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Governor Hampton's First
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, S. C., April 26, 1877.
Gentlemen of the Senate and Rouse
it is proper that I should, before
entering into a discussion of the grave
questions which will come before you,
give the reasons that impelled me to
call the General Assembly together at
a time so unusual and inconvenient
to its members. I recognize and ap
preciate fully the great personal sacri
flee demanded of the members by the
caTUwhich brings them here; but the
critical condition of. public affairs and
the welfare of the State made it im
perative that I should invoke the aid
of the legislative branch of the govern
ment to assist in the great work of
reform before us, and I felt confident
that the patriotism of those comprising
this braneh of the State government
would inspire them to meet cheerfully
all sacrifices required for the interests
of the State. Yvur presence proves
that I have not been disappointed in
this hope; and I cherish the addition
al hope that you will forget the ani
mosities engendered by political strife,
rise superior to the petty consideration
of partisanship, and devoting your
selves with patriotic zeal to the service
of your State, that you will strive
earnestly to restore its lost prosperity,
to revive its wasted industries, to re
form all abuses in its government, and
to promote peace, harmony, good-will
and justice among all classes and par
ties. To the accomplishment of these
noble aims I pledge my constant, un
wearied and earnest efforts; and in
this patriotic work I invoke your aid,
gentlemen of the Senate and House of
Representatives, not alone as members
of the Legislature, but as patriots and
The anomalous condition of .affairs
during the past few months, while it
has entailed the necessity of convening
the General Assembly, has precluded
me from laying before this body such
full and accurate information as is de
sirable, or making precise and definite
recommendations on particular meas
ures which will demand your atten
tion. Circumstances with which you
are all familiar have prevented my
acceas to the books and records of the
various departments of the State gov
enent, and hence I can neithei
speak authoritatively of the exaci
financial condition of the State, noi
make such particular suggestion as
under the ordinary condition of pub.
lie matters, it would have been miy
pleasure, no less than my duty, t(
have done.' At present I can, there
fore, only call your attention in gen
eral terms to a few subjects which re
quire immediate action on your part
and I must ask for your indulgence i:
I am unable to do more than to id
eate the broad and comprehensiv<
principles which, in my judgment
can give peace, stability and gooc
wyisdom and patriotism of the Genera
Assembly is committed the grave du'
ty of bringing back to our peoph
these inestimable blessings. Th<
merit of success will belong to yot
gentlemen, if you succeed ; and t<
you will the responsibility attach r
the hopes of your constituents are dis
The first, as it is the most imipor'
tant, subject to which your attentiot
is invited, is that of the financial con
dition of the State. It is needless
for me to say that this condition is
deplorable, for it is shown by an emip
ty treasury and a ruined credit ; by
stagnation in commercial circles and
depression in agricultural enterprises;
by public and personal poverty as
widespread as lamentable.
All effasts to bring about a bettei
state of affairs will prove unavailin
until the finances of the State are put
in a healthy condition and the credit
of the State established on the sound
and honorable footing they once oscu
pied. But in the meantime there is
an imperative necessity that the im
mediate needs of the State should be
prorided for; and in doing this the
burden of taxation should be made as
light as possible, for the resources of
cur people are well nigh exhausted,
and the season of the year at which
the taxes will be called for is most un
fortunate. While it is the province
of the House of Representatives to fix
the amount of taxes requisite to meet
the demands of the State, a'nd the
time and mode of their collection, I
venture to offer some suggestions on
these points for the consideration of
the Legislature. It is due alike to
the honor and the credit as well as to
its future prosperity, that there should
be no question nor doubt as to our
determination to meet every honest
obligation of the State fairly and
faithfully ; but it is equally our duty
to ascertain what are its honest liabil
ities. The suspicions which attach
to a portion of the outstanding obli
gations of the State, and which, to a
greater or less extent, affect the value
of all, render it imperative that these
obligstions, whether funded or not,
should be strictly scrutinized with a
view of ascertaining which are valid
and which are not. There should be
a condition precedent to the payment
of interest on any of the outstanding
obligations of the State, whether in
the shape of bonds or otherwise, and
also to the further funding of any of
the State indebtedness into the con
solidated bonds authorized to be is
sued under the act of 1873, to reduce
the volume of the public debt.
In order to effect this object in a
mode satisfactory and equitable, alike
to the State and to the public credit,
I respectfully suggest the appointment
ofa commission, to consist of one
member from each House of the Legis
lature. the CoinDtroller-C-eneral and
the State shall be made ; and who
shall be empowered to require a regis
tration before them, or before such
officers as may be designated, of the
consolidated bonds of the State. Ob
ligations, the validity of which shall
be thus ascertained, shall be certified
in such form as the commission or the
Legislature may prescribe, and the
coupons on such bonds alone shall be
receivable for taxes. The commission
should also be charged with the duty
of reporting to the General Assembly
at its next regular session the precise
character of all obligations of doubtful
validity, or clearly fraudulent, with
the specific facts or testimony upon
which their conclusions are based. As
all the records and books showing the
amount of consolidated bonds now
outstanding, with the nature of the
securities on which they were issued,
have been withheld by the late officials,
I am unable to state, with any degree
of accuracy, what portion of the public
debt has been converted into cou
solidated bonds and what portion re
maius to be funded. But from the
best sources of information before me,
I estimate the amount yet to be funded
as about three million dollars; which,
at the rate established for funding,
will require the issue of $1,500,000 of
Under the act of 1873, these bonds
bear date of January 1, 1874, and the
annual tax provided by the act for the
payment of interest on the entire con
solidated debt has been regularly
levied every year, and the amount
unexpended for interest should be in
the treasury to meet the past due
coupons of these- bonds, as soon as
issued. I have no reason, however,
to believe that there is any such un
expended balance available for this
purp:se, and if the conversion of the
debt into consolidated bonds continues
as provided by the existing act, it will
be necessary to provide by legislation
for these arrears of interest. I sug
gest for your consideration the pro
priety of funding these arrears up to
the time of conversion, in new bonds,
payable at such time, and under such
conditions as in your judgment shlall
be equitable to the State and to its
I cannot too earnestly urge upon
you the necessity of reducing the ex
penses of every department of the
government to the most economical
scale consistent with the dignity and
security of the State. You will find
many. offices which are not only ex
pensive but useless; and others, which,
while necessary, can be well filled for
compensation much less than is now
paid. It is, I am sure, only necessary
to invite your attention to this subject
to secure your wise and cordial co
operation in lightening the burthens
which have so greatly oppressed the
energy and industry of our people.
But after the most rigid reduction.
the expenses of government, funds for
the common schools, and to meet the
interest on the public debt, must be
provided, and this can only be done
perty of the citizens. It is one of our
ravest difficulties that we have come
into control of the government after
the period at which taxes can most
easily be paid. Ours is essentially an
agricultural community ; our products
are harvested in the latter part of the
year and sold in the earlier ; an the
rule which has always obtained of call
ing~ for the taxes in January and Feb.
ruary had its origin not in the arbi
trary will of the Legislature, but was
the natural outgrowth of an industrial
system. The late political struggle
has been protracted until the proceeds
of the past year's crop have been ex
hausted, and the present crop is not
suficiently advanced to enable the
farmer to realize anything upon it.
Ery available dollar of cash or of
credit, in the control of the farmer, is
already applied to the growing crop,
and the levy of a tax payable at an
early day would seriously embarrass
not only the agricultural but every
other interest of the State. The money
is not in the country ; it could only
be raised from loans to the farmers by
bankers or merchants; and it is ques
tionable if it could be raised even in
this way. It is, therefore, incumbent
on you, while reducing the tax to its
minimum, to arrange for its collection
at such times and in such manner as
will lighten the burthens of the people
as much as possible. A portion of
the tax absolutely necessary should be
called for in June, and the residue,
which should be the larger portion, in
October, when the proceeds of a part
at least of the crop will be available
for the payment of taxes.
By the resolutions of the House of
Representatives, adopted at the last
session, I was authorized to call for a
contribution not exceeding twenty-five
per cent. of the amount of the taxes
levied last year. Under this authori
ty a call for a voluntary contribution
of one.tenth of the amount of the last
tax was issued, and was responded to
with an alacrity and a patriotic zeal
most honor-able to our people.
As an evidence of their confidence
in my administration, this response
was as gratifying as it was unprece
With a view to the proper care and
disbursement of this fund, I directed
that all amounts collected should be
placed in the hands of Gen. Johnson
Hagood, requesting him to serve as
Acting Comptroller General and Treas
urer; and no appropriation has been
made except upon his check, counter
signed by myself. His devotion to
this work, his activity and his great
financial ability, have proved of incal
culable assistance to me.
The net receipts from this contri
bution and from office fees amounted
to $135,839.48; and the disburse
ments, as will appear by the books of
IGen. Hagord's office, on aceount of
the educaLlonal, penal and charitable
in the treasury at that time -25,
O20.37; but what portion of this
amount is now on hand I am not
aware. The use of these funds has
been enjoined by the courts, and the
officials in whose charge they are will
account to the Legislature for them.
In addition to the funds named,
the phosphate royalty should yield
from thirty to forty thousand dollars ;
and there will then be quite a large
amount at the command of the Legis
lature ; sufficient, I hope, to meet the
demands of the State until a portion
of the taxes is collected.
While on the subject of the finan
ces, I beg to call your notice to the
bills of the Bank of the State; for
this question presents a difficult prub
lem. There is a widespread belief
that a considerable amount of these
bills will be found missing from the
treasury, having been re-issued in
place of being canceled or destroyed.
It is well, therefore, at this juncture,
to consider whether or not these bills
sbould be receivable in payment of
taxes. Before receiving them for the
taxes, the most rigid examination
should be had, with a view of ascer
taining the amount for which the
State is clearly liable. and what por
tion is tainted with fraud, in order
that suitable provision may be made
at the next session of the Legislature
for the redemption of the former and
for the protection of the State against
The penal, charitable and educa
tional institutions of the State demand,
and doubtless will receive, your care
ful consideration and your fostering
care. Every dictate of enlightened
humanity, every precept of sound
policy, require that these institutions
should be well regulated, properly sup
ported and ably managed; but this
should be done with a strict regard to
economy. They should be made self
supporting as far as possible; and I
trust that some system may be devised
by th; Legislature which, while placing
the public institutions of the State on
a secure basis, will relieve the people
of a large portion of the heavy ex
pense their maintenance now demands.
With proper legislation, the labor of
the convicts in the penitentiary could
be made profitable, and I ask your at
tention to this subject. The manage
meet of this institution, under the
present Superintendent, seems to me
to be judicious ; and he can, without
doubt, give such valuable information
as would tend to work out much
The charitable institutions will like
wise, I hope, receive at your hands
the attention to which they are en
titl2d. Reforms looking to a reduc
tioni of the expenses of supporting
these charities can be made without
impairing their usefulness, and with
out forgetting the claims that the un
fortunate inmates of these in.stitutions
have upon the ebarity of the State.
In reference to the lunatic asylum,
I recommend the election or appoint
of citizens of this county, the members
of which are not to receive any com
pensation for their services. Motives
of humanity will prompt worthy and
competent men to undertake this
praiseworthy duty, and they will find
an ample reward in its discharge. The
expenses of this institution, as of the
penitentiary, have been materially re
duced within the last few months; and,
in accomplishing this end, the: Super
in'edent has given me his ready and
efficient assistance. The two other
ebantable institutions whieh have
been supported since Pecember by the
funds placed in my hands are the
Institute for the IDeaf and Dumb and
the Orphan Home for colored children.
As the latter is a State charity, I felt
it to be my duty to supply its wants
until suitable provision could be wade
for it by the Legislature; but I re
gard the outlay for its maintenance as
unnecessarily large. It should be re
organized so as to uiake it conform to
the straitened condition of our finan
es, as far as this can be done without
defeating the objects of its creation,
which in themselves are praiseworthy.
Of the condition of the University
I am unable to speak advisedly, as no
communication from the authorities of
that institution and no call for assist
ane has been received by myself un
til within the last few days, when the
Chairman of the Faculty handed me
his report, which I herewith transm it.
While I fully recognize the importance
of keeping up this institution, I am
forced to the conclusion that the bene
fits it bestows, under the present
system, are not commensurate with
thi expense it entails. To bring it up
to a proper standard, it must undergo
a complete reorganization, and I ear
nestly ask your attention to this sub
ject of vital consequence. Such ac
tion can be taken at present as may be
necessary to meet the immediate wants
of the University ; and subsequent
legislation, can, after mature delibera
tion, place the institution on the high
ground it once occupied.
Akin to this subject is that of free
schools, and I earnestly ask that you
will use every effort to establish such
a system as will place the means of
education within the reach of all
classes in the State. The present
system, as it has been administered,
is a mere mockery, under which the
children have been imperfectly taught.
The teachers have been swindled out
of their pay, and the money of the
people has been squandered. There
have been honorable exceptions to
this rule, but they are rare. I have
now before me a "teacher's pay cer
tificate" to which the board of school
trustees, consisting of three members,
have each affixed his "cross-mark" as
his signature. As this paper is a
striking illustration of the new system
of public education inaugurated in
the State, and is, besides, a literary
curiosity well worth pm-esetvmng, it is
wents of our whole people*: but such
legislation can be had as will secure
to the teachers fair compensation for
services already rendered, and will
carry on public instruction until the _
next regular session. We are bound
alike by every consideration of true
statesmanship and of good faith to
keep up in the State such a system of
free schools as will place within the
reach of every child-the poorest as
well as the richest, black as well as
white-the means of aequiricg an
honest au-d honorable education ; and
to this cud I shall most cordially sec
ond any efforts on the part of the
Legislature. I shall look with confi.
dent hope to your aid in carrying out
the reforms and fulfilling the pledges
to which we are solemnly committed.
A great work-the greatest to which
a patriotic people can be called-is
before us, and a heavy responsibility
rests upon us. We have to create
avew a State which can of right de
wand and take the proud and honora
ble position she once held in the great z
sisterhood of this great republic. We r
have to restore her credit; to bring I
back her good name; to develop her 1
boundless resources ; to heal her
wounds; to secure equal and exact 1
justice to all her children; to establish I
and maintain the supremacy of the
law; to diffuse the blessings of edu
cation ; and to strive to bind all classes I
of both races in the bonds of peace,
fraternity and piety. I trust that we z
shall all devote ourselves to the attain
ment of these high aims, and I pray
God may in His wisdom and His 1
mercy speedily crown our efforts with
success. WADE HAMPTON,
A Thriving Town-Her Schools, etc.
This is the name of a town on the
Greenville & Columbia R. R., about
40 miles above Columbia. It is sur
rounded by one of the most prosperous
sections in the State. South of it the
piney woods set in, within a few miles,
and this region which was once regard
ed as valuable only for lumber is now
filling up with small but thrifty firmers,
who live at home, producing almost
everything that they consume, and are ]
consequently comparatively indepen
dent of panics and the money crises
which affect the commercial world so
seriously. They bring their surplus
prod acts, eggs, chickens, butter, peas,
goobers, potatoes. corn, oats, wheat,
mutton. beef, shingles and cotton, &c.,
all to Prosperity, and the consequence
is that a place which was only a few
years ago called Frog Level, is now a
thriving town of five or six hundred
inhabitants. There are two churches,
two or three hotels, a dozen or more
stores, besides several shops of various
kinds, and all prospering apparently.
The Lutheran church stands in the
heart of the town, and is served at
present by Rev. Mr. Bedenbaugh, late
of Columbia. The Associate Reformed
church (Prosperity) which stands just
on the edge of the town, and which
ave the name to the place, we suppose,
has for its pastor Rev. J. C. Boyd, who
wit tw ote urcs or nerly
twenty years. The church is at present
.in a more flourishing condition than at
any previous period in its history, cer
tainly more prosperous than it has been
for many years.
We spent last Saturday and Sabbath
with the pastor of Prosperity church
and his good people. and assisted the
brother at a conimunion meetmng-the
pastors in the Second Presbytery call it
assisting. It might be a question whether
it is proper to call a man an assistant
when he does all the work! The meeting
was a delightful one-pleasant weather,
good congregaitions, three accessions to
the chnrch, and, so far as we could
judge, an earnest appreciation of the
ordinances of God's house, and the best
of feeling among the members them
selves, and between them and other
chuches. The people of Prosperity
church are mixed up with other denomi
nations, and especially with the Luth
erans, and to the credit of both the pas
tor and his flock, be it said, they are on
good terms with all around them.
There are no jealousies, no bickerings,
no backbitings. It is pleasant. (See
The Benevolent Society had its regu
lar quarterly meeting on Saturday, and
we were pleased to learn that they are
doing a good work, paying the Synodi
cal assessments of the Synod for the
chureh promptly and fully. By invita
tion we endeavored to stir up their pure
minds to a little talk. Rev. E. P. Mc
Clintock being present also addressed
them in words of encouragement.
Prosperity can boast of two excellent
academies. One of them is presided
over by Mr. J. B. Latbam, a graduate
of Erskine College. He has a full
school, and is doing a good work. He
is a popular and successful teacher, and
deserves the large patronage that he
The other academy is presided over
by Mrs. Jane Long, a pupil of former
days in the Due WVest Female College.
By invitation we visited her school1
Monday morning and spent a pleasant
hour in hearing her classes in Music,
Arithmetic. Grammar, &c., and take
pleasure in testifying to their proficiency
in all these branches. We had no time
to ear them in other departments. Mrs.
L. is in thorough symp)athy with her
work, and has all the elements of a first ]
rate teacher. Were not surprised to
find that she has a large school, and is
highly spoken of by her patrons. We I
will look for some of her pupils in our
College in a year or two.
The people of the town of Prosperity
and the surrounding country made an
earnest effort to secure Newberry Col
loge in their midlst, at the time of the
relocating of that Institution lately.
Their subscription was very liberal
$15,000. Nowv they are speaking of
starting a Female College. The spirit
of education is abroad among them,
and they are determined to do more in
this line than they have hitherto done.
If they start the Female College it is
expected that it will be under the con
trol of the Lutheran Synod of South1
2arolina.-A. R. Presbyterian.
DEATH OF MRS. SCHJOOLCRAT.-4Irs.J
Mattie Gwynn Schoolcraft, daughter of
Judge Robert Ould, and wife of Oliver .
J. Schoolraft, Esq., died at her hus
band's residence, Auburn, Henrico c
aounty, yesterday evening at 8 o'clock,
in the twenty-sixth year of her age.
THOS. F. GRENEKER, EDITORS.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
VEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 1877.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect aFam
ly Newspaper, devoted to the material in
erests of the people of this County and the
tate. It circulates extensively, and as an
Ldvertising medium offers unrivalled ad
'antages. For Terms, see lirst page.
The Right of Suffrage.
The Newberry HERALD favors the
,equirement of a poll tax as a pre
-equisite to suffrage. We are op
)osed to any restriction to the right
o vote except on account of crime.
Ve believe the man whose life and
iberty, and that of his family, de
)ends upon the character of the
,overnment under which he lives,
)ught to have the right to vote for
is rulers. His rights are as dear
o him as the rights of a wealthy
nan are to him, and should not be
,bridged on account of poverty.
'he question of any amendment to
he clause of the Constitution,
vhich guarantees universal suffrage,
;hould not be thought of, much
We stick to our opinion that "a
nan who will not pay One Dollar a
rear toward the support of the
3-overnment should not be pernil.
ed to vote." . His not voting woulk
iot take away from him the protec
ion of the law--women are pro
;ected. And such a law would not
ake away a man's right of suffrage
ither ; for no man is so poor that
ae can't pay a dollar, the poll tax.
Et would not be a property qualifi
ation, in any sense of the word.
Our remarks, however, to which
;he Intelligencer refers, were not to
Ldvocate the adding of such an
~mendment to the Constitution, but
n expression of our views concern
ng the double headed amendment
otedl on by the people last fall.
In connection with this subject,
ve quote a communication to the
ditors Columbia Reqister :
Please allow mes through the col
~imns of your paper to suggest in
sonnection with a registration law,
which the Legislature will have to
murllmT e awread as~t6
nake it binding upon every one who
as registered his name as a voter
o show his poll tax receipt before
a be allowed to vote ; that he be
-quired to vote at his own pre
inct ; and that the commissioners of
lection be required to stamp upon
3ach tax receipt so presented the
ame or number of the precinct at
vhich the vote is cast. The reason
r stamping is to have an extra
~heck on the improper use of the
ax receipt. COLUMBIA.
The Eastern War.
This war has begun at last, and
s likely to be a bloody one. The
[urks are barbarous fighters, the
ussians but little better. A large
ortion of Europe-Austria, Prus
jia and even France and England
nay become involved, or the war
nay last only a short time.
Russia's ostensible purpose for
~ommencing the war is to secure
~reater protection and privileges to
he Christian subjects of Turkey ;
ut the real purpose is her insatia
le desire for more territory.
We have already seen how the
var has affected the price of provi
ions and medicines in this country.
f it continue long there will be a
still greater European demand for
meh articles, and prices will ad
rance higher still.
Butler, all the Time..
Somebody, signing himself "New
erry and Laurens," in the Lau
-ensville Herald, advocates Gen.
)ry for U. S. Senator. But Gen.
3utler has already been elected.
e think his election is perfectly
valid, and if it is not, then we hope
s will be elected again. Gen.
)ary would make a good Senator,
o doubt, but Gen. Butler is the
nan for the place.
Judge Spofford, Democrat, has
een elected by the Louisiana Leg-.
slature U. S. Senator.
There are now 103 pupils at the
Viliamston Female College, 58
It is supposed that ex-Gov. Scott
ill succeed L. C. Carpenter as Col
ator of Internal Revenue.
NEW ORLEANS, April 2.-The
1egislature has adjourned. All the
tate officers elected with Governor
licholls are in possession of their
ifices and records.
Chamberlain has made a contract
We cannot give the proceedings
of the Legislature in full, but will
attempt to keep our readers posted
on all important matters that are
acted upon. A great many bills of
both a public and private nature
have been introduced. The Regis
tration law, the Fence law, the
Trial Justice system and the aboli
tion of the office of County Auditor
are some of the subjects that will
be attended to. Whenever any act
is passed of general interest we
shall make a note of it.
The Legislature assembled Tues
day, April 24th. Ex-Lieut-Gov.
Gleaves opened the Senate, made a
short address, resigned all claims
to the place, and Lieut-Gov. Simp
son took the chair. The Demo
cratic Senators from Abbeville,
Barnwell, Edgefield and Laurens
were sworn in and seated, most of
the Republicans protesting.
Dublin I. Walker, (col'd rep.)
State Senator from Chester, was
not in his seat, having been arrested
the 23d on a charge of grand lar
ceny and jailed. On the 26th he
sent in his resignation, which was
accepted. A Democrat will be elect
ed to fill his place.
In the House Speaker Wallace
took the chair. The Clerk called
the roll of the original "Wallace
House," the names of the Mackey
members being omitted. The claims
of the Mackey members were refer
red to the committee on Privileges
and Elections and the Judiciary
John Lee, (col'd rep.) member of
the House from Chester, was in
Columbia when the Legislature met,
but didn't find it convenient to take
his seat, as a Chester constable was
after him with a warrant of arrest,
on .the charge of stealing $500
State money supplied to him for
uniforming a company of militia.
His seat was contested by J. J.
Hemphill, (dem.) Hemphill was
seated on the ground that Lee held
a disqualifying office at the time of
his election-that of postmaster.
Daniel Bird and John Gibson,
(col'd reps.) members of the House
from Fairfield, resigned their seats.
Democrats will be elected to fill
Twenty-one members of the
"Mackey House," were admitted to
seats Thursday, upon apologizing
and asking pardon for their for
from Beau.fort, Chester, Clarendon,
Georgetown, Orangeburg, Richland
Judge Willard seems at this time
the choice for Chief Justice and
Gen. Kershaw Associate Justice to
The following resolution was in
troduced Saturday by Minort, (col.
That a committee of five be ap
pointed by the Speaker to inquire
into and make full examination of
all matters pertaining to the official
conduct of Hon. J. J. Wright, Asso
ciate Justice of the Supreme Court
of the State of South Carolina, and
for said purpose are authorized and
empowered to send for persons and
papers ; and said committee are
authorized to report by resolution
or otherwise. Carried by 76 to 13.
Now if we can just get rid of this
black ignoramus, there will be a
good man put in his place, and the
Supreme Court will be made worthy
of the State.
The Republican candidates for
State offices have resigned all claims
to office. Wright will be impeach
ed. Six more Mackeyites were ad
mitted to the House Monday.
Thos. Keitt, of this County, has
A telegram Monday from Hon.
J. C. Sheppard to Y. J. Pope, Esq.,
brought the people of Newberry
the gratifying intelligence that
W. H. Thomas had been ousted
from the House of Representatives,
on account of his gross contempt
and defiant attitude towards the
LATEsT.-The majority of the
Committee on Privileges and Elec
ions reported in favor of declaring
the seat of Thomas vacant; the
minority made a separate report.
The matter will be considered to
day (Tuesday). Thbe probabilities
are that Thomas will be ousted,
though not absolutely certain at
The Dbarlington Southerner.
We are glad to see this excellent
weekly again on our table. Having
been burnt out by the fire in Dar
ington the night of January 4th,
it has risen from the ashes and
started out again with commenda-1
ble zeal and pluck.
THE SEMI-TROFICAL.-The May Dumber
uns come to hand, and is fully up to its usual
*Special Dispatch to the News & Courier.j
Rogues on the Ragged-Edge.
Liquors and Cigars at the Public Expense.
COLUMBA, April 27-Midnight.
-The startling developments I
ncutioned last night concerning
The clerk of the Senate arid soine
:f the Republican senators, are as.
suming shape rapidly, and it will
not be many days before the storm
will burst upon their devoted
beads. The charges relate to somc
ugly transactions of these partiee
in the flush days of Radicalism,
and have been pushed by the par.
ties, here and in Charleston, whc
have been made victims of their
conduct. I aro not at liberty tc
give full facts ; but will state that
at this time, citizens of Columbit
and Charleston bold hundreds of
orders signed by the clerk of th<
Senate, for cases of champagne,
gallons of brandy and whiskey
and boxes of cigars, which wert
delivered to Senators Whittemore
Nash and others at the Jilior
House here, and for which they
were paid in State certificates
signed by the clerk and Presideni
Gleaves of the Senate, for whicr
certificates they received warran t:
from the comptroller-general, in
some of the claims are now in the
Bonanza bill. The whole amouna
of goods secured in this way t
pamper the appetites of Whitte
more & Company cost thousand
of dollars, add was paid for out o
The following is a specimen o
some of the orders: "Please. seo
one case champagne, five gallon:
brandy, three boxes of cigars t<
Mr. Jillson's residence for Senatoi
Whittemore. Signed: J. Wood
ruff, C. S."
These facts are now in posses
sion of the proper authorities, an<
if the parties accused of this shame
ful conduct and misappropritior
of public funds-to their own usei
do not resign or clear themselves
they will be made the subjec
of attentions more pointed that
At any rate it may be safelj
predicted that the- taste :of th+
luxuries above mentioned will
like the prophet's rolls, prove ai
bitter to the stomach as Lhey wer
sweet to the palate. The wit
nesses are ready to come for
ward and prove the .importan
facts that they were paid, everj
time, in State paper, and hence i
is fair to presume that Whitte
more, Nash & Co. will have a har<
road to travel.
On the 11th of March, 1877, at the resi
dece of the bride's grand-father, W. DI
Deaton, by the Rev. J. Ramsey) THoXAs A
ABAiMs, formerly of Newberry County, an
LOUIsA A. SPENcER, of'OConee (Ibunty.
.?'ew A silliscellaneous..
MULE FOR SALE.
A GOOD WORK MULE FOR -SALE
Apply soon to
May 2, it. 8. C. MERCHANT.
Will be sold in front of Court House o1
Saleday next, ONE PIANO, in good order
ONE MELODEON and ONE PICTURE. J
bargain may be expected. May 2, 18 it
SELECT THE REST I
dworth, Martinez & Lenma
PREPA RED FOR IMMEDIATE USE.
207 PEARL ST., NEW YORtK.
From the thousands of purchasers:of On
PREPARED PAINTS, we have yet to hea
the irst Complaint. The reason is appa
rent. Our paints have stood the test o
years, where..other paints have failed, il
durability. Their covering capacity. bei
greater than any other paint, presents a
practical item of economy. Our paints ar<
guaranteed in every particular,-thie con
sumer assuming no risk whatever, as wi
will re-paint any building on which ou:
paints do not prove satisfactory: allowing
a choice of English B.B. White Lead, or an)
othei' paint in use.
EOR SALE BY
S. P. PANT, NEWBERRY, S. C.
Fourteenth Edition, Thoroughly Revised ani
OF THE -
Revised by G. 3. WOOD, X. D., asssted b3
H. C. WOOD, I. D.
BOYAL Svo. SHEEP. $10.00.
EITEACT FROM PREFACE TO THE FOUR
"The last edition of the United States Dis.
pensatory was published in 18'70. since thal
time not only has the growth of pharmaco
logical science been very great, but ther(
bas also been promulgated a new edition o:
the United states Pharmacopoeia and a sup
plement to the British Standard. The addi
tions and alterations which have thus beer
necessitated in the first and second por.
tions of the present volume are numerous
"The advance of our knowledge of extra
fficinal drugs has been even more exten
liive requiring the addition to the third part
af tie Dispensatory of accounts of no less
:han ninety-eight new substances, and, as
n the cases of Propylamia, Nitrite of AmnyL
fte., a complete re-writing of many of the
)ld articles. The additions of course vary
.n importance, but many of them are be
.ieved to be of decidedL value.
"o care or labor has been spared to ren
ier the present edition equal in accuracy
md in completeness to its predecessors.
reat pains have been ta?ken to omit super
luous matter and to condense the text; but
he additionis have been so numerous that
he work has been augmented by about
eventy pages. This increase is of course
o be deprecated ; but without it one of'the
hief values of the book would have been
mpaired, and it has seemed better to have
few pages more of print than not to have
oe repre.aentation of the pharma
SNW'~ ' ,1is8cejl,ane.us
REPORT of the-'otdiion of "The National
Bank of Newberry, S. C.," at Newberry,
in the State of South Caroliina, at the Cls of
Business on the 14th Day of,Rril, 1877.
- -EU RUEs.
Loans and Discounts ......... x20,74 .50
Overdrafts................... 1,060 03
U. S. Bonds to secure Circula
tion......... ........... 150,000 00
Other Stock Bonds, at.d Mort
gages..................... 2,000 00
Due from other National Banks 7,573 45
Due from State Banks and
Bankers............... 36,804 40
Real Estate, Furniture and Fix
tures............ .......8,000 00
Current Expenses & Taxes Paid 4,549 06
Checks and other Gash Items, 1,498 02
Bills of other Banks.......... 5,162 00'
Nickels................... 2,461 36
Specie................... 6,433 66
Legal Te der Notes:........ 40,741 00
Redemption Fund with U. S.
Treasurer (not more than 5
per cent. on Circulation)!.. 6,750 00
Due fromI U. S. Treasurer (other
than 5 per cct. Redeaptiou.
.Fund).............. .... 1,000 00
-'$4 74,407' 49
Capital Stock paid in....... .$150,000 00
Surplus Fund............. 28,500 90
Undivided- Profits...... .....11,239 83
National Bank Notes-Ontsiatd- - Kt
..ing................... 132,695 0
Dividends unpaid.......:... 275 00
Individual Deposits subject to
check..................... 151,543 28
Due to other National:Banks.. 154 38
I. Robert L. McCaughrin, President of
"The National Bank of Newberry, ' 0.,"
do solemnly swear that tfie'above statement
is true, to the tiest of my inowledg-and
belief. ER&L. McCAUGHRIN,
J. N. MARTIN, Directors.
R.L. M'CAUGBRI T, r -
STATE OF SGUH4C
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Sworn to and s~u1srib~ed before me, this
26th day of Apri1877z ? .- ;
WM. '' ARWIEE, NotAry Public.
May 2, 18-1t.- -
Stockholders' Meeting of the
Greenville: ind .,comii?:
l l Roai uy..p, f.
The Annual Meeting of the Stockho'pfrs
of "the Greenville and dolun6ia"'ail Road
will be;held at the office of the'.Cot pny,
Richardson Street, Columxbia, S, C.,: Thugs
Sday, May 3d.
-Stockholders will be passed.free overtb .
Greenville and Columbia Rail Roe4t rand
from Columbia as heretofore.
C. B.' EANSON, Secretary.
I ay 2, 18-It.
STATE OF~SOUf ^cANUINA
By Janmes C. Leahy, Probate Tudge.
Whereats, . Emainel 'C id~ hath inade'
Ist to me, 4go grant himja,terg-.tiaSio
istration of thie Estate and effectsofenr
M. Wilder, deceased. -~*
These are *therefore..to cite.and-r admonish
all and singular, the kindred and e,red#torns
of the said- 'deceased,' thit they be' .nd
appear, before me,;in the Court-of:PaluWteI
to be held at Newberry. Court House,8.
C., on- the 12tli day of My next, after
publica;ion hereof,- at .lP olock ioedi&d.
-forenoo,,td shew cause,- if.any..they. have,
why the said Administrati6n shoiild iots be
.granted.-:-Given urnder:n)yHind, thW24t
-day of April, Anno Domini,. 18Th ip 3.
JA MES'0, LEAHY, J. P. N. C.
May 2, 18-2t.
FOR THE --
Farm, Garden and:hossehki.
The followingis-a listof VainabO Boks
which will be supplied frona .the .HFM a.14
BOOK STORE. Any0oneer more-f thiee
books will be sent post-paid.to. any 4f .our
readers on receipt -of the -zgulafr' price,
which is named against .each book.-. , m
Allen's (11 L. & L.'F.) New A.erican .
Farm Book...........a---.. $.2.42
Allen's CL. F.) American Cattle.*...,2 50
Allen's (B. L.) American Farm Book.- .
At'wood's Country & Suburban Houses 1 50
Bary's Fruit Gardenl..-.....~.... 25
Bommer'% Method of.MakingwU1fnees. '26
Boussingalt's Rural Economy.......1 60
Brackett/s Farm Talk.*.'.paper, 50'ets.
cloth..... ...--------,------ .75
Breek's New Book of Flowers...'.-....1 75
BrilP'sFarm-Gardening and Sgef(row- .
'*Brown's Taxidermist's Manua1*.......... 1 -0
Buei's Cider-Maker's Mmual.2..... 1 50
-Cadwell's. Agricultural Chemial. An.
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Canary Birds. Paper 50 ets.. Cloth..,.. 75
Corbett's Poultry Tard anud MIarket*...
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Dadd's Modern Horse D,ctor, 12 mho.... 1 50.
D)add's American Cattle Doctor, 12 mo. 1 50.
Dadd's American Cattle Doctor, 8vo,
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Dadd's American Reformed Horse
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De Voe's Market Assistant*...........2 50
Dinks. Mayjiew, and HutchMnson,.on--.
the Dog* ............------.3 00
Downing's Landscape Gardening...... 6 50.
Eastwood on Cranberr.y. .... 75
Eggeston's Hoosier Scool-Master..15
Egleston's End of the World. ..........1 50
Fied's Pear Cilture...-. .........:... 1 -25
Flax Culture. [Seven Prize Essays, by .
-FakFrester's American Game in its.
Season*.......................---a 3 0
Fuller's Grape Culturist...,...-... 1.50
Fuler's iSmall Fruit Cuiturist......'.. 1 58
Fulton's Peach Culture.............. 1 0
Geyellin's Poultry-Breeding...... I 20'
Gregory on Squashes........paper.. 30.
Harris on the Pig.................1 50
Henderson's Gardening for Pleasuire... 1 50
Henderson's iGardening for Pronit.. 1 50
Henderson's Practical Ploriculture..-... 1.."0.
Herbert'r Hints to Horse-Keepers.....17
Hop Culture. By-nine experienced ilr
Hunter and:Trapper. .-..............;1
Miles on'the HTorse's'Fo't.............. 75
Mor on the Grape-Vine,......-..... 1 00
Monckton's' Natioral Carpenter and
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Moncton's National Stair-Builder*.... 6 00
My Vineyard at Lhkeview. ....... .. .1 25..
Nichol's Chemistry of t be Farm and Sea 1 25.
Norton's Scientific Agriculture.. ..... 75
Onios-.low to Isaise them Profitably 20
Our Farm of Four Acres Paper 30c.;
cloth 60c ; extra cloth............. 1 00
Parsons on the Rose:.. .. ------------- 1 50
Potato Culture. (Prize Essay.)* Paper -25
Quinby's Mysteries of Bed-Keping ... 1 50
Quincy (Hon. Josiah) on Soiling Cattle 1 25
Quinn's Money in the Garden........1 50
Quinn's Pear Culture for Profit........1 00
tan(all's Fine Woo! Sheep'Thusbandry' 1 00
Ran dal l's Practical Shxepberd*.......... 2 00'
Ranll's Sheep Unsbandlry..:.'........ 1 50
lieiharlson on the .Dog. Pa.. 30c.; Clo. 60
R~ilev's Potato Pests. Paper 50~c.; Cloth'7
ROt:s Play and Profit in may Garden.... 1 50
-Skilhiul Housewife..................... 75
Stewart's Irrig.tl 11n mor the F'arm, Gar
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Stewart's Stable Book. ....w..: .. 1 50
Stewart's shephierd's Manual........... 1 50
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Thomas' Firm Implements :and Ma~
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Tobacco Culture. -By fourteen ezcperi
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Waring's D)raining for Prfitand Healtil 1
Waring's Elements of Agriculture.1 00