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WINNSBORO. S. C.
Thursday, February 14;: 1878.
I. MEANS DAVIS, Editor,
JNO. S. BEYNOLDS. Associate Editor.
The News and Courier takes the
novel ground that becauso the
Democrats endorsed a fraud, in the
matter of the consolidated coupons,
knowing it to be a fraud, the
Legislature is bound to endorse it
again. This is a little too steep,
As TiE BILL EIRECTING the new
county. of Hampton, out of the
upper portion of Beaufort, only
awaits the signature of the governor
to become a law, it may be regarded
a fixed fact. There will hereafter be
thirty-three counties and thirty
IT 1s TO BE HOPED that the Legis.
lature will not got into an inter
ininable squabble over the adjust
mont of the debt. If the Consoli,
dation Act is binding, as it seems to
be, it is useless to squabble over
the dirty thing. The people want
the Legislature to get through
bas'n)ss and come home.
GENERAL GARY's speech on the
University bill has evoked a groat
deal of favorable comment. It was
characterized by forco and much
wisdom, and although weldiffer from
him in toto in his conclusions, we
concur strongly in his opposition
to including the South Carolina
Oollege and the Claflin University
under one head, and the granting of
an equal endowment at present to
each. The Rev. Mr. Loomis, of
Chester, who is a missionary sent
from the North for the purpose o
educating the colored people, in a
letter the .Reportor concurs fully
with General Gary on this
point, and shows that by endowing
a college for the colored man above
his reach, the establishment of e
good normal school which he does
need is prevented. The wisest plat
is to give the colored people jusi
ISM"& bM~wavu go PAJj LAUU4p MAZU ?L1.I
to waste money when it will dc
them no good.
The State Democratic Executiv<
Committee has taken steps tc
secure speedy reorganization ; and
their advice, already published ini
THE NEWS AND HERALD, should bc
adhered to strictly. The organiza
tion last year was but temporary.
It can be perfected now, so as tc
last as long as the party lasts. Thc
Committee recommends urgently
the system of primary elections, 0r
the "Crawford County System" as it
is called in the North, after the
name of the place where it originst
ed. It is also suggested that
although the manner of nominating
should be agreed upon at once, the
elections themselves should not be
hold until just before the general
'election. Everything should be
done without haste, decently and in
order, and the whole summer is
required to orystalize public opinion
upon the merits of the candidates
proposed. We want a fair, square
expression of the will of the people,
and then we want all to march
solidly to the polls to see that their
Messrs. .Editors : If we are in-.
formed correctly the Lagislature
proposes to attach a certain monied
value to a circ~uit judgeship, and ir
this coin pay certain individuals
for oertain services they are sup
posed to have rendered in tihe
memorable campaign of 1876. Ini
other words, a highly honorable
offiea is to be dispensed as political
spoils. While the Stato is paying
off her campaign debts, would ii
not be a good idea to make some
provision for the poor, half-.starved
negroes by whose votes the State
was redeemed? Are there noi
some spells for themn, too, or are
they to be left ont in the cold i
Ehomsk "'to .the victors' be.
lengthes~pil seems to bagp
lar just nog.jWhile pathine bread
In peonle. ntaath. lo ou Rs.
tors be charitable to all alike, with
out discrimination. Had it not
been for the assistance of the
colored people, Hampton would
never have been elected, and it - is
base ingratitude to forget them
now. Men say now%,adays, reward
the white R3publicans who sup -
ported Hampton, men who clung to
the corrupt R tdical party for so
m:ny ye-tre, and only left it when
they found it to their interests to
do so. Nurse the roptiles who
stung you once, and who will sting
you again when you least expect it.
This is all right, they say, for the
sake of policy, but they also say
"let the nigger go to the devil."
This may be politics, Messrs. Edi.
tors, but it is not JUsTICE.
February 13, 1878.
THE STATE LEGISLATURE.
MONDAY, February 11, 1878.
A large number of bills, of local
or limited interest, passed a second
The conmittee on privileges and
elections submitted a favorable re
port upon the bill to establish by
law the various voting precincts of
the State, and the bill was passed,
with an amendment making the
number of precincts in Williams
burg county fifteen.
A number of bills were read a
third time, and ordered to be on
rolled for ratification.
The appropriation bill was re
ceived from the House, read by
title, and referred to the finance
Mr. Moctze, from the judiciary
committee, submitted a report in
reference to the charges preferred
by General Gary against Chief
Justice Willard. The committee in
their report cited sections 1 and 2
of article 7 of the constitution rela
tive to the manner of impeachment
and the duties of the Senate sitting
as a court of inquiry, and respect.,
fully asked that the committee be
discharged from further considera
tion of the question, in view of
their possible trial of the case, as
prescribed by law.
Housz oF REPRESENTATIVEA.
Mr. Petty introduced a resolution
providing that the General Assem,
Mr. Youmans introduced a con
current resolution that the mom
bers of the General Assembly re.
ceive no per diem during this se-..
BionI after the 20th inst.
Resolutions of thanks to Hon.
Peter Cooper, of New York, for his
profferedl donation, were unanimous
A bill to make appropriations to
meet the ordinary expenses of the
State government for the fiscal
year commencing November 1, 1877,
came up as the special order. Mr
Ficken, in behalf of the committee.
on ways and moans,' submitted
several amendments, which wvere
adopted. One of these amendments
waus to increase the lunatic asylum
ap~propriation from $45,000 to $52,.
000 ; the other was to give $10,000
for the purpose of improving and
repairing the penitentiary buildings.
The bill, as amended, was passed
and sent to the Senate.
The bill submitted by the special
comiittee consisting of four far.
mers and three lawyers in regard to
to the costs and fees of plaintiffs,
&cwas passed to a third reading.
The bill to reduce the limits of
thae city of Columbia was passed to
a th~irdl reading.
The bill to increase the pay of the
county commissioners of Barnwell
county, was passed to its third
reading, having been so amended as
to apply to the counties of Aiken,
Barnwell, Sumter, Richlandi, Edge
field, Fairfield, Kershaw, D)arling,.
ton, Newberry, Orangeburg, Beau
fort, Clarendon, Anderson and
A large number of bills and joint
resolutions were read a second
time-among them a bill to flu the
number of trial justices in the
several counties of this State ; bill
to authorize the county commission.
e to change the names of the
townships in their respective coun
ties ; bill to amend an act entitled
"An Act to limit the charge for
advertising certain notides," ap
proved December 22, 1875.
The bill to provide for the election~
oftesuperintendent of the State
penitentiary by the General Assem
bly was taken up out of its regular
order. After a long debate, the
enacting clause was stricken out b~
a large majority.
TUESsAY, February 12, 1878.
A number of bills were introduced
Mr. Taft desired to know whM
had hannong of thea.mattm.s ,.of....
to the committee on federal rela
tions. He desired some information
upon the resolution referred to
them, and thougl4t they had as well
face the music.
Explanations were made by
Messrs. Wylie, Lipscomb and
Bowen, exonerating the committee
from any attempt to "pigeon-hole"
The bill to secure landlords and
persons making advances, passed its
The report of the committee on
the judiciary on the bill regula
tingr the mode of capital exe,
cutions was taken up and the
bill amended, passed and ordered
to be returned to the House for
concurrence. The character of the
amendment is that private execu
tions shall not be compulsory, except
when it is possible to conduct them
in such manner under the circum
The House concurrent resolution
relative to the judicial elections was
read. Mr. Bowen moved to amend
by inserting Thursday, February
14. Mr. Wylie moved to amend the
amendment by substituting Friday,
the 15th. Mr. Todd said he desired
to dispose of the matter at once,
and get rid of all the candidates
who were worrying everybody to
death. This postponement, was
doing the State no good. The yeas
and nays were ordered fipon Mr.
Wylie's motion, which was lost by
yeas 13, nays 15. Mr. Bowen's
amendment was agreed to, and the
resolution was then adopted.
HOUsE OF REPRESENTATIVEs.
A number of bills and resolutions
were reported back by committees,
and laid over under the rules.
The special order-bill to prevent
unjust discrimination by common
carriers-was called up, and elicited
an animated and prolonged discus
Mr. Dargan moved to strike out
the enacting clause of the bill, and
made an argument in defense of his
Mr. Gaillard, of Fairfield, follow
ed in a terse speeGh in favor of the
passage of the bill. The arguments
he adduced in support of his posi
tion were clearly stated and forci
bly put, and made the whole sub
ject perfectly clear. He closed by
saying that the Legislature should
respond to the demands of the
citizens throughout the State and
afford them protection against the
hurtful discriminations practised bv
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Soap, Starch, Bagging
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Seed Oats, Rye and Barley, Nails
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Choice new crop New Orleani
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large Stockc of DRY GOODS,
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The very best made at 8* eta.
Coats' Cotton, all colors, at 75 eta.
We intend to try to please you in
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A full line of Samples will be kept on
hand, from whioh customers may make
selections. He now has the finest line of
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He is also prepared to cut or to mak
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Garment, of all kinds repaired and
jB* Cleaning a speclity.
.Thankful to the ptblic for past' patron
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