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J. R. HAGOOD, EDITOR.
SHALT4 THEY SCARE US?
Last week the weak remnant of
the Rpeublican Party of this State
met to take counsel with each oth
er in Columbia. About one hun
dred and twenty-five whites and
blacks met in the hall of the House
of Representatives there to (liscuss
the political situation and to adopt
such measures as they dCeied
would be conducive to their inter
ests and that of the National Re
publican Party. J. IHendrix Mc
Lane, the defeated ,eandidate for
Govenor, who ran upon the Green
back ticket two years ago, was
present, and desired the co-opera
tion of the Republican Party with
that of the Greenbackers in some
of their nominations.
Chairmaii V iller called the con-1
vention to order and W. J. Whip
per, colored, of 1eaufort,was elect
Vd temporaiy chairman. ie was
the first presiding offieri' over the
Republican Party sixteen years
ago. 'Bit what were palmy days
to then then, are not such n1ow.
They are but to stan I aside and
witness, perhaps forever, the al
most conllete overth row of that
power that reversed the natural
order of thinrg an(l made the white
man subject to the blaek. Their
howls will be all in vain. so far as
cairrying the grand old State, that
has been redeemed from the hands
of corruption an.] plunder. 'They
may nominate a State ticket, but!
in this (ay t hey cannot win. ''hey
have put. up one, but doubtless
sonie are readIy to claim that. th ev
meant to make no fight by it. He~
tihat as it may the following are the
nominations for' State Offic ers: ForK
Governer 1D. T1. Corbin, of Charles
t m, Massachusetts or Vermont;
Lieut. Governor. D). A. Straker, of
R ichland ;A dj. and Inspector Gen
eral, (C. J1. Stolbr'and, of Richland;
Treasur'er, C. C. McCoy, of (Ches
ter'; Se(etretar'y of' State, R. 5.
Smith, colored, of' Charleston
Sup't. Education, Rev. Joshua E.
Wilson, of' Darlin;.ton; Att'y-G en
eral, S. W. Melton, of Rich land;
Comptroller General, E. J. Sawyer,
of Marlboro. E. M. 'Brayton was
elected Chairman of State Execu
live Committee. It is thought that
Mr. Corbin wvill not ma~ke th~e race
for Governor, and the fight, if' any
is mnade by the others, will be a
In conversation with Mr. Hi. B.
Hlendrix, a delegate from Pickens
county' to the convcntion, he tells
us that Mr. McLane, and who is a
cttndidate for Congrrm from h
first district, desires Mr. Jeremial
Looper of Pickens, to 'un for Con
gress in the third district. Bu
we heard it remarked that Mr. Loo
per had more scise than to do thai
So notwithstanding the would-b
ruler, McLane, our district will re
main uidisturbed by ptr'ty ele
ments in the Congressional rae
during this campaign. So witl
your desires regardiug us, Mi
MeLane, you may nlow take
T HE ENTIE RPRISE OF "THE NEW:
AN ) 0OU RIER,"
On Tuesday morning last tha
p)aper well known as '-The New
and Courier," alnd among the mos
reputable of. A merica, came to u
in an enlarged form, bearing upoi
its face great cnterprise and prog
ress. It is keeping pace with th,14
"'Atlanta Constitution," havin!
procured also a Hoc Web Perfect
ing, Type revolving Press and fo!d
ilg Machine, whiCh cost-the com1
pany over $3t6.OO. No doubt i
is worth a trip to Charletn t<
see the (peration of this greoat ma
chinie. It ent.s, prints, pastes, folf
an( delivers from 1200 t, 1 500 pa
pers per hour. Th'le paper Wit!
something fine prior to the grea
change, an Anow' that this improve
vent is made, it wil l be among t hi
cheapest inlvestmints a man car
make for himself, in the field o
iewspap'r lierature in SoutI
TiE PnSIor has iappointe<
Post Master Gen. Gresharm, See
retary ot the Treasury, in place o:
Sfaecary Folger, whodie"1 in Sep
tembe:-. Frank 1hatton has beer
r1'oe1O ito the position of Pos
(For the Messengr.]
S r E wi (a erS.C., SEwr. 18th.
Eurron OF MEssF.Norn: Wi
b'a e Messengers of different kinds
good1, bad and indifferent. T1her
we have general messengers which
carry mnessages of' different kinds
We have a little ME.SENGER whiei
visits our homes, of that k in,, an<
though it is small, yet it is faith
ful andl punctual. Though it i:
small it reminds me of a large Ia
diy's husband, who, being tease<
about her very small husband
said: "Valuable goods are alwayi
dlone up in small parcels."
Now, as I have never sen anm
messages froni the "backwood'
portion of our County, I though
I would1 send a little mnessaige t<
the MESLNGE:R. and perhap)s i
would be kind enough to carry i
into homes that it would interest,
A goodly portion of our Town
ship is comb4osed of that delight
i fil country commonly known as
- "Pea Ridge," and it seemed to be
t man-despised an111d God-rorsaken,
but it seems so no more, for it is
opening up fast.
e This year we have had more
- rain, more dry weather, more cold
- an( hot weather, more storms, cy
a clones, &c., than usual. In fact,
, our township is a regular "Harry
cane.'' Therefore, our crops are
a not wonderfully good this year, yet
in spite of the bad crops, the spir
it of improvement is abroad in the
land. Our friend, James E. B.,
has improved his mills, adding a
t first-class flouring department.
s Our genial friend, "Cull" P., hav
t ing purchased the interest of Mr.
s M., in their joint mill. says that in
ithe netar future. his ol( "'muley
- hea le 1" Saw will have to give
place to a first- class '"circular,"
and ah1 o intendis 'Idlding a fine
- flonring department.
- Even Uncle Johnnlie S., has
-eaught the fever. His quaint old
t t'ne'd. misS-covcm'eel mill would be
the detlight of nu artist or poet.but
- though it seems almost a desecra
tion the old with its picturesqu
- ness. (m r give way to the new,
wi itsi usetulness; the;efore, Un
1I le J. is going to renovate hi; mill
1 In the store line we have Jerry
%vP., w'th his st re, gin and Govern
flment distillery in a cent ral lota
I tion. B1)1w. one mile, Eliij:ah B.
has just opened a store. Two miles
above Tyra F. has another, and
tour1 .im!e3 above, On Crow Creek,
Billie M. intends opCening Ole
Lo m. .. nd could oe se the im
provement in churches they would
thardly call this section the ''Ged
forsaken.' A t Prater's Creek they
have a neat comfortabLle building
erected. At Four Mile they in
~tend building. The new Church
b uilding at Keowee (Cr-ow Creek
Churh). under the skillful and en
ergetic management of the non
tractor, friend Jimmie, is rapidly
approaching completion (getting
ready for the "Sociation." At
Hurricane Schoolhouse they intend
b luilding the Mile Creek Church.
-And, just here, while we are at
-[lurricane School, I would like, ere
a I concludec to say something about
the School Examination, which
some of us had the pleasure of
witnessing, yesterday. The pat
rons of this school were fortunate
Ito secure the services of one of the
charming daughters of our esteem
ed friend, Rev. John Tr. Lewis,
Miss Essie. I would say, that the
examination showed that the pat
rons had made a wise choice, for
they secured not a teacher simply
in name, but in reality, The ex
amination, which occupied the fore
noon, showed a thoroughness of
training that was hard to equal.
The examination finished, there
camne from the lips of Miss Lewis
a sound thatis ever welcome to a
set of tired, hnngry school chil
dren, and often welcome to.older
ones, and that was "Dinner." The
schoolhouse was sogn pleared and
groups were gathei ed in the grove.
Several of us visitors had the pleas
tire of partaking of the "good
things that cheer the inner man,"
which were so bountifully supplied
by Mrs. D., and Mrs. B. After
an hour passed pleasantly, we re
turned to the schoolhouse to hear
recitations which were well spok
en. Rev. G. W. Singleton then
delivered an address on education,
whi ;h was good and to the point.
Rev. 0. L. Durant followed in his
pleasing style with an address
mainly for the children, which was
well received, judging from the
happy smiles and joyous laughter.
The examination then closed with
a song and benediction.
I would like to have spoken
more fully of the exercises, but
space would not permit. It SufI
ces to say that it was one of those
days of quiet enjoynent, and
peaceful happiness, which like the
oasis in the desert is calm. useful
aid pleasant., while all around is a
harren waste, so sch happy days
make us forget that the world is
full ofsorrow and care. But ifany
has followed my rambling thus
ifar they are tired of a,
8. P. BURBAGE,
or. Main and Cofee Streets,
G reenville, S. C.0
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
(OOK [NG aid heating STOVES.
HIE (3HALLENGE~S THlE WORLD
*2,000 W1orthi of Goods8 to be sold at
to make room for Fall Stock.
All kinds of ChIlNA W ARE, SILVER~
of every dlescription,. among which are
t he Derby, anid Rlogers, etc.
Everythinig in QUEENSWARE that
3 ou can 11nd1 anywhere.
HIOLLOWARE, LAMPS, LAMP~
Win fact, all kinds of Goods kep:;
in a~ First (lass House Furniishing
Goods Establishmrent. Will it up a
housekeeper for less moneyC than such
Goods canm be bought anywhere-r~orth
south. east or west.
W' ie sells world renown 'TI MES'
COOK STOVE-more than 100~,000 in
diaily use; als~o, the 'SOUrTHERN BA
KER.' Ills Stoves are t he largest and
best Stoves for thme money' to be fonnd.
Calhl aind GJet Prices Before You Buy.
All * oods Guaranteed.
Highest Prices Paid in CASH, for
HIdes,Beewax, Old Copper,Rags; &c.
Oct .3 3m.