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State Exeentive Committee.
The State Democratic Executiv
Committee met on Thursday even
ing and again on Friday afternoon
General Kennedy, temporary cbain
man, stated the objects to perfect th
organization of the Executive Con
mittee by the election of a chairma
to fill the vacancy occasioned by th
resignation of Hon. A. C. Haskel
General Hagood nominated Genert
John D. Kennedy for the positiot
and he was elected by acclamatiot
Mr. J. Adger Smythe nominate
James A. Hoyt for secretary, whic
The members entered upon a fu
discussion of the matters pertaini
to the ensuing campaign, and the r,
sult of their deliberations is embodie
in the annexed proceedings. TE
following resolution was adopted-:
Resolved, That the State Exect
tive Committee of the Democrat
party of South Carolina recommen<
an immediate reorganization of ti
same in view of the campaign of 187
and that County Conventions be cal
ed as soon as practicable in the se
eral counties to elect officers to seri
for the next two years.
In pursuance of the foregoing res
lution, the Executive Committee d
rects attention to so much of the co
stitution of the party, adopted by ti
State Convention in August, 187
as refers to the county organizatioi
as follows :
ARTICLE 1. There shall be one
more Democratic clubs organized
each election precinct, each of whi(
clubs shall have a distinct title, "T]
- Democratic Club;" and shz
elect a President, one or more Vi
Presidents, a Recording and a Cc
responding Secretary, and a TreasurE
and shall have the following workir
committee, of not less than thr
members each, viz : A committee <
registration, an executive committe
and such other committees as to eat
club may seem expedient.
ART. 2. The meetings of the clu
should be frequent, after the openi
of the canvass; and some member
the club or invited speaker deliver
address at each meeting if practicab
ART. 3. The President shall ha
power to call an extra meeting of t
club; and members of the cl
shall constitute a quorum for t
transaction of business.
ART. 4. The clubs in each cou
ty shall be held together and c
erate under the~ control of a coun
executive committee, which shall cc
sist of one member from each ciu
to be nominated by the respeeti
clubs and elected by the county cc
vention and such other member as t
convention may add.
The executive committee, 'wh
elected, shall appoint its own offce
and fill all vacancies which may ari
when the convention is not in sessic
The tenure of offie of the executi
committee shall be until the next ge
eral campaign, unless sooner remov
or suspended by the county conve
The present county executive coi
mittees shall continue in office un
the first meeting of the county cc
ventions under this organization.
ART. 5. County Democratic co
ventions shall be composed of del
gates elected by the several local cla
-one delegate for every club, and :
additional delegate for every twent
five enrolled members-with the rig
to each county convention to enlar;
or diminish the representation a
cording to circumstances. This co
vention shall be called together by tl
chairman of the executive committe
under such rules as each county m:
adopt; and when assembled shall
called to order by the chairman
the executive committee; and sh!
proceed to elect from among its met
bers a President, one or more Vil
Presidents, a Secretary and Treasu:a
The convention shall proceed to bw
ness, and when the same is transact<
it shall adjourn sine die.
ART. 6. The mode and manner
nominating candidates for couni
offices or for delegates to the Stat
Judicial and Congressional conventioi
shall be regulated in each county 1
the respective counti conventions.
In this convention, the Executia
-Committee made the following recor
Under article 1st, where local cel
of the last campaign are in existene
that they be reorganized by the ele
tion of officers to serve the ensuit
two years, and as many additional clul
formed as may be deemed essential1
the success of the party. Also, th:
the Committee on Registration fortl
with make a complete registration<
all voters, classifying them as whil
and black, Democrat and Republica:
Under article 4th, that the Couni
Executive Committee consist of ti
County Chairman and the Presiden
of the local clubs.
Under Article 5th, that the Count
Chairman be ex oficio Chairman
the County Executive Committee at
of all County Conventions.
Under article 6th, that the syste:
of primary elections by ballot I
adopted as the mode of nominatir
candidates for county officers at
-members of the General Assembl
While the principle of primary ele
tions should be at once announee
it is the decided judgment of ti
State Executive Committee that ti
nominations by primary electior
should not take place until a lati
period in the campaign, and in regai
to which further recommendatioi
will be made hereafter as to the d
tails for conducting the said ele
When the County Conventions has
elected officers, the new County Chai
man will at once report to the Secr
tary of the State Executive Cot
mittee, givinc~ the names and po
founded upon the experience of its
members in the last campaign, and
a while not conflicting with the consti
. tution prepared by the August Con
vention, will assist to work out the
plan of orgaoization more perfectly
e and harmoniously. The main pur
. pose of the constitution was to secure
uniformity throughout the State, and
the nearer each county adheres to the
plan and recommendations under it,
1 the more certainly will harmony and
concord prevail in the organization.
An Important Act.
The following Act, which has just
become a law, makes some important
.4 changes in the duties of some of
- our public officers. It will be seen
that Judges of Probate will hereafter
sell all property ordered to be sold by
Probate Court, instead of the Sheriff:
An Act to Repeal an Act to Alter and
Amend an Act Entitled "An Act
to Revise, Simplify and Abridge
the Rules, Practice, Pleadings and
Forms of Courts in this State,"
Approved March 13th, 1872, and
Relating to Executions.
e SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the
Senate and House of Representatives
of the State of South Carolina, now
me,t and sitting in General Assembly,
and 'by the authority of the same:
e That an Act to alter and amend an
Act entitled "An Act to revise, sini
s plify and abridge the rules, practice,
pleadings and forms of Courts in this
r State," approved March 13th, 1872,
L be, and the same is hereby, repealed.
h SECTION 2. That on and after the
e passage of this Act all sales of real
1 estate or property under the orders of
'e Probate Court shall be made by the
r- Judge of Probate ; and all sales under
r, the order of the Court where'the title
g is to be made by the Clerk of the Cir
ee cuit Court, such sales shall be made
" by the Clerk, and all other judicial
e, sales shall be made by the Sheriffs as
h now provided by law: Provided,
Nothing herein contained shall effect
bs the sales under executions issued out
'g of the Courts of Trial Justices, or
of those to be made by Executors or
Approved February 2nd 1878.
be Death in His Favorite Robe.
The mortuary statistics of the whole
n- civilized world show that about one
fifth of all mankind die of consump
ty tion alone, and the number of deaths
n. due to consumption bears a greater
b, ratio to the whole number than that
y of any three diseases together. More
n. over, investigation proves that this
lie ratio is steadily increasing. Its in
creasing prevalence has led to the
en popular belief- that consumption
*rs is incurable. Every year hun
Sdreds of these sufferers seek, i:e
ne the sunny retreats of Florida or the
ydry atmosphere of Colorado, for health
n.-and find only a grave. The infla
gence of the atmosphere-the only
n. remedial agent that either Florida or
Colorado can affoi-d the consumptive
nis at best only palliative. The cure
lof consumption depends upon two
-essential conditions : 1st. the arrest
of the abnormal breaking down of the
e. tissues, which prevents emaciation,
-and 2d, the restoration of healthy
0 nutrition, in order to stop the forma
r tion of tuberculous matter. Fulfill
.these conditions, and consumption is
tas curable as fever. To fulfil these
econditions the required remedy must in
.crease the appetite, favor the assimihia
- tion of food, and enrich the blood,
ethus retarding the development of
e tubercies. To accomplish this, a more
powerful alterative than Dr. Pierce's
eGolden Medical Discovery has never
fbeen discovered. At the same time,
lit soothes -the irritation of the ner
vous system produced by violent cough
e ing, which in its turn so often leads
r to more serious results. The use of
."expectorants" in consumption is ab
d solutely suicidal. For while removing
the tubercles already formed, they
produce yet more serious results by
inflaming and destroying the sound
,and healthy tissues. Consumption
requires a remedy that will soothe
while it relieves ; harsh medicines,
Sbut add feel to the flame that already
e threatens to consume the system. The
5Golden Med'>al Discovery fulfils these
conditions, and has been pronounced
>the best remedy yet discovered to al
e, lay and arrest consumption.
The Blue Ridge Railroad.
t The following memorial to the Gen
t eral Assembly was adopted unani
i-ously by the State Grange at its re
af cent session, and will doubtless have
te its influence in directing the atten
El. tion of members to this important
e Whereas there is now pending be
ts fore the General Assembly of South
Carolina a joint resolution to autho
yrize and empower the Governor of the
f State to tender to any reliable comn
.d pany two hundred able-bodied con
victs, upon conditions that said comn
lpany shall finish the Blue Ridge Rail
road to the Georgia line with said
> convict labor.
AAnd whereas under the peculiar
. railroad system which operates now in
e.. this State, it is of the utmost impor
importance to the agricultural, mechan
Sical and commercial interests of the
ie State that said Blue Ridge Railroad
s should be speedily completed, in or
r der to enable the local railroads to
*d compete with the great through
s routes ; therefore,
e- Resolved, That the passage of said
e- joint,.resolution meets our most hearty
-e Resolved, That it is the sense of
r- this body that it would be a profitable
e- and wise investment, if the whele of
1- the convict labor of the State should
~t be applied to the completion of this
THOS. F. GRENEKER, EDIToRS.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBEftRY. S. C.
WED2NESDAY, FEB. 20, 1878.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the h ighest respect a Fama
ily Newspaper. devoted to the imaterial in
terests of the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertisin- tnedium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. Wor Terms, see first page.
Organize for Victory.
We hope the Democratic Clubs
throughout the County have not
dissolved either by limitation or
mutual consent. The fall elections
are approaching, when we will need
thorough organization. There is
no telling the dangers and difficul
ties that may beset us- Indications
of a revival of the Radical party are
strong. Everything possible will
be done by the Northern Republi
cans to regain the States of Louis
iana and South Carolina; for they
know that without these their
chances for the Presidency in 1880
are gone. Efforts will undoubted
ly be made by such men as John
Sherman, Blaine and Ben Butler to
bulldoze and intimidate the South
again. Troops may be sent down.
Hayes has lately expressed grave
doubts of the wisdom of his "South
ern Policy," and is liable to take
the back-track any time. Our duty
then is to prepare; to win over the
colored people to our side while
they are disposed to be friendly.
Clubs should be thoroughly organ
ized in every section, with stated
times for meeting, and with a com
mittee of canvassers to bring in re
We propose to publish the roll
of every Democratic Club in the
County, if the President or Secreta
ry will furnish us with it. Send in
your rolls, and let there be an hon
orable rivalry among the Clubs to
see which can furnish the largest.
This is no idle talk about organ
izing. It is a necessity ; and if the
Democrats don't see it now they
may be compelled to realize the
fact when it is too late,
We call special attention to the
report of the State Executive Com
mittee in this issue.
The Judicial Caucus.
The Democrats of the General
Assembly held a caucus to nominate
candidates for the vacant Judge
ships the night of the 13th. Repre
sentative Rhett, of Charleston, of
fered a resolution that the nomina
tions should be binding. Senator
Lipscomnb, of Newberry, offered a
substitute to the effect that none
but men of true and tried integrity
and ability, and unquestionable
members of the Democratic party,
e nominated, and that wvhen this
rule were departed from the nomi
nation should not be binding. The
substitute was lost, and Mr. Rhett's
resolution adopted. Senator Lips
comb and Representative Youmans,
of Barnwell, withdrew from the
caucus, so as not to be bound
by its actions. Nominations were
made as follows: 1st Circuit-B.
C. Pressly and T. M. Hanckel, of
Charleston, and Sam'l Dibble, of
Orangeburg ; 2d-A. P. Aldrich, of
Barnwell, and W. M. Elliott, of
Beaufort; 3d-A. J. Shaw, of Sum.
ter; 4th-W. W. Harllee and J. G,
Blue, of Marion, J. H, Hudson,
and C. P. TowIxsend, of Bennetts
vlle, Marlboro' Co., and A. C.
Spain, of Darlington; 6th-T. J.
Mackey, of Chester, and I. D. With
erspoon, of York ; 8th-Thomas
Thomson, of Abbeville, and Thomp
son H. Cooke, of Greenville. On
first ballot for 6th Circuit, Mackey
got 52 votes, Witherspoon 50 ; for
the 8th Circuit, Thomson got 53,
Cooke 52. The final result of the
ballot was: 1st Circuit, Pressly ;
2d, Aldrich; 3d, Shaw; 4th, Hud
son ; 6th, Mackey ; 8th, Thomson,
who were all elected the next day.
The bill to make executions pri
vate, which passed its second read
ing in the House the 12th, provides
that "no person shall be allowed to
witness such executions except the
Sheriff and his assistants, the Clerk,
the State Solicitor, the Attorney or
Attorneys who defended the con
vict, the family of the convict, and
ot more than ten discreet persons,
to be named by the Sheriff, who
shall be summoned by him and be
required to be present."~
-. 7 7 C'4 L....
Codifying the Laws.
The Legislature will soon elect
three lawyers of the State to codify
the Statute Laws. The State is
going to pay well for the work, and
the work should be well done. To
be well done it must be done by
the very best lawyers. As one of
the Commissioners we nominate
J. F. J. CALDwELL, EsQ., of the New
berry Bar. A ripe scholar, an ac
curate and able lawyer, energetic,
laborious and painstaking, a more
suitable person cannot be found.
We do not nominate Mr. Cald
well from any motive of friendship
or from any desire to pay him a
compliment, but solely because we
know him to be thoroughly fitted
for the work.
Gideon Wells, ex-Secretary of the
Navy, is dead.
J. Madison Wells, the Louisiana
Returning Board rogue, has been
bailed in the sum of $10,000. His
trial will come off next month.
Henry Clews, the New York
Banker, has been arrested for ob
taining goods under false pretences,
and bailed in the sum of $2,500.
Nine miles of the Greenwood &
Augusta Railroad have been graded
and are waiting for the iron.
[Abbeville Medium, 13th.
The State Grange has presented
a memorial to the Legislature to
"arge upon their attention the ne
cessity and importance of scientific,
agricultural and mechanical educa
tion as a part of the State Univer
sity, if organized." The ground
taken by the memorialists is that
agriculture employs nine-tenths of
our population, and .is the pursuit
on which the prosperity of the
whole State ultimately depends.
CONDENSED REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS.
MONDAY, February 11-SENATE.
-Mr. Wylie gave notice of Bill to re
peal so much of the General Statutes
as relates to stealing grain and cotton
from the freehold.
The committee appointed to investi
gate the charges against Chief Justice
Willard asked to be discharged, on
the ground that the Constitution pro
vides that proceedings in imnpeachmeht
must begin in the House.
HousE.-Mr. P'etty offered a Joint
Resolution that the General Assembly
adjourn sine die March 1st. Laid
Bill to make appropriations for the
fiscal year beginning November 1st,
1877, passed its third reading after
being so amended as to raise the ap
propriation for the Lunatic Asylum
from $45,000 to $52,000, and pro
viding an additional appropriation of
10,000 for repairs in the Peniten
Bill to increase the pay of County
Commissioners of Barnwell, from $2
to $3 a day, passed second reading,
after being so amended as to include
the Counties of Aiken, Anderson,
Newberry and others.
Thanks were tendered to Peter
Cooper, of New York, for his offer to
donate an educational institution to
TUESDAY, February 12-SENATE.
-Judiciary Committee reported un
favorably on bill to prohibit one per
son from holding two public offices at
Bill to mare executions' private
passed and was sent to the House so
amended as not to make private exe
cutions compulsory ' where it
would be imr cable.
The following Acts were ratified :
Act to authorize the employment of
able-bodied males confined in jail un
der sentence in work on roads and
streets ; To protect the crops of plan
ters in the hands of merchants or fac
tors from sale for debts due by said
merchants and factors; To recharter
Newberry College; To authorize
County Commissioners to allow the
erection of gates upon the highways ;
To authorize County Commissioners
to change the names of Townships.
The House concurrent resolution to
go into an election for Judges the 14th
HoUSE.-Nothing of interst.
WEDNESDAY, February 13-SEN
ATE.-Mr. Butler introduced bill to
provide for a special immigration agent
to visit Europe.
HoUSE.-Mr. Jennings presented a
petition from citizens of Edgefield
against the bill to cut off a portion of
Edgefield and add it to Newberry.
Committee on agriculture reported
favorably on bill to require all pcrsons
who own dogs to take out a license.
Bill to prevent unjust discrimina
tions by railroads was passed to its
third reading by 7'1 to 27.
The following is the text of the bill:
~ 1 'Fb~4. 1-.1lrd~orl tbfWflA?S~..
;o or from any place or station shall
)e deemed reasonable, within the
neaning of this act, which is in ex
,ess of the usual and established
barge made by the same corporation,
>r combination of corporations, for like
arriage for any greater distance over
heir line or lines in the same direc
ion : Provided, That if buch corpo
rations,,or combination of corporations,
,an show a greater necessary expense
to it or them for the carriage of goods,
merchandise and property over the
horter distance than that which is in
curred for like carriage over the longer
distance, a proper proportion of such
excess of necessary expense shall be
deemed a reasonable additional charge:
And provided, further, That where
any such railroad company, or other
common carrier, shall, in the carriage
of through freight, act only in the ca.
pacity of intermediate carrier between
other connecting lines operated wholly
beyond the limits of this State, the
charges for such through freight on
such intermediate line shall not in any
way regulate the local tariffs thereon,
by reason of anything in this section
SEc. 3. If any railroad corporation
or other chartered common carrier in
thig State, acting for itself only or for
itself and other chartered common car
riers in combination with it, shall
charge and receive rates extra reason
able within the meaning of this act,
so mucfi of the money so received by
it in excess of such reasonable rates as
is due to common carriers chartered
under the laws of this State shall be
money had for the use of the person
or persons so paying the same, to be
recovered by action in any court of
THURSDAY, February 14-SENATE.
-The Chair had the following com
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
February 14, 1878.
Ron. W. D. Simpson,. President of
Sra : Referring to my recent letter
to you requesting an investigation of
certain charges made against me on
the floor of the Senate, I beg to state
that I have learned from the reported
proceedings of the Senate that the
subject of investigating charges of that
character has been referred to the Ju
diciary Committee, and that body has
reported that the Senate cannot pro
perly enter upon the examination of
charges of official misconduct afecting
an officer liable to impeachment.
The object of this communication
grows out of reference in the report of
the Judiciary Committee to the pos
session by that committee of the names
of certain persons alleged to possess
information reepecting the matter of
said charges. I would most respect
fully request that such action of the
Senate be taken as to bring before that
body such information as the Judicia
ry Committee way have obtained in
the premises, including the names of
all parties alleged to possess informa
tion on the subject, to the end that
such information may be accessible in
the event of an inve.stigation being in
stituted in the proper jurisdiction.
A. J. WILLARD.
Mr. Jeter moved that the Senate
hold night sessions-lost by 13 to 14.
HOUSE.-Bill to regulate costs of
plaintiffs and defendants, and fees of
Clerks, Probate Judges, Trial Justices
and other officers was passed and sent
to the Senate.
A message was received from the
Governor vetoing the bill to authorize
the employment of able-bodied male
convicts confined in jail to labor on
public roads and streets. He says:
"In my judgment, by being ex post
facto in its provisions, it places dan
gerous power in the hands of' Trial
Justices, and it would, if it became a
law, be productive of great wrong and
injury to our people." Thie veto was
sustained by 102 to 10.
The Senators came in and the elee~
tion of Judges came off. For the 1st.
Circuit, Mr. Pressly received 145
votes, Mr. Sheppard 1; for the 2d, Mr.
Aldrich received 110 votes, Mr. Wig:
gin 31; for the 3d, Mr. Shaw receiv
ed 143 votes ; for the 4th, Mr. Hud
son received 140 votes, Mr. Blue 1,
M. Townsend 1; for the 6th, Mr.
Mackey received 102 votes, Mr. With.
spoon 32; for the 8th, Mr. Thomson
received 137 votes, Mr. Cooke 2.
Resolution of Mr. Youmans that the
members receive no pay after the 20th
instant, was tabled.
Resolution to adjourn the 28th in
stant, passed by large majority.
FRIDAY, February 15-SENATE.
Joint resolution to provide a commis
sion to revise and oodify the statute
laws of the State was ordered to be
engrossed for a third reading.
HOUSE.-Committee on education
made following report: We regret
hat it is impracticable at this late
day of the session to mature a plan
for the higher education of woman,
but we would most earnestly recom
mend to the educators of the State
and future Legislatures the propriety
and even necessity of making more
ample provisions for scientific and in
dustrial education for females."
SATUDAY, February 16-SENATE.
-The following bills passed their final
reading: To orgapize the military
frce of the State; To amend an Act
establishing voting precincts; To
amend the act regulating the drawing
of juries; To amend an "Act to en
force the payment of poll tax"; To
provide for a reassessment of real es
tate in 1878 ; To reduce witnesses pay
in State cases.
HOUSE.-A message was received
from the Senate asking for a commit
tee of five to confer with a like com
mittee of the Senate, in reference to
re-districtig the State ; Committee:
Messrs. Aldrich, Blue, Buist, Gaillard
FOR THE NZAALD.
Our Washington Letter.
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
Fub'y 13, 1878.
Many were at first inclined to G
doubt the fact that Secretary Sher- c
man called a meeting of these "visiting te
statesmen," who, with himself, felt a
so much interest last fall in seeing the
vote of Louisiaua counted by Wells
and Anderson in favor of Hayes. But
there is no longer any doubt. The 1
meeting was held, as I wrote you last in
week, and such report of its proceed- n
ings given to the public as, sent to in
New Orieans, it was hoped would in- C,
fluence the Court or Jury or Execu- ,
tive in the Anderson case. No bene- T
fit seems to have accrued to Anderson. t3
Wells is not likely to fare any better ,
if as well. The only hope of this
brace of scoundrels is in their expos
ure of the more prominent parties b
who encouraged them in their crime. o
Louisiana Conservatives are not, ap
parentlv, to be bulldozed into acquit.
ting members of the Returning Board,
or assisting to shield any who encour- b
aged the Board in its fraud. Mr. a
Hayes, also, gives signs that he feels a
deep interest in affairs in that State. a'
Holding the White House solety be
cause Bradley and Strong and the s
rest decided that the Returning Board fi
was a part of the machi-aery of a sov- t
ereign State, and not to be interfered t
with by the Federal Government, itis t
hard to see any proper reason for in- t<
terference now. The matter will t
probably be discussed in Cabinet to
One can readily understand why a e
Republican Congress, any time in the n
last dozen years, should desire to keep.
up the extravagant expenses of war
times. In the first place the spoils e
went to Republicans, and in the next a
place any considerable reduction from
year to year would have been a con
fession of waste and dishonesty in the t
preceding years. To .be sure, these n
are not patriotic reasons for such a
course, bat they are such reasons as C
govern human nature generally. We a
cannot apply such reasons, however,
to the present majority in the Demo- e
cratie House of Representatives, and
thus account for factiovs opposition P
by Democrats to Democratic attempts
at economy and reform. Not only
would a general reduction of expenses
deprive the Rcpublican party of the
sinews of war, but it would strengthen
the Democratic party by exposing the
shameless extravagance of the Repub
licans. The lat House did well, for n
a first attempt, but what it did only t
shows how muich more can be done.
The better we learn the really neces
sary expenses of the Government, the
more we are amazed at the profligate t
expeditures of the past. The con,
stituents of every Democrat in the
House should see that he raises no e
factionb opposition -to an attemp$ soon
to be made to cut down expenses for
the coming year at least $50,000,000.
This saving, with Sena..or Beck's bill
to prevent an increase of the sinking
fund faster than law or neces.ity re
quires, will give a sensible relief to all.
The reduction in Federal expenses,
to, will lead to like economy in State
and other Governments.
The friends of remonetization had
the floor of the Senate yesterday, and ~
several of themi, including Messrs.
Davis, (W. Va.) Saulsbury and Coke,
made speeches. In response to what
is getting to be a - general demand
throughout the country, there is now E
adisposition to have an early vote on
the subject. The picture of the sign- t
ing of the Emancipation Proclamation
will be formally presented to the Uni
ted States, through the House of Rep- S
resentatives to-day. Mr. Stephens, of
Georgia, on behalf of the country, ac
epts it. The Senate will be present (
during the ceremonies. It is worth
while to recall the fact that about
seventeen years ago Mr. &tephens,
elected Vice-President of the Confed
erate States, warmly praised negro
slavery as a feature of the new govern- J
ent, and glowingly pictured the
greatness that was to be the portion
of the Confederacy so favored. There
have been no changes in history more*
striking than those taking place in G
our century between the speech of
1861 and that of 1878. Mr. Ste- ~
phens, if he can do justice to the sub
ject, will have readers and students Ji
as long~ as we have a place in the e
Ihistory of maiikind.
No man has spoken in Washington
for a long time, except on subjects of
political interest, who has so many
hearers as Francis Murphy. I do not
pretend to account for the interest felte
in his speeches. They would certain- I
ly not be good reading if any one
should print them. He frequently C
violates the rules that prevail among t,
people of education and good manners.e
But he is followed here as in other A
places, and the signers of the pledge y
and wearers of the ribbon are num- d
bered by thousands. SOLON. .A
Have used Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup ir
rand pronounce it the best medicine in ~
use. A case of consumption here was
cured by its use. We cheerfully re- ti
commend it to all sufferers.-Jeffress,
Roberts & Co., South Boston, Va., 'f
November 17, 1875.
The Supreme Court of the State of
New York has decided that J. C.
Ayer & Co., of Lowell, have the sole
right to use the words CHERRY PEC
TORAL for a medicine, and has issued
an injunction against F. V. Rushton,
of New York City, for selling Rush
ton's Cherry Pectoral or Cherry
Lozenges, or any other use of the
name to deceive the public. This ri
decision of the high court;includes all
dealers who sell any similar article. T
Port Jefferson (L. 1.) Leader.
ECONOMY IS WEALTH, 0
Poor Richard says. If this lie true, then itA
is wise in ever-y family to use Daryeas's Satin
Gloss Starch in preference to any other, be
cause it is the most economical ever manu
factured in the world. It is themost ecnom
iesil because it is the best; it is the cheapest
ewberry Agricultural Society.
At a meeting of Newberry Pomona
range, held Feb. Ist, 1878, the following
DZnSLitution was reported by the Commit
e on "Newberry Agricultural Soci4ty,"
id adopted, viz:
We the undersigned citizens of Newberry
3unty, feeling a deep interest in the Agri
Iltural prosperity of our County, and also
the State of South Carolina, and believ
g that nothing will so quickly and perma
ntly infuse new life and energy into this
terest in this County, and thereby raise a
eling of pride and rivalry with our sister
Dunties, than an Agricultural Society,
ith its Annual Fairs and Exhibitions,
herefore we do agree to organize a Coun
Agricultural Society upon the following
[an, and under the following Constitution
This Society shall be known as the New
Rrry Agricultural Society. The members
r this Society shall bonsist of all persons
ho feel a sufficient interest in agriculture
> contribute to its funds in the following
tanuer, by contribution and membership
ian, name.y, annual membership, life mem
ership and family life membership: An
anual member upon payment of ($2.00)
wo dollars, shall be entitled to a full vote
Dd voice, and to all the privileges of a full
tember during the year in which he or she
all pay the above mentioned sum to said
ociety. All annual members shall obtain
-ee access to the Fair Crounds by paying
e proper membership fee at any time
rior to the regular annual exhibitious of
e Society ; but all such members wishing
> exhibit free of charge, shall be required
> become menbers of the Society at least
iree months prior to its annual exhibitions.
All life members shall be required to pay
> the Society ($5.00) five dollars; and up
a payment of that amount they shall be
atitled to a full vote and voice at all the
wetiugs of the Society during their life
me, and free access to an exhibition upon
c Fair Grounds.
Family life membership shall be extend-;
d to the immediate family (wards and
dopted children included) of any person
pon payment to the Society of the Sulu
t ($15.00) fifteen dollars, and such me!n
ership shall be entitled to two votes in
be Society, and to all the rights of life
The officers of this Society shall consist
f one President, two Vice-Presidents and
Secretary and Treasurer, and an Execu
ive Committee consisting uf five persons.
All the officers of this Society shall be
lected from the members of the Societ.
This Constitution may be further com
leted by the members of the Society when
is fully organized.
T. W. HOLLOWAY.
J. S. HAIR.
S. A. HUNTER.
A. J. KILGORE.
J. R. SPEARMAN.
L. E. FOLK.
It was further ordered that the Chairman
f that Committee do appoint sub-commit
sees in each Township. to solicit "contribu
ions and subscribers to said Society." The
llowing committees have been appointed,
rho are requested to aid in the formation
said Society, and who will report to Gen
ral ommittee as early as convenient:
ToWNsIP No. 1.
1st-L. E. Folk, A. C. Jones, A. V. Bow
2d-J, I. Johnstone, J. E. Brown, Dr.
I. F. Fant.
ToWNsaIP No. 2.
Joseph Caldwell, T. C. Brown, T. B.
ToWNsHIP No. 8.
W. D. Hardy, Jack Henderson, N. B.
ToWNSHIP No. 4.
1st-J. S. Spearman, Jr., I r. F. V. Setz
er, Holloway Hill.
2d-Dr. R. C. Carlisle, John McCarley,
Vallace C. Cromer.
ToWNsHIP No. 5.
Thompson Conner, Wallace Riser, Fed
. TOWNsHIP No. 6.
1st-Dr. W. V. Dorroh, A. P. Davis, D
2d-H. D. Boozer, T. I. Noel, J. F. Bur
~TowNsHIP No. 7.
John B. Boazman, Win. R. Smith, E. C.
TOWNSHIP No. 8.
1st-Col J. R. Spearman, K. Werts, B.
2d-Thomas H. Adams, Win. E. Welch,
'. . Paysinger.
TOWNSHIP No. 9.
1st-S. A. Hunter, N. H. Young, Col.
2d-A. ML. Dominick, W. P. B. Harmon,
oh Li. Hunter.
d-A. L. Wyse, R. L. Luther, L. B. Maf
TOWNsHIP No. 10.
1st-Levi Monts, Levi Bowers, J. H. Aull.
2d-Maj. Jacob Epting, J. A. Sligh, G.
ToWNsHIP No. 11.
1st-T. W. Holloway, D. J. Hents, E. J.
,ake, J. A. Cannon.
2d-Thomas V. Wicker, Perry Halfacre,
FOR THE EALD.
About the Schools.
NEWBERRY, S. C. Feb. 18, 1878.
Pusuant to a call of the Rev. J. 0. Boyd,
chool Commissioner, the Trustees of the
ounty met in the Court House at 11 o'
lock, a. m. Rev. J. C. Boyd in the chair.
Pr. J. Win. Folk was requested to act as'
ecretary. The chairman stated the objeztt
f(the meeting fully.
On motion of Dr. J. Win. Folk,-that the
wo mill levy for school pwrposes be retain*
d in the Township in which it is collected;
On motion of Dr. J. Win. Folk, that the
al road tax and Telegraph tax, be equally
ivided between the several Townships;
On motion of Dr. Brown, that the max
num salary of first grade certificate be $85,
icond grade $25, and third grade $20;
Dr. Brown was then requested to read
ie School Law.
The amount of the two mill tax of each
owsip for school purposes (provided the
ll taxes are collected)are as follows :
ownship No. 1,..............$2,313.12
" 2............... 489.37
" 6............... 687.60
" 7............... 573.68
" 8............... 466.52
" 9-............ 801.42
" 11............... 570.38
Each Township is entitled to $42.37 in
idition to above amounts for tax on Rail
,ad and Telegraph.
The chairman returned thanks to the
rustees for their courteous attention.
Mr. Houseal moved that the proceedings
this meeting be forwarded to the papers
the County for publication.
Mr. Tarrant then moved an adjournment;
J. WC. FOLK, Shcretary
I we Farr Secretary.
.ew j M7pisceUanews.
I will give a liberal reward for proof to
convict the thief who stole from my ceme
tery lot, two magnolia trees.
Feb 19 It L. J. JONES.
GUANO FOR. COTION.
For sale on favorable terms, either for
Cash, Cotton or on time,
Middleton's Fish Ammonia
A NO. 1 FERTILIZER for Cotton, Corn, &c.
Highly recommended by all who have used
Feb. 20, 8-tf.
IN THE PRICE OF SHAVIN1, 0.
JAMES RATLET, Barber.
Owing to the bard times, I have conclu.
dad to follow the example of some of the
leading mercants in town, and have put the
prices of Shaving, Rair Cutting, &c., down
to the following PANIC PRICES:
SHAVING, 10 *GENTS.
HAIR-CUTTING, SHAMPOOING AND
DYEING MOUSTACHE, 20 Cents each.
I use the best Bay Rum, Soaps, Perfume,
&c., and warrant satisfaction.
Newberry, S. C., Feb. 16, 1878. 8-2t.
DR. J. W. SIMPSON. J. WISTAR SIMPSON.
SIMPSON A SIMPSON,
Spartubanrg Conty, So. Ca.
OPWN TO V=TWALL TERzR UND.
Accessible from Union 0. H., on the
Spartanburg & Union R. R., sixteen miles
South-east of the Springs, and from Spar
tanburg C. H., twelve milea North. There
are good Livery Stables at each of these
RATES OF BOARD, CorAGz REsT, AC.
For Single Meals........ ...$ 75
For a Week per Day.............. .1 75
For a Month per Day............. 1 15
Cottage Rent, per tenement, 3 rooms
per month ................10 00
Cottage Rent, whole cottage, 6 rooms
per month....... ........ 17 00
Water per Gallon (vessels extra at
Feb. 20, 8-1t.
All persons having demands against the
Estate of John Schumpert, deceased, will
render an account thereof duly attested, to
the undersigned, or.his Attorneys, Messrs,
Moorman & Schampert, according to law.
All persons indebted to said Estate are
required to make payment on or before the
1st day of April, 1878.
J. C. SCHUXPERT,
Adm'r. etc., of John Schumpert, dec'd.
Feb. 20, 8-St.
The Laundry, the EIteheu.,
Gneral ,essehold Purposs.
Corner Kauroe and Jefiruon trets
FOB ULE BY
3. .J. RAEAGE A 80J.
Feb. 20, 8-2m.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN PROBATE COURT.
James A. Bikard, as Adm'r., of George A.
Bikard, dec'd., Plaintiff, vs. mEaeth E.
ikard, et al., Defendants.
opaimnt to Sell Land to Pay Debts, &o.
It is Ordered: That the creditors of the
said George A. Rikard, be and llIu1
hereby required to render in n,bla
their-demands before this Cour(, on or be
fore the first day of April, A.-D. 1878.
Dated this 13th day of February, 1878.
J. C. LEARY, J. P. N. 0.
NATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN THE PROBATE COURT.
Joel B. Heller, Executor,
On motion of Messrs. Baxter & John
stone, Attorneys for Joel B. Heller as Ex
ecutor of the last will and testament of Sa
rah Desaker, as appears by his written au
thority herewith filed, dated 11th February,
Ordered, That all and singular the cred
itors of Sarah Desaker, be required to ren
der on oath their respective demands, with
the rank thereof, in this Court, on or before
the fifteenth day of March, A. D. 1878, and
afterward establish the same.
J. C. LE AEHY, J. P.
15th February, 1878. - 8-St.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
IN THE COURT OF PROBATE.
John C. Schuinpert, as Adsn'., etc., of
John Schumpert, dec'd.
Petition to Sell Personalty.
In obedience to an order of His Honor,
the Judge of Probate, passed in the above
stated action, I will sell, at the late resi
dence ot John Schunmperr, deceased, in said
County, ON THE 2nd DAY OF MA RCH,.A.
D. 1878, at public outcry, his following
Personal Property, to-wit:
1 Horse, 2 Mules, 4 Head of eattle, S
Head of Sheep, 12 Head of Hogs, small
quantity of Corn and Fodder, 10 Bushels
Peas, 75 Bushels Cotton Seed, 1 Gin Head,
1 Thresher, 1 Fan, 2 Gin Ba.nds, 1 Two
horse Wagon, 1 Four-horse Wagon, I Eug
y, te of T.nmber, 1 Set Blacksmiths'