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WRITTEN FOR THE NEWBERRY HERALD.
If life, when crowned with health and length
And constant joy, to Truth and God appears
A weaver's shuttle flying through the loom,
Or wild swift day that hurries into gloom;
Oh! what is Youth-life's dearest, fleetest
A flower that fades, before its bloom is
Bright days, and bright because they hasten
On feet that touch not earth, as on they fly!
They shed a splendor in their onward flight,
One ray of hope, love, joy,-tben all is night.
Then why, young friend, since life is but a
The still swift current of a running stream,
And youth is transient as the clouds which
On sunset skies and gild the world below
Why linger still in memory's dreamy shade,
And mourn the hopes which blossom but to
If youth is gone and love which made it
Has left a gulf of ruin in tbJy breast,
Why o'er that gulf hang memory's spectral
To bring its hollow depths before the sight?
Why spend thy manhood in a ceaseless strife
To mar, not fix, th' unstable joys of life?
O vain delusion of the youthful brain!
O mad'ning draught of bitterness and pain!
Seductive promise of our early years,
That turns to ashes, or dissolves to tears!
Vain, vain and mocking hope that life will
A fairy dream of sweet serenity.
Say, does not Nature fan the fires of grief
And fledge the wings of joy to make it brief?
E. A. L.
T xARuA, May 29th, 1877.
Some Important Acts Ratified.
We shall, from time to time, and
as soon always as practicable publish
for the benefit of our readers all acts
of public interest passed by the Leg
islature. Below is the full text of
the new Jury Law:
AN ACT to provide for the drawing
of juries in certain counties, and to
amend the law in relation to the
drawing of juries.
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the State
of South Carolina, Low met and sit
ting in General Assembly, and by the
authority of the same :
SECTION 1. T.at in all counties of
the State where there has been a fail
ure to prepare proper and legal lists
of jurors for the year 1877, as pre
scribed by law, the board of jury
commissioners of the'said counties, or
a majority thereof, respectively, shall,
within twenty days. from the passage
of this act, prepare legal and proper
lists of jurors, and from the lists so
prepared all grand and petit jurorsre
quired by law for the said year 1877
shall be forthwith drawn, summoned
and returned, in the manner now pre
scribed by law ; and the jurors so
drawn shall serve at the general and
special terms of the court first follow
ing the time of such drawing, wheth
er' or not the same shall bave taken
place the number of days before such
general or special term now required
SEC. 2. When by reason of chal
lenge or otherwise there is a deficiency
in the number of grand or petit ju
rors duly drawn and summoned at
any term of the court in any county
of the State; the judge of the Circuit
Court shall order the board of jury
commissioners, or a majority thereof,
forthwith to attend in court, and to
draw, in the presence and under the
direction of the court, such number
of jurors as the court shall deem ne
cessary to fill such deficiency. The
jurors so drawn to reside within five
mniles of the courthouse. And when
drawn shall attend and serve during
the term. And no juror who has
been drawn to serve at any term of
the court shall be excused, except for
good and sufficient cause, upon affida
vits, which, together with his applica
tion, shall be filIed in the office of the
clerk of the court, and remain of re
cord. And no jurors shall be sum
nmoned from among the bystanders
other than in the manner herein pre
scribed ; and all acts and parts of acts
providing for the summoning of ju
rors from the bystanders are hereby
SEC. 3. That whenever, during any
year, in any county of the State, the
list of jurors prepared shall be ad
judged illegal or irregular, the judge
of the Circuit Court in and for said
county shall order the board of jury
commissioners, in and for said county
forthwith to prepare proper lists of
juirors after the manner prescribed by
law, and therefrom to draw all such
grana and petit jurors necessary for
such year, who shall be drawn, sum
woned and returned in the manner
prescribed by law, and shall serve in
like manner as if such lists had been
prepared during the month of Janu
ary in such year, and the said jurors
drawn therefrom at the time now re
qjuired by law.
SEC. 4. That when the jury lists
are prepared by the jury commission
ers for each year, they shall place in
a separate apartment in the jury box
the namnes of one hundred persons
qualified by law to serve as jurors,
who reside within five miles of the
Courthouse, from which shall be
drawn the jurors to supply the defi
cienc-ies provided for in the second
setion of this act : Provided, that
in the County of Riichl and, the num
ber of names to be placed in the sepa
rate apartmient heretofore provided
for shall be two hundred, and in the
County of Charleston three hundred.
SEc. 5. That all acts and parts of
acts iaconsistent with this act be, und
the same arc hereby, repealed.
THE AMERIcAN FARMER.-The June num
ber is at hand. presenting the usual comn
plete and varied index of seasonable contents
appropriate to the season and to the needs
of our farmers, who should not be without
the advice and suggestions of this now ven
c-rable farm journal. The use, the prepara
tion and the application of fertilizers is al
If Hemphill were as competent
Lnd faithful as a legislator as Mc
Einley, Moroso, Blackman and
Richardson are as newspaper re
>orters, his cut at them in his
peech Tuesday would not have
been so ridiculous as it was.
The Name of Washington.
As in evidence of the regard the
Americans feel for the father of his'
-ountry," there are thirty-four coun
ies and two hundred and five towns
ind villages in the United States
ind Territories named Washington.
We learn this from the Centen
M. L. Bonham, Jr., has assumed
editorial charge of the Ninety-Six
Oliver Hewitt, of Barnwell, Grand
Scribe of the Order of the Sons of
Temperance, died last Thursday.
The New York ierald is getting
out a second Odyssey. Kate Field
and Olive Logan will be the princi
pal authors of the work. The
scene is in London.
There has as yet been no great
battle between the Russians and
Turks. The two armies are still
stationed on opposite banks of the
Danube, and Russia does not seem
in a hurry to cross. There are ru
mors of peace negotiations.
A French painter named Courbet
who took a prominent part in pull
ing down the Vendome Column in
Paris during the reign of the Com
mune in 1871, was exiled from
France. He was offered the priv
ilege of returning on condition that
he would pay the government 300,
000 francs-860,000. A few days
ago he paid the money and returned
TUESDAY, JUNE 5.-SENATE.
Resolution to provide for a comn,is
sion to investigate the indebtedness of
the State was passed to third reading.
Bill to prohibit any person from
holding the position of trustee and
teacher in a public school at the sam~e
time; bill to prohibit the levy oif spe
cial school tax ; bill to prohibit sale of
seed cotton between sunset and sun
rise, and bill to repeal an act estab
lishing certain State Scholarships in
the S. C: University, were read third
A great deal of talk about pay of
HIOUsE.-Mr. Verner presented
Bill to iucorporate Walhalla CoMege.
Bill to fix the pay of members of
the General Assembly. Several long
speeches were made. Mr. Orr, (dem.
Anderson) was in favor of $600 and
20 cents mileage. Mr. Bradley, (dem.
Abbevilie) thought $400 and mileage
enough for both sessions. Mr. Ver
ner, (dem. Oconee) wanted $600 and
mileage. Mr. Hempghill, (demu. CJhes
ter) said $6 a day was good pay. Mr.
R. R. Hemophill, (dem. Abbeville)
wanted $600, and made a foolish at
tack on the newspaper reporters, who,
he said, "had taken a great deal of in
terest in the pay of the members, and
yet they each did not pay more than
3S .ents taxes." Mr. Hamilton, (rep.
Beaufort) favored $800.
Bill to reduce the fee forn dieting
prisoners to 30 cents a day, and bill
to utilize convict labor, were read
WEDNEsDAY, JUNE 6-ENATi
The following Bills were read a third
time: bill to raise a committee to in
vestigate the indebtedness of the
State; bill to amend the practice of
the Courts in relation to Executions.
The Conference Committee on bill
to fix pay of members reported that
they had agreed to recede from the
following of its amendments : amend
ment proposing to strike out 881,400
and inserting $105,000 ; amendment
proposing to pay the Solicitors and
Attorneys in attendance $8 a day in
stead of $5. They also recomm ended
that the bill be so amended as to pay
aeh member $300 for the last session
and $300 for this session; provided,
hat no member sworn ini since Dec.
23, 1876, shall receive more than $300
or both sessions-made special order
HIOUsE.-Resolution to impeach
Wright was offered, and adopted by
rots of 75 to 23.
THURSDAY, JUNE 7-SENATE.
Rouse resolution directing the Attor
iey General to institute proceedings to
est the validity of the election of Cir
uit Judges-agreed to.
The Senate decided to receive $400
or the regular session and $200 for
he extra session.
HoUsE.-The concurrence of the
Seuate in the House provision denying
>ay to the MJackey members for last
ession produced great surprise on the
1epublican side of the House, sever
a wmemr on that sid protesting-.
It was resolved that the unexpended
balauce of the 10 per cent. levy be
paid into the Treasury-the amount
Judiciary Committee reported favor
ably on bill to establish Ninety-Six A
County-postponed to next session.
The hour for electing a Judge for
the 5th Circuit having arrived the
Senators came in and a ballot was ta
ken with the following re'ult : J. B.
Kershaw, 128 votes; S. W. Melton, 2.
The resolution to impeach Judge 1
Wright was adopted by 75 to 23, and e
Messrs. Hamilton and Verner were I
appointed a Committee to go to the d
Bar of the Senate, in the name of the
House of Representatives and of South
Carolina, and impeach Judge Wright
for high crimes and misdemeanors. n
They did so. .
FRIDAY, JUNE 8-SENATE.-The 1
Senate went into election for a mem- 0
ber of the School Book Commission.
Prof. Jas. H. Carlisle was chosen.
Messrs. Meetze, Walker and With- t
erspoon were elected by the Senate on
the commission to investigate the
HOUSE.-The Chair appointed as
committee to conduct the impeach
ment of Judge Wright, Messrs. Blue,
Sheppard, Orr, Aldrich and J. J.
Adjourned sine die.
Fox THE HERALD.
Our Washington Letter. -
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
June 6, 1877.
I am just now !ooking at the Re- t
publican party and Ben Butler, some
what as the Rev. Mr. Battles, of Ban
gor, looked at his wood.pile and the
dissipated atheist who was cutting it
up. "I can rejoice in the man's
labor," said Mr. Battles, "though I
can't endorse his theology or commend
his morals." Butler is just now in a
position for which nature and expe
rience have peculiarly fitted him.
Incapable of achieving a national fol
lowing, though abler and more honest
than many who have done so, he has
acquired an acid turn of mind that
makes him rejoice in the errors and
frailties of more successful men.
Bolder and more reckless than other
prominent Republicans, he will call
black black and green green. With a
vast store of knowledge of Republican
party history, and of Republican poli -
ticians, he is able to enlighten any of
us as to the true inwardness of things
as they once stood and as they now
hang. He is preparing for what,
whether timid politicians follow him ~
or not, he will make one of the warm
est fights in our party history.
At an.interview last evening with
District men here who wished his
infuence with Ha,yes for the appoint- I
ment of a R.epublican to an office here,
General Butler said if their friend was
to succeed he must have the influence ~
of WY. W. Corcoran and Gen'l John
B. Gordon. These are excellent gen
tlemen and Democrats by nature and
associations, yet Butler came nearer
the truth than usual in assigning to
them a high place in the regard of ~
Mr. Hayes and great influence with
We may confidently look for a full
and early expression of Butler's feel- ~
ings and stat.ement of what he knows I
and thinks and guesses about the
President and his supporters. If the
politics of the country were in a more
settled state, his ecbaracter would make I
him comparatively powerless, but at C
this time ii know of no man more dan- 1
gerous to the Republican party.
The recent order of the President ~
to General Ord to pursue Mexican ~
marauders into Mexican territory ~
whenever he thinks it necessary, seems C
to be an unwarranted as it is certainly ~
an unprecedented order. It may not ~
be that the President designs to bring ~
on a war and acquire territory-to
"water the stock" of the country, as I
they say in Wall Street-but it looks ~
much as if he intends to do0 so. He
may believe that restless spirits North J
and South will be ready to support a
him in s!uch a movement, and that C
prospective use for the army will pre- ~
vent its reduction when Congress C
meets. One-tenth of the force that a C
war with Mexico would render neces
sary would protect the bordeF sett!ers
from harm, and would still allow the I
expected reduction in the army. I C
say nothing of the spirit a great nation
would exhibit in 5'bulldoig" a weak
one, for a universal sense of justice
will suggest to every one the meanness
of such a course. t
So far as the apparent contradiction i
between General Garfield and MIr. o
Gibson, of the New York Sun, is con- V
cerned,it Enay be said that there is no
doubt Gibson is substantially correct, t
and that President Hayes stated in n
writing that he wished Garfield to t
withdraw from the contest for the h
Senatorship in Ohio, intimnating, if d
not positively stating, that the influ- .
ene of the Administration-which iU
the President then thought would be d
powerful-would be given to Garfield a
for the Speakership. That Garfield a
should equivocate is not strange ; but P
Gibson is one of the most conscientious si
men who write from this city. Any- s
thing like falsehood is not in his line. t(
Besides, others saw the President's b
letter. and their recollection of its -
contents, soon to be published, will c
substantiate Gibson's statement. a
MARIA DE MEDICI.--In a narrow, wretch- t
ed little street in the famous city of Cologne. d
and within a stone's throw of its magnificent c
cathedral, stands a mean, low, weather
beaten house, which is one of the land-marlks -a
of history, for here died in quad misery al
one of the most famous women of which
istory contains any record. She was driven I
ou fFac yhrso n eaeawn
outin ofugitie ne succsind bemgalan- b
ein andugitiverand drvession Egaway
ermanyei canie Swillrlast droesherte awy.
roteronnc, a tdig, atlse fudsere way ft
veryone, siand thin, shetund he r c
a m n n aa in a rt -e ta-. -,
FOR THE HERALD,
croadbrinm's New York Letter.
Foreign Traveler's Impressions-The Mc
Carthy Trial-Fletcher Harper's Death
The White Whale--Decoration Day
Theaters, Ministers, etc., etc.
An intelligent traveler from the
liji Islands-or Nova Zembla, visit.
ag the city of New York at the pres
nt time, if he were to take the baud
ills and posters which ornament our
Lead walls and fences as his guide be
7ould never suspect that he was in
he great metropolis of America. He
3ight probably fall into the error of
nany very experienced travelers, and
iuagiue that lie was in some capital
f Italy or France, the names have
uch a decided Centennial flavor. I
iave a list of three hundred and six
y-seven posters which I have collect
d within the last five months, and it
s my intention, if my life is spared,
,fter I get them properly collated and
lassified, to present them to the New
Cork Historical Association to be in
orporated in a grand work, which it
s my intention to finish in time for
ur next Centennial, entitled "Curi
sities of American Literature." I
ook at handbill No. 1, and it calls for
n early meeting of the "Michael
)onovan Guards." No. 2 requests
he early attention of the "Denni.
1cCarthy Association." No. 3 in.
orms us that the "Patrick O'Flaher.
y Pick Nick" takes place on the 6th
f June, and No. 4 that the "Darby
elly Rangers" will take their annual
xcursion to Coney Island on June
6th. Nine other excursions follow
n quick succession, and the names
ire equally interesting and suggestive.
[he "Terry Shea Association," the
Felix Driscoll Association." the
'Alderman Hennisy Association,"
he "Mike Murphy Coterie," the
'William Finni-an Social Club,"
'O'Neil Light Guard," etc., etc., etc.
[ill I looked carefully over this list
: was not aware that our foreign pop
ilation was composed so largely of
:talians and Frenchmen,-this how.
ver is an inexcusable oversight in
he intelligent special correspondent.
For the past ten days a church trial
as been going on here which has
>een marked by an asperity and vul
;arity unparalleled in the history of
hristian investigations. It is true
hat some of the old-time saints were
ot over choice in the selection of their
'ernacular; but these modern apostles
,pened a wevelation of Billingsgate,
rhich was as grievous as it was shock
og-liar, fraud, cheat, and such other
erins equally endearing and instruc.
ive were bandied about between these
ious gladiators. I know not which
o award the palm of vulgarity to,
r. Sweetzer or Mr. McCarthy; but
ertainly the Universalist Church has
Lo pa'rticular reason to feel proud of
ither of its chosen representatives.
The present week will be memorable
or the death of Fletcher Harper, the
ast of the four brothers who founded
he great publishing firm of Harper
rothers. I suppose it is safe to say
hat there is not a house in the United
tates which contains a half dozen
ooks, but one of them bears the ima
rint of the Harpers. it is impossi.
ile to estimate the influence which
is firm has had upon our character
.s a nation ; I do not refer to their
olitical views, but simply in their
haracter of honest, Christian pub.
sher8 of a style of literature of which
ny nation might feel proud. There
re several great publishing firms in
he United States,-in Boston, Phila
elphia, St. Louis, Chicago, and
thers,-but no one of them ever stood
a prominently before the public as
he great firm, the last brother of
hich has passed away this week.
~horoughly honest, upright, and just,
e leaves no representative in the firm
ehind him better or worthier than
iself, and it will be fori.nato for the
nior members, who now represent
be house, if, after the lapse of half a
entury. they shall be worthy of as
ood an epitaph as that which pos
rity will inscribe on the tombstone
f this dead Christian gentleman.
New York is jubilant just now, for
re have a white whale. None of your
orposes or skipjacks, but a genuine
!d blower-just such a fellow as
iight have carried Jonah about in his
ack parlor, and then have had lodg
>g to let~ in the two upper stories.
remember, about a quarter of a cen
ary ago, when I was young and fool
;h (I don't know that I have got
ver the last half of it yet), I was
andering down Broadway, Barnum's
Lmerican Museum was then where
e Herald office is now. I looked
p, and was immediately attracted by
1c magnificent portrait of a lovely
Ldy about twenty feet high, the only
rawback about her general put-up
eing that she sported a fish's tail
short, she was a mermaid, or a sea
amsel. Yes, that is what she was,
od I think one of the worst sells I ever
t' in my life. I have no particular
rej udice against fish-tom-cods or lob
er, cat-fish or suckers, it's all the
tine to me-but I always did object
fishy women. I stepped up to the
x.office, disbursed an honest quarter
-that quarter was the constant ac
imulation of several previous weeks,
3d was originally intended for pa
iotic investment on the coming
ourth of July. I passed in to see
xe mighty woman-fish or fish-woman
sporting herself in the briny waves.
n arriving at the second floor, I saw
little glass case about two feet long,
id in it a wretched little mummy
ithi a monkey's head and a stickle
tek's tail, which looked as though it
id ceased to exist before Noah wvent
to the ark. I never forgave Barnum
r robbing me of that quarter. It
Dresented my sole available fu~ds;
TIHOS. F. GRENEKER, EDITORS.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
W\TEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1877.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fan
ily Newspaper, devoted to the material in
terests of the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad- }
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
Whipper vs. Reed.
In the Supreme Court Thursday
the case of the negro Whipper,
claiming to be Judge of the 1st
Circuit came up, and the complaint
Judge J. B. Kershaw.
The people of the 5th Judicial
Circuit have great reason to rejoice
at the election of Gen. Kershaw as
Judge of that Circuit. No man
better qualified to fill the position
could have been chosen.
Adjourned Saturday. The "Sal
ary Grab" of $800 for the two se3
sions did not pass; but the mem
bers who advocated it are just as
much to blame as if it had passed
The pay for the two sessions was
fixed at $600. Hereafter the pay
will be $5 a day.
Hon. Sam'l Dibble, just elected
to the Legislature from Orange
burg, was the first and only grad
uate of Wofford College, Spartan
burg, S. C., at the first Commence
ment twenty-three years ago.
Wofford has a pretty fair sprink
ling of alumni in the House. The
following we are acquainted with,
(there may be others): J. T. Austin
and J. Walter Gray, from Green
ville ; Jno. W. Holmes, from Barn
well; J. B. Humbert, from Lau
rens; Charles Petty, from Spartan
burg, and R. W. Simpson, from
Anlerson. None of these are lo
quacious, but are classed among
the most influential and respected
members, on account of their good
sense and sterling qualities.
This speaks well for Wofford.
Isn't it, that the men in the Legis
lature who are insisting on big
pay for themselves are the very ones
who insist on not paying anything
on the public debt ? Now, look at
their reasoning : They say, we are
not responsible for this fraudulent
debt contracted by the radical
Legislature, and it should not be
paid, but when they talk about their
own pay they talk about what the
law allows them-a law passed by
this same radical Legislature. They
succeed in striking out the .5:h sec
tion of the Appropriation bill, which
provides $270,000 for payment of
interest on the public debt; but
when the vote is taken on the ques
tion of 8500 or $800 for their own
pay, they vote for the $800 all the
It does look as if a large number
of the members of both branches
were legislating strictly in their
own interest, and as Col. Conner,
of Abbeville, intimated in a speech
the other day, the people at large
have begun to think the same thing.
The Newspap~ers and the Sala
Nearly if not all the papers in
the State, the dailies especially,
have been ontspoken in.their criti
cism of those members of the Le
gislature who have been insisting
on such big pay for their services.
Some of the members say they are
not afraid of the papers. The last
exhibition of this sort of courage
was made by R. R. Hemphill, of
Abbeville, last Tuesday. He -seem
ed to be awfully mad because news
paper reporters took so much in
terest in the pay of members, and
twitted these young men on their
poverty. We have never heard of
anything more out of taste than
Mr. Hemphill's remarks. Suppose
these young reporters and corres
pondents are poor ; does that unfit
them for informing the public what
takes place ? It should be remem
bered that the correspondents only
communicate facts and occurrences
to their papers, and the editors ap
prove or condemn. So, this venge-1
ful ire against the correspondents
is easily understood; it shows that
the truth hurts ; it shows that some
legislators are very anxious to get
the 8800-yes, and would gladly
take $1,200-but they don't want
tb~ ~~ai~ie to know it. Tt mht I
but a real, live, genuine blubberer.
He has just been secured by the
Aquarium-which is now one of the
established institutions of the town
and an old lady from Maine, who was
viewing the monster as he rolled about
in his tank, said "she'd jest like to git
on the inside on him for a few min
nits, to see how Jonas felt." The
proprietors of the whale have the mat
ter under consideration.
There seems to be a perfect mania
for suicide. Not among the wretched
and unfortunate alone, but with a class
of people who seem to have everything
to bind them to life. The other day
a young girl, beautiful, educated, loved
and respected, talented beyond the
average of her sex, took her own life
because she did not think it worth
preserving. She had positively no
known cause for her rash act. And
last week a young physician, rich,
educated, surrounded by the most
estimable family influences, killed him
self because he had nothing else to do.
It is not in our own country alone; it
seems to be an epidemic all over Eu
rope, and it would be well for some of
our scientific experts to devote their
time to the investigation of this fatal
malady, and see if in the heavens or
the earth they cannot find a remedy.
Decoration Day has broken the
monotony of the week with the holiest
festival in the season of flowers.
From this time forth it will cease .to
have the peculiar distinctiveness
which has characterized it in the
past, for yesterday in New York saw
it celebrated alike by the Blue and
the Gray. The men who faced each
other on the bloody sides of South
Mountain; who were locked in the
death-grapple in the charnel of Chan
cellorsville; the warriors who stormed
the heights of Missionary Ridge and
the desperate veterans who strove in
vain to repel their terrible charge, on
Wednesday were commingled togeth
er. On that day it is safe to say that
there was hardly a known grave of
one who fell in battle but received its
tribute of flowers, and, as usual,
Brooklyn furnished her weekly sensa
tion by inviting Roger A. Pryor of
the Confederate army to speak at the
decoration service. General Pryor is
the man who was most active at the
opening of the rebellion.. Ic was he
who went off in an open boat to de
mand the surrender of Fort Sumter,
and from his activity and character
he may be regarded as a representa
tive man. He is now practicing law
in Brooklyn, and is universally re
spected. It is the first time since the
war that there has been this public
affiliation and recognition, and I trust
it marks an era in our national his
tory which shall be but the beginning
of a blessed and a lasting peace. This
day was beautiful-there was a gen
eral' suspension of business. Every
body, inen,. women and children, were
loaded with flowers for their peaceful
and holy tribute. As the beautiful
procession filed into Greenwood and
my heart was filled with most glorious
and patriotic associations to see my
old comrades march past-just as my
eyes began to brim over, and my vest
began to feel about two sizes too small
for my swelling heart, I experienced a
shock very much akin to being plunged
in a tub of cold water, to see the tail
end of the beautiful procession brought
up by two advertising wagons. On'
one wais "John McIntire's patent
carpet-beating machine," and on the
other, "Higgin's laundry soap." For
a moment I felt savage-all sorts of
wicked cuss words rose to the surface.
I sometimes feel that I am not an ex
emplary Christian, and that possibly
I may never have experienced a tho
rough change of heart ; but if [ could
have got hold of those two fellows
then I would have pounded one of
them to death in his own carpet-beat
ing machine and I would have choked
the other with a bar of his own laun
Summer is upon us at last, general
business good. The majority of the
theaters are looking to the summer
vacation, and all of our ten and twenty
thousand dollar ministers are packing
their valises for the valleys or the
hills ; those whose throats &re tender
find the atmosphere of the Holy Land
beneicial, while others troubled with
eacoethes loquen di are recommended to
the air of Paris and London. Hoping
they may all enjoy themselves, I am,
FOR THE HERALD.
Revival at Williamston.
WILLIAMSTON, S. C.,
June 7, 1877.
MESSRS. En1TcoRs: I am happy to
hronicle the fact, that the Baptist
pulpit of our little village, has been
filled ably and well for ten days or more
by Revs. J. K. Mendenhall and G.
W. Gardner. Their labors were sig
nally blessed, many conversions being
he happy result. It was our privi
lege to sit under the ministration of
hese worthy divines, one ripe in ex
erience, having spent years in the
lorious service of his Master, the other
ut recently enlisted in the apostolic
ranks. Day after day, night after
ight, they told with irresistible love
ad tenderness, the precious story of
esus and His cross-while hearts
owed down in mingled joy and sor
row, crying in piteous accents:
Saviour wilt thou not be mine,
Lord, accept me, I am thine.
Much interest was manifested by
the entire community, forgetting name
r denomination, they met on the broad
platform of christianity hand to hand,
houlder to shoulder, pressing on to
the "green hills of God, the pearled
alled howe of the blest ;" while the
olden harps of Heaven were swept by
agelic hands, as higher and higher
rose the triumphant cry, rejoice for
the Lord has found His sheep. May
we have the pleasure of welcoming
of souls, and a saint's diadem crown
them in heaven.
Then when life's tasks here are o'er,
And they regch the golden shore,
May they enter in that rest,
Which remalneth for M,e blest.
FOR THE HERALD.
From the Seaboard to the
About thirty years ago the German
Colonization ociety purchased 30,000
acres of virgin forest- i old Pickens,
and cutting a way for the sun to shine
through its halls, set Walhalla as a
"bright particular star" at the base of
the Blue Ridge, to point the weary
wanderer from the Fatherland to a
peaceful valley in the West, where he
might feast upon the inspiration of a
new world-drink in new truths and
beauties from her pure air and health
giving waters, generated and distilled
from the waves of mingled mist and
ether which, limning the blue bul
warks that lift their curtains high
above the city, vibrate and flow from
the majestic heights in never-endiog
currents upon .the fruitful earth be
And there a devoted colony, erect
ing their standards, pressed forward
in the peaceful paths of prosperity as
only the prudent, frugal, genial Ger
Walhalla grew apace under the gen
erous guidance of the lamented Wag
ener, and when about to grace and
crown her work in tesselated pave
ments of iron, that, from the rich
vales and projecting plateaus adja
cent; from the fertile plains and broad
prairies of the far West. and from
the "Golden Gate" of the Pacific,
teeming trains should bring in their
treasures of grain-their bountiful
stores of bread and meat-their con
signments of goods, wares and mer
chandise-to save an hundred thous
and dollars. per annum to Pickens,
Ooonee and Anderson, to Abbeville,
Laurens and Newberry ; -to radiate in
wealth to the State from Columbia,
and to make Charleston a commercial
centre of the first magnitude, one of
those dreadful "overturns" begotten
of prejudice and envy, of passion and
of pride, lays it red, ruthless and re
morseless hand upon the implements
of peace, and making them contraband
of war, with all its appaling sequences,
runs the ploughshare of ruin through
out the State, leaving her torn and
despoiled from the mountains to the
It was at this time that the thought
was afloat of deepening Charleston
harbor by closing one of her channels
and then, by a system of jetties and
dredging, give the beautiful bay and
its bar water enough to float the heav
iest ocean steamers, and to make
Charleston, (midway between Norfolk
and Pensacola,) a mighty metropolis
and rendezvous for the South Atlantic
Albeit, Walhalla and her sister com
munities stand now in the dawn of a
new day ; and, with a climate unsur
passed for health, and abounding in
all the resources that will make up a
wealth of stock-raising, mining and
manufacturing; grape, grain, grass
and fruit-growing, with a multiple of
new enterprises, a large and prosper
ous population will fill the country
and develop its resources.
True, that she has been defeated in
her railroad, that she misses the dust
of the man who was her best friend,
and will deplore the departure of her
college. Yet, these are not' forever
lost. Incoming wealth and its de
mands will build her railroad, and her
children, rising up, will erect a monu
ment over the spot where lay the
ashes of their beloved Wagener, to
emulate a faith sublime and heroic
duty done ; and establishing and en
dowing seats of learning, meet and
welcome the mighty tide of imni
gration that must ere long sweep into
and enrich the Piedmont Belt of the
WYalhalla (including West-Union
and Middle-way) is three miles long,
yet not quite so wide. Her broad
and handsome street is abundantly
supplied with water to satiate the
thirst of the fire-fiend, and in this she
rivals sister towns of greater .breadth
and opulence. Some of the best farms
and farmers are to be found in that
region. The fields show high tilth,
and that the owners know the value of
deep plowing, pulverization and .the
proper application of plant-food, to
gether with drainage, rotation and
diversity of crops and culture.
While at WaIhalla I was reminded
f the figure which, in substance, gives
he idea of a city whose streets are
illed with old men leaning upon the
taff, while little children play about
them. This, of course, is not literally
rue of Walhalla; yet I saw quite a
umber of handsome children of small
er and larger growth, and old men and
women, too; some of whoin I had
nown long before the "flood of years''
which hac. come and gone with the
war, and wrho, having many cares and
much soriow, still show the freshness
and elasti:ity of yore.
Well, Walhalla, long may the bright
~un shine through your beautiful hall;
aking it, 'ndeed, a Guild of delight
o all. G. H. R.
PETERsoN's MAGAZINE for July is on our
able, ahead as usual of all others. The prin
ipal steel engraving, "Cherry Ripe," after
eyer Von Bremen, is one of the most beau
iful we have ever seen,even in this magazine.
'hen follows 'a mammoth colored steel fash
on plate, with tive figures, a miracle of love
iness. In addition to this, there are some
wenty other engravings of fashions. There
re also colored patterns of butterflies and
lowers for applique embroidery, be3ides a
ozen or more other patterns in crochet, em
roider.y, &c., &c., for the work-table. Mrs.
ooper begins a powerful novelet, "Blue
eard's Closet;" Mrs. Stephens continues
er "Dependent Cousin," a story which _is
lone worth the subscription price; and in
addition, Frank Lee Benedict, and the author
of Thbe Second Life" have thrilling tales;
while all the res t are far above those usually
ound in periodicals. "Peterson," in f'act,
is celebrated for its stories. This is, un
loubtedly the cheapest and best of the lady's
boos. and it combines more attractions
FOR THE HERALD.
I've been gathering ferns on the hillside,
Ferns of the loveliest green.
They grow deep down in the shadow,
The cleft of rocks between.
I mused as I gathered the treasures,
Of one who had long been dead,
And fancied I heard the leaves rustle,
'Neath the weight of his manly tread.
He had taught me to climb grey hilltops,
To list the thunder's fierce roar,
To skim in a boat o'er the water,
My laugh keeping time with his oar.
Then we gathered ferns from the hillside,
In rear of the dear old home.
But far, far away he lies sleeping,
And the ferns I gather alone.
But their delicate fronds as I press them,
Each whisper this sermon to me,
Wait thou in patience, and meekness,
Thy peerless brother thon'lt see
Just beyond, where streets all golden,
Awaiting the weary feet,
Where the angels' glad hallelujahs
Wayworn pilgrims greet.
These thoughts come to me in the gloaming,
When the harp of memory plays,
Like "Allan Bane," prophetic bard,
Sweet songs of bygone days.
Williamston, S. C.
J. N. MARTIN & CO.,
J. I. CARDWELL'S
Thresher and Separator.
June 13, 24-2t.
RUBBER BELTING and LACE
Best 3 ply Rubber Belting 2, 2f, 3, 4, 5
at:d 6 inch. Superior quality Lace Leather,
in q utities to suit.
Any width Belting furnished at short
notice. All at low prices for Cash.
At S. P. BOOZER'S
June 12, 187'l-24-St.
H. A. BURNS
Has opened at ho old stand of W. H.
Dickert, and will keep on hand
And a choice lot of
CONF ECTION ERIES,
CICARS AND TOBACCO.
gg" Special attention given to Parties
June 18, 24--3m.
Shai[ and Hir Culing
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Respe~ctfully announces that he has open
ed in his new room next door to his former
place, where he will be pleased to serve
his old customers and the public.
June 13, 24-tf.
B ARNES' FOOT POWER
1with which Builders,
C iand M r Wagn
mniscellaneous work can
compete as to QUA.uTT
AND PRICE with steam
power manu also
Amateur's sple,saw -
blades, fancy wosand
designs. Say where yon read this and send
for cataogeand prces. W. F. A'JoHN
BARasEs. ~E kford, Wnebago Co., Ill.
June 13, 24-6m.
Distressed and dull feeling after Eating, Dys
pepsia and Indigestion cured by
SIMOoNS' HEPATIC COM
POUND or LIVER
-ONE dose after
a hearty meal
woould caus ae
all the. diges
tive organs to
Livrawork in har
the dinner a
- benefit instead
of a curse to
CUR E and evehm
next one with
i a, 1 a keen pe
of this life are dearly prhased, oigto
the evils following in thei train.
Dyspepsia, Indigestion and Heartburn are
natural followers of good living, but te
are not all-powerful; with a bottle of-SM
MiONS' HEPATIC COMPOUND near athand,
the "Ban Vivant" -may eat, 11rink and be
satisfied, resting in the assurance that the.
languor and headache of the next dycan
be overcome byone dose of SIMOS
HEPATIC COMPUND. Try them at once
and be convinced that two of asgreat curses
as ever troubled the "Amerncan Peope"
Dvspepsia and Indigestion-can be ced.
For sale Wh'ol.sale and Retail b
DE. S. F. FAN,
POPE & WARDLAW,
DR. W. F. PRATT,
DR. W. E. PELHAM,
DOWIE & MoISE, Proprietors, Charleston,
S. C. It.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
By James C. Leahy, Probatte Judge.
Whereas, George J. Black hath made
suit to me, to grant him letters of Admin
stration' of the Estate and effects of John
These are therefore to cite -oid admonish
ll and singular, the kindred and creditors
of the s-aid deceased], that they be and
appear, belore me,. ini the Court of Pro
bate, to be held at Newberry Court House,
S. C., on the 28th day of June next,
fter pubulication hereof, at 11 o'clock in
the forenoon, to shew cause, if any they ___
ave, why the said Admiinista'ation should
not be granted. Given under my Hand,
his 9th day of June, Anno Domini,
J. C. LEAIHY, J.-r. x. c.
June 1, 2~ 4-2t,
A Good Thing to Hare in the
NON-EXPLOSIVE AND UNBREAKABLE
AMPS AND CHIMNEYS.
For sale by DR. W. E. PELHAM,
.fld J. P. MANUM.
Junie G, 23-3t.
I am now prep.~red to cut and make