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tond Sfwrers (colored,) was tho next wit-'
oeagcalled, who after Awing awoni, deposed : J
THbat he formerly belonged to Mr. Stowers; that
last October, and prior to that, for eighteen years
his employment was boating?running boats on the
fivwytftat og^he-^hrof-Ootober, the nigkt-of the-j
murder, he was out hunting poultry, to take down
on the boat to town, left homo on Saturday night,
aawiU.returned about half after eleven on Sunday
night.; when he returned home,, went .into .the
kitcn'cn'an'd cat his supper";" and after he had cat
L?SSTTpper; set by the fire some ten or fifteen min
tttwrbSter"?j?fc the house, called up the-boss
to get him to draw some brandy : he meant by boss
tfefsnaii who formerly, owned him; Mr. Stowers
was-at the time, in .his room, lying in his bed, and
had nothing but his night clothes on?nothing but
his drawers and shirt?barefooted; went to hijJ
foom," called hira, told him wanted a quart of j
Brandy, he said no more, but went strait to his
?om and drew1 it; he wanted the brandy, to drink.. J
.Afterthis, he intended going to his wife's house,
who lived at Thomas Parks', about a mile and .->.
half above Brown's Ferry, on the Carolina side;
the nearest way was to go by Mr. Carters*", but had
no vessel ; wanted to go by Crown's Ferry after
he'got the brandy; but Squire came along home,
and come ronnd to the room and called for a pint;
whflehaSHras having his brandy drawn; afterwards
wfcen he went out to the back yard, he said he
heard some shooting over towards the ferry as he
come, home ; he said ha heard one gun first, then 1
right "after, about four guns, and directly brio big
gun go'off; wcparted then, and'I said if Ufa! is
the case, I don't believe I will go, bushwhackers
might "bo about: so went back to the kitchen,- and |
layed right down to sleep ; staid in the kitchen all J
night. ' Next morning as soon as I got up and got j
dono feeding, hitched up the wagon, put throe
baits of cotton, and fifteen or twenty sacks of flour
in it, and carried it down to the river- called for a
boat, but could not get it, and . ould get no sUis_ |
faction:'-After1 awhile, Mr. StowersIcame dov/n?
tiAte-wvrff- two black boys ou the Carolina side,
and he, nailed to them?how came his boat over
there, they replipd they did not know; he then
asked tj.cm to.fcich it over to him ; they refused, j
saying (.hey had orders not to move a vessel until
the. Yankees came down ; ? wc loaded up our 'goods
and carried them back home. The boat was .to
hate started on Saturday previous, but tho stccrs
? manlwas-B*ick; Stowers was to have gone with it.
On Tuosday morning he sent Mr. Richardson down
tc^aec if ."puld get his boat or not; he wont and
returned, and .said he could get it. Wc earned
cur load down and put it on the boat. Whilst we:
were loading the boat, Mr. Howell camo over, and
Mr. St?wer* asked him if ho knew any of the
- parties who killed these poor boys, he told him he
did not know; any of the party; nothing else oc?
curred, and just as soon as we loaded, wo cut out.
I did not sec any guard or soldiers there wnen we
left. The horses owned by the guard was ono lit?
tle black marc, ono bay.'and other as near as I can
r?coUect, was a chestnut- sorrel. There were no
b^teaiix--nearer than a mile and a half from the
- "fiarry,- and that was commonly, kept locked.
. Cross-examined by Judge Advocate:
The cotton boat was hailed by some soldiers at.
Stinson's Ferry : Stowers and Richardson were not
in the boat at the time. When hailed, we hallooed
that the head men were not there. When Stowers
caracback fhc soldiors had retired behind thchills,
an^when informed that wc had been hailed by
sojuievs, Lc. says "lets go over and^see thorn." I
hutveno recollection of telling any one before I cay- |
? Savannah, that I had seen Stowers on Sun?
day ni ;'at. The first person I told that I had seen
night, was Mr. "Williams, in Savannah,
*ff?r- :St?gers -Was arrested. It-was not talked
j?)Dnt> at Stowers before we left, where ho -was that |
night-: I spoke to Mr. Williams because he knew I
got the brandy from Mr. Stowers. A dispatch
from Mr. Stowers, who was in Columbia, came for
Mr. Richardson and myself to Savannah. Mr.
Williams took me private to myself, and asked mo
if I knew anything about this' case, I told him I
knew as tut us this, that I go. some brandy from
hfni.'near midnight.- 1 was in Augusta when Mr.
Stowers was. arrested ; I saw him after he was ar?
rested, he did not say anything to me about whai
took place on Sunday night. I first saw Squire on
that Sunday night at the liquor room. ' I have
taken an both to-tell the truth in this case, I could
- have told the truth without the oath.; do not know
mhjrl took, the oath. If it is proved that I have
e*?orn falsely, the consequences will be jail, Peni?
tentiary for many years.
Henry (a colored man,) was next introduced as
a witness for tho defense, who being sworn, de?
-That ho had bocn living' with l Mr. Stowers a
month before the murder; that he was a shoe?
maker;; Mr. Stowers was at home on tho night of
tho .murdar; I know if, for on that night I was
pitting by the fire, had been asleep, and during the
time I had been asleep, I got thirsty for water, and
came out'of doors and went to the well for water,
MttT-Vheu-1 got to the "wellfl saw 'Stowers <-innd
sng-ittlhe piazza; I pumped my water and ?;mk
and started'back to my house, he hailed me and
?aid: "Henry, come to me soon in the morning, I
want to give you instructions about cutting out
Kotne shoes." I then went on back to my" house ;
1 set down by the fire, lit my pipe and went to
smoking ';-1 set in my chair about a quarter of an
fc?uTjlraeri I heard the report of these guns; I
then'went to bed and laid there till morning. In
the.moniing he give me instructions, to cut some
lady s shocs for Mrs. Frichard, of a pattern that I
did not have. Stowers was in his night'clothes
when I saw:him benight before. The well is about
six feet;froiri tho piazza, in the back, yard; when I
AC*-bun, lt'-was as near 12 o'clock as I could'come
?at.it from; the stars.. The guns were in the direc?
tion; of .Brown's Ferry.
i-^fosSTexammed by Judge Advocate:
, I formerly belonged to Alick Martin, of Augusta.
I have been once before examined in court. I
worked at. my tradoall day on Saturday before the
murder; my hoaise is nboui twen^-five yards from
Mr. Stowers'; .1 was at hqme all day Sunday ; I
never spoke to any one about hearing the guns ; a
parcel of gentlemen camo up to the house,one day
and asked me about it, and I told them the same
AslM^B been telling you; they came to.theiiouse
^h^.-nextSaturday evening after the murder.
w??g**'K> : ? TnxBSDAT, February 1.
? Squire, (c?lored.)-was nejSJt introduced: on-behalf
"bf-'the detense, who being duly sworn:
That he lived tvifh Mr. Stowers about nine years-,
.my. wife lives with him, and has been living with
Mr! Stowers ten or eleven-years. I was at Mr.
Stowers'on the night of the-'murder, unfil about,
.an hour and a half in the nighr;rwhon me and an
' other boy named Gad, went down to mother's; we
stayed down there until after moon-up," and wo
etartcd ou back home. As we got to tho forks of?
fne road, about naif a mile from tbo Bouse, heard
Jhe guns she <\ at the ferry ; went on home to
my.housp, ... cd to my wifo to open the floor! for
me; I li-.v ifEdmond had comp? She ?aid.
yes; he had jusfooruc, and;b?d^<rtrS~'Irptcwcrds
Ui.ciici.uSe* I spoke Jj>-%tfr7about" the shooting I '
heard. tojEjUHts-'fnc"river. /My old father in-law
jsarsicSc, lying ittoe<? and I told iWpf iho shooit^
ing.; he got up and went to the door; and'said be
did not think that-it iwais midnight. ? I said yes, I
thought it was past midnight; he then said, he
was ray ?^rand went to bed. I then -went up
towards the house; saw a light burning in the
Hqanr roonT:" Lweat in to see Ed, and told him to
fetch my wool from Mr. Parks'. Then Mr. Stok?
ers looked round, and asked who it was; and Ed
said, nobody but Squire. Then I told Mr. Stow
ers, I wanted a bottle of liquor ft r my father-in
law. Then we cama on out in the back yard; and'
I asked Ed if he was" going to the forry; he said
yes ; then I said, I had heard a power of shooting
down towards tho ferry ; and then ho turned and.
went into the kitchen, and said if that was the
case he would not go; and I went down to my,
house; .and nothing more happened that nigh L
Stowers was in his night clothe3 ; nothing on but
shirt and drawers. fwalked from where I heard
tho gun? to 3fr. Stowers' in eight or ten minutes.
None of them were yankees?all were strangers to
mo. No one hai ever told me not to speak to peo?
ple about seeing Mr, Stowers -that night. I.do not.
know what I am fo get for being a witness in this
case. I am just only after justice and right, do? t
!know whether I will get anything or not; I am
only after justice. I have never received anything
for being a witness. I have paid my expenses so
far, ,Binoe leaving home." In about five or aix
minutes after I got home, I went to the li-.
quor ^om; jt was impossible that Mr. Stow?
ers could have been at the river when the
shooting took places I went with the boat on
Tuesday; we'slopped at Stinson's ferry, and took
on two bales of cotton ; Mr. Stowers and the boys
went up to the house to get somo liquor. Then,
somo men, they looked like soldiers ; and hallowed
to know whose boat it was; the reply was, that
"it was Mr. Stowers' boat ;" and they struck off
arid came back, and asked where he was ; they
were told by Mr. Richardson that he would be
down inn few minutes; they then unhitched their
horses and led them off. Mr- Stowers came down,,
soon after, and we told him about it; and he says,
well, let's go over and see who they are; we went
nearly to the bank and hallowed to some Indians
if they had any baskets to soli; they having none,
he told the stecrmaa to straiten tho boat, and go
down. .. ?
Cross-examined by Judge Advocate:
Master told me to toll Ccosar, ho wanted him to
say, thatif the yankees. camo out and asked him
anything, I (Squire,) had come home on Sunday
j night about midnight, and that I heard guns fire
j at the river; and'when I got home, that he Cajsar,
was sick, and that I went to the house to get some
brandy for him',- (Casar,) and that master was
there. He told me to tell Ca;sar this, at about 11
o'clock, Monday, after the murder at the river. I
did not. tell him ; he got mad when I commenced
to tell him, and would not let me. I have got
branly before of Mr. Stowers at night after he had
gone to bed.
Re-examined by Counsel for accused:
It w*eat the rivor en Monday, that Mr. Stowers
said, " Boys I expect every one of us will be taken:
up about these men being killed hero; and if they
come and .take u? up, he did not want us to tell
nothing but the truth. He asked me if Casar
knew thai I got the liquor the night before, I told
him no ; then he said, you go home and tell Cmsar,
that him, say he was sick, and that I came into the
house that night, and got some brandy for him. I'
started to tell him, and he got mad and would not,
jet nie finish telling him; ho said be was sick, and
did not know about it. I told Jiim to go to his
master, and let. his master tell him.
Questioned by the Court;
I don't'know why Caesar got mad when I told
him what Stowers wanted him to say, he is a
mighty teciiy old man anyhow. 11 reckon, maybe,
he got mad, because, he was afraid he might be ta?
ken up and carried oft"; and he did not want to
know nothing about it.
F?iD.w, February 2
MTss Sallie"Stowers was next introduced on the
part of the defense, and upon being duly sworn,
deposed: ' '?iB
1 am the daughter of Mr. Gaines Stowers. I
was at home 011 the Sunday night of the murder at
the ferry. Peter Keys took supper at our house
that night, he left about eight o'clock. My father
was in his sleeping room when Peter Keys left.??
There is a clock in my father's room, it strikes ; a
door opens from my father's room into my own;
this door is .always kept open. On that night, I
retired about half after eight o'clock. 1 heard Mr.
Richardson call on my father that night, near ten
o'clock,'? the clock'had struck 10 a little before.?
Thad Robinson and my brothers returned home
that night, betwoen 10 and 11 o'clock. After Rich?
ardson had called. I. heard him get up after that,
and get a drink of water. One of the negroes then,
came to the door and knocked, when he knocked,
it was about 12 o'clock. I saw my father next
morning, at 7 o'clock, in his room. He waff not
from home at iny time during that Sunday-night.
Cross examined by Judge Advocate:
I was awoko.pntil.ono o'clock that night. If 1
knew: anything that, would in this case,. I would feel
bound to tell you if you asked me. I was at Church
on Sunday. Saw P. W. Hewins. I did not hear
any one say that they would give one hundred
dollars to any one that would kill the yankees at
the ferry. Peter Keys upon that day was riding
a black horse, about medium size. I don'tTememr
her how he was dressed ; when he left our house
he took the road towards. Brown's Ferry.
Examined by the Court:
My father could not have left the house or come
in during'the night, without my knowing it. I
heard him after midnight coming in from drawing
liquor and getting water.
Alexander Campbell was next introduced for the
defense, and being sworn, deposed:
I Kve oh Seneca Rivor,'near Sloan's Ferry, 10
miles.from Anderson C. II. ;.it is.about 8 miles
from my house, to Brown's Ferry. On Sunday,
the day of the murder, about 3 o'clock in the eve?
ning, some men dressed in blue, stopped at my
house and called for whiskey; they came from the
direction of Sloan's Ferry, and went ia the direc?
tion* of Brown'B Ferry- When they firstirode up,
they a?ked me if tliie was where the Government
whiskey was. I told them no, that I had.whiskey,
that! was District .distiller. They said they wan?
ted to get some. I told them that T could not let
them have it, as I supposed that they belonged to
the Garrison at Anderson, and I was not permitted
to sell to the soldiers. They said they did not be?
long to-that -Garrison at. all; one of them said to
me,- we. were, all a parcel of damned fools to let
those fcllowsr (meaning the Garrison at Anderson,)
stay about here. 1 asked them where they were
from, and if they did not belong to the Garrison ?
And they said that they did not belong to any Gar?
rison, that they were from East Tennessee. I said
to them, my good fellows, I don't'know whether to
let you have the liquor or not. They still insisted,
a-.i i "inally Ui them have it, and they went off in
lite . ivection of Brown's Ferry, and enquired the
I wtk/ io Lowndesviile. They asked me how far it
was to ?ndersonvfllo, n-na h<>w "car they would go
to it ? I told tbenr. They then enquired how near...
thoy would go to Brown's Ferry? I told them^
Holland's store would be the nearest point. They?;
asked-how far the ferry was from tho store. They !
did not enquire Che-fjistance of any other ferries."
There was two of them that wore blue dresses ; the
same wqrn by tho'Garrison at Anderson ; that is
why I mistooT^fnem for soldiers. I don't know
that I ever saw'them before. -Jr-am well aequain
tcd with Crawford Keys and, his flpns, Elisha By
rum and Mr. Stowers. - Nest morning after the
murder, Monday morning, about daylight, as I
-was going to^oderson C. li^?secw-two gentlemen
ride across the road; they were coming from the
direction frOin ihc Urown's Forry, and going in
the direction of Pendloton. It was near where my j
father lives that J saw them cross the road ; they
were each leading a horse; on the horses they
were leading there was Government army saddles.
I stopped at my father's' to sec how a sick child
was'; they then got a head of me;"! did not recog?
nize the men. They took the Shallow Ford road,
and I saw thorn no more. When'I-heard of the
murder, I enquired of my neighbors down the road
if any person bad staid all. night in the neighbor?
hood, but could not hear of any one. . Tho men who
called at my house on Sunday evening rode Gov?
John B. P. Alley was next called, and deposed:
On Monday between112 and 2 o'clock, I was
standing at my well at the corner of my enclosure,
and some men came up and said, "old man, I want
to get a bushel of corn from you." . I.turned and
looked at them, and recognized one of them as
being at my' house on Frjday: I said to him you
aint out of this country yet?you cant get a bushol
of corn from me?any man that robbed me last
May. He replied in these words, " God damn you,
wo killed three last night, and we will kill you,"
and he put his hand to his holster to draw his pis?
tol ; I had three or four large trees behind my well,
and I jumped behind one of "them; while behind
the three I heard a word'of some one's voice, "Bill
hurry on they are after us ; as they moved along I
moved slowly around the tree to get out of their
sight; while they were going, I saw in their wagon
two cavalry saddles. The horses in the wagon,
one was a black, mare, the ether was a large dark
bay horse; the other that I recognized, that was
at my house, was riding a small chestnut sorrel
mare. They then went on the ^Knoxville road.
Knox Bridge road. T recognized the man driving
the wagon, as one who had been at my house the
Friday previous. I am- well acquainted with'
Crawford Keys; Mr. Stowers, I.have never seen
to my knowledge, before I came down here; I don't
know By rum; I don't know Peter or Robert; I
. will swear that Stowers was not there; that Craw?
ford Keys was not in that parly. Tho Keys that
was on Post guard at And ;rson, was not there; I
am well acquainted with him.
Adjutant Johnson, of tho First Maine Battalion,
was introduced by the Judge Advoca> as the first
witness in reply ; being sworn,-deposed:
I was sent to arrest F. G. Stowers; finding he
had gone down the river, I pursued on down the
South Carolina bank of the river, with a Sergeant
and four men with me. I halted at Dooleys' Ferry,
but saw nothing of the boat ^I saw a man I.sup?
posed to be the ferryman, and asked him if any
cotton boat had passed during the day, he said if
there had, he had not seen it. I then left the ferry,
and started for Stinson's Ferry, some five miles
below, which we reached about 4 o'clock ; I looked
across and saw a cotton boat on thc'Georgia shore;
upon asking I was told that it was Stowers' boat,
but the cotton was all right, Stowers was not at
the boat; I sent one negro to the house to tell
Stowers to come down; I waited some 15 minutes,
and sent another to tell Stowers that he was want?
ed ; I waited some time for their return; looked
about for a boat to cross in, found: one, but it was
in such condition that it was unserviceable. Af?
ter waiting, perhaps,, a half hour, aaw a white man
come down from the hou3e, but learned it was not
Stowers.; I waited to see what events would trans?
pire ; I waited some twenty-five minutes longer,
when another white man came down from the
house ; the two white men (tho last one who came
down, supposed to be Stowers,) then held a short
conversation, and the whole party went on tho boat,
unhitched her and swung hor head towards tho
Carolina shore; when the boat got to the middle
of the stream, she was headed down the river, and
all the parties, white and black, seized poles, and
commenced shoving the boat down the river. I
had my reasons for not interrupting them; I watch,
ed them until the boat was out of sight; all (his
timo myself and men were near the bank; the
bank was about twelve feet above the water's level.
They could have seen us from the cotton boat if
they had looked towards us. After the boat turned
down the river, I could not see the faces of the
men ; neither of tho white men looked towards the
Carolina shore. The Indians were all in their
cabin; no conversation took place between the
party, in the cotton boat and the Indians. The
mo ion of the boat was rapid whei it turned dowu
the river. Efforts have been made (o arrest Peter
Keys, but unsuccessful; it is not known where he is.
Sergeant'Elijah S.Kelly, was next examined,
and his testimony was substantially the same as
Wm. P. Brown, was next examined :
On Saturday night, before the murder, just after
dark, the soldiers gave Edmond a dollar to get
them some whiskey ; Edmond told me, I don't ex?
actly remember when, but since the murder, that
he could not- get the liquor for the soldiers.
Fmdat, February 9.
Cajsar, a colored man, was next, introduced by
the prosecution, aad being sworn, deposed:
Formerly belonged to Stowers; am 71 years old.
I was at homo on the night of,the murder at the
Ferry ; my house is forty or fifty yards from Stow?
ers'. Squire, his wife Rosa (my daughter) and
their children five in the same house with me. I
saw Stowers in the early part of the night; he was
sitting in the. pmtza, talking with another, man ;
did not know the other man. Squire was at home
that night about ft^filock, and went off again
about that time, and Iuid not see him again until
mid'night. I saw Squire on Monday after-the
murder. I was in the yard; he come up and say,
de boss tell him, for tell mo if de yankees cum af?
ter he was gone, dat he (Squire) cum nome at mid?
night, and heerd dis alarm, and . cum to de house
to git sum brandy for me (Cmsar) then that he
(Stowers) was dar; and I says, I can't"do it, .be?
cause when he is gone, if Je yankees curas aad
takes me up on deso tings, to what ober I say I
shal hab to swar, and dat I did not want to swar
no lie, and to go back and tell him (Stowers) dat I
say I should not do it. An he says, " You bettor
go see'm yourself; " an I pick myself up and went
to'm. I saw him and told him that I could
not tell the yankees what he told Squire to tell me
to tell them, cause I was in my house sick" and I
don't know wedder he wont or not..
Cross-examined by Counsel for accused j
Ilamp Sloan was Stowers' steersman^ and the
boat would have started on Saturday, but Hamp
was sick and died on Wednesday.
Fred Clark (colored) was next sworn for the
I am 55 years of age. I was living with Mr,
^oo^revoj^juy wife is living with Mr. Crawford
Keys.; I am a regular millwright; follow the car?
penter's trade sometime when I have no employ-;
ment, About the 8th October -I was bujiding a
tannery for Mr. Prevost. I wait at Mr.. Crawford
Keys on that day and night. I saw Peter Keys
that morning eating his breakfast; then caught his
horse*and was off.
The question was next asked by the Judge-Advo?
cate if-he knew where Crawford Keys was on that
day-and night.. Counsel for the accused objected
to the question. The Court cleared for delibera?
tion, and up re-opening adjourned, reserving their
%\t ^ltfcrsfftt Jutriltgcnar.
THURSDAY Iff OBNING, F?B> Id, 1866.
JAMES A. HOYT, Editor.
The communication' of 41A Citizen " is
crowded out this week. It will appear in our next
We learn that a negro man was wouuded on
Tuesday last by the accidental discharge of a gun
in our streets, and from tho effects of which he
died that, night.
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" TEE LAST OF THE MOHICANS."
In another place there will be found a Tribute'
of Respect to the Editor of this journal, which
needs an explanation to the uninitiated. Years ago
there was a club of young men in Laurcns styled
" Monks." Few were aware of its existence, and
f?ver still became familiar with the roystcring,
jolly naturo of its members or their assiduous appli?
ance to the cultivation of letters. Fun, sentiment
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ivice?" Go thou and do likewise."
From the Laurensville Herald.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At a called meeting of the "Monks," held in
Monk Hall, a quorum of one?the Last Rose of
Summer?being present, the following Preamble
and Resolutions were read bet?re the meeting.
Whereas, In the course of human events the de?
crees of fate have taken from our midst, our loved
and respected brother, James A. Hott, who, like
other departed brothers, has taken unto himself a
wife. Be it therefore
Resolved, That wc offer our heartfelt congratu?
lations to our departed brother, and wear the usual
badge of mourning for thirty days, because we are
unable to go and do likewise.
Resolved, That a blank page in our records be
dedicated to him, and a full account of the terrible
crime he has committed bo entered therein.
Resolved, That we sympathize deeply with his
family in their affliction.
Resolved, That the Order of the " Monks " be?
ing now broken np, that when this meeting ad?
journs it stand adjourned never to meet again.
Resolved, That the proceedings of this meeting
be published in the Laurensville Herald and An?
The Preamble and Resolutions being put to a vote
were unanimously agricd to.
The President then gave the following :
Farewell old Monk?
. " None knew theo but to love^hec,
None named thee but to praise."
The members being too much affeoted for further
business the meeting adjourned.
C. F. M., President.
G. T. B. M., Secretary.
Laurens C. H., Feb. 7th, 1866!_!
HIRAM LODGE, No. 68, A.\ F.\ M.\
A REQULAR COMMUNICATION OF HIRAM
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room on MON?
DAY NIOnT, March 5th, 186G, at half-past seven
o'clock. Brethren will lake duo notice ana govern
By order of the W.-. M.\
. ' JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary.
Jan. 4, 1866_2!>_3_
Burning Bush Chapter, No. 7, R.\A.-.M.\
A REGULAR CONVOCATION OF BURNING
BUSH CHAPTER will be held in the Chapter
Room on MONDAY NIGHT, March 12, 18GC, at
half-past seven o'clock. Companions will assem?
ble without further notice.
By order of the M.-.E.-.II.-.P..
JAMES A. HOYT, Secretary.
Jan 18, 18G6 31 3
Corner Queen and Meeting Sis.,
Charleston, S. O.
THIS popular and well-known House is now fully
open for the reception of visitors, having been re?
furnished with new and elegant furniture through?
out ; and offers to the traveller accommodations
and conveniences as a First Class Hotel, not to bo
equalled by any North or South. The patronage
of the travelling public is respectfully solicited.
Rates of board,.per day, ?4.(10.
Rates of board per month as may be agreed onj
Feb 15, 1866 .35
GREAT INM?EMENT! !
Selling Off aiLCost Prices!
I INVITE the attention of friends and castomers
to my fine stock of
which i am now ofkeuinu at
COST F B I C E S,
To make room for Spring and Summer Steck.
M. LESSEE, Agent. J
Feb 15,1806 35 , .
TPIUL, BE REC3SiVaSII>^
IN A FEW DA YS,
a. iOT Or,X?w5 j
NORTHERN IRISH POTATOES;1
50 Barrels Extra family Elomv
' M. LESSEE'S, Agent. J
Feb 10, 1866 35
NOTICE TO DISTILLERS.
THE FOLLOWING ACT, passed <it the recent
session of the Legislature, is published'for the
benefit of all concerned:
AN ACT TO REGULATE THE DISTILLATION
OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUORS.
I. Be it enacted by the Senate and'House of Rep:
rcscntaiives, now me and sitting in General As?
sembly, and by the authority of ibe same, That\
hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person in this
State to be engaged in the distillation of spirituous,
liquors from or out of any grain or other substance,
except raw aorghnm and the ordinary fruits in
their season, without a license therefor from the|
Commissioners of Public Buildings, of the. District:
in which such persons shall be engaged.
II. That before the license hereinbefore men?
tioned shall be granted, the-person or persons ap?
plying for the same shall pay into the hands of the
Commissioners of Public Buildings of the District
in which euch application shall be made,.the sum.
of two hundred dollars, on and for each and every .
still, or other apparatus used in the distillation of |
spirituous liquors, except from fruits, as aforesaid;
which license shall not be granted for a longer pe?
riod than twelve months.
III. That a violation of any of the provisions;
contained in this Act shall subject the person so
offending to indictment as for a high misdemeanor,
and, upon conviction thereof, such person shall be
fined in a sum not less than five hundred nor more
thin two thousand dollars, and imprisoned not less
than three months nor more than two years ; two j
hundred and fifty dollars of which fine shall'go to
the prosecutor, who shall be a competent witness
on behalf of the State.
In the Senate House, the twenty-first day. of De?
cember, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight
hundred and sixty-five.
W. D. PORTER,
President of the Senate.
C. II. SEM?NTON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Approved: James L. Ona.
All persrms in Anderson District, who have been
running St?h since the dote of the above Act, or
who expect to distil liquor from grain during the
present year, are hereby notified to make applica?
tion for License, in compliance with tho terms of
Application for Licenses must be made to the
Board of Commissioners of Public Buildings far
Anderson District. S. McCULLY,
0. H. P. FANT,
Commissioners of Pub. Buildings.
Feb 15. I?6G 35
The following Notes belonging to myself disap?
peared from my office on Salcday last, or within
two or three days afterwards?those payable to
the undersigned on their faces were as follows :
One on Dr. II. Ci Coolley for $73.05; W. W.
Humphreys, suu.oo ; ltcuben Richojr,, SI7.29 ;
S. 11. Owen, $100; Jas. A. Hoyt, $10.08; Jaa.. A.
Hoyt, $36.00; George Roof, $12.00; S. H. Bra
zeale, bal. $2.00; J. C. Keys, $36VJ0; 0. R.
Broyles, $400.00; 0. R. Broytcs, $20.00; 0. R.
Broyles, $070.00; F. W. Kilpafrick, $100.00 ; J.
V Harbort, $5.00: E. C. Cobb, $5.00 ; G. E.
Reeves, $5.00; H. C. Coolcv, bal. $4.00; J. C.
Keys, $75.00; J. W. Robinson, $1215.00; J. M.
I'artlow, $10.00; Jos. M. Adams, $16.60 ; J. S.
Lorton, $250.00; John Wilson, bal. order, $9.05;
II. C. Cooley and B. A. McAlistcr, $50.00; one
on L. A. Osborne for $41.00, payable to Jos. M.
Adams; one on Elijah Webb, payable to O. R.
Broyles. bal. $50.00; on John Peter Brown $92.
10, payable to J. M. Part low; on Hon. R. Munro,
$59.20, payable to J. M. I'artlow ; on M. B. Wil?
liams, 520.00, payable to 0. R. Broyles; on 0. R.
Broyles, $100.<>0, payable to A. 0. Norrie ; on Is?
rael Noel and John Charles, a small balance, pay?
able to 0. R. & J. T. Broyles, administrators: John
Major, to some, $27.00; on Wm. Masters, $25.09,
payable to 0. R. Broyles; A. Acker, $4.00; on
R. W. Todd, $3.00, payable tollarrisoa & Broylos;
on W. N. Purdy, payable to same, $10.00.
All persons are hereby forewarned not to trade
for any of the above mentioned Notes.. They, are
utterly valueless to any other person' tnao myself,
and I therefore hope this advertisement may lead
to their recovery. Memoranda of them have been
preserved, from which they may be renewed. I
will pay a reward of $20 in Gold to any one who
will deliver them to me, or furnish information
which will enable me to recover them.
A. T. BROYLES.
Feb 15, I860 35
BY an order of H. Hammond, Esq., Ordinary of
Anderson District, I will expose to sale on Saieday
in March next, the, Real Estate of Aaron S. Mitch?
ell, deceased, consisting of one Tract of Land,
situated in Anderson District, on the waters of
Rocky River, bouudfd by lands of A. M. Neal,
Whit. Guy t?n and others, and contains one hun?
dred and tour acres, more or less.
Ttrmt of Sule?On a credit of twelve months,
with interest from day of sale?the purchaser giv?
ing bond and security, and a mortgage of the
premises, if deemed necessary to the.Ordinary for
the payment of the purchase money?except the
cost, which will be required in cash?specie or its
equivalent?on day of sale.
Given under my hand and seal, this 10th day of
J. B. McGEE, s/a.d.
Sheriffs Office, Anderson, 8. C.
? '? 85 'j ., '. 3
BY nu order of H. Hammond, Esq., Ordinary of
Andersen District, I will expose to sale on.-Sale
d iy in March next, 1806, the Real Estato of Aaron
M. Hall, deceased, one Tract of Land, situated
in Anderson District, on .the waters of Generositc?
Creek, bounded by lands of widow Martin, Jane
Spearman and others, and contains one hundred
aud seventy-two acres, more or less.
Term of Sule.?Credit of twelve months, with
iuterest from day of sale?the purchaser giving
bond with good security, and a mortgage of the
premises, if deemed necessary to the Ordinary/or
payment of the purchase money?rexcept the cost,
which will be required in cash.to'be' paid in spe?
cie or.its equivalent. *
Given under my hand and seal February 10,
1866. J. B. McGEE, s.a.o.
Sheriff's Offico, Feb-15, 1866. 35?8
, ? Notice.
THE firm of ROGERS & nUME is this day dis?
solved by mutual consent. J. B. Rogers will con?
tinue the business. He will pay all demands
against the former firm, and receive aU debts due
the said firm. J. B. ROGERS.
Williameton, Feb 5, 18C6. ' 85-^-3 w
DOBBINS & BEcGEE,
HAVE opened the house formerly occupied by
B. B. & T. S. Cray ton, known as No. 1, Brick
Range. Will attend to all business in their line,
s'?eh"?3 selling Cotton, Flour, Bacon, Wheat, Corn,
Will also sell on consignment any Goods, Waros,
Merchandize, &c, entrusted to their care.
J. D. M. DOBBINS, "
J. B. McGKE.
?-??Jl^erei^^^is'Ezeeilencj Snmvs B- Orr , Co?
lumbia; J. G. Gibbes, Columbia; W. Y. Luitehv
J. E. Adger; Wm, L. Webb, Wm. S. Hall, CoL J.
B.E. Sloan,. Charleston ; J. W. Harrison, Fant 4
Sharpe, Bewley, Keese & Co., S. Hyde, Anderson;
Wm, Perry, P?ndleton. ?
Febl5;T8GC- 35- '8nT"~
SMITH & BREAZEALE,
ANNOUNCE to the public that they aro prepared
to make erery description of Men's and Boy's
Clothing, at the shortest uotice, and in the latest
style. Also, Cutting done according to the fash?
ions. A share of patronage is respectfully solici?
r#orShop is hi the second story of Granite Row,
immediately.over?. W. Brown's Store..
JESSE R. SMITH, I
S. A. BREAZEALE.
Feb 15, 186G 35
-. ;'?'..' i 1 ~ ~~~ r?~
ALL persons indebted t? the estates of Thos. J.
Carpenter and John T. Carpenter, deceased, will
pLcase come, forward and make payment to John'
B. Moore, my authorized agent, at Anderson C..
If., or to myself. All porsons" liaving demands
against these estates will present them legally at?
tested. F. G. CARPENTER, Adm'r.
February 15, 1866 35 3
Salt and Rice for Sale.
Low for Cash!
CORN, PEaS and MOLASSES, taking in exchange
for SALT. Merchants aud others would do
well to give me a call. ELIJAH WEBB.
Anderson C. H., Fob. 15, 18UG 35
Gr. M. J OISTES,
Begs leave to inform his friends and customers
that he is prepared to execute all work in his lino
Vith promptness and despatch, and . in the latent
approved style. Teeth'' mounted on the Vulcan?
ized India Rubber plan. A share of patronage,
solicited. Terms cash or provisions. Prices mod?
Office op-stairs', over J. Scott Murray's Law Of?
Jan 25, 1866 32 Gn.
Notice to Cotton Shippers.
THE Collector of Taxes at this place having given
notice that the two cents per pound tax on cotton
must be paid here, on all cotton shipped from this
point, we take this method of notifying ourfriendA
that we aro prepared to pay the tax on all cotton
sent to our care Ar shipment.
TO* W. II. .TEFFERS & CO.,
.JJg?" The Laurensville Herald, Abbeville Press
and Banner nnd Ander; on Inlelligoucr 's;" copy ,
three times and charge to acc>uut \V. II.-J.
Feb 15, 18(56 35_3_
To Raffle Z Z
A SPLENDID ROSEWOOD. 7 OCTAVE PIANO,
togother with Piano Stool and Music Back. Can
be seen at the old Anderson Hotel.
?Phe list will be found by calling at Mr. I.esser's
. COOPEHS' ISINGLASS.
And for sale by
YV. n. NAIiDIK & CO.
Feb .8, 186(5 31
; Spauldings Prepared Glue,
Just received. nnil f?r sale by
\V. II. NAnVLN & CO.,
No. 7. Brick Range.
Feb 8, 1866 U
CHIMNEYS FOR KEROSINE LAMPS,
LAMP WICKS, &c, \
For sale by
W;. II. NARD1N &. Co.
Feb 8, 1866 34 J
And for sale by
..... \\. IT. NARDIN & CO.
And for sale by
W. H. NARDIN & CO.
Feb 8,1866 34 ?_
A FRESH supply of Fluid,. and EX?
PRESS LANTERNS, made to burn Lig
ro-ino Fluid, for sale by
MT. H. NARDIN & CO.,
No. 7, Brick Range.
? Feb 8 1866_34
W. H JEFFERS & CO,
GENERAL COMMISSION BIERCHANTS,
V COLUMBIA, k C.
THANKFUL for the patronage heretofore go lib?
erally extended, they hope by prompt attention to
merit a continuance
Feb 1,1866 83. lm
Dissolution of opartnership.
THE FIRM OF STRINGER, COX & McGEE,
Morchants, has been dissolved by mutual consent.
Mr; George-W. Cox having purchased the intereata
of Andrew J. Stringer nnd \V. Sanford McGee, in
the Books of-Accounts and Notes d ic to said firm,
is alone responsible for all debts due by the firm.
This 27th day of Januar}-, 18(56.
ANDREW J. STRINGER,
GEORGE W. COX.
W. SAXFORD McGEE.
Belton, S.' C._33_ 2
FOR SALE' BY THE BARREL,
: i . .at I :: '?
75 CENTS PEE GALLON.
. - . . FISHER. & LOWRANCE,
Columbia S_ 3.
; Febl, 186G SO .' * '