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84uth Carolina Politils. 1
1f the 'republican leaders have not
lost their senses they will make haste
to wara, Go.Etwo-Obaberlain of
Sauth- Carolina. He is playing with
fire. He is evidently stirring up trouble
in order that he may have an excuse
for cali4g on the federal government a
to interfere in the election. Fortm
,i a trick :he-.a
tunately thiws tr wich' hast
been played so'often in Louisiana, in
Mississippi, in Alabama and elsewhere
in the South, that it is now under
stood in the North, and if the North
to play into.Chamberlain's hands, to
allowVihd to use' them for his" purpose,
in the Vilictory-will belp
them,-4f .he-y..do -dhis, they will be
tweenuaw and Novembe cause A re
vulsion, in.. public -sentiment againstT
them'all *thi6ugh tUi No'thern Stat'es.
This 1'snt Mexico." -'Te war ceased
elevenyOs a'o w*n all sensible-men
in the, North believe -that it is now
time p .et: the.Southern States manage
their ow airs, ad believe this be
causit,hey see Itaf wherever federal
interference his ceased peace has cmie
Governom Wtaberlain:issuesa pro- Q
clam#ijOn crdering armed bands to 0
dispere, ,heporrespondent -of a re- 1
publipam newspaper. relates that he t
has maide thin.6.1am.ation. on. the.re- t
port of United Stasiiarshals whom,
it sedias,newit to mnake. qestiga
tionRfQI,i# gnd t be!.-mgmA'eorres
pondent,..,vidently in Chaberlain's'
confiden'ce, "aa s that the Governor
mean's,' if lis" proaniation is not
obeyed,'to callbVrescTsnt''Grant for C
troops& .Why ? Suppaefor a-moment 8
that theie.Arearmed -combinations in d
the State acthally resi*pg and defy- I
ing the laV7-though this is deuied.
by fhree J ~~d ~ of the' Supreme t
Court;ll 'ie lcans. But suppose .
it true ? Has Governor Chamberlain -(
used his. p peWers to' disperse such t
comb-paW*n%? Evidently he has not. e
Appa eal 'he doesot ie-n to. He -c
has aIed' his' proclaiation, we are t
told &3 republican- siithority, from his s
head*aaitis,jColumbia,'"with the in- c
aisbpd at once, of, proclaimingo the' ,
State to be in a conidition of domestic ;
violence, and informing .Preside"t a
Graft' t;D t fatand-calliag upon c
him for miitaryai." We 'warn .the
republiegeaders that Mr. Chamber- E
lain is drawing. them towarda a pitfall j
which. may. prove fatal to Them. He e
is e'tidedly in tscrupulous man ; all
his recent :gtS>fs have shown that he t
doesva fantl to keep the State in a
peace, tut that.he wants- to~ have tur- a
moil. ,When .the excitemnent incident t
to thle~election had goxie''td ~a certain. k
pitch 't'e H3oVordoi-, "whose most im- (
peace *as iKrein in ri&he State, 2
glan#.:. Qahis return h~e s.topped ,in j
Washingto~n, and fromi there. issued E
repouts; sin~ce~ proved false, of violence -
doneb riebreeb ini South CRolina and t
of a.dreadful conditioa of lawlessness. t
Meantime there is evidence that.ne- A
groes in. different parts of the State d
have bandid together for lawless pur- d
poses; but the Governoi takes no DO- s
tice-of this. Andc&o*'his assertion that o
there-are in a6ma~ pad~s of the State (
armed. organizations defying. and oh- a,
structing the laws is at once and flatly s
contradicted by a number of republi- p
eans, among them iree Judges of the d
Suprreaie Court of the':State. One of ,
thesseasks::"I ihave seen no vio- h
lene.. O'a the contrary,~ so far as I q
have had .intercourse with gentlemen a
of your party,. I .have observed less a
disp%sitior 'to excited statement and u
permial bitterness than during any of 'v
the. previous. political campaigns of (
thisr State. I1 sincerely hope that The r
fears of many, that the lawless portion r
of the ~community will be permitted to r
dist'urb the peace and irtjure the good t
name of the State, are groundless. I y
am satisfied that it is the intention of fa
the .leading members of your party to e
prevent such a state of things, and I p
beliive they have the ability to do so." s
Another, Judge Mackey, also well e
known- as a repub!ican. relates some i~
facts which should show Northern re- e
publicans what is the animus of v
Chamberlain, and how he is conduct- a
ing- the election. Hie shows tjhat the e
Governor, himself a candidate for re- o
election,i has managed to obtain "a u
boaid of Sa~te canvassers of election 'p
and a returning board, the maorityoi.*
whose members are candidates on
Chamberlain's ticket and ninety-six
cofilnissioners of election in the sev
eral counties, seventy of whom are
Chamberlain's declared partisans, while
of the last number some forty are
county treasurers and auditors or trial v
justices, holding lucrative offices by 2
his appointment and removable from
officee at his pleasure, or are known to
him as declared candidates for office,
indorsing his ticket, who unseat
themselves 'if they make a declara
tion of the election which seats the j
candidates opposed to Chamberlain t
and his ticket."
Here is evidence enough to justify ~
the assertion of Judge Mackey that.
Chamberlain is really engaged in a C
conspiracy against the State. Is it t
not a mnonstrous and dangerous stretch
of power to so construct the electoral
returning board and the body of com
mjissioners of election that the majority ~
of these persons are in fact to de'cide V
upon their own 'cases ? But, in addi- Y
tion to all this, the Governor, candi- t
date for re-election,~'now proposes to f
call orp the federal power for troops to
help him carry 6ut this scheme. It
is iery difficult for any one to believe x
that he is not an unscrupulous and
verangronstlyewhy; ge.s he al
upons honestly hyto doe he noth cal
upon neraln lapton thenoutthe a
democratic leaders throughout the ~
hey have given hiu valua*- u
artisan help in managing e aifw
nd maintaining the pee *E thezStak
'hey would not dare .usehi -now,
ven if they wished to, which we do
ot believe. If there are such dis
rders as he pretends, but as other
putable and equally eminent repub
can eitiseed -ithere are such
isorders, why does he not call on the
emocratic leaders to help him in put
ing them down? It would be his first
et if he were sincerely desirous of an
rderly -odb=unity avd-A fair election.
The real condition,-of South Caro
na polibics we<e6nesive to be thus:
epublicans are divided. Mr. Cham
erlain las not, evidently,-ifhe confl-ta
enee or support of- a good many
romwin1epubesosa This .probibly
odingers-bis-success,afd he seems
6iplagine that in this emergency he
aaYi resort to the same means which
;overnor Ames so effectively used in
dississippi, which Governor Kellogg
as used and 1r. Packard threatens to
se in Louisiana. and which have-been
sed untii they failed in other South
rn States. One of Senator Spehcer's
leputy marshals, Perrin, shot a hole
hrough his own hat, cried out, "Ku
lux!" and summoned the United
;tates troops, and when he had thus
btained their aid he proceeded to
nake arrests of prominent citizens and
o intimidate the dedfocratic voters of
wo large counties.:- In.what way does
overnor Cbamberlain's proclamation
iffer, from Perrin's- shout of "Ku
Cux !" except tHt Chv'iberlaio's
ry is exposed at once, and by eiem
ers of his owh party.
We have several times- urged the
olored voters of South Carolina to
upport General Hampton and the
enlocratie State and local tickets.
Ve' cannot 6,ee how they can wisely
,o otherwise. They are citizens of
e-State; their welfare is involved
ith that of heir white neighbors.
ertainly, if they reflect, they will see
hat Mr. Chamberlain has utterly fail
d to give the Sbate peace, prosperity
r good govern ment.;. eeral Hamp
an, a man of.influence and character,
olemnly.pledges himself and his asso
iates on the democratic ticket to give
he State -honest govsrnment and to
ecure to, the clored people every
ight ? Why should they not take him
t his word ? We suspect that many
f them intend to do so, and that this
eounts for this last and desperate
xpedient of Channberlain's which.his
een so promptly exposed by members
f his own party.
We wain the republican leaders
bat they' had better very quickly set
uch men as Chamberlain and Packard
drift:. "They cannot afford to support
bem... In L.ouisiana the democrats
ave already -appealed -to Attorney
ieneral Taft against Packard's system
f illegal and arbitrary arrests. They
e cot ask to be excused from arrest ;
beonly ask for speedy trial. MWr.
attn, Chairman&of.the Conservative
tate Committee, writes to Mr. Taft:
-am directed to request that, for
be better protection of the citizens in
heir right to speedy~eximination and
ail, the United States marshals and
eputy marshals be. igstructed by your
epartment to .take the accused per
an, when arrested, .betore the nearest
r most convenient United States
lommissioner for prelimina'y .examni
ation. The practic8 has been to bring
ach persons to this city from remote
arts of the State often several hun
red miles distant,' leaving the parties
then bailed to defray their expenses
ome. This, coupled with the -conse
nent prolonged abhsence from home at
critical moment'to the crops and busi
ess, inflicts an unnecessary hardship
pon the accused which will be ob
iated by recourse to the United States
~omissioners at Nachitoches, Shreve
ort andy elsewhere. We deem the
quest, under thie circumstances, a
asonable one, And in the 'interest of
be execution of the law, according to
our~ instructions. We ask of you a
vorable consideration of this appli
ition." We have not heard what re
ly Judge Taft has made to this rca
>nable request ; but now conmes Gov
roor Chamberlain and stirs up strife
the hope that' he will be able to
cnmand federal troops These things
'ill not do. They are revolutionary,
nd if the national republican party
ountenances them a great multitude
f voters, who ars now slowly making
p their minds, will be rightly im
eled to vote,.the democratic ticket in
The Hampqton Herald is the title
a new paper. published at Rock
[ill, S. C., by J. 'Bynum, Editor, at
2 per year. T he Rampton Herald
e believe has taken the tide at the
ood which will lead. to fortune not
nly for the State of South Carolina
ut for the Herald.
We learn from the Spartaraburg
lerald that Mr. H. Baseomb Brown
as sold his interest in that paper to
'. Stobo Farrow and R. J. Daniel,
is late copartners. MIr. Brown will
evote himself to the ministry. Our
est wishes to all of the parties.
The New York Sun says "the sur
lus of women in Massachusetts,
rhich was 50,000 in 1870, was last
ear more than 63,000." Just wait
i the 7th of November, and those
gures will diminish somewhat.
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SoHE Su sc IceinAL-oie t
roe coBsC tos -durbing the terible epi
eroicu wcmpoios desing ohe teibl e epi
emice whic is theoating for cty, weand
abletsate Journalsier for tosb,n
> cmeshall ur sdubecriber for itNoss,
r hicawllsu adoubie nuer pge Novem
rusichda wincaedainten padgeso
[sicer. Thon incresed surntonf epren
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18, 1876.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fam
ily Newspaper. devoted to-the material in
terests of the people of this County.and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as- an
Advertising medium oifers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
SAMUEL .. TILDEN,
OF NEW YORK.
THOMAS. A. HENDRICKS,
- OF INDIANA.
For Governor-Wade Hampton,
For 1ieiitenant- Governor-W. D.
Simpson, of Laurens.
For Secretary of State-R. M.
Sims, of York.
For Attorney-General - James
Conner, of Charleson.
For Superintendent of Education
-Hugh S. Thomp.soni, of Richliand.
For Con troller- General-Jolhn
son Hago ',-f Baiowell.
For Treasurer-S. L. Leaphart,
For Adjutant- General-E. W.
Moise, o f Su mter...
. o i Third District
For Solicitor, Seventh Circuit
B. W. Ball, of Laurens.
First Congressional District-J.
Second Congressional District
J. A. Ingram.
Third .Congressional .District
Fourth Congressional District
. B. Irwin.
Fifth (Qongressional ,District
Robert Aldrich. .,
For the State at Large-Theo.G.
Barker, Samuel McGowan.
For Senator-4. N. .-Li pscomb.
For Hou-se of Representatives-Y. J.
Pope, Wmn.~Dorroh and E. S. Keitt.
For County Commissioners-W iliaIm
ester, Rolly Wood and L P. W. Riser.
For Shzerf----D. B. Wheeler.
For Clerk of Court-E. P. Chalmers.
For Judge of Probate-Sampson Pope.
For School Commissioner-H. S.
For .Coroner-J. B. Werts.
What does it mean ? That a Demo
crat must invariably vote for a Demo
cratic candidate and a Republican for
- Republican candidate-? If so, the
Democrats have been. untrae. to thleir
party in every -State election since
1870. But it means nothing of the
kind. . Tfhe Democrats who voted for
arpenter, Tomnlinson and Green sacri
ficed no priaciple, political or other
wise. They did what their duty de
anded of othem. They voted for
those Republican candidates for pre
cisely the same reason that they will
vote for Hampton in:.November. Their
purpose then is their purpose now
to secure the best govern menit possible
nuder the circumstance. .They will
vote for Hamptou not because he is a
Democrat, but because lie is infinitely
the better inau of the two opposing
candidates in the field ; better fitted
o bring prosperity to all our people,
to administer the laws justly and faith
fully, and to govern the State honestly
and honorably. He who votes for a
bad man of his own party rather than
a good man of the opposite party is
unfit and unworthy to enjoy the great
right of suffrage, be he white or black,
be he millionaire or' beggar, philoso
pher or fool. This proposition canuot
be disputed. Then how in the name
of all that is reasonable can any honest
man hesitate for a moment between
Hampton and Chamberlain ? How can
the white man hesitate ? They don't
for an instant-except the carpet-bag
gCr. How can the colored man hesi
tate ? Doesn't he want good govern
ment ? He will never have it under
Chamberlain. Doesn't be want good
free s:hools, that his children may be
educated and prepared to take an
honorable position in life ? He will
never get good schools under Cham
berlain. Doesn't he want low taxes
and high wages, that he may be ena
bled to provide a home for his wife.
and children ? He will never have
them under Chamberlain. Let themi
ote for Hampton and they will get
ll these things-good government,
fre shoos and homes of their own.
if-W. MagiHI Fleming.
The Solicitor has p'blished a card
in the Spartanbui kjald, -isclaim
ing any knowledge ofusing the incen
diary language imputed to him a week
or so ago in regard to matches, house
burning, killing, &c. He admits that
y havdh rtiguage while
under, the influence-of liquor., - He iE
very bften<un'der such influence; in
deed, drunkenness is one of the Solici.
tors inost i ioiiiint ~charidtiristics.
But he is going. to make a great
change. 'Ie says, "If ei~ected I shal
1iisal the bsrs d hag!.ee
me to maintain myself in the positiot
assigned me; if defeated, I shall subni
cheerfully .to the will of the majority.'
So he seems to be in quite a delight
ful state of mind altogether. Th(
Democrats are much too considerat1
and kiid to suffer Mr. Fleming t<
sacrifice himself so ruthlessly and ex.
haust :all his powers so- unselfishly af
he proposes to do. He will therefor
be prnjitted, after the 7th of Novem.
ber, to fetire to some position not s(
fearfully exhausting as the Solicitor
ship, and Col. B. W. Ball will tak(
To the People ,of the United
We desire, in this communication,
todisclose t the country and to the
world at. largc, the nmst'daring and
unhaird..of attempt .,that has beei
knowu in: h.e annals of South Caroli.,
for the past eight. years. The Dem.
cratic party, representing .the wealth
the intelligence, the respectability and
the honesty of the State, are actually
endeavoring, by every lawful meaw
withiu .their power, to gain control of
the State Government against. the
earnest and express wishes of his Ex.
cellency, D. H. Chamberlain, and hi;
associates. in office, who are exceeding
ly anxious, to maintain themselves in
power for,thp next two years.
Ashamed to Face an Outraged
Gdneral Hampton, in his speech at
Rock Hill; in withering terus, alluded
to the fact of "Chamberliin having
backed down', and refusing~ as pro
mised, to meet himi at Yorkville ot
the 13th ; ckiwing, amid the deafen.
ing cheers of thousands, that this
withdrawal was but a proof tliti he,
after cowardly and infamously libel1
ling the people of South CardlinE'in a
proclanwation as false as it was revolu
tionary, was ashamed to meet that
outraged people face to face, and allow~
him (Hampton,) as the representative
of that people, to proclaim him a'slau
derer befoi-e his oin supporters.
The: Eleetions of the 10th.
West Virginia went Democratic by
d,000t majority. She will -send two
Demnocrats to the U. S. Senate.
Indiana has also gone Democratie.
Williams was elected Governor.
Ohio went "over the left." She
didn't have much of an election any.
how-the. highest offleer -chosen was
Secretary of State. Col. Aiken, who
has just returned from 'that -State, .say~
Ohio will go for Tilden in November.
We -have reason to de encouraged.
A fiendish outrage was committed
upon a colored girl a few miles above
Laurensville, a week or two ago, by
five drunken white brutes. The good
citizens of Laurens are determined to
bring the guilty parties to justice.
One. has been captured, and we sin
erely hope that every one of them
may be sent to peck rock for the next
twenty years in the State penitentiary.
That is the utmost penalty the law~
prescribes, but it is infinitely too jnild
in such a case. Death at the hands
of the hangman is what they richly
Gen. Butler writes to Col. Haskell,
among ot.her things, the following:
"Chamberlain has done his worst, and
if our people will only preserve their
tempers, and keep up a bold deter
mined front, and keep cool, his defeat
on the 7th of' November is certain. IL
there are any rifle clubs, let them dis.
band and reorganize themselves at
once into .Democratic clubs without
arms." He advises perfect obedienCE
to all lawful warrants.
Hon. Benj. Wofford and Capt. J. H.
Blassingame, of Spartanburg, refuse
to run as independent candidates for
Probate Judge and Sheriff against thE
regular nominees. Some of the Demo
crats of a county adjoining theirs
might profit by their example. Every
Democratic vote should be given for
the regular nominees. Those who run
on ikdependent tickets are giving aid
to our political enemies, and should
receive no encouragement.
Now is the time, above all others, to
*be cautious, careful and peaceable.
Chamberlain wants to drive the Demo
crats into - some act of violence; that
is his last desperate hope for success
I in ~E1flth Carolina.
THE UPPER COUNTIES IN A
TREMENDOUS MEETING AT HODGES'
FIVE HUNDRED MOUNTED COLORED
The Greenville Daily News says
that the great Democratic ieeting at
Hodges, on Friday last, was crowned
with double enthusiasm.- - About five
thousand persons present-one thous
and of them mounted, among them
about five hundred coloredBitoerats.
The Speakers were Hon. A. Burt,
Judge Cooke, Gen. McGowan and
All of them were full of enthusiasm,
and poured it out without fear of Gov.
Chamberlain's late proclamation.
Judge Cooke remarked that the
Governor could but send him to the
Albany Penitentiary and he would
have good compauy with him, (allu
ding to Gen. McGowan, Hon. A.
Burt and Col. Cothran,) and then it
would take a mighty big room to hold
them all. [Great applause.]
Gen. McGowan made one of his
sweepstake speeches, converting scores
of the colored people, who flocked to
him like a swarm of bees ready to be
All closed quiet. Abbeville Coun
ty.is all right. and will roll up on the
day of electioun a tremendous majority
for the Demo,ratic State ticket.
BOMAR'S OLD FIELD, GREEN
.15000 PEOPLE PRESENT.
The same paper in describing the
enthusiastic meeting which took place
at Bomar's Old Field in Greenville
Cou6ty, on Friday, says :
The colored people entered into the
spirit-of the meeting, and were as en
tbusiastic as the whites.
For the first time, we see the light
in Greenville polities, so far as the
colored people are concerned. They
came mounted, and in uniform; and
thre white people met them in the best
,When the magnificent dinner was
served, white and black marched up
together and feasted. It was a regu
laroldifashioned Metbodist Love Feast,
and the resnlt of this meeting will be
felt forever in Greenville County, as
it has united, aye cemented, the whites
and blacks for all time to come. The
meeting can never be beaten in Green
mile Conty, and the results of it is
Chamberlain says, "Ipledge myself."
That sounded very nicely for the first
three or four thousand times Radical
politicians uttered it; but it is getting
rather monotonous now. He will pledge
himself to do anything under the sun,
from reforming a government to proving
Read the New York .Herald's edi
torial on South Carolina politics. Tt
goes directly to the point, and warns
the Republican party of the country
to give no countenance to Chamber
lain, reiterating its advice to the col
ored people of this State to support
Hamptoo for Governor.
What South Carolina wants is to be
let alone to' chose her own governor,
peaceably and 'lawfully, and not to
have foisted upon her by the power
of the bayonet a Massachusetts satrap
who canmnot command the respect of
the r'espectable people of the State.
Diptheria prevails in Rock Hill.
Toe Evangelical Lutheran Synod
met in Lexington village the 10th in
Peter Cooper hiolds fast as the can
didate of the Independe.nt Greenback
party for President.
The State Fair will begin on the
21st of November instead of the
14th, as previously announced.
Gov. Chamberlain's Pyrotechnic
has proved very incendiary-the whole
State having caught fire from it.
The Abbeville Agricultural Society
will hold its Eighth Annual Fair the
18th, 19th and 20th of this month.
Not safe-Gdvernment funds are
not safe in a safe, if there is a Carp en
ter around who understands the use of
Willis Cameron, a respectable col
ored man of Abbeville, has been turn
ed out of Church on the sole charge
of being a Demnocrat.'
Judge E. R. Hoar is running as an
independent candidate for Congress in
the 7th District, of Massachusetts,
against B. F. Butler, the regular Re
Gov. Chamberlain thinks that testi
mony in regard to the condition of the
Stat is not to be believed unless it
The Uniow-Herald says, &--We feel
good. Haven't felt so good since
Lee's surrender. There seems to be
good feeling all around. We fiel
J. W. Boyd, formerly of Laurens
County, who graduated at Wofford
College in 1871, is now practicing law
very successfully in St. Joseph, Mo.
We are sorry to say that he is still un
The Charleston Republican, a new
organ, says "The .News and Courier
has 9eased publishing the Roll of
Honor. It didn't pay." The Roll
was becoming so large that there was
not space for it..
Wade Hampton speaks at Edgefield
to-day. The list of appointments for
him and his ticket closes with Colum
bia, November 4th. Won't the people
of Newberry charter a train and help
to swell the throng that will greet him
on that day ?
Mr. T. S. Harmon of Lexington,
while on his way to Columbia last
week, was attacked by a colored vil
lain whose intention was, no doubt, to
rob him. Mr. H. called to his wife,
in the wagon with him, to band him
his gun, when the intended robber
It is said that Bowen, the most
prominent Rebublican leader in Char
lefton County, is so confident of
Hampton's election that he has offered
to withdraw all opposition if the Demo
crats will not disturb him in the Sher
iff's office, and that the proposition
had been declined.
The joint discussions between the
Democrats and Republicans have been
fixed for the following times and
places : Yorkville, Oct. 13; Chester,
14th; Winnsboro, 16th; Lexington.
17th; Edgefield, 18th; Beaufort,
25th ; Colleton, 27th; Charleston,
30th ; Georgetown, Nov. 1st.
For whatever reforms were effected
under Chamberlain's administration
he was indebted to the aid and coun
sel of the Democratic members of the
General Assembly; and now, with
treachery and presumption unequaled,
he arrogates to himself and his- party
all the credit of these reforms.
Rock Hill-3,000 men, 800 mount
ed, met Hawpton here Oct. 12th.
The Radicals, on f'he night preceding
the meeting, destroyed the platform
and cut down the United States flag
which the Democra'.s had erected for
the occasion. York County is put
down for 500 Democratic majority.
Judge Mackey has got off the fol
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
The Good People,) Action : Trespass
The Spoilers. )Try Titles.
Wade Hampton, Attorney for the
D. H. Chamberlain, Attorney for
The above case is set down for trial
on the 7th day of November, 1876.
A special telegram to the Register,
Oct. 12th, says that the U. S. Deputy
Marshals Canton and Blackwell. have
made about thirty arrests in Aiken
County and village. The prisoners
were carried before Commissiouer A.
M. Boozer, and released on $2,000
bail. Gen. Conner, Cot. Youwans,
Maj. Gary and Jas. Aldrich, Esq.,
ire counsel for the prisoners. No re
sistance is made to the Marshals, and
everything is quiet.'
LATER--Telegram to the Register
from Aiken, of the 16th, says that 28
additional men have been arrested.
[From the .AdverLiser.]
An Humble and Christian Let
ter from Gen. Butler to Gor.
Gv. D. H. Chamberlain, Columbia,
Your Proclamation, pronunciamen to,
manifesto, ukase, fulmination, or what
ever else it may be termed, has been
duly received and "contents noted." I
am happy to inform you that we have
but one Rifle Club of white men in Edge
fleld County, and that exists under and
by virtue of chartered rights granted by
the Legislature and approved by the
Governor; and if by virtue of your au
thority as commander-in-chief of the
military forces of the State, you order
them to disband, why of course they wvill
have to '-squander" and ground their
arms, and will I presume re-organize,
without arms, as a Democratic Club, and
call their officers President, Vice-Presi
dent, wardens, &c., &c., instead of their
high sounding, rebellious, military ti
We have thirty odd Democratic Clubs
in this County, organized of course to
defeat your election and the election of
"your people;" and I am happy to be
the medium of announcing to you, that
hereafter they propose to abandon the
"Rebel yell" which appears to shock
your imagnation so horribly, and I1 am
requested *by the Clubs (Democratic
Clubs, I mean) to invoke your permis
sion and gracious dispensation to allow
them to indulge occasionally in a good
square Democratic "Holler," instead of
the "Rebel Yell." Tbe latter, you know
is performed by each fellow "hol!erin"
on his own hook, and it does sound a
little provoking to sensitive ears; but
the Denmocratic "holler" is done by sys
tem, and no man is allowed to "holler"
ot of time, which makes it smoother
you know, and not so grating.
I trust that you will see fit to procla
mate on this subject, and grant us this
It gives me much pleasure to inform
you also that the fellow whose pistol
I ~ at von when you were herc
a cent in the holster, but only .click
now when they are drawn, cocked an
ready for action. This informatio
will, I know, be gratifyig to you
Excellency, and save you the troubl
of another pronunciamento.
On the 18th of this month, we are I
ha%t a ' Gander Pulling" at Edgefiel
C. H., an,l have succeeded in sectrin
the services of an a,-ed Gander naue
--an." who has .0il his life been r<
markable for his dodging qualitie!
which, von know, is a very essentit
trait to make such elevating sport entei
taining. And I h-ave been appointe
Chief Marshal on the said occasion. E
virtne of my position as Chief Marsha
I am :dlowed to invite a few spCC
fricus, and I avail myself of thi? pri)
lege to extend to your Excellency aeoi
dial invitation. and to request that you
Excellency wiil come prepared to pai
ticipate in the sport. Knowing you
fondhc3s for equestrian exercises, w
have selected a well-broken, (loci]
Radical horse for your use, black <
color with striped legs, and* yello
star in his face. to be fully caparisone
with a Democratic saddle and appr<
If vop should be able to cone, plens
notifv me. and I will have a mounte
escort. wiizou arms, to meet yon at th
S:ta tion and see you to the grounds.
I These Deiovrats are very naught
fellowxs, and have a very provoking wa
of saying tWat their SOVls are their owi
and of riding to their meetings in squat
of such convenient size as to suit thei
depraved tastes. I mnst do them th
justice, however, to say, that they rid
their own horses and traverse the publi
high-way anid have not interfered wit
that -j.0 acres m1d a mule," which yo
presrated to 1he darkies sUZm1e Yeal
.ago. Of course iL would be more prope
and respectful to your Highness th.
these prc,ninpiuous underli-Zgs shoul
walk to their meetings,and stand aroun
with their fingeus in theilr mouths,whih
your Indignity is orating and utterin,
nohiag but 1he Irnaih so hellp you God.
This I say would be more proper. b,
as we have to ride at the --Gander Pll
ing," they- will have to come mounted
Besides this, "D.n" may break loos
and run, and being swift of foot, for
goose, it will require a first-class the
rough bred to overtake him.
Yery Trulv. Your obedient
Ea~ter of Humble Pie,
M. C. BUTLER.
P. S. Onr Chief Engineer, Wad
Hampton by name, has. sunk a shal
near the State House at Columbia, wit!
subterranean galleries running off tc
wards the Mountains, the Catawba ani
Savannah Rivers, and the Atlantit
which be is stuffing with untold an<
"untellable" quaitities of reform Dyn
amite; and on the 7th of Novembe
next, he proposes to have the Dynamit
touched off by a small sized darke
from the Battery established somewher
in Colleton County, and there will be
"bustification" compared with whic]
Gen. Newton's recent brilliant achieve
ment at Hell Gate, New York, wi.
"pale its ineffectual fires."
Now you have organized a "Hel
Gate" in the channel of Progress in 6
C., and Hampton. intends to blow it n
on the said 7th of November, and I ad
vise you as a friend to get from .ove?
Don't attempt to countermine, becaus~
you can't possibly tell where the galk
ries run; and if you try to find ont+yol
will be blown up trying! M. C. B.
Foa Tin HaULD.
NINETY-Six, S. C.,
Oct. 14th, 1870.
At a meeting of Delegates froi
Democratic Clubs in the Counties (
Abbeville, Edgefield, Newberry an<
Laurens, held at Ninety.-Six'to-day
E. S. Hale was called to the chaji
and T. L. Moore requested to act a
Secretary. The Chairw.aa explaine<
the object of the meeting, after whiel
the following Resolutions were passed
Resolved, 1st. That we have a Mas
Meeting of the Democracy of the fi,u
Counties, at the "Old 96 Fort," o1
the 3.]st day of October.
2d. That the following named gen
een be invited to address the meet
ing : Judges Cooke.and Mackey, Gen
James Couner, of Charlestoo ;.. Hugi
S. Thompson, Esq., of Cotumbia
James P. Moore, Esq., of Greenville
Gen. McGowan and Col. Cothran, o
Abbeville, Gen. M. 0. Butler. J. C
Sheppard, Esq., and Thos. Watson
(coloed.) of Edgeflid ; A. W. Moor<
and N. G. Holmes. Esq., of Laurens
Cl. J. N. Linseomib anid Y. J. Pope
Esq.. of Newbierry, and that all'ot tht
cadidates of the four ,Counties ar<
invited and expected to be present.
3d. That the foilowimig named gen
t!mec be appointed a commii .ee:
collect funds from their soveral Club
for defraying the expenses of
Abbevile-J. T. Parks, J. W
Green, G. M. Hodges, P. HI. A.dauns
W. Tr. Henderson and T. L. Moore.
Edgefield-W. L. Durst, Wmn. Hal
tiwanaer, E. M. Whailey, W L. Ste
phus, F. G. Martin Dr. Pitts and S
Newberry-D. Y. Scurry and J
Laurens-Hlugh Leman, T. B. An
derson, J. C. Cook and B. D. Cuu
And that G. T. Jackson be request
ed to act as 'rreasurer.
4th. That Capt. J. N. King be ap
pointed Chief Marshal, with Capt. J
T. Parks, of Abbeville, Capt. Scot
Sheppard, of Edgefield, Capt. T. B.
Anderson, of Laurens, and Capt. W
W. Wallace, of Newberry, as Assist
ant Marshals. The following gentle
men are appointed aids-de-eamp to the
Chief Marshal. and are req uested tc
report at Ninety-Six, at 8 o'clock, A.
M , on the 31st: B. D. Cunningham,
J. K. Duirst, Ralph Bozemnan and H.
5th. The Silver Cornet Band and
the A bbeville (colored) Brass Band,
are invited 'to furnish music for the
6th. The Clubs from Abbeville.
Laurens and Newberry Counties wil]
report at Ninety-Six, at 9 o'clock, A.
M.,onithe Couty will thepr Club Caon
bdgeieCutywlkrpr at thCamehor
7t-Ta vrboy ht n
coloe red, in the am houe,re e
7s.Ttfu inveryobdy presetand
clde re ithfoCuies,ecillyenvied
spectfully invited to be present. Tlg
1..24. m-4 mainlle invited.
FOR THE HERALD.
d Townshlp No. 9.
n The citizens of Bethel Academy met
on the 14th of October and organized
a Democratie club. A. V. Monts was
asked to take the Chair an'] J. C. Banks
0 to act as Seer(-tary, After a few re
d marks, it was resolved that the officers
M'of this club consist of a President, two
d Vice-Presidents, one Secretary, one
Treasurer and an Ex-cutive Committee
of three. After the election which was
I had the result was as follows:
J. C. Banks-President.
d J. P. Bowers-lst Vice-President.
Y John A. Mayer-2d Vice-President.
I A. J. Long-Secretary.
d J. L. Hunter-Treasurer.
Executive Committee-W. P. Pugh,
r A. W. Monts, J. C. Cook. -
ir iI, was
P' Resolred, That the officers elected
ir serve for two years, counting from the
e 2nd of May, 187G, or until their succes
e sors are elected.
f Rcsolved, That.the 1st Saturday eve
v ning of each month be our regular
d meeting day.'
Resolved, That we meet every Satur
day evening until the 7th of November
d This club numbers twenty-foar mem
e bers, with bright prospects of many
tmore. J. C. BANKS, President.
Y A. J. LONG, Secretary.
1, Fo. 'it; H ean .D..
Is MooN ToWNSHIP-No. 7.
r Oct. 13, 1876.
e After'aun instr-ctive address from
c ti Rev. A. W. Moure of Laurens, a
h Labor Refurm and Anti-Cotton Shop
a Associad:o .as to-day formed in this
s Towoship, with a wembership to be
r iu with of thirty nine. An election
or officers resulted as folows: -
di Preside::t-J. N. Lipscomb.
t Vice-Presid-nt-:. J. Teag,ue.
Scretary-L. V. Siokins.
Exceutive Comwittee-D. V.Seur
t ry. W. P. Garret. E. C. Simkins, A.
J. Teacue-and J. W. Williams.
The f6%wing were appointed as a
eomittee on constitution: J. ,W.
Wi!liaws, J. N. Lipscotub and J. R.
Upon motion, the. Secretary was in
structed to request the publicntion of
the above proceediDgs in the New
L. W. SDIMKINS, Secretary.
M ew elWiscellaneous.
New Crop Red Clover and
r Lucerne Seed.
7 For sale cheap for cash, at.
e S. P. BOOZER'S
S From 10th October to 1oth November is
considered to be the best time for sowing
the above seeds. Nov. 18, 42-St.
. The subscriber hereby warns all persons
p from trading.for a note'on Mrs. Rebecca La.
l- Paysinger, for between $35 and $40, given
-in 1872 or 1873, exact amount or date not
e remembered. - THOS. M. LAKE.
p. -Oct. 18, 42-3t.
A small colgyj now. b,eg feiDr
Newberry ~ad~Edgefleld, 16 purifise a
tract of land containing-28410 acres of the
rich Red Ri.Ver. .Lands of..Arkansas, ake a
very low price, if banght at once. Such a
Sbargaine ma notffer. again before nex.
Centennial. -t. is. within 4 miles of a a&
Road Depot, just built. -The -same Landas.
Swill <doubtless bring three hundred per
cent. in' a very:ushortjime, as thefRail-Rat
is now complete.
', For sale by W. H. WISE EAN,
s J. D. BRUCEB.
New berry, S. C.
. Oct. 18, 42-4t.
Dissolution of Partnership.
s The Partnership heretofore existing be.
rtween L. Q. Fellers ad S L. Feller*a, mU
th onof Prosperity, wsdsovdo
Sthe 1st of Sept.ember, 1876, by 'the with
drawal of L. Q Fellers from said partner
ship.- The' business of the old firm will be
settled by S. L. Fellers.
L. Q. FELLERS,
Oct. 18, 42-3t. -S. L. FE LLERS:
Wi:a .Dorroh and others, Executors of
F Henry Burton, deceased.
Anne Longshore and others.
Complaint tro Sell Lands to Pay Debts, ole.
By order of the Court of Common Pleas
for Newbierry County, passed in the above;
stt- case, the creditors of Levi Long
a ore, deec'd., are required to render in
-'nd es.tablish their demands against the.
etate of s.id deceaud on or before the 1st
day of December next, before the under
-igned as Referee.
Y. J. HARRINGTON,
Oct. Inh, 1876-42-3t. Referee.
Wheeler & Biller
- Jacob J. Wheeler.
-Judgment for Fotecelosure and Sa!e
By vintue of an order of Court of Com
'mon' Pleas for N en hert y County, signed by
Hon. M. MAoses, Judge of this Ciicuit, on
-fhe 6th A peil, 1875, in the ahove stased
.:action, I will sell, in front of the Court
On the 1st Nonday in November
to the highest bidder, the following Real
Estate, to wit:
- A LOT 'S0 FEET I'RONT AND 80 FEET
BA CK, in -the town of Prosperit.y, in the
State and County aiforesaid, bounded by
lands of J. M. Kibler and S. C. Barre, and
by a street running from Crooks' Ferry
Road to Holiy's Ferry Ru;g.
Terms cash. Purch;aser to pyo a
pers. J. J. CARRINGTON, S N. C.
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