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Wednesday, eptember 10, 873.
We give much of our space this
week to. the' remarks made at the late
memorial meeting, and in consequence
have to forego much of the usual va
We are pleased to notice the en
largement of the Charleston Referee,
in an increase of four columns, with a
new and neat heading, and a general
improvement in appearance. It tells
its own tale-the Referee is looking
up in the world, and its cditor and
proprietor, Mr. F. Eugene Durbec, is
swimming on a successful tide.
The Laurensville Herald says that
a negro. named John Benjamin, on the
20th ult., shot and killed 1som Hen
derson, while hunting for another negro
whom it was his purpose to kill.
The same paper says, Miss Moore,
alluded to last week. as being injured
by lightning, died from the wound.
At the same time four head of fine
cattle were killed by lightning, and a
Mr. C. Fowler severely injured.
And melancholy to relate further,
our poor friend, Tom, says that there
is not a pound of cured meat in the
town, and until some is obtained col
lards must remain in the garden. Our
bowels yearn for him. Come down
here, poor fellow, and we'll grease you
inside and out. Build the Laurens
road, Tota, and we will send you a
hogshead of hog round.
Williamston Female College.
We are gratified to iotice mention
in several of our exchanges, that the
corner-stone of the new Williamston
Female College, was laid on the 27th
ult. The ceremonial was imposingly
- conducted by the Masonic fraternity,
and is described as exceedingly in
teresting, a very large number of per
sons from neighboring Counties being
present, and among whom were several
press representatives. The Abbeville
Press & Banner, says:
"Before the stone was lowered,
Grand Treasurer James McCullough,
deposited beneath it the following,
among other articles of interest:
"A copy of the New Testament, a
catalogue of the College, a programme
of the last year's Commencement, lists
of all the teachers and pupils of each
session since the estriblishment of the
College, a list of the stockholders, of
the directors, of the operatives on the
building, of the officers in attendance,
copies of late Anderson, Abbeville,
G r5enville. Laurens,- Newberry and
"The stone is Italian marble, 12315
* inches and 9 inehes deep, highly pol
ished on the visible faces. On the
.East face is engraved, "W. F. C.,
August 27, 1873." On tihe North
face, " Al-mw matrifilie dant." It
rests- upon a base of variegated Ten
iessee marb-le, three inches thick.
"The new building of which the cor
ner-stone was laid is to be a brick ad
dition to the present building, 44x67
ftoet, three stories high. The whole
of the first story, which is 14 feet 6
inches, will be occupied by the chap
el; the second story will contain two
large Society Halls, and four good
siz'ed rooms for dormitories ; the third
story will be divided into eight sleep
ing rooms. The whole house, when
finished, will contain over 19,000 feet
of floor space."
' Interesting and eloquent addresses
were made, and an elegant and boun
teous dinner served on this auspicious
occasion, and the whole happy order of
exercises terminated in a highly satis
We sincerely congratulate President
Lander on the success which has thus
far crowned his efforts in extending
tesize of the College, and indulge
the hope that large accessions will be
inade to the already goodly number of
his pupils. ____
Appropriate to the Season.
The New York Herald. in its mon
ey article, appropriately gives this ex
paKssion in relation to the late decision
in the Morton, Bliss & Co., fraud:
"Recent advices are to the effect
t hat one of the Associate .Justices of
South Carolina-Judge Willard, for
mnerly of New York-has rendered a
Idecision in the suit of a firm of bank
ers here, brought for the purpose of
enforcing the laying of a special_ tax
tpay' the interest on certain State
bonds believed to have been fraudu
lently issued. .This decision is ad
verse to the tax-payers, but it is not
att all probable that they will permit
thie watter to rest until a finmal verdict
is rendered by the Supreme Court of
t he United States. Grave questions
aeon trial, involving the integrity:
of thre Leg.ilature and State officials,
tad local rottennmess is not likely to
he faithfully probed by those who
ha:rde become infected by its atmios
phlere. The people of South Carolina
Irave alreadyv iadicated a cheerful
willing~ness to pay their honest debts.
. rserved for the highest tribunal of
the andumrkthedividing line be
twente true and the false; anid un
r rispoint is decided, we need not
offrthe bswaofmuch confi
Carolin securities." caso ot
Confir'inig this ciosing prediction,
thie samoe issue of the Herald quotes
Elur State securities as follows:
-l'r South Carolina sixes, Jarnuary
:an l. 143; do.. do., A pril and Oe
tu.ber. 2'3: $.od Carolia Fund Act,
In intimate conineetionx with this is
lislicd on the firt page.-oll the 1a
sumption of the General Government
of the States' debt.4-which of course
include the debts forced upon us. by
carpet-bag misrule. extravagance and
robbery. It is gratifying that such
papers as the Tbines and others are
leading public sentiment at the North
into a hcalthier channel. The artick
alluded to will be found worthy of pe
rusal, as something altogether new
and foreign to past experience. That
such a scheme is full of equity and
justice, can only be disputed by ex
treme radicals, and by those at who's
doors the onus of the 'burden pro
perly is laid. The debts which nor
hang, like a mighty incubus over th
State, and which threaten to impover
ish and ruin an already crippled peo
ple, were in a great measure frauda
lently made, and for which no good tA
State or people has come. It is tim<
that the "best government" shouk
lend a helping hand.
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FoR THE IIERALD.
30th August, 16'/3.
EDtTURt NEWBERRY HERALD:.-I ain'I
seed any letter lately from about these 'at
diggius in your vedorable journal, & as I
like that we should contiuiner to have a plac<
in the pictur, I thort I would write you
letter as I seed you was very akkomodatir
to people what likes to write for your papel
& noing that you will make allowance foi
writers what ain't got any great eddication
I ain't zzckly what you may call a demizor
of th~e valley of Mount Pleasant, cans my
residunce is some way up in Possum Swamp
but I wisits that growin town very often,
when I brings down my poultry & othert
fixiuis to) s.ll, & feel a great interest in it:
The village has got very full of people thit
summer, & shows great indikation of im
prove ment, a numnber of houses havt
changed owners lately, & several have beer
done up in style, new fences put & othert
mende.l up, & a plenty of whitewash put on,
so that now a heap of houses look like ice
cakes shinin through the trees.
Mr. Patjen has started a vehikle what they
cal'i a ambulance, drawed by two horses, d
the way it rattels up & down each trip of the
boats is a caution. The driver has a long tic
hwrn what lhe blose loud & long as he per
cedes to the wharf to- start up tihe passengers.
We aint had any more visits from bis
alligators, sence the other day, when a mon
strus big fellow what mnessure'd Il feet 1(
inches long, was on the iBeach below Mr.
Torek's "Mt. Pleasant House." Mr. Bequesl
what was King at the Shutsin Platts last
year, cummed up & with his utmurrin rifle
planked a ball in the most vulnerble part ol
alis calabash & put an end to his earthly &
waterly kureer at 150 yards.. Several other
shots were fired into hirn, hut it warn't nc
use as Mr. Bequest's shot did his bizzinesi
Our.craps has bin much in grass, but be
fore laying by, they ginerally was cleanet
off, but the continnered rain worries us now
konsiderabie in gathering Fodder.
I aint got much of a ressidunce up hear t<
look at, but it is konvenent & ary. I cut 8S
notched the poles, & split the Klapbordes t<
shingle with, & then hired a anshunt impe
kunus darkey to help me put 'Nt up. I git
him a bottle & a half of Split Skull whiskej
& a big hunk of Tobacy. I tended to git
him two bottles but I tasted some, in wun, 8S
my resulushun faled me, actooated by a re
gard for his morals, as he wasn't a mnembe1
of the Temprunce Sosiety, I drank half .1
gin him the rest. On Sullivens Island,
hear a gentilman has hilt a montrus hous<
what cost most $25000 It has water carryet
all over it in pipes, (not backy pipes,) & on
top is a Kupelo & from that you can see al
roun, far out. Why anyboddy shud put it
sich a big sum of mnunny in a lhons to kive
his bed, I kan't find out. My hous aint go
any ghasses in the winders, but it has a grea
advantidge in a free ventilashun betweer
the poles. & the fl>or don't want no Karpe t
& no skouring, caus its miade outer clay
rammed down hard. I wo'l be glad to set
you at Possum Hollow,. & I ginerallymnag<
to have some Split Skull on band for:
wisitor it'he don't have no subjectshuns t<
takin a little to kepe the fog off. So no a1on
at presutut from yours to comman.
The Late Col. naieon Fair.
&nwri: made-y J. F. J. Cald well,
Es., bufore the Newberry Bar, and
citizens, at the late Memorial meeting
held on the 1st September:
SMR. CHAIEx:-I1 know that I
utter a trite form of expression-but
I mean by it to couvey a serious con
viction-when I say~that I feel that I
can add nothing to what has been so
forcibly spoken by the mover of the
resolutions before us. His acquain
tance with the deceased extended over
a much greater number of years than
mine; his business connections with
him were far more numerous than
mine; and he has give.- us the result
of these with an accuracy, a compre
hIensiveiess and anl Cle-ance, which I
caIn, at best, only hope to imitate.
Yet I feel that I should not only
neglect an attention due our distin
guished dead, but that I should be
wantimg, in common gratitude, if I
failed to join my voice in this act of
public reverence aad lamentation for
one, who. in addition to his claims
upon ic as a public benefactor, had
the more pressing claim arising from
frequent and considerable kindnesses
bestowed upon me individually. It is
not necessary that I should -ecount
those kindnesses. and it would be imi
modest in me to assert that I have
been greatly profited by them, for that
would imply that I consider myself to
have attained to something; but I
mention them as one of my reasons
for occupying the time of this meet
ing,. and one of my reasons for en
deavoring to show to those who did
not know him as. I did, and to re
mind those who did so krow him and
appreciate him, how excellent a man
I do not wish to use the languzge
of idle, fulsome eulogy-if my own
sense of propriety did not forbid it,
my knowledge of his character as
t sures inc how he abhorred it while
living, how he must have deprecated
its utterance when dead. But I do
wish to do him the honor he deserves,
and, for own sakes, so to describe
him, as shall in some. measure bring
him again before us, and cause him to
live in our minds and learts although
the grave has forever hidden his mortal
part from our eyes. If I, or any of
us, shall succeed in this, however im
perfectly it may be, we shall have
cause to rejoice over our assembling
here, for we shall then have done the
noble work of restoring and perpetua
ting, for the emulation and delight of
those here and those to comze, the
image of patriotism, and usefulness,
Siineon Fair was born in Newberry
District, on the 17th day of Novem
bei, 1801. ils ancestry were Scotch
Irish, his father, William Fair, being~
born of one of the families which camne
from Ireland during, and just before,
and just after the year 1770. I have
not been able to learn whether Wil
11am Fair was born before or after the
settlement of his parents in this coun
try ; but he must haye been born
within two or three years of it. The
Fairs were of that well-known and
worthy people who settled in large
numbers in this County, during the
four or five years just preceding and
just after the date last mentioned
the Presbyterians of North Ireland.
These mecu were not the adventurers
the majority of European emigrants
then were and now are. They were
mostly farmers, or hand-craftsmen of
good condition. They a+l brought
something with them; and some of
theni good sums of money, hoarded
from the toil of years, or else realized
from the sale of their valuable leases.
They were a sturdy, brave, patient race:
quiet and peaceable, yet obstinately
tenacious of their rights; cool-headed
and calculating, yet burning in their
hearts with the very fire of volcanoes ;
rigid and abstemious in their habits of
life, yet not without an excellent
humor and a proper appreciation of all
rational enjoyment. They were emni
nently religious-eminently moral.
They had ever a -elear, positive doc
trine, which permeated all their
opinions and habits; and to this t Ley
clung with a teinacity which no ar
g~ument and no misfortune could ever
Comning of such an ancestry, and
reared in such a pure school of morals,
it is not difficult to see how (Nd. Fair
early learned the necessity n'il dignity
of labor; how he learned te valueme
only accordin.g to their intcllectual
and nmoral worth ; how he learned to
estimate actions according as they
were r.ght or wrong, without recourse
to the base and pitiful subterfuge of
justifying the means by the end; how
lie learned on the one hand that man is
nothing so worthy in himself as to
warrant vanity or arrogance, and on
the other hand, that there is nothing.
or almost nothing, which an earnest,
patient, laborious man many not accom
I mention these things, because I
am sure that in having such a train
ing, Col. Fair was more fortun ate
than in the possession of his fine in
tellect; and because I am sure that
his noble success in life was but the
legitimate, the inevitable result of
such sentiments and such education.
Col. Fair, as I infer, spent a good portion
of his youth in labor on his father's farm,
as was the ease with the sonis of our Scotch
Irish ancestor.a. We hear nothing especial
of his school-days. Hie was not one of that
bright, superfical class known in the c-ol
leges na "first-bonor mn.i" ITe not oi;iy
h d no bent towards the angages~ ad1 th.e
beles-lettres, but he had rath.-r ani excssive
inditerence for them. Indeed, it is in this
thait w e find the one thing to be regretted
in hi-i whole intellectual life: for his defi
clinc in! language prevented him from put.
ting his comnmiuncations, whether oral or
is ld hai disphyed t 0h !t-bI the t
.Lie ul.- lh i. n ii ;4 V,hs m mi n
the e.uent of i i. legal Iea, iig.
lie was admitted to the bar in 124, and it
he soon estalblinhed him as well worth a b
place aiongst. a balid of giant minds. Im- b
mediately upon, or soon after his admission, it
he was taken into partnership. by Joh:; o
Caldwell, who was then in the full tide of b
fame and success as a forensic orator. The c
combination was a happy one for both a
parties. Mr. Caldwell, like almost all men o
whose eloquence gives them co:nmand over t
juries and spectators, appears to have relied s
upon tLat gift, somewhat to the neglect of i
his legal studies in general, and to the t
serious neglect of the department of plead- c
ing. Col. Fair's clear, accurate mind nut- l
urally led him to that department, and the t
,leficiency of his senior forced him to make u
it his specialty. And like the manm of tie v
fable, whom the fairy rewarded for the i
kindnesses lie had shown her while she in- U
habited an unsightly form, lie received a t
noble bounty from this science for his de- L
votion to hicr through all the drv and tedious <
details of technicality and apparently arbi
trary rules. He soon had the satisfaction- 1
alas, how much more rare in the profession
than the world believes!-of bringing his
cases properly and safely to their trial.
He rose rapidly until the times of Nullifi
cation, as they are commonly termed. t
Then he, experienced some difficulty from
his Union opinions, which were opposed to
the prevailing sentiment of this District.
lIut his fearlessness commanded so much
respect, and his subsequent readiness to
abandon what appeared a fruitless and
parricidal oippositior. to the action of hi,
people,evinced such a willingness to devote
himself to those peoph, however wrong he
might consider their theory, that it was not
long before his error-as it was deemed
was entirely overlooked, and himself re.
stored to favor.
He practiced law without intermission,
until the war in Floridt, in 183. Then lie
volunteered into the military service, and
in the capacity of Lieutenant served until
the close of the war. I have searcely ever
heard others speak of his military career,
and in all my acquaintance with hinm, I
never heard him mention it a dozen times.
He seems, however, to have conducted
himself with fair credit, in that least in
tellectual of occupations. At all events, lie
gave satisfaction to the people of the Dis
trJet, for on his return homp he *as elected
to the Legislature by a very flattering vote,
and he received large accessions to his
business. And from this time forward, lie
enjoyed the confidence of a large majority -
of our people, with less variation atid for
a longer period, than probably any man
that ever lived in the District.
Although he was in the State Legislature ,
during the greater part of the time until
1846, his caroer in his profession is mainly ,
interesting to us. It may be well to men
tion a few of the cases in which lie distii- .
guished himself. Of these is the case of
Davis vs. Wright, reported 2 Hill's Law
Rep., p. 560:-in which he was instrumen- 1
tal in settling some prime principles in re
gard to the liability of' executors and ad
ministrators, and the mode of their account
ing. In the case of Dalrymple vs. Lofton
(2 McMullen, Law Rep., 112) he procured
valuable principles to be laid down in con
nection with the offence and the action of
slander. In tho case of C.ldwell vs. Wil
son (2 Speer's Law Rep.) he succeeded in <
establishing important rules in reference to
gifts of chattels, and the effect of con
tinued possession in the donor. He was
associated in the defence, and obtained a
decree, in Welch vs. Kinard (1 Speer, Eq , f
250,) on tihe subject of a gift of a chattel by t
deed, to take effect in futuro. This de I
cision was afterwards overruled in Jaggers
vs. Estes, reported in 2 Strob. Eq., 343;
but one may well doubt the propriety of
the latter judgment. Col. Fair gained the
ease of Brown vs. Cialdwell, (i Spoor Eq.,
322), a leading case upon the question of
whut provisionsa in the will shall of them-1
selves exclude dower. - 1
Col. Fair and Thomas H. Pope, E4q, i
formed a copartnership abodt 18-33, which I
continued until 18;as, when the latter was
elected Commniissioner in. quity. During
that period, it is imposs.ible to say what
part either one of thiem performied ini their
cases. No) doubt, however, each bore his 1
share of the labor, each contributed to tl.eir
triumphs, each deserves his half of our ap- s
Col. Fair was engaged in the tase of
Kinard vs. Young, (2 Rich, Eq. 24T, a vetry
important case in regard to the rank ofa
miortgages among the debts of a deceased
person. He obtained a decree f'romn Chan- y
cellor Johnstone, on the circuit-whici was, (
however, reversed upon thmis point, by the 1
Court of Appeals. I make bold, neverthe.
less, to say, that the Chancellor's reasoni-vg
has never been answered ; and the (Jourt.
of Appeals subsequently really acekno w- -
edged and etndorsed it by their decision iu
the case of WVilson vs. McConnel, reported
in IX Richardson's Equity.
Col. Fair was elected Solicitor of the
Middle Circuit in 1846, and continued in
that office until October 1808-a period of Y
nearly twenty-two years. In-this office lie a
was eminently successful in his prosecu
tions, eminently punctual and industrious,
eniinently just and conscientious. lie car
ried out perfectly tL.e design of the office: a
lhe prosecuted every real criminal with skill F
andi energy, no matter wh3t his wealth, f
descent, or social sank, yet e*xteiided all
the liberality to the accused which the
frailty of human nature could reasonably
demand. Of the great number of cases
which lie nmanaged, I may be permitted to
The ease of The State vs. Brown, (3
Strob. Law, 508,) called forth what was
thetn a leading decision on the organization
of juries in criminal trials, and what is still I
a leading decision on the competency of anr
accomplice to testify against his fellow
The case of the State vs. Bon en, whrich
ho successfully prosecuted against a master
for iiot providing his slaves with 'proper
food and clothing, and that of The State vs.
Boozer and others, by which lhe enforced
the laws against patrols improperly dis
turbing slavesat an entertainment, have this
importance, that they show, despite the
slanders of our enemies, that we had laws
which jealously protected *our bounmen,
and that in Simeon Fair we had an ofmier,
who, in the face of all personal opposion,
haud the laws carried out in favor of that
humble class. (
Of the inany cases which lie conducted
in his lat.cr years I need not. speak-partlyf
because they are so fresh in the minds of I
many persons here, and partly because I
I might, in so me instances, touch a wound (
which would excite feelings other than those
thie sadness and solemnity of this occasioni
lie was an excellent lawyer. He pro
pared his pleadings with great skill and ac
curacy. Hei collected every fact at all ha
portant to his case. lie possessed himself,
before argument, of every available statute
arid decision upon his points, lie examin
ed a witness with rare ingenuity-some.
times, indeed, forcing from him, with great &i
displav of wrath, what lhe was reluctant to
testify, but usually conciliating him and
gently-alim osat imperceptibly-draw ing
from hinm what was needed in the cause. Hie
was no rhetorician, gilding or blackening
the facts with the lines of his own imagin a- 'I
tion,, and stealing men'sa~ hearts, to the
blinding of their judgmnents. He seized the
one or two real issues in the case, and
spoke right to them, regardless of the
snares and quibbles set by an adversary to
ergtrap himi. He construed the evidence, t
lie unfolded the law, he appealed- to the r
comnmon sense and common justice of men. t
Anid be seldom failed. His mremory was -t
astonishingly accurate and retentive, his I
apipreciation of legal principles most thor-t
ough, and his discrimination of statutes and d
decisionis almost .unequalled, lHe was every ii
inch a lawyer ; and he loved his profession j
with his whole soul. For neam ly fifty ve-ars
lie toiled with abnmost iincessatit energy ;- 2
~in healthi anid mi sich ,es, in :niuentce and
1 -11t f %. a r; i I I- i in 4 :4 morp iis
li!-'c1 , I lim:d ste.dily and
1ilitly, .1.l dealh !ounil him, as ie said
ioild, "with har:iwss oil his back."
ave known him when stretched upon a
ed of .icknesp, to be laborion.Aly employed
Ethe preparation of' a case ; and on one
ecasion, I knew him to struggle out of
ed, travel a hundred wiles in the lost in
lement weather, and then, though b riely
ble to stand upon his feet, engage in due
f the most delicate and difficult trials I
ver witiessed. But the intricauv and
erioustiess tf the case seemed to warm him
ito new life. lie followed the mass of
?stiionv from first to last, lie caught
very point of his able opponent's seven
our argument, and in his own reply of two
wo hours length, construed the evidence,
nfolded the great principles of law in
olved, and fortified every foot of ground
7ihi the decisions of the masters of Equity,
oth in England and in America. And
his was a cause in which, from to first to
ISt, lie posiively refused to accept even a
Col. Fair's political careei requires but a
rief description at my hands. lie was a
)emocrat of the true Jefferson and Calhoun
chool-a friend of the Union so long as his
tate had her rights in it, but giving his first
llegiance to his State. He was not a sepa
ate-State-action man in 1850 and 1851;
ut he was a Secessionist iu 1860, and as a
elegate from this District he signed the
)rdinance of Secession. After the war, his
ourse, although not quite successful, was as
vise a one as seemed pos:ible under the
:ircumstances. He was the great conserva
or of the County-preserving as far as possi
de the ancient tone of our society, protecting
is as much as one could from the aggressions
f our adversaries, yet preventing undue
,iolence on the part of a well nigh desperate
lass. In these efforts he was nobly con
picuous in thle Reform Movement in 1870,
ud the Presidential campaign in 1872. And
believe I state but the naked truth when I
ay, that although his conduct.was not uni
ersally appreciated, it commanded the af
uction and confidtuce of his own party, and
vrung a reluctant tribute even from those
vhose incendiary tehcimes he baffled.
We should be chary of the epithet, but I
hink, upon a review of his life, we may
afely say he was a good man. lie was a
4hilanthropizt in the noblest sense of the
arm. He was knd and amiable, he was
ust and generous, lie was honest and true.
to mam but the evil doer need fear him, for
rhile he was
'Lofty and sour to them that loved him
'To those men that sought him" he was
"sweet as summer."
We loved and honored him while lie lived
-how shall we adequately exprc our grief
,t his loss:
0, gbod grey head which all men knew,
0. voice from which their omens all men
0. iron nerve to true occasion true,
, fallen at length that tower of strength
Which stood foursquare to ill the winds
I do not say that o..r loss is irreparable
do not say that, even in our generation, we
hall not look upon his like again: for surely
e who of the stone.,.is able to raise up chil
ren unto Abraham, can, of the noble mate
al in this people, rear us another equal to
im we here lament. But, for the present,
must say, that we are in some seise an
rphaued community-beroaved of our head
nd leader, and knowing not if his mantle
hall descend OIL any one of us.
Let me have great matter of consolation,
ven in these first hours of our affliction; and
ur predominant feeling should be one of
For his sake we should be thankful, that
e enjoyed so long and happy a life, that he
equired honor and the affection of his peo
Ile, that he enjoyed all the pleasures of
riendship and those of domestle life, and
hat lie had the felicity-enough to make his
ony death-bed a place of cmfort and re
ose-the inexpressible felicity of knowing,
a his hitst hours, that he had served his
Imily and his friends, that he had served
is country, that he had befriended the poor,
be friendless, the widow and the orphan!
And for ourselves we should he thankful,
hat we for so long a period enjoyed his ser
ices and his society, and that now, and
cnceforth, although his visible, mortal form
;taken from us, we have his example be
3re us. to guide, admonish, to strengthen
nd to comfort us all the days of our life!
Dren, in Newberry County, August 30th,
B73, of Billions Remittent Fever, little Jo0
Era AsnDEsoN, son of T. 13. and Kate A.
EITZsE~Y, aged two years, four months and
DIED, in Newberry Co., on the 21st of
ugust, HATTIE ID.t, infant daughter of
as. W. and Emma IIiRBEItT, aged 3 months
ud 14 days.
Another unfolded bud severed from the
arent stem, to bloom in everlasting glory.
-ad gatve, and God hath taken away, blessed
e is name.
Nilew R .7PisceMlaneous.
"\fany mien of many uminds,
Many Birds of many sorts."
Just so is MA R SHfALL'S Stock, anything
on want to buy ask at his store for it, atnd
ine times out of ten lie has it.
Another lot of those cheap, but good Se
ars, just received. Also, a fresh lot of
lour, Bacotn, Soap, Sod-t, Pepper. Also,
esh atid nice fancy amnd plaini Cakes.
Many Candies of manty flavors,
Come aiid buy themi for the babies.
Se p. 10, 36-lt.
All persons holding demands against the
state of Col. Simecon Fair, deceased, are
r:quested to present the same forthwith at
ested as recluired by law, to Y. J. Pope, at
Fewberry, S. G., and all those indebted to
aid Estate will make paymetnt of the same
yeither of the undiersignied.
PETTUS-W. CHICK, .Eeuo.
Y. J. POPE, Exctos
Sep. 10, 36-t.
n Comnion Pleas-Newberry.--Mary A.
Ia:ck vs. D. D. Holly.
Byv virtue of an excution to m'e directed,
will sell on the First Mondaly in October
ext, a:, Newberry (;. II., S. C., the follow
ig Real Estate, helonging to D. D. llolly:
ne lot in the town of Frog Level, situated
car the G. & C, Rt. R. Dimensions sixty
~et square, One other Lot adjoitiig first
)t and runniing sixty feet along the tot be
)tgitng to G. & C. iR. Rt. Company. .Terms
ash. J. J. G A RRINGTON,S. N. C.
Sep. 10, 36-4C.
N PROBATE COURT,
alrie E. F-iinney atnd husband, l'
J1. W. Finney, Elizabeth A- I
dair and thus and,Jas. Adair, -
ohn P. Little, 'Thomas Little,IPtto
Margaret Little and husband fo
M. Y. Little, Emma Glenin Priin
anid husband, David Glenn,
Jas. Little and Djavid Little,
o John P. Little, Thomas Little and
Margaret Little, wife of.M. M. Little, leg
al heirs and represetntatives of Thomas
Little, dee'd who died intestate and dev
isees of Thomas Craig, dee'd.-Greeting :
YOU ate hereby required t-> appear at
ie Court of Probate to be holden at Lau
mns Court House, for Lauren3 County on
~e 31st day of October next, A. D. 1873,
show cause, if atny you can, why the
cal Estatc of Thomas Little, atnd also the
act of land bequeathed by Thioas Craig,
ce'd, to the parties to this petition on fule
my office should not be divided or sold
ir partition amid division.
Givetinuder miy hand anud seal, this the
d of day keptembecr, 187:3.
C. L A RI, Judge of Probate.
NEWBERRY, S. C., Sep t. sth, 1873.
NOTICE is hereby given, that application
will be made at the next Session of the Gen
eral Assembly of the State of South Caroilina,
for a change in the Charter of the Town of
New berry. Sept. 10, 36-3L
A desirable STORE ROOM on Main Street,
between Marshall's & -Phifer's.
Apply at o MRS. D. MOWER.
Sep.1 ,- -t.
WITHOUT THE KNIFE.
Dr. J. A. CLOPTON,
OF I[UNTSVILLE, ALA.,
To be found at Pool's Hotel, Newberry, du
ring the week.
HE treats with UNIVERSAL SUCCESS,
PILES, FISTULA, STRICTURE-, TU
MORS, WENS, Diseases of the KIDNEYS,
Dr. C. has made the treatment of the
above Diseases a speciality for thirty three
years, and guarantees perfect satisfaction
in the worst cases that can, be found. Ie
has the pleasure of referring to hundreds
of the medical profession who have been his
patients. Call at his rooms and see letters
from them-those of the profession. Read
letters from Messrs. Bailey and Adams, up
on whom he operated in 1862. Mr. Bailey
sent Dr. C. four of his friends on the 18th
YoRKVIL.LE. S. C., Aug. 2S, 1866.
Dr. J. A. C.orrToN-Dear sir : Tn reply
to your note, I must tmy dear sir, say to you
that if there is a man living to whom I owe
a debt of gratitude, it is youiself. When
I think of having been cured of a most
painful case of Piles with which I had suf
fered for twenty-two years, in so short a
time, it seems almost incredible. Yet it is
true. I never felt better in my life than I
do now. I have recommended all my friends
to you, and will continue to do so.
Your sincere friend,
R. J. ADAMS.
[Mr. Adams was his patient in 1862.]
GfnUNwooo, S. C., Oct. 1, 1t;6.
Dr. J. A. Gr.orro., Huntsville, Ala.
DEAR Sin: Since your operation it 162, I
have had no symptoms of. Piles. Not only
relieved of that, but my general health has
much improved. I gained twelve pounds
in three weeks after I recovered from the
operation, which gain in weight I have still
I invariably advise any one I see with
Piles to go to you and have them taken off.
My life was saved by the operation. I
could not have lived in the situation I was
in before the operation. My general health
is better now than for years before.
I amt, my dear sir, your humble but much
benefitted and obedient servant,
[Mr. Bailey sent four of his-friends to Dr.
C. in Greenwood on the ISat instant.]
Sep. 10, 36-1t.
Undor this head, advertisements of 5 lines
or ILess will be inserted for 50 cts. each in
sertion-cash in advance. Count eight
words to the~ line-enclose the amount, and
send in a notice of whtat is wanted.
WANTED, a few more cash sutbscribers
to the HEnr.AI.. Every man ini the County
should take it. Sep. 3, 35-2t.
WANTED, every mn, or woman indebt.
ed to us, in anyv way, shape or form, to set:
tIe as soon as possibhe. Let us have a part
of-the first m,oneyv which, comes in.
Sep. 3, :;5--t.' , ED. HERALD.
WVANTED), finally, all persotns who have
anty watnts, to take the above as' samples,
and give thteitr wants publicity.
Sep. 3, 35-2t.
I respectfttlly announce thtat from antd
aftar this date, htat inig mitade a reduction
in prices, I will contdttct A STRICTLY
CASH BUSINESS. No goods will there
fore be delivered unless psaid for.
T. P. ABRAMS.
TO THE- PUBLIC.
Having beent employed by Mr. T. P.
Abramns to conduct the above business, I
take this means of informing my frieunds
and th'e p)ublic generally, of the facet, antd to
respectfully solicit a share of thteir patron
ege. J. E. BROWN.
Sep. 3, 35-Im.
ONCE MORE TO THE FRONT
BEST OF MEATS.
I take pleasure in stating to my old cus
tomers and the public generally, that I
have restutmed the btusiness of Buteheritng,
anid can be foutnd from thtis time at thte
Market House, prepared to supply all de
matnds in the nmeat litte.
Thankful for past favors, I respectfully
solicit a generous return of old customers,
together with many tnew ones, and it shtall
be my aim to satisfy all wants itt quality or
cot. J. M. SILL.
VALUABLE L A ND S
Will beo sold ott Sale-day itn Novetmber
next, at Anderson C. U.,.if not disposed of
at private sale, thtat VALUAULE FA~Mi,
known as HARRIISBURG, lyitng on Seneca
River attd both sides of Conneross Creek
at its mouth, con,tatiin. 517 ACItES, more
or less--ote half low grunds.
Also, a smtall "arm, ttear 1Pendleton Vil
lage, w~ell improved, cotntainting 118 A CRES,
mtore or- less-a,bout ~oacres bottom land.
For further particulars, apply to DR.
MAXW ELL, at Penudleton, S. C., or to
CRAYTON & SONS, Anderson, S. C.
Sepa :J-10, & 0cC t1-8-: 5-4t.
Worth and Beauty.
WOOD'S HOUSEHOL.D MAGAZINE
AND fHlE CHOMO
Having control of the magnificent OIr,
Cunoxo, YO) SEMITE, we are able to offer a
combination of literary and artistic work of
genuine worth, and at prices unprecedented.
This fine copy of a piece of Nature's grand
est work, is not presented in the usual limited
style--its dimensions, 14x20, making a pic
ture of very desirable size, in itself
AN ORNAMENT. TO THE ROOM
graced by its presence.
But few copies of this beautiful Chromo
wilt be allowed to go to the retail stores, and
those will be sold at their
Actual Retail Price, $6.00,
while if ordered in conneetion with our Maga
zinc, both will be farnished for
As a Premium thte picture may be obtained
by sending us two subscriptions for the Mug
azine at $1.00 each, or by subscribing for the
Matgazitne two years in advance, at $1.00 per
WOOD'S HOUSELHOLD) MAGAZINE.
Newburgh. N. Y.
. B. SIUTTT: Publisher. Sep 3, 35-t:
The MALF Ai 'ADIMY will (PEN for
the FALL 8F.SS1ON, MUNDAY, bth- FEP
The FEMALE ACADEMY on THURS
DAY, 18th SEPTEMBER.
These Academies are under the direction
of able and experienced Teachers, and are
tordially commended to the citizens of the
Town and County, us worthy of their sup
port. Terms as heretofore.
By order of Board of Trustees.
L. J. JONES, Chair. Board.
S. P. BoozER, Se('y & Treas.
Aug. 27, 34--3.
Progressive Age copy.
Fifteenth Year Opens Oct. 6th.
Tuition 20 a Session.
Board $15 per month, including fuel and
Send for a Catalogue.
J. I. BONNER,
Aug. 27, 34-2m. Due West, S. C.
.. P. PIFER, A. M., Principal.
Miss FANNIE LEAVELL,: Assistant.
Prof. F. WERBER, : usical Dep't.
The NEXT SESSION of this SCHOOL
will begin on 18th SEPTEMBER, 1873.
As far as the practi.l duties of life are
concerned as thorough an education can be
obtained at this School as at any Female
Seminary in the State.
Tuition from $12.50 to $22.50 per Session.
Paid in advance or satisfactorily secured.
Boarding can be obtained at a moderate
For particulars, inquire of S. P. BOOZER,
Sec. B'd., or of
A. P. PIFER, Principal.
Aug. 6, 31-tf.
illiamsIon Female College,
WILLIAMSTON, S. C.
THE TUIRD COLLEGIATE YEAR U ILL
BEGIN OCT. 6, 1673, AND CLOSE JULY
The Institution claims a fair share of pa
tronage on the folloa ing grounds:-Expe
rienced and Competent Faculty ; Course
extensive, in independent departments;
High Standard of Scholarship; Unusual in
ducements to study; Due attention to man
ners, morals, and physical comfort; Domes
tic arrangements like a well governed
home; Pure, wholesome air and water;
The Celebrated Mineral Spring; Con
venience of access: Freedom from the in
terruptions inseparable from large towns;
Building convenient and commodious;
Chapel ample for any occasion ; Furniture
new ; Musical Instruments excellent and in
order; No debt ; No sectarian influence;
No State control.1
RATES FoR 20 WEEKS--iN ADvaNcE:
Boatrd, exclusive of washing and lights,
$70.00; Regular Tuition, $10.00 to $25.00;
To Ministers' daughters, f ree ; Instrumental
Music, $20.00 ; Latin, Greek, French, and
Vocal Mus:ic, Gratis.
REV. SAMI'EL LANDER A. M.,
Aug. ti, *il-Sm. President.
And study in the great Metropolis of the
Missinippi Valley and find employment.
ST. LOUIS, MO.,
Established 14 Years!
And has furnished more business men to
graduate than ten other similar ins' .utions.
To Young Men Seeking Em
We uaaneeto procure situations on comn- 4
pletion of course, or refund . entire fees.
Reference to Students froin Texas, Louis
iana, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama
Send for Circulua of this GREAT BUSI
NESS SCHIOOL, to
TIHOS. A. RICE, Pres.,
- 210 and 212 N. 4th St.
July 30, '73-20- ly.
THE STATE OF SOUTH CARO
LINA-OUNTY OF NEWiWER
RiY.--CouilT OF C'OMMox PLEAS.
Catharine U- Boyce, Plaintiff,)
John L. Cannon, Sallie S. Can- Summons
no::, Louisa Senn:, (the wife }- for
of George W. Senn,) Mollie Relief.
J. Cannon, and Mattie Can
non, Defendants. j
To the' Defendants, John L. Cannon, Sallie
S. Cannon, Louisa Senn, (the wife of
George W. Senn,) Mollie J. Cannon, and
You are he'reby siunmoned and recquired
to answer the ccmplaint in this action, of
which a copy is herewith served upon you,
and to serve a copy of your answer to the
said Complaint on the subscribers at their
Office, at Newberrv, South Carolina, with in
twenty days after the Service hereof, excl
sive of the diy of such serviee; and if you
fail to answer the Complaint within ihe
time aforesaid, the Plaintiff in this action
will apply to the Court for thre rel:cf de
manded in the Complaint.
Dated, 6th August, 1873, 7
Newberry, S. C. 5
BA XTER & JOHNSTONE,
To John L. Cannon, Defendant:
Take notice that, by order of the Court,.
you are made a party herein, by publications
of the foregoing summons for six weeks,.
and by mailing to your address a copy of
the Complaint in this action.
BAXTER & JOHNSTONE,
Newberry C. I., S. C.,
20th August, 1873. 5 33-sc.. -
Interesting to AUl.
My term of office havmng expired, I re
rpectfully notify all persons who had liens,
leeds or nmort;.ag:a recorded during my
.ermr of offic -, to call 0: Messrs. & Jones
Jones, who, will deliver the same.
Nov 27 .S-tf 'ILIS uM L AK.
DI-Y Goods X . P1141ery.
CtUl NG OUT SALES
Oly Goods Estalihmeni
Re C, SilVER & 0,,
Newberry C. H.,
To Make Room for Our
PILL AND WINER STOCK,
Bayers wvill find it to their intereit to
call and -
Examine Our Goods and Prices
Before making their purchases elsewhere.
And a Better Stock to Make
Your Selections From
Than You Will Find
BOOT, SH0E AM) HAT
IS UP TO THE STANDARD,
-As to Prices and Quality
IT DEF 00MPETITI0N!
R. C. SHIVER & CO.
A ug. 20, ?,;-tf.
C. F. JACKSON,
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
AVI REMOVE F,OUR DOORS
ToB h ulli i nt store in Mr. Jaeob's New
At UNLSUALLY LQW PRICES. Call and
,(GENTrs' FURNISHING GOODS,
FANCY A RTICLES, Etc., Etc.
gas 10 i~ Sn 0'etCuters offer bar
May 28, 21--tf.
MIL LIN ERY
Silk and Straw Goods,
Now open at
Mrs. D. MOWER'S,
UNDER HERALI) OFFICE.