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TPOS. F. GRENEKER, EDITOR.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 31, 1876.
A PAPER FOR TIE 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 me-im offers unrivalled ad
vantages. !For Terms, see first page.
In another eolumn will be found an
'aceount of the execution of the per
petrators of the douhle murder at
Winter Seat. The miscreants-six in
number-were taken fro-m the hands
of the Sheriff, and in the presence of
six hundred people, fifty of whom were
colored, and without disguise or con
cealment, in broad day light, shot to
death. A great numbe- of citizens
took part in the execution, so as to
make it distinetly an act of the com
munity into which no private malice or
prejudice did enter. The guilt of the
parties had been fdlly ascertained by
patient investigation and the confession
of the uarderers; there was no dan.
ger that an innocent man w4ght suffer;
sufficient -time had elapsed for excite
ment to be allayed if any sueh existed;
it was the deliberate act of a cow
=unity; after dispassicnate consulta
tion and with a full consciousness of
the responsibility which was incurred.
There was- no passion of party or prej a
aice of race; the colored people them
selves endorsed the execution by their
presenee. The act was-not even done
to avenge the death of their friends
and neighbors, but evidently for the
sole. purpose of deterring the evil
disposed from committing similar out
rages by giving them thus assurancc
of a sure and swift retributioNI
* had fallen to their lot to act fo:
County and State and they deliberatelj
-. assumed the responsibility. Howeve:
their -judgment may have been al
fault, iio- one will .doubt their good
int-entions. IEn a well ordered state
of. society sucb acts are inexcusable
but.. the very fact that a great
number of citizens of sound judgme:
dispassionately pursued such a course
e-sHicentto show in whiitat
--A atimengipou ye are placed- if bal
such action can make life and pro
perty -reasonably secure. In a civilized
-country. such things. should never oc
cur; but in such country we, at pres
enft, do not live. In a well organized
government the criminal is brought t<
justice with reasonable surety auc
promptness. Everybody knows that
criminal justice in this State has beer
a mockery for years; the jury is filled
with ignorant and unprincipled men
who do not hesitate to bring in a ver
diet of rot guilty against the plaines1
and most conclusive evidence; color
-politics and money control the verdict
of most of then; we of Newberry
-have some experience in this matter
It might have been supposed that witi
people who had just been released
from slav'ery larceny would be a coin
mon offence-well, that is bad enosugh
and it has been suffered a good whikt
-but when the triple crime of mor
der, robbery and arson threatens tc
-become epidemie in the land and each
recurring case is accompanied wvith
more brutality t-han the preceding,
can people be blamed for becoming
ai:rmed for their own safety; when
citizens become afraid to walk a half
a mile at of town for fear of being
killed for a quarter of a dollar, should
they be punished for applying a rem
eay that is not found in the regular
M ateria Medica. We had never
thought it possible that we could be
* placed in sueh a lawless condition as
to find an excuse for the application
of Lynch Law under any circum
stances. If we still cannot approve
nor recomm end repetition-for the
precedent is exceedingly dangerous
excuse can hardly be althheld in this
Thompson's Confession and thn
-We find in our neighbor of the Pro
gr'essive Age the full confession o
Thomnpson, the Pomaria murderer
. made after his conviction to his spirit
ual and legal advisers. It has-aftei
the punishurent of the principal and
the conviction of the accompliee-!ost
a great deal of interest. It is very
lengthy and eseeedingly prolix, and
we .can find space to state only the
prineipal facts as confessed. After
-some previous abortive attempts at
assassination, it wvas fiually agreed
that- Thompson should make a fuss a,
the.det as if in the act of breaking~
:i w;i.h wonld brine Mr. Reid t(
ed at the store door Thompson de
liberatelv aimed at his white shirt
bosom and fired a gui loaded with
pistol balls. He afterwards, finding
Mr. Reid dead, robbed the safe and
fired the store by himself Aif had no
further connexion with the deed ; he
Yvas willing, however, afterwards, to
divide the spoils. We mention this
to show that the jury found the proper
verdiet in each case ; they found Alf,
it is true, guilty of manslaughter,
which, as eminent lawyers have
informed us, is technically a legal
absurdity., for the assistance rendered
by Alf contributed (ither to the kill
ing and then he was guilty of murder.
or it was too remote in degree and
then he was entitled to a verdict of I
not. guilty; but the jury found an
equitable verdict. one which enabled
the Judge to mete out such punish
ment as was proper under the circum
stances. Sometimes the jury is wiser
than the technical law ;--and this
suggests a remark in regard to the
insufficiency of our criminal law, espe
cially in regard to homicide. There
is hardly a civilized country in the
world which has not its criminal code
in which different degrees of murder
and manslaughter are established and
corresponding punishments annexed.
According to the law of this State
Alf had either to be allowed to go un
punished or share the fate of his
much more guilty companion; in him
conscience had evidently spoken ; it
was only possible that his noise should
bring Mr. Reid to the door; the mur
der was not the necessary result of his
action as it was in Thompson's, and
everybody instinctively feels that his
punishment should be less. It is time
we were getting on a level with the
rest of the civilized world in criminal
jurisprudence. The old law and prac
tice engrafted upon a new vicious jury
system, embellished by some special
legislation, produces a building of rare
architectural symmetry. The consti
tution provides that the legislature
have a criminal code prepared. It
ought to have been done years ago,
but it lies still in the womib of the
distant future, together with all the
Justices of the Peace and the regis
Trouble on the combahee.
Hundreds of laborers in the rice
fields on the Combabee bare stopped
work, demanding higher wages, which
the planters are unable to give. These
lawless bands stop all, parties who eon
- une to) wu[h i, the ulleiedu e
maltreat them and threaten their lives,
in some instances they have cut the
dams of the rice fields, but generally
they abstain from violence to the
planters and destruction of their pro
perty, showing that they are under the
control of experienced leaders, and
that.there is a regulated organization
and planned action. It has been sug
gested that the movement has a politi
cal significance ; but nothing has as
et been developed. The strike origin
ated among the day laborers-but
finally spread to those who were work
ing under contract by the year. The
negroes who were willing to continue
work applied to Gov. Chamberlain for
protection ; he appointed Mr. Colcock,
Trial Justice, a,nd ordered Sheriff
Terry to proceed to the scene of the
disturbance. -Later advices inform us
that the negroes had threatened Col
cock and his family if he dared to act
and no one could be found to conduct
the family of Colcock to a place of
safety. 'We learn. likewise, from the
Journal of Commerce, that the strike
is spieading, and that the rioters be
come daily more violent and insolent.
It looks like a v:ery ugly black cloud
which. we hope may pass without dis
charging its contents of storm and de
Later accounts state that the dis
turbance is being quieted, and that the
strikers are disosed to listen to rea
son. Many of them have gone to
ECLECTIC MAGAZINE.-The June number
of the Ecleciic is embellished with a fine por
trait on steel of Matthew Arnold, which is
accompanied in the letter press with a brief
sketch of his life. The literary contents of
this number are as follows: "Modern Methods
inavigation and Astronomy;" "Norman
Macleod;" "First Days in Natal," by Ladj
Barker: "Some Truths About Egypt;" "La
Scala," the famous Opera House of Milan;
"The Old Stone-mason,"' by Frederick Lock
er; "Prof. Tyndall's Experiments on Sponta
neus Generation;" "Mrs. Titrale: the friend
of Dr. Johnson;" "Mysterious Sounds;" "A
' Holiday ;" "Maxims and Reflections from the
German of Goethe;" "Some Recent Obser
vations on Ants;" "Literary Impostures,
Concealmen ts, and Mvsteries;" additional
chapters of Mrs. Alexander's "11er Dearest
Foe;" and copious editorial notes on home
and f'oreignl literature, science, and art.
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New York, Terms, $5 per year; Singla
SILVER GIVEN AWAY.-What's that ?
Silver given away. Yes, it's a fact. A beau
tifal Silver Plated Napkin Ring handsomely
dcoratedl in Japanese style, will be presented
as a premium to every yearly subscriber for
the Southern Musical Journal, a monthly
mfusicatl magazine published at Ludden &
Bates' Southern Musje House, Savannah,
Ga , at the low price of $1.25 a year, p.ost
paid. The Journal is invaluable to musicians
an gives monthly choice music worth fully
the year's subscription price, while the pre
mim Nokhin IRing nald not be Durc'hased
rhe armon -Murder -iyfnc
The developments brought to light
n the murder of Mr. and Mrs. Har
Non, meagre particulars of which were
-iven in our last issue, add to the hor
rors of a crime which has sent a thrill
to the heart of the whole country.
We cannot, of course, give the entire
details. The victims, it is remeinber
ed, were old and inoffensive people,
and were engaged at the time they
were stricken down in doing an act of
kindness for one of the wretche.s and
when discovered, in Mr. Harmon's
hand was clutched an old envelope on
which he had been mnaking a calcula
tion for Sam Perry. Nothing of the
kind was suspected by the aged cou
pie, the negroes coming in at that
early hour of the evening as is the
common custom iu farm life, but they
came this time with a black, hellish
purpose in their hearts, and too well
did they carry it out. The confession
of Austin Davis, alias Sam Perry, who
was found at the planta.tiou of Mr.
Hollingsworth, soveral miles distant,
in a place of concealment, and with
his share of the plunder in his posses
sion, we give below, and by it the
reader will learn how *the deed was
done and who were the principal
The lynching was the direct result
of the verdict of the jury who found
that the murder was deliberately done
by Stephen Lake, Larkin Holloway,
Marshall Perrin, Austin Davis, Jeff
Settles, Jesse Lake, Bettie Perrin and
Tilda Holloway. After the inquest
they were given into the custody of
Sheriff Richardson for commitmert to
jail. Immediately after this the sheriff
was seized by the crowd, which num
bered about six hundred persons, his
head was hastily covered with a bag,
and he was carried off by force and
The hour of retribution for the mer
ciless fiends had now arrived. All of
the.prisoners were taken by the crowd,
which was composed of both black and
white citizens, and marched to a point
about a half mile from the scene of the
murder. There the six men who had
committed the crime were tied firmly
together in a row, and five ininutes
were given to them to pray, at the ex
piration of which time a volley of one
hundred shots were fired, and the six
wretches fell dead to the ground.
About three hundred men took part
in the last act of the lynching. Thea
were variously armed with rifles, shot
guus nd p s. no masias were
worn by anybody, and there was ut
exhibition of excitement of any kind,
no loud talking and no whiskey.
Previous to their execution Austin
Davis and Stephen Lake had confessed
that the party'had been concoeting the
murder for several weeks. Stepher
first knooked the victiws on tbe head
Holloway turned the bodies over, and
Stephen cut their throats. After the
murder the house was gutted-of every
thiug valuable, and a part of the goods
were recovered in the hands of Austir
The two women, who were equally
guilty with the men, were uuharmed
and turned loose and told to leave the
AUSTIN DAVIS' CONFESSION.
"After' working for one month for Mr
Harmon, I left on Monday preceding day o:
murder and returned on Wednesday follow
ing, and met Lark Holloway on liarmoni
place about eleven o'clock, a. mn. We part
ed-he going to ids house and I retiring tc
shade to rest. lHe returned to mec about one
and a half hours by sun and cut a dogwood1
stick, (the same as exhibited to jury.)
asked what he would (10 with it. He re
plied : 'You will see.'
"I then came to Mr. Hlarmion's residence.
arriving ab)out supper time.
"I sat on stone steps a few moments, and
wet into the house, Next time I saw the
dogwood stick. it was in the dwelling in the
han ds of Stephen Lake-i being Iu the house
when Stephen Lake came in. Mrs. llarmnon
was alone in the room when I entered1. Mr.
Harmon came in shortly and says: Well,
Saml, you arec back again.' 'I repied, -Yes,
sir.' Mr. l[armon then asked me if I were
Igoing to workc for hiur I replied1, 'Tes, sir:
suppose so.' Hie then asked me for how~
much I would work for him for two and a
half months, stating lie would give me
wages at the rate of $I00 per year. He got
down his almanac, and with his lead pencil
igured what it would be per day and per
month; and whilst figuring, Stephen Lake
-cae into the house and after him Lark~
Holloway and Tilda. his wife, and Stephen
Lakes wvite, Susan. Rettie Perrin, (the cook,:
came into the room at the rear door; at s1eule
"Stephen Lake took his position between
Mr. and Mrs. Harmon, and when Mr. Hiar
Inon's attention was engrossed with his cal
culaton, Stephen Lake struck him violently
on tile head with th~e dpgwood stick and im
mediately afterwards struck Mrs, Hlarmon,
and repeated the blows upon the heads o1
each, both fallin'g prQstrate. Marshall Per
rin andi Jeff Settles at this time came intC
the room, Marshall having a -small pine
stik in his hand, with which he struck Mrs.
Harmon twice or three times, after she was
down. I remember seeing others, at the
door. names unknown. A fter Mr. Harmon
fell Lark Holloway turned him over and
Stephen Lake prelled out his knife and cut
his throat. Holloway then went to Mrs.
Harmon and turned her over, andI Stephen
Lake cut hier throat also. After this I struck
Mr. Harnion with this dogwood club (same
as used by Lake) on the forehead, lhe uot be
ing dead when I struck him After this
Stephen Lake got keys out of Hai'mon's
pocket and went to the store. Bettie Perrin
got the bureau key-s, and all of us went to
searching drawers, &c. We found a watch,
-(gold,) pistol, biracelets, set buttons. These
"Stephen Lake having gorie to the storp,
brought thence a can of kerosene, which
Lark Holloway took and poured it up)on the
persons ot Mr. and Mrs. H armion, and also
over the floor-I hey being at this time life
less. The knife shown me I identify as Ste
oeni Lake's, with which the throats of Mr.
an'i. Harmon wvere cut. Then Tilda,
(Lark Holioway-s afc.) -'ent inte.the bed
room and got an oak chtihk' of ire. She
then got Mi-s. Har-mon's gown, plading'it
ever a chunk of fire, an d ble w it into a blaze,
J (.heyi left the premises, leaving all others
s on itelly ). Step>hen and Lark told me
to go and( keep gojns no tq stop. This was
bet wean 10 and 11 o'clock, p. in.'"
Nervousness and drowsiness. These sad
afflictions so destructive both to business and
pleasure, arise from that morbid condition
f the bmo which is relieved by an nena
The game of Polo, a.kind of shinny
on horseback, is becoming fashionable.
The suspension bridge over the falls es
at Greenville will soon be completed
by the contractor. to
J. A. Hoyt, Esq., of the Anderson de
Intelligencer, has taken up a new role co
in the vice-presidency of a musical
Master Frank Lynn, aged nearly
five. is not larger than one of Tom tu
Thuajb's legs. He is to be sent to m
the Centennial Horticultural Depart- I
It is an interesting fact that there re
wa3 not one single Federal office-holder c
among the gentlemen, fifteen in nuin- a'
ber, who nominated Mr. Bristow for
admission to the Union League. 1
Outside pressure to have the Exhi- el
bition opened on Sunday is becoming &
so strong that the managers will not c<
be able to withstand it much longer. ei
If it is closed on Sunday-thus runs B
the argument-the laboring classes S(
will be virtually excluded. al
The Convention of the Episcopal a
Church in the Diocese of South Caro- f<
lina had under consideration the ques- n
tion of the admission of colored 1
churches to union with the convention. I
This question, we apprehend, will t(
create trouble in the near future. f
Brick are being imported from g
Japan to England, where they enter
free of duty, and promise to revola- rl
tionize the prices ; they are of superior b
quality. No danger of their coming 0
in competition with our brickyards, P
as. Uncle Sam taxes them 20 per cent. I
Spartanburg has lost a valued citi- t
zen in th e death of Dr. Alexander P
Evins, which took place in that town
on Sunday night, the 14th inst. Dr. e
Evins was born in that county in 1802, 1
and from time to time represented it 0
in various responsible official capaci- r
The English New Testament Revi- b
sion Committee have struck out as I
spurious the last seven verses of the
last chapter of St. Mark. They have
also struck out, as being a false inter
polation, a verse in one of the Epistles.
which is frequently quoted as a proof
of the doctrine of the Trinity.
Gov. Chamberlain, in accordance
with his judgment previously express
ed, has issued commissi-ons to lions.
J. P. Reed and A. J. Shaw, as Judges- f
for the First and Third Judicial Cir.
cults, covering four years from the- -
Whipper and Moses do about it ?
An address to the Queen must be.
couched, in th.e folloging language::
"VXictoria, by the grace of God; of
the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the
Faith, and Empress of India." Our
inky imp wanted to know what faith
'old Vie.' really did defend, but we
couldn't enlighten him..(
Victor Hugo has written 'What is
Exile,' a kind of preface to his former 2
work, 'During Exile,' and Swinburne(
has just published 'Erechtheus,' in
imitation of the classical Greek drama.
Victor Hugo is always full of the ,
spirit of the age, perhaps of the near
future; King Erechtheus might well ,
be allowed to rest by this time. t
The. Columbia Weekly Register c
comes to us this week--the first jnm- ,
ber issued-an I it affords us pleasure a
to recommnend it as in every respect i
worthy of pationage. It gives all the a
best and latest news of the Daily c
Register and is full of reading matter, s
but very small space being taken up i
with advertisements. It is furnished a
too at tbe exceedingly low price of a
$2 per year.
It is now proposed, in order to in
duce Queen Victoria to visit the Cen
tenial, to erect at the fair grounds e
some suitable. monument to Prince
Albert as the great promoter of the a
first International Exhibition. We t
should like to see the old, lady; her
presence on the occasion would eradi
cate the last vestige of ill feeling on
account of that old unpleasantness be
tween Great Britain and her wayward
We hear with somewhat of aston- j
isliment that New Mexico cast at the i
last election for delegate to Congress i:
in 1875, a vote of 16,000, of which **
not over 1,300 were Americans ; of p
their legislators 'only six speak En- il
gsh, and the Legislative Rings ave o
said to put to shame the whilome s
South Carolina organizations. The
Territory might well be allowed to
ripen a little longer before it be allow
ed to send two Mexican cattle thieves
to the U. S. Senate.f
The citizens of Anderson, through s
thir Board of Trade, are taking steps a
to establish a line of coninuniegtion t
by wagons with some point on the a
Air .LIine railroad, to relieve themselves j,
against unjust and arbitrary diserkni- h~
nation on the part of the railroads hi
between Charleston and Anderson. A
hat the Georgia Farmers are
We copy the following very inter
'ing artizle fr,)m the Charleston
ew.q and Courier. showing the pros
cts of the (eoria tfarniers in regard
the graiu crops, and the sensible
termination to which they have
me-to make all farm supplies at
me, and let cotton be a stri'ftly sur
The State commissioner of aaricul
re of Georgia reports 10 per eent.
re corn planted in the State than
3t ycar, and the preparation i per
nt. better. The severe cold in March
lIed the corn in Southern Georgia,
quiring it to be planted again, but
irn is promising all over the State. I
id the stands average 85 per cent. I
rty-five per cent. of the cotton crop
fertilized. The average of oats is
5 compared with last year; 66 per,
ut. was sowed last fall; average con
tion 99. The average of wheat is
L8 compared to last year, and the
)dition on May 1st 116. Fifty
ght per cent. sowed is fertilized.
ust on the blade is reported in all
etions, and in some counties the crop
nearly ruined with rust. There is
2 increase of 24 per cent. in the
reage of millet and 20 per cent. in
rage. The introduction of German
illet has stimulated the planting 'of
rage crops. There is a decrease of
0 per cent. in the acreage of cotton,
at the preparation is 7 per cent. bet
r than last year, and the amount of
rtihzers used on cotton 19 per cent.
reater than last year. The acreage
i sugar cane has increased 25 per
ent., and sorghum 36 per cent.
'welve per cent. more fertilizers have
een purchased this year than last,
ly 14 p'r cent. being for cash and
6 per cent. on time, piincipally for
ayment in cotton at 15 cents in next
roveimber. Forty-three per cent. of
ie fertilizers used have been com
osted at home. The average wages
f farm laborers is $100 per year with
oard. Laborers have hired 12 per
ent. more willingly this year than
Lst, and the labor is 7 per cent. more
fficient. 'Ninety per cent. of the.cor
espondents of the department report
determination on the part of the
rmers to make all farpa supplies at
ome, and let cotton be strictly a sur
FOR THE HERALD.
Our Washington Letter.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
May 22, 1876.
Republican papers here, and else
rhere, are predicting the defeat of the
)emocratic party in the .Presidential
apaign, on the ground that Ohio
rl go Republican. It. is only neces
ary to say in reply to this, without
vll go Republican-th&at it cannot
~efeat the Democratic party if it
res. The Democratic party is not
lependent upon Ohio or Indiana for
uccess. We want and intend to car
y those States, but it will be a very
erious mistake for our opponents to
uppose that the loss of either, or both
f them, will defeat us. We will carry
he ntire South, with the possible ex
eption of South Carolina and Florida.
hat, with New York, New Jersey
d Connecticut, in the East, and
alifornia and Oregon on the Pacifie,
nll elect a Democratic President.
Vith a united front to the enemy, and
rith A dministrative Reform inscribed
Epon our.bauners, led by a candidate
rho will command the confidence of
he people, we shall sweep every one
f those States. -Ohio -and Indiana
ill swell the majority, but we do not
epend on them for success. Indeed
f we were to carry Ohio and Indiana,
d lose New York and Connecticut,
r New York and New Jersey, we
hould be defeated. But we do not
ntend to lose any of these .States, and
ur Republican friends need not be
harmed on our account.
-NOTHER CHARACTERISTIC ACT OF
ras the nomination of J. Donald Cam
ron, son of Senator Caweron, of Penn
ylvaia, to be Seeretary of War. As
person remarked when he heard of
be nomination, "Truly, Grant moves
aa mysterious way his wonders to
erform !" Senator Cameron has fre
etly said that he would secure a
lace for his son in the Cabinet before
*e died, and at last he has succeeded.
rant has always humored the old fel
, and put hinm off, from time to
ie, with promises of what he ulti
ately intended to do for Pen nsylva
ia,and on the 22d inst., he made the
ertinacious Simon happy by appoint.
g his son, a young man not much
vern forty years of age, to the respon
ible position of Secretary of War.
MARYLAND IN THE FIELD.
The fiends of Hion. Thos. Swann,
f Maryland, are actively and earnest
urging him as a suitable candidate
,r the St. Louis nomination. Mr.
wan is a man of a high order of
bility and unblemished personal in
agrity, and his experience in public
airs' is surpassed by very few men
i this country. Mr. Swann's friends
ave been a little too late in bringing
is name forward for the first place on
-e ticet It however, he can be
know him to be as stubborn as the
mules of his native State. He has
ong been a thorn in the side of Grant,
and has rendered himself obnoxious to
the latter on account of his Presiden
tial aspirations, and the vigor with
which he prosecuted . the whiskey
swindlers. Grant would, of course,
have long siuce dismissed him from his
Cabinet, bad he not feared that his
(B's) chances for the Presidential
nomination would be increased by his
martyrdom.- Conseqnently, Bristow
will remain until after the onina
tion, when, no matter the issue, he
will be required to leave the Cabinet.
He will probably resign, but should
he persist in his mulish stubbornness
he will be promptly removed by the
President. This fact I learn from a
confidential friend of the latter, who
informs me that, as late as the 20th
inst., it was settled that
"DON" CAMERON WAS TO BE SECRE
TARY OF THE TREASURY
after Bristow's retirement from that
position ! "Why a change was to
be made in the programme, I can't
imagine," said my informant, "for it
was definitely settled that Don was to
be Secretary of the Treasury." How
honest and efficient a Cabinet officer
young Cameron will make can be
judged from the fact that he was dis
missed from his position as President
of the Northern Central Railway a
couple of years ago, because of gross
mismanagement which, it is currently
reported, involved the misapprobation
of the funds of the company.
FOR THE HERALD,
Picnic. Fishing, Ball.
PROSPERITY, S. C., May 22d, 1876.
EDIToR NEWBERRY HERALD:-I send
you an account of a picnic, fishing party
and ball. Early on last Friday morn
ing young men could be seen parading
the streets of Prosperity, and on inquiry
found that there was going to be a fish
ig party at E. W. Schumpert's mill
on Bush River; and soon afterwarda
Wheeler and Moseley's dray was seen
to be preparing for a start, and directly
afterwards Mr. Luther Fellers arrived
with another wagon. Soon-they rattled
away, the two wagons in search of the
fair sex. About half-past eight A. M.
the grand cavalcade passed throngh
town with Mr. J. W. Bowers as driver,
Mr. Fellers following. The cavalcade
moved slowly through the suburbs
of town, and until all -the precious
freight was on board, th?n the conduc
tor shouted "all aboard," cracked his
whip and we were -off. We arrived at
,simpert's mill about eleven o'clock.
Then began the festivities of the day
boat-rowing, fishing, chatting, mumble
peg and various other sports. In a
short time the fiddlers arrived and then
all who delighted in "tripping the light
fantasticetoe" repaired to the mill. While
those engaged in the merry dance wvere
thus regaling themselves, ~a 'party of
young gents and boys went on a fishing
excursion-result, five fish, weighing
eight ounces. About 2 o'clock the cry
of "dinner" brought all concerned to
time. I repaired to the spot and found
such a dinner as ministers and editors
relish-chicken, ham, etc.. to which
ample justice was done. After the din
ner was dispatched, the festivities were
again revived. While all were enjoy
ing themselves a war-whoop was heard
and a young Indian sprang from
somewhere, dressed out in a calico suit
and painted in full war paint; he stop
ped, eyed the assembled throng for a
few minutes, sprang into the river and
-made straight for the bat.eau, the
river being shallow and the brave una
ble to swim, caught hold of the boat.
Soon after this escapade by our young
Indian, who received a good ducking
from one of the party, it was proposed
to go to the residence of Mr. S-- and
have some music from the many pianists
in our party. This proved a musical
treat beyond description. We had songs,
duetts, waltzes, galops, &c., from the
ladies and a comic song from J. R.
Langford, Esq., called '"Larry O'Brien."
We had music from Miss M. Schum
pert, Miss Corrie McFall, Miss Maggie
Bowers, and a duett by Misses Mattie
and Mary Beacham. When the festiv
ities were over, the cry of "all aboard"
was again heard, and all being ready,
away we sped homeward. Arriving in
town about dusk, it was proposed and
carried that we have a party in town
that night. Dr. McFall's was selected
and thitner all repaired and again en
joyed themselves to their heart's con
tent. I hope that ere long the beaux
and belles of Prosperity may again'en
joy themselves, and that I may be
ONE OF THE PARTY.
Official List of Patents
Issued by the United States Patent
Office, for the week ending Friday,
May 19th, 1876. Reported for the
IHRAJJ by Louis Bagger & Co., So
licitors of Patents, Washington, D. C.
176,803. Horse Detachers; G. T.
Owens, Owensville, Va.
176,908. Cotton-Gin Feeders ; J.
Webb, Union Springs, Ala.
176,937. Car Brakes; L. Dueournau,
New Orleans, La.
176,942. Bee-Hives; 0. Ellis, Level
176,90. Gr-ind ing Mahines C. N.
Fol Tuz HzRALD.
What is Life?
'Tis an earthly drama, in which we
all must act our parts. 'Tis a surging
sea, wherein we're tossed at will of
w:ves O'er ocean's crest. A summer
sl:y with drifting clouds, whence mid
night storms and sunshine come.
A hope, a fear, a joy, a sorrow, a
light, a shadow. A fleeting vapor, a
short probation, wherein to pl.ant bright
flowers by the wayside, to crown some
life with beauty and fragrance, when
perchance the hand which riursed them
into bloom is cold and still, quietly
folded o'er the lifeless breast, its mission
fulfilled, its life-work ended. attesting
with all the solemnity of death-What
Far across the emerald crowned hills,
sighing through the forests of leafy
green, borne on the flower-laden breath
of Spring, through the hush of night,
cometh the solemn interrogation, What
'Tis a little space of time,
To us allotted here below,
A snatch of song, a simple rhyme,
A funeral knell, a wail of woe.
A dream, a huppy dream of love,
A hope, a sigh, a doubt, a fear;
It' Earth grows dark 'Eis bright above,
In Heaven 'tis joy undimmed by tears.
What is life? 'tis a surging sea,
Tossing our burks o'er its waters-deep;
Yet a haven is open for you and me,
The Shepherd will come for his waiting
FOR THE HE.
To Professing Christians.
MR. EDITOR :-Please give thi.
passage a place in your paper, in the
hope that it may do some good:
"Enter not into the path of the
wicked, and go not in the way of evil
men; avoid it, pass not by it, turE
from it, and pass away. For thej
(the wicked) sleep not, except they
have done mischief; and their sleep h
taken away unless they cause some to
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Newberry, S. C., May 29, 1876. 22-At
John C. Goggans mailed a letter -about
ten days ago at Greenville, S. C., to J. -K,
P. Goggans, at Newberry, containinga
note signed by J. K. P. Goggans, and en
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May 31, 22-2t*.
1776 Til GRiE ENTENLi 187.
The members of Pomona Grange, P. of
H., of New berry County, are rrqueted to
be present at the next meeing,jriday,
June %th, to perfect arrangemensts on the
occasion of the visit of A. B. Suied!ey, W.
L. of the National Grange.
THOS. W. HOLLOWAY,
May 31, 23-1t. Secretary.
W. S. WHEELER,
Photographer, of Greenville, S.C.C
IS NOW IN NEWBERRY, and will be
found at any and alW hours at . "Wheeler's
Photo. Gallery," over Mrs. Mower's store,
where he will "fix up" any one a good job
on short notice.
He solicits from the frieud and patrons
of that Gallery, from all lovers of good pie.
tures and the public generally, a trial.
A trial is what is wanted. Satisfaction
guaranteed. - May 31, 22-.2t.
Orders left at my house (opposite Dr. P.
B. Ruffls) for ICE CREAW will. reedw.
prompt atten'tion. Freezera -fromthree to
eight quarts will be furnished. nicely frozen
and packed with Ice. Prices 'to suit the
times. . Families, parties 'or: pie- nica fur
nished on short notice. To my friends -in.
the country who like Ice Cream I woud&
say I'li-take country pro,Ince in: exchange.
I would also say to my friends anywhere
within twenty miles of town, if you know.
of a pic nic or barbecue let me know ..and
I'll be there with Ice Cream for-sale. Don't
forget L. R. MAR-SHATL.
May 31, 22-tf.
Having removed his residence to.ea
desires his friends and patrops in. Newber
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the field at his old :trade,- and opes tw
merit in the future, as'he ha' received-1 _
the past, a liberal share of -the ped'ps
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dissolved by rijittal consent.
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concern,-.un duct the business at the
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against and:debts doe to the firm. wifi be
settled by him.
SAM JEL P. BOOZER,
Newberry, S. C., May 16, 1876. 21-8t.
Al ersons havin' demands against the
Estate of John A. Blangle, deceased, are
hereby required to present the same, pro
perly attested, to the undersigniedg or to
Suber & Caldwell, his Attorneyss on:sor be
fore the 1st day of July next. And-all per
Sons indebted to the said Estate areifresty
notified to make payment of such indeWedr
nets, -within the sause time, tp the ua4les
sined or his saiddittorneys, if they would
avoid costs of sut --
p .. T.-8. D)UNCAN!.
May 24, 21-St. - Executoe.
ICE! ICE!! ICE!!
JOHN 0. SELEGERS,
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
Respectfully in~forms the public that hay.
ing placed his ICE MACHINE in complete
order, he is prepared for the season to A~r
PURE ICE in any quantities,
delivered at Depot in Columbia, at $1 per
hundred. Th's lce is manuifactured-ot -pirre,
sweet spring water, at 30 deg. below: free~..