THE BATTLE I
HOT SHOT, GRAPE AND CANNISTER.
Political Tid-Bits Served on Warm
THE LATEST GOSSIP FROM THE
SEAT OF WAR.
How the Situation Looks From
Fifty Street Corners—Pithy and
Major Ryals says in his circular
that he is “totin’ his own skillet.”
That’s a good idea. It may come in
handy for an oyster fry. Just at
present the major is in an oyster
No voter should overlook the fact
that the Ryals-Dil’nn clique are
seeking to punish Waring Rusself
for the hand he had in passing the
County Commissioners’ Bill. Major
Ryals was defeated for the Legisla
ture as a known enemy of the meas
ure and Capt. Dillon loses a fat job
through the new law. These are
facts. Remember them.
The Tammany leaders claim to
have lost no members by their en
dorsement of the ring ticket. On the
contrary there were voer 60 self
respecting men who refused to have
the humiliating oath crammed down
their throats and their ballots dic
tated by a few amateur political up
starts. There are some good men in
Tammany who will not allow these
people to lead them by the nose.
Capt. John R. Dillon who so loudly
asserts that he doesn’t want Chatham
countv under a one-man rule, holds
five offices himself, outside a notary’s
commission which he works for all
it is worth. His grip upon these five
soft snaps is very tenacious and it will
be necessary to have him lose by
main force. He must go by all means
before he gets hold of any more.
The omission of voters’ names
from the registration lists last elec
tion may have been a mistake, but if
so it was a mighty peculiar one.
These sirgular error, occurred from
the top of the list to the bottom, and
there is no gainsaying the fact that
many a citizen was thereby deprived
of his right of casting a vote. What
we want are men at the court house
who don’t make that kind of blun
Electioneering has been indulged in
to a crreat extent for the past few days
so much so that men whose names do
not appear on the registry list have been
buttonholed by the candidates.
SAVANNAH, GA, DECEMBER 31, 1892.
MAJOR RYALS' PLATFROM.
The Major’s oyster bill has made a
monopoly of the oyster trade, has
starved out the small dealers and
has brought poverty into the homes
of hundreds, who heretofore made a
fair living, and yet the Major asks
the support of the very men, both
white and colored, who have been
brought to poverty by his oyster
The latest addition to the army of
pure politicians, is Mr. H. A. Shuman,
who resides on the banks of that rag
ing canal called the Ogeechee.
This is a convert that has cost the
Major at least one hundred votes.
You cannot find 12 men in Chatham
county who believe Mr. Shuman’s
little story of the tickets. In fact,
Mr. Shuman no way resembles lit
tle George Washington. We have
been informed, on what we consider
good authority, that Shuman offered
to control 400 votes, provided it was
made an object. Now, outside of
Shuman’s relatives, we do not believe
that he can control one dozen votes.
In fact, he is the weakest candidate
that has been named.
THE PEOPLE, VS. THE POL
We demand the removal of Rus
sell! —The politicains.
We demand the re-election of Rus
sell ! —The people.
We demand the removal of Dillon!
We demand the re-election of Dil
lon! —The politicians.
We demand the election of Ryals!
We demand the defeat of Ryals!
We demand the election of King!
We demand the defeat of King!
Shall the people or the politicians
rule the county? Let the people
answer by their ballots next Wed
POOR MAN’S FHiEND.
If any man in Chatham county de
serves the appellation.of “the poor
man’s friend,” that man is Waring
Russell; although he has held pos
itions of honor and trust in this
county for many years, we know
what we are talking about when we
say that more than one-half the
salary he has received has been used
in unostentatious charities to the
deserving poor; he is always ready to
listen to their tales of distress, and to
relieve them as far as possible, and
now when the politicians are making
war ou him they will not desert him,
While Major Ryals is explaining,
we would like to know why be pig
eon-holed a petition signed by over
2,400 voter?, asking that the County
Commissioners be elected by the
people. We would, indeed.
Major Ryals is trying to make the
country voters believe that he was
always their friend. You cannot, u<>
matter how hard you try, straddle
that fence question, Major, you ain’t
built that way.
The most bitter opponent of Col.
Russell have never been able to find
a peg on which to hang the slighest
charge of official misconduct. This
should be remembered by the voters
When the ballots are counted next
Wednesday night, Major Ryals will
wish he had never seen an oyster, or
heard of a fence.
To the Voters of Chatham County:
On next Wednesday, for the first
time in many years, you will have an
opportunity to vote for a board of live
commissioners, to manage the affairs
of the county for the ensuing two
years. It is important that the best
men in the county should be selected
to fill these important offices. Not
only the finances of the county, but
the health of our citizens are com
mitted to their care. Men should be
chosen who are well informed as to
the needs of all sections. The wes
tern section of the county is being
rapidly developed, and is growing in
wealth and importance. There has
been considerable time and money
spent for drainage there, and much
more will be necessary in the near
future; the public roads also need
attention, and there should be a man
on the board who is conversant with
the needs of the county, and one who
will see that every dollar of the peo
ple’s money spent will be placed
where it will do the most good.
At a mass meeting of the citizens
of the eighth district, held at Pooler,
Wednesday night, December 28, Mr.
Joseph B. Newton was nominated as
a candidate for this office. Mr. New
ton knows the county thoroughly,
and knows its wants; his interests
are identifier! with both city and
country ; he is a large laud holder , but
not a land speculator; he is a life long
Democrat, and a business man of
integrity and ability—one in whose
hands the finances of the county
would be perfectly safe.
In behalf of the citizens of the
county, we solicit for him the sup
port of our cdy friends.
W. F. Carter, Chairman.
H. H. Morgan, Secretary.