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THOS. F. GRENEKER, ERDITons.
W. 11. WALLACE,
XEWBEIRY. S. C.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1877.
A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE.
The Herald is in the highest respect a Faw
ily Newspaper, devote(i to the material im
terests of the people of tlis County and the
state. It circulates extens iVel,and as an
A(vertising muediai offers unrivalled at
vantages. 'For Terms, see tirst page.
Camden Journal and Gazette.
Messrs. Trantham and Beard.
proprietors re spectively of the Cam
den Journal and the Kershaw
Gazette, have entered into partner
ship and consolidated their papers
into one, with the above name.
Faculty of Newberry College.
At the meeting of the Trutees of
Newberry College last week, the
following officers were elected:
President-Rev. Wm. S. Bow
man, D.D., Professor of Mental and
Vice-President-Rev. G. W. Hol
land, Professor of Latin and Greek,
and Ancient Literature.
D. Arrington, Professor of Mathe
Rev. J. F. Probst, Professor of
Dr. 0. B. Mayer, Sr., Professor
of Anatomy and Chemistry, and Lee
turer on Hvgene.
Rev. S. P. Hughes, Professor of
History, English Literature and
Geo. D. Haltiwanger, Principal
of Preparatory Departpient.
Geo. 13. Cromer, Assistant in
Walhialla is a plucky little place,
and is just now making commenda
ble exertions in behalf of education.
She made a gallant fight tF retain
the Newberry College, but failing
in this she does not give up. She
now has a charter in shape for es
tablishing another college in her
midst. We learn from the Keclcee
(Walhalla) Courier that twenty of
her citizens have subscribed $500
each, and $600 more had been
raised up to June 2Sth, with pros
pets of much more. The College
is to be inaugurated and conducted
under the auspices of the Presby
terian Church. This is as it should
be. The Baptists have their Fu.r
man U.niversity, the Lutherans their
Newberry College, the Associate
Reformed their Erskine, the Meth
odists their Wofford, and now the
Presbyterians are to have their
Walhialla College. This denomina
tion is noted for its encouragement
of learning, and they can no doubt
support a first-class institution in
this State. Heretofore they have
sent their boys mostly to Dav:dson
College, N. C. Davidson is a good
college, but we hope soon to see
one at Walhalla, South Carolina,
equal to it. Success to the dnter
A sweeping Victory.
If there was any doubt that the
Radical party of South Carolina
was dead the election in Charles
ton, the 26ta ultimno, set that
doubt at res . The Democrats
clected seventeen straight--outs
to the House of Representatives.
Charleston has heretofore been the
stronghold o:f the Radical party.
The party in that County had the
largest majority and contained the
most influential and the shrewdest
leaders in the State. On the 7th
day of last November Charleston
gave a Republican majority of 6,214
votes. On the 26th day of Jur.e
she gave a Democratic majority of
(,000, a gain of over 12,000 votes
within the short space of eight
months. What a change !
This great victory is due in great
part to the honcst and non-partisan
administrationi of Gov. Hampton.
The colored people, even those be
nighted1 ones of the "islands," real
ize that they have a good govern
ment, and are content. Many voted
the Democratic ticket; many did
not vote at all.
Every County in the State will
become Democratic in its entire ad
ministration when the next general
election takes place.
Below we give the names of the
newly elected members, as some of
them are well known thlroughout
('. C. Memmninger, D. H. Rut
ledge, Bernard O'Neill, C. H. Si
mouton, F. Meichers, J. F. Ficken,
The ObInY Goveruinwt-.
There is not a County iii the
State in such political confusion as
Newberry. On the 7th of Novem
ber last the whole Radical ticket
was declared elected. Corwin, of
Ohio, white, went to the Senate,
and three negroes to the House
ignorant and simple Bridges, shal
low-pated, loud-mouthed Keitt and
the infamous Thomas. The Coun
ty officers were little superior to
these, with one or two exceptions.
There is a vacancy in the Legis
lature to be filled, which we think
ought to have been filled before
now. It can do no good to keep it
open, and it may do harm in more
ways than one. Other Counties
filled their vacancies promptly.
Their elections were quick and de
cisive, and in every case successful.
On the 2d day of May, Straker, of
Orangeburg, and Thomas, of New
berry, were expelled from the,
House. Straker's place was filled
by the election of a Democrat,
Sam'l Dibble, May 30th; Thomas'
place has not been filled-no elec
tion has been ordered. The 27th
of April, Bird and Gibson, two
Radical negro Representatives from
Fairfield resigned. Their places
were filled the 14th of May by the
election of Brice and Gaillard,
Democrats. Dublin Walker, negro
Radical Senator from Chester, re
signed April 26th; his place was
filled May 14th, by the election of
Gen. Walker, Democrat. The seats
of the seventeen Radical Represent
atives from Charlestou, were de
Cared vacant May 28th ; June 26th
their places were filled by the elec
tion of seventeen Democrats. Whit
temore, Radical Senator from Dar
lington, resigned June 8th ; Coker,
Democrat, was elected June 26th
to fill his place.
We mention thege facts to show
how other Counties have acted.
To come back to this County.
There is a vacancy in the Legisla
uIre, as everybody knows, and there
are other vacancies. Newberry has
only one County Commissioner.
Sirn Young, . Wesley Brown and
Henry Kennedy, three ignorant and
incompetent negroes wvere elected.
The thirty additional days granted
by the Legislature for County offi
cers to qualify expired Jn 30th,
and none of these Commissioners
have qualified yet except Henry
Kennedy. Of course there is no
organized Board of County Comn
missioners, and consequently no
Chairman. And there has been no
Auditor app.ointed in this County,
strange to say. There being no
Auditor and no Chairman of Coun
ty Commissioners, there can be no
Jury Commissioners, gnd therefore
the Special Term of Court called
for July 2d, can~ not be held, and
the County must feed twenty pris
oners in jail two months lQnger.
This is not the only inconvenience.
If citizens want to open a new road,
there is no Board of Commissioners
to apply to. If they want to have
the fence law changed there is no
Board to receive their petition and
to -order an election on the question.
County affairs are evidently very
S. J. Tilden, of New York, will
sail for Europe July 18th.
Ku Klux Corbin has gone to Eu
rope to spend the Summer.
The citizens of Abbeville hold
meetings to discuss the "no fence
Not one colored man was elected
to the Georgia Constitutional Con
The two negro murderers of Mr.
Edings will be hung in Charleston
the 13th instant.
The loss to the cotton crop of
Arkansas by the late floods amounts
to 20,000 or 30,000 bales.
President Hayes, with some
mnembers of his cabinet, paid a
visit to Boston last week, and met'
a very warm reception along the
A young raan named Louis 0'
Brien, while walking along King,
Street, Charleston, with two friends,
the night of June 26th, was struck
on the back of his head by a negro,
with a slungshot and killed.
Mr. W. C. Coker, Democrat, has
been elected State Senator from
D-arlington County, to succeed the
notorious WVhittemore, who resign
ed at the close of the laa session
and took himself North, to escape
Grant's distinguished reception
by the royalty and nbility ofo En
gla'nd is very gratifying to him.
is feelings and conduct on the oc
casion of his dining with the Prince
of W~es were no doubt similar to
FoR THE HERALD.
Our Washington Letter.
WAS1INGTON, D. C.,
J une 27. 1877.
When the Hilton-Seligman troubl
occurr(d i tholuh11t the Admihlistrailo
would attempt to found a new part
on it. The ludians, the Me_xicau.
Civil Service R1eform and home rul
in the South have all been use(, bu
the respouse has not seemed to be, i
any case, what was anticipated. Secrc
tary Thompson's book on the Cath<
lic Church, though it sold well, dil
not furuish miat erial liuon whiuh
political party could be based. Bu
here w,,s an incident at once nationz
in its importance anzd sensational in it
character, and having within itself
mixture of religion, polities, trade an
finances. Here was a golden oppoi
But I learn that Presidential hop
in another direction has revivcd, an
that the belligerent New Yorkers wi
have to seek inmortality from othc
than Administration hands. Th
President has renewed faith in th
South. IHis proposed visit, expecte
to extend as far as New Orleans, h:
caused Southern busiuess men an
politicians of high and low degree
extend promises of welcome which
mouth ago the President had no rei
son to expect. Strangely enough h
connects these evidences of hospitabi
intent with his own pet political pr
jects. and sees in tile expected crowd
at the railroad stations the voters wh
are to train under his party banne
lie will be rudely undeceived, but
his faith shall prevent his injectill
the Jew into our politics, with tih
negro, Indian, Mormon and Mexicar
we ought to be gIrateful for his delu
sion. He will begin his Souther
swing around the circle :i1 tie to y
back here before Congres, meets. Th
first fight will be over the Spetkershi
of the House.
The name of ioun. John Lyucli
formerly of Maine, is counected wit
the proprietoiship of a new Adminic
tration paper here. Mr. Lynch wa;
I believe, one of the founders of th
Portland Press, and the success c
that paper is spoken of as proof thn
he possesses the necessary ability t
iusure success to the new eaterpris(
Wut jf 1 remember aright the Pres~
ws started under peculi;;rly f;avorabl
cirumstances. such as aluost con
peled success. .Mr. Lynch will nee
to go dowun deep into his capaciou
ockets to establish an iacecpable miort
ing paper, whatever its polities, in th
B3y the way, the National Reput
lcan has evidently passed under uei
editoial genitrol. There is a miarke
improvement in the paper of lati
The financial difficulties of its propr
etor ecaused him a few weeks agot
mrtOVga ge the establish~ment for nearl
its full value to Win. E. Chandlerc
New Hampshire, and parties repre
sented by Chandler. New Hami
shire influence is making itself fel
here just now,
The Unitarians of the District yeu
terday laid the corner stone of a nel
Church edifice. It will probably b
completed this season. Their ol,
buidng was to he leased to the PC
lice Court, and made a deu of thieves
but an injunction prevented. Injunc
tions are the delight of our Distric
Courts. We have in force many ol
Maryland statutes, much local ha
and ordinance, and acts of Congress
No man knows his legal rights here
and no lawyer knows the legal rm
dy for any wrong. It took eight
years and the learning of Caleb Cusi
ing to find out that a dog law was i
force here. So, not knowing wha
else to do, an injunction is made a
incident in nearly all casee. "I pan
cure the child of croup," said th
D)ocor, "but I can throw him int
fits, and I am death on fits."
I think if the Unitarians get abov
the foundation of their new edifi
without an injunction they will b
"CILORY" IN A BOX.-The ma
who "could not live in South Carolin
after the Democrats got possessionc
the State" was wiser and ha.d weighe
hi words better than we had originall
supposed. This man was L Chlorc
form Carpenter, ex-United States It
ternal Revenue Collector of this dih
trict, who was yesterday brought be
fore Justice Marshall on a chargec
forgery, on the affidavit: of Senatc
John A. Cochran, w-ho is chairman (
the investigating committee now il
session hcre. The warrant was issue<
at the instance of the committee. I
the old days of Radical stealing
"Chlory," as he is familiary known i1
this State, was the "boss" of a news
paper, and did the preaching, praying
printing, and helped to steal Soutl
Carolina's substance away. The in
the old fox on a new deal. iIe ha<
thog;tlessly (of course) altered tw,
cheks upon the S.tate Treasury-on,
from $55 to S655, and the other fron
$95 to $695. "Cblory" (of cour:se
is inocent, but when tile State's at
torney, Louis LoConte, Esq., bring
the facts up on Frida~y, when the cas
will be heard, the public shall ju.dg
whether this sorrel.top R~adical ha
been fighting and dying for the "poo
colored uiaue' or whether he has bee:
trying to stuff "Chlory's" pocket
with mnoev that didn't belong to him
Justice Jarshall reguired bail fron
the Saint" in the s'um~ of S:2,00" it
eah .se, and his wyife and ex-Comp
troller Dunp W'ent upon his bond.
(ol onbeiiayher,n after8
ward thwa peteminary hea ae
wardsitnwa detected thaoea a'l,i
FOR THE HERALD.
Broadbrimt's New York Letter.
A Frightful Row between the Judge and
Jewry--No Lodgings to Let for Hebrews
v at Saratoga--Tweed's Last Card
Fearful Mistake at a Picnic
e |News, etc., etc.
n A few weeks ago we received the
account of the blowing-up of a Turk
- ish gun-boat by a villainous Russian
I torpedo, wherein the unfortunate rep
a resentative of the Crescent was knock
t ed into smithereens, and two minutes
il after the explosion occurred, not so
S much as a marlin-spike or a rope-yarn
a was left, to tell that such a vessel had
a cver existed on the face of the earth.
When the captain of that gun-boat
found his left leg gyrating toward the
e orbit of Jupiter, his right elbow en
d tering the constellation of Casseopeia,
-his stomach filled with the hot atmos
phere of Mercury, and his head but
r tiug against the end of the North
Pole, he could not have been more
C astonished than Seligman, the Jew
banker, was when he discovered there
were no lodgings to let for him at the
s Grand Union Hotel in Saratoga. Of
d course you will have heard the news
o long before this 'how Joseph Selig
a man, an eminent Israelitish banker,
applied at the Grand Union Hotel in
e Saratoga for entertainment,-a house
e where he had been in the habit of
stopping for the last ten years,-and
s was informed by the clerk that there
o were no lodgings to let for Jews. All
r. this you know, but there are wheels
f within wheels which are known only
to Judge Hilton, Mr. Seligman and
e myself. As Broadbrim has the honor
to be your regular correspondent, I
V propose to take your readers into my
a confidence and tell them the whole
story. eligion - and race have no
e thing to do with the quarrel-it is a
p personal difference between the Judge
and Jewry ; that is to say, between
, Judge Hilton, who keeps a small dry
goods shop on Broadway, and one Se
ligman, a Jew, who does a little bank
, ing business for the public in general,
e and himself in particular, on Wall
f street. Judge Hiltob is the lucky in
t dividual who quietly d.ropped in for
D A. T. Steward's thirty millions, and
. Seligian is an Israelitish banker who,
.a within the past twenty years, has
e built up quite a fortune by dabbling
in stocks aind gzold. He is a member
I of the Syndicate, vice-president of the
s Union League, and a prominent man
in various public and charitable en
e terprises. Mr. Hilton likes good
wine; when Stewart was alive, Hilton
-was his taster, and he always keeps a
v good stock of Double X 0 be joyful
I on hand-blue ribbons and my friend
. Francis Murphy to the contrary not
i- withstanding. ~Mr. Seligman was i4
o v'ited by the Judge to dinner--this
y was sometime before he closed up~ Se
f ligmian's account and denied him
.lodgings at Saratoga-Seligman was
- on hand at the hour appointed, and
t instead of a feast that would have de
lighted the heart of Heliogabulus, he
.was treated to nothing but corned
v pork and cabbage, a dish of which
e Hilton is said to be passionately fond.
I Seligman-thoughi one of the most
-liberal of Jews, and a member of Max
, Mler's Ethical Society-does not be
lieve in pork chops, nor jambone au
t frizze, and he could not look favora
d bly on the entertainment, especially
vwhen spring chickens were only fifty
.cents a-piece, und corqed beef was to
, be had for asking at from seven to
-eight cents a pound. When it came
y to the wine, the great banker's stom
.ach was scarcely in a condition to re
a ceive it. He t~ook a pull at it, how
t ever, and, horror of horrors I he
a thought he had struck vinegar about
t forty degrees below zero. "What do
e you cuJl this, judge ?" said the bank
o Cr, bounding from his seat. "Chat
eau Lafitte,'' said the judge, solemn
e ly ; forty years in bottle, and worth
e its weight in gold." "That Chateau
e Laitte I" s:id the banker, excited ;
"yeou old biockhead, you couldr't tell
Burgundy from Vin Ordinaire, and
Syou don't know the difference between
a Champagne and Seltzer." To im
fpeach the judge's judgment on wine
Iwas to commit the unpardonable sin.
Next day Stewart & Co, closed ac
Scounts with Mr. Seligman, and then
commenced the war which has culmi
nated in kicking Seligman out of the
(Grand Union Hotel at Saratoga.
SLauderbach, Sehgua~n's attorney, told
r a Sun reporter that three hundred
,Jew merchants had closed their ac
2 counts with Stewart & Co., whose
jbusiness would reach four millions of
dollars, and Hilton says that, up to
the present writing, only one has shut
down, whose account was two dollars
and nineteen cents, leaving three mil
lion nine hundred and ninety-seven
Sdollars and eighty-one cents yet to be
. heard from.
t lIilton says Seligman is of no ac.
3 count ; and S eligman says Hilton does
not kuon how to keep a hotel--both
e of these arc very serious charges, and
SI hope they will get the matter settled
before the fourth of July. There is a
-terriiiie conimotion among the Jews at
s the refusal of the proprietors of the
SGrand Union to give accommodation
a to a chosen representative of their
s race. The community is eyenly
r divided as to the course pursged b~y
Judge Hilton. The gratmhcation of
sor his whimmay cost him a million,
moreor ess bu hehas a long purse
andie can stand it, and my advice to
Seligman would be, if he wants a bit
te.~ au4 sterrible revenge, just to go upj
t o Sara.tog.a, p,t up~ g hopel that. shall
cost not less thman three 'm ilionis of
- oahrs. 1e parlors and b>edrooms for
- ifty cnts y iay, fecg his boarders on
Iping phicenae, tgrte soup gund pa,te
dt foia qr-, m ,ad TAmann.v Ka,
mosquitoes, to give him "Hail Colum
bia" every timc he tried to take a
snooze. That's the way to get even,
Brother Seli-man, and wake him re
pent the day that he put on his big
hotel at Saratoga the sign. "No lodg
ings to let to Jews."
The efforts to free Tweed from the
clutches of the law for the present
have come to naught. John D.
Townsend, his counsel, is furious over
the result, as he had promised the old
man that if he took charge of the case
thcre would be no difficulty about it.
There has been a desperate effort made
to get up a sympathy for Tweed, the
most gigantic robber of the present
age. God only knows how many men
have been utterly ruined by him, bow
many hom'es have been laid desolate,
how many lives have been sacrificed.
Can we forget that this tremendous
thief not only defrauded the city of
its millions, but thatl he corrupted the
legislative power, that he poisoned Oe
very fountaius of justice, that decent
men were compelled to fly for-their
lives at the behests of harlots and rob
bers, that judges of the Supreme
Court were appointed at his request,
whose desert .would have been the
State's prison or the gallows, that he
inaugurated a reign of luxury and
riot, where the scum of society and the
dregs of our slums became the fore
most representatives of this wicked
and infamous association. All this is
the work of William M. Tweed, and
while a miserable wretch was sen
tenced by Judge Hackett only a short
time ago to eight years' hard labor in
the State's prison for robbing a man
on the highway of a dollar, is it fitting
that the thief who assisted in the rob
bery of twenty millions should be re
stored to freedom by compounding a
felony for a portion of his ill-gotten
gains. Keep your sympathy, good
people; Tweed does not deserve it.
There are thousands suffering in this
great city who have never been guilty
of crime; if you have any extra pity
give it to them and let the old thief
go. He fought as long as he was
able, he spen't millions trying to defeat
the ends of justice, and now that he
can no longer fight he cries for wercy,
while he seeks to retain, under one
pretext and another, a portion of the
money which he stole. Mercy to the
young men of this nation demands
that stern justice should be meted out
to this notorious criminal, that the
next thief, when confronted with his
villainies, may not be induced to ask:
"What are you going to do about it ?"
This is the great season of church
excursions and Sunday-school picnics,
and all New York seems under a moral
bligation to get one day at least in
the country.- A prominent church in
Brooklyn had its picnic-one day last
week, and the pastor, who is the em
bodiment of health and good-humor,
is also an active temperance man, be
ing a personal exemplar of the mani
fold benefits conferred by a life de
voted to cold water. As is usual on
much occasions, every one carried his
own provisions in baskets, in hamp
rs, in satchels and boxes. The min
ister had his in a large wicker basket,
which was well filled with sand-wich
es, doughnuts, and strawberry short
ake, no0t to mention a papPr of lem
ns and a package of sugar, which
loving hands had provided as refresh
ment for the inner man. The baskets
were all piled up' together, and tihe
minister, fearing that his might get
ost, stepped into the capta.in's office
and wrote his name on the back of a
ard and gave it to the sexton, with
orders to tie it on the big yellow bas.
ket with the double handle, which lhe
would find right on top of the heap.
The sexton did as he was bidden, and
all went merry as a marriage-bell till
they arriived at the picnic grounds.
ur dominic had invited two other
ministers to lunch with him, who
happened to be on the exeursion.
The b'askets were brought up arid
uly opened, and the first thing that
met their gage was a bottle of good
old apple-jack. One more dive, and
ut came two flasks of whiskey. Fur
ther down was a crib-board and a
pack of cards; next, a large meer
shaum pipe and a paper o[ Killiki
ujk tobacco mect their view, and on
the bottom was a lemon-squeezer and
a half-box of cigars. The ladies
screamed ; the church generally was
scandalized, until it was discovered
that tile basket belonged to a member
f the Corn Exchange, who has never
yet experienced a change of heart.
Then the excitement subsided. The
exton had tied the card on the wrong
asket, and led to a contretemps which
lost endangered tile moral standing
f the church.
For once I was mistaken, and I am
glad of it, for it is pleasant to know
that I have been mistaken once in my
ife. I thought that the - dashing
blonde widow I spoke of last week
ould be sent to the State's prison
o swindling. Not a bit of it ! She
cknowledged that she got the mnon
cy, laid down the law to the jury, and
was triumphantly acquitted. I should
ike to marry that young woman, if
she feels matrimonially inclined, for
[ know by the onterprise she has dis
played in this late transaction that
she could earn a very respectable liv
ing for an impecunious young gentle
uan like myself.
The closing of our fashionable
hurches 4nd thieaters gives th e city
ther a 4.q11 appearance.
(ilmore is back again at his old
uarters in Tarnumn's IHippodrome,
ad his sumimer-raight concerts are
mong the pleasantest features of our
city enter-tainmifents. On himzi and
['heodore Th~lomas we are now depen
et for- most of our first-class instru
Bsinegs is dull. The authorities
aprohibited the se ofmicelane
u fitewrkvN dn ihe coi for!Jh
f July. Insu~rane companes are
,i4n.3 T ini ~o hv a-e all in
FOR TH. HERALD.
Newberry College Conmenee
We propose, Messrs. Editors, to
-ive -Iou a brief account of the Com1
mencement exercises at Newberry
College, which have just closed. Thoy
were opened on Suaday, the 24th inst.,
by the worthy President,-Rev. J. P.
Sineltzer, D. D. His sermon was
based on I Tim. 6: 12, "Lay hold on
eternal life." It is spoken of as'one
of the best efforts of the Doctor, who,
as you know, is a fine preacher. We
regret exceedingly that we were not
present to enjoy it, as well as the ser
TIIE YOUNG MEN OF TIIE COLLEGE
by Rev. J. D. Shirey, from Ps. 119 :
9, delivered in his usual forcible and
The first of the exercises that we
could attend came off on Tuesday
morning at 10 o'clock. We refer to
by Co:m. W. Moore, of Seneca City.
iThe andience was large, the large
Lutheran Church of Walhalla being
nearly filled. After prayer by Rev.
S. P. Hughes, Agent for the Endow
meut Fund, the speaker was introduced
by Prof. D. B. Busby, President of
the Alumni Association. The speaker
announced as his theme,
THE IMPERISIIABLE NATURE OF
We cannot give you such an outline
of this oration as will give you a just
idea of its excellence. We will allude,
however, to a few of the points made.
He spoke of education as the engine
of the mind by whicli man was enabled
to travel,. not only through the small
space allotted to him on earth, but also
to traverse the whole universe. It
associates us with all the great of past
ages and unites us all of the present
time in one universal - citizenship.
That as great as its blessings in this
respect are, their excellency is in
creased by the fact that they are im
perishable. No one could destroy our
mental acquirements; their destrue
tion would involve the destruction of
the wind itself. Especially was this
true of education sanctified by reli
gion. He compared the feelings that
would be enteitained by such men as
Alexander and Napoleon with those of
Socrates and Newton, could they re
turn to earth and look back over their
histories. In the close of his address
he alluded to the early removal of the
instituti', to Newberry. He said that
it would be necessary for the people
of that county and town to give to it
their earnest support and strength.
That without zeal, energy and labor
its simple location there would not be
the making of the institution. He
urged all her friends to action, earnest
action, on her behalf. Hie closed amid
the cheers of the audietce.
The next exercises were the
which camne off at 8.1 o'clock P. M.
After prayer by Rev. H. S. Wingard,
Mr. W. J. Beard, of Oconee, was in
troduced and gave us an address on
'The Age and its Education." It
was a fine effort for the young man.
Indeed, each member of the class gave
evidence of a high grade of oratorical
talent, as they variously addressed us
on their respective subjects. Mr. J. P.
Hawkins, of Newberry, addressed us
on the "Elements of a True Ruler;"
Mr. J. Brooks Wingard, of Lexington,
on "America;" Mr. W. E. Lake, of
Newberry, on "Decision of Character;"
Mr. Jno. E. Schumpert, of Newberry,
on "We too must pass away;" Mr.
J. Q. Werts. of Edgefield, "Live not
for yourself;" Mr. E. P. Aull, of
Newberry, on ."Carpe Diem;" J. W.
Shelor, of Calhoun, Ga., "Nil Des
perandum;" Mr. Win. J. Neville, of
Oconee, "Times Change." Messrs.
Editors, have you not walked out after
a rain and heard the "oldest citizen"~
say "that was the heaviest rain I ever
saw," and in a short while after see
another just a little harder ? Well,
sirs, we were like the "oldest citizen"
with regard to these speeches. Each
as it was delivered seemed better and
On Wednesday morning at 10
o'clock we were addressed by
JUDGE Y. J. POPE,
of Newberry, who did so in response
to an invitation of the Literary Socie
ties of the College. He was intro
duced by the Rev. H. WV. Kuhns, of
Newberry, and announced as his1
theme, "The Power behind the Throne
-an Enlightened Public Opinion."
He alluded to the pleasure it gave him
to meet the people of Walhalla, and to
the fact that it was well that some one
from Newberry should address this
people and thank them for having
taken care of their institution for so
long a time. He then, by various
examples, showed the po,ver of Public
Opinion. He alluded to the part it
played in forming the now poxwerful
German Empire; also, its power as
illustrated by instances in our own
State. Showed the duty to bring
about a correct public opinion. His
address was one of rare excellence,
and elicited the highest praise from all
who heard it.
On the same evening at 84 o'clock ~
CONTEST FOR THE MEDAL IN ORATORY
:aue off. The contestants were J. B. t
Wingard, of Lexington; J. W. Shelor,
f eorgia; WV. J. N~evil1e, of W~alhalia; e
. W. Daniels, of Oconee, and J. HI. 5
Wilson, of Edgefield.
Tho hou~se was crowded, many stand- i
ing in the aisles and about the doors.
After prayer by Rev. Mr. Sanders, of 3
the Baptist church, the first speaker
was introduced and began to show
As the Twig is bent so the Tree will i
>e inclined." His speech lasted about i
ifteen minutes, and was well delivered.
The second speaker t'old 'us of "Great t
ne~s, its ~ce~es - an~ its Dangers. n
The fourth chose for his subject the
watchword of the celebrated General
Von Molkte, "Forward !" and he led
us forward in fiie4 style. But as the
best was last created, so were we given
the best last, and it was "Woman."
WC kinow that every young lady in the
house felt as if she could have givel
the orator a-I mean bouquet. The
counittee of judges, of whom Judge
Y. J. Pope was chairman, awarded
the medal to Mr. Wilson, saying they
were "captivated by woman." Some
of them we know had been before this.
This brings us to the last day of the
Rev. H. V. Kuhns offered prayer,
when we were addressed in Latin by
Mr. G. B. Cromer of Newberry, who
had the Latin Salutatory given him as
the first honor of his class. The ora
tion edified the audience, you know.
Mr. Wu). Stoudemire, of Orangeburg,
then addressed us on the subject,-I"De
7oticn to the Qhoseu Pursuit of Life."
He was followed by Mr. J. B. Boinest,
subject, "The True Ideal Manhood;"
Mr. J. H. Wilson followed, subject,
"The Human Face," and there is no
telling what he knows about noses.
Mr. Cromer then addressed the au
dience on "Practicable Power," a fine
speech. Rev. J. P. Smeltzer, D.D.,
President of the College, then by or
der of the Board conferred the degree
of ).D. upon Rev. J. H. Honour, of
Charleston, and of A. M. on Rev. J.
B Haskell, of Orangeburg. The de
gree of A. B. was conferred -on the
above named members of the gradu
Mr. C. M. Efird then addressed us,
subjecti "The Doom of Wrong Pur
poses," and delivered the valedictory,
the second honor of his class.
The following medals were present
ed : by Rev. H. W. Kuhns, to Mr.
Christian Welch, of Lexington, for the
best examination in Greek in the So
phomore class, whose standing was 94.
Honorable mention was made of Mr.
I. W. Daniels, who attained eightv
nine as his standing. By Rev. S. P.
Hughes, a medal for proficiency in
Mathematics to Mr. Marshall Strib
ling, of Oconee, whose standing was
nilety-five and a half. Honorable
mention was made of Mr. A J. Bow
ers, of Helena, who attained grade ]
ninety-one. A medal for the best es
say on the subject, "The Choice of a 0
Profession," by Rev. J. Hawkins, to 8
Mr. G. B. Cromer, of Newberry. r
The exercises of the College then n
losed, and it was announced that it t
would open again in Newberry, S. C.,
n the nineteenth day of September
Look out for the College ; it is corn- 8
ig to do you good. Cherish it, for
t is Wiorthy. SCRIBBLER.
nte-Bellun Prices of Cotton.
Below is the price of upland cotton
t New York for each cotton year from
840 to 1861 inclusive, with accom
anying figures showing thc American
rop for each year. In comparing
resent quotations for upland cotton
ith those of ante-war times, it must
be remnembered that recent changes
n grades have made the present mid
ling to correspond to the "low mid
ling" of 1860 :
840............. 892 2,178.835|
841............. 9 50 1,634,945|
842............. 7.85 1,685.574i
843............. 7.25 2,378.875 ,
844.... ...... 7.73 2,040,400
845.......... 5.63 2,384,503
846.......... 7.87 - 2,100,538
847.. .......11.21 1,779,651
848............. 8.03 2,348,634 ~
1849............. 7.55 2,096,606
[850.............12 34 2,096,705 *
[852............. 9.5'0 3,015,026 7
1853............n.02 3,262,822 1
1854..... .......-10 97 2,930,027 0
1855.............10.39 3,817,367 1
1856......... ...10.30 3.527.845 si
1857.............13.51 2,939,689 t
1858.............1-2.23 3,103,962 <
861.............13.01 ' 3,655,086
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This Bank will be closed on Wednesday,
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must be paid on or before the 3d instant.
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TATE OF SOUIH CAROLINA,
By James C. Leahiy, ProbaLte Judge.
Whereas, Sallie E. Kinard hiath made
it to me, to grant her letters of Admin
ration-of the Estate and effects of Wil
mn X. Kinard, deceased...
These are 'thereforc to cite 'ud admonish
and singular. the kindred and creditors
te said deceased, that they- be aDd
pear, be!ore me, in- the Cobrt of Pro
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C., on the 17th day of July next,
er publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in
a forenoon, to sheir cause, if any they
ye, why the said Administration should
t be wranted. Given under my Had
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Notice is hereby given that the Public
hools for this County will reopen Mion
v, July 9th, 1S77.
All persons desirous of obtaining certifi
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