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Vol. XIX. NEWBERRY, S..C., THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 1883. No. 16.
4' iRY THURSDAY MORNING,
IS It eWber,, S. C.
a /R '[IliOB. F. GRRN t IKBR,
Editor and Proprietor.
Iavariably in Advance.
. he: is ed atthe expiration of
The M mark denotes cxpiration of
} fDKS COTTON ?LANTR
We have been manufacturing the
r 3thodes Cottoit Planter, Guano, Pea
and'Corn Distributor for two years,
and have sold over fifty -which have
"i!en good satisfaction.
= ;;: RI MACHINE, MICE AT YARUfAC
, TORY =10-00
We have the right for Laurens, New
berry, Abbeville, and Anderson, for the
lacklidge Cotton Planter and
S It w open and drop cotton seed, dis
Siifiate o and cover at same time,
- -and drop corn and peas in hills. It
has been thoroughly tested for several
yem' and gives satisfaction. Is a
statadard machine; price $12.00. All
^ r ers should be sent to
SLAWSON & CO.,
Silver Street, S. C.
Jmportant Notice !
y Buying and selling for
'CAS H ONLY
I am enabled to offer to the public
NRTED AND AKICAN
:V~ ie ~,. tiquois Draodies,
CIGARS, AND TOBACCO,
ieo the "inest and best French
]$randles, the celebrated
1c? B.A1KER RYE
ro famly use, at prices which defy
az PQRTNER's- rivet, BEER
for amily use, one dozen Pint Bottles
Al orders will receive prompt atten
tion. With thanks for former patron
ageito this house, I respectfully solicit
acemtinuance of the same.
Under Newberry Opera House.
Feb. 22, 8-3m
IRE 0LIO S ABE OMG.
Bf NOW I8 TIE TIlE TO PELE
PARl 10R TIEl.
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Orne Every Week.
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CHARLESTON, S. C.
Nov. 30, 41-6.
-For the Seaside, Chimney
* Side, Sunny Side, Shady
- Side, Right Side, Left
Side, or any
A large lot just received at the
HERALD BOOK STORE.
eb. 5, 6-4t
Containing an "Index of Diseases," which
gives the symptoms, cause, and the best
treatment of each; a table giving all the
principal diugs used for the horse, with the
ordinary dose, eftbcts, and antidote when a
pison;~ a table with an engraving of the
'orse's teeth at dif'erent ages, wisha rules
for telling the age of the horse; and other
valuable information Call and get a copy.
For sale at
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Aug. 18, 84--tf.
not, life i sweepingf by, go and
dare belore you die somthg
mighty and sublime leave behind
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a and boys and gal make getpay.
Ie~d If you want buiesat whc you
can egreat pay all the time, write for
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l'assencers. on both the up and down
trains have the usual time for DINNER at
Alston, the junction of the G. & C. R. R.,
and the S. U. & C. B. R.
Fare well prepared, and the cha1e rea
wsnble. XRS. M. A. EFINS.
OR. E. E. JACKSON,
DU1iG18 AND IIBEIST,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
nemoved to store two doors next to
Orders promtly atoended to
Is made by
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Gents Furnishing Goods,
Always on hand.
Write or when in city call on
Feb12 tf COLMMBIA.
Young men and maidens contem
plating marriage, or who are
about to enter into con
nubial bliss in the
Young men who correspond with
maidens in reference to church
going are cordially and af
fectionately invited to
examine a very
Wedding and Invitation
I Can Tell You How to Be
Your Own Doctor !
If you have a bad taste in your mouth,
sallowness or yellow color of skin, feel de
spondent. stupid and drowsy. appetite un
steady, trequent headache or dizziness, you
are "bilios.. Nothing will arouse your
Liver to act on and strengthen up your sys
tem equal to
Or Liver and Kidney Cute.
DISPELS SICK HEADACHE
OVECOMS MALARIAL BLOD POIBONING.
REGULATES THE STOMACH.
WILL REGULATE THE LIVER.
WILL REGULATE THE BOWELS.
THE LIVER AND KIDNEYS
Can be kept pfecl y healthy in any cli
matoe by taking nocsoa oeo
SIMMONS' HEPATIC COMPOUND,
THE GREAT VEGET&BLE -
LIVER AND KIDNEY MEDICINE.
DOWIE & MOISE,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
as-FOR SALE EVERYWHERE.40'
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Books and Stationery.
ke6p it Before the PublC,
The largest and best stock of
I BOOKS, STATIONERY
Ever shown in Newberry, at the
Comprising in part
Bank ooks Meora nre Boks Poke,
BooHstechoo Bos, I ue B os,
cellaneousn Boks,a or
Phto. and Auto. Alus Vsting Cards,
PaCads, ChistmCrs Rerd
A B C Blocks.
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Envelope, all sizes, Led and
Slae Penc ils, Card Cases.
noes. hecks,Games, Toy Paints. Slates,
toy and plan Rubbr R ,gs Era
Fancy Ptriand SColored Paper Tise
Desks, Work Boxes. Noah's Arks,
Pens, Tags, McGill's Fasteners.
CAn any eotther articlcs not enumerated
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C. M. McJUTNKIN.
THE GOOD OLD WAY.
Johh: Mann had a wife who was kind and
A wife who loved him well;
She cared for the house and their only
But if I the truth must tell,
She fretted and pined because John was
And his business was slow to pay;
But he only said, when she talked of change,
"We'll stick to the good old way !"
She saw her neighbors were growing rich
And dwelling in houses grand;
That she was living in poverty,
With wealth upon every hand;
And she urged her husband to speculate,
To risk his earnings at play;
But he only said, "My dearest wife,
We'll stick to the good old way."
For he knew that the money that's quickly
Is the money that's quickly lost:
And the money that stays is the money
At honest endeavor's cost.
So be plodded along in his honest style,
And he bettered himself each day,
And he only said to his fretful wife,
"We'll stick to the good old way."
And at last there came a terrible crash,
When beggary, want and shame
Came down on the homes of their wealthy
While.John's remained the same:
For he had no debts and he gave no trust,
"My motto is this," he'd say
"It's a charm against panics of every kind
'Tis stick to the good old way I"
And his wife looked round on the little
That was every nail their own,
And she asked forgiveness of honest John
For the peevish mistrust she had shown;
But he only said, as her tearful face
- Upon his shoulder lay:
"The good old way is the best way, wife;
We'll stick to the good old way."
THAT BAD BOY.
TELLS HOW HIS MA'S PARROT
BREAKS UP A PRAYER MEET
ING-HIS PA A PUGILIST.
"You don't want to buy a good
parrot, do you?" said the bad boy
to the grocery man, as he put his
wet mittens on top of the stove to
dry, and kept his back to the stove
so he could watch the grocery man
and be prepared for a kick if the
man should remember the rotten
egg sign that the boy put in front
of the grocery last week.
"Naw, I don't~ want no parrot, I
had rather have a boy fool around
than a parrot. But what's the
matter with your ma's parrot? I
thought she would not part with
him for anything."
"Well, she wouldn't until Wed
nesday night, but now she says she
won't have him around, and I may
have half I can get for him, and I
thought maybe he would about
suit you," and the boy broke open
a bunch of celery and took out a few
tender stalks and rubbed them on
a codfish to saJlt them, an'd began to
bite the stalks, while he held the
sole of one wet boot against the
stove to dry it, making a smell of
burned leather that came near
turning the stomach of the cigar
"Lookahere, boy, don't you call
this a disreputable place. Some of
the best people i.n this town come
here," said the grocery man, as he
held up the cheese knife and grated
his teeth as though he would like to
jab it into the youth.
"0, that's all right. They come
here 'cause you trust. But you
make up what you lose by charging
it to other people. Pa will make it
hot for you the last of the week.
He has been looking over your bill
and comparing it with the hired
girl, and she says we havn't ever
had a prune, or a dried apple, or a
raisin, or any cinnamon or crackers
and cheese out of your store, and
he says you are worse than the
James brothers, and that you used
to bea three-card monte man, and
he will have you arrested for high
way robbery. But you dan settle
that with- pa. I like you because
you are no ordinary sneak thief.
You are a high-toned, gentlemanly
sort of a bilk, and wouldn't take
anything you couldn't lift. 0, you
keep your seat, and. don't get ex
cited. It does a man good to hear
the truth from one who has got the
nerve to. tell it. But about the
parrot. Ma ,haJAen away from
home fo aweea high old
time in Chicao going to the theo
atres and things, and while she was
gone I guess the hired girl or some
body learned the parrot some new
thing to say. A parrot that can
only say "Polly wants a cracker"
don't amount to anything. What
we need is new style parrots that
can- converse on the topics of the
day, and say things original. Well.
when ma got back I guess her con
science hurt for the way she had
been carrying on in Chicago, and'
so when she heard the basement of
the church was being frescoed she in.
vited the committee to hold the
Wednesday evening prayer meeting
at our house. First, there were
four people came, and ma asked pa
to stay to make a quorum, au,l pa
said. seeing he had two pair, he
guessed he would stay in, and if
ma would deal him a queen he
would have a full hand. I don't
know what pa meant, but he plays
draw poker sometimes. Anyway'
there were eleven people came in
cluding the minister, and after they
had talked about the neighbors a
spell, and ma had showed the wo
men a new tidy she had worked
for the heathen, with a motto on it
which pa had taught her, "A con
trite heart beats a bob-tailed flush,"
and pa had talked to the men
about a religious silver mine he
was selling stock in, which he ad
vised them as a friend to buy for
the glory of the church, they all
went into the back parlor and the
minister led in prayer. He got
down on his knees right under the
parrot's cage, and you'd a dide to
see polly hang onto the wires of
the cage with one foot and drop an
apple core on the minister's head.
Ma, shook ber handkerchief at
Polly, and looked sassy, and Polly
got up on one perch and as the minis
ter got warm.d up, and began to
raise the roof, Polly said, "O dry
up." The minister had his eyes shut,
but he opened one a little and lool:
ed at pa. 'a was tickled at tie
parrot, but when the minister loo'i
ed at pa, as though it was him
making irreverent remarks, pa was
mad. The minister got to "Amen"
and then Polly shook himself And
said, "What you giving us," and
the minister got up and brushed
the bird seed off his knees, and he
looked mkd. I thought ma would
sink with mortification, and I was
sitting on a piano stool, looking as
pious as a funday school superin
tendant before he skips out with
the bank funds, and ma looked at
me as though she thought it was
me that- had been tampering with
the parrot. Gosh, I never said a
word to that parrot, and I can
prove it by my chum. Well, the
minister asked one of the sisters if
she would pray, and she wasn't en
gaged, - so she said with pleasure,
and she kneeled down, but she
corked herself cause she got one
knee on a cast-iron dumb bell that
I had been practicing with. She
said "C) my," in a disgusted sort of
a way, and then she began to pray
for the reformiation of the youth of
the land, and asked for the spirit
to descend on the hornsehold, and
particularly on the boy that was
such a care and anxiety to his
parents. and just then Polly said,
"0, pull dow.n your vest." Well,
you'd a dido to see that woman
look at me. She looked at ma as
though she was wondering why she
didn't hit me with a poker, but she
went on, and Polly said, "Wipe off
your chin," and then the lady got
through and got up, and told ma it
must be a great trial to have an
idiotic child, and then ma was mad
and said it v:asn't half so bad as it
was to be a kleptomaniac, and then
the woman got up and said she
wouldn't stay no longer, and pa
said to me to take that parrot out
doors, and that seemed to make
them all good natured again. Ma
said to take the parot and give it
to the poor. I took the cage and
pointed my finger at the parrot.and
it looked at the woman and said
"old cataramaran," and the woman
tried to look pious and resigned,
but she couldn't. As I was goin1g
out the door the parrot ruffied up
his feathers and said, "Dammit, set
'em up," and I hurried out with the
cage for fear he would say some
thing bad, arnd the folks all held up
their hands and said it was scanda
lous. Say, I wonder if a .parrot
can go to hell with the rest of the
community? We11 I put the par
rot in the wood shed, and after
they had all had their innings, ex
cept pa, who acted as umpire, the
meeting broke up, and ma says it
is the last time she willl have that
gang at her house." -
"That must have been where
your pa got his black eye," said
the grocery man, as he charged the
bunch of celery to the boy's pa.
"Did the minister hit him, or was it
one of the sisters?"
"0, he didn't get his black eye at
prayer meeting !" said the boy, as
he took the. mittens off the stove
and rubbed them to take the stiffen
Ing out. "It was from boxing." Pa
old my chum and me it was no
harm to learn to box, cause we
:ould defend ourselves, and he said
he used to be a holy terror with the
boxing gloves when he was a boy,
mnd he has been giving us lessons.
Well, heis no slouch now I tell you,
mnd handles himself pretty well for
a church member. I read in the
maper how Zach Chandler played it,
)n Conkling by getting Jem Mace'
;he prize-fighter to knock him silly,
and I asked pa if he wouldn't let
ne bring a poor boy who had no
rather to teach him boxing, to our
house to learn to box, and pa said
3ertainly, fetch him along. He
said he would be glad to do any
thing for a poor orphan. So I
went dowi in the third ward and
got an Irish boy by the name of
Duffy, who can knock the socks off
)f anybody in our ward. He fit a
prize light once. It would make
Fou laugh to see pa tell him how to
hold his hands and how to guard
his face. He told Duffy not to be
fraid, but strike right out and hit
for keeps. He was afraid pa would
;et mad if he hit him, and pa
said, "Nonsense, boy, knock me
lowri if you can, and I will laugh
ha! ha !" Well, Duffy he hauled
back and gave pa one in the nose
and another'' in both eyes, and
cuffed him on the ear and punched
him in the stomach, and lammed
him in the mouth, and made his
teeth bleed, and then he gave him a
side-winder in both eyes, and pa
pulled off the boxing-gloves and
grabbed a chair, and we adjourned
and went down stairs as though
there was a panic. I haven't seen
pa since. Was his eye very black?"
-Black, I should say so," said
the grocery man. "And his nose
seems to be trying to ook in his
eft ear. He was at the market
buying beef to put on it."
"0, beefsteak is no account. I
cnust go and see him and tell him an
)yster is the best thing for a black
eye. Well, Imust go. A boy has
a pretty hard time running a house
the way it should be run," and the
boy went out and hung up a sign in
rront of the grocery: "PFrowy But
ter a Spesktdty."
Find fault with him.
Keep an untidy house.
Always have the last word.
Be extra cross on wash days.
Quarrel with him over trifles.
Vow vengeance on all his rela
Let him sew on his own shirt but
Pay no attention to household ex
Give as much as he can earn in
a month for a new bonnet.
Tell him as plain1y as possible
you married him for a living.
Raise a row if he dare to bow
pleasantly to an old lady friend.
Tell him the children inherit all
their mean traits of character from
his side of the family.
Keep the parlor for company
and do not let him put his foot in
.Get everything the woman next
door gets, whether you can afford it
Let it out sometimes when you
are good and mad that yon wish
you had married some other fellow
you used to go with.
When he gives you $10 to lay
aside for a "'rainy day" give it to
the first peddler that comes along
for a pair of ten-cent plaster vases.
The world would be a dreadfully
silent place if people talked as little
as they thought.
A failure establishes only this,
that pur determination ta succeed
wasno stongm enongiL
OUR YEW YORK LETTER.
From our own Correspondent.
BARNUM AND HIS SO-CALLED "CRUEL
TY TO CHILDREN,"-WHAT CAUSES
PNEUMONIA IN NEW YORK.--A NEW
DISEASE THAT SUITS THE SWELL
AND THE SNOB.-SPRING AT LAST.
NEW YORK OUT SHOPPING.-THE
TELEPHONE TOYS ONCE MORE.
NEW YORK April 6.
Barnum, the prince of showmen,
has been hauled up before the
courts by "the President of the So
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Children," because of the per
formances on the bycicle by the
Elliott children, which said society
claimed was cruel. Barnum, of
course, was only glad of the oppor
tunity to advertise himself; he
more than any living man has a
keen eye to that, and hence not on
ly spread himself in Court, but also
in the newspapers. The result has
been favorable to Barnum, the
Court taking his view of the case
and declaring that there was no
cruelty. With all of his natural
goodness which eschews anything
like injustice or cruelty to children
on his part, it must remain an open
question whether ' these constant
performances on the bycicle are not
physically injurious to the rung
Pneumonia is still stalking abroad
among us, picking up its victims in
considerable numbers. The idea,
however, that itis epidemic has been
fully exploded. There is always
more or less of it at this season of
the year, and its great increase this
year must be attributed to the long,
tedious winter we have had, and the
extraordinary gay season. New
York's population, not only the
rich, but the masses are reckles in
their amdsements. They will go to
the balls and parties in light and
thin clothing,' expose themselves
meanwhile to the damp night air,
and without taking a long rest the
next day, be once more at their
business early in the morning.
Hence most of those who fall victims
to that disease will be found among
the active men and women of our
Speaking of diseases, a promi
nent physician called upon to testify
as to the soundness of mind on
the part of a testator whose will is
now being contested, has coined a
new name for unsoundness of mind.
He calls it senile dem~entia, and in
giving a definition of same says it
is a partial loss of memory, though
the party suffering from the same
may actually play a good game of
chess or whist. One of our jour
nals says that if the nature of the
disease becomes generally known
in this city, every fellow who owes a
tailor's bill or a board bill will
claim that he suffers from senile
Yesterday we had the first bal
my spring day of the year. Fires
were neglected, windows were open
ed, overcoats carried over the arm,
and our avenues and business
streets crowded with ladies bent on
shopping. It is such a day like
this, perfect in all its respects,
that makes the New York, shop
keeper happy and causes pater
famniltas to scratch his ear when he~
sees the drygoods bundles come
home at supper time. But then
the good women of New York have
had a dreary long winter of it, when
out-door exercise was anything but
pleasant, and hence "shopping," a
peculiarity of their good nature,
was greatly neglected. Now they
are making up for it, and the lead
ing retail stores are being assaulted
by a regular phalanx of the best
looking, best-dressed women in the
One would imagine that by this
time the telephone is pretty well
known all over the land, and isno
longer a novelty to any one; and
yet the street venders have once
more, and that, too, with consid
erable success, begun to trot out
their long strings with a tin box at
each end, and there they once more
stand, taking to one another from
one end of the block to-the other,
watched by crowds of men ad
boys, the same as some few years
ago, when the world wa. dirst made
acquainted wijh the telephonke. The
sale of these toy carriers of sound
continues even at this late date
with an extraordinary rapidity, and
the street peddlers who are blocking
up Wall, Broad street, and Ex
change Place are still reaping a
rich harvest therefrom.
Booth's Theater, well known all
over the country, and the best con
structed inathe land, will, after all,
not be torn down after May 1, not
withstanding its sale to a capitalist
who intends to make money out of
the building. Its massive walls
will remain, and only the imy con
structed offices and stores undea=
neath will be enlarged and re
modelled, somewhat on the plan of
the Grand Opera House, which is
an excellent theater, and at the
same time has underneath large
and extensive stores, and also well
regulated offices upstairs.
FEATS OF AN ATHLETE.
Abner C. Mclrath, who kept a
famous hotel for thirty-sIxeyurs
six miles from Cleveland on Enad
avenue, has been gathered to his
stalwart fathers. He was a mighty
fox hunter and a remarkable ath
lete. Six feet six. inches and a
half tall, his average weight was
about 264 pounds, but yet he is said
to have frequently on foot ran
down foxes. He once lifted-with
his hands from the griound an iron
shaft weighing 1,700 pounds, which
would be equal to liftiig double
that weight were he harnessed with
straps to weights and allowed to
lift under the best advantage. Two
men would hold a string two
inches above his head, and he
would step back two or three steps
and jump over it without touching
it, making the leap ab6ut.sixfeet
nine. inches in height.. He i
been known, rather thaleidli
horses around to the other side
of the barn, to put his long'arms
under a horse and>lift it up to the
floor of the barn, which happened
to be three or four feet above the
ground. In Buffalo he once wrestled
with and threw with ease Charlie
Freeman, the "American giant,"
who afterward in England defeated
the "Tipton Slasher," in a prize
fight. Another feat of the old
tavern-keeper was , his chase on
horseback of a fox one Deeembet
over frozen Lake Erie far Ifom
sight of land. He lived to the age
of seventy years, having been a
paralytic for the last four year of
life as a result of exposure during
a fox hunt. He was borne to his
grave by six of his tall sons; foqr of
whom are six feet four and a half
inches high and the other two just
six feet, and whose combined
weight is 1,805 pounds.
A CLOSE sIELATI@E.
There was a .disageeable scene
last night over at the Palmer man
sion, between Colonel Floyd Pal
mer and his son William. Bll Pal
mer is an Austin boy of the most
modern type, who always tells his
parents just what he thinks about
them, regardless -of their feelings.
Not long since, he wanted to cele
brate his birthday with some of'his
youthful companions, so he applied
to his father for an adequate appro
priation. Colonel Palmer, who is a
close relation of Williamn,being his
penurious father, responded with a
quarter of a dollar, which bore
about the same- proportion to the
need and expectations of Bil-as
did Galveston's Congressional ap
propriation to the one she applied
Billy looked at the quarter,
sneered at it, and finally said to~
the author of his existence:
"That's a mighty slim appropria
tion to celebrate the thirteenth
birthday of an Austin boy on, but
still I don't reproach you. You are
not to blame for my birthday."
"What do you man, sir?"
whooped the now thoroughly arous
"I mean just what I say.:- If
mother hadn't married mich ados
relation as- you are, I wouldn't
never had any birthday to celebrate,
and I would .11 the better otf
She woundhare married as maaer
more liberal iiewntand then my
father wd-hhave .mfered uneih
meas of elebrating my biirthday
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