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[From the Journal of Commerce.]
Transfer Taxes and Freight
To the Editor of the Journal of
In the minds of many of the mer
chants of this city there is great ne
cessity for changes in several matters
1st. A union freight depot near the
water, so that vessels can load and un
load directly out and in the freight
depot, would save the unnecessary ex
pense of forwarding. The expense of
transfer under the present system:,
alone is quite enough to drive from
Charleston such trade as that which
has the advantage of importing over
competing lines. It has been re
marked that the Enterprise Railroad
was a great addition to the trade .f
Charleston in facilitating through
freight at low rates. The road, if the
road beds are kept-in order, as a pas
senger road, is certainly an improve.
ment. But freight such as is now
carried by the Enterprise Railroad can
be carried for ten per cent. less by
wagon, and if our streets are kept only
in reasonably good order, such con
tract would be a desirable one. A
union freight depot along the water
front, so that vessels can load and un
load through freight, or other freight,
if it is desired, direct out and in the
depot, would enable us to compete
with Port Royal, Savannah and Vil
mington, and also bring back to us
from Alabama, Georgia, part of North
Caroliua, and the upper portion of
South Carolina, the business now di
verted-the trade - for heavy goods
such as bagging, ties, phosphate, salt,
syrups, and raw sugars and molasses.
2nd. We should do away with the
habit of discriminating freight arrange.
nients. This assuredly is killing the
goose that lays the golden egg. We are
positively driving our very best trade
from us, and building other markets
in opposition. Fully two-thirds of the
very best trade above Columbia has
already left Charleston. And, as to
the extent our cotton business suffers
in consequence of high rates of freights
from Anderson and thereabouts, the
inclosed letter will explain to you.
Will you explain, and in that way
convnce the officers of the South Caro
liua Railroad, agents of steamers, fac
tors and merchants, that in the past
the commerce of Charleston has been
injured, and consequen.tly their own
business through heavy freight charges
and discrimination in freights on goods
It is high time that something
should be done. In a few months we
can look for the trade to open. What
should and could be done without de
lay, is to remove the discriminationin
rates of freight on such goods as are
shipped from Charleston to the interior
of our State, and also without the least
delay; reduce rates of freight on cot
ton, especially from the upper portion
of our State. This little change alone
will work wonders for Charleston; and
why is it that the South Carolina Rail
road works so persibtently against the
interests of this city?
"I have the promise of lots of cotton
here but we must certainly do some
thing on freights. Can't you get the
merebants to hold a meeting and work
on the railroads ? -If something is not
done, we will lose 25,900 bales of cot
ton and any quantity of trade. With
low freights we can regain all of this
THE JUDICIAarY COMMITTEE IN
SEs10N.-GREENVILLE, August 16.
-The Judiciary Committee of the
Legislature met here last Mon
day, and are working like beavers.
Messrs. Aldrich. Hemiphill, Orr, Shep
pard and' others are here. It is, I
think, full. They consider a plan of
lower courts, the working of the roads
and some bills. They will recommend
the abolition of Trial Justices, and the
establishment of c unty circuit courts,
a judge well qualiffed, with a salary of
some $1,500 or $2,000, who will re
side at the county seat, but will havc
courts at different parts over the coun
ty, and they propose to make tbese
county courts self-sustaining, and
thus get rid of the dreadful trouble
and expense of the Trial Justice's
courts. They will recommend, as re
gards the roads, that convict labor of
every kind be utilized to work county
roads and build bridges, &c.-Corres
pondence News and Courier.
ECLEoTCvr -MAGAZNE.-For its steel en
graving the Eclectic for September, contains
a fine portrait of the famous musical comn
poser, Richtrd Wagner. Accompanying this
in the letter-press is an admirable analytical
and biographical article on Wagner and his
music by the Rev. H. R. Haweis, one of the
most competent of living musical critics and
an enthusiastic admirer of the Wagnerian
music-drama. This portrait and article are
alone worth the price of the number.
Among the other literary contents are,
"Drifting Light Waves," by Richard A.
Proctor, B.A., F.R.S.; "Round the World in
a Yacbht," by Thomas Brassey, M. P., Part
I.; "Ger-man Schools," by Walter Perry;
' An Apology for Idlers;" "Life and Times
of Thomas Becket," by James Anthony
Froude; "My Paculiarity," a poemn, by H-eu
ry S. Leigh; "The Story of the Prism,
'Pictures in Holland, on and off' Canvas,
by Lady Verney; "A Feather;" "Notes on
the Geographical Distribution of Animals,"
by W. F. Kirby, naturalist; additional chap
ters of "Young Musgrave," by Mrs. Oli
phant; "Modern Diplomacy ;" "Japanese
Miniature Odes;" "Cap-A New Eng!and
Dog;" "Dresden China and its Manufactory
at Meissen, Saxony;" "Vital Force;" and
-"The Melancholy Ocean." These, together
with the copious Editorial Notes on home
and foreign literature, science, and art, make
up a number various enough in its interest
to mcet the requirements of all classes of
readers, and not too exacting for the season
when the most conscientious reader is will
ing to seek mental reiaxation.
Published by E. R. Pelton, 2.5 Bond Street,
New York. Terms, 85 per year; Single num
ber, 45 cents. The Eclectic and any 54 mag
azine to one address for $8.
THE SoUrBERN MUSIcAL JOURNAL for
August, contains two pieces of music, wvhich
are worthy of special commendation. 'The
first is a beautiful song, by George W . Pers
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THOS. F. GREN EKER, EU PS
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 22, 1877.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect aFam
ily Newspaper, devoted to the material in
terests of the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertisin- medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
The article copied from the Jour
nll of COvnmerce in another column
may be read with profit by our peo
ple. It will teach them some very
important lessons. The first is that
the trade of the up-country is being
driven from Charleston, our own
seaport, by excessive freight chargec,
and that Charleston must therefore
decline, and is even now declining,
in business prosperity. We all feel
interested in Charleston, and are
sorry to see this state of affairs.
But what affects us more is that
Newberry is suffering from the
same cause. There is not a town
or city in the up-country that is
more intimately connected with
Charleston, in a business point of
view, than Newberry-not a town
in the State that receives more
freight or ships more cotton by the
South Carolina Railroad and its
branches than Newberry does. She
ought, for that reason, to receive
more consideration at the hands of
that road. From fifteen to twenty
thousand bales of cotton are shipped
annually over that road from this
place, and the amount of freight
shipped here from Charleston is im
mense. Newberry thus contributes
largely toward the support of the
road. Yet, because she has no com
peting line, because she has to use
a railroad and has no other to use.
she is compelled to pay the most
exorbitant rates and -to have her
trade crippled, while Greenville,
Spartanburg and other places more
fortunate in railroad facilities, are
building up a larger and more pros
perous business, at our expense.
Take Greenville, as an instance.
Although ninety-seven miles farther
from Charleston than we are, her
freight rates are about half as high
as ours. Of course then, Newberry
cannot compete with her in selling
goods. Greenville is going up ;
Newberry is going down. And she
will continue to go down unless she
do as Greenville has done-build
another railroad. ."iCompetition is
the life of trade" to Newberry cer
tainly, and the lack of competition
will be the death of it. Our duty
is plain. We must have another
rail road. Sell-preservation is the
first law of nature, with communi
ties as well as individuals. We
don't like Charleston less; we like
Newberry more. We would like to
see Charleston prosper, and we
would like to aee the South Caro
lina Railroad prosper-on the prin
ciple of "live and let live"-but
charity begins at home. This mat
ter of freights has become a serious
one. We should make no delay in
applying the remedy. Build the
road at once before the trade we
now enjoy seeks other places ; for
once gone it cannot be recovered.
Let as have a public meeting soon
to consider this matter..
WVhat is Party ?
We hear much of the conservative
element and the radical element
and other elements in politics.
There is no end of clap-trap and
humbug in these expressions. One
says the conservative element
should control in politics. It is
true, if properly understood. There
ought to be conservatism in poli
tics, as in everything else, if it is
of the right kind. But what is
meant by the "conservative element"
as commonly used ? It means that
element of the voting population
that will not be bound down to any
particular line of condnet, or to any
set of men. That sounds indepin
dent and manly ; but it is merely a
disguise to hide evil designs. When
you hear a man talking about his
conservatism in polities, watch him.
He is fishing for office. He is pan
dering to both parties, expecting to
get the Republican vote and the
vote of those unwary Democrats
who can be caught with chaff.
There are only two political par
Ities in this State or County-the
Republican and the Democrat. The
'line is ditntydrawn between
You mud. ~i~m-l ~n ~
ment," and Hampton and his
pledges, don't amount to anything.
Let a man choose his party, and
then have the manliness to stand
up squarely and own it. But let
him not be guilty of the supreme
folly of calling himself a Democrat,
and at the same time acting a Re
publican. If the Democratic party
don't do things to please you, yiel.d
to the majority. Maintain your
ideas by fair argument till the party
decides on its line of conduct. Then
it is your imperative duty to abide
by that decision. Only in this way
can the party prevent "splits" and
To the Grangers of Newberry
Newberry County ought to have
a permanent Agricultural Associa
tion. It would give dignity to the
County, and would be a constant
source of pleasure and benefit to
its citizens. The farmers, organized
as they are by means of the
Granges, can establish such an asso
ciation. Won't they do it? Let
somebody make the first move.
Agitate the subject. Anderson,
Abbeville, Union and other counties
have annual fairs, some of them
almost equal to the State Fair.
Newberry has the facilities for ma
king a County Fair a perfect suc
cess, and we would like to see
it done before another year rolls
"On the Fence."
Seven townships in York County
voted on the stock law the 14th. Four
adopted it ; three didn't.
Four Townships in Abbeville Coun
ty held an election on the fence law
the 14th inst. Three voted for fence
by large majorities, and one for no
CHESTER, S. C., August 15.-Every
township in this county voted at the
election yesterday in favor of fencing
stock instead of crops. The wajurity
of votes in Chaster County for fencing
stock was 118. In Hassellville ToIwn
ship niot a single vote was given in
opposition to the proposed change iu
the present f'ence law, and iti Carmel
hill Township only six votes were cast
XVINN8EoRO', Auguist 1 5.-Elee
tions. were held to- day in nine townships
of Fairfield Conty on the pr'pJsition
to alter the fence law. Meager returns
indicate that those favoring a change
have carried, at least, four townships.
In township number four, wherein
this town is located, the majority in
favor of altering the present law is
Laurens doesn't take much stock in
the stock law. Five Towvnships, Lau
rens, Dial's, Scuffletown, Cross Hill
and Hunter's. sent up petitions for
an election, which was ordered for the
14th inst.; before the election day
came round two of thema withdrew
their petitions-Cross Hill and Dial's.
And the managers for Hunter's
failed to put in an appearance at the
boxes; so there was no election in
those Townsb~ips. In Laurens Town
ship the vote stood 534 for fence and
93 for no-fencee; in Scuffletown, 227
for fence, 63 for no-fence.
The negroes turned out to the last
man, and voted for fence.
There were 38 deaths in Charles
ton for the week ending the 11th
inst.; 8 whites and 30 colored.
Gov. Hampton. left the 14th instant
for White Sulphur Springs, West
Virginia, to recuperate his health.
There will be a meeting of promni
nent citizens of Laurens and Spartan
burg at Laurens Court House next
sale day, to consult about a railroad
between these two places.
At the election of Town Council for
Anderson, the 13th, Capt. Jno. Mc
Grath was chosen Intendant, and Jno.
C. Whitefield, J. F. Wilson, E. F.
Murrah and W. S. Ligon, Wardens.
Union County will have its "Third
Annual Fair" the 6th, 7th and 8th of
November. The citizens of Newberry,
Spartanburg, York, Laurens and Ches
te are invited to attend as exhibitors,
as well as visitors.
The fall session of the Williamston
Female College has opened with 79
pupils, 35 being boarders. The ses
sions are divided into four sections, of
five weeks each. The 2nd section
begins September 3d.
Committees have- been appointed
by the Governor to investigate the
indebtedness of the following counties:
Aiken. Barn well, Charleston, Claren
don, Edgefield, Georgetown, Marion,
Marlboro, Newberry, Orangeburg,
Richland, Sumter, Williamsburg and
York-fourteen in all.
The low country is going to put its
best foot forward in the effort to make
the next State Fair one of the best
..m-eeinsne the war We are glad
Spartanburg shows unmistakable
signs of prosperity and enterprise.
She already has railroads entering her
from four directions-from Charlotte,
Atlanta, Charleston and the "Great
West," and she expects soon to have
a road from Rutherford, N. C., and
another from Laurens. The S. U. &
C. R. R. and the S. & A. R. R. shops
will be located there. She is now
taking steps to establish a Female
College and an Agricultural Fair.
The NVews and Courier and Regis
ter are "highest authority." Each
brands as false the Charleston corres
pondence to the New York Sun which
says that the investigating committee
have been urged to offer immunity to
Democrats who are implicated in
Radical rottenness. There is not a
word of truth in it-the investigation
is altogether secret, and outside the
committee no one knows what is being
done further than what has been
made public by the committee itself.
Cholera has appeared among the
A fearful disease among horses has
appeared in Jersey City. One man
lost six horses in a week.
In Gainesville, Ga., peaches sell for
5 cents a peck ; chickens, three for 25
cents; watermelons, three for 10
cents; eggs, three dozen for 25 cents;
grapes, 10 cents a pound. There are
1,000 strangers in the city-no won
Visitors at Coney Island were treat
ed a few days ago to a grand blow
out. The landlords had no hand in
it except to pay damages, old Boreas
being master of ceremonies. The
blow struck the beach while hundreds
of men, women and children were
sporting in the surf, and great was
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14.-Senator
elect M. C. Butler, of South Carolina,
is in the city, and is the recipient of
marked attention from the heads of
departmenits and others.
It is finally determined that H. G.
Worthington, Collector of the Port at
Charleston, shall retain his place till
The Democratic Convention of
Maine on Tuesday last adopted a plat
torm consisting of three resolutions,
of which the following is much the
"Resobved, That the reversal of the
verdict of the American people, as ex
pressed at the ballot box in November
last, electing Samuel J. Tilden Presi.
dent of t.he United States, was the
most monstrous political fraud record
ed in history. The Democracy sub
mitted to it in the interest of peace.
It must not be repeated; and we call
upon Congress to prepare and submit
for ratification an amendment to- the
Constitution which will render its
repetition impossible, and consign the
conspirators attempting it to condign
The Nelson (Ky.) Record says.
This is an age of progress. James
Parton, the biographer, married his
step-daughter ; John Downs of Nelson
County married his step-mother ; but
it was reserved for Dode Chesher of
Walton's Lick, Washington County,
to outstrip them all in a matrimonial
feat. Last.week he married his grand
mother. Dode Chesher is twenty-five
years of age, a son of the well known
Baptist preacher, and grandson of
William Chesher. Some years since
the latter died, leaving a widow of
forty-five summers, and now his
grandson has done probably what no
man ever did before-married his
The Federal troops are still kept in
Pennsylvania, at the solicitation of
Gov. Hartranft, to guard the State
against any disturbance of the peace
by coal miners, iron workers, or rail
road men. Hartranft is anxious to
have tbe State fully and permanently
garrisoned by the Federal Govern
ment. He cannot depend upon the
militia of the State. He cannot trust
the militia with the preservation of
order and the maintenance of peace.
The State of Pennsylvania, under
Hartranft's administration, cannot take
care of itself. ~When Hartranft is
turned out, and a proper man put in
his place, things will be different there.
[N. Y. Sun.
Among the resolutions concocted
by Mr. Blaine for the Mainte Repub
lican Convention, is one in these
"Tenth--The States of South Caro
lina, Florida, and Louisiana were
fairly carried by the Republicans
at the November election in 1876
for State and national tickets, and
the undoubted right of President
Hayes and Vice-President Wheeler to
the electoral vote of those States was
affirmed by the highest and most im
partial tribunal that could be organized
under the authority of the national
Government, a tribunal to which the
Democrats in both branches of Con
gress gave their deliberate assent. For
the Democratic party now to raise the
No drums beat, nor did any bands
play in honor as we left Newberry
Saturday morning for this popular
watering place, for the reason that
scarcely any one knew anything about
our going, and we feel it a duty now
to make public so important a fact.
Three hours ago, in company with a
shoe drummer, we were dragging our
slow length along over the red and
dusty road between Spartanburg and
Glenn's begrimed and weary and hun
gry, now we are at the objective point,
have reached the end of the long road,
free from dust and grime, and feel the
comfort which a good dinner affords.
We have scarce had time to find out
who all from Newberry are here
those seen are S. C. Merchant, Jas. Y.
Culbreath and lady, Maj. Peter Hair,
E. S. Coppock, W. F. Ewart, Misses
Addie and Fannie Johnstone, and
Mrs. W. E. Pelham, with Mrs. S. N.
Reid and Mr. A. Reid from the coun
ty. Suber, Thompson, Harris, Mayes
and others had already left. New
berry has been largely represented
here, and the proprietors, Messrs.
Simpson, call her the banner county.
There is a goodly company of ladies
and gentlemen here, and strange to
say but a few children. The place is
much improved inside and out, and
the crowded tables and bustle of
quick-moving waiters is in pleasant
contrast to the scenes presented in the
last few preceding years. We are
indeed rejoiced to see old Glenn'slook
ing up-and hope ere long to see it
look as in the days of the ancient re
gime. If there are any who are yet
halting between opinion whether to
visit Glenn's and be healed, or remain
and endure their pains, aches and other
infirmities, we 'beg them to reach a
decision at once and come here. We
have but time to write this much that
it may reach the HERALD in time for
this week's issue-a few minutes later
and the opportunity closes. We pro
mise to try and do better in our next.
In the meantime we remain yours
FOR THE HERALD.
Broadbrim's New York Letter.
The Old-Time Actors-Bemnarkable Suicides
Humpty-Dumpty-Jay Gould and Jim
Keene-Baby Finds a Friend--rook
In New York about forty years ago,
two brothers stood as the foremost re
presentatives of comedy on the Ameri
can stage. The elder, Harry Placide,
was the embodiment of high comedy,
unapproachable in his day in Sir Pe
ter Teazle, Sir Anthony Absolute and
Sir Harcourt Courtly, and many other
characters. His brother, Tow, was
the Bully Bottom, Bob Acres, Launce
lot Gobbo, Touchstone and Dromio.
In those days the Park Theater formed
a central gathering- place for our old
Gotham aristocracy now rapidly pass
ing away. The lines between the
pulpit and the stage were not as tight
ly drawn then as they are at present,
and communicants from some of our
most straight-laced churches might be
found in the boxes of the old Park
whenever there was anything worth
going to see. The company itself was
a reflex of its patrons, and to be gazet
ted as a member of the old Park stock
was to the aspiring hero of the sock
and buskin what the Valhalla of de
light is to the devoted follower.of Mo
hammed. Nor was this great favor to
be cheaply purchased. Years of pro
bation in provincial theaters was the
price of this important privilege, and
no matter what your standing on the
outside boards (except in special in
stances,) you were expected to com
mence at the foot of the ladder and so
work your way to the top. The high
comedians and high tragedians, and
low comedians and first old men and
women scarcely ever deigned to look
at the little people of the company.
The Wheatleys and Poveys, the Bar
retts, the Barnes and Piacides were as
thorough aristocrats as could be found
in any court in Europe. The names
of all these people are brought back
fresh to me by the tragic occurrence
of a week ago. Tom Placide, the
funny mlan, and for years a prominent
manager in the South, committed sui
cide at the age of seventy. For a long
time he had been suffering from a
cancer in the mouth, from which there
was no hope of relief; and so after
arranging his affairs in the most meth
odical manner, he deliberately killed
himself. His brother, Harry, died of
the same disease about nine years ago.
A strange fatality seems to have at
tended many of our eminent players,
who have been affected by a disease
which has completely destroyed their
memory. George Fox, the hero of
Humpty Dumpty, still lingers on, his
mind vacant, his memory gone ; and
now comes Ben de Bar,-Jolly Ben,
the Falstaff of past years, and a fine
melodramatic actor, with his memory
a hopeless wreck. Like Tom Placide,
for many years he was i manager in
New Orleans, and while physically his
health is good, his mind is utterly
shattered. It is indeed sad to see
these merry men,the exercise of whose
talents have brought joy and laughter
tocountless thousands-groping along
i otter darkness themselves, waiting
for the eartain to ring down, and the
ights to be extipg.ished, and the play
on earh in be ended forever.
Square the Claude Meinottes and the
Ronieos, the Juliets and Paulines,
and the dashing representatives of
most of our society plays. Heavy
tragedians, fat old women, charming
soubrettes, first old men, and low
comedians are here seen leaning
against the posts or seated under the
shade of the trees. Jaunty walking
gentlemen with waxed mustaches,
their hats tipped on one side, twirl
ing small canes and smoking cheap
cigars, add additional interest to the
scene. 'The majority of them have
a seedy worn air, as though they had
been engaged by managers in Canada
or Colorado, who had neglected to
pay salaries The ladies generally
have an air of quiet respectability,
which distinguishes the better class
of actresses everywhere. All are busy
-all are intent on making the best
possible bargain. In a couple. of
weeks they will begin to scatter to
their several engagements, and we
shall see them no more for a year.
The note of dramatic preparation is
already ' heard. "Ah Sin," Bret
Harte and Mark Twain's new play,
at Daly's Fifth Avenue, is already a
pronounced success, and promises to
run the season. At the Park, the
new play of "Baby" is being played
to full houses right through the hot
weather, and even the Metropolitan,
which has been a Bete noir to a dozen
managers in the last three years, has
been crammed in July and August
with plays as old as the "Three
Guardsmen" and the "Streets of
New York." We are looking for a
dramatic revival. Boucicault is at
work on a new play for Wallack, and
the Williamsons are under engage
ment to the Union Square, where
they may possibly stick for the season.
While the theaters are furbishing up,
our churches have not been neglected,
and many a wandering pastor, after
returning from his foreign travel, will
scarcely recognize the frouzy old quar
ters he left two months ago. De
Witt Talmage reached Brooklyn last
Sun.day to the great delight of the
vast congregation that admires his
style of preaching; but one swallow
does not make summer, and even the
return of so distinguished a.divine as
De Witt Talmage fails to dispel the
cobwebs and gloom that hang around
our arks of spiritual rest. In my
last letter, you will recollect that I
gave you the romance. of a baby.
Well, the case was settled before it
came to trial. The girl's mother
stepped in and paid the nurse, it is
said, fifteen hundred dollars. The
lady's husband never knew a word
about the matter, except what he
learned from the papers, and even
then, while he read the romantic
story, he did not know whose wife it
was that had the trouble. Most ex
perienced interviewers have failed to
find out anything, except that the
lady's husband was a broker on Wall
Street, and both of the parties attend
ed one of our aristocratic churches.
Several Wall Street brokers are won
dering whose wife it can be, and the
party most vitally interestcd is as
much in the .dark as anybody else.
So, for the present the trouble is
bridged over, and "all is well that
ends well." August is prolific of
suicide-almost a dozen cases during
the week. Some took Paris green
(nasty stuff), two jumped' from ferry
boats,-a much more agreeable way if
a paddle does,.not hit you,-one poor
woman jumped from a third.story
window, and an old Frenchman,
healthy, wealthy, but not wise, after
disposing of a good dinner, and washy
ing down his macaroons with a bottle
of Chateau-Margaux, he topped off
with a fragrant Havana, and, having
finished that, blew out his brains
with as much sangfroid as if he were
about to order another breakfast.
Wall Street has been at fever heat all
the week on account of the row, be
tween Jay Gould and Jim Keene.
Western Union has been the chosen
battle-ground, and Gould says he is
not going to be dropped down into
the cellar for nothing. One of the
rumors of the week has been that
Gould was going to put an assessment
on the stock, which would cost Jim
Keene a i:ound million, and some
folks say, who know the Californian
there, if he does, what Jittle hair he
has on his head won't be worth pur
Another romance in Brooklyn last
week. A young lady named Roe, nee
Doonan, handsome and prepossessing,
entered suit for a limited divorce
against John Roe. In his reply, the
husband denied that he ever was a
husband, and roundly intimated to the
:ourt that the lady was no better than
he should be, and that as to mart'ying
such an individual, he would rather
marry a tiger cat, and, in short, he
would see her blown sky high before
he would have anything to do with
her. When the trial came, the would
be bachelor was confronted with two
certificates, for lhe had not only mar
ied her once, which is generally about
as much as man can stand, that is to
the same woman, but this fellow had
ictually married the woman twice, and
bo make the affair more binding and.
forge the matrimonial links as strong
s possible, he married her first in the
Uatholic church and then in the Pro.
estant church, and finally came into
ourt and swore that he had never
married her at all. The true inward
ess of the affair is that he found an
>ther girl with seventeen thousand
ollars. anid he wanted to set up a dry
~oods store. Wife number one will
aot abandon her lien on the property
knd they are fighting it out before the
~ourts. The wife sticks to him like a
poor man's plaster. Wherever he
oes she follows him like a shadow.
[f he gets into a car she pops down
>eside him; if he attempts to cross
~he ferry she will be foiund looking at
~he smoke-stack. If he goes to church
~he will squ~eepe herself into the same
eW,..and if he drops into a saloob to
man is right and I hope she will suc
ceed in getting her limit ed divorce,
and that the miserable scallawag who
tried to disgrace his own lawful wife,
may be compelled to pay her every
penny of his earnings, and may never
get a chance to lay his dirty fingers on
that seventeen thousand dollars.
Weather, muggy; business dull but
looking hopefully to the future.
I am, truly yours,
FOR THE HERALD.
Our Washington Letter.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
August 15, 1877.
There seems to be a movement
throughout the State of Maryland to
elect to her Legislature this fall the
best nen to be found. The Press
the local press of the State is more
influential than anywhere else in my
knowledge-has taken up the subject
in good earnest. The Union is at this
time face to fade with questions of the
highest importance, involving as they
do, a return to the constitutional ideas
of State rights, and no State will do
justice to herself 'or to the general
Government which does not put for
ward for the Legislature, and for other
positions, her best men.
The politics of Maine, heretofore,
have been easy to understand. The
Republican party has been the blind
follower of Mr. Blaine. That shifty
politician, without the ability to or
ganize policies or measures, has shown
wonderful readiness in adopting and
advocating what the Maine Republi
cars were willing to accept. In the
meantime, through disagreements
among its leaders, or through apathy
born of causeless despair, or through
both, the Democratic party has not
for years polled its full vote, to say
nothing of the thousands of Republi
cans who have been restive under Mr.
Blaine's imperious leadership, ana wno
might have been induced, by vigorous
and judicious acts of the Democratic
party, to come into its organization.
I am not speaking now of the dozen
or so of noisy Republican politicians
who might have been bought in 1868,
or 1872, or 1876, but of quiet and in
telligent men throughout all the Coun
ties of the State. Judicious action in
the Democratic Convention to-day
may change the politisa complexion
of the State.
This .morning's despatches deny
some previous statements as to the.
extent of the Indian victory over a
portion of General Howard's com
mand, but these despatches bear the
stamp of -that versatile and voluminous
aide of Howard's who has all along
been making victories out of defeats,
and activity out of practical imprison
ment in the mountains. The losses~
as given am-ount still to nearly an an
nihilation of Colonel Gibson's corn
mand. But 1dGenl. Howard has' ar
rived at camp and will commene
pursuit Qf the Indiabs as soonj' etc.
If Virginia Democrats 'could not:
nominate a man unequivocally opposed
to any project of "adjustiug" her'
debt and stand upon a platforin de
nounciug everything but full pay
ment, they could not do better than
they have done. The candidate is"
everywhere well spoken of, and'
the platform is not open to serious
objection. I cannot doubt, however,
that ,the State would have received
immediate benefits fromf a plainer
declaration in regard to her debt.
GenI. Ben. P. Runkle, recently re
stored to the army after having suf
fered for five years through the un
just sentence of a Court Martial' re-'
eives many congratulations by mail
and by telegraph daily. Few mien.
had more friends in the volunteer
army than G-en. Runkle, and all seem~
to rejoice in his complete vindication.
In a late letter I alluded to the re-'
ival of .interest, among Southern no
groes, in the scheme for colonizing at
iberia. .The negroes are divided on
the policy of large emigration, and
much bitterness is.exhibited by each
side toward the other. It is not like
y that the present movement will
ead to any great increase in the num
er of emigrants.
The man whose name appears in
he National Republican as "editor
ad proprietor," but who docs not
wn or edit the paper, received a
aning on the street yesterday, the
aleged cause being the publication of
an item reflecting on a newspaper
ars from Kentucky. The news col
unns of the Republican have for
ome time past indicated a disposition
n the part of those who controlled .
hemg, to reap financial benefit from
he errors and weaknesses of others.
In short, the paper appears much like
ablackmailing institution. Its edito
ial columns are. now devoted to a
upport of the Administration. What
they will support next week is uncer
Camp-Meetings in this section are
ot up to the standard of past years.
Vany are perhaps awaiting the arrival
qf Moody and Sankey before giving
THE TIDE OF IMMIGRATION SET
TING SOUTHWARD.-Mr. N. Pluma
dore, of Raleigh, N. C., paid us a
pleasant visit last week en route to
the new settlement of the Catholic
Colony in the Pink Beds in Hender
=on County, N. C. Mr. Plumadore
is a stockholder in said colony, and
was largely instrumental in getting
up that colonization scheme. In ad
dition to the party of pioneers, who
we mentioned last week had passed
through Spartanburg a few days since,
another instalment is to come on soon
to prepare shelter for the remainder
of the colony, composed of about
eighty families. Mr. Plumadore re
ports the new settlers well pleased,
and says there will be no difficulty in
inducing colonies to come South in
the fall and winter-that the recent
disturbances of the railroad strikers in.
the North and West will cause capi
talists- to seek investments -in the
South more readily than heretofore,
and now is the opportune moment to
induce immigration to come South.
If inducements were held -out by
land owners in this county a "tide of
immigration" might set in this direc
tion. Let us try it.
The comfort of its possession is very
frequently offset by the annoyance - oc
casioned by the confinual crying of the
Baby. Crying, however, is the child's
only method of suggesting that it suffers
with discomfort and pain, and at oace
ceases when the cause is (as it should
be) promptly removed by using Dr.
Bull's Baby Syrup. Sold everywhere,.
25 cents per bottle.
.Xee' & '9isceaneous.
Nwberry Male. Aademy,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
B. IL ,CLRKSeN, A. L.L ruIsal.
The next Session of this institution will
open September 12th, 1ylo, and close June
Pu pis carefully prepared for College or
Tuition Junior Department..............$20 00
" Intermediate "......:..: es
" Senior - " .......... . s3
Incidental-Fee in each De ent.... S 50
The above rates-payable in advane:by
half quarter of 5 weeks.
For particulars, apply to the Princip, or
to S. P..BOOZEa
Secretary Board:of Trustees. ' i
This is to certify that Wn. F. Nance has
promptly paid the losses I suffered by fire
on Wednesday night .lasjas i ia
Germania Insurance Company'. -
J. WM. FOLK, M. D.
Aug. 22, 34-It*
STATE OF SOUTH CAROIMNA,
EXECUTIVE CH AIMRR
WHERE.As,iuformuation has been received
at this Department that an atrocious murder
was committed in NEWBEBRY CAUN~TY
upon the body of CORNEI& KIBD,
col'd,) a child age.d 4 years, by one JUDGE.
DAVENPORToas jsored,9- and- sbt*he
said. .lJDGE DAVENPORT1ias fEd fron.
hbejusticeof th'eState. - .
Now, therefore,, I, WABE HAMPTON,
Governor of the Stateidf outhUarolina, in
yrder that justice may be' doine and-the
majesty of the law vindicatedo- hereby
ONE IHUNDRED DOLLARS
fothe apprehension and delivy ~
alof this State of the said JUD At.
PORT, with p.roofet~.oenict.e rh. said
JUDGE -RAVENFOR is"1 esrso oEaga,
feet 7-inche,)iight, blacks weigli 145
pounds, broad month, :thick-lips, no beard.
[n.testimony whereof; ?have. lereunto set
my,hand and egased -the. Mesteah
of the..State--to, Abe affixed arQ4ifus
[L.s.] bis, this 9th' day of. Augss A.L.
1877, and in.the 102nd year of the
Independence of the-.Uznitd States
By the Governor:
. - WADEMAPTOR.
R. M. Ss, Seeretary of Stater
Aug. 22, 34-St. ?@ '.
[N THE DISTRICT COUNT.. Q
THE UNITED STATES.-FOR
THE~ DISTRICT OE SOUTH
n the matter of Frank Ni. Parker, Banik
To:whom it may. concern:. The umder
igned, John H. O'Neill, hereb7 gives notice'
>f his appointment as Assibi!Eu of 4the Es.
ate of'Frank N-.Parker, of Nieberg,; in te
ounity of Newberry, in said Districtr;and
rho was, to-wit: on the first day of March,
L. D. 18'77, adjudged Bankrupt,: upon -the
pettion or himsel, by said District Court.
- Due&atmewberry, Soi S *jig8tvs
Aug. 22, 34-St Atsignee.
Columbia Register copy tfiree times
reekly. ,-, - -
Liver Comiplaints, or Bilious
- ~ Theliveris-the
is :eituated on
bIW V fR the ribs, d
-It secretes a
thick;- d ark,
ed bile. As fast
p e P es the bile is
he gall-bladder, and passes by a small.duct
2to the intestine.
When from any cause this duct becomes
logged, -or the liver becomes derang,
he bile does not pass.Into the ?i O
ut is absorbed by the blood and is-diffused
broughout every part of the system.
When the action of the intestine becomes
ierverted, or when the liver secreesIAOo
uch bile, thpnthe ,ile?s diverted frOits'
atural 6murse and patse into the stomach.
is taken up by the- e.bsorbents-and blood
essels of the stomach.-and becomes incor
orated into the blood,.producing asa
edachle, 'giddiness, vomiting, and- other
ymptoms. .of poisoning. Such affections
re called biliary affections, or biliousness.
SIxoss' HIEPAIc COMPOUND is sure-to
egalate every disorder of the liver. it
tip)ulates the absorbents to healthy action,
~nd carries of all the impuritiesawith which
For sal W'lesal and Retail .
DR. S. F. FAT
POPE & WJLAW,
DR. W. F. PRATT,
DR. W. E. PELAM
DOWIE & MoIsE, Proprietors. Charleston,
On the first day of- Septemb(r neit I
ill apply to r.Le Go.-rt of Probate for New
..... Comnmy for a final dicharge as Ad