NWBENRY, S. C.
-TEURSDAY JAN. 31, 1884.
F~ii OR TE PWO MCM
4~g~~I.IaW be fasgerwPts-m
of Ob Ount and Me
unlafbd a -
2ftmw fUst p%ps.
ie a patbeh i6ecoint of the
aittleirl. whoIad been
-sb the. deliium in which
life -went out, she cried
"0, mother, if eould only
these-'notes out of .my heal"
Odew from her father ran as
"Diedof the Boston school
T incident should serve as an
'ornng against crammMg m
h*er schools than those of Boston,
4din our colleges as well as in
-NMr common schools. Even our
_olfeg6 boys are expected to cram;
acram they do, in many instan
se ti their minds are, like old.
tai stored with odds and ends
are of no great use at any
-b which cannot be found
-We believe, and this is our de
berate conclusion, that college ex
iailtions, as now conducted, are
ting in theory and practiee. Of
itwil be said, as it has al
.*ay.-been said, that the examina
tion, is necessary to test the stu
deat'sprofcieney and show whether
be. is -worthy of promotion to a
higher class. But this is not true.
If the college faclty is not already
Isformed as to the class standing of
"iph student, an examination of the
h kilXind cannot furnish the infor
Sev eeks before the day of
the tion the students, es
itious, begin to
their m w l kinds of
bish-good, bad and reut.
nAd-like,- they attempt
aVwbok in unbreken doses,
tosie disgorged upon the eaamina
'tion' papers, as. occasion requires.
TiitWL.branch'esof study in which
there is to be no examination are
thrown aside, or, at he~st, merely
skimmed over. The student forgets
that knowledge' should be his aim ;
he forgets that food should be mas
ticated and informiation digested ;
he looks upon the examination as
the great end of the college session,
what he has accomplished, and on
the day of examination he is, it
cannot be denied, well crammed
unfortunately, however, the chances
- are that he is a victimn of mental
dyspepsia and indigestion.
Apat' ftom- Sie worry and fret
~ ~ that attend ius cramming process
wrhich does no good--college exami
nations tempt the student unwisely
and unnecessarily. We have known
students who were on their honor,
but who were not successful cram
mere, 'to hide their books in the
woods, and in the stove, that they
might consult them ini the absence
of the examining officer. We have
~< known other evil results of the sys
ten of examinations, but we have
looked in vain for the wisdomn.or
the good it is said to contain.
The teacher always kunows the
grade of his pupils, and an especial
examination is unnecessary.
In another column is published an
interview withMr. Hobbs, in which
he confesses that he blundered in
his brief p)olitical career of 1880.
At that ~time we condemned his
coturse, -and we are not his apologist
now-though we, have always~ be
liev-ed that he was misled. But
when he comes forward in a manly
way and confesses his error, at the
same time sho'wing a disposition to
avoid similar errors hereafter, we
cannot. refuse ,to take him by the
hand. We too are buman. Besides,
we knew Mr. Hobbs as a college
student, and we never knew him
to do amesnor a low thing
This is what we ave-wto ay on
thesubjectofMormonsmr: t should
be wiged out of existence. The
constitetion does not authorize
A polygamy or- furniak a bulwark for
would uneiaigy say that the
constitution should be wiped out,
tthat extent We Sgree with Dr.
Talmage, thai Utah is a national
stable, and abould lie cleaned out
c i eth~ letter.
?-~th prisoners in the
an atiempt t
A TALK WITH COL. HOBBS.
"rIE PLAN" OF 1880.-A CHANGE
CoL Jno. F. Hobbs who recently
returned from Australia, paid our
town a short visit last week, and
gave us a call. After talking in a
general woy about his travels and
his stay in Australia, our conversa
tion turned upon some of the politi
cal events of 1880, and ran substan
tially as follows:
"Col. Hobbs, it is reported that
your politicalconvictions have un
dergone a change since 1880, and,
as you formerly had many friends
in Newberry, perhaps you would
like to say something on the sub
"Yes, I have something to say on
that subject, -which you may pub
lish or not, as you see fit. The
people generally suspected that I
was misled and ill-advised.in 1880,
and J confirm their sispicions. I
was shamefully -advised and aban
doned* in a race 'thit was not of
my aseking, and certainly not ol
my bringing about. Leading Dem
ocrats took advantage of my zeal
-and liberal convictions to use me as
a figrehead in a movement which
they hadotth courage openly t
champin. I found this out too
late. Once in the breach, with the
press and the clubs firing at me, I
was.left to make the fight and meet
the results alone."
"By what plan did you hope to
meet with success ?'
"I will give you the plan. In
1880, I was sent for by an influen
tial Democratic leader; whose name
I need not call, who unfolded his
plans to me. I was seen by other
honorable gentlemen (Democrats,
all) on the same subject, and I was
asked all around to represent a gen
eral movement of the opposition
Democrats-political soreheads. oi
the late State convention, perhaps;
The whole matter was sub rosa, oi
course. When our movements was
under foot, a convention was tc
meet quietly in Columbia, a fei
days beforei the day of election, anc
nominate the spirit and mover foi
Governor, and others for the'officei
of the unpopular. nominess of th(
regular ticket. I was tendered
either of the other nominations ex
cept that for Attorney General
this offer I declined. Thompsor
and Richardson were to be en
dorsed. Having thus a semblanc(
of a Democratic nomination of som
kind, the new nominees were tc
make a short, bold and vigorow.
appeal to the people, before tht
press had time to work down th<
opposition to the weak candidatei
on the regular ticket."
"What did ypu expect to accom
plish by a movement of that sort
if successful ?"
~.inaSnaf ,the mosaman
because of-the men who&rie work
ing it, and- because it was in th4
direction of' ny pet dream-Liber
alisnm. I am as zealously and hon
estly opposed to it now, because
reflection and the more maturi
thought of hard experience tell m4
it was wrong. I am and alwayi
was bitterly opposed to Radicalisn
--I am also opposed to fossil Dew
ocracy. A progressive governmen
of liberal Democrats was my dream
and to this I honestly worked.
see now that the plan was wrong
This plan of Democratic re-organ]
zation was unsound in principle o
policy. The plan was for the liber
a], progressive element to leap int4
the arena, and force the fossils out
but I have sounded the planks o
this platform, and they are rotten
I confess this. I now see that th<
result aimed at can be accomplishe<
only by rrecting the defects of the
p moeratic organization
ould be done 'in the lines b'
weeding-out process.' I am
and have always been a Democra
"You are convinced, then, tha
you blundered in 1880 ?"
"Yes, I know I have made man'
blunders and mistakes, and I fee
no less a man because I have th4
manhood to admit them. If th4
public sees fit to indict me for being
a political fool, I am not prepare<
to plead "Not Guilty." In mitiga
tion, however,I give the honesty o
my purpose, the secret and unmanly
abandonment of me by my adviseri
and backers, and the inexperience
of youth. I ask no man's pardon
I simply plead to my mistakes
purposes, and blunders, and accepi
the verdict of any honest mind as
to my guilt."
"Upon what course have you de
"After spending a few weeks it
Edgefield and Lexington Counties
I will settle in Atlanta and practic<
my profession, devoting myself es
pecially to Criminal and Corpora
tion, or Railroad Law.'
In February of 1883 Col. Hobbs
went to Australia by way of the
"Golden Gates." While there he
acted as agent for the Pacific Pub
lishing Co. He srecently returned by
way of the Holy Land, and Eng
land. He gives a very interesting
account of his travels. He brought
with him a valuable collection -of
Australian curiosities which he has
presented to the Museum-of New
If disease has entered the system
the only way to drive it out is to
purify and enrich the blood. To
this end, as is acknowledged by all
medical men, nothing is better
adated than iron. The fault hith
erto has been that iron could not
be so prepared as to be absolutely
harmless to the teeth. This diffi
culty has been ever come by the
Brown Chemical Cjpany of Balti
mo'e, Md., who offer their Brown's
IrmiBittes a faultless iron pre
parationg a poiti* cure for dyspep
THE LEAP YEAR GERMAN.
12 O'clock, December 31st, 1883,
soxinded the knell of doom to many.
an unlucky youth, for it signalled
the beginning of Leap Year. And
why it is every fourth year the
privileges of man are assumed by
the gentle sex, is enveloped in mys
tery. Some crusty old bac'"elor
has said, like snakes, musquitoes
and political elections, they are dis
pensations of Providence, inscruta
ble and past finding out. Now, if
some pretty girl would corner off
this cynical fraud, we guaran'ee he
would change his creed in a jiffy.
For several weeks past there have
been whisperings of some grand
scheme to entrap the dudes alto
gether. This finally culminated in
a German. g' en at the Newberry
Hotel last Thursday evening, by the
"Kapa Zeta Phi Club of Prettiness;"
and to say a single one went away
heart whole would be simply telling
a 317 upside down.
By 8 o'clock-the chairs and walls
were ornamented by numerous
young dudes who embellished and
added to them by their grace and
beauty. The merry laughter of the
dudines beaming with mischief, the
bappy faces. of the dudes as they
realized their unique position, the
intricate weaving of the variegated
colors in the German and the gro
tesque shapes of the favors made
"Such soenes as youthful poets dream
On summers eve, by haunted stream."
One German (a Professor in the
Newberry CoLege) was led (captive)
by a young lady who seemed de
lighted with the prize.
At 8.30 the Newberry Quartette
struck up one of its. liveliest airs,
the disciples of Terpsichore arrang
ed themselves in order and German
No. 2 commenced. This was led
by Miss Katie S. Rutherford assist
ed by the beautiful and accomplish
ed Mr. John B. Jones. Miss Helen
Wardlaw, aided by the graceful Mr.
Jas. A. Burton, ably seconded Miss
Gorgeous were the dresses, while
jewels and precious stones were as
plentiful as sands by the sea-shore.
The whole scene seemed a perfect
faity land, for never did men look
so handsome nor women more
beauteous. Among the mfiny we
cannot fail to notice:
Mr. R. S. Ellis, of Virginia, who
from his grace has deservedly ob
tained the soubriquet of "Prince
Charming :"full dress;Etruscan gold
ornaments. Mr. S. J. McCaughrin,
of Doko, a bright young debutante
appeared in English walking suit.
Pearls and crabapple blossoms.
Mr. J. M. Johnstone, of Clary's
Mineral Spring, was one of the
belles of the evening, attired in full
dress embroidered with green lace;
Onyx, set in silver and gold.
Mr. L. .W. Jones, Denny's X
-odrielrie7mny wnning ways
was constantly beseiged by admir
ers, to the disconmfiture of his rivals;
Hollyhock, amethyst and pearls.
Mr. J. W. Pelham, Brewertop.
seemed the very picture of happi
ness; Diamonds, waving mustache,
and gourd blossoms.
Mr. S. A. Boozer, Newberry, by
his bright and ready wit, drew well,
-Cutaway sack, trimmed with red
braid ; Rubies and eye-glasses.
Mr. H. H. Kinard, Aleton, ap
peared as handsome as he could
look ; Emeralds and broom sedge.
Mr. G. E. Werber, College Hill;
-Prince Albert, Sapphires.
Mr.~ D. N. Lane; Full dress; Dia
monds and "Jimson" flower.
rMr. W. H. Hunt, Jr., Jug Tavern,
Georgia, made one corner of the
hall especially attractive by his
beaming smiles.and coquettish airs;
-Prince Albert; Irish potato blooms
and cat's eye.
Mr. S. B. Jones, as sweet as a
Peri, held his own 'gainst all ;
Tiger eye Cameo.
Mr. T. E. Greneker, sack coat,
yellow vest trimmed with blue
zephyr; Red eye, chinaberry blooms.
Mr. M. B. Kelly, Yuberdam, Cal.
Knee breeches, diketail coat, buck
led shoes ; Sun flowers and flowing
locks. No jewels.
Mr. G. G. Sale, Blanco Texas,
was the recipient of many favors
Sand nearly made one or two die
with envy; blue cutaway, brass but
tons ; Heliotrope and 10 horse
Mr. I. N. Gary, double-breasted,
Mr. R. D. Wright. and R.-H.
Wearn, in corduroy, with silk trim
mings, added much to tihe occasion
by their sweet manners and en
Such a brilliant affair has not
been witnessed in Newberry for
years and the memory will linger
long in the minds of all who were
so fortunate as to be present. The'
young ladies certainly deserve credit
for their pains and the boys may
pull down. their flag and make an
unconditional surrender. Our only
advice is this: Dont stop but con
tinue the good work and we will
hold up both hands for it and cry
with our last breath "Success to the
Kappa Zeta Phi !" Long may she
wave !" saNcHo.
CHRONICLE AND CONSTITUTION
We refer our ~ readers to the ad
verftisements of the Chronicle and
Constitutionalist, of. Augusta, which
we are allowed to club with the Hr.
ALD ; the Morning paper and Hut
LA1 at $9,50, the-Evening paper and
HEALD1. at $7, and the Weekly and
Hznar. at $3.50. The Chronie
and Constitutionalist is a splendid
paper, and furnishes a vast amount
of news, in telegraphic and other
ireports, besides being an authority
in all matters relating to State and
Federal .politics. We take pleas
ui'e in recom~mending it to the-pub.
CRIDES AND CASUALTIES.
TOTAL DEPRAVITY ILLUSTRATED IN
RALEIGH, N. C., January 23.
Cato J. Jenks, aged 23 years, a
merchant of Apex, Wake County,
has deserted his sick wife and three
little children and eloped with
Varine Pearson, the 13-year-old
daughter of his clerk. The girl is
very delicate and is small for her
age. Endeavors are being made to
intercept them. Their relatives as
sert that they have gone to Illinois.
The affair has caused a great sen
Miss Mollie Ring, a young lady
of Frankton, Madison County, Ga.,
was accidentally shot and mortally
wounded by John Kidwell, hei
brother-in-law, who was moving a
loaded gun from behind a dressing
case to place in a.less exposed posi
tion. The charge took effect in the
young lady's face, her teeth were
all shattered, her jawbone brokei
and her tongue torn completely out.
She lived in terrible agony foi
several hours, when she died. She
was to have been married the very
day the accident occurred.
Fred Douglass, the well knowm
colored leader, has taken to him
self a comforter in his declining
years in shape of a white woman,
to whom he was married in Wash
ington on the 24th. The happy
groom has almost reached his foui
score years, and the bride is thirty
five. He has daughters of the
same age as the infatuated white
woman. The miscegenating party
should be hanged.
A citizen of the Quaker City, Mr
F. Freed, living at 122 Vine Street
recently spoke as follows: "Being
afflicted with a distressing cough
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup was recom,
mended to me for relief. I an
happy to say that a few doses nol
only gave me instant relief, bul
effected a complete cure."
Hon. A. W. M. Mackey,. Con
gressman from the black district
died in Washington on.Monday th(
28th inst. He was the only Repub
lican elected from this State.
A son of Col. A. P. Butler, o:
the State Agricultural Department
was cut in twain by falling agains
a circular saw, at Hamburg, S. C
on the 28th inst.
Dr. M. M. Croom, Dardanelle
Ark., says.- "Brown's Iron Bitter:
is the best medicine.in the work
and is effecting miraculous cures.
For the Cure of Coughs, Colds,
Hoarseness, Bronchitis,Croup, Influ
enza, Asthma, Whooping Cough, Inc
cipient Consumption and for the re
lief ofconsumiptive persons in advan
ced stages of the Disease. For Sale
by all Druggists--Price, z5 Cents.
Liver, Kidney or Atmachi Trouble.
Symptoms: Impureblood, costive bowels
siehack and heart, yelow urine, bsn
brah bo desireco work, chills, fevr
dizzy heed wit dul pain nback part o
USrYE U LLLS"aeasuecr.Be
Neis), b mal 25 cts,N5 fo 10.A
Sold by Druiggists. Jas. 81-Iy.
am um . -
First Class, est Qualit;
Wines, Liquor Brandie
CIBARS & T BACCO.
Cang 'd od
And all aril nthis linc.
These Goods are a.ap for C'ash
If you don't findT TM,.
Call n BOB.
The bnsiness heretofore educi
under the name and firm of .
Poot T. Q. Boozer, wasF
on the first dgy of Januar
The business wi ll now be C
by me at the old stand, cornero
and Pratt streets. Thankfuil
favors 1 respectfully solicit a
ance of-the same.
IN THE STOCK OF
which we are elosing out at greatly
Men's, Boy's and Children's Suits
and Over Coats, at a Sacrifice.
We desire to close out this Stock
before moving to our large and
commodious Store, which was for.
merly occupied by Beuknight &
Co., one door north of our present
M. L. KINARD,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Is hereby given, that the Town' Coun
cil will receive sealed bids* on the 7th
February 1884, to take a Census of all
inhabitants of said Town of Newberry,
S. C. The successful bidder to furnish
his own books. The Council reserving
the right to reject any and all bids.
Said Census to be comnleted whhin
one month from the 7th 'day of Febru
ary 1884. By order,
Y. J. POPE,
Mayor of Newbery, S. C.
J. S. FAIR,
C. & T. T. C. N. 5-.
Executors Sale of
Ift pursuance of the order of the Pro
bate Court for Newberry County, I
will sell at the late residence of Baruch
r Duncan, deceased, in the said County,
On Monday the 11th day of February
t next the personal property belonging
to the estate of said deceased, consist
Household and Kitchen Furniture,
Cattle, Sheep, Hogs,
Corn, Fodder, Oats,
Terms Cash, before delivery of prop
erty. T. S. DUNCAN,
Desirig to devote our attention more
exclusiv ely to the practice of The
Law-we have sold out our Insurance
Business and good will to E. A. Scott,
and bespeak for him the liberal Pa
tronage extended to us.
JNO. B. JONES.
Having purchased the Fire Insur
ance Business and good will of Messrs.
Mower & Jones, and representing
First Cl:tss Co's. only, a share of The
Insurance Patronage of the public will
Also Agent Equitable- Life Assur
ance Society. Cash Assets Fifty Mil
lion Dollars. Policies Incontestible,
Non-Forfeitable. No unpaid Claims on
Citizens of Newberry-amnong her
most prudent Professional and Busi
ness men hold Life Policies in Equita
,ble for over 820,000 a wise provision
Cfor their Families in the future.
* E. A. eCOTT.
L4-5t. Fire and Life Ins. -Agent.
I an now prepared to furnish First
Class Board, without lodgings, to
young men and old men. Fare good,
and charges low. Dinner furnished to
country men at 25 cents each.
FIRST DOOR ABOVE
TODQ'8 GROCERY STORE.
L. W. P. R ISE R.
By virtue of th~ er vested in me
}Iwill sell at edli outcry, before th
tacom t Newberry, S. C., 01
the 1st Monday in February next al
that tr.ect or plantation of land be
longing to G. Simpson Sligh, contain
ing 89 acres more or less, and boundet
by lands of the estate of Mrs. Doll,
Hunter, Jacob Sligh and lands of F
_H. Dominick and others..
- RB. P. CLARK,
Notice of Final8Settlemenlt ani
9 I wi m. ea Settlement on the es
tate ofWarren T. Epting in the Prc
baeCutfor Newberry County, E
C., on Monday the 11th day of Febru
ary A. D. 1884, and immediately there
after apply for a finil discharge a
Guardian of said estate.
Jan: 9th,1884. Guardian.
A UGU S TA, G A.,
r one year at$3.5 a
d pae. t contan naf ta a~ra e
- t r e int tote farmer,m
Waaingt-lAtlanta and Cohunbia lette3
with is ft:1teTeg i a
off Witer stock Must Go!
For the next O days we will
sell all heavy weight
9BNTS UNDERWE AR
AT MANUFACTURERS COST.
As every one well knows we have the
largest and best stock in Town, and as
we have [since our opening] always
led in styles and prices, we still pro
pose to keep up our reputation and
we feel no hesitancy in saying we can
discount any bill bought in Newberry,
provided first class goods are taken
We also have a JOB LOT of
Which we will close out at an 0
C1OS T. These Hats are ght ii
every respect, and it is y to make
room- for Sprn - Reds that we clos<
them out at s 6 a great sacrifice.
C eybefo'e the best and mos1
sir e'oods are picked over.
The"NBWBER RY L3TThIRS8
CROTWELL'S NE ILDING,
A WEEK'S READING FSE
FOR SIX GOOD FAMIUES.
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Savannah Morning News
On the 1st of January the Savannah
MORNING NEWS made a new d e
journalism in this State, on that begau
o send avaper,
EVERT DAY IN TEE.TEAJ,
including its mammoth eja ge San
edition, "to evr subserz .
edition." The suscription price
the sme, viz., $10 a year, or So for
In the future as in the pastthe3
NEws will s aothe National
party, and 2ocate the principles_af
Pawill be, as it has been always, Ina
dent of an po1itical or personal
either local. Maeor nationaL It win
tinue to advocate a reduction of'tA .
because it believes that the best,ja
of the peo will be served by
duction. in its columns the lat W
from al rts of the world wi4llbeAD.' .
Special attention.ll be gtena tol
news of this State, f6rida andS6udi Ceba
lina. Each deportmcnt will be
edited, and the aim will be Impr
and a higher standard of excellen.els
No expense will be spared to.a1
MOnINCG NEws the most readable,
an pr enn
MORNING NNWs is th In
except the Au sta '-Chro and
tutionalist" w ch takes the
supplemental AssocLed Press
The special dispatchesnd
of the MORNING NEws will be
year than ever bffore.
Daily, by male or 4tty delivoa7y,I'
days la the -week;._............
DaiY, by mail only, Mend
day and Fidy or Tuesay, Thur& '
day and SaWrrdy................. .. .
WREKL NEWS. ...
J:H. ESrLL ,Proprietar
STATE OF SOUTH CA
Jas. C. Floyd and Thos. A.
Ex'ors. vs. Levi Slawson.
By virtue of an execution in
above stated case to me directed I
sell at Newberry Court House on
first Monday (Saleday) inFb
D. 1884, at, public outer;y te th
blMder, all of the' right, title
terest of Levi Slawson ia andto
tain tract or plantation of Ifad
in the County and State af
tainiig -6e hundred and sdxten
more or less, and bounded by
John T. Peterson, A. J.
the estateof JasJ.
Reeder and others. Also one
and one set Bug*y 4arness..
Levied- pn as .e proper of
Terms Cash. Purcha*ser to phy
Sheriff's Offee, Jaz.mth, 1im8
D. B:WHEELe!E, S. U.O
not a town in this.8tate whereW 'D$
ODONTINE for the hT1'~
used' and sold and tha& tistn~
popular detergent is cence
the orders received. Try It oncea
you will always use it-25 cents a
*For sale by
W. C. FISHR
Columi8 S C&
*Notice is hereby .t a
Settlement will upon
tate of David - dece*ed, fan.
office of t .ofrobate forge
laerry. C.,- on the 15th
ofF~-, 1884, and thatlI
for a final discharge asE
1d Executrix of said estate.
DRAYTON W.. K tj
REBECCA W. KB0
Executor and Executrlxrof the'
Will and Testament of David.
Ideceased. . ~ 4~
Pursuant to the oraler
'Fellers; ysq., as ~rbt~4
undersio'ned will ma FtIg
Lment ot'the estate of PbWh Ig
ceased1, in the Probate Cot
berry Court House, S. C., on
the 14th day of F'ebruary n
o'clock in the forenoon and 1m
ately thereafter the undersged wi
apply for a final disch4rge a.s .xecutpre
itelast will and testament of JLhilp
GEORG!!A. COUNTS, JR..
W. GLENN METTrS,
As Eseentors of the last .Will .and
Testameut of Philip Sligh deceased.
Newberry S. Cs, Dec. 31st, 1883.
Coughs, Ct.3, .aarh Cmuieu
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