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The Hampton-sary Feud.
A Pointed Letter from ohn C. Hakell.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Jan. 22, 1880.
To the Editors of The Medium.
I have seen to-day for the first
time a copy of your paper, of dat
January 7th, containing an interview
between your correspondent "Hamp
den" and General M. W. Gary, which
is entitled "General Gary Again."
"He sticks to his statements and
gives the evidence."
Now, his statements are a repetition
of the charges heretofore made to
New York Herald correspondent that
"General Hampton, in 1876, advo
cated the -withdrawal of the Tilde!.
and Hendricks Electors and that he
was not true in the support of their
ticket." He goes further and says
that, by the rule that
SILENCE IS ADMISSION,
General Hamptcn stands convicted.
not having denied his second repeti
tion of the charge.
Now, a newspaper interview is al
ways an unsatisfactory matter to deal
with, as General Gary may repudiate,
explain away or evade in any other
way such part of Hampden's inter
view as he pleases, but with even thae
difficulty in my way I hope I can
make my points clear.
1st. As to General Gary's claim, as
represented by the interviewer, that
General Hampton by his silence has
admitted the charge, I would say
that General Hampton pronounced his
charges to be
',UTTERLY AND ABSOLUTELY FALSE"
and that his answer applies as well to
the second, third and every other
repetition as it did to the original.
But, that there may be no question,
I will say that, if General Gary will
over his own signature repeat what he
has said in the published interview,
or simply say that it is true, namely :
"That Governor Hampton advocated
the withdrawal of the Tilden and Hen
dricks Electors," I will by the very
gentlemen whose names he gives as
his witnesses prove his st.atements to
be false. I will use no other tesd
mony-out of the mouths of his own
witaesses I will convict him of false
I will go further. I will under
take to prove that General Gary did
the very thing with which he has
falsely charged General Hampton.
That when "Settle and Denny,"
ZMIR8A RTES FROM PRESIDENT GRANT,
offered if General Hampton's party
would agree to admit that the State
had gone for Hayes and Wheeler, the
Hampton Government should be re
cognized, General Hampton refused
the offer while General Gary urged
that it should be accepted.
General Gary has in the interview
further stated that General Hampton
sent Judge Mackey to Hayes in Ohio,
and gives Judge Mackey as his au
thority. Now, if General Gary will
repeat this over his own signature, I
will repeat my offer to prove by his
own witness that it too is false.
Further on in the interview he
says: "But Hampton met with the
misfortune of breaking his leg, and of
course I could Dot strike him when he
was down." Let him repeat this and
I will prove that it, too, is false and
that General Gary made the
MOST INDECENT ASSAULTS
on Governor Hampton at the very
time that he was believed to be dy
ing. He shall not now lay claim to a
magnanimity which he did not.show.
I think I have made my points
clear and unless General Gary "admits
them by his silence" I shall prove
each and every one of them. I might
well Stop here but shall add a few
words on General Gary himself.
He either utterly niisunderstands
his own position, or he misstates it as
grossly as he does that of others. He
is entirely mistaken in holding that
any one has stood between him and
the people, and kept him from his
rights. The people always have, and
always will, choose for themselves,
who shall serve them. The whole
trouble has been that they would not
GENERAL GARY AT HIS OWN VALUA
-They have not thought him worth the
price. Whenever they want him they
will undoubtedly take him but not be
fore. I frankly admit that I do not
think General Gary is fit for the high
places to which he has aspired, and
will give as some of the reasons for
- my opinion, the follqwing facts, which,
if General Gary wiideny, I will prove
to be true :
1st. "In 1871 General Gary did
agree for pay" to use his best efforts
to get the "taxpayers' convention to
endorse the whole bonded debt of the
State," both the honest and the fraud
"Picture it, think of it! ! !!"
2nd. That he did about the same
time engage with the advocates of the
Blue Ridge R. R., "to aid in securing
the approval by the same convention
of the relinquishment by the State of
its first mortgage on the Railroad to
private parties." It is true that when
Major Warley denounced the scheme
in the convention and General Gary
was called on to redeem his pledge he
refused to do it, but he took his pay
all the same.
3d. That he was the constant
DEFENDER OF MCDEVITT,
the Radical Treasurer of Edgefield,
and that one of the indictments against
McDevitt was for fraudulently paying
General Gary a large sum of the coun
4th. That in 1876, after he had
been defeated for the United States
Senate by General Butler, he did ad
vocate that General Butler should be
withdrawn, and Whittemore, (who
had been expelled by the Radical
Congress for bribe taking,) put in his
asses ears under the lion's skin.
have addressed this communication ti'
your paper because as it circulated the
charges it is only justice that it should
carry the denial to the same audience.
That there may be no misapprehen
sion I w:ll add, that General Hampton
knows nothing of this communication,
General Gary, with his usual taste,
having made this last assault while be
was absent in Mississippi at the death
bed of his son.
I am, sir, your obedient servant,
JNO. C. HASKELL.
To make the record complete we
give the "Hampden" interview, which
was published in the Abbeville Me
dium on the 7th instant, as follows
GEN. GARY AGAIN-HE STICKS TO
HIS STATEMENTS AND GIVES THE
EVIDENCE-SOME STRIKING FACTS.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., Jan. 3, 1880.
After the appearance of Hampton's
last interview with the New York
Herald reporter, in which he reaffirm
ed the statements contained in his
first publication regarding Gen. Gary,
as special correspondent of the Me
dium I repaired to Gen. Gary's resi
dence at Edgefield Court House and
sought an interview. The gallant
General received me very kindly, but
at first refused most positively to say
anything for the press. He saw no
new issue in Senator Hampton's so
called "reply" so far as he was con
cerned, and did not think any answer
from him at all necessary but for the
editorial comments of The News and
Courier concerning it, as follows, to
wit: "The denial of the charge that
the Democratic leaders or Senator
Hampton himself proposed or desired
to abandon the Tilden electors' ticket
in 1876 is repeated and riveted." If
the papers friendly to Hampton com
ment on the interviews he thought
it woJd be but just for the fair and
impartial press to give his side of the
question. He then spoke substantially
"In the original interview of the
reporter of the New York Herald, I
raised the following points :
1st. That many of the papers of
the United States had charged that
Tilden and Hendricks had been sold
out by Southern leaders for the sake
of South Carolina and Florida.
2d. That an attempt had been
made in the campaign of 1876 to
withdraw the Tilden electors.
3d. That Hampton submitted the
proposition of withdrawing the Tilden
electors on the stand of the mass
meeting at Abbeville on the 16th of
September, 1876, and from his com
bating one of my objections, to wit,
the necessity of calling a convention
of, the Democratic party, as no one
else had the power to withdraw them,
and his replying that the State exe
entive committee would assume. the
power to withdraw them, with his
subsequent conduct, and subsequent
facts and circumstances connected with
the ernvass, led me toghe opinion that
he did then desire their withdrawal.
4th. That the proposition of their
withdrawal was discussed on the night
of the said 16th of September, 1876,
at the house of Mrs. Norwood, at
which meeting Hampton, Toombs,
McGowan, Cothran and others were
present. The facts are corroborated
by the testimony of McGowan and
the admission of Hampton himself.
5th. They are corroborated by the
appearance after the night of the lt6h
of September, 1876, of Judge Mackey
and Judge Mackey and Judge Cooke
upon the same platform at various
mass meetings, notably the one at
Edgefield C. H., when Judge Mackey
advocated the election of'llayes and
Wheeler and Hampton and Simpson
from the same platform from which
Hampton spoke, and in his presence.
I ask what was this but gross infidel
ity to the National Democratic party ?
If Hampton had been true to the Na
tional party he would not have per
mitted such speeches to have been
made in his presence; nor would he
for a moment have entertained the
proposition to withdraw the ITilden
electors; nor would he have written
the letter to Manton Marble asking
him to cut loose from the Democratic
party. It was a subterfuge 'too thin'
to deceive the most ignorant. The
election of Hayes and Wheeler and the
election of Hampton and Simpson is
proof conclusive that Hampton did
favor and carry out this proposition,
and his denial of it is barefaced ef
frontery. My statement upon this
point has already been given to the
public, with whom I am willing to
leave the matter.
6th. There is additional proof going
to sustain the charge; his sending
Judge Mackey to see Hayes at Colum
bus, Ohio, and he (Hampton) after
ward denying that he had so sent
Mackey. Mackey has again and again
avowed that he went at the special in
stance and request of Hampton. His
advocacy of Hayes' Southern policy,
and his travelling all around the
Northwest and South with Hayes,
clearly show that he acted in concert
with Hayes. His advising Col. Win.
Wallace and Col. Harrington, two of
the Tilden electors. not to cast the
electoral vote of the State for Tilden
and Hendricks. These charges are
substantially made in my second inter
view in the New York Herald, and
Hampton has not den' dI them. Ac
cording to the rules - pleading what
is expressly charged and not denied is
admitted, Hampton stands convicted
upon this rule.
'th. In my interview with a re
porter of The News and Courier, I
signified my willingness to drop this
discussion, that was doing no good,
and said 1I was willing to make a
school boys's bargain with Hampton,
'if he would let me alone I would let
him alone.' Hampton has declined
this tender of the olive branch by re
publishing his denial and epithets af
tr having- stated in his first interview
and National polities. He admits by
his silence that hP entertains hatred
ant ..:alice towards ;:. ,:1 that he
hates mIe as the Devil d. :. Holy
Sth. In 1 , I did not replv to
his statement, timat if I i::d said that
he (Ia:pttn ) was doi::- any thing to
;uwer the standard of the Deocracy
that I (Gary) had said what was ila
pertinent and untrue.' Now, w at I
said was contained in my card in re
ply to Gen. Gray, of Greenville, and
in this card no such charge 'that he
had lowered the standard t f Dem
oeracv' is to be found. I had not
m:ade~ any such charge in any public
-peech or private conversation. The
:ilusion of 'dancing and dining with
the colored brothers and siste'rs' was
in reply to the boast of Geu. Gray that
he was the first wan in South Caro
iaa that marched colored troops in
line with white troops, and that it was
-Hampton Democracy' so to do. It
seeis that at Oraugeburg Governor
Elaupton had been dining with col
ored brothers, and a white sister,
hence his over sensitiveness, in ap
plying this as a fling at him. So it is
evident that his reply was gratuitous,
and as it was conditional upon my
having said he had 'lowered the stan
dard of Democracy,' which was a
straw man that he had put up, there
was not much in his celebrated reply
for to answer. I did not desire to
create anything like a difference in
the party during the canvass. I at
the time prepared a reply and in
tended to publish it after the election
was over, but Hampton wet with the
misfortune of breaking his leg, and,
of course, I could not strike him
while he was down. The quarrel be
came stale and I saw no good to re
vive it. I have the reply and can pub
lish it any time if it becomes neces
9th. Hampton is now in the United
States Senate and should devote his
time and talents to National affairs;
but instead of this he brought the
news to Abbeville that Mauldin and
I had bought out the Greenville News.
He told Gen. Garlington that I in
tended to run as an Independent can
didate for Governor. In an interview
of the Springfield Republican be ex
pressed his preference for Hagood,
and has. done it again and again in
print. He it was that kept the pre
seut officials in for the second term,
and wishes to keep Hagood in for a
Your correspondent and Gen. Gary
then had a confidential clhat about the
next campaign in this State. He
will retire to private life before he
will do anything to divide the party,
but lie is determined to give his ene
mies as good as they send and stand
up for his rigzhts. I was delhihed
with his candor. Hie calls a spade a
spada and says what lie thinks.
Gary's Repiy to) isaskeI1.
Fr-om the News and Courier, Feb. 2nd.
EADG EL:D C. H., Ja nua ry 29.- As
the letter of Col. John C. Ulnskell,
which was published in Thea News
and Courier of the 28th inst., had
aroused the keenest interest as to what
line of action Gen. Gary would adoipt
in meeting the charges so pointedly
made against him. I determined to
ascertained from Gen. Gary himself,
provided he were willing to indicate
it, the course he would pursue. With
this purpose in view I arrived at Edge
field Village this morning arid called
upon the General. I said to him that
I had come as a reporter of TIhe Eecws
and Courier to learn if he dcesired to
say auytbing in answer to the charges
made agaidst him by Col. Hlaskel!.
Gen. Gary replied at some length,
intimating that lie considered Col.
Haskell's letter as a cover-t attack by
Senator Hampton, the assertion of
Col. Haskell that Senator Hampton
knew nothing of his (Haskell's,) pur
pose of publishing the letter to the con
trary notwithstanding, and, for this
reason declined to notice any of the
carges preferred in the first portion of
Col. Haskell's letter. He regarded the
matters therein alleged as pertaining
exclusively to the controversy between
Senator Hampton and himself and he
did not feel inclined to recognize Col.
Haskell's right to intrude himself into
a :contr-ov ersy which in no wise pre
sented an issue between Haskell and
himself, but which related exclusively
to the points under discussion be
tween Senator Hampton and himself.
He gave me an extended account of
his own attitude as a public man dur
ing the last five years, claiuming that
events had vindicated his political
course, and denying that he had ever
shown anything like personal hostility
to Senator llampton. The couversa
tion then proceeded as follows:
Reporter : Well, General, what have
you to say in regard to the liaskell
Gen. Gar-y: The :attack of Col Has
kell uponi me is evidently a well-plan
ned attempt to shift the issues and
change the actors Col. Haskell has
intruded himself in a rude and un
manly manner between Senator Hamip
ton and myself, no d.>ubt with the
view of r-elieving Sen tor- Hamipton
and giving himself some importance.
Heacknowledges that lie is not author
ized by Senator HJamipt.on to say any
thing, and I eer tainly hamve not invited
him to do so, foir I have no cause of
quarrel or con trove-sy w it h h im. If
Senator Hampton wishes to continue
the controversy or discussion I am
ready to do so upon any field he may
selet. Whatever I have stated in
my several interviews as faets of may
own knowledge I here reiterate that
they are true, and such facts as I have
stated upon the knowledge and infor
mation derived from others I here re
iterate that I believe them to be true.
Reporter :What have you to say in
regard to the charges against you cou
tnins~A in thc~ lnH-~,- n'-i,.t ~ ('~j 4,
Radical newspapers for ti . last five o:
six years. The one numbered First.
appeared in the New Yrk Times. the
Nati,;nal Republican and the Union
ileiald. in February, 1' T . it was
laid upon the desks of tlhe m em oerS t'o
the G eneral Asseibly of this State.
while I. with others. was enaged in
the fight against the ring of fraudelent
bondholders. I at the time rose to a
question of privilege. aid replied to
this malicious falsehood againut Sena
tor M C. Butler and myself in a coi
plete annswer, which sileuced the iud
ical press, and satisfied our friends ;
but it seems that some of our Demo
cratic enemies are trying to burn this
ammunition a second time to our dis
As to the second charge, that I en
aged to aid in sLcuring the approval
of the Taxpayers' Couvation to the
relinquishment by the State of its first
mortgage on the Blue Ridge R.dilroad
to private parties, I would say that I
would have stultified myself as a law
yer had I agreed to aid in any such
proposition. The Taxpayers' Conven
tion was a voluntary body and had no
legal existence or Constitutional pow
ers and could not have made such a
relinquishwent. The charge that 'I
ever entered into any such agreement
or that I ever received pay for the
same is as false as it is malicious.
The third charge that I was the
constant defender of McDevitt. the
Radical treasurer of Edgefield, is
also false. I never defended McDevitt
on the criminal side of the Court On
the civil side of the Court I defended
J. H. McDevitt, county treasurer of
Edgefield County, in the celebrated
case of George P. Curry and Hardy
Wall, plaintiffs, vs. Harrison Strom,
Wesley Jefferson and Doc Martin,
county commissioners, and John H.
McDevitt, county treasurer, defend
ants. It in also false that "one of the
indictments against McDevitt was for
fraudulently paying Gen. Gary a large
sum Of county money." The only
money that McDevitt, as county treas
urer, ever paid me was $500 for Gary
&. Gary, attorneys for the county treas
urer in the case above stated. The
amount of our fee in this case was re
ported by Chancellor Carroll, to whom
it was referred as a special referee to
inquire and report a reasonable fee for
our work in this case ; and he report
ed, after taking testimony as to the
value of our services, that we were en
titled to a fee of $1,000, which report
was confirmed by the Circuit Judge.
The fourth charge is also false. I
never did advocate that Gen. Butler
should be withdrawn and that Whitte
more should be put in his place. This
is the same charge that I answered as a
question of privilege in the State Senate
when it appeared in the newsp)apers at
that time, as can be seen by referring
to the files of the Columbia Register
and the Journal of the Senate. instead
of trying to withdraw Gen. Butler, it is
well-knowxn that when he was virtually
dlesertedl by Hampton and others who
should have supported him, I, at his
request, gave him my support and as
sisted in defeating the Patterson reso
lutions, which, if they had passed,
would have placed him in th~e awkward
position of an ingrate by forcing him
to take tihe initiative step to unseat
Patterson whose vote and infinenice
helped to secure Butler's seat and deC
feated the claims of Corbin.
I have again answered these stale
charges, which originally sprung from
my Radical opponents, and I am now
willing for the public to decide as to
their truth or falsity. I will say, in
conclusion, that I have never sold out
the State to the fraudulent bondholders;
I have made no bargains with Radicals
in State or National politics, nor made
compromises with them in any way
whatsoever, nor do I belong to any
ring in the Democratic party.
If Senator Hampton is not satisfied
and wants to go on with this discussion:
if he wishes to wash all the dirty linen
of the party in pubie and let it be
known who has and who has not done
these things, I am ready to go into a
thorough investigation touching all
these matters. I am also willing to
submit the public and private character
of Senator Hampton and myself as to
trumh, fair dealing, honesty, integrity,
pluck and patriotism to a thorough in
vestigation. This is the glove that 1
throw down, and if it is taken up by
Senator Hampton, I shall say : "Lay on
Macduff, and damned be he who first
cries hold, enough !"
I took occasion to call Gen. Gary's
attention to the charge that he was said
to have had made an attack upon Sena
tor Hampton at a time when he was
thought to be dying, also to the state
ment that "with his usual taste, his last
assault was made while Senator Hamp
ton was absent in Mississippi at the
death-bed of his son."
Gen. Gary expressed his sympathy
for Gen. Hampton in the recent afflic
tion which had befallen him, and said
that if Col. Haskell could afford to se
lect such an occosion to assault him, he
could see no reason why he should be
expected to remain silent.
At the conclusion of the interview
the daily papers were brought in con
taining a sensational telegram to the
Associated Press mentioning the prob
ability of a personal encounter as the
result of the Haskell letter. Upon read
ing this Gen. Gary made some forcible
remarks about interviews and news
papers, which I do not feel called upon
to report. W. Hi. McK.
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They are the ne plus unum of med
Those who suffer from nervous ir
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TUIOS. F. GRENEKER, FIOS.
WV. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
(:l)NES.AY, FEB. 4. 188
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The IeraMl s in the highest respect a Fa
- Newrpape, 1ev'ote1 to the 1aterial i
e~r(sts of the people of this County and 11
it:te. It circulates extensively. and as
lvertising nedilum otiers unrivalled a
rata:es. For Terms. see first page.
The llarmpton-Gary Matter.
It is well known throughout ti
state that Generals Hampton at
3-ary have not been admirers
each other for several years. Gal
2as an idea that Hampton has usE
ais influence against him politicall
[ampton :aas said publicly that I
ioes not admire Gary as a publ
nan. Knowing the antipathy e
.sting between these two prolinel
South Cardlinians the New Yol
Ierald managed to get an inte
view with Gary and to draw fro
aim some very serious charg
against Hampton's political cour
.n 1876 ; viz., that Hampton durir
he campaign advocated the wit
krawal of the Tilden electors, &c.
ll of which charges the reader w.
3ee in the letter published in th
ssue. Hampton promptly deniE
Ehe charges ; but Gary reiteratE
bhem. Col. Jno. C. Haskell,
Columbia, has replied to Gener
Gary. Col. Haskell is a one arm<
3x-Confederate, having lost his rig
arm in the war, is a member of t]
Legislature from Richland Count
and a son-in-law of Senator Ham
ton. In his letter he does not dE
in generalities, but comes down
plain statements ; gives Gene1
Gary an opportunity to prove I
charges against Hampton, and
disprove various charges agair
Some have considered the matt
as a personal affair between He
kell and Gary ; but such is not t
case. It has not reached that poii
and we see no reason why it shou
be so construed. It is simply
public discussion of the politic
action of public men. We aw;
Gen. Gary's reply with intere
Till he shall have been heard a:
the proofs have been submitted<
both sides the public should wil
hold its judgment as to the mer:
of the matter.
Since writing the above Gc
Gary has been interviewed and b
replied to Col. Haskell. We cros
out other matter to give room I
his reply this week.
The political fight for the conti
of the Maine Legislature betwe
the Repablicans and the Fusionii
ha resulted as we predicted. T
Republicans, by a coup d'etat, g
possession of the State House, afi
which the Fusionists roosted rou:
in the vicinity for awhile, and th
met in a hired house. The Suprei
Court, wvhich is Republican in pc
tics, has decided squarely agair
the Fusionists. The Fusion Leg
lature is gradually dwindling aw
or, to use a slang phrase, is vania
ing into thin air. Many winds ha
swept from the classic shade
Kennebunk since the threat of wi
but they have not yet brought
our ears the clash of resoun di:
arms-not by a big majority-ai
they are not likely to, either.
our readers will excuse us for art
ther slang phrase: Dr. Garcel
"bit off more than he could cha
when he refused to grant cert
cates to members who had be
The Senate has confirmed the f
lowing nominations: James Russ
Lowell, of Massachusetts, as Min
ter to Great Britain ; Jno. W. F(
ter, of Indiana, as Minister to Ri
sia ; Lucius Faircbild, of Wisc
sin, as Minister to Spain; Phil
H. Morgan, of Louisiana, as Mm
ter to Mexico.
We are glad to see the evidene
f proserity in the Greenville L
teprise (t Jlountaineer in its e
larged and improved appearant
This paper has a fine record, whi<
is being well sustained by its pre
mt editor and proprietor, Mr. 'J.
Ex-Senator Jno. J. Patterso
'Honest John," is living in Ball
niore, and is the President of
Stret Railroad Company.
Ex Senator Sawyer is a Clerk:
.~ Tv~n~iivv flnartmAnt at ~Vas
The fi.gisati;re .Meets Agai
The 10th instant. On accoi
of the irregularity in the Supp
.et. which we hav s AreadyV notice
CompiIjtrolleri Hagood' refu1sed to les
tho taxes. The Attone-nra
icumtans, askd the SnpjremeI Con
for a MLndamLus coIfl)lling him i
Smake the levy, the parpose being t
test the validity of the Act. Tl
opinion was filed the 26th uIt., an
declares the Act invalid. Chii
Justice Willard, who wrote ti
- opinion, and Associate McIver co]
car in the opinion that the error i
the 1st Section (substituting, I
mistake of the enrolling clerk, 4
i mills for 4i, State tax) is fatal I
its validity. Associate McGow4
* dissents on this point. The enti:
Court concurs in the opinion th;
e the appropriation of 83,000 for l
d Charleston militia is invalid,becau
it was not agreed to by the Hous
. The Legislature will very like
a pass a Supply Act properly at
Y- then adjourn.
K A delegation went down to Cha
t leston last week from Anderson
.k the interest of the Blue Ridge Ri
n Chester and York Counties a
as complaining of great damage to tl
ae growing wheat by the Hessian fl
,g Similar complaints come from oth
- Mr. Edwin D. Connor, of Coke
;l1 bury, son of Hon. F. A. Connc
is committed suicide Wednesday 1
d shooting himself with a pistol. I
C cause assigned.
f An election has been ordered :
al Abbeville County the 10th, to f
d the vacancy in the Legislatu:
it caused by the election of Gen. N
1e Gowan to the Supreme Bench.
Grant Presidential stock is
the decline. Blaine has the insi
o track. His management of t
al Maine campaign has greatly aid
is his prospects. -
to Conversation was carried on
st fewv days ago through a telepho
between St. Louis and Omaha
r distance of four hundred and t,
1eSenator Lamar, of Mississippi,
Irecovering from his recent attack
aparalysis, and will soon be able
al resume his seat in the Senate.
it Fonl TuE1 IERALD
t. Ouir Wasingtoni Letter.
SWasmxrrrjoN, 1D. C.,
h- Jan. 28, 1880.
ts Senator Coke wakes, in his reet
speech against Senator Bayard's re:
n. lution, the point that we cannot ta
as a th ea tender quality of
d cause they are a part of the Natioi
or debt, and. therefore. their validity
protected by the fourteenth amnet
iXent to the Constitution. Ti
amendment provides that the validi
of the public debt shall not be qu
n The point was not discussed ful
s but rather evaded by Senator Bays
ein his elaborate speech in support
dehis resolution yesterday. Senal
ot Bayard's speech, by the way, was
er able and an excellent one, but f
rd without ;apparent effect upon the S
Bf ate. I think there is little doubt n
ethat the resolution, as well as all oti
.financial propositions, will go over
b-action at a later session. The possil
st exception is the refunding bill, 1
is- even on the several measures relati
to that there is a strong feeling
'favor of delay.
h-The Senate Committee on milite
e affairs yesterday reported a bill to c<
of rect tbe record in case of General F
r John Porter. All the members
othe Committee agreed except Gene
toLogan, who took the novel grou
that Congress as a Legislative bo
d could not reverse the action of a Coi
If Martial. But as General Burnsi
o. and all the other members of the Co
mittee heartily support the bill, whi
S is the amended House bill with a f
small changes, there is no doubt
fi- will pass--probably receivinti eve
n vote in the Senate except Logan
and nine-tenthbs of all the votes throa
in the House.
The [House, as is known, has be
d- for weeks laboring or loafing over
11 amended rules. The Sanate has be
is- waiting for the Hoeuse. Those amueu
s-ed rules are greatly preferable to t
present ones-briefer, clearer, and I
s- in numbe.,r. The public busini
-con!d be transaeted wider them wi
ip much wore rapidity than under tho
s- now in force. But the practical m;
asks if the whole of a session is to
consumed in adopting the rules, wou
it not be better to have a special st
es sion for that purpose ? With a in
~jority of both H1ouses in favor of a
n- journmnent as early as May, and eve
e. condition of benefit to the country ai
h o political cxpedliency for both pi
ties urging suc,h anearly adjourn met
S~it. is stranige that the ru1es are not
3-once adopted. rejected, or put over f
a ter consideration.
It is likely tha:t two Comisio:151
will be authorized by the prese
Congress--one to inquire into need<
chan'ges in the tariff laws, and tl
a other on the subject of the alcohol
raffic. Very numerous petitions
n both cases hlave been received fro
. prmminentpnopnie in every sectiorn
it IcU TIIt IlLi:tALD.
it ne edicated? to J. ehietel'
BY It. F. W.
New fr tc .i, I wee thou :+ri sm ot': with t ke,
Tha t naun:ou pu oudivin;e:y hIir.
t h\'lier, >wn i;: brigh er regi)las aL .
O Matured in the breasts of our i:e is .r.
0 Awd I to you kind solace do give,
t Whi have a ilke passion endured.
d i the hope that thou may'st throuug! i ;ve,
And one day wilt Iave full hapiie. se
le 'fis sad to love in any State
L. Sadder when love for love is not given;
Swec iove is sometimes turued to nate,
When warm heart is by adverse driven.
Now of me one lesson learn,
4 Ci ild of good fortune unseen:
:o Whu the passion begins to buru,
,do Calm thy heart, thy mind serene.
re Till that passion maturity shall reach,
It Let not word of it be spoken;
ie And when ready her haud to beseech,
3e Be it not by the muse's tongue broken.
e. But take thyself, with honest face,
To the gentle maid in friendship suing;
Perhaps she. with innate maiden grace,
d Will kindly listen to thy wooing.
But if love of her be to thee denied,
(Your's not the first heart that's been sorely
Depart in peace and seek anothet
iri A wonderous beauty far above her.
And of flattery be not too fond,
Nor deep-meaning words use too free;
re For there is nothing in their sound,
le When every art speaks vanity.
y. I now these artless lines will close,
And on my conch seek sweet repose;
er And fondly hope that round your bed
Bright angels, this night, may softly tread.
s- January 28th, 1880.
ir, Flight of the Fusionists
o Probable End of the Dual Government in
1 By Telegraph to the News and Courier.
BosTON, January 28.-A dispatch
ll to the Herald from Augusta says that
re the Fusion Legislature, after pro.
c- longed 'secret session, this afternoon
adjourned to meet on the first Wed
nesday in August next. Many of the
)n members will go home not to return
de here before that date ; others will go
he back to their districts for instructions
d as to joining or remaining out of the
State-House Legislature, and others
will take their seats among their Repub
lican brethren. Some of the "counted
in"' members will go home, others wil]
ne contest the seats of their rivals in the
-a Capitol for the sake of getting the
en pay usually voted to defeated coo.
testants. Two Fusionists to-day ap.
peared iu the Republican House, and
is numerous others have expressed their
of intention to follow them to morrow.
tThe Fusion Governor Smith and Mdr.
to''albott, Speaker of the Fusion Hlouse,
will leave for house to-morrow.
.(QVt ET BlMIssION IN POIRTL.\ND.
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clh CLARA LEE, only remaining child of W.
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it Only a few months ago these bereaved pa.
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,their first born. Now the last and only child,
8,a lovely little girl, is called away from earth
v to jptrer and happier scenes above. Truly
the shadow of a great affliction has fallen
upon the hearthstone of this once happy
en home. Nor will the shadow soon depart. It
its must continue to linger there for many weary
and long mouths.
en It is said "Death loves a shining mark."
d- Here, two shining marks in two angel forms
efurnished attraction for the relentless archer
ledeath. The shaft was well aimed when a
~ss week ago little Clara Le;e fell a victim to dis
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NEWBERRY, S. C., Jan. 31, ISSO
a List of advertised letters for week ending
dJau. 31, 1iS0 :
Boozer, Miss A.nnie Jones, Dock
e Butler, Nelson Langston, Win.
e Bowers, J. L. Mathis, John R.
n Cromer, IL. M.&G. WV. Odens. Mrs. Francis
iConner, Miss Sisly Price, P. G.
ii Cates, Miss Clara Ruff. Miss Annie
of 'nlins. Susan Rutherford, F. W.
.1ew .irerusemeflt s.
Dissolution of Partnership.
The firm of WARD & THOM
ASON is this day dissolved by
mutual consent. D. M. Ward
is aonie authorized to pay all
accoiits and collect amounts
due the said firm.
0. M. WARD.
E. W. THOMASON.
J.,Lnlarv 2:; 1SS.
I will continue the business
at the old Stand, and respect
fully ask for a cottinuance of
the patronage so liberally be
stowed in the past.
D. M. WARD.
Feb 4, 6-3t.
A large lot just reeived and for sale by
FANT & McWHIRTER.
Feb. 4, 6-tf.
i NEW STYLES.
JUST RECEIVED AT
IIERIILO BOOK STORE$
Feb. 4, 6-2t.
I will pay $10 reward for the recovery of
a Mule stolen from me Sunday, 1st. The
mule is a cream colored horse mule, rubbed
on sides, and has yellowish eyes.
Johnston's Depot, Edgefield Co., S. C.
Feb. 4, 6-1t
Memorandum Books down from 10 to 5
Lot of Music at half price.
Paper Dolls down from 25 to 15 cents.
Ghessmen at cost.
Variety of Religious and Miscellaneous
Books at cost.
Pictures in frames at cost of frame and
Paints for little ones, Picture Books,
Drawing Slates, at same reduced prices.
Various other articles at same popular
prices. Conme soon.
T. F. GRENEKER,
-Feb. 4, 8 -tf IJerald1 Book Store.
The undersigned give notice that they
will prosecute to the full extent of the law
any party or pazrties caught trespassing on
their respective plantations either by fish
ing, hunt'mg or otherwise.
MIRS. ANN CASON.
SMRS KATIE MO0ORE.
MiRS. H APPY COOK.
J. C. KOON.
WV. H1. LONG.
Smokey Town, near Prosperity, S. C.
Feb. 4, 6-3t*
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
By .Jacob B. Fellers, Proba.te Judge.
Whereas, H irriet F. McCarley hath made
suit to me, to grant her Letters of Ad
ministration, of the Estate and effects of
John 31cCarley, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred and creditors
of the said deceased, that they be and
appear', before me, in the Court of Probate,
to be held at Newbcrry Court IIouse,S. C.,
on the 16th day of February next, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, to shew cause, it any they have,
why the said Administration should not be
granted. Given under my hand, this 31st
day of Ja nuary, Anno Domini 1880.
Feb. 4, 6-2t.
South Carolina Railroad Company.
CHANGE OF SCHEDULE.
On and after November 30th, 1879, Pas
senger Trains on tis roa will run as fol
lows. (Till further notice.)
GREENVILLE EXPRESS TRAINS.
Leave Columbia at - - 4.15 P. M*
Arrive Camden at - - - - 8.15 P. M'
Arrive Charlestoa at - - - 9.30 P. M.
Leave Charleston at - - - 7.00 A. If.
Leave Camden at - - - - 7.00 A. If.
Arrive Colum bia at - - 1L50 A. Mf.
WAY FREIGHT & PASSENGER TRAINS.
*Leave Columbia at - - - 5.30 A. If.
Arrive Conden at - - - - L20 P. Mf.
Arrive Charleston at - - - 2.15 P. M.
Arrive Augusta at -- - - 3.40 P. M.
*1Leave Charleston at - - 9.00 A. Mf.
Leave Augusta at - - - 8.00 A. Mf.
Arrive Columbia at - - - 5.37 P. Mf.
.Passengers :eaving Columbia or Charles
ton on these trains have to change cars at
Branchville to reach Charleston at 2.15 P.
Mf., or Columbia at 5.37 P. Mf.
NIGHT EXPRESS TRAINS.
Leave (;olumbia at - - - 9.30 P. Mf.
Arrive Augusta at.-.-.-..8.35..A. M.
Arrive Charleston at - - - 5.50 A. Mf.
Leave Charleston at - - - 9.00 P. Mf.
Leave Augusta at - - - -7.40 P. Mf.
Arrive Columbia at - - - 6.50 A. Mf.
The Night Expres's Trains will run daily.
All other trainis wvi: run daily except Sun
daLys. Sleepiug Cars are attached to Night
Exxess. Berths only $1.50i to Charleston or
Augu ta. This~ train makes sure connec
tions at Charleston with New York and Bal
timore Steamers on Wednesdays and Satur
days; also, with Florida Steamuers on Tues
days and Saturdays; also, with 7.00 A. M.
train t>f S. & C. R. R., for Savannah and Flor
ida points. Connections made by other
trains at Augusta with trains from and to
that point; also, with all trains from and to
.JOII B. D. C. AL LEN, G. P. & T. A.
JuB.PECK. General Superintendent.
A. 1B. DESAUssI:RE, Agent, Colambia.
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