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I - L;iii;! art* solicited Libelal tern.*f
II. Yongue Milling',
Ii. & Ellison.
FOR CLERK OF COURT.
II. II. Jennings,
- . - II. M. Zcarly.
|? for school coiiJirssioxEi:.
S| J no.Boyd, ~
flf S. II. Johnston,
?3? Jas. Douglass,
_ Henry L. Duke.
eg foi: probate judge.
Jno. A. Hinnant.
FOR COUNTY C0.M?IISSIO2iKK.
if Jas. L. Richmond,
John A. Stewart,
H. A. Glenn, j
J. Turner Stewart, j
W John S. Cathcart,
John Ilollis, !
P U. C. Trapp,
ft Chas. A. Abel!, J
I> V T
H JL>. jcj. XJ_> IKS.
i for senator. W
Thos. W. Woodward.
' FOR REPRESENTATIVE.
Jas. B. Turner,
Thomas B- McKinstrv,
j| " Osmund W. Bnchanan,
i; John D. Harri ten,
W. S. HalJ.
FOR SUPERVISOR OF REGISTRATION. j
j Jno. "W. Smart,
I James.Pagan, i
f Chas. L. Refo.
for trial Justice.
f Jas. B. Stevenson,
r for countt auditor.
W. F. Jackson,
I. N. Withers,
"W. W. Crosby.
fo? county treasures.
James Q. Davis,'
Andrew Y. Milling.
FOi: JURY COMMISSIONER.
Jno. H. Neil,
W. A. Smith.
Notice?J. T. Stewart, Chairman.
Electro Plated? Connor & Chandler.
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university 01 ^>ouiu ?
J. M. McBryde, President.
L'ic i; Uriors.
?Tho farmers arc beginning to "lay
by" their crops.
?The County Commissioners were
in session on Wednesday.
?Glenn's Bridge, over Little River,
is said to be in a bad condition.
?Watermelons were plentiful on
onr streets on Saturday, and consequently
?Don't forget that you can get a
E^^fine machine by getting subscribers to
fckSlEws and Herald.
B^L'he candid at esiu Richland have
?One farmer in the county has
forty acres of cotton upon which he
V expects to make forty bales.
HB ?Don't forget the fact that we offer
the Weekly to the person sending us
B the largest melon this season.
ML ?Good rains, we learn, fell in diffil
ferent sections of the county last week,
and crops are still improving.
HB ?Columbia is in favor of the prij?S
mary, as all the delegates from the
city are instructed to vote for it.
?J ERSEY FLATS CHILL and FEVER
V?^t^RE is guaranteed by all merchants sellH
ing it to cut e, or money refunded. For
S9Bg sale by McMaster, Brice &Ketchin. .7 |
?A.S. Douglass. Esq., has recently
r purchased a Remington type-writer,
which he uses in his office. The machine
is a most useful and convenient
?As the campaign is now in fall
blast we would like to announce the
name of some aspirant for the office
of coroner. Can't some body help us
?Parties haviug old silverware, as
well as those desiring new, should
Tead the new advertisement of Messrs.
Connor & Chandler, found in another
?Buggies of various styles and
Spring Carts on hand to arrive, cheap
for cash or good paper. Can get the
best for the least money by calling on
. * J. O. 1>0AG.
?A recent law of the postoffice
department is to the effect that anyone
who sends a dun on a postal card, or
writes anything on One which might
injure a person's reputation shall be
liable to prosecution.
?P1LI.S .are unsurpassed
"Sinl purely vegetable. For sole by Monaster,
Brfce &'Ketchin. !l
?The Augusta Exposition will
begin in October. Our county should
be represented. We have a lot of
premium lists to distribute. Call and
get one, aud see "if some prize can be
? brought to Fairfield.
?We heard a gentleman ask the
question, "Why don't the papers get
up some startling news?" We would
like lor mm to ue tne local editor 01 some
paper for one day, and we guarantee
he would soon find out.
?A. new paper has entered the
journalistic field. It is published ,at
Peak's, just across the river at Alston.
It is called the News, and is nicelyprinted,
and is edited with force. Mr. j
IS. I. Todd is the editor.
?A young man (single) asked us
the other day what an economical
family, consisting of two, could live j
on comfortably. "We would advise j
him to try it and sec for himself.
Experience is a great teacher.
?The County Commisssioners have
issued orders to all road supervisors
to commence working the roads. As
they suggest, this is a fine time to put
them iu condition The crops will be
laid by and the weather generally will
?A new firm will be organized soon
uuuuuci, u ury goous ousmess m one
of the new stores now in course of
erection by Mr. Jas. Turner. The
firm will be composed of D. J. Macau%
narrowly escaped destruction. Ilis
kitchen, wbich was very near his
house, caught lire, and in a short time
was entirely consumed, notwithstanding
the efforts of a number of men who
came to the rescue. The dwelling
was*on nre at times, but by the efforts
of those present it. was extinguished,
and the dwelling saved.
- Conductor L. E. Smith , ot the
Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta Railroad,
died at Blac k.?tock on Wednesday
night from injuries which he received
while on the top of the water
melon train returning from Charlotte.
He started from ihe engine to the cab,
but after walking the length of a cathe
was struck in the head by an overhanging
bridge. This bridge spans
the railroad between Chester and
WILL YOU SUFFER with Dyspepsia
and Liver Complaint? Shiloh's Yitalizer
is guaranteed to curc you. For sale by
Dr. W. E. Aiken. !I
I Police Court.?The following were
the convictions at the Police Court on
ilondaj-: Bun lemmon and Bob
Brown, fighting on the streets, $1
each; Bill Greeley, John Johnson, and
Jess Steele, fighting, $1 each.
Committee Meeting.?The committee
appointed by the presidont of the
Count}' Alliance to make arrangements
for holding a Fanners' Institute will
meet in Winnsboro on the first Monday
in August at 11 A. M.
T. P. Mitchell, Chairman.
The Davis Will Sell.?Another
half car of these machines expected.
Come and get oue. The best family
machine sold. Every one warranted.
* J. O. Boag.
Death.?We are sorry to announce
the death of Mr. Robert Ford, of
Rocky Mount section. Mr. Ford had
been sick for some time, the malady
being dropsy. lie died on Monday
afternoon, lie was a native of this
county, and had lived in it for a large
v?ovt nf Me Ufa. Tift was sixtv-niue
years of age-at his death.
A Barbecue.?A barbecue will be
furnished at Monticello on August 15,
the day the candidates will be at that
place. Mr. J. M. Kirkland will furnish
the dinner, and all who attend
may expect a fine barbecue. The candidates
will be present, besides many
larlins. which, cf course, insures a
County Executive Committee.?a
meeting of the County Executive Coin"^^ewill
be held in the Court House
"f^Winnsfcorcr on "Wednesday, the 8th
of August, at 11 A. M., to ?rthe time
for the primaries, to arrange for call
of County Convention to elect delegates
to State Convention, and to complete
rules for the regulation of the
primaries. H. A. Gaillakd,
G. W. Ragsdale, Secretary.
T? irmAm A/virntvp A
from Columbia at ten o'clock on Monday
brought the intelligence that the
early south-bound train carrying the
Congressional delegation Irom Winnsboro
met with an accident at Killian's
trestle. The axle of the smoker broke
on the trestle and a cumber of passengers
jumped from the train, but fortunately
no one was injured, and the
delegation for Laurens was announced
Unclaimed Letters.?The following
is a list of letters remaining in the
Postoffice at Winusboro, S. C., July
Miss Mat tie Brown, Mrs, Harriet
Erving, S. L. Miller, Miss Belle
Moore, Mrs. Bella Peterson, I. K.
Turner, Mattie Walker.
Persons calling for any of the above
letters will please say they were advertised.
SHILOII'S VITALIZER is what you
need for Constipation, Loss of Appetite,
Dizziness, and all symptoms of Dyspepsia.
Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. For
sale by Dr. W. E. Aiken. H
He Left?Cob Mitchell and Jim
Phillips, both colord, were before the
Mayor on Saturday, charged with disorderly
conduct on the streets. Thev
I were engaged in a fisticuff oil Fridaynight
when arrested, but the evidence
showed that Bob was the agressor,
and Jim was discharged. Bob had
that day made himself especially disagreeable
to a young white man in
town, who had to quiet him with a
stick. Taking Bob's general turbulent
character into consideration, he
was given 4S hoars in which to shake
the "VVinnsboro dast from his feet, in
lien of other punishment. By this
time we presume Bob has left.
Good Koads.?Some towns in the
State considerably smaller than Winns
ooro are trying to munce traue by improving
the roads leading to them. I
This is a grcai evidence of enterprise
on the part of these towns, and the
moral of it all is that the merchants of
TV'innsboro, in conjunction with the
County Commissioners, should take
some steps looking to the improvement
of roads leading to town. We
cannot sit quiet and expect trade to
come to us, and anything ;that we do,
especially in the matter of good roads,
will bring us greater trade. We have
no competing railways, bnt let us
draw the trade of the entire county by
not only offering bargains, but by
baring good roads, whereby these
bargains may be secured.
SLEEPLESS "SIGHTS, made|miserabl9
by that terrible cough. Shiloli's Cure is
the Remedy for you. For sale by Dr.
W. E. Aiken. !l
of, but bow many wea^o^MB
All opportunities are offered in science,
literature, the classics, and professions,
and these opportunities are the best in
the country and according to the most
TnivPffti-nni C rr/iATH-/ t_rr A T OTAV
1 WllWilrtU X AiWlVm
?The Newberry Observer says:
The white mau who shot the negro
at Alston ought to be made to suffer
for it. It was a reckless, lawless act.
The excuse that he offers, that he
thought the negro was an escaped convict,
is no excuse at all; for even if
that had been the case it would not
have justified his shooting the fleeing
negro. A/negro convict is a human
beiug, and is under the protection of
tVio TTntnon lifo ?e tnn in
iu.li. f "
this State, and this will always be so
until those who take life are held to a
strict and impartial accountability for
t heir deedsMr.
TV. B. Yarborough, who did
the shooting-, did not intend to shoot
the negro. lie pointed his gun at hin:
hoping to stop him by thus 'frightening
him. The gun was accidentally
discharged. Mr. Yarborough is most
sorry for the accident and is ranch
worried oyer it.
The Ixtek-St'ate Association.?A
question was asked The News and
jtiEPALD recently aDout me mier-state
Farmers' Association, and to get accurate
information, concerning it, the
Department of Agriculture was called
upon. Mr. L. A. Bansom sa)'s:
"The Farmers' Inter-State Association
was organized at Atlaua last year
and was composed of delegates from
nearly all the Southern States. The
proceedings were published and copies
hnfl frnm TTaii .f. T. TTpn
derson, of Atlanta. The next meeting
will be held in North Carolina
sometime next month. It appears to
be composed of representative farmers
who are anxious to benefit the
agricultural interests of the South."
Mr. N. C. Robertson is the delegate
from this district to the next meeting
of the Asseciation.
A Coming Reunion.?The Register
says: "The survivors of the Third
Regiment and Third Battalion, C. S.
A., will hold a reunion of the two
-S~ ? a. t riu ?P ?
C01I1 ILLlLIiUb UU ILIU JLUtil Ul AU^Uct
at Land's Ford station, fifteen miles
north of Laurens.
The Third South Carolina Battalion
was commanded by Colonel George
S. James (killed at Boonsboro), and
was made up of seven companies, five
from Laurens, one from RichlandIlarper
rifles, Company F, Capt. D.
B. Miller?one from Fairfield?Company
G, Captain Whitener. The battalion
was first in Drayton's Brigade
CTntii after the first Maryland campaign,
and was then placed in Ker
skaw's old brigade prior to the battle
of Fredericksburg-, where it remained
until the last struggle.
Several members of the company
still survive, and wili no doubt avail
themselves of this opportunity to meet
their old comrades.
CROUP, WHOOPING COUGH and
Bronchitis immediately relieved byShiloh's
Cure. For sale by "Dr. W. E. Aiken. ||
Personal.?From a correspondent
we learn that C. G. Boulware, of
fVnckwuillo line crnnft ati .1 visit. tfi his
ViVgv; JjV"v v.. v. . -"-V
son in Louisiaua, and that Mr. Thos.
MoGill left at the some time to visit
his father, in Texas.
Misses Maggie Aiken and Mattie
Egleslon aud Mr. Willie Egleston left
for Sewanee, Teun., on Thursday.
Mrs. Fannie Smith has gone to
Ridge Spring on a visit.
Miss Mattie Mackorell, who has
been in "Winnsboro for several months
has returned to her home, at Blackstock.
She will return to Winnsboro
in the fall.
Miss Maggie McCarley has gone to
Lewiedale on a visit.
Miss Minnie Cathcart, of (. harleston,
and Miss Fannie McRay, of
Bennetsville are visiting Miss Ella
Cathcart, at Adgers.
Mrs. II. Rion and children have gone
to Virginia to spend the summer.
Mrs. Ii. B. Miller, of Shelby, N. C.,
who has been visiting relatives in
town, left for her home on Thursday.
Mr. Elliott "Ketchin has gone to
Cleveland Springs for a short time.
Mr. H. N. Obear has returned from
Saluda, N. C.
Mr. J. P. Matthews and family have
returned North Carolina.
THE RICnLASD CONVENTION.
Ferry Ahead--General Bratton's Friends
Will Stick to Him in the Convention.
The Richland Convention met in
j Columbia on Friday. The action of
this Convention has excited great interest
not only in Fairfield, but in the
entire district. This county was
especially interested from the lact that
the contest lay between General Bratton
and Congressman Perry. A dispatch
to The News and Hekald on
Friday said: "Perry has carried the
Convention by a vote of 65 to 46."
General Bratton's friends were of
course much disappointedat the result,
but are not despondent. They will
stick to the contest in the Congressional
Convention and hope yet to win
We still entertain the confident hope
that the outcome of the complications
will bring to Fairfield's favorite son
what he so richly deserves?the hona!
a a P 4 X v a X ?? ? A /I yvV\ A
oruu pusiuuiiui iuc truotcu uuu vuusvu
representative of the people of his
A temporary repulse may be the
forerunner of triumphant nomination.
i'TTTT ATT. _ /^ATTTlTT 9
Oili-LlViX 5 V/VUVJTA1 iiliu. V/UU9U111^UUU
Cure is sold by us on a gnarantee It
cures Consumption. For sale by Dr. W. E.
MB A mw
Some of the Bi|
CASH BUYERS, whi
GOODS, NOTIONS, SHOE:
THE BEST COI
THE BROOM DRILL.
The broom drill took place on
Wednesday night, and was a great
success in every way, A stage large
enough to give room to the partici
*? * -3 IL,.
pants was ereccea ac one enu ui mc
armory, a temporary curtain beingplaced
in front. Chairs had been
placed in the remaining portion of the
hall for the audience.
The audience arrived very promptly,
and the three judges, Messrs. T. K.'
F.iHntt. T W. Lnmiflrdale. and M. W.
Doty, took their positions, when the
curtain was drawn aside, presenting
to view the Brigade and Lieut. Seigier,
The young ladies participating were:
Misses Floride Dwight, Lizzie Gerig,
Marion Boyd, Mallie McMaster, Minnie
Utes, Lillian Williams, Eunice Bacot,
Mattie Egleston, Mary Sitgreaves,
Nellie Davis, Ida Su^enheimer, Annie
Aiken, Laura Gerig, Hannah Rion.
They were all dressed in the uniform
previously described in this paper.
Lieut. Seigler then began to put
them through the manual, and many
were the expressions of admiration
for proficiency in which the brooms
were handled. In fact, few of the
audience could detect an error, but the
keen eye of the judges were open, and
after a pretty severe test the curtain
was drawn and some were withdrawn
from the contest, as is usual in such
drills. Then came test after te3t,
lasting probably an hour, until only
mni.a in wmnofA fi"?r fho TklMTP.
mv Jivib fcv W"i|/vvv *V? %.>v
These were Misses Dwight and Sitgreaves.
After a short contest the
curtain was drawn, and the decision
was rendered by the judges that Miss
Dwight deserved the plume.
Mr. T. K. Elliott on behalf of the
judges, presented the plume, which
consisted of white tips bound together
to the successful contestant. In doing
so he took occasion to congratulate the
commander and the brigade on their
proficiency, and to express the pleasure
of the audience in having such a
splendid-exhibition to witness.
Mr. Davis Douglass, roach to the
surprise of Lieut. Seigler, stepped
forward, and in a most pleasant and
appropriate address, presented him
witli a nice silk umbrella, the gift of the
Although the evening was warm and
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lue ilttlJk piuu) 1UU) nc uaib U1.U1U
only expressions of admiration of the
entertainment, and the hope that it
may in the future be repeated. We
understand that about $35 was cleared
by the entertainment.
They have definitely decided to go
to Ridgeway on Monday and repeat
the programme there.
The chairs were soon cleared from
the hall, and the young people proceeded
to enjoy themselves in a german.
The music was furnished for
the first part by the striDg band, but
as all of them could not stay throughout
the dance, Mr. Albert Gerig gave
most excellent music with the harmonican
and piano. It was 3.15
o'clock in the morning before the
Messrs. Editors: I have been credibly
informed that prevalence has been
given to a clearly misunderstood and
misconstrued remark I made to a gentleman
near Winnsboro a few days
ago. What I said was as complimentary
to one as the other of the candi- ]
I simply remarked that "Mr. Jen
nings' wound gives him the advantage
of Captain Wardlaw. "While Captain
Wardlaw is also a wounded man, his
wound does not appear to as great ail
As to how and when and where the
two honorable gentleman were wounded,
I know nothing and said nothing.
A. McA. Pittmax.
liucklen'tf Arnica Salve.
The Best Salve in the world for Cuts
Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rheum, Fever
Sores, Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains,
uorns, ana an oKm^irupuoas, auu positively
cures Piles, or no pay required. It
is guaranteed to give perfect satL .action,
or money refunded. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by McMaster, Brice &
Igesi and Best
tc or .black, old or young, w
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ISET FOR 50 CENr
THE COUNTY ALLIANCE.
The Picnic at Jackson's CreeL..
By invitation of the County Alliance
we met with Jackson's Creek SubAlliance
on Saturday. The meeting
was a most successful and harmonious
one. The County Alliance was reorganized
by electing the same officers,
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except me secretary, wnu ucwucu w
serve on account ot being the organizer!
for this county. Mr. J. M. Stewart;
was elected secretary. There was
qaite a large turnout of men and many
handsome ladies to grace the occasiou.
Tho ladies took hold of the table, and
spread one of the most bountiful
tables that we have seen in a long
time, and everybody was satisfied.
They did not neglect the candidates, i
for two kind gentlemen took charge
of two of them, and spread before
them enough to satisfy a dozen such.
Whenever Jackson's Creek sees proper
to give snch another repast, your
humble servant wishes to be there.
?If you take JERSEY FLATS occasionally
you will never suffer with chills
and fever. For sale by McMaster, Brice
& Ketchin. j|
ITEMS FROM FEASTEJtVILLE. j
Deputy J. B. Crosby organized a
Alliance at Fcasterville on the 24th.
President?J. A. F. Coleman.
Secretary?J. F. Simons.
This township is certainly the banner
township of the county, three alliances
clubs. It is to be hoped that this
organization win ue m-o uicaus ui
infusing new life in the farming interest
The farmers are not as prosperous
as they should be. I am of the
opinion that we don't diversify enough.
History shows us that any country
that depends mainly upon one or two
products of the soil arc not safe from
disasters. Take the grape crop of
France, the potato crop of Ireland,
and the cotton crop of the South, and
what more evidence is wanted to show
how unsafe it is to depend entirely on
a few crops.
On the night of the loth (Sunday)
there was a barrel of whiskey carried
from Lvles' Ford in the direction of
Albion and disposed of. Is the law
powerless to stop the seed of discord
and strife being sown in a peaceful
community? I have been informed
that there was shipped to Shelton one
day last week four kegs of whiskey.
Capt. D. R. Feaster, A. M. Coleman,
and Preston Hallsell left on the 25th
to make a prospecting tour of the lands
of the great West,"and if favorably
impressed intend to migrate there this
All crops are growing finely, no
rain since the 19th. farmer.
tor lame back, side or chest, nse Shiloh's
Porous Plaster. Price 25 cents. For
Vvtt "Hr W "S1 Ailron J|
BftlC WJ A/i. f T -*-? 4I
Ficnics, Dances, and Other Amusements.
About a weok quite a pleasant
picnic was gheld at the residence of
Mr. Jas. M. Owings. The novelty was
the hour of assembling, 5 o'clock, P.
M., making it a picnic supper instead
of, as usual, a dinner. Croquet was
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lUUUlgt'U IU uy lUC ruuugw tiuiru vn
the lawn. After the table had been
vigorously attacked, laden as it was
with the good things about Salem, the
party took the house by storm, and
improvised a very pleasant dance. I
wouldn't attempt to describe the ladies
or their handsome toilets. Always
get tangled in that kind of business.
Overheard some of the fair ones talking
about the styles and colors, and
when they came to "the-mists-from-thclake-of-Coino-blue,"
and dresses "en
train a la Maria Antoinette", trim
| med in "dust-from-the-ashes-of-Herculaneum-brown",
I went over to where
Jimmie was standing, and asked for
another ice cream to cool iny fevered
Another equally pleasant occasion
was a dance on the 20th at Buena
Vista. ISfot a jar (and if you will
survive the pun, not a bottle) marred
the pleasure of the occasion. The
young people enjoyed themselves as
only young gentlemen and ladies can
on such times, must i ionow in me
wake of all contributors aDd say something
about dresses, etc? I never
could keep from looking at the pretty
faces long enough to take note of
dresses. I noticed one thing, however,
that that multum in parvo rear
appendage is losing somewhat of its
Mexican saddle proportions since Mrs.
Cleveland's boycott. Let's vote for
The Monticello base ball club won
the first of a series of games to be
played with the Feasterville club.
The Histrionic club of Monticllo
l W1U give aooiuer emertaiuiuuiu.
Crops are rapidly improving since
the late rains. l.
n W ?jf j fffl
m fossa at
nil ccrtainly save money if th
rS IN WINNSBOKt
j THE BROOM DRILL AT RIDOEWAT. j
i Thr> first broom drill iriven bv the !
young ladies, under the command of j
of Lieut. Seigler, having been such a |
success at home, it was determined j
that they should go to Ridgeway and !
give one of their drills. The railroad j
gave the party reduced rates, fifty j
cents for the round trip being the
charge, and about sixty-five persons in j
all left, consisting of the broom squad, |
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j Dase Dan ciuo, aua speciaiurs, uul <iu ;
under the immediate supervision of
Lieut. Seigler, left on Monday's after- j
noon train and arrived safely in llidgewav
in about twenty-four minutes.
The first feature of the occasion was j
a game of base ball between our boys;
and the Eidgeway club, in which, after
a closely contested match, our boys !
were beaten by a score of 8 to 6. The :
most important feature of the occasion |
was the broom drill, which came off j
about 9 o'clock in the graded school j
house, and if such is possible, the
young ladies even excelled themselves.
To one who has had some experience
in handling guns, we can scarcely
I roftlizfi thp. nroficiencv to which the
young ladies have attained in the
handling of the arms, their execution
of each motion was creditable, not
only in point of accuracy, but the
time which they drilled being taken
into consideration, it was wonderful.
After a most closely contested drill,
the judges, Messrs. T. K. Elliott, 3d.
"W. Doty, and D. G. Dwight, awarded
the plume to Miss Mary Sitgreaves, to
whom in a few very benefitting and
well chosen remarks," Mr. AV. D.
Douglass presented it.
After the drill a dance was enjoyed j
by the lovers of the art at the residence i
of Mrs. II. W Desportes, and broke
ap at twelve o'clock to meet the train.
To Mr. Desportes is due the thanks of
the young people for his kind attention
To Mr. Jones, who was so kind as
to allow the young ladies the occupaucv
of his house, is due the sincere
thanks of the whole party.
To the young ladies who drilled is
due not the thanks of the crowd for
an evening's enjoyment only, but the
admiration of the whole community I
for the spirit and labor they have
shown in thus working for the memory
of the Confederate dead; and to
their commander no less is the admiration
of an appreciative public extended.
The young ladies and the whole
party appreciate the kindness of the
iftdips who fthaneroned the crowd, and
felt that tc them was due no small
amount of the evening's pleasures.
Abont forty dollars was added., to
the treasury as the result of the drill.
The train arrived safely home on
time and all left with nothing but the
most pleasant recollections of the
broom drill in Ridgeway. n.
Messrs. Editors: Notwithstanding
the inclemency of the weather there
was several hundred people assembled
in the grore near Capt .D. P. Crosby's
dwelling on the 21st to enjoy an
alliance picnic. The meeting was
called to order by the chairman, Capt.
D. R. Feaster.
1 The Rev. J. D. Mahou and the lion.
T K "Rri^o nf flue mnnfv. fl.nd \V. A.
Sanders, Esq., of Chester, addressed
the people. The gentlemen tried to
impress the farmers that organized
effort in any direction, or for the ac- j
complishment of any purpose is always I
formidable, and never fails to com-J
mand respectful attention. Fixity of j
purpose, unanimity of action, and
persistent effort will do marvels,
while a house divided can never expc ct
to reach the golden goal.
Some of the grandest reforms that
1 have blessed the world have come from
the active, persistent, organized effort
of those who, though few in numbers,
were strong in faith, and they over
come opposition Dy a wise use 01 tne
means at their disposal. Agriculturalists
should not be slow to learn this
This organization w&?- devised and
systemizea for the purpose of siting
the lariners to aid themselves. It js
to do this by educating him in busir
ness and general information, by promoting
his social welfare, and assisting
him in the necessary purchases and
sales incidental to his condition.
Therefore it was important that every
farmer should co-operate in this grand
Tim Alliance meeting bein? finished
dinner was announced. Everyone
was invited to repair to the table to
partake of the good and bountiful
cy will give us a call before b
) CAN BE BOUGH
things provided by the fair sex. After
dinner speeches were made by Sir.
W. A. Sunders, candidate for Solicitor,
and Mr. Whit.lock, candidate for
legislative honors. I>oth gentlemen
are from Chester*. Short addresses
tcpm. made bv Messrs. Richmond,
Stewart, Milling, and the li^v. Mr.
Douglass, who arc aspirants for cilice
in this county.
The band, "composed of young men
from the neighborhood, furnished
music for the occasion. The weather
was pleasant and lair in the aiternoon,
which contributed very much to the
pleasures of the day. Late in the
afternoon the people dispersed, feeling
that the day had been well spent.
THAT HACKING COUGH can be so
quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We guarantee
it. For sale by Dr. W. E. Aiken. j|
Major Talks About Tlicai, and
Other Agricultural Hatters.
Jfcssrs. Editors: 'On Saturday,
July 21,1 had the plcnsnre of meeting
the Wateree Pri/.e CIcb, and enjoyed
a mess of prize clnb watermelons and
grapes. Before the melons and grapes
came in we had an essay by Mr. Jas.
Stewart, who gave some valuable
advice to the farmers about how to
improve their lands and cultivate the
crops. Mr. Stewart is well qualitfed
to give such advice, as he is one of our
best farmers. The club seems to be in
a flourishing condition, having for its
membership many of the best farmers
in tliA or\rnitr "\Tvlv nvcrv* mp.rohor
is striving to see what can be done in
the way of intensive farming. I saw
some of these patches, and it is hard to
guess who would take the prize on
cotton. Mr. T. L. Johnston has a
splendid patch that will be hard to
beat, but when yon go to Mr. T. W.
Rawl's and Mr. F. A. Neil's you begin
to think yon must take a second look
at Johnston's before making a guess.
Others have patches, but what I saw
was convincing proof of what can be
done with manure and good cultivation.
There is one part of the cultivation
of cotton that 1 find I am obliged to
differ with many good farmers, and
that is as to the time to stop working
cotton. Many farmers do what they
call "laying by" cotton, qnit work and
say it would not do to plow it any
longer. My experience i3 that to
make a good' crop of cotton, the plant
has to be making blooms and bolls say
from Jnlv 1st to October 1st, I mean
the last bolls thar arc expected to fully
mature, has not completed the growth
until October. Now if the ilrst bolls
require cultivation, how is the last
to get along without fwork? I doirt
mean that plowing must continue until
the last bolls are matured, but I mean
to say it is too early stop cultivation
early in July. I hope some who may
read this will go back to the cotton
field, and selcct a few rows and keep
on ploughing?say every other row,
leaving the other row to" be ploughed
a week, so as to not break the rows on
both sides at the same time, and con
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and see if the experiment is not
worth some. This is not.guess work.
I have tried it often, and have continued
to plough my crop until all the
bolls were open. You may be sure of
it, if it docs no good, it wiil do no
harm. I want some farmers to try it
in a small way.
The rains have been pretty general
recently and will bring all well
marked cotton out, so as to make a
fine crop if the season's continue. A
month ago I wrote an article saying
there was no use arrnmblinsr about the
size of cotton before the 1st July, and
taat all to be done was to get it well
worked aod a good stand, and if the
seasons in Juiy and August arc favorable
there would be an averge crop
made. Jas. Pagan.
What is this "nervous trouble" with
which so many seem now to be afflicted?
If you will remember a few
years ago the word Malaria was comparatively
unknown,?to-day It is as
common as any word in the English
language, yet this word covers only
the meaning of another word used by
our forefathers in times past. So it is
with nervous diseases, as they and
Malaria are intended to cover what
our grandfathers called Biliousness,
and all are causcd by troubles that
arise from a diseased condition of the
Liver which in performing its functions,
finding it cannot dispose of the
bile through the ordinary channel is
ii-j x -j. ^rr* A * i. a. .
compelled 10 pass it oil uuougii my
system, causing nervous troubles,
Malaria, Bilious Fever, etc. You who
ar.i sufleriug can well appreciate a
cure. "We recommend Green's August
Flower. Its cures are marvelous.?*
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THE FAIRFIELD BAPTIST VNIOK.
According to previous appointment, v
| the Fairfield Union met with the
: Ilidgcway Baptist Church on Friday
} tbe 27th July. The Union was called
| to order by the former Moderator.
| The names of delegates were enrolled
! and the body organized by the re-elecj
tioa of Dr. John Boyd Moderator and
i H. S. "Moliichamn secretarv. The fol
lowing chnrchcs were represented:
| Buflalo, Concord, Longtown, Sandi
field, Sandy Level, Sawney's Creek,
| Ridgewav, and Winnsboro.
j After the usual devotional exercises,
| the body proceeded to discuss the
; questions which had been selected by
! the committee.
i The first question was the duty of
! the churches relative to the fostering
: of women's mission societies. This
I was freely and fully discussed by the
I HP WT TVfa! 1 iaV\nrnrv fV?A Pntr
; ;iuv# jl if vuv xwr
j A. McA. Pittman, the Rev. W. II.
; Hartin, and Dr. Boyd, after which the
introductory sermon was preached by
the Rev. A. McA. Pittman.
A recess was taken until 1 B."M.
When the body reconvened the subject . '
of missions.jyas discuiseaT^i^W'iiic^i"0^ 1 1
tue body adjourned to meet on Saturdayjnoruing
at 10.30 o'clock.
, .--Saturday morning the body opened
with devotional exercises, after which
the Endowment of Furmaii University
was discussed by the Rev. T. W. '
Mellichamip, the Rev. R. R. Vann, the
Rev. A. McA. Pittman, andDr. Boyd.
Qaite an interesting discussion on
the tcmpcrance cause was carried on
by the Rev. W. H. Uartin, W. M.
Coleman, W. G. Hinnant, W. W.
n. *jt. tt r> nf.iir.i. ' tt n j ^
j siiiuu, ji. o. jM.eniccamp,^ jjl. h<u!
munds, J. B. Broom, and'the Rev. ym
j A. McA. Pittman. . ^
Preaching at 11A.M. by the Rev.
! T. W. Mellicbamp, who also preached
! at 8.30 P.M.. .
i A committee was appointed 011 time
and place of next meeting,, and reported
as the place, Sandy . Level
Church; time, Friday before t&a^ifth
Sunday in November.
On motion, the collection on Sunday
be given to State missions. .
A committee to prepare, queries for
| discussion at the next meeting was
LinnnintfifL v\7. The "Rev. T. W.
Mellichamp, the Rev. W. H. liartin,
aiid the Rev. A. McA. Pittman. r
There being no farther business the
Union, on motion, adjourned to-mcet
with Sandy Level Church on Friday
befort the fifth, Sunday in November.
A vote of thanks -was tendered the
citizcns of Ridgewav andcommumty
for the hospitality extended to the
Ridgeway can boast of a live and
flourishing Sunday-School, E. "W. Par|
ker, superintendent, which met at 10
j A. M.~ Addresses were delivered,
after which the missionary sermon was
preached by the pastor, the Rev.
A. McA. Pittman, and a collection ?^ ^
amounting to S-i.90 was- taken up,
which will be turned over to the cor
I XCOjKSliUlUg V VI k^catu nuooxvi 1
Board. . " delegate.
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j S\ rup of Figs, commend it to all who ?
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etc. Being in liquid form
and pleasing to the 'taste, harmless in
its nature, strengthening as well as
cleansing in its properties, it is easily
taken by old and young, arid truly
! beneficial in its effects, and, therefore,
j the favorite family remedy, especially
j with ladies and children, who require
j a gentle yet effective laxative.
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i for sale by McMaster, Brice & Ketchin
I and all druggist merchants. . ||
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Master, Brice & Ketchin. U_
ADVICE TO MOTHERS.
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should always be used when children arc
cutting teeth. It relieves the little sufferer
at once: it produces natural, guiet sleep
by relieving the child from pain, and the
little cherub awakes as "biiglit as a buti
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! soothes the child, softens the gums, allays
! all nain, relieves wind, regulates the
bowels, and is the best known remedy for - -?.
diarrhoea, whether arising from teething or
other causes. Twenty-five cents a bottle.
June23fxly " *
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1 anv casR of Malarhil or Bilious Chills and
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n a few. hours. For sale by Mc Master,
j Brice oc Ketehin. |j
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
i 4 LL persons bavins claims against the
I xjL Estate of W. (r. Cord or, deceased,
I will please present the same, duly attest;
ed. en or before the first day of October,
113^. to the subscriber at Blackstock,
i S, C. D. A. BEITZ,
i JulvlOflxS Administrator.