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WINNSI3OIO, S. C.
Saturday, June 2, 1877.
1. MEANS DAVIS, Editor,
JNO. S. REYNOLDS, Associate Editor.
The people of Charleston have
now the opportunity of electing
good men to the Logislature. By
earnest efforts the Democrats can
carry that county. 'The city should
pile up a majority suflicienlt to off
sot any that the country may bring
Ex-President (rant has arrived in
Europo. And just as 1w was a big
dog among American bull-dogs, so
he is a lion among the lions. 'The'i
mayor of Liverpool has entertained
him, and ho will dine with the
Prince of Wales at Minister Pierre
pont's. The papers are all publish
ing panegyrics of his war recoi d,
but are discreet enough to be silent
about his presidential career. It is
apparont that despite his vagaries
and the utterly unconstit ii tional
manner in which he wielded power,
Grant is to-day the most popular
nan at the North. The Republicans
may be compelled to have recourse
to him again in 1880, for slicer lack
of other presidential timber in their
The Legislature has managed to
get the outside world into a beauti
ful tangle in regard to the pay its
members propose to take for this
.year's work. We cannot tell ex
actly how the matter stands at
present, except that the Senato
persists in demanding eight hun
drod dollars for the two sessions.
The House must not submit to any
such proposition. If the Senate
will not suffer retrenchment, let the
House remain firm, and refuse to
-appropriate anything at all.. This
will bring the Senate to terms. We
are opposed to niggardliness. but
while the State is in such an cm
barrassoci condition that all other
salaries are necessarily brought
down to the minimum, the Legisla,
turo must share in the general re
It is unpleasant 'to 'criticise the
acts of our own Legislature, but
duty to the public demnds ,it when
eiver this body .seems not to be
Kind Words for Brave Nen.
The New York Herald gained
,greatly in the estimation of the
people by the imnpar'tial and manly
-course il pursued dnring the last
-campaign. In its colunns alone
were found unbiased reports of
umatters daily occurring, while its
ed1i torials hold the scales of justice
with even balanico, and were dis,
tinguished for candlor and liberality.
This paper in a recent article con
tained the following in regard to fthe
-celebration of Memorial D~ay oni the
Tfhis being the next year after
ou r g reat (contenial eel ebraio w4f ~o
trusiit no0 distinction will be made
to--morrowv between the graves of
Northern and Southern soldiers in
places whore both exist in the same
cemeteries. The Southern soldiers,
however misguided, were still our
countrymen They fought with a
herojam of which no American has
reason to be ashamed. The
bravery, tenacity and soldierly
qualities they oxhibitod during the
war must be regarded as~ a valuable
contribution to the general reputa
tion of the country. Our security
against foreign aggroeion or insult
consists in the opmion entertained
abroad of our public spirit and
prowess, and other nations under -
stand perfectly well that the mnilita
ry vigor of the South would be as
strenuously exerted in a foreign
war as it was in our civil conflict.
It is ntot merely what the North did,
but what both North and South did,
that has given this country a char.
acter for military ability and re
sources wvhich maekes it formidable
in the eyes of all -amtions. In this
repect those who fought on both
sides rendered a grea~t service to the
country by demonstrating that . the
sections which wore. so powverful
against~ each other would he irro -
sistible against an oxternal foo,
The attested bravory of our wholo
people wHi sayo us from foreign at.
tksand-ldr blood spilled in our
equal loss of life in wars with other
Powers. The Southern soldiers
contri)uted their full share to this
national reputation, and there should
1)e no scruplo or hesitation inl scnt
toring flowers upon their graves.
They paid the full penalty of their
mistakes, and their bravery is a
precious national possession.
'WEDNESDAY, May 30.
The claim of the Wdn Street
Journ a1 was postponed till next
The House amendment to the
mileage and per diem bill, to strike
out the words "such per diem as
wil amount to $300," oto.,and insert
mstead the words "85 per dliem,"
was adopted : also, the Lllmewlhilnenit
as to excepting this special session.
Bill to utilize conviet ltaior was
taken up for a third reading and
The bill to prevent cruelty to
aimmals was postponed till the next
The Senate concurred in all the
House anenudments to the fence
law bill, except the one providing
for the taking up of cattle by the
The report of committee on judi
ciary on resolution to inquire into
the violation of privileges of the
Senate in the aIrest of .)uhlini I.
Walker was indefinitely postponed.
A largo number of bills, of local
or limited interest, were read a
The bill (Rouse) to amend an act
supplementary to chapter 15, tithe
4, part 1, of the General statutes of
South Carolhna, relating to the
militia, and for the better organiza
tion and government of the same
was read a third time.
The Speaker of the House atton
ded in the Senate chamber, and a
large number of bills were ratilied
among them the bill to provide for
the filling of vacancins in county
olices ; the bill to altlorize the
governor to appoint a trial justice
resident at Blackstock ; the bill to
reduce and fix the pay of county
Coiumissioners and tHeir clerks :
and the bill to provide for rotation
of circuit judges.
House concurrent resolhtion to
elect a judge for the fifth circuit
1wis referred to the judiciary commit
tep, with instructions to confer with
the attorney general and report on
The appropriation bill was then
taken up, amiended, passed, and
returned to the House.
Concurrent resolution (House)
authorizing the governor to occupy
or rent out certain property in the
city of Colunbia, was adopted.
HfousE or' RP~mRmEsNrrvs.
Several reports from conunittees
were received, amnd laid over underc
The bill to establish uniformity in
the hioldling of circuit courts was
ordered to be engi ussed for a third
Thme Sen ate retLurned .thme fenee
law bill with immaterial amend
monts, whiichi woro concurred~ ini by
Mr. J. .J. Hemphill introduced a
concurrent resolution directing the
Senators and Represen tatives in
Congress to take such steps as will
secure from the general govern
momnt such appropriations as will
deepen at least one of the channels
of Charleston harbor andl .implrovo
other rivers and harbors in this
T. .B. Johnston, claiming a scat
from Sumter', -camne to the banr of
the Hlouse and was allowed an
opportunity to purge himself of coin
tempm1t, but instead oif doing so. he
indulged in a brief spch~l, which
placed him in a worse position than
On motion of Mr. Simpson, the
Hlouse resolved, by a vote of 63 to
28, to refuse to admit Mr. Johnston
a a member,
Mr. Petty initrod1ucod a resolution
authorizing the p)residing officers to
issue pay cortificates to members
for the regular and extra sessions of
tis~ body, fixing the pa~y for the
regular session at $300 and mileage,
and for the extra session at *5 por1
diem and mileage. Referred.
TuonsnAY, May 31.
A number of bills, of local impor..
tanco, wvere passed.
A message wvas receieved from the
House, requesting a comiinttee of
comnferenco on the appropriation
The chair appointed Messrs.
Jetor, Witherspoon and Nash on the
Mr.:GQary moved that Mr. Mootze
be added to the aonmiutt.t
chair was sustained by a - decisive
vote-twenty-three ayes to two
Bill to nako appropriation for
salary and mileage of members of
the General Assembly, and other
expenses incidental thereto, was
then taken up.
After some discussion the amend,
melent recommended by the commit
tee on fihulco was adopted. This
provides $600 for the regular sos
sion and $200 for this session.
The supply bill was amended by
striking out 7. mills and inserting
51 mills for State taxes ; also, by
making pay certificates of members
and officers of the Legislature for
the session of 1876 receivable for
taxes. This bill makes no provision
for the payment of interest on the
Mr. Gary moved to strike out one
per cent. per month interest for non
I.;ynent and insert seven per cent.
per annum. 1e said ho thought it
would be too hard on mon who
were too poor to pay the taxes to
charge them with twelve per cent.
interest also. The amendment was
The judiciary committee reported
that they were of the opinion that
the judgeships of the fifth and
the eighth circuit are vacant.
[The facts in regard to Judge
Carpenter, of the fifth circuit, have
already been given. Judge Cooke,
of the eighth circuit, was elected in
January, 1873, to fill the unexpired
term of the late Judge Orr, who re
signed to accept the mission to
Russi a. A term of four years would
cause Judge Cooko to go out
of office in January, 1877. But
it is asserted that prior to
his re-election in December,
187-5. Judge Cooke resigned theloftice
of circuit judge, and under his new
olection acceptedi a commission for
four years from that date. This is
a correct statement of the facts,
and if a new election be ordered for
the eighth circuit, it will involve the
necessity of final adjudication by the
HousE or REPREsENTATVES.
House joint resolution to declare
valid the recording of (ertail con
vynns . r'enr;I(l. withou t flhn ons
lorsement of the county auditor was
ordered to ba engrossed for a third
A number of bills, of local imporw
tan ce, were passed'.
The calendar being cleared, the
Mr. Stophens on the Situation.
T. ho Now iork Tribune gives the
following summary of what it claims
to be tho views of Hon. A. H.
The Hon. A. H. Stephens gives
thme heartiest anid most comlelte
rort of endorsement of the Presi.
dlnt's p)olic'y. He is sure the politi,
cal feeling of the South "onght to
be a hearty support of Mr. Hayes,"
for "ho is doing well, very well."
As for the Northern Democrats.
th~iey "ondors~e him andl his policy."
When a corr'espondlent of the Civ
cinnfati J'npir~er asked him if they
ought to endorse a man "who holds
his office b~y fraud,'' Mr. Stephens
replied :"That has nothing to do
with it. Whether Mr. Hayes went
into office by fraud or otherwise, it
makes no difference now that his
policy has become known. And
that policy is, as you see, a cones
sion of all the D)emocrats have
anlauh. Occupying their ground
exactly, they can'tgaff'ord to abuse
him. What (do the 1peopl1 care who
governs ?I They dlon't stopj to think
whether it's A B or C D), this man
or that, this party or that. All they
care for is a good government, and
then they don't mind who is in
power-nobody except the few mis
erable politicians who make a living
oKf of office. I am greatly pleaisedl
with Mr. Hayes, because I think he
wants to do the fair thing. He has
come up to the principles of the
D)emnocrat party in relation to the
trea~tmnent of the South. T1hat wvas
all that in reality separated the two
parties before. He having come to
our way of thinking, I cianot help
admiring him for it:" "Will this
cour'se of his split the Democratic
party hero in South ?I" "Why
should it ? It doesn't split up a
party often to have men who have
been its opponents to come over and
advocate its p)rinciples. It strength
tenls it instead of weakening it. There
are no leopublicans here in the
South-none except a few carpet
baggers anid scalawags who want
offices. As for the negro, he is noth
ing but ai machine-an instrument
in the hands of the politicians to
vote as they want, for this man or
for that, just as things may seem to
demand. He is not to be taken into
necount in making up tlie estimate,
becausoi ho goes just as they want
him to go." -
The growth of the Episcopal
elhtrcp.ip..Baltimore has been. mar
nlois. Ther'e are now ithirty-six
churches and forty clergy in:. the
city. Thirty.years. .back there~~vde
Iiot' onnet6JntIr~tha affnnambe.
A Young Men's Christian Associa
tion has boon organized at Lucknow,
Archbishop Percho, of Now Or
leans, La., has translated the relics
of St. Fortune at St. Sauveur's
church, Lockport, La.
The first Catholic chapel built at
the mission of Sierra Leone, Vest
Coast of Africa, was orectod at Rio
Pongo in July last.
A now Wesleyan church has been
opened in Rome. It is exactly op
posite the palace of the Cardinal
The chiefs of the Cherokees,
Delawares and Seminoles are all
members of Baptist churches. In
two cases the chiefs are pastors.
A very large number of Am'erican
ministers are in Europe, in attond
ance on the diffrent religious
Rev. A. Jaeger, the converted
Jew, who was for some time a teach
er of Hebrew in the Southern
Bhaptist Theological Seminary, has
joined the Episcopalians.
The Rev. Charles W. Quick, the
editor of the .Episopal Recorder,
lns left the ministry of the Protest
ant Episcopal church, and been re
ceived into the ministry of the
Reformed Epise opal church.
Some people's religion is just like
a wooden log. There is neither
warmth nor life in it, and. although it
helps you to hobble along, it never
becomes a part of you, but has to be
strapped on every morning.
The Romish bishops of Holland
and Belgium have memorialized
their respective sovereigns to in
tervene in conjunction with other
Powers in behalf of the pope's
Dr. Abel Stevens, the historian of
Methodism, is to become pastor of
the Union church of American
Christians at Geneva. Switzerland,
which has been served until quite
recently by Rev. Leonard W. Bacon.
There is perhaps no State where
the Roman Catholic church is
making more rapid progress than in
California. New churches, schools,
l'ospitals, &c.. are, springing up
everywhere. Many thousand dol
lars a re annually sent to the Pope
for church uses.
The n "Metropolitan Temple'
in San Francisco is progressing
finely. This magnificent building is
designed for the use of the Baptist
church, nnder the pastoral care of
Rev. T. S. Kalloch. One momhe-s
gave $100,000 toward its construc
tion. It will cost over $200,000.
The Board of Missions of the
Methodist Episcopal church has
held its usual monthly meeting. Dr.
Nelson, the treasurer, stated that
the indebtedness of the society on
April 30, 1876, was $166,086 27,
while on April 30, 1877. it was
*108.616 61, showing a reduction of
the debt of $57,462 66.
The A llancle says thant "the
Baptist translation of the Bible into
Japanese astonished the Japs with,
'In those days came John tihe
Soaker, preaching the soaking of
of repentance.' 'Repent and he
soaked, every one of you.'" The
Japanese language has no word to
At a recent convention of Hindoos
held at Benar'es, India, after a
thrilling speech by K~aloo Suragee
on the drunkenness and moral
degr'adation of people in Australia
and other English colonies which
he had visited, 6,000 rupees were
subsc(ribed to send Brahmin mis
sionaries to those places, and
Suragee will translate portions of
the Vedas for their use. This is
evangelizing tihe evangelizers.
The Episcopalians are not even
as sneccessful in their African mis
sions as the Methodists, and the
church has of late years lost very
much of its former interest in that
field. IForty, years have elapsed
simce the m-ission was established,
and in the colony of Liberia there
is not one self.snastaining'parish, and
the number of communicants among
the natives is scarcely larger than it
was twenty years ago.
.Congregatinalism is declining in
its great stronghold. The New
England churches nunaber now
1L179, considerably less than 'one.
half the total number, while the
Congregational churches outside of
New England number 1,584. But
thore are 199,489 members in the
New England ohuirches, while the
churches West and South have
151,169 members,. The. flye largest
chur'ches in the Congregational de
nomination are .Plymouth, Br'ooklyr,
Mr. .Ieecher, 2,526; First, Chicago,
1,197 ; Broadway Tabernacle, New
York, Rev. Dr. ,Tyor, 954; Central,
*Brooldyn',Bev. ri". Scidder, 940,
and Church of the 'pimrm. s, Bro
In its church extension work the
Congregational Union has been very
successful. Since 1862, when a
number of Western brethren came
East and appealed for aid in erecting
church buildings in new settlements
1,000 churches have either been
erected or received material aid.
In 1850 there were but 1,000 Con.
gregational churches in the country ;
tosday there are over three thousand
Quebec Seminary has in its pos-.
session the chasuble and stole of
His Holiness Pius IX, used by him
in the celebration of high mass in
t'e private chapel of the Vatican.
The certificate accompanying it
attests that it was used by His
Holiness during the thirty years of
his pontificate. It will be worn by
His Grace the Archbishop on the
fiftieth anniversary of the pontificate
of Pius IX.
According to Boston correspond..
onts, Unitarianism has not been so
shaken for half a century in Boston
as it has been the past. winter.
Moody in the Tabernacle, and
Joseph Cook in Tremont Temple
one striking at the masses and the
other at the culture of the city-have
made the advocates of liberal re
ligion-"limp, lavender liberalism,"
as Mr. Cook calls it--to shake and
tremble. Somehow, Unitarianism
does not look as respectable or as
scholarly as it did a year ago. Peo
ple are inclined to laugh when we
talk about "Unitarian culture," as if
the thing was a sham. Joseph Cook
has (lone much to make its scholar
ship look like more pretence, and his
broad statement that there is no
scholarly scepticism in Boston is
generally believed. Thus far Moody
and Cook have done good service
to Evangelical Christians.
SOUTH CAROLINA NEWS.
The Hampton herald says that
the people of York all support
Hampton's conservative policy.
Rock Hill merchants sold a hun
dred empty kerosene barrels one day
1 ist week. The middle men cleared
fifty dollars by the operation,
Rook Hill has organized the Ca'.
tawba Rifles with the following offi.
cers : Allen Jonas, Captain; A. H.
White, first lieutenant ; L. M. Davis.
second lieuten mt ; W. J. Foa;, tLi. d
lieutenant ; and R. T. May, orderly
A "stinging" snake has been k:lled
in Newberry. It has a - sharply
pointed tail, terminating in a clearly
defined sting. This must be one of
the "horned" snakes of which such
fabulous narratives have been re
ilarrk fo Hafilol!
GRAND SPRING OPENING,
Dx y Goods, .Fancy Goods, a'td
O I? a beautifal and full line of latest
novelties in Spring and Bummer
Millinery and Fancy Goods, eons isting In
part of:Iadies', Misses' and Children's
trimmed Hlats, Flowers, Ribbons, Bilks,
A large lot of Ladies' Collarettes,Flebus
and other fancy articles. Inspection of
tho Ladies and pumbliC generally solicited.
We will endeavor to please the most fas-.
tidious. All we ask is that you call, and
see for yourselves, and give us a trial.
New Spring Prints. Centennial Stripes,
Dress Goods,W~hite Goods, Dress lImpror
era, ('orsets |Hosiery, Gloves, Notions,
Clothing, Hats, Shoes, &o.
Agent for Rutterick's reliable paper
patterns. Ladies', '* isea' and Children's
new patterns in store.
Just filled up with fre hi Groceries, Con.
fectionaries and everything usually found
im a first class house of the-kilidb
A lot of Furniture Laths, Shingles, &c,
Lumber low for Cas.
3. 0. B3OAG.
You can find all you want by cnlling
aprIl 14 Ty, 0. E ng
Has removed to the store next to Francis
W TATOHE8, Clocks and Jewelry re
Vpared, and satisfaction gnaranteed
Those Indebted to me for work on
jewelry will pleade pay at once, fer
Hamapton Is Mee1oted,
fi l tf
A. N. MACRET
Atto'noy and Counsellor at 1aw,
$W'Speial Atentionpaid to the speedy
ooleoton of ocalms, Wil practice in al
of the courts of this Stato and the t'zmtge