Newspaper Page Text
New State Laws.
The following acts of Assembly,
passed at the present session, and laws
by the Governor's approval, are pub
lished for public informatiou: .
AN AcT to punish persons for obtain
ing property, &c., by any fruadulent
pretence or representation.
Be it eacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina, iow met and sit
ting in General Assembly, and by the
authority of the same:
That if any person-or persons shall,
by any false pretence or representation,
obtain the signature of any. person or
persons to any_ written instrument, or
shall obtain from -any person or per
sons any chattel, money, valuable se
curity or otrer property, real or per
sonal, with intent to chtat or defraud
any person or: persons of the same,
every such offender shall be deemed
guilty of a misdedieanor, and, on con
viction, be sentenced to pay a-fine-not
exceeding . five hundred dollars, and
undergo an imprison-ment not exceed
ing three .years: , Provided, always,
That if, upon the trial of any person
or persons indicted for such misde
meanor, it shall be proved that he or
they obtained the property in such a
manner as to amount, in law, to lar
ceny, he or they shall not, by reason
thereof, be entitled to be acquitted of
such misdemeanor; and no person or
persons tried for such misdemeanor
shall be liable to be afterwards prose
cuted for larceny upon the same facts.
AN AcT to amend an act entitled "An
act to provide for granting of cer
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina, now met and sit
ting in General Assembly, and- by the
authority of the same:
That an act entitled "An act to pro
vide for granting certain charters,"
approved the twentieth day of Feb
ruary, 1874, be, and the same is here
by, amended as follows, to-wit : "The
stockholders of any companies already
incorporated, or which may hereafter
be incorporated under the said act,
shall be jointly and severally liable for
the debts of such company until the
capital stock agreed upon at the time
,of its organization shall be subscribed
and actually paid up in full."
AN AcT to amend Section 1, Chapter
XCIV, of the General Statutes, in
Relation to Sales by Executors,
Administrators and Fiduciaries.
Be it enacted by. the Senate ind
House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina, now met and sit
ting in General Assembly, and by the
authority of the same:
That Section 1, Chapter XCIV,
Title V, of the General Statutes be
amended so as to read as follows:
"That whenever any person has direct
last will and testament, duly executed
in the presence of three or more cred
itable witnesses, that his or her land
shall be sold for the payment of his
or her debts, or,. for the purpose of
distributing the money which may
arise from the sale thereof among his
or her legatees, or for any other pur
pose whatsoever, that then, in such
ease, if either such power of sale be
expressly given to the executor or
executors of said will, or if no person
is named in said will to execute the
said power, it may and shall be lawful
to and for the executors, or a majority
of such executors, who shall qualify
on the said will, to sell and convey'the
said lands agreeably 'to the intention
of the testator.
NEW SPAPER .LYING.-Some people
have an idea that newspapers will lie.
-Others are so wise that they will only
believe a newspaper report when they
think it would be easier for the paper
to tell the truth than to tell a lie.
Others think it the evidence of flash
ing wit to reject with a derisive laugh
any evidence for authority which comes
*from "the papers." To such an ex
tent has this thoughtless judgment of
the press been carried, that much of
its sphere of usefulness has been cir
cumscribed. It is true there must be
some occasion for this wide-spread.ium
-pression-"there must be some fire
where there is so much smoke;" yet
how many men can show a record for
correctness, accuracy, and truthful
ness, that will at once compare with
the average newspaper ? The editor
gathers his news from a thousand
sources, from acquaintances and stran
gers, from letters and papers. lie
sifts and culls, hunts and details, and
endeavors to get "the stra'ight" of
every story he publishes, for it goes to
the world over his own name, and he
knows that in a great measure he will
'be held'responsible. The private in
dividual hears a piece of gossip, list-ens
carelessly, tells it- to another with
equal carelessness, and if called upon
for details, in nine cases out of ten;
e. annot give enough of them to make
an intelligent item for a-paper. "Wri
ting makes an exact man," says Lord
-Bacon; the newspaper verifies the
truth of the statement. Let any one
who doubts this .i~ down and put on
paper some piece of gossip, with the
purpose of having it printed over his
own name, and he will see in a moment
how little he knows about a matter he
thought himself familiar with. And
he will wonder, not that the newspaper
should contain occasional inaccuracies
and misstatements, but that it contains
so few. And his wonder will wonder
fully increase when he remembers that
the editor has to depend for much of
what he publishes on the common run
The shower of meat which fell in
Kentucky the other day inspired a
poetical Bohemian to the following :
We've heard1s of rains of fishes and frogs,
Of pitch4oeks, hahise cats and dogs.
A Letter from the Bon. James
To the Editor of The News and
Courier : In your editorial remarks of
to day, in speaking of the counsel of
Judge Moses, you use the following
"The action of his counsel in retir
ing from the 6ase was very ingenious,
but at the same time transparent, as
the charges of unfairness preferred by
them afforded a nice pretext for aban
doning the fortunes of a client whose
case was hopeless."
The counsel referred to were Mr.
Rion, of the Sixth Circuit, (Judge
Mackey's,) Mr. Youmans, of the Fifth
Circuit, (Judge Carpenter',,) Messrs.
Baxter, Jhostone and Pope, of the
Seventh Circuit, (Judge Moses',) all
leading members of the bar of their
respective circuits, and of well recog
nized high standing throughout the
State-and myself, of this circuit.
You omitted to publish their reasons
for retiring from further attendance
upon the court of iwpeachment, but
you did publish on Monday their con
cluding remarks, namely, that "they
feel and say upon their professional
knowledge that the respondent, Judge
Moses, on his trial, had been deprived
of the application and protection of
well settled rules of law and establish
ed modes of procedure, and if he shall
be the victim and suffer, the law will
I not be administered, but subverted in
the manner of his conviction."
I undertake to say for the gentle
men associated with me, as well as for
myself, that each and every one of us
honestly meant, without reservation,
exactly what we said and, as lawyers,
knew to be true, and we do not recog
nize your right to attribute to us other
and disreputable motives. It would
have been difficult for you in so few
words to do more injustice than you
have done to us. There was no in
genuity, no "nice pretext," no "aban
doning the fortunes of our client;"
and if his case was hopeless, it was
because he was not being tried "ac
cording to the constitution and the
laws" which every member of the
court had sworn should be his way of
administering "impartial justice." We
abandoned the court and withdrew our
client with us, and we told the court
in simple, intelligible and respectful
words our reasons for doing so.
In behalf of my colleagues and my
self I respectfully request that you
will publish this reply to your re
marks, and with it the enclosed para
graph from the Newberry HERnALD, of
the 22d instant, to show that the press
of the State is not quite unanimous in
the views you have expressed.
I venture, too, to suggest, in no
unfriendly spirit or temper, that per
haps it is not the best chosen sphere
of public usefulness for the newspaper
press to take part either for or against
persons or cases while on trial, or to
ings and conclusions of courts in the
trial of causes, or to charge lawyers
with practicing ingenious and nice
pretexts for abandoning their clients.
I am, very respectfully, your obe
JAMES B. CAMPBELL.
Broad street, Thursday evening
March 23, 1876>.
Omceial List of Patents
Issued by the United States Patent
Office, for t'he week ending Friday,
Mar. 24th, 1876. Reported for the
HERALD by Louis Bagger & Co., So
licitors of Patents, Washington, ID. C.
174,400. Apparatus for Adjusting
Mosquito Bars ; J. A. Abbott, New
174,447. Shingle Machines ; M.
Stewart, Dallas, Texas.
174,452. Elevators ; C. B. Wheel
och, Nashville, Tenn.
174,464. Gas Burners ; A. Barba
rp, New Orleans, La.
174,492. Riding Saddles; W. B.
Crosby, Chattanooga, Tenn.
174,541. Paper Boxes ; F. Kuchno,
174,567. Mosquito-Net Frames ; J.
B. Platt, Augusta, Ga.
ECLECrIe MAAZIE.-The Eclectic for
April contains an excellent and timely por
trait of the Hon. Revrerdy Johnson, taken
from a photograph selected by him but a
week or two before his death. The portr-ait
is accompanied in the letter-press by a brief
but appreciative sketch of Mr. Johnson's life.
The literary contents of tbe number are as
follows: "Modern Materialism: Its Attitude
toward Theology," by the Rev. James Mar
tineau, in response to Professor Tyndall;
"Modern English Prose," by George Saints
bury; "Letters from South Africa,"' by Lady
Barker; "On the Border Territory between
the Animal and Vegetable Kingdoms," by
Professor Hu:Iey; "The Truth About the
Basille;" "Songs of the Spring Days and
Nights," by George Macdonald; "Her Dear
et Foe," by Mrs. Alexander, Chaps. XXL.
to XXV.; "De:nono!atry, Devil-Dancing and
Demoiiacal Possession ," "Caroline Hers
chel," "German Home Life," by a Lady:
"X -Marriage and Cnildren;" "Papal
Conclav -,s;" "Engaged;" "Cardinal Maza
rin ;" "Some Personal Traits of Composers;"
and "A Birth-Song," by Charles Algernon
Swinburae. The edi:or'.al departmen ts cen
'.ain fall and fresh notes on home andi for
eign literature. science and art, and an at
tractive selected miscellany.
Published by E. R. Pelton, 25 Bond Street.
New York. Terms, $5 per year; Single
number, 45 cents.
PETEBsON's LADIEs MAGAZINE is already
out for the merry month of May, and is a fit
number for the season in which nature puts
on her beautiful Spring garb of flowers. The
engraving-The Little Wood Gatherer, is
charming, and the fashions and patterns
just what the ladies like to see, very pretty
and unique, while the letter-press is unexcep
tionable. Terms only $2, address Chas. 3.
Peterson, 306 Chestnut st., Philadlelphia, Pa.
THE RURAL CAROLMxAN is already on
or table for April, and the present number,
like those which have preceeded it, is full of
good, wholesome advice to the tillers of t be
soil, as well as to the general reader. Every
farmer should have a good t-yrieniltural mag
azine, and as such we commend the Rural.
Address D. Wyatt Aik-en, Cokesbury, S. C.
Subscription C2 in advance.
TH SOUTEERN CULTIVATOR, W. L.
Jones, Athens, Ga., subscription price $2 an
advance. The April number of this very ex
cellent Agriltural monthly is received. Its
contents are varied and interesting, as Is al
way8 the case No fatrmer should be without
a cony, as no r,ale number but contains in
Thbe if erald..
TWOS. F, GREEKER, I1TOR.
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, APR. 5, 1876.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fama
Ily Newspaper, devoted'to the material in
terests of the peoplc of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
In consequence of the inclement
weather of Monday last and the small
attendance at the meeting of the
County Convention, it was deemed
proper by the Chairman, Capt. J. N.
Lipscomb, to postpone the meeting
until the 17th of April.
We publish in another column three
interesting laws passed by the Gene
ral Assembly, viz: An Act to Punish
Persons for Obtaining Property, &c.,
by any Fraudulent Pretence or Repre
sentation; An Act to Provide for
Granting of Certain Charters; and
An Act in Relation to Sales by Exec
utors, Administrators and Fiduciaries.
These aie important in their several
bearings and are entitled to attention.
The Gwneral Cry.
The universal cry now is "hard
times, and the bottom not yet reached."
That our people are pinched and that
trade is dull are patent facts, but still
we do not think that there is cause
for despair, the bottom uaay not yet
be reached, and if it is reached it will
be found that there will be no need
to give up even then. Just before the
war closed and immediately after, it
will be remembered we were reduced
to sore extremities, and it looked then
as if there was no hope in store at all.
The times were distressing then, every.
thing was out of joint, the bottom
seemed to have dropped out. Con
trasting that time with the present,
who would not have been happy could
a change have been effected, and the wai
time of scarcity, of dread, of gloom
exchanged for the time we are now
too much entirely. There is no ques
tion but the times are hard, but we
can work out of the trouble, and will
if every man and woman will go tc
work with* a will. There's work foi
every one, and room enough to do it
in. All that is- requisite is energy
and a reliance upon ones own powers
Especially should the cry not eom
from farmers, for they have the mean
at hand 'and it is to them that th
Columbia is having a lively time it
its canvass for the Mayoralty.
The flagship "Hartford" and the
"Marion" have arrived at Port Royal.
Judge Northrop is to try the case
of the State against Treasurer Yocun
Scheuck, it is asserted by his friends
has not been guilty, but only impra
dent and unfortunate.
The Mexican Rebellion is still un
suppressed. It is expected that it~
leader, Diaz, will shortly enter Mata
We are sorry to hear that Dr. Hill
house, of Geeenville. in attempting tc
descend a stairway fell and broke his
collar bone. He is in a fair way o:
Major Lewis Merrill, of the 7th
Cavalry, notorious for his action it
Ku Klux persecutions, has been re.
lieved from duties connected with th<E
Belknap's tomb&tone steal was as
bad as taking the coppers from a dead
man's eyes. Won't this affect Grani
in his hopes of- another term, or haE
he already thrown up the sponge ?
Our neighbor of the Anderson in
teligencer, in view of a Railroad con
vention to be held in that town, urge:
the completion of the Blue Ridg<
Rail Road. May he be successful in
We perceive from the columns o:
the lntelligencer that the Democratii
Clubs in Anderson are flourishing
The atmosphere in other parts of thE
State does not seem so promotive o1
The Presbytery of South Carolina
will hold its regular semi-annual ses
sion this Wednesday, the 5th, at An.
derson. The meeting will be opened
at night with a sermon from the late
Moderater, Rev. T. C. Ligon, of New
Gen. Crook's victory over Crazy
Hys n i niasi opee
The Abbeville Press and Banner
has an interesting sketch of the life of
that original and eccentric preacher
whom sowe of our readers way yet re
member-Father Dannelly'the South
Carolina Methodist Conference.
The State Supreme Court of Geor
gia has unanimously decided that the
head of a family can waive, both for
himself and family, the right to a
homestead, thus enabling the people
to create a valid lien on the full value
It will no doubt be interesting to
our grandchildren to know who is to
blame for not having Washington
captured after the battle of Manassas.
Our future historians will no doubt
satisfy their curiosity. For us con
temporaries of the event it is exceed
ingly unpleasant to have these things
brought to our mind. It keeps us
from attending to our busiiness.
The Augusta Constitutionalist has
been sued by R. W. Maher for allow
ing one Lehman to insert the follow
ing libel in its columns:
I caution every man's wife not tp
tell Richard W. Maher where their
money is, for my wife told the same,
and in a half hour my money was
gone. HENRY LEHMAN.
Damages are laid at $10,000.
If the Czar of Russia does-as is
reported-retire from actual govern
ment, we may look out for squalls.
The Czarevitch, his eldest son, who
would be made regent, is a violent ad
herent of the young Russian (native)
party, o,%posed to the influence of all
foreigners, and especially to that of
the Germans. The Know-nothing
party is gaining great strength in Rus
The Charlotte Democrat, referring
to the recent storm of flesh in the
West, says: A similar occurrence to
the one described above took place in
Sampson County, N. C., about 30
years ago. We saw in Fayetteville
specimens of what purported to be
flesh, and were informed that it fell
on a space of ground about two acres
in extent, accompanied, we think,
with a slight slower of rain.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports
that Colonel William King is visiting
his home in Minnesota, and declares
-that he is done with Congress and dis
gusted with politics, and at the close
of his term will devote himself to
We don't know King hut we_feel
satisfied about him. If some of
our politicians would get disgusted
and retire, it would be better for the
country. Oh ! for the Millenium whern
there will be no politics.
Judge &Iackey in a recent charge
said, "If there is a man in the wide
world who should be kept comfortable,
it is the criminal." Poor fellow; to
be sure, he should have the best of
treatment. Perhaps this humane judge
is paving the way for himself or some
of his friends, for now that the work
of cleaning up has commenced, there
is no telling who may be proven crimi
nal. It is a wise man who can see
further than his nose.
A man who was recently hanged at
Hamilton, Canada, for the brutal mur
der of his landlord, instead of admozi
ishing others not to follow his example,
referred to the fate of the murdered
.man. and hoped it might be a warning
to other landlords who persist in dun
ning impecunious tenants. There is
an originality about this speech seldom
found in the remarks of those who
are about to leap into eternity through
the instrumentality of a noose.
We learn from the Abbeville Press
& Banner, that Gen. George Wash
ington Hodgves. one of the oldest and
most esteemed citizens of Abbeville
County, died at his late residence in
the town of Hodges, on Friday night
last, after an illness of two days, at the
advanced age of 84 years. He was
one of the noble patriarchs of the up
country, deeply loved by friends and
neighbors, and highly esteemed by his
numerous acquaintances throughout
The House military committee have
agreed to offer an amendment to the
bill reducing the army, looking to a
discontinuance of the use of colored
troops in the United States army.
The law as it now exists authorizes
the creation of negro regiments at the
option of the Secretary of War. The
committee propose to repeal this and
wipe out the negro organizations by
allowing the term of enlistment to ex
pire and prohibiting future enlist,
A judgment in the Grant Parish
cases was last week delivered in the
Supreme Court. of the United States.
The,.case grew out of a riot in Grant
Parish, Louisiana, in 187.3. A numn
ber of negroes were killed, and indict
ments ander the so-called Enforcement
act were found against certain white
persons, charging them with conspiracy
to deprive colored citizens of their
or conspiracy to exclude whites aw
blacks indiscriminately from the polls
with no other motive than to preven
them voting a certain ticket, does no
come within the law. Whites an<
blacks alike must look to State law
but when negroes, who wish to vot
the Democratic ticket, are preventei
on the ground that no negro shall vot
the Democratic ticket, while white
are allowed to vote it, the Enforcemen
act holds that Federal Courts can tak
cognizance. The same holds wher
whites, as a race, are excluded froE
the polls or intimidated by negroei
because they are white. The motiv
for the wrong must have its origin i
prejudice against race or color, whethe
it be white or black, in order to brin
it within the provision of the Enfore<
We learn from the Laurensvill
Herald. that during the absence
the Rev. J. A. Mood, an attempt w
wade to break into his house. Onl
his wife and son-aboul 14 years<
age-were at home. The villains wei
bold, and remained about the hou!
after being ordered away by the soi
who threatened to fire on them. A
length Mrs. Mood opened the door an
called to her servant for assistane,
The villains then took their departur,
Those of our readers who are acquainte
with Mrs. Mood, and know how e:
tremely sensitive and timid she is, wi
appreciate the trying ordeal throng
which she passed. The Berald r
commends that shot-guns be kept i
convenient reach, which we endors
The same paper records the deatl
of Mr. Jas. H. Parks, atter sever
months severe suffering, of Lemuel (
Williams, Esq., from the effects i
paralysis. He was in his eighty-sixt
year. And that of our old felloi
townsman, Dr. E. B. Ferguson, W1
died at Clinton on the 29th ult., agf
forty-five years. Dr. Ferguson h2
been afflicted for years with bronchi
affection, and had been a great su
ferer. He was not married, but leav<
many relatives to mourn his loss. E
was an estimable gentleman, suav
ardent and affectionate in dispositio:
and warm in his friendships. Xi
learn his death with sincere sorrow.
The following letter which appear<
in the Presbyterian Banner, of Pittsbur
Pa., has been handed us for publicatio
It ia hairdly necessary for us to mal
any comment on it, for the intellige:
reader will be able to do that for hit
self, except to say that it is just su<
false representations as these which e
gender bad feeling between the tv
sections ; especially is the allusion
the county paper a malicious falsehood
From Newberry, So. Ca.
BY REV. W. H. THOMAS.
In keeping with my promise, I wri
a line for the Banner, whose brig
pages greet us with its weekly visi
away off~ here in the sunny South, ma
ing friends for the Presbyterian can
as it goes the rounds of an eager list
borrowers, who are either too poor,
too selfish to become subscribers. 'TI
South, unlike the North, does not i
dulge in the luxury of newspapel
either secular or religious. This fa
will be better understood when I sta
that the Southern Methodist Churc
with a.mnembership of three-quarters
a million,'and with a publishing hon
and stock worth over three hundr<
thousand dollars is yet unable to increa
the circulation of its paper, the Adt
cae, beyond a few thousands. And ti
same defect is seen in the Soutbe:
Presbyterian Church in the circulatic
of Church periodicals. The subscri
tion list of the Southern Presbyfieric
Quarery Review is very small cor
pared with what it should be. Til
and the Southrn Presbyterian, bothi
sued in Columbia, S. C., suffer mut
from the general indifference of tI
people to newspaper reading. Ar
this consideration will account in
large measure for the sectional prej
dices prevalent throughout the Sout
The people do not read, and therefo
know nothing beyond what transpir
in their immediate neighborhood. TI
county newspaper sometimes finds
way to the family fireside; but its chi
mission- seems to be the creation
strife and antagonisms, fanning into
white heat the old issues of the war ar
creating afresh all possible bitterne
between the South and North; for
the minds of these southern oracl
everything must be southernized,
else it is unclean.
Therefore, when the newspapers
the North tell you with so much gus
ing sympathy tbat the "poor prostra
South" has forgotten the past, and lon
to fraternally clasp hands over tI
o'blody chasm" in perfect reconcili
tion, they tell you what is not true no'
nor will be for years to come, until ti
people forget their prejudices, beconi
intelligent and adapt themselves to ti
new order of things. Much of this pa
tisan feeling comes from the blata:
speeches of the Hills and Toombs of t]
South; but I sincerely trust that tl
Centennial year wvill bring more ge
nine peace than we have known sin
In a future letter I will write abo
the Freedmen and the disadvantag
attending their education. There a
some things the Church ought to kno
before the meeting of the next Gener
The venerable Dr. Plumer, of ti
Theological Seminary of Columbia,
C., preached here in the Aveleigh Pre
byterian Church. The occasion w
one long to be remembered; the doct
was in his best mood, giving' to his a
ditors a soul-inspiring sermon; such
one as many of his old friends in All
gheny will recall with pleasure. 1)
P.,mm. is doing- a noble work for ti
FOR THE E1A
Our Washington Letter.
t WASHINGTON, D. C.,
t March 29, 1876.
CONNECTICUT WILL GO DEMOCRATIC.
A short time ago, Grant's Washing
ton Ring sent a man to Connecticut to
request the Chairmab of the Central
& Committee of that State to make a
a searching investigation of the probable
t result of the election on Monday,
8 April 3. The utmost pains were ta
e ken by the Connecticut radical official,
who was well paid by Grant's Ring
it for his labor, and was requested to
e give the facts, and the tacts only. His
C report, which has just arrived, has cast
r a gloom over Ring circles. He says
9 that he regrets to be obliged to state,
as the result of his investigation, that
the Democratic party will certainly
carry the State by a majority of about
A GOOD WORD FOR THE DEMOCRATIC
The dissemination of news from
f every portion of the civilized world to
e every other pnrtion, by telegraph, has
e made the correspondent a commenter
upon, rather than an announcer of,
events. Just at this time, Washing.
d ton is the scene of rapidly succeeding
incidents of vital interest to the coun
. try; and tb faithfully chronicle the
d details of each day's news would take
I. more space than many times the limitt
11 of a letter. Many things of impor.
h tance occur to which I do not ever
allude, because, before my letter can
n reach you, your readers will have be.
come familiar with the facts througl
the telegraph. But the telegraph can
1 do no more than furnish brief outlines,
1. and it is still the province of the cor.
f respondent to supply the substance 01
h such information as may be of specia
. interest to the reader. The corres.
0 pondent whom you know, and upon
d whose truthfulness you can depend, ii
d of special importance to your readert
1 at this time, when it is the universa
f. complaint of our party that the tele
s graph has been used against us in ar
e attempt to create public opinion ad
e verse to the Democratic House. N<
Congress has ever labored harder, o:
raccomplished more in the same lengtl
of time, than has the present one; yet
the impression has gone through thi
d country that valuable time has beer
, wasted, and nothing done' The worn
u. done has been, much of it, of a char
e* acter that renders Becrecy a necessity
atAnd, while the House may have ap
Speared to do little, the committeel
hhave labored incessantly, night anm
Sday. In addition to the necessar
to legislation, it has devolved upon t1h
.House to unearth and drag to the ligh
a mass of
offiial corruption and malfeasance ii
offce, without precedent in the histo
te ry of any government. The rottei
bt accumulations of fifteen years of Re
ts publican misrule are suddenly dia
eclosed, and lie festering in the public
fsight. The abuses and villainies whicl
r have been covered up and winked a
e by the Republican majorities of pre
- vious houses, it is the duty of the
'present democratic majority to uncov
t er. and to bring the guilty offcials t<
justice. This has been so well don'
o that there are at this time a score o1
se investigations in progress. A nd the
ad work is not yet half commenced
se With all that has been disclosed, thi
o- people are not prepared for the depti
ie of villainy that will yet be brought ti
m liho could have believed that mei
.could be found so lost to all sense o
a- honor or decency as to bury the bone
is of horses antd mules in the nationa
s- cemeteries, or worse, to divide on<
hbody into several parts, putting then
into different graves because they weri
a paid so much for each grave ? ,An
a yet this has been done by men hivins
i. in the very shadow of the Whit<
re House, and favored with the persona
s friendship of Grant himself.
ie The Land Offce has been filled witl
1jobs upon which thieves, big and little
of from Delano and his son, John. dowr
a to the chief clerk just dismissed, hav<
d fattened. But the day of reckoning
ss has come, and tbe facts will soon b<
t made public.
has created a very perceptible stir ii
ofpolitical circles in Washington, by th<
publication of a letter in favor of Til
s den. The fact that Mr. Blair is not
e Tilden man from personal preference
a- but from what he conceives to be parti
Y necessity gives more weight to his
ie views than they would otherwise have
ie One thing is noaticeable in connectior
._with this subject ; there is a growing
t disposition to consider the interest ol
ie the party as a unit, rather than thu
ie interest of any one section or faction
- The man who can carry the most
3 States will be the nominee, if thesu
twise counsels prevail; and whoever hu
may be, Hendricks, Thurman, Bayard
e Tilden, Davis or Parker, he will re
w ceive the united support of a part3
al organized for success, and not to bu
defeated by internal dissension. Ani
e to insure success beyond the chanct
Sof failure, he must be the man wh(
can draw the,.largest support from the
yr ranks of the enemy. Mr. Blair, Wh<
a- was a member of Lincoin's Cabinet
a says that Tilden is the man. and offeri
e- a strong argument to prove it. Ther<
r.|are men here to-day, bitterly op.
.epsdt idn eas fhsat
FoE= T XE REA.D.
GREENVILLE, S. C.,
April 1st, 1876.
Court has been in session here for
three weeks, and still continues, His
Honor Judge Cooke presiding. On
Wednesday last the libel case of Capt.
Wm. Earle against the Enterprise &
Mountaineer was entered into. This
case seems to excite a lively interest,
and since its beginning the court house
has from day to day been crowded.
Among the dirtinguished persons in
attendance we notice General Garling
ton, formerly of Newberry. The first
three days we:e almost wholly occu
pied with the examination of the wit
nesses for the defendant, the fourth
day-Saturday-with those for the
plaintiff. The remainder of the term
will be consumed by this case. Coun
sel for the defendant-Gen. M. C.
Butler, ex-Governor Bonham, Col.
Wn. H. Perry and Maj. Whitner
Symmes. Counsel for the plaintiff
Gen. Samuel McGowan, Cols. Coth
ran, Simpson and Moore. To this
counsel why not add' the name ol
Judge Cooke ? Perhaps it is only the
fear of another libel case which pre
vents our so doing. Court is being
held from 10 o'clock in the morning
until dark, with an intermission ol
about an hour and a half for dinner.
His Honor certainly deserves credil
for the business done during this term.
FOE THE HERALD.
CHAPPELL'S, S. C., April 2d, 1876.
BURGLARY AND LARCENY.
The store of Mr. W. L. Andrews o
this place was broken intio on Wednes
day night, the 29th of March, while th(
clerk, Mr. W. C. Hill, had gone to hii
supper, and goods abstracted to th
amount of from one to two hundre<
dollars, consisting of ready-made cloth
ing, such as coats, pants, vests, shirts
&c., homespans, several bolts jeans
shawls, tobacco, soap and various othe:
articles and notions. The money drawe
was broken open and about twenty dol
lars in cash taken from it, with abou
five dollars in five-cent nickel pieces
The store was entered bybreaking ope
the back door. The force applied wa
so great that the hasp and screws tha
held the lock bolt was bursted off and
the store entered. Mr. Hill returne<
from his supper in about a half an hon
and found the door open and the stor
No clue to the thieves.
Mr. W. R. Smith also had his meai
house broken into a few nights previoum
but fortunately Mris. Smith had re
moved all the meat and other prorision~
the day before to a more secure locality
therefore the burglars and would-b:
rrobbers failed to carry out their thievini
tThere seems to be a perfect systemc
thieving and robbery in the neighbo
hood, as the farmers cannot leave an;
of their implements in the field ove
night or they will be stolen.
A good many of them have lost ploi
stocks, plow-hoes, single trees, shovel
-hoes, gears, &c. Everything has to b
brought up to the house at night ani
locked up. J. 0. D.
FoR THE HERAI-D.
-It was our privilege as well as pleas
ure to be present at the 18th Anniver
sary Celebration of the Excelsior Lit
erary Society of Newberry College
WaIhalla, which came oftf with grea
eclat on Friday evening, 31st ult. ~A
the appointed hour the exercises wer
opened with prayer by Rev. Praof. Gec
W. Holland, after .which Mr. W. .J
Stribling of Texas, President of the S&
'ciety, in one of his usual, practical an
logical speeches, portraying the bene
ficial results of a thorough educatio:
upon the rising generation, and urgina
upon the people the necessity of educa
ting their children, introduced the ora
tar of the occasion, Mr. Geo. T. Stril
ling, of Oconee, S. C., whose well-times
remarks met with a hearty approva
from the large audience before him.
Next followed the discussion of th<
question, "Ought the learned profession
be considered more honorable than tb
other vacations of life?"
The affirmative was espoused by Mr
D. A. Zeagler, of Orangeburg, in
neat, sensible address-arguing that thb
learned were mhore able to grapple witl
the vexed questions of the day, while hi
opponent, Mr. C. M. Efird, of Lexing
ton, S. C.. contended that the skillfc
use of the tools of the workshop and thi
implements of the farm conferred th<
most honor and independence. Whil<
bth of these young gentlemen acquit
ted themselves well, it would be in
vidous in us to express our opinion a
to which of them proved his point mos1
Thus closed the exercises, edifying
and interesting to all, evincing a thor
ough training in. the school-room, fa
with Rev. J. P. Smeltzer, D). D., RevE
Geo. W. Holland and J. F. Probst, and
Profs. D. Arrington and D. B. Busby, al
Professors, any college may boast of in
structing young men propurlyto grappl<
with the emergencies now before us.
We noticed some improvements il
the town of WaIhalla since our las
visit to that place, showing a degree o
prosperity not now generally seen, an<
we attribute this to the location of th
College there. But for the oversight c
some, Newbemty to-day would be reap
ing the advantages of a thorough scho
A FEW TONS OF -FIRST CLASS GU
ANO, for sale at A REDUGED PRICE by
A. D. LO.VELAGE.
Apr. 5, 14-it.
South Carolina Medical As
The Annual Meeting of the South Caro
lina Medical Associatio-i_will take place in
Columbia, on Tuesday, April 11th, 1876.
HENRY D. FRASER,
Apr. 5, 14-2t.
IM GZAM61 AD
ADDREss, POOLE & HUNT.
Apr. 5, 1876-.14-ly.
THE LITEST NOELIMS
IN NOTE PAPEUS
Together with other articles i Stationery
Just received ;t. theX
HERILD BOOK STO
Mar. 29, 13-tf.
Consisting in part of
Single and Double Geraninn Su1sn ad.
Double Fuchsias,:Red and7NNAO
Heliotropes, Century Plants, Njj
ing CereusiIce, Air and Wax-PI.an* i
and Basket Plants, Japonicas,,.-P ide
rBananas, and fifty other varieties of Plan,
ress, &c. Grown from SeedaudPhnt
r obtained from the -fnost celebrate& yssia
of the United States.
PlAntil from 10 inches to t '12t
height, in 4 and 6 inch Pots, from,14 t40
cents each. Larger Plants and Fots.i
proportion. Delivered fre -on bosd ,he
care. J. F. 0. :JijfPE
- Abbevilie G. 8O,
LMar. 29, 138.
rHa.ving made a-settlement on the Estate
of George W. Koon, deceased, I will-apply -
to the Court of Probate fdr Ne*berry
County on'the 29th day of :April, 187 or
a final discharge as Administrator.
- THOS. V. WICKER,
'March 25, 1878-13-5t.
STATE OF SOUTH ONOTl\
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN THE PROBATE- COURT~
D. . Henry Wheeler, 'asA A -
ministrator of the Estate-of IComplaint
Ca ~rolineSummDer,deceased, to Sell
. Henry Summer, Joh-nH. SuhI- Pay4~ba
rmer, Martha Kibler, Mary 4 .yi
Rikard, Thompson Kemp- -
.son, Cincinnati Epting, Cal-i
edonia Summer, Caidwell I Asets
BSummer, McFall Mathewsd iadle
Sondley Mathews and A&r- I elief.
chy Mills, Defendants. -
On hearing the Complaint herein; and on
motion of Messrs. Jones,-Jones & Mower,
Plaintifs Attorneys, -
It is ordered, That the Credtots of Caro. --
line Summer, deceased, render in .and- es. -
tablish their demands by the. 1st dag of -
~April, 1876. *1
It is further ordered, That the said Cred
itors of Caroline Summer, deceased, be en
joined from enforcing the collection f their
,demands except in this case. -
J. C. LEA HY, JA P.
March 21, 1876. 13-2t.
IN THE DISTRICTX 0URT. 4OF
THE UNITED STATES -)IS
TRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
,IN RE ) otce
dThos. B. Kennerly, to
SNOTIG,E is hereby given that a meeting
iiof the Creditors of said Bankrupt -wjf -be
held at Newberry C. H., ON TBE20TH
APRIL NEXT, AT 12 I., in -the office of
the undersigned Register,- for the purpose
~-of examining into the validity of-the.olaima
.presented, previous to ? finalsettlement. of
said Estate. C. G. JAEGEE~
N 6ewberry, S. C., 20th Marc,87612-St
AND ICE1IN SEASON.
The subscriber respectfully informs the
public of Newberry, that he is prepared to
supply them in the aboye necessary ar.ticles
frpm this date. Havit dug a -large dry
Swell, and with all the required facilities,
She will keep on hand an adequate quantity
of ICE d thu beble to m theent
of the people -
A A REAOABLE PRWCE.
AlH orders for any of the above must- be
Baccompanied with the cash.
Mar. 22, 12-5t.J
COME AND SEE.
Sinus' Star Seed Plaiter and
I will take pleasure in showing it, and
believe I can sell you one. Drills cotton
jbeautifully and will save ytou labor aRl
through the season. Puts yonr~. guano
down in any quantity desired. -Plants cora
-1, 2, 3 or 4 feet apart, also peas. Drills
eany small grain, wheat, rice, &.- Band oR
machine will not run off. - Coverers cover
splenidly. No casting about the Planter.
Any ordinary mechanic can - p2ke them.
?This machine will save-the.labor of one
horse and two hands.
A pply for terms to
La. R. MARAHALL,
N. B.--Agents wanted in every .County.
Mr. i5, 11-tf.
T rw IinRnK T1