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TIOS. F. GRENEKER, EDITOR,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, .APR. 19, 1876.
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 offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
The Republican State Conven
tion and its Lessons.
We do not now-desire to speak of the
disgraceful proceedings of that body
on the first day of its assembling, nor
of the discussions and intrigues that
were carried on. We wish onlv to
shows the facts it'demonstrated and
Jhe lessons we might draw therefrom.
That the majority of the Republican
party cannot be relied on. for a sus
tained reform movement is one fact
that has thereby been undeniably es
tablished. It had been suggested that
ideas of a higher morality and of
reform had of late been instilled into
the masses, and that the me bers of
the Legislature were not the proper
representatives of the present senti
meets of the Republican party; now
here we have these delegates red-hot
from the people. In the first instance
the leaders of the corrupt faction, the
adherents of Whipper and Moses, show
their familiar faces in the Convention;
but how did they act ? Now, Gov.
Chamberlain is certainly the represen
tative of the reform party, if r-gene
ration has to be brought about from
within. The election of temporary
chairman of the Convention offered an
infallible test of the status of the dif
ferent factions; for Chamberlain voted
all those who desired reform; for Swails
those who had from the beg;inning
used their offices for selfish purposes,
and with new additions-fresh from
the people-may be styled the faction
of corruptionists. Chamberlain re
ceived 40 votes, Swails 80. Two-thirds
of the party, it appears, cannot be relied
on in their professions of reform. On
the second day they evidently were
ashamed of their heathenish behavior
on the first .day, and fearing the evil
-consequences of their disgraceful ac
by an intellectual and moral power
vastly superior to theirs, they seemingly
repented, and elected Gov. Chamber
lain and some of his adherents to
the National Couvention. Nobody
can be deceived by that; whenever
the pressure of controlling mnen.tal
power and the fear of injurious conse
queoces be removed, they will fall back
to their normal condition in which
they voted against Gov. Chamberlain
in the convention. There is as little
- confidence to be placed in these mo
mentary moral awakenings as in the
shouting and foaming at the mouth of
an ignorant negro at. the camp meet
ing. The conversion may be genuine;
few people, however, would keep their
hen-houses unlocked on that supposi
tion. We may put it down as irrefu
tably proven by the convention that
the professions of the majority are
spurious, and no reform can be reason
ably expected-from them.
In the next place we find one faction
of the party, respectable in character
and numbers, the honest advocates of
reform. By what ulterior motives the
Governor may have been act.uated in
having not only advocated but practiced
reform, it is useless to inquire; if a wan's
political ambition may be reconciled
with the public good, we can find no fault
with him; without such ambition we
could find no com.petent publie servants
in an honestly administered govern
mnent. It is plain as day that without
the aid of that wing of the Republican
party which Gov. Chamberlain repre
sents we cannot institute a reform gov
ernent. unless the Demnocrats resort
.to intimidation, bribery and lying ; and
no such means will be advocated by
any honest man; it would bear bad fruit
if successful. It is a mere matter of
arithmetic to find that the Democr~atic
vote alone cannot carry the State.
Now, if this reform wing of the Re
publican party should organize and
present themselves to us for co opera
tion in the cause of reform it would
be folly to refuse; and it would be just
to allow them an influence in the gov
ernment proportionate to their numn
bers. But as we have said on a pre.
vious occasion, we cannot organize for
them. They must -take the initiative
in the matter, and until that is done
we can only proceed in the plain path
of. duty of trying to convince those
who compose -the reform wing that
the majority of their party are beyond
redmpton enet through a long
A -New Departure in Religion.
We have learnt a good deal from
our Northern neighbors of late years,
and still have a great deal more to
learn which would prove of permanent
value to us. There are, however,
sprouting up from time to time strange
and rank plants in that fertile soil
which we have to class with the dock
and dog-feunel. and which we should
not like to see transplanted into our
Southern gardens. The latest clerical
excitement in Boston is the preaching
of the Rev. Joseph Cooke. He says
it is his Gospel to teach "clear ideas
on religion," the harmony of science
and reason with the doctrines of trini
tarian orthodoxy. We have always
been taught that these fundawen
tal doctrines of Christianity were
mysteries and objects of faith lihat
could not be understood until our eyes
were unsealed by the light-of another
world ; that their being incompre
hensible was of their very essence.
Now here are religious ideas made
clear and Trinity reconciled not only
with reason but with modern science,
probably on Darwinian principles and a
three-cornered protoplasm. We should
for a little while longer prefer to hear
the simplicity of the Gospel as it is
dispensed from our pulpits.
So much for the new doctrine, we
cannot say that we admire the new
manner any better. The Rev. DeWitt
Talmage, a shining light of on.e of the
largest congregations in America, has
published a fourth volume of sermons;
we give an extraet from one of those
recently published called "The Old
Corn of Canaan." Our ministers have
too much sense to imitate such elo
quence. The ignorance in reference
to the 'corn,' which the learned divine
supposes to be Indian corn, and which,
as everybody knows, is a native of
America, is really refreshing:
But after fourteen thousand six
hundred consecutive days ~of falling
manna-Sundays excepted-the man
na ceased. Some of them were glad
of it. You know. that they had com
plained to their leader, and wondered
that they had to eat manna instead of
onions. Now the fare is changed.
Those people in that army under
forty years of age had never seen a
cornfield, and now, when they hear the
leaves rustling and see the tassels
waving and the billows of green flow
ing over the plain as the wind touched
them, it must have been a new and
livly sensation. "Corn !" cried the
old man. as he husked an ear. "Corn !"
cried the children, as they counted the
shining grains. "Corn !" shouted the
vanguard of the host, as they burst
population, the granaries that had been
left in the possession of the victorious
Israelites. Then the fire was kindled,
and the ears'of corn were thrust intc
it, and, fresh and crisp and tender,
were devoured of the hungry victors.
Where in the name of commot
sense did those Canaanites get their
seed corn from ? Did some ancestol
of lRed Cloud or Spotted Tail send il
by Adams' Express? It is to be won
dered that these victorious Israelites
being so fond of native Americar
productions, did not have a possun:
supper with sweet potatoes and per
simmon beer, and smoked their Havana
segars before lying down on thei1
buffalo robes, or falling asleep on 2
pile of loose cotton in a-gin-house
''Corn!I' shouted the children, as they
counted the shining grains." Hoby
did the desert-born children knov
what corn was ? Hungry childret
counting the grains, children as tired
of manna-but enough of such non.
The State Medical Society.
This Society adjourned its annua
meeting at Columbia on last Wednes
day, after having discussed many sub
jects of great interest to the profes
sio. but-of course-to a great ex
tet unintelligible to the uninitiated
The following officers were elected fo:
the ensuing year:
President, Dr. J. F. M. Geddings
First Vice-President, Dr. J. C
Second Vice-President, Dr. J. HI
Third Vice-President, Dr. J1. C
Corresponding secretary, Dr. J. S
Recording Secretary, Dr. H. D
Treasurer, Dr. T. Grange Siteons
Our learned townsman, Dr. Jamie
McIntosh, was elected chairman of th
Society. _____ ___
The Legislature adjourned last Fri
day merning without any one bein;
aware of such speedy dissolution. Th
Senate adjourned first and left th
House transacting business in blissfu
ignorance of the nullity of all sue1
Itransactions. We are sorry that a resc
lution extending the time for the co]
lection of taxes has thus been kille'
Grant has expressed his preference
The Turkish rebellion is spreading
All Bosnia is in revolt.
A French steamer has sailed for
Philadelphia with 1.200 tons of Cen
We can assure our readers that we
know nothing of the status of the
Beecher case and-care less.
Tilden and Hendricks are now the
prominent competitors for the Demo
cratic nominution. Tilden a length
and a half ahead.
There is a surplis of the damages
paid by Great Britan to the United
States in the Alabama case. Nobody
knows what to do with it. Send it
over this way ; our devil says he will
take it and ask no questions.
A new institution is the New York
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children. Bergh is one of the of
ficers. The society was incorporated
last April, and has already investigated
over three hundred complaints.
The old tree, which tradition says
has stood for over one hundred years
in front of the store on King street,
Charleston, now occupied by Furch.
gott. Benedict & Co., has been re
moved. An old landmark gone.
Dr. Ensor, we learn from-the Union
Herald, is considering thje propriety
of severing his connexion with the*
Lunatic Asylum in a short time; he
complains of having to battle for nine
months to provide the means of sub
sistence for the iustitution.
London society has adopted a new
amusement. This is found in dancing
quadrilles without the accompaniment
of instrumental music-the dancers
themselves singing their own dance
music. This consists, generally, of
simple nursery thymes; for inst~ance,
"Little Bo-Peep," "Old Mother Hub
bard," and other old-fashioned tuues.
The Sunday Star astonishes us
with the wonderful tale of Capt. Vil
liams' new enterprise of driving four
whales across the Atlantic; the boat
to contain 250 berths and other accom
modations in accordance. His whales
are already tamed in his private pond
and his harness is ready. Tickets $50
in gtold, or $75 for the round trip.
Their diving is prevented by an in
genious piece of mechanism attached
to the collar, which pricks them when
ever the least effort at a plunge is
of New York, died very suddenly last
week, richer than Astor and Vander
bilt a few short days ago. We need
say little about him for he was one of
the best kno wn men in America; few,
however, have any idea of the immense
business he conducted. He had two
great dry goods palaces ; of the one in
10th Street, an exebange speaks as
"Stewart's Tenth street store is the
largest establishment of the kind in
the world. There is nothing of the
sort in London or Paris which at all
approaches it. There ar'e eight floors
-two below and six above ground,
each covering an area of two and one
quarter acres-thus making a total of
eighteen acres, devoted to. retail dry
goods purposes. It requires 520 horse
power to heat the building, run the
elevators, and work the sewing ma
chines, which are placed in a row on
the fourth floor. There are about two
thousand emp)loyees und~er pay. -The
disbursements for running expenses
are over a million of dollars per an
num. The wholesale and retail es
tablishments combined have sold as
high as $50,000,000 in one year. At
present they probably run in thbe neigh
borhood of $33.0 00,000 per annum."
He had a city of his own on Long
Island known as the Garden City and
his own railroad to it ; extensive mills
near Fishill, wherc he intended to
compete with France in the mnanufac
ture of fine fabries. He died worth up
wards of S70:000,000, how much up
wards we cannot tell. Those who de
sire success in business should adopt
his simple and sound principles-tc
have but one price, and that as low as
he thought he could afford to sell his
goods; to make no misrepresentation
in regard to goods; to deal with all
customers alike; to advertise liberally
and constantly, and to buy only for
cash. We are not a believer in muil.
lioaires ; a man should strive after at
ample competency and no more. W
think that a millionaire is a public
nuisance-perhaps because we are
none, and have no nearer kin in that
Iline thani the Jenning's estate. It is.
however, better to acquire wealth by
adherence to the above principles that
to try Belknap's plan..
The Mormons are quite sensible in
reference to the execution of a con
victed murderer-they give him his
choice to he hanged, shot or beheaded
It is fair; if a. poor fellow has a fancj
for either manipulation let him be
indulged in it. They might, however
extend the catalogue a little; somc
fellow mi~rht want to be bored to death
Some politicians have figured out
to their own satisfaction that it may
depend upon the vote of South Caro
lina in the electoral college to decide
the choice of the people for President.
The presence of several Northern cor
respondents at the Republican Con
veotion in Columbia. seems to indicate
that an unusual interest is being at
tached to the political affairs in this
State. We hope that this will induce
each party to put up its bes-t man so
that in either case we may have a
good Government. Auybody almost
but Blaine. He affects our mental
tactiles liks a snake does our physical.
The Republican State Convention,
after a very turbulent meeting, during
which chairs were menacingly lifted,
pistols displayed and threats profusely
indulged in orally and ntherwise, and
after a scene of excitement, noise and
confusion, in comparison ta which
Pandemonium is an Arcadian shepherd
scene, the following delegates were
elected to the National Convention at
First District.-S. A. Swails and
J. H. Rainey.
Second District.-H. G. Worthing
ton and W. J. McKinley.
Third District.-H. C. Corwin and
W. B. Nash.
Fourth District.-A. S. Wallace
and John Winsmith.
Fifth District.-Robert Smalls and
The delegates at large were then
elected, as follows:
R. B. Elliott, D. I. Chamberlain,
R. H. Gleaves, J. J. Patterson.
FoR THE HErALD.
South Carolina Presbytery.
The South Carolina Presbytery met
in the Presbyterian Church, at An
derson C. H., on Wednesday eveing,
5th inst., and was opened with a ser
won by the last Moderator.
Rev. Dr. Jacobs was chosen Mode
rator, and his son, Rev. J. R. Jacobs,
Twenty-seven ministers and as many
or more iuling elders were present
during the meeting, which vlosed on
Saturday night. 8th inst.
Rev. J. S. Young was dismissed to
Nashville Presbytery, Tenn.; Rev. L.
K. Glasgow, to Concord Presbytery,
N. C.; Rev. W. H. Davis, to Augusta
Presbytery, Ga.; and Licentiate Jas.
Y. Fair, to Central Presbytery, Miss.
Revs. Dr. Adger and J. G. Law,
and Ruling Elders G. McD. Miller
and S. P. Dendy, were elected Com
missioners to the General Assembly.
The pastoral relation between Rev.
J.(i. Law and~ihe~WaihTa C~hureT
was dissolved. It was with deep re
gret that this Church gave its consent
to the dissolution.
Ministers by twos were appointed
to visit and hold meetings during the
coming Summer, at all the vacant
Churches, and those that have preach
ing only once a month.
A son of Rev. John McLees was
taken under the care of Presbytery,
with the view to his studying for the
The Presbytery decided not to act
with the General Assembly's Commit
tee of Education, but to look after and
provide for its own candidafes; and
to this end all the Churches are to
send the money raised for the cause
of Education, to Rev. F. Jacobs, D.D.,
Cokesbury, S. C., who was elected
Chairman of the Presbytery's Commit
tee of Eduacation.
The consideration of the Synod's
proposition in regard to the readjust
ment of the lines of the Presbyteries,
was postponed urtil the next meeting
The Fall Meeting is to be. held at
Niety-Six, beginning on Wednesday
evening before the second Sabbath in
The hospitality of the citizens of
Anderson was overflowing.
Oflicial List of Patents
Issued by the United States Patent
Office, for the week ending Friday,
Apr. 7th, 1876. -Reported for the
HEAlD) by Louis Bagger & Co., So
licitors of Patents, Washington, D. C.
174,937. Cotton Presses; 0. H.
BeldeD, Newberg, Tenn.
174,968. Side-Bar Wagons ; D.
MVaw, Gallatin, Tenn.
175,002. Portable Elevators; V.
Andry, New Orleans, La.
175,005. Folding Tables; J. E.
Anold, B3renham, Texas.
175,020. Gas-Liquieffing Pumps;
J. Boyle, Houston, Texas.
175,023. Churns; J. T. Brown,
Morrisville, Fredericksburg, Va.
175,049. Reducers for Seption
Bottles; E. Deblieux, New Orleans,
175,086. Cloth-Measuring Appa
ratus; B. M. Harrod, New-Orleans,
Hatcher, Cottonld Latr; .T
175,109. Cottonld Preses H.B
Jone,19 Burton re sse;H..
175e,1. B rts evees;..Nw
ton,11. Grass e vees;R.Nw
En Anorto Enn
FOR THE HERALD.
BnOAD RIVER, April 10th, 1876.
MR. EDIToP--Recent developments show
L de:-ree of corruption and fraud in all
ranches of government that puts upon. re
.ord as being without a parallel in the bisto
ry of ipublican governments, and places
>ur country, so long known and honor cd as
"the land of the free and the home of the
brave," in disrepute among the nations of
the earth. Oar highest officials, most trust.
ed officers, have lowered themselves to the
pitiable position of accepting bribes, embez
zling the public money, and disgracing their
offices for personal aggrandizement. The re
cent conduct of several officials of high
standing should certainly bring the tinge to
the cheek of every man who loves the honor
of his country. But still, day after day, we
hear of more corruptions, briberies and de
faulters, and it is high time that the whole
people should rise and with one accord throw
off this political incubus that has for years
been weighing them down. The National
Democratic party have started out in good
earnest to rid the country of these usurpers,
political speculators and dishonest officials.
All will watch with interest the coming Pres
idential canvass that is to decide for the na
tion whether they are to have reform and
honest government, or to continue in the
ruts and sluices of corruption. But this
contest should be one in which the white
voters of South Carolina should remain as
idle spectators. We have no voice, part nor
parcel in the Presidential election. Our vote
counts nothing so long as the Republican
party are in the majority. Such being the
case, South Carolina should not espouse the
cause of either party, for in doing this she
may injure her interest at home. In fact it
matters but little to us who the President of
the United States is, as he can be of little
service to us in regard to State ma:ters. The
paramount duty of South Carolinians is to
see that we have good and honest officers
and a stable government at home. It is here
that we pay.our taxes, follow our vocations
and rear and educate our children. It is
here that we have our home and comforts
during life, and a resting place after death.
In oar State laws we are more directly inter
ested and affected, for by these we prosper,
have p.ace and protection, or burdensome
tixation, strife and insecurity, as the laws
be good or bad. For these and many other
reasons, we owe our first duty and allegiance
:o South Carolina.
It is a matter of fact that South Carolina,
since the war, has had the most corrupted
government, her people worse gored, than
any of the other reconstructed States. The
white people are not directly responsible for
this, for they have used all of their available
strength to restore our beloved State to her
former prestige. But being so far in the
minority they were powerless, it not being a
coutest of parties-the whites were known as
Democrats, the colored, Republicans. Names
to us, of no meaning, but taken up, as if by
chance, for distinction sake. After the first
election it was plainly shown that the whites
or Democrats were far in the minority.
Since that time yarious devices and plans
were formed to induce the colored voters to
vote the white or D)emocratic ticket; but the
greater the arguments apd inducements, the
greater the disposition to Tote against it.
They offered a compromise, a coalition,
placed the nego upon the white ticket, but
to no purpose. They were, and still are, dis.
trustful, and stand aloof from anything that
sounds of Democrat. This is the fruits of
their early training. Now it behooves the
a+?.OPia art$nmaCarollna to avo1tr ttre
excitement of a Presidential campaign, and
look matters square in the face. Let us ex
amine facts, not theories. Let us look at
matters as they really exist, not as we would
like to have them. Here is the situation
the whites have the property,'t.he education
and the minority ; the colored the majority
alone. Now how is the minority to rule the
majority? This is a problem we have yet to
solve. The pla'n by which the Democratic
leaders propose to wrest this power from
the Republicans is perfect and well laid theo
retically, but will it admit of practice ? To
look at it from one stand point it looks as
plain as a turnpike.- The whites have the iu.
tellect, the property, and almost everything
by which the negro has his existence-the
house that gives him shelter, the laud on
which he lives and expects to be buried, the
water on which he quenches his thirst, and
almost the very air he breathes, all, all is
either owned or controlled by the whites,
but still the negro is our political master.
They make our laws, tax our property, roh
and plunder the public treasury. This is a
sad state of affairs, but nevertheless true.
Now to reverse all this, arc the white peo.
pe going to do any more than cast- their
vote ? Are they going to make any sacrifices 5
Are they willing to curtail their farms to one
half or thre-quarters ? Will they employ less
labor? Will they refuse to hire those whc
voted the Repeblican ticket? Will they give
their hearts and purses to the Democracy, ai
they did to the Confederacy ? We ask the
question, will also those who say they wan1
reform and good government make thest
sacrifices? W e answer, No. You hear daily
cries of hard times, no money, nor credit
and every one has the remedy at hand
"Plant less cotton and-m ore grain," till les
land and till it at~Ler, hire less labor and cx
penses are smaller. These answers are almos
on every one's tongue, and the theory is good
but who practices what is daily preached tC
them? WVhen the time comes to arrange fo:
another crop, you see farmers taking in a
little more land, put in a little more cotton,
hire a few more hands if he can get them,
and plant a little less corn, with the hop<
that every other farmer will take the advice
then cotton will be high, and he realize
good margin by looking out for No. 1. ThI.
indomitable self-interest, that works so mute
rially against our pecuniary interest, a1s<
works against our political interest. WV
see it in every phase of li'fe, among all occa
pations and profeseions, the high or the low
rich or poor, it has always existed, and wil
remain nntil the end of time. It cannot bi
changed or controlled, so it must be acceptet
as facts and used accordingly.
It is plain to every candid, thinking mai
that it is impossible to elect a straight Demo
cratic ticket in'South Carolina, in fact it i
exceedingly doubtful whether a ticket, equal
ly divided can be elected. Now, what i
really best for us. for all classes, leaving on
desires and prejudices out of the question
Is it to our interest to keep up useless hos
tility 'to the Republican party, or to cast on
vote silently for honest and competent mct
without regard to party or politics? Thi
question is easily answered.
It is this hated opposition to the Republi
can party that keeps it alive. The best stel
forward b~y the Democrats binds the negroei
together in a solid phalanx-the least breati
from the Democrats fans to a fiame the Re
publican embers. It was President Johnson'
opoiint oges htcmne h
opbion membenrs and cemntheods th
I ~dansiLcoe rudu.W et
Republican members and caused the cords t<
s s.- am ,.a. omnna ne We see thi
since the war by the deadly opposition of the
Democrats. We do not mean by this that
Democrats should fold their hands in silence
and drift Into passive indifference. By no
mean s. There is work for them to do, and
to do it effectually, they must organize and
cast a solid vote for such men as are honest
and capable, let them be Democrats, Repub
licans or Independents. Once this hue and
cry against the Republican party is hushed,
and the people prove that they want good
men-not good Democrats-in office, the Re
publican party will split and fall to pieces of
its own accord. It is impossible for the party
to carry long this dead weight without a
powerful momentum. It wouldsoon be divided
into different factions. To have any show of
success, it would be compelled to put forward
such men as would be acceptable to the
white people, for the whites, votfbg together,
could elect either ticket. We do not advo
cate a coalition or faion with washy or
broken down politicians, who drift from
place to place by every wind that blows, but
vote for good men, witbout regard to party.
The object of the Democracy-good gov
ernment-can only be attained in South Caro
lina by two courses, as we have already men
tioned. First, by running a straight Demo
eratic ticket and every man doing his duty,
that is, put aside this awful self and sacrifice
his personai interests for his country's good;
or, vote only for good men nominated by the
The past demonstrates which is most likely
to succeed. COUNTRYMAN.
FoR THE HERALD.
Our Washington Letter.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
April 12, 1876.
The question of the nominiations at
St. Louis is still the most absorbing in
private conversation amoug Demo
crats. There are many shades of opin
ion ; but it is very ident that-the
statement in favor of some man who
can certainly draw the vote of disaf
fected Republicans, and hold those
Eastern States that are now Demo
cratic, is becoming stronger every day.
Tqhat without those States, the party
cannot elect its nominee, is admitted.
The announcement that Horatio Sey
mour, together with Charles O'Con
nor, and men of that stamp, will head
the New York delegation in favor of
Samuel J. Tilden, has given Tilden
more strength than he has had at any
time heretofore. A warm friend of
Gov. Hendricks said to me, yesterday,
that for the first time he began to see
the possible necessity for taking up an
Eastern man. There is no disposition
to abandon to abandon favorite candi
dates anywhere; but there is an evi
dent determination to do whatever
may eventually ap~pear to be for the
best interest of the party as a whole.
Success is the watchword of the party,
and if the Republicans expect to see
are doomed to disappointment.
GEN. SHERMAN AS A TALKER.
It seems to be a settled thing that
General Sherman will soon remove his
headquarters from St. Louis to Wash
ington, where they properly belong.
Notwithstanding statements to the
contrary, he left Washington solely on
account of his personal dislike of Sec
retary Belkrxap, who took every oc'ea
.n to ignore him, and sent official
munications directly to officers of
the army without transmitting them
thrrough General Sherman and the:
regular military channels. General
Sherman is a queer combination of the
constituent elements of humanity.
HOW UNCLE SAM'S MONEY GOES.
The Senate Committee on Educa
tion and Labor is composed of Messrs.
Patterson, Morton, Morrill, (Vt.,)
Buruside, Bruce, (darkey,) Sharon,
Gordon, Maxey and Key. The dis
tinguishied chairman of the Committee
(Patterson, of South Carolina,) had
the honor of being jailed for perjury,
or some other crime of equal gravity,
just before comuing to the United States
Senate. He was fortunate enough to
evade a trial, however ; and, in order
to show their sympathy with him, his
brother radic~als of the Senate made
him Chairman of the important Com
mit tee referred to at the special session
of the Senate, last Spring. Thus far.
the-Committee has not held a single
session, and it is safe to predict it
never will, so long as Patterson re
maios chairrman. His associates, even
his radical brethren, refuse to attend
the meetings of the Committee; and
the result is, that he constitutes him
self that lbody, and employs a clerk
who has nothing to do except to draw
his pay-$7.20 per day, Sundays' in
luded. If this session of Congress
lasts-through June, this Government
beat") will have drawn over $1,500
for seven months of idleness. Under
similar circumstances, however, it has
always been understood in the Senate,
csince the prevalence there of Grant
istm, that the chairman of the comn
mittee gets half of his loafing clerk's
salary, much to the disgust of the lat
ter. This particular Committee seems
to be especially unfortunate in its
chairmen. During the Forty-third
Congress the chairmanship was held
by an unlettered Texau, named Flan
aran, who never rose in his place in
the Senate but to make an ass of him
.elf. He authorized his sn, fully as
FoR THE HERALD.
With heartfelt sorrow we chronicle
he death of Miss Emma Parker, which
sad event has cast a gloom over our en
tire illage. Miss Parker was a daugh
ter of Dr. Parker, of Columbia, (who
for many years so ably superintended
the Lunatic Asylum of that city), and
had been a resident of our town scarce
two months when the dreadful accident
occurred which resulted in her death.
Going from her boarding house to the
Female College, a half mile distant, she
bad almost reached her destination,
when ori passing the carriage shop of
Mr. J. Archer, a gentleman called out,
"Stop! your dress is on fire!" She looked
back. and- saw herself enveloped in
flames, but stood perfectly still, display
ing unsurpassed heroism and unequaled
self-possession. Brave men Tushed to
the rescue and by their united efforts,
quelled the fierce flames. Miss Parker
was then carried to the cellege, where
her wounds were skillfully dressed, and
lady friends without number stood day
and night by her bed-side, bestowing
every attention upon the fair sufferer
which love and sympathy could dictate,
prominenfamong whom was Miss Wag
ner. who .proved in this hour of trial
the priceless value of true friendship.
Dr. Parker and family were telegraphed
for. and arrived the morning after the
accident, at three o'clock, by a special
train. Sad reunion for those fond pa
rents-thus to meet their darling, with
whom they had parted in all the joy and
gladness of youth and loveliness, now
prostrate on a bed of suffering, all of
which was borne with silent resignation,
not a inurmur escaped her lips. With
all the implicit love and trust of a re
generated soal, she placed her hands in
those of her Saviour, seeming to say,
Lead me all my journey through,
Take me home to dwell with you,
Sad, sad event-our hearts mourn for
the gentle stranger who has passed
from our iMidst, and we wonder why
the Father heeded not the united prayers
which daily arose for her recovery. But
"God's ways are not our ways" and we
how in meek submission to His holy
will. To the fond parents and relatives
we extend our warmest sympathy,
knowing that the Christian's hope sus
tains them in this their great bereave
ment; that over all, the glory of celes
tial love breaks, enabling them to ex
Nearer my God to thee,
Nearer to thee;
E'en though it be a dross
That raiseth me.
FOB 'rBE HEA-D
Rev. O. B. Stuart and L. ft.
MR. EDrroR :-By the courteous invi)
tation of our venerable-and beloved pas
t,.REo. J. L 1enner1y, the palpitof
the Williamston Presbyterian Church
was filled on Sabbath last, at different
hours, by the Rev. C. B. Stuart and
J. R. Jacobs, two of the many bright
ornaments which gild by their intrinsic
merit the South Carolina Presbytery.
Their sermons, replete with wisdom
and piety, wore happily and forcibly
delivered-each in their own pecculiar
style. Large and attentive congrega
tions eagerly flocked to the sanctuary,
and listened with profound interest to
these heaven-sent messengers as they
plead earnestly, eloquently, with all the
boldness of a Peter, the zeal of a Paul,
and the rapture of a John, for the Mas
ter's cause; and melting hearts were
fain to exclaim:
Jesus let me cleave to thee,
Thou my one thing needful be.
It was .my privilege to know Mr.
Jacobs in the days of my childhood. I
met him under the hospitable roof of
his father, Rev. Ferdinand Jacobs, D.P.,
when first entering on my collegiate
course; and his boyish efforts to cheer
and gladden the weary, home-sick child
whose heart was ever pining for the
loved ones far away, will always be
pleasantly remembered, and I was glad
to meet him one again in the broad
arena of life. I recognize in the man
the same noble spirit of self-denial,
united with an elevated devotion to the
profession he has chosen. I bid him
"God speed" in his tnission of labor and
love. May we soon have the pleasure
of welcoming them both again to our
little village: May every effort of these
indefatigable laborers in the vineyard
of the Lord be eminently successful, and
many stars glitter in their crown of re
joicing when they stand before the eter
nal throne, surrounded by the many
souls whicii they have drawn,
Nearer my God to thee,
Near er to thee.
Wiliamstoni, S. C., April 10, 1876.
HARPEE's MAGAZXIE for May, contains
he following: The WVheeler Expedition in
Southern Colorado.-Williaml H. Rideing.
(With Fifteen Illustrations); Mnemosynle-A
Sotiet-Johnl G. Saxe; Cardinal Mephito
Junuas Henri Browne-(With Portrait of
Caar Borgia); Martyrs-A .Poem-Marga
ret E. Sangster; The Microseope (Concluded)
-Prof. Samuel Lockwood-( With Seventeen
Illustrations); The Romance of the Hudson
-. Major Andre-Bensonl J. Lossing--( With
Fifteen Illustrationls); Just in Time-A Sto
ry-Fank Lee Benedict; Garth-A. Novel
Julian Hawthorne; Modern Dwellings: their
Construction. Decoration and Furniture (First
Paper)-H. Hudson Holly-(With Nineteen
Illustrations); To my Maples-A Poem
William C. Richards; Old Philadelphia (Con
cluded) - Rebecca Harding Davis - (With
Eighteen Illustrations), To a Violin-A Poem
ia 'Iaxter; Naoman: a Legend of the
Hudson - Bishop Cleveland Coxe -( With
Three Illustrations); Bats-A Story-Hiar
riet PreicottSpofford; Alif-Lalla: an East
ern Stoy-Ed ward Everett Hale; Gabriello
and Adriana-A -Dramatic Sketch-Barry
Cornwall; Daniel Deronda-Book IHL Maid
en's Choosing-George Eliot; Editor's Easy
Chair; Scientific, Literary, and Historical
Records, and Drawer. Subscrlption price,
$4. Harper Bros., New York.
THE _ HERR PWTSR ARD Puuma,
,rew jr aisceuaneoats.
CLOTHING AT tIOST1
WRIGHT & FOPPO1,
No. 4 Mollohon Row,
NEWBERRY, S. C.,
Ofer at and Below Cost!
A large lot of CLOTHING, HATS and
SHOES, carried over from last Summer.
This stock is of good style and quality.
Our New Stock of
Is large, and equal to, if not superior, to
anything we have ever kept, and will be
sold at reasongble prices. We will also
take measures for suits tobe-ade from
samples on- exhibition at our store and
Especial attention is called to our
Among which will be found FIN! -LINEN
BOSOM.SHIRTS. t a reduction of 10 to 16
per cent., and the popular
KEEP'S CELEBRATED HAFMADE ShIRTS,
st $15 per dozen, or at $1.38c. each for a
Our stock of
Cassimere and Straw Hats
for this season is worth attention.
Call and:examine for yourselves.
WMiGHT & COPPOCK
FOR SALE BT
Apr. 19, 16'-tf.
$10 *A DAY TO ASENTM.
- 200 BUSHELSTOTHE AfEt.
Tepagows in.the formzof a.bnshi'be
to fiv fethi y ielding from one cjato~
a half gallon ofpeas per bush. A
that will paodce from five to te'n
nr oi planting, eultIr?i2, ete.
boxed and sentrpi by' mai,o
of 50 cents, or boxes for $1.
Tha introduction of theseirepshre~
out the South will enable us to ke
stock and fill our smoke-houses as cei
as it can be done atthe West The hli
yanted i ridges like'yeiO
common land two b -b AoI
acro the richest feed
are wil m~'o thaten ac~e bf
the best corn, besides fainn
sumlmer.' For the~'tiith of'thee
h nor to aarclua
2c. apackae b0.
several years .ago, f&I5fo tU~I
demand. It grows prgtlike a oW
stalk, is cultivatedlkcer:
150 to 200-bushels an acre on
Stock of all kinds-rel.sh i.andthi
on it without other feed. Also ecl 0
table ase:(afrtier gabou~ we~-i
b mail, potg pai5lc. a ~ackg a.
IOpbs e. heeseeds:r aoese
a?d cosly that we cannot make 4ln
ount to wholesale dealers or -
When Southern planiters Vw
stock-feed and fatten te-own hbaw
shall hear no more of hard tknes dUI
die men." for this will pt an end t oh
if you fear to invest ageyit-wil oTu
eprience diffr fromr11-othesUWf
be forever thb.nktn1 for the tril. Adr,
-A. F. WHITE*OO.
Apr. 19, 16-Im. NashvtUS, l.
POSITNELY NE DAY ONY
T WO P E RFORMANCES!
AFTEENOON at s, EVEThNG at.S o.eloel .
- Doors open at 2 and 7 o'clock.
The Great Original and Renowned~
GEN. TOM THUMB and WIPE,
- Together with the TIfinitesmn1
MiSS MJYNIE KAR REN~
. And thle Skatorial Phenomenon.
M4JOR N EW}ELL,
Will appear in a Variety of
Consistin of SONGS, DUETS, DANCE~S
DALOGU ,. COMIC ACT-: and LAUGHA
BLE SKETCHES. as gven befsre the
Potentates'of the Erhiifgtheir
celebrated Three Years'ou
Around the World..
At each Entertainment the Ladies wili-wear
several New nd Elegant Costurnes,
Magnificent D)iamonds, &co.
Admissionl Only " * 50 (Md4I
Children under Ten Years.....2 Ceiita.
lsere Sets.. ...... ...75 *
served Seats................a --
Ladies and Children arecnonsiderately ad
vised to attend the Day Exhibition, and thus
avoid the crowd and confusion of the Eve
ning Pgf(ormanEOfl THLLCget
Reserved Seats For Salest John F.Spec's
Jwelry Store. -. Apr.12 t
(FOEMEELY WITX CAPT. L. F. S?ECK
WATCHES ANI) CLCKS,
Etore between P.W. & B. S. Chick's-nd'
D. B. Whieeler & Co's,
N.EWBERRY, 8. C.
JEERY AND TRINKETS ALWAYS 01 1115
All work warranted to give
Apr. 12, 187-15-y.
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