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Weddn day, ubly 16. 1873,
The Couuty Advertisiag.
Many of our readers complain because the
public sales no longer appear in the HERALD,
and, that not being able 'to take both-papers
of the town, they feel that they are deprived
of a privilege. The complaint is no, without
reason, but it is not our fault. It may not
generally be known that tht3eneral Assem
bly gave power to a committee composed of
three State officers, to designate OxE or MORE
papers in each county as the medium for the
publication of all such notices. The HERALD
was deprived of this privilege. We do not
complain of this, but at the same Lime con
sider it as unjust in the extreme. We have
determined now however, to publish such
notices, without authority, and of course
without remuneration, but simply as an act
of justice to our readers, that they may be
kept informed as to what is being done in
this respect. This is not done without
pecuniary loss, as well as loss of time, but
we are willing to make the sacrifice for the
public good, and we trust that our course
will be appreciated, and that this effort to
please will induce a corresponding effort on
the part of our patrons to increase our sub
scription list, by inducing others to take the
HERALD; and at the same time we earnestly
call upon those who are indebted to settle
the small amounts due. tf
When will the barbarous custom of
duelliag cease? When will men learn
that it is the highest evidence of cow
ardice either to accept or to offer a
challenge to mortal combat ? These
questions are suggested by the intelli
gence conveyed by telegraph that R.
B. Rhett, formerly of this State, had
shot and killed Judge Cooley, of New
Orleans. in an affray of this kind. It
utatters not what might have been the
cause of the difficulty, we unhesita
tingly pronounce this mode of settling
it as barbarous in the extreme. Such
occurrences are outrages upon civiliza
tion, and the guilty ones should be se
What Chester Says.
We copy the following from the
Chester Reporter, from which it will
be sen that the people of that section
are anxious to have a railroad conece
tion with Newberry. What is to pre
vent it? 'The more railroads we have
the better for us in every respect:
"As it is now, we are almost vir
tually cut off from Charleston, the
imanagenent of the Charlotte, Colum
bia and Augusta Railroad being such
as to destrov all communication be
tween the uip-country and that city,
unless by suffering a long detention at
Columbia. The Greenville and Co
lumbia Rhailroad is owned by the
* South Carolina Railroad, and if we
cotuld reatch Newberry we could avail
ourselves of the through schedule re
cently adopted between Charleston
and Greenville. In addition to this,
the fertilizers that are used so exten
sively on our farns could be shipped
fromia Charleston to this place without
being unloaded. This would reduce
very materially the freight charges,
and would to that extent lessen the
' cost of raising cotton."
Newberry Insurance Company.
Pursuant to notice, a meeting of
citizens favoring the organization of a
Home Insurance Company. was held
on WVednesday afternoon, in the office
of Messrs. Moormian & Schumpert,
and the comiittee previously appoint
*ed to make a report. submitted the
- The Committee beg leave to report:
That they would recommaend that a
commnittee consist'ng of the following
gentletmen. to-wit : W. H. Webb, M.
Foot. W. T. Tarrant. 1R. S. Chick, J.
N. Martin, U. B. Wheeler, W. A.
(Cline. RI. Moormian, Thos. F. Grene
ker, A. M. Bowers. Y. J. Pope, S. F.
Fant. T. C. Pool. 0. L. Schumpert,
.Jto. P. Kinard, and Thos. F. Har
mon. be appointed to obtain subscrip
tionts foir stoek -in the Fire Insurance
C'ompany to be orgatnized at Newber
ry, S. C2.
T1hat the amount of stock to be sub
serihed shall be one hundred thousand
dollars. in shares of. one hundred dol
lars each ;twenty dollars per share
subscribed to be paid in cash- when
the charter for the company has been
obtai ned. to the Commnissioners there
in appointed to receive it, and the re
mnainder to be subject to the provi
sions of such charter.
'That they recommtnend, further. thtt
the Comrpany be chartered and organ
ized on the plan set forth in the char
ter of the Georgia Home Inrsurance
('ompany, except that the Company
d; tiot insure against risk in human
W. G. MAYES,
The report was unanimously adopt
ed. and it was determined that sub
scriptiotn lists be at once prepared, and
placed in the hands of the gentlemen
named. and that copies of the charter
to be adopted be printed for circula
It was resolved further to nmeet ev
ery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock.
until frrther notice.
THOS. S. MOORMAN,
. T. F. GRENuKER. Secretary.
From the above it will be seen that
:n-tive measures are being adopted to
sr;ize. the Company, and judging
biy the erne'st spirit ujanifested by
tho;se genutizi who are giving the
idea direction aud life, we may to!
elude that a Home Insuran Com.
pany i. an establihC fact. It onily
remains now for our citizens to take
stock qicklv -and liberally,. that a
President and Bo3id of Directors nay
be elected, and the means be placed
in reach whereby insurance may be
There call be no question of doubt
that such an institution, properly offi
eered and equipped, will be a success,
and that in a very ;hort time, the
siall capital on which it is started,
will be swelled into a sum equal to
that of the Georgia Howme Insurance
Company, which commeneing in a
limited way soon reached the flatter
ing sum of $1,000,000, and whose
stock is now considered the best in the
We see no reason why the Newber
ry Home Insurance Company cannot
be a great success.
The Laurens and Asheville
An enthusiastic mneetin' of the tax
payers of Greenville County, was held
at Greenville on the 7th. at which
time it was
Rcsolred, That it is the sense of
this meeting of the tax-payers' of
Greenville County, that the County
Commissioners shall subseribe the sui
of one hundred and fifty thousand dol
lars in Bonds of the Count3 of Green
ville to the capital stock of the Lau
rens'and Ashe;ille Railroad, provided
said Road shall be located through
said County, and a Depot of said
Road shall be located within the cor
porate limits of the city of Greenville;
and provided, further, that said sub
scription shall be ratified and confirm
ed by a majority of the qualified vo
ters of said County, at an election to
be held on a day to be fixed by said
After some debate, it was unani
mously agreed to build by paying one
hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
Wednesday, the 20th of August, has
been appointed by the County Com
missioners of Greenville, as the time
to take a vote on the subscription.
It will be seen by the above that
Greenville is in earnest in this matter,
and judging too, by the spirit niani
fested in Laurens, as well as the Coun
ties-of Buncombe and Henderson, in
North Carolina. the road must and
will be built.
At a mneegng held in Laurens, On
the 27th, Mr. Jos. Crews, after stating
that he was the originator of the Char
ter. said he felt sure of its success,
and cxpect.ed to rebuild the old Lau
rens road, but if Newberry did not
come forward and help SIHE WOUUD
BE LEFT OUT IN THE COLD. Now we
do not like the animius of the Laurens
Senator. It is not sensible either.
That Newberry will step forward and
will help nio one but Mr. Crews will
dare deny. Mr. T. B. Crews, the edi.
tor of the Beradd says, that on a recent
visit to Newberry, he was pleased to
find that the citizens of Newberry were
alive to this thing, and full of the rail
road fever. This is the truth, and it
is alwaiys best to speak of things as
they are, and not as we would have
them, when the desire is selfish or
Perhaps the following characteristic
paragraph from the Pro gressiie Age,
may have influenced Mr. Crews in his
"The people of Laurens. headed by
Joseph Crews, are moving heaven and
earth for the building of the Laureas
and Asheville Railroad, and here are
you. people of Newberry, sitting si
letly down, after all your talk about
a charter for the Chester and Newber
ry Railroad, doing nothing. Well, to
be truthful. this characterizes New
berr-y. You've a charter for a rail
road; a chanter for a cotton factory
y ou were going wild about, and as
soon as you got it that ended it. To
the Hon. Joseph Crews we say : Go
it. dloe; carry it through; don't let it
rest; push along and-kccp moving.
You have our most earnest wishes for
your suceets. We will advocate your
measures while we run this paper.
We only wish we had a fe~w Joseph
Crews' here-if he is a big rascal as
they say ; if we had, we'd build the
Chester and Newberry Railroad. Lau
rens is going 8400,000, and Newberry,
that boasts of her wealth, enn't g~o
A Berkshire County clergyman re
cently received a donation to eke out
his salary, and the parishioners not
having compared notes, by a singular
coincidence a" decided upon potatoes;
and in they camne, of all kinds and
colors, till the worthy parson's stock
of tubers was increased about three
hundre-I bushels. A similar circum
stance occurred with. reference to a
Methodist clergymain in A"beville
County, some years ago. In this case
the worthy gentleman was treated tc
a wagon load or t wo of cow peas!?
Mari>n St. Methodist Church, in
Columbia, S. C., celebrated its twen
ty-fifth anniversary on Jiine 29,1873.
Rev. A. M. Chrietzberg preached a
able sermon in the morning, whieb
was followed by an address by the
pator, Rev. W. D. Kirkland. At 5
o'clock in 4ls .afymioon memorial ser
vices were held. of :s h!igly hueres
iig character. At uight~ a fyreibk
sermon was pireachied bjy Rev. 8. I$
Jo-~ o-umidn of the Coia e .
p'. of lqi < 1 1 P*flaC 1age: l n i.
au iioltaut aut giowing cougrea
tion, and we are glad to hear of tl-se
evidences of protsperity.
What is. tle matter. with Ifeury
Ward Beechet ? Whither is he drift
ing? For inonth past grave rumors
have been circulated which involve
seriously his moral character. And
though. as they nkw staid. the Charges
are perhaps insuffieient to produce
conviction, yet they are suliffciently
dauiaging to require an explanation.
This, for reasons unknown to us. has
not been giveu. 'And now we arei
told that the demi-god of PlymouthI
pulpit, has been preaching Universal
isn. At this we are not surprised,
however. We confess to very little
adwiration or veneratiou for the re
do.ubtable Heury Ward. His iuflu
enee is evil, and that continually.
A female lawyer in Chicago has
just won her gFt case. She coibined
all the eleients essential to Success,
being only nineteen years old. of very
attractive appearance, just admitted to
practice, and having for her client a
hard-working washerwoman who was
coilpelled to sue a butcher for non
payment of rent. Against the elo
quent persuasions of the young lady,
the argument of the butcher's male at
torney were of no avail, and the jury
brought in a verdict after but two
ninute,' deliberation in favor of the
A correspondent of the New York
Tione.s, writing from Montgoiery,
Alabama, who claims to have a thor
ough knowledge of the cotton prospect
in that State and also in Georgia, Mis
sissippi, Arkansas and Texas, says the
outlook is decidedly gloomy, owing to
rain, dr'uth. rust, caterpillars, worms,
and, "in short all the enewics that
usually hinder the liealth and growth
of cotton." Ile thiuks "there has
never been a better prospect for an al
most total failure since IS70. when the
negro refused to pick cotton."
FOR THE iERALD.
ADDRESS Delivered before the
Zoar Debating and Literary
Club, by B. F. Sample.
In finding a suitablo suaject from which to
address you this evening, has been no easy
task. Almost all ordinary subjects have
been themes for orators, essayists and lec
turers, ever since educationl has becoinc gen
eral; that to advaace anything original on
them, would require a genius indeed. As it
is, my address shall ipartake of the natuire of
a lecture, and thoughm I shall not hope to
please the ear or fancy, I feel that I shall
spetak to your understanding.
Man claims to be a progressive being, anid
each generation that has played its part in
the great theatre of time, boastingly pro
claims itself wiser than the preceding gen
eration. Each vainly imagines that it has
carried every art and science to its final stop
ping place. 'flat their theories of govern
ment, religion, and all the beauties t'nd re
finements of social life have been attained
to their full fruition; but it only ,remains
for the succeding generattion to expose the
fallacy of their theoties, the talkity of their
religions, and the imperfect standards of
Regarding every thing in nature as periodi
cal, whether it effects man or the lowest of
God's creatures. To the whirlwind that
rends the forests, or buries the navies of
puny man in the bosom of the ocean. To
the volcano that upheaves and shakes the
foundations of the earth. To the pestilence
that walketh at noon-day. To the birth,
rise, decline and fall of nations; all have their
counterpart in the birth of man, his growth,
manhood, and his final decay, down to the
rotten ess of the sepulchre.
Viewing by the light of history, the ima
perfections of man and all his sciences, yet
by the monuments and remains of nations
who preceede~d us-comparing, even, of what
remains, with that which must hauve been,
it will assuredly shame the b.tters of the
Nineteenth Cntury. Viewintg the wonders
still standing on the banks of the Nile, the
question will naturally ari.<e, could these
things have been, unless there had beeni a
corresponding development of the human
mind. Equal progres< in all the branches of
science to giye origin to such structures, or
such a system of government that must have
been so great, so enlightened, and s) pros
Which of the modern nations, with a less
destructive agent tihan the eternaml s and< of
the Lybian desert, would leave a tale to tell
us what they were?
The grandest of our achievements sink
into n6thingfiess, in comparison with theirs.
In a few years the wires of the telegraph
would be absorbed in air, and the posts that
sustain them would be mother earth. 'The
instrument that generates the current. The
press which stamps our books, the type that
imprints our thoughts, would be regarded as
play-things of the nursery. Our most splend
id cities and enduring monuments would not
leave as much systemn in the wreck of ages,
as the tumulus at Marathon, or old Priam's
pride. Bat ther. they stand on Nihus' banks
mocking us with a glory almost as enduring
as the stars that glitter ota the brow of night.
'rhere they stand with their history written
all over them, in their phonetic characters,
before which all our learning stands in blank
despair; yet it is probable that every citizen
understood it; but during our war there was
onlly one expert phonetic writer connected
with the whole itichmond press.
What is the Mausoleum of England's dead,
or the Catacombs of Paris in comparison
with the last resting place of the private
"Sipio's tortab contains no ashes now."
But could an ancient Vgyptian rise fronm
his long sleep, and look around on his com,
panions of the tomb, it would recognmize the
feature of some-loved one and might almost
be said: '
"Time wrItes no wrinkles on thy brow."
Tlilsp fagts teach us thtat the coming
generations of cgr raf. ryst rmake rapid
journeys in the progress of saiet,.e, or t[,ey
will fail to reach thit standard in the race of
progress, for .which it seems they were
designed, and these thoughts have been
suggested from ideas I propose to adrance,
under ilie heading of
Npw 1DE4s 3 g,uILosoaHY.
When Sir Isaac Newfvou 4gqounced to tag
inomi :iIie in n:tiItnr(. ami in vf-,b iI ,d her
i :1-ftl i t- e ro-:a I it a- c:i- f nh- Y-nY
-x1)on ;oLll law:
Mauyr have hicen iveu a4 it- hat
:au*es hlivuedle to point always to the
torth pole. Some say that there is 4 current
>f electricity always patsing from tae south
:o the north iole, but they do Dot explain
wvliat becomes of it after it reaches that pole.
If the earth is a great voltaic pile, A:cordin
to this theory, on one side of the earth, the
aeedle would point to the north pole, but
theri would be a returniug cm rent on the
)ther !,ide making it point in a contrary
lirection. Another theory is, that the
northern limb of the sun gives off more
heat, but both of thjese theories are truly
fal -, and I think that I can give the true
2ause. Any .chool-boy can tell yot that the
great masS of land of the earth is accu.
mulaled around the north pole, and this
gives that influence over tile needle which is
a guide to the surveyor and a d irection to the
storm-tossed mariner, when winds and
uarkness threaten de.truction.
The materials that compose tile solids of
the earth, by exposure to the sun's rays,
become positively electrilled, wi ile the water,
which composes almnost the whole of tile
southern hernisphere, is not stseptible- of
becoming so b ighly magnetized, and thereby
it becomes tile negative pole.
I have said that our vitality is nothing less
chemical definite proportions. We k-now by
analy;is, that our atmosphere i6 a compound
substance body, held in an invariable defi
nite proportion. It hats been analyzed from
air, brought from the middle of the ocean,
from Motit Biane and Chimborazo, tile frczen
North, and this law of definite proportions
is the same. It re quires nothing to be added
or taken fioni. No new niaterials of any
description, bat its continual motion, keeps
them so mixed as to answer in every latitude
and every climate, the end for which it was
Astronomers have proclimiied by the spots
on the sun's surface, that the main body of
the sun is a dark object, and we are satisfied
that these dark spots are nothing but rents
in this atmosphere of electricity, which
exposes- the main body to our view. One
fact is certain, that there is, what is called,
two states of electricity, a negative and
positive state, or in other words, I believe
that some materials are capable of being
more highly electrified than others, which
makes this positive and negative state. It is
known with certainty that a positive body
will attract a negative, but that two positives
will repel eitch other. Now, I am satisfied
that the atn is the positive electrified body,
and all the planets that revolve around it, are
the negative bodies. The motion was given
them by the Great Builder, when He threw
them out in space, and this infhtence of a
positive over a negative, is what keeps it in
its ceaseless rouads; and the law of repulsion
of positive bodies, keeps the sun in its proper
place-stationary, by the repulsion of the
other suns or positive bodies, whose influence
coming from all directions, as all .-pace is
filled with these positive bodies, and at
proper distance, haskept up the harmony of
nature ever since the "morning stars sang
together," and will continue until this
mixture of the definite proportions of all the
component parts of all the positive electritied
bodies shall he destroyed, when all nature
will againi collapse in choas.
It is not onl accoutnt of the sun's dinmen
sions that th:ns inlfluence is exercised, and the
only reason that dimension has-any thing to
do with it, this atmosphere of electricity
muslt be in proportion to the size of the body
which it surrounds, and the larger this body
is the greater will be iis attractive influence.
Of course Jupiter will exert a greater in
ituenee than the curthl, but as it and the
earth are both negative bolie:, and it is
capable of being more htighly magetiz(d on
account of its dimensionss and lits attractive
influence is as much greater thatn the earth,
as its materials are greater, atnd leaving out
the greater distance of Jupiter, we'think a
correct calculation will verify this view.
If dimensions alone were to ha considered
as the sole cause of attraction, it is certain
that Utranus and Neptune, away out on thle
confines of'our system, would have more in.
fluence upon each ot,ber's action than the sun,
for considering their immense distance from
the sun, anid their comparative nearness to
each other, one would become positive to the
other, and consequently thtere would be a
break in the harmony of the un iverse. Biut,gen
tlemen, we need not apprehend any such dan
ger- This subt le influence sent Out by the suna's
atmo2phere, directs, controls and moves al'
things; from the smallest atom to the huge
planets in space, and the wandering, erratic
comets, whose fiery tails strike the super
stitious withI awe. It, warms ag-d gives life,
hy its chemnical influen ce, to all the planets,
their vegetation atd inhabitants. The fire
that warms our bodies, cooks ouir dinners
and gives the power which propels our
machinery, and drives tire wheels of com
merce over the storm-tossed ocean, are but
its modified formns. It is the Promethean
spark that gives me life, and without the
Bible as my guide. I would look upon it as
thtat great creative agent. that invisible
essence, that being we call God, that gives
origin to everything. No wonder the
ancient Peruvians erected grand temples anid
worshipped.ilts life.giving beams, withl a
devotion that should put to shame the
bigotry and intolerance of modern retigion.
I never can believe that the musetar
power of tihe heart alone has the power to
propel the blood along the arteries, through
the capillaries into the veins, back to the
heart again. We believe that the human
b)ody is a chemical laboratory where the
flrids and solids taken into the human
stomach generates, (and at the same time
acted on by it) this essence which is seated
or placed in the nervous centres, which ac
ting upon every functioni and organ of the
human body, making each perform its
assigned duty, atd when they .have worked
their limited time, this life-giving agetnt goes
back to the Great Giver and leaves our bodies
to moulder into dust.
The quecstion may be~asked if the planets
are negative bodies, why is it that the eartils
moon, the satellites of Jupiter, or Saturn,
are controlled by the primaries? Instead of
around the positive body-thte sun. But this
reason is one of the strongest arguments for
our theory. The nearness of these bodies t o
thleir primaries, and in comparison to the
distange of the sxon, might almost be said to
be in the samte pathl, and frot4 tits nearness
these primaries have become positive, bat
not sut11ciently as to entirely overcome the
influence of the great positive body-the sun.
This fact will explain those irregularities in
the mgoon's motion for which astronomers
have failed to account (oi-. This (Aunef- in
fluence 1s the cause why she revolves so
slowly on her axi.e. It is an admitted fact,
that she always presents to us the same face,
and for a long time one-half is wrapped in
darkness and the other half at the same
ptge is e:gposed to its burning rays. Theme
are hei picasiajt alleys for- ins beatys tq ligiu
up. No bright plumed birds sinIg ill hat-molly
with b.ibbling brooks. No spring-tine comes
with flowers, no summer with ituits, no
autumn with golden harvest, Uut a desulat ion
reigns, in comI;ar-ison to which, S-aruta is
4 bloo:ning gardee. Nature is wvise itt all
ber Iays, at4 altli'h lthis condition of the
n otn of .:11 m o :n--t :n ' rr t : r:roI,
he worthl wa-: rn!-- :3 . m a long
er:p: %et - tIn- :t1.w Ihibi i ;l eory.
ve only w1onder 'hat it 1had4 not. been dis
overed .ng before; am we wonder still
nore, be< ause our boasted progress ha-s stop
)ed here, and made not one step beyond.
As to whatgravitadon is, we propose to
nstitute a course of reasoning to show that
t is as easy to account for its origin, as it
vas explai its laws. We are satistied that
t is nuthin-g lcss than what philosophers call
lectricity. The heat emitted froth the sun,
philosophers h.ve f.ailed to a.,ign any, but
the most absuril reasun for, others a little
wiser, have counl..-ed their ignorauce. Some
think that the boly of the sun is in a satC
of cilobustioi, burning all the while without
consuming materials. Others suppose these
materials are supplied by falling meteors,
when it is a well udmitted fact, that if every
planet which belongs to our systei,*were
precipitated from their otbits in the direction
of'the sun, they would be converted intovapor
before the-.- would reach its surface. And
other theories as equally absurd, are as
We.now make the asiertion and proceed
to demonstrate its trath: that the sun's
atmosphere is electricity, held in a state of
continual activity, as it were, by some law of
than electricity acting upon the organs and
functions of the buian body, giving life and
energy to all the human frame. All our
motions, feclings, together with the special
sense,and in fact every sensation of the body
or motion of the inid, have their origin in
the nervous centre, and in tlrcze centres there
i, a chemical combination which produces
the electric flid in some form, an-1 the
different nerves given off by each, are but
the telegraph wires that send the current to
every part of the human systein and gives
lil'e and animation to all.
If we cut a nerve of special sense or a
motor nerve, the parts they supply lose all
motion or sensation.
We may cut the Medalla Oblongata below
the origin of the pneumTogastic nerve and
re;piration will continue. The same result
follows it' cut ::bove, but if the Medulla is
injured at iti origin, the act of respiration
instantly ceases. This same result follows
experiment upon all the different nerves.
Now, physiologists have been unable to
aceount for the immeasurmble rapidi:y by
which sensation is carried from every part of
the human frame to its nervous centre; for it
is known that touch and sensation are
simnutaneous. Had these nerves or wires
been as long as the distance to the sun
then caiculation would have proved these
things identic.al, and this mystery long ago
Pres the knob in the telegraph office and
the throb is filt instantly a thotis:nid miles.
ouch any part of the hiuinin body and
instantly the nervous centres feel it. It
seeris tiat inar in hi<; works on earth carries
out this analogy. Welicrever his progress
ha.; been grear, the network of his telegraph
is like the nerves of t'.e human body. The
channels of his comimeree, whether it be the
ocean, the lake, river or r':ilroad, throbs as it
were, with the critmEon current of life.
Again, all physicians will tell you, that
two-thirds of the htuman race who die a
natural deat'h, pass wway between twelve
and five o'cluck in tho morning. This is
urely on account of the long ab:sence of 'the
sun and its life-'givinlg e!ec:ricit'y, unid it is for
tis reaso)n that the gaunt skeleton of death
knocks at our doors int tIhe sti!l, smrall hours
of night, oir tIre grey dawn, to brasnca us on
that long jouracy-"to that bourne from
whence no traveler ever returns." As the
sun is thre centre fromi whlichr issues tbat
subtle influence that moves and controls all
things, so from these ner'vous centres of the
human body, this satie influence is sent to
ll parts-to every or'gan Or t'urrctionr,atnd gives
us thrat vitality we call life, and "bids the
crimson current roll."
Au ind'aidu,a wt.@ bite snet death acci
dentally, by the aplilication ot' the electric
c,rent to tIhe proper nerves, can be made to
breatbe as in life. Also to laugh, to weep,
and the writhecings anid contortions of the
features frighten the bystander;' and if' it
were-possible to restore tire injured part, I
believe they could be restored to life. It the
question was asked cuan this theory be proved
other than by analogy, I would answer that
the simplest things with which we are
failiiar, as well ns tIhe grandest truths, are
proved only by compari.son. If an individual
were to tinell a beautiful rose and tell me
that its odor was exquisite, arnd I were to
deny it, tire only proof' that hre could offer,
would be for me to inhale its perfume, and I
would know by this that he possessed the
sense of smell.
In this faith I offer you this theory for
yor consideration. Of one thing I am satis
fed.thiat it is thre only plausible theory which
has ben advanced, and fr'om my stand-point
weare to take only one intelligenit glance
.d thne sanme conclusions will be irresistible
on every point taken. It would require a
volume to earry out all tIre points taken' in
this, but we will not cover any more ground
this evening. WVhethrer human ingenuity will
ever devise a way to analyze this substance,
I know not. It would be knowing.too much.
A complete knowledge of it would take
away all our theories of religion, the origin
of our lives and our hopes beyond the grave.
If a knowledge of this will dispel every
human hope, every illusiorn and ev'ery dream,
Samn content to know no more.
I am willing to stop here and hope that
human progiress will go no farther. But thre
humarn mind will inquire, though in our day
it is clouded by the miust of' superstition and
Although tIhus hampered it will yet soar arid
riie f-tr aboive these thIngs, arid the mind
that will first point tire way will last longer
in thre rem-emnbranuce ot mankind thran
Pythagoras or Newton.
A meeting of the citizens of Clinton arid
vicinity wais held Wednesday, the 25th of
June, 18S73, itn the town of Cliniton.
Thec mteetinig wans orgatnized by catllirrg
Mj. Samuel IL. West to thne Chanir and re
qusting W. 13. Bell to act as Secretary.
Tre Chairmtani iin a lew expressive remiarks
set forth the~ object of the meetting, which
was to take into consideration the impor
tane of tIne great Railroad mreaisure now
on foot, thnt of building a railroad from
Newberry, S. C., to Asheville, N. C.
lion. Joseph Crews, a director <>f tire
Laurenis & Asheville Railroad, was called
for, who gave a. clear, distinct arid practical
account of the great imrportarnce of thirs
enrteprise; after whIche, on mtotiorn of Dr.
Craig, a commriit:ee of tIh:ee was appoitnted
to drarft r.-solurtions expressive of tire seniti
met of this cormmi unity.' C onrniitree coin
sisted of Dr. J. TP. Craig, G. P'. Copcland
ad Jesse M. Young.
Thre committee retired, and after a short
interval returned arid reported the fe1hitw
g rosolutiorns, which were unranrimously
Resolved, 1st. That we, as a part of tIre
citizens of Larens Coutrio hereby ex
press our hearty arid earnest dlesire for a
railroad extending fromt Newberry Court
Uose to Asherville, N. '1..
Resolved, 2d. That wve re, omrmre;r tn thre
ctieirs of Laurrens Coty- thre uariy In
auguratiorn and comnpletiotn of this great
lire of Railroad, arnd hrerebry express our
rat anxiety to co-operate with thne coun'
ties of Newberry andl Greenrville, arnd all
other parts of ourr country interested, by
coitribting liberally towards perfecting
tinS gre4 enter;rla.
Resolved, 3d. That~ with a view o1' corm
mencing andu perfecti.g thi.a great work we
re willing to be taxed ---dollars, arid
cordially invite all thre citizens of our Coun
ty to conic forward arnd sustainr th,is cause
which will soon pitt our Conty 0n tIre
rigir road tc prosperity..
tig ing;en piti, nyc0ed.iary LiC 'oduWiig
reolutionu was unarniimously audopted:
Resolved, Thant the proceedings of this
metmctrg be published in tine Laurensville
Herald, and Otir Monthrly, an.1i that tire
Gteeville arid New berry papers be re
quested to copy.
On mrotion, the meeting then adjourned.
S I WFCET. Cjhairman
No TELLt.i WIIAT CAN lE DON.-Tbe
Nuile Blee for Jaw: 1- rat b :ni
imcvid=neu of th I actfal T :w bing- ct.in:
he*daYns well -,- - 0 i, t:hl by
rbomlp.-Iu Al,lm..\b m. li In L.h
luw.pmce o; dne li!ar ai %ear, and -very sub
scriber rceiveb free a beautiful oil clhromo I
13x17 inches, -iuch us they would tave to
pay 78 f.,r in the pictuire stores. The articles
with wd:hich it is tilled are so well chosen that
a'per,on guts a- n':a-h really good rAudig in
a copy or the lmiim Bee as they do in one
of many of the high pr:ced Magazines. We
notice they have also. one of the biest club
lists ever offered to the puhe, so that anlv
one who reads :,t all can affcird to take it.
Every one should.1 send s-tnp for sample
epy. See advertisement in this paper.
T 1ordan of the 24th has L,en
et:Jly favor::le reports of tle cottonl
crop, anid i:k- l luentiuu of the
eaterpillar. which seems very Inyste
riously to have disappeareid.
Man advertikes, then realizes.
Dr. G. W. GARMANY
Will be thankful if his Iriends who have
an1y of his Books in their poisession, .ould
return thet at onee, vither to hih or leave
them at Dr. S. F. Fant's Drug Store.
Julv 16, 28-I t.
Who is now creatig so much e xvitenient
inl Europt, is heal-boss
But we who care only for the excitement of
buincs-, desirc ail those
(OMI T0N EBER
To visit tile fauous store of L. R. M.-that
is if they de-ire
Gools low down for the Cash. And if you
want to keep cool, buy a saucer or so of his
Again we would notify you with all earnest
ness to buy
FROM L Re MARSHALL,
July 1G, 2S-1t.
Electro Chemical Baths.
Persons engaging Batihs, and having had
hours assigned them, failing to meet their
engagtzements without giving notice at least
two iours before the appointed hour, will
b chargd tile same as if the Bath had
been taken. It requires about two hours
to prepare the Bath, and lien ouce pre
parel it can be of no use except to the per
sort for whom it naA intentled, henee it is
apparent that it Jhould be paid for.
Si.1gle Baths, Cash ................. 3.
A course consis-ting of :b) Baths, each 2.50
One-half payable in advance. the balance
at tie termination of the course.
No Baths wil] be given on the Sabbath
except in cases of necessity.
J. D. BRUCE, M. D.
Jnly 1i , 28-tf.
THOSI F HAMO0N
Be.rs leave r.pectfuHy to inform
his frIid- aind eu.nmers that 'ae has
Removed froin his
Lar8 aod C0mmodlos Store
recently octcupied by D)r. Fant. where
he will at all times be founid ready and
willing to supply the wats of all.
Hehsfitted up teStore, and it~ is
large and conveniently arranged.
Come one and all to see ine.
Thankful for the liberal patronage
heretofore so liberally bestowed upon
him, lie hiopes by strict attteation to
business to still merit the satue.
July 16, 28- 4m.
By virtue of an execution to nme directed,
I will sell at TI. J. Lipscomib's plantation, on
Thiursday, 24Ith of July, the following per
son;al property,. to-wit :One Spotted Heifer,
One Well flucket and Ropo. Also, the in.
terest of Estate of Geo. Maffett, in one lot
Bagging and Ties. Levied Ion as the - pro
perty of Estate of George Mdrefltt, at the
suit of Mi-:hael Wadsworth, vs. Estate Geo.
Maifett. Tertms Cash.
J. J. CARRINGTON, s. . c.
July 16, 28-73 ___.
- Sheriff's Sale.
State of South t'aroia-Newberry C'oun
ty.-Daniel /.cigler vs. John M. Pening
By virtue of an execuitioni to mec directed,
in the above statedi eaise, I have levied on,
and n ill selIl at :Newber ry Court House, on
the first Monday in August next, at public
outcry, the followinig Rteal Estate as the
property of John M. Penington, to-wit:
One lot situated in the town of Helena,econ
tainiing two a,-res, nmore or less, bounded by
lots of Brown and others, Joe Glenn and
G. & C. R Rt. Ter ms of Sale.-Casht. Pur
chaset to pay for papers.
J. J CA RRINGTON, s. x. c.
Jtuly 16, 28-3t.
By virtue of an execution to mue directed,
I will selIl, on the first Monday in August
necxt, the folloninig personald property, viz:
Onei new Cot ton Gin anid his itnterest itt one
Mule. Ini4 bushels Cotton Sieed, onte Cow-,
one Bed and f0on:ent, I pr. Steelyards, I
WVash-stantd, I Wasb-tub, 1 lot Dishes,
iKuives anid Forks, Tumblers, &c., I Table,
1 S day Clock, 11 Chairs, I lot Cooking
Utetnsils. Levied upon -as the property of
John A. Boozer, at the suit of P. M . & IR.
S. Chick, vs. John A. Boozet, liith June,
JIOHIN .J. CARRINGTON, s. N. c.
Jutly 16, 2S-Jt
To Our Customers.
lIn the conflagration which swept away
the town of Prosperity, wye not only lost
our entire stock of mterchiandize, but our
books of accountt, notes atnd papers. We
htave noQ rlm~gndum tJf what is due us,
r.nd we maoM earnestly call upon our friends
in this our eeason of distress, to come for
ward at once and pay ue the amounts they
thinik they owe, if they are able to do so, or
L'ive us due bills for the same. If they will
comte forward at once we will endeavor to
compromise thte difieulty and appro;i;;p
as ntPr as ur..t.lAe -pige; he ciautnstances.
sor need is pressing,' we ha;ve lost all,
and we feel cotident that this appeal will
nmeet with a genter aus response.
July 0 WISE, WHITES & CO.
Progresive Age copy twice.
WilBuy a Good.uiim
- -. MOON.
XIca. l VX. i
Are now ot'i nq their IMEN E :'TOCK
B0011T%. Su ms iN 1ATS4
Greatly Reduced Prices For
in consequence of a ebange in the business
to ':dk I'lace, J. :t, early day%.
(ur STOCK is the LA RGEST and BEST
SELECTED a:ver offi-red in Ne%herry, the
entire siock ha%ing been M A'RKE) DOWN,
you will fild
it new and deEirable pattvris frim 1:dc.
to) f1. a p v Ard.
In a11 sZz and,1 ivkes.
Full line GLoVES fur ladies and gets
LADIES and GENTS
SHEETINGS AND SHIRTINGS,
!1 :111 idihs,
SUMMER CASSIMERS and LIN'.NS
For GvtLs' and Bioys' wear,
Trunks and Valises,
In fact e,r% thing umuailly to Ie lind iLa
FIRST CLASS DIRI GOODS
E-tch anlevery Departn,tL ftli uf choicc,
useful and dcsrab!e Goods a" t a;ARGAIN.
Boot and Shoe De
ia store wihi tself, wIwri you can ft d
t hbst work made by handI or machin.
No trouble to show Goods.
R. C. SHIVER & CO.
P. S.-Renmenmber our Goods are all
!A RKED at CASh IUtIES, ind NO
GOO)S;, W'It.L UJE DELIVERED ENTiL
R. C. SilIYERt & CO.
A BEAUTIFUL $8 CHRWO
TO All Lovers of Art and Lit
T E will sendi the Beatiful.Chrtomo entti
tIed "Thme Unmwelcomte Visitor,'' post
age prepttid, as a prenmiumo to every subScri
ber to ouir montly magazine called tbe
contair ing .32 large pages besides the c:over,
filled witht the best and tuo c.- tetn r d
ing. Price, on!ly
$1 A YEAR'!
Send on yotur lollatr, and get a dllar m:aga
zine arnd ant eighit dollar chro-no int return.
Sampic copy setnt ftee on receil)t of sitmp.
We want and will liberally pay
A G'rE N T S .
Sond stamp for particulars. Address
BUMBLE BEE, Albion, Illinois.
July 9, 27-dt.
Interesting to All.
My term of office htarm.g expired, I re
spectfully notify rJl persons who hlad !!ens,
deeds or mlortgages recorded dttring mty
term of ollce, to call ron Messrs. & Jones
Jones, who will deliver the same.
Nov. 27, 48-mf. TIHOS. M. LAKE.
WE are prepa rid to grind femn one to
one httnrdred and gity Lushe&s Cotnper day,
anid jii :sutii4m free transportation oh their
grain to and frmin our ntyli for our patrons
free of charge.
WEBR, JONES & PARKER.
A pr. 17, 1.;-t f.
-06 5, of TA t BAl:K, for wich
38.00 per Cord wi;i be paid on d.T!!iiy at
W EBII, J')NES & P.nERW
Apr 9, 14-t Tannery.
nry 6110oh ev .1fmfiil .2
C. F. -J vNO2
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
HA\'fNG iEMuVI.L D 1 I
AI>VEI 11So L) ST AN 1). ON
To the nmagnificent stere inm Mr. Jacob's New
Building, otTer, for sale a
At UN USUALI.Y I.DiW >1WES. C.dl and
. ENTS' Fl itN ISIllNi; GOrDS,
FANCY AlWT!C;.ES, E:c., Etc.
His 10, 25 and 1>0 cent Ontcrs uf:r bar
gains in YANKEE NOTIONS.
May 28, 21-if.
Silk and Straw Goods,
-Mrs. D). MOW01ER'S,
UND)E. HI-'R A LD 0FFICE.
.\pr. 1t'. 15-,-.
Most Wonderful Invention
J. Moses' Electro-Galvanic, Pat. June 2d, '68.
AIncLed to tie-e patet-11td tcles
are two scientificalt l o neiked GAIv:ai4
B'atteries-un,eeni 'when worni-deiveingff
through the nerves of the head
A Soft and Continuous Stream of Electricity,
Vitalizing alit' -ving aidhhy actioi to the
entire beautifil system of tihrose part. AB.
SOLUTELY and CERLANLY IRING
Partial Paraly i. of the Optic Nerve, Weak
or uits,e i::, Ne.r.'a of the fead
or Face, Nervous Twitches in the .\bjsele,
of the Face, Noe in e te Head, Los of
.t-ntul En:ergy, atti a host of Nervo i~i)
esses ar ith.g from d:epression of the itervouis
energy ot the system.
Contributting in a iost astotnithing de
LF,VIGOR .uD HEALTH,
lRy tie rueansi of lie soit an:d tiowing -treamn
of E!eetr'icity, 'iin' brigh tness to theEe
quick ness to the Ear, and energyz to t!
Tfi.ev arei set wi:b lenises of the finest
.man '.teture, to suait.l sigh.a. and with
glas-es for those niot needing Spectacles to
read awiti , but desiring the beeits to beo
derived from wearingz the iBatterzie ; n
are to bie had in thi. 0 viiity onli or
JOHN F. SPECK,
Wateluniaker and Jeweler,
D)ealer in WVatches, Clocks, J,.w ch y,
NEWBE1nIN, S. C.
.T. MUSES' FLECTRO-GALVANIC,
.Patented Juene Qd, IsasS.
A pr. 'J, 14-tf.
Stdoresi, Tint i 'agre. kr'.
Is now pre p.tred to surpply the wli'b.sal'e
tratde anud the citizenxs of this and surrountd
ing Counties, w ith the .ot appr~foved kind
F ancy CoAYee Bigg'ins,
Te'&apots, Cake and
Money Boxes, anid
ROOFING and GUTTERING
MADE A SPtCIALTY.
IO1L0 of TI SfIOP.
.\t myi l''ase on i:y pin-cnt stand 'e..res
on the goth of ti,i mtonth iar:chi), I wil,
on and] alter thai'. time, be foun'd in the
large store rceCntly occupid byv .\br:z.,
Met,ai a Sh:o" Storo, btweenCh Dr. I'att
and Mr. Nathan, where I wi.! carry on the -
TIn and Stove Business.
tn al its b:atn.l.', and! uihre I >:-hl be-.
pleat-ed to -ee al :y cSenoers :a:d as
many~ nie: oneS a, de.ire anythIi in~ myii
line. I shall1 try, as !..r rofr, to .-~ sat
i'fac.ti bth as i to price, quaity ofod
W. T. WRIGHT.
Mar. 12, 10-f
Suion, near .\r:n, ) ..io theG.).
R. L . Tiwio HiEN DRED THOE)S.\ NI Niri
i A.VED) ING;LEs, in pa*ckag.'
Iie Liadred each, whlich he. o2e:ei.ter
l0v. Hie is constant ly ring ha1lar
lot:: Orders w ill be: pro:ny:l attenid to,
Price, tM.Ai per thousand. No ch.arfo
loiii.F. H. DOMINICK,
Feb 1, damn ALTu N C.D