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ELBERT H. AULL, EDITOR.
ELBERT H. A'LL, Proprietors.
WM. P. HOUSEAL, P
NEWBERRY. S. C,
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1888.
THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET.
OF NEW YORK.
ALLEN G. THURMAN,
JOHN PETER RICHARDSON,
WILLIAM L. MAULDIN,
For Secretary of State:
J. Q. MARSHALL,
JAS. H. EARLE,
ISAAC J. BAMBERG,
For Adjutant and Inspector General:
M. L. BONHAM.
For Superintendent of Education:
JAS. H. RICE,
For Comptroller General:
J. S. VERNER,
For Congressman Third District:
J. S. COTHRAN.
For Solicitor Seventh Circuit:
O. L. SCHUMPERT.
For the senate:
Y. J. POPE.
House of Represenlatives;
J. M. JOHNSTONE.
GEO. S. MOWER.
R. T. C. HUNTER.
For Clerk of Court:
JNO. M. KINARD.
W. W. RISER.
For Probate Judge:
JACOB B. FELLERS.
For School Camssioner:
For County Commissioners:
J. C. PERRY.
J. H. SMITH.
C. B. BUIST,
W. W. HOUSEAL.
A. H. WHEELER.
The passing stranger does not fall to
notice the signs of progress exhibited
in the town of Newberry. Her solidity
and compactness characteristic of her
--business men, is commended by many
of the commercial travelers. They are
an observing class of people.
~K Mr. C. F. Boyd, who has been loer1
Seditor of the Prosperity Press and Re-.
porter since it was started, has with
Sdrawn from that paper. Mr. Boyd was
a good news-gatherer and made a good
local editor. We wish him much suc
e ess in whatever vocation he may en
S It is not so much'what a man makes,
but what he saves that enables him, to
S be prepared for a rainy day. This is.an
old truth. A way should be provided
inm this country that the people could
~-put by a small amount at a time. The
S Government should establish Postal
avings Banka for this purpose.
Congressman Dibble, in the first dis
tP~'rict, and Congressman Elliott, in the
&seond, are opposed by Republican
~Jcandidates for their return to Congress.
These gentlemen did not havesa primary
Selection as a forerunner, but we look
frthe voters of their district to put in
good work for them all the same.
The National campaign is becoming
very interesting and excited. Michi
gan is being claimed by the Democrats.
With her vote, New York- and the
Southern States, Cleveland will get 201
electoral votes-a majority of one.
However, with the same States that
voted for him in 1884, he will be solid.
This is more than a probability, we
We.publish in this issue a copy of the
Anderson road law, and the recommen
dation of the committee appoinAdt b4y
the Board of Trade to look into .this
matter of the public roads in our coun
This question of public roads is one
of the most important with which our
people have to deal. Every one who
travels our public roads feels the need
of better roads. That our road laws are
defective is apparent to every one who
has examined them. Those who have
been in Anderson testify to the fact
that under the road law in effect in that
county, a copy of which is published,
the roads have been greatly improved.
If the law is agood one for Anderson,
we see no reason why it should not
work well in our county. If any one
has any suggestions to make wherein
this law can be improved we would be
glad to give the public the benefit of
such suggestions, and we feel sure our
Legislators would be glad to ha1ve any
suggestions that might be made.on this
SOLICITOR 0. L. SCRI'XPERT.
As stated in our last issue, Col. 0. L.
Schumpert has been nominated as the
candidate for Solicitor of the Seventh
Circuit, to succeed Maj. D. R. Duncan.
This nomination is quite a victory for,
and a high compliment to Col. Schum
pert. Coming from a small county, and
having strong opposition from Spartan
burg, in the person Mr. Stanyarne
Wilson, it looked as if he were
making almost a forlorn fight.
But by the primary plan the
people had the prnvilege of expressing
ther choice at the ballot box. They
have spoken and Schumpert is nomi
-The Herald and News begs leave to
extend its congratulations.
JI. Schuimpert isa representative of
tbpyoung Democracy, and a lawyer of
*-ability. He will discharge the respon
jSle duties of Solicitor with credit to
magrandonne tohe rwmnft
THE SCHOOL BOOK QUESTION.
The matter of school books is a bur
den to parents, a vexation to teachers,
and a hindrance to pupils. If a teach
er takes a new school, he is likely to
find a choice variety of English Gram
mars, ranging from Lindley Murray a
down to Whitney's Essentials, and the c
same impartiality and indifference is
displayed in selecting from the large I
number of Histories, Geographies, n
Arithmetics and Readers, ancient and t
niodern, good, bad and indifferent,
which are candidates for public favor. T
If a pupil goes to a new school he
finds the favorites which he has here- a
tofore thumbed so familiarly, or the
well-worn volumes, which have de- c
kcended to him from his father and
elder brother, utterly useless, or treated i
with contempt. 3
If a parent sends to a new teacher,
he has his soul harrassed and his
pocket depleted by the demand for new i
books, when perhaps the purchases x
which he made only a few months t
ago, with so much reluctance and men
tal agony, are hardly thumb-marked 1
or dog-eared, by the not too ardent at- g
tentlons of his hopeful offspring.
All this the State Board of Exami
ners proposes to remedy. c
Section 996 of the General Statutes, t
gives to the State Board power "to pre
scribe and to enforce as far as practica
ble the use of a uniform series of text a
books in the free public schools" I
throughout the State.
Whether the recent res,lutions of the
State Board on the text book question c
are in conformity to this power, we will I
not stop to enquire, and while we do
not see the consistence of the resolu- 1
tions with their preamble, still we be- c
lieve that what they intend to accom- C
plish is all that is necessary or desira
ble. The resolutions provide for a
uniform series of the text books within p
each county to be fixed by each County
Board. Thus no publishing house has
a State monopoly, and most of the t
worry and expense entailed by a s
variety of text books is removed. A t
pupil can go from one school to an- c
other in the same county without t
having to buy new books, and books
once purchased by a family, can pass 1
from one child to another, as long as
they will hold together. t
The number of children who annually i
move from one county to another, and
who may on this aceount find a change t
of books necessary, is so small in pro
portion to the whole school population I
that they may be disregarded. The t
series of books selected in each county ,
must go into use by the fall of 1889,
and cannot be changed without appli
cation to the State Board for a period
of five years.
The County Board of Examiners for
Newberry fixed upon a series of books
for use in the schools of the county on
the 26th of September last, which list
will be found in this issue, together
with the resolutions of the State Board
under which the County Board acted.
We would advise all teachers and
parents buying books this fall to con
form to this list, as by so doing they
will have two years, instead of on.e to
make any changes which ma.y be
The Newberry Teachers Association
anticipated the action of the State1
Board by two years, having as long
ago as that, adopted a series of text
books, which they recommended for i
general use in the county. In this list
the County Board have made but a
single change, putting Barnes's History t
Series in place of Swinton's. It will t
therefore likely be found that the list of
books adopted by the County Board
are in pretty general use throughout I
LOW COUNTRY POLITICS.
Two Conventions and Two Threatening
Rows-The Berkeley County Demo- t
crats Patch a Peace.]
[Special to Greenville News. J
CHARLESTON, S. C., September 29.-~
After wrangling for two days and al
most coming to blows theDemiocrats of
Berkeley county concblded a treaty of
peace to-night, greatly ta the relief of 1
everybody. At th.e meeting of the con
vention to-day ALir. S. P. Smith, county .
chairman, resigned, mutual apologiest
were tendered~ by tne hot-heads of both a
sides and a, compromise was agreed <
upon by whfobi the officers were divided ,j
between the two factions.
Smith was then re-elected county '
chairman and peace once more reigns I
in tbe baby county. Congressman E1-t
liott aeted in the roll of peacemaker.
The Republican convention of the
first congressional district met here to
day and broke up in a row. The Orange
burg delegation and part of the Char
leston delegation bolted. The remnant
nominated S. WV. McKinlay for con
gress. Taft and Webster were the only1
two white men in the convention. Tait
opposed the nomination. His motion
was carried when one Colleton man
was captured by McKinlay anld voted
for the nomination.
STEANGE NOISES IN ABBEVIIE.
An Unaccountable Rtumbling In the Earth
Disturbs Due West.
]Special to the WorMd.]
DUE WEST, October 1.-It is reported
throughout the surronnmng country
that for the past several days a succes
sion of heavy roaring sonnds have been
heard, and are supposed by some to be
the echoes of subterranean disturbance.
The noise is somewhat similar to that
made by a distant train of cars, and it
seems impossible to locate the direc
tion whence it comes. As yet no
motion of thie earth is reported to have
The Dedl Eaon Gin.
VARNVILLE,. September 29.-Mr. H.
W. C. Smith, a 'very prominent and
highly esteemed young mian, had his
left arm severely cut and torn by a
cotton gin to-day. He died before medi
cal aid could be procured. He leaves a,
wife and two children and a number of
friends to mourn his death.
7"-aadom=s Lady at the Springs.
A letter trom the Rockbridge Alum
Springs, Virginia, to Smith's Index of
Parkesurg, W. Va., says: "One of the
loveliest Southern flowers visiting here
was Miss Minnie Lee Wright. of Co
lumbia, S. C. She is a blonde, medium
size, reserved and dignified, and was
conceded by all to be the handsomest
"I have taken, within the past year,
several bottles of Ayer's Sarsaparilla,
and find it admirably adapted to the
needs of an impoverished. system. I am
convinced that this preparation, as a
blood purifier, is unequaled."-C. C.
Dame, Pastor Congregational church,
A noaver: Me
THE BALLOT WILL .B REE.
Governor Richardson's Reply to the Re
publican Remnant's Request.
[Special to the World.]
CoLMtBIA, Oct. 1.-On Friday la,
i already announced in the World,
>mmittee from the executive cot
littee of the Republican party wait(
a Governor Richardson to ask f
presentation in the appointment
ianagers and commissioners of ele
on. They presented their request
-riting, a copy of which is as follow
HE REQUEST OF THE REPUBLICAN
"COLUMBIA, S. C., Sept. 27, 1888.
"To his Excellency, John P. Ric
rdson, Governor of South Carolina:
"SIR-At a meeting of the executi
>mmittee of the Republican party
outh Carolina, hela in the city
olumbia on the above date, th
ommittee was appointed to wait <
ou in person and present for yo
onsideration the following preamul
"Whereas, A general election will
ield on the 6th of next November,
, hich time candidates for electors at
;ongress will be voted for by the pt
"Whereas, the whole election macl
ery-commissioners of election, mat
ers, clerks, etc., with the exception
reorgetown County, being entirely
he hands of the dominant party,
outh Carolina-has been producti,
f the suppression of a free vote am
onest count. And
"Whereas, By virtue of a vast
reponderating number, we think
rould be but an act of simple justi<
nd in the interest of a fair, full ai
onest election, that representation
ranted to the Republican party. Thei
>re be it
"Resolved, That it is the sense of ti
ommittee that his excellency, John
tichardson, Governor of the State
uth Carolina, be waited on and r
uested to appoint at least one Rept
can commissioner of election in ea;
ounty and, through them, one Repa
sn manager at each of the voting pi
ints for electors and Congressmi
roughout the State. And
"Whereas, In the Seventh Co
ressional district of South Carolir
nown as the "Black district,' whi
ras set a part by Deueratic legislat<
>r the Republicais, but which b
een invaded by the Democrats, and
imost solemnly implied pledge brok
nd the free wil t of its electors stifled
be partisan actions of boards of electi
fficers composed entirely of Democra
"We respectfully and earnestly 8
eal to your Excellency in the inter
.f fair play and an honest eleeion, a
a the name of one hundred and fil
housand Republican voters, represei
ag over seven hundred thousand pi
de, to accord us representation in t
nanagement of the approaching el
" Resolved, That we ask this as An
ican citizens and representatives
ne of the great parties of this Republ
elieving that we are entitled to it
.n act of justice.
(Signed) "11 M. BRAYTON,
"THos. E. MILLER,
"STEPHEN A. SwAL
"THos. A. SAxoN,
"G. E. HERIOT."
GOVERNOR RICHAIDSON'S REPLY
The following is the Gorvernor's rf
y, made this afternoon:
STATE SOUTH CAROLINA,)
COLUMEIA, Sept. 29, 1888. J
To E. M. Brayton, Thomas E. A
er, Stephen N. Swails, Thomas
saxon, G. E. Heriot, committee on I
>art of the executive committee of I
Bepublican party: Gentlemen-I hi
arefully considered the preamble a
'esolutions which, in behalf, as y
:laimi, of the Republican party of Sou
jaroina, you yesterday presented:
ny consideration and action, as well
he remarks made by Mr. Thomas
diller, a member of your commit1
n advocacy of the same.
"In announcing to you the conclusi
,t which Ihave arrived, it would
wer no good purpose, that I can p
elve to expose-what must be so. e
tent to those thorogbly acquainted wi
he conditin of parties in this Stat(
be fallacious statement of the one a
insound reason ings of the other. It v
e soificient simply to say that i
adgmEent a departure from the wh
'-established methods and priacip
tpont which these appointments
ade, would endanger of the perfec
ree, fair and peaceful elec i>nS-1
roud boast and the highest achie
ent of Democratic rule i this Sta
"It may, with great t?uth, he sa
hat honest elections are the test
ure government, and constitute t
nly faithful expression of the popu
vill, which it is their sole mission
licit. No machineiy, however pem fe
an accomplish a result so essential
epresentative government without I
nstrumentality of agents both inte
~ent enough to thoroughly ndersta
he law and to carey om't its provisio)
.nd of that high probity of charac:
at will command the confidence
he electore and be a sure guaran1
gainst the evil and corrupt practi<
nce so dominant in this State. Th<
isgraceul scenes and unscrupuk(
a,anipulations of elections so confess<
y prevalent during the days of Rept
ican rule are now happi'y thingm
he past, and can never return un<
he benignant sway- of Democra
riniples to curse and blight w.
heir horrors the peaceful, prosper<
ourse of all the people of South Car<
"To the eternal honor of our St
nd the Democratic party, it can n
e said that our elections are the fre
~nd fainest in the wvorl, anid that
single citizens of hers, no matter wI
is rank, color or condition, can, un<
er just and equal laws, iunpartia
dministered as they arc, be debar.
t the polls from the free and full ex
ise of bis suffrage. There is not o1
>erfect freedom in voting, but the a.r
est protection afforded the voter.
"I shall, therefore, with a deep se.
>ftheresponsibility resting upon mfl
reser,ve to the best of my ability1
;urity of the ballot so happily restoi
ni this State, appoint to the import:
>osition of comnmissioners of electioni
heseveralecunties, menof such kno
nteligence, high charxaer andi
juestionable patriotismi, as will give
:he people of South Carolina the c
ident assurance of having in the cc
ng election the fulless, freest and fair
~xpressionl of their will.
"To these boards will be entrus
:he designation of precinct manage
t duty I anm sure that they will:
)ly discharge faiihfully, but the
sposibilitics of 'which they will jus
"I have thus frankly and succint
htated the main considerations that i
uide my action in the appointmen
these election boards, but I cannot
frain from bringing to you~r attent
in this con nectiou the fact that y
committee can scarcely be said
represent an organized party, as
comatose condition of the renmnan
the Republicans in this State for mm
years past would surelyjustify the z
recognition of alleged rights and col
guences so urgently demanded
strongly asserted by you. I will o
add that the whole people of So
Carolina-every voter within her I
der-can safely rest in the absol
assurance of having at the coming e
tion the fullest opportunity; of exp
singtheir will throughlthe constituti
al and American method of a pert
ly free ballot and a fair count.
J. P. RICHARDSON,
BOYS, Now Is Your. CHANCE.
you go to Hunt's Book Store and hi
cent tablet; -they will giveyou a;1
M'KINLEY AGAINST DIBBLE.
The First Distrkt Republicans Put Up a
Figurehead for Congress to
be Knocked Down in
a An opaque gathering it was which
o- met at 147 Market street yesterday. It
d was a gathering of the last of the Re
>r publicans of this district. There was
of only one pale face in the dark assemb
c- lage, but the "denseness of his cohorts'
n faces cast a shadow o'er his." That face
s: was possessed of our ex-postmaster.
s. The gathering was brought together
for the express purpose of nominating
a candidate for Congress in opposition
to Hon. Samuel Dibble, the present
incumbenZI and the nominee of the
ef Democratic par tv.
of S. W. McKinley presided over the
meeting. The delegation from Ward
s 5 led by Smals, was protested.by "Bar
> ber" Morris. The question of righl
ur was argued pro and con, and it wa<
le final iv decided that Smalls's delegatior
had the right to seats ia the convention
e Brown, of Colleton, was made secre
d The delegation from Orangeburg wa.
0- opposed to making a nomination fol
.iCongress from this district. Genera
" Taft and Webster, of Orangeburg, nadi
speeches arainst making a nomination
in Purvis was called upon and, in the lan
n guage of one of the Charleston delegates
"made one of his usual fine speeche:
e nod picked the feathers off of Taft."
d A vote was taken upon the question
. and resulted in ]5 for nomination an<
. 14 against.
The Orangeburg delegation thei
e, withdrew, and Samuel W. McKiule:
d was nominated by acclamation fo
WIGGINS AT IT AGAIN.
The Canadian Prophet Blames the Sta-s fo
the Prevalence of Yellow Fever.
h OTTAWA, ONT., Sept."mber27.-Prol
b- Wiggins said to-night that the preva
e- lence of yellow fever in the Southeri
,n States was due to as;ronomical causes
"You remember," said he "that Prol
n- Grimmerpredicted that the earth woul<
a, fall into the sun June 19, 1881. Ther
:h was a particle of truth in what Grim
rs mer said. When the planets were ii
as the same line there was a tendency t
in approach each other, and therefore t
en approach the sun. True, the earth'
by advance could not have exceeded
)a few miles from her normal orbit, stil
ts, the effect has been so marked that evei
the most illiterate perceive that natur
.p- is temporarily demoralized. Who evc
st heard of such disasters as have occurre
id since that period? Cyclones, earth
ty quakes, floods, cholera, yellow feve]
it- and what is to come who can tell? A]
o- this is exactly what would happen i
he the earth were forced a few miles neare
c- the sun. When you squeeze an orang
thejuice is forced through the rind. Th
e- increased solar attraction would cor
of tract the earth's mass. The land sui
ic, face would become smaller and th
as. water would flow over it, hence flood
and the reports of rivers in all th
continents overflowing their bank,
Then this shrinkage would not be un:
form: and hence earthquakes. Ther
again, the atmosphere would becom
denser, and would, consequently. hol
more carbon and its compounds i
solution-producing microbes, and thu
P- cholera and yellow fever."
How the Betting Stands in Indiana.
[From the Courier-Journal.)
[1- INDIANAPOtIS, Sept. 23.-There
A. a popular impression that the trend<
e betting on election results is a goo
e indication of the way things are drif1
e ing. Admitting such to be the case, th
d Democrats have the best of it to a
ou intents and purposes in this Stat<
th~ They post their money readily, and ar
or not so particular as to the amoun1
as -while the Republicans hesitate ani
E. prefer small sums. That is, they abstai
ee from thbe thousands altogether, and ax
satisfied with a few hundred. As a ruh
n the Republicans here have nothing t
n- stake on the general result. Whe
er- they put up it goes even money to sa
i- that Harrison will carry Indiana. Thber
th is a Demiocratic syndica.e in th's cit
-that covers, without odds, every Repul
d lican dollar that can be found, whethe
'ill on the State or the issue at Jarge.
0-Mr. Haas Will Not Besign.
Lre [Charlotte Chronicle.
Mr. Sol Haas will continue to remai
hewith the Associated Railways, his n~
7signatio n, which was tendered som
id weeks ago, having been reconsideret
d'Yesterday's Richmnond Whig say:
of "Mr. Haais has decided not to resig
dehis position as traffic manager of th
ar Associated R ailways to accept a similk
toone with the Chesapeake & Ohio Corr
,pany. Amon1g the candidates mentiot
eed for the positon of pool commissione
of the Southern Railway and Stean
dship Association, vacant by the resil
idnation of Colonel T. M. R. Talcott, ar
, Charles A. Sindail, secretary of th
f commissioner; James R. Ogden, fo:
ofe ierly vice-commissionler, and Colon<
ee Tome H.Carer,formerly railroa
acommissioner of Virginia."
d- Homicide In Laurens.
of MILTON, LAURzxs COUNTY, Sej
ler tember 29.-The crops in this part<
tic Laurens County are greatly damage
th by the recent freshet. The corn on tb
us bottom land is almost completely los
li Some of the farniers are gathering an
drying it, but it will only be fit for hoi
te to eat. The cotton crop wvill he quil
W short, owing to the drought in July an
est August and the recent heavy rains.
iot Two negroes, a few days ago, whi
t working the pu blic roadl near here g<
ler into a difficulty, and one struck tU
yother on the head with a hoe, fracturin
edhis skull. It is thought he will die.
. IBla"e Addresses Ten Thousand People.
ise NEW YoRK, September 29.-Jamt
tO G. Blaine spoke to a large number<
he people, estimated at ten thousand th
ed p. m. in the polo grounds. He reviewe
,t the history of both political parti'
in from the foundation of the Goverr
n ment-in fact be embraced all of ti
n- political history of the country fromn t
al dyofWashington to those of Clev
m-ln.He was listened to with marke
n- attention. Many notable people we:
ted Tho Lexington Primary.
rLSpecial to The Herald and News.]
tly LEXINGTON, October 2.-The follos
ing, though not official, is the result
tly the primary election held'in Lexingtc
ill County last Saturday: For the Senat
of H. A. Meetze; Representatives, J. I
re- Davis, J. IH. Counts; Clerk of Coux
ion W. J. Assnhann; Shierifi', Geo. S. JDraft
ur Judge ofiProbate, C. T. Graham; Scho
to Commissioner, WV. H. Sharpe; Auc
he tor, M. D. Harmian; Treasuker, D).
tof Griffith: County Commissioners, Ro
y ert Rook. S. A. Goodwin, P. H. Crap
n- Coroner, P. Henry Corley.
ise- -, - - -
nd Mr. Randall Penomilnated.
ath PHILADLPHIA, September 26.-Sar
r- nel J. Randall was to-day renomiinat<
ute for Congress by the Democrats of tI
n'SAD RUMORS AnOUT MR. RANDALl
ct- W XAsnlINGTON, September 29.-It.
rumored around the capitol, accordiu
to the Evening Critic, that the Ho
Saue J. Randall's sickness has pr
duce metaldisorder, and that I
imagines that he is Speaker of ti
-If House again. It is said several mel
ya bers have received letters from him
aice which the hallucinations are plain
f.- shownl.- -., -
THE CHARGE AGAINST HARRISON.
An Affidavit that He Said $1 a Day Was I
Enough for a Workipgman.
INDIANAPOLIS, September 2~5.- o
Knights of Labor Lodge 106, a fewo
weeks ago, through its Secretary, Ed
win F. Gould, made application for the E
$1,000 reward offered by the Indiana- on
polis Journal for proof that General 1
Harrison ever said, as was freely
charged, that "one dollar a day was fo
enough for a workiagnan." State- fiN
ments were furnished with the demand,
but the Journal insisted upon affidavits R
to the eflect. The following, from a
member of the order residing at Bright
wood, Ind., was sent to the Journal to- lit
"STATE OF INDIANA, MARIoNCOUNTY.
"John G. Schwartz, being duly sworn,
testified under oath that he was em- to
ployed by the Cleveland, Columbus,
Cincinnati and Indianapolis Railroad
in July, 1877; that he went on a strike
on the day that the strike took place,
on orabout July 18, 1877, foran increase
in wages; that he was present at the
conference meeting in the old Council
Chamber, where the sirikers talked
with Benjamin Harrison. A. G. Porter
and other prominent citizens with ref- B
erence to the strike; that he heard Ben
jamin Harrison say that the strikers
were lawbreakers, and as such were not
entitled to any sympathy whatever F
from the public; that the said Benja- m
min Harrison furthersaid that the men v
ought to returu to their work; that the
railroads could not afford to pay higher h
wages; that the wages was enough, and
that $1 a day was enough, for any
workingman; taat he himself could
live on that amount, and that Benja
min Harrison further said that if the gl
men did not reiurn to work the nmilitia i
should be brought into service and the
men forced to return to work.
"JOHN G. SCIIWARTZ. 1
"Subscribed and sworn to before me
this 25th day of September, 1888.
"JOSEPI T. FANNING,
Notarary Public." a
A LONG STANDING DEBT.
Paid After Twenty-Three Years-A Very
A letter was received recentiy by a
y gentleman at Manning, S. C., from a
citizen of Charleston enclosing $&0 in 1
i payment of a debt contract d just efier 4
1 the war. The debt was for purchase ti
i money for an overcoat, and the pur
cha:er. said to have been in destitute ti
circumstances caused by the losses of a
I war, was compeled to buy the coat on e
- credit. The merchant at the time kept a
a large clothing store on Market street, r,
i but has since retired from business, and t,
f is now a resident of Manning.
r Following is a copy of the letter: to
a CH ARLESTON, S. C.. Sept. 21, 1888. b
e Mr. : Dear Sir-I have been
- thinking of past years, and I now :e- t]
member getting an overcoat from you a
e the first winter after the wvar. I was ti
s bad off then and for many years after. t,
e Iam a little better otl now, so I have v
concluded to settle the old debt. If I u
recollect right, the coat was worth $20. a
I think there was something else; I am r
e notsure. It has been so long, it has o
i outrun my memory. In this letter you t;
will find a money order for 8.50, which
s will cover interest and all, or near to it. b
I believe that the interest exceeds the s,
debt. When you get the money please
let me knowv. Very respectfully, 1
NEWS IN BRIEF. r
jThere was a fall of snowv throughout I
-England October 1st.
e There wvas slight frost in upper South t
1 Carolina on October 1. Vegetation on
lowlands was killed.
The total registration of women in t
Boston is 25,149; total vote at last C
r municipal election, 51,700; total female t
e vote last year 9,000.
' Robert Garrett's condition has grown t:
alarming and that his violent outbreaks f
2 'of insanity are a source of annoyance to j
the residents of Ringwood, N. J., in the y
e neighborhood of his home.
-James P. Magee, Boston agent of the ]
r Methodist Book Concern since 18.51, t
died Octoher 1st. from heart trouble, C
aged 60. He was one of the leading 5
agents of the MethodiWt.
Tr .fessor Corlew, formerly superin
tendent of the Charlotte Graded school, e
a is now a waiter in a New York restau- t
Sraint. He got into trouble at Charlotte t
e -too much married or something oft
.the sort and left.e
i; The number of women in England
who are seeking a liberal education ~
e steadily increases. Already 181' have
r matriculated for admission to London I
University, which is fifty more than ~
- last year.
About a million Ions of the ice har
-vested from the Hudson last winter t
e remain unt uched in the storehouses- t
e considerably more than half the crop. 5
. A succession of cool waves during the s
I summer chilled the ice business. t
d Southern women are said, to have ~
taken the lead of their sex in money
-making in New York. The head of the
richest firm of dress-makers is a South
er woman, and women of Southern
birth come to the front in other diree- ~
d W. P. Taulbee, of Kentucky, repre- e
e sents the largest congressional districtc
.in the country. It is composed of t wen
d ty-one counties, andl extends from the
y famous blue grass region to Cumber- s
e land Gap, a distance of over 200 miles.
d It is a backwoods district, without a
railroad or telegraph commniicationl,i
e and is canvassed by the candidate for
tt congressional honors on horseback
e over the roughest kind of mountain
Adam Badeau's suit against Mrs.
Julia D. Grant for $1,000 a-s compensa
tion for alleged service -endered her
husband, the late General Grant, in
.~preparing his memoirs, has been set
~down for trial before Justice Patterson
Sin the special term of the supreme
dcourt for October 10. The taking of
,~testimony regarding the relations be
stween Gener 1 G -ant and his military
secretary will consume a week, and the
e trial wiIl be one of the historical court
events of the nineteenth century.
d The President has approved the
-e Chinese restriction bill. Dispatches
from San Francisco state that parades,
pyrotechnes, firing guns and enthu
si~asm prevailed on the whole Pacific
Coast. October 1st. Republicans and
Deocrats joining in the celebration of
the signing of the Chinese restrictionI
Sbill. San- Francisco is alive with excite
>fment, and every ne is jubilant.
n Collector Hager is uoubtful of the bill's
effectivencs.s. As soon as officially im
stutdhe will refuse Chiunese adm,is
t, stoucthe rhearing certiticates or
~'not unless on writs of habeas corpus
issued by the courts of the United,
District Attorney Carey believes the
>bill cannot effect .5,000 Chinese claimiing I
; o be prior residents.
Very Much of a Muddle.
. RieHmown. VA., Oct. 1.--As an out-1
g rowth of the coupon litigation in this
S tate, the city sergeant entered the
tate library armed with a writ of exe
cut ion and attempted to levy on the.3
-cemitents of the library, but was ejected
is b y a policeman.
o-! Sufferers fromi the effect of quinine,1
se used as a remedy for chills and fever,1
ie should try Ayer's Ague Cure. This
a- preparation is a powerful tonic, wholly.
in vegetable, and without a particle of
ly any noxious drug. Warra.nted a sure
Text Books for Public Schools. --
SIR. EDITOR: Will you please pub
b. the following for the information the:
d guidance of the teachers and pupils Rot
kt a meeting of the County Board of con
aminers for Newberry County, held the
the 2Gth September. 1888, the fol- Mo
ving series of text books was adopted tar
- use in the county public schools, for
e years from 5th September, 1888: Re
Readers-Appleton's; Supplemental Sii
aders, Appleton's- Ki
Histories-Davidson-s South Caro- tinl
ia, Barnes' Primary, Brief and Gen- resi
Geograph;es-Maury's Series. C)
English Grammars-Reed and Kel- Sh;
;g's Series. bat
Music-Loomis' Progressive Les- an
Agiculture-Lupten's Elements. cei
Physiology and Hygiene-Smith's to
rimer, and Smith's "The Human Pa
This series must be introduced as soon
possible, but is noL compulso:y until an
ter the opening of the schools in the arr
di of 1889. After that time a teacher up<
av refuse to teach any pupil not pro- an
ded with these books; and a teacher
t conforming to this list is liable to me
ive his certificate revoked, or approval '
-his pay certificate refused. wij
Schools, or single pupils wishing to
ake a change in books this year can
?t the benefit of introductory rates at col
iy time within 90 days after the open- for
r- of the schools. r
1 advise teachers to cut the above
it and keep it, so that they may know or
-lint books to require their pupils to gr
archase. Yours truly, an
G. G. SALE.
Chairman and Clerk of Board of Ex
CHANGES IN TEXT-BOOKS. pr
he State Board Takes Action to Secure fer
Uniformity in the Public Schools. Tl
At a regular meeting of the State fot
,oard of Examiners held on September ler
:h and 5th, 1888, the following resolu- Be
on was adopted:
Resolved, That the peculiar condi- Wt
on of affairs in this State by reason of na
'hich, not only in each county, but in Bc
ch school district, there are teachers co,
ad pupils of different classes and
cees, possessing different capacities to th
!ach, learn and purchase books, it pr
,ould be injurious to -educational in
rest to adopt a single list of text
toks for the State.
That in order to secure flexibility in til
2e system, and to meet the varying R
'ants of the schools, and, at the same wl
me, to prevent frequent changes in
ext-books in a school, which impose
exations and unnecessary expense
pon parents, the State Bo.ard of Ex- w
miners hereby adopts the following V
ules and regulations to govern the use
f text-books in the public schools of s
The list of text-books to be adopted ca
v the State Board for use in the public
Aools shall be elective in character.
On or before Thursday, October 25, a
88, the county Board of Examiners fi
2 each county shall, from said State foi
st, adopt a single series for use in the SI
ublic schools of their respective coun,~
es, provided that upon application 01
om the teacher and trustees of any te
zhool, within thirty days after said B<
ounty adoption, or thirty days after
he establishment of any new school,
n good and sufficient reasons being
liown, the county Board may allow p(
he substitution in said school of any ne
ther book on the same subject from t
be list adopted by the State Board.
A series once adopted shall not be er
hanged during the period of adoption jo
y the State Board without permission in
rom the said Board. This shall not, R
owever, prevent the use in schools'
here the same may be needed, by and W
th the consent of the county Boarxd of pi
xaminers, of two series of Readers on
e State list to be used alternately, or
f proper supplemental reading. The
eries adopted shall be put in force ac- t1
ording to the commencement of the nm
hools, not later than the fali of 1889. P:
All resolutions by the county Board
f Examiners pertaining to the adop- P'
ion of text-books shall be recorded by I
e county School Commissioner in a ab
ook kept~by him for the purpose, and g
opies of the same i warded by him,afl
ithin thirty days, to the office of thea
tate Superintendent of Education.
Any teacher who, while receiving th
ublic school funds, useb text-books in eb
le course of study prescribed for pub- d
ic schools that are not on the State d
ist, shall forifeit his pay from the pub- T.
L school fund for the time he uses Qi
em. Any teacher may refuse to R
each any pupil who is not supplied
rith the Lext-books prescribed for said
chool. Pupils passing from one school m)
o another, must conform to the list
dopted for the latter-.h
The trustees, or, in their default, the
ounty Board of Examiners, shall en-p
orce these provisions. The county
ichool Commissioner shall withhold Ia
*pproval of pay certificate of any .
eacher not conforming thereto; and ~
he teacher persisting in violating the hi
ame shall be deprived of his certificate
It is advisable that there be adopted,
s far as p)ossible, the same books- for
ools of the same class and grade tu
rithin the county, in order to secure, e
far as practicable, county uniform- f
1t shall be the duty of the county of
icbool Commissioner to report to the se
tate Board any attempt on the part of o
ny publishing house, whose books are
n the State list, to induce any change t
ronm the list :-egularly adopted for any cr
As these provisions are in the interest
f eoomy, parents are requested to 0
o-operate in securing their enforce- fi
JAMES H. BICE, ~
State Supt. Education and Chairmana
f the Board.
COWARDLY, BRUTAL MUEDER.
A Chester Constable and his Prisoner T
Fired Upon from an Ambush-The tI
[Special to the World.1.
CHEsTER, Sept. 29.-Reports reached a
ere this morning of the murder of a
iegro) on the public roadl about eight ei
fues from this p)lace. A bout 4 o'clock
his morning twelve or fifteen pistol
hots were heard by parties living at
ome distance from the road, then the
ounds of three or four horses moving
-pidliy. Shortly after daylight a gentle
nan wats dlrivinmg to town, and saw the
lody of a negro muan laying across the t!
-oad vith his handls tied together and gi
hout twelve bullet holes in his body. p
Later in the day the following parti- R
:ulars of the tragedy were learned: le
T. WV. Lippford had Sam Cornwall, p<
. negro, under arrest on a peace war- of
-ant, and was on his way to atrialjus- re
ice, with an extra guarA of three men.p
.bout 4 o'clock they were fired into t<
rom an ambush. The constable and ra
thers fled, and Sam Cornwall was T
natantly killed. d
On an~examination by Dr. Davega re
fteen bullet holes- were found in the h<
>ody. At the coroner's inquest the
evidence was that Sam Cornwall cameT
:o his death by gun-shot wounds inflie- si
:ed by parties unknown to the constable a
md others. 1i
No arrests have been made. Further is
nvestigation will be pushed by Coroner n
~iurphy. A 45-calibre Winchester rifle 'n
IGE ROAD Ar'D CANNYON'S CREES.
he Newberry Conference of the Lu
ran Church convened at Ridge OF
td church on the 28th ultimo.
ev. C. A. Marks, president, opened
ference in the prescribed form. In
absence of Secretary Goggans, Rev. de:
nroe J. Epting was appointed secre- Co
Spro tem. to
he following ministers were present: are
rs. G. W. Holland, D. D., J. A. mr
h, C. A. Marks, W. A. Julian, J. F. at
:er, Z. W. Bedenbaugh, M. J. Ep- B<
. The congregations were also rep- 4t
mted by the following lay delegates:
. A. I.Wheeler, from Grace church;
M. Hartman, Mt. Pilgrim; B. F.
aly, Mt. Tabor; Jefferson Quattle
im, Ridge Road; David Rikard, St.
ke's; W. B. Boioest, Bethlehem;
G. Metis, St. Philips.
)n motion, Dr. Daniel H. Werts
I George B. Cromer, Esq., were re
ved as members of conference, for
lay, the former representing St.
al's, the latier Luther Chapel.
'he organization being completed,
I the hour for divine services having U
ived; conference adjourned, where- U
on Rev. Z. W. Bedenbaugh preached
appropriate and instructive ser
he afterncon session was opened
th prayer by Rev. W. A. Julian. On
>tion the minutes f last meeting of
iference were read as a matter of in- Si
Che discussion of topics was next in
ler and taken up according to pro
LMme, and entered into with spirit '
d ability by the brethren to the edifi
:ion of the congregation. .
be hour for adjournment having 1
-ived the services were closed with
iyer by Rev. J. F. Kiser.
aturday morning's session of con- fr
ence was opened in the usual form.
te roll was called and Rev. Profs. d
>igt, Fox and Jackson Bowers were
d to be present; also J. A. C. Kib- ti
of St. Pauls, Thos. McCullough of
Lh Eden, andT. J.Wicker, of Colony,
re present as lay delegates, and their
rues enrolled. On motion, Rev. A. J. I
wers was enrolled as a member of
tiference. After which the minutes of
e previous session were read and ap
Conference then engaged in an inter
:ing discussion of assigned topics un-ia
the hour for divine service, when
,v. Julian preached a mission sermon, C
ich was a most effective and inter
ting one. e
At the afternoon session conference
is opened with prayer by Rev. Prof.
)igt. The minutes of the morning d
sion were read and approved.
The reports from the churches were
lled for and presented.
On motion Mt. Pilgrim was selected a
the next place of meeting and the
th Sabbath in December as the time s
r Conference to assemble. Rev. J. A.
igh was appointed to preach ther
ening sermon with Prof. Voigt asa
nate. Sunday sermon,- Rev. A. J.
>wers, with Rev. W. A. Julian alter- a
te. Mission sermon, Rev. J. F. Kiser.
The officers of conference were ap
ited to prepare a programme fort
xt meeting, aftei- which the topics
r discussion came up which confer- '3
ce engaged in until the hour of ad
arnment. The subjects were full- of E
terest to conference. On motion of
av. W. A. Julian, a vote of thanks U
as extended the congregation for hos
Conference then adjourned.
On Sunday morning, at 10 o'clock.j
e conference re-assembled. A prayer
eeting was held and conducted by
-of. E. 0. Counts. The sermon was
'eached by Rev. Prof. Fox. The
rd's Supper was administered to ]]
out 175 communicants. The congre- J
tion was then dismissed until the
After a recess of an hoL.r and a half
e congregation returned to the
urch to listen to the excellent ad-.
sses to the Sunday-school children.
2ey were addressed by Mr. Jefferson t
aattlebaum, Col. A. H. Wheeler and *n
av. A. J. Bowers.
Conference then adjourned after a
ost pleasant and harmonious session.
The attendance fras good and the be
iviour excellent. Nearly 400 were
esent on Sunday.
Jack frost made us an early visit on
Sunday morning and apart from
ppig potato vines, has done no 7'
A few cases of chills and sore eyes r'
Mr. J. K. Epps and family, while re- a
rning from conference last Sabbath
'en ing narrowly escaped serious if not r4
tal injury. They were driving a pair
mules to a top-buggy, and while de
ending a hill the holding-back strap
one of the mules broke. The mule 0
ok fright and rms n some distance. In
ossing a branch the tongue of the 7
iggy struck the bank and was broken i
r. The mules ran away but Mr. Epps n
aally succeeded in pulling them to
ard a tree with the hope of checking
ten with the wheel but it was broken I
id he was thrown from the buggy. (
:e held to the lines and was dragged .
me distance, after which the lines
-oke and the buggy ran over him. r
be mules, now free, dashed away with
e buggy containing Mrs. Epps and
tree children. But they only ran a
mort distance when a wheel was
sught by a log and the buggy thrown -
er and the mules released. The 4
itire family escaped almost unhurt. I
Another Railroad Scooped in.
Nw YORK, Oct. 2.-The dired-ors of
e East Tennessee, Virginia and Geor
a Railroad met to-day and received a
~oposir.ion from the directors of the
ichond and Danville Railroad to
ase the East Tennessee property for a
eriod of twenty years on a percentage
earnings. The directors passed a
solution unanimously ageing to the I
roposition, and appoint a committee 4
consult with the officers of the Rich
tond and Dlanville and Richmond u
erminal Company for the purpose of 3
rawing up a lease to be presented for 'a
ttification at another meeting to be "
eld on Tuesday next.
The declaration of a dividend on ILast
ennessee first preferred was not con-3
dered. It is officially stated that the
lie of the Richmond Terminal hold- I
igs of East Tennessee first preferred i
not included in the pending arrange- ia
ments, hut that the Richmond Termi
al Com ny will continue to hold i
E'ICE OF COUNTY .
ewberry County, S. C.,
rOTICE is hereby given
persons holdino bills, accoun
nands of any Yind against
unty, which have not been presen
the Board of County Commisskners,
required to deposit the same with
on or before the first day of No- t
iber, so that they may be examied
the regular annual meeting of the
ard on the 6th of November, 1888.
GEO. B. CROMER, Clerk.
E HAVE NOTHING TO
FEAR. Our business
nee opening has proven be
)nd a doubt that the .
SPOT CfSR SYSTEJII"
the best and surest way;
id we are glad to see that our>=
iends appreciate the new
?parture from the destrue
ve credit plan. ,. .
Under our inflexibie rule
ash down or no sale) we
n see no limiit to our.
Iestige aid Pros=EItg,
nd we intend to run the
ash Machinery to its high
it com mercial speed. The
isk is Herculean, but every .
ay we gather strength; and
'ith the kind and constant
id of our friends we will
IvarthIaw thle Cedit10igR~
nd Cash will rule instead
Call and be convinced of
1e truth of our statementi.
Ve have one price for
11. And don't forget our
ASH OR NO SALE."
l'o1)lieto1's RevSiy Iadil 8tilr.
Report of Assessors.
COUNCIL CHAMBEES, 'I.
Newberry, S. C., Sept. 1, 1888. f
TOTICE is hereby given that the
i. Report6of the Board of Assessors of
ie Real Estate of Newberry, 8. C.11
ow on file in my office for insetli
citizens until 1st Oct., 1888.
By order, 'J. S. FAR
uosday, Sept. 25th, 1888.
[ HOROUGH instruction in Ea'
LJish, Mathematics, Latin,Frn,
erman and Calesthenics at moderate
Ltes and no extra charge.
The school rooms have been enlarged
aid improved, and are now fully pre
ared for an increased numberof pupils.
Boys under ten years of age will be
MISS McINTOSH, PrincipaL.
MISS BAXTER, Assistant.
flHE next examination of applicnia
L for Teachers' Certificates will be
eld on Friday, the 5th of October -
The examination will begin at 10 a.
1., and close at 5p. mi. CoTored appi
mnts will be examined in the Court
[ouse, white applicants in the Schoot
Papers must be written with pen and
n dingt stand the eainainwl
lease be on hand promptly at 10 a. m.
G. B. CBoERn,
T. 8. Mo onnzw,
k>ard of Examiners-Newberry County.
HMO"f REVOLVERS. Send stamp for
A UlNO price hast to JOHNsTON & VSoN.%
Any book Rearnaed n.one rea.dima
Ilaud wandeiag cared.
N5peaking without Note.
W'holly unlike arie ial systems.
'race ondemned by a preme tr
Prospectus, with opinions of Dr. Win. .
Eammiood, the world-famed Specialist in
[lnd diseases, Daniel GreenleatThomup
on, the te Psychologist. anad others, sent
Prof.A.LOISETTE,237Fifth A.ve.4 ~