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the face; pi11 no more blood; accept with 'the
dignity which even mifortune can tcrnmsnd, the
ondition which you tannot avert.
In thus suspending the active exercise of the
duties of my office;I do so with the most earnest
wish that your sufferings may soon find Mitigatioa
and relief; that you way retrieve the waste and
loss of property which you.have endured in the
progress of the, war ; and that you may experi
ence those blessings, intellectual, social and r
a4 which under the favor of God, were the great
ends which I desired to accomplish. To hava
succeeded in 'these would have seoured to me a
seward, the richeot and only inheritance which I
could have left to my ehildren.
With regard to myself, so fan as I am affec!ed
by the charges which are mede against me, I*m
ready to answer to them or'to any of them. At
any time or plate, when or where my presence
may be desired or required for investigationf I
shall te there, if notified thereof, with- the least
possible delay. Whatever I have said, I befered
to be true; whatever I have done, I believed t
be right. And with this conciousness of ibe recti
tude of my purpose, and of the integrity of my
conduct, I shall not.avoid, delay or hinder the
closest scrutiny that can be devised..
To you, among whom I^ was born ; to you,
with whom my whole Ife has been spent; to you,
whose confidence I have enjoyed; to you, whose
testimony I feel I could well ivoke for my con
doct, I have but to express the pain which this
condition of the State bas cost rne, and to wish
you all the happiness which a people are ever
permitted to enjoy.
may 24 1 A. G. MAGRATH.
THE TRI-WEEKLY HERALD.
NEWBERRY, S. C.
S WEDNESDAY MORNING, MLY 31, 1865.
The weather for some days past 'has been
quite cool; fires were comfortable. The very
atmospbere seews to be undergoing change.
Transition provails in all orders and departments.
A Free Press.
It is a mistakgn idea that some people enter
tain, that a press is free in their sense of that
meaning;and that we can insert articles that suit
them, and do little odd jobs of printing, because
as they say 'everybody wants to see' the one, and
the other 'wont take but a minute to do,' all for
nothing. Its a mistake friends, we labor for s
support honestly, and- don't raid on our neigh
bors for a support. If you have a - private inte.
rest to advance, pay up for it.
Soldier Xudered.
A soldier named -Cochraa or Cockrell, was
brutally-murdered between one and three o'clock
p. m., las-Tinursday, near Mrs. Worthy's planta
tion, Lexington District, within a mile of Edge
field line. The follow:ing particulars learbed by
a gentleman, wih whom he stopped a few hours
before his murder, may lead to identification.
Hle was 19 years of are, the eldest of eight chil-.
dten.f r Belonged to Hood's late army ; had been
sikfrsome time atteCetrhospital.
Raiding...
* That 'honesty is'the best policy,' is an explo
Sded. theory, it might have done once,.or have
suited our simple-minded forefat!ers, but now
* au'ch a policy la laughed to scorn. The old Jere
* my Diddler~ style of 'raising the wind,' gives place
-to the, dashing charge, the- mob, and mnuscl&is
made the means now-a-days. Unless one. is an
- .adept at stealing; he is not the style, and might
as well retire to the shade. It is astonish,in~
-bow popular it has become, how - dextrouAy the
propery of one to-da't is changed to that of ano
theito-morrw. The idea is taking, it smnacks
- refreshingly, it's a much eseWr- wAy of gettine
along than the old and: honest mode.. And if
any means is adopted to stop these 'knights' of
the charge we will enter a solemn protest aga.inst
it. The strong have a right to prey ur , the
* weak and innocent, even as the bIg fish' eat'the
* ~ little ones. V$ho says ~its disgraceful, shameful,
- ad nothing. else than stealing ?
To all whom it may Concern.
As notieed in the last- ss"ue, we publish the
-Herald but once a week, erih the subscription at
$2 for six months, (payable in almost any kind of
* ~ provisions or pluznder, excepting silk worms, ar
my wagons or mules,) until such timp .as we can
*with propriety or profit make e change. Hay
-- ing an abiding, faitb, .but living on the substarce
Qf things hoped for, aDd the evidence of things
. unseen, except a-few pickings accidentally drop.
pod by an over burdened raider-sour only income
for two or three weeks-We hope strongly for
something 'to turn up.' Oni. 'he'ps', in tis time
of scant, are sadly reduced,.nd.scarce have -nus
* cle enough left teo battle with .a gnass-ho$per,
much less 'stick type,' or- run the press, w6ile we
are growing as thin as a lath an'd beautifully less
every day. But we struggle on. Parties indebt
- - ed, therefore,will gear up teams and corne to
the rescue with their indebtednes, unless they
- - wish-to read 'died, through the careless indiffer
e nce of a few subscribers and advertisers who
failed to pay their dues, the editors of the Her
* aid, and their unfortnnate apprentices, whio fool
- ishly persisted in trying to live on hope. Peace
to their a.shes.'
We would here state that all communications
al~ niaug to private or individial interests, or of
a personal character, are considered advertise.
'For the Herald.
The-Present and Future.
Ihe past is gone; the present is with us.- We
enter upon a new arder,of natienal afairs. For
four long yreais this' country has been enigiged in
a mighty struggle. A struggle which has been
wasteful and lav'ish .of human life, of property,
of resources of every description. A struggle
which.bas demoralized society, and developed,
the lowest, meanest and bitterest passions of the
human leart. A struggle which kindled- and
aroused a storm, that has swept 'v'er the land
like the angel of destruction. A struggle which
checked the sentiment that burned ind lived in
the breast of our fathers of old, whose manly
hearts we;e never,under the influence of unpi.
triotic feelings, who sought no local or sectional
advantages, but regarded all this America as one
broad land, as one common country. The fierce
conflict is over, the booming of cannon, the rat
tle of musquetry, the tramp of armed men is
hushed. Now that it is ended, we hope and trust
that reason will 19- permitted to reign over pas
sion and heated blood ; that a more enlightened
policy will prevail; a more generous impulse
give directign to the minds of the prople; that
critninations und recriminations will die ont; that
order and harmony may rule; that a true pa.
triotism will be eherished;' that pride of country
will~be"nurtured and nourished.
If the 'administration at Washington is- guided
by fionest motives, and practise a wise polic'y, we
look for th& happiest tesults. A nagnaisimous
course toward the States an*citizens, so lately
arraed in hostility 'against the government of
the United States, will be the wisest, best .and
noblest pc4icy that can be-pursued.
Such a course, however bitter the feelings may
be at the present, will tend to sooth;, pacify, and
win the hearts of the Southern people to the
support of the government. It will undoebtedly
soften, and finally 'extinguish resentments and
encourage ;he citizens of all the seceded States
to a hearty and most. cordial return to loyalty, as
well as to that free communication, commerce
and exchange in general which. existed up to the
breaking out of hostilities. We Must remember,
it matters not what may be said to,the contrary,
that the late 'conflict, so fiercely and ckbs;inately
waged on both sides, was nothing but a civil war.
There, was much to inflame parties; sectional
jealousies, political differences, geographical di
visions, the lust of political power, reckless rdi
caisn, furious fanaticism, ind a bastard aibition,
which existed ia the hearts of demagogues and
politicians, who sought the subversion of all
that was ancient or stable, and looked toi pereon
al aggrandisement ratlier than to the public weal.
Then there was the hydra-headed preas, north,
east, south and west, whikh'sent out sheets, hot,
from the press, teeming with invectives,.false
hoods, sectional articles, abuse, slander, that
served only to inflame the temper of already ex
cited combat.ants.
During the war, outrages were perpetrated that
shocked the moral stense and .moral nerves of hu
manity. Thesi things, however, *we must remem
ber are and were incident to war. There can be
no christian warfare where' the sword and bullet
are,s used.'- But now t'hat -the conflict is over,
thati the war is ended, we must learn to be loyal
and quiet, we must try to triumph over all trou
bles, dispose aright 'of all diferences, and endea
vor~by all poss"ible means to harmonize matters
as they may tend to unite us in the future more
strongly tog!ether. There- is no expediency upon
which to as but that of loyalty. No benefit to
L"o sought,;but the' benefit of alL~ We must re
member not only to try to inaugurate peace, but
we' must incourage the growth of a love of coun
try, as boundles's and as expandive as our own
wide-spre.gd territory.
Nothing,we contend,must be 'dpne .or attempt
ed to humble the .States lately at war with tha~
government, 'nor to injure or wrong the citi'zens
of, those States. A prompt and ready .resump
tion by' the States of their former relations to
each other and to the government should a~t once
take place. No impediments, no obstacles; eveni
of the slightest kind, must or should be placed
tin she w~ay of the -restoration of perfect harmo-,
ny. The United States government pow cr.n af
ford to be gallant, chivalric and generous. Now
is the time for her to exhibit nobleness of cha
racter, and like a kind and loving mother', to for
give her erririg.and wayward chiildren. If Pres
'ident Johnson can possibly lay aside all preju
dice, and rise to a noble compreherision. of the
state of the country, if he can discard all tin
dictiveness, malevolence and resentments from
his bosom, if-e.will remove3from his presence all
desiging men, who will seek to tage advantage
of position and opportunity, thereby hoping 'to
secure a triumph to their sectional views. If he
will turn a deaf ear to all evil counsellors. If he
will deal with~ the States and people of the South
as a high-mi ded, patriode, erilighten,ed people.
T sum up all-If he shall show himnself' to be
dipassionate, as the P.resident of the American
Republic, then he will see himself rejpected, and
surrounded. and supported by su Anierio,p peo
* e. - -
This war. has*.demonstrated and proved con. I
clusively that the nations of Etirope have up
sympathy with us. -They stood with folded arms
and laughe& with joy to see this civil war rage..
They rejoiced at the success of their plans, the
rending asunder of the great republic, .which
they hoped and trusted would end in leaving no
thing but the wreck of liberty and the ruin of
iocial istitutions.' Thty were eontent if they
could but see the prostration of that -rowng
power seated upon this V;6rth Aa'ericau, Conti
nent, which, likc[the infant Hercul-s, promised
to rise into a natite strength that would enable
it to crush the enemies of freedom. Cursed -be
the syipathy and fellow feeling of Europe for
the welfare of America!
Hereafter let us nourish and cherish a patriot
isq. as broad-and as extensive- as the country.
Lit us not be fooled and duped by ambiiioua
demagogues and frothy declaimers, hunting for
office and power, to rush into altercation with
o.ne another, under the fierceness of ignobTe pas.
sions excited for .ignoble objects, but let us act
as the citizena of powerful States, constituted
into for certain great purposes of mutual protec
tion 4nd advantage, and .bound therefore updn
the first great law of governments as wellks of
persons, the law of self-preservation so to ad-. i
minister that common government as never to
endanger or .overwhelm it. If such shall be our
course and policy, then will our power and glory
rise into a'magnifcence..and statelinessgreater
even than that of Rome, in her prouUest and
paliest days.
Then shall we enjoy tranquility. Then shall
the American banner not only wave oyer in em
pire, a continent unparalleled, in its elemenJs of
happiness, freedom and gower, but shall yet
wave by its influence over the illimitable empire
of reform and selfgoverning man. S.
COMMUNICATED.
Agreeable to appointment, a large and respect.
able meeting of citizens, residents of the neighbor
hood of Chappell's Depot, on the G. & 0. E R.,
were assembled on Monday last.foi the purpose
of considering the crisi., and of organizing some
system of mutual priotection and defence in the
community, adapted to the exigencies of the
times.
On motion, General C. B. Griffin was called to
the Chair, and Dr. C. C. Higgins requested to
act as Secretary.
By request Lieut. Thomas G. W1ite was
invited to address the meeting, who, in aseries of
remarks upon the political condition of ourseotiob,
explained the object 9f the meeting and submitted
the following preamble and resolutions, which
were unanimously adopted : .
Whereas, circumstances over- which we .have]
no control, have suddenly 'occurred to 'suspend
the functions of all Governinent in our midst,
and to leave. our community in common with
others, in our land, victims of a ruthless anarchy,
and whereas, in the history of every civil con-]
Tulsjon, their invariably exists an interregnum
between the destruction ofeone government and
the establshment of another, in its stead, .in
which vice, insubordination, and lawlessness
stalks abroad unrebuked .by public sentiment,
and unclieeked by the wholesome restraiznts of
law and order, and whereas, in the chaos which *
prevails at such periods, peaceful and quiet citi
zess are subject to violence and -outrage, and
innocent and unoffending p'ersons are frequently
thi victims of injustice .and oppression, and
whereas, it is the duty of every good citizen to
lend his individual efforts for the maintenance of
law and order and the essablishment of a system
of civil government in the community in which
he may reside; Be it, therefore,
Resolved, that we the inhabitants of 'this i
mediate neighborhood, do hereby constitute
ourselves into an organized or constabulary.
force for theapurpose of restraining all' violence]
and excesses, of discountenancing all injustice -]
and irregularity, and of preventing by force, if I
necessary, any infringmnent upon private rights
and privileges, ad of mutually protectidg our
selves from-ensds of-marauders and plunderers,
that may continue to . infest the country for
some time to come.
*Resolved, that we cordially recommend other
comuniities included within a space of ten miles f
square, to do the saute thing' in order that asz
emiergencies occur co-operation and .sssistance
.-ay be mutually expected and required fpr mo're.
fully accomplishing the intents and purposes of
oar org-nization.
*Resolved, that the officers of this organization i
shall consist of one.Captain and one Lieut:enant;,
whose duty it shal,l be to have summonea together' -
as speedily as possible, the available forces of the j
comniand for any purpose which in theirjudgment
may seem proper.
Resolved, that the command be divided into e
five squads or beats, each included in an arca of
about two miles square, and that upon intiriiation
ofa threatened danger these 'squads. shall be
summoned and collected by their. respective
chefs and conducted to the comnion rendezvous. E
esolved, that this orgraiization continue in
force,'-until such' time as the supremacy of consti- r
tuted authority, lhe reestablished in our midst. -
TI)e meeting was forthwith organized by the -
election of officers of theorganiation.' CoL Thos.~
3. Lipscomb was elected Captain and Mr. John -
Watts appointed Lieutenant. CoL Lipscomb upon
taking. the Chair seert?ed duly impressed with~ the
importance of the objects of the organization and .1
of the responsibility of t.he trust. imposed upoi~ p
4m, and proceeded.frthwith to select the Chiefs
if squads in adeord&W wkh tke 4th resolution,
a order tat no delay'shokW- prevent the in.
nediate operations of the organization in case
if necessity.
Oii motibn of Mr. D. V. ScuR-y,it was proposed
hat the proceedings be publishedbin ie Newberry
Terald, in order to invite ~ the. ,eoperaion' of
eighboring cowmnities.to thi'ine end.
The meeting then adjourned.
C.,C. HIGGINS, M.D.,
Secretary.
COUMVINICATRD.
cxx n -.
The want of a circulating medium is now se
,erely felt. In this crisis, many holders of Bank
ilL are submitting to a. discount. Whie some
of the Banka may be injured by the' dowifall of
he Confederacy, the Unicn Bank of CharWton
rill pass throggh tAhe ordeal in safty.- Its cir
ulation as always been contracted, and. i; has a
krge amount of Exchange in- Europe, probably
nongh to redeem its Bills in. Gold twice over.
[any months ago, in Augusta, its Bills we.e In
emand at a high premium. The Bank of the
Itate, as a State Institution, sboud .preserve .its
redit. LU.
Paroled soldiers who have arrived in this
tity state that, in half an hour after Lee's sur,
-ender, the tree under which it occured had
>een cut down, split up, and divided among
he Yankee soldiers as mementoes.
HYM-EN IAL.
Married,.on- 18th inst., at the repidence.of the
iide's father, by Rev. Mr. Wilbanli, S.. Da
reaport, of Newbery, to Mi:K n E.Simp
on, of. Cro&s Hill, Laurens Dist. S. C.
3ut'hppy they, the happiest of their kind,
Whom gentle stars units,-and in one fiite -
lheir hearts,their fortunes and their beings blend!
OBITUARY.
.DiED of dropsy, Tuesday "morninr, May U8d,
865, CHARLIE- infant son of .' Thornton and
Hary F. Capers,aged 18 ionths and 17 days.
[Late Arrival of Fresh- Goods.
-Wron Charlestons
1E f.fllowing desirable articles have just beeS
received from CIarlesten, 'ia:
No. f MACKFREL,
No. 1 CHEESE,
Choice HERRINGS, -
'SODA,
COFFE ,
-SUGAA,
- SIFFERS,'
KNIVEN, table and po.ket,
- . Spool CJTTON. &d.
- Besides. will be found in. my Ftore Shoe Thread,
'encil3, Gun Capa, Paper and Envelope\s Er-dr,
salt, Corn meal,.I;rg d Apples, and., many -other
rticles.
I will exchange. the 1ibove named. goods for
n-ovisions, or sell for Cash..
Cash will be paid by me -for- F1lpur, -Molasses,
3acon, Lard, Corn,~ Butter, Eggs, Chickena^and
Eurkeys.
SMay 30 tf -.. A. HAEIS. 9
Da .POPE offers his -proesonal
services to the citiaenof? werry.~
Jan be found during the day at the Drug Store
f Dr. Williams, at night. for' the preseig, at th
-esidence of Dr. Peter Mooii. May 22 3
To the Public of Newherr,
RS J . RROLL, having- located per
LLmanently. in Newberry, onte~s hg.r serris
LS instructr' s in Vocal and -Instrument4hMusio.
lao Fre'nch, .German,. and - Italian lanusgep.
~or termrs, &c.,- pply at her residence, over Mr..
Wicker's Store, 'an Street,
May 28 8t
NrOTIOt'.
Rl. G. W. GARMANY offers hs pndo
LIservices to the citizens of
eln and surrounding country. 0%3o~4Efra.
)r:Ewarts All -orders Iletthere wil.he saap1
y attended to. '
.May 28. 4
NOTlH
[ HEREBY warn all parties not to trade for a
LNOTE given,-by me toNIOaAZ1 -KINARD
ar a Thouand Dolar,in the year 1.884, as sa
ote has been.paid.
May 4, 1865. A. MX. WI(QE3R
* NGTICE. .. i
['HE ANNUAL.MEETING OF T'HR LADIES'
SADFATRwiltake pilace in'Grees
ood, Abbeville District, pa thefirst W.dnaday ..
a June ae.zt, at 2 o'clock, P. X. Thie inembers
enei-ally are .requested to attend, se,matters' of
iterest wilL be brough to the notice of the So.
iety.
By order of Ekecutive Committsee.
J.- R TARRANT,
SMay 13 . Secretary and Treasu.
ALT, SHEETING, AGATE BUTTONS, FINE
NEEDLES, &c.,
0barter for Bacon,-Butter, Lard or Corp; at
L.the Martin House, Newberry, C. H. S. C.
April 29 tf
*WANTED,
T the Maruin House, all kinds of protice for.
whrih cash will be puidi at Newberry
April la'

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