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WINNSBOiO, S. C.!
Tuesday, March 13, 1877.
R. MEA1TS DAVIS, Editor,
JNO. S. REYNOLDS, Associate Editor.
The Senate has confirmed all the
Cabinet nominations made by Presi
dent Hayes. This is a victory for
the President and for the policy
embodied in his first appointments.
Politicians like Blaine must now
take a back seat, and surrender the
leadership in the Scuste to better
True to his pledges of equal jus
tice to all, Governor Hampton has
issued his proclamation, offering a
rew.ard for the arrest of Putiaun, a
young white man who killed a col
ored man in Laurens county. Cham
borlain has shown his utter inability
to check crime on the part of any
one. Another reason why the blacks
should adhere to Hampton. He is
the safest friend they can find in the
The Radicals are preparing for
the inevitable by endeavoring to ob
tain Federal appointments in lieu of
the State offices they must surren
der. The leaders aspire to missions,
or judgeships, while the small fry
are ravenous for colloctorships of
the Internal flevenue, postoffices,
and detectives' places. It is worthy
of note that they bestow no thought
upon the colored voters whom they
have deluded, and who are now left
in an unenviable predicament. The
colored citizens should lose no time
in professing allegiance to Governor
No decided steps taken yet. All
appearances indicate that no out
side intervention is required to de
eide the political situation here.
Chamberlain's government is already
as complete a sham as was McEnery's
shadow in Louisiana after the
Wheeler Compromise, and is becoin.
ing daily more attenuated. Govern
or Hampton grows stronger each
hour. Every one is becoming ac
customed to his government ; and
it. may be tfldieult t o mark exactly
the period when ti e so-called dual
gov 1Anet coc to, exi8. It is
practi y at an1 <nd nOW, without
tihe interv(.1 : n rf yr....
Th~e ChIief Justiecship.
Thie death of( Chief Justice Moses
creates a vacancy in the highest
judicial oflice in the State. A num
ber of tgentlemicn have been sug;;est.
ed as well- fitted for the position.
Associate Justice Willard has been
prominently mentioned, and the
Chief Justiceship would be an ap
propriate recognition of his conduct
in the gubernatorial case. Should it
however be the determination of the
Democracy to retain Judge Williard in
his present position and elect a
chief justice from among the nmems
boe of the bar, a large field would
be spened to choose from. In ad
dition to the nominations airady
made, we would suggest the name of
Col. James H. Rion, of Winnsboro,
whose elevation to the Supreme
Court we would be pleased to see,
not because ho is citizen of Fairfield,
but because we deem him the lead
ing lawyer of the up-country, and
the peer of any member of
the bar in this State. We
do not know whether Colonel
Rion would consent to abandon the
active pursuit of his profession, but
* feel assured that he would adorn the
bench. We submit his nomination
to the public.
Panic in a Church.
The New York Iferal contains
long account of a panic in a Roman
Catholic church on last Thursday
night, whichi shows how easily a
large crowd may become alarmedl
beyond self-control, and likewise
the terrible effects of such alarm.
There were twehtysfive hundred
womea''in attendance upon one of a
series of lectures intended specially
for their sex. During the exercises,
the-intgense heat and ovorarowded
stt o; the building caused a
woman to faint, moaning aloud as
she fell to the tloor of the gallery,
a,'Il the siome (one raised the cry of
"ire. II IIIediately the entiro as
semblage made a rush for the doors,
and a perfect crush followed.
Though the means of egress were
abundant and well-arranged, yet
such was the pressure in the vesti
bulo that the crowd could riot get
out. "At first the panic was almost
wholly confined to the galleries, but
the shrieks of the struggling crowd
soon filled with terror the crowd
which flled the aisles, and the move
ment to escape became general.
Out from the body of the church
began to pour the immense congre
gation, which, meeting in the vesti
bule the fleeing occupants of the
gallery, made a new obstruction and
effectively blocked all egress. Then
ensued a terrible struggle to escape
from an imaginary danger.". After
a time, the fire alarm having been
sounded, a company with an engine
arrived, and the firemen, pushing
aside the crowd that were pressing
from the streets, made their way
into the mass within, and opened a
passage. Through this the crowd
emerged-four thousand in all, and
all alive save seven. The killed
were six females from sixteen to fifty
years of ago, and one boy of seven.
It is only marvellous that so few
wore injured. This occurrence
teaches the importance of selfspos
session in time of danger, and the
necessity for providing more means
of exit from very large buildings.
In this case the doors opened out
ward, and the crush was the result
of the pressure from all sides upon
The "Southern Policy."
"But the 'Southern policy' of the
new administration does not seem
to differ from the old. Yet none
will more gladly accept it, if it can
be made to work, than those .who
supported the former one. If,
however, the withdrawal of Federal
interference in Southern 'affairs
means a resort to the 'shot gun'
policy in future elections-if the
freedmen are to have no rights
which white men are bound to re
spect, Is the Returiinr Rovrcls
which mazde Mr. Hayes President
alleged was the case in important
parts of the Sou~h last fall,ithen the
'local self-government' policy will
not be found acceptable to the
nation. A react ion will come wvhich
will demaind and secure something
like justice for these poor men who
have been made citizens in name if
not in fact."
The above extract is from the
New York .Aercantile Journal, a
b~usiness paper which claims to be
conservative. Such opinions 'igno..
rantly entertained of the whites at
the South by the masses at the North
have caused the untold calamities
which we have endured. None are
so blind as those who are willfully
blind. The punishment which I
would inflict upon such people is the
compelling them to live for eight
years under ihe rule of negroes and
their carpet-bag leaders, namong
whom to talk of honesty, truth and
justice is as vain as to discourse of
chastity in a brothel. X. Y. Z.
tal suicides are becoming very comn
mon ini the United states. About a
fortnight ago a young lady who was
engaged to be married and appar
ent ly happy, committed suicide in
Marion, Iowva. A few mornings
after the funeral, her lover called a
young lady cousin to his room, and
remarking that he was going to biai
sweetheart, shot himself in the
heart. A brother of the dead girl
went to see her lover's remains, and
catching sight of the pistol, seized
it and did his best to shoot himself,
buit did not succeed.
Spartanburg has the latest 'curi
osity. It is a wine bottle inside of
a grape vine of the Tokay variety.
Mr. Thompson, the grower, states
that he cut off the vine at a point
where the vine was a little larger
than the bottle, and hollowed out
the vine sn as to set the bottle in it,
and bound it up gratting wax, and
the vine grew -around -the bottle
completely imbodding it, and taking
the exact shiapa of the lgottle, having
tbe appearance of a wooden~ bottle
linea with .glass. It *asive- years
The South n the Cabinot.
The Washington dispatchIeP p)1
lished in 7he News, and Courier
contained the announcOlOnt that
ox-Senator David M. Key, Tennes
see, had had an interview with
President Hayes, and accepted a
Mr. Key was born in Greene
county, Tennersee, is 54 years old,
and ranks among the ablest lawyers
in his State. At the the time of his
appointment to the Senate, to fl
the vacancy caused by the death of
Andrew Johnson, he was Chancellor
of the Chattanooga Circuit. At the
recent election for Senator he re
ceived forty-five of the whole num
ber of one hundred votes, his sup
porters being twenty-four Pemc.
crats and twenty-one Republicans,
including every member from Ten.,
nessee. During the war .he com
manded a Confederate regimen',
and made a splendid soldier. He is
not a politician in a partisan sense,
but a broad and liberal statesman.
In a speech in the Senate on the
Oregon question, last December, he
"It is time that we become infus
ed with more of that charity which
thinketh no evil and is kind. It is
time we should have that confidence
which would allow us to repose
trust in each other. It is time for
us to make our government one of
law instead of force. It is time that
offenders be tried and punished, and
not those who are innocent. They
should be condemned, and not com
munities or States because wicked
men are in them."
Why was he selected to represent
the South in the Cabinet ? His
loyalty to the South cannot be im
peaiched, but he is a National man,
:t Conservativo Democrat, whose
liberality of sentiien t commends
him to the Republicans. This, we
presume, is why he is taken and
others are left. The information we
have concerning him, at this mo
ment, comes mainly from Republi
c.n sources, and it will no doubt be
thought by many that if he were not
half a Republican already, he would
not be so highly spoken of. This is
not a just view to take
o' the a)pointmeit. An ultra
Democrat could not have been
chosen ; and it is moderate Demo
crats like Senator Key who, by
sticking to a bad bargain, enabled
the Electoral votes to be counted
before the 4th of March.--News and
PLATING IT oN TRAMP.-A Hart
ford paper tells how a lady in that
city "plays it" on tramps, through
the agency of the bogus money
known as "advertising greenbacks,"
and which to the casual observer al
pear genuine. The lady with stud
ied cilesernces puts a bill of this
kind under the mat at the back
door, and waits the approach of the
innocents. Up to the door comes
Tramnpy, and hiis greedy eyes at once
alight on the money. In a flash it
ii transferred to his pocket, and
without stop)ping to knock and beg,
as he intcnded1 to do, he hurries out
of sight, radiant with the joy of one
who unexpectedly str-ikes good luck.
When at a safe distance he looks at
the bill, and as the extent of the
terrible deception dawns upon him,
he clutches his hair, and with a wild,
despairmng cry of "sold, by Jerusa
lem !" crawls into a convenient rat
hole and dies.
A PAIR oF SHOEs GONE--A car,
penter who wvas always prognosti
cating evil for himself, was one day
uplon~ the roof of a five-story build
ing upon which rain had fallen.
The roof being slipper-y, he lost his
foot, and exclaimed, 'Just as I told
you !' Catching, howvever, an iron
spout, lhe kicked off his shoes and
regained a p~lace of safety, when he
thus delivered himself:
'I knowed it ; ther'apiro
shoes ;;one.'par o
Charles A. Darling, mor-e familiar
ly known in the up country as
"Gunboat Darling," H. Springs and
'William L. Springs, three r-evenue
officers, made things lively in Green.
ville a few days ago. They wvent on
a regular drunk, resisted the officers
werne put in the guard-house, and
were fined $25 or twenty days work
on the str-enta. This is the kind
of officers who rep~resent the Feder
al Government in South Carolina.
Will President Hayes look into the
BY 4uthority of 0.Rt. 'Thompson, Esq ,
IPJudge of Probate for Fairlield County
I will oftkr for sale ait pumblie outcry on
the 3rd day of April, 1877, at the resi
dence of Miss E ilawkins, in Fairtilid
county, all the persona1 property belong
ing to the estate of WVm. Daw kins, de
ceased, lateoof said county. Terms cash.
8. M. DAWKINS,
mar 13 Administrator.
NXT ICE~ is hereby given that the un.
iNdorsigned will make. a pplication to
the Judg4 of Probate for Falrfleld county,
on Tuesdays -Af ril 10, -1877, for a flual
(1i80 argo as Guardean of.dNG'va ~
mie-b 2..'. a.W.rW=.
J. F. icinater& Co.
S.PRING PRINTS I
4-4 Pereales at 121 6.
New York Mills, Wamsutta.
Fruit of the L on,
Farwel and other brands of Longoloth.
Table Damask--Brown, Bleached and
A full stock rf Bed Ticks.
A large lot of high-baok Tuck Comba
All of which we are selling very low
-FOR THE CASH.
J. F. McMASTER & CO.
SPRING HAS COME
AND WITH IT
A BEAUTIFUL LINE OF
LADIES' AND GENTS'
D ANNENBER Gs,
CALL AND SEE THEM
And bing your change with you.
('ur beautiful Centenxial Etripes, at 124y,
one yard wide.
CALICOS AT OLD PRICES.
IN GREAT VARIETY.
A beautiful assortment of Gents' Pants
for a 'ring wear.
'Whito Vest;i of all kinds, at all prices.
Boots and Shoos
The largest stock in the Boro.
We keep coast antly on hand Mfanko &
Stearns' Baltimore mc do Sh~oes, each and
every pair warranted.
R.. L, DANNENBERG
THE LEADER OF
I.a o~ w P -W ? 0 e s
New F amily Grocery.~
JIHE undersigned desires to inform his
friends and the public that he can be
found on the east side of Congress street
with a fresh Stock of
Viz : eal, Orist, Flour, Bacon, Sugars,
Con'ees, Teas, Crackers, Ginger
Bread,S sda, Spices,
Oranges, Applee,'Candies, &e., all fresh
10OR CASH ONLY.
-Je E.. CATH0 T,
Op~oI(alt.1f- dgtfgiat 6 lend.
f.h 17 .if
One oar load seed Potatoes,
One " " " Oats.
A full line of Plantation Hard
ware consisting of
which will be sold low for
I keep constantly on hand a full
PLANTATION and FAMILY
G- R O C .R I BS.
I have on hand several brands of
which I am prepared to sell for
Cash or on time with well approved
secuities on a money basis, or with
a cotton option if parties desire.
All parties in want of Fertilizers
will do well to call on me before
ALfull stock of Plain anad Faioy (Ito
cories, which will be soil at lowst priae
for the Cash.
A fiue stock of liquors, sineh as
WVINES in great variety,
The patronage of the publio is solici
GARIDEN Seeds of all kinds just re.
Kentucky Blue Grass,
H ungarian Grass,
and the genuine
For eal. at the Drug Store of
mar 8 W. K AIXmt
Haes remuovedt to the store next to Franois
tIATOHES, Ol9eks aind Jew eb~y re-.
topererrd, and satisfaction guaranteedj
Those indebted to me for work ona
jewolry will please pay at once, for
Hfanjtq~ 4 I l'ected,I