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The Kemper County Trial,.
Mra. Chishom's Story of the Murder of he
Telegraph to The News and Courier.
DEKALB, Miss., September 9.--Th
taking of evidence in the trial o
Henry J. Gully for the murder o
Cornelia Chisholm, on April 29, 1877
began yesterday. Seventy witnesses
thirty.two for the State and thirty
eight for the defence, were put unde
ruli and excluded from the court
room. Mrs. Chisholm, the first wit
ness, testified that an excited crowd o
men entered DeKalb on the eveninc
of April 28, 1877, and it was largeli
increased on the following morning
Sinclair, then sheriff, arrested he
husband on the morning of the 29th
He asked to be placed under guard a
his own home, and sought an in tan
investigation of the charges agains
him. Armed men kept coming arount
the house. Sheriff Sinclair converse(
with them and then talked to Chis
bolm. Chisholm told one of the crowd
'You cowardly scoundrels, you will kil
me before evening, but before you d<
I will make souie of you bite th<
dust.' Sinclair came to my husbani
about 11 o'clock and said they say yot
must go to jail. McLellan, myself
m.y .sons Clay, Johnnie and Willie
and daughter Cornelia, accoupaniec
my husband to jail. We were cling
ing to him to shield his body. Mr
Mosely and Mr. Overstreet were insid(
the jail with the party, and the dooi
of the lower floor of the jail was lockei
-behind them. The family were up
stairs, and the door was locked on th(
inside. I was sent home by my hus
band on an errand. Heard firing a
I came back toward the jail, and sav
old man McLellan fall pierced by sev
eral buckshot behind the jail. ]
rushed inside the jail and found th(
stairway crowded with men. Rossei
was at the top of the stairs, and Win
Gully was trying to break the lock o
the upper door with axes. My daugh
ter Cornelia, son Johnnie and Mr.
Overstreet were holding the door on th<
inside. My daughter's face was bleed
ing. Rosser said to my daughter,
'Damn your soul I will blow your brain!
out if you don't get out of the way.
Rosser fired the first shot through th(
broken lock which severed my son';
hand from his arm. The door wa4
then broken open and my little bo3
shot through -the heart. Some on(
inside fired and Rosser fell dead. Tw<
men caught him by the heels ani
dragged him down stairs. My hus
band was bewildered at the death o!
Johnnie. I and my son Clay carried
the dead boy down stairs. Cornelit
and father came down stairs. Henry
J. Gully came up and raised his gun
I closed the grated door at the botton
of the stairway. My daughter clasped
my husband around the neck. Gully
fired through the grating in the door
My daughter screamed 'I am shot.
Judge Chisholm opened the door, and
as he stepped out Henry Gully came
out of an adjoining room with another
gun and fired again at him, and he
fell. Clay and I assisted my husband
in reaching home. My daughter was
bleeding in the face. Her eyes were
blackened by a blow. She was shoi
in the ankle and in the heel. She
was shot by Henry Gully. Sbe died
from the effects of her wounds. Mrs.
Chisholm produced Cornelia's brace.
let, which was broken and driven inte
her arm, also one buckshot taken out
of her body.
'May yonr troubles only be littlE
ones, aid may you always have Dr.
Bull's Baby Syrup handy' said an old
bachelor to a newly-married couple.
The Chances for Cotton.
A Bather Unfavorable Report from the Charles.
News and Courier.
To the President and Directors of
the Charleston Exchange :
GENTLEMEN-Your committee beg
leave to submit the following report,
based on 77 replies from 29 counties .
The weather for the month of
August is almost universally reported
as unfavorable, too much rain or else
too much cold being complained of,
and compares not well with last sea
The late growth is generally re.
ported as fruiting, but poorly, except.
ing in a few counties, and not retain
ing the bolls.
The condition of the crop on the
31st ult., is reported fully as good to
better by twenty ; about the same by
ten ; not quite so good by thirty-five,
aud from 10 to 50 per cent. worse as
compared with last season by twelve.
Picking has commenced in all but
six counties, and will be general in
the lower- counties by the 8th and in
the upper by the 15th instant.
Worms are only roported in one
county, and no damage is anticipated
The plant has been considerably in
jured, both by shedding and rust, the
rain having caused the weed to put on
too much growth, and much of the
fruit either to rot or to fall off. On
an average we should say about 20
per cent. has be*en lost by shedding.
To estimate the comparative damage
by rust is hardly possible, as every
season there is considerable loss from
Everything now depends on the
weather. If the same is seasonable
and with a late frost, a good crop may
yet be made.
A. NORDEE, Chairman,
R. D. MURE,
L. J. WALKER,
Committee on Information and Sta
Ye Pimpled, Blotched and Ul
cerated Victims of scrofulous diseases,
who drag your unclean persons into
~vvv. nf hM~tc~r rn~n t~k~
The Hl erald.
r THOS. F. GRENEKER. EDITORS.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
WEDNESAY SEP. 17, 1879.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
r The Herald is in the highest respect a Fam
ily Newspaper, devoted to the material in
terests of the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
t vantages. -For Terms, see first page.
Hard Times in the Old Coun
The tidings that have come from
England, France and other Euro
pean countries for the past several
weeks exhibits a distressing state
of affairs. Their crops were ex
L tremely short, and they are depend
ent on America for their bread sup
plies. Millions of gold have come
from them to us in exchange for
provisions. Here is a statement
for two days, September 10th and
11th: "The steamship Algeria, from
Liverpool to New York, yesterday,
brought $1,556,200 in gold, and the
- St. Laurent, from Havre, $1,595,
600 in specie. The steamship Wel
land, from Hamburg, this morning
brought $1,290,000 in French and
German gold coin. The steamship
Weser, from Bremen, brought $450,
- 000 in foreign coins and bars."
Poor crops and scarcity of provi
sions are not the only ills the peo
Spie are suffering. Large numbers
are out of employment. Many man
ufactories, iron works and other
industries are idle, and the former
employes can find nothing to do.
Those who can find work have their
wages . reduced to such an extent
that they find them insufficient for
the support of their families ; and,
as a consequence, "strikes" are fre
-quent. Another consequence is that
emigration to this country is great
ly increasing, and for some time to
come will be unusually large. A
telegram from London, dated Sep
tember 10th, says: "The Echo, this
afternoon, says that Howocks, Mil
ler & Co., the largest cotton manu
facturers in the North of England,
have given notice of five per cent.
reduction in the wages of their em
ployes, and that this probably her
alds a general reduction. The cot
ton operatives of Padcham, Lan
cashire, have proposed to form a
branch of a National Emigration
The distress in England is of
such a general and serious nature
that Parliament has taken hold of
the matter, and has appointed a
committee of its members "to in
vestigate the causes of the prevail
ing distress in the agricultural dis
tricts of England." A sub-commit
tee, consisting of two members of
the House of Commons, arrived in
New York the 6th instant. This
sub- committee is charged with the
duty of inquiring into the condition
of the agricultural classes in this
country, and the method by which
our agricultural system is conduct
ed, with a view of applying them to
their own system. Doesn't it look
strange ; and isn't it a distinguished
tribute to Young America, that the
mother country should pay her so
much honor ? Should consent to
sit at her feet and learn from her ?
The grain crops raised in this
country during the past season were
very large, and we suppose she can
supply all demands from a foreign
The distressing times in Europe
have redounded to the benefit of
America in two very important par
ticulars: they have been the cause
of a large immigration and a large
influx of money.
A widow named Potts is walking
from Philadelphia to New Orleans
for a wager of $5,000. The dis
tance is 1,200 miles, in a "bee-line"
-much farther, of course, the way
she travels. She started last May,
and had five months in which to
make the journey. She reached
Charotte, N. C., the 10th instant,
seven hours ahead of time, having
walked something over 400 miles.
The Republicans of Maine have
won a complete victory. The Dem
ocrats and Greenbackers did not
work harmoniously together, but
split their votes in such a way as to
lose almost everything. Davis,
Republican, was elected Governor.
.The Senate stands 18 Republicans
to 10 opposition-Democrats and
Greenbackers-and the House 87
The New York Democracy
Playing the Fool.
The State Convention of the
Democratic party of New York met
in Syracuse, September 10th and
11th, to nominate State officers.
Lucius Robinson, present Governor,
Henry G. Slocum and Jno. C. Ja
cobs were nominated. The Tam
many delegates from New York
City were "teetotally" opposed to
:Robinson. Several speeches were
made against his nomination. It
was moved that Jacobs, who was
Chairman of the Convention be
elected by acclamation. The Sec
retary put the motion, and there
was an almost unanimous response
of "ayes"; and the Secretary de
clared him elected. Jacobs decided
that his nomination was irregular,
and declined. Great confusion en
sued and the roll was called for
votes for the~ nominees. After
twenty votes had been cast for
Robinson, the Tammany delegates,
seeing his nomination was sure,
bolted from the Convention. The
remainder of the Convention nomi
nated Robinson by 243 votes to 58.
Clarkson N. Po .ter was then nomi
nated for Lieuwnant-Governor, and
the rest of the ticket filled out.
The Tammany delegates held an
independent meeting. David Dud
ley Field was chosen President.
John Kelly was nominated for Gov
ernor and a committee of fifteen
were appointed to take such steps
regarding the remainder of the
ticket as they should think proper.
This action of the New York
Convention is a most unfortunate
thing for the National Democracy,
and is calculated to jeopardize all
its chLances for the Presidency.
New York is the pivotal State; if
by such dissensions and splits that
State be lost then good bye to the
The Next Governor.
Many prominent men have been
named as suitable for the next Gov
ernor of South Carolina. We think
it very likely that Gov. Simpson
will be his own successor. There
can certainly be no objection to
him. If, however, he be placed on
the Supreme Court Bench, o1 if, for
any other reason, he be out of the
field, our choice would be a man
not yet spoken of, so far as we have
hearF -that is Hon. Jno. H. Evins,
of Spartanburg, at present Con
gressman from the Fourth District.
Of all our public men there are
none who rank higher in intelleet
and statesmanship ; none of a more
spotless reputation or purer charac
ter. He holds a prominent position
in the 46th Congress. This posi
tion he has won, not by an undue
self assertion, but by his solid worth
and emient talents. His speeches
in ( ,ogress have been all of a high
order ; that in the contested case of
Richardson vs. Rainey was a mas
terly vindication of South Carolina,
and, taken all together, was the
best speech we have seen in many
a day from any source.
Our first choice is Simpson. be
cause circumstances seem to entitle
him to the position ; after him we
would rather see Jno. U. Evins
Governor than any other man in
Examination of Teachers.
The State Educational Board of
Examiners, in session last week in
Columbia, adopted the following
rules with reference to the exami
nation of Teachers:
1. That in all cases in which first
grade certificates have been granted
to applicants upon the second se
ries of questions for 1879, the Coun
ty Boards of Examiners shall have
authornty to renew said certificates
annually for a period of time not to
exceed three years, provided that
the holders of such certificates shall
give to the County Boards of Ex
aminers satisfactory evidence of
continued good chaiacter and effi
ciency as teachers.
2. In like manner County Boards
of Examiners shall have authority
to renew second grade certificates
mnnually for a period of time not to
exceed two years.
3. All applicants for third grade
certificates to be examined annuanlly
Dr. W. R. Nelson, a member of
~he Legirlature from Kershaw
County, died last week. That is
~he third death since the session
liosed. It looks a little dangerous
Lo be a Legislator, but we doubt
r1ot that there will be no lack of
~nen willing to run the risk.
Dixon Addy, son of Dr. Addy, of
exington, a young man of twenty
tour years of age, had his arm torn
There has been no material
change in the condition of Mem
phis during the past week. The
number of deaths from Yellow Fe
ver is about the same. The total
1number'of new cases reported for
the week was 132; whites 62, c.>l
ored 70. The total number of
deaths for the week, reported, was
48; whites 32, colored 16. Up to
.Saturday night there had been 1,136
Last Year's Cotton Crop.
The National Cotton Exchange
has made its report of the cotton
crop of the United States for the
year beginniing September 1st, 1878
and ending August 31st, 1879. The
number of bales was 5,074,155.
The Greenback Labor party of
Massachusetts met in Faneuil Hall,
Boston, the 12th instant, to nomi
nate candidates for State officers.
Gen. B. F. Butler was nominated
for Governor, and Wendell Phillips
for Lieutenant Governor.
New York Letter.
Quick Time-How to Find What is in a Man
-Erratic Dick-Going to Stratford.
NEw YORK, Sept. 10, 1879.
The HERALD has been so exten
sively communicated lately that we
will not inflict upon it a long letter,
although it be from the city of huge
proportions and wonderful sights.
The distance, eight hundred and
fifty miles, was.made in fast time
inside of thirty hours, leaving Col
umbia at 10.40 Friday morning,
and reaching New York at 5 Satur
urday afternoon. . Some of the fast
est time was made on Friday night,
between Danville and Washington,
while the traveller reclined at full
length on a Pullman stretcher at a
cost of one dollar, hoping, longing
to be rocked to sleep. Occasionally
the hair of the rapidly whirled
traveller would rise while contem
plating what might happen in the
event of collision, telescope, run off,
or some other dreadful accident.
There was no mishap fortunately,
and daylight found a trio of New
berrians, Capt. McFall, Dick Sat
terwhite and the writer, dusty and
haggard, but sound in wind and
limb and ready, after the shaking,
jerking and thumping, for breakfast,
which was not realized, as on this
Midland quick time route after sup
per at Danville-and a good one by
the way-you get nothing more in
shape of a regular .meal till New
York is reached, withi the exception
of a snatched lunch at Wilmington.
If you want to find out what is
in a man take a ride of a few hun
dred miles by rail with him and you
will be gratified. Sometimes you
can find it out on a steamer when
the waves roll mountain high-this
is by no means the pleasantest
mode, however. In our ride we
found McF. as solid as Gibraltar's
rock, as true as steel, with no "dem
nition nonsense" about him. No
thing frets or ruffles him. He
would make a good commander of
a forlorn hope, run a steamboat or
a hash house in a time of famine
without showing any doub.t of being
able to master the situation. .We
feel lar'gely indebted to Me., and
the friends of Dick, above named,
will be also, on being informed that
only by his great and constant
watchfulness and experience was
that erratic individual kept from
going astray or being forever lost.
It was his first big trip, and fortu
nately he placed implicit confidence
in his guide-in proof of which we
cite one little instance : At a station
where we stopped for a few moments
a passenger asked Dick the name
of the next stopping place, -"don't
ask me," said he, '-but Capt. McFall,
I'm tra.velling with him: he knows."
What trust and confidence ! The
long ride over and the danger of
leaving our friend on the road
somewhere, Mc. and ourself felt
easy. Dick in the city, and what
he has done and seen, and his re
flections, would fill a book, but as
we stated a long letter will not be
inflicted on the reader, and particu
larly as our two friends will leave
for home to-night and reach there
before this gets in print, and will
tell a vast deal more than we could
possibly write. We will not return
until the close of the week, intend
ing first to visit our friends, the
Hurd's, at Stratford, Conn.
The city is in a blaze of beauty
and attractiveness, and full of busi
ness-on Monday last there being
no less than eighty-nine South
Carolina merchants here, a larger
number than known in several
years. In tender consideration we
FOR THE HERALD.
To a Literary Donkey.
He Browses in Utopia and Discourses on
the Common Pub;ic Free School
He Raises Common Schools and Razes Col
Sept. 9, 1879.
8R DONKEY: A word with thee.
Thy name, or the name thou hast as
sumed, bespeaks the possession of long
ears. Lend me thine ears.
In the concluding lines of a lengthy
discourse on Common Public Free
Schools, thou didst solerinly nuDcu
pate that thou art a doukey, unadul
terated. The appellation is Dot fasci
nating and its choice is a little singu
lar. What moti've led to the choice?
Couldst find no name more calculated
to captivate the public ear? Or didst
thou have more regard for propriety
than for euphony? Perhaps it was
thy hope to enhance the credit of hav
ing written so long a treatise, by con
ferring its authorship upon a donkey.
Or didst thou think to avert the scal
pel of criticism by plaintively crying,
Am I not thy Donkey? I notice in
thy illustrations a frequent recurrence
to the term "asses"; perchance a fel
low feeling guided Ehee in choosing.
Or didst thou think to disarm suspi
cion by speaking the truth ? I give
it up. Thou hast baffled even con
jectures, and much surmising has set
my brain a-throbbing and my poor
head a-ringing as with the tintinabu
lation of many bells. At all events,
I have the utmost respect for a don
key that appears as a donkey, while I
entertain the supremest contempt for
the mongrel that brays, though wear
ing the lion's skin. But let's pass
from thy name and its occult import,
to something more tangible. Turn to
the HERALD of the 3d instant and
read the 23d objection and answer
contained in an article headed, The
Common School System of South
Carolina. Read those lines again;
they are the darling offspring of thy
genius, and richly merit a reperusal.
Hast finished?i Then, lay aside the
HERALD, and attend. The objection
and answer sound we]l, don't they ?
The "answer" is nicely framed, isn't
it ? Sir Asinus, I am neither a fac
ulty nor a member of a faculty of any
"one-horse college, so called", and
hadst thou adhered to the line of ar
gument indicated by the caption of
thy articles which have drawn their
slow length through six issues of a
weekly journal, I should have remain
ed in the unbroken quiet that becomes
my obscure position. Thine articles
might, for my part, have fallen still
born from the pen that gave themi
birth. 'Tis no part of my design to
take issue with thee on The Free
School System; I do not design run
ning a tilt or driving a quill for or
against this or any other system what
soeve; 'tis not my trade. I do not
object to a man's riding his hobby, if
he ride quietly along his course; but
when he turns aside and endeavors to
coerce others into getting on behind
and jogging along with him, it is too
much for human nature. It is not
enough to advocate thy system; thou
must needs in transitu give thyself a
pivotal swing, flourish thy heels, and
launch vigorous kicks at our colleges.
It is plain that no sensible man ad
duced that "23d objection" to Com
mon Free Schools. IDost suppose any
one dolt enough to think an advocate
of collegiate education would have
couched an objection in such lan
guage, or that the snarl which lurks
beneath, ever distorted a "collegian's"
lips ? No, Donkey, this objection ,with
numerous others, had its origin in the
fertility of thine own brain. The
"answer" was antecedent to the ob
jection, and the objection was framed
simply to justify thee in giving public
expression to the "answer." .Dost
follow me ? I heartily concur with
thee i.n the opinion that the "objec
tion" as an objection is worthless
yet it admirably answered the purpose
of its invention.
Is it the consensus of the enlight
ened men of South Carolina-we are
speaking exclusively of South Caro
ina-that we have too many "one
horse" colleges ? Is it ? Am I .pre
suming too far when I say the only
way to reaeh your real sentiments as
to the relative importance of common
schools and colleges, is to omit the
conditional "if" from the clause-in
"answer"-commencing, "If these so
called colleges, which only a few, &c."
Is the demolition of our "denomina
ional colleges" an indispensable con
ition to the success of the Comnion
Public Free School System ? (That's
adeucedly long title.) I trow not, as
Ican prove by thine own mouth. See !
In "answer," thou speakest of "col
leges, so called, which only a few of
he wealthiest can attend,'' and imime.
daelv succeeding, thou declarest
can attend." The italics are mine ;
look at them. Now, answer me, is it
not eminently absurd to intimate even
that an institution composed of "only
a few of the wealthiest" can conflict
with or in any way "live and fatten"
on another institution composed of
"the mass of the people" ? Thou as
tute logician, thou Clodius who sittest
on the judgment seat, my knowledge
of dialectics leads to this observation :
In order to the erection of a perfectly
rounded, logical argument, there must
be a nice correspondence between all
its parts. Verily, corsistency finds
no lodgment,in thy soul.
Again. Thou sayest, "The only
legitimate sphere of a rightly called
college is in that region lying above
and beyond the prescribed course of
the Common Public Free School Sys
tem." Certainly; I yield thee my
heartiest concurrence. But, what is
the "prescribed course" of which thou
speakest. Canst refer me to a Common
Free School conducted on a plane so
elevated as that upon which our col
leges exist? Advert to the college at
Spartanburg and that of the Lutherans
at Newberry-representative denomi
national colleges-and tell me whether
they have descended to an invasion of
the Public School System. Did the
teachers' examination at Newberry re
quire proficiency in any branch of study
that appears above the Preparatory De
partment in the "small colleges" of our
State? Dost not know Preparatory
Departments are the outgrowth of a
long-felt necessity, a necessity arising
from the want of thorough primary
training, and from the incfficiency of
the majority of Common School teach
ers ? When will the Common Free
School System be able to confer equal
advantages with our "colleges" ?
I once heard a scholarly gentleman
-not discreet-an alumnus of a
"small denominational college'', and
teacher in a Common School, say
"My school is a feeder to no college."
With admirable equipment and rare
opportunity he never carried a student
beyond the Freshman class of a "small
college". His attempt to raise a com
mon school to the importance of a
"one-horse college" was about as suc
cessful as that of the frog that at
tempted to assume the huge propor
tions of an ox. Both eased to at.
Is it not true that the school sys
temn thou hast in mind, exists only in
Utopia-Sir Thomas More's synonym
of nowhere ? And has not thine ob
servation sho0w: thee that our three
months, three-dollars-per-capita system
has demoralized the patronage of our
common schools ?
'Tis true; 'tis pity;
And pity 'tis, 'tis true."
I'm loth to acknowledge thee to be
a more earnest advocate of public edu
cation than I am. I hold in utter de
testation the midnight ignorance of
Italy, and the intellectual gloom that
o'ershadows hybrid Mexico. 1 long
to see the day when there may go up
from the entire area of our little com
monwealth, a te deurn as glad and
grateful as ever floated across the still
waters of beautiful Lucerne; when
we can boast a counterpart of the sys
tem of public instruction that has dot
ted the lovely vales and slopes of Swit
zerland with institutions of learning,
and has given Germany a universal
reputation for culture and enlighten
ment. It did not require remarkable
profundity on the part of the rats to
determine the desirableness of inducing
ats to wear bells. But the question
-How are we going to bell them ?
was mooted ; and to this day cats go
without the tinkling appendage.
I'hou mayest advocate and endeavor
to perfect this system, but it will re
uire thy undivided effort. Don't, I
pray thee, go aside to destroy the col
eges. True, by their demolition no
oriety might be thine, on the princi
The aspiring fool that fired the Epheslan
Outlives the pious man that raised~it,"
ut our colleges were not established
o be kicked down by a donkey.
I understand thy line of argument :
ur college faculties comprise some of
tie rarest qualities of head and heart,
nd the most distinguished teaching
bility in th.e State ; ergo, they should
ease to exist : Our colleges furnish
he most capable teachers found in our
ommon schools ; ergo, they are worth
lss: One of our denominational col
ages imparted to thee thy grace of
tyle and facility of expression (am I
orrect ?); ergo, it should be abolish
Forbear, thou'It hurt thy precious
eels. Don't ! Some venerable pro
essor may become provoked and dis
niss thee with "avaunt ! thou vile
donkey !" Were thy system of cowi
sou schools as elevated in reality as 3
iimagination-equal to our colleges
-then "I, at least, would be opposed
>o colleges both now and forever." i
~men. Selah. Were they. I corn- s
nedt h aeu osdrto,ti
feto: Ah daeu onieation,r this
FOR THE HERALD.
Our Waahington Letter.
WAsHINGTON, D. C.,
Sep. 10, 1879.
Maine is showi by the latest de
spatches to have givei a few thousand
more votes to the combined opprsition
candidates than to the Radical candi
date for Governor. The result doubt
less shows the feeling of the voters of
the State. The only safe thing to
predicate on this result is that Blaine,
if the candidate for President m-xt
year, will not receive the vote of the
State. He was the Republican party
in the late election, except in so far as
Hamiin and others secured for the
party the support of their personal
adherents. Mr. Blaine cannot carry
his own State in 1880, and that opens
to Republicans and people generally
the interesting question as to what 1
Republican can carry it. I have long
believed that Grant would be the Re
publican candidate, but Grant can
hardly succeed where all the Republi
can party of the State has failed.
Nevertheless, Grant has a chance, as
an untried man in the present emer
gency, which Blaine, as one tried and-A
found wanting, has not.
The Convention of the Democracy
in New York to day will have impor
tant work to do. If, as every good
Democrat bopes, it shall make a nomi
nation acceptable to the Democrats of
the whole State, New York is as cer
tain for the party as Kentucky. De
spatches received here last night proax
ised harmony at the poll, whatever
the Convention might do.
Secretary Sherman goes to Ohio
again to speak on political subjetes.
This may indicate a fear that the
Radical ticket in that State is in dan
ger, or Mr. Sherman's own fear that
Messrs. Conkling and Blaine will, un.
less be makes himself prominent in the
near future,.occupy more of the public
notice than he will. Having announ
ced himself as a Presidential candidate
it would not be like him to let any one
forget the fact.
Now and then a Cabinet officer
drips into the city. Postmaster Gen
eral Key did yesterday. He left again
last night and will be in New England :
for some time. The bad example* of
Grant and his Ministers is having its
effect, notwithstanding the early an
nouncement of Mr. Hayes that he.
would not follow it in absenting him- I
self from the Capital. DEM.
Foi Ta HaiAm.
Our Famnily Reunion.
(REV. M. M. BOYD'S.)
MESSRS. EDITORS : 'Twas a joyous
reunion at this dear family altar on
the evening of the 2nd inst. -OSur 1
venerable father had the 'pleasure of
seeing the family circle complete, with
the exception of one brother, Geo:M.,
whose ministerial duties detained him
at Yorkville. We missed him from
the circle, and wished he were here.
Merry hearts and voices made these
dear old walls re-echo the music of
other days. Fond memories were
awakened as these loved forms and
faces filled again their places at the
fireside, the table and altar. Some of
them had been absent for years. Oth
ers have been privileged to come of.
tener, but a full family reunion seldom
occurs. Can yog. ten imagin~ -how c
fully each heart enjoyed its pleasures? ?
After the first evening, with its pleas-d
ant exchange of news items, its music
and late hours, familS w.rshipnd
sweet repose, we found mIes rei
freshed and ready to begin a oe'v<day b
together. This brought us a family
dinner, which was appreciated by all.
I didn't at the beginning enumerate
the, participants-twenty, with father,
children and grand children, with our -
very agreeable junior, Rev. W. P. M.,
who was among the first and made a
ist of twenty-one names.
Later in the afternoon 7e visited
he quiet church yard where sIeep the '
oved forms of some whose faces we
niss and whose places are vacant at d
this dear hearthstone. A tear to their ?
nemory, and a walk through the broad L
isles of our nice new church, (which
tands near the dear spot where loved ai
nes sleep,) with a pleasant drive back*
o the dear old home gave us time for
~ad and sweet refiections. .- Memories Pt
leep and tender fill the heart as we re
rospect the past.
Gratefully we recognize the Hand
)ivine which continues to bless andj
reserve us as a family. Here these
reetings and partings may still be
urs, bringing alternate joy and sad
ess. Through these we look with 1
onfident hope to that reunion which L
hall last through eternai ages.
We'll remember the hearthstone within A
this dear cot,
Vere we all met at eve. 'Twas a brightL
ft parents, and brothers, and sisters-our
ras unbroken-untouched by Death's icy 9.
ome have now left us-some are laid far ce
i the cold silent tomb, and are unouldering on
HIGH POINT GaANG HALL,
: Sept.th, 1879.
The following are the places assigned for
;be entertainment of the Delegates of the
Iifferent Gringes atte rej meeting of
?omona Grange at t1is place on Oct. 10th:
Kaybinton..-. ..... T. P. Crosson
Dannon's Creek-................D. R. Werts
?omaria........................J. A. Sligh
)ominick's............ .B. H. Miller
3t. Luke's........... ...Sim Miller
3elmont.............. .......D. B. Kinard
.Iberty Hall........ .....G. A. Counts, Sr
Vells......................G. A. Counts, Jr
;ympatby..................Geo. X. Wilson
ilver Street.... ..............J. D. Sheely
3ethel... ........... .J.. .X.W.kgle
few Cbapel., ............Levi Monts
3eth Eden.................Charey Sheely
3ush River.,..........L. W. Bowers
It. Mathew's....................J. A.Mser
Subject for discussion: Should the'South
,rn Agriculturalist Encourage the Exodus of
he Negro Race?
Ifaster Righ Pdist Gring
Gao. M. WiLsoN, Secretary.
There have been three ladies selected to
rieEsy lg ,on
iubjects selected by themses, of the
tousehold department; therefore all our lady
embers.will be intersed, d gnpral
uruout f al ours
We confidently,expect an interesting meet
ng, and all delegites are earnestly requesibd
o be present. TheWorthyXasterqthe Stste
xrange has been Invited to deliver. !,public
Address. The subject for disuession ,wJI be
iblic, and all are 1nvited to participate
rhether members of the Order or not.
Master Newberry Pomonai Giane.
Jiams F. KuA;oR, Secretary.
By consent of patties intereste4 Uiill
ell, at Newberry Court House, ON THE
11IRST MONDAY IN OCTOBER NEXTzll
bat tract of land lying in Ne*berry Ooe0
y, two miles Southeast of- Prosperity,can
aining ONE RUNDRE4A -
LORES, indre or less, an1 "djoinin d
>f S. P. Taylor, Jesse Dominick, J. C.6ek
nd others. This valuable land will be sold
a thiee parcels,iplais t. bf
lay of sale. Possession e
f January, 1880.
TERMS-One-tbird-task; ithe'-bance in
ne and two jears, w.ithinte fro day
i sale. 4urdiakr*Ut ga v . of
and and pay for papers.
Sep. 17, S8-St.
*bHAR Y&$j a doins
bout tbdrteen-yesis:of. ai
or a colored boy. Any person harboring
r hiring him will be des'it el& 40Msing
JOHN P. KINARD, Agent.
Sept. 10, 18'79. 3i8a94t
COUNTY OF NEWBESSY.
Lambert J. Jones vs. John K. Boland.
~ xecuton. - L
By itu f Ex tiw1rtbrabove
tated.cause to me directed I willat
fewbry Cour Hetie, S&O~ ret
londay (Sale-day) in Oetobeanert, within
be legal, gours of.sale, to the bid
er, all the interest ofrtfie
(.Boand,hi lands beio - U
o wit: ne tra contafiing ~ -
)RED AND EIGHTEEN ACRES, more or
ess, situate in the County and State afore
aid, and boinded 'bylandsi of Middleton
inls Jag Sinleg rg I Counts,
One other tract containing ONE .:UN
lore or .less,. situate in .thsonZ.p
tata pforesaid,'and boO4 i4 f
. .H. Wheeler,. Mary 3iw,
fam, and others.
TERMS-CASH.. .P*rh rez..tog ay for
apets.. aa MA
D. B. WHEELER, S. N. C.
Sheriffs Office, Sept. 1%, 159 .. x
COULNTY OF NEBY
ai,alrn Co ,rvat William A. Pal
By virChe' oTan O'r rm4e Court of
eoirsy wf1 yCut
[use, S. (., op the ('~~~e~q~e
ay * fOtoe her i~~
>lowing described property, to wit: One
>of lad) 0o or
ounty and State aTresaindouded
Sheriffs 0I5ce, Sep. 12, 1879.
TAT80 01TO CR
CONTE OL BERU
Wallace A..alracJlliam H. Webb.
By virtue-of an Order from the Court .of
ommion Pleas, to me dir te,.thea To
sted cs~I gll sell, at JEr
oise# L.,ou the * y
st, th'e highe dd -~W~
g property, to wit: ONE OSEAND
C)T, situated in, the. Town of Newberry,
aunty and State aforesaid, 20:30 feet on
ain or Pratt Street, bounded on the North
ite est.by ltivoIe by.
TERs-CASH. Purchaser to pay for
pers. D. B. WHEELER, a. a. c.
Sheriff's Office, Sept..12, 1879.
ith Carolina Railroad CJompany.
3idafter Sudy' W*'71, Pas
ger Trains on-this roa will run as fol
aeCoumbIa..5.Wd*n 3Mm 9.30 p m
rive Camden.. 12.00 noon. 7~p m.
rive Charleston4.00-p m 7.4.5 p m 5.54 a m
rive Augusta.. .3.15 p m 9.20 a m
ave Calstan.5. an .0a .5p
rive Coumba103 am5.0pt .0
hveCoNight Exprsslavin oup 5at
'b P.gb E.xpdChrlesso eav8.15 CouPbl1 a
a daily; all otharerstonainsP will
pt Sdaiy . The train wilru. ad,
Ibwiday ma hes connection a. haii~rson
Wednmaesdas condnetions atChaNewto
We4nesdays and 8aturday~ 'witZi-Xew