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J. R. IAGOOD, Enrror.
THE SALUIDA AIROUS' CIN I
I'le readers of the M E1SSEN lG.:
will remember that in our issue of
.June 27th, we attacked the 'Salu
da Argus" on account of an ar ti
cle Which appeared inl its columlils
regarding the Congressional can
(idates of the Third district. In
or'der that the Whole matter miight
he thoroughly understoo(. we refer
0our readers agail to the article
which appears il our issue of the
27th, ultin, and ask them to
co'uple it With what we now have
The Argus'' termed the candi
dates for Congress. save Hon. 1).
Wyatt Aiken, as "political up
starts." We meant to quote it as
calling them "u lpStalts;'' and left.
off the deecQriptivc terim "political.'
At our failure to so qualify the
term, "llpstarts,'' the 'AI ruS' calls
our attention to it. The prefixincg
of the word "political," however, to
the term "upstarts, im no wise ex
c(ases the 'A rgs-'omi the ha se
and uncalled for slander., which it.
with iuprecedented presumption,
dares to he(ap upon the 1ads of
the other Congressional caidi
The idea of havi nig men like Col.
R. E. Bowen, Maj. E. H. M urrav
and lon. dreo. Johnstone sb11lject
ed to im isrepresentation by an ap
parentlv narrow-minded t j udge,
such as that ot the "Saluda Ar
0u1S, is enlou1h to provoke feelings
of in(dignation on the part of the
friends of these gentlemen. IU
like the 'Argus,' their reputa
tion as men of' infl ience and1( abil
ity is not restrictedl to the nar'
row terr'itor'v in whichh they' live(.
They have mnade for themtselves
envi able reiputahitions~ in th le State,
and~ only need t he opportunity,
which tihe biased edlitor of the
'Argrus' woul withhld~ from
them, for1 establishing those repu
tations thr'oughiout the vast (10
main of the American Republic.
But will our readers indulge us
while we attempt to answer the
'Argus' as regard1s our own case?
Jt starts out by giving a brief de
scription of the MEssENGER, re
garding the place of its publica
tion, and1 the nature of the matter
which in part fills its columns.
We quote it as saying: "The Eas
ley Messenger, a newspaper rath
er puerile in appearance, yet quite
b)right, p)rogr'essive and sprightly,
published at Easley, in the county
of Pickens, on the A tlanta & Char
lotte Air Line railroad, paya a
weekly visit to thIefl1e Its 10
x14, pages de gene filled with
an interbsto is m4 Iclan.)
Spicy edi torilis'nd R flsy par'a
graphs of events at home. Some
comparisons \m pto v)e odious,
but we shall compare the MEssEN
(mat to thiatof the 'Argus,' and let
the people seefor themselves. Our
paper is "puerile in appearance."
Well, perhaps that it is; for then
there nre grounds for hoping that
at some day in the fiture it will
rise lip in the "dignity of its
strength," 'as regards both size
and matter. and irsent to the
public a manly "appearance",
and a enUtholic i minded plattormu.
Not one like that of the "Argus,"
Which is hemmed in )y )etty jeal
ousiecs and prejudicial opllons, on
whose fac.e there seemis now to be
sta nm ped in indelible colors the
pictumre of old fogyismi. We are!
glad, our. frien1d, that you realize
that something va1uaIbe is Wrapt
ip) in a small )ackagre; )(tter that1
way than to have a 28-column PaI
per to gro out, witI five coluns of'
news matter printed at home.
The 'A lgus8' furtliermore qilues
tionis the (1 1cilation ot the Mrs
slENGsIR. W e not know how
Imaliv suibers the 'A rgus' has,
but we vill,Ior the sake of curiosi-1
ty.comprel( lists with this jollual,
wheneiiver a g(ood opportun Hity is
presented. ve will say, however,
that at present we are nine months
old. andl have about two hundred
more subscribers than tle 'Argus'
ha(l when it was tov years o(d.
Yoi have said, "Le, t 1s lave
Peace." PIaee yourself in the po
sition to merit it and you will
doub)tless get it. Many thanks
for inlvitationl t~o be with you on
WviiAT MAY PROVE TO BEI' A GOOD)
T[he Grieeniville "NewIs" of Wed
neCsdayv mo(rning c'otains anf edlito
rial, worthy of pr1Ofound~ consider
ation, regarding the election of~
C:ongr'esmn in the Thir'd and
Fourth Congressional Districts.1
With the present number of can
dlidates out for the position of'
Congressman, the "News'' antici
pa~tes a dlead-lock in the Conven
tions, and~ expreCsses the hope, that
the .1ad-lock( "Will rem!fainl uinbro
ken so that the nomination may
be referred back to the people."
In ouri district we have four can
dlidates for' the position. Upon
first ballot in the Convention, no
one can be declared the nominee
of the democratic party. Perhaps
the balloting may go on for a half
or a whole (day without a change
in the vote. In this event some
slelegatef will vo)te4 :pc~ tieirI' see
Ond choice, or els 'aik hrse"
will be1rought wich 4 re
ceive the almost' iled suril)ort 6f
the Convention. T fIs the 'New's'
says:. "the demriocratie nominatioin
is really the election, and the peo
1)le should havo tha ppotiniiity to
control it. directly." This....they
cannot do, on the plan of: a nomi
nating Convention. Tt is a hard
matter for forty-two men to ex
press the individual wish of many
thousand voters. .
If there was one (ayndidate in
the field the plan of noiniting him
by a convention would answer very
Well. because le is suppose(d to be
the eboice of the majority, But
where there are Aeveral candl i(ates
for the positions. our delecgates
may not nominate the man, who
in a primary election would be the
choice of the people. Wve rather
think that ou( candidate, Col. R.
. )Wen, Would ( Willing to
leave the election to the people at
large, and perips thie other can
(lid.ates would he of tihe same will
ingness of' mind, if such a plau
was proposed to them.
NOw after' the forty-two sober
1lillded men (et to(rether in con
vention, let them cauvass this
subject. thorloughly. I they i think
that the interests of tihe party
would be better subserved by the
paimaltry system, afteI expressing
unalterably their choice in t he con
vention, let them Order the olee
tionis for congressman in the diffelr
ent counties. Thiis change would
place the candidates directly be
fore the great mass of the people,
and the wish of the majority of
the entire district would be better
What have our peopl'e to say on
NATIONAL AND STATE TICKET.
Gnovcm CLEVELAND, of' N. Y.
liios. A. IIENDRICKs, otfIndiana.
H~uoi S. THOursos.
For Lieutenant Governor,
For Secretary of State,
J. N. Lui'scouin.
.J. P. RICerDnsON.
For Adjt. and Insp.-General,
A. M. MANIGAUT.
W. E. STONEY.
C. R. MILES.
For Superintendent Ed ucat ion,
Let all 0our readers hail with (de
light, thle ticket thlat has been
nominated for tihe Presidency and
the Vice-Presidency of these Uni
ted States! The man who. above
all ot4ers, is the strongest in the
nation for the position of Presi
dent, has been placed at the head
of the' D6cmocrdic - ticket. IIis
name has found its way into cv
ery intelligent household, North,
South, East and West of the White
Hou0se. It should be among the
.first. speeches of -prattling babes,
the watchword of every interested
mother and sister, aid the sta
men of every faltering father and
son. Look to the ticket, as the
one most powerfil to lead us on to
victor 4v. If" this can be achieved,
the sicCCSS will )e in great mens
Ire due to the noble stahindard
heaI I e's, whose time and tilents
will be devoted to this gieat end.
When men like Cleveland and
Hendricks are placed before the
voters of this gieat nation, how
cal they fail to become the heads
of our people? Will it suffer to see
suh mon as they aire placed aside
For others? Demlocr-ats rally ote
hel! Show full fledgedo allegi
IIce tgo the men who are only wait
ing to Show their appreci:ation of
the kindness already sliown then,
a11(1 frm111 whom piosperity will
ciogressioai Convemt lon --Third
The Democratic Conigressional Col.
venion of t e Third (ongr-ession1a I
Di)strict of Soith1I ( Crol lina will colven e
inl the Keowee Hotel, Seneca, S. C
on the first, WXed7(b(1esd1ay in Antti-., (he
iig the 6th August,) at. 10 o'clock. A.
M., for the purpose of IominatingV a
I)emocratic can(didate I o repreet, t his
Congcrez..ional District inl tle IIvxt
Tle five coilities compoii this..
ongwreumz-siolal DistriclIt areentitled to
Conventin, viz: A bheville. 12 dele
at4el; ndersoni, 10; Newherr y, 8- Oco
y o rdr of t lie ongressional Com
mit lee of t he Third District.
W. C. BECNET,
('hairzmanu of Commnit tee.
MIarriedl at Pumi))pkin townu, on Sun -
dayV, (ith of JTuly, by Rev. 'G. M. Lynch,
Mr. A. M. MiRuqm.x. and Miss Mitir ii
A. AI)Ars, all of this County.
On the same (day, by Rev. G. M.
Simmnons, Mr. HENRY LESLIE andl
Miss ALICE CLARK, all of P.ickens
OFF~ICE oF COUNTYv AUDITrOR,
PICKENS C. 11., July 7, '84.
rpHE Secon d meet ing of Conntsv
Rt1oardo of Equalization wvill he hlcd
in this office on Saturday, July 19th, to
hear' Appeals, if any.
J5. B. CLYDE,
july 11 2t Gont Auditor.
STOCK-HOLDERS in "Tr Ui
~JOINTI STOCK COMPANY of
Easley Academy,"' are herebly niotifled
that the Annunal Meeting will b)e held
at thme A cademy, on August 1st next,
at 10) o'clock, a. mn. All Stock-holders
are earniest ly requeistedl to be p reseret,
as some very important buts iness, in
which all are lnterestedl. will be trans
aictedl. W. M. HAGOOD,
.iulv 11 4t Preident.