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NEWBERRY, S. C., THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1887. _ _____
-' THE GREAT NU3IBEU OF' Di
VORCES IN STATES THAT
A Demand for Uniform Divorce Laws.
Tue need of stricter regulations in
the matter of divorces is generally
Before the war divorces were very
rare in the South. Of late years
they have become alarmingly fre
quent. Over thirty divorce suits were
returned to one term of Fulton supe
rior court. It is true that a great
majority of the patties to these suits
were negroes. Most of the divorces
in the South are sought and obtained
by negroes. But this does aot alter
the. moral aspect of the situation.
The negro is a citizen. If he is often
a weak and erring citizen, on that
very account, the law should brace
him to proper conduct, instead of in
viting him to a loose construction of
his social duty. The recognized pol
icy of society is contrary to divorces.
The only apology for a law which
recognizes them is that in some cases
a continuance of the matrimonial
bond would involve hardship and
suffering to innocent parties. Legal
divorce was instituted as a desperate
remedy for desperate evils. The di
vorce laws of nearly all the States
are different. In some States they
.are shamefully lax and disgracefully
administered. South Carolina has
no divorce law. Illinois seems vir
tually to have none, for divorce has
come to be regarded there as a mere
matter of form which can be obtained
on the most frivolous pretexts. Such
States are the Canada for the matri
monial defaulter of States which pre
serve a sterner code. The adoption
of uniform divorce laws in all the
States of the Union would be a great
reform. This subject has more than
once bedh considered by the Ameri
can Bar association. At more than
one meeting of the Georgia Bar as
sociation there have been expres
sions in favor of uniformity in di
vorc4 laws. Still nothing practical
has been done in this direction.
At the last session of Congress the
commissioner of statistics was di
rected to collect statistics of mar
riage and divorce in the United
States. This work, if faithfully per.
formed, will present valuable data.
It may have the effect of prcw 'ting
a reform in divorce legislation. But
lie idea that this action of Congress
is a step preliminary. to national con
trol of divorces is absurd. It is sur
prising that some newspapers are to
be found which speak out in favor of
a constitutional amendment to this
effect. Congress and the general
government have no more to do with
matrimonial contracts than with any
other contracts which are made in
the various States, for the only legal
status of~ marriage is that of a civil
contract. The bureau of statistics
was established for the purpose of
collecting and publishing information
on all subjects of importance to the
people. Congress did well when it
direZ,ted the collection of statistics
on marriage and divorce. There its
duty and its power over this subject
The States must regulate marriage
and divorce. The States should,
however, enact strict and uniform
laws which will strengthen the failing
pop)ular regard for the sanctity of
the marriage relation and restrain
the loose and reckless granting of
divorces for insufficient causes.
There would undoubtedly be some'
difficulties in the way of obtaining
this uniformity, but it is surely ob
tain able if the people desire it. The
National Bar association, composed
of lawyers from every State, might
formulate a divorce law which might
prove acceptable to the various State
legislatures. The governors of States
might appoint commissioners to meet
and draft such law. The method of
the reform is a secondary question.
The country needs the reform and
ought to have it.
A Word trom the EdgefieldJury of in
The Hon. George W. Turner was
foreman of the jury of inquest which
sat upon the body of.John Miller, the
negro mj supposed to have been
killed by young Willie Swearengin.
Mr. Turner, as we all know, is one of
the truest and most truthful citizens
of our county. Hie has written us a
letter in which lie objects strongly,
though in a manly and honest way,
to what he calls our '-stringent cniti
-- cisms and reflections upon the jury
of inquest." Mr. Turner says very
distinctly t'hat neither was the testi
mony clear enough to himself or to
any of his fellow jurymnen for them
to conscientiously name the person
w.o i nfle the fatal womrd. He
says: -It is very probable that Wil
lie Swearengin did kill the negro,
but there was no reliable testimony
to that effect introduced before the
jury of inquest. The testimony of
Dr. W. D. Jennings, sr., was that he
came to his death by a sharp instru
ment. Willie Swearengin was not
present, and made no statement to
the jury. Two negroes being sworn,
said they did not see Swearengin
with a knife, nor did they see any
tussle between Swearengin and the
negro." We are very glad Mr. Tur.
ner has spoken-and so distinctly.
And perhaps, after all, we who are
not upon our solemn oath, and have
not the life of a fellow being in some
degree in our hands and upon our
conscience, often speak too quickly.
That jury was composed not only of
good men, but extremely sensible.
ones. If they did what their con
sciences approve, no one has any
right to upbraid them.
An Fdgefield Delegate Writes Pleas
ant Things about Newberry.
Pharon in Edgefield Chronicle.
NEwRERRY, S. C., April 17.
The good old county of Newberry
is very dear to all Edgefield peo
ple, both as a neighbor, and also from
the free in'erchange of citizenship
and commerce that exists on either
side of the Saluda. The county is
prosperous and fertile, while the city
of Newberry teema with all the pro
gressive evidences of wealth and in
dustry. To stand on an elevation,
and look around upon her numerous
spires, her lovely residences that dot
the hills, her large brick stores and
smoking factories, makes one feel all
the inspiration of city life. Why is
Newberry so growing a place ?
1st. She has a large and flourish
ing College, provided with able pro
fessors, to teach the young men that
knowledge is power.
2d. She has a large Bank which
scatters money all around.
3rd. She has a huge cotton factory
running 10,000 spindles, turning out
15,000 pounds of cloth a day, selling
readily at 7 cents per yard, and em
ploying 500 operatives, who have
built an extensive annex to the town
4th. She has the railroad and tel
egraph at her door.
Until Edgefield gets these four
concomitants of modern civilzation,
she will not prosper.
The Y. M. C. A. Convention here
is more than a success. The city
has thrown open wide her gates anid
welcomed the Convention in glowing
words and a most abundant hospi
tality. Mayor G. B. Cromer, un
der the corporate seal, gave us wel
c ame in a pretty speech. Geo. S.
Mower, Esq., the President of the
local Y. M. C. A., welcomed us for
the Association, and the Rev. Mr.
Scott for the churches. And above
all, the kind and amiabie womanhood,
of this dear old place, who have al
ways shed such a halo of light about
the homes of the city, greeted us
with loving smiles and tables abound
itng in plenty. The beauty of this
place is that the people are both able
and willing to entertain in abund
* a * -e * *
The large and handsome Opera
House, with lovely cupola, is one of
the ornaments of Newberr-y.
* * -* a . *
During my stay here, 1 have gone
out and looked on the graded road
which will soon bind together with
bands of steel, our town and New
berry. The Newbcrry people are
very much rejoiced at the happy
prospect of soon being practically
our next door neighbors, and mean
to give all the aid in their power to
help complete the grand enterprise,
so beneticial to dear old Edgefield.
Aud to the generous, the hospita
ble-, and the prosperous citizenship
of graud old Newberry, not only the
delegates here, but the whole State,
owe a debt of gratitude, for the zeal
ous co-operation and lavish mani
fest ation during the stay of the Con
vention in its midst.
On yesterday, Saturday, the city
was full of wagons from the country,
come in to get rations. The farm
ers here, as in all other portions of
our State. make the mistake, of not
raising their own corn andl bacon;
and the same old story of the lien,
the store-account and the freight
bill isnarrated here. We do hope to
see the day when the R. R. cars will
cease to be smoke-houses and corn
cribs, when all our hard-earned
money will not, like the sun, be mov
ing constantly toward the WVest. Till
then, we' will, for the most part, be
Rutjuerford B. Hayes has quite re
coveg1ed his health and is vigorously
intedsted in the spring chicken
LONDON'S STREETS. b
They are Carefully Swept for Physical e
Dirt, but the Moral Filth Is Appall- g
in - tl
T. C. Crawford, in New York World. f
Within certain limits there is more t
freedom in England than perhaps in k
any other country in the world. But C
once you are outside of those limits,
the restrictions are greater than any- b
where else, except Russia. The au- tl
thorities of London appear to be n
largely content with keeping the
streets absolutely clean. The pave.
ments are a marvel of solidity and e
excellence. They are kept perfectly fi
clean in the most remote and poorer tl
quarters by a perfect system of street s'
sweeping. But the supervision of P
the streets appears to cease after the b
mere dirt and filth is cleared away. tl
There is apparently no control over 0
the lawless population which wanders u
about the streets of London the min- s
ute that night appears. Begging of
the most impudent and shameless C
character is unchecked by the police.
The rudest kind of altercations and e:
rows may take place under the very li
noses of the police without attracting h
their attention. It was only recently d
that a criminal, having committed a tl
murder, visited one of the police sta
tions to satisfy his curiosity. He g
was known then to the police as the w
murderer. Some time afterwards, in 0
the course of an'investigation, the a
fact of this visit was discovered. li
Police were asked why they did not "
arrest the man, and the answer was t1
that there had been no reward put n
up. It is one of the most notorious a
facts of London life that shameless c
women walk the streets in droves,
and appear after a certain hour of the fl
night to have the right of way and
control of the streets. Nothing that 0
has ever been written about this has "
approached a semblance of the real Z
truth. The police pay no attention b
to them. They may be as drunk as 1
they please, shout or sing as loud as h
they like, or be as annoying to pass- a
ers-by as they may see fit. The po. k
lice ignore them entirely unless a
citizen cares to go through the form. g
ality of making a specific complaint 1i
against a specific personage and will a
agree to appear in court to prosecute.
Naturally the average citizen is not
anxious to go through so much noto- t
riety and formality, and so com- h
plaints are never made. The only i
safe rule to follow to spare one's self I
annoyance in walking the streets of
London, I am told by English people, ~
is to ignore absolutely any remark, ~
request or complaint made to you by c
any stranger. If you set your face like
a graven image, and turn neither to s
the right nor to the left, you will rarely, 1
if ever, be suspected of being an un.
sophisticated foreigner, with feelings
and sympathies to be worked upon
by the harpies and beggars who
prowl the streets, fighting like cats 2
and dogs, howling, shouting and
drinking, warring for human prey. i]
"Too Late-Terrible Words--Too Late." s
The following pathetic letter, writ
ten by the father of the late Col.a
Jones, who was recently killed in an
encounter with Col. Johnstone, at b
Newberry, appeared in a late issue of
the Netcberry Herald:
Mr. Editor: Permit me through your
paper (the only way I can reach themh
all) to express to the good people of 0
Newberry, both town and county, how u
mnch myself and family feel and appre- h
ciate their spontaneous, beautiful, touch- a
ing sympathy for us, in our sad, heart
rending afflicetion, caused by the tragic
death of our beloved Johnnie, our Ben
jamin. It melted our hearts, softened a
our feelings, and enabled us to bear up I
under this sore bereavement with more a
fortitude that we could otherwise have e
done. The very remnembrace of it now
touches our hearts and melts them to
tears. It is sweet to know and feel that 0
we have the warm, gushing, heatfelt 0
sympathy of the whole commniuty in1
this hour of trial. God bless them for i9
What een I say that w~ ill sufficiently h
convey our appreciation at the tender, h
un:iring devotion of the young men,
andl his physicianc, to our dear John nie,t
from the ve.ry moment he was wounded s
to the breathing of his last breath? I
ha~ve- not 'iords sufficient to express
how mutch we alppreciate their be.autiful
devotion to him, and their untiring ef
forts to save him from a premature
grave. It has impressed us with a fee:
ing of gratitude which will never, never
grow weaker while life lasts. It was, in- E
deced, beautiful to see the gentle. tender, t
watchful attention which they gave him
during the whole time of his suffering, i
and especially during the dark, melan
choly hours of the night. I have never
before seen such pure, unselfi-h, un
tiring devotion in all my life. Ma:y God I
bless each and all of them, and may they |
have at their bedside the same kind of
devoted attentions if they should ever 4
be so unfortunate as to need it.
After the sad end had come, and our
dsitr baby-boy was no more, our hearts ~
are aan tenderly and deeply touched 1
y" the floral offer:ngs of many beautiful
"reaths made of fragrant flowers and
vergreens, by the deft hands of woman,
aided by the promptings which only
e tender, loving, sympathetic heart of
oman is capable. Our hearts were
ill before, but this delicate, loving,
nder expression of sympathy and
indliness on the part of the ladies,
tused them to melt and flow out in
May the choicest blessings heaven of
a showered down upon them, and may
teir hearts never be laceratetl and
ounded as ours have been.
L. J. JONES.
We have here the most touching
tpressions of gratitude from a
6ther to the people of his town for
teir loving kiudness to hit dying
>n who fell a victim to his own im
ulsiveness and the imprudence of a
rother lawyer. We deeply symnpa
tize with the father and the family
P the decased, for in this case a val
able life has been unnecessarily
tcrificed, and it is hard to see
The young, the noble and truly brave,
ut off in bloom for death's cold grave."
But no words of ours, nor the gen
osity of friends can restore the sun
gbt of happiness to the home which
as been shrouded in gloom by a
eed which is even now deplored by
te perpetrator. All comes too late.
Of the dead we can say nothing but
iod; for the living antagonist, who
as also severely wounded, we have
mly the kindest sympathy. Both
e the victims of the rash deed-one
ngered in agony and died, the other
ill walk the-earth in sadness during
te days of his natural life. But
either, perhaps, will ever know the
guish he has caused to the inno
;nt of the home circle.
Youthful blood, hot words, a few
ishes and reports and the tragedy
as begun, not completed-for God
aly knows the train of misfortunes
hich follow such terrible deeds.
he letter above tells in unmistaka.
le terms that one family, at least,
bowed by the weight of grief, but
ow and when that grief will end is
knowledge not given to mortals to
now. It may be that a heart broken
ither will sink prematurely to his
rave. Perhaps a mother or a sister,
ke Niobe, all tears,-will never smile
gain, and in their despair cry out
>r "our Benjamin," "who was and
not." Or there may be in the pic.
ire, "another, not a sister, in those
appy days gone by," who like some
>ne flower of the wilderness will pine
It is too latenow to say what ought
> have been done, what might have
een done, to have prevented the re
ent tragedy, but it is to be hoped
iat its results will prove a lesson for
>me of our quick tempered youths
SBright Career Cut Short by the
A dispatch from Newberry dated
spril 2d, says:
Mr. John B. Jones died this morn
ig having lived nearly a week since
e was shot last Saturday, and having
ffered agonies of pain sinee. He
isplayed a -great deal of nerve
irougho~ut the whole affair, was cool
ad collected at times, and conscious
lost to the last moment.
The Rev. E. P. McClintock has
een very faithful in his ministrations
>the wounded man, and Mr.'Jones
yuna' great comfort in talking with
im in regard to the future. A bout 12
'clock last night his mind cleared
p, it seemed, almost entirely, and
e called all the family around him,
d, after kissing them good-bye,
ne by one, all knelt in prayer. The
arting was one of the most pathetic
nd touching scenes ever beheld.
[e seemed to realize the situation,
d, after telling all good-bye, pass
Mr. Jones was the youngest son
f Major Lamnbert J. Jones. He was
ne of the most prominent young
twyers at this bar, full of promise,
ith a bright future before him to be
us lut down in the spring-time of
is young manhood. The blow to
is family is a heavy one and hard
> hear. They have the hearfelt
ympathmy of the entire community.
forribIe Lynching Afrair In West
EW YoRK, April :3.-A special
~om Procton, WV. Ya., says: The
odies of three negroeCs, brothers,
amed Sylvester were found hanging
> a tree on the road side, six miles
ast of here, yesterday. Each body
ore a placard on which was written:
Nigger thievery must be broken up."
he farmers in the neighborhood
ave suffered depredations at the
ands of unknown persons, and it
eems they finally settled on the
ylvesters as the guilty omnes. These
egroes lived comparatively com
ortably, yet scarcely ever did any
HE IMPERFECTION OF HUMAN
Three At'emp:s to Hang a Man who was After
wards Found Innccent.
Human justice is a mockery. It
makes terrible mistakes, and never
makes reparation. Perhaps we have
not, as in Shakespeare's day, lean,
lank and hungry judges who will
hang the guiltless rather than eat
their mutton cold, but we have occa
sionally stupid judges, prejudiced ju.
rors and perjured witnesses. The
penitentiaries of every State contain
innocent men, and in some instances
the wrong men have suffered death
on the gallows.
A remarkable case in point is re
ported from England. About two
years ago a maiden lady of consider
able wealth was murdered and robbed
in her summer residence. Her man
servant, a man named Lee, was sus
pected, arrested, convicted on cir
cumstantial evidence, and sentenced
Three efforts were made to hang
Lee, and each time the rope broke.
The hangman was horrified, and other
officials shared his reluctance to pro
ceed with the business. When the
facts were reported to the home sec
retary, Lee's sentence was quietly
commuted to imprisonmet for life.
Now for the climax. Recently a
woman who was Lee's-fellow servant
confessed on her dying bed that she
killed her mistress. She declared
that Lee had no connection with the
affair and stated facts strongly con
firmnatory of her confession.
It is some satisfaction to know
that the government at once ordered
the release of the man who 'had so
narrowly escaped an infamous
death, and now proposes to offer him
a pecuniary compensation for his in
juries. But there can be no adequate
compensation. There is no remedy,
no compensation for such a frightful
When men engage in the adminis
tration of justice they should do it
with fear and trembling. At best
human justice is fearfully imperfect.
A Sword in the Hand of a Falling
Man Pierces a Friend.
RALEIGH, N. C., April 28.-rhere
was a procession yesterday in Clin.
ton in honor of the completion of s
railway, and thousands of people
lined the streets. Colonel Willian:
C. Jones, a prominent young officer
was in command of the troops, am
Colonel of the Second Infantry Reg
iment. His horse, alarmed at
the noise, became unmanageable
and dashed wildly into a group o1
marshals. Colonel Jones was throwi
violently from his saddle, holding fast
in his right hand his drawn sword
which, as he fell, pierced the body
of H. A. James, one of the marshals
Both men fell together, while thei
horses dasbed away. The sword
which was a United States regulatiox
blade, transfixed Mr. James fron:
back to breast, the blade entering oi
the left side of the spine. After
passing through the body it snappe
near the hilt. The sword was drawi
out by the point, which protruded
several inches in front, near the
Th'le accident occu'rred immediate
ly in froLt of the residence of Dr.
James's father, and both Mr. Jamem
and Colonel Jones were taken to thi!
house in a state of unconsciousness.
Trhe regimental surgeon and other
physicians say that the wound may
not prove fatal, as the lungs were
not touched. Col. Jones narrowly
escaped concussion of the brain and
the dreadful occurrence nearly drives
Wade Harnpton's Belief in Prayer.
Z. L. White, in The American Maigazine.
The love and admiration in which
he is held by the people of Soutl
Carolina are illustrated in an inci
dent related by General Hamptor
when he was recovering from hi!
"I am certain," lie said, "that my
life was saved by the fervent prayer!
of the people of South Carolina. I
was at the point of death and had
lost all interest in life, when I re
ceived a letter from an old Methodisi
minister, a friend, telling me of the
deep and devout petitions put up fo,
my restoration to health by the Meth
odist Conference then in t.ession a1
Newberry. The letter closed b3
begging me to exercise my will t<
live in response to the supplication
of the people of the whole State, wh<
were praying for me night and da3
in every housebold. When I hear<
the letter read I promised my siste:
th'at I would heed the kind, loving
words of the man of God, and arous<
my will to live. That night I fel
ntoaaa a d leep and dreamed mos
' vividly that I was in a spacious
room in which I was moved to all
parts of the State, so that I met my
assembled friends everywhere. I re
member most distinctly of all, old
Beaufort, where I had last been. I
saw immense assemblages, and as I
looked down upon them a grave per
sonage approached me and touched
me on the shoulder and said to me:
-These people are praping for you.
Live ! Live!! Live! !!' I never real.
ized anything like it before. It
seemed a vision. I woke the next
morning feeling the life-blood creep.
ing through my veins, and I told my
family that the crisis was passed and
that I should get better."
High Living at Public Expense.
The annual report of the House
for the past year shows that there
has been but little reform in the
manner of expending the House con
tingent fund. The board of visitors
to the Naval Academy last year
followed the example df their pre
decessors in the matter of luxuries
paid for out of the public treasury.
Their bill for eatables and drinkables
amounteri to $1,042.99, made up of
such items as the following:
Five dozen frogs' legs, - - - $ 7 50
Six terrapin, - - - - - - 1000
Bunch bananas, - - - - - 2 25
One dozen pineapples, - 1 40
Two bushels peai, - - 2 .50
One box oranges, - - - - 600
One box lemons, - - - - 5 50
Ice cream, - - - - - - 2000
Cake, - - - - - - - 810
Roman punch, - - - - - 300
Five dozen sweet breads, - - 9 00
Sixty bottles Apollinaris
water, - - - - - - 6 30
100 Beina Victoria cigars, - - 15 00
Three bottles Hennessy brandy 7 50
Three and one-third cases XXX
whisky. - . - - - - - 6000
Chilling sherry, - - - = 5000
Claret, - - - - - 2800
Beer, - - - - - - - 152 00
250 Bouquet cigars, - - - - 4000
100 Reina Victorias, - - - - 22 00
300 Londres cigars, - - - - 3900
100 Conchas, - - - - 5 50
Two cages Pommery See wine - 58 00
The visitors apparently lived on
the fat of the land during the few
days they were at the Naval Acade
An Editor's Impressions of Newberry.
(J W. Birchmore, in Wateree Messenger.
As was stated in our last issue, we
were assigned to Mr. D. B. Wheeler's,
where we received a cordial welcome,
both by him and his family and the
excellent young gentlemen of the
Newberry College who are boarding
with him. To these young gentle.
men we ore indebted for many cour
tesies extended us. We were very
kindly shown through their flourish
ing college by them.
We have never met a more gener
ous and noble people than those of
Newberry. Coupled with her open.
handed hospitality, Newberry is one
of the most enterprising towns in the
State. A fine cotton factory has
been built there in the last few years,
and quite a number of new houses
are in course of construction. May
God's choicest blessings ever rest
upon her noble people is our sincere
wish. We hope it may be our pleas.
ure to visit Newberry again. There
is much more we could say of our
trip, but our space will not permit.
A Solid Fact.
A Texas paper expresses a solid
fact thus: A county without a live,
thorough going, get up.and-get news
paper is like a train without a loco
motive-dead, inert, motionless and
without attraction. Let no business
man say he cannot afford to patro
nize the county paper. Hie might as
well say he cannot afford to do busi
ness. The newspaper is really a
joint stock affair, and every man who
takes any pride in his county ought
to lend his support to keep up his
Journalism in the West.
New York HeraldI.
Western Journalism is full of spice
and enterprise. Not your ordinary
adulterated mustard and pepper, but
the genuine article which makes the
tears flow and gives you the whoop
ing cough. As for instance: "Owing
to the death oi the editor there won't
be any leader to-morrow, but look
out for a ripper the day after."
Three Distinguished Speakers for Ab
) Abbeville Medium.
lion. W. H. Brawley will deliver
the anniversary at Erskine, Hon. J.
S. Cothran at the Greenwood Female
College and Hon M. C. Butler at the
Green wood High School. Three bet
ter selections could not have been
made. The people may confidently
expect something scholarly and elo
Lnnant from ach of themi
ARTHUR KIBLER, EDITOR.
For the Teachers' Department
MR. EDIrOR : I noticed some ques
tions in your last isspe, and by your $
permission I will answer some of
them. My experience is so limited
that my answers may not be of much
When my "little fellows" get rest
less I give them something new, e. g.,
send them to the black board and let il
them make letters and hgures, if they p
do not succeed satisfactorily at that, i
I tell them to draw pictures. Their
attempts in this line are usually fail.
ures. Their pig and birds are
so disproportionate as to create
a laugh, the pupil has been aroused
and is ready to go to his seat. A
few seconds will quiet the school.
Some times I let the very small chil- a
dren go to sleep.
As to the boy who is falling be
bind his class I cannot speak as a
successful teacher. I have a pupil a
or two who just answers to that sad c
state. This condition of things is t
brought about by several causes. It
may be that he is at some disadvant- g
age, his class mates may tease or n
worry him, and in that way discour- c
age him. I find in this. case a few 1
well directed words from the teacher
usually overcomes the difficulty. If
the pupil is lazy, I have succeeded to j
some extent by talking in a direct
manner, but the best results have
been from an indirect talk. By this
I mean to relate a story incidentally, i
selected to suit the cause in hand and
apply it impersonally. I have also ,
succeeded by getting some person to 1
offer a small premium to the pupil 1
who will come up to a required stand
ard. I get some one to offer, a pre. 8
mium, because I am opposed to
teachers giving premiums. If the
pupil is falling behind because of in
ability to keep up, put him back if
you have anywhere to put him. There
is just here trouble some times.
I have a case in hand now; I can't put
him back; I have no where to put him.
I keep him in his class and hurry him
up as much as possible, but I greatly
fear I may disgust and make him
dislike his book, however. That is-the
best I can do for him. A want of
time forbids taking him alone.
It is because the pupil won't
keep up, and all your persuasive
art, purchasing ability, etc., have
failed, try a little sensible opposition.
I had a "won't character" who yield
ed slightly to this, but I failed on him
in t,he end. However, if there is
any thing he will do, get- him at it
and let him stay at it, if it is driving
a mule and plow.
One of the first and most im
portant points on the question of
promptness I always find to be
promptness. I notice in my day
school. I notice it in the Sun
day school with which I am connect
ed. During the school year just
closing, out of the two hnndred-days,
I have been late but three, two of
them I gave notice before hand that
I would be late, the other morniag I
was prevented by a heavy rain, I
make it apoint to be at the school
house at least '.lve minutes before
school ime, and have had but little
trouble except in very bad weather.
A very good way to bring your pu
pils out on any given morning is to
announce the day be'fore that you
will make some little experiment in
National Philosophy, but this lasts
only for the time being. I leaie the
other questions for some other person
to answer. TEACHER.
What is meant by such adverrtise-j
ments as "French without a teacher,"j
"German in three months,"and dozens
of others of the same nature? Are
we getting the educational system so
perfect that teachers and pupils can
rest in the shade while an educaLtion
is being got? We have sweated and
worried over things these advertise
ments seem to count child's play.
H1-ave all the difficulties been brushed
away? It really seems that there is
danger of forgetting that the educated
person is a cultured person, and that
method substituted for earnest -work
will not cultivate.
Mrs. Long reports her school in a
flourishing condition. Au average
attendance of thirty-five. She will
give a vacation about the last of May.
Miss Helen Hodges will close her
school next Friday evening at 8}
o'clock with an exhibition and hot
supper for the benefit of the school.
A number of teachers were in town
last Saturday. We hope they will1
not forget to come to the trachers'
meeting next Saturday. The faith
ful need not be reminded, but there
are a number of teachers who have
never attended. In looking around
we find that Nos. 6 and 7 townships
ave never sent a representative...
Tow fellow worker this is not as it .
hould be. The benefit to be de
ived from these meetings incalco
ible. There-re- between 1ty"jnd .
ixty white teachers in this county,
re ought to have at least forty teach
rs preesnt next Saturday. We hope
on will make it a pointiit a poistt to
Mr. Brown, of Wheeler academy
rn the lower part of the county re
orts a good school. lie will- gire
acation in a few days.
THE WAY TO GET REFORM.
'he genuine Article-EIghteen C rats "
New Yor%- Herald.
If workingmen have really beguu
crusade against humbug and sha
rhether found in politics, society.o
nywhere else, they have undert+ir,
big job; but they have abriiaa -
nd, the Herald believes,. a n
areer before them. If they pr
o demand that federal and municion
;overnment shall be run in the n
erest of the greatest number, and
ot that of office-seekers and araf
ions corporations, their efforts' =fl;
e backed by every right thinYmgti
an in the country.
A crusade of that kind is aeve
>egnu at the wrong time, and it 3s'
ever without results. The cieff
Down with humbug ." and "Down
rith sham !" have a right royalrIg
a them, and if the men who;
bem utterance mean business:-ad
Vill deposit their ballots in a way
ack up and buttress their convi'
Ions politics will very soon be clen,.
>atriotic and sweet smelling and-.
hall recover from the misruleoft
ast twenty years. If wo
rant reform, not of the pine
dind-tbe kind that politic schemers
lowl about when they want to get
'ins" out and get themselves in-bin
he genuine article, -eighteen:ar'tc
ine, they can have it by'p
ogether and pulling all with
strength. It is a-grand day fo
Repoblic when the laboring
>rganize for -the purposeo
overnment purer and iO ,
Let- them go ahead with* =.lr
ermination to denounce the "ham
Let them move on the earthwck
)f intrenched corruption wre ;
they find it.
Let them start an. avalanbe:
ballots that will bury out ofu t
wvery politician who does not b
ieve that,public office is ap e.
Let them make it thunder a
the horizan against the invso
the people's rights by.which -n~zf
fills its pockets from the anzp
A cyclone of that kind, swe$g
across the continent and ige .)
sting evils up by the roots, is ~e'
thing to be welcomed( not feared.
If it is started by the voingmi
rather than by the statesmen of the'
and, all the better.
It will show, what the Heral
always asserted, that both the e*
and the brain of the wage earneri~
in the right place.
A. Justice in Laurens LoninA tr t
Money tor His. Jurors.
In the town of Lanrens, in the
State of South Carolina, in the nine.i
beenth century, year of our Lard one-~'
housand eight hundred and eighty'
seveu and in the month of ApriL
iudicial officer of this county toldta
jury composed of six intelligent men
who had heard a criminal case and
railed to agree, that if they woid~
aanviet the mar. they would be paid
ror their services as jurors, but if.thLey
ailed or acquitted hini, they would<~
mot be paid.
Extending the Blue Ridge Read.
Corresponzdence of the Regiuter. .
WArEAL.A, S. C., April 30.-The
xetract for extending the Blue- -
Ridge Railroad from West Union up7
uto Waihalla, a distance of to
niles, will be let on next Mna,
Fhis enterprise up-on the part of the
ieople of Walhalla, will resultin
~rest benefit to the traveling pub l~4
SPoKAN FALLs, W. T., May 1
Fwo sharp shocks of earhs k
were felt here af, 1 o'clock ystry
morning. The vibrations werek
borth to South. Many teaa~
were awakened. There was ol- ,4
moment's interim betweentl
Frank W. Ballard, of The Cor
nercial Bulletin of New York,dd
an the 23d inst., aged 43 years.