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JOttlAII CRUDUP. Kciitor
l-'rltliiy, Au?Iim( :il, IS1M.
Kt Hsvh/rriOA. r.u ry.H SUM.
MH3.-U8. 1'rncKi i. & (Ikb ei li'itigrtl store
rooms ) cslortlny. .Mr. (tee Inul his goo<ls
move-l t ? Mr. I'u*cvl s o <1 s'nn I nn<l Mr.
l'll'C II bilil li s liltl*V<l l I Mr. lis. Til K
Timks wi li s ilirm b ill hi ic'i slice s< in
utcir now i cition
Tin. < ?' < tin, .*e?ute itir II lull I ecuiue law
l?si Tuesday night nol l?y ihe signature of
the l'n sidi m lu1 by the I ipse of the requisite
lin e w thoiit a vi l . In tli 8 issue ?|i| e n
n Idler written ly the President selling
fonli lis vi? ws of llr-* bill mnl why be
would iuii iiij.li ilie soue.
If loll win.I a good - ill hand lb horse
power 1'oxer K'lgni'' n i l l!ui>r clir i|<, iiour
Uni n l'. II , wiilo or en I on IIDMAII
liuots. ?!v <>., 8| intmi'iiiirg, S. C.
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Tiik strike f ilie Weavers ni l S, iuneri ;it
Fall Hiver nii'l New 15. d ford sull continues.
Unlike llic A. 15. U. S rike, lliere is i>o el is tuler
or ilisnul nr ee or iliairucUon of property.
1 lie o| erniives have timp'y dec areil
their unw Plingne.'S to work nt the cut rate
wages, and have slopped. 'I bey are well
organized, and are le?l by ('< liservafive bu
firm leaders, Tliey a c confident that tbeyi
will lie v'iMiIWous in i lie fight and llic fuc*
thai some of ilio Md's have alrendy started
up at ilie old rules would seem to indicite
Mini they lire not mist ?ken.
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Trial Justices are Ifrehy uulilic I lli.it tlie
Itevieeil Statutes are n ?w hi ihe hands of
the Clerk of the (,'oiirt lor tie lie cry mid can
he ohtniiie I hy od ing in poison and receipting
for gtilltr.
J. II. Mf'KtssicK.
Tiib C'niiip'figii Mreiing held here Inst
Saturday was well intended and passed off
vety <|ttielly. It was the hist mc-ting of a
campaign that will le long remembered.
We do not report the speeches beeuise as
the speakers have held forth in evety part
of the county we presume that our subscribers
ate familiar with wdmt each one had to
tny. There was quite a large crowd in
Union and the proabihty is that there was a
g? od deal of scheming for election, I ut if
uny Wad blood wai gci.vinieu it did not
mniiifest itself.
The Greenville Female t'ollegc will open
1's nest session on Wednesday, Sept. Jtith,
under new inanagenicnt and wi'li dcw equipments
throughout. The new president is
Br. M. M. Hilcy, lately of (ieorgetown. Ky.,
who is highly recommended in voluntary
testimonials by Dr. J no. A. Ilroadus. 1'rof.
W. II. Whitsiit, Rev. T. 1'. Bell. Rev. J. K.
Face aud others The boarding duparliuent
will be under the supervision of Mrs. Riley,
and the rooms wiil be newly furnished in
every particular. The Greenville Female
t'ollegc will maintain a higher standard than
ever before, and u full corps of teachers has
been engaged for all the departments, including
music and art. Send for catalogue
to Br. M. M. Riley, Greenville, S. C.
We will not bo able to give a full accotmt
of the election as Braytonville Towailiip lias
not >et been heard from. We give the following
however: For Congress, Wilson
carried the county by a majority of 2'2 :
t>ouglo8 is assured of the Senate: Oils and
Fourier arc assured of election. Ifrsytontille
may elect Welch or Macomsoo, or if
may make a second race between those two
necessary. There will be a .second race
between Jeter aud Duriles for Treasurer ; a
second race between Farr uml Robinson for
Auditor; and a second race bjtwecn Faot
knd Lemaster for Hchoul Commissioner. Mr.
tfcott will run in the second primary agaiDBt
Mr. Uctenbaugh or .Mr. CSullman, it being
possible fi>r the LfraytoDHvillu vote to put
either on" of those ahead of the other, for
County Supervisor. A second race for Supervisor
of Registration will bo run by Mess.
Lancaster and Smith Wo will give the
full vote next week.
Thk primary election took place quietly
last Tuesday and everything pa?sed off
smoothly. There was no disturbance, no
fight and very little, if any, disorder yet
when night came four men had been arrested
and put iu jail. < hie was arrested in
default of a fine imposed some time ago by
the Council. Ho is in jail now ami declares
he will stay the ten days out rather than pny
the line.
Ani r the election wns over however just
before the men went home, nt about twelve
o'elui k ihut night, we learn that there were
lively times at the llote'.
The editor was not up at that late hour
hut minor hits it that several fisticuff's were
eng ig' d in. No pistols or knives were used,
t*e me glad to say, and consequently, little
damage was done. The night watchman and
some other ollieials were present, and were
iiwurr of the trouble so we hear, hut some
how or other no arrests were made. But
ci i en instances alter eases you know. Kveryihing
had blowcil over by the next morning
and ihe sky was clear.
b'hcriir Long is in Washington this week.
Mrs. A. J. Harvey, ?> Miss Carrie James,
ot Monks Corner, and Miss Neely James, of
I'acolet, spent a few <lays this week with
their friend, Miss Cora Counts.
Misses KUa Hay, of Clinton, and Minnie
liobo, of Cro>s Keys, spent several Jays in
town last week the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Misses lilimv and Maggie Hobo, of Cross
\nchor, are in town visiting their niece,
Mrs. i'ool.
Miss Kstcllc Jone-, aiicr a pleacant visit
to relatives hero returned to her borne in
lUdgcway, V:?., hist Monday.
Messrs. II M. Sparks ami W. S. Ml l.ure
ire in the Northern markets buying their
Fall and Winter stocks.
Mrs. Kinrna (laffuey, of Spartanburg, is
visiting Mrs. Haines. She i> helping nurse
Mr. Ilavis Haines who is very low with
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Thr State Sunday School Convention
meets here next week and will convene in
the Presbyterian Church, livery tody conic
out and do all the good you can. Help und
he helped Wc feel sure that every one who
ntteuds the ''ouvcncoti will go away benefitted
Sksatoh Biti.ku ga?e *he primary Il?c
gi by. Just before the ?|.Mtion,rn >hc *J7ih
u? ii o el >ek a. m., Secret? y I>. II. T?mpkius
of the S ate Demorr ilic Kxrculire C.?minitiei
rcccireJ tlie f? 1'owing tc'egrim :
"Washington, I). C., A?i?. '21.
"I Icrety witli<l?-nw the paper I tile I with
yen on the 1'ith or 17tli ot Junr, aii"otmcinz
my caud'dacy.
1 he paper referred ?o r ads as fol ow<:
' Til Mr. I)- II. Tom file inn
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Democratic Executive Committee, Colombia,
Dear Sir: I In" o'i)' niniunce myi'l I'lh a
candidate for the United Stales Senile for
tli? term beginning Mnrch 4th, IK'.t.'i. 1
presume the candidates for the Legislature
which will elect the United States Senatr
mill aliiile the re-u!t of tlie primaries set for
August 30lh next. ! Iicrchy request tint a
separate box he provided hy the St ite Kx-oii'ive
Conim ttee at each and eve*y voting
pnc net in the S'ute in which each voter
may express by his ballot his preference for
United States Senator : s.iid S"pnrate t oxes
to be managed inid'-r the same ru'es as otlu r
ballot boxes in the (r'tnaues, ami I hereby
pledge myself to abide ilie resu't of the vote
tints ca?t in nt the said pr neiry. An ea1 >y
reply w It oblige very truly,
M. 0. HUTLKK."
We un Icrstan I from theso telegrams and
the paper to which it referred tint CSencral
Bnticr wanted to uiitrnracl himself so as to
make an open tight in the November election,
should he see fit to run. Some of his
fri?-nds say that that is the case and a
I big fight is predie'ed for November next.
There ore some who darkly hint that
there will he lurhulaiit times and that the
old Palmetto State will snioko from the
ground and be arrive! in mourning at the
waywardness of lior eons Did you ever
notice thai not more than one fourth of the
cnlami'y predicted ever occurs And nine
tennis or me trag?.<itcs are enacted only id
ilie iniit Ih of certain wise an! far seeing
prophets, who wish something exciting a
great deal more than they expect it. All
such will uo iliuht be sally disappointed
when the first <>f N ivi inhcr cones an<l goes
anil not a single negr is lynched or a single
pitched baMle fought.
For us there is but one way to fui'l out
who will run: or wlo> will be elected, and
how ; and that is to wait and see.
N'c very much hope however, that there
will ti"t be rnv appeal to the negro vote by
any party as that might cau?e unloippy results
Hut let us not burrow trouble, lie must
be a well fixed man who hasn't enough
trouble now to occupy liini w ithout drawing
on the possibilities of Novenilier.
is said that the Kolhites have not completely
surrendered, that they have given
up all hopes of a (Jovernor but that they
will convene a Legislature of their own
next November at the regular time ami elect
a Republican senator to succeed Senator
.Morgan The election will lie contested of
course, hut they are hoping that the Republican*
will be Com ruling the Senate and tha'
they will seat the Republican contestantIf
this rumor be true it shows two things :
First, that the Kolb movement has no principle
at the back of of it ; for if it had it
would rely on that and urge it in nnothcr
campaign. .Mabitnha is not so bad off that
no law would be better than tho existing
law. If the Kolbites were fighting for a
principle they could not act so inconsistently
as to set aside ull principle and all law
by endeavoring to carry out any such
scheme as the above mentioned. To do that
would be to abandon their own principle.
It shows in the second place the ignorance
of those who arc concocting the
scheme. It might look very big to some of
the Kolbites to have (heir mock legislature
ami elect their mock senator, but the United
States Senate could not afford to listen to
the claims of a contestant who based his
claims on the acts of such a body. We
know that a Republican i*cu;itc is pretty
hard to bent on construing things to suit
itself but to listen to the claims of such a
candidate would be to set a^ide the right of
each State to choose its own senators and
confer that right on the United States Senate
itself. For by icsorting to such a sham,
who is there that could not bo elected Senator
or anything else? If we arc not very
much mistaken this rumor is gotten out just
to case the Kolbites out of their b'g boast
about telling up another government and
also to give I hem something to look forward
to an 1 iu the meantime prepare themselves
for defeat.
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The Church Lectures
The second course of lectures on the history
of the church, as win noticed in hist
issue, wns delivered by Kev. T. LtuHosc
Bratton, of Spartanburg. These lectures are
under the auspices of the I'.piscopa! church.
The coinniunity at large is indebted to ltev
1$. Allston for the interesting lectures ? lectures
not only interesting to the members of
the church under whose guidance they are
conducted, but to the members of the other
churches iu die place, as was noticed by
the attendance.
The speaker, in his own pleasing manner,
gave us die history of the reformation,
showing the changes of die church, their
causes and etlects, through the fiery times
of the reformation The first lecturer had
to deal with the church as a whole?only
the trunk, which has developed into a grand
ecclesiastical tree, having many branches,
so in this second course of lectures we
watched the skill with which these divisions
were traced. Mr. Bratton carried us over
the history of the church, beginning with
the reign of llenry VIII and going through
ilmt of Klizuhctli, speaking at large, <d" the
struggle of the "two religions, and showing
iu what condition die church came out.
The philosophy of the origin of the Prayer
Hook was plainly brought forth, it having
arisen from the combination of live volumes
were too cumbersome and too expensive to
put in the hands ot the people. Also, the
speaker very uniquely avowed himself
champion of ipicen Mary, alledging that it
whs not the t^ueeii - but l'hilip s crimes of
that have brought her down to us as
"IMoody Miry. Au idea that can well
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trained in the ways of the inquisition uinler
uis fmher.
These lectures should be attended by all
church member- and persons desiring to
kunw {something concerning the history <>!
the church. It might t>c well to note llmt
these lectures are put ten u|> nul for any
{ articular audience. but for the intellectual
bentfit of the whole community. (living
them the history of the church in a series
of lectures, that would take lnborous el inly
to acquire, and a part of which Would lie
practice')'* ini|>o??ibU' to obtain, exc |-t in
tins way from men who have made it their
special study.
There will be another series of lectures
some time in the latter part of September.
Kev. P.yron llolley, ol Greenville, nill trace
the church in America Something that
will be niteicstiog to all. J.
A Bloody Tragedy at bl&okville
A b'oo ly Irigcdy was ennctid on Main
Si eit ill Dlickvillc on tlie 'JNili its', nt half
two o'clock, which resu'.tc I in ihe ?le?tli
f Jn<. Giibben of the State Dispensary
constabulary force, ami a young man uame'l
Solomon Drown. The actois in t' o tragedy
were Solium Drown, his f tlicr and brither
li I he one part ami Gribbcn and II I*.
!?ychc?, t'noner, on the other The tioub'c
w the roii?utiin ati 11 of a long standing
fii"'l, but was prec'p tatod by the intorfere
ee ol Gr.bben with a box "f g oils consigned
li Drown, Gribbn claiming that lie
was searching for con'rahrand liipior.
The fa 'Is seem to have been as f Hows :
G i'.ben w is at one tiuie Chief Marsha'l of
Dlackville, but on "ccount of his aciivo work
for Ti limn lie incurred ihe o; position ofihe
l' .nscrvalives of llio town ami was ' eaten in
llie municipal election. The Drjwi.'s were
earnest supporters of the C iiiservative ticket
ami if course worked agiinst Gribben and
a'ded his defeat. This was ihe beginning of
the fued.
When Tillman was elee'e 1, Gribben being
a str ng Ti'.lmanite and a diriug man, was
given a place on the cititrabulary force. As
D spensary <'onstable lie opened several
park ages consigned to ddferent numbers of
the Drown family, till of which only served
to embitter ilit* Brown's against (Jiibhcu.
At 1 o'cl ok on the '2*tli (jribben entered
the depot ninl opened n box of clothing consigned
to Brown, claiming to be looking for
ill cit liipior. Shortly afterwards " itnoti
llrown the f.i'her of young Brown met Uribben
on the Street and reproached him for so
pcscenting his son. Heated w.ris parsed
and Simon llrown was joined by his three
sons, I sad re, Solomon and llermon. (.Iribbeu
offered to fight any one of the Brown's,
whereupon Isidore Brow 11 accepted the cha'leng.;
and one or two licks were passed.
I'istols wer-? inimedia'e'y drawn by several
of the par ios and several eh ds were fired in
rapid succession. (tribben staggered back
into a Mure with three hn'ls in him, one
having passed near the heart and entered
the lung. From the store he fired at Solo,
nion Brown who fell half way down at the
first -hot, which was followed up by four
others. Brown died almost immediately,
' ribbon staggered to thv back of the storc
and expired in about l't minutes. None of
the others were hurt at all.
So'otnon Brown was a promising young
man and had Intel}' etnbarkel in business
for himself Me had a beautiful home under
construction to which he expected sion to
lt'H.l 111*; Villi II lil'iili*
I( is said that I>yclies- tired the shot that
killed llrown. lie nevertheless wis proceeding
to hold an inquest over the dead
h idy. although the impropriety of such a
proceeding in view i.f the fact that he was
accused of the murdvr, ha I been suggested
to him t>y Solicitor Uelltnger. lie was stopped,
ho a ever, by tl e Sheritf who arrested
him on a warrant charging him with the
niurler of Solomon llrown.
The whole thing was an unfortunate utlair
and was the outgrowth of party animosity
and the abuse of power.
Confederate Reunion.
A number of Confederate Soldiers at this
place on last Saturday resolved to have a
reunion of Old Conferalcs at ticorgc Harnett's
Spring 011 the Meansville road four miles
North of Union on tlvo 1 >!It day of September.
To that cud the "Id Confederates
preseni made liberal contributions in pork,
mutton and other provisions. Confederates
Soldiers throughout the county are cordially
invited to join in the lie-Union. Contributions
of provisions will be acceptable, Those
contributing tdioats or sheep will forward
thoin to said Spring the day before the reunion
to be burtiacucd.
The Confederate Sol diet's will bring their
families with them to t.he Reunion.
Union. S. C.
August 2d I'd lH'.il.
fllanwinrra fr,vm \1/..?? ? V%. * (*?. > Qiillntin
Ultinuiuga 1IVIH rrcrtllLCl V1UJJ uilllCklll
roll WKKK. K.NIllN'li Al<i. *J7.
During ihe week voiding August *27th the
temperature fluctua lions were somewhat below
normal limits owing to more than the
usual amount of Cloudiness during the hottest
portions of t he day which prevented
very high masiu m, and at night which retarded
radialior i and preventing low minima:
the result jug average temperature for
the week did r ,ot vary more than two degrees
from th e normal in any portion of
the State be? ng generally s ightly below.
Highest teiu*pcra'ure for the week. '.?.i at
Oak wood cur the L'oth ; lowest ',<? at (Jrecnville
on tlw 'J'd
TJ rare fall was local in i'.- character,
although Vairly well distrihuthd on the ?~>ih
and 'J'iili : the showers were hoariest in the
southern portion of the State. The amount
of rainfall varied greatly ranging from
nearly 1 inches in portions of the south
and southeastern counties to a trace or none
at all in 1110 upper counties A cloudburst
was reported from Orangeburg county that
did much damage, nu<l w ashing rains from
various oilier places. There was a severe
hailstorm iu Sumter county, however, causing
no particular injury, and a severe wind
and hail storm in tireer/ville county breaking
down corn and cotton. The excessive
rains of two weeks ago \\ ere very lestructivc
in Darlington county, damaging old corn
and ruining lute planted, an I it i- estimated
that cotton was reduced in prospect Id per
cent. Communication with the town of
Darlington was interrupted for nearly two
weeks by the high water.
Corn Iuih received no setback, and fodder
pulling, which is ending in the low counties,
is goneral in the ip country. <hie
correspondent who has traveled entensively
throughout the Stale slat es that in hi- opinion
the corn crop has hjen over estimated
an i will not prove to 5?- much, it any,
greater than an average t-ar-?|
Tobacco so tiered severely during the lirst
of the month and the rains ruined to a large
extent the very promising crop of .Inly.
.Syrup making is the prevailing occupation
in districts where csnc i- grown extensively
and the geti.eval opinion is that
the yield of syrup do ?s not come up to c.\
pcctation, although 11 jo cane t- juicy
Oilier crons doine well with 110 sot: >11
not hack, ami litile variation fr>>m former
Stuppernuiiir itr: ??>,.- aro ripening an I arc
reported plentiful it portions of Hie State, I
heiug nliotii the < n!y native fruit erown in
rioy ii'jumlaiice ' ,|,i> year
"I know in .>11 .Hol-hcr wlo> In l clir ?k j
lifirrlicra of Jotft,' ,-iamlinj: to have lioon
permanently c iro-l tiy taking riinoiherlam
t'olio, ('lio'.or i ??ml Dinrrloei lteine<ly. >av
Ivl war I Sliui ipik, a ]>roinmeiit it'li?:i?i-1 o
Minneapolis, Minn, I have - I liie rem j
O'ly in this 'lily for over -even years an I
con-<i<ler ii r .tiperior t > any othei tnen -iae
now oil llie market f.>r howel complaint
'JL i uinl cent liottles / ! t Ii * temvl^ lor
?ale hy i;.t f, 1'uscy, Lhng^ist.
Acgust 28.?The primary is being held
here today, but at this writing we caonot
predict what the result will be
There w*s some litt'e excitement ?t the
campaign meeting held here on the 2lat.
It was caused i?y tl>e reading of a letter said
to h ive boon written ry Uov. Tillman in
regiri to his iMuing removed Mes?rs. Scott
and Morgin from othce. After some few
words however the mat'er passed off The
litter was read by Mr. A. 0. Lyles
.Mr. Jim Smith, known on the K dge as
Talus" Sui th, d'ed Inst Sunday night at
11 o'cl-ck of consumption.
K. E. N. F.
Cross Keys.
Mn. Knrron:?I thought a few items from
t-Voss Keys would >i>-t be a uies. so 1 will
give a few.
\V<- are not hnvinz verv favorable weather
fur saving fodder, but some arc pulling riglit
on. l'uriiips'nnd Into wnterme'oos are doing
u ce'y, I have sonic watermelons growing
from seed that was grown this year.
We have hml sonic s'ekness, none fatal.
Miss Nealic Stewart has been sick, but is
getting better.
Many have b??l colds and sore throats.
Miss Bertha Humphries lias returned
from a visit to relatives in Santtic.
Miss lithe! Davis has been visiting her
sister Mrs. Smith near Duck Bond.
Mr. Wilks Green ami wife a'C visiting in
L'ioss Keys.
Dr. and Mrs I'ool hive returned from a
visit to GletiiL SpL'.ogs.
I was at a pic-mc given hy the Duck Bond
Sunday Sclio d near Mr. George Barnctts,
last Sunday, it was a success. Two good
speeches on S. S. work, and the music on
the organ given by Mrs, Mcdlic Smith and
Miss Bessie Galman with the sweet voices
of the choir was a treat. The dinner was
excellent. J.
An;. 27.--We are getting very dry here,
and if it doesn't roiu in a few days vegetation
will be greatly retarded, especially the
gardens whioh are already showing the need
of it. Tomatoes, for some uuaccountable
reason, have been n failure almost everywhere
this season.
Gar loads of cabbage from Hendersonvillc
pass here every day en route to Charleston,
showing that while we .arc d?s itute of such
things, our neighbors are able to supply our
Fodder pulling is now the order nf the I
day, and in eomc piaces cotton is opcoiog
right rapidly Altogether the outlook for a
good crop is quite tlaiteriog.
I'rof. Brocx. of lnman. will open school
at this place next Monday the 3rd. lie
comes highly tec uumended, and no doubt,
he wi'd have a very large attendance. He
has also accepted the pastornte of the Baptist
ltev. J. L. Silley is now conducting his
protracted meetings 011 the Cireuit, and will
begin services at our church 011 the 2nd Sunday
in next month.
Mrs. S A. Lipscomb and Miss Annie
Wood, of luiffney, have been visiting relatives
here for several days.
Mrs. Jus. Turner has returned from a
month's visit to Westniios'er.
Mrs. F. I'. Yates and little daughter, havo
gono for several weeks to Chick Spriogs,
tireeuville Co.
There is a good deal of sickness in the
community : but none of it is serious.
The ouce famous Kirby Springs wuich is
about 0 miles distant from this place, is
again getting to be quite a popular resort,
espccii ly with the going people.
Etta Jane.
An.. 27.?We arc having showers and
clouJy weather, so that the farmers are at a
stand-still about their fodder. The fodder is
burning upon the stalk. Cotton is hegiuoiug
to open.
Several of our people have attended "the
tent meeting" at Mt. Vernon. It is still
going on.
Hon. 1>. E. Fiuley, candidate for Congress
iti I It id ( ai.trroowiftnnl fliatfint rnn.lo
hi a visit last week. lie spoke at Owen's
Ford nm'i also at Timber Kidgc.
I'ucle Jetf Hughes took in a good portion
of the political campaign. This, he usually
dues, but is no Candidate himself for any
Today is l!cv. Ill Hick's tiinc for another
earthquake. A prediction of this kind,
coming from him strikes many people with
abso'ute fear.
The fools will never nil be deod,
I'll tell the reason why ;
The young ones come to take their place
As fast as (he old ones dieLast
week Bd Champion, Mail Carrier on
iho route from this place to Qaffney City,
was caught taking some of Mr. Solomon
Stroup's sheaf oa'.s from his born without
leave or license. A warrant was issued f?r
liim and lie was arrested. The case was
settled by his father paying Mr. Stroup $10
and all costs, besides agreeing to keep the
boy off the line in the future.
ttur people were much disappointed yesterday
in not having Dr. Thos. II. Law, D.
D., preach at Salem as was announced on
Thursday he would do There was a mistake
in (he announcement. It is next Sabbath he
is expected to tut itev. .nr. nooenson s
place tliere.
l'rof. Koss lias a large singing school at
ijalem. He has about GO scholars. The
book they use is Oospel Hymns No. G.
John Sliullz left for parts unknown last
Saturday. A'so Mr. Henry McDanicl's foreman
Anderson is on a strike. Vox.
Arc. '2s.?The campaign meeting here last
Friday was a very humorous one and everything
was .juiet and orderly. Nearly all the 1
candidates were prascnt and made their
usual speeches. Mr. J. 11. Johnson candidate
for Congress was also present nnd was
given an opportunity to speak which lie
accepted, lie made a fine speech and made
many friends. Kvcrything is in readiness
for the primary today. What the result
will be remains to be seen.
We have had no rain of any couseijucnce
for some time and the opinion of most
people is that the cotton crop is considerably
injured hy the dry weather. The late
corn has also suffered an J will be lost ltnle-s
rain comes very soon. Fodder pulling
i* mi h ind and cotton picking is near by.
Smne cotton i' being picked now
There is sonic fever in the country and it is
feared there wilt bo a great deal of it this
I ?-? o ..nlnf f \ aicn in I Annuni lln
Mr. Hon (eibson is preparing to make terra
cutia. lie has soiiie imniMs ma'lc an<l well
r .uimeiicc moulding Moon. .Mr. (iibson is a
well digger and lie proposes to dig wells and
will lliem wi?li terra cotfa, He is g>ing to
in ike a 1 'i two feet in diameter and put in a
well in our town for a sample. So we will
eo what we will see.
or graded school will open its next sesi<i,i
the I'gtli of Sept. Prof. Aycock expects
i line .j ening and a good school for the next
t*n hi.ml In. lie lias (wo lady assistants as
I wrl In- -e ii in bis advertisement and they
| are t.idIi very competent, one of them will
I have charge of the mu*io which will he
| taught it a very reasonable price.
Mr. 'barley Scott, of Arkansas, but form|
rrly .if I nion County has t?eon for some
I iy- an a vi-.it to relatives in our town, Mr.
I Sr..it is nee uupaiiicl by his y..iing bride
| wiiy... h lately welded m Arkansas, Miss
?i?y Mitchell, of Spartanburg, Is In company
with Mr. nrd Mrs. Scott.
Air. James Ilrown nn I wife of Uowdcysville
have been ou a visit to Joncsville ami
vlcini'jr. *
Miss Nannie I/vingston who has been on
an extended visit to her sister, Mrs. Kev. J.
S. Porter has rc'urued to her home in Newberry
Mrs. J. W. Tench an I sin, of Florida, wlio
have been visiting in Joncsville have left.
There is another new enterprise in Jonesvdlc.
Mr. W. II. Aluian has opeucd a furniture
ani general manufacture and contractors
busioess. Mr. Aloiau certainly has a
tine mechanical and inventive mind.
At o. 28.?Mrs. J. (J. Long and children,
of Union, arc visaing their many relatives
and friends m Joncsville.
Sheriff Long Ins alsi been ou a visit to
his native town.
A good rain fell this evening and gladdened
many hearts.
Mr. J. L. McWhii ter and wife and Miss
Nonic Fripp all left Joncsville today for
Washington ci'y on a p'casure trip.
ll.vti.kv Tkxas, Aug. 2;lid 1801.
Editor Union Timks:?Last week I went
to Galveston, our Sea port to spend a day or
two, where I enjoyed a bath in the Salt
wAter mill n ri it* mi th? hit v. (tAlvrsIrm is
"w"'? * ? *v v" - ? - ?^ - ?
the richest City in the State, like Charleston
in Carolina, lint Galveston is not the largest
City in the Stale, there being two others
larger, Dauiely : Dallas, ami San Antonio.
It is said, Galveston has 30 to 3"> millionaires.
On my return from the City "by the
Sea" I stopped at Dallas where the State
Democratic Convention was in session. This
being the first State Convention ever attended
by this deponent; of course lie thinks it
a b<g affair, ami to be sure it was a big
thing, there being from 3000 to 1000 delegatei
in attendance lliere are over 200
organize! Counties in the State, and au
average of 20 delegates from 200 Counties
would run the number to 41XH), So you can
see at once that the crowd was large, very
large. There were at first 4 Candidates for
Governor before the Convention namely :
lien. John 11. Kcagan, Kailrcad Commissioner
of Texas, Ex-Uuited States Senator,
and ex-Post Master General of the Confederacy,
etc. etc., Sam 1 IV. T. Laoltam, a
South Carolinian, Clias. A. Culberson pre*
ent Attorney-General and Jno. D. McCnll
Commissioner of the General Land Office.
The first important thing to do was to adopt
a platform of principles?which consumed
sometime, as our democracy is divided into
two factions. The C'cveland and anti-Cleveland
factions, there was a considerable fight
over !li? platform, but the Cleveland faction
triumphed and adopted a platform endorsing
Cleveland administration, and embodying
in it the finaucial plank of the National
Democratic pla*form of 1S'J2. This did not
suit Judge lleagau, and he, at once, withdrew
from the gubernatorial race. McCaU
also withdrew. This left Culberson aud
Laoharn in the field to contest for the honors.
Mr. Culberson was nominated, however, on
the first ballot, he haviug nearly one half
the votes of the Convention instructed for
him in the primary conventions aud elections.
Mr. Latiham niude an honorable clean
canvass of the State, aud he conies out of
this cunvoss as clean and unspot'ed and
more triumphant than when lie eutered it,
and I am sure 1 speak the whole truth when
I say he is one of the most popular men in
the State to day. Notwithstanding he was
not choscu as our Standard bearers. Mr.
Editor you will hear from Sam. Lanham
Our nomiuee for Governor, Clins. A. Culberson,
is a Son of Congressman D. 15. t.'ulbers
>n and at this time Attorney General of
Texas, about forty years of age, was boru in
the State of Alabama, but reared in Texas,
and a man of undoubted character and abil*
Our State will likely have four uckets in
the field this year. There arc three already
and I am sure there will be one more, those
in the lists now arc: The Democrats, He
publicans and People's Party. The Democrats
were divided two years ago in Texas,
but happily for the Democracy this queer
predicament does not confront the party in
this year of grace. The two wings came together
early in the year in a harmony meeting
which was arranged by the respective
lenders and the ditferences were amicably
sctt'ed, and il is said that one wiog carried
otf the principles, while the other carried the
officers (offices) in the Democratic Convention
last week at Dallas.
The Populists or People's Party have developed
much strength in the .State especially
in the Northern part, enough to arouse
the Democratic hosts who are belter organized
and equipped for the fray than they
have ever been since I have been in the
In the 5th Congressional District the Populists
propose to contest overy inch of
ground with "our Joe \V. Bailey'' who is
one of the youngest, if not the youngest
member of Congress, Joo has no opposition
in his own party for Congressional honors,
but in this district the "pops" are as thick
as hops and they may scire Joe with Kev.
W. M. Browder who is their candidate and
a man of considerable ability.
A few words about the crops and I will
close this communication. The whrat and
oat crops were very goo.1 this year. Wheat
is low in price it ranging from 111 cents to
55 cents per bushel owing to the grade.
The price of oats is higher than usual this
year caused by the scarcity of corn, which
range from 'J8 cts. to dl) cents per bushel.
The orn yield this year is shorter than
la?t, the extremely hot weather the first part
of .1 illv cut it short. By-thc-way the mer
cnry was higher here in July thon lor about
IN years, for days?July 1st, -ml and did,
it stood at l(Mi to 110 degrees in the shade.
The cotton prospect is very fine at this
time, but rust and the boll worms inny injure
it materially before it matures thoroughly.
The farmers are picking cotton now
and a great many new bales have already
been sold. J. 8. ('
? ? .
II was n Great Kim.
The fastest run ever made between Jacksonville
and Washington has been accomplished
by the l'lant system, in connection
with the Atlantic Coast Line.
These lines were selected as the otlicinl
route from Florida to Washington by the
Kniglits of l'ythins. The special train left
Jacksonville at 15:-') p. in., Central time,
August -'nth. It arrived at Savannah at
p. m., Charleston 8: l > p. in., Florence
1 ): '!! p. m., Hichmond -Villain., and Washington
vo'.t a. in., liastcrn time, making the
run in tificon hours and forty-nine minutes,
a dis'ancc of 77* miles, Ibis is the quickest
time ever made between these points,
beating the record made hv the Florida
Central and Peninsula road, on April '-'dtli
las', by two hours and forty 1111111110?.
The run is one of the most remarkable in
his'ory and gives the Plant aii'l Coast Line
systems a prestige which it will l?e hnr I to
overcome, and makes a record which may
never lie beaten. ? /fry/*'' r.
Aii Executive Newcomer
to Sunday morning tluro arrived at the
executive mansion a handsome young lady,
who will remain a- a member of liovernor
Tillman's family f >r an indefinite period.
Iler only name tip to date is Tillman. She
is ipiitc petite, hut being of good health,
there is every indication that she wi I grow
rapidly, and in the course of human events,
go to hoarding school, etc.
(lovernor Tillman has received many cm
gralulalions on tho arrival of the little new
comer at the mansion Several ol the teller?
Icumc fr?jiu St iu-. - X:' .
The Presidents Views on the Tnrlff Kill.
Washington, Aug. 27 ?l'resid nt Cleveland
has written the following lc'tor to
Kepresentntivo Catching* of Mississippi, in
wlrch he sets forth his views of the new
taritf law and gives his reasons for not
approving the till:
Washington, D. C , August 27.
lion. C. T. Catchmgs.
My Dear Sir: Since the conversation I
had with you and Mr. CI >rk of Alabama a
few days ago, in regard to u?y action on the
tariff bill now before me. I have given the
subject further und roost serious consideration.
The result is, I am more settled than
ever in the determination to allow the bill to
become a law without my signature.
When the formation of legislation, which
it was hoped would embody Democratic
ideas of taritf reform, was lately cutered
upon by the Congress nothing was further
from my nnticipa'ion that a result which I
could not promptly and enthusiastically
eudorse. It is, thereto o. with a feeling of
the utmost disappointment that 1 submit to
a denial of this privilege.
I .1.. wlnim i/t Kn hnllnr ihn niAUQ?
es of my patty nor do I wish to avoid any
responsit ility whch, on account of the
passage of tips law, I ought to bear as a
member of the Democratic organization.
Neither will I permit myself to be separated
from my party to such an extent as might be
implied by my veto of taritl legislation,
which, though disappointing, is still chargeable
to Democratic effort. But there are
provisions in this bill which are not in line
with honest tariff reform, and it contains inconsistencies
and crudities which ought not
to appear in tariff laws or law# of any kind
Besides there were, as you add I we 1 know,
incidents accompanying the passage of the
bdl through the Congress which made every
sincere tariff reformer unhappy, while influences
surrounded it in its latter stages
which interfered with its final construction
and which ought 101 to be recognized or
tolerated iu Democratic tariff reform counsels.
And yet, notwithstanding a'l iis vicissitudes
and a 1 the bad treatment it received at the
hands of pretended friends, it prevents a
vast improvement to existing conditions. It
will certainly lighten many a tariff burden
that now rests heavily upon the people. It
is not only a barrier against the return of
mad protection, but it furnishes a vantage
ground from which must be waged further
aggressive operations agaiust protected
monopolies and governmental favoritism.
1 take my place with the rank and file of
the Democratic party who believe in tariff
reform and who kuow what it is ; who
refuse to accept the results embodied in this
bill as the close cf the war: who arc aware
of the fact that the livery of Democratic
tariff reform has been stolen and worn in the
service of Republican protection and who
have marked the places where the deadly
light of treason has blasted the counsels of
the brave in their hour of might.
The trusts and combinations, the cominuiiiou
of pelf, whose machinations have
prevented us from reaching the success we
deserved, should not be forgotten or forgiven.
We shall recover from our astonishment at
their exhibition of power, and if then the
question is forced upon us whether they
shall submit to the free legislative will of the
people's representatives, or shall dictate the
laws which the people must obey, we will
accept and settle that issue as one involving
the integrity and safety of American
1 love tiie principles of true Democracy
bee uisc tliey are founded in patriotism and
upon justice and fairness toward all interests.
I aui proud of my party organization,
because it is conservatively sturdy and persistent
in the enforcement of its principles.
Therefore, I do not despair of the efforts
made by the House of Representatives to
supplement the bill already passed by
further legislation, and to have engrafted
upon it such modifications as will more
nearly meet Democra'ic hopes and aspirations.
1 canuot be mistaken as to the necessity of
free raw materials as tbe foundation of
logical and sensib'e tariff reform. The extent
to which this is recognized in the legist
ion already secured is one of its encouraging
and redeeming features; but it is vexatious
to recall that free coal and iron ore have
been denied us. A recent letter of tbe
Secretary of the Treasury discloses the fact
that both might have been made free by the
annual surrender of only about $700,000 of
unnecessary revenue.
1 am sure that there is a common habit of
understanding the importance of free raw
materials in tariff legislation, and of regarding
them as only related to concessions to be
made to our manufacturers. The truth is,
their influence is so far reaching that if disregarded
a ompletc and bcncficient scheme
of tariff reform cannot be successfully inaugurate
1. When we give to our manufacturers
free raw materials wc unshackle American
enterprises and ingenuity and these will open
tho ilortr4 of torpitrn ni>irL-i>N to llio ro/vnnhAn
of our wares and give opportunity for the
continued remunerative employment of
American labor. With materials cheapened
by their freedom from tariff charges the cost
of their product must be correspondingly
cheapened. Thereupon justice aud fairness
to tho consumer would demand that the
manufacturers be obliged to submit to such
readjustment and modification of the tariff
upon their finished goods as would secure to
the people the benefit of the reduced cost ol
their manufacture, and shield the consumer
against the exaction of inordiuatc firofits. It
will tints be seen that free raw material and
a just and fearless regulation and reduction
of the tariff to meet the changed conditions
would carry to every humble home in the
land the blessings of increased comfort and
cheaper living. The millions of countrymen
who have fought bravely and well for tariff
reform should be exhorted to continue the
strugglo, boldly challenging to open warfare
and constantly guarding against treachery
and half licartedness in their camp.
Tariff reform will not be settle! until it is
lioncMtly and fairly settled in the interest
and to the benefit of a patient and long suffering
Yours very truly,
Electric Hitters,
This remedy is becoming eo well known
and so popular as to need no special mention
All who have used Electric Hitters sing the
Sinn!1 sontf of l)r:ti<to.? A mircr mc.licin,' lines
not exist and it is guaranteed to do nil (tint
is claimed. Klccric Biitcrs will euro nil
diseases of tlio Liver and Kidneys, will
remove Pimples, Boils, Salt Kheum and
other allections caused by impure blood.?
Will drive Ma'nria from the system and
prevent as well as cure all Ma'nrial fevers
? For cure of Headache. Constipation and
Indigestion try Fleetric Hitters ? F.ntiresatis
faction guarantee I, or money refunded.?
Price o" cts. and SI .*M> per bottle at B. F
Posey's drugstore.
Kenneth Bnzctuorc had the good fortuni
to receive a small bottle of Chnmbcrlnni'
Colic, Cholera an 1 Pinrrlmi Remedy when
j inree iiiemocrs 01 iiis family were sick will
[ dysentery. This one small bottle curcc
(hem ail in.I he had some left which hegavi
10 <?e<?. W. Hiker, a pro nincnt nierclnnt o
(he place, i.owislon, N and i( cured liin
of (he Mime coinp'aiiit. When troubled will
dysentery, diaTluea, colic or choleri
morbus, jfivo (his reine ly a Ir'nl and ym
will lie more ihau pleased with (ho result
The prai?e thai nalurally follows its intro
duclioii and use lia^ male il very popular
I'o and f?o cent hollies for sale by H. K
I'os'-y. Druggist.
?JJ 1 ' ? I
Report of Union County S. 8. Convention.
The Union County Inter-denominational
S. S. Convention met at Salem Presbyterian
Churoh, 4tuns'. 21; 1891 aud was called to
order at 10.80 a. m. by Jas. L. Strain, Secretary,
who announced that neither the President
nor Vioe Presidents were present, 8. M.
Itioe, Sr., ra?vcd that a temporary organisation
be cflfecte I and that the work of the
Convention be pr cee Jed with.
W. T. Thompson was nominated and elected
Chairman pro lem. He to>k the Chair
utidcuUcl the Convention to order. Choir
Sung No. 50 (Joy and gladooss) and devotional
exercises were conducted by H. W.
The enrollment of Schools and delegates
were as follows :
Abinglon Creek?P. S Webber, W. S.
Wofford, Miss llounie McCluney.
Asbury?Win. Thompson. i
Belmont?Davis C. Bailey.
Lteihesda?G. O. Ilugliey, J. W. Wilson,
11. F. Lee.
Bogansvillc?J. B. Lancaster, Miss Grnco
Hodgers, W. C. West.
Corinth?C. T. deary, K. G. Welchell.
Klford Grove?W. M. Horn, B. F. Gregory.
KlBethcl?Jas. Burgess, /. H. Philips,
Dnhot't Hnrupfl.i).
"Yilit" Hock?M. L. Otis, G. T. Qauit.
Flint Hill (No. 1)?11. L. Coleman, S. M.
Hice, Sr.
Flint Hill (No. 2)?W. 1?. Davis, J. E.
Flint Hill (No. D)?S. M. Hice. i
Foster's Chapel?John Sprouse. *
Gcthscmane?0. G. Philips, Jackson
Thompson. Misses Ellen Kirby and Linra
Jonesvillc (Baptist)?A. A. Gaulf, 0. B.
Fowler, Jessie Ltwson.
Jonesvillc (Methodist)?J. B.Foster, Miss
Dunn Vista Fowler.
Jonesville (Presbyterian)?II. W. Gosactt,
Mrs. L>r. Liitlejohn.
Kelly's Chapel?P. H. Jeter, P. P. Hami'ton,
W. T. Jeier.
Mt. Ararat?P. B. Darwin, A. M Patrick,
F. T. Patrick.
Mt. Vernon ? N. W. McDcrmid.
Mt. Tabor?N. C. Painter, W, G. Cudd,
W. J?. Vaughan.
Messopot tmin?W. C. Kirby, Miss Mollie
Kirby, T. B. Goforth.
New Hope?B. W. Whitlock, J. T. Scott,
Miss Sallie Scott.
Pacolct (No. 11?J. W. Sanders, Miss
IIattio Kcndrick, J. J. Kendrick.
Put man?H. II. Hobinson, Gordon Williams,
Miss Ella Gibbs.
Hocky Creek?J. G. Gall man, R. M.
Sprouse. Mi-s Mnggie Belue.
Salem (Presbyterian)?The whole School.
Santuc (Methodist) ? W. J. Friday, L. B.
Sardis (Methodist)?C. S. Greer, Wallace
Vaughan, T. J. Betonbaugh.
Sardis (Uniou)?I. N. Patrick.
Sedalia?It. H. Stewart, J. W. Sanders,
J. L. Bobo, Miss Nora Williams.
Union ^ Baptist)?Dr. J. G. Going.
I'n on (Methodist)?W. T. Thompson, S.
M. ltice, Jr., E. U., Miss Ella ltodyes.
Wilsou's Chapel?It. C. Patrick, W. A.
George, J. R. McCulloch.
Wesley's Chapel?J. 11. Brakcneld, W.
T. Farr. .Mrs. E. F. Vaughan.
Total aggregate 1002 Scholars and 151
An Address of Welcome was made by J.
E. Strain Superintendent of Salem Presby
tcriau bcuooi.
Uu motion t\ Committee of five was tippointed
by the President to nominate oflices
for the ensuing yeur.
Suid Committee consisted of 8. M. Rice,
Sr., 1'. S. Webber, L?r. J. G. Going, 8. K.
Kstes, and Johu Sprousc who reported tlio
following ticket:
For President?W. T. Thompson; 1st
Vice-President, It. L. Coleman; 2nd VicePresident,
W. T. Jeter; Treasurer, T. M.
Littbjolin ; Secretary, Jas. L. Strain ; Kxecutive
Committee, S. S. Stokes, J. W. Scott,
G. T. Gault, S. F. Kstes and B. W. Jetor,
nominations were confirmed by the Convention
electing said nomiuces to their respective
President elect, in an appropriate speech,
acknowledged the unexpected compliment
p?id him, and assured the Convention thnt
lie would do all in his power to make it a
The following Committee on Narrative was
nppointed to-wit : T. M. Litilrjohn, J. B.
Lancaster. J. 11. Foster, Choir Sung No.
105 (J. and G.)
Adjourned for dinner?one hour.
Heading of Reports and discussion of same
was first taken up in the afternoon. Report
of Abingdon Creek (first School on the
list) was real by Kev. P. S. Webber, an 1
an elaborate discussion of the same was
entered into by P. S Webber, K. C. Farr,
T. M. L'tilejohn, J. L. Strain, W. T. Thompson
and II. W. Gossett.
1 Query:?"Origin, original purpose of
tlie S. S.?its aim in tins light of (hind as
a teacher," was discussed by T. M. Little*
jolin, IV S. Webber, II. F, Morten, and It.
C. Farr.
A letter from Brother S. S. Stokes was
then read by the Secretary, and on motion
was received ns information.
Choir sung No. 131 (J. ami (1.) and at
4 1*. M. Convention adjourned to meet tomorrow
at 9.30 a. m.
Convention met pursuant to adjournment
and after prayer by l'rof. H. O. Sams, was
declared ready for business. Minutes of
yesterday's proceedings were rend and approved.
Choir sung 55 (J. and U.) and
President extended an invitation to all S. 8.
i workers to take seats in the Convention.
'dud Query:?"Mow did Chiist observe
the 8abbath day," was discussed by J. L.
, Strain and l'rof. It. <). Sams, choir sung
No. U3 (J. and (J.) and Query was further
, discussed by Kev U. F. Clarkson, S. M.
, Bice, Sr., and N. W. Mcliermid.
3rd Query:?"Some reasons why every
Church should have Sunday School" ? was
i discussed by N. W. McDcrmid, W. T.
Thompson, ami Prof. it. u. nains. un
inoiion of T. M. Liltlejohn it was agreed
that Prof. Mains proceed to give (lie "normal
method ' of teaching on the blackboard,
after which Convention adjourned one hour
for dinner,
Convention met at 2 P. M.?Choir Mung
"Wliat a friend we have in Jesus" ! On
| motion the Convention dispensed with the
lust tjuery on the programme after short
speeches from different brethren, and proceeded
to i lie miscellaneous work before it.
Ou motion it was agreed thai the Convention
would now receive invitations from
Schools to meet with them next year (IN'.lo.)
The following Schools gave invitations to wit:
New Hope, Hi Bethel. Asbury, Padgett's
j Creek and B igansvillc.
Ilcpnrts from Township Superintendents
were called for, and brethren S. M. Ihce,
Sr.. and Jas. M. Whitehead rend and handed
in writtt 11 reports -others rendered verbal
reports of their work, which gave general
? satisfaction that tlie work was prospering.
The election of Township Superintendents
resulted as follows : ? Draytouville, W. N.
1 .1 cileries : tSowdevsville. T. M. Liitlcjohn ;
i I'inckney, Vernon Askew; Union, S. M.
I Itice, Jr.. li. I'., Jonesvi'le, II. W. Uosselt;
llogansville, Jns. M. Whitehead ; Cr ss Keys,
Jtdin W. Sanders : tiishen Hill, S. M. It ice.
Sr.; Fisli ham. J. 0. Ilioe; Siiuluc, J. W.
i Gregory.
, The following delegates to the State S. S.
Convention oi next year were ciecicu
1 a." follow: T. M. Litilejohn, .Install Crtid?
1 n|>. . A. Nieliolsoii, S. M. Itice, Sr. Tin;
fol owin^ resolutions wore ollered and unanimously
adopted by a ti-liiR vote of I lie
l{f.S"h"l :?That the thanks of this Convention
nre due and hereby tendered I'mf.
It. U. Sums, of (.1 illney C'i'y, for the vuluaVo

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