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Gary and Hampton.
The Edgefield Senator on the Political Situa
Charleston News and Courier, 3d.
What Gen. Gary said to our special
correspondent in reply to the charges
contained in the letter of Col. Haskell
has already been published in the
News and Courier. We now give in
full what he said to our correspon
dent concerning his relations with
General Hampton, his owa political
course, and the political issues in the
State at this time, as he understands
I had, as I told you in Columbia, a
day or two ago, concluded to take no
further notice of the controversy be
tween Senator Hampton and myself,
but, since this matter has been re
vived, I will take this occasion to put
myself right before the public.
It will be remembered that my first
interview with the correspondent of
the New York Herald was an off-hand
conversation into which I was led
without any premeditation on my
part, and which he insisted upon, say
ing that he had been sent here for the
special purpose of interviewing me,
producing his telegraphic orders to
that ettect. The conversation was
mainly devoted to National polities
and I simply gave frank answers to
his questions, he afterwards writing
out the whole interview which was
not put in the shape I should have
chosen, nor was it my intention to
provoke Senator Hampton or any one
else into a controversy. Senator
Hampton, however, answered in such
hot haste, used such language and
indulged in such reflections as to
make a reply on - my part necessary,
which I put in as mild and inof
ensive language as I could com
mand, and, besides, indicated my will
ingness rto "let him alone if he would
let me alone," though I was unwilling
to recede from anything I had stated,
simply because it was the truth. Here
I was willing to let the matter drop,
regardless of the insults offered me,
because I knew that any quarrel be
tween Senator Hampton and myself
would be unpleasant to our people, and
might, to a greater or less degree, mar
the harmony of the Democratic party.
After .the publication of the "Big
Talk with Hampton," by the Wash
ington correspondent of the News and
Courier, in which Senator Hampton
-covered a great deal of ground in
State and National politics, and en
deavored to make political capital
against Mr. Tilden and myself, I con
fess that I felt disposed to reply, in
order to show the true situation be
tween Senator HamptonA and my
self, and in order to vindicate and
justify my political course. I con
sider the unity and harmony of the
Democratic party of paramount im
portance, and I propose to conduct
this discussion so as to help and not
hurt it, by showing what its funda
mental principles are. Systematic
efforts have been m~ade to break and
keep me down because I have taken a
bold political stand on the bond and
other questions, and I have just as
much right to accuse Senator Hamp
ton of inspiring attacks upon me as he
has to charge me with inspiring at
tacks upon him. We have made such
a God of Hampton for several years
past that any one who dared to disa
gree with hirii has been in danger of
being politically ostracised (as a num
ber of deserving men in this State
have been made to feel) whether he
was right or not. Even now some
people are trying to damn me politi
cally for my so-called "opposition to
Hampton," although the State has
been greatly benefited thereby. Since
Senator Hampton has been the first to
introduce the question of State poli
tics and the Governorship, evidently
with the view of creating public sen
timent for the next election, I pro
pose to show that I am and have been
right, and do not hesitate to say that
I would rather be right than be Gov
ernor of South Carolina, for so far as
that position is concerned, like Mr.
Lowndes said of the Presidency, I
think it "should neither be sought nor
declined," and I shall certainly re
member the first part of his injunc
tion. It will be seen from Senator
Hampton's last inter view that we are
not so far apart after all in our state
ments, except as to the proposition
made to me at Abbeville, which, as he
first said, had "escaped his recollec
tion." He draws a distinction with
out making a difference between a
meeting and a consultation, in which
he and General McGowan acknowledge
that the withdrawal of the Democratic
electors was discussed just as I stated,
and if the proposition was under con
sideration that night, does it appear
at all improbable that Governor
Hampton should have approached me
that day upon the same subject? I
do not care by what name they call it,
whether a consultation or a meeting,
and McGowan says that Hampton oc
eupied the chair, as detailed. by him
in the presence of other gentlemen,
and as told to me by others who were
present and as can be proven. In
saying in my first interview that "I
think Tildes has been badly treated,
he was sold out by Southern leaders,"
I only repeat what has been said
again and again by the Democratic
and Republican press, and I believe it
to be true. Candor compels me to
say that I did not have Senator
Hampton in my mind's eye, for he
was not at that time a member of
Congress, and could not properly be
considered a Southern leader, speak
ing from a National standpoint.
There can be no doubt as toj the
disposition of Hanapton to srnerifice
National to State politics, or Tilden's
electors to secure his own, for it is
well known this feeling prevailed all
over the State, after being discussed
at headquarters, from whence the in
gv~;ratinn came. as shown by the fol
advocacy of Hayes and Wheeler and
Hampton and Simpson from Demo
cratic platforms by the Republic:in
Judges, Cooke and Mackey, in the
presence of Governor Hampton, and
without objection from him. 4th. Af
ter the election the advising by Gen
eral Hampton of some of the Tilden
electors not to cast their votes for Til
den. 5th. The Mackey mission to
Hayes before the electoral fraud was
committed. 6th. His traveling around
the country with Hayes, endeavoring
to reconcile the South to the greatest
political fraud ever perpetrated against
the American people o: against con
stitutional government. 7th. The ad
vocacy of Hayes' Southern policy,
which meant the disintegration of the
solid Democratic South. Now these
are issues for Senator Hampton to
consider, and furnish evidence of dis
loyalty to the National Democracy,
McGowan's opinion to the contrary
notwithstanding. I have taken no
great credit or virtue to myself, and I
am surprised that Senator Hampton
so strenously denies what he must
know to be true. So far as I am con
cerned I helped to save the State in
1876, and I want to see that kept
while we help to save the nation from
the tyrant Grant and the corrupt Re
publicans who aim at centralization
and the destruction of Republican gov
By pointing out and avoiding the
errors of the past, we may secure suc
cess for the future. Tilden is cer
tainly of more importance in National
politics than Hampton, and in show
ing how he was deprived of his and
our rights, which may yet be restored,
I only do the National party a service ;
for I believe the present Democratic
demoralization and the failure in New
York is largely due to the opposition
of Hampton and others to Mr. Tilden,
and the outside Democratic as well
as Republican support and encourage
ment received by John Kelly.
Senator Hampton continues to harp
upon my opposition to him in the
Senate and in general, and upon my
Greenville speech, as if I did not have
a right to honestly differ with him;
for I firmly believe that his policy has
led us into many serious mistakes and
damaging compromises, both in State
and National affairs, which even now
seriously embarrass and reflect upon
the party. I am willing to have my
opposition, so-called, in and out of
the Senate, as well as my Greenville
speech and card, thoroughly inves
tigated, so that its nature may be
more thoroughly understood.
In the first place, if we had stuck
to Straightout Democracy in 1876, in
stead of adopting Fusion methods, we
would have carried the State over
whelmingly both for Tilden and him
self, just as he carried that section of
the State where the Straightout policy
was inaugurated and prevailed, and
then he would have been saved the
necessity of making any compromises
with the Radicals in State or National
affairs, for the truth is he came near
losing the State by his much-talked of
"conciliatory policy." It was the
Straightout aggressive policy which
saved the State in spite of Grant's
bayonets, as every one knows, not
17,000 negro votes, as Hampton says.
The conservative, reform and con
iliatory policies or plans of campaign
had been tried by Gens. Kershaw,
Butler and others until our people
were so discouraged that many se
riously discussed making terms with
Chamberlaiin, and the State was at last
saved by the enthusiasm, courage and
devotion of our white people, who
arose in their might and said, "We
will preserve our State and civiliza
tion ;" and when the negroes saw that
we were in earnest they gave way, al
though they had previously laughed
our milk and water Fusion policies to
scorn. Fair comparison between the
sections in which the Straighout and
Fusion methods prevailed will clearly
show where our majority came from,
and which policy gave it to us. What
we did once we can, if necessary, do
again with greater ease, for now we
can have a fair election, having the
State government in our own hands,
and everything is changed and peace.
able* so that we are in a condition to
conciliate those who so long refused
to listen to us. I agreed fully with
Governor Hampton's remarks con
demning fraud in elections, and I am
glad to see him take the position
which I have always held concerning
State and National politics, and our
State debt, and I hope that in the fu
ture we may have no advocates or
apologists for fraud in any shape,
which should be rebuked by the peo
ple in the approaching elections.
To return to my so-called opposition
to Governor Hampton and our perso
nal relations. That my opposition has
not been of a personal character is
shown by my speaking of him in the
highest terms on divers occasions. In
a speech before the Taxpayers' Con
vention of 1874, whilst he was on
the banks of the Misssissippi, I al
luded to him in the most complimen
tary terms. Every one knows the part
I took in advocating his nomination
in 1.876, and how I labored to secure
his election. At Edgefield, in 1878,
after my so-called opposition began, I
alluded to him in the following lan
guage ; "I have listened with pleasure
to the words of wisdom which have
been uttered by our Cheif Magistrate,
Governor Hampton. It is with pleas
ure that we welcome him again to
Edgefield. It is well known among
the members of the General Assembly
that I have always favored his renom
ination and re-lection, although I
have honestly differed with him. I
now say to him that Edgefield accepts
what he has so well said, 'We can
honestly differ and be friends.' Such,
sir, is the reciprocal scritiment of the
entire Edgefield Democracy."
In Spartanburg, a few days later, I
suggested Hancock and Hampton for
President and Vice-President in 1880,
to a Satyr.- Th,is is the speech about
which Iam pt 'n and others took ex
cepi s1. hccrnst- I said that ni e might
sLu:% li ar dining and d n::ii(:ng with
t n s txcus.ed a- "Ila,t;.ton Pe
mey. This bing a re:!siti e
poiit. with him, it Was then that the
ga(,( int process bega ;, b i his ii, !U t
ing the Executive Comu)ittee not to
assigin iie to speak at any pi:ce whce
was to appear, thus endeavori"e to
rule m),e out of the campaign, a. d de
nying i me the freedom of speech and
the opportunity of replying to him in
This is the sum and substance of my
opposition to Senator llampton, and it
will be seen therefrom that althoug1h I
l.ave treated him with courtesy and
ctlnsideratiun, have nonilnated hi:a
f:r the positions and complimented
him in the highest ter;s, still in Iiis
opinion I am not even a respectable
source frot which anything trust
worthy can emanate; what I say is
"utt?rly and absolutely false," and I
am so "unwise, narrow and danger
rous," that he has never even "con
sulted" rue on any occasion. I may
have haa some little personal feeling
at times, when I felt that, although I
had showa the desire to do him full
justice, he had never reciprocated the
feeling, and that I had his constant,
unrelenting opposition and weight to
earry, he quietly wielding a power
and influeace that I had largely helped
to place in his hands. But I repeat
my opposition has been in the honest
discharge of my public duty, and I
have too often risen above were per
sonal feeling to do him justice and
honor, my State and county a service,
to be damned now without a fair in
quiry into the nature of that opposi
tion being mnde.
I have been sustained by time and
the Democratic party in my opposition
to Governor Hampton on all public
questiouns, as I will show. 1st. I was
opposed to the State paying the fraud
ulent bonded debt, as it had been
adjusted by the Radical Legislature,
in which I was supported by the
uajority of the Deuimscrats in the
Legislature and the late decision
by the Supreme Court by which
we have saved the State at least
one and a half million dollars. 2d.
I advocated the passage of the usury
law, prohibitiug the charging of n,ore
than 7 per ceut. interest, and its pass
ag-e has given general satisfaction. 3d.
I was opposed to uniting the South
Carolina College and the Clafliti (col
ored) University under the same pres
iden.t, there.by placingr the white and
coored Souths upon the s-ame educa
tional plane. and advocated a more
practical and scientific systemi of edu
cation for the present, and have been
supperted first by the Clafliin Univer
sity, which refused to unite with the
white college, and the L:egislaz ure at
its last sitting, ado pted the systeml of
education advocated by me. 4th.
I introduced. and Governo;r 11ampton
had opp)osed, the passe.' (of the bill
prohibitingt the interwomriage of the
races. which passed at the I wrt se.s.Ion
of the Legislaiture. 5th. 1 was in i:avor
of a thorough reorgauization of our
Circuit and Supreme Courts, and
therefore. opposed the re-el tion of
Judges Willard and Mackey, and
with these two exceptions [ was
sustained by the Legislature. I was
opposed to the arbitrary annual
levy of the su-a of not less than
two mills for educational purposes,
being fixed by constitutional amend
ment, which is nt a fair and im
partial system and I was opposed to
keeping the fraudulently elected and
counted in Radical members of the
Legislature, and was in favor of purg
ing it of every member who was
known to have received bribes or to
have been a party to corrupt legisla
tion, and in this I was sustained by
the Legislature and the people. I.
was opposed to Hampton's universal
amnesty act, which, contrary to the
organic law of the State and all pre
cedent, g.ave him the privileges be
longing to the Attorney-General, or
dering a nolle pros. upon the in
dictments agaiast the Radical thieves
who for eight years had proyed upon
the State. The fact that I was right,
and the evil of the act is now felt and
seen by the presence of sonic of these
old thieves who aire now reorganizing
the Radical party, whilst others are
returning to the State. I am glad
to say that I am opposed to every
compromise of that kind which Hamp
ton's fusion policy led us into.
Senator Hampton had more prestige
than any other man in the State, and
for that reason I nominated him for
Governor in 1876 (another evidence
of my being "unwise, narrow and
dangerous," I suppose ) H is delusion
that his Fusion oir conciliatory [policy,
or rather his personal power. popu.
larity and influence wade 17,000
(supposed) negroes vote, when they
had refused to vote for GJens. Ker
shaw and Butler, who had tried this
same pilan in 1874. This, I say,
makes him believe that he and 17,000
negroes saved the State. and that I
am afraid that between his amnbition
and vanity, which ha. been flattered
no little of late years lie hei forgotten
or iguored the great unde-rlying prin
ciple of white supremacy for which
our people have instintively con
tended. :und which has redlly saved
the State, and without which we can
not hope to have p)ermanenct peace
and prosperi:ty or grenuine gocod gov -
rnent for- all class:s and colors in
There are sc:ne funzdamental polit
ical differenes between Senator Hlamp
ten and myself. He is what is called
a Conservative oi- Fusionist, and I am ai'
Straightout Democrat. Hie does not
believe or does. not appear to believe in
the principle of white supremacy, and
I do. IIis policy of destroying all
party lines. if carried out, would lead
to social equality of the races, which
means miscegenatio n, the greatest pos
sible evil whieh can befall both races, as
the platform of 1876. an d to respect.
proteet, elevate and educate the ne
zrues, giving, them all of their natural
and legal rights. but, as a Democrat.
I am not willig to jV'opardiz' tLe
harmony and unity of the party, and
thereby the good guvernment, welfare
and progress of both races by a whn le
sale introduction of negroes into the
Democratic party. because I know
that it will divide and destroy it. The
attempt to do this as "Ilanmpton De
meeracy" has been the true cause u
all the trouble and division in Char
leston and elsewhere in the State, for
by Straightout Democracy we sar 1
the State, and by Straightout De
utocracy we must keep it. Any other
policy, under any n.une, sia'ply means
Radicalism or the very reverse of true
I wish to see the harmony and
unity of the party preserved by jus
tice and fair dealing. I am a true
Democrat, and believe in the sov
ereignty of the people, and am op
posed to autocratic or aristocratic gov
ernment, of which we have had too
much in South Carolina. I don't be
lieve in making compromises with
Radicals, and I want to see the party
and State relieve'i of those already
made as soon as possible. If Senator
Hampton wishes to excuse himself for
what has been done either in State or
National politics on the score of "po
litical necessity," and thus throw
himself upon our generosity as a peo
ple, then I am willing to forgive and
forget his errors and mistakes as free
ly as any one, but I am not to be
"weeded out" as an "extremist," as
he promised the negroes at George's
Station in 1878, with their "help'
he would do, nor am I to be kicked
out as "unwise, narrow and dan
gerous," for the State has profited
even by my "opposition to Hampton,"
and I have never been dangerous to
my State and people. On the con
trary, I have endeavored to serve my
State both in war and peace and to
deserve the approbation of our people,
but 1 am no wore ambitious for lion
ors or position than Hampton or others,
and can as well afford to do without
office, my main object now being to
justify my political course. The in
troduction by Senator Hampton of
the next Governorship, and his well
known disposition to dictate to our
people concerning the nominees for
both State and National positions,
show that his opposition, both to Mr.
Tilden and myself, spri:;gs from other
feeling than a mere desire to serve the
State and nation.
What we neced in South Carolina is
peace and prosperity, which can best
be maintaiued and -'ttained by stick
ing to the Straightout policy. Let
the nominees and leaders of the party
represent not only the platform or ex
pressed principles of the party, but
the inexpressed principles anid the
highest instincts of our people. Gur
educational system should be grad
ually perfected, commencing with the
common schools, and looking to a
higher and more perfect system of
education, keeping in view the ma
terial progress and development of our
resources; for, as indicated by the
Charleston jetties and ship canal. the
Spartaeburg and Asheville, the At
lantic and Blue Ridge and other rail
roads and the manufacturing enter
prises now~ springing up, the State is
on the eve of a great era of wateria]
progress and development. By ~
proper settlement of all disputed ques
tions and taking care not to bring for
ward the race question in politics by
any false or ill-advised step on our
part, the elimination of all fraud in
elections, we can all feel secure in the
enjoyment of life, liberty and property
Such are my feelings and opinions,
and these things accomplished I shall
be content to retire under my own
vine and fig tree, and leave the rest te
THE GARY-HASKELL EMBROGLIO
WHAT IS SAID OF GEN. GARY'S RE'
PLY IN COLU MBIA.
Special Dispatch to the News and Courier.
COLUMBIA, February 2.-The re
ply of Gen. Gary, published to-day iL
the .News and CJourier in answer t(
the letter of Col. Haskell making cer
tain charges against the former has
been commented upon freely here to
day. There is as great diversity ol
opinion, fi-rm what I can gather over
Gary's reply, as that which arose fromi
Haskell's charges contained in his let
ter of last week. It is said upon one
side that Gen. Gary has provoked the
quarrel and should be willing to take
what he has invited from whatever
quarter it may emanate. Others as
sert that Gen. Gary has a right to be
eard in his own defense whatever
position he may take, having once
been! invited to the counsels of the
party in the State
The general opinion is that Gen.
Gary has not replied to Col. Haskell's
eharges in the mnanner invited by Col.
Haskell, and that until that is done,
Col. Haskeli will not renew thoem or
in any other manner notice the de
nial made by Gen. Gary. and I am
satisfied that Glen. Gary will not rec
ply to Col. Hlaskell's letter until Sen
ator Hatmpton has signified his inten
tion to drop the coutroversy between
himself anid Gecn. Gary.
W. IU. McK.
There arc many r-eputed remnedies
for that ver-y prevalent disease, Chrnon
ic Nasal Catarrhl, but none which have
given general satisfaction and become
acknowledged standard preparatious,
except D)r. Sage's Catarrh Rlemedy
.tcniust noya nrcdne
eoardty.ug Th etane hasc
earned it houg wothrang pured
wiitsl asii wrought, having fprovedf
itel a seiin fteA wrstiaforms if
T' 1S. F. GRENEKER,)
W. Ii. W\ALLACE.
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NEWBERRY. S. C.
Wv 11:DN EsDLAT, FE B. 11. 1880.1
A PAP'ER FOR Til'E lEOI'lE.
The Herald is in the highest respect aFam
ily Newspaper. devotel to the material in
thre'ts of the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively. and as an
Adlvert ising~ metlium ofTers uririvalled ad
vaita;es. For Terms, see tirst page.
The Extra Session.
The Legislature meets to day
(Tuesday) in extra session. There
is a difference of opinion among the
members as to the amount of work
to be done. Some are in favor of
only passing the Supply Act, and
then returning home ; but there
are others, and these seems to be
in the majority, who are in favor of
further legislation. Besides the
Supply Act the matters that will
be likely to come before the Legis
lature are, 1st, A Registration Law,
2nd, The completion of the Blue
Ridge Rail Road, and, 3d, the set
tlement of the city debt of Colum
bia. The last named matter will
not occupy any extra time. The
city now has the cpportunity to
settle with her creditors at 50 cents
on the dollar, and they only need
an Act of the Legislature to enable
them to do so. The Registration
bill will be sure to provoke long
and earnest discussion ; it should
be discussed thoroughly-it is too
important to be voted upon hastily.
The fight will be between those
who favor the restriction of suffrage
and those who do not. It is pro
posed by some to require every
citizen to register by writing his
own name-in other words, to make
an educational qualii5cation, which
would not be unconstitutional, be
cause it would not be a restriction
on account of "race, color or pre
vious condition of servitude." A
strong effort. will be made by the
dcelegations from the low country
to incorporate such a feature in the
bill. We hope nco such restriction
will be made; in deed we want no
restriction at all. Without stop
ping to discuss the q .estion, we
merely state two reasons :1st. The
more voters we have the larger. is
our representation in Congress.
2nd. We regard the right of suf
frage as having an elevating and
educating influence upon the masses.
The right of citizenship is the
proudest right a man can claim.
He will never be a good citizen so
long as he is not allowed to exercise
the highest right and privilege of a
citizen. More harm would result
from depriving citizens . of their
suffrage than would result from
their present incompetency to ex
ercise that right judiciously.
As to the Blue Ridge Rail Road,
an attempt will be made to secure
aid to the extent of half a million
for the completion of this road.
This measure is looked upon with
favor by the people at large. The
State has already put a great deal
of money in this road-before the
war-and the only way to make
that back is to give more. The
completion of this road would be a
great benefit to the whole State.
If the Legislature can make this
appropriation in such a way as not
to increase the public debt, we are
heartily in favor of it. Let the
State take stock to the extent of its
contribution, so as to keep control
of the road, and furnish as far as
possible labor from the State Peni
tentiary, and we feel assured that
aid would be wisely given.
The Legislature will probably be
in session two or three weeks.
Pennsylvania for Grant.
The Republican State Convention
of Pennsylvania met the 4th instant
to select delegates to the National
Convention, which meets in Chicago
in June. A resolution was adopted,
by 133 to 113, thai the delegates
elected be instructed to cast a solid
vote for LU. S. Grant as the Presi
The contest of the heirs-at law of
Mrs. Sarah A. Dorsey over her will,
by which she Lequeathed her large
prayperty to Ex-President Davis,
has been comumenced in the U. S.
ICircuit Cor of Louisiana.
The Ne w Yor Herald! has opened
a subscription list for thle snifering
and starving peoplo of Ireland, and
heads the list with a contribution
The Presidentia Ee1ioi.
Ex (jov. Perry has written let t c'r
to th?te Greenville o ' on this sub}
-;..He scouts tha i; tltit. if GrInt
Jo11d b eleY.ted he will never go
ehe says t.he be-ter class of ue
putllieans North and \Wst are 01)
posed to him that either Sherman
or Blaine would be a stronger can
didate. He thinks, however, that
Grant stands a good chance for the
nomination-that "the negroes, car
pet-baggers and scaliawags in ten
or twelve Southern States, where
he stancls .no-earthly chance of re
ceiving a single electoral vote, will
send delegates enongh to the Re
publican Convention to insure his
Ex-Gov. Perry says that Sey
mour, of New York, and Hendricis,
of Indiana, are the most worthy
and most available candidates in
the Democratic party-that each
would carry his own State, and
thus make the election sure.
Wofford College, Spartanburg,
has 123 students.
Darlington raised up to the 4th
instant $220 for the Irish sufferers.
There was only one piece of land
sold as delinquent in Anderson
County this year, and that was al
lowed to be sold in order to "per.
A negro house on Capt. George
Swygert's plantation in Richland
County was burned down the night
of the 3d instant, and nine negroes
were burned to death in it.
A young man named Jefferson
Cates was shot and killed in Edge
field County, near Batesburg, the
night of the 31st ult., while endeav
oring to quell a row between some
Several South Carolina Repubii
cans have been in Washington look
ing out for the loaves and fishes.
Bowen, Taft, Johnston and others
are trying to oust Nortbrop, as Dis
trict Attorney, and Wallace,as Mar
shal. Johnston wants Wallace's
place, and Taft wants to be Collec
tor of the Port at Charleston in
place of C. H. Baldwin. The Re
publicans of this State favor Sher
man for President.
The bill to pension Mexican vet
erans has passed the House, and
will become a law. This bill makes
no distmections against those who
fought in the Confederate Armyv in
the late war.
R. M. Wallace has been reap
pointed UY. S. Marshal for South
-Carolina by the Presiden.t.
Mrs. Partington Says
Don't take any of the quack ros
trums, as they are regimental to the
human cistern ; but put your trust in
Hop Bitte&s, which will eure gencral
dilapidation, costive habhits andi all
comic discases. They saved Isaac
from a severe extract of tripod fever.
They are the ne plus unum of med
Foa THE IIERBALD.
Our Washington Letter.
. WASIIINOTON, D. C.,
Feb. 4, 1880.
Senator Randall took the floor yes
terday, during a discussion of the new
House rules, to administer correction
and reproof to General Garfield and
other Republicans who had spoken.
The occasion was an effort of mnem
bers of one of the Committees to hold
control of the work whichi bad here
tofore gone to it, the new rules turning
that work over to the Committee on
Appropriations. Mr. Randall was at
his best, and dealing with the ex
travagance and coruption of several
years ago, and the improvements in
troduced by the first Demnocratic H ouse,
was entirely at homne. No man is
more familiar with the subj-ect than
he. The imipression he made yester
day was remarkable. The rules, by
this way, will probably be adopted
It was said last night that the
House E!eetion Como,1ittee would re
port in favor of seating Curtin fro
the 20th Peunsylvania D)istrict. Yo
cum, Green backer, is the sitting mem
ber. There was no confirmation of
the report this miorning, and previous
utterances of the Cowmmittee-inen had
seemed to itidicate different action.
I am afraid Mr. Curtin, one of the
most populau men in Peunsylvania,
and who would have exception~al
value as a legislator. will have to post
pnie his Congressional career until
after his District votes again. It is
at least certain that the: Election Com
mittee of the IUuse will deal out
strict justice in this and other con
I think the Coinmmittee on ways and
mmen mill snu.ceed ini putting- throno-h
What the Senate will do with sucl
i bill ra;?uinls to be seen. Scer:t:(rv
he trU i,t ha- gr.: ,ter influen ttce in tho i
di.smissal of .\lr. I lavt . Iuaro < a
riuite p.ro.ilnet;t :nl are urg.e . T !
Hionorable Nl!hrd .\eI rmIi(k Is
uru.ed-by himiself. A. Ma sachu s't:S
m1n was offered the pl:ice y''s.t -icla:y,
but declined it
h'lcre is aong Deluoeratie C'or:
gr;"s"n:aln at this time an unMllist:k:.
ble Ilaneuck boom. F'riends of the
General say that in a few weeks the -
movement will take definite shape,
and the work of ')rganizing in all the
States commence. DEM.
Saved a Doctor's Biil.-Geo. M.
Walter, Messenger of the Adams Ex
press Co. Balto., N d. says "Having
used Dr. Bull's Cou.;h Syrup for the
past ten years in my fam:ily, I wish to
say that I consider it the best Cough
Syrup I ever used. It has cured my
children of Croup several times and
saved me many a dioctor's bil!.
AYER'S CHERRY PECTORAL-the
world's great reiedy for Colds,
Coughs, ('onsutnpti'n, and all nffeC
tions .f the Lungs and Throit.
NEWBERRY, S. C., Feb. 7, 1580.
List of advertised letters for week ending a
Feb. 7, 188a: tl
Cromer, Andrew Jeffer.son, Randolph b
Dalmes, Mrs. Sally Price, G. P.
David, J. R. Pipes, A. W.
Green, Nathan iRenwick, Win.
Grimes, Robt. Scurry, D. V.
Green. J. R. Wright, Wm. M. (2)
Ervin, R. C. Wright, Wm.
Parties calling for letters will please say
if advertised. R. W. BOONE, P. M.
I will be at your town oa Tuesday next
to buy RAGS, IRON, BRASS, COPPER,
&c. I1ighest cast prices paid for same.
S. E. STRATTON, Agt.
Feb. 10, 7-1 t.
I WILL SELL A
Silver-Plated Ware. 1
EVEIRY NIiGHT, and PRITATE SALE
AT caSH's NEW sTOR.
BGINNiNG FEB, 10, 1880.
E. WV. THlOMASONX,
Ftb. 11 , 7 -I t Auctioneer.
All personis indebted to mae wi l please.
settle their accounts, and not compel mae to
ive themi to E>q. Carlisle to collect.
P. B. RUFF.
Feb. 0, 1880. '7-21.
I hereb)v forewarn any one from hiring
Bob McFall, w ho is under contract with
me for the year. Any one so hiring will
be prosecuted to the full extenIt of the law.
*J. 0. TURNIPSEED.
Feb. '2nd, 1880. '7-3t.
JOHN CLARK,.r & GUI'
THOMAS RUSSELL & CO.,
FOR SALE BY
. & 0, 8. MOWER.
Feb. 11, '7-3m.
STTE OF S5OUTHI CAROLINA,
Dy J:acob B. Fcllers, Probate .Judge.
Whereas, E,ecnezer P. Chalmers, hath
madeii sait to mie, to grant him Let.ters of
Adii:iration,. of the dereliet Estate andC
effects of Richard Moon, deceasid.
The'se are therefore to ei-'e a:ni admonish
all and singuh:r, the ki:ited and creditors
o the salid deceased, tha.t they bhe and
appear, before me, in the Court of Probate
to beC beid at Neahberry Court 1louse,,S. C..
on the~ 22nd day of March nexi, at r
publi:tionm hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
freCon, to shew cause, if any they have,
why the s.aid Adinistration should not 'be
grated. Given under my Ha:nd, this 22nd
day or February, Anno D)omini, 1 880.
J. B. F'ELLE~RS .r. i'. N. c.
Feb. 11, 7-6t. i
Memorandum Books down fromi 10 to 5
Lonts. ui t afpie
Lotie ollsi dat hafrice.to1 cn
PapesDoll dow rost 5to1ce t
Vhetme of Reios dM elaeu
Booriet. coft. ius a- iceln o s
Pi-rsi rmsatcs f rm n
Books at cost.
issolution of Partnership.
The firm of A IRD & THOM
SON is this day dissolved by
mtual consent. O. M. Ward
aloie authorized to pay all
ccounts and collect amounts
ie he said firm.
D. M. WARD.
E. W. THOMASON.
Jaua:rV id. I S.
I will continue the business
t the old Stand, and respect
ally ask for a continuance of
ie patronage so liberally be
towed in the past.
D. M. WARD.
reb. 4, 6-3t..
JUST RECEIVED AT
REULD BOOK T1tRE,
Feb. 4. 6 -2t.
The undersigned give notice that they
ii! pro6Pcute io the fin extent of-tiFe law
uy party or parties auight trespassing. on
wir respectiVe pi ilitations either by ish
g, hunti.g or otherwise
MRS. ANN CASON.
MRS KATIE 'OORE.
MRS. HAPPY COOK.
J. C. KOON.
W. H. LO';G.
Smookey Town, near Prosperity, S. C.
Feb. 4, 6-3i"
)ONT FO E IT!
STth Music Hoses
TREElVILLE, S. C.
CHA RLOTTE, N. C.
Are No SMALL sUL-AGENCIES,
BUT REAl '"30LESAL.E DEPOTS.
VE Kiri from 10 to 2> Pianuos and Organs
;v the doz.a. Th. are Branches of Lud
en & Bates. WE ARs Agents for the Fac
AND SELL AT' FACTORY PRICEB,
4ASON & HAMLI-N, PELOUBET & PEL
:ON, STERLING ORGANS, &c., &c.
JUST THINK ! a1 Peloubet & Pelton,
tyle 8, for S75; style 5, for $60; style 2,
or 5. STOOL :ud BOOK INCLUDjED,
~LSu UALF FREIHT
Chiiche:ing, Knabe, Weher, Mathushek,
luild & Church, Hallet & Davis Pianos,
ALWYS~ SOMETBING NEW AND
EVERYTHING IN THlE MUSIC LINE.
NO COMMISSION BUSINESS ABOUT THIS.
hay Direct and Save the Middle
Write to us for Illustrated Catalogue
Lud Prie List, an-i
(OU WILL SAVE~ TIE, FRE~IGIIT AND
McSMITHI MUJSIC HOUSE,
CREENVILLE, S. C.
Dec. 3, 49-3m.
0, B. BUTLER & C0.,
The undJersigned have associated together
or the purpose of conducting a M ACHINE
HOP and GRIST lMILL, and will give par
icular at tenition to
Repairing Engines and Beilers,
md persons having work of this kind to do
ill find it to their advantage to patronize
s. SATIBFACTION GUARANTEED.
We arc also Agents for
D)UR GRIST MTLLS
Are running d ily, turning out the best
>f Meal, and Merchia:ts can tely on beinge
upplicd at all timies andi AT THE LOW
Mr. JAS. IROLU SON, the well known
lacksmtith, i. wir.h us and is assisted by a
Mr. TihuS. CffAP'd4 N, huer of JTal.: pa, is
m: 1iand to d0 work i: his line.
0. B. BUTLERt.
R. IH. ANDE1GON.
J. B. LEONARD
Beg.s to inform ils friends that he
can1 be found in~ Store No. I, in;
3rotweil's New Building,
Jutin rear of B. J. Ramage & Soun.
Lie has on haLnd a ull line of
IIobacco aiid Segars
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