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THE WEEKLY HERALD.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Wednesday Mornis, Marth 28, 1868,
Look out for the cross ) mark.
Renew your subsciptions.
Tour of Inspection.
Brevet Major General Ames, accompanied by
1ajor Roy, 6th, U- S. Infantry, Major Totten, In
spector General on General Meade's staff, and
Surgeon Smith, Medical Director of this depart
ment, arrived here last Thursday afternoon and
returned to Columbia Friday morning. The
General was on a tour of inspection through this
depirtmens- During his twenty-four bours' stay
here, he inspeeted' the gnrrison, examined the
status of affairs generaDy, and had: an agreealle
istepviw with some of'our- itizens.
n|o BSMM roteL
Tie-trireling public will be heartily glad to
learn that their old favorite, Butterfield, 'is bhu
self again, and in the same old place, the- Pavil
j"a; corner of Meeting and Hasell streets, which
he-has repaired, refitted, rejuvenated and refur
nished, in the most appro-ed and comfortable
marner, and after the order- Butterfield. We
are glad to hear of it, and for his sake, the pub
lie's, and our own, rejoice, and shall take an early
eccasion to visit the city, revive old memories
*ith a sight of old Butt., and a 'feed' at his well
edered t:o.rd. The location of this house is
central, in the midst of business, and presided
over, as most of people know who know any
thing, by one competent to keep a hotel. In
Oroof of which let the traveller stop there and
Return Tickets, G. & 0. . R.
We learn that the President of this road ha,
determined, in his desire to accommodate the
travelling public, to resume the old plan of re
turn tickets, good forone day. The regular rate
at present is eight cents per mile, the return
ticket will be only ten centL, or five cents each
way, lessening it almost one half.
In this connection, we are happy to state that
te distanee of break on this road is bei-Ig rapid.
ly and surely lessened. In a very sbnr; time, we
wit be able to give the gratifying intelligence
that the river will be the- only point of disco-i
nettion, and tbei, well we will go through in
about half the time, half the expense, and with
more than double the amount of sa,tisfaction now
eipereaee Bear patiently then wi-h the
present' arrangemient, or more fitly spcaking de
amgngeent, for it will soon be all "setti1.g up'
-right and tight. None but those behind the
scenes know ot the thousand difficulties that the
comipany7 have to contend against, and how stren.
nous the exertions to overcomne them, to give the
publio the old time accommodation of uninter
rupted travel, and moderat'e fare.
H. S. B., of Frog Level, is respectfully inform
ed, in ianswer to query why his paper has been
- oos.sd long ere the suliseription is out, and why
it failed to reach him last week, that the first
charge is owing altogether to thle fact of his be
Jng in bad company,his name unfortunately hap.
pening to be in between two others whose time
had~ expired and who would not pay up. It wai
so easy to mark all three; but it shall not ocem
aamn. The ne it charge, "why it failed him en
tirely," is bard to answer; if our fault, we apolo
gize, if any one -else's, we grieve with him that it
happened; and hope it will be regular hereafter.
E. H. W., HoneaPath-Your paper is mailed
regularly, and not b.eing mail bgent an.d post
m zaster,as. well as printer, we cannot tell what
- becom.ato4'it. P'lease get after the P. M., stir
him up with a sharp pole, and oblige. We have
*not tieen suspended yet.
Bricka, of Mudhole, is- informed that if he
throwa.rocks over into "our yard," we'Tf throw
them out again. We never done nothing to no
Toeang Wife, , eggs is eggs, but a iona
sharp pointed egg, an old dutch fork lady says,
will hatch out a rooster chicken, round eggs pul
*lets If yoo want pullets don't place eggs irl
* .your husband's hat. Any ot.her information
Several little poetic effusions have found theil
way lateTy into our box, some good and a fei
not e aite so good. We will attend to them as
space admits. Contributors will please beai
in mind however, that space is limited, and wi
oanot insert articles of -a lengthy character.
[FoR THlE REEALD.)
- 2! ]!pr Mexico.
hr. feall:-The letter of Capt. Manry, pub
flhed-in yoer last issue, has been read with muel
jterest by some of your patrons. There ares
great many of our citizens who by the results o
the war, have suffered in propty to such an ex
tent that they desire to leave the country fi
some meore congenial clime ; and there are mana
who for other rmasonrenWttain the same -feelig
But the vexed question has been,-where are
*they to go? df you believe him, Capt. MIa
has answered the question, Cheap and riel
- -ands (uwondet fully productive"), a climate simi
lar te our own, only better, and the same pro
ducts of the soil, with others mueli more profit
ble in tie matrkets of the world-these ar<
some of the inducenients offe?red to the emigrant
As to the labor question, I think that it will soo;
be demonstrated that this country has no advati
tage of that. The mangrel race of Mexico is as goo
and industrious as the unadulterated African wit
his "blessed freedom," and the Indian much muor
honest, if Capt. Maury is to be believed.
I do not intend to discuss the question of poli
tics-the permanence of the Empire under Maxi
milian, nor that of the great American Demc
'cracy ynder the Radicals. Your readers are wel
Informed as to the difference between Acoeedd
dumn, and h,ceede-dte.
But to the point ;-who will join this move
ment? I will; but we must begin right. Let
comupanyof fifty or one bnndred families an
individuals be formed, who will immediately sen
an agent to Mexico to get all the information w
rant about the country, and to select a locatior
Thuis wilLrequite money. I propose therefore
meeting on sale day in April next, for this pu
be at a plaoe to be made known by calling
thaeadofc.I w a' e oMxc
ph eradofies we can' get to aMlsro hc exi
peooap "t er sidet o oanaefrmwic"ec
For the Herald.
This Is a festival of the Church which has been
observed for many ages, by the followers of the
Redeemer. It is a moveable feast:-hence it
somnes is earlier than it is at others.-This
will very easily be understood, when the follow
ing rule is recollected-viz: "Easter-day is al
ways the first Sunday after the Full Moon which
happe"s upon, or next after, the twenty-first day
of Afarch : and if the FU Yoon happen upon a
Sunday Easter-day is the Sunday after." Anoth
er fact is stated by Wi. Hone in his "Everyday
Book" that may well be remembered, viz: The
earliest posile day, whereon Easter can happen,
in any year, is the 22d of March. It fell on that
day, in 1838, and cannot happen again on that
iy il the year, 225."
"The laefo pevile day whereon Eater can
happen is the 25th o April."
This festival is commemorated by the Lutheran,
Epkcopal and Roman Catholic Churches, in Eu
rope I beliere, with great regularity, as the year
passes on, and the time for its observance comes.
Connected with this season of commemoration
in the Church. are many innocent amusements,
in which the people indulge. As these are tole
rated by the Church, it is supposed, and correct
ly too, that there is no harm in these amuse
There are certain customs prevalent in some
sections of the country, which are supposed to be
peculiar to such sec*ion; such as the coloring of
eggs for Easter. This has generally been thought
to be peculiar to the German people; and it was
broughi by them from the.Fatherland. But this
custom prevails in some sections of England;
CumberlapJ fW instance. The descendants of
the Germans in this State, always prepared their
eggs for Easter, and had much amusement in the
sport of pecking eggs; the points of the eggs
were struck against each other, and he, whose
eg; broke the other, took the broken egg, as the
spoil or game of victory.
J. A. J., rf this district, many years since,
gave an Easter egg to A, G. S., which was color
ed about the year 1830, or perhaps before. He
kept one himself which was colored a year be
fore. About this period, this custom was in full
vigor-it began then to wane, and has been grad.
ually going out of use, until it has almost been
forgotten. Whether the two eggs, referred to,
are in existence now, I am not able to tell. They
were reminiscences of old times, and bring up
pleasant recollections of youthful days. These
have passed away, and we must address ourselves
to the present.
Pardon this scrawk- Occasionally I s1.all trou
ble yout with some effusions similar to this.
For the Herald.
The What f(ot Club.
"Blessed is he that expects nothing for he shall
not be disappointe,d."
Such was the text of a series of papers written
aid published some years ago, before the war,
by a society of Friends, (not Quakers,) calling
themelves the "What Not Club."
I met the survivors of the Brotherhood the
other day and my thoughte-immedittely reverted
to that joyous season, when R. and W. and T.,
and our old friend Peter, used' to' meet at the
Clubroom at the corner, and make old Time him
self smile at their gay good humor. It seems no
longer ago than yesterday, yet the headi of S. is~
becoming gray ; W. who was once the gayest of
the gay, and the best dancer in the burgh, nou
hobbles weakly oncrutches, and is seldom seen
to smile ; care and suffering, and Time- having
done their wonted work. R. sleeps in a name
less grave in Virginia ; and T. was slain at Atlan
ta. Our old friend P~eter is about yet; he never
having gone to the wars, being unfit for service
on account of age and infirmity. C. still live.e,
but has become morose and surly, (that is, he
pretends to be,) and frequently declares that the
world is utterly unfit for a decent white man to
live in,-and wishes for nothing better than for it
to wind up. S., the present writer, is still gay at
heart, though his face shows the marks- of Time
and care ; though his lumrd'and the hair of his
head are becoming gray; and though he walk:
somewhat feebly on account of a wound in one
of his legs, and a sharp rheumatic twinge in the
other. W. and C. and S. and the old man Peter,
are all that now survive- of a once large circle of
friends. We purpose, Mr. Editor, to renew our
Iintercourse; to meet together again and again,
and to kindle again the fire of friendship that
once so cheered and warmed and invigorated us.
I find that my old friend Peter, (although a stran
ger might suppose that he already had one foot
in the grave,) is as full of his quips and quitk:
as ever ; and'twice-in the last two weeks have ]
burst three buttons off "that; waistcoat" laughing
at his odd jokes. W., althouth his dancing days
are over, has some sap in him still, and smiles
m~grimly at the crustiness of C., and the oddities of
rPeter and S.
Ahs ours is a literary club, Mr. Editor, we pur
pose, with.Jour permission, to let our light shine
rupon the outside world through your paper asa
medium. We believe that we can amuse and, i
may be, instruct others. Although t.he School
master is abroad, and we rejoice to know it, yet
-the Schoolmaster himself cannot lecture upon all
subects ; and let him do his duty as faithfully a.
le may, he finds at last that he has only planted
-the seeds of instruction,~ and that the soil inus
-'be tilled, and the young plante carefully weeded
by other hands. He has several times acknowl
eiled o u, wthtears in his eyes, thttheso
he cultivates is frequently stony anid harsh, ani
ful of briers and ugly weeds. Hfe has our earnest
sympathies. His careworrn face and stooping gal
are indicatis e of one bent upon doing his duty;
and who feels seriously the weight of responsi
Ibiity that rests upon him. We do not purpost
to take his place. His sphere is one, ch n<
one can fill half so well as he. ay all te fate:
forbid that we should ever try. We fear tha
our orb would become dimmer and dimmer unti
it wou'd be lost in a gulf of darkness. His orn
Ishines and grows brighter and brighter from dal
today and can never grow less. So let it be
But though we cannot presume to take upon our
selves the duties 'of the Schoolmaster, y.'t w<
hope, before long, to count him as one of us
We hope by ourgenial sympathy to lighten hi
-brdens and cause a smile to light up his counte
nnce, and raise a gentle ripple of.cheerfulnes:
Supon a mind prone to too serious views of life
SNo, our views of life cannot be too serious ; by
Slet it be borne in nmind that a profound serious
ness is not incompatible with a cheerful and hope
ful spirit. Our motto strikes the golden mueal
Sbetween the sanguine heart that expects every
athing, and the desponding spirit that droop
shrouded in gloom before every little cloud c
Although its langusaage is not very dignified
vet we think it contains a profbund and truthfu
aphiosophy. That philosophy we hope to chiminat
and by its wisdom we hope to be guided in th
luubrations, wl,ich, by your periss&on, wemea
to give to the world.
The concert, by the minstrels, last Friday
evening was as usual felicitous. We-learn that
they perform again next Monday night.
REUorous NoTC.-There will be divine ser
vice in Aveleigh (Presbyterian) Church, on Sun.
day next, by the Rev. R A. Mickle. After service
there will be a meeting of the congregation.
Mr. J. H. Latimer will accept our thanks for a
batch of late Nashville papers. We see from
them that the population of that city is increas
ing rapidly, and that trade was neT.r better.
Immense quantities of corn, mules, &c., are
shipped from that point.
Dr. CAPFRS, it will be seen, has opened a school
for young ladies and gentlemen, in Penmanship.
The doctor's style of chirography is very fine,
and his ability to teach the beautiful art cannot
be questioned. Therefore, all who desire to write
a legible and "pretty hand" had better avail
thdmselves of the opportunity.
CHANGE OF GARRisoN.-We notice with satis
faction the arrival of Capt. Murray, 25th 0. .,
who takes charge of this department, and who
supersedes Lt. W. Fouts. This change no one
will perhaps regret. Capt. M's short sojourn
with ns last summer was marked by a gentleman
1Ily deportment, and an impartial administration,
which won him the good opinion of our citizens.
He comes to us now very opportnely, and ours
short interview with him, confirming that opin
ion, gives us the assurince that his course of
action will be what is reasonably expected of one
in the position of a public gu_-rdian. His com
mand will number about 28 men. The superse
ded garrison left on. Mondty.
We are imformed that a branch of the Freed
man's Bureau is established here under the direc
tion, of Lt. Ziegler, act'g Sub. Assistant Com
missioner. Lieut. Ziegler's office is in the Court
Wiirr & COPPoc, have now in store one of
the completest and best stocks of clothing, and
gents', youths' and children's general outfitting
goods, ever shown in this ton n. Any one going
there for a fit and a good one too, must certainly
now get it, for there is no such thing as fail. It
makes no difference whether you be as talt- as a
pine, big as the side of a meeVing house, or on
the bantumn order, go to Wright & Coppock,, and
they will cover you most satisfactorily.
1)rAL & PoPE--The.oe gentiemers are itmpetters
of an kinds of Elnglisfr and American Hardware
and cutlery, Rubber and Leather .Blting, &c.
Their stock is very large and complete. . Our
readers are invited to read their card In another
column, and advised that their purchases can be
made at this establishment to their satisfaction.
Mrs. H. S. GRAYSo-of Gharleston, announces
through our columnns that she has opened a pri
vate boarding house, at '75 Broad Street. This
s a v'ery desirable and pleasiant portion of the
city, and persons desiring privacy and quier:,
combined *fth a good table and attentiori, can
not do better than stop there.
Wx. BorcE-Has just opened opposite Capers'
Drug Store, a choice assortment of family Groce
ries, Confectioneries, etc., at prices to suit the
times. This is a new establishment, well ordered,
well kept, and everything in it fresh. Constant
additions will be made to keep up an acceptable
Kirs, SEr.u.-The attention of ladies in want of
any article in the millinery Iine,are informed that
this lady's Spring Stock is open, and comprises
some beautiful specimens in Hlats, Flowers, Rib
bons, and in fact all things necessary and irequis
ite for a complete toilet.
WILsoN & WJIKER-Have just reCeived a fine
assortment of Groceries, Hardware, Corfection
erie.s, &c. It is their intention to sell these goods
out at a low figure; a capital resolution which we
highly commend. Success attend their efforts.
A. M. WICEER's Mody egpporium is now ths.
sweetest place in town, the ladia flock there,
and the children deposit all their small change
with Andy. Besides sweets he keeps a general
variety of Groceries,.kc.
STout, WEBB & Co., Charleston, invite atten
tion of buyers to their large stock of Spring Dry
Goods, of English, French and American- make.
Look at their card.
H. G. WIsKEAN-Advertises 25 bb1s. No. 1
Family Flour, at low rates, g bbs. fie Albany
Ale, first quality N. 0. Molasses, besides-a gene
rl assortment of Groceries.^
Mr. Robert Stewart has for sale a variety of
fresh, genuine and selected garden seed. For the
present they can be had on appiceation at his
Mrs. Sell advertises that handsomes and comn
modio& dwelling situated in the Eastern section
of the town, belonging to the estate of the late
A lady compet.ent.to teach the English branches,
Ialso mw.lc on the piano and guitar, wishes a sit
uation either in a fanmily or school. Address H.,
box 5., Laurens C. H.
F. Mf. PoPE.-Columibia,- advertises a fine plan.
Itation for sale in Edgefield District, containing
53() acres of land.
P. C. TrIENnoLM.-Very desirable house to
rent. Apply to advertiscr.
HARMON & SMIt-Dissolution of Deadfall
Foa SALE-Three exCellent violins, aMd one
1good piano, cheap. Apply at this office.
S. Hr-A fine Piang, and very many other
articles of desirable furniture for sale.
L. J. JoNEs-Interestag notice to distillers.
AMrrY LODGE-Meets Monday, 2d of April.
SIGNET CHAPTER-Meets Monday, 9th of ApriL.
SPEEcH OF THE EMPEROR NAPOLEON -In an
swer to the address of the French Senate, ;Na.
poleon said: The moral world, like the physical,
Sobeys certain general laws, which cainnot be in
-fringed without danger. It is not by daily weak.
ening the base of an ediflce,.that the crowning og
the building is accelerated. My Government u~
not stationary ; it advances, and :t means to ad.
vance, but on a ground consolidated, and! capa
ble of sustaining power and liberty. Let us call
to our aid progress in all its forms, but let um
81build up, layer'after le ver. that, great pyramid,
which has for its' base uiaiv6rsalsfrgeanfo
Sits summit~the civilizing genius of France.
Rai Roea Charge&
To Edilor f the Courier t-In your issue of
21st, "Moderation" propounds some questions
and'advances some statements, to which I pro
pose a brief reply on a few of the points em
braced in his article. First, as to the cost of
getting a barrel of flour to Greenville. - His state
ment is that it costs $9.70. I find upon inquiry
and reference to the Freight- Tariff of the South
Carolina and Greenville and Columbia Rail Road
the cost to be thus:
Drayage in Charleston (5 barre' to a load)..0.15
Freight, South Carolina Rail R ad to Co
Dravage in Columbia ... ................0.10
Freight, Columbia and Greenville, including
hauling rou:d break on G. & C. R. R... .$2.30
Total cost.................... ..--.30
If one barrel has to pay full drayage in Charles
ton, then the cost is $3.40.
I have been informed that the charge for pas
ge on the Greenville and Columbia Rail Road
was at the rate of ten cents per mile, and the
stage fare $3.00; but that the fare was to be,
and I think is now, reduced to eight cents per
When we take into comsideration the incremsed
cost of all articles needed rnd nsed by rail roads,
in repair of track, motive and car power. etc.,
some or most of whien are increased one tt, two
hundred per cent, over their cost before the war,
I do not think that an increase in the rates of
fare and freight is unreasonable when made to
cover the increased cost of what they hare to
purchase to put their road in order.
As to the right of making the scale of charges
for passages or freight, a reference to the char
ter of the Greenville and Columbia Rail Road
would settle the question. As to the question of
monopoly and imposition I will not go into argu
ment, but beg to be allowed to state one instance
in regard to the action of the Pre-ident of the
Greenville and Columbia Rail Road in regard to
refugees,that has come to my knowledge. A
widow lady of this city made her destitute condi
tion known to him, and he very properly allowed
her a free passage for herself and family of' chil
dren. - There may be other instances of like
kind. As far as my information extends, and I
thnik I will be borne out by the testimony of
others of our city, I think that the charge of "im
poQition" cannot well be laid to the President
andDirectors ef the Greenville and Columbia Rail
Road. No further communication on the sub
ject will be made by FAIR PLAY.
PEIONAL APPEARANCE OF PRESIDENT JorN
soN. -A Washington correspondent thus
sketches the personal appearance of President
JoNso, as seen by him upon the delivery of
his speecb on the 22d of February :
"Mr. Johnson is a man of stalwart mould.
Just above middle stature, be is so broad
shouldered, firm set, and deep-cbested, as al
most to seem below it. Ha has a large head.
It isa compact home for his fiery will and brain.
His face is marked ; strong oval outline, long,
powerful under jaw, well defined but rather
sharp chin ; a wide strait mouth ; full, flexi
ble lips ; skin coarse in texture but firm; com-'
plexion swarthy ; hair course black, streaked
with grey ; a nose small at the root, but full
and large at the nostrils, which expands and
lifts as he speaks; broad roorny forehead; beet
ling bushy eye-brows, beneath which are a
pair of the coldest hazel-grey eyes I ever saw
Iin human head ;-these are the outlines ol
Andreiw Johnson. His voice is clear, harsh,
power'ul and penetrating. When he seemi
speaking with~ most excitement, he is evident
ly the coolest man in the world."
TuE WILL. OF TIIEn LATE Da. JAn!E. -The
will of this well known-patent inedicine mar
has just been. fied in the e-fice of the registei
of wills at Philadelphia- Hie leaves to his
near relatiorns sums varying from $100 t<
$500 per annum, and bequenthes $15,000 fot
the erection of a new Baptist Church in thi
Western part of Philadelphia.. The widow iz
to receive $3,000 per annum, under the terma
of the marriage settlement, and, in addition
she is left the use of the house at Nincteenti
and Chesnut streets. By express terms o
the will, *no intoxicating drinks are to be kepi
n the new house, except for medicinal or cul
iary purposes. The executors are instruct
ed to set apart some $400,000 out of the in
Icome as a fund to rebuild in case any of hii
property is destroyed by fi,-e or other act.i 'ent
and also a fund to provide a suitable settle
ter marry. These sumts show how man.1
tousands of people have been,deluded by oni
Low PlucE OF ConoN.-One good effect of tlI4
late rapid decline in the price of cotton is appa
rent,. says the Colum1lus tngii'rer. Some plan'
r8 are not so much in the niotion of making bi
crops of eotton this year, hut are again consider
ing whether they had not better in ,ke bread an<~
meat enough, anid give the surplusof their planta
tions to the culture of cotton. We make thi
following extract ofa business letter from Web
ster County, Georgia : "Our farming interest i~
moving quiet ly, though at a much more mnoderat
pace than under the old system. Some of ou
best farmers are entirely destitute of laborers
other only partially supplied, and scarcely. an:
above..their.armer average. Farmers are aban
doning their previous notions of large erops o
cotton, and think it prudent to make a good grafi
crop-to raise meat and corn for their own con
Mxxco TO nE THE NEw lTSB REPUBI,c.-I
was stated in the New York Citizenz, a few week
t inee that shortly the Irish would have a repub
li of their own. The other night an orasor a
one of the many Fenian Circles in New York sali
that the paper in question referred to Mexico.
that Louis Napoleon was about- to withdraw hi
troops,not through fear of-this Government, bu
to make room for the. legions of the I. F. B.;.tha
Maximilian had agreed to abdicate on condinoci
of being proclaimed President oftbe new reput
lic ; and that so soon as the republic, had -beel
oclaimed letters of marque . would be issue
against British shipping. All this the orato
said, and'more. Whatever truth there may b
in it, it is certain that the members of the F. 13
expect some great movement to take place withia
a few weeks.
We are pained to announce ;that the Episco
pal chuach known as Lower Zion Church, situ
ated on the plantation of Gol. T. B. Gl1arkson
and erected by his father in the year 1820, wa
consumed by frre on Saturday last.. The confla
gration occurred froin the frring of an ad,joininj
field. This church was built forty-si.x years ago
for the express purpose of imparting religions in
struction .to the colored people, and it was th
first place of worship ever erected in Sooth Gate
linia, or in the entire Southern. count.ry, for hold
ing religious services on the plantations. It
pulpit was filed over forty years ago by th
Right Rev. Francis Rauedge, the present' revere
Bishop -ofTlorida, he having just -received des
con's orders in the church. Designed and bul
expressly to mieet the wants of the colored pec
ple"oa the plantations, it has scarcely survive
the institution of-slavery.
How. C. C. OLra.-We are pleased to see tha
two Republican papers are: demanding that Mi
Clay shall be immediately released' or put upoi
his trial. These.papers are the Tribune and th<
Commercial Advertiser, both of New York city
They both declare that, "by the Constitutitr, b;
the laws,, by public opinion, by safe precedent
b.y the claims of justice, he is entitled to a speed:
trial or to an immediate release. A great wrong
, th.ea anghr:t en remedied, is done."
Row TO MAER MUTo.-A lot of Coteawold
sheep having been seen in New York, tht would
weigh from 3M0 to 400 pounds, the proprietor (a
Canadian) was asked his method for fattening
sheep, and replied:
"In the rst place, I secure a goodL breed,
that is the most important point.' The next
thing is to keep them growing from the tine they
are weaned till they are taken to the slaughter
house, never allowing them to.growrAr at any
season of the year. I have fed the all the bay,
peas and oats they would eat. Peas are- better
than Indian corn for mtton. Oats furnish a
nitrogeneous matter for the formatio-t of neces
sary muscle. Peas produce more. fat than the
same number of pounds of cereal grain."
"Do you feed any roots and straw ?"
"Yes, each sheep gets not less than one or two
pounds of turnips daily, with all the straw to eat
and lie on that he wants ; and a good shed is pro
vided, with a supply of pure water, and sAIlt to
lick at pleasnre."
"How much do you expeet to get for the
largest of your flock ?"
"Two hundred dollars per bead, ot I ship them
from this market."
The next day we Tearned they were taken at
that price for Christmas matton.
A good story is told of a telegraph clerk to
whom a commissionaire delivered a written
message he bad been desired to dRspatch. On
reading it the clerk stared and inquired by
whom the message was sent, to which the
messenger replied, "A gentleman living in the
Rue la Fontaine." The clerk requested the
man to step into his office ,and~ take a seat.
Mpwhile a policemato was summoned and the
message shown to him. Itran thus: "Thave
thought of a better and more expeditious
mode of killing Favre," signed Mery. The
agent started for M. Mery's residence; he was
in bed, but was in the act ot announcing to
I his collaborator, K. Dulvile, with whom he is
writing Don Carlos, for which -Verdi is comT
posing the music, that he had thought of an
other mode of dispatching the Marquis of
Rosa (which part was to be acted by Faure),
than by a pistol shot as in Schiller's tragedy,
and had telegraphed to that 'effect to him.
TEXAs.-ADoPTIoN oF AxrI-SEcEssIo.N Ox
NANCE.-GA.VESTON, March 13.-The Texas
State Convention has adopted the substitute
for the majority report declaring the Seces
sion Ordinance null and void, acknowledging
the supremacy of the Constitution of the
United States, and renouncing the right again
to secede, by a vote of 43 to 87. The Com
mittee on the Condition of the State reported
an Ordinance permitting the Legisature to
pass a stay law -on all judgments for debts
for four years, on condition that-the interest
on a quarter of the principal of such debts are
paid each year. The Judiciary Committee re
ported an Ordinance protecting Confederate
civil and military officers from criminal and
civil process for impressment or injury of per
The Legislature of Yennessee hae lately pass
ed an Act appropriating ten thosBand dollars a
mile to build a road from Morristown to Paint
Rock, and the papers of Western-North Carolhna
are calling upon their citizens to take some action
in reference to the :extension of this, road to
Asheville. The enterprising men of -GreenviWe,
too, are manifesting some interest in this matter,
and advocates are found who-press the claims of
the Columbia and Greenville Railroad as an imnpnr
tint link in this Western connection.
Special Notse .
The friends of Capt. THOS. M. PAYS!StGER
respectfully nonminate him as a suitable candidate
for Sheriff of Newberry District. 'VOTERS.
gg ALL PERSONS DESIROUS OF OR
taininzg PHOTOGR APHS or A MBROTYPSS,
would do well to call at my Gvllery, at the oki
stand opposite the Court House,. irnunediately, as
my stay will be limited.
C. H. KINGS1O0RE.
March 21, 12--tfJ
Amity Lodge, No. 87, A.-. F. Il.-.
I A -REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF
~Amity Lodge will 'be held in the Lodge
Room on MONDAY NIGH T,April 2,t86,
at half-past 7 o'clock. Punct.ual attendance is
requested. By order-of the W-.-. N.-.
March 28 JAMES LARKIN, Secretary.
Signettihapter i . 11, R'.'...
A fiEGUI,AK (ONVOCATION 01
SIGNET CH APTER will be held in the
Chapter Room on MONDAY NIGHT,
C -April 9th, 186fi, at half-past 7 o'clock.
Companions will assemble withQut.further notice.
By order of theM.-.E.-. HI.-. P.-.
March 28 JA ME L ARKIN,&Beretary,.
ALADY wishes a situation as TEACHER iv
a PIV TEFAILY or SCHOOL~- She
s competent to instruct in English.and Music, eS
Piano and Guitar. IKelerences given ei .pplica.
ton. Address ""H,", BOX 63, Laurent,S$0.'
ALL persons having demuands against the Es
ktate of GEORGE D. AMICK, Decease, ar
hereby notified to present-them properir'attestet
ome onorhbefore thef:ssdaty)faynext.
I ' ~OgN J. AMIC Ada'r.t
Marc 28, 13-8t
SHAY# opened,' by request, in conetioi
-with my .Writing School f.vrYoung'Zeu
olas for Young Ladies, which mneets at my- resi
dence every afternoon at 4 o'clock
The-class for young nien meets at the New
berry Academy, at 3 o'clock, p. m. '
Terms $6 per month,. payable in ;dvance.
Private lessons given when desired.
March 28, 1866. 11..T. 0 APERS.
T HRE FNE VOIJ'S,prices ranging from
TH0 tI $2 ah lo n good rIANO,
suitable fo;,a Miss to-learn o,price *75.Fo
fuher information inquire at this OFFICE.
Match 28, 13-tf.
Dissolution of Copartnership,
BSMITH, is this day dissolved by mutual consent
THOS. F. HARMON.
J. D. SMITH.
Deadfall, lIIarch 10,4866. *.,
March 28, 13-1t.
Flour; Flour, Flowr
A RR,is a . 1 - IW
'BBLS.delicious ALBANY A.LE, ondrait
~r4) atH. C. WISKEMAN'S.
arei 28, 1.8-t.
T~TPQP nn.litv New Onleaus MOLA&~ES. Fa~
RE NOW OPENINGH
Largest -Stowk 4f-h
In their line, ever before i
in this mirket, cofts ist
in part of
Supcrfine cloth Coats and -%qQse
r drap d'ee do.de
Fr An fancy caSLj. dCo -
Spanish drills*nd due linene
Every quality of coat or aqne
* * panr,
Hats of various styles and qsyit liana
Boots and $hoe&'in gtmV low.
Special attelmon is caIted R ftu
Sizes, 7? ?eneed frr 6fwea#e
from the largeafsYt h
A foRsupply ot
Incbrding eloths, ari6e$*
brushes, combs, &c.
sure them we will ^Me 40 1
mar2BJ14t W8 -
"$Pf repty bm6ft6
Is niow open- for tei -
For TAPM ad,
Of isst beautifulgpattern
thie1 VIlNRw DNE
Her long ex perigac0 inth
rnts.her in believing t a
faction to all who faverie~r i
from Charilated wisirleether e
Assorted candies, m
canii, car*uats, eiUip -
WIgnelH; pecanw en-4~
cOanutts, frists.. leine@s,
soda,.wine-and Boto&sI kIk !
cheese,. aviofrig entae4 , 4
soda, gmnge?, t-ai,fri 1wn
markerel, Morr, blneing,~
gre.ul pep$er-v.a4 ind d
clore-, hamls,.-rice co,dft1%aIk ,~o
ph or,. toharc.o, s<:garg, ~p)pea
t et soap, bIai-k~igh lid
ons, jombs~ b. ,ei
l)airL9,.pens, i4d V
Ifounad s.(ndily u9eMtja -
AU of ,weh. wil by ag
og caanot come sen~'d, bsar
nd intends-to keep
- He -leepestftdlIy soeefW -
Hi store is ofrValir
-Nearbergy, Mai2 3 6
Cos dgosI p -g"
coe rbeinte d e~wF~thsik~S
calhere& ir, a tzhme I sm& y
Mar e 134L
tOO tdIOUStO $ RD.
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