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rOcAL TE NS.
7 UESDAY, JULY 30, I 13711.
For Sheriff-Many Voters.
For Judge of Probate.
Bargains-S. S. Wolfe.
Groat Beductions--Suget heimer
We had good showers around
Winuboro on Sund -y afternoon.
But %#e want some more.
For all diseases of the blo od we
do not know of any better remedy
than Dr. 3ul's Blood Mixtttre. *
A 1.tn Doo KILLED.-On Sund:ay
'fternoon a (log in tho" White Oak
neighborhood was discoverd to be
inadi bait not before he had bitten
two colorod boys an 1 also Mr. D.zvid
McDowell. In the attempt to kill
the animal, otte eolorod man missed
his aimy the ball striking another
colored man in the footL The woutnd
is not sorions. The tog was after
wards chased to Whi e Oak by Mr.
S. U. Johnston and there killed. We
trust there may be no serious effects
from the bites.
TnE ORoAi WA.-A 100 Ln, SOLID
SIOT.-If any m1a1 insults your
commiu sense by offering a first
class 9 stop O:'gan for $65, "shoot
him on the spot." All necessity
for luying such inferior Organs is
for' ver done away with. $100,
Cash, or $110 on Easy Terms, now
buys a inagniilcent 1-rson & 1-lamlin
Parlor or Church Ogan with four
sets Roads and ten Stope, in Ele..
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LUDDEN & BATES, Savannabtt Ga.,
Manufacttrer's Wholesale Agents
for the South. *t aug. 1.
'rrE oAtLAY.D CL Ul1
The M.'eting on Saturday --A Lar:e
GathOring, Sovoral Speoeh3s, and a
Pleasant Time Generally.
The Oakland bemocratic Club of
Township No. 5 gaVe a pichid ou
Saturday near Poplar Church. At
nn oarly hour the good people from
the canat1ry around began to arr:ive,
nnd by the time the meeting was
calle.d to order there were about
three hundred persons present
among them many ladies. The
place selected for the meeting is
miost admirably suited for such a
purpose, being remarkably shady,
and altogether a very beautiful spot.
A stand had been erected, and in
ront of it wore arrahiged cohiforta&
leseats for the picknickers
T he meetitug was called to order
of the chib, who stated that the
meetng oul beopened with
prayer by Rev. R. Rl. Vann.
The president then extended a
hearty welcome to those present,
and stated the purpose of the meet
ing-a gathering for friendly social
intercourse, and to hear addresses
from different speakers on the
politioal questions nowv before the
T1he first speaker intuoducedl was
Mr. Jno. S. Reynolds. [Our asso
eiate regrets extreinely that his
speechi cannot be given in full to the
raders of THE NE~ws AND gERALD
'the speech lhe oanted to
ffo eone he did make.
v'hat he di7'l-say exactly, he
cannot recall. When he0 got up,
and saw so manny ladies in front of
him (that is to say, young ladies)
he very promptly lost his presence
-of mind and went on to say-well,
it doesn't matter what he did say.)
The chairman next introdnoed Mr.
H. A. Gaillard, who spoke substan
~tially as follows :
M,A 1ieeldent, .Ladies and Gen
'tlemen a This gathering of the
good people of this neighbo hood
'carries me back two years,
to the time when I last had
the honor and the pleasure of
addrssagthis elub, Our cause
nareld then seemed indeed
hopeleu~ :S8il we att'uggled on,
addid a good work. The result of
sever'd county of^.es, and in the
lHo)ul1t (,f Ltlopresent: tives. I Ih vI
tIae lonor to repre(en t
re)rese1t the 001 pe>le 0 -i
iield-inth 1.t anse. The <hn t:ti -tl
ties attending the work of the
Legislaturo were many and grett.
For the first time since leon
struotion, the good people of South
Carolina wore supreme in the State.
The situation of the Logislature was
trying in the extreme, That body
had not only to make laws to suit
the present, but had to undo much
bad legislation heaped on the peo
ple by the Radicals for eight years.
I shall say but little of the Legi.
lature. That they made mistakes
ho one will deny-but thoe were
mistakes of the lied and not of the
heart. No body of men ever strove
more to pr'otect the true intirests
of the people, and no body over
repreented the people bettor.
They were true to the people,
though they might have made some
For myself, I feel specially grate
ful to you of' the Oakland Olub
No sooner had I returntd home
fron the session of the Lcgislatutre
than you endorsed my course. Iam
here to-day in response to y >ur in
vitation. When I camie I tlhoutgtlt
I would have a quiet little chat wih
the Oakland Clut, but the large :,u l
intelligent audience of ladies anl
gentlemen before me renders it
proper that I should do more than
I had expected. The issues bofore
the people are plain. Though the
State Convention has not yet met,
to lay down a platform for the
party, yet the camnpaign has really
opened. The issues are the same
now as they were in 1876. There
must be no lethargy, ud apathy
among us-the people must be'
active, alert, earnest. They must
not in any way impdril the safoty of
the Democratic pcarty. Two years
ago, in our efforts to redeem the
State, we were oppressed and
crushed by the malice of the North,
and the power of the Federal.
government. Nothing wa3 left
undote to keep us down, Ve had
troops all over the State to see that
the spirit of our people should be
crushed. How we won, in spite of
all difficulties you all know. The
situation now is far dif'erent. There
is now nothing betwee 1 you and
success. We have only to do our
duty, as we did it in 1876. We
cannot afford to abate one jot or
tittle of our determination or our
efforts. The Republicans will not
put out any tickLt, as they know it I
is useless to oppose Hampton. But
they havn't given up finally. They
have tasted the sweets of office, and
power, and they want to get theu
again if they can. They have an
eye on the Legislature. If they
can get that, they can shackle the
goe.hor and render hium pow erless.
Theyv are m.aking their plans nowv to
c pt.n. e the Legislature. In the
low country, iln Chester, nay, in this
very ecunty, thecy are watching for
the chance. The Radie:als wont the
Legislative branch in both the State!
and the national government. WVe
must not disturb our counsels-we
muset do hothihg of this kind. Our
success before was the result of our
being unitedi to a man. In 1876 we
had no side-issues, no political
heresies, no jealousies betwveen sec
tions or classes ,and we nm i I t stop
that sort of thing nowv. W > must
secure the union of all the best
people of Sonuth Carolina.
It may be egotism, and it m'iy be
beyond the sCope of the purpose of
this meeting, but I feel it proper
to refer here to certain charges
that have recently appeared in theI
newspaper against me. If I sub,
nitted silently, my silence might
be misconstrued. I cannot get in
the newspaper, and hence must
state my position in other wvays.
You can ver y well seemy disadvant
age, if 1 were to undertake to exlain
all my votes--numbering altogeth,
er, p;erh mp5, one thousand-in the
Legislature. But my charwtor
not my personal character, but my
Character as your representatiive.
has been attacked. A fewv weeks.
ago the Feaistervillo. Club passed
t'esolutions disapproving my course
in the Legislature and earhostlyl
protesting against my re -election.
What had I done ? My political
course for eighteen months had.
been earnest and laboiiousi They~
emnbraoed it one grand, os>mprehen-'
sive, sweeping condemnnation-just
as they might have done towards
Israel Byrd or Prince Martin or
Isaac Miller or any other such.
Buit, for reasons which you will
readily understand, I said nothing.
Not long after- this they defined a
their position. They say I have
the discredit of being of the legal 4
profession. I am, indeed, a humble.
member of that profession. I am
not its champsion. It needs no t
chamupion. it has given as many?
grer~t and good,names to the rollr
of South Carolina's distinguished
:nen as any other calling. But it is
certainly dangeroits, in our condidt
tion, to exeite anything like class
or sectional jealoiusies. The'
charge, and most unjustly, that)I
had stated that I would"oote a.s Il
nieased'-tlht I knew better 'whati
my Constituents want than they
k w t)he-n- i. Y.ou kno1,w I am
in,.tp tI)o of thinkin, .)r a ryin" s1-h
a thimr. The m tn that wo)ul,l
uttor such a senltime;nt is uither a
fool or a lunatie. I s-Ly it wr-outl..d
have beon ai lmb o; foolish ep;k .,
and I nover said any muh tiing.
Ag:tin, it is charg,o.l that I v'ted
against the usury law. As to that,
it was ol:y wh-tt was done in the
Democratic L"gislaturo in 18tiG,
when we had Bratton in the Sonato
--tle l-in who now stands at tho
hloal of your county org iniz iti mn
while inl th' Lou3e we iad Colonei
Alitoii, Colonel Elkinl an.1 Mr.
Jamines R. Aikun, all good ntl trlo
111011. Upon .L ptlostlon of such
ilportan2o atnl delicay,'we shotld;l
not bO too quick to pass judg.nent.
Upon the usury law there has
always boen gruat ditlernceo of
opinion. As a mattor of fact, such.
laws accomplish little or nothing.
A malln who has money will got his
price for it, just as a leroba:nc Wil
for his good:i, and no legislation
can muke him take loss. When a
mereh:nt solls goods on1 time, he
adds a p..,rcoittgo for the cro.lit
given, and tho law does not try
to rte,l him. Yot the m mi wI ,ho
chi:trges more than s.veI par Cent,.
for Iml i 1 is ilad~to to OCoipy t',"
p)>sitiol of a vio:Ltor of toe 1:nv.
It w.s m.v jil;:oiit thait such ia law
coul.t acoo.plish no good, and I
voted as I con;scionti.):l:iy thought
for the best interest of my con
stiltulnts. At any rat?, I t.ii:)k yOu
will agree with me that where there
is so much doubt. it ought to have
suggested to theso men not to
condemnl so swiftly. It is also
chargedl that I voto.l too often with
the Charleston deleg ttionl. M;
frien,.a, if thoro is anything that
can rui US, it is s3:tioatl aimlll.)i
ty-it can and, if continuel, it
will, bro c us Up root and branch.
There is nothing more dangerous
to the Dem->racy and to the aittte.
But as for the Oh tries ton celeg.a
ti)n, they s)it on every iltont, tit
question. Vnen, therefore, the
say that I votad with the Charles
ton dale..ati-ml, the ch-rrge is not
only without meaning, but as false
Us it is dangerous in doctrino.
They say 1. voted again.it, an inves
tigation of the State debt. Now,
I have no objection to critieism.
But before a man puts himself up
as aL critic, lo must be sure that he
knows what ho is t.dking about. I
never once voted against investiga
tiou, but voted llw.ys for investi
gattion, full, searching lnd thorough.
I ha1LVO spokon lol_--tunnicCss.ri
ly long, perhaps-but I have done
so only ill justico to myself, anld in
response to the principle that it is
right for the people to delald of
me an account of my stowardship.
I thank you a,g tin for your kind
elxpressions towards m1e, and1( for
your attention to--day. Geta
T1hie chairman n1ext introduced
Col. B. E. Elkin, who Inude lb muost
pleasiug and forcible address, which
we regret our space will not per
mfit us to pul)ish iln full. After
comlplim1Onting the Oakland Club
Lin their past course, the speakcr
plid a graceful tributs to the
Wvomen of Fairfield, so many of
whom now graced the occasion
with their fair presence. Thueoo
had been, he saiid, no reconstructed
vomen. However much men may
tuayo sacrificed pr1inciple for selfish
ain, the good women of Carolina
wore trne. Thle speaker then res
viewed the situation at presocht,
mud urged unlanimfity and h:armony
te essential to success. To the
:oloredl people preent, he saidi that
he1 attituide of tile Democracy
~owards them is now just wvhat it
Nas in 1876-all their rights woultd
> respooted and maintained, and
bhey should at once array them
wilves on the side of right and of
The ohairm n nott introduced
len. Jno. Bratton, saying that the
ieneral wanted to get off, but the
Jaklandl Club wouldn't lot him off
,hey wvantedA to hlear from their
General Bratton, who was greet
ad with applause as he rose to
peak, expressed his apprepiation
ml the kind words of the chairman,
1nd the friendly greeting of the
lub. The General's remarks were
onfined obiefly to suggestion-s - as
o the conduct of the campuign by
he . F?airflold DamDoor*ey, '' and
spocially as to the systeni of pris
aary elections. He said that the
lading principle of the sysLem. is
hat it secures the utmost freedom
I individujl action in the choice of
arty nomineos, and that *nothing
hould be dgne .to inpsir this
reedom. The plan of making olazb
nominations is calculated to do this,
an.d lhotuld not be on:cuonragod.
A the clost of G-ioral Bratton's
remt trks dinnaor w is annLtansto 1, and
ii.o largo ciowd repiro.l to the
well laden tablen nea;tr by. Hero
was abundance of choico eata blos
in great varioty-aud of course full
justice was dona to the occasion,
After dinner the party reassembled
at the stand, and a'ddresses were
m-de by Dr. T. B. MoKiustry and
Mossrs. J. W. Robinson and V. W.
Ketchin. The meeting then ad
j nai I the prosid nt announcing
that the club would hold its next
retular meeting on the last Satur
day in August.
The Oakland Club have reason to
congratu:ato thotnsolves upon their
delightful picnic. Everybody en.
juyod it, and loft the place with the
wish to be soon again in a similar
FOR SH ERIFF.
M.ensr:s. Fltors : Please announce MR.
R. L. ELLISJN, JR., as a canlidate for
sheriff, subject to tho action of the Demo
cratic part. at tho primary election.
july 3J-X tf MANr VOTERS.
FOR JUDGE OF PROBATE.
The friends of MRlt. OSMOND R.
TIIOMP8ON, appreciating his vahiable
services as Probato Judga, and having tho
highest confidence in his integrity and
peculiar fitness for the ofll:o, beg leave
to prosenthim to th afotars of Fairfield
county for a !'-eoetion-subject, of
courso, to a noniuAtion by the Domoorat
ic party, july 30.tf
BARGAINS ! BARGAINS
~OR the next twenty days may he had
at the f.rmerstore of Sol. Wolfe. The
beau titful stock of
will be sold "egardless of cost, as money
must be raised.
july 30 S. S. WOLFE._
In the Prici of
COATS' AND CLARK'S THREAD.
Z - Five Ceunts a Spool. -rig
Dry Goods, ('lothing. Hoots and Shoes
very low for Cash, in order to make room
for Fall Stock.
SigdnIlfilliaer & Groeschael,
july 30- tf
F RESH TURNIP SEEDS 1
Mason's Preserving Jar.es
Concentrated 'Lye, Star6h, Soap
Hlynon, Gunpowder and
Sulphur, Brima~tone, Morphine, Qui
niue, Chloroform, August
Flower, Pain Killer,
nnd a large Assortment of ?resh
McMYaster & Brice.
F. &. P. COAlTS' SPOOL THIREAD.
00Q Dozern, just received, for sale
at retaiI at 60' cents po6r dozen
*ah, 'and to morohantsg at New York
jusly 27 MoMASTERL & BRIOE.
500 edots ar desen,eah
July 27 J. 1. atoMASTER & 00.
,' A11 express freigbts paid where th
1de? 1 $10.00t. Writ a Postal for Sm
1. RICAtD b JRO.
.11e'.,ra h. .ilsors :-PleasC antnoutico W ,
J 1IERItON as a candidate for sheriff at
the ensuing; election -subject to the
action of thr ])emocratio party at the
j. ly 2: IANY FaUxNs.
'Tho friends of CAPT. J. D. IOGAN
momm heartily endorse him for the office
of shoriff at the onsuing election--subject
to the notion of the Democratic party.
juno 17-Ixtf MaNx VOTa s.
The frietnds of CAPT. IIAYNE Y. Mo.
MEEK IN respectifully announce him as
fa candidate for sheriff-subject to the
action of the Democratic patty at the
primary election. juno 18-4xtf
The friends of MR. RICUARD N. Ma
MASTER r"spectfully present his name as
a candidate for sheriff at the ensuing eleo.
iion--subject to theaction of the Damo'
oratie party in the primary election.
FOR SCHOOL COXMISSIONER.
Please announce B. It. ROBERTSON
as a candidate for School Commissioner
at the ensuing election-subject to the
action of the Democratic party at the
June 4-txtf Murw FRXENDs.
Messrs. Fiors:-Please announce the
nahno of MR1. JOHN D. McCARLEY for
sheriff, subject to the action of the Demo'
cratic party at the primary election. Mr.
McCarley is thoroughly qualified for the
office, and will fill it acceptably to all
july 11-tf MArN FRIENDs.
FOR SOHOOL COMMISSIONER.
At the last regular meeting of the White
Oak Democratic Club, the following reso.
lution was adopted:
Ilesolved. That this Club nominate MR.
JOHN VINSON as a candidato for the
ollico of School Commissioner of Fair
field county -subject to the action of the
Democratic Clubs in the primary election.
B. R. JOHNSTON.
July 13-xt1t President.
FOR THE LE GISLATURE.
Ala meeting of the Greenbrier Demo.
cratic Club, held June 8, 1878, the fola
lowing resolution was adoptedt
Resolved, That we present the claims
of )R. T. 13. McKINSTRY for a seat in
the Legislature from this county, and
recommend his election.
Extract from the minutes.
S. R. RUTLAND,
juno 18-tf Secretary.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
At the last regular meeting of the
White Oak Democratlo Club, the follow
lng resolution was adoptied;
Resolved, That this Club nominate MR.
T H(,MAS S. B R ICE for re-elootion to a
Reait in the House of Representatives
from Fairliold county--subject to the
action of the Demuoeratic Clubs in the
B. U. JOHNSTON,
july 13-txilt .President.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
At a meeting of the Oakland Democrata
io Club of township number five, held on
the 28th of April, 1878, the following
resolution was adlopted i
Resolved, That this Olub, recognizing
the fitness atnd ability of Hen. II. A.
Giaillard as a representative, hereby
nominate him as a ocandidate for re
Extract from the minutes
A. J. LAMAR,
may 16--txtf Secretary.
IPOR THE LEGISLATUflE.
Messrs. .&iors:-.Pleaso announe Hs A&
GAILLAIID as a candidate for the House
of Rtopro.sentativos, at the coming elec'
tion. The course of Mr. Gaillard in pub.
lie life has given general satisfaction and
done honor to old F9airfteldl. In recognf.
tion of his services it is but proper that
he shouldl be sent to the House at the
next election. This nomination is made
entirely without the knowledge of the
gentleman named .
may 16--tf MANY FRIENDS.
FOR SCHOOL COMMISSIONER.
Messrs. dilors :--Please announce REV.
WILLARD ItICHARDSON as a candi. .
date for the position of School Commis.
aoener at the ensuing election, This
gentleman has, by his offilal course
during the past two years, shown him
self to be a faithful, sealous and efficient
offioer;and the educational interest, of the
county can best be .advanced by tetain.
ing hita in his present posi~Ion, MR.
RICHARDSON is a regularly enrolled
member of the Wlnnabos,d ISem'ooratI
Club, and will abide the result - of the
primary cleotion. - -
ju,ly 11-zttf MatW Da3MOOM?net.
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