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tiTABLISH ED 1865. NEWBERRY, S. C., FRIDAY, SEPT (:MiER 8, 187. TvW AC WR1 1
Echoes of the Election,
IbETAIlIA OF1 TIlM' 'RtIM1AI(V 'riTA-r
JIUMED EVANS AND 1IICI1Y.
O~~ui ~ Five'IImaa
Evel lo tirlt)
%t(v tte 11,441, It Ap1111.11r' tOn
;1 inmithling; Over Tent 'Thou
,tei-Ev .aum W1ilitI.i 1t W el
lia Courige Up--Irihy (Ir4w
Wrathfut Over hliDerv.at.
mild Ut terVa Tlireat
Columbia, Septembor 1.-Tho ups
and downs of politics in Sojith Caro
lina are most surprising. Perhaps
mnany would tell you now that, they
prophosiod that McLaurin's majo.-ity
on the first ballot would be over
10,000. They might toll you so
now, but. they did not wager to tha.
expression, and they woro few and
far between. Thoro w0r hundreds
who would have told you wooks and
weeks ago that McLaurin was going
in on tho first ballot, even so poor a,
prognosticator as the Bu rem au said
that. There wiro many who pladed
the figures at 5,00) -ugjity. and
thou ht 1!|dA nt1itr venturesome,
-t f h result has boon estoindii.
It has - been a rovelation. It hias
proven throo things most emphat
. ibally; the peoplo and not the conn
ty Court Houso politicians elect the
officors; the peoplo are looking to
men of merit, regardless of factional
lines moro and ioro every day, anl
mon hereafter will have to run on
their morits and not bocanso ivhey
, are Truo Blue Reformers. To ap
peal for an election becauso of one's
politics is a dead losa of tin- n1lid
opportunity. Everybody now roll
lizos that, andt4 nol shohoul loso sight
TilF BOTTON lROPPED MT.
The lightness of the voto and tih
unexpected majorities for Mr. Mc.
Laurin airo the features of the re
suilts of this primary. In fact, thoro
is no Coro to this tpple. Tho "fal
down" of Col. Irby and Mr. Evans
is something astounding to thom and
- The vote yestorday was the small
est ovor cast in such ani interosting
contest, and it will hardly run up to
the 55,000 mark from the reports
now comingi in.
Til]' LATEs' 1tEITINS.
The completo roturns from a 1ia
. jority of the count.ivs havo boon re
coived by The News and Courier.
Tho roturns show no change in t.h1
tido for McLaurin. \ViCh the not.Os
attached to the accompanyiig fiable,
it will bo thorou<.hly understood. It
.... -' McLauri, Iavanis. Irbhy.
A.heville........(171 402 215
Aikon........... 551 829) 21)
Anaderson........1,106 02:3 2418
B3amhers.........(00) 100 50
Unenwell.........800 200 51)
IRoan fort,........ 138 101) 23
Ilorkeley........1912 65 10)
Ch arl eston. .. .1,280 102 23
Chiester.. ........575 200 75
Cherokee .. ......:189 200 29
Chesterflel... 259 102 ')2
- Clarendon ... 952 591 34
('olleton..........400 500 50
D)orch ester.... 85 120 -1
DarlIngton,.... 79-1 1(13 301
F,dgeflold . .... 483 243: 2.1
FairOded .I.(.. .40 237 51)
Florence .... .91 122 25
Georgetown.. 25l 25 It)
Greenwooti.. 14 1,1-I7 1 18
G reenville .... (i'6 43:1 2111
1Hampton. .... 9-1 12 7
HTorry......,85) 87 1)2
Kershaw...... 5 2-14 41
Lancatsteri..... 73 22-I 24
Laarens...... 808 '74 1.153
Lex in gton ...... 5 2010 dl
Marion..... I,577 280) -Il
N\ arlbhoro...... 98 1619 113
-Oconee....... 5 ' 221 2
Or'angebuarg ... ",53 (08 18
Pickens...... 64 1961 157
Rich 1lng........1,117 272 61
Saluday............-i'13 2:3( 21
Spa.iAnburg. . .. 1,31(0 -118 I ,4Iil
' U, i' a........... 5(10 400. * 2n)
* York......... ... 1,194 33:9 21
28,658 10,21: 5,111i
M AJOI'ITI 108.
Ahhevillo........ ........52 ..
Aiken............. . 293:
Anderson ...............235 ....
Barn~iwell....... ..... ..
Chester ... ...........20
C herok. .................()
Danl ing ton..................11
100d 110l ............ .........1 1
O reenvwood ...........
IIorr . ... .
...rion . -182
O ne . .. .. . . . . 1
P k n . .... .. . . . . ) o . .
SaldI a. .. .... .........
Sp rtan111 - ........... .
S N ....... ......... IJ .
nio)nve...... ............231 .
Rcltid .ote.re.orted :1;fai0 ....
Saluda ... .......ty . ...
Spar allOIt(l."' . . . rtaiiUrg-4 ma17
11 ~2 ...... ..
Y ork .................... 83 1 ....
Total voto roportod mo far is 4,
032. MAc Ut an rini's majority 13,282.
Dorchevstor---fl out, of 14 procincts
roported. Spa rhanbu rg-4 small
boxos of about 90 votes not reported.
Aikon--4 boxes, which v, ill not affect
result, to omo. Suintor-7 unim
pora)ait boxes untroportod. Choro
ko-l10 of 15 precincts; county cor
t/i for McLinurin. Borkoloy--10
C 17 boxes; McLiaurin will carry
county by 2 to 1 over all- Darling
ton - 12 of 1-1 prrcincts. Orange
bui rg--2 olit of 54 Clubs reported.
Itichl-iad--orrol's and Garner's
11ISS .g. Groonwood--.1 box, miss.
ing, small. Horry- -Two ptcincts
will slightly increaso MeLanrin's
vote. hlampton- -AMcLauirin wvill
carry Iho other Ioxes;. his majority
Mill be about 300; 10 out of 23 boxes
reported. Edgofild-- --17 out of 20
hoxes; half voto polled; others will
probabthly increaso MuLaiurin's voto.
lFairliel( - all except 3, and theso
will be divided between McLaurin.
and Evans; county polled less than
one-half its strougth. Korshaw
McLiaurin will probably get a ma
jority in this county; "15 precincts
reported. U'hestorlield--8 of 18
boxes; MoLanrin will probably carry
county by 100 to 200; no tickets
wore distributed in county, and Irby
(,iceots woro writteii, others privately
printed. Saluda ---County for Irby
overwhIAliilgly; allbont ono-half vote
ca.st; 7 precincts to como. Oconeo
-7 precincts to hear will swell Mc
Laumrins majority. Will iltislburg -
11 of 20 boxes reported. Groonville
_ -5 boxos short., which may go for
Mc-Lauirlil)n, Bam1berg, Barnwell,
Chester, 1 Coletonl, Gleorgolown, Lox
ington ai( Union are estimated for
lack of olicial figuros tonight. With
lthe precincts to report, the total vot(
ought to run1 op to 50,00() or a little
In the SttO Senatorial raco in
(Clarendon tho r(esult was: Lososone
(22, and t he Woods 398.
THI x T DIsTinICT.
The Nowvs and Courier has made
every possibile effort to get the v'oto
in the Congressionaul race ini the 6lthl
comnpl(ote return.. from e'very county
(except W\i ilfl)o liasg wichl is hard
to ota, and( thle speca correspond
('ut tonight wired what wvas avail
able14. 'l'hoe returni~s inadicato (1 t. the
s(eond prih utry will be betwooen
Johnson01 antd Nortoni, ailt.houigh the
vole inl Wtill iamsbu rg may get Eller
bo111 inhe seconid priinary. The v'oto
C'laremnlon......278 81 2
Darttlinigt,.om.., 71 $ 2(
I [ory . ......... :2100
Plorenc........... 217 211
Mar,~lboro. ........) 2t157-4
'I'I-t - . - 1.08 200'
Wailimbr......1 78 69 10
Clarlln........ IS II
WarlIi;ntn...... 2 2
'I'okuI............ 258 215 22:1
Note's onl ablove table:
lat F"lori~~e Coiuty, Pee-Dooe, and1(
Jame(s Crossroads1i15 pre~ci ncts are mi iss
TwoV( p)rociniets m tissing for D)arling
lon will not) (lT4ict result, untless it
r(edu1c4s .Johnmson's itmjority. lie
catrried 1.ho4 ('oinut ly by a iiaamjority of
l lorry -''wo precincts not in will
nuot change, excep t to increaso lie
(ot of \l c ,anr Ii and Nor ton.
Williamsburg--- Six, out of . nino
precinlcts hoaird from. l?esult will
not bo chtanged. Withl the (light
smalll preci ncts to hoatr from Ellerbo
will havte htard( work to got 200) imore
votes to get, in the second1 primtary.
it is betweon Johnson and Norton, if
the reports provo correct.
111 MAY FOOL HIMSELF.
John Gary Evans was in the cily
today. Ie wont honmo on the mid
day train. Io expected, porlls,
to take charge of his second in imary
fron hero should one havo boon nee
ossary, but it iva not. When asked
what ho thought about the result he
"I enterred this raco roluctantly,
after .>oing assured by my frienl
that the chancos of winning woro re
mote, but I decided to do so after
hoaring Mr. McLaurin's spnch at
Sumtor and upon the dolianco of my
onomies to mako a fight, not on any
factional or sectional lines, but. upon
the platform of tho Democratic partyN,
and to fight for those principles,
Which have alW1ays boon dear to 0 ory
South Carolinian, and upon which
alono rests our prosperity. I have
boon much gratiflied by the manner
in which my speeches have boon re
coivod througout the Stl'o, and I
havo received the commendation (l
many of iny bitterest political ene
Thio great majority of tho peopll
of South Carolina bolievo in the
principles novocated by me, and arc
opposed to the attitudo of both Till
man and McLaurin in the United
States Senate. Under the bash of thc
Consorvativo press their followert
havo voted without regard to princi
ples, being actuated moro by a do
siro, as they tormed it, to destroy
factionalism in our local politics.
An inspectiu of the voto shlows thai
not 25 per cont. of the farinrs of th<
State have voted, and not ialf of the
Domocratic voto of the Stato. The
causo of this was the disgust on the
part of the Roformors with tebo pro
ont Stato Administration, and ib
deals and dickeritigs ith mon whc
have always been their enmies. Ad
ded to this was Sonator Tillman's ad
vocacy of MCLaurin's tariff' views
and his assertion that McLaurin waF
'with him,' and the defeat of the onC.
meant the defeat of the other. Nat
urally our friends woro at son, anl
they remained at homo, refusing t<
voto against their honest convictions
iut at thle same time fearing that i
injury might be dono Senator Till
man11, who 111 posed ats a Reform
loader, but has never led whon a eri
sis was on hand. I had expected at
honest and honorable fight, but. I re
grot to say that such was not th(
case. During tie last four days o
tile campaign slanderous circulari
were issued to poisor the minds5 o
the people, without giving us achane
to reply. T1hme sickness of 1my3 chio
opplonent, whilie hIe lay inl bed wvrit
ing manifestoes and1( endorsing cir
eulars containing personal aittne~ki
on me-bnt more of this hlereafter
"I have no regrets to mak~e fo.
the camp~aignl anId no aplologies t<
off'or. T shall continue tihe figh
along tile samoe lines, and shiall no
sulk, but take my defeat philisophi
cally, as5 I hatve an abidling falithl than
time people of the State wvill yet sei
time injus1tico which has boonl doin
tile Democratic plarty by endorsing
manl who hans repudliated thme unlder
lying prilncipies of the party ptlat
wIIAT! M'LAGR'IN's FIRIENDs8 SAY.
Col. W. A. Neal andl tihe Hion. C
IL. lonese, wh'io hatve bo0on iln charg<~
of the McLaulrin headquarters, is
sued tile followving statement today
'"Wo are justly proud of oumr victory
and( tifhnk onur friends all over ti
State for their support. Iadeed,i
was a great victory, and the peop)
are to be congratulated. Our claintu
Wwo niot. idle b)oasts, neither time uls
unl1 'cl aim- allP of campamgners, ihn
mtation from goodI mnen. We thmai
every man wvho voted1 for McLaurii
and feel no ill-will to those wh'io dlir
not. If any hitterness has booen en
gond(ered in this campaignA we hope
will all beo obliterated, and that wi
may all join hanirda to work for lth'
good of thme State."
IRRfY THRIEATSNs TI LLMAN.
A special dlispatcht froml Lauroni
says: In a short talk wvith Col. Jr
,by this even ing he was asked, "Wha
have you to any about estm.rda'
primary r" To which ho answorod:
"I have nothinlg to say excopt that
Tlmnpretvinding to huo 'hands0-oll,'.
hls invalkilgly Como i)to the 4atte
and kiifed io to the fat. I made
TiilbnIan what he is today. - I never
askod his Support, anid did not expet
it.. I gave, him credit. for bving
trithfuil whle ho said ho was 'hands
o1f.' When ho attacked m1o in his
intvrviews T (nlled him down by tel
ograms. in his answers ho lied like
a dog, but I was stcpped. I made
this light, to protect, the poor people
of the Stato against the ravages of
the Nortii. 1. vxpected Tillma
would( help1, bocanlso tho poor peoplo
in tho Stato malo us what, wo are.
As to McLaurin, I have nothiig to
say. As to Tilhnan, I put him upon
nlol.ico that when Wo moet. hIe may
expect trouble. All I ask is that Ie
givo the rattlosnako's notice before
ho attacks. Further than this I
havo nothing to say."
EFErIr ON CONU R:sSMI sN.
Thore is already much talk about
tho offect of the result of this elec
tion on Congressional contests that
aro soon to come off. The general
impression is that it will do no good
to the candidacy of Conigressimen
Strait., Lat,imor and Stokes, who
scom to be put, down as having re
coivod the hardest, raps on account
of tho tidal wavo for McLauriin. The
talk oven goes so far as to sutrgres
who will got their plaevs in the now
era inl politics."
In One Day.
RECcUECD nYv (MIRI.S.
A lla hhi I lmochem tof lhIiivrp Ailed
by VmIn g I)I4.11 R li-trtIIg Itl-41
tighwiymon appear to e coifinl
ing their operitions to tit dowl
townt district of lato. They raided a
jewelry store onl Nicolloi. avenu Satn -
urday iioon, and111 Sunday Iiight two
of thoi attiekod a young man at.
5th street. anild 13d avenuo. They
(oubltloss would have succeeded in
rel ievingr him of his valuables had it
not beeni for a group of fearless
young women, returning fromn church,
wvho rushed( to his rescue and1(
frightened his assailants aweay.
The3( victim of thle assault wals prIo
coedting along 5th street abiout )
o'clock, the yolig wvomen following
some distance ini t1e ronr As lhe
stopp1ed into thie shadow of the
Court H-ouse, at 3dt avenne, two fel
lows sprang out from a recess of
the bil ding andit instructeid lim1 to
hrow up ij ht-C ands. At tIhe saime
timei one of thoem clape h110( is handiits
over his mnouthI to pronvenit him l from
crying tt, and the3( other p)roceedbed
to goi ihrouigh h3is pockts.
Thle single ex clamalt ion1 whiebh es
caped tho young iman before be.ing
gagged ii atrated thle at tentio of111
lie y'ounig woeniI. and3( with aii shrill
chorus oif seamns they rushed to the
rescue. Th'ley lid violent hlands onl
the robbeilrs and)4 conlt inued)( to call so
loudy for 13elp1 that. ft highiwaymon.
conc)luhiding that. dIiscretioni 'was thet
hetifr 131rtf of valor03, releaised themirI
hold( oni thle intended victim, and
slaing il t hemeslelves loose from (13e
nl' e t womonI, made1 ~ I pipljitaito dis
'The girls thlen gat hered arouind
the younI g nonu, w'ho hadt 1been rathler
ron igly ivfrientte, and3( otftred to ronii
(der hlliiin la ny more ams ist 1anco nOc'S
waifth mnany thank1.s wen lit hadv re-)
covered i s breth l sofien 1tly ft
Although his wailth hadi been
jerked froml his ptolket thet chin
held fast, and high waymnen had nc
timne to get his muoneCy.
TJhalt, Is why ltsod's Su'~araarilI, thle
great, blood puifiler, cuires nie'ouisness
McLaurif's Great Victory
T11'111 'IUF . OF 'HE E.:11110CItCATIC
Abot Otie-1tiiif tito 'ret'itetm lit ho Statio
llirdl From hatet, oo Dloitht mmx tos Iihlt Ito
ui4 t -TIo LI3ild I)ttvkm Not Itt'mtoed
to iUre-Me1l.ttrti w'ill iiI ve fati
Oppboritatity to Show Wihat 11i4
ill d te r otl It C atotin
iilit Ow 11u111ted .4i1tem
8titto foril th Next
[News and Courior.]
Columbia, S. C., August. 31.
"Htark from tho tomb I. ,1loffu
sound." Ilow very apt. the expres
Sion is jiust. now. How very difforlent
the souid will bo tomorrow to what
it, wats at Suner a short. tiimo ago.
4vanls will now say tho Muliscovy
drako is dead anid Col. Irby will say
that his colt has been lixed. What. a
pity. It, sooms to bo a veritablo land
slido for Sonator McLaurin. Gov.
Evans and Col. Irbyf are runniigi
neck and iteck for tail enders, and it
may yet ho that Col. Irby will heat
the former leader of Tiruv , li 6e.
formers. Thon thoro will b i great
sirpriso, bit on1e which was not
ovvry wher uiex poeted. Weeks and
WOVks ago the Bureau wasi asked for
its opinlioil as to the result, and
placed Mr. Mc-Laturin's majority all
3,000. Col. Noal thonght, 8,000
nourr correct, but inl this dlay i and
time 3,000 is safor, and that, is a good
figuro to pin tU) untfil the rosult is dv
Cla red. (nUerally it, is sfI no0t to
)ro)lh(.Sy too much lmitil thi rira
distriets haive boon heard from, bit
whon Lancastor pilom up il tot, 00
majority for McLaurin ; when Col.
Larry ('anti, who is Said to havo the
voto of Spartanburg in his vest pock
et, goes anld loses his vest - wheti
Laurens is so closo as to bo interest
ing; wilen 1larmwoll gets ip at the
hiad of tlie McLaurin colhinn, and
wivln ChIarl-oston gives Mllaurinl
twolve votes to onle of the aggre
gated opposition, it is abuit tinio for
the ghost dallco. Plerhas thlre are
ghost, dances now ill progress.
Ile voto todIay is i perfect story
inl politics, ntd will, no donut, ma1k'o
innay a rash and pluinging politivilai
think hefore he antagoniizes the vote
that, sianls out, so Colispielouisly in
tho oletion of Seniator fcLairin.
Thev town vote, the conttry vote, Imid
the voto all along the line was light,
very light, perhaps aboit G,5,0(0, and
in the seconld primary the past .vear
it ranl tp to 83,000. Th vounltry
did not, as of yoe, eoim to the
rose of Glovernor IEvanis, nior wats
the st rrengthI of Col. Irby intenist.
At the hour t Ihis is written 3(1,.152
votes are recordlet, andi~ of t hose the
dlivIison is as5 follows: Mlchauini
20,578, Evans 0,415, I rhy 3, 2%0.
Th~lis dioes niot look muiich like what
.Evtans and1( 1Trhy said, thant M%cLauorini
wvas a h)eatetn mani, and1( that the race
wvas hotwooni themt.
Thhe Congre'ssionial votoe ind(icates
thaI there will haive hlto ho a scond(
primanry. Solicitor .Johnisont will be
in the secondt race0, b)ut it is not1 quiito
cortlaini, from reports, whether hte will
malke the rauce aiginst Comp~ itrol ler
Genetrail Nortoni or MrI . ,1. 1'. Il leorhe.
Mr. 1). iE. Hyvdrick has heenr
elected to the H ouse from Spartan.i
hur g a fter a shalrp) co ntetst. Coh.
iRobert Aldrich wvill he int the( hials
of the State's Seniater.
So fatr as reportedl t here wist lit
t.rouble whatever adttany poit. in Ithi
S(ate. There''i wats very littlet initerest
taken ini the result, tonighit. It. was
not. long atfter retuns starited com
inig in thtt Iho imtprtessiont wast that
andej1t io the iteet sooni li agti ged.~u
Ablout I I o'clock C ol. .Nt'ul telo
graph led the fr-itendos of (1 n. Me
L aurin, who ingnjired'i, IhIat. Mr. Me
Laui wasi eIStlecltd 1by several lihots
Big Drop in Prices,
$30, $40, $50 and $75,
Now is the time tc
1. tl. Aeent.
TItl.M A.N ANSWEINC liil,
11e 11h(DrIen 1 len1ove Thait Ito Wan "Clieintet
In' a(lover n.el,r
[N-,w York Sun.]
Troy, N. Y., August, 29.-Soniator
injamnin it. 'Tilnim enino to Troy
tonight. 'l'omorrow aftormoon, at tho
fair grolils, lie will 111ko a Spooch
undor the auspieos of the Patrons of
America id the Bitntallio Longuo
of Troy fi( Albutiv. When t.ho
Sonth CIIarolinialn walkotI into the
Troy Ilouso Io wa) tirod nin, but
a fhivh of firo appeared in Id right
(1yo when asked whicther hto had road
Th'll Sunl's story about. whatt It"-8Son
ator Irby had Haitll it a recent st.im>
Spmolch inl Manining, S. C. In that
Spifech Trhy (1velare-d that, Tilbnlanl
had been mado (lovernor by a falHi
licitionl of the preliiniIIII-y voto.
"Well,'" said tlie Senator, 11 h1e
dropped into the iart, sont, "Its
far as I know there wias nlo cholltilg.
The procmIlings of the (Convoition,
as far as mny kinowledge goes, wer1e
vitirely regnhar. \\'hIy, irby ald I
hk.ave O ial ho t t iuLt ait.hir timlio
and tiit, aigainl. 'Ilho ebairmanti of
the Conveition was fri'idly to my
interests. lie itfillnenced t1 chan111go
ill votes finl tho sonolid halb>t, which
carried. the( iloiiniitionl by N.m voto.
If 1 h1ere NIs It.y fniid, I don't know
Inlythinl,g al)olit it. I vas Im thee.
I do ot . helive Ihat I wa"I-; 'cheited in.
r i s-h\_ a Zt li 1 politi an1111d likes to
at. (1) von IliiIk of Ili o itetic's
boing pursuedl by h1rby't
"Woll I sullpp()s tim;f%v ar 4o0si<
t'r(d good4( poljit ir;. As I said befrine,
Irhy is a very shrwd nin."
"W ha.t show tlws ho snl of get.
ting the Suitria en<lorseint?t'"
Wats alit .
"Oh, as for tlit," replied the Sn
Iltor drylyv, "why, ray,I don'Ilt oaro
to oxpross fimy\ opinlion. IrIby is
sharp, vvry shIirP."
"uit do you thilik he will carry
ille priniary next Tuesday . '
Tlhe 84t11trtm l4okd l!p a the big
clock ticking" Iwynnvhiwal
hnIIIimed Ial mn.o t wo of dhe "Pil Cup
itan'' marIIch, anid 11hvn said:
"0, 1 don't knowv. , inst. watch the1
prinliry. Th'll num who( caLptures4 it
will ) to 1o Vnith-d States Senate.
Thw I iitnr is boun, l to carry
mit tho vill ohf jtylv thlis ex
(it) voll re to say about
II ':y' ii niirnent t hat lie 'haltched41
"vii't's all n vtalk,"i iws 1erelth
Sea tor.elM(I so ehat cntmin,fonsy
"tI tahe. 0 Ui'(leed." 011 (ol
giv8 yu tlm nomiaton o sioiiiitior
"I ri' se(e. Why,)i t )hat 1Marchit allai
wasn'tit ailC<mvention;4 IIstit.a Jneol
At ihoIli I imilI . ut her a)oefdonh
hlhy's elaion o me1) oitically'
81 Iby has alway beenr avi ina 1 poli'rr
icia . I t ikT nd tat h fr
hhos nsl when he saysI lio inad14 fLi,'
saidii theO Senator, w ith a's1 tmerrin
' Ti( 1014.4 I 'i Pliii itk i Ig tlisly: An
1(1(l (4oris 1ll hal"th b lanieof'n 11h4 faml)Vi;
havin >4 one1 on44 a w kviit. 1ieLtoI r Ind
andI rlla tiv el near ll'Ioniiri Now1
wht'i they arle amou tII enoin th fr1es Ia
ehuhi et 1114 brough(I t'' he ~ wright. easy
the Nort po411ilV ifatd ine a i geased1i h)
caut(4l o li to e u inl4 Ihf toring an(51
w11ah his~(4 1face and ihen goi to t,hf gh.
have to "grin and endure" anything; he
might have to enduro some things, but
he certainly wouldn't grin. However,
we all have mouths-let the dentists be
thank .-and cooking must go on,
though the undersigned can testify
with the greatest candor that there's
not a speck of fun in it from the ground
up, until it reaches your mouth, and
not much then if It happens to be hot
fat that you are tinkering with. Why,
its worso than a kicking mule, for It l
continually jumping loose from ItPeqf
and coming from every point of the
compass at the name time. It strikes
you in a dozen ditferent, places before
you have had tie to realize that your
feelings are in danger of being hurt
and to lot loose everything and 11: for
refuge under the table or behind the
kitchen door. Then ther Is an almost
useless aino'nt of sweeping and bed
umkjjin),g and dishos to wash and stove
wood to cut and, well, in fact it all
seems to be a great waste of energy
and the blea strikes us that while R,%
ans and hieLaurin and [rby and Dun
canl, etc., otc., are prancing about over
the State yelling and screaming In the
cars of the people the different phases
of political economy It would be a good
plan for the undersigned toclimb up on
a higher plane and talk about encono
mizing on energy. This week's exper.
len'e, coupled on to what we already
had stored away, convinces us that
ihout one half of mankind's labor is
wasted and there is but one way to
remedy it, mind that is, as the nigger
says, to "make everything out agoin'
aml aeomin'." Did you ever think of
the fact that when you splilt off kind
ling wood with your hatchet half your
labor is wasted in lifting the hatchet
ip. because the lown strokes are the
only ones which count. its the same
way with cutting cord wood and every
ot,h14 kind of wood. Now, we saw that
in a little book and its so. If we had a
contract to cut cord wood we would
have an axe made with two blades, one
to cut op and one to cut down. Then
whein we got. 1into the WoOds we would
have a scafild built about seven or
eight feet high to stand just behind us
with a log laid upon it. Then as we
lift the axo in the air it would not be in
vain but would inlik Into the log on the
scalfold and bring out a big chip and as
she came shimmering down she would
cleave into the log on the ground. Its
pretty much t.he same with sweeping
t.he floor. Why don't Tom Edison or
some one invent a broom with rollers
to it and a spring like a clock so as to
be wound tip-a self winding apparatus
would be a handy attacthment-and
when set, in motion would never stop
until the homse had beon swept over (not
oilf its foundation, undorstand.) As this
'is an age of econonmizing lets talk some
Imlore aboult econloimly. Paper is choapcar
ihanl it was so ile tiline I,.-), bee, mr.
Typo? As our pencli has beern ecOP
ing along on these words the fact seems
to he very plail that our way of writ
inig is mighty extravagant. Why, Ov
ery timlie the uditersigned 111ilnhes a
w%oId he )utj follows the long establish
ed hut silly habit of liIft ig huis penell
up and carryIng It a cert,aiti d h,tance
hb'fore lett.ing downa agalin to start
anmotheri word, and when he gets to the
1ind of a lIine hie must e"m'ry hiis peneWll
phuin bacmmk to thme otber end w here hat
staLrt,ed . It is sim)p1ly oumtradgeoums, as all
i'i onomnists will siooner or later have to
admIIit, especially polit,ical economIsts,
if they ar'e ever compo1)llCed by law to
pub)1lish their views on ten dollar green
backs. We would have the words all
joz id together and all unnecesxar'y let.
ters like hi in hour11 and g In gnat cut,
ouit, etc. Tail k about the Amerieani
peole being pr'osper'ous and all that
kind of thing, hut if they had t,he value
ini money of all the labor that they hmave
wasted by throwing their energy at,ev
i.ry leaf that fioats in the wind wIthout
ai str'ing tied to it with which to p)ull It
back to themi whether they hit thme leaf
or not they would have enough money
to purcha'lose McKinley's principal, In
t.orist anod all, with the negro po)stmn
ers thr owna in for' good measure. Lets
econoimmizei on our energy.
Since writing tihe above we have
p,itcheid our tent in the picturcHs(ue lit
tIe town of Clinton, Laurens cou)nt,y.
We~ enmie up last Sunday by rail as well
-as by somne beaut,ifunl fIelds of cott,on. Ini
to et, soime of it was opening rIgh t along.
W \e stoppled wi1t1 Mr. T1. II. Crom(er.
. Duin 'izg the aft ernioon we heardl that the
( ,N. & I . t.rain as it wvent tup hail kill
in ed a negro boy about in years old
r i nhut a miiile above thiis p)1aco. Mri.
( (rine(r ailid the undlersigned wvent ump
to set him i. I fe was not run over hult
wax knoedi from the track by the
i cowi'at'her,' le was terribly knocked
up. IDeathi mu st have beeni inst-antan
ons. It is saId t hat hec was running
1 h:,''k andl fi)i' h iacross the track to see
M how mnmiy tripis he could make before
t] h e t rini got, too necar to isk aniother.
lThe conduc1iitor1 had himi remifoved to a
ne ro hos eab n left to await
s The (Clinton Orphanage i.3 a gi'and
t. inmsti tutioni. Th e gr'oundii and buildings
i'an not lh sur paimssed. Certainly there
is not.hin g to indiier Its patrons from
beliing happy if at t and nature combln
-ed are i'equisites to happiness. Proba
libly we ill have imoire to say about this
iisti tution ini our next, letter.
YI ouris a fter supper,
. C,inton, S. ., Au. 25, 1*7.