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Shooting at Vadavers.
Qaeer Experiments in the Interest of Sc-Called
Corresdondentee News and Courier.
NEW YORK, July I.-Quite arn
amusing little discussion has followed
Dr. F. A. Weisse's much talked ot
experiments upon cadavers. Dr.
Weisqe is a professor of practical sur
gery in the medical college attached
to the University of New York, and
dike most of the surgeons and physi.
ians of the land, has been only too
anxious to make some capital out of
the Presiden-*s misfortuae. I de
not pretend to siy that his experi
msens have been worthless, but at alE
evenfs they have been of no percepti
ble value to laymen. Casting abou
-him, therefore, for some meaus of
getting his finger in the pie, Dr.
Wiesse hit upon the brilliant idea of
hanging some corpses up by the neck,
with their feet touching the ground,
and firing balls at them from a bull-dog
pistol similar to that used by Guiteau.
'The newspaper men were invited to
go and see the show-two perfor
mauces a day, no charge for admis
Ssion and fresh subjects pruvided for
every performance. Impelled by a
sense of duty I accepted the invita.
tio last week and hunted out the
P. -edicalcollege of the University. It
-is situated right - opposite Bellevue
ospital, the patients of which were
doubtless able to hear the sound of
th.pistol practice upon what re
aaud of their late fellow patients,
these experiments adding a new ter- I
ror to dying in a hospital, as one
crictic remarks. Mounting to the
top of the building I found a big dis
secting room with slate slabs for at
least twenty-five subjects. When I
arrived there were two medical stu
dents, two reporters and a sort of
anitor present. I said that the fame
Dr. Weisse's experiments had reach
M ed me. No-one had been asked to come,
Isaid one 6T the medical students, but
~'0.1the press took any interest in the
a 'mater the doctor would be glad to
ee newspaper men at all times.
- Would I like to see the results of the
performance at which Drs. Ham
_ on and Hammond had been pre
-sent and much edified f Of course I
oidd. 19was conducted to the rear
at ofUthe big room where four'
tes in different stages of ghastly
Sdesomposition, lay upon the slabs.
T One of the bodies looked as if half
pietriiedyI t had been in the pickling
vat for some months, I was informed ;
Sanother was quite fresh, the subject
~~aving died only two days before and
te practice having began upon him
~witin a few hours after breath left
< tbe .body. The body was that of a
arge, muscular man weighing at least
*ne hundred and eighty por he
n. as considered enough like . siuent
Gax&ld in weight and size to make
t'elexperiments peculiarly instructive.
-Judging from appearances he had
beFen riddled with bullets.
~- These 'bull dog' pistols are not
worth a cent to aim with,' said one of
S thie medical students, in explauation.
@-'hey kick so that when you want to
j ith6' lungs you have to aim at the
'What was the object of the ex
periments ?' I asked.
'Oh, a variety of objects interesting
- oly to medical men. We wanted to
se,for instance, whether or not a
bullet from the 'bull dog' would go
-rpugh a heavy man. In most cases
went clear through. The bodies
were hung against that partition and
- you can see where the balls pene
~ -rated the wood. In the next place
we wanted to cut an artificial wound
a%-7sch as we suppose the ball inflicted
upon the President in order to see
e jst w~hat organs must have been in
juredMEHere is the dissection, I speak
of, pointing to a clammy subject
dhieb had apparently been pickled
for years. 'You see the ball entered
atn this cut -between the tenth and
leventh rib, and ran down,'we now
d hink, behind the liver and fell down
in front of the spinal column in the
mass of fat which lies there. If you
S will bare your arm you can feel for
~.yourself that the course of the ball
may have been perfectly easy.' I
Sthanked him for his kindness and
6 said that I would take his word for it.
-a- t that moment a timid newspaper
~'reporter, who had apparently never
b Jeen in a dissecting room, appeared at
hedoor and inquired for Dr. Weisse.
> .e's not here yet,' shouted my
-fidad. 'Come over here and I'll ex
Splain the whole thing to you.'
No I thank you. I'd rather not,'
~answered the reporter. 'I can smell
und see enough from here.'
4The daywas warm and the odor of
-the room was not that of new mown
Shay. As Dr. Weisse did not appear
Iaccompanined the ja-nitor down
Sstairs. He explained to me that mat
'ters -were dull in the summer. 'The
disseeting room is a pleasant place
when the college is in session,' he
DR. WEISSE'S EXPLANATION.
The next morning I called upon
-Dr. Weisse at his house, and found
Shim reading the violent attack which
'John Swinton made upon him in the
Sun. Swinton is the literary Com-.
- munist of New York. Hc has been
for years attached to the Sun in the
es cpacity of editorial writer. But
when he wants to air any of the
Svagaries for which the Sun refuses to
be responsible he signs his own nan:e.
SSwinton closes his article as follows :
S My own medical studies of other
years in the coliege of which Dr.
>.- .Weisse is a professor, convince me
-that no benefit to medical science c:n
accrue from such a practice as that
'in .zhich he is engaged ; but. in any
event, it would need a very great ben
ei to justify it. The medical college
within whose walls this practice is
action upon it. The eTtire body of r
the peopie should pronuunc judg
I:ir:t that it shall not be tolerated
thati it shali this very hour be put a
Wr. Weisse laughed as he read this
out. lhe beginning of the article
was perh;ps le"s to his liking
'I rise frow a sick bed to ask
whether the people of this city pro
pIe to tolerate the monstrous prac
tices of the unspeakable medical Pro
fessur who has just shown himself to
the public under the name of Faneuil
D. Weisse ? It is proper that this
Professor, whose name I never heard
till to-day, should now and at once be
dlivered over to the justice of the
I could not help thinking. upon
reading this paragraph, that Weisse
had accomplished just what he want
ed. Swinton, and nienty-nine of all
other New Yorkers, had never heard
of Weisse before. Within the last
week he has made himself famous or
infamous according to the view which
may be taken of his proceedings.
-All I wanted,' he said to me, 'was
to establish the possibility of d ball
entering at the place where Garfield
was wounded, and being deflected in
such a way as not seriously to injure
the liver or the peritoneum. The dis
sections established that possibility
and go far to explain the absence of
alarming symptoms in Garfield's case.'
Weisse is loud in assertiu that the
experiments were in the interest of
science only, but the public will cou
tinue to suspect that a shrewd adver
tising dodge was at the bottom of
A Tempest in a Teapot.
The Bubbling of Little Johnnie Hobbs among
the Temperance Ladies of Columbia.
News and Courier.
COLUMBIA, July 20.-Thanks to
his facility in acting the turncoat,
most people know of John F. Hobbs,
of Lexington, and his persecution of
the Democrats last fall. After his de
feat as the Independent candidate for
solicitor, Hobbs got a deputy's han.
ger-on office from the Radicals as the
price of his defection, and now holds
it.- Finding his reward not sufficient,
he has been trying to get his clutches
on the skirts of the temperance move
ment to enhance his notoriety. He
attended a meeting of the Ladies'
Temperance Union, and by a misun
derstanding got his name on the list
of delegates to t.he joint committee.
The Ladies' Umaon fnding this out
had his name stricken off. Hobbs
retired, but sent a letter to the organi
zation demanding that they .ps upon
his character or reinstate him. This
was ignored, of course, as he had not
been appointed and his character was
not germane to the subject of discus
sion. A friend of his then submitted
a proposition for him that the
joint committee should admit citizens
outside of the organizations composing
it. This was also defeated, as no
right existed to enlarge the committee.
Hobbs next appeared at. a meeting of
the Ladies' Union last night, making
a long speech violently abusive of
members whom he accused of ousting
him, and demanding the reason for
not being appointed a member of the
joint committee. The tirade was ig
nored, but the Union, in self-defence,
adopted resolutions restraining mem
bers from unauthorized ~action in in
terfering with the work of the joint
committee engaged in this eflort. It
is understood Hobbs is now working
with the intention of bringing the
matter into politics, which is just
what the joint committee do not
want. Hobbs's fund of assurance is
thus made startingly manifest.
A Singular Governor.
DALLAs, TExAs, July 20.-On
the 18th instant the Governor of
Texas sent the following answer to the
request of Governor Foster, of Ohio,
to ha~ve a day of thanksgiving and
jubilee in the event of the recovery of
the recovery of the President :
'My failure to answer you favorably
is not on account of any want of sym
pathy for the President, but because I
do not deem it consistent with my
position as Governor to issue a procla
mation directing religious services
where Church and State are, and
ought to be, kept separate in their
functions. I doubt not the people of
Texas have.. as strongly wished and
will as devoutly pray for the recovery
of the President as any people in the
0. M. ROBFRTS, Governor.'
A mass mteting was held here last
night, composed of men of all politi
al parties and creeds, to protest
against the attitude of Governor Rob
erts taken in the above telegram to
Governor Foster. Speeches were made
by prominent citizens, and the follow
ing resolution adopted:
'Resolved, That the citizens of
Dallas will spend the day set apart by
other States as a day of jubilee and
thanksgiving at the recovery of our
President. The other cities of Texas
are invited to do likewise.'
The Herald, Times and Gazette
are severe in their criticisms on the
action of Governor Roberts.
IIonored and Blest.
When a board of eminent physi
cins and chemists announced the dis
covery that by combining some well
known valuable remedies, the most
wonderfnl medicine was produced,
which would cure such a wide range
of diseases that most all other reme
dies could be dispensed with, many
were skeptical; but proof of its merits
by actual trial has dispelled all doubt,]
and to-day the discoverers of that
great medicine, Hop Bitters, are hion
.oAe and blessed by all na benefactors.
TI1;. F. GRENEKE,R,
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
oEDNE,SAY, JULY .27 1881.
. PAPER FoR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in thehighest respect aF:nu
ly Newspaper, devoted to the inaterial in
crests of the people of this County and the
tate. It circulates extensively, and as an
Ldvertisin inedium offers unrivalled ad
'utags. Tor Terms, see tirst page.
rhe Railroad and the Farmer.
Edward Atkinson, of Massachu
3etts, in the Journal of the Ameri
an Agricultural Association, has
.n able article on the above subject.
UIr. Atkinson has evidently :tudied
he subject very carefully and sys
ematically. *He has taken the
rouble to ascertain from the r- -st
reliable sources the facts upon
which he bases his arguments, and
he backs up all his statements with
statistics. His article, in its gene
ral scope, is a vindication of the
great railroad corporations of the
country from the oft-repeated charge
f extortion ; to show that these so
aalled "monopolies" upon which so
much abuse has been heaped are
the great benefactors of mankind;
and to point out the dangers and
the mischief that will follow from
the attempt of legislatures to regu
late and control the railroads.
To obviate all ground for sus
pecting self interest, Mr. Atkinson
says, "the writer has no connection
with and hardly any interest in any
railroad : his sole purpose in the
preparation of this paper has been
to clear away the rubbish that ob
scures a most important public
raking the past sixteen years, he
gives the number of miles of rail
road each year, the grain crop for
the same period, and the freight
charges each year, showing that
while the miles of railroads have
nearly trebled the freight charges
have been reduced by over 50 per
cent. In 1863 there were 33,908
miles of railroads in the countryv
in 1880 there were 86,497. In the
same time the grain crop of the
country has increased from 1,127,
499,187 tons in 1865 to 2,448,079,
181 in 1880. The increase in other
products and articles of man ufac
ture, we suppose, has been in about
the same proportion. From Mr.
Atkinson's figures it is very clear
that instead of encouraging railroad
legislation and an "anti-monopoly"
spirit, the public has great reason
to be grateful to these corp oratcions
and to wish them the largest liberty
in regulating their own affairs and
in forming as many combinations
s they please. The Lake Shore &
Michigan Southern R. R. hauled in
1869 574,035,571 tons to each mile,
at the charge of $1.50 per ton per
mile ; in 1879 this same corporation
moved 1,733.423,440, at the charge
of 64 cents-an increase in amount
of freight <>f 202 per cent., and a
decrase in charge of 57h pe'r cent. ;
the earnings increased for the same
time 22} per cent. On the Boston
& Albany road from 1869 to 1879
the increase in traffic was 105 per
cent., while the charges decreased
54 per cent., and the earnings 7
per cent. Between 1872 and 1879
the traffic on the Pennsylvania R.
R. increased 80 per cent., the charge
decreased 43 per cent., and the
earnings increased 3 per cent. We
will take another example, and the
most conspicuous one that he gives.
The New York Central & Hudson
River R. R., controls the lines from
Chicago to Boston, and opeirates
about 1,000 miles-one of the big
est railroad combinations in the
country. If any railroad combina
ion could oppress the farmer and
xtort heavy freight charges this
ould. But the figures show that
o far from raising freight rates on
the combined lines it has lowered
them. In 1869 the several roads
represnting this combination, or
'syndicate",moved 589,362,849 tons
o each mile, at an average charge
-f 82.38 per ton ; in 1879 this com
ination ruoved 2,295,827.387 tons,
t a charge of 79 cents-an increase
n traffic of 289 per cent., and a
iecrease in charge of 67 per cent.
he earnings for the same period
.ncreased 30 per cent.
Mr. Atkinson, who seems to be
:horoughly posted, says that a
~teady reduction in freight has fol
owed the consolidation of railroads.
speaking of these reductions. he1
;ays "The same chnes have oc
all the short lines, and n11 the dis
jecta mnt,mbra of lines that ought to
be consolidated and are not, show
far less reduction in the charge for
their service, and little or no profit
to the corporations that own them,
where their pr,,fits depend in any
degree on a share of the freight
brought from long distances." He
thinks that a reduction of at least
one-half is sure to be brought about
on Southern c-nd Southwestern
railroads within the next ten years.
We would like to continue the
notice of this article by Mr. Atkin
son, but have not room; we may
resume it at some future day.
The subject of railroads is a very
important one, and deserves to be
closely studied. People should not
be too ready to take up the cry
against railroad combinations and
syndicates. If these combinations
have reduced freight, and thereby
reduced the prices of articles of
consumption, as the figures show
they have done, why then all this
"anti-monopoly" talk is nonsense,
political clap-trap, communism, or
something of the sort. This much
is certain: these large railroad
combinations are bnilding up the
South as nothing else is, they are
extending their lines, buying up
the broken-down concerns and put
ting them in good order, and in
various other ways they are putting
capital and new life and energy
into the Southern country.
The United States Senate waE
convened in extra session the 4th
day of March last, for the purpose
of acting upon Executive nomina
tions. Among the appointments
made by the President was that o
State Senator Robertson as Collec
tor of Customs at New York. ThiE
appointmcnt was very displeasing
to Senator Conkling ; he thought
the President should have consult
ed his wishes on the subject. Dur
ing the seven weeks of the "dead
lock" in the Senate Conkling work
ed hard to secure a sufficient num
ber of votes to reject the nomina
tion. The fight between Conkling
and the administration was a ver'
bitter one, continuing througi
March, April and May. But the
administration won ; 2Robertsor
was confirmed. Senator Conkline
thereupon resigned his seat ; Sena
tor Platt did likewise, and they ther
appealed to the New York Legisla
ture to vindicate their course b,;
re-electing them. The contest ii
the Legislature began June 1st
The Republican member-s dividet
into two factions, one supportina
Conkling, the other the administra
tion ; the Democrats voted fo:
candidates of their owvn. Conkling
and Platt held their own very we]
until the latter was detected in
scandal at the hotel one night, tw<
weeks ago. The next day he with
drew from the race, and the "stal
warts" put up Crowley in his place
By this time the administratiot
Repub3licans, or "half breeds," as
they are called, had settled dowi
up'n Warner Miller for Platt'i
place and E. G. Lapham for Conk
ling's. Miller was elected the 16th
and Lapham the 22nd.
The Normal Institute.
-The State Normal Institute, men
tion of which has been made it
these columns several times, will b<
held in Greenville from August 2nd
to August 26th. We would urge
upon all teachers the importance o.
attending this institute, where they
will learn some of the best methods
of teaching. No opportunity should
be lost by the teacher for making
himself more efficient in his profes
sion and work; and this Institute
will prove of incalculable advantage
to him. The teachers will not only
profit by their attendance on the
Institute, but they will find that a
month spent in the "Mountain City'
during their sumemer vacation will
prove a pleasant recreation. Board
can be obtained by those attending
the Institute for from $5 to $7 per
week at the hotels, or from $3 to
$3.50 at private houses. To per.
sons attending the Institute tickets
will be sold over the Columbia &
Green ville R. R. at the following
rates; Full fares going, and 2 cents
per mile returning.
Isn't there some significance in
the fact that many members of the
New York Legislature who stuck to
Conkling while the President's
chances of recovery were doubtful
dropped him when all danger of
the President's death had passed ?
The highest aim of the average poli
tician is the "loaves and fishes."
The Code Commission expect to
The President's Condition
Was not so favorable Saturday
and Sunday. He had several chills
caused by the formation of a pts
cavity in the wound. Dr. Agnew,
of Philadelphia, and Dr. Hamilton,
of New York, were telegraphed for,
and Dr. Agnew, Sunday, made an
incision beneath the wound so as
to allow a free discharge of the pus.
The latest news we have received
(Sunday night) was that the unfa
vorable symptoms had disappeared,
and that the President was doing
well. The Doctors say there are
no indications of blood-poisoning.
Dean Stanley, of London, is dead.
A $300,000 fire occurred in Syra
case, N. Y., the 19th.
The Ohio Democrats have nomi
nated Jno. W. Bookwalter for Gov
A negro was taken out of the jail
at Murfreesboro', Tenn., the night
of the 18th, and hanged for outrag
ing a white woman.
A desperado known as "Billy, the
Kid" was killed by Sheriff GArrett,
of Lincoln Cyanty, New Mexico,
the 16th. His real name was Mc
Carty, and he was a native of New
York. He was 21 years old, and
boasted that he had killed as many
men as he was years old. The cor
oner's jury not only exonerated the
Sheriff, but offered him a vote of
The Lancaster Ledge~r says: "In
many instances lands are rented out
for as much as they are returned at
-$3 to $5 per acre-and yet the
persons who own these lands swear
that they are worth no more, while
if they were offered double and
treble that price they would not
A very natural question is, What
kind of Auditor and Equaliaing
Board have they got in Lancaster?
Deputy Collector of Internal
Revenue Thos. L. Brayton, of
Greenville, attempted to arrest Jno.
McDow, near Central, Pickens
County, the 20th, for violation of
the revenue laws. Brayton went
Iwith a posse to break up McDow's
still and arrest him. While a part
of the posse was breaking up the
still Brayton and others went to
McDow's house to arrest him. Me
Dow fired at Brayton with a Spen
cer r-ifle, killing him almost instant
ly. Brayton was a brother of CoL.
E. M. Brayton, Supervisor of Inter
nal Revenue, and was well thought
Iof in Greenville, wvhere he lived.
He was part proprietor and mana
ger of the New South, a conserva
'tive Republican paper published at
FOR TEE HERALD.
Rail Road Meeting.
MESsRS. EDITORs: Please publish
the following :
At the solicitation of the citizens
in the neighborhood of Holly's Ferry,
a meeting was held on the 22nd in'st.,
to consider the practicability of the
contemplated railroad to extend from
Prosperity and connect with the South
Carolina Rail Road at or near Black
ville. On motion, Mr. D. D. Holly
was called to the chair, and Jas. C.
Banks to act as Secretary.
On notion of J. II. Boozer, - the
Chairman appointed a committee of
seven to confer with and take part in
Ithe mass meeting on the 27th at,
Leesville, consisting of Hons. George
Johnstone and J. A. Sligh and J. H.
Boozer, J..-H. Long, S. WV. Wessinger,
J. C. Banks and D. D. HoLly.
IJ. H. B~oozer addressed the meet
ing in favor of Rail Roads, urging
that the people could and should build
this road, anid that every one should
lay hold with all his power and the
burden would not be heavy. It would
build up the waste places, enhance the
value o_f our property to a great ex
tent; and by building this road it
would .opeu up the great water power
of the big Saluda which will beat all
the water power of Massachusetts,
that great manufacturing State, be
sides the other water power that will
be brought in use by this road. It
would cause capitalists to lay hold cf
this great water power and utilize it
by building factories that would not
be surpacved by any in this State. It
would cause immigration to oome, as
we have not half enough people ; the
more people the more busibess and
the greater the prosperity of the coun
try. There are several never failing
streams lying South of Saluda which
this road would cross. This road
would be of many advantaaes; more
than I have time to discuss at present.
On motion of S. W. Wessiniger, the
proceeding~s of this meeting are to bc
published in the Lexington Dispaich.
1). D. HOLLY, Chairman.
JAS. C. BANKs, Secretary.
v.NenovRR S. 0. July 23, 1881.
The1q Innocent Editor Still
till Here-Piat Rock-New Steamer-The
Landlord's Wait-A Scared Man
Lively Drummere, &c., &c.
IIENDERSONVILLE, N. C.,
July 21, ISS.
When this letter sees daylight we
may bo here, or may be somewhere
else, most probably the latter, but at
this present writing we are still here
at Heudersonville, where sensib!e peo
ple who are able to do so remain, the
rest go to Asheville or Czsar's and in
various other directions. It is a trite
sayiug, "go farther and fare woise",
therefore we stick like a piece of shoe.
maker's wax, and advise others in
search of umbrageous shade, and a
cool spot, provided comfortable quar
ters can be obtained to do likewise.
Any man who wears store clothes and
has the necessary amount of green
backs can find a lodging so far, how
it will be about August cannot be told.
'20 OUR GREAT DELIGHT,
in company with Mr. A. M. Aiken,
Capt. R. W. Davis, from Newberry,
and another, we visited the Flat Rock
country, and it is a treat which all
visitors to Hendersonville are advised
to indulge. Nature has been lavish
in her gifts, while human aid and
taste have contributed very much to
make it by far the most heautiful spot
we have ever seen. So much has
been written by correspondents in re
gard to the many elegant summer
residences there, among which are in
eluded those of Mr. Memminger, and
the Rev. John )rayton, the owner of
the celebrated Prayton Hall and gar.
dens on the Ashley River, that the
reader will not be inflicted with a
repedtion. We must say, however,
that Mr. Drayton's garden and ter
raced walks far exceeded in beauty all
that we had heard, and by all odds
has greater attractions than his place
on the Ashley. Twenty years age he
bought iv in the original wild moun
tain forest, and tangled brush, and
said that he had to crawl on hands
and feet to see where he should first
make a beginning-to-day it is
"BEAUTIFUL~ FOR SITUATION"
sand the pride of Flat Rock. Another
place of note is the elegant new Cox
mansion, uninhabited and silent, stand
ing upon a commanding eminence
from which a splendid view of the
surrounding mountains is had. Its
history is rather sad : the owner was
engaged to be married and expected
to take his b)ride there, but a stern
parient in shap~e of a mother objected,
and used such arguments as made the
son yield, and the match was broken.
The lady sued for the moderate sum
of 620,000 and compromised for a less
amount-and now the house is for
sale. As it is unimproved we will not
buy it. Another visit was made with
the same pleasant party. to
VIEW THE NEW STEAMER
which is to navigate the waters of the
French Broad-which from the point
of our observation might more appro
priately be called the American Nar
row-and we confess disappointment
as the little craft 65x25 is far from
completion, some of the machinery
having just arrived. She is still on
the stocks waiting for a rise in the
river to be launched. It will be a
month yet are the first trip will be
made and the butter, eggs and other
produce of Brevard will be brought
within reach of Hendeesonville arnd
Asheville, therefore we will not be
permitted to enjoy the pleasure of an
inland trip so many thousand feet
above the sea level. The temperature
here is delightful and we sleep under
cover with sashes down, and when
"daylight doth appear" arise with
feelings of invigoration and a splendid
appetite for breakfast. The landlords
in this pleasant little burgh have been
ineb stirred lately at the late arrival
of the train, which for some nights
did not arrive until it got here any.
where between half past seven and
nine, when it might just as easily ar
rive at seven, allowing three ..ours
from Spartanburg ; the conseg.uesee
ASCENDING ON THE EVENING AIR
is heard their wail; they know not
how many tired, dusty, hungry pas
sengers to provide for, whether to
slaughter one chicken more than the
regular allowance or a dozen ; but
supper has to be got, and it looks like
confusion worse confounded; the
chicken coop is invaded, hams were:
slahed, eggs mashed and cold beef
hashed, and the work of frying, bak
ing and boiling went on, till all are
satisfied, and afterwards find rest in
their "little beds." The average
I8 NOTED FOR HIS PATIENCE,
for he has to deal with all kinds of
people, as well as wait the arrival of
slow coaches; but there is a limit,
and sometimes it was sad to see Chase
imil hi~ hsiir ~r hear 1)ndaniaad'. I
trouble. The gentlemen named above.
all first rate fePows, wl:vt "
tread on their toes or :sk tr wa
they f-an't supply. and represemt re
spe.-tiveiy tho (!e. t!e Virginia. t;he
FlC'-her, .h1,e Arlington and the
Amaieric:in, nud your co)rreo.--ttjdenit
hangs out at the former. These goo
tlemen are exceedinly accomuuodating
and act on the prireiple that as
VARIETY IS TIE SPICE OF LIFE
the guest should have as much of it
as possible. One unfortunate indivi
dual in relating his experience of a
week says, that during that period his
lodging place has changed no less than
six times, and four times out of t.hat
be had the great pleasure of a new
room mate or bed-fellow. The first
night he had the luck of putting up
with an advertising agent who was
redolent of Patchouli, and full of his
business. The next night he had the
fortune t., mtake the acquaintance of a
fellow with a bald head, taciturn and
altogether differetiL from the other.
His shaved head wa4 ugge*tive of
one of the popular ai;tutions of
which every regulated State is blessed.
The next night in another room he
was introduced to a red-headed man
who liked the color of his capillary
substance so well that he slept in
bright scarlet hose. This being a
Dry Town this red headed woodpecker
very kindly showed our friend that is
was as easy to get something to drink
as to fall off a log,
BY GETTING T;GHT.
On the next night in addition to the
woodpecker, who continued his devo
tions to North Carolina corn, he was
cheered with the presence of an inter
esting young fellow who sat up late
into the night writing in young ladies'
albums, while thU remainder of the
night was spent in keeping the other
fellow bed. Things culminated on
the night which followed, by the ar
rival of four Drummers who sought
this highly elevated latitude to get on
a high drunk, the reader can lee at a
glance that our unfortunate friend was
doomed to still further unrest, there
was no rest for the weary that night,
which was made hideous with noise,
the four occupied a room together.
One of their .pieces of fun was the
sea'n g of a poor fellow and his little
son an a room adjoining, separated by
a thin partitition which did not reach
the ceiling. One of the party offered
a bet that he could
WITH HIS REVOLVER
hit the knob of the door in which the
man and his son lay shivering with
fright, nine times out of teu-he had
no pistol by the way-and the bet was
taken up, but the poor scared wight
not caring to be made a target of
j- .ped up to escape and struck i
match, which the drummers no sooner
saw than they exclaimed "what's
that," in a moment the other blew it
out and seizing his clothes and boots
and saving to the little boy, "quick,
son, follow your father," they escaped
undressed into the passage. It was a
moment of supreme fear, but his
trouble was not over. for on the stairs
SEIZED BY THE RBD HEADED MAN
before mentioned who was in seareb
of a little more corn Quickly raising
his right arm, his voice tremulous
with fear, be said, "unhand me, you
maniac, or I'll brain you with my
boot." It remains only to be said
that father and son at last got refuge
in the parlor and slept under the
piano. This poor fellow-the man
who was not permitted to rest-the
subject of so many changes, and who
made the acquaintance of so many
strange room mates, we are happy to
say has had one good night's sleep,
and proposes to remain here a few
days longer that he may catch up and
recuperate before he returns to the
low country. We have a good "brick"
here in the person of Capt. Robt.
Cathcart, of Charleston, he is as full
of fun as an egg is of meat, and fresh
as a newly plucked daisy. We advise
the reader who visits Hendersonville
not to fail in making the acquaintance
of Judge M. C. Pace, the largest and
most afiable gentleman to be found in
a day's journey. Clothing dealers
have no use for him as it is impossible
to fit him to a suit of clothes, nor can
he alwas find cloth wide enough to
make him a pair of pants, so great is
is beam. Hle measures 54 inches
around the breast. We had the
pleasure to-day of meeting the oldest
citizen of Hendersonville, Mr. Patton
-he says the town was laid out forty
years ago. He is vigorous and active
and is 62 years of age. The number
of grey beards here far exceeds that
of any other locality i1a have.ever
been- in-a strong evidence of the
healthfulness of the place. Mr. John
Carwile came in to-night, also the
Rev. John Stout, formerly of New
P. S.-We have heard of the grand
exc-;sin from Newerr ender
the parlor, office n.d dining room;
th,4 rope will be abolit the height of
a 1 ordtiry m..A's neck. and t h ex.
eli. onist by l,aving aguinst the rope
Cae -:t a tolerably fair night's rest;
the fl. will also be given up for
sleeping purposes, the sleepers being
bid out in rtws between the ropes.
Capt. Catheart has kindly volunteered
to assist and he will wan the ropes,
one of his duties being to let one end
of each rope loose early in the morn
ing so that the sleepers will be gently
awakened by falling to the floor. The
prices for rest under the different con
veniences will be : for a hang up from
the ceiling (extra troublesome) 15
cects; for reelining against rope 10
cents, this will be delightfolly refresh
ing the breeze striking the whole of a
man's body. On the naked floor it
wili be only 5 cents, but for a rug the
charge will be 10. Thus it will be
seen that there will be no difficulty
whatever in the way of sleeping.
Come one, come all and have a good
time. All the other houses will make
. Vew aIdrertisements.
R. & . iT,
Wholesale and Retail
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Prescriptions compounded with accuracy
and nicety at all hours.
The PrescriptioR Clerk's bed room up
stairs over Fant & Whirter's Grocery Store,
front room. Jul. 27, 30-tf.
Barbecue at Jalapa.
I will furni4b a FIRST-CLASS BARBE
CUE at J A LAPA, WEDNESDAY, AUG
UST ;-j. Dinner SO cents for men, and
25 cents for ladies and children. Good
order will be kept. There will be a nice
pbace for those who wish to dance. Mr.
Abner Reeder, the Prince of Cooks, will
do the cooking. The public are invited to
THOS. H. DAVIS.
July 27, 30-it.
Th,e copartnership heretofore existing be
tweeun 0. B. Butler and R. H. Anderson,
under the uname and style of 0. BI. BUT
LER & CO, has been dissolved by mutual
The business will be continued under the
former name of 0. B. BUTLER & CO.
New berry, S. C., July 25, 1S81. 30-St
A Re-Union of the Faculty and Students
of Newberry College and the friends of
e-ducationu generally will be held in Mace
do:i.t Ghurch (Rev. J. A. Sligh's charre),
in Lexington County, S. C., on Saturday,
the :30th of July, 1881. Appropriate adi
drecses will be delivered by Rev' S. P.
Htughe~s. Prof. G. B. Cromer. and Mesrs.
A. J. Bowe'rs and J. B. Wingar-d. Tihe
public is cordi.illy invited to attend.
GEO. S. MOWER~,
J. i. WIsGARD, Sec'y.
July 27, 30-it,
Rosewood, Walnut anad Cedar
Hearse and Carriages furnished, Graves
prepared, Vaults made ot either brick or
stone, using in their construction best H
IL. M. SPEERS
At M~arble Ygrd.
Persons wishing my services/at night
will find me at my residence, or?
Mr. Boyce Hunter, at Rooms 'over Messrs.
G. & G. S. Mower's Stores.
Jun. 13, 28-3m.
FOR SALE BY
J. N. MARTIN &- CO.
July 20, 29-2t.
UOT TON GIJN.
J. N. MARTIN & CO.
July 20, 29-2t.
Lumber For Sale.
FIRST-CLaSS HEART PINE LUMBER
for sale~ at my Lumber Mill, three miles be
low Prosperity. PRICES AS LOW as at
any other Mill in the County.
GEO. H. TAYLORI.
.July 6, 27-1 m.
ICE! ICE!! ICE!!!
A large supply of PURE LAKE ICE al
ways on hand, at 1+ to 2c. a lb. No charge
for packing co- 'try orders amounting to
100 lbs. Hour Mr delivery on Sunday, S
to 9 A. M., 12.30 to 1.3t, and 6.3o to 7.30
P. M. No variation from this rule except
in cases of sickness.
A. C. JONES.
Apr. 27, 17-tf.
ALmTO BINNR IH1l8E.