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Wednesday, Harch 19. ; : : 1S90
Law Card-F. H. ilcMaster.
Election Noticc?I. Withers
Cotton Planters?Ulvsse Or. Desportes.
Notice tor Final Discharge?J. W. j
Ia- rut Urie;s.
?The weather is much warmer.
?La grippe is still putting in some
' ?Think about building that waiehouse.
mil! i)A in tho yiound in a
?It don't pay to neglect the vegetable
?The B. P. U.'s fear their President
is a Cntaiine.
?Letters uncalled i\.r: G. II.
Muhon, Evans Powe.
?The days arc lengthening, giving
iiiori time for v.ork.
?Q. D. Williford and J. C. Smith
have taken rooms over tha bank.
?Come quick acd secure bargains
in furniture at J. J. Geris: & Co. *
?Tf a airl knows she is pretty it is
^ ? 0 not
because any other girl told her so.
?The Board of Equalization of Xo.
7 met in the Auditors office on Friday.
?The umn to eutuist with your
business is the man who sticks to his
-It i? said there wiil be several
arraignments at the next meeting of
the B. P. U.?s.
?Doirc you want a Bed Room Suit
T />?*- / ?.v non fiimiuh
U. O UCIIg 4V V?u tvi*
?The dealers report larger sales of
fertilizers, both cash and credit, this
year than for years.
?Merchants say that the farmers
have morn cash now than has been
known in many a day.
?A singing man and a dancing bear,
apparently two good friends, passed
through town on "Wednesday.
?The Governor has appointed D.
A. Broom, Trial Justice ai Blytliewood,
vice II. E. Hood, deceased.
? Inconsequence of putting down
new and heavier rails ,a new switch
had to be put at the freight depot.
* * J iV? I
?The council nas naa me pavement
sanded between the Granite
Block and L. Landecker & Co.'s.
?\ye don't blow much, but where
k- ii the inland town that has paid more
for cotton thepa^t season than Winnsboro?
?The long delay ot winter and its
appcaran-e at this seamen veriOes the
poetic saying: Winter lingers in ihe
Jap of spring.
? One of most dignified (?) and
certainly the biggest man in town
rivals the best marksman among the
boys with the sling-shot.
?All parties having claims against
the County prior to 1st. November,
1SS9, may collect the same by calling
at the Commissioner's office.
?A gentleman from the Sawney's
Creek section says the farmers have
not been as far advanced with their
w<?rk as at present since '75.
?Seeing Mr. Dotj's seventy-four
head of beantifnl fat cattle going to
Allen's branch for water makes one
feel that there is life in the land.
?Gardening and flower planting
stiil in order. Nothing embellishes *
iK.in o hnantifnl flnwPr
resilience mwiv *? ????? .? ? ..
garden. It make* home dearer.
?A horse belonging t; Mr. "\V. It.
Doty became unmanagable in the
plow on last Friday and reared up and
fell on his neck and broke it. It was
a very fine animal.
^ ?Some of the vonng men are thinking
ofgcir.g to work 011 the Newberry
road. Mr. It. C. Goodins took
two teams with him a few days ago to
assist in grading.
?We acknowledge an appreciation
of the kindness of our young friend
>r- "*TT:n:A ?n ^Anrli rk rr nc
Air. ? illiC i.giC3lUU All UU
some very line oranges. They were
very much enjoyed.
?Miss EIJa Doty won Miss Etta
"Wolfe's oil painting, which was raffled
at the Kew York Racket Store on
Tuesday night, and Mr. S. C. McDowell
won the lamp.
--Winnsboro's trade is steadily increasing.
Several merchants inform
us that tbcv get tra<le which used to
go to other market.?, and what makes
it so good is that it is cash.
? Siing-shots arc still the thing with
the boys. The birds don't seem to
mind either the boys or the shots.
We notice there are as many chedees.
in town as there were a week ago.
?Several persons are complaining
of too much shooting around their
premises, especially about the Presbyterian
Church where the robins have
been wont to collect for so many years.
? Watch your ia::ks, B. P. U.'s, one
of your number is suspected of having
his wedding cards written?either too
stingy to give the printer a bill or
feared he wouid be detected. Wh'ch
k. i.s i'
?The boys around town are giving
some trouble with their sling shots
and the police should look after them.
Shooting little birds is innocent sport.
1 1 /\-P nriMilATV
OllX LI1U UiCiUVXilg, VJL 1? umu <>
is a nuisance which should be abated.
?Saml. Simpson lias secured from
.John Parker, Ridgeway, a shipment
of Euta Baga turnips, some of them
' 20 inches iu circumference. This is
another evidence ihat Fairfield can^
make as big a turn-up as any where
?Mr. J. D. McCarley will soon en?ter
his thorough breds on the turf.
'Thoniless and Crown Prince have
-already won their fame, and the adL
miters of the colt. Marksman, are con fident
that he will wiu his spurs on
' .his first entrance on the track.
? UUUCii id a iulic uut iTivuiu
-the pa?t week has brought 105 i? this
.market. What a piiv the crop of last
vi ar could not have been held. With
a commodious warehouse^fctow: this
-would have been withjJ^fflLeach of
Sf o::e f?r
JpTaiut ot the
chickens in town. The variety of the
damages which this small bird commits
is increasing every day. At first
tKa hlrrlc Aiilt* inin??n/l fV*n?-Ar\ riAtP ?f
bb.v Ui.UO Will) ililUl^U L&l^ V/l vpj WVH AW
is actually cruel enough to 10b tie
chicks of >ight.
?The following shows the ra:igeof
temperature from Friday the 13th of
March, to Monday 17th at 3 o'clock p.
m: Friday, hot March day 78 degrees.
Saturday morning, 7 o'clock a. m., 41
degrees. Snuday at 7 o'clock a. m.,
18 degrees. Monday, 7 o'clock a. m.,
QO a/vma it* 9 A^rtl Anl' \T/A ? ?/"? O **
ning 30 degrees.
?A meeting will be called before
lojig to consider the ways and means
of building through the County the
Wadesborc, Winnsboro and Camak
Railroad and the Winnstoro and Fish
Dam Railroad?one or both- Those
who wish Fairfield to keep pace with
sister counties are requested to keep
the u;a::cr in mind.
?The Bachelors Protective Union 1
held a meeting last Friday night and
decided to liave tiie annual oanquet on
April 1. The following committees 1
were appointed; Toasts?J. "W.
Ilanahan, E. B. Iiagsdale, W. D.
Douglass, II. L. Dukes; Nomenclature?II.
B. Hanahan, Jr., S. B.Craw- :
ford, D. A. Crawford.
?The male trades of Winnsboro for 1
the fcrason has been good, and the cash
part of it ahead of last year. One of
the dealers in town gives us the fol
lowing figures taken trom Ms dook:
Sales Jan. 1SSS $5,279 GO i
Sales Jan. 2839 3,325 90
Salt's Jan. 1S90 7,G34 50
Salts Feb. 18SS 5,778 75 J
Sale? Feb. 1SS9 3,325 0C ?
?The wheat and other small grain
crops are reported as doing well. In 3
consequence of the unusually warm
weather, wheat is much earlier than (
usual. Some of the farmers say that j
if the recent snow had killed a part ^
of the tops it would, perhaps, have ^
done good; some of them arc turning
cattle on the grain to check the growth. '
rm._ rr of ifc I *
? i.J!U 1UW1I WU1H/U utvuiw MV iw
meeting on last Friday afternoon
after an examination of the town
charter that it had full power to make
appropriations for educational purposes
and accordingly appropriated
$200 for the benefit of Mt. Zion. This
will run the school until May. A new
Council will have been elected by that
time, and the matter will be brought
before the Democratic club at its next,
?Mr E. M. Wilson, the popular
and pnccessfnl traveling talesman of
A. Brafman Sous, .,f Baltimore, as ^
we learn from a gentleman w ill not (
be with J. L. Mimuaugh fin ring the j
interval bet ween the seasons. Mr. Wil- j.
son's many friends h:ul hoped to have r
him so near home until time to resume ^
his work on the road again, but owing ?
to the death of two of his fellowsalesmen
he will prolong his traveling
business, so long that he will possibly
have no time to devote to other business
during the usual period between
the seasons. j
?Mr. Joseph M. English, of Colum- 2
Dia, ana All*, i. Li. >y iuiei"s, iurxncnv
Assistant State Chemist, have formed
a copartnership under the firm-name
of English & Withers for the purpose
of buying and selling mineral, farm
and timber lands, water power, etc.
Both of these gentlemen are progressive
and energetic young men.
Mr. "Withers is a son of our esteemed
townsman Capt. I. X. "Withers, and a
young man of more than ordinary
ouick parts and with plenty of energy c
to back it. "We wish the firm abuu- I
?We are selling out. "We mean *
business. Our prices will convince (
J. J. Gerig & Co. 1
?Wc understand that the South )
Carolina Mining & Manufacturing 1
Company has had :t further analysis i
made of its kaolin, wilh a view to !
ascertain ICS avanauimy as a uiiu; uiu.?s
and its adaptability to the manufacture
of fire brick, furnace lining?, etc.
This work was done by Dr. Burner,
the State Chemist, ami the result has
more than equalled tbe highest anticipations
of the promoters of the enterprise
The chemical elements found
in cl&y which are injurious to or practically
debar its use as a fire clay are ]
iron ana lime. The finest clays of
Europe show by analysis from nine- tenths
of one per cent to five percent
r\F ?wm Avi/1? onrl frnm frtnr nnp-hnn
drcdths to four per cent of lime. In 1
comparison with this Dr. Barney fiuds 1
that the clays submitted for examina- 1
tiou by the company contain none of 1
these injurious element?, while the (
proportions of aluminum is far in excess
of the proportion found in tie 1
average European clays.
?Policeman Gilbert, of our town, !
and Policeman Murphy, of Chester,
u iiur O UAfjrrA
uau 411111; ? ii?it i.. ? ..^.v
last Saturday night. It scetns that the
negro, Iliiam Moore by name, had
sold his crop which wa-: under a lien
to a tiriu hi Chester, and also a mule
which he had rented. The firm,
Messrs. Gregg & Means, 1'cuud out
that their man was in thi< place and
tent Mr. Murphy down to arrest hun.
Mr. Murphy cumo down Saturday
attcrnoon and secreted himself until
dark and then with Messts. Gilbert,
Brown and limnnnn surrounded an
outhouse in Mr. T. T. Lumpkin's yar l
in which house the negro was known
to be. After much difficulty in gain
JUg U.11 ermaucc, Hie tirgru amti\ed
and locked up in the guard house,
but still this didn't pat an end to (he
110ubics of tlie officers of the law. In
the course of an hour (hereafter, abuut
11 o'clock, a cry of murder was heard
in the guard bouse. Mr. Gilbert on
enquiring of the prkoner what was
ihe matter, was told by the negro that
some one in there was trying to kill
him. but, when the door was opened,
out bolted the negro. A rou^h tumble
and tussle insued between the prisoner
aid the two policemen. Finally
after Mr. Gilbert had had his fingers
KWfAii cnf?r?oAihiij its .
forcing the door closed on the prisoner.
Mr. Murphy left for Chester with his
Needing a tonic, or children that want bill ding
up, should take
BROWN'S IKON BITTERS.
| It is pleaian; to take, cures Malaria, Inaiges
tion. and Biliousness. All dealers keen it
A Miss as Good as a Mile.?As the
freight train, which usually arrives
here about 9 o'clock a. *n., was passing
the house of Mr. Creighf, the axle of
one of the cars broke, ami one of the
wheels rolled some distance from i
the track grazing a sruni! ut-<:ro boy.
As incredulous as it mav >tem, it is
reliably told us that the wheel tore the
bov'a pants off him without hurtiig
him. A brakeinan was sitting on t< ?>
of the car to which the accident occurred
and he immediately applied the
brakes which, with the assistance of
the air-brake?, soon stopped the train.
So the brakeinan and the boy who was
standing in the wagon road both had a
very narrow escape; in fact but fur the
timely application of the air-brakes it
might have been a very serious occurrence.
Personal.? Mrs. Sturlevant and
son, of New York, are visiting at
Uupt. \V. G. Jordan's.
Mrs. Benj. Harrison, of Indiana,
passed through town Friday morning'
on her way to the land of flowers.
Miss Davis, the accomplished milliner
at McMaster, Brice & Ketchin'?,
will arrive from Baliimorc this week,
and the ladies of town are no doubt
2lad to know that they will asjain be
able to rec ive her services in the
millinery li ie.
Messrs. 11. N. Obear and C. A.
Douglass returned from Columbia on
Tuesday night, where they had yone
in the interest of the South Carolina
Mining and Manufacturing Company.
Mrs. Jessie Robinson returned to
tier home at Crosbyville 011 "Wednesday.
Miss Barber, of Ricliburg, is visiting
at Mr. G. TV. Crawford's.
Plant Flowek Gardens.?This is
:he season to begin embellishing our
loines with flower gardens, and we
aiow nothing that adds more to the
lotne than the beautiful flowers of
tpring, and certainly they can be
rrown hotter in the South than any
ivhere else. Flowers increase onr
pleasure* and ?re incentives to us
;o make the most of our lives,
rhey soften the attritions of common
it'e and do much 10 facilitate our
'outine business day after day. Marin
Lutber is said to have kept a flower
>n his desk for inspiration. When
?iccioIa was in prison he declared
lothitig cheered him more than a
lower which sprang up through a
:rack in the floor. A flower is said to
flw* 15ft* nf VfnnnrA PiivL* tho
IUX." ra?rvi ,
^reat traveler and explorer. While
linking in the sands of the desert to
lie he received courage from a bloomng
flower. By all means let every>ody
plant a few flowers. It will
lot only add lo your own pleasure,
>ot it will beautify and make the town
DEATH OF MRS. HALL AM.
L Good Woman Gone to Join the Great
We clip the following from the
Fackson (Mia?.) Clarion Ledger of
VIJC VI 111V OUM\n *J\ MVUVW VI V*
:hronicled iu these columns is given
orth to-day announcing the death, at
. a. in., Sunday, of Mrs. Virginia
ioge Haliam, of heart trouble, wife
>f Kev. Frank liallam, Rector of St.
Andrew's Church in this city. Mrs.
laiiam was born in Uichmond, Virginia,
was about thirty-six years of
ige, and grew to womanhood in that
:ity, where she was greatly beloved,
kittle more than a year ago she came
vith her husband to this city, and
luriug* ncr unci luo.ncuiyu ucio
rreaily endeared herself not only with
he congregation ot St. Andrew's
jhurch, nut to all others who knew
ier,by her rare womanliuessand bright,
mnsbinv presence. She was a woman
>f rare physical perfection. The very
ipirit of health seemed to shine from
ier eyes and the radiant bloom of her
;heeks, and no thought of death could
;ver come in connection with her.
ret on Friday the message came, even
or her, and the pure spirit left its
>eautiful earthly casket and passed
nto the Saviour's tender keeping.
Sometimes at the bier ot loveu ones
ivho have beeu taken home, all can see
.he merciful hand ot a loving Father;
DUt thinking of that lonely home tolay,
of the husband with his great
?rief, ot the five little helpless children
aeart-broken and motherless, who can
>ee where tbat hand is leading? Let
as trust that lie, Who doeth all things
prell, will be in that home with His
:enderest love and compassion, and
nelp them bear their grief.
Mrs. Hal lam was buried from the
Episcopal Church Monday evening.
Messrs. Editors: Please allow me
>pace in your columns to call the attention
of the merchants of the town
~ r>i?i I-ac iha nrrvnli'l
fcO & matter luai IUV/ ii vuiu
prove highly beneficial to ns as merchants
and at the same time would
have the effect of making our customers
more frugal and honest. We
need a Home Merchants, Protective
Association. Every merchant doing:
business in this town knows: that it is
well nigh impossible to do business
here without crediting and in two
eases out of litres vre c.:mc up short
and !he matter dosn't stop ui ihut, but
as soon a3 a customer (I make a bad
one) gets a? much as ho can run his
the same thing and continues through
face for at A's iie goes to I? and does
the alphabet. Combinations are no
rare things these days. We have the
Alliance in the country the object of
which is to better the condition of the
farmer, lets have the association of
merchants in town :i-;d let the oljeot
of it be to better the condition of the
merchant, an:l thereby carry '>n the
work of reformation a!! along the line.
Let us put the seal of our disapproval
on every one wiio dares try to bent
his bread and meat.
This system is in vosne 111 some
towns and has proved a good tiling.
Think the matter over brethren, we
have had free trade a lung while uiul
haven't prospered, Jet's try projection a
ADVICK TO MOTIIKKs.
mi:s. Winslow's sootnikc. S'ykui
stio-.-ld always be used when ehisrirei. incutting
teeth. It relieves the little sctVu-i
at-once; it produces natural, quiet sl?-ep
by relieving the child from pain,, and the
little cherub awakes as "blight as ? '*ni
ton." It is very pleasanl to tasiK It
soothes thr child, softens the gums, ah.iy?
all pain, relieves wind, regulate? 'hr
bowels, and is the best known rcme>ij foi
diarrhoea, whi'tlfr arising from teething <>i
other causes...Twenty-five cents a bottle.
COLUMBIA MUNICIPAL ELECTION
Columbia, iiarch 17.?To day tbe
capital of South Carolina is the scene
of one of the most exciting municipal
Ii,?m trMiiii ifc limits.
| CICUUOH* C?Ci lltiu niiiiiu ,
and the frieuds of tiie leading candidates
have left their business and are
at the polls bringing ail their energies
to bear upon :he voters. The chief
interest centres in the contest for the
mayoralty, and it is expected that it
will result in a close race.
Among the most prominent cadidates
for that honor is Co). F. W. McMaster,
one of the leading members of
ll,A r>/v?* An?*
lue uujuiijum uuij aim uuc wi vm ??.???
popular citizens, flis chances are considered
as good, if not better, than
those 4>t his opponents. Col. McMaster
has been a resident of Columbia
since he was eighteen years old, coming
here from Winnsboro, where his
three brothers and the remainder of
his relatives reside. lie is at present
the Senator from this County, and has
been foremost in all things for the
promotion of this city's interests.
He has a strong backing who will
endeavor to place him in the mayoralty
chair over his opponent?, Col. John T.
Rtietf, the present mayor, and Capt.
An aldermanic board, consisting of
twelve, is also lo be elected. Some
changes are probable.
Columbia, March 17 -808 P. M.?
[Special.]?Election quiet. Full vote.
Polls close ?t nine. Counting probably
at midnight. Many secret votes
prevent any just estimate. It is claimed
that McMasters strength is in first and
fourth ward?; Iredell's in second and
third, white Ithett gets si general vote
and probably leads bv a moderate
plurality. Second primary necessary.
R. M. D.
THE FACTORY MEETING.
The meeting of the stockholders of
the Winnsboro Cotton Mil's was largely
attended on iast Friday night. Mr.
J. M. Stewart, president, was called
to the chair, and stated that the Board
ol Directors, having thought it inexnoninn!
I'i hatrtti immodioff-lr ill thi?
building of a factory with the present
paid np capital, called the present
meeting to asce? tain whether the stockholders
desired an abandonment of the
enterprise and, if not, what disposition
should be made of the money now on
deposit. It is sufficient to say that the
board soon learned from the stockholders
that the enterprise was not to
be abandoned, and the stockholders
showed by their enthusiasm that they
had the pluck to hold on and were determined
to have a cotton factory.
That Winnsboro will have a first class
cotton factory is now a settled fact, if
the decided sentiment of that full meeting
last Friday night is to connt for
a i! v tiling. - ,
There was not a great deal of discussion
becausc the motions made me>
with no oonositiou. it being the nnani
iuous wish of the stockholders only to
exercise a little patience and pull together
for the building of the factory. ,
It was decided, however, that the
article of the constitution which relates
to the payment of fines in caser of the
failure to pay the monthly instalments
be suspended nutil the first Tuesday
in October, and in the meantime the
board of directors be authorized to
make such investments, investigations
and call such meetings as may be to
the eir,crests 01 ail parties concerned.
It is possible thai (he b >anl will
look into the advisabilty of building a
warehouse this summer and so cons
ruct it thai it can be changed into a
COMMENTS OX THE MASS MEETING.
Messrs. Editors: With your permission
I will give a few facts in regard
to the "so-called"' mass meeting. Why
was the meeting "so-called"? was it
from your pen? It seems so, or "No.
3" makes llmt claim. Now, was it
expedient for Mr. T. S. Brics to issue
this call? I say not; for if that had
been the case, the howl would have
been greater than ever. It is a known
fact that Mr. T. S. Brice is not president
of the Farmers' Association, it
being aeiuncc. so, we iinnK, mere
can be no objection to the call as it
was made; and the farmers, or a majority
of them, demanded a call of
some nature. Now, on the day of
meetiug, were there any objectians to
the call or meeting? None, but some
difference as to how delegates ahould
attend the convention, whether instructed
or nnh.structed. The minority
offered no argument, only saying
it was undemocratic lor the farmers to
meet in convention to discuss the ad- ;
visability of making nominations or
nominating a ticket in March; and I
should judge Iruin their taik at any
time. I never knew befo:e (hat democracy
hid its face one month in the year.
No, farmers, it is only a political dodge
fo hold yon back until the August
Convention, and then they will call
you fools for not. taKing steps in
Match. Why, we havo only to look
back to the last Demciatic Convention,
1SS8. They made the same argument,
then?undemocratic; yon have no object
in view. Now, we think we
know what democracy is and we
claim to t?>il under thf; shadow of irs
banner ami to h?- true to its cause, let
come what may. As to the smdl
number of votes cast, no one will deny
that was present at the meeting, that a:
one lime ilie Court House was somewhat
croicded; but fanners had other
business to atten-1 to, and the minority
knowing this tried, it .^eem-i, to rule
the meeting by delay. We can say
here that most ol those who were
forced to leave were in sympathy with
the majority, and >o expressed themselves.
The press is supposed to be
the light of ilu; community in which it
flourishes, and as you had two representatives
present on that day, we had
I. ?no o inni'P cnri'Pftt rpnflrt of
1,uiil11 ;wv- " ~ - the
proceedings of the meeting, l.
As Rich as Crcesu?.
Eli Zane of 130G Thompson St. is a
lucky man. He has just drawn a twen>
tietti of the second capital prize of
$100,000 in the Louisiana State Lottery
and finds himself the possessor of
$5,000. "Ami happy?" he repeated
to an Item reporter, who called on him.
""Well, I should smile! What do you
-i ~J1 ? 1,^ O' AAA'-P/M.
expect ui it juiiu vmv gtw guiwv xv/i. |
one dollar? Why, j feel as rich as
Croesus.? Philadelphia (Pa.) Item Janu- i
WE HAVE J US1 Ul-Jj
COLLARS AND CUFFS.
CREVATS AND SCARFS.
Q. D y
AX AySWES TO "TR HE BE MOCK A T."
Tri- Weekly Neves and Herald, March IS.
"True Democrat" reminds me of the
coon and the pole cat. A pole cat had
occupied a coon's den in his absence.
Upon the return of the coon he accosted
the pole cat and wished to
know \*hv he intruded.
Why, said the cat, I am a coon of |
the regular straight out kind, don't voa ;
Indeed, I don't, said the coon, you
don't look like a coon, you don't make j
a track like a coon, and I'll be durucd j
if you smell like a coon.
Moral: If you wish to pass for aj
"true Democrat" you had better make !
y\F a nnmn(>Pot and thpn Vfltl i
111U 11 1XVH3 VI Ok l/vuivv/iuv UHU %>?v? J vw, J
won't have to proclaim yourself so j
One m>re pint before I am done.
Why is it that as soon as a fellow
begins to want to change his coat he
generally commences by blackguarding
Maj. Woodward? This is the way
Hendrix McLane did and all the
Greenbackers and would-be bolters.
Look out, Jack, we are watching you.
THE EXTERTaIXMENT AT FJ2J.S- !
The concert at Crosby Institute on j
Friday night by the Ladies' Aid
Society of Salem Cbnch was quite a
success. Notwithstanding the evening
was very unfavorable, the house was
crowded. Monticello community was
well represented. The actors all did
well,, and the ladies especially. The
old man and the old woman would at
times cause an uproar of la&ghter.
All expressed themselves perfectly
satisfied with the performance.
The following is the program:
' Prologue, Mr. Geo. Sims.
Hock of Ages, Miss Alice Faucette.
Titantia's Dream, Misses Carrie
iuarun aim juimc uy num.
With the Tide and against the Tide,
Mr. Geo. Sims and Miss Bessie Bylittm.
Down by the SeaFather
Gale, Mr. D. Milling.
Mother Gale, Miss Alice Faucette.
Kitty Gale, Miss Jennie Zealv.
September Gale, Mr. Geo. Sims.
March Gale, Mr. Milo Martin.
: Abner Raymond (city merchant),
Mr. W. J. Keller.
Kate Raymond (bis daughter), Miss
Capt. Dandelion, Mr. Frank Mc
Jean Grapean (a Frcnch peddler),
Mr. Win. Willing.
Joan of Arc, Miss Bessie Bynum.
Angel of Deatb, Miss Jennie Zealy.
Angel of Resurrection, Miss Jennie
Diana, Miss Alice Faucette.
Music, Song and Dance, Misses
Jennie Zealy, Alva Gladney and Alice
Limerick Boy (a farce in one act),
Paddy Miles, Mr. Wm. Milling.
- Dr. Coats, Mr. Joe Martin.
Henry (his eon;, Mr. james Jiacue.
Job "(a gardener), Mr. Frank McMeekin.
Reuben, Mr. Laurens Mai tinMrs.
Fidget, Miss Jennie Zealv.
. Jane (her daughter), Miss Bessie
Broken Vows, Misses Alva Gladney,
Tillic Bynnm, aud Mr. Milo Martin.
Courtship and Matrimony, Miss
Jennie Zealy ami Mr. Jas. Macfie.
You are not Expected, Sir, Miss
Alva Gladney and Mr. Joe Mariin.
Lorelei, or the Nymph of the Rhine,
Miss Jennie Zealy.
The Soldier's Dream, Mr. Frank
McMeekin and Miss Tillie Bynnm.
Rnrrowinor Neighbors?Sister Fresh
ours, Miss Alice Faucette; Mrs.
Green, Mis* J. Zealv; Epilogue, Mr.
J. av. j.
ASLASDEKOX BEAR CREEK:
Messrs. Editors: The Bible says
"Answer a fool according to his folly"
and with that injunction in riew, I
offer a few criticisms on the communication
ol "Pine Kuol" of Bear Creek.
lie ceriaimy covin noi nave unosen a j
more appropriate nom <le phunc lor [
the section from which he hails can I'
verily believe, show more "pine
knots," "pine stamps," and "flint
rocks," to the square acre, than any
place that I know of. Indeed we
iLigtit say in geography "parlance"
that it is noted for these items enumerated
above, and la?t, bat not least for
the ignorance of its inhabitants with a
few honorable exceptions. We are
not at all surprised that be hid not
heard the news?doubt if they know
down there that Harrison lias been
Alerted President of tiie United States.
I don't suppose they take any "newspapers,"
for if J hey cannot, read "signboards"
they certainly cannot read
newspapers. We suppose some ot his
brother "pine knots" told hit* about
the "risking statesmen," bat they misinformed
him about the "Boss." The
would be -'Boss" was on the other
sid?. No^Mr. "pine knot," the fight
whs betttVch the farmers, "the yeoI
.?.i*.it.f i-vf loonH flm tr/inl/1 Ho
! LllU.il i v litw lami t-uvi mv n v^?iu wv i
j ' Bose^'and he was badly demoralized,
[ if not totally routed. As to Mr." Mor>
1NED ALL THE LAr
ED AND UN LA'
HANDKERCHIEFS and HOSIERY.
THE VERY LATEST STYLES IN
ri^on he is abundantly able to repel
any such attack as "pine knot," or
o'her "sich" trash may make. Mr. M.
touched on a ''vital sp->t" when he
said, it was the policy of the dema
gogne and politician to Keep me masses
in ignorance in regard to the "internal
woi kings" of that mysterious
science?government. We indignantly
repel the insinuation of "pine
knot" touching our "status" as Democrat
and triumphantly refer to our
record in the past. lie is right when
he says there is going to be a "shaking
of dry boms,'"' and he might have
added a "trembling of knees" too. It
will be as bad or worse than the time
when Capt. Tillman's first article appeared
in the newspapers, some three
years ago. The days of the demagogue
aud politician are numbered,
and the farmers in all this "broad domain"
from the Atlantic to the Pacific,
from the Lakes to the Gulf are uniting
and in their might and strength, with
the help of Almighty God, have determined
to haye their "political
rights," or know the reason why they
can't <ret tbem. We suggest to "pine
knot" that he might have employed
his time more profitable and useful!
in answering some of the charges made
in Mr. Shell's call. In conclusion we
hope that should we ever be so fortunate
or unfortunate as to be elected to
an office that we will so conduct ourselves
that we will be enabled to serve
for more than "one term."
oak and hickory.
DOKO oa' THE LATK COXVJEXTIOX.
Tri- Weekly News and Herald, March IS.
Speaking of the Convention, I wish
to say that that pole cat and coon story
which I saw in the Tri-weekly News
and Herald reads putty good, and I
think fits the case line. Whoopee I but
aint that feller got a bad mouth; no
wonder Mr. Coon wanted him out of
his den, but the diel of it is his manners
smell worse than his breath.
When I was a 2)UPP}Ji Mr. Editor, I
was taught to be maunerly to everybody,
specially old folks. Nowadays
the cubs thinks it bully to chaw terbacker,
spout politicks, cuss grown
folks, and cavort round generally.
I was a reading True Dimmicrat
piece to <i nabor of mine and was a
wondering who he was ai^d wby*he
didn't sine his name and run for the
Sinate, for I seed by his writing th3t
he was sassy as a fire, and had took
the consate pun top 01 his self that he
was sum punkins. In fact, like that
onmentionable thing what was a floatir>a
nioncr with the aDnles. he was sure
"*? " O A.
he was doing it all his self, and was so
mortal smart that he couldn't help it.
Yon see he says lie couldn't; well, we
was a wondering and a reading and
a reading and a wondering, when all
to once we heard something which
sounded like Selah, ah, ah, ah, and
thereupon says I to my nabor, says I,
I'll be hanged if that aint a Jack.
Y<u are wrong, bud, says him to me,
says him, that's bob, he can't fool me.
Well, says I to him, sa\s I, you know
they are tweens, regular perlitical
Siaines tweens, which makes em
mighty close kin anyhow?bo I didn't
miss it fur.
And so it is with these kind of
animules; you may wrap him in silks
and laces, and put sheep skins ana
lion skins neo deep on bis back and set
him to prancing and cavorting and its
all right7 and he may scare some and
lool just about 39 in 1500, but let him
open his mouth outside and he is bound
to put his foot into it every time.
But continuing about the Convention,
from which my fondness for
nateral history had drawn me, I would
like to know how many times 39 will
go into 19 dimmicratic clubs in this
County? And also how many times
1500 voters will go into the 8 delegates
chosen by them 39 to represent us at
Please sifer thi? out and publish for
the benefit of us your benighted subscribers
what live in and around
P. S.?Thank the Lord there is one
clear-headed bov in the crowd what
says ne win sia.nu iur liiiumwuu ami
vote agin nominations.
un wasts .4 cottoxfactory.
To the Directors of the Cotton Mill:
Gentlemen. -Please excuse my presumption,.
but my interest in die
enterprise intrusted t? your care,
prompts me to say now, what I wanted
to say in the last meeting of stockholders.
You then suggested that we
put our money in a warehouse for the
present, which could be changed into
a miil building when we need it. I
am not surprised that such a scheme
should suggest itscir to your minus,
and if the success of the enterprise
depended upon the efforts of one, two
or three persons only it would be
advisable, perhaps. But in a large
company of stockholders, there are
serious objections to it. Many doubt
the success of a warehouse on the site
selected for the mill and these are
opposed'to their money being used in
that way. If the building were put
in the form of a warehouse and it
became prontaoie as sucn, uieu uicxe
would arise a division among the stockholders
; those who want a factoiy for
its life giving influeuce against "those
who want an immediate profit on their
investment. Were you to build in the
form of a warehouse, those who are
opposed to it would sell their stock
at a sacrafice, which would destroy
confidence in the enterprise, ancl per"
|_U-UMMUil I" '! I 1" 1 f ' ?^3?
rEST NOVELTIES IN j
| OUR LINE OF GENTS' FINE 1
SHOES IS COMPLETE. (
YOU KNOW OUR "REP". oIVE f
US A LOOK. ]
3 & CO. I
haps wreck it. Others -would not
take stock in a warehouse who might
in a factory. We subscribed for a
factory and that is what we want,
because we need life infused in our
community and this we think a factory
will do. "We make the cotton
here aud should bring the mills to the
cotton. It is real silly tp haul cotton a
thousand miles to a mill and then
haul the cloth back for our wear.
The mills are coming South sooner or
i later and we should come in for our
share of enterprise and profit. The
; sooner we get in the race the better.
I The mill men of the North know this,
and would discourage us, therefore
dont go to them for counsel, but look to
the mills and millmen of the South,
j They are booming their localities, why
i may we not do the same. Put up a mill
building and this will encourage
----- VI rri? A*.
1 euyrt 10 put m iuavumiei jwy
(sire to have it these will soon .find 1
the way to get it. Go on with the 1
mill building says, ]
On~e of Many Stockholders. i
Gratifying To All. ,
The liigh position attained and the ,
universal acceptance and approval of ]
the pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup <
of figs, as the most excellent laxative '
known, illustrate the value of the '
qualities on which its success is based
and are abundantly gratifying to the i
California Fig Syrup Company. * 1
DOTS FROM GLADDEX'S GROVE. ,
B. R. Tillman Mentioned for Governor. !
Messrs. Editors: The fanners have .
taken advantage of the favorable J-:
weather and have their land in splendid
fir. Every thing looks business '
like with new fences etc. Early sown
grain is not doing well on account of
insects. Upon examination, I find
that the recent snow and cold nights
have pretty well destroyed them.
Late sown oats are growing nicely.
There has been quite a quantity of
commercial fertilizers used this season,. !
in this neighborhood. Cotton seed
meal, acid and Kainet being more
generally used, as it is practically a
complete manure and costs less than
any other. The negroes, are -working
well, but arc considerably wrought up
about going to Arkansas. It seems
that those of them that are getting
along best are the most anxious to
leave. "We should encourage them to
go, and solicit immigration from ;Ire- ;
land. The Irish have acted an important
part in the advancement and progress !
of the South.
Messrs. Editors, I have all along re- :
garded the call by Capt. Shell for a
W/IYVUl;lV;il ?AO UUUVVV/OOUl j J (to J- v TT AM
cause a loss of time aud money to the (
farmer. Besides, the farmers in their
organized state can elect officers that '
Tvill look after their interest in the
regular Democratic Convention.
With the above named objections what ;
possible hann can arise from the :
March Convention? Haven't the
farmers a right to meet in Columbia
or any otuerpja.ce tu Lu.scu.bb men uccua
and announce publicly their choice of
men to fill the State offices subject
to the Democratic Convention? No j
one "will be pledged to support the
nomination, if one is made, not even
the delegates present. All this talk
about bolts, splits, etc., in the Demo- :
cratic ranks is a mistaKea idea. >ve
can't afford any thing of the kind.
I remember in 1888, when Mr. McLane
bolted the Democratic party,
and came to "Winnsboro to speak on
that line, some of those mass meeting
men and legally elected delegates of
the 3nd inst. refused to allow any
tiling of the kind; although the
County Chairman said in a very decided
manner that he (McLane) had a
right to speak and that right should
be respected, or something to that
amount. So much for their judgment
and patriotism. But they are
willing to follow their bold and fearless
leader Capt. B. R. Tillman. He
is evidently the father of the Farmer's
Association, in the Palmetto State at
so early a date. We all know he
i spoke and wrote on the Rev. Sam
I .lonps stvle. so as to reach the farmers
in their deep sleep, but I trill go two I
to one that he will put on the style
and dignity of a Conkling, when "he
gets to the House. He has prepared
the tillers of the soil for a great -work.
Now let us all give liim a great big
office brim full of honor and emolument
in appreciation of his worth to
the State. Respectfully,
Gladden's Grove S. C. March 121890.
JVm. 'fimmoDs, Postmaster of Idaville,
Jnd., write?: "Electric Bitters h:.s done
more for me than all other medicines combined,
for that had feeling arising from
Kidney and Liver troubles.'' J olin Leslie,
farmer and stockman, of same place, says:
- ?- . . ?i i *
"i;'ina iiectric uiuers 10 ue ice uest jviunev
and Liver medicine, made me feel like
a ilew man." J. \Y. Gardner, hardware
merchant, same town, says: Electric Bitters
is just the tiling for a man who is all
run down and don't care vhether he lives
' or dies; he found new st-ength, good ap'
petite and felt just like he had a new
lease on life. Only 50c. a bottle, at Mc
Master, Brice & Ketchin's Drug Store. *
: laddBJAi. no sann poi possow pna ^Mtn-apsxi swj
acpoDC -isd 00'IS M daa* sjaprap nY
I puatnuiooai su^pjsiqj
unilS noxi o?a
-"v.v* .' V * ' *~s" * '
L. T. TT. DISCV883SS OF TBE HJ.Y.
Messrs. Editors: Ruminating this
snoTry day, -while mother earth is clad
in a carpet of white and nothing of
importance on the farm can be done,
on the various issues being brought
before our people claiming' to be in
the interest of the farmer, I have
decided to send yon a copy of the
National Economist, the official organ
of the Farmers' Alliance and Industrial
Union, with several marked pieces
therein which I would be glad for you
to publish if you see fit and have the
space, but more especially those two
pieces relating to the care taken of the
ir>f?7?ocf ? f fhia <vmntrv bv
H a_uw*V*-?v v* w ^
Dur National Government in comparison
to its agricultural interest, and a
bill introduced before Congress by
Hon. Jno. A. Pickier, of South
Dakota, embodying the demand of the
farmers of this country. The Democratic
party was prominently portrayed
3y ex-President Cleveland; there were
mportant reforms, namely, tariff,
jallot and civil service reform, but I
ilaim with the Economist that financial
eform is of far more importance to
;he poor man of our entire country
ban any of these -whether he be
Democrat or Republican.
Our own honored representative* in
he United State Senate, more especially
3ren. Butler, and our leading state
papers seem to be very much disturbed
>n the race question, but I am very
n-f fho camp nrnrrion as Missi
;sippi's 20,000 acre cotton planter:
'There is no race question where
legroes have plenty to do, to eat and
Mr. Richardson also says "the races
nix on the labor question but little
>ett?r than they do on the social .
me. The whites are not adapted to
he soil and we do not care for them.
Che blacks, when by themselves, make
10 trouble." I am with him here too
md think the negro is the best labour
!ve can have when he is properly
nanagea and fairly dealt with, so
long as the south raises the great
staple which she produces of far
juperior quality and of which she has
;he monopoly, and which always
ji- - ? ?v Ani. TTo-ncac /
anngs me ua^uj nuuv vm
brother cannot sell his corn but must
leeds bave it to keep off winter's chilling
blast. There the hog and hominy
fteory is practiced to no avail, and
iere'it is preached to no avail.
But, Messrs. Editors, this is leaving
;he question on which I started out. - ?
Touching the . interest of the fanner
in our own state, if he would lend ac _
jar to some * of those who claim to ^
champion the fanners cause you would
suppose that he had a plenty of every
thing else but a collegiate education
which must be given him in Ms own
special college at an.expense of tens
of thousands of dollars per annum.
And now, Messrs. Editors, how many
of the poor farmers of . Fairfield,
would be able to dress and keep "their
sons at this college even after all -'this
expense? I claim that the college
will do the poor man no. good,:bnt
place our public schools,on a sound
footing ana give them the hundred
thousand dollars per annum and
enable them to run nine months in
the year. This would benefit the poor
farmer ten times as much as an agricultural
college. How many of the
farmers in our county can spare their '
children from a continual struggle' __
for the necessaries of life in their
present condition to spare the time to
send to our common schools more
than three or four jnonths during the "
* x ? ^ ",l-" moo
winter: jme vicmavu
benefit those in its immediate Ticinity.
Bnt any farmer that is "able to' send
his son to college, has the State University;
the Citadel* and a nnmher of
denominational -colleges ready and
glad to have his patronage, and most
of the farmers wcnld patronize these , -?
schools in preference to the other any
We may need a reduction of salaries
and expenses in the management of
our state government. We may need
reduction in the expenses of courts,
and county government. But so long as
the farmers who comprize four fifth*
of the voting population of these '
United States pay no attention to how
their interests are looked after in the
national government financially so
long will they be used as the cat's paw
and the longer they are used the worse
fchey will be scorched. Let the fanners
of this country make a big ring around
Washington and be very particular
who gels therein.
If you do not exchange with the Econ- f
mist, I would be glad to send occasional
extracts for publication for the
information of some that do not take
it in our county. l. t. w.
Longtown March 8.
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NOTICE FOB FINAL DISCEABGE
I WILL apply to J. A. Hinnant, Judge
of Probate for Fairfield County, on
Monday, the 14th day of April, 1890,
for a final discharge as Administrator
of.the Estate of lnrieous Pope, deceased.
J. W. BOLICK,
3?13f lx.3 Administrator.
Notice for Final Discharge.
r WILL apply to J. A. Hinnant, Judge
X of Probate for Fairfield County, on
Saturday, the 15th day of March, 1800,
for a final discharge as Executor of the
will of James M. McConnell, deceased.
I* G. RUFF,
2-13flx3 . Executor.