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VOL. XX. __NEWBP RRY, -. 0., THURSDAY, NOVEM E 718.N.~
iTATE OF SOU TH CARULINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
iN TIIE COURT OF COMMON
Napoleon B. Daveuport, Plaintiff. naaitnst
William \1. Dorroh and John D. Pitt-, a
the Execu*or- of FI-nry Huir-on, deve.-ed,
woo was the ioie Ex-curor of John G. Da
verport. d-cea>ed, of whon will they are
i now the Exrcutor., Tbeiesa R. D-ivetoort,
1lii G Divenport, John G. Davtnport,
lobert C. Davenport, Sarah Ann Daven
p'rr, Amy W. Hill, Jouathan W. itavenport,
",W;.L-:n G. Davenport, Me!vina R. D.,ven
..r-. L,ut,a McClure, .lonathan D. Ru-dd.
r.::zat:c"h Hli,:tn. WViiiiam, G. McK-ever,
Ja'ies S. McK,-evrt and Wilds McKee:ver
ro the D.-f .i.ints " atove named :
You a c herev sumn>ied and required
to answer :t.e coniplaint in tti ac:n n,
wieh is :.his day titil in the office of the
Clerk of s:id Court, for said Cuuity and to
to-rve a copy of your answer to the said cam
N, pi:aint on the sub-:cribers at their offlce ait
ldtM,w\ e.dcrry ('ourt House, S. C., v.i.hin twenty
:lims- d t's ; f-er "the service hereof, excli,ive of
nediat.,e *:iv of such Service; and if you fail to
tme ark-, - r: contalaint within the time afore
t- ,.b' i, :tit- ,.hitit f i-i this action will ainply to
N o43 .te-our= i.,r'he,relii?femandediin htcomn
,lait r. ) tted1 Septembehr 11. A. D. 18S4.
MOOR3MAN & SIJKINS,
%u the De endants, Amy W. Hib, Johna
th'nt X. I)venport. Wiili:tn G. Davenport,
Melvina R. Datenport. Louisa McClure,
.lonaran V. Rudd. Ei:z.,iy-ta Houston, %-il
liarm G. McKeever, James S. McKeever and
Wiid; McKeever :
Take notice: Tha: t.i .u-i,n~n in thiv
action, of wh i(e -to rt 9eg 'iIn is a vopv,
was i td in the flice. of the Cl.-rk tr 'ihe -nit
Court of Common itiea, t Newberr C. urt
House in the Coutt'y of N. wt,-ri in ile
State or South Caro!ina, on the 11th tl y of
MO:tMAN & SI31KINS,
Newhornty, C H., S. C.
This 11 th day of September, 1884.
Land for Sale.
A TRACT of LAND, containing
Seventy-seven (77) Acres. more or less,
bounded by land, of Dr-G. W. Glenn.
Edgar Sligh. and the Wilsont Place, is
ofered for sale. It i? well-watered,
partly cleared and susceptible of high
cultivation. Th-re is cousierabie cord
wood on it. A bargain may be had.
HERALD and NEws OFFICE.
sep IS tf
And-its. unt,aralleled abuses, areji-ully and
freely discussed in a'neat 32 page book,
muailed free to any address, by Blood Balm
Co., Atlanta, Ga.
Drop a postal for it, as every man and wo
man needs and .will be 'delighted with itsval
u:nble and entire!y new revelations.
So:tetimes shao. a Naton of pt ople and
aron,e thet to actlon. Ex .resiuns'apnintar
to the following, from a well known Dru
gist of Atlanta, pour in from sections %here
B. B. B. has been u-ed.
A-rTANTA, Ju:wi 12, 1b54.
It i. our firm belief that B. B. B. is the
B'ood 'urifier on the market. We are selling
four or five bottles- c f it to one-of eny other
pret.arations of the kind. It has failed in no
lns-ance to give cntire satisfaction. Merit is
W. P. SMITH & CO., Drugists.
This is the only blood medIcine known
that comibinies quick: action, certain eff'eet,
. aep price and unboainded satisfaction .
That one stnte botle of B. B. B. wtill do n
much work in curing [1:ood P'oi'ons, Sk'i't
Affections, Scrofni, Kidiley Troubles. Ca:
tarrh and Rb.:.umatism as six bottles of any
other preparation ou earh.
-.One 50-year-oki ehronIe n toer eured.; scro
fula of children curedi with one bottle. BloodJ
poisons cured wIth :t few bottle.'. It never
fails: We nold bonre proof in book form.
Send for It. Large bottle SI 00, six for SS500.
Expressed,. otitmecctt ar,price.gif your/D)rug
gIst can't supply you. .Addresa
BLOOD BALM -CO., Atlanta, Ga,
Sold in Newberry by.Dr. S F. Fan?.
Oct 16-84 1y
Wright&J. W. Coppock
We now announce that our stock of
Ken, 0$ ouh, 90yn5 td Oildeu
* 8 NOW COMPLETE,
andi we think UNSURPASSED in
anything that tends 'to constitute
A First-Claea Stock. .
Our line of
. DRESS SUITS
was never)MORE HANDSOME,
are a decided improvement on any.
thing we have ever been able to get.
Special attention given to the se
lection of Youths' and Boys' Goods.
No doubt every mother will be grat
ified at the improvement in this
We climi to sell the
for the amount charged, and no one
will doMbt the ass rtion when a
compatrison is made. Indeed, our
whole- line of FurnishingGo->ds was
NTeyer So Go4 s Now,
and in every Ins?aace as wUl give
-gs full value for the amoun~t invest
edas any oth&r lionlse eso affor'd to
do, and w'e guarantee aftisfaction.
WRIT & J, W. COPN~CK,
Int Front of Court House,
OnL 9 41 Necwberry, S. C,
The wie ,-d fl-e when io man putr-ie
It ir :1im n g 'tl "(o se h ,w tender-fotedr er
tin hk-otd -enielv p,-orieors hive bee.,ne
of l-e. !'h -v t.:ke nuch :ido ib"ut "aies
and imitators" when, n"ne are in si;:ht.
The pr op i-t er of B 1Ii. 1i. uould a% inos t
eaiphau;cil'Y that th'eir :-n:iv-'V stand- up,rn
its oAn ,,er:t. Should we :i'temp* to imi
tate, i: WtI.uld nut bi" rh" e who d, not Q.
the ,ffer. Ou ow n I,te- experience in the
pro'fes-ion p eclrudes such an idea. 1 he fietl
for lo~d rein -dies is 'rz;e atwl broad af
fordi:t ample ,r,n for all prrent :spirarnt .
We d. not desire t che tire door :gain-t
o'heis, iwith(er shall it be el.u ,d ;inst l-. -
P. B B is the quick.-st rine;y. i c- ilot
cr.n:i in mini ral or veret:bie lois,", di,es
ni: imit:re an; is in the field a: an !on- l
orable comp.ritor Ior itiulic f.ivor. oct 10 1m
.Il! pers3on"s lidebted to i/le t
llIdersi'nted. itXt .setlle [/i
same by/ or before tiie 20//i
of . Kocember iwer, ot itr/ii"/e
your accouants iCII1 >e p/iced
iii tle lituds of a/1 oificer for
co/ertion. ad/1 /Ol w/ll g'e
no f/urt/er credit in thfe FU
'i'+M . S.. FANT.
EsT:TE OF MosES M. Ci'tr,cK. DECEASED.
Notice is hereby given to all credlitors of 1
Mfoes 31. Coppnck, dec.-ased. to vrestut their
claints proper iv proven. to the ui dt'rsigined im
nediutey; a a ho are in anvwise indebted to the
same are -requested to settle at once, as an early
settlrieut ut his estate is d.slred.
JOHN W. COPPOCK,
No 43-St. Fxecutor.
We desire to atnonnee to thre eitize!re
of Newberry and tirro,utintrg Conlitit"s.
that we have located a MARBLE YARD
in the Town of Nt-wherry, and are pre
pared to furnish all kin<ds of
MARBLE AND GRANITE TOMB
STONES anti MONUIMENTS.
Ini fir-t (lass style antd 20 lper cent chitn p
er than the same class of work has hith
erto been sold in Newberry; c-onsequent
ly we respectfully solicit a liberal share
of their patronage. One block north
:v;t of Crotwell Hot-1.
Oct 3 tf MILLER & HOOF.
Fresh Butter, &c.
The hest New Yo-k Dairy Butter.
Fresh Wes'rn Bit er.
Tihe Germnine. C!eveland and Hendrick's Ci
_ars, also. that popnlar Ci^sr, the Sweet Mash.
just received at the Cheap Srore of
B. II. LOVELACE.
*0* rl . i I;II l fl r h11J. I l
Grand, Upright and Square.
The superiority of the ' NTiEl-T"
P'ianos is recognized alnd acknowledgedL
bydthe highest musical anth.orities, a;nd
the'demand for them is as steadllil u
creasiniguas their merits are becomniin
mere extensively known.
Over all Americarn ann1 marny.Europan
rivals ait the
Have the End.orsement of over
100 differeint Colleges. Seminraries anid]
Schools as to their Durtability.
Theyi are Perfect in Tone andWork
mnaneWp and Elegant in
A large assortmernt of' secondlL-hand
Planos aliways olii hatnd.
Geireral Wholesale Agente for
Bnrdett, Palace, Sterling, New Eng
gland, and Wilcox and White
OR G AYS.
ANOS- and ORGA!S sold on EASY IN~.
. glar.os taken ini Esehanige, also thor
gPSe.d for Iliustriited1 P~in or Or
gi. Chas. M. Stieff,
No. 0. Nou ItTY-SR-:T.
F. Werber, ir.. Agent. Newthrerry
Lumber Mill Men
Vf.tecun4Prsigned respect furlly in form
1 te ctiensofNet wber-ry iand the
ted at Hlenahi. It-y are prepjared to con
tr:-.t tor. tard bril. Chiirebles. Dwell
ings and.t othe r Bin ihingsa. We gi:aran -
tee 5:rti5iai4tioni both ini the qiuality ot
our wat* 4ii air in i thle prTices chaiirged for
it. Ha'vinrg an i ecllent saiw miill w'e
ar doprepalred. :i t,i abot not?ice. to
sa andiri diress lumbeir. Or Itr -oliited.
BOOKS A T. YOUR OWN PRICES,
Religious, Moral, M iscella
n'eous and GCod Boolks.
THE PROPRIlETRESS of tlie WERALD
BOOK STORE, offeis a cerrain portion of her
.iock ~of B0ooksi at u,c plcts ais
O;nntot Fail to h;aave .Sale.
4 good~ uoc ~ ia god friendl; Itnvr
4fs tei your word and in aiwaya ready to
aff~ you pletaiure; it caa be readi and re
load*and never pal!is on tire taste.
We s!inaly desire to be rid ci these boks
~hink of a bzuok fo'r M..
'a " 500 " 2 5.
ii I other Boot:. 5.
L<okinl over the oceu. rences o:
:e ;'ast two weeks I a:n rei :o! i (;if
1ci:\'n aiiane tha took piai.. m~a.v
e s ao.w:ln IW:ts Volid nt:
a .aliierll a. I was in the C;ty of
evada at the t:me. iii hea ing a
ow ii t:ie street, I rileieu to tie
,indow to :lseeiltaiI the c tnse. :nd i
1iscovtre(i u% lanil(ady, w, U. by"* !e
,va. ha;ied irom the c itV :f Urk.
:I>i !g Up and 'lOWU in t:ie' I l;i C
1n e: .tati" e tilht.
Wht is ah:r:tt.er. +ir;. lcCar' 1
Ui, sir, ShI r i iedi .,t >k <mt tIre
' :ui nuia' jti rt"r,- i, :0ny
hin e .n; tie werb: it I :tt I i.ir. in ao
lly od !t Acupeo in
t.er r b : tl a i t ic in rst v.
zinl, atbout it Fighti v n :I.1 ar is
1an sinormal Conmtilo. iw.ee aOd
zooi orr are o:ly c"uitivat'd iUn.'i
-thle evIl r i"esultS of i too a.hIl y
:itivatmd I tiVilizattion.
i t i u.:t :t the close" of mOy hict
.u erao>; I a .id Iii I iardiv ot
, le ter in the inilil. Wi.eni 1 t<h eov
hred that ev;ry' odyt' was swre:rin g
nad. i meti an ou(1 titn mbr of ly
ntout:: C iuren,,on wi.l)5. o; t(i)(oo V
ileltl" amI piet I ha . n. vr sius
eete(i. 1 saiS .iv d M3r. I,. (ie
on1 hear to-day o iu iof0 a iia jor"
tv '%r. CIev-i Ibad, Ima;rnle tily
o>rror. when he roared out. Dt- -i
Ieveland If a dyn t ahimitt o , laI h
Xpiled id r I could not have
Sei lore auazed. 1- ishing ; ttrn
,he couversatimo. I carelessly r -
i:arted, di(i.ou hear the s'rpaerd to
?I lielei. W it casel wsOry not
t, La:::.:tie, l as d oult. 1) on
Mcher 111ihing to divertth
nyI of mt frien:i .sarod ,e de
ate and his friends, I remarked th:t
>ne of te evening papers had said t:at
Verythin. as lost. G laring at me
ike a vanie this 'lymouth lagb
-.rushied his hat down over his eyes
c:d veiled out. D - evierythingf.
tud 'rushed o-.t of the room Now
his man was a deacon, had ocen a
ustee and a Sunday School super
utendent. and his case was not an
,xeptionalone. Everytbody seemed
o be fighting mad Rteflectint, on
n,ly iePlymodth :riend's sad moral de
nation I walked on for a block and
rmet a yousng man whom I had
nowa n lactive revivalist and a
>iliar of the Y. M. C. A. Fine, (1ay,
remarkei. I dont think so, said
c. savagely. Laiue. I hear, Las got
a tuore votes in Kingston. D On
Aainle, sa d rny pios frien<d. Have
ou seen thie latest reurns? lI )--n
rle returns, said Y. M. C. A. I was,
he::o ked, of course. t it seemed to
elieve him, and perhaps it really did
im good. who knows? Certain it is,
hat we have had more profanity
rom pious quarters than I have
eardihrnn the latsxpesident
amprgps. ie oltca tms
- he ere ae no sieredeber ase-n
2alnos. Monygrtond wite
artelarin thati wa the proud.
he, shrckng and Tery ad the other
2lfs Dawenrin tas hed ha etenall
li.sgarae e pimself andlwock eve
i>h obletorais te hiohead aode
slothingth)eneing the bio gequret
0mexodn ooth polticaly. atos
[heren ae he o thfee ave ue -
nnts.t -Mondtary nit adisne witare
an oeglr boomt-acti t nuhercade
:o,mention, all oTerry the twar,
leissDateprts redora the ol,n
~it oera~ ot the pajot few weesit
slasellny pming a the Paiopae.
he igt WO poon at aly's, York
In is at thwe Fithre.enue, Then
anedhe attractis t neous
:al aenut Cftevelaef tnd turmoil and
wasy rel aming nd eatti'opn.
and not a wave of trouble rolled
across their peaceful breasts " But
it does not look as though we 'were:
oisg to have harmony. even melody.
ery long. for Mapleson says Lhat his
stockolders are treating him shabbi
ly, and he swears by the great boot
if they dont come down with their
flthy lucre, he will take the Diva off
an a concert tour and leave our shod
ly to whistle their own operas.
One of the great centers of attrac
tion at the presen: time is the Metro
politan Art Museum. It only seems
. l etray that a modest build.
igwas rented on 14lth street by a
few public spirited men and women
for the purpose of establishing a
museum of art There was but little
moey to purchase anything, and
strange as it may seem our wealthiest
citizens have never been its most ac
tive patrons. One of the central fig
ures, whose name willte indissolubly
linked with the establishment of this
admirable institution, was John Tfay
lr Johnson, one of the foremost
lovers and patrons of art in the
United States. Thue p)resent magni
ficent Institution in Central Park
has grown fi om that little beginnieg
founded in 14th street fourteen years
ago. As an educator for the mass
o the people it is priceless. W hile
roaming through fts halls the ignorant
hind wh~o can neither read nor write.
can drink in wisdom which hooks
would never give. The 'object les
sns which lie lieore him are the
most complete education that mortal
manl ever received. liere are sup
turd figures fro:a the Nile wrought
~eore dose"h became the car ule
a inh t e rushes -. N tiiu ' r
car\"ed by teit l:::;cis befo:re t'~
pyrami.is we re butin anid while th
ti4):_ of i A!brah:un an,.l Lo. wt-r.
gra:zin_r ou the hillsi-IL 0 - u' a.
S.arctplii,i are hi ltere in Wl'.en I
fori of Souie min ;,igrt rn!r erili 1.t
int() du.t a_es be iore ti :rvat Na
buchadnazzar led th ecib' ire.li tra
into captivity. iare coins anl TId
als fill cases devott"d to tn h;t,inatie
art. and here are perp-tuiated- ilb
sI ver :,iid bronze s oe ' t t...t.,- m :ht
iest Imen'1 ai Vomeil ti:L this world
.as ever s-ti. ilow 1,r::uilI tU:y
res.5 tt);tt. ar. th!ts lim:iltr'td t1i. i's.
a!t"r ii est of. storinl aint agony
:1111 sorrow. 1:inaeI lo,,b er :rt'
t: ie- heal of llenry i hi l of
.i lalnd alndl thIte of .is ,I::ttritu
la:: lin ens. ,, ha; a Iistor i til'l
in t:a e l.uite :il 5 s t' iit ab-t tt,
(OV'a~.'.:tSllu hit i,' ' ."li
th pu-oke t h ired e:rs :.A
Tith :te pe my Lor-l l'rotctor (r<nn
bel mens near the curinin,_" but power"
11l .\lazarine" :uli in c lus" ('f' :I ;sl:lct
is the Cardinal ich';elit'l. on-. of he!
r'ate st Stateswn th:ht Fm e
rouned. But it -s L+)i io t
ti,es and ,tatuarr i a t : -r -
te t:ole il their chti i r.
litre yo are bhtn la e t", io"a.
ith the people of other iai el
by means of tiie art ist,' skiii 1"yt ou ,
lue not only as it e:ists to i b t
as it existed d.andr(dis of iter., I.
ielst amlon:, the n:ar:d s natui'
is ta:t of Corntelia ani he r .h ls.
T I.e two infants lie asleep i.l lC ite
mlothetr's lap. while s..e ltm'ts down
on them v.ithi t'at (l< pr unisterabl:'
love which only a mother c:an know,
Eve and t;e dead Abt I is a be:iititii
i.iece of art, but in the br:it-f" - 'as::g'e Ltc it st o 1\t
or three Years past. but inl tile west
lat.lt r.:e._. l fri),IUI:n'b ;lUl. i'ui'
co l:tiu is isimss given to iortrai
tre nal entra.es the likenesses of
many of tI.e miost famous En,mish"
he oim our tlen. The conception
antVi ( Xecttioll of theserclrkiI
pictres is vt gr ileret aro aly
thin in morteiturc wais we h ave
been ill tye habit o seein. in this
country iefsre. At the fir:t casun
glance they appear rude and almos
coinOhI-place, but a clost r ispec.
tolh reveals theu as among the ver
best secimaens of this class of art
that we have ever had on exhibition
here; the longer fou look at se th
inre lifc-like the. appear. and what
is more remarkable still tler. is not
a black o dark haired man or woman
in te collection. ' ioss who ar
not white' haired, are eitl?r red or
blonde, and this peculiar.t: gives
thm a unique appearance :Ind alto
lhr indescribable. Many new his.
torical pictures and landscpes have
been added to the gallery. n rep
esntispemens cofth of a__r t
thath ie hve eversta ineibito
here; theynge sounlook a the th
more die-lute andheyperad whagt
ina ing wiletion. ahosewho cre
uloude and unonthi eir;:ty gie
bn~ add t teai gallery. tne rep
rseting ther cort se o lerys the
Eighth on whis erest interving with
AnaBlenthe sucensu hs )O us ae; pro
tsd he rsoinoe ateprne Kin ise
aland wthe prion nd theire
wuonds sand ndtuatpenb,aty i
alsening t ai fllteridesc.in reai
itanote hie is tptrad h
scffed hIn jut h dsa:e Woonile
lookstron w ith recleyne,sitii
tih sccessig olies arelo~tj ctU rm
isc the ase of thelrated BAinee
mightr givsent thes e eautiful
Awond er en . antdppre:tsd.en
salty rserv praull deciton fort
sntrithere.c ori~he~: n
trut coined juth d str oaiacent
ilstrtat oa milo he re'.lssness with
n r ased forhelae B!aineathifeso
dinn~er.gve her nofw appeas bygo
inapretior ytae for the
noct ada pasrieuship hankd forit
trct ahe frene rebln cand
rutea corne.d. the re toner pho
cthst.a alieillo tat dllars hadl
reen risce, for Bine dtid. esto
Belszer.a tIted apes t anohe
ensiation this am te spaper tha
ehae thenfotuae repubien lie;
disgue wast raged teene prgo
ts shelienga the inna erk woalk
ring thie cste.s asing adid. re
tyugrls attending te theare, ir;
.okn, Sun a droppied in to aohet
etin thes weeking and shapefag
isuie mustngBu hvnipty theod
os she ra othertown,forentueek, waik
hern b the ees. mshen al th prnto
jewlrystor attended th thars aon
laeche an the moricing a ndumge
gol haveing. wetouBihount,nthe sh
a purchase. The saleswoman dis
covered that a watch was muissing
and immediate'y went in search 0o
the gay youug troubadour. HIe ci
she was discovered at the Bjrooklyz
Thecatre taking in the Silver King
T rhe ollicer marched her to the P'oi.
Office, and the Chief in charge made
her take off her coat and vst, an.
hel it was discovered that it was
not a he but a she and she was mad<
to doff her pants and p)ut on skiiti
and all the rest of the necessarie!
that go to make up a femaie r.-;:ail
It icoks now as though the e
dude would fetch up in the PenitLn
The first bleus of' winter ha,v
brught out overcoats and seailkh
saqus, Things are getting settled
but let it blow ever so cold. the
Democrats have fire enough withii
to keep them warm for the ncxt fou
yars: wh le the Republicans. viewini
th poniskedeadfoaa f, singn l ti
tones. "W\V8it till tiae c;ou';S roji i,.
enny, wSait till the clou.ls roll by."
Youirs Tril v.
TH-i E.* N .G : UtiE.
sri,: :mely Suggestions i::nct:r:i- gi ,a L'c:1
ization of Seats and Legislatoi.
(To the E<itoi of 1e N.ws and Cour r.)
I Leg that ou will allow ie; throg::,,.
vour columns to call the atten ti+ n 0.
the members eiect of th. l!+us.- , o,
iepl csritatiVeS to :t ina t:-r ill r\ a
tioun to their orgau:z t;u eib:c
t:a.P: at .irst ;n.ay appar oE s:uall
om.Lt lit. ha, I :t,: cont inmi-I a .wri
(it, c"w t tii> tte cbaracter :t;hd
coiL t,of, iiUiiness. I allu 1ie to a
ru1L ad;opted in 1 -0 by which tihe
1-at i the lioUSe are dr1awn by
;co-.,ntics and4 hot by in<hi;VdUalS.
I"fore tois ttere was no ruic upon
t ae subject, ant the m.embers took
t.ittr seats ind,.ftr,:rcntly tlhroughout
t:he House. In 18h0 wsmne dissatis
Itact;O: with the dist ibu ion of se:ts
I:avintg aristLu. the rule allotting seats
by counties was adopted and the
representatives of each county are
t .as ated toethi: r in a group.
a. a :lrageilnt. I Iuggest, iS as
no;rtunate al.d ll1SCiLoUS iS it
is ULU ual. I do not - el.eve that
ti:.r.: is a single other instance
of a le:gislative b,oy tu which such a
un. vxi,ts. Think of t:e iI'mhbcrs
o: Goi.rcss sitting by Stat,s, or
those of Parliament s.tt.u by coun
ti.s and botougl s.
I say t e practice is not only unu
sual in leg islative bodie . but it is
ess.:ti:ly wrolag. because it dlestrovs
toe in .getity of our repr:esetita
ta,s and tends to en, ou:a a loc:il
p;r, judlic s ratht r t:ai brua:cd view.
for the hvioie State. i i.tea of
wem-ers reaurdin g themsives as
ij.isla.ors for tue Coum:uouwealt: ii
cicou a.ges the false idea that. they
atre meIrely representa ives of coun
'I he reason usually assigned for
t.m rule is the convenience of mem
bers from the same county consulting
togeth r. But (1) the floor of the
House is tot the place for such con
ferences; cousultati:-n between mem
be rs of a delegation should tak"
place whn d< sirable in private, and
not whlde the general business is pro.
ceeditg. Such conferences should
not he ::ore favored than the consul
tations of the committees of the
House. and the committees are for
bi,ideu by rule to hold meetings du
ring the session of the Houses. (2)
Such consultations are really im
practicable while the House is en
gag, d, and so the proposed object is
not attained. (3) The principle
itself is wrong. and it induces dele
gations to caucus amongst themselves
on meas res, instead of voting accor
ding to the individual convictions of
The members of the Legislature.
tliou.h representing particular con
stituencies, are legislators for the
whole State and not for their respect.
ive counties alone. They should not
vote -as delegates to a nominating
convention do-so many votes from
New York and so many from South
Carolina, &c. Each member should
vote ou his own resp)onsibility and
not upon a caucus of hisi colleagues.
Thenm, again, he sitting together of
delegations prevents the intercourse
between the representatives of' the
differenat parts of the State, which is
so essential to a proper understand
ig of the condition and needs of the
whole people, and it tends to fostet
sectional feeling and prejudices.
One of the growing evils of State
Legislat:on, not only with us but
througl;:out the Union, is local and
clss legislation One of our judges
observed to me a short timi ainoe
that lhe hand to learc the paraicular
statute law Qt each county in which
he held Court. A questionable
measure is introdueed, tfie represen
tatiyes of a county asking for ats ap
plication only to their own -county,
and the measure is passed as con,
erning no other' part of the St ate.
Presently the representatives of an
othmer eounty come~ forward and ask~
that th- law be extended to their
counity. and aay hesitation to extend
the nmeasure is met with argument
that it is unjust to allow one count,y
a law denied to another Th thia way
measures which woulId at once be re
jected, if applicable on the first in.
stance to the whole State. are gradu
ally extended. This evil is greatly
fosteredi by the delegations sitting
I a.-4 you, Mr. Editor, to allow me
to call the attention of 'he membeni
of the new House to this matter in
advance of their meeting, because in
adopting the Rules, as is usually
done inmmediately after the election
of the Speaker, that in regard to the
seating of members is accepted with
the body -of the Rules, and once
adopted it requires a two thirds vote
to alt&r it, and members are relue
taut t , change their seats when once
taken. A MIE31BE.R ELECT,
On the motion to adopt the Rules
of the last House I propose to move
the following substitute for Rule 81.
EDwaUP MCaDn, JR.
IRULE 81, That as soon as practica
ble alter the House has been organ,
ized the3 seats of members shall be
allotted as follows: The Beats in
the U-ouse shall be numbered in reg
ular sequence from "one'' 10 "one
hundred and t.wenty-fourf' Thc
clerk stall prepare ballqts numnberc
to corr'espond with the ntr,bers gpor
te seats, and the b4llota so ugmn
bered shiall be drawn by he memberm
of the House upon the call~ of thi
roll for that pou pose to be had, and
as each member draws a ballot suci
member shall take the seat hain
the number corres; onding to t.at at
the ballot drawn by himt Provided'
thai this Rule shall rot nrepest mew
bars fro:n exchanging seats so drawn
by them to suit their nmutual conveni
The New-, anid Cou:-ier. Nov. 13-Editorial.
A member of the State Legisla
ture, whose letter is publish:d to-day,
gives soma strong reasons why t ue
pr. scut mode of allotting seats in the
;ouse of Representatives should be
ciianged. The exist ng plan is for
tie .emu:u rs irolu the diflerent coun
ties i ,it togcthe-, the place of each
<ieh-g:nO being determined by lot.
Ij ikr :i, uusi;:d arrangement the
mIII:uibrs, Irom t,:e tinereiit counties
h> .,t mini.:- with vacli other, and
t.e si.er-es oi iiitrcsis and opii
iois wiOc prevail in t!h counties
in e rjriptt ted in the Legislature.
. his. :.t leaat. is t:e Leuadencv, if not
t.e iinturai resuit.
i ie reabons given or keeping to
.th,c r t::e miembters from each coun
ty ar. stat,d by our correspondent,
awl we tiiink that the public will
agree With hirn in the opinion that
tnt-rc is no torce in tilem. and that,
in Sime r,spects at least. they are
really reasons against the system, in
stead of leing in its favor.
The Legislature represents the
whole State, and it usust be the de
-ire of every uieib.-r who appre
ciates his responsibilities and lovis
the State, that every sembla, ce of
sectionalism shall be removed, and
that each ml ember of tie L tgislature,
in his words and acts, shall look
to the interests of the Sta e as a
wi.ole. When the members of the dif
ferent coui tit.s are iutermingltt,! on
the flour there is little opportunity
for the forna ion of (oteries and
ciques, and evt-ry meinber, being re
iuved in a uaiusure from local in
tiences. is considered. and reg:irds
ionsJ' as t e rep,reseitative not
nu-rel,* o: a county but of tile 6t.ate.
i his is a most csirable consuminua
tion. Under the present arrangement,
the representatives from the diiferent
cuunties,who ai e elected by counties,
go to Columbia as delegations from
the couuti, s, sit in the liouse of Rep
reseutatives as dele_ations, and vote
and speak pretty much in the same
way. The strictly local ideas, feelings
and prejudices which it is so impor
taut to dissipa:e, are strengthened
arnd confirmed duiing the legislative
It is to be hoped that the Legisla
ture, upon reassembling, will modify
the ru es so that the members will be
disti ibu-ed by lot as individuals on
the floor, in the same way that they
are distributed in the House of Rep
resentatives at Washington. Perhaps,
too, this will check the torrent of ;o
cal legislation which has been inju
rious a!ready and is growing in mag
There are very few in3tances, in
deed, in which special legislation
that is, legislation for a particular
county. or group of counties-should
be permitted. - Constitutional amend
ments prohibiting it have been adopt.
ed latterly in many of the States.
Trhe desire of the people of a coun
ty for a particular measure is not in
itself a sufficient reason why it should
become a law. If it be inconsistent
with the interests of the State as a
whole, it is not safe to adopt it be
cause a few persons in one part of
the State desire it. There is hardly
any legislative measure which pres
ses equally beneficial to all sections.
The rule should be as to ascertain
what is for the greatest good of the
greatest number, and embody that
In the laws of the State. Should the
wish for local legislation continue to
be complied with, the State will be
broken up into little groups and com
munities, each differing from the
other by spec al laws fully as much
as one State differs from another, and
The suggestions of our correspon
dent are timely and Important. and
we trust they will be considered, and
that they will be promptly acted upon
if they shall seem to the members of
the Legislature as reasonable and
just as they appear to us to be.
From the Church Derald,
As our readers have doubtless seen,
our PreBbyterian neighbors have late
ly been greatly agitated over the
question of Evol ution. It may be re
marked, by the way, that no body of
religious people seem to be quite so
congenial to agitation as the P?resby
terians. They seem to regard all
questions of th.eology as fundamen
tally dea jde, no matter how small or
temporary. Everything most be con
tended for, or against, and definite
ly settled, down to the finest and
most trivial distinctions. They have
been trying last to settle Evolution,
which we may also say, by the way,
we do not regard as trivial or unim
portant. But it is a dreadfully ii
practicable question. It might as
well be let alone by the churches, in
all probability for several centuries
to come. Tbe scientists themselves
cannot handle it, and surely the
churches cannot. And when one re
flects, only a very little, be is a wa
kened to some amazement that they
cannot see this at the beginning. Ev
olution is a theory, not a fact; a con
jecture, not a demonstration. It has
never- been proved, and if it ever
should be proved ages may elapse
beforehand. On the other hand it
may be im possible to prove it,
throughomut ali time. At present
there ura noQt aniienft datq to go
upon. Thp links aire sah and so fat,
inezorably e 'g;issing": And yet,
strange t-> sny, tis brilliarnt gueiss ni
learnedi rind, this fuging.hg he
cause novel auppposition, haaL~ actualiv
invaded tbe stronihold n'f theotgg
and e;irgydl. nl ,f e. i- o ho ins:m
with the new beres.. and feel com
pelled to beheve just a very little bit
of it, if no ut.r,. T.ey shut their
eyes to logiea. inc-n sienev. and
stop in mid-ocean, as it were. when
there is actiaii nohing at all there
to stop on. On.- %%iil allow it to carry
him to one point, and another a lit
Sle farthr r. :ici .. on to the exr rtl.
But they do nut seeiw to ie.iize tit:i
the extrewe is the only a l
pint of rest. They are
of the <1:ii:inltirs and eon i ra,lietions
and im n,istenties' which ar. stop
pag" Shor of the er,dl inv")lvc"s ;hen
in. Th!t R.v. Dr. Woo.drow. of the
Colua,bia Theological Seminary, has
written a handiSur essiv on tir' Su)
ject. It is s"ho"arly and poiisbed.
Bat as he cari ies his rewlers on 'ipon
his flowing stream of thought be
suddenly brings theui fl"tt upon an
impediment. Adam was n h ast, be
sais. e%oived from oi h r beasts. ,
utii' n God br-s:ned into him thc
breath of life and he became a living
soul. How now ? W i:it sh:tll be
done about that 1 Oh, nothing, the
Professor s:vs, just let it stand; only
take a t!inmng start, make an are in
air. and the duf:in'ty n"ill I,,- h:oped
No w, :Jow doe, Profiessor Voudrow
happen to know that at a certain p'
riod il the life of t.be binte Adam.
Gu.l gave tiru a human sont new
wade for the oceasion And is not
tb- veir pt inciplie of Evointion viola
ted by this new creation, and Evolu
tion itse f h oght to an end I That
(o coul.i have done as Dr. Wood
ro,y says. thri- ct oe't not i he- s!iibt
est doubt had lie so wii, but
whete is the evidn-rce? T an again.
the essay adamits that Eve was wade
ont of Adaws ti;. Where is the Ev
ointi''u in this7 WIte in fact is
the a any ein t hy %, isdIm.,rn in :eept
ing the theory of any Ev.intion at
all. if it Las to he bat,ered to pieces
now and again by such admissions
as these? It is a great pity that the
clergy must feel compelled, in order
to get abreast with the age. to be
lieve contradictions and nonsense. A
thorough Evolutionist is a compre
hensible being, and so is a thorough
Christian, but a cross between the
two we had supposed to be a thing
not of earth. And yet, why not? We
bave occasionally in this weary life
met the phenomenon Dunce, and it
would be evading the truth to say
that he was not a thing of flesh and
IOW TIIE PRESIDENT I1
Technically speaking, the Presi
dent is not elected by the people,
and the people do not vote directly
for any Presidential candidate. They
cast their ballots for electors, choose
a President and Vice President. In
each State the number of electors is
equal to the number of Senators and
Representatives which the State has
in Congress. In New York there are
thirty-six electors. Each party has
an electoral ticket with the names of
these thirty-six electors printed on
it. The electoral ticket which re
ceives the greatest number of popu.
lar ballots in the State will .be chosen
by the people, and the electors named
on it will *be entitled to give their
votes for the candidates whom they
The electors who are chosen will
meet in each State on the first Wed
nesday in December and cast their
votes for a President and Vice Presi
dent. As a matter of law, they can
then vote for whom they please. They
are not legally bound to vote for
Cleveland or Blaine, or any other
person who was a candidate before
the people. As a matter of usage and
public trust, they are expected to
vote for the candidate whom they are
pledged to support.
Certificates of the votes cast by the
electors in each State are then made
out and sent to W ashington. These
certificates will be opened in the pre.
scnce of the Senate and House of
Representatives and counted on the
second Wednesday in February. The
total number of electoral votes is 401.
The candidate for President receiv
ing the majority of these-that is, 201
-will be declared President. If' no
person has such majority, then the
election goes into the House of Rep
resentatives, which is reqouired to
choose a President from the persons
not exceeding three-who have re
ceived the most electoral votes for
President. In the House the vote is
by States, each State having one
vote.-New York Herald.
From the New Haven Register.
It is not generally known that the
bones of one of Governer Grover
Cleveland's distinguished ancestors
lie mnouldering in New H aven soil;
and that he was formerly well known
and highly esteemed here. Such is
the case. In a bright and cheery room
at No. 125 Wall street a Register rep
resentative was introduced to the wid
ow of the late Abijah Cleveland, of
this city. She is a pleasant spoken,
elderly lady, and a daughter of Da
vid Breed, of this city, who very
many years ago lived on George
street. Mrs. Cleveland is a live-long
resident of New Haven, and Profes.
sor Dwight and Bishop Coxe are both
cousins of hers. Mrs. Cleveland has
an excellent mem,ory.
"Yes,'' sad she, in response to an
interro;gton, "Groyer Cleveland's
great grandrathcr died in this city
a;;d was buried ai the GroveestreeL
,metery. ifts nr.'.2 was Aaron
Cleveland, and he was a Congrega:
tonal mnister and a poet. The Cleve,
;a e.at levoeain imeuroh wat
lia'i<iaw. in this state. 'This imnn
wa., Grover Cievla(is grent great
rraudiatier. He atterwards con
formed to the ca:rci of E n_-iand and
became a miss:ona?v and went to
Lelawar,. lie die'i a the house of
his dear friend. Benjamin Franklin,
in l'tia<ili>ih. in 1w>. ie wa- a
iis son Aaron. the (me I started
to talk abont. and who is t>ur ed here.
was a minister in Norwich for many
years. 'T'h;er ic nmsrrie'i into the;then
emntlero anl aml f:iifii;;am ily of
Br. eds. fro:a w .ich:j3r.ed ilall'there
is n_m3(l. hns wonan wa his see
owl wife and sue was my grand
mother. W hen I wa.s about two and
a half years old, my father moved to
New Haven and my grandfathe
Clevelani came to live with us. Thi
was in 1815. I was sick and he used
to take care of me. and soon after he
also ?ic:,ned. lie (lied September
21st of that %enr. and he is buried in
what is now Wrn. Franklin's lot in
the old cemetery.
'Grover Cleveland's grandfather,
the son of t!'echove. was Wm. Cleve
land, a deacon in the First Congre
vational"church on the old Norwich
town green. lie was a goldsmith..
"This man's son, Richard F.. was
Grover Cleveland's father. He liv
in Norwich for a long time, gradua
ted :it Yale college, and used
spend much time with his New Hav
en relations. Then he mirricd and
went out into zhe middle statea. Yes.
continued the old lady. "Grove
Cleveland's ancestry is such that::1
can afford to be proud of it."
In the work entitled '-The poe
of Connectien'," published in 1843 b
Rev. C W. Evertt. extensive mentio
is made of Mr. Cleveland, the clergy
man who died there.: and his collec
tion of poems are published. Amon
them is one on slavery. Mr. Clev
land was a clever and social man
very quick at repartee. The mothe
of Wr.. E. Dodge. the New Yor
merchant, was a"child'of this man.
TilE DEAR OLD WIFE.
Her Heart ;Aches with Longing for"One W
[From Harper'e Bszar.]
Why should the woman who h
been the faithful wife of years nee
other beautifying appliances than th
remembrances of all that she h
been and done in those years? S
and her husband are growing old
gether; she does not love him an io
the less for his grayness, his baldn
his pallor, his graven lines; under.
of them she sees the man who w
her heart so many years ago. In h
taste for beauty, his refinement a
cultivated sense, so much more ac
than hers that he alone of the tw
must needs see change, and feel lo
and dissatisfaction, and manifest t
feeling? Yet how many days th
are. whether it be from this feel'
or from simple indifference, that t
old wife wearies and her heart ach
with longing for one word of all
old words that. used to be poured.
her ear, for one caressing gesture.
the hand, for one action that has
other end or aim in view but the e
dent promotion of her happin
No matter ho w old she is, be she ev
all her threescere years and ten, t
woman does not livc who can li
happily without love. and if she
a husband, and they are living
gether in apparent amity, without
love and some proof of it. She kno
that there have been old lovers l
married, she remembers the swe
ballad of "John Anderson my
John,'' which never moved her w.
she was young, but now seems;
hbgve been written for herself, and s
sighs for some expression from b
husband that shall make her state.
semnble that of those old lovers.
is the indifference that breaks
heart, she does not know, in
darkness concerning it and the r
ons for it, how soon It may turn:
hate; she does not know but a
would rather it were hate, and d
with. Without that love which
be'en the breath of her life in the
she must fail, or sink and wither i
self centred indifference herself;
it, she could still lift her portion
the world like Atlas. She Is
kay unselfish if the want of it d
not make her review her life and
its labors aun sacrifices, and
an indignation over the injustice
her lot, in which either the flame
her life or of her love must burn
It would cost the husband of this
wife-a man who doubtless d
kindnesses to others-but ii
thought or exertion to mninf
a love that may be warm beneath
crust, brief mentions of gratifi
or of pain now and then, smiles,
fidences, turning for sympathy w
together, movements of old-fashio
courtesy when with others; all
would not greatly impair his o
powers through exertion. and it wo
raise her again, to her proud p
among happy wives, whose love
whose receipt of love outlast t
very life. Fortunate for the worl
it that, if there are some who do
ferently, the greater number of
bands see, under the mask that
has built, the woman of their I
and would utter for her epitaph
worse words than
Underneath this stone doth lIe
As much vi1rtue as could die.
which, when alive, did w1or give
To as munch beauty es con7d live.
M JonMilton thus aliad
the defeate4 Republicau i.andid
"He with hi. boni1d crew lay
quished, rolling in the fiery gulf
foujnded: but his dootm reserv..d
to more wrath, for now the tho
both~ of' lnst happiness and 1.
pain torments him. Round he t
his baleful eyes, that witnessed
affliction and dismcy, mixed