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During tho month of June, 14,000
- emigrants reached New York. For
the same -month last year, the number
Captain N. Ch'istensen. of Beau
fort, has over 200 young eucalyptus
,rees gring, which he proposes to
donate to the town, to be planted as
John C. Zimmerman, one of the
oldest and best citizens of Spartan
burg, died suddenly of heart disease
on Friday night last. His age was
aboutsoeiety, but he seemed to be so
well preserved that his friends were
greatly shocked by his sudden death
The'cashier of the Barre national
bank, Montpelier, Vt., was aroused at
midnight by four men, who gagged
the family, and took the cashier, gag
gnd adhandcuffed and with a rope
around his neck, to the bank. At 9
o elock the robbers abandoned the
Tbe Nashville Union and Ameri
can says: "So hopelessly muddled
are the financial affairs at Memphis
tbat the city attorney has resigned in
despaii, and has notified the courts
that he will not appear for the corpo
riMon in any of the almost innumera
ble suits now pending against it."
A special despatch to the Phenix
5rom-Augusta, says : The warehouse
of the Langley Cotton Factory, con
- aining600 bales of cotton and 200
bales- of goods, was struck by light
ming, burning it down. The pumps
barsted and assistance is urgently re
quired. Three ergines were taken on
speeial trains. Numbers of stock
holders left by accommodation train.
.Wires down. Heavy rains over this
The Griffin (Ga.) Nlews and the
Griffin Semi- Weekly Messenger have
consolidated, and will be conducted
-under tbe business management of
Col. J. D. Alexander, -while Judge
Pitt M. Brown will conduct the edito
rial department. We wish our old
friends great success,'and congratulate
- them on, the combination. The News
and.Messenger will be a favorite pa
-perwith thousands of Georgians.
The 'story of the great floods in
France is rendered more terrible by
every successive account. One report
iates that more than 100,000 people
have been made homeless and desti
tute by this swift and widespread
calamity. Throughout France great
effortw are being made to help the suf
ferers, and' all Europe will probably
aVre in the good work. In regard to
the late disasters, it is perhaps some
consolation that the overflow of river
wQ-aks, as illustrated by the Nile and
1bm~Mississippi, is usually succeeded
Sby seasens of extraordinary fertility.
ifthis should prove to be the case
ith the great freshets in France avd
'Bohemia, it may at least prove ' the
prevention of future famine there.
At the celebration at HIillsdale, near
Washington, on Monday, by the col
ored people, there was a new declara
ton and Frederick Douglass being in
aceordieoncerning the duty of their
- race. '.Their remarks were frequently
applauded by their many listeners.
1rederick Douglass declared the inde
pendence of the colored race from their
pretended white friends, who, he said,
have injured more than they have
helped the black man. Professor
Laugston, in a similar strain, remark
ed he was there to declare his inde
pendence for all who were his followers.
"The. time is come," he continued,
"when we must throw off this yoke of
oppression and stand up for our rights
-as free men. The signs of the times
demand that we shall prove our fitness
,for all the duties of citizenship. The
hour is come when we mnust manage
-- our own institutions. If we have col
ored churches, then give us colored
preachers; if we have colored banks,
we must have colored bankers; if we
have colored colleges, we demand that
we have our own officers. We have
played the second fiddle too long ; we
want-we must have-a change for
A FREE HORSE AT REsT.--During
the pioneer days of Ionia, Mich., the
town'had an editor, who was patient
and long suffering. Some of the wem
bers of the church got him to give $20
toward securing a minister: then they
wanted their religious notices inserted
free; then he was asked for $25 to
ward jhelping to build a parsonage,
and hie finally .found he was giving
the church more than he gave his
family. ~He nevertheless "hung on"
for a time longer, until one evening
he went to prayer meeting and was
asked to leave his office for a week and
go and help clear the grounds for a
camp meeting. That was the last
straw, and he arose up and said :
"Gentlemen, I'd like to go to Leaven
with you. I know you all. You are
clever and obliging, and kind and ten
der, and it would be nice for us all, as
a congregation, to go in together; but
I've concluded to leave you and dodge
in along with somebody from Detroit,
Lapeer or Grand Rapids. It's money,
money, all the time, and I've given
this church until, if my wife should
die, she'd have to go to heaven bare
footed." The.congregation seemed to
realize that a free horse was being
rode, to death. Tfhey let up on the
editor and pacified him. lie even
had a special tent assigned him at the
camp meeting, and all was well.
MEs. MATFIELD's HAPrY HOME for July
opens with cbsj$er XiI ,ot Rule or M%isrule;
the White Man or Black, which is followed
by a full and interesting table of contents.
We commend this popular magazinie .to the
rending public, the price of which is only
S3, with an engraving, the Crown of Glory.
Send $3.25, to cover postage on magazime
and engraving, to Mayfield's HaIppy Home,
361 Main St., Memphis, Tenn.
TiFn RURAL CAnoL.miis for duly is up to
time and is full of good things. It is ay
edited and always gives a table of contents
of suffieient variety and excellence,as to
please all of its many readers. Subscrnbe for
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by sending $2 to Walker, Evans & Cogs
well, Chrieston, S. C.
THE SOUTERYCULTIVATOR-, edited and
7- published by W. L. Jones, A:theus, Ga., $2
pr annum, the July number of' which is re
~- n~VNL i~ wofll~v the m~trofla~tC of the fiartn
TOS. F. GRENEKER. EDITOR.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 14 1875.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fam
ily Newspaper. devoted to the material in
terests of the people of this county and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium ofrers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
Death of the Rev. Thomas Her
Our community was shocked with
the announcement on Thursday last of
the death of this Christian gentleman,
which sad event took place at his resi
deuce in Greenwood on the 8th inst.,
after an illness of two weeks. Mr.
Pope was born in Newberry County,
and was but 36 years of age, and
though young, was ripe in Christian
graces and scholarship. He had been
pastor of the Baptist denomination in
Greenwood for four years, and had the
charge of three churches, one of which
-that in the town-was built through
his instrumentality. His remains were
brought home on Saturday last in
charge of a committee of citizens of
Greenwood and of the Masonic frater
nity, of which body he was an honored
member, and were received by a large
cortege of citizens and members of
Amity Lodge, A. F. M., and conveyed
to Rosemont Cemetery for interment in
the family burial ground. The friends
and relatives of the deceased have the
mournful satisfaction of knowing that
during his entire sickness his charge
and the people of Greenwood generally
bestowed every possible care and kind
attention upon him, and that after his
death and during the funeral services,
every business house in the town was
closed in token of respectful sympathy.
Our warmest sympathies are extended
to the afflicted family.
The Agony is Over.
That is, the trial, but how long the
effects of the monstrous scandal-we
allude to the Beecher-Tilton affair
will be felt it is impossible to predict.
Untold evils will follow in its wake,
and better had it been that 'all the
parties interested had been swept into
and swallowed up in the sea rather
than the public should have been
inflicted with so much grossness.' We
lave carefully avoided polluting our
columns with a rehearsal of any por
tion of the disgraceful proceedings,
and only refer to it now to show our
sense of relief that the trial is ended.
It makes no difference what the result,
whether the Plymouth saint (?) has
not been found guilty or whether he
has-it remains just the same as at
the beginning, and it were better the
whole befouled party had not been
born, that a disgrace which has no
parallel in history could have been
saved the country. We don't believe
it would have been tolerated at the
South, the tone of society is too re
fined, and the lack of that sensational
element upon which it lived and grew
strong at the North would have
killed it long ago. Decent people
can draw a long breath of relief and
no.longer fear being bored and shocked
by a recital of the abominable pro
ceedings. Beecher's skirts have been
cleared and his congregation are happy
-so happy that they have raised his
The trial came to an end on Friday,
the 2nd, the jury standing nine for
Beecher's acquittal and three for con
vition. We sincerely hope that this
is the last act in the filthy drama.
The Fourth of July.
The daily papers of the past few
days have teemed with accounts of
what was done on the fourth or rather
the fifth of July. The city of Augusta
was made the scene of the most bril
liant of the day's doings, and nobly
did her citizens in their military and
civic capacities put forth their efforts
to revive the old spirit which used to
animate our people. Columbia sent
representatives in the Richland Rifle
Club, besides many private citizens,
and so did the old city of Charleston,
and it is needless to say that they
were all gladly welcomed and royally
entertained. Atlanta also did her best
to celebrate the National holiday. We
are pleased to see that the efforts just
made to revive the old spirit have been
successful. and that Georgia and South
Carolina have taken the lead. The
Fourth of July used to be to us the
biggest and brightest and liveliest day
in the year-and in no place was it
celebrated with more spirit than in old
Charleston, and we hail the first cele
bration of the day here since the war
as a bright omen. Besides this we
eed a few public gala days, in which
be people can throw off dull care and
hard business, and unite together in
Trhe Cuia Phc>nix and Union
Department or Agieulture.
From the monthly report of the De
partnient of Agriculture, we gather as
to the crop returns to June, for such
portions of South Carolina as heard
from, as follows :
Wheat-Laurens: Weather favor
able for wheat. Lexington: Some
what injured by late frosts and rust.
Edgefield : Unusually fine.
Cotton-Georgetown: Good stand,
and growing. Orangeburg : Two or
three weeks late. Edgefield : Indif
ferent stand, but, according to an old
adage, half a stand will yield a full
crop. Greenville : Last year the rule
was, "cotton-fields and corn-patches ;"
this year, "corn-fields an<i cotton
ipatches." Union : A remarkably wet
and cold spring seriously retarded the
planting and growth, rendering it
"possum-eared;" now suffering for
rain ; stand generally good, but defi
cient in all red lands. Newberry:
Stand generally good, but two weeks
backward. Barnwell: More proniis
ing than usual. Laurens: Early
planted, small and dying ; late, not
yet up to a good stand. Lexington:
Late, good stand, and growing finely.
Darlington : Good stand and doing
Oats-Union: Hopeless failure,
caused by drought. Newberry: Un
usually promising. Edgefield : Unu
The averages for condition in the
winter wheat district beyond the Alle
ghanies, are as follows: West Virgin
ia, 60; Kentucky, 81; Ohio, 57;
Michigan, 80; Indiana, 71; Illinois,
64; Missouri, 55; Kansas, 97. In
the Gulf States the wheat is a positive
Going north on the Atlantic coast,
the high condition of winter grain be
comes gradually reduced, State by
State, until Maryland is reached.
Pennsylvania, by its good culture and
use of the drill, maintains a higher
condition than Maryland. New York
succumbs to the severity of winter's
frosts, and reports a prospect for scarce
ly more than half a crop.
The condition of spring wheat is
higher, but is scarcely a full average,
except in Texas, Michigan and Ne
braska. In the Western States the
percentages are as follows : Illinois,
91; Wisconsin, 94; Minnesota, 99;
Iowa, 97 ; Missouri, 57 ; Kansas, 97;
The prospect in California, which
was darkened at the last report by the
drying winds and absence of the latter
rains,.has improved somewhat in cer
tain sections from the influence of at
mospheric moisture in fogs or dews ;
yet the injury from drought will ma
terially reduce the expected yield.
The average condition of winter and
spring combined is 80 per cent. for
the whole country.
The maximum June condition of
cotton is as follows: North Carolina,
92; South Carolina, 97; Georgia, 91;
Florida, 94; Alabama, 101; Missis
sippi, 100 ; Louisiana, 95; Texas, 96;
Arkansas, 90 ; Tennessee, 99.
An interesting fact is shown in the
gives the area planted in States and
Counties enumerated, and the number
of acres to the bale :
States. ties. Bales. Acres. to the
N orth Carolina 12j 0422242 28
South Carolina 9 82917.77 31
Georgia........ 4119,it7,87 35
Florida.........61 753 771 38
Alabama ... 13 25424,04 39
Mississippi:.... 12!15203806 292
Louisiana.. 6 5,012,6 29
Texas.......I 38397214,05 .8
Tennesse 1'2,254J94 3.27
Tennessaee... fro 25,65err3,93 viz:
In. Oscr brilntion Buford whose
essay, the second on the progamme,
was, The Middle Station of Life ; and
Mr. D. Charlton Lake, who gave Peb
bles from the Ocean of Truth. There
were eighteen graduates, and conse
quently only general mention is made
of the manner in which the young
gentlemen acquitted themselves-and
the verdict was good. Sixteen of the
number received the title of A. B.,
two that of B. S. We are pleased to
add that the President, in announcing
the honors of the institution, in which
he paid deserved tributes of praise to
the punctuality and studious habits of
the young men of the college, men
tioned, among those deserving especial
consideration, Mr. Oscar Milton Buz
hardt, who had been absent from no
single college duty during his four
years' connection with it.
We are pleased to notice that the
Glenn's Spring Hotel is rapidly filling
up. Sixty-eight arrivals being an
nounced the past week. The first hop
of the season will come off on the 20th
inst. We understand that nearly all
of the rooms are already engaged, so
we may hope ere the season is much
farther advanced to hear of, if not see,
a large crowd assembled there enjoying
the good cheer of Mr. Gorman, and
drinking in rejuvenation and strength
from the famous Spring. We are
glad to hear that the genial and ac
commodating Gadsden is in charge.
Ph~ t~lo~ranh announces that Fer
The initial number of the .Mational
Protestant, an elegant sixteen page
journal, is before us, and we pronounce
it a splendid specimen of typographical
art. It is devoted to the maintenance
of Protestant supremacy, and will
wage war against the Roman hierachy.
Its managing editor, Wm. H. Van
Nortwick, shows that he has the
ability to make the Protestant a pillar
of strength, and at the same time a
paper of general interest. It is pub
lished at the exceedingly low price of
$1 a year, at which no one but the
publishers can complain. Subscrip
tions must be sent to the National
Protestant, 67 Liberty St., New York.
The number of persons killed and
wounded, as reported by one paper in
one day of last week is as follows:
Twelve persons were.killed and twenty
six wounded by a collision of passen
ger trains on the South Side Railroad,
N. J. Ten persons, five ladies and
five gentlemen, were drowned near
Fortress Monroe by a steamer running
into the vessel on which were the un
fortunate people. Two men were
killed by lightning at Nyack, N. J., in
a thunder storm. And last, seven
persons bathing in Fall River, Mass.,
joined hands and walked into deep
water, when six of them were drowned.
One of the most cheering signs of
the times is the announcement that
the Executive Committee of the Geor
gia Grangers have resolved to recom
mend the planting of less cotton and
more grain in the future.
We sincerely hope that an example
which promises so -much will be fol
lowed by the Grangers of South Caro
lina and all of the Cotton States. Less
cotton and more grain will restilt in
the prosperity of the whole country,
and we believe that the idea is largely
taking hold of the minds of the
Read what a correspondent, who has
.been stopping with Calnan & Roath,
says of their house:
One of the prominent features of
Greenville is that splendid hotel, the
Mansion House. Its arrangements are
as complete as any in the country. The
gentlemen who purchased this building
n January last determined to make it
one of the first hotels in the State, and
to furnish it with every appliance either
for comfort or luxury. This has required
an outlay of sixty thousand dollars; but
this amount has been judiciously ex
pended, as is indicated by the luxury
which marks all the appointments.
Every luxury which the markets afford
is procured to satisfy the palates of the
epicurean guests, while the bill of fare
at all times presents a choice and varied
assortment of viands calculated to tempt
the weak appetite of the invalid.
Senator C. D. Hayne, as comumis
sioner of elections for the County of
Aiken, accused of fraud and corrup
tion has been discharged, because the
letter of the law had not been violated.
Henry Sparnick, probate judge of the
same county, arrested for fraudulent
use of three thousand dollars belong
ing to the estate of James Marly, has
been bailed in a like sum.
New Orleans, through a resolution
of its city council, has been declared
bankrupt, and it is no longer able to
carry on the functions of government,
and at the same time pay interest on
its obligations. This calamity has
been brought about by radical misrule.
The debt is $20,000,000.
FoR THE HERALD.
M. EDYrOR.:-While the reports of
good farming and fine crops are coming
in from every direction, will you give
space in your columns for a word from
Pomaia, which place we visited not
long since. What farms we visited we
fopnd in excellent condition-having
been well worked, and present as fine
prospects for a crop-especially corn
as we have witnessed for many years.
We cannot fail to mention a specimen
of farming in 'this community. Last
year G. W. Swittenberg, living on a
part of our little farm, after raising a
fine crop of cotton, made from four
acres, corn enough to feed one mule
from gathering time up to the present,
and sold forty bushels this summer; and
he harvested this season fifty-one bush
els of wheat from three acres. His
crop this year, as well as those of J. A.
Riser, J. D. Sheeley, D. Cromer, and
others around, promise fully as well
this year as last. The crops of these
men show them to be workers. They
hire but little-and what they do they
lead and say "Come." You never find
them in the rear; and such workers are
not often in the rear in settling accounts.
Capt. E. says if he does not make one
bushel of corn he has oats enough to
eed twelve months, and if he gets a
few more rains wvill make more than
enough corn, without a bundle of oats,
to feed twelve months. These inen are
also blest with industrious, economical
wvives, who know how to manage house
hold affairs and make home what it was
intended to be. One of them says she
has one hundred and twenty-five chicks
ready for the pan, and if you, Mr. Edi
tor, had been seated with us at her
tble with six on it, "fried up brown,"
ou could not doubt her word. We
could also mention vegetables in abun
dance, but we see some of our Pomna
rans here, "sittin' on a jury," and we
fear an enumeration of these "good
things of life," of which they too have
an abundance, might induce themi to
desert their post of honor, and our town,
were a chicken squall on the streets
daws out more spectators than a
monkey show. But from the appear
ane of on -o two of these Pomarians
FOR THE HERALD. e
An "Untold Tale." to
MR. EDITOR :-There is, in the b
memory of all, the recollection of some
pleasing incident, some past occur- f
rence, which, although trivial, gives N
pleasure to the mind and admonishes o
one not to "bury the dead past." o
There are such memories, Mr. Editor, a
in the mind of your humble servant, 3
and it is one of those, which, though c
sacred (?), we will now, with your
consent, spread beiore the public gaze. t
The incident in question took place y
almost a year since,. but the recollec- i
tion of it is like wine-age adds to j,
its flavor. But to come to the point, t
i. e., our story. Our "tale" is con
cerning a trip which the writer en-'
joyed last summer, the main particu- t
lars of which are somewhat as follows: I
On a hot day of last August a party t
of ladies and other persons set out i
from somewhere in Dutch Fork on a s
pleasare trip, wild goose chase, or i
something like that, to Saluda Factory. s
Our party consisted of four young i
ladies, four "other persons" and two a
of "The Old Folks at Home," though
not home as they should have been.
(Hope they'll pardon me.) Two of I
our ladies, to call no names, are not i
altogether unknown in Newberiy. Our c
party with light hearts and heavy- J
baskets, set out at the aforesaid time t
and from the above named place, some s
in buggies, some in a carriage, and a
most unfortunately, one on horseback. r
That alas! was your humble servant. i
I know, Mr. Editor, you had already a
said : "Four into four goes once and I
nothing remains." Figures lie some
times. They did then-to my mis- t
fortune at that. Would that they had I
not ! But it's too late now. The rea- 1
son they lied then was that those two
old folks had monopolized one of the
ladies and had her hemmed up in that
hated old carriage. So you see, Mr.
Editor, I was left out in the-heat,
and was cavalier, postillion and general
water.hunter and gate-opener of the
party. Notwithstanding my misfor
tune, the party moved on through
dust and heat .until we reached the
river. Here a little, time was lost and
rest afforded in calling up our Charon,
who did not seem to heed till our
ladies lent a helping hand-tongue 1
rather. Yes, after they had fetched a
few lusty shrieks 1;he old fellow, the
very identical one deseribed by Virgil,
made his appearance "beyond the
river." We got across, too, without
producing the "magic branch," the
golden coin, or even proving that we 1
had received the rights of interment.
The old fellow is not as vigilant now
as when Virgil's hero met him. The
river crossed we soon reached the1
famous- "Sand Hills" of Lexington.
Here our horses suffered. I suppose
the poor beasts thought:1
"Pull Dick, pull - -
Ub the hill, or on the level."
But what was worse than the sand,
we got lost. We got back in our road,
however, with only a slight loss of1
time. To prevent the recurrence of
such a mishap, every individual met
was asked,-"Which way to the fae
tory ?" It was truly amusing to hear
ow harmoniously their statements
agreed-not. Everybody, however,was
askd, whether met at intervals of a
mile or twenty yards. But with all1
our inquiries we passed a mile beyond
the "turning point," and went around
and "came in at the back door." On
a plateau above the factory is situated
the little, well-shaded village of Saluda
ville. We passed through it with fly
ing colors, notwithstanding the staring,)
gazing, awe-stricken natives, who, byI
the way, are nearly all the operatives
of the factory. Through the 'village,
we had only to descend the hill, and~
-here was the factory, We halted
half-way down the hill on a level,
grassy and shady spot, and there we
set up' our tent, i. e., we unharnessed3
our horses and hitched them. Thei
spot chosen was a pleasant one. At our
feet lay the factory with all its ma
chinery in full hum, the river here
completely stopped by the damnming
handl of man, there rushing and tum
bling with impetuous force Lhrough
the narrow sluice or over the rocky
shoal, while in the distance the city
of Columbia, situated about three
miles to- the east on a hill beyond the
Congaree, finished the scene, and af
forded a very agreeable background
to the picture. We did not delay
then, as now, but "went down and
took possession of the land." After
receiving a free license to stare, we
entered the building and wandered
and wondered through its three stories,
here finding something to please, there
something to instruct; here some
thing to amuse, there something to be
admired. But who stared most-we,
or the sallow-faced guardian angels of
the machinery, we cannot now say.
We do not, Mr. Editor, intend to go 1
into the minutim, and tell you the
capacity of this factory, how many 4
spindles it runs, the size of its water
wheel or its land wheel, how many
operatives it employs or anything of
the kind. It is not our province to
give a history of the factory, but of
our trip to it. After strolling around
for some time we returned to camp,
and here, I can assure you, we had a
sumptuous meal. Mr. Editor, you
isters. Dr. Bonner then addressed his t
oster children in words of earnest love at
nd fatherly wisdom, referring beauti
blly to their sister alumna now labor- is
ng as a missionary in a distant land, fc
nd conferring upon them all the highest
konors of the Institution and his own
>aternal blessing and farewell. The
,xercises then closed with Bishop Kerr's R
prand doxology, "Praise God from G
whom all blessings flow."
On Thursday night Erskine College
-esumed the stage, to announce and
)estow the distinctions awarded by the :
-xamining Committee. The medals
vere very handsomely presented to
heir respective winners by Rev. Mr.
I must mention with great gratifica
ion the cordial and elegant hospitality
)f the citizens of Due West, and the
ipproving and sympathetic presence.of
representatives of several neighboring
wchools, and the fraternal Christian in
rcourse of brethren of various denomi
As I said, this was my first visit to
Due West; bdt, if Providence permit,it
shall not be the last,.
July 9, 1875.
FoR Tiz HzRD. a
POVERTY FIAT, July 8, 1875. 0
MR. EDITOR . Since I last wrote you
we have had fine rains, and our crops
are looking well. If the seasons con- P
tinue we will make mo'-e corn down t
ere than we have any year since the V
war. We will have to do like the rich M
man in the Scriptures-tear down our
oribs and build greater. There is some
sickness around here but no mortality.
Well, now about a little fishing-Sat
rday last some ten of us agreed to take
a Fourth of July holiday by seining on
Broad river, and to the river we went t
with two seines, and arrived about 10 r
o'clock. For two or three hours we e
slipped and stumbled over the rocks,
but got no fish. We concluded that
the finny tribe had all gone to Jalapa J
to the pic nic. We then had to cross
the boat sluice in a batteau, so coming
out of the river in the batteau, and just j
as we were about to cross, our friend,
M. R., stumbled over our empty bag 0
full of fish, and out into the river he I
wentbackwards and overhead and ears,
J. caught the pole and J. E.caught his
hat, our friend R. caught hold of the
batteau and crawled on board again.
After getting his position he, (though a
being of the Lutheran persuasion) said r
he was a Baptist now.
We also saw good crops on the river,
both corn and cotton. We are nearly
done working oar crops for this year. e
We will soon lay up in the shade and c
eat watermelons; I eat my first one on
As items are but few I now stop my
pen for this time. HAPPY.
Cox on Grant.
A FUNNY SPEECU.
Hon. S. S. ox of New York,
made a capital speech at the late a
Demoratic Convention in Columbus,
Ohio. As usual he enlivened his ad
dress with characteristic fun ! He
asked: "What has Grant not done. t
what don't he do, what does he don't a
do? [Laughter.] In summer time
where does he go away ? He goes to
Long Branch. He goes out junketing..
He goes philandering over the coun- E
try all summer. Off he goes and his
Cabinet after him, and' his chiefs of
bureaus and his clerks of bureaus fol
lowing him all through; from the
biggest whale down to the smallest
tadpole go philandering. I rode upon
a steamboat as it ran upon the Missis
sippi river many years ago, which was
called "Lively Sally." They always 8
had a string band aboard, and were U
singing-and dancing, and dancing and
singing, and fiddling, irrespective of r
any other steamboat that flew up be
fore, behind or about her ; but fiddled
away-up the side and down-the mid- t
die, give us the tune with flute and e
"That is the way they are going E
with our Federal administration
Credit Mobilier, back pay, double sal- ..
ary, jneigat Long4 Branch, In
dian treaties, third term; up the side
and down the middle, give us the tune
of fute and fiddle. [Laughter and
applause. ~ a
"I heard the other day when I was
up in Connecticut a friend of mine a
make a speech, in which he illustrated a
this by a story. He said if Grant was a
not nominated by the Republicans he ~
wald burst the party, and if he was
nominated the people would burst .
him and the party, and said that it
reminded him of an old Baptist.
preacher out in one of the Territories
in old times. He took his text to
preach from, some place in the Bible.
-I cannot tell where, you read it C
through and find it, it won't hurt you, i
as Dr. Old used to say-he took a text a
which ran in this way : "Once in a
in grace always in grace, for your feet '
shall be as hen's feet." [Laughter.]
"'Now, brethren,' said he, 'as you
know the peculiarity of hens' feet
they have three toes in front and one
in the rear, so it can never slip up
backward-once in grace always in
grace, for your feet shall be. as hens'
feet.' [Renewed laughter.]
"I heard of a fellow who went out
coonhunting the other day and brought 1
down a good fat coon. He skinned it
and thought he would sell the skin. 3
He took it to the fur.man in town,
but he said he didn't want it; that it
was the wrong season of the year. The ~
fellow told him that it was a good skin;
but no doubt he didn't want it. 'But,' si
said he, 'I have .put a good deal of I
labor on that skin, and I will let you
have it at half price.' 'I don't want
it at any price,' said he. 'Well, -
stranger,' replied the coon hunter, 'I
know you don't, but it is a good skin,
and you may take it,' said he. 'I will
not give it store-roorn.' The fellow,
who had on an overcoat, put it in his
pocket loose and started down town,
determined to lose it. He had not
gne far until he found it was gone,
.jnA folt tunA that he had ~ot rid of it. ~
ream and soda water, we were forced
> give up the idea of visiting Colum
After another stroll through the
ictory we turned our faces homeward.
Ve reached the river safely and found
ur ferryman ready for us. Just here,
ne word about this old "fifteenth
mendment." We don't like him.
ust because we told a few fibs he
irculated the report that we were
the wildest set he ever saw." Just
Link, Mr. Editor, a party of lively
oung folks pronounced "a wild set,"
ierely because they laughed and en
yyed themselves, and because we told
1im we were a half brother of one of
louth Carolina's distingushed officials.
Lnd-but we leave the old beggar
o ferry his customers across Saluda
Liver, feeling under no obligations to
dim. Having recrossed the river and
adulged in a short "rest under the
hade of trees," we set out afresh,
rith renewed vigor and increased
peed for home. Without any incident
rorthy of note we reached its vicinity
t the proper time-whenever that was
-and dispersed, each one to his own
4ace of abode. Now, Mr. Editor, we
iave told our 'tale;' we have in imagi
ation retraveled our journey, but of its
onsequences we have said nothing.
'hey are told in a few words. Since
hen two members of our party have
tood before the minister. "Yes" was
,nswered; "yes" was responded; and
iow they are "bounded by the state of
atrimony.-' Whether there will be
.ny more consequences of the same
:ind remains to be seen.
Now our task is finished. We have
old all the principal occurrences as
)est we recollect them. And-but
rithout being ceremonious about clos
ng this scrap, we will wipe our pen
und stop-our ink-stand.
FoR THE HERUD.
Due West Commencements.
From the reports of former visitors, I
vas prepared to expect great things on
ny first visit to Due West; and the
vents of the past few days have gone
)eyond my expectation.
The Sophomore declamations and
be original essays by members of the
unior Class, on Tuesday evening, by
heir general excellence imposed a
lifiult task upon the Committee ap
ointed to decide upon their relative
Wednesday was the Commencement
lay of Erskine College. which publicly
;tamped its imprint on eight young
neri of unusual promise. Their ora
;ions were highly creditable in style
md sentiment, and wvere delivered with
rery great naturalness and almost per
'et propriety. After a noon recess,
:he Rev. J. C. Hiden, pastor of the
3reenville Baptist Church, so complete
y enchained the attention of the
~rowded audience that, at the close of
3s address, numerous complaints of its
revity constituted the bulk of his
2earers' criticism. His subject, Educa
ion, though often discussed on siriilar
>ccasions was treated with a due ad
nixture of strong sense and spicy
remark, which secured for it a new and
aermanent interest. Next came Presi
lent Grier's Baccalaureate Address, of
which I feel I cannot.speak too highly.
ardently hope that Dr. Grier wifl
ield to the general desire, and allow
us address to be printed.
Wednesday night was divided be
ween the two Colleges. After a thrill
ng piece of music by the band, we lis
ened to earnest words of wisdom from
:he pen and heart of Miss Mattie C.
oyce, as through the lips of a friend
she addressed her sister alumnie on vital
luestons of life and duty. The address
>f Rev. Mr. Mclwain, prepared for de
ivery at a meeting of his class, of 1872,
>ut delivered now instead of the alumnni
ddress of Mr. Nance, who was una
roidably absent, followed very fitly the
mlumna essay of Miss Boyce.
But I will be pardoned, I hope, for
lecided partially for the Commence
nent Exercises of the Female College,
which took place on Thursday. Sure
y, the harmonious blending of well
~rained female voices, or the skillful
~endering of a piano duet or trio by
~eautifnl young ladies, is more pleasing
han the shrill music of a brass band,
uowever perfectly it may be executed.
And the mere presence of the white
obed throng on their beautifully deco
ated stage could hardly fail to captivate
;he heart of the most unsusceptible ob
;erver. The sixteen graduating essays
were well read by gentlemen selected
br the purpose, and evinced a degree
3f culture 'and a high moral tone that
eflected great credit on the youthful
thors. The Salutatory Address by
Kiss Katie K. Patton, of Due.West,
avinced a high grade of poetic capacity,
which justifies our expectation of hear
ng from her again. The vocal and
nstrumental music, judiciously inter
~persed among the essays, added incal
~ulably to the interest of the occasion.
[owell Mason's grand anthem, "0
araise God in His holiness," skillfully
md devoutly rendered by a large num
>er of young ladies, assisted by a few
nale voices, was the appropriate and
*mpressive opening piece. While all
;he music clearly showed the patience
md skill of the teaeheis, and the bud
ling talent and careful training of the
>upils, I am tempted to mention as
eculiarly striking, both for instrinsic
nerit and for successful rendering,
'Never borrow trouble," "The world is
hll of beauty," "The waltz song," and
especially "Evening Echoes." The
Parting Song, written by Miss Patton,
md sung by the Senior Class, just be
ore Miss Ella Elliott's appropriate:
V'aledictory Address, was timely and
iall beas hens' feet." [Great laughter 1
If Allen carries Ohio, the coon skin
likely to be got rid of finally and
On Sunday. July 4th, In Greensboro, Ga.,
the residence of Mrs. A. A. Davis, by the
.v. Mr. Knowles of the Episcopal Crch.
iss Emun M., eldest daughter .a the late
>]. Arthur Simkins, of Edgefield, and Mr.
ILLIAx A. KMiROUG, of Greensboro.
.Mew m .isceuaneous.
WANTED TO BUY 20,000 GOOD
THOS. F. HARMON.
July 14, 28-St.
The finest quality of PURE WHITE C
IME, on hand and for sale at
MAYES & MARTIN'S.
July 14, 28- tf.
WINT YOUR ROOFS.
PHILIP L. ALEXANDRE is having the 13
epot roof painted with his Paint, Hinds'
runswick. He has the contract to paint
)out 40,000 feet of Tin Roofing on the S. -
. R. R.,.and G. & 0. R. R. Parties wish
ig their roofs painted had better decide to
ive them done at once.
Refer by permission to Judge P. King, e
resident Ga. R.-R. & Banking Co., Angus
i, Ga.; Hon. Chas. Estes, Mayor, Augusta,
a.; Col. L. P. Grant, President Atlanta &
. P. R. R.; Mr. R. D. Senn, Commission
erchant, Columbia, S. C.
July 14, 28-1t*.
mportant to the Grangers and b
Farmers of Upper S.. Ca.
1,000 GRANGE PLOW STOCKS FOR
ALE. We are now prepared to furnish
ay amount of these Stocks. And if upon
-ial entire satisfaction is not given we will
ifund every dollar paid us. All orders re
!ived prior to 1st Sept.,. will be filled
romptly at that time. Price, $3.00.
Address, CELY & BRO.,
July 14, 28-2m. Greenville, S. C.
t Valuable louse and Lot r
IN WILLIANSTON, 8. 0.
or Sale Aug. 5,1875.
On the above mentioned day, I will sell
a the premises, to the highest bidder, the
[OUSE A1D LOT recently occupied by
[rs. E. A. Clinkscales, deceased, one of
ie most desirable residences in Williams
TERMS.-One-third cash; one-third pay
ble Nov. 1, 1875; one-third Aug. 5, 1876.
terest from date at 10 per cent. per an
um. Mortgage with special covenants
equired.- W. L. PRINCE,
July 14, 28-4t. Executor.
ITICE TO TRESPASSERS. ]
I hereby forewarn all persons whomiso
ver against traveling through any portionI
f my plantation, except by the public
ads which run through it. Yrespassers i
rill be dealt with to the full extent of the
twTHOS. M. LAKE.
July 14, 28-4t.
Perhaps few of our readers know that a
be largest Organ manufacturer is Jacob
stey. This instrument is guaranteed for
e years. It is superior both in tone and
tacture, and has all die latest improve- a
One of these instruments can be seen at
[ix's Gallery, over Mrs. Mower's Stofe,
lewberry. We earnestly ask all who may
le interested to call and examine for them
elves, see catalogues, etc.
Prices ranging from $60 to $1,000. '
L. A. HAWKINS, Agent.
July 14, 28-2m.
ITATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, ]
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN THE PROBATE COURT.
MI. D. Suber and wife and others.
John R. Swindler and others.
-Order Calling in Creditors, &c.
On hear:ng the pleadings in the above
ated case, * * * * It is ordered
hat the assets of the estate of ~the
iid R. C. Swindler be marshalled, and the
reditors of said estate be required. to
ender in and establish their demands' be
re this Court on or before the first day of
It is further ordered that all creditors of
he said R. C. Swindler, be and are hereby
njoined and restrained from sucing or in
ny way attempting to collect their claims
xcept through this Court.(
J. C. LEAHY, J. P.
July 10, 1875-28-8t.
,eavell & Spearman vs. W. A. E. Albritton.
Attachment Under Lien .
By virtue of the above attachment I will
eli, on Saturday, the 17th day of July next,
t the residence of Bird Cromer, in New
erry County, the following crop, attached
s the property of W. A. E. Albritton3 to
pit: Fifteen bushels of wheat, more or less,
d thirty bushels of oats, more or less.1
'erms of sale cash.I
J. J. CARRINGTON, S. N. C.
Sheriff's Office, June 29, 1875. 1t
All persons interested in the Camp Meet- Il
ig at Ebenezer, will please meet on the j
rounds at 10 o'clock, A. I., on Monday,
e 19th inst., prepared to erect the Tents,
nd Arbor and clean off the ground, at the a
pecial request of the Committee, who will
11 be present.
REV. MARK M. BOYD, Chairman.
Tos. F. HARMoN, Secretary.
July 7, 27-2t.
ProgreTve Age copy twice.
CA ROL INA A
ILITARY INSTITUTE, 4
CH A RLOT TE, N. C.
15 atriculates During the Session 1874-75.
lext Terui Begins Sept. 15th, 1875.
This Institute is.now fully equipped wiho
pparatus for instruction, and with arms
> military drill.
The Superintendent and Proprietor is as
sted by an able and experienced corps of
For Circular, address,
Cor.. J. P. THOMAS,
J july 7, 27-2. Superintendent.
ONRVAT PPR !
'HEL NEWS AND CHRLSOUR,ER s
DrTBY, TI-ED mY c ANDeTON,Ls.C-- a
Enjoyig th largst ccnl"ton ,i the
~tR~.AA. It devote.eSiiecl*1 attention
Pry Goods, GreArimsl.
HO8. P. li
Would relspeCtfb -
ivite his friends. aid
ie public generally4
3 an inspection o
TOCK OF GOOS
rhich has been la
7 increased by rece
pome and see for you
lves. Great induce
July 7, 1875-27-tf.
A nice line of DRESS
May 19. 20-tf -
100 PIECES STANDAR PRIN'ff
autiful patterns. Just reced 7
May 19, 20-tf
000 BUSHEL C
00 BUSHELS FRESE GO
09 and Dry
()J)LBS. FINE UA
SCANVASSED A MS.- -
0 SACKS RIO COFFEE
SACKS OLD GOVEENNN
BOXES TOBACCO, sagJK
Come and see. -Al oft& 6
bove good wilbesla ?
May 19, 20-tf.
I You Would Save
Go TO -
here Bargains lay li
EW SPRING ANflSM(
f All Qualidies and T.~
Of All Kinds;.
My goods were bought TOAREN AT
OW PRICES, and I am deternined
All that I ask is an enaminat on og@@ede
Has the sale on liberal terms -
No. 1 Fertilizer fo ott.4on ,$&.
ade in Charleston, S. 0., andguwna
give full satisfaction.
IOHN P. KINA.
4 MILE HOUUSE
LLWAYfSRN AOODS, A
)aS, FnC stOr DS NOTONS
OSk HATS SPRING AT
>OSIO8 FAY ODS
[OES oH w A'Ph A
rYZVS Iust AMILY ad.E .
ebuymzmwnnan. l .'
!natone tRR eA'PIUeRMI1* j
FYEBS. I must -work bant.:te
d buy of me, and. -