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The Charleston Democracy.
ADDRESS OF TUE COUNTY EXECU
TIVE COMMITTEE-THE 'NECESSITY
OF UNITY AND TIAE31ONY-SOUND
ADVICE TO THE PARTY.
The following address -was unani
mously adopted at a meeting of the
Executive Committee of the Demo
e ratic party held August 1st, and or-1
dered to beb--pulished'
The Executive Committee of the
County invite the atteution of their
constituents to a consideration of the
grave issues involved in the ap
proaching general election.
Of the depressed condition of the
State, the result of eight years of Re
publican rule, it is unnecessary to
speak. All feel the ~pressure of mis
government, and all concur in the
necessity for reform. Unless a thor
ough, practical reform can be estab
lished, the wasteful expenditure of
the past checked, economy observed,
taxation lessened and the laws hon
estly administered, it is vain to hope
for any amelioration of our con
dition. Each year will add to our
burdens and diminish our resources,
until we end in absolute ruin.
What is the proper course to be
pursued. is the paramount question,
and upon its wise solution depends
-the redress of present evils and the
prospect of future good government.
. A portion of our fellow-citizens pre
fer a strict - party contest. Another
portion, regarding the Democratic
party as a minority and success doubt
ful on a party contest, desire to secure
good government by any combination
that wiH effect that result.
Of the wisdom of the respective
plans we express no opinion, for it is
not in a partisan spirit that we ad
dress you, but one or the other of
these plans .will be adopted, and it is
of the utmost importance that which
ever is selected shall be so adopted
that the opponents of it can easily and
without. loss of self-respect accept the
policy as their owt, and. cordially
unite in its support. If the contest
between these two lines of action is to
be so' bitterly waged as*to antagonize
the sections and divide the party-if
unworthy motives are to be imputed
and epithets bandied and passion pre
vail over judgments; then unity is
hopeless for either, and defeat certain.
The sole prospect of success is in
united action, and that is attainable
only by the wise, temperat.e, judicious
conduct of all
The policy of the State can only be
decided by the Convention itself, after
a calm and careful consideration of
the entire situation; and in our judg
ment it is the first duty of the citizen.
to see that the Convention which is to
declare-the policy of the State, and-to
whose decision all should submit, shall
be composed of the best men we can
send, and have before it all the facts
necessary for a eornprehensive and final
decision of the question.
The Convention in May last held
this view; and because it had not be
fore is the. facts essential to a wise
conclusion, it postponed any decision
and remitted that duty to its succes
sor. -Has the situation been at all
changed ? -Will the August Cojiven
tion have any ligbt.which the May
Convention had not? We know of
none, and if the general sentiment of
the State apyroved the wisdom of the
May Convention in refusing to decide,
how ian it adopt the August Conven
tion-.if it shall adopt a contrary coursej
under circumstances identically the1
We raise no question as to the
.power of the Executive Committee to
call the Convention. That was un
questionably delegated to them, and
left absolutely to their discretion. We
concede to them purity of motive and
patriotism, buit we think they have
erred in - judgment. Unfortunately
their call is so timed that it does
practically decide the. policy of the
State. If:the Convention shall meet
and act, it can decide but one way
to nominate candidates and commit
the State toa straight-out policy.
There will be no other alternative.
There will be no room for deliberation,
for there will be nothing to discuss.
There will be simply a vote putting on
-record a result already accomplished.
Is it wise that the Convention
should-be shut up to a single line of
policy representing only one portion of
the party, and force that upon the entire
party, regardless of those who distrust
its wisdom and doubt its success ? Is
it probable that such a course will re
sult in harmony, when one wing dic
tates and the other has only to obey ?
It has been urged that a platform
and candidates are essential to the
orgtanization of the party. We are
not willing io credit this. It does
injustice to the great body of the peo
ple, whose platform-the redemption
of the State-is already written, and
whose patriotism does not need the
stimulus of candidates to quicken its
We are not in a position to hazard
anything. Success is so essential that
we cannot throw away a single chance.
Every step must be taken and every
move made wise and cautiously, and
ow are we to move wisely if we move
in the dark ? It can do us no harm to
know what the plans of the enemy
are. The political situation among
the Republicans is being rapidly devel
oped. Their line of action must soon
'be disclosed, and, on ascertaining it,
-we can see with greater clearness and
crt.aity the.course we should pursue.
There are contingencies not merely
possib>le but highly probable, on the
happening of which the differences of
opinion in the Democratic party will
be healed, and a determined, vigorous
camnazgn. on the s&ictest party line,
and the conclusion reached by the
Convention will be accepted as its de
liberate judgment. after full considera
tion of the entire subject.
We therefore urge upon our fellow
citizens of Charleston County to con
sider the propriety of sending to the
State Convention a delegation of their
ablest citizens, instructed to ask on
behalf of Charleston that the deter
mination by the Convention of the
policy of the State be postponed until
after the Republican Convention has
met and the political situation better
If the views we have expressed
meet with the approval of the com
munity, there is no time to be lost in
putting them in force. Charleston
elects on the 6th instant the members
of the County Convention, by whom
the delegates to the State Convention
will be chosen. Everything thus de
pends upon the character of the County
Convention, and, as the proper repre
sentation of Charleston, is of vital im
portance, we feel that our duty is dis
charged in submitting the whole sub
ject to the sound judgment of the
CHARLES H. SIMONTON,
Chairman Executive Committee Char
The Truth about Mississippi.
MINORITY REPORT ON THE SENA
TORIAL INVESTIGATION-A PEACE
ABLE ELECTION-GOVENOR AMES'
RESPONSIBILITY FOR BAD BLOOD
The minority report of the Missis
sippi investigation committee will be
presented at the same time with the
majority. The minority will review
the testimony and the character of the
witnesses, and will show that the great
er number of tha witnesses relied upon
by the majority to maintain their con
clusions were those who were personally
interested, such as defeated candidates
for office, &c. One important fact was
established, that on the day of the
election in Mississippi not one single
case of violence at the polls occur
red throughout the State. There are
sixty counties in Mississippi. and yet
the majority rely only.on seven to sus
tain the charge which will be made in
their report that the Democrats car
ried the election by violence and in
timidation. It was established beyond
ontroversy that whatever trouble did
ocur in the State was due entirely to
the conduct of the carpet-bag Gover
He surrounded himself with men of
the most desperate and abandoned
character of both races, and never
sought the acquaintance even of men
of intelligence and position who had
the respect of the people. To show how
the reports of outrages are exaggera
ted, the case of what is designated as
the "Clinton massacre" may be al
luded to. In this affair, witnesses
before the committee, whose testimony
had been "cooked up" in advance, put
the number of colored people killed as
all the way from thirty to seventy; yet
when they were called upon for names
not one of them could mention more
than three or four persons. Months
before the election Ames commenced
to organize the negro. militia; arms
and ammunition were distributed with
a lavish hand, and there was scarcely
an adult male negro in the State but
had his revolver, gun or other deadly
weapon. They became, under the
teachings of Ames and his minions,
insolent and threatening in their de
meanor. As a consequence, the whites
were cotopelled to arm for the protec
tion of their families and friends.
Collision, more or less, did occur, and
as always will be the case, the inferior
race was worsted, but as said above,
there was no disorder nor violence on
the day of election. Chase, the special
agent sent out by the Department of
Justice, was before the committee,
and detailed his movements in the
State prior to -the election of 1874.
He was surprised to find that Gover
nor Ames had no acquaintance at all
with those representing the property
and the intelligence of the State, and
it was through him .that Ames met
such prominent Democrats as Messrs.
George and Barksdale, who, as mem
bers of the State Committee, were
conducting the Democratic campaign.
It was the habit of Ames to turn over
to Chase the letters and complaints
he received alleging outrages on the
colored people. These were imme
diately taken by Mr. Chase to the Demo
oratic Committee and an explanation
demanded. Inquiries would then be
set on foot by the committee to ascer
tain the facts, as Mr. Chase informed
them if quiet was not maintained, he
would recommend to the anthorities
at Washington to send troops into t-he
State. It is very questionable after
all of their exertions, whether the
Radical members of the committee will
be able to make much of a campaign
document out of their report, notwith
standing that they resorted to the dis
engenuous method of selecting de
tached portions of the testimony on
which to base their conclusions. It
is expected that both reports will be
presented next week.-Washington
Correspondence Baltimore Sun.
'The Galesburg resolution, adopted
by the Lutheran General Council last
year, to-wit : 'Lutheran pulpits for
Lutheran ministers only, and Lutheran
altars for Lutheran communicants on
ly,' promises to be a fruitful cause of
dissension in Lutheran Churches.
The Pennsylvania Synod recently in
terpreted it as being no more than a
declaration of opinion, to be taken
somewhat in a Pickwickian sense.
The New York Synod, which met af
ter that of Pennsylvania, by a vote of
66 to 2, pronounced for its acceptance
in its literal meaning. There appears
to be a prospect of a lively discussion
THOS, F, GRENEKER, EDITOR,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
W EDNESDAY, AUG. 9, 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- medinm offers unrivalled ad
vantages. kor Terms, see first page.
SAMUEL J. T!LDERl,
OF NEW YORK.
FOR VICE-PRESI VENT.
"THOMAS A. HENDRICKS,
Carl Schurz and the German
We all remember with gratitude
and admiration the noble service this
talented foreigner did in the cause of
reform when it required more skill
than now to lay bare and more inde
pendence to denounce )he corruption
of Grant's Government. We must,
therefore, judge him kindly, however
strange way appear to us the delusion
of now regarding the Republican par
ty the enemy of corruption and Hayes
the champion of reform ; we give him
full credit for honesty -of purpose, but
we cannot but think that the failure.,
to be returned to the Senate of the
United States by the Missouri Demo
cratic Legislature has rankled in his
,heart and som'ewhat-warped his better
judgment. He has recently written a
letter to the Editor of the mVew York
er Staats. Zeitung, the leading Ger
man Journal of the North, wherein he
advocates the claims of Hayes with
great ingenuity. We do not now pro
pose to consider the different grounds
which he assigns for his preference,
nor allude to the consequences which
he predicts will follow from the elec
tion of Tilden, except, to the last:
'The rousing of false hopes among
the lawless elements in the South by
their party victory, and the increase
of terrible excesses and reactionary ef
forts, in spite of the desire of the Gov
ernment and the better part of the
Southern people to suppress such dis
orders." We are satisfied that such
will not be the effect. With the
causes of lawlesuness lawlessness itself
will cease. We will be sufficiently im
pressed before the election with the
fact that Tilden is eminently a repre.
sentative of order, and he will find
willing hands to prevent or quell any
disturbances. Still it cannot be de
nied that Schurz's last prophecy fills
the Northern mind with great alarm,
and imperceptibly pushes it in the fore
ground as the real issue in the cam
paign. The Northern people are mor
bidly sensitive on that subject. To
convince them that we expect only the
strictest order under Tilden will win
the election. The political temper of
South Carolina 'governs the ballot
boxes of New York, New Jersey and
Connecticut. Let us all vote for Til
den in those States. This by the way.
We set out with the intention of
merely showing the effect of Schurz?s
defection on the German vote, which
in the North and more so in the West,
is a power. Some have feared that
Schurz carried the German vote in
his pocket, no matter which cause he
espoused, as he was considered the
representative of the German-Amneri
can. Nothing can be further from
the truth. They as a people are inde
pendent voters, and from a party point
of view most unmanageable ; they are'
not hero-worshippers nor do they cling
to an empty name. When Schurz
fails to convince them his influence is
gone at ence. Mr. Pulitzer, the for
mer co-editor of Schurz's paper, comes
out in a letter to the Sun, in which
he gives us the following gratifying
statistics as to the German vote in the
"Mr. Schurz is either grossly de
ceived himself or only seems so in or
der to grossly deceive others. In
either case I must be sorry for him,
Iand in neither case can I follow him.
IAnd I am glad to be met by the most
unmistakable evidence that the same
spirit animates, thousands of others
who, like myself, formerly followed
Mr. Schurz's lead. Especially is this
the case with the German-American
element of our republic. I know from
the most careful examination that one
hundred and seventy-seven G ermian
newspapers in all parts of the country,
or over two-thirds of all in number,
and nine-tenths in real circulation
and influence, are to-day supporting
no the caiate of Mr. Schurz, but
only one who does not support Tilden
and reform. The unholy alliance be
tween Mr. Schurz and the "machine"
politicians will be fruitless so far as
the Germans are concerned. They
love the country of their adoption too
much to wish a continuation of the
present era of shame and disgrace.
They want a thorough national house
cleaning, want new and clean hands
in high places, want rgform ; and theirl
good instinct leads them to expect the
vital changes so sorely needed for the
national honor not from Mr. Hayes,
who means the status quo, but from
the man who stands to-day as the
foremost practical Reformer- of the re
public-who, regardless of party, has
purified the most corrupt Government
of the first city of the Western world
and the first State of the Union, and
utterly annihilated the inost gigantic
organizations for public plunder that
ever existed until Grant's associates
set up a greater one.
SARATOGA, July 31, 1876.
"County Delegate" and Mr.
Wg direct the attention of our read
ers to the communication of Y. J.
Pope, Esq., elicited by some remarks
of "County Delegate." We cannot,
of course, add one word to -the com
plete justification of the writer from
an attack which he considers aimed at
himself, but we must thank him for
having risen above mere personal con
siderations- and having shown the folly
of making class distinctions between
those who should be only known as a
unit of patriotic citizens and good
Democrats. We have nothing to say,
as far as the criticism of County Dele
gate has reference to our article
(County Convention) than we have
said in our last. The criticism was
evidently based upon a misunderstand
ing of our language, which we thought
sufficiently plain. In lieu of a reply
we will state our views-somewhat more
extensively .in what follows.
The Democratic party consists of
the Democratic voters and not of the
Democratic Clubs. The clubs belong
to the executive machinery; they are
a somewhat more extended Executive
Committee ; but they -do not nominate
as little as they elect. We have said
that it is fair that those who are ex
peted to support a ticket should help
to form it ; it is likewise Democratie
usage. We h*ave no more to say about
past action. We refer to the nomina
tion of County officers. The Demo
ratic party -at large of the Conty
should have a voice in it; not only
because it is right but because it
would greatly enhance the .chances of
the election of the nominees. There
is no doubt that most of those who are
not club members will support the
club nominees; in the hour of danger
they will forget that they have been
somewhat slighted ; but it is but natu
ral that many will not evince that en
thusiasm and energy in securing the
election as if the nominees had been
their common choice. Perhaps this
is wrong but we must take hu
man weakness into our calculations.
Sometimes more votes are lost through
indifference than through opposition.
We should remove all causes of indif
ference, especially when success de
pends upon the most vigorous and
united effort. We have no plan to
propose in what manner township
meetings may now be called, if there
is a will the way will be found.
If, however, it is now too late to call
township meetings; there is one plan
which suggests itself to unite all those
who are willing to battle for reform
under the Demgcratic banner. Let
those who are opposed to the pledge
of the clubs form unpiedged osganiza
tions with the announcement that they
would be willing to support the Dem
oratic County nominees if proper per
sons be presented ; and as a matter of
fact we have no doubt that acceptable
nominations will be made. Let these
co-operate with the clubs ; the County
Club does not require such pledge
as the Township Clubs, and I do not
see what objection could be made to
their admission. It is not originally
the best plan but it may be now the
most expedient not only to secure the
rights of those who are now excluded,
but also to secure the united and en
thusiastic support to the nominees of
the party. We hope we have made
our views clear to "County Delegate"
and others ; if we differ; let it be so;
the expression of an honest difference
of opinion can do no harm.
The attention of all young men who
contemplate studying medicine is call
ed to the notice belo.w :
"Medical students are, like almost
all of the young men of our country
at this time, needing money and re
quiring assistance. Every dollar saved
is to them a great advantage, and
gives them the opportunity of invest
ing these sums in books and instru
ments. We understand that the Trus
tees and Faculty of the Louisville
Medial College (Kentncky) have
The remarks-temperate remarks
which the Union-Berald makes in
reference to our article Pn the "Garri
son at Laurens," show that our lan
guage--very likely through lack of pi
gpicuity on our part-has been misun
derstood. We did not say that a garri
son wonld be sent for the purpose of
intimidating the white voters; but
we meant that the sending of the mili
tary at this time was an intimation
that - without such garrison - the
white people would intimidate the
colored voters, and it was thus reflect
ing upon theceharacter of the white
people for peaceable and orderly con
duct and disposition. We merely
desire to correct the mistake.
We publish in this issue the ad:
dress-of-Mr. Simonton, the Chairman
of the Executive Committee for Char
leston, to the Democracy of that Coun
ty. It simply advocates the wisdom
of postponing the State Convention
until after the meeting of the Repub
lican Conveoti6n, showing theadvan
tages which would arise from such
action to straight-outers and fusionists
alike, with the eventual result of unity
and harmony between those Democrats
who have pointed out different roads
to success. The address is written in
a calm and conciliatory manner. We
recommend it to the careful perusal
of our readers. We do.not know but
we presume that a majority of our
delegates are opposed to postponement.
We may rest assured that they will
sincerely and vigorously advocate the
views which to them seems most likely
to benefit the people, and however
much we may differ from them we can
find no fault with their action. Let
us abide by the action of the Conven
Tilden's Letter of Acceptance.
Tilden's letter of acceptance comes out
ta late to even enable us to give a syn.
opsis. The exposition Of the financial
question is very elaborate and pro
nounced to be a masterly effort by those
whose opinion is worth more than ours
on that subject. The Southern question
is alluded to in the following manner:i
An accessory cause, enhancing the
distress in busmness, is to be found in the
systematic and insupportable misgov.
ernent imposed on the States of the
South. Besides the ordinary effects of
ignorant and dishonest admmnistration
it has inflicted upon them enormous is
sues of fraudulent bonds, the scanty
avails of-which were wasted or stolen,
and the existence of which is a public
discredit, tending to bankruptcy, or re
pudiation. Taxes generally oppressive,
n some instances have confiscated the
entire income of the property and to
tally destroyed its market value. It is
impossible that those should not react
upon the prosperity of the whole conn
* he nobler motives of humanity con
cur with the material -interests,. of all,
in requiring that every obstacle be re
moved, and a complete and durable
reconciliation be had between kindred
people, once naturally estranged, on
the basis, recognized by the St. Louis
platform,, of the Constitution of the
United States, with its amendments,
universally accepted as a final settle
ment of the controversies which en
endered civil war. But in aid-of a re
s'alt so beneficial, the moral influence of
every citizen, as well as'every govern
mental authority, ought to be exerted,
not alone tonaintain their just equality
before the law, but likewise to estaby
lish cordial and fraternal good will
~among citizens, whatever their race or
color, who are now uniting in' the one
common destiny of self-government. If
the duty shall be assigned to mne, I shall
not fait: to exercise the powers with~
which the laws'and constitution of our
country clothe its Chief Magistrate tc
protect all its citizens, whatever their
forer condition in every political and
The Southern and Atlantic Tele
graphCompany has sold out its pro
perty and franchises to the Western
The Charleston Journal of Corn
tuerce says that Gen. Longstreet "is
probably the most odious man it
The Spartanburg.papera compliment
Judge Northrop on the active, vigo
rous and prompt action- in the cases
before his court.
What's in a name? Mr. Dives
Money has just died in Alabama, and
all his property consisted of three
hogs, a goat and four paper collars.
Attention is called to the address of
the Democratic Executive Committee
of Charleston County. It is the best
"fusion" argument that has yet been
Stanley, the African Explorer, and
the correspondent of the New York
Herald, has at last been heard from.
His letters concerning that far off
country will be read with interest by
the civilized~ world.
Brik Pomeroy, so long known as a
fanatical Democrat, has gone back on
the party and d?elared for Hayes and
Wheeler. If a few more like Brick
leave the party there will be great
hopes of Tilden's carrying the coming
Gen'l Colquitt, of Georgia, was
nominated by acclamation on We-lnes -
day last for the position of Governor
- - All ~
bery preferred against him by the
House of Representatives. He was
acquitted not because the case was not
proved, but because he resigned before
the impeachment trial cemmenced.
The officials attached to the First
Circuit Court are being interviewed
by the Charleston papers in reference
to the disputed Judgeship. The ma
jority signify their intention of stick
ing by Reed. Whipper says he in
tends to hold court the next term.
We shall see.
The nominating convention (Demo
cratic) of Laurens County, met at the
Court House-on-TueRdayAugst- Ist.
Col. B. W. Ball was elected perianent
chairman and the follnwing gentlemen
were nominated for the different offices.
These nominations are equivalent to an
election, as Laurens is pretty sure to
go Democratic at the next election:
Senate--R. P. Todd.
House-J. Wash. Watts, J. B.
Humbert, D. W. Anderson. .
Judge of Probate-A. W. Burn
Clerk of Court-Martin Babb.
Sheriff-C. L. Fike.
County Commissioners-J. D. Sul
livan, Willis Jones, Hugh Leaman.
School Commissioner-D. T. Dial.
Coroner-G. Me. Langston.
FOR THE HERALD.
MR. Enrrop: A communication from
"County Delegate," published in your
paper of 2nd of August, 1876, requires
a ifotice at my hands.
To so much of that article as refers
to the editorial "Our County Conven
tion," I shall not refer;- the eidtor
pro tem. is able to take care of him
self. The following passage deserves
attention: "Though we claim Newberry
as our County seat, yet we do not in
tend to be ruled by her and her unmer
ciful lawyers-the latter cannot be too
well remembered while the innocent
Ku Klux were confined in the New
berry jail for the kindness of fees for
release of countrymen." The lawyers
6f the Newberry Bar who are in active
connection with the Democratic organi
zation of our Coqnty are Messrs. C. H.
Suber, J. F. J. Caldwell, Thomas S.
Moorman, Sampson Pope, 0. L. Schum
pert, George Johnstone, M. A. Carlisle,
James L. Blease, Y. J. Harrington,
James Y. Culbreath, and William H.
Wallace and the writer. Daring the
political prosecutions under the name
of Ku Klux outrages, Messrs. George
Johnstone, Y. J. Harrington, M. A.
Carlisle, Blease, Culbreath and Wallace
were not practising attornays. Mr.
Sampson Pope.was. planting. Messrs.
Suber & Caldwell were not retained as
counsel. Messrs. Moorman & Schum
pert had some cases, but I believe no
charges have been made against them.
It remains, therefore, for the meas
ure of the responsibility to devolve
upon me. From the foregoing state
merit the only reasonable inference
would be that I had done those things
as counsel for the yoting gentlemen of
our County in the way .of demanding
fees for .their release from jail, which
should cause-my countrymen to only
too well rememder me, or in other
words, that I had taken advantage of
my people to extort heavy fees from
them when in dire necessity. Now, sir,
I desire to state explicitly that such a
charge is wholly unfounded in fact,
most unjust and unwarranted. I have
kept a statement of every dollar re
ceived and probably all paid by me as
attorney or in any other manner from
my clients charged with Ku KJuxism.
From this account (and it is correct) it
will be seen that I only received eighty
.dollars from the young .zen of our
County not living in the town-of' New
berry-every dollar of which, was ex
pended for their benefit, and further
state that this money was paid by two
gentlemen after their .release from
prison, of their own free will.-they fix
ing the amount to, be paid me. Both
from the County and the town of New
berry, every dollar received by me over
and above my actual expenses was
forty-seven dollars and thirty cents. My
services began in April (I think) 1872,
keeping me in Columbia for one month,
during which?I was not in my office at
home for an instant, and ending in
It is a matter of great pride and grati
fication to me, that not a single citizen of
Newberry or. of Laurens (and there
were scores of them arrested) was ever
convicted. I feel fully satisfied 'that
every gentleman who ever paid .me
anything for my devoting myself to
him, as I did in the troubles in Ku
Klux times, is to-day my warm personal
This charge required publie notice at
my hands, because it was due to the
other attorneys in the Democratic ranks,
to whom this charge could not possibly
refer,that the statement should be made,
thereby exculpating them; and because
I am at present, by an almost unanimous
election, Chairman of the County Ex
ecutive Committee of the Democratic
Party, and I am bound by every tie to
let no reproach rightly be cast upon
our party on my account.
But this article in question not only
makes its unfounded charge against me
as above stated, but, also, insinuates
that I, along with others, am attempting
to lead the Democratic party in this
County. I think my fellow-citizens,.
who have watched my course in this
4~a* ,,,~thmna was
hat regard is shown to me that I in va
riably accord to others.
In conclusion, permit ine to depre
mste nny arraying one class against ano.
ther. It can accomplish no good in
ainy canip&ign like ours. If the "Courl
House lawyers" hare any other ends tc
snbserve than the good of our whol(
State in all they do in this campaign
my observation of their lives and:plam
is wholly at fault.
Y. J. POPE.
Newberry, S. C., 3d August, 1872.
Foi- TB HE ,D,
The Democratic Club of Reeder'
Townshil), No. 5, met af Jialapa o
Friday, Angust 4th. Mr. J. B. Camp
bell was called to the chair. Quite a
interesting meeting was held, being.at
tended by the oldest citizens, who tool
a great deal of interest iosecure Demo
A temporary election was- gone int<
without nomination, and the delegate
instructed to vote at''the County Cob
vention on August 22d, as follows:
Senator-James N ipscomb.,
House of Representatives-Dr. Thos
C. Brown, Thos. W. Holloway, Dr
W. M. Dorroh.
Probate Judge-John T. Peterson.
Sheriff-W. W. Houseal.
Clerk of Court-E. P. Chalmers.
County Commissioners-Robert H
Wright, Thompson Conner, L. E. Folk
School Commissioner-L.P.W. Riser
Coroner-J. W. Folk, Jr.
Capt. G. S. Sligh moved the proceed
ings of this meeting be forwarded t
the Newberry papers. Adopted.
And also moved to adjourn to mee
on Friday, August 18th. At *that timi
we expect to have a rousing meeting
J. B. CAMPBELL, Chairman.
HELENA, August 7th. 1876.
A Democratic Club was this day or
ganized at Helena with a membershil
of twenty-nine members-with thre
colored members-and elected the fol
W. A. Fallaw, President.
Jas. Packer, 1st Vice-President.
P. B. McCoy, 2d Vice-President.
R. H. Anderson, Treasbrer.
.,J. W. McCoy, Recording Secretary.
C. H. Beckman, Corresponding Seere
Meeting nights-second and fourtl
Friday nights in each month.
A public meeting will be held o1
Friday next, 11th instant, at 7 o'cloel
P. M. The public are invited to attend
J. W. McCor, Secretary.
dy"'Cain is getting hot. Here bin
in his religious publication, the .Mis
sionary Record :
Remember that there are 80,00J
black men in this State. who can b~es
Winchester rifles and know how t<
use them, and that there~ are 200.004
women who can light a torah and us
a knife, and that there are 100,004
bos and girls who hare not know,
the lash ofa hie'raaster; who havy
tasted freedom once and forever;. ani
there.is a deep deternmination never
so help their God, to submit to be she
down for no crime committed agains
society and law. There is a point o
forbearance which ceases to be a vir
tue-cowards driven to desperatioi
often destroy those who corner tliemi
The negro in this ountry will not al
ways be restrained by, fear. The ris
ing generation is as brave and daring
as are white men. Already that spirn
is taking -deep root in the midst a
thousands who have nothing to losi
in the contest,, and who would rejoice
in an opportunity - to sacrifice theil
lives for their liberEies.
THE~ MURDER OF' JOE CRzWS.
The correspondent of the .News an
Courier sayggI was informed ag
today that Joe Crews' asain is wel
known to mrembeis of Orews' famnil;
ad, perhaps, to one or two othere
and that he-is not prosecuted tor er
-tan private reasons knowD to them~
selves. It is further stated tIsat ti
mysterious person, wh is. vaguely d
scibed as a "county 6 fiial," visite<
Crews on his death bed -by way of di
verting suspicion and that when Ii
left, Crews remarked to those of hi
family about him that:that was th
man who had killed him. These rn
mors have been repeated often enougi
to warrant notice, but no-one ist will
ing to be responsible for~ their acci
Not long sine D. W. Munn,
Chicago, asked ex-Speaker Blaine I
procure a favor for ~hini fromn Grant
In answer to this request, Blaine it
formed Mann that he had no.influene
with .Grant, -in the followingi plal
language: "I have no influence wit
the present Administration. .No ma;
has who is-not a thief by, instinet.
J. G. BIENE."
If you are troubled with Dyspepsa,a pat
in the region of the Heart or Kidneys,'e
any o&ier painful symptoms, do not wait I
confrm thdsease, but break it upat@one
by using Dr. Bull's Vegetable Pills. Yol
will thank us for advice.
A Double Danger Averted.
The inhabitant of a malanious region I
threatened by a double danger. Hc,is no
only compelled to breathe miasma, but t<
swallow it, since it infects not only the at
mosphere, but the water. The aerial poisor
threatens his system through. the lungs anc
pores,the liquid through thestomach. Agains
thsdul1ei h sbtoepoeto
adth doe5ei th isiYort bthoe pentibon~
adthough the dinatie nd etie oan
thrdinar toeigstiveualnd seaie ogacls
thoicsowhters Stohe dites gnedr I
a anina wham the diseases oristinated b3
NEWBERY, S. C., Aug. 3, 1876.
MR. EDITOR: -Please publish the folloe
ing correspondence which explains itself.
A. C. JONES.
NEWIMRY,, S. U -
Monday, 3-40' P. V.,
SIR:-I have Nrhe4 afte osr conver
sation on the street this morning, that ia
that conversation foti questioned my ve
racity ; and that I did not resent the same.
I did- not o:aaytbog
i that I regarded as such. In tthis I hope 1
am correct Plebit i" ii
.. C. JONES.
NBWBZRRY, S C.,Julj ,T876.
En. C.^JoNs -
PR.Ar-am. T -s
I have received your note, and only ay
that in- that conTersatlon I sid>h.ti
thought that anything you~ it say of
my 'broteri principles would 7rOJlh
more gid'o him than other*o. Ies
told upon gentlemen gener hat
. effect. AiN JOHNSTONE
Wednesday, 9.40 A. I.
August 2nd, 876
MR. Ar." JoHNSVoS1
- Ai Ho.. -
Sri:-Your note received at 5 o'lock
P. I., Monday, July lstu,s
gest to eery "man ofho mybo*
of conduct toward you. - In response
I request that you il name, at an
day, some place outside the limits ofw tw" -
State of South Carolina, where I =y *d
t dress a further -ommncato to YM
3 touching the agOir between us.
Your ob't 4evant,
A. C. JON.
N. B.-The abote will be haded yoft.
my friend, Mr. L. A.Jast
NZWBZUY, S. CO A%2 187
Ma. A. C. JORMs
I have received your zote,san ony is
e to say that I do not intend to name any lh-A
outside of the Sate,irhere youmya -
me, as I have no busines that woulddzi
me from home. I expet remalu a
Newberry, and should yoU attack me I
shall of course defend: myslf,:end *Wft
the eonsquence, an-yo s SW
same. ALAN JOmNTON .
- Nzwsar,;&. C.,
Wednesday1o'clek A., .i
Augs 2nd, -1876 -
Gao. JomNsrorE, EmBQ
SIR-On Monday last you.attackrd na
my pae of busiei and ued Ag~reg
to name a time andi glace).kyoni.the imita
of the State. qf South Carolina,.:wheu
endleman to another. This will be hailed
.tyou by myfiend- Mr. LLA -
NEwna, Aug. 2nd, 1878,
3 M. A..oiias
1received. In reply I would state that
3 Monday last, whenI confronted yendijPW :
Splace of busines ndued th443U
of ,which you complai;aistintiy sa
without aythigoutypasatb i-i
rfotth, told you that the mode %sgd
which you now seek rn aat .iPOt~
you; that I would riof Eght a duei. (h
fore shalfotnameas ti iadpIIe
-yond thelimits of South Csrini whst$
-: ay be-found. -I am here-in^mjastisi
tor,wbe I- espect .toeisl, sad%a3iz
go ai'ng in my ordinary way as a iti
fholdigyelf ready at all times tor
any si tek tiist may be mads pon me.,
* . GEOEGE JOEIMS ONU.
I Msssas. Einros:-The aeed JA
v F. J. OALDWELL, Esa., rs presnted se
i suitable person *d the.offies of Solicitor of
Sthe Seventh- u Ciif,irject the etio -
- of theDemocrat CnentilweasI
S in Cotuiniou the 16th inanat -e
Swell and.favorably knowauthaahq ms0W .
commendation at our hads
e Aug. 9,* 82-it
FOURbJONTNS OLD. PBGW
livered,W. HOLW WAY.
-. Aug. 9, 42-1t. -
0 All persoas are forbidden
i any way othe linadof the dgI,
h either by hunting, flih'ing or iany other
manner. Any-'oise 1 spSDtSOr
lands wil bhe prosecuted so the ful0 -~
tent of the law.
Mary Wedeinan, TV.Wcs,
Catherine Litzsy, WI~rKns
Caroline Suber, fToa Sb, -
SDr. Geo. A. Setzler,-GoBSb
e Jacob SetzIen jio~. ne
0 Henry Wedaman, r.Cflad
s A.E.-Boinest, Jo D.ue
Pursau~ o gaolter ine oe.L(
' Lahy asJude o TPoas wl cober,
~ Sptmbr ext all'Joik Sabe
Pusa o T IeerofN.b Ro.J
immediately thereafter apply for a8asi e
charge as suglr Administrator.
As Adm'r Est. of Elij C 8
Aug. 9, 32-5%.
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