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"Sam" Jones in Cincinnati.
Solid Shots for Sinners and Sharp Say-'
ings for Shabby Saints.
Christ Jesus was a wondlerful
preacher. He was won(lerful in that
lie was always practical. No man
could leave an audience to whom
Jesus had preached and say. -Well.
he discussed some theologieal dogma
I was not interested in; he was argti
ing some ecclesiastical qu.-stion that
I felt no personal interest in." But
Jesus had some things to say to
every one. Why. when he preached
he looked over to the farmers present.
and said : -Listen, you farmers. you
tillers of the soil. The kingdoIn of
heaven is like unto a man going out
to sow seed." Hle looked over at the
fishermen present, and said : -Give
me your attention. The kingdon of
heaven is like a net let down into the
water. and it break with fishes as
you pullerl it up." When J.-sus
preached to the house-carpenters Ie
said : "Give me your ear. Take
heed how you build." And when lie
preached to the housewives present I
he said "Give me your attention.
The kingdom of heaven is like unto
the measure of tneai in which you
put the leaven; and when you go
back you will dnd the whole lump
leavened." When he preached to the
merchants and business men preseint
he looked them in the face, and said :
"You men who run on profit and loss.
what will it p)rofit you if youi gain the
whole world and lose y-our .soul?"~
There are so mnany- little fellows in
the Church; but, thank God- in the
harvest time we need them all.
D)own South. in harvest time. every
body is busy. The men are lahoring in
the field. the women arc cookingr, and
the children even arec at work bring
ing water, (down to the-three-year-old
boys. A little after dinner a black
cloud comes moving up from the
south-west, and the father sees a big
storm is comning. Ev-e:ythiing is htur
ried until the last shock of wheat is
puit up aid the big dr-ops comm teneec
to fall. arid all the company areprs
ent excep)t little Willie. WVhere is
lie? Hie was seen a momeut ago.
Father runs up) the lill and see's little
Willie in the far side of the fic-hh
stumiblinig along tinier the weigh:t of
a bundle of wheat. Hie wotild tall
down and get up again. The father
runs hurriedly to him and gathe rs up
both the little b)oy and the. sh'>ek of
w heat, and bears him away in safety.
I don't en-:e ho0w smiall you are. or
how big a sinner youi may wrestle
with. the Lord will come and take
hold of you and help y-ou alone.
sALLIE A NI) Ti il CHLi lc.
Many a fellow in this country -ay-s,
-I ain't making this money for- my
self; I'm juist having it up for Sallie
and the children.' Y es, and. yo)u
will giv-e youtr life jor mloniey, anl
hoard it, and; lay it up for Sallie and
the children; huit if yotu coui isee
Sallie and the children six months
after you were dead-Sallie with her
new teeth (l:'ughter). and the boys
with their fine turnnuts-you'd lhe
surprised to see how well Sallie and
the children got along without vout.
(Laughter.) You would that. I heaird
of one old man who gave his life ror
money, and spent his life getti::g
money and piling it up for his wife
and( children, and thle preaeber tIll
me he was visitingt at the louse abot
six months after the ob1 man a;d ied,I
and they put hima in one of the garret
rooms; and when lie went in he saw
a picture, with its face to the walb I
setting over in the corn.er, :. he
went over ah~d turned it aroumi, aind
saw it was the old mnan's picture.
its face to the wall!
I WO-nnbl not attempt to t2,l vCn 1:0
sov.e: qv ne reHvdtoegg
in this work h art and :I an,l soul.
'O -,- o o to _M -:-'* J:'il.
w t 1'. i 1. ' G A ow vs '4 rn::- I . Iv
toich I'uit '-o m.'"Ve tis who i . :
II' ('inein. w '4'4 'ant to :l' ati4'' l
do(es, it. 444 w:ui\'1 ted n'' ou4t't 44 4'' 4
hars Nouthw!r undris ur mn-. 0
She Rpnt .) .000 r a pathpwav f
t) the South: it wmit 141. , I
to open a l2Kil pathwaN-nY to the
eteril city. Iet us o n p sjIrit- s
ual Corimme.
pic ed i .' up ':' 44 . h a : ! to have
100 in mny 1Ok when I Sta:- :
my~ Crawforvi!!meetin sa. I ai to
the poor e' . "Iryou c:u (mane t
to w.tin w itu losin,' t in:e fo'('m
your work. an you tre in nee,L '
ralins, unwy t-> me and I wKl NAc
yo". An1d . -- -""ppeu on l"aVOCS
iryl in m:y!Anqe for ImWxr' lraU.
Nmy, -'r'.; re ,When we orid r
this worlb. it i.; a glorious w' .
Thank Go"d'fr such a vorl! to lvv it
in or thr.:'s re years :ui n I
I w'nt :;te'r. three-'ourtic t
earth's sur1e2 is cover with w n
if I wvant light. the n.ier1dian s" n
dors of the sun bQ da. :nd nt :IMht
IIe sprinkles t: heveo ' ik a
swIrm l f o' ln bees: if I w: t !!'w
ers. well.
Full :awr a. Gov.t C )brrn to hoo to I nM
And i w:,tv . ''
if I wnnt boos m o I I
shelve, l:aon with preclhou w(rK a
h)N te ome an1 real; i if mo:t '1
irend&, i fourteen m:mdra n& 1t
lIons o a igs around tne. (ni1(1
take evory 'v: ol' themi Or your P
riends; if I wnl! brCad. imodre42o
m1nilionS of arl.s of the arvest-I- 1I
wave towar !e and tel! me. hcre
cOmne 111n1 1 f vour lmn2er: il I W
want ol, the iowls or th Can t e
arn iil 0i goid: ir I want ny ti'. I
that tinni con. C 1 s, re. m11 t.: t : i
could ask f'r. th1 world san ilwrv it'
is. colno' an-. take it. Am'i I k: j
tat GAI lav; prepared a grail worl,l
for us her'after. bec'aus hl has :Ua do
suah a worl for us to i. do;,i S1re
in a ffiw dv . !
Give my44 -n! for ai 1.1. 44 1
erty' I can't Iet a t t to: and1' if' I'
could Iet H li:1' t4 it i cnt- m
v4erv bo:mt 1: l' G ( ih r 4'a I
the real esat : 'n A n4 4o
Somte Ite bil :; to Hlot'M ano':w
wilur tlir v': Sir, btonc ('ver1
auHt i1Z tove 4)4 i4.11 an tin to dA l
11 iOl i i 4 1:'' rt b0.4 40 1 iot in1
sui14. It is. ::s' in' um a en:'
- 1
ta o tL i nto1414 trouMe a.tl.ou !0 . i2'4 he
mfa r4r':: m: ': t4 4n 1-inst mu- - 1
tou t wrongly 'I will11 not on!',ar
von~l. u In i ""n: 4ur4 'our 4 ::'
lant.1'4 A oor'1 4:11ily wa found1 by
a(1! reporte I si::'i to ' I ath a:. i near-~'4
when11 te 4 a: ' to i :t*44l'
arment fo4.'r a4. hou in '00!'!I 4
doze. That1 0 '' rt ~ of 4.4 ner wi.
tu nit4 b i s e :4:3 vo w 'I
11arry 4 ec 'n b ::t one to i !'' with
'4a41 you4' : your 0(:4u ly. I wil t1l
an other th1- : 1.' 44:r I14 i e44ll cen .e I
4z1 n to' r maU'41 lus 5: :.1 the theu-e
oun a I 0-o-!. w:ta two 1 o t-ar
Tu I:: S 101 it any way you pla5.
T,m) i.ATI:.
SUITpOS you ha' a pecre otf rop
nr : von wvan t1,c it inIur Ie, awI
1 wN' )t<1 to have t!e iiisuran.-e
est -ollup an I SOe awl mnainidm
i,promiset. The insuranme agent
t,'ts; up with": 1 you. : " when1 you all
et to the Nront auto oi all me
:nis brstin; o o the iaeent
r the cellar 'of the huillinz. Tie
suranc age>t t rwi o.1, to youl
udi be say. -(;oorl-bh. ! (an't in
urc that prope'rty. it Ia lroidy on
re <lown in lie be::t." What
holu the ilsluralnC on this (ol worll?
;(logits tell u, She i-; on fire wav
< wn in the h menit, :ial 'esuvilus
Al -:naa,re hn : the! o!i-:eys to
i(e cnrmlia:rationl bL!oAw, and th 1:1>l
In lava ilows year after year m1l
Wv-r emow: God's wvor<, for, it.. thl.:
l wor i !: i burnel up.
A~ [Vi:
C(ns en. ! ' Consciences
ave lin! in their bowsom: they go
-'re thlev plenaa am! o ad n they
'ense t: live a they please, and
nntever they bos to do they do
. W God e.2p our COISCiences
lv su that w!w:: we do wrong we
-ill he Amseralie about it. That's
hat we want.
o1 theolo i : .1' have sail
ones sloesn't Prt rei Christ. i is
ust a moral reormi movement "
hat is honr enoulh to call it that.
I nows we nedit ha:1 Cnolgh.
u olv ce ei' i reform. "'m'i the D.
Swe have gOt half-wayL to Go'l
a will meet us at th iml-way >int.
ittle old pracer hopping aroull
bout twelo)y In.I tAt he ioesn't
reach Christ lIrethren. if I never
1me Christ ag'ain Vi!'h m tonule I
m gn to show b-y m'y life his
fower to save a Poor sinmnr.
i <lon't eore w1h'Valt yol think m, nw.
hat I want 'om to do s to think
l! of AhriKt and ihpWe to save
cs. 1y re&sosiility iS great. I1
lei:; tll-2I coin l! pr -ea a in t
1ro n) ') !i'jht. an i k1wht o
o l h e liwtre to listen. inmig,_ht tri
C w,ith vol: bu"lt to-morrow. Irvthren.
lymu y b mh.01ywur
ar maytit beL cloacil Goll hia ue to
Wen i this hour us thouwi knew
I 18:m sie time erhOi(nce tof what -in
ioin f or (ineiunnoti. I c:ui ellimbl
tim ttj> of this builin :l looku
o :l:ui si e n e n sr :Y.l
rolltioh mai l~ :th to mEI[ a_
n:2-Il turn pale. meal it is enou..gh to
alke the- tevil himasel hie his bl'ck
we- in his han.ls. mial weea-p wih
1rroi.ls het seeS how porItlins o this
t are reeki ng with crime, dlisease
wl dtit: - ''/h:-is/uoi, AI'eoI.
Figuires that Mislead.
Toui N s mal '1 Couier has ih
Ia staitemenCt of1 the wVoIler'fuil
rowth of S'outh Carolina withini the
t live years. :nll pr~O.luecil tim fii'
re; tio)V> that :!- wvealth ofl the
ithat time. Thi. arrayi ofl Ii0rs is
-iichi Lzo to nuket 110 thi> immeni1!ie
n. bu,t for atll that. the fl1ures are
w hi;Kh tie New. :: Courier
enk : correct. It is ::ot eorreot
Set downVI thes invest menCits as so
mehP 2row'th, an'- mlre thn it would
Sto say that thie gross sales of a
1r-rhant- wereC clear pooits. F-or in
tac,- 1the News mal (turier set-i
1.low s'veral thoults:oals of -rowVth at
dhovlb in thhmninoft heit un
*:1wai te et '- of thir toutlay.
:91 i is lso i iat thuat neither of1
he owe lof the eO ailsmet
re au-b re ytanti- \ ware he
ixre-iit to u -i 1 *:1 in --stment.
neuinent, <:- r ale l -:' IT 'jev n)r
,uked in-rense of the prr ty of
he Staite has beea notl there.- -It
.b P 0ssn h>'w.uCt u
n.uL:e te inat : itrlturalttiu
trig La yeanot hurtt oa~ yon
1:- n anuR ;lof arIas. m11l - .t U
ebliternature :aI :ella. it n.ILht
east let the fanmer hors b:.ve the
.:111. 0ttte on e.i o ..a-. innntvel
The Farmers' Millorin'nm.
Everry rcad r of the Senti is
:Naare of its Cri"em(lY disposition to
wards the farmers of its county and
State and its perfect willingness at
all times to lem its aid to promote
-ll their worthy enterprises; but if
there is one thi;nr above anotier
aainsit whh-b it wouldh caluti,on them,
it is the pi of consentigl to
aloyw the numerous aricultural the
ors , It present u1ay to disturb
ibt larnU v ani l '1101 ' l whihll
has anvays exihtd between thi-1n1 anl
their 1i, Ilhbors. We IlI know that
there is no one class among us who
can at all tns old their hands and
prmciaimli th.r p tt independenc
of all others. (u)iir's are a dependent
people, war and its results have made
themin so. aind! if t1he timc should ever
cOi.:, when one eiass shall be arrayed
ainst another. not onlv mut1t the
farmers intcrested suffer, but all
others. It would take the wisest of
a!I anci-at philosophers to find out
cxactly how mranimy defeated politi
Ceans rWio neven !uceecded at an
thing they ever undertook in their
liv: s have recently become agricuIlt
ura' theorists and whose hearts now
IlI-1-- for the p:)or farmer, their
borights are of t: em-selves-of the
m ans they may empovl for earning_
ey'lev upon which to live without
exercisnr their God-given muscle.
Th wioods are full of them, they
ro it Lhe-avy o:1 the farmer. they are
aware of his strength at the poll, an(l
w ile his ears are tired of their hum
trumi talT spreading. he will not for
get that hi:, g-rindstone is for his own
axe. Farmers, like other people, will
strive to promote their own interests
-they are right to do so, but they
must not allow themselves to be led
to a point of political desperation
where there can he salaries for only
a few. thev can aways be represent
ed. and if thev do not choose their
ablest mnC .it is their own fault.
Those theorists who pass their tioe
:i ti.e work we have referred to are
not exactly prepared to bring about
the arrmers' millennium. nor are the
farm(ers quite aly to swap their
smwrn-es for tadv.-B'r' / Si li
Reform at Home First.
Th Edeield Monitor wisely re
nrk at t'The Mose who will do
m'ost to leai the famrers out of the
w;il-l1rnes. is lie who will do the amo4t
t1 :1 theml frma. the cotton to the
cor Pi) il. The ruinoIms svstem of
gon in bt to planit Cotton and
kee one's Corn crib aonl smoke house
inL the west,. has efFected injuriously
tihe fortunes oif th e Soothernm farumer
m rore thanr anry other !anown cause.
No( farlmer :mI lead a happy and eon
Iten.>di lie who fails to make the no
cc ssa ries oif life on his own farm.
Show us the farmer who makes
plenity of corn, bacon and other Lie
eessary h fo products. amil we will
showv you a pro Sperou1is and content
Ld man Iho is at pe(ace with Lthe
wo rld amlI always hias moonerV stored
:naayo a rainLv day. A thionsand
they wviIlli'ei reacht the promiusedl
hu11l utntil thir commnienee theO work
of re foriama threi r own farmns. All
the Ag~m~riultural Co lleges in the world
i ll neve r ae1 ieprLllish anything. until
th. .ouithern farmer realizes the ne
I (Csity of raising~ his own food, arnd
aifter tihat railsene only so muc(h cot
ton a his resorces will reasonab l y
wrrant. We have never known a
proLSrousan who hauoght food for
is f-uimleh and animoals in order to
latcott< a. Suchr a mart is sure to
com' to' grif wvhat;ever he his re
ources aift the st art. ev~e n if hec mrakes
andL crops.--i R1 I or-/erv fl /c'I'c. 10.
Is it a Dangero us Lobby ?
* Art d r n Intrirl:ence r. Feb. 11thl.
here Is. to our' in,L nio f'orce in
t '- New~s and (Cour ier's ofjettion to
*the G ran;e C'onrnittee on legisla
tioni. anrd it is a little strange that
sue a conrnLlittee should be (com
jared with the lobbyv of coPrLporations.
In th le case of'( crp mratious and lob
byssfr private interests, the Ilh
jectionL is that certain designing~
schemers get fronm the Le2islature
privileLges f'or inrdivindual interests.
*which are iiniicah toi the public
mod. There is no suoch dang~er from
a eAnnmttee of farmiers. If thLer enn
in ece l e..isl ation -o as to rben efit
tio av'rriutural interests of' the
"si t , it wil! i Akewise benietit the
whiole state. for tihe atrricultural in
terests are very diversified, 'and
being~ the largest interest of the
State mnerly its ge neral p)rosperity.
We douLbt the abrilitv of suchi a com
mittee to aceompnliShr muich goodL, but
hav no~IP objectionI top 2ivinLi it a
,. g- I ts miioni)I is to beniefit ant
important class in our State, and it
is not sellish, sectional or dangerous
in its purposes. If it succeeds, it
cannot hurt any interest in the
State, for the prosperity of the agri
cultural portion of the State will ben
efit. not hurt other interests. Such
committees are not improper and are
not unknown in this State. The State
har association has such a committee
appointed to look after the subject
of legislation generally, and it is
just as fair to charge the bar associa
tion with instituting a lobby as to
charge the Grange with it, and yet
we do not remember to have seen
any objection from the News and
Courier to this action on the part of
the lawyers. We are glad to see the
different interests in the State watch
ing legislation. It is a healthy sign,
and if the people will heed the ad
vice given in the latter part of the
News and Courier's article there will
be no danger from lobbyists of any
kind,. and committees like that from
the Granae will be serviceable in
furnishing information and facts con
nected with the interests they repre
sent. Of all matters connected with
o-ur State government, there is noth
ing of so much importance as the
selection of Legislators. If any
evils arise in our government which
are general and permanent in their
effects, they are the result of crude or
injurious legislation, and therefore,
while we can see no reason why the
Grange should not appoint its com
imittee on legislation, we fully con
cur in1 the concluding part of the
News and Courier-s article.
The New Deal
Under our Constitution and laws
a good set of county officers through
out the State is of more consequence
to the people than the set of State
officers, so long as we retain a two
thirds majority in the Legislature.
There is no opportunity either for
corruption, or the exercise of undue
power, by a State officer. They can
not spend one cent more than is ap
propriated by the Legislature, and
cannot contract any debt. They are
subject to the most absolute system
of checks and control, so that the
State is in no danger of real material
loss through her State officers. This
cannot be said of our county gov
rnent where the County Coin
missioners contract for and dis
hurse one-third of all the money
collected for taxes. Thme people are
subjcted to losses from ignorant,
corrupIt or careless County Comn
missioners, which are much more
serious and difficult to reach than
any which are possible uinder the
State ofieers. The County School
Commissioners hav-e the disburse
ment also of an amount equal to
one-fifth of all the taxes of the State
gove runmen t practically under their
control. Thme opplortunity for direct
corruption on the p)art of the School
Comnmissioncrs is perhaps not so
great as with the County Comnmis
sioers. lbut the waiste and inexpe
dieint management of the school
fiuds. which are possible uinder an
inomipetent or dishonest or even in
elient School Commissioner, are
sujects demanding the careful con
sieration of thme public. Then the
Senators and Representatives elected
from the separate Counties compose
tme Legislature, and have absolute
control of the exp)enditure of every
cent of the money collected for taxes
which is iiot expendled under the su
pevso of the County Coummis
sioner.s and School Comipissioi.ers.
It will be seen. therefore, that while
it. is important to secure none but
eflicient. capale andl hionorahle men
for the piositions on our State ticket,
the best. safeguard againt extrava
~ace. corrupition andl financial mis
managa~ement lies in the election of
ur b est and most reliable and intel
iient men to thme positions of County
Commissioners, School Commission
ers and legislators. These are the
positions which levy the taxes, and
prov ide for the disbursement of the
moneys.- Anderson~ Inttellijencer, Feb.
If a Texas politician should fall
into the water. and be in danger of
drowning, just call out to him, "You
are my first choice to sueceed Coke
ini the Senate," and that will make
him coime righ~t out.
Lives of gm eat im reiniid us
Wt imay imake our lives sublime,
Ad departing, leave behind us
Some bloomimig son of a gun who will
write our biographyv andl knock ourt
reputationl out in (one rounid.
TFhe Sunday issue of the New York
World on F'ebruary 15th reached
Allen G. Thurman.
Allen G. Thurman has been I
for three days looking into the t
phone suit. So far lie has refuse
discuss the suit or the probabili
of time when or place where it wil
brought. -I cannot- talk about
telephone matter at all." he said I
representative of the World who c
ed on him at the Arlington 1
Mr. Thurman is in splendid hea
apparently. As lie sat in an e
chair puffing his cigar, this eveni
lie looked the picture of robust
age. Beside him on the table lay
skull-cap, and the famous red L
danna handkerchief that wavcd
frantically at Chicago a year an
half ago. Mr. Thurman has b
overrun with visitors since he arri
here. The newspaper man, howe
has not overrun him to any great
tent. Mr. Thurman avoids ne
paper notoriety at present, and
political topics lie is dumb. "I
out of- politics," he said to-ni!
"and I have no opinion on polt
subjects. "ou will find me abou1
close as a clam."
Ex-Senator Thurman has had qi
an ovation in Washington. Aln
as many persons have called to
him at his hotel as would have cal
if he had come on to be inauguro
President. And yet Mr. Thuri
has not a single dollar's worti:
official patronage at his disposal.
lives in the hearts of Democrats,
the whole country pays him the
pect due to an honest, incorrupt
man.-New York World, Feb. 15t)
The New Deal Again.
"Get thee giass eyes;
And like a scurvy politician,
Seem to see the thing thou dost ii
Many of our exchanges, wit
advancing any definite reason,
sist in clamoring for a new den
the next election of State offic
Much has been said about the
deal, and it is probable that as
election draws near, it will be ta
up by dissatisfied politicians
low order, who desire to ride
what they consider "fat offices,"
on this hobby.
Unquestionabiy, the most im
tant consideration in electing
ce:s is their individual qualificati<
Fitness for the discharge of
duties should first be conside
and we have no sympathy with ti
who seem to inegine that becatu
man's gra ndfathier performed
State service, there fore all his desi
dants should receive the emolum<
of a public office, as annui1
No one section of the State is
titled to greater favor than anot
Good men enn he found all over
State, and as they are but repre
tatives of thme people, they- shouh
chosen from the people of the S
as such.
Perhaps the new dleal idea am
from the fact that great comnplaim
made against high taxes. Unie:
can be shown that the State ofli
have abused the trist repose'
them, we see no reason for turni>
man out of office who has p)erlor
his duty, satisfied his constitu(
and proven himself worthy. I
folly to turn out a good man sir
to experiment with another.
State. officers have nothing tc
with reducing taxation. This
if it be one, must he remedied by
legislators and County Commise
ers. Elect competent and ti
worthy County ollecers and vou
be sure no unnecessary expense
be incurred.-Lwvo'ens A'hteert
Feb. 17th.
The Blessings of Wealth
Two trampsl) whose clothes we,
raggred and tattered as clothes
get to be, while sitting behind a fe
discussing some cold victuals,
heard to say :
"I wish I was rich!
--What would you do? Buy u]
Legislature and run for the 1
Senate, or would you take a
around the world in your yacht?
"No, that's not what I woul<
I don't care to awe peoplel."
"Maybe if you were rich you i
do just nothing at all."
"Yes, I'd( do that p)art of the
but I have another reason for
ing to b)e rich."
"Start a daily paper in a one I
"No, I wouldnu't h e a f'ool if I
rich. 1'd wat to enjo my ]we
If I were rich I could wear old cek
withoutt having peCople call me a ti
and make remarks about my sk
liness. There is more solid cor
Augusta to Newnerry.
ere Meeting MNr. George E. Goodrich,
ele. the agent appointed by chairman
I to Mitchell to canvass Edgefield County
ties in the interest of the new road con
I be templated from Augusta to Newberry
the and Chester,S. C., connecting there
:o a withi the system of narrow gauges
all. that extend into No-th Carolina, the
:his Chronicle asked "what have you to
reL-ort from across the river, 'Mr.
Ith. Goodrich?"
asv "All is bright over there, but I am
ug, particularly impressed with the agri
old cultural wealth of the section I have
his been traveliing in for the past month
an- -middle and northern Edgefield
so County. It is the finest country I
i a ever saw."
een "You do not mean that portion of
red the county immediately opposite
-er, Augusta?"
ex- "No. For five or ten miles after
ws- you leave Augusta the country is
on sterile when compared to that be.
am youd. Edgefield has always been
,ht. noted for its rich soil, but I acknowl
cal edge that all I had heard did not
as do justice to it."
"What have you to report in the
lite way of subscriptions ?"
ost "M y stock list has on it over$60,000
see unconditionally taken by over three
led hundred subscribers. But this is
ted not all. I will secure in Edgefield
,an County alone $100.000. From the
of Savannah to the Saluda the people
Ie are anxious to trade with Augusta,
nd and the question most frequently
res. asked me, particularly around Edge
ble field C. II., 'Meeting Street, Richard
sonville, and the rich Saluda bot
toms, is, what can we expect Augus
ta to do to give us rail facilities and
connections ?"
"And your reply:"
>t.-, "I told them Augusta knew what
out was to her interest, and the go-ahead
per- men of the town would not neglect
so important an enterl)rise. Augusta
ers. now controls only about one-third o:
Edgefield's trade. She wants it ail."
the "What do they say to that?"
ken If Augusta will do her share to
f a wards building this road she can get
into it all. I met many men in the sec
up- tion I have traversed who speak
affectionately of Augus<a in the ante.
por- bellum period, and would like to have
ofi- their children trade with the clever
% people whom they like so well. Both
the 01(1 and young, however, are enthusi
red. astically at work and mean to have
ose the road. They all think though
se a that as Augusta will be the chief
the beneficiary she should extend gener
ouis assistance to the line."
mts "Where will the road run ?''
es Ah, that is a question for the en
en incers. If you ask my individual
her. opinion, however. I will give it to
the you. I believe it will be located
sen- considlerably to the left or west of
I be Sw-eetwater Church, run near Dr.
tate Devo~re's through the village of Edge.
field C, II., between Meeting Street
issand Fruit IIill, to Richardsonville,
it is D)enney's. and cross the Saluda be
tween Bush river and Bouknight's
cers ferry. There is a grand sweep of
incountry on the line thus designated.
ga~ If Augusta can secure the cotton
med and other products. and the trade of
nts, this rich section. the cry of hard times
t is will case.
>yBel ieving that our merchants and
Thle business men would neglect no op
(10 portunity to bring about a consum
mnation so devoutly to be wished
the the Chronicle man said "Tell the peo
ion ple of Edgefield that Augusta means
-ust- to (do her part."'-Anysta Chronicle,
ma Feb. 18th.
will The Rhett Code.
Anders~on Inte:Iigencer, Feb. i1th.
31ayor Rhett, of Columbia, fines
.the man who first privokes a diffi
culty, either by words or blows, and
.e as lets the other off entirely. If a man
ever insults another in words he fines him
nee, and lets the other man off, although
vere he may strike the other and precipi
tate a street fight. This is a novel
position for a judlicial oflicer, even a
the MIayor to assume. but it is not with
s. out its adlvantages. for while it cer
trip) tainly encourages meni to fight upon
-slight provocation it has a tendency
Ido. to make them careful as to how they
offer insults. Therefore. while the
ould Rhett co le of adjudicature has some
disadvantagres it also has some
ime, advntages. Tfhe qjuestioni as to
anIt-; which predominates. we think, ad
miits of some doubt.
ore ek to keep in a prayerful mood
as much as possible. Not only pray
was in the morning aind at night and at
alh- noon. but many times a day send up
thes your brief. ejaculatory p)rayers and
amp thianksgivingrs to God, anid especially
>eln- in hours of templtation or of dloubt.
fort Yu will thuns keep yourself in the
news IEems.
Mr. W. W. Lorick, of Lexington
County, died on the 15th. -
Mr. Geo. L. Dial, of Columbia, S.
., died at Madison, Fla., on the 16th.
The union passenger depot at Dal.
on, Ga., was burned on the night of
-he 15th.
Mr. Thomas Keen's physiiian says
hat he will not be able to pla- again
his season.
Ex-Gov. Horatio Seymour was
>uried at Forest Hill Cemetery, in
7tica, N Y., on the 15th.
J. B. Gough was attacked with a
troke of apoplexy while lecturing in
?hiladelphia on the evening of the
R. J. Marshall, postmaster at Fort
)ade, Fla., was arrested on the 15th,
:harged with embezzling money order
The Grant monument fund stood
>n the night of'the 15th at $112,195.
L'he fund for Mrs. Hancock at
A slight earthquake was felt on the
13th along the Tombigbee river in
5umter, Marengo and Chuctaw Coun
ies, Alabama.
The Boston Lancers visited
-harleston during the week com
nencing February 17th and ending
February 24th, 1886.
The McCormick reaper works of
hicago, Illinois, closed down on the
morning of the 16th, throwing 1,400 -
!mployees out of work.
Attorney General Garland has de
:ided to give up his stock in the Pan
Electric Telephone Company, and
ill remain in the cabinet.
Postmaster General Vilas has re
rused to accede to the request of the
postmaster of Baltimore to allow a
Sunday morning's delivery of mail
by carriers.
The bill to increase the number of
the railroad commission from on t
three has been defeated in the Vir
ginia House, of Delegates by a vote
Df 45 to 43.
Charles Luling, of Mamtowic, Wis
consin, has been nominated by the
Republicans to fill the vacancy caus
ed by the death of Congressman
Joseph Rankin.
A girl living near H artford, Conn.,
has been kept by her parents in a
close windowless room for twenty
years to prevent her marrying the
man of her choice.
The gauge of 13,000 miles of rail
road will be changed on the first of
June next, from five feet, the present
width. to- four feet nine inches, the
width adopted by the railroads of the
The street car drivers df New York
struck on the 15th, and demanded
that the agreement to pay them two
dollars a day for twelve hours be en
forced. their demand was acce'Md to
and travel resumed.
The Guernsey herd of Mr. D. R.
Flenniken,Tof W innsboro, S. C.. has
been purchased by Mr. John G.
Mobley, sitrd pl'aced on Mr. Stack's
farm, "La Grange," on the edge of
Ricbland and Fairfield Counties.
The Senate has confirmed the fol
lowing appointments of postmasters
in South Carolina: S. S. Crittenden,
Greenville C. H.; J. E. Crosland,
Aiken; WV. H. Gibbes, Colnmbia; C.
WV. Webb, Anderson C. E.
George Q. Cannon, the leader *
the Mormon Church, was arrested&$
Winnemuca, Nevada, on the 14th.
The prisoner had been hiding for
nearly a year. A reward of $500 had
been offered by the U. S. Marshal
for his arrest.
James Eple, his wife, father anid
three children and Mrs. Kinney, per.
ished by the burning of Eple's resi
dence in the town of Greenbush,
Wisconsin, on the morning of the
16th. The hired man alone escaped
and it is thought that he fired the
hou se.
A scoundrel threw open the throttle
of an engine at Parkersburg, West
Va., which ran into a freight twelve
miles from this place, smashing up
both engines and the freight cars and
wounding every man on the train~
The fireman fatally and the engineer,
conductor and brakeman all badly.
A~ Prudent Merchant.
A New York merchant advertised
for a cashier. A well dressed gen
tleman applied for the position. The
merchant looked over his references
and said :
"Your credentials are excellent,
but I would like to ask you a ques
"Certainly, sir."
"IIave you been vaccinated ?"
--Yes, sir."
-That will do. We have no use for
your services. The only cashier who
can be relied on to any extent what
ever, is the one who is afraid of the
Cnnadian sallpon."-Tea SRMinnt.

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