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The Nominations at Cineinnati.
The Baltimore Sun, a conservative
paper, speaking of. the Republican
This is a nomination to the Presi
deney of a en1penvely antnown
ian-for in hT's~PAIi eareer, Mr.
Rutherford B. Hayes is chiefly known
by his. ocgation, .oLthe Goveor's
ing, at the last election, ex-Governor
Allen by a small- ajo ityg -after a
hard fought contest, and only by in
jecting the school system into the
canvass. Mr. Hayes served one full
term in Congress, and part of another,
retiring on account of his election
over Mr. Thurman as Governor.
Whilst in Congress, though discharg
in- his duties creditably, he did not
find occasion to acquire any particular
prominenee. He also held during the
war a commission in the army, rising
from the rank of major to that of
brigadier-general, and retiring from it
to take his seat in Congress. The les
son to be drawn from his nomination
to the Presideneyk-and it is one that
Mr. Blaine and others may take to
heart-is that the Republican party
recognizes the necessity of selecting
as aspirants to high place only those
against whose reputation no suspicion
is east or no possible evidence of job
bery exists. It was this feeling and
the consciousness that they could
not afford to carry any load in the
sharp and stirring canvass that will
precede the November election, much
more than the rivalry of competing
candidates, that induced the convention
to set aside the man whom Mr. Ingersol,
his panegyrist in the convention, de
scribed as "the grandest combination
of heart, conscience and brain, known
to the American people as James G.
Blaine." The "certificate of charac
ter" which Mr. Ingersol said Mr.
Blaine did not need, was just exactly
what the convention seemed to feel he
neede. It-en-hadly be doubted
that it was the Mulligan letters that
finally disposed of his candidacy.
Those -letters, written by his own hand,
bore testimony to the fact, that, if
nothing worse could be said of him,
he had used his influence as a legis -
lator for the benefit of a land-grant
railroad corporation, and expected to
be and suggestively claimed to be re
membered for it by the parties whose
interests he had served. It was in
vain. that, his friend spoke of his
"splendid audacity," his "personal
magnetism," his power as a "parhiamen
tarian," and the brilliant and defiant
way in -which he put to rout his
Democratic adversaries. They could
not obliterate the impression among
the members of the .convention that
he was not a safe man to nominate,
so- they set him aside for Governor
Hayes, a gentleman of respectable an
tecedents, though of searcely more
than a local reputation.
Mr. Win. A. Wheeler, of New
York, who was complimented with~the
nomination to the Vice-Presidency, is
rather iore widely known. -He serv
ed gey.eral terms in the New York
Legislture,,and was Chairman-of the
Constitutional Convention of New
Yorli in 1867. He is a lawyer by
profession. In 1859 he was elected
for 4the first time to Congress, and
since 1869 has held his seat in the.
House of Representatives continuous
ly. .Daring this term of service he
was appointed by Speaker Blaine
Chaii-man of the Committee on the
Pacific Railroads, and voted steadily
for all the legislation by which not
only those, great corporations, but also.
the . Texas Pacific and the Northern
Pacifie Railroad Companies received.
from the Government enormous grants
of land. Popular in his district, and
of fair stan~ding as a lawyer, Mr.
Wheeler has that experience in legis
lation which a long period of service
gives. Whilst he cannot be classed
with the 'ultra radical wing of his par
ty, he yet *has been a zealous supporter
of its measures. His most memorable
act during his congressional career was
what is knowni as "the Wheeler corn-.
promise," Whereby the troubles in
Louisiana wei-e pacified, but the popu
lar will was set at naught.
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"Some Festivities in Natal," by Lady Bar
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Slack, F.G.S.; "Great Guns and Armor
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chapt%~the stirring story, "Her Dearest
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taining one dollar's worth of Vocal and In
strumental music, and a choice selection of
excellent Musical Reading Matter, such as
musical people can ernjoy. The June num
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Waltzes," by Strauss, (price 75 cents,) and
C!aribel's favorite ballad, "Come Back to
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"IJn the Senate Mr. Sargent pre
sented a memorial fronit the citizens of
both political parties in California,
asking for the prohibition of Chinese
O~ what principles, we should like
TOS, F. GRENEKER, EDITOR.
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 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
Advertisin- medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. '.or Terms, see first page.
We Should Work Together.
It has been well said that in no
State in the Union is there such indi
viduality of opinion in reference to
politics as in South Carolina : No two
papers agree on a remedy for the evils
of the present political situation, no
two men agree on the best plan to be
adopted in the coming campaign. In
all other States the leaders of both
parties decide upon some mode of ac
tion which is implicitly followed by
their respective parties ; personal op
position in a party to their own candi
date generally ceases when he is nomi
nated. Here it is different, when one
is nominated it is not the question if
he is capable of filling the office, but
rather if he has any faults or habits
which are disapproved by some; his
private life and not his fitness for
office, is what a man runs on. A
man may lead a comparatively blame
less life in private, but may not have
the capacity to fill a public office, and,
as sometimes happens, make a miser
able failure; for how many instances
of the degradation of the so-called
"Christian Statesman"' . have we seen
in the past few years. A man should
not run for an office just because he
has a good Sunday school record; if
he combines with it general fitness for
office, then it is an advantage, but not
otherwise. It is very essential to have
pure men in office, but it is hard for
a man who may be both an ornament
ad an honor to an offie to be defeat
ed by his own party, because his opin
ions on private matters may not agree
with those of some of his party ; there
is about as much reason in it as there
is in keeping a man who uses tobacco
out of a church. No party can suc
ceed unless by unanimity, and if there
is discord and contention in any party,
no matter how good a platform it may
stand on, it will be doomed to defeat.
Half of the candidates that have been
defeated in this State lately, can di
rectly trace their failure to the oppo
sition and lukewarm support of their
Hayes and Wheeler.
The above named firm, lately formed
in Cincinnati, consisting of Ritherford
B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler,
dealers in Government Stocks and
General Agents for the management
of public affairs, with main office at
Washington, and sub-agencies all over
the United States, offer their services
to the public at large. They do not
expect to commence business before
the 4th of March next. In the mean
time they will send their agents around
to see what the prospects, of business
are ; but if by next November they
find out that it won't pay they are
willing to sell out to Messrs. Tilden &
Co., the only firm besides themselves
who have sufficient capital to success
fully carry on such an extensive es
tablishment. Here we drop metaphor.
n another column will be found a no
:ce taken from the Baltimore Sun, of
the previous career of the nominees of
the Cincinnati Convention. We are
glad that such good and competent
:en-and such they are on all sides
cknowledged to be-have been nomi
nated by the Republican party. We
are glad for two reasons, first, because
it shows the increasing power of the
Democratic party which forced the
Convention, at the risk of undisputa
>le defeat, to nominate men of whose
integrity there was not the shadow of
doubt, and, secondly, because the
ountry will have honest and compe
ent officers even if the choice of the
Democratic party should be defeated ;
what Southern man could have felt
safe if that arch-trickster and supreme
demagogue Blaine had been the possi
ble President of these United States.
~e hope the time has passed with
this Centennial year when electioneer
ig consisted in throwing mud and lies
at each other's candidates. If your
adversaries are honest and competent
men say so; it makes your candidate
no worse. Both parties should have
such men for candidates that their
ersons would not be an issue at
i1, but only the principles whial; they
rr.e~.. This would divest politicall
Rerorm in the Republiean
The delegation from this State met
and org-'anized on Tuesday. R. B. El
liott was made chairman ; Senator
Patterson, member of the national
committee; Henry G. Worthington,,
member of the committee on perma
nent organization ; Governor Cham
berlain, member of the committee on
resolutions, and Gen. Swails, member
of the committee on credentials.
The Governor may be an honest
reformer; but he himself cannot
deny that he is in bad company;
he may be amongst them as a mis
sionary to get a better opportunity
to preach to them reform and low
taxes ; but the difficulty consists in
making people believe it. But let us
even suppose that people believed it,
what assurance have they that the
heathen will be converted ; they cling
to their religion of grab and steal with
wonderful tenacity; there is a revival
occasionally under the influence of
powerful sermons, but the spirit abid
eth only a very short time. Cham
berlain can be made Governor only by
the co-operation of those very heathen
whom he is so successfully trying' to
reform ; and those very heathen hap
pen to form the majority of the con
gregation ; he is their representative,
however much he may endeavor to
improve the moral calibre of his con
stituents; he calls them rascals and
thieves but still consents to be made
the representative of those rascals
and thieves; he fights them in the
Legislature and compromises with
them in the Convention; somebody
may call this diplomacy, politics, man
agement in a good cause, but the ma
jority of people will be unable to re
concile such action with sincerity of
purpose. The only thing that is con
sistently left for Gov. Chamberlain to
do is to break off from such associa-.
tions, and with the adherents he has in
his party, sincere friends of reform
and they are a goodly number-to or
ganize an independent faction of the
Republican party, and in co-operation
with the organized Democratic forces
to defeat the despoilers. No one
would think of asking him or his fol
lowers to join the Democratic party;
we want reform pure and unadulterated
regardless of national party politics;
they do :not enter into the questien
and no man need forego -his principles
in reference to national politics in be
coming a member of a reform organi
zation in the State. When after suc,h
action the sincerity of Gov. Chamber
lain and his friends for reform becomes
manifest, then he may reasonably ex
pect the support of the people for
office in their gift ; before such action,
however, they cannot clear their hearts
The latest drink at Washington is
Yesterday.the St. Louis Convention
met. -.To-day - the* work will begin ;
every one is awaiting the result with
bated breath. It is too late to pro
The first principle announced by
the Cincinnati Convention reads thus:
I. The United States of America is
a nation, not a league.
Well, that -settles it.
The Executive Committee of the
Democratic party ot Sumter County
seem to be in despair to judge from
the tone of their address to the people
of the C!ounty.' Cheer up !
Mr. John Smul, of Anderson, who
was in feeble health, stopped to drink
water on the mill road, at Anderson's
mills, was seized~ with vertigo, fell
with his face downward, and was
drowned in water not more than a foot
Bishop Dupanloup has written a
pamphlet entitled "Whither are we
going." Tt endeavors to -show that
society and religion are in the greatest
peril through the triumphant progress
of atheism. Don't be afraid Mr.
Bishop; religion-*will take care of it
self and so will society.
Tammany is thin king of Groesbeck
for President and Bayard or Parker
for Vice. Groesbeck, of Ohio, is a
good man, but as a Tammany candi
date he would not be very strong.
Tammany Hall might burn down with
out serious loss to the community, ex
ept the Insurance Companies.
Some North Carolinian says that
some other tarheel captured a General
Hayes at Chancellorsville, and some
body thinks it is important to know
whether it was Rutherford B. Hayes,
the Republican sonnnee for President.
Suppose it was, what then i Does that
reate a constitutional disability?.
Hon. WV. D. Porter, one of the dele
gates at large from this State to the
Democratic Convention at St. Louis,
has written a letter to Gen. Bratton,
the chairman of the South Carolina
dele~atioi. He says that bad health
Vice-Presidency. He wants the Pres
idency or nothing. if the Conven
tion think that his nomination for
Vice President would elect the ticket
he should certainly accept. There
are very few public men, however, in
whom ambition does not greatly out
We shall henceforth set down Rob
ert Ingersoll as the craziest man in
the United States ; he made the fol
lowing declaration in the Cinciinati
Convention : "The party wants a lead
er with audacity of genius, of the
grandest combination of heart con
science and brain known to American
people. That one is James G. Blaine.".
(Wild applause.) The applause, no
doubt was as wild as the declaration.
Lilly, the conditionally pardoned
convict whom Jirdge Northrop would
not allow to testify on a conditional
pardon, has been discharged from tg
Penitentiary by the Supreme Court
on a writ of Habeas'Corpus, on the
ground that the Chester jury which
tried him were informally drawn. He
was required to give bond for $400
for his appearance at Chester next
term of Court. Wonder if our Jury
Commissioners throughout the State
will after awhile learn how to draw a
"The Indians killed forty men on
Thuisddy, June 15th, at a point sixty
miles south of Sidney, Nebraska.
Over one hundred men have been
killed in that section within one week.
The Indians belong to the Cheyenne
What can be done with Mr. Lo ?
Rations-especially of poor beef and
mouldy flour-will not keep him qr.iet
and bullets will not subdue him; nei
ther the Pennsylvania Quaker nor the
Secretary of War is able to manage
him. Barnum will have to buy them
all up and show them all over the
world. Fifty cents admittance, chil
dren half price.
Fully one-third of the entire popu
lation of Wisconsin is German-the
largest part of which element is Ro
man Catholic. They have all hither
to, or nearly all, been Republicans ;
but loyalty to their religion will turn
them against the party now attempt
ing to proscribe it.
(Journal of Commerce.
This is certainly news to us; an over
whelming majority of the Germans in
the United States are Protestants;
until lately there has been hardly any
emigration at- all from the Catholic
parts of - Fatherland; we have no*
special information as to that element
in Winconsin ; but we must suppose
proportion to their religion to be about
the same. We should like to get in
formation if it be otherwise.
With the confession of the Pomaria
murderer still fresh in their minds it
may be interesting to our readers to
peruse the confession of Lowery, who
committed a similar crime at Lynch
burg, in Sumter County, and has been
lately executed. 'We hope that the
uick retribution which overtook the
Harmon murdlerers may prevent this
class of triple crime.
Aleck Lowery, the negro who was
executed on the 16th inst., at Sumter,
for the murder of Mr. John Murphy,
was an extraordinary man. He never
lost his self-possession for a single in
stant. For over an hour he stood up
mn the scaffold in torrents of rain,
ining out the hymns and singing the
loudest and most fervent of the 5,000
present. His last act was to divest
himself of his coat, vest and boots to
end to the prisoners at the jail. Be
fore the black cap was drawn over his
face he handed his confession, which
was sealed in a large envelope, and
written by his own hand, to the sher
iff, to be read in the presence of Mess.
[urst, Tuomey, Singleton, Smith and
Mr. T. M. Tyndal, this is the truth,
o help my God. There was nobody
with me when this thing was done.
God knows the thoughts of my heart.
[ wuld not tell a lie, for I know that
[ have to meet my God in peace, and
[ can't go to God and not tell the
ruth. Blad it not been for Mr.
[.hame telling me that if I would call
iome one else it would clear me, no
ther man's name would have been
alled by me, for God knows that I
was the only one there, and I was the
man that killed Mr. Murphy, and.[
hought there was more money there,
but I was afraid to hunt for it. The
noney that I got was in the drawer
md in a dry goods box, in the room
where he slept, but, in my judgment,
Lhere was more money, but it was
burned. If the men had not held out
inducements to me, I would not have 1
alled other names. If it were my
lying word, there was no one with
ue, and the money that I got, which
was about five hundred dollars, I loan
d some in Wilmington, and some I
;pent and the rest I buried, but you
an keep them men in jail as long as
ou please, but God will hold you re-1
;ponsie for it. When you know a]
an is clear you Quglit to release him
or my sake. I was the only map that
was there and4 if my father was there
would say sq. I was four nights
ratching him before I killed him. I
rent from a party at Witherspoon
ooe,.'s on Saturday night to Lynch
to the depot. As he returnedI killei
him, and God knows that is so. ]
will close by saying I killed him, ani
I have made my peace with God.
No signature was attached, ani
many think it is only a ruse to screet
We copy from the Keowee Courier
Walhalla, the following extract of
communication by the school cominis
sioner of Oconee County, in referenc
to the Primary Department of New
berry College. It is certainly en
couraging to the friends of the insti
tution to notice that Prof Busby, fo
several years the popular principal o
Bethel Academy, Pomaria, is equalli
successful in the school room of hi
"On the 6th of this month I visitei
the Primary Department of the New
berry College. This portion of ou:
College is uader the management o:
Prof. D. B. Busby, who I take to b<
an elegant gentleman and scholar.
remained with Mr. B. and his scholar
until noon. and was so well please(
with him and his students and theil
recitation that I determined to pai
them another visit soon and try an(
carry others with me, in order thal
they might see and know what wa.
being done by Mr. B. and those undei
him. Accordingly on the 10th I dii
so, in company with Col. Rob't. A
Thompson, one of the Trustees foi
Wagener. We were well pleased wit]
Mr. B. and his pupils; found hin
very pleasant and his pupils ver3
prompt and correct in their answers
He appears to have the confidenet
and good wishes of his boys. He cer
tainly has a happy way of imparting
instruction to them, and at the sam(
time he does it so pleasantly and s
plainly that it appears impossible foi
them to misunderstand him. I thinl
he is the right man in the right place,
and I have no hesitancy in saying thal
I believe, under his management, al,
will be well with that portion of th(
College. I fear we do not properly
appreciate the advantages our Counti
derives, from this College. It wa
feared at one time that it would bN
removed from this place. Should suei
a thing be done it would be a great
loss to the citizens of Walhalla, if nof
to the entire County. Could we bul
double its present strength, it would
add greatly to the prosperity of ou:
County as well as to that of our pretty
and pleasanti mount~ain village, and the
benefits derived from it by~ the youths
of our town would be incalculable."
"The bronze statue of the celebrated
trotter American Girl was unveiled oi
Tuesday afternoon at the Elmira (N
Y.) Driving Park in presence of
large number of spectators. It is liff
size, standing upon a granite pedestal,
which rests upon a mound of earth
underneath which lies the body of the
That's rather startling in a christian
land; they used to do -such things in
lden times. Bucephalas, for instance,
had a monument erected to his mnem.
ry-if our memory serves us right
but in modern times we have heard o:
no such proceedings. The bones of
the greatest horise that ever lived-the
American Girl not excepted-Don
Quixote's Rosinante, lie still uncof
ined somewhere in La Mancha dirt,
and no stone marks the place; until
that great steed receives decent
urial we shall object to having a
.emetery for horses. The statue does
well enough, but .theu take the bones
away ; t.he association is not healthy.
POR THE HEEALD.
The usual Commencement exercises
f this deservedly popular institution
ere inaugurated on Sunday, the 11th
inst., with the Baccalaureate Sermon,
y Dr. J. P. Smeltzer. He chose for
is theme the following: "Time allotted
o human existence should be religiously
mployed ;" he treated it .in a masterly
nanner, showing conclusively that our
~ime in this life is as a breath, and that
e should have but one end in view
;hat of "serving God day and night in
2is holy temple." It is almost sheer
resumptioin for us to attempt a full
eport of this fine, elevated and schol
rly effort. He presented practical
;houghts clothed in the most chaste
anguage, often abounding in the most
eautifal illustrations. Christianity was
is theme, a devotion to the great truths
f Christ was the central sun around
which revolves all our hopes of this life.
ndi the life to come. Long may these
mpressions engage the minds of the
arge and appreciative audience that
welcomed this Baccalaureate address.
The- address to the Young Men's
3hristian Association was also deliver
d by the Doctor on Sunday night, but
)wing to the inclemency of the wea
her we were unable to hear all of the
ermon, but heard it spoken of as being
ery fine indeed.
On Monday, 10 A. M., we repaired
a the College, there to witness the Ex
iibition of the Preparatory Department,
ndcer the skillful management of Prof.
). B. Busby; and notwithstanding the
ai descended in torrents, a goodly
zed audience awaited the procession
fte yon Cicerps. In filed the
~reps., led b their ho0fes,or, and occu
)1d the seats reserved for them, and
fter prayer by Prof. Probst, the combat
~pened-each vieing with the other in
I there, satisfied of the progress of their
ADDRESS TO TE ALU3NI ASSOCIATION.
At 10 A. M. Tuesday, the Lutheran
Church was filled by a large audience
to hear the Address before the Alumni
Association, by Prof. Busby. 'As we
are unable to give as a full report as
we desire, in the absence of our notes,
we quote from the Keowee Courier con
cerning this Address: "His subject was
"Education in its Political Bearings."
The Professor =4aWetoquent address
and fully and completely developed his
- theme, illustrating it frequently by
r chaste and classical references." But
f this does not exactly cpnveyour opinion
of this effort. It was something.more
than "classical." He .was practical in
all of his points, pointed us unerringly
to the path that would achieve for us
national liberty and national prosperity.
He ranged amid the fallen thrones-of
r Persia, Greece and Rome, attributing
their downfall to the neglect of educa
tion. That unless our Southern State
formed a higher idea of education than
she now entertains and act upon, and
r unless she appreciates the untold ad
r vantages arising from a universal diffu
I sion of knowledge among ..11 classes
the poor as well as the rich-she would
never rise from her degraded condition.
He argued that ignorance was the sole
cause (considerably mixed with old
Satan's blood, we might add) of our
present wretched state. Educate the
masses-learn them to think and aet
for themselves, and you have a people
who will not be led by the noses by un
principled demagogues and corrupt
politicians. His subject, as be remarked,
may seem "hackneyed," but we must
some day, sooner or later, realize the
time-honored adage that "knowledge is
power," and act like men, not brutes.
At 8 P. M. of the same day the exer
cises of the Juniors was opened with 1
prayer by Rev. H. W. Kuhns, after <
which the following programme was
Transcendent Excellence of Elo
quence-Wm. Stoudenmire; Benefit of
Labor-J. B. Binest; Human Happi
ness-C. M. Efird; Jackson-G. B.
-Each young man showed much skill
in the selection of his subject-on the
one hand it was said that Eloquence
could assuage tho fiery passions of men,
arouse a nation of heroes to arms, as
did 'Demosthenes; and on the other1
hand the steam engine, the printing
Ipress, the gin, in fact, all the various
conveniences which we of the present
day possess, were cited as the result of
labor, "Human Happiness" was weigh
ed in the balances, and it was found
that there was very little of it. The
eminent qualities of heart and head of
the immortal Southern Chieftain, Stone
wall Jackson, received a touching tri
bute from the pen of Mr. Cromer.
Young gentlemen, all we ask of you is
that you do as well in the future as you
have done in the past, and success will
crown your efforts.
ADDRESS BEFORE THE LITERARY SO
Long before it came, it was decided*
that the great event was to be the ad
dress before the Literary Societies, by1
Gen'l A. C. Garlington, of Atlanta, Ga.,
consequently on Wednesday, 10.A. M.,
one of the finest audiences of the week
awaittd the appearance of the distin
guished orator. After the prelimina
ries, such as music and prayer, 0. L.t
Schumpert, Esq., in graceful terms an
nounced that he was about to introduce(
to the audience a man to whose counsel f
South Carolina in her palmiest days E
loved to follow-that person was no t
less than the gallant Gen'l Albert C. I
Garlington. A burst of applause re
vealed the fact that he was welcomed,
and in a few minutes he held the atten
tion of the entire house while he extolled '
"Woman's Mission." Woman's power
does not lay hold in the ballot box, she
was not created to wield that sceptre of
power, her Creator never intended that
she should "rnount the stump, and shout
Woman's Suffrage"-her place is ther
fireside. There the potency of her in-t
fluence is felt and not upon the tented
battle-field Her empire is home, her
sceptre, love. The General was plain,
forcible and practical. In eloquent
words he turned to the members of the '
Societies and elucidated "True Great. t
ness." He referred to some of South t
Carolina's noblest sons as examples ~
worthy of imitation. Cultivate their i
virtues, emulate their illustrious charac- C
ters. The latter part of his address 2
partook something of the sublime.
CONTEST FOR THE MEDAL IN ORATORY.
At night the contest .for the Orator's
Medal took placa. After a* fervent
prayer to the throne of Grace by Rev.
Sanders, Mr. J. P. Hlawkins, of New
berry, was introduced to the audience.
Selecting as his theme, "The Influence
af Great Events," he reviewed some of
the great events that have shaped the S
destinies of nations. Mr. H. is a grace- ~
ful speaker, and we predict for him a
The next speaker was Mr. W. G.
Neville, of Oconee, who explored the S
fancied regions of "Hope," and painted
futurity's canvas in its most glowing
hues. Mr. N. has been a very close
student, and bids fair to become one of
NebryCut hnhdag a
fulrersentaty i thepen adf gr-.
G.B. reer,tai iwho ae pusoan eofuent v
Gadreseo, wh ase usrom Teloqent
address ob a passage from Terrence:
- 1...~L:.L a~.. .~W w4ll
evident ability and logical manner of
discussing his subjects, has gained for
him a reputation as one of the best r
speakers ;n College, as the sequel will
While the string band furnished us
with some of its enrapturing strains,
the Committee consisting of Gen'l A. C.
Garlington, Hon. J. C Hopei Mr T.
W. Holloway, and Revs. H. W. Kuhns
and H. S. Wingard, retired for consul
tatio. Returning in a short while, the -
Committee through: their vhAkrman,
Gen'l A. C. Garlington, in a neit and
appropriate speech, awarded thVnedal
to Mr. G. B. Cromer, the announce
ment of which drew forth a round of t
applause, and one of -whom Newberry
may well fee, proud. t
Rain, rain, rain-i. it never going to
cease raining-are we going to have ano
ther of Noah's floods ? These were soue
of the gloomy forebodings tiat loomed up
before our eyes on Thursday morning, Co d
rnencement Day. The rain poured in tor
rents, but we ventured on our aquatic ex
ursion towards the place, where despite,
the undue proportion of the aqueuos fluid
that had fallen, a large and respectable
rowd had assembled.
After prayer by Rev. H. W. Kuhns, the
Latin Salutatorv (1st Honor) was pro- h
3ounced by Mr. W. J. Stribling, of Acton, f,
rexas, to the infinite edification of all. We t
were not able to understand quite all that e
wvas said, but we think he did himself great t<
redit, as that was his first effort in that C
:lassical tongue. (A young lady seated by
5ur side remarked that she liked that speech
)etter than any she had yet heard.)
"Hope, the Lever of Success," was next
flaborately discussed by Mr. R. E. Camp
ell, of Laurens, who came up to the full
,xpectations of the audience that had often
efore listened to his chaste and beautiful
Mr. G. T. Stribling soon found himself
n hot water by condemning the "Tyranny e
)f Fashion." Some of the girls didn't like P
his disclosure of their course, because he (
ame too near telling the truth. In unmis.
akable terms he condemned the prevailing t
aLshions of all ages, and* in his mental
neanderings pointed to that pyramidal vice
-pin-back. He could hardly see any dif
erence between a camel and a pinned-back
ady. We were much pleased with the. ri
ddress, and hope his advice will be fol- p
"The Triumphs of Modern Science" were
ext noted by Mr. D. A. Zeagler, of Orange-.
urg. Mind was at work in all the depart- -
nents of nature, exploring ocean's lowest
lepths, and scanning heaven's arches, and
ith the ever-piercing and far-reaching B
elescope, revealing to man the wondersC
f God's creation There was a graceful- C
ess about the speaker that predicts for
ui a bright future.
.Again, Mr. W. J. Stribling gave us an
E~nglish oration on "The True Mission of
lovernment." Being able to understand
nore of this than his former effort, we ap
reciated some of his able ideas which be.
,mbodied in most beautiful languagre.
A speech by Mr. J. C. Watkins, of An- sc
erson, on "Intellectual Pleasures," con- 01
iluding with tite Valedictory (2d Honor), ri
oncluded the morning orations. Mr. W. ,
nturn soeto Professors, students, ct
ens and classmates of the sad hour of si
arting, and indulged the hope that the lia
resent class would render honor to their
Dr. Smeltzer then conferred the degree
f A. B. upon the class, and also A. M.
ipon Mr. S. P. Hughes. 4
0. L. Schumnpert, Esq., in his usualgrace
l style, presented the Medal in Mathe
natics to Mr. C. W. Welch, of Newberry.
onorable mention was also made of Mr.
i. 0. Kaminer, of Lexington.
Gen'l A. C. Garlington then, in a .fitting I
ribute to the Ancient Languages, presented
he Greek Medal to Mr. W. J. Beard, of de
)onee ; after which Rev. Kuhns,. in his ry
elicitous manner, announced that Mr. Win. th
itoudenmire had received the $25 prize as t
he best Essay on the "Bachman Endow- vw
ent of New berry College."
After the announcement of the rises in ~
he classes, the benediction was pronounced
y the President, and all left well satisfied nc
rith the exercises.
We must not forget to mentidtn the mu
ic-it was really half of the Commence
We have been unusually hurried in giving
his account of the exercises, because of
he rain and the consequent delay on the
ailroad. We desire the mantle of charity
o be thrown over our errors. i
FoE THE HERALD.
MR. EDITOR :-It is true that W. isF
ride of the mark, but I had no idea de
hat we would ramble into .a mode of hi
aptism discussion, and come through ~
y "Scott's Creek" and go under. E
hanking you for the suggestion, I will
efine my position and cease to rove. L
genuine Christian has received the
race of God, and so long as that grace te
emains with him is superior to any -
fler power, (to this all Christians 1
gree, even those who hold' the possi
ility of losing it, say that it is a volun
ry act,) so taught the great Apostle.
le knew the power in him too well to
reate the impression that W. seems to
elieve. He accompanied all not as a
1ere negative, but compedled them to
knowledge the power of God; the ty
iper was shaken off, leaving him harm
iss; so were all influences for evil. 2
'he old hero knew wherein was his col
trength,' therefore he preached to and ~
nd commingled with all, as did his E~
faster. "Why eateth your Master bi
rith publicans and sinners?" Hear the
faster's answer, "They that be whole
eed not a physician, but they that. c
ce sick." "I am not come to call the s
ghteous, but sinners to repentance."c
id ouw Saviov censure the #ve wise.
[rgins for being in company with the s
ane foih one? C. S. be
On Tuesday morning, June 13th, at the
.sidence of the Bride's father. by the Rev.
: A. Fair, GEo. S. M.owr, Esq., to Miss
Assir. D. JONEs, daughter of L. J. Jones,
:tq. All of Newberry.
M7ew X *0iiwemaeows.
NOTiE lay!I WAR FNG.
Any person or persons taking.mocking
irds from my.. hedges, or otherwise in
ruding on my place, will be hild to a strict
ceount according to law.
June'28, 26-It. W. T. WRIGHT.
.otice. to Trspassers.
All persons are hereby notified not to
-espas ow-my ksd;yhutigrshg
i uny other manner. Ar y person so doing -
il be prosecuted to.the. fullest extent of
be law. k - B.F. McGRAW.
June 28, 26-3t.
I will apply to the Court of Probate for
ewberry County, for a final discharge as
:uardian- of 'Hayne Denson, .on the-31s
ay of July next, at 10 o'clock, A. X.
SAMUEL S. ABRANS.
Guardian of Hiynetson
June 22 1876.
ITUATIONS WAINTf -OR'.
ORPHAN A .
The B3ard of Commissioners of the Cha.,
ston Orphan House have several:-,yb
-om 13 to 15 years old, whom they. wAs
i bind out to Farmers; Merchant r
ianic in the interior of the Stte. Ayp&_1
Ltious may >e made by letter addressed'
> W. C. BEE, Chairman of the Boad,;
June 28, 26-1m.
SHERIFF'S s AL
M. E. Gilliam, for another,
George B. Tucker.
By virtuef an Execatio to me ,Airect.
[ in the above stated case, I wiff sik",at
iblic outcry, in front of .the Court House
n Sale-days the 3d of JuT nxt
e following Personal Property, vivi
One (1) ChestwA t Sorrel*
looded Stock, by Lemington, dam by.0
la, 2 years old. Levied on as the pro
rty of G. B. Tucker.
J. J. OARRTNGOW'& N 0
Sheriff's Office, June ,li 18'W
Round Trip Ticket
The 8outi rolfha RaffIoad'&fi i-s
UND TRIP TICKETS to N,ew York, via
arleston, for tidatet0BB.e is is
e best and'cheapest route to goto the
ntennial. S. B..I'ICKENS,
General icke et .
June 14, 24-tf.
S THE DISTRICTAUGUST OF
THE UNITED STATES---DIS-~
TRICT OF SOUTH CAROUNA.
In Re.-William Summer, Bankrupt.
In pursuance of an order of fiee.jH
Bryan, -Judge of the said-Cor,yl E
11, at public oucy t Nweyg
Monday, the 3d day of July next, alfthe
heat, interests and estate of the sieBani'
pt-in a judgment in thetourdfComa
eas for Newberry County, in favor of OA
.Suber against A. G. Sunef
imner, John A. Metts and the -s1t
tm Summer ; and also all the other e)o~~
action of the said Bankrupt- aot her
re sold. Terms of.sale cash. .- ;na
-T. W. .BOLLOWAY,~*.
June 21, 25-2t lsin
Haing reisbred ilsresidence to
sires.his friends and patrons-in,Neuo
County, to uderstand thoi.e s adit~
e field a&--his old tr'ad7e, :am4 hopus
rit in the future, as lie has received in
e past a liberal hae of.tepieopTis
is terms will be moderate to suit ;
nes, and his work, as it'has alirajs been,
Any person wishing to-see hias n- bdsl.
s can leave word at J. D. Cash's Store.
May 31, 22-im.
CE! ICErf! ICE!flt
JOHN 0. SEEGEBS,
COLUMBIA, S. C,
Respectfully informs:the publcba there
g placed his I0E MACHINE in comnplet~
der, he is prepared for the season t4*e
UEICE inany qatte
livered at Depot in Columbia, 'at $1-per
tnred. This Ice limanimamedeopar-e
eet spring, water, at 30 deg. belou frees
g, and is pronounced better iniTipnrer
an any other.
Pure unadulterated Lager Beer, Wines
quors, Segars and Tobacco-by the *bola
Le and retail.
Orders solicited and satisfaction, guaran
d. ' May 17,20-4f.
ENCILS, 5, 10,15 and 20 cents each.
3MMECIAL NOTE, 10 tO' 20 cents per
IIES and REPP NOTE-superior quail.
ETURY NOTE-elegant-in boxes.
NVELOPES,'19oto S0~cents per buirh-11
IEDING and INVITATION PAPER with
VE LOPES to match.
SK, 5 cents and upwards-aU'ltOrs
ck, blue, violet and red. .
OCKET DLAR TES, 25,5.0, 75 andfl.
LANK BOOKS-Ledgers, Days and Re
d, from 50 cents up.
EATES, 5 cents to m - -
UNDA'Y SCHOO)L LIBRARY BOOS.dl 1
sold at costand carriage. Call'at once'
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