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WrNNSBQRO, S. C.
THURSDAY, JULY 4,-. :+ 1878.
B. MEANS DAVIS, EDIToL.
JNO M. REYNOLDS, AsocIATE EDTOR,
BEN HILL says it was not Stephens
but himself that organized the
Democratic party of Georgia in
1868. Stephens only got aboard
when the wagon was at full speed.
Will these great men fight a duel?
TIE DARLINoTON TcW8 pays the
following handsome and just
tribute to Major Woodward and
Col. D. Wyatt Aiken :
We have an Aiken, devoted to the
agricultural interests of his State
and to immigration. His return to
Congress every sensible man in
South Carolina d inands, and he
should have assistants. Send
Major Woodward, of Fairfield, to
Congress, and he would not only
ably assist Colonel Aiken in repro
senting the agricultural interests of
the State, but would. soon cause the
rivers of the State to abound in
fish. Knowing him well, we
venture the assertion that situated
as we are just now, no man would
be more usoful to us in Congress.
Will his distr ict have the common
sense to send him?
The Pinkston Lie.
It will be rememnbored that while
the Louisiana Returning Board was
prosecuting its pretended count, a
great sensation was caused through,
out the United States by the
production before this immaculate
Board, and the visiting statesien,
of a negro woman named Eliza
Pinkston, who was all cut and
gashed up, and apparently so ill
that she had to be moved about on
a sofa. She narrated a thrilling
story of Democratic atrocities in
Ouachita Parish, detailing to the
piinutest circumstance how the
Vhite Leaguers had murdered her
husband and beaten her, leaving
her for dead. The Democrats
denied the story, but it fired the
Northern heart nevertheless. Now
it appears that Eliza has unbur
dened herself recently to a New
York herald reporter. She con
fesses that the whole story was a
lie, that she and her husband wore
assaulted by a negro man, a per
sonal enemy of his, that she was
paid five hundred dollars for her
testimony, and that, so far from
being at death's door at the time,
her wounds did not p)revent her
from going about, and that she
actually wvalked to the p)lace of
meeting, and was then placed On a
sofa and taken into the room. She
now testifies that at no time did
she believe the Democrats guilty of
the outrage. Her new husband
and other persons testify to tile
truth of her story. Thus is swept
away another gigantic lie. The
ilerald is intensely disgusted with
Southern Republicans, and feeling
ly asserts thlat they all lied in 1876
or are lying no0w in their evidence,
and that in any case it is exasporat
ing to think that eight and a half
million Americans voted for presi
dent, while tile result lay in thle
hands of such vile cattle as McLin,
WVells, Anderson, Dennis and
Jenks. In itsa opijnion there can ho
no doubt that a huge conspiracy
existed in the.- South to count
Hayes in. It prophesies that the
Northern heart will not be fired so
readily again. We should think
The Spirit of the Primary System.
A number of papers are still dis -
cussing the merits and demerits of
the primary system of nominations,
although most of the counties haIvo
either adopted or rejected tile plan.
The peculiarity of tihe discussion is
that the opponents of the plan, by
a strange perversion, urge against
it the very arguments inl wich its
strength consists. Tile fundament
a] idea of the system is to defeat
cliques and wire pullers and to
secure the direct voiev of the
people, and it is a weak argument
to assert that rings can control the
votes of hundreds of Democrats
soatteroed throughout a county
2003.eagily than $hoy can forestall
tNe action of half a hundred dele-.
gates to a convyentin. Theem.
be less trading at a primary than in
Again, when a convention is to
nominate eight or ten candidates
it is impossible for every voter to
secure his preference in every case
by electing one set of delegates to
perform the whole duty. In con
sequence the fight generally centres
upon the most important office, and
the aspirants for other places have
to depend upon the caprice or com
binations of the delegates. In a
primary election every member of
the party votes directly for his
choice, and every candidate stands
upon his own merits He cannot
bo sold out or juggled in by a
combination. Another strong argu
ment in favor of primaries is that
almost every politician who is a
good wire-puller objects to it.
When this class advocate a conven
tion as being more convenient,
they mean secretly that it is more
easily manipulated to suit their
schemes. The Democrat who
proposes to go squarely before the
people on his own izerits, and
desires to secure the unbiased ver
diet of the people, prefers the
primary system. The spirit of the
system is utterly opposed to caucus
dictation of every species. And
the Stato E.xecutivo Committee in
recommending its adoption even
go so far as to reprehend the
system of club nominations. They
desire that every Democrat, of any
aspirations whatever, may have an
opportunity of submitting his
claims to the peoplo directly, with
out needing the intervention of a
club. The plan of club nomina
tions, they fear, may antagonize
different clubs in a county and give
rise to sectional feeling. As the
great necessity of thu party is to
securc meritorious representatives,
these should be selected not be..
cause they belong to any class or
any particular club, but because
they are fit to perform the duties
assigned to them. If any person
desires to solicit office he should
not wait for a club nomination, but
should come out squarely on his
own merits, and allow Democrats
in their individual capacity to
decide whether he suits them.
This is the spirit of the primary
A REl~WARD OF"FERED.
Editors NEWS AND HERALD : There
has been raised by subscription the
sum of fifty dollars, to be offered as
a rew'ard for the arrest and con
viction of the p)ersonI or p)ersonis
wvho set fire to Dr. S. F. Mobley's
house. It would give great pleas
ure to the community if you will
advertise the reward in your paper.
- T. G. PATrRICK.
White Oak, July 1, 1878.
A CA RD FROM CAPT. CLOWNEY.
Editors NEws AND HERALD :-The
clause in the Grand Jury'sB report
that refers to myself is incorrect,
erroneous and unjust.
That I permitted certain sums of
money to be charged ag ainst me, as
surety, and assumed the payment
of others, and made erroneous pay
mnenta, I admit ; but I think I have
the pecuniary ability and willing,
ness to make good the correct
amount to the Clerk's o0fice.
As to certain bonds and mortgages
alleged to be not accounted for, if
the Grand Jury, or other parties in
interest, wvill take the p)ains5 to make
the proper inquiry, they will ascer
tain that these bonds are properly
in the hands of certain attorneys-at,.
law for collection.
The wanton attempt to injure
private character, even through the
medium of a Grand Jury, is criminal
S. B. CLowNEr.
"ONCE MO~ItE TO TIlE BREACH."
.Aiessra. .Editors,: Mindful of
the fact that sportemen never waste
their ammunition on dead game, it
is with great reluotance that I essay
another shot at Mr. J. Hendrix
Mc Lane, the prophet, statesman
and revolutionist of the Dark
Corner. Having announced his
intent,ion to withdraw from further
do44roversy with me, I-could, ini i
spirit of maaimuy pe.mit hi
to carry out his purposes without
throwing any obstacles in his way,
but I am loth to have you de
prived of his valuable rhetorical
contributions. Indeed, I have heen
told by some of your readors that
they enjoy Mr. J. H. McL.'s effu
sions greatly, especially "the issue
of derision," whatever that may
So far as argument is concerned,
Messrs. Editors, I have thought
from the outset that it would be
insulting to the common sense and
well-known intelligence of the peo
ple of Fairfield to attempt to com
bat by serious discussion the absurd
proposition made by my friend of
Feastorville. Had I started out in
that line I would have had heaped
upon me, and deservedly too, as
much ridicule as the course of Mr.
J. Hendrix 1cLane has drawn upon
himself. Though aspiring to the
fame of a Nazarene of old, Mr J. H.
McL. is still a tolerably clever fel.
low, and, if he had not started out
no early in life to write newspaper
communications, might eventually
have acquired a reputation for wis
dom and sagacity. As it is, I fear
that he is destined to bitter disap
pointment, while it is possible that
he- might have been upon the thresh..
hold of a brilliant career. His case
is a peculiarly sad one, and should
prove a lesson to all young men..
In conclusion, Messrs. Editors,
Mr. J. Hendrix McLune is woefully
deluded it he supposes that I am not
responsible for what I write. If he
thinks so, let the proper test be ap
plied, and he will be quickly unde
ceived. FAIn PLAY.
A.1 MI)EL ACADEMI.
The King's Mountain Military School, I
at Yorkville, S. C.
Editor Columbia Register : The
twenty-third scholastic year of this Y
far-famed institute ended on Fri
day, June 21, 1878. It was found
ed in January, 1855, by two young a
graduates of the Citadel, who, by
their perseverance and untiring
energy, raised it to the highest
standard of excellcnce. These
young men, viz., General Micah
Jenkins and Colonel Asbury Cow
ard, were distinguished in the late
war as gallant officers, true patriots
and noble gentlemen, the former of
whom shed his life's blood in the c
cause of his country ; the latter,
who was none the less brave, still
continues, by his instructions,
discipline and noble example, in
perfecting our youth, both mnctally
and physically, in such duties that
they may be able to tread the
rugged path of life and be an honor
to their State and a blessing to
their p)arents. This school is
situated in a most healthful and
lelasant locality, in die flourishing
town of Yorkville, seventeen miles
from the famous battlefield of
King's Mountain, The hospitality
of the citizens of the above-men
tioned town is unbounded, and
the ,beauty, wit and sp)arkling(
vivacity of its young ladies is unsur
passed. It enjoys all the facilities
aff'orded by a railroad, telegraph,
churches and good society. The
climate is moderate in win ter, and
the breeze from the mountains dis
pe the oppressive heat of summer,
and renders the air pure and
bracing. The table, under the 1
supervision of the estimable wife of
the principal, is extremely good, and
the rates have been lowvered to suit
the hard times Colonel Coward i3
ably assisted in his duties by effi
cient teachers, among whom may be
mentioned Professor Wmn. Currell,
a gentleman of the old type, a dis
tinguished graduate of the South
Carolina College in its better days,
and who is honored and beloved by
all his pupils. Any persons desiring"
furtiher information regarding the
uniform, discipline, daily routine of
duties, and standard of study, may
obtain such by procuring a~circu, -
cular from Colonel Coward ; n
boys wishing to secure a thorough
military training and good educationi
will do well to enter this school at
the beginning of its next session, (
August 1, 1878. X. Y. Z. 4
The multiplication of poison1
germs in diseases of the blood is
exceedingly rapid, and if unchecked
vitiates all the blood of the body.
Dr. Bull's Blood Mixture by its
peculiar influence kills these germs,
and purifying the blood, removes
all possible ohnance of disease estab
lishing itself. 9
BEST Dry Goods House in the South
BAll express freI hts faitt where the
odris 1.00). Wr oastal for Sam-,
pieas and Price List.
V. RICHYARDS & BRO.,
not 27- attun(lta. Ga.
Geoi.4 a.. Jui1.l
WOMAN'S Ron-.t'.-Ono who has long
tudied this absorbing subject now pre
ientK to tho wooen o' our country tho
'esult of his investigations. [1o is happy
o say that he ham at last discovered
'Woman's Best Friend." It is adapted
specially to those cases where the womb
s disordered, and will euro any irregu
alrity of the "monses." Dr. J. Brad
lold's Femalo Regidator acts liko a charm
n whites, or in a sudden check of the
nonthly menses, from cold, trouble of
nind or like causes. So also in
ihronio cases its action is prompt and
lecisivo, and saves the constituti'on from
ountloss evils and premature decay.
L'his vaiuable preparation is for- sale at
6l.50 per bottle by Da. W. E. AIKEN.
THE NEWS AND HERALD.
N the campaign that is now opening
1'uz NEws AND HERALD proposes to keep
ts readers fully 'osted as to events oe
surring in National, State and County
)olitics. Itr has heretofore labored earn
stly in the cause of good government.
an its efforts in future will be redoubled.
:n order to accomplish the greatest good,
t desires to reach every citizen of Fairfleid
ounty. To attain this end the follow
ng special rates arc offeredl for the cam
L'ri-weekly, to the 15th November, $1.50.
Veokly, to the 15th November, - - 1.00.
t ('aash, in every case, must accompany
Cards nominating candidates will be
nsorted at the following rates, in advance:
For each candidate, 1 inch, one in
sertion, - - - - $1.00..
For the campaign, in Weekly and
Tri-weekly, - - - 5.00
Pledges of candidates at the same mates
,s the above.
Proceedings of clubs or communica
ions, when they contain nominations,
ome under the rules for advertising,
3ut the paper will be open for the legit
mato discussion-, within reasonablo
)ounds, of the merits of all those candi
lates whose names are appearing in its
advertising columns. Equal privileges
ril be accorded to all t:ao Democrats.
We ask that subscriptions and nomi
iations be- hande-d in at once..
f' All business conmuniettions.
hould be addressed to the
WINNSBOtO PUBLISHING CO.
NEW GOODS !
WE call the attcntion of the ladies' to
ur new stock of
Lace and Silk Triea in varisus shas,~c
Silk Bows in assorted styles,
Colored Silk Haindkerohiefs,
Fans in great variety,
Fan,, Handkerchiefs and Di'ess Girdl-e,
A splen did assort ment of Parasols,.
Janilla Brazilian, Bloilod Silk,, and
Jalicoes, Cambrios, Muslins, Lawns,
Figured and Brown Linens.
OUR STOCK OF DRY GOODS,
Of every kind is complete and can be
Lots of other goods, which we cannot
nentions here for want of room at
THAT WILL SELJL THEM.
SMcMYaster & Brice.
[Norder to close up the business of
01l. Wolfe, great induoemnents will be
fiered' to Cash buyers for the next sixty
The stook of goods, consisting of Dry
oods, N otions. Laces, Ribbons, Hosiery,
Ilothing, Haits, Trunks, Ahoee &c., wiln
ac offered at and below New York cost,
!OR OASH ONLY.
Money must be raised, and cash pur
basers will certainly find it to their
n-terost to call anid examine the stock
and be convinced of the above faets.
Jane 15-tf 8.S. WVOLFEJ,
LEATHER I LEATHER ,
WI E have on hand afullitook of Soto,
VYHarness, Upper, Ruswit 1K anad
~alfskin Loather, wiclhwewl e er
HIDESr HIDES !
.Eighest market prie, paid for hides.
3fing them ton, -
april SE F. MOMASTER & CO
SPRINU IIA COMB,
New Style Goods
rUST ARRIVED, including,. all t,
eJ noveltios of the season,. at the Winas
boro Dry Goods, Fancy Goods and;
MRS. BOAG wishes to retuwrn her sin
cere thanks to her friends and the pul.lio
generally for the past patronnge, solici
ting a continuance of the same. She wil'
endeavor as heretofore and is detormined
to please the most fastidious..
Millinery and Fancy Goods Stock is,
complete,. French Pattern Mats, trimmed,
and untrimmed, Straw Hats aind Bonnets,.
Sun Hats and Sailors, liibbons,. Silks,.
Laces, Flowers, Feathers, Illusions, Neck
Ties, Ruiiling, Linen and Lace Setts,
Iandkerchiefi,. Corsets, Gloves, Buttons,.
Second lot of Spring Calicoes, also a nice
lot of Dress Goods, Mohairs. Alacas,
Japanese Silks. Wash Pbptins,
and other nice Materials and
Trimmings. Call and
A large lot of- Men's, Ladies' and'
Children's Shoes, Gents' r nd Buys' Fur
and Straw Hats, fine and ooun e.
A choice lot of Family Groeries, Can
dies, Cakes, Mackerel. Tobacco Cigars,
Kerosene Oil,. 11ardware, Wood'enware,.
Tinware, Crockery, &o.
A quantity of Lumber for-sal-e' low for
march 3" J. O. BOAG.
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BLEACHED and UNBLEAOHED,
SHEETING ! SHEETING 1.
L. C. HANDKERC1 HIEFS,
Call arfd E nutine Ou'i'
BLACKI ALPACA 1:
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Cheapest and B'est in Town..
J1. F. MeIl'laster& Co.
lAM IXECEIVIENG daily fresh
Sugars, Coffees Green and Roast
ed, Tea, Flour, Grist, Meal,
Syrups, M~olasses, Soda,
Soap, Starch, Bagging
and Ties, Bacon,
Lard-in B3ble., Cans and Buckets
Seed Oats, Rye and Barley,. Nails,,
Trace Ohains, Horse and Mule
Shoes, Axle Greese, White Wine and
Fresh Cheese and Macearonih
New Buckwheat Flour.
Choice new crop Now Orleans
Niew Mackerel in kits, * and 4'
W& All gooda delivered within
D. R. FL:RNNIXE.,