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WINNSBORO, S. C.
Saturday, April 27, : 1878
R. MEANS DA VIS, E DITOR.
JNO A. REYNOLDS, AssociTS EDITOu.
THE News and Courier knows of
no movement on foot anywhere iii
the State to fuse with Radicals ir
the coming election.
THEIIE SEEMS to be no opposition
now to Governor Hampton in the
whole State. Senator Gary recently
made a speech in Edgeield favoring
A WESTERN PAPEM says there are
but two persons in that town who
are not candidates-one is dea d,
and the other is a wooden Indian in
a cigar storo.
THE NEW YOKI llcr<id tlink
that the truth in the Beechor cast
lies at the bottom of an Artesian
well, so deep that the genius who will
invent a machine capable of boring
it siuccessfully, possessOS a grand
father as yet unborn.
IF THE P.irIEs iiterestod in the
litigation of the railroad bonds in
York county are not careful, they
will succeed in having the Narrow
Gauge road gobbled up by the
Charlotte, Colualbia and Augustit
road, or some other corporation,
that will put an end to colm)etitiun,
and raise the rates. We have no
sympathy whatever for the bonds
or for the apparently fraudulent
manner in which thcy wero issued.
But the Chester and Lenoir road
cortainly should not be crushed
out. It brings down freight.
charges to Chester, and by the new
law, the reduction at that place
compels reduction of freights along
the whole line between Charlotte
and Columbia. Besides active
efforts are making to secure a con
p'eting narrow gauge line from North
Carolina to Georgetown, in our
State, of which road, the Chester
and Lenoir must be an important
connecting link. In this way the
people of Fairfield are indirectly
interested in the matter.
Revealing the Secrets.
McLin, a member of the Florida
Returning Board, and one of his
tools, named Dennis, made full con
fessions of the frauds by which the
State wvas eQunted for Hayes last
year. The evidence has been sent
to 'Washington,. but to wvhom, or for
what purpose it is not stated. The
confession comes too late to seat
Trildenm, b)ut it is nevertheless some
consolantion to prove the assertions
made by the Democrats that the
Radicals lied and stole without
conscience. We should think that
Mr. Hayes, in spite of his self-com
placency and sublime equanimity,
would want to step. down anid out
of an office to which nobodyv be
lieves now that he was elected, and
which no one cares to see him fdll.
He ought to go back to Ohio and
spend the rest of his days drinking
buttermilk and ginger becer, with
Rogrs in the bosomi of his family.
A Dead Carcass.
Occasional remarks are heard
about the Republican Iarty, and
about the Republican leaders doing
this or not doing that in certain con-,
tingencies. The faat is there is no
Republican party in the State, and
no hxdors. The old party is dead
ats a door nbail. Its luminaries have
fled the State,. or are weighed downi
with indictments. A meeting of
their central comm.nitteo could be so
cured only by the requisition o1
Governor Hampton ou the govern
ers of omair S tales. True, ther<
are seventy or eig~hty thousand
voters in the State who used to be..
long to that machine. But they art
now sheep without a shepherd
Theoy being in the samo situation ai
that they occupied in 1866, th<
duty of the Demnoerney is to preveni
any one from volunteering as a lead
er. This accomplished, all is well,
Little is to be feared from the old
haeads. They can be crushed at a mo
ment's notice. Independents are alon<
to be feared. Wherever found the~
should be nipped in the b.ud. Keep
tpa 'hite.vote in solid phalanx, .and
the'colored vote is bound to come
A Startling E:-isation in a Brooklyn
Church--The Lighte Put Out' to Give
Effect to tho Preacher and the Organ.
As is the usual custom of the
Rev. T. DeWitt Taliage, his Frid- y
evnlllng lecturo was a strange coml
bination of seoular and religious
Hubjects. He opcuenl fiercely on the
Tweed funeral. "Thure have been,"
said lie, "longer and more showy
funieral processiols, bit nonle Sad -
der than the one that passedI
through the gates of Greenwood
last Wdnesday. Six years before
this, and the City Hall, with the
other public buildings of New York,
woill have been draped in mourning
1111(1 t long proce.ision. with the
funeral dirges of the bands and
other manifestations of woe, woul1
have been used. I congratullate the
public upon the dropping of all
caricatures of this man after his
deittl. Leave it to swino to root
Mr. Talmage then dwelt, in con
clusion, on the form of observince
ill voguO ill various countries on
Good Friday. He closed with a
theatric flourlsh that was startling.
"I desiro thil;, the lights may be
lowered, in symlpnathy wit hi the
no11sie," said he.
At this point one of the most
? dramatic SceI's that ever occirred
within the walls of a church was
witnessed. The inminerabil1o gas
jets of the Tabernacl( laded away,
and when the large audieiie were
left full of exciled expe.ctanr;y in
coipleto druIklness, thie awful
silence was broken 1irst by the
voice of Mr. Talniage ex'lalimih g,
"There was darkness over tl:() land
until the ninth hour,'' and then the
magiificent organ burst forth with
a most grand selectionl of mnusic,
typical of that solemn hour, in
whicht could be plainly discer ned
the rolling of thunders, the ren'lin,
of the veil and the wailing of tho
wome1Cn. To a seusiiave and exceita
blo mind the moment was one of
great strain un)011 the lurves. S>
mneh so was it that one young
lady, in the midst of the music, fell
into it deep faint and twa"s, afitr all
attempts at restoration had failed,
carried out of the church ina the
armas of several gentlemen.
A NEEi or OGi N'r'tlE --unan
nature needs amusements. ''he
finest growth of the world is fed on
mirth, and without humor the race
could not live. ''he buffers which
protect us from the jolts and shocks
of life---which lu)rieite the wheels
of our otherwise inflamed activities,
a1re the jokes of the day-the sly
raps We give each other and the
quiet nudges of fun which tickle the
ribs of our jollity. How can suc.
a~ large departmlent of human want
and human supplly b)e left unoccu=
p)ied by Christiaitty ; yea, 1)0 on
tirely surrendered t.o the enemy ?
It could not be under any fair in-.
terp)retation of its duty and true
applications of its principles. I
maintain that Chiristi:mit.y should
unfdertaike the sup~ply anid direction
of the people's anmsements, so that
the mirth--loving element of our
popuilation shoul be fed in a way'1
ami under suieih1P circumstanices as to
admlinister to the innocence of
character and the elevation of
society at large, and not to its
debauchery. It is a shameu that
the mlembeh)rs of our churches have
to seek their amihusem(nts aund thle
education of their minds atnd their
emuotions inl comeIdy and tragedy
b.'th, in oratory and music alike, in
1h2a disobedience of an un written
butt implerative law in their churches
which bans, without discriminai:tion,
hodeclaration of the noblest
pootr,(an the vocalization of the
most perfect music of the world.
A STonY OF yOHN F. Taxer Til
DunD RAimnOAn Kisa.-Sitting in
his Chicago office in his shirt-sleeves,
ho was assailed by a glib--tonged
emnissaryv of a railroad suppily firm,
who, getting the audienice Mr.Tracy
refused to none, went through hi's
role briskly. It was Mr. Tracy's
life--habit to be a simuply' absorbent
listener, but ,it was like putting
your errand into the mouth of a
bronze lion. 1H i listened and that
was all. Nothing iln his face ever
foreshadowed his answer. Tho
drummer, at the close of his apped,
dropped into at confidential t.on<.
and said: "Mr. Tracy, the figures
we give are to your comipanyu, ito
you they will be ime per cent. less."
Withou't a word or a wink of intel-,
ligence, Mr. Tracy arose, opened
the door, sat donat his dekand
became absorbed in his work T he
visitor sat until the minutes bogan
to drop as heavy as lead, and Tracy's
pen scratched away in the silence
like John Alden's in the p)oemf.
At last the waiting party said :
"WVell, Mr. Tr-acy, what do you
think of my proposition 1" Tracy
turned with an affected air of in
tensest astonishment, "What, you
here .yet ? I. thought you must
have got. a miile .away. I opened
the 'loor 'for you half aia hour ago."
TURKEY's ORAcLE.-Tho R8uski
Afir gives the followvi;g anecdote as
narrated by a ventriloqulist to his
guests. In the Sultan's palaeo, the
says. thoro is an echo to which su
pernllturlal power is attributed.
The Sultans always inquire thero
whenever there is danger imminent.
Abdul Humid also consulted the
"L'Angleterro ?" ho asked
"Erro"---(Is in error), answers tho
"La Prusse ?"
"iIes Principautes ?"--(Mty Prinl
"Mes Cuirasses ?"-(Ironelacls ?")
"Assez"-(Enough of it-i. c., do
not speak of thein).
"Mes Pachas ?"
"Et Suleian ?'"
"Ment" ---(Is a liar).
"Mais j'ai Moutkhtar 1"-,
"Qu'ai-je poor prayer tant do
imilliards ?"-(What have I to pay so
niany mlilliards ?)
"Tout ost perdu alorc ? * *
mmais i mue resto l'Asie "-(All is
lost, tlhon ; but Asia is still left.)
"Vas--y !"-(Go there !)
AN INrEiNAL :aAc1ItNE EXPLODES.
T he Nevada ''r(anc.eript s.tys :
."A placer miner whoso claim is 1o
eated near Iowa 1-lill, in Placer
c'outnty. had his slulicc boxes roblcd
: everIl timnes, and althougll he tried
all ordinary mietlods for detecting
the perpotrators, failod to do so. Fi
nally be determined upon a plan
whiclh was as novel as it Wias torri
le in execution. A <luicksilver tank
was charged with torrible explosives,
and phiced in such a position that no
sluice-robber could approach the
boxes without comning inl contact
with an ingenions arrangeument
which would explode the implemuent
of death and hil 1 themtll into eternity
with the l'e'iSi')1n of t l)urstinlg
boiler. On Sunday last the invent
or of this applaratus (whose nalc;
our informant failed to aibtain) went
to the locality where he had it
planted, when, by soie unknown
accident, it exploded. Its power" to
do the work for which it had been
mado was fully demonstrate<l. The
owner was shattered into a thousand
atomls--a Victim to his own inv en,
A correspondent of Lhe Phihdel.
pluia Tilms, writing from Washing
ton, lh:s this bit of go sip : "I was
strolling from the Capitol toward
my htluble home, after the adjourn
ment of the Senauto recently, when
my attention was called to a jolly
I)eal of langhter. I turned, and wha'int
think you I saw ? In an old public
Carriage, Openi, dIrawnv by a pair of
old hmmo horses, driven by a dirty,
superanuated negro, iln such a car
rmuge were these grave Senat ors,
namely :On the back seat, D)on
Cameron and Gen. Butler, withI
Lmrsitting" on thir aI' ado
thec forward seat JB1yard anrd YVor
hees, and they weice all lauighing
heartily. Th ey certaiinly nitraetedl
my attention, whla tever may Lave
been their object."
At a recent meeting of the Cabinet
a lively disenussionm began, whiile th1ev
were waiting for Mr. Haves to comoi
mn, as to what they ought to call
themselves. Schiurz gave the rest a
sound rating and1( modestly called
the compuany thme Seven Sleepei s.
Mr. hey initerrup1ted him b)y saying
they were tihe Seven Wonders of the
world, whiereup1on old main Thtomp
son1 said they wiere the Mystic Sever.
Lawyer Evairts hopped up ond said
they were the Seven Wise Men, but
the question was definitely settled
by the grimi old warrior McCrary,
wvho called this Cabinet of curiosities
the Seven Devils Worse Than the
Mdllo. Jo,mne Donsto is a Iittle
pianist only sev'en years o1ld. who
has lately performied beforo~ Queen
Victoia. When at Buckinghamn
Palace the little lady wore a white
art ificial camnelia. "Who gave you
that ?1" asked the Queen. "Oh,
that's my talisman, your Majesty;
Mdllo. Albani gave it to mon for
goodl luck." Her Majesty went
over to a corhiile, took out a red
cammelia, and gave it to thle child,
say~ing; "Wear that beside it, my
dear, an may bo0th bring you a
two-fold share of good luck !"
'Tis strange ; 'tis passing strange!
An American artist culd not be0
found by the director of the mint
to furnish an acceptable design for
the neCw dollar. And yet, no sooner
does the new dollar matko its ap.
pearance than American counter
feiters produce a bogus coin wvhiich
is pronounced mnuchi superior in
artistic excution to the English
design. Hero is food for refleo.
-Col. Bob Ingersoll objects to .the
now dollar because it recognizesthe
When Judgo Black was asked how
he could conscientiously undertako
to defend ia confcsSed delinei t
Belknap, lie rejoinled th't he wits a
lawyor, ll Lt WIsliiinto was in his
field of practice, a.nl that there
seemed to be only two inetho is of
getting a livin; in Washington
one by robbing the government land
the other bt lefending the thieves
when they were c-aught.
A Milwaukee firm Iss boon selling
c:kes of sw - ''h atre found, ulponl
use, to con., large piece of
wood. TIhc :. y , "instod of
M."kinl; a sa 'ko, the saut
a11u'mlit of s' i :. ptai, around a
block of wood,il and it is thus possis
ble to use the whol without any
going to wasto." This explanation
is regarded its rather thin by the
Milwaukeans, who do not seei to
prefer their soap with a stick in it.
The funny man of the New York
Giraphie must he suppressed. Ho
says that Edison has invented a
swallow-tailed coat that canl be
use1 as i bootjack. Bobbins read
that statemient and Sunday evening,
when a Rochester fruit tree agent
called on .Bobbins' daughter, the
old man thought the youth wore
that kind of a coat, and the result
Was painful in the extreme to the
Says General Sickles: "Tho big
political families seem to be making
alliances. The Shernits are reach
ing out and marrying with the
(':aiuerons. Tomi Ewing and John
Shernan are brothers-in-law, and
Blaine is a kinsman by marriage of
the Shermans. In New York
Conkling has the Republican ma
chine, a ,d brother-iu-law, Seymour,
Referring to Mrs. Tilton's letter,
Mr. Betcher said it rcmninided hitn
of the story of a negro waiter who
was asked :y a guest if it wits the
second bell for breakfast that had
just rnng. "No, sal ; it is not do
second hell. It is the second ring
ing of de fast hell." This letter is
the second ringing of the first bell.
Secretary Evarfs thinks the Re
pitlfical organization still lives, but
"lie aal ways thought that making the
colored w5 so important a factor
in Republicanl politics would pr"ovo
disastrous to the party."
A colore,l preacher in Virginia
who does not agree with Col Bob
IngersAll, says "The pot w ill keep
on bilin' and de cabbage will l:lnrn,
but never hurn utp. You all will he
likc dat Cabbage if you don't re
Ex-Governor Jewell, of Connecti -
po)litici mI as ''I lino combIIinationl of
whiSte hmir anid white shirt hIosoml,
with no brn.;:n nnder thle (one and
nlO heart be'hind the other."
Londonu is to have a new brVidge
over' h ha mefitiis, 0 o st siomieting
A faruiner's dog inl West-he1te
county', Nw Yi Xork. hit a peddlari, and
ai jury aw.u? ded him Lil00 damuages.
The genius who invented woe
toothI picks for hotel use has made
Ne?iw Style1 G*oods
T l'ST ARlRIVECD, incluuding, uan ta,j
9. nov,~eltirs of the seaon, atL the Wins
boiro D)ry Go~ods, Fancy Goods and
M Vilinery Bazaar.
M i 1. )A( wishes to return her sin
cere thank !s to her friiends at> thle public11
gene rally for tire pas.t pattronlage, *oliiCi-.
ting a contin urneo of the satie. She will
en deavor as heretofore and is determlineOd
to pilefae the moest fastidious.
IM\illiner.v and1( 1'ancy Goods Slock is
an utimmiinued,Sitraw liats and l>onnets,
Sun II ots aind Sai lors, I-ibbons, Silks,
Laces, Flowers, Feat hers, Ill usils, Neck
Til uil ing, Linen andi Lace Setis,
llanudierchietr, Corsets, Gloves, lUuttous,
Second liot of spring Calicons, also a nice
hot of D)ress Goods, Mlohairs, Alpacas,
Japaneiise Siks, Wash lPopuin,
antid ot her nic00 Materials umnd
T 'rinmmings. Call and
Isee, Ladies,for your.
A lrgelotof Men', Ladies' and
and Straw IIats, fine and coucs.
A choice lot of Familly Grocerina, Can
dies, Cakes, \laeceo. Tobacco Cigars,
Kerosene Oil,- Hardware, #4 oodenware,
Tinware, Crockery, &o.
. . . -0
..A qiuntity of Lumber for sale 10w for
march 80 , 0. 1n040
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