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That's a common expres
sion and has a world of
meaning'. How much suf
fering is summed up in it
The singular thing about
it is, that pain in thc back
is occasioned by so many
things. May be caused by
kidney disease, liver com
plaint, consumption, cold,
work, nervous debility, &c.
' Whatever the cause, don't
neglect it. Something is
wrong and needs prompt
attention. No medicine has
yet been discovered that
will so quickly and surely
cure such diseases as
it does this by commencing
at thc foundation, and mak
ing thc blood pure and rich.
Logansport, Ind. pee. t, 1880. '
For a long time I havo been a
Bufferer from stomach and kidney
disease. My appetite was very poor
.md the very small amount I dla eat
disagreed with me. I was annoyed
very much from non-retention of
urine. I tried many remedies with
rio success, until I used Brown'?
Iron Ditter*. Since I used that my
atomach does not bother me any.
My appetite ls simply immense. My
kidney trouble is no more, and my
general health ls such, that I feel
like a new man. After tho use of
Brown's Iron Hitters for one month,
I have gained twenty pounds in
weight. O. B. SARCHHT.
Leading physicians and
clergymen use and recom
TERS. It has cured others
suffering as you are, and it
will cure you.
of tho present generation. It la fog the
Ourg of thia disease and. Ita attortciautB,
TUTT'S P?LL8 have gained n world-wide
roputatlon. "JrcTRemedyHbaB ever boon
discovorod that aota BO gently on tho
tfigeatlvo organs, giving tho ni vigor to aa
Blmllato food. AB a natural result, tho
Nervous System ia Braced, ino Mundes
?ra Devolopod, and tho Body Robu at.
O lillis find Fovoi-v
H. RIV AI., rv Planter at Bayou Sara, I. a., ?ayn:
My plantation la In a malarial dlntrlot. FOB
oovornl years I oould not make half a crop on
aooount of bilious diseases and ohtlls. I waa
nearly discouraged when X began tba us? of
TUTT'S PILLS. The result waa marvelous**
my lnborora soon became hearty and robust,
and I bava bad no further trouble.
Th ry relieve tts? engorrad ZA var, ele anee
?he ?Mood from vpiivur.it? humon, *tntl
raase tlio bowels to ret nntnrnlly, wltm
OW[whf?* no ono <<:," foci wo?.
}??.? ?*,me**-> rm r ly, ?nd yon will cairs
ft^"J*?l? D'Westlon, Vigorous Body, KS*
??Iooil, ?? von? Nerves, und ?Mound Liver.
---r^.-5i cuts. O HI ce, S5 Murray St., N. V.
GRAY n Ain or Winnie ERR changed to a o LOSSY
BLACK hy a ningle application of this DYK. It
Juipnrt? a natural color, oucl acts Instantaneously.
Sold Ivy Druggist*, or scot by oxpro?? oe receipt
of Ono Dollar.
Office, OB Murray Street, New York.
(l>>. rt rr j" H gtA.NVA.tj of Valttarwe-v
information ?rici tiarfui Beeetjifa ?
.Pill oe rauiioa ?UK ?m np?liwUiQtm%?
July 18, 1883 84 ly
i Send to
'UVSINKN? ii\!vnRsrrv
_J A timi til, tia,
i'or iiiustruti.il Circular. A live nctunl Busi
ness School. EtlablUhed twnty yean.
ll i ch mo ii cl Sc Danville IS. IC.
On nod ofter tho 9th of July, 1882, tho
Pansengor Train Servico on tho Atlanta arid
Charlotte Air Lino Divinion will bo as fol
Mail and Ex press.
No. 61. No. 63
Loovo Atlanta 2 40 P M 4 00 A M.
Arrivo Gainesville 6 04 P M 6 19 A M
Arrive Lula 6 85 P M G 50 A M
Ar Un bun Gop J uno 0 11PM 741AM
Arrive Tocooa 0 48 P M 8 17AM
Arrive Sonooa 8 14 P M 9 20 A M
Arrivo Greenville 10 06 PM ll 08 A M
Arrivo Sportanburg ll 40 P M 12 24 P M
Arrive Gastonia 2 06 A M 2 60 P M
Arrivo Charloteo 3 15.A M 4 00 P M
Mail and Express. Mail.
No. 50. No. 62.
Loovo Charlotto 1 00 A M 12 50 P M
Arrivo Gastonia 2 02 A M 1 47 P M
Arrivo Sportanburg 4 81 A M. 4 06 P M
Arrive Greenville 5 59 A M 5 29 P M
Arrive Seneca 7 43 AM 7 10 P M
Arrivo Toocoa 9 18AM 8 39 P M
Ar Rabun Oap Juno 10 00 A M 9 17 P M
Arrivo Lula 10 37 A M 9 54 P M
Arrivo Gainesville ll 06 A M 10 24 P M
Arrivo Atlanta 1 80 P M 12 60 A M
T. M. R.TALCOTT, General Manager.
L Y. SAGE, Superintendent.
A. TOVE, Gen. Pas. &Tickct Agopl.
Col. Thompson's (?real Cam
paign Speeches.
Upon being introduced, to tho largo nudi -
coco at Anderson, Col. Thompson said that
thoro waa in thc constitution of every man
I and woman somo fooling of superstition,
and at tho beginning of every undertaking
they wero accustomed to look forward for
favorable omens. Wbero oould this oam
paign begin under bettor auspices than hero,
upou tliia historio ground, wbero six years
ago that revolution was inaugurated whioh
restored tho State into tho hands of its own
people? It was hero that the inspiration
of success oould bo oaught in tho smiles of
the women who will over koop South Caro
lina truo to her traditions of tho past and
the hopes of tho future. It was hero that
tho campfires wero to be lighted whioh will
continuo to brighten into a perfect bluzc
from tho mountains to thc sea, leading on
to certain viotory and honor with victory
No appeal for unity is needed in Anderson
County. Tho only hopo for tho peace
prosperity und harmony of all our pcoplo it
io tho continued supremacy of tho Demo
oratio party. There aro and can bo bu
two political parties in tho State, tho lie*
publican party sud tho D?mocratie party
Tho Republican party has been triod. I
held power for eight yoars and built up foi
itself a name of infamy never beforo writ
ten in tho history of ony country. Tin
pcoplo cannot afford to let this party, undc
any guiso or by whatever uamo denomi
nated, regain control of tho government
They do not intend that any but honest met
shall rulo iu South Carolina. No part
shall rulo in this Stato that cannot iusur
equul justice to all men of every race an
condition. Standing fairly and squarely o
the platform edoped by tho Dcmocrati
Stoto Convention, wo propoBO to giv
greater prosperity not only to thoso of on
own household of faith, but to all mun c
every moo, color, condition and party. A
men who want to live in pence und hannon
must fall into linc. Ile who is not for us
against us. If wo stand together tl
blessing of peace and harmony will bo mac
moro lusting und their bcnelits secured I
all classes. Col. Thompson then referred I
tho taxing power BS distinguishing tl
Anglo-Saxon civilization and thu gre
revolutions resulting from its abuse. Th
is the highest power entrusted to tho sei
vants of tho people, and if it is exercise
a faithful account must bo kept and for i
abuse full punishment demanded. To sho
that tho Republicans lind abused th
power aud piled upon thc people a moonta
load of d( bt, a careful statement of ligar
from the State Tresurer'u books was mad
Such a oarnivnl of corruption never befo
prevailed in any country. The publ
treasury was robbed of tho taxes of ll
people; obligations wero incurred th
threatened to crush out tho very li
of the State; bonds wero issued whii
there was no chance to redeem. lu thr
years of Republican control tho debt w
raised from 85,500,000 to near $29,000
000, and then tho crew who had i ni pos
theso burdens ou this Stato resolved up'
repudiation. Uuder Domocralio admitii
tration tho debt of tho State is abo
80.500,000; io round numbers on'.y
million dollars moro than the emouut
the debt ot the timo of Governor Ol
administration. Tho interest on thc Sti
securities is promptly paid, and tho ord
of thc State has been ro established upot
fair and honorable basis. With such st
tistics before him no man certainly can d
ohiro a preference for a party which 1
already put tho brand of infamy on his o
works. When thc Demoorats B?cured co
trol of the Stoto tho publio school syst
was in disorder and confusion. Debts I
been piled up, ibo teachers wcro unpa
tho school houses were open only th
months in tho year, and when tho te .oh
, got from twenty Gvo to thirty ocnte on th
certificates they wero fortunato. Tho p
adopted by tho Republicans was to requ
all the school tax collected in thc differ
counties to be sent to tho Staio trcasu
It ncvor was returned to tho schools. 'I
books of tho Stato Treasurer show that
unpaid balances of thc Stato approprinti
for tho support of thesohoo's of 1877 w
$184.704. Tho whole debt reported tl
was 8209 940. Subsequent investiga!
hos shown that this amount is below
truth. Tho Republicans now OWO
schools in Anderson County 80,250, wi
was stolen from the treasury. In 1877
school attendance in tho Stato was 40,
whites and 52,000 colored, in 1881
attendance of white children 01,000 ant
colored 72,000. Tho length of tho BO)
session in Anderson has been iucrct
from three months under Radioal rule
six months under Democratic adminis
lion. Tho whole expense of State Gov
ment last year, not including tho inte
i on thc publio debt, was 8288,570.
sum set spar', for the support of tho sob
was $854,000. In tho light of thoso f
it roust bo conceded that tho Demooi
party is tho only party that nan pros
peaoe and insure good government in St
Carolina aud tho puro ndministratioi
tho laws. Tho public Huhool system is
now a pcrfcot systrni, but wo havo 1
laying its fonndation broad and deep i
which n finished struoturo may bo b
Tho inscription ovor tho entrance to
American Educational Exhibit at the I
Exposition was Washington's profound
terence: "Promoto, ns an object of
mary importance, instructions for tho g
ral diffusion of knowledge," and the i
inga of tho famous Montesquieu, "It is
Republican government that tho w
power of ?ducation is needed." Si
Carolina adopts these ss her mottoes
inscribes them in loiters of living I
over tho outranoo of her Educational T
plo. Wo want a sohool Bystoui that is good
onough for tho rich and ohoep ooough for
tho poor. Nothing lets than this will sat
isfy tho demands of tho times and meet tho
neecssitics of tho Stato. Col. Thompson
then referred to tho influence of education
in tho repression of cri me, the prevention
of pauperism aud tito maintenance of free?
dom. An ignorant peoplo cannot long be a
free pcoplo. lu proportion ns tho struoturo
of a government gives foroo to publie
opinion it ia essential that publio opinion
should bc enlightened. If a pcoplo oxpeots
to bc ignorant and free, iu n stato of civil
ization, it expeots what oan never bo. The
learning of tho few is despotism. Tho
learning of tho many is liberty. An in?
tclligout and principled liborty is fame and
wisdom and power. We wmt thc famo,
wisdom and power which will come from
tho education of tho masses. Tho church
and tho sohoolhcuso must rulo this country
aud tho teachers in our common schools
must bo raised to that plano where tho)
will bo useful to society. Tho spoakct
dwelt with much foroo on tho power ol
education upon tho homo lifo ol tho people
and of thc relations which tho eduoatcti
men should bear to tho family, to sooictj
and to God. Ho referred to the powci
of education in Sootland, which hus con
verted that bleak lund into ono of tho lines
intellectual countries in tho world; to id
ctTeot upon tho German civilization ant
thought, and to its crowing influence upot
tho growth, refinement aud civilization o
Now England. For thc past twcnty-fivi
years New England has controlled tin
destiny and shaped tho policy of thi
country. Wo shall havo to bc taxed eithc
for ignoranoo or education. Every dolla
taken from tho sohools will go to tho sup
port of tho jail?, penitentiaries and poor?
houses. Col. Thompson concluded bis Hm
oration by Alluding to tho call of th
Democratio Stuto Convention, which hat
imposed upon him great responsibilities
and assured thc pcoplo that, when elected
ho would administer tho olhoo of Govcrno
without regard to ruco, color or party, bu
for thc good of tho whole pcoplo and th
prosperity of tho Stato in all its interest!
It is impossible to givo anything like
fair synopsis of a speech which bristle
from tho opening to tho olosing scntcna
with sound logic, strong comparisons an
tolling points, Tho speaker uevcr appcarc
to better advantage, and was greeted wit
groat enthusiasm and rounds of apphiust
At Walhalla, Col. Thompson said thai
could be only two political parties in Sout
Carolina, tho D?mocratie and the Republi
oan, and their strength was too nearly cqut
to permit any considerable votes on cit lie
sido to voto for a third party without dc
feating tho pitty which they had left. ?
gain for tho Greonbackcra was a gain ft
tho old Radical farly and a loss to til
Democracy. Ho wus euro that tho poop
of Ocouec would never by dofectiou froi
tho Democratio party to thoGrccnbac
agitators aid in placing tho ?tuto into tl
hands of the old Republican thieves. Il
would not further refer to Republicanism
South Carolina should not look baok to tl
i past, but forward to prosperity, enlighten
mont and progress.
Referring to tho record of tho Domoorat
of the Stiite in regard to schools, Ct
Thompson expressed tho belief that ll
ellice of Superintendent of Eduoation w
not Bcoond in importance to that of Go
ornor. Ile spoke "as a business man
business mea on business malters" in di
cussing tho publio Behool system. Priva
benevolence had done much for cducatio
but privato effort hod never fully succoed
in educating tho pcoplo. No peoplo had cv
been educated exoopt by tho power of thi
government. As to the cheapness to t
State of eduoation by tho Stuto, ho eit
thc fact (h it Switzerland, a country devot
to publio education, spends seven times
much upon her school houses as upon Ii
jails and poor houses; while Englar
where State education had not prevail
generally, paid five times as much for tho I
latter as for,lho former. Ile instanced to I
farmer audience the pruotieal good of ed
cation in its incitements to progress a
invention by relating assurance of an ag
cultural friend tho other day that by t
uso of machinery ho had made and work
his hay crop without it being touched
hand implement, lt had boon seeded, o
dried, housed and shipped by labor-savi
maohinury. Ho had looked out from
window that morning upon tho mounts
which tho hand of tho Almighty I
heaped up for the wonder of ogos. Gr
as wero thoso mountains tho mind of vc
was greater. The greatness of Sot
Carolina was not in her material rcsourc
groat as they wore, but in tho brains
her sons and daughters. What would
groat mon ol South Carolina have boon i
for education. Education hod mn do dost
E. Brown, nn Oconeo boy, a Governor i
a Senator of Georgia. Somo mount
boy in this audience might, by tho tor
light of education, bo lcd to greatness i
his people's honor. Tho platform of
parly was for education and tho gooi
the State, and ho asked tho people
Oconeo to Maud together for Souih Ca
linn and for enlightenment.
At Piokena, Col. Thompson, after rc
ring to tho educational record of So
Carolina, said that no party could say
much of tho past or pledge os much
tho future
Ho had boen told since his arriva
Piokon8 thal not n Groonbnokor blottod
soil of tho county, and ho ncod make
appeals to tho Democracy for unity in i
ounvnss. Hut should trial como, sho
thorn bo opposition in tho rest of the Stat
tho Demooratio party, tho votes of Piolt
would bo needed, mid every man owod i
1.is wife nod ohildrou aud tu tho Stat
uiako Iiis voto loll. Tho wutchword of '70
must bo wutcliword of '82.
Again touching educational matters, Col
Thompson stated that Pc un sylvan in, a ft ci
tho war, had established a homo for thc
children of her dead soldiers, whero they
might bo educated ond trained. Twelve
thousand children had received its benefits
The cost of this institution had amounted
to tho oollossal sum sum of .seven millions o!
dollars, but what had been eaved to tlu
State? Many millions moro in tho prc*
vention of orimo. Nine -tenths of tlu
children had passed out of tho homo gooi
und valuable citizens. Ignorance mcaul
orimo. Tho history of ono family in Nov
York City had been rcoorded, where tbi
family bad bcoa illilcvato and criminal. Fron
that family bad desoondod several generation
of criminuls-twclvo hundred paupers ont
criminals who had cost tho Stato in trial
und support in jails and nlmliouscs over i
million dollars. It had bcon estimate
that tho uneducated mao committed si:
limos ns much orimo as ovon tho partiall
educated ono. This consideration wan th
groat qucstiou iu South Carolina to-dtn
Thc Democratic party of tho Stato, in ad
ditiou to its own policy of taxation for th
public schools, bud pledged itself in ii
platform to labor to scouro from tho genon
govcromcot uid to un equal amount to tl:
sum raised by tho Stato. Niocty-eigl
million oorcs of lands had been given t
tho Federal Government to tho new Stot<
for school purposes; tho school lands i
Minnesota alone were valued ot twee
million dollars; and South Carolina, os 01
of tho old Thirteen Stales, had n right
expect and reocivo BOIUO ussistonoo. ]
conolusion Col. Thompson appealed to tl
school trustees of thc county to moko on
thc best possible tuen obtainable tl
tcoohcrs of the public schools.
B*la lloren of Hie G rec hi bael
CH'S a od their Ca mt ida tes.
COLUMBIA', September 6.-Tho ball
tho House of Representatives wan nbc
balf filled to day with us sitiguUr au assc
binge of men ns ever gathered in Columb
not excepting tho political mobs whi
were accustomed to meet hero during I
llcooustruction ern. Tho Convention r<
re8cutod tho Grocnback L-ibor lleform ]
dependant party in Sotilb Carolina, a
wa? mado up of variegated material,
tho ono hundred nnd twenty dolcgatos pr
ont, nbout one-fourth wcro oolorcd and I
thc rest of tho number was mudo up of il
nffootod Democrats, ohronio offioc-seok
ond their dupes.
Tho following platform of principles v
declares that under tho Constitution Co
gress alono bas tho power to make and li
it mono; and regulate its value. That
money omitted by Congress should b
legal-tender; that the National bonds
a heavy burdon upon thc labor and indu:
of tho country and should be paid
rapidly as possible; that legal-tender gr<
bock money, gold ot silver should bo i SS
dircotly from tho treasury nt Washing
That tho intcrosts nnd rights of h
should bo proteoted by tho Govcrou
and not sacrificed to National banks
monopolies. That tho Stato Legisla
should not bovo passed tho No Fence
against tho will and interests of voters
certain sostions. That all citizens sh
bo cquul boforo tho law, and that all
tempts to interfere willi freo and untr
moled suffrage oro a crime against o?
zation. Tho committee also submitted
Thoro novor was iu tho history of
world in any State a solo power or j
Which W08 not tyrannical. Tho Domoo
party of South Carolina to-day asserts
it should romain as it has been tho
power for several years past, and it i
exooptiou to tho genorn) rulo of tyrnn
A tyranny is partiul, unjust and opprc
to all except, itself. Suoh is tho Dot
racy of this Stato. A tyranny has to i
unusual and unlawful means to retain
io power, from the application of real
in judicial or official murder to tho i
proscription of its opponcuts. Tho
moots of every tyranny tho world has
known aro found in this Stato to day,
murder in tho streets to ballot box sti
and tho silent but savugo process of sta
out, all, aro found hero. Tho mut
goes free, tho suffrage frauds arc prot<
grim starvation is justified and our mt
ous Star Chambers are styled Tempi
Justioo. No intelligent mun can obj
two parties ut any time, but when su
tyranny should bo overturned it is
that tho best men iu tho country s
step to tho frout aud domand two pi
If tho Democracy can justify itself
should it objoot to try tho issue fui rb
without passion beforo tho grand ir
of tho country nt tho ballot box. Th
reason must bo it stands convicted
owo conciousness of its own tyrann
will not listen to reason or allow tho
of tho Stato to boat- tho enso or cv
question its integrity. Was thon
such tyranny? And yet wo arc calle
flOO and ind?pendant Common won
South Carolina, whero lifo, liborty ar
pursuit of happiness aro to bo enjoy
all. Our institutions aro not si.fe
every citizen entitled to voto is ullo<
vote. Tho Rcpublio is not scouro
every honest voto is honestly oe
Wime vcr ousts on illegal ballot, w
refuses to oount a legal ono is a t ra i
tho groat principles upon which
Government is founded. Tho oxistc
tho nation depends on our ability to
tain tho will of tho pcoplo. If wo
provotit fraud from rucQiviog tho
and perjury from annulling tho returns thc
Xlopublio ceases to exist, and yot wo hov(
a llogist ration and 101 notion law vrhioh
practically disfranchises one-half of thc
voters of tho Stato. Wo charge,
First. Tho violation of tho most solemn
pledges made to tho pcoplo ia 187G by thc
lenders under Hampton.
Soeond. Tho creation of uso] ess o facet
and thereby an in?rense of publio ex?
Third. Tho sacrifico of tho phosphate
interest of tho Stato for tho enrichment of
a fow individuals instead of utilizing it for
tho payment of tho Stato debt.
Fourth. .Extravagance in legislative ex
penses; 887,000 for 1881-82, und OD cxtrc
session; whereas it was in 1857 less that
810,000. Tho mode of legislation, too
only iucroaBos tho disquietude and political
unrest which excludes capital aud also omi
gration, which now amounts to 1,000,001
por annum.
Fifth. Tho unconstitutional Election
law with its eight boxes, which is o
political dovioo to disfranchise many thou
sands of voters of both races. The regis
tratioo, though constitutional, has been
most shamefully abused and has illegal!)
excluded many from registration.
Sixth. Tho unconstitutional poll toa
law, which imposes a mark of ten dol?an
or imprisonment for thirty days, which tin
law forbids.
Seventh. Tho gross neglect of enforoinj
tho laws against carrying couocalcc
weapons, duelling, miscegiuatiou and licen
Eighth. Thc refusal to leavo thc Fenct
law to the voto of thc pcoplo which hos boot
so destructive to tho interests of so mair
and BB thc law now stands should bo rc
Ninth. Tho Lien law in its presen
form places tho impoverished buyer ot tin
meroy of tho vandal willi his usurious per
contigo, which is tantamount almost t<
confiscation. It requires modiCoation per.
milting 12 per cent, to bo colleotcd by lav
on cash prices.
Tenth. Wc condemn unequivocally tin
mileage grab of tho last Legislature.
Eleventh. Wo aro opposed to tho Con
8titutional amendment because it places tin
entire political interests of tho oitizens ir
the bauds of a trial justice
Twelfth. Wc think that tho offices o
auditor and treasurer should be united ii
one oilicer to be elected by tho people
The appointivo power has boon most fear
fully abused to tho publio detriment.
Thirteenth. It requires ceaseless vigi
lance to guard against rings and monop
olists, which havo consumed tho vitals o
tho State.
Fourteenth. Wo condemn the gorry
mandoring of tho State.
Fifieeuth. Wo condemn the throatcnet
intended shifting of tho ballot boxes.
Sixteenth. An unnecessary multiplioa
tion of officers with extravagant salario:
tends to corrupt tho oivil service Tht
salaries nf our Stato and county officer
should be reduced one-third.
Seventeenth. Wo aro opposed to th
enactment of a prohibition law until thc
question shall be settled by a vote of th
Eighteenth. No railroad should bo a
lowed to chongo its schedule of frcigl
rates without giving thirty days' notico <
suoh intention.
Tho fullowing nominations woro made:
For Governor.-J. Hendrix McLano, i
Fairfield. Lieutenant Governor, Robert]
White, of Charleston. For Secretary i
State, Thomas Haskins of Sumter; com;
trollcr-gonoral, C. B. Farmer of Gollctoi
treasurer, W. II.Stanton of Ooonoc; ac
jutant.,general, J. T. Johns of Darlingtoi
superintendant of ?ducation, Hov. 1. J
Durham of Aiken.
Foi CongrcsB-First District: James 3
Campboll, of Charleston. Second Distric
To bo filled by Excoutivo Cominittc
Third Distriot-Maj. Thog. H. Russell,
Anderson. Fourth Distriot-D. lt. Elki
of Fairfield. Fifth District-T. J. Maokc
of Chcstor. Sixth Distriot-Dr. Bowen, i
Morion. No nomination was modo for tl
7th Distriot.
Oconco was represented in tho Couvot
tion by Mr. W. ll, Stanton, of Soncca, ot
Cato Austin, colored.
j Advanoing Freight Ratos.
! At a Into meeting of tho great railro
and steamboat oompanics in Now York
pooling arrangement was cntcrod into th
aims a death blow at tho commerce of t
Southern States, and if not averted w
severely cripple tho business of cvory ci
in Georgia, and oost tho oonsumor ovoi
million of dollar3. It seems that hcrotofc
tho steamship oompanies havo refused
enter into any combination with tho rn
roads, which left this ohannol open to t
shipper nud provontcd any extortion;
edvanoo in freight. Hut now that thc
groat monopolies have oomo together t
trade and property of tho South lies pr<
tratcd at its foot. Tho rooont ndvnu
amounts to 20 por cent, on both goods s
cotton, whioh sudden riso is unproocdent
in tho annals of commoroo. Meeting yo
torday n prominent business man of At lie
wo asked him what effect tho combinat!
would havo on tho trade of our city?
"Why," ho replied, "it will ooHt Athc
ovor one hundred thousand dollars, tl
will of oourso oomo out of tho oonsumor
i. o., tho farmers in this scotion. Like
tho other trade cities in Georgia it will s
riously injure us ns a cotton market, givi
tho ontiro oontrol of the staple to t
Liverpool and Northern doalors. The u
oxpootcd odvaneo hos completely paralyz
our mendiants.''
"Can you give us somo of tho old a
now rates?"
t "Certainly. To nod from Now York it
i used to oost u a 70 cents per hundred;
it is oow di ooote; to Boston, Foll Uiver
ond Providence, tho jump is from 81 to$l.
Rites to Norfolk huvo boco roduood to 59
cents, and lo Chorlcsloo nnd Savannah they
romain unobangod. Tho wholo combin?t
tion is in favor of Europoan and Northam
'?Is tboro no redress?"
"I see nono. The business men through
out tho Stato oro nrousod, but L can't BOO
how they can help thomsclvcs."
Th?B is oortoioly a fearful stato of n ifni rs.
lliglit ou tho bcols of our largo crops tho
cormorants and monopolies of tho North
step in and rob us of tho profits of our har?
vost toil.
Wo aro in favor now of tho general gov?
eminent taking this matter in hand anet
making such legislation ns will protect tho
pcoplo against tho accumulation of capital.
Tho strong band of Congress is tho Only
thing that con now savo tho oountry
and to it wo appeal for protection. Let tho
government either tako control of tho groat
arteries of commerce, or organizo a oom-"
mission to aland between tho people and
those great monopolies.-Athens ((?<*.)
Courage in Every.Day Lifo.
Have tho courage to make & will and a'
just ono.
liave the courogo to tell a man why you
do not lend him your money.
Huvo tho courage to prefer comfort and
prosperity to fashion in all things.
llave tho courage to wear your old
olothes until you can pay for now ones.
11 ave tho courage to discharge a debt
while you have tho money in your pockot.
Ii ave tho courage to do without that
which you do not need however tnuoh your
oyes may covet it.
Ilavo tho courage to provide for tho en
tertainment of your friends within your
means, not beyond them.
Huvo tho courage to acknowledge your
ignorance rather than to seek oredit for
knowledge under false pretences.
Have tho courage to speak to a friend
iu a seedy coat, though you aro iu company
with a rich ono and richly attired.
Huvo courogo to speak your mind when
it is necessary to do SO, and to hold your
tongue wheu it is prudent to so.
Huvo the courage to show that you
respect honesty in whatever guiso it appears
and your contempt for dishonest duplicity
by whomcsoever exhibited.
Huvo tho courge to cut tho most agrcablo
acquaintance you have when convinced ho
laoks principio. 'A friend should bear
with a friand s infirmities/ but not with bis
An Incident of Vance and Mer
In thc days that Morritnon ran for
Governor, while Vunoo was Excoutivo of
? thc State, tho two chanced to meet at a
oommencoment at Trinity Collogo, whero
Merrimon was to delivor thc address.
They wero out on thc groen, also a large
as8cmblago of ladies and gentlemen and
tho orowd pressed Vance for a speech. Ho
refused, but they would tako no refusal.
Finally bo mounted tho stand and said.
in Buncombo Couuty with a boy named
Augustus Merriman. Wo went to school
together, and I remember ono day wo had
a light after a sharp rough and tumblo I
got bim down and gouged bim good. After
it was over and wo had proposed to make
friends Merrimon said ho was willing if 1.
would only assure him of ono thing, and
that was that I didn't intend co gougo him.
I assured him I didn't and wo made it .up.
I often heard Aug. say he wanted to bo a
great lawyer; bo wanted to bo u jurist and
his greatest ambition was to bo Governor of
North Cstulino. Well, my follow oitizens,
ho has boen both a groat lawyor and a great
jurist, and, Providence permitting, wo will,
on tho 7lli of November, mako bim our
next Governor."
With a speech something of this sort
said with telling effect os only Vaneo can
do it, ho descended tho stand nnd had not
moro than touched tho ground when a
beautiful girl, about 16 years old, ran rook
lessly to him from the orowd, and throwing
both arms around neck, sho gavo him a
kiss. Vunoo started back in amazement,
but she said loud onougb to be board by all:
"Governor Vance wheo my father was
mortally wounded in the war it was to your
tout ho was oarricd and you nursed bim
liko a brother; bo wroto us about it and
scut home a blessing on your natue, and
this is tho first timo I havo soon you to
thank you for it.'*
"Well, come," said Vaneo, quickly re
covering and spreading both hand?, "lets
have it over again."
NEW YORK, Septombor C.-Referring
(0 thc death yesterday of tho Hon. George
A. Rives, Speakor of tho Toxas Houso of
Representatives, a Dallas special to tho Sun
says: Ho was bitten by n mad dog several
weeks ago. At tho limo ho tried to apply
a plaster to tho wound, but it could not bc
made to ndboro. Ho did not suffer an
aotual attack of hydrophobia until a few
days ago, when, finding ho was going mad
ho instructed bis frionds lo lash him to hie
bod to prevent him harming any of thom*.
His agony, his ravings and his frothing
beoamc horrible, and all day yestorday and
lust night up to tho timo of bis death hit
suffoting and frenzy wove indescribable
Ho expired at 1 o'olook this (Tuesday]
afternoon. Ho bas bcon for years ono ol
tho most prominent mon in Toxas, and wai
a candidate for reelection to tho Legisla
ture to . enrosont Cook and Grayson coun
ties an a flouter, _? ?j?

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