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District A ttoirney Mlelton as a
Charleston News and Courier.
The highly dramatic and exceed.
ingly effective speech delivered by
District Attorney Melton in the
United States Court, on Friday, was
something more than a presentation
of the evidence against the election I
officers then on trial. Mr. Melton's
evident desire was to pose before the
public as a political esthete whom
stress of circumstances had made a
slave of duty. The people of South.
Carolina remember him in a different
guise, and must be pardoned if they
fail to appreciate the moral beauty of
the role he seeks to play.
Mr. Melton announced in the open
ing of his address that his 'duty' was
'to restore 'the supremacy of law in
South Carolina and to vindicate the
nrity of the ballot-box.' He sai'i:
u - vindication of the law
should call for the highest endeavor.
But the call is supreme when at once
the law is be vindicated and the bal
lot is to be protected.' This is incon
testably true ; and it was true in 1873
as it is in 1882. In 1882, as an
officer of the United States Govern
ment, Melton proclaims himself the
champion of the law and the de
fender of the freedom of elections;
but in 1873, when Attorney-General
of South Carolina, he was the cham
pion of political fraud and the de
fender of such a combination of
crimes, at an election, as was never
known before in this State, and has
never been known since.
* * * * * *
With his record, it is supreme folly
to asseverate that he fought the 'gov
ernment of corruption in South Caro
lina' with 'all the strength he had.
From February, 1870, until he was
elected Attorney-General in 1872, he
was Circuit Judge, under the 'govern
ment of corruption.' From 1872 un
til April, 1876, he was Attorney
General in the 'government of cor
ruption.' The clouds were gathering
thick and fast, and he resigned before
the storm broke. Slave of party, or
slave of place he was, perhaps; but,
in those days, not even in burlesque,
was he the slave of duty.
But Mr. Melton will have it that
there is no statesmanship in South
Carolina. There is none, it is to be
hoped, in the sense in which he has
exemplified statesmanship. Mr. Mel
'ton's statesmanship permitted him to
retaiu office for six years under 'the
government of corruption,' unmindful
~. of .the stain, the shame, which his
official associates, at that very time,
fastened upon the people whom they
plundered and insulted. It permits
him to do the bidding of his present
smployers, unmindful of the misery
that, if he suoeeed, he will bring to a
score of peaceful, happy homes. For
him, the present is interpreted and
expounded by the past. No hand did
be stretch forth to save, when the
y black tide of ignorance and vice
swept over the State. No word that
he canasay, noset that he can do, will
atone for neglected opportunity.
South Cerolina's faults, be they many
or few, come down from the days
when Mr. Melton was the official as
sociate of Moses, Cardozo, Whipper
and Elliott, and, when those faults
slip from her like a garment that is
unloosed, he will be remembered as
the one son of the State who made a
spectacle of her infirmities and, in the
hallowed name of duty, exhausted
tongue and pen in tbe effort to bring
shame and reproach upon this people.
Candates for Professorships in
the S. C. University.
J. C. H., in News and Courier.
The following is a complete let of
the names of persons who have been
suggested for the different chairs in
rthe University of South Carolina to
be filled by tho board of trustees at
their meeting in May :
Ancient Languages and Literature
-Win. Pinokney Starke, Columbia,
personal application ; Leslie McCan
dless, Camden, personal application ;
Rev. E. L. Patton, professor in Ers
kine College, Due West, personal ap
plication ; Win. Cleveland Thayer,
John Hopkins University, Baltimore,
personal application ; Edward H. Stro
be!, Cambridge, Mass., personal ap.
plication ; D. E. Hydriek, recom
K Political Economy, History and
Constitutional Law-R. Means Davis,
Winnsboro', S. C., personal applioa
tion ; John E. Bacon, Columbia; Ed
ward Cantwell, Charleston, personal
application ; .W. H. Verner, Tusca
loosa, Ala., personal application ; B.
J. Ramage, Jr., Newberry, S. C., re
commended ; E. R. L. Gould, John
Hopkins University, Baltimore, recom-.
Mental and Moral Philosophy and
Logic-Gen. D. H. Hill, Fayetteville,
Ark., personal application ; Gen.
Johnston Jones, Raleigh, N. C., per
sonal application; Rev. Edward H.
Buist, Cheraw, S. C., personal appli
A. M., B. S., Baltimore, Md., perso
nal application ; Prof. Francis S.
Holmes, Charleston, personal applica
tion; James P. Adams, Richland
County. S. C., recommended.
Mechanics, Physics and Astronomy
-Geo. Lilley, Kewanee, Ill., personal
application; ;E. W. Davis, John Hop.
kins University, Baltimore, personal
Tutorship of Modern Languages
Prof. E. Von Fingerlin, Columbia,
personal application ; Dr. John C.
Faber, recommended ; H. Tallichet,
Charleston, personal application.
Each of the applicants is backed by
a host of letters and other testimonials.
How the board will divide six pro.
-- fessorshipe among twenty-three ap.
-elicants it is hard to tell.
Permit No Substitution.
I:nsist upon obtaining Floreston
Cologne. It is pre eminently superior
in permanence and rich delicacy of
THOS. F. GRENEKER' EarOE
W. H. WALLACE,
NEWBERRY, S. C.
'HURSJ)AY, APRIL 20, 1882.
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rantages. For Terms, see first page.
The Election Trials.
The trial of Bates, Gayden and
James, managers of election at
Acton precinct, Richland County,
charged with violating the election
law at the election in 1880, was
concluded in Charleston Friday.
The witnesses for the prosecution
swore that the managers refused to
open the box for inspection before
the balloting began ; that Hugh P.
Kane, U. S. Supervisor at this pre
cinct, was interfered with in the
discharge of his duty, and that the
ballot box was stuffed with the
knowledge and connivance of the
managers. Kane swore that after
the voting was over and the lid had
been taken off and laid aside he
examined the lid and found four
strings pressed into it on the under
side; the effort of this witness was
to make it appear that the managers
had fastened a quantity of tickets
under these strings before the bal
loting began and that in taking off
the lid, which was a sliding one,
these ballots dropped into the box.
He further testified that when the
lid was removed from the box he
saw a quantity of tissue tickets on
top of the other tickets. The de
fendants, who are men of irreproach
able character and men of influence
and position in their community,
testified that there were no strings
on the box lid and no ballots were
in the box when the voting began ;
that they exhibited the open box to
Supervisor Kane and others present
before locking it. Their testimony
was corroborated by others. Kane,
the Supervisor and chief witness
for the prosecution, is one of the
parties tried ten days ago in Char
leston for the murder of Amos
Ladd in 1877, and acquitted. It
was proved on this trial, and on
the former trial, that he is a native
of Ireland, and has never been nat
uralized as a citizen of this country.
Notwithstanding this he swore, in
taking the oath as Supervisor, that
he was a citizen ; and he voted not
only in 1880 but on several other
occasions. The testimony having
been concluded the argument for
the prosecution was opened by Mr.
Dallas Sanders, a "Democrat" of
Pennsylvania, who was sent down
by Attorney-General Brewster to
assist the District Attorney. CoL.
John C. Haskell and CoL John R.
Abney, of Columbia, spoke for the
defense, and District Attorney Mel
ton closed for the prosecution.
Judge Bond charged the jury, the
charge seeming to bear pretty hard
on the defendants. He took occa
sion in his charge to remind the
jury that the only trial for violating
the election laws in South Carolina
was where in 1874 Republican vo
ters were tried and convicted under
Republican administration. It is
impossible to see what this had to
do with the case. The jury went
into their room at 4.5 P. M. Fri
day. The jury was composed of
six whites and six negroes-three
of the whites were Democrats ; all
the others of the jury were Repub
At 1 P. M. Saturday the j2ry
came into Court and stated that
they could not agree. Judge Bond
told them he could not discharge
them, and sent them back with di
rections to bring in a sealed ver
dit should they agree before the
opening of the Court Monday. The
jury cerme to an agreement Sunday
morning, sealed up their verdict
and left it with the foreman. When
ourt met Monday the verdict was
published. It was guilty as to the
first count, with a recommendation
to mercy ; not guilty asto thecother
counts. The first count charged
the defendants with hindering the
U. S. Supervisor, Kane, in the dis
eharge of his duty, by refusing to
allow him to examine the ballot box
before the voting began.
Since writizig the above we have
earned that two of the jurors dis
vowed the verdict after it was
,ealed up but before it was pub
ished in open Court. We take the
~ollowing from Tuesday's iVetos and
When the Court was finally con
ened and the buzz of voices had been
ushed, the clerk called over the jury
Ld announced to the Court that the
said: "Gentlemen of the jury, have
you agreed upon a verdict ?"
Mr. Tindall, the foreman of the al
jury, pull-d a document from his
pocket and handed it to the Judge.
Just at this point Mr. Fountain, R
one of the jurors. rose in his seat and ti
said: "May it please your Honor, we g
have not agreed upon a verdict. That e
is not my verdict. I signed that ver
dict under a misapprehension, and t
since I signed it I have thought over P
it, and I find I was misled." it
Judge Bond : "Oh, we can't hear A
that sort of an excuse. You have
been discharged, and that's the end of J
Mr. Fountain: "I signed the ver- ri
diet without knowing what it meant, o
and I have told the foreman that that
is not my verdict. I was sick and I
was misled when I signed it." .
Judge Bond : "You waited too long i
to think over it. You thought over n
it after you were discharged. A juror t
may find it out afterwards-"
Mr. Strom, another member of the
jury, here rose and interrupted the
Judge by saying : "May it please your i
Honor, I signed that verdiet in mis- t
take. I was in pain and went to the t
foreman for relief, and be couldn't n
give it to me. It was not my conclu
sion, but I had to sign it. I don't
think I had a right to sign it." t
Mr. Abney : "Is it not the prac- I
tice, may it please the Court, under a
such cireumstances, to send the case
back to the jury?"
Judge Bond : "No, sir; these gen
tlemen are not jurymen in this case. 1
They have been discharged." 1
Mr. Haskell: "Will your Honor t
hear us on that point ?''
Judge Bond : "Not now we won't.
After the verdict is published and
recorded we can fix a time for hearing I
the argument on a motion to set aside t
The counsel for the defence ex
The clerk then read the verdict as
We find the defendants, Joseph
Bates, John B. James and John E.
Gayden, guilty as to the first count, and
not guilty as to second and third and
all other counts on the information,
and would respectfully recommend
them to the mercy of the Court.
The trial of Lucien L. Carroll,
Sam'1 E. Shaw and Geo. H. Wilson'
Managers at Mayesville precinct,
Sumter County, was begun Tues
day morning. By standing aside
jurors he .did not want the District
Attorney succeeded in getting a
jury of eleven Republicans and one
Democrat-six white; six colored.
The government gQt in its testimo
ny by Tuesday night. The case
will occupy another day or two,
The- charges against these defend.
ants are the same as those against
Bates and others, with the addi
tional charge of conspiracy.
A Forsed Verdict,
The testimony upon which Bates,
Gayden and James were convicted
was not sufficient for conviction.
An intelligent and fair-minded jury
would not hang a dog on such tee
timuony. It is not surprising that
black radicals like Paris Simkins
and white radicals like Jno, K.
Tindall should be ready to convict
Democratic managers upon any
sort of evidence, or upon no evi
dence at all; but that three white
Democrats could ever consent to
bring in a verdict of guilty upon
such evidence as was presented in
this case is wholly inexplicable.
The circumstances of the ?.nding of
the verdict goes to show that these
three men, or one or more of them,
are not of that stuff of which good
ju.sors are made. When the jury
came into Court Saturday at 1 P.
KL they annoneed that they could
not possibly. agree. The only in.
ference to be drawn from this fact
is, that at that time-after having
heard all the testimony, the argo.
ments and the charge, and 'having
considered these things for twenty
hours-they did not believe the
defendants guilty. What could
have changed their opinion between
that time and 3 o'clock the next]
morning, when the verdict of guilty
was agreed to and sealed up?i Or
did they change their opinions ? Is
it not more likely that they allowed
themselves to be bulldozed and
starved into finding a verdict against
their convictions? If they did not
believe the defendants guilty at 1
o'clock Saturday afternoon they did
not believe them guilty at 3 o'clock
Sunday morning. The only rational
conclusion is that they did not have
the manhood to stand to their con
The State Department of Agri
cuture, from reports received, esti.
mates the increase in acreage plant-.
ed'in wheat this year over Jast at
20 per cent. ; the increase in oats
at 40 per cent. The estimated in.
crease for this Countyis-in wheat,
18 per cent.; in oats, 28 per cent.
The crop of wheat and oats through
out the State is reported as very
The three Democrats on the jury
that convicted Joseph Bates, John
Gayden and John B.James are B.
F. Strom, of Edgefield, I. W. Foun
tan, of Darlington, and g3eprge
Stevenson. of Andero.
The time for registering is near til
hand. As will appear by the M
Ivertisement of the Supervisor of of t
egistration, the books for regis tioa
ation will be opened the first of tari
[ay. The Supervisor will visit bee
ich election precinct in the Coun
, so as to allow the people an op- c
ortunity to register with as little Coc
iconvenience to them as possible. and
Iter he closes up his rounds he an
ill be at the Court House up to e
one 20th, for the purpose of cor nac
acting the books and of giving an cut
pportunity to those who have not of
reviously registered to do so. qR
ow, let everybody register. There Re
3, we are aware, a prejudice in the co1
iinds of some against the Regis- ou
ration law. Some think it not a for
rise law, and a few call it an unjust be
w ; our opinion is that the law, a
a its main features, particularly ,1
he requirement of registration, is box
oth a wise and a just law. It does of
Lot prevent anybody from voting
rho is entitled to vote, and is
herefore not unjust; it throws a lea
irotection around the ballot box in in
uch a way as to secure a free ballot me
,nd a fair count, and is therefore Wo
ise. But whether one likes the bu
aw or not he should register. If lio
e does not he cannot vote ; and in
imes like these especially, when an
ffort is being made to overthrow to
he rule of the Democracy which cij
las brought peace and prosperity pr
o the State, it eofpes thedgty of "
very lover of his State and her re
est interests to do all in his pow. re:
r, by ballot and otherwise, to th
naintain the supremacy of honesty ha
md reform. m
We would not advise a too early T1
beginning of political agitation, th
which ggg pecessarily come too pl
aoon for the industrial interests of ia
the State. On the other hand, in e
this matter as well as in others, de
lays are dangerous. It is, we think, wi
too early for political mass meet- co
igs, speech making, and such i
things i bRt 9Q tPp soo to egin d
to make arrangements for a thor- gi
ough reorganization. The first thing m
to be done is the selection of an tn
Executive Committee, with a Coun- i
ty Chairman ; and this ought to be tt
done at once. If proper persons s
be selected for these plsces it will ag
then be safe to leave the time for P
beginning active work to their judg- a
While the Democrats of the State g
represent nearly one-half in numbers T
and four-fifths in property, virtue bi
and intelligene, the 4efen4apts in
Charleston are tried, in 0ne case by aa
jury of which three-fourths are Re- cl
publicanis, and in another case by a a~
jury of which eleven-twelfths are Re- Ct
publicans. There is no fairness or ti
justice in such a proceeding : it is a
rank tyranny and oppression under to
the forms of law in the interest of the ei
Capt. Frederick Norman proposes in
to row across the Atlantic from g
New York in a boat only twelve
feet long. He will go alone, and ~,
expects to make the trip in a hun- R~
dred days. Capt. Crapo and wife ti
crossed two years ago in a boat e*
nineteen feet long, and this same
Norman crossed a year ago, with a et
companion, in a boat seventeen or at
eighteen feet long. w
The contributions for Sergeant es
Nason's wife and baby have reached ti
State News, a
Up to the 14th 1,550 liens had ti
been recorded in the Clerk's office ti
Rev. J. 0. B. Pargan, D.D., one t
f the oldest Baptist ministers in th
the State, died at his home in Dar- ~
ington the 12th instant. st
Work has begun on the Colum- w
bi Canal. About one hundred ai
:onvits are at work, and the long- su
alked-of scheme of developing this cc
rand water power seems in a fair A
way toward success. . p1
From our Regular Corresponden. A
WASHINGTON, D. C.,
A pril 13, 1882
The debate on the tariff commis,sion
sill is about closed and there is no va
Ioubt that it will pass, the Republi- my
ans being all for it and a few Demo- s
~rats also. Mr. dewitt endeavored to
;et a vote oon'his proposition for an m<
mmediate, moderate, and judicious BL
~eviion of the tariff on raw materials, t3'
d Mr. Morrison and sellral others bv
iave been trying to shape matters so as
~oobtain direct voteson propositions of en
similar nature, but only with the wil
~xpectation that they would be voted M
Iown by the Republicans. While 1kfl
~here are a few members of that party s,
ke Mr. Dunnell, of Minnesota, who i
nderstand the real interest of the 70
~ountry, the majority are joined to"
heir idols and are determined that E"
he taxes shall not be diminished; w
hat the people shall continue paying :be
~150,00,000 per annum over and o
bove the needs of the Government, bi
or th.e benefit of the lobby and the a
sptlsa This commission bill is ca.
ply a scheme to postpone action un- wt
after next Presidential election. b
inwhile, neither Mr. Kelley nor gc
Kasson, nor any of the advocates n,
igh tariff, can tell us why protec- ou
does not protect. We have a us
ff maintained ostensibly for the P
efit of American laborers, yet r
kes are prevalent the country over ti
anse the poor (?) manufacturers fa
not pay workingmen living wages. M
id anything speak more eloquently a
pointedly of the utter hollowness s
falsity of protection ? it
'he commision scheme is hovered FI
r by the ghost of Mr. Tite Bar.
le, who systematized the circumlo- c
ion office, and pointed out the way
'How.not-to-do-it.' If the tariff w
tion becomes a serious issue the le
puh,icans can point to this com- t
usion and say to the people of this
ntrv, 'We have initiated reform ; tr
commission is at work; let us wait A
its report.' And if there should t
a report, who believes that it will d<
unanimous? What will it be but le
majority essay on protection and a b
iority essay on. free trade? The t
nd volumes of the Record are full
them ; we need no more. For the
t time in the history of Republi
i Congresses we find one without ii
nbined energy and courage, without li
dership, without confidence enough 0
itself and constituents to make or
et a national issue squarely, and h
before the country on it. 'The u
sked flee when no man pursueth, ti
t the righteous are as bold as a e,
But it may as well be granted that
a dilatory measure will become a
r, and that the President will have
appoint nine commissioners from
il life to take in consideration the
sent tariff, how it affects the va- lj
us industries of the coUntrv and
mmend to Congress what changes
ght to be made in it. There are al-i
idy a good many candidates for P
ase nine positions and the President
s, it is said, a considerable list of
n who believe themselves or are
lieved by their friends to be eligible.
aere is some reason to think that
-Secretary Kirkwood will be one of
e commissioners if he wishes the
we. Concerning the others nothing l
known. When the pomtmission
mes to be made up if it is honestly '
ne it will be something of a ques
)n to determine the scale upon i
aich the great industries of the ]
untry shall be represented. The
ne commissioners should represent t
rly and proportionately the in
istries of the whole unipn. To bo
n with, g; ies folr of ths com.
issioners should represent agricul.
re North and South. This is the 1
rgest and most important interest in ]
,e country. Wheat nud the other
ins, beef and other meats, cotton,
gar and hay, not to speak of minor i
ricultural industries, employ more 1
ople 4ud interest more faiiliep than
I the other industries in the coqu
y taken together, and to give the 1
;ricultural interest four representa
yes on the commission wonld be to
e too little rather than too much.
o give to the raisers of grain, cotton,
ef and pork, sugar, hay and fruits
sa than four commissioners would
eessarily cause great disappointment
d distrust among the agricultural
ass of the fairness of the commission
d the utility of its work. Then
mes the manufacturing interests,
e railroad interests, cotton, lumber
d n,ining interests, all of which
ould be considered proportionately
their relations to the tariff and to
The Republican raid upon the seats
Southern Democrats, foreshadowed
this correspondence when Con
-ess first assembled, is now fairly un
r way. One by one the contested
ses are being decided by the parti
n Elections Committee in favor of
epublican contestants. In one or
uo instanees, which cannot be called
:eptions, such as the cases of Lanier
i. ing, in Janqisiana, and Stolbrand
'. Aiken, in Sonth Carolipa, where
eo alajorities were respectively 12,000
ud 18,000, the Democratic members
re permitted to retain their seats,
pecially as there was not the slight.
t particle of testimony to indicate
at they ought to be disturbed. In
anes like these, however, do not
re to lay the foundation even for
claim for anything approaching jus
e and impartiality on the part of
e Republicans. The work of the
mmittee is now nearly done, and
en it remains to be seen whether
eir schemes can be consummated by
e indorsemtent of the IIlouse. The
epublican majority is po$ very
rong either in brains or votes, and
l need to be reinforced by Greenback
d, which they hope to secure by
pporting Gree.nbackar Lowe in his
test againt Wheeler in the eighth
labamna district. Some of their.
an maay fali to carry when the time
mes. PHONo. 4
Foa THa HERAL.D.
s~ Interesting Letter from Hthe
city of' Brqthaerly Love."
What the south Needs,
ParI staDIPL, PA., April 15, 1882. .
MKaf sss. Eniroas: I am a reader of your -
luable paper and keep well posted from
native County and State. I regret to
that the (Jounty Treasurer has disap
red. If you have space, I will give your I
ders a few dots. I have been here four *
inths attending the Bryant & Stratton a
jiness College. By this time I am pret- s
well acquainted with the City. I find it 6
althy, well laid out, and lighted at -night ~
elcti lights. It has a Park adjoin- I
that has thirty-sx bandred acres. ten
1ly, the stores are perfectly grapd. I.
I mention one of these to your readers. -
John Wannamaker's. Hie has a retail
partmet the first floor of which covers
e acres of ground, and employs twenty
e hundred clerks. You find here every
ig one can buy. Besides, he will seat
i to a good meal if you become hungry
I wearied. It is said to beone of the
indent establishments in America.
'hey are at work on the new City Hall.
Sen completed, it will be grand. It will
years before it is completed. It covers
whole square. It is being built of mar
,with a cupola five hundred feet high.
th all of this combined PhiladelpHia is
beautiful a City as you can find in Amesri- y
Ifid the Northerncities the seas of C
alth, intelligence and education. It
!ma to me that all of the wealth is co- -_
ied here. Unless we Southerners
to building factories, quit raising so
ich cotton, and live more at home-raiae
r meat and corn at home for our own
--we will always be a poverty-stricken
ople. We ought to commence building
:tories at once, and get out of the old
t. Prosperity will come vet it we will do
is. We ought to have three big cotton
:tories at Newberry. We then could ex
ct to grow in wealth. I see very plainly
at is the trouble with us. Cotton and
.ves have been the ruination of the South. Mi
e would be to-day where the North is if
had not been for those two things. The
ople North have been thrown on their
rn resources, and that is why they can
im in wealth. We must change our
We are having quite a cool spell this
ek ; snowed Monday all day, more or
s.;; ice several inches thick. It is said
e fruit crop has been injured to some ex
I have never met better people in all my
tvels than I have met in Philadelphia.
ny young mtan wanting a business educa
n could not find a better place than Bry
t & Stratton's Business College in Phila
lphia. It gives you a thorough know
Ige of the mercantile and the banking
isiness. 1 will remain in College until I
oroughly understand the business.
Yours, &c., J. J. L. Al
Have You Ever.
Knowi any person to be seriously -
without a weak stomach or inactive
er or kidneys ? And when these
gans are in good condition do you
>t find their possessor enjoying good
alth ? Parker's Ginger Tonic reg.
lates these important organs, makes
te blood rich and pure, and strength
is every part of the system. See
Fox THE HzaaaD.
(The following programme was pub. thec
shed in the HERALD Feb. 9th ; but
t the request of the Secretary, and
)r the benefit of all concerned, we (whe
ablish it again. The meeting pro- k
uses to be a very interesting one.) wak
The fourth section of the Reedy Spot
iver Association will convene with Bun
be Bethel Church on Friday before t'e.
be fifth Sunday in this month.
ORDER OF BUSINESS.
Introductory Sermon, by Rev. L.
Missionary Sermon, by Rev. D. W.
1st Essay-"Importance of Denom
national Literature," by Simeon Y
2nd. "Woman's Mission to Wo
nan." by Miss Fannie Leavell.
3d. "Important the Squday
40ool to 0h Ch}urch," by R. G.
4th. "Cause, Rise, Progress and 18s
'resent Position of the Temperance offi
Ieformation,' by Dr. Jas. McIntosh lice
Rev. L. Broaddus.
5th. The disastrous consequences of b
dulgence in inconsistent practices
upon the lives of Christians, by J. S. A
1st Query-Does a letter of dis
nision to a member from a church
Lier his obligations or privileges be- con
ore his union with any other church ? 188
['o be opened by J. C. Stewart.
2nd. Is there a distinct difference ag
n the doctrines of the Baptist denom- pre
nation and Pedo.Baptist Churcbes ?
[f so, what ? To be opened by J. B. ~
3d. What are the best means of N
romoting piety_among church mem
yers ? To be opened by A. P. Davis.
4th. What are the advantages of
amily worship ? To be opened by
I. R. Leavell.Jo
5th. W bat should be done with Cli
barcb meinbers who are good only Ne
lring protracted meetings? To be af
pened by H. W. Dominick. tiot
6th. Ought all church members to
ead in public prayer ? To be opened aha
iy J. B3. Stockman- taxy
7th. What should be done with ing
embers who refuse to contribute any- faii
;hing to the support of the church ?
Fo be opened by J. S. Dominick.
The cight churches of Newberry a
Dounty, vis: Cross Roads, Mt. Zion, Tre
.ewberry, Bethel, Enoree, Lower of I
Duncan's Creek, Fairview and Bush dat
River, are earnestly repuested to send,,
bree delegates each, besides their the
J. R. LEAVELL, Moderator. ext
J. 8. FLOYD, Clerk. th
Catarrh is a most loathsome and mea
sidious disease, and has been pro-ti
iounced by scientists to be incurablepr
he proprietors will guarantee their off
;reat vegetable Specific, S. 8. S., to To'
ure it, or any other blood disease,te
f taken according to directions C. Ma'
3. Burns, Greeneastle. Ind., says: sho
Cured my disease after all other treat- con
nent had failed. PricE, 61.00 and to
1.75 per bottle. but
POST OFFICE. fins
NEWBEERY, S. C., Apr. 15, 1882. In I
List of advertised letters for week ending
Lpr. 15. 1882: r.
laly. H. A. Johnston, Miss Fan
hrislle, Joe Jnie
aldwell, Miss Maggie'Stillwell, Dantaler
lrham, D. H. -Slawson Levi
ary, Matilda Wilson, Lizzie
ackson, Irisson Wicker, N. C.
Parties calling for letters will please sayAt
advertised. R. W. BOONE, P. I.
I am not a candidate for Ohief of Police, IOn
nd would not accept if electDd ; nor am I Lea
candidate for any other position. I have besi
very good position as salesman at the ida
tore of II. Foot & Son, where I will always mot
e glad to see my friends and to sell them &-t'
rat class goods, in Groceries, Dry Goods, sett
c., at bottom prices. gro1
Apr. 20. ife-lt P 4. CbA RKE. yh
HUNT & IlNQi.ETON,
|OMISION MWHANT8, 2
---AD DEiL-ERS IN- of
gg"We are prepared to m.ake liberal ad
eces on consignments to New York and
ba--,-,-on De8 49-4,. a
ddles ex Flannel, QI
For Spring, in colors of Blue, Black, Pear
rhis stock is complete of Imported and Domes
This is the largest stock received in the City,
a new stock of fine LOW QUARTERS and G.
L. KINARD, - - -
r. 20, 16-tf.
ling fitted up my G(rnean Bakery in Ab
class style, I am prep..ritl to furnish to
htizens of Newberry
LOAF BREAD, for
at or rye), 17 tickets for $1.00-each GEB
t good for a 10 cent loaf; also, Sugar $1.2z
s, Jumbles, Drop Cakes, Ginger Snaps, cents
er Jumbles, Pound Cake, Fruit Cake, W A1
ge Cake, Jelly Cake, Cup Cake, Pies, A
4, Rolls, Rusks, Ac. Orders for Par- Al
Balls, or other special occasions will the 1
ire prompt attention.
keep on hand a select assortment of at th
Fan ly Gf(ocerIes,
Mne4 Goo4s a specialty. cont
ar. 28, 12-3m.
otice is hereby given that there will be
I an election on Thursday, April 20th,
2, at 8 o'clock, P. M., for the following
er: Clerk and Treasurer, Chief of Po- Fos
Policemen and Overseer of Streets.
U applications must be handed in on or P
re said day. 'm]
y order of Council. that
JOHN S. FAIR, time
.pr. 20, 16-1t C. a T., T. C. N. reg
brain Sims, a colored, laborer, under 6, 0
tract with the undersigned for the year A
2, has left my employment without any 6th
ged cause. Now this notice is tofore. A
n any person from hiring or harboring day
laborer. Any one so doing will be A
secuted to the extent of the law. 9th
S. W. CANNON. A
.pr. 20, 16-Si'li
de @f the appoimentOl of A
a Board of Assessors for "7t
Tow. or lNewberry, S. 4). on
otice is hereby giver that Messes. Alan and
stone. Win. T. Targant and B. H. A
s are appointed a Board of Assessors on
ases the Real Estate of the Town of A
rberry, S. C., for the purpose of levying on
on the same under the following Sec.- A
Sof the Charter of Newb"rr,y,S. 0., viz: next
Sc. 18. That the Mayor and Aldermen betr
annually appoint three citizens of said regi
n to assess the value of real estate for faile
ition; and said Assessors, before enter. cinc
upon their work, shall take an oath to S
ly and impartially assess each parcel of Con
estate in said Town, and a report in -
ting ofthe assessment astmadeby theU ST
llbe sgned by said assessors, and the (
e fled in the office of the Clerk and
asurer of said Town within the period Sam
he thirty days next ensuing upon the
of their appointment, to assess the B
estate of the said Town. That the as. state
ors shall receive a compensation for New
ir labo, tobeflzed by the Mars and day,
ermen of said Town ; but in no case to gal
ed two (2) dollars per day ; and any high
on who has been appointed to assess fend
said real estate, and shall refuse to per. tract
n the duti.'s incident to said appoint. Stati
t, shall be fined by said Mayor andI Al. Acri
not less than twenty-flve dollars; and of T
the report of the asscssment of real of 1
perty for taxation shall remain in the led<
e of the Clerk and Trea.eurer of s'id Ti
r for the inspection of landowners for pers
thirty days next after the filing Si;
eof; and it shall be inthe power of the --
ror and Aldermen, for go caus TI
wn, to reduce such said assessment, if
plaint against 4iisame shall be made e
them within tis ithirty days next after Eu'
fling of the assessment for taxation ; M
after the expiration of said thirty days d
a said assessment for taxation shall be &
estimony whereof I, Young John Pope,
hare set my hand as Mayor of New.
] berry, S. C., and caused the ofEicial
seal of said Town to be hereunto at- N
tached this 18th day of April, A. D.
YOUNG JOHN POPE, m
Mayor of New berry, S. C.
S. Faa,C. &T., T. C.N.
p. 20, 18-2t.
Learn of Florida.
e orange, cocoanut and lime groves of W
ida are attracting thoustands. It is noEs
er said "Go Wese !" but "South."
*n of this rich and tropical land. The Eus
way is to subscribe for a leading Flor. Na
paper. Send $I.00 for the Democrat 6
th. A pamphlet, (with large map of 0
e), giving price of land, best place to__
e, profits of orange and cocoanut heai
res, drainage of Okeechobee, &c., &c.. u
h the price of subscription to those Bucd
wish to know of Florida, free to those
ee us op p lle; for a~ 6mpnths sub
U. R. PENDLYrQ1N,
pr. 6, -TSt Kzyv Wray, 7r.oasne.
itce of Final Settirent. -P2
will make a settlement as Guardian of 6,(
Estate of RoaE. Wearn, in the oice 85
he Judge of Probate for Newberry siatih
1t7, S. C., on Wednesday, the 3d day Br
ay, 1882, and immediately thereaf:er At
y for a final discharge as Guardian of
JOHN R. SPEARMAN, very
;uaranted not to
tic Underwear in szes f "to
and direct from Ianufactories.
LITERS to make a complete outt
DPERA HOUSE, '
o, a fun assortmet of
rines and Brandi
dmily use. Also, TIPOLI
SoLles, at $1.25 per;eoze; snd
& ENGEL BEER, in pint bott :
per dozen-in hattpintbotdes-at
per dozen- Also, ALES, -SODL
'ER and SARSAPARILLA. -
ral supply of CIG AR i- ii
I orders receied at the Stoosor A
lelvery Express wll receive po? =
tion, and a11 goods will be''
e houses of customers free of a t b h e -
anking the public for theirlbea.a
ge heretofore, I respeetfully toRa3tci
nuance of the same.
Tax SursRvisoz or EERxa. o
NZwBraar COUNTY, SOUTHCaor
rsant to the Act of the Genea Aiw
bly of this State, notice isherebrli
I will be at the follewigts:
s herein indicated for the pupekof&
stering voters of this County,' '
t Willians' Store, for Township o
st and~2nd days of May nex_
Longshore's Store, forow 45
a 3d and 4th daysaoflay next.
I Dead Fall, for Townsbipo8u.
and6sthdays oflMay nest. ~
Pomaria, for Township No. 11s
of May next.
I Jolly Street, for Township N~ 0IE
and 10th days of May nest.
Prosperity, for Township bo. I, 3'
,12th and 13th days of May oei's
SMaybinton, for Township Nto. ,4
and 16th days of May next.
3!ymphville, for Township No.
and 18th days of Kay,next. -C
t Gibson's Store, for Township NohS
9th and 20th days of Kay next.
Jalapa, for Township No. 5,-o42~
23d days of May next.
Cromaer's Store, for Township !o~,.
4sh and 25th days oflMaymnst. -Z
i Newberry .C. H., for Township
9th, 30th and SIst days of Mayaezs
ad on and after the first 1day -of-rm.
, for twenty days, I wi ateda -~
y CourtH'ouse to correct errs4
isration and toregister'such eeos~~
d to register as Thir rse~.~. ~
W. wI.~ Y. FR
pervisor of Registratiear for Nea b~y
LTE OF SOUTH CAROIA,i
O)UNTY OF NEWBEaY :
nel P. Booser and Henry-D.
Geo. B. Booer. -
virtue of a Execution in the
di came to me directed, I will sell, &'
berry Court House, on the frnt M
(Sale-day) in Nay next, wnhin 'these~J
iours of sale, as public outcry, o
est bidder, all of the interest lof the
ant Geo. B. Boozer in and to gei
of land situate in said oza z.
*,containing One Hundred and Iy
s, more or less, and bounded b ~ s
B. Chalmers, Benjamin Mahi
Im. Price and Mrs. F L. Nartin.Li A
>n as the property of G. B. &caomi 2
taxs-Cash. Purchaer to pt
.D. B. WHEELER,K S.
Orff'sOice, April 8th, 1882.
4IE STOCK LWi
r WELL BUCKETS fot .far. and
use are made of heart white oak, ad
ily iror,ed, and we guarantee each on
'St longer than three of the impoted
;ets. If not as represented, can be.
si without cost. A4dress,
40PMWIA, fi. Q. -
,OWS AND EOu.
o00lha. bestqgoality SteellIows.
dos. best quality Cotton Hoerc
g of -
idea' English Crown Ros
serican Cast Steel Hoes,
rid Cast Steel Handled
best quality, all at low