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A4dress to the Peole of Solith
RooMs STATE DEM. EX. ComirrEE,
COLUMrIA, S. C.. Oct. 18, 1876.
To the People of the State of South Caro
lina who desire honest gorernment,
without regard to political party )r
His Excellency the President of the
United States did, on the 17th day of
this month, issue a proclamation where
by he commanded "all persons engaged
in unlawful and insurrectionary proceed
ings to disperse and retire peaceably to
their respective abodes within three
days from this date, and hereafter aban
do~n said combinations, and submit
themselves to the laws and constituted
authorities of said State."
This proclamation is based upon the
statements made by Dar.iel H. Chamber
lain, the Governor of this State; which
statements are aimed exclusively against
his political opponents, and are proven
to be untrue by the testimony of every
Judge in the State. every Trial Justice
or other officer of the law from whom
response has been obtained. Every resi
dent of the State knows them to be un
true. Every Republican of character
or intelligence, or who is not in office or
seeking office, and many who are in;
office in the State, have expressed horror
and disgust at the course which the
Governor has pursued.
We say this much for our vindication.
Never has a people suffered more by
dishonor of office and dishonesty of
officers. Never has such bald untruth
been used for the support of a move
ment which shakes the pillars upon
which rest the constitutional temple of a
mighty people. Our State isa but a pefty
portion of the Union, but we call upon
oursister States of the North to remem
ber that the experime.it now being made
for "the domination of our elections by
the bayonet and by soldiers as the irre
sistible instrument of a revolutionary
local despotism," if successful, will be
come the precedent before which the
whole fabric of American liberty will
fall, and will be applied to other States
just as soon as party exigencies require
We make this declaration of our inno
cence not in disrespect of the President
of the United States. but as an act of
justice to ourselves as American citi
zens, and to put our case upon the
record for an impartial trial before the
great national tribunal. We bow in
perfectsubmission to the proclamation
of his Excellency the President, and
exhort our fellow-citizens whom we
represent in the present canvass to yield
full and entire obedience to every com
mand of the said proclamation.
We know that the clubs called "rifle
clubs" are associations formed for home
protection; that they are not combina
tions as charged by the Governor of this
State; that there are but few that have
arms or ammunition; that those which
have been equipped were so done with
the sanction and sometimes with the aid
of -the Governor, and have been recog
nized by him as useful and appropriate
bodies, and not one of them has been
accused of disorder.
We know that their necessity was oc
casioned by the reckless distribution of
arms and ammunition among the color
ed people by the State officials; and wve
further know that our white fellow-citi
zehs were, on the 16th day of this month,
massacred at a peaceful political assem
blage, where (by agreement with C. C.
Bowen, Republican Chairman for Char
leston County, and present at the meet
ing, and first Presidential Elector for
the State at large on the Republican
ticket) they went without arms to meet
the colored race-the voters of the so
called Republican party in this State
who were likewise, by Bowen's agree
ment, bound to be without arms; and
we know that the politicians who are
the authors of all our evils are teaching
P among the colored race the use of the
ridle and torch; we know that our homes
are in peril, and that our women and
children are exposed to the horrors of
ruthless butchery and barbarity; but
nevertheless, we advise and command,
so far as our authority goes, that every
such "rifle club" against which the
misrepresentations of the Governor of
the State are aimed be forthwith dis
banded, and that the members thereof
be held in the future only~ by those ties
of humanity which bind all good men
together; that the name of the club be
abandoned, and the officers cease to
exercise their powers. This is said with
the express declaration that the clubs
are not associated with or subject to our
We repeat that we speak without dis
respect to the President of the United
States. He acts upon the statements
made by the Governor of this State.
But we say it that we may show our
unwillingness to obey without commit
ting an untruth against ourselves by
seeming to acknowledge that of which
we are not guilty.
We are not engaged in "unlawful
and insurrectionary proceedings." We
cannot "disperse," because we are not
gathered together. We cannot "retire
peaceably to our abodes," because we
are in our homes in peace, disturbed
alone by the political agitations created
by the Governor and his minions.
But we resignedly-and cheerfully in
the p.erformanice of our duty-suspend
the exercise of our individual and pri
vate rights to prevent evil to the whole
Relying upon the universal sense-of
right, and appealing to the Almughty to
sustain us, we exhort our people to the
continuance of submission to the au
thorities of the government, feeling as
sured that time and patience will work
Remember that the campaign is now
a short one, and all signs hopeful that
the 7th day of November next will wit
ness the full and complete vindication
of our case through the peaceful instru
mentality of the ballot box.
A. C. HIASKELL, Chairman.
T. B. FRASER.
J. D. KENNEDY.
JAMES A. HOYT.
RICHARD O'NEALE, JR.
J. ADGER SMITH.
ORDINATION TO THE OFFICE OF
TIHE MINISTRY.-At the fifty second
anuual convention of the Lutheran
Synod and Ministerium of South
Carolina and adjacent States, convened
in St. Stephen's Church, at the town
of Lexington, Lexington County, S.C.,
on Sabbath morning, October 15,
1876, after a sermon by Rev. W. S.
Bowman. D.D., Mr. S. P. HJughes, of
Barnwell County, S. C., who is a
graduate of Newberry College, and
i~ -~ a. T ~ ffih k-~e~o~~l ~'mi
Advice to the Republicans.i
The Republicans have made an im
muense campaign in Ohio and Indiana,
and it has failed. In Ohio they have
escaped defeat by a margin so narrow
that it is possible Tilden may carry
the State in November; and in In
diana, where they chiefly exerted
themselves, spending an enormous
amount of labor and of money, they
are routed and overthrown in a way
which leaves them no hope of recupera
tion. These facts show that their
methods of warfare have been mis
taken and useless, or even worse.
Now the struggle is to be transfer
red to the State of New York, and we
shall see it waged here with all the
energy of desperation ; but our friends
on the other side must permit us to
tell them that the style of fighting
which they have employed, so disas
trously to themselves, in the Western
States, will not do here at all.
The Republican campaign thus far,
and especially in Ohio and Indiana,
has been composed of two elements:
first, personal abuse and slander of Mr.
Tilden ; and secondly, the revival of
the war with its passions and hatreds.
These have made up the issues of the
campaign on the Republican side.
They are worn out, and something
new is indispensable even to make the
contest reasonably interesting.
In his powerful speech at Urica the
other day Senator Conkling denounced
in a manner most honorable to himself
the slanderers of Mr. Tilden ; but,
even while doing this, the distinguish
ed Senator could not refrain from
seizing the bloody shirt and waving
it aloft in the hope of bringing the old
Republican phalanx once more for
ward to attack and overwhelm the foe.
Let the Republican orators who are
about to appear in this State, find
some new material and bring forward
a new stock of subjects; and let the
Republican newspapers be required to
imitate their example, and siao with
them their new tunes. What these
new subj ects ought to be we do not
undertake to tell them ; but novelty
is indispensable, or the Republicans
are lost forever. Parhaps they might
prove that there never was such a man
as Belknap; that Babcock was never
President Grant's secretary; that
there never was a Whiskey Ring; tnat
the District of Columbia never had a
Governor named Shepherd; that there
is no such Jerseyman as George M.
Robeson, and that he never was Secre
tary of thie Navy ; that Hamilton Fish
never had a son-in-law who was coun
sel for the Spanish Government and
manager of the State Department at
the same time; that there never was
a Freedman's Savings Bank and so on.
On such topics as these lively speeches
might be made and able articles writ
ten. We do not insist that our Re
publican friends should take these
points exclusively, but something new
they must have. Slandering Tilden
and waving the old bloody shirt will
not serve their purpose.-N. Y. Sun.
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"The new president. though not yet thirty
years of age, was a veteran in evcry kind of
aluable human experience. Born an En
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Holland; a traveler in France, Italy and
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killing a taskmaster who beat him, and then
escaping through the woods of Russia to
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ny-he was now called upon by the very
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reer! John Smith was altogether the most
noted man in the early history of America."~
The work is divided into historical periods,
of which the first is devoted to the Indians
before the discovery.
Next to be treated is the Period of Voyage
The third division is the Coloural Period,
which is treated with signal ability. Then
comes the Period of Revolution and Confede
ration, ending with the adoption of the Con
stitution, which ushers us into the National
Period. The fairness and impartiality of the
work cannot be too highly commended. The
author evidently knows no North or South,
no East or West in affection; all are included
in his catholic liberality and ardent patriot
ism. The closing review should be studied
by every citizen. The spirit in which the
author wrote, shines forth in the following
"The idea that the United States are one
Nation, and not thirty-eight nations, is . the
grand cardinal doctrine of a sound political
faith. State pride and sectional attachment
are natural passions in the human breast,
and are so near akin to patriotism as to be
distinguished from it only in the court of a
higher reason. But there is a nobler love of
country-a patriotism that rises above all
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We have never examined a volume with
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tha t those who procure this valuable book,
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gether the best History of the United States
that has yet been published. The Maps,
Chrt,e igrms and Illutrations are of the
THOS. F. GRENT.ER EDITORS.
W. H. WALLACE, E
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25, 1876.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fam
ily Newspaper, devote(I'to the material in
terests of the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
SAMUEL J. TILDEN,
OF NEW YORK.
THOMAS A. HENDRICKS,
For Governor-Wade Hampton,
For Lieutenant-Governor-W. D.
Simpson, of Laurens.
For Secretary of State-R. M,
Sims, of York.
For Attorney-General - James
Conner, of Charleston.
For Superintendent of Education
-Hugh S. Thompson, of Richland.
For Comptroller- General-John
son Hagood, of Barnwell.
For Treasurer-S. L. Leaphart,
For Adjutant- General-E. W.
Moise, of Sumter.
For Congress, Third District
D. Wyatt Aiken, of Abbeville.
For Solicitor, Seventh Circuit
B. W. Ball, of Laurens.
First Congressional District-J.
Second Congressional District
J. A. Ingram.
Third CJon gressional District
Fourth CJongressional District
J. B. Irwin.
Fifth (Con gressional District
For the State at Large-Theo. G.
Barker, Samuel McGowan.
For Senator-J. N. Lipscomnb.
For House of Representatives-Y. J.
Pope, Wmn. Dorroh and E. S. Keitt.
For County Commissioners-William
Lester, Rolly Wood and L. P. W. Riser.
For Sherifl-D. B. Wheeler.
For Clerk of CJourt-E. P. Chalmers.
For Jusdge of Probate-Sam pson Pope.
For School Commissioner - H . S.
For Coronr-J. B. Werts.
Contrary to the hope expressed
some weeks since, the condition of my
health is such that I find it impossi
ble to give that attention and appli
ation to the editorial labors of the
HERALD that I would wish or that
the reader has a right to expect. Un
der these circumstances I have found
it necessary to get assistance, and hap
pily have been able to secure the ser
vice of WV. H. Wallace, Esq., a gen
tean who though but lately settled
in Newberry, has already gained the
onfidence and esteem of the public,
and who is eminently qualified both
by education and natural abilities to
fill the position. I take pleasure ii
introducing him to the many readers
f the HERALD, feeling assured that
they will appreciate my efforts to make
the paper worthy their patronage.
'I I08. F. GRENEKER.
To THlE READERS OF THE HERALD:
[ consider it altogether unnecessary
o make a long salu tatory. I realize
fully that the position of an editor is
one of responsibility. What he writes
oes to the family fireside, to be read
by old and young of both sexes, and
it is his duty therefore to his readers,
s well as to himself, to write nothing
for the public that offends against de
ency, dignity or the truth. Having
accepted the position. I propose to do
the very best I can to discharge -its
duties properly and fully.
W. HI. WALLACE.
Democratic meeting to-night (Tues
day,) at Temperance Hall. Come
ut, everybody. There will be music
The latest telegrams from Europe
indicate a threatening war aspect.
Russia is making some demonstrations
against Turkey, with a view of absorb
ing it into her vast dominijons. En
land is jealous of her Eastern posses
ions, India and tile Suez Canal, and
will probably resist arny encroachments
of Russia in those directions. The
Queen] is having her large ironclads
and warships overhauled ; she pro
Nominees an.d ofilc-Seekers.
It may be taken as a fact, in which
there are very few exceptions, that
the man who seeks the nomination
for any office is unfit for the office.
le wants the office merely for the
money he can make out of it, and he
is not often scrupulous in the ways
that the money is to be made. The
office-seeker is, and has always been, a
contemptible character in the opinion I
of all honest and intelligent men. No
man who takes the proper view of the
matter will support any candidate who
endeavors to secure his own nomina
tion. Let his promises, his professions,
his pledges be what they may, his
sole, base end and object is personal
advancement. Let him prate ever so
loudly of "reform" in government, it
all amounts to nothing m-re nor less
than a political trick to get himself
into a paying position. Such a man
cares not a copper for the public good;
it is nothing to him whether the peo
ple prosper or not, so long as he gets
his official salary.
The man who does deserve the pop
ular support is he who estimates the
public good above his private profit;
who does not seek a nomination by
any means, but is as perfectly content
to labor in private and obscure life for
the good of his State as in the most
exalted and the most remunerative
official station. Let the office seek
the man, not the man the office, is
the only true principle of Republican
or Democratic government-the only
true principle of popular government
under any form or by any party name.
Now, in view of this principle, how
stands the case between the two op
posing party tickets in this State ?
Chamberlain sought the nomination;
he worked for it with all his might.
For months before the expiration of
his present term, he went throughout
the State, .asking and begging from
every stump that he might again be/
nominated as Governor of South Car
Oliva. Wade Hampton, on the other
hand, was, in no sense, a candidate
for the ,position ; he never asked it,
never desired it. His name was
placed at the head of the democratic
ticket by the spontaneous choice of
an intelligent people in Carolina as
sembled. Chamberlains was placed
at the head of the republican ticket
at his own request and earnest solic
itatio.n, by a Convention the most
corrupt that has ever met in South
Carolina, the fit representative of car
pet-bag rascality, fraud and plunder.
Hampton promises, in the event of
his election, to every man in South
Carolina, white and colored, equal
rights and equal protection under the
law ; and his promises are those of a
man who says what be means and will
do v,hat he says. Chamberlain has
proved to the world that he is totally
unable or unwilling to protect the cit
izens of either color or party, and is
therefore utterly unfit for the high
office to which he aspires.
Since his nomination Hampton has
been working with all his powere to
gain the ele.tion. Had he done oth
erwise he would have proved recreant
to the trust irmposed in him. His
failure would be t*he failure of the
principles of honesty and reform; his
success will be the success of those
principles. He is laboring not for
himself, but for his State. He is not
laboring for party power or party vic-1
tory, but simply and solely for good
government. And when he is elected
we shall have a good government
good for the rich man and the poor
man, the white man and the black. 1
Massacre in Edgefield.
The Democrats and Republicans
held separate meetings at Edgefield on
the 18th. The Democrats had about
5,000 at their meeting; the Republi
ans about one-fourth that number at
theirs. Everything passed off quietly.
As Jas. Gilmer and Edward Yeldell
wre riding along the road towards
home, about two miles from town they
were fired at by a party of negro
militia in ambush. Mr. Gilmer was
instantly killed, and Mr. Yeldell badly1
wounded. He rode back to the vil
lage and reported the affair to Major1
Kline of the 18th Infantry, who, with
other gentlemen, proceeded to t.he
place, where they found the dead man
lying in the road. Mr. Jas. Outz
started to the village for the Coroner.
A mile from the village he was shot
t from ambush ; one ball shattered ~
his leg, and another wvounded his
horse. Mr. Gilmner leaves a wife and
six children. None of the parties at
tacked had any enemies in the world;
they were all shot for the same reason
the Cainhoy victims were shot-be-.
ause they were Democrats. Major
Kline pronounces the deed a cold
>looded, fiendish murder. How long,
0, how long, must such things be en
ured ? Is there not a sense of jus
;ice in this great country that will put a
o medi stop tothseaeale wari
1pon unoffending and peaceable citi
Hon. J. M. Leach, Democratic can
lidate for Elector at Large in North
.arolina. one of the most effective
ipeakers in the South, has consented
;o make a few speeches in this State
>efore the election. He will speak at
gewberry, October 28th, and we hope
>ur people, white and black, Democrat
tnd Republican, will turn out to hear
Gen. J. . Kennedy and Gen. J.
B. Kershaw, will also be here to speak
;he same day.
C-hamberlain in the Character
Gov. Chamberlain says "terrorism"
xists in South Carolina. He is right.
Re sees it and feels it. But the "ter
orism" that does exist here is not such
is to cause alarm to any but such men
is Chamberlain and the "Ring" which
has so long misruled South Carolina.
rerror is being struck to the heart of
hese vampires as they see their party
bout to be snatched away from them
nd the government given into the
ands of native South Carolinians and
bonest men. No doubt Gov. Cham
berlain teels "terrified." No doubt
bis fears are iicreased by the howl of
his corrupt f(llowers, as they see the
read day of vengeance fast approach
ig. They ought to feel terror-strick
in-it is perfectly natural that they
should feel so. But why should this
be made a pretext for Federal inter
Ference ? Does the National Govern
ment mean to put itself alongside the
men who have plundered South Caro
ina? We hope not. We would
bhink better- of the Federal Govern
ment. We do not object to as many
witnesses as the Government may see
It to send here. But we only ask
hat they play "hands off " and see
/We assure the country that the
error which Chamberlain and his
%rew feel is the terror felt by Macbeth
ifter the murder of King Duncan.
Nlaceth saw the bloody dagger, but
it was only a phantom, conjured up
by his own imagination wrough tupon
by his conscience. No wonder, then,
Gov. Chamberlain sees pistols and
hears their "click" as he moves about
among the people. We have only to
say to Gov. Chamberlain and to all
bhe "fearful," that orders to disband
Rifle Clubs will do no good until the
uries are driven from their con
iciences by expiations of their crimes.
When this is done, it will be found
:hat the "terrorism" in South Caro
ia is as baseless as the dagger seen
The Cainhoy Massacre.
The two political parties in Charles
-on County made an agreement in the
arly part of the canvass to meet each
ther in joint discussion, both parties
:o go to tIhe places of meeting without
uns. According to this arrangement
ibout 150 Democrats went from the
yity to Cainhoy, on the 16th, for joint
liscussion. One Democrat spoke.
While the next speaker was replying
o him a Radical negro fired off a pis
l. At this signal a gang of negroes,
~rmed with muskets and rifles, sprang
'rom a swamp near by, the negroes
Lround the speakers' stand rushed into
be swamp where they. had concealed
heir guns, and then the whole body
f armed negroes, about 300 in num
>er, fired into the small party of whites,
few of whom had small pistols, the
est fiaving no arms at all. The whites
ed, leaving their dead and wounded
ehind. Six whites were killed and
ixten wounded. One negro was
iled, it is charged by his own party.
[he dead and wounded men were rob
>ed of what money they had and strip
ed of their clothing, the wounded
iaving to lie all night exposed to the
old and suffering from their wounds.
[he heart grows sick at the recital of
uch horrible deeds. Right here in
south Carolina, not ten miles from the
pot where our forefathers planted the
anner of a Christian civilization more
han 200 years ago, in a time of peace,
.nd without provocation, we are called
ipon to witness a massacre as cold, as
:ruel and as savage as was ever perpe
rated by the Camanche Indians. Is
hat "the civilization 6f the Cavalier
nd the Roundhead ?"
The evidence is very strong that]
!. C. Bowen is responsible for this
errible deed. But there is another,
igher in office and deeper in villainy
han Bowen even, who is the prime
nstigator. That man is the so-called
overnor of South Carolina! !
The Union-Bleraild, with charac
eristic mendacity, tries to fix the
llame of the Edgefield massacre upont
e white Democrats. It says a "red
biirt" fired into a crowd of a dozen
egroes by the roadside, when a battle
osued, and one white man was killed
d others wounided; "the casualties
n te negro side are not stated, and I
,.ably never wi be." Tile fact is
President Grant's Proclama
The President's Proclamation of the
17th inst., begins by saying, "Where
as, it has been satisfactorily shown to
me that insurrection and domestic vio
lence exist in several Counties of the
State of South Carolina, and that cer
tain combinations of men against law
exists in many Counties of said State,
known as 'Rifle Clubs,' who ride up
and down by day and night in arms,
murdering some peaceable citizens and
intimidatrg others, which combina
tions, though forbidden by the laws
of the State, cannot be controlled or
suppressed by the ordinary course of
The President commands all persons
engaged in unlawiful and insurrection
ary proceedings to retire to their homes
within three days, and hereafter to
abandon said combinations and sub
mit themselves to the laws.
Secretary of War, Cameron, issues
an order to Gen. Sherman, of the
same date, directing all the available
force of the Military Division of the
Atlantic, to report immediatly to Gen.
Ruger, at Columbia, S. C. In accord
ance with which order fourteen addi
tional companies have been sent to
The Union-Herald, the property
and the niouthpiede of Gov.. Chamber
lain, is moving heaven and earth to
bring about a collision between the
white citizens of this State and the
United States soldiers. Chamberlain
has got himself into a most unpleas
ant and embarrassing position ; he has
declared to the country that the Demo
cratic party of South Carolina has
brought about a condition of lawlessness
and terroism in the State, and that the
laws cannot be enforced through the
regularly appointed processes and
powers of the courts. He has been
proven a liar by those who.e preroga
tive and duty it is to administer the
laws-Republican judges of the su
preme court and the circuit courts,
who have no motive under the sun to
represent the condition of affairs false
ly. After failing in his attempts to
raise a conflict between the whites and
blacks, seeing that the two races are be
coming more and more triendly every
day, he now plays a more desperc.te
game. The blood of a soldier spilt by
a South Carolina Democrat would be
to him the most welcome sight on
earth ; it would be his glory and de
light ; and he is doing all he can to
accomplish this very thing. See his
article, or the article of his private
secietary, in the Union-Blerald of
the 16th instant. Mark well the
flaming heading of that article :
'THE*FIRST FREE MEETING."
"THE TEST MADE AT EDGEFIELD."
"THE SHOT-GUN POLICY CHECKED."
"EDGEFIELD TAKES WARNING."
"THE RIFLE CLUBS VERSUS THE BOYS
The above headings indicate the
character of the article, which pur
ports to be an account of the Republi
can meeting at Edgefield on the 14th.
Th sole object and purpose contem
plated in that article is to goad
the Democrats to some act of indis
cretion or violence towards the sol
diers. Chamberlain is working hard
or some pretext for martial law. His
plans have been laid carefully and de
liberately. This was his plan : On
the 13th he made written applica
ation to the authorities at Washing
ton for more troops ; the application
was set for consideration on the 17th.
The Radical meeting was held at
Edgeeld the 14th, and at Newberry
the 16th. United States soldiers had
just been sent to both these places.
The Radical leaders refused to allow a
joint discussion, hoping the Democrats
would demand it, and thus a collision
would be brought about between
Democrats and Republicans; that the
soldiers would be called on to protect
the Republicans, and that the Demo
rats, in the heat of passion, would
Fre into them. This diabolical plan
ailed at Edgefield. It was tried again
it Newberry the 16th, and failed
here. If there had been a disturb
ice or collision at Edgefield the 14th,
>r at Newberry the 16th, as Chamber
ai planned for and hoped for, martial
aw would have been proclaimed the
ith. But the Democrats defeated
um by their wisdom and moderation.
And they will continue in the same
ie of conduct. No jeers, no taunts
>f Chamberlain's organ can cause a
~onflict between the Democrats and
he soldiers. There is no quarrel be
ween them, no bad feeling. The
Democrats will do their duty, and
he soldiers, theirs, and any at
empt from any quarter to represent
hem as in any wise antagonistic to
~ach other in conduct or in feeling, is
base appeal to passion, that merits
mnd will receive the contempt of every
ionorable man, whatever may be his
>rofession or his politics.
__ARPEE'S ___________AGAZ ______E___for __ Noe br is l
HAEpmax's MAnAl with fo Novembinerestan
'eady received, and with a higbly interesting
Advice From Gen. Hanapton.
In his speech at Edgefield, on last
Wednesday, in allusion to the evident
and set purpose of the Radicals to
bring about a disturbance, General
Hmpton gave the following advice to
the Democracy. Read it and be gov
erned by it:
The only thing to be done now is to
secure the fruits of our victory. It is
bad policy to do what your enemies
want you to do. They have but one
hope. and that is they may be able to
goad this people into armed resistance.
That conspiracy has already been
htitched. Even this very mail brings
a proclan:ation from President Grant
that he proposes to place this State
under martial law. Every lawyer
knows be has no right to do so, but
you know how often he has violated
the most solemn compacts. They hope
now, by scattering troops throughout
the State, to bring about a collision,
and give a pretext to bring more
troops to see that the board of canvas
sers will count. us out and malke us
lose the victory we have already won.
You must recollect that when you
placed us in command, you promised
to follow our irstructions. We have
more information than any one of you
can possess. Therefore when we give
you advice we do it knowing what will
enure to your good. Our advice is
for you to go on, defend yourselves,
as you have a right to do, if attacked,
but nothing more. If the Radicals
choose to divide time with them, do
so; if not, let them speak without
interruption. That is the policy which
we have agreed upon. If you will
notice they have announced that only
their Federal electors will speak. They
put those men forward for a pretext
to arrest you.
The Constitution of Massachusetts
provides that: "No person shall have
the right to vote or be eligible to of
fice under the Constitution of this
Commonwealth, who shall not be able
to read the Constitution in the English
lanouage, and write his own name."
Gov. Chamberlain in that State
would enjoy a privilege that would be
denied to nine-tenths of the colored
people of South Carolina.
[News and Courier.
The True Southron has copied
from the Register the Resolutions
passed by the Democratic Club of this
place on the 11th instant.
Five colored preachers raided a gin
house in Austin County, Texas, and
attempted to carry off two bales of
cotton ; but the proprietor put in an
appearance and shot three of the men.
A business house in Columbus,
Ohio, has conspicuously displayed in
its show window a man's skull, and
printed in large letters across the fore
head these words of warning: "This
was a drummer."
Thos. EIzy, a colored man, made a
speech for Hampton and reform at
Silverton on the 14th. As he was
entering his gate that night he was
shot and seriously wounded by a con
cealed Radical negro.
A rich man to be hanged-Joseph
Ryan, of Peterboro, Ontario, was tried
for wife-murdei- the 12th instant, and
condemned to be hanged the 21st of
November. He is a merchant, 45
years old, and worth $500,000.
A colored man by the name of Car
ter was shot from an ambush near
Camden on the 18th. No reason can
be assigned for this attempted assassi
nation except that he had declared
his intention to vote for Hampton. 1
John D. Lee. the leader in the
Mountain Meadow Massacre that oc
urred in 1857, was condemned to
death at Beaver, Utah, October 10th.
By the laws of Utah Territory he
could choose one of three modes of
execution-hanging, shooting or be
heading. He will be shot January
Judge Mackey has returned, and in
n interview said, that the people at
tme North regard Chamberlain with
borror. and his proclamation as an en
rmity. The Republicans say they
would repudiate him, but for the elec
toral vote of the State. The editor of
bhe New York Times expressed sym
pathy for Hampton.
Chamberlain must have his second
erm. The thieves mnust have another
yhance. These results would be con
idered by Chamberlain and his crew
m cheap at the cost of a hundred lives.
Richard, according to Shakespeare,
ffered a kingdom for a live horse; in
this country a State is, alas, the price
ya dead negro !
A unique wedding took place at
Jloverdale last Sunday, at the resi
lence of one of our citizens: The
iappy pair were from the Dry Creekr
~onan.Tebiero a bu
inuteens.r Twentyidearsom wage aout
iierte ritwenty headrsome telv an
mvertebes h ead somty aned Te
,,. ,.. A.,a n.no a.-d. The
Tribute of Respect.
Whereas: It was the will of our Great
Shpherd to c.ll from our Grange, oni the
moritning of the I oth uit., owr beloved and
esteemed brother, Wx. R. SPY-ARMAN, to
that upper and better fold where no Grange
is.needed, and where all ripe grain is gar
nered for the glory of our Heavenly Mas
ter-Jesus Christ; therefore, be it
Resolved, 1st. That, although Silver
Street Grange has lost one of its most esti
mable and loved menibers, and his parents
and brothers one on whom they looked
with much pride and great promise; yet,
let us not borrow, for our Great Master has
2nd. fhat we suppress ouy grief and dry
up our tears, for we know thateur Heaven
ly Master doeth all things well.
3rd. That we cherish his memory and
the great lessons which he taught us on
his dying couch.
4th. -That we wear the usual badge of
mourning for thir-Y days.
5th. That a blauk page in our Minute
Book be dedicated to the mnemory of our
rith. That a copy of this Preamble and
Resoldtions be tendered the family of the
deceased, and a copy be furnished the
Newberry HERALD for publication, by the
J. C. STEWART,
J. R. SPEARmA, JR., Secretary Silver
Sept. 16th, 1876.
Xew X MisceUaneous.
NEWBERRY, S. C., Oct. 23, 1876.
At a meeting of the merchants of this
place, held this day, the following resolu
tions were adopted, after a full and free
1st. That we, the undersigned, merchants
doing business in the. Towir of Newberry,
do hereby pledge ourselves not to furnish
provisions and other necessary farming
supplies another year on a credit to those
persons who shall vote against our interest
at .he approaching election. And that we
will not furnishany planter with such sup
plies on credit when it comes within our
knowledge, or we have good reasons to
believe that the use of such supplies are
intended for the support of any laborer
who voted against the public welfare.
2d. That we invite the merchants
throughout this State to co-operate with us
in this our resolution to protect our own
resources, and to promote the welfare of
races and conditions of men comprising
this suffering Commonwealth.
B. J. RAMAGE, Chairman.
JoH. T. PrERSON, -See'y.
B. J. Ramage, IS. F. Fant,
John T. Peterson, IM. Foot,
John C. Wilson & Co. Rodelsperger & Co.
J. D. Casb, L. C. Moore,
T. J. Lipscomb, - J. E. Chapman,
Leavell & Spearman, Pelham & Wardlaw,
McFall & Pool, W. H. Dickert,
Jas. M. Crawford, W. T. Tarrant,
John . Peoples, S P. Boozer,
B. H. Cline, J. B. Leonar'd & Co.
J. F. Todd, Jos. Brown,
Geo. McWhir ter, W. T. Wright.
Oct. 25, 43-1t.
On last Sale day, in town, A POCKET
BOOK containing between $50 and $60,
also a Cotton Bill of 'two Bales of Cotton
sold to Singleton.
The finder will be rewarded.
J. C. WADE.
Oct. 25, 43-it.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
- difidovdr 'Harmon's Store, aajiining
HERALD Office. Oct. 25, 43-tf
Day of Fasting, Humiliation
By a resolution of the County Demo
cratic-Executive Committee for Newberry
County, I am instrt.cted to request the
pastors of the various churches in the
County, white and colored, to bring to the
attention of their churches the rccommen
dation of the State Democratic Executive -
Committee, as contained in the address of
A. C. Haskell, Chairman, dated Oct. 4th,
186. and published in the Newberry
HERALD of- the 11th instant, that the 26th
instant be observed as a day of fasting,
humiliation and prayer to Almighty God,
"that justice, peace and prosperity, mercy
ad truth, with fellowship and good.feeling.
to all men may come back and prevail
among our much disturbed and long-suffer
ing and much disturbed people," and solicit
them to carry out the recommendation.
Y. J. EARRINGTON, -
Beeretary Democratic Executive Committee,
October 20th, 1876.-43-1t.
The undersigned will sell at public auc
tion at the late residence of Elizabeth.
oate, deceased, ON THE FIFTEENTH
DAY OF NOVEMBER NEXT, ali the per
onal property of the said deceased, and
One Milch Cow and Three Yearlings.
Seventeen Head of Hogs.
Nine Head of Sheep.
Corn and Fodder.
Household and Kitchen Furniture.
Waeon and Buggy.
And other articles too numerous to men
Terms of Sale-Cash, under order of the
Court of Probate.
DR AYTON M. COATE, 1 A dministrators.
JOHN W. COATE, )
Oct. 20, 1876.-43--St.*
Tobn C. Workman and John A. Workman,
William H. Webb.
By virtue of sundry executions to me di
-ectd, I will sell, in front of the Court
n the First Monday in November
o the highest bidder, the following PER
iONAL PROPERTY, to-wit:
Two Sets of Household
ind Parlor Furniture.
Carpets, and other articles.
Parlor and Kitchen Stoves.
Kitchen Tables, &c.
One lot Garden Tools.
One small lot Carpenter's
Plowv Stock and Two Sin
Two Wash Pots and Four