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\ LOCAL INTELLIGENCE.
"WEDNESDAY, JXN'E <), : : : : : 18SG.
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free, and are solicited. Liberal terms
l??r contract advertisements.
Milch Cows?A. Williford & Co.
* Proposals?J. II. Cummings, Chairman.
f School Tax Notice?J. C. Caldwell,
For County Commissioner?Many
The Memorial Association?Mrs.
H. A. Gaillard, President.
W J.ochi Brlet*.
' ?Court meets on the 14th instant.
Judge Frasier will preside.
?A line lot of spring chickens were
on the market 011 Tuesday, and brought
?Ripe peaches have appeared 1*11 the
Columbia market. We have heard of
none in this county as yet.
? Wednesday was an eventful day in
the life of President Cleveland, as it
marked the last day of his bachelorhood.
?The board of County Commissioners
was in session on Tuesday.
Xo business of spccial importance was
?Farmers from every section of
the county inform us that labor this
year is better than usual, and laborers
? ixi8 new scuic vi
Bro. is nearing' completion. When
finished it will be one of the handsomest
stores 111 town.
?The campaign is about to open,
and all who desire to keep up witL the
political news of the State and county,
* should subscribe to The News and
Herald. Terms, weekly $2.u0 per
year, tri-weekly $4.00 in advance.
, ?Sheriff McCarlcy received another
boarder from the western section of the
county on Tnc-day. The prisoner is
> charged with u ceny of live stock, and
will have an opportunity of showing his
" " 1 Onnt'/ioohino- (Pnn f)f
xouuuunue tit mc ... ?
?The young ladles of town are practising
almost daily for a broom drill
which will come off at an early day. They
present a most formidable array, and
would compel any company of gentleman
to surrender to their arms without
?Trial Justice Cathcart was engaged
a few days ago in the trial of a
I case of assault ana Dattery, 111 wiuuu
the battery was committed with the
head. Of coarse he was a negro, and
in reply why he used his head, he said
that was what he "font wid." He was
How the time to get a good
Cincinnati Open or Top Buggy, ThreeSoring
Wagou, Turnout Seat Buggy,
Platform Spring or Farmer's Wagon,
with snafts or pole, Single or Double
Harness, cheap for cash or bankable
apper, from J. O. Boag. *
?The number of liens indexed by
the Clerk of the Court to date, shows a
wonderful decrease in the number up
to the same date last year. The declaration
of the last Legislature may perhaps
be the cause of the decrease, but
for some time our merchants have
looked upon it as ratner poor security .
? Most of our merchants on the
the 1st inst commenced closing- their
places of business in the evening at
& six o'clock. For several years this has
been their custom, in order that their
clerks may have an opportunity of
o hrA?fh nf fresh air
* c* <ltviv Vft ? - ?
daring the pleasant summer evenings.
Customers will govern themselves
accordingly, and make their purchases
before the hour for closing.
f ?Mrs. Boag has now opened her
stock of Spring and Summer Millnerv,
to which she respectfully invites the
inspection of her friends and patrons
generally. Call early and be suited.
A fall stock of Dry Goods, Fancy
Goods, Xotions, Groceries, and everyf
thing usually found in the general
* merchandise line. All to be found at
the store of J. O. Boag, as low as the
Death.?Walter Eugene, the infant
son of Capt. and Mrs. J. R. Boyles,
died at an early honr on Saturday
morning, of congestion of the brain.
The funeral services were held in the
Presbyterian church. The family have
the hearty sympathy of their many
Farmers' Meeting.?There will bea
meeting of the farmers of Gladden's
Grove Township on Saturday the 19th
inst., at 10 o'clock a. m., for the purpose
of organizing a Farmers' Club,
and to elect delegates to the County
Convention. We will meet at McCrorey's
store. W. S. Hall.
Personal.?Dr. J. B. Davis, formerly
sheriff of this county, but for the
past three years a resident of Texas,
returned to Fairneld on Monday. He
is not much pleased with the West,
and much prefers living in South
Carolina. We arc informed that he
will not return to Texas. His many
friends in the county are glad to wel
come mm o&civ. uautu iuuuiy
Fkom Abroad.?It is always interesting
to know what others say of our
citizens when they go abroad. "We
clip from a leading Alabama paper the
following complimentary notice of our
efficient School Commissioner:
Dr. Boyd, of South Carolina, is visiting
his daughters, Mrs. Traylor and
Mrs. Edwards. It was indeed edifying
to form the acquaintance of such a
genial scholar as Dr. Boyd. He was
sent as a delegate from Scuth Carolina
to the Baptist Convention recently held
?Without beautiful "hair no ivoruan is
beautiful. Is your hair falling off or faded?
The loss is vital. Parker's Hair Balsam
will preserve your hair and give bacic its
gloss and vouthful color. Clean, elegant,
perfect, ^events dandruff. *
Our Political Aspirants. ? It!
seems that our politicians are rather ! i
| slow in declaring themselves candi- j i
! dates. In other counties the ball is in j
motion, and in one county a half dozen ;
: candidates are out fur one office. The | <
public i- anxiously awaiting the action ;
of tiie candidates announcing them- 1
i >elvcs, and think that it is high time j'
j that they were letting the fact be j
i known that they will seek polil
j icai honors 111 me approacnm^
| campaign. There is nothing like j *
j getting out early and having your | ]
; name discussed. Who will follow the i <
I announcement already made? 11
? i (
j Free Traders in Session*.?'The !
| Free Trade Association met in Colum- j,
: bia on Wednesday, to hear the esssays '
j of members appointed at the last meet-!
j ing, and to transact any other business j
1 which might come properly before j 1
jit. Out of a membership of about j
! seventy-five, there were about a dozen ,
! present. Several of the gentlemen j j
I appointed to read essays were absent.
: The small attendance is no evidence j
that our people do not feel an interest i.
in their cause. The time was, we j ^
think-, a bad selection, as it is the !,
! 1 " ' | i
j busiest season of the year, and many i ^
| who might, under other circum- i,
j stances attend, could not at this time. ! f
i Agitation is the ?chief weapon of the j j
! Association, and if properly used will: ^
| accomplish much good. ^ j ^
The Memorial Association*?As j :
i will be seen by a notice in this issue of i(
i the pauer there will be a meeting of j ^
[ the Fairfield Memorial Association 0:1 j 1
j Tuesday, June 15, at 6 p. m., at the j t
| Thespian IlalL All members and all j 1
j ladies interested in perpetuating the ''
| celebration of Memorial Day in our : ^
! midst arc earnestly requested to at- j 1
I tend. The Association now numbers ;
| but thirty; from these two active |1
j members have been lost by removal j 1
I from the county. It is hoped many 1 I
' new names will be added to the list, *
j and the Association placed on a firmer
| basis than it has beer, heretofore. It, (
| is the desire of the ladies not only to j (
i keen the srraves of our soldiers' green ! ,
I on Memorial Day, but as soon as itrj
j can be accomplished to ercct a lasting !
I monument to their deeds and inemery. J j
| Another Bachelor Gone.?In the i
! great struggle against flic common |(
| enarnv, woman, the onlv honorarv ! 1
I member of the Bachelors' Protective !
i Union has followed after a desperate j 1
! struggle. Soon after the election of j
j Mr. Cleveland to the Presidency, ho ; :
: was elected an honorary member of i'
i the B. P. U. of this this place. Little i (
j did the organization suspect that in the i
I brief space of fourteen months he i 5
* > - t.~ 1 M, ' (
j WOUIU. UU uumuureu vvliu luuoi; uiivv |
I were, and in doing so, fail to meet the i 1
| requirement?of the coiia'itution, which j 1
makes it obligatory upon him to "set;J
upv those whom he leaves behind, j 1
I The action of their deceased brother j 1
should be a dreadful warning to those I 1
whom he left behind, and unite them 3
more closely in their grand struggle (
for liberty and freedom. ^
Destructive Hail.--A brief men- t
tion was made some days ago of a j
destructive hail storm, which visited c
the entire western section of our f
county the latter part of last week. (
It turns out that it was even more j
destructive than was first supposed. ?
From a gentleman who has been re- r
cently visiting in that section, we learn r
that the storm extended along the r
entire side of the county, carrying ^
destruction in its track. Farmers I j
iiYIUii ncai iut u aii.i \/yui o\.o wi?vi iuvi> p
crops almost entirely swept away by
the heavv floods a few weeks ago, and
now the hail-storm has destroyed i
most of the crops on up-Jands. The j
cotton crop, which was so promising, '
has been almost a total loss, and in j
many instances will be plowed np and j
planted in some oilier crop. In some I
places hail conld be gathered up by the j
! hatfnll. All that is left of the corn
crop is the simple stalk without
[ leaves. This is certainly very discouraging
to our agriculturalists, but
! thev should not become disheartened,
j In the long run it may be the best, as
it will turn their attention to some
other crop than cotton. It seems that j
all agree in saying that that section of j
the county has suffered more from the j f
| hail than from the floods. It is not "
i yet two late to make a fine crop, and
i we hope that by proper management
j the sufferers will be able to regain (
| their loss. c
! A Counterfeiter Arrested.?Sev- j
: cral counterfeit dollars in coin having i
! been passed 011 different parties in *
i town during1 the past month, and sus- j
| jricion pointing to one Sam Barber, s
i colored, who had been suspected some \
] time before by Deputy United States <
I Marshal J. "W. McCreight and Mr. t
i W. B. Gilbert, Chief of Police, a! ]
; warrant for Sam?s arrest was taken ;'
i out by Deputy McCreight 011 last; 1
i 'Phnrstlav. and on Saturday the ac- J
i ~ j - cased
was arrested by II. Y. Milling,
: deputy sheriff, and Mr. W. B. Gilbert,
j He appeared very much surprised, and
I wanted to know what he had done, i
j I J
I When told of his crimc, he took a J
j money purse from his pocket and | j
j started to hand it to his brother who 5
j was standing close by, but being pre-; j
| vented by the officers who had him in <
| custody, he made several desperate <
attempts to liberate himself, at the ]
same time throwing the purse off from ^
him, telling his brother to get it. Mr.
R. E. Ellison happened to be on hand, i
and picked it up. As soon as Mr. j
Gilbert got his chain nippers rightly J
j fastened on Sanvs wrist he was j J
j brought to his knees, and said he j 1
| would give up. After being com- j
| mitted to jail the purse was opened in j j
j his presence and six counterfeit dollars ! i
j precisely the same as those passed in j i
| town were found in it. On bei'ig j1
asked where he got them, Sam stated ;:
that he got them from a man in Charles- j:
ion. This same Sam Barber not long i'
since served out a term in the State j
^ TT? Ml I
penitentiary :or iorgery. xie win
now have a chance to spend awhile in I
a similar institution at Albany, 2s. Y. j i
?Food for the brain and nerves that will j;
invigorate the body without intoxicating, is |'
what we need in these days of rush and i (
worry. Parker's Tonic restores the vital .
energies, soothes the nerves, and brings 1 1
good* health quicker than any thing you '
can use. * *f
Changing- tiie Guage.?To change !
ilic guage of a railroad nearly two .
hundred miles in length is no easy job, i
bat on Tuesday the authorities of the j
Richmond & Danvilic >y$iein in about !
eight hours completed this work on the !
South Carolina Division of the system, j
Oil Monday a special train passed 1
r.v..r :r.r. it.sii! iHt.tri 1jutiiiid" an extra |
force of hands, leaving about eight i
workman to evc-rv three miles of track,
had been supplied with extra j
cooked rations for die work. The j
north-bound pas>enger train on Moil- [
Jay, as soon as it arrived at Charlotte, 1
turned round and started back to j
Columbia and was the last train to :
pass over the broad gauge. As soon j
is it passed over the road the hands i
ivere at liberty to commence work, j
and the rapidity with which they corn- i
;)!eted it shows that they understood j
their business. By daylight on Tues- i
' ? 1 t/i flirt ctnud. i
.IllV Illuming lIlC uv/ liiv j
ird gauge had been completed along i
:he line at this place, and by one!
rclock a special train passed over the
:oad. The regular north-bound pas-j
senger train arrived almost on time, j
jut as a consequence of all the cars I
jeing in Columbia, there was no down j
,rain. Ou "Wednesday all trains were j
mining over the road on schedule |
ime. We do not know that it will, !
jut think it very reasonable to suppose :
h.ir. since the chrunre. Ireiirht rates '
will be reduccd to some extent, as it j
relieves the company of the necessity i
)f loading and re-loading northern |
ireight, which could not come directly !
hrough o!i account of the dilierent j
gauges. The recent change makes |
ivhat is known a> the standard gang:*, |
md is the gauge of all Northern and |
Eastern roads, :i:M is about, three !
nches narrower than the broad gauge, i
In about a week ten thousand rnilc> of
rack was changcd to correspond tu i1
he standard gauge. It was a gigantic i i
oicce of work, but has been mkccss- j |
"ally carricd out.
nimsiwiKvn.'i Nw ok "\for\T Zmx !
College.?On account of the erection
)t the new College building in front of
;he old building, the trustees of Mount;
?lon College thought it advisable to !
.-lose the exercises of the school a:
nonth earlier than the usual time. On
Monday the iirfal examinations were
commenced itf the different rooms and i
tvere continued until completed Friday. \
Chese examinations covered most of i
:he studies completed during the past!!
session, and were in the highest degree
satisfactory to the teachers in charge, |,
aid showed wonderful progress by the ! <
liflercnt pupils. Oa Friday morning i i
he teachers and pupils met in llie j
school rooms to say good-bye, and
express good wishes for a happy j i
vacation. Tiie different rooms had j'
>een tastefully decorated with beauti- : 1
:'ul flowers, and both teachers and j <
nipils seemed happy that the session ! ]
1 ,._1 T.^ !>?? I
>VUS CUIU JJIUUJU. XMUIIJ UlU JauL iuai> j
here were so many pupils having j j
icarly the same standing, Prof. Cork j ?
lid not announce any distinctions, j i
tie, however, presented Messrs. 5
Thomas and Campbell Madden and ;
John McMaster each with a handsome (
jook for punctual attendance, neither 1
>fthe three having missed a single roll i
:all during the session. In the room j
>f Miss Obear, Carl Matthews and J
Liiia Dwight were each presented with j ]
l book for presenting the best exami- '
lation papers. Miss Beaty, in her ]
oom, presented Robert Ilerron with j
l book, for the best examination l
capers. Miss Phinnev presented j <
Robert Matthews and Alice and Bessie I 1
McMaster, the first a knife and the two i
atter with beautiful money purses, "
or proficiency in a spelling match.
[This closed the presenting of prizes to j 1
he pupils, when much to the surprise j:
>f the teachers, they were presented
n behalf of the pupils with momen- (
oes of appreciation of their services. <
Messrs. Cork and Dim 11 were each 1
>resented with student lamps. Miss
)bear was presented with a beautiful ,
ilver cup. Miss Bcaty with a beauti- 1
ul box of paper and a haudsome plush
)urse. Miss Fhinncy with a handome
flower stand and box of handker- \
Tims closed the exercises 0^
rriday. The session just closed has ,
jeen a very successful one, and both ,
eacliers and pupils should be con- ,
jratulated on their success.
?*? ???M*** <
A IiUclcy ZVIan. (
Loyd French, of Colesburg was in town (
m Wednesday and called at the Xeics 1
(flicc. His good-natured face was envreatlicd
in smiles and ''lie seemed just as <
lappy as a big sunflower that nods and ]
>ends on the breezt-s." Loyd has just .
eceived 53,000 as the result of" a Si invest- .
nent in the April drawing of the Louisi- ;
ma State Lottery, and no wonder he is
iappy. Mr. French savs he has dr; wa
several small prizes in t.iis lotteiy before, 1
>ut had not bought a ticket for several i
rears until January; sine# then he has a j,
lOliar 11 leacii mummy uru mug, anu iuc i
ourth time lie hit it for an even ?5,000. |
rhe number cf his ticket was 11,545. Mr.
French has a wife and five children, and
s a man in moderate circumstances. The 1
noney he has drawn hi the lottery will put :
lim square on his feet, and cive him a j
tart in the world.?Elisabeth (Ky.) Xmcz, \
V'ly 1. * ;
W. W. Reed, druggist, of Winchester,
Ind., writes: "One of nr* customers, Mrs.
Louisa Pike, Bartonia, _iandoIph county,
[nil., was a lon? sufferer with Consuinp?
J i,,, ,0,,.
AVll, <11111 ? <V3 U|7 IA/ UJ ild. l/iij;icians.
She heard of Dr. Kind's New
Discovery for Consumption, arid began
juying it of me. In six months' time slie
walked to this city, a distance of six miles, ,
md is now so much improved she has quit
ising it. She feels she owes her life to it."
Free Trial Bottles at McMaster, Brice &
Ketchin's Drug Store. *
Saved His Life.
Mr. D. Wilcoxson, of Ilorse Cave, Ky.,
;ays he was, for many years, badly afflicted
with phthisic, also Diabetes; t.lfe pains
were almost unendurable and would some;imes
almost throw him into convulsions.
lie* iriea j&ieci-nu i>i tiers <tnu ichci i
from lirst bottle ami after taking six I
bottles, was entirely cured and had gained J
n flesh eighteen pounds. Says he positively
believes he would have died, had it
not been for the relief afforded by Electric
Bitters. Sold at fifty cents a bottle by
McMaster, Bricc & Ketchin. *
Bucklen's Arnica Salve.
Tiie Best Salve in the -world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin
Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, ,
Dr no pay required. It is guaranteed |
to give perfect satisfaction, or money *
refunded. Price 25 cents per box. ;
For sale by McMaster, Brice & Ketchin. :
THE FARMERS' 3IEETJXG.
Ouito a Large and Representative Gathering?Synopsis
of the Uusiness Transacted.
The meeting of farmers, called by
Mr. Tim?, s. Brice uuder authority
of the recent rotate Convention, was
held in the Court House on Monday
morning. There were about >cventy-five
farmers present, representing nearly
every scction of the county. The
body was notably an intelligent one.
In calling the meeting to order, Mr.
Jirice stated the authority under which
his call was made, and also the objects
of the farmers* movement. These
objects he said were simply the organization
of the farmers, and the good
that the whole State would derive
from such organization. The movement
had been most severely and most
unjustly criticised. It is charged that
1110 movement is cujcuiiueu il* aiuu^c
class prejudice. If there is such prejudice,
it cannot be allayed by the criticisms
that have been heaped upon
this movement. If the movement
succeed, it will go far to allay prejudice
of all kinds. It will indeed go
far to dissipate the jealousies between
"up-country" and "low-country." This
movement is nothing else than a spontaneous
uprising of the farmers for
agricultural improvement and for
recognition. It is desired to produce,
among the farmers, unity of purpose
and unity of action. It is intended to
Kimho- tiir? fiirmArs tnwp.ther. in order
*/?i "g >.1.^ *v* "O ' that
they may take Counsel for their
common good. This is not a movement
into which the farmers have
been drawn for others' purposes. I
have too much respect for the farmei'S
to suppose thev can so easily be made
the dupes of designing people. It has
also been said that the movemeut
would injure the Democratic party.
There is of course no purpose to do
anything' to disrupt that organization.
Some people seem to think it all right
to talk about a farmers' organization,
but when that organization undertakes
to do anything, there is trouble. They
think the fanners can talk about farming,
but when politics is mentioned,
ihey* raise their hands in holy horror!
The Democratic party here is really
composed of farmers?those of
other callings are only adjuncts.
The agricultural interest is the paramount
one. Xor is their any inten
tion to ostracise or ignore any otner
class of our people. For my part I
lionor the man who seeks to elevate
himself and his calling, whether by
blisters on his hands or blisters on his
brain. [Applause.] Away, then, with
Lliese unworthy insinuations. This
movement has been most sharply and
most unjustly criticised by the press.
The News and Courier has been
' blowing hot and cold" on the subject,
and other papers have been doing the
sam-j thing, i am sorry, also, to say
ihut our own county paper has said
^A..A ]/ ?? ? 1 n frt/1 frv
^OIUU tilings n;a.t tvciu MiviiiLiitu i.u
misrepresent this movement. It is
unfair to misrepresent us. I have
Lrrc;it respect for the management of
5nr paper, anil I do not suspect it of
intentional misrepresentation. Still It
has made charges and insinuations
tli.it are unfounded. It has stated that
1 was engaged in forming "Tillman
Clubs.-' There was no authority for
this statement. I am trying simply to
2licet the organization of farmers,
under the plan marked out by the
Stale Convention. Again, great stress
has been laid on the fact that some
pamphlets (on agricultural subjects, I
presume)"have been received, franked
by Congressman Tillman and marked
"Compliments of Moses"; and it is
said that this movement is in the
interest of George D. Tillman. Why
not go furl her? Why not include the
whole Tillman family, and all their
ilogs as well? [Laughter.] This
movement is not in the interest of any
maa or set of men. The papers also
predicted all sorts ot harm from the
State Convention of Farmers. The
same papers have been uitimately
forced to admit that that Convention
was a grand success. This movement
will succeed?because it deserves
success. Fairfield should not be
behindhand in it. We should do our
best to advance this movement in
2very way. I now declare the meeting
ready for business. [Applause.]
Mr. John W. Lyles was appointed
Mr. S. R. Johnston offered the fol
1 O V<;Vi iroi'O nnotlim ATIc) V
I C&U1 II 111* 11?) WlilVsO;
Resolved, That a committee of one
from each township be appointed by
liiC chair to take at once the necessary
steps to organize agricultural associa:ions
in their respective townships.
Resolved, That immediately after
effecting- an organization each township
association hold an election for
5vc delegates to a County Convention
to be held in the Court House at
Winnsboro, on the first Monday in
August, for the purpose of organizing
i County Agricultural Association.
Major Woodward, in speaking of
these resolutions, and, generally, of
the aims of the farmers' movement,
urged an active interest in and an
ictive prosecution of the aims of the
organization. Said he: "I am especially
in sympathy with this movement,
since the assurance that it is not
* Tillman movement. It is no man's
movement. "We ore to be led by our
3wn brains and intelligence. "We
mean simply to organize for our own
advancement, just as all the trades and
professions do. "We don't propose to
proscribe anybody. I was disappointed
in the first meeting here.
Good fanners were kicked out?one
especially, one of the most active and industrious
young farmers in the county,
was excluded because he happened to
iifivo smnp interest in a little store in
the country. 1 didivt like that feature.
So at the next meeting I offered an
amendment which let in ail who, in
pod faith, avowed themselves farmers
in sympathy with this movement.
The farmers have things in their own
hands, but the great trouble has been
to get them to act together. I hope this
movement, bo well begun, will be followed
After some informal discussion it
was resolved that the gentlemen
present from the respective townships
nominate the several members of the
committee contemplated in Mr. Johnston's
resolutions. This was done,
and the following-named gentlemen
were appointed for the several townships:
For Xo. 1?M. D. C. Colvin.
For Xo. 2?W. B. Douglass.
For Xo. 3.?W. S. Hall.
ForXo. 4?T. W. Rawls.
For Xo. 5?John Hollis.
For Xo. G?P. C. Mellichamp.
For Xo. 7 ?R. A. Meares.
"FVh* "V<"> 8?F1 "R Austin.
For No. 9?"Win. R. Rabb.
For No 10?R. Y. Lemmon.
For No. 11--D. L. Glenn.
For No. 12?J. H. Kennedy.
For No. 13?John W. Lyles.
For No. 14?R. E. Ellison.
Some discussion arose as to the
status of farmers' clubs already or
; 1 Tir O TT-ll
gamzeu. lur. >v. o. juan uiuvcu iuat
all such clubs be entitled to representation,
but be afterwards withdrew
j the motion. Major "Woodward moved
' to reconsider the resolution of Mr.
! Johnston, so to permit more than one
j club in cach township. The motion
j was favored by Messrs. Hall, A. E.
j Davis and Jno. W. Lyles, and was
Mr. Davis moved a further amend
ment, providing; tnat eacn cttio ue entitled
to representation in the County
Convention as follows: One delegate
for the clnb at large and one additional
delegatefor every ten members.
Messrs. Woodward and Davis spoke
in favor of the amendment, and Mr.
Rutland in opposition. The amend- i
ment was adopted.
Mr. W. S. IlalI asked leave to explain
his non-attendance as a delegate j
to the State Convention. lie stated <
that he had fully intended and prepared
to attend, but, at the last moment,
found it impossible to do so.
The meeting then adjonrned.
THE TEACHE US' MEETING.
A Pleasant Day Spent at Mossy Dale? j
Synopsis of the rroSTammc.
(retorted for the xj-:ws and herald.)
On Saturday the 29th May the
Teachers' Association met at Mossy
Dale. Owing to the fine weather the
exercises were conducted in a grove j
Dear the school-house. The Rev. W. i
Richardson called the Association to '
order and invited the Rev. J. Howard j
Carpenter to ofl'er prayer. Master j
Geo. Perry, a pupil of Miss Jane |
Wade's school, happily welcomed the
Dr. Jno. Boyd, being the first 011 the
list of speakers, said that after it was
ascertained that a representee from
North Carolina would be present, the 1
Executive Committee thought it best j
i tu cuuuge IHU prugruimut; uy icauiviii^ i
some of the ammunition for another
occasion?and that Mr. Douglass and
himself had been reserved. The Doctor
then introduced Prof. W. E. Aber-;
nathy, of the "old North State".
The orator said that he was proud j
of North Carolina and her history, but!
must confess that South Carolina is j
far ahead intellectually. His trreme i
was Pedagogics. He sketched the |
educational systems of European and |
other countries and compared them j
with ours. The want of interest taken |
in the public schools of this country
was severely criticised. He held that
a broad education?a complete devel- i
opment of all the faculties of the!
mind?was of the highest importance, j
and strongly advocated the thorough j
preparation of a teacher for his work. j
The next speaker, the llev. Jno. i
(iass, reacl an able essay on tnc mind. :
lie treated his subject in an exhaustive j
and iraparciai manner. It was his
province, he said, to put a mind in the
animal body of man?to show that
man is something more than a highly
organized animal. The difficult question,
whether mind or thought is the
same as force and matter, was discussed.
It was shown how the physical
forces, as light, heat, electricity, !
etc., were mutually and reciprocally I
related, lie admitted that the law of
llir* (>niivpi'5!itinn of Pnorcrv had bef:ll
proved beyond dispute, but held that
no one had ever demonstrated a correlation
to exist between thought and
physical force. The second question
was?whether man, as a thinking,
conscious being, is different in kind
from the lower animals or only different
in degree. This is one of the
vexed questions of science, the importance
of which demands examination.
Along the course of ages new powers
have doubtless appeared: first, vegetable
life, then sentient, instinctive
animal life, and lastly the conscious,
intelligent life of man?the one divine
event towards which all creation
moved. Instincts in brutes arc rays of
mind in man, but are always adjusted
in complete harmony with nature.
Brutes have no consciousness or freedom?the
choice between good and
evil. Their instincts arc used for self
and self-purposes. Again, they can
only be improved by domestication.
Man, ou the other hand, has the light
of reason and the power of will, and
is capable of indefinite expansion and j
development. After dwelling'at some
length on the different faculties of the j
mind, means were suggested for in.- j
proving the memory, the imagination
and the judgment.
When 2Ji\ Gass finished reading his
essay the Association adjourned to parfolra
nf n tinnni;fti 1 wnosf r?ri>n;irr>fl iiv
LUivi. at uuuiiuiui w?. ~ mthe
good ladies of Mossy Dale.
After the lapse of about an hour the
audience had once more assembled
around the speaker's stand. The
President then called on Mr. T. E.
ReH. who r*?ad a well composed essay
on ^Esthetics, of which the following j
is an abstract: The love of the beau-!
tiful is a faculty of the mind. Man j
finds endless beauty throughout all!
creation. This faculty should there- j
fore be cultivated. Parents should so :
adorn their houses as to make them j
attractive. The teacher should point j
out to the child that which is beautiful ]
in nature. School-rooms ought to be I
supplied with apparati. Some of the j
elemenis of beauty are form, color,j
outline, etc. The rcsthetical nature of ,
the child may bo cultivated in the
study of language, mathematics, poe-j
try, fine art and history.
The llcv. G. P. "Watson next mounted
the rostrum, and addressed the
Association on Ethics. We can here
give but a syllabus of this lecture.
Children are living things. Mau can
make a machiuedo what he pleases,
but he cannot deal thus with a child,
since he has within him a developing j
force. The moral training of a child |
should be commenced early?in the
home. The teacher should not only
teach by precept but also by example.
Short lectures on morals should be
given once a week. Character is
formed not by one act or word, but by
constant effort. Teach ths child general
principles of morals, obedience,
punctuality, regularity, social duties
The President asked uie ltev. 311*. i
Carpenter to make a few* remarks.
By his wit and humor he aroused the
audience to occasional bursts of laughter.
Mr. Carpenter spoke principally
on the importance of little things and
of the grand results that flow from
The Rev. Mr. Richardson, after presenting
the subject of foreign immigration
for consideration, announced
the exercises closed.
On motion, the following resolution
"liesolved, That a vote of thauks be
1 " - c T>ol? fn,.
tenaerea tne peopiu ui ;uus5? jl/ui& wi
their hospitality, to Professor Abernathy
for his able address, and to the
Rev. Mr. Gass, the lie v. Mr. "Watson
for their instructive lectures/'
On motion, the Association adjourned
to meet on the first Saturday
in October at Mount Zion Institute.
ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
Mrs. Wixslow's Soothing St rut should al- |
ways be used for children teething. It soothes j
the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, j
cures wind colic, and is the best remedy for j
diarrhoea. Twenty-five cents a bottle..
items rnoM r eh Ait cheek.
"We continue to have plenty of rain, j
' cool nights and a good supply of crass, j
all ol" which i? not verv favorable to
The harvesting' season has opened, '
i some have begun to cut wheat.
One day last week as the Kev. ?7. X. j
; Entzminger was on his way to the 1
: "Boro," his horse ran away and upset j
I the buggy, fortunately very little
damage was done and no one hurt.
On Friday Mr. I>. E. Brown met;
i ?i,.i iam n I
i wiui a uuaim tunc?lu^ ivjz?? \ji m iul. ;
[ Tlic peach-trecs in some orchards I
' (fruit rathe;-) arc looking beautiful.'
Mr. "W. J. Johnson had some very
delicious peaches in his store on Saturday.
Tiic iirst that we have had the
pleasure of enjoying.
Messrs. Campbell & Braswell have
commenced making preparations for
their sawmill. Their intention is to
begin sawing ai an early day. Their
mill will be located on the road about!
one mile south of Mr. J. M. Dunlap's I
The Blythewood Social Club met at
Mr. (jr. P. Hoffman's on Friday night.
It was quite an cnjoycble occasion.
Misses Eunice Elkin, of Xlidgewav,
and Jennie Xeil, of Winnsboro, arc
visiting friends at Blythewood.
Damaged corn is making its appear-1
ance among our merchants. One car- j
load shipped to this place from the i
West was rejected.
A Sunday-school was organized at j
the Academy at Blythewood on Sunday j
A dog, judging from appearance !
considered to be rabid, was killed on |
Saturday morning between Mr. j
Johnson's and Mr. Bony's stofe. x. j
ITEMS I'll OM S Til O Tit Ell.
The llecent Floods antl tlieix- Effects? j
Sonic Account of the Damage.
<n>ATiirp Mir ->.1 ?Tlin rr?r>r>nf i
k_ X IK\S A A A AA V I - -> - V . vwv... ,
Hoods have deprived this section of j
Fairlicld of railroad facilities, and have i'
suspended all communication by mail; ;
consequently we know but little of 1
what is transpiring beyond our imme- j'
diate vicinity. Your friendly visits no |
longer greet us. Letters from loved |
ones do not reach us. We sadly miss j
the familiar whistle of the Iron Horse i
which is accustomed to remind us of;
the arrival of ihe latest news. Cut ofi'i
as we arc from communication with i'
the outside world, we have no means i.
of knowing how long this unpleasant ji
stale of things will continue. j \
It is said that Broad River was';
higher, at tins point, than it has been i J
i i a long series of years. The damage j J
done by the high water and heavy ;
rains cannot easily be estimated. The j
mill of Mr. Thomas M. Lyles, with its \
contents was swept away; his oats and ;
Mr. Bailey .Saber's which were near!
tlie river, were completely destroyed. '
Mr. Andrew Blair, Mr. Mo. Blair and .
Mr. Edward Biair all lo.>t heavily, j
Capt. William Clmvncy, was, perhaps,
tiie greatest snllcrer in this immediate :;
neighborhood. ile lost thirty-five i
head of sheep, almost his entire crop 1<
of oats, and a considerable par; of his j]
cotton crop. The Hats at (Japt. Clow- j
ney's ferry, and, al>o, at Mr. Blairs,
were carried of!'. Mr. Joseph Martin
had a valuable mule drowned, and Mr. ?
Jesse Martin lost his entire crop. Mr.
John W. Lyles and Mr. James Long,
whose larms are 011 the creek, lost very
heavily. No adequate idea can be j
given of the injury to crops and land :
on the tip-lands. ^
The murderer of Mr. Eli Free is i
still at large.
-Tnnr* 1 ?Sinff> TVritillor t] 10 JlbOVC. I I
have had no opportunity of sending it [
to you. I hope, however, that this :
may reach you. Our disasters from j
rain, w nd and hail still continue. On j
last Friday we had a severe hail and i
wind storm, by which quite a number I
of farmers had their entire crops com- \ <
A gloom has been cast over our :
community by the death of that highly i J
esteemed and noble Christian woman, |
Mrs. Fant. She died on last Sunday, i
in the ninety-ninth year of her age. ;
Her remains were interred at liock j
Creek church on Monday. For a long !
series of years she had been a con- .
sistent and devoted member of the '
Baptist church. She bore her suffer-j ^
it*rre trrUli Tintinn^p nnd rpsi?rnation. I
Al'gO ?*iu J/WV.V..W ? * r> j
She had no fear of death?was ready
and vrilliug to go at her Saviours call, j
Beautiful did tlie last years of her life i
illustrate the idea of Milton? 1
They, also, serve who only stand and wait.
U. K. V.
. ~ ]
On Sunday, May ."0, issr>, Mrs. Mildked j '
Fant, mother cf Dr. F. M. E. Fant, Dr. j
S. F. Fant and Mr. Ferry Fant, passed to ;
her eternal rest. In many respects she !
was a remakable woman. Although al-1 ,
most a centenarian (having entered her !
one hundredth year), her faculties were j
unclouded, and it was a pleasure to hear j
her converse of the days of "auld lang !
was a devout Christian, a member of
the Baptist Church for many years, and
had long waited in eager expectancy the
summons to "come up higher". For her j
Death had 110 terrors, but was only the j
door of admittance to the "joys laid up in i
Heaven for those who love Cod". %*
FOR COUNTY COHJIISSIOyEJt.
ricasc announce Peter Bird as a candidate
for County Commissioner. Peter was
a first-rate foiager in war times, and lie :
inight to make a good commissioner in '>
"piping times of peace".
I OH COUXTY COSTITISSJOXJER. j,
The many friends of Mr.G. j
in the Monticello ami Salem neighbor
hoods, take pleasure in nominating him .
for re-election to the office of County Com
missioner for Fairfield County?subject to i
the action of the Democratic primary. *
SCHOOL TAX XOTICE,
A MEETING of the taxpayers in School
District Xo. 14, will be held in the
Town Hall on Tuesday the 22nd day of 1
.June, at H.-'iO a. ni., to assess school tax for
the next school year.
J. C. CALDWELL,
Junes td C. B. S T. No. 14.
THE MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION.
THE members of the Fairfield Memorial |
Association and all ladies interested j
in its work are requested to attend a meet- j
ingon Tuesday afternoon, June 13, at 6 j
o'clock, at the Thospian Ilall. Matters of
i Ml 1... .1: ? f?ll I
importance win ui: ui:jv;ui?ov;u, auu ?.?. iun j
attendance is desired.
Mrs. H. A. GAILLARD, I
JuneSfoxl President, j
NOTICE FOR FINAL DISCHARGE.
TT7E will apply to the Judge of Probate
VV of Fairfield County for a final discharge
as Executors of the Will of John
Pvobertson'deceased, on Mondav, June 28,
1880. Ii, S. DESPOKTES,
D. G. ROBEILTSOX,
I May20flx:; Executors.
STYLE?.Square Cut Sack Suits.
MATERIAL?Blue Middlesex or Assa- ;
bet Flamu'l or best quality Yacht Cloth.
HAT?Regulation Broadway Police Ilel
Liil.-i, with samples of flannels, will l>e!
received until Saturday, lUtii .June.
J. Ii. CUMM1XGS,
Chairman Police Committor.
WE HAVE A FEW GOOD j
MI-LUil UU VV15, F
WHICH WE WILL SELL f
OR EXCHANGE FOR t
BEEF CATTLE. \
PERSONS WISHING TO I
r\v> rvruA MOT ?'
DU I Ul\ JJy^V^A.L.O.X'N VJJL-/ j I
WILL CALL EARLY AT J
OUR STABLE IN WINNSBORO,
S. C. f
A. "WILLIFORD & SOX.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
COUNTY OF FAIRFIELD.
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
Joseph Jennings, Plaintiff, ayaiatt Alex- i
aiuler B. Jennings, Ilattie C. Robinson, C
Ilester A. Price, Charles B. Jennings,
"Willie Jennings, Cornwell Jennings, y
John 31. Jennings, Jennie C. Jennings,
James C. Allen, Minnie E. Allen, Hattie fi
Allen, Claude Alien ana r. Alien,
Defendants.?Copy Summons. For lie- 0
lief.?Complaint not Served.
To the Defendants Above-named: (
T70U ARE HEREBY summoned and reJL
quired to answer the complaint in this n
iction. which is filed in the office of
:he Clerk of the Court of Common I'leas g
for the said County, and to serve a copv of
your answer on the subscribers at their
jffice, Xo. 2,. Law Range, Winnsboro, *'
south Carolina, within twenty days after
the service of this summons on you, exclusive
of the day of such service. If
rou fail to answer the complaint within
;he time aforesaid, the plaintiff will apply
to the Court for the relief demanded ^
Dated March 23, A. D. 1880. I n
RAGS DALE & RAGSDALE, |
jriaimin s Auorneys.
1*0 the defendants Alexander B. Jen- ^
nings, Ilattie C. liobinson, James C.
Allen, Minnie E. Allen, Ilattie Allen,
Claude Allen and E. P. Allen:
TAKE notice that the Summons ii? this |
iction, of which the foregoing is a copy,
iwl the Complaint were tiled in the office
>f the Clerk of the Court of Common a
Picas at Winnsboro, in Fairfield Coun:y,
in the State of South Carolina, 011 the v
?rd dav of March, A. D. l.S8t>. L
"KAGSDALE & RAGSDALE, ?
Apl2Sx0t Plaintiff's Attorneys.
Sale, cheaper than wood, ,,
durable, no smoke, no ashes, f
to sooty pots, no heat.
TIIE LADIES C
ire invited to witness the
work of this Stove.
Those desiring to test its J
baking qualifies can send a
pan of biscuits, cake or bread,
and in fifteen minutes see c
J. H CUMMIN GS.
THE SUBSCRIBER c
l'AKES PLEASURE IX INFORMING
THE CITIZENS OF I
WIN N S B 0 E OS
That lie is receiving one of the best assorted
stock of Fancy and Staple Groceries I
JUST RECEIVED, a few bushels of
White Peas. Also, v
Raisins, Currants, Citron, ]
Prunes. Evaporated Apples,
Sugars, Coffees, of different grades,
Teas, Chocolate, Broma and Cocoa,
Fresh English Walnuts, Almonds, Pecans, _
"Spices of all kinds and Extracts,
[niported Sardines in ;
Quarter and Half Boxes, j*
Canned Fruits and Vegetables, I
Poaches, Pears and Pineapples, ,,
Okra and Tomatoes, Corn and Peas, 1
Flour from the cheapest to the finest,
Meal, Grits, Laid, Bacon and Syrups, a
With good many other <roo<is, an ot wmcn t
will be sold at the lowest price for cash 2
only by S. S. WOLFE. s
popular favorite for dressing
kKsffltk/ BH the hair. Restoring color when g
and preventing Dandruff.
It cleanses tho scalp, stops tho
falling, and is sure to please.
|WK-arg.v yj\ 50c. and SLOP at Druggists.
I The best Cough Cure you can use, I I
Ar. J the best preventive known for Consumption. It I
ca-cs bodily pains, and all disorders of the Stomach, I
Bov. els, Lungs, Liver, Kidneys, Urinary Organs and |
all Female complaints. me ieeoic ana sick, Strug- i
gling against disease, and slowly drifting towards
tho grave, will in most eases recover their health by I .
the timely nso of Pabzzs's Toxic, but delay is dan- j
Cjrous. Take it in time. Sold by all Druggists ia I ]
large bottles at $1.00. >
Tho safest, surest, quickest and best euro for Coma,
Bunions, 'Warts, Holes, Callouses, &c. II ind. rx their far- ;
thergroivth. Stops all rain. Givesnotroublo. Makes the
feet comfortable. Hindercoras cures when everything
else fails. Sold by Druggists at lie. Exscos & Co., S. x.
Bitterfly if Ma.
)f my large assortment .of Spring and
Summer Stock of Clothing for men,
ouths and boys. This is the best assorted
tocK oi (Jiotinng you win nna anywnere
n the State. Having purchased from the
eading and most reliable manufactures of
he country, enables me to show the most
omplete assortment in styles, designs in
>attenis and first class in workmanship
hat has ever been shown bofore. These
;arments are placed on the counters and
eady for vour critical inspection. The
ariety of these garments are so great that
will only attempt to give you an idea of
. few leading articles. The One-Button
Cutaway will be the leader in cutaway
rock suits. They.are made from imported
Corkscrew, Whipcord, Cheviot and Broadrail
in all the prevailing shades; while
he Sacks are cut square, and round cornrs
are made of the same goods as the *
bove Cutaways, including fancy patterns
11 Worsted anil Cassimeres.
My Hat stock is filled with choice novelies
in the light weight Stiff Hats in
'earl, Granite, Mixtures, Brown and
Slack. See my Pearl Cassimere Beavers at
3.50, made in tiie latest spring sirapes.
Gents' Furnishing Goeds and Shoe Delartment
are complete with all the novelies
of the season. When in the city call
n<7 InnL- tVirniirrli tilic <sniirt?>nf. Tt
rill be a pleasure to show you through,
whether you purchase or not..
M. L. KESARD,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
FIE BILL FBDi.
THE GRAND JURY OF FAIRFIELD
/ouoty, State of South Carolina, for the
ear 1S8S, in examining public buildings
nd that the NEW HOUSE recently
JROESCHEL & CO.,
ext doore to Dr. W. E. Aiken's Drug
tore, as a
ound that it is neatly and properly kept,
nd that the proprietors do all in their
ower to please their customers by serv12
them with the best
FIXES, LIQUORS, CIGARS
nd give the LARGEST MEAL and the
IGGEST DRINK for less money than
ny House in the County. Therefore, v/e
jcommend the public to patronize them.
DAVY JOXES, Foreman. up jj
FRESII AND CHEAP.
FROM XO. 1 TO XO. 3.
i'e also keep constantly on hand the best
lUCK WHEAT, WHEAT BR AX,
SIRUP AXD LIME.
L 11i> O I11XIO JL UrJCl^UJCj
CHEAP FOR CASH.
McCARLEY & CO.
^1/VTT W"IV T A ^
VUJLtJiniA., ?. I/.
X3T NEAR TO BUSINESS PART OF
1ST Hot and Cold Baths free to guests,
The only First-Class Hotel in
Columbia run at $1.50 per Day.
W. M. XEJLSOX,
Oavxer a>-d Proprietor.
NSECT POWDER IN 20c. BOTTLES.
NSECT POWDER IN BULK 5c. PER
SED BUG POWDER IN LIQUID at 25c.
Royal Glue or Cement, for mending
rood, Glass, Crockery, Furniture, &c., and
t'hicli holds with wonderful tenacity,
'rice 10c. and 2oc.
iui kjaiL u v
W. E- AIKEX.
T11IE UNDERSIGNED TAKES PLEASJL
in informing the people of Fairfield
/Ountv and the traveling public that he
.as taken charge of the WIXXSBORO
IOTEL, and is now prepared to receive
'Oth permanent and transient boarders.
The building has just been repainted
,nd put in first-rale condition throughout.
The table will be supplied with the best
hat the local and neighboring markets
.fford, and no pains will be spared to inure
the comfort of guests.
A Sample Room is provided, convenientv
arranged for the -use of Commercial
A share of the public patronage is re,r>eetfnllv
A. F. GOODIXG,
0. BART & CO.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
The Largest Importers of
TCJ JS1 T
.11 the South, offer for sale a well selected
itoek of Apples, Oranges, Bananas, Co oanuts,
Lemons, Nuts, Dried Figs, Iiai;ins,
Potatoes, Cabbages, Onions, Peanuts,
nul everythingelsethat a first-class "Whole;ale
Fruit House should have.
7S" Country orders filled with dispatch