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WINNSBORO, S. 0.
Saturday, March 23, . : 1878
A. MsAN DAVIS, EDnrro.
JO. I. MYXOLDS, AsOcIATz EDITro.
CAPT. W. D. M. HARMON, the for
mer editor of the Lexington .Die
patch, died suddenly in that county
on Tuesday night.
TAXES IN FAIRFIELD this year will
be only nine and seven-tenths
mills, against from seventeen to
twenty in the beneficent reigns of
Moses and Chamberlain.
Tax HoUsE KILLED the Senate bill
preventing public officials and
members of the Legislature from re
ceiving free passes from railroads.
This was the more reprehensible on
the part of the House, because all
the members of the Legislature
receive mileage, both ways. Mr.
Brice voted for the bill. Mr. Gail
lard was absent, attending court in
CONahESs WON'T LET the newspa
pers alone. Not content with im
posing a prohibitory duty on type
and ink, they propose to make
weekly papors pay postage within
the counties in which they are pub
lished, and to prevent the trans.
mission of daily newspapers by
express. Have the Congressmen
no fear of a hereafter, or do they
believe with Bob Ingersoll and
Brother Beecher, that there is no
TuE DILL TO iEDISTRICT the State
has been killed. While a redistricting
is necessary, the proposed change
was not wise. It threw Charleston,
Beaufort and Colleton into the
same district, thus tying a mill
'tone about the necks of the peo
ple of those counties. It also in..
eluded Sumter in the fourth district.
This would have thrown both Col.
Evans and Col. Richardson into
the same district. The latter should
be allowed to remain in the first
district, which he is now contesting,
so that he may at any rate have a
second chance next term.
. The News and Courier calls for
the prosecution of Chamberlain.
We have called for the prosecution
of all tihe head devils until wve are
hoarse. That Chamberlain is a
scoundrel, none conversant with
the history of South Carolina will
gainsay. The question is whether
he sufficiently covered his tracks to
eswape legal conviction by a mixed
jury. The query, "who struck
Billy Patterson 1" has long been a
matter of anxious investigation.
Billy's antagonist struck him a
well we won't repeat what sort of a
lick, but how, or when, or whore
has never been satisfactorily settled.
Chamberlain bunged up poor old
South Carolina pretty badly, but he
was jusit shrewd enough to make
a Billy Patterson case of it. The
best way of settling with the Gov.
defunct, is to hang him "on general
Preparing for the Pray.
The Democratic members of the
Legislature held an important cau
cus on Wednesday night, the pur.
pose being chiefly to elect judges
to sit on the bond commission, and
ing debt. The following report of
the proceedings is given :
The first matter taken up was the
nomination of judges of the Bond
Court, andl, without debate, a vote
was taken, with the following result:
Thomson 98, Aldrich 68, Hudson
65, Wallace 87, Shaw 86, and Ker,.
shaw 84. Judges Thomson, Aldrich
,and Hudson were then~ declared the
Snominees of the caucus.
A LThe selection of attorneys to
assist the attorney-general was
next voted upon, with the following
result : A1eetze, 88 ;Y. J. Pope of
Newberry, 70 ; Mlaher, 21 ; Cothran
4 12 ;McGowan, 8; B. F. Perry, 5 ;
W. A. Mloore, of Lancaster, 4 :
Aldrich, 1~ The nomination of
Messrs. getze anA rope was then
made un inous.
XThe vo esw e ig o d
adssione~ f e ing
dbt~, oi 6u3i~ e.
- a .
tion of Mr. Coit was then made
The election of an inspector of
phosphates was next in order.
There was a host of candidates in
the field, but Col. Thos. Taylor was
declar ed to be nominated.
The following gentlemen wore 1
elected directors of the penitentiary:
W. K. Bradley, John Meighan, E.
S. Allen, John C. Seagers and
The elections being over, Mr.
Buist offered a resolution, which
was unanimously adopted, that a
committee of three be appointed to
wait upon Governor Hampton and 1
invite him to visit the caucus and
participate in all matters relating
to the Democratic party. Messrs,
Buist, Butler and Vandiver wvero
appointed said committee, and they
immediately waited upon Governor 1
Hampton and bore the invitation
tendered by the caucus.
After a short time, Governor
Hampton entered the hall, and
there was deafening applause for
Governor Hampton being called
upon, responded in a speech was
. Numerous other speeches of a a
political nature were made, and it
was a very late hour before the
Several resolutions suggestive of t
of the future of the Democratic I
party of South Carolina were offered 0
Mr. Buist offered the following, I
which was adopted: t
Resolved, That it is the sense of e
the Democratic members of the 1
General Assembly in caucus that no a
Democrat having the interest of the s
State at heart should unite with
Republicans on an independent
ticket, and~ 'that this caucus,
through its President, recommends
to the Democratic caucuses of the v
next Legislature that all such Rep- c
resentatives elected as independents
be not allowed admittance into the r
Democratic caucuses of the next
General Assembly. t
Mr. C. H. Simonton, of Charles
ton, offered the following resolution, t
which was unanimously adopted N
and vociferously cheered : c
Resolved, Thiat we recognize the
debt of gratitude which the State
owes to his Excellency Governor i
Hampton for the sagacity, wisdom
and eminent ability he has exhibited E
in the administration of his high s
office under circumstances of great t
public difficulty and trial; that he
possesses the cntire confidence and <
respect of the people of South t
Carolina, and we feel that in his
hands the honor and interest of the i
State are safe.
The caucus then adjourned.
The resolution offered by Mr. I
Buist was well timed, and it will
have a fine effect as sounding the
key note of' a campaign against
Radicals and deserters alike. Par
ties wvho would seek office counter
to the Democratic party should be
refused all counitenance.
A very pleasant feature of the1
occasion was the invitation extended
to Governor Hampton to attend
the caucus, and its acceptance. It
reminds us of the brave old days
"When no man was for party,
But all were for the State;"
when there was no administration
wing, and no anti-administration
wing ; but wheni governor, State<
officials, Legislature and all, counsel
ed freely together for the welfare
of the people. We take this as an
ausl)icious omen of the harmony
and enthusiasm of the party in the
coming campaign. ft is possible to
make the fall election a wvalk-over
the track, and it is possible to
throw the State into great peril by
bickering and internal discussion
Governor Holliday, of Virginia,
enjoys the proud distinction of
being the only man over elected
Chief Magistrate 'of the Old 1
Dominion without opposition. Let
a similar boast be made for Governor
Hampton next year.
T1IR STAT.E LEaI8LATURE.
WVEDNESDAY, March 20, 1878.
A number of bills passed their4
third reading, among them one pro,
viding for the payment of deficien
cies during the fiscal year beginning
Nov. 1, 1876, and one amending the
act utilizing convict labor.
The bill to create the the counties
of B3erkelay and Edisto from por..
tions of Oharleston and Colleton
came up. Mr. Camnpbell moved to
strike out the enacting olause of the
bill, which was greed to by a vote
pf aK~18,. nl~ .;...
he law in relation to elections ; to
ipportion the number of Aldermen
n the several wards of Charleston ;
to re-establish the office of Master
The fee bill then passed its third
reading, and was returned to the
Elouse with amendments.
It was resolved to enter into an
>lection for three judges for the
)ond commission on Thursd-y at
, p. m.
The phosphate bill passed a sec
)nd reading with amendments.
The Speaker of tho House ontored
he Senate and ratified a number of
>ills, among them the following :
To provide for the organization of
he State University ; to limit the
iumber of trial justices in the sover
id counties of this State ; to mako
6ppopriations for the payment of the
>er diem of members, &c. ; to re
luire county treasurers to pay out
chool funds in their hands under
ertain circumstances ; to amend an
et for the better protection of mi
ratory fish; and several bother acts
pening public roads and highways.
The Senate thou took a receos
intil 7:30, p. m.
At the evening session a bill
mending the tax act passed a sec
A message was received from the
ovornor announcing that he had
o.-day approved the legislative ap'.
ropriation bill for payment of per
ie,n and mileage of members, &c.
A bill to authorize and direct
aymont of certain salaries duo to
lie late pr.ofessors and other persons
nployed in the South Carolina
Jiivorsity passed its second reading;
iso a bill in relation to the normal
HOUsE' OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Several conference committees
tere appointed to meet similar
ommittees from the Senate.
The military committee reported
nfavorably on a bill to purchaso the
runs of the Columbia Artillery, and
he bill was placed on the calendar.
On motion of Mr. R. R. Hemphill,
lie joint investigating committee
vas allowed to sit until its labors be
A resolution to prevent lobbying
vas laid over for coneideration to
A bill to amend an act to regulate
ervice of legal process in railroad
id telegraph companies was sent
o the Senate.
The Senate bill to prevent public
)fficers and members of the Legisla..
ure from accepting railroad psses
vas defeated by a vote of 46 to 51
wenty-six Republicans and twenty.
ive Democrats opposing it.
A number of bills and resolutions
)assol a second reading, among them
concurrent resolution respecting
>rosecutions based on the report
f the joint investigating conmmiLtee
m public frauds ; a joint resolution
~o authorize and direct the county
sommissioners of Fai?field and Rich
and counties to rebuild and keep in
'epair a b)ridge across Little River',
~he said river being the dividinig line
>etween the coun lies of Fati ield
md Richland ; a bill for tho pro-I
~ection of certain insectiverous and
>thor birds therein namedcc.
At the evening session severad
>ills and resolutions wore received
~rom the Sonate, but no other busi
iess was transacted in viewv of the
act that a caucus had been an
ocunced to fake place at 8:30 o'clock.
Mr. Muller offered a resolution
hat the members fund their pay
,ertificates at fifty cenits on the dlol-.
ar, but it was unanimously voted
TaUnsDAr, March 14, 1878.
A large number of bills and joint
'esolutions were ratified.
The House concurrent reso lution
Luthorizing the committee on frauds
o sit for one month after the ad,.
ournment of the General Assembly,
vas opposed by Mr. Cochran, who
;tated that the committee would
land in its last report before the1
idjournmnent, and this clause was
iecordingly stricken out.
The remainder of the session of
hbe Senate was devoted to the clear-.
ng of the calendar.
HOUSE OF IIEPEBEENATIVEs.
The supply bill came back from
~he Sonate with amendments, in all
>f which the House concurred, and
~ho bill was ordered to be enrolled
~or ratification. The State tax is.
Sherefore, definitely and finally
Ixod at 4}. mills, exclusive of the 2
nill educational tax, with an average
t~ax of 8 -mills in the dontaties.
The judiciary-committee reported
!avorably on the registration bill,
md it was laid over for future con
The phosph at bill vas received
from therSenate .witi - mrend mentes;
Phpse amenjktI &6ur
Londbn girls receive one cent for
embroidering the "clock" on a stock..
The Snor/ i: tho name of a news
pnper soon to be issued in Brenham,
The abolition of .hell has reduced
the emphatic vocabulary of North
Carolina to nonsense.
At Cairo the Khedive placed a
palace at General Grant's disposal,
and accompanied him to the pyra
It is noticeable that the shoulders
of ladies who hold up one side of
their dresses are becoming very
The Rev. Job Washington, of
Rockport, Me., ninoty-two years of
age, has concluded to give up to
bacco, believing it to be injuring
his health. He has used it seventy
Here is a title of a book taken
from the catalogue of the fair at
Leipsic : "Goring, uber die Po
und die MIetasulphenylpropious
Polk's private secretary, "Old
Col. Hopkins," is, according to a
Denver paper, a street beggar at
Santa Fe, New Mexico, though still
displaying good breeding and excel
lent school manners.
"Vell, I swan, Billy," said an old
farmer to an undersized nephew
who was visiting him, "when you
take off that 'oro plug hat and spit
two or three times there ain't much
left of you, is th'?"-UIncinnati
The bronze gates of the Vatican
which open on the Arcades, and re
main opo:n while there is a living
Pope, were closed at 5:55 on the
evening of Feb. 7, a proceeding
which at oneo denoted that the
Holy F,,Uher had passed away.
The original bill of sale of a ne
gro man and woman by the Rev.
Jonathan Edwards, of Northampton,
Mass., in 1755, to the grandfather
of John 0. Pettibono, was among
the curiosities found in the house
of the late John O. Pettibone, of
Yo,u can teach a boy that if he
plays the t'.reo and four domino on
a three, leaving the six exposod to
the other end, it counts ten, in
about five minutes ; but it will take
him all day at school to learn that
four units and six units make ten
A poe1' es. weighing 160 pounds
yearns "to twitter as a bird on some
lone spray." When she gets on a
spray and begins to twitter there is
going to be an item for the local
paer unle.ss the spray is as thick
as an underground gas-pipe.,--.
An English clergyman invited
some colore.l proachers to dinner
wit,h somo whte gnests. The col
')red g' nanu t' th d not appezar,
th h i c hai ed cit except some
Christy a. instr;, whomn he soon
got rid of.
The RIussian Premier Gortschakoff,
who is very old, recently fell in love
with a Ph: yne of French birth, 'ond
he too publicly paid his attention
to her The old1 man was gone
about her, loved and worshiped
and mourned, for she wvent away
with a mere plebeian.
Boston Transcript :-"Mr C. K.
Ross, the father of 'Little Charley,'
is spending some weeks in and
abont the city, following up certain
information in relation to parties
connected withu Mosher and Douglas,
the parties who made the abduction
and who were killed at Bay Ridge.
Our police and the governor and
council are giving overy facility to
assist Mr. Ross in his almost hope
Why let your Baby suffer and
perhaps die, when a bottle of Dr.'
Bull's Baby Syrup would at once
relieve it and effect a cure. Price
25 cents. *
MUNCIP'A L NOMINA TIONS.
.Mles,rs. .Editors :--Please an
nounce the following ticket for our
next Town Council:
JNo. 3. NEIL.
- J. H. CUMMINoS,
T. R. fl.jBEnRsoW,
3. F. MM ABT ER,
IR. J. MOCABLEY.
The above named are active, rep
resentative young men, and we feel
satiBoned that all the varied interest%
of the commurnnity ,wiU e ~rote
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CLUB.
A meeting of the Fairfield County
Democratic %Aub, will be hold on the
fifth Saturday in March. The Club will
be composed. as heretofore, of five dole
gates from each local or subordinate club.
Tho purpose of the meeting is the
cosideration of such measures as will
place our county organization in accord
with the form presented by the State
Democratic Convention of August, 1876,
and also of such rulea and regulations
for the government of our county organi
zation as will secure its fullest support
of its own nominations, guard it against
the dangers or discord and internal dis
sensions, f1i its ranks and strengthen its
lines for the campaign on which it is
about to enter.
These preliminary steps, wisely and
deliberately taken, will place on'r party
in the strongest position possible to us,
and .enable us to adopt promptly any
course that the emergencies of the eam
paign L,ay require.
march 2-f1t4 County Chairman.
OTTO F. WEITERS,
Nos. 110,112 and 181,
CHARLESTON, S. C
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Faded or gray
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and decayed. But such as remin.~
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Free from those deleterious sub
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the hair, the Vigor can only beneflt
but not harm it. If wantcd merely
nothing else can be found so desir
able. Containing neither oil nor
dye, it does not soil white cam
bric, and yet lasts long on the hair,
giving it a rich glossy lustre and a
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