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VOL. XX
WEDNESDAY MORLING JANUARY 26. 1370: , ?O 3S.
Tl mo o ???!.. JB4 Doa? Fer? nie?.-Vir?.
DEVOTED TO LITERATURE, MORALITY AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.
The Suinter Watchman
{?SHTADLI81?E? IN I860.)
B'/KUV WKUNKNDAY ITCrtBNlIMtJ
AT SUMTER, 8. 0.? ?Y
(iltBKWT & FLOWERS.
Terms
.$3 00
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, nvHllTIrtB U BNTri inrericd .< tb? rut?
WSWi OOLLAB AND FIFTY CUNTS Per
''"f? the Bret, ONU- DOLLAR for th?
* IT ?nd FIFTY CUNTS fur ?net? fubnequwit
, ,,'imi for imv |>erif<tl led* ?Imo three months
"rt il ITU Alt IBS, T lt I BUT BS OF K BS F BOT
I All BOMiiiiUtilenllOMi1 willoh subserve priv?te
j*'r^,ti, will hepitl'l "?r nu n^hrerUBCiiient?.
^'?N INcibliN'?*OW%UH WAU.
lu Ibo toiler pori of tho your 1802, I
*Rii??NinK ??? l'red? ricksburg, Vu.,
with uiy mot ber, an old ludy suffering
fruui u eimiplieutcd.form ot* sp?uul dis*
ease, willoh hud coofinod ber to her bcd
for ti very loug period. Tho doctors
pronounced lier cane hopeless, und in
jjeud, ibero were limes wheo the (dight*
tar nii^e in tho room, or the feeblest
effort io move, biouuht upuu lier auch
parwxy.MO* ul ptiiu us were heart reuding
10 witness. ... . i,
Wu lived completely alone, tu u small
cou?"? in the buburba, oot u relotivo or
nrjiictor near us, for my father hud long
been dead, und my two gallant brother?
bad loth l'alleu iu tho first buttle of
Mantises.
Wliile t li UH unfortunately situated,
thc neighborhood of Frederioksbug bo
cunio dit scene ot' hostilities. General
HuriMihi. willi nu immense loree,
appeared upon i he northern bank of thc
Hap|?ahau?iouk, and undeuvore? tu effect
a erasing ul ?he river.
borne time before, the main part of
tlio pui'tilutiuu of the town had deserted
it ; but my poor toother, more weak und
?ll (liai usual, could not be removed to
auy jili'oe ol safety.
Imagine our position, reader, if you
can I Two leoine women, with u .small
?keg ol'si ?lo biscuits to support us, left
without tho remotest, prospect of help,
in a city ulready under thu muzzles ol
?nearly a hundred and filly F?deral can
um;! A dull lethargy, like that of
despair, overpowered mc. I could only
listen, stupefied, tu the mouoiugs of the
iuvuliil, and to the frequent crushing
rolls of musketry lower dowu the river.
With thc Hight of hope, every vestige
of apprehension and fear seemed to have
left me. I was absolutely eenuin we
should boih perish, for, to abandon my
helpless pave ut, was u thought which
lever once entered my mind
Suddenly, nu tho morning of the 11th
of December, just us I was trying, after
a sleepless night, tu preparo some food
tur breakfast, tho dreaded bombardment
broke forth in all its fury.
\h, i; bas CHUM! ut last, and wc shall
sooa he ord of all our misery," said I.
stepping (juielly to the window, and
looking ont upon thu terrible scene. No
words could convey a picture of what I
(lien saw-I he air Glied with flame, uud
hissing with deadly missiles; the crash
of buildings crushed by round shot, and
torn upen by bursting shells; houses
momently catching fire, io every dirco
lion ; and what was moro horrible than
|dl tito rest, tin; frantic shrieks of the
women and children who, too lute, were|
seeking safely in II ??{ht.
As I stood by thc window-Ucavcu
knows how long, for I was dreadfully
fascinated by the spectacle-I wituessed I
what, even now, as I recall it, makes
tuc shudder.
A butcher's curt drawn by an immense
ercy horse, with a man driving it. und a
little buy holding fearfully to tho skins
of the man's coat, had just como rattling
into view. I had barely caught sight of
these figures, when a shell burst directly
under the animal's feet-or possibly two
of these missiles-for tho horse, the
vehicle, and the human beings in it,
were literally torn to pieces! I could
see the mangled limbs of thc poor boy
quivering on the side walk !
At once, and utterly, I lo*t all my
resolution. lu fact, [ must have fainted, j
since the next thing of which I wa>
conscious, was my mother's voice,
pitifully begging mc to answer her, and
say whether I had been wounded.
I staggered up from thc seaton which
I had fall?n, and attempted to re-assure
lier ; but. as may bo supposed, unsuccess?
fully. For a whole hour alter this wu
remained motionless in our chamber,
while tho firing uppcured to increase in
violence. Thc windows rallied like
skeleton boues, und thc very foundations
of the house trembled and shook at
every discharge
1 was fast becoming cain? again -
despairingly calm-when I beurd some
body walking up stairs, and then a
well known voice shouting our names.
11 was ubi Hobin, our negro servant,
whom I hud sent, the day before, imo
tho country, to seek for provisions. .My
father's .-.?ave und my grandfather's,
Kubin, how .seventy years of agc, but
tlinre athletic than many u young man,
had clung with pathetic devotion to the
poor remnants uf ?tho family;" as be
called u>. My heart leaped up when I
saw his limiest black face, and the
?Olion that wo might bc saved, aller all,
brought back nil my strength of will and
courage.
?Saved, but how? People in timos of
desperare danger, think quickly, and aro
opt lo resort to singular expedients.
b'lancing about thc room, my eyes fell
upon a larger, but exceedingly light
straw chair, which J had procured for
loy mother's convenience when she was
Mroog enough to sit up. Ah, a lucky
Conception ! Wo would wrap the in?
valid carefully in ft double set of blank?
ets, strap her gently to tho chair, and,
if she could enduro the pain of removal,
Hobin would take her on his back (she
was scarcely as heavy as a ohild,) and
leave thc city for tho first place of safely
?nat offered.
Hurriedly T proposed this plan to my
Woiner, who t<i my inexpressible relief,
accepted ii eagerly; Her palo face
flushed a little, and sho aotuaily looked
better at that moment, than i had seen
.cr look fur yours Tenderly, us if sho
>fid been a baby, Robin placed her in
tho chair, scouring hov frail person by
passing several cords and a broad strap
across her chest und knees, and lastly,
taking ih0 |,ur(]cn> w-,th no apparent
c ron upon his back, ho went down
?airs, bidding mo follow him.
?nt oh I that walk ol thrco miles,
nwt through thc burning streets of
i'redcricksburg, with thc roofs crashin?
Jbovo our heads, jots of firo darting bo
tween doors and windows, tho hiss of
balls, and tho peculiar singing of thc
great sheila aa they passed in curves ot'
Uume through thc thickening smoko ;
and then, these grouter dangora avoided
our plodding along tho country roads,
choked up by overthrown curriuges, and
scattered goods ot every description,
with hornea escaped from thoir owners,
galoping madly among the debris of many
a ruined homestead-can I ever forgot
it all-ever orase from memory tho
fright tul pi ct ur cs cf tint timo?
At lust we reached u farm house, thc
people of which were our friends* My
motlier, with exclamations ot'amazomcnt
from tho whole ' family, was taken at
onco to bod, but strange to say, she did
not socm ab all fatigued !
This delicute woman, who bud not
le lt her chamber, scarcely her couch,
fur years, hud braved thc horrors of a
bombardment in tho open strccts-ridden
ou a negro's back for throe or four mile
und yet hud not succumbed ! And, what
is more, from lhut night my mother's
health improved, until now, five yours
utter, I huvc .satisfaction of seeing her
seated comfortably near mo, and engag?
ed upon some delicute sewing-work, iu
tho very chair which formed so impor?
tant u puvt of thc rescue of December,
1862 ?
Her comparative recovery hus puzzled
thu faouliy, excepting ono physician of
acknowledged genius who dec?ales
it wits the most natural thing in the
world.
"Did you ever rend 'Littlo Dorrit,'
Miss Martha ? ho asked mc yesterday.
I replied that I had. "Well, then, re?
call that scone which represents Arthur
Clcuuum's mother under thu influence
of a grcut mental shock, throwing off
the parlysis of twenty years, and rushing
through the town to lind little Dorrit
and intreut his mercy I
"Ignorant critics laughed at Dickens
for introducing what they culled a tour
th:/bree, but Dickons, us usual, knew
what he was ubout. Such shocks, es?
pecially in nervous diseuses, act often
with the subtle force of galvanism, and
thc cases uro numerous where whal
you would have sworn must kill thc pa?
tient outright, resulta in a temporary,
and even in some cases (look ut your
mother) a permanent cure."
What meanwhile of old Hobin ? He
still lives with "the family," and iu his
hule old age delights to' repeat, to his
cronies thc minutest particulars of the
event of which he was thc unqucstiona
bte hero.
livery week ho gets more garrulous
concerning it, so that, in duo time, the
flight from Fcdericksburg promises, un?
der his creative fancy, to dcvclopc into
quite un 'Iliad of adventures !
A ?ocr o li's sToat v.
HY JUDGE ?Jr.AUK.
During my six weeks' attendance on
him now I. loamed to hate the old mis?
creant ? How often I regretted that it
was only bin arm and not his neck that
was broken ! Of eourso I was bound tu
do, and I did do all I could for my pa?
tient.
'?Only bring me around in time fur
tho wedding, doctor," was tho earnest
exhortation with which Ananias Skin?
ner was accustomed to greet mc on my
daily visits uf inspection. Ugh! how
repulsive he looked, ns he lay leering
und peering out of his wicked gray eyes,
his arms in splints and au ugly black
cap on his head.
The wedding ho wns so anxious about
was none other than his own. It would
have como off before, but un unlucky
pardon mo, I meant inst the reverse
slip upon un icy pa ..ment, resulting in
ti fractured bone, compelled an udjouru
mont.
It wus a shume, everybody said, that a
young girl like Alice (?ray should think
of mat ry i og a mnn of Mr. Skinners'
years.
lt was thc old case, people thought,
of youth and beauty making barter of
themselves for monoy j und many there
were t-> sneer ut, ai.d none to pity poor
Alico Gray, whose saddened look nod
drooping form betokened anything but u
heart at ease, or one filled with bright
anticipations of tho futuro.
"And ibero wns Herbert Bjuku to whom
she wus engaged, and who sailed two
years ago in a vessel never since heard
from-how could she forget him so ?
soon !" sighed tho dadiing Mrs. Jones,1
a widow of two months' standing, whose
grief was fairly inconsolable at thu
thought that it must bc kept up ten
mouths longer.
At first I was unohai ?table enough to
join in tho common opinion that in cou
trading a murringo necessarily so repug
nant to every feeling of maidenly deli?
cacy, Alico (Jray wns but engaging in u
heartless speculation, and was moro de?
signing than designed ngaiust. Dut
when Lonnie to know tho truth, und how
exalted and entirely puro were thc mo?
tives that influenced her conduct, nod
how utterly devilish was tho plot that
environed her, I felt that to attempt her
rescue wns tho only filling atonement I
could make for my past injustice
Hut how to set ubout it wus tho per?
plexing question. I ^hnd gained my
knowledge in a matter that engaged my
professional honor ngaiust divulging
it.
However no time was to bo lost. My
patient had nearly if not quito recovered
and to-morrow was tho day fixed for thc
importunt event to which shu had so
long looked forward. I had at least tho
right to ?penk freely to him and deter?
mined to do so nt once.
Ho seemed a little astonished at my
call. Th oro lind never been any person?
al intimacy between us, and porno days
boforo I had given him to understand
that unless some unexpected chango of
symptoms intervened, thoo would bo
: nu need lo continuo my professional
visits.
' "I have oomo to talk to you ubout a
i privuto matter," I began, after tho ex
changoola few common pinces-"ODO
of which I feel at liberty to speak to.
you alone." |
Kio looked at mc attentively but said
nothing.
'.You will romember," I continued,
"that previously to setting your arm I
gave.ynu ether."
"I do," he answered.
''It wus administered nt your own re?
quest," I ndded. "I did not think it
was required in a caso so simple, but
yielded to your wishes."
"I am vyry sensitive to pain, dootor,"
bc whined apologetically , but sorely
you don't think any harm has result?
ed."
"Of that I sh?ll leavo you to judge,
whon you have heard me further."
Ile nervously motioned mo to pro
coed.
'.Tho inhaling of other," I resumed ,
.'sometimes produces singular effects. A
not unircqucnt result is u high degreo of
intoxication, under tho iufluenco * of
which tho patient will talk incessantly,
often betrayiug his profoundest secrets
without tho slightest recollection of ib
afterward."
Ananias turned deadly palo.
"Such," I proceeded, "wus the case
with you. You spoke unreservedly of
what, seemed uppermost in your mind
your approaching marriage-divulging
tho fact that tho bund of Alice Gray
was the price you exacted for thc liber
ty of her father, over whom you pos?
sessed thu power of ousting into prison
for debt, he being bound as suorty on u
note yuu held for money louncd to Her?
bert Dluko, tho young mun who was lost
at san."
'.You also lot out that norbert Blake
paid the noto before he sailed, and men
tinned thc name of a wituess who was
present. That wituess I have this
morning .seen, und he is ready to
testify to the pu} ment ol thc note."
Ananias turned ghastly pale and
gasped, "What is \ our purpose ?"
"To put thc intended victims of your
rascally plot in communication with the
witness,! have referred to," I replied,
as I took my leave.
. Dut Ananias saved us any further
trouble by hanging himself from a
hook in thc wull, "with ht? own free
will and accord," as his housekeeper
said.
And Herbert Wake soon after came
back from sea, alive and well, and he
?iud Alice have becu married these many
happy years.
f TL A DI ES AND LAUOANC CT.
A Now York correspondent writes the
follow - og : Happening into u drug store,
a woman stood ut thc counter waiting
while the druggist weighed u portion of u
dark muss for her li was. opium.
Seeing our attention attracted to it, thc
woman, who was evidently ono of the
laboring class, paid her money hastily,
with "don't wrap it up," seized it, and
hurried out of ibo store.
I? conversation with the druggist, he
informed us she wus a confirmed opium
oater; that nightly ?>ho spout twenty five
couts ut his store for opium. Hu hud ut
least twenty regular customers who ate
opium/and all of them belonged to thc
middle or laboring classes; that nine
tout hs of all opium enters bc knew were
women, and one-third of them were
colored women.
Some old colored women were inveter?
ate takers of laudanum, and he cited one
who regularly came every three days und
purchased u dollar's worth of laudanum
with money mude by washing. Another
of his customers, a white woman, drank
habitually four ounces of laudanum a
day.
On her first coming to his store sin
asked for two ounces, mid on receiving
it, greatly to his alarm, had put thc bot"
tlc to her mouth und quaffed it at a
draught. As they became more con?
firmed in the habit, they preferred, ho
said, morphine, because of its greater
si rcngt h.
He accounted for tho usc of tho drug
by this class of persons by the (ucl that
they wcro often exposed and contracted
neuralgin, when opium and laudanum
were administered by physicians to allay
pain or grunt sleep, hence they resorted
io it us a relief, and eventually become
confirmed slaves to tho poison.
ABOUT I'I. IC AS.
Thc smallest animal of thc bruto
creation, und tho most pesky is thc
flea
They are about the bigness of au
onion seed, and shine liku u bran new
shot.
They spring from low places and can
spring further und faster than enny' of
tho big brutes
They bite wus than thc muskectozo
for they bite on n run. Ono flea will
go over and over a mans suburbs in 2
minits, and leavo him az freckled as thc
menzies.
It is impossible to do enny thing well
with a flea on you except swaro, and
ficus ain't a froud ofthat, tho only way
is to quit business of awl kinds and hunt
for tue flea, and when you huvo found
him ho ain't there. This is ono of thc
flea mysteries-tho f'ukulty they have of
being entirely lost jist os you have found
them.
1 don't suppose there iz over killed
on un average, during enny one year,
moro than 10 fleas in tho whole ot tho
United StntCS of America, unless there
is a casualty of some kind ; once in o
while a dog gits drowned sudden, aud
then there may bo a few fleas lost
They aro about nz hard to kill nz a
flux seed iz and if you dont mash 'em as
fin as ground pepper they will sturt biz
nyes on a smaller kapital, jist as pestif?
erous ns ever.
Thero is lots of pooplo who ncvor
seen a flea, and it takes a pretty smart
mun losco ono onuyhow ; They don't
stay long in a place.
If you over kotch a flea, kill him bo
foro you do eunything olso, for if you
do put it off 2 intuits it may be too
late*
Many a flea has passed away forever
in less than two micits.-Josh Wir?
linga.
Notice.
rpiIE SUBSCRIBER having met with a very
JL Bcrioua loss ip gettlag bis crop of COTTON
burnt up, has como to the determination to offer
bi? services to tho people of Sumter District, as a
BU RV li Y O U. and believes that bil experience
fur the last thirty yoars as Surveyor, will enable
him to give satisfaction, for competency and
promptness.
Referenco may he hnd to all the old Judges of
the Court in this Stato, and the Attorneys of
Lancaster Bar.
JAMES D. MelIYWAIN.
Nov 17 Sinos.
HARDWARE.
SAMUEL R. MARSHALL,
IMPORTER AND DEALER
-IN
HARDWARE, CUTLERY, GUNS, Pis?
tols, Muskets, Powder, Shot, Caps, Cart
rliigos, Axes, Cotton Cards, Nails, Ilorso Shoes,
Fairbanks Solos, Grindstones, Mill Rooks, Bolt?
ing and Wire Cloth, Stool Com Mills, English
Ovens, Pots and Spiders, Buildors Hardware,
Blacksmiths, Carpenters nnd Tanners Tools.
A groat variety Tin and Wooden.Waro, Seine
Twines, Gilling Seines. A largo stook of Single
and Duublo Barrel Guns, my own Importation of
soveral Makers.
Agunt for tho Dodges Celebrated Plows and
Stock Bells nt Wholesalo and Rotail.
310 KING ST., Sign of tho (BIG GUN.
Oot. 13. _ Om
Ph. S CHU O KM A??,
271 KING STREET,
(OPPOSITE HA8EL ST.,)
IUFORTKR AND DEALER IK
BERLIN ZEPHYR WORSTED, KNITTING
WOOL, EMBROIDERY PATTERNS,
FLOSS SILK, EMBROIDERY
SILK, KNITTING AND
EMBROIDERY
COTTON,
KNITTED WORSTED GOODS,
EMBROIDERED
SLIPPERS,
ALSO
LADIES* DRESS TRIMMINGS, BUTTONS1
VELVETS, FRINGES, IC.
?L&* All orders by mail will bo most carefully
ntloudcd lu, and doulot's will he supplied ut Now
York wholesale uriccs.
N?v IO _ly_
LEN G NICK & SE LL,
I iMPOHTKEtS AND Jo mt Kits OP
FANCY GOODS AND NOTIONS,
LADIES TRIMMED HATS,
AND MILLINERY AND
STRAW GOODS,
27 II .VYNE STREET,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Oct 13_6m
EDMONDS-!. BROWN,
Of the lato Firm of
F. D. FANNING & CO.
WHOLESALE DEALER IN MEN'S ANO BOY'S
Hats, Caps and Straw Goods,
ALSO
Ladies' Misses & Childrens'
HATS.
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Sept 8 -Om j Opposite Charleston Hotel.
OSMAN'S
TTHANKFUL FOR PAST FAVORS,
wo still solicit tho patronage of our old cunto
mers, both city and country, and would respect?
fully inform all thoso who are in want of AS?
SORT KD CANDY, will nnd itf. r their interest
to call and examine our Candy; it is nently put
up in 25. 50 and 100 pound boxes, full weight,
which wo warrant porfcctly pure and unndultera*
lo l, (reo fruin Terra Alba or Marble Dust, both
extensively usod nt tho North in tho adultera
?tig of Candy; nlso thu coloring matter being
purely vegetable, and will keep in any climate.
Ordors that contain cash will have the benoni
ofourreducad prices.
W. KINSMAN,
No. 270 King St., Charleston, S. 0.
P. S.-Send for full Ciroulnr.
Oct. 13--Gm._
Pacific Guano Company's
COMPOUND
11)111 PIIOSPIIATB OF LIMB
For compose lng willi Cotton Seed,
rpilIS ARTICLE IS MANUFACTURED AT
.1. tho Company's Works, under tho direction
and superintendence of Dr. Ravonol.
It contains tho name eiomeiits of fertility ns
SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO, except thai il
lt not rumitdiod willi AMMONIA, lt is pro
pured expressly f?>r composting with colton
sued, which furnishes tho clomunl of AMMO?
NIA; tho object being to runder that sidu
product of tho plantation available to tho highout
dogrco as an olemont of fertility. For further
and particular Information, apply to the under*
signed.
J. N. ROBSON,
Agent for South Carolina,
1 and 2 Atlantic Wharf, Charleston.
JOHN S. REESE dc CO., (ionoral Agents,
Balli moro.
Terms $15 cash or $50 on Isl Nov. 1870, for
apt roved eily acceptance or other good security.
Nov 17 3m
TWINGED
Especially dosignrrt for the uso of tho Medical
I Profession and tho Family, possessing thoso in -
I trinsio medicinal proporlics which bolong to an
Old and Puru Gin.
Indispensable to Females. Good for Kldnoy
Complaints. A delicious Tonto. Put np in
casos, containing ono doxon bottles each, and
sold by all druggists, grooors, Ao.
A. M. BININGER k CO.,
Established 1778, No. 15 Beaver St., N. Y.
Juno 28 ly
ADRIAN & V?LLERS,
WHOLESALE DEALEU3 Itt
Provisions, Groceries and Liquors,
WI ti MINGTOtf, N. C
orFEa ron BAUM l
LIO^l/ORS -.Ry? *nd Com Whiskies,
Gio?, Brandi**, Kuma of j
.ll gradea, lo bbl?., half j
bbl?, and catos.
WINKS.Ciarat?, Madeira!, Porta,
Sborrj?, Rhina Win?, Ca?
tawba, and Soupporuong,
lo bbls. ?nd oaaea.
COHDI A 1.8.Raspberry and Lemur, Sy?
rup, Blackberry Brandy,
Schiedam Sobrapps, Van
Brunt'i Schnapps, Kim
moi, German, Plautatloo,
Alpine and Baterao Bit?
ters, in casea and bbla.
TOBACCO.O h a w I o g-Lorlllard'a
Yacht Club, Virginia Gold
Leaf, Veuablo'a Black
Crystal, Monumental, Na?
vy, -and eome Common
Grades, in boxea and
caddie!.
S m o lc I n g-Lorlllard'a
Rose Leaf, Eureka, Gail
A Ax's Apricot, Kllliki
nick, Danville, Big Lick,
and other branda, in lota
to ault.
SE? AUS.Havana imported, Parta
gas. Lo Flor de Adrian A
Voller?, Conciliation, La
Corona do Espagna, and
sumo twenty brands of j
lower qualities by tho
milla only.
FIRE CH ACKERS No. 1 Quid Chop.
OA PS.Ely'! and Coala Water?
proof, Q. D., and Mui
kat.
SHOT.*..Buok and Drop, all altea
FRUITS.Apple?, Drlod Pears and
Peaches, Shelled Almond!
Layer Raisins, Cocoa*
nuts, Brail! Nuts, Wal*
nula, Filbert?, Currante,
Citron, and Oranges, at
wholesale only.
CANNED GOOltS.-Condensed Milk, Euglo
Brand, Oysters and Lob
aler?, Fresh Peaohos, To ?
matoes, Brandy Peaches,
and Cherries, both foreign
domestic, Sordinos, Mixed
and Plain Pickles, Chow
Chaw, In caeos only.
DRUGS.Laudanum. Paregoric,
Castor Oil, Painkiller,
Coppera?, Sal Soda, Sol?
er itu?, Bl Curb Soda
Cronin Tartar, Fig Bluo
Washing Bluo, Esaonce of
Popporinint, and Lemon,
Raoo Ginger, Camphor,
David's and Bartlett's
Inks, CSA tl lo Soap, Lye
and Potash, in original
capos only.
CANDIES.Small and Largo Stick,
Fnnoy Assorted, by tho
box only.
TEAS.Imperial, Hyson, Sou?
chong, Oolong, lu half ?
chests and cadillos.
Our Stock of Coffee, Crackers, Soaps, and Can?
dios, Flour?, Syrups, and Molasses, Sugar, Bacon
and Pork, Sail and Fish, hoing nt prosont tho
largest and best assortod tn North Carolina, wo
aro ablo to fill any orders entrusted to us with
dispatch.
ADRIAN A V?LLERS,
Dec 22_
Established 1834.
G. H. Reese
& Brothers.
207 & 209 W. Pratt Street
BALTIMORE, M. D.
WHOLESALE AND
FAMILY GROCERS
WE RESPECTFULLY INFORM THE
Citizen* of Sumter and it? vioioity, that
ire are prepared to furnish
Every Article in our Line,
(Exc^tt /Spirituous Liquors )
At as Low Rates as any House in
the United States.
Our long experience and unsurpassed faoilitio?
for procuring goods upon tho most favorable
terra?, enable us to guarantee satisfaction to
every purchaser. Wo pay particular attention to
T IC .A. es,
and can nt any time, out of our extensive ?tock,
furnish tho finest, ns well n* all other grades that
come to this country. Purchnsors may rely upon
having their gouda carefully pnoked, and pr rapt?
ly forwarded.
Sept 22_ _6m
ROBERT BROUN
COUNTY" SURVEYOR,
MANCHESTER, S. C.
ILLnttond prompt'y to nny buslnoss en
truslod to him, u his lino.
" I1KVKI18 TO
EITHER FOES OK FRIENDS.
Respectfully bogs icavw of absenco for 1
moulin, after March uoxt.
_Nov_24_
B. II. NASH. P. M. HU LIM.
NASH & DULIN,
WHOLESALE DEALERS IN
Manufactured Tobacco,
SMOKING AND CHEWING, OF
DIFFERENT GRADES,
SUMTER. SO. CA.
ALSO
Koop a good supply of NORTH CAROLINA
KY K and CORN WHISKEY, ti MG A KS, and
LIQUORS of various kinds.
TOBACCO at Wholesale furnlsbod at Manu?
facturers' Pricof.
Country Murrlmnt* will do rrcil to call and
oxntnino our stock.
Ail onlors promptly executed whun accompa?
nied iv ii li tho cash.
Tho custom of my old friomls whom I hnvo
furnished by wagon for several years is re?
spectfully solicitud.
II. lt. NASH.
Oct. 6-6m.
REEDER & DAVIS,
COTTON FACTORS
AMI
General Commission Merchants,
A DOER'S NORTH WHARF,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
CONSIGNMENTS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED,
OBWRLL RESDER. ZIMMERMAN ?AVIS.
Sopt 1 0m
w
FIRS: A?
INS TJTi.
OHAS. H. MOISE
&UMTE1
LIVERPOOL AND LONDON
I> GLOBE
Insurance Company.
Capital, Surplus ?nd Reserved Funds,
in Gold, $17,700,000.
Seventeen Million and Seven Hundred
. Thoueaud Dollars-IN GOLD.
Invested in the United States, Two Mil?
lions of Dollars. $2,000,000.
Rinks in Sumter, taken at Charleston
rates.
Residences in Ute Country Insur?
ed at LOW Rates.
Losses paid promptly in Charles?
ton.
On the payment of Ten Years
premiums in CASH, a perpet?
ual policy will be issued.
? D LIFE
A.NOE.
y Insurance Agent,
l, S. C?.
Brooklyn Mutual Lifo Insu?
rance Co., of New York.
Annual Income nearly Half a
Million of Dol?a rs.
Character well known in Sum?
ter.
Phonix Mutual Life Insurance
Company, of Hartford.
Asset* nt Market valuo, Four Million
Three Hundred Thousand
Dollars. 84,300,000.
Losses paid io Cash, Seven Hundrod
and Sixty-eight Thousand
Pollars. ?708,000
This Company has never contested a
claim.
TERMS-HALF CASH ; HALF NOTE.
CHAS. II. MOISE,
Insurance Agent,
Sumter, S. C.
Nov 17 3n?
NO BITTERS!
sickly.
wonderful suc?
cess. Brings
color to the
companion. 3^;.y: M J^AW? pale white lip.
Blooui and 15cauty to tho thin Face and Care-worn countenance. Cures Fever
nod creates Appetite.
THE BEST IN USE.
Recammc'ritted by the Jligliest Medical Autliority in the ?State. See Circulars
around each Battle.
TRY THEM. USE MO OTHER. Ask for SUMTER BITTERS. Sold by Druggists and Oro
eera. See that our signature is over tho coik of eaoh bottle.
D0W1E & MOISE.
PROPRIETORS ANl> WHOLESALE DRUGGISTS, CHARLESTON, 8. C.
Oet 18 . 4m
?MU.U?|i><.,l'H|ll|.l|l'Mll1|M,l>l,'lll'?lhl'Hiru.'WUH.,r<MM.I,VB|l'W^|'WMM,rtilll'Mllll-<.l.flMMl^UfMi
Piedmont and Arlington
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY.
THOSE TWO STAUNCH COMPANIES, THE PIEDMONT
AND "ARLINGTON" HAVE COMBINED UNDER
THE ABOVE NAME, AND PRESENT, IN THE
SHORT TIME OP TWO YEARS, A
LIST OP OVER
Eight Thousand Insurers and a Capital
and Assets of o ver One Million and
a Half of D lars,
ATTAINING TO A POSITION ND IMPORTANCE AMONG
Life Insurance Companies
never before reached in so short a time.
Rights of Policy Holders in both the "Piedmont" and "Arlington"
will remain unchanged, and the same as before.
New and advantageous features in the now
Company, will be allowed the old Insurers co-equal
with the new ones
There arc Brandi Offices in each State, where funds accruing arc
.invested^ and not taken beyond State limits.
-o
Branch Office in this State at Columbia,
LU A PH A UT, J KFVJi ttSON AND HANSOM, Managers.
H, H, MOSES, Agent.
Office ut J. T. SOLOMONS' Stoic
RKKKUKNCBS:
Capt. A. A.Gilbert, Capt. IC. W. Moise, Capt. Jno. J. Richardson
Oct 0
WANDO FERTILIZER.
Manufactured at the Wando Works,
IN CHARLESTON, S. C.
It is a home inado articlo, and proven to bo tho boat PKllTILIZKlt now in
io. _
THE! ~W JS. 1ST ID O
CAN bo hut] at all timos and In any quantity, by unplylng to tho Subierlbcr, In SUMTER.
ELISHA CARSON, Agent,
For Sumter County. '
Oct 27 3m
V7 ..r-^o'jr--^ ?
EVERY DESCRIPT!ON
. _ . .
PROMPTLY EXECUTED AT TUE
" v s '?" 1A?VS ! .. ".
' OFFICE OF
. .. \ '. / V\h WV V '.' \ .' Kt '. A'
The Sumter Watchman,
.H^-IN THK-i Y
Highest Stylo of tho Art.
Chariest on ?i?vejcUsements.
NIKKI'S HEPATIC BITTERS.
THEY OmtS DYSPEPSIA,
ABB AU. BUlASn OF TUE
STOMACH AND LIVER.
TOT ABB RKCOMMBSDED ?T titi
MBDIOAL FACULTY,
IXKOKIVITVIV ?te CO.,
AGENTS, IfEtr TOllK.
Manufactured by C. F. P?NKNIN,
cunear AND APQTHECAEY,
OHARLE8TON, S. O.
9?fl\>r Salo by Druffffist* JSvorv*choro.-i?*
S?5 MONEY MADE !
CHEAP AND FASHIONABLE SHOE HOUSE.
D. O'NKILL&SOXS,
No. 375 KINO STURKT,
(DKTWKBM QROKOK AND CAI.mn H STIIRBTS,)
CHA ULKSTON, S. C.
Wholesale Mid Kclail
DEALKUS IN
T HE LATEST
al?los and bust quail*
Hos uf Hoots, Shoos,
Trunk?, Traveling
Dugs, Vulii?ii, Satch?
els, ??o.| Ao.
liming A member
<>f ibo firm ul way s nt
the North seUctlug
and forwarding stock to us by ?very Steamer, wo
oan assure our friendo und buyers generally that
we will give perfect satisfaction. It would boto
tho intim?t of Country and City buyers to give
us a oull and examine our stock which has just
boen replenished.
Oct 13_<Jm^
HOLMES & CALDEE'
M?NUKACTUIIKUB, lu l'U IITKHS AND DBALBRB
-IN
?PAINTS, OILS, GLASS,
Varnishes, Brashes, Etc.,
No. 205 EAST BAY,
Charleston, S. C.
W. E. IIOLMBS. W. CALDER
REFERENCES.
Col. L. M. Ilatoh; don. Johnson Hago od; Wm
C. Dukes A Co; Col. Charles H. Siuonton; L. W
j Sprait, Esq; Col. J. B. E. Sloan.
Pet IS_Bm
I WM. ll Ann AI.. WU. HABBAL, JB
WM, HARRAL & CO*
FOBMBBLY
(ll AR H AL, NICHOLS A CO.)
No. 19. II AY NE STREET,
Charlestooj S. 0.
WE RESPECTFULLY CALL THE AT
tentioQ of. tho uioiolinnts of Sumter and
I tho niijiicunt country, to our well selected stock
ol' Kmi ?I I cry. Sud ?I I cry Hardware, Coach and Uar.
ness Material*, consisting in part of
1 SAD? MiS, WHIPS,
BRIDLES. COLLARS,
HARNESS, GIRTHS,
I SPOKES, AXELS,
HU US, SPRINGS,
RIMS, SHAFTS,
ENAMELED CLOTHS, PATENT DASH
LEATHER, HAHN ESS LEATHER,
Oct. 13._6m
.'Campsen Mills" Flour
RECEIVED THE
I sf Premium at tho So, Ca. SJtato Fair
nt Columbia, 18G9.
'?piIK undersigned < ffcr to their country friends
I. and tho pubtio in general a choice aud pure
' nrtlclo of Flour.
W o bu vc on band and aro grinding daily a full
supply of dioico
Family Extra & Super Flour
ALSO
Northern and Western Flour nt lowest mnrko
price.
Corn, Oats aud Hay.
5.imo Bushels Primo White Corn.
12,000 " " Oats.
ii. li " Eustorn nnd N. Ri vor Hay.
JOHN 0AMPSKN it CO.,
Charleston, S. C.
Deo 8_3 mos
i WMr?" WHILDEN & C?7,
IMPORTERS AM J il lill li KS OP
O rooHery,
137 SSeeting-St.
WATOHKS. JEWELRY AND
SILVEIt WAKE,
255 KING ?V Til IC ?CT cor. of Ikau/ain,
0 II A II li ICS TON, S. C.
Sept 8 6m_
FOREST HO TJ SE ,
190 KINO STUK15T,
Charleston, S. C.
ll Y GKOItGK I? I'll ATT.
BOARDING
Transient Bon rd, uno ur IWu days, $2 00 for day
Transient Board, 3 or moro doy*. ?1.50 per day
Regular Boil ld . $7.00 to $8.00 per wook
Day Board .... $n \,?r woeV
Having recently luki n Ibis Iorgo nml pleasant
II0U80, o tow doors lioiiiw .Mm kui street,shunted
In a ilollrfhtfut ?lld oonvenlriu loeuliiy fur tba
business community .and thur ugbly rei uvalcd
ami refurnished it In nil d 'part mon IS, I nm \.r?
pured io uevominndulo llminh-rs nt tin.lernte
I ?trieos ns slated above, mi l premiso ?miro smis.
fnclb 11, both ns lo sleeping initniiirindnlimi mid
tablofnre. REM EM Hu K THE Ns. IVO KINO
! STREBT.
Sept 8_ ?in
ill Ititi POND & (IIAX.M?h
OYSTERS.
IUPPLIKD In ?plantillo* m suit purchasers
: O Orders from ni! p.11 ls id tho Interior solicited,
uildress Tfaos McCrmly. Agmi, P. O. Box 33j,
I Cbnrlesion, S. C.
Refero aces.-Jd mci Adgi-r St Co., Hon J. I*.
ICampboll, Dr. St. .f. lt avonel, 'a d Jiiiiin^-,
[MfOrndy A Son, W. O. WngV, Joh? S, H van.
Nov. 17 Oom*.

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