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T t : d 'I": l tljt- j -r.-I : :W e:us,d t'
partiiition i3I the Sii:;: iets timd
inte1. .t ;n('~tti -r
ton last week. The aeeused are uine
in itut;ber. Seeator itutier' of :\iken,
one Of the Iuiber not being now on
trial, but in attendance ol the Senat'e.
- They are represented by Messrs. Yo::
m,ans, Barker, 1Ic:dersun and othtr
distinguished counrsel . h.e I ited
States is represented by Distriet At
toriney, Stone. Assistant. District ..t
tirrey Earle and Corbin. 'he July
was impanueled Friday, consisting of
six wites and six bl,cks, G-o.
W. Williams, of Charleston, being
foreu:an. Corbin, Stone and Earle,
especially the former, did all i-n their
power to keep dceent. nun off the jury.
Mr. Hutson tee, a highly respected
gentleman of Charleston, was one of
" the jurors drawn. Not suiting Corbin
he made every possible objection to
Mr. Lee., and when Mr. Lee swo-e
that he was not biased ('orbin asked
him if he didi't fight in the Confed
erate army. On Mr. Lee's answering
in-the affirmative; Corbin objected to
his serving on that ground, and the
Court sustained the objection.
- The following political tirade' is
Corbin's opening address-to the jury :
This is an offense which is ordina
rily termed an offense against the civil
rights .of a citizen-his right to vote.
The first two counts have no relation
to the race, color, or condition of the
perrou whose rights have been cou
spired against. The third and fourth
is in relution to his race, and char-es
that. the conspiracy agaiast him is on
account of his race and color, to itjure
liiw, and by force and violence to
prevent him from freely exercising
the richt: fo vote. We expetet to prv.)
what is alleged in the indictment, and
ia doing so we shall undoubtedly tax
yotr patience and your endurance.
We shall attempt to show that dur
ing last'June, July, August, and Sep
teinber, was formed in Aiken ceunty,
aund perhaps. other counties of the
State, a. conspiracy to interfere with
the free right of suffrage ; a consoira
y which had for its purpose the use I
of violende, threats and intimidation
-to pre'vent colored Republicans, and
particalarly the colored person named
in the indictmieut from freely exercis
ing the right of suffrage. We shall
show that as early as May, the pur
pose was formed and it was promzul
gated by one of these defendants. it
wtas communicated to witnesses, who
will-appear .upon the stand, that the
Democrats proposed to compel, in theijr
e udty, the colored people to vote the
Democratic ti&ket, and to prevent
their -voting the >Republican ticket,
nd to accomplish tb-at purpose, if ne
cessary, they were to use intiu:idation,
v'iolenee, and even murder.
We shall show you , gentlemen, that
the purposes of this conspiracy were
generail~y communicated to the colored
people of that section in the months
of June, July, August and Septem
ber; that at first the threats were
mild, such as "unless you vote the
Democratic ticket, you will be driven
from the lands which you now oceu
pv." '-Unless you vote the Demo
eratie ticket, you will not be allowed
to live in this country." And later
still, "we propose to carry this elec
tion, if we have to wade knee deep in
i-n blood." And still later, "we pro
*pcse to kill the leading colored Re
publicans among you;/' often naing
We shall undertake to show you
that the intimidation and threats were
given out generally, and by these - de
fendants and other parties in the same
conspiracy. Later, in August and
September, we will show the Demo
c-rats were organized ; that they were
a rmed, and the people, the colored
people particularly, were warned that
they had their choice, either to live as
Democrats or die Republicans.
It will be demonstrated that still
inter in September, this conspiracy cul-*
minated in the assemb!ing in Aiken
County, of from three hundred to
eight hundred white men, Democrats.
armed and equipped, and under the
command of Captains and ofiicrs of4
various grades; that they had lists of
men who were to be killed-leading
Republicaus-and that they assembled
on that occasion and proceeded to kill
We shall show you, that in carrying
out the purposes of the cousir~iacy.
hiwy put to death somne fifteen or- twen
tyv men. all colored RepublicaLs--all
-.:rsons of M ijri dece
We shull show you. gentlemen.
that in the midst of their fearful
career of blood and slaughter, this
body cof men werec arrested by the in
terpositiou of the- United Statcs troops.
T%:st, having killed ten or fifteen c ol
ored men in the most wicked and
bruta! u2anner, they had finally sur
*ro-unded, or. by the movement of their
forets, bad driven some seventy-five
or ahundred men, colored men, into
a cornuer in asw"amp, which they prac
t ieally surrounded ; that they agreed
to slay every one of them ; that they
:advanced upon thmeryite
m:oruing ofthe 18thi or 19th of Sep
temuber. with the dcliberate purpose of
killing t hem ; that they opened fire
upon them, wounding several, whzen it
was discovered that a detachment of
United States troop.s was approaching;
that they had their forces in line of
battle, with their skirmishers -thrown
uAnt, with their guns load&d, and with
~he direct purpose of miurdering ev'ervy
coaercd iawa :here. anid. having fired
s~vc-rai shots4- t~:r~ approach of the I
to thiri iIt,1I:C: au'i thtli the5 tti , 1i!
Ijt~ t :, c ll:l I tQ l ~ft t'Ult n,Cl :\. 1 ,: sol;
it-l.., siuli go quietly to theirs. of p?
Dut it will he shown that, after hav- year:
I1i; en t;lre< into this agreemenctt, these lit-ca
wl:itt i,teil on their way homeward, ot f
.ould not refrain from still carrvia g Stal l
,ut. their purpose of blood, and they w dl
killed several colored incu, whom they pop
uihanlced t m:iiet (:n their waty, and t1ncle
even on the followiug day, the satme chie
parties slaughtered several colored tion
ien, one particularly, a leaaing color- Fi
od mn. on the edge of Barnwell pres,
We shall show that a f-w hours lWill
afterwards a colored man at Ellentou his 1
Station, a member of the Legislature, with
who had been arrested and brought uttl
from Robin Station, the station six1 tion,
miles below, was, in the presence of of t
these Rifle Clubs, deliberately taken a gove
short distance from the station, into effor
an old field, and brutally shot to death. iudii
We shall show you that in going in of hi
another direettou towards Edgelield, deco
an old wan, near eighty years of age, sued
tottering by the road side, was wan- The
tonly and brutally shot by a portion of the
the same party on their way home. port<
The mode of proving all this, as ' of R
you will see, necessarily involves a the
large number of witnesses, ind your we c
putiencc and utmost attention will be Just
required to keep their testimony in earn
mind, and connect it together. The the
witnesses who will be called, are, ness
many of themu, poor and ignorant, but
nearly all of them were among those
against who:n this con spiracy was
leveled, and who have felt and suffered 1
its terrible inflictions. Many of them
saw the murders; many of them bear TH
on their persons at this moment, the W.
marks of bullets that were fired at
them. We only ask you, gentlemen,
in conclusion, to divest yourselves of
any and all prejudice that you may
have on account of the race and color
of these persons, or on account of their
We wish you to forget, every one
of you. that you are Democrats or Re
rublicanis. and remember simply that
you are Umen, and without any thought
or reflection that you are to injure or Wl
advauce the cause or interest of any -
political party that may be affected by
the result. We only ask you, gentle Tl?
men. to enquire and deterwinewhether
the fearful crimes which I have men- Sia.
tioned have been committed. if they -at:
have been committed. we expect you .
to say so. If they have not been com
mitted, we expect you to say-so. Be
leving, as we do, in your entire im- C
partaity and determination to do 24t1
right, and that you euter upon this day
inquiry without bias, prejudice, fear
or favor, we will now proceed to the
P'erhaps I should say one word as T
to what a conspiracy is, that you may Ini
understand it. A conspiracy consists no
in the agreement of two or more per
sons to do an unlawful act, or to do a
lawful act iu an un-awful manner. sho0
The conspiracy we charge here is the bod
agreement to do an unlawful act, and ber:
also do it in an unlawful manner. jin t
Chief Justice Willard. mc
,The agony is over. The election .
of Chief Justice to fill the va- 1
ancv caused by the death of Franklin the
J. 3Ioses, Sr., l'esulted in the choice of inst
Hon. A. J. Willard, who was nominia- self
ted by the Democratic caucus on
Monday night. It is unnecessary to
rehearse fully the events which have prei
culminated in this result, -as they are mac
familiar to the public. The starting Wri
point was the political troubles grow but
ig out of the last campaign, wherein
.Judge Willard attracted the attention
and courmwendation of all good citizens wan
by his fearless, independent course on plac
the bench, and steadily maintained in
the cause of right an d justice without mer
fear, favor or affection-. and
When the vacancy was created in the
Supreme Court, it is known that Gov. ado
Hamton desired, if it had been in his.
power-, to promote Judge Willard to the Ti4
vacant posiniOn. When the General
Assembly convened three weeks ago,
it was apparent that there was great Prel
opposition to the election of Mr. Wil- Cha
lard, but it was equally clear that the Thc
nominee of the Democratic. caucus Coh
wvould be chosen as Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court.
The denunciation which followed Cou
the declaration of Governor UJampton's Stol
preference, only cemented the party aid,
closer together in a firm determination
to adhere strictly to the line of duty,
in abiding the result of the caucus.de
Threats a'nd insinuations were unia. Adi
vailing, and the majority of-the Demo- B. 3
ratic members recognized that it was Cor:
impotant and invaluable to sustainGr
Iaptou in a measure deemed byGe
hii of signal moment at the threshold ure
of his a<iministration. -clud
Whlethier it was wise or impolitiic X1
Gjovernor Hampton to express such a ig
decided pr-eference in this matter; it
is useless now to discuss. We believe 1w
that he was right, and that the future- ing
will justify his course. He has been
sustained by the co-operation and un-Co
selfish condu.et of the people's repre-A
setatives, and the wasses will endorse Ass
their action in the premises, albeit bers
there are men ready to declare that na
"w,the people,' do not concur in ster
tewisdom, sagacity and propriety of of h
Governor Hampton's choice. .
Thej i'mult is a complete triumaph of
an admitistration policy, and in a ton
limited seuse the ad4miuistratiou of -acce
Gov. Hampton is responsible for the T
electiou of Mr. Willard. True, the i
eoratic members who kept their .
aleiance with~ the adm in:stration, .
and refused to. gov~erni their conduct ject
by a captious spirit, arc more directly A
ainenable to their constituents, and Ass<
we are confident they will not shirk . tor
its full measure. but they cau jusd1y
deae that Governor Hampton made
knw hi as.e insc mare as
essed t he po1wer :ud infuence of
d parry in the mal-audiinistratioi
tblie affairs during the past tell
arc now to rean the bene
f unte!t ion inl the "pi;")ti+,
ood L'overunlenllt, and whoever
is in the way of perfect harmony s
go down beiore the voice of the
e, liever aaain to assert an inf;in
in the (onne1Cils Of al party WhoSC
object is tie absolute pteitica
and restoration of South Carolina. t
ually, we cannot refraiu from ex- I
iug an ineltese gratification at the t
)lmll c,nduct of Chief Justicc
ard during Tll this contest over
iro:ot ion1. I e has m aintained,
strict regard for propriety, the l
)st reticeC: in regard to the eee
and he wears the highest honors
he judicial branch of the State
rument without the semblance of
t on his part. He has been alike
ferent to the slanderous allegations I
s recent political associates and
rouslv silent as to the course pur
by his late political antagonists.
opportunity is given him to justify
yonfideuce of his Democratic sup
rs, and to.disprove the assertions 1
epublican calunuiators. Holding
5calcs of justice with equal poise,
onscientiously believe that Chief
ice Willard will strive even more
estly than in the past to adora
bench with judicial learning, fair
OS. F. GREN EKER, .Os.
DNESDAY, MAY 23, 1877.
A PAPtER FOR THE PEOPLE.
Herald is in the htighe.t respect aFam- l
ews paper, dlevotecl to he material in-.
s of t'ie people of this-Coanty and the
It circulat exansivr..and a- .;n
rtising meilmzi otters unrivallet ad
ges. For Termts, see first paae.
ov. Hampton has set apart the
iday of May (Thursday), as .a
of Thanksgiving and Prayer.
e have no nomination to make.
fact, it is our opinion that all
linations and elections that be
e xlusively to the L.eislature
aid be left ~entirely with that
y--as a general rule. But New
'y has -really no representative
b Legislature ; no mxan that
:esent.s the feelinzgs and senti
.ts of the county. We take occa
therefore to endorse most heart
the nomination made through
Colmbia 1Register' of the 17th
ant, by a person signing him
"Newberry," of L t.-Gov. Simp-.
as Associate Justice of the Su
ne Court. The nomination is
l contingent on the removal of
ght, which may not happen ;
in the ev'ent that Wright be
eached and removed then we
t to see Mr. Simpson take his
e. He is eminently qualified
nind, character, legal attain
Lts, personal and official dignity,
in every other requisite, to
en the Bench.
State Press Association.
he Annual Meeting of the State
s Association was held in
reston, the 9th and 10th inst.
se present were: Jas. A. Hoyt,
imbia Register, President ; F.
Dawson, Charleston News and
rier. 1st Vice-President ; T.
> Farrow, Spartanburg Ber
2d Vice-President : S. W. Mau-.
Kingstree Star, 3d Vice-Presi
L; Jas. T. Bacon, Edgefield
ertsr:, 5th Vice-President ; E.
lu-ray, Anderson Intelligencer,
responding Secretary ; T. F.
ecker, Newberry HERuL, Treas
.Total number present, in
ing officers, twenty-six.
resolution was pase reqnest
the Legislature to repeal all
in regard to official advertis
:r. Dawson, of the News and
rier, in behalf of the Regatta
ciation, extended to the menm
an invitation to attend the An
Regatta the 10th inst., on the
xmer "Sappho;" and, in behalf1
imself and Mr. Riordan, an in
ion to a supper at the Charles
Hotel. Both invitations were
he Annual Address before the I
cistion was delivered by Dr.
V. Bagby, of Virginia, the sub- I
being "The Southern Fool." : a
resoltIOio as adoptedery tE
>iin thcSate,ing apo evme Ed
winthe State,ias t comm iatef
swh fhiy to j~ a ste
swith hism,t to a in est i
Calhoun and Market, with the injure.
tion to spre:al tleuiSelvyeu:; it Will be a
maugnificeiit success.) Shopppig, con
fort a$litltd iii the pie =hops. cream
saloons, investments in bananas and
other fruits ; a picnic seven miles out
the city in view of the Cooper River;
the ride there in :m omnibus chartered
from another Teuton, who after piiot
ing team and party through tangled
wood and spreading branches, gave
vent to his emotion by saying, "lPy
tai, dot is goot for high ; I tought
mine eyes be riockt out of wine head
more times as I cannot count." Poor
fellow, he had a high old time on his
elevated perch dodging bushes and
brushing sand flies out of his eyes.
These and many other things, every
day presenting a change of programme,
helped to speed the time on golden
wings, and but for the failure of our
German friend in mailing the aforemen
tioned letter would have been furnished
the reader fresh from the City by the
Sea, with aroma of salt from ocean
tide, and at the same time affording the
information that we 'had left home.
This is all-the reader is informed
and we are happy, trebly so, in going,
seeing and in returning safe, notwith
standing that the trip down was com
menced on Friday as well as the re
turn, against the advice of friends who
think that old Nick directs the course
of events on that day.
Ex-President Grant and family
sailed for Europe Thursday.
Chamberlain will not deliver the
College Commencement speeches
Sewing machines have come down
in price about one-half. The pat
ents expired May 1st.
NEw YORK, May 1S.-Ex-Gov.
Chamberlain, of South Carolina,
was to-day sworn in as an Attorney
and Counselor of the New York
Gen. W. A. Walker has been
elected State Senator from Chester,
beating his Republican opponent.
Chisolm, 1,298 votes. Large num
bers of the colored .people voted
The election in Fairfield last
week, to fill the vacancies caused by
the resignation of two Radical mem
bers of the House, passed off quiet
ly, nearly all the colored people
who voted at all voting for the
D)emocratic nominees, Brice and
It is a very significant fact that
~the radical party, with their intense
and vindictive hatred towards Judge
Willard, have not been able to rake
up one single .charge against his
honesty or his ability. Had he
ever been guilty of any fraudulent
tratnsactions in the State they
would have known it, and had they
known it they would have been
eager to reveal it.
A foul murder was committed
near Charleston the 11th instant
A young man, J. Evans Edings,
employed by the Magnolia Phos
phate ~Works, was carrying 6'1,250
to the works f-rm the city to pay
off the hands. While riding along
the road in his buggy he was shot
and killed, and the money taken.
The detectives found the money the
next evening in the possession of
two negroes, Pearce and. Stevens,
who confessed their guilt.
Mr. Jefferson Davis is and has
been for some time residing at
"Beauvoir," Miss., the residence of
Mris. Sarah A. Dorsey, on the Gulf
coast, between Mobile and New
Orleans, where he is engaged pre
paring, with the assistance of Major
WN. T. Walthall, his "Memoirs,''
'soon to be published by the Apple
tons. He is in excellent health, and
looks younger than he did a few
years ago., the result probably of
the salt air of the Gulf and rest
from the several litigatipons, the end
of which, however, left him, it is
alleged, almost penniless.
The Associate Justiceship.
Enirs lREGisTER :In ease an
other vacancy should be created in
the office of Associate Justice of the
Supreme Court by the removal of
Justice Wright. we beg leave to nom
inate for that office the Hon. W. D).
Simpson, of Laurens, our present
Lieutenant Governor. Combining, as
le does, great natural ability, legal
learning, an experience of thirty years
at the bar, patience, industry and
spotless integrity, there is no man in
the State who could better or .more
satisfactorily discharge the duties of
that arduous and responsible office.
And when to. these qualifications we
add the distinguished services ren
dered by himi in the redemption of
the State from rapine and misrule, his
claims to that ofhoe become superior
tanman within our knowlcdge in
S outh~ Carolinai. NEWBERRY.
THE Ass IN THE LION's SKI.-No fable
of .Esop's is more familiar than that of the
ass who assumed the skin of the lion, and
thus attired he succeeded in frightening all
tI. a cts of the field, who fled from him in
dsa;Atlast he rushed upon a fox, and
not satisfied witavin the appes rar.ce
lion, he triedto hingat the lppion'sofah
fox' recognized the 'voice 'bf the ~ fackass,
thoughi his liody was concealed by thb lion's
skin. "Ha, ha!" said the fox; '.'if yon had
kept yoijr mouth shut I never should have
~ th~ n~A with n.~fli.'
T.ESsAv, Mar 35.-SENATE.
Mr. Corwin, from the Committee on
the Penitentiary, reported back a bill
to utilize convict labor, with the re
ommcndation that it do pass.
HousE.-Mr. Petty, from the Com
mnittee on Education, reported that
s'id Committee had visited the State
Orphan Asylum, and found there five
resident officers and nine laborers,
costing the State $210 a month;
there are present seventeen girls and
thirty seven boys. They recommend
that a few of the larger children be
let out according to law, and the
number of officers and laborers re
The hour for the election of Chief
Justice having arrived, the Senate
came into the Hall of Representatives
and the Joint Assembly proceeded to
the election. The vote was taken
viva voce, with the following result
A. J. Willard, 86 ; S. McGowan, 39;
W. D. Porter, 2; J. B. Kershaw, 2;
W. H. Wallace, 1. A. J. Willard
was declared elected.
WEDNESI)AY, MAY 16-SENATE.
Mr. Swails, from the Committee on
Privileges and Elections, to whom
was referred- the contested case of
Lipscomb vs. Corwin, reported that
the parties to the contest have re
quested that the evidence be taken
before a Referee to be named by
Joint Resolution to provide for the
reorganization of the South Carolina
University and the State Norma]
School was ordered to a third reading.
The Committee on the Penitentiary
reported favorably on a bill to utilize
Bill to declare and punish fraud in
the sale of produce was ordered to a
HousE.-Mr. Muller introduced a
resolution that the House hereafter
hold night sessions beginning at 8
Mr. Orr offered a resolution that
the two houses meet in joint session
Friday to elect an Associate Justice.
Bill to provide for the election of
County Treasurers and Auditors was
The Appropriation Bill then came
up, the motion pending to strike out
$300,000, appropriated to pay interest
on consolidated bonds and stocks, and
to substitute $100,000 for deficiencies
that may arise during the fiscal ye.gr
beginning Nov. 1, 1876. This called
forth an animated debate. Aldrich ad
vocated repudiation. Simpson, Hemp
ill (of Chester) and Blue in opposi
THURSDAY, MAY 17-SENATE.
Mr. Swails, from the Judiciary, re
ported back the following, recoin
mending that they do pass: "Bill tc
amend the Revised Statutes relative
to the Lien Law; Bill to amend the
Statutes relative to the admission of
Attorneys; Bill to provide for the
drawing of juries in certain counties
and to amiend the Jury Law.
Mr.'Nash, from the Committee on
Finance, reported the following favor
ably : Bill to ascertain the actual
bona fide indebtedness of the different
counties and to provide for the pay
ment of the same.
Mr. Myers introduced a bill te
amend the law in relation to Trial
HOUSE.-On motion of Mr. Shep
pard the vote to reduce and fix the
salaries of' certain officers was recon
sidered, and the bill postponed to
The appropriation bill was, taker
up, and "repudiation'' and the oppo
site course were argued till the time
arrived for electing Trustees of the
South Carolina University, when the
Senators came in and the following
gentlemen were elected : Rev. E. J.
Meynardie, D. D., R. W. Boyd, Esq.,
Hon. B. F. Perry, Col. F. W. Mc
Master, Hon. C. H. Simonton, Col.
J. D. Blanding and Col. J. H. Rion.
FarnAY,. MAY 18-SENATE.-NO
thing important done.
HO us.-Mr. Sloan introduced a
resolution that the Clerk be directed
to furnish the House with twenty
pounds of ice daily. The hour ar
rived for electing an Associate Judge.
I'e Senators came in and took seats.
Eenry McIver, of Cheraw, was norn
aominated by a Democrat, seconded
bya Republican, and elected unani
The Appropriation Bill was then
:aken uip by the House, and $270,000
'as appropriated to pay interest on
:he bonded debt of the State.
SATrDaAY, MAY 12.--HOUSE.
MJr. Myers introduced a resolution to
.nstruct the Judiciary Committee to
prepare a bill as to the working of
The consideration of the report of
he committee as to the conduct of
~sociate Justice Wright vwas post
,oned to next sessiou.
Lu Lieu of our Belated Letter.
We reac:lhed home on Saturday,
ftcr two wccks absence in Charleston,
wid .d to state discovcrcl that out
ide oA the ofAict only one or two per
uns k:l'ew that we had been away.
Do they miss we at home" will do
or the sentimentally inclined-not for
is. But for a Teutonic resident of
he City by the Sea-the readers of the
-IERALD would have been apprised of
he fact before; the letter intended for
)ublication, and entrusted to him for
he purpose of mailing, instead of being
>Iaced in the post office, was stowed
n his pocket and kept'there until it
as too late to serve its purpose. Per
iaps he stopped to Lager on the way.
[low many of our readers do just as
his Teuton did-not as to the lager,
)ut in keeping letters in their pockets.
Whether, too, our readers lost by the
>peration, or gained, we will not stop
:o inquire. We feel it a duty now to
ell them that we left Newberry on
riday the 4th, and after spending
wo weeks in a round of promiscuous
>leasures, returned on Saturday, the
[9th; and. having the floor, take the
)rivilege of giving a brief account of
he trip. And first-"it rained all night
he day we left" and consequently the
iight ride down, barring the discom
orts of a most wretched coach, was
)leasantly cool and free from dust.
leep was out of the question, every
)osition that the body could be twisted
uto failed to accommodate itself to the
2arrow, hard, straight-backed seats.
Whether it was thought by the rail
-oad officials that members of the Press
could be on the train that night and
heir purpose was to bulldoze them,
>r that they wished to keep the Char
eston delegation--many of whom were
n board-awake, we failed to dis
,over. One thing, however, is certain,
t was a magnificent success-only one
nan snored during the whole twelve
ours. that fellow must have made
,he trip before-he was used to it.
low long the night seemed-the con
lactor even did not break the monotony
>y naming the stations or asking the
assngers to show tickets-he'knew
hat sleep was murdered, that all were
>l the qui vive, therefore the pleasure
>f waking travellers unnecessarily was
ost. "Ned Land'' in his forced voy
ge in Captain Nemnos' Submarine
3hip the Nautilus, was not more
earied. For an account of his trials
se advise the reader to peruse "Twenty
'housand Leag es under the Sea,"
>y Jules Verne-don't fail to get a
:opy. Ouce in the city and in' kind
lands the memonry of that night faded
away in the delights which followed.
The meeting of the Press Associa
~ion exceeded former meetings-and
Lhanks to Messrs. Riordan & Dawson,
President Tupper of the Regatta Club
nd ot.hers, the members had a good
:ime. Is it strange that it was deter
nied to meet again in the self-same
place. The attraction is indeed great
n Charleston, especially to bache
ors, of which unfortunate class the
Association numbers a few. No where
lse can be seen so many of nature's
airest handiwork-the Charleston ha
lies cannot be excelled even by Dr.
Bagby's Virginia belles.
Charleston is in her gayest humor
it this seasou-everything and every
ody is fresh :fish, flesh, fowl and
regetables in the markets, misses,
naidens, matrons and umaumas on the
streets, the breezes blow soft from off
>d ocean, and a mummy only would
rail to enjoy the varied bill of fare
presented. Easy and comfortable ac
ess is afforded to all parts of the city
a the street cars, of which there are
wo lines-the Enterprise and the City
lailway Line-the latter presided
over by Col. Riggs, kind courtesies
~rom whom we take pleasure in ac
~nowledging, as also from the efficient
Superintendent, Capt. Sigwald--these
~entlemen take care that their friends
from the interior lack nothing in their
particular line to make them halipy.
But as this is not the letter which
NIyuheer forgot to mail in time, we
simply allude to somec of the points
contained in it :-the pleasant rides
to and strolls on the battery, with
nusic; Sullivan's Island and its mag
ificent beach, equal if not grander
han any in the United States; Mag
olia Cemetery, its beautiful live oaks
Iraped in hanging moss, its softly
sighing pines, and stately monuments;
ie daily morning visits to the market
-the finest in the South; the Orphan
diouse, with its 205 boys and 90 girls,
who eat 150 loaves of bread daily, are
nder the kindest control, and ex
iibit a discipline and proficiency
nost pleasing to behold-by the way,
io one should go to the city without
7isiting this noble institution ; Rev.
['oomer Porter's Chgreh of the Holy
Jommunion, with its choir of boys
vhio make exquisite music; strolls
brough King street. (It is astonish
ng how mu~ch happipess a dollar or
*o A.sd in this street. and if an.y
point a coii t i ;i to inve.tigate the
indebtedness of the State wa4 read a
The following were read a third
time : Bill to tanthorize the Governor
to effect a loan ; bill to regulate public
printing; bill to reduce the pay of
County Commissioners and their
The vote by which the joint reso
lution to appoint a commnJission to re
vise the Statutes was postponed to
next session, was recopsidered, and
the bill ordered to a third reading.
FoR THE HERALD.
Our Washington Letter.
HAYES, BLAINE, ANI THEiR INTER
VIEW-FRED DOUGLASS AND THE
COLORED RACE-THE RAID INTO
.EXCO, ETC., ETC.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
Interest.having been shown in the
receut interview between President
Hayes and Senator Blaine, they being
looked upon as representatives of two
portions of the -Republican party, your
correspondent earnestly endeavored to
gain full information on the subject.
Those who usually know the inconm
ings' and outgoings of the Senator were
unable to give any details, but several
of these gentlemen expressed the opin
ion that Senator B. would at an early
day take occasion to make his position
known, and thus afford to. his friends
and admirers a rallying point, and
that he had told the President- he!
should-do so. It is conceded by his
friends that the Senator will make a
fatal mistake if he permits the Sep
tember election to- pass without ex
pressing himself fully on the proper
future course of the party.
Indeed, it is plain that the Presi
dent, representing the spoils of the
party and being the author of a fixed.
and defined policy, would, undf ordi
nary circumstances, gain steadily, in
strength within the party.. Nothing
but the terrible bluuder of postponing
the extra session prevents this. Butt
the opposition must not expect the
President to go on making mistakes
just to please. them. Mr. Wade or
Senator Blaine must have a ."policy"
unless they are prepared, as a .few say
Mr. B. itsto let the dead past.burj its
dead, and to keep step to the music of
It is now pretty well settled -that
Fred Douglass will not be disturbed
in his office on account. of his abuse
of the people among whom his official
duties are performed. So'far asunown
no colored wan but Douglass has fond
favor in the sight of this Admiinistfa
tion. and it would be an ungraciones
thing to deprive him of the $12,000
per year conferred upon him. The
President's interest in. these people
seems to have died s.uddenly on the
evening of election. Contewplatirig
their condition under the Adminis
tration of the duly elected President,
he said that his heart bled for the
.poor bla.ck man in the South.
After making due allowance for ex
aggeration, it is believed the fillibus
tering movement on Mexico will be
the most formidable affair of the kind
since the Texan war of independenee:
pThe time is favorable, and the fact
that the legitimate President of Mex
ico is an exile, is anxious to return,
and looks favorably on the project,
may induce a class of men to take
part in it who would not otherwise do
Perhaps there is no more disagreea-I
ble office under Government than that
of Superintendent of the Bureau of
Engraving and Printing. .Twice or
thrice a year the eccentric legislatio.n
of Congress compels the employment
of a very large number of persons,
mostly women, and in a little' while
makes their discharge necessary. As
is known, previous to the late dis
charge of the six hundred, Secretary
Sherman announced that none would
be reinstated. He has been unable
to keep his word. .Many have bedn
restored. Political influence, the great
hardship of some of the eises, urgent
personal appeals by beautiful young
ladies, have been too much for the
superintendent and even for, flinty
hearted Secretary Sherman. In many
of these cases dischai-ge meant starva
tion or crime. RENO.o
I.B. LEONAD &IJO.
Corner of Pratt & Nance Streets,
-NEWDERRY, S. C.
Wholesale and Eetail Dealers in
Wiii AND I&UOI,
Of best brands and warranted.
.Vew S dIscelaaneous.
UNDSEY'S CLOTHES. POUNDER.
To rub and scrub from 7 A. M.
Till half past three;or fo t
Is enough to break anyun aq n k
And make their fingers sore.
To rub and scrub and ;rub and rub
From early morning till:night,
Is awful hard on a mortaT hub
To make dirty clothes look white.
Since Lindseys's Washer r-haie cd,
My washboard I have thrown aside;
The washings of a dozen men,
Are all out on the line by ten.
Washboards, farewell! I'd rather take
My chance upon some icy lake;
When thawing suns beginto shine:
Than trust to friendship such as thine.
Avaunt, thou ghost .of sei ,b,
With your weaiytg. igIi
Since Lindtey's Washer. without the rub,
Makes clean a hundred dirty d" I.
There are patents, issued in the washing
line and presented before the public, that
are cumbrous, complicated and illy adapted
to' secure the ends proposed, toivf: econo
my of time, saving of labor, and non-injury
of nateriakwashed; but we.are 4ispoped to
say, that the CLOTHES POUNDEE, presented
by B. F. .eiderson and A T. Ledford,
agents, will carry out wbal*is p _ _ d&l. It
is simple in its construction,- being nothing
more than an. inverted.fannel with an inner
case in the shape of an inverted 'pan; with a
tube in which is inserted a wooden handle.
It can be manipulated-by a boy A 0 years of
age, even a' delicate woman, as there is re
quired no gre.it physical power.
It has the advantage of hand washing in
this way, that you can ,wash out a whole tub
full of clothes at once, without the necpssity
of piece by piece. It washes 'clothes :rapidly
and cleanly. It washes clothes without in
jury to the texture, and does not interfere
with buttons by-beating them o A tab full
of clothes can be washed'out i' m 5 to20
minutes, or atthe pleasnreof *e operator, In
its management _iie washer is -rlieved from 4
the stooping<posture.required in hand wash
ing. Its very simpibiity is what raises the
doubt in people's mind of. its effectiveness.
Wirb all the various Washing Machinds pre
sented, all have failed to come up to the
mark; and while .his^ is not. petyet it
seems to us to meet the requirements de
manded, to a greater extent, 'th n such as
have been heretofore submit'tedi ~
We candidly believe it is, .tbngh simple,
a useful machine; effective: aideerviceable;
combining cheapness, econotn. of time, sav
ing of labor and non-injury to material, and
would, therefore, recommend it 'to the. con
sideration of the. heads of families ';eeding a
The agents for the State, BFE4j rson
and A. T. Ledford, will saisfy one by
actual demonstration of the e> toy of the
Clothes Pounder, and are prepared to sell
Family,.Township and .County.Rights to any
one wishing to purchase.
They will remain here for ten. days from
date, and "can be fonniYt -is. R. L. Brad
ley's. .. . - A, CITIZEN.
Tlire..undersigneY wi,nf? respectfully state
that B. F. Henderson, Agent of Lindsey's
Clothes Pounder, did, on 'dndsy, 2IstIay,
1877, at my hoase at Newbt7, se. with
oeof these maecjioes,w nd
fit odpiecesi onis lc
dresses, table cloths and general wearing
apparel, in three- hours' time, and from ap
macbines give good satisfaction and are all
that the Agent claims for them.
- . ..S.F. FAN'T..
We,-ft'eunde'rsigned, 'eipecifally say to
the public that we were present at a trial of
the~ Lindsey - Clothes Pounder, manipulated
by the agent, B. F. Henderson, aud aa in
three minutes he washed&s:tgl4Aggf dirty
clothes, to all appearances clean..
J. H. GAILLARD, Chibf PaRce.
ST ATE OFi SOUTW ~ROGENA,
COUNTYE OFN NR.
IN TPROBATE CGURT.
John M. Glymnph, assitrvilg Ad&fn1irator
'of the estate # 3Lem'neli Gipquil;- de
"ceased, Plaintiff, against. William U.
Hentz, as Administrator of thie ~te of
Flavius' Josephus,. :Gllymprg 'eased,
Nancy Feltman, Sallie Dickert, Ba man
Glymnph and Mary"Glymph, Dele ants.
.'CompfaintoDMaishnfl Asses, &cl
On hearing the pleaninsiheenssd on
motion of Mr..L. LJones, Elainiff's Attor
nev: :It is ordere'dTha'f the&oe'ditas of Fla
ves JosephuaGlyniph, deceased;be'elquired
to pder%in.and establish, tbhgr(agands,
on oaf,h tefore'this'Court,'pn or bef*ore the
fifteenth day-of'June; 167!I;iId that7 they
b' evjoined .fromn..instituitig Nggs for the
cdllectiori of th'eir~~ demans,exce~i this*
case. ., J. C0. LEA WP. -
May 18, 1877l. 2-t
STATE OF SOU'TH OAROL TA,
-.Ty James'a. feeahy,"robite Ebdge.
Whereas, James R1. Watts and'Whoda
Watts have made suit to sne,Lo grant them
Letters of Administration of the Estate and
effets of Mary M.- Boland, deened.
These are therefore to cite andadm4zonish
all and singular, the kindred and creditors
of the said deceased, 'that they be and
appear, .before:me,'in the Court of'Probate,
to be held at Newberry Court House, S.
C , on the 9th day of June nezi,^after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock- in the
forenoon, to shew cause, if any the ave,
why the said Administrationshou1dot be
granted. ,Given under my'Band, is22nd
day.oL May, Anno Domini, 1877..
JA MES C. LEAHY, J. r. . c.
Maiy 23, 21-2t.. -
L877. EREA L D- 1877.
AGENTS WANTED !
We desire to secure the sdivides-e' ener
etic ladiles, men, boys and girls .to..ea1vass
for the PEE DEE-HERALD, a largod trwanty
igt, columni fireside paper,pgpished at
Wadesoro', N. C.,' overy Wedneday. We
will pay cah,l for services. The subeci ition
price is so low that it Is no troubeto' t up
club. Subscription~ only One DolLr. Send
for circulars and specfimen copies if you
vish .to be an agent. A ddress:
JTNO T. PATRICK,
Wadesboro, N. C.
"H ERALD 0CO H .U ND J
We have, a ceomnpound tht we.guarantee
o mend broken-gIassware,Trookdrf-*are,
furniture, &c., scriVawill never cetee. apart.
[t-will also put a patch on a-shoe that' will
tick as tight as thoug it .was..sesvpd or
pegged-on. Ask your Druggist~oi-Merchant
for a bottle, or if they haven't got *-send
l5 eents to JT. T. Patriek. WadIesboro,. . C.,
Charlston, S. C. 'May 2421-1m.
SPARTANBURS, UKION & CWtMMSAt. R.
DOWN TRA1N. -'P TERAIN.
'Arrive. Leave Arre. Leave,
sprtanburg.... 9.30 a. mn.'40 p. m.n
Pac olet:......lf.25 lem.3V> '335 3.44)
Jone ville'..... 1.0 ;I1.15' - &.0 8.10
Unioville......12.09'~2i'p m. 1.Z0 2 20
a ntuc.........1l.5 1.10 -1.OTh 1.12
Fish Dam....... 1.45 14A7 12 3 a.m12 35
hieton........2.7 212 ' 32,08 12.12
yles' Ford......22 2.25 1148 . 11.50
tr others.........265 -.0 21.24' 11.30
Aiston.... . 3.45 - . 10.30
W. W. DA VIES. Superfatendent.
Annrounmce to their friends and ti-public
renerlly that they are now pes~eanently
oaedaTardst.and, n l0IQ9oo
OCatC(1 at 'larr:i;it!s p'.d 011
(O~~ wi:il a sthck o~