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Tli? ?rangelb'ojcg Democrat.
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A DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL DEVOTED TO THE BEST INTERESTS OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY.
"Vol. I?
iSTo. 6.
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PAUL'S BEBT.
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HOW THE DEUX WAS PAID.
Saturday; Evening rost.
"Oh Paul, Paul, how could you !"
and the speaker, a pale delicate look
ing girl, wrung her hands, while the
tears ran down her cheeks. Paul
Crossland, a handsome and rather
dissipated looking youth of two or
three and twenty, 1 with Hold - black
eyes and curling dark hair, looked a
little ashamed anfl'nol'ii Tittledefiant.
"Who was to know that .he'd be
home," he exclaimed, "and that
things would bo looked into as limy
are being looked into now I I tell
you, Milly, after the old man's buried
I shan't be safe frrom discovery for
one more day ; something must be
done; but what? 1 don't sec that
there's anything left for me do but
to hook it and then wat's to become
of you ?"
What indeed ! Paul's salary was
all the two had to depend upon, for
the few pupils Milly was able to pro
cure were but a precarious provision
for her own personal expenses.
When Paul had written bis employ
er's name, securing an advantage to
himself by doing so, I can not say to
what he had trusted most to preserve
his sin from being found out; whether
to the usual laxity of discipline in the
office, or the failing health and con
sequent absenteeism of Mr. Newton.
It is certain that for a while he had
been successful in maintaining his
secret. Still, Mr. Newton had suspi
cions that all was not going on as it
should in the oflicc, and wrote urgent
ly to his son in India beseeching his
return. The result of this "letter of
entreaty was the return to England
of Roland Newton, for the superin
tendence of his father's affairs. The
rumor was that Roland Newton was
in truth a very nabob, and that in
the event of his lather dying, the
business would be wound up. Al
rcady, so shortly after his return,
things were more strictly looked into
>^--<,ban they bad boon, fiefore../or many
years.
It was the dread and the probabili
ty of discovery that caused Paul
Crossland to make his confession to
his sister ; but for that he might have
kept her in ignorance while he sank
deeper in the mire. Milly's shame
and distress were vcr3' great.
"That yon should have done this,
Paul! yon, a Crossland. Oh, Paul!"
cried the poor girl, "it is dreadful ;
I can hardly believe it of you?that
you should commit forgery to gel
money to gamble 1"
"Oh don't talk such nonsense, Mil
ly, but, like a sensible girl, think of
sonic way of raising the money. On
ly ici nie once get clear of this debt
:und I will never touch a card again."
Milly's lovely face grew brighter
through her tear--.
"Is that a promise, Paul?" she
asked. "Will you give mo your
word of honor that if I help you to
get quit of this incumbus you will
never permit your: elf to be tempted
into any kind of gambling again?"
Paul thought the must suddenly
have conceived some means of help
ing him, and the relief was so great
to bis mind that he readily gave the
required promise, sealing it with a
kiss. But Milly's only idea was to
get that promise; she had not the ic
molest idea'how the debt was to be
paid. . 4
When Paul left bis sister to go to
his daily occupation, she could think
of nothing else than the tusk she had
set herself to accomplish for Paul's
sake all day long, and this was to go
and confess everything to Mr. New
ton and ask his indulgence till they
paid it back.
"And how we will work to repay
him !" thought Milly. "1 will wear
my old dresses all the year round,
and I'll deprive myself of every luxu
ry, and I'll try and get more pupils.
We might, yes, I dare say we might
go to humbler lodgings. And I won
der whether Mr. Roland has n wife
and family? Paul did not say any
thing about them. If he has, pci
haps she will give me sonic plain
work to do, when she knows why I
want it."
That evening Paul Crossland
brought home the news of old Mr.
Newton's death.
The day before a scene had taken
place in a gloomy mansion in one of
the gloomiest squares of the grand
old city. A city merchant lay upon
his deatli bed. His shaking hands
grasped those of the younger man,
Hhtl the dim eyes sought the loved |
features of the other, in anxious de
sire to communicate something ere
Iiis power to do so was taken from
him. Let us give the substance of
that communication) without the
breaks in it that characterized the
speech of the dying man".
"Roland, when you come to lie, as
I do, at the gates of death, it will not
be the many brilliant succenses you
have known in lile thai will occupy
your mind, but the few mistakes that,
in spite of your utmost endeavors,
have occurred. You remember, be
fore you went to India, my intimacy
with a fellow merchant, for whom 1
had a great respect and liking."
"You mean Simon Crossland?"
said the son.
"I do," was the reply. "Four or
live years ago he died insolvent, and
under circumstances that compelled
all men to pity rather than to blame
him. He left a family."
"And you wish me to seek out that
family and provide for their wants?"
said Roland Newton, soothingly.
"Never fear, father ; if they are upon
tho face of the earth, I will lind and
and relieve them 1"
"They are not lost," said Mr. New
ton. "1 have not utterly neglected
them. Paul Crossland occupies the
second stool in the olllce ] but beyond
giving him employment I have never
interested myself to discover whether
or no he had other wants. I fear
things have not been going on as they
should do in the olllce ; if when you
come to examine matters you should
Hnd Paul Crossland in error, remem
ber what his father was to me, and
how upon my death-bed I reproached
mysell for not having taken a warmer
interest in his welfare, and not giv
ing him that assistance that might
have lifted him above temptation."
"I promise you that Paul Cross
land shall Qnd as merciful a judge in
me, and one as ready to overlook in
voluntary transgression, as he would
have done in you," said Roland.
At seventy-0yo years of nj;e_ a ?
man's race is pretty nigh run, and
seldom is further space granted him
in which to perform duties he has
neglected before that. None was
granted to Joseph Newton. On the
morrow he died, and Paul and Millis
cent Crossland were left a sacred
legacy upon the hands of his only
son and heir.
* * ? * * * ?
Could this be the place? A dark
gloomy five-storied house! Milly
looked up to it deprccutingly and in
quiringly. Yes, there was the word
??Newton" on a brass plate on the
door. Twice she spelt over the six
letters, whispering to herself the
name they formed, before she dared
to ring.
"Can I sec Mr. Roland Newton?'
faUered Milly.
Seeing her shabby look, the porter
hesitated a moment and then showed
her into an apartment that had an
air of somber and oppressive grand
eur ; the funeral plumes of the mourn
ing hearse had left their atmosphere
behind, und their shadow upon the
brow of the man who sat upon the
hearth.
When he arose, Milly did not rcc
Ogni/.O in him the Roland Newton ol
her brother's description.
"I?1?beg your pardon for my in
trusion," said Milly, nervously "it is
Mr. Roland Newton I wish to see."
This was a young man?at least
one not much over thirty?with a
spare figure, deeply bronzed but
handsome luce, and crisp, curling,
dark hair.
"I am he," be replied, in quiet,
grave tones.
Poor Milly became confused and
trembling, but in her embarrassment
she mentioned her name.
"1 am soglad to sec you," he said.
"The name of Crossland was almost
the last my dear father's lips uttered.
What is there I can do for you?"
Then Milly forgot everything but
tho cause she bad come to plead ; and
for herself and Paul she pleaded,
having made confession of his guilt.
"lie ia so young 1" she cried, "and
our lives have been so dull and hard
since our poor father died, that he
was sorely tempted to seek amuse
ment where he should not have done.
If you will only have pity, ii you will
give us time; Paul has promised
never to touch cards again, and we
will both work unceasingly until we
have repaid you the debt."
She bad thrown herself upon the
lloor. She raised her streaming eyes,
and the sight of so young a creature
in such deep distress went straight to
Roland Newton's heart, us no wo
man's loveliness had done yet. Me
raised her from the lloor and placed
her in Ihe large easy' chair he had oc
cupied upon her entrance.
"You have made my task easier for
me," lie said ; "for it was my task to
seek you out and learn in what way
I could most benefit you. 1 am ex
tremely sorry to bear that your
brother has made himself amenable
to the laws of bis country, and i
trust tho fear and the pain'he has suf
fered 'himself, arid has caused you to
suffer, may be a warning to him. 1
need hardly say, after what I have
told you, that I cannot entertain any
idea of prosecuting him. For the
p cscnt make* yourself quite happy
upon Iiis account, believing in rue as
a friend. You shall hear from nie
very shortly."
Overcome with gratitude, Milly
could but murmur a few broken words
of thanks. Then Roland conducted
her to the hall, with a suddenly as
sumed and protecting Care that was
full of promise for the future as it was
of assurance in the present.
Mr. Newton saw Paul Crossland at
the office the next day ; he held a pri
vate conversation with him for a
short time, informing him of his
knowledge of the forgery of his
father's name?all of which, of course
Paul had in the meantime heard from
Milly?and the forged bill was de
stroyed in Paul's presence ; Mr. New
ton only making it a condltiion that
the young man should repeat to him
the promise he bad given his sister.
Then Mr. Newton dismissed him with
a severe caution as to his conduct in
future^ Mr. Newton had strict ideas
with ?egard to crime and its punish
mcnt; it is hardly to be supposed he
would have let Paul ofr so easily but
for the rememberance of two tearful
blue eyes, and a mouth quivering as
it told its agonj'. In as short a time
as possible from the old gentleman's
death the clerks \vcre paid off, and,
With'IhC exception: of Paul, obtained
other situations through Mr. Newton's
rccommendatioYi.
Paul dared not ask for that, re
membering the history of the forged
bill, and walked home mortified and
indignant, because in his heart he felt
that Mr. Newton had treated him
with more than justice.
"Well, there's good-bye to him
forever," he soliloquized, as he mount
ed the stairs to their little sitting
room. "I must get along as best I
can now."
But there was not good-bye to him
forver. Milly jumped up from her
low scat to prepare tea for him. with
radiant face.
"O, Paul, guess whom I had a visit
from to-day!" she said. "Hut you
never will unless I tell you."
"I don't know, and I don't care to
night," he said. "Is tea ready?'"
"Not quite," said Milly; "but I
am sure you would care, Paul. It
was that very Air. Newton you arc so
angry against."
"Mr. Newton here I" cried Paul, in
amazement.
"Yes, he came to sec me," said
Milly, "And he has invited both
you and me to dine with hi in to-mor
row ; I promised for you, because 1
guessed you would have nothing bet
ter to do."
This altered the aspect of affair-3,
and Paul's face brightened as he
drew up to the tea table.
"Perhaps," said Paul, "he is going
to BUggest some way in which my
debt may be paid."
* ? ??*?*
Mr. Newton treated his young
guests with the utmost courtesy and
kindness. Paul was astonished at
the difference there was between him
in the respective capacities of a host
and a master.
Nothing was said that had the re
motest reference to business matters
until Paul and Mr. Newton sat to
gether over their wino ; then Roland
Newton spoke.
The purport of his remarks was
that Hau) should go to India and
and take the place he bad himself left
to return home.
Paul was overjoyed at tho idea, and
readily promised. After all the ar
rangements were made, Mr. Newton
continued i
"Leavo it.to me, then, to inform
your sister of it. Don't say a word
to her about it to-night, and I'll drop
i in at your lodging about five o'clock
to-morrow afternoon."
j Paul absented himself from Milly
nearly the whole afternoon on the
morrow, hardly daring to trust him
self to look into her fac^rbmemher
ing 03 he did how he was withholding
from her a secret that was about to
transform their lives entirely.
Milly prepared the ijh and sat
down to wait for Paul. A step upon
the stairs caused Miilv's heart to
beat quickly,but something whispered
to her that it was not Paul. This
person whoever he ought be, paused
outside the door and rapped.
"Come in," said Milly, and Mr.
Roland Newton entered. The)' shook
hands a;.d both sat down.'
"Paul is out," Baid Milly.
"I do not wish to see hi in particu
larly," said he ; I came purposely to
sec you." He left his sent, and came
and stood near her.
"You and I, I believe, were agreed
some time ago, that the best thing
that could h tppen to Paul would be
removing him entirely from out of the
way of those Companions who led him
into evil, and from whom he will
never be quite safe as long as he re
mains in London.**
"Yes," assented Milly.
"Now, suppose some one offers to
him a situation, say in India, should
you have the courage to let biin go?"
asked Mr. Newton.
"It would be well for bolh Paul and
me if he were away," she replied. '*!
could then take a situation, and then
every flenny I eai ned might go to
help Paul discharge that debt to you."
"There is another way in which
that debt may be paid,* said Mr.
Newton. "Milly, will you pay it ns
I wish you ?"
"I pay it?" she said?M alone?"
"Yes, you alone," said Mr. Newton.
"But I have nothing," she said.
"You have yourself, Milly ; audit
is yourself I ask in payment. Why,
m}' darling are you willing to do so?"
When Paul returned he found Mr.
Roland in the little sitting room as
though he were quite at home. His
arm was round Milly's slider waist,
and her bead lay upon^mssmjuiifer."
Mr. Newton explained matters to
Paul, and from that day to this Milly
has never regretted for an instant
how she paid Paul's debt.
A Sneak as Well as a Fraud.
The Chrisliancy business illustrates
about as well as anything can the
hypocrisy and pretentiousness that
goes to make up the character of the
fraud?Hayes. Senator Christiancy
was willing to resign and let Zach
Chandler into the Senate two years
ago if Hayes, would, at that time,
promise him the Mexican mission,
but when the proposition was made
the Fraud threw up his hands in a
fmn affectation of horror, and declar
ed that never, never, would he con
sent to such a wounding of the pre
cious principle of civil service re
form. It was a duty that he owned
to the better element of his party to
keep such men as Chandler out of
power. Again, it was necessary to
square off accounts with Foster, who
has just been brought out in his true
colors by the Tyncr exposure, and
who, at that lime, was occupying the
Mexican berth ; more than that, Mr.
Hayes was afraid the Demeci" Is
would turn him out unless ho played
high points. Now, however, when he
feels perfectly sale from attack, how
cleverly he slides down from high
perch to the very wallow of machine
politics. Mr. Christiancy i3 given
the Peruvian mission, in order to let
Mr. Chandler back to the Senate, the
disgraceful trade being fixed up in a
day. Let us hear no more talk about
Grant from papers of the Springfield
Republican ilk. There was never an
hour when, drunk or sober, ho was
not infinitely the superior of the pre
sent fraudulent incumbent of the
White House in every moral and
manly characteristic. ? Washington
Post.
A bashful young man went three
times to ask a beautiful young ludy if
be might bo the partner of her joys
and sorrows and other household fur
niture, but each time his heart failed
him, and he took the question away
nn pop pod. She saw the nnguirh of
his soul, and had compulsion on him.
So the next time he came she asked
him if he thought to bring a screw
driver with him. He blushingly want
ed to know what for. And she-, in
the fullness of tier heart, said she
didn't know but he'd want to screw
up his courage before lie left. He
took the hint.
coirs mnm people.
GEN. BUTLfCIl OS TIIK OKIUIX AND HIS
TOKV OF TUB JEWS.
The following address was recent
ly delivered by Gen. B. F. Butler at
a Hebrew Fair in Huston :
Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentle
men:?No devout, sincere Christian
can doubt for a moment the wonder
ful character of the Hebrew race.
Sprung from the loins of Abraham,
they were) as wc arc to-night* by our
Bible and yours, God's cho&cn peo
ple, and for them he became legisla
tor, guide ubd friend. lie brought
thetn into and out of Egypt by a se
ries of miracles, showing that of them
he expected much in the economy of
bis universe ; and when he thundered
from Mount Sinai?amid the light
nings of that dreadful and terrible,
yet glorious, occasion to mankind?
the best and highest code of laws
ever promulgated to man, they evinc
ed their divine origin because in them
were found two subjects treated of
that have never been incorporated in
any ancient code of laws. He gave
to Moses the great command, "Take
thou no usury of thy brother." He
gave to iMoses that oversight and
that knowledge that enabled.him to
embody in his code of laws belter
sanitary regulations that have been
embodied in any code of laws since ;
and in all that remarkable career of
the Jewish nation we see that hi}
proposed that from that nation, His
chosen people, should dome the ema
nation of His plan of salvation to
mankind ; and from that nation has
come the religion which has covered
the earth with civilization. [Pro
longed applause] His people have
remained together in a most remark
able manner, not as a nation? for
they, for a thousand years, have not
existed as a nati'.n?but there has
been a solidity of the people in the
economy of the Jewish race that has
kept them to themselves, although
scattered oil over the world, amid
the . greatest and most terrible perse
cutions for many years?almost ages
?that would have destroyed any
other nation.
The Hebrew nation is a nation dis
guished for three characteristics?the
intercgrity, the thrift and the indus
try of her men, and the purity, chas
tity7 and domestic virtue of her wo
men. [Loud and prolonged ap
plause.] I need pay no compliment
where none is needed. I speak from
knowledge upon the subject. For
forty years, save one, I have been
conversant with the criminal courts
of Massachusetts and many other
Mates, and. I have never yet had a
Hebrew client as a criminal, [storms
of applause J ; but, you may say, that
was bcccusc the Heinews did not
choose you as their lawyer [prolong*
ed laughter and applause] ; but that
is not tlie true answer, for 1 never
yet saw a veritable Israelite in the
prisoner's box for crime in my life
[renewed applause] ; and, thinking
of this matter, as I was coming here,
1 met a learned .Judge of one of the
highest court.-, of the Commonwealth
of more than forty years' experience
at the bar ami the bench, and I put
the same question to him, and he
said ho bore witness with me to the
same effect; he neither at the bar nor
at the bench, had ever seen any He
brew arraigned for crime. [Thun
ders of applause.]
Another fact is that the Jewish
race, having r'nmained intact for so
many years, must come from some
preordination of the Almighty, that
they should keep themselves to them
selves to return again and possess
the promised land after more than j
forty years, and perhaps, centuries of I
wandering away from it; and that
lime, which bad been the dream of
the Hebrew philosopher, the topic
and prophecy of the Hebrew prophet
and of the Hebrew teacher, the hope
of the Hebrew statemon, seems to be
about to be fulfilled ; for, under the
lead of the ina:i who to-day is the
most powerful on the earth?a single
man standing out the central figure
of all Europe?the man whose fame
has pervaded even the school-boy's
mind, so that it is said that when a
question was put to one of them,
"How is tho map of Europe divided f"
he replied, "By Deacons field."
[Shouts of laughter, cries of "Good !
Good 1" and applause.] Under the
lead of him, the greatest man now
living, and of your race, a pro
tectorate over Jerusalem was estab
lished, with him at the head of it.
Would it not seem that the dream,
the thought, the hope of the Hebrew
stales moil, poei, philosopher and the'
prophet, are. about to be realized ?
And supremely over all, over nobles
and kings and emperors, stand the
family whoso leave is required J>y
kings and emperors, before tjcy can
go to war or before they can. make
peace. Their assent mus'.Jie asked
to the terms proposed. No great
route for commerce between Europe
and Asia can be opened without the
consent of that family who have
amassed money, not for the sake of
money alone?for their accumulation
is past all dreams of avarice?but
they are the accumulations of power
which has made them greater than
all. Need 1 call the name of the
family of the Rolhchild* to show the
most powerful family on earth be
longing to the race of people I sec
before me? [Prolonged applause.]
What, then, is the destiny for you
and yours, wherever you may roam ?
For what you arc reserved belongs
to the tuturc. It is in the womb of
time, and can be known only to your
Great Lawgiver, He who, in His
providence, has preserved your peo
pie for some wise purpose, unknown
to mankind, and is only to be guess
ed from the great residts that have
already come from His chosen peo
ple. These thoughts crowd upon
mc and I have to give them utter
ance. They may well present them
selves to your mind, and 1 cannot sec
how any man of your race can feel
otherwise than that he is the equal of
the princes and nobles of the earth ;
and here in America you have that
equality with all other men and the
opportunity of making yourselves
what you arc?a leading power in
the State and country?for the pow
er of your people is felt und known
here, and the highest ollices in t\ie
United States Senate and House of
Representatives have been filled by
representatives of your people, few
in comparison with the others though
you may be ; and whem I remember
what .Way be in store for you, do I
not do well to call these matters of
the past to your minds, so that every
one of these young men heie may
feel that ho has a place to fill in the
world?which requires all the indus
try^ all the intelligence and all the
good conduct possible, to make him
self the equal of those of his people
who have gone before him ? And I
have not failed if I have inspired
that proper and high ambition thai
should make any one of your chil
dren look upon the great efforts of
bis people, and endeavor to follow
their good example, whether in lue
charity of a Montollorc, iu the states
manship of a Beaconsfleld, or in the
acquired wealth ami power of the
Rolhchilds, their excellence, so great
and so illustrious, that while each
may hope, in some degree, to equal,
none and hope to excel.
A Heavy Tale.
Mr. Joseph Miller, who resides six
miles North of this place informs us
that about tho middle of September
last he missed a large pet hog that he
kept in his horse lot. His repeated
inquiries and complaints among his
tenants failed to elicit the slighest
information concerning the fate of
the hog. Finally, about the middle
of last month, when the hog had
been almost forgotten, it was report
ed to Mr. Miller one day, by one of
hih employees, that in carrying straw
from the banished he had come upon
something that looked like the back
of the long lost hog. Mr. Miller at
once made an investigation, and to
his great amazement found his hog
imbedded in the straw, still alive,
but reduced to tho'meiest skeleton.
Early in September the barn shed
was filled with wheat straw, and just
after the hog was missed. Mr. Mil
ler says he remembers seeing a plank
lose, and having it hailed, on the
side of the shed near the ground.
Through this opening the hog eulcr
ed tho shed, burrowrd his way far
into the straw, and being unable to
turn, became, by the lateral pressure |
and superincumbent weight of the
straw, stationery amt effectually
imprisoned. When removed the an
imal's laukness was of that charac
ter which made him almost n litcial
specimen of the ideal "rnr.or back."
For several days he rctlcd and stag
gered, but by judicious feeding is
now doing well. From this, wo sub
mit the enquiry, can a hog be stnrv
' ed ? is not wholly impertinent.?Roch
I Hill lie,aid.
WAKE UP DKM OCR ATS.
. r> \ ???" '' : V
THE UEPUllMCANS 1'ltEl'AHINU EOKTIIB
CAMPAIGN OE 1S?U.
The following circular, purporting
to have boon issued by the Republi
can party of Ibis Slate, is being ex
tensively circulated amprg the color
ed people. At the bead of the circu
lar is the picture of a bobtail Shan
ghai rooster airing bis lungs with a
Hearty crow,. Tbc circular looks to a
wartli contest in 1880, nnd tho Dern
erats should be prepared to raset any
emergency. Democratic rule is the
oidy hope for honest government iu
South Carolina. We deem it our
duly as a watchman 6? the tower to
publish the circular, and thus warn
the Democrats of impending danger^
that they may ward it oil in time to
prevent danger to their organization.
The circular reads as follows ;
Crow for the Republican Party I <
Crow for the Republicans in carry
ing New York', Connecticut and New
?Jersey 1 ? , C
Crow for the Republicans in carrj^
ing Pennsylvania, Ohio anil New
Hampshire I
Crow for the Republican Party ev
erywhere 1
The Republicans have carried lb*
following States by large majorities,":
Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire,
Illinois, Wisconsin, Colorado, Massa
chuseltsj New York. Michigan, Min?
ncsota, NebrarJia, Kansas, Connecti
cut, New Jersey, Vermont, Nevaia.r
We give this good newft to you
downtrodden Republicans of. S'oj&tb
Carolina. The Democratic.party says
the Republican party is. dead; they
will Gnd, when it is too late, that wo
are wide ? awake and don't expect lo
go to sleep any more until .thp. Re
publican party is triumphant, everyr
where. The Republicans of theNortta
will never submit to be governed by
the rcd-sbirted Democrats of South
Ca: olina. Tlie history oV tue P'^pior
cratic party will never- bo forgotten?
by the Republicans. As it happens
we know something about the history
of the Democratic party in Soutlv
Carolina. They have boen anything
to get into power. r~
I will here relate a little Incidenj;
that happened in the North recently^
There was a little boy who had a pep
coon to sell, aud ho said that he
wouldu't sell it to a Republican or 9
Greenbncker ; soon a man cameuiong
and said : "Roy I want to buy your
'coon/' The boy asked : "What i?
your politics?" "I am a.Republi
can." "Well', sir? you cap!t?get my.
coon.'* Soon another man' came,
along, and said to tho boy ; "I want
to buy your ccon." "Well, sir, what
is your politics?" "I am a Green-:
backer, sir." "Well, sir, you cah'p
get my 'coon." Presently a third
man came along who was a Demo
crat, and said : "B >y 1 want to buy,
your 'coon." "Well, sir, what U
your politics?" "Oh, I am unylhing
to get the coon I"
That is the way with South Caro
lina Democrats. When the war brolxo
oul they were all Secessionists, and
got whipped in the war; and after
the war they changed their,hameS- lo
Democrats, and run a Democrat
against R. K. Scott, the Republican
candidate for Gobernor, ami got bent
in 18G8. And then tliey changed
their names to Reformers, and run
Carpenter for Governor, against R.
K. Scott, and got beat in 1870. And.
then changed their names to Bolters,
and run for Governor Reuben Tom
linson against F. J. Moses, and got
beat in 1872. . .,/
Then they changed their name3 to
Independent Republicans, and run
for Governor John T. Gi eon agaiusl)
D. H. Chamberlain and got beat in
1874. And then they changed their
names to Democrats, and 'run Hamp
ton, the fraud, against D. H. Cham
berlain in 187G. So they are any
thing to get tho 'coon or tho office.
I Republicans of South Carolina,
stand up ! We expect lo f;co that
jyour rlghJLs are protected aud that iu
1880 we will see South Carolina onco
more in the Republican column.
You have but to look around, and
you can see thousands of 'Republic
cans Who havo fallen under the hand
of tyranny and opppreesion, by the
very men who claim that they ought
to rule tho destinies of the republic.
Down, down, down, with such uion*
Republicans to the front I?^Marion
Star.
JaruSaLEM ia adding fifteen hun-%
died to its population every year say.-i
an exchange.

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