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VOL, XXLL. trs $.0FRX urs NEW~BERRY, S. C., WVEDNESDA 1, thlT()i BEl R.i ISY; . :- piisoaaiiJroito.NAl
RANSOM AND TILLIMAN.
IIE WHO CASTS MUD MUST EX
P.CI' TO BE SPL3ASIIEO-Til+E
DAVID AND GOLIA'I'II BUSI.
The Joynes M3Isumderstanling--1)lifir
ent Opinions About the Importance
of Truth -Reasons for )eclin
lug Some Very Good Ad
To the Editor of the Nevs and C<m
re : I have not been In a hurry to
answer Capt. 'T'illman's latest pro.
duction, because I did not care to
cause an explosion somewhere be.
tween Roper's and Ihamburg that
might bring on another earthquake.
In Capt. 'T'illman's present excited
condition ai prompt reply would have
been dangerous to the community in
which lie lives, and I have some
friends living in that section of the
State whose welfare I regard. Keep
cool, Captain. For about one year
you have indulged in harsh criticism
of other people, and you should not
get angry now if a small dose of
your own medicine, slightly diluted,
is administered to you.
Capt. Tillman has almost literally
verified my prediction, that he would
decline to discuss the questions lie
himself raised, and give the read.
ers of the News and Courier instead
a column or two of Billinsgate. I
missed the quantity. as lie had only
about one column, but exhauh,ted
himself in that effort and made up
in quality. He boldly asserted, in
his unwarranted and venomous at
tack upon eme, that if I desired to
defend the department of agriculture
lie would guarantee to give mne
"enough." lie did not say enough
of what, but if lie meant, as I sus
pected, enough of vulgarity lie has
kept his word; but if lie meant enough
of the discussion conceri'n the ie
partment of agriculture lie ha!, as
usual, failed to redeem his pledge.
It will be impossible to 'ollow
Capt. Tillman through this second
tirade, and it would be entirely out
of place to do so, as your reades have
doubtless had "enough" of this sort
of discussion. I may be pardone
however, for noticing some of' his
statements, but bef'ore doing so, beg
to remind Capt. Tillman that lie has
so far only made one specific charge
against the department of agricul.
ture, that in regard to the a ialyses of
fertilizers, and the public know thi
disposition of that matter.
In this communication Capt. Till
man says that I made an unprovoked
attack upon hin and, almost in the
same breath, declares that lie had
previously iold inc that I was a
"mercenary scribbler fighting for my
clerkship." Dot s this not constitute
a provocation ? IIe goes on to say
that I did not deiny the "damning
charges" that he made against my
character. Is it, no provocation f'or
a man to make "damning charges"
that are untrue against another ? But
lie says I (lid not even deny these
"danming charges." Well, having
impeached the credlibility of' t ie wit,
ness, a denial of' his charges was
Blut Capt. Tfilliimn goes on to show
to the people why lie could not ebhal
lenge, use ni.ure's weap)ons, or1 en.
gage in a street fight with me Lto pun.
ishi me for iiy "insinuiatioiis" agai inst
him. Constitutinug him iselfI judge,
jury and defenidant, lie tries this
qutestioni and r'endlers a decision in
his own favor. "Physically," lie says,
"I am not his equal."' Unfomrtunate
ly for Capt. Tillman lie has placed
himself in such a p)osition bef'ore the
people of South Carolina that all of
of his statements require pr'oof.
This one is lhke uinto the others that
have gone before and simiilar to
those. that are to come hereaf'ter. 1But
Capt. Tillman says that lie has also
been assaulted b)y the meimber's of
the board of' agriculture amid thme coin
missioner. So far as I am aware
only twvo members of' the bo:ird and
the commissioner have ever noticed
him. One of' t,hese members weighs
about 250 p)ounds, thme other is ahout
Capt. Tillmnan's size, and the 'om.
missioner stands six f'eet two inches.
Were these gentlemeni more than his
equals "Iphysically ?"' I ami sure
that 1 (do not know how Capt. Till.
man can gratify his pulgilistic pro
pensities, unless by the ancient methi.
od of lengthening or' shortein g ai
man until lie has been enh i'ged or
reduced to Capt. Tillmnan's diimen
sions. liut I can assure him i that, i
am not a warrior, "(doughity" or other.'
Wise, and1 pce~C does not, d isturb) myi
I (10 not doubt Capt. TIillmanm's
statement that undler some circum
stances his answer would have been'
a "challenge."' IIe is fond of' chal.
longing, but when his challenges are
accepted lie somehow or' other man.
ages to make it, understood t,bat he
dlidl not mean them. For instance:
ie challenged ine to dlefend( the (de
partmient of' agriculture. I thiought
I accepted. IIe replies 1)y callin
mna wrie name nd making raes .i
mie. But, stop, what has become of
Capt. Tillmuan's grand ref'ormation in
all tis (iiscussionl ? For the past
twe!Ve months or more he has been
promising the farmers of South Caro.
lina that he would lead them out of
the wilder:ess, reduce their taxes,
reorganize the State Covernment,
and oust that "low and debased
crowd" at Columbia. He would, in
short, work a revolution. Oh, how
are the mighty fallen !I The whole
crusade has ended in a war on an
insignificant clerk in one of the de
partlnents, "a mercenary scribbler
fighting for his potatoes." Verily,
the monlltains has brought forth the
Ie does manage to gasp, dramati
cally, at the close of his letter that
"from the mountains to the sea the
clams are gatheriig andi will meet the
oligarchy at Philippi." What clans,
Captain ? and what oligarchy ? and
what are the clans going to (10 with
the oligarchy when they meet it ?
and what do they want, to meet the
oligachy for ? Ot'course, it is no use to
ask C,1pt. 'Tilibtatl to be a little more
definite right along here. If there
were any use in doing so I would ask
that favor at once. If this "merce
nary seribbler" belongs to that oli
garehy and the clans "from the
mountains to the sea" arc going to
meet that oligarchy at Philippi, with
any felon L'.>s intent, this part of the
olignrcly proposes to remain right
here in Columbia. It is unreason
able to ask him to go out of his way
for such a purpose. But, perhaps,
we are to understand from this ex.
pressioi that Capt. Tillman, the Bri
tus of this pay will meet the ghost
of Ii re1formation at Philippi, and
end the war by falling on his sword.
Such an inglorious ending ! Though
some have left their country for
their counltry's good, in this manner,
I am afraid, our iderii Brutus is not
uich a patriot.. But the idea of a
?tos,es b!eing'r revealed as a Brutus
)ropping all badinage, there are
soeic things in Capt. Tillman's letter
that deserve more serioui considera.
tion. lie asks ii' I have forgotten
writ.ing the Augusta Cih:'oniele a ru
mor that C overnor Sheppard was not
Capt. Tillhan's choice for Governor,
and that he had written Col. Coker a
letter offering to deliver the keys of
the State 1 (lHlose to him if lie would
endorse the farmers' movement. No,
I have not forgotten the circunstan
ces. Capt. 'l'illman does not deny
writing such a lctter. I did not as
sOrt it as a fact. I only repeated, as
is customary with reporters, a rumor
that I.ad very eneral circulation
and credence. I did not criticise
Capt. Tillman's reported action in
the matter, nor charge nor intimate
unworthy motives for such action,
nor secek to convey any meaning not
contained in the words quoted. IIe
was at liberty to vote for whom he
plcased, and lie could not have sup
por"ted one more worthy to fill the
highest position inl the State than
the able, pure and courteous gentle
man and statesman from I)arlington.
I lave not forgotten, either, that
wh len the breaOfk occur'red in the Con.
venttion,. Capt. Tillhiman changed1 his
vot e from Shep)pard( to Coker, al
thmouigh on t,he call of' counties to re.
cord the chan lges he~ anniuounced that
theevere no ebiangres in the Edg~e
field delegat ion. Thesioe were cir
cumnst aneesC which gave a color to
the r-umnor tbat lie favored CAol. Coker's
canididacy. iIe must, discov'er some
insinuiiation more in famous than this
that I hiave made against his charac
ter to justify his chiarge.that I was
"riep)eatinig lying rumors calculated
to dlo hita an injury."
('alt. Till mani asks why I shiould
go out, of' miy way to dlefend Prof.
~Joynies, oir give my op)iiion as to
which Iof t.hemi I)0 beievedl. Theli mat
t.er didl not concern me, lie says, and
"was a sumi: thiing at best." I shall
endeavor' 1t explain this to his sat
CAol. Butler and Prof. Joynes had
biothi deiiied Capt. TillIman's state
mentr. lIe cointinued0( to repeat it.
A s ani (emlloyee of' t,he depIar'tmlent of
agrieiilture, and11 inaturally f'eeling a
dee int er'est, ini its suiccess, I saidl in
thme A ugumsta Ch'lronicle that so long
as C apt . Tfillman used this statement,
as lie was doinRg, to pr'ove extr'Laa
gancie ini the expeniditur-es of' the deC
parf.iient., lie was makin use115 of an
are umeat that was untifair and untrue.
Itwas a mat ter' that camne priop)erly
undel~r my iiotiee as a eoirrespond(ent,
andI would1 pr'obab ly have 1been
no(tice e'(Ii'ven if' I hiadI had noi conna ec
tioii with the dep~art umenit of' agricul
tutre. If' Capt. Tiillmian hiad said
then t hat Priof. Joyiies w~as mistaken,
and putt t he matter where lhe iiow
seeks to put, it', as a question of
veraci ty 1betweent Pr~uof. ,Joyines and
him iself', I mnight not have expi'essed
any othe o11 pinl11 ion about it. Buht lie
fai led, fori abo)(ut a month, to take
any not.ice of' it whatever, and1( con
t tnuted to redpeat the staitement ait
Laurens, Newberi'y and probably
elsewher'e. I could not ituderstand
how any man with a proper)C regard
course. IIe was certainly repeating i
an untrue statement that benefited <
himself and injured others. As
Prof. Joynes could have had no rea- t
son, so far as I could see, for'making
such a statement to Capt. Tillman, t
and knowing myself that it had no t
foundation in fact, and that Capt. t
Tillman did have an object to serve c
in making it, it did not require much
time for me to decide whom I shouid i
What did Capt. Tillman do when t
he found that these denials were
tracing him down ? Instead of con- I
fining himself to a simple explana- I
tion of the matter, he denounced both t
Prof. Joynes and myself, saying of
me, that I was a cleric that had sold c
his principles for an insignificant i
public position; that I had repeated (
lying rumors concerning him, and i
had prostituted my position as a N
journalist. There was not one word t
of truth in any of these allegations, I
and he has thus, in order to relieve -
himself from the position in which he r
found himself by his first mnisrepre- t
sentation, been guilty of making
three others of a similar character. I
Capt. Tillman may consider it a t
"small matter" to use a statement, i
without foundation, for the purpose c
of abusing men who adminster pub- c
lic trusts and disburse public funds, f
but I was not "graduated in that I
school of gentility," however high it a
may stand in his estimation. s
The "Columbia Ring" has been a
the watchword of every disappointed y
politician in South Carolina for many t
years. T1he cry has p)alled on th~er
people of the State, and the men
who make use of it have been re- C
buked so often that it is unnecessary t
to notice this charge of the existence i
of a mythical band, that has been '
such a nightmare to those politicians c
whose pretended claims for political 'l
preferment have been so often ig
nored. It is another of Capt. Till- f
man's sweeping, glittering generali- t
Lies, that he is so fond of using in t
his "slashing articles" for the papers. j
Jn his exasperation Capt. Tillman I
has so far departed from his usual c
rule as to make one more specific
charge. While I have had no dis
cussion with him regarding the gen i
eral expenses of the State Govern
ment, I have taken the pains to see I
how far this charge can be sustained. t
I find that it must go the way of all I
others. IIe said that the taxes for t
State purposes were $320,000 more
in 1885 than in 1880. and adds that
he is relying on the comptroller gen
eral's report to sustain his assertion. t
I have obtained from the comnptrol
ler's oflice statements showing the t
expenditures for various purposes for
the fiscal years 1879-80 and 1884-85,
from which it appears that these ex- t
penditures for 1879-80 amounted to
$791,700.85 and for 1884-85 to
$,83,915.90,* the difference being 1
$92,215.05. The increase is due to
the improvements on the State House, '
the appropriations to the University
and Citadel, and the election ex- (
penses. Capt. Tillman, therefore, t
only made a mistake of $228,785 05
Capt. Tilbinan hams so far imaude two I
speciflc charges. One against the y
department of agriculture and one
against the State Government.
Specification No. 1. The South
Carolina College offered to make I
analyses of fertilizers for the depart
ment at a cost of five dehlars each.t
Capt. Tillmnan's witness, Prof. .Joynes.
Charge disproved by his own witness.
Specification No. 2. The ( axes for
State purposes5 were *320,000 more
in 1885 thanm in 1880. Capt. T1ill- t
man's witness, rep)orts of the compll- I
troller general. Charge dlisproved
by his own witness. Captain, we
are wvaiting with interest for Specifi
cation No. 3, but as you have laeent
more than one year formnulating thie t
two mentioned, we may not look for
We "Swashbucklers," we "(Oligar
chiy," we "Hessians," we "Merce.
nary scribblers," we "Potato fight- I
ers,"' we-ecall us anything, Captain, I
only give us specific charges in ordler I
that we may have an opportunity of'
showing you up in your own truet
A wordl to the peole of South
Carolina: Ias this man suggested
one practical remnedy for any of the
burdens of taxation that may possi.
b)ly exist? Will not the execution
of any of the plans he has p)roposed
entail aditional taxation ? le has
p)ossibly succeded in estranging one
p)art of the p)eople from another, and
creating dissensions that time will
hardly remove; lie has dlenouneed
the Government, the professional and
the business men, andl told the farm
ers, in effect, that they and all the
farmers they have sent to rep)resenlt:
them in, the General Assembly have
been, and1 are, a lot of helpless idiots,j
unable to care for themselves. HIe'
has found but one man in all this
broad land able to redeem the State
from this p)itiable condition, and that
individual is himself. It is for thme
p)eop)le to say whether this man shallI
continue to characterize the Gnoen-ml
neut thoy have installed as "imbe
sile," and pursuie i :a c c<ur:se ot'
rotundle ss denunciation. 'le men(i1
hey lmve elected to oliice :Ire but the
cervants, :aid subject, o ramoval': ait
he will of the people. ;o lo)n,; :a>.
hey are allowed to r'inai in olilee
hey are entitled to the contilenee
>f their conititucnts. It* t!'v do not
:omnand this con!bln(e the renedy t
s safe, sure and speedy, a1 hn)Ioull
>c applied untlinchin'':Iy. !int il'
hey are in olice by thie, free choice }
>l' the people, wh(oever' pref'ers ul.
ot1nded ebarges' agaillSt them! :!mh()l
)c rcbukel by t.hos:e who put tLhin:
I have been advised that I shbil
lose this coininun iicaitio by1 hvIi dein.
ng to have further cont rovers)\.y w :
.apt. Tilhnn. I :inl tobi that his
nilttence is great aimoilg' the fairmiers,
vho believe that he Ibs chmpined11(I
heir cause, and that any critic''.ni (,I
liln is resented aS : per"sonal 'eit, ,
mnd that. furt her COnltr/)\e"r\'. wx!
ml' serve to in r1'ea e' 'i= mi )'la: i
y' and give him great'. r ilov l""ty.
Fair play is a jew('! i1,,' IIt
as always had a Conlfiui'iSU 'ht't in
lie diadem of Sbouth C-*icna. T::e
cople who own the soil of is 'r: t
Id Comim)nionwealith, the dle l ':a:ts1
f thoie i'en who mlade her nu:tlie'.
aious in peace and -w':r, h'lave' :in
erited alt the virtues of th11,r )!e
.necstors, who were not th' men t,
trike before they l:':ar'i. I :ave :.
.hiding Iaith that no 11:n, h!1e v er
;rcat his powec"rs or Versn1a m:y''ti ii:
e, can so C!luu,' thei I1
cake themin ri cldem 'n .
ellow-eitizelis hiee:u:s'' : '
ourage of isl (scni
1ine has passed ii South (-ar .
L ever exi.s:tt'cd, w!':n o' ur' pic'e'
Pulld blindly follow :iy'' ', no
natter how grea:'t h:.s rt:ie
.'e days': of hier"o worsh!ip nr- .,v""r,
nid hav\ing. the ful1i.t, fa :n::. '1 ,'
deuce in the :bili t i.' *'' pop
0 distin'uish the re'al ro th' ide''
lie I'ightcL f'romn t writ, o:
usticc at all ii: n t h.: w n '.
nen, I feel that I cin conde"nc
line the :cuh ice so ki nl
md trust the fsct, .alr':a,ly'cd v ..
md those to co:h.''ra" .
he justice of my! ' pI ;it- .'
'i11 alla cannot dti !rt l>;. ..:11) I':
iml and his; meth:l l i!'"O I il ;I;;;!;
o the freso - o e
C pervert a (er1n' i -c l O'f i!i
w\'1 seekcin;r nto an attack Fi")e
rictiltura i . 1 -m .
omnetim:es led ,:tv.y byt p :s 1 m t
ationll, b , time.i t :'i -
md1(1 '!en'l that, inci i h,c i
hie people will t': unabli 1lli:
t'ords sie!; nou;h to xpai t hi
oit,emipt For a miin 'ho. ;' 'I
nisled them). lelievin: t!hi:, 1: m
i'illiing. .0 forgc t 'c y1 'p. r"sonal
elin:,s in this ni!1't1e m t dIIscun"
"ilh CaptL. Tlilbnlan a1ti\ .uIjt,,' withi
vhiebh I am) famiiliar" t': .i! ro..
f any interest to th.e i-' of .:h
)arolina. I dlciine. Iowi\\'everr, to
andy words furtll r with him 'r to
roversy. ih e'op oi' n 'wt
:nowi ini this Co:metiocn, whiic I
Vhiey have ar:ight, to hk:my~ wvc
'iher of uis e'nn tel! c o ! ~
mmb'lle parlt. ini thi' diir -o n.i
iso been aciviscid 1.t!m I :in
il)epartmlient of1 agriu!ture wi i
>f' agtricult.ure andcth !' mmc as.'c
ni reply' to this~ I have. icn
liat the (iIlit''rs of the dc n
imye alrieady sai al th
eCeCssary' ini t.hics maittr
lonl i'ses, aiil that *hc c''
lie State ha:ve the ri i. to ': 'I
heir emplohyeesc oni ti.' witu '' - t
neceplt this~ pcosit 'in. i to u' c
o def'endo wh'ere iefcec 'i non
ary, bcul, onyi as; a .ubor'ni ' o'
lhe G.overnmencit, exprc c'- i
nlgness tc 'oimmuh.':iti'' V '
11n for' the pubiie' good ui
nay~ bce posse('nd.'c 'I h
linkihc encn dto wvjithout Icc'd
ii'll X l': iIis'jI'- c : -
tho(uigi hI' Ii :tif a rop '- :c I c '
if a c'op .
eIht Ultccl (''wili'r ;. 'r'' ;i \c' -
w'hoc own inn, cla .c recnc
li ot'i' ly (111 1 ',cc I ---I.3c - '
lie Count x'on 'wieici br- -.'r
jiti i rl i l 'ro-s lc illc t'c w Th
is the wvihleI thu u.ci I.
iig. thet hcu' po e: fic ::'''' <bc -h
aui:lir icc (c'c' licc-l j-cil c x
c io hiHilli iiy a iscc ii \\ c' ''Jc
ar'ty by"i Ii' crg -on cic ici n:
AliI.s ,izz'ie t-.lter <.cf .\.. hc ere '
1visit. iili h i' liii.' \c 'i I - I , 1c.
Wv h:t have the people of the State
lon. , that, they, in their poverty and
n their distress, should assume lia
)ilit v for the loan of money to re
.tore property to the people of Char
esto?' '' The human heart every
hb'ro goes out in tender sympathy
( the distressed, but why should the
tate of South Carolina undertake to
xtort. from one distressed class of
ier citizens the money with which to
nab,le another set to live in aflluence?
po>or man is a poor man, no matter
1,ether he lives in the city of Char
i t,n or in the County of Abbeville,
nd there is no law Uased on justice
I hu11manity w"hich would levy trib.
t( f rom the poor man in Abbeville
i) enrich the unfortunate man in
'he New :lin( ('Courier says:
". heavy lo o:i Of 7 or 8 per cent.
,I Im :t u<ling blow to bear when
-!hh'd, to h iIrdet of State and inuni
Il taxatilin. What is really needed
t h, ahilit y 4o borrow, on absolutely
el CurIty', tIce or four million dol
: at a: ra( ('f inte"rest. not exceeding
('I!:tritstoin gentlen;en cannot afford
pay 7 or S per cenlt. for money I
;,w"lant it at four per cent.! Did
ny ian in the country ever get
i:rlston money at anything like
hat rate? We think not. Country
'ile inmst pay them ten per cent.
rte ":"st, and ship cotton to them, so
hit i the losses sustained inl ship.
int to (hiarleston, iistead of selling
:a mo(re dl<esirahlc market, is taken
.siieration, the money will
b ietry merchant or country
miner' something like 20 or 25 per
il. o the um' of lnoney for a
r:1 itnal part .e1 the year.
i (h::trhetin was( disposed to act
-" the 'ood of the State," why floes
:>t el:-Oi e IOw to raise ionc'y for
nreople at the same rate
cent.'? The distressedv1 coun
as ii;ueh dese'rvilig of con
'i' ron the S;tate, as are the
o) twniers of' Cha:ilestA)on. Th'le
ias wel aid the countryman
an mitonen'y to the city own
F i'':,l e.,tate. W ill anybody
hh titt:.? Ther:-e are hundreds
in Al,'viiie c inty over
h hnie ten per 'ent. 1iortgages.
S .ew- :tn(1 Courier say a
b.alf ._ i of Suh("I p)eole? No;
Iv.-rd. c"xcept to further embar
h hi: s; ierciv for the rea
, t: h:'t the Charlc:t-on man imay be
: 1"' to borro' money at. I'our per
:+ .\ or man is a poor 1 man, no
!a1 ": w l tn I he lives in Charleston
" on (":t'..ar's llead. The oln is en
1 I ll ) nom)r'e 'Oidi(le'ation than
I (thert, auni the State of South
'na w il have lost something of
r ini' of justice When she assumes
! bihi uI oine set of her citizens at
he ha::in:i of' another. It remains to
li ea t1her1.our represent.at.ives
I (e ':'r the property of their
rn ;ulenL t enrich the people of
t 1,n.- (>"e iWle Press am l Blan
21 iuiI lx I ra Seuloni.
rear1, Sheppaird had best move
uini uimkinig then call for anm
:m ri--onei ofi thle L.egislature to
it in :neion the h-gail mhieyre
in ' ive hielp to Chiarleqt.on.
T (re-tnvihhe News, we believe,
m'l the hontor of fIrst suggesting the
ch ma of ri'euf1 thait seems t.o be now
.Ir:l favor id. Th'lat scheme is
Sl'oiemnt hy the State of
n- o tie mituimnt necessary to re
e iiy yo that the money may
i~ at or -1 per cent., the
- ake i a lien on the property
u, - core her againmst loss on
r' e ment](ii..
aiilld ie re'iiembiei'ed tbat, the
iiione of t.remiendous impoJr
Ther' muc ihst lie ani amendImnent
etnuatitiut ion and( i f that amend1
o' to lbe miop)ltedh at the polls8 in
mheriilii ~titist he drawn so as to
:R!e theS itt enmtirely saf'e and1 so
aoltie o i h'av anl opent dooir for
'ud in theii utre. At thme same
althe o:,ihitioni mustbheso5 in.
ah:y ini accordan111ce wi th law
ud so h' 0 a that, capitalists wil
'[i ni ixeuw' for doubting the sc
l',--r th - extra: sessioni is called
rnor(~l( -Lhoubt he sure that its
a' he eeue, amnd that
riI-I t:e )iaie !'f ho el f lacing
r ~~uidge thu- cost, of the
r nit it wil eciure relief'
h't' ton. bunt I hey have no
wteI tin h'aiiures orm ex.
a vt to bile put biefore the extra
1o oui il'ht to bie prieparedC( no0w andI
naih- ii one is nunle. Thenui the
'py-.--ntave's and seniators canl go
al(eun; with eleari undtterstand-l
nI' of' th sentIiIiment and sense of
lh i 'Iwad regalrdling th one 01 subhject
I he. oid(lt eredh andi there willI be not
.n-'er of having'. ani aimendmnent
2o ai byi thle legislature ~in Octo
''r va;h' downi by tihe people in No.
(lmihiir ---(Gru,en'i//v NAvx
Our Graded Schools.
Among the many attractions of Co.
lunbia there is none greater 'than
that offered by her graded schools.
All the children of residents have an
opportunity to obtain instruction in
all the common school branches of
education, free of charge, in these in
stitutions. The teachers, the meth
ods, and all the appliances are first
class in every respect, and there is
no school, public or private, any.
where in the world, that can offer
better advantages than the Graded
Schools of this city. Even the poor.
est child in the city thus has an op.
portunity of getting an education,
such an opportunity as in many
other places the money of the rich
cannot purchase. Every head of a
family who does not reside in Colum
bia, and who has no equally good
school within reach of his present
residence, would do well to move to
Dolumbia simply in order to educate
lis children. The benefits they
would thus gain would be of greater
worth to them than any number of
lollars he might save or make.
It is to be hoped that before long
he school fund will be suflicient to
muthorize the trustees to furnish the
)upils with all their text books, so
is to relieve them even of his charge.
- Colunbica Record.
Raking U'la Old 1s1ues.
During the earthqnake calamity was
thotit as impropituous a season as could
tave been selected by the Abbeville
lPress and Banner to rake up the ashes
>f the past and kindle the ires of see
ionalism between the mountain and the
eaboard ; and yet it did so, and with a
legree of venom that is only character
stic of a nature whose ill-will is rather
purred on than repressed by the un
iappy condition of its victim.
Our contemporary, in its issue of the
19th ultimo, engaged in a tilt with the
olumbia Register, because of the lat
er's opinion of the use of convict labor
in building railroads, and the issuing of
t State loan to rebilld Charleston, and
,herein exhibited an amount of animos
t.y to the seaboard, and, especially to
mtr poor, stricken city, whilh is irrele
mant and mean to an exceptional dc
On the subject of the loan the Press
"Again, the Register has been urging
he pledging of the credit of the State
Lor the purpose of raising money with
xhiclh to rebuild the city of Charleston.
P'his proposition can never be carried
)ut, except by a vote of the people and
he people will never vote for it."
If such a question were put to the
vote of the people of the State, we doubt
tot, that it would receive the hearty
;upporl, save in the instance of the Press
tud Ba.unr, whose objection would
tand out in bold relief, as the one bit
Lcr, malevolent spirit of the hour. It
"In fact, It would, we believe, be difll
;ult to cite one single friendly act of
egislation for the up-country to which
,harleston has not been solidly opposed.
We think all the legislation, as well as
il the political acts which have been
iroughtt about by Charleston's influence,
ins been either with aln eye single to
bhe interests of Charleston, or with a
iew to repressing or retarding the pro
ress of the up-country."
To credit Charleston with auh a son
.lment, is to go wide of the mark. The
~plrit here has1 been to look to the gen
ra'tl goodl, and1 not merely to tis muIII
lipality. There arc very large interests
o be looked aIfter here, and if in any
rop)osit.ion emanating hience, some1 per
ona1l imnterest las not been subserved,
t muilst lie alscribedt to the doctrine that
11e greater numbier mulst always be eon
ildiered ini preference to the lesser.
Charleston Is the metrop)olis of the
3tate ; she hlas its every Interest at
ucart, andl in all she does niever falls to
emembIler that Carolina is not confinedl
0 11er geographical limits.
Pe rsuinug its vind ictiveness, the Press
11nd Bannecr hlypocritically says:
"WeV would not seemf to strike at
Ch.arlestou ini the hour of her calamit,y.
We deely symplathlise with her ini hcr
inlsfortunie, and we arc sorry indeedI,
hat tile people of Abbeville have
riot given mnore substantial evidence of
heir symlpathy for the people of tihe
~trickenl city, hut for all tis, we cannolCt
et the Rfesister take advantage of the
ccaLsionl to maike wvar upon0! thle up-coun
And yet It dIoes strike at her, perhaps
rom11 tile (dark, where it supposes that
10 one will see it dleliver the blow.
4uich sympiathly only excites contempt.
l'o applly foul eilthets to people andI
lien tell thiemi that you ar'e sorry for
ibem is a species of duplicity that cannot
10 tolerated. Our cruel contemp)orary
"If we have done1 Charleston any
Sronig we shall be only too glad to
~iange our ninud, and11 to make all need(
Iul re paration."'
WVhy, you have (1011 the city the
rossest, wrong ! Nothing is worse thani
0 impu)lte senlthnenCIts and acts where
hey do0 not belon1g. Th'ils has been done
y I lhe Press anid Banner, with a spirit
ha.t w~ouldh protYer' one hlandl and stab
withl the othier.
TLhue Pries and1( Banner may rest as
mured thlat lhe wiho kieks a wounded lioni
'sommnits rather anl act of cowardice than
C;harleslon Is in sack cloth and ashes,
and1 is no0w a subject of sympathy rathler
han mnalice', but as thlere was one Judas
lscariiot amlonig the ap)ostles and always
r>ne black sheep in every flock, so in tile
press of South Carolina has1 beeni found
rme journal capable of doing a base act.
-Chaurlest1on sS'nday 18patch.
"11cer features are nlot regular, yet what an
alttratilve faceI she1 lIIasI" It is 11Cr beautiful
hair. Once it was thln, grayish antd fadling.
A few bjottlesofIParker's Hair Balsam wrought
th e transformation., It will (10 asith fb~or