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Mr. Bonner Would Not Publish Mrs.
Stoe's Byron Article.
Nsw YoaR, August 30, 1869.
To the Editor of the Herald:
In your paper of this morning, I find
the following statement, copied from the
Louisville Courier-Journal, in regard to
Mrs. Stowe's recent article on Lord
"Dana and Bonner fairly burst with
spleen-Dana because he didn't invent
the Byron scandal, and Bonner because
he didn't get it for the Ledger. 'Dam
nation 1' cried Bonner, when he first
got an inkling of it; 'why didn't she
fetch it to me? Why, I'd have paid
her a cool $5,000 for it"
eis is not only a falsehood but a
Ialsehood which no one at all acquainted
with me could ever have invented.
Whateret I might have thought about
Mrs. Stowe's article, it would have been
"qiiit. contrary to my habit of speech to
thiracterise it by the word "damnation;"
bot this. I must say, that a million of
dollars could not have induced me to
print that gross and indecent article in
the Ledger, no matter what the pub
Ushers of the Atlantic, Monthly were
willing to do. Few women have evinced
so much talent as Mrs. Stowe. I have
myself purchased articles from her for
which I ebterfnlly paid her a high price;
but they were very different articles
*om the one under consideration. And
I do not believe any true friend who
was himself in his right mind could have
- adised her to sell for any sum that
- merhid, terrible, and unnatural hallucin
ation about Lord Byron. For her sake,
I siacerely and deeply regret that she has
done it. I know of no article published
inmy lifetime calculated to exert a more
ijujrious and demoralizing influence on
the-rising generation ; and for this reason
- I wish everybody to know that nothing
wosld have temspte i me to publish it.
- I tat Peclsion by the Supreme
_ The "Phenix" of the 25th ult., p ub.
Iishes in full the opinion of the supreme
court by Chief Justice Moses, in the
esat of James U. Adams against John
Kieckly. The quEstion made in the
case was whether the Clerk or the She
rif is the proper officer to make sales
directed by the Circuit Court. The ful
lowing points were decided :
1st. That when the Court intends the
sle to be made by the proper officer,
the Sheriff and not the clerk, is such of
S$d. - That it is in the discretion of the
tircuit Judge, for reasons satisfactory
Sbin, to nominate any fit and proper
person as the agent of the court, to make
a sale ordered by it. This decision ex
plodes the common opinion, that all the
drte of the commissioner of the courts
beretofore established for the adminis
a~tie of Equity are to be performed by
- theClerk of the Court of Common
Pleas. These courts, says the Chief
*J.stiou longer exist ; their jurisdic
tion has been transferred to the courts
of Cemmon Pleas and upon this trans
fer al the offcers and machinery inci
lunt to them were abolished, except so
faras retained by the existing law.
Whein a circuit Judge in a matter of
*Equity jurisdiction orders a sale it is by
thme direction of a Court of Common
Pleas, of which Court the Sheriff has
been the executive offieer, and has made
altsales from the earliest legislation.
The decision is in conformity with the
-practice in the United States Court,
where both law and Equity are admin
-istered by the same Judge. As the
4pinion issnot confined to a sale in the
Pagticular case under consideration, nor
to a kar under ny particular order or
decree, but is wieand extensive as the
jurisdiction of the Court, it becomes a
gemeil-rale for future guidance.
a t: Abb5Yfli5, Jaig Orr Clcers the
- blat etIG g00 e 00Cases.
We learn from the Abbeville Press
that Jmdge.Orr, with his usual ability
amd skill, disposed of 500 or 600 cases
urn the docket ; on Tuesday of last week
three bandred unlitigated cases were dis
ochdin one day alone, leaving some
est cses, which we have no doubt were
discharged. Judge Orr deserves the
gratitude of the people of Abbeville as
*well as of Greenville for the manner in
which he labors to strengthen the affairs
.oorcoontry. We can, withoot any
7itancy, say that he is not only the
- mest learned and able of our judiciary,
but also the most zealous and earnest
champion for the prosperity of the State.
It will be seen from -the annexed ex
trbact from the Press, that the A bbeville
Juries went farther than any heretofore
in tInging old debts down to something
like what they ought to be: "In all cases
which have been brought upon 'ante
alaradebts the juries have fixed the
sienuere of their verdicts at one-half of
-thme psincipal, and interest to the 1st
January, 1661. And the majority of
thms.e cases, by agreement of counsel,
have been referred to the Clerk, to as
sean the amount of principal and interest
ii conformity with this standard.
"in esn of Confederate debts, the rule
for scaling debts, which .is furnished by
Act 1869 has been applied, except in
cases of. peculiar hardship, where evi
dens has-been gone into as ik the true
nin of the property ?"
Judge Orr will hold Court at New
berry, in October, in the place of Judge
*The Church Monthly (Ritualistic) has
a article on -'Sacramental Confession."
It quotes the text: "Whosesover sins
ye remnit, they are remitted unto them,
sad .whosesorer sins ye retain, they are
retained," and then adds these com
weats: "On these words we could well
afodl to rest our argument. How were
it possilge, we ask, to express the Cath
;ulce claim to the Power of the Keys more
tersely, more distinctly, more emaphatical
ty? Suppose they were not the words
ef Christ ? Imagine them to be the ut
terances of some Pope of the Middle Ages.
-What then ? What would be the re
joinder that Protestants would make to
ene who should attempt to explain them
-away in the interests of the Church of
Rorne? Is the Scriptural teaching con
erang Infant Baptism anything like as
pW'as this? Or, concerning the Lord's
tej) r, eencerning the communion of
- fe Or, concerning the Divnity of
Christi Or, eoneerni'g the Trinity in
Unity ? By no means. What, then is
the ezplanatioa which Protestantism has
to offer for Its evident inconsistency?
Why does it ignore a truth as plainly set
fo*rth (preudice apart) as the Power of
, Prietly .Absolution, when It accepts
other truths not half so emphatically
taught, but on which, nevertheless, it
dIthe.geatest stress? We.leave Pro
'tesrmtitsm in Its old dileumma, and pass
SALE of LA*.-Mr. W. B. S. Beard
sold a valuable tract of land in this
county, yesterday, containing 1000 acres,
more or less, to Messrs, Mathis & Pay
singer for $5,000.
Rosa HosaAsA.-The Jewish new
year was celebrated by the Israelitish
world Monday and Tuesday last
The September number of the South
ern Cultivator, as usual, filled with in
teresting agricultural matter, is to hand.
Mrs. S. B. Weatherford, (says the
Marion Cresent,) through Attorneys
Sellers & Smith, has filed a petition to be
divorced from her husband.
We invite attention to the card of
Due West Female College. This excel
lent school can have no better reference
than its late catalogue affords.
Mr. H. G. Wiskeman can be found at
the store of Mr. A. Harris, during the
latter's absence North.
Hansley's Varieties performed here Mon
day and Tuesday. Their entertainn,en's
We ha. received the prospectus of the
Rural Carolinian, from Messrs. Walker,
Evans & Cogswell. It will be edited by D.
H. Jacques, Esq. This new agricultural
monthly is to be illustrated and made com
plete in all that pertains to the farm, the
garden and the household.
While hastening to go to press under the
multitude of little things that crowd around
us on that occasion, our eyes suddenly be
came riveted upon a luscious water-mel Ion,
and a basket of Scuppernong grapes and a
basket of new sweet potatoes. We paused
a moment to ascertain from whence so rich
a bounty came, then went to work invigora'
ted by the anticipation of a feast- Thanks
SALE-DAY.-Monday last was one of the
dullest sale days we have experienced in a
long time. But little business was transac
ted. The only sale by the Sheriff was a
tract of land containing two hundred acres,
for seventeen hundred dollars.
The exercises of the Newberry Female
Academy are resumed.
Messrs. Wren & Wheeler, of Lsurens,
will please accept our thanks for photo
graphs of the sun's late eclipse.
We had the pleasure of recently meeting
with Mr. J. N. An -erson, of Edgefield who
is at present with t.he house of D. R.
Wright & Co., of Augusta, dealers in Brit
ish and American t)r Goods, &c. Mr. A.
was in our section on business connected
with his firm.
Our young friend of ye Ancien Regime,
-we mean Capt. John W. Montgemery
who is always on time, thoug~h not on tick
-and who went up-stairs-immediately
after the late corfiag-has again conde
scended to descend to this mauldlin sphere,
nd may now be seen in his magnificent
store, lately occupied by Messrs. Paysinger
& Wilson, where he will shortly have on
riew a large selection of all the choice sil
er wares, table service.s, gold and silver
watches, and jewelry of every description.
he Oap'n. being himself a great admirer
of the beautiful and recherche, has undoubt
edly selected a corresponding stock of
We invite attention to notices in another
olumn, of that rare and valuable work, by
Dr, Francis Perye Porcher, M. D , entit!eca
"Resources of the Southern Fields and For
ests,-Medical, Economical and Agriculta
ral. It is important to professional men,
merchants, planters, farmers, and immi
grants, and to those abroad desirous of in'.
formation with respect to the vegetable and
agricultural resources of the Southern States.
Being also a Medical Botany of the South,.
ern States; with practicil information on the
useful properties of the Trees, Plants and
Shrubs. Walker, Evans a Cogswell, Print
ers, No. 3 Broad and 109 East Bay Streets,
Charleston, 8. C. Octavo, 740 pages.
Bound in best best muslin, $3.50. LIbrary
form, $4 50. Book sent postage paid, upon
receipt of the price. 25 per cent, discount
allowed the trade. Orders may be sent to
the author, Charleston.
The recent marriage of the Governor
of Florida is thus feelingly noticed in the
His Excellency Harrison Reed, Go
vernor of Florida, by the grace of the
"Voudoo," has taken to himself a wife,
during his rt cent :r-p North. We feil
very kindly on all such occasions, and
our joy and warmest wishes for the Go
veror's future happiness are only damp
ened by the fear that the State of Florida
wiil hiave to pay the expenses of the
bridal tour, as she already paid the ex
penses of a private law suit and a poli
In the wine-growing regions of
California, wine is cheaper than milk..In
Anahim and Los Angelos, common wine
is but thirty cents a gallon; milk costs
fifty. Even a common strong wine is
but forty cents. In Tuolumnme County a
large skilled wine-raiser offers over four
thousand five hundred gallons of excel
lent wine at twenty-five cents per gallon.
In Coloma the price of the two is the
same-forty cents. In Sonoma, good
wine is for sale at forty cents per gallon,
and milk is the same price.
The year 1769 was remarkable for
the birth of four of the most illustrious
men of modern times-Napaleon, Wel
lington, Cuvier and Humboldt.
The Sumter News says that a steam plow
will soon appear in Sumter. Speaking of
improvements, the News hopes that a re
ward will be offered for the acre of cotton,
cultiated in Sumter, which shall produce
the largest quantity and best quality of
cotton-in the year 1870. The News sug
gests a re-union of Sumter and Clarenden
It is believed that President Davie will
permanently reside in England.
Snow, frost ani ice have already ap
Dr. Edward Fisher of Columbia is dead.
Peruvin earthquakes are reported.
Louisiana expects a rice crop this
yar of'70,0 bAA nbhls,
Sept. 2nd, 1869.
In this, perhaps the last general epistle
this season, from Glenn's, we feel a sim
mering sensation, in the knowledge that
we are narrowing down to the little end
that a much longer stay is impractica
ble, that we must ere long depart, and
bid adieu (but not In tears, for divers and
sundry good, substantial and feeling con
siderations, not purposed to mention
just now, however,) to bubbling, spark
ling water, flees, pigs, hounds, et ad
omme genus, much benefitted it may be
hoped after a vast outlay of money,
waste of blood, time and patience. Fash
ionable watering places were not classed
among the institutions of the patriarchal
times, or Job might have had another
trial, but we will not follow out a train
of thought now presenting itself. We
mentioned the approach to the narrow
ing point, and lest it be supposed that
we entered at the larger end at the out.
set or income, the reader's mind will be
disabused of that idea and refreshed by
the information that the higgest end, to
use an Irishism, happened this time in
the middle. '1 he much thought about,
long talked of, slept upon and over,
dreamed of, and ardently looked forward
to, and for, affair of the season-of the
year-is over. It was "played upon a
harp of a thousand strings," the "spirits
of all the just men" and women round
about having lent heart and hand to
make it "perfeck." The set time was
Wednesday the 1st inst., and the begin
which was rendered to a large and bril
liant concourse of people in an open old
field, one and a half miles from the Ho
tel. The clerk of the weather, fitful,
crusty and generally so perverse, descend
ed from his ugly throne on this occasion
and thre-s off his selfishness, the conse
quence of which was that the day proved
altogether lovely and serene and caused
an infinite joy to pervade the breasts of
the thousands who had been dreading a
blazing sun, dry parched earth, a ther
mometer up to fever heat and clouds of r
dust. The devil even is entitled to his
due, and why not Mr. Clerk of the weath
er, who smiled so propitiously. Two
thousand, men, women and children,
many of them-the ladies-as handsome
as pictured creations of the old master's,
and some otherwise, call on us to thank
him. We do so profoundiy.
At nine o'clock the knights, appropri
ately costumed to character, twenty-six
in number, some of them very handsome
ly gotten up, filed out of the Hotel yard
and followed by an admiring throng,
marched in procession to the scene where
the spirited contest had to be enacted.
The very able management soon brought
things into working order, and before
the assembly thought of becoming im
patient, the knights passed in review,
and soon after in the tilt. The lim
its of a letter will not permit a lengthy
or particular account of each Knight's
achievement, therefore we will simply1
give the names and characters of the
whole, and designate those who were the
most successful. The list stands as fol
lows: from Glenn's Spring, J.- W. Beard,
as Richard Cour dL Lion ; W. W. Bobo,I
Knight of the Red Rose, A. P. Nott, as
Harry Percy ; E. C. Smith, Knight ofI
the Goldene Fleece; and II. L. Davis,
Knight of the White Rose; from Union,
J. D. Bourne, .a Orion ; B. F. Dawkins,
Achil Aga el lHassie ; J. 11. Dillard, as
Erskine; J. Gist, as Damon de Lacy ; W.
W. Hughes, Knight of Snowdon ; Lew
is Meng, Don Jean Estabon ; J. l[. Rod
gers, Eatl of Swabia; and G. S. Noland,I
Knight of the Forest; from Spartanburg
C. Ii., J. WV. Thompson, as Ali ; P. S.
Kirby, Ravenswoed ; A. F. Floyd, Tiger;
C. B. Foster, Sir Walter Raleigh ; F. C.
Floyd, K. K. K.; and R II. Mills, Rob
Roy; Greeniville, T. T. Westmorel.axd,
Unknown Knight; and Geo. Chapman,
as the Lost Knight; J. V. Neathers, the
Knight in Nankeen, and P. IT. Joiner as
Viscount de Brays, of Columbia; J. E.
Robinson, of Chester, as Lagallahad ; J. E
Renwick of New berry, as the Knight of
the XIX Century ; and G. II. Parks,
Knight from Laurens.
The riding was generally good, some
of the Knights of course acquit ting them
selves handsomely, and among them we
mention Messrs. Thompson, Joiner, Nott,
Rodgers and others, whose horsemanship
and poise of lance elicited much adimi
ration. Th'e result of the contest as pro
laimed by the judges showed that J. H.
Rogers was entitled to the first prize,
he having taken nine rings in the three
rides. After him'came J. W. Beard,
A. P. Nott, J. W. Thompson and E. C.
Smith, who had each taken seven. In
the tie which followed, Mr. Nott took
three rings in a single ride, which en
titleil himn to the second prize-a fine
saddle and the honor of wreathing the
first maid of honor ; Mr. E. C. Smith the
third and J. W. Thompson, fourth. An
extra wreath was then run for, which
was awarded to T. T. Westmoreland.
The young ladies chosen by these suc
cessful Knights were respectively, Miss
Ada Cate, Miss Ida Gist, Miss Nettie
Anderson, Miss Cari Zimmerman and
Mis.s Mattie Beecham, and live lovelier
or charming representatives of Heaven's
best gift to man could not well have
been selected. A more successful tour
nament in all its appointments and man
agement from beginning to end, we have
not seen, and we would like to touch on
many little points which were noticed ini
connection, but for that inexorable limit
stands in the way, and we close notice of
this part of the day's proceeding, by ad
ding that no greater mishap occurred on
the field than the knocking down of an
old man whose curiosity led him to ap
proach too close the riders, and of a
young man who was not knocked down,
but should have been, for unruly con
duct and whiskey, and of another who
was thrown from his horse to the detri
ment of his coat, and the very exciting
cavortings of a big grey which rode a
very little man, and whose approach in
variably scattered the crowd of pedes
trians to the right and left. We would
like to tell of the music~ by the band,
led by an indefatigable fiddler, black as
midnight, seconded by a man and broth
er in great spectacles and another by a
trumpet, which blew at the wrong time,
and of the whole which came in always
when not needed by the judges, who had
no time for music, although their souls
were filled with harmonies, and th1e notes
prolonged to the last extremity, each
laboring to have the last, and of the man
and his wife who ate one green water
mellon with the asseveration that they
liked mellons best when green, and how
we didn't believe him but relinquished
our right to the same and a few other
items, but we must give a portion of the
space left to the grand
little eclat. This ball was considere<
the very ball of balls, and eclipsed every
thing of like character since the good oh
days, when Glenn's was better though
of than now, and better kept and ap
pointed and prepared for pleasant recep
Lion and accommodation. According t<
tradition once upon a time, and so fai
back that the memory of the oldest mar
runneth not to the contrary, this was a
famous place, but a change has come
Dver it. Decay and ruin marks the face
and front of everything now, and in a
year or two more, unless there be a rad
cal change with capital, it will be a howl
ing wilderness. Even now the wilt
conies and the foxes are finding places
there! But the ball, the ball, let us
have something about that, say the la
lies and never mind, please, the hotel
its inhabitants, its howling, hungry
growling, impatient guests, but "go or
mit de ball, mine gott." Be patient, la
dies, we beseech, we are not a ball man
and never went to but one in the whole
natural course of our life, and then, bu
but thereby hangs a tale, and a long one
without a single kink to hang up by
shouid it prove tiresome, therefore tha
narrative shall not be inflicted on you at
this time. As said, we are no ballist
nor light fantastic toeist, but there is
music in the heel, and there it will re
main ; well, we tried to procure the
services of a special re,Jrter, offered
75 cents and half of the supper "the
chief cook and bottle washer", did
not promise to send to our cabin, in con
ideration of the use of our table cutlery
rwo days and nights, .thereby forcing us
to either go without food or use our fin
;ers during that whole mortual period.
But it would not do. The money was
t temptation, but the promise of a share
)f supper on the ground named, only
:alled for a sickly smile. That would be
;pecial had beerr round and knew the
opes, he told us he'd be keel-hauled, or
levoured by a demnition set of flees or
>ed-bugs before he would work on such
t doubtful chance. What to do, that
ras the question. We secured him by
)romising the worth of the doubtful
:hance,12J cents in good cash. He went
Ld reported. It was a rush, a crowd, a
am, 20 x 40 feet of room, more or less,
illed with beauty, more or less. The
ir was tinctured with heaving breaths
rf dancers, while from the open windows
here came ever and anon and all the
ime, more or less, the disagreeable smell
f penny-royal weed, crushed by the
read of a crowd of men and brethren
vith their wives and sisteren on the out
ide, where the weed grows in rank pro
'usion. It was simply nasty'-the weed
as. The dancing was delicious, round,
quare, longitudinal, diagonal, diametri
!al. The music was soft, lively, inspi
ing. Did we say soft ; well, let it be.
t was manufactured on the spot, some
f it, by three bald faced Ethiops, one
r:th a stunning pair of German silver
pecs standing up, the wearer. The first
iddle was a professor of both music and
ancing, and when it chanced as it some
imes did, that a Knight with much heel,
rode upon a lady's too much trail, and
hen came a pause or break, this colored
rofessor would impute the stoppage to
nuorance of the dancers, and vent his
upreme contempt by stopping the med
ey and saying "when I says shashshay
means shashshay, and tree foot is a
ard, you yeh ; nowv den, gtmlemen, and
adies, you has de floor, proceed," and
uch like. The special's notes of cos
umes are very meagre and confused,
wing in part to the crowded condition
f the room and thA number of beautiful
orms and faces, and r ich dresses, so con
tantly and rampidly fHitting past and
round him. It rermin'led him of a bril
iant kadhi!eoscope, colors and .biapes
ver changin g; at one timeo it carried
imn back in fainucy to some scene in E:is
ern clime, when pencil and note paper
could be for-got, and another of a sphere
note distant and not quite so familiar,
s an angel in blue wings followed by a
norning in gauze,would flit by on either
ide, and send his ideas wool-gathering,
nly to be brought back t>y the approach
f some fierce moustache, or the two
ided, black and white man representing
he sitivation of the country. We gather
rom his rough notes, taken on the back
f an old envelope which covered a dun,
hat the lovely Miss B. Smith was in
haracter of Zenobiam, the equally fasci
iating Miss Kate Smith as Rowvence, and
he no less charming Miss M. Smith,
howing off Folly to perfection. Miss
~ora Zimmerman. as Rebecca, attracted
nuch attention, and was dressed in stri
in-. taste ; tben there was Miss Gjarrie
Cimmerman, as Shepherdess, and Miss
I. Zimmerman, in beautiful charac
er as Morning; Miss T. Cate, as
little Red Riding Hood, was perfect,
is also Miss Janey Smith as Gipsey
Queen. These young ladieg all repre
en ted Glenn's. Miss Sullivan, of Lau
-ens, as La Viviandiere or La Fille du
Regiment, looked as well as she could
without the inspiring music of the beau
iful opera of that name, and which is
I principal part of that character. With
m charmed look at Miss Rodgers as Night,
our special's notes abruptly closed, fom
just then the grand Mogul, a man whc
came all the way from the foreign parts
nf the low country, announced that sup
per was ready, and it being high time,
going on to two o'clock.in the morning
mid many of the people having had nc
rary supper, the announcement was re
eeived with applause, and immediately
the ball ceased,while the supper went on,
and the "special" after helping sixteer
ladies to two pieces of cake, 5 oysters ir
soup, 1 piece of gelatine sweetmeats. S
Beche da mers and some conglomerate,
left without touching, or rather withoul
indulging in a morsel of the cold vittles,
and took his bed like a decent man.
The ball broke about four, and fromi
that hour till 10 p. in., the merry crowd
singly, by two's and more, continued tc
melt till silence reigned supreme, and
the old framed buildings seemed almosi
But let it not be understood thai
we mean any blame to be attached tc
the Knights o~n account of the failure o1
the supper. . They were, like ourselves, suf
erers. But on the contrary, let it be ful.
v understood, that to their liberal and han d
'ome style of doing everything, the greal
success of the whole affair is due.
Mr. Henry Davis, Knight of the White
Rose, by his gentlemanly and gratifying at
tenions, did much to take the sting out ol
the unpleasantness, for which he will please
ccept our thanks.
In attempting to do justice to all con
erning this great event, we have takeri
pon ourself no small task. but cannot dis
niss the subject without adding that the
Newberry ladies, though not in costumne
ere none the less attractive, but on the
:ontrary, elicited the attentions of the op
iosite sex in such a manner as to cause
We'd like to tell of other things
ut we have already trespassed we feam
'eyond the readers' patience, and will
UNITED STATES DEBT IIELD IN EU'ROPE
--WHAT THE PEOPLE PAY ON IT YEAR
LY.-The London Pall Mall Gazette esti
mates the amount of United States Bonds
3 held abroad, to be about twelve hundred
millions of dollars; so the people are
drained of about seventy millions of
gold or one hundred millions dollars in
currency every year to pay the interest
due foreign bondholders. The interest
is paid in gold, whereas, the money
loaned the Government was paper, not
worth more than forty or fifty cents in
the dollar. The amount paid to foreign
ers alone, in the shape of interest on the
public debt, is four or five times as great
as the whole revenue and expenses of
the United States Government when
- Gen. Jackson was elected President:
yet, the people under the sway of party
politicians, and a press under the influ
ence of false ideas, or the corruption of
capitalists, stand all this and six times
- as much. Again we say let the people
do justice to themselves, and no more
than justice to Bondholders-pay in
f paper what was borrowed in paper.
The use of Revenue Stamps is not
generally understood, and as business
just now is not very brisk those in
terested can improve their knowledge by
perusing the following:
All notes and evidences of debt, five
cents on each $100; if under $100, five
cents; if over $100, five eents on each
$100 or part thereof. All receipts for
any amount, without limit, over $20,
two cents; if under $20, nothing. Checks
of any amount, two cents. All deeds and
deeds of trust, fifty cents on each $500
in value of the property conveyed or the
amount secured ; when a deed of trust is
fully stamped, the note secured need not
be ; but they should be endorsed to
ehow the reason why. Mortgage bonds
need not be stamped if stamps are
affixed to the mortgage. All the ap
praisements, estates, or estrays, five
cents on each piece of paper. Affidavits
of every description are exempt from
stamp duty. Acknowledgments to deeds,
&c., are also exempt. Contracts and
agreements, five cents for each sheet or
piece of paper, except for rents or when
for rent, fifty cents for each $300 of rent
or less; if over $300 fifty cents for each
additional $200. or fractional part there
of in excess of $300. Any person inter
ested can affix and cancel stamps.
FARMiNG ON A SMALL SCALE.-Dr. G. L.
Glazener, of Pickens County informes
us that in 1867 he enclosed 1t acres
of old worn out land and planted it
in sweet potatoes, manuring in the drill.
In 1808 he added to the manure, and
planted the same in sweet and Irish
potatoes, housing from it in November
one hundred bushels of sweet and fifty
bushels of Irish potatoes. On the 23d of
December last, (after manuring and
breaking well,) he sowed upon it one and
a half bushels of wheat, from which he
reapedl fifty seven dozen, on the 17th of
June last, which yielded thirty bushels
of clean wheat. The Doctor thinks five
bushels were destroyed by a gang of
pigs before and after cutting. This
proves how easily and even rapidly our
waste lands may be re-tored and made
to yiel a fair profit for the labor expen
ded. The manure used was from the sta
ble. -Keowee (WValhalla) Courier.
A NEw INvENIoN.-A machine, in
venited by a Tenne seanl, p,romiises to
revolutionize the process of making cot
ton goods. T1he Co)mmeretal -Bulletin,
of Boston, thus alludes to this inge
Tiis machine takes the cotton from
the holl, aid at one operation it is ginned,
car rie'd to the cards. &o-., and finally
coiled into can,. L. T1. Clemjents, of
Smyrna, Te-nn., is the inventor of this
prodigy, only. one of which has yet been
made-that being in succes4ful opera.
tion. IIe claims that its use will enable
the manufacturer to dispense with two
thirds of the usual number of operatives,
and will reduce the cost of making
goods at least forty r er cent.
We understand that the results of
this contrivance were displayed at the
late exposition of textile fabrics in Cin
cinnati. If half as useful as it promises,
it should be made the subject of inquiry
SPA RTANBURG AND UNIoN RAILROA.
A t a recent meeting of the stockhol
ders, the following officers were elected :
Thos. B. Jeter, President, and Messrs.
S. Bobo, J. WV Miller, G. WV. UI. Legg, J.
E. Bomar, J. L. Young, T. N. Dawkins,
J. F. Gist, Win. Munro, R. J. Gage, J.
F. V. Legg, J. H. Evans and A. Came
ron, Directors. The Presii kt's report
represents the affairs of the company in
SCA.ING OLD Daars.-At the present
term of the Court, the matter of scaling
debts cont'racted prior to 1861, which
has excited so much interest among our
people, was submitted to a jury, and
finally disposed of. The scale adopted
by the jury, gives to the creditor one
half of principal, and one-half interest
up to the 1st of January, 1861, allowing
no interest for any subsequent time.
This decision of the jury seems to come
with bad grace upon that class of credi
tors who demand the last dollar of old
debts. Perchance the jury was too lib
eral to the debtor, but we have no doubt
it is best for all classes of our people, as
it will relieve the unfortunate debtor,
and at the same time afford a tangible
basis for the s'ettlemnent of all debts con
tracted before the wair.-Abbeville Ban
SOUTH ERNE Rs I-Read ''Personne's" Re
miniscences of Confederate Camps and
Battle. Fields, now being published in the
IXL Century at Charleston, S. C. Sold at
all book stores.
LADIES.-YOU will be interested every
month in the sparkling- "Dishes and
Spoor s" Departmnent of the IX Century
Magazine. Illustrated and entertaining.
Ask your bookseller for it. Yearly sub
scription $3.50. .Single numbers 35 cents.
Mr. J. H. E..till, the proprietor of the
Savannah Morning News, chastised
the deputy postmaster of Savannah
yesterday, for imperinence.
Due West Female College.
-OUR 10th year will open MONDAY,
the 4th of October. Faculty same as for
years past. Tfuition per session $20;
French $10 ; Music (Piano) $24; Board
ing in the College boarding house, kept
by Prof. Kennedy, $12 a month. Fuel
and washing about $3 a month. Board.
ing in other families at about the same
rate. Terms, cash in advance. Necessi
ty compels us to make theismall charge
for French. Latin is. taught without
-charge. For Catalogue, &c., afdrest'
Rev. J. I. BONN ER, PresidentA'
Sept 6 t
POMARIA, S. C., Aug. 28.
To the Editor of the Newberry Herak
-Dear Sir :-Believing that you use thi
influence of your popular paper for th,
promotion of laudable enterprises, botl
by directing attention, so far as you mai
be able to that which it behooves th
peace, prosperity and happiness of youi
fellow citizens to do, and by claimin
public plaudits forwhat has justly merit
ed the encomiums of one community,
would be pleased to present to yoursel
and readers a brief account of the closin;
exercises of Zion Academy, near thi
place. Though the sun was obscure<
by the dark nimbus, which hung threat
eningly around nearly the whole horizon
yet, at an early hour on Wednesday
25th instant, buggies, carriages anc
horsemen might have been seen wendini
their way from every point of the com
pass towards the pleasant grounds ii
front and around the Academy. Lon;
before 10 A. M., the time for the openinr
of the' exhibition, a large number o
every conceivable sort of the genus hom<
had assembled, and stood around auribu
erectis in groups. Here the blatan
demagogue, vox et preterea nihil; th
experimenting farmer, the stupid pedan
and ladies gallant, poured forth an in
terrupted jargon of empty sounds, some
anxiously awaiting the appointed hou
for the exhibition to begin, others for tht
attack upon the well laden tables pre
pared for the refreshment of the people
upon the occasion. About 10 A. M., the
exercises of the school, which consistec
in the delivery of extract speeches. anc
dialogues, opened, and your correspon
dent can state confidently that seldom,
if ever, has it been the happiness of our
citizens to attend so pleasing a perform
ance of those equally advanced in knowl
edge. Both speeches and dialogues were
delivered in a manner which ga've un
mistakable evidence of energy, activity
and perseverence upon the part of both
teacher and pupils. As the performance
waned, forty youthful countenances
glowed with the animation peculiarly
incident upon the consciousness of a per.
feet success. There was but one draw
back to the happy occasion, to both pu
pils and tbeir parents. This was occa
sioned by the announcement that the
late instructor Mr. Julius D. Dreher,
had laid aside the duties which had re
cently devolved upon him as instructor,
indefinitely. He leaves shortly for Sa
lem, Va., and wherever he may go, will
bear with him the proud sat sfaction of
having, through the indefatigable indus
try and zeal displayed by him, in the
performance of his duties, won the esteem
and friendship of the community in
which he taught.
After the assemblage had refreshed
themselves from the bounteous tables
beneath the shady oaks, they were brief
ly, but forcibly, addressed by Col. Thos.
S. Moorman of your village, upon the
political aduantages of education. Rev.
A. R. Rude, of Columbia, succeeded him
upon the rostrum with an amusing, hut
dlidactic address to the youthful portion
of the audience. This was the closing
scene of the morning and afternoon, but
not so had the fates ordained for the en
tire day. At 7I) P. M., the cur'tains
arose upon a newv series of entertain
ments gotton up, in dramatic style, by
the intelligent young ladies and gentle
men of the community. I will not at
tempt to speak of these, Mr. Editor,
further than saying that they have sug
gested how subservient of a high tone
among our people such parlor theat
ricals could be rendered. They merit
the consideration of your readers, a<
nft only a source of innocent anmu'e
ment, but at the same time, as bene
ficial in promoting intelligence and grace
felness among tho~se engaged.
B. D. B.
Problem No. 7,
BY DR. MAYER.
White to play and mate in four moves.
Solution to Problem No. 6
Q. to K. B. 4th, K. takes Q.
B. to K. B. 2nd, K. moves.
K t. mates.
Meeting of the Circles of Prayer.
The Tenth Convention of the "Cir
cles of Praver" will be held at Green
wood, on Wednesday, before the third
Sabbath in September next, being
the 15th day of the month.
This meeting has been changed frort
WVednesday before the 2d, to Wednes
day before the 3d Sabbath in Septemn
Brethren, one and all, come up in the
spirit of prayer and supplication, an
let us hope for a more gracious tun<
than we have ever enjoyed.
HENRY R. WILLIAMS,
Chairman last Convention.
P. S. Delegates will be passed ovei
the Railroad for one fare.
August 30, 1869.
T0oMiAS CARLYLE SWEARS ThIAT WE ARI
GoiNG TO IIELL.-The condition of Amer
ica was descanted on by Mr. Carlyle ii
terms less remarkable for flattery that,
force. "As sure as the Lord reigns,'
said he, "you are rushing down to hell
with desperate velocity. The scum o
the world has got possession of your
country, and nothing can save you from
the devil's clutches. Not perhaps,'
cried he, raising his voice to its shrillesi
notes, "a hell burning with material fire
and brimstone, but the wide welterina
fiery chaos of corruption in high places,
and the misrule of the people. A fine
Republic that ! England follows in the
train, and is even now on the brink o1
the infernal precipice-and hell below.'
Of course I could make no reply to these
"prophetic sounds so full pf woe," bu
waited in serene silence for the tempest
to pass over.-Ripley's Letter in the
LONDoN, September 2.-The salicitors
of Lady Byr.n's family say Mr.e. Stowe's,
article on the separation of Lord and
Lady Byron~-is not compleate nor au
A Mormon Bishop thinks nothing oi
losing Mic r. s itt children.
Tribute of Rspect
At a meeting of Amity Lodge No. 87,
A. F. M., held on the evening ef- the 6th
inst., the following Preamble and Besola"
tions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, It has pleased the Grand Master
of the Ldge Triumphant, to again summon
one of our number from his temporary hIe
bors here, that he may enjoy the eternal
rest and felicity prepared for the good and
Therefore be it
Resolved, That in the demise of our welt
beloved brother, M. B. Metts, this Lodge
and the fraternity at large have sustained a
Resolved, That the community in which
he resided have, in his death, also sustained
a sad loss.
Resolved, That we deeply sympathise with
his bereaved wife, who has lost a loving
husband, and can only hope that "He who
tempers the wind to the shorn lamb," will
be to the widow a comfort.
Resolved. That this lodge be draped in
mourning for the space of thirty days. and
that a blank page of our minute book be
dedicated to his memory.
Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions
be transmitted to his bereaved family, and
printed in the Newberry Herald.
W. G. MAYES.
R. RODELSPERGER. 3 Committee.
J. 0. PEOPLES.
And whereas it has been reported to this
Lodge by its Committee who attended the
funeral of our deceased brother M. B. Metts,
that they were kindly and munificently tres
ted by the friends of the deceased and oar
brothers of Clintin Lodge,therefore be it
Resolved, That we are under obligations to
our beloved brothers of Clinton Lodge for
their kind offices and accept the same as an
evidence of their fraternal feeling.
W. G. MAYES,
J. 0. PEOPLES,
V&-A WONDERFUL DISCOV
ERY.-In the South where Liver Complaint and
bilious diseases prevail to so great an ezteat,
there has long been felt a need of a medicise
that would act specifcally and promptly on the
Liver, restoring it to its.normal functions, and
at the same time be safe from after efects, ad
yet so simple that it might be used by any ome.
It Is claimed that DR. TUTT'S VEGEABLi
LIVER PILLS supphes this want. They st
directly on the Liver ; their constant use w*l
not injure in the slighest degres the most deli"
cate constitution. Females at any period may
use them with great beneft, and realise great
relief fr(m the distressing nausea which they e-"
perience at certain times. These pills are not
recommended as a universal cnre-all, but simply
for diseased Liver, and those maledles whiMh
follow a derangement of that importsat orgen,
such as Dyspepsia, Sick Headache, Indigestion,
Loss of Appetite, Costiveness, Piles, Jandies
Sour Stomach, Ladies Heartbern, ChilVe and
Fever, Foul Breath, Restlessness at night, and
Flatulercy. These invaluable pills may be fbaad
in every Drug Store of any note in the Sosth
ar d West.
NOTICEABLE FACT.-That one way of
appealing to a man's reason is through his
eye. In these busy times men are so deeply
immersed in the conductof magnifeet pro
jects, that they forget all- about the cont.
dition of their system, and hence It is that
the Proprietors of the PLANTATzox BiT-.
TEE', which cures Dyspepsia, pauriles the
blood, improves the tone of the stomacb,
regulates the bowels, and indeed invigorates
the whole inner man, are so active In .ad%
vertising. In fact, advertisements are mere,
ly skv-rockets sent up to attract attention to
a really good article.
hMAGNrOLIA WA TE.-Superior to the beat
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
COM MERC IAL.
Nawsan September 7-Cotton firm at frau
28 to3 ets -
Nrw Yr-nx, september 6-7 P K -Cottea
qiet and dropp ng, with sales f60 6 leat
God, afler great excitmnent and atiry,
closed quiet, at 37r.
A uousra, September 6 -Cotton market fln.,
with sales of 182 balee-middlings U; receljts
Cu~RatcToir, September 6 -Potton steady,
but cJow'td quiet, with sales of 100 baesd
dlingr 32ig33: receipts 81.
Li vn:?oot, September 6-Evening .-Cotton
fiat-ulands Sig ; (Jileans 131; sales 6, 0 bales.
Buggies for Sale.
We have t. ree Buggies which we willisell
on very reasonable termis. Two of them
are very ni.:e new Bugtgies, and or late stile.
LoVELACE & WHEELER.
Sep. 8 25 2t.
New Fall apd Witer Prints.
We nre now receiving a nice selection of
Fall and Winter Prints, uith and without
the side stripe.
LOVELACE & WHEELEE.
Sep. 8 25 It.
Tutt's Vegetable Liver. Pill,
Cures diseases of the Liver and Stomach.
A pleasant cure for Coeghi, Colds, 50.
and Queen's DsUght
Th3 great Alterative and Blood Puller.
Tutt's Improved Hair Dye,
Warranted the best dye in use. These stan
dard preparations are for sale by Draggkts
Sep. 83 351.
Eclipse of the Sun.
Fine Photographs of the Eclipse of the
Sun, August 7th, 1869, Plptographed by
Wren & Wheeler, Laurens C. H., s. C.
These Photographs show the Eclipse at
three different stages, and are beautiful
pictures of that "Brilliant Orb Eclipsed."
Mailed to any address oni receipt of 5 Ot.
Address WREN & WHEELER,
Photographers, Laurens C H., s. C.
Sep. 8th, 1869.
Dont Mistake the
The second door abee
Mower's new brick building,
immediately opposite Dr.
Whaley 's you will find IR
Marshall's Store, where
may be found on Saturday,
the 11th, also a supply of
LARG&E FINE SHRIMPS;
I haVe added largely to my
Stock, lately. Now have Dry
Goods, Hardware, Groceries,
Every week I am getting
fresh supplies,and my notion
is to keep a well assorte'd
stock of FRESH Goods,Nut
never to keep too large.a
Come and see me ard I
will sell you goods and a