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T. F. GRENEKER,j ,rORs.
GEO. B. CROMER.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
THURSDAY FEB. 21, 1884.
A PAPER FOR T2E PEOPLE.
MoNEeraldAis ineh%esIt respectAvam.
aIItvoeto the terwin
people of this County and the
ts teiSMe. Utedlates extensively,ad as an
Ang mediu ofers unrivaned ad
Tprms, s rst page.
From an industrial point of view,
political agitation is hurtful to any
community, especially when the ag
Itatiowis long continued. We have
- arrived at apoint in government at
which a heated political canvass is
not likely to produce much good,
but'may be attended with much
harm; and we trust that the people
of Newberry will let politics and
the politicians alone until next fall.
There are several "Richmond's
in the field" already, with rumors-of
vany more; but the likelihood is
that they will remain in the field,
unaffected by the summer's heat, or
popular indifference, until the pri
mary election, or the nominating
conventions. And it is much more
important as well as more diffi
cult to make a crop than to
make an officer. Our advice, then,
is that the people ply their trades
and bend their energies to the im
provpment of our county. The
politicians and caLdidates will
Why do not the "many friends"
of some good man push him for
Ward for the mayoralty ? Our town
election is almost at hand, and it is
of sufficient importance in its conse
quences, to demand some attention.
There is, we think, a disposit:on to
retain the present council in office,
and we are satisfied that no harm
would result to the town from doing
so, for the affairs of the town have
been wisely administered during
their term of office. The Mayor
has, however, fraitly and candidly
given his reasons for wishing to
withdraw from the position he now
-occupies, and we take it for granted
that the voters'of the town will give
these reasons a favorable considera
- tion. In the event that Mr. Pope is
not to be re-nominated, it might be
well to have the attention of those
who will control the election di
reted to some good man who is
worthy and willing to be his suc
We wish to know whether the
discussion of "Our Public High.
ways" will be put off, by common
consent, until the adjournment of
Congress, and Senator Butler's re
turn from Washington. Unless it
has been decided that the matter
-* shall be kept in the background
until his return, it is time to renew
the discussion. Later in the year
the air will ~be full of politics, and
the highway to office will engross
* the thoughts of the people-to the
utter exclusion of the much traveled
* and much discussed public high
ways. During the lull in the news
department, the editors of the State
might make judicious and whole
some commentaries on Senator But
ler's epistles to the people of South
Carolina. It is important that the
true merit of these epistles should be
disclosed to the view of the public,
for they embrace "the plan" for im
* proving the public highways.
"The View of the State" pub
lished by the News and Courier a
few dzys ago, showing the indus
trial growth of South Carolina,
called forth favorable comment in
all parts of the country. The view
taken of our industrial growth, by
some of our Northern contempora
ries, is somewhat amusing, not to
say funny. Of course, they think
with one accord, and they are not
slow to express the opinion, that
all the goed that can be discovered
in our political or industrial life is
the immediate result of the aboli
-tion of slavery. They always sup
posed that freedom was better than
slavery, and with an air of superior
wisdom they give us a word of
commendation. The elevation of
the negro to civil and political
rights was, they thin'k, our salva
tion. This from the Boston Herald
will be taken with some allowance:
"It was one of the stroig argu
ments in favor of slavery that the
negro would not work if' free. But
he is free, and he works more in
dustriously than the white man of
the South does to-day. In South
Carolina the industry of the col
ored taan eannetbe ansrd."
PEN AND SCISSORS.
Greenwood is talking about a
cotton seed-oil mill.
Do not count things too soon, un
til the parson has had his say.
Greenwood is to build a $10,000
Ninety-Six has been indulging in
a Leap year party. It was a suc
It is understood that Fred Doug
lass will settle 'amicably with his
house-keeper, Louise Sprague.
W. C. McGregor, Columbia, S.
C., says: "Brown's 1ion Bitters
has merit and it has given satisfac
The colored Republicans of
Florida have -held a Convention.
The object is to inaugurate an in
dependent party movement.
"Prince Napoleon Victor, a son
of Prince Napoleon, will visit this
country next spring."-Ex.
What a flutter there will be if he
is not married.
The Saluda Argus say the oat
crop has been slightly injured, and
it is thottght the yield will nearly
reach that of 1882. Our farmers
do not talk encouragingly about
their oat prospects.
It is said the Workingmen's par
ty will have this ticket for '84.
For President, Ben Butler, for
Vice President, Baker Harrison of
Chicago. Ben is very pliable and
can be shaped to suit any party. -
The Bankrupt Bill has been re
ported favorably on to the Senate.
It preserves State exemptions, and
authorizes involuntary proceeding
only against persons, whose debts
amount to more than $1000, and
nly against traders.
The barkeepers in Greenville
have prepared a list of thirty-eight
men in that city and county who
are confirmed drunkards, and have
resolved to sell them no more liq
An example that other places
might well follow.
Miss M. A. Lucas of Chester Co.
has entered suit against Mr. J. P.
Ferguson for breach of promise.
She claims that her tender heart
has been injured $20,000. We
thought this leap year. Look out
boys do not let any advantage be
taken of you.
A Texas prophet declared that
1834 would "bristle and groan with
disaster," and the groaning has al
ready begun. At least twenty-three
Texas editors have been presented
with boy babies since the 1st of
Waste no time; delays have dan
gerous ends ! If a member of your
family is suffering with a slight
cough or cold, don't wait until it
develops itself into consumption,
but procure at once a bottle of Dr.
Bull's Cough Syrup and cure that
"It is one of the sad signs of the
times that so many prominent peo
pie are in arrears for pew rent."
True, and it will be a wonder if
some merchants near by those
churches do not think it is "sad
sign" that some of the fine things
displayed in those same pews are
in arrears on the same pay roll.
The best tonic medicine-one
that is not composed mostly of
alcohol or whiskey-is Brown's
Iron Bitters. It is guaranteed to
be non-intoxicating and will abso
ltely kill all desire for whisky and
other intoxicants. It has been
thoroughly tested and proven itself
in every instance a never failing
cure for dyspepsia, indigestion, bil
liousness, weakness, debility, over
work,rheumnatism, neuralgia, kidney
An Abbeville young lady was en
gaged and had the day set and the
young man had engaged the parson,
and the knot was to be tied on the
20th inst. An old beau came and
proposed, a change of venue, the lady
consented, and wedded No. 2, after
sending a note to No. 1 advising
him to make no further prepara
tions. The young man did not go
wild nor did he go into spasms over
his disappointment, but in less than
four hours he was all right and
laughing over the blighting news,
with another girl.
"As TRUE As PREACINIG.-In our
recollection several newspapers
have made great men, but very few
great men indeed have ever suc
eeded in making a newspaper."
[New York Sun.
This' thing of papers making
great ment is too common. Instances
of this kind of great men might be
called to mind even in our own
State. If the man could always be
weighed by his real worth, not by
what is said of him, newspaper ar
ties would have little effect. The
people too often let laudatory
articles over-reach their judgment.
A few 'evenings ago Richard
Valentine, a well-to-do farmer called
at the house of a friend, Miss
Annie Jackson, a cousin of the
hostess, remarked to Mr. Valentine
that it was leap-year, and that if a
young lady asked him to marry her
he would -have to do it or buy her
a new dress. He said, that was
right, and she then "popped the
question." He thought it was bet
ter to marry first and buy the diress
afterward, so he told her to put on
her things and come. They drove
to Roslyn, and were married the
same evening. The bridegroom is
a man of wealth, and it is generally
nannded that the yongr lady acted
Tribute to Mrs. J. N. Lpscomb
By the State Grange at its last
Mr. S. R. Adams, of the com
mittee on memorial resolutions, sub
mitted the following report, which
was adopted by a rising vote:
Your committee and resolutions
expressive of the feelings of this
body at the death of Sister Lip
scomb, submit the following:
Whereas, in the wisdom of Him
who doeth all things well, Sister
Lipscomb, Worthy Matron of the
State Grange of South Carolina, is
numbered with the dear departed
Resolved, That in the death of
our Sister the immediate-dear ones
left behind have lost a tender, lov
ing mother and confiding, helpful
bosom companion, the church a
mother in Israel, and the Patrons
of Husbandry a Matron indeed.
- Resolved, That We bow in hum
ble submission to the will of Him
who knows best.
Resolved, That a blank page on
our minute books be inscribed to
the memory of her, of whom it has
been truly said:
"With the golden light of her wavy
She hath gone to the fields of the
She hath left her dwelling lone."
MRS. A. W. PARROTT,
S. R. ADA3's,
H. W. PAnROTT.
Hen Partles.-Their Lonesomeness.
From the Greenville News.
The young ladies of Union re
cently gave a party to which no
men were invited or admitted.
There was dancing and conversation
and mirth and music, and all who
were present declared that they had
had a delightful time. There were
no awkward masculine feet to play
havoc among dainty fabrics, and
no stupid masculine brains to get
the figures and steps all wrong and
inspire untimely speeches. All
was dainty, gentle, feminine and
thoroughly lovely, according to the
report of the Union Times.
Nevertheless, we do not believe
that that style of entertainment
will reach any very great degree of
popularity among the young women
of the country. While they are al
ways ready to affirm with all proper
vehemence the superior attractions
and beauties of their own sex, an
opinion in which we fully ecincide,
we have noted with perennial sur
prise through a protracted ard va
ried observation that their prefer
ence seemed to be for the society
of men. An assemblage of young
ladies in which there are no men
at all or too few to go around, us
ually has an aspect of subdued
lonesomeness. The hilarity may be
very great and the music of woman
ly mirth may tinkle far through the
enraptured atmosphere, but if there
be a scarcity of men there is inevit
ably an indefinable aspect of some
We do not know how to account
for this, but it is a melancholy
truth. And on the'other hand, we
have observed that the sparkle in a
young lady's eye is never quite sc
bright, the color in her cheeks nev
er quite so intense, the smiling of
her lips never quite so spontaneous
as when she is the centre of a group
of a dozen of the awkward, tobac
co perfumed, adoring men. Al:
these things are too deep for us,
and we will not attempt to philoso
phize about them. We can only
throw a few facts to the world for
its discussion. But we do not be
lieve that "Hen parties" will ever
become universally adopted insti
tutions in society. Furthermore.
we have grave, perplexing doubts
never having attended one-if the
enjoyment of them is quite as ear
nest as is the pleasure of those per
sons who from time to time corn
pose what are known as "Stag par
ties," although we dare say the for
mer are vastly more elegant and
improving than the latter.
3MR. ODELL DUNCAN.
The News and Courier pays the
following deserved tribute to our es.
teemed fellow citizen, Mr. B. Odell
Duncan, who has been for several
years connected with the consular
In no department of the Govern.
ment is there more need of both in,
telligence and experience than it
the consular service. Yet the Pres.
ident cheerfully kicks out deserv.
ing officers in order to made place
for personal friends. The case o1
the consul at Naples is a striking iI
lustration of the extent to which
favoritism is carried. Mr. B. Odell
Duncan was appointed United
States Consul at Naples in 1869,
and previous to that time he had
been Consul in Germany for four
years. From 1869, with the excep
tion of a few months when he was
Consul at Smyrna, Mr. Duncan re.
mained at Naples as consul until
last fall; when he was transferred
from that place to Catania, Sicily.
This was promotion backward, as
Catania is a far less important place
than Naples and the emoluments
are smaller. Mr Duncan declined
to go to Catania, and is ousted al
together. His successor in Naples
is the son of a personal friend of
the President, who has never before
been in the Consular service, speaks
no foreign language and knows
nothing of Consular liusiness, but
he is in poor health and wishes
to spend a year or two in a South
ern climate, at the public expense.
Mr Duncan, on the other hand, is
a fine linguist, understands his buis
iess thoroughly, and has made
himself thoroughly respected by
both Italians anid foreigners at
"The Female Academy" again.
MR. EDITOR :-I would like to prin
a word as an addition to your las
week's Editorial on the subject of Th
Female Academy. I have no reasoi
for supposing that your article was ir
tended to be anything else than kin
to the Academy. Yet it is calculated t
mislead, or might so do. It is tru
that there have been enrolled 112 pt
pils since the beginning of the Sessio
in Sept.; but that does not mean ths
there has been an actual attendance c
112. The highest average atteudanc
during any one month since Sept. ha
been 72 27-100, and for the 5 month
ending Gth, Feb. the average atten
ance was 01 and a fraction. Beside
the capability of a teacher is shown b
the advancement of his pupils and nc
by the number that he may undertak
The Trustees have felt the necessit
for additional teachers at the Acad<
my. What could-be the object in at
tempting to raise funds with which t
enlarge the school building if it is nc
to make room for additional help i
teaching? You have put the horse a
the wrong end of the cart-That's al:
Urge upon the people the duty thw
thev owe to themselves and the!
daughters to cularge the A-adem
bufilding and the Trustees will, I ar
sure, see to it that the school shall b
so conducted as to be most efficien
The Academy, little noise as it make4
is no little thing. It is one of the mos
important if not the most important fa(
tor in the problem of Newberry Societ3
and every citizen ought to be intereste
in its work. It is due to the members c
the Board to say, that they have, i
every instance that has come unde
my observation, tried to discharge cor
scientiously their sacred trust. I r(
member once when it was proposed t
a gentleman to teach at the Academ
only 12 or 15 girls for as many hun
dred dollars that the Board said, "Nc
the Academy is not designed for th
rich' alone-the poor man must be a]
lowed to receive its benefits."-Hoi
then can they discriminate? Whor
shall they refuse to receive as pupili
In so for as contributions in money fc
the needs of the Academy is concert
ed, I venture the assertion that th
members of the Board have given te
times more than any other eight me
in the County. In this I stand upo
the record. I say this not because
am employed by the Board; I do n(
"crook the pregnant hinges of th
knee where thrift may follow fawr
ing," and that the Board well knom
but because justice demands that th
public should know how far these me
have done their duty.
N. F. A. A. P. PIFER,
Feb. 18th. 1884. Principa
FOR THE HERALD.
MR. EDITOR: Thinking that yc
would like to hear something froi
No. 4, 1 drop you a line in behalf <
our sons and daughters. Everythir
is quiet, and we seem to bear up m
der the hard times as cheerful as tl
spring. The weather is warm, al
the merry spring-bird begins to glai
den our hearts. The grain crop
laroer than usual and looking fin
Fields are glowing with industry. A!
I promised to say something of tl
sons and daughters and husbands to
I say Prohibition ; a dry ticket 1
your town would benefit No. 4, or ar
other No. I do not say that No. 4,
worse than any other, but she taki
the lead. It is a sad sight to see
husband on returning home not kno
his wife, and shake hands with her.i
a stranger, and putting on the airs
a weak-eyed fop enquires of her wher
abouts, asking about her horse at
buggy as if she were travelling throus
the country, or puts her down as
book agent, but after finding the su
pected agent is his wife, and overcon
by his terrible mistake, retires f
the balance of the night to make he
nests, with the conclusion that lI
wife ought to be whipped. Now
think you and every true citizen w
advocate Prohibition from the mon
tain to the seaboard.
This item of pleasing intelligence
from a colored reader of the HERAL
and one who feels a deep interest
the cause of education, we ire glad
hear from him:
We arc pleased to announce th
we have a good Teacher one mo
time at the Tranquil school. Sin
Mr. W. C. Sligh left we have been de
titute of a teacher that would dischari
his dutty as we thought was necessar
Our school has a better opening tI
term than it ever had before, and sini
it has been open we have great can
for pride, in knowing that it is qui
prosperous. We feel a pride in
success, and in the prosperity ofi
amiable and accomplished teacht
The school has from forty to fifty dai
For the Cure of Coughs, Colds
Hoarseness, Bronchitis,Croup, Influ
enza, Asthma, Whooping Cough, In
cipient Consumption and for the re
liefof consumptive persons in advan
ced stages of thieDisease. For Sale
by all Druggists.-Price, 25 Cents
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
By Jacob B. Fellers,Probate Judi
WHEREA.5, John C. Sligh hath mat
suit to me to grant him Letters
Administration of the estate and
cts of G. S. Sligh, deceased.
Tihese are, therefore, to cite am
adonishi all and singular the kindri
andI creditors of the said G.
Sigh, deceased, that they be am
appear before me, in the Court
Prba-te, to be held at Ne'wberry Cou
House on the 4th day of March, nex
after publication hereof, at 11 o'cloi
i the forenoon, to shew-cause, if am
they have, why the said Administr
tion should not be granted. '
Given under my Hand this 18th di
of February Anno Domini, 1884.
J. B. FELLERS. P . N. C.
LONDON hAIR RESTORER--REAT ENSLU
-oilet Article. Restores growth, cok
gloss, and softness. Removes Dandro
Aristocatc families of Great Britian e
dors It ganY Sfl. raan
.e Bugs and
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The Prescription Dept
- Can always be relied upo
SGRAND ART XTERTAWET!~
IMonday Evening next Feb. 25th.
Tuesday Evening next Feb. 20th.
MR, CIAS, M. CAUGHY, A. M
will give his great Views of
SITALY . -MONDAY EVENING,
for the benefit of the.
Tickets to first fioor, including Re
~served Seat--------- - - Oc.
SGallery,--- -- ---- 25-.
gTickets for saile at Sch.olt'z Jewelry
Newb$erry, S. C., Feb'y. 19, 1884.
SThe Merchants Protective Associa
Stion will hold their regular meeting,
,next Monday evening, 25th, inst. at S
o'clock in the office. of G. S. Mower.
SElection of officers, and other business
Sof importance will be transacted. All
Smembers are requested to attend.
J. W. COPPOCK,
A A(A8KITOF PEARL8!
Should be seen in a pretty girls mouthi,
e yet how often do you see dark and un
r sightly rows of teeth showing a lack
. of care wvhich is inexcusable. WOOD'S
s ODONTINE will not make teeth
I grow, baut it will and does, clean them
ii and prevent tartar from accumulating
- on them. It is harmless and efficeient
as thousands can testify. 25c. a bottle.
W. C. FISHER,
Columbia, S. C.
For s.de in Newberry. Feb. 20-1m
LIBR A RY.
-. Can he slipped into your pocket,
and unl!ike the old Seaside form it will
enot fall out and get lost. The form of
e these Novels is more attractive, while
econtents and the price are thesae
s Lucid, Lively, Light,
They are for sal at the
- Herald Book Store.
Call and see them.
TeCou.nty Commissioners call the atten
tidn of landowners to the Jaw r(quiring said
landowners to remove from the running
streams of water upon their lands all trash,
rees, rafts and timber during the months of
March and September in each year.
JAS. K, P. GOGGANS, Clerk.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
MdFall & Satterwhite,
Sallie F. Boag.
By virtue of an execution to me directed
in the above stated case, I wilt sell at New
brry Court House on the first Monday (sale
day) in IMarch next at public outery to the
highest bidder, One Gold Watch and one
Levied on as the propert.y of Sallie F.
.. Sheriff's Office, Feb. 12th, 1884.
'. B. WHEELER,
7-3t. s.,N. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
The Singer Manufacturing Company
James B. Clary and David S. Johnson.
By virtue of an execution in the
above stated case to me directed, I will
sell at Neberry Court House on the
first Mo nday (Saleday) in March, A.
D. 1884,. at public outcry to the highest
bidder, all that tract or plantation of
land situate in the County and State
aforesaid. and partly within the Cor
porate lrMits of Newberry, containing
one hundred and eighty-five acres
more or less, and bounded by lands of
George A. Langford, Mrs. M. E. Har
mon, Geo. DeWalt and others.
Levied on as the property of David
Terms Cash. Purchaser to pay for
7Sheriff"5 Office, Feb. 7th, 1883.
DA. W EELEB, S. N. C
u eredSat- --- 5 c
For the next 4M days we will
sell all heavy weight
AT MANUFACTURERS COST
As every one well knows we hve T
largest and best stock in Town, and as
we have [since our opening] always
led in styles and prices, we still pre
pose to keep up our reputation and ~
we feel no hesitancy in saying we can. (
discount any bill bought in Newberry,
provided first blass goods are taken
We also have a JOB LOT of
Which we will close out at and belo
(JO S T. These Hats are allright in
every respect, and it is only to make
room for Sprino- Hats that we close
them out at suc a great sacrifice.
Call early before the best and most
desirable goods are picked over.
CROTWELL'S NEW BUILDIN(}~
rtment in charge of
a, and all Prescriptions
W. T. GAFFORD,
HUess -& Sadd-Ie
Maker and Repairer.
AT GILLILAND'S OLD STAND.
Having just commenced business in
Newberry I respectfully ask a share of
the public patronage, and promise to
give general satisfaction both in price
Bridge to Let.
The County Commissioners will be at Can
non's Creek on the Columbia Road, near J.
B. Suber's at 11 o'clock, A. M., on Friday
29th of February, for the purpose of award
Ing a contract for building a bridge acras
said creek at that point. Bridge to be let tc
lowest bidder. In the mean while plans and
specifications may be seen In the offlee o
JAS. K. P. GOGGANS, Clerk.
I hereby forbid and warn all persom
from hiring or harboring Joe Dominiel
who is under contract with me for th(
year 1884. Any person hiring him i
any way will be prosecuted to tht
fullest extent of the law
6-3t*GEO. H. TAYLOR.
I an now prepared to furnish Firsl
Class Board, without lodgings, t<
young men and old men. Fare good
andecharges low. Dinner furnished t<
counry men at 25 cents each.
FIRST DOOR ABOVE
TODD'S GROCERY STORE.
L. W. P. RISER,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY
IN THE COURT OF COMMO3
Precious Ellen Thomas admu'x. vs
Nancy Carter and others.
By order of the Court herein, dlated
24th Dcc. 1883, I will sell at public
outry, before the Court House al
Newberry, on the first Monday ir
Mafeh 1884, all that tract of land lying
in the County and - State. aforesaid
containing one hundred and fifty-flv<
acres more or less, and bounded b3
lads of A. B. Cromer, Hawkins Den
nis, Brown & Mosely, Mary Shealy
TERiMS-The purchaser will be re
quired to pay cash one-half of the pur
chase money, and to secure the bal
ance payable at twelve months, witi
interest from day of sale, by a bon<
and mortgage of the premises sold.
SILAS JOHNSTONE, Master.
Master's Office, Feb. 6th, 1884.
Feb. 6, 7-3t.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Office of State Superintendent of Edu.
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 2, 1883.
I hereby certify that
Appletons' Readers, [Charts,
A letons' Elementary Reading
Apletonsa' Standard Geographies,
Johonnot's Geographical Reader,
Shepherd's Historical Reader,
Krusi's System of Drawing,
Lupton's Elementary Principles o1
The Song Wave,
published by D. Appleton & Co., o:
New York. have been prescribed fot
use in the Schools of South Carolins
for five years, endIng August 31, 1888;
Badwin's Art of School Management,
published by the same firm, has beeri
recommended for the use of teachers.
State Superintendent of Education.
The above named books, which have
been prescribed for exclusive use in Ab
beville, Berkeley, Georgetown, Green.
vlle, Horry, Lancaster, Laurens, Marl.
boro. Oconee, Pickens, Spartanburg
Newberry, and Union Counties, is
the past few weeks, are for sale at our
introductory and exchange prIces for
90 days, at book stores of.
TOS. F. GRENEKER, and JNO.
A. CHAPMAN, Newberry, S. C.
and arrangements will be eff'ected in a
few days to have them on sale In every
section of the country.
For fu~rluars address
en. Ag't .AC