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Wit two andi trald,
WINNSBORO, s. 0.
saturday, May 4, : 1878.
. XJFANS DAVIS, EaDTOS.
J2f0 B. REYNOLDS, AsbooIATR EDITO.,
A Cheerful View.
Secretary McCrary of Hayes'
cabinet has been interviewed on the
subject of the Florida revelations.
He is disposed to be as jolly as a
Mark Tapley under the circuistan.
cos and says :
"If it were practicable to enter
into a thorough and impartial in
vestigation of all charges and coun
ter charges of frauds, violence and
intimidation in connection with the
Presidential election of 1876, the
result would, in my judgment, prove
to be eminently satisfactory to the
republican party. Such an investi
gatic1l as this I speak of would un
doubtedly bring to light, nrt only
the great wrong by which Louisiana,
Florida and South Carolina were
attempted to be carried for Tilden,
but also a successful system of in
timidation and outrage in several
other Southern States whereby the
will of their people was smothered,
paralyzed, bull-dozed all away. I
am also inclined to think that such
a thorough and impartial investi
gation would bring to light some
things concerning the election in
Now York, New Jersey, Connecti
cut and Indiana, not to speak of
Oregon, which would startle and
enlighten the country."
The detected thief always charges
other people with crimes. It is
strange that the Rtopublicane with
all their astuteness cannot lay hare
the Democratic frauds. Secretary
McCrary will have to. make a better
show than this.
Senator John Morrissey, of New
York, died on the 1st of May.
Thus has passed away one of the
most remarkable men of the co'n
tury, than whom there has never
been a more- conspicuous example
of the possibilities affordedl by the
peculiar genius- and political insti
tutions of the American people.
John Morrissey sprang from the
tower classes of society. In his
early life he. was known chiefly as a
rough and a prize fighter, in which
hle he achieved quite a reputation.
His first prize fight in California,
in 1851, against one Thompson, he
won by a foul blow. His next fight
was with Yankee Sullivan, in which
Morrissey was severely beaten at
first, but his great powers of en
durance saved him, until his
antagonist failed to come to time
and Morrissey won. In 1857 Mor
rissey fought Heenan for a purse of
$2,500, and the .champi6nship.
Here, too, Morrissey was badly
beaten at first, but his endurance
was- so wonderful that on the
eleventh round Heenian> threw up
the sponge. In one of his en
couers the flonorable John lost
the bridge of his nose,- which badly
disfigured a mug never very comely..
After this, Morrissey abandoned
the prize ring for the' pofltical
arena. He rose- rapidly into power
in. New York, and' at one' time was
elected to Congress0. it is said
that shortly after reaching: Wash-.
ington,. ho sought a privato inter
view with Speaker Colfax. Pro
senting-him with a cigar he asked
how he liked it. "Superb," an
swered the: Speaker, "I nover'
smoked a better." "Then," said
Mor.rissoy, "if you wish I will send
you a box of them." Colfax was
profuse in- his' thanks. "Yes," said
Morrisseyr. "I.ll send you a couple
of boxes.. Now, Mr. Colfax, I have
a little: favor to ask. of you." "S-ir ?"
responded' the Speaker. "I say I
want you to do me a favor." "Name
it,"' said Colfax, in great trepidation,
fearing some job on the part of
ble visitor, or 'some important re
quest he could not grant. "Well,"
said Morrissey, looking somewhat
embarrassed, "Youa see I don't
know anything about this business,
a' nd I've come to ask you please to
put. ae onai. meQZU commxittee where
I wn't have anything to do."
~ Ah I" said Colfax, much'- relieved,
(*~ ~'~e~Mor f in ta
Washington and returned to New
York, where he ran political con
ventions and gambling houses with
equal success. His gambling hall
at Saratoga was a perfect Afaddin's
palace, and challenged the wonder
of every visitor. Similar places
were conducted, in Now York city.
It is claimed for Morrissoy that he
played a fair game and was content
with his enormous "legitimate"
A few years ago John Kelloy and
John Morrissey were supreme
dictators of Tammrarry Hall, which
in turn dictated to the city and
State of New York. But these
illustrious leaders quarreled, and
Morrissey throw down his tona,
hawk, washed off the Tammany war
paint, and organized an opposition
wing. In 1876, Morrissey was the
most con'picuous supporter of
Tilden at the St. Louis Convention,
and his argum)nt at that time was
the well known "Put up or shut
up." After Tilden w.as no:niuatod,
the Honorable John worked like a
beavor for hii. He it was who
originated the presidential pools in
Now York, the reports of which, it
is remembered, were so eagerly
looked for day after day, and which
had considorablo influence in turn
ing the floating vote over to Tilden.
It was charged that Morrissey and
Sammy Tilden wore bulling the
pools. The magnitude of the
operation will be understood when
it is recalled that when bets wore
declared "off," a million dollars
worth of pool tickets were redcomed
Last year Tammany and anti..
Tammany both sent delegations to
the Now York State Convention,
one faction headed by Boss Kelly,
the other by John Morrissey. It
was expected that a compromise
would be made and a part of both
delegations would, be seated. But
Tamamany ouch rod their opponents.
Anti"-Tanmany was rejected and
John Morrissey and his braves re
turned to the city breathing
slaughter. In the elections Mor~
rissey boarded the lion in his den.
He ran as an independent candi
date for Senator ;. and instead of
choosing a district in which. success
was certain, he offered for the
seventh district, that portion of the
city emnbra cing Fifth Avenue and
all the aristocratic gnarters, and in.
which Kelly and the other Tam many
magnates resided. Tamnmany made
a desperate effort to crush him.
Augustus Schell,. ex -chairman of
the National Democratic Comnmi ttee,
and one of the bluest bloods,
coming from anr old Knickerboeker
family, and rich as Crosus, was
pitted against him. More interest
was excited by this contest than by
all the balance of the State-election.
The Republicans rani no candidate,
but for p)arty's sake, in order to
weaken Tammany, supported Mor
rissey in a body. Such. men as the
Astors, Hamilton Fish, Jr., and- the
Royv. Howvard Crosby, besides many
saintly Republicans who had so
bitterly invoighed against the
domination of rougha and Catholics,
and especially the power wielded
bfa professional gambler, were
found on this occasion leavmng
their aristocratie abodes to deposit
openly their ballots for the os
prize fighter and gambler, against
one of the most courtly gentlerpon
of their aegnaintance. The result
was the election of MVorrissey by a
vote of at least twvo to one.
But this last triumph of Mor
rissoy cost his li.fe. His over-taxed
constitution gave way and Bright's
disease claimed him as a victim. He
went to Florida for a change, but was
compelled to return home. HIe,
h1owever, rallied and took his seat
in the Legislature. Here he had
an attack of paralysis. Ballying
again, however, he was pronounced
out of danger one day. The next
he was dead.
In running- such a career as this
it is uselesa to deny that Morrissey
possessea many good qualities. A
thoroughly bad man would hav9
gone don before 4hd tprin that
prosro W4 0~~c4.
lower classes, with whom he was
en idol. Now tlat he is dead lot
his imperfections be forgotten, and
orly his good qualities remembered.
His career, like that of Tweed who
has proceeded him but a few weeks,
will serve to point many a moral.
TIlE PLC ESIDENCY.
What Tickets Will be in the Field in
["Galk" in Philadelphia Times.1
By present indications, Thomas
A. Hendricks will be nominated on
the first ballot in 1880, unless the
party organs and leaders sell out
for cash in hand and Tilden wins
again. Tilden and Hendricks may
extinguish each other and Judge
Thurman succeed. The Vice-PI'esi
dent will be almost certain to be a
Southerner, Tom Bayard having a
chance, Gordon or Ransom the
probability. In Washington, Hon.
dricks is the favorite of the Kelly
wing, to which belongs Lieutenalt.
Governor Dorsheimer, and Bayard
continues to be the pet of the Bel
mont wing. The latter accounts
for Belmont personally arraigning
Hendricks on the money question.
There is no Eastern candidate but
McClellan, and his possibilities are
not above the Vice-Presidency.
The certainty of Democratic success
will make the nomination hard to
purchaso.. It was sold to Tilden
because it was not thonght to be
worth nmuch. The Presidency as a
sure thing, is not priceable ; in a
lottery it can be computed. There
are $22,000,000 to he spent by the
President and p trty every ye.tr, of
which oneshalf is in their absolute
control. Mr. Tilden would proba
bly be as obnoxious to the cormor
ants of his party as Hayes has beeii
to the Republicans. Tilden, be
sidos has shown an apparent dis
position to treat with the uneasy
splool-tortured Conkling, so tlh:t
many think Tilden would be a part
GEERluAL BANKS ON THE STUMP1l.
He is a Stalvart Republican Again this
The tone of the campaign, as it is
to be conducted by the Republican
leaders at - the North this fall, was
indicated by General N. P. Banks in
a speech deliv ,d by him in Bos
ton, on the 20th inst. On that
occasion le 'said : "Our only ene
mies are those who have been
discharged from the rebel armies,
and who are still undaunted by their
defeat, but filled with longing for
revenge. They alone are the one;
mies of this country ; they alone
threaten its existence ; they alone
peril its future. Shall we yield our
rights to those men who come ip
from a section lately thirsting for
our lives and plotting our annihila.
tion ; whlose lips are yet trembling
withl the oath of perjury ? We must
conquer them. This is the victory
we must win, and which, once wvon,
we must.hold firmly and forever.
Since the horse of the Ro3man
Emperor was made First Consul
and treated with almost divine
hlonor, no war steed that we know
of has received the attention paid
"Comanche," tihe sole survivor of
tile Custer massacre. He belonge:1
to Captain Keogh. General Stur
gis, in a general order, commands
that this anlimal be kindly treated
by every member of the Seventh
Cavalry ; that comfortable quarters
be provided for him, and that
"upon all occasions of ceremony (of
mounted regimental formation).
Co man ch e, saddled, b ridled, d raped
in mourning and led by a mountedl
troop)er of Company I, will be
paradcd with the regimnent." This
order is countersigned by Adjutant
Garlington, who .was appointed to
West Point from the Atlanta Dis
CAUsEs FOR. gmIcIDE.-Poople are
colmitting suicide on all sorts of
pretexts. A Troy (N. Y.) woman
took strychnine becdaulse her husband
wouldn't run in debt to get hIer a
velvet cloak ; a Chicago youth
swallowed an overdose of morphine
because a bad woman locked himi
out of her miserable heart and
house ; a sixteen; year old Kentucky
girl took rat's--bane because all
old married man told her he had no
business to lovo her ; an Arcola
(Ill.) man hung himself in thle
smoke- house because he possessed
only $10,000,. and feared he might
come to want. And so it goes
etc., etc., etc. Yet all tile fools are
not yet dead?, and ~the newspaper
man daily watchea for more to
In 9 nursery.wherein all is life
and laugh iMtead of crying and
fretting, there is sure to be found
Dr. Bull'd B3eby Syrup.. Price '25
- SOUTH OAROLINA NEWS.
The artesian well in Charleston
pours out 150 gallons of pure water
a minute. The boring still con
The Democratic convention of
Newberry, by a vote of 37 to 17,
voted in favor of primary elections.
W. D. Hardy, Esq., was elected
Prof. Carlisle delivered three in
teresting lectures on astronomy in
Spartanburg last week in aid of
the Y. M. C. A. A handsome sun
Mr. Win. Dale, of Illinois, an ox
Abbevillian, who has been living at
his present home for fifty years, is
about to return to Abboville with
his nine sons and their families.
Several persons are mentioned as
competitors of Col. Evins for his
seat in Congress. Besides the honor,
the office brings a trifle of five
thousand dollars a year by way of
Mrs. Mauldin, of Abbeville county,
recently committed suicide by
hanging herself. She was left alone
at home by her husband, and when
he returned found her hanging by
the neck to one of the joists of the
Col. Thomas Y. Simons, of
Charleston, died in that city on the
30th ult. in his fiftieth year. He
was well known throughout the
State as a lawyer and politician.
For a number of years he edited the
Ch:rleston Courier. He had been
in bad health 'for several yeara.
rLaurens rejects the primary election
system, and provides that each town
ship shall be represented in a nomi,
nating convention by fifteen mem
bors, who shall be chosen not more
than two days previous to the meet
ing of the Convention. Maj. B. W.
B:tll was elected county chairman.
Hampton and Simpson were unani
mously endorsed for re-election.
Bishop Clarson states that the
Russianr. settled in Dakota 0 egula
ly burn hay in their houses for fuel,
and find it cheaper than. fuel. ""I
was told that a ton of hay was fully
equal to a cord of wood for heating
purposes, and a ton of hay can be
cut and put up for from 75 cents to
$1, and then it can be done. right at
home, and stored up for winter use.
It is the solving in a great measure
of the fuel question. The Amnori
cans, after they saw the Russians
using it, got to twisting hay like a
rope and burning it in aommon
stoves. I was told that a piece of
hay so twisted would would produce
as much heat as a cottonwood stick
of the same size."-St. Joseph 11er,
If a body see a body 'propriate his
hat, must a b)ody kick a body just
for doing that ?
Delaware's tax laws, like those of
Georgia, virtually disfranchise the
Fast Colors, at 10 cents per yard.
Fast colors, at 10 cents per yard.
Fast colors, at 10 conta per yard.
Fast colors, at 10 cents per yard.
Fast colors, at 10 cents per yard.
Fast colors, at 10 cents per yard.
Fast colors, at 10 cents per yard.
Fast Colors, at 10 cents per yard.
Fast colors,. at 10 cents pe yad
BEAT,Ti L.A WNm
3. C1ondinin ,
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
WIN8BOito, S. C.
Boots and Shoes
'ariug of o1111h Sid
and Ripping in the
march 2( n
Building and Loan Association.
\ T a regular meeting of the Board of
..t Dir:etors, the following nas adopt
Be it resolved. That the Treasuror be in
structe,l to receive from any borrower
any unpleilgoc shares at par value as
a payanont on such borrower's bonds;
and that any member may retire his un
pledged stock by bidding off the money
at a regular meeting and turning over
his stock at its par vaLue, less the pre
nium and interest for one month.
D. It. h'LENNIKJ(N,
April 12, 1878.-tf Sec'y. and Treas.
TOTAL ABSTINENCE SAVING WINE TILL IT
There is a curious story about some native
wines which are extensively advertised nowa
days, and have only recently been put upon
the market. Dr. Underhill, the well-known
grape-grower of Croton Point, died in 187r.
omne of his heirs entertained temperance
views of such extreme kind, that they were
unwilling to allow the stock of wines then on
hand to be sold or any more to be made.
The grapes have sometimes been sent to
market, and sometimes left to decay upon
the vines. It is only now that the other heirs
have succeeded in arranging for a settlement
of the estati and the sale of the wines on
hand. Among these is a wine of the vintage
of 1864, described as a " Sweet Union Port,"
but suggesting the Imperial Tokay more
than any other European wine, and being
wholly unlike any other wine of American
growth. Its purity, age and mellowness are
remarkable. and both physicians and wine
fanciers have a special interest in it as the
oldest native wine now accessible in any c on
siderable quantity. The whole stock is in the
hands of the wel I-known wholesale grocery
house of the Thurbers.--N . 7Triun,.
Nov. 19, 187.
The above speaks for itself, but we would
add (hat this is the pure juice of the grape,.
neither druggcd; liquored nor watered; that it
has.been ripened and mellowed by age, and
for medicinal or sacramental purposes it is
unsurpassed. It can be obtained from most
of the leadinf Druggists, throughout the
United States, -and at wholesale from the
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pamphlet, free of charge, on application.
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