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" FAIRFIELD HERALD
"Wedncaduy'Murniiig. August 9, 1876.
~*NO s: ti~ NOYIm," Editor,
*cu x oazi didateM.
of Now York.
FOU VIOK PRESIDENT,
'4710OS..1. ii E.A'JJRICKS,
%-m4. ,T TR9LA1ttA9tT,
(1R' COMPTBIOLI~Rl b3EZIfAL,
YOU 8?.CRE'rAII*OF ' TAT3,
4'Ro 'ATIORM" ONI AI.,
- HUGH! S. THOMIPSON,
h' fI Al J1TAWIT oTNtAL.,
"t'. \V. MOTSE,
F~OR SOLICITOR " 01" THlE WXTYI CIRCUIT,
.T. C. GA8STON,
'6 'C heater.
The Question 8o6tt1oi.
The ticke~t which we platco dt the
head of thite'Colntmn sapeaks for itself.
Whntelver di1Trdnietq df opltditi hiyco
overcome by a vlgtbus employnent
of the peaceful and legitimtteibheas'
ures of political warfare. If the
people be hut united and cautious
and risolute and untiring, we shall
ave for our rulers our own South
-aroljpians--.mei whose worth is as
reat h9 their roord is unblemished.
Let tis all be up and doing. Let us
resolve to do all that fair men dare
do, to elect our ticket. Let us have
no thought of defeat-save, indeed,
a defeat that good men cannot pre
vent and of which our enemy cannot
The Democratic Nominees.
The ticket put out by the Demo -
oratic party of South Carolina is
perhaps the very best ever noninat
ed in this State.
Gen. Wade Hampton, the candi
date for governor, is too well known
to require any introduction to that
people whom he has served so well
in the past. His career has been
one of usefulness to the State and
strict fidelity to all her interests.
Before the war he represento d Rich
land district in the Legislature, and
when the struggle opened he was
among the first to raise a regiment
-wellknown as the Hampton Le
gion-and take the field for the
cause he believed to be right.
'Through merit alone he rose o the
rank 'of lieutenant-general in the
Confederate army, and held that
position iti the time of the surren
der. After the war he was nominat
ed for governor, and, though he posi
tively forbade the use of his name,
came very near defeating the regu
lar candidate, the late Jas. L. Orr.
In 1866 General Hampton took an
active part in the Seymour and
Blair campaign, and likewise stump
ed the State in-1870 for the Union
Reform candidates. Since then he
has devoted himself exclusively to
his private affairs. Though he
owns no property in South Carolina,
all he had being swept from him by
the war-he has large estates in
Mississippi, on which now live many
of his former slaves, between whom
and himself subsist the kindliest re
lations. In politics he is in full ac
cord with the National Democracy,
accepting fully and in good faith
the constitutional anlenlmonts, and
pledging himself, if elected, to be
the govei nor of the whole people.
Hon. W. D. Simpson, of Laourens,
the nominee for lieutenant-governor
has won distinction both in polities
and in his profession-the law, Hie
rep~resented his district ini the( Legis
lature beforo the war, anid in .1868
defeated A. $. Wallace for Congress
by a .mumjorit~y of over four thousand
votes. Tie unjust action of a p~ar
t isan House proven ted his occu pan
cy of the seat to which he was
chosen. Ol.:Simps~on is a man of
moderete and pr1ogressive views.
Col. RI. M. Sims was an oflicor of
Jenkins' Brigade during the war,
and made a most excellent soldIier.
After the war lie represented Lan
caster in tihe State Senate. Ho is
now a citizen of York, a man of
general culture and a loading mnem
ber of the Patrons of Husbandry.
Gen. James Conner is a leading
member of the Charleston bar.
Befoto' 'the war ham held the position
of VMited States District Attorney
for Soutth Carolina, and was making
rapid strides in his profession when
the outbreak of the war called him
to another sphere of duty. Enter
ing the Conkfederato service as
emptain of the~ Washington Light
Infantrys of 4Charloston, he rose to
t.he position of brigadier-general.
Since the war ho has devoted him
self to his profession, and now ranks
as one of the best lawyers in the
country. He has always been strik
igly conservative in his p~olitical
sentiments and actions.
Gen. Johnson Hagood, of Barn
well, the candidate for comptroller,
genmeral, is a good representative of
the planting interests of the State.
He served with st1riking bravery
during the war1 and Was elented to
the Legislature in 1865. Since that
time ho has takeu ho part in politics,
devoting his timte to the promotion
of the aigricultutral ibterests of the
people. As president of the Agri,
cultural Soety for several years,
he was peculiarly aarnest and efli -
Capt. S. L. Lecaphart, of Ricblnd,
was comptroller general in 1865 ahid
served for ihroo years with fideliy
and efficiency . He han manly frienids
ihi the State, and his fitness for the
station to which lie has been ealled
is everywhere recoghirzed.
Maj, Hugh S. Thomipsoh is a
gentleiman of high culture, and has
devoted his life to the cause of
edweatiosf. A disthmgttished gradu
ate of the Citadel Academy, lhe wah
made assidafil1t professor int that
institutiosi afad served ini that
capacity till the close of the late
war. F"or seveval years past he has
coniducted a taale school at Colurti
bh, and IA success has bem ia
keeping'with his merit. Hach the
entire State been searched, nq1 bet
ter selection could- have bein- lgjadc
for State superintendent of sitca
For the office of adjutant ani
inspector general the Conventien
has put out Maj. E. W. Moiso, 01
Sumter. This gentleman has:,.re
peatelly been solicited to accep
office, but has invariably declined
preferring to devote all his time ani
labor to his professiou As a law
yer he its I iin veiy successiful, tand
now occ upies a high position at tlm
Stnter bar. He is at man of talent
courage, energy, and will do honor
to the office for which he has beet
The County Convention.
We need not remind out readei
that the next meeting of the Demo.
oratic County Club takes place on ne:x
Saturday, the 26th inst. The meet
ing will be a very important one, a;
there will come up for discussioi
the question of nominations for th<
county oflices. We trust that ther
will be a postponement of the nomi
nations until the September meet
ing of the Club The matter o
nominations is an important one
and all the people of the county arc
interested. The County Clul
should survey the entire field o
circumstances, and be guided it
its action by what scrs best in ou:
The Free schools.
Amongst the many reforms need
od in our present local administra
tion of govem nment, not one de
mands attention more seriousl
than that of the free school system
There is no glaring defect in it at
a theoretical system, but in -th
mode of its administration very
mnany abuses can be pointed out
These have naturally crept into and
engrafted themselves upon' oum
common school government by dini
of the peculiar circunmatinces thai
exist, wherein politieal considera
tions ha e been more consulted that
the true interests of the schoolb
themselves. Heretofore, under the
new order of things, as it is called
the chief control of the free schooli
has been regarded solely in tjit
light of political prefermen~t,, -an
has been dragged down into par
tisan politics. In other words the
office of school commissioner, witl
a salary far in excess of the service;
rendcred, has constituted a anut
berth for a party favolite, and con
sequienitly its resplonsibility ani
onerous duties hauve been entiu'ol
lost sight of, when considered along
side of its ohounents. There ar
certain fhices of profit andl trus
that should not be regarded a
political, and the office -of schoc
commaissioner is prie eminently on
of these. An oilicer charged witi
the superviion of the educationt
inlteresUts of the entire p~eople shiouli
be selected solely with regard t,
his fitness, and his p)olitical affilia
tionsI should not be inquired inth
Incompel~ten t School commissioner
have contributed more than an
other cause towards restraining th
advancement and progress of th
free chools. Anid they will alway
be restrained aind retarded whil
the office is made in every wa
Another mat ter o f just compl .in
is the at.tiitted incompetency of th
coin I schuool teachers. Thisi
an evil ini itself, and musit be9 eI
tirpatedl before the system can b)
even approximately perfected
Exactly where the fault lies for it
existence cani not be easily de
termnined. Iiu ordar to provid
teachers for theo schiools the Boar<
of Exatmors have to make se
lections fromi such m:.terial as
offered1 and if good teachers do no
present themnselvyes, then the izi
ferior class must he taken ex naee,
aitate, or the schools will be with
out any terthers at all. Donibtles
good reasons could be furhishet
for the failure of the better class e
instructors to taiku hold of tha
free schools, bilt th'e naked fac
still remaiha that domiparativel;
incompetenit ttetaiher are emlfploye,
to the detrimt'Vt df thu conmm
school system. r.ndt to the possibi
hindrance of the school children ii
obtaining education. One remned;
has b'eb stiggestedl to us, and tha
is the establishment of Teachero
institut es, in which those who wish
to obtain cdrtificates to teach ffi thi
free schools may be trained in thi
modern style of teaching and im
parting knowledge. Two or thre<
mohths ini the summer season migh
be devoted to this work1 and th4
means mea(aIray to sustain the
Irintittitea tniight be provided oui
of the large salary now paid to the
school eomm aissioner. T1lfia1 phau
has haiett smteceassimly tried in othem
sections; aind Ifotrd to - sitpply a
wahu. irattoh felt.- We hthe ri
'pae in thie issdfe to enter intt
details, but will do so at sorm
futura time. Any nlsa or ewar
' experiment for ele'vting the free
school system should be encouraged
by every friend of education.
Centennial Notes of One of the Boro
Mantle piece of Mexican onyx,
bought by the Emperor Wiliam for
Marbleized state mantle, finished
in Rosewood, which it took three men
seven years to make-price, $65,000.
Amber cigar-holder, 10 inches
long, largest in America.
Chandelier in solid amber, in the
Austrian department-price, $8,000.
Malachite Vase, valued at $4,500
Malachite mantle, $6,500.
Malachite table, $2,400.
Gold pitcher, $1.500.
These four were in the Russian
A superb quilt of silk, emubroid
ered, 'valued at $1,171.
- Japaneso department - Ebony
In the Chinese department, one
bedstead valued at $4,000--the con
stunt labor of one man for eight
In the French dopartment, look
ing-glass with solid ivory frame
Mexican department - Cake of
silver valued at $72,000, weight 4002
Opera Glass covered with small
Sable Muff, Hudson Bay, $200.
Silver Fox Muff, $125.
One Ruby, value-$6,000.
One Sapphire, $4,000.
An ornament in form of diamond
feather, valued at $15,000.
Necklace of diamonds with dia
mond feather, value $80,000.
Table of Mexican onyx, $500.
The Waltham Watch Company
displayed 2200 watches-six days
-woi k--ten hours a day. Time
Globe-only one of its kind in the
world. It is a miniature represen
tation of the earth in its daily mo
tion, the globe revolving once in 24
hours. The invention is a universal
tine keeper. X.
South Oarollna' Democratic Platform.
The Democratic party of South
Carolina, in Convention assembled,
announce the following as its plat
form of principles
- Wt declare .om' acceptance in
perfect good faith of the Thirteenth,
.Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amend
nients to the'F Lederal Constitution
rnecopting and standing upon them,
we -turn from the settled and final
past-toethe great living and momen.
toris ispues of the present and the
~Wadopt the platform of princi
plbagnouncedI by .the National
Demperatic party recently assom
led, M t. Louis, andl pledge'our
sevet a full an eryco-opera
(distini~~shed nominees. Suel J.
* Tilden, of Now York, and Thomas
SA. Heoiindricks, of .Indiazna, and be,
lieve that uinder the wis.e aind just
administration of its distinguished
'reform~ leader, assisted by the
-emineqtly patriotic and able coun
sellers by whom he wvill he aurl
rounded, peace and prosperity wvi1
~again bless our country, and the
dissensions, conftision and malad
Sministration of thme past eight yeoars
will give pla1ce to concord, good
government, and a thorough restora.
tion of the Union. In accordm.nce
with the declarations of that plat
form, anid thme utterances and aicts
of our distinguished leadecr, we
demand a genuine and thorough
reform in the State of South Cairo -
l ina, and call upon all of its citizens,
irresp~ective of race, color orpr
vioums condition, t~o rally with us to
Lits redemption, for it is evident that
substantial and lasting reform is
S impossible within the ranks of the
Itepublican party of this State.
IWe c~harge that party with array
mg rce aamstrace, creating dhis
tubneand fomenting difficul
-ties ; with prostituuting the elective
a franchise, tiampering with the bal
,lot-box, and holding unfair and
fraudulent elections awith having
accumulated an enormous debt,
mismanaged the finances, and in
- .jured the credit of the State ; with
leving exorbitant taxes and squan
dcring them when collected, thus
wridigmg from the toil and liveli
Shood of the henest poor man of the
i State, a large percentum of his hard
t earnings1 without giving in return
Sany compdnsation therefor ; and
with hopelessly involving in debt a
majority of the counties of the
State. Its management of our
penal ahd charitable im'stitutions is
a shame and a disgrace. We charge
its legislation as demoralizing, par
tisan ahd disgraceful ; and the
venality aha corruption which have
characterized every branch of the
governmutitt; exicittivo, legislative
and judicial, have no parallel in the
history of nations. It has created
a multiplicity of unnecessary and
useless offices, complicated in their
system, and unnecessarily expens
ive. It has attempted to elevate
to the bench two most corrupt and
degraded men. It can never purify
itself1 iego and impartial gov
ernment, or by its moral fore and
':character, exercise, in its full
sovereigntj the law ,of the land!
. We do dot charge this cotidittlori of
thingrs; wliioh every patriot most
deeply ddlors dipoii the rmases of
theparybut upon their leaders,
wh aemade such fatal use of
their confidence and trust ; for it is
our firn conviction that all the
good peoplo of the' State, of both
rece, desire peace and prosperity
. We therefore, call upon all of our
fellow eitisens, irrespective of race
or past partyafillia+ions, to join with
us in restoring the good name
their State, and to again elevate it
to a place of dignity and character
among the commonwealths of this
great country. We discountenance
all disturbances of the peace of the
State, and denounce all instigatore
and promoters thereof, and earn
estly call upon all of our follow
citizens, irrespective of party lines,
to exorcist forbearance and oulti
viate good will : and if the govern
nent of the State be committed to
our control, we pledge ourselves to
protect the porsons, rights and
property of all its people, and to
speedily bring to smmunary justice
any one who dare violate them.
We desire a fair, peaceable elec
'ion, appealing to the reason and
not the passions of the people, and
demnhand of the RIepublican party a
fair showing in the appointment of
conimissionors of election. We de
mand a fair election and a fair
count. We call upon all of the
patriotic sons of Carolina to join
us. We ask but a tii al of com
mitting the State to our keeping,
and if good government, security,
protection and prosperity do not
dawn in our over-taxed, despoiled
and disheartened people, then drive
us from power, with scorn and in
dignation. Our objqct is roforre,
retrenchment and relief, that by
honesty and economy we may re
duce the taxes and lighten the
burthens of the people ; giving at
the same time absolute secuity and
protection to the rights and proper
ty of all. Upon this paramount
issue we cordially invite the co
operation of every Democrat :and
Republican who is earnest and will
ing in this crisis of our State, to
unite with us in this great vork.
CALL You THAT A I1ACKINo OF
YouR FRIENn.-Gov. Chamberlain
went down to Orangoburg yester
day to fill an appointment to speak
at a Radical meeting. Upon his ar
rival, he was waited upon by some
colored Radicals with the pleasant
information that they did not wish
or intend to hear him speak. He
passed the time at the hotel until
the arrival of the evening train from
Charleston, when lie went aboard
and returned to Columbia. Be
tween falling platforms, wide awake
Democrats, who insist on dividing
time with him and exposing the sins
of Radicalism, and graceless and
unappreciative negroes, who will
not hear him at all, the Governor
has a hard road to travel in this hot
weather. The whistle of the Uiion
!et//rald to keep u) his courage and
drive away the bogies, sounds like
the wind in a cranny, and is far from
A book agent who started out to
canvass for "The Tribulations of the
Martyrs," was kicked out of five
oflices the first day, and niearly
scalded to death b~y an irate woman
whom he interruplted in her culinary
(duties. Nw'. lie swears tha~t Eth'e
t rihidlationis of the nmartyrs amount
to just nlothuing comparedi to his own.
andl lie wants his name a.lded to tha
list wh'len a new (editionl of the book
"T've got another, my dear," sqaid
Mr. Dor kinis as lie hurried into thme
liouise. If you were on the top> of
Trinity Church spire on the biack-of
a goose how would you get olwni 7'
Mrs. Doirking, thought1 she'd jumpr
dlown slide dlown the lightning rod,
fly down on the goose, fall down,
atnd then gave it up. "WVhy, if you
wanted to get down, you could picki
it off the goose," said Mr. Doikins,
.Judge Mackey, we are told, came
ouit flamt footed yesterdlay for 0-en.
Hamnptyn for Governoir. We think
thme Governor himmself had better
give upl the contest, and1( come 0out
for himi, too, lHe ought to know ac
Mackey kmnows, that the thing has
gone far enough. Rladicalism must
die the deamth. -Regist'er.
Lieut. Fred1. Grant has beenfro
moted one grade aind asignedt
another' cavalrmy regiment. The sig
nificance of the order is that
it takes t-hb lieutenantout o1
the Sioux country and trans.
I era him to the Texas froriti~r', where
the fighting is iiot bo furiouis and in
most othbr resphycts safer andl fairer.
The Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany hiai decided to make a re
duction (sf about eight hundred nmen
in their working force, betwveen~
New York and P'ittsblirg. Thme
present force numb~ers about six
A law has been passed in Germa
ny forbiddibg the construction of
school-rooms with windows on both
sides of the room. It is said to be
proved that rooms so lighted are
mflurious to the eyes. -
811 EIFWF'S SA LE.
Y iteof an cxecution to me direct
.. e.Iwill t'ecr for saile boeo the
Court lIouse door in Winfushot-o oih the
tlrst Motiduly in Septnthmer af hxt; withilhl the
legal hiours di sale; fdlt ctish; thb following
described poperty to *it: till that plata
tion or trae of land ly'ing in Fairfleld
County coitalh in gtwo hUnd red and soveUi
ty nine acres anm bon hded0 by landif b
J. F. Oladdon, 'Jahe Eabdwell, Jd'ephi
Cald well, E. P. Mobl-y and otifers, levied
upon as thq property of the estetb dif \Mihor
Glasddeclt deocasoed, at the siiit of the
prsieitad directors of the Raftk edf the
- herifr'a dmet,*
Winnsbdro, 8. C:;
Augus' 8, l876,
- E Ton of White Lead which I g~t.
./ ntee a pure Lead, for sale at the
drug am are of -
W. E. Azmm
BEAY 11110. &SON:
HAVE JUST REC?kVE)
One oar load of Porto ico *folassos. and
One car load of fresh ground Flour of all
74 hales of Prime Timothy 'a
A lot of Pot Ware &c.
at reduced rates.
-1 BiL. of White Wine Vinegar for sale
1 at the Drug Store of
mar3U W E AIKEN.
I NoW (00CUPY
the livery and sale
----stables op sosite the
Thespian Hall, where will always be found
first--lass horses and mules for sale. Ve.
hides always on haned for hire. I keep
constantly on hand r large quantity of
Corn, Oats and Hay, u hich I sell for cash
only. 0. W. CRAWFORD
r JIHE Native i a nost delightful nnd re
.. iroshing draught for the hot summer
days. The Social is a very fine dry Soup.
pernong for summer-day beverages. For
sale at the
A new supply of Prints--CENTEN
- NIAL STRIPE, Brown and Bleach
ed Homespuns--all of which we are offer
1 ig very low for the CASH.
julo 15 J. F Mc.iASTER & CO.
Rags i Rags I
SAVE your clean cotton and linen rags
and old corn sacks, and we will bud
thema frot you.
Wrapping paper for sale at mnufac
mlt 21 McMASTER & BRICE
(\NE Barrel Oii ':nown as Residuumi
. .7Ji.. for coaling wood to preserve
it, eitheer in huilding or more particular
ly on Fence Posts. ' r sale by
oct 21 V. E. % IKEN.
r 3DE co-partnerhip heretofore existin
I between T1 E. * loud arid Jas. A
Kennedy, uinder the I:rrm noime of (Clout
& Kennedy, is. this day dissolved b,
miutuail consent. All persons indebted ti
thre haie linrm are requested to mxake settle
meent with Jas A. Kennedy.
ilidgeway, S. C., Aug. ( T. E. Cr.oun.
7, 187ti. JAs. A. KEsNNEDY.
~ will continiue the Grocery and Liquo
..business at the old stand of the hat
firm of ** loud & Kennedy. und~er the tirn
namnre of ,JAMEs A. KEN~NEDY, arid reqlues
rmy friends to continue thieir liberae
patrnage. JTA8 A. KENNEDY.
Ridgew ay, 8. C., Aug. 8, 1876.
Thle A tlas I In r 111eC (< n.panll
BE A RT FOIID, CONVI.
Capital paid up - - - - $200,000.
Assets(marketyvalue) - - - 523,i 68.47l
J. H 8Pn~A:En. Pres't.
E. B. HIUNTINOoN, See
THIS company haA steadily won its was
to riuccess, until it now ran ks with thes!
institutions which lhave given Hartfore
such a reputation for hroeesty and fai:
dhealing ini underwritinr.~ AW
fb 141 Agent at_Winnsbeoro, S. C.
ILY TI'A P~! FLAY TI'.A PSI
W Ivl e pronoun ce to he the he.
. hig for destroying flies that w
have ever seen. For sale by
McM A STER & BhRICE.
Wiig Paper and En
W~ E ihvite attention to our Stock e
VVNote, Letter, Bill aend Legal Caj
Paper, and Envelopes. To rperohanta
wishing paper by the ream, or cavelope
by the tholisand, we will miake specia
dec 14 McMASTER & BRIO'.
Re d t o p G r a s s s e e d , S e e d
Hungarian Grass Seed,
IRed Clover Seed,
For Malb iat the drug store of
I W. E. AIKEN.
MYone# Wanted I
E oethit till persons who owe
frgddw iWill pay up AT 0NtA
jan 27 OIiMASTER & BRICE
Su arCdtedl~~it P il n
Coripouind Cathartic Pills. Also Tutt's
Aet is; SFott's, Cheney's, .lennett's, Radi
as; Pete'es, Cook's, Viarke's Female
Mandrake, MicLean 'a, Bull's, Harter's
$harp'a,. . ShdilefabeI gt'., Dspher'
Strong's, for fthle b
vef sipofo fii Whiskey,- *af
A.ranted ure and tecemitended b~
Physicians fok Medicinal ue. Fmo
sale at the
I Car Land Flour all g a
I Car Load Bolted Meal.
W hite ihn Sin 'okd BfAon d
I iu and Java 0'A-,-."grent
Ntew Orleans and Cotn 11011
All grides of SUGAR.
Ia1rcl 1rd in bh.., hal -bbis., Ke'igs
Genuine Durham Snoking To.
D). it.F1LE NNIK P,'N.
vase Hams, A e4
__ cI -
AJlot Rciesh Aga Flonc u
BY D A,
F _R INUANE
Jut Receiaed a aot e i-atea
vased as. :l sizesn
r Compn. Al Sdes g14gi .
A l ot Faes Avsta Flour. ,
.x n geed iI the fli iv elolnjs Z Ehr ate
-utttt ie ra ok tie c~iom i en;I dii ry
recohimmet ,them to ppety ownet s
The Flie ~at d f iilis.
rikdIel hit JAcorW:rated in 182.
T'UITY iies IsiIiuranne Cni a tif
T*i Peotersbur. Sa~n; and 4 114.
tira.Nnce. Ceuonn ofd Petrnlini
iutiwmein.at ,g~iao.dAsets 1e.
wi t e s ayoal ied y
$NOA WAggl gent
to ke t~m flp tno comlin h a be en
thaff f~thsamen the care hcsded
ttuomtdtio toe op n er F'riday 0
the F'h inst.B orde of the Conel
~pin 7.-+cW. .,CHNDLEI in121