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Or; the Story of Mary and Uor Little
A stern chase is a long one, but
the zest of the pursuor is often
me isured by the length of the pur
suit, and a triumph is all the more
enjoyed after a difficult encountor.
The political contest, too, in Sopith
Carolina is one of unusual hoat, and
is characterized by much bitterness,
and it is therefore a relief to enjoy an
episode in which the ridicalous is
theo pre1oimfaiut . feaituro and in
which the game has been at least
fun to the boys if the frogs have
had a hard time of it.
The burden of the present Prticlo
is a game of fox and hounds in
which A meimbor bf Congress, so far
relaxed his dignity as to porsonate
Reynard, while the other charactor
was assumed by a gentleman who
takes a hand in everything and shines
inall,and who at present is the choice
of the Democracy for Senator from
Congressman A. S. Wallace, who
has represented the people of this
district for four terms, sometimes
by the grace of Congress, some
times by the aid of Federal bayonets
and infamous dragonnades on the
people, and sometimes by the sloth
of the whites, is too well known to
our readers to need a description.
He is summed up in an expression
of Judge Mackey's that every tiie
be sees Mr. Wallice lh expects to
fimd protruding from his capacious
coat tails seventy-five rattles and a
Maj. Woodward also needs no
description. By a casual observer
he would be considered the aitipode
of our worthy congressman, with
whom he has nothing in common,
and with whom it was thought no
human mind could be so anoma
I ously constructed in birth or mays
teriously warped in associating with
guileful men as to couplo him in any
possible way. But hgw these gen
tlemon met by chance-the usail
way-,how they became acquaintckd,
howv they called up spirits from the
Tvaty deep of the samC laIgdu, how
they broke broad and cracked jokes
with equal gusto, how they became
sworn friends, political Sineso
twins, as it were, and how thoy ex.
empiilied tWe old couplet "Eve.y
where that Mary wcnt, the lamb1 wa:s
rule to go"-to IIarILte ail this in
,as brief a space as possible is the
purpose of the present chronicler.
Mr. Wallaco desires a re election to
ConCess He seCs moreover his
eaiapidly moigfo inder him,
and lie knows thaL un~less s.:,mething
despeorato is done, Cal. Eria.s wviii
succccod him. Fairfield, to her
shniAmo be it said, has always been~
his stronghold, and whatoever mum
k jorities wvere cast against him else
S where they were counterbalanuced
hero. His last r esort was to r etain
S his grasp on Fairliol. For this
pups he con templatedi a canivass
in the county. Buit the difficulty
with him is that he cannot bear dlay
ig.hat. His record in regard to the
colored peolie is mnoro vulnerabnl
h an thaLt of any mlan, Democrat or
Retpublican, in the Southern States.
For this reaison heo is compelAled to
shun .discussion. Hlis only ;hiope
is to send out emiss tries to delid
his constituenits or to provent
them from attending anay mmeetinig
where his card- board character is
7 likely to be perforated. He accords
ing ly prepared to move 'in secret.
SOn M1 edneday night, September
27th, lie reached Winnsboro, and
having sgnt runners through the
~*county to suman the faithful to
6 some1 sedludted spots, set on t onl
SFriday mnorninig with Mr. H. A.
S tmith in~ a buggy. As a blind it wasw
given out that a meeting would take
Splace at thme cross- roads near Mr.
Pope's p\'i e, seven umdels from the
Boro. a Woodarmd, who is
developimi nto the most admirable
: electioneet'r in tile State, was onl
thme alert. Accordingly, ho p)osted
ofto the desigiiated spot ini order
to measure words wvithi a Congress
man. He had wearied of worsting
cross- road politicians and Senatoriaf
aspirants in the mighty fiold oh
forensic eloquence. He sighed for
fresh worlds to conquer. To, argue
ith a real live Congressman, one
whoahad sat -at the feet of Butler
na Blhaine and Colfax and Oakes
mes-who had voted to raise the
at on wool hats. and had made a
peech on chicory-was glory
nouigh, but could he vanquish
imn in debate then he was in a
ir way to pluck bright honor from
o pale-faced moon or dive into 1,be
ips and pluck upj drowned honor
ythe looks, While a special, aiche
onid set be, apart foi' him in Fume's
oud templo, o
he9. MajQr, intent onglory,
ilmed tlhe spot. All along the robad
ho had culled fresh flowers of rhoto
ric with which to adorn stub
born facts. To his disgust he saw
three colored t
guarding the political Thermofyle;
Fog ing that this was no timo for
ratulatin' speech, he assaulted the
garrison, One he brained with a
quotation from Hudibras ; another
went down bo lily bofore the pon
doLous weight of a cohunn of figures
inotchedsolidly from tihe roport oil
Legislative and.printing, expenlsOs,
alId the third was inconotnenlly
chokced by a copy of Ch.mboIl dn's
arra- unont of the Radic.d party.
The field was cle.ur, the Major was
monarch of all he surveyeo1. He
porched upon the fenlca to await
thecharge of oie -other .knight;
e0 rant. Grand, g1ldo y and peciliar
he sat like a sccptred herniit, wrap=
pod in the solitude of his own
originality-or words to that offect.
All was still around him. Not a
loaf stirred. Not a branch stirred.
Nothing brok tle bLillness save tho
occasional eaw of a crow, intent on
some corn-fiold--or the snore of his
sottor at his feet. Dreams of glory
passed through lis mind. He saw
the Senate-roomn 'with its plul car.
pe its gorgeA5ons hanging's and the
familiar face of Gen. G try sitting
beside him, and ryg peanut sihells
in a fourteen' dollar cuvpador. B:it
hark ! a iioi..e! It growiuoro dis,
tinet. Tio smund of hjorse.i' feet are
heard, the trampungr comies ne -.r
-It, is-it is-Wall ce, the long
looked for, come at last. He draws
nearer. A sahitation is exlianged,
"Good morning, Colonel." '"How are
you, Major ?"-"Colonel, I have cono
to in ake a speech w.ti you to day,"
"A speei, I am not going to mike
a specceli!--"Ah, we'll see more about
that to night." I promised Col.
Evins, if you ever came here, I
would escort you iinto every nook
and corner of the county, and I in
tend to do it. You are a sly old
fox, but you have got one of the best.
old hounds on your track you ever
sawil." "I am going nowhere," said
Mr. Wallace.' "Well" that will he
Seen. Inl tile nIealtime wo've got
some mighty bad hoys aihout these
parts, alid Iamn going along to pro
towt you, and I'll folloIw you right up
to the Chester line." Mr. Wallace
rather demurredi at first, but came
down gracefully, and the two en
tered inito a general convert~ion oil
td:c crops nna ' the weather and
politics. and other inltters, becoi -
ilig (llite soei ble, and gha'ring lunch
along tIhe road. For severil minutes
tihey travelled on, as the Major says.
"mo and Pup being the only two
ings along." At last thiy met Mr.
Powell, and Major Woodlwaril sent
hiim with orde, s to all t; e Dumocr'at s
who had started out that te imeet,
111 att tie cross-rioads wts a sham
3and they imtist follow onl, as lie wats
going to thO jiulipilg off place .
though he had no idea, where tl.at
wouhl ho. In tile imeanLwhilo the
trio wet on1. -At last the old fox
made for Feasterville, but the good
lmund still followe.l. At "Possu
Branch." ne:tr Mr. J. W. Yongue's
place, Messrs. J. W. McCreighit itild
Me ns Davis caught up in a buggy,
and tbo Major, taiking lis se it ill the
hugpy sor4, Mr. McC. bacek to c'all
upl the momner ils'. After trauveling a
11de1 or' moreU Messrs. Iranenus P 'pe
D:1. Evaon', Jos. Kenniie ly, W'a.
11leiron and Waml ter R~Iosbor'ougha
i'oda iup rnd joiined ini the proe(';n.
Maj. Wood ward had met MrIi. J1oe
Navi ttimnd hurried him back to tell
the people that he thought Wallace
was imking~ for a meeting~ at Feas
torville, and summmoning them to at
tend the meeting. Mr. Nevi 4t did
good wvorkc,as w~as afterwards shmow ni).
Up) hill and( dlown lill thle prio)oession
imoved, not a word being exchanged
betwveen tile foremost buggy and tile
rest of the company. The thing be
gan to beu monotonous. 'The fox would
turnl his hicad occasionallly 1back t~o
Heg tile pack following, an d the Major'
would say to the boys that lie saw
his brush dr'ooping and the hiolo
w',ould soon1 be io-acheod. 'Then, one
by one, othiers began dropping iln
'Jol. F". J. ianmeron, one of our1 next
othet s I ;ok their' pl .a' S n thle pro.
('Oesion. It was ai funerall pmees'e~aoni.
It was mi h1onor1 of the~ political doe tt~h
of time Congremm, and)t Major
Woodward wa chief mourner! The
sun declined in the wvest. Time1 r'an
'tself down in golden sands. And
still the line moved on, grave and
solemn. At intervals, fresh arrivals
sawelled thle niumber. Oc'casional ly
an en thusiastic individual would say,
"Followvs, I wouldn't take ton (101
laris for' this trip." Tile gentleman
to whlom tihe good 1)eopl1 of Faji'
field were assembling to. (10 1101nor
lookod b~ack. Still they camol. Still
they preserved a r'especctfu1l silence.
flut still they stuck. Skilful hunt
cirs thought tile hole was not far
'off ; and it was5 not. After p)assing
Fancett's s tore, tihe Congressmall11
and his eort turned into a gate
anid headed for Mr'. Wyatt Colo
mian's. Still up hill and down, still
through gates, wvhichl were cou r
toously .opened by tihe outriders, time
procession moved. Arriiving at time
house, the first bugey drove up to
the door and Mr. Wallace got out
and walked into the house. The
second buggy drove close to the
first, and Msj. Wqodward" got out
'ude w~1kea into-' thy house. Trho
riders disnxiouiged behind the second
bu.ggy and did not 01 tor the house.
Not at word vas spo on, though a
law sidos shook wit supprossod
laughter. Presently -Mr. Coloman
bate. out, seeminig surprisod, we
must confess, at the uleXp)ected
v.sitors, but ho extonded to them a
warm welcome. Tho spell of silence
WIs broken, arrangements %voro
matilde for a meeting that night, 8nd
most of the party dispersed to dif
forent placos4 in tho neighborhood
for mw.1 er. Mcs -r. W alhwo 'Iiid
Smith, however, and Maj. Wood..
wI WA t i 'Ws. DItvis, Koiimoiv
and Horron remained at Mr. Col
nmn'ls. In a few mfilultos Chris.
Coleman, Mr. Colenim's right hand
11111, cam0 e in, and hotwoon the two
the guests wore soon mde it ioio.
j. Wooo*ard introduced the
egNowd all round, and a general conl
versiation sprang ip. Supper wits
soon annoinced, alnd a1s none of the
party had had dinner, and some hiad
travelled twenty-five, -ind on had
como thil ty-eight miles, their appe
tites can be inagined By nino
o'clock the party returned, and
othors began to pour in. Capt.
Quinn and Capt. Legg, and the
Feastes and the Colem ns and the
CLosbys (of whom the nuno is legioll)
and minny otheit assenbled. By
olevenl o'clo.--k about on10 hund"red
whites mind ton or twenty colored
mien lid iviassembled. Tho night was
illuiiiiatoit by the moon, anud therO
WI it bracing chil iaost ill the air.
Mlaj Voodward was callod oil fur ia
speech iand responled' inl a few
humorous remiks. Calls were
then had for WNallaco Maj. Wood
ward bespoke for him aill atteitive
and respectful hicarillg He re
sponded in a short spech1 which
might have beeni mistaken for ono
from General Hanpton.
Col. Cameron was next called cn
and made i telling speech, arr'lligi
ilg the lRaIdicial parTv. He tonel (d
I on the assertion of Wallace that the
I result of lCeeIng a Denmocratic C '
gross br. u-ht cott( n to a lov price.
\VI-; .( initerrupted, but wis tuot w
wait for a reply.
ii. Datvis rollowed, compiliment.
ing MIr. Wamlace oin his cnriioni
to the Demo cia y, and thwn enter
ad into Stato politics. Mr. Wal
latce replAied, and to show his colored
licarors tihat he wNas Still a Radical,
he began one of his accustomie'd
1,sljk!hs, mal1 touichinig onl 6the
cavalry." This broug ht .Col
Ca li ern out. ngain 1111d ho
pitched into the record of tihe
gentleman in a lively nunor.
Then 0Maj. Woodward had a few
1110m Words to sa:1y, and l.stiv Mr.
Davis begg-ed for ia few umiomien ts to
explain Mr. Wallace's connection
with the Black Cudo and other mat
toris. The CoglressImllani talked
pretty stitlly for awhile, but his ar,
gumnc weio tied Igilst him,
especially when h1o said he
walited lonest 111e11 inl ofli'e, and
theni positively refused to say whioth
or he would miupport Chutmberlain
illd Elliott. He subsided it last,
111141 throw iu) the poll'e. By this
tieii it Iwas onei o'(c lock, an(1 Mr.
Vllaeo lgreed that it' the party dis
pursed lie would return quietly to
WVinnlsboro inl the mloringi~. Alaj.
Wood ward replying that. hoielikod his
c3omip:miy and woulisl follow him a1
week if 110 wishied, taking him to
ml tiie arrangemen1ict, and1( the paty~
dispensed wvithl cheers for TLilden, and1
KIemiptni anid reform1. Mr~1. WValae
tlumked themn for their 'ouirteous
tica.tmenC1t. Th'le nlext 1201rninlg after
a hoamrtyv breakfast and1( a cordlial
lowe-taking wvith Mrl. C Jlomanl, anid
CJhris wtithm prom11ises to retuirti.
M~,essrs. Wlllace( anld Smiithi 1 oturned
ini one0 huggyf anid Ma~j Woo lwardi~
and M'tr. D)avis inl the oth1er. The1(
ridle was rathier more sloci:thlo lhan
tiIt of the (liy pr1tviouis, The
M (jor anld t he Coh n'Al became es,
pcilly fiiendi~ly, 2and( passed' assu
runees of the higl 04 consi5dertionel,
eYach1 claiinig that1 toe had (con1verted
thle ot her. Thme news had spireado of
the ad(vnltio of the elveni ig beo; ,
and1( (ver one V w10thite, or' lacmk, miot iaho
retuing11' par'ty with ai br~oad grinl.
Th10 two can~iteisit tied~ their
hands(l on1 the colored inwni, andi
found eh I other wvorthy foemen.
For01 ta(3he bInefit of the ninot0eenl
hun-1 Ited and o;ld othetr cand1'idates
who are soliciting the sutffriages of
te inelgent voter, we appenld a
fwinsftane~os of the many that oc
(curred. Shortly after leavinlg Mr*.
Coleman's, Col. Wallace's keen eye
osp~ied an intelligent voter picking
cotton in the field. "Good morning,"
saLid he. "Good morning," ro-.
spond11(1 the I. V. "I-llo, howv are
you?"chm8 ill the Major ; "como1
you? oanigo a chawit of toblacco." I.
V.01 approacho with a grin, and tie
Mlajor dlismots~~. The ioColone~l also
dlismfouts. Both ap)proach the
fence together. T1hie Colonel, iln
qluisitively- -"Is hto a Democrat?" The
IMajor (who we risk all that we
possess in this sublunary shore,
hi as nover' seeni tihe man.f before)
"Democrat, yes; why he's the big
gest Democrat in the county, and
theopresident of a couple of clubs."
The Colonel to I. V.-"Woll, my
main, you must comlo out andc vote
for Wallace for Congress." M ijor
".e, and just toll all your people
Major Woodward's riuning for the
Senate, and he's going to stop all
histaig, and make things better'.
Tefl 'em all to .voe for himn." Look
here, that's a good looking dog; how
in ho after coons ?" T. V. "No, sir
ho ain't muen on coonP, but he's
powerful good on 'popsums." Major.
"Ah hal well, next timeI come along
I'll take a hunt with you. Come on
Colonel, lots go; its gettihg late. "
Some time: aftAr 4to party inot
two more colored voters. The Col
onel stons his buggy and shakos
hands-Major. "Look hero, come
sha~ke i:m s with 1110. Don't you
know I took good care of the Colo
nel ? He w..s goitig out in a bad
part of the coanty, and I just got
on my horso and weft along with
him and brought him back safe.
Did you iear it I" (elored voter,
who has imonbod somewhat freoly
"Yes, sir, I did." "Well, what did
you hear ?" "Well, 4.-sir, I hoord
that Mr. Wallace liadygono out and
you was gone out to take care of
him, and I think thqt was mighty
good! in you too, Majff' Woodward.
"Major-"I told you so I" Col. -
"Yes, ho got a hundred anl fifty
cavalry Iand"- DMjor-1-Yes,
antlid I took 'el iight straight up to
the house whore he was staying, 11a
I wouidn't let ia single lian colie
near liim to hi t him, and you know
thercs some powe iful bad follows
in these parts." C. V. excitedly.
"Yes, sir, uiey is." And the Colonol
drives on, and the Major swallows
two uliekles and chokes on a fhird,
an.t makes the mildjioannered re
porter besiido iiiii juimp half out of
his skin by a vigorouwt elutch on his
left leg. "Such is life, remarks the
Major," "Such is politics" conclu(des
the reportoi; and the processiol
Moves. Prosently a white man
comes by and ma -es a fearful
grimace in the effort to suppress a
gul'aw. Hre has hoard th news.
A.s ho ipasses the first buggy and
1 caches the second, he says, point
ing over his shoulder with his thumbi.
"Yo .mve got him yet, have you?"
"Ion bet," and the r(3Ortor is sup
plied gratis with ainother clute:i
which niakes him speulate whether
his limb, will be a doeo black in the
morning or only a r ld blue. Of
course the gentlemanniust know all
the pai ticulars of the affair and
some time elapms in #ho narration.
Tihe Colonel has pussql out of sight,
and the Speed is someiiiwhat accolora
ted to ovei take him. In the bond
of the road lie is sTn conversing
with three colore< men.' "Good
gracious, Major," ex .imed the re
porter with' an ' ey io fuin, "He's
getting ahead of vou ! Get up,
you vidain," (to the horse) and oiT
we go, at break-neck spool, and I
nearly run into the other buggy be
fore we can stop ouiraolves. "My
friends, did you know that the
Colonel and I had struck hands and
were rimning on the same plat
form ?"-Colored voters, "You is I:"
Yes, of course we me; I am a bett,-r
Ppiblican to -day thanm Colonel
Wiallac ) is. The ,>l.ml-' o4, I
think I'll imako a good tepublican
(of him yet." "Hoora1w for Major
Woodwa:'d," shout three pair of able
lungs, and three hats whirl in the
air. Mr. Smith, smnilling, and in all
under tone e-"Look hemc, Colonel, if
you piut anly such notions inl their,
hl:ids, I'll be hanged if Major
Woodward won't be elected." Major
-"Of comn-se I'rm gcing to be elected;
June-Mo~hbley followed ma arotod1 the
other day an td he told me if I. kept
on like 1 haid beguin there was no
doubt~l) ,bd bOel Cltd." T1he Colonel
-1 lsl you '/'om, you 'e taught mte
somec '.nrnkies ini cicetionleiniig.
M1 tjor "We~linow, Colonel, 1 knowv 1il
be elected. Anmy muan thatt can
tealch y'out dodge is bound to go
By this time, it will be observed ,
the sival canvassers had gotten so
ti,enm with a sp~oon. A miutual ad
m~a.ion is ;'poundi to spring up
betwoon foemt.-nt worthy of each
othomr's **tec. Even Goliath ofsGath
wou~ild have h'ad r espect for DavidJ~
hi ,d hie f.i. the si-.e nid weighac of
A iulndred other siimiilair instance's
might be r'eported inwicldog the
facet that two colored men01 on the
road gave three cheers for Major
Woodward andit Hamnpion. In the
iintervalhs of elctioneer ing the party
<hisussd crops and1( other' maitters.
A lhttle after three o'clock the part1'y
re.webed Winnisboro, andl~ Major
W~oodwardl escorted Mr'. Wallace
to the hotel. Thlait night Mr. Wal
laeo dleclinled the inv-itation to ad
dIress thle citizens, anmd left on Satur
(day niight b~y tihe train. And thus
elndedl thJe Fox Chase of Feastervillo
or the Story of Mary and her Litt'o
Lamb. Theii incident w~ill be remtem
bored many years. Of the victor in
this occasion~o have only to say
"That when(t he next doth take ai ride
Weo may be there to noe."
Judge Mackey says that Cham
berlain has mistaken his term.
This is not an insurrection but a
Judge Mackey thmnks that the
whites are p~erfectly justified in
forming rifle clubs, sinice they them
selves have boon rifled for eight
Chamberlain now abuses the very
rifle club whom lie accepted as as
escort in Chaorleston iin June lst,
and to whom heafterwa -ds presented
prizos in' Columbia. 'Consistency,
indeed ?
The citizens of Winnsboro, hear.
ing on Saturday, September 30th,
that Judge Mackey had reachld
town, returning from the meeting
at White Oak, sent a committee to
wait upon him and request him to
address them on tihe political issues
of the day. The invitation was
accepted and in a short time several
hundred whites mnd about a hun
dred colored persons had assembled
in the Court House. Dr. W. E.
Aiken, the Intendant (f the town,
was called to the chair, and lie ap
pointed Mr. II. Means Davis secreta
ry. After organization, Mr. T.
Ross Robertson announced that
Hon. A. S. Wvllace was also in
town, and oi his motion a coms
Imittee of three white and three
colored citizens was appointed to
invite himi to address the meeting.
The committee returned in a few
minites and reported that Mr.
Wallace retui ned thanks for the
invitation, but was two much in
disposed to spuk. The report was
received as information.
Judge Mackey was then intro..
duced to the audience and was re
ceived with the most uinbounded
enthusiasm. For severml minutes
the building rang with shouts and
applause. Order having been re.
stored, Judge Mackey made a
speech of two hours in length, dur
ing aill of which time lie held tl e
aut" nee enchanted.
Judge Mackey began by declrig
himself i Repblical, rejoieing in
holding the privileges of citizenship
in this great republic whose flag is
a symr~bol of freedum on every sea
on which it floats. As a national
Republicani he supported Hayes
and Wheeler, who are tihe standard.
bealrers of reform equally with that
other eminent reformer and gentlh
iman, Samuiel J. Tilden. Both of
the presidential candidates aire eii
nent men, and both confer honor on
their respectivo adherents.
Nt in this State tihe issue rises
above party. The platforms pre
senitedi to the people are almost
identical ; that of the Democracy
accepts in goodl faith the thirteenth,
fourteenth anid fifteenth amend
ments. The issue therefore is not
tIhe disenssion of amy plil'iciles of
government, bit the selection of the
algent by which tIe system is to be
itdiministered. Inl this critical
jilntil e, uietrality is a .c1 ime. A
good citizen must delne his posi
tion, and the time has coni when
(vely true son of South Carolina
umust follow where tihe phminie uf
Hamtiupton leads. [Tremendous ill) -
plause, wvith a sq(ueak from Jim
Faieett for Chumberflain.]
The industries of the State arei
partalyzed, the people fare groaning.
We see two races differing in orig"im
and c'ompilexionl but bo0th imlhled
by connmon interests in seeking a
'onmmi~n end1. Behold a State ini
wvhich thme heaviest taxation is ae
.onmpaniedl by the largest dlelic'ien
eies. See thme products of lablor
hlcd at a lower rate than for the
previons. twenmty-firvo years. Seei
anl entire pieopil goiing to ruin. Ini
this emergency, whi ' both politicalh
organizations are enlling aloud for
reforam, let us contrast the agents byv
which this dleamnd is to be answer
edC W.hile the D~emocramtie tic'ket
(ernblodies reform and g'eod govein..
imnt, the Repul'en.n St ateo ticket,
falsely so.-called, :s the embmodimnlftd
of pitiless, imeeiless pillage. [Ap
pla~use.] The Unionl League, of
which I am the highest oflicer in
South Carolina, compej~ls its mnems
horms to 5wearii aL solemnO oath before
thme lamip on the altar to support
none buit honest meon for olhice.
Whoever votes for thme present Re
puibliecan ticket viola tes that sacred
p)ledge. [Applaumse.]
Here Alf. Smith, c'olored, rose to
ask ai question0. Th'le Chairman
"Thme speaker must niot be0 inter.
rup 1ted." Judge Mackey-"L~et him
speak. Thme questioni to thme speak
er is the0 steel to the flint. It dIraws
forth the spark of knowledge."
Smith then began, but his remarks
were rather incoherent, andi Judge
Mackey 5aid(: "I will niot permit
you to make a speech St-rte your
question." The~ quelstionl being still
delayed, Judge Mackey said, "A.
S. Wallace has load~ed this'muan with
bad whiskey and pr'oposes to shoot
him off at me. I will not answer
him. [Loud laughter and ap
I was an adherent of GloV. Cham
berlain. I held that he deserved
the ap~proving sanction of the p)eo
pie. I alone of all his constituents
accompanied him from point to
point, canvassing for him, and ask,~
ing the voters to give him their
suppIort. I labored faithfnlly for
him in the State Nominating Con
vention, and when it was announmocd
by thme presiding officer of that body
that Daniel H. Chamberlain was
no-minated, I started'the shout in a
wild and earnest hurral) I bli o (ed
that Gov. Chamberlain .sygnbolized
reform, and felt that when again in
Lthe gubernatoridl chair he would
completo tho, great task he lad
I should h'avo stated that befort
ithe nomination, R. B3. Elliott, who
has been for eight years tle ioit
conspienous representitive of his
race, charged Gov. Chambe'rlain
with being a traitor to his party.
I know that this charge was duo to
the efforts made by the governor
for reform, the efforts whieh won
my admiration and claimed my sup
port. But Elliott further stited
that lie hld inl his hands docuiments
which would prove Mr. Chunberlain
guilty of a Crmn jo great that a
revelation would destroy Chamber
lin and bring uin on the lirty.
Ho demanded a secret session, but
the adhierents of Gov. Chaiunberliain,
confident in his integrity, and fear
ing that a secret session would be
an admission of his guilt, proniptly
voted it down. Chamberlain ro
plied, saying that he had been I old
that to secure a nomination1 li iust
use money or pledge himelf -
8upport the fraudulen t bonds aid,thI(t
Blue Ridge Scrip ; and he chairge1d
by indirection that Elliott was the
miouth piOco of the plunderers.
Clamiberlain was renominated, and
I regarded this as tihe triumph of
reform. This was at midnight. At
ten o'clock the followingv lmlorning,
I saw Chamberlain and Elliott
marching into the cpitol, armi in
atrm1 and keeping stp to the miulsic
of public plunder. [Immense ap
platuse.] Thwn I swerved from the
path which I had followed. [Ap,
platuse.] I speak of this il Sorrow.
I clmnot speak of the sudden fall of
this man fitted to adorn Ol. highest
places with honor, without so r.
His is the most melancholy wreck
ever stranded und scattered oi the
bleak shore of polii -s. [Applause.]
Elliott has beeu for eight years
the figlirc-Ihed of corrullptiol.
[Appluhse.] His subtlety behl the
Logislature together for 120 days
for work tlit could have b eon dus
pntehied in twenty. Nt t only the
State candidates svibolize cor
ruption, but the Legislature which is
to be elected behind thema amiust
have the same charaeoristics. ''his
ticket mieitia the mo.t corrupt. gen
eral assoubly over chosei. Such an
issimlbly will ever iore he seen in
South Carolina. The days of plm
der are 1nded. [App lause.]
Demagognos clling themselves
Republicaln den4ounce tle people of
the Soith ) as rebuls. h'lis namI no
longer exists. ItR has 1been blolled
friml the i.olitical dictionary. [Ap,
plause.] At Bunker Jill, it. wAs
Wiped( out, anid the pu1lse of the
Noi th throb-, with that of the peIplo
of South Carolina. And tile per ple
of Boston, when they threw flowers
in the pith of 111e represenh(it i ve of
the South whoshiared with them the
glories of their Centemiial, hade
thimi work ont, the redemption of
K)mth Carol ina before the (hr-isiums
berries shaill redden agtin. [En
thiuisiatic lapplause.]
While, however tile question of
reform11 i ; the greatest infores(,
ailother motive is of paranmouit im
portancev. GenVi. Hamiptonl shoul11d
not have iny vote if I thought for a mso
mtenit that by~ any act of his lie would
aba idge th~e right of the p)ooroest
inmn. Bettor grindiing povrity,
better hienlvy tiaationl, buetter any1
evil thahL~ the loss (of liberty. [Ap
plause.] But the strong arnm of
Hampnlton will give lproleetion to the
hiumibles t citizeni in the land. LL oud
I regret that Mr. WVallaee is not
pre!sent to niighit. [Laughter.] Hie
never ap~pears wvhien there is
anuy one to conifronit, himz. I wihi hie
were 1here to mioet m14 in respiectful
(debalte. Hie need not fear this 1s
sembilalgo. Ho wvould have had a
respecti ul hearing. Roplublicans are0
here to -mi1 hut, without molestation.
Mr. Walhaeo should1( not dlread( to lhe
plresenit, undi~er the protection (of the
prmesiding judge of this circuit.
W~ere he hero anhd the Ilast violence
offered him, I would p~rotect him)
with my life. [Applause.] So, I
am(1 sure, wo(uld Mr. McCarley.
[Loud laughter anid applause.]
He excuses himself on thme ground
that noe is not concernedl in State
in)terests. Hie should bo0 doubly
interested in these and( iln tihe wel
fare of his constituonts Hie dares
niot submit his cause to discussion.
Ho plays a double game. Ho re
fuses to say whether lie will support
Chamberlain and Elliott. He no
fuses to ansewer charges brought
against him. And on the 7th of
Noivemnber, judgmien t will-bo enter
ed against hiim by dlefault. [Ap.
plause.] Wallace goes in by ways,
he sneaks through the underbrush,
ho glides snake-like through the
grass, and thus makes his camp~aign.
Like a wily old fox lie eludes all
pursuit, till a good hunter runs) him
ito his hole, takes his torn and
shaggy brush, andt brings him back
safely to Winnsboro. -[Immense
applause.] The commritteo rep~ort,.
ed thins evening that Mr. Wallace is
at thme hotel. They are mistaken.
He is not there. His tough old
skiun is now safely stretched on the
barn-door of Major ,T.' W. Wood..
ward. CLoud laughter.] 0On the
26th i .September the sly old fox
'was rin into his ho) and 'captured,
by the Fairfield boa' es. [0heers.]
I will now speak oftaxation.
(4tthi pontCummuin s, a car
v.ho could not shmad (ho cast.igation
they had recuived At, the hands of
uCIdge Alachey, started for tie door.
The J udge said, "Com1o back, Mr.
Cumiings," hIt, being uiliceded,
added, "The men who leave aro
wise. They vill not stay in tho
cou1rt-holnso inly longer than they
etn get out.") [01reat laughter and
If taxation be So high tlIat tho
far mors nmst, mll their landm, 11o
laboror will -he too poor to0 buy.
High taxition) lessensm labor, but low
tatxation, by making money' mor
plentiful, increaseu (olp(titiol and
risiftes wNages. I ow of at laborer
nIt a jury %lwho A is own m
ployOr out, by t , Vordict
lgailnst hii for 'QCd at
an OxOrbitanr A labor
er himself. Ti ',ts Iin
ballotsi for cori' -uiling
1his employor is is own
chaiIces. Low taxitio 11 bring
immigration. Not, tihe immigration
of labororr that was. ill oporittioni
tfwo years ago. Few of thoseo im,11
migrants sirlvivo. They were
kieod to deadl by the ilncvivilized
noles on the plantations. [Latugh
tor.] 13u1t. low taxatioln will bring
in a ( flood of capital. The coultry
will bo developed, 11n1 the prico of
labor will be Vastly increased.
Thite election of Hamplton means
life to the lI)blic sc1o1S, that; aro
the fortress und biulvark of it freo
1p10)1o0. Ilat lol i tihe00 for IhO
eievatioln of the colored mllan's son b t
inl tle enjoyment of it liberIal syst ill
of oducat'on ? [Applause, pilrtici.
IaCC inl bV the ('01oed WhOle.]
And yet in th pati, tile HpubliCoan
Oflicials i111Y( HtaoleCn at. le.istC ne hCCC' CIlf
of thlo m1 oney appropriattetd for
educ ition. They have stolen th
bread of kow.ledgCe from fl :o
parced lips of the sons awd daugh
trs of the p)or of both rces.
[oiudCIII applaueic.] 'Thie scools fie
Opee(d on inl IVeraLge' OIlly 50 days
in th)e yo(N:11', when) th1e law denu1u)011ds8
a session of six lmoiths. Tho
tCach(r are Wholly inComupeLit.
The childrenl cry for breadl, anld aro
fed on) nCmidy crusts. [Applau1se.]
Nine tunthsK (Cf the 4C(Iool connoiN,0
sineis of the Htate are 1 111it, to
teach the lovest, gi'des, and3) yet,
th(y are place(1 ill s ' insevisioC ofF th
whole edhientionail systeml. 'Thel
14ch1oC's a e not.-plitica', an1d'tho
division of party hulet; inl elect-ing'
ntiger i"Ns of in-41yttIion in ()nt aC
paraliel wit.11 eml ploying i phys*V ic.iami1
he(n3lis he is a JepubI anI1113IC. And
ten1 thonsanu(d timlies a thol1)Fnand
brave mCCen' fnl Iobie womienI ill
h OritLh Car'olin, 11r1 8iCk of tile
di .ase of miisrile. JApplaus1.]
'The couinty) conniIs;sion)ers with 1mw
exe'ptions uu eurse'. FiIt y o f th(e:;o
faitless1iCo.4 servants hv beell ;nt to
the peniffJ.etiinr)v in this cirlcuit, IaIIlne
a inn-denC'). TheC Ipe'ple( are. dIiikled
CCII 1)CC'1180, fo.1 years 8i1)' 11)4
023C iC'I vj 4onul i- YO) 1 .1t)is
int) io class ys, the sLinners alld
the( i [A pplaus).]
Y411 are- toldf to vote the~ lM-puli
ennI 6Vieht and1 y'our SAXlvation 'si
Iure 'I'hIiS is- false EVer-y 1111m inl
Oie Union Leaglia is swr'to voto
for good m1en. YeX this body h.i3
been,3 wi'CIed fCor the advan113(cement311
of p)olitical desperalCdCs.
Stanto. TheyV ar11 as thick a38 black,.
hiC es'1C inl .J lm, or' tihe loensts that1)1
inCfested Egypt. ''ey 14Ca Cngagedl
to spCy and1 lie forI moneIIy, or' for
sel f-inCterest8. LIere'(, 1.hen, are' aI 8(e
of hmmners~uI who3C are employe)h)d to)
r'ido aroun'CCCd and go to IbarbIeene)sm
81uch a1 (1ne d ilfer fromI 1he hIonet
lbr. I)1Cin C thIis :,1 thJatter i'Ives b'y
the~ swe'at of is brow1, the forruer')
iby theo swonCt of hais jaw. [Lo0ud
lauCghtI.orC.] TIICho fellows go
arounIICd to bar1'Iy~Cues1, -and fthere' is
nioting good abIont themn hnlt their
app)i)tites. [Continuiedl langh ter'.]
In the Congresoional can1tvass, I
tako no0 part. [Laughter.] It isI
said( I op)pose im. I have neOver
toli the 1peop)1 not to take Mr'.
'Wallace, but I said 4 ako( him as8 an
emetic. [Loud 1.mCghter.] Yon
800 1 do not OpposO him. [Laugh
ter'.] Nor Oven) if I (1111 would1( I
aLttackC himn to nighlt. [LauIghCo.].
It is theC( rlh of at civilize.d warifar'o
neve1r to at tack a pr'isonoer, and Mr'.
Wahlae 18 to-nighI t 4.h) c'aptive of
It has1 hoon1 said1 thamt the State is
p)10 aro conc)ernefd. Ini the holly
Scr'iptluros, C1nen1tion is mado(1 of tho
pool1 of Betho1CCaL whIose waitors gavo
healing to th~e nations. But they
hatd no boaling propol)rtiCs unitil they
were0 stir) b'(ly tile wigs of anI
angel. TheC wingS of 1110 angel of
Reform aro( no0w spreafd over1 Soufth
Carolinn, and1 are0 Ltroulhing the politi..
cal waters to-night' TheyCO troub1ilO bnt
to boaMl, and11 r'elif will com1o1 asR 8uro
Jy ats the sun rjl~s in) its circlo
thr)ough theI hieavensf to-m)or'row. .
[Loudi IchO(ring.]
Rieformti must come. .We have
rchedCC( the1 mov~iidian~ of wr'ong.. and1
the sunf of misrule is itllking lii' the
west. [Loud apiplause.]
Judge Mackey then 4emons r &ted
to tihe blacks the foUt.i C.rei'ng'
creatUo alone, t1.e0 il w # 6ihl
numbeor the blacok0 of 6OutC,1o.f,'~
l a in thirty-twvo yesiu, .IG4/A4
tanadilv while tho'o -isr -no p

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