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J. R. HAGOOD, EDITOR.
NATIONAL AND STATE TWt T
GROVER CLEVELAND, of N. Y.
TiHos. A. HENDRICKS, of Indian a
HUGH S. THOMPSON.
For Lieutenant Governor,
JOHN C. SHEPHERD.
For Secretary of State,
J. N. LIPsCOMB.
J. P. RICHAnRDsoN.
For Adjt. and Insp.-General,
A. M. MANIGAULT.
W. E. STONEY. *
C. R. MILES.
For Su'perintendent Education,
A MUSICAL AND LITERARY
On Saturday night of last week,
it was our great pleasure to be
present at an entertainment given
in the spacious hall of the Pied
mont Institute. The nature of the
evening's programm was a literary
and musical feast, without paral
lel in the history of Pickens. It
was announced through the col
umns of the MEssENGER, that this
entertainment would be given, and
that some of the musical talent of
Greenville would participate in the
etereisl6. The report was not
without meaning, and some of the
verylinest re resentatiyes of our
neighboring city, with character
itdic kindness, came forward, and
favored o"r Pickens friends, with
the softest strains of sweet music,
coupled '-with an inspiring pres
ence. 'With these friends there
were others from Pendleton, Sene
ca and Charleston, who, uniting
their hearts, hands and voices, act
ing in concert with those above
mnentioned,and citizens of Picken,
made last Sturday night's enter
tlnaent one of such prominence
anad delight that it will not soon
be forgotten. It will live in our
memories when the BYRD of For
tune, has flown far away, and the
HILL-RousE, shall have finished ser
ving,in her most faithful and envi
able manner, an appreciative gen
eration. No time itself shall not
BARR out- ao remembrance of
the happy acession, the Gu
ten.Jcal .weets, and the MAG4
(ogs)*ALrrt of that interest-.
ing entertainment. The eients Is
BARInZD strongly within the limits
of our hearts, and they cannot be
forgotten. Th~ee~xercises was open
ed with mui~sie, by an elegant string
b)and. Read the programma :
1. The M(oking ird,'!pleadi
ly executed by Messrs. Alexander,
Barr and Bruce, and Miss Lucit
2. Song and chorus: "Wait till
the clouds roll by." Sung by
Misses Lidie Byrd and Mattie Hil
house, of Greenville; Miss Mag
gie Simpson, of Pendleton; Miss
Nina Lewis, of Pickens: Mr. Wal
ter Barr, of Greenville; and P.
McD. Alexander, of Pickens.
3. "1776 and 1876." A Dialogue
splendidly rendered by Misses
Gussie Sitton, of Pendleton, and
Sue E. Lewis, of Pickens.
4. Peri Waltz. By Mr. Bar on
violin and Miss Byrd on Piano.
5. Duet. "In the Starlight."
Sung excellently by Misses Byrd
and Hillhouse, Encored.
They then sang, "The Hunters
6. Instrumental duet. "Bonnie
Jean." Miss Byrd on Guitar and
Mr. Barr on violin. Brought down
the house. Miss Byrd, returning,
favored the audience with an ex
ceptionably fine solo on the Gui
tar, termed the "Spanish Fandan
7. Instrumental Duet. Misses
Sitton and Hagood. Pianos.
8. Burlesque Oration on Matri
tuony. J. W. Bruce. Well deliv
9. Instrumental Solo. Played
with characteristic skill by Miss
10. Solo. Song, "Annie Laurie."
Rendered better than we ever heard
it, by Miss Byrd.
11. Instrumental Duet. Misses
Sitton and Hagood.
12. Song. "I'se Gwine back to
Dixie." Messrs. Alexander, Mor
gan and Bruce, and Misses Lewis
and Simpson, with Miss Hagood
playing the accompaniment. En
cored. "Never take the Horse Shoe
from the Door."
13. Music by the performers of
14. Instrumental Duet., one 'of
which was 'The Blue Alsatian
Mountains" by Mr. Barn and Miss
15. Instrumental piece. "Sweet
by and by." Miss Hyrd and oth
' THE 0$N~ cANvAss.
;~nXseese4s w'it the appoint
mnente, made by the County Ex
eentive Committee, the cindidates
are on the "Grand Round." It
was our pleasure to be with them
at Pumpkintown on Saturday last
for the first time. It is pleasant
to be:Atrown with such a jolly set
o( good-natured fellows, and to
winees their interestingr proceed
gs. But why tiey dgoo
iaturied? It i& a disposition 0
mind which is 'alike i l. I
they continue to be is cheerful af
ter the 19th day of August, as they
are now, we would advise many
more of our friends to join the
party. We would like to see the
soeial nature of our people devel.
op to the extent that at all times
they will be friendly to the unof.
Quite a crowd attended the
meetings at Pumpkintown and Da
cueville, Cross Plains'and Easley
Some of the candidates indulg
themselves in oratorical declara
tions to their own heart's desire,
at some of the places where they
are not confined to a ten minutes
speech ; while the others- remain
almost as mute as a lesb, Gave
only a few words of presentation or
a declination to give vent to their
oratory. The chief speaking is
that made by the candidates for
the Legislature and School Com
missioner. They are trying hard
to see which ones shall grace the
Legisl~itive halls next winter, and
who shall see that the youthful
mind is properly educated in the
future. After such a fight is made
over the School Commissioner's
office, the successful candidate's
course should be one which should
be of great usefulness in the edu
cation of the rising generation.
THE THIRD CONGRESSIONAL DIS
Last week it was our pleasure to
publish in great part the proceed
ings of the Congressional Conven
tion of the Third District. It was
announced that Hon. D. Wyatt
Aikes was nominated on the 1984
ballot. The fight was a long one,
and a heated one, and to-day that
Convention would perhaps be sit
ting, or it would have adjourned
sine die,had not great magnanimity
of soul been -shown by Col. R. E.
Bowen,'of Piekene, anid Maj. E.
B. Mauimy, Mfindeson. These
gentlemeon ~ebe had a following
and could have held the dead-lock
in the Convention. Though they
never asked for Congressional hon
ors before, they calmly submitted
their claims to the office, and gave
their representatives the opport un
ityof aking an election. -We do
ntblame the Hion. George John
toefor the great tonaelty wbieb
he exhibited throughoht th* tee.;
Hie had friends and they made a
hard fight for him. Either one-of
these gentlemen would have made
us an excellent representative,
had they been chosen in Mr. Ai
ken's stead. But this latter nam
ed gentleman desired to represent
ths, disaiiet 4iain. ive times he
has le4, hnorwed *ith a seat in
CoigrssLet.I hin in his fifth
term work harder than he ever
has. HO has tried to do his.duty,
though the oipposition with which
he met, should serve as an incen
tive to still more manly work in
the future. He will receive a good
vote from Pieens' County.
[For the Messenger.
uesical and S. S. Convenuon.
The following is a synopsis of
the proceedings of the Pickens
County Musical and Sunday
School Convention, which conven
ed with the Church at Antioch,
August 8th, 9th and 10th, inst:
A very able Introductory Ser
mon was delivered by Rev. W. H.
Kirton, from Heb. 18: 16th verse.
The Convention was called to or -
der by Vice-President J. C. Hud
Letters of delegation called for
and names of delegates enrolled.
The officers chosen for the next
Conventional year are as follows:
J. T. Childress, President; C. H.
Carpenter, Vice-President; Fred.
A Committee on Arrangement
was appointed, which arranged
for Music, interspersed with busi
ness and the other entertainments.
The Musical exercises were con
ducted by President J. T. Child
ress, Professors J. F. Singleton, S.
N. Wyatt, J. T. Looper, G. W.
Singleton and J. L. Smith, and
Capt. R. S. Morgan and Prof. M.
G. DeCamp, of Greenville.
Interesting and instructive lec
tures and addresses were delivered
on the following subjects:
'Sabbath School Work," by
Rev. W. H. Kirton..
"A Model Sunday School," by
Capt. R. S. Morgan, Supt. of the
Greenville Baptist S. S.
"Prayer," by Rev. G. W. Sin
"The Science of Music and the
Art of Teaching It," -by Prof. M.
The audience was interestingly
entertained on Sunday evening by
an able Essay on Music, prepared
and read by Capt. R. S. Morgan.
On motion, a Committee, con
sistihg of' W. G. Field, J. T. Loop.
er and the officers of the Co*ei&
Atse amid place, 'atid: Wee
programme for next meetIng of the
The usual resolutions of thanks
and request were passed.
On motion, Convention adjourn-.
ed to meet at the time and place
that shall be aippointed by the
FRED. W2LImnu Se'y