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WINNSOURO, S. C.
Tuesday, April 9. 1878.
B. MZdANS DAVIS,, EDITOR.
J1(O. 8. IEIYNOLDS, ASSOCIATE EDITOR.
RADICAL SENATORs, in Washington,
are caucussing in order to devise
some moans of carrying the next
House. They consider the Senate
and President as lost in advance.
A GEORGIA newspaper man wish
ing to compliment a certain gentle
man alluded to him as a "scarred,"
veteran ; but when the compositor
spelled it "scared," some tall ex..
plaining was necessary.
THE ENTHUSIASM aroused by Gov
ernor Hampton's visit to Anderson
and his speeches delivered there and
along the road have evoked consider
able attention from Northern papers,
as marking the success of the let
alone policy of the Prosident, and
as proving the good temper of the
people of South Carolina.
CAMDEN TRIED THE experiment Of
an independent municipal race this
year; and now the Kershaw Gazette
calls loudly for a Democratic nomi
nation for the vacancy in the conn.,
eil caused by a tie voto. The
Gazette's head is very level when it
says that politics are bound to enter
into every contest nowea-days.
TiE RADICALs were pretty badly
demoralized last year ; but they
will need a second defeat to con.
vince them of tho futility of their
efforts once more to run the State.
Already several obnoxious colored
Radicals in this county are boasting
of what they intend to do this fall.
A determined effort will be made
to reorganize the old shattered
ranks for a bitter contest. '1'To
coming campaign will be less ex
citing, but the work will be just as
hard as it was last year, unless the
Democrats organize so promptly
and thoroughly as to stamp out all
hopes of successful opposition at
once. They must wage an aggres~
sive warfare. Let every Demo,
crat constitute himself a committee
of one to see that the party nominees
are triumphantly elected in Novem
The State Press Association,
This body of journalists meets
shortly in Charleston. The meet
ings, heretofore, have been so
pleasant that a large attendance is
exp)ected. It is a. matter of dooep
regret that THE NEWs AND HERALD
will rot be represented, owing to
the business engagements of those
connected with it. All w~ho can,
should attend, for these half soci'al,
half business gatherings of news
paper men cannot fail to exert a
most wholesome influence on State
Weights and Measures.
Hon A. H. Stephens is chairman
of the Congressional committee on
weights and measures. He is deep
ly interested in the introduction of
the Metric system, which reduces
all tables to the scale of tens. Ho
received from a friend the other
day a bill which he was asked to
present. Without reading it, Mr'.
Stephens introduced it, and it has
made him famous for the time
being. The nomenclature recom
mended was the original feature,
comprising "hairs," "nails," "seeds,"
"corns," "nuts," "bipouncas," or
"bips," and "kiles." Some iri'ever
ent newspaper men and poets have
made themselves merry at his ex
pense already. Heo is a specimen
from the New York World:
Mr. Alexander H. Ste phlens ap
pears to think that all the metric
system needs to commend it to the
affections of his countrymen is to mix
a little idiom in its nomenelantre.
With the foresight of a true states
man ho disce>'ns that the American
people will never come to call a
metre a metre, but thinks that they
may be induced to call it a yard,
though in fact it is not a yard, A
"seed," a "corn" and a "bipound or
bip" are new units of weight, and a
"hair" and a "nail" of measure. If
they coincide with the units of the
snetrio system, and people can be
induced to say "bip" and "nail" who
could not be minedt ay -ra
and metre, all will be well. The
trouble with his tables is that they
do not go far enough. The idea is
to get expressions which the masses
can readily understand, and there
Iro imanly such cxpressions which
Mr. Stephens has not utilized. In
weight, for instance, nobody knows
what a biponud is, and if any man,
wise ill his own conceit, thinks it to
two pounds, Mr. Stephens will
undeceive him. How simplo it
would have been to say, for in
10 h+tnl:: onke I gob.
10 gobs ni kl:e I cunk (or dokagob).
10 culinlk iuake I I lep.
There is not onc; of Mr. Stephens'
constituents who could not master
this nomncnlature. In long ineas
luro, again, whero Mr. Stephens
confuses his constituents wit.h
"seeds" and "corns," how simplo
and symmetrical would it be to say
10 $tep9 nmk 1 iopskipan.jum p.
11) hopsi anjltlli lju take 1 pikce.
T0 p+ieces; uike i ri;ht satrt go-by.
Hero is ia terminology not arrived
at by fumbling in Greek dictiona.
ries, but fresh from the peopl and
racu of the soil. Liquid measure
again should be brought home to
our business and bosoms in some
such way as this:
10 .swallows make 1 drink.
1) dIrinks mike I spree.
II) sprees muke 1 trianglo (or jims),
And an intelligible table of dry
measure would be
'0 nihi>les IlIke I bite.
10 bites nake 1 square nmeal,
and so forth Wo hive no doubt
that Mi. Stephens means well, and
that ho is tryling to bring the
metric system within the scope of
the meanest capacity, say of two
"spoons." But. ho should break at
once and forever with the effete
terminology of Europe.
There has been ia considerable rain
Itormi all over Florida, and the
country is flooded.
'rhe steamship Baltic, which ar
rived at New York on Saturday,
brought S256,000 in silver bars.
There are only twolve hundred
lawyers in Missouri, an11d every one
of them is a candidate for United
The Rev. John Jasper, of Rich
mnond, owns the church in which he
preaches, and threatets to CIoso it
if his congregation discharges him.
Phoebe Jones, aged seventy~eight
years, is under arrest at Andover,
Mass., for the murder of her sister,
Mary Ann Jones, aged seventy-six
Albert E. Church, professor of
mathematies at the United States
Military Academy at West Point,
died very suddenly on Saturday
Baroness Adolpho do Ro.thschildl
has just paid their weigh E in gold
f.>r two bronze group)s four. d in
Venice, attributed to Michael
Angelo. TJhie amount was $70,000.
The Boston IHerald states that
two citiz.ens of Winchester-, Mass.,
havo dletermirned to present at)
equestrian staiue of Gen. Lee to
the State of Virginia, to be erected
upon the C:apital Square at Rich -
The Paris Exposition is to openf
on May 1, in tile Palace of thle
Troendero. Marshlal Matc :Mahon
andl his Cabinet, the Prince of \VlJ.s
the Count of F"landets, the Prince
of Orange, and tihe v'arious comn
um)lSiners from foreign nations will
A Rome dispatch says that it is
stated that England will r'aiso no
ob)stacles to tile estab)lihmlen)t of
relations with the Vitican, but will
reserve tihe right to indicate theI
basis thereof. The Vatican has
instructed the German bishops to
do no thing to prejud)(ico negotiations
for re-estaibling relations between
Berlin and tihe Vatican.
Senator Sawyer is again on trial
at *Washington before a jury of six
whlito and six colored mien), and( is
dlefendedl by ox-Senator Carpenter.
He is chlarged w~ith assisting in de
frauding thte government by allow
ig thme paiymelnt of two fraudulent
claims amounlting to $57,613.
Mr. Froudo, tile historian, has
boen delivering a series of lectures
on the Eastorn question in England,
He thinks that England should
make no defensive or offensive alli..
ance except with America, and
regards lher embroilment in conti
nental affairs as a most dangerous
Dr. Ernest, librarian f the Uni
versity of Caraccas, has forwarded
to tihe British Museum the descrip)
tion of a volume which is believed to
be tile first music book printed in
America. It contains the four'
Passions, printed in the Gregorian
notation on a stave of five red' lines,
and was pne at .Mei:- :.. 1604.
A NOBLE DARE DEVIL.
WILD F1 'AKS OF A ifU1GARlIAN
Somo Traits of Count Nagy-Sandor, the
Father of the Princess Metternich.
Count Nagy-Sandor, wlioso death
was recently announced, married an
elder sister of Prince Richard Met
ternich, and by her was the father of
the ill-favored but fascinating lady
whom Prince Richard married and
who so long led tho fashion at the
Court of Napoleon II. .lIayflir
of March 13 thus sketches some
passages in his curious career
Not the least remarkable incident
in the life of Count Maurice Sandor
was his connection with Prince
Metternich. The Prince was as
punctilious, reserved and measured,
in words and notices, as the Count was
brusque, reckless and barum-scarum.
When he applied to the Prince for
the hand of his daughter the Prince
said he did not care about having his
daughter's neck broken ; but on
Sandor promising to abandon his
feats of centaurship, he at last gave
his consent. Th'le very same evening
Salndor rod his horse "Tartar" up
two flights of stairs into a drawing
rooml: and coolly told the prince,
when he remonstrated with him for
breaking his promise, that "on the
contrary, he was keeping his promise
and a custoinllg his horse to polite
He was incorrigible. He jumped
anything and everything. At a
cross--road he once wentt over a
peasant's wagon. He crossed the
Danube on the floes when the ice
was breaking up, galloped up and
down the Prater backwards in his
saddle, and rivalled all the feats
performlled in the great circusses.
In 1848 he was treated to a charivu
ri by the enraged populicee, Oil ac
count of his connection with Prince
Metternichl ; but stepping out on
the balcony withi a dog-whistle and
two servant.., ea11 witl a sack
full of c lts, he quito out-vhistl.,l
and out--miaowed his antagoiiism.
Then, going down si irs .imanst8
them, le seized a stone, and throw
ing it at one of his wildows, invite'J
the crowd to smash the rest. Takin
aback at his courtesy, they refused.
Thereupon Sandor ci i:d : "Well,
then, let us go to my fatther- ina -lw's
aid smash his." 'I'tlis )roposal was
car ied by acclamation, and the
Pt ince's were duly siachied. But by
this time Sander had got the crowd
so under his control twat no further
damalige was done, and what might.
have turnen out a sco ions riot was
changed into a coniivi.dl mccting ~.
One day a remark ible tr:nsfor ma
tion tt>ok place. He beca:ne as ner
vous and timid as lie had been b)ein
reckless and daring. 1He n ever
mounted a horse again, refused to
take the reins when lhe went out
drnivinig, and always w"ainod his
daughter to be cautious. This
change, I was told by oneC of his
most intimate friends, was due to a
diream. The dream was to the eil'et
that the devil suddenly app)earedl
with a numiber of mirrors, which
ho hold one by one before the Conut,
and in w~hich Sandor saw the danger
le had run in each of his explohits.
Mirror after mirror wvrs held before
him till the sweat poured from his
b: ow, r.nd the last glass was reached.
But instead of showing him this one,
thme devil put it back with a leor and
said, "'This is the last one ; this hams
yet to come." At this mmomrent the
Count aw~oke and v'owed lie would
never mount a horse again, and lie
A Louo CALLr FoR THEmi WHiIPPNo
Pos'.-The State whbich has the
wvhipping post and stocks is the one
in which crime of cvery kind is least
frequent. Delaware, which has
st.uck to what is~ cnlled this relic of
barbarism, is shunned by the
criminal classes as theo devil would
shun holy water. If now the!
wvhippinmg post and a con spicuo us
pair of stocks weore held up before
our bank presidents and cashiers,
savings bank trustees and their like,
how long wvould it be before the
pr1ess found a dearth of news in the
defaulting line ?-.Elizab>eth, N. J.,
A dnntist tried his first operation
with gas on a robust colored wo
man. After she had used all the
gas in the office, she wheeled in the
chair and shouted :'Hurry up.
boss, and bring on another bag of
that swooetened wind.'
One of our business men who.
never advertises was asked by a
friend the other day how business!
was, when lie replied that it was like
peddling peanuts in a graveyard.'
Little boy, when your mother
turns you across her knee, you're
ti ansparent, -Boston .P'ost. Bie.
cause yu see she puts panes in
yo.-- t o York Mai
Beecher has just, dawn a $4,600
house in Chicago.
Donald G. Mitchell is writing a
history of Venice.
Theodoro Tilton has imide. $15,
000 this winter by lecturing.
Mrs. Myra Clark Gaines now has
her eyes on Kalamazoo, Mich.
Hans Christian Anderson's fairy
storios have been translated into
Senator Timothy 0. Howe is a
n:itivo of Maine and an admiror of
King Humbert is going to have
his international exhibition at Milan
Jam3s Gordon Bennett is said to
have made $60,00() on O'Leary's
Bret H:rto admits that ho is not
a success as a newspaper man, and
so does Mlark Twain.
Thirty-eight of the forty-six ofli
cials of Dubuquo, Iowa, city and
county, are Irislmen.
The real ostato of Jerry C. Tullis,
the Cincinnati imillionairo and misor
who died from want of nutritious
food, has been appraised at $2,782,
Bishop Conroy, of Ardagh,Iroland,
is visiting in California and is being
received with high honors.
Governor I-Iibbard, of Connecti
cut, is said t<"have vetoed more bills
than any three of his predecossors
Mis. Gilmer, whose lU banid was
nutrdered with Judge Chisholn, in
Kemper county, Mississippi, has
b<el -ppoinLcd a clerk in tao War
The Japanese Emb)assy, number..
ig lifty- eight persons, including
the president of the Exhibition
Commission, arrived at Marseilles,
France, last week.
Mrs. Tyler, widow of ex-President
John Tyler, was confirmed by Arch
bisho1) Gibbons last week, at the
C.nvnt of the Vi.itation, George
town, 1). C.
G.il Hanii m thi'k it no im
pea 1: ) :ni o: tn's . r ti1y t,) ho a
:.a ghter, sis.ter o. fri n-1, I>n says
1 i. a 'readful indorsenent of a
man to in ry a>in.
D miel H iggin', an Irish lab-rer,
recently (1isch:rged from the lii'h
moid, Va., j'i, is said to have
fallen heir !o 8.00.00) worth of
pa ol"eoity in Sid.mey Australia.
Stoncwall ,Tnekson's colored body
servant is not so numerons as Wash-.
in'wton's. HeC lives at Lexington,
VT.. hiq m- ve 'ns a home, and his
L is pronom1 MI ~im in terna
ti :n -I arbit ' ''n board settle tlhe
(Vi-stion which is the sweetest
s'nger of the three, Ma[rio Rloze.
An Louise Cary or Clara Louise
The New York J%>'ning I'o.t (a
high an tioritv in literary criticism.
by the wvay) Pronounnees M~rs.
Rebhecca Haerding Davis one of the
able.st, if not the' ablest, of living
M. JRartholdi, ther designer of th~e
colossal statute of L'herty for New
York harbor, has made two hundred
nlopics of his pronosed work in lls
ter and is peldling them in the
American colone in Paris.
Mile. Patti's last por formnce in
Naples b)ronlgh t a thi rt.y-ono-theu
san 1-franc -house twen ty-three calls
I,e'ore flhe curtain, more than a
thonisand baonquets and a crown of
gold on a cushion of flowers.
The Count. do Chambordl, the
Bourbon aspirant to the French
throne, has bought a small island
in the eastern p)ortion of the Medi
terranean. Sea, whore he prloposos to
reside and be monarch of all he
A diver belonging to the British
ship Vernon had his life Rayed by
the t eleph one. While under water
his 'vtrengtht left him ntil he was
too w'eak to signal with the rope,
and had only timo to call "Pull me
up" before ho fainted.
Simon Cameron turned several
(loule somersaults in escaping un
hurt from the wreck of a train on
the Van dalia line, near Troy, Ill.,
on Saturday night last, while he was
returning from the Hot Springs.
When he concluded his performance
he said :"That's not so bad for a
man of eighty."
The Pope received ex-President
Grant, his wife and son on Satur,
day. M%. Chatard, rector of thte
American College, awaited General
Grant in the hal) of the Swiss Guard
and accomipaniod him to the Pope's
apartme~nts, where Cardinal Moe.
Closkey presented him to the Pope,
who received him with o.-..r arko
"How can I leave thee ?"' he was
singing in a very tender tone. He
wasn't very popular with her par
onts and it was verging on twelve
o'clock, and the old man came in
and showed him how he could
It is questionable at least to
allow the baby to exhaust itself and
annoy the household with its con
tinual crying when that tried
remedy, Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup, will
quiet it at onco. Prico 25 cents a
"I notiss ono thing, the man who
rides qn the kars every day is
sat.isfied with one seat, but the man
who rides once a year wants at
least four."-Josh Billings.
NOTICE. TO THE SSPASSERS.
F ROM and after this date, all persons
aro prohibited from hunting, fishing
or in any way trespassing upon my plan.
t,ttion. Those disregarding. this notice,.
most take the consequences -as the law
will be enforced to its fullest" extent.
april 9-t lx3 Ridgeway, S. C.
T HE undersigned bogs 12a-ma to ii
form his friends and customers and the
public generally that he has removed to
the eonimodious and centrally located
store formerly occupied by James 11.
Aiken, where may always be found a full
and well selectcd stock of Groceries
Provisions, Wines and Liquors.
.Xr Highest Prices paid for Cotton.
ffb 7-61 R. J. foOARLEY.
C.rner of Broad and Washington Streets,,
A ' UST., G t.
.ls, hie(''n thoroughly renovated, re
mt ie-tI nitl newly furnished. It
is htu.te I ill the centre ol' biinesH
1pgiih (lMice in the lHotel building.
rt dice in t ie s,name block. Post
(i iln Iy onm. bl:hck off. All other pub
ei (n1 vinete. close at hand.
4'' Tin Oflice of the Hotel will be.
l'eni di i ( '- nighit, and guests will be
reeevei er er lie-d at tiny hour.
W W. MOO lIE, Proprietor.
Pate's -1, $2.0) per day
l:h ti: 'i ('til mp tie wit Ii the "'(mtld. I,u(n)
Sulph iI 'itlr'n- f rotn Mell lC M.kers at
i.'" a'(. i ;a t 1I. )Ilil lit.i own ;agtnts
it '. torn T'riI.s to all. New I'lano., $Ii, $115Q,
Nt"% or~ ni.-. $1'i. 101* . i s1 year's
1 '''.' 1 ": Ie. l iItv trial. .1titter's uate
;1'1 al tuniUen ,;. 89litre dlealltn; the honest
I: , u b. ::.l hi .l l) t . r.tlns in Ihe I.T. 8. From $5)
ltS .i 1 sl e sIved in bthl.g from"la I'I)l).N
*v ltA I Sou clrn 'u wholesale P'iano aoiui ocgan
lInpot, 'av.unnah i, G... moar 11-1m
WATERS' ORCUESTRION ggines ORGAN
is tho ,auont beautiful in
style and perf fee in to.
no ever mnmde. It ha.
the celebrated Coneer.
to stop, which is a fine
llmit ation oftha lluiman
voice, and two and a.
half Octaves of bell.
tuned in perfect har.
miony wvith the reeds,
and l(their ef'ect is ung.
teal and electriiying.
V~ATrERl' (CLA R 10.
E R.CENTENNIAIL CIIMES ChA PEL, and
COTTAO E OltflANS, in Unique French Ca
sea comblino PURLIT Y of v4IINU toith grent
i olume111 qf tone, smniable for Paror or Chiurch.
WATE RS' PIANOS, A"n
ARE TiHlE BEST ADE the Tone,Touch,
WVork mnusip, and Dunrnbillt y Unsurpassed.
WVarrantecd for' NIX YEARS.
PR ICE E~ X I EEL.Y LO0Wfor ensh.Mon.
thity lustiaallments received. Instrmente to
let until paid for as per contrnet. A Liberal
liscnunti to T1nhers. Ministers, Churches,8thol,ee,
AGENTIS WVANTED. Speelnliuducemnente
to tihe trnude. IlIustrated Cataloautea Dalled.
cecond-hund Instrmentmant (GREAT BAR=
(IAINN. IIORACE WATERS de 80N8S
Dlnnnfuecturera and Dealers,
.40OEAST 3 4thh'T.,UNION UQUARE1,N.Y
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
w. INN\lto1, 8. C.
roots and Shoes
From lRunning over,
Vca'llig Off on t6 Sille
ad Ripping in the
HI.E entire stock of Furniture, Mat..
trosses, Windowv Shades, Rlaby Catrringes,
etc., will be sold at greatly redcedc
prices, from thisnday, regardless of cost,
to oloso out at
The Chester Furnituro Store,
Opposite the Court House,
bauary fO 1878. trophietor,