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Special and Local.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 15, 1877.
INDEX TO NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
L. B. Maffett-Notices.
The People's Journal-Gold.
Keenan Brothers-Columbia Hotel.
Rev. Geo. W. Holland-Newberry College.
J. E. Adger & Co.-Hardware and Cutlery.
H. A. Barns-Ice Soda Water and Lemon
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CROCKERY, ETC.-Now that provi
sions have come down, and everybody
has plenty to eat, the next thing in or
der is to getsotnething nice to put the
eatables irn. Kingsland & Heath will
supply these articles, of the very best
quality, and at the most reasonable
rates. They keep a large and select
stock of China, Glass and Tinware, and
fancy articles generally.
Opposite Columbia Hotel, Columbia,
We ha& for sale one of Daniel F.
Beatty'sceleb'ted Pianos (or Organs),
manufactured t Washington, N. J.,
that will be disp of at a great bar
gain. The reputatioirQf these instru
ments is wellestablished>- or particu
lars apply at this office. N4-tf.
IS YOUR LIFE WORTH 10 CENTS'?
Sickness prevails everywhere, and
verybody complains of some disease
during their life. When sick, the object
is to get well; now to say plainly that
no person in this world that is suffer
ing with Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint
and its effects, such as Indigestion,
Costiveness Sick Headache, SOW Stom
ach, Heartburn, palpitation of the
-Heart, Depressed Spirits, Biliousness,
etc., can take GREEN's AUGUST FLOWER
without getting relief and cure. If you
doubt this, go to your Druggist, Dr.
W. E. Pelham, and get a Sample Bot
tle for 10 cents and try it. *Regular
size 75 cents. Two doses will relieve
REFER -to advertisement of Good
Books for.the Farm 'and Garden, and
also to that of the Dispensatory of the
United States. Any of these books will
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Books of aBl kinds at regular publishers'
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ADVERTISE.-Advertise and let the
people of the County see that Newberry
is a live town, and that her merchants
have goods to sell an'd mean to sell
them. If you cannot afford to contract
for a hundred dollar advertisement as
in the good old days, send in a fifty
' cent one. .No matter how small the
price or the notice,-send it in and show
that there is life in the town. Make a
run on something, if it's only dried.cod
fish or dried apples, and 'draw custom
by which other merc'lanidise will be
Several articles-books, papers, md
sic, &c., which were ordered by special
request, remain uncalled for at the
HER ALD Book Store. Parties who have
so ordered will please call, settle for
the same and take them away.
Hereafter no goods will be ordered
unless the price be deposited. 24 tf.
To THE LADIEs.-New and beautiful
sheet music, comprising Songs, Duetts,
Choruses; Waltzes, &c., at publishers'
prices at the Herald Book Store.
To THE~ BOYs.-A few copies of De
Witt's Base Ball Guide for 1877, Tbis
book is an authority. -Call at once and
L To YouisG MEN ANDr MAID)ENs who
write -Billet Doux, the Herald Book
5Book Store is the place. where can be
~found.paper and envelopes in the pret
tiest boxes imaginable.
To SCHOOL BOYS AND GumLs.-If yOu
want slates, copy books, pens, pencils,
books, pocket inkstands, &c., ask for
them at the Herald Book Store.
TO THE PUBtIC.-At the Herald
Book Store can be found the best of
paper and envelopes, and every other
article 'of stationery used in this sec
When Edward Scholtz repairs your clock~
or watch it is warranted for one year. Try
him. Satisfaction guaranteed. 35-1y
Mr. J. B. Counts will accept our
thanks ior some very large, fine peach
WORK THE ROADs.-The County
Commissioners have done a good thing
in ordering the roads worked.
Warren Chambers will please accept
our thanks for the finest cabbage and
water melon we have had this year.
THomPSON, Dentist, square above Post
THAT COmi.-Mr. Boone's coin that
we spoke odf last week bears date-of
1721, instead of' 1729, being therefore
156 years old.
"A stitch in time saves nine." One
25 or 50) cent bottle of Shriner's Bal
samic Cough Syrup may blockade con
sumption's way and save you from an
early grave. 23-2t.
FAILED.-There must have been
some concerted agreement last week
on the part of item gatherers-not a
single section sent a dot. What's the
matter, gentlemen?. Wake up.
Thistles require radical treatment, to
remove them, and so do Boils and Pim
ples. Dr. Bull's Blood Mixture is .a
radical blood searcher curing all skin
Bvsu RIYER.-There was a large
attendance at Bush River, Sunday. The
Church was filled to overflowing.
Two sermons were preached by the
por, Rev W. TL Rice
AN UNDUTIFUL SON-IN-LAW.-Marlk
Conner, colored, was lodged in jail Mon
day for stealing $43.75 from Nellie
Grazier, his mother-in-law. He will
be tried at the Sessions.
NO FENCE.-A petition for an election
on the fence law is being gotten up in
Reeder Township, No. 5. Sixty names
had been signed to the petition Monday,
and the remaining fifteen will be ob
TrrANKis-For an invitation to the
Ball at Glenn's Springs the 16th inst.
Sorry we can't go.
By a typographical error Col. Suber's
name appears among the Senior mana
gers, instead of the Junior.
REGULATOR.-Mr. Edward Scholtz
has received a large mahogony case for
his regulator, to supply the place of the
one destroyed by the fire. The case
alone cost $50. This regulator is wound
up every six months.
OH, FOR JUDGE MACKEY!-There
are twenty-nine prisoners in Newberry
jail awaiting trial at the next Court of
Sessions. Judge Mackey will have his
hands full when he comes. Court be
gins the first Monday in September.
PROSPERITY TAXPAYERS.-We learn
from the Temperance Standard that
nineteen-twentieths of the people who
paid taxes to the County Treasurer at
Prosperity the 6th and 7th inst., paid in
full. $1,375 were collected in a day
and a half.
BELMONT RIFLEs.-This is the name
of a company organized recently near
Longshore's. It consists of seventy
members, with the following officers:
T. J. Maffett, Captain; J. B. Clary, 1st
Lieutenant; D. S. Johnson, 2nd- Lieut
enant; T. M. Lane, 3d Lieutenant.
OTHER OLD CoINS.-Since our no
tice last week of Mr. Boone's Mexican
Dollar, 156 years old, another gentle
man has shown us a coin still older.
It is an English shilling, bearing date
1703, being therefore 174 years old.
He has another 152 years old, and sev
eral over 140.
COTTON PICKING.-A gentleman
om the country, passing Mr. Jas.
Meieth's place on Monday, reports
that heaw the latter picking cotton.
On Saturday afternoon we walked
through his otton field and saw
many open bolU. He has. the best
bolled cotton we have y$t seen.
OPEN CoTToN.-The first bolNof open
cotton was laid on the HERALD table
on Wednesday morning, the 8th, by Mr.
Jas. O. Meredith, of Helena. He takes
the first prize. If he can get out the
first bale we hope he may get 25 cents
per pound for it.
Mr. W. M. Miller, of Saluda Old
Town, sent in one the next day.
FIr-HRE POUNDER.-Dr. Homer
P. Tarrant, of Augusta, Ga., every wa
ter melon season makes us happy by
the gift of the biggest specimen of that
delicious fruit which can be found in
his section. .The one just received is
twenty-eight inches long and weighs
fifty-three pounds. We propose to sell
the seed at twenty-five cents a dozen.
ONE Cow KILLED AND ANOTHER
WOUNDED -Wednesday, the 8th, Mr.
Lambert Chalmers found one of his
cows dead in his pasture. It had been
shot only a short while before it was
Another one of his cows was shot
about the same time, and no doubt by
the same parties,_through the udder.
FOUND H1x OUT.-Many readers
who-have been long puzzling their wits
in the endeavor to learn who our face
tious and able correspondent "Broad
brim" is will be pleased to know that
his identity has been at length fixed.
A shrewd fellow, who has had his eyes
open for some time, informs us know
ingly that he discovered "Broadbrim"
at the Jalapa picnic last Thursday.
CABBAGE STEALING.-Abner De
Walt, colored, was tried before Trial
Justice Carlisle Thursday for stealing
twenty-six heads of cabbage from Mr.
Henry Halfacre, was found guilty, and
sentenced to a fine of $10 or thirty days
in jail. He went up.
Joe Kinard, who helped to do the
stealing, is traveling for his health, and
the Trial Justice hasn't gQt his address.
COLUMBIA HOTEL.-By reference to
card elsewhere it will be seen that this
old and popular hotel has changed
hands, the Messrs. Keenan Brothers be
ing the proprietors. Mr. Win. Gormnan
is manager and Mr. IE. M. Cologne,
cashier and office clerk; these gentle
men are well known to the travelling
public. Transient board has been re
duced to $2 per day, with no change in
table comforts. Read the card.
Citizens of Newberry, let us have
ano;;her railroad. Think about it, talk
about it, write about it. Our hitherto
thriving town is in danger of losing her
rank-other places are outstripping us
in commercial importance. A road
connecting us with the Spartanburg and
Asheville Road will bring Newberry
prominently to the front. We would
be glad to hear from some one on this
THE OxiEST CoiN ET.-The Regis
ter thinks it can't be beat on old coins.
It has seen one 209 years old. We can
beat that. Mr. Ed. Motte, of this place,
showed us a "Pine tree shilling" (sil
ver) Saturday 225 years old. On one
side is Masathvsets (the old way of
spelling Massachusetts) and a pine
tree; on the other, New England An.
Dom. 1652. XII. When we first saw
this we were in doubt as to its being a
coin, but turning to the New American
Cyclopedia, under the head of coins,
we found the following, which is inter
esting as a. piece of history: "The ear
liest Colonial coinage was in Massa
chusetts, in pursuance of an order of
the general court, passed May 27, 1652,
which established 'a mint howse' at
Boston. The order required the coin
age of '12 pence, 6 pence, and 3 pence
peeces, which shall be for formne flatt,
and stamped on th'e one side N. E.,
and on the other side with XIId., VIld.,
ild., according to the value of each
peece.' Owing to their plainness of
finish they were exposed to 'washing
and clipping.' To remedy this the
general court Oct. 19, of the same year,
ordered a new die, and required that
'henceforth both shillings and smaller
peeces shall have a double ring on
either side, with this inscription ; Masa
-hst,adapn rei h ete
onhnse, and pnew tenln n thet,
dat ofe ear n te other.' Ind 1662
at of henn piecas addte to. the 1662
ar2ienny Thee ois aded knona thee
'ie Tee shilins' rsi ence, ascth
Thie treahllings,'at o eithee, &c. o
Thor all bear date of either 1652 or
O TnrE FENcE.-The Board of Conn
ty Commissioners has been organized,
and is ready to receive petitions to alter
the fence law.
Maybinton Township has sent up a
petition, with seventy-five names.
Caldwell Township has a petition
about ready for presentation.
The question was discussed privately
Thursday at the Jalapa barbecue, by
the citizens of Reeder's Township pres
ent. A petition was started and forty
five names signed to it on the spot. It
will soon have the required number.
At a certain Grange meeting in the
county a few days ago an informal vote
was taken on the question, which stood
20 for no-fence and 3 for fence.
RAPE.-Wednesday, the 8th, a young
negro woman, recently married, came
to town from Maj. Jno. K nard's place
with a basket of peaches to sell. On
the outer edge of town she was met by
a negro man named George Feaster,
who told her he could carry her to a
distillery where she would get a good
price for her peaches. He conducted
her to the old field beyond Col. Leav
ell's, and there outraged her. She
went immediately to Trial Justice Car
lisle and reported the circumstance.
Constables were sent in pursuit of the
villian, but he made his escape.
This same negro was convicted a few
years ago of two similar offences, and
sentenced to the penitentiary for fifty
years; but was pardoned out by Moses.
PERSONAL.-Mr. H. W. Boozer, sales
man for McCreery & Brother of Col
umbia, is on a visit to his former home
in this county.
Messrs. Boozer and Gary have re
turned from their summer jaunts.
Dr. Jno. R. Thompson is at Glenn
Jas. Y. Culbreath, Esq., went to
Mr. W. F. Ewart has also gone to
The Rev. A. M. Chrietzberg, who has
been on a short visit to Newberry, left
on Saturday for Glenn's Springs.
Mr. Wm. F. Strong, of Charleston,
was here on a brief visit last week.
The pleasant nights and mornings, to
gether with the good water, were high
Mr. J. D. Smith has gone to Ken
tucky after horses.
Mr. S. C.. Merchant leaves to-day for
PICNIC AND BARBECUE.-The ladies
and gentlemen of Jalapa or Township
No. 5 took a new departure on Thurs
-day last in giving a pleasant double
entertainment-a picnic and barbecue,
to which everybody and the rest of man
kind with-their wives and children were
invited, happily included among whom
were the editorial staff of the HERALD.
A charming spot 'was selected-Clark's
Beaver Dam, which afforded water in
copious abundance anid of a character
fit for the gods to drink. Such a spring
is not seen every day or *verywhere.
As we like to be on time. the ground was
reached early and before the hurly
burly had comrmenced, consequently the
head men present had opportunit'y to
give us kind attention, together with a
dry seat on a high rock overlooking
spring, cooking pits, and road through
which a stream of young and old people
were pouring in, a large proportion of
which were young ladies and misses,
pronounced by His Honor the Mayor of
the town as handsome a set as he ever
saw-everybody agreeing to this pro
position there was no argument. What
he further said is withheld lest he get a
curtain lecture. Indeed it was a charm
ing sight. As the irreiressible dance
was a part of the programme, a stand
was erected between two trrees, the
umbrageous branches of which afforded
a gracious shade-it is needless to- say
that the young .folks danced. While
the young ones danced, the old men
got on the all engrossing topic-"Fene
or no Fence"; majority.:we are pleased
to say were on the right side-no fence;
on this subject more anon. In another
part of the grove the Jalapa Rifle Club
organized and elected W. W. Riser
Captain, Messrs. E. P. Mathews, F. A.
Schumpert and Thos. W. Chapman,
first, second and third Lieutenants. This
will be a fine company.
During this time the clouds which
all the morning looked a: little squally,
were getting ready for business. Some
of the old veterans noticed the signs,
and as the business which called them
there was HASH great uneasiness was
manifested. The pits were visited and
the meats found elegantly done to a
turn, the hash pots looked into and con
tents tasted and pronounced good, all
good.' The chief cooks, Messrs. Abner
Reeder, John Hays and T. W. Chap
man were all serene, however; they
could not be hurried; the heavens might
fall in floods which might float mutton
and sheep and inundate hash, but they
would wait the time set. Alas, the old
fogies who would have brought on the
dinner earlier were right in their prog
nostications, for no sooner than notice
was given and the table was surrounded
with fair ones than the big drops began
to fall; faster and thicker they descend
ed; umbrellas as if by magic were
raised; never did we see so many and
of such variety, every man and woman
seemed to have two, from one end of
the table to the other there was a canopy
of them. But alas, they were round,
and fix them as you would they would
not fit, and iniumerable water spouts
poured down backs, into plates of cake,
pies and other goodies, gravies were
mixed, and things looked soft generally.
The girls and matrons, howvever, stood
the storm like veterans-not an inch
did they yield but stood to the' front
bravely, determined to save as much
food as was possible. It was a well
fought fight, and many looked like they
were in tears, but it was only the rain;
and we were happy it wvas rain, for we
cannot rest easy and see a tear on
woman's cheek without feeling impelled
to kiss it off. They won and retired.
The shower slackened, or rather inter
mitted, and.between the spells others got
in and were made happy. The rain did
not last long, but long enough to do
damage to flowing muslins and stream
ing ribbons beside that done to the com
missary department, yet everybody had
enough-a few more than enough. Two
or three boys who were not apprised of
the danger of taking mixed drinks care
fully, took equal portions of spring and
rain water and were overcome. The
last seen of them thley were in a fence
corner singing, "Rain, rain, go away,
come again another day," to the tune of
"Come rest in this bosom."
With the above melancholy exception
and the damage to dry goods, all of
which is charged to the rain, everything
passed off as pleasantly as marriage
bells, and after witnessing a few more
dances and enjoying the sight of num
c.ons happilyseaterd couples sitting
ABOUT TIIE TowN AND COUNTY.
The nights are cool and pleasant.
Won't the Grangers of Newberry get
up an Agricultural Fair?
The first melon received this season
came from Mr. N. H. Bouknight.
The reason it is so hot in the HEr.ALD
office is that the "deyil" stays up here.
Herein fail not-make your returns
to the Auditor. He is waiting for you.
Five or six weeks more of dull times
and then it is hoped business will re
Either the hard times or the hot
weather has paralyzed lovers. No
Those peaches sent in by Meredith
of Helena last week were delicious.
The juiciest and best flavored we have
"Such a getting upstairs you never saw
the like," as there will be when Cash
gets his elevator in position. It will
come this week.
Mr. Jas. Packer's house caught fire
Friday, but some gentlemen who
were fortunately passing at the time
put it out before any damage was done.
There is a hole in the passenger plat
form, about four feet square, at the de
pot that needs looking after before
somebody gets his neck or leg broken.
Mr.Wallace Cline has engaged the ser
vices of a first class painter, who under
stands all kinds of graining. He bad
been looking for just such a workman
three years, and is now happy.
Mr. Tweed Franklin is about revo
lutionizing the painters' trade. He
proposes to put on paint of superior
character at less cost than any other
man, no matter who he is or where
A dollar or two either for subscription
or advertising would make us happy.
Who will act the Christian's part? Fol
low the good rule of making some one
happy every day, and commence with
Cucumber wood pumps are a decided
convenience, and they are safe. Chil
dren can draw water easily without
danger of falling into the well. J. N.
Martin & Co. sell them, besides many
Dr. says he was in Mr. Lang
Ruff's melon patch a few days ago and
thinks that he saw a thousand that
would weigh 20 lbs. each. A marvel
ous quantity of grapes were also seen;
and his crout patch was large and fine
enough to make a Dutchman go into
hysterics of delight.
ONE NEGRO KILTS ANOTHER ABOUT
A POCKET-KNiFE.-Randall Wilson, a
negro boy sixteen years old, killed a
negro man named John Halfacre last
Saturday evening, on Mr. Daniel Buz
hardt's place, seven miles from town.
The difficulty arose concerning a pocket
knife. From what we can learn there
was no other provocation. Halfacre
was shot with an old army rifle loaded
with buckshot. Wilson has been ar
rested and placed in jail.
INCENDIARY.-A dastardly attempt
was made last night (Monday) to burn
the dwelling-house occupied by Mrs.
Susan Montgooiery and her son-in-law,
Senator Corwin and family, on Cald
well street.' About 2 o'clock some pf
the family were aroused by the smell
of smoke, which, upon investigation,
was found to proceed from the south
east corner of the house. When first
seen the blaze extended from the sill
almost to the roof on the outside, and
had also burned through the weather
boarding and ceiling, to the inside,
where it-reached clear across the room.
In fifteen minutes more it would have
been impossible to extinguish the fire,
or for the inmates to escape with more
than their lives, if at all. Fortunately,
they didn't lose presence of mind,
but immediately began to tl:row
buckets of water on the fire, and with
the aid of neighbors who had heard the
alarm and come to their assistance, they
~succeeded in extinguishing the flames
before much damage had been done.
There is not the slightest doubt that
the house was set on fire from the out
sidle, for several half-burnt matches
were lying on the ground in two feet
of the place where the fire originated.
The family have not the remotest sus
picion as to who the guilty party is. We
hope the fiendI may be discovered and
The house belongs to Sheriff Carring
ARRIVALs AT THE SIMMoNs HousE.
J. B. Clary, W. D. Hardy, E. B. Calhoun.
H.IE. Folk, T. M.Neel, P. A. Clark, New
berry; John Willis, M. Q. Norris, W. T.
Glenn, J. H. Bouknight, Edgetld; G. W.
Wright, -- Thompson, G. T. Berg, J. S.
Coles, A. TI. Solomon, Columbia; F. Y. Rain
sey, Joseph Harris, Baltimore; Geo. B. Mc
Crary, Clinton, S. C.; J. C. Boozer, G. E.
Hawkins, J. H. Couden, G. H. Beckman, S.
G. Proctor, Charleston; C. R. Pennick, At
lanta; J S. Blalock, A. S. Farrow, Martin's
Depot; H. Mourning, Louisville, Ky.; J. M.
Westmoreland, Greenville, S. C.; Mr. Steed'
man, Union; Noah Brown, New York.
Would you have Rosy Cheeks?
EXPERIENCE OF A YOUNG WOMAN .-A
country girl, young, pretty and happy, her
step was elastic and the roses of health
bloomed upon her cheek. One April morn
she was overtaken by a "spring shower,"
and caught a cold.
It was her "particular time,'. and suppres
sion was the result. At the next "period"
nature refused to act. She became sallow,
swollen and suffered intensely with pain in
the back and "lower stomach," palpitations,
difficulty of breathing, indigestion and head
ache. Doctors failed to palliate her distressed
condition, and she longed for death as the
only hope of relief. At the instance of a
friend, who herself experienced its benefits,
she was induced to try Dr. J. Bradfield's Fe
male Regulator. One bottle cured her. She
was again the happy girl she was that April
morning, before the shower. The Female
Regulator is prepared by Dr. J. Bradfield,
Atlanta, Ga., at $1.50 per bottle and kept by
all respectable drug men throughout the land.
A MOST EXCELLENT REMEDY.
ATLANTA, GA., March 12, 1870.
I have examined the recipe of Bradfield's
Female Regulator, and from my knowledge
of its ingredients, believe it a most excellent
medicine, and well suited to that class of dis
eases designated. I have no hesitation in ad
vising its use, and confidently recommend it
to the public. JOEL B3RANHAM, M.D.
For sale by Drs. S. F. Fant, Pope & Ward
law, W. E. Pelham and W. F. Pratt 33-2t
A Result of Obstructed Diges
Among thehurtful consequences of obstruct
ed digestion, is the impoverishment of the
blood, and since a deteriative cond ition of the
vital fluid not only produces dangerous organ
ic weakness, but, according to the best medi
cal authorities, sometimes causes asphyxia, it
is apparent that to improve the quality of the
blood by promoting digestion and assimila
tion, is a wvise precaution. Hostetter's Stom
ach Bitters is precisely the remedy for this
purpose, since it stimulates the gastric juices,
conquers ihnse bilious and evacnative irreg
FOR THE HERALD.
To the Planters of Newberry.
ENOREE PLANTATION, July 28th, 1877.
MESSRS. EDITORS :-I shall now proceed,
according to promise in my last letter, to
name those grasses and forage plants which,
if judiciously cultivated, will not only revo
lutionize the agriculture of this County,
but wiH make the fortunes of her planters
in doing so. I will divide the grasses into
those best devoted respectively for summer
and winter pasturage as well as for hay.
The Crab and Bermuda grasses are unsur
passed for summer pasturage. The Crab
grass is fresh all summer, springing up with
each shower that falls from early spring to
frost. The Bermuda, said to be the sacred
grass of India, taken as a whole, viz: for
pasturage, hay and manurial qualities, ex
cels all others, although curses many and
loud and deep have been heaped upon it.
Without extra effort it has made, in this
State, ten tons of hay per acre, equal if not
better in quality to Timothy, the famed hay
grass of the North. Corn and cotton grow
luxuriantly where it is, and by their cultiva
tion it can be killed in two years on uplands,
if desired, but on bottom lands its destruc
tion is impracticable. If our planters on
Broad River who have it well set in their
bottom lands will cultivate it, and turn it
into hay and sheep and cattle, they will
find in a few years instead of a curse it will
prove a great blessing to them. It will
take very little labor to do it, and in a short
time the profits will be like dividends from
bank stoeks-large and without trouble.
That no doubt might exist as to the genu
ineness of the grass on Broad river, reent a
specimen of the grass on Henderson's Island
to Dr. Ravenel, of Charleston, also one
from Mrs. Suber's plantation on Broad river
to Hon. H. W. Ravenel, of Aiken, gentle
men of the highest scientific attainments.
The.y pronounce it the genuine Bermuda,
so all who wish to cultivate it know where
it can be had in its purity and in any quan
tity. These are our two best grasses for sum -
mer pastures. They with broom-sedge and
our stubble fields are ample for the summer,
and can be had without much trouble. As
a hay grass, this is what Dr. St. Julien
Ravenel, of Charleston, says of the Bermuda:
"One-eight of an acre of ordinary land
covered with Bermuda grass was ploughed
in March last, (1874) harrowed, rolled
smooth enough for the mowing machine,
and fifty pounds of ammoniated super-phos
phate of lime applied. Four cuttings were
obtained, which yielded two thousand eight
hundred and eighty pounds of hay. This
was at the rate of ten tons to the acre. The
hay was nicely cured and was preferred by
borses and cattle to hay brought from the.
North." I hope our planters on Broad river
who have it well set in their bottoms will
will not fail to give it a trial. I would give.
the experience of others, but it would be
spinning out my letter too much. I will,
however, give what Mr. C. W. Howard, one
of the most scientific and practical planters
of Georgia, says of the grazing aed manu
rial qualities of this grass :-"I cannot bet
ter illustrate the grazing value of Bermuda
grass than by an instance in my own expe
rience. Nearly thirty years ago I bought
an old plantation near my place in Hancock
County. It was bought low on account of
its being infested in places with Bermuda
grass. I permitted a man to use thirty acres
of it wvhich were fully set in Bermuda
grass. He had at the time a cow and q,alf,
sow and pigs, and a brood mare. He culti
vated a little crop of corn, but never
enough to feed his family. His stock lived
upon this thirty acres of Bermuda grass,
except for a'short time during winter, when
they had access to other parts of the
plantation. He remained upon this place
for five or six years. At the end of that
time he had twenty-five head of cattle,
seventy-five hogs and five horses. I offered
him for his increase $1,000, which he refused.
So much for the grazing value of Bermuda
grass. I cannot give you a better illustra
tion of the manurial value of this grass than
by reference to the crops made on this
same thirty acres of land after the man
referred to had lefc the place. F irst crop,
cotton, half-stand, owing to the mass of un
deco mposed sod, eighteen hundred pounds
of seed cotton per acre. Second crop, cot
ton, two thousand eight hundred pounds
seed cotton per acre. Third corp, corn,
sixty-five bushels per acre-corn manured
with cotton seed. Fourth crop, wheat,
forty-two bushels per acre." I have been
induced to dwell at length upon Bermuda
grass that our planters who have it well set
in their lands may know its value and be
led to its cultivation, instead of spending
their energies trying to destroy it. No
grass surpasses it as a hay and pasture
grass com.bined. If the l'and set in Bermuda
grass be ploughed and harrowed in Septem
ber, and sowed in white clover, it will
make a perfect pasture the year round. As
the Bermuda grass dies down in the fall
the white clover springs up-the two to
gether furnishing a continuous pasture.
I shall now procee d to name the grasses
that will furnish green food the entire win
ter, which is our greatest need. While in
the North immense barns and stables at
great costs are necessities, and the stock
has to be housed and fed five months in the
year, such is our climate and soil, that with
very little trouble we can have good pas
tures all winter as well as summer, where
they can gather their food except during
occasional freezings and storms of rain.
At the head of the list stands the Fall
Meadow Oat or evergreen grass. This grass
is not suited to low lands, but grows to
great perfection on rich uplands, and does
better on sandy lands than any of the culti
vated grasses-growing where the lands are
strong from five to seven feet high. It is a
tussock or bunch grass, and should be sown
very thick, covering all the ground t-> pre
vent other grasses or weeds springing up.
If the land has sufficient clay in it, it would
be best to sow clover with it to fill up the
vacancies and cover the entire land. This
grass, in addition to furnishing good pas
turage during the winter months, yields an
immense amount of excellent hay. If needed
for hay the stock should be taken off of it
early in March-otherwise they can run on
it until July, when they should be shut off
until Christmas, giving it a chance to grow
for winter use. Orchard grass.,ranks next
to Meadow Oat as a winter grass and for
clover is best. This grass, if wanted fol
winter pastures, should be treated as th<
Meadow Oat. These are our two best win
ter grasses for hay and pasturage combined
They have been tested and found to grow
to great perfection with us. Our peopli
cannot give them too much attention. Ir
addition to their hay and pasturage quali
ties they are great fertilizers, giving to the
land large masses of vegetable mould wher
turned under-just what our lands need.
The far-famed Timothy is a native gras:
of this State, having been carried from the
lower part of it to Englard in 1780 b)
Timothy Hudson, whence it may have taken
its name. As a hay grass it is uurivalled
but will not do for pasturage. The Guinea
or Means grass is said to yield more hay
per acre than any other, but like the Timo
thy, it will not do for pasturage. They
both die under it at once. The Means grass
grows here on rich bottoms to great perfec
tion. Mr. N. B. Moore, of Georgia, whc
has been cultivating the grasses for forty
years, prefers it to all others for hay. He
has a meadow of it of one hundred.acres,
near Augusta, on the Savannah river, which
yields him annually from seven"to ten thous
and dollars. He says he employs only fou
men in the packing season and eight during
harvest. The machinery now is so .perfect
for saving hay that it requires but little
labor. Two men as permanent hands are
ample for each hundred acres where the lands
are in the grasses. This experience every.
where has shown. What a relief from the
turmoil of the present day when we reach it.
When we get our lands once well set in the
permanent grasses and forage plants, and
raise horses and mules, hogs, sheep and
cattle, as well as cotton, for sale ; in other
words, when we sell all and buy nothing
we will be a people blessed before all others.
This - nothing can prevent but our dwn de
termined blindness and neglect of the means
put in our hands by a beneficent Providence
I will name many other grasses well
adapted to our soil and climate, and ,hich
will grow to great perfection here, but mus1
close because of the length already of thif
letter. In my next letter I will give the
forage plants that will aid in this good ani
great work, also the mode of preparing the
lands and the time and manner of sowinl
the seed. I remain yours,
ELLISON S. KEITT.
NEWBBERY, S. C., Aug. 11, 1877.
List of,advertised letters for week endinj
August 11, 1877:
Bates, Royal - Davidson, C. M.
Beany, W. . Davidson, H. H.
Boyd, Sally Ann Davis, Lewis
Brown, Noah Wicker, A. A,.
Parties calling for letters will please saj
if advertised. R. W. BOONE, P. M.
On the 9th instant, by Rev. M. M. Boyd
Mr. Jouar W. DAVENPORT to Miss Emui
C. HENDEzX; all of Newberry County, S. C
NEWBEERY, August 14.-Cotton 10}a10i
Bales shipped during week 15.
Newberry Prices Current.
By J. N. MARTIN & Co,
Shoulders, Prime New.... 8
Shoulders, Sugar Cured... 9
Sides, C. R., New............ 10;
DRY SALTED MEATS
Shoulders, New.............. 7
Sides, C. R., New........ 9
Sides, Long Clear........9
Uncanvassed Hams........ 14
Canvassed Hams, (Magnolia) 15.
Leaf, in Tierces........... 15
Leaf, in Buckets..........16 -
Granulated Standard...... 16
- New Orleans............. 13
New Orleans Syrup... 90
New Orleans Molasses. S0
Sugar House Molasses. 40
Roasted or Parched... 80 3
Best Rio.............. 25a 28
Good Rio.............. 2a 25
Cider Vinegar....... 50
White Wine Vinegar.. 65
SOAP......................... 6a 10
STAR CANDLES.............. 16
FLOUR, per bbl...............8.0al0.00
PEARL HOMINY.................. 5
CONCENTRATED LYE......... 16
ENGLISH SODA. ............. 10
HORSFORD'S BAKING POWDER 25
SEA FOAM BAKING POWDER... 35
AXLE GREASE................. 16
TOBACCO........... . ......... 6a 1.25
NAILS (10) keg.... ............ 4.50
OFFICE oF Coulr CoMMISsIoNERs,
Newberry, S. C., August 14, 187'7.
All persons holding bills, accounts or de
mands ot any kind against the County,
which have not been before presented tc
the Board of County Commissioners at Spe.
cial Meetings held during this year, are re
quired to deposit the same with the Clerk
of the Board, on or before the first day oi
By order of the Board.
L. B. MAFFETT, Chairman.
Z. P. MosEs, Clerk.
Aug. 15, 33-3t.
OFFICE OF COUN'TY CoMMISSIoNEas,
Newberry, S. C., Ang. 14, 1877.
Sealed proposals will be received by the
Clerk of this Board to repair the bridge
commonly called Brazleman's Bridge, over
Enoree River, until the 18th day of Septem
ber next. Specifications can be seen on
application to the Clerk of this Board.
Also, to repair Lindsay Bridge over Bush
River, and Workman Bridge over Little
By order of the Board.
L. B. MA.FFETT, Chairman.
Z. P. MosEs, Clerk.
Aug. 15, 33-5t.
On the first day of September next, I
will apply to the Court of Probate for New
berry. Cony, for a final discha na AdA
- Sheriff's Sales.
- STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Lorick & Lowrance,
Laura G. Blackwell.
By virtue of an execution to me directed
in the above stated case, I will sell, at
Newberry C. H., at public outcry and to
the highest bidder,
On the First Monday (Sale-day) in
all of the defendant's interest in a tract of
land situate and lying in the Co'nty and
State aforesaid ; said tract of land consist
Two Hundred (200) Acres,
more or less, and bounded by lands of
James J. Lane, A. Y. W. Glymph, B. B.
McCreery and others.
Terms of Sale-Cash. Purchaser to pay
J. J. CARRINGTON, S. N. C.
Newberry, S. C., Aug. 2,.18'77.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
The Wando Mining and Manufacturing
Company and others,
Bynum & Maybin.
By virtue of an execution to me directed
in the above stated case, I will sell, to the
On the First Monday (Sale-day) in
at Newberry 0. H., S. C,
One Lot of Dry Goods and
levied upon as the property of Bynum &
Terms of Sale-CASH.
J. J. CARRINGTON, S.N.C.
Newberry C. H.,,S. C., Aug 2, 1877.
Indebtedness of New
The undersigned, a commission appointed
by His Excellency the Governor, "to inves
tigate and ascertain the actual bona fide
indebtedness of Newberry County," a ill meet
in Newberry ON THE TENTH DAY OF
All persons having claims against said
County, arising prior to 1st November,
1876, are hereby notified that they will be
required to present and prove them before
said Commission, which will continue in
session until the tenth day of October next.
A. J. LONGSHORE,
T. J. LIPSCOMB,
Aug. '7, 187'7.-32-3t.
Notice is hereby given that I will apply
on the 5th day of September next, to the
Judge of Probate for Newberry County,
for a final discharge as the Administratrix
of Bennett J. Kinard, deceased.
PERMELIA E. DERRICK,
Aug. 2d, 1877-32-5t.
S. &A. R. R.
TRY THE NEW ROUTE 'TO ThE MOUN
TAINS VIA SPARTANBURG&ASHE
VILLE RAIL ROAD!
By the New Fast Schedule on and after
July 16th, 1877, an opportunity will be af-.
forded to the Citizens of Newberry to visit
the Mountains by the Line of the Spartan
burg & Asheville Rail Road.
Leave Newberry at...........11.52 A.M.
"Alston at................. 2.25 P.M.
Arrive at Spartanburg........... 6.40 P.M.
t t. Tryon, terminus S.
& A. R................ 8.0P.M.L
Passengers can stop over, if they choose,
at Spartanburg, and visit Glenn, Cherokee
and Garrett's Springs, and resrme .their
journey at pleasure.
At Mt. Tryon. the present terminus of the
Spartanburg &, Asheville Rail Road four
horse coaches and hacks will always be in
readiness to accommodate passengers. Capt.
S. S. Kirkland. Passenger Agent, will be at
the train on its arrival, to see after the com
fort o? those who may try this Line.
Good board at moderate p rices can be
obtained at Hendersonvlle, Flat Rock, and
ROUND TRIP TICKETS.
From Alston to Mt. Tryon, terminus
S. &A. R.R., and return.........$ 950
From Alston to Flat Rock or Hender
sonville and return. .............13 50
From Alston to Asheville and return. 17 50
" " Warm Springs " 24 50
D. R. DUNCAN, President.
July 25, 30-tf.
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complete in all its appointments, and has
many advantages for ladies a&nd children in
its comfortable rooms, large verandahs and
shade trees, and its convenience to the
beautiful grounds of Furman University.
I am prepared to promise to the patrons
of the GREENVILLE HOTEL new and
neatly furnished rooms and a table not sur
passed in the up-country
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agement of the undersigned and his family,
and will be kept scrupulously clean in all
H[e invites the patronage of his friends
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Dry Goods X~ eliUiner?
CLEARING OUT 8ALE,
IN PRICES OF
SIap1 un d [ afcy rygoods,
To make room for an entire NEW STOCK
of FALL and WINTEE GOODS, my present
stock will be sold without regard to cost or
These goods must and will be sold, as I do
not intend to carry them over. Send for
samples and see for yourself how cheap
II AX SELLING 25c. AND 35c. RIBBONS
FOR 12 1-2c. PER YARD.
I pay Express charges on all orders
amounting to $10.00 and over.
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THE LEADER OF LOW PRICES,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
July 18, 29-tf.
Drugs ' Fancy .lrticles.
If you wish a soft, pleasant light to read
by, get a Blue Glass Lamp Chimney, or a
Combination Chimr ey and Shade from
POPE & WARDLAW.
We have just received a splendid assort
ment of HAIR and TOOTH BRUSHES,
TOILET SOAPS, from 5c. a cake upwards,
and an entire new supply of DRUGGISTS'
SUNDRIES and FANCY GOODS in gene
ral, to which we invite the attentiop of all,
more especially the ladies.
Our stock of
DRUGS, PATENT MEDICINES,
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES, GLASS,
SEGARS, TOBACCOS, PIPES,
Brandies, Wines and Whiskeys
For Medicinal purposes,
Is full and all recently purchased, which
we will sell as LOW AS THE LOWEST,
and upon reasonable terms.
at all hours by our Dr. D. S. Pope, who can
be found at night in room over rear por
tion of our store.
POPE & WARDI1A, -
No. 5, Mollohon Row.
Newberry, May 15, 1877. -20-tf.
DR. E. E. JACKSON,
DftIGGIST AND WIMIST,
COL.UMBIA, S. C.
Removed to store two doors next to
A foil stock of Pure Medicines, Chemi
cals, Perfumd;ries, Toilet Articles, 'Gardern
and Field Seeds, always in store and at
Orders promptly attended to.
Apr. 11, 15-tf.
Dry Goods, Groceries, te.
INVITE ATTENTI6N TO THEIR
LARGE IN VARiETY.
PRICES IN KEEPING WITH
4N EXAMTION AKED,
DOMESTICS of all Kinds.
We make a specialty of DOMESTIC
GOODS, and have, therefore, in store a
large and complete stock at lowest prices.
P. W. & R. S. CHICK.
SHOES AND RA TS.
A splendid stock of SHOES of all kinds,
for ladies, misses and gentlemen, at low
down prices. Stock kept up to regular
standard. A fmne assortment of gentlemens
and boys HATS, various styles.
P. W. & R. S. CHICK.
NOTIONS, IN VARIETY.
Now in store a full stock of NOTIONS,
of all kinds, to which additions are made
regularly. P. W. & R. S. CHfCK.
SADDLES AND HARNESS.
We are agents for the sale of superior
SADDLES and HARNESS, and keep on
hand a variety in this line. As we sell at
manufacturers' prices, we promise bargains.
Examine goods and ask for prices before
buyngelewerP. W. & R. S. CHICK.
Apr. 25, 17-tf.
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$2.50 PER SAW.
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July 25, 20-6t.