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TTEDXE SD.\T. September 17, : ; : 1884.
I3TPOE TAXT SOTICE.
5 To the Presidents of the Democratic
\ Clubs in Fairfield County: Yonr attention
is called to the fact that the
State Executive Committee has appointed
a public meeting- to be held at
TViunsboro, on Saturday, October 4, j
to be addressed by several of our cam- j
V paign speakers. It is the duty, as it I
should be the pleasure, of every good .
3>emocrat, to show, by his presence at J
the meeting, that his loyalty to the j
x- "'miter and his devotion to j
pariy on. v^j v..? ?
principle is as ardent, as ever.
tj| You are therefore directed to inform I
every member of your Club that he is
j|& expected to be present at "Winnsboro
pifta. on the 4th day of October, on horsel|ggSj&
back, and in the regulation uniform of
reB?ipr- the Democracy?red shirts.
mm The president of each Club "will rep
port, Tvith his Club, to the County
> Chairman, on the College Green in
"Winnsboro, on Saturday morning, j
nf tpn o'clock, precisely. j
V^ivyvi w. . A
T. "W. Woodward,
L- County Chairman.
I X ?w Advertisements.
Kb Application for Charter.
M Mother?JBradfield Regulator Co.
Ipf.; How to Save Money?McElree's
^ "Jewelry Palace.
^ Sheriff's Sale?Jno. D. McCarley,
g S. F. C.
j anted?Sam] McCormick, Ridge|||
Citation?J. R. Boyles, Judge of
* ?Sunday was leather like an October
day, and the night was very cool iiN
?There was but one white man tried
^ in the Court of General Sessions, and
pf. he was acquitted.
P' ?The sheriff will soon make six or
|a^ seven valuable additions to inu >vuir-i
Jp ing force of the State penitentiary.
?There was something like a deadlock
in Court on Monday morning?
. , Jury Xo. 1 talnng some little time in
Bk- choosing their foreman.
?The stock of the Charlotte, Columbia
& Augusta Railroad is still down.
I ' It is quoted in the Augusta Chronicle
A at $15 asked, $14 bid.
r' ?The State Board of Agriculture is
making- strong efforts to have South
Carolina folly and credital ly represented'at
the New Orleans Exposition.
?Miss Eva Britlon, well known as
the editress of a little paper called the
. Hurricane, has gone on the stage as a
uL singer in a variety show traveling in
WT tuv r f vwv*
l|p ?Messrs. J: T. Barron, R. A. Lynch,
. J. H. Ladson and J. M. McMaster, of
||| the Columbia bar, have b^en in attendance
upon the sittings of >he Court of
Common Pleas. . _ %
Br ^The^amount of fines pa_:l by per.
sons convicted at the recent term of the
^ 1 , Coui'fc of General Sessions was five
L . hundred dollars?quite a little lift for
the county treasury.
?The total earnings of the Charlotto,
Columbia & Angnsta Railroad
Wz for tee month of July were $32,199.38
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against $39.094.78-for the same rnonm
]|p& in 1883?showing a decrease of. $6,V
?The case of the State of North Car*
olina against Thos. L. Shields for the
murder of Joseph G. Silton has been
removed from Mecklenburg to Iredell
county. '.The trial will be held at
Statesville, X. C.
?We were and are yet anxious to
} publish a tabulated statemert of the
. .results of the recent primary election.
||L . Sickness of one of the. printers has
V rendered it impossible up to this time.;
, It will likely be giveu to our readers .
in the next issue ot tne weeKiy xnews
i % and heeald.
t ? We have received a pamphlet copy
. of the address delivered by Wm. Preset
ton Johnston, LL. D., president of
_ ' Tulane UniVersarv, before-the students
of the South Carolina Coilegeat the late
commencement. It is a well written pap
per and the subject, "The "Work of the
University," is haudled in a masterly
way . t
ft Personal.?Mr. and Mrs. Peter J.
V Itucker left on Friday afternoon's train
HWr for Columbia, where the}' will make
^ * iheir home.
r- ( ~ I
Defeated for Once.?We regret to j
give to the public the information that j
u the Boro boys were beaten in a,match
game of base ball at Kock Hill some
Hb -days ago. The Kock Hill boys scored j
25 against 21 for Winnsboro.
H| Personal.?Solicitor Gaston left for
?j}[ 3iis home in Chester on the north-b'onnd
freight train on last Saturday, having
done a good week's work.
Hj " .Miss Carrie Dunn left on Monday
H| ^,4* for the Columbia'Female Seminary.
HP We hope she will spend a-pleasant and
Cotton Statement.?The following
Hft ? is the comparative cotton statement for
HL *-be week ending September 12,1884:
Net receipts at all United States ports
during the week 42,505; to same time
last year 54,300; total receipts to this
B ^ date 57,596; to same date last year
72,SS6. Exports for the week 14,429;
same week last year 17,429; total
exports to this -date 31,414; to same
date last year 34,416. Stock at all
|fp^^ United States ports 121,460; same
|f|. time last year 239,865; stock at all
HL interior tov/ns 8,454; same time last
year 22,622; stOck at Liverpool 654,000;
same time last year 783,000;
stock of American afloat for Great
Britain 19,000; 'same time last year
Deaths.?Robert T. Ketchin, the
little two-year-old boy of Mr. and
||||| Mrs. T. H. Ketchin, of this place, died
; . here last Monday, the 8th inst. On
Sunday the child was taken with
spasms and in a few short hours was
dead. Mr. Ketchin was absent in
llL New York, daring the illness of his
B-:. . boy, but was telegraphed for, and
arrived in time to attend the funeral
exercises at the Associate Reformed
church on Tuesday afternoon, at 4.30
o'clock. Little Robert was a bright
\ and promising child and the idol of
I his parents. In their affliction they
; will have the tenderest and warmest
f sympathies of many friends.
The infant child of Mr. and Mrs.
i W. M. Harden, living about eijrht
j miles.from town, died on Sunday,
I the 7th inst., and was buried in the
; graveyard of Scion Presbyterian
j church in this place on Monday after!
noon, at 4.30 o?clock. The little child
was sick but a few days, and its death
was a sad one. To the father aud
mother, in their sorrow, we tender
The Soi.icitorship.?It is now very
probable that the Executive Committee
of the Sixth Judicial Circuit will be able
to meet the exigencies caused by the
sine die adjournment of the Chester
Convention, without necessitating the
expense and trouble of holding a
county convention in each of the counrt-f*
nii-onif Thcro is an nxHp.lfi
in the Constitution ot the party touching
the matter of Democratic Conventions,
and in that article the following,
expression is found: "After the Convention
shall have made the nomination,
or nominations, for which it is
called, it shall adjourn sine die." The
inference is drawn by those in authority
that under the party Constitution
no convention has the right or power
to adjourn sine die until its work has
been performed and a nomination
made. This construction is, to say the
least that can be said, plausible, and
the Executive Committee will probably,
under the circumstances, direct a
call to the old convention to re-assemhlo
Tn fViic n??vv o orror>t flonl will hr>
saved to the people of the district, and
we hope tjie Executive. Committee will
see its way clear to pursue this course.
Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine.
?This most interesting publication is
conducted with liberality, enterprise
and talent; in fact, the name of the
editor, X- DeWitt Talmage, D.D., is a
voucher for its excellence. The October
number is filled with contributions
in prose and poetry by 'some of the
most popular writers, and the illustrations
areuiuuierous and meritorious.
Among the contents are articles by the
Rev. Geo. T. Rider, Mrs. Robbins,
A. E. Alexander, Hervey, J. 'Alex.
Patten, etc.; sermons .by the Editor
and D. L. Moody; poems by Mrs. T.
K. Hervey, Longfeliow, Madeline S.
Bridges, etc.; and serial and short
stories, sketches and essays, replete
with interest. "A Trip Through
South Holland," "Historical Attractions
ot Inwood," "Titian's Religious
Paintings," "Children of All Nations,"
etc., will well repay the reader; indeed
the pages teem with interest, entertainment
and instruction. The
Magazine should find its way into
every family circle. A single copy is
25 cents, or $2.50 a year, postpaid.
Address, Mrs. Frank Leslie, Publisher,
53, 55, and 57 Park Place, N. Y.
THE CIRCUIT COURT.
Tuesday and Wednesday of the
Court were days w*ell and busily spent
in the General Sessions here. On
Tuesday morning the jury returned a
sealed verdict in the State vs. Henry
Camps, tried on Monday afternoon
and charged with larceny of grain
from the field. Mr. J. W. Hanahan
j xT.^ nnu^ A*
.represeuLeu me ueienuauo. j.uv ucfendant
was found "guilty of petit
larceny" and sentenced by the Court
to pay a fine of $50 or be imprisoned
in the county jail for the period of
The case of the State vs. Dan Cham\
bers, arraigned upon the charge of
grand larceny was next taken up.
M. B. McMaster, Esq., appeared for
the defendant. The defendant was
"found guilty and sentenced to three
years' imprisonment at hard labor in
tne state penitentiary.
The State vs. Toney Davis and Aleck
Bell, in which the defendants were
charged with larceny of live stock,
was next taken up and disposed of.
Messrs.'McDonald & Douglass represented-Tonev
Davis and Messrs. Ragsdale
& Ragsdale Aleck Bell." The defendant
Toney Davis was fonnd "not
guilty" and Aleck Bell "guilt\\" Aleck
Bell was sentenced by the Court to
two years' imprisonment at hard labor
in the penitentiary. The defendant
thanked the Court and said, "I got off
better than I thought I would.';
The State vs. Thomas Hopkins,
charged with larceny of live stock,,
was next tried. Col; James H. Rion
'represented the defence. The defendant
was fonnd o-niltv. The ssnfpnr.p
of the Court was reserved, pending a
motion for a new trial. .
The State vs. Thomas Jones, charged
with larceny of live stock?Messrs.
rtagsdale & Eagsdale for the defence.
"Verdict?"Guilty." The defendant
was sentenced to one year in the State
penitentiary at hard labor.
The State vs. David Kelly, upon the
charge of assault and battery with
intent to kill, was disposed of on Tuesday
afternoon. Mr. M. B. McMaster.
represented the defendant. After hearing
the testimony of the prosecutor,
Mr. Terrace, counsel for the prisoner
entered .a plea of guilty and asked the
mercy of the Court. The sentence of
the Court was that the defendant be
confined at hard labor in the State
penitentiary for the period of eighteen
The State vs. Levi Douglass, charged
with an assault and battery of a high
and aggravated nature, was the last
case tried on Tuesday evening. Messrs.
Lyles & Buchanan appeared for the
defence. The case was given to the
jury as the Court adjourned for the
day with instructions to bring in a
scaled verdict on Wednesday morning.
At the convening of the Court on
| Wednesday morning, the jury returned
! a verdict of "not guilty."
j Qn Wednesday morning the case of
! fhp State ns. William Free vras
up and tried. Free was charged with
burglary ..and larceny. Messrs. Ragsdale
& Ragsdale appeared for the defence.
The jury returned a verdict of
The case of the State vs. Sallie Williams
on the charge of an assault and
battery of a high and aggravated na
j tare was disposed of before the noou
j recess. Messrs. McDonald & Dongrj
lass represented the defendant. The
J defendant was found '"not guilty."
Early Thursday morning found the |
Court, jurors and lawyears as busily I
engaged on the trial of criminal "auses
before, and the cases on the docket
have been rapidly disposed of. x\t
the opening of the Court, the jury
empanelled to try the case-of the State
vs. Isom Coleman, charged with an
assault and battery of a high and aggra-;
vated nature carrying concealed deadly
weapons, returned a verdict of guilty
as charged. Messrs. McDonald &
Douglass represented (he defendant in
the trial. The sentence of the Court [
was that (he defendant be confined at
hard labor in (he State penitentiary !
for the period of twelve months or pay
U> 1XIJV Vi. v ? VV?
The case of the State vs. Sair.uel
Davis was next called. The defendant
was arraigned upon the charge of burglary
and larceny, and Messrs McDonald
& Douglass appeared as his
counsel. The jury empanelled to try
cause returned a verdict of guilty, and
the defendant was sentenced by the
Court to a term of three years at hard
labor in the penitentiary.
The case of the State vs. George
Ford, charged with carrying concealed
deadly weapons, was next tried.
Messrs. llagsdale & Kagsdale represented
the defendant. The defendant
was found "not guilty" and discharged.
The case of the State vs. Jacob
Thompson, charged with an assault
and battery of a high and aggravated
naf.nre. closed the work of Thursdav.
Messrs. McDonald & Douglass repre-j
sented the defendant. The jury found i
the defendant guilty, bnt recommended i
him to merer. The sentence of the 1
Court was that the defendant pay a
fine of $100 or be confined in the State
penitentiary for the period of six
State vs. James Garriso.n, indicted
for assault with intent to kill?firing a
pistol at Isaac Porcher, colored, the
prosecuting witness. Messrs. McDonald
& Douglass appeared for the defence.
Mr. Garrison claimed that he
| had acted purely in self-defence?the
prosecuting witness having, at -the
time of the difficult}', advanced on him
with pistols and having threatened to
kill him. The jury, after very brief
deliberation, rendered- a verdict of
State vs. Isom Gladden, Austin Henderson,
Charles Graham and Ephraira
Latta, indicted for assault and battery
of a high and aggravated nature. Col.
Jas. H. Riou appeared for the deicnce.
The prosecuting witness^' John Stevenson,
claimed that on the night of the
29th of June last, the defendants, with
others not recognized, met him on the
public road, seized him, threw a sack
over his head, choked him, bound him.
and beat him severely with switches.
The prosecutor stated that the parties
had threatened him with bodily harm
because he had refused to deliver up
to them a certain pamphlet?the constitution
and by-laws of au organization
entitled the "Grand United Order
of National Laborers' Aid Protective
Society". It seems that the prosecutor
had possession of the book, and
declined to give it up unless the other
members of the Society should repay
him a small sum of money which he
had advanced in the inception of the
organization. [The constitution shows
the society to be one for mutual aid
only, but it is strongly suspected that
it is political in its character, and it
has already done something towards
i demoralizing J.aDor in some .sections.
! One provision of the constitution is as
i follows: "We have a commercial trade
of which our members must be governed
by iu their trading for their
families". The leaders, should be
watched. ^They mean no good to the
community.] The defence set up was
: an alibi?each of the prisoners undertaking
to prove by witnesses that when
the whipping was done lie was at a
place other than that where the assault
was committed. The jury returned a
verdict of "Guilty."
The case of the State vs. Frank Anderson
and Mary Rogers, indicted for
adultery, w.as disposed of in the afternoon
session of the Court. Messrs
McDonald & Douglass represented the
defendants. The jury returned a verdict
of "not guilty" and the defendants
Presentment of the Grand Jury.
State of South Carolina, )
County of Fairfield. ? To
the Honorable James S. Cothran,
- Presiding Judge:.
The grand jury for the September
term, 1884, of said county, respectfullypresent:
That we have duly acted upon all
bills of indictment submitted by the
solicitor, and rn respect to them havt
endeavored to. be guided by the instructions
given to us by the Court.
"We have examined the offices of the
uouutv commissioners, tne Judge 01
Probrtte, the; Clerk of Court, the
Sheriff, tbe Treasurer and the Auditor,
and find that tbe books and records
are kept in a neat, orderly and .satisfactory
manner. The School Commissioner
reports to us the- following
figures: During the past year there
were eighty-five (So) schools, conducted
by faithful and efficient" teachers,
aud in a satisfactory condition. Several
new school-houses, .commodious
and comfortable, have been erected
and paid for. The total enrollment
during the school year reaches 5,131
pupils, with an average attendance of
4,126, and an average -school term of
five and on?-half months in duration.
The people of the county seem to be
more than ever imnressed with the
necessity of general education, and
! there is iu consequence a deeper interest
shown in the progress of our common
It is proper.for us to add, in connection
with -the offices already named,
that we have not made a critical, examination
of the books and recordssuch
examination being impossible in
the time at our disposal during the
sitting of the Court, occupied as that
time necessarily is with matters demanding
prompt and uuremitting attention.
We think a close investigation
into the condition of public
affairs due as well to the officials themselves
as to the public in genera}. Snch
' investigation, we are informed, has
not Deeu niaae ior eignt years. \Y e
therefore recommend that a committee
of our body, three in number, be
selected by "your Honor to make a
close examination iuto the transactions
of all public officials, and report their
[ conclusions to the Court. The said
i committee should be authorized to sit
j daring the vacation of the Court, and
j to employ an expert if they deem one
We have, through a committee of
our body, visited the County Poor
Ifouse, and we are gratified to state
that all the inmates are provided for in
[ a comfortable manner. The premises
are kept neat, clean and healthy, and
from all the information in our possession
we think. that the Keeper has
faithfully discharged his trust, .giving
to every inmate all the attention and
every comfort that the circumstances
allow. We recommend the purchase
of twelve bedsteads and twelve chairs
suitable for the use of the iumates.
We have visited the County Jail,
and we find it kept neat, clean and
well ventilated. The outbuildings are
in good condition. The prisoners have
been properly and humanely treated,
and the jail in general attests the
fidelity aud efficiency of the Sheriff and
We have examined the books of
Trial Justices Cathcart, Neil, Higgins,
Evans, Hollis; Glenn and Thomas, and
find them kept in a satisfactory - manner.
From an- examination of the
books of some of the trial justices, it
appears to us that a large number of <
the cases heard are very trivial in their <
character. Many of these cases are
brought up to the Court of Sessions, at
great, cost to the county, while many
others are heard by the trial justices,
at equal cost to the taxpayers. The .
law vests a large discretion in the
trial justices, and this discretion should
be exercised to diminish rather than
cncourage petty suits and vexatious
prosecutions. Yet it appears to us '
that many of the cases heard have little ;
if any foundation other than in the ,
folly or the malice of individuals. This,
state of things, aside from its incidental
vexations, imposes heavy burdens
upon the public treasury, in this con- ;
nection we submit the following statement
of the cases heard, the number of
acquittals or discharges, the fines paid
into the treasury, and the fees collect
ed from the county, by the several t
x. j>i. uatncart, to rieptemuei ??
Cases, 65; acquittals, 06; fines paid in,
$G4.30; fees from county, $287.43.
Juo. J. Neil, to March 6?Cases, 38; ]
acquittals, 19;-fines paid in, $66.45; .
fees from county, $130.43.
S. R. Johnston, to February 1? 1
Cases, 14; acquittals, 6; fines paid in, <
$9.00; fees from county, $27.10. 1
J. M. Higgins, to May 2?Cases, 10; j
acquittals, 3; fines paid in, $42.75;
fees from county, $74.15.
W. B. Douglass, to July 31?Cases, 1
49: acquittals, 25;' fines paid in, (
$30.00; fees from county, $174.80. j
H. J. F. W. Coleman, to March 6?
Cases, 8; 110 acquittals; fines paid in,
$5.00; fees from county, $16.40. J
Jno. "W. Evans, to* February 1? <
Cases, 7; no acquittals; fines paid in, ]
Sl.OO; fees from county, $20.S5.
John Hollis, to July 31?Cases tried,
17; acquittals, 12;. fines paid in,
821.00; fees from county, $83.02.
H. A. Glenn, to March 6?Cases, 5;
acquittals, 2; fines paid in, $10.00
fees from county, $10.15.
C. E. Thomas, to September 8?
Cases, 18; acquittals, 11; fines paid in,
$70.50; fees from county, $90.22.
Trial Justice Hogan, it appears, has
received nothing from the county during
the present year.. . r*
Prom the figures above given, we
are forced to the conclusion that Trial
Justices T. M. Cathcart and VT. B.
Douglass have not exercised due caution
and discretion in entertaining
complaints made to them; and we 1
recommend such investigation into n
their official conduct as your Honor !
may consider to be demanded by the ,
JSTo complaint has been made to us
concerning the condition of the public
roads. The Chairman of the Board of
County Commissioners informs us that
instructions have been issued to the
supervisors in the several highway
districts to have the roads worked";
and the Commissioners are informed '
that such work has been* done as wel
as the recent unfavorable weather :
would permit. "?
A member of the Board of. School ,
Trustees of District 2\fo. 17 informs us
that the authorities of Richland countv J
claim that in laying off the said district,
011 the Bell's Mill road, a portion 1
of the territory of Richland lias been
included. The Trnstees desire that '
the boundary of the School District, so
far as it may be contiguous to the line
of Richland county, may be properly
laid off and designated, and we recommend
that they be authorized to employ
a competent surveyor to do the
^ In the matter of retailing' spirituous
liquors without a license, to jrhich the
attention of the grand jury was called
in the opening charge of your Honor,
we would say that no complaints have
been made to us, we have had the
names of no witnesses given to us, and
the grand jury are therefore' without
sufficient information on which to
make anv presentment in the premises.
In conclusion, we beg to thank, your
Honor and tbe Solicitor for courtesies
and assissance extended to us in the
course of our labors. * .
All of which is respectfully submitted.
S. "VV. Broom, Foreman.
Ou Saturday morning the Court entered
upon the trial of the case of the
State vs. Manfred Jordan and Charles
Jordan, charged with larceny of liveJ
stock?stealing two hogs belonging
I respectively to Mr. "VV. L. Rosborough
and. a colored man named Daniel
Brown. Messrs'. Jas. G. McCauts and ,
XT "RvAnrn efor flnnoovorl fov thp
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defence. After hearing the evidence,
the argument of cocfnse>and the charge
of his Honor, the jury rendered a verdict
of "Not guilty." The defendants '
In the case of the State vs. Isom
Gladden, Charles Graham, Ephraim
Lattai and Austin Henderson, convicted
of assault and battery of a high and .
aggravated nature, the motions in
arrest of judgment and for a new trial
were overruled, and the prisoners were
sentenced cack to pay a fine of one
hnndred dollars, or to be imprisoned
for twelve months in the penitentiary.
The prisoners have since paid their
In the case of the State vs. Thomas
Hopkins, convicted of laroeny'of livestock,
the defendant's counsel made a
motion for a new trial, on the ground
of after-discovered evidence, and on
the ground that the verdict was contrary
to the evidence adduced at the
trial. After hearing the affidavits submitted
for the defence, and the counter-affidavits
submitted by the Solicitor
on behalf of the State, Judge Cothran
held the case under advisement untii
Monday morning. His Honor then
announced his decision, granting the
motion ior a u&w rnai, uu tue giuuuu
of after-discovered evidence?taking
occasion to say that the finding of the
jury was justified by the proof adduced'
ou the trial. The defendant
will be confined in jail'till he can give
sufficient surety for his appearance for
trial at the next term of the Court of
The general orders in the Court of
Sessions include the following directions:
That a copy of so much of the grand
jury as relates to the duties of the
board of county commissioners be
served forthwith upon the chairman
of the said board.
That a committee of the grand jury,
consisting of three members, to wit,
S. W. Broom, J. T. Terrece and T. E.
Smith, be and the same is hereby appointed
for the purpose of examining
the books and accounts of the several
public officers of the county, with
authority to employ an expert if they
deem it necessary?the said committee
to rap.ke their report at the next term
of this Court.
That a copy of so much of the report
of the errand jury as relates to
Trial Justices Douglass and Cathcart
be served forthwith upon the said trial
The Court of General Sessions was
adjourned sine die 011 Monday morning,
and the Court of Common Pleas
was at once opened. Several judgments
by default were taken, and the
juries were organized?Mr. W. II.
Jones being foreman of Jury No. 1
and Mr. A. Williford being foreman of
Jury No. 2.
The first case called for trial by the
jury was that of'Wylie J. Davis vs.
David R. Flenniken?Messrs. McDonald
& Douglass appearing for the
plaintiff, and Col. Jas. H. Rion representing
the defendant. This was an
action to recover possesion of a cer
tain mule alleged to liave been wrongfully
taken by the defendant. It appeared
that one John Neale, colored, :
had the mule in his possession when it
was taken by Mr. Flenniken. Mr.
Davis claimed that he had simply let
Neale have .the. mule on trial, retaining
the ownership in himself. 2seale, ;
rchile he had possession of the mule,
mortgaged it to Mr. Flenniken, and
under this mortgage Mr. Flenniken
had it seiz.ed and took it into his possession.
The main question in the
case was whether the mule was actually
sold to STeale, or was only delivsred
to him for trial, the title remaining
in Mr. Davis. The defendant .!
:laimed also that he had taken his
mortgage on'the mule, without notice ,
of any claim on the part of the plaintiff.
The jury rendered the following
rerdict: "We find tor the plaintiff the
right to the possession of the mule in :
juestion, and ten dollars damages; or, '
in case the mule cannot be delivered,
tvc find for -the plaintiff the sum of
>ne hundred and twenty-five dollars, .;
the value thereof, and ten dt^irs, '
R. M. Anderson vs. M. L. Owings?
iction on promissory note. Mr. O. "W.
Buchanan appeared for the plaintiff, (
md Mr. J. W. Hanahan for the de- <
fendant. .This action arose out of the
purchase by the defendant from the i
igents of the Savannah Guano Com- j
pany, of a quantity of "Cuban Bird i
Gruano". Iu the course of the exami
nation of a witness for the defendant,
tris Honor held that the plaintiff's j
proof was defective. An order was
then made, continuing the case until i
the next term, and allowing the plaintiff
to amend his complaint.
A HAPPY OCCASION.
Messrs. Editors: It was our good
fortune to be present at the residence
of Mrs. Ella J. Garrison ou the evening
of the 9th inst., to witness the
marriage ceremony of Mr. Peter J.
Rucker, of Columbia, to Miss Ella H.
Garrison, of this place. The ceremony
was performed in beautiful style by
the Kev. "W; C. Power, of Columbia.
. ' '
The company was large, the table
groaned beneath the choicest viands
and the guests, old and young, spent
a delightful evening. The bridal presents,
amounting to twenty in number,
were eminently appropriate, being
U.? 4-V? ftflrtol
UCdJ^-ilCU uy IUC* VIVliVIO 1UL ?/it*Vsii.VsUJL
use by the happy ?air. That Heaven's
richest benisons may rest upon them
is the fervent aspiration that goes up
from scores of hearts in this community.
In pursuance of the rules of the
Democratic party of Fairfield county,
and by authority of the County Executive
Committee, I hereby declare that
the following-named gentlemen are the
duly nominated candidates of the Democratic
party of Fairfield county, for
the several offices named:
For Senator?Thos. "W. "Woodward.
For Representatives? Charles A.
Douglass, Thomas IS. Brice, Sheridan
For Clerk of Court?W. H. Eerr.
For School Commissioner ? John
For Judge of Probate?J. R. Boyles.
"For^Sheriff? John D. McCarley.
For Coroner?George S. Hinnant.
For County Commissioners?James
G. Heron, Dixon H. Robertson, James
T. W. Woodward,
PICNIC KEAB BLAIR'S.
Blair's, S. C., September 6.?On
Friday last a large concourse of young
people assembled at .the residence of
our esteemed fellow-citizen and neiffh
bor Mr. A. L. Ederington, for the purpose
of carrying out the pregramme
of what is commonly known as a picnic.
Both Newberry and Fairfield
were well represented, Newberry being
represented in the fair forms of Misses
Ada and Dora' Hancock and Miss Lizzie
Suber. Allow me to say that Monticello
was also represented by two of
her beautiful and accomplished, daughters?Misses
Minnie and Fannie Evans. '
Dancing began at eleven o'clock and
was kept up until a late hoar. At two
o'clock the crowd were invitea to tne
back yard, where we found a sumptuous
repast of everything suitable to
appease the appetite of the inuer iimn.
After dinner the crowd reassembled
and again amused themselves by tripping
the "light fantastic." I must ?ay
that the picnic at Mr. Ederington's
was a thorough success, and I think
my bachelor friends deserves a great
deal of credit for getting up such an
Crops are suflbring badly for the
want of rain. Somo think that there
will not be more than a half crop
There is a considerable amount of
sickness in this section. Chills and
fever seem to be the general complaint,
but no deaths as far as I have learned.
"With, success to Thk News and
Herald, I remain, s. d. g.
LETTElt FROM TEXAS.
Caldwell, Tex., September 8.?
Following a very wet spring we havehad
a dry summer; drought has prevailed
over most of the State since the
middle of June; small grain crops
were good, also early planted corn,
but cotton poor?from one-fourth to
one-half of a crop. Texas farming is
so diversified that the failure of one
crop is not so disastrous, but the all
coiton men iiere,- as exsewaere, are
blue. It is the same old lesson ever
repeating itself, making ?poorer but
The average1, Texan takes but little
interest in politics. He knows his
State always gives a large Democratic
majority. His time is spent in trying
to live with the least work, and he
seems to succeed well. Accustomed to a
free and pleasure-going life, he has but
little care for the future.; but the new
settlers seeing the natural advantages
are very energetic.
Texas is fast filling up with people
from all sections of the globe, and no
Oliiu: iiJUKUb uiuie iiuciui lotions
for schools, and she prides herself
on her fine colleges and good
Looking over The News axd Herald
to-night recalls my memory to my
native land. You are on the eve of
another battle for the right. Never
let the victory of 1876, so dearly won
by us, be taken from you now; but
follow our old leader, Major "W., and
reward him for his true and noble devotion
to our State in her greatest
time of need. . S. "W. Jackson.
For longtown high school, a
Male and a Female Teacher, well
qualified t<i teach in both departments:
Address, SAML. McCORJdCK,^
oeptiOTXim jtiageway, a. <J.
NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days !
after this date, application will be
made to the Clerk of the Court of Common
Pleas for Fairfield County, for a charter
of incorporation of the "African Workingmen's
Protective Association". i
"VVinnsboro, S. C., September 17,1884.
STATE OF SOUTH ttAROLESA,
COUNTY OF FAIRFIELD.
By J. R: BOYLES, Esq., Probate Judge. j
WHEREAS, J. F. McMASTER hath .
made suit to me to grant him letters (
Df administration, with the Will annexed,
of the estate and effects of Ransom Dur- '
ham, deceased: ;
These are, therefore, to cite and admon- .
isli all and singular the kindred and creditors
of the said Ransom Durham, deceased,
that they be and appear before me,
in the Court ot Probate, to be held at
Fairfield Court House, S. C., on the 30th
day of September, next after publication
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to
show cause, if any they have, why the said
administration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this loth day of
September, Anno Domini 1884.
Published on the 16th day of September,
1851, in Tiie Xews and Herald.
g J. R. BOYLES,
SeptiG-flxl Judge of Probate.
Jno.C. Berry vs. David Shotwell, Dennis
S. Rice et al.
IN pursuance of an order of the Court of
Common Pleas, made in the above
stated case, I will offec for sale, before the
Court House door in Winnsboro, S. C., on
the first Monday in October next, within
the legal hours of sale, at public outcry, to
the highest bidder, the following-described
All that lot, piece, parcel or tract of
land, lying, being and situate in the County
of Fairfield and State of South Carolina,
on Broad River, containing Five
Hundred and Twenty-seven and Threefourths
Acres, more or less, bounded on the
west by Broad River, on the north by lands
of Wairen Turkett, northeast by lands
late- of Andrew Fra/.ier, and east and south
by lands of D. Fenly, the right of way of
tfie Greenville and Columbia Railroad
track being reserved.
TERMS OF SALE:
One-third cash and the balance on a
credit of one and two years, in equal instalments,
with interest on each instalment
from day of sale?the credit portion to be
secured bv bond of purchaser and mort
gage of the premises.* Purchaser to pay
for papers. JNO. D. McCARLET,
Sheriff's Office, S.FC. '
Winnsboro, S. C.,
OFFICE OF COUNTY TREASURER,
Couxty, S. C. '
r WlXNSBOHO, S. C., August 26, 1884.
THE BOOKS OF THIS OFFICE WLLU
be opened on the 1st of September to re
eeive the unpaid taxes oi- tne year itw?,
and will remain open until the 20th of
October, 1884, at which date a penalty of
fifteen per cent, will be added. The rate
per centum is as follows:
School Districts Nos. 1, 2r 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, S,
9,10,11,12,13.?State tax. 5 mills; County,
3% mills: School tax, 2 mills; Total, 10%
School District No. 14.?State, 5 mills;
County, 3% mills; Special School, 13/ mills;
School, 2 mills; Total, 12^" mills.
School Districts Xos. 15 and 17.?State, 5 .
mills; County, 3% mills; Special School, 2
mills: School, 2 mills; Total, 12% mills.
A Poll Tax of One Dollar is required of
all male persons between the ages of
twenty-one and fifty years.
For the purpose of receiving the above
taxes I will visit the following places on
the dates specified:
Jenkinsville, "Wednesday, September 3.
Monticello, Thursday, September 4.
Buckhead, Friday, September 3.
Gladderi's Grove, Friday, September 12.
"Woodward's, Saturday, September 13.
Ridge way, Tuesday, September 1G.
Bly the wood, Wednesday, September 17.
Burrell Hogan's Store, Thursday, September
Feasterville, Saturday, September 20.
D. G. Ruff's Store, Monday, September
+ Iiq rn/yy /7)Vm nf
U1 \ V/^lblllV/UbCO UliU 1/ilW / w?v'?? v*
State witnesses in the Circuit Court will
be received for County taxes, not including
. . JAMES Q. DAVIS,
ALL persons having demands against
Joun F. Gladden, deceased, are
hereby notified to present the same, and
all persons indebted to said deceased will
make payment, to the undersigned.
T. L. GLADDEN,
Sepl0x3 Qualified Executor. I
nurc west. s. .
The forty-fifth session of this institution
opens on the
First Monday in Oetober Xext.
Thorough College Course. Delightful
climate. Moral and religious influences
specially good. Preparatory department
in charge of tutor. Expenses only $160.
Apply for catalogue to
W. M. GR1ER,
July 29-flx6 Due West, S. C.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY.
$15 for $10
$25 for $15
Elgin or Waltham Watches in
solid silver double cases at the
above prices 60 DAYS ONLY.
Every watch warranted. Gents'
solid gold watches from $25
upward. For particulars write
McElree's Jewelry Palace,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
COLUMBIA FEMALE COLLEGE,
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
Opens September 24 with the following
superior advantages: 1. Central and
healthful location. 2. Well selected course
of study. 3. Thorough instruction. 4.
High standard of scholarship. 5. Good
domestic arrangements, o. j&xcenem. music
department. 7. Art department refitted
and enlarged. 8. Booms refurnished. 9.
Special reduction to clubs from the same
Catalogue and reduction to clubs
address O. A- DABBY, D. D.,
. LMD FOB SALE.
THE following land is offered for sale:
The plantation known as the "Doby
Place." containing about one thousand
acres. This area is distributed about as
follows: Two hundred acres of first-class
river bottoms; one hundred acres of .creek
bottoms: two' hundred acres in original
oak and hickory; four hundred acres .in
seoond-growth timber. There are about
150 acres of open land?a portion bottoms
and a portion uplands. i
m - i
lerms oi saie iiuerai.
For particulars address
X. P. MYERS, Agent,
Aug 12-flxtf Ridge way, S. C.
Sealed PROPOSALS will be received
at the office of the County Commissioners J
until,, Thursday, October 9ih, 1884, at 12,
in., for repairing the bridge over Cedar
Creek on the road leading from Winnsboro
to Columbia, kmown as the Middle
Road Bridge. Plans and specifications
can be seen at tly? office of the Clerk of the
Board of County Commissioners. Bidders <
will be required to furnish the names of
the sureties they will offer on their bondi.
J. R. HARVEY, Chairman. -
Sealed PROPOSALS will be received
at the office of the Clerk of the Board of
County Commissioners until Monday, October
6,1884, at 12 o'clock, m., for building 5
a bridge across Little River, on the west
fork thereof, at Castles'. Old Mill. Plans
and specifications can be seen at the office
of the Clerk of the Board in "Winnsboro.
Bidders will be required to furnish the
names of the sureties they will offer on i
their bonds. |
J: R. HARVEY,
Chairman Bd. Co. Com., F. C.
COTTON SEED! COTTON SEED!!
I will pay (loc.) fifteen cents cash per
Bushel for 10,000 Bushels SOUND DRY
COTTON SEED,, delivered to me af this ]
place before the first of next November. \
Will exchange Cotton Seed Meal for Cotton ,
J. B. CROSBY,
Sept 19x3m Shelton, S. C.
ANT! TTV.TCD STA"RT F.S ,
ixnxr j. ujujy ^XIJ.X/JUJUK/1
ALL PERSONS HAVING OLD PLUG
Horses and Mules can sell them by calling
on the undersigned at their stables at
Winnsboro, S. C.
We also have on hand a nice lot.of fat
Kentucky mules, broke and unbroke, we
Lave kept over this.sumroer and they are
now climatized and ready for work.
We have a few nice driving horses and a
few young brood mares.
We also have a'few plug horses, all of
which we will sell cheap for CASH, or on
A. WIIXIFORD da SONS.
Winnsboro, S. C.
D. B. Flentei '
HAS JUST RECEIVED A SUPPLY of ]
CRAB APPLE, WHITE WINE AND
The Celebrated MAGNOLIA AND J
MONUMENTAL HAMS. '
New Orleans Molasses and Synips.
Canned Goods of all kinds.
Teas and Coffees.
Granulated, Cut-Loaf, Pulverized and '
Lard in Buckets and Tierces.
" KEEP COOL
AND KEEP THE CAMPAIGN
BY SUPPLYING YOURSELF FROM
ffiisiioralfi House |
Ice, fifty pounds or more, at 1# cents
Ice, one hundred pounds or more, at
cents per pound.
BEST 31ASSINA LEMONS, thirty cents
per dozen, or four dozen for one dollar.
The Kinny Bros' Straight Cut Cigarettes.
The Kinny Bros' Sweet Caporul CigarThe
Richmond. Straight Cut Cigarettes.
The Duke of Durham Cigarettes.
The Forest King, best 5c. Cigar in Town.
The Rosa De Salvador, Key West Cigar.
One Barrel Northern Potatoes.
Some Nice Large Red Onions.
One Barrel Large New York Cabbage..
Just received at the WINNSBORO ICE
F. W. HABES1CHT,
OF ALL KINDS FOR SALE BY
f. F. McMASTER & CO.
WATERTOWN ENGINE. * . ' - ^
BALL HAND COTTON PRESS.
LITTLE GIANT HYDRAULIC PRESS
CHAIN AND ROTARY FARROWS
OLD HICKORY WAGONS.
WE ARE AGENTS FOR THE
PORTLAND WAGON COMPANY
PLATFORM SPRING WAGONS, BUGGIES
Give us a call, and we will sell, you what
ou want CHEAP.
J. F. McMASTER & CO..
AT TFTFi ~
A small lot ZIEGLER'S Ladies', Misses'
md Children's Shoes, just received.
J* M. Beaty.
Replenishing Stock of assorted brands
Bleached and Sea Island Homespuns,
Calico, "White Lawn, Corsets, Solid Black
Eose, Handkerchiefs, Etc., we wish to
shotf and give prices.
Jc M. Beaty.
r r Jy4
A few Gents' Low-Cut Shoes left. We
ivui sen aurmg next tmrcy aays at tea per .
jent. less than regular. price for CASH
>ver the counter.
v M. Beaty.
Our TOBACCO STOCK is fully up to
standard. Try it' .
Our CIGARS will sustain their past
record as LEADEKS of the MARKET.
J. M. BEATY.
. GRASS BLADES,
REAP HOOKS, BRADE'S
bUx liiJBi SXUiNJWS.
To arrive in a few days a fall line
5f m ^
W PLOWS AND SWEEPS. J0.
MY GROCERY DEPARTMENT IS
KEPT UP TO ITS USUAL
LARRABEE'S CRACKERS ALWAYS
on HAND and FRESH.
On consignment, a lot of Cat-tail
IfTT/T TVT? OT7?Ti.T\
t ouiiiJL;, IW ua.su uuiy.
E. M. HDEY. 'J
IS WAKBA2TTED to core &H eases oi m*.
larial disease, such as Fever and Ague, latermittent
or Chill Ferer, BemittenS Ferer,
Dumb Agua, Bilious Fever, and Liter Com*
plaint. In case of failure, after due trial,
dealers are authorized, by our circular of J /j
July 1st, 1S82, to refund the mosey-* /"
Dr. J. C. Ayer&Co.,Loweff,Masc.
Sold by all Druggets*