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loonlight, calm, serene and tender,
Flooding earth with silv'ry splendor.
How thy magic beauties lend a
Charm to ev'ry hill and dale.
O'er the gloomy, distant green copse,
- Rustling loaf and nodding tree-tops,
Waving bough and sparkling dow-drops,
Thou art resting like a veil.
Calmly smiling on the river,
Whore the wavolots dance and quiver,
And the trembling starboams shiver,
As they take their nightly sail.
Falling through the cottage window,
None to banish-none to hinder,
On the polished, brazen fender,
And the snowy parlor wall.
Ling'ring on the lordly castle,
Clothing both the prince and vassal,
811v'ring ov'ry silken tassel,
Carpeting the stately hall.
Hov'ring 'round the lonely tombstone,
List'ning to the plaintive wind-mooan,
Or the wilder, sadder heart.groan,
And the mournor's bitler call.
Kissing soffly golden tresses,
Giving gently mute caresses,
All the world thy beauty blesses,
With its lustre argentine.
See the aliy, graceful showers,
Falling on the fragrant flowers,
Jasmine groves oui orange bowers,
s Ivy, myrtle, eglantine.
Moonlight, fairy, fliok'ring, dancing,
Nightly on us gally t lancing,
Other charms so much enhancing,
Nothing can compare to thine.
rleeting of the State Agricultural Society.
The Society met at the Court
House, pursuant to adjournment.
The Committee on Summer Meet.
ings reported, and the report was re
ceived and laid over.
Mr. J. S. Richardson submitted
resolution requesting the President to
state the result of his conference with
the City Council of Columbia as to the
pending proceedings for the recovery
of the Fair Grounds, upon which
President Hlagood made the statement
that he bad held the conference, as
requested, but that the City Council
had, arrived at no definite action In
The President was then requested
by the Society to ask a final confer
ence with the Council on the subject
A communication was received
from the South Carolina Institute,
at Charleston, being a commission to
Major E. Wills as a delegate from
that society to visit the State Agricul
tural and Mechanical Society.
Major Willis was invited to a seat
on the floor, and to participate in the
deliberations of the Society. Major
Willis extended an Invitation from
the city of Charleston to the Society
to bold its meetings ia that city an.
nually, or at any time which may be
determined by the Society.
i Mr. Hope, from the Committee, to
audit the accounts of the Secretary
and Treasurer, reported the same cor
root; and the report was adopted.
The Society proceeded to eleot offi
cers with the following result:
* President, T. W. Woodard, Fair
ldt. Vice President, J. W. Watts,
2. Vice President, Noah Hoffman,
8d. Vice President, John S. Rich.
4th. Vice President, Edward Hope
Seretary and Treasurer, Col. D.
Wyatt Aiken, Abbeville.
'Executive Committee, F. A. Con
Dor, Cokesbury ; Col John B. Moore,
Sumter ; Maj. R. M. Sims, York ;
,Col. W. Wallace, Columbia ; Col. J.
P. Thomas, Columbia.
Mr. Richardson offered the follow
elsolved, That the Society bold its
Spring or Summer meetings in the
city of Charleston on the fourth Tues
day in May next.
2. That the President appoint com
mittees of one or mere upon the
various crops and other subjects
deemed by him appropriate, who
shall report at maid meeting.
3. That he publish the subloot with
the list of committees at his Ielsure.
The President elect was conducted
to the Chair by Messrs. Gary, Butler
and Folder, and delivered his inauga.
rat address in brief but fitting terms.
Col. 3. P. Thomau moved a com
mittee of five be appointed to adjust
the relations which shall exist be
tweon the Agrinnltural and Moohani
oalSoolety and the proposed Auxilary
Joint Stock Company, and to re.
port at the next meeting of this So
The motion was adopted and the
Chair appointed the committee.
Mr. J. S. Richardson offered the
following, which was unanimously
Resolved, That the thanks of this
Society are eminently due, and are
hereby tendered to our late President,
General Johnson Hagood, for his long
faithful and efficient services ronder
ed as our presiding officer. That in
retiring from his post, he will carry
with him our esteem and gratitude,
and our best wishes for his contined
success in life.
Blowing the Whistle.
A "Yankee story," heard by us
some two years ago in England, may
not be now to our readers, since the
'texture' seens to show the
cis-Atlantic loom. In our opinion,
however, it is so good that we are
tempted to give it at the risk of its
being a repetition.
An American-a veritable 'Down
Easter,' and not to be mistaken for
any other stripe-was riding in an
English railway carraige, his sole
oompanion being an Englishman,
equally unmistakablo as a typical
John Bull." They (were strang
era to one another, and had trav
eled some five miles or more
without a word passing between them.
The 'whistle' was heard, interrupt
ing their unsociable meditations ;
when the Yankee, whose curiosity
could not any longer *be kept in res.
traint, asked what it was for.
'Aw-aw I' ynwnedithe Britisher.
'Signal we are gawing to stop at a
Jonathan oraned his neok out of the
window, but could not see no signs of
a station. Ile said so to his travel
'Of course you onwn't see it,' was the
reply. 'It's more than five miles from
heaw. Our railway makes such speed.
It is absowutely necessary to sound
the signal five miles off, to give the
engineer time to stop off his steam
put on the bweak, and suspended the
motion. I pwesume you don't make
such speed on the other side of the
'Wall stranger,' somewhat tartly re
joined Jonathan, seeing that his na
tionality was discovered, 'we make
considerable time t'other side too.
We tried the whistle, but it wouldn't
do nohow. I destinctly remember
travelin' on a train atween Boating
and the Green Mountings of Varmont
on which was a conductor who depen
ded on his whistle. Wal, as we were
streaking along, we seed 'bout ten
miles ahead a team of oxens and a
wagon with their driver whippin'
'em acroust the rails. Our conductor
ordered the loudest kind of screech
put on the whistle ; and that war the
lsast thing I heard, 'eeption' a all fired
smash, that knocked sound out of ears,
and daylight out of my eyes. I reck
on I mus' a been dead for more' five
'When I kim to my senses agin, I
seed the wagon lyin' on the railway
track broke up into spokes, the oxen
knocked into equash, and the driver
lyin' dead on the top of 'em. And
besides the hole of the railway ears
war off the track ; the passengers
crushed and squirm in,' and the con..
ductor lyin' as if he'd been drawn
and quartered. Jest at that minute
the whistle he'd ordered to be sounded
'bout ten miles back came past ; but
it came too late. Yes, stranger ; we
tried the thing in tho States. It
wouldn't do. It warn't quick
enough ; and we're now usin' electric
John Bull, who as a matter of
course, was provided with a Times
newspaper, who made no rejoinderf;
but unfolding the broad sheet, and
raising it so as to hide his ruddy face,
remained during the rest of the jour.
Advance of insurance Rates.
The New Haven Register of the
28rd ult., says :
For some day. past a committee
from the National Board of Insurance
has been examing property in this
city, and fixing the rates at which
they shall be insured in the future by
companies belonging to the Board.
They have nearly finished their busi
ness. The result of their examina
tion has been to advance the rates of
insurance, and those individuals who
think they are compelled to insure
their premises, grumble at the ad
vance considerably. Committees have
been sent out from the National Board
to other cities to fix the rates of insu
A Notorious Cha racter.
The negro Kirk, who was convicted
in the Superior Court yesterday on
two Indictments for burglary in the
night time, was a remarkably hard
case. In his statement to the jury
he didn't look for anything but a ver.
diet of guilty. He stated that he
was from Charleston, had been sent
to the penitentiary for the part he
took In the street oar riots, but had
boon pardoned by Governor 8cott
after serving only four days of his
term.--Ch&ronielc and M fntinaL.
How bright and beautiful is love I
fts hour of purity and innocence
how mysteriously does it etherialia
feeling, and concentrate every wil
and bowildering impulse of the hear
Love, holy and mysterious love-it :
the garland spring of life, the dreai
of thelheart, the impassioned poetr
of nature, its song is heard in tl
rude and unvisited solitude of the fai
forests, and thronged haunts of bus
life ; it embellishes with its flame
the unpretending cot of the peasan
and the gorgeous palace of the mon
arch, flashes its holy gleam of ligh
upon the measured traok of the home
less wanderer, hovers about the im
periled bark of the storm-beate
mariner, enfeebles the dark bendin
wing of the muttering tempest, an<
imparts additional splendor to th
beacon that burns "on the far distan
Love is the mystio and unseen spel
that harmonizes and 'soothes unbid
den,' the wild and rugged tendencie
of human nature, that lingers abou
the sanotity of the domestio hearth
and worshipped deity of the penetra
lia, and unites in firmer union th<
affootions of social and religious socie
ty ; gathers verdant freshness aroun<
the guarded cradle of helpless infan
cy, and steels in moonlight darknes
upon the yielding heart of despairing
age-it bushes into reposing calinoes
the chafed and unrelenting spirit o
sorrow, and bears it from the existing
anticipated evils of life, to its ow,
right and sheltering power of repos.
-transforms into a generous devotiot
the exacting desires of vulgar interes
and sordid avaric2, and' melts int<
a tearful compassion of sensibility.
The image which holy and undecay
ed love has portraitured on the
deep shrine of the heart, will noi
vanish like lineaments which child
hood's finger in idle moments may
trace upon the sand-that image wil
remain there unbroken and untharred
-it will burn out undefaced in ita
lustre, amid the quick rush of the
winds and the warring of the tempest
3loud-and when the wavering "stai
Af fate seems declining," the bowei
ind bewildering spirit, like the trem
bling dove of the patriareh, will meet
its home and its refuge in that hal
towed fane, where love presides as
igh priestess of its sanctity, and con
icorates to unbending truth the offer
)d voice of her votaries.
Yes, pass it along, whether you bo
lieve it or not ; that one-sided whis
>er against the character of a virtu.
>us female. You say you don't be.
Lievo it, but you will use your infin.
.nco to bear up the false report., ad
pass it on the current. Strange crea.
ures are mankind . How mn
reputations are lost by surmise I iIon
many hearts have bled by a whisper
[low many benevolent deeds are
hilled by the shrug of a shoulder
Row many individuals have beer
ihunned by a gentle mysterious hint
[low many chaste bosoms have beer
wrung with grief by a single nod
Flow, many graves have been dug by a
Yes, you will pass, the slander
long ! you will keep it above the
water by a wag of your tongue whet
ou might sink it forever. Dles'roy
~he passion for telling a tale, we
ray. Lisp netsa word that may in.
pure the character of another. Bie
letermiined to listen to no story that
a~ repeated to the injury of another;
und as far as you are concerned the
lander will die. But tell .it once
~nd it may go.
Under the caption of "True story,'
~he Rod Wing Re~p ubIlecan send. oul
he following :
A clerical gentleman narrated the
following incident to a party of
rriends a few evenings ago, being the
story as told him by an eyo-witnesi
af the singular facts :A picnic par.
ty were lately assembled on the banlb
of the Zumbro river in Hyde Park
Wabaeh county, when a large rattle
mnake was discovered near by. One
of the party picked up his violin, say,
ing that ho had heard that music
would charm a snake, and began play
mng when to the astonishment of all
another rattlesnake came out of the
rocks and coiled up, listening to the
music in apparent enjoyment. Thiu
was immediately followed by another
and another, until nine had appeared
none of whom were In the least dia
turbed by the people present, but al]
quietly assumed the attitude of con
tented auditors. At the conolusioz
of the concert the rattlesnakes wor<
Bennett's Will to be Contested.
James Gordon Bennett, the late
editor of the New York Herald, lefi
a large bequest to his wife, but onlj
on condition that she remained a
widow. This condition will, it Is said
be set aside by the courts. It hai
been judicially decided over and ovei
again that all conditions in restraint
of marriage are opposed to public
policy an d are simply null and void
Mrs. Bennett Is much younger that
her, late husband and miay marrj
The Fueral of Mrs. Greeley,
n Tho funeral of Mrs. Greeley, wife
- of the Hon. Horace Greeley, tool
e place at noon Friday, the 1st instant,
d frow the church of the Divine Pater.
. nity, New York. The church wai
s crowded with sympathizing friends.
a There were too pall bearers, blessrs.
y John E. Williams, Augustus Schell,
o Waldo Hutchins, D,-. Ed. Bayard,
r Alvin J. Johnson, Richard H. Man.
y ning Marcus Spring. Isiah T. Williams,
s Ivory Chamberlain and John B. Stuart
The casket was a very handsome
one of polished walnut, silver mould.
t ing and handles. Mir. Greeley and
his daughters, Ida and Gabriello, to
gether with Mrs Stuart, came first,
a and wore followed by Mr. and Mrs.
Cleveland and a number of relatives
[ and friends. Dr. Chapin camo for
a ward and read a selection of consola.
t tory verses from Soripture, b'egiu.
ning with "Blessed be God, the Fath
o or of all Mercies." The Doctor then
made a few remarks, taking for his
text the verse, "Thanks be to God
who giveth us the victory, through our
Lord Jesus Christ." The services at
the grave in Gronwood Cemotory
were conducted by the Rev. Dr.
Woman Burned to Death-Two Circus
alcn Badly Burned
The Goldeboro Messenger says a
- di.tres.ing affair occurred on
Wed iesday night last, the evening of
tho performance of John Itobinson's
Circusi. There was an old well near
the placee of the exhibition, and while
the I copie were leaving the pavilions,
a negro womian walked into the will.
Mr, Clark, of the Ciccus em hn10 ee
jumped in after the womani. 'A large
crown collected arou.,d the -p . . d
Nicolas Ashe, anuther of the .. .n
men, was pushed intoi !h. u.l A
large lamp, which h:.; E..
near the well, was up. a - iu Kid
into the well. Tei woim,, % , . o1
enveloped in a flame th.a# d :,ojcel
life. 'rho men were baudy but not
teriously burned. A colured man was
also slightly burned.
The woman was the wife of Silas
White, and had no children. Mr.
John Robinson, assoon as lie board of
the heart-ronding aff1 ii, celled at the
Messenger office and left $20, for the
purpose of defraying the burial ex
Iinfulling Sponge Cake.
Weigh one pound of ft esh eggs in
the shell, an equal weight of pulveriz
ed white sugar, half a pound of fine
flour. Break the eggs and beat
separately the yolks and whites. Wo
always, when practicable, have one
person to beat the yolks steadily the
same length of time it takes another
person to beat the whitea until they
stand up perfectly stiff and dry. Add
sugar gradually to the yolks, then mix
in the whites. Lastly, cream, gently
in the flour, and be sure not to beat
at all afterward, or you will certain.
ly spoil the cake. Grate in the peel
of one lemon, and add also its strained
juice ; more if the fruit is indifferent.
Lemon is incomparably to be prefer
red as the seasoning for sponge-cake,
but if they are not to be obtained,
Things to be Settled.
Come now, boys, let us settle things
as absolute certainties when you
start in life:
Hie who never dr'inks' never will be
drunk. That's so isn't it 1 H~e who
sometimes drinks may be.
He who never goes into a gambling
saloon, never will gamble ; and ho
who never gambles necver loses ; but
he who goes to observe, may gamble,
and he who gambles will lose.
In all these, is it not best not to
begin ? B3eware of innocent begin.
nings in wrong ways, and remember
the old text : "There is a wiay that
soometh right unto man, but the end
thereof are the ways of death.
Hearth and Home.
Stanley, the sivingstone Explorer,
who was lately honored with a publie
reception by the ancient guild of Tum.
nors, of London, in the course of his
reply to addresses made to him on
that occasion, said:
It took seven months to reach Ujiji ;
now [coould reach it in four month.to
[Cheers.] I have studied the nature
of the country and its inhabitants
fairly well, and I cannot see why a
well-organized expedition might. not
start from the East African coast and
arri'.e within four months ina view of
the Tanganyika. [ohheera.] Herein I
recognize the utility of my work, as
well as that of Burton and Sp eke.
[Cheers.) It is, Indeed, availab le to
commerce and trade ; and it is in the
hands of moneyed men to take advan
tage of the explorer's labors, not only,
to obtain a pecuniary. profit from
trade enterprise, but to obtain the ao
knowledguments of oivilised nation, for
the dassling light ofocivilizationt upon
the poor, benighted savages of Africa,
and bringing them within the pale of
our sooiety. - [hoers,J
Hion. Thoms A. Hendricks is the
first Democratic Governor elected ina
Indiana sinee 1866. lie has three
times been a candidate-In 1860, in
1868. and in 1872.
A Singular Duel.
A very curious encounter recently
took place in London between two
German gentlemen of considerable
prominence in sooial and mercan
tile circles in the city. They quar
rolled-about a lady, of course-and
resolved to fight it out to the bitter
end. Seconds were accordingly ob
tained a physician and surgeon Sngag
ed, in the most approved fashion and
the duel was arranged to take place
in Finsburry Park. The combat was
not permitted to be waged there,
however, and after some trouble,
another location was selected, and
after the usual preliminaries the hos
tile parties proceeded at once to action.
It is asserted that they fought with dag.
gor-knives having blades seven inch
es in length ; that the distance they
stood apart was only at arm's length,
and the position toe to toe. The eyes
of each combatant were protected by
a vizard, and two of the fingers and
thumb were protected by the guard of
Hostilities commenced about 7
o'clock, and in the first few passes the
smaller antagonist wounded his aver.
sary twice in the right arm. The
wounds, however, were not of a char..
acter, in the opinion of the bystan.
der, to cause an cnd of the duel to be
declared. The contest proceeded,
and the thrusts and parries followed
each other in fiere succession. The
combatant who had gained the
earlier success seems to have
lost nerve, for, after twenty minutes'
severe fighting, lie lost his guard and
received an ugly gash from the corner
of the mouth to the end of the car.
The physician and seconds here inter
poused, and hostilities were suspended.
'he dangerously wounded man was
conevejed in his carriage to the Gar.
Receipts which some wag has con
cocted for the special beneft of farm.
To prevent Hoof-All in cattle-Cut
their legs off just above the hoofs.
To make Butter yellow-Work in
scrapped carrots and pounded butter
To make hens lay-Cut their heads
To fatten hogs-Own a grist-mill.
To cure hams-If of Western hogs,
soak 'em in whisky and strychnine ; if
of Eastern hoge, smoke 'eim.
To keep cattle free from lico
Singe the hair off close to the roots.
To prevent a cow from sucking her
scif-Suck her yourself, or milk her
To make a good garden-Get a
To "raise" Poultry-Call at your
neighbor's poultry yard in the night
The melancholy seafaring man
whose only joke was to call himself
the cook and captain and mate of the
Nancy brig, the boatswain tight and
the midshipmnite, and the crew of the
captain's gig, because he had incorpo.
rated all these men and brethren in
his own cannibal system, reminds one
of the figure cut by Mr. Duncan
toward the close of his conven
tionk Most of the delegates had gone
homA disgusted, and each as he went
authorized Duncan to cast his vote.
So thiit as the meeting flickered to its
close, the only imposing figure left in
it was the undaunted Blanton, victo.
rious over his gout and impervious to
ridicule, swinging the votes of a eon
tinent in the twiligbt void.--N. Y.
All persons ought to be instruoted
how to shut a door. Few know how.
As a rule, the door is shut by the wind
or it is putshed, slammed or tanged
shut.- I low delightful to the sensi
tive ear of a neryous invalid I Then
the heavy stop, like a horse on a
bridge, which some people have.
Another glides about the house sylp'h.
like that it is, indeed, the poetry of
motion." W hat a differenee I
Reader, do try to learn how to shut
a doer, and to move around in the
house espeoially In a sick-room.
The Marquis of. WVestminister is
the proprietor of probably the most
expensive ceiling in the world. It
cost the enormous sum of .?22,000,
and consists of the best Spanish ins.
hogany, two feet in thickness, a foot
deep of which is elaborately carved
around with the letters, W. 0. The
cornice to the ceilitig is of polished
ebony of the finest description, and
is three feet wide. Upon .this are
magnificent paintings, copies from the
The Chattanooga Advertiser says
on last Sunday, 27th nIt., eleven
wagon loads of emigrant. fropn Mur
ray, Whitfield and Monroe eount~ies,
passed through 8uminervidte en route
for Arkansas. -It understande that
so many people'and oxen have moved
from Murray oounty to Arkansas $bat
corn has fallen to 25 cent. pew bael,
and no demand for abuehe aund other
- The Union deRJpQE t~hr sIa( peO.
oadaloes in CoWam'bla e a oaa
The Georgia Ghost-i.
A 1100 APPEARS ON THE nofAR'9--ti
VANISHES LIKE A VAP-R-A SF
CAPTAIN TAKES A DRINK-'1'eX DiO
From passengers, conductors avr
officers of the Maeon ahd B ur riw
Railroad who arrived in the elt !.t
night, we learn that the houso of !'
Surronoy was yesterday the s.cene
greater if not wore exciteenot th
over. Curious people were arrivir
upon every train, each one bent upo
solving the mystery, and all co~imm
away more mystifled than when the
Mr. A. P. Surrenoy,' the owner <
the house, and his family, are ropre
resented to be thoroughly worn ou
with the strange ocourrencios and th
great crowds flocking to their former
ly peaceful home. They know noth
ing of the incomprehensible myster,
farther than Iwhat has already booi
told-that their household furnituri
has been ruined, or is every day be
ing destroyed by an unseen power.
A 1100 APPEARS ON THE FLOOR.
From Conductor 1-1. H. Sharpe, o
the Brunswick road, who came u
this morning, we learn that on yester
day, whilst six or eight n:en an(
women wore sitting in the front "or
parlor room, a hog deliveratoly walk
ed in at the door and without showinp
the slighest signs of trepidation ad
vanced to the coentro of the room
Every ono remained motionless-oon.
versation oeased-all eyes were turn
ed upon the strange visitor. The
hog stood for a moment, then made
a short oirole in the middle of the
door, and after doing so walked intc
an adjoining room. Every one fol
lowed it. Whilst som were it the
room, some in the door but all intent
ly watching what It would do, it in.
stantly vanished like a vapor or an
apparition, leaving its audience stupe.
fled with horror, with no one able to
tell how it escaped. The windows
wore down and no meani whatever
open for eseap3.
AN OLD SALT TAKES A STRANGR I)fNK,
Among the numerous visitors yes
torday was an old sea captain by the
name of Burns, who has been around
the world three or four times, and who
was determined to unravel the mys.
tery if possible, or at least some por
tion of it. Getting into the house lie
was told of the smoothing iron trichs,
and selectiiig that as A pari-ticular objeot
to watch, lie iat dvwn lfour it. lie
watched the iron for a long time
without seeing it move, and getting
dry he longed for a bottle of whiskoy
which he know Mr. Surroney had in
an adjoining room ; no sooner had ho
thought of this than the bottle fell
at his side. Ho picked it up and
helped himself, set it do wn and con.
tinued to eye the iron; it did not
move but, the bottle left as mysteri
ously as it appoared.-Macon Enter.
There is an ingenius patent modi.
cine vender in New York, and this im
his latest wanouvre : It appears, ac.
cording to his solemn statement that
Methuselah was enabled to hive for
centuries by the use of tihe M eth-sel-1h
pills, the ingredients of which w
only known to himself. 'l'bo r. c-r
was through seome moans losL, .ae.-l I
span of life has been growing *iu.
ever since. Fortunately lie stunm ni.
upon the recipe, and any lady or em
tleman who wishes to live half ma
dozen centuries has only to buy
box of these pills.
Grants Desire to be a Confoderate Cap
The Louisville Courier-Journal
states authoritatively that Ulysses 8,
Grant was an applicant for a csptain.
cy in Gen, Frost's (Confederate)
brigade, and that he did not get it for
the reason that the company, by a for
mal vote; refused to elect him be
cause of his notorious habits. If this
be true, Mosby, when he remarked to
Grant that but for the fore of
eircumstances, their positions might
be reversed, "builded wiser than he
kn~ew." But lie did not know what
were the ciroumstances.
"Phairest of the phair," sighed the
lover, "phancy my pheelings when I
phorsee the phoerful consequences of
our phleei ng phrom your phather's
phamily. Phew ph ellows, could have
phaced the music with so much phor
titude as I have ; and as phicklo
phiortune p hales to smile upon our
love, I pbind myself phorced to
phorego the pleasure of becoming
your husband. "Hold Phrankiin,
hold !" screamed Phrances, "I will
phollow yu phorever." But Phrank
lin pled adloving Phrances phain.
A country merchant went to
Clhigago a few days ago to purchase a
bill of goods. The last that was
beard of him he was- in his room,
murrounnded by seventeen drummers,
*hoe had ornwled through the transom
while an energetic reporter was below
alpumping the clerk for the age
# 4 nfotunate man, and the pro.
bable QIroumstanee of~ his ft~mily.
Our Next Governor.
S e admioibtration of Gov.
A r w ;I . - hall prove inore oredi.
tul;e *hth le.i past record of that
gentlem j . n I ii s partv, #ore will
bj1., a V oall i-n r etwoon the whites and
i'tu ( ho two yearr from this time
lad will w .rep the State from the
uounmmin to tho seaboard. Ile can
do muuh toni irds pOrpetuating the
Republican party in this State, and
give it a new political power, by puri
f ing the Stato government and lop.
gng tiff t he excroscences from tihe body
p. litio. Ilis friends claim that he
has1 the ability and willingness to on.
ter upou this work of reformation,
. and is dI sirous of reclaiming the past
t by anl himorable, upright course as the
Chief Magistrate of his nativo Stato.
We aiall not deter him from hisla Ian
d.aliC purpose by any capt ions op poe
sition, nor fail to eummend him when
ever it is deserved, and neither besl.
tato to denounce the semblance of
dishonesty in any of his offioial note,
as we have done those of his prode
cessors. But Governor Moses may
rest assured that thoro is a deep-soat.
od determination within the ranks of
his own party, among the most intel.
'igent of the colored race, to utterly
forsake every n'an who shall hereafter
betray the true intorests of the Btato,
and by uniting with their white fol.
low-citizens, seek to reconstruct the
commnonwoalth upon a different and
morm onduring basis.-Anderson In.
Foster Blodgett Again.
Tho Atlanta Sun gives the follow"
ing paitioulars of the statua of the
13lott case .
"A. short, expression which fell
from Judge Moagomory's lips, in do
livoriug his opinion, has caused the
securities of Blodgctt, to tile a new
bill. It was in this wiso : The exo
eution was issued against the parties
by tie Comptrollor General, based on
tho amount found against Blodgott by
the committe : and Judge M. re
marked, in substanco, that le sup.
posetd, and would take it for granted,
the Comptroller General had investi
gated the acconnt on which lie had is.
sued the exeeution :id futind it cor
reot ; upon which the attorneys for
thu parties praying the injunction
took an idea, amid on inquiry found
that the Comptrollor General had not,
in fact, audited the account, but had
only basod his execution upon tho
finding of the commiittco.
"The amended bill alleges that the
account must be carefully audited by
the Comptroller himsolf before ho
can issue the warrant, while the at
torneys for the State claim that the
Comptroller is fully authorized and
required by law to issue exoctions
I upon the finding and return to him, of
"And thus the caso conies again
before the Stiprmo Court."
A mule while being driven through
church streot yesterday, suddenly fell
upon hisi knees on the side walk in
front of "t. Philip's Churoh, and ro.
maiied in that posture n while. The
o dred cmarter who was driving him,
pazedl at thc prostrate boast and
-n eCm(~a~iwd, "you may pray for
Scatom of Iorace Greeley, amuch
. ,6u pieu, but (1rant gwine to beat
ii sar."--Charlston Courker.
lk-ntth of a Northern lisitor at Aiken.
r. JaLnvs A horerumnie, Jr., only
real ol thme Rev. Jamres Abercromie,
(4mhe Episceopal Clha'roh lit Liookport,
N. Y. dlied at A iken. S. C., on Satur
day last. Tlhe dl~eensed had recently
graduamted with high distinaetions, at
Hotba. tC(llege, Gencvu, and at the
timoe a k-- dethmtl was a candidlato for
the lh:iy esiting of his father, He
had been brought to Aiken by his
father for the benefit ofhis health.
- Tictory in linllin County.
The good people of this State will
be pleased to learn Th'lomas B. Jetere,
of Union, was elected on TIuosday,
to the Senate, from Union County,
beating his competitor, the notorious
June Mobley, by probably 500 ma~
joruty. Mar. Jetors election gives us
nine Conservatives in thme Senate,
which is a considerable gain over last
P. returned a borrowed horse to
the owner with a note saying: "
return by time bearer, your Horse.
You see I spell him with a capital H,
because ho starts off so capitally," and
recived in reply this :"HorsE all
right ;I spell im with a eap ital E,
because however cap itally he may
start off, he comes to a stop with the
Governor Smith, of Georgia, will
shortly iseuc invitations to the Got.
ernors of the Western and Southern
States, to meet at Atlanta on the 19th,
of November, for the purpose of de
liberating upon the subject of a canal
to connect the Tenneee River with
the Atlantic ocean at or near Savan
A Vineland, N. J., sweet potsto
measured 81 inches in length and 10
inches in circumference.