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A. U. JONES, EDITOlt.
,ob'errv, S. C.
VK1)NE'SD1)AY. A N. 19, 1887.
u are elilde to a copy of the Week
1'eters aed Courier teith this copy of I
llemid ad K< es, tf your subscription i
miAl in adr1face aat the rate of Two hIollar
a year. We hae a1rrrnyel trith the Neu'
and Cou:ricr to Jurnish tus a suf/icicent numi
ber of copies cach teck to yire one to (eer
.: )1er30 u Al, NOTE:S.
If the town of Newberry was ro
quired to pay for the lives of the
young men that have been destroye<
by whiskey, how much of the monej
received for license would be left?
We have received a copy of thl
1ishopmille Lterprise a new candi
date for the patronage of the public
published at Bishopville, Sumltei
county, S. C., by Mr. P. G. Bowman
Jr., and A. 0. lurant. It is a neat
ly printed five column 1olio paper
and has six columns of advertise
ments. We wish it, imich success.
Cluverius has paid ths penalty o1
the gallows for murdehring Lillint
Madison. 11' every reprobate wh(
is guilty of ruining the lives of tit
tnfortunate young women of otn
country was swung up, we woul
have more happy homes than thert
are dotted over our land. It wouk
be extremely unfortuntate to hang at
innocent man, as sonue believed hIt
was, hut. it' he ruinl her life he de
served the penalty he paid.
To-daly, the 19th1 of .11anuary, is thu
annivers:ary of' the birth1 (1ay, of' 1ha
noble hero and patriot., Robert Ed
ward Lee. What tenler memoric:
cling around his nlnme' and lil'e. Thu
old soldiers of the Sonth reverenc(
it and unconscioUslV shel tears wher
his llnatm: is m11entionled. Their chii
dren love and honor him, and rem
there are who do not accord to ii rt
high position for his greatness
We give our readers to-day r
sketch of his life, which has beer
prepared for this, the anniversary e1
The Obsecrlcr has a way of suppos
ing that others (inItertain certain
thoughts that originate in its owI
fertile brain, and rarely i
ever find lodgmnent, elsewhere, as i
appears to have been the case in it
"may have thought" of the Genera
Assemblies' reason for recommende
ing the reduction of the salary of *l'
clerk of the Commissioner of Agri
culture trom $1.500 to $1,'00. Trin
Obsrer, kindly gives us credit lo
making "mnuch ado about nothing
in our article chiaracterizing the sIu
position ats unjust anid unfair to Co]
Ransom, and after p)raising Col.
for the work he has done-bringin
itseltI in an humble way-it show:
that "may have thought" sprang ('ron
its own liberal heart which though
that a small General A ssembly muns
certainly have been of it.s own wa'
of thinking. The Obseri;er says fur
"Mr. Ransom has been the Columi
bia correspondent, of the August
Chronicle for a long while, and ha
done the State good service int tha
capacity. iIe was writing for tha
paper during the session of the Genr
oral Assembly, andI has written fori
since. The Observer did not say thi:
fact would justify the reiduction o
his salary, een were that the reasoi
that moved the General Assembly t<
do so. So long as he perf'orme<
faithfully the duities of' his ptositial
as chief clerk, no one could object t<
his corresponding for any number o
newspapers. But it is a pertinent it
quiry by the General Assembly, (1
by any citizen, whether $1,500 is noc
too much salary for any piublic of lice
whose ofllcial duities are so light a
to admit of' his emnaging at the sam
time in other' business, whether it b
that of newsp)aper correspondent a
anything else-, and this inquiry I
not personal to Mr. IHansom at all
WVhether the General Assembly tool
this view of the matter 'we ennn
say'-it 'may have' (lone 8so."
There is no consistency in th
above. If' the Observer thinks it is
"pertinent inquiry by thme Generi
Assembly or by any citizen, whethe
$1,500 is not too much salary for an
p)ublic ofilcer whose oflicial (duties ar
80 light as to admit of' his engagrin
at the same time in oIlher busines:
whether it be that of newspaper cl
respondent or anything else; an
this is nmot personal to Mr. Rlansol
at all," how can it say, "so long
he performed faithfully the doucs<
1118 posItion as chief clerk, nlobod
could object to I '.s corresponding fit
any niumber ofnuewsp)apersl." Therei
nothing "strange or peculiar" aboi
this. It is thme Observer's way and
cannot *,be helped. But here is tl
secrot Of the whole mattex:
"Thie Observer believes that LI
salary of the chief clerk of the Agr
cultural D)enartmnent should be ti
same as other. ohlef clerks at th
State House; and that $1,200 i
enough for any of them."
It will thus be seen that the Ot
serV"er adopted the plaht of supposinl
that "the General Assemuly ma;
,)have thought" to give a thrust at thn
y chief clerks in the State Depart
e ment over the thfiulere of Col
y IRansom, the fI'armers' chief clerk
W by did it not ntake a drive at tih
Attorney General's assistant, who ro
mains a partner of Col. Yeomat
and praotices law, or at some of tilc
others? A bill was introdeced to re.
duce all of the salaries in'the hecu
tive Department and all shared the
same fate-defeat.. It nay have
done it to get an opportunity of
praising Col. Rlansom, but we hardly
think so. I f the Observer is bent on
contining public ollicers to their
ofilee duties, why begin with t,he
clerks? The Attorney General con.
tinues to practice law; the United
States Dlistries At,torney does the
- same. If one is wrong, all are wrong;
but how are they to do if they
)obey the Ol>sereer in all things? It
believes in rotation and changes, and
if a man does not keep up his pro.
fession, or have something else
mapped out for the future, what is to
become of iml? The Observer must
be more considerat,e; remember it
has been young once, inld then it had
to look ont for the future. If we are
not mistaken it engaged in teaching
at one time and studied law, and
afterwards practiced law and assisted
in editing a newspaper, and is now
giving all of its titme to the Observer.
We must. give it credit for believing
it was acting for the best all the
while, and it should certainly accord
to others the Samlie right. We seo no
diflerence in a man employed in a
public ofliee being more open to
blame for doing work after his oflice
duties has been performed than for a
man employed in teaching or editing
a newspaper. We believe that a man
should be required to give all the
time necessary for the faithful per
formance of every duty of his sta
tion; but after that is done, no man
should be hi':nmted for using profitabl'
every m1u 1nent that is left. A man
of experience and system can get
through with an immense amount of
- business in a (lay. If' the Obserrer's
rule was fttllowed, Mr. MeCauglirin
could not be president of the Bank
and Factory at the same time, Dr.
Woodrow could not filll the position
of Professor in the Theological Semi.
1 nary and South Carolina University
1and editor of the. Southern Presb/e.
;ri n and the life of tle edit.or of the
Obserrer would hlave been a blank
until he settledl downi on the Observe,
r'lIt wily should tile IIIRnALD AND
'Nunws ho so concerned in tile matter?
.I C we have renleeted uponf or criticised
Mir. lRansom, [he is able to take care
'We considered its aupp)ositions and
un11fair cut at Col. Rlansom, and1 we
felt it our duty to say so. We
thlought, On reading thle article, that
thle Observer knew very lit.tle what it
was sup~posinig about, and we said so
not thlat we dlid not thlink that Col
E. Could nolt take care of hlimself
lhe has1 time11 enouIgh left uafter flnishinf
hlis work and1( correspondence to d<
this-but lhe hasn't an Observer'. W<
would reminld our contemponary Lihal
t theO Genleral Assembly can (10 its owr
,,ikiga easily asCol. R.ca
take care of hlimfself.
IM4 IT ElIWIITV
Thtithe city of Newberry shoulh
hlave a monopoly of tile whiiske3
business of Newberry counlty? Thial
the license should1( be fixed so higi
i,hat only a few men with money car
r sell it? Thait thle Profits on liquoi
t fromi tile sales Lt) men0 inl tile country
r' should( go to kecepinlg upl tile towr
w Yithtout their having a voice inl til
matter? 'That whiiskey should b<
r' plaed at every cornier to destroy th
s character of thle youing menh of thl
-counit.y', even if we hlave no regard fo:
Sthose iln townl? T1hat it should bi
presumed1 that the sale of liquor coulit
niot be prIohlibited inl tihe event thal
tile coun ty' voted "r.o0 license?" Thlia
the City shiould be0 allowed to taki
rcare of' itself to the detriment of th
county upon01 whichl it depends for It
s upp)lort? Tlhat tile whiskey shouhl
bie Jpermlitted whIen it hlas beeni de
cideCd that it is such1 a bad buisinds
thlat a man must pay five hludre<
dioll ars to tile city, 01ne hundred dol
lars to tihe county andlt twenty-flv
dollars to tile United States Goveri
mienlt before lie can sell theO stuff
yThiat tile clothing and11 bread;, ot thi
rchildren of tile unrfortunate inebriat
ashould be taken from thlem to pa
Lthe expenses oif tile city? 'That al
tof the monley thuls wrested from th~
Speople ehoeulId be used in paying pi
lice for keeping drinking men froi
Scommitting crime, and thle courts fc
jprosecuting crimInals, made so bi
ns drinkin g? That boya shonuldh
0 made drunkards? That whiske
9 should be 8o]d on Sunday?
We say, most empbatioally, No, t
every one 0. theao questions, ti
call upon all of the friends of th
right to aid us in correcting thea
evils, and if closing up the bar-room
by a county vote is the only way tI
put down monopolies, and the evi
with thtm, let's Join and put ti enl
down. We are tired of a few mei
holding the whip over the people o
our county. If Newberry can't ge
along without the revenue from thi
sale of whiskey the county will have
to devise some plan to aid her in pro
viding for the annual expenses. It
any event the monopoly of the buai
ness shoul, be broken up. The ar
gument against low license is tha
the poor men do not keep order it
their houses. We are credibly in
formed that the worst order in th
city is atone of the toniest bar reoms
so-called, and that the best order Ii
a bar room kept by a man of few pre
COMNCREMM AND TH1C RILROADS
The Senate has passed a bill tc
prevent unjust discrimination by th<
railroads of the country. Therc
were two bills before the Senate, ont
presented by Senator Reagin, of
Texas, and the other by Senator Cul
loml, of Illinois. The two hills werc
referred to a committee of confer
ence, and an agreement was reached
by the committee. On the 10th, 11th
12th, 13th and 14th the bill was dis
cussed in the Senate and passed by
a vote of 25 to 36 on a motion to re
commit. The supporters of the bill
claim that it is intended to and will
prevent railroads from charging
more for a shorter than a longer dis
tance under substantially similar cir
cumlstances and conditions that ii
will prevent rate wars which some
times reduce through rates to a ruin
Ous poitt; and that it would not ne
cessarily increase through rates, and
that it went no further than the En
glish law regulating railroads. The
English law prohibits pooling. The
law passed by the Senate does not
but requires sulcl agreements to b<
submitted to the court of comnis
sioners and to be absolntely frc
from injury to the interests of the
people, and further, that it will pre
vent the railroads from giving one
shipper the advantage over anothei
by rebates, the bill requiring them tc
publish their rates as charged ani
collected. The objections urged t<
the hill are th'it it is an unwarrant
able interference by the government
with the rights of individuals; that i
is giving too1 much poawr to the comn
missioners; that it will result it
crushing out small railroads and givi
water transportationl' an advantage
which it is not entitled to, and fur
thter, it will discourage,. te buildin1
of ne0W railroads inl the country, al
capitalists will be slow to inves
their money in enterprises subject t<
national interference anti regullation
The bill in the mailn commends itsel
to us. Thie railroads and mone.pc
lists of the country should be pre
vented from discriminating in favo
of competitive points, and from pool
ing rates which really destroys th
initendled effects of hlaving competin
lines. This bill, if it passes5 th
house and is apphrovedI by the Pres.
dent, will remedy these evils to
certaini extent, and may be the entei
ing wedge to more effective lawe
'rie only objections which .presen
themselves are, that there may b
dloubt of its conlstitutionlality', an<
then1 it tends to centralization--givini
tile government too mucht power.
WH TilE) DIFEREN.CEv
The Richtmondi and D)anville Rai
road Company has founid it nee
sary for the delivery of tile mails an
travel, to run maiiil trainls on the C. C
& A., the Air Line and other road
Sundler its manlIagemIent on Sumndaj
e. We do not be'.lieve it is right to ru
3 tr'ainsa on Smi.day, but if it is nece0
I sary to run thlem oni these branches
t wily nIot extendl It to the C. &. G. I
t R. division. WVe have been toldl thu
a the travel on this branch is as larg
e as any In the State under its coa
s trol, and we do not1 think it is rigi
I to) make this di(ference. If oLh<
.towns are enltitledl to) it, those on LI:
s C. & G. Railroad are, and1( we woul
: mnost respectfully call its attentic
.. to) this matter. Greenwood anld Lai
e rens no0w enjoy these advantag<
.from another source, and we (10 11<
? like to be behind themIY.
e Money to Loan on Col
V ton Farms.
Inl 51ns1 from Fiye Hunitdred D)olhure i
e Six Thlouwand Dollars eaich.
For furthler Information ap)ply to
JNO. B. PA LMER & SON,
r ColumbIa, S. C.
Y or GEBO. S. MOWER,
0 11..17I NTawbcrry S. C
ct0 this seaso
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t'< Itllca in then
Linbs, 1<acho and
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p--VOLUNA CORDIAL CURES RHEUMATISM,
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of theo body.
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Neural ia, Patttinn the Limbs, ick and Hides, by
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'-VOLINA CORDIAL CURES DYSPEISIA,
Indigestion anul Conatipatioun, by alding the asaIn.
otling fti o roo tihroug It o proper actlun of the
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.w-VOLINA CORDIAL CURES NERVOUSNESS,
-lepreson oft spirits anu1 Yeaknes, by enliven
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anl )'licatn wonen, Ptiny andi Sickly Children.
It Is diellgltful and nutritious as a genoral Tonle.
Vol,a Almanno ani Diary
for 1887. A hilsumiotne, coumtlelo
d 11 use . u ooK.elil i y ow it (10"
)ISEA4M at 11OM IC n ma ple'a,at, Iaturnul way.
ZIa1led on receipt of at 2c. postago statup. Addresa
VOLINA DRUG & CHEMICAL CO.
BALTIMORE, MD.. U. 8. A.
9-29ila -2&n r
Why Is it that three bottles of B. B.
B. are sold in Atlanta to one of any
other blood remedy. and t we as much
consumed I the State of Georgia as any
other preparation ? No one need take
our word, but shnply ask the druggists.
Ask the people. They are Competent
witnosses. Six holises ini Atlanta are
buying B. B. B. in five and ten gross
lots, and some of them buy as often as
every two months. Why these unpre
cedented sales here at home with so lit
tle advertising? Modesty forbids us
making a reply. II(1 11. B. B. been be
fore the public it quarter or half i ci
tury, it would not be necessary to be
bolstered up with crutches of page ad
vertisements now. Merit will conquer
andl(] down mnoney.
$t.00 Worth S500.OO.
For four years I have been a sufferer
from a terrible form of Rheumatism,
which reduced ne so low that all hope
of recovery was given ip. I have suf
fered the most, excruciating pain day
and night, and often while wriLhing in
agony have wished I could (lie. I have
tried everything known for that lisease,
but nothing did mhe any goodl, and have
had some of the finest physiciais of the
State to work on me, but all to no effect.
I h:tve spent over $800 without finding
relief. I am now proud to say that af
ter using only one bottle of B. B. B. I
am enabled to walk around and attend
to business, atnd .1 would not take $500
for the benelit. reecived from one single
bottle of B. B. B. I refer to all tmer
chiants and busines men of this town.
Yours, most truly,
E. O. GARA.
Waverly, Walker County, Texas.
ie Swallowed 15.
I have been troubled with a serious
blood disease for six years, and have ex
pended over $250.00 for worthless rem
edivs which did me nogood. The use of
15 bottles of B. B. B. has about eured me
-doing more good than all other reme
dies combined. It is a quick and chieap
O. II. RUI)OLPii.
''alladega, Ala., April 20, 1S86.
SP'ART'A, GA., May 15, 1886,
Blood Balm. Co:
You will please ship us per first
freight one gross B. B. B.
It gives us~ pleasure to report a good
-tradle for this preparation. Indeed it
has far eclipsedl all oilier blood remedies,
both in demonstated merit and3( rapid
sale with us.
ROZIEn & VARDE.MAN.
All wvho dc-ire fuli information about
the cause5 and curze of Blood Poisons,
Scrofula and Serofimlous Swellings, Ui
cers, Sores, Rhleumatism, Kidney Comn
b plaints, Catarrh (etc., can secure by mail,
free, a copy of our s2-page Illustrated
Book of Wonders, Illied( with thme most
-wondterful an(d startling proof *vr
before kniown. AdIdress,
BLOOD BALM CO.,
COLUMBA, s. C.,
Is now replete with all the novelties for
SGoods madc cspecially for our
Our style and fit cannot be
SA Somersa;u itin Prices.
1Photo and Anto Albuims anecrap Unooks for
P 1apoterle, very handmsomie aind low pried,(i
Picttur'e hooks, for ciiirein at coil.
Writ ing Desaks, wort h $2 5&, 2. 1, at $2, 1.50. 50.
*Pock et iRibles, beiautiumnly bounad, ait very lowi
- H andsome Ink'shinnds, sumitablo for gift, itt prt
it ces to suit your pockots.
Toy Paim,is, lessi thamn cost.
e I simply ausk of my Itady frienids a call and
an exami nion of t hose goodts, feehlimg ie.sn.
. r'ed that they will be p)lease8(t not onlyv will'
goods8 but pirices. Come whilile limo weather its
it fino, and Act a bargain,
I3 MRS .01O1RR .11 G \kNKER.
e FRESH FISH & OYSTERS
d Arriving daily by express at
. IIALLlETT I0E IIOU .
)t Orders prmptly diled for famnlles andi
dlivered to any part of the clt y free of
Also oni handu, and sold at reasonable
~o p)rices, either by thioton or barrel.
We wIll also keep oin lianid a sufliletl
quantity of ICi' to supply the town
andh the suirottidinig coiuntry.
W. H. HUNT, Agt.
Newberry, S. C.
I have determined to lot
NOW IS YO
You can save 25 per cent. in
I also have (8) eight cases <
closed out at a reduction of 25
IF YOlU DOUT TIlls, CALI
Remember all my goods ar<
you can see for yourself the d
I have an elegant stock of C.
on hand which I proposo selli:
A beau tifullino of Mufflers,
Scarfs and Gloves for the holi(
sMain Street, Newberry, S. C.
Dec 20th, 1886.
'lhis spaco fo
Weare .celing at prices3 tha
in all goods now on hand. O~
Our prices hi
to buy of
We help you to make yotu
hard, you need such a friend(
when you trade with us.
We. are~ now openinag Niovelties In Fori
Sillks, Box Suits, Trim
Hosiery, Under wear
.Boys' Knee Suits, B3o
SHOES AND HATS
WVhlte Goodb, Shilrting, Shiectings, Plal
lilGoods by every steamer-all marke
At the old * biver"
REMEMBIER L YOU
YOU WILL FIND) THA'
Jaekets, Ladls' Under :rnitetylso
And Drawers ; all kinds of gooda for
Dry Goods store, at much less than~ can
O. E'. J.A.OKS4
120. M AITN ST REER
OATS " uy
OR 80LD OUT, ..
them go, regardless of my for
the purchase of an overcoat.
>f men's fine boots that mus 1be
i AND SIE FOR YOR88LF
marked in plain figures and
fferenco in prices.
,OTIIING, SHOES and HATS
ig at HARD TIME PRICES.
Silk and Linen handkerchiefs,
The "Newberry Clothier."
Successor to Cloud & Smith.
r Scott & liro.
OF TIlE DAY!
surprise all who call. We are
ill early andl sco what wo can
ring you back
money hold out. Times1~ aro
Such friends you will find
JR., & CO.,
BIA., S. 0.
Ign and Domestle Drees Ood., Velveta,
maigs, Bttons, etc., also
ys' Extra Kneo Pants.
M K E T, CLOT HR,
FOR. THE MILLION.
19. Ducks. Osnahuirgs.
Cuirtain Poles, Triunks, Valises, Satchel.
I at bottom flgure4,
t Edmunds, :
ilorner, Main Street, Columbia, S. C.
WILL CALL AT THE
DRY *GOOD8 8TORR
L'C .F. JACKSON IS TIHE
Dry Goods, Notions, fiats, Caps, Cloaks
s' Shirts, Collars, Cravats, Under Shirt~
Bloys, and everytinrg kept in a first clasa
be bought at aniy other house in this city.
., COLUMBIA,. S. 0.