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NEWIRERRY, S. C.
Wednesday Moiniug, Yune 27, 1866.
As stated in the.last issue the present size is
the best that we can do or give our patrons un
der the circumstances. Some few have asked if
we cannot do better, print a larger sheet, &c.
We answer no, unfortunately, not just now, but
in the course of a short timegve will fully satisfy
them, we trust in all these respects. All we ask
is a charitable forbearance, and not to look for
impossibilities. We are working hard to gratify
them, and before very long we think there will
be no reasou to complain. On the other land,
the sympathy and good wishes of the large ma
jority is fully appreciated and gratefully remem
Thanks are tendered.to our town subscribers
for their liberal and hearty response to the call
of last week, in aiding us by the renewil of their
subseri'Ptions. As a general thing, all whom we
called upon cheerfully did so, while many new ad
diions were made to our list. A few wco. out
of the way, and therefore were not called upon,
but we will look them up soon; in the meantime
we will not be offended if they look us up in fur
therance of this object. New subscriptions will
also be received.
We are beginning to hear too from our friends
in the country, and it affords us gratification to
thus learn that we are not forgotteu. New i;imes
ore coining in from old friends, while, the renew
als are many. Thariks friends, old and new ; the
tide is rising, and the Herald will soon fRoat clear'
of the- sank bank on which it is now stuck. A
few good, strong pulls, with the help: of this
friendly tide, and our craft is in deep water
A GoOD IDEA.-The ladies are proverbially
hap#py in their ideas, and their conclusions are in
* variably good. They have a truly felicitous knack
of doing things. We know of no better way
when one is in any kind of trouble or doubt,than
to fly at once to them. If there is the least'
~gliiner of hope they are sure topoinit it out, and
that,quickly. Talking to a number, of charming
young ladies one day last week, about the fire,,
misfortune, loss of office, etc., and the chance of
building up, they at~ once proposed them
setves as our agents in procuring, new cash sub
scribers. Their success is certain. The plan
proposed is an admirable. one-it is that no gen-.
-tlemnan be admitted into their circle until he sig-~
'tffy his readinesa to subscribe to the Herald. As
a test 'of -qnalification he must subscribe or be
shu'Tt out from the pale of their amiles and influ
ence. Now, if many of our young friends adoptI
the plan so happily proposed, the Herald will
soon ride upon the top-most wave. To all such
it shall be our happy duty to hunt them up good,4
obedient, loving-husbands, that we may in some
small meaue,'repay them for their great kind
ness and helpy.
Messrs. Rutledge & Ostendorff weare happy to
see, and also to inforin the publib, now occupy
the store on Mollohon Row, formerly that of
Williams & Ferguson, and present to view a
choice and. ell selected lot of family groceries,
comprising every ~article in that line. TheseI
goods are all fresh being but lately purchased and
received. We oheerfully''qcommend. theju&to
MEETINGS FOR SALE-DAT.-Meetngs have been
held in many districts of this State, called to
gether for the purpose of getting the public
voice aA to the serious question now pending
the action of our Judges in regard to the Stay
Law. From all quarters a general reprobation
is heard. Shall we not have a meeting also ? It
is suggested that our citizens come prepared on
Sale-day to express their viewsin public meeting,
and that at an appropriate Ifour notice be giveu
and. they be invited into the CourAJIouse.
On the same day, bear it in mind a meeting is
called for another purpose-that of organizing a
regular district police. This is a matter of the
utmost importance and should not be overlooked.
Mischief stalks abroad, and steps must be taken
to check it, or the conpequences none can tell.
A meeting was held in the, Court- Rouse on
Friday afternoon last for the purpose of organ
izing a police company. After a few preliminaries,
resolutions were offered, and a company of 40
men organized, with the following efficient offi
cers, Y. J. Pope, Esq., Captain ; Mr. T. M. Pay
singer, Ist Lieutenant, and Mr. Thos. Moorman
Orderly Sergeant. This is a move in the right
direction, and we hope- that each man will feel
the proper zeal in this matter, and do a duty so
highly necessary without reluctance. Let there
be no shirking. Since the meeting many others
have voluntarily added their naies to the com
We are permitted to make the followingi
extracts-from a private letter, by -Rev.. Dr.
Thomasat presefit iu Canton, Mississippi, to
his daughter. He says the crops in the
whole South-western country are worse than
thev were ever kn.own at this season of the
year, there are very few even in New OrLeans.
who think there will be a million bales made.
this year. This country is as bad or worse
off than any I have seen, much of the cotton
not yet touched, and a great deal ploughed up,L
and the land planted 4in corn. Many of the
planters have dismissed their freedmien, e
ause of baving no stands of cotton.
The person who wrote to GA?pt. P ysinrger,
aonymously, is earnesdy requested to call upon
that gentleman personally.and give him an intera
view. If he, has the public gobd and interest at
eart he will certainly do so; it is of vital impor
taice that hesshould. It is promised that the
tmost secrecy will be maintained.. Call upon
him by all means and give the desired informa
Mr. De Fontaine of the Columbia airoliniani
will please accept our warmest thainks for,~-his
arnest expressiou of.symnpathy, and also .for the
kind offer to loan us material froni his excellent
office. Mr. T. B. Crews of the Laurens Herald
also places us under obligation by, a like kind
offer. Such kindnesses come with a senseof re
THE PRA.IRIES BECoMINfa FoREsTs.-Western
papers assert that what were vast 'treeless prai
ries in Illinois twelve -years ago are now covered
with a. dense growth of thrifty young forest trees,
compiisinlg var'ious species of oak, hickory, cot
ton-wood, ash, &c.
-BALTIMoRE, Junet22.-2 meeting of the friends.
ofthe President as reconstruction policy was held
last night at Monument Square. Covernor Swan
presided and spoke,together with other prominent
It .ray be some consoTation to those here who
are suffering from the heat to know that it is
inteA;e1y hot elsewhere? exchanges generally
An attempt at rape was made by a negro on
the person of Nrs. Frank Dent on Saturday last,
in Coimbia. The cries of her little daughter
gave the alar-m, when the villian fled, but was
afterwards arrested. Hangiag is too good for
Two horse thieves have been arrested in
Charlotte, N. C., by nme Win. Blizzard and
The Gharleston News is luxiuriating upon
watermelons, grown on Roddins Island, Wando
River. We are not quite as far along as. that
and can only boast of having seen a bloom or
The Entcrpr'ise and Mountaipeer of Greenville
have each ha..a bag of nw flour laid upon their
tables. The*first .as yIet..that . we have- noticed.
'No"doubt Newberry is tiot behind in new flour,
andur office having beeu destroyed is the reasopq
why, a sample .#not been left n ith the Heraid.
Harvesting ' ,gressing in Alabama. Wheat
crop average. CVrn prospect.good.
WASHINGTON, June 25.-In the Senate, a joint
resolution was passed, providing for -an official
histoi'y of the rebellion, and authorizing tbe
Secretary of -war to appoint .some competent
person to-write it, at'a saliry not exceeding $2,
500 per year. The tax bill was considered,- and
various ameiidments offered and adopted.
FREEDMAN KILLED.-We understand that on
Sunday .last,t~The Methodist Church at Springhill,
a freedman was et by Mr. Charles Briton, from
the effects of which shooting he died in- a very
short -tine after.
On Monday last Mr. Bridton presented, himself
to Captain M. Boyee, then commanding the gar
rison at this place, and told him that he was
ready to have the matter inquired - into, and a
decision made tierein, to which Captain B6yce
relTied -that he did not consider that the case was
one which called for any action on his part, and
th-it he thought that Mr. Britton was, amenable
arone to a civil court.-:Sumter News.
It is rumored at St. Alba-ns that a demand ha~
been made on this Gdvernmnent by the Canadian
authorities-for the extradition of Ge,ierals 'Swee~
neyn Speer, O1Xill, andthe other Fenian offreers.
Two thodsand volunteers had. returned toe Mon-.
treal no to Mon-lay night. It is ruxmored there
that, the Fenian prisoners will be hagged. An imn
umense open air ineeting in favor' of repealing hie
neutrality laws was-hefd a 1roy, New frk,, .n
If the-re is anythnIg in the "war -and r,ti.iors -~
of war"-thedry, the world has never been nearer
a collapse than atpfresent.- Here are the Fenians -
fighting the Kanucks ~ there the Mexicans are ,
fghting Max and the Imnperialists, A little far
ther down on the mp th'e Peruvi:tus are fight inu
the S/"aniards, with Chili to help.. Tnen jusL
over the way, Par;ag;iay is fighin rg Brazil anid
the Argentine Confederation. All Europe is get-'
ting iendy f'or a big fight. -The; Riissians ;ure
fighting the Bokharra.s, u e Chinese are fighitin-n
the Moolians11 and the '' TatarIs, anid Congress
ar e fighting "all they know how". against Andy
While a1 working party was engaged a few days --
ago, in disintering~ the Federal dead -who f'll- ini
the battlIe of Resaea, thtey discovered a body
which. exci ted auemI1Tion Romi the analdlness -s the -
feet On exmmntion it W~as fouind to be that of
a woman who ha-d beemkilled by. a tyullet. Ihrh
the head. The grave was marked- "Charles
onson; private, Sixih M issouni Volunteers.
WeT are pleased to learn that- Mr. Jeffersor
Davis and fatmily are living plea-sant1y at For
tress Monroe. The ere well supplied. wit
Thc famous Mexican Chief Cortina is dead,
Our Charleston mail failed y esterday.