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i LOCAL INTELLIGENCE
I WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, : : x 1SS7.
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Rates for advertising.?One dollar
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insertion- These rates apply to
.. 4 advertisements of every character, and are
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ft: anil tributes of respect are charged lor as
f. advertisements. Marriage notices, and
r simple announcements of deaths, are published
free, and are solicited. Liberal terms
for contract advertisements.
Jast from Xew York?D. A. Hendrix.
Citation?J. A. Ilinnant, Judge of
Railroad Election?J. Turner Stewart,
Notice to Creditors?W. II. Kerr,
C. C. C. P. F. C.
k. Local Bneri.
5 ?Jno. J. Neil, Esq., the owner of
* Law Range, is having the steps to the I
several offices repaired.
?Mr. D. A. Hendrix recefved on
Monday another lot of ladies' fine
white hats, latest styles.
?Spring chickens are very scarce in
this market at present, and consequent
lv are commanding a good price.
?We are informed that there is
more sickness throughout the county
than has been known for a number of
?Good stands of cotton and corn
are reported from every section of the
county, and the prospect for a good
crop is highly encouraging.
?The visitors to "Washington from
rWinnisboro returned Friday afternoon.
express themselves as having
spent a delightful time in the national
?Columbia is to have a new cotton
* ? SI ?:?tl ls?r f ka r>QTT7 /?Am.
seeu on uiiii erevicu tuv
pany in opposition to the Oil Trust
Company. Its capacity will be^200 tons
seed per day.
?Mr. J. M. Beaty has had erected
a handsome iron stairway and iron
balcony on the sonth of his building,
which adds much to the appearance as
well as convenience of the building.
?Jim Fair, one of the most successful
colored farmers of this county, had
chopped out last week two hundred
acres of cotton. He paid out in cash
on Saturday eighty dollars to his
?Misery loves company. Mr. W. S.
Jones, of Bidgeway, telegraphed Zvlr.
and Mrs. R.if. Browne on Wednesday
?"My sincere wishes for mutal happiness."
Mr. Jones was recently married
?The Lee Light Infantry, of Chester,
carried with them on their Washington
trip the old flag carried by the
Palmetto Regiment in the Mexican
war. It attracted considerable attention
death.~We are sorry to learn of
the death of the infant of Mr. and
Mrs. EL B. Tennant, near W hite Oak,
which occurred on Saturday last.
Fine Cotton-?Mr. David M. Milling
brought to our office on Friday a
stalk of cotton measuring eighteen
inches in leugth, and containing six
squares. He has seven acres that will
average this height He reports the
crops in his neighborhood better than
for several years.
The Base Ball Grounds.?That
portion of the college green set apart
for the base ball grounds is being put
in first-class condition, and we may
expect to see some good ball played
in a short while. When the work is
completed the Gordon Light Infantry
will use it also as a drill ground.
Columbia's Graded Schools.?The
total enrollmnent of white pupils in
the graded schools of Columbia for the
nvpsent session is 868. colored 768,
total 1,636. The total at th.e same
time last year was only 1,439, showingau
increase of nearly 200 pupils
mi the present over the last session.
Press Association.?The State
Press Association will meet in Charleston
June 2nd. J. E. Boggs, of the
Pickens Sentinel, is the annual orator,
W. M. Jones, of the Spartanburg
Herald, alteenate. On the 4th the
editors will take a trip to STew York
on one of the steamers of the Clyde
ilf Too Want a Good Article
Of Plug Tobacco, ask your dealer for
Jar;2xt6m "Old Rip."
Set ex Per Cent. Dividend.?At
the annual meeting of the stockm
holders of the Fishing Creek Manu1
/a4 PKftofor oAnnfr
IlHUlUiMUg Wiu^au; j ui vuvjn,! ,
held last week, a dividend of seven
per cent was declared oat of last
years' earnings. We understand also
that a considerable quantity of new
machinery was placed in the mill last
year. "Who says a cotton factory will
not pay ? _
A Moonlight Excursion. ? The
Deutsche Eintrachts Bund will give a
moonlight excursion in the first part
of Jaly. All the Germans of Fairfield
county are invited as the guests of the
club, and will receive a cordial wel3ome
at the hands of every member.
Mr. Chas. Muller is the chairman.
tThe clab will meet hereafter on the
second Wednesday in each month at
New Advertisement.?We call the
attention of our readers to the new
advertisement of Mr. D. A. Hendriz,
which will be found in another
column of this issue. He has just
received another supply of ladies'
hats and invites an inspection of the
same. He claims that his stock of
shoes is second to none in this market,
and guarantees to give full satisfaction
fboth ss to quality and price in this
line. When thirsty try his soda
water and milk shakes.
Bucklexi's Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt
Rheum, Fever Sores, Tetter, Chapped
Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin
. -r Eruptions, and positively cures Piles,
k or no pay required. It is guaranteed
ntC- to give perfect satisfaction, or money
refunded. Price 25 cents per oox.
Hv For sale by Mcilaster, Brice & Ketchin
Unclaimed Letteiis.?The following
is a list of letters remaining: in the
Postoffice at Winnsboro, S. C., May
Miss Clarissa Brown, Francis Crawford,
S. S. Crittenden, Miss Ezzles
Persons calling for any of the above
letters will please say they were advertised.
They Want the Militia. ? Mr.
"Warren Dupre, president and secretary
of the inter-State farmers' summer
encampment, to be held 111 Spartanburg
beginning the 2nd August, has
font q f>nmmnni(>flHnn TA Aditlfant aild
?~**? * ?-- J
Inspector General Bonham inviting
him and the militia of the State to
attend. They want the military, and
the hospitality of the city will be extended
if they will only be present.
This would be a very pleasant way to
spend a few days in recreation and
retirement from ordinary business life.
| What say the militia?
The Mission School.?The closing
exercises of this school, under the
management of the Rev. "VVillardRichardson
and Miss Fister, took
place on Friday evening last at the
colored Presbyterian Church. The
exercises consisted of dialogues, tableaux
and charades, all of which were
well rendered. The entertainment
was a very interesting one, aud the
scholars showed thorough training,
especially the smaller ones. Quite a
large crowd was present, the gallery
being reserved for the white people,
of whom a goodly number attended.
Petitions.?Two anonymous communications
in the shape of petitions
have been sent to the State railroad
commissioners in regard to the insufficient
passenger accommodations on
the C. C. & A. Railroad. One from
Blackstock, the other from Rock Hill.
They were not in the right shape for
action to " , taken by the commissioners,
^ they were returned. There
is certainly room for improvement 011
the road, and by a united effort on the
part of the people along the line we
are confident a better service can be
obtained. Let this be done at once.
Arrested. ? Jim Green, colored,
was arrested on Saturday charged with
breaking into the store of Mr. U. G.
Desportes. Green had beeu playing
cards with some other negroes, putting
up on the game pocket knives,
suspenders, etc., and the discovery of
this fact led to his arrest. Upon his
person was found a pack ef cards,
but none of the stolen goods. The
evidence against him is said to be very
strong, and he will doubtless serve a
term in the penitentiary. Several
other parties are suspected, but they
having took their departure their
arrest has not yet oeen accorapnsneu.
Mxrried.?We chronicle the marriage
of one of our former citizens,
Mr. Robt. E. Boyles, who for the
past few years has been a resident of
the Empire State across the Savannah.
On the evening of the 9.oth May Mr.
Robert E. Boyles and Miss I. Estelle
Spires were united in the holy bonds
of matrimony at Harlem, Ga., by the
Rev. J. M. Atkinson. The happy
couple arrived in our town on Thursday
evening, and a delightful reception
was tendered the newly wedded
pair at the residence of the groom's
father, Mr. J. R. Boyles. They left,
after spending a few days with friends
and relatives, for their future home in
Dkateis.?"We regret to chronicle
the deatl? Mrs. Saliie Gladden, wife
of Mr. J.F. Oriaacien, wmcu occurreu
at her homo near Rocky Mount on the
24th inst. She was sick but a few
days. She leaves a husband and four
children, besides a number of relatives
and friends to mourn her death.
Her remains were interred at Rossville.
Mr. J. Turner McCullongh, a well
known citizen of this county, died at
the home of his father, near Gladden's
Grove, on Wednesday. The deceased
was about forty years of age, and was
never married. He was a good and
useful citizen, and his death will be
sadly deplored by his many friends
throughout the county. Peace to his
Petit Jukors.?The following is a
list of jurors drawn to serve at the
June term of Court:
Patrick M. Spence, John W. Keisler,
Nathan D. Roberts, Henry C.
Coleman. Arthur Hollis, Pleasant
Adams (colored), James Bookharr,
John B. Propst, Joseph C. Freshly,
J. R. Stewart, John C. Burns, John
Rosborongh (colored), W. L. "Wootan,
Henry C. Elliott, Ladson Milling,
H. O. Duke, Austin F. Peav, D. P.
Hamiter, Thos. L. Rosborough,
English M. Miles, James Brooks,
Edward W. Kennedy, A. J. McGill,
Robert A. Patrick, Jacob Buggs (colored),
James I. Long, T. D. Owings,
George T. Seigler, J. Bunyan Gladney,
Homer E. Hood, Reid H. Brown,
James C. Joyner, G. B. Counts, J. W.
Coleman, W. H. Mitchell, A. Landecker.
Deaths.?We learn that an eighteen
months old child ofMr. W. S. Dickey,
whn Iivpr -nftar "Blaekstock. accidentally
got hold of a bottle containing strychnine
last week, and was taken quite
sick and after suffering for a short
while died. It is supposed that some
of the poison was eaten.
Capt. J. A. Hinnant received information
on Thursday of the death of
his sister, Mrs. J. C. McKinstry, which
occurred at her home on that day.
She was the wife of our esteemed
fellow*citizen, Dr. T. B. McKinstry,
and was sick only a short while. She
leaves besides her husband aud four
children, a host of friends to mourn
her death. Her remains were interred
at Bethel Church burying-ground on
Friday. The afflicted family have the
sympathy of a host of friends i-n their
KeKaster's Sure Cure
for Coughs, Colds,
Sore Throat, Bronchitis,
And all diseases of the pTilmonary organs.
Try it McMaster, Brice and Ketchin. *
Base Ball Mijetdtg.?A second
meeting of onr base ball association
was held in the Town Hall on Thursday
evening, and a permanent organi|
zation effected by the election of Mr.
R. M. Hucy president, and Mr. J. W.
Hanahan secretary and treasurer. A
constitution and by-laws was submitted
by the committee appointed at the
last meeting, which was adopted.
| The following gentlemen were elected
directors of the association: Messrs.
H. L. Elliott, F. Gerig, J. H. Cuinmings,
J. "W. Seigler and R. J. McCarley.
The playing members of the
association will go into active practice
immediately, and the team will he
selected by tne President and board
of directors upon their merits as ball
players. Rules and regulations will
be adopted and rigidly enforced look inorfothft
maintenance offfood order
and discipline, and promote con.
scientious ball playing. The several
! parties controlling and using the
the grounds having gone to considera- j
ble expense in fixing them up, the
management and members of the club
propose to give oar citizens some good j
Roe's Great Earthquake Stort.
?Arrangements have been perfected
whereby Mr. E. P. Roe's latest work,
'Mara; a Story of the Charleston
Earthquake," will be published in
the Sunday News and the "Weekly
Neics and Courier.
lkMara" is a strong love story that
culminates among the terrible scenes
j of the never to be forgotten earth
quake of August 31, 1886. It presents,
with dramatic picturesqueness,
a remarkable phase of American experience,
and incidentally brings out
one great fact?Northern good will towards
the South, as shown by the
spontaneous outpouring of sympathy
and gifts, and the effect of this fraternal
spirit on the South. This story
will undoubtedly be the greatest work
of a novelist of wide-spread popularity.
It will be published as a serial,
and will begin on the first Sunday in
As it may not be possible to supply
the demand for back numbers, everybody
should subscribe at once for
either the Sunday News or the Weekly
News and Courier. The annual
subscription to the Sunday News is
$2, and to the Weekly News and
Courier $1.50. Address
The News and Courier Company,
19 Broad Street, Charleston, S. C.
A DOUBLE WEDDIXG.
One of the happiest events of the
season occurred Tuesday afternoon,
the 24th insl., at the Baptist Church,
the occasion being a dual marriage.
The happy parties to the contract were
Misses Belle and Lucie Boyd, the
charming daughters of our fellow
townsman and popular School Commissioner,
Dr. John Boyd, and Messrs.
Geo. M. Hicks and R. H. Browne.
The church had been tastefully decorated
with evergreens and floral designs
by the admiring friends of the
parties, and everything was in keeping
with the joyous occasion.
At 6.10 p. m., marching to the tuue
of the "Wedding Quickstep," artistically
rendered by H. N. Obear, Esq.,
the parties entered the church; Mr.
Hicks and Miss Belle taking the right,
and Mr. Browne and Miss Lucie the
left aisle. A handsome arch was suspendeded
on each side of the rostrum,
and the respective couples took position
under these while the pastor, the
Kev. J. Howard Carpenter, officially
tied the silken cord which legally
bound them in life-long union. After
the benediction the four who had been
reduced to two retired in reverse order,
and with a few friends repaired to Dr.
Boyd's home, where an elegant supper
was served and a most pleasant
evoi;:iib spent. Many valuable and
beauiiful presents were received by
the brides, and hundreds of hearts rejoiced
in their bright future.
Ladies' Memorial Association.
The ladies of the Memorial Association
desiring that all who are in
sympathy with their work throughout
the county may have an opportunity
of co-operating with them, and feeling
that many may be deterred from assisting
by not knowing anything of
the progress and work of the Association,
desire to publish a short account
of it from its first organization in 1884.
It was organized with about forty
memoers, ana bo entrance lee was
charged at that time. The Gordon
Light Infantry presented the Association
with $50, and the ladies had one
entertainment which yielded $22. On
Memorial Day a collection was taken
up among the citizens and $19.35 was
realized. The expenses of that day
In 1885, $7.55 was collected on
Memorial Day. The expenses were
$0.55. Xo other work was done that
year, and the interest seemed to be on
the wane, and the membership diminished
In 1SS6 the friends of the Association
found it necessary for its existence
10 re-organize on a self-supporting
basis. A meeting was held and
the ladies decided to pay twenty-fire
ucuia, am.t vi.iv, jwu"5 fwj/iv vw?
annually. New members were solicited
and the number reached one hundred
and four. In :bis way $22.60
was raised. The contributions from
citizens on Memorial Day was $7.60.
Expenses $11.05. After deducting
expenses $18.70 was placed in the
In April, 1887, two entertainments
were given, the amount realized was
$151.60. Contributions on Memorial
| Day $7.71. Expenses $12.25. After
| paying this amount $12.45 of due*
j remained, which was added to the
fund. Ice-cream was served at thfe
Gordon's picnic, and $12.50 was realized.
Mr. "\Ym. E. Hall presented the Association
with five dollaas, and Mr.
"W. D. Aiken, formerly of "Winnsboro,
but now of Princeton, N. J., has recently
sent $25.00 to be added to the
. monumental fund. From the various
amounts mentioned it will be seen
-that the Association now has $312,
which has been securely invested and
will from this time become an interestbearing'
fund. Thirty-six new members
have been added to the list this
year. Two have withdrawn, five removed
from the county. ?$3.75 of
dues are still uncollected.
The ladies have reason for gratifica-;
tion at the increased prosperity of the
Association for the past year, and also
for the interest being more general in
our community, now embracing all
ages, our oldest member being 78 and
the youngest 4 years of age.
The ladies most earnestly call upon
all those who lost friends or relatives
and those who did not, to come forward
and help them in their good
work. Snrley the noble and gallent
"? ' r> -n. *. ^.1 i 1_ ^
men ana dovs oi juairneia wuu lu&t,
their lives in the war deserve this
tribute at the hands ef their countrymen
and country-women. Many
counties have reared monuments to
the memory of their dead, and why
should we lag behind.
LETTER FBOXMB. JSICHABUSOy.
Messrs. Editors'. Several persons
made inquiries of me about canning.
I have been engaged in it. and perhaps
can give some information. We have
a cannery at Houston?my home in
Delaware. "We can peas, strawberries,
raspberries, blackberries, sweet
corn; of huckleberries, we .have put
up 1,500 cans in one day; of tomatoes,
22,000 cans in a day. "We also can
peaches extensively. The estimated
annual requirement of cans of tomatoes
in the United States is about
60,000,000. The "tomatoe pack" of
[ 1882 amounted to 55,000,000, of '83
| and '84 at about the same. In '85 it
dropped down to 33,000,000. In ?S6
it rose to 57,000,000. The price of
cans in 1877 was $1.70 per dozen, in
'85, 75 cets; in '86, 90 cents. We pay
for tomatoes $6, $7, and $8 per cwt.?
! 15 to 20 cents per bushel.
As I am about to leave the State, it
gives me great pleasure to see the fair
promise of crops after so many years
of failures, as well as the gradual revival
of business in the whole country.
There are many persons in South
Carolina towards whom I have a
kindly feeling, who have done much
in the past eighteen years to lessen
the difficulties of a "trying position,"
and should they visit me at my home
in Delaware they would meet a very
cordial welcome, and I will show them
as nice farms containing from 100 to
500 acres as can be found in most any
part of the country.
We have in Delaware the advantage
of fruit raising, as our crops are now
reliable, and we have New York,
Philadelphia, Baltimore and Boston
for markets. In other respects South
Carolina stands No. 1. In educational
advantages I find few places equal to
good old Winnsboro, which has held
up a beacon light for over a century.
May coming centuries feel its influnce
for good as in the past.
\T7 Lfv/trr a r?r\flA\T
LETTER FROM: LYLEH'S FORD,
il/lwsrs. Editors: "We have had
genial showers all spring. I don't
recollect a more favorable spring for
preparing land for the reception of
seed. Cotton i resents a vigorous
color, and stands complete. In early
planted corn, and on bottom corn, the
bud worm has depleted the stand on
the latter, and cold weather the former.
Planters are well up with their crops.
Most of the cotton has been chopped
Wheat promises an average crop,
now nearly matured. Oats sre short
in statue, but we hope the late rains
will so improve them that nearly an
average crop mav be produced. "Gardens,
though late, are looking well.
Upon the whole crop prospects are
quite favorable up to this' date. I
think we need not fear high freshets
or even low ones this summer, as I do
not recollect two consecutive annual
freshets in summer, except the August
freshets of 1852 and '53. Corn is
looking well, and a larger area planted
in this section than for many years
Farmers are hopefnl as to a good
crop the present year, and it is pleasant
to notice their smile in recountrki?AOT^ft/?tc
frnnorci ] I \7
iilg LUC ^ICOCUl
So I am encouraged in the food anticipation
that the citizens of onr county,
[ if a fair crop is produced, will publish
my "Reminiscences of Fairfield" by
all subscribing to it. We think of
| sending out an agent soon to canvass
our county for subscribers to the
work. Old Fairfield possesses too
much patriotism to let this important
work fail of publishing, now that it is
nearly completed for the press, provided
we produce a fair crop the
present year. The future prospects
are brightening for the South, and if
planters are able to build railroads
and cotton mills, surely they can buy
a history for a mere pittance to inform
them and their posterity as to who
their ancestors were, whether generals,
governors, statesmen, farmers,
mechanics, lawyers, doctors or preach
ers of the Gospel. If they were even
honest and useful citizens, it would
afford them pleasure to have their
memories transmitted to later ages.
They would also wish to know incidents
of history relative to the early
settlement, etc., etc., of their county.
! "We will await the issue and see.
P. S.?We were blessed with rains
yesterday, and farmers busily engaged
this morning setting out potato slips,
of which there seems to be a plentiful
crop and of vigorous growth. I am
pleased to notloe that farmers are appreciating
the potato crop of late
years. w. E.
Lyles's Ford, 21 May, 1887.
In the Spring Time,Gentle Annie
the young man's ideas naturally turn to
things or lore. But, gentle Annie, with
our changeable climate the bile soon begins
to accumulate, and where love was |
what made the young man happy before,
it takes H. H. P., or HILL'S HEPATIC
PANACEA, to do it this time. It will remove
all excessive bile from the system,
clear the brain, tone up the stomach, build
up the constitution. Ana men, genue i
Annie, when the young man calls he wont i
Try H. H. P. for Constipation, Sick
Headache or Biliousness. It acts like a
charm, and will cost you but 50 cents.
McilASTER, BRICE & KETCHIN",
The Verdict Unanimous.
W. D. Suit, Druggist, Bippus, Ind., testifies:
"I can recommend Electric Bitters
as the very best remedy. Every bottle
sold has given relief in every case. One
man took six bottles, and was cured of
Rheumatism of ten years' standing."
Abraham Hare, Druggist, Bellville, Ohio,
affirms: "The best selling medicine I have
ever handled in my twenty years' experience,
is Electric Bitters." Thousands of
others have added their testimony, so that
the verdict is unanimous that Electric Bitters
do cure all (Ureases of the Liver, Kidneys
or Blood. Only a half dollar a bottle
at McMaster, Brice & Xetchin's Drug
Come and look at them.
Don't fail to come and ex
always find my prices on shoes
my goods as cheap (if not chej
Don't forget when you ar<
LONG AXD SHORT IIA.TJL.
Messrs. Editors: The following letter
was handed me by a friend who
had received it from a railroad official:
"Dear Sir?When von see Mr.
Geo. H. McMaster, Winnsboro,S. C.,
ask him. Are you not aware that no
freight is handled to Charleston by ;
rail from New York?
"Are you not aware that in making
the rate from New York to Winns- j
bore the question of water competition I
is an element and that the rate is made [
on the lowest combination, and that j
under the long and short haul clause \
no such element will enter into it or \
be permitted, and tuat the rate to
Winnsboro and other interior towns
will be much higher than now?
"I think if he wa3 aware of these !
facts he would not have written as he j
did. The enforceme .t of the fourth j
section would kill interior towns." |
The first question was probably!
elicited by an argument used by me in 1
an article in the News and Courier of |
the 14th to show the folly and injus- j
tice of permitting freight to be hauled |
by railroads below cost in order to i
compete with water transportation. I
said there, in eflect, that if the charge
for transporting a ton of freight from
New York to Charleston was one dollar
by water, and it it should cost
ten dollars by rail, yet only one dollar
should be charged; the nine dollars
deficit would be made up by overcharges
against the way stations and
would be as surely lost to the country
as if it had been thrown into the
ocean. New York and Charleston
were simply used to illustrate the
principle, without reference to whether
freight is carried by rail between the
two points or not. It may be said,
however, that express matter and the
mails and passengers must go in tnat j
way, and these" things may furnish j
profitable business In spite of water;
But the second question admits thatj
"in making rates from New York to !
"Winnsboro the question of water com- j
petition is an element," and my argil-1
m?nt is applicable to this case, ij
reply to the second question that there ;
was "never a doubt in my mind but that1
freight would be higher from distant
points by rail to Winnsboro than at
present in consequence of enforcement
of the inter-State commerce law.
It is indeed probable that most of the
New York freight will stick to the
water and abandon the rail where-"?
possible and that diminished com^. . j
tion may increase rates. With this
we are content?all we ask is fair play,
and that every tub shall stand on its
own bottom. In fact, less than this
will satisfy, since the fourth section does
not require that more shall be charged
for more work, but only forbids the
charging of more money for less work.
No one is a greater advocate of railroads
and of justice to railroads than
myself, and it would please me if
every railroad in the land should pay
a cmnd dividend on its caDitai. The
inter-Staie Commerce Act will tend to j
bring about this result as well as give j
to the position of a working railroad
man more dignity and importance and
pecuniary value. In reply to the last
assertion made in the above letter, I
say, that if interior towns have beeu
kept alive by discriminations in their
favor?by money taken unjustly from
other towns?they don't deserve to
live. But I have r.o fear for interior
towns. The law is intended to protect
the little fish from the big fish?
the towns, the railroads and the character
of railroad officials from conspiracies
of syndicates,terminal points,
highly-paid officials, highly-feed lawyers
and bribed legislators. These!
last will be the only sufferers, as they
should be, and the country at large
will have security for the future, if
not indemnity for "the past. I will add
that in questions affecting the rights
and the welfare of all the people of
this country, I do not' stop to consider
whether my own town will suffer or
gain thereby. All that Winnsboro
asks and all"that the producing people
of the United States ask is untrammelled
railroad traffic, a fair field and
no favors, and to bo protected from
the whims and oppressions of a set of
unprincipled Wall Street manipulators
who control the railroad systems of the
country, and who know little and care
nothing about legitimate railroad management.
~ G. 11. McMASTER.
A TitII' TOTEXAS.
Messrs. Editors: In our last we
took leave of your readers just as we
emerged from the depot building in
Chattanooga. The first sight that
greeted us was a large force of laborers,
white and colored, busily at work
laying water pipes along the street.
The morning air" was quite cool and
our overcoats felt very comfortable,
but these workmen being urged on
by their boss, a son of the Emerald Isle,
were with pick and spade and shovel
making the hard, rocky ground fly,
and though in their shirt sleeves did
1 not appear to need any fire to warm
by. The streets are narrow and
appear very rough, but were crowded
with wagons and other vehicles busily
transporting the different articles of
TKa r>o/"?rilo wprp hnrrv
( wuuugivg. JLXAO ^/V/V^iV .? J ,
ing along the pavements in every
direction, as though everything in life
depended on iheir reaching a certain
point in a given time. All of which
tended to strengthen the impression
that this is a busy, bustling, active
city, and has a brilliant future. Judging
from the bulletin boards displayed
on the streets, the whole town is %'for
sale", at prices, however, which makes
the average man's head swim. A
boom has struck the town, and transactions
in real estate partake a good
deal of the nature of Wall street dealings
in stocks and bonds. Any one
with only a small amount to loose had
better be careful in making invest-1
ments in any town with a big boom
on hand. The church is active also
to its duty, and in the most public
places are notices giving the location
of the different churches, name of
pastor, hours of service and a cordial
invitation to the stranger to attend.
. NO T ^a: _SE J
They are nicer now than ever
amine my stock of Shoes. I k(
; lower than the same quality of
iper) as an}* merchant in Winn<
; thirsty that you can get Soda 1
The writer had i;o surplus cash to
deposit here and so made a hasty
tramp along tlin principal streets to
satisfy himself, returning to the depot
in time for the departure of the Memphis
& Charleston train, and bidding
adieu to Chattanooga was soon whirling
along at a rapid pace in the direction
of Memphis. In the distance
loomed up Lookout Mountain, upon
whose summit a company of capital
ists have excavated a beautiful lake,
and are now erecting a large, handsome
hotel building. In the memory
of some of us this was once a pretty,
warm place, but now that peace:
reigns in our land, will soon become a j
famous summer resort. Our route
lay along the Tennessee River and we I
rush on, now apparently about to j
plunge bag and baggage into its:
liquid bosom, changiug our course j
just in time to prevent so dire u !
calamity and see it flow -peacefully |
along on its way to the sea. Now we
find ourselves in utter darkness, when
all of a sudden we burst from the,
tunnel and the sun shines upon us as i
brightly as ever. Inow we enter a j
superb iron bridge which carries us j
safely over Clricamauga Creek which : creek
gives the name to a bloody j
battle-field but a few miles distaut i
from our point of crossing, where aj
loved brother gave up his life in j
defense of his own beloved Southern
land. Can it be possible that ourj j
cause was not just? That after all we .
were sadly mistaken and deserved ;
deafeat? Sleep on dear brother, rest ;1
in peace. We do know that our citi-'
zen soldiers went forth in defense of i
an invaded country, and will receive j
as they deserve, the homage of all j1
good citizens. "Glorious is his fate
and envied is his lot who for his j.
country fights and for it dies.7'
Shis M. & C. Kailroad, as it winds'
its way along, on the one band the j1
mountains, ou the other the river,;'
which it crosses, but to cross again 111 j
a lew hundred yards, is itself a grand ,
triumph of engineering skill. I fell 1
in conversation with an old resideat :
of North Alabama, who gave me an '
account of affairs in his section of '
country during "our late unpleasant- [
ness. "He joined the Southern army, <
while his brother cast his fortune with
the other side. When they left home
each made a vow to kill the other if
the opportunity ever presented itself. 5
Fortunately they never meet in battle,
and now live as near neighbors, but
said my new-made friend, "we have ,
not spoken to each other yet." I assared
him that the war was over, but
I fear to little purpose.' In answer
to the question, "What is land worth
along here?-" the reply was, "They
ask two hundred dollars an acre, but
it is not worth a - - cent." fie was a I
farmer, hence his valuation. The
land is full of iron ore, which is held
in almost as high esteem by its owners
as it was by a good old man long !
since gone to rest. Just alter the
battle of King's Mountain, as the story i
goes, this good old gentleman led in ]
prayer at a thanksgiving meeting in :
something like these words: "Lord, !
we thank Thee for the many mercies i.
Thou has given us, and the many '
battles we liave won. We thank
Thee for the great victory of Cow pens,
where old Tarlcton was forced to flee
before our victorious troops. We .
thank Thee for the death of old Fergu- ;
son at King's Mountain, aud if Ye
had not suffered the British and Tories
to burn Billy Hill's iron works, we '
would ask no further favors of Ye." '
We passed through a rather thin, but
picturesque country, the towns giving
evidence of a good" degree of prosperity,
reaching Memphis about 10 o'clock
at night. Here we had a lay over till
morning and securing a bed retired to .
rest, which privilege we also now
extend to our readers. J. v. (
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT. ,
At a meeting of Blackstcck Lodge, Xo. ,
180, A. F. JL, the following preamble and
iesolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, it hath pleased God the Great
Architect of the Universe to remove from .
our midst Brother J. It. Faulker: thereforebe
it resolved :
1. That in the death of Brother Faulkner
we have lost a good, faithful and devoted
worker in the craft.
2. That in the death of our beloved
hrnt.hpv t.hft rmtire commimitv has lost a
good citizen and ills family a devoted i
3. That a blank page in our record book j
be dedicated to his memory, and that the i
Lodge be draped in mourning for thirty
i. That the Secretary send a copy of these
resolutions to the family of our "deceased
brother, and that a copy be sent to The
News and Herald for publication.
G. L. Kek>*edy,
L. S. Douglass,
E. D. Moblet,
j Absolutely Pure.
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomenfss. More
economical than the ordinary kinds, and
cannot be sold in competition with the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Hold only in cans.
Royal Baking Powdek Co., 10G Wall
St., X. Y.
Sold by McMaster, Brice & Ketchin,
Grocers: " MchSfxIy
JL 1 UHUXiMBM
3L nen j
b.efore. Ribbons of all colors,
;ep as good a line of shoes as a;
shoes can be bought from othe:
sboro, or quit the business at on
Water, Milk Shakes or Ginger
Office of County Commissioners, }
Winnsboro, S. C., May 25,1S87. $
IT IS HEREBY DECLARED TEAT
at an election held in Bear Creek Town-1
ship on the 20th ult., to determine the;
question of "Subscription" or "No Sub i
scription" to the capital stock of the Cam- ;
den & Chester Railroad Company, the |
result was as follows:
For Subscription 24 ballots.
For No Subscription .98 ballots, j
Majority for "No Subscription. .74ballots. !
J. TURNER STEWART, j
Chairman of Board. I
Attest: Jno. J. Neil, Clerk.
XOTICE TO CREDITORS.
South Carolina, \ I
County of Fairfield. ) j
LOUIS SAMUELS, who is in the cus-!
tcdy of the Sheriff of Fairfield Coun-1
ty by virtue of final process from the (
Court of Common Pleas for said County, 2
at the suits of Hurst. Purnell & Co. arid
of Chas. Weiler & Sons, having in order
that he may obtain his discharge from
confinement, under the Acts of the General
Assembly, commonly called the Prison
Bounds Acts^ rendered on oath a schedule
of his whole estate and effects, public
notice is hereby riven that-unless satisfac- J
ton* cause to the contrary be shown be-1:
fore me at my office in the Court House of J
said County on Friday, the 17th day of
June next, the property in the said schedule
will be assigned and the said Louis J
Samuels liberated according to law.
[l.s.] W. II. KERR
May 28fx3w C. C. C. P. F. C.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA^
county of fairfield.
By J. A. HIITNANT, Esq., Probate Judge: t
"IT7HEREAS, WILLIAM R. RABB hath
VV made suit to me to grant him letters
of administration o? the estate and
effects of Patrick Hastings, deceased:
These are, therefore, to cite and admon- j
ish all and singular the kindred and credit- j
ors of the said Patrick Hastings, deceased, |
that they be? and appear before me, !
in the Court of Probate, to be held at Fair-1
field Court House, S. C., on the 10th day of j <
June, after publication hereof, at 11 k
o'clock in the forenoon, to show cause, if
any they have, why the said administra- ]
tioii should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 25th day of
May, Anno Domini 1887. .
Published on the 26th day of May, 1SS7,
in The News and Herald.
J. A. HINNANT,
May2Gflxl Judge of Probate.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
county of fairfield.
By J. A. HINNANT, Esq., Probate Judge.
1JC7HEREAS, W. H. KERR, C. C. P.,
Y Y hath made suit to me to grant
him letters of administration of the estate
and effects of Nancy II. Hastings, de- S
These are, therefore, to cite and admon
ish all and singular the kindred and cred- J
itors of the said Nancy II. Hastings, de
ceased, that they he and appear before me, \
in the Court of Probate, to be held at: r
Fairfield Court House, S. C., on the 1st i '
day of J uly next after publication!
hereof, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to j 3
show cause, if any they have, why the j ]
said administration should not be granted, j j
Given under my hand, this 20th day of j
May, Anno Domini 1887. Published
on the 2lst day of May,! J
1887, in The News and Hehald j J
J. A. 1HNNAXT, !
May21x6 Judge of Probate.
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1
county of faiiifield. ! j
COURT OF COMMON PLEAS, i
The South Carolina Loan and Trust Com-1
pany, Plaintitf, against William S. Als- j ]
ton, Defendants.?Summons.?For lie- j
. lief.?Complaint not Served. j j
To the Defendants Above-Named:
\TOU are hereby summoned and re- j j
jL quired to answer the complaint in ; ]
this action, which has been this day filed : i
with W. H. Kerr, Clerk of the Court of j
Common Pleas, for Fairfield County, and j1
to ?erve a copy of vour answer to the said . ]
- -V -* i j. i.:, 1
complains on xiie suoscnmjr ut m? vmw, , j
No. 7 Law Range, Winnsboro, South Carolina,
within twenty days after the service >
hereof, exclusive of the day of such ser- :
vice; and if you fail to answer t!ie com- ?
plaint within the time aforesaid, the plain- *.
tiffs in this action will apply to the Court; i
for the relief demanded in the complaint.;,
Dated April 5th, A. D. 18S7.
OSATUND W. BUCHANAN, 1
To the absent Defendant: ]
Take notice that the summons, of which s
the foregoing is a copy, together with the ]
complaint, was filed in the office of the j '<
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for i
Fairfield County, State of South Caro-, 1
lina, on the loth" day of January, 1887. V
OSMUND \V. BUCHANAN, 1
Apl20x6t Plaintiff's Attorney. *
NOTICE FOE PINAL DISCHABGE. '
I WILL apply to John A. Hinnant, Judge j1
of Probate for Fairfield County, on j*
Tuesday, the 12th day of June next, at J
10 o'clock, a. m., for a final discharge as
executor of the Estate of "W. J. Alston,
W. S. ALSTON,
I have what I believe the
best FOOD so far ever pro-;
duced for Motherless and In- j
valid Children. It is a good ;
substitute for the Mother'sj
Milk, and suitable for all ease s j'
requiring easily digested food.
HYSON TEA- Three j
qualities, which can be sold i
^,4. AAn 4-x-v rmf owtr An/i A 4"
<AC jjiiwca HJ auiL aiij unv,. IU .
the Drug Store of
W. E. AIKE3I . I
WIDE AWAKE. \\
"TAKE CAKE OF THE CENTS, i
the dollars will take care of themselves." j
We have been told we are the only house !
in town that practices exact change. No
nenuriousness; our goods are marked at | j
New Idea Prices (small profits). The odd 1
cents belong justly to the customer. We (
pay it. One hundred cents saved will; <
buy 120 boxes matches. I i
J. 31. BEATY & BEO"
cheap for cash.
OES. . ay
house in town. You will
r houses. 1 will always sell
THE WINXSBORO BAR.
H. A. GAILLARD,
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Officc in building of Winnsboro National
A. S. DOUGLASS,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
<No. 6 Law Range,
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Practices in the State and United States
). tv. Bucn.vyAx. j. n. ya.eboeough?
BUCHASAN & YARROBOUGH,
No. 7 Law Range,
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Practices in all United States and State
jourts. special attention to corporation
tnd insurance law.
W. L. McDONALD, '
attorney and counsellor at law,
-WIXNSBORO, S. C..
Office up stairs in The News and Hexk.LD
I. X. Obear. W. C. Rion.
OBEAR & KIOX,
attorneys and counsellors at law,
Nos. 7 and 9 East "Washington bt.
jriyxsBORO, s. c.
Offices same as occupied by tbe late Col
fames II Rion.
r E. McDonald, C. A. Dotjglam
Solicitor Sixth Circuit >
McDONALD & DOUGLASS,
attorneys and counsellors at law,
Nos. 3 and 4 Law Range,
WINNSBORO, S. C.
Practices in all the State and United
S. B. Ragsdale. G. W. Ragsdale
RAGSDALE & RAGSDALE,H
attorneys and counsellors at law,
No. 2 Law Range,
WINNSBORO, S. C.
JAS. GLENN McCANTS,
ATTORNEY - AT- LAW,
No. 1 LAW EANGE,
W IN N S B 0 R O, S. C.
^"Practices in the State and Unitti
South Carolin a Railway Company ^
pOMMENCING SUNDAY, FEBRU<J
ary 20,1887, at 4.00 A- M., Passenger
Trains will run as follows, "Eastern time:"
TO AND FROM CHARLESTON.
SAST (tDAILY; *DAILY EXCEPT SUM)AT.)
Depart Columbia. .*0.30 a. m. f5.33 p. m,
Dne Charleston 11.00 a. m. 9.45 p. m.
.VEST (f DAILY; *DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.)
depart Charleston .f7.15 a. m. *5.10 p. m.
Due Columbia 10.55 a. m. 0.55 p. m.
TO AND FROM CAMDEN.
EAST (DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.)
a. m. a. m. p* m. p. m.
Depart Co'umbia...G.30 7.30 5.00 5.33
p m. p. m. p. m. p, m.
Due Camden 12.55 12.55 7.42 7.42
WEST (DAILY SUNDAY EXCEPTED.)
a. m. a. m. p. m. p. m.
Depart Camden 7.45 7.45 3.13 3.13
a. m. a. m. p. m. p m.
Due Columbia 10.25 10.52 7.20 S.55
TO AND FROM AUGUSTA.
CAST (fDAILY; *DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.)
Depart Columbia. .*6.30 a. m. f5.33 p. m.
Due Augusta 11.50 a. m. 10.25 p. m.
VEST (fDAILY; "'DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY.)
Depart Augusta.. .fG.10 a. m. f4.40 p. m.
Due Columbia 10.55 a. m. 9.55 p. m.
Hade at Union Depot, Columbia, with
Jalumbia & Greenviile Railroad by train
irriving at 10.55 A M, and departing at
>. 33 P. M. Also, with C. C. & A. Railroad
>y same train to and from all points on
Passengers take Breakfast and Supper at
At Pregnalls to and from all points on
Sutawville Raiiroad. At Charleston with
steamers for New York, Jacksonville and
joints on St. John's River on Tuesdays
md Saturdays; with Charleston andSavanlah
Railroad to and from Savannah and
ooints in Florida daily.
At Augusta with Georgia and Central
Railroads to and from all points West and
South. At Blackville to and from points
)n Barnwell Railroad. Through tickets
;an be purchased to all points South and
iVest bv applying to
JNION DEPOT, Agent, Columbia, S. C.
fOHX B. PECK, General Manager.
D. C. ALLEN, Gen. Pass.& Ticket Agt,
Charleston, S. C.
TTILL BE PAID FOB
ARBDCKLES' COFFEE VEAPPERS.
' D.a?,!iim S1.Q00.00
1 r i viuiuiii) ?
2 Premiums, $500.00 each
6 Premiumsj $250.00 1
25 Premiums} $100.00 "
100 Premiums, $50.00
200 Premium?, $20.00 " .
1,000 Premiums, $10.00
For full particulars and directions see Circular
in every pound of Abbucsles-' Costz*.
JXO. S. REYNOLDS,
ATTORNE Y- AT-L A W,
COMMERCIAL BAITK BUILDIKG,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
Prompt attention given to tlie transaction
of business in the State and Federal
Jourts ef South Carolina.
FIXE TEAS, ETC.
HYSON, Gunpowder and Oolong Teas,
Ginger Root, Bath Brick for cleanrig
knives, and Condensed Miik, just received.
McMASTER, BRICE & KETCHIN.
ONE Barrel of IMPERIAL CABINET
RYE WHISKEY. Ona Cask of
GENUINE IMPORTED PORT WINEDne
Cask of GENUINE IMPORTED
sIIERRY WINE. At
F. W. HABENICHT'S.