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rOR THE HERALD.
When will earth in beauty wake.
And winter's ice-bound barriers break ?
Wben flowers bloom and birdlings sing,
To gentle, winsome, cheery spring.
I see her fooiprints on the hills,
I hear her voice in murmuring rills,
Soozi o'er the earth she'll gracefal fling,
The royal garb of lovely spring.
Then flowers will raise their drooping
Flowers that we have long deemed dead,
To gladden the world with beauty bright,
After the winter's long, dark night.
Williamston, S. C.
A Cloud or Witnesses.
For nearly a quarter of a century
Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy has been
acknowleged by the people as a posi
tive cure for all catarrhal affections.
Its great popularity with physicians
and patients, together with its con
stantly increasing sale, attests, in ar
guments stronger than words, its heal
ing power. If there be general or
nervous debility and impoverished
blood, Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical
Discovery should be used in connec
tion with the Catarrh Remedy. The
following named parties are among
the thousands who have been cured of
catarrh by the used of Dr. Sage's
A F Downs, New Geneva, Pa.; D
J Brown, St. Joseph, Mo.; E C Lew
is, Rutland, Vt.; Levi Springer, Net
tle Lake, Ohio; Chas. Norcrop, North
Chesterfield, MIe. ; Milton Jones, Seri
ba, N Y.; J E Miller, Bridger Sta
tion, Wyo.; J C Merriman, Logan.
sport, Ind.; M M Post, Logansport,
Ind.; J W Bailey, Tremont, Pa.; Il
B Ayres, La Porte, Ind. ; Jessie M
Sears, Ft. Branch, Ind.; L Williams,
Canton, Mo.; W A Thayer, Onarga,
Ill.; S B Nichols, Jr., Galveston,
Tex.; Jonas' F Reinert, Stonesville,
Pa.; S W Lusk, MeFarland, Wis.:
John Williams, Helmick, Ohio; Mrs.
M A Carrey, Trenton, Tenn. ; J G
Joslin, Keene, N H.; A J Casper,
Table Rock, W Va. ; Louis Anders,
Gaysport, Ohio; C H Chase, Elkhart,
Ind.: Mrs. Henry Haight, San Fran
cisco, Cal.; Mrs. E M Gallusha, Law
renceville, N Y.; W J Graham, Adel,
Iowa; A 0 Smith. Newnan, Ga.;
Chas. E Rice, Baltimore, Md.; Jesse
M Sears, Carlisle, Ind.; Dan'l B Mil
ler, Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Minnie
Arnaise, 290 Delancy Street, New
York; H W Hall, Hastings, Mich.;
Win. F Marston, Lowell, Mass.; I W
Roberts, Maricopa, Ariz; Chas. S De
laney, Harrisburg, Pa.; M C Cole,
Lowell, Mass; Mrs. C J Spurtin,
Camden, Ala.; Chas. F Kaw, Fred
ericktown, Ohio; Mrs. Lucy Hunter,
Farmington, Ill.; Capt. E J Spauld
ing, Camp Stambaugh, Wyo.; I W
Tracy, Steamboat Rock, Iowa; Mrs.
Lydia Waite, Shushani, N Y.; J M
Peck, Junction City, Mont. ; Henry
Ebe, Bantas, Cal.; L P Cummings,
Rantoul, Ill.; S E Jones, Charleston
Four Corners, N Y.; Geo. F Hall,
Puebio, Cal.; Win. E Bartrie, Sterl
ing, Pa. ; H H Ebon, 918 Penn Street,
Pittsburg, Pa.; J R Jackmnan, Sam
uel's Depot, Ky.; Henry Zobrist,
Geneva, N Y. ; Miss Hattie Parrott,
Montgomery, Ohio ; L Ledbrook,
Chathan, Ill. ; S B McCoy, Nashiport,
Ohio; W W Warner, North Jackson,
Mich.; Miss Mary A Winne, Darien,
Wis.; John Zeigler, Carlisle Springs,
Pa.; James Tompkings, St. Cloud,
Minn.; Enoch Duer Pawnee City,
Neb. ; Joseph T Miller, Xenia, Ohio ;
5 B Nichols, Galveston, Tex.; H L
Laid, Upper Alton, Ill.; John Davis,
Prescott, Ariz; Mrs. Nancy Graham,
Forest Cove, Oreg.
Senator Lipscomb, of Newberry, who
introduced a set of "straight-out" res
olutions into the Democratic caucus
in Columbia, on the occasion of the
selection of Democratic candidates for
judges, was censured because he with
drew when his resolutions were tabled.
The question very naturally arises,
whether the caucus can bind a dem
oerat to stand by any policy, principles
or nomintions that are not democratic;
or, in other words, is a democrat in
duty bound to vote for a republican
against his principles, because the
caucus says so ? Again, our advices
from Columbia show that the Univer
sity Bill was carried, and that the re.
port of the Bond Commission may be
defeated by the vote, not of a majority
of democrats, but by a combination of
a democratic minority with the radi
cals in the General Assembly. Now,
the question again arises, if it is right
for the democratic caucus to compel a
democrat to vote for a republican
judge, would it not be right to submit
questions of public policy-such as
the Bonded Debt and University Bill
-to the democratic causus, instead of
allowing the radical minority to decide
what the democrats shall do. It
seems to us that the democratic party
should be governed by democratic
principles, or that it cannot bind its
members to abide by its action; and
it is a poor rule that will not work
both ways. Will it not be as bad to
allow the radicals to rule the general
Assembly, as to allow independent
candidates, to run and hereby throw
the control of the State into their
hands ?-Carolina Spartan.
Promises kept inspire confidence ;
and Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup never
promised relief in the diseases of
childhood without at once effecting it.
Hence the popular reliance upon it.
Price 25 ets. a bottle.
The Supreme Court of the State of
New York has decided that J.. C.
Ayer & Co., of Lowell, have the sole
right to usc the words CHERR~Y PEC
TORAL for a medicine, and has issued
an injunction against F. V. Rashton,
nf N7- Y,.k itva for selling Rush
THOS. F. GRENEKER, EDIToRs.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MAR. 13, 1878.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fam
ily Newspaper. devoted to the material in
terests of the ocople of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertisin- medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. 'For Terms, see first page.
To Democratic Clubs.
We propose to publish in the
HERALD the rolls of all Democratic
Clubs in the County of Newberry,
and respectfully urge the President
or Secretary of each Club to furnish
us with a perfect and full list of
names as soon as the Clubs organ
ize. This is an important matter
and we hope it will be attended to.
Let the names be written legibly.
The State Debt, and the Com
As some of our readers may not
be familiar with the question of the
public debt, we take the liberty of
quoting from Senator Gary's speech
in the Senate on that subject, which
gives the whole matter in a clear
and intelligible form.
THE CoNSOLIDATION DEBT.
"The amount of the public debt
authorized under the Consolida
tion Act of 22d December, 1873,
to be consolidated was $9,886,627.
Of this amount there has been
consolidated $7,169,667.94. The
amount to be consolidated is $2,
716,960.06, with interest on this
amount from July 1st, 1871, to Jan
uary 1st, 1878, which is $950,936,
the principal and interest of the
unconsolidated debt being $3,657,
896.06. Now, if you apply the rule
adopted by the Act of 1873, which
is to pay fifty cents on the dollar,
it will be $1,838,948.03.
The Consolidation Debt, under
this scheme, would be $4,396,290.44,
with interest in arrears to January
1st, 1878, eighteen months, will be
$395,666.10, the aggregate of princi
pal and interest being $4,791,956.54.
If to this we add the $1,838,948.03,
it gives us the amount of the debt
after applying the Act-of 22d De
cember, 1873, to wit: $6,639,904.57,
less the amount of the interest now
in the Treasury.
THE FLOATING DEBT.
The floating debt, according to the
Investigating Committee, amounts
to $1,046,926.04, and to this they
have added the "Bills of the Bank
of the State," amounting to $739,
179.27, making, in the aggregate,
THE CoNTINGENT DEBT.
The contingent debt is as follows:
Spartanburg and Union Railroad
bonds, $474,600 ; South Carolina
Railroad bonds, $84,078 ; Charles
ton and Savannah Railroad bonds,
$750,750 ; Laurens Railroad bonds,
$75,000 ; Greenville and Colum
bia Railroad bonds, $1,436,545.80,
amounting, in the aggregate, to
Now these three denominations
of indebtedness constitute all the
indebtedness of the State, and it
amounts to the enormous sum of
"The Committee find that $3,608,
717 were not issued in accordance
with law, and therefore were not
authorized to be consolidated by
the Act of 22d December, 1873."
It was over this portion of the
Investigating Committee's report
that the first fight was made be
tween those who were in favor of
paying the whole Consolidation
Debt and those who were in favor
of striking out the $3,608,717,
fraudulently issued. The debate
began February 27th.
The Democratic caucus Saturday
greed upon the plan given below.
The following synopsis of the
plan is from the News and Courier :
1. A sufficient tax shall be levied
to pay the interest on the whole
Consolidation debt for the current
ear, the funds to pay the interest
in full for last year being already
in the Treasury.
2. Three Circuit Judges, to be
esignated by the General Assem
bly, shall meet in May and hear and
1etermine cases made up to test
the validity of the Consolidation
bonds and stock reported against
by the Bond Commission, the State
to have right of appeal tco the Su
preme Court, at the demand of the
sounsel for the State.
3. That the interest on the debt
recognized as valid by the Bond
whenever the liability of the State
therefor shall be finally adjudged.
5. That no bonds or stocks is
sued since April, 1868, be funded
under the Consolidation Act until
they shall have been examined and
2. That the Little Bonanza debt
and the unfunded debts and liabili
ties of the State, including the bills
of the Bank of the State, and ex
cepting only the advances made for
the Lunatic Asylum and State Peni
tentiary, shall be funded at fifty
cents on the dollar in six per cent.
Mr. Pope on the Public Debt.
We find in the News and Coaurier
the following notice of Mr. Pope's
speech on the Bond Commission's
Report. The speech was delivered
in the House the 6th instant:
Mr. 7. J. Pope, of Newberry,
made a very fine argument in favor
of a compromise, the basis of which
was to throw out the conceded
frauds and fund the outstanding
debt at fifty cents on the dollar.
By the terms of the Consolidation
Act he said certain claims were
compromised at fifty cents on the
dollar, but there was in that act no
agreement to take fifty cents on
regular, irregular and tainted bonds.
The message of the Governor was
explicit on this head. It was nothing
but the proffer of a lesser amount
on account of an inability to pay a
greater. The report of the tax
payers' committee (Mr. Trenholm
and others) was based upon fraud
ulent representations made to them
by Neagle and Parker at the insti
-gation of Chamberlain and with
Kimption's aid. The whole thing
being fradulent and based on a
fraud deliberately planned is a null
ity. The matter of the adjustment
of the public debt never entered in -
to the campaign of 1876. The con
stitutional amendment imposing a
regular two mill tax for school
purposes was submitted to the peQ
ple; the Debt question was not.
The Wallace House was but the
servant of the people; the agent is
not above his principal. Gentle
men on the other side ignore the
action of the Wallace House in
June. He had never seen such an
attempt to bridle free expression as
had been practiced by the friends
of the bondholders on this ques
tion. The 14ading journals of this
State had denounced the repre
sentatives of the people for dar-ing
to disagree with Govern.or Hamp
ton, even going so far as to measure
our love for our State by our agree
ment with Hampton.
I yield to none in admiration of
Governor Hampton, but even he
has made some of tbe greatest and
fatal mistakes. For instance, when
he denounced the Reconstruction
acts as revolutionary, null and void.
The doctrine of infallibility has not
been settled in South Car-olina. I
have supported Governor Hampton
so far as my conscience will allow,
but will never deviate from my
duty, as I understand it, for any
one man. The country members
were repudiationists until they be
came so strong, and then they be
came read justers. All the honor
and patriotism is not concentrated
on one side or in one section of the
party. Some say no matter what
the wrong may be, it is law
now and can't be changed ! Who
made them judges ? When Morton,
Bliss & Co. tried to force the comp
troller general to levy a tax to pay
these bonds ; despite a specific act;
the attorney-general and Mr. Mem
minger fought the bondholders,
they got their judgment in the Su
preme Court ; but despite the fact
that they have it all these years
they have never collected a
cent. Don't be cast down at
the threat that the Supreme
Court will decide against you.
There is as much law on the one
side as on the other. The Supreme
Court is pure, and no man has a
right to say what its course will
be except in the way of argument.
The speaker next dropped into
figures and stated that if the oppo
sition was successful a tax of thirty
seven mills would be levied on the
people of Charleston and Columbia,
and but little less on people outside
of the cities. If we accept the Con
solidation Act as the basis of the
settlement of the public debt, (after
eliminating the Owens cupons which
are acknowledged to have been
fraudulent) the tax would be three
and a half mills. The Consolidation
Act would be the best settlement
that could 15e made. Eliminate the
Zealy and Owens and other fraudu
lent coupous and pay the rest.
M~.r. Pope, in his argument, was
the first to openly declare in favor
of a compromise. He was evidently
very earnest in his convictions, and
supported his position by strong
legal and political reasons.
Individuals are not the only bank
rupts now. Virginia is declared in
a state of insolvency by the Audit
or, with not a dollar in the treas
ury. Washington is staggering
under a load of debt, the property
of the city being mortgaged for
more than one-fourth of its value.
San Francisco is dead broke, and
her municipal affairs are at a stand
still for want of funds. Chicago is
as dead as a mackerel, and her big
gest men bankrupt. A deplorable
state of affairs truly.
The Straight-Out Demnocrat, 1
A Tri-weekly newspaper, publish
h C1,~1,,mbia an,I ~'Rifc~A by
rhe Opposition to Governor
The News and~Courier says: "The
opposition to the renomination of
Governor Hampton is not as much
'a man of straw' as our good friends
of the Newberry HERALD seem to
think. Hampton is the exponent
of liberalism, conservatism, pro
gress, justice, moderation and peace
in South Carolina, and the hide
bound extremists, who are not all
dead, don't want him."
We are aware that there are a
few such extremists ; but they don't
amount to a corporal's guard in the
great army of the Democrats of the
State, and their petty jealousies and
absurd aspirations should be treat
en with silent contempt, instead of
being dignified into an opposition.
We insist that there is not a shadow
of doubt of Governor Hampton's
renomination, if he will accept it.
Notwithstanding this fact we ex
pect to be informed over and over
again next fall by at least half a
dozen newspapers in the State that
the Governor's renomination is due
to their sole, uncompromising ef
forts in his behalf.
The3 Pension Bil.
The Bill granting pensions to
soldiers and sailors who served in
the War of 1812, passed Congress
the 4th. It provides that the names
of all volunteers of the military or
naval service of the United States
who served fourteen days in the
war of 1812, shall be placed on the
pension rolls. The monthly amount
of the pension is eight dollars ; in
case the pensioner is dead it makes
provision for his widow. It also
restores to the rolls those Southern
men who, once pensioned, were
stricken from the roll because they
had aided or abetted the "rebel
Speights' Daily Newspaper.
We are glad to welcome the irre
pressible Speights, of Greenville,
back into the newspaper fraternity.
if the first numbers of his paper
can be taken as an intimation of its
future, we jredict for him a suc
cessful venture. Col. Jno. W. R.
Pope is associated with him in the
editorial department. Three cheers
for Speights' .Daily Newspaper.
The indemnity that Turkey has
to pay to Russia, according to the
treaty, amounts to 1,410,000,000
roubles, 1,100,000,000 being cover
ed by territorial cessions, the bal
ance, 310,000,000 roubles to be paid
in money. A rouble is equal to
about seventy-five cents in our
The Silver Bill,
Which has recently become a
law, provides for coining silver dol
lars of 412k grains weight, and
makes it a legal tender for all debts.
It is said to be worth only ninety
two cents; but we know so little in
regard to the matter that we shall
not attempt to discuss it.
BayaTrd Taylor has been confirm
ed as Minister to Germany.
In a breach of promise casc
Dicker vs. Tytus-tried at Hamil
ton, 0., last week, the fair plaintiff
was awarded $6,000 damages.
The hotels, printing office, busi
ness houses, several bath houses, in
short nearly all the houses at Hot
Springs, Arkansas, were destroyed
by fire the 4th.
According to the report of the
Secretary of War "our standing ar
my" is quite an expensive machine.
The government pays for quarters
over $60,000 a year ; for fuel, over
$20,000 ; for forage, over $30,000.
It cost the United States last year
$1,854 for each enlisted soldier.
A noted burglar was shot and
mortally wounded in New York, a
few nights ago, while trying to en
ter a house. While dying he beg
ged that a "jimmy" might be placed
in his hand-he could then die hap
py. Another instance of "the ruling
passion strong in death."
The Walhalla Bank has given no
tice that it will close the 13th inst.,
n account of the usury law.
Several colored men have been
put in jail in Lancaster, for non
payment of poll-tax. A rather ex
While a white man was cutting
own a tree near Pendleton, Ander
;on County, a few days ago, it fell
m him and crushed him to death.
Among a batch of convicts that
rrived at the State Penitentiary
,he 6th inst., was a colored girl
sight years of age, who was put in
A portion of Pickens County ex
perienced a destructive storm of
wind, bail and rain lately, in which
residences, kitchens, stables, barns,
cribs and fences were destroyed.
The Abbeville Medium says that
Col. T. C. Perrin fell in the Court
House passage last Friday, while
on the way to his law office. It is
supposed he was attacked by a se
vere fit of indigestion.
An old lady, Miss Tabitha Rad
cliffe, aged 50 years, committed
suicide by hanging herself from the
rafters of her garret room in Abbe
ville County last week. She lived
alone and had some means, but no
clew is had to the cause of the rash
act. Suicides are very common of
CONDENSED REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS.
MONDAY, March 4-SENATE.-Bill
to restore the remedy of distress for
rent passed its third reading.
The joint resolution to appoint a
commission to codify the Statute laws
of the State was amended, giving the
appointment to the Judges of the Su
preme Court, by and with the consent
of the Governor, and fixing their sala
ries at $2,000 instead of $3,000.
$1,000 is appropriated as a contingent
Mr. Witherspoon made a speech on
the Bond Commissioner's report, ad
vocating the reopening of the Consoli
HoUSE.-Mr. Simonton made a
motion that the vote on the Bond
question be taken at 1 o'clock the 8th
inst. Mr. Gray moved to substitute
the 7th. Mr. Johnstone moved to
substitute the 9th-tabled. The vote
on Mr. Gray's motion stood 37 to 37.
Speaker Sheppard cast the deciding
vote in favor of the motion.
The Bond question was taken up.
Mr. Blue, of Marion, argued for the
Consolidation Act; Mr. Bradley, of
Abbeville, against it.
The Bill providing for reopening
the State University was enrolled for
Bill to redistrict the State was laid
on the table by a vote of 49 to 47.
TUEsDAY, March 5-SENATE. -
Joint Resolution enabling the County
Commissioners of Newberry, (and
some other Counties) to fund the past
indebtedness of said Counties, was
Bill to prevent cruelty to animals
ordered for ratification.
Bond question was taIren up and
HoUSE.--On motion of Mr. D. F.
Bradley, committee was appointed to
investigate all charges made against
members of the House- in the report of
the Fraud Commission.
Mr. Conner offered resolution that
the per diem of members since the
recess be fixed at $4.
Mr. R. R. Hemphill moved to re
consider the vote fixing the time for
cutting off debate on the Bond ques
tion Wednesday, 6th. Adopted. Fri
day was then moved as the day-ta
bled. Speeches were made on the
Bond question by Mr. Memminger, of
Charleston, in favor of the Consolida
tion Act, and Mr. Aldrich, of Barn
well, against the act.
WEDNEsDAY, March 6th-SENATE.
-Bill to amend Section 12, Chapter
28, Title 7, of General Statutes rela
tive to sureties on official bonds, pass
ed third reading. The Bond question
came up ; speeches were made by My
ers and Taft in~ favor of the Consolida
tion Act, and by Livingstone in oppo
HoUsE.-The Bond question was
the only matter of interest discussed.
Speeches were made by Andrews,
Rutledge and Pope.
THURsDAY, March 7-SENATE.
Joint resolution to leave the appoint
ment of three Commissioners to codify
the laws of the State to the Judges of
the Supreme Court, was passed.
Mr. Taft finished his speech on the
HoUSE.--Mr. Dibble, Orangeburg,
spoke in favor of standing by the Con
solidation Act. Mr. O'Neill, Charles
ton, struck a new vein altogether-he
was in favor of rejecting all bonds re
ported as invalid by the Bond Com
mission, and in paying all the valid
debt, dollar for dollar, notwithstanding
the Consolidation Act of Dec. 1873.
Mr. White, Charleston, spoke for the
FRIDAY, March 8-SENATE.-Bill
to amend the Act of March 9, 1874,
regulating the fees of Probate Judges,
Trial Justices,.Clerks of Courts and
other officers, was rejected.
Mr. Cochran introduced bill to pro.
vide for the registration of the voters
of this State, as required by the Con
Mr. Wylie, Lancaster, made his
speech on the Bond question, advo
cating the adoption of the report of
the Investigating Committee, and
thrming nout the $3,08,&717 of the
his speech ; he was in favor of stand
ing by the Consolidation Act. Mil- gr
ler, (rep ) Beaufort, had his say ; and wi
was followed by Wells, Robinson, is
Gantt, Ferriter and Humbert, (Dar- ta:
lington) all repubs.-all on the same m<
Mr. R. B. Rhett, Charleston, next ze
had his say-on same side. ap
It was moved and carried that the pr
vote on the Bond question be taken pa
the next day. go
Bill to create a special license tax th
on salesmen traveling for firms doing to
-business in another State, passed to no
third reading. se
.Mr. Pope, of Newberry, rose to a ta:
privileged question, and made the ot
following remarks: or
Mr. Speaker: In the course of my li(
remarks on the question now pending, rc
which remarks were delivered in this is
House on Wednesday last, I stated w
that Governor Hampton did in the itU
national Democratic party, in 1868,
offer the resolution declaring the re
construction measures of Congress rev
olutionary, and, therefore, null and
void. When I made the statement,
such was my belief. Since then I
have been authoritatively assured that P1
such resolution was not offered by re
Governor Hampton, but was so offered PI
by a gentleman from Connecticut. to
Having publicly made the charge, I th
do now withdraw it. ab
SATURDAY, March 11-SENATE.- tir
House concurrent resolution to ad- of
journ sine die the 20th, laid over till
Messrs. Bowen and Cannon spoke a
in favor of throwing out the bonds re
ported fraudulent by the Bond Com
Act to reduce all acts relating to
powers and duties of County Commis- r
sioners into act, was ratified.
HOUsE.-Mr. Hood spoke on the ca
Bond question-in favor of throw- vo
ing out the fraudulently consolidated ch
bonds. Tuesday, the 12th, fixed as .
the day for taking the vote. i
VOE THE HERALD.
Our Washington Letter. pi
WASHINGTON, D. C., ha
March 6, 1878. ke
The worst enemy of Mr. Hayes w(
might almost be satisfied with the dis- is]
appointments which he has had in the W
yeai just closed. First and greatest bi
the new party was a child which did lie
not rise to the activity of a still birth. *0
Matthews, made Senator by undigni- al
fled intrigue, gave no strength to his
inventor, and goes out of office by the th
unanimous wish of the people of Ohio,
backed by the warm assent of citizens
generally. Garfield, who was to be re
Speaker of the House, also by Presi- *
dential intrigue; was miserably de- to
feated for that position, and can be ct
returned to Congr.ess only by a mirac- t
ulous change in the people of his Dis- m
trict. It is fair to suppose that Hayes, n
if he really ever had a conviction of .!
any kind, believed that the civil ser- .
vice of the country ought to be re- is
formed, and hoped to reform it: yet m
by his own acts it has become demor- o
alized to an extent that would make to
Grant shudder; it is to use a commona
phrase "demonetized" and nothing
but an act of Congress can restore it t
to what it was a year ago. The only b
possibility of mischief that the Ad- .
ministration has escaped has been in r
our affairs with Mexico, and I do not
believe that Hayes or his Secretary of P
State should receive credit for keeping H
us out of a war with that distracted ed
country. I think that but for the ef- ab
forts made by the press before and at
and after the meeting of Congress in
October, the Administration would ig
have had to answer for that crowning .h
infamy of all infamieb-an unjust war
aainst a weaker sister Republic. it
Upon the whole, if we omit the re- o
moval of troops from the South, which p
every day shows more and more clear
ly to have been a condition precedent o
to his inauguration, we find that Mr.
Hayes is' entitled to little credit for
services in the office he holds. Time
alone can tell whether this comes from
the weakness of the man, the peculiar
condition of our politics at this time,
or from the fact that goods improperly m
acquired never bring.prosperity to the y
There is a great deal of amusement h
found in the fact that certain Senators
were tipsy on the night the silve bil e
pe.It was an all night sersin. b
The Post of yesterday published what
it called its list of Senators who were
not the worse for liquor. The fun of Al
this list is found in the fact that it T
puts close together the names of Sena
tors who never drink at all and of
Senators who are never sober. It is s
understood that a correct list of the
inebriated ones would not take in any
who come from east of the Penobscot g
river or west of the Pacific Ocean. M
The attention of Congress was call- col
ed, last Fall, in this correspondence,
to the fact that the Government was
occupying many private buildings here, ad<
at an enormous annual expense, and ,
that most of the buildings were mere
fire traps, invaluable records stored
within. them being more exposed to
destruction than a business man would
allow his property to be. An investi- ma
gation of the subject is to be had, un
der a resolution yesterday introduced
in the House. There can be but onc
result. Favoritism and fraud. will be Ch
ound, if the investigation is thorough,w
in connection with the renting of
nearly every building. If a man has. frii
in unsalable and unrentable shanty, o
he can generally make the Govern- rec
cent a tenant if he will pay some for
ciddle man a percentage.
The 1812 Pension bill passed the i
[ouse yesterday, having previously ce*
passed the Senate. It gives $8 per pai
aonth to all those who served 14 days ed
>r were engaged in a battle, during
;be war of 1812, instead of 60 days as
eretofore, and to widows of all those
wvho have died. It restores to the
Pension rolls those who were droppedl'
The Moffett punch, which a Con.
assional Committee is investigating i
th a view to its u!e in this District,I'
the simplest and Last tbjectiolnable eat
c gatherer ever known. By its fac
!aas tax paying becomes an easy *nd [Ce1
vous thing. Every time th1t a citi- aw
n spends 15c. upo-a his owr selfish ree
petite, be contributes 2ic. to relieve tor
operty from its burdens. The worst Im
rt of a man is taxed for the general Sal
od, and it is done in such a way- t
e money appearing, for the momeUt,
be drawn from the barkeeper and
t from the real loser-that the more
lfish a man is the more he enjoys his
v paying. Except in Maine and
her States where there are prohibit
y laws and where, of course, no
uor is sold, we may now begin to
duce public indebtedness All that
needed is a Moffett punch. There
11 be a Committee report in favor of
adoption in this District.
FoR THE HERALD,
Febeary 20th, 1878. B
MISTER EDITURS : It is with grate
,asure that we peple in the country.
id the report of the Grand Jury, es
sially that part about whisky, and
iting conceled wepins. It's a Pittan
ough they dident ali-p in somethin' JJ
out the lean law, or the ocnd ques
i, or codifying the laws, or somethin'
the sort, it would have sounded you
ow. We never thouzht that a
rand Jury had any bisness fumblin Fr
ound in public offices. or bothering
emselves about the pore house, or nu
out roads and bridges, but confine the
emselves to other matters, espesially Uo
iisky, &c. The nashun is going to I C
in by its purnitious effecks, and it
with pride that we of Newberry,
n say, "we was the firat to raise our
ice agin its use." That was a wise in
mse they put in, about not selling SP
drinks and quarts, and to kepe it Ca
the smallest cumpas. possible. This
Is right. If a man must have his
og, let him get a jug or a kag full.
iis would be much better than slip
n around the back way, and git a to
If pint flask full and tel the bar me
per, it was for eamfur, or the old wil
man was sick. It would be aston- ins
ing how much more camfur there of
)uld be in the country if peple would
- by the jug full, and so much less
ker drunk. And then it. should
ly be - bought and drunk in town,
d on the public square at that. This H]
inld stop so many town folks, too,
>m hunting the Post Oflis, and mis
e dore, thi.'iin so much about bi-s
ss. And further more they should
comxmend the wicked habit of carry
g it concealed. Eow much better an
carry it around a man's neck in a wit
uteen or something. I always
ought it did look so mean to ree a_
un standin' up in a crowd wit& the
ck of a long bottle stickin' out of
s hind coat pocket. As for carry-A
g knives and pistols in your pocket,
a practice which should, by all
sans, be stopped, and the Legislatur
ght to appoint a set of eunstables -ca
search every man comin' to town,
d take away these impliments of
ath. What a savin' of bloodshed
ere would be. Think of the mones
widders and cries of orfans there
a been in our land, all through car- -
ing concealed whisky and wepins.
hy not carry Winchester rifles, or ,
rhaps -a tomahawk would be better?wf
ow many murders would be prevent- tor
? Hlow many less, poor innocemt, tee
used and down trodden niggers ama
mid be bushwhacked, just for ex- c
iuing your tater patch, or through
20rance of the law, inters your meet -
use to get a small piece of meet, or SI1
other peples' hen house, only hunt
Stheir own chickens ? The liberty
the poor nigger would be better L.
'tectid, our land would no more be
luged in blood, and peace would
ee more rain in Warsaw.
As ever, your friend, in
SI SLOCUM. eet
FOR THE HERALD. dag
JALJAPA, March 9, 1878. Re:
The citizens of Township No. 5, Ne
t in the Academy, and on motion les
j. J. P. Kinard took the chair, who
efly stated that the object of the lot
etinig was the reorganization of the L.
mocratic Club. Mr. J. B. Camp
I was elected Secretary, and re- ar
ested to prepare a list for enroll- and
at. The following enrolled:.
J. P. Kinard, John Abrams, col., acr
fred Jones, col., Minor Teague, col., anc
M. Chapman, G. S. Sligh, WV. H. is
dy, M. B. Chalmers, S. R. Wright, lot
B. Campbell, G. L. Spearman, J. -4
Gary, J. C. Gary, J. C. Butler, J. o.n
.Folk, W. C. Davis, J. M. Chal- ~
rs, J. Glasgow, J. R. Sligh, W. C. piei
ittenberg, WV. W. Riser, E. P. '1
~thews, J. R. Campbell, T. Carroll, Per
,J. Y. Johnson, T. H. Davis.
Dr. Folk offered a resolution that
eers be elected by acclamation
[he following were elected:I
President-Maj. J. P. Kinard.
st Vice-President-J. WV. Folk.
~d Vice-President-G. L. Spear
Bd Vice-President-W. C. Davis.U
Secretary-W. H. Eddy.
'reasurer-J. B. Campbell.K
Executive Cowmmittee-W.C. Sligh, g
airman; Minor Teague, G. S. Sligh, *
WV. Riser, W. C. Swittenberg. A
Eesoved further, That the wish of
mds or citizeos to make amendment
eange of officers shall be heartily -
eived, and that the list be opened ST
all who feel an interest in enroll
; and that a copy of these pro
dings be published in the County -y
ters. ' . suit
VIoved, that the Club stand adjourn- istr
to meet third Saturday in April. Me!
J. . NADSecresident. al
app. DY Scear.o
andrepytepoleap ae e
ndorsemi by ndh peope asna re-y -.
de. harmless and cheap remedy. %
ECONOMY IS WEALTH,
'oor Richard sav s. If this be true, then it
rise in every family to use Daryeas's Satin
ozs Stareb in prefeience to any other, be
Ise it is the most ec,nomical ever mann
tured in the world. It is the most econom
I because it is the best; it is the cheapest
ause it is the beSt. It is purer, w1iizer,
stronger than any other starch. it has
ived the h ighest awsrd over all competi
in the four quarters of the globe. Don't
leceied by your grocer. Ask for Duryeas'
-roved Corn Starch for food, and Daryeas'
in Gloss Starch for laandry purposes, and
e no other.
New A* Iiscellaneous.
.ot of Mens', Youths' and Boys'
Dots, Shoes, Hats, Caps,
I roany other Goods
33 1-3 per Cent. Below
New York Cost.
Liso, a very desirable assortment of
ench and English Cassimeres,
25 per cent. less than they cost, and
nerous other goods at a !ess price than
y can be bought for from any other
use in the State.
FFER THESE GREAT INDUCEMENTS
POR TEN DIV$ ONLY!
order to make room for A FRESH
RING AND SUMMER STOCK which
yt. McFall and myself will leave for New
rk to purchase on or about 20th inst.
will after this day keep
& Bargain Counte
which especial attention is called.
'adies or gentlemen having any old
uts they wish Dyed or Cleansed, if th
I bring same to my store before the 20t
t., they will be carried to New York
J. D. CASHK
lar. 13, 11-2t.
DES AND BARK WA-EKe
l'he undersigned wishes to purchase at
~,000 DRY OR GREEN HIDES,
00O CORDS TAN BARK,
and has all kinds of LEATHER, extra
sh, for sale. Grist Mill in connection
hi Tannery. Best quality of Meal made.
L. J. JONES.
Liar. 13, 11-3m.
t BOTTOM PRICES.
JUST RECE WED
A FRESH LOT OF
PLAIN~ AND FEENCH CANDY,
LEMONS, FRUITS, &c.
H. A. BURNS'. A
rhe Probate Court of Newberry ~pnty
I be openi for Annual Returns of u
s, Admi.iistrators, Guardians andT
s on the Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
Saturdays of March.
jitations will assuredly issue to those in
ault. J. C. LEARIY,
Liar. 13, 11--2t. Judge of Probate.
'ATE OF SOUTHI CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
[N THE COMMON PLEAS.
J. JONES & W. C. PARKER, Plfra.,
W. H. WEBB, Defendant.
ly virtue of an execution to me directed
.he above stated case, and of other ex
tions against the defendant, I will sell
Kewvberry Court House on the first Mon
in April, A.D. 1878, at public outcry,
I to the highest bidder, the following
di Estate, to-wit:
.One House and Lot in the Town *of
whberry, containing one acre more or
Son Leavell street, occupied by N. B.
ryck, bounded by lot of the heirs of
ison M. Jones, deceased, separated from
of W. T. Tarrant anid by other lots of
.One House and Lot,ontaining one
a more er less, oa Leavell street, occu
I by W. 0. Goree, bounde d by said street
other lots of L. J. Jones.
.One House and Lot containing one
e more or lees, on corner of Boundary
Drayton streets, occupied by D. S. Sat
white, and bounded by said streets, by
of heirs of B. MI. Jones, deceased, and
of L. J. Jones.
.Also that lot an Boyce street, fronting
Public Square, bounded by lot of Na
al Bank of Newberry, S. C., 3. P. Pool's
ble, and Dr. James McIntosh's lot, occu
I as a Law Office by L. J. Jones.
'ermus Cash. Purchasers to pay for pa
D. B. WHEELER, S. N. C.
[arch 11, 18'78 8t 13
RBEINEIWATLERA WHEEL lL
1'ORABLE AND 3TAT2ONARr
EV, ILOU3 AID ONEILLS,J
imr, POOLE & HUNT,
TE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
3y Jamnes C. L..my, Probate Judge.
hereas, John W. Scott hath made
to met., to grant him Letters of Admin
.tion of the E.-tate and effects of Scott
hcse are therelfore to cite and admonish
nd singular the kindred and creditors
he said deceased, that they be and
ar, before me, in the Court of Probate,
be held at Newberry Court House,
JX on the 2ith day of March aftmr