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The iHer ald.
THOS. F. GRENEKER, Emo
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDINESDAY, SEP. 3, 1879.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Fain
ly Newspaper, devoted to the material in
tercsts o the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see firs" page.
.Grand Excursion to Charles
The cheapest and most pleasant
excursion of the season is that to
Charleston this week. The author
ities of the S. C. P-id +lie G. & C.
R. R.'s, at the solicitation of the
merchants of Charleston and the
up-country, have put the rates dov. a
so low that all can go. These
roads are entitled to much credit
for their liberality, and we hope the
patronage they receive will induce
them to "repeat the perfoi.nance"
at an early day. Tickets are sold
at all stations of tie roads the 1st.
2nd and 3d, good to return on or
before the 10th. Those taking ad
vantage of the cheap rates go and
retarn by the regular passenger
trains, and are not permitted to
stop over anywhere on the route.
A large crowd passed doN %a the
road yesterday, (Monday). Get
your fickets and go: you will never
have a bitter opportilnity to Csit
the "City by the Sea." The fare
from Newberry, going and retr-n
ing, is only $3.55.
It is a year till election; yet any
number of candidates have been
mentioned already. For Governor,
Gen. McGowan, Gen. Kennedy,
Senator Lipscomb, Compt'roller
General Hagood and Adjutant-Gen
eral Moise ; for Attorney-General,
Gen. Y. J. Pope, Silas Johnstone,
Esq., J. S. Cothran and R. R.
Hemphill. None of these genti.e
men are candidates in the sense
that they are seel'ng the offices.
They have been nominated by the
newspapers, which must have some
thing to do these dull times ; and
nominating candidates is about as
innocent a diversion as they could
engage in. It is infinitely better
than dishing up "scandals in high
life." Let them amuse themselves,
by all means.
The Iamnpton Guardian.
We welcome 'with pleasure Mc
Sweeny's popular Guardian~ to or"
sanctum again, and now from Hamp
ton Covnty. Itlooks as natural as
ever, and if anything a little more
so, and idlU of life. We would like
to say something nice in compli
ment to or" enterprising friend,
but we do not like to repeat. He
certainly has the good wishes of
the entire Press gang in the State,
and we hope the good people of
Hampton will appreciate his merits
and give him the hearty support he
deserves. If Mc 'will now take him
a nice little wife he will be in the
full line of duty.
Carl Schurz, Secretary of the In
terior, is opposed to Grant for
President, and strongly in favor of
John Sherman. The views of the
"Flying Dutchman" are of little
consequence, however. Sherman
stock is booming and Schur:z is
playing his old trick of throwing
himself in the corrent that flows
the strongest. It is this peculiari
ty, connected with his remarkable
foresight, that makes him a splen
The Laurens Herald notices the
death of Mr. Chas. B. Dorroh at the
residence of his mother, Mrs. Susan
Dorroh, on the 24th uit. He was
twenty-five years of age, and be
loved by all who hew him.
Also the death of Frank, a little
son of Mrs. Malinda Crews, who
was thrown from a mule on Wed
nesday last, and who died in four
The wholesale merchants of Nor
folk, Va., arranged with the rail
roads for a hiee excursion of the
merchants of North and South
Carolina to that city last week.
Seven hundred merchants from the
two States arrived there the 27th
nIt., and were treated to a magnifi
cent banquet and a steamboat ex
cursion to the various points of in
terest near the city.
Alexander Bryce, Jr., formerly
Gen. Hood Dead.
Gen. J. B. Hood died of Yellow
Fever at his home in New Orleans,
Saturday, the 30th ult. His wife
died five days previously, of Yellow
Fever. They left eleven children ;
the oldest ten. There are two or
three pairs of twins; the latest,
twins, are only three weeks old.
Gen. Hood was a gallant soldier.
He lost an arm at Fredericksburg,
and a leg at Uickamauga; but
continued in active sei .lce +l the
The Sv-rvivors of Spartanburg
County had a Reunion at Cedar
Springs, the 26th ult. There was
a large crowd in attendance and a
splendid address from Congress.
man Jno. H. E.ns.
Senator Hampton hf-s been spend
ing the summer at Daggers Springs,
West Virginia, and his health has
greatly improved. He will return
home in a few days.
The Yellow Fever still continues
at Memphis, the death rate being
about the same as last week. There
have been several deaths .n New
Ex-President Grant, now in Ja
pan, will return to the Uaited
States in a few weeks. He i, not a
candidate for the Presiddney.
The Laurens Herald asks some
of its contributors to boil their com
mnications down, in other wcrds
wiite shorter articles.
FOR THE HERALD.
The Common School System of
13th objection-By inducing immi
gration, lowering the taxes, passing
good wholesome laws, and making the
country prosperous, the people will
become able and willing to educate
their own children. Consequently,
this Common Public Free School Sys
tem should be abolished as unnecessa
Answer-To induce immigration,
lower.the taxes, .pass good wholesome
la'ws, and render the country prosper
ous, the people must be educated to a
much higher standard of domestic, so
cial, moral, and political intelligence.
This can be accomplished best and
perhaps only by this Common Public
Free School System; consequently
the same should be sustained and de
veloped by the State.
14th objeetion-Should the Com
mon Public Free School System be
retained, the State will eventually die
tate the kinds of text books our chil
dren shall study; consequently the
same System should be abolished.
Answer-Should that System be re
tained, the State will, it is hoped,
eventually e:-ect the whole into a vast
university, commensurate in extension
with the area of the State; and then~
dictate, not only the kinds of text
books, as is very properly the case inf
every other school, and college, and
university in the world, but also the
time 'nd manner of opening and clos
ing, toe precise method of conducting
and preparing recitations, the number,
time, and exercises of examinations
per annum, and in various other ways
exercise as rigid a control of this
grand youthful army of conservatism,
peace, good order, and good will as is
everywhere the case with a standing
army. Therefore, this Common Pub
lic Free School System should be re
tained and developed by the State.
15th objection-The Common Pub
lie Free School System cannot succeed
here in South Carolina; the same,
therefore, should be abolished.
Answer-The Common Public Free
School System has admi-ably succeed
ed within the-refined precincts of Ger
many an.d Britain ; but the same has
been an ignoble failure amongst the
degraded, root-eating, Digger Indians
of the West. Shall our cherished
"Round-Head Cavaliers" and "IHugue
nots" of South Carolina be classed
with the most refined, or the most de
graded, of the earth ? Let each man
answer according to the tendency of
his own nature; and, if he discover
that his nature will exult rather in en
lightenment and order than in igno
rance and dirt, then let him say with
us, that this Common Public Free
School System can succeed here in
South Carolina also; and that the
same, therefore, should be sustained~
and developed by the State.
16th objection-The present Com
mon Public Free School System has1
been a curse; the same, therefore,
should be abolished.]
Answer - The, present Common<
Public,Free School System will, it is
hoped, eventually be a "curse" to all
those that may wish to batten on the
ignorance and criminality of the peo
ple, but not to any others; and for
this very reason the same should be
retained and developed by the State.i
17th objection-The educational
tax is misapplied and squandered.t
The Common Public Free School Sys
tem should, therefore, be abolished. t
Answer-This is an ex abusu, so-<
called, argument; and, consequently,<
worthless. This man, moreover, is<
evidently speaking in a Rip Van Win- <
kle sleep, into which he seems to have
fallen during the Radical regine, with
his mouth full of imprecations. We
don't wish to awaken him; and,i
therefore, commend his objection to
people go to school, then. Perhaps
this. too. would be applying the school
fund where it is just as badly needed.
Neihbor A, your cattle are now rav
ag_iU my corn and wheat fields ; send
'our childron to assist in getting them
out. Neighbor B, I am indeed quite
sorry that your crops are ruined ; but
I need my children to assist me here
on the farm. (Sotto voce, A.-What
an unreasonable, selfish villain this
unneighborly B is ! Sotto voce, B.
I am indeed glad that my hungry cat
tle are learning to pick up a Kbtle here
and there, wherever possible, from wy
neighbors' fields. It won't do them
any hurt.) No man has any right,
either human or divine, "inherent" or
acquired, to have any cattle or any
children unless he can take proper
care of the same without inflicting
any injury whatsoever upon other
people. Every child that is reared in
ignorance is just like a cow turned
loose in a field of golden grain. The
State has "rights," and sbe should
be privileged to maintain them, just
the same as any single individual
19th objection-Education is less
general now than it was before the
late war. This Common Public Free
School System should, therefore, be
Answer-We emphatically question
the truth of this statement. 'This
man is moreover comparing the pres
ent entire white and negro population
with the richer class of a white people
prior to the late war, nor is he making
any allowance whatever for the dis
astrous effects of that war-the de
molition of the schools, the utter
prostration of every branch of our in
dustry, and the unexampled turbulence
of those several years just subsequent
to the war.
20th objection-The parents are
iow bearing the burden of tuition.
This Common Public Free School
System should, therefore, be abolished.
Auswer-This objection-which is
based upon an "abuse" and conse
quently worthless, and whose truth
fulness we emphatically question
cannot remind us of the lazy ninu.'s
inquiry, "Is it shelled ?" whiLa was
made with reference to the corn given
to save him from being buried alive
for his laziness.
21st objection-The Common Pub
lie Free School System has never been
of any benefit. The same, therefore,
should be abolished.
Answer-The State, after a due e
amination, commissioned about 3,000
teachers and opencd the (ommwon
Publie Free Schools for about five
months of the last fiscal year, at an ex
penlse of $316,197.10. These 8,000
teachers had under their daily co
trol for the 5 months mentioned 116,
239 children. Now, we have nobt
been able to go around and examin!e
every child in the State, as the con
codter of this 21st objection seems to
have done : the few, however, that we
have examined take pride, without a
single exception, in showinzg us "how
rapidly they have advanced and how
much they have learned." "But
Brutus says he was ambitious ; and
Brutus is an honorable man !" HIe
should take care, however, that he be
not forcibly sized upon, if necessary,
and made the Superintendent of Pub.
lie Instruction on account of his vast
ly superior intelligence !1
22nd objection-After the negroes
gto school, they think thenmselves too
god to work ; this Common Public
Free School System should, therefore,
Answer-This is invariably the
case everywhere and amongst every
people, when the degree of intelli
gence is quite low, and an education
uncommon. The remedy for it is to
raise the standard of-intelligcee and
to educate everybody, which can be
done only by this Common Pub
li Free School System. Therefore,
the same should be maintained and
developed by the State.
23d objection-The Common Public
Free School System will militate
against our very numerous, small de
nominational, "colleges ;" the same,
therefore, should be abolished.
Answer-This is an ad-captanduni,
so-called, argument-a soporific sweet
meat for collegians; and consequently,
worthless. The enlightened decision
of the whole world is, "That there are
too many "one-horse" colleges in the
land." We will only repeat here
what we have always said elsewhere
on the subject, that if these so-called
colleges, which only a few of the
wealthiest can attend, and which really
do pr-esent no greater advantages than
this Common Public Free School Sys
tem can present if only once properly
developed, are to live and to fatten,
;houl -like, only ~on the corpses of
the murdered Coninon Public Free
Schools, which alone the great mass
f the people can attend, then we at
least are opposed to the "colleges,"
both now and forever. The only legiti.
mte sphere of a rightly-ealled college
is in that region lying above and be
yond the prescribed course of the 'Com
mon Public Free School System.
Whenever any one improperly, and
perhaps illegally, descends from that
levated region and invades the do
nain of the Common P'ublie Free
School System, it essentially becomes
common public school, not a "col
ege." This we commend to the at
ention of their faculties.
24th objection-The negroes are ed
icationally "outstripping" the whites ;
ho Common Public Free School Sys
em should, therefore, be abolished.
Answer-We are sorry and ashamed
hat such an objection should have
er been presented by any one
laiming as much as one single drop
>f Caucasian blood. It is more than
mough for an "imp of darkness" to
>resume upon his eqjuality with the
vhite man :how, then, shall we stig
natize the action of a whit.e man who
sists upon his inferiority to the no
censured, by whatever birds of prey
may be there to batten on the lifeless
P'. 8.-"We desire to make a solemni
statement " Should any one have
been too greatly frightened by our
having donbed a lion's skin and
roared so valiantly as we have. we
beg now for his relief to assure him
that we are still the saie we have
ever been-an unadulterated don
We do not believe in medicine for
children, but we do believe in Dr.
Bull's Baby Syrup and assert that no
family should be without it.
FoR THE HERALD.
Our Wa%hing.onu Letter.
WASHTINOTON, D. C.,
Aug. 27, 1879.
It is semi-officially stated now that
the Committee on Rules of the House
of Representatives at its late meeting
planned a thorough revision of the
rules of the House with the idea of
giving to the majority a better control
of the body, as has already been stated,
and also allowing more latitude in de
bate, curtailing the almost autocratic
power of the Speaker, and taking from
-the two or three Committtees, who
now practically control legislation,
their power, and distributing it equal
ly among the other Committees. The
early report of the Committee's pro
ceedings did not seem to indicate any
abridgment of the Speaker's powers.
I am glad if the latter statement is
true. The Speakership became prac
tically a despotism under Blaine.
The Republicans of Iowa announce
that they shall bring out Senator Kirk
wood of that State as a Presidential
candidate. He is a native of Western
Maryland, and it is said has many of
the qualities of the late President Lin
coln. But Senator Windom has un
questionably the lead if the coming
Radical candidate is to be from the
Northwest. The Kirkwood "boom"
is too late.
Appeals for more funds are being
made by the Maine Republican State
Committee, who are continually writ
ing the National Campaign Commit
tee here to hurry up and send forward
the assessments collected from the
clerks and employees in the several
Departments. The campaign they
are carrying on there is a most despe
rate one, and the only shadow of hope
they have in capturing the State is by
the lavish use of money during the
closing days of the canvass. The time
for argument and discussion has nearly
gone by, and the last and only resort
with the hope of accomplishing any
thing is through fraud, intimidation,
and corruption, but it is believed the
great majority of the voters of Maine
will withstand all the corrupt appli
ances of the scheming and unscrupu
lous Blaine, and continue the work of
reform which the Democratic and
Greenback parties so nobly inaugura
~ted and carried out the last year.
The indefatigable Edison yesterday
s.ecured still another patent on a por
tion of his electric light apparatus.
The strongest believers in Ediso.n's
success in this mnatter are the experts
in the Patent Office.
Sensibly and righteously it has been
determined that the arrears of pensions
due inmates of the Volunteer Soldiers'
Homes shall be paid to the men them
selves instead of to the Homes. Many
of these disabled veterans can now
quit the Homes, and on the money to
be paid them, est,ablish themselves in
remunerative business. DEM.
Habit, if not necessity, makes a
Hair Dressing such as Dr. Ayer's
laboratory issues indispensable to
many. The "Vico'' is one of the
most delightful we have ever used. It
restores not only the color, but gloss
and luxuriance, to faded and gray
FOR THE HERALD.
DEAR HERALD : Summer roses
have bloomed and faded, summer suns
have risen and set since last I wrote
you. You see there was nothing to
write. The long summer days were
hot, dry and uneventful, one like unto
another, and naught wherewith to
feed the flagging fires of imagination.
Later quite a number of visitors
have drifted into our quiet village,
among whom we were pleased to see
Mr. T. F. Greneker, of. the Newberry,
hERALD. Mr. 0-reneker met with
several old acquaintances in our classic
shades, and we hope found his stay
sufficiently pleasant to come again.
Mrs. Dorn, who has assumed control
of the Hotel for the season, has met
with quite a measure of success in her
new vocation, and we are told is well
pleased with our town and people.
The mammoth squash cultivated by
Mr. S. P. Kinard, and mentioned in
the Senior's Williamston editorial, con
tinues its marvelous growth and elicits
the admiration and wonder of all who
behold it. The Presbyterian flock of
W.1j are about bidding good-bye to
their popular and esteemed pastor,
Rev. J. L. Browrlee, who is on the
eve of leaving for Princeton, where he
will prosecute still further the study
>f Theology. For more than a year
lie has discharged the duties of the
Pastorate in a manner highly credit
ble to himself and most acoeptable to
the people, one and all of whom feel
sincere regret in saying to him good
bye-which we think might properly
be said to be the "saddest word of
ongue or pen.'' At least we thought
o yesterday as we bade good-bye to
he best friend we ever had, and real
ized in all its fullness the sentiment1
ad feeling of Erin's bard when leav
ing his beloved Kathleen, he uttered
in all the pathos of his native land,1
It may be for years and it may be
forever.'' It had been so long since i
e met, but the lapse of years had I
oly erved to strengthen and beautify
of the long years in which he had I
breasted the storms of life, till at last,
riding triumphantly the surging sea,
he had safely entered harbor.
May his old age serene and b ght,
Be lovely as a Lapland night.
What charming weather we are
having, mellowed sunlight anl drift
int clouds reminding one o- t'he gmld
en October days when nature wakes
her harp to sing a low, soft. psalm to
dying summer, when autumnal glories
crown the forests dense and autumnal
winds come softly sighing like the low,
sad sound of the wondrous sea, and
we feel like askir,g with little "Paul", 4
"What are the wild waves saying?"
Villiamston, S. C.
A dull, heavy pain in the sides,
sleepiness, want of energy, no con
tinuity of thought or labor, these all r
indicate disease of the Liver, and
should be removed by the use of Dr.
Bull's Baltimore Pills, which will
surely accomplish the object sought.
FoR THE HERALD. I
A Ghost Story. I
When I was a young man, a young
er brother and I went to school in the
Northern part of Newberry County, to
a teacher by the name of James Flan- i
agan. Hugh Toland, Pressley Rhodes,
Reuben Ruff and I boarded with Wil- I
liam Epps, Esq. His house had but
two rooms, and he had several chil
dren ; consequently we had to sleep 4
in the school house, about a quarter
of a mile off. The school house had
been occupied as a private dwelling
previously by Mr. Daniel Epps, an
old man, brother to the man we board
ed with. It was a story and a half
high ; but one room below, and one
above we called the loft. It had but
two doors, one on each side, and one
window in the South end of the house
below and one in the South end above
in the loft. As soon as we would geti
supper we would ieturn to the school
house to get our lessons for the morn
ing. Some two or three rights after
we commenced school tha doors were
shut; while we were studying our les
sons, the front door was knocked pretty
hard. We supposed it was some
young men in the neighborhood who
wanted to get acquainted with us, as
we were strangers to that community.
Toland was nearest the door; he got
up immediately and opened it, and in
vited them in. We all felt sure that
some person knocked; no one camel
in however. Toland then walked out
in the yard and looked around the
house, but could not see or hear any
body. Two or three nights after, ear
ly in the night, the same door was|
knocked again pretty hard, and as To-|
land's seat was nearest the door he
opened it, but no one showed himself.|
We all went out and.looked around
the house, but could not see or hear
any person. Every two or three
nights, sometimes after midnight, but
oftener early in the night, the same
door would be knocked. After this|
knocking continued for three or four|
weeks, and no person ever showed|
himself, we concluded to usc every
means we could to put a stop to it, as
it badl become annoying, and disturbed|
us in our studies. Toland wvent homeI
on Friday evening and came back to
school on Monday, and brought with
him his shot gun.. I went home at
the same time and brought to school|
on Monday a very severe yard dog.
I chained him near the door; bnt the
knocking continued. I then turned
him loose after dark, but the khocking
still continued. After the dog was
turned loose, as soon as the knocking
would commence we would all run out
and set the dog on, as though we saw1
some one. Toland would fire his gun
off to encourage the dog to run round,
which it did, for he became almost
frantic trying to find some one to bite.
The knocking continued as long as
we went to school there. After weI
failed to find out what it was that
kept up the knocking, and could not
stop it, we paid no more attention to
On one Saturday night, early in the
night, I commenced to bathe my feet.
Toland, Rhodes and my brother went
to bed while I was bathing. As soon
as I finished I fastened the doors and]
put the rock in the cat hole. One
corner of the door shutter had been
sawed off to let the cats pass in and j
ut during the night. That was what t
we called the "cat hole."
I went to bed after fastening the S
doors. I had no candle, for it was a
beautiful night ; the moon shone very t
brightly in at the window on the foot t
f the bed that my brother and I
lept in. I1 could have seen a pin ly
ng on the floor, the room was sor
ight. We had to furnish our can- t
dles; they were the old fashioned
ipped tallow candles. We kept them
n a little table in our bed room, and
sometimes we would forget to stop out t;
he cats and they would eat our can- e
les. I had cut a club about two feet a
ong to throw at them when they
would get at the candles. I kept itp
inder my pillow. As soon as I un- d
ressed and got in bed I thought I
eard a cat coming up the steps. I
aised up very easily and carefully ~
eached under my pillow and got the e
~lb as quick as I could and sat up in hi
he bed with the club held up ready "~
o throw. Hlow do you think I felt b
hen instead of seeing .a cat, I saw e.
he head of a female human being, T
nd in a moment another behind, corn
og up the stair steps, both dressed in
white, with white handkerchiefs tied si
round their heads. I was still sit- w
ing up in the bed with the club held Ic
p, when they walked up side by side
~lose to mec. Their faces were not ~
nore than two feet from mine. They o
ookcd at ine so hard, their eyes so i,
tiriliant and piercing, that I thought C
hey wanted to say something to me P1
.. +'o. mea to speak to theam. I wa.q al- a
yack in the bed, covered up head and
ars, and got under my brother's back;
lid not know what moment they
ight take hold of mne. I never slept
)nc wink that night, but was bathed
with perspiration. My brother woke
up early in the morning, and asked
Ile if I was sick ; he said I must have
tad fever I told him I was not sick,
"hat I had not slept oue wink. But I
was scared out of one year's growth at
east. I then g-ave him a full state
ment of what I saw the early part of
:Le night. IIe said it was nothing
)ut a dream. I toid him if it was a
Iream, I dreamed it wide awake, for
I had not covered myself in bed before
I heard, as I supposed, the cat comning
ip the steps. When we went to
)reakfast next morning my brother
;old the family and boarders that I
bad seen two ghosts the night before.
rhey all laughed at we for believing
1! ghosts. Just at that time Mr. Dan
el Epps and his wife came in. They
Nanted to know what they were laugh.
ng at, and were told that they were
aughing at my ghost story. They
hen asked me what I saw the night
efore, and I told them. They said
hey need not laugh at me, for they
bad seen the same in the same house
when they lived in it. Mr. Epps and
ais wife were good old Christians; as
"ood and truthful people as lived in
he State, beloved by everybody that
inew them. * * *
FOR THE HERALD.
itudents' Reunion at Spring
SPRING HILL, S. C.
MESSRS. EDITORS : On last Saturday, the
!Od of August, quite a number of persons
.ssemnbled at St. Mathews Church in New.
berry County, to attend the exercises of a
-enion of the students and ex-students of
sewberry College. The early morning pre
aged a rainy day; but before a late hour
Je unwholesome appearances gave way to
hose indications which satisfied the minds
)f the gentler sex that white dresses could
>e safely wot n, and assured the sweet mer
'y-Andrew that straw hats and furbished
)oots would not be incongruous with the
veather's deportment. So we all went rig.
The exercises commenced about ten
)'clock. Prof. Cromer was elected Presi
lent, with Messrs. Efird and Welch as Sec.
-etaries. Rev. J D. Shirey delivered an
Lddress of welcome, to which the President
-esponded. Mr. J. E. Berley was then in
,roduced as first speaker to address the
neeting on Collegiate Education. The
ipeaker maintained that a collegiate educa.
ion was of prime importance. After one
ias finished his course at a common school,
e should attend college to put the Calo
>hon on for the active duties of life. Though
Pope was deprived of this advantage in his
arly life, yet amid his successes he is care
ul to admonish,
a little learning is a dangerous thing !
Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian Spring;
Chere shallow draughts intoxicate the brain,
and drmnking largely sobers us again.
i.n education insures the following rewards:
malloyed pleasure, real profit, a sure road
o honor, and when accompanied by reli.
ion prepares one more eminently for a
right Elysium. It is a sure defence to
~ovrnment, protestantism, and liberty.
'he difference between an enlightened na
ion and a savage horde is due to education.
Prof. Clarkson next camne forward amid
pplause. Hie discoursed upon Collegiate
~ducation in general, and especially the
tudy of the classics. Somie suppose the
nind must be crammed as a barn is with
he fruits of Autumn. But by the import
>f the word e-duc(o)-ation, it is quite evi
lent mental training is meant, and not
nental cramming. To train the mind thor
>ughly two ends must be kept in view :
Inowledge must be acquired by those
tudies usually pursued in our common
chools; and mental disciplih e must be
horough through the aid of the classics
mid mathematics. We must also have men
o direct the affairs of government, to pur
ne the learned professions, to stand emi
ently successful in all of life's varieties,
nd to prepare for Heaven's reward. No
reater heroes than those of Greece ; no
ruer men than her philosophers ; no more
eliable historians than Herodotus and Thu
ydides; no greater orator than Demos
henes. All of these loom up from the
usty pages of antiquity as perfect models
or American youths. English and Ameri
an Literature teem with classical ideas ex
>ressed in classical language. Prof. Clark
on, in his closing remarks, spoke earnestly
or the welfare of Newberry College, and
ie received the hearty applause of the au
ience for his effort.
After enjoying a sumptuous dinner, the
peaking was continued by an address from
'rofessor Cromer, who spoke on Common
Ichools. Opposed to the present free school
ystem. Colleges are not to make schol
rs, but students. In this State mary are
pposed to Collegiate, and, especially, to
~lassical Education, among~ whom are Sen
tor Lipscomb, Gen. Gary, and ex-Gov.
erry and others. But such profound
hinkers as Franklin, Everett, Legare, and
ills, (J. S.) not to mention many others,
re most earnest advocates of the study of
,atin and Greek, and all that is necessary
a complete education. Then, which opin
n, in the judgment of a candid world, de
erves the more serious consideration ?
Mr. J. F. Hobbs spoke next on the fol
>wing query, "Ought a man to be educa
3d who does not intend to follow one of
1 Learned Professions?" For three rea
Ds this query is answered affirmatively.
[an owes God duties ; his fellow-mnen du
es; and his country duties. In order
ightly to understand his office he should
e educated irrespective of his life-work.
Mr. J. B. Wingard then addressed the
eeting on Education. Our existence im
lies action ; and as we act, we think ; and
3 we think, we will; and as we will, so is
ie world affected. IIence the importance
f education. We grow from infancy, weak
ad helpless, to ago with knowledge and
ower. We acquire knowledge by sensa
on and reflection. And not in one de
artment, but in all of an education do we
rive full benefit.
This closed the speaking. I have failed
do justice to those who delivered ad
esses ; but from the attention they drew
01m the audience, and from the applause
tch speaker received, all must have been
ighly pleased with the efterts of the young
Some important business was transacted ;
t. as my report has already become too
tensive, I can only refer to a few items.
bis is a permanent Reunion, embracing
e Counties of New berry, Lexington and
tgefield. Thirty-one members were eni
Iled as in actual attendance. It is de
able to procure the names of all thos e
ho have ever been members of the Col
ge, and are now living in any one of the
unties named above. So, if each person
igible to membership, will send his niame
d address to Prof. Holland, Mr.. Hobbs,
to me, we will enroll his name on our
oks, and send him a catalogue of the
>llege each year. We hope all will comn
y. A meeting will be held next summer
-time and place to be determined by Fac
to those who are well worthy to, and who
shoild rule, the land of their nativity.
But I must eltise; lor you know that,
among the plebian order of writers, there
is such a disease as cacoethes scribendi,
an1d foaring that it v become chronic
Vit ue ii 1 11 i .aci ,ALAe, I a lose, only
allowing a I-.tpsun pen.:i - it) tra.- the name
of Your-, ver ir!lv,
Set -L V.i
C:tl Mleeling Newberry :'omo
RUSH RivFP, Aug. 22. 18 .
The Grange proceeded to businej-.,, and
after a short session ook recess for the 1
purpose of iraring an address ua the ob
jects of the Order from 1'rv.J. N. Lipscomb,
W. M., of the State Grange ; and to discuss f
the tub-ject selected, to wit: The best :
grasses foi summer and winter pasturage;
all being invited to participate. After a <
most excellent address from Bro. Lipscomb, I
which we shall endeavor to epitomize for
publiction in some future issue, the Grange,
together with a large assembly of visitors,
were invited to partake of a bountiful re
past, such as the good people of Bush River
know so well how to prepare, and to which,
we may add, ample justice was done- wish
you had been there Mr. Editor.
After dinner, the subject was taken up
Rev. John D. Pitts, (not a Granger), be
ing requested to open the discussion, said:
I have no experience in winter pasturage,
but am decidedly of the opinion that Ber
muda is the best of all grasses for summer.
I have seen it tried in Laurens County, and
it pays handsomely. One of my neighbors
has a farm covered with it, and he only
feeds his horses once a day, a; noon, and
let them run on the pasture at night; his
stock look as well as any in the neighbor
hood, and he says he wouldn't be rid of it
Bro. Jno. T. Bynum-I think the Bermu
da is the only grass that will bear close
feeding in summer, and that orchard grass
is the- best for winter. Once well set and
top dressed, annually, they will furnish a 4
continual pasture. Barley is good for win
ter, but it requires very strong land. Rye
is good also, tried it last winter, and I be
lieve it will pay any one Sow it early, and
after you have grazed it all winter and cut
it in spring the stubble and roots will amply
repay the drain on the land.
Bro. R. T. U. Hunter-My experience has
all been in killing grass, but I know Ber
n,uda grass is good summer pasture ; I
have it on my farm, and am not afraid of
Bro. J. B. Werts-I have very little ex
perience. I sowed orchard grass once, but
suppose it died. I think crab grasn is about
as good as any for summer pasture.
Bro. S. A. Hunter-I was raised and ed
ucted to kill grass, and have but little ex
perience in raising it. I think Bermuda is
best for summer, and barley, rye, &c., for
Bro. Wesley Folk-I have experimented
with grasses all my life ; have made hay
often. I have a first rate stand of white
clover after 41 years standing, it gives goodr
pasture for cows in summer and hogs int
winter. 20 years ago I sowed yellow clover
to help out ; it is good for cows, but not
for horses and mules ; it will come up every
year, and dor't interfere with other crops ;
it comes up in the fall and dies in theI
sprirng. I have had Bermuda grass for 20 1
years ; I can kill it in 2 years by sowing
the land in oats and then in peas. . t
Bro. Jacob Eptiig-I have studied the
question some, and my experience is thatt
Bermuda will die j'ust as other grasses.
WVhat we want is some grass that will grow
on poor land-old fields without manure,
to mix with small clover that grows there,
and I think Bermuda is best for that. For ]~
winter, there is nothin~g better than rse,
and it leaves vege. e.matter sufficient to
compensate li ; it is of'quick growth i
and beas ~ose~ gr zing ; it can be sowni
anywher- gwe turnigs. I am going
to try Bermuda grass o poor land, I- shall
prepare the land well and report the result.
Bro. J. R. Irwin-I have but little expe
rience. I have a patch of yellow clover, it
is good t'or winter.
BJro. J. N. Lipscomub-Before the war I
sowed rye on cotton land and found that it
paid well. I sowed turnips also, and saw
them now, they are capital. I have a cong~
siderable quantity of yellow clover; some
20 years ago father. got, some seed from
Georgia and sowed-them, it has come up I
ever since, it comes up in the fall and lasts
until May,'and will~grow anywhere. I e(
would take it in preference to all other cul- I
tivated grasses for *inter, and intend to
get my whole place-tocked in it; it is not
ini the way of making a crop, and it i
proves land as well as affording a pasturage.
It will bear graz'ing all wvinter, but I think4
the better plan is to cut it for stock. As to
summer pasture, I think our wet lands will
furnish sufficient native grass ; clean up.the
branch bottoms a..d the grass will come ;
but I don't think we ought to depend en
tirely on pasture, sow turnips, cut weeds, '
especially for sheep, all that is necessary to
winter sheep is a few turnips, a little cotton
seed and weeds, it is a mistake to think we
have to do some great thing to raise sheep *
in this country ; I think, pezhaps,-they will 1
do well on less food than any other stock
Bro. J. T.. P. Crosson-For summer pas
ture I will take crab grass ; take good land, I
prepare it well by two or three good plow
ings in tihe spring so as to kill weeds, and
there is nothing that will equal it for gr.:- t
ing and No. 1 hay ; it is had in corn and '
cotton, but I think it ought to be on every
ditch bank and in every fence corner. I
don't think much of Bermuda, because
when you get it once there is no gett'g
rid of it. For winter I think rye prefer
ble. Yellow clover may be as go->d, and
perhaps is better for soiling, but I am not
at all certain of it.
Bro. M. Werts-I think native grasses1
do very well for summer. I have Japan
clover on my place and my stock are fat on
it-it grows anywhere and I think will de -:
stroy sedge. Since the adoption of the
fence law I took in a small calf pasture
which was in sedge, but now the clover
(Leapidezer) has full possession. Bermuda
grass must be best I think because it can't
he killed, that is the very grass we want.
For winter I have and now use red clover.
Bro. Win. Werts-I have no experience1
except with native grasser. The Editor of
the Southern Cultivator always, in reply to
correspondents, recommends Bermuda
grass if the land is to be given up to it,
but that it won't do if you want to cultivate
the land. I don't think crab. grass wilk do t
ell without cultivation. I think corn is
s good or better than anything else tos
plant for soiling cattle, it will give you
more good nutritious food to the acre than
any grass I know of; so'r it on good land
and cut it at the right thne, and the yield ~
Bro. Whitman-I have nto experience.
Ihave on nmy place what I call wire grass ; d
stock like it, and I think it first rate. a
WV. M., J. S. Hair-I am satisfied that
vith Bermuda grass for summer and or
hard grass for winter, we can have good,
expincase. thveral year;g tried iy (
loxcerce butra yas agoI ried it,so
destroyeri, but my atoint tryeit, agai
eroyd gras rutIre richgoind, andi asain.
diermudawinter rtquiresinche wand, In rasei
cros n ineery gnti heaO and where -
th:rass is inow about yar.oo hig Ian raised o4
ahie grass os nowabots anI dosot every year.ie p
Mr hmsn fKrhw oam ti
fine crop of oats, and I do so every year. p
ti.. r1%nmnenn of Karahaw_ tala me at iz
o be sowed in the faD, say October, but if
here comesa drv hot spell soon after sow
ng it will be apt to die. Farmers' clubs in
Virginia say it is better than blue grass.
.Iv experience is that it will grow as well
uid beter without shade as with it. Yel
low clover set-d can he sowed at any time.
Ifere the discussion closed, when the
G;range resumed its sitting.
The Grange having been invited, on mo
tion, ordered, That this Grange hold a Call
Meeting at Maybinton, on the 2nd Friday
n September next, atit) o'clock, A. M.
Subject for discussion: "The Cultivation
3f Wneat a:d Oats
Bros. Byn:-:n and Hardy then most cor
lially invited all delegates to attend and
miake the meeting a success-to come on
'hursday and reUain until Friday-and that
t Committee of Reception would be at May
)inton Thursday evening to assign delegates
heir stopping places.
On motion, ordered, That the thanks of
his Grange are aue, and are hereby tender
!d, to the members of Bush River Grange
Lnd other good citizens of this vicinity, for
he hospitable reception which we have re
-eived, and the bountiful dinner prepared
On motion, The Grange adjourned to
neet at Maybinton, on Friday, the 12th
lay of September next, at 10 o'clock, A. M.
-JOHN S. HAIR, -..M. -
JAMES Y. KI.oGRE, Secretary.
NEWBERRY, S. C., Aug. 30,1879.
List of advertised lettqr afor wea ending
kug. 30, 1879.'
3enson, Walter Melane, D. J.
,aldwell, Johnson Tennant, Wm.
ibbler, Adam - Williams, Havm4
Parties calling for letters will please say
t advertised. R. W. BOONE, P. M.
All persons indebt
.d to the undersign
qd must settle th e
ame by the 10th of
October ne Xt- No
will be given.
S. F. PANT.
Sep. 3, 3C-4t.
R'tuEUNION"_ ID -91 C V.
The Regiment will be formed st'10O0 A.
., in front of the Court House-the right
esting o.n Pratt Street. All Survivors, will
ake position iris th'eii- respective-Odmfimies,
und the Companies will be placed iii line
cording to serilority on April -9, 186G.
The Regiment 'will then -iit-ch to the
assenger Depot 'by the following route :
Ip Caldwell Street to Boundary, from
~oundary to McKibben, thenice to Depot,
rhere all visitors and survivors will b~1re
eived. The lieof march will ibiW re
timed down~ Friend Street to., Caldwell,
hence to :the: Cout-t House, .wher~e the Re
iion will take place, speeches made, &c.
From the Court House the Regiment will
gain resume its line of march', by the near
'st route, to CLINTE'S GROVE, where the
legiment .will be discharge dne
All civilians who desire to march in the
>rocession will take :position ia twoe files
mmed:ately in rear of 3d Regiment. Y e
icjes will balow-in rege gf the line. (apc.
3. C. Wilson and 0. L. Schumpert, Esq., will
.ake charge of the procession.
By order of the Committee of Arrange.
Sec'y Sur..Asso., 3d S. C. V.
Sep. 3, 36-1t.
A SMALLI- BLACK STAIO0 was
oud in my field on Sunday morning, Aug.
st, and has been ,put uprnbject to the
all of the owner, who can have him by
aying damages and the cost of this adver
Sep. 3, 36-3t. Helsnia, S. C.
areenvil'e& CoIubaR. R
On and -after .September lst the following
'ickets will be dn sale at all~tfie Ticket Sta- ~
ions. on.the Greedirille an4 Doglambia Rail-'
oad: . .-.
1,000 MILE TICKETS, at Three Cents
er mile,.good over the G. k C. -R. B.; and
ROUND TRIP TICKETS from any Sta
ion on the-G. & G0. R. .-ndiWs branches
o any Staton.on: the samie,googlifor Three 1
)ays, at Three Cents per mile.
ROUND TiUPc2TIOKHIfr oiwns alRSta
ions on the G:.& 0. R.( ,(~its, 6 ches
o Charleston, good for' Xlhf Dai at
bree Cents per mile.
General Tielket Agent.
R. II. TEMPLE, General Supesintendent.
Sep. 3, 36-tf.
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Sep.3.3 - Or; ATLANTA, GEORGIA..
The next Session will open Wednesday,
eptenhber 17th, and continue 40 weeks.
he Collegiate year is divided into two
~rms of '20 weeks each. -
T wo parallel courses of instruction, CLus
cat and PhILosOPHIcAL. Students Can,
der certain restrictions, also pursue
BoARtIi in private fa . es with fmr
ished' rodmn, washmng included, per month
TiTION A ND 1NCIDNy~AL.S per .term of 20
eeks, payable at the .beginining and mid
le of term, j$15 to $28, according to class
For further particulars, apply to
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Aug. 27, :35-4t. President.
uty Sunsday School Conven
The Committee appointed at the meeting
Sunday School Superintendents on the
.h of August last, to designate a time and
ace of meeting for the purpose of organ
ing a County Sunday School Convention,
.,ohu oiv~ ,ntiop that a moet.ine ~il be