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J. Ro HAGOOD, EDITon.
THE DEM)CRATIC CLUB MEETING
OF LAST SATURDAY.
One among the most successful
and interesting club meetings ev-,
tr held in Easley was that of last
Saturday afternoon. In pursuance
to the call of the Chairman, Cap
tain A. W. Miudgens, the club iMet,
reorganized and elected delegates
to the County Convention, which
meets in Pickens on Saturday
next. The attendxnce was good,
and much interest was manifest
ed. The Chairman called the club
to order, stating the object of the
meeting, and ordered the election
of new officers for the next two
years. J. R. Hagood moved that
the vote be taken by acclamation.
It was seconded and carried. The
election for Chairman was called.
)r. R. J. Gilliland, jr., nominated
Mr. W. M. Hagood. Mr. John A.
Easley, seconded the nomination;
the vote was taken and Mr. Ha
good -declared elected. Mr. J. A.
Easley and C. T. Martin were eleet
ed Vice-Presidents. Then came
the election of Secretary. Capt.
A. W. Hudgens nominated Dr. R.
. Gilliland, Jr. His name having
received a second, the vote was ta
"kek and he was declared elected.
Mr. W. A. Clyde was elected
Trcasurer. The chairman appoint
ed as a committee on Registration,
Messrs. Isaac Williams, Wm. Mc
Mahan and W. A. Hamilton.
They following gentlemen were
elected as the Executive Commit
tee upon the nomination of J. R.
Hfagood: E. H. Bates, T. J. Bowen,
Win. Ellis, A. W. Hudgens and
Aifre I Sheriff. J. R. G:>ssett, Esq.,
was nominated by Capt. A. W.
Huidgens as a member of the Coun
ty Executive Committee, and was
The Chairman then appointed a
committee to nominate delegates
to the County Convention. The
Committee retired and after con
sultation, nominiatedl the following
W. A. Hamilton, T. A. McMa
han, J. A. Easley, T. J. Bowen,
WV. A. Hlendrix, J. R. Gossett, A.
W. Hludgens, Isaac Williams, J.
R. Hlagood, J. A. Higgins, Win.
McMahan, John S. Latham, W.
M. Hagood, W. W. Philips, Elias
Day, R. J. Gilliland, Jr.
Alternates.--C. T. Martin, J1. B.
WV. A. Clyde, S A Barr, W. W. Rob
inson, Sr., W. G. Field.
It was moved that the report be
adopted, and it prevailed.
The question regarding the di
vision of the county into astons,
each to be represented on tho
Board of County Commlssioners
was then sprung by J. R: Gossett
Esq., and he inoved that the dele
gates.be instructed to vote'againsi
any division of the County, in th<
County Convention of Satuiday
next. Capt. John H. Bowen, sub.
initted as an amendment to thai
motion, that it is the sense of th<
Easley Democratic Club to hav
no division, but that the delegatei
go uninstructed. Remarks upot
the motion, and the amendment t<
it, were made by the Inovers and
other gentleineh present, and th<
motion with amendment prevailed
The next point taken up by the
club was the endorsement of Col
R. E. Bowen, of Pickens, for Con
gress. from the Third Congression
al District. J. R. .Hagood arose
and made a short speech in the in
terest of Col. Bowen, and brough1
forward the following resolution:
Resolved, That it is the sense o:
the Easley Democratic Club, thai
it unanimously endorses the name
of Col. R. E. Bowen, of Pickens
for Congress from this, the Third
The resolution was seconded by
Judge W. G. Field, who fo'.lowet
in a hearty speech. J. R. Gosset1
then arose and spoke with muel
interest in behalf of Cq. Bowen
and of National Politics.
There being no further businest
before the club, a motion to ad
journ, subject to the call of the
Chairman, was carried.
TIE POLITICAL oUTLOOK.
The Political Outlook is verN
promising. It if thought to b(
the most favorable since the war:
and now the National Democratic
Party should take courage, work~
with a v'im, act discreetly, and dis.
play its wisdom throughout thi
whole campaign, if it expects tc
some out with flying colors nexi
November. What is the most im
portant step to be taken just nowi
[n our opinion it is the agitation~
rf tile name of Gov. Grover Cleve
Land, of'New Yoi'k, a.s the nominee
ror President, and the next impor.
bant step, is the selection of a
man who will carry Indiana in the
election as Vice-President. Trhe
man who could do this or corm
nearest doing it, is McIonald. Ii
the Democrats can but win the
electoral votes of these two Statei
with those of New Jersey and a
"Solid South," victory is theirs ir
the coming campaign. TPhe
"Plumed Knight of Maine" may
not have even a hai d "walk over,'
much less an easy one. The for
ces working against. him carry
with them great powe a(a pe,.
haps the most strenuous efforts.
will fail to secure the election to
him. We say Hurrah for Cleve
land for President, and Col. R. E.
Bowen, of Pickens, foi Contgress!
t Keep wide awake, fellow voter,
and cast your ballot in the right
OUR GREENVILLE LETTER.
GRENVILLE, June 17, 1884.
MR. EDITo'R. Mr. John L. Stewart,
a resident of this city for the last two
or three years, but reared near Foun
tain In, in this County, was taken il
with congestion of the brain Monday
morning - about 1 or 2 f'clock, and
died on the following Wednesday
morning, 11th inst., at 2:10, at the resi
dence of Capt. A. B. Wright, with
whom he had for some time been
boarding. le was a very noble, high
minded, honorable young man, and re
ceived the highest respect and esteem
of'all who knew him. He was about
22 years of age and was never before
confined to his bed by sickness. Every
attention was bestowed upon him both
by Capt. Wright's family and by the
rest of the boarders, and his room
mate, Mr. T. 11. Gossett, devoted his
whole time to his assistance. He was
r attended by Dr. Wn. E, Wright, who
called in also, Drs. Andrew Wallace
and J-. F. Dorroh; but tll to no pur
Another sad death occurred in our
midst Friday rnorning 13th inst.. a
bout 8 o'clock. It was that of Mr. Ed
ward L. lBollin, a very estimable young
man 18 years of age. le was a broth
er of Mr. E. 1 Bollin, Teller in the
National Bank of Greenville.
The Coin mencenent exercises oef the
various educational institutions of this
place was ushered in Sunday, 15th, by
the Rev. Chas. A. Stakely, of Chailes
ton, Who preached the conmencenient
Sermon i th:% Greenville Baptist
Church. He Is a beardless boy, yet a
giant in t bought and power of expres
mion. flis text was a portion of the
21st verse, 12th Chapter of St. John:
"'We would see Jesus." The sermon
was perfectly grand. This was follow
ed by the Calisthenic Exhibition of the
Greenville Female College on Monday
morning. The girls who participated
in the Exhibition were dressed very
prettily, some in pink and some in
blue. Their performances were most
beautiful and attractive. It took place
in Humphrey's Hall.
I n the sa me Hall Monday night came
th? Annual Celebration of the Adel
pehian anmd Philosophian Literary Soci
eties of Furman University. Mr. M.
L. D)avis, of Oconee County, President
of the Philosophian Society, presided.
The question for discussion was : "Re
solvedl, That justice would more pro
hably be secured by a bench of salaried
Judges appointed by the Legislature
than by the present jury system."
The nffirmative was argued by Mr.
T1. J. League, Pilosophian, of Green
ville County, and Mr. R. G. Patrick,
Adelphian, of the City of Greenville;
and the negative by Mr. S. Y. Jame
son3. Philosophian, of Oconee County,
and Mr. T1. E. Horton, Adelphian, of
Williamston. The judges were Rev.
J. A . Mundy, D). D)., Rev. R. D. Smart
and Dr. TI. T. Earle, who, after hear
ing the question thoronghly dlBiscssed,
dlecided in favor of the negative.
Thrie Commencement of the Green
ville Military Institute was held in the
Opera House Tuesday morning, and
speeches were delivered by the Cadets.
Several of their number received hand
some medals and other reward(s. TIhe
exercises reflected great credit uupon
Capt. J. 'B.' P. rIck, the Principal of
the luistim. ile is one of the mes05
Indus3tr'ious men in the City, and with
out any charitable con? ributions or a1(d
from any source, he hams built up a
magnitteenL. Military Institute. Green
ville is -pr'oud( of him, and she Is proud
to see his brass-button-boys walk her
.,The,. Co,~~cm t ot Furman
L1rail0ty .wll be hMld Wodaesday
morning tat J~lmphroy'lsalli., and that
A the: renill' Femile College oil
Ihursday, and the Commencement
3eakson -will close.
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