Newspaper Page Text
9jhe inle 4]]eseniger.
J. R. IIAGOOD, EDrroI,
Co4. W. 11 PRuy, of Greenville,
was on yesterday (Thursday)
nominated for Congress from the
Foarth District, after a lock of
three days in the Convention.
Like all political bodies, the
present Congressional Convention
is characterized by an extensively
manifested interest. Tlie trains
of Tuesday afternoon and night
brought in most of the delegates,
an1A those of' Wednesday morning
brought in the renliinder, with
some friends of the candidates.
Oconee County has turned out in
great numbers to witness the
scenes which are being placed up
on the great panorama of the po-I
litical world. Citizens of other!
counties are also' in attendancel
and the spacious Convention hall
has accommodated many )eople
who feel no little interest in the
proceedings of this highly intelli
gent body. The pleasure of the
occasioln is heightened by the
presence of a good brass band,
which is discoursing very fine mu
Maj. ). F. Bradley, of Pickens
called the Convention together at
10 o'clock, A. M., on the day ap
pointed for its meeting. On mo
tion of the same gentleman, Mr
R. W. Simpson, of Anderson, was
(lected temporary chainian. In
fitting words he explained the ob
ject of the meeting, expressing theI
wish that it might prove harmoni
ous. ie added that he voice the
sentiment of the everal constitu
encies, of which the delegates
were the representatives, in say
ing that they would support the
nominee of this Convention.
Maj. R. A. Child, of Pickens,;
was elected temporary Secretar'y.
A Committee of five, consistingv
of one man from each delegation,
was appointed on credentials.
They retired and in a fewv min
utes reported. The report was
There is a full dlelegati on pres
ent, the Convention being comn
p~osed1 of 42 men.
R W Simpson, of Anderson~was
lihen Elected President of the body,
with R. A. Child as Permanent
J. E Brazeale, of Anderson,
then introduced the following res
oluition, Which was adopted:
Resolved, T1hat it is the sense of
this Convention that the nomnina
tion of a cndia fr Cre,
from this District, shall be'inade
from the nominees beforet Cbu
vention, and that after nomia
tions are closed it shall npt be in
order for any further nominations
to be made.
Nominations were then hi or
der, and each County was called
upon alphabetically. Abbeville
was the first, but was passed
over. Anderson was next called,
and in response Gen. W. W, Hum
phreys nominated in an eloquent
speech, the Hon. E. B. Murray, of
Anderson, as a Canldidate to rep
resent us in tihe next Congress.
Newberry was (alled after the
speech of Gen. lHumpphrey's, but
was passed without a nomination
by any of its (elega tes. Oponee
was next in order, and in answer
to the call of the Secretary, Col. W.
C. Keith rose to the floor, and from
a written ilnuseript, nlomlinafted
Hon. G;eorge Johntstone, of New
berry, Ie spoke in t he defeise of!
lavyer's, allegi ng that the interests
of :il Iwere co-ordinate. Foll()Wi ng
Col. Keith, was Mr. John1 P. Ca1ry,
of Seneca,'ho rose to place in nmIl
ination tihe -lo1n. ). Wyatt Aikein,
of ('okeshury. ie spoke eloquen t
ly, and gave expression to a very
fine Speccl. He w11S ap)Plauded
greatly, and his very Inasterly ef
fort took SpleldIdly with thavast
audien--e. Newherr.y, at the re
quest of lon. Y. J. Pope, vas t lien
recurred to, alld lie arose to Secold
the nomination of lon. GeorgOe
Johinstone. He spoke magnificent
ly. and in him we realize a pro
found orator a nd a. cultured schol
ar. Pickens was next calle l, and
for the first time during her exist-!
ence, she had a candidate whose
claims to the office of Congress
man of' the Third District of South
Carolina, were brought forward.
It w~as (lone in the person of Maj.
D). F. Bradley, of Pickens, and he
represented Pickens C'outnty, in
the nomination of (Col. R. E. Bow
en, of the same ~eounty. Maj. R.
A. Child, of' Pickens, followed
Maj. Bradley in a fine speech, sec
onding the nomination of our no-.
Mr. E. B. Gary, of Abbeville,
then arose and1 with a goodl speech,
sp~oke in the interest of the lion.
D). Wyatt Aiken. Following
this speaker, Mr. J1. E. Brazeale,
of Anderson. took thne floor, and
with a good effort seconded the
nomination of the H-on. E. B.
The nominations were then
closed, and Mr. S. WV. White, of
Abbeville, moved to vote for a
nominee to represent us in next
Congress, the nomination to be in
acconulance with the natitntian of
theTDennbrratic party of the State.
The ofon pevaiJel. Mr. J3. W.
Perrift, of Abbevife then moved
that acolmnitteei f five be ap.
pointed, consist g of one i from
each delegation -stellers. The
motion was carried, whereupon
the President appointed the fol
lowing gentlemen: L. W. White,
G. E. Prince, J. K. P. Goggins,
R. A. Matthewson and WV. M. Ila
The first ballot was then taken
and the vote stoo l as follows:
AiL-en 13, Bowen 6, Johnstonc 13,
and Murray 10.
Only two ballots were taken
wvh en the Con vention took a recess
of three-quarters of an hour.
At 12:30 p. m., the ('onvention
re-aseimbledl, anid mado 7 ballots
more without a change. It then
adjourned util 3: 10 o'cock p. m.,
at which tune the' ballot i 11 Was re0
Ile delegates loyal to the trusts
confilded to them, voted through
the 72nd ballot solhdly fon their!
can' didiate. No nomination coild
be made, nid at 4:45 the b)dv ad
journed to meet at 8:30 p. in. It
is our' desire to see ('0. 11. E. Bow
en1 receive tle iloiminationi, an11d we
can11not, help but enterta-in Some
hope )of his success. All the can
didates are lere. The interes.t ini
the Convention runs high. It may'
be, thaflt at. a later houir we can
grive our readers somletling more!
(efinit e and perhps the nominee
of the party.
The ConVention convened AIg
7th at 9:30 a. m. It weit througli
the 77th vote without change.
Mr. Pope moved that the Con
vention take a recess of 15 mii
utes, during which time, the del
egations miight confer, and se
whether or' not they should ask
the differ'ent candlidates to relieve
the, membhers of the assemly
from thle inastrumetions resti ng up)on
them. It was car'ried. After
consultation tihe delegates requeIs..
ted the candidates to comie inito then
hail, w'hereupon the candlidates in cau
enus r'elieved tihe (delegates of the in
structons gien them in the county
con ventionis. 'lThe Convention contin
iedl to mleet in caucus and v'oted by bal
lot three times In ordler to select a can.
dlidafte to place in) n)omlinationi before
the Convention. The vote stood in the
caneus the same as in Convention. The
caucus adjournedr for' a half hour and
thmein met again. It took fiye ballots
more, the vote remainedl the same.
Tlhe caucus then adjour'nedl and1 the
Convention proceeded to vote for a
candhidate. It car'riedl the vote up to
100 without change and then adjpur'n
edl until 4 o'clock p mu., when Mr. R.
A. Child gave notice that he wvould
bring forward a motion to adjournaine
Since going to Press we received
intelligence that, Col. ID. Wyatti
Aiken received the 'fomination on
the 110th ballot. So now we have
Aiken, and Perry from the 3d and
Married, July 31st, 1884, by Rev. J.
D. Talley, at his residence. Mr. G. W.
OWENS and Miss EMMA E. PRRY,
all of Pickens Conty.
W~rMr. W. K. BOGGS is re
spectftlly announced as a candidate for
School Commissioner 9f Pickens Co.,
subject to the action od the next Demo
eratic primary electton. aug 8 td
N OTICE is hereby given that iny
BLACK JACK will be at Easley
from 3 o'clock on each Monday and all
through Tuesday. At Liberty on each
SaturdaV, and at ny residence. near 18
Mile,dr ing the other' paIt of the week,
beginning a, Easley on the 11th of
A tigIust iext.. All persons interested
will please make a note of this.
J. W McCILANAI[AN.
TIE FIRM OF W. M.
HAGOOD & CO., is this
dissolved by Mutual consent.
All parties indebted are re
spectfully begged to come
Forward as soon as possible
ld pay their Notes and Ac
iounts to W. M. Hagood,
as money is badly needed.
W. M. HAGOOI),
P. Mc). ALEXANDER.
The uinder'sigoned have en
tered into partnership for the
purpose of conducting the
Mercantile business at lEas
ley under name and style of
W. M. Hagood & Co., and
respectfully ask the patron
age of the public.
W. M. HAGOOD),
.J. McD. BRUCE,
W. W. ROBINSON.