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WALHALLA, S. C. t
TlKV.HBDAYi AUOI'MT Ul, I SOO.
LOOKS GLOOMY FOR THE FARMERS.
. A vory unfavorable Boasou has hofnllon
our pcoplo this year and consequently a
very bad crop has hoon made-not moro
titan half tho usual ono.
Our pooplo fool vory much dicouragod
ovor their failure to i oap tho reward of
their labor. Wo should romombor that
suoh is lifo and that it is not so had ns
it might havo hoon and not so had ns it
is in tither sections. Wo havo nevor
soon it so bad that tbero was not a
remedy for tho industrious.
It is in order to bogie to doviso moans
to ovorcoino tho shortage and prepare to
mako a hotter showing next year.
Tho romody is now to sow plenteously
of small grain and mako tho samo as
bounteous as conditions will allow. It
bas heretofore boon tho custom to put in
small grain with as little labor as possi
ble This has always boon a mistako
and much more BO will il bo this fall,
livery farmer shouid, as soon as possible,
begin to proparo for a largo crop of small
grain. Propare tho soil woll by deep
ploughing and thorough preparation.
Tho custom of sowing givon on tho
rough land and carelessly plowing it in
is a mistake. Lot ovory farmer in tho
county Orst plow his lands well and then
sow his grain nud plow or harrow it in
and roll well tho soil. Forlilh'o well and
give tho small gravi as much attontion
ns lins horotoforo boon given to cotton
and all will bo woll.
Tho seeding of land h not only profita
ble in furnishing food for both man and
boast, but is an improvement to tho land.
Whoo South Carolina begins to produce
ita own supplies wo will bo prosperous,
and not until then.
THE PRINCIPAL INDICTED-ACCOMPLICE
At tho last session of tho Legislature a
Commission was appointed to investi*
gato tho condition of tho Stale peniten
tiary. Tho Commission has mado a re
port in which it appears that ox-Supor
intondcnl W. A. Neal is short between
ton and twelve thousand dollars. It fur
ther linds that ux-Covornors Tillman,
Evans and Ellorbo and Congressman
Latimer and Directors of the penitentiary,
T. J. Cunningham and (harris, received a
part of this shortage. Since the report
has been filed with the Governor Col. T.
J. Cunningham lina sworn out a warrant
against W. A. Neal, charging him with
failing to turn over to bis successor, 1).
J. Griffith, funds belonging to the peni
It appears that while Superintendent
Neal distributed to di (forent persons,
high iii oftioial position, certain products
of the penitentiary.
Tho warrant was sworn out by Col. T.
J. Cunningham, Chairman of tho Hoard
of Directors of tho penitentiary.
If Col. Cunningham received freo of
ohnrgo any part of tho articles constitut
ing tho shortage bo is as guilty as Col.
Neal and should be held to as strict an
account. Every one participating in this
matter is as guilty as Col. Neal.
If ono is to be prosecuted all .should bo.
They aro all particops orimlnis. Every
ono participating in tho division of
funds seems to have been Col. Neal's
BUporioi'8 in Oftloo, and, therefore, should
havo prevented the division. . lint in
stead of doing so they participated in it,
and became equally culpable with Col.
Neal. Hcnco/hoy should all be proso
^f.uMHftg?tkor. They wero elected and
paid to superviso tho business, and,
therefore, know, or ought to have known,
that Col. Neal bad no right to give them
tho State's property. All tho gang
should bo mado to feel that public ofllco
is a public trust.
Tho County of Florenco has bought a
portablo iron or steol cage, In which to
house and transport tho chaingang from
l>lnco to placo. It ii' about thirty feet
long, ten feet wide and about eight feet
high. It is portablo, and is well made.
Tho cago ?B provided with wire cots,
which aro swung m tho side of the cago.
Jt will accommodate about twenty-four.
It. A. Fowler, of Greenville, tho arm
less proachor and forger, now in tho pen
tontiary, has boen granted a peculiar
commutation of sontence. He presented
a petition signed hy numerous citizens,
in which it was asked that bo bo allowed
to servo tho romaindor of his sentence on
tho chaingang in Greenville county. Tho
commutation was granted, as il was not
regarded that thore was any diminution
Tho attention of our good friends in
Boston, who are always lashing them
selves into a fury over tho discrimina
tions against tho negro by tho white
man of the .South, is respectfully called
to thofapt that municipal ordinances in
tho G. A. H. town of Fitzgerald, Ga.,
forbids negroes tho privilege even of
residence. This town is owned and cor.
trolled ?exclusively by ox-Fedoral soldiers,
tho men who fought, bled and di rd for
tho emancipation of tho race that they
now dor.y the lowest of all privileges of
Citizenship to. This :,t verily a strange
world, and our Now England friends aro
tho strangest people in it.
A Dallas dispatch of the 'SM says a
"veritable hell" prevailed in North Texas
on that day. Tho thermometer registor
ed IOH degrees in the shade, breaking the
record. "The streets wero furnaces,
furn (turo in houses was hot to tho tom h,
horses fell dead with sunstroke, labor
was paralyzed and busbies almost, wholly
suspended. Even old shade trees wilted
under tho floreo rays of the sun." It is
positively asserted that tho cotton crop
in that and moro Northern countries is
practically destroyed, in some localities
tho yield not being more than a bale to
IN n d.pt ?vc IIIHO?ISCI
tlioimnnitfl have ll
.'md il?Vi't know ii. M
yon want ipilck results
y.'.ii can mirko no mistake by UMIIIK Dr. Kilmer's
Bwalnn-Root. lim ^icut kidney remedy, Al
driiKuLts In fifty rems mid one dollar ftlzPM. Sum
ido homo ny mull free- als?vAih|tlitGi lolling yon
how to Ana ont If yon nave kidney trouble,
Athlresu Jir. Kilmer & Co,, Jllnglinniloni N. V*.
AN OUTING IN THE MOUNTAINS OF
'MER RESORTS PE
AND MK. (j. A. STECK, OK CHARLESTON
HUCH-NE8DKD REST-THE LIMPID
On Thursday Inst at noon wo hastily
paoked our grip and stnrtod on a briof
trip to tito various mountain resorts
within easy roaoh of Widlmlla by private
conveyance Wo had for our traveling
companions Mr. G. A. Stook, of CharloB
ton, and Mr. J. A. Stook, tho juuior
mombor of tho Cowmen flrrn. "Jake"
wns tho faithful drivor, who hold tho
reins soouroly ovor a pair of Alexander's
blacks. Jooassoo and Whitewater woro
our ilrst objeotivo points.
Nightfall found us at tho hospitablo
homo of Mr. M. Nioholson, who is well
known to our readers, ns ho has sorvod
two tor ms as County Commissioner, and
is esteemed ono of Oconoo's boat oiti
zons. 3 toro wo enjoyed a few hours of
refreshing rostand started out carly Fri
day morning for a tramp through Jooas
soo Valloy, accompanied by Mr. D. F..
Nicholson. This valloy has long boon
noted for its beautiful sconory. Tho
limpid waters of Whitewater river dow
through it in a Southeasterly direotlon.
About two milos apart aro tho upper and
lowor falls. In boauty thoy aro sonrcoly
surpassed by any in tho Piedmont sec
tion, oven though thoy aro spokon of
less frequently. Wo munt confess that
wo woro agreeably surprised to find such
magnificent sconory within a five hours
ride of Walhalla. Wo liad novor boforo
boen i inpressed with tho fact that right
boro in Oconco county-almost at our
very door-exist mountains and valloys,
rivers and water fall.?, all combining and
constituting as lino sconory as tho oyo
need to behold. While viowing thosoono
and recalling how little wo havo ovor
heard or scon written about tho varied
natural attractions of this beautiful val
ley, wo were again romlndod: '"Tis dis
tance that lends enchantment to tho
view." Certain it is that both poisons
and things sometimos fail of recognition
and proper appreciation by reason
of closo proximity. "A prophot is
not without honor savo in his own
country and among his own poo
plo." In like manaor tho works of
nature aro not esteemed by us because
of their nearness and familiarly. Thoro
is little doubt that thoro aro thousands
of persons in distant cities who would
gladly spend tho sn minors in this valloy
if thoy only knew of its attractions.
Mut wo t hink tho timo is not far distant
when it will bo sought out and Us varied
natural resources laid under tributo to
tho health and happiness of manas novor
dreamed of heretofore. .
Friday afternoon and night wore spout
with Con. W. F. Ervlu at his summer
home on tho banks of tho Whitewater
river midway between thu falls. Hore wo
found a jolly company of young mon
from (?reenvide, S. C., and LaCross, Ga.
They bad spout a weok and woro loud in
sounding tho praises of their host and
the pleasures they had c..joyed. In the
afternoon wo joined thom in a ground
hog chase. For an hour excitement ran
high as "Now York" and "Jnko" deftly
handled tho spado in digging thc hog
out ed his hole in tho ground. Finally
their work was rewarded and tho hog
located. The climax was reached when
the faithful dogs "Mill" and 'Moo" wore
lot into the hole, and such a dog-and-hog
fight as thou ensued is ra roi y scon. But
thc bog got the worst of lt, and ho was
soon lying Ump and lifeless on tho bank
of his home, which ho had doubtless
Iiitbcrto regarded as secure from tho
assaults of man or boast, Tho reador
has doubtless often heard of "tho ground
bog caso ?" After this chaso wo caught
anew tho force of tho expression and its
fitness for portraying a dead sure thing.
Refreshing sleep Friday night rcnowod
our strength for tho activities of tho
new day. Bright and early wo started
on a squirrel hunt. Wo had gone about
a quarter up tho valloy whoa wo were
recalled by tho repeated cries of "Jake"
on t hc bank of tho livor at tho watering
place below tho biidgo: "lloro! hore 11
come her?! ! como boro! quick!" lt was
ovidont that ho was in a high stato of
excitement Just a fow niomonts before
wo bad loft him attending to his mules
'?s calm and contented as a darkey on a
mountain jaunt could bc. Mut if ho had
boon set npon by a hand of outlaws and
a demand made for his mules or bis lifo,
ho could not havo screamed moro vo
ciferonly. Wo rushed to his rcscuo as
speedily as possible lind when wo got in
calling dislanoo "Jake" mot us with
holli hands up and eyes as big as sau
cers, crying, "Mucki buck!! Did you
seo him V I had watered do mulos, and
den was stoopin down washin my face
and hans, when, all at once, I beared
somin splasin down do ribor, ohoogl
choogll I looks up, and whats you
rocin ? A great big buck with horns dis
wide (extending his arms and haiuls
nearly throe foot) jis cum bopin down
do middle of tho liber. Ito cum in ton
steps uv mo, and I smacks my hans
and ho turns and runs back up do ribor
a peace and out a cross do Hold dis way."
At first wo woro rathol- skeptical and
thought "Jnko's" eyes must bo in eclipse
or olso ho was playing a hugo joko on
us. Mut tho dogs woro called and soon
put on tho track, and a lively chaso was
had for a fow miles. His track was plain
ly seen along tho banks of tho river, but
ho succeeded in making .safe his escapo
after scaring "Joko" out of a year's
.1 A i< 1: A NU TUR ?eca
parted company, but thoy will alway? bo
recalled as an interesting incident of our
visit to Whitewater.
BAPPJItUH, N. t).
At nine o'clock on .Saturday morning
A tired woman, Just as much as a sick
! and ailing one, needs Dr. I'iorco's Favor
ite Proscription, that builds up,
strengthens, and invigorates tho ontiro
female system. It regulato? and pro
motes all tho proper functions of woman
hood, improves digestion, enriches tho
blood, dispels aches and pains, melan
choly and nervousness, brings refreshing
sleep, and restores health and strength,
lt's a powerful restorative tonic and
soothing nervine, made especially for
1 woman s needs, and for years was sold
' under a positive giiarantoe as a remedy
for woman's wonkiiosscs and ailmonts.
In all 'Tomato complaints and Irregu
larities, it will fully sustain tho good
! rope talion herotofor'o won by lt,
NORTH CAROLINA-FAMOUS 81
, ENJOYING A GOOL CLIMATS AND A
WATERS OK WHITEWATER RIYKR.
wo atartod ovor tho mountains to "Sap
phire, N. 0., a distance of niuo milos.
The drlvo was mado 'by half-past oloveu.
Wo stopped for diunor and to tako in the
sights ?ib.mt and around this famous re
sort, willie both nature ami art have
combined in portrayal of tho boautiful.
Tho Toxaway- Company, under tho su
pervision of Mr. J. F. Hoyos, as general
manngor, havo workod wonders in trans
forming tiioso rugged mountain sides
into voritabJo bowors of boanty. Two
lanzo nrtifloial lakes have boon formed
by building high dams across dcop ra
viuos. Splondid roads hnvo boon out
around thom and to othor poiuts of inte
rest on tho proporty. Two largo hotols
havo boon built and aro now full of
guests. Tho hotels aro about two milos
apart and furnish accommodations for
guests at prices ranging from two dollars
por day upward.
This wns our Jlrst trip ovor tho now
road to Snppbiro, of which so muoh lins
boon said in tho last yoar. Wo think it
in destined to bocomo ono of tho princi
pal mountain roads in our county and
hopo soon to soo it muoh improved. It
is plain that tho portion of tho now
road in Oconco is not near so good as
tho portion in North Carolina, which was
built by tho Toxaway Company uudor
tho direction of Mr. Hayes. Most of-tho
grado on our ond is very good, but in
places it could bo improved, and thou
tho road bod itsolf is badly in need of
moro work. With this ond of tho road
put in first class condition, and a now
road loading from Jooassoo Valloy out in
tho direction of Mr. M. Nicholson's and
tapping this road, tho facilities for travel
in this section would bo vastly improved,
and that, too, afc a saving of work and
oxponso in keeping up about eight milos
of Btoop and rooky mountain road that
could bo abandonod by tho construction
of about four milos of now road on an
oasy grado. But moro of this anon.
Saturday afternoon wo drovo from
Sapphire to Highlands, n distance of
oightoon milos through Cashier's Valloy
and over tho mountains. This was ono
of tho most delightful drives on tho
wliolo trip. A light rain had fallon, tho
sun was behind a cloud, tho temperature
was pleasant and tho sconory grand.
Evory turn in tho road was liko tho turn
of a kaleidoscope, soino now scono was
presented, and all of exquisito beauty
and intense interest.
mo it LAN ns, N. e.
Saturday night and Sunday woro spout
at Highlands. When wo loft Walhalla
the temperature was 1)2 dogrees and on
roaching boro wo folt quito chilly in a
temperature of (13. On Sunday a mini
mum of MO with a maximum of 72 mado
heavy clothos comfortable. Highlands
luis long boon famous as a sunnnor re
sort, and justly so. With an allitndo of
0,800 foot, and a temperature unexcelled,
it is known far and near as ono of tho
vory finest places to spend tho sunnnor.
At present ox-Sccrotary of Stato Day,
now a Federal Circuit J migo, is ono
among tho distinguished guests of tho
season. Ho ii; also woll known as ono of
tho Commissioners of tho United Statos
who took part in framing tho protocol
with tho Spanish Commissioners, ceding
tho Philippines to tho United Statos, and
concluding tho tonus of poaco whoroby
tho recent war with Spain was onded
ant", tho prosont wnr against tho Fili
pinos started. It will bo rccogni/.od at
once that ho has traveled nvtomdvoiv
and knows something of tho climates of
different places and countrios. Ho is
understood as expressing groator dolight
with tho olimate hore than any placo ho
has ever visited, and it is not surprising
that wo hear his opinion frcoly quoted.
This is our second visit to Highlands and
thoro can bo no question of tho rarity of
tho atmosph?re and tho salubrity of tho
olimato, Its sconory is also attraotivo
and high mountains abound.
Our host on Hus occasion was Mr.
David Norton, who has relatives in Wal
halla and many friends inO?onoo. Hero
wo had tho plcasvu o of mooting Capt.
John W. Daniels who was tho honored
and efficient Clork of Court of Andorson
for twenty years. On Sunday a birthday
dinner was spread in honor of his sixty
sixth birthday and Mr. Norton's sixty
11 ftl?. This is tho 8th timo they havo thus
eolobrated their birthdays. On tho pro
t'ont occasion it happened that tho birth
days of two of the guests wove also eolo
brated, viz: Mrs. A. M. Hrinsmado, of
(heat Harrington, Mass., widow of a
prominent Presbyterian minister, who
bad attained her Bovontioth birthday,
and Miss Flsio Thompson, of Charleston,
S. C., whoso birthday wo felt a delicacy
in inquiring, notwithstanding her ox
FRANKLIN, N. V,
This is our second visit to Franklin,
tho county scat of Macon, ono of tho best
counties in Wostorn North Caroline. Wo
lind it a beautiful town of six hundred
inhabitants, situate on tho banks of tho
Tcnnoss?o river, ano enjoying a tmiquo
position in a fortilo valley. Sovoral nico
brick buildings stand on oithor BUIO of
Main street, and tho wholo placo pro
sonts an air of piospority. A largo rollor
(louring mill has recently boon put up,
and is said to bo doing a good business.
Thoro aro a number of elegant residences,
and tho people aro ovidently happy and
Mr. W. A. Curtis is tho aldo ortitor of
tho franklin press, an up-to-date weekly
nowspapor. Ho was not at homo, but
wo met him at (?layton, and found him
to bo a gentleman of ploasant address.
We spout tho night with Mr.
D. Cunningham, who onco lived in Wal
halla, and has many frlnnds in this Stato.
Ho inquired especially oftor nomo of bis
former friends. Ho kesps a nico house,
and in popular with tho traveling public.
Ho still owns a lot of fino horses, and
loves to talk of their good points as woll
as in ?ho days of yoro. Ho knows how
to adorn a tale, and ho gave us quito a
lot of provincial incidents and anecdotes,
recounting his oxporionccs as a moun
taineer. Ono wo sanod down as a good
snako story. On .. ride from Franklin t'>
Highlands ho killed sovonty-six rattle
snakes, and lt was not a good day for
Buakos, oithor. Wh'onovor . tao reader
may bo iu Franklin, bo Bure to cal) on
Mr. Cunningham and bavo him toll yon
about his snako killing, niu' tko location
of tbo biggOHt dor of rattl CHU alcoa in tho
world. Hut time forbids UH tarrying
longer here, oud we pursu/o, our journey
> CLAYTON, GA.
Tho drlvo through tho Tmmossoo Val
loy add Rabun Gap on a olear day pre
sente mauy interesting sights. This is a
lino farming sootlon. Thore aro many
good farms along this route, and the
landa are rioh and productivo. Corn,
wboat aud hay aro tho principio crops.
The i armors aro manifestly woll-to-do.
A groat many llvo in largo two-story
houses, nlooly painted and tho prom
isos beaut ?tied.
Arriving at Clayton, tho oapital of Ka
inui, .we found tho Superior Court in
sossion, with Judgo J. B. Estes, of
Gainesville, prosiding. This afforded us
an opportunity of mootiug many of tho
representativo oitizous Of Kabun from
vario us Bootions of tho oounty. Ono does
not have to talk with thom long to dis
cover tho - hard horse BOUSO of thone
sturdy utouuta!noora. Tboy aro of the
kind that is tho bait of thc earth, a nd
Kabun olaims tho birthplaoo of many
mon of renown in ohuroh and Stato,
among thom hoing ono of tho greatost
jurists' of tho South, and an Ex-Chief
JUBtioo Of tho Supremo Court of tho
State. Boiug court wook wo had thc
pleasure of mooting many mombors of
tho bar of tho North East Ciroult,
among whom woro Hon. W. A. Ohartors,
of Dahlonega, Solicitor Gouoral of thi?
Cirruit, who ?B a terror to ovil doors ; II
H. Boan, Ilubort Estos, W. F. Findley,
Gninesvillo ; Chas. L. Boss, J. J. Bow
don, G. P. Erwin, Clarkosvillo; ox-Judgo
J. J. Kinsey, J. W. Underwood, isaac
Oaks, Clovolaud ; A. G. MoCurry, Hart
woll ; John J. Striclkand, Robt. Mo
Millhui, Caloway Edwards, Athone ; W.
S. Paris and Robt, tiamby, Clayton.
Robt. J. Swain, of Gainesville, a relativo
by marriage of our Mr. J. \V. Sholor, is
tho oifloiont stenographer of tho court,
A ubiquitous nowspapor man also find
a homo boro, and wo formed tho acquain
tance of Col. J. A. Roynolds, odltor and
proprietor of tho Clayton Tribuno, a
noway journal oightoon months old. Ho
desorvos woll at tho hands of tho pooplo
of Rabun, and wo hopo to hoar of his
venturo mooting with abundant, nuocoss,
Our monis woro takon at tho Wall Houso,
kopt hy Miss Blancho Wall, whoso hos
pitable ontortnlnmont has booomo pro
vorbial. Rooms for tho night aro fur
nished at tho delightful homo of Dr. J.
C. Do vor, who is recognized as ono of tho
foremost physicians of Northeast Geor
Wo found at both Franklin anil Clay
ton much enthusiasm ovor tho proposed
Black Diamond railroad. Givon good
railroad facilities this section would soou
bo '.coining with varied industries, and
ita rich and varied natural rosourccs
WOUld bo dovolopod ill a manner lit bio
dreamed of now.
A throe hours' drive across tho hills
puts us at Tallulah Falls, where a fow
hours aro spout, and wo board tho train
for ho mo, arriving at Walhalla at half
past six o'clock Tuesday evening.
During an outing of llvo days wo Hat
tor onrsolvos that, wo saw as much of
"Tho Ovor Hills of Ottaray" as it is pos
siblo to roach in so slim I a timo. Somo
linguistic antiquarian has lately boon
studying tho Cborokoo tongue, and has
givon to tho press tho name of ' Ottaray,"
as descriptivo of tho region generally
known as tho "Piedmont." This is an
old Indian name, which has rccontly boon
rocovorod. Wo aro told that in 17(10
"Ottaray" simply meant "Highlands."
Tho name scorns to havo struck a respon
sive cord and has como to stay. All lov
ers of tho beautiful in nat ure and names
aro appealed to in bohalf of "Tho Ovor
Hills of Ottaray" as tho uamo of those
pleasant altitudes forovor horoaftor. So
lot it bo. n. T. J.
Iii glass. That's tho way Dr. Piorco's
Pleasant Pcllots como. And it's a moro
important point than you think. It
keeps thom always frosh and reliable,
unlike tho ordinary pills in cheap wooden
or pasteboard boxes. Thoy're \ ut nj* in
a bottor way, and tboy act in a bottor
way. than tho hugo, old-fashion pills.
No griping, no violonco, no reaction
afterwood that sometimes loaves you
worso off than before. In that way, tboy
euro permanently. Sick hundacho, bili
ous headache, constipation, indigestion,
bilious attacks, and all derangement a Of
tho livor, Btomaoh and bowols aro pre
vented, roliovcd, and cured. They're
tiny, sugar-coated granules, a compound
of refined and conc?n tratod vogotablo
oxtracts-tho smallest in B?ZO, tho oasiost
Tho Porll ol Franco.
Tho gonoral demoralization of tho
prosont ruling clasB in Franco scorns to
bre?me more mid more pi omi noni, US the
Dreyfus trial progresses.
At first tho world was moved hy sym
pathy for thc imprisoned captain. It
was holioved that ho had boon tho vic
tim of an unjust combination of circum
stances, and that a now trial would make
all this plain. The suicido of
Houri was tho first intimation of no
seriousness of tho question about to ho
Tho trial opened with tho looming up
of Labori as a skillful advocato. His
handling of an intricate question, his
fearlessness whon confronted by power,
and last of all, tho assassin's thrust,
mado of him thoforomost figuro.
Now Dreyfus and Labor! recodo from
viow, and it IK botrayod Franco whioh
bocomcs prominent. Mon emblazoned
in tho decorations of public sorvico stop
up on tho witnosB stand to como down
in dlsgraco, oaoh ono acknowledging
simm part in tho porlldy which makes
Franco blush with shamu I
It is a torrlblo ordoal through which
tho ropuhlio is going. All of her public
Idols havo boon sbatterod so that noth
ing short of now men and a rolontloss
surgeon*M knife can savo hor.-Atlanta
Tho Rev. W. B. Costloy, of Stockhi idgo,
Ga., whilo attending to his pastoral
duties at Ellonwood, that Stato, was at
tacked by eholora morbus. lin says:
"Hy chance 1 ha ppenod t o got hold Ol a
bottlo of Chamberlain's Collo, Cholera
and I liai i lura Kerned y, and I lld nh it
was tho moans of saving my lifo. It re
lieved mo at once. For salo by J. W.
Boll, Walhalla; W. J. Lunney, Sonoca;
H. If. '/immorman, Westminster.
Killian in Lexington.
RISHTON, August 27.- James Attaway
was shot and klllod hy John McLood on
Sunday ovonlng. Tho two woro good
friends up to within a fow minutos of tho
killing. Whiskoy was at tho bottom of
tho wholo afffilr. McLeod surrendered
himself to tho sheriff this morning and
is now safoly in jail at Loxington 0. H.
?? ? ---?
Congressman Thomas H. Rood has
tendered hi? i esignal ion to lake client
mk. . r,i . '3.
THE ROUNDUP U?LE PRESS.
Benelili to Farmers aiid dinners Donmnslia
tod in Operation.
Mr. T. W. P? tb, of Huntsville, Ala., is
president of tho Wost Huptsvillo Cotton
Mill, and operates at the same place ono
of tho largest ginning plauts in tho coun
try. He lias boon ruting tho roundlap
balo for two years, ?ud expects to put
up 8,000 to 10,000 hales of 1500 pound?
eaoh during the coming soason. Mr..
Pratt has also organised companies for
building two vory largo roundlap halo
plants at TuBoaloosa and Domopolls,
Ala., and estimates that ho will haudle
at these two points this year 30,000 to
40,000 halos of 260 pounds each, or tho
equal of 15,000 to 20,000 squaro halos.
In a lotter to tho M ann fae turor's Kocord,
giving his oxporionoe with his Hunts
ville plant, ho soys:
"We aro glnnors aud ootton manufao
turors, and oporato ton ?O-saw gins and
four pressen. Por two yoars WO have
operated roundlap balo proseos of tho
American cotton Co. Tho <ilrat year wo
handlod 2,200 600 pouud halos. This year
with a good orop iu this vioinity, wo ox
poot to put up 8,000 or 10,000 bales. Cur
oxporionco.bas boon most satlsfaotory,
both from a ginnor's and a manufac
turer's standpoint, and tho faot that wo
havo so largely Inoroasod our business is
ampio oviduuoo that the plantera aro well
satisfied. Tim universal opinion ex
pro8sod hy all eustomors is that they ate
moro than satisflod. And why should
thoy ho othorwiso ? Wo gin and com
press for $1 and pay tho plantors ono
oighth cont promium on thoir crop, or
it wo buy in tho seed, as is now tho rulo
boro, wo pay thom on this basis, and thoy
soil thoir load and get spot casli for it,
thus saving much labor formerly neces
sary. Undor tho old process thoy paid
$3 for ginning, mado a trip to tho gin
with thoir load, generally had to loavo lt
aud wait several days for ginning, and
then made a sooond trip for tho ootton
and seed and anothor trip to market. In
tho spring wo furnish thom sood at tho
Bftmo prico wo paid whoo ginning was
dono, and choy oro thou suro of gGttlng
good sood for planting, and only what
thoy want, llonco there is no. waste.
Any plaid er who has dealt with us will
oortify to tho fact that ho can bettor
afford to haul ootton twonty to thirty
miles to our gins rath or than gin noar
homo, with '*?o extravagant old-fash
ionod motho. Ho can not only Bavo
timo, but make money by so doing, and
goto paid for all tho cotton ho brlugs,
whothor ho sells at onco or holds his
orop. l?o also appreciates tho saving in
having tho halo samplod onco hiBtoad of
many timos, and ho futhor understands
that ho gots a bottor grado than ho docB
on tho old o mntry gins, owing to tho
.superior mnohiuory itaod for cleaning,
oto. So nundi for tho plantor.
"Now lot us soo how tho giunor stands.
First, ho can gin, cover and compress GOO
pounds of lint in eight minutes, using a
good outlit of flvo 70-saw gliiB to tho
press, and can do bottor witli a larger
battery. This can bo dono at a cost not
oxcooding forty couts all told, whilo tho
old process costs him not loss than $1.26
inoluding bagging and tics. In enso tho
ginuor wants to sbuy and soil cotton on
his own account, most of tho railroads
of tho South will allow bim compress
fros of oight and ono-hnlf couta por
hundred weight, or forty-two and ono
balf cents por halo. If ho wants to soil
his cotton to tho American Cotton Co.,
lt allows him a premium of $2.25 por
halo ovor tho value of tho samo cotton in
square halos at his locality, thus giving
him $1.25 aftor paying royalty of twonty
couts por hundred weight for tho uso of
tho press, mainton nco of tho samo and
rogular inspections. Tho gin plant can
bo run with loss labor and loss cost of in
suranco than tho old systom, and if cot
ton is stored, four times as much can bo
placod in tho samo room.
"Thoro is no chanco of mixing halos or
samples, owing to tho porfoot systom in
uso, and no ohnnco of losing cotton by
country damage, as water will not por
moato tho halo, owing to all air hoing ex
cluded in baling. Tho streot buyor, snm
plor and cotton t-hiof, owing to complote
covering, havo no chanco to got thoir
'auger in,' to uso a common expression,
as thors ia no nocossity for cutting tho
covoring undor tho Amorican Cotton
Co.'s sampling systom.
"From a manufacturer's standpoint,
tho advautagosof tho aystom aro too nu
merous to menl inn, hut the host ovidoneo
of tho advantages derived hy tho mills is
that cotton linds a ready salo at a good
promium over tho square halo, and now
mills aro now hoing orcotod which will
do away with halo breakers, oponing lap
pors, otc. Thoro is no necessity for mid
dlomon, ns tho mills can buy direct from
glnnors or from tho Amorican Cotton
Co., and bc suro of getting what is or
"Tho warohouBoman who has handlod
tho roundlap bale is loud in his praises.
Ho lins no 'turtlo baoks' to handle, no
lost ties to replace, no damaged bulos to
pick and inspect, and ho knows that tho
weight stamped plabiely upon the bur
lap covering is tho actual weight of tho
bale, and will not vary. Ho oan bandi o
to tho mills, load in cars or on wagons
with half tho holp formorly required,
and his warohouso is not littered up with
cotton and dirt, as undor tho old systom.
Tho howl of tho middlemen, 'town crop'
hamlin a, compress stockholders and op
orators Is but natural and oxpootod, ns
thoy aro hurt, and badly hurt. Hut who
can blame thom for trying to got up com
bines, compress trusts, rogulationized
pros? boxes, laws to provont tho opera
tion of tho round halo systom, and for
tolling all kinds of stories about hard
coros (which do not exist), otc? If thoy
did not see the handwriting upon tho
wall thoy would not bo so vigorous in
thoir olTorts. Hut to tho produoors, gin
uors, carriors and coiiHumors, tho only
four parties who aro interested, the situ
ation ?B entirely difforcnt, and especially
to tho producor, who, by reason of tho
low prico of cotton, Is eompollcd to adopt
now and cheaper methods or givo up tho
fight. Tho now Bystom lins como at a
time whoo tho plantor most needed it,
and those who havo taken advanlago of
tho systom aro froo to state that but for
tliia improved niothod and it? economiz
ing advantages it would bo Impossible
for tho cotton planter to continuo on tho
.-.-. - - ?.-.
Aro grand, but skin eruptions rob lifo
bf Joy. Hucklen'fi Arnica Salvo euros
thorn; also old, running and fovor sores,
ulcers, bolls, felons, corns, warts, cuts,
bruisos, burns, scald1, chapped hands,
obilblains, host pilo ouro on onrth.
Drives out pains and solios. Curo guar
anteed. Sold by all druggists. Only
2?Tcont? a box.
This your's South Carolina tobacco
orop will amount to flftooti to twonty
million pounds. >Tho prico up to dato
has ranged from 4\to 20 cont? a pound.
ACTS OENTIY ON THE
F .?ANSES THE SYSTEM
OVERCOMES Xjtfi? W?HSSS?
eur THE oENv/iNt * MArtT'O ey
(AUfcKNIA F?C XYRVP?S
fon SAU iy< Ml D\ur':'M.'> POW SOC I ll! S I III.
A WARRANT FOR MR.SNEAL,
Ex-8uporintcndonl of tho Stato Penitentiary,
Has Boon Issued and Scnrto Pickons.
COLUMBIA, August 20.-A oriminnl
warrant was to-day forniardod to Piokons
oounty to bo served against Col. NV. A.
Neal, former Superintendent of tho
Stato Penitentiary. It is tho result of
tho investigation which has boon iu pro
gress for somo limo.
Tho history of tho caso IB contempo
raneous and thoro ls no uso to roitorato
Tho affidavit to tho warrant was madel
by Chairman Cunningham, of tho Hoard
of Directors. Tho warrant wno taken
out through Magistrato J. M. Smith, of
Columbia, and consequently tho prelimi
nary bearing will bo held in this county,
and tho caso will bo tried boro, unless a
ohangojof vonuo bo asked for and granted.
Tho caso was brought in this county bo
cnuBO it is alleged that tho misdoings,
if any, wero committed In this county.
It was uncertain what would bo tho
natuio of tho indictmont, whothor it
would bo for ombozzloinont, misappro
priation of funds, malfeasance in of?ioo
or somothiug of that sort. Attornoy
Genoral Bollinger, aftor going thoroughly
ovor tho case, carno to tho conclusion
that tho proper indictmont would bo
"for failure to turn over to his successor,"
within thirty days aftor retiring from
office, public funds in his custody,"
It is stated that undor this chargo a
former ofticor in Lexington county wns
convicted and that tho law docs not con
tomplato that tho ofllcor should ho asked
for tho turning ovor of funds of which
he has chargo, and that it is Iiis duty to
turn ovor all funds in hi,s kooping or for
which ho is responsible without any ono
asking for it. lt is probablo that tho
warrant will bo served in Easloy on Mon
day and that Col. Neal will como to Co
lumbia Monday or Tuesday for tho pre
liminary, which will very likoly bo
waived, and thou Col. Neal will givo bond
in Columbia for bis appcaranco at tho
next term of Court in this county.
Tho caso, will no doubt attract very
considerable attontion on account of its
uniqueness and tho complexity of tho
Col. W. A. Neal was arrested on Tuos
day in Pickons county by Constable J. J.
Roach and carried to Columbia. Ho
waived examination and gavo bond for
his appcaranco for trial at tho Court of,
Genoral Sessions for Richland county in
tho sum of ?8,500. It is understood
that thoro will bo other warrants in tho
matter hoforo many moro days.
About ono month ago my child, which
is fifteen months old, had an attack of
diarrhoea, accompanied by vomiting. I
gavo it such remedios as aro usually
given in such cases, but as nothing gavo
rolief wo sont for a physician, and it was
undor his caro for a weok. At this timo
tho child had hoon sick for about ton
dayB, aiul was having about twonty-llvo
operations of tho bowols ovory twolvo
hours, and wo wore convinced that unless
it soon obtained roliof it would not live
Chamberlain's Colic, Cholora and Diar
rhoea Romcdy was recommended, and I
docided to try it. I soon noticed a chango
for tho hotter. Hy its continued uso a
complete euro was brought about, and it
is now porfectly healthy.-C. L. Hoc?;?,
Stumptown, Gilmor county, W. Va. For
Balo by J. W. Hell, Walhalla; W. J. Lun
ney, Soncca; H. II. Zimmerman, West
SOME BULLISH NEWS.
Impression Brows that IMotll's Estimate is Too
Tho opinions of Charleston cotton mon,
published in tho Nows and Courier BOV
oral days ago, diseountonanolng tho esti
mate of Neill, aro receiving substantiation
ns reports como in from all ovor tho cot
ton States. Cotton mon in thlsjcity, par
ticularly tho bulls, and thoy aro largely
in the majority, can find no foundation
for Neill's Rguros in tho roports from
South Carolina and Georgia, or, for that
matter* in tho gonoral roports. The
opinion is entertained boro that Nolll
ha? allowed personal onds to bias his
judgmont. Ho is recognized as ono of
tho foremost, if not tho foremost, boar
In tho South, and it would ho strictly to
hi? porsonat gain for a vory largo orob to
roach tho market and for tho prico to go
I down in conscquonco.
Prico, McCormick ?VT CO. liavo rocolvcd
j replies from Ol responsible Arms and in
dividuals throughout tho cotton States,
which indicnto that tho orop production
ha? suffered a rcduotlon of about 20 por
cont. Tholr correspondents roport a re
duction or damage of anywhoro from 10
to 00 por cont.
Tho States from which roplios were rc
coived aro Alabama, North Carolina,
Mississippi, Georgia, Arkansas, Texas,
South ( 'si ulina and Tonnessoo,
Louisiana, according to responses, is
tho only Stato whore tho yiold will bo
equal to last year. A tologram received
from Now Orlenns Wcdnosday evening
said : "Crop in our sootion perfect.
Georgia, North Carolina, Toxas, Arkan
sas, South Carolina, Tonnessoo and somo
sootions of Mississippi roport dnmago by
hot winds.-Nows and Courier, August
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL at Seneca, S.
C., "will begin MONDAY, SEPTEM
BER' 4TU. ;
All tho patron8 ot tho School aro |
urged to havo tholr children attend at |
Tlio School will bo i aught by three ex
poriouood teachers. Tho Collogo Pre
paratory Department will bo in ohnrgo
Of tho Principal.
Thoro will bo no charges during tho
terra Of tho Public School.
J. E. WARD, A. B., Principal.
August 81, 1800. 86-88
Notice to Debtors and
ALL porsons indobtod to tho estate
of H. D. "Roohestor, docoasod, aro
horcl? uotillod to muko paymout tc tho
'undersigned, and all porsons having
claims ogainst said estate will present
tho samo, duly attostod, within tho timo
prosoribod by law or be barred.
Administratrix of tho Estato of H. D.
I-ostOfllco Address: Antun, S, C. .
August 81, ?80Q. 35-30
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
COUNTY OF OCONKK. f
IN THE COURT OF PROBATE.
By D. A. Smith, Esq., Judgo of Probate
WutuuAs, D. J. D. Riohoy has mado
suit to mo to grant hor letters of
administration of tho personal estate of
and offeots of John T. Riohoy, do
Theao aro, thoroforo, to cito and ad
monish all and siugulnr tho kindred and
oroditors of tho said John T. Riohoy,
deceased, that thoy bo and appear
before mo, in tho Court of Probato, to bo
hold at Walhalla Court House, S. C., on
Friday, Soptombor 161b, 1800, aftor pub
lication thereof, at llo'olookln tho fore
noon, to show oauso, if any thoy havo, I
why tho said Administration should not
Glvon under my hand this 25th day of
August Anno Domini 1800.
?-A-O D. A. SMITH,
I L,S. > Judgo Probato for
( ~v~~ ) Oconoo county, S. C.
Published on tho Slot day of August,
1800, in tho Koowoo Courior. 86-80
J. H. DARBY,
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
COUNTY OV OCONKK. J
IN COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
PURSUANT TO DECREE OF THE
AFORESAID COURT, In tho oaso
mentioned bolow, I will offer for salo,
to tho highost bidder, in front of tho
Court House, at Walhalla, S. C., on
MONDAY, tho 4th day of Soptombor,
1800. it hoing Salosday, between tho
legal boura of salo, tho tract of land
hoi ow described:
In tho caso of Wm. J. Stribliug, Plain
tiff, against Martha Williams ot al.,
AM. that picco, pared or tract of
land, sit?ale, lying and hoing in tho
County of Oconoo; Stato of South Caro
lina, in tho town of Wost Union, hoing
tho lot formerly owned by James J.
Hooper, fronting on Main streeton South
eldo thoroof, ono hundred and ton foot,
running back samo width to Carolina
stroot, containing ono and one-quarter
acres, moro or loss, hoing tho samo con
voyed to E. D. Willia ms by Richard
TERMS : Cash. Purchaser to pay for
papers. , j
J. W. HQLLEMAN,
Mastor for Oconoo county.
August 10, 1800. 32-35
YOU givo your house, and farm a good
oloaning up ovory spring. Why not
give yourself -mc, too? Your systom
needs it aftor going through tho bad win
tor season as muon as your house does.
Wo havo tho Medicino that does tho
work, and does it well, too. It contains
in ovory bottlo all of tho best Drugs
known to bo useful as systom-ronovators.
(Jomo and soo. and lot us show it to you,
and common sonso will do tho rest.
All it costs is 50o. and 00c. a hollie.
Yon can't afford to do without it.
And if you aro just gotting ovor tho
grip wo can holp you In that, too.
lt costs us notlung to show you our
Medicines-in fact, wo tako ploasuro
I always in doing it.
SENECA, S. C.
I have removed to
the ReidStore with
my stock of Staple
and Fancy Grocer
ies, all new and
Also, Dry Goods,
&c. All of which
will be sold at the
price for Cash.
Gome and see me
and you will not
H. A. H. GIBSON.
August 10, 1800,
LADIES* ANO CHILDREN'S
A PEW PAIRS LEFT,
Ask to ROO om- Ludios' Dongoln Hulton
Shoo for 7?>o. It is tho host bargain in
Also, our Mon's Brogans at tl.
Don't forget us whon in noon of Shoos,
for wo arc crowded on them, and will
cortatnly soil thom right.
Wo also carry a good lino of Leather
and Shuok Collars, and Collar Pads to
Mowing Blades, Nails, Horno and Mulo
Shoes and Nails.
Domostio Dry Goods and Notions.
NICE LINE COVERED LUNCH BAS
KETS FROM 5c;. TO 2?O. EACH.
HEAVY GROCERIES-CORN, BRAN,
&o,, ?fcc, Ac,
Dring us your Rue .vax, Dry and Green
Hides and all Country Produce. Wo pay
tho highest market price-cash or har tor.
La Ca GRAIO9
WALKALLA, S. C.
ir. G. C. Probst,
Walhalla, S. C.
Ofllco two Doors East of Bank,
HOURS : 8.30 A. M. TO 1 1*. M. AW 2 TO 0
March 24, 1808.
TSTotico of Filial Set
tlemont uri ?I JT>i?
NOTICE ls herehy given that tlio un
dersigned will mako applioation to
D. A. Smith i Esq.. Judgo of Prohato
for Oconco county, in tho St ato of South
Carolina, at his ofllco at Walhalla Court
House, on Monday, tho 25th day of Sop
tomhor, 1800, at 11 o'clock In tho fore
noon, or ns noon thereafter as said appli
cation can ho heard, for leavo to mako
Anal sottlomont of tho estate of Monroe
Oilnioro, deceased, and final dischnrgo
aa Executor of said estate.
C. R..D. BURNS, i
Executor of Estatoof Monroo Gilmoro,
August '2-1, 1809. :!1 ;i7
JOB WORK I