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Can We Afford It?
plaiuan,d sensible view of the sit
nation from the New York Sun of Nov.
The impending winter, deferred in
cit4severtt is" not' adjourned. Its ad
vancin inclemency cannot halt loiig.
T hands of the ordinary laborer and
silMd. artisan are already folded in
idleness, or aictive only on a reduced
and iwafficientcompensation. The fires
are cold in the forges and the furnaces.
Xh,q dig ol the engine is hushed, and
jourials and the levers gather the rust
of neglect ,ne half of our machinery
is eithe i Tely -torpid' in diense O1
keeping a half movement of production.
Trad-i* id paralysis. Money, hard tc
obtain for the destitute, is to others f
useless accumulation, and only an an
xai M 1 P Id e Wweemmiera
tionof Interest. The reviving activity,
.hi-weia saw and hailed with joy,
twoimonths agqtas now checked again
Tut beyond all this there is a contem
lat iivdich has 'a sadness that come
.obhuman suffering. The spare mealc
withqut labor, the scant shelter and th<
tattered ilaiment-bow are the famish.
ed:! ,adi,7 in .ny cases, homeless
wrpetQhbs to pas4rough the freezing
and sfnows of winter?
-TbVs-udden arrest of a quick move
ment toward returning confidence and
1*vidiqnustry comes upon the peopl
'afferii election of unsurpassed excite
'ieWfwAich the- wole nation havc
deela red fr xeandidate by a popular
n Jority alnost without precedent.
IM6;Wlo'k a Leac* other anxiously, and
th. riftitf of sight% and TAsk foT
whA pt1rgses is all this and to what
endare we approaching? The army
*tfs7$seacefnl capitals of States;
Abe 9a& Lof gavenbient 'of the nation
.beleaguered, as if in siege., The ordi
ary count4 n'd certification of votes
paswvn&r tU eye and fall to the deci
sign 4 the ;adidates- themslves. A
Governor of a State attempts to give
legaffty"o minority elections in Florida.
A Caaming Board in South Carolina
refuses. o, obey -the mandate of the
l!gist court of the 1State, counts its
%PAbers into offices for which they
baM no-majority of votes, and disfran
ch' counties by a reckless,. wanton,
ant icketi is'drpation of power; and
4e boopkof the United States camped
.p -the State.House to sustain the -usur
Pat . ie still more distant State
'TN fiinA,-where iature is prodigal
i.been.fmaidrichness, a disriputable
and illigal autoEityis now waiting to
6hange the efection into a spurious ex
ris" iyuking'those rarish returns
w%chare pleasant to their . taste, and
easting out those which impede ,their
While all this is going on, and rnen
and *omen pause in feverish forebod
in,r,fhr'eacemen are happy. andsmile
in llerfulness, frointThe high revenue
offiial, full edto-the village Postmas
tegqn. generous rations. The condition
of' the whbore tnass of the people is as
rydthig toebhem. The Serene Highness
of the Cabinet, sits in consultation upon
tfie legality of electoral votes, and the
eipesioi'f armnies of occupation and
,BuL hat io the cool and considerate
inin 'sf busness avocations and comn
mkciarl'isvestments say to all this?
Must our bankers and our merchants
and manufacturers, weak under a lon~
depression, instead of the healthiy re
turn of prosperity which they hoped for,
be pushed into a bankruptcy which is
impendng,. or be driven into a ruin
'vhich yawns before them unless our
progress to anarhy is arrested? It is
not war. It is not the fear of war, for
t1 at is not. possible; but it is what has
l 1df its direful influences, a tremor
palpitation wiuich alarm all minds
and stagnate aUi action.
-To irs it seems as-if a general and in
alignant remonstrance and waining
should .arise from. the whole country,
which should give pause to these con
siirators against free suffrage and tran
gaililvy - nd' Qour dear-bought freedom.
All is.f:peace, and niot of riot or
pu ,disturbance. We seek no remedy
but under the Conaiation and the laws.
But it is high time that those who are
now ~in 'the execution of a deliberate
purpose'to-annul elections and overtuarn
gli; civil, administration. should be
tanight'that the rule of the people and
of lawis still supreme.
* Cowardly. Assaults.
When a candidate for high office is so well
Hkedt8'%popul1ar with the masses as to
niske.his.defeat difficult in a fair aind hon
orable fight, mean and cowardly men are not
wanting who delight in manufacturing lies
and slandering bis good name. There are
also thr whose selfishness prompt them
to prostitute their honor, pervert truth, anid
ignore'right, for the sake of injuring a com
petitor in' business, whose prosperity they
envy, and .with whose business sagacity they
have not the; talent to successfully compete
is an honorable way. These thoughts are
suggested by the mean, cowardly attackq
mae pon me and my medicines, by those
iLo imagine their pecuniary prospects in
jured by the great popularity which my
standard medicines have acqired, and the
cutioned growth of my professional pr'c
&ce.- .arrow-minded practitioners of medi
ciiie,. and manufacturers of preparations
which do not possess sufficient merit to suc
cessfully compete for popular favor, have re
sorted to such cowardly strategy as to pub
lis~h all sorts of ridiculous reports about the
composition of my mediciues. Almana'cs,
"Receipt Books," anid other pamphlers, are
issued and scattered broadcast over the land,
wherein these contemptible knaves publish
pretended analyses of my medicines, and re
ceipts for making them. Some of thesepub
lieations are given high-sounding names,
pretend to be issued by respectable men of
edveation and position, for te good of the
people-the more completely to blind the
reader to the real object in their circulation,
which is to irnjuTre the s-ale of my medicine-.
"The Popular IIealth Almanac" is the high
sounding name of one of these publication:s,
which contains bogus receipts, without .a
grain of truth in them. Not lees devoid of
truth are those which have been published
by one Dr. L., of Detroit, in the Michigan
Farmef, and by other manufacturers of med
icinles, inl several so-called journals of Phar
macy. They are all prompted by jealousy
and utterly fail,in accomplishing the object
of their authors, for, tnotwithstanding their
free circulation, my med cines continue to
-sell more ta!'gely than any others muanufac
tu-red in this country, and are constantly in
creasing in sale despite the ba-e lies concoct
ed and circulated by such knaves. The peo
ple find that these mediMes possess genuine
merit, eccomplish what their manufacturer
P!aims for tbem, and arc not the vile, poison
Qus nostrums which jealous, narrow-minded
phJy%icians and sneaiking compounders of
competiDg mediCines represent them to be.
Among the large nzumber of pretended anal
y ses published, it is a sIONIFICANT FACT
that r.o two have been a; all alike-conclu
i.ively proving the dishonesty of their au
thors. Itis enough for the people to know
that wh ile thousands, yes, I may truthfully
say mi!!ions, have taken my medicines and
have bcen cured, no one has ever received
injury fr om their uise.
R V. PIERCE, M. D.,
Proprietor of Dr. Pierce's Medicines,
World's Dispensary, Buffalo, N. Y.
T ----VH-neCUTIV-+ RThi-- x
TelnE otl o DOTeEN ceT bATr.-has el
-ad itdwt ntrCietaigmte
cellent monthly for December has come to
ma newera inntrnetive tesding matter
rFrom the Atlanta Times, Nov.1th, 187N
Carolinians is Itnell.
Pursuant to a call i&the city pa
pers there was a Joarge aItendaice -5?
South Carolinian, DOW residents in
the city. at the Court House last even
ing. The meeting was organized by
caling Gen. A. C. GarlingtoH to the
chair and Dr. C. A. DeSaussure toact
%s SeeretrM-1-. -
After discussion it was declared
that the meeting was a preliminary
one, and a committee of seven, com
prised of Gen. Garlington, as chair
Col. W. D. - Etlis, Dr. W. A. Love,
Col. Oary *V W*yles, Dr. J. II. Lotan,
Butler, Es% .. w? appointed to pre
pare a series Ef* iesolutidhs expressive
of the sy uipatfyh'bt the meetintg with
South Carolina and its attitude to
wards her eudmies. to be reported to a
future.meeting, to be..held at. the call
of the chairman.
A committee of three was appointed
to procure a suitable place for the next
meeting, and aresolution passed that
all South Carolina-baire- ladies and
their children be specially invited to
attend the next meeting
After a resolution that all South
Carolinians presenftregister their names
with the Secretai -,hich was done,
the meeting adjourned.
AS.A. DEAUSsRE. Secretary
Patriek Henry's Ghost.
"Should the Democrats alarm .the
country and threaten it with revolu
tionary movements, they would sud
dev'Ir find thuiewves deprived of the
support of the iils of independent
voters."-New York - Berald, No
vember 25. -
And.there was terrible tumult in
the Norfh' and their mighty nien
were assembled for counsel, ahd great
and s 11nalsedt up a dreadfl clamor
unto High Hea:ven.
Then was- heard the voice of the
Kiug's herald proaim-ing, -Peace!
But from the far distance of an
hundfed y4ars-cate_ the god-like voice
of one who spoke in thjiderties,
The King's herald may cry "Peace!
Peace !" hut there is no peace. The
plot is already 'declared - The next
dispateh, thtshes from/-the South
will show judges in chains. Your
brethren are already in prison. Why
stand you there idle ? What wo.uld
you have ? In 'vain expectation of
that next election, which will never
come, will you wait1until your enemy
has bound you .hand and foot ? Is
life so dear or peace so greas.as to be
purchased. at the price of chains and
slavery ? Forbid it? Almiigh ty God'!
The John B. Dennis who was per.
mitted by Gen. Rugcr to give orders
to the Federal troops _s?ttoned at the
the Capitol in Colunmbia on Tuesday,
is an audacious swindler, whose chief
claim to notoriety rests upon his per
fortmances as Chairmxan ot a commnittee
appointed when Scott was Gov.ernor,
to purchase furniture for the Septh
Carolina House of Representatives.
The extravagance of the purchases
made by Dennis was so gret as to
excite .remark and lead to investiga
tion, and,.the. :consequence was that
although bills to the amount of $95,
000 were passed by the Legislature,
when the oriidal bills were hunted
up they amnoubted to only about $50,
000, so that there must have been a
clear larceay of about.$40.000 on this
job alone. Although. there were but
124 memnbers of the House, 200 fine
porcelain spittoons at $8 apiece werd
bought for their use, and it was proved
before arm investigating committee that
under the pretence of fitting up com
mittee i-ooms, the private lodgings of
nienibers in their boarding houses
were in many- instances furnished at
the expense of the State with Wilton
and Brussels carpets, mirrors, sofas,
and similar luxurious appointments.
[New York Sun.
EcLECTIC MAGAZINE - The Eclectic for
December makes its tribute to the interest
fel- in the recently closed Centennial Expo
sition, at Philadelphia, by presenting its
readers with an excellent portrait ot Gen.
Joseph R. Hawley, President of the Centen
nial Comission. The portrait 1s aecom
panied by a brief sketch of Gen. Hawley's
The literary contents of the number are
unusually various, there being no less than
seventeen articles, besides the four well
filled Editorial Deparnents. A mere list of
these articles will be sufficient to show their
value, interest and variety: "Automatism
aind Evolution," by Charles Elam, M.D.;
"Daniel Deronda;" "The Two Chancellors:
Prince Gortschakoff and Prince .Bismarck;"
"Astronomy in America," by Ri'chord A
Pr octor, B.A , F.R S., '"Primavera," by W.
W. toy;"Kafir Weddings and Kafir
Kas;by Ladyv Barker; "Charlotte Bronte:
A Monogr'aph ;'' "T be American Cen-enaxry,"
by Horace WVhite;.-5.'.hen the Sea was
Yo.ung;" "The Story of a Life;" "Fairy
Pays;" "The. Byways of Book making;"
"Isasm." by L Mason; "The Planet Saturn's
Dark Ring;" by Richard' A. Proctor, B A.,
F.R S5; "An American Co-operative Comn
mnuniry;" and "The Waiting Angel."
It will be seen that several of the articles
on the list arc peculiarly timely-the one on
"The Two Chancellors" throwing a flood of
light on the recent and current history of
Published by E. R. Peiton, 25 Bond Street,
New York. Terms, $5 per year; Single num
ber, 45 cents.
The January Number of "Peterson's Maga
zive," that paragon of the lady's books, is
out in advance, and is, we think, the most
superb we have ever seen. There are two
br.utiful steel e'ngravings, one of a little girl
and water-lilies: the other "']he Wanderer,"
illustrating a story by Frank Lee Benedict.
The mammoth colored fashion-plate is amtx
snally elegant; it is a picture as well as a
fashion-plate. In all, there are som~e thirty
fashion patterns in the number. But the
great feature is a magnificent colored pacttern
of a new kind of fancy work, "Ribbon Em
broidery," which every lady will be wild to
learn, and which is, besides, the most costly
embellishment ever seen in any magazine.
The stories are even 'oetter than osual. and no
lady's book has such writers as '"Pe-erson."
This magazine is cheaper than ever for 1877.
Single copies are two dollars a year, but five
cois r sent for $8.00, with an extra copy
I ,ha naprc.on entriner nn the club, or 61
.EWBERRY S. C.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 61 1876.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is In the highest respect a Fam
ilygWte., devoted to: tke. material in
ter t e,pMple 6f this Cbunty and the
State. It circulates.extensively. and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terins, see first page.
Tne Judges of the Supreme
Court of the State.
Chief Justice F. Je Moses, of Suni
ter, is a native of the State abd
good lawyer. He isthe fatheoffAEe
(Associfte Justice A. J. Wiilard is
a 'bative of 'eVw York.' He came to
Columbia after the war for the sake of
his tife'shealth; is a good laiyer.
but no politicfau, in the common
meaiing ofib*t word
AssoeiatE ' Justice J. J. Wright
came from Pennsy1vaniaafter the war.
He was a nienber -of the Constitu
tionarConvention of 1868, and was
afterwards Sneafor frow Beaufort
County. HeWis decidedly a black man;
lias* ailerably fait; education. 6ut is
not credited with aluch legal ability.
All tree judges are Republicans;
but, in the name of cownion sense,
wai fas that got to dd with their
disiliens Is it c6me to this, that '
judis to-e raised ftr eeiding ae
cordipto h4? Vedo not like to sbe
this., It indicates a luw st;ite of public
opiAoN, and tends to. bring it still
lower. Public offieers will conieto think
iftera ehile tihat their iniegirity is
not pruperly appreciated unless they
recein sonie pu5 ic a'pT6baiion. Be
sides the dangde of lowering the
standard of offie'ial in'tegrit there is
anjother; it gets the adulators into
very embarrassing predicaments some1
times ; then they would like to take
badh their praises if they could.'Silent
adawiration is undoubtedly the ibes',
and must prudent course:
The Wnd:tmEduceation Needed.'
Some of our--agrietdteural journals
are insisting upod -a more practical
feature in our schools and colleges.
They say truthfully that young men
are trained and pfparrrv;y
fession in life except that of farming.
There are, in some parts of the coun
try, schools of agriculture, such as the
Cornell University of New York ; but
in thisa State-there is nothing ef-te'
kind' that deserves the naue. The
C1aiuxUniversity a.Orarngeburg pre.
tenda&to- be such an institution; but it
i:enly -a pretence. The most it does
is to furnish comfortable berth and
State panysto a erowd of ex-reverends
and literary backs from -tbe North,
who belong to the greM carpet-bag
faternity, aid must hrave some sort of
No doubt a man.would make a more
succesful farmer ifi he had a theoret
ical- knowledge of the profession to
begin with. Especially is this'the ease
now, when evei-ybody is circumseribing
his farmg and introducing more system
into his farming operations. The ob
ject is not to cultivate as large an area
as possible. but to bake the greatest
possible yield off a-small area. And
for this some scientific as well as'prac
tical knowledge is needed. In the
absence of agricultural schools, young
farmers can learn a great deal from
the study of practical chemistry and
There is an imnoigration agency es
tablished at Gaffney City, Spartaiiburg
County, on the Air Line Rail Road,
and a large semii-monthly .paper pub
lished there for the purpose of dissem
iating knowledge in regard to the
great Piedmont bat of the State, and
to induce persons from a' distance to
~come and settle there. .An Imigra
tion Aid Society has been formed., at
Welford, another point on the Rail
road, in the same County. The upper.
Counties are being filled up rapidly by
people from abroad, who arc not poli
ticians, but working me~n. They, al
most without exception, unite with
the native whites and vote with them.
It is estimated that not less tbyan two
thousand immig~rants in this State
voted at the last election for Tilden
Brick Pomneroy takes to the war
path, and says:
"We did not advocate the election
of Mr Tilden, but before the bayotret
shall keep him from entering upon
the duties of theaoffice to which we
believe he has beeni elected. we are
ready to close our office, lay dowvn the
pen. take up our rifle and go direct to
IWasi'onn or-nny pot of danger he
It was s:id-of Golds-ith that he
wrote like an angel and talkd like a
parrot. Of U3hamberlain it way be
said, he talks.ike a patriot and acts
like a villiln; This is the way he
spoke btfore Yale College, June 3u.
.Whatever-the onstitution em
powers the national government to do,
let it be done. Whateser the ons-ti
tutio does not eMpower the national
government to do, let it not be done.
the eapires or depotisms .of Europe,
has -no apli4atiow here. Our- national
.gerKu&W ur,ci&E executive,. have
limited powers. We have not under
taken here in America to imitate the
xottvenieot simplicity, of despotism.
We have developed. an elaborate con
trivance of central and local powers,
with checks and balances*for each.
"If, then, local disorders arise in any
part of our country, what is the reme
dy ?. Is it by exercising doubtful
powers or finding new powers for our
national government ? No, but by
keeping the line between the natitnd
powers and state powers clear, deter
mined, impassable, and remitting tern
porary evils which are beyond the
reach of tke just powers of the national
goveronent. to the slow but sure in
fluences whiob governments do not of
themselves impatif or control.
1%Hav6-We:no' faith in our systew ?
Shall we abandon it, shall we pluck off
the gorgeous coronet of our Republic,
glittering -with its thirty-seven sepa
rate pricelesm jewels, and trample it
ihfier our feet, because five men or
two men intrude themselves without
right into the legislative halls of -a
The Baptist State Convention.
This body, having been in session
several days at Sociatv Hill, Dar*lig
ton County, adjourned November'25th.
On ithe last day a Centennial meethig
was held for the puriiose of encourg
in -the endowment of t;he Theolngital
Soiimiry at Greenville. There are
seventy five Baptist ministers in the
State who ha've been educated- at this
Seminary. Dr. Broadus, in referring
o the growth of the denomination,
said* that their number ib 1776 was
2,500; in 1876 it :is 1,750.000.
Speaking of the neglect of education,
he said that only 300 young men ini
the' whole State are pursuing a college
course. Furman University is now
open. free of tuition; yet, out of 65,
000 white Baptists i the State -atly
6students are now in attendane
.The whole country is complaining
ofstagnation in business. The worst
effects have probably not yet been felt;
election we have,.been living off the re
soreer accumulated months ago, but
are; laying up very little now for the
months: to -come. It will -be some
time yet before matters return .to their
ormal condition. Most people are
absorbed in politics to the prejudice
of their business. It would be well
for us to turn our attention from this
distracting subject and devote our
selves, heart and hand, to the redemp
tion of the time that has been lost
Who shall be President ? is- not half
so important a. question as what
shall we eat -and wherewithal shall we
be clothed I
A clergyman's Tribute.
We do.not think it a good plan to
mix up politics and the gospel. It is
very unusual here, though frequently
done at the North ; niot in a partisan
way but just in the same way that
some of cur preachers preach about
teperance.and thie ladies' dresses.
Rev. D eWitt Talmage, of New York,
in a sermou a week ago, thus speaks
o2 onr State affairs : - The political
paty in South Carolina, rejected by
the party opposing, inst6ead of trying
to raise up strife, call upon their con
stituents to leave the matter to the
hih tribunals of the State and nation.
[Applause.] I know of. no nmore ad
mirable document than that of Wade
Tim Hurley, County Treasurer of
Charleston, who formerly held the
fice of buffoon in the House of Rep
resentatives, has been ~striking for a
little cheap popularity. He says if
the Republicans count in the Electors
by fraud he will refuse to serve. What
is his idea of fraud ? He knows his
refusal to serve would amount to just
nothing at all; for the other Electors
are' authorized to fill vacancies- If he
mnent anything, he would say that if
they are fraudulently counted in his
vote would be given to Tilden. Yet,
some men are calling Tim a wonder
fully fair-minded man since his recent
deaation. Popularity is too cheap;
the demand will soon exhaust the sup
ply. _ _ __ _ _
The press and people of the whole
country have bestowed the most libs
ral and gratifying commiendations upon
en. Hampton for his dignified and
honorable bearing during and since his
camaig- It. is d nepincipally to his
Tuesday, Nov. 28th-The Senate
met at -12.M., 18-AeOuablicans were
present and 12 Dem"ocrats. The three
remaining Democratic Senators, from
the counties of Abbeville, Edgefield
and Laurens. were not admitted to
their seats. Swails, colored, Senator
from Williamsburg was chosen Presi
dent pro tempore; J. Woodruff, Clerk;
R..A. 8issou, Reading.Clerk; and J.
E. Green, Sergeant-at-Arms.
TH HOusE- 4 Democrgtie and 59
Republican retnbera -presented. them
selves at the Hall of Representatives at
the proper hour. Thee ro'ii
Edgefield and Laurens, not having cer.
tificates from the Board of Cinvassers,
were denied seats. The 64 Democrats
therkipdn Wi'th'drew. 'leavin the -59
Republiean; in the Hall. The House
is composed of 124 'members; it re
quireVi O 'jarity, toc tit;ute a
quorum. The Repubheans, therefore,
had not a quorum. Nevertheless,
they organized, and elected E. W. M.
Mackey,of Charleston, Speaker. Ham
ilton (coPd Repub), from Beatfort,
denied the right of the House to or
ganize with less than 63 members.
Mackey claimed that only 116 mem
ber- had been elected. of which num
ber 59 is a quorum. Nothing of con
sequence was done.
- The 64 Democrats, with two Repub
licans, met at Carolina Hall and or
ganized. W., H. Wallace, of Union,
was elected Speaker.
Wedneday, Nov. 29th-The Senate
adopted joint resolution of the bogus
House to canvass the votes of Gover.
nar and Lieutenant-Governor Friday,
Dec. 1st, the Denocrats and Cochran,
of Anderson, voting against it. Sena
tor Meetze, of Lexiigton, presented a
coinmunication from the -Democratic
House, notifying the' Senate of its
organization; -tled out of order.
Swails presented a protest frow Y. J. P.
Owens against the seating of R. P.
Todd as Senator from Laurens; refer.
red to committee. Cochran moved that
a.coinmittee of two from each side be
appointed to consider whether the
Rad ical House had a legal quotrum ;
motion was lost.- A protest was pre
sentecd by the Democratic Senators
agailst reoownizing the Radical House.
Senate then adjourned to Friday, Dec.
HOUSE.-Radiaal House met with
only 58-not a-quorum, even accord
ing to their views. Sergeant-at-Arms
waus senit out to brine: in Hamilton
He was brought in at 3 P. M., and
ganization. To remedy the difficulty
about a quorum, a motion was passed
to admit the defeated Radical candi
dates from Barnwell; vote 45 to 14.
Then adjourned to Thursday, Nov.
The. Deniocratio Rouse held secret
session in Carolina Hall.
.Thursday, *Nov. 3tht.-At -10
oclock, A. M.,' zhe 64 Democratic
members marched to the State House
by fours, and entered the Hall of Re
presentatives without opposition.
Speaker Wallace took the Chair. Im
mediately afterward Mackey entered,
and walking up to the Speaker's stand,
rdered WaJlace to vacate the seat.
This be declined to do; A boisterous
ecene then ensued, during which My
rs, (Rep.,) of Beaufort, made a speech
for Hlampton. and Thomas and others
~or Chamberlain, both Speakers offi
~iating .at the samue time. In the
vening G-en. Ruger notified Speaker
rVllace that unless those who did not
old certificates of election from the
soard of Carivassers should vacate
beir seats by 12 o'clock next day. s
'riday, he would eject them with U. s
i soldiers. Both parties remain~ed in I
be Hall all night. Just at midnight I
.ch party went through the form of C
ajourning for Thursday, immediately C
Lsuming the session for Friday
Friday, Dec. Ist.-Both -the Radi- C
di and Democratic Houses remained I
i session all day and night. *A great s
muuy speeches were made, but no p
hsiiiess was transacted. Hamilton t
ade another manly appeal to his Re- o
pbl icat friends, coudemning in strong a
t-ms the seating of the Radical can- h
dates from Barnwell. Mr- Aldrich, t<
(em.) from Barnwell, proposed a t
enmittee of conference, to consist of d
tiee memibers from each side in the ti
Ijuse, and likewise in the Senate,
fthe purpose of adjusting all diffi
eties. The Radicals refused. G-en.
Rher's threat, of the day previous,.to a
ejt the members from Edgefield and
iarens, at 12 o'clock, was not carried I
ou 2 P. M., the time appointed by
thRadicals for canvassing the votes
fo}overnor, having arrived, the mat
tevas postponed for 2 P. M., Satur-t
da the 2d. (
~tarday, Dec. 2d.-The position v
of airs remained about the same as
thsay before. During the day Ham-,
iltt and Myers, colored Republicans jIii
f 3aufort, were sworn in as mem- pe
beif thw Democratic House. Thef mU
the votes for Governor was again post
poned-this 'time for Monday, tht
The Senate met and agreed to the
concurrent resolution of the bogus
House to.postp ine the canvass of the
votes for Governor The Democratic
Senators entered on the journa!s their
protest against the canvass of votes
for Governor by the Senate and the
.bogus House. Then adjourned to 12
Monday, Dec. 4th.:-Bofh the Radi
cal and Den.ocratic Houses remaincd
in the Hall all day Suuduy and Mon
day till 12 o'clock. Moiday just be
fore 12 o'clock Mr. Orr moved to ad
journ, with a view of resuming the
sessioo, when Speaker Wallace 'rose
and made the following speech:
Gentlemen of the House tf Representa
I have just been officially informed
that there are in readiness npwards of
100 armed men who are about to enter
the hall for the purpose of ejecting cer
tain members upon this floor. The
members to wbom it is intended that
the force shall be applied have been
recognized by this House as members,
and we dispute the authority of the
State government to eject from this
floor any member of this House upon
the ground that he is not a legal mem
ber of the House of Representatives of
the State of South Carolina. We insist
that this House is the only competent
authority to pass upon the qualifications
and election returns of its own mem
bers. The force to which I have alluded
is acting directly under the authority of
Governor Chamberlain and under his
commission. The chair is given dis
tinctly to understand that if that force is
resistedb y the mcmbers of this House,
the military forcc of the United States
will be invoked to its assistance ;.tbat
that assistance will be rendered not for
the purpose of npholding another body
claiming to he the House of Represen
tatives of SouthCarolina, but upon the
ground that tht~ force is under the Gov
ernor, and that the action of the mili
tary is iii support of the Executive au
thority of the State. With a view of
prer entino a collision upon this floor in
Which lives may be lost and blood shed,
with a view of preserving the public
peace with a view of submitting to
proper and legal arbitrament all the
rights we claim on this floor, the Chair
is of the opinion that this House should
withdraw from this hall. While we as
sert onr rights as the legal House of
Representatives of South Carolina, while
we dispute any authority under the sun
to decide for us who have rights upon
this floor, but solely for the purpose of
preserving the .peace and preventing
bloodshed and of conforming our con
dluct to the public teachings of the po
litical leaders of the State, ?am of opin
ion that this House should withdraw
to another hall. It is not essential to
the legality of the House of Represen
tatives that it should sit in this hall.
The constitution requires that the Gen
eral Assembly should meet in the city
of Columbia, and with a view of giving
emphasis to the reasons for our with
drawal, I desire to repeat that while we
claim and insist upon all our legal
a-- --P of keeping the
peace and preventing violence and of
preventing bloodshed, we will repair to
another ball and exercise the proper
fanctions that appertain to this body.
I may as wvell state that the only legal
House that can exist irr South Carolina
is a body consisting of sixty-three mneu
bers. That constitutes a quorum of that
body under the constitution, the mem
bership of that body being fixed at 124;
the constitution also providing that a
majority of tbose miembers is alone
competent to do business.
I, therefore. gentlemen, upon the
rrounids ststed. and for the reasons
~iven, while iusisting that we are the
2nly constitutional House of Repre
;eutatives in South Carolina, that for
the purpose of preventing bloodshed,
[ recommzend thatt we do adjourn to
mother hall in this city.
The. Democrats then .withdrew to
Caroliua Blall, with 60 members hay
ng certificates from the Board of
lauvassers. There .was no canvass of
~he votes for Governor.
Dec. 4th.-Randall, of Pennsylvania,
vas chosen Speaker of the House.
Jommittees were sent to look into af
airs in South Carolin'a, Louisiana and
'loridla. Committee to this State con
ists of Sayior, of Ohio; A bbott, of Mas
a(hu1setts; Stenger, of P:nnsylvania;
aden, of Illinois; Jones, of Kentucky ;
'hillips, of Missouri; Banks, of Massa
hasetts; Lawrence, of Ohio; Laphami,
f New York.
Rev. (?) W iL ThomOas, Chairman
f the Committee on Privileges and
:lections in the bogus House of Repre
enitatives. who has done most of the
raying~ for the House and 'muc,h of
ec speaking. a knmown by the people
f Newbterry to be a debased profligate
odi debauchee. In appointing himo
ead of the most important commit
te. anid in askting his intercessions in
2eir behalf, the bogus House has had
ae regard to i 2 "eternal fitness of
li gs '
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hi g made a final settlienierit on the
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LATEST FROM COLU11IA!
Tr-y.siAY, 1 P. I.-Two mr
Rcpublicans c.)me over to the lcm
cr.atile zjfuFe t-.-d.v-iow 62-on
more will njake a quorum
Gen. Wade Hampton is 58 years C
Louisiana and Flurida-Nothi:i
Chimberlain has a guard of IT.
soldiers around his house for "protec
A tire broke out in New Orlean
Dec. 1st., by which 89 houses wer
64,500 acres of for&eited laud ar
offered for sale in Georgetowu County
In the United States Senate, comn
posed of 76 members, the Republicai
.have a majority of 15.
The True Southron, of Suriter
nrges Democrats to keep their nare
off radical official bo-lids.
The L.piz,h;ture of Illimc.;is is cum
pt.sed> 101 Republicais, 98 Dewc
cra:ts and 5 ludtependeuts.
Mr. Peter S. Smith, bruther u
Rev. Dr. Whitefoord Smith, died a
Spartanburg November 27th..
A white man nau.ed P1arris wa
killed by a negro the iight of the 25t
ult., at Spartauburg, with a billet o:
The Spartaniburg Jury- Commi::
sion-er has disappeared. wid no jur,
has been drawn for the Ceart appoint
ed for next week in that Cbunty.
Frank Lelie's Illustrated- Wcek
Dec. 9th. contains a fine pnrtr.:it o
Hampton, with a short sketch ;of hi
life and a tribute to his noble chrae
All the prisoners confLued in T:ex
ington jail. six in number, to1k le
bail last Thursday night. One o
them had been confined oij a charg
Ex-Senator Owens, of Laurens Co.
was robbed a week ago of $1,000 b3
his negro servant. The thief wa
caught, and $t600 recovered, toge:the
with $200 worth of fancy clothing.
The poet Bryant, Editor of th.
New York Evening Post, and a lead
inig Repubicau, has come out in
strong editorial condemning the in,
terference of the Federal authoritie
in this State.
Walter R. Jones. Private Secretars
to Gov. Chamberlain, died Nov. 30thb
his disease was consumption. He
was one of the editors of the Union.
Herald, and had been recently elected
Judge of Probate for Rich land.
Among the many newspaper report
era in Columbia is one for the Londor
Times. Wonder what he thinks of:
this glorious Republican govern ment
No doubt he thinks it would be zncre
pleasant to be ruled by a woman than
by a military despo-provided the
woman is a queen, and not one's bet.
Wesley Williams. who was sen
tenced to the Penitentiary for t'ta
years at the Jauary term of Court at
AbbeviHle, escaped from the guard
while at work the 17th of Noveomber.
A bout a week ago he went back to
the Penitentiary and requested to b.
allowed to finish out his tterm. lie
The 22d joint rule of Congress,
about which there has been so much
discuss.ion. provides that the two
Houses of Cougress shall meet togeth
er and the votes for President and
Vice President shall be counted in
their presence. Near the close of the
hist se.,on the S:mnte roseind:d th'.
22d rule. The Renublicans nowchn
that the President of the S.:nte has
te sole right to' count-he votes and
declare the el:ction). andl( that the
louse has no authority to tak.! p:rt
in the procee'dings. nor to question
any e. lectora'l vo te. -The emrt
:laimi that the 22d rule is still in
orce; having been passed. by both
Ilouses jointly, it caunot be. repealed
y either alone.
Fight with the Indians.
Col. Mackensie, -4th Cavalry, at
:aeked a camp of Sioux Indiaus on
Powder River. N'v. 25th, kiiling 25
varriors and destroying all the wiurerr
iupplies of the rest.
On November 26th, 1876. by Rev M. M,
Nyd, Mr. Joaxr '. HIIFP and Miss ELrzA
ETF'H C. SCHUEFERT; all of Newberry Co.,
On the 21st n1t., at the residee of t:me
ride's mother, by Rev. WV. P. Jacobs, W 11.
'AEow and Miss CHARLOTTE~ JEAN'E, all
DIED, on Saturdiaf, the 2nd of I).c., 1S76,~
f Croup, EULALI1, youngest dauent:er o:
hos. F. and C6rtie G. GRss tixx, aged one
ear and seven months.
Another gorden1 link is broken and Death
as claimed for his victim the brighme-t jew
, the idol of the household. We would be
most tempted to say that God was realJy
nust in taking this dear little one if it were,
t that the Bible teaches us that .d! He does
for some trood and wise purp~se. Etila;
as a sweet childI; ton tender and bea-.tiiful
die, yet G.d thought she was too pure to
ay on earth, and so took her to Himseif to
re in a fairer clime thani this. 8ne was one:
'the- brightest and most affectionate ebili
t.n I have ever seen. Hog- we will all miss I
r pattering little sn~ps and INping VOice!