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'WDDNK8DAY. ff?J>r*ary 27. : : : 18**.
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I'll IS. .4. DOUGLASS,)
Hkxuy Waiip Beecher is expected
to go to Knrope in the spring or early
summer on a lecturing tonr.
"Nothing is being done in Congress
of importance or interest to the public.
The Morrison bill will doubtless come
' tjp atan early day.
Mus. Speaker Carlisle is said to
have presidential aspirations for her
.husband. She had better let well
Talk age says that if New York and
Brooklyn cities were punished for
their wickedness, the Hudson and East
rivers would rise higher than the
- ~ bridge towers.
Senator Lamar pronouuces John
g. L?>jran "a man of remarkable ability."
Perhaps so, if to ignore the grammati-cal
restraints of the language is the
crucial test of ability and greatness.
Secretary Lincoln's refusal to attend
a banquet of the Harvard Alumni
iu Washington because Professor
Greener, colored, was excluded, is said
^ to be a bid for the colored vote.
r - ,
Is it true that ex-Senator McDonald
favors leaving the tai*iff question to
solve itself, and has he committed the
Democratic leaders to steer clear of the
problem? If so, McDonald, roo, most
"Chinese" Gordon before leaving
- Korosko, in the midst of discontented
barbarians, sent tins message to a
<!i-grnntled chief: "Meet me at Khartoum.
If you want peace, I am for
l?oace; if yon want war, I am ready."
^ * Some one writing of Wendell PhilHjjs
says: "Less massive than Webster,
k\' was more piquant and incisive;
L-ss versatile than Clay, he was more
classic and polished: less logical than
< 'alhonn, he was m<>re magnetic and
^iWe~To<jMHFsays tfiaH^r^nciell Phil-1
!?;>.< was "an infernal machine ~seF~-te-^
^^ m.iAc " Toombs and Phillips 'were
1 representative types of the two exi
."vine schools of politics in 1860-the
???ur a wild secessionist, the other a
Blaine's friends claim that he will
be placed again before the National
3v*pul>licau Convention ivr uie iiuuiuk*-<
tii?n for the Presidency. It is said that
his chances of securing- the coveted
^ , prize are higher than ever before. May
but hardly true.
The Augusta Chronicle says: "Noj
^?lace within our knowledge can approach
Augusta in the number of
ncTTuuiui, ciegsmr -anA-giinxfel woMien."
Wholesale taffy this is, and tlie
question is will tlie ladies of Angusta
?- -U~? 4-Ua Porhona nut) nor.
^\v.3liun nig uvov> ^ v>u?(r? ,
The Secretary of the Navy has ac-j
kiwwledged Capt. "\V. A. Kirkland's
- t"?der of his services to take command j
of the Greelv relief expedition, bat de- j
dines the tender on the ground tliat j
?- uliiie the examination showed the |
' t amtam's physical condition to be geni-ralJy
good, it is not so nearly perfect
a- to make it judielous for him to undertake
that serviee. The Captain safji'TS
somewhat from rheumatism.
Washikgtok Critic: The probable
co>l of pensioning the survivors of the
Mexican war was stated in the Critic
vv*icrday. Jt is a mere bagatelle.
Rut the question of cost has nothing to
do with It. These brave men should
5m; pensioned. It is a matter of justice J
v?--? si?id right, and, that being so, dollars j
aud cents are not to be considered. A j
jA?rtion of the surplus revenue cannot
better applied, and it is a disgrace
to this government that these brave1
wen have li&d to beg so long for what j
are justly entitled to.
The representative business men of
* Chicago, St. Louis, Boston, Philadel?nhia.
Cincinnati. Saratoga and other
' ' " ? '?- * ' r * *"
cities are mow in "Washington prepared
; ! -> urge the claims of their respective
'cities for the Democratic National
_ Convention before the National Committee,
wbieh will meet in Washington
in a few days. Well informed corre~
s pendents claim that the issne has been
narrowed down to Chicago and St.
Louis, with chances in favor of the
-.**? "WiT-nrRSAv. nf thf>< IjOnisvillft
~ Courier-Journal, has prepared a bill
which be will present to Congress?the i
P object of which is to protect uewspa-)
pcrs from having the news which they
collect and pay for stolen by other
papers which do not collect or pay for
It. The proposed measure prohibits
the use of this kind of news by other
pspers for twei^y-foar boors after it
appears. After that time it becomes
eommon property. The object of this
Mil is to prevent stealing news so extensirelv
indnlcred in bv some Dar>ers
which boast of their "enterprise."
.New Obleass celebrated Washington's
birthday by the uhveiling- of a
bronze statue of Gen. Robt. E. Lee,
. which is said to be the largest bronze
- * statue ever cast in New York. The
^ figure stands sixteen feet high on the
plinth, aud weighs nearly 7,000 pounds.
It was cast in six sections, the head
alone weighing SOS pounds. It represents
General Lee in an easy, natnral
position, standing enect with folded
artns, as though overlooking the field
of battle. He is dressed in full service
uniform, with cavalry boots, and the
swcrd strapped at his fide measures
" eight feet fcom iip to hilt. The stars,
^ording^o-Ms wish, are pteeed on
the lapel of his coat instead of on the
collar. The figure was modeled ii> 2iew
. :%iOrleans by Mr. Alexander Boyle, and
'fj~ wort on tfee casting was began last
. Juue* <?atfre cost has been de
- - J'wed by subscriptions in the South, 1,
C3& o? &Q Vw Ip K. V: / ^ *
DeWitt Talmagk recently prcacfced
upon the "Ohio floods and their Lessons".
He said: "A cry of anguish
has been heard across the continent,
and no pulpit, which is not an iceberg,
but must heed the cry and sympathize
Wiui lue uisue&s. xuc jjuuc vi auimca
is its rivers. The first lesson of the
flood is the mercilessness of natural
forces and the failure of natural religion.
What is there of mercy or
love in the Ohio flood? It has no more
pity for the child struggling in its
waters than for a drowning rat; no
more pity for a devastated household
than for the timbers of the bridge
which is away. When the rivers flow
in their natural channels they carry
prosperity along with them; when
thev overflow their banks they destroy
and devastate. When the great rivers
of national prosperity flow in their
natural channels all is well. But to-day
one-half of the United States is inuudated
by monopolistic freshets. There
are some men to-day who, like the
floods, have been gathering together
all they can of the wealth of the nation
and are waiting for more. They are
hoping that other fortunes will melt
into (heirs, and they are crying to
heaven and earth and hell, 'Give, give,
give!' See how they swell! They
take down all that misfortune throws
in their way. They takc'down all the
results of a Wall street flurry, all the
results of a Chicago corner in grain,
and they swallow and swallow ami
swallow, and swell and swell and
swell (laughter), and so the great
| rivers of moral and financial damnation
roll through the land."
KBIFEB, THE SLAXDfiBEB.
Ex-Speaker Iveifer is being sharply
! criticised by the press for his condacl
| in reference to the charges preferred
i by him against General Boynton, the
Washington correspondent of the Cincinnati
Commercial Gazette. It will
be remembered that th#? charges alluded
to were made by Iveifer in the House
i of Representatives, and that a commit|
tec of that body was appointed to invpsiivMtft
and renort their truth or
" * O ? fcfalsity.
The New York Herald is
pnngent in its criticism upon that gentleman,
Considering the nature of the charges
made by ex-Speaker Keifer againsl
General Bovnton, Washington corre
spondent of the Cincinnati Commercial
Mr. Kt>lff>r's course yesterday
was, to say the leastpTjeCttU&r. His
counsel first proposed that trSftertfi
Boynton should prove that the charges
had been made. This idea beinji
ridiculed by the committee, in view 01
I whi?f \fiv TCpifor had said in the House
anil in letters, the statement was made
that for the ex-Speaker to prove iiis
charges would involve the taking of s
Treat deal of testimony in and oat ol
Washington, and as some of the persons
were in New York, New Jersey
and Ohio they could not be immediate
ly pr oduced. As the principal charge
was that General Boynton ^ttemptec
to bribe Mr. Keifer, the propositioi
being made in a room where only thf
ex-Speaker and the flrn'rasnnnripnf. wpi'f
previa, uiB necessity for a mass oi
testimony does not clearly appear. A
letter was read from one' Mr, Keifer7;
witnesses?name not given?who conk
not appear because bis wife was sick
The one thing possible, and for whict
Mr. iioyuton expressed himself read}
and anxious, was the cross-examina
tion of Mr, Keifer himself, but thi<
"\fr. iveifhr shonhl nroninth* be taker
iu hand by bis friends, if be has any.
Tuk overflow of the Ohio and iti
tributaries is spreading rain, starya
tion and desolation throughout tb?
riyer valleys of tbe WesJ, and the inquiry
ss to what must be done for the
sufferers is looming up as a grayt
problem for the solution by the govern
went itself. These overflows are- now
recurring at the spring-tide of even
year, and season after season the)
proye still more fearful and destructive
of life and property. They are properly
attributable to the rapid melting oi
the shows npon the -vuntain peaks,
where the sources of tuese great river*
are found, The dense, dark forests
heretofore covering the mountain summit*.
of the Blue Bidge and Alleghanv
have been, by money ^-grasping men,
cut down and carried awav to the
lumber markets of the country, anc
thus the great storehouses of rivei
food arc in this way thrown open?the
sun unimpeded by the rich foliage of the
forest, penetrates, warms aip and melts
the mouulains of snow that would have
remained pent up until the hut sun oi
the summer could in due time teed the
dry streams and quench the thirst ol
the valleys. In view of the overflow!
then and the causes above assigned, il
would be well atid proper for the dif
ferent State governments to buy up
the mountain tops and see to it thai
| the forests upon them remain untouch
ed in fntnre by the axe of the woodman.
This much is due the country al
large, and it is especially due the
dwellers npon the banks of these
streams, The national government hai
very properly voted funds for the
relief of sufferers of this kind on more
hanj cue occasion, but it is fair to con*
elude that the money thus expended
rorintr' in fi clmi-fr time hp cnflRr-ipnf. fm
| the purchase of a remedy, so to speak.
The great hue and cry about the need
j of simple laws accomplishes nothing
more than to afford some Jittle amusement
to that class of intelligent people
who ean appreciate the impossibility
of the demanded reform. That it would
be better to have the laws simple
enough for all to understand and appreciate
nojie wiU deny. But in the
nature of things it is impossible to so
on/? of tlm coma fim(? Art
VVUUVUCV UH1V4 uv vww v wv
simplify the many necessary legisla*
tive provisions, so as to bring them
within the compuehenSien.and mastery
of the bulk and mass of the people.
The framework of the various acts
of the General Assembly will, upon
the most casual investigation, prove to
be plain, simple a?4 intelligible, and
pray what more can be demanded of
the lawmakers, unless it be to give
brain# for comprehension and appreciatiouT^anothe?
Thn cnmmmi iajc. thasffttm/*
law aud the great mass&f decisions bjr
the xarious judicial tribunals tfcrpugh.
out the country, make up a collection
of legal learning to be mastered at the
pmmcp nf flip mncentrated energies
and labors of a lifetime. And yet
quite a large class of people, who call
themselves intelligent and thoughtful,
affect to believe that the lawmakers
and lawyers collude and conspire
together for the enactment of laws beyond
the intellectual range of the common
people. It is true that law has
its technicalities, which must necessarily
be but jargon to the laymen, yet it
%c frttririrr nA mA!*A tho 11 Will Hp
iO ClOTIWg, llv IIIV?V V??W? Tl *?%*v
fouud to be true of, medicine, of
theologv and of the various mechanical
arts and trades of the country .
The complaint that we are compelled
to listen to hired expounders of the
Scriptures, or to be subjected to the
financial embarrassment of paying for
the professional advice of a physician
in the hour of sickness, would be as
well grounded as the now prevalent
demand that the law of the land must
bp made so simnle that its special
study will be unnecessary, and an exposition
of its manifold provisious
within the grasp of the veriest fool
, that "lives and moves and has his being"!
The Newberry Herald in a
thoughtful editorial upon this subject
; A prominent public officer r bjb.this
. State made a public address a fe^days
ago, in which he criticIsed-Trdf^Ria*
and lawmakers, because the laws are
r not simple cuough for the people at
i large to understand them. Such talk
is absurd, and the man who uttered it
ought to know better, jno government
has ever devised a code of Jaws simple
enough for the understanding of the
people. So far as the letter of the law
is concerned, that is simple enough;
the words are so plain that the wayfaring
man, though a fool, can run and
read them ?but they will be mere
; words to him. Persons will always be
I found ready to condemn the law, because
they" regard it as proceeding
! directly from the devil or, what is
worse in their mind, the lawyers. But
I all countries have had their lawyers,
. and we have not reached an era sufficiently
Utopian to do without them.
Mr. Stanvarne Wilson, of Spartanburg,
has written a letter to the
Spartan, suggesting the substitution
of the primary plan for the convention
in making nominations for members
' of Congress. There is no donbt of the
[ great advantage of the primary over
I the convention for nominations, and,
as is well known, The News and
^ Herald has been a strong advocate of
; ? gyg^sa-jb"-r~gvon
r years. The single question we now
' have a about U3ing this system for
' selecting the Democratic candidates
' for Congress, is as to its adaptability
t to this class of nominations. The first
f trouble that we see is that the different
' counties probably have very different
. standards, in determining who are en!
titled to vote in the primaries. In
I Faii-field, before one can vote in the
\ Democratic primary he must be a
i regularly enrolled member of some
recognized club, must have voted the
Democratic ticket at the regular elecI
tion next preceding the primary (unless
under age or unavoidably prevented),
and must pledge himself .to abide
by and support all nominations .made
by the Democratic party, whether for
Federal, State or local officers. In
i many counties some, perhaps all, of
these requirements ju*e disregarded.
Jn some counties a majority of ail the
votes cast in the primary is necessary
i to nominate, while in others a plnrali
ty i* sufficient. Indeed, jn many pari
ticulars the regulations arc varied in
. the different counties, to meet t}ie
! yiews W me iiecessiuce ui uiu pan v.
i Of course, in order to nominate j> Con
gressman, there should be one set of
pules in force in all the counties com
posing the district; and this, it ap:
pears to us, would be next to impossis
Another difficulty is that if a majorif
ty be required to nominate, a second,
, perhaps a third primary woqld be
> Accessary. In sugIi third contest^ it is
5 doubtfal if there would be more votes
cast than there would be in a nominatp
ing convention. The people lifce the
, primaries, but too many might surfeit.
The adoption of the plurality rule
I is of course oat of the question?as it
would always give the nomination to
s the county having the largest number
s of Democratic voters. The same obs
jection lies to the selection of the two
J or the three highest in the first primaF
rv. This would enable the two or the
s three largest counties to crowd out the
f weaker ones, though the aggregate
i vote in those weaker ones might ext
ceed that of the two or the three
? The Greenville 2fews suggests the
t following plan:
Let the primary elections be held, free to
. all Democratic voters to vote directly for
. candidates. Let the one who receives the
[ greatest number of votes be rthe nominee,
provided that his number is not tess than
' one-third of the total number cast. If
> nnhndv receives sn manv. let each countv
' executive committee select delegates to a
i Congressional Convention, allowing each
. candidate onedel^gate f0f eyery 50Q votes
I and fraction of ihat number e$ceedipg 200
. that he may liare received In his county.
Then let the delegates meet, select by bal'
lot three names from the list' of candidates
voted for and submit those names to the
people for a second election, h?, Vho re
ceives the largest vote being declared the
; nominee. <
This scheme contemplates, iii the
! first place, the selection of a candidate
by a minority. This we think far more
objectionable than a nomination by a
convention, and far less likely to erabody
the popular will. In the next
place, it is suggested that the county
executive comjnittees respectively
Ghoose delegates to a nominating convention.
Such delegates, we think,
ahould, in every instance^ be chosen by
the clubs themselves or by a convention
composed of delegates chosen by
the clubs. Finallv. the Dlan of fchft
Netcs looks to a choice by a plurality
vote?which, as we have already said,
seems to ns no more certain to express
the people's preference thau a convention.
The uyeafje?t graptipablo approach to
a primary would be tp have the delegates
to the nominating convention
ejects^ in each connty by the Demoprajtjc
motel's directlv, instead .of
! choosing tliein through a county con|
vcntion. And this, it would certainly
| a|/^ai 5 U VUI\I UVWIUJMW*! muv n?v* V j
j than do the county conventions as atj
! present constituted.
The primary system is certainly the
right one. But it is well-nigh impossible
to extend its advantages beyond
the several county organizations. The
next best plan is to exercise such care
in the selection of the delegates to the
nominating convention that they will
all be free from improper considerations
and that their decision shall in
| deed be the will of the people themselves.
Let the different counties look
well to the choice of their delegations,
and there will be no need to trouble
ourselves about a primary.
Messrs. Editors: My attention has
just been called to the communication
of "A Teacher" in your weekly paper
of the -3rd of January, in which it is
said: "The Appletons agree, if the
Board (i. e., the County Board of Examiners)
recommend (virtually adopt)
their books, that they will be so favorable
unto us as to sign a contract to let
" ? 1? .4
uieir uooks rcuium at uinuuuuiuij'
prices for five years." This is a mistake.
The Appletons have never
agreed, have never proposed, to do
; ajj^jint^j^hiug. .They, do contract to
", rurmst^fieir books at -introductdiw
and exchange prices for ninety (9u)
days from the opening of the schools,
and they guarantee that the retail
prices of their books aluill not be increased
during the period of th&
adoption. A copy of this contract was
left with the County School Commissioner,
and can be seen at any time by
any of your readers who may be interested.
"A Teacher" has much to say in
well-merited praise of the gentlemen
who compose our State Board of Examiners.
From this no one of our
readers can rtisscur. as 10 me action
of the State Board -in adopting four
sets of Headers there may be much
difference of opinion. Many think
that the purpose of a State adoption is
to fcccnre uniformity of text-books in
the schools of the State; and they be-,
lieve that this uniformity cannot be
secured by the adoption of so many
"A Teacher" says: "A publishing
house is sending an a^ent to the different
County Boards of Examiners asking
for an adoption of its books. If
other houses have made a similar at~j
tempt, we arc not a wave of it." Does
not he know that thre* agents, repre-.
i houses, appeardoes
he confine ii is attc 11 tioTr^Q^o^
house and one agent of that lumse?"
- Was "A Teacher" ever a book agent?
If so, does he still keep a warm place
in his lipsirf. for tlifi house lie renresent?
ed; docs he still cherish hostile feelings
for rival houses? Can "A TeabherJ"
who has such a high regard for the
"wise selection" of our State Board
explain why a certain school, in' which
he is supposed to have great influence,
has recently thrown out certain books
which were adopted by the State
Board, and is using in their s?ead
books published by a certain hoiise,
but which were not adopted by. the
In T>eliair or tive ainvrmrt
Boards of Examiners of our .State,
allow me to use the words which "A
Teacher" uses in speaking of our State
Board, that they are bodies "whose
integrity none can question, whose
competency none can doubt." Can we
ii<it cofAlv- tan re in their hands the in
terests of our public schools? Can we
not trust them to protect the teachers
and patrons from the dark ways and
vain tricks of book agents?active and
retired? Can we not do so, at any
rat??, until?which God grant may
never be the case -tour State is Makoueized,
February 6rh, 1884.
THE NATIONAL DEMOCRACY.
The Next Convention to Meet In the City of
Washington Feb. 22.?The following
cull waj presented by the Executive
Committee and agreed uporir
The National Democratic Committee
having met in the city of Washington
on the 22d day of February, 1884, has
appointed Tuesday, the *8th day of
July next, at noon, as the time, "and
ehosen the citv of Chicaco as the nlace
of holding the National Democratic
Convention. Each State is entitled to
representation therein equal to doable
the number of Senators and Representatives
in the Congress of the United
States. The Democrats of each organized
Territory and the District of
Colombia arc invited to send two
delegates subject to the decision of the
Convention as to their admission. All
Democratic conservative citizens of
the United States, irrespective of past
political associations and differences,
who can unite with us in the effort for
a pure ecomical and constitutional
Government are cordially invited to
join in sending delegates to the Convention.
The call was signed by all of the
*V\ A IVt r\ *?r? A 1 Alt A 1 r^AtVV AnttA A
ijjcijjucio \jl tiiu Lsciuuwraui;
Committee. The next meeting of I he
committee will ho held at the Palmer
House, in Chicago, July 7th.
' ' : A LOOK WITHIN.
' ' _ . * '
To Investigate tho Star Route Trial Expenditures.
committee on expenditures in the Department
of Justice to-day determined
to begin on March 3d and continue
from day to day until completed an
examination into the manner in which
the Star Route prosecutions have been
and are being conducted and into conduct,
efficiency and good faith of all
officials' or persons in the employ or
pay of the United States in connection
with these proceeutions. Toe "committee
will also investigate whether or
not guilty parties have been duly proseon
ten. ' .
All the participants in the trials on
the part of the Government or individuals
will be called to give testimony,
the investigation beginning with the
appointment of MacVeagh as Attorney
uenerat aim jaraes as rostmaster-brencral.
The examination, it is believed
by the members of the Committee, will
continue throughout two months.
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fulldirections for making all kinds of
plain and' fancy candy. The recipes for
making caramels, chocolate drops, French
mixed and all other kinds of candies conJ^iivd
ii) fhis book are the pame ^s used by
the leading city confectioners. Any one
can hayc these candies at hoine at less, than
one-third the usual cost. Sent postpaid to
anyone sending at once the names of fifteen
married ladies and 30 cents in postal note
or 18 two cent stamps. Address, ROCHESTER
PUBLISHING CO., 32, 33 and 33^,
Osburn Block, Rochester, N. T. *
?A vounor Iadv clerkiiiff in a store
J in Charlotte was seized by a negro man
j the ptpep night, while going home,
[ along a wejl lighted street. She escap?
| ed from the black brnte, bat she was ?
neatly prostrated by the nervous shock
Under the Daisies.
I have just been learning the lesson of
The sweet, sad lesson of locing.
And all that it teaches for pleasure or pain
Been slowly, sadly proving.
And all that is left of the glittering dream,
And its thousand glittering phases,
Is a handful of dust and a coffin lid?
A coffin under the daisies.
And so I am glad that we lived as we did
Through the summer of life together,
And one of us tired and lay down to rest,
E'er the coming of winter weather.
For the sadness of love is its growing cold,
Yet 'tis one of its surest phases,
Ca T fVionV nur /.lrv/1 rtrtfli o hroolrinry liikOrf
uv i buuiiA, vivu niiti 4* ui\_uuin0 iivmi*)
For the coftui under the daisies.
And thus forever throughout the world
Is love a sorrow proving,
There are many sorrowful things iu life
But the saddest of all is loving.
Life often divides far wider than decth,
And fortune a strong wall raises,
But better far than two hearts estranged,
Is a coffin under the daisies.
Inspector Ball in Gives Farther Insight
Into the Crookedness of South Carolina
Marshals and Deputies.
Washington, Feb. 21.?Ralph Bal
* . j. i. n \. ~ ?> i.i
nil in nis testimony io-uay ueiuru uie
committee investigating expendtures
in the Department of Justice, said
that there were more than sixty deputy
marshals in South Carolina. He
said he examined the accounts of more
than thirty of them and found that
two-thirds of these had made false and
fraudulent statements. He also testi^
-> iL.i u - i-- J ? 1
UfcU UlUi nc iiuu cAacmucu liuu vuiuiai
conduct of United States Marshal
Blythe, of tnat State, and found that
he had ignored the instructions of the
Department and the laws enacted by
Congress for the guidance of marshals
and disbursing offices, that he was personally
responsible for reporting only
about one-fifth of the amount of fees
and commissions earned in civil cases,
that he had frequently transmitted to
the Treasury Department to be allowed
in his favor receipts and vouchers from
witnesses of the United States and jailors
in charge of prisoners without having
paid to such creditors of the United
States the full amount specified in such
receipts or vouchers, and had made
untrue statements in explanation of the
reasons why he did not pay their
claims, that he had applied money in
trusted to him for purposes other than
those provided in the act making the
appropriation, that he had rendered to
the Department weekly itemized reports
of 1 lie disbursements which did not
show all the payments made aud the
weekly statement or the public funds
in which he reported fictitious balances,
and that he had knowingly presented
to the Treasury Department for approval
accounts for fees and expenses
of deputy marshals containing false
and fraudulent items and had given as
'an excuse that he did not examiue the
accounts when he made oath as to their
Balliu also testified that twenty-seven
deputy marshals had rendered false,
fraudulent and fictitious accounted
services rendered by them^J?iie f0j.
lwwin- uig r,. ITIllllI|)*
TJi^aiiils^aUi^^ O. Kimbrell,
John A. btevenson, Alfred Harris, J.
J. Pearson, Wm. M. Mattag-, Wm,
Bridges, A. G. Smith, C. A. Carson,
J. K. Sage, C. W. Cuminiiigs, Jcs.
"-Turner, M. S. Alexander, W. F. Gray,
\V. V. Holden, Wrc. Kennedy, R. E.
Evans, T. R. Fisher, W. C. Fisher, R.
J. Sprattley, M. L. Case, R. M. Casey,
J. 13. Dill, T.J. Barrister, W. D.
THE MEXICAN VETERANS.
proceedings In the House of Represents,
tlyes, pn the Bill to Give Them ponaiopg,
- w A-sntxiiTOK. Kehriiarv 18.?ill the
House this morning the rules weir
suspended and a resolution was adopted
providing, for night sessions on
Friday evenings for the consideration
of pension hills. Three motions tc
adjourn were voted down. The j>eiisiou
committee was called, and Mr.
Hewitt, of Alabama, rnnveri to sns
pend the rules and adopt a resolution
making the Mexican pension bill the
spacial order for the 21st inst. On
this motion many Republicans re\
fraiued from voting, thus leaving the
House without a quorum. A call ol
the House was ordered and the sergeant-at-arms
was ordered to take the
absentees into custody and bring them
before the bar of the House.
The House, at 10 p. in., was still
filibustering, no business being trans
At 1.45 a. in. the House was still
engaged calling the roll and bringing
in absent members, with every prospect
that daylight will find it similarly
Washington, February 19.?The
House remained in session all night,
and at 8.15 this morning, the Democrats
having secured a quorum and
further proceeding under the call having
been dispensed with, the question
recurred on seconding the motion
made by Mr. Hewitt, of Alabama, to
suspend the rules and adopt a resolution
making the Mexican pension bill
the special order for the 21st inst.,
which was seconded, 165 to 1,
The House was in no mood for a
thirty minutes' debate by the rules,
and Mr. Warren, of Ohio, simply expressed
opposition to the bill because
he thought it would be unwise to
change the ground of pensions from
disability to service, ino rosomtion
was adopted?yeas 175, nays So. The
announcement' of the result was received
with applause 011 the Democratic
side, and the House, at 8.55,
A GREAT FLOOD IX CALIFORNIA.
Hundreds of allies of Railroad Track
San Francisco, February 20.?A
<rreat storm on Sunday night caused a
aam in Los Angeles River to burst,
producing the most disastrous flood
ever experienced. The lower;part of
the city was completely inundated and
forty buildings were swept away,
Hundreds of families were obliged to
abandon their homes and soek shelter
ou the hills. The loss amounts to
$150,000. From Los Angeles io Mo
- J x _ C I J.' J *1..
jave, a instance 01 one nunarea nines,
hardly a mile of the Southern Pacific
Railroad track remains in place, and
east to San Francisco, eighty miles,
the devastation is equally great. The
California Southern Road from Colton
to San Diego is also washed out in
mauy places. Travel in all directions
is suspended. It will probably be two
months before communications can be
properly established. Reports received
irom towns in the southern portion
of the San Joaquin Valley announce
the heaviest floods ever known in that
A popular domestic journal for American
homes, will be sent for &ne year free to
every lady who will spnd qt o$$e the names
and address of 10 married ladies, "and 30
cents in one cent stamps for postage. Best
paper for either yonng or old housekeepers
m existence. This oner is made only to
secure names to whom to send sample
copies, as we know every lady who once
sees The Housewife will subscribe for it.
Regular price $1.00 per year. Address,
The Housewife, Rochester, N. Y. *
?A special from .Clintonville, Wis.,
sav9 that St Joseph's Catholic church
and school at Kenosha was burned at
three o'clock 011 Saturday morning.
Seventy pijpijs and si^c sisters escape^
in their 'night clothes, d, ijnraber of
narrow escapes feeing made. The loss
k not stated. " "
A MOUNTAIN TRAGEDY.
Three Hen Slain lo a Ficht Over Mica
Mine by Two Antagonists.
[ From the Charlotte Ohercer.]
Mr. H. S. Toms, proprietor of the
Rutherford Hotel, whs in the city on
Friday, and from him we gained information
of a bloody tragedy lately
enacted near Bakersville, in Mitcheil
county, in which three men were killed
outright by two neighbors with whom
they had involved in a difficulty. The
affair occurred 011 last Saturday eventng,
but Mr. Toms had been unable
to ascertain the full particulars. What
he tells, however, is authentic and can
be vouched for. It seems that near
Bakersville is a mica mine, and its
possession was disputed by a man
named Ed Ray together with another
white man on one side, while three
other men, whose names were not
learned, claimed possession on other
side. Ray and his companion endeav
oreu iu ui'ive uie uiuei ujlcc men a>vav.
Quarrels aud fisticuffs eusned for "a
few days, when the trouble assumed a
mor? serious aspect and the men appeared
against each other well armed
and ready for bloody work. On the
fight being precipitated Ray and hie
companion shot the three men down,
killing them almost instantly. The
two murderers immediately fled the
neighborhood, and have not since been
Our informant states that Ray is
charged with the murder, at different
times previous to this last affair, of ten
men. He is represented to be a coldblooded,
heartless, desperate character,
which one reasonably suppose to be the
case if he is guilty of the amount oi
crime charged to his hands. The three
men killed were all respectable citizens
of Mitchell county. Considering the
magnitude of this tragedy, the sensation
which it has, to all appearauccs,
is remarkably small, and the news has
traveled slowlv to the outside world.
Probable Mcrdeu in Cheraw.?
On Saturday afternoon W. B.Cash, a
son of Col. E. B. Cash, went to Che.
raw, and after remaining about two
hours walked up to the peace officer,
who was sitting on a dry goods box at
, the corner of C. A. Brock's store.
Passing him a few paces, Cash wheeled
. round and fired three shots in quick
cn<^oacinn frntn a fhirti'^icrht. <y?Hhrp
Smith & Wesson shooter, the first hitteng
a bystander, Mr. James Coward,
and shooting him though the lungs, the
. second shot took effect in the marihal's
left lung, and as he tell Cash fired
another shot, but missed. Dr. G Kollock,
who was called in, pronounced
both wounds dangerous, though not
necessarily fatal. Immediately after
firing the shots Cash jumped on his
horse, which was near, and made his
escape. At last accounts he had not
beeu arrested. The difficulty arose
out of the attempt of the marshal ot
. Cheraw to arrest Cash, on the night of
the 16th inst., for disorderly conduct.
f --A. CKIL2 croup should
' have a dose of Piso's Cure. *
B. B. B.
Tills is tne concentrated jiiooa runner niai
saves flme and money by its use?because il
cures Blood Poisons In the quickest time on record.
It cures Scrofula, in thirty days; the
, kidneys relieved with one bottle, Heredltarj
Taint of children" removtd with one bottle
? Skin Diseases and Eruptions cured with tw<
bottles. Syphilis of all stages cured undei
sixty days. Each bottle proves Its wonderful
' value. Large bottles $1. Druggists sell It.
, $1.60 spent for Eankocine will cure any case o:
G. and G. within forty-eight hours, wlthou!
i loss ot time, change of diet or any interna
BLOODED DULL, No. 52, bred by R
Peters, of Calhoun, Ga., drop pet
May, 1879, sire tlie thoroughbred Jersey
.|_i>uu "Alfonso!'jeaaster NqT:j013, dam No
48 Alderuey cow, bredby R. Peters, sn?
sired by "Kail Road", a Jersey b'ull Xo
1808, her (lam No. so, Alderuey cow, pur
chased by R. Peters in Pennsylvania, sh<
sired by an imported bull, her dam ai
.Aldernev cow. Calves insured for $5 0<
each. Cash down or ' 'no go,''
HAYS & RUTLAND
i /T) FliESH OYSTERS ^
I BEG TO ANNOUNCE TO THI
public that I have taken charge of th<
I store one door north of that of Messrs. W
R. Doty & Co., where I shall conduct a
All the delicacies in season will be kepi
on liand, and will be served in the besi
, I will al?o keep on a yuod stock 01
. Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco, Pipes, Cannec
I Goods, Etc.
TIIE PUBLIC PATRONAGE IS RE
i irovtvf.rynr rat.tit.
1 Jan 24-fi3m
HAS REMOVED HIS BAR ROOM
RIDGEWAY, S. C?
Where he will always keep oil hand a
finft ftssnrfmpnf. nf Hnnnrs. innlndintf
? ? "O
XXXX GIBSON RYE,
OLD CROW WHISKEY,
SWEET MASH CORN,
N. C. CORN WHISKEY.
Together with all grades of Wine, Gin.
All goods sold at
COLUMBIA AND CHARLOTTE
LAGER BEER AT $1.00 per Dozen,
Now that the cotton is abou t a
and fanners are not as busy as they will
be in the spring, we suggest that they
bring in their gins to be repaired in order
to avoid hurry and disappointment wlieu
Wethppw tliisaiit a? a iqggestiop, and
you must biame yourselves if you don't
get'your gin vvften you ^hnt it.
cr. :m:, zed Laliott,
(xEEMAN K AINIT
TONS GENUINE GERMAN KAINIT,
direct importation, and all other Fertilizers
for sale by
?erf'$ Wharf, Charleston. S. 0,
Dec 25-^3t^ '
c cl: .a. L s s 1
THE LARGEST IMPORTERS 0? FOREIGN ]
FOR SALE A WELL SELEC
Apples. Oranges, R
And Everything Else that a First-*.
tST COUNTRY ORDERS FILLED
D/if 01 vi;n
J. L. Mimnaugh,
for the Northern
to purchase our ?
STOCK, and in a f
we will be receiv;
take much pleasure
iug those who mi
us with a call.
J. L. MIMNA
a great mum
$WORTH OF CLOTI
, 949VV NEW YORK COST.
[ o 0A
LARGE LOT OF JACKETS, CL
' DPwiSS GOCUS AN.
! jlt ca
; GREAT BARGANS IN B4
BLANKETS, QUILTS I
These goods must be sold to make room fo
think we are only gassing, when we offer to sacri
can afford it. We bought this stock of $8,000 at
\ and see and price the goods, and you will surely
; A. WIL:
l 11 y A \V m>A\V*V oiwl P TT <
anil -wiii be to see their friemls ami custom*
t save you money.
'"if FILL AIT
L. SAM I
1 have just returned froiu the Northern marke
I purchased 0110 of the handsomest stocks of DEI
| I invite my customers, and friends to call and e
purchases, feeling that I can suit the tastes of tl
Li DIES' DKESS GOODS in all the new stj
Alpacas, Cashmeres, Ginghams, Shirtings, ?Doi
of PIECE GOODS is complete, and at low figur
. Our Goods will satisfy the most critical dem
' These Goods only need to be seen to be apprecia
3 Ladies are cordially invited to call and inspeci
never has been such a handsome and extensive <
placed on our counters. All standard and reliat
isfactory, and the only difficulty the purchaser n
? tiou from such an immense variety of desirable ]
t ICTOTIOISrS! 2S
f Novelties in Nottingham Yalencienne and Lir
I and White Ties, and all styles of Laces. Also,;
Silk Handkerchiefs, re?.l Torchon Lace (Spanish
. in Pink and Blue Mud, suitable for ladies' neck
GIVE ME A CALL. Perfect satisfaction gu
Polite attendants -eady to serve all visitors.
IT STANDS AT
1 * ...
COTTON SEED! COTTON SEED!!
I will pay (15c.) Ijfteeia merits cash per
Bushel for" lO.OQQ Bushels SOUND DKY T\
COTTON SEED, delivered to me at this <
place before the first of next November.
Will excliange Cotton Seed Meal for Cotton
J. B. FRAZIER, Buc
Octl7-x3m Strothers, S.C,
COTTON SEED! COTTON SEED!! Evai
I will pay (15c.) fifteen cents cash per
Bushel for 10,000 Bushels SOUND DKTf
COTTON SEED, delivered tQ me at this
place before the first (if next November
WiU exchange Cotfop Seed Me$l for Cotton
J. U. tKVSBY,
i Sept 19x3m * " Shelton, S. C.
. ' - >/- " mmmmmmmmmmmmtmmmmmmmmmmammmtatmmmmrn
1 * m
I O 1-T, S. C.,
rKUlTo UN THE SOUTH, OFFEK
)TEi> STOCK OF
wsnss, Cocoannts, *
Dried Figs, Onions,
tass Wholesale Fruit Store
WITH DISPATCH. J&
BR, . :* .
use, Mr. -M
% '* .*J
JPRINU \ ^
ew days .
" e "v"' - .j ..
SALE AT THE ,
r cost. w
r SPBING STOCK. The public may
ifice tnese goods at snch prices. We
fifty-five cents on the dollar. Come
5IMPSOX lmve cmu*e of the store, ft lyraf]
jrc nii'o II^Arn o ?n/? 4-V*a*T mil
'iO. V?I?V VMVU* U. VtUi <U1U Wl^T W 121 1
A. WILLIFORD & CO.
flTETMf I I
T T? T
J JCi 1j o. J
ts, where I have carefully selected and
F GOODS ever brought to this market
xaxnine my goods before making their A
be most fastidious.
rles and colors, Changeable Worsteds,
nestics, Flannels, etc., etc. Oar stock
ands, and prices favor the purchaser.
ted. -FKJLCISS TO SUIT TitiS TlMJfiS.
t our mammoth line of PEDfTS. There fl
collection of new and desirable shade*
tie brands. Prices will be entirely sateed
experience will be to maKe a selecpatterns.
ten Fichus, novelties iu Cream, Black
& b^itiful line of Ladies'and. Gents'
) in Cream and Black. A good article
aranteed. No trouble co show goods
L. SAMTJELS; I
THE LIGHT-RUNNING " v
That it is the acknowledged Leader in
le Trade is a fact that cannot he disited.
ANY IMITATE IT-NONE EQUAL IT!
he Largest Armed,
The Lightest Running, >
The most Beautiful Woodwork.
AND IT IS WABBA2TTKD
To be made of the best material.
To do any and all kinds of work. '*
To be complete in every respect
For Sale by , ,
J. M. BEATY & CO., %
Winnsboro, S. C.
Agents wanted in unoccupied texritc7.
OMESTIC SEWING MACHINE CO.,
Richmond, Virginia. v %
'. ... ^
, R. FiENNIKEN' ~iM
as j list received a supply of Self-Rising ^ ^
kwheat Flour and New Orleans Moaij
I a. t m ki?
za, vm viuvcrmueiifc Java uouee,
ned Goods, consisting of Salmon, Bart-- - - 1
5ears, Tomatoes, Okra and Tomatoes,
uhes, Pineapples, 'Marrow Squash, J|
jotash, Sardines, Chfljr-Chow and
ed Pickles, Mustard and Pepper,
sins, Citron and Currants, Koyal Baking
ders, Macaroni and Cheese, and
porated Vegetables for Soup.