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ELBERT H. ACLL, Proprietors.
W X. P. HOUSEA L, P i
ELBERT H. AULL. EITOR.
FIVE DAYS IN THE LAND OF FLOW
While the snow covered Newberr;
earth a month ago the writer spen
five days of rest and serene quiet it
the:rich agricultural section of Flor
ida, and but for the want of time since
his return would have earlier note<
some impressions of his limited vaca
Now, however, during the absence o:
the writer who fills this space with
editorials on political events which be
leaguer all newspapers in our State, I
propose to take advantage of the opper
tunity and eschew politics for one week,
although I will say that the South
Carolinians whom I met in Florida
look with pity upon our conglomera
tion in this State.
My journey to Florida was by rail on
the popular Florida Central and Penin
sular road, which runs two fast trains,
in conjunction with the.R. & D., from
New England to all points in Florida.
To say that the trip is made rapidly is
proved when you know that leaving
Columbia at about 2 o':lock in the
night you eat breakfast in Jacksonville
and dinner at Gainesville, three hun
dred miles away. Their trains are
composed of the finest cars in the land,
-- - -- with all the comforts of a parlor, ele
gantly fitted up, and there are no tedi
ous stoppages or delays on any train on
their line. The train which leaves
Columbia at 1 o'clock in the day is far
more elegant than the "Fast Mail,"
upon which I made a most comfortable
trip. But The Herald and News will
keep you regularly posted about the
"F. C. & P."-the popular roate to
My first impression of Florida was
that water,was all over it instead of
water being all under Florida. The
oldest inhabitant said I struck the State
in its worst spot-the section of swamps
and in the midst of an usual rainy sea
The first sight of orange groves was
obtained at Starke, which is more
noted, however, for strawberries and
Japanese "medlars"-a species of plum
-than for any other fruits.
To be rapidly wafted from ice and
snow to a clime where the mercury was
up in the seventies was a novelty I had
never before experienced, but arriving
at Gainesville I saw barefooted chil
dren on their way from school, and tf e
merchants lounging in their stores like
on a summer day in Newberry.
Gainesvilleis a beautiful city of about
5,000 inhabitants, with a splendid sys
tem of water worksjust completed, and
by a trial of which the day before a
stream of water by pressure from the
stand pipe had been thrown over the
gilded eagle which surmounts the tower
of the building, the tallest in the g
Gainesville is the -county seat of
Alachna County, the richest agricul-n
tural section of Florida. The truck a
farms in the vicinity of Gainesville can a
be viewed from the tower of the court
house, and present a novel and beauti- i
ful sight to one accustomed to a land
scape of cotton. The fields appear in qi
cabbage all regularly pianted as to dis- c<
tance and maturing all about one size. f
The other crops I did not have an op
unity to observe as closely, but
roduced here in abund
* ance. Gaines'
Fourteen miles db
was my objective p ere I a
rived, after a half d. oainesill
just as the long grey moss looked il
most sombre hue in the gathering tw
light. I could not but imagine ther
as I did whenever traveling throug
the woods, that in the hanging moss
could see the dim outline of statel
cathedrals and ruined castles, for thei
is no undergrowth to obstruct the vie'
-nothing but the moss covered oal
and tall pines at whose base flouris
theeight-petaled white daisy,the purpi
and the white verbena, the red popp
and the feathery fern, without the ni
cessity of man's training hand as1
their growth, making truly manifer
the words of Him who said: "Considi
fhNlilies of the field how they grow
they toil not neither do they spin.
The yellow jasmine was just burstin
forth in its glory, and with the balm
breath of spring perfumed with th
delightful odorof orange blossoms,Floi
ida was surely a retreat which even fc
five days recuperated body and mzin<
For the labor bestowed the husbanc
man in this section of Florida is re
warded with larger returns than an3
where in this country according to m,
personal knowledge. No fertilizer <
any kind is necessary for the land, an
none is used. On land which had bee
cultivated for ten years in succession
thirty bushels of corn, or thirty bushel
of oats, or 200 pounds of long staple (lin1
cotton are (not can be) produced pe
- acre, and potatoes. pindars, etc., wit
At Alachua, my quiet retreat, ther
are many Carolinians, who have move
there in the last twenty years, and the
are all prosperous and happy. The
know no liens and are iudependent i~
their farms and are enjoying rural lif
in its true sense. Thbey would not ex
change places to-day with the mot
prosperous planter in the Palmett
State. The leading merchant a
Alachua told me that out of all th
farmers, with one or two exceptions
he could not name any who did nc
own the land and the stock he worked
and the "exceptions" were on a cdes
way to become independent very soor
There are drawbacks to life in Floi
ida, but my prejudice as to these wa
'almost entirely removed after a per
sonal observation. I bad cherished m-'
prejudice for years; in a day it van
ished to a great degree. It was toi
early in the season for an ex perienc
with the inhabitants which it is sai
make populous the sand; but they ar
there, and one must not look for all
round blessings in any one portion o
the globe, for gifts of mind and bod;
as well are diversified in human exist
3Milk and butter is a scarce article it
i the spring, for the cows wander it
the woods to seek the fresh grass tha
springs up abundantly on the "burns,'
patches of territory on whieh dry gras:
.as been swept by fire, intentional oz
accidental. The cheerful housewifE
d;.es not mourn the absence of thecow,
for the juice af the sour orange she use
for milk in bread-baking, and an excel
lent one it is-superior in my op-nion.
In the summer horses and cattle
thrive on the beggar weed, which af
fords splendid pasturage and butter
and milk is plentiful.
The water supply is the most sei ious
thing I found existing in Florida.
The wells are from 75 to 100 feet deep,
and lime water prevails everywhere
The cisterns afford water us-ful for the
The native orange of Florida is known
1 as the "bitter sweet." Its rind is rough
and the seed cells are titter, but the
pulp is sweet and very juicy. The
sweet variety is not as'prolific in Alach
ua County as farther south in the
orange belt where the fogs rising from
tha lakes protect ,he trees from the
About 5,000,000 boxes, at $1.00 a box,
have been shipped from Florida this
season, and 100,000 boxes yet on hand.
This means $5,000,000 that have gone
into Florida, from oranges alone, and
it must be profitable at .aese figures.
I regret that limited time prevented a
circuit of the orange belt, but as Bill
Arp's letters-excellent ones they were
-have appeared in The Herald and
News-it would not have been neces
sary for me to have descibed the
The pine forests in Florida are vast
in extent, and afford the finest timber
in the country. It is sawed into lum
ber and shipped to the markets of the
world. A sale of 6,000 acres for .$30,000
cash was made to a big saw-mill owner
in Alachua a few days before my visit.
He has now enough timber, I was told,
to keep his saw-mill running at its
present capacity for fifteen years. After
the timber has been cut and the land
put into cultivation, it is the best in
the country for agricultural purposes,
.nd thus with good land, the people,
work about one-1 hird as hard as we do a
a South Carolina, get about three
hirds better living than our farmers as
t general thing, and have plenty of t
;ime to fish and hunt, and be sociable i
ith their neighbors amidst the breezes
hat ever blow from ocean or gulf,
ising at nine o'clock and lulling at i
unrise next day, making the early li
ours of morn the most unendurable b
f the day.
These impressions are noted as the I
reath of the blizzard has swept the .
ruits and the fields in- Newberry on
Mster Monday night. Not quite a
2onth ago I stood on the stree~ts of d
iainesville and admired the flower ~
ardens of that pretty little city. They ~
rere resplendent with pansies, and w
etunias, and phlox. It was a sum- as
xer's day, the second week in March, A
SI bade farewell to Florida scenes
retreat from the turmoil of political
ections and the cares of life for a sea- st
n. , 1 hope that in the absence of a di
eader" on the industrial or politicalIt
iestions that usually adorn thesef m
iumns, the reader has felt .'repaid for
Ilowing the run of my per? a .r
. r. H.
~, is -SENATOR COLQUITT.
.. Distinguished Georgian Sinks to Bes
Surrounded by his Family and Friends
C He Record as a soldier and a State
s WASHINGTON, March 2.-Senato
-Colqpitt died at his residence at 220 A
stree , Southeast, this city, at 7.1
'o'clock this morning. The end wa
Squiet and peaceful, and death came a
I if the Senator was dropping into sleep
y He had been sinking gradually a]
e night. -A t 3 o'clock this morning, th
entire right side became totally para
Vlyzed and after that it was evident t<
s all that death was at best a question o
a hours only. The entire family excep
e a daughter, Mrs. Newell of Milledge
ville, Ga., where present, as were als<
f' the family of his colleague, Senato:
Gordon, who were summoned wher
o the attack occurred at 3 o'clock. Th'
funeral will take place in the Senat
chamber to-morrow morning at
r o'clock and will probably be co'nducte<
by Rev. WV. H. Milburn, chaplain o
'the Senate. He is at present absen
from the city, but has beern telegraphe<
for and will probably arrive in time t<
e Senator Colquitt died a poor man
-entirely dependent upon his salary foi
r support. Before the war he was a ver)
wealthy man, but never recovered fron
-the effects of that blow.
Alfred Holt Colquitt was horn it
- Waltanx County, Georgia, A pril 20, 1824
and was consequently in hi' 70th year
He was graduated at Princeton in 1844
-studied law and was admitted to the
F bar, in 184.5. He served during the
,i Mexican war as a staff offleer, with th<
rant'-f Major. Ia 18.52, he was electec
to Congress as a Democrat, serving one
3 term. He was a member of the Seces.
,sion Convention of Georgia and enteret
s the Confederate army as Captain. Late
he was chosen Colonel of the Sixtl
Georgia In fantry; promoted to Briga
r dier General and after serving som4
- time in that grade,was commissioned
Major General. I'n 1876 he was electec
Governor of Georgia for four years, a
the expiration of which term he wa
Sre-elected for two years under the new
I Constitution. He was then elected t<
the United States Senate and re-electec
Governor Tilman for the United State:
t The first formal announcement o:
Governor Tpillman that he will b.e
candidate for the United States Senat4
is conti.ined in the following lette:
which he wrote to the committee or
in vitations of the Spartan burg meeting
r held last Saturday:
State of South Carolina,
Columbia, S. C., 1804.
-Messrs. E. C. Allen, Jos. Gentry. J. D.
Leonard, M1. P. Patton, L. E. Farley
Gentlemen: Having already public.
- for the office of Governor this year,J
am somewhat surprised at your invita
tion to address the mass meeting at
ISpartan burg as sucb on 24th March.
must respectfully decline to addresx
you on that day, but will do myself the
honor of appearing before the citizens
of your county at some future day as a
. candidate for the United States Senate.
Thanking you for your courteey, I am
OUR CONSUL TO PERR.A3IBUCO.
Air. J. Malcolm Johnstone Presented wit
a Cane-HiR Friends Show Their Appre
ciation by Holding a Public Meeting.
Last Friday evening the Johnston,
Literary Society had a meeting a
Johnstone Academy for the purpose c
honoring their distinguished fellow
citizen in a substantial manner. Th<
following gentlemen by invitation tool
part in the proceedings:
Geo. B. Cromer presided.
Judge J. S. Reid delivered the ad
dress of welcome.
Col. W. H. Hunt, Jr., made the re
Rev. W. W. McMorries presented the
cane with an address as follows:
REV. MCMORRIS' ADDRESS.
It falls to my lot to perform the most
pleasant part in the programme of the
I hold in my hand a cane, and am in
the name of others to give it away.
The man who is to receive it is not to
have it vigorously applied to his back,
but gently placed in his hand.
So the sight of it should not alarm
him as a cane once did Charles Sum
ner when he saw Preston Brooks ad
The intrinsic value. of this cane is
nothing wonderful, all the gold of
opher was not used in its making,
neither by its formation is diamond
made less scarce, yet there is enough
that is tangible and visible about it to
express, though in a feeble way the love
and respect which this community
entertain for the Hon. J. M. John
For the members of a family to give
to one of their number who is going
away some token of regard is nothing
unusual, but for a community to meet,
especially at this busy season of the
year, and thus publicly honor one of
her citizens is not at all a common
When it is done there is some unu
sual worth, such as an iilustrious name,
an unsullied life.
Did I not know you, Mr. J., I would
conclude that it was rather to honor
the memory of your distinguised father,
Chancellor Job Johnstone, in honor of
whom this building was named. No,
it- is not simply because our fathers
loved and honored your father that we
thus meet and publicly honor you, but
it is because we love you and are hon
oring ourselves in thus honoring you.
We tried you afew years ago as a law
maker, and we found you ever ready to
do the right. We can truthfully say
that no demand was made by your con
atituenc;, to which you did not most
'heerfully respond. And we never
2eard of you making a promise to a
>olitical friend or enemy that you did
lot redeem or a pledge that you did not
ulfill. And when you came home, it
vas a surprise to us that you claimed
io credit for * hat had been done, but
atber apologized and almost asked for
iveness for not having passed a law
hat would feed us as well as pay our
axes. We found you while an exceed
ogly modest man, yet a legislator of
ery positive and strong convictions.
But if your record in the House as a
rw maker were blotted out, if your
fe as a leader amongst us had not been
ved, you would still be remembered
y us as a citizen and a gentleman.
We want you to take the cane with
ou to Brazil.
When Jacob of old left home for
adan Aram, a staff was all the equip- r
lent of the wanderer, and yet that
urney was to him a most joyful one.
May this be so to you.
The very first night hsa in a a
ream angels ascen an desce
g to help him,a~n when he awoke he
romisedGodif He would bless him and k
rain return him, that he would everP
orship Him. So God blessed him and
sain returned' him rich and happy. !S
nd so, Mr. J., if you will but rnake
e same promise to the sameG4
ill bless you and again rtthM
When Brazil to yoner n you.
ale, and when iifeinu-. Jws old an4
es down, may y@jnery novelty thei
w in Babylon~ 'tj like the captiv
e willow a nang your harp- upo
aajure back to Carol
ar eawait you to grow old, an
b"ere to be buried.
In the name of the Jonastone Debal
inig Society I present you this canl
May it help you on to greater honor, t
more deserved success. ,And when ye
are called upon by ahlgher govern mer
than that of earth to go to a journe;
t longer than beyond the gulf, a journe;
from which no traveller ever returnm
may it suggest to you the necessity c
another staff-a brighter, a better char
can sure enough comfort you.
rBe sure and take that better stai
with you on your journey, and yo
will find no valley of the Amazon with~
out a friend, no night there withbou
messengers of love and mercy.
Let God be your portion and the dit
future will cease to disturb and th
calmi assurance of his staff will encour
age you to front the unknown to-mer
Srow, and to travel on in your appointei
way, in great peace and felicity.
May God be with you.
Mr. Johnstone returned his thanks
in -the following speech:
MR. JOHNSTONE'S sPEECH.
Mr. chairmain, neigh bors and friendi
It is vouchsafed to but few men to re
ceive such honor as you have bestowed
upon me this evening. For one's neig~
hors to sssemble in such numbers and
with su.ch unanimity is indeed a com
phiment to .-ny man. This manifesta
tion of your regard has touched m:
bea-t, and woi ds do not come to me ii
which fitly to express the emotion
which have been aroused. When I re
fleet that this reception is tendered b:
those amongst whom my life has beei
spent from infancy to the present time
it makes me rejoice to knew that thes
w ho know me best have respected mi
most. I am glad to meet you here ii
this house named for my revered father
this house which I had the honor ti
bear a small part in establishing-i
work of which I am proud. And nov
let me thank you all for the part eaci
one has taken in this magnificent ova
tion. To the elderly people I exteni
my heartiest thanks, and to the youni
people of the Jobhnstone Literary Sc
cicty I tender a double portion, anid ti
the little children still a l.arger meas
ure. Allow me to say that this hand
some cane which I hold in my han<
shall always be with me a reminde
of that confidence which you have im
posed -in me, and when in that distan
land to which I am about to depart:
shall he weary it will sustain me, anc
it shall typify to my mind the as
sistance which each of you would ren
der were it in your power. And nov
comes the saddest moment of this oc
casion, the time of taking leave o
each other. Yet this has its pleasaui
feature; sad because of departing, an<
pleasant because I now know tha
whben my d.ficial career has been con
eluded I can come back to you, m:
friends, and take my-place in the rank
again. And now I bid you good-by
and invoke the blessing of the God o
heaven upon you a:l.
Mr. Cromer made a few remarks.
A fter which Mr. J. C. Neel offere<
resolutions complimentary to Mr
Johnstone, which were unanimousl:
WHEREAS, Mr. J. M. Johnstone ha
been appointed by President Clevelan<
to go as consul to Pernambuco, Brazil
Resolved, 1st. That we extend to hin
our hearty congratulations on his ap
pointmient o that responsible position
2nd. That while we rejoice in his
success, we feel sad that we are so soo1
to be separated from him.
31. We hereby desire to bear on:
testimony to his worth as a citizer
and as a friend and think the Presi
dent not enly honoredour county but
the State in his appointment. Anu
from our long acquaintance with hinz
a a friend of education. and nnbis
affairs generally, we feel .re that tl
government will be safe in his hanc
b 4th. We assure him that he w
have in his far off work our be
wishes and humble prayers.
5th. That the county papers publt,
There were about two hundred pe
f ple in attendance.
The present is a gold-beaded can
handsome and valuable, inscribed to.
M. J., from the J. L. S., which is higl
ly appreciated by the recipient.
Mr. Johnstone has not quite arrange
his business preparatory to his depa
ture. He has received a letter froi
Hon. Wm. T. Townes, Consul-Gener,
to Brazil, who is now in the Unite
States, asking him to defer his tri
until some time between the 15th <
April and the 1st of May, so that the
may sail together, which Mr. Johr
stone will endeavor to do.
Hunting for a Local.
Where nothing happens, it is bar
to get something. Newberry is ver;
dull this week. It is true that th
pulsations from the Wyoming blizzar(
of last week, or the norther fron
Texas, or the wavelets from the col<
wave of the Mississippi Valley or
Saturday, struck this town aut
wilted the Easter preparations. Bu
there is nothing to write about. I
Newberry was on the Rio Grande
instead of on the two prongs of Scott',
creek, and some Teodola Saen
would fight some Emilio Garcia aboul
a Senorita; or, if some smooth youu
man would victimze our banks and s
few of our wealthy citizens for about
$200,000; or if Newberry was furnish.
ing her quota to the army that is now
marching on to Washington to demand
the free coinage of silver, we could find
something to write about. The nearest
approach to anything to fill up on that
has presented itself in a week is a
sentence in the grand jury's present
ment which goes for the county board
of control for burning their spring and
summer wood; although we do believe
that some party or parties sent a
denunciation of the Seigniorage Bill
to Washington last week. But such
tameness is not what the general pub
lic wants. It wants excitement-run
away marriages, and the like.
Mr. H. Q. Wilson, and family of this
section, spent Saturday night and Sun
day with relatives in the Mac"donia
Hog cholera is still raging in our sec
Some of our ladies will not get many
eggs this summer on account of the
Rev. J. W. Blanton preached a very
nstructive sermon at Bethel chur"h
)n last Sabbath morning.
Some of our early farmer% com
nenced to plant cotton last week. Our
'armers are preparing to plant more corn
bis year. That is exactly right. If
hey would raise more of what they
onsumed, and less cotton, our coun
ry would soon be in a prosperous cop
It is reported that the Press and Re
orter will soon change hands again.
t seems like newspaper business may
e on a boom in our little town as many
rant to invest.
Mr. G. F. Stockman is not running
IS saw mill at present, but is at home
u the farm.
Mr. John L. Cook, who recently
)ok charge of the: Hendrix mill, is
inning iton Tuesdays and Fridag
,The negro doctor or coujy fro
'ort Motte, is sweepingj [ the counti
nd gathering in tNt?ne dollars here ai
;.r.t J AViley Stockmnan recent
"'s~ wild turkey that weighed
~riz9fr. Belton Stockmnan went up
a 1#freenwood on business last week.
rn Mr. Samuel Dominick, of Abbevil
SCounty, spent last Thursday night
On last Saturday .evening the writ
eattended the joint debate at Macedon
eAcademy between the Irby Litera
e Debating Society and the Casper S
-ciety of the Macedonia section. Aft
a drive of eight miles we arrived at ti
Sacademy, and found a large crov
had -already gathered; and still thi
kept coming until the academy w
packed. The debate began abo
8 o'clock. A committee of three w
Sappointed to act as judges, and J.
tMoore acted as President. T be subje
tfor discussion was, "Resolved, which
more pursuasive over the mind of mi
Sthe tears of women or the eloquence
man." The followinir debaters repi
tsented the Catsper Society, and ti
affirmative side of the question: Messi
J. Wesley Amick, Willie H. Arch
and J. Michael Epting. The follos
-ing Irby boys reprsented the negati
tside: Messrs. E. Snowden, Dominic
tZ. Wright, Dennis and Willie ]
SLong. Twenty-five minutes was i
lowed each speaker. The debate we
-very h-it and each side defended the
side of the question ably. The judg
jdecided in favor of thelIrby boys. Tb
is the second time the lI by boys ha'
defeated the Casper boys, who tot
their defeat very bard this time, as v
met them at their own home, and
lowed them to choose their judges at
also gave them five minutes the al
vantage in the length of time. Tb
has been our fourth joint debate at
jwe havebeen victorious every time.
G. B. D.
. - Notes from Excelsior.
- Our school observed Good Friday at
i the children seemed to enjoy the va':
s The farmers in this community ha'
- already planted a good deal of corn.
7 Easter gave us a cool breeze and
nice lit tle rain. The rain came in gooi
,especially for the grain crops.
3 Many an egg changed their color c
e Saturday, oneh to the enjoyment<
a the little folks.
;Miss Ada MIller has been spendir
) a few days with her sister here.
t Sunday afternoon is the time f<
r preaching in the school buiiding.
SMr. R. C. Counts, of the Colleg
-spent Easter at home. Mr. G. W.
I Loadholt, of the same institution, spei
g Saturday night with Mr. Counts, h
- fellow student.
> Quite a number of the young fo!l
- spent Saturday afternoon on Mr. A.
- Nates' croquet yard. The girls pr.
I nounced these games "Easter croque
r ing." -
- We loarn Mr. Charley Wilson ar
t wife will move in the dwelling on M
[ A. M. Counts' place near the scho
- We are told Messrs. J. C. Singley at
- A. A. Singley will erect a gin nery at
Swill be ready for ginning cotton by ti
- coming fall. Glad to note such an ir
f provement in the community. E
t wish these energetic young men muc
t Mr. J. J. Singley had a good mule1
- die about two weeks ago. On Sunds
SMr. Caleb Cook of near Mt. Pilgrit
B had a rood family horse to die. We al
,told Mr. L. S. Bowers of Prosperit
f had a good family mule to take sic
and die on Thursday. There seems1
be a disease amongst the stock. W
I sympathize with any one who has ti
-misfortune to lose a horse or mule
i this season of the year.
-Rev. .J. D. Bowles, accompanied I
Rev. Mr. Lindler, of Edgefield, spei
Thursday night with us. Rev. M
I Bowles preached at St. Phillip's churc
I on good Friday. We found these nih
.isters to be good company and the
Sstay with us was pleasant and enje
- able. Come again, gentlemen.
.One of our young men called to sa
Shis girl on Sunday night ,as usual at
ion leaving to his surprise found his h:
taken from the rack placed at the doo
steps nicely decorated with flowers, ti
I crown pushed in the shape of a nest at
-filled with a variety of pretty colnre
SEastereggs. The y9ung man was mnuc
Idelighted with hiavisit and says he
very fond of eggs. e was pleased.
~ Z)~ ~''~4
ie I PROSPERITY LETTER.
t [Correspondence to Herald and News
PROSPERITY, March 27 -Mr. F.
h Capers who was elected Vice-Presider
of the Press and Reporter Company h:
. resigned. Mr. Capers says there is i
"gravy" in it.
The rain Saturday night and Sunda
was opportune. The cold since is it
opportune. This morning every thin
is covered with boar frost. The damag
d cannot yet be estimated but it is in
r- ceesarily great to strawberries, earl
n garden vegetables and all kinds of fruii
1I Much concern is also felt for the foi
d ward wheat and oats. The thernomen
p ter was down to 18 degrees this morn
ing where it was exposed. Everythin;
is thoroughly killed. Big trade in tow;
on Good Friday and Saturday. Tb<
motto of our merchants is, "Sell th
people goods cheap and they will bu:
them." The truth of this is evidence(
by the large quantities of goods con
stantly being sold here. People comi
from a distance and buy largely becaus
2 they need the goods and have founc
out where they can buy cheapest.
At a citizens' meeting last nigbl
which was well attended, the follow
ing gentlemen were nominated: A. H
Hawkins, Intendant, J. P. Bowers, J
B. Fellers, T. L Sebumpert and F. E.
Schumpert for Wardens. Good ticket.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable con.
dit ions of the weather, a large congrega
tion assembled in Grace Church yester
day. Thechaveel, pulpit and surround
ings were elaborately and artistically
decorated by deft hands. After an
impressive sermon by our beloved pas
tor, Rev. T. 0. Keister, the sacrament
of the Holy Communion was adminis
tered to a large number of communi
cants. This was also Winston Mission
day in Grace Church, in which the
envelopes previously distributed were
called. The amount received from the
congregation was $ 15.22; the amount
from Sunday-school was $17.26, mak
ing a total of $32.48. This amount will
be further augmented by the return of
other envelopes, which were not re
turned probably on account of the un
favorable weather. How is this col
lection for the "little church around
the corner?" Bro. Aull, please report
Luther Chapel when you call in your
envelopes for the same cause. If already
in please report Bro. Aull.
We Repeat, Whose Baby?
It will be remembered that in our
last issue mention was made of a white
baby which thegrand jury had brought
from the cover of private darkness to
the glare of public light; that Mary
Jane Baker, the woman with whom
the baby was left, said she had no idea
who the person was who had brought
the infant to her house; and that the
woman-the mother of the child-had
promised to return for it that night or
the following day. The night passed,
and also the day, and the illegitimate
offspring of the unknown lady was still
in the possession of the said MaryJane.
As that happened about two months
ago, the baby has bad time to grow into
a white elephant on Mary Jane's hands,
although she says it is a fine one, and
that she does not want to give it up
unless she gets something for her
trouble. When the mother of the
terious but innocent babe a . oacib
the home of Mary Jane .i that su
picious day about .. months gon
with her " n le," the contents
which ... e desired to have kept fro
prayrfing eyes, and whose maternity st
would not th-at it be revealed, she le
mn a man in a buggy on the road son
y distance from the house, who awaiii
id her return, whben the t wo went on the
way. The man was presumably ti
ly father of the child, but not the husbar
18 of the woman. The guilty parties we
seen but not recognized.
to Since the grand jury have brougl
the matter to public attention, it
le being investigated. County Commi
in sioner Shockley says he intends pusl
ing the case to its conclusion, if posh
er ble. There are some suspicious circut)
ia stances whbich point to a possible clu
ry The grand jury did not reach at
o- conclusion in their investigation of tI
er matter when they made their presen
2e ment, but we have no doubt that the
rd will endeavor to get at the bottom fac
~y in this case, and clear up the myster
as -__ -.
r 16 Boils at Once
Hood's Sarsaparlilla Purifies ti
aBlood and Restores Health.
simo- . -ak
eeytig Itgt worse Instead of better al
srea over bohof her hands so that she colt
e hadyuse them. Finally she commenced
use Hods Sarsapailla and when sne had taki
atwo bottles her hads were entirejy healed ai
she has not since been troubled. In Decembx
,1892, my neck was covered with boils of a
nThere were sixteen of them at once and as sol
Sas thealed others would break out. 3
nekeily became covered with ridges al
scars. I then commenced taing Rood's Sara
e, parilla, and after taking four bottles the bo
[. had all healed and the scars have disappeare
It I recommended Hood's Sarsaparilla to all si
fering from any disorder of the blood." F.'1
sSTOWELL, Wlln"'t, South Dakota.
ts Hood's Pills act easily, yet promptly a
egimciently, on the liver ad bowels. 25c.
t EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
r. 7F HE MEMBERS OF THE COUD
>1 Jty Executive Committee are her<
by requested to meet in the Courthout
d at Newberry at 11 o'clock on Monda:
d April 2nd, 1804.
e COLE. L. BLEASE,
'e R. C. MA YBIN, Secretary.
hNotice of Final Settlemeil
I WILL MAKE A SETTLEMEN
e ion the estate of Wade Morgan, d
yceased, in the Probate Court for Nev
k berry County, S. C., on the 28th
*O April, 1894, at 11 o'clock in the for
e noon, and immediately thereafter al
e ply for a final discharge as Ad ministri
it trix thereof.
y March 27, 1894. Ad ministratri:
R. C. WILAMS
NEWBERRY, S. C.
COTTON GOODS M COTTON
y GET TOGETHER.
'We 00ote Biv a Few Bica
Simpson's mourning, black and
white, and black, Windsor fe.ncies, Ar
a nold Indigo and Turkey Red Calicos
are now 6}; last season from 71 to 8j.
Scotch Figured Lawns, fast colors,
now 5; were 8j.
Imported French Lawns, guaranteed
a fast colors. 10; last season they were 12-}.
Toile du Noid, the best dress ging
hams made in America, absolutely fast
colors, 10; last year 15.
Ladies handkerchiefs, embroidered
in white and colors for 5; worth last
Domestic Dress Goods, Bleachings,
Bed-ticking, bea-islard Sheeting, 10 4
Sheeting, Cottonades, and 1,000 other
domestic lines kept in our stork are off
25 per cent.
Our stock is full and complete and I
Positively the Best.
WE ARE LEADERS.
We will surely save you from
10 to 20 cents on every dollar.
COME, SEE a KNOW!
~a1Tlljortunot & I C,~lYik
Cash- or Installments.
New Machines Traded for v
A Well E iied Bicyc
C _ _ _
~d RHE*TMATISM, NEtRALGIA TOOTH
s_ ACHE HEADACHE. COLD 2N ALL ITS
, ORMS, CUTS, SORES. BRUISES,
e, SPRAINS AND LA MEN ESS.
oa It always relieves when properly ap
ft Sgid by All Druggists,
e Price 25 Cents.
PREPARED BY T. X- L. CO.
ir C. M. DEMPSEy, Manager.
ie 230 Main Street. Cotumbia, S C.
id Ask your Druggist for it and have
re nothing else.
. ~CHERRIES, (Chrystalized.)
. - COCOANUTS,
OLIVES IN GLASS,
OLIVES IN KEGS.
GR OCE RIES.
Try our Java and Mocha COFFEE,
Try our JAVA COFFEE.
BACON AND H AMS,
it! All kinds of Canned Goods
ly and Preserves.
14My Restaurant is still open.
nOF ALL KINDS.
FRENGH AND DOMESTIC.
N\ew York Biscuit Co 's Crackers.
I Also J. D. Masons and Law Co.'s
Crackers on hand all the time.
STHOS. Q. BOOZER.
ALL EONS ARE HEREBY
lands owned or controlled by the under
signed by fishing, hunting, or in any
other manner on pain of the penalties
Sthat will attach.
1G. WV. JOHNSON.
M. PITTS. .
March 19. 1994A.
ERSONS HAVING BUSINESS
ILwith the School Commissioner
will take notice that he will be in his
office on Fridaay of this week, instead
T of Saturday. If you have business
e- with him this week, please call on
rTHOS. W. KFITT,
y- March 13, 1894,
mHE SEMI- ANNUA L EXAMIN
..ation for teacbers' certificates will
be held in the School Comnmissionei's
* ofice on Friday, A pril 20th, proximno.
IThe examination will be held one day
only. -- -
I call the attention of teachers to the
fact that the last Legislature, from and
after the passing of the Act, mid. the
life of a first grade certificate fie yiears.
The same Act exempts first grade
teachers of ten years experience from
further examination, provided they
continue in active service. A pplicants
for grades should come early. Bring
pens, ink and paper.
School Com'r N. C.
Novelties in Dress
3oods .50 to $1.50.
Plain Dress Goods.12i
China Silks .371 to
Swivel Silks .65.
Black Silks .50to$1.50
French Organdies .25
French Figured Swiss
[5 to .40
White Dotted Swiss
20 to .40,
White Organdies .25
Indian Dimities .15 to
Check Muslins 8c to
the many attrac
at our store.
Can reduce your expenses materiall
by purcecit ognr Groceries, Fruita
H. G. HOOFE
bycopaio you fn youi c hen
enough to pay you for the trouble c
investigating tbe quality and quantit;
will get for you. A fresh, choice stock <
Syrup, Canned Goods,'
Tobaccos, Cigars, Oranges,
Plain and French Candiei
Look to Your Interest ani
Give Me a Call.
H . G. H OOF.
Main Street, Newberry.
Don't Fall into the
error of supposing that we shall loni
continue this remarkable sale of higi
quality goods at such ridiculously los
YOU MAY BE DEAD
sure that we shall not continue to sel
at a loss one day longer than is neces
sary to clear out some of these goods
and make room for the new and ele
Oursal is a genine bonafide saleuo
a raft of dead and dusty styles just fo
advertising, to raise the dust a little
Our only reason for selling is told i
one word-SURPLUS. We are no1
working off a lot of truck lit only foi
Shrouds and Grave
We offer the best the market affords
High cost, high grade goods at
Something has to be got out of the was
of the new stock, and these goods nausi
FALL INTO LiNE,
everybody that wants beauty and bar.
gains, and bargains in beauty, an<
march to the store of
R CO. S=r
Cotton Challies 5c
Printed Muslims 5e6
Best Prints 5c to 6C
Ginghams 5c to 3.2k
Black Satines .10 to.2
Colored Satines .10-t .'
Centemeri Kid Gloves
-all sizes and colors
kerchiefs .10 to .604 -
Chenille Table Qoe
.75 to $1.50.
F line _of Ladies
ream, Ecru and B
a partal ls
7 HE COUNTY
tract to repair O'N
"5th at 10 o'clock.
On same day at 1
let contract to
over .Beaverdam Creek.
Tu'rOS. S. SEASE, Cledk
quired, within the tim
law, to render an ite
statement of their d
undersigned, or Mower &r
*f attornieys, at Newberry,K&
HENRY B. L
A NICEGOLEnt, OK
Dr . . OF
AND WE SOLICIT
~A SHARE OF YOUR
. . TRADE.
Yucan find us1 oppositeth
0. &. G. S. Mower Co.
IYears anxious to please,
The Best Season for Painting
T HE OUTSIDE OF' THE BUILD
ing should be painted during
Autumn or Winiter, or early Spring.
Hot weather injures the paint by dry
ingin the oil- too quickly; then the
paint will easily rub off. But when
the pint is laid on during cold weaZep
it hardens in drying, and is firmly se
A Mute Pamnter.
FO1% SALE OR RENT.
3AREFA BM WITH GOOp
ToWiwnNw . A ly to
J. .MA YrN, or
G*EO. 8.. MOWEB,