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J. R. HAGOOD, EmoR.
By reference to another column,
our readers will see what was done
al. the State Conventions last week,
It was our good pleasure to be
present on this occasion, and in
as much as it was the first that we
ever attended we shall never forget
it. We were one of the number
of delegates who represents Pick
ens County. Our entire delega
tion, with one exception, turned
out, and not only did the editor
enjoy himself, but his Colleagues
did likewise. The gathering of
300 talented men in one house, up
on whose shoulders rested the re
sponsibility of directing aright the
Ship of State, made a scene, inter
esting to witness.
In the hands of our delegates there
rested the power for providing
for our future government. Our
ilestiny was safe in their hands.
Our interests would be looked af
ter, and our prosperity would be
cared for. These men, thought,
Apoke and acted for our great pop
The thoughts that found expres
sion,and the plans that were so well
executed, were such as to make
grand old South Carolina glory in
her noble Sons. and pride herself
upon having such distinguished
talent to represent her in home and
The Convention exeetted its bu
Ainess with great tact, and highly
cultivated judgment. Three sep
arate sessions were held during the
dlay and night, and the vast deal ol
work before the body was soon
gone through with. During the
first session delegates at large to
the National Convention were elect.
ed. Senator Wade Hampton wan
put in nomination by the distin
guished James L. Orr, and wasn
elected by a rising vote. The three
others were first voted for by a
viva voce vote. In this the elect
ion resulted in the choice of that
popular and universally admired
editor, Capt. F. W. Dawson, 01
the Charleston "News and Cou
* rier," and Hion. C. H Suber, 01
New berry. The next man receiv
ing the next highest number o
votes was "the silver-tongued or
ator " of' South Carolina, Col. Le
roy F. Yeomans, of Columbia
Not receiving a majority of vote
cast, upon motion, he was electe(
b~y acelamation as the fourth dee
gate to Chicago. D~uring thi
course of the sessions, at the ut
terance of the names of Bayar(
and Cle' eland, the owdl manifest
ed great enthusiasm. While some
of the delegates and alternates
elected to Chicago personally pre
fer Bayard, yet most of. them con
sider Cleveland the mobt available
man, and if so proven will support
him in the National Convention.
State nominations were made,
which resulted in the re-nomination
of the old ticket. In the evening
Gov. Thompson, Lieut. Gov. Shep
herd, and Secretary of State Lips
comb acknowledged the confidence
vested in them.'in fine, appropriate
speeches, when Dawson & Yeo
maus were called upon, who enter
tained the vast audienc, with
words of power and of wisdom.
At 9:40 the Convention adjourn
ed, satisfied generally with its
work, realizing that the time was
pleasantly and profitably spent.
CLOSING EXERCISES OF THE
For two or three weeks past,
great prepreations had been going
on for the grand closing exercises
of that deservedly popular Instu
tion, known as the Easley Acade
my, under the leadership of Prof.
C. W. Moore, assisted by Miss
Lillie D. Green, of Macon, Ga.,
and Miss Jennie Rosemond, of
Anderson county, S. C., the form
er as Music teacher, and the lat
ter as a literary teacher, both ac
complished and worthy young la
dies, which exercises took place
on Thursdtay and Thursday night,
Friday and Friday night of last
week. The occasion drew large
crowds from the country and ad
jacent towns, whose expectations
were fully realized, knowing, as
they (lid, the high character and
success of former exercises of the
On Thulrsday the general exam
ination took place, which was sat
isfactory to all concerned.
The exercises were opened by
music on the Piano and a song by
the smaller scholars entitled, "Va
cation is Here," which (lid great
credit to the little ones, evincing
careful training by the teachers.
Next in order was original Es
says, read as follows:
Richey; Voyage of Life--Miss
r Lillie Clyde; Leap Year-Miss
Ida Bates, which brought down
the house with rounds of applause;
Idleness-Miss Lula Mauldin;
Cheerfulness and Contentment
Miss Zoe Gilliland.
MUSIC, AND SOWG BY MR. J. E. BIGs
AND MISS NETTIE BARTON.
I Hudgens; Culture and Christian
- ity---Misa Nora IHolc'mbn- Unme
--Miss Ne'tie Barton; Then and
Now-Miss Ella Black.
All of the above named young
ladies acquitted themselves most
admirably, and show that they
have lost no time from their stud
ies, and deserve great credit for
the free and easy manner of deliv
ery, which was in every instance
free from excitement.
MUSIC, FOLLOWED BY ORATIONS.
Our Country-Mr. Elbert Hes
ter; Early Knowledge-Mr. J. E.
Rankin; Perseverance-Mr. J. E.
Briggs; Labor-B. D. Lenhardt.
These young men acquitted
themselves most handsomely, and
gave evidence of their future use
fulness. The next on the Pro
MUSIC, FOLLOWED BY A DEBATE.
Subject-"Which deserves the
more praise for his courage, the
Moral or the Military Hero?"
Affirmative-Mr. W. L. Grice.
Negative-Mr. C. H. Clyde.
The Affirmative side won the
day, making a noble effort in be
half of the Moral Hero.
The Professor then returned
thanks for the large attendance,
good behavior, &c., and announced
the programme for Friday at 10
o'clock, a. m., and for Friday even
ing at 8 o'clock, explaining the ob
ject of the Charades, &c., when the
large audience dispersed, well
pleased with all they had wit
Promptly at 10 o'clock, a large
crowd, composed mostly of ladies
and children assembled at the
Academy. and the smaller boys
delivered their speeches, doing
great credit to themselves and
teachers by their promptness, well
delivered speeches, and u nexci ted
manners, all of which were ap
plauded andI appreciated by the
In the evening at 8 o'clock came
the Charades, wbich were gotten
up in connection with the school
exhibition to assist in raising
money to complete the payment
on the Piano, which is such a
great acquisition to the Institu
The Charades were opened with
Music, and the following pieces
acted with telling effect, music be
ing furnished between each act:
"The Drunkard's Daughter-2
scenes-Misses Mary Clyde, A lice
Day, Ednar Keith, D~ora Richie,
Alice Snodd~y and( Jennie Will
"Too much of a Good Thing"
1 scene-Misses Blanche Hludgens,
Minnie Howard, Nora Hlolombe
and Lillie Clyde, and W. L. Grice,
C. HI. Clyde and B. n) Lnhardt
"The way they Kept the Secret"
-2 scenes-Misses Flora Richie,
Lula Mauldin, Civila Hill, Zoo
Gilliland, Teresia Mauldin, Ida
Bates and Lula Glazener, and
"Aunt Betsy's Beaux"-2 scenes
-Misses Nettie and -Emma Bar
ton, Annie Gossett and Mary La
tham' and R. N. Berry and J. T.
Then a song by Robert Hester
and Lidie Folger.
"From Punkin Ridge"-5 scenes
-Misses Nettie Barton and Ma
mie Folger, and B. D. Lenhardt,
W. L. Grice, J. E. Briggs, E. Hes
ter, J. E. Rankin and W. L. Ham
"Negro Minstrels"-I scene
R. N. Berry, W. L. Hamilton, J. E.
Rankin, J. W. Munson and V. E.
All of which was well acted and
enjoyed by the large audience.
Everything tended to the enjoy
ment and comfort of the specta
tors, Ice Cream, Lemonade, Cake,
&c., being in abundance, and quite
a handsome sum was realized,
amounting to $57.55.
Prof. Moore and his teache is de
serve great credit for the progress
made in their School, and for the
interesting Exhibitions given at
the end of each session, and we
hope to enjoy them for yeirs '
come, as the school is no do.(Ib
perfect success and deserved41e
well-wishes of all lovers of educa-.
SUSPENSION OF THEI HUGUENOT
MILLs.-Notice was given yester
day that the Huguenot Mills
would clos on Monday and sus
pend operations until the present
stock of goods is reduced' the
Board of Directors having decided
that such action would be best for
the interests of the stockholders.
Trhe suspension is one of the nat
ural results of the existing de
pression in business of every sort,
and especially in the cotten and
cotton goods trade. As is well
known, the market is glutted and
prices so low that manufacturers
can fmnd no demand for their pro,
ducts at prices which will pay.
The period of the suspension is, of
course, unknown. It is impossi
ble to foresee the events of the
next few months or to predict
what the course of trade will be.
The accumulated stock of Hlugue
not mills might be disposedl of in a
month or might remain until the
fall trade begins. it is not, there
fore, within the knowledge of any
body when work will be resumed.
About 40 hatnds are thrown out of
employment by the suspension.
D~aily News, 27ult.
-The Senate has passed the
Mexican pension bill, but it will
probably be allowed to (die in the
H-ouse as the Republicans are us
ing it for camnaign thnmi.