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The .H.eritud.
THURSDAY FEB. 14, 1884.
The Herald is in thehighestrespect aFam
Ily Newar devoted to the material in
terests opeople of this Coanty and the
State. It circulates extensively, and as an
Advertain medium offers unrivalled ad
vantages. or Terms. see first page.
While efforts are making to en
- large the Newberry Female Acade
my building, we respectfully call the
attention of the trustbes to the fact
that there is, in our judgment, a
more pressing demand for a'ddition
al teaching force. The school is
deservedly popular, but it is the
only school of the kind in our coun
ty, and those who control it should
enable it to retain its present pop
We are informed that the Acade
my numbers on its roll more than
one hundred pupils. These pupils
are taught by a principal and one as
sistant, who have won the confi
dence of their patrons, but who, we
insist, should not be expected to
give proper attention and instruc
tion to one hundred pupils.
Among the free schools we some
times see a school of sixty, and even
seventy, pupils presided over by
only one master, but such a thing
is wholly inadmissible in a private
school under the management of a
board of trustees. The free school
teacher cannot exercise the faculty
of selection, and make up his school
to suit his own fancy; he is requir
ed to serve all who apply, if they
are of the proper age, and, while
the law does not forbid him to ask
for an assi:?tant, it refuses to give
one when he does ask.
The thing to be insisted on, in
such a school as our Female Acad
emy, is thoroughness ; and, in or
der to give thorough instruction,
the teacher must have time to en
force the lessons taught. We do
not believe that any c'apable teach
er would, under ordinary circum
stances, undertake to teach fifty
pupils; but, whether he would or
not, of this we feel certain -No
teacher can thoroughly and efficient
ly instruct and manage more than
thirty pupils of the several grades
usually for.nd in common schools
and acadiemies at the South.
We speak in the interest of the
Academy and its teachers when we
insist that the teaching force should
be increased; and the facts that we
have mentioned plead the justice of
our remarks. We can only hope
these thoughts may commend them
selves to the wisdom of the trustees.
A prominent public officer of this
State made a public address a few
days ago, in which he criticised our
* laws and lawmakers, because the
laws are not simple enough for the
people at large to understand them.
Such talk is absurd, and the man
who uttered it ought to know bet
ter. No government has ever de
vised a code of laws simple enough
for the understanding of the peo
ple. So far as the letter of the law
is concerned, that is simple enough;
the words are so plain that the way
faring man though a fool can run
and read them--but they will be mere
words to him. Persons will always
be found ready to condemn the law.
because they regard it as proceed
ing directly from~ the devil or, what
is worse in their mind, the lawyers.
But all countries have had their
lawyers, and we have not reached
an era sufficiently utopian to do
without them.
The opposition to lawyers be
came so pronounced at one time
in the colonial days of Virginia that
a law was enacted directing that
any person who attemnpted to prac
tice law should be fined a certain
-number of pounds of tobacco. The
experiment proved its own absurdi
ty, and it was soon decided that the
good of society demands that cer
tain men should devote their lives
to the study of law that it may
be wisely expounded.
Iris indeed a slur on the sim
plicity of our republican institu
tions to see the fact noted that the
ladies of officials at the White
House are claiming rauk at the re
ceptions. This is not what we
should have expected this side of
the Atlantic. at next. We shall
look for titles and rank.
Mrs. Henrietta Quinn, Zadoe, S.
C., says: "I used Brown's Iron
* Bitters for impure blood, dyspepsia
and poor appetite. It did me geat
How few of us think of the vast
difference between nature and, art.
What is more grand than to stand,
and see the majestic father of waters
(as the Mississippi is sometimes called)
as it goes along its tireless and never
ending vocation. Then there is the
grand beauty of th' Niagara, which in
spires so much awe, when gazed upon.
What painter could do either of those
majestic works of God justice ? There
is the ocean with its unfathomless
depths, its billows and waves, also to
inspire. The water how beautiful!
one of God's handiworks, for the ben
etit of poor mortal man. How few
when gazing on the lofty forest, shady
groves, viewing the wonderful caves,
which God has taken so much pains in
fitting up, that they are nature's charms
for mankind. There is the dear little
brooklet too, making sweet music as
it winds away in rugged paths, refresh
ing many of God's creatures, as It glides
along. How wonderful are Zod's
handiworks, for us poor creatures
here! All these are charms, but how
different we feel as we gaze on the
blue vault of heaven. How surpass
ingly' beautiful when fair Luna peeps
forth at night on her travels here and
there through fleecy clouds illuminating
the west 'ere she hides herself from
us. The mountains as they rear them
selves so high, as if they were ready
for a tilt with something. too are grand
works of nature; looking down on the
valleys in seeming disgust for not be
ing as they are. I ought to have men
tioned the resplendant orb, King Sol,
which gives light and shines forth
with so much glory and brightness.
God "said let there be light and there
was light..
Kincaid's, Noxubee County, Miss.,
Jan. 31st, 1884.
D E'A B H E R A L D.-The accounts
which we read in the Carolina papers
of the extreme severity of the cold
weather in that region seem, some of
them at least, almost incredible, such
as coffee freezing as it was poured hot
out of the coffee pot and in the cup as
soon as it was filled, and both cup and
pot adhering by the frozen ligament
connecting the two vessels the frozen
stream from the one to the other so
that the cup could not be lifted from
the table, and a lump of ice found in
the center of a pot of hominy after it
was taken from the fire. These in
stances or tales would do credit to
Baron Munchausen. or the Arctic re
gions. Out here the cold has been
quite unusually cold but the last of
Dec. 1880 (if I remember right) was as
cold or colder in So. Ca., than it has
been here this winter, and the cold
Saturday and Sunday of Feb. 1835, the
first Saturday and Sunday of that
month were, colder than any weather
since then. The writer of this was 12
years old then and took his first trip
to Charleston by railway from Aiken
where there were only a very few
houses then and one small hotel near
the inclined plane where now the ex
tensive Highland Park hotel stands,
but the inclined plane is amongst the
things of the past, as it was done away
with some years ago and a very deep
cut a hundred yards on the other side
of the railroad has replaced it. The
cold of that day is remembered by
every one who was old enough to re
member it it they were at all exposed
to it. I did not feel it so much as old
er persons, though at that time there
were no stoves in the little square cars
which did not even have cushioned
seats, and the seats were only painted
boards around the sides and ends of
the cars. Perhaps the excitement of
my first trip from home to the City,
anid a warm cloak with the quick cir
culation of youthful blood were a proof
against the cold but still I knew it was
the col6est day I had ever seen at that
time nor have I ever seen as cold un
less the next day Sunday was equal to
it. That was the day that the wine on
a communion table froze, according to
a late account of an octogenarian in a
late Charleston paper. The - writer
wvas more incommoded by the cold on
that day than on the previous one, for
not being accustomed to fires made of
coal they gave him headache and he
had to go out of and into the sitting
room of the hotel, and was between
Scylla and Charybdis. That after
noon my father and myself started out
to see an old friend and acquaintance
who had lived in Newberry and presid
ed over a little Seminary of.le..rning in
the same place. 'but the cold was so
intense and not finding the place of
his residence so readily as we expected,
we turued back to get out of the cold
though we had not far to go from the
hotel to the house of our friend. That
spell of cold weather killed down all
the orange trees in Florida and all the
China trees in this State. Nothing of
that kind has ever occurred in this
country since then. My visit to
Charleston on that occaeion was also
memorable for another remarkable
event, the burning of the oldest church
in the City, St. Philips, which was
over a hundred years old. From the
window of a room in the fifth story of
the old Merchant's hotel, the writerI
saw the steeple when it first caught
fire, in a little blaze like the~ flame of
a candle. It was said that the organ
ran up the whole scale or gamut and
seemed to bewail in shrieks its fiery
death, and the martyr like end of the
sacred edifice. The burning of this
church created quite a sensation in
Charleston and the city papers went
into mourning. The writer clipped
from one of them, an elegy in blank
verse which lie kept for a good many
years, a lament for the old church so
dear to so many hearts. But to return
to the cold weather, its effects out here
are more disastrous in the loss of cat
te, following as it does upon a disas
trous crop year in which the long
drought of three months cut off~ the
forage, and neither corn, hay or clover
were made and the small remains of
the very large corn crop of the previous
year is now exhausted. On this place
many of the cattle are dying, and on
an adjoining stock farm where there
rc hundreds of cattle including sheep
&c , some are dying every day though
the last few warm days have g?ven
some respite. How the remainder of
these are to survive till after March,
on both places, is a question of serious
import. How welcome- will he the
soft breezes and '.tender vegetation
of Spring to both man and beast.
This is said to be a most beautiful
country in Sprino, and I can well be
lieve it. It is a out the latitude of
Branchville, S. C.
Yours & -c., S. P.
Instea'd of feeling tired and worn
out, instead of aches and pains,
wouldn't you rather feel fresh and
strong ? If you continue feeling
miserable and good for-nothing you
have only yourself to blame, for
Browns Iron Bitters will surely
cure you. Iron and cinchon are its
principal ingredients. It is a cer
tan cure for dyspepsia, indiges
tion, malaria, weakness, kidney,
lung and heart affections. Try it
if you desire to be healthy, robust
and strong and experience its re
markable carative qualit1eb.
Snifles Dreamed A Dream.
And Relates It.
Thinkers are commonly dreamers; I
have been thinking these twice twenty
and ten years, and in that time I have
dreamed. But not as Smith, who in,
his wakeful hours was Smith, but when
sunk in the oblivion of sleep took upon
himself the character of Jones, and
lived a separate and difFerent life.
Smith by day, Jones at night. This
was not a mere transient occurrence,
but an every night affair. Smith was
the reality-Jones the ideal. In due
course of time Smith married and ac
cumulated a family of young Smith's.
Jones likewise married and the little
Jones' were as thick and numerous as
peas in a pod, around his table. Every
day Smith lived and transacted his
business, but as tired nature's sweet
restorer took him into its embrace, he
became Jones. Strange isn't it? But
no less strange than true-that is a
newspaper truism. Smith was a man
of large tastes, he liked big things, so
5fcourse his wife was large,queenly,and
moreover graceful, and her voice was
as that of a harp of a thousand strings,
he liked big dinners. Jones on the con
trary liked things small, his wife was
small and
"Her voice was ever soft,
*Gentle and low.; an excellent thing in
woman." -
Smith never met Jones, nor Jones
Smith, consequently there were no fall
ings out. Both lived happily. I
could tell you much of either of them,
but I want rather to relate nMy own ex
perience, and one of which happened
in Columbia, and during the time
which tried men's souls-the war.
Columbia was gay at this particular
time, though "grim visaged war" raged
around. The occasion was a hall the
room was large, the ladies radiant,
beautiful, and arrayed like princesses.
Immense chandeliers hung pendant,
and emitted a light more bright than
Edison's electric light. The scene was
fairy like, and Suitlies.as he entered
soon became the centre of attraction.
Four lovely women surrounded him;
each one endeavored to take him to
herself; I was never before so honored.
I don't know how it came about but
one of these ladies got me separated
from the others, and we strolled out
to a piazza which extended the length
of the house. How we promenaded,
and talked; she seemed to hang upon
my words. Of course I talked imy
prettiest ; steps ran from the piazza to
the street, we sidled down those steps,
it was like the first steps in geogra
phy, or any other tirst step. All
first things are hard, and as this
lovely female hung to me, I found it
difficult to walk. We were in the
street. We strolled-the moon was at
its full, and I was full, full of exstatic
joy and happiness, a lovely woman on
my arm. We walked-then ve noticed
atine large dwelling, with marble steps,
steps on each side of the house, with
a portico between. A flood of light
gushed from windows and doors. I
gushed. We ascended the stairs, the
marble stairs, then I dreamed "I dwelt
in marble halls," and hearing a voice,
Spake as with the voice
Of spheral harmony which greets the
I looked in, two figures stood revealed,
one in a chair, the other on a stool.
Their forms were of the "form di
vine," that is they were women. The
one on the stool was discoursing to
the other on the chair in bird language
or song, at first the tones were as deli
cate, fine and sweet as of a canary,
then were changed into the voice of a
mocking-bird. It was delicious, I
could not understand it however, ex
cept by my iknowledge of pantomime
which showed that the two were sis
ters, that they had just met after a
separation of three years, and that the
returned one was giving her sister an
account of her-wanderings. What
"Joy ! the lost one is restored !
Sunshine comes to hearth and board."
The scene shifted, I was again on the
street, the sisters meltedl into phan
tasm, th'e form hanging to my arm
also ran into nothing, and I clutching
a pillow woke to find it all a dream.
DEAR HERALD: Many hearts wvere
made happy, at the public announce
ment of a party to be given at the hos
pitable residence of Mr. D. A. Ruff,
and many "soles" bounded with mer
riment as they tripped "the light fan
tastic," on that occasion, to tune of
"Boil the cabbage down," and similar
romantic melodies. We had two grades
of music ; that discoursed by Messrs.
W. R., A. D., and J. K. was splendid,
the time in which it was played being
considerately adapted to that certain
gay young couple required to ex
change vows of love ; yet when two of
the E bony persuasion threw back their
heads, and brandished their bows, pre
paratory for battle, the music was in
such quick time those candidates for
Matrimony had scarcely time to breathe
vows of love let alone to propose and
answer; we came near being maimed
for life by some that (lanced to the
right and backed to the centre-being
directly in their rear and getting the
full force of the blow ; therefore, when
the "sable brethren played, we can't
blame Cupid for marching his subjects
out in the pensive moonlight where
they would be out of harm's way, and
unobserved by all, as they thought,
save "Luna"; yet we were on senti
nel duty and noticed more than one
tall handsome fellowv-"Stoop to con
quer" his petite lady love. We can't
get up a Leap year party and on ask
ing why-a gentleman remarked they
were afraid their sweet-hearts would
propose to some one else, amnd that "ig
norance was bliss" without they could
convert it into the more exquisite bliss
of' an acceptance of their love. Such
had no business in Cotillion wvhen the
sable brethren played and were wie
ly missing ; soaring to such an extent
in the ideal world of love as to forget
they were inhabitants of this Planet ;
and when we saw them making a
Boulevard of the public road, instead
of promenading through the grounds
that surrounded the house, we greatly
feared, from abberration of mind, the
citizens of Newberry and Ponmaria
would be aroused by new arrivals.
A certain lady after being buffeted
about to the tune of--"Jordan is a hard
road to travel" said that heretofore
that had been a favorite melody ; but
but now she'd convert it into a favorite
sentiment. 'Twouldn't be a hard road
to travel with "Jourdan"-we thinking
-"Come haste to the wedding" an
appropriate finale. The entertain
ment was distinguished by the most
exquisite order and every thing passed
off as pleasant as could be. We hope
kind Mr. and Mrs. Ruff will let us re
peat at some convenient season, and
that our first grade musicians will re
gale our hearing with, and permit us
to time our steps to their sweet music.
Netcs and Observer copy.
A predicament, 2 o'clock in
he morning,-sleet on the side
wak,-baby got the croup, and no
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup in the
For the Cure of Coughs, Colds,
Hoarseness, Bronchitis,Croup, Infn
enza, Asthma, Whoopirg Cough, In
cipient Consumption and for the re
liefofconsumptive persons in advan
ced stages of the Disease. For Sale
by all Druggists.-Price, 25 Cents.
April 1-84.
HUess & Sadgo
Maker and Repairer.
Having just commenced business in
Newberry I respectfully ask a share of
the public patronage, and promise- to
give general satisfaction both in price
and work.
The Singer Manufacturing Company
James B. Clary and David S. Johnson.
By virtue of an execution in the
above stated case to me directed, I will
sell at Newberry Court House on the
first Monday (Saleday) in March, A.
D. 1884, at public outcry to the highest
bidder, all that tract or plantation of
land situate in the County and State
aforesaid, and partly within the Cor
porate limits of Newberry, containing
one hundred and eighty-five acres
more or less, and bounded by lands of
George A. Langford, Mrs. 31. E. Har
mon, Geo. DeWalt and others.
Levied on as the property of David
S. Johnson.
Terms Cash. Purchaser to pay for
Sheriffs Office, Feb. 7th, 1883.
D. B. wHEELER, S. N. C.
McFall & Satterwhite,
Sallie F. Boag.
ABy virtue of an execution to me directed
the above stated case, I will sell at New
berry Court House on the first Monday (sale
day) in Mairch next at public outcry to tht
highest bidder, One Gold Watch and out
Gold Watch-chain.
Levied on as the property of Sallie F
Terms Cash.
Sheriff's Office, Feb. 12th, 188.
7-3t. s., N. C.
Bridge to Let.
The County Commissioners will be at Can
non's Creek on the Columbia Road, near J
B. Suber's at 11 o'clock, A. M., on Fridas
29th of February, for the purpose of award.
lng a contract ror building a bridge acrosi
said creek at that point. B ridge to be let t<
lowest bidder. In the moan while plans ant
specifications may be seen ia the office o:
County Commissioners.
JAS. K. P. GOGGANS, Clerk.
Feb. 13th, 18?!-2t
The County Commissioners call the atter
tion of landowners to the law requiring salk
landowners to remove from the runnin'
sireamns of water upon their lands all trash
trees, rafts and timber during the mouths ol
March and September in each year.
72. JAS. K, P. GOGGANS, Clerk.
Executive Department,
Oficee of State Superintendent of Edu.
Columbia, S. C., Nov. 2, 1883.
I hereby certify that
Appletons' Readers, [Charts,
Appletons' Elementary Reading
Appletons' Standard Geographies,
Johonnot's Geographical Reader,
Shepherd's Historical Reader,
Krusi's System of Drawing,
Lupton's Elementary Principles of
Scientific Agriculture,
The Song Wave,
The Wavelet,
published by D. Appleton & Co., of
New York. have been prescribed for
use in the Schools of South Carolina
for five years, ending August 31, 1888;
and that
B3aldwin's Art oi School Management.
published by the same firm, has been
recommended for the use of teachers.
State Superintendent of Education.
The above ntamed books, which have
been prescribed for excluuire use in Ab
beville. Berkeley, Georgetown. Green
ville, Horry, Lancaster, Laurens, Marl
boro. 'Oconee, Pickens, Spat tanburg,
Newberry, and Union Counties, in
the past few weeks, arc for sale at our
introductory and exchange prices for
90 days, at book stores of
A. CHAPMAN, Newberry, S. C.,
and arrangements will be effected in a
few days to have them on sale in every
section of the Country.
For further particulars ad1dress
Gen. Ag't. D. Appleton & Co.,
Obserrer will copy t wice.
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Wilkes &
An Ordinance.
22d DAY OF DECEMBER, A. D. 188,
Be it ordained by the Mayor an,
Aldermen of the Town of Newberr
in council assembled and by the at
thority of the same .
SECTION L. ThaYa special tax of on
mill on the dollar of all the taxabl
property with the corporate limits <
the said Town of Newberry, exce:
the property of churches and differeu
institutions of learning, be and th
same is hereby levied and ordered an
required to be paid into the Treasur
of said Town of Newberry for th
support of the Fire Department C
said Town.
SECTION 2. That the said special ta
as is provided in Section 1. of this 01
dinance shall be levied upon th
assessed value of real and persoms
properlv in said Town made up in th
year of our Lord one thousand eigli
hundred and eighty-three.
SECTION 3. That the special ta
herein levied shall be paid unto ti
Clerk and Treasurer of the Town <
Newberry in lawful money of th
United States of America.
SECTION 4. That the special ta
herein levied shall be paid unto tl
Clerk and Treasurer of said Town<
Newberry from the fifteenth day <
February, A.D.1884, until the fifteent
day of March 1884-and for the pu:
pose of receiving payment of the samt
the Clerk and Treasurer of said Tow
of Newberr shall remain in his offk(
each day (bundays excepted), durn
the mouth beginning on fifteenth da
Iof February, and ending on the fi:
tcenth day of March, A.ID. 1884, froi
nine o'clock in the morning until thre
o'clock in the afternoon of each day.
SECTION 5. That the Clerk an
Treasurer of said Town of Newberr
shall enter each and every amount (
money received1 under the levy of th
aforesaid special tax in his books<
account under a separate accountt
be called Money collected under sp<
cial tax of one mill for Fire Depari
ment, and no moneys so received b
him or his successor in offce shall b
applied to any other purpose thant
purpon s indicated in the Act of th
General Assembly of South Carolin
entitled "An Act to authorize th
Town Council of Newberry to create
Fire Department for said Town and t
provide the means necessary for tha
purpos:-." Approved 22d (lay of DC
cembe-, 1883.
SECTION 6. That the Mayor and Al
dermen of the Town of Newberry shal
during the month of April, A. D. 1884~
cause to be published a statement fo
the information of tax payers showin
the amiount realized from the specia
levy aforesaid and of its application.
-'-Done and ratified un-der th
Ls 1. Corporate seal of the Town c
-'Newberry South Carolina 01
this the thirty-first day of January it
the year of our Lord one thouasand eigh
hundred and eighty-four and in the
one hundred andi pighth year of the
Sovereignty and Independence of th<
United States of America.
Mayor of the Town of Newberry,
South Carolina.
Johnu S. Fair,
C. &T. T. C. N. 6-2t.
Precious Ellen Thomas adm'x. vs
Nancy Carter and others.
By order of the Court herein, dated
24th Dec. 1883, I will sell at publi<
outcry. before the Court House a'
Newlierry, on the lirst Monday Ir
March 1e84, all that tract of land lying
in the County and State aforesaid,
containing one hundred and fifty-five
acres more or less, and bounded by
lands of A. B. Cromer, Hawkins Den
nis, Brown & Mosely, Mary Shealy
and others.
TERMs-The purchaser will be re
quired to pay cash one-half of the pur:
chase money, and to''secure the b~al:
ance paiyable at twelve months. Witti
interest from day of sale, by a bond
and mortgage of the premises sold,
Master's Office, Feb. 6th, 1884.
Feb. 6, 7--St.
roiet Article. Bestores growth. color
oss, and softness. Removes Dandrf
Ansoatrmes of Gesat Briisa mn
ERT, S. C.
partment in charge of 1 0
on, and all Prescriptions
I hereby forbid and wara all persons
from hiring or harboring Joe Dominick
who is under contract with me for the
year 1S4. Any person hiring him in
any way will be prosecuted to the
- fullest extent of the law
6-3t* GEO. H. TAYLOR.
Desiring to devote our attention more
exclusively 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.
Having purchased the Fire Insur
anee Business and good will of Messrs.
Mower & Jones, and representing
e First Class Co's. only, a share of The
e Insurance Patronage of the public will
be appreciated.
t Also Agent Equitable Life Assur
t ance Society. Cash Assets Fifty Mil
e lion Dollars. Policies Incontestible,
d Non-Forfeitable. No unpaid Claims on
her books.
e Citizens of Newberry-among her
most prudent Professional and Busi
ness men hold Life Policies in Equita
ble for over $20,000 a wise provision
for their Families in the future.
Terms liberal.
e 4-~>t. Fire and Life Ins. Agent.
t I an now prepa''ed to furnish First
Class Board, without lodgings, to
-young men and old men. Fare good,
-and charges low. Dinner furnished to
I country men at 25 cents each.
L. W. P. R ISE R.
LL 1 uc TS
liver, Kidney or 8tenadi Tr.uble.
8mrs: Impure blood,. costive bowels,
side back an heart, yelo uine, burin
when urinating, clclred stools, bad
breath, no desifre or work, chills, fevers,
irritability, whitish tonne, dry cough,
ml~ egd wth1 dull p a pat
"SWAYN'~ nIL are a sane cure. Box.
t. WPhElSdh., Pa
Sold by Druggists. Jas.81I-ly,
G e wanted for The Lives of all
Prsdnsof the U. S. The
twIc O prie. h dsmest llin
InAmsia lmthes profits toagets.
off WMIte Stoci lust GO!
For the next 0 O days we will
sell all heavy weight
As every one well knows we have:the
largest and best stock in Town, and as
we have Esince 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
into consideration.
We also have a JOB LOT of
Which we will close out at and be
(JONT. These Hats are allright in
every respect, and it is only to iake
room for Spring Hats that we close
them out at such a great sacrifice.
Call early before the best and m6os
desirable goods are picked over.

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