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N. NNS ORO. S. C., T UESDAY, S.EPTjEMBER11- 3, 1878. 9
WIIAT BROTLIER ORVIL SAYS.
AN 1V NT Il.,It I*r 'T 11W W11'1'if ON t E, 1.' 11
A''OJnS 0 TI'E U tB. T 1 _p , ?I ,
Tho Post-Tradoer'sips, No Lougor Profit.
,aoble-O-ant Mighlit bo Incuced to
- ako tho Nomination-f-JVol was'
Ruwarded for Lyiig.
[ 'rmn fii I L-on 1'os/. I
A 'ost reporter happenod last
ovening to run across Orvil L1.
Grant, the o.-President's somewhat
colobrated brother, who is sponding a
fow days in this city. Mr. Grant ro
Ueombles his brothcr to a groat ex
tent, although he is taller and of
botter physigno : but lie iFs unliko
him in thiit ho talks frocly on
current topic*. 'Tlho third-torm
gitestion )ePing~ upern'.ost in the
reporter's. mindl. he ti ,ontitrod to ask
Mr. (r.if's o;,bviol on th:tt vexod
top!)ie. Inl reply le ws i'iforlme.
that the Cmoral h'l vittun to
frenin lhro thnt he woul:l on no
atccounti a 2Npt -i n ):ia ,1ioni for the
Peiey."Ho doos0: not wxlm i t,"
said Orvil. And then lh added
'"lat I think lhe could Ie cd.:ated
up to it as hoeNvis w -oco .efo'ro. If
hie o mild b i O to boli:n-o that he
va.; the only mati able to savo the
coun try or Ittrty, lie would, I thir k,
aL.v hi-i n:11u0 to be used in tho
'onive'n tiona. I hin:k. omehlolv..at
they will noliilIte him ; but that's
only my own op ,inion)." A deofeat
wohl '"kill" tie G ': rl Mr. G:'ant
thinks, bit he (U. S.) would risk it
if ie thought it possiblc to ayo the
'Phio convers:dIoni then turnd on
fragnran t ieiori( -: of the l:st Ad,
mninistrationl, and Mr.. ('ntwas
indnieed to s-ty that bis I.rodr ( aw
Somne things now V!rit he couib] not
be m:tle to se0 hulfor." In ot.r
words, he nit, l 0ow scos Ialok in his
treo light, nn.[ woli 1,0ver0 r-iv
hii any more Pid or comfort. So,
too, McLDon1adl, Jug o "l SO
follows" would, if the Genieral be,
came President again, "be left to go
to the devil." S01mo of his old ad -
visors would be recalled, aion g
whom, if the Goneral agros with
his brother, would be Z:cE. Chandler,
as Orvil considejrs him "one of the
best men we have." The rcpertcr.
having touched on one tender sub -
ject, and buon answerel, voitured
to call up th post-tradlirship busi
ness, inl wlich, as the country well
knows,- the ox-Prouns brother
has been largely involved. Ocvil
was as willin-g to talk o iblis as on
other smbjects, and proceeded to
show a letter which holi hal just re
coivcd. from one of hi!; parin..ors in
the blmiucss) in which thu partner
expressedI a great desiro to get out
of it Its soon an possible. Mr. Gran
averred that it was not a payimg
Hie has, lie said, two p)osts, anid his
mncomno from them has beeni only
s 40o in two years. "I mado some
little money out of theim." lhe .said
"but my brother never helped moc to
a ceno, although the fact that I was
The residnt's brothr may have
helped me with soee pi.
Reverting to the GAeneral: the
reporter imluired how mauch lhe
was worth ini a financial p)oint of
viowv, and was inf~ornmed that at the
timo thn Conusolidatedl Vir
ginia stock was high his~ property
was valued at about4 $'200,000) ; b~ut
now that thoc stoc); has depreciated
ho is COmpaatively poor.' "Bumt
then, you know," conttinuted M~r.
Grant, "ho reooiveol nome valuable
presenits-that houso in \Vashing
ton, for instance." The house has
been sold, but the Gun oral w ill,
when ho retutrns in tho autumn of
1879, mako Washington his home,
provided lho can afford it. It seem
ed, however, (loubltfIul, in his broth
or's opinion, whether the General
wvouldI ho able to live without en
gaging in some business. "JIt would
bo," lie said, "ai great hiuiliationi to
him to have to (do that--althiough
he has only hitnself and wife to tako
care of (for his yonngost son is old
enough to shirt for himnselfI) --hut lie
has high ideas of living, and would
not bo content with a moderate in,
come." Spoeaking of the General's
"royal progress" in Eu rope, Orvil1
said that lie had received ai letter
from himii, in wvhich lie expressed his
wearLinessO of thc continlual feasting
to wvhich lie is subjoeloed, and said
that he intended to take a sea voy -
ago for purposes of recreation.
Mr. Grant didl not want to ox..
press8 his~ opinion on1 Hayes' Ad
mmiistration. HIe had somno hbui
.ncss pending bofore 8eeratairy
Thompson, and if he said too much
it m.ight cauiso his financial ruin.
The convorsation then took an in
crosting turn, as Mr. Grant went on
rough-sketching ytirious public men.
Stanley Matthows was a punlo to
him ; ho could not see how so able
a lawyer could make such a "damnod
fool of himself." Blaine was a "true
Republican," but the party couldn't
alord to take up a cripple for a can
didato - his railroad business had
cripjplod him. 'Hoy Wais a rough,
good man, but "if you soo anything
showing ability signed by him, make
up your mind that he didn't write
"Ile is a botter Cabinet oflicor
than Jewell, is he not ?" asked the
"Bloss your soul, it's no compli
ment to. say that." 'And then
Brother Orvil proce(eded to walk
into the ex-Postmnastor-General in
the liveliost posxiblo mannur. As a
business mtil, ho h:d 10 fatilt to
'Iiid with him, but as ia politician he
was th wmallest kind of a potato.
Then, warming with his sitbject,
Mr. Grant explainod the mysteri-.
ously sudden retiroiment from the
Cabinet of Nov Haven's favorito
standard bearer. Onto day while ho
and hi-s. brother woro ridirg togothecr
the conversation turnedi onl Jcwoll.
when the President remarked, "The
only trouble with Jewell is that he!
don't know1 much." But Orvil soon
after laid before his brother written
proofs (so ho says) of a falschood
on the part of the Postimaster.
General, and the next day Ie was
a1iked to resign. As Orvil explain-.
ed it. Mr. Jewell hadl committed
some Urrior inl hits departilellt work,
and told the alleged falsehood to
Soveral other public mon caie in
for ci iticism. President Hayes was
it lihI-toned, hoiorable gentlemInan,
who was trying to do right, but his
Administrationi was weak when there
was no causo for weakness. Schmurz
is evidently r.o favorito of Orvil's
so the reportor judged after hoaring
the latter talk some time about
dynamUito and other exp1osives
which the German Secretary was
aleged to 'o in the habit of carry
ing coneealed abontt his perso'n.
For Butler he had always felt deep
admiration. but his present course
had lowered him in Orvil's ostina,
tion. Kearnov was a blatherskito, a
man:111 whomi peo)ple go to see, as thcy
do O'Leary, for cuiriosity; and But
lor had bmemaned Iii'self by making
anl nIliance with such a fellow.
Conkling was unexcelled in ability
by any man living, and when lie
imnmsked his battiries in the fall
the Country w)uIl. heair seie of the
hoa iest firing it has, ever heard.
"If I were to bo mado President
to-morrow-no, .I wouldn't go in onl
a Friiay if I wero to be mado
Presiidlnt (I don't clairm to be com
potent for the place), you would see
how many Cabinet oflicer's I w'ould
make Send their portfolios to the
offico before Monday morning," was
the comprohensive remark with
which M r. Grant cornudd his
critical obsetrvationls on 'the politi -
cianls ofh the daty.
In reference to the Potter Com,
mr'ittee. Mr. Grant said that its
investigationi was a fizzle. ".Uut,"
he added, laughingly, "the Reputb.
lican halxf of thlemr hate the Admtin -
istrtion~i worse than~ the Domiocr'ats
do." And then lie avowed his
coto tmpt for "milk -and-water Re
p~ublicans;' arnd announnced that his
candidate for the ntext nominlatio)n
wouild be a real party man. The
Domocrats would p)robably olect
the next Prosiden t, but it would
not lbo 'lliTrman-no inan who- goes
for the ofhico over gels it. Tildon
should by right have the nomina
Inm an affiray at Lancaster, on
Tuesday of last woek, Mr. 'W. H.j
(Ghent, a young man about twenty--.
six years of ago, was stabbed and
instantly killed by Mr'. Robert
Snipes. The p~arties camne to town
together on the mor'ning of the
affray, and were on their wvay horne
in the evening, wvhen a dispute
ar'oao betwooen them near the
suburbs of-the town, about some1
trifling miatter, and both of them
being considerably under tihe in,.
fluenco of liquor, a fight ensued,
which resulted in the death of
Go( west, young man. It is at
chiarmiing placo. Th~oso who (lon't
freeze to denth in wintor, got sun
struck in summer. The others gcmt
killed by a tornado.--Norristown
Absolutely free from morphia and
other dangerous agents, Dr. Bull's
Baby Syrup) is valued most highly
as a remedy for the diacasos of baby,
hmood. Price 25 cents a bottle.
Secretary Sherman's Speech in Ohio
The Sherman Letter to Wells and
. - Anderson-Donnia Koarney at the
Capitol- -Mr. HowItt's Committeo.
[CooIMtSroxNCK OrTitx NKxws AN) nanam.)
WASHINGToN, D. C., A ug. 30, 1878.
-Socrotary Sherman ilould havo
coifinct his Ohio speech to tho
filancial question. On tho details
of that lie must bo supposed, froi
his position, to have somno knlowl
odge, and, as it is not strictly a.
party question, ho may be nudor -
stood not to speak ontiroly as a
party mian. In going beyond the
subject of tho financos, and discuss
ing Louisiana affairs, ho speaks
indeed with knowledge, but lio will
not got crOdit among Democrat or
intelligent Rep 1ul)icans with tolling
the truth or attompting to toll the
truth. On that subject tho record
is well mado ny, anld hiis is not the
most creditable figure among thoso
who aided inl mIaking that record
dii graceful to the I 1publicaln party.
4 e has a financial ilea, which is
that specio restuuptionr should be
brought ahmut as soonl as osiio.
Whether he ieI(a is a goo.l one or
not, it i- sh:trod by ma iy lZtbhabli
cans and. Democrats, an i.1 the ques
tion of morality is not involved.
Shormn should confine himself to
that, and let alone the dirty per
formances of himsolf and other
party loaders inl Lctisiana.
Outshlo of coltosts ill tho Con -
grossional Districts the subject of
greatest political intorest is the
Sherman letter to Anderson and
Weber. A. rpisitablo paper inl New
York stys this lotter will be pro
duced ill October, whmen the Pottor
Committee mots again. Lately a
letter was shown horo, allefged to bo
the original, which, upon coma.ori
son with letters certainly written
by Sherman, secmod to bo in his
handwriting. If not written by
him it was cortainly a countorfoit
which deceived soveral who care
fully exanined it.
Dennis Kearnoy arrived here yes.
torday. Ho will stay but a ffow
days, expects to make but one
spooch, and then goes to Massaculi
setts. ITO says lhe shall spak
throughout that Stato in the infor
est of General Butler as a candidato
for governor. Kearnloy will havo
many hearers when he speaks in
this city, but his reported utterances
in other-cities have been such that
no organization of workingmen will
endorso him in advance. Unless he
kas somothing practical to offer they
will not endorso him at all. Koar
noy called upoi Mr. Hayes and Mr.
Hayes took great interest in him and
made a note of what was said. Mr.
Hayes doubtless tore tho ioto up
as -son as KearUOy's back was
turn'ed, as lie has done on more im
The testimony of occasional wit
nesses beforo Hewitt's Committeo
(raised to investigate and report ou
the causos of the Iin:ncial and
industrial depression all over the
Union) seems like an oasis in the
iionotonous stretch of desert sir,
romu:ding it. John Roach wvho ha
demncped ated his practical b~usiness
capacity in tho develo pment of an in
dustry--iron ship building-iut'ing
the very hardest of hard times, that~
gives emplloymnent to thoumsands3 of)
laborers, mechanics and artisaus,
gives it as his belief that one of the
most potential of tho contributing
causes to the existing condition of
bmusioss paralysis and1 consegnent
distress, is to be found in the ex.,
travagant habits thazt naturally fol-.
1owved the inflation and finsh times
of the wvar pdriod. When the crisis
came it found almost overybody do
moralized, and their prod igatl habits
have only been abandoned to just
the extent that poverty compo~lled.
The observor of ordinary dliscern
mont can~ verify the truths of
Roach's statement b~y comp jaring the
style of living- 'now among his or
her acqu taintances, wi th that prac -
tisecd twventy years ago among simi
lar classes. Aus-rm.
During the prevalenlce of the
thunderstorm, last week, the resi
dence of Col. T1. X. Ancrrim, in
Cam den, was s truck by ightnfing,
the bolt entering on tho north-east
cellar room, and expending its
force, appkrently, on the south-east
roof, which was set on fire. Per..
sons preselt- succeeded in putting
out tihe flames before any serious
damago wams done.
On last Sunday Aungelino Brewer,
colerod, was arrosted in Chester on
a warrant issued by Trial Justice
RI. N. Cuip, e~harghuig her with the
murder of a now-born infant, her
own grandchild. The accused
womian was committed to jail to
await trial at the October term of
TILs? .ACIAJ 141 OF o1lT A LiTY IN OU L
No Rift In the Cloud in any Direction
Suiary of tho Fover During tho
Nr~w Onrans, August 31.-Dr.
Stone tolegraphed from Grenada,
Mis., yestorday, that the weather
w.as lun1favorable. Thore is a sligh t
docronseso in tho death rato, and no
material sproading of the fover.
Mii rumis, Auguist3 1.-ThieIweathcr
this morning is: bright and warm,
but the clouds of woo over our city
show no signs of 1:roaking. Physi~
clans, nurses, visitors, druggists and
undertakCrs are becoiling exhausted
by constant working. Dr. Wise, an
activo younug physicial, was taken
dJwn this avornin-g at the board of
Up to 1oo)11 only sovonl physicialns
out of about twenty had made their
reports of now cases, the number
aggregating~ fory two. From this
it will bo scen that not more than
hudf the casos aro reported, and that
the opidomic is m )re appallirg than
tho oflicial rcports indicate.
At the county jail there are about
twenty Cases Of the fever. M. C.
Williams, undcr sentence to the
pcnitertiary for maurder, died last
night, and Bizzll, a negro murdor
or, under scnt'ence of death, is in a
At C:unp Joe Williams five or six
deaths coccm' daily. Thu hospital
coitains ahout twenty-ivo sick, and
the worst is feared for the poor
peoplo living inl tents. Some of
them have become frightened and
returned to their homes ill the city.
Alex Hunn, of tho Masonic board
of relief, is down, and Jas. Russell,
of the Odd Fellows' relief boari, is
The undortakers report fifty -live
yellow fevor interments up to noon
MoiiLE, August 31.-Dr. E. P.
Gaines rejport.s one case .and one
death from yellow fover this morn
ing--a white child nine years old.
WasmNo-rox, August 31.-Ab
strabt of sanitary reorts received
during the past wek, under the
na1ttional quarantino regulations
Now Orleans--During the week,
ending yesterday at noon, thero
wore 1,201 cases of yellow fever and
233 doaths, making in all 2,877
casos mnd 8G7 deaths.
icksburg-During the week 11G
dc: t hs from yellow fever, making!'
185 deaths in all, 17 ol in hiih1 hativei
occured during the last twentv
four hours. It is cstimatcd that
800 cases of fever havo occurred
to date, about half of theso in the
past VeCk and 5It) no0W cases in the
last twenty-four hours. Dr. Booth,
in chargo of the pationts of the
M[arino Hospital service, died'oin the
Memphis- In the week 721 cases
rand 241 deaths.
Morgan City, L)uisiana- Tihe
refugees rep~orted hust weok, sick of
the yellow fever, died August 23d.
Seven1 other casos have since oc,
riurred, and four deaths in all to yes
Ocean Springs) M[iss;.-Three cases
yesterday miorning". No deathsi
duiring the week.
Waiter Valloey, Miss. -Two cases,
both refugees ; on10 on the 12th is
convalescent ; the second onl tho
20th terminated fatally yesterday.
Holly Springs, Miss.--.Soven casos
anid two deaths to yesterday evening,
all refugees. Good health prevails
in the city and in the United States
St- Lonis-Eight cases during the
week andi two decaths-all refugees.
At qu arantino below St. Louis, there
were six now eases and ono death,
besides twenty doubtful cases ad -
nitted dmiiing the forty-ig~ht hiours
eonded yesterday ev'ening.
LCLoil--S;inlco last report
cloven refugees and boatmen have
been attaceked with the yollow fever
after arrival iln Louisville, four of
whom have died.
Cincinnati-Nino cases of fever
and four deaths have occurred since
last report. Two of the (oaths woro
the cases reported last week. All
oamoe from infected places southI.
The work on tho Chester and
Chorawv railroad is proggressing.
The iron will be laid dowvn and the
cars running to- Fishing Crook
within the next two wooks. iPresi.
dont Haurdin is negotiating ifor the
building of a depot at that place.
.A IWRD 01PA" 41 C.
The Pooo of South Carolina Must
Take Warning by tho Experience of
(1&onm the Charloic Observer.]
In the light of our own recont ex
porionco we aro prepared to give
our South Carolina brethren a little
advice which we trust they will ac
cept in tii spirit in which it is
intended. , The Republican party in
our sister State is playing tlo samo
sharp and effective gamo that it put
im operation ill North Carolina, and
its partial success here very likely
lias something to do with its adop
tion over tho lino. The North
Carolina Radicals, socing 'that they
could not carry the State in the
August election, refrained from'
putting ourt a ticket, and relied upon
tho absonedo of opposition and upon
n(lopondent U)emocrats to disor
ganizo the Deniocratic party. Their
scionie, it cannot be denied, was in
soie measure successful. It is
true that we carried tho Logislaturo
by a largo majority-a majority, in
fact, altogether larger than we have
any n)ood of ; but at the same time
we siustained loses and permitted
the entranco of elements and influ.
oncos which even yet (istract the
party in some sections of the State.
Had the Rep1ublicans put out a
Stato ticket, and had theymade their
usual light, in the usual way,
through their own men in the sever
al counties, independent Democrats
would have been unheard of, and
having the advantage of a thorough
ly united party our people would
have coio to the polls and swept
the State by a majority greater than
over before. In the conduct of the
campaign the RIepublicans exhibited
their usual tact and political sagacity.
They knew they could not elect
their judges nor carry the Legisla
tare, so teicy detormined to do what
wis next best to disorganize the
Denocracy with a viow to whipping
it im some of the congressional
districts in November, and thus
rendering its majority inoperative in
the future elodtions. Subsequent
events have shown that this was the
object of the enemy ; it was sinccess~
ful, as stated, to the extent of re
ducing our majority in the Legisla,
LU"t. slightly, and Ur gi sing ba1mm
hope in the congressional cam
Tho campaign in South Carolina
indicatos a line of action on the part
of. the Republicans, similar in all
respects to that pursued in this
State. Thore is no opposition to
the Democratic State ticket. The
immediate tendoney of this is to
lossen the interest of the Democrats
inl the camprign, just as was the
case here. We shall see as the can%
paign progressos if the parallel onds
lero. We venture to say that it
will not, but that in the decidedly
Radical counties, straight 'Radicals
will bo put up for the General
Assembly, while in many of the close
and doubtful counties, and oven in
somo which are countod strongly
Democratic, there will be mixtures
of Democratic independent Demo
cratic and Radical candidates, wvith
hope in all these cases for the olec
tion of tihe Radical. There will be
no0 avowoed olposition to the Democ
racy, but in all the counties except
thoso conceded to the Republicans,
a guerrilla war fare wvill be conducted
with a view to disorganizing the
Democracy, securing the election of
tihe Radical canldidlates for'Congress
through the divisions of the Demoo~
racy, and by thle saimo means so
curing a sufbi.cient' powver in the
General A ssombly to be able to
name the successor in the Seonate of
Hi cnet Johnl Patterson.
The "annoumcement" columns of
tile weokly papers of South Carolina
give ominous signs. We have
poiinted out to our friends across
tho line the danger to be appre
honlded ; they know for themselyds,
without neooiYmg to be told4 the
remedy. Their only hope ' is in
turning out inifull force in support
of their nominees. They are not yet
so strong that they can afford to
fight amiong thomsolves. .Their
salvation depends upon unity of
action. If they' flter they fall.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION.
ri 3RE second mieeting of tihe County
1.Board of Eq1 ualiz'ationt, for Fairflold
county, will bo hold at the Of11c0 of the
County Auditor, commencing on Satur*
dlay, thio '7th September,.piroxi mo, . .
aug 20-td . Auditor, F. C,
J. & P. C.OATS' SPOOI; THREAD.
5 f)Doze n, just received, for ande
..at, retail ati liu cents pecr dloztr.
casih, nind to meruhants ab. New Yor*
uily 21 MlcMASTER & i3JUk.