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The H erald.
THOS. F. GRENEKER, EDITORS.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1880.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect aFam
fly News r, devoted to the- material in
terests o people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
Before the meeting of the County
Convention, the 26th, the Democrats
of the County should make up theii
minds upon certain issues that will
then be presented. The principal
question will be as to the mannei
of nominating candidates-Primary
or Convention. We have thought
for a long time, that the former iE
the better plan. There are evilE
attendant upon either-but the
less evil should be chosen. TherE
are many e'ils connected with poli
tics. It is an evil that nominationE
are made by organized Clubs ; but
it is a necessary evil in the preseni
condition of affairs. It would bE
decidedly better if every man wh<
desires an office could run on hi:
own merits ; but with our hetero
geneous population this cannot bE
done with safety. In such a cas<
the white vote would be scattered
while the negro vote would be con
centrated, and concentrated upox
those -candidates most objection
able to the best people of the Coun
ty. Suppose, for instance, that a
the. ne xt election two or three, 0.
more, of the. most competent ani
worthy Democrats should run for f
County office, or for the Legisla
ture; Dave Phifer, or Henry Ken
nedy, or Sim Young, or somie othe
Republican of that stripe would ge
the offce. There is no doubt abou
this: everybody knows it is a fact
So that while there are objectioni
to elub nominations the advantage:
far..outweigh the disadvantages
The chief objection to club nomina
tiens is thatit affords an opportu
nity -to the professional politiciani
of running polities their own way
it gives occasion for what is knowz
in political parlance as "vire-pull
ing" and "log-rolling". Club nomi
nations are, we believe, necessary
but the nominations should be mad<
in such away as to give the les
possiblechance for "wire-pulling"
in suchsaway asto give, as far af
possible, every member of the part'
a voice in the selection of offcers
Take a. County Convention, comn
posed, as ours is, of 108 delegates
Township 1 has a candidate fo:
some offce, Township 2 a candidate
for another offce and Township i
a candidate for still another offce
The delegates from these several
Townships form a combination tc
assist each other ; Nos.l1and 2sup
port the candidate of No. 3, not be
eause they think he is the proper
person for the offee, but in order
to get their own men' in. Nos.
and 3 support No. 2, and Nos. S
and 3 support No. 1-all for the
same reason. That is what is called
"log-rolling". It is an illustration
of the old doggerel:
"Tickle me Johnnie;- tickle me, do;
You tickle me, and I'll t'ckle you."
But even were there no "log-rolling
the Convention plan does not ex
press the popular sentiment. Tc
illustrate: Suppose there are twc
candidates for the same position;
there may be five Townships in the
County almost solid for one candi
date, while the other candidate may
have only a bare majority in the
other six-they all send up dele
gates to the nominating convention
~-&he delegates from the six Town
ships nominate their man, but the
other man has the greatest popular
vote. Electing delegates to choose
a candidate is precisely like electing
Electors to choose a President. It
.the last Presidential election, 1876,
Hayes received, according to the
count, 185 electoral votes, and Til
den 184; Hayes' popular vote was
4,033,950, while Tilden's was 4,
284,885-a popular majority of over
a quarter of a million. Hayes was.
therefore, not the choice of the
people, although the choice of the
States. In the same way a man
can be nominated who is not thE
choice of the Democratic voters of
The Primary System, we believe,
is the better plan ; it does not offer
so convenient a field for combina
tions and wire-pulling ; and it ex
presses more nearly the popnlar
Imprisonment for not Paying
Poll Tax Unconstitutional.
Judge Pressly rendered a deci
sion at Charleston Friday that im
prisonment for non-payment of poll
tax is unconstitutional. The cases
of this character before the Su- -
ureme Court have not yet been de
Timothy Hurley has got a large
amount of free advertising out of
the country press. He sent letters
to the editors in the different Coun
ties, asking the editors for certain
information, and many of the edi
tors published his letters. "Tiny
Tim" was always a sharp coon.
At the meeting of the Democratic
Club at Edgefield Court House the
24th ult., delegates were elected to
the County Convention. Neither
Gen. Gary nor Speaker Sheppard
was elected. The six delegates
from this Club are said to be op
posed to Gary as Governor.
The Ohio Republican Convention
the 28th instructed its delegates to
Chicago to vote for John Sherman.
.-They say" that Sherman has no
hopes of winning the Presidential
race, but is only running so as to
secure a share of the "gate money."
Post Master-General Key, the
lone Democrat of Hayes' Cabinet,
has been appointed U. S. District
Judge of the Eastern and Middle
Districts of Tennessee. Assistant
P. M.-Gen. Tyner will be promoted
to Key's place.
The Pennsylvania Democratic
Convention met the 29th ult., and
elected delegates to Cincinnati.
The delegates go uninstructed
. they stand 20 for Tilden and 39
A severe wind storm passed
through a portion of Columbia the
29th ultimo, blowing down trees
- and some negro houses. Several
Snegroes were badly hurt.
June Mobleys speech in the Rad
tical Convention cooked old A. S.
Wallace's goose. The old man w~as
very anxious to go to Chicago.
FOR THE HERALD.
-Meeting of Young Men's Demo
Pursuant to call, the Yot"ng Men's
Democratic Club of Township 1 met
in the Cordt House April 30, 1880,~
-at 8 P. M., W. H.Wallace in the
SChair. Minutes of last meeting
Sread and confirmed. The President
bstated the object of the meeting to
-be to elect officers for the ensuing
Stwo years, and to elect delegates to
the Couty Convention. Thirty-one
new names were added to the roll.
On motion of Jas. L. Blease a
committee of three was appointed
to revise and correct the roll-com
mittee, Jas. L. Blease, Robt. Moor
man, R. C. Maybin.
On motion of Jas. L. Blease, a
committee of five was appointed to
draft a new Constitution for the
government of the Club-commit
tee, Jas. L. Blease, A. C. Jones, W.
P. Houseal, 0. L. Schumpert, L.
On motion of 0. L. Schumpert,
it was resolved to go into an elec
tion of officers for the Club. The
election resuited as follows: Presi
dent, W. H. Wallace ; 1st Vice
President, E. C. Jones ; 2nd Vice
President, A. C. Jones ; Secretary,
L. K. Vance ; Executive Committee,
0. L. Schumpert, T. C. Pool, L. W.
Simkins, J. L. Blease, Robt. Moor
The following preamble and re
solutions, offered by L. W. Sim
kins, were unanimously adopted:
WHEREAs, The Executive Commit
tee of this Club, with the sole view
of unifying the Young Democracy
of.the Town, and of discountenan
cing dissensions among them, has
made proposals to the Execu4ive
Committee of the Carolina Demo
cratic Club, looking to the reorgan
ization of the Democratic Young
Men of the Tow~n in one Club, for
a common purpose, without refer
ence to past differences as to men
or measures; which proposals have
met disfavor at the hands of the
Carolina Democratic Club.
Resolved, 1st. That this Club en
dorses the|action of its Executive
Committee as liberal, wise and pa
Resolved, 2nd. That, organized in
the memorable campaign of 1876 by
the Young Men of the Town of
Newberry, this Club was then true
to the doctrines, principles and
usages of the Democratic Party,
'has ever since maintained them,
and to-day pledges its adherence to i
them in the fature, so long as that
party is true to itself.
On motion, it was resolved that I
the County papers be requested to
publish the proceedings of the
On motion of 0. L. Schumpert, I
ias ecided to postpnen the elec-(
he Negroes for Grant Knell of the Carpet
peci: Dispatch to the News anl Coin-ier.
CoLUMmrIA, Wednesday, A pril 27.
-The Republican State Convention
net in the Hail of Representatives at
icon to day, and was called to order
)y R. B. Elliott. the chairmau of th.e
tate Executive Cowitte.
E. W. M. Mackey, of Charlestou,
D. D. McCall, Jr., of Marlboro', W.
;. Havue of Marion, and Robt.
3malls if Beaufort, were proposed for
;e position of temporary chairman,
smalls, Hayne and McCall declined
:he nomination in favor of Mackey.
who was elected temporary chairman
is per programme previously -agreed
apon. Harry Noah was then elected
A committee on credentials, with
June Mobley, of Union, as chairman,
was next appointed, and after adopting
the rules of the House of Represen
tatives as tne rules of the Convention,
an adjournment until 2.30 P. M. was
* * * * * *
The Convention consists of eighty
two negroes and thirty-six whites.
The Counties of Lexington and Horry
failed to send delegates, and there
were some absentees from other couu
ties. Of the negroes nearly one-third
appear in the fraud committee's report
as thieves and bribe takers, and the
white delegates, with scarcely an ex
ception, either are, o: have been (and
hope to be) Federal officeholders. *
As an evidence of how Mr. Hayes's
civil service reform works in this
State, I note the presence in the Coun
vtntion of nineteen officer-holders in
the revenue, customs and postofilee
departments, and besides this number
there are several United States officials
dodging around the lobbies and
through the aisles of the hall looking
after their interests. The authorities
in Washington may want to know
the names of some of these ofieials
who have thus violated special order
Number 1, which positively forbids
any person holding office under the
United States Government from tak
ing an active part in political wove
From the revenue department there
are in the Convention E. M. Brayton.
collector, G. P. Kirkland, special
deputy collector, N F. Meyers, clerk
in internal revenue office. W. Ken
nedy, John P. Seuggs, II. W. lien
dricks. H. H. Jillson and C. WV. Cum
mings, deputy revenue collectors.
From the customs department are, R.
B. Elliott, Robe.rt Smnalls, Garrett
Byrus, WV. H. Birnie, P. Gregorie,
M A. Hayne, and J. WV. Smiith.
From the post-offBee department th ere
are Fred Nix and E. A. Webster.
From the judiciary department there
are E. W. M. Mackey, WV. J. Mixson
and Absalomn Blythe.
5: : * *i
Shrewsbury, from (5hesterfield,a mu
latto who fo'rmerly held the position
of confidential clerk of Wooudruti and
Jones, and assisted in mnaking up the
journals of the House in the yeairs of
good stealing, created a sensation by
offering the following resolution:
Resolved, That the delegates to
represent the State of South Carolina
in the National Republican Conven
tion to nominate candidates for the
offices of President and Vice-P~resi
dent of the United States are hereby
instructed and solemnly pledged to
vote as a uuit to the end of the con
test for the world renowned and most
available of all candidates-Gen. U.
S. Grant-and that upon all questions
of import, arising in said convention,
they are earnestly recommended to
vote in like manner to the end that
the true interests of the constituency
that they represent may be sub
lie asked the immediate considera
tion of the resolution. Adopted 88 to
23. * * * * *
E. H. Deas, col'd., unburdened his
soul to the effect that the Hon. DL. T.
Corbin was present, and it behooved
the Convention to hear him and be
advised by him before they wade
their selection of delegates.
Fred Nix, col'd., said the Conven
tion had not assembled to hear what
Mr. Corbin or anybody else outside of
the body had to say, and it made
very little diffe.rence what candidate
Mr. Corbin favored. This was not
the place for any man to come and
advertise himself to gain popularity in
Wahingto n. The people in his coun
ty were going to make a gr-and suc-.
eess this year and elect men they
ould rely on. Thi.y were tired of
the old hacks.
W. H. Thionmpson, col'd., of Char
eston, said that they did not want
iy advice, lie was glad to see that
the colored Republicans of South
aroina were making up their minds
t last that those who had becen in
~tructing and atdvising thew for the
ast twelve years had done so for the
ast time. lHe was surprised to see
MIr. Corbin shoved upon the Con
gention for the purpose of securing
rotes by making a speech. When
:he party had gone under in 18'76
Dorbin left the State with great cx
edition, and never returned again
intil an election was in sight. As
soon as an election was near at hand
;hat gentleman had come South again
o try and play again upon the ere
unlity of the colored people.
H. W. Purvis, the ex-adjutant
;eneral, thought that Corbin couldn't
lo the Convention anty harm by mak
ng a speech, and it was a reflection
ipon the decency of the body to in
iuate that members of the conven.
ion could be influenced by anything
hat anybody could say. If he is a
l~epublican, we need his aid and his
dvice. We are not here to pass
ipon anybody's record. Many of us
inve ourselves made too much record.
%.in has held a prominent positinn
or his speech for the.time being, and
the Convention adjourned until 8
TH E NIGHT SESSION.
About 9 P. M1. the Convention was
ieconvenel, aed 1)eas brought up his
Corbin scheme again. IIe announced
that he withdrew his motion request
ing Corbin to address the Couveution
and took occasion to say to the "Hy
dra-headed magnates," as he called
them, who thought that they were
the only ones in the Conventioo, that
they could ill afford to east reflection
and dishonor upon such a man as
Corbi.n ; a man like him in the pres
eut crisis in South Carolina was in
dispensable. Corbin had been con
nected with politics in the State
since it was possible for a Republi
can party to exist in the State, and if
it had not been for him there would
have been more Hamburg massacres
in South Carolina.
Sam Lee, col'd., then moved that
the Convention proceed to elect four
delegates at large and two from each
Congressional district to represent the
State in the National Convention at
C. C. Turner offered the following
resolution as a substitute for Lee's
Resolved, That this Convention do
proceed to elect delegates to the Na
tional Republican Convention to meet
at Chicago in June, as follows:
Elect the delegates first from the
Congressional districts, commencing
with District No. 1, and after the
election of delegates from the dis
tricts then that the Convention do
elect four delegates at large.
This substitute was adopted. The
Congressional districts had all pre
viously held caucuses, and had de.
terniined upon their respective dele
The First Congressional District
was then called, and H. L. Shrews
bury, as spokesman for the district,
offered the names of D. D. McCall,
white, and W. A. Hayne, colored, as
delegates to represent the district.
Deas came forward with a minority
report in favor of J. E. Wilson, of
Darlington, but the minority report,
was promptly voted down, and Mc
Call and Hayne were unanimously
The Second and Third Districts not
being ready to report, the Fourth
District was taken up. C. C. Turner,
of Spartanburg, offered the-names of
Samuel T. Poiner, of Spartanburg,
white, and Wilson Cook, colored, of
.June Mobley rose and took the
middle of the floor, and, with sleeves
rolled up. prepared to attack these
nominations without gloves. He did
not care to draw the color line;
it was drawn already by the dem
agogues. He thanked God that
the day had come when the colored
people would throw off the masters
who had ruled them for twelve years
and take care of themselkes. He was
tired of keeping in office a s.et of
good-for-nothing loafers, who did no
work and lived off the credulity of
the colored men. The time had come
for the colored race to shun these
men ; that they had not been free for
twelve years for nothing. There has
been no nomination in the Fourth
Congressional Disti ict. There had
been nothing but gag law. These
white men had led the nigger to de
struction long enough. He had two
letters written by old A. S. Wallace
in his pocket telling his friends in
the North that the nigger in South
Carolina must be kept down. If lie
had anything more to do with white
people he woald go with the decent
white men of the State. The white
men who represented the Fourth Dis
trict in the Convention were not in
his opinion his equals in any way.
C. C. Turner, who had made the re
port for the district bad betrayed the
Democratic party, and would betray
the Republican party if he got a
The Republicans would get on foot
after awhile, simply by the blunders
of the Democratic party, but they
vere not ready to go in with the white
men who represented the Republican
party to-day. They had made thou
sands of promises to the colored man
that they had never kept. They
were the kind of men who held their
conventions in hotels because they
knew that niggers didn't go in hotels
in this part of the country. The
color line was drawn, and take his
wor-d for it, when the time came for a
State Convention to nominate State
officers there wouldn't be 10 white
Republicans in the State.' They will
say it is inexpedient as soon as they
want. They will say it is no use to
run a State ticket. because the Dem
ocrats will rob you of your votes. I
am ashamed 5f myself for ever sup
porting such men. I am tired of
these men. No wonder the Demo
rats say that the niggers are not able
to govern themselves, when they se
lect to govern them such ill-begctteu
white men as you see before you to
night. You elect these white men to
the National Convention and you
won't see them again. When they
meet you on the street and nobody is
looking they "damn the Democrats;"
but the next thing you know you see
them walking arm in arm with a
Democrat, and saying "these d-n
niggers want to put on too many airs,
they want to rise up." We must
elect people that will suit us. The
day is coming, and thank God our
people will recognize men and mau.
hood. We should teach these gents
that we are the IRepublican party in
South Carolina, and that we don't
propose to remain in slavery any
longer. If you look into the papers
you will see all these men saying
Hampton was a good man. They
thought they would fool him as they
have fooled us. But thank God,
Hampton was too smart for them.
SanA to your manhood, olored men!
you send them to Chicago they will sell you i
out and leave the State until the next 'lec- I
tion. He hoped the Convention woulh not
elt :t Poiner. He did not kno* what Pen
iLtriary it' hd coie ou of. They say we
are not comnpetent to repri's :n t.hc State
in the Nationail ConvetIlion. They have
made us comipetent to put Them in oflice,
and we all put our:e'ves inl ofice just as
Ther? s 1! be no wl.ite Republican in this
State if you take away the offices. They
will do as Ensor and Stolbrand and lots of
others have done. You say von want to
seni a respectable delegation, and vet you
send such men as these barroom suckers,
gamblers and dissipated scoundrels to rep
resent your people. The poor men in the
Democratic party are making all the nom
inations. Why can't we do the same ?
Lawson of Sumter. interrupted, and
wanted to know if Mobley was going to
keep up his blab all night?
Mobley courteously replied that Lawson
always had been a mule-headed mule, but
he thought he had more sense than to in
terrupt a gentleman while speaking.
Mobley moved to strike out the name of
Poinier and submit the election of the
other delegates to the convention. The
motion was tabled.
On motion of Whipper the debate was
closed, and the report nominating Poinier
and Cook was adopted.
The Second District was then taken up
and Dunnemann offered the names of C. C.
Bowen and W. N. Taft of Charleston as
delegates, and W. II. Birnie and E. A.
Webster as alternates. E.lected without
Tue Fifth District was next taken up
and Robert Smalls offered the .ames of W.
J. Whipper of Beaufort and W. F. Myers
of Colleton as delegates, and Fred Nix and
Lawrence Cain as alternates. Elected
The Third District came up and U. Ii.
Jillson offered the names of C. M. Wilder
and W. M. Fine of Columbia as delegates,
and D. R. Phifer and H. 0. Noah as alter
nates. Elected without opposition.
. The four delegates at large were elected
one at a time viva voce, the following nom
inations being made : .E. W. M. Mackey,
Robert Smalls, E. M. Drayton, A. S. Wal
lace, C. C. Macoy, R. B. Elliott, J. R. Tol
bert, D. T. Corbin, J. E. Wilson, D, A
Strake and E. A. Webster. The following
were declared elected
E. W. Mackey, unanimously on the first
ballot; E. M. Brivton, of Aiken, on the
second ballot, 65 votes; R. B. Elliott, of
Aiken, on the first ballot, 65 votes, (Cor
bin who ran against Elliott was withdrawn
after his defeat.) Sani Lee, of Sumter, on
the second ballot, 65 votes. Alternates at
large, T. E. Miller, colored, Henry Ken
nedy, colored, C. C. Macoy, of Ghester, D.
A. Straker, colore d, of Orangeburg.
The following is the complete delega
tion : 1. D. D. \!cCali, of Marlboro', law
yer and solicitor of the fonrth circui> from
1872 to 1876. 2. W. A. Hayne, (co'ored,)
of Marion, identified with the Green move
meut in 1874, and reading clerk of the House
.1872-73, and member of the Legislature
1874-76. 0. C. C. 1owen, sheriff of Char
leston. 4. W. N. Taft, State scnator from
Charleston.- 5. C. M. Wilder, (colored,)
of Columbia, me mber of the Constitutional
Convention, and member of the Legislature
from 1878 to 18'70, and postmaster at
Columbia for the past twelve years. 6.
W. 31. Fine, saloon-keeper and sportingman
at Columbia; never hield office ur der the
State or tJnited States; alder man under
tfie Agnew administration. 7. Samuel T.
Poiner, of Spartanburg, United SLates com
missioner and supervisor of elections. 8.
Wilson Cook, colored, of Greenvilhe, dray
man ; member of the Le::islature from
1868 to 1870. 9. WV. J. Whipper, colored,
of Beaufort, too notorious to need desig
nation. 10. W. F. Myers, colored, of
Colleton County ; auditor of Colleton from
1S72 to 18'74; State senator from 1874 to
I 878 ; internal revenue colletor at present.
1]. E. WV. 31. Mackey, of Charleston, ex
sheriff, ex-congressman, ex-speaker of the
Macke~y House and assistant U. S. district
attorney. 12. .R. B. Elliott, member of
the Legislaturs from 1868 to 1870, mem
ber of Congress fronm 1870 to 1874, speaker
of the House of Representatives, from 1874
to 1876, candidate for attorney-general of
the State in 1876, and defeated by Geni.
James Conner ; at presenr holds the offce
of special ageut ofeustomis. 14. Sanm Lee,I
of tiumter; prominent during the Green
campaign in 1.874, and notorious as an out
rage-grinder before the Teller committee.
The comrnd.tee on on the Whitaker reso
lution reported the following as a substi
stute for the resolution referred to them:
Whereas ;he unmanly and disgraceful.
attack recently made on Cadet Whitiker at
West Point merits the condemnation of
the civilized world, and a spcedy and
thorough investigation at the hands of the
national government, not only in order to
discover the parties committing the out
rage, but also to investigate the general
management, rules and regulations govern
ing the conduct and duties of cadets one
towards the other, without regard to color,
whereby a radical change in thie past con
duct of white cadets towards their fellow
fellow colored cadets may be made to the
end of compelling white cadets to treat
with respect in all their official intercourse
their fellow colored cades; and whereas it
has been usually in the past, as in the
present, the manifest purpose of the white
cadets at West Point to insult by word and
deed their fellow cadets, and to heap upon
them indignities which libel the claim of
man or gentleman:
Resolved, That we condemn with in
digt ation the recent brutal outrage per
petrated cn Cadet Whitaker and call upon
the atinalgoverniret to instaLute an in
vestigation of the same, and to enact such
laws as will prevent the re-enactment of
such brutal conduct so caleu:ated to mar
the pre-historic famne of our uational mili
tary school; from which ought to come, as
heretofore, not only so'diers, the guardians
and defenders ofouir country's honor, but
alho Christrian gentlemen without moral
Resolved, that we repel with indignation
the uncharitable in timnations, from what
ever source they come', that Cadet WXhita
ker is probably guility of self-mutilation
for sinister purposes, and regret to observe
the indecent haste wirh which the authorities
at West Point gave color by thier words,
and deeds to the infamous charge, thus
foreshaadowing theirjudgment before a cor
reet knowledge of the facts was judicially
Resolved, that the Convention extends
its heartfelt sympathy to Cadet Johnson C. I
Whitaker, at'West Point, in his recent suf
ferings and trials and recommend him to t
stand firm, commanding justice with that
dignity and firmness which already has so
honorably characterized his conduct.
Resolved , That a copy of these resolu- -
tions be forwarded to Cadet Whitaker.
Anything to Elect Grant.
New York Sun .
WASIINGTON, April 25.-When v
he mnachine managers sent Grant to j
Mexico, begppe-d in South Carolina
nd Florida long enough to plant the s
eeds of a little arrangement which is r
expected to beAr fruit before the c
eeting of tne National Convention. ti
But he skipped over Georgia, as a e
State considered hopelessly Dem- p
>cratic. That neglect appears to have b~
-l~4 a I,t (R a- - a., wil.. l1
n their preferences between Grant,
iherman. and Bl:ine._
The Georgia dele,ates ,o unpledg .
d. That means that tit-v are ~pen t.t
OnV?etion. as ohcrs are with a fairer
kin and from other St:it'_. As t ite
:,se now stards. the nomination
vould seem to be cl.e.y coutested
ad iuvolved in some dI grte of doubt,
,it a suilicient nunber of Sates to
war from to put Urant or i-laine in
:he lead. And herein iies the ad
:antage of the forwer. His friends
ire accustomed to bargain and sale in
ocuvetitons. They have reduced traffic
.n votes to a professional pursuit, and
hey are abundantly provided with the
inews as war for every emergency.
Having embarked their political
Fortunes in this business. Cameron, t
Donkling and Company do not mean t
1o be beaten, if they can help it.
phey are prepared to resort to the c
most desperate expedients to carry
their point. Utterly defiant of pub
ie opinion, and bent on success for
the sake of the power which it will I
confer on themselves, they will hes
itate at no methods.
If the nomination be procured by
purchase or otherwise, the Grant
managers will not scruple to call the
Legislature of New York together, I
under some convenient pretext, in I
order to steal the State away from 1
the people, either by assuming the
appointment of electors out and out,
or by an election by Congressional
districts, which would probably give
the tRepublicans twenty-one of the
When a bill looking this way was
presented to the New York Legisla
ture at the opening of the session, it
was scouted as something which no
party would dare to attempt after
half a century of settled usage. That
proposition was intended to make a
lodgment in the public wind, and to
inform the third termers- in other
States that although Conkling was in
a minority of tens of thousands at
home, and although his henchman,
the Governor, was only chosen be
cause a faction of the Democracy pre
ferred defeat to the regular unex
ceptionable candidate, still he would
find a mode of securing the electoral
In a set speech la,t fall, nearly two
months before th1 meeting of the
Legislature, Mr. Conkling had taken
great pains to review the general sit
u,ation of parties, and to show that
New York was the "pivotal State,"
necessary alike to the Republicans
and to the Democrats, in order te
make success certain at the Presiden
tial election. Having made this
point and got Cornell in through a
coalition with John Kelly, the next
step was to show a way by which
New York might be counted for
Grant, without any regard to the
wishes of more than half a million of
voters, who constitute the political
majority of the State.
That was the meaning of the bill
to. overthrow the practice of fifty
years, and it is perfectly consistent
with the project it is designed to aid,
the overthrow of the traditions and
accepted piactice of the couutry by
the innovation of a third term. That
movement has undoubtedly strength
ened the hand of the conspiracy else
where, because it has shown that
there is a way by which a fraud on
the people way be perpetrated without
an open violation of the Constitution
or of existing law, though by what is
really a revolutionary act.
This experimeat on public for
bearance is wore dangerous than its
authors suppose. Thei-e is a limit be
yond which it is wise for political
conspira:ors not to pass. The Great
Fraud of 1876 is too fresh in memn
ory to be .repeated successfully, and
any attempt in that direction will be
attended with the most serious risks
to all concerned in it. And in this
case the risk is sure to be aggravated,
because the scheme is intended ex
clusively for the benefit of Graut, and
for no other candidate.
WAsHIrCaToN, A pril 27.-Senator
Buroside from the committee on ap
propriations, reported adversely on
the Senate bill to detail army ofieers
to take comm-and of an expedition
itted out by MIorrisson & Brown, of
iew York, to search for records of
Sir John Franklins's expedition, and
it was indefinitely.'postponed.
Senator Buroside, from the comn
mittee ou naval affiairs, reported ad :
versely on the House joint resolution
to furnish a bronze monument of Gen.1
Daiel N1orgau to the Cowpens Asso
aiation, of Spartanburg, S. C., and it
was indefinitely postponed.
Senator Hampton, from the same
~omittee, reported favorably the bill
ur.ing over to the Governor of South
arolina four pieces of condemnedI
~annou for the use of the M.irion Ar
ilery, and it was placed on the cal
Senator Conkling presented the pe
ition of a large number of business
nen of New York for an amendment a
f the statutes so that duties on iw- I
orted sugar shall be assessed on the 3
[uantity delivered from, instead of en- e
ered in, bonded warehouses. P
The House bill to authorize and o
'quip a scentific expedition to the t
tretic Sea was taken up and passed. j
At the expiration of the morninga
our the Kellogg-Spofford resolutions s5
ere temporarily laid aside, and the a
dian appropriatiou bill taken up. '
fter some discussion it want over
d~hout actioa, and the Senate ad
The session of the 15th of May s
ede from the comitteeaton edu bil
ato rdlbr atclil h il
erite fromnthe c mitw-tieou eo
atiorn and eiabour, palalyn te bils
>y thestrctehiedsofte igaleiof, public
"nst h dcto ftepol.3
Mfrce tnnheneiht-ou l , a from
ly the proceeds of the sale of public
nds to the education of the people.
ob the s il , l i
The Old Story.
The morning sun light luoke.d in
lhruugh the silken curtains, lighting
he room as with an angel's smile
uddenly 'enveloping the face of its
>ccupant with a strange brightness
tl trausformin3g her pale brown hair
uto waves of glisteniug gold. Said
be sunlight : 'Maiden, I missed you
rom the galrden where I used to find
ou every morning, and I came here
,o seek you. Summer will soou be
here witi ht.r roses almo:ust :s tiht
is v":ur chet ks. Are you ill (' -0,
>o responded the lmid:u, warming
>er thin, bloodless hands in the suu-g
>eam, 'only a little weak ; I shall soon
>e out in the garden to greet you
:o-worrow perhaps ! I was just plau
3ing how I should arrange my flow
;rs this yepr, when you peeped in.
re my lilies up yet?' ;Yes, your
ilies are up; I have just been warm
ing them. I have tired you,' said
,he suulight, as he noticed the wearily
3ropping eyelids : 'I will come again
to-morow if you are not in the gar
deu'-and silently withdrew. leaving
the fair slumberer alone in the gloom.
A few hours later the mt.onlight stole
softly through the 'silken curtains,
which were gently rustling in the
night breeze. 'How cold !' said the
moonlight, as she touched the pallid
brow, and then gently laid her heand
on the pulseless heart. 'Dead !'.she
shudderingly whispered, as he with
drew through the softly rustling cur
tains. t is the old, old story of con
sumption. How she flatters her vie
tius at morning with hope's honied
words, and at evening' makes them
the prey of the spoiler ! Statistics
show that one-third of mankind die of
this disease, and of these, far the
greater part are young persons be
tween the ages of fifteen and twenty
five, it the dawn of manhood and
womanhood. For many years, con
sumption was generally believed to be
incurable. But medicine ..in her tri
umphant march against disease has
already added consumption to her li>t
of conquered. Dr. Pierce's* Golden
Medical Discovery cures this dread
disease if resorte.d to in time. For a
full conbideration of this disease anid
its rational method of treatment, read
the article oni Consutaptiou in the
People's Common Sense Medical Ad
viser, the most reliable popular. work
on Physiology, Hygiene, .Diseaser and
their R(emedies, yet published. Price
$1 50. A ddress the author, Ri. V.i
Pierce, M. D., World's Dispensary
and Invalids' Hoctel, Buffalo, N. Y.
Butchering the Savages.
Stewart's Great Victory Over the Afghau
LosNON, April 26.-A dispatch
fro:n~ Cabul to the Times says: "The
fol!lowing) are .the- full particulars of
the battle between Gen. Stewart and
the Afghans on the 19th inst.: The
enemy was observed ten miles off.
and the British forces immediately
formed into position. The artillery
advanced to the attack, firing with
great eifect on the enemy, who lined
the crest of the hills. Before the at
tack was developed a desperate chargo
by 3,000 Ghazis was made alon;- the
face of the whole line, enveloping both
fanks. The Ghazis were manifi
ently led by three men with stand- '3
ards, and charged right into thet
British line. Some of there succeeded
in getting round the Blank of two
squadrons of lancers who charged on
the main body. A considerable num
ber also got through the line of in
tntry in the centre, and nearly reach
ad Gen. Stewvrt and the headquarters_
>f his staff. In stopping these and
Lfending the guns on the right two
~quadrons of Punjaub cavalry ade
everal brilliant charges, and did
yeat execution. The action lasted
n hour. when the enemy retired from.
he hills to the plain leaving over
,000 dead, and removing as many
vunded. Thie British .loss is 17
illed and 126 wounded.
Genuine IHp Bitters are put up in
quare paneled, amber-colored bottles,?
ith white label on one side printed
a black letters, and green hop cluster,
ud on the other side yellow paper ft
ith red letters; revenue stamp over
he cork. This is the only form in
rhich genuine H1op Bitters are put
Lp, and the sole right to make, sell
d use them is granted to the Hop
itters M'f'g Co., of Rochester, N.
., and Toronto, Ont., by patents, T
opyright and trade mark. All others
ut up in any other way or by any
ne else claiming to be like it or pre
andiig to contain hops by whatever
ames they may be called, are b,ogus
nd unfit for use. and oily put up to
.all and cheat people on the credit
ud popularity of Iop Bitters.
A pr. 19, 1880, by Rev. M. M. Boyd, Mr.
H. SADLoz to Miss MARY J. HL. TRocT
A-all of Newberry County.
April 25, 1810, by Rev. M. M. Boyd, Mr.
.M. BOYD FPrING, of Edgedleld County,
Miss SUE M. SCHUMPERT, or* Newberry c
NEWBERRY, S. C., May 1, 189
List of advertised letters for week ending BC
ET BOURB N TONIC.
milbinaltion of Bc,neset and o:ier tine toUieS
ktI'i V W" skeycv, such as coiioiseurs
1iI" iiitlI.a Lia e :, )t a d rop )i anV other
. rie h,l:o e:e.m and du;ciui. .timllulalt
p1sia, 1I)hu i ",M" ia c
-u, over- en Rd !er .1 me baipay.su-as,
,l feers tionl bronchitis and the teeble
I cl;a .i:! fiid it a delightful invigoralt.
/[BERS & BROWN,
J. L. GOUNTS,
PROSPERITY, S. C.
Keeps on hand a fine stock of METALIC
UAPE IMITATION RO8EWOOD COF
INS. Also, a good stock of his own
A HIEAl1SE futniahed when desired.
May 5, 19-2L*
I hereby forewarn all persons from hiring
emus Downing, colored, as he is under
ontract with me for this year and is in
ebted to me. Any person found hiring or
lying him employ ment or harboring him
rill be dealt with to the full extent of the
tw. GEORGE C. COUNTS.
April 29, SS'). 19-it*
>TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
By Jacob B. Fellers, Probate Judge.
Whereas, John A. Werts hath made
uit to mte to grant him Letters of Ad
nilnistration of the Estate and effects of
leury U. Spearman, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
11 and singular, the kindred and creditors
if the aid deceased, that they b"e and
ppear, before mle, in the Court of Probate,
0 be beid at Newberry Court House, S. C.,
>n the 17th day of-1jay next, after
)ublicattion hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
orenoon, to shew cause, if any they have,
vhy the said Administration should not be
ranted. Given under my Hand, this 1st
lay of May, Anno Domini, ISSO.
J. B. FELLERS, J. r. N. c.
May 5, 19-2t.
So Justly Popular
[n this and every sectiou of the country
:an now be had at
P'resh and on udraught at 5 CENTS A GL ASS,
Lnd 40 CENTS A GALLUN. The Appa
atus for drawing the water is in order and
fresh supply has just arrived. Every
.veek f:esh water wi!! be received by Ex
>ress ini barrels, LINED wITH PURE ENGLIsH
iLoCK TIN, TIGHTLY SEALED, so that the
vater is kept
Glenn Water is recommnended by every
>hrsicianl in the country for its remedial
>roperties in the treatment of all Liver af
eetions, Bdiousness, Kidney troubles and
lisordered condition of the system gene
FOR SALE, ALSO,
Buff do Lithia Water.
Bedford Spr ing Water, Mass and Pills.
Satra toga Hathorn Water, &.c.
A pollinaris Water.
Friedriehachall Bitter Water, &c.
dPEDM'S DEV SIOE
A pr. 21, 17-tf.
The Last Notice !
Notice is hereby given that the Books in
vhichI the Confederate dead for Newberry
sounity are entered, will be rosmTVELY
:losed on the 15Tal MAY, 1880. The sur
riving officers and members of the various
Jomipanies are EARNESTLY 'nd UEF.TLY
equested to comie AT 0NCE to the aid of
lie Committee, and assist them in this im
>ortanit and sacred duty. Do not neglect
his FINAL NoTICE,. as a name once omitted
an never be replaced.
0. L. SCHUMPERT,
J. Y. McFALL,
Nev. berry, S. C , A pr. 27, 1880. 18-3t
I will be in my office for the purpose of
ollecting thle taxes levied under recent
rdinance for year 1880, from 9h o'clock A.
I. to 1 P. M., and from :3 to G P. 31., be.
inning the 1st and ensding On 31st of May,
Returns of Personal Property must be
uade to me. JOHNY S. FAIR,
Cler!: & T. T. C. N.
A pril 26th, 1880. 18-St.
I hereby forewarn all persons from hiring
olomnon Switrtenberg, who is under written
Ontralct with nie for the year. An yper
mu hiring himi will be prosecutei to tile
ill extent of tihe law.
W. L. WATERS.
TWO li NRED ICORDS
IAITI & MOWER
Memiorar'dum Books down from 10 to 5
Lot. of Music at half price.
Patper Dolls down from 25 to 15 cents.
Chessmen at cost.
Variety of ReligiousanMiclneu
~o~s at co~t.
Pictures ill frames at COSt of frame and