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TRI- WEEKLY EDITION. WINNSBORO, S. C.. THURSDAY, 1)ECEMjER I, 187 VOL. 2. NO.
NOW UNFOnTUNATES WErE .FED
1n NEW YORK.
Aldermani Gobolers and Omnipres
ent Pie--Ten Thousand Hearts Made
Thanksgiving Day was observed
in New York City with great core
mony. The erald estimites that
at least one turkey was killed for
each of the two hundred and fifty
seven thousand names in the city
directory. The turkey is the true
thanksgiving bird ; and the number
of pounds of this species of poultry
served on the tables uf the penal
and charitable associations was
immense. The Herald says:
"The Commissioners of Charities
and Correction purchased some
fourteen thousand pounds of poul
try-7,500 pounds of turkey and
6,500 of chIcken. This vast amount
was distributed among the various
city institutions on Manhattan,
Blackwell's, Randall's, Ward's and
Hart's islands, the allowance to
each being regulated by the number
of inmates and their general physi
cal condition, the quantity allowed
to a hospital being proportionately
less than that sent to the Work
house and Peniientiary. There are
675 patients at Bellevue Hospital,
in the Homeopathic Hospital, on
Ward's Island, there are 232 male
and 253 female patients; in the
Insane Asylum, 981 male inmates;
in the Hospital, on Randall's Is
land, 386 male and 196 female
patients; in the Infants' Hospital
136 male and 169 female patients ;
Branch of Workhouse, on Hart's
Island, 302 mal, 20 female in
mates; Branch of Lunatic Asylum,
92 female patients, and Hart's Is
land Hospital, 167 male and 143
female patients. The whole num
ber of eaters in all the institutions
thus provided for was a little over
10,000, and the number of pounds
provided, - as before stated was
14,000. At the Penitentiary 979
convicts were fed on 1200 pounds of
turkey, 1300 paupers ate a pound
of turkey a piece, while in the
Workhouse 367 men and 415
women devoured 726 pounds of
chicken and 542 pounds of turkey,
besides a great quantity of pork and
At the Lunatic Asylum, where
there are 1,308 insane females,
1.000 pounds of chicken and 836
pounls of turkey were disposed of
at the noonday meal. In addition
to this, 686 pumpkin pies, 200
pounds of pork and four or five
barrels of apples were consumed.
In the morning all the inmates who
could be allowed to do so walked
about in the open air, and in the
afternoon several hundred enjoyed
a fantastic dance in the amusement
The Howard Mission, in the
Fourth Ward, opened its doors to
the poor. From eleven a. m. until
dlark the chiidren held the fort, and
from dark until after eight o'clock
the adults had their reign. Shortly
after ten a. m. the boys began to
assemble. They were a hungry,
eager crowd, and they sniffed the
air in anxious expectation of the
arrival of the hour for dinner.
Some of the poor little lads looked
as though they had nout eaten a full
mneal in many a day. Their pinch
ed cheeks and shrunken forms told,
the old, old tale of direst poverty.
At eleven grace was said and the
savory meal began. The large hall
was crowded to repletion. The
dinner consisted of roast turkey,
ham, celery, cranberry samuce, bread,
coffee, apple and mince pies. Op
posite each child wvas placed a
brimming plateful. The little fel
lows attacked the good things
with a vigor that betokened to the;
lookers on a* widespread fear that:
some mysterious agency would
soon come and spirit away the
tables. La;ds of six elbowved lads
of thirteen and fonght for their
rights as though life itself was at
stake. Not a few of the 'boys first
devoted their attention to the pies,
leaving the turkey for after con-i
slderation. The food was all well
cooked, and there were, when all had
been served, large quantities left
over. In the evening the grown up
folks sat down to dinner, and many
went away carrying ini their pockets
and aprons enough for the next
day. The number of turkeys don
sumed could not be estimated, but
they possibty could is hbend- to
be in the neighborhood of fifton
At the Rivington Street Mission,
the dinner consisted of turkey with
cranberry sauce, potatoes and tur
nips, pies and a genuino English
plum pudding. It required nine
teen big turkeys, weighing two
hundred and tworty pounds and
twenty assorted pies to satisfy the
cravings of the young gamins' hun
ger. In addition there was a box
of splendid oranges. About one
hundred and fifty sat down to
dinner at half-past seven, and for
about throo-quarters of an hour
they feasted themselves upon the
good things provided for them.
At the Five Points Mission, the
number of outdoor poor who were
fed was fully 1,100. Only 100 wore
admitted to the dinning room at a
time, and altogether they consumed
200 hundred turkeys and chickens,
four barrels of potatoes, four bar
rels of turnips, 300 squashes, four
barrels of apples, half barrel of
i.ickels, 120 gallons of tea, one bar
rol of beans, over 500 loaves of
bread and two pigs.
The day at the St. Vincent's Homo
for Boys, in Warren street, was
celebrawd with even nore than the
usual eclat. After high mass and a
sormon, the dinner was s9rved. It
included turkey, cranborry sauce,
vegetables, plum pudding, pie and
other delicacies, not fewor than
sixty turkeys, weighing in the ag -
gregate about five hundred pounds,
being devoured. Between three
hundred and four hundred boys
were fed and provision made for
fully five hundred.
At St. Barnabas House a constant
strei m of childrun and adults filed
in md out of the dinning room to the
number of 1,000. Over 810 poun ds
of turkey, 100 mince pies and 50
pumpkin pies, besides an unlimito.1
quantity of bread, vegetables and
coffee werd consumed. The guests
first served were the nursery chil
dren and their parents, after wh ich
the Sunday school children, to the
number of 200, and those of the
sowinl1 school, to the number of
175, were regaled.
The Juve;iile Guardian Society
fed four hundred and fifty children.
The New York Infant Asylum,
served thirty-nine turkeys and two
dozen chickens. The vatious boys'
lodging house tables groaned with
turkeys and pies ; while at the
Home of the Friendless, No. 32,
East Thirtieth street, 500 adults
and children wore treated to a
bountiful supply of turkey and
Nor were these bounties confined
to the Caucasian race. Three hun
dred pounds uf turkey, with all
appropriate "fixings," including
sweet potatoes, wore served tip at
the Colored Orphan Asylum, on the
corner of West 143d street and
Boulevard. It was a pound apiece
very nearly, for there were about
three hundred children to be fod.
It is right to say that they did all
they could toward consuming the
whole, and if they failed it wvas not
for want of heroic effort. But if
the turkey was not all eaten there
was very little of the pudding left,
for there was real pudding wit.h
real plums, and each of the young
sters had as many platefuls as he
wanted. In the afternoon there
were visitors and music by the little
ones, and the day was as happy as
it could be made for the children.
After readling this account, who
can deny that while New York has
its many vices it is also a placs of
rhe North Coming to its Sober Second
Senses About the South3an "Out
The stalwart Radicals overdid the
business. By their .howls they:
dazed the whole North, and even
carried away the philosophical old
correspondent of the New York
Herald. But Mr. Nordhoff has
worked off his bile and sees more
clearly. This is what he now has to'
say on the subject of Southern out
"The ternper of prominent party
leaders of both sides is fQr the
present remarkably conservative.
Both sides feel that neither can
rtfford to 'lose a trick,' and there is
a far greater and more noticeable.
disposition than at the .opening of:
Oongress for a number of years past
to be careful to shun exciting ques,
ions and to 'give the other side a
chance to make .blunders.'
"The Republicans, express fears
that the federal election laws are
not so framed as to cover all the
oases of wrongocharged. 'they are
forced to apknowledge that. thiere
hias been -no-itiniidatlon. At least ib
4he South and thay LdOanh whther
the frauds can bo punished as they
dosorvo. But the Republicans
themsolves framod and enactod
these federal election laws, and
they made them odiously severo in
many particulars. It is not proba
ble that this or any futuro Congress
will add to them. The Republicans
would like to got up a now excite
mont ab(tut Southern outrages.
Several of them cano here with the
intention to present resolutions
ordering an investigation or looking
to a dccrease of the representation
in the Southern States, on the
ground that the negro vote does
not como forward. Indeed, in some
quarters there is a disposition to
disfranchise the blacks out igit by
way of lessening the Representation
of the Southern States. But all
these schemers receive a check from
the fact that the more closely the
conduct of the Southern elections is
scanned the more it is sen th.t
frauds and disorders were ua end
sporadic and not systematic, and
that there is very little mIlatorial for
a new anti-Southern cry. The
more prudent 11lblicans incline
to wait for the results of the trials
which will presently begin, and
think it better to found any action
which may seem advisable upon the
developments before the courts.
But it is probable that some super
zealous porsons will offer reslu1tions
of investigation. These give as a
reason for a Congressional, inquiry
that the colored vote has to some
extent disappeared in many of the
States, but there are many reasons
for this. Every Southern Republi
cani knows that the colored vote
cannot be got out withoat a great
deal of preiminary work and the
expenditure of money and promises.
The mere desire to evade the pay
ment of i poll tax deters nimy
thousands of colored mnio from vo
ting, and it is notorious that they
have a habit of s,lling their regis
tration ceriificates, which has 01)
previous oc.sions caused the mys
terious disavpearance of thousan ds
of colored votes and a great and to
many people puzzling dizicrepancy
between the registration and the
vote. It is doubtful if the Demo
crats will oppose a Congre"sional
investigation if it is demanded by
their oppononts. They believo it
will do no hArm."
MONDAY, December 2, 1878.
In the Senate the reports of the
several State officers were received.
A. number of bills were introduced,
among them one by Mr. Maurice to
reduce the pay of members.
Mr. Lipscomb ofrered a concur
rent resolution in regard to the
Charlotte, Columbia and Angusta
Railroad, of which the following is a
Whereas, it is charged that it is
susceptible of positive proof that
the Clarlotte, Columbia and Augus
ta Railroad Co. have for several
yo2rs violated and still continue to
violate their charter in the matter
of freight charges, as wvell as in
other important particulars ; and
whereas, it is charged that said-coim,
pany hav6 habitually obstrdoted,
and still continue to obstruct, a free
transportation of freights from
their track to the track of the South
Carolina Railroad Company, thereby
disregarding their express con tract
with the State of South Carolina,
therefore, be it
Resolverd, By the Senate, the
H-ouse concurring, that the attorney
general be and he is boreby required
forthwith to bring action against
the said Charlotte, Columbia and
Augusta Railroad Company with a
view to the protection of the public
interests, the redress of wvrongs done
by said corporation and the imuposi
tioni upon them of such p)enalty as5
in the opinioni of the court may be
juLst and pr'oper'.
Gen. Gary's bill for the abolition
of the Court of Claims was made a
special ordler for WVednesday next.
HoUSE OF REPRESENTATIvEs.
In the House a number of bills
were introduced and referred,
among them one by Mr. J. J.
Hemphill to abolish the ofice of
State constable ; by Mr. Hutson to
alter and amend the lawv in .relation
to appeals from the circuit courts to
the Supreme Court, giving thre ap
pellant the right to file exceptions
to the rulings and charge 'of the
judge up to the end of .the session
of the court at which the case bin
tried;i by Mr. Gaillard to amend the
lawv providing for pay of witnesses
in.State.cases i by Mr.; Mtsgoy. to
jrevent the interinarriage ' f . h
-ranesr by M)kt. Miles .to hae a1h
oath administered to Governor
Hompton by the Chief Justico in
the presone of comm1nittees of the
The bill repealing the law ro(luc
ing the pay of Stato witiosses was
was rejected ; also the bill to dis-.
franchise persons convicted of cor
A bill providing for ia special tax
on dogs was placed on the calendar.
Several bills passed a second
The Senate concurrent resolution
to adjourn sie (lie on the 23d inst.
was adopted abnost unanimously.
TUESDAY, Decomber 3, 1878.
The Presidentpro ten. inounced
that he haud reeived a package,
post-maikeJ Cohimbiat, addressed
t him as Prpisidenlt pr tem., in
which therm waIs I co)mun11111lication
a:ldrosse,1 "To the Hlonorable the
Senate of Soulth Carolina," stating
that ths Hon. Robert Fishburno,
Senator from Colleton county, is
ineligible to the ofilco be holds, with
other papois accompanying said
Tihe President pro ten. asked
what disposition the Senato would
make of them.
Mr. Lipscomb moved that the
papor- he not received on the
g, ound that thoy had not been pro
sented through a Senator on the
After dbate by Messrs. Lips
coin, T 'raft, MIr Fishburn arose
to a question of piivelege, and stated
that lie hoped tie Senate would take
cognizance of the papers and have
the mattter investig'ited ; that he
wished an investigation.
After further debate the papers
were referred to the committee on
privileges and elections.
The House sent to the Senate the
concurrent resolution in referenco
to administering the oath of office
to Governor Hampton, amended by
adding Lieutenant-Governor Simp.
son and agreed to.
Mr. Benbow introduced a
bill to repeal and abolish sec
tion 19 of articlo 4 of the Con
stitution. [This bill looks to the
abolit.ion of the boards of county
A number of bills and resolutions
were introduced, road by title aud
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
A number of bills and resolutions <
were introduced, read by title and
properly referred-among them the f
By Mr. H1. A. Gaillard-X bil
for the establishment of a new
school district in the county of
Fairfield, and to authorizo the levy
and collection of a special school
tax therein; also, petition of G. H.
MeMaster, of Fairlield, to have cor
tain overpaid taxes refunded to bim.
By Mr. Shand-A bill to prevent
unjust discriminations by common
By Mr. McKissick-A bill to re
peal an act to reduce and fix the
per diem and mileago of members
of the General Assemb y, approved
June 7, 11,77.
Mr. Watts, from the committee on
agriculture, made a favorable re
port on a biti to authorize and r'e
quire the county commissioners of
Fairfield county to levy a special
tax in certain townships of said
county to meet certain claims for.
buiiding public fences in said coun-i
Mr. Gaillard, from the committee
on the judiciary, mado a favorableI
report ont a bill to enable creditors
of or, any person interested in,
estates to require executors to exe
cnte h-mnda for the faithful discharge
of their dluties as such executors.
On the recommendation of the
committee on privileges and elc~ i
tions, it was referred to a committee
of five mnembo.ts of the House to
inquire into the facts in relation to
the charges of bribery and cor
ruption made against Hastings
G4intt, a member from Beaufort
The Senato having arrived, the'
joint assembly, with Hon. T. B.
Jeter, President, pro temn., pro.
ceeded to a ballot for a judge of the
third judicial circuit, with the fol,
lowing result: Wholo number of.
votes cast, 145; -'necessary to a.
choice, 783; Ho.n. TJ. B. I'rasor re
ceived 144 ; Hon. 'W .F. Ciolcook 1
received 1. Colonel Fraser was
accordingly declaired duly elected,
qn4.he joimt assembly was dis.
Twelvo hundred and fifty colored
votes woro polled solidly for the
reenback ticket in Bastrop county,
.exas. Tho Republican candidate
ror governor received only four
votes. The county Greenback ticket
was olected by a majority of two
Iindred. It seems the epidemic
itruck the country in spots.
It is a great pity to see how many
people allow a cough or cold to go
annotiecet, and thus pave the way
to an untimely grave from the
3ffects of consumption. A pleasant,
3afo, reliablo and cheap remedy is
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. Price 25
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
P1nOI.TE JUDOE'S OFFIeE.
WINsnonlo, S. (0., November 18, 1878.
ALL persos having clainis against the
estatoe of James 1R. Aiken, decoaed, are
biereby notified that they must establish
lie same before the Judge of Probate of
Fairfield county. at.his oilice,on or belore
ihe 1st day of January 1870, or be do
)arred from paymont of the same.
0. R. THOMPSON,
nov 21-x411awGw J. P. F. O.
HA143M ! HANS !
A choien lot of sugar curod unoan
Fresh Sugars and Coffees.
Fresh Augusta Meal and Grits.
Northern Apples and Orangc-s.
One barrel superior Stono Mountain
,orn Whiskey, cheap for cash at the
doo 2 W. H. DONLY.
French and Plain Candies,
Canned Goods of all kinds,
Potatoes and Onions,
nov 26 R. J. McCARLEY'S.
1E WINNSBORO H OTRZ
MRS. M. W. BROWN.
TIIIS Hotel, situated in the centre of
i the town, offers and guarantees to the
mblic inducementa usirpnssed by any
ther house in the place. Table sup
lied with the best in the market. Com
ortable rooms and polito -attention.
Lorms-$2.00.per day. aug 9-tt
FOR SALE !
One light Two--Horse Wagon.
One heavy Two-Horse Wogon.
One One-Horse Wagon.
One Top Buggy.
One Open Buggy, second hand.
Pricbs of all work reduced.
ov 28 DESPORTES & MONTS.
"T HE T E AC0HER."
NJANUARY next we will Issu, the
first number of
monthly journal devoted to the In..
arests of Teaohors, Schools, and the
lanns of Education in general. To bring
t. within the roach of all, we have fixed
he subscription price at the low rate of
FIFTY CENTs Pan ANrNUM.
Spoaimen copy will be sent biy mail
arepaid on receipt of a five cent stamp.
pa~- Teachers will do well to send for
ur Educational Catalogue.
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Knights of Borfor,
IEETs the second and fourth -Prtday, even
LV.loags of each month in Masontc Hlall,' at 15g
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