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THOS. F. GRENEKER, EDITORS.
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 8, 1880
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect aFam
ily Newspaper, devoted to the material in
terests of the people of this County and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Adve' medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. For Terms, see first page.
Good Government, a Free Bal
lot and a Fair Count.
The Charleston News and Courier
has put to a large number of mem
bers of the General Assembly the
following question : "In your opin
ion, what policy should be pursued
by the Democratic party in South
Carolina to retain good and honest
government, and at the same time
secure a free ballot. and a fair
count ?" The answers to this ques
tion are various, and most of them
show a marked lack of thought on
the part of the members. Instead
of answering the question many
take the occasion to vent their opin
ions on purely side issues. Several
"policies" are advanced however :
among them, (1) a registration law,
(2) a Constitution Convention, (3)
electing officers every four years
instead of every two, (4) requiring
the payment of the poll tax as a
prerequisite to the right of suffrage,
(5) an educational qualification for
voters, (6) dividing the offices with
the colored people.
The question is a very serious
one, and must be met and answered
positively by the Democratic party
before another election. Men are
too apt to answer it according to
their prejudices and preferences ;
but that is not the way. It is not
in what way would one prefer that
these things should be done*; but
how can they be done! Taking up
the "policies" above specified, let us
see what is in them.
What would registration 'accom
plish further than to show, what
the census has already shown,ithat
the negroes have a voting majority
in the State of about 40,000 ?
Would that tend to aid the party
in retaining control of the State, or
would it help the party in securing
a free ballot and a fair count?i A
registration law may be all right
and proper, and is certainly re
quired by the Constitution; but
what practical benefit the Demo
cratic party, as a political organita-.
tion, could derive from such a law
we are unable to conjecture.
A Constitutional Convention is
altogether unnecessary and would
be perfectly useless for the ends
indicated in the question. It would
undoubtedly be more agreeable to
our people to live under a Consti
tution of our own framing. This,
-however, is not the age of senti
ment, and State pride alone would
not justify the big expense of such
a Convention unless some real,
practical good is to result. If any
changes are needed they can be
made by way of amendments ; they
are certainly not too numerous for
this inexpensive plan.*
Whether the elections should be
held every four years or every two
years is a matter that does not
concern this subject.
Requiring the payment of a poll
tax before voting, we believe to be
right; but this cannot be effected
except by amending the Constitu
tion, and it is hardly probable that
such an amendment can be made,
or that a Constitution containing
such a provision could be adopted,
while the colored majority is as
large as it is.
The same difficulty would be in
the way of an educational qualifica
tion, supposing such a law were
desirable, which we do not believe.
But whether desirable or not it is
not attainable in this State at this
Mr. Andrew Crawford, of Rich
land, makes the true and only an
swer to the question, when he says:
"We will have to make concessions
to the colored people, and open up
to them certain avenues of public
life." .This policy is distasteful,
we know; but it does appear to us
that it will be utterly impossible
for the Democratic party to retain
control of the State, and at the
same time to secure a free ballot and
a fair count, on any other basis.
And who does not want all these?
The purity of the ballot-box is the
only safety to a Republican form of
share of the offices. It will be easy Go'
to satisfy them: they will be per
fectly satisfied with a small minori
ty ; one member of the House, for i.
instance, one County Commission
er, and probably Coroner-only for
something that is a recognition of t' t
their rights as citizens. And no eu
harm could come of such an ar- b>c
rangement ; for the few colored a
pec pie in office would be utterly t Le
powerless for any harm if they de- tibe
sired to do any. -
Judge J. B. Kershaw was re
elected Judge of the Fifth Circuit a
Thursday, the 2nd, by the Legisla- far
ture. There was no opposition.
The second session of the 46th adm
Congress convened in Washington w e
Monday, 6th. - ord
Foa THE HERALD. fou
Letter from Rev. H. W. Kuhns. .
WESTMINSTER, CARROLL CO., MD., pe
Nov. 25th, 1880. wa
DEAR FRIEND : Enclosed please me
find $2 to pay my subscription for the an:
The HERALD has kept us posted on all
the doings of the South country. We is 1
feel a deep interest in Newberry, and pec
rejoice in its prosperity. The six la,v
years spent there have endeared the th<
people to us, and the two years -lapse<i Tb
since we left have not changed our auc
feelings towards them. Many changes pal
have taken place since we left, but the we
HERALD has informed us as they have th<
But forgetting the past let us look cel
forward to the future. I will there. its,
fore make a suggestion. Newberry am
must have some manufacturing in- ob:
terest to give employment to labor, in- th<
vestment to capital, and permanent tas
prosperity to the community. I wantyou ty
to "write up" and to "talk up" cotton sp<
factory. Do not grow weary in a St,
good cause. The HERALD must re- is
suscitate this subject again and yet Re
again. "You shall reap if you faint dir
Shall I give you a plan ? Here it
is. Let about ten men-I will not est
name them now-get together some sul
evening after supper, and march in a V
body up to Mr. Robert McCaughrin's the
house. Send Mrs. Mc. word to have ne~
early supper, and fir-e in the parlor, sti
that there is going to be an "Acci- is
dental" there to-night. When all noi
have arrived let them form a circle no
around the fire, and -resolve them- so
selves into an informal meeting. Now gr<
let "Cotton Factory" be the subject, un
and "woe betide" the man that flies th
from the point at issue. be
Next thing in order wlll be to call at
a Mass Meeting at the Court House
and there let the subject be ventilated ty,
in good style, with some happy sp
speeches. Let committees be appointed, sta
one on investigation and information, thL
another on finance, another on ways po
and means, and another on location. pei
Select good men, and get a goodly the
number interested, in town and coun- in
try. Let another Mass Meeting fol- the
low soon after. Keep the subject do
warm : it is hard to hammer cold iron, the~
you know. Look out for croakers- abi
let them be like the,.dog that barked cui
at the moon. age
Let the shares be of moderately pla
small amount so that poor men will ins
have some show in the enterprise. ma
Take stock enough to allow a margin Sti
for shrinkage. Excuse further detail cot
at present. the
I think I hear the clatter of ma- hoi
chinery-and see cottages all around wit
for the workmen-and wagons driv- Tb
ing to and from the Factory, and a ma
general thrift in all branches of trade iti
and business-yes-and there I see It
directors meeting to declare a divi- vis
dend on the shares, and to enlarge thesu
capacity of the Factory. pel
If this be nice on paper, how much Th
nier will it be when it stands as a ite
reality in the old town of Newberry- ral
Yours truly, as
H. W. KUHNS- tio
"New Fangled Notions" le
May not work injury to people mo
when they relate to matters of little con- nat
sequence, but when entertained as to rig
what we shall take when afflicted fra'
with serious disease they may lead to the
dear experience. Don't therefore trifle prc
with diseases of the blood manifested off
by eruptions, blotchea, scrofulous and the
other swellings and grave symptoms, dis
but take that well tested and effica- wit
cious remedy, IDr. Pierce's Golden I k
Medical Discovery--the greatest blood- is c
purifier of the age. If the bowels are
very costive use also Dr. Pierce's Pel
lets (little sugar-coated pills). o
CURES FEVER AND AGUE. tha
PLEASANT VALLEY, Tb
JO DAVIESS CO., ILL eac
March 31st, 18'79- lar
DR. PIERCE, Buffalo, N. Y.: era
Dear Sir-I write this to inform tre
you that my child, one year old, has sue
been permanently cured of the fever The
and ague in a weeks time, and the ty:
use of but half a bottle of your Golden to
Medical Discovery. My wife, a long casi
sufferer from liver complaint and bil- In
iousness, by tbe use of the Discov- ter
ery and Pellets, has been entirely re- oft
lieved. The Discovery has never dis- acc<
appointed us for coughs and colds. Ihis
Yours truly, Icou
JAMEs STRICKEI:L- spo
What member of the Legislature are
will earn the thanks of the people of sup
the State to himself and the body by qui
leading the movement for four years trol
terms for State and County Officers ? thei
Those good enough to serve for two the
years may certainly be trusted for four, of t
and the additional two years rest from iyou
politics would be worth more to the buta
rernor Hagood's Inaugural
enators and Represenatatirs : It
sith a profound seuse of the re
iaibility imposed that I appear be
you to-day to assume, in obedience
he behests of the people, the ex
:ive ofice. You have been called
he same sovereign voice to the
h:e of an equally importa .t
t. and in our hands is placed fur
next two years much that effects
welfare of the State. Relying up
your patriotism, and your wise co
ration, and with a heart single in
devotion to my State and people.
proach the duties assi. atd n.e,
shall faithfully discharge them so
as in me lies.
[he honest, economic and effi;ient
ainistration of the State govern
at. which the party revolution of
6 promised. has been realized. The
iuary curreut expenses of the State
ernwent have been reduced to one
rth of what it was under the wan
ment of the Republican party, and
re nearly reached the minimum ex
iditure of the period before the
c. Every obligation of the State is
t from the income of the fiscal year,
i no deficiencies are incurred. The
ounts of the State are cleared from
confusion or uncertainty, and there
aid before the representatives of the
ple once more, as is required by
"a true and accurate account of
actual state of the treasury."
ere is yet room for retrenchment ;
I as from time to time, without im
ring the efficiency of the govern
at, retrenchment can be wade in
executive, legislative and judicial
)artwents. as well as in the mis
laneous expenditures, each small in
!f, buj atgregating a considerable
ount, it should be done. In my
;ervation, however, the path of fur
r reduction of the burdens of the
payers lies now rather in the coun
levies, of which 1 will hereafter
ak, than in those which reach the
te treasury. While the State levy
our times less than it was under the
publicau administration, the or
ary county levy is the same new
it was then.
You have, no doubt, observed in the
imate of supplies required for the
)port of the State, submitted to
i at the beginning of your session,
large proportion of the whole
ded fur the penal and charitable in
utionzs of the State. Where labor
so valuable as it is with us. I do
see why the Penitentiary should
only be self sustaining, but a
re ef revenue. Considerable pro.
ss has been made in this direction
ecr the present able management of
t institution ; but the object should
kept steadily in view and attained
the earliest possible day.
[n con nection with that noble chari
the Lunatic ASylumI, I hesitate to
ak of retrenchment; the circum
rces of o)ur people require, however,
t it should be restricted to its pur
e and remain a charity. The pau
alone should receive the bounty of
State; those who are able to pay
whole or in part for the benefits of
institution should be required to
so. I am not prepared to assert
t the bounty of the State is now
sed in this particular ; but it oc
s to mue that an efficient safeguard
inst such abuse is to return to the
n prevailing before the war, and,
tead of supporting the panper in
tes of that institution by a general
te appropriation, to require each
ty to support its own paupers in
Lunatic Asylum as well as at
ne. This is entirely consistent
hi the scheme of our poor-laws.
e county levies the fund for the
intenance of its sane paupers, and
s ex pended under local supervision.
should also levy and retain super
ion of the fund applicable to the
port of these more unfortunate
sous au.ong its indigent population.
e part of the State should be limn
I to appropriations for such gene
purposes of building and repairs
are necessary to make the institu
2 available for its humane purposes.
['he revenues of the State are col
:ed with honesty and fidelity. The
de of accounting with the subordi
e tax officers provided by law is
:d, and it is impossible to cover up
ior negligence on the part of
se officers, if the accounting is
perly enforced in the comptroller's
:e. When the money has reached
State treasury, its custody and
ursement are jealously hedged
h stringent provisions of the law.
now of no practica! safeguard that
3ut with regard to the expenditure
he county revenues it seems to me
t the law is seriously defective.
are is now levied and expended in
i county for county purposes a
er sumi than it pays into the gen
fund which reaches 'the State
Lsury, and is there surrounded with
b careful provisions of the law.
county treasurer re tains the coun
unds in his hands, and is in regard
their disbursemne.t merely the
iier of the county commissioners.
ais annual accounting in this mat
before the county auditor an order
he county conrnissioners, drawn in
>rdance with the forms of law, is
sufficient voucher. Upon the
nty commissioners rests the re
asibility of the faithful and judi
is expenditure of the fund ; they
practically subjected to little or ho
irvison. It is true they arc re
-ed to forward, through the comp
ler-general, a detailed account of
r transactions, to be laid before
Legislature, and ,it is the theory
be law that these accounts are by
examined For the present year
four of the counties have forward
the duty i:nposed; and thus the loose is
supervision of the county expenditures tit
is in singul:r contrast with the rigid de
scrutiny enforced upon the State treas- of
ury. Your experience and judgment
will find the proper remedy. It ap d,
pears to me that the grand jury of the n.
county is the most suitable body to be a,
charged with examining and auditing be
the transactions of the county com- hi
missioners. if aided by an expert of
accountant, and the accounts are pub- U
lished for public information a suffi- t
cient time before the examination, it A
will be as thorough as can be secured. w
The accounts should then be forwarded [i
to the comptroller-general, to be by at
him consoliddted and embodied in his of
next annual report as statistical infor- sc
maon. These eommnissioners should ti
still be required, as now, to submit to sc
the General Assembly estimates of
supplies upon which to base the an- it
nual county levy. All that I have te
said in this connection applies with S
equal force to the disbursement by the p
counties of the school fund. s
THE PUBLIC DEBT. ti
An adjustment of the public debt si
has been reached by legislative provi- a
sions. and by a decisiorn of the courts. r
There is no floating debt. The debt t
funded and being funded is $6.639,- t
170. Of this the scrip of the Auri. s
cultural College amounting to $191,- s
800, is a permanent investment; the e
deficieucy bonds and stock, amounting
to $564,855, mature 188S; and the
consuls, amounting to $5,882,515, ma- c<
ture in 1894. The whole debt bears ti
interest at 6 per cent tl
In this connection I would very ti
earnestly bring to the attention of the ti
General Assembly the annual delay p
of the payment of interest. The in- g
terest is payable before the taxes d
levied to meet it are fully collected; s
aud thus some of the public creditors p
are subjected to delay in receiving tl
their dues. This can be corrected by o
providing an earlier day for the pay. a
ment of taxes ; or the Governor and o
treasurer might be authorized to an- o
ticipate their collection, so far as ne- t
cessary for this purpose, by a ter- r
porary loan. I
The consol bonds bear upon their fi
face the contract of the State to re- y
ceive the coupons from the same in y
payment of taxes. During the period c
of adjustment of the debt it was im- C
practicable to do so; but now there is t
no reason why the coupons of the I
Brown consols should not be thus re- s
ceived. It is also advisable as to this e
class of consols, that the operation of b
the law requiring interest to be paid i
in New York as well as at the State t
treasury should be resumed, but it is (
not practicable to pay interest to the t
holderi of Green consols elsewhere ti
thau at the State treasury until after s
the con versiou of their securities. The o
suggestions made would promote the p
convenience of the taxpayer. and nob
doubt hasten the reduction of the con- h;
sol bonds and stock to a uniform i:
character. It is also desirable, as to 8
both consol and deficiency stocks, to ti
adopt the plan of the United States si
Government with regard to its regis- si
tered bonds and stocks-upon the o
holder furnishing the treasury with si
his postoffice address, the interest due f:
is forwarded by check upon each Jan- p
uary and July. The punctual pay- is
went of in.terest and every acommo- el
dation and facility given in its collee- si
tion enhances the value of the se
curity, Already under the manage- ti
ment of the State fimances for the last b
four years its bonds have risen in the d
market from twenty eight cents on the al
dollar to par. The financial status of la
our State was once its proudest boast. y
If we place it upon the high plane it o:
occupied before the late civil war and se
keep it there, our securities will rank p
with any governmental securities upon T[
the market ; and when the debt ma- tr
tures, as it will soon will do, it can be fi
refunded at a much lower rate of in
terest. A wise and prudent policy el
will keep this end steadily in view; g
and then with the increased taxable b
values, which improved credit and re- E
turning prosperity will bring what is st
now a burthen may become an inap- ei
preciable weight to be borne or dis- p
charged with equal facility.t
The third section of the eighth
article of the Constitution of this ~
State, adopted twelve years ago,
declares that "it shall be the duty of
the General Assembly to provide,
from time to time for the registration
of all electors." This positive man-w
date of the Constitution has not yetb
been obeyed. It is one of the most al
obvious means of securing the purity 3
of the ballot box ; and the failure to
provide it was justly urged in com
plaint against those who controlled the
State Government for the eight years ti
following the adoption of the Consti- g
tution. Amid the numerous matters tr
claiming the attention of the General ra
Assembly, and with the shortened ur
sessions since that time, no registra- re
tion law has been enacted. In my loi
judgment the discharge of this im- ci
perative duty shonld no:g longer be g
dela,ed. Indeed, in many particulars, fr
our election laws, as they now stand, ce
are defective, arnd their revision is one to
of the most important subjects which ru
demand your attention. d
Our public school system demands wi
and should receive the most careful St
attention in order that its develop- pr
ment may meet the necessities of our as
condition. The States of this Union th
which to-day stand first in popula- bu
tion, wealth and political influence are pr
those in which through efficient pub. th
lie sc[ool systems, knowledge is most is
widely diffused among the people. bi:
The social and political restoration of su
our State, and the development, to col
the fullest extent, of our natural re.-G
sources will surely follow upon the bu
establishment of an educational sys- So
temn which will reach down to the uri
.hiIA of the humblest man without in
of great importance to our educa- J
mial interests that it be restored and ear
voted, as formerly. to the purpose cnt
a State Military Academy. ma
Part of the interest of the fund d.
nrated by ConLres for tlhe mainte- k
nce at institutions for instruction in -:
ricuiture and the mechanie arts has li;
eu applied for some years to the I.
.rher education of the colored youth
S.to in connection with Claflin
eiversity. The South Carolina Ctl
,e of Agriculture and Mechaie
is for the special education of the
bite youth of the State in this con
!etion was opened in October last,
t.l is also supported by the interest
this fund. These institution-de
rve, as I am sure they will receive, De
e fostering care of the General As- Bo
The Constitution of the State makes Da
the duty of the General Assembly
provide for the maintenance of the l:
ruth Carolina University. It is not F
arhaps, within our power to renew its GlI
>here of usefulness at this time, but HE
le direction of the Constitution x
iould be obeyed at as early a day Ke
practicable. A university of high Ln
'ade, working in harmouy with the Ru
eceilent colleges now in operation in Ru
te State, would have the effect of I
iwulating education in the public if'
:hools and would complete our edu
During the two mouths of the re- s
mnt political canvass, it was imy for- ~
tme to pass through every county in
ie State except one. Devoted for
ie greater part of my life to agricul
iral pursuits, and familiar with most
arts of the State, I was surprised and
ratified at the diversified and abun- ch
ant harvests that were everywhere int
itnessed. Much of this was due to
ropitious seasous, but it was evident co
iat wore was due to improved meth- an
Is of culture aud the hopeful energy
d increased thrift of all classes of su
ur people To one cognizant only t
f the recent past in the agricul- att
ire of the State, some of the tic
sults attained are scarcely credible. ta
saw one field of three hundred and li
fty acres which I have since learned gr
ielded this year. as it had done last 1n
ear, three hundred and fifty bales of ne
tton weighing 500 pounds each. m
ever a large area of the same county .
ie crops upon the uplands were as
ixuriant as upon the finest alluvial
iils. These uplands were of the -
aracter usual throurhout the middle C
elt of the State, which, in their un- I
nproved condition, would require1
ree or more acres to produce a bale. br
ur farmers, too, are diversifying4
eir crops ard paying more attention
live stock -than formerly. The re
lts attained in the small grains
ats particularly-are equally sur
rising. From seventy.five to one
undred bushels to the acre on up
uds are credibly reported in many r
stances; and the last fair of the
tate Agricultural Society exhibited
:ic largest and best display of live
~och 1 have vitnessed in the State
nee the war. The development
a the sea islands in special in.
ances, by means of the drainage and
:rtilization, in the production of the
eculiarly valuable cotton there grown,
equally worthy of no. It has
:jualled four and five times the re
lts formerly attained.
Near Charleston four and a half 1
>u per acre of Berwuda hay have
een grown this year upon light, san
y lands especially fertilized ; and in
other part of the State, upon alluvial
uds not fertilized, a meadow has
elded for three years past an average
two and a half tons to the acre of the
me valuable hay, equal, if not su-I
~rior, in feeding quality to the best
imothy, and selling in the adjacent Le
arkets at from twenty to twenty- for
e dollars to the ton. h
This improved condition of our
ief industrial interest is indeed c
ratifying, and illustrates the capa
lities of our favored soil and climate
ut our abounding resources will
dly need development. Our muin
al wealth, our water powers, the Ac
oducts of our forests, our agricul- Pr
ire itself, have scarcely been touched. on
['he harvest is plenteous, but the a
borers are few." One of the most
~essing nieeds of the State industrial.
is the advent of an intelligent and
rifty immigration. I commend this
ibject to you ; and I commend to
ur care the recently established
epartment of Agriculture, which,
isely conducted, I am persuaded, will U
a most valuable agent in advancing ue
of the material interests of the
These happy results-this restora. to
> of the State to the methods of on
od government; this hopeful inidus- a
y of all classes of our people and the
pid advance iu prosperity, are due, gra
ider tie providence of God, to the da~
sumption of the chief control of our
el affairs by that portion of our .
tizens in whom the capacity of self -
vernment is an inheritance derived
>m a thousand years of a free an- I
stry. It stands in striking contrast
the wiretched period of riotous mis- i
le which preceded it under the
'ination of the lately enfranchised
redmen,. South Carolina cannot and F
l1 not again become a prostrateye
ate. The God-given right of self- pit
eservation inheres in communities in
well as in individuals, It is hig'her "h
an law and older than constitutions; bun
t the problem with us to-day is to S
eserve the life of the State within a s
e conditions that surround us. It of1
true that never before in all their t~
itory iav.e free institutions been pri
bjected to such a strain as the Re thin
nsrcinAt f h ainlpo
,vermen t placed upon them here ; it is
t the political equiality of all men in to
utwahinesnwasfxda et u
uin Cerolicy is nois fxed Bau feat- pu
inmh. p..,molic a nnil Bleige hlh
her ~eotraphy. It can neither be ~
:t is my duty as (overnor to "take
e that the laws are faithfully exe
ed in merey." I repuat 'hi' ll Il.:
de before my eletion-that in, th
-i,ar.'. of this high trust I sh ll
-w '.l ithlllr w i4 te n.,:!t: Ii'r ~ lti ri
t, but ly ii of e~ t art -
-I : ;nt tiable to lr laws and
ii ed to their pro tectio)n.
B. Smith. of horifattlt, Minn.,
s: I am still wearing an "Only
ttg Pad." and it has helped me; I in
to i:ve another of extra strength
NEwmERtY, S. C., Dec. 4. ISS0.
s of advertised letters for wc,k ending
4, 1880 :
.(, W. J. Ruff, W. F
,, Mary Jnc Ruff, Moorman
renton, Lewis ,Reid, W. A.
venport, Jeff Sheeler WV. A.
venport, Jno. W. Sease, Jno. C.
venport, Jno. Sean, ). R.
venport, J. 11. Suber, J. C. & J. H.
tman, Geo. W. (2) Summer, J. II.
iridge, Levi W. Wright,MissMaryAnn
nn, Eliga Williams, J. H.
rp, T. L. (2) Word, W. F.
ndrix, H. D. Workman, Chas.
nter, Andy Wilson, Louisa
lly, F. T. ,Wheeler. Frank
.as, Albert Wicker, Belton
thews, J. M. A'icker, D. R.
'f, J. R. Wicker, J. M.
d, W. S.
'arties calling for letters will please say
dvertised. R. W. BOONE, P. M.
ov. 25, 18S0, by Rev. J. D. McCullough,
. CHAS. W. ZIMMERMAN to Miss BEssIE
psos, daughter of J. Wistar Simpson,
I., all of Glenn Springs.
rERTRUDE, daughter of Dr. Spencer C.
J Mrs. C. C. Welch, died Nov. 27th, 18S'J,
3d 13 years and 2 mouths.
'Gertie" was a child of greaz purity of
xracter and loveliness of disposition. She
s unaffectedly simple and honest in her
ercourse with her little friends. There
s nothing artificial in the entire make up
her pure life. She won all hearts to her
Tfidence, but she won by the. artlessness
:1 transparency of a purely natural man
r. In addition to all of this, "Gertie" was
eligious child. At the age of eight years
went forward, unprompted, and applied
her pastor for membership in the church.
is public act, before a large congregation,
ested the depth and force of her convic
ns; and her subsequently pure life sas
ned the idea of her sincerity. To her be
tved parents the religious feature in her
stands out prominently, and gives them
.at comfort and consolation in contem
ting such consistency of character, and
eness of aim in a person of such youthful
ss. May God sustain these bereaved ones
this hour of their trial.
Inion Square. Riverside and Seaside Li
)ur Little Ones-monthly.
foung Ladie.s Magazine.
foung Ladies .Journal.
JARIES FOR~ 1881.
iemans & Browning.
~anguage of Flowers.
hildren ot the Abbey.
en and Pencil Pictures.
hakespeare, Robinson Crusoe.
treasures from Fair.y Land.
ndersen's Fairy Tales.
)icleens' Complete Works.
~ogether with a variety of Fancy Articles
children andl grown up people.
or sale by
AT THE HERALD BOOK STORE.
)ec. 5, 50-tt.
fotice of Final Settlement.
[will ma ke a settlement en the estate of
vi H. C. Singley inl the Gourt of Probate
New berry County, S. C., on Saturday,
S th da o January, A. D. 1881, and
mediately thereafter apply for a final dis
rge as Giuardiain thereof.
H. M. SINGLEY, Guardian.
tice of Final Settlemient.
[will make a settlement on the estate of
die A. Shepper~d, now Dawkins, in the
abate Court for Newberry County, S. C.,
Tuesday, the 4th day of January, A. D.
H, and imm:ediately thereafter apply for
ual discharge as Guardian thereof.
DRAYTON 8. CONWILL,
ec. 8, 50)-5t* Guardian.
'ATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
By Jacob B. Fellers, Probate Judge.
Whereas, Peter M. Schumpert hath made
to me,. to grant him Letters of Admnin
utio'n, of the Estate and efreets of Sam
'hese are therefore to cite and admonish
and singular the kindred and creditors
the said deceased, that they be and ap
r, before me, in the Court of Probate,
be held at Nrsv.berry Court House, S. C.,
the 18th day of December inst., after
lication hei eof, at 11 o'clock in the fore
m, to she'w cause, if ainy they' have, why
said Administration should not be
ted. Given under my Hand, this 4th
of December, Anno Domnini, 1880.
J. B. FEL LERS, J. P. N. c.
)ee. 8, 50--2t.*
ro having been intimate a number of
rs with the proprietors of "Swift's Sv
ic Specific." 1 have known much of
manufacture and use. There are men
this commiunity-well known citizens
>were victims in early life to Syphilis,
most terrible curse that ever afflic(ed the
tan family, and who have taken the S. S.
iedicine, and are now, to ali appearances,
in their own belief, as free from taint of
use as the first man, fresh from the hands
is Maker. Delicacy of course forbids
r public recommendations: of this medi
,but I am allowed to refer the sceptic
ately to those who will endorse every
g that can he said in its favor. Being
essionally much opposed to endorsing or
inmeding nostrumns or secret remedies
with hesitation that I attach my name
tis article; but I know whereof I speak
a I say that our science has not made
ic a combination equal to "Swift's Sy
tic Specific" for the purpose indicated.
greatest boon the government could be
~ h,,neI,mis of thousands of its citizens
C HRIiAs !
CIlS$IS RlI CES!8
Greenville, S. C.
Charlotte, N. C.
We Ran ils and Io Mis
take. Beat these Uig:'"s
if you Can.
ORGANS-15 Stops, 3 Set Reeds Sub
Buss and Coupler, Beautiful Wainut Case,
only S65. 9 Stops, 4 Sets R:eeds, only S.
7 Stops,3 Sets 1cds, $55. Stool and Book
PIANOS-Large Size, Rich Rosewood
Case, 7 Oct.. only $179. Largest Size, 7j
Oct., only $200. Square. Grtnd, Extra
Large Magnificent Case, only $250. Good
Stool and Cover given.
Fifteen Days Test Trial.
We pay freights if not satisfactory. These
in,truments are from
OLD AND RELIABLE HOUSES,
and are fully gaaranteed.
No mistake about these Pianos. In addi
tion to the large number we have sold
throughout South and North Carolins, there
are eight or ten right here in the city of
Greenville, some of which have been in use
over SIX YEARS, and are still giving per
Our Easy One Year Plan
Enables every one to own a good Piano or
Chickering, Mathushek, Guild & Co.,
Arion, Southern Gem, Favorite Pianos, Ma
son & Hamlin, Peloubet & Co., Sterling Or
gans have no Superiors.
Send for Christmas Pric3 Lists and Cata
logues. It will pay you.
Prices on Guitars, Violins, Banjos, Ac
cordeous and all small instruments are
greatly reduced. Address
McSMITH MUSIC HOUSE,
Greenville, S. C., P. O. Box 15.
Dec. 8, 35-6m Charlotte, N. C.
Report of the 1st, 2nd and 3d
Quarters of the Clerk and
Treasurer of Town Coulicil
st Quarter beginning January 1st, and
ending April 1st, 1880.
To re.c'd by cash from ex
" Saloon License, 200.00
" Auction " 25.00)
" Billiard " 50.00
SGeneral " - 25.00
" Drav " 4.00
"Market Rent, '73.25
" Fines, 84.00
"' Sa le or l'airy, 1. 75--$ 957.13
To amount paid out.
To acets, including hard
horse feed, lighting
strects, &c., &c., $138.30
To Police wages, 347.00
To Street laborer's wages, 327.13
To Glerk Council, 43.53- 855 96
To cash on hand, $101 17
2nd Quarter commencing April 1.at, and
ending JIuly I st, 1880O.
To cash broight forward, $101.17
To ree'd by discount of
note in Batik, $500.00
"General License, 35.00
" Drav " 4 404
"Market Rent, 127.65
" Tax on realty
and personalty,729.6;7- 1,595.57
To amount paid out'.
*To amount paid on accts.,
horse food, repairing
cart, dieting prison'rs,
ing lamps, watering
sti eets, &c., &c., $490.83
To Stree t ro! e,. 498 75
To Police force, 375.ta
To Cle'rk andl Treasurer, 7;. 53- ],44J.11
To balance in Treasury, $255.63
3d Quat ter beginning July 1st, and ending
October 1st, 1880.
To amount brought. forward, $255.63
To rec'd by discount of
note in Bank, $300.00
"Saloon License, 44)4.00
" Billiard " 25.00
" Dray " 6.00
" Street Exemipt'n,177.00
" Market Rent, 115.50
" Fines, 76.00
" Tax oni realty
and personalty,518.65- 1,618.15
To amount paid Out.
o paid on acets., includ
ing lighting streets,
stone for b r id ge,
building r o c k cul
vets hardware, &c.,$47.M
Fo paid Police force, 375.00
to paid Street lorce, 527.40
ro paid on Note in Bank, 34'0.00)
ro paid Clerk and Treas., 88.66- 1,761.40
To balance in Treasury, $112.38
JOHN S. FAIR,
Dec. 6, 1880-50-tf. C. & T. T. C. N.
All persons indebted to the undersigned
ust settle all arrears by the 1st of Decenm
er next. No furthr-r credit nor indulgence
~il be given. I want money and must
ave it. Save cost and pay up at once.
S. F. FANT.
ov. 24, 48-tI.
Notice of Final Settlement.
T .;"mI- a h ota h eaon
I will make a settkment on the estate Oi
Ler a Siles.
P Ul:SUAN1 To THE DECREE OF
Forcilosure made in the case of James
. tibbes vs. the Greenville and Columbia
l:iilro.al Company cc al., in the matter of
the Laurens itailroad, by the ion. J. B. Ker
shaw, presiding in the Court of Common
Picas for lticbland Coanty, April ferm 1880,
dated April 10, 1880, I will sell at public
auctioi, in the city of Columbia, on the
FRS MONDAY of JANUARY NEX , at
12 o'ebck noon.
All and singular the RAILROAD con
struc-ed upon and over the line or route
from a point at or near the town of New
b- -v, in the County of Newberry, in the
State aforesaid, to the town of Laurens, in
the Couuty of Laurens, in the State afore
said; and also all the Lands, Tenements and
leraditaulents acquired at,:l appropriated for
the purpo,e of a right of way for said Rail
road :,nd all the easements and appurte
nances thereto belonging or in anywise iu
cident or appertAiniug, and all Railways,
Wa s and Rights of Ways, Depot Grounds
.ud other Lands, all Tracks, Bridges. Via
ducts, Culverts, Fences and other structures;
all Depots, Station Houses, Enginu Houses,
Car lluues, Freight Houses, Wood Houses,
Warehouses, M:cchine Shops, Workshops,
Superstructures, Erections and Fixtures held
and acquired for the use of the said Railroad,
together with all the Locomotives, Tenders,
Cars and other Rolling Stock and Equip
mnents, and all Machinery, Tools, Imple
ments, Fuel and Materials for the construct
ing, operati:g, repairing or replacing said
Railroad or any part thereof, or convenient
or necessary for use in connection therewith,
togetLer with all franchises connected with
or related to the said Ralroad, or the con
struction, maintenance or use thereof now
held or aequ:red by the Greenville and Col
umbia Railroad Company, and all corporate
franchises of any n-ature, including the fran
chise to be a corporation, which are now pos
sessed and exercised by the said Greenville
and Columbia Railroad Company, together
with all and singular the endowments, in
come and advantages to the above-mentioned
lands, railroad or property belonging, or In
anywise appertaining, the reversion or rever
sions, remainder and remainders, tolls, in
comes, rents, issues and profits thereof, and
alao all the estate, right, title, interest, pro
perty, possession. claim and demand what
soever, as well as in the law as in the equity,
present or prospective, of the said Greenville
and Columbia Railroad Company, in and to
the same, every part and parcel thereof, with
the appurtenance,, upon the following terms:
Twenty thousand dollars in cash to be
paid immediately after the close of the bid
ding, the balance of the purchase money to
be :.aid within thirty days after the day of
sale, with interest from the said day of sale;
and the Master may require of any bidder
during the progress of said s:le to deposit
the sum of twenty thousand dollars in cash in
a bank in the city of Columbia, to his order.
in case of refusal to pay the cash or make
the deposit, the bid shall be disregarded and
the sale be proceeded with as if the same bid
had not been made.
If the purchaser shall, within the period of
thirty days above referred to, pay the whole
of the purcbase money, the sale shall be
closed; but in case the purchaser shall fail
and make default in such payment at or
within the time hereinbefore designated for
making the same, the Master shall at once,
and without delay, proceed to resell the said
property on the .same terms as have been
hereinbefore set forth, to the highest bidder,
at the risk of the former purcbaser, who shall
e liable for any loss cr deficincy because of
~uch rc-sale, and any and all payments
wlieh have been made by such purchaser
hall become forfeited, nor shall the same in
:niy contitngency or event to arise be recov
red back or reclaimed by such purchaser.
Any bond or bonds of the Greenvile and
Columbia Railroad Company secured by the
mortgage executed to James Conner, Isaac
Hayne and George D. Bryan, Trustees, by
said Company on the 29:h day of April,1876,
may he made use of in the payment of such
portion or portions of the purchase money
s in the distrib)utionl of the proceecis of said
sale may be applicable to such bond or bonds
or coupons thereof, and that to this extent
the same may be used in settlement of the
purchase of said property; but in nio event
shall the right now given relieve any pur
clh .ser or purchiasers at the c!o-c of the bid
ding, when the same is accepted, from pay
ing in cash such an amount as may be re
quired to discharge claims for costs, chargos
and disbursements in this cause anid of the
sale now ordered and decreed to be made.
DcNATHANIEL B. BARN WELL,
De.L 49-5r. Master.
Sale of Personal Property.
By vir tue of an order to me directed by
lon. J. 13. Fellers, Judge of Probate, I
will sell, on Saturday, December 11th, at
10 o'clock A. M., at the residence of the
late John M. Lewie, deceased, the follow
ing personal prop'erty of the deceased: Two
Fine Mules, One Wagon, Cotton, C'otton
Seed, Cortn and Fodder, Straw, &c.
Terms of sale cash.
E. P. M AT HEWS,
Nov. 27th, 1880. 49-2t.
Ini pursuance of the order of Hon. J. B.
Fellers, Judge ol Probate, I will sedi, at
Newberry Court Hloums, on Monday, the
thireenth [13th] day of December, 1880),
the following chioses in ae:ionm belongi:.g to
the estate of Jamnes ti. Maff'ett, deceased,
five  Notes on Mrs. F. P. Neil.
Two 12] Notes on W. W. McMorries and
One [I] Note on Mrs. M. A. McMorries.
T wo 12] Notes on Elizabeth Reid.
One LI] Note on G. W. Reid.
One [J Note on John Miller.
One [I] Note on Levi Rikard.
One [Ij Note on Levi L.iviungston. .
One [I J Note on M. H. Livingston.
One  Note on John J. Kinard and
George S. Livingston.
One [I] Note on WV. WV. Gr'ffith.
One [I] Note on Daniel Livingston.
Two  Notes on Mattie Reid.
One [I] Note on' Zachariah Miller.
One [Lj] Note on E. Lorninick.
One [I] Note oii Drayton L. Livingston.
One [1 Note on Frank Lomtinick.
One [I] Note on M. E. Reid.
One [11 Note oti John T. Riser.
I will also sell, on Tmi sday, the 14th day
of December, 1880, at the late residence of
the said James 11. Maffett, his personal pro
perty hitherto unsold, consisting of a Yule,
IHorses, Gattle, Hogs, Wagon, Buggy,
Farming Utensils and various other articles.
All sales for cash.
ELMINA C. MAFFETT,
Dc. 1, 49-2t. Admin ist ratrix.
J. B. LEONARD,
Wines, Liquors, Segars
Respectfully informs the public that his
tock is full and complete in all lines.
Choice Goods, Low Prices,
Nov. 24 48 tf
Poor Hiouse Farm to Rent.
Sealed Bids will be received by the un
lersigned until 1i0 o'clock A. M., on Moni
lay, December 13thi next, for the Rent of
.om o h PoorHou Fa rm as lies on