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WINNSBORO. S. O.
Tuerday, March 2., : : 1878.
B. MEANS DAVIS, EDTon.
JNO. 8, BBYNOLDS, AssoCIATa EDITOR.
Tua cONTY CONVENTIONS of Ander
son, Abbeville and Hampton, be
sides a number of local clubs, have
passed resolutions demanding the
renomination of Governor Hampton.
SENAToR TAFT, Republican, of
Charleston, introduced resolutions
in the Senate cordially endorsing
Governor Hampton, and compli
menting him on the fulfillment of all
THOSE NOBTHERN DEMOCUATO are
plucky fellows. Here in the State
of Rhode Island, the Republicans
can split and each wing beat the
Democrats, yet the latter come up
smilingly to the scratch every year.
They have just put a full ticket into
THa LEOIsLATURE has adjourned,
and the Solons of the State are now
reposing on the bosoms of their re.,
spective constituencies. The session
was a long one, and much was said
and done by members that should
have been omitted. But the work
as a whole was good. Many re
forms have boen inaugurated, and
the way has been paved for still
further improvement. By the way,
a prejudice exists among some
people against sending lawyers to
the Legislature. A close observation
leads us to conclude tha;t. the
lawyer in the last Legislature did
not make near as much fuss as other
The State University.
The bill providing for the reha
bilitation of this old institution has
become a law. A new board of
trustees was elected by the Legisla
ture, consisting of Col. C. H. Simon
ton, of Charleston ; S. Dibble, Esq.,
of Orangeburg ; R. W. Boyd, Esq..
of Darlington ; Col. J. H. Rion, of
Fairfield ; Col. J. D. Blanding, of
Sumter ; J. F. J. Caldwell, Esq., of
Newberry, and Gen. John S. Pres"
ton, of Columbia. The college will
will not be opened for the present,
but we anxiously await the day
when the educational system of
the State will be crowned by a State
College-if free, so much the bet,ter.
It is nonsense to say that the South
Carolina t.College ever militated
against the poor. Some of the
brightest and most honored citizens
of the-State are beneficiaries of that
The State N'itary Academy.
A determined effort is making.-to
recover the Citadel from the United
States Government, which seized it
V.' at the surrender of Charleston and
has hold it ever since as captured
Confederate property, though it
belongs solely to the State. A
demand will be made also for rent
for the time the Federal govern,
ment has occupied it. The amount
thus due would, if recovered, suffice
to pay all the expenses of conduct
ing a military academy for several
years without a cent of aid from the
- State. What the present Congress
will do is a matter of speculation,
but the next Congress wvill certainly
yield to the just demand. In the
meantime the alumni of the
academy are pushing matters.
Governor Hampton has appointed a
board of visitors, consisting of
General Johnson Hagood, Rev. S.
B. Jones, of Anderson ; Colonel E.
Croft, of Greenville; Captain H. A.
Gaillard, of Fairfield ; Colonel C.
Irvine Walker, of Charleston. All
of the members of the board are
alumni of the institution. Wo wish
them abundant success.
A New Crusade.
Shortly after the inauguration of
1 the present administration, Carl
S Schur:, the Secretary of the In
terior,As#sed an order causing the
s,elmure of all timber that was being
out on goVernment lands. Upon
place it in an entirely different
aspect. The Secretary revived an
old law that had virtually never
been enforced, and under it sent
out agents to collect "stumpage,"
and to institute suits against tres
passers. This brought to light the
whole horde of spies and robbers,
whose acts in the South in ku-klux
prosecutions, tobacco and whiskey
raids, and similar outrages have
rendered them so obnoxious-the
foremost among them being the
notorious Hester. These pimps
have gone to work both in the
territories and in Florida, Missis
sippi, Louisiana and Arkansas, and
while they have prevented the
settlers in Idaho, Montana and
Wyoming from even using fire
wood without paying a dollar a
cord. They have seized millions of
dollars' worth of logs and timber
along the Gulf of Mexico, regard
less of whether they were public or
private property. The governor of
Florida was even arrested on a
trumped up charge, but proved his
entire innocence. All the powers
of government are put at the
disposal of these spies ; and a
simple telegram from Hester is
sufficient to prevent the clearance
from port of any vessel which he
affects to suspect of carrying off
public timber. It is said he
transports a carriage and a pair of
horses with him on the steamboats
and railways so that he can ride
out three or four miles from any
station to inspect any man's wood
Some time since it was announced
that Hester had forsaken pu?'.ic
life and would enter the ministry.
But he saw in this now raid un
limited opportunity for stealage
and he couldn't resist the tempta
tion. As Senators from the raided
States are making it warm for Mr.
Schurz, it is hoped that Hester
will soon be remanded again to
his theological labors.
"GETTING AN ORGAN."
A Reply from Dark Corner to the Wri
ter in the "BaX.tist Courier."
Messrs. Iditors : If you will
allow us a small space in your
columns, we would like to say
something in defence of the Rock
Creek congrrgation. "Observer," of
"Dark Corner," has made many
false statements in the course of his
slanderous article. He starts out
by saying a "skeptic" invited the
guests to his house from the first
entertainment, as the "member" at
whose house it came off objected
to dancing, both of which assertions
are untrue, as well as the assertion
of our having a grab-bag, mock
post-office, raffle, &c. Then he
goes on to talk of amusements
that "pander to the lower propen~
sities of humanity." We wvouldi like
if he would draw the line of demar
cation between those that pander
to the lower, and those that pander
to the higher, for the benefit of us
benighted mortals. Does he think
that young persons encounter any
danger of degradation or shame by
engaging in the frivolous amuse
ments of a square dance with their
mothers, brothers, kindred and
friends in the strong ?-admitting,
Messrs. Editors, for the sake of
argument, that dancing in modera
tion is vicious-which we most con
fidently deny, "Observer" to the
contrary notwithstanding. There is
no victory when no enemy is met,
nor is. there any real virtue if no1
temptation to vice is resisted. WVe
are glad to be able to say that the
standard of training exercised by
the good parents of the Rock
Creek community is of such an order
that the young people can be en
trusted to conduct themselves prop
erly oven in such a cesspool of
vice as a dance. We admit we are
poor Ih Pecuniary matters, but think
we can weigh morals with "Observ
ver" and give him his saintly self
conceit in tho bargain. He seems
to forget that the ladies yey'e the
prima niovers in tlie scbeme, and
tha t ue-b e4n,tng t I,
Y moral calamity to the communi
by, we are forced to assert that
"Observer" is a narrow-minded
bigot, and deserves the censure of
every fair minded person who is so
unfortunate as to have road his
tirade on the modesty, virtue, intel
ligenco and refinement of our vicin
ity. We pity him for naking such
a jackanapes of himself, and are of
the opinion that it was a great mis
take when his good mother loosed
him from her apron-string. She
had better tie him again, as he
seems to have no faith in virtue,
chastity, honor, or even the ef'ect
of Christian training. In . cof nlu
sion, we would ask, if, when the
hat goes round in a church, accord
ing to church rules, and some strag
gler, or bad man, in the far corner
drops in his mite, he rises in his
seat and demands whether that
piece of money was obtained in an
honest, as well as church-sanctioned
way, or in a game of "social seven"
or by the fleetness of his nag ?
Who ever heard of money from any
source being refused at a church
collection ? Yet if a community of
young ladies in their desire to do
something for the prosperity of the
3hurchi of their forefathers by
originating a play-and allowing a
lance afterwards, though entirely
anconnected, in all honesty of heart
believing it to be an innocent
imusement, some egotistical under..
3trapper grabs his pen and pub
lishes them to the world. He had
3etter stay in his dark corner,
is it might disturb the equilibrium
f his self -satisfied superiority if
be came down among people who
believe that others can be good as
-yell as themselves, and that a penny
a as good if-obtained by proficiency
n dancing as for proficiency in
?reaching. Hoping that "Observer"
will sweep out his own house before
.e starts out into the world again
with his little broom, we are his,
n pity, ROCK CREEK SAMARITAN.
A PROPOSED TJ ZRfITORY.
A bill is pending in Congress to
3rect the Black Hills country into
a territory called Lincoln. It will
be between the twenty-third and
wenty-eighths meridians, and the
forty-"third and forty-ninth parallels,
ibsorbing the western half of Dako.
ba, and portions of Montana and
Wyoming, and will contain 108,000
square miles, three times the area
>f South Carolina. The Black Hills
proper are being rapidly developed.
The gold mines yielded $2,000,
300 in 1876, $5,000,000 last year,
md the estimated yiel.i for the pres.
ant year is $10,000,000. Three
thousand gold bearing lades and
three hundred silver lades have
ocen located and recorded. Coal,
ron, copper and lead have also been
round, as wvell as potroleumn and
saline springs. There are also
within this eighty miles large placer
mines which have heretofore yielded
ibout one-half of the gold product o.f
buis country. Along this miner.. 1
Legion more than twenty thriving~
bowns have sprnng into existence,
where all kinds of business nye
profitably being carried on. Banks,
iotels, stores and many kinds of
nannfac tories usually fouand in
western cities and towns, are not
wanting in the settlements of the
Black Hills. Churches and school
iouses already exist ini considerable
2umber and are being rapidly pros
n'ded to meet the wants of the popu
ation. The country is covered withb
nagnificent forests, and the soil is
said to possess great fertilitv. "Caii
~ornia Joe," an old miner and scout,
:oenarked of this region, "There's
told from the grass-roots down,
ut there's more goid from the
trass-roots upi." The lack Hills
tre hundlrgls 'of Imi ea from anyv
>thecr settlement, whiule the Black
Elills delogagate to the Dakota LeQg,
slature has to travel a thousand
miles to reach Yankton, receiving
wo hundred dollars for mileage
THE PENETRATING WINDS incident
o this season of the year are a
severe ordeal for the lungs. The
aegIect of a hard cough generally
eads to a weakness of theo lungs,
which, not infrequently, results in
80HENcKs PULuONIo Svnur will at
meeC relieve and loosen a tight
3oulgh and is such an agreeable
remedy that children will take it
without being coaxed. A cold on
the lungs, if consumption is not
dlready developed, may be easily
mastered by the use of the Pulmnonic
syrup, together with Schenck's
HIandrake Pille to clear the sys tern
>f tho accumulated mucus.
In more serious.cases, wvhere the
:lisease has become. deeply seated,
and the patient - suffers from loss of
ippetite, weakness and emaciation,
eeksSaWeedi Tonic should
used in connectioni wit 4ho
1ab h aepnetiedheI,e1t tQmu
form its healing and cleansing
The use of those standard reme
dies according to the directions
which accompany them, cannot fail
to produce most satisfactory re
sults. A letter addressed to Dr.
Schneck Corner of Sixth and Arch
Sts., Philadelphia, asking advice,
will promptly receive the Doctor's
perHonal attention, free of charge.
Schenck's Medicines are for sale
by all Druggists. *
Washington, D. C., Nov. 10, 1876.
I take great pleasure in certifying
to the effiecy of Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup, in use in my family and as a
specific for colds of children or
adults, I have found it to be a cure
almost immediate and always per
Tuos. B. PRICE.
1lleers. Editor :-Please an
nounce the following ticket for our
next Town Council:
JNo. J. NEIL.
J. H. C3rmiNas,
T. R. R)DiRTSON,
J. J. 1I0:-.1STER,
The atbO)Ve nl?med, arY; active, rep
resentativo young men, and we feel
satisfied that all the varied interests
of the community will be protected
and promoted under their adminis
March 14- tf MArY FRIENDS.
WE are now receiving a splendid
150 piecea Prints,
10 " Cambio irics,
10 " Cretones.
A fini lot of WVash Poplins, beaiutifuil
lie of white and igured Centannuia
B1inehed HIroespuns, Sursuckcers, Cno on
D)iapr, Tab,lo Lineni and Dam. sk
arnd the prettiest assort ment TIable
UIoths~ and~ DJoylie's to match
in the muar.< it, aind many
other goodsi which
lease call and
A full line of Straiw, F"elt and n ool
We hiave n!ways tulen a prjide in 0our
* hoe, dIepartsn.at. W'. on n zow say thait
we have the. most compJlete s,Ock oIf
a .(is~ ever brou)i.;ht to) this mazrket.
GIVE US A CALL.
DONY'Tj MISS THlE
THlE entire stock of Furniture, Mat
tras8os, WindoW Shaudos, Baby Carriages,
e., willi be sold a', greatly 'reducod
prices, from this dAy, regrardess of cost,
to olose out at
Th0 Chkgt&: 1( uiunN sN $ ie
J UST arrived and for sale cheap. Call
and examine them.
G'nts' Baltimrore hand and machino
sewed :ihors j ust in. Don't fail to come
and sco them.
Spring and Summer Hats just received,
consisting of all the latest styles in gents'
and youths' fur, straw and wool hats.
J. F. McMASTER & CO.
DEMOCRATIC COUNTY CLUB.
Ameeting of the Fairfield County
Democratic iub, will be held on the
fifth Saturday in March. The Club will
be compo :ed. as heretofore, of five dele
gates from each local or subordinate club.
The purpose of the meeting is the
coasidoration of such measures as will
place our county organization in accord
with the form presented by the State
Democratic Convention of August, 1870,
and also of such rule:; and regulations
for the government of our county organi
zation as will soutnre its fullest support
of its own nominations, guard it against
the dangers or dli;car.d and internal dis
sensions, fill its ranks and strengthen its
lines for the campaign on which it is
about to enter.
These preliminary steps, wi:3ely and
d Iberately taken, will place our party
in the strongest position possible to us,
and enable us to adopt promptly any
course that the emergencies of the cam
paign .ay require.
JNO. BR ATTON,
march 2-xttd County Chairman.
For restoring Gray Hair to
its natural Vitality and Color.
I " A dressing
which is at
- and effectual
ing the hair.
Faded or gray
hair is soon
restored to its
original color, with the gloss and
freakness of youth. Thin hair is
thickened, falling hair chc'kedl, and
baldness often, though niot always,
cured by its use. Nothling can re
store the hair where the follicles are
destroyed, or the glands atrop)hiedl
an ecyd But such as remalin
can be saved for usefulness by this
application. Instead of' fouling the
hair wvith a pasty sediment, it will
keep it cleani and vigorous. Its
occasional use will prevent the hair
from turning gray or falling ofr,
and consequently prevent baldness.
Free f-om those deleterious sub
stances which make some prep)ara,
tions dlanger'ous and injurious to
the'hair, the Vigor cnn only beneflt
but not harm it. If wanted merely
nothing else can be found so desir
able. Containing neither oil nor
dye, It does not soil whIte earn
brie, and yet lasts long on tho hair,
giving It a r'ich glossy lustro and a
Dr. J. C. AVER & CO., Lowell, Mass,
lor. flY ArL DRlUGGISTs BV5RTWXURZ..
-All sufterers f rem this diacaSD that are ax.
lOus to be curedl shouiki trydR ssNxRn's
Celebr'ated Oonm tlve PoWDEjCJs. Those
P'owdeors ate t he onlyar arAtion known that
wlli cure CONsULi aTo~ nd all diseases of
the THI RoAT andi LU.NOs--.Indeed, ep. st,ron Is
ou ait tem nlat*t ovno~uta