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- "'. ,n sea itafa rise;
;,z, Home, where,
e h oeWssained, go
th . place ,of: dear
perhsps a hundred and
bank of Crim reek
k Laae, asong the
lth,biie w-o
re>ords pA- ar4
i :dsoondlvldes into two ways,
towards Raf's Mountain,
=re to the eft to en
st ne, the. Stone Hillis,
of the Pioneer's
-wmeed to Lexngton
Wise's ferry amos
-- 40s tint hundred yards
taes road, the division
-if's Mountain passed;
aear an old house -of wbich
crae. but with which I was
i dm tlaghe space of time in
'mfweftadtwentydous b
x, eai res1a clitupasd bid .it
4cpta.It- was a, li 'log
- sodealed,so that no
-g was visible. Two lag
MAd two,cdrsoaul
: as:twetre years old, I rd
re ioths,to thisold house,
q v~opR n[ four pupils meeting
Cr~ patrpose of reeiving, iastrac
- atbank grammar-teacher,
- " maec:in tj DutchForkand annonc
bli: tomable ay young man, . at
'-' ed faif1beU hre glou4n t1 speak'with
-?~gIa~g providedl he wasuotan
wf these- premises, for which :
e-ily Juast, as the ieader
Dg: and by. A piaz=a ran
?een -length of the log-straetme
westwarith -soad (imaginary Ber
Swhle tb back doers looked east
upoa-tben.mar Stone HIls. In the
;. , the pupls of tis double
.r of rammer received their
- e tweve o'lock mark scor
-- bath oor, wih for a haJE century
-toned; y the shadow- of
i- liwtatca a blast frot
born to speed westward along the
f (of the $hiae? and to reverberate
among the iopes (of the Oden
Tie ewere the various ont-build
to a thrWnybomestead; and
- 1 hose cle theroad was
fra>tthe midst. wbieh the fam
----pme pea r-tee stil Main
notn4 long ago.
more than aB other
- emoEy O
g. A. a umer, Esq.,
'Septembe~A. D.174i,
Getober ta. D.1I09.
myeas ant-one day.
Meamry of
-Mary Aumer,
Col. John A. Summer,
was born
Anno Domii -174
Ded August Srd,1SfS,
d 4 as, m's.,
Be,iesamotherfond and dear,
a May echidre drop saient tear.
r Y ie are the graves of Cot. John Adam
(or Smrneeand his with. He, as
Sualready been mentioned, was the oldest
-afhim, who, tirst'ofall other white men,
3into the original wilds of the Dutch
Sy grandmother, Eve Margaret Mayer
Steward), the oldest daughter of
Abdam Snsmner, has often describ
lisosme; and tohier amlI ndebted for
of the material out of which I attempt
toevtaehis appearance and mannerL
Ee'wask matof huge -body, .Imperious
- ~ empr ~lrgebut Tugged generosity. I
~vininty posession his last hat, (now
y earspeat themercyfthmo)
'~eto s own"; and,. that
~shtaD and square-est like brothers
- .1 "~George-the latter having been
'~fyokhis fiagers under the ends of a
-~ ~.*r-breland raise It frorm the floor'to the
--- top ea counter,-he must have been a man
&. veary ham appaannce. "If he gave
am midak my grandmother, "and
ths person receiving the command, no mat
lier who it was, ehild, or hireling, or slave,
Sddt set about obeying right off, whatever
was in the Colonel's hand, whether broad
~axeebhl, lan, or handsaw, was hurled
hi might at the head of the
m~haaexeplieation pf his- kindness of
'and his proinptness of effort to relieve
I wmil mention *hat -my' jrand
er related about the first slave that was
t bibo the Dutch Fork. -Her father,
Colonel, 'went to Charleston to sell some
Sednof his~rop. He had not been long
~'uthe city, before he. learned that a slave
ship waslying et one of the wharves. His
enrfosity foreed hima to visit the ship.' As
soon af he stepped upon the deck. sapectacle
S.et'hsvew that shocked him to t melting
k.x-q his-heart. Probably, he had never before
seen a black man; nor had he ever seen a
tbllow-.being in manaces.r-- There upon the
~ eto the sunshine set groups of beings
S htaithehuman shape.- Their- eyes and
.ashwere in glittering contrast 'with their
~bkskin. One of thenm, a young raan, was
manacles. He fixed his peering eyes
MrSammer. (he 'was not yet acolonel).
C'1moets ~wassnmdlint to determine
Mfrican -In bis course. He
forward and threw himasclf, with his
fltupon the deck, at the white man's
-"( bAwIch be grasped and placed upon his
eejok, in his willingness to be a slave
~ theb pledging of his life forbhis fidelity,
man who would deliver him from his
.Gazing up at the white man's
, sdseeing teara In his eyes, the young
2Iaeleapt to his feet, and commenced skip
a dance, and chattering asong of wild
t.Then, to show the man, whose
~ he had touched, what he himself
S-m&oin the way of work, ho went through
~jpaoime of chopping, digging, and
. Summer at once purchased the
and bough himto the D)utch
s ~he. He must have died long before I
Ido ndt think that many slaves were in
S*Duitch For:k until within the fast century.
,ig he white people were largely itl the mLtjorl
t.yj up to the time when I left the corndield
A~1rlhe college. Few of these white men ever
drew on their coats, winter or ruammer, be
"-fore the sunrise breakfast. In their shirt
aleeves.did they go forth from their beds to
e attend to the preliminary work of the farm
nek as feeding the cattle and the horses;
and their shouts and their songs,- mingling
'~wth the lowing of cows, the bleating of
sheep, and the roaring of the Cohee shoals,
form a natural harmony which has never
been disturbed in its hold upon my memory
or delight by any of the artificial combina
ions oftsound. through which I have passed
It was not long after Summer's purchase of
-a slave, before some of his neighbors looked
deeper into the matter than ho did,-in fact
looked beyond philanthropy asan unbusiness
like weakness, and one here and another
~.thers, and perhans Summter himself took to
.~. roiling now and then a hogshead of tobacco
a$ oCharleston. and rolling an African back
to the Dutch Fork. I remember no less than
tenaative African slaves in the Dutch Fork,
when I was twelve years old,-that is, in
SSL. They were remarkable for their
biibeminess. Three of them belonged to my
mamother, Jim, Silly and Maria. The
ht(ahe never could tell what her name
waslinCongo) was held in high esteem by
her old paistress, who, I well remember, shmed
many tears when her servant died. Maria
-undertook to teach 'ne some sentences in her
~sLcr-onge;but I have forgotten all,
tenmerals as far as twenty. She
'a nutwenty was as far as the good
m~Cnohad any need to count. Hap
- ~96pleihope that I will not be consider
ogto extraordinary
lorela the opedialects, if I trasmit to
posterity whtMrawas at so much pains
-- to tuach me. I wm ventre: KILI..n,
"gJu,.T & awnT, Nomr,w, Woaow.
Woxnow-'wn.Lau, Smeor,. - KayoNTT,
Tomo.TOGKELLING, ToxGe-awa.ToirG
BAwDY, Toxo-nomir, ToNG-LUL;P ToMO
woaxow, ToxG-woRRow-wsT.T.an, ToanG.
Bneer. TovG-KAKOrn, TO'IG-TOKG.
-The manners and customs of the first set
liirs in-the Dutch Fork, and their near de
senrdants, 'were extremely uncouth. It is
T rendeftlstrange5that, in the midst of this
primitive social ruggednesa,a grand honesty
industry and love of fellow-nan should every
where be conspicuous. What a pily, thal
knowledge, refinement,e- compacency couk
not be ingrafted upon sach a aigowiis wi
stock without engendering the prLdebg
Fifty years ago, the visitoriwto DutchFo
used to bang his hat uponhe_aub,oa sp a
ning-wheel: now he hangs itton anelegan
hat-rack in he the passage the
had no existence ~ i. years ago, ever;
chamber in a Dutch Fork house contained s
bed: what is now the parlor in the farmer'
bese, with a center-table loaded with gill
edged books, was, then, the sleeping apart
ment of the honored father and mother
FifWy-years ago, nevertheless, these people o
the Dutch Fork had keei eyes for the aecume
nlation of pro:erty;-if a Macksmith, b
hammering out every dollar upon the anvil
-ifatifler of the soil, by% watching ever
dollar in the circulation of the sap,-if
carpenter, by listening to the declarations
his rights by the hoarse language of the san
Foremo't among snoh men- was John A
I will notice him first as a snrveyor an
millwright. The sise of his head, from th
evidence of "the hat," indicates a brain c
mathematical turn. I am unable to discove
who taught him the elements ofTrl'onometry
no necessary to practical surveying. I mus
believe that a man might have come. to th
Dutch Fork in 1760 proposing to teach th
art of surveying in three months, just a
there did come one in 1830 to teach gram
mar in the same space of time. But I an
half-inclined to think that the descendant c
him whom St. Hubert followed with his dog
from the Odenwalds in Germany to ti+
Stone Hills in Lexington, needed for the put
pose of surveying, little more knowledge o
Trigonometry than what enables every car
penter to square every corner of a house, nc
no better compass than- the north star an
the pointers, nor better Gunter's chali
than a muscadine vine dragged down frot
the tallest tree in the swamps of Crimm
creek. Whatever may have been the sourc
of his attainments in that glorious- branch <
science which gave him. a right to be interes
ed in the transit of Venus, the result w
that whenever there happened to be a vacar
mill.seat, John A. Summer "rar round it,
and. it became his property. Well-marke
traces of his work can bejseen this day. Th
foundation of the mill on Broad river, bil
by him of rounded black hornblende stones
has withstoodmore than a century of freshet:
and a doses superstructures have bee
washed from it. How long yet shall it stand
and what convulsion Is to remove it? A
the Cohee Shoals can be plainly seen, at th
day, the mill-race which he began and di
not live to complete.
His fame as a millwright extended beyou
the boundaries of the Dutch Fork. He bul
mills on the Saluda. One, somewhere nes
Dreher's Shoals, has a very ludicrous inc
'dent connected with its building. Aithoag
he threw hatchets, mallets, cisels, an
handsaws at people's heads, yet John Adam
nummer bad a keen appreciation of the hun
orous. The with of the man fbr whom 1
built this mill, Mrs. Y- , was a ver
large woman. In fact, she mast have bee
enormous. The mill had been completed
and Summer was gathering up his tools. H
could not, however, find the bag in which h
usually carried them. Seeing, not far off,
-clothes-We whereon were hanging man
articlesof wearing apparel, he snatched one
for a practical joke, and thrust into it th
tools..; When he -reached home, his wife
Mary, and his four daughters, and some <
his neighbors, pointed out to him that he ha
put two chisels, a good sized dogwood ma
let, three augers, one handsaw, a hammer <
two and a hatchet, LL In ons -or Ma
Y- 's sTocKIGs I Surveying and mil
building were probably the earliest of hi
regular occupations, and he, no-doubt, cot
tinned them throughout his active life.
Merchandizing-was also a profitable bus
ness in those ,days; and John Adam Sun
mer engaged in it quite successfully. If
grandmother remembered when her fathe
in 1781, as Tarleton's foragers were passin
through the Dutch Fork, saved his goods b
packing them between the logs of the house
andsaved himself (why not!) by packing o
into the hollows of the near Stone Hill
Judge O'Neall, in his Annals of Newberry
narrates the following of Col. Summer: "
have been often told -that, on the field <
Steno, Col. John A. Summer. then a private
was one of the men, who, under the cou
mand of Philemon Waters (then, perhapa
only a captain) brought oF an America
field piece, after It had been abandoned b
its ceesand men."- He then did not, i
all probability, beeome a colonel until afte
the war of "de Intepentency"; and he we
only a miitia colonel. ithink I can givt
very nearly, a correct representation of tb
spirit that animated the militia of those days
by depicting a niuster day anterior to th
"Nullification Days." To "go to muster
was far from being an arduous duty. If "ol
Pricy', was present with her wagon-load c
gingereakes and barrel of persimmon beei
and there was a sufficiency of playing card
(some of those old time cross-log whist pla3
ers could have put Hoyle himself in a pc1
plexity), the people cared little for the tronbi
of answering to their names at roll-call, goin
through the march and counter-march, an
breaking up with the DEMORALIZING whee
lng by platoons. The colonel, I suppose, gc
through with a regiment very much as
captain did with a company. I will atteml:
to narrate what took place at a certai
muster ground, on a certain Saturday, ma
be, ffty years ago,-blieving that this di
seript'on will be suffcient to enlighten thos
raers who take an interest in the histor
of the Dutch Fork as to the state of the mit
tia In that part of the country during th
sway of Col. John A. Summer.
Priey was on hand with "ber man," Prinex
earlj in the day. T'he people assemble
briskly; and a: eleven o'clock the word
Panans! PAnADz! were uttered loudly, a
tire same time that Gen. Greene's march wa
shrilly played upon the fife, and a brillian
aUB-a-DUD was rattled upon the head of th
dram, to warn all concerned that the tim
for action had atnived. A line was formed
and the eaptain, with difficulty extricatinj
his sword-blade from the flabby leather1
sCabbard. made a serious flourish with it ove
his head, and ordered the men to ascertal
their respective numbers. They were the:
formed into double ranks by No. 1 steppinj
behind No. 2. and then the orderly was comn
mandled to call the roll. Now, this was:
very solemn duty. This offier was required
to call every man's name loudly and distinct
ly three times. He was forbibidden to pa:
any attention to any answer from any othe
person than the one called. There belonget
to that company two men by the name o
Kukel-Andrew Kunkel and Christian Kun
kel. They were brothers. Andrew was no
present, on the Saturday in question, ant
Christian dreaded lest his brother would b~
fined: The orderly began:
Attum Punterick.
Adam Punterick.-Here.
Orden .-Attum Coon.
Adam Con.-Here.
Orderly.-Awn-ter-rew Kunkel.
Christian Kunkel (PROM REAR RANIK, IN J
SMALL PLAINTIVE voIcE),-An-ter-rew is:
not beer, to tay.
Orderly.-A wn-ter-rew Kunkel.
Christian Knnkel.-An-ter-rew iss not hee
to tay, ant he viii not pe beer to tay.
Orderly.-Awn-ter-rew Kunkel.
Christiain Knnkcl.-An-ter-rew iss not hee
to tay, ant he vill not pe beer to tay, he is
pit of a schnake.
Then the captain places himself at oan
extremity of the line, and gives the corn
mand: "'Fowwurds, march !" Biuebeard'
march is substituted for Gen. Greene's, bu
the RUB-A-DUD is as unchangeable as a decret
of the Modes and Persians. Thus, "I ree
them on their winding way," moving to
wards an old field at an easy distance away
In pawing Pricy many an undisciplined ex
clamation is shouted to her, such as
"Howdty, olt gal !"-"Shoost wait ontel wi
gits pack!fro'm do wars !"-"Keep your sassi
frack peer vell-shtopped!" But the sic:!
command, to "geep silush in de ranks pact
pehindt dare !" arrests the flow of humxour,
not, however, before Christian Kunkel':
petionary voice is heard : "An-ter-rew want:
one, Bricy." "O~h, yes," the whole compn3
yells, "save one chinger-cake for Andrew
an: one for de olt schnake dat has losht al
of Its teet tir ty years ago."
Now the edge of the old field is reached
and, after a short halt, the regular march
according to the book,ls undertaken Wher
the head, that is the captain, arrives a: the
opposite edge, the counter-march is the next
ruovement. After various manouvres tot
numerous (and difficult?) to mention, th<
31ut s THE WHoLs coxranty termin
ates the exercises of the day,-throwing th<
line into a physical demoralization. Every
attempt to rally brings the men nearer anel
nearer to Pricy's c.art, until at last tbey carry
It by storm,-the captain heading the charge.
This Is a tree delineation of a muster-day
inring the happy years just preceeding the
Nullification nUEoa; and the reader cat
easily fancy how it was whes, Col. dummei
momimanded a regiment, forty years preceed
sg -hose times. .To aid the fancy in itt
..i~ttkI can say this: Thar, among
meffeohilitary sayings, while Cesai
maid V3WV1rIr Vicr. Havelock, I'M 15
ruczzo, Nanloan at Anstitm, runs
-ERE (WnIsh the campaign with a clap of
thepder), Col. John Adam Summer was
f equa effective la addressing his regiment
I with theseWoad: Hor,r ur TOUxhADTs!
Loox LIEN DE TmZJrr,! Looz IHE I
t .Need I.ssy more of his military :eareer ?
tNay I bave done.
r I do not know,-nor have I at band the
t means of ascertaining-when Col. Summer
was a member of the Legislature. I have
- anecdote, the truth of which cannot be
- doubted, that brings out certain points of
his character, as varnish does the dimmed
f traits of an oil patnting upon canvass. He
- had no patience with attempts to convince
r him by reasoning with him. Speeches were,
therefore, lost upon him; and, when
r ever there was no escape from them, he
t quietly settled himself into a deep sleep. In
f his mercantile dealing he became well ac
quainted will General Casey, of Granby. A
mutual attachment was gradually establish
ed between Col. Summer and 'Chineral Cas
1 ey." Summer admired his friend as a man
s whose opinion "would do to follow;" and
f Casey saw in the "gentleman from Dutch
r Fork" a rough diamond of great value,
, which it would be a pity to cut into facets.
t They were always together; and talked less
e about taxes and appropriations, than about
e mill-seats and meadows. His neighbors
s would gather around him upon his return
- home and ask him: "Well Summers wat
i has de Letchislater done? Will we all pe al
f lowted to hang a man for shtealin,' afder
s dis?" Whereupon the great man would
e hook his thumbs in the arm-holes of h:s vest,
and say: "Chineral Casey is willin' to wote
f for it."
The anecdote of which I spoke is this:
r One day, a long discussion began and the
I question was ready for vote only towards the
a close of the day. Col. Summersoon sank into
o a profound slumber. The eloquence of the
s- speaker, then upon the floor. becamu more
e and more to his drowsy senses like the roar
f lug of the Cohee shoals, and visions of mill
- seats and the dragging of muscadine vines
s controlled his dreams. Suddenly, a rode
t slap upon his shoulder awaked him, and he
heard a voice saying: "They have just call
I ed your name, Colonel, for your vote."
e "How didt Chineral Casey wote?" was
t the Colonel's enquiry, as he aroused himsel
, from sleep.
, I will again bring Colonel Summer into
a notice in connection with other charpters
? which I shall attempt to portray; and con
,t elude this number, already too long, by
s stating, that' at his burial, the people fired
d guns over his grave, which they intended
for military honors, in the best way they
d knew how. It is true, that the reports of
It their guns were not according to rules, it
r books: but they had heard that somehow It
I- this way was respect shown to the belove.
li of the people, and they paid it, if not ele
d gantly, according to German feeling, and tc
a German understanding, "vom Hertzens
Grunde." 0. B. M.
The 1erald.
- THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 1883
The Herald Is in thehighestrespect aFam
- n ewy r, devoted to the material in
, terestso th people of this County and the
I State. It circulates extensively, and as at
f Advertising medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. ForTerms. see frst page.
Cotton Seed Meal.
rThe increased sale of cominer
r cial fertilizers shows that the far
s mers are looking forward to larger
crops than those of last year, and ii
Spoints unerringly to the fact that
the cotton crop will receive more
Sthan its due share of attention.
SThe faith that the farmer has in
commercial fertilizers is surprising,
Sand it causes him to leave drouth
Sand unfavorable weather out of his
calculations. He is disposed tc
"try a little of every thing that
comes along," without due regard
to cost. This is clearly seen ii
the kapidly growing sales of cotton
Sseed meal as a fertilizer. The
B manufacture of cotton seed oil
,must prove a paying branch of in
dustry so long as the meal finds a
t ready market; indeed it seem to us
tthat there must be greater profit in
the meal than in the oil itself. But we
cannot understand why the far
mer invests in cotton seed meal,
unless he wants a commercial fer
tilizer of some kind, and has the
greatest faith in what he knows
least about.
We do not deny that this meal is
a very good fertilizer; but the man
who buys it, pays a great deal more
than it is worth. Examine the fig.
uses. The farmer sells his cotton
seed at fifteen cents a .bushel, or
exactly fifty cents per hundred
pounds; cotton seed meal sells at
one dollar and fifty cents a hundred
pounds. Or, to go farther, the
farmer sells his cotton seed at ten
dollars a ton, and pays thirty dollars
a ton for cotton seed meal ! In other
-words he pays the mill twenty diol
lars a ton, for removing the sub.
stance from the seed. And the
man who s'avs that cotton seed
meal is a better fertilizer than cot
ton seed, takes the extreme and
unreasonable ground that vegetable
matter is improved as a fertilizer
by being deprived of its sub
stance. We do not find fault with
cotton seed meal, or with those who
sell it; we simply feel that our far
mers cannot afford to pay anybody
twenty a ton for grinding cotton
seed into meal.
We think our farmers should
look ahead, and count costs. We
should like to see them raise their
farm supplies, and make at least
the greater part of their fertilizers
at home. This would be infinitely
better than the system they are
now working upon. And in any
event they, should not pay more
than ten dollars for a ton of cotton
seed meal.
Is your wife's health poor ? Are
your children sickly ? 'Give them
Brown's Iron Bitters. It will revive
The following extract is taken
from the Register's account of the.
proceedings in the Fairfield election
cases :
Judge Willard launched oat into
the sea of eloquence and oratory at
this point, and was winding up in
good style when he suddenly came
from a lofty height to make a per
sonal remark. He said : "Mr. Com
missioner, that man right at your
left distracts me very much by his
constant grinning."
The "man at the left" who had
given vent to his risibles was Mr.
Gonzales, reporter for the News and
Courier, to whom all eyes were now
turned. . He cast his eyes on Judge
Willard and said : "What ao you
mean, sir ? You have no right to
speak that way to me, sir."
- The Commissioner tried to hold
her cool, and suggested to Mr.
Gonzales to move his chair, but he
declined, saying hewould keep that
seat or go out.
Col. Haskell, who keeps cool un
der the most exasperating circum
stances, said; "Come here, Gonza
les; take my chair; I'll take yours;
but I may come under the* rebuke
of counsel for I expect I will have
to laugh. You take my place, and
he won't see you laugh."
Mr. Gonzales, during his move
ment to Cclonel Haskell's chair, said
"I will laugh whenever he says any
thing susceptible of ridicule."
A difficrity occurred in Colum
bia, on the night of the 21st, be
tween W. B. Cash, son of the duelist.
and Mr. Herron, one of the defend
ants in the Fairfield election cases.
In a dispute as to the fairness of
the last elect: on, Herron, who is an
old man, call. d Cash a liar. Both
were under the influence of
liquor, and Cash struck the old man
several severe blows. Both were
arrested, and a search revealed the
fact that Cash carried -two pistols
concealed upon his person. On the
following morning Mayor Rhett
fined th two brawlers $20 each for
fighting, and fined Cash $10 for
carrying a concealed weapon in
violation of a city ordinance. Cash
has been bound over to the next
term of court for carrying conceal
ed deadly weapons. He was re
presented by Willard and Snyder.
Snyder was insolent and imperti
nent, and protested that Cash, as a
Deputy United States Marshal, had
the right to carry arms. The Mayor
said he would see if the United
Statea Government could give its
employes power to violate the city
The grand jury of Spartanburg
County call upon their members of
the legislature to urge the repeal of
the law exempting manufactures
from taxation, and say: "In this
county there is about one million
of dollars invested in manufactur
ig property owned by wealthy
citizens, in and out of this county.
This is about one fifth of the taxa
ble property of the county. We
think the law unjust, partial and
odious, and cannot urge its repeal
in language too strong to express
our convictions." The grand jury
is right. The :New England manu
facturer demands a protective tar
iff for the encouragement of infant
industries; the South Carolina man
ufacturer must have an exemption
from taxation, for the same pur
pose. The principle is the same.
In each case it is protection for
capital, at the expense of the labor
The preliminary examination in
the Clarendon County election cases
was held in Charleston before Com
missioner Gayer. The Govern
ment, put up seven witnesses, all
white, who proved without excep
tion that Attorney-General Brew
ster is making an ass of himself.
They testified that there had been
no violation of the law at their
precinct; that the polls were con
structed accordinig to law; that they
had not been hindered from voting;
and that they had not voted be
cause they "did not feel disposed
to vote, and did not like the way
the - polls were fired up." These
were Government witnesses, ansWer
ing the leadinig questions of tools
employed by "my lord." Brewster.
Senator Logan advocates the ap
propriation by the general govern
ment, of at least $40,000,000 to aid
the free schools of the country; he
would not object to $60,000,000.
He thinks that the distribution of
the funds among the States should
be made "in proportion to popu
lation." He rejects illiteracy as a
basis of dlistribution, on the ground
that it would throw too large a
percentage of the funds into the
Southern States. And the plan
which he advocates would of course
give the lion's share to the North.
If any appropriation is ever made,
illiteracy should be adopted as the
only fair. basis.
Colds yield to onions like magic,
but Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup is a
still better and by far more agree
able means of curing a Cold or
Cough. You can buy a bottle for
25 cents at any drug store, and we
are sure it will do the work every
The Columbia correspondent of
the Augusta Chronicle and Contitu
tionalist, spe*?-ing of the political
prosecutions as Columbia, says:
This relentless persecution of a
free people is without a parallel in
the history of the world, and ex
hibits the vindictive spirit that in
spires the' representatives of the
Government in South Carolina.
Can such things continue always
without rebuke? Are these prose
cutions intituted to provoke the
people to open resistance for the
purpose o'f furnishing political capi
tal for the Republican party? If
so, these efforts will be fruitless,
for, while some of the unscrupulous
scoundrels who are instigating
their ignorant dupes to such action,
may feel the weight of outraged
public opinion, there will be no re
sistance to Federal authority, and
no obstacle will be thrown in the
'way of the execution of the laws.
Our people know that they can
prove their innocence of any crime,
and feeling that they have done
.nothing to merit such treatment
they are justly indignant.
The latest. story of Vincent the
absconding 'treasurer of Alabama
is that, at the time of his departure,
he handed $15,000 to his wife, for
her use. Upon opening the pack
age she found the first bill to be
one of the denomination of $5,000.
This led her to conclude that it was
public money; hence she went to
the Capitol and turned it over to
the State officials. Nobody seems
to know Vincent's whereabouts.
Mr. Chas. 0. LaMotte, ship news
reporter of the Savannah Morrsing
News, was accidentally drowned in
the Savannah river, on the 20th,
while in the discharge of his duty.
Mr. LaMotte was formerly a prac
ticing lawyer and resided at one
time in Laurens, and was a brother
of Mr. T. J. LaMotte of Columbia.
He leaves a wife and eight children.
Queen Victoria fell, a few days
ago, and sprained her knee. The
injury was severe and painful, but
not very serious. Yet certain news
papers have been wailing as if the
"times were out of joint."
The Democratic Convention
which met in Providence, R. I.,
nominated William Sprague for
Governor, by a rising vote, only
seven delegates voting against
The work done at the late session
of the United States Court, at
Greenville, seems to have had no
effect on the moonshiners. -The
revenue raiders are kept busy.
On the 22nd, a warehouse, at
Columbus, Ga., was destroyed by
fire, and three thousand four hun.
dred bales of cotton burned.
Jefferson Davis says he was born
in Kentucky. The Richmond Dis
patch says that Davis and Toombs
were born in Georgia.
Mayor John McPherson DeSaus
sure, of Camden, died on the 24th,
He was 76 years of age, and was
a lawyer by profession.
Postmaster General Howe is
Compulsory education has been
successfully tried in Wisconsin.
Nom in!
late President of the National Phar
maceutical Association of the United
States, says:
"Brown's Iron Bitters has a
heavy sale, is conceded to be a Sne
tomec; the'character of the mnn
facturers Is a voucher for its purity
and medicinal excellence."
President Baltimore Pharmaceutical
Cpllege, says:
"I indorse It as a Sne 'mcn,
fre frmalcohc pisons
D., Professor of Pharmacy, Bahti
more Pharmaceutical College, says:
"Brown's Iron Bitters Is a safe
be recomended as a toni'c for use
among those who oppose alcoho."
SecretaryBaltimore Collegeof Phar
macy, says
"I Indorse It as an exeBent
ada nonltaica fth oil
one 'of Baltmore's oldest and most
reliable physicians, says:
"AU who havensedit ' itts
sanard virtues, ad tweU
makes It Is a sufficient gara-me
of Its being all that Is dsmed,fer
thyare men whoecould not belin
d tedofe anyin eis beta
'Diggist Cured.
Gentlemea rw' Iro Bit
ters cured me of a bad attack of
Indiestioandf santges
Ask yorDruggist for BowN's
IaoN Bixa,and take no other.
One trial will convince you that it
The yr l priority of DR.
EU.:.' COU: i SYRUP crei
all otle: cough remedies is attesed
by the immene po; ular demand
for that old established remedy.
For the Cure of Coughs, Colds,
Hoarseness, Croup, Asthma, Bron
chitis,Whooping Cough,Incipient
Consumption and for the relief of
con:sumn r: ive persons in ad:(d
.; rf thie Disease -
This can be done by examining our
large and elegant stock of Spring
Goods before you make your purchases.
Our Department of White
Contains everything that is new and
attractive, and it will ever be our am
bition to maintain it at its present high
standard of excellence. Ask for our
lOc bleaching. This bleeching was for
merly sold for 12 1-2c. Truly
There's Mitlions in It.
Wamsutta and Mew York Mills at 12je.
Hav'nt you been paying 15e for it?
Do so no longer.
Grand Display!
Of- Parasols, Fans, Ladies and Misses
Collars, which are "just lovely." La
ces, Lace Curtains. Ribbons, Buttons,
and all the Novelties of the Season.
The finest line of HAMBURG EM
BROIDERIES ever brought to New
berry, at -our well known low prices.
As we never carry over any of our old
stock, these goods are therefore entire
ly new, and are unsurpassed in beauty
of design and finish.
Our stock of RICH, FANCY AND
Has been selected with great care, and
we feel confident that we can please
you both in price and fabric.
Ladies come quickly and inspect our
Bargain Basket of Misses
Extra fiae Rose.
If you neglect this opportunity of sup
plying your little ones at a less price
than inferior ones will cost you, it will
always be-a source of much regret.
We make a specialty of Ladies', Gen
tlemens, Misses and Infants
Zeiler's Slhoes are the best ! These
goods we have made to order; and each
hoe bearing our name is guaranteed
to be first class, and to give satisfaction
in every instance. Our
Gentlemens' Fnrnishing Goods
Contains a choice selection of Collars,
Cuffs, Ties and Scarfs in the latest
Sprig styles and colors.
The "Diamond' Shist" is still, and
always will be the leader of the Shirt
All goods 'warranted. Goods ex
changed with pleasure, anid anything
that we can do to oblige yoq, will be
cheerfully done.
B. H. CLINE & Co.
Mar 28 tf
By Jacob B. Fellers, Probate Judge.
WHEREAS.; John W. Opppock
hath made suit to me to grant
him Letters of Administration of the
estate and effects of Mack Coppock,
These are, therefore, to cite and
admonish all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said Mack
Coppock, deceased, that they be and
appear before me, in. the Court of
Probate,,to be held at Newberry Court
House on the 12th day of April next,
after publication hereof, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon, to shew cause, if any
they have, why the said Administra
tion should not be granted.
Given under my Hand this 28th day
of March Anno Domini, 1883.
J. B. FELLERS, J. P. N. 0.
Mar. 28, 13-2t
All persons are hereby warned not
to employ a colored man named "Bill
Werts," as hie is under contract with
me for the year 1883. The law will be
enforced against any person giving em
ployment to said Werts.
mar 13 2t* E. P. MIATHEWES.
Notice of Election
For. Mayor and Four Aldermen for
Town of Newberry, S. C.
Notice is hereby given that In accor
dance with the laws, there will be held
an election on Tuesday April 10, 1883,
for a Mayor and fouir Aldermen, to
serve as a Town Council for'the ensu
ing year. Polls will be opened at Coun
cil chambers from 8 o'clock, a.n., to 8
p.m., with the following managers, J.
E. Chapman, R. T. Caldwell and J.
W. Gary, with H. H. Evans, as Clerk.
L. M. SPEERS, Mayor pro. tem.
John S. Fair. C.T.T.T.C. mar 28 2t
Dontbe nt
C.0. LATOCNLEY,Manfuf''r,
Mar.8 91.3-Gm.
are Agents and have for sale the follov
Steam Engi
Saw ME
Harvester and Bi
Table Rak
G2-1obe Cott
If you want anything of this kind gi
Warehouse for Machineryin the nei
rington streets, below Chr7stian & Smi
Mar. 5, 10-tf.
1883, SPRINO 1883.
all of which were bought at lowe t
prices for Cash, and therefore can be
wnliii & J, wE c0I1'ti
Will Not Be Undersld,
and they therefore cordially invite an)
and every man who needs anything it
theirline from a pair of
Shoes up to a Hat,
including Socks, Drawers, Under and
Overshirts, Collars, Pants, Vests,
Coats, to call at their store in
Mol1ohon Row
to be convinced of what they-say. -
Call early and call late
All you may want relate,
Ask for Clothing, Hats or Shohs,
Or anything else you choon
And you shall have It from
Mar. 28, 13-tf
And Distributor.
We have been manufacturing the
Rhodes Cotton Planter, Guano, Pea
and Corn Distributor for two years,
and have sold over fifty which have
given good satisfaction.
We have the right for Laurens, New
berry, Abbeville, and Anderson, for the
Blacklidge C3otton Plaiter and
Guano Distributor.
It will open and drop cotton seed, dis.
tribute ~no and corer at same time,
and 'if drop corn and peas in hills. It
has been thoroughly tested for several
years and gives satisfaction. Is a
standard machine; price $12.0.0. All
orders should be sent to
St.AWSON & Co.,
Silver Street, S. C.
Mar. 20, 12-6t*.
The prettiest of all! Proud carriage:
Beau$iful rose combs! White ear lobes!
Moonlike span le! Every one ad
mires them. Non-Setters. Everlast
ing Layers. Grown fowls, $6; eight
weeks chicks,. $3 per pair. Eggs, $2
for 13. Delivered free.
Mar. 20,'12-2t* Stroth~er, S. C.
Lee H. Sims, vs.Fannie.Andrews,et.al.
The creditors holdin demandi
against the estates of Louisa Sims and
John P. Sims are hereby required ti
render.to the underagedh respee.
tive claims, on or-befoe the sixth day
of April, 1883.
Master's Office, 1st March, 1883.
Mar. 2, 9-St.
In accordance with the custom that
has obtained for years, a public meet
ing of the citizens of the Town of New
berry is called for Thursday, the 29th
instant, at 5 o'clock,. to nominate a
Mayor and Four Aldermen to serve
for the ensuing year.
The meeting will be held in -the
Opera House.
Newberry, S. C., 19th day of March,
1883, 12-2t.
I will make a final settlement on the
estate of Elisha K. Schampert deceas
ed in the Probate Court for Nowberry
County on the. 9th day of April, 1883,
and immediately thereafter apply for
my discharge as the Administrator
Administrator of
Mar. 7, 10-,5t.
All subsci-ibers to the HRLD are
invied to ask for and receive a copy of
Kendall's Traie the Horse. A
very valuable wihwe intend to
ing improvea Agin'ultur
Frans G.ea Lfoepn vs WLa
sue an
His o s
1883 Pa utery,
truaeleor repuofcaig lse
th's Livery Stables. -
Frances G. Lyle,vs Willia m
By virtue.4fan begu".e
diirected in th~e aboer:
sell, at Mewbe Court
flrst onda
1ess, andto
ierardof the intei
William V. Lyles. is ad i
anor pare of la d of
L Lyle. -died, seiied ama
situate, lying and being btbe.
and State ~oeal
Handred -a .
less, and bounded b c 7o
Jae Hardy, John F.4Oner;u
of John V. Lyies. --Also.all;of
terest and-estae of .
in a to$lltht fasetofh
John V. Lyles died; seizedan c : y
estate of tJoha-' -
Abram Gordon a'nd
as te poperty of -
Sherif's Office, ar. 9 8
Elli A. Paynngier,
Emma Paysinger,Cav
at Newberry, S. C,- bh
inte oun ~State
tainag aldaut one hmin
or less,-(bein a patof
of Benj. F.Pysnr
bonnded by, ad
hardt, T. T.'St
and by publier
of Newberry -
be sold by plat tobe e on~
of sale.
quired to pay one-half of tku
money in-ea, and to secure
ange payable ate twselve
interest from the day of auie
and mortgage of thep
leave to pay ~the Jil 1
Purchaser t
Master's officee, 9th Feb.,
mieline Titus vs-D). LW~e
*Sheriff; and Abra G I~
By virtue of an
directed in-the above sae
irtMonday(peday Il ,
1883, at-pb onder, te
bidder, al of the interestaa
Abram G. Lyles, in&t~
ing Real Estate, toarity A~
of land of whchJohn L4e1
seized and possessed
and beinglin the-Countyan
aforesaid, containing Onie H
and Eihyacres, more -o
buddby-lands of Catherise
John F. Oxner and estate of Jo6znj
the County and
taining One Hundreduwe
acres, more or less, bounded .y
of R. Renwick, estate'of J ,
don, and estate of John L.
Levied on as the property of Abra
TEEns.-Cash. ParchasertO
Coroner)~ (
Mar. 9, 1883, 11-3t. *
The State of South Carolina,1n1
vs. H. C. Moses and others, ee
All persons interested in3 the
which came. to the hands of H.
Moses, late clerk of this Cor
hereby required torenderand
before the undersigned theIr
demands on or before the first e*.
May, 1883.
Master's Office, Feb.20, 1883, -O
59 Cord.s~
Apply to
March 19, 12-tf.
A beautifairas~anegpT
with enynpieitmatch,

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