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V O L . x x i I .1 W N T .i i J O W t 4 N Oy3
The ticket the Convention Ias
given us is a good one I'rol top to
toe. And this was reached wit.hout.
a jar or without an angry word. It
was a triumphant cxlihilion of the
conservative temper, the character.
the courtesy and good sense of the
people of Sout,h Carolina..
There was one remarkable mani.
festation in this Convention, and that
was that the individual tnembers of
dlelegations voted more according to
their individual opinions than we
have ever seen in any Convention.
No chairman of a delegation ear.
ried the vote of his delegation in his
So, whoever has been chosen and
whoever not, there can he no doubt
of it titt this choice of nome'Ices a!p.
l)roached nearer that exercise of ii'
dividual prel'erence which takes place
in a general election than is usual inl
such assemblages. Nobody seemed
constrained to suff'er hiniselfI con.
trolled by anyhody, with exception
of one county, which we reri'ain froin
mentioning, as it would he invidions.
We are too well satisfied with what
was done to utter a word of' comn
l)laint at anything.
It is a known fact that the liegis
ter, whilst recognizing fully the full
right of the people to have 'a new
deal," and whilst we we would have
cheerfully accepte(l, indeed most cor
dially accepted it., we yet never
whooped up '"a new deacl," for
sake of a new deal and fixed
our lace like flint against all asper.
sions of good 1111(1 faithful (ilicials in
order to displace them as n just to
the public servants of the )eople's
own choice, and lience miust to the
people themselves. Well, we have
seen what has coice out of all this
uingenerous conluct. liich:larlson1.
an ollicial of two tcrls. w:, trans
('erred to the glernatorb1 chah
Comptroller-(Generial StoeV wa. re.
tained by acelamlatio,, ani Adjltt
G encral Manigault. was also retain.d
after a close and carnest vote. T
incumbent of the Secretary of State's
oflice did not offer f'or a nomuination,
being in another field; the Treasury
oflice was open for a new nan by
Treasurer Hichardson's pom'ciotioli.
The contest between the ins and the
outs was covered by the Comp
troller's, the Adjiitaut and ls pecr
General's, the Attorney ( :eneral's
and the Superintendent. of' Ehica
tion's it1cs. Two out of the four
places were lilled with incumhents.
Now let us briefly sketch the men
who have beenI made our bamer
hearers f'or 188G.
Trc'a:urer John I'eter lichardson,
the courteous, popular Carohlna gen
tleman of the ohl school, was sup
ported by his friends as a thorough
exl)olient of all those titalities that
have made u1s what the word (Caro"rli.
nan pur1ports in its highst, sigI
cance--colr'teoiis, 1brave, ju-t, Iuli'(',
firm, ('ull of that wise cleine whiiebi
belongs always to good and noble
men'I. Theli peiople ha:ve hut. lhin
whiere hie is beenusiie lie is wh'Iat, lhe is,
amid being that, is what thley' ('oneive
to lhe wha:t, aL Ca'rolinmiant ont it to he.
That will do f'or him and lhe will d
for us. We w,u ld gomt havn e itI unmder'
stood, howeveri, that, wie think f'or a
mfomlent that sonmc .hier's ini the field
(10 not fill also I lese high~l requtir'e
mients. So to say woul lbe as unjullst
as it woul be invidious. Bhit it so
hIapplens that in conif'ronting" what
were e'st(eemed disjintegmrating. intllu
cesOC morally, politically3 and sociail.
ly, thme puii c mindil fixed mioret ori Iless
on P ichardson as that man in w hose
candidacy, all things comsideired, thle
most effectivye, and1( declared r'esist.
ance cold he miiadei againlst, an up.
heaval which seemedl readly to enagulfI
all we held (dear' in the past aind all
we fondly hoped for' ini lie fuiturei.
The mind of' the coniservaf ive ele
ment of' the Stat,e that thus fixed on
R~ichmardsoni as thecirm chosen e'xpot).enit
was not so unimjust, as to refuIse' to see
kindrecd traits and char'acteristics in
othiers who was birought f'orwai'd along~
with him ; but in having been looked
to) firs.t as thei. e'xponenit oh conserC va
tive inlueinces the eye of' this port ion
of' the peole sh.eadhily restedl oni him
as the proiper hannmei' h'ar'er', wiithou
any iniv idious meflerie nee to 'iheris in
the fiel parf no// lle f/rm.u.
Senator' Maullin of (;reenivi,le rep
resents morcecomupetly VIhan anyuui
ot,ber' that, wide awa ke. proWr'.esive
spir'it of' young~ Caroilina--i,t new
Carol in a, but te iiecessar'y elian
whichl conmes it,hl the gro,vin ii.
gencies of our times. .\ v i'oro Ii
thoroughly active, asut le maen. lie is
nione the less the (ar'oliniiani beem
lie accepts timhelgie of event h ut
yet, lie was one oh t o-e muen who inii
ouri secod ' 71 refuiised to accepht the
logic oh' (lie bot.tomi i'ail ont top, and
was amono g thie f'oremoilst to t.hrow off
that bottonm rail as dlowniward liro
gress ion andto an ' inaturiaIivt wrong.
Manb1(1in i'ep resenits thme nor'thwestern'm
cornrci oh' the Sta:te, which h.uui bu
coveted a place on the State ticket
and now Ia:c ; iin the person of no
unlworthv son of the State.
Tile clbo.<en 1 nminee for Secretary
OI' State, tht" Imaimed, the gallant
Leiti er, the o:ld hero of Kershaw, is
the mnan,, tir gentleinan, the tried
:11(1 trn efl cit izenl, every inch of
himl; and South Carolina welcomes
himn with all her heart to place and
posit,ion. The R:egister was for Lcit- 1
ner fir6t, last andl forever, It will.
make the heart warmn to see that gal
la1t oh m1)anl fill the seat now so 11011
orably v filled by SecretI' LipscoIb),
whose iheart beats with Carolina at
its (,v(ery plsat:)ion.
C'IrOllr tinral Stoney of
lierkely has been peculiarly honored (
Hy his State i hIavinig leeni put in
oflice for a third Lerin, so Iar as a C
;m>mnination of his party can do it by I
acclamnlation. At the first he was
talen lIrom at clerk's (lesik and put (
,her( he is on I'll iness principles. c
No lulli;,ician in any proper sense of' .
the wod, the peIOple selected him as
at tho,r(,ugh h)ucnes Inan and a tho. r
nihiI 1us'1twIorthlV one. lie de- f
serves all lie has got, and it speaks &
as well f r1' the pe ile of South Caro.
lina as it i'sfr ii that they re- .
'o11ize tie f'act ;",,.I say So by ae
The candidate chosen for State I
T1'rea:surer, the Ilon. 1. S. .Uambherg,
of I iimd ('oisn1551O1) lelory, i a f
solil. toreui I' 1. (Xpericnced business a
ina. 1 epiresentin, as he does, 6
)roa< ohl iarnwell, lie will fill every e
re(iuiremlent of the inportant oflice ,l
for whicb he has been nominated i
wvithl suCc'esM. ('llrgyj atnd scruipulous
vitiiih ,+, c'r" the Sl :tc's l,on "y hags. e
C(l Joselih if. I'al"( of tiumter, to
the comllee fo)1' A ttorn('y G en( era!, is f
1n:m (,1 hulsiniess. W i the warm en. -
dorselmenltL of the llebl)ersi )I his own a
l.ar, he ( tes to his new field of duI- e
ties thOroly Iv c(quippe)cdl. The State's C
ats howve a,h- his Iredeces- .I
sOri, wi :'er nOt(hin, in his hands. F
. -:m . W ianK( :0 . an:i'.ntilt. f'rOm1
(;cO:- t,.w ,v t. .1. ll!:an ando vet
:mn : H )iu'" wt"") ' out reproach, re- t
tains his ~iilee as h , lirst nut it. with- U
wit 1')'Vin a f!in e' to do it-. It was 1'
the e':rn) t wish of he niltary arm c
of Lit St at that this .xperielcCd a1
(ilicer slubIihi not be remnoved
Mr. Rice of A bheville, the chosen
nIOminee for Suel:-rintendent of ];ll
cation, hils licncls claim to he an
t' noa . a1 m:1'' tlor(u1l1 y suited
to, th!e wr. b!)rc him. 'W'e recog- t
Vo kv an <m( (It thle mi).st imp]or-"
t:lit. It'l.tS ( t the gy)Vernlnent, and C
w' ho ,)". :Iii(i (ot)il iiIl' helieve, that
the dutie., OF the ollic e will he (is- t
char;,ei und1e"ri the new Superinten- 4
dent. whet'n lc (ICeCr, with the same igh
i'IcieCy.('" that they' h:ave bcc1n inder i
As tO the (fi l te' anIidates, we t
all know that g old ini n uilst be de- h
featolliii all selection-s between good t
nn.n. It. nt t31'run r( ent,1y- happens
that, tl)he,h. men101 are left whilst oth.
Cl's :e t aken. W hiii Sch political "
mlll+tun lat' s r(eember how manny of 9
the Stale's lirst sconts in intellect, e
ihara !.cr andl true d es(i t are lieve
eve i n iet ion ed inl th1e biestow~al of P
the s'Itt's honors,~i'~ the m vIlust f'eel ai
ipn rdIi eetio that, ll they ' ao ''0 inIto
wi't.hou. (comlin it :11n1 its defeats as q
ly~ the lot of unu13 311der3 certLain ~
:ouztingencIi, wV.ihih the wvisest, the r
()3it wlord mlore aind we' pas;s to thew "
iiutur1e,' the. work'I of' tihe CIonvenimon of 0
MO Lio :i.as ifs noinailtions1 arel.' taL
coremicl. (1f thei e'iht Staite (ollicers8 (
Shose iihe 0 l-aternli se'ctioni geLs thriee ; ~
t.h 31'oa ist. gits three1'; the' NorthLiiwest,- a
till .ectioni ~'ts twou andi. the Aliddle la
sectio 11) oner . Whate d'ver haits beeni
uime it s 1 been1( thle wo rk of' Lihe far'm- "
* Is. :is they e o i Luti,tedl thri'ee-fourthis n
ofl the (Coniventhmil; and it, will (10 n
prietty wellb we tink11I, for1 a "/'irmerC's L
diot'nu/,".,juist ablouit thIis time of I
.a i''etinent ()uestion. 3y
~,is it t hant st3one Iine as soon3
aIs they~ becomeI( icind;dit's for3 oflice, "
i ItU'. h a the Ie l tIin' r oh]j. v
use' i.n n' in' toibe so so-e I
IlMean bor'/> ir ask\ a mn toh
ahe1 ai: d~rL. Wit h'v. Nty (p1f13
al' A. '-' an ii 1t2 that thes meni''i vi
ogi to buy' your te'u maii. ' iluence,
:CIIOUIS FROM TII1 STAT: CON
VICNTION, WITl CO31MINTS.
Newberry at the Convent.ion.
Mr. Geo. B. Cromer was appointed
a member of the Committee on lIes
dutions and Gleo. S. Mower a mem.
)er of the State Executive Coin
nittee. Messrs. Goggans, (;romer,
lohnstone, and Smith stayed at the
irand Central, Messrs. Sligh, 11un
er, and Scott at the Nelson llouse.
Aid Mr. E. P. Chalmers at Mr. J. -.
pearnan's. The vote of the dele
;ation was as follows: For (Gov.
rnor; Sligh, P. C. Smith, and E. P.
halmers voted for W. C. Coker. of
)arlington ; R. T. C. liinter, Mal.
olin Johnstone, and John W. Scott,
or John C. Sheppard, of Edgefield;
Ad Geo. B. Cromer, and Jas. K. P.
oggans for John Peter Richardson
f' Clarendon. On the third ballot Mir.
ohnstone changed his vote fromn
heppard to Richardson. l.ieutten
nt Governor : The delegation voted
or Wm. L. Mauldin, of Greenville.
ecretary of State: Mr. Johnstone
oted for Gen. W. V. Humphries, of
iderson, t',e other members of the
elegation for W. Zach Leitner, of
:"ershaw, Comptroller General : Vn.
1 Stoney, of Berkeley. Treasurer
ligh, Chalmers, and Goggans voted
)r, John P. Thomas, of Richland;
nd IIunter, Cromer, Johnsto.ie and
mith for Bamberg. Attorney G.'en
ral: The delegation voted for Mr.
os. J1. Earle, of Sumter. ,Surper
ttendent of Education : The delc
ation voted for Mr. James 11. Rice,
f Abbeville. Adjutant and Inspee.
>r General: The delegation voted
>r Mr. Hugh LJ. Farley, of Spartan
urg. On the question of primary
jr State officers Mr. Goggans voted
gainst and the balance of the dele
ation for the primary. On the
ivil service plank in the platform,
Iessrs. Coggans and Cromer voted
>r and the other nembers of the del
gation against. Mr. John W.
mith took the place of Mr. Sligh in
te votes for Superintendent of Ed
cation, Adjutant Inspector.Gene
l. and on the question of a gen
ral primary for the nomination of
11 officers State and Federal.
Our Next. Governor.
We congratulate the people of
outh Carolina on their victory and
te victory of Democratic principles
nd methods in the nomination of.
'ol. Richardson for Governor by the
tate Convention. This event shows
tat the arts of the politician and the
ipport of so-called leaders of opinion
re not always necessary to success
t public life, at least in South Caro
na; and what is better still, it proves
tat there are no king makers her'e,
owever much some may aspire to
te exercise of that function.
It was conceded that Col. .lichia
un was not a skillful politician, and
pon that fact, notwithstanding his
reat popularity, some persons based
xpectations of his defeat. '1'hat
aet, however, was one of the princi
al reasons wihy tIhe RIecord( desired
nid lpredicted his nomination. As
ie nomination of' the Governor was
me question most pr'omuinenitly befor'e
me people whmen tihe dlelegates to the
tate Convention were cihoseni. it was
~asonable to suppose05 that thme Con
enitioni wouIld reprIesenit time popular'
ish on that question, and we thoughmt
e knew the temnper' and sentiment
f the people of this State well enioughm
>know that they dislike tile miethods
C the professional p)olitician, anid
lien they have an oppor'tunity to
Ivance a public man wilo is believ'ed
>be fr'ee f'rom thenm they will do so.
Thle Tillmanites have receiv~ed a
ell-deserved recbuke. Wimethmer or
ot they "constitute the State," it is
ow p)lai n that timey spoke truly when
icy said, "we (10 not govern it."'
[owv they are to reconcile their sup
ort of Mr. Shmeppamrd with thme abuse
hichm thley hav'e hleap)ed on the law.
ens amnd the men who are now in
[lice, it is dlifhicult to see.
Our esteemedl contemp~orar'y, the
'ews and Courier, is undoubtedly a
LoSt admuirable newspaper', and we
(IuldI praise it without stimnt f'or' its
lterpr)ise amnd its phelnoimnal sue.
ss5 in its legitimate field. But as a
dii ical pr'ophet, especially ill tihe
alter of G overnuors, it is a conIspie
'us f'ail1ure. Itis political in:fh ien1ce
is been overestinmatedl, hut it is ini
ect no' greater Limn that oh' the indli.
dIumals who speak thrioughm its col
nns, and they ar'e no0 more than: thme
uiis of (other citiz/ens.-Co,u,ibV
Comptroller Genueral Stonley is a
>l)d ill ustr'ation of thme popuiar' r'.
urrd a man wins by at tend(ing f'aith.
Ily to his bulsiness amnd omnittinI)'
horts to win Pppularity. lie an'l
en. M anigault ought to watIlk omit
ten tihe cyclone, survey the w~reck
1(d chlanges andl orIganiz.e a "State
liuse survi vor asoinain "'
l'I;.\ ' II i " 1) I' l'l i'2sO 1 ' I I\'I'
The tenchers' nieeting at the Pe.
male Academy oi last Saturday was
unusually interestiHg. althoughl the
attendance was rather small. Messrs.
G. A. 'Mills, and T. E. M1itchell and
Miss eulah Greneker read excellent
essays. At dilferent tines during
the meeting quite atiated discus
siOns ar(e(', which showed that even
I' thlose terachers who are contin
ually absent. ,Oltld co'm)1e to one
meeti ig Ihey would have a desire to
Comnl' aga mii. We hol)c that the in.
ter"e1.t inmanifcsted at tur meetiii g on
Saturda"tiy will hIave a reviving ('(feet
on the tt'aceli"s o1 the countty.
The' Teacher as a Stu<dent.
The timne s,'emns to have come for
this country when inln and woienl as
teachers niist he pre)ared as stu
dents fir their lifo work-their pro
TI'here are in our schools many
teachers whose intelligent devotion
to their work c:tnl not he repaid by
eitber Iolnev or praise. and this is
due siinply to the fIact that they
are close applicants to their text
book , and able to inpart to their
students 1ext book facts and rules
that make lasting ipi)ressiOns upon
their minds. A stu(lent may be
taught that 360 degrees make a great
Cirele. and that a 'rilcnm nimber is
one which has no l;;eg ra! factors,
but unless he is ;lr?ht what t,h( are
for, he will nv r -i' :ble to asso'ciate
them with C i raln! ('V'iver day
doings of lie.
W lien one leav''- .4 (11" college
as a gratdluate. he is like the Ilarmer
who has .ust sowmn his seels, unless
lie works them his e''p will he asure
failure. Then insteai oi' !'oing out
of school or c! :I "(inished" the
truly cluc:at(d llel -onm is trained to
be a learner all of his life time.
I knw a m:. l line linnguist, he
was, w!ho. is Sid. cotl(d speak
sCvl .. iah (' a naturaily as )igts
can . .,alk. Iu;. it, this man i forgot
what lie knew laster than le learned
it, simply because he quit studying.
In order to giVe 5tist:atory work,
the teacher mulst he 111p with the tiles.
The ecauetional worl-1 is inure pro.
gressi vte now thai it, has ever been
known. Trefore, imless teachers
read newsplapler S, educ 1ational jour
lls ait Itteliti teacl:ers' ieetings
f'ailure will be t looking. them in the
faces. '['heni keep posted and he
prepared for the daily execution of
your rtSk. The teacher must study
methods and princil by wIticlh to
govern him:sell' as well as to govern
his pupils, or it' tie should allow him.
self a privile-( that would not he
colnnnlenlable it wIld likely he pat
ronized by some of his stiudents.
'T'hus you see how important it is that
the teacher set the true example and
lose no ol)ortimiity 1.O improve himt
No dou, that many wirsons mnis
take their enlfln, ii life, thereby
ma :k ing the1 2'ir' rIc's sional work ino'e
inbor'it'us thiani it would havo been
hadii the' 1best . tituide. It matters
niot, wI 1it, youri m profeCss1in may be,
it, shlll t,yuwhl o it
it,' stud i llice ho.hl day a1 n nigh t
ho otake hohtl of' it, and how~ to
pu11t it int i ne4ltiv 1''servWice.
lIsc't your. 'tlII enlIinhg whatever it,
mayl~ bc ma n >st, assure'd ly it will
honeme more1 respe'' '( c(tale(, an soon'I0i
yit will iihtl y'urI lpositionf slowly
bult suriely' rising to the lev'el o' your
asir mat ion.
if' lhe w1,ouh Ihavtie good reci tation 01 n 144(
unitrbd progrestes 110 i('. lisidles phy.
chiolog..y a14ini t e'thiis, each tface and1
dlispo(Sit on~ (41 his 1)up1Ils furniishecs
the teacher' a text, boo5k which re
(juireCs carefl' stdyinig.
U n less t,he student is ab411le physi
cally the mienitl capaecity' will fauil to
execute its dutly. ThIen. also, be
sides t he men~ .t po.r o' m iiioral
cebarncter', t he t' a.ir shubl k, ow
his puip!ls phl.v'a!' .:~ii
assigingi'. li'ssoi' and ther dutLiies.
Tleachiers shouht nI a' niv1, knoiw tIheI
lauteralI infoltr'i on~i . but 111 shouhl be
also abhle to ('onv,ey this to the( minds4
I .ord li'on S , :: the arlt oft well e
d(eliver'ing h'e .:.x .i we piIosses
to other(1S is :ilnongie stecrets to lbe I
A hav4' all. te'h iri' shniolhijIIndeav,or
cal :n i a r 1 tv'. To do tis thei y
must huon; th .,mubject ini h:imi.
How411, to keep1 the studet's alttlen
tli;n : firsh, it is nie'cessar:y to1~ wiln his
aff'ectioll. t hen, Secondly,1\' to (enliven a
to t'0om4iini that, voi 'anniot get or
l4rosn;ur1'r '' S' (. a\ lIL w '.I~X
l'or the ritchois' Dopait m0en t.
'hut. Sliitiult b) tte Charneter o'
we1tool i'xhibli.ons and 'Whalt
Are They Worth?
1st. The subject suggests or rather
takes it for granted that there should
be some public exercises inl the
But in order to get a full view of
the subject it may he well to suggest,
a few reasons for school exhibitions.
This will make it necessary for us to
partially consider the second branch
f or 0' subject first, as the question of'
what, exhibitions are worth depends
in part upon the necessit.v for them.
Now what are some of the reasons
for them? Parents are generally inl
ililterent, to the schools ; or at any
rate they are apt to neglect to visit
the school or show any interest inl it.
I would like for all the teachers to
ive their experience in the matter.
I have been teaching 10 or 12 years,
in as a general rule parent,s have
manifested very little interest in the
education of their children. I am
[)roud to say, at St. l'aul's, where I
:un teaching this year, there has been
more interest shown by the. parents
And commiunity than1 usual. I Con.
Fider some m11anif'estation of interest
in the school by the parents of ineal
Dulable value to the teacher and put
)ils. It shows them that others are
interested in their work. .And as
6here is something in the human
Jreast instilled by divine inspiration
hat makes us love praise, any public
nterest shown by the parents stimu
ates the child to act well his or her
)art. Hlence the necessity arises for
some opportunity f'or the patrons and
3onulnity to show their interest.
Nothing is letter than at stated and
.oivenient times to have some pub1
lic exercise which all can attend.
What its character shall he we will
onsider after awhile. Then exhi.
iitioins are a valuahe advertIetism'lit
if the teacher anid the school. Exii
,itionls Show the people Ulat we are
'oud of our work, :uid that, we are
villing ?or them to sme and know what.
Ne are dg. But. 1111W we come to
.onsi er the first branch of the sub.
ect. What should he the character
Uf school exhibitions?
School exhibitions should be of
two kinds. 1st. It should consist of
peeches. dialogues, essays, &c. 2nd.
It should Consist of a thoroughi ex
tmination of the work rone over. In
my humble judgment the two slhould
iot be mixed. As it would be ex
icting too much of the pupils at one
ime, especially the smaller ones.
I think some teachers coisume
nore time than necessary preparing
or these exhibitions. Two or three
veeks taken from their regular work
s su(llcient. 1 (1o not think all ex.
iinations .should be public. I he.
ieve the patrons should meet at least
mee every three months, and see the
school examined, then have one pub.
ic examination every year. I do not
>clieve that an examination is always
1 f'air test of' the pupil's progress. The
ength of an examination depends on
lhe number)01 of' pupils, and thle dhiffer
mit branches ini which they are e xam
Now. haing biriefiv given imy idea
if what exhjibitionis should lie, I wvillI
'esumie the consideration of the see
mud part of' the subjiect, onmii inqufire
nore fully what such1 exhibit,ions as
hav'e suggestedl are worth.
There are three parties to be con
uidler'ed, the teacher, the patronis anmd
mbl11ic, and the pupils.
I have already suggested somei of
lie advantages to thet parents and
Itblic. Thme next, is their worth to
lie teacher. 1st. Th'fey tr'ainI him in
)mgaiinig at( trainimng men31. 2nd(.
'hmey encourage him ini his work and
timulate him to uste every mneanis in
as power to make his school a grand
uccess. What are they worth to the
mipils? it encour'ages them because
hey see that parents and( the puIblic
r1e not wholly indifTerenit to the work
hey are doing. T[hey arec valuable
Ls mental d iscip1lie so far as mlenmry
Speeches, di alogmues, &c., learni
lie pupil to make his ariticlalttionI
hear' and distinict. It learns them
o observe the stops and mark the
uroper pauses, to pay str'ict atten
on to accent, emphasis, and1( endeiie.
t learns them to express their sen ti
ilents,accomnpaiedc with proper' tones
.nd1 gestures. Ily this mneanms thuey be
nine moore hiabituate'd t.o exprcessingv
r,ve, anlger', etc.
Whlen thbese exhibitionms ('onsist. of
r'al and written (xainiations it, is
ni excellent method of' tr'aiingi the
ind t o retent iven ess. It gi ve(s the
Sp i I confidene mce in the pr 'esence(3( of
ni audlienice. amd we all know the imi
ortance of' this im a ('ountryi whier'e
v'ery biody' is exlpectedi 1'Ai sholib1(
(3 able to express his thioughts andii
pinionis to his fellow men(1.
Some teacher's are' averse fto public
xhiubitions, and gener'ally', for the
tree fol lowinRg reasonis:
I. They (10 niot, think that their
liool is far (enouigh advaniced to
'. 'T'hey meet with no encourage.
ment among the patrons.
:i. 'They are afraid that others will
criticise them and say that their ex
hibition was not so good as Mr A's
or Mr. 's.
1)o not he disheartened but fear.
lessly and conscientiously discharge
your duty. G. A. Mii.s.
For the IlI1n1.1.1 AN1 Nnws.
M11ann 11u1tonm ie 4, OeM to Newhe'',
Sees I le 1Ion. .1. N. .iapsconni .
- We went on a short visit Tusdy of
curt week to Newberry just to be at
'urt and see all of the big folks, and
see how they looked, fer we aint seed
emn ill sicl i long time that wed mlest
I'ergot how they looked. lit the
Iest pertielur Cellers we wonted to
see was the rebel soldiers, and to find
otut which side theyd be on in this
compain fer its purty saf to be on
their side, fer of you take em up one
side and douii on the other, their
principels is jist as good now as they
wax when they w1er in Virginy. I'ur
they stuck to one another then like
the bark on a tree, an theare binl
sticken ever since. Vel the t'ust one
of em we seed aifter weed got Ihar
was ohl. Gimy Lipscomb hisself, and
we wold not hav noad him but lie
noad us fust, ter as we walked along
under the cow shed of the Newberry
hotel lie reached out his hand and sez,
hody Sam, how are you? I'm glad to
see ycu, but it took us son time to
put him in the rite locat,ion to find
him out, fer hecs improved so mutc"h
bein Secretary of the big State of (- o
lumblhy an looken so well that, he had
to no us fust to git the noinl devi
ded. lie axed us :111 about our crap ,
an we told him we wer like every
hody else, washed away in the big
tiud. We vur, mighty glad to see him
fIur we were feelen mighty bad bout
loosen our crap, an az he is an old
clod hoper hisself, an 1005 jist how
to siinpathi1 with a feller on that pint
he giv 1s at tgood old Clod hoper
talk, aun told is what lie thought wuz
the be10t pl:n fer the futer. 1his talk
call . to iiur mili what good old
lioby Lee set to a foren ofilcer what
had cum to witness the grate battle
of Gettysburg. When Lee saw that
the last grand charge of his men had
failed, he put his hand to his face as
i' in deep thought then addressen the
ficer, sez, this has ben a sad day fir
us Col.. a sad day, but we 'an't al.
watys spect to gain victores, an jist so
it is with us clod hollers. we can't al
ways spect to make big crops, but let
us cherf'ully put up with what the
goodl l,ord sends us, for 1le doetli all
things well, an weel see by and by
that it waz all for the best.
h'le first, time we ever met with himii1
wuz in the 1 hlampton war, when ol
Mart Gary sed it wuz time to meet
Dan Chamberlain and put a stop to
Itadical rule in this State. lIut old
(i1imy never sed niary Wi1dc till I)an
con to Newherry in '76 t,o speeck,
then he got up and called Dan a bald
headed lien rascal, an the nigers in
our n1aber'hood sedl they n rever n heard
a min abuaise a Govermnent like old
Gimny bused Danm Chambiilerlaiin. This
is t,he way t,be humsteni of the~ lt adical
ing wuzx duni, jist by tihe r'ebel sol.
dlers mecetin the lI ads face to face an
t,eleni em inhe f'oks ol' Sou th Carol in a
had lien run over nuff'. An ef it had
not heni f'r nmen like obl ( Gimiy, we
mloughlt he pailn hi taxes yit,. But az
wye sedl up at the top), we wonitedl to
find1 out, which side the liebs5 wuz a
goein on in this c'ampai n, hur we Ii ke
t,o be iln tile mijor'ety.
Old liilly Ilackstonec sex that a
feller :unt got the conurage to live
alone, lie wanits society, an of' thaats
the case its his nater to ble tha'. An
frinli nit, we fo 1md( oult, a Ifeller' wh iat
alinmt smielt no0 powdler ini the war',
woni't st,ain aniy mIoreC chance ill this
camnpainm, than a cat wold( in hll
without claws. We don't mean to
say that tiher aint no body fiten to go
to Kongr'ess hut a rebel soldier. Bunt
as the i'cbs wuzx fast ini the fite, we
(10 thlin ik they orter be fust in oflce
tanld Kongress ill per'ticler'. 'Thle
Nor'thi iz a senudein aulI their men to
K ongress what fit in thie war, andli
why not, seiid the rebs tlhar auginI eni
A int ouren as goodl as theren? Old
G im.y is a fainer,~, and has ben all his
life, an in him we hay a candidate
fior IKongress, w~hio is both farmer an
solder, too volumes ii moe.
Ntiv.s ofr a hunid of glory,
Sois~ and l:h,i rs of thle brave,
hle:ml oh re:ch our obld Sfal e's story,
A i' o frini11 in ntaiin-f0to 10wave.
l'h e wvill work ini Lgood fai'ith lighted1,
1 )awson inidlIMor'gani.
Iif he is fullI of' compensat,ions. Our
lsteemied1 briothier DI awson, If' r'eport,
me trute. was mlost tunnecifC' uillyv
evatled iin the State 'onIven)tion, huit,
m the same (lay tihe seniate c'onfir'm.
Id the appoi ntmenmt of that eminenit
lem'ocratic citize and ut veter'an Caro
nian) Jam)es 11. Mtorganm.-(/r,een
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