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ESTABLISHED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 1,1891. PRC__.0__E_
THE COLORED TEACHERS.
The Close of the Institute-Full report of
Wednesday found us still thirsting
for the unknown. The Institute opened
with devotional exercises. The weath
er was all one could wish, and the
spirits of the teachers were in conjunc
tion with it. Prof. Wallace gave us
an excellent talk upon "things in gen
eral," and from the princi-!es laid
down, we deduced several 'its, that
will result in good. Addition and sub
traction were next taken up; in this
lesson the importance of teaching
Arithmetic was brought out, also its
simplicity. "The importance of the
study of Geography" was presented by
Prof. Wallace. He spoke of the many
difficulties teachers have in pres ating
this study to their classes. He illus
trated in his pleasant way huw these
difficulties could be removed. He as
sured us that we could take our classes
to the river side and there make plain
to them the meaning of a lake, an
island, cape, mountain, etc. The dis
sertation upon physical Geography was
grand. We were led from the un
known to the known. "Some of us"
loomed up with astonishment when
told of the many things that are found
in the physical world.
Reading was next presented by Mrs.
Wallace. She said that good "teachers
were numbered." The subject was
well ventilated. Division of fractions
was next brought before us. The ob
jective method in its beauty -and sim
plicity was illustrated. Much atten
tIon was given fractions, as it is often
called "the barrier between a certificate
and the schoolhouse."
Thursday morning found the teach
ers all present; the in terest in the In
stitute seems not to wane. After
morning exercises Mrs. Wallace intro
duced spelling. She said as a nation
we were poor spellers, and that spell
ing is one of the most important
branches taught in the school room.
She gave to the teachers several good
rules, viz: (a) Al spelling should be
written. (b) Write words from dicta
tion. (c) Wrote them from memory.
(d) Keep a list of misspelled words and
bring them often before the class.
(e) Teach words your children use.
(f) Never teach a word that the mean
ing is not understood. (g) The mean
ing of a word can only be taught in a
PI Prof. Wallace next introduced His
tory. Most teachers, he said, found
history teaching a "tough job." He
thought history could be made as in
teresting as any study. In teaching
history, he thought, no teacher should
be caught with book in hand; if so, he
was very poor material for the school
Letter writing, by Mrs. Wallace, was
very instructing and full of interest.
As "night brings out the stars," with
them came quite an intelligent audi
ence to cheer us en. The exercises
opened with music, which was sooth
ing and inspiring. Prayer by Rev.
Mr. Dorroh. Select readings by Misses
Alice Bedenbaugh and Theresa Chap
pell, which were pronounced good by
-all. Essay, "Do Something," by Mr.
P. E. Herriott. We were given much
food for thought as we go forth in life,
endeavoring to "do something" for the
race with which we are identified.
Resolved, Tbat corporal punishment
should be abolished in the school-room.
Affirmative-Miss Cornelia Sims,
Messrs. G. W. Starks and Harry
Thomas. Negative-Mrs. L.-A. White
ner, Miss Alice Davis and Rev. H. H.
Trhis was the most intetesting part
of the exercise. We were led to believe
that the days of the switch "are num
bered." A very large attendance was
present Friday morning at the Calvary
Presbyterian church, the occasion be
ing the last day's session of the Institute.
The subject spelling was again taken
up by Mrs. Wallace. The many de
vices given the teachers were put in
application. The teachers were called
out and the spelling began. Many
that thought there was no such word
as failure toppled and fell, of course this
Icaused much laughter, but it proved
the above assertion that we are bad
Least Common Multiple and Great
est Common Divisor, and why do we
invert the terms of the divisor, were
taken up by Prof. Wallace. One must
admit, the why's in this part of Arith
metic are mystcal, but after several il
lustrations the clouds withdrew and
like one of old, we could say "Eureka!
*Eureka!!" As the session was near
ing the end, Prof. Wallace gave
She teachers a practical talk upon
their work. He urged upon them the
importance of preparing for their work.
He sat heavily upon the license teacher,
and concluded by saying we should be
progressive teachers or get out of the
Friday evening a large crowd gath
ered to see the close of a most success
After devotional exercises, Commis
sioner Kibler wa introduced to the
audience. Space will not allow me to
give this address verbatim but it is suf
ficient to say, it was good. Such a talk
will produce good, and bring about
better wvork among the teachers.
Mr. Butler W. Nance gave us an in
teresting talk upon education. After
the above, Mr. A. P. Butler rose in be
half of the teachers and presented the
Whereas. Our efficient Superintend
ent of Education, has granted us an
Institute, and the able and competent
services of Prof. J. E. Wallace and
Mrs. J. E. Wallace as a faculty:
Resolved, I. That we extend our
thanks to the Supeeiintendent of Ediu
2. That we extend our thanks to our
indefatigable commissioner for his ap.
preciation and attendance.
3. That our high appreciation is due
the faculty, for their patience and noble
instructions mentally and morally,
they will ever carry with them our
wisbs for their future success.
4. That high appreciation is due the
people of New berry for their kindness.
A. P. BUL1T.
A Fleeting Subject.
Editor Aull's verdict on the Butler
Watson debate is that neither of -the
debators touched the sub-treasury,
which was supposed to be the subject
of debate. Editor Aull's observation is
keen, his intelligence is acute and his
judgments are conscientious and fair
and in this case he is altogether right.
A man might as well take a knife
and saw and case of surgical instruments
and go to work to dissect a mist wraith
on a mountain side or a will-o-the-wisp
in a swamp as to apply logic to the sub
treasury as now pi eseuted. It is a phan
ton, an elusive emanation without
form or fashion or substance. We can
catch glimpses of it, if it is pointed out
to us, but when we come to weigh and
analyze it we find it impalpable, elusive
-a something which nobody seems
able to define or describe.
The bill was a solid thing, capable of
being handled. We are now told that
the bill is dead. From it has arisen this
ghost vaguely described as "the princi
ple"-an abstraction inasmuch as it
can be touched by a few earthly intel
lects and proposes, if anything, the
abstraction of government money in
huge sums by means of loans.
We are not informed if the leading
exponents of the sub-treasury have
ever agreed on a distinct, direct, autho
ritative definition of what the sub-trea
sury principle is. If there is any such
document or statement in existence we
would like to see it and it ought to be
put forth clearly and briefly. Then dis
cussion could be intelligently conduct
ed. The average intellect could grasp the
direct issue and deal with it.
Until that is done debates on the sub
ject must continue to be mere discur
sive talking matches beginning and
The Leesville Summer School.
On July 20, Miss Nellie Chapman
and I, after having a Dleasant chat at
the depot, bid farew id to vur friends,
boarded the train bound for Leesvitle
where we were going to attend the,
Summer Training School. Mfiss Chap
man was one of the teachers. When
we reached our destination there were
several smiling faces to welcome us.
Then we were carried to Salisto Hall,
our pleasant home for one short month,
where we were met with a cordial wel
come from Prof. Haynes and a happy
greeting ifrom Mrs. Haynes, one of the
loveliest of women.
Leesville is situated on the Ridge.
six-hundred feet above the sea level,
making it health. and salubrious. It
is quite the place for a summer school
as we were not strained to keep up
This school at Leesville was the first
Summer School of the kind in this
State. The school was under the super
vision of, that most excellent aad
wide awake teacher, Mr. L. B. Hayues.
We had an efficient and competent
corps of teachers. Branches taught
were, Literature, -Mathematics, Elocu
tion, Telegraphy; Greek; Latin;
French; Music; Art; and Teachers'
Courses, in wvhich we did practice
work. Would that more teachers could
see the necessity of attending these
schools. Teaching becomes a noble
avocation only when based upon the
right foundation. We should possess
the faculty of imparting our knowledge
to others. We are not fully prepared
to teach after having finished in a high
school, but should strive to take a
course in a normal or training school.
This is an "age of push" and we
teachers should endeavor to keep apace
with other things. Why should teach
ers stick to the old a b c method when
there is a more natural way of teaching
children? Hlow can we wonder at the
innativeness of a child when we put
him on the stoo,l and have him say A
day after day!
Talk with them about cat (they all
know a cat) draw a picture on the
black board, when their interest is at
its highest, write the word "cat" under
the picture. They can tell the word.
Have them to write it. They are learn
ing Writing and Reading. In this way
many words are taught. Repetition is
We had forty students this summer
and hope to have many more next. We
enjoyed our stay in Leesville very
much, and regretted when school
We parted hoping to meet again.
E. L. K.
Be wise in time. You have too nmany
gray hairs for one so young looking.
Use Hall's Hair Rewewer, the best
preparation out to cure them. Try.it.
"One of the Ablest and MIost Imnpar;Ia
[From the Beaufort New South, Col
His Honor Judge W. H. WVallace, of
Union, Speaker of the late Wallace
House during the trying Hampton
Chamberlain contest of 1870, will pre
side, by assignment of the presiding
Justice of the Supreme Court of Comi
mon Pleas and General Sessions for
Beaufort County. His Honor is well
known to the Beaufort Bar and people
of the low-country, and is recognized as
one of the ablest and most thoroughly
impartial jurists of the State. There is
no jurist in South Carolina whose ele
vation to the Chief Justiceship of the
State would be hailed with more gen
nine satisfaction by the people of this
section of all races than his..
Jemima, once she had a beau,
He didn't mind her name, you know,
Although it wvas so prosy.
She had datarrh, and had it so,
That he at last was forced to go
The ador ws not posy.
If she had been .eafe in time, she
would have taken D.. Sagre's Catarrh
Remedy. An ofl-ensive breath is most
distressiug, not only to the person
aillieted, if the person has any pride,
but to those with whom he or she comes
in contact. It is a delicate matter to
speak of, but it has parted not only
friends but love.rs. Bad breath and ea
tarrh are inseperable. Dr. Sages's Ca
tarrh Remedy cures the worst cases,
as thousands can testify. 8500 reward
offered for an incurable case by World's
Dispensary Medical Association, Pro
BILL AUP TALI.
With His Friend Jake on Some Public
Matters.-The Alliance and the Sub
treaKury-Who wiM Pay the 1ig
FThe Atlanta Constitution.]
Uncle Jake is not a scholar, but is a
reader and a thinker. ie takes some
papers and borrows others. He is
getting ofl, and is quite amiable and
tolerant. His natural disposition is
not to criticise, but rather to apologize
for everything and everybody. When
there is conflict and excitement and
bitterness, he takes no side, but offers
excuses for both.
"There are two sides to this thing,"
says Le, "and folks ought to discuss it
more calmly." It always interests me
to draw him out on the perplexing
questions of the day, and hear him ex
press his "leanings."
"I havent mind enough," says he,
,to decide betwixt 'em, but it will all
work out right after a while. Our
Heavenly Father i. mighty good to
His creatures as long as good people are
in the majority. He would hr >saved
Sodom if Abraham could have found
ten good people there. I don't know
how big the town was-big as Atlanta,
I reckon, but it must have been an aw
ful place. God puts up with a heap
before He lets his wrath boil plum over.
He never sent the flood until the num
ber of good people was reduced down
to eight, and I reckon oae of them was
a pretty har.I case and was just saved
on account of his kinfolks. I beliLve
there is many a young man and young
girl, too, who will be saved on account
f their father and mother. Atlanta is
said to be a right wicked town, but I
reckon there are several hundred good
people there-pretty good people-and
I think she is safe. The towns are
worse than the country, for you see
the devil hasent got time to run round
from house to house and whisper his
devilmen, in their ears. He wants 'em
by the wholesale. He wont set his trap
to catch one bird. He has got sense,
he has. He -1ont waste his annuni
"Uncle Jake," said I, "what is.your
ini,. about this home for the vete
ans to t has raised such a commotion?"
'Well. now," said he, "since it has
orter quieted down I reckon a man
an talk a little without being miscon
trued. While they were all so mad on
both sidcs I never said nary word. It
wasent prudent. Tl'ere are two sides
o it and both of 'em are good sides.
here isent much diflerence betwixt
em really, but they dident know it.
EverybGdy is willing to do something
For the veterans, and the question is,
what is the best thing to do. If they
bad taken a little more time and sent
ut circulars, and Lad the magistrates
in every district to send in a report of
how many old soldiers in his beat had
no kinfolks thr.t he had rather stay
with, and who would probably go to
te home, then there would have been
omething substantial to depend onm.
There may be right smart of 'em in the
State-I don't know.
"I asked eir members about it and
~hey dident ':now of any in Bartow.
t's mighty hard for an old soldier to
reak up his associations and go off
ilone. A man has got to be mighty
nigh a vagabond to do it. I heard Sam
Jones say that the soldiers' homes up
north were perfectly scandalous. That
obody was in 'em but a lot of vaga
boud foreigners who come over here
witho:it families and pitched in to the
ght an:d they have gone to thbe homes
mnd draw their pensions and set around
ll day and drink beer and play cards,
and they are considered up there a per
e'ct nuisance. But our veterans are
act that kind. and if we can help thenm
we want to (do it. But I know some
mighyworthy ones who need help and
won't go to the 'homne,' eitber-they
love their homefolks too good for that.
Sm eth in g might be done for them.
There are two sides to t.his question,
and the boys oughtent to get mad.
They are all for the veterans, and the
w~idows, too, atd it don't make any
ifference what them papers up north
mty about it. Whatever we do won't
lose a friend or convert an enemy up
there. It makes, me sorter mad to hear
ur people say 'what will the north say
TIE ALLIANCE AND THE ST'BTREA
"Uncle Jake," said I, "what's your
inion about the alliance and the sub
treasury?" "Oh I don't knowv," said he,
"it will all work out right after a while.
There are two sides to it, ani whenever
there are t wo sides it gets up discussions,
ad we will have to wait until the
rgument is over. It is in a right
smart tangle yet, but the people will do
right when they have time to see wvhat
right is. The farnmers are raising a
powerful rumpus andl if they arc de
manding too much it's a goodl way to
et something. I remember when the
watch ward of our party was '$54.40 or
ight,' but we settled down to $30G.30
and dident fight either, for that was all
the territory we were entitled to.
"Folks have to nake a fuss some
imes, or they will be run over. You
knowv Bob Smith actually quithis crop
:mdl went to preaching all the week,
nd when his boss made a fuss about it,
ob said: 'We is jiest obleezed to go to
preach:u.' You white folks done got
li here world, and we niggers is a
tixin' to git de next one.' The farmers
have been paying tribute to protection
for seventy-five years, and they are
tired. They want their time t~o come.
They want a bounty in some shape.
Sugar has got one, and why not cotton
and corn and wheat and rice'' Five
dollars a bak >n cotton would help
porafnily, and that would be only
-41,000,( )O a year. That's nothing for.
government like this. Suppose we r ai<
$100,0000,(m) a year to the farmers ii
bounties, they would get the ione:
and their products be no higher. Th1
poor people would get therri as cheap a
ever. I can buy my sugar at 5 cent.
but the cugar planter gets 2 cents:
pound more. Tbis plan would stiniu
late farming and beat the subtreasurN
scheme. The manufacturers have hat
that much or more for fifty year;
through the protective tarift-why no
"But Uncle Jake," said I, "whert
will the government get the money t(
pay these bounties?" "Oh, I don'l
know," said he, "where there's a n il
there's a way. There's the income ta
that they could make as heavy as they
please, and they could put some niorE
on whisky-whisky will stand a sight,
It pays $180,000,000 now, and could jus
as easy pay $280,0O, 000."
"But suppose," said I, "the tempe
rance movement abolishes whisky
what then?" "Why, then," said Uncl
Jake, smiling, "we would have such
millennium we wouldent want any
bounties-we wouldent need any. 11
whisky was abolished it would save a
thousand millions a year to the country,
Without whisky we would all get rich.
Whisky runs poverty and poorhousez
and lunatic asylums and orphans
homes and jails and chaingangs and
prisons of all kinds. Whisky runs the
courts and the taxes and pretty much
the la wyers and doctors, to say nothing
of broken vows and broken hearts. We
could afford to swap every bounty.and
pension and protection to get rid of
whisky, but we won't talk about that
now, for it's not in sight. It's only a
hope, a dream. The devil will give up
everything before he will whisky."
A PERSONAL DEVIL.
"Uncle Jake," said I, "do you be
lieve in a real personal devil?" The old
man looked surpised. "Why not?" said
he, "why not? Don't the Bible tell
us about him and all hisofficers-Satan
and Beelzebub and Apolyon and Moloeb
and Belial and all those fellows? Why,
the old scoundrel came here first. He
had possession when Adam was created
and he began right straight to work on
ini, and lie's been a-workin' on his
posterity ever since. Don't I feel it?
Don't I know it? He's been working
on me all my life, and I have to fight
him every day. What makes me have
wicked thoughts-thoughts of passion,
revenge, envy, covetousness. When
that mean old rascal, Jim Wilkins,
was tore all to pieces by the c;clone,
what made me glad of it? Don't I
know that all such thoughts are unbe
coming to a gentleman? What makes
me love to hear Sam Jones scarify the
people, what makes a little child show
passions and selfishness before it can
talk? The Lord dident make us that
way, not at the start. He dideat. The
devil is at the bottom of every bad
thing, and we have juist got to fight
himi, that's all. If he whips the fight
here, then we become his subjects, sund
go straight to his kingdom, fire or no
lire. That's' what I believe. If I tell
my boy not to go in a-washing this
evening, he is perfectly free and able to
mind me or not mind me, and just so
the Lord has made me a free agent, to
do right or do wrong. Trhe good spirit
works on me and i.he devil works on
me, and I can take my choice-that's
what I believe.''
Sam Jones and Sam Small have got
together again, and they make a power
ful team. It doesent matter what some
folks or some papers say about them
they are shaking up the people. I don't
know what would become of us if it
were not for the preachers. I saw a
man shedding tears last night while
Sam Small was talking who hasent had
a tender though t or a pure one in years,
they say. May be he will come to
himself yet, and like the poor prodigal,
go back to his father's house. I hope
so. Everybody hopes so. Some folks
don't like the spasmodical, emotional
religion, but it is better than none. It
puts a man to thinking, and is a sign
that he is not clean gone. Our taber
nacle is an institution and a comfort.
It is crowded every day and every
night, and all its influence is for good.
H undreds go there that won't go to the
churches, and some of them are gath.
There are but two great highways in
this world and one of them leads to the
churches and the other to the jails.
Not that so many reach the prisons,
but you can see thejail away off at the
end of the avenue they are on. Their
tent is in that direction. And you can
see the spires of the churches away ofi
at the end of the other. The churches
are the freest houses on earth, and the
best. They have no secrets, and the
doors are wide open, and you pay what
you please, and everything that is done
or said there is for peace; nobody quar.
rels or fights. You can't say that much
of any political meeting or any secret
society or grand jury or alliance meet
ing. I never heard of a young man
being made worse by going to church.
There is a sad song that says "Where
Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?'' that
a poor mother was singing. Well, if I
was to step In and say "He's at church,
madame," wouldent she be happyt
Parents are not afraid of the church.
They may not bilong to it, nor go to it,
but I never sa-; one who tried to keep
his child away. Did you?
Well, no; I never did. I have read
about them, but I reckon it was a
romance. BILL ARP.
*A doctor's bill is seldom less than
five dollars, and this does n't include
the cost of filling prescriptions. One
dollar purchrses a bottle of Ayer's Sar.
saparilla, which, in nine cases out of
ten, is all the medical treatment need.
ed. Try it, and save your money for a
le Borrowed Money frorn Pat Calhoun. but
There Was no "Funny liusiness"
About it-The Whole Matter
To the public: A letter purptvting to
have been written to W. S. McAllister
in 3arch last giving points drawn out
in the investigation of C. W. Macune's
I connection with the Georgia senatorial
election has been published in the
Memphis Commercial and Nashville
American, accompauied by editorials,
and endeavoring to place me in a false
position before the publie. I therefore
ask space to reply, believing that the
public is always willing to give a fair
hearing to any one in or out of the
Farmers' Alliance. It wis never my
intention through the public press or
ut her public channels to discuss the in
vestigation of C. W. Macune or any
other matter that would be regarded
as a violation of secrecy of our national
body. Any member of the order in
good standing has a right to know what
took place in the national body, or in
the investigating committee room, but
the people in tue outside world have
no more right to know than they
have to inquire into the secrecy of the
trial of a brother in the Masonic lodge,
which is never made public. But since
a traitor to our cause has made public
by publishing (my private letter writ
ten to him,) some of the points brought
ont before the committee in that inves
tigation, and wilfully and knowingly
placed me in a false position and possi
bly in injury to the order in putting
one of our national officers in a false
light, I will, as far as my obligation
will allow under the circumstances, ex
plain to the public my position and
knowledge of the facts in the m.4tter.
W. S. McAllister attended our Na
tional Alliance meeting at Ocala, Fla.,
and was introduced to me as a gentle
man and member in good standing.
We became intimate friends, attended
the national legislative council at
Washington last February and came
home together. I invited him to ac
cept the hospitalities of my home,
which he did. Therefore I trusLed
him as a brother audgentleman whom
I felt thkit I could trust in private cor
respondence with any information I
might have in compliance with his
often repeated impunities for same. So
regarding him, I kept no copies of any
letter writ.en, and therefore do not
question the correctness of the letter
published, not remembering the lan
guage used by ne in that correspond
In the investigation at Ocala, Fla.,
Brother .1acune voluntarily filed a
statement showing that the losses on
the Economist to that date had been
$16,000; that Macune borrowed $'2,0O
fro-i Pat Calhoun-after the senatorial
fight was over-that Macune actively
supported Calhoun for the United
States senate after the caucus of Alli
an ce men in the legislature elected him
as their choice; that Macune bought a
residence in Washington at $8,000, pay
ing $1,000 cash and $100 per month
thereafter, and that Sledge and Macune
bought thbe majority stock in the South
ern Alliance Farmer, Sledge furnishing
all the money.
With these statements before us un
explained by any evidence satisfactory
to meet tha'. time, I felt that other evi
dence from Georgia and Washington
which want of time during the national
meeting prevented our getting-should
be had before we decided C. WV. Ma
cune guiltless of indiscretion or wrong
doing, and I drew up a report opposed
to the one agreed upon by the commit
tee. But after a thorough discussion
of the matter in the committee a large
majority disagreed with me, contend
ing that without all the facts and further
testimony, which we could not get then,
it would be wrong to condemn him,
and in a spirit of fairness to a man
whom I believe to be guilty of some
indiscretion or wrong doing-though I
did not have the positive proof-with
drew my minority report after every
other man on it had agreed with me
that it was best, but I determined dur
ing the intervals between the national
meetinlgs to make a complete investi
gation and bring the matter before the
next national body if I got facts to
convict Macuine. I have n]ade a rigid
and careful investigation since that
time by correspondence and personal
communication with men in Washing
ton, and Georgia, and since my corre
spondence with McAllister I have be
come convinced that Macune is not
guilty, and is a persecuted and a slan
dered man, and thus believing I .could
not honorably do less than say so. My
investigation made among Macune's
enemies and friends has developed the
facts, with proof unquestioned to my
Ten men owned thme Economist, and
the losses on it until it got to making
money above expenses were met by
the ten incorporators and not by Ma
That the company owning the paper
paid Macune a salary of $200 a month
as editor ini chief and manager, and
with this salary he was enabled to make
his monthly payments on his home as
thousands of other poor men in cities
do under the buildir.g and loan associa
That he was notified while in Geor
gia that the Economist was forced to
have $2.00P to meet pressing obliga
tions, anid that he borrowed it as
manager of the Economist Publishing
company and not for himself individ
ually, and that the money was paid
That the Southern Alliance Farmer
was about to go under, being in debt at
the time Sledge and Macune bought it
and that they purchased it at the re
quest of Alliancemen in Georgia t<
prevent the loss of the organ. Tha
Sledge furnished all the money. After
wards the paper was sold to Georgia fo:
the same price paid for it by Sledge
This information I got from L. F
Livingston, president of the Georgih
State Alliance. As to the senatoria
fight, the proof is positive that the Al
liance members of the legislature did
elect Pat Calhoun in caucus before Ma.
cune actively supported him for th(
reason that Calhoun had come oul
openly for the sub-treasury principle.
It is true that he was attorney for a rail
road system, but the proof also show,
that his opponent, Mr. Norwood wa
also a rail road attorney, and it is well
that Senator Gordon, th. other candi
date, resigned his seat several years agc
in the United States Senate to accept a
lucrative position as attorney or presi
dent for a rail road. These were the
three candidates, with Pat Calhoun
nearer our demands than either of the
Therefore, after a careful investiga
tiou of the whole matter, I am tho
roughly convinced that C. W. Macune
has done in these matters just what he
believed to be for the best interests of
the order. In the Georgia senatorial
fight he had the endorsement and ac
tive support of State President Living
Now as to Carmack and McAllister:
Before Macune came to Tennessee to
speak I met Carmack and told him that
I had strongly opposed Macune until
recent investigation had satisfied me
that I was wrong. I told him that I had
investigated the statements made by
Hall, of Missouri, about Macune having
gotten money on checks through a bank
in Georgia and in Washington, tending
to disprove statements made to the
committee by Macune, and that I found
that Hall had misrepresented the facts
whether wilfully or not, and Carmack
knev the exact reason given him in
detail as to my change for Macune he
wrote that editorial endeavoring to
place me in a false position. When in
Mississippi I took pains to explain to
W. S. McAllister just what my investi
gation had developed, and that I had
become couvinced of Macune's inno
J. H. McDoWELL.
A-- AmerIcan Girl In Mexico.
[From the Detroit Evening Sun.1
Baron Stra.:n' said the American wo
men were so popular in Mexico that
they interfered with the wheels ofjus
tice in that rep-ublic.
"The Americen women,"he said to a
reporter, "gi about Mexico as they
would in this country, while the Mexi
can women are caged up like birds.
The only way to make love to them is
to Ftand off some hundred yards and
"The pretty senorita sets in her open
window and you can only look at her.
There is one chance in a hundred of
getting an opportunity to speak to one
while she is in church, but that is the
"Last summer a New York merchant
and his beautiful daughter stopped for
a few days in the little town where I
was sojourning. The young lady was
one of the handsomest that I have ever
seen--light hair, eyes like bits of hea
ven's blue, classic form, and all that
"Well, you can imagine what a stir
she created among the young Mexicans,
who are held so far away from the
native women. The son of a wealthy
planter used to stand for hours opposite
the window of this American girl. One
day the father went to the City of
Mexico, leaving the daughter unatten
ded for a few hours. The young lady
walked to the hotel from the station
and was followed by the Mexican
admirer. 'WAs she was nearly home the
young fellow rushed up to her, and,
implanting a kiss upon her forehead,
ran away for dear life. When the
father came home there was a little
excitement. He had the young fellow
arrested and the next day he was
brought before the Judge, who gravely
asked what the charge was.
"'Assaulting a woman,' spoke up
the New Yorker.
" 'What did the prisoner do?'
'-'He ran up to my daughter on the
street and kissed her.'
" 'He kissed this lovely lady?' asked
the Judge, as he carefully scrutinized
the fair American.
"'WVelI, who wouldn't?' remarked
the Judge has he left the court room.
And, would you believe it, that was
all the satisfaction the New Yorker
could get in Mexico."
A Very Strange story, Indeed.
J ACKSONVILLE, Fla., September21.
Samuel WV. Thornton and Eva Jewell,
his wife's sister, of Brooklyn, N. Y.,
are in this city, alive and well. They
are the couple who, on the evening of
August 27 last, mysteriously dis
appeared from Coney Island.
The~y had been in bathing, and,
caught by the outgoing tide, were
swept to sea. Jlaoth of them are good
swimmrers, and they managed to keep
atioat until picked up by a sailiug
vessel bound to this port, the.y say. Be
that as it may, both man and woman
are here and in good health.
A message was at once sent to Thorn
ton's brother in Brooklyn, asking for
nioney to purchase clothing aad bring
them back home. The story is one of
the strangest ever heard of, and the
marvelous escape of the couple is the
sole topic of conversation here.
"Reliable" Hams are still in the lead.
Every day the demand for them in
creases. If you want a nice, mild,
sweet Ham, none can be found to equal
the "Reliable." Always on hand and
"TYCOON OF THE BAILIWICK."
A Reflection in Blank Verse on Headlines
Further than that You Must Read
to Ascertain the Contents.
"The Whang Doodle Mourns."
"Lecturer Pope, Keitt and Jeffries at
Bush River-Nothing New
Mr. Jeffries deals in
Head lines in Newber y H. & N. Sept. 17th,
Most Worthy, Grand and Potent Seig
Tycoon of the Bailiwick,
Autocrat of the diggins,
Moulder of opinion, and
Vice-grand of the inmost thoughts,
And mourneth, thou?
When thou can,st grasp, in thy mighty
palni, the inconstant winds, and com
pell them to cease their
And direct them in new cut channels,
cleft by thine own individual prow
ess, through the realms of space
And command them to blow
The everlast.ng daylight
Out of the briny
That perches on thy whang
And causeth thee to peril thy soul
And pawn thy reputation
At the Devil's junk-shop.
And paweth up sand
"In the even tenor of thy way."
Shoot the Doodle!
Or better yet, join
Him to the Alliance. Then cuss and
abuse him to death.
I'll bet you a curry-comb
His mournful mourn will cease
Preventing you from hearing
Although it be "seventy times seven"
That these same measures be sung in
thy ears; yet each time- thou hast
given heed too the Doodle that helps
wear out thy hats.
His moan bath drowned thy hearingI
and dwarfed thy better judgment;
But ah! poor Doodle!
Cussed to death.
And that, too, by
"Requiescat in pace,"
Or any other locality.
Now listen to the voice of reason, may
hap it will strike thee dumb,
Like Zachariab, for a season;
But, so soon as the new-born hope
Of thine old age sees light, thy tongue
Will be loosed.
- Call him
And quit taking your opinions
"ready made," "cut and dried."
Quit drinking Marah's waters,
They'll impair thy digestion,
Paralize thy nerves
And "crook the pregnant hinges
Of thy knees"-Where theft don't
Into the capacious vacuum of thy
Nary a shiner
A copper a nick.
The grand hoodlum is abroad;
The omnipresent ghoul is among us;
The boss cuttle fish is enwraping us
In the slimy grip of his
Double back action
He comieth from the city of Gotham,
From the street called Wall,
Bearing on his brow the brand of Cain
And anathematized into
He's fat as Falstaff;
Huge as Anack;
Strong as Samoson;
Thirsty as Tantalus
And empty at the leanest Devil of a
cow that troubled the dreams of
He roareth for green feed. Therefore
"lVox Pop)uli, 1'ox Dei"
In the multitude of douncil there's
Trwo heads are better than one.
Condemn not, what you do not under
The fact is mother to the law.
Itidulgence is granted to necessity.
A nation enslaved is a nation dishonored
And, finally, as a Coup de grace,
.The ri ht.
Death of Mrs. D. H. Chamberlain..
The announcement of the death of
Mrs. D. H. Chamberlain will recall to
many Columbians a notable figure of
the Republican regime from 1874 to
Mrs. Chamberlain came to South
Carolina from Massachusetts with her
brilliant h usband about the year 1873,
and lived in the low country in and
They moved to Columbia in 1874
when Mr. Chamberlain was elected
Attorney General and lived here con
tinuously until the downfall of the
Republican party In 1876.
Mrs. Chamberlain was a woman of
al'i.ost marvelous beauty, a type of the
perfect blonde. Her education was
finished in the highest degree, and to
this she added rare social accomplish
ments and womanly graces. The Cham
berlain family lived apart from the
absolute social coterie to which many
of the Republicans at the capital be
longed and passed lives without re
proach in a secluded and well nigh ex
They lived first at the Nicholson
House and lived subsequently in the
beautiful home now the property of
Mr. Lewis, but which is still pointed
out to strangers as the Chamberlain
A Beautiful Prose Voem.
At sunset the distant mountains are
lighted with a glory which no brush
can imitate, no appliance of science or
art can reproduce. Like the confused
and tossing waves of a storm lashed ses
stilled to sudden peace and petrifaction
stand the purple heaps, range after
range, the greater towering above he
less. The undulations of the farthest
are marked against a background of
softened light in which shades of won
derful purity and ineffable delicacy
blend and change, giving place to col
oring of gorgeous brilliance and variety.
In the valleys among the mountains
the purple deepens to black and the
sombre darkness there makes yet more
beautiful the brightness and radiance
above. Mist clouds nestling in the
ravines catch the reflection from above
and gleam white as driven snow or
tinged with red or gold or orange or
opal as if the Sun had sent a good night
kiss to these children of his as he sank
behind the billowly hillocks on the ho.
We may see these things from afar
and in silence absorb into our hearts
and memories their glory and beauty
and radiance. Yet those who live
among the distant hills, so silent and
beautiful and dreamlike to us, look be
yond for like beauties. Around and
near them they can see only the home
ly, familiar things of the earth and
daily work and ways.
The beauty and glory o our lives are
ever beyond us. Where the heights
seem greatest, where the summits are
crowned with splendor and touched
with celestial light, men climb to find
that the glory and beauty and peace
are not there but illuminate the yet
higher hills beyond. They are ever be
yond. At the last we lift our eyes nd
look higher than any peaks of earth,
for a glory such as mortal eyes may not
know, not of the sunset, not to vanish.
in the darkness-for light purer and
better than that which falls upon us,
for a peace sweeter and more beautiful
than comes to hearts in this world. We
fill our lives and lighten our death beds
with hopes and memories. We see
splendors beyond, before, above us; we
look back and find we have left there
beauty and light we did not know.
It is well for us that the heights be
yond shine ever gloriously and tempt
us to their peaks-that nowhere can
we feel that there is the highest and the,
best, the place for resting, for ceasing
from achievement and progress. It is
good for man to have ever a higher
hope, a greater purpose, an unsatisfied
longing for what is beyond. From
those things come the life and move
ment of the world. It is well, too, that
men may carry with them undying
memories, that years and distance lend
beauty and softness and tenderness to
the past and cause all the -bitterness
and roughness of it to fade away.
Yet it is in the present we live and
should find happiness and pleasure.
With most of us where we stand and
look beyond has been beyond for us
and is yet beyond for others. So some
eyes our hills are Leautiful in the glory~
of the sunset and the sunrise and make
the horizon where the earth touches
the skies. We do not understand or
feel or know that we are in a sea of ra
diant light and color. We do not re
member where we are was beautiful to
us once or remember it only bitterly
because we find hope's fruitions barren
and the fulfillment of ambitions disap
Therefore we fill our .lives with un
rest and keep our hearts hungry and
our souls disturbed. We refuse to enjoy
the fruits of our toil or to take pleasure
in the accomplishments of our desires
because we look beyond and see tha.t it
is higher and brighter there, and look
back, lingering on what we have left,
loving and longing for what we did not
value when it was our's. .
Only the present is within our keep
ing and control. Beyond we may never
reach; the distant hills may baffle as
they lure us; and the past is gone. In
the present there is power and life and
light and beauty if we will know and
use them and be true to our time. We
may and should look to the glory be
yond and hope and strive to reach it,
but we should not let hoping and striv
ing banish what pride we may justly
feel, what beauty there is upon the
hills we have climbed to, however
lowly they may be, however towering
the distant mountains robed in gold
and purple. In most of our lives there
is something of achievement, some
thing of advance, some work done and
good end gained, and these things
ought to be parts of the enjoyment of
those lives as they are parts of their
Ages, sages, and Wages. ~
If you have a wife and a half-a-dozen
daughters, you can keep them all well
by very simple means. Let them use
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription. It
is good for women for all ages. You
will not need to spend all your wages
for it. Those ancient sages, the M. D.'s
of a century since, did nothing but
dose and bleed their patients. We do
better to-day: We use Dr. Pieree's
Favorite Prescription is sinmply indis
pensable. The young girl needs its
strengthening help at that critical pe
riod when she is blossoming into
womanhood. The matron and mother
find in it invip'oration and relief from
the numerous ills which beset their ex
istence. And ladies well advanced in
years universally acknowledge the re
vivifying and restorative effects of this
favorite and standard remedy.
Just received a firish lot of Glenn
Springs, Harris' Mineral, Buffalo
Lithia, and Bromine-and Arsenic Wa
ters a: Robinsonn & Gilder's Drug Store