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ELBERT H. AULL, EDITOR.
ELBERT H. AULL, Proprietors.
WM. P. HOUSEAL,
N EWBE RRY, S. C,
THURSDAY, JANUARY; 17, 1889.
The question of reform which was
diceussed in the church at Charlotte
last week by the preachers is attracting t
attention elsewhere. Reform in the 1
ballot is very much needed. The cus
tom of buying votes is an evil one, and
there is reform needed in this particu
lar. Governor Hill. of New York, re- I
ferred to the same need of reform in his
inaugural address. The man who will
sell his vote for a pittance should not be
ed to vote. The right of suffrage
should be taken from him.
It is stated that the South Carolina
Railway Company, that has been in ]
financial trouble, has about settled
matters and provided a way out of the
difficulty without being sold to the
highest bidder at auction. We hope
such is the case.
Judge T. B. Fraser has been assigned
A to hold the courts in Abbeville and
Anderson in place of Judge Kershaw
who has been quite sick.
Mr. B. P. Cu nningham has been ap
pointed Treasurer of Charleston
County in place of Col. P. C. GaiIa* d,
E. M. Brayton, of Columbia, has
written an address on the election laws
of South Carolina, and the methods em
ployed to suppress the Republican vote.
It is to be published. Mr. Brayton is a
member of the Republican State Exec
1 Wesuspect Mr. Brayton is after an
appointment under Mr. Harrison.
The newspapers and politicians are
still hammering away on Mr. Harri
Several cases are to be taken to the
Supreme Court growing out of the re
cent Act of the Legislatu e validating
the township bonds. The cases will
test the law in its varied aspec.s, and if
the law is sustained, the projected rail
roads in the State interested in these
bonds wilt go forward. It is said work
n the Augusta division of the Three
C's will be pushed if this Act is sus
tained as soon as the decision is made.
We await the action of the Supreme
MORE ABOUT TAXATION.
A good deat has recently been said
about taxation and the return of prop
1torty for taxation. We have coatended
and still contend for some plan by
ich we can secu re a more perfect
ys m of equalization in the retuwns.
If every tax payer would return his
property at its value and all of his prop
erty then the burdens would be borne
equally by all persoas.
But there is another thing in the law
in regard to returns that does not seem
to us to be equitable and that operates.
as double taxation. The law provides
thiat mortgages shali be assessed for
taxat'on. which is v'rtually ta:;ing the
same property twice.
To illust-.ate: A certa. pa' cel of
real estate is bought by A on which
B gives a mortgage to A for the pur
Schase money. The real estat,e of A is
a returned for ta.<at'on at its value and
the mortgage of B is returned for taxa
tion at its value. That looks to us as if
it were taxing the same property twice.
We iday be mistaken but we see it
that way now.
SMr. J. D). Stanley, of Easeover,
-claims to have discovered thie process
of preparing the -bark of the ramie
'- plant so as to be ready to be spu't before
The discovery by Dr: Panknin. The
Register has the following to say of
.taaiey's investigations in this di
"He some time ago achieved this con
summation of his investigations and
has already applied for letters patent
covering his process, and expects that
his application for a patent will be
granted, if, indeed, it has not already
The samples he shows are very inter
-esting, and the ramnie fibre has a silken
appearance, which makes it. when
Sspun and woven, a very rich and hand
some fabric, capable of being dyed any
Mr. Stanley has been enabled to per
fect his process for preparing pine
-straw fibre so that he can produce it,
* ready for spinning, at a cost of only $7
a ton. This fibre can be made iato
cotton baggi ig, floor matting, &c. and
for either usc it compares favorably
\with the p)rodutct made from jute.
His miachinery at Eastover has a ca
pacity for preparing one tone of pine
straw fibre ready for spin,ing per day.
This woven into bagging would be able.
2~to be supplied at three cents a yarn,
and reckoniog six yards to the bale, the
low cost of the niew fab.ic and the
Fgreat saving to the cotton planter over
the present bagging is easily figured.
The weight of the six yards is but 104
* Our AN UGLY AFFAIR.
OrProsperity correspondent gives a
*graphic account of the terrible affair
-r that took place in the O'Neall section
- of this c -ut last Saturday and Sat
urday night. It makes our heart sad
to think any such things could happen
in aay section of our county.
The shooting part, bad enough in
itself, would not have been half so bad
f had it not been for the 'sequel which
took place on Saturday night, It is1
terrible to think of the treatment given
that poor defenseless woman and her
* little children. How could any man1
with even the instincts of a man act as
those persons did who burned that
house. We know none of the parties
anid have, not heard a name suggested
and we are glad we do not. If they
were after Butler Banks they should
A first have a.scertained whether lie was
there or not. This case demands ac
tion on the part of the authorities of the
law, and immediate action. Such
things should not be pe:-mitted to go
unchecked. If so no man can feel se
cure in his life or his property.1
D)eath of Jay Gould's Wife.
NEw Yorg1 January 12.-M1rs. Jay i
P Gould dlied at her homecon .5th Avenue
A Ripe Old Age.
To the Editor of The Herald and
cews: The publication of the sub
oinedadmirable letter from an old citi
;en of Newberry, will give great pleas- r
ire to qu&te a number of your readers, e
o whom the writer is so well known. s
ad by whom he is so bighly esteemed
tnd beloved. S--s.3
"January 1, 1869.-I am now eighty (
even years of age, and when I look s
)ack on my past lfe it 'seems as a d
ream unto me. But yesterday, when
retrospect. I was a child, enjoying all r
he amusements of children, knowing I
othing but the happiness of the day, o
.nd scarcely anticipaLing the ev!1s of t
he morrow. Those days of spor ive
iappiness have fled with their endear- :
ng pleasures, and have been succeeded i
sy t'ie more soid pursuits of my ;iper (
Lge. The desire for childish amuse- 1
nents have gvea way to a thirst for (
iseful knowledge; and I reproach my- (
elf for having spent so much of my
ime in pursuit of gaudy trifles. Coutd t
ve learn from advice what we lea' n
roi experience, how many might t
;ave themselves the pai a of *epentiug s
Id age. How short the t*ie of out
)robation. How soon, how soon is our t
,vork accompiished. and we are sum
ioned to give an account of our stew- -
trdsuips. I have spent many years to
very lttie purpose. Lord forgive aa
inprofitable selvait; and help me to ]
lo bette: in the short ime .o come.
Blessed be God, who has b:Uought me
i saiety and in health to the light of
mother bcth lay mo.ning, and has Z
;ven to me in some good degree the 1
Eoly Spirit's influence, bringing to my I
ieart peace and comfoi t tbrough Jesus }
3hrist. I am now waiting the Master's
REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE CQNVEN
the Color Line Drawn and No White Men t
[Special to News and Courier.]
COLL.MBIA, January 15.-A meeting i
)f the Republican State ExecutiveCom- 1
umittee was held here to-day. It was }
ippropriately held in the colored Odd
Fellows' Hall, on Lincoln street, ad- i
joining the county jail. The meeting r
began at 12.30 p. i., and ended at 3.30
p. in., was a very full one, and is said
to have been entirely harmonious. The t
proceedings were secvet, of course, but
it was subsequently announced that the t
following business was transacted: <
A resolution endorsing Mahone for
postmaster general was adopted with- i
A resolution endorsing Ellery M.
Brayton, late collector of internal reve
nue and present Republican State
chairman, for a bureau position, pre
ferredly assistant secretary of the treas
ury or comptroller of the currency,was
The same fair fortune attended (a
resolution poiating to Thomas E.
Miller as the exemplar of Republican
ism in South Carolina, wishing him
success in his contest and asking for
him the support of the party. Finally,
Mr. Brayton's pamphlet, just issued
from the press, was cordially endorsed
and he was thanked for his action in
showing to the world the wrongs of the
Republicans of South Carolina.
Tom Miller, the contestant for Col.
Elliott's seat as a Representative of the
7th district, was in conference with the
execubive committee and seemed to be
quite a prominent figure.
'-What are you here for?" a repre
sentative of the News and Courier
asked him. "I am here," said Miller,
speaking del'berately and giving a rat
tiesnake hiss to each word, "to see that
the Federal offices go to those Republi
cans, white and black, who did some
work in tbe last canvass, and to pre
vent those who skulked durikg the
conflict and deserted their duty from
blowing the horn and calling the
neighbors of the party to come and see
what 'me and Betty done.'
"WVhoare the white men who work
ed during the canvass?" was asked
"Br'ayton, Ostendorff, Tom Johnston
ad Talbert are the only ones who did
help in the fight, but there are a lot
more who are mighty anxious to come
in now when the victory is wvon."
The colored Republicans seem to
have taken the bit in their teeth, and
are determined to carry as few white
men as possible in the party wagon. If
they can prevail there will be small
hope for any respectable or semi-respee
table Republican office-seeher in the
Sate. Every foe of Harrison's Admin
istration wvill wish this black and tan
league the fullest success.
Marriage ot Miss Sophie Tielman.
Miss Sophie Tillman is the second
daughter of the Hon. ci. D. Tillmnan,
our Representative in Congress. She is
handsome both of face and figure; and
in her manners are combined, in rare
harmony, quiet dignity and gentle
sweetness. Congressman Tililman's
oldest daughter, Lola-now Mrs. Dr.
George Bunch-has been married six
r seven years. On Wednesday morn
ing of last week, at eleven o'clock, at
her home at Clark's Hill, S. C., Miss
Sophie Tillman was married to the
Hon. Osmund WV. Buchanan, of Fair
ield. Mr. Buchanan comes of one of
the oldest and best families of Fairfield
md Chester, and is a young lawyer of
wide learning and large prctice He is
particularly known to the legal frater
rnity of South Carolina as the author of
the~ recently published "Annoi:ated
ode of South Carolina." The ceremony'
was performed by the Rev. J. P. Mea
[lng. The bride, whose taste in dress
has alwvays been quiet and elegant, wore
i dark traveling diress of blue aite with
i hat to match.
The groomsmen and bridesmaids
were as follows: Mr. James H. Till man
with Miss Buchanan, Dr. John Bucha
nan with Fannie Tillman, Mr. Carter
with Miss Booten, Mr. Elliott with Miss
Simpson, Mr. John McMaster with
Miss Minnme McKie, Dr. R. Hanahan
with Miss Mary McKie. There were no
eads of invitation issued, and only a
f intimate friends and relatives were
present. After a late breakfast, at
which the unbounded hospitality and
ld-fashionea Southern notions and
ustoms of Congressman and Mrs.
Tillman were charmingly illustrated,
Mr. and Mrs. Buchanan, with a num
ber of friends, left for their future home,
Among the prominent guests present
was Senator Tom Woodward, of Fair
A Fire in WValhaia.
[Special to the World.]
WALHALLA, January 1.--A fire I
roke out yesterday afternoon on Main
treet in a building owned by Mr. John
Rose, but now occupied by Mr. Pullomn
3ully. It is the 'same house in which
:he man Campbell was killed a few days
Igo. The fire was caused by a defec
:ive flue. But very little damage was
lone, as our efficient fire department 1
urned out promptly and extinguished 1
t before it had made any headway.
No Winter in Maine. 1
AUGST 1. Maine, January 11.-The g
Kennebee River is open for navigation i
romi Augusta to the sea, the ice having
tone out last night. The condition of
he river is unprecedented. The ice
men arc thie greatest sur1ferers, not a
ouind of ice having beeii harvested up
othis time. Ordinarily t.hese houses I
re half filled. Their fields are nowv alli
>pen water. The weather is spring
ike to-day, and reports from the lum-i
er regions are that the lumber-mien
tre in a sorry situation. The snow is all I
,2 JY4i VV D Li.I- .L
POLITICS AND THE PVLPIT.
'reachers Create a Sensation In Charlett
by Discussing Bribery at Elections.
CHARLOTTE, Janua'ry 13.-The weel
f prayer, which has been conductec
ere by different city pastors and jus1
losed, has brought before the publi<
Dme things that a-'e caus:ng consider
ble sensation in church circles. Tb
ist meeting was led by the Rev. A. G
1e0Ianaway, of the First Baptisi
hu"ch. Other city pastors occupiec
ea.s in the pulpi-. The subject foi
iscussion was I baL of "Reform."
Mr. McManaway, during his re
sacks, touched upon the reorm of iho
allot-box. He dwelt quite at lengti
a the subject, declaring that co rap
ion of the ballot-bot was a ciyi; ev.l
Bribery," said Mr. McN anaway, '
eacticed ateve-y eleciion;itiscommor
a New York. it is commlon in Soutt
,aroliua, it is coumoO Yn North Caro
na, it is common in Mecklenberi
ou,liy and right here in the City o
harlotte. We cannot hold an elec
on w' ihout so-nebody using money t<
As a iemedy Nr. NcManaway sait
bat eve-y imai wio accepts a b.-.bo
hould be c;i=franch:sea, and toe mat
v;tlg the bribe should be allowed o
e t;r a:ra;cst'inhi and go unmoles.ed
oing on in this sl1?d Fo: awhile, thi
eve-end gentlenari created quite i
esation in the chi' ch. When M
dc;anaway sat down, the Pev. W
. Al' i*"son, principal of the Presby
e.ian Female Colhege, look the floor
dr. Ai,kiason fully endorsed Mr. Mc
danawav's remarits on bribe'y at thi
oJ Is, and said that only last Thu .-sda
Ie was astonished to see a great num
>er of negroes haaging around th,
)Ols, waitng to sell their votes for o
tca: nst i ai lroad subscription. Mr. At
iinson said tnat the,e was no doubt ii
:S mind that die result was largel;
Cen. Rufus Barringee, a stcong loc'
ptioa advocate, was the next to ge
he floor, aad in his remarks he cappe<
tie cli max, afie: which the meet ini
losed siie die. Gen. 1arr'nger sai<
hat he ag.-eed with the other speaker
>n the quest ion of bribery. He kneo
t was iipossiole to have a pure ballot
>o: under the present laws. It is so
>oliticians alone, said he, who hu;
roes. Neitber are all bribers strictl:
mniocal men. Di:eient classes o
ne secure vo es by biibery. An in
aaice coming under i : own observa
ion was at 'iie 'ask eleci,ion here of
he loca! option question. I atteadei
caucus of f ;e >ds of the cause wher
he quest-on of 'ouy'ng vo,es, was di.
ur::ed, and what was my consterna
,o to find that it was car:ied aJinos
inani nously in the affirmative. M;
mazement was siill geater when
>bserved that the meeting was la,gel,
omiiposed of piominent church men
)ers, among whom were elders of thi
:er church, wio voted that money b
ise to buy votes in order to carry th
ection i a favor of prohibition.
This meetiig was the most seosi
;ional ever held in a church here. I
vas hoped at first to keep .he proceec
ogs from the public, but t he Chronic1
>ri tits them under big headlines io-day
THE SAME Srr.AIN IN NEW YORK.
NEW Yor.K. January 13.-Hugh C
Pentecost preached to a congregation a
;he Masonic Temple this mornin;
Ballots or bullets, wbich?" was th
ubject which Mr. Pentecost d;scussec
Eie said in part: "Liberty is a grea
:ooa of human life, but force is nece
sry i.o rei ain a t. Force has beea neces
iary in the accomplishment of a gret
aay victories in ;,he world's histor'
By force Luitbec brought about tb
re'formato-. I cannot conceive of
aore cold-blooded speciacle t han thi
> a man hanging irom a gibbet. Th:
s an instance of e:i reme force, and
o'ned to with pilde as one of it
~re.t featu'es of this country. TI
aallot should abolish this moustrot
"But t.ne ballot is no longe: apowe
[t is a question of the quant ity of sho
rus in the South and money in ti
o;ato decide to whom tbe victot
elongs. Coeruption at the polls ca.
iot be co,-:ecied .witbout ;.te use
"Iffthie pr esent system of us'ug tL
Edlot we.:e abolished some other for:
>f ballot-cogra~ption would follow. Pec
pe care more fo:-$2 than they do f<
Lheir manhood. 'Ibe pious briber
mother corruption of Lhe ballot, but
long as he goes to church aoa pays ;
his paw lhe is considered atnyi2iag bi
m ballot-b;iber'. But when the po<
aaa is proved gui'ty off a ' ivial C
fense he is imp)risonled by force.
"Force ill be res:sted by force. Ti
ime is comiag when men will not I
shot down in the streets while resistr
orce. Rulers should be taughbt that
~reat deal has been acbieved by fore
The church must be taught that
an not boycott thought, and the go
ernmets of the world that the peop
are political economists ot no mca
order. There is a quiet investigatic
going on, and those who occupy ti
igh seat on the social coach must r
member those- who are pulling it.
will soon be a case of fish, cut bait,
o ashore. The bullet will comp
thm to it."
EIIS SIGHT RESTORED BY PRAYEI
The Strange Story, of a M!an Whom th,
PhysiC'ans Could not Help.
ATLmrA, Ga., Jan. 9.-Mr. Joh
Wright, 75 years of age, a prominer
2iti of Pike County, claims to has
been suddenly cured .of blindne4s b
prayer. One day, three years ago, whi
returning hcme from Zebulon, a strang
lizziness camne over him, and by tI
timie he reached home he was stor
The family have since tried eve
remedy in vain. Mr. Wright praye
that sight might be restored to him b
fore death. Several days ago, sitting C
his front piazza, he felt a strong ment
allucination and an instant later h
ight was restored. The neigh bors f<
niles around are visiting Wright
home to get from his own lips the stor
f his 1ecovery.
Ki:!ed in a Sawr M'Il.
[Special to Charleston World.]
HOtY H ILL, Berkeley Co., Januar
[3.-Our community was shocked ye
erday aiternoon by the news of ti:
a< death of E. Eli Scott while
work at Mr. Jerry Smith's saw mi
aear here. It appeais that Mr. Scol
was carrying plank from the saw, whe
:he end of one piece accidentally struc]
:hcowing him across the saw. Or
eg was completely and the other par
severed from the body at the truni
'he u.niortunate man bled to deathi
ibout five mninutes without speakini
Sr. Scott leaves a wife and severn
miall children. The jury of inque:
eturned a verdict ofaccidental deatl
Want to be Postmaster.
[Columbia Regiser 12th.]
Dr. J. F. Ensor, it is understood, ha
nnouncedI himself as a candidate fc
he postmastership of Columbia unde
he coning Republican administratior
nd is seeking local support for his car
hidac. It is also currently reporte
hat there atre or will be about a dize
>ther candidates, and the prospect
codl for a lively struggle for the pos
Travel to Florida.
WsuIN(;ToN, January 11.-Th
'arine Hospital Bureau makes the foi
wing announcement: "in the opin
on ofthis Bureau, travel may be re
tmed throughout the State of Flori
la. An inspection service will be
naintained and ill case of any appear
nec of fever the npublicu-ill be noti
A BLAST FROM BRAYTON.
He Undeltakes to Tell the World of South
Carolina's Election Laws.
Mr. Ellery M. Brayton, of this city,
ex-Collector of Internal Revenue and
present Chairman of the Republican
State Executive Committee,'a meeting
of which, by the way, is to be held
here onTuesday next, has preparedand
had printed "An Address upon the
Election Law of South Carolina, and
the Methods Employed to Suppress the
It is understood that a large number
of copies of this address are to be struck
o LT for circulation at the North, especi
ally among the members of the next
Congress, and a special copy is to be
forwarded to President-elect Harrison.
From an advance copy of the address
secured by the Register reporter he is
enabled to present a synopsis of this re
f markable document, which is through
eut aggressive and ra'her bitter, and
in some portions almost abusive. Its
evident purpose is to influence public
sentiment at the North and to induce,
if possible, Congressional legislation in
relation to Federal elections in this
State, and incidentally to indicate to
the incoming administration Mr.
Brayton's idea of the proper policy to
- be pursued to resurrect the Republican
pariy at the South.
The address opens with the following
statement: "The recent election in
South Carolina was a miserable farce,
and justifies an effort to bring its sig
nificance to a knowledge of the people.
Out of a vote of more than 120,000 the
Republicans were suffered to have
coun:ed but 13,740. * * * The ma
r chine is known to operate so effectually
that the voters of one party have be
come apathetic, while those of the other
are disheartened. The result is can
vassed and discounted in advance, and
1 the so-called election is but the formal
t registry of what has been ordained."
1 Mr. Brayton alleges that this ex
plains the smallness of the 58,730 votes
cast for the Democratic State ticket,
which, he says, is barely one-half their
full number, and that the difference
between this vote and ,he 65,826 votes
cast for electors "represents some of the
7 false counting done at the Federal
i He goes on to claim that no pretense
- is made that the Republicans have for
- sakca their party, but that the South
Sein leaders and the press boldly de
I clare that the preservation of white
e supremacy "justifies the suppression
- and cheating of the Republican vote."
Of the late election Mr. Brayton fur
t ther says: "The late election demon
strates the effectual suppression of the
I elective franchise and the utter futility
r of contending against the infamous
system under which they are held.
s The rights of suffrage are annihilated."
e He adds that "It is hoped that some of
e the Democrats in the State are not
aware of the degree and extent of the
injustice and frauds perpetrated under
t the form of law." Therefore, he says,
l- he considers it his duty to dissect the
e "monstrous election system" in this
State and show up the purpose of its
"mechanism and the product of its
"As matters now stand," he says,
"Republicans are political outcasts and
aliens to the Commonwealth, and have
no right which Democrats will concede
or respect," and then proceeds to out
line the election system of the State, as
viewed from his standpoint and to
Spoint out alleged abuses in its execu
tion. Some selected .sentences are pre-~
a ."The election system of South Caro
lina radically differs from that of any
other State. Its partisan purpose is not
seven concealed. It openly violates
.e every principle of right, jutc n
e fairness. It was enacted to enbethe
e:few required to work machinery to
saccomplish all that the masses of the
r party have been able to achieve through
,lawlessness, fraud and brutal crimes."
He considers the registration required
ethe most vital portion of telaw in the
.carrying out of its alleged purposes, and
Sclaims that registration is so manipula
ted that not over one-third of the Re
Spublicans in the State are Squalified to
evote, n claims disqualified Democrats
ahave "an underground way" pointed
out to them by which they can get
is their disabilities removed. TIe styles
sthis "an unexplained outrage," and
s says concerning this alleged favoritism
to Democratic voters that it "implies
Swrongful .complicity, involving false
swearing on the part of the voter, or its
illegal omission and perjury on the
supervisors; but these are venial of
efenses for which Bourbon public opinion
e offers ready and full absolution."
gMr. Bravton reiterates his former
astatements~as to the way in which the
present condition of affairs came about,
"as given in his last year's letter to Sena
tor Win. E. Chandler, and charges the
eDemocratic party with conspiracy and
various other things which he prefaces
with strong adjectives.
eHe makes the following statement:
"On the last election day there was
picked up in the public road in Oconee
8Conty a batch of thirty-six blank
registration certificates, duly signed
by the Supervisor, N. C. McDonald,
~.with their serial number exceeding No.
6,000, though there are less thans 3,000
voters all told in the county, which
shows how liberally they (the certifi
cates) have been issued."
Continuing he says: "But dovetail
ing with the registration iniquity are
t the other abhorrent features of the law
e whbich serve to crash out the remaining
y vitality of the remnant of Republicans
e who have been able to qualify them
e selves to vote."
e Alluding to the eight-box law, he
e charges that "the purpose of these nu
merous boxes is to confuse and entrap
y the illerate Republicans," and alleges
that though the law says managers
a shall give information as to the boxes,
"these officers are always biased and
1 generally hostile, and no reliance can
is be p laced upon their answers."
r He says the provision for drawing
a out the excess of ballots ,"is nowv held
y in reserve to meet any emergency,"
and, alluding to the alleged fact that
Repubiicans became posted as to the
location of the eight boxes used, says,
"the managers speedily took to shift
ing them, and soon becameso expert
that they could change their places
y with professional dexterity, and then
& would revel isi the fun which the blun
e ders afforded."
t .In concluding his remarks on this
l subject, Mr. Brayton says: "But while
t the direct result of this foui and nau
l seating fraud has been to paralyze the
a Republicans, the reflex consequence on
e the Democratic party and society has
a been teriible and deplorable. It has
-undermined tbe mora1 standards and
2 safe-guards, occasioned party apathy
- and bred ring rule. Citizens are fa
l miliarized with the noxious crimes per
it taning to elections, and are taught to
- regard fraudulent acts and corrupt
practices as neither debasing nor con
taminating. A false code of morals is
created, and public opinion is de
5 Death Benefit Paid.
r[Columbia Register 12th.]
Thm~ugh the treasurer of the local
jlodgeof the American Legion of Honor,
Mr. Win. Cronenberg, the widow of the
late Mr. John Neice, who was a muem
ber of the order, was yesterday paid
$2,000, the amount of the death benefit
Do Not Snffer Any Longer. I
~Knowing that a cough can be checked
- in a day, and the first stages of con
-sumption broken in a week, we hereby
. garantee Dr. Acker's English Remedy
- for Consumption, and will refund the
money to all who buy, take it as per di
-Irections, and do not find our statement
correct. Sold by P. Robertson, New
riz -fonths In the History of the Y. M. C. n
A. of Newberry. E
In making a report of the work of t
>ur Association during the past six a
nouths, I find it difieult to crowd into t,
he brief space allotted me all that is t:
vorthy of mention; and will pass over d
nany incidents of minor importance
Lndonly mention those things which v
o omit would be an injustice to the I
sssociation, as well as to the noble men i
md women who have helped us in this t
First, let us look at the condition of
>ur Association as it appeared to a
tranger on the first of July: From the
;treet could be seen broken and dirty
windows, decorated with faded calico
-urtains that once were red. A card
ung inside the glass door with the in
eription, "walk in;" but the door was
ocked ! The inside presented a spec
acle scarcely less gloomy and repelling
-chairs, f ables, booss, magazines, and
-dust, were scat ered in confusion all
>ver the room; which was now ooly
)peaed for the one weekly meeting.
he floor was bare, the walls naked,
;tained, and scratched.
As a carpenter is judged by his tools,
1o our Association work at that time
,an be fairly est'mated to have been in
,he sameshiftless and neglected condi
tion as the rooms. Its constitutio i was
aot in such shape as to admit it to
representation at the State Inter
ational Conventions, and very
eagie and unprom'sing were the lines
f work into which it had embarked.
But w'll turn from this gloomy scene
to one which we trust will be more
pleasing: Our Board of Managers early
felt the need of having some place as a
recognized home for the Association.
The Library and Rooms Committee
were authorized to co operate with .he
General Secretary in iepairing and fit
trg up our rooms; and soon what had
been as gloomy and uninviting a place
as could be found, was changed, under
a little judicious expenditure of labor
and means, into one of the most attrac
tive places of resort for young men to be
found in our city.
The place was nea;ly covered wiLh
matting; the walls and ceiling were
freshly pai&ed and kalsomined; news
papers and magazines were placed on
file; and, in short, everything within
the very limited means of the Associa
tion was done to render the rooms cozy,
and to give our visitois an "at home"
During November (in which month
only a record was kept), the average
number of visitors daily was 16. In
December, while no record was kept,
we believe the attendance was equally
Within the past six months, forty
four Gospel Meetings for men only have
been held, with a total attendance of
Seven social gatherings and mass
meetings have been held in the rooms
(with one excepLion) with an appropri
ate average au.endance of 50. These
meetings have been for the purpose of
bringing our member s in..o closer social
relations to each other, a-.d in acquaint
ing and interesting the public with our
work. Music, 'readings, recitations,
lectures, addresses, coinmittee reports,
etc., have been used to render them
pleasant and instructive.
About two monthis ago several of our
young men met in the rooms and dis
cussed the advisability of starting a
Gymnasium in connection with our
Association work. As a result of this
subsequent effort on the part of these
young men, the Gymnasium was regu
larly opened by New Year's day, and
now has an equipment valued at $110,
and a membership of 34; and has classes
four days each week, in which instruc
tion is given by the General Secretary,
with an average attendance of six; but
this number is growing rapidly.
We believe that the Gymnasium in
our Association is a decided addition to
its usefulness, and that it is destined to
be the most effectual medium through
which the young men of our town can
be reached and benefited.
At a recent meeting of the Board of
Managers a committee was appointed
to t ake some action in regard to secur
ing an organ for the Association. We
are glad to learn that there has been
purchased a splendid instrument,
which will be in the rooms in a very
There are many other instances that
could be cited which would show
marked progress and increased useful
ness, but space will not permit of more.
I feel that increased popularity and
deepeed confidence are sufficient evi
dence, in this conservative community,
of true merit.
Our suecess is not due alone to the
faithful work of a few, but to the sym
pathy and hearty co-operation on the
part of the community at large in all
our undertakings. For the the gratui
tious use of the rooms we now occupy,
we feel deeply grateful. The ladies lof
the community have very generally
aided our work financially, and have
lent their talent toward making our
social gatherings more pleasant and at
From week to week there have been
published in each of our newspapers
notices of our meetings and other mat
ters of interest to our members, which
have been almost indispensable; and
our warmest thanks are tendered the
editors for their kind favors.
Our young men's meetings have been
regularly served with good music by
oe of our members, whose aid cannot
be over estimated. Who does not enjoy
the clear, accurate leadership of a
trained hand and voice? Let him keep
silence while we express our apprecia
tion of this kindly service.
The degree of success that has at ten
ded our labors in the past should stimu
late us to higher efforts in the future.
Let us not think that our work is done
when we have once won the favor and.
regard of our community; but remem
ber that to keep it we must still strive
to attain higher things and better re
sults than ever before. Increased capa
bility always brings increased responsi
bility; and we must not ignore this fact.
We have labored in the past under
many difficulties, discouraging and.
almost disheartening at ti mes-uncon
genial quarters, little meains, and a
doubting indifferent public; still our
movement and our watch word has been
Members of the Y. M. C. A. of New-.
berry, it is ours to show to this commu
nit hat we man buine that we are
ere to stay, and to do good; then you
iay be sure of their support. Itis ours
o show to the community that we are
utgrowing our present quarters, and
hat we deserve better things; and then
hey will be not slow to give us our
May a wise Providence guide our t
rork, and may our growth in the past 1
e but an earnest of the usefulness to t
rhich we are to attain in future. And
o His name be all the praise. Amen.
J\o. T. NICHOLAS,
Festival at Johnstone Academy.
o the Editor o. The Herald and News:
As none of the editors were at our
ntertainment, we, in justice to those
vh contributed to its success, will 1
ive a few dots. Friday evening proved
nost propitious in every respect, and
joyous occasion to our community.
Che atmosphere was dry and just cool
nough to be bracing. The moon shone
vith a soft, silvery light, and all nature
eemed to be in unison with our feel
ngs. The young people, joyous souls,
ere jubilant, and the old folks, like
rour writer, almost forgot that forty
rears were a burden.
Johnstone Academy was the scene of
>ur festivities. At an early hour the
:owd began to gather, even mothers
with their babies. Unlike most of peo
)le, we like to see the babies every
where. It is a sure sign that mothers
re out with their children. Would
;ht more mothers would give their
resence and influence to their chil
Soon the house was full and we felt
lad that so many had shown an in
;erest in the school.
Our exercises consisted of recitations
nd music. Misses Jo. and Sarah
Langford, and Messrs. Lathan and
Edwards furnished us -music. The
usic was fine and soul inspiring. We
)nce thought we could sing, "The
Field of Monterey" and "Brave Volun
teer." We know now that we did not
know what music was. "Is ignorance
The young ladies of the school gave
their recitals, but we, the teachers, will
submit it to others as to merit.
Mr. Silas Johnstone gave "Dying
alone and Wearily Waiting" most
pathetically. He then read a private.
letter with which we were struck. Oh,
this clause! "Did advice teach like ex
perience, how differently life would be
spent." Mr. Johnstone also gave a
parody on "The Raven," which was
most amusing. Mr. Lathan gave
"Sockery," which pleased every one,
and "A sleep by the Switch," which
was much appreciated. We were glad
the latter proved only a dream. Rev.
J. C. Boyd and Dr. Reid did us good
service. Thanks to every one for the
kindness shown, and service given.
The only thing to mar the evening
was some thoughtless boys throwing
fire crackers, which frightened women
and horses. We know them, but have
more respect for their parents, who
were not with them, than to write their
names. Suffice it to say they were not
pypils of Johnstone Academy.
J. A. L.
The Joint Leglaative Session Elects Re
HACTFORD. CONN., Januar'y J
Both Hoi'ses 'of the Legislature met in
joint session th:s forenoon to elect state
ofeers. an election by the people hav
ing failed. The following shows the
-esult of balloting:
Governor, M. G. Bulkeley, Republi
can. 139; Luzon B. Morris, Democrat,
95. Lieutenant Governor, Samuel E.
Me: wio, Republican, 166; John S.
Kirkham, Democrat, 92. Secretary of
Stae. Ri. Jay Walsh, Republican, 166;
Henry A. -Bishop, Democrat, 94. Treas
urei, E. S. Henry, Republican, 164: J.
G. Martin, Democrat, 92. Comptroller,
John B. Wright, Republican, 158;
Michael S. Stub, Democrat, 93.
Messes. Bulkeley, Merwin, Walsh,
Henry and Wright were declared duly
Three Men Pegarded as Sure for Cabnet
INDIANAPOLIS, January 11.-Daniel
Burton, of New York, who called on
General Harrison yesterday. says: "If
I were going to guess at the men cer
tain to be in the Cabinet, I would say
three of them would be Blaine, Miller
The total absiinence ladies are im
portuning Mrs. Harrison to discontinue
the use of wine at the White House.
General Harrison received only a few
callers this morning, and is making an
effort to catch up with. his correspon
dence. Tlhis afternoon a delegation
from Richmond, Va., consisting of
Judge Edmund Waddell, B. T. Mc
Cue and J. S. Bethel arrived and pre
sented the claims of General Mahone
for a Cabinet position. . They brought
with them an endorsement of Mahone
by fifty Republican members of the
General Assembly of Virginia.
Narrow Escape of a Traia.
WASHINGTox, January 13.-Passen
sengers who arrived to-night on the
Piedmont Air Line from the.South re
port a deliberate attempt to wreck the
train last night near the western
border of South Carolina. The train
left Atlanta'at 6.15 p. in., and while
coming down the mountain at great
speed between Fredala and Westminster
suddenly collided with an obstruction,
throwing the passengers out of their
seats and badly damaging the cars.
Upon investigation it was found that
an oak tie had been placed upright on a
high trestle over a ravine~and that two
large stones had also been placed upon
the track. The rate of speed at which
the train was going, however, broke
the tie in twain and ground the
stones to atoms. The passengers say
that the high speed of the train was the
only thing that averted a great disas
A Horrible Death.
[Special to Charleston World.]
SOCAsTEE, Horry Co., January 13.
News of a most horrible accident has
been received here hy wire from Port
Harrelson, this county. Yetserday a
little son of John Davis, colored, fell
into a bin of boiling rosin at the dis
tillery of J. E. Dusenhury & Co., and
was literally cooked alive before help
could reach him. Tbe child was only
ahout 6 years old, and was horribly
burned. Jm. F.D.
Why Women Fade.
Woen lose their beauty because
colds undermine their life. Dr. Acker's
English Remedy for Consum ption is an
absolute cure. Sold by P. Robertson,
SHLoH'S VITALIZER is what you
need for Constipation, Loss of Appetite,
Dizziness, and all symptoms of Dys
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Bibles, Hymn Books, Engravings,
Oil Painting, etc., etc. Come and see
EIGHT BARROOMS FOB CHESTER.
) to Who Keep Whiskey "For Medi
i urposes" Must Take Out the Beg
[From t6l Register.](
CHESTER, January 12.-For the past c
nolath the. main topic of discussion has th
ieen the re-openingof the bars in Ches
er. The recent. ActOof the Legislature
epeals the prohibiiy -law in force in
his County since 1882, and authorizes .
he Town Council to issue license o 3]
nd af.er 15th inst., under certain re
trictlons and regulations. A petition
br an election as provided in the bill
was talked of but did not material- TI
ze. Under the terms of the bill the
ruggists who keep whiskey "'>r medi
linal purposes" cannot sell except they
irst take out license. What they will
lo "doth not yet appear," but in all
>robability the courts wiil have to
lecide upon the constitutionality of the e
aw. It is believed thac within the next b
hirty days, Chester w'll have at least a!
.ight regularly licensed ba rooms. The ia
council will very likely fix the license F<
it $G00-the miaimuin prescribed in C,
he law-which will give us a some- b
what plethoric treasury of about $5,000 s
from this source alone. At least two F
more policemen will be added to the L
force. With this increase of revenue la
tothe towL, many improvements of
which the place stands in need can be q1
Kaolin at Rock Hill. fi
Considerable excitement has been g
created at Rock Hill by the discovery
of inexhaustible deposits of kaolin in
the vicinity of the town. The deposits
are said to be of the purest quality and S
cover an area of several miles. Steps
will be taken at once to bring the mat
ter to the attention of experts, and, it
is said, that a local company, composed F
of leading business men, will be formed
to work the beds of kaolin.
When the eyes bacome weak or the
lids inflamed and sore, a disordered sys
tem or a scrofulous condition of the o
blood is i.idicated, for which Ayer's b
Sarsaparilla is the best remedy. It in- a
vigorates and vitalizes the blood and' d
expels all humors. a
Ayer's :Hair Vigor improves the J
beauty of the hair and promotes its S
growth. It prevents the accumulation ri
of dandruff, cleanses the scalp, and re- I
stores a natural color to gray hair. n
Have you re seived Ayer's Almanac t
for the new year? J
A Woman's Discovery.
"Another wonderful discovery has been 'q
made and that too by a lady in this country.
Disease fastened its clutches upon her and I
for seven years she withstood its severest -
tests,but her vital organs were undermined 1
and death seemed imminent. For three a
months she coughed incessantly and could
not sleep. She bought of us a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consumption and
was so much relievyd on taking frst dose f
that she slept all night and with one bottle s
has been miraenlously cured. Her name is
Mrs. Luther Lutz." Thus write W. C. Ham
rick & Co., of Shelby, N. C.-Get a free trial t
bottle at Cofield & Lyons' Drug Store.
The Verdict Unanimous
W. D. Sult, Druggist. Bippus. Ind., testifes:
"I can recommen'd Electric Bitters as the
very bes:. remedy. Every bottle sold has
given relief in every case. One man took six
bottles, and was cured of Rheumatism of 10
years' standing." Abraham Hare, druggist,
Bellville, Ohio, affirms: -The beat selling
medicine I have ever handled in my )0 years'
experience, is Electric Bitters." Thousands of
others have added their testimony.- so that
the verdict is unanimous that Electric Bitters 4
do cure all diseases ot the. Liver, Kidneys or
Blood. Only a half dollar a bottle at Cofield .
A Lyons' Drug Store. - 7-211t.
Jucklen's Armesa Salve.4
-The Best Salve in the world for Cuts. Sores, 1
Bruises, Ulcers, Salt Rheurn, Fever Sores, Tet-2
ter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains, ~Cornsan
all Skin Eruptions. and positively cures
Piles or no pay- required. It is guaranteed to
give perfect satisfaiction. or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. For sale .by Conleld &
. January, 16th 1889. j
,TOTICE is hereby given, that under
.L~ "An Ordinance creating a fire de
partment for the town of.Newberry, S.1
C.,'' the 6th An nual Fire Tax of one mill
on all ta:xable property in said town1
will be due ;and payable between the
15th February and 15th March, 1889.
For the purpose of receiving said tax,
I will be in my office each day from 9
to 3 o'clock, during said time.
By order of Council,
J. S. FAIR,
C. & T. T. C. N.
CONTRACTS TO LET.
OFFICE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS,
l\fEwBERRY, S. C., Jan. 12, 1889. f
ON Saturday, February 2nd, at 10
o'clock, a member of the Board of
County Commissioners will be at
O'Neall's Mill on Bush River, to re-let
the contract for building the bridge at
On Friday, February 8th, at 10
o'clock, a member of the Board will be
at Henderson's Ferry on Enoree River
to let the contract for keeping the ferry.
In each case the right is reserved to
reject all bids.
By order of the Board of County
GEO. B. CROMER, Clerk.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
COURT COMMON PLEAS.
Jacob M. Wheeler and Daniel B.
Wheeler, Executors, Plaintiffs, vs.
George Metze, Defendant.
BY virtue of an execution in the
1)above stated case to me directed,
I1 will sell at Newberry Court House,
on the first Monday in February next,
being the 4th day of said month, all that
tract or parcel of land, situate, lying
and being in said county and State,
containing Forty-Eight (48) Acres,
more or less, and bounded bylands of
John Metze, Calvin Metze, Joseph Bo
land. Michael l3owers and others.
Levied upon as the property of George
Metze, Defendant, to pay and satisfy
Terms Cash. Purchaser to pay for
pape.W. WV. RISER,
Shleriff Newberry County.
Sheriff's Office, January 12, 1889.
any dealer says he haa theW. L.Dugn
'es without name and pries e
W. L DOUCLAS
$3 SHOE CEN LMEN.
Best in the world. Examine isa
8.00 GENUINE HAND-SEWED SHOE.
4.00 HAND-SEWED WELT SHOE.
83.50 POLICE AND FARMERS' SHOE.
82.50 EXTRA VALUE CALF SHOE.
2.25 WORKINGMAN'S SHOE.
2.00 and 81.75 BOYS' SCHOOL SHOES.
ARl made in Congress, Button and Lace.
W. L. DOUCLAS
$3 SHOE LADIES.
Best Material. Eest Stye Best Pitting.
FOR . L E PA 1~. l J&11E.'ON,
UR books will be open until Feb
ruary 15, 1889, for settlement of
counts. All accounts not paid by
en will be placed in the hands of a
ial Justice for collection or suit. ...
I. H. HUNT,
Manager Hunt's Book Store.
['ATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA;
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-I
COMMON PLEA S.
iomas V. Wicker and T. M. Lake.
Ex'ors Henry Koon, deceased, Plain
tTs, vs. Dorothea R. Nance et al:,
3 Y order of the Court herein, dated
3d Dec., 1885 1 will sell at public
itcrv before the Court House at New
on the First Monday in Febru
y, 1889. all that tract Or plantation of
nd, containing Two Hun<red and
:rty-nine Acres, more or less, in the
eua.y a.ad StaLe aforesaid, bounded
r lands of Daniel Buzhardt, John
.oan, es te of Robert Caldwell, H. H.
olk, Tract No. 2. of the said John P.
uzha-dt's land, and the Poor House
TER': S: The puchaser So be re
ii-ed Lo pay one-half the purchase
toney in cash, and to secure the bal
lce payable at one year, with interest
om day of sale, by bond and a mo -t
'ge of the premies. The purchaser
pay for all papers.
SILAS JOHNSTON E. Master.
Master's Office, 11 Js .., 1839.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.-IN
rick Company, Plaintiffs, vs. Jas. H. -2
Dennis et al., Defendants.
Y order of the Court herein, dated
22 Dec., 1887, I will sell at public
atcry before the Court House at New
erry, on the First Monday in Febru
ry, 1889, in one or more parcels, as in
icated by plats thereof to be exhibited
t the sale, all that plantation or tract
f land, the property of the defendant,
as. H. Dennis, in the County and
tate aforesaid, on the waters of Bush
ver and Scott creek, containing (243)
'wo Hundred and Forty-three Acres;
aore or less, and bounded by lands of
be estate of Moses Coppock, deceased,
. J. Paysinger, and estate of Mrs.
'aroline Teague, deceased.
TERMs: The purchaser will be re
uired to pay in cash one-half of the
urchase money, and to secure the
alance payable at twelve months with
iterest from the day of sale by a bond
nd mortgage of the premises, and to
ay for papers.
$s? The. pucchaser failing within
ive days to comply with the terms of
ale, the property will be resold at his
isk on the next succeeding Saleday
SILAS JOHNSTON E,. Master.
Master's Office, 11 Jan., 1889.
TATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY-IN
THE PROBATE COURT.
'. H. Dominick, as Administrator. of
the Personal Estate of J.Frank Miller,
deceased, Plaintiff, against Alice E.
Miller and others, Defendants.
omplaint to marshall assets, sell land
to aid in Payment of-Debts.
P URSUANT to an order of the
Court herein, I will sell at-public
>utry at Newberry Court House, on
he First Monday (4th day) of Febru
ry, 1889, the following real estate of
which the said J. Frank Miller die'd
ized and possessed, situate in New
erry County: All that tract or parcej..
f land, containing Ninety-nine ..id
me-fifth (99 1-5) Acres, more or less,
md bounded qy lands of Win. M. Dor
oh, Dorsey Gary, J. M. Livingston,
[hos. S. Blair, and Bela R. Mangum,
whereon is situated a Grist and Four
Terms: One-third cash, balance on a
~redit of one and two years, in equal
inual installments, with interest from
lay of sale; credit portion to be secured
)y a bond of the purchaser and mrort
lage of the premises sold. Purchaser
: pay for papers.
J. B. FEL LERS,
January 9, 1889. J. P. N. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLIlNA,
COUNTY OF NEWBERRY.
Fench C. Pool, Plaintiff, againist Wmn.
Y. Fair, Defendant.
BY virtue of an execution in the
Labove stated case, and sundry
ther executions against said defen
lant, to me directed, I will sell at New
erry Court House, on the first Mon
lay in February next; being the fourth
lay of said month, at public outcry, to
;he highest bidder, all the interest of
Wn. Y. Fair in the following real es
All that tract or parcel of land situ
Lte, lying and being in the County of
ewberry. 'State aforesaid, containing
3ne Hunrdred and Eighty (180) Acres.
nore or less, and bounded by lands of
D. W. Barre, J. Z. Abrams, estate S.
Merchant, estate D. N. Coates and
Also, all the interest of the said Win.
Y. Fair in one other tract or planta
ion of land situate, lying and being ia
said County of Newberry and State
foresaid, containing Three Hundred
md Thirty-five (33.5) Acres, more or
Less, and bounded by lands of E. 8.
Doppock, estate W. B. McKellar, J. P.
Pool, Os. WVells and others.
L1evied on and to be sold as the pro
perty of Win. Y. Fair, defendant, to
atisfy said executions.
TERMS CASH. Purchaser to pay for
papers. W. W. RISER,
-Sheriff N. C.
Sheriffis Office, January 9, 1889.
HARRY H. BLEASE.
Attorney at Law,
NEWBERRY; S. C.
Office-Rooms 5 and 6 over the store
of Smith & Wearn.
AS. K, P.8SISAHS. W. H. HUNT, JR.
GOGGIANS & HUNT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
Office on Lawi Range.
H AVING leased the large and cen
trally located house, formerly
the Fallaw HIous~e. I have opened a
first-hiss .Boarding House and will
kep the table supplied with the best
the market affords, and I can assure all
that the cooking cannot be surpassed.
Good air" rooms.
I solicit the generous patr~onage of
the local and traveling public.
MRS. B. H. 1.0VELACE.
I W ILL sell to the highest bidder, on
ISaturday, the 19th day of January,
S', at 12 M., at Newberry Court
Hos'e, S. C., by virtue of' au.hority to
me giv'en ini a chattel m:ortgage, dated
1st of May, 1888, by Thomas M. Adair,
0O e .?oub~ie-se'aIed Buggy. good as new,
Oe ext ra sett D)ouble H aruecss, and one
Bay Mule. aged aboui; eighteen or
twenty mionths. Levied on at the suit
of Fant & Buford.
J. W. SMITH, Agent.
January 4th, 1889.
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