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Jas. T. Bacon. Thos. J. Adams.
C. KEE8E, Cnrrespondinpr Editnr.
Etl^efield, S. C., December 8"I88I.
TWO WIDELY DIFFERENT VIEWS
In the late debate on the stoch law
in the legislature, Mr. Dargan, of|
Darlington,the author of the bill, de?
livered a very forcible argument in
favor of its passage. It was true, he
said, that the bill aimed at a very old
law, but that did not prove that, it
was not a good measure. The people
themselves had already virtually
abandoned the old fence law, and
this measure only attempted to put
into operation what they had already
decided upon. The result of the
operations of 'the law on the Sea Is-"
lands of South Carolina, where so
many poor persons lived, disproved
the allegation that - this law would
operate, to the injury of the small
farmers. This bill meant progress
and it had always been the fate of |
progress to meet with resistance. All
improvements were resisted by the
ignorant. He trusted that this As
sembly would rise above euch shallow
opinions. The agricultural depart
ment of the State had endorsed the
"bill. The value of lands in the State
amounted to $79,000,000, while thaf.
of stock amounted to $9,500,000 only,
in which estimate is included $3,000..
O00 of horser, and $3 500,000 for
mules and asse?: leaving only about
$3,000,000 worth of cattle. Are we
to protect this $3,000,000 of cattle at
the expense of $79,000,000 of land ?
It was a singular fact that in South
Carolina to-day a pig enjoys more
privileges than Governor Hampton.
Tho humblest man in the State, who
owned a pine barren, could without
even a fence around it say to the
Governor, "Don't put your foot within
this inclosure," while the pig could
go anywhere lie pleaeed in the land
The question had to be met sooner or
later; it could not be kept out of pol
itics. It had to be met in the next
campaign, and it had better be met
now and here.
Mr. Dennis, of Charleston, said the
Democratic party had promised pro
tection to the people who had voted
ior him. In behalf of his people he
pretested against auy such law. In
the low country there was an abund
ance of grasses good for stock. The
voice of the people was not to be
stifled. It would make itself heard
sooner cr later. He appealed to tbe
Legislature to pause before passing
this law. A public meeting had been
lield in Charleston County and out o'
a population of six hundred only fif
teen had been in favor of the stock
law. There were thousands of acreg
of land in Charleston County unfit
for anything else but for grazing o'
cattle. The few men who want the
stock law in Charleston County were
the rich landowners. Th** pons
.did not want it, and its passage would
do them a grievous wrong.
The Text of the General Stock
The bill "to provide a general stock
law and regulate the operations of
the same," as it passed the House on
Wednesday, the 30th of November, ex
cepts the counties of Georgetown,
Williamsburg and Horry from the
provisions of the law, but with the
further proviso that these counties be
fenced in at their own cost and sepa
rated from the adjoining counties
The bill proposes to make it unlaw"
ful for the owner or holder of any
horse, mule, ass, swine, sheep, goat or
cattle of any description, to allow
such animals to run at large beyond
the limits of his own land. When,
ever such animals are found upon
the lauds of any other person, th?
owner or holder of them is made lia
ble for all damages sustained and for
the expenses of seizure and mainte
nance, the stock to be held Jiable for
the same in preference to all other
liens and claims upon it. The owner
or tenant of laud is allowed to hold
possession of trespassing animals and
to charge fifty cents for the seizure of
some and twenty-five cents for the
seizure of other classes of animals
specified, and to recover damages for
injuries sustained, the reclamation to
"be laid before the owner within forty
eight boura. If the animals are not
turned over to the owner within
twelve hours, he is rendered liable
for the further cost of maintaining
the animals until they are delivered
to him. The owner, however, is al
lowed to recover immediate posses
sion of his stock upon giving bond to
cover all expenses. In case the own
er of the steck is not known it is to
be held one week, then turned over
to a trial justice, by him advertised
for ten days and then sold, the pro
ceeds to be used, first to defray ali
claims and expenses and the surplus,
if any, to be placed in the hands of
the clerk of court. At the end of a
year if still unclaimed, the money is
then to b* turned over to the county
treasurer to be used as county funds.
Known owners of animals who neglect
to adjust the legal demanda upon
them for three days after notice shall
be treated as if unknown.
The destruction or removal of any
fence intended to enclose animals by
persons other than the owners or
holders is made a misdemeanor, and
is punishable by fine or imprisonment.
The rescuing of an animal which has
been impounded is also made a mis
demeanor. It is also made a misde
meanor to ride or drive over the fields
of another.- This Act is to go into
effect on the 1st day of March, 1S82.
A compositor who "set up" the
toast, "Woman-without her, man
would be a savage:" put the stops in
the wrong place, and it read, "Wo- j
man without her- man, would be a !
Miscellaneous Legislative Proceed
Ia the Senate, on Saturday, the 26th
Nov., Mr. Callison presented a bill of the
deooest and highest and broadest impor
tance to Edgefield County-to authorize
the consolidation of the Atlantic & French
Broad Valley Railroad Company and the
Edgefiold, Trenton and Aiken Railroad
Company under the name of the French
Broad avA Atlantic Railroad. Mr. Par
ker, of Abbeville, presented the same bill
afterwards in the House; and it has been
favorably reported upon.
The Stock Law bill for Edgefield Coun
ty has" also been reported upon favorably.
The House, we are glad to Bay, has sat
down quite heavily on an attempt to re
open the liquor traffic outside of incorpo
rated towns, under the guise of an inno
cent movement to except domestic wines
from the operations of the present Act.
It seems that the proposed plan'of sub
mitting certain amendments to the Con
stitution, which shall be pass-J by the
Legislature, to the people, has not found
much favor ir. the eyes of the Senate. It
has decided, by a small majority, in favor
of a Constitutional Convention which will
require the concurrent vote of two-thirds
of the members of both Houses. It will
also require a two-thirds vote of the Gen
eral Assembly to propose any amendment
to be submitted to the vote of the people.
The present outlook would indicate that
the Constitution of 186S will remain in
tact for some time to come. Upon this
subject Mr. Callison said that he hail been
in favor of calling a. Constitutional Con
vention, but after reviewing the 'work of
the commission h? had chango J his views.
The commission, in his judgment, had sug
gested but one single change of any virtue
in the Constitution and, he thought, it
would be best to '.htow ihe whole thing
in the waste basket.
In the debate on the Stock Law, Mr.
Talbert., of Edgefield, said lie had an earn
est solicitude to have the question settled
finally as far as his county was concerned.
He did not believe in hasty action, but
the conclusion to pass a stock law had
not been arrived at suddenly. It had been
carefully considered at least in Edgefield
County. He would vote for the bill, but
he would not deny the right of any coun
ty to be excepted from its provisions He
thought the State might build the fences
around the excepted counties, and thus
avoid all dissatisfaction.
There is an important amendment be
fore the Legislature to the insolvent debt
or's act. The amendment proposes to
take away from the insolvent debtor the
right to give preference among his credit
ors. If adopted this would put the insol
vent debtor in the condition of an invol
A bill to regulate the licensing of phy
sicians and surgeons has been discussed in
the Senate. 1 he principal object of this
bill is to put a stop to the business of itin
Mr Callison thought thai, one of the
features of this bill was deaigued to debar
homeopathic physicians from practicing in
this State, and he therefore moved to
strike out thc enacting clause.
This mot. m brought Drs. La.-?..-1? and
Bossard to their feet. Ur. Bossant then
defined the general objects of the bill, and
stated that it contained no clause which
would prevent any homeopathic physi
cian holding a genuine diploma from pur
suing his calling.
Mr. Callison's motion was rejected and
the bill passed to its third reading.
A bill lo give Trial Justices jurisdiction
to foreclose liens under $100, ti as been re
ported unfavorably, and the report adopt
The Agricultural Committee has report
ed favorably on a bill to require persons
purchasing cotton seed and lint cotton to
kec?) a record of the persons from whom
such purchases are made.
A bill has passed the Senate providing
for the punishing of persons guilty ot' ina
^jjg^uury to bridges on the public road?.
J pay AuditorRidgefield County
Concerning a bill for the appointment
of the superintendent of the Penitentiary
bv the Governor for a term of four years,
Mr. Callison moved an indefinite postpone
Mr. Harlee thought the bill an improp
er one. The directors of the Penitentiary
are elected by the Legislature and the su
perintendent, shuuld also be chosen in the
Mr. Callison thought it was impolitic
and unwise to give the Governor more ap
pointing power, nor did he believe in ex
tending the term of office of the superin
tendent of the penitentiary. The resolu
tion to indefinitely postpone was carried.
Mr. Strom, of Eogefield, has presented
a bill to amend an Act entitled Au Act
to prohibit the sale of seed cotton between
the hours of the setting and rising of the
sun, and to regulate the sale of seed cot
ton," approved June 8, ?S77, by extend
ing the provisions thereof to grain.
Mr. Ward, of Edgefield, has presented
a bill to amend an Act relating to enticing
laborers, by making it a misdemeanor for
a laborer to violate his contract whether
the same be. verbal orin writing. This
Mr. Talbert, of Edgefield, presented a
bill to require fire insurance companies to
deposit bonds with the Comptroller Gen
eral to pay penalties for wilful failure to
No strong Prospect et Repealing the
The first gun of the Lien law repealers
was fired in the House one dav last week,
by the combined forces of the State Agri
cultural Society and the Slate Grange.
The petition of the joint bodies was pre
sented by Mr. E. M. Racker, at whose re
quest the reading clerk began to read the
document. Either owing to the sinuosi
ties of the chirography or the mixed char
acter of the metaphors, however, the task
was no easy one, and after spelling through
a half dozen pages, that able officer was
relieved from his embarrassment by a mo
tion to print the document, which was
adopted and the matter deft rred to some
On Monday night, the 28th Nov., there
was a caucus of the advocates of repeal,
after the adjournment of the Legislature,
at which it is understood there was avery
small attendance, so much so indeed that
it is very questionable now whether any
bill will be introduced at this session look
ing to repeal.
The Stock Law lu the Senate.
AB we have reported in another article,
a general Stock Law for the State passed
the House last week, and was sent to the
Senate. That body, however, having ad
journed from Friday afternoon, the 2d,
until Tuesday night, the 6th. has not yet
begun to consider the matter. It will
probably do so on Wednesday or Thurs
day of this week. As regards its ultimate
action, opinion is much divided. By our
next issue, however, we will be able to
announce the result.
IMPORTANT TO EDGEFIELD PEO
PLE OPPOSITE THE LOCKS.
The Hon. E. B. Murray, of Ander
son, bas introduced a bill to require
the construction of sufficient fipli ways
in the dam across Savannah River,
near Augusta, by the 1st day of
March, A. D. 18S2 ; and repealing
an Act entitled "An Act to incor
porate the EdgeGeld Cotton arid
Woolen Manufacturing Company,"
approved February 27th, 187^, and
the Acts amendatory thereto, and in
structing the Fish Commissioner to
remove the obstructions in said river
caused by the dam of euch cotnvany,
if thc requirements are not complied
with ; also, a bill to prohibit fishing
nets, traps, or similar devices within
certain distance of the dam across
Savannah River near Augusta.
These bills have been reported
upon favorably, and will, in all pro
bability, become law?.
THE DEBATEUPOIVTU? GENER
STOCK LAW AND ITS PAS
SAGE..BY THE HOUSE.
Early in the session, Mr. Dargan
representative fromf?Darlington, i
trodoced a bill to provide a genei
stock law for the whole State. Pee
ing the consideration of this bill,
course no specific move was made
regards Edgefield County alone. (
"Wednesday, Nov. 30, the bill was tak
up for the second or third time in t
House with a view of finally testi
the sense of that body.^We give t
discussion in full, as reported in t
News and Courier, knowing that
this juncture nothing will be mc
acceptable^ our readers :
Mr. Dargan, the'author'of the bi
offered an amendment, requiring su
counties as weretto be excepted frc
the law to be fenced. The amen
ment was offered so that the counti
which desired tc be excepted from t
operations of the law should kn(
what was expected of them.
Mr. Verner, of Oconee, said he w
in favor of the general law. The
had been no argument against it. T
majority of the people were in fav
of it, and he would vote for it, b
would introduce a separate bill e
empting certain portions of his count
Mr. Aldrich, of Aiken, proposed
substitute providing for the fencii
our, of excepted counties by the Sta
and not. at the expense of th? cou
ties. He is clearly of the opinii
that the expense should be a Sta
tax. The counties that desire to
excepted pay about one-balf of tl
whole taxes.to the State. This beii
so it was wise, proper and just th
the State should bear the burden.
Mr. Chase, of Darlington, favori
the last proposition to make the Sta
pay for the fencing out of the e
cepted counties. It was wrong
make any county go to the expen
of protecting itself in the eujoyme
of rights which are already guara
teed to them by the law.
Mr. Haskell, of Richland, inquire
if the mover of the amendment hi
any idea of what the fencing of tl
counties would cost?
Mr. Hemphill, of Chester, favor?
the bill. There would be no use
have a Legislature if they were d
barred from upsetting a system wh'u
was out of date. This:law was be
for the State, and the only questic
was whether it was a'ijwise politic
move. He did not believe in beatir
about the buch. The best way w?
to face the issue, pass the law, ar
then the people wouldjcease discus
ing it. As to the ?expense, ;the:
could be no justice in making tl
people of the county pay'the'exp?m
of fencing out a remote county. E
proposed an amendment dividing tl
expense of constructing the fences b<
tween contiguous counties.
Mr. Gilland, of Williameburg, sai
the bill would be useless in its pri
sent shape. ? The bill was intended !
go iijto operation on the 1st of .Marci
18^2. To fence in Willie.msbur
-^e'unty TOrid- cost $12,0fa wTtc
would require a tax of three mil
for three successive years to raise.
Mr. Murray, of Anderson, thougf
it but fair.as the pioneer counties ha
paid for their own fences, that tho.1
who now desired to except themed v<
should do the same.
Mr. Dargan believed that th
strength of the measure lay in its oj
plication to the whole State, but h
was willing to let any county be e."
cepted, provided that county bore th
expenses of the exception. Wba
was the use of making provisions lo
fence when -any one could see th
handwriting on the wall which fore
told the end of all lencea. Tb
measure was a progressive one. I
had started in the mountains am
was rushing along irresistibly to th
8eacost. He saw prosperity in th
future for South Caroliua, and noth
ing could hasten its coming more thai
this very measure.
Mr. Aldrich spoke at length agains
the bill. The question had neve
been discussed in his county. It wa
a revolution on the agriculture of th
State and should not be hurried 1;
Mr. II ask di said that he was pre
pared to vote for the law for th
whole Slate, while perhaps, as far a
his own oounty was concerned, it wa
his duty tc vote against it. He wa
opposed, however, to saddling a deb
upon the State, the only limit ti
which would be the whims and cap
rices of a number of counties anc
Mr. McKissick, of Union, said tba
he knew the advantages of the pfocl
law, but he was not in favor of pass
ing a geneial law. He could see
very well how even so good a law ai
a stock law would not suit ceitain lo
calities in the State. While hi
thought the stock law was good h<
was not prepared to force it upon an)
After an hour e discussion anothei
vote was reached upon a motion tc
table the amendment providing foi
the payment of the fences hy th?
State. The amendment was tabled
by a vote of 79 to 36 and the discus
sion was resumed.
Dr. Parker, of Abbeville, said he
was in favor of the law for the whole
State, but was not willing to force it
on those counties who did not desire
to avail themselves of it. He aug
geeted an amendment which would
first allow the qualified voters of the
counties which were to be excepted to
pass upon the question.
Mr. Tindall, of Clarendon, though^
that the people on the coast, where
there were comparatively few agri
cultural intere ts, should have the
opportunity to express their wishes.
A motion to table Mr. Dargan'?
amendment to make the excepted
counties pay for their own fences was
lost. Yeas fjQ, nays 04.
An amendment was then made pro
viding fer the erectuy of county
fences in'-the excepted pounties on or
before thc 15th of Ma?ih, 1882.
A vots was then jaken on the
amendrnfiit/Jividing thVexpenses be.
tween cortiguous counties. A motion
to table his was .adopted-yeas G7t
nays.50. ? fi
Mr. SaVyer, of AT?ln, offered an
amendmeit providing for the submia
sion of the . question teethe voters of
the excepted counties. This was
tabled-6? to 53. f
The fri?Krs'*of the lrrll then called
the previous questionjifcid Mr. Dar
gan's ameidment was adopted-ye<s
09 nays 4f. j
The pnvious questign was then
then calieron the whole*matter, and
the bill passed to a third reading
without ar.y exception as to counties.
An atteT^uT was then made*to re
consider tie vote so as to allow cer
tain counths to be^excepted from the
provisions of the bill,'pending the
discussion "of" which a motion to take
a recess wasjtdopted.
THE DEBATE RENEWED, ?ND THE DILL
At the niglit session ol the House
the discussion of the stock law was
resumed upcm a motioi to consider
the vote whereby the bill was ordered
to a third reading. Thio- Wus unani
mously adop^d and-tfc bill again
opened for amendments.
Mr. McCrady, of Charleston, want,
ed to know Jmjv it wat proposed to
ascertain the^wiehes of the people of
the counties. The reply^vas tnat the
repiesentatives of the counties must
say now. f
A motion was made to except Col
kl on County. This came from the
representative, of the cotton section
of the county, MrM3rdfle. Mr. Bis"
sell.^wi?o re*p^s^r?tsthe-Nce growing
portion, stated that his constituents
desired to have the law.
Mr. Haskell was opposed to any
legislation for particular Aunties. If
the law was gmpd it was good for the
whole Sute, f?Ju if it wa? bad it was
bad for the whoje State.
Mr. Garrett (Republican) of Beau'
fort, mad? a speech against the meas"
Mr. MeCnufy said as there ap'
peared to be ^difference .of opinion
among the Charleston delegation a*
that from Coller?n, he would offer ar
amendment submitting the qnestior,
to the people.
A vote was ?taken on question o
excepting Colleton from the bill ano1
decided in the, negative aipl- Mr. Mc
Crady's amendment wae ttbled.
After considerable preliminary com
plications a vote waa taken on th?
question of excepting the County ol
Horry, which ?as adopted.- A motion
to except Beaufort County Vas t abled
A motion to except Williamsburg arid
Georgetown Coiftsties was "adopted.
Morrison, of ^Hampton, moved tc
postpone the date appoirat?d for thc
Act to go into operatioaAill 1S83:
The matter had been forced on th?
Mr. Hutsou moved to fix tue date
for November, 1S32 Tabled,
At this point the friend??^of thc
measure applied the parliamenlai)
screws, called the previous question
passed the bill again to a"third read
ing by a vote of 72 to 42, and then
to clinch the matter and place it be
youd the power of the House, tablet
the motion to reconsider. The bil
HS it passed goes into operation oi
the 15th" of March next,, by whicl
date the counties of Georgetown
Horry and Williamsburg will have tc
have their county fences built. Ilorrj
is allowed to use. her boundary river
a6 fence*. All this, provided the bil
passey the Senate. .
The^ailroaihtliai ls to-run ihrougi
the Heart oC Btfgetield.
Captain Kirk, 'of the Atlantic ano
French Broad Valley Railroad; wai
in the city* yesterday, and Seemed tc
be in the best of spirits about his line
He states that propositions- have al
ready been made by responsible par
ties to pay three times what has beer
spent on the road for its grading am.
franchises, and expresses the utmosf
confidence that the road will be taker
charge of and completed very soon
Trenton road, and giving its projeo
tors a through line from the West.
It is understood that there will bf
a meeting of railroad magnates with"
in a few days to consider the iailroac
law now before the General Assem
bly. Some features of the new law
are considered very objectionable
and it is not improbable that a forma'
protest against them will be* present?
ed, the ground to be taken liping thal
any legislation hostile to 'railroads
will tend to keep capital out of thc
State.-Greenville News of the 3d.
A LADY'S WISH.-"Oh, how I dc
wish my skin was as clear and soil
as yours," said a lady to her friend,
.'You can easily make it so," answer
ed the friend. "How?" inquired
the first lady. "By using Hop Bit
ters, that makes pure rich blood and
blooming health. It did it for me,
as you observe."-Cairo Bulletin.
SBALED proposals will-be received un
til the 15th December for 1,000 cords
Long Leaf Pine, or any part thereof, cut
when the ?Hp ia down to be delivered at
the "Sibley Mills" on the Augusta and
Knoxville Railroad, near Augusta, Ga.,
by next APJtl L. The Company.reserves
tho rig'o. to i eject any or all bids.
WM, C. SIBLEY, Pres't.
FOR 8RLT.ING 50c. ; STORAOK, 2f>c
M O DOWD,
No. 0 WARREN BLOCK,
Next to Cotton and Produce Exchange
Liberal advances made on Cotton and
Produce in Store. Personal attention
given to weighing and selling, sop 15?l-m
EDGEFIKLD C. H., S. C.
HAVING sold out my Grocery Busi
ness. I have opened a Livery and
Feed Stable at Smith's old stand where
I will at all times be ready to accommo
date the public, either 'feeding stock,
hiring hor.->es and vehiol.es or sending
passengers to any place they may wish
Thanking the public for past favors I
shall hope to deserve a continuance ol*
the sam? in the future.
Nov 10-tf D. T. G RICE.
THE HUMAN LIVER'S
SALVATION ! ! !
Numerous voluntary testimo
nials and largely increased sales
prove that PENNS' BITTER'S
-the Greatest Liver Medicine
of the*4\ge-ii rapidly winning
its way as the sure and simple
Salvation of the Human Liver.
For all Dyspeptic Diseases
PENN'S BITTERS ! !
J, P, WEATHERSBEE,
1019 and 1021
JUST BELOW UPPER MARKET,
WILL sell von DRY GOODS, HATS,
SHOES and BOYS CLOTHING,
at lower figures than you cari buy them
at any other place, and
rft figures to suit the ?ARD TIMES.
We also*take care of TRANSIENT
BOARDERS, keep a No J table and fur
nish good rooms, tor about half the cost
at tho other hotels.
HOTEL above tho COMBINATION
STORE. J. P. WEATHERSBEE.
Sept 22-jan 1
A f omplete Stock of
BUI LDE RS' II AR OW ARE,
We are also tho Sole Agents for MC
CORMICK REAPERS. MOWERS and
SELF-BINDERS, MONARO IT EN
GINES. MIAMI POWDER, BUFFALO
All prices guaranteed.
Bones, Dougherty & Co.,
Hardware Merchants, ?.ugusta, Ga.
June 7,1881. tf 27
WHOLESALE MD RETAH
* HAVANNA CIGARS
MINERAL WATERS, ETC.
COI AMP 802 BROAD STREET
THE CHOICEST PROPERTY
THAT i.A^i'.iV. AN? SPIiENDII
LOT OS M US STE ET ON WHICH
^1 AID LOT FRONT-; TO THE NO UTI
) on Main Street, ISO feet-and bas
magnificent Southern exposure from th
roar, which m tho .Southern climate ls;
mighty desideratum Tho whole lo
contains two and one-ball* (SA) acres mor
or less, all of it lying in the very heart o
tho town. For 70 <>r .so feet f om th
street this lot lies <va a dead' lovel, aile
Wliicll it slopes in the gentlest and mos
beautiful manner to thc rear line, alford
lng unparalleled spots for gardent
patches, meadows and truit trees. Sith
cr as a site tor ti grand hotel, with all it
appurtenances, or for a row nf stores, tin
lot has absolutely no wi ital in EdgetTeld
Thi? tine property will oe sold as a whoh
Terms will be made accommodating.-'
It. G. M. DUKOVANT,
Nov 17-tf Real Estate Agent.
PAST INDEBTEDNESS Ol' EDGE
Fl iL LI) COUNTY.
COUNTY COMMISSIOKRRS OFFICE,
EOOKFIELO, S. C., Nov. 15, ISSI.
NOTICE is hereby given to all pei
sons having claims against Edg(
field county, which were audited am
approved by li. W. Bettie, Jr, L. Charl
ton and R. G. M. Dunovant, as Com m h
stoners, to examine the bona tide in
debtedness of Edgetield County, a
shown by their report on said claim
filed in the ellice of the County Com
missioners ol' Edgetield county on th
-day of-A. I). ISSI, that there ts now ii
the hands ot tho County Treasurer o
Edgefield county tho sum of thirty-fiv
hundred and ninety-five 32-100 dollars
arising from tho one-mill tax levied am
collected under tho Act approved the 24 tl
December, 1880, ready lor distribution
All persons having past due claims re
ported upon in said report, aro hereby
called upon and notified tosend in seale!
bids for payment from the funds at:
discount to be specified in said bids
Said bids to be tiled with the Clerk o
Board of County Com missioners witbil
thirty days from thc first day of adver
tisement of this notice. Said lads wil
be opened In the County Commissioner
office, at Edgefield Court House, on th
15th day ol' December, issi, and tho bid,
then recorded. The preference in pay
merit will ba gven to the bidders offering
the greatest percentage of reduction m
their respective claims, until the furn
above set forth is exuausted, as require*
by the Act of the General Assembly, np
proved December 25, 1870.
W. N MARTIN, I
J. H. WATSON, , Commissioner!
M. CROUCH. J
W. F. ROATH, Cleric. novl~-4t.
In Hrets of Families
Hosteller's Stomach Bitters is as much
regarded as a household necessity as su
gar or conlea. The reason of this is that
yearB ol"experience have proved il to be
perfectly reliable in those casos of emer
gency where a prompt and convenient
remedy is demanded. Constipation, liv
er complaint, dyspepsia, indigestion and
other troubles aro overcome by it.
For nale by all Druggists and Dealers
Dr. Jas. J. Seigler
ILL practice in the Counties
EDGEFIELD and AIKEN.
Orders for work of any kind In his
lino will receive prompt attention.
Post Office address: JOHNSTON, S. C.
June 1ft, 1881. tf 28
THE NOVELTY SAW MILL
The log remains stationary, the Saw
travelling through it.
25 PER CENT. OF POWER SAVED*
A TEN HORSE ENGINE DRAWS A
50 INCH SAW WITH EASE.
?KB- Write for circulars.
O. M. STONE <fc CO, Geii'l Agts, .
nov24-lm. Augusta, Ga.
J. N. ROBSON & SON,
-AND DEALERS IN
08 EAST BAY.
CHAUXKSTON, November 9,-1881.
At the commencement of another bus
iness year'we acknowedge'with pleasure
th? patronage an 1 confidence of our
ROBSON'S COTTON AND CORN FER
TILIZER, ROBSON'S . COMPOUND
ACID PHOSPHATE, have given very
general satisfaction. ,; Om*' Cotton and
Torn Fertilizer is of the highest standard.
It contains among other valuable ingre
dients 3 per cent, of Ammonia, li per
cent, of Potash. 10 per cent, of available
Phosphate. Having been among the
first to introduce Guano in this State, we
can confidently refer to our planting
friends that during tho series of years we
have sold them Manures we have always
given a jpnre article. Every Manure is
tested. We offer the above Fertilizers
for cash, time or cotton.
Plantors ordering immediately will be
allowed to the 1st of Aoril to decide
which they prefer, cash ...r time. An or
eer for a'c?rlr?ad of tendons will be sent
free of drayage, for a less amount $1 per
ton will be charged. nov24 3m.
Gr. 15" T\
This Remedy offers a Safe Cure for
Epilepsy, Fits, Convulsions, Incipient
Coma," Paralysis, Nervous Debility,
Brain Excitement, Insanity Ut
forms, aud all cases where
the Brain or Nervous
System has been
It tranquilizes the Brain, and removes
disorders of obstinate standing. It re
stores the mind, removes Nervousness,
feeds new power, tones up the Brain, In
vigorates Digestion and the General
, Health, and imparts strength to the ex
? h misted Mental and Physical organs.
Manufactured only by
WM- A - GIBSON^
J) RUG G J ST,
Comer cf King and Queen Streets,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Price per Bottle, Two Dollars.
W. A. Gibson, Esq., Druggist. Charles'
ton, 3 ('.--Dear Sir: Since my daugh
ter took the first dose of your medicin?
von sent her, she has not had one fit
Before that, sim used to have them even
day, at least one. and as m my as two
three, six and nine a day, Ibrgthe pas
eight years. Words eau not express oui
joy and delight over the wonderful ae
tion of your medicine on ber whole sys
tem. We cheerfully recommend thos<
a filleted to irv it.
MRS C. HASELDEN, Adams Run.
Mr. Wm. A. Gibson, Druggist, Charle?
ton, S. C.-Dear Sir: Your medicine hai
acted like a charin on my son, who ha:
been afflicted with Epileptic. Fits for ove:
six years. The .. edits; 1 effect ha;
been a source of joy and happiness, a
he hu-* not had one in ci^ht months.
H. M. M AG WOOD.
No. 4 Franklin st., Charleston, S. C.
Mr. Wm. A. Gibson, Druggist, Come:
King and (?neon Sts.: This is to certify
that my wife has been suffering for yean
with Epileptic Fits to such an extenttha
I could never leave her alone without ;
great deal of anxiety. Many times ',
had to leave ber in charge of my store
but not until I would administer to he:
a dose of your Jneriieine, that I wouh
feel SH/C to leaye her. And now she'll
well. Having ba*Luii?>j*taru-o* nts Since
And while I u.*e the remedy I considei
it a balm t her. and advise any one wb<
suffers from Nervousness or Epileptii
Kit's to uso it at once and be restored t<
health. GUSTAV JACOBY,
oct27-3m. King St , Charleston, S. C.
/. Moooan. p. w. FOSTER
MCCORD & FOSTER,
Cilice and Warehouse on Campbe
Stroet, between Broad and Reynold
near the store of Z. McCord, Augusta, G.
Consignments solicited. Personal at
tention given to business. The instrnc
lions of consignors j -ptly obeyed.
Dealers lu Every Description of
AND SUPPLIES !
380 Jackson St.,
A ia gu si a, inn
Tho largest and best assorted stock o
Glass in the citv.
In bulk, also in boxes of 1 co 5 lbs.
White Lead and Zinc
Strictly Pure, made by the Kentucky
Lead and Oil Co., which we guarantee a?
good as the best. Also, the well knowi
Nassau White Lead and pureFreuoh r/A\u
The celebrated Paiut, made by Wads
worth, Martinez & Longman, which
we know to be good.
Foll line of Paint & Whitewash Brushes
A largo and assorted stock of Colors in
Oil. Also, Dry Colors.
White Damar, Coach, Copal, Furniture
Japan, Asphaltum, Ac
Johnson's celebrated Prepared Kalso
mine, all shades.
Linseed Oil, Raw and Boiled. .
A largo variety of Locks.
Rim and Mortice Locks.
Surface HIKI Mortice Blind Hinges.
AU sizes und stylos of Door Butts.
Inside Blind Butts, brass and iron.
A lino line of Padlock?.
Yale Store Door Locks.
Yule Nifd?t Latches.
Screws in any quantity and every sizo,
avid anything else j-ou want in the Hard
Moors, Sash anti R linds.
The largest stock in Augusta, at bottom
figures. Send for price list.
Balusters, Brackets and Mantels.
And almost anything that can be made
outof wood, weareprepared to make.
Yoi low Pine Lumber.
In any quantity, rough or dressed.
-t?-ft Wre pack and deliver all of our
goods"free of charge.
Thompson & HcindcL
310 JACKSON STREET.
Dec. 28, 1880. Iy4
WHIT B??1?R?FT HIS DONE
FOR COLONIAL HISTORY
HAS,DONE FOR UNIVERSAL ECONOMY, which is only the beginning of
the grandest scheme which originated in the past week, leading on 'to still
greater results, which find-* a central point of unity in the ennobling priaoiple of
independence, which gives grandeur and dignity to a single character to which all
others converge as to a centriv Rivalry, with closed eyes and' voices jforever si
lenced, may seem to haunt, but thp mind reverts to
' "' - ' \ -
The uiouumeut ofindustrv. the brill hut. cr ?at ion of his hand's, whose halls radi
ant with hospitality, are daily thronged wjtli patrons paying homage to the shrino
of genius. Blithe music edging noy st the din ?f bargains, to the variety and splen
did assortment of fine good? for tho festal holiday* now arriving.
Surprising Bargains literally without regard to cost! Extraordinary Reductions
.throughout the whole Department! ; .
Wholesale and Retail DRY GOODS STORE!
WHOLESALE and RETAIL SHOE 3TORE!
J. B. WHITE & CO,
724 Broad and 725 Ellis Streets, I
FOR DRY GOODS !
J. B. WHITE & CO.,
740 BROAD STREET
Boots and Shoes!
$885,000 worth of Dry Goods and Fine Shoes wi" '>e offered during the next Thir
ty Days at surprising Low Prices; ?45,000 worth of Black and Colored Drees Silks,
Plushes, Velvets and Noveltier-; ?27,000 worth of Fine Dress Goods and Novelty
Dress Goods; ?19,000 worth Circulars; Dolmans, Cloth Cloaks and Shawls; 921,000
worth of Fine Hosiery, Underwear aud Kid Gloves; ?22,000 worth of Real and Im
itation Laces, Lace Scarfs, Fichus, Embroideries, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons and
Corsets, Jet Trimmings, Passitnenteries, Gold Trimmings, Fringes, and Cresants;
828.000 Worth of Housekeeping Linens, White Goods, Blankets, Flannels, Cloths
and Dome.siiJg4Mtt??U0tt??^ f75^ Worth of tUe Pi nest Shoes in the State for
-tnresfn^'?'b?fitSn-States: ' Tin-radies of Augusta wilf^'?efta?n'"to fi?a**the most"
elegant Stock of SHOES at tue Leaders.
CONFIDENCE-If we can impress the public with the fact thatonrsteady
rule and practice is to conduct the DRY GOODS and SHOE BUSINESS upon prin
Lenders. Our P access has been
by reliable qualities at a fixed
greater, we have the facilities
DEPjElSTD ON IT,
DOWN ! DOWN! DOWN !
X PIECES BROCADED SILKS-Webou tr lit a line to sell at $3 60, now
There is also 400 j'ards ot'Silk Plush at 4 00, now 2 50: 21 pieces of English Plush at
3 ">0, now 1 7-r>; 75 pieces of Plush Velvet at 1 00, now 35c.
RB,ACK FRENCH CASHMERES.
75 pieces of ?1 50 Cashmere at 95c; ?125 Cashmere at 85c; ?115 Cashmere at 75c;
75c. Cashmere at 50c; 50c Cashmore at 35c
DRESS ?0?2*S! ??RESS GOODS!
t?&? H AAA WORTH W THIS LT Ni E-500 pioc?s Guanita Dress Plaids,
3p ?? I )Uv/U price 20c now 12i .; 400 pieces of Brocaded Dress Goods, price
now 20c; lit) pieces pi urey armure iieoagn, at ojc; ?ts piece
35c; 38 pieces Flannel All-Wo >l .s indas, worth i<5c, now Ooc
Flannel-price f>5e; job price, 35c. 100 piocei
12. f)00 pieces ol'Canton Flannel, M, 7i, 10 a
Jeans we offered last week a1 37J. now 25c. :
100 pieces of Canton Flannel-price, 20c, now
" and 12c 50 cases of Wool Doeskin
. 185 pieces of Flint (Michigan) Wool
We call special attention to a large purchase''. o?Do
iOSlERY DAI" and t:\DERWEAR--For the Million
150 boxes of Ladies' Undervests-now 87?, was 75c 100 boxes of Ladlee* Under
vosts, now 50, was 85c. 75 boxes of Ladies' Undervests, now 75c was ?1 25. 50
boxes of Ladies' Undervests. now ?1, was 1 75. 25 boxes of All-Wool and Red
Medicated, reduced to ?1 25, 1 50 and 1 00. ?00 boxes of Gents' Undershirts cut
down to 2T). 35, 48, GI, 75c SI, 1 25-just 30 per cent.
UNPARALLED in STOCKINGS-500 boxes ol' Misses' Hose, worth 20, now 10c.
200 boxes of Misses' Hose, English, price 50, now 25c 200 boxes of Girls' French
Hose, price 75c, now 35c.
FOR LADIES-1,000 boxes of German Fancy Hose, regular made, double heels
and toes, worth 65c Will run the lot at the popular price, 25c This is a.? excep
HARD TO SELL-200 pieces of Curtain Lace price 20, now 7J. 100 piece* of
Curtain Lace, price 50. now 25c 500 pieces of Imported Cret >nne, price 65, now 24c
CARPETING ON STREET-95 rolls of Brussels Carpeting down again to ?5.
25 rolls of Oil Cloth. 05, now 37ic. 2? rolls of Oil Cloth. 81, now 50c 25 rolls of Oil
Cloth, ?1 25, now 75c. 200 pieces of Carpetiug cut down to 16 jc 48 pieces ol Ingrain
at 25, 35 and 50c.
CHAMPION KID ?LOVE STOCK OF AMERICA.
We are exhibiting the most complete stock of Ladies', Gents' and Misses' Kid
Gloves, in 2, 3, 4, 5, 0. 8, 10 and 12, up to 20 buttons, in Trefousse, and cheaper
grades in Foster Hook Gloves, 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, and up to 24 books ; in Bornhardts, in
lengths running from 0 to 24 inches; also, a full stock of Swede, Glace, Caster and
Dogskin. 700 dozen job 3-bntton Kid Gloves, at 25c per pair; also, Ruttie's and
Bernhardt's patent clasp.
CORSETS! CORSETS! CORSETS!
100 dozen Wovon Corsets, worth 75c. in basket, at 25c. 500 dozen Imported Cor- .
sots, cut down to 50, 75c and ?1. f>00 pieces No. 16 Ribbon-price 75, cut down to
T?e Leaders of Low Prices,
TE & CO.