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The Great Collie Collapse.
ALEXANDER COLLIE's FLIGHT
LOSSES OF THE LONDON AND WEST
MINSTER AND OTHER BANKS
SOME CURIOUS FACTS-COLLIE'S
LONDON, August 14.-I have just
returned from the magnificent man
sion, 12 Kensington Palace Gardens,
lately the abode of the notorious Al
exander Collie. You have heard the
particulars of his remarkable career,
no doubt. Failing last June with
liabilities amounting to three millions
sterling, the L-)ndon and Westminster
Bank (and other joint stock banks to
a less extent) found themselves the
unlucky holders of his worthless pa
per. The directors of the London and
Westminster acknowledging a loss of
half a million sterling, brought an ac
tion against Messrs. Collie & Co., for
obtaining money from them by fraud.
I need not repeat the statements which
you have already had by telegraph.
It will be sufficient to say that when
the case came on for investigation at
the Guildhall, before Alderman Sir
Thomas White, last Monday, only one
of the defendants, who had been at
large on very moderate bail, appeared.
Mr. Alexander Collie was missing,
and although ?1,000 have been offer
ed for his capture he has been missing
ever since. Thus he has practically
acknowledged his guilt by running
away, and there are quiet hints in the
city that the bank directors are rather
glad jof it, and do not court a very
searching investigation of their own
conduct in the affair. I do not be.
lieve that ?500,000 will cover the
loss of the London and Westminster
But to return to the house in Ken
sington Palace Gardens. Every one
who know3 London well has seen the
magnificent houses in this quarter. On
the west side of Kensington Gardens,
a long broad private avenue extends
for a mile, and for much of this dis
tance on either side there are some of
the finest residences to be found in the
metropolis. They are very !arge and
stand in their own grounds, and are in
every respect most desirable and mag
nificent residences. Sir Morton Peto,
who had a little notoriety in America
some years ago, lived in one of them,
and Thackeray resided in one- of the
'smallest of them farther down the hill.
The towering trees of Kensington
Gardens have a very majestic appear
ance as seen from th. back of these
residences on the east side of the ave
nue, and give a delightful rustic look
to the landscape. Mr. Collie's late
residence is nothing remarkable in re
spect of elaborate external finish.
When I called the sale of the furniture
and effects was over, and large wagons
were cartingw them away. I said to
the man in charge, "Well, he has
made a nice affair of it." His only
reply was, "But what an ass !" There
was one sideboard beautifully carved,
and valued at the trifling sum of ?600.
The carpets throughout the house
were of the most expensive kind. The
long drawing-room was fitted with
Parian marble mantels of great value,
and with pillars of the rarest marble,
while the walls and lofty eeilings were
painted in a style of art reminding
one of the finest palaces on the Con
tinent. Much of the decoration in
several of the rooms was in the Pomn
peiian style. New York is known to
be somewhat extravagant in such
things ; but it would be difficult to
find in your city a house so gorgeously
decorated, and -at the same time in
good taste. The billiard room was
adorned with mirrors on every side
and lighted by a clear-story. In the
picture room I noticed the walls were
hung with crimson satin brocade, and
in all the apartments there was evi
dence of lavish profusion, not at all
Scotch. The yearly rental of this fine
house was ?8,000 sterling, $40,000.
Many poor widows, and people of
moderate incomes who cannot afford
to lose even ?5, as usual bear the
brunt of this astounding and shameful
swindle. We can only hope that affairs
will improve -Correspondenace of the
N. Y. Journal of Commerce.
CLINTON AND THE RAIL ROAD.
Clinton has beet very severely and
unjustly charged with negligence in
paying its subscription to the Laurenas
Railroad, while the truth is, that none
of the subscribers have paid as prompt
ly and fully as the Clinton subscribers.
The entire list of subscriptions obtair
ed in Clinton is not only paid up and
all FOUR INsTALLMENTS PA ID IN FULL,
but three-fourths of the subscriptions
were paid two months ago. They
have promptly, fully and squarely met
It is true that there are subscribers
still behind, who live in Laurens or in
Nederry Counties, but these are not
Clinton subscribers, except that the
paper on which subscriptions were ob
tained at this place was afterward of
fered to them. If any of them are
negligent, it certainly is not the fault
of the town of Cliuton. We assert it
without fear of successful contradic
tion, that no part of the line of road
has paid up as fully as the town of
Clinton, and what is more, our monied
men are ALL represented on the sub
scri ption list.-Our AMonthly.
There is a remarkable cat living in
Whitneyville, Conn., near Lake Whit
ney. It is seven or eight years of
age, and goes a fishing for its meals.
It will stand in water up to its thighs
and seize small fish and eels. Some
of the latter have been twenty inches
long. The greatest achievement of
this cat was the capture, recently, of
a fish weighing thiae pounds. The
animal cornered the fish in shallow
water and then pushed it ashore.
THE YOUNG HERO is the title of a capital
little paper-, published by Hogan, DuSen
berry & Co., at Abbeville, S. C., at the ex
ceding low Grice of 40 cnts a ycar, the
first Copy of whiich we acknow!cdge receiv
ing. We cordially commend it to the youth
of thec country as worthy of their support.
It is filed with Bible Stories and other en
L ,.lan maincdin$. Snbscribe for it.
Newt trom Another World.
\NRS. LOUISE KERNS'S COMMUNICA
TIONS WITH THE SPIRIT LAND
JIM FISK, JR., SAFE AND SOUND
AIONG THE HAPPY SPIRITS.
Mrs. Louise M. Kerns, of San
Francisco, is a rapping and writing
test medium, whose familiarity with
the spirits is only equalled by her
vivacity and self possession under the
most trying circumstances. She held
a seance in the Harvard Rooms last
night, and astonished several hundred
interested spectators with the wonder
ful ability she displayed in reading
unseen writing and in conveyiu from
the invisible world messages directed
to dwellers in this.
Mrs. Kerns sat on a raised dais in
front of her audience. On a little
table before her were deposited three
or four hundred slips -of paper, each
bearing the name of some one supposed
to be in the spirit land, and each folded
or twisted so tightly that it would
seem impossible for any one not super
naturally gifted to get at a knowledge
of the contents without opening it.
These slips had been prepared one by
one by the various persons present, the
larger proportion of whom were evi
dently spiritualists of the most unmis
After passing her hand through the
pile of little ballots for a few minutes
the medium said in a clear, sharp
voice, "Here is the spirit of James E.
Martin, whose name is written on the
ballot which I hold." Passing the
unopened ballot to one of the judges
who sat at her side, she closed her
eyes, and seizing a pencil, wrote with
great rapidity upon large sheets of
paper in an odd, straggling hand,
closing her work with a loud bang
upon the table. The communication
was of the ordinary kind, and con
tained nothing of any value to mortal
or spirit. The signature was that of
James E. Martin, whom a gentleman
in the audience declared to be his
father. The medium met with extra
ordinary success in reading the hidden
names, and in three or four instances
the names of the departed were found
written in blood red characters on her
arms. Among the many communica
tions received through her was one
from Judge Edmonds to Mother Tay
lor, an old lady who sat near the front
intently watching and listening. It
recalled to her recollection an incident
in the life of her deceased. husband,
and -wound up in the remark that Jim
Fisk, Jr., was safe and sound among
the happy spirits,and that he sent Iris.
love to his friends, many of whom, he
said, he recognized in the meeting
Mother Taylor arose from her seat
after the communication had been
read, and declared that no one could
have written it but the Judge himself.
She created quite a sensation when on
being asked by a skeptic whether she
believed the doctrines of spiritualism;
she replied with emphasis: I don't
believe; I know."
A communication from Ann V.
Smith was received, but the medium
could not induce the writer of the
name on the ballot to avow himself.
"Remember, friends," said she, "that
when you get to the other side the
dear ones whom you have refused to
acknowledge here will turn their backs
upon you." "Serve 'em right !" said a
lady of uncertain age, shaking her
After this exhibition Mrs. Kerns
answered several queries propounded
by a few skeptics, but did it in such a
rambling way that it is doubtful
whether the questioners were much
wiser than before.-New York Suzn.
"Pi'of. Charles V. Riley, State En
tomologist of Missouri, has been tell
ing the Science Convention at Detroit,
of his experience in eating grasshiop
pers. He says that the flavor is agree
able. Fried or roasted in their own
oil, they have 'a pleasant, nutty taste.'
Broiled or stewed, they are 'admira
ble.' At the hotel, where he experi
mented, many of the guests ate the
messes which he prepared, and were
quite fond of the soups, fricasses and'
fritters mainly composed of grasshop
pers. Prof. Riley describes the use
of locusts as food by various people in
ll ages. In Mo'r-occo they are roasted
and sold extensively in the market
places ; in Southern Russia they are
commonly eaten ; some of the African
tribes subsist to a great extent upon
them; and they are utilized by Ameri
can Indians. The part of his argu
meut meant to be of practical value is
tbat if the Western farmers would eat
the grasshoppers the grasshoppers
couldn't eat the crops."
How did John the Baptist take
MIATRIxOIAL.-The attention of all U.sose
hungry souls seeking for mates is hereby in
vited to a little periodical now lying before
us, and emanating from Chicago. A paper
devoted to the interests of love, courtship
and marriage, and intended as an aid to the
single of both sexes; as a lamp to guide
their feet to some worthy object of devotion.
The MATRIMONIAL BAZAR rs the appropri
ate name of this valuable little journal; a
fresh, gossipy, vivacious sheet, that reco,m
mends itself to old and young. The terms
of subscription have been reduced to an ex
ceedingly low figure, and the funniest Dre
mium in the world is presented to every sub
scriber. A sample copy will be sent to any
address on the receipt of 10c. Address, Mat
rimonial Bazar, Chicago, Ill.
THE ELLIJAY COURER, published at Elli
jay, Ga., by Lumsden & Blats, $2 per an
num. We acknowledge receipt of the first
number of the above named paper, and com
pliment its publishers on its style and ap
pearance. Its editorials and locals arc vigor
ous and spicy, and its general filling just such
as will :nake it acceptable to the public. The
Junior partner, Mr. John Blats, formerly of
Newberry, is so well and favorably known
here that we have no doubt the Courier will
receive a goodly list of subscribers from his
friends, to all of whom we take pleasure in
The September number of the SOuTHERNC
CULTIVATOR is also on our table, and we
are pleased to find it well filled from begin
ning to close. The Caltivator is very popu
lar in this section and it well deserves all the
patronage bestowed. For subscription ad
dress W. L. Jones, Athens, Ga., with $2.
We acknowledge receipt of the RURAL
CaoLINIAN for September, and find it, as
usal, full of intcresting articles relating to
the farm and garden. We cordially recom
mend this magazine to the reader. Walker,
Evans & Cogswell, Charleston, publishers;
THOS. F. GRENEKER, EDITOR.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, SEP. 8, 1875.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fam
ily Newspaer, devoted to the material in
terests of the people of this County and the
State. It circu'ates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
Literary Critteism. .
Few departments of a family news
paper are of more importance to the
ordinary reader than that of literary
criticism, or book notices. Lord Ba
con said that some books are to be
tasted, some to be chewed, while others
are to be inwardly digested. In modern
times we have another class, and a
very large one too, which should not
even be handled. The very touch is
It will not do for every individual
to go through the interminable work
of examining for himself every book,
or even a considerable portion of the
books issued from the press. There
are practical reasons which render this
impossible. Few persons have either
the money or the time to devote to
this work. Hence, has arisen that
modern animal, the critic, whose
business it is to read the numerous
books issued from the press, so as to
give the public a brief, but correct
estimate of their merits or demerits.
This plan saves the reader an immense
deal of trouble and expense. Guided
by these notices, he knows exactly
which books to purchase and which
to avoid as a moral pestilence.
It will be seen at once that the
value of these notices depends entirely
upon the good judgment and honesty
of the critic. If he be wanting in
one or the other, his criticism is worse
than useless. Many has been the
time that we have been induced to
throw away our money upon a worth
less, and sometimes ,a vicious book, by
the incompetent or dishonest critic of
some book reviewer.
It would be amusing, if harm was
not sometimes done, to read the ab
surd notices which -frequently ap pear
in reference to books. Some time ago
we read in one of the .most widely cir
culated journals of this country a
ritique on a volume of sermons by a
minister of most .decided Arminian
convictions, which was declared by the
reviewer to be of a "decided Cal
vinistic cast," a notice which proved
its author to be a "decided" block
head, or a very careless and dishonest
ritic. Such blunders remind us of
the anecdote related of Dr. Willets,
who was quite a connoisseur in bird
stuffing. Walking with a friend one
day, he stopped at a window .where a
gigantic owl was exhibited. "You
see," said the doctor to his friend,
"that there is a magnificent bird ut
terly ruined by unskillful stuffing.
Notice the mounting ! Eeerable, isn't
it ? No living sowl ever roosted in
that position. And the eyes are fully
a third larger than any owl ever pos
sessed.'' At this moment the stuffed
bird raised one foot and, solemnly
blinked at his critic, who said very
little about stuffe& birds that after
It is customary now-a-days for the
publishers to send a printed criticism
with the book they present for review,
which of course is always complimen
tary. From a lack of principle or
from want of time to read the book
and prepare a notice, many editors in
sert this printed slip in the columns
of their papers, thus recommending a
book of which they know absolutely
nothing. When the guardians of the
people's interest thus sleep on their
posts, it is not surprising that books
of a worthless and often of an injurious
character are so readily palmed off on
an unsuspecting public.
Queer Results of' Advertising.
The accident to which Orange Judd
owes the suddenness of his success
was this: To digress for a moment,
Mr. and Mrs. Judd lived, in their
early history, in a modest house in a
retired street in Flushing, L. I. Mr.
Judd went to New York every day to
work upon the American Agricultur
ist-a struggling paper sold at the
rate of $1 a year ; and in the evening
he and his wife put up seeds in little
paper bags, which were sold in the
New York store. He kept an old
horse, for business purposes, that went
by the name of "the hair trnnk;" and
it was a standing joke in Flushing
that the gentlemen would go to the
city in the morning, passing Mr.
Judd's horse at a certain point on the
road, and, though he was evidently
moving, it was at the same spot when
they returned at night. One day, Mr.
Judd sent a clerk out to collect somie
money, to the extent of $100, out of
whihb as to ay for the inscrtion
of a two-line "ad" in a daily paper.
Through a lucky stroke of stupidity,
the clerk left the "ad" and the $100
at the newspaper office, and said that
it was to be inserted to that extent.
Imagine the frugal seedman's horror
on finding that the money which was
to have carried him through several
weeks had all been spent in one ad
vertisement. For the length of two
columns the morning paper repeated
the lines, "The American Agricultur
ist out to-day." The consequence
was that the edition was exhausted
early, and the subscriptions casue
pouring in. From that day Mr. Judd
and his paper became established su
cesses, and now he owns a stylish
team and about balf of Flushing, they
A similar clerical blunder occurred
at Scribner's, the other day. An ad
vertisement of four lines was sent out
to one hundred newspapers, with in
structions to spread it over "eight
lines," it should have read, but the
clerk wrote it eight inches, and the
consequence was startling. The arti
cle advertised was the Baltimore Bona
partes, and the different printing of.
flees have taxed their ingenuity and
type fonts to spread so few words over
so large a space. The result was not
unlike that of Mr. Judd's blunder, for
the orders poured in at such a rate
for the May number of Scribner's,
that a new edition had to be printed.
cuntu It. Ms.
We are indebted to our sprightly
neighbor "Our Monthly," for the fol
J. W. Copeland's house no longer
leaks-it has been newly shingled.
The Orphanage is fast approaching
completion. The lumber used is from
the Piney woods region of Prosperity.
The wind has benefitted Clinton in
blowing down a few dilapidated build
ings which had become eye-sores.
A meeting has been held in the in.
terest of the new telegraph line.
The town is improving in the erec
tion of several new and elegant stores
Mr. L. M. Speers, of Newberry, is
complimented for some handsome
monumental work done in the Ceme
Thirty-four members were recently
added to Upper Long Cane Church,
and twenty to Rocky Springs.
'omeial List of Patents
Issued by the United States Patent
Office, for the week ending Friday,
Aug. 27th, 1875. Reported for the
HERAw by Louis Bagger & Co., So
licitors of Patents, Washington, D). C.
166,535. Metallic Blinds; W. S.
Mackwell, Brenham, Tex.
166,515. Weighing Scales; H. C.
Wingate, New Orleans, La.
166,597. Cotton Choppers; W. D.
Evans, Society Hill, S. C.
166,614. Bale Ties ; H. B. Jones,
166,622. Car Couplings; B. Mickle,
Holly Springs, Miss.
166,619. Locks for Doors; J. J.
L. Martin, Eufaula, Ala.
166,652. Bale Ties; A. A. Szabo,
166,655. Cotton Presses; J. T.
Taylor, Charleston, S. C.
Gre,enville Daily News.
Mr. E. W. Grant, representing the
interests of the above named paper,
has been in our midst for a day or
two past, and we acknowledge the
pleasure of a visit from him. We
have no doubt that he has added con
siderably to the subscription of the
News, one of the liveliest and spiciest
dailies of the State. We cordially
commend Mr. Grant to our readers
generally, and solicit for the News a
large harvest of. paying subscribers.
The Augusta CJonstittionalist, .in
a letter from Barowell, Agat 26,
says that rumors are rife of an in
tended insurrection on the part of the
negroes of that county, who are ex
pecting a large quantity of arms and
ammunition from an unknown source.
In corroboration, it is rumored that
300 guns and 3,000 rounds of am
munition are now in the depot of
Blackville. What they want to rise
for is beyond conception, as they have
things pretty much their own now,
and can hardly better themselves.
This is another good chance for Gov
ernor Chamberlain, and he should lose
no time either.
Parks and Dial, charged with being
accomplices in the murder of Dr. E.
C. Shell in Laurens, 7th Nov. 1868,
have been discharged without bail by
Judge Mackey, there being no proof
according to his judgment to warrant
holding the prisoners.
Capt. Alley, the efficient detective
of Spartanburg, has after a labor of
several weeks succeeded in arresting
the parties who placed obstructions on
the Air Line road some time back.
They are discharged employees of the
The resumption of the Bank of
California is spoken of. The amount
of new capital to date is $4,800,000.
The old business will be closed and
time will be given to debtors who are
unable to meet their bills.
The first load of new cotton arrived
in Augusta on Saturday, 28th ult.,
and was received it the Planters'
Union Agency in that city. It con
sisted of five bales and came from the
plantation of J. M. Dye, Jr., in Burke
Hons. Fernando Wood, of New
York, M. P. Poland, of Vermont, Geo.
H. Pendleton, of Ohio, S. P. Chris
tiancy and Geo. M. Willard from
Michigan, and Hon. Win. D. Kelly,
of Pennsylvania, have accepted invita
tions to attend the Great Georgia
State Fair in October.
The grand jury at Sandersville, Ga.,
have found true bills against Rev.
Corday Harris, Gen. Joseph Morris,
Asa Gilmore, Gen. Prince R. Rivers,
of South Carolina, Capt. Francis Mur
kison, Neal Houston and Rev. Jerry
Simmons, charged with being engaged
in an attempted insurrection in Wash
The first bale of Dew cotton sold in
this market this year, says the Abbe.
ville Medium, was bought on Monday
morning by Mr. W. Jopl Smith from
Mr. J. S. Britt, of Wideman's, for
thirteen cents per pound. The cotton
was raised by J. U. Britt and was
classed as "good middling." Thirteen
cents is the top of the market.
Chicago is the biggest grain mart
in the world, and handles 90,000,000
bushels annually. The first steam ele
vator was established in 1848, with a
capacity of 100,000 bushels. She now
has eighteen elevators with a combined
capacity of 15,850,000 bushels, with
$6,000,000 invested in this industry.
The grain trade of Chicago is the
Wnder of the world, and is increasing
annually in astonishing proportions.
Late advices from the government
Polar expedition has been received
from West Greenland. The Alert and
Discovery had arrived at Disco, after
a pleasant passage from England, and
both had sailed from Rittenbenk, July
17, for Upernavek. All on board were
well, and preparations had been made
for pushing as far north as possible in
the Alert, and for sledge expeditions
beyond to the Pole.
Alex. Craig, colored candidate to
all a vacancy in the North Carolina
Constitutional Convention from Orange
county, expresses himself as follows:
"I am out and out in favor of Civil
Rights and for mixed schools and
colleges, and am also in favor (if
elected) of altering the Constitution
so that the whites and blacks can inter
marry as well as have all other rights
that the whites enjoy; and now I call
upon my party friends to rally to my
A good example and worthy of
imitation is that afforded by the
County Commissioners of Richland in
the resolution adopted at a late meet
ing-"That G. W. Davis, chairman
of this board be authorized to call
upon the ex-county treasurer, John L.
Neagle, and demand a settlement of
his account with the county; and that,
upon his failure to come to a settle
ment, legal steps be instituted to en
force such settlement."
The Bank of California failure is
likely to be followed by others, and
they will come without much warn
ing. Many of the immense fortunes
of the North have no substantial basis,
and the men of reputed millions if
called upon to pay their liabilities would
be found unable to do so. The South
has passed through its ordeal, and
through stern necessity has been forced
to keep within limits. No serious
failures need be apprehended within
her bounds. Not so with the North.
One by one the big-eenes sill top
ple, fal lkd;as .awy, nd then will
coea sea tr ate of affairs in the
commercial and financial world.
The failure of the Bank of Califor
nia is another proof that all is not
god that glitters, and that the biggest
quickness. It tad a -cspital of $5,
000,000 in gold, on whieh one per
cent. in the same glittering metal was
paid as a monthly dividend. Its
President, W. C. Raston, one of the
boldest operators of the present day,
had the fortune of being able to turn
everything he touched into golal.
Like the notorious Jim Fisk, he how
ever lived fast, pnd distributed his gold
with too lavish a hand, and now the
whole fabric melts into thin air. It is
said that among other extravagances
he had a princely residence at a short
distance from San Francisco whlich
cost 81,000,000, besides others, if not
equally magnificent. His death speed
ily followed the failure.
Prpasozs's LADIEs NATIoNAL MAGA
ZIxg for October, is as fresh and piquant as
roses inMay. The avidity with which it is
seized is not to be wondered at, for the month
which intervenes between its regular visits
seems longer tihan it is. Ithe reader wishes
a charming ladicaltook we.dvise that Peter
son's be.sent for. C. J1. Petersou, publisher,
306 Chestnut St. PhIlade1nhia 82 per an
In Marne" Again. I
Copy! Copy!! Copy!!! This was the
song sang in trio by devils and foreman 1
as we arrived after our delightful tp- I
country trip, and which effectually de
stroyed whatever of romance gathered
during that absence. "Everything is I
out," said one; "inside, outside, local '
and specials are wanted," cried ano- I
ther; "and the Keely Motor is busted!"
was the wail of the third. Was ever i
unfortunate editor so bedevilled before?
Scarcely had we time to remove our
duster and hang up our brown straw
hat. "We have no copy, begone to the
regions of type and ink," was faintly
ejaculated, but they moved not. One
chance remained; "Where is Mr. -
who manipulated the motor machine
with such marked ability?" "Gone to
Anderson, and will not be back till
Saturday." "Heavens! is that so?" En
tirely ignorant of what was doing in
the political cauldron, knowing nothing
of the local situation, and to be called on
for copy under such circumstances was
too bad. Resorting to the usual method
in such cases made and proviaed, we
scratched our head, and the idea pre
sented itself to write up something
more as to our travels, and on the pro
mise to do so and have it ready in less
time than a cat could wink. the hungry
copy seekers departed. And now for it.
We remember one incident of the
Chick Spring visit which will do to tell.
and we have no doubt it wiU prove high
ly interesting to the ladies,whose welfare
it is always our especial desire to pro
mote. At Chick's, in the region of the
famous Spring, lives, an individual who
thinks that he is called upon and has
the power to remove the difficulties of
such as are. unhappily mated, by un
marrying them. The modus operandi
is first a fee in hand, this secured,
the couple are required to stand
up before this new light and to re
peat after him the marriage ceremony
backwards. After this he pronounces
a benediction and then tells the parties
to dust. It is said that he has performed
the ceremony in two cases, and the
ladies around that settlement, of course,
are much exercised in mind about the
doings of this breaker-up of the divine
ordinance. Here is a case certainly for
Beforeleaving Spartanburg it-Was our
fortune to sit at table with three gentle
men from the low country who had
been imbibing the Glenn's Spring water,
and who brought to Calcut's Hotel ap
petites of enormous capacity. The first
meal and the biggest was at night, and
we shall always feel thanlkful first that
we were served before they com
menced, and second that we had the
satisfaction of witnessing the proceed
ing. We had heard of men taking
square meals and had a conception of
what one of that kind meant. But we
found that our idea was far short of the
reality. At first one waiter imagined
himself equal to the situation, but soon
he found it necessary to call for rein
forcements, and ariother was called and
another, until it got whispered about
among the darkies that the hungry
visitors were endeavoring to injure the
reputation of the Palmetto House by
showing that they could eat it out. We
are happy to say that they failed, and
every darkey in the house, burly George
included, laid themselves out and fur
nished dishes so rapidly that it was not
long era they cried, "hold, enough!"
They were only able faintly to articui
late, "we will try you again at break
fast-put down an extra number of
chickens." We don't know how Cale
cutt came out, but do know that the
eatists got the worth of their money.
The homeward run down the Spar
tanburg line of road to Alston was
made without any feature of note, ex
cept that we were debarred the privi
lege of having the company of the
agreeable Superintendent, Capt. W. W.
Davies, and too that of the polite and'
accommodating conductor, Heath. At
Aston, our party was refreshed and so
newed through the kindnge of the
Elkins fam3ily, and soon we took rail for
Columbia. By the way, if any of our
readers have any fox hounds to spare
they will oblige us in large measure by
sending a pair to Mr. David Elkins.
We will esteem it a great favor.
Columbia was rather dull, but the
merchants are all awake, and many of
them are preparing to go North. M. L.
rmr,of the.fumof Kinard & Wiley,
on Thursday night was made happy by1
being united in wedlock to an accom
plished lady, Miss Lyles-niece of Mr.
T. J.Lyles, of the popular.Dry Goods
House of Messrs. Orchard & Co.
after which they left for New York.1
C. F. Jackson, of pleasant fame
among the ladies, had commenced to
move into a larger and] handsomer
store next to Agnew's corner. He has
made a capital exchange-and so happy
was he that the usual present of a fine
necktie was forced upon us. Dr. E. E.1
Jackson we were glad to find improved
in health and doing a fine business, and
as popular as ever. He scented us
with samples of exquisite extracts.
Swaffeld & Son, the large clothiers,
are getting ready for fall, and besides
those already mentioned, Mr. John
Dial, whose stock at any time it will
repay a visitor to look at, Messrs, Perry
& Slawson, who are adding additional
attractions to an already handsome
store, Messrs, Love & Co.,Messrs. Jones,<
Davis & Bouknights, and J. H. Kinard,
(the A. T. Stewarts of the South,) are all i
showing signs of preparations, and
have each and all promised to let the1
readers of the HERU.D hear from them
In proof of the present dullness, an
up-countryman presented a $50 green
back in payment for a bill of little overc
half that amount, of course there wasn't
enough change on hand in the stole, 2
and a clerk was sent out to make it.
Atm .. ehlfa nrh e
After a lajee ot MIlan bourbore. i
urned and said he had taken Main
ktreet up nearly to Cotton town and
ack on the other side before he could
ind any one with so much money. He
ame near being arrested by the police
s a suspicious character. A $50 bill
iad not been seen since the previous
;pring. We hope things will soon be
To dwell longer on the days doings
n Columbia, or how we arrived home,
s out of the question, we hear the boys
)n the steps, and the cry is still "copy,"
md to satisfy their demands we stop
with the above.
Fol 'rx nuRAL.
MR. EDrrOi: You and many others
io doubt have heard of old Dutch Fork.
qo wonder we all recollect it so well,
secidaUy those who are as fond of the
ood things of life as you and myself.
For it is there the hungry and weary
;oul may not only "knock" and ask for
read, but enter to satisfy their craving
Lppetite at tables set with such a variety
hat there is scarcely room for another
ish. Then it makes one who is not
sed to quarrelling feel envious to bear
hose good and generous-hearted "old
Dutch women," as they are termed, go
around the table grumbling because
hey havn't anything for you to eat
Dne who never traveled through that
section of "peace and plenty" would
ardly by journdying through, realize
e pleasure derived from a single
aight's entertainmetit by these kind
earted Samaritans. -
Dutch Fork is fresh in the memory ol
many. And well it may be. Not be
muse of its being such a beautiful see
ion, and having sumptuous edifices,
ad magnificent rural surroundings
mor the vast wealth of the inhabitants,
but on account of the civility and gen.
arosity of the people. Now the ques.
on arises, why are they doing so well
=naccompanied by wealth and the ad
vantages of superior soil? It is a simple
proposition, which demonstrates itself
hey use very little free labor. The
men don't sit in the-house, and strul
about with their shoes shining, hah
parted in the middle, and withon
knowledge of the way to mill; nor de
the young ladies try to see who can pim
their dresses the tightest, pile their hab
the highest on their heads, in blissful
ignorance of the path leading to the
eow pen. All work in some way oz
other, and it is thus that our Dutel
Forkers live so independently. Any one
travelling in that portion of the State
from the appearance of some of the
dwellings, would at once say, this must
be the backwoods of South Carolina,
f it were not for the fne orchards of
delicious apples, peaches and pears; the
voluptuous patches of watermelons,
pindars and potatoes; and the number
of creditable looking horses, swine, cat
ble and poultry. For common sense
bas taught them that the man whc
do.es not 'use the easy mode that isil
his power at home, .for the sustenance
of his family, but leaves it in the hands
of others, is like the brute, which takes
ood as others ofer itto him. We&d
rnot censure our Dutch Fork brethreu
or their hoeliness and independeni
mode of livig, but hope that soime
Marnd all sections of this and other
,ounIdes may imitate their good ex
-NEWflmr, S. C., Sept. 6, '75.
EDIOE NEauznr HER4: Hay
ng travelled through Laurens County,
md knowing that you would like to
hear something of wkat is going on,]I
will trouble yguaiths communication.
I havebeen much pleased with Lau
ma County. .I found at the Couri
louse gentlemen who had, notwith
standing the scarcity of1noney, done a
arge business,ansengthem was McCoy
Simpson. These gentlemen havE
leciAedly ene of the neatest Drug Stores
[ bave ever seen. The "Mounti
Dity" can take lessons and be improved
hereby. They are doing a fine busi
uess, and Dr. McCoy has one of thme
most extensive practices in the upper
Dounties. He is always onthe go, and
ats his cases successfully.
The crops are poor. I saw but fewi
rrmers who thought they would make
The merchants of Laurens are much
isated at the idea of having a RailBRoad,
md the coinpletion of th0;road to Mar
~in's DepQ, guarantees to theamthat the
-ad will reach Laurens.
The droght has so affected the crop
a Newberry, that I am not surprised
mt the farmers weak& long faces. A
ate Fall will do awagWith much of
Notwithstanding the dron6ht and the
lullness of the season, Judge Pool, the
olar proprietor of the Newberry
so'tel, does much to make one's stay
leasaintin your city. Three days spent
writh him is suffcient to create a desire
o return again.
Hurried and tired I will stop. You
nay expect me "au revoir."
LYNN C. DOYLE.
rhe Mululplieatien or Diseases.
Diseases multil. One begets another.
L. triling ldsetonmay, zherefore, origi
late a com lia~uof dangerous maladies.
odgsin baes farmore foruidable dis
aes; a mu ukeikiiments are traceable
o constipatlos; leer and agpe unhinges
he entire uw97A, and is, therefore,
he soreet Zfailments which af
iset that .do fthe human orgaism.
ioss ahBitters, however, wheth
ir rsorSd*At1 ienception of those disor
Lers of the stomach, bowels or liver, which
Sive birth to the majority of diseasesand dis
bilities, or taken when they hauve-ripened
oto formidable maturity, are alike powerful
ocure. The processof recovery is,of cowms
onger when the malady has gained bead
ray, but It is none the less certain. Dyspep
a, constipation, biliousness, kidney com-~
ilaints and intermittent fever, invariably
rield to the operation of the great alterative
d invgorant. 35-5t.
Mas. Mayirar.D's BarrY HoxE is re
eived for September, and gives an interest
ng- table of contests for the borne circle.
'he Happy Home is one of the few maga
Ine which should be found on every table
a the land, and we cordially recommend it
> our readers. Address Happy Home, Memi
ihi Ten.. DriCo $3.
AsYew X JF*WM~0=-eeus
E. C. JONES,
Rooms Over C. 3. Wist's Store, Eat of
MeFall & Nels.
Respectfully informs his patrons and the
public generally that he has taken -.oos
as above mentioned, and will be happy to
attend all professional calls made on him.
Sep. 8, 1875-36-1y.
Fancy Go@& Stor..:
Late of Montgomery, Aabama. and with
an experience of many years, takes pleas.
ure in announcing to the ladies of -;e*ber
and surroundin c ,.that she will
a the of , open a
CHOICE STOCK OF U.J3NERY amKT FAN
CY GOODS, in the new store
I Rear of Mr. A. I, Wiekrs.
She Is also pleased to announce that Miss
H. Wiskenan, her niece, will be connected
with her in business, and that she will be
happy to receive calls as soonas bw goods
arrive. Sep. 8, W-=t
IN STORE AND FOE SAL BY
Sep. 8, .6-2t.
the cop.ara e.rA.. .L
under the name of LOVELACE & WHE
ER, is this daj 4imoved .am een
sent. The business of.thei1rnVwili set
tied up by D. B. Wheeler.
Sep. 2, 1875.
Having sold my interest in. theAmret
Lovelace & Wheeler toD. B. Wheeler, I
do cheerfuluy recommend him to - t ;iin
lie, and would reques&z continuance othe
liberal patronage bestowed upon the late
Having purchased the entire interest of
B. H..Loyelace, in the firm of Lovelace 4'..
Wheeler, I will carry on the business as
the old stand. I return thanks to our
many friends and customers for their-- lib
eral patronage~in the past, and I respect
fully solicit a continuance of the sa.
With a long experience in business sad
regular business habits, I feel confident a
D. JE. W itEMAM
TPhe oe and accontsR of the lateJr
of Lovce& Wheeler, are in myhind ~
for collection. All persons. sdebtel i
sd firm will please.oe forward szed set
tie at once, as the business msust.be settled
up. D.:B. WHELR
Sep. 2, 18.-6-St. -,,
pi, "THE DDOiQE,'AND;THE A.
pitrsare. .-tlyof.a plcein
oesand Inxesv nahforthad
peanSling ranidT,As E Gli off -
taehold pn.i a hans6e~Is M.rn
Send for our best termsamieonee
3. E. FORD a C.
e .2'7Park P3ace,MNwYOk
THlE PEE flEE HEML%
PUBUISHED EVERY WEDmEDAY
W A ES80ORO'. N. C.
cheerful, p le lasu
nalstey. It is onntesude-o
e n'asdevetedtoteI3 -
le. It contains oraadseet*o
The shorld suscFibeft. Cassansy
o m e oeabl s wrts e
umorous madn in qit to on
age fo- oke o
Tile nextl comsis Clsstinl (Ga.) 7.
Wi We refer to the publisherof this-pape'r
Sabecribe at.once. Address,.
HERALD, Wadesboro', N. C.
And '"TH]E ULIMAX.",
Two first class,,pure bone, armaite
Fertilizers, for sale .by D. JENNJINU I
SO and j. .AIKEN,- gents,tChUISb"
4e*, 8, C. The highest testimonialesa .
be.given. Please send for circular.
Sp. 1,e-8 .Shige
Wanted tW bay 30,000 Shingles. High
et market price paid either intrade er
~ash, -a; -. -H- -O- 'A
Aug. 25, 84-tf. . :li er to ak
.THE FALL SESSION
. OF THE
MIllUUEMEIEM T E15M SEPT
WITH COMPEENT ASSISTANTS.
The advantages afforded by this insti$s
tion for a thorough and complete educe,
ton, are second to no other in the State,~
Tuition is low, viz: from $12.50 tp$225
in advance, or on satisfactory securitiei.
Boarding in private families at moderate
For further particulars enquire of the
Secretary of the Board, Mr. S. P. Boozer,
or of A. P. PFER,
Aug 18, 88-tf. Principal.
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Rev. 8.3B. 303E5, D. D-, Presidnt
FALL SESSION will open on the FIRST
WEIJNESDAY in OCTOBER. Terms mod
rate. Four experienced Professors in
harge .of departments. For Catalogue,
apply to the President.
Ang. 25. 84-m".