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.GREzNv4,, 0. C., Oct. 2, 1876.
over here last week. I have been try
ing to get to write you, but until the
present I have had no tirtie-tbink
ing about not going to the Centennial,
and being scared because of 'Mre.
Nix," suddenly taking leave for that
delectible exposition, and a thousand
and one other etcetraw, is my excuse.
I am just as poor as an Editor. Of
course all editors have had to stay at
home and work on-work- ever-so
poor that they can see nothing like
other people; and now I .can more
fully appreciate the duties of all you
editors. An editor has to stay at
home to look after other peoples busi.
ness, and cortainlv as a consequence
all such are poor. Well, other peo
ple will not look after themselves,
and it becomes an editors business,
and he must look to It or all would
be lost. If an editor did not stav at
home, who would announce every
bodys name in the papei a who goes
to the Centennial and when he re
turns. Why, no body would do it,
and therefore the editor must stay
home, work hard and die poor, witii.
out a monument to his grave to
mark the spot of him who served
every body but himself, and could
rvt serve himseif becautse of serving
every body. Aid right hero, while
I tuink of it, I would remark: A
D ictor is just like ai Editor. L-ok
at the two words tlhat rep&'R nt t1R.
Althongh they start out differently,
yet they end alike-die alike, pior.
It you do not believe it, look at the
thiree words: Editor, 1) -Utor, Poor
all end in "or." The diffei ence be
tweenl th#3 two hardeS-to-do-without
poraonlages-Edilor, D .cttor-iis, thle
Editor las to stav at rome to scerve
every b--dy, and the Dow-tor has to
go esery wl re to serve every body.
Ini their-r nonieration they are just
alike-they serve every body for
nothing. Perhaps the reason I amn
too. poor to see'-Pnil,mr York,'' is
because I am both of the "qui','' and
the "pill." Not wit hstanding every
body has gotie, or is going Centen
ial-ward, there is luots of thr ift in
Gireenville. What it is dolig the
lively I cannot see; for e very body
says thereo is no money, and yet I
passed-stopped a muoment-the
great boot arnd shoe store of thar
very worthy ''Tar'-heel," WV. Boyd,
second d.or above the bank, arid
t here at one glance I discovered that
all who have feet (except Editor s and
Doctors) must wear shoes, even it
shod by the purse of dishonesty; and
to "Bloyd's" a house--hold word here)
is the place to get any thing your
numrerous readler8 may desire, fr'om
a cork sole to the finest boot or gait-.
er. I can recommend every body,
~' the old woman and the cook to go
to B3oyd's; and then without takinag
time to breathe, I would say, as a
favor to yourselves, and all w' ho read
this article to call and see that tried
old servatnt, p. A. Pickle, wherec you
can find any thinag you want in the
S clothing line, arid if hie has not got a
readIy madle fit, you can just straigh'
en yourself up and he can meaanr'e
your physiology and maike you a fit
as you like, lie can be found second
door above the Mansion House. HIe
als'o sells goods .t a dry kind on a
broad, straight, long line.
4Now, M a SENT[ EL, we are hav.
ing a grand one,sided political cam..
psigni in Greenville, as the rade have
not put in an appearance since our
greatJI npton meeting on the 7th
ult., attt ough one said to me that a
vast lot of banners and other para
phernalia had been or'dered masde li
N~ew 'York, for a grand jubilee n'ere.
1 do not tinmk those bunniers will
ever be paraded in our streets. W by,
sir, just last week the Democrat ic
Club of this city invited the r'ada to
meet in disnslon. bnt not h mme
showed his head or crooked his litth
finver, unless it was in the darknes4
of some cave, in the "Devels Den'
or "ti,e Giants Coffin" down nundei
the Falls. But at-ough. Be good t<
your self until you bear once mor<
from your friend,
Nx Ccu AsouSs.
The New York Herald on Hampton
Governor Chamberlain, of Soutl
Carolina, instead of attending to hit
duties, says the New York Herald
has been visiting the North, and, oti
his return to Washington, which
seems to be his headquarters, ho
gives out that he has heard of th,
murder of troim thirty to ore hun
dred negroes in the State during hie
absence. "From thirty one hundred'
is a vague phrase Its use confossee
a hameful amount of ignorance in
the Governor of the Sta'e, Whose
sworn duty is to maintain the peace
of the State, to protect the lives ol
the citizens, and to see that lawless
ness is punished. The people ol
South Carolina are a,ked to vote for
Governor Chamberlain-to re-elect
him to his place. But why shotlid
thtyI At a tineof great excitement
fie leaves the State, abaidons his posi
of duty aid returns only to send out
a vague r(-por t of the killing of sote
ot ite cit:zm1s. Evidently bie is rIot W
fit man f or Governor; he i6 not evet:
a sute 11all.
Gen. fade 6aptoii is his opp -
t142 I t he ti-Ptiiincet of the Deicrati(
pa ty. W hat does Gen. ll-amptou
Oay abottt t he peace of lie Sta'e? lit
is 1iakin, an acive and thorngl1
can1vas and every' where, from ever
jolattorm and stmip, lie pledges bit
word that, if he is elected Governior
he wid "observe, prolect and defenc
the rights of the c.)lored ian;" k
solentily promisos to "render to th<
whle people of te Sta E equal anc
im partial just ice," aind, to miake thi,
proise~6 Specific, ' e adds: "It t hert
is a wvhite man in this assembly who,
because lie is a D::nicrat or because
he is a white man, believes that whet
I am elected Governor, if I should
be, I wvill stand between him and the
law, or grant to him any pirivileget
or i ulmunities that shall not be gran1'
ed to the colored man, he is mins
takent, and I tell him now, if that ii
his reason for voting fur me, not t(
vot at all."
These are the honest sensible wordi
ot Gen. Hlamptont. WVhat has Gov
Chamzberlain said or done to matcl
themi? What did he do on the heebi
ot the Hamburg massacrel le tat
to Washington to appeal for help.
WVhat dues he do in the middle o
the canvas-? Promise equal an<
exact justice to all citizeitS Gnar
antee that lie will "tbeerve, delent
and protect the rights of the ,COloret
mai?" Not at all. Hie leaves tti<
State for a visit to New England.
W lby should 'he colored tme n
Soulth Cati'lia vote fur Mr. Oham.i
berlaii Waa has he dono? What
does he propose to do for them? I
they are serisib)le meti they' will vote
for General Hampton. He* at leas!
umakes themr a definai!e promise. l<
makes it for hi.iself and for the genti
tlemuena who are on' the ticket w ith
himt. Not only that, bitt he watrm
ever y mtana who does nlot agree witt
him ihait all ul,e people, colmHed aw
well as white, sihall be egnially scure
in hfle, liberty anid property, that h
had better not vote foir him. I?we
were asked by a South Carulhna cul
ored anu how he should vo'.e, w4
should tell him, "vote for Geniera
hampton; avid him and his to the
responisibility they are willhng to as
samxe. They are meun of character
meni of proper'ty, old cit izemat ot t h
State,go and shake hands with 'hem
teil them yon will tru4L tbem V..4
) for Hayee for President if you'lik
; It is natural that you should prefer
' Republican President, particularl
if you are going to try a Democrat
> State Government. Bt vote f<
Gen. Hampton and the Democrat
State ticket. Chamberlain has no
protected you, and depend upon i
it [layes is chosen President, he
not going to listen to Chamberlain c
any other Southern Governor wh
runs up to Washington to tell b
tale, when he ought to be on the sp
to see justice done between you an
your white neighbor. Hayes doi
not believe in Federal interferenc
in the South.
That is the advice we should giv
to South Carolina and also to Lou
siana colored men. if they onl
took time calmly to consider the mal
ter they would see that while th
Southern Republican politician livt
upon "outrages," and prospers th
more tie colored men are wronge
or slain, the Southern Democrat mut
pertforce maintain peace and trdei
for it he does not the whole Nort
hoots at him and demands that tli
Federal power shall upset him. Ai
kansas was full of crime and disorde
until tihe Democertic Go)v. Garlan
came into power. It has been peaci
ful ever since, and no complain
come from there, under his wise rul
;f wrong to Republicans or colore
Death of General Bragg.
The sad intelligence of the sudde
death of Gen. Braxton Brago-i came
to us (rom Galvustonl, Texas, wher
he d1ied t ni the 2.7th inst.
General Bragg was born in Wai
ren County, North Carolina, in 1814
and graduated at Vest Poiit i
1837. IIe served with great distin
tion in the Mexican war, under Gt
Taylor, with the rank of Captai
I and resigned his comimisaion in 185
ie then retired to private life unt
the breaking out of the late war.
He entered the Confederate ser
vice, and in 1861 became a Brigadie
General, and comnmanided the force
at Penisacola till February, 1862.
The May ensuing he succeeded Gei
Beauregard as commander of tia
Army in Mississippi, with the ran
ot General. Afterwards, movini
fr om Chattaooga, in August, he ini
vaded Kentucky with a large arm
and tureatened Louisville. Hie-w
oppiosed by an army under Generi
Buell, with-whom he fially fought
severe and indecisive battle at ['em
ryville, October 8, 1862. Atter th
battle he retired in the night towar<
IennIeBse with cowmmissary store
taken at Lexington and other placel
Ina Decemnber of the same year I
fought the sev~ere battle of Stor
f River. He thena retired to TaI!
I ho ma, f ollowed slowly by Rosenrani
- and thence to Chattanooga. He al
I tacked the Union army on the 191
I ot September, 1863, at Cbickatuaa
ga, wi.h great sucecess. Hie wi
driven back by Generam Grant at ti
b.4ttlIe of Missionlary Ridge, N -r
ber, 1863, and on the following D.
rcemuber was relheved Iroaie his coml
f manad.
General Bragg was wholly fre
fre m the spia it of thme military at
venturer, and united hirnaelf' wit
- the Sonthern cause from convicmic
Iand a genuine patritism. The dii
ci[linae he sought to establisha in ti
untrained army of the West, reta
dered him generally unpopular. Bi
it was needed, and his course d<
serves high commutendation. Hie
criticised for a want vf enter1.ris
and for over eaution in the cangal
gom into Kentucky and after theo bat
ItIe of Chikatmanga. He was a ger
tieman ot simple, unpretending mai
- ners, pure character and clear minm
, e was respeocted wherever know
for these <quahtLies,
Subscribe for t,he PIoKENa SesNrNs
e. Plain Truth about the Southern State
a It is reported that after the Oct<
ber elections a considerable numbx
1C of prominent Republican speakei
> are to be sent into the Souther
1 States to address the people there.
)t This looks at first sight like an exce
t, lent and even a patraotic movemen
is It is alwayA nseeful to bring the peopi
ir of the different sections face to faci
0 When they see each other they se
' that neither is as bad as the othe
thought. Last year Colonel Lame
and Senator Gordon went up int
New Hampshire to speak for th
e Democratic party, and their presene
drew large audiences of people cu
rious to see these famous Souther
men-just as, no donht, Mr. Blaim
Y Mr. Schur an"d 'Senator Morto
would draw great crowds in th
e South to see them.
s Bnt, after all, if we had to advis
0 the Republican leaders we shoul
- urge them to leave the Souther
States unvisited during this canvasi
Indeed, we should go further an
ti tell them that it they were wise the
e would give up every Southern Stat
to the Democrats for this election.
r The bouth has been a constant an
increasing embarrassment to the R<
publican party. The party has acte
upon the superstition that it mm
a' sOmehow make and keep those Stati
d Republican. They seem to it th
prize of war, to give tip which is t
give up the resulL of the war. W
speok of this as a superstitiun, and
" is nothing else. In reality, the Re
13 publican party would be far stong
0 to day if it had tad courage ft
years ago to cut adrift the Southei
wing of the party and let the Dem
crats assume the responsibility of ti
U political settlements in those Siatc
What harm could have come to ti
coitry? Nut the least.
"The Democratic party South is n<
. composed of monsters and barb
rianc; those Southern States whic
have, in spite of Republican strug
~ glee and intrigues, become Demec
rcratic arc almost the only peaceft
Sand prosperous ones; which prove
sufficiently that thle Soutbern Demo
Icrat, thrown on his responsibilitj
'" seeks, as he mast, to secure honet
k anid lawful government for' his Stat<
gULe cannotdhelp doing so, for he owvr
-nearly all the property in his Stat
and has a larger interest in its pros
perty than the Rep.ublican by far.
The credit of Deinocratic Georgia:
a as good as that of the Federal GuM
ernment. Arkanlsas is peaceale an
spros,' erous under Democrat ic r ul<
18while South Carolina and Louisiani
are unquiet and wretched unlder R<
epublican control. Alabama, lon
me thouighlt to be no better than) Louaisi
*e ana, became quiet as soon as tL
~Democrats gained the ascendency.
8,That is to say, the Republican rul
~ in the Southern States has not been
success, but the contrary; and ti
tailuue has been caused mainly, it n<
ali~tos;ether, by the fact that so calle
ORepublicana of thle Southern Stat<
have been the constant pets of ti
Norther n Republican politician
-the, have been nursed anid coddlet
their qutalities have not been que&
t iuned; their fan its anid crimes hav
Sbeen condoned; they have been bol
iitered uap by extraneous forces, h
SFederal troops and Federal inlter
Ste, once of var'ious kinds. They hav
notat ruled oni their merits, or becaue
-they were abler', stronger, mrue cL
Itpable than their opponents, but be
cause they were allowed to call fc
a Fe.deral troops when they clhose; I
a' sell their support in Congr ess anl
in national conventions8 for partisa
and dangerus legislaion, intende
Sto b, lbter up their continuailly failin
Sinfluenco in thleir section. Th'le
have playedupnheumn e
Sand tt:e ignorance of Northern 16
publicans until their wret.ched ar
self ish mnisgovernmitent in thme 8,i
Shas brougiat the, nauional RepubllicL
s. party into disrepute and danger ot
defeat. And, after all, they who
rhave done this are not Republicans
in any true isense. They are merely
political adventurers, whom the hon
eat and real Republicans in their
States dislike and fear with all their
e Whatever effort the Republican
party makes in the South during the
prescnt canvass will inure solely to
r the personal advantage of this class
r of men. Whatever success the party
may secure down there by its efforts
e will be the gain of the Kelloggs,
SPackards., Spencers and Chamber
lains. That is now unavoidable.
Those people have the machinery in
their hands; they are the candidates
for office, and they cling to office
e with a death grip. Reform in the
South lies not i-% their further success
1 but in their utter and disorganizing
I defea. If the Republican leaders
of the North utiderstoood the South
ern situation, those of them who are
conscientious and patriotic. men
would shake off thesu Southern bar
nacles, and those who are not cons
scientious would still for expediency'a
Bake, drop these adventurers, whose
illiance has been and must continue
to be an embarrassment to the na
tional party.
Suppose an honest Republican
espeaker sent into any Southern Sare,
0 except North Carolina, and what
would he find? Unless he kept his
ears stuffed with cotton and avoided
all intercourse with men he could
not help learning that every speech
he made there was made in support
of mewno betMAthan Tweed at d his
ring; he would hear from the decent
e and honest Republicans whom he
would meet that they dep!ored noth
oitig so much as the success of ihe
persons for whom he was appealing;
t he would find in Alabama that the
_ real Relfilblicans ot the State have
h beon either driven out of the party
or silenced within it by Spencer and
_ his gang of Federal office hoders.
Ho would flid in Louisiana that ha.n
sest Republicans, though they vote f>r
llayes, refuse utterly to vote for
Packard and his gang. iIe would
find in Mi-s.sippi that hotnest Re
pluNijcans are abused and villiti ed by
the thieves who have the machine
ethere. lHe would find ini South Caro
lianF.orida everywhere, except
in North Carolina and Virginia, that
a duty to his country and his party
made it imnpossible for him to take
d p)art in the canvass, and that it he
spoke con)scientiously lhe must advide
honest Southern Republicans' whilIe
votinag for the national ticket to sup
gpjort and hejp eleet the Democratic
local ticke~"
eThe polidy we suggest will be
scouted by Rep; blipan partisansc; but
e it is, nevertheless, the true policy for
a the party. It is the policy of pru
dence as well as wisdom: Ini the
tSouthernf tier of States--in South
dCarolin a Georgia. Alibamna, M isais-.
sippi, L-uisiana, Arkanas--th ere isi
to day no Repunb lican party w orthy
ft the alliance of thle national p)arty
oir in whose fortutnes it can take part
w ithu itjuring itself. If Mr. [Hayea
is chosen President he catn, it bo is
wise and intelligent, as we believe
him to be, easily form a respectable
-party there; but hie wvill have to be
a gin by cut ing ad rif t the so-ca;led
a Republican leatlers in those States in
a oy and letting the infected wreck
_ flo.at away. Why is it not better
r policy in the Republican leaders to
Sdo this tnow, and thmus relieve their
d chief of an embarrassment? We can
Sappreciate the feelitngs of those who
durge thiat it would be bet'er for theo
country, and better even for' the
Southern S.ates, that the Rep)ubli
-cans should rule in the Federal ad
mi nistration for aniotheor tour years,
despecially with a President who
a seems to be in earnest about ref rms
nu and whlo is said to undetand tha
&Ilnthern Situation, B!jtit, C)ImS
dition of Republican scceit In No
vembor is the continued inintenah-co
of eokRopublican State gover n1 t
as oWtnod in Lonsiana and:' 'ti
atlina, and of such so ea'led Res
publican politicians as afm to rule in
other Southern States then we should
utihesitathngly welcome a D 3m >craiti.
victory; tor there is no dangei itt a
Democratic Federal admitnistration
80 serions as tMe contiieJ misriulo
of the South by demagognes calliVg
themselves Republicans and havin)g
the countenanco of the Federil ad
ministration. We advise the North,
orti Republican leaders, tlierefort, to
Fend no speakers to the South, ui
le-s it be to Virginia and Nr:h
Carolina, and to let i. be at once and
Irankly understood that they neain to
cnt loose from the Paclards, Spel,
cers and Chamberlains.--New York
Troops that are Not Wanted in the
Ompany D of the Eloventh Uni
ted States Infantry arrived!in this
city on Suiiday, and Were oblig12A
to lay over until Monday. They
vere from Fort Wor:i, or Smile ot hIr
post in Texas, and on their way to
the Itdian coutry in DA,k1:a. A
Ineddlesom)e R1 Iical pol(1 icim met
the boys soon after they had pitehcl
their tents on a hill aove the d '
and called olti:
"Ilurrl, buys, for [layer
Not a solitary ch;eer re ici.
O0ne of the sergeaits st(p)ed oute
the crowd and remrked:
Yon have made a ImistIke; wI
don't cheer ft r Uaye-; we are T den
all yon do not mivean to say
yon oppose the men who giva ymi
food and clothing?"
"Yes, we do. Wo are tired of
Grant and his gang, and as lor ont
f,lod arid clotie8, we will excu(o himi
for thit if hie will let us loose."
"' h, nlonsenso, boys yon don 'c
mean to go back on Giant und
"Yes, we will go back on anyv :n
who keeps two thirds of our boys in
blue dlown ~i "Dixie" to keep n~ ble
men down beneath tho n iggrs, a d
who sends a handfn! of us Nort h to
he killed and scalp)eJ by the Indians3,
armed writh guns and bullets furnmi.h -
ed by Grant's brother, Or v i, mid his
deputy post traders; and I will bot;
you a keg of beer that three-four hi i
of my comnpa'ny are Tildlen men.'"
"I will take that bot."
A voto was taken, andl tho vo(te) ini
Company D, Eleven' h United St ates
Infantry, stood: T'ldeni 40; Huyes 4.
- Kansas City Times.
Senator Patters,n is in WVashiii'
ton, snifling battle I rom afar, iIe n,>t
only sups, but break fasts and dimes
on horrors. At whla:cv er e + t ot
poring over a most volu in :ous cor
respJondenicO from the1 set of war,
the Senator is deterinited to h ave is
dail~y whi lesale,in mrder of' inioien.iv
blacks, and as "t here 1s nothing~
:.canI about htimu,"' the whole country,
throngh the kinudness of the pros..,
shall share in lh re past.
If we were askedu by a South, Caio.
linia colored man how hie sh->idi vote,
we should tell himt, vote or Ge n eml
1Iampjton.-No4w Y >rk lH.ral.
In every SouthI ern S.:ate th e~cc
ored people are aband,'iing th I.
publiccn party by thonsands. .\lbmy
more woul o~ penly declare t a.nusi
selves nowv, but for the int i mb.mlon
and murdecrs of the Black L'uen,
but will vote for Tildeun and Iioen
An old lady thinks the 13Ind om!t
be a family of' otr'ong relgOItnS in~'
etincts, b)ecause she hears of m.a iy oft
them being converted.

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