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WINNSUOtO. S. C.
fatnrlay 1-ay 19, : : 1$77
R. MEANS AVIS, E'1Itor,
JNO. B. REYNOLDS, Associate Editor.
The scallawag COminings should
be at onco'turned out of the Uni
vorsity, and.muado to earn his broad
somewhere else. 'Ho "hs been a
pensioner on the Stato long enough.
Some follow has takon the trouble
to write all the way from Vashing~
ton to the Chronicle anil Constitue
tionalist, to.say thalt Ben Hill stands
a splendid chance of being the next
president. Bei is a fine fellow and
all that, but he will hardly be prosi
dent. But that Washington follow
will doubtless bone 'him for a loan
of ton dollars next winter.
E The law professorship of the Uni
vorsity is now vacant. We suggest
the namo of Chancellor Carroll, of
'Columbia, as a suitablo person for
the position. A lawyer 'of unusual
ability, a man of the highest char.
actor and a gentlemnan of culture,
he would fill the profcssa.rship with
credit alike toJghimsolf and to the
A dispatch from Baltimore says
"The Reformed Episcopal church
has resolved to elect a bishop for
Great Britain." This church is the
ono founded several years since by
the late Bishop Cuminsil. The
church of England will hold up its
hands in holy horror at this pre
smnption, just as pious Catholics
'wero shocked at the establishment
of the English church in the eternal
-city of Rome.
A Radical governor and a Radical
lientenant governor, all IRadical
Stt to officers, a Legislature two
thirds Radical, and twenty-one
Radical counties -out of thirty.. two.
A Democratic governor, a I)emos
toratic lioutenant-governor, a 1)emo.
cratic Legislature, all Democratic
-State oflicials, and twenty-one
Democratic counties out of thirty
Glory enough for one year !
A Day of Thanksgiving.
Governor lHmptoni has issued
the following proclamation:
As it is our duty as a Goed-fearing
peop~le .to turn reverently to the
Lord in our prosperity no less than
im our adversity, and to give Hlimi
humble and hearty thanks for all
Hlis goodness and loving kindness
* to us and to aoll men:
I hereby appoint and set apart
Thurisday', the 24th day of May, as a
day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to
And I earnestly ahk thoe.people of'
South Carolina, in puhlic andio prIi
vate devotions on that day, to return
thanks to our Heavenly Father' for
all the blessings Hie has bestowed
on us: to invoke His divine guid.
ancc in the present, and to inplore
His protection in the future ; .lpray
mng with humble and gratefull hearts
'that He may give to us peaice,. pros
,pority and happiness.
.It is hoped that the day thus set
.apart 'will be ap prop~riately observed
;all ovantho State.
. Tit~eld as an Example.
*Thd Reputlnicans carried Fairfield
county in 1870 by .1,509 majority.
This was cut down last November
to .673. On Monday theo Democrats,
*at tfho special, electiou, carried the
-connby by :1,200) majority. There
was absolute peace and quiet. The
*colored people feel safe. They. vote
by hundreds with the Democrats.
Who shall say that, with the right
kimd -and s~luanutity of wvork, the
Democrats cannot carry any and
o very county ain the stato ?-.-Kews'
There are certalin cireumstances
.not g4teerally' knownu, 'which make the
- victor'y in,.Fairtield even more grati
fyin~grthan it would at first appear
to be. 1?romu the fact. that Fairfield
is one of the ;nip-conmtry , counties,
the vast disparity :oristing in 'the
niumber of white and colored voters
is not generally applreciated. It. is
.onormnous. By the census of 1870,
,out of thii'ay..two coutnties in the
State. .aioild aiunkt/w... in
'olatiye colored majority. Beaufort
and Gorgetown alone loading her.
We append the vote of several
counties, and the ratio of the color
od to the white voto :
oEIN5Us OF' 1870.
White'. C~o((. to
Beam fo t t, 1,1I42. ,1'1. ,'"
(eorgu'own, 597. 2,7.0. 1.110
FAlt 1Flsau, 1,2-15. 2,907.
1nint ir, 1,r(15. 3,171. 2.28
CharIestem,, (0,1)0-1. 1 '.19 . 2. 0
i6iu1iliuid, 1,6 . :1,771. 4.50
By thins table it will be seen that
even tlh strong legro counties of
Sumiiter, Charleston and liichland
have relatively a less majority tharn
Fairlield ; while taking into con
sideration the extremiely sm:11l
white vote of this (county, the gri'' t
odds against which the Democrats
here labor become apparent.
Even by the cnsus of 1875, in
which vast frauds wcre perpetruted
in many of the lower counties,
Fairfield stands fifth. There are
other counties leading her by a very
small fraction as the following
table will shw' w
ei:suos or 1875:
W hitt'. ,I (ric. 1a i.
GT'or.;c owns, 0413. 3,19 I.;
Ilfiunfrt. 1,711., 8,"11. 1.71
Charleston, 7.:M9. 170'7. 2:;
Sumter, 1,527. 4,31.
Fanwn1' ..w, 1,-151. :.;4. 23
ltichland1, 2, I 42. ;. :t1:. 2.:;2
En a (Icirate ost.er f'I i!('11ihlnd.
county, taken l"''ft O(e i rr, sI-howcd
that, the Ialdie(,.l najoriy was not
much more than half th at given in
the c nsus. '1he0 (census of Fairifiel
was found to be aplrI'nmIitely cor
Again, it can be proven that the
reduction of the R:dical majority
from 12) per cent. of the white vote
in 1870, to less than lift y per cent.
in 187(', was 11 victory equtal to that
achieved by the Democrats of any
other portion of t he State, not oven
excepting ldgefield. If we remem(i
ber arighit, the census taken by
Gemeral ( biry for Edgelield showed
a whitc voting populaltio n of 4,500,
while Governor 11iinplon 1 received
.(1000 vut:':s. it gain of nearly lift)'
per cent. over the whitc vote.
In .1airlield, the census of 1875
showed 1.450 white votL-rs. (over
nor Hampton reecuived 2,155 votes,
or about lifty per cent. oier the
white votes of the county. In other
words, the handful of Democrats it
Fairfield county, by discipline, by
devotion to ditty and by inttlonc'ipg
the Colored Vote, madte a gains eqial
to that whih caused t ho whole
Stateo to ring with ludt~its for <Ihe
gallant tight made1( 1by idgeliehl.
In? the latter county, thme blacks
were to thio w~hites! as live toi fouri;
in Fairtield ats two anmd at thirdi to
one ! lIadi the whites borne the
samo pr'ops rtion to the blacks in
Ya'iield, as' in E~dgefiel, te gain
xmade here wou0Ild have elected the
wholo Democ'ratic tic'ket by ai
rousing inajordy. .lut the odlds
possibile w'.as t~o r'eduoy- the mazijority.
The wvosk, too, was pseeul, not a
disturban~ice ocurring .in theo lountiy
during the ca~mp1aign.
Il n makinig this coiimais(on, i'e doi
not purip.ose to dispiurage the inao
nificent ser'vices reundfer'n by our
brother' Demuocrat s in other locali.
Lies. Our solo object is to shiow
that Fairi'eld was no0 laiggard ini the
great Novanber' battle, 'tnd that she
was not D~emzocratic, only because
to be Demotrat ic, in the f-tee of such1
tremoendous odds-, and within a fetw
hiouris (1istainee from t he hlead-.(CIIenr
of R~adicalim, was an imipossibility.
T he election of the 1.4th of May
only shlows that the ~Radical p)arty,
onco defeated, falls, like Lucifer,
never to rise again. .The fight that
Firifield has made can be 'well held
up to Charloston as an examnplo.
Wi th at colored major'ity propor
tionally greater by only a small
fraction, and with an abundance ,o
wealth, brains and determination,
p)ossessing the addi tional advantage
of being massed in a lai'ge city,
Charleston can well cimulato ' her
sister counties ..in repud~iating, as
they have done, the Ratdical crew
nlowinl p)owOr. And we predlict that
if the Mackey Mob.bho unseated, the
City by the Sea will send to Column
bia a full lBomocratic .delegation ato
constdlt with the r'eprcsontativyes of
the other sect ions, ats to the welfar'o
,WEDNESDAY, May 16.
Mr. Swails, from tho comlmitteo
on privileges and elections, to whom
was referred tho contestds case of
Lipscomb es. Corwin, submitted a
report of the action of tho commit
tee relative to tho taking of evi
dence, witlsihe request that, as tho
parties to fihe conltest havy,} muituially
agreed to liave said evidenco taken
before a rjferce, to h) naied by
themselves. and the coumnuittee
gran ted f he request, the action
thus f ake, 1by the conlauittee be ap.
proved by the Senate. Agreed to.
Several btills were reported back
by colmmitLes aid laid over for
Report (favorable) of the con
mlittee on education on joint resolut
ti(on to provide for a reorgvanization
of ile U'niv(ersity of Soutth Carolina
and of the.State Normal School, was
aImended and order id to i third
''ho report (favorahdc) of commit
too Onl ('edue:dion Oil bill to aILrmI)W 1111
act, incorporatii the Uniiversity of
Sith Caoro lina, ;and to establish the
Normal University of jiouth Caro-.
lina, was post ponted to the Iex t,
A bill to amend ap. act entitled
''Au act to amend an act to provide
for the rede'lmtptioll of forfeited
land upon certain conditions ther ein
mentioned." was passed and sent to
Bill (House) to amnoed the charter
of (Ga'uffacy City, in Spzartanburg
county, Lwas ordered to a third
A biil to declare and punih fraud
inl the sale of pr'ihtee was ordered
toa third reading.
IIoUSE OF1'j IERE1EN'ATI vr.S.
Mr. Muller introduced ia resolution
that the House hereafter hold night
sessions, conlEnielng at 8 o'clock.
ir. O:r introdneed a resolution
fLat the two I'mses meet un Friday
'at 1 o'clock to elect anl associate
M1.r. (ary said the resolution was
, ther premnature, ias Juiidge Willard
had not yet vacated the seat cf ats
Mr. Ri H. IR .mphill--It, is not yet
sule that he will. I woul not ac
r(pt the oflice of chief justice under
The r'-solution was adoptd.
'Mr. Reed initroduccd a resolution
that the General A semibly adjoLurn
sine die oil [ay 21.
ir. z lu Si.bmitted a petition of
citizens of Marion county for a
speeial tax to employ detectives.
Mr. Autstin introduced it resolu
tioni that all standing cotanuittees be
instrlted to report on all bills and
joint re3Soltion.s in the ordor inl
wvhiich they are referredl. Adopted.
Movs. li A. Gaillard and T. S
Fairfield, appeared and wor0 sworn
w~lhi wi ere laid ' oerl uder tihe
Th1 o approprmition bill was then
taken upi. TVhe pen1ding mointion wals
o strike ont section 15, p)rovid1ing
:8300t,000 toi paty inltorest (fa 'onisoli
dated lit nds1 andh stocks, id at siub
st ilt tor this sectioni, prJoposing
8 I.00,040~ for deficienicien whicb may
aijse d~urinig the fiscal year comn-.
men~icinig November 1, 187G.
PendIbo i ' the dliscussion 11 f the
matter the House adjourned.
Tf~w asniAY, May 17.
Severaigl commlifittoos malld(o replorts,
wvhichi woro laid over for -Tuturo
He veral bills were in troduced,
read nly title aud pr1opl)'y r'eferred(.
i le Senate tihein .proccededl in a
body to the halil of the HIoumsc, for
the plurlpose oft electing trustees of
the State Un iversi ty. After thme
e3lectioni the '-imijte adjommeed.
Severau now ills~ were introducedl
read by3 title, and pr'operly referred.
TJho~ -commiittee on ways and1(
meanlus rep~orted onl thle message of
the Governor as to salaries of pro
fessors in theoUnivormity,'and recomn
mended that no0 appropriation be
mnade this session.
Mr. Allon, fromi the comnidttoo on
Legislative libwary, :reported and
calle(d attention to thme fact the robes
and1( archives of the State had beon
packed .up) arnfd deposited in the
b~aseemnt of the Univeraity library;
that they had been1 oponod by H. Jt.
Haynie, and( tho records loft scat -
torod over~ the floor, and recomn
mended that the clerk of thme House
be instructed to collect an~d classify
them, and canse the0 .hnanuscrip~t
journal1s to bo bound. .Tho report
wvas agrood to.
On..mnotion *)f Mr. Sheppard, .t.mo
vote on tihe bill1 to r'ednlee and fix the
siilaries of oertain offloors was ro
considered, and the bill andl report
l)ontOned till next session.
The appropriation bill was taken
up and discussed till the hour fixed
for the joint assembl.v to olect seven
trustees of the Stato University.
The following 11nmed gentlemen
wore olected : Rev. E. J. Meynardio;
R. Wi. Boyd, of Marion ; B. F. Por -
ry, of Greenvillo ; F. W. felaster,
of Colum'bia ; C. H. Siionton, of
Charleston ; J. D. Blanding, of iun
ter ; James H. Rion, of Winnaboro.
A Brilliant Dall.
A. correspondent writes the fol
lowing of a hall given by Count
Liucknew at, his pihirue il the viciUi
ty of Dresden : "Nothing of its
kind has been heard of since the
days of Augustus the Strong, of
Saxony. Thei atlair has created
qulite at senseitionl inl th~e faIshionable
world. From 150 to .100 persons
were present. As the Count is an
unmarried man, her ixcellc'y Fran
Vot Fabtrico did tlhp honors by
receivmg the guests. The road
leading t(o the Sclost; was blrilliILt
ly illiiimnated with large -on Iis of
pine wood, ind the gorgeous intorior
arrangemiienots were suh, t hait from
the noimieint you etcle( the portal
you were. tralnspourted into.: Ise reatlms
of fairy-lal. T'hle iloial dleiorai
tiuns9 of the Il:lls, roolmis and slair
cases y':ero1 su perb. No end to ser
valts in the Count's full livery.
rhe large suit(', of rooms an2d the
handsomeo hall rom were diazringly
illhninnte d. Two sumpt1uu~s any
pers were servedl up at 10 o'clock
and at '1:3U 'clolck, 13oth were
annone()ed )!by ieralds playing the I
The tables, dC('ked with] a hand
som10 gold a1nd11 silver family plate.
.A milit:iry hand of sixty pieces per'
forme1cd a selectfion of the most rap
turoi1s 11nsie. At 12) o'(lok ith11
heralds anue11elllid the cotillion
the greIt tttractiol of theevening
which was 1n(ie ill its kind. A
blast of tliiplets allnouneed e.ch
new igure, wChih Were so mnier. t
that 1 canl onlyv men1t ion the pr1in1ei
pal onles. A. large 11en, ittiing on a
Iasiet full of golden and silver eggs,
etch Coltailung a lrese it for the
dancers. A. heavy snow-all olo
foot dlee,), laisting; half' an hour1?, and
co)lpletely c.)verinig the ladies and
gentlemen (this sno1w wax, contained
in 5,000 s~amll bags of l aper, which
took two weeks to cut up.) Again
al blahst of iir11111)etl;, when the ceil
ing OpSJls axii anl Clectrical s1111
s ts rays ini the :r r' of she
room, displaving the coat of a1r11us
of Saxony and the Count's lmon l
gizuil in 1n:1my pretty coullors of the
surface of the sn1ow. tiurklen di;k
1Cs-reappearnlce of the sun, e:t.,
ing its rays at one end of the roqn
on a teilcie. "l'n/, in) the lidcdle
of which is a llm:gie fun !tain of many
eOlors-HlaIlospiltechromo )iklrone(. 1ts
it is cahed here. T' Idanlo ing con.
tinutes, when the eeiling 01)118 Bll
a ar ( th('ll d(escenids filled with
pr'(een1tI-, sneh as fans:11, bra111 clts,
une1k.-, of ory dlescrp't 01. A p mI: e
-lnch lay receive an ap1 lIron, und
je tehi gentlenuml a baisketI to tie onl
hsis back. A bh!.t of trumlpets,
whlen lo ! and behold ! there is a
shower of thon mlost costly flowers
for fuilly ten iniutes. So ended
this prinicely on terta; inmenlit, toward
four o'clock inl tihe morning. Manyuii
of the gentlemen remiained to par
take of ai 'rCeehe . breakfast, aind
then~i to drive wvith thie Count ini his
this baill cost him1 39,0001 marks,
which is very likely."
Thme old VanIclus1o Factory. i;n
Edigefield county, is to bo0 ilnme
dliately mebulit, work having al ready
comm ienced on the new s tructure.
It will contain ablont 10,000 spindles
anid will occuipy the site of the old
fatory, kniowni as tht. 'Old Nullifica
tion Cotton Mill," from its having
been conulnenced1 ablout the tne of
the Nullifiention contest ini t his
Satsoon after 1830.
W'nP0 T PA lmN'Is.---Tommy is
fond ot. ulgar, and asked is miother
for some1) to eat with ii hi bhekheriesC.
but adc~ded, gravely, "You knowv,
et1'rnor ? T1here wasI a littloboy, and
hus mtother would not give hinm any
sug(ar on his blackborries, ana--"
"Aj ""And next day 110 fell into
awell," conclutded Tom my.
Considerahle an'igty is felt for
the safety of thie steamer "City of
Brussels" which left New 'York
twenty days sine, with at part'y of
pilgrims to Italy. No tidings 'have
boon received of her since she left.
One of the last utterancos of-Par.
son. lrownlow was a~ declaration in
favor of Hampton for President in
pr1ofer'onco..to any Northern Demo..
:Allen hfannah -was married in
Nowv York to Miss Hannah Allon.
Miss Hannah Allen is flow Mrs.
H~annahi hannah, and that's whiat's
the matter wi l ahn i,m
NEWS OF THE DAY.
Albert Sfeinway, Jr., partner of
Steinway & Son, is dead.
It is reportod that the Russian
hoot is preparing to loavo New York.
The peop)lo of Virginia are re
ported to be rife for the breaking up
of old -party lines.
The etcLamcr Dakota, from Now
York, has been wrecked ofi the coast
of Walos. Nobody hurt.
Attorney-General Devens is said
not to bo in accord with the Presi
dent, ind his xesignatiou is oxpect
It is said that a filibustering par
ty, coimmanded by one of the liouten
ants of the fillibuster, walker, will
soon move from California against
the State of Son-:a, in Mexico.
For souie years past dealers in
cotton ill NOw York havo .boon
annoyed by an organized system of
petty robbery .carriel on by weigh
ers, samplers, truckmen and others
in the process of handling 1revious
to shipment. This evil has growni
to such an extent that the aggro
ga'itol am1olunt annuall111y stolen at that
port is (stilated at 10,000 bailes.
Tb (lepartment of agriculturo
will iio., issu;; its monthly :oflicial
cotton report, Congress having
failed to make al appropriation for
tiat purpose. This failure will give
additional importance to the reports
of the Cotton 1 ehangge. Mr.
Dodge, the statistician of the do.
p:rtmiient, however, will furnish tho
pross with unoflicial reports, tio
first of .whioh- will appear about tho
middle of June.
Tho Southern Ra1ptist Convoution
met in New Orlcans on the 10th.
The following oflihers were elcQted:
'Jatues P. Boye, ). D., of Ken-.
tilky, President; James C. Eyirmnan,
1). 1)., of South Carolina, T. G.
Jones, 1). 1)., of Tennessee, W. C.
Crane, D. 1) , of Texais, and T. J.
' vans, of Virginia, Vice-Presidents
W. E. Tanner, of Virginia, and.J. F,
Gregory, of Albama, tiecretaries.
Sin- o the passae of the law .pay
ing postmasters sisty per cent. comn
In ss1011 on postage Stumps. it is
elaimiiedc tiit.country postmxtasters in
many parts of the Union havo been
Felling large (llantitii s of stamps to
peddlics, thus defrauding post
masters of largo cities, and the
govot inlenft. S%.cps have be tik. n
to check the evil, imd offeudery .wi 1
he proIpLly removed.
George H. Butler, a nephew of
the Beast, and former consul to
Alexandria, anid .who Mwas removed
for habitual ittenlauen on the
Eryptiomn Can-Can, has .gilgin como
to:gricf. He wais recenitly appoint-.
e(d mail agent in the t.o(3vitories, but
on his way out lie usd such profano
1;:.glage and naursed a black bottlo
yt) iassidnoisly, that a Methodist
( l(rgyman who was on the train
repar(itCd him to hedquartcrs, and
had1( hiiia re'moved.
-- CVVN7 Ci L i
THIOS, .R. ,ROBERTSON,
Attorney at Law
.AND TRIAL JUSTICE.
. fr&' Ali husiness entrusted to him ip~
ejithr capacity will receivo prlomupt attenr
Alice on WVashngion street, One d.,orI
e'st of Wigu nsboro H~otel.
I I. A G. Al .42 I. JNO, s. lt,: Ezo ;s
QALLLARD & REZNOLDS,
AT1.TO liN1YS AT1 LAW
NO. 3 LAWU RANGE.
A. M. MA(KEY,
Ator'noy andl Comisellor at Law,
No. T1, FLAW. ya.:
WV~unsboro, S. C.
fa, Special alt enifgn paiid to theopaedy
collection of .claimis. .Will p~ractice .in all
of' the coulrts9 of th is Stateanthenid
States. ~ mdto~ie
Best is Cheapcst 1
NEW'. WILLOOX & djupsB
Silent Sewing Machine,
Latost Invention, Prod,@cing Marvelous
RI sul U')ing~m merit places ,t Jieyond all comn..
peitlon, ndl inakes it thm~e iennest, nlotwith..
SI thndig ihola int llecmentsO~ 8offered' by
5"I-lr ofI nIoisy, ln rimlig, tIrotqblexsome, two.
thired, tonm~roln mal5ines.
Ony acidne in the World with
,,Writo by Postanl Oard for Prico List, List
of Oflces, &e.
'W1ILCOX & G111BBS S. M. Co.,
(Cor. B3ond St.) 6%8 Broad way, N. Y.
?'ff[E undersigned talkes thuis method of
I.iforming the public that he has
opened, a Shaving and liair-cutting
Saloon in the room two doors west of the
post-ofilee, where he ill take pleaure ini
Nerving all those who )~ay, favor him
with a call. Evorything in'his line dono
in the latest anid mmoaf faahionnbie eivl.
j'nn laat .unW4nY TC..'.