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VoL.. R oN i os. NEW BER RY, S. C., WEIDNESDAY, JULY 7,1886. A..JONE
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THd NPtoese and Banner" Interviews M
'Mlf. -Benet being asked by th
P Os and Banner if he had any o1
jection to define his position with rc
gai.:to. the Congressional race, ri
"None-In the world. My positio
ls,tOt -,dif eult to define. Perhap
thWl" t way to do so will be to sui
iItU'ito, you the following letter writ
tefl to -Judge Cothran when I firs
heard his name mentioned as a prol
able candidate :
ABBEVILL,, 28 May, 1886.
my Parposo to call to see you thLi
evening or in the morning, but ! finl
you Pe-4o hold court Ill Sumter thi
week, and must suppose you wil
leave home for Verdery or Green
wood this evening. If that be co
can I see you before you go ? I de
sire to know whether you are f
candidate for Congress or no.
heard your name mentioned foi
the first,4ime last Monday evening
in Columbia, in connection with the
Congressional race, and I have ha<
no . opportunity of discovering eithei
from yourself or your friends oi
mine whether the report is well
founded or no.
I tell you frankly that I have beer
waiting for Col, Aiken's withdrawa
to offer myself as. a candidate. 'his
has been pretty generally understood
among.my friende in Abbeville Coun
y 'and the other counties of the
hird District. Now, that he has
publicly withdrawn, I shall at once
announce myself a candidate unless
you are a candidate. If you are,
then I will not allow my name
to be used, but, will in the pub
lie pfn$s-state my determination not
to NqO for Vongress.
"Thiai is my position; and I nat
uitally wish to know yours; and to
know it at once, for there is no time
to ho lost either by you or by me.
Hence my desire to see you. You
will kindly let me know if it will
suit you for me to call on you this
eveing, and at what hou.', Ir l: con
AA'$ -.0 .you, you will kindly oblige
n;Iiy answering this note and tell
ing e whether you arc in the field
or .no. Yours truly,
W , C.1li;vt'l,
Heve -is he re>ly i
Mi DEAR Ra. I31'Nr :---Your
n9ie of".this date has just been hand
edt me, and I am just in the act of
taking the road for Greenwood to
catch the night train for August:) on
the only open way to Sumter court.
I have been greatly importuned
to hopome a candidate for Congress
tin thle Aietriot, and have the natter
inder consideration, It is not in
- *line, nor would I seek the place.
poso, however, to reply to one
t numerous letters that I have
received at an early day, perhaps
this week, after getting to Sumter,
taking the ground that if', withOLt
solioiation on my part, 1 should be
chosen for th6 place, I will not de
line it.
I wouIld have been glad to have
seen you before leaving home, and
have hoped during the whole of this
es(past~ $o Irnye geen Mr. 1 'lkeu
and. yn1rqe If enltllter of' my friends
but bave not been.ale to (do so, .1
havse. had to make up) my ilnd as far
as,It is made up for myself, with the
aid of my homefolk only.
Very truly yours,
Two days afterwards Judge Coth
LM)Wme thfolowin o etter toM.
Tnkbe o.Anersn, ili was pub11
lished in the Anderson Intelilgenoer.
SuMTrII COUa-r Ilovar, S. C.,
May 25, 188(6.
J. L. Tribble, Esq., Arnderson, S3. ('.
MY DEAR SIR : I have y'our favor
of' the 18th inst., addressed to me at
Abbeville, In replying to sundry
eI gf'1IIIe (Igpopt received within
19 pst two months, J havwe er
pujsued myself as being content
with -the offieial posftion whlich I
niow hold. -These communicationis,
howaver, have been alddressed to ini.
dividuals. I now feel called upon to
define my position clearly to tiie pulb
It is well known to my friends
, bIP4 ayfi 1Wyer rqqught or (des ired
pitidaT office of' an'y kind, A pub
lie ofice is a p)ubl ic trust, and one
who holds such, to some extent at
least, surrenders is ight to choose.
Regarding it, further, as a thiing
neither, to be soughlt nor declined,
I have only to say if the p)eople of'
t. pn[gsgiongl Pistlioi, a fter tile
$fvemeof omy neighbor and friend,
Cl...Aiken, demand my aeivices as
his successor, I do not feel at liberty
to decline to serve thlem, always
bearing in mind the dlistrulst that I
have of my own fitness for the posi
io@, contentmenlt with my present
ofile, and knowledge of tile fact
tbMt thero are others dlesiring tihe
qe ig ' i1espion'Who are yecl1 (quali
Sfp.r al Itlt requirements.'
ery respectfully' and1 trulyv yours.
I wish the .J udge had been more
explicit. A s ily friend, neighbor
r-" anld fellow-townsman, I desired to
know his position; for from the first
I determined to make no contest
o with him. It is impossible to find
>. out in these letters whether the Judge
.s going to be a candidate or not.
As for me, my position is simply
this: if Judge Cothran does not
run for Congress, I will.--Abbeville
Press und Banner, JunMe 30th.
The Narrow Uau{ge from Newberry.
Messrs. Phifer, Spearman and
Duncan, a committee from No. 4
township, Newberry County, visited t
our town last Tuesday, to consult
with our citizens about extending the
proposed Augusta and Newberry
Narrow Gauge Road to this place and
on to Charlotte.
At this time a strong effort is be
ing made to run the road to Spar.
tanburg, via Glenn Springs, and un
less the people of Union arouse them.
selves rind take prompt action in
their own behalf, in this important
matter, the road will surely go that
way. There can be no doubt that t
the feeling in Newberry is decidedly
to favor of the Union route, and ift
we show a decided interest in it, it is
more than probable we shall secure
the road.
.The committoe alled on all our
business men and freely and candidly e
placed the matter before them, and
we were much pleased to hear them
say, just before leaving, that they 1
were highly pleased with the en.
votragement th,ey had received from r
our citizens, and they felt more con
fident than ever that Union would
ofier such inducements that this route
would eventually be decided on,
We are wedded to the route from I
Augusta to Charlotte, via Union and i
York, fOI we believe it is the route b
that will benefit us most and give the ti
greatest security of success to the c
road. As we have said before, Au. ti
gusta ani rhmrlotte ofler two import. C
ant imark; ; and outletS for passenm.
gers and freight, and of themselves
would contribute more to the traffic d
of the road and tho genoral business
along its line than any other points a
could offer to a railroad passing
through this part of the State. le.
sides, it would be mgire independent t
of othcr railrods and would cross, it
a important points, all the roads
now controlled by the Richimond and
Danville syndicate in this State.
We would prefer a broad gauge t
road. as it wouli give us a through P
line without "breaking bulk," and d
i sa.ve the lelhly and expense of trans. d
shipping goods and passengers; but, a
on the principle that "half a loaf is c'
better than no bre:d at all," and ap.
preciating the neceasity of economy
in the first outlay ofI money, we will J
cordially amid earnestly give the ex. hs
tension of the Augusta and Newberry q
Narrow Gi auige road, through Union C
to Charlotte, all the aid nd on. hi
eolrageitlett inl ur. power, believin<r CE
it to be an enterprise that will con- n
tribute more to the general pros. S
perity of the county than anything t
ihow within time range of p)robability 1
for years to comfe.-ULn ion TJimnes.
tu it o * fc
Simplhly as5 a suggestiofhn, how would
this State i leketg o of
For Gove'.'nor', WV. C. Coker' of Dar- of
<hni, or G reei ville; d
F"or At,torney Genieral, Jos. HT. ae
or simunte -; - - - i*C pm
V'Or 8(0tlr iP'of Sita, W1 ~ . Y. Leitneir, h(
of hiir'haw;
i'or Coi~O;jroller General, W.r F,. fr.
St onev, of filand: 1(;
For Tr'eas: 'er, .Jno. Pet er ichlardsonib
of Clareml on ; ' wv
F"or 11)1 SeitQeet of Public Schmool, d'
Chias. Pet ty, of Snamrtaniburg.
FOr Adjumta:nt General, anybody yhmo Q
wants ti hle offlce. with the gingme of. its CE
early uhqlmtIon.
WYhat is the Irafter with that Iticket? "
Wh hs nything to syaantu.k
[We would suggest thle followIng 0
changes: For Governor, Gen. John ti
Brtioin, of Faimlield.
Lieutenalnt-Governor, WV. C. Coker, ofc
Sal Fini oin. - si
1For SupIerjiitiendent of Educatlon,
P'rsident G. W. IlChllnd, of Newciit
College.] .' -~ t,
(Ac<d Signs.tm
Apretty good sign of increasing b)y
prosper'ity ol.a counmtr'y is thme erection hir
of new and better dIwellings and up
larger buiIness houses, and this is lal
veriy geni alTy noticeable l'n the
Southi. V# mt a aban~ge for t,h e bet- G<
ter wouh(i thme man who hiad not seen thi
thie Souith for ten or fif teen year.s find ou
as lie tr.aveled over it I 'l'he South tic
is not to be *Judgod in complarisonl >a
with the North -or West, 'for there Cn
tihe desolating effect of' a disastrous wi
war was not felt as in the South. ad
T1hec Nu:th of' to-dhay must be juidged
by3 the Sout,h of~ twenty oy cycg (en mc~
years ag<. TV is then the wye get a th(
goouh ideea of what has been mccom- mn
p)ilied1 in the redemption of a coun- ed
try from what looked like hopeless r-es
rimin.-Munuthetuert U))5 iORd.n .I
A Candidate for Lieutenant Governor
-Ilot Iace In tie TIhird District.
COLUMBIA, S. C., June 29.-Six
months or more ago your correspon.
lent predicted that 1ion. Jdhn C.
Sheppard, of Edgefleld, would be
Governor of South Carolina during
'he year 1886. Some knowing peo
)le ridiculed the idea, but from seve
al little intimations thrown out late.
y it is gradually dawning upon the
ninds of the people that the predic
ion was not made solely for my
'amusement," and it appears now
hat the prophecy will be fulfilled.
aol. Sheppard is in the city to-day.
Io will make a most excellent Chief
Iagistrate, and although he may
ossibly occupy the position but a
hort while, he will discharge the diu
ies with dignity and to the perfect
atisfaction of the entire people.
Hon. W, L. Mauldin, of Green
ille, will be a candidate for Lieu
enant-Governor. He is the preseit
+enator from this county. A promi
ent up country editor and politician
uforms me that "things will be
ively" in the next Democratic Con
ention. The upper counties have
ot had the representation in these
onventions to which they believed
lieniselves entitled by reason of their
)enocratic vote, and they intend to
,troduce and advocate resolutions
>oking to a correction of what they
egard as an injustice.
The Congressional contest in the
'hird District gets warmer and more
iteresting daily. Abbeville and
lewberry both have two candidates
i the field, and Anderson one, leav.
Ig Oconee and Pickens for the chief
attic ground. Each of the five ac
ve cdudidates is endeavoring to se
ure his own delegation and is put
nig in his surplus time in the two
)unties named.
Court opened here yesterday,
udge Aldrich presiding. The Judge
elivered a very instructeve charge
the grand jury on their general
ad special duties, and an interest
ig lectt,re in the u;caises producing
1e present depressed conditioi of
1e farmers of the State, holding that
is due chiefly to the large produc
on of cotton to the exclusion of
od crops, and the credit systemn pre
uling, and not to bad legislation or
ie administration of' the laws. lie
lid a glowing tribute to the solen.
id services the lawyers have ren.
3red the State and discountenanced
I efforts to array one class of our
tizens against another. It was al.
igether one of the most remarkable
mrges ever delivered to a grand
ry in this State. Judge Aldrich
s lost none of the fire and clo
lence that so distinguished lim in
Lrly manhooc, and he speaks out
S upinions as boldly as when his
mrt was invaded by the armed ene.
ies of his county he commanded the
lerif' of Barnwell County to adjourn
e court "while the voice of justicc
Mr. A. 1B. Williams), ihe editor of'
o Gr'eenville News, is in the city
r the first time in two years. HIe
'ould come oftener and get ac
ininlted1 withl the people or this part
the State, especially the public
Mayor Courtenay's little "b.Analet"
r tihe Governom'hip nieems to havec
ed nut~i aimultaaconsly with his (10.
LItQrtr to 1Europe. It lasted until
reaohcd New York. Generous
>b) Hempll has pubH3hled a let?ter
>m the Mayor lately, written just
fore he lef't Charleston, but 'this
is doulbtless'done to let tile "bym
wn easily and( pr'event an explosion.
Colonel Johi Peter llichlardlson,
eti. Jnhin 1ratton, Colonel WV. C.
iler, Colonel 11 W, Edwards, Colo
1 0, 83, McCall, Colonel A. C. IIas
I1 and1 sever'al others are no0w men
med0( as possible n)ominees fol' the
>vernorship. Either of these gen.
men would give tile State a wise,
nservative and1 prlogressive' g(igi .
Giov. Th'lompsi,ona aIppiontmenmt to
3 Assistant Secretary3ship of the
easury is the top)ic of(discussioni in
3 hotels and 0on the streets to-night.i
le opinion is unliversal that no0 bet. I
-selection could have been mnade I
the l'residbent, andt Siouth C!aro
a appl)reciates the hionor, co4nferred
on heor so disVtiuishced amnd p)Opu.
[t is fortuinate f'o' thme State that(
Iv, Thiompsonm will be suicceded inl(
ecutive chaiir 1)y one so thor'.
hily erinippedO( for' the e'xactinhg du-1
s of the high pos;itioni. Mr. Shmep
rd is a sp10lenid represen)tat,ive of ~
rohina's young D emnocracy, anld lie a
I give the State a wise and inst
ministrationi. ''t
n t.li generail rejoicing, lichlandl '
dest,ly congratulates himself on C
fulfillment of a p)olitical prlophecy (
do so long ago that it was reogar'd
then as a mild guess at a f'uture
Il t.--Ricklund in Aug'usta Chkron
'un 3 0ths.
We quote a part of an essay, on
teachimg Elementary Mathematics,
by David C. Barrow . "Save a good
student for the last and go over the
whole lesson with him, after you have
presented each portion carefully
with other members of the class.
This I think most important. In
one class was a cool, clear headed
boy who never got excited when I
questioned him, who always kneR his
lesson, and who, as well as any ooy
I ever taught, could be used to wind
up the recitation successfully. I
told his father once how I used his
son, adding, he was the best scholar
in the class. 'Well, now, that ac
counts for it,' said the father, 'he has
complained to me of that very treat.
men t,' and my reply was, Mr. Barrow
has nothing against you, I am sure.'
I begged him to tell the boy that it
was only my way of showing how
much I thought of him. When you
cannot get a member of your class
who cannot be thus used, go over
yourself in a general review, and pre
sent the lesson as a whple.
2. There are some subjects so difll
cult, that it seems well nigh impossi
ble for the average mind to grasp
them at once. For this reason I
sometimes leave a subject, after hay
ing tried my best to make it clear,
and failed, until progress throws
fresh light upon it. This I know is
opposed to all rules for teaching
mathematics. Never go on until
each step is understood is the rule
that was given to me. I soon found
that I rQached the end if I ad
hered to that. I know, too, that the
Work in my own mind, when study
ing a new subject, followed no such
law as that. I learn clearly at in
tervals along, and by and by the
intervening dimculties are removed.
I understand that this is the great
dif'erence between private study and
teatching, viz., that the teacher is to
remove these onery difficulties; but
I unlerstand as well, that I must be
guited inl my efforts to illumine the
minds of those whom I teach, by the
process which now my mind under.
go!.. BI31ckstoie advises his young
students of the law againgt discour
agenict, adding, peradventure at
some other time, in some other place,
it will become clear.
3. I have found that it frequently
assists the understanding of a difm.
cult demonstration to put it in the
form of questions and answers. I
know you may consider this childish,
but if it will help the understanding,
why reject it? The explanation of
rule for extracting cube root I some
times give in this way, and agree
with the class to ask certain ques
tions, in written work, as suggestions.
1. Why arrange as for division? 2.
Why take root of first term, for first
term of root, &c.
4. Allow the use of memory as a
means, not as an end. I know it
rank heresy to say memory to some
teachers of mathematics, if not to all
*-.-still I say it. I have so often had
boy3s say, 'I can't learni this unless I
nmnmorize it.' Now they tink that
this is a good reason for niot study
ing. I tell them, well, you memoriae
it and I will make you understand it.
I violate immemorial usage then, as
before, because I have noticed how
miy own mmi works."
Rtesm ofT"iravel for Ti'echers Atteniding
State Normalu~ Iustitt.
Red uced rates of travel have been
r)ffered1 by the railroads in the State
oni the following terms South Caro
lina Railway1 Charleaton & Savan.
nah Railway, Atlantio Coast Line
ftrom Charleston only), Charlotte,
LDolumnbia & Augusta RailroadI and
branchmes, Columbia & Greenville
R ailroad1 and leased lines: Full first
alass fare going; return free on pre
senting to condluctors certiflcates of
ittendance from this oillce,
Atlanta & Chaotto Air Line,
Port Royal & Augusta Railway,
gsa& Knoxville Railroad,
weeniwood, Lauirens & Spartan
mnrg Railroad, Atlantic Coasti
4iune (except from Charleston):
Regular fare going, return at rate of
mne cent per mile; certificates of' at- 1
endance from this oflooc to entitle
each ers to purchfase return tickets at
ate namecd'.
Tihe roads composing tihe Atlantic 1
onast Line in Southi Carolina are the
Vilmington, Collumnbia & Augusta,
%orthl-F,astern, Chieraw & D)arlington, I
Theraw & Salisbury, Central of S. C.,
;eorgetowni & Lanes.
At the Female Ac-idemry on last (
~aturday was m1(t ao well attended I
s it m.ighmt have or should have.
een. E4nough, however, were p)resent
r) make tihe meeting interesting. j
tiss Octavia Garlington read an
ssay3 on1 "geography," and AMiss I
syrilia Huthierford read one on "the
'sacher aIt pl1aytime.'' These sub
acts becing very interesting it was a
ioughmt best to wait until the meet- a
ig for a full discussion of them. y
''he association decided to hold a
meeting of three days, commencing
2nd of Septemberi when we expect
all teachers to attend. Come to the
meetings of the association, teacher.
Don't let trifling difficulties keep you
away. It is your duty to come.
Remember also that there is a column
in the H1EiRALD AND NEws which you
seem to have forgotten.
The Politleal Problem.
"It makes us tired" to hear men
forever pretending that farmers are
imposed upon in the administration
of laws. We hear men continually
talking about those who are "opposed"
to farmers. We do not believe that
there is an Intelligent man in Lau.
rens County who really would, if he
had the power, do aught to injure
this class of citizens. Who can be
benefitted by poor crops? Is it the
lawyer, doctor, merchant, teacher.
carpenter, blacksmith? Who is it ?
No; you may look in vain for those
who seek to injure farmers. Men
differ as to what political measures
are for the good of the country, but
the real question after all is to place
men in office who have the good
sense and sound judgment to decide
these questions intelligently. We
are opposed to any class of citizens
making political nominations. The
Democratic party has adopted the
primary election system of making
these nominations, and any conven.
tion "suggestees" in the field will
necessarily defeat the spirit of the
primary. The Democratic party as
an organization, allows farmers and
every other class a voice, and we
believe this organization is amply
sufficient to meet the demands of the
times. This being the case, we do
most heartily oppose any political
organization that seeks to supplant
democracy, whether it be farmers or
republicans. If the )emocratic party
has failed to redeem pledge!; if it
cannot make nominations by the
mode adopted, then we might join
some other political organization.
When farmers' clubs assemb'e they
should discuss agriculture, and when
they discuss politics, it should be
done in Democratic club. Farmers
can discuss politics, and should do
so; not as farmers, but as citizens
as Democrats.--Laurens .Advertiser.
Do Our JudgeM Wink at the Crime of
We see it stat.ed in the newsppers
that there Is still no trouble for mur
derers to get easy bail. Whether the
fact that bail is now furnished to nearly
all mutrdercrs who apply, has anything to
(10 wilth the great number of murders
that occur in the State, we are not pre
pared to say with certainly, but we do
say that we believe that the Judges are
Indirectly responsible for the failure of
our juries to punish men who commit
murder. The fact that i Judge will grant
bail in any amount has a tendency to
defeat the ends of justice, but when a
Judge will grant ball to a red mnded
murderer who ought to be banged, that
officer commits an offence against the
public peace and dignity of the com
monwealth, and we think he Icnds him
self and his official influence against
law and order, and for the protection of
the miurderoums elenment.
Our Judges never fall to lend their
offieial Innluence toward meeting out
punlishmenmt for the theft of a cow or
a hog, but wnhien a murder has beeni
comm)ittedl our Judges seem exceedingly
kind to tihe criminal. They unlock our
jaill doors for thenm, and by their oflcial
act, create a sentiment In favor of thme
mnan who has comnmitted the highest
offence known to the humani or the d(i
vinc law--that of murder.
It I.s useless to expect juries, even if
they are properly selected, to do their
Llut,y, as long ats the Judges (10 whatever
lies In their power to excuse the muir
Georoums criminal. Thelm example of our
Judges, andl the act of our juries, hans
taught us that it is less dhangerous to kill
i pig, thanm It is to kill our neiglhbors.
Unless our Judges cease to lend their
nfluence in behalf of munrderers, we
iced not expect to see thme law enforced.
-A bbeville Precss and B)anner, June 10.
Miss Fannie Wells, daughter of
Vir. George Wells, was married to
aLr: Lafayette Adams on tihe night
>f tihe 25th. Mr. Wells and wife
cnew nothing of' the marriage until
he next morning. Miss Fannic
nade her escape through a window
a the report. Elopement seems to
>c coming in fashion.
Mr. J. Y. Matthewes spent a few
hays at his father's in WVilliamnstoni
ast week. His father has been sick,
>ut we are glad to state that lie is
veil again.
WVe learn that Mr. Fed. D)omminick
mas built a temporary b)ridlge at the
Yrork(man bridge on Little Rliver.
Mrs. Glussie Keizier is quite sick I
vith billious fever.
The report of the death of Mr. I). I
~. Crow is not true. It was his<
rother, Mr. James Crow.
Wife (Sunday night)-Where have
ou been, ,John?
Jlusband-een t' sacred concert
[stening to (hic) sacred music.
Wife (sarcastcally)-Yes, anti r
rinking sacred beer and whiskey, t
nd smoking sacred cigars. If there
re saints oni this earth, .John Smith, t
ou are one of them.
Thu following coinmunications wore in.
tended for last weok's issue, but woro crowded
Crops are beginning to look better
after a few days sunshine. I hear
several say they are not in as bad a
fix as they thought. It is a little
amusing to hear farmers coming from
below here, about eight or ten miles,
saying they thought they were in a
bad flx until they came up here, and
seeing our crops they consider their
crops good, but they must consider
they have red lands while we have
sandy land.
Mr. John A. Enlow brought a very
flue cotton plant to town Saturday
26th, it was above knee high, having
a great many shapes and blossoms;
he s.ys he has an acre of just such
cotton. Mr. Jacob Bedenbaugh
brought a cotton blossom to town
Monday 28th; he says lie has the best
crop in the county.
In the absence of Rev. C. A. Marks,
his pulpit was very ably and accept.
ably filled by Professor Voigt, of
Newberry College, showing very con.
elusively that godliness is gain, and
his earnest appeal to young men to
enter the ministry, I hope may be the
means of directing sone young men
in that course.
We also had the pleasure of hear.
ing addresses delivered to the Y. M.
C. A., Sunday night, by Rev. J. C.
Boyd and Rev. Cowan, of Chicago.
Rev. J. C. Boyd preached at Pros.
perity Church Sabbath morning, and
tev. Williams of the Baptist Church
preached in the Methodist Church in
the evening.
One of the saddest burials I think
I ever attended was that of our young
friend Eugene Hunter. He was Just
entering the bloom of youth and very
promising, being cut off in life so
suddenly apparently doing well, be.
sides, eating supper, and died before
midnight. lIe was a scholar of the
Prosperity high school. When the
grave was illed, each class-mate came
forward and placed upon his grave
wreaths, crosses and bunches of
flowers, showing in what high esteem
they held him in his life. The fain.
ily has the sympathy of the entire
We were glad to see Prof. C. W.
Welch in our midst Sunday, also
glad to see his lady who came down
Saturday, visiting her brother Mr. J.
H1. I [lunter. She returned to New.
berry Monday. Mrs. Robertson came
down on a visit to her brother on
It also gave us pleasure to see Mrs.
Geo. II. Waddell on a visit to her
mother, Mrs. J. I. Boulwarc.
Miss Wells is visiting Mrs. W. A.
Mr. If. E. Bouknight was the happy
man last week. It is a girl.
Another rain Monday night.
R. .J. W.
Mr. Monroe J. Epting, of the The
ological Seminary at Newberry, de
livered his first sermnon at Mt. TIabor
on Sunday. It was well prepalred
and universally praised -by all who
heard it.
Politics in this section is quiet.
Very few candidates are known, and
there is very little expression given
to those that are expected to be in
the field outside of the Congressional
race. Capt. J1. N. Lipscomb has a
host of strong friends and admirers,
and is decidedly the strong man in
this section. T1hose who know him
best are loudest in p)roclaiming his
fitness andl merit to rep)resent the
whole people0 of the Third District in
In the death of Mr. W. Franklin
IIouseal this commnunity has sus.
tainied the loss of one of its best and
most useful members. His was in.
deedl a brilliant mind. Without any
educiational advantages lie, by dir5t
of hard study, arose above his aver
age fellow citizens in intellect. We
Linderstand that at the time of his
:leath he was enlgagedl writing a so.
ries of articles to appear in the New.
berry Observer, entitled "The Annals
>f the D)utch Fork," and we are con
ident if lie had lived to complete
hem they would have been highly
nteresting. IIe was in his sixty.
nixth year, and leaves many relatives
md friends to mourn their loss.
ion. J. A. 1Slighm was taken quite
Iick oin Sunday.
A little child of Mr. Jlohn A.
3lheely's, Jr., has malignant dysen
,cry in a severec form.
Crops are growing nicely now, and
~armneru are beginning to be masters
>f the situation.
A farmers' club is to be organuized
n this section in the ncar future,
"Where are you going, papPa?"
.ked one of our young ladies at
inner Saturday. "To the club meet
rig," was the reply of the fond pa
ent. "0, I'm so glad we are going
a have bee f."
The fruit crop) is large but seems
r have a tendency to rot when it b)e
ins to ripen. L U. n.

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