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WINNSBORO. S. 0.
Saturday, May 25. : : 1878,
i. MEANS DAVIS, EDITOR.
itJNO B. REYNOLDS, AssoCIATE EDITOR.
TuEr SAY THAT EARL RUSEL is not
dead, notwithstanding the newspa
pers buried him a week ago.
THE COUNTY CONVENTIONS in North
Corolina are instructing members of
the Legislature to vote for Governor
Vance for the United States Senate
to succeed Merrimon, whose friends
combined with the Radicals in 1872
and chiseled Vance out of the place.
Zeb ought to have it.
BALD MOUNTAIN, North Carolina,
whose rumblings and mutterings
caused a great revival in that region
some years sgo, has created a new
excitement. A few days ago it was
rent in twain, a crevice appearing
three hundred feet long, eight feet
wide and of a depth unfathomable.
No smoke or lava has yet appeared
to give evidence of volcanic action.
The people are anxiously awaiting
the advent of Old Nick.
Too Much Amn esty.
The Beaufort Tribune conveys
the information that Sam' Green,
the ex-Senator of Beaufort, who
was found guilty of bribery and
every species of corruption, and
who confessed his crimes and re
signed to escape the penitentiary,
is now haranguing the negroes of
Beaufort, protesting his innocence
and declaring that his only motive
in resigning was to escape the
persecution of a perjured jury.
The Register devotes considorable
space to the crimes and confessions
of this arch thief, and continues :
We have not devoted so much
space to pillory the ex-Senator from
Beaufort without an object. He is
altogether of too small importance
for the trouble. But we take his
case as a specimen from among
those who have received clemency
at the hands of the Democrats, and
who are now endeavoring to con.
vince the negroes that their treat
ment Las been unjust and unwar
ranted by the facts. In other
counties, we learn from various
sources, the former leaders who fell
beneath the weight of crushing
testimony before the Investigating
CGmmittee are seeking to regain
their control of the ignorant and
deluded population, and alleging
that they wvere forced to resign
their place in t,he Legislature wvith,
ont being guilty of the charges
preferred against them. It has
been the constant policy of the
.Register to urge clemency towards
the minor lights of the Radical
party, who were concerned in the
peculation and robbery of the State,
and to select the principal leaders
for punishment. But the evident
desire of these selfbiconvicted crimni
nals to participate again in politics
will make a continuance of this
policy not only unwvise, but suicidal1
in the extreme.
The evidences are not wanting
that a movement is on foot for this
class to regain position in the
State. Soon after the Legislature
adjourned, a secret conclave was
bold in this city amnon g the Repub
lican members, and only last week
there was a gathering of the prin
cipal lights from every portion of
the.State. Cardozo has just re
turned fronm Washington, and takes
part in the consultation. Did he
bring instructions with him from
the central authority of the Re
publican party? Swails boasted
while here thiat he would carry
Williamsburg county. Sammy
Qreen is seeking to restore himself
in Beaufort, anSI there are others
Wiost active and industrious in other
Cottaties of the State. The whole.
criminal gang will rise froma
&nerited oblivion, unless a cheek is
sooTh given to their aspirations. A
few warrants judiciously distributed
a would tend to correct t.he growing
Tax NEws AND HERALD has all
*~. long inaintained that the quality
-of mercy is being severely strained,
that there has been entirely too
much amnesty, and that vigorous
sneasures should be pressed against
the leaders at least. Among these
are not only Chamiberlain and his
compoers, but such knaves as
'Green, Swalls, Nash, Maxwell,
~impkins adthe Cains. These
sQoundrelA he~e not a spark of
elightest lessening of the pressure
will encourage them to snarl and
growl and tear the hand that
looses them. They are not such ]
simpletons as not to be responsible
for their misdeeds. They were all
along as fully conscious of the
enormity of their crimes as were
Parker or Patterson or any of the
rest of the white leaders. The
vigorous prosecutions inaugurated
by the attorney--general terrified
these cowardly miscreants and they
incontinently deserted their posts
and hid their heads- But this talk
of amnesty has emboldened them.
They take advantage of Democratic
magnanimity to conspire together
and stab it in the back. What has
been the result of all the labored
investigations '? Simply to prove
that the Radical leaders were
thieves and villains. This was
known all along, and acknowledged
by the guilty parties themselves.
No good comes from this, as far
as the internal affairs of the State
are concornod. Nothing short of
actual punishment in the peniten
tiary will be of any permanent avail.
Yet what do we see? Cass Carpen
ter is pardoned. Smalls, a convicted
felon, takes advantage of an appeal
to the Supreme Court, and actually
enjoys a seat in Congress, whence
he procures the money to defeat or
retard justice. Cardozo is oltt on
bail, while the occasion of returning
to South Carolina to have his 1
appeal argued, is actually taken
advantage of, to summon together
the Republican State Executive
Committee to plot for a rehabilita
tion of himself and his co-thieves.
Was there- ever moro consummate 1
impudence ? Dr. Ensor, who en
joyod for a time the patronage of
the Democratic party, sits in this
conclave with Bowen and Elliott
and Cardozo. Swails, instead of
being chased breathlessly across
the State line with a constable's
warrant, sits coolly down and i
boasts that he will carry Williams
burg. At this rate we shall soon
have a return of Leslie and Whitte
more and Gleaves and Hayne, and,
indeed, a second wholesale influx
of carpet-baggers, while Patterson 1
will set his wires to return to the
We are having too much amnesty.
Brotherly love with scoundrels is2
misplaced. The liberal policy in
augurated in the Carpenter cam
paign and culminating in the sup
port of Chamberlain has been
confessedly a failure. Ctesar 's
greatest virtue was clemency to the
vanquished--and he was stabbed to
death by those he had spared. A
vigorous proscrip)tion wouh(l have1
obviated the scones of the Ides of
March. Trhe victory of 1870 was
won, not by honeyed phrases and
friendly utterances, but by the
tramp of men on horseback. A
manifestation of power is necessary
to preserve what has been gained.
Against the masses no one harbors
a grudge ; but every leader should
be made to feel the weight of the.
lawv. An example is needed. T1he
colored masses flock to the strong
est side. Let them dream that
Radicalism can be revived, and the
battle must be fought again. But
a summary squelching of all such
cattle as Sam Green and Swails will
greatly simplify the coming cam
paign. Let us postpone amnesty
for the present.
PUT' AGREEMENTs IN WRtITING.
How many misunderstandings arise
from the loose way in wvhich busi
ness matters are talked over, and
when each party puts his own con
strnction, the matter is dismissed
with the words "all right, all right."'
Frequently it turns out all wrong,
and becomes a question for the
lawyers and the courts. More than
three -fourths of the litigation
would be saved if people wvould
put down their agreements in
writing, and.sign their names to it.
Each word in~ our language has its
peculiar moaning, and may, by its
change into a sentence, convey an
entirely diftferent idea from that
intended. When once reduced to
writing the ideas are lixed and ex
tensive Jawsuit a.voidd.--American
*Therem@ peoploh altimore who
AV0 AI 4 ~$O~l2ao Mu
The tired shoemaker waxes weary.
Wheli Time is no mower he will
ay away his scythe.
If I were in the sun and yoli wore
>ut of it, what would the sun be
.ome ? Sin.
It is a great deal easier in these
lays to borrow trouble than to bor
Clock-work has been successfully
rpplied as a motor to sowing ma
,hules by a mechanician of Vienna.
Certainly, the state of matrimony.
one of the United States. To ob- 1
bain divorce is to secede from the
Miss Susan B. Anthony is to lec
ture, East and West, in aid of the
Kansas German Immigrating So
Tne mother of a recent bride in
Brunswick, Dje., is ninety-two years
:>d. Her daughter and son-in-law
ire each about seventy.
A saloon keeper down in Augusta,
e., announces by placard that lie
has for sale "siggars, towbacko, and
Deacon Ezra Richmond, aged
eighty-six married Mrs. Polly E.
Woodworth, aged sixty one, in
Ellery, Chautauqua County, on the
Vermont is alarmed at the in
3reasing number of her divorces.
1'he ratio for this year is one
livorce to overy sixteen of all mar
The Maharajah of Jheend has
atoly had a carriage of solid silver
uilt for him. He is not going to
it clown and die of e':nui like the
hkoond of Swat. Now for news
from the Begum of Bhopal.
The Boston Advertiser says that
'tho small boy began to go in swim
nuing" in that city on Friday. Pro
)ably it will take him a week or two
o complete the operation.
A national Microscopical Con
,ress will meet in Indianopolis, Ind.,
luring the third week in August,
L878, on invitation of the biologi,
al section of the [yceum of Natural
Elistory of that city.
A petrified crocodile, forty-six feet
n length, has been exhumed near
Jomo Station, on the Union Pacific
Rtailroad, and shipped to Yale Col
ego. The discoverers received
$2,000 for their prize.
At Hartford, Conn., the other day,
iiss Mabel Gibbs, aged seventy
uine years, was so excited by a visit
rom a brother whom she had not
icon for twenty years that she died
yefore :he could speak.
The remains of another mastodon
lave been discovered in Ashtabula
Jounty, Ohio The skull measures
thout three feet in length, and two
cet nine inches across between thme
syes. The largest rib is four feet
ive inches long.
*^A ho tel-keeper in Lawrence,
WIass., being taken ill, his physicion
rirescribed whiskey, whereupon the
sick man directed that it should be
rocuredl elsewvhere, saying that he
vould not dare to take that sold
>nver his own bar.
A silver wedding party was given
iere recently by a prominent official
Lt which the gifts were exhibited.
['he gifts were divided into two
3lasses, and a card attached to one
alass convoyed this information:
'These are all solid silver."- Wash,
An In dian Pince, Nadsor Radja
ERing, who had gone to Italy to
.ecover from wounds received while
ion hunting, died suddenly at
EU'lorence, and was cremated at mid.
night according to Hindon usage
is staff and the British Minister
The salaries of some of our rail
wvay presidents are stated to be as
follows : Col. T. A. Scott, Penn.
sylvania, $24,000 ; Mr. Isaac Hlink
ly, Philadelphia, Wilmington and
Baltimore, $24,000 ; Mr. F. B.
Gowven, Philadelphia and Reading,
p30,000, and Mr. Hugh J. Jewitt,
A female tramp was arrested re -
mently at Manohester, Vt., and in
one of her pockets were found a
bhree-quart bottle, a pint dipper,
three spoons, a knife, a beer bottle,
.a razor, packages of tea. coffee, salt
ma sugar, a lot of bread, soap, wire
mdi articles of wardrobe--nearly
balf a bushel inmall.
One of the funniest and most ag,
gravating typographical errors on
r~ecord has just produced a hurri
ane, accompanied by thunder and
lightning, in t.he offiee of the Lynch
biurg Virginian. Its editor, on
glancing over his powerful leader at
lAhe breakfast table on Thursday
morning last, was astonished,to find
lthat he was made to say~ that the
!arnmevs would torg9 their "pantry
md nura ~lb ~~~o
a'ieard : u,
A. FEAUFUL BLUNDER.---Tho' Oditor
of the Montgomeoiy Advertiser
wrote a funnny paragraph about a
mlo. He also wrote an apologetio
parngraph in regard to a mistake he
btd made in mentioning.tho name of
Capt. J. G. Winter. The intelligent
"make-up" put the two paragraphs
together thus :
"We are requested to state' that
in the proceedings of the county
convention as published in the Ad
vertiser of yosterday it would seem
to appear that Capt. John G. Win
ter was a candidate before the con
vention for representative. Although
Capt. Winter was twice put in nomi
nation, lie eali timo declined, and
was therefore nover a candidate.
"It is never too late for a mule to
serve his country. An animal of the
kind, thirty eight years old; kicked
a thief to death in Georgia the oth
or night, and $15 has already been
subscribed as a sinking fund to buy
We await the sequel.
LAtaTEn.-Laughter of tei shows
the bright side of a man. It brings
out his happier nature, and shows
of what sort of stuff lie is really
made. Somehow we feel as if wo
never thoroughly knew a main until
we had heard him laugh. We do
not feel "at home" with him until
then. We do not mean a mere
snigger, but a good, hearty round
laugh. The solenn sober visage,
like a Sunday's dress, tells nothing
of the real man. He may be very
silly, or very profound ; very cross,
or very jolly. Let us hear him
laugh, and we can decipher him at
once and tell how his heart boats.
Mr. Chas. A. Dana says in the New
York Sun that Alexander H. Steph
ens retired from Congress in 1801
along with Jefferson Davis and other
"rebel associates." Mr. Dana is a
little "off" on history, so to speak.
Mr. Stephens left Congress in 1858,
and consequently could not have
been there in 1861. His successor,
Hon. J. J. Jones, of Burke, was the I
gentleman who retired with Mr.
Davis and other "rebels." Let Mr.
Dana study Stephens' School His
toryalittle.-Augusta (Ga.) Charoni~
A Southern paper says that Mrs.
Gaixes trar, se l 60,000 worth
of her propt her lawyer. Fol
lows, so that.. - go upon her
%ppeal bond, aw . . the lawyer
has declined to c:urni the property,
and made out a bill for services
rendered to cover the amount, she
has sued him,
-James Robinson, the circus rider,
has gone int" voluntary bankruptcy
in order to be discharged from debts
imounting to $12.288, contracted
jointly with Frank Pastor, when
they were running a show 'n the
WVest in 1873.
WE are now receiving a splendid
130 pieces Prints.
10 " Crotones.
A fine lot of Wasih Po.plins. beanutiful
line rof white and figuredl Centennial
Bl1eached ITomesipnmns. Sursuckers, Cotton
D)iaper', Tab,lo Linen and Damask,
anmd the prettiest aortmnent 'Table.
Cloths and Doylies to match
in the market, and many
other goods wvhich
A full line of 8traw, Felt and Wool
We have always taken a pride .in our
Shoe dep,artmont. WVe can now say that
we have the most compIlete st'ook -Qf
shoes ever brought to this miarket.
GIVE~ US A (JALLX.
R AS removd( to tlEoitiore IOIft in' the
)ost-olico, whore he will be glad to re
eivo his friends and customers.
A fulllinro of Sampl'ea will le kept od
.iand, from which catomers may make'
ielections. He now has the fif'est li-i4 o(
ronch and English goods over broughti
o this matket;
He is also prc'anred to out of to nik
p goods for those who desire.
Garments of all kinds repaired And
pd- Cleaning a specialty;
'i'hankful to the public for past patron
go, ho solicits a continuance of the
maho, and guaradtces satistadtion.
sept 18 W. G. ROOH1.
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OFFIoE COUWTY OoMMIsozeERs,
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it Kipeild's F'ord,-will be recee4b
.ounty Commissione-a up to Monda'~
14th day of June next. The Bridge
built of heart lunibor, and the contrc6top
ao give bond and security for the ahfj
performanc~e.of 4lo work, and waran
for flye yea,rs. Te 13'idge to beovt4w
and weathle-boarded. Tho
ibmn use *batover mnaterial of jj
Brdge thatpnay be suitable. The o'/
by CommIogeie reserve the right '
rIolina atibda If t.he an a. .