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K. B. MURRAY, Editor.
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 1885.
ONE YEAH._-, ~~~~~~~-81.50.
SIX MONTHS.- .- 7So.
Two Dollars If not paid In advance.
The case of the parties accused of
killing Culbreatb, in Edgefield, was
called last, on last Friday, and the in?
dictment, which covered fifty-six pages,
was read. The accused claimed three
days in which to plead, and Wednesday,
the 18th inst., wa3 fixed as the day for
them to auswer. It is not known wheth?
er the trial will be proceeded with, or
the case be continued.
A dispatch from Fargo, Minn., to the
Free Press, says that Senator Mahone, of
Virginia, is to settle permanently in the
Red River Valley. This, if true, will
be good news to Virginia. We thought
?the result of the Virginia election
would move Mahone, but we must con?
fess he gets out better than we expected
he would, for we thought he had gone
up Salt River.
The city of Galveston, Texas, was
visited on the morning of Friday, the
13th inst., with one of the most destruc?
tive fires of modern times. It originated
at 1.40 a. m., and soon passed ont of
control, sweeping a space of seven blocks
wide by one mile long. The loss is vari?
ously estimated at from, two to four
million dollars. Many families escaped
in their night clothes, without saving
anything, and great distress prevails
among' the losers. Contributions have
been liberally sent- forward from the
various cities of the Union, and all the
assistance possible is being rendered
vihose in need.
An exchange says: "There are pre?
dictions that the Democrats will intro?
duce into the Honse of Representatives
a bill to repeal the Civil Service Act,
: and that tho Seuate and the President |
will resist it, thus .bringing on a fine
squabble." The Democratic party has
besn lead into a great many foolish con?
flicts in the past, but has never yet done
anything so foolish as- to engage in the
/ contest which is predicted in this state?
ment It would be assured defeat in ad?
vance of the contest, and a defeat which
would greatly weaken the party before
the people of the country. The best
way to handle the Civil Service question
is to let it alone, and put a Democrat in
ft every office in the government as soon as
possible, with as little parade on the sub?
ject as possible.
, The English government crowned its
wrongs towards the French Canadians on
-last Monday, by the hanging of Kiel,
, tije.ieader of .the half-breed insurrectioa
.' iats in the West last Summer. Tbe in?
surrectionists fought for the redress of
grievances which the English govern?
ment failed repeatedly to recognize, until
the attention of the world was called to
the wrong by the insurrection, and then
the wrongs were redressed, showing that
the insurrection was waged in a good
. cause. The hanging of Biel was a
. cowardly act of despotic power on the
part of the Government. Even the jury
which convicted him of high treason re?
commended him to mercy, and yet the
brutish vengeance of a tyranical Gover?
nor-General of Canada ignored this re?
commendation,'and executed the leader
of a brave contest for the acknowledged
rights of his fellow citizens. Sir John
McDonald, the Governor-General, de?
serves to be held in scorn and derision
for this outrage upon human justice.
The most intense hatred to the Govern?
ment has been engendered by this petty
tyranny, and it may lead to much trouble
to the Government.
?-? Visitors to the State Fair last week
speak in enthusiastic terms of the merit
of the exhibition in all departments,
claiming that it excelled all former ex?
hibits of the Society, and that the at?
tendance was decidedly larger than it
has ever been before. They are, how?
ever, equally as unanimous and unquali?
fied in their hearty condemnation of the
. .swindling gamblers who were permitted
tb ply their business under licenses from
the Society upon tbe grounds. It is,
however, due to the Society to say that
they condemned the granting of licenses
to these parties, and the President ex?
plained that they had been granted
.under a misrepresentation as to their
character. The parties were finally ar?
rested and carried before the Mayor and
fined forty dollars each for gambling.
This, however, was not a punishment
sufficient to deter these men from their
business, and we think more certain pro?
tection should be afforded the public
against such future swindles. This can
be amply done by making the appropri?
ation from the State, conditioned upon
the Society keeping the grouuds clear of
such concerns, and we hope the Legisla?
ture will so protect the public. The
State Fair is a valuable institution to
the State, and we rejoice to see its con
tinned prosperity, by which the spirit of
successful entet prise is diffused all over
the State. The former officers of the |
Society received a fitting compliment by
a unanimous re-election.
Tbe trial of Dr. Bellinger, for the
killing of Stephney Riley in Charleston,
resulted last week in a mistrial, the jury
standing at first eight for acquittal to
four for a verdict of manslaughter, and
finally eleven for acquittal to one for
manslaughter. The testimony of Dr.
Bellinger, and perhaps two other wit?
nesses, was to the effect that the deceased
was advancing on the Doctor with a
knife in his hand when he was shot,
while six or seven of the State's witnes?
ses indicated that Dr. Bellinger shot
without justifiable reason for doing so.
The trial of this case has been watched
with more than ordinary interested in the
State, and we must say that the testimony
for the prosecution falls very far short of
racking the strong case which the prelim?
inary, reports made out. We do not wish
to ? be. unjust to Dr. Bellinger, and at the
same time we cannot forbear to express
our loss to understand this remarkable
case. It was given to the public that
Dr. Bellinger had said that he would
rather die than tell the true reason for
which he shot Biley, and yet the reason
he gave on the stand, if true, was abun?
dantly sufficient for his justification.
He is a man of high character, and a
majority of the jury believed his state
ment, and yet there is an air of improb?
ability in it which no doubt lead to the
mistrial in the case. It is one of those
perplexing cases which the Court? have
to dispose of, and with which outsiders
are happy in having no connection. Dr.
Bellinger was admitted to bail in tbe sum
j of five thousand dollars.
The Grand Jury in Barn well made the
following reference to tbe prohibition
question, which has been agitating that
County for some time past:
The witnesses in the liquor cases failed
to give evidence sufficient to sustain the
prosecution in any case. There was no
doubt of the wide and flagrant violation
of the prohibition law. Men who would
not have been allowed under the old law
to engage in the liquor traffic, on account
of their lack of responsibility, are now
selling it and injuring the young men of
the country. There is a widespread
belief that tbe law is not sustained by
public opinion, and it is hoped lhat the
representatives will be guided by the
public wish. Tbe Grand Jurors believe
that the time has come for the repeal of
the prohibition law, and recommend
bigu license, strict regulations, and that
three-fourths of all sums received from
liquor licenses be appropriated to school
The prohibition law was passed for
Bam well after an informal \ had been
held, in which, if we rememt correctly,
less than one-third of the voting popula?
tion of the County went to the polls, and
the result goes to show that the position
we take in this matter is the correct one.
No law should be enacted in a democratic
government that public opinion does not
sustain. It is belter to have license than
to attempt prohibition against the peo?
ple; but where the majority are in favor
of prohibition, they should have the
law. Hence, we think in all such cases
an election should be ordered, and the
matter left with the people. If a major?
ity favor it in Anderson County, we have
no fear that the law will not be enforced.
In Barnwell County it might be well to
submit the question of repeal to an
olection also. The majority has tbe
right to rule in this country.
Out of Kansas Over the Mountains.
Me. Editor: At St. Louis and
Kansas City I ran upon a considerable
number of home-seekers who were
making their way to the South slopes of
the Boston and Ozark Mountains, which
is about the same altitude, latitude and
climate of Western S. C, and lies in
Southwestern and Northwest Arkansas.
Now, there is no State in the Union that
has a harder name than Arkansas, and
there is lots of truth in the sayings, - so
far as sickness is concerned. There is a
large territory, in the swamps along Lower
White and Arkansas Bivers, and in fact,
most of the low swampy sections, that is
undoubtedly very sickly. I am sure a
square township of their best lands would
not induce the writer to live in this sec?
tion ; but higher up, in White and Jack?
son Counties, where the rich bottoms of
White River join the rich foot-hills of
the mountains, is, I know, the finest and
most desirable new country I ever saw
for an industrious farmer or stock-raiser.
Fruit of all sorts, small and large, seem
to be in their natural clime, and quite a
business is done over the Iron Mountain
Road to St. Louis in this Hoe alone.?
Steamboats run. along White River
from 11 to 5 miles from the railroad.
At the foot-hills of the mountains there
is a quantity of game?there is plenty of
deer, turkey, squirrels, large rabbits, a
few bear and panther, beaver, otter,. and
ducks without limit. The beautiful,
clear streams of water, up near the hills,
are filled with the finest fish, and very
large ones. Cattle, hogs and horses live
iu the range on the hills and bottoms,
both Winter and Summer, without feed?
ing them, but of course would do much
better if fed in Winter, (I think). There
is plenty of good water on every side,
and the finest timber I have seen any?
where. I saw on the sides of the rail?
road, where the timber was removed,
plenty of blue grass taking hold. Any
crops that grow in Western S. C. grow
on this rich soil to perfection, and the
yield is astonishingly large for the sports?
man and farmer. I know of no new
country that has such inducements;
lands are worth from $3 to $8 per acre,
and there is splendid transportation.
Keutuckians say this is a new Kentucky,
and I believe it; and I guess if my bones
are not covered with Western S. 0. soil
they will rest somewhere in Northwestern
"Arkansaw." . J. C. S.
OUB WASHINGTON LETTER.
[From our Resident Correspondent.]
Washington, D. C, Nov. 14,1885.
As predicted in these letters some time
since the changes in the offices have
been more numerous this month than in
any other one month since the change of
Administration. There are but very few
I old and familiar faces in the high posi
| tions in the Treasury Department. The
I weeding-out process is still going on, and
now the changes are being made in the
i lower grades. Tbe changes are few,
looked at through daily glasses, but when
summed up at the end of the month a
j respectable showing is made. It is ex*
I pected that tbe number will be greater
! still after the first Monday in December,
I when Congress meets. There are many
palpitating hearts in manly and womanly
breasts, and the month of December is
The President is busily engaged in
writing his message, and thinks that one
of the best things he has done since he
has been in office was issuing tbe order
cutting off office seekers from interviews.
He now finds time to go over the reports
of his Cabinet officers and to write on
his message. In tbe message he will
discuss the silver question very thorough?
ly and set forth strong reasons why the
Bland silver bill should be repealed.
The tariff question will enter largely
into the reorganization of the new House,
and is already being animatedly dis?
cussed by members in the city. Randall
is determined to make a stubborn fight
against depriving the Appropriation
Committee of any of the powers it has
heretofore enjoyed, and he will be sup?
ported by many of the Republicans. }
The fight this year will be over the for
mation and powers of the Committee j
instead of directly on the Speakership.
The telephone controversy has con
BUmed most of the time of Secretary
Lamar this week. Numerous affidavits
have been read tending to show that Pro?
fessor Pickering of Harvard and Pro?
fessor Vanderweyed invented in 1868
and 1869 instruments for transmitting
sound by electricity, thus antedating
Bell's invention. Muccci, the Italian
' who Claims to have invented the tele?
phone as early as 1849, is present, and
takes an active part in the controversy.
Tho Secretary has his bands full, aud
will never be caught in a like fix again.
He is a hard worker and never shirks,
but has enough business in tbe regular
routine of his Department to occupy the
whole of his time without having cases
referred from other Departments for his
action, however complimentary it may be.
Professor Wiley, Chief Chemist of the
Agricultural Bureau, has goue to Europe
to examine machinery there in use for
the manufacture of sorghum sugar.
Since Editor Coleman has been Com?
missioner of Agriculture new lile and
interest has been given to the production
of sugar from sorghum. His prodeoes
sor, Dr. Loring, had no faith in the suc?
cessful production of sugar from that
cane, and discouraged experiments and
investigations in that interest to the full
extent of bis power.
The Guiteau case is once more before
the courts of the District of Columbia?
this time in the nature of a libel suit by
Rev. Dr. Hicks against the Evening Star
newspaper. The Rev. Doctor was
Guitean's spiritual adviser, and was
charged by the Star with offering for
sale the assassin's bones, which were be?
queathed to him. Hicks has been living
on his orange grove in Florida for the
past year, and reached here Thursdayin
time for the trial. It is a singular coin?
cidence that the judge who presided in
the Guiteau trial also presided in this
civil trial arising out of the same case.
The jury rendered a verdict for one cent
M. Bartholdi, the celebrated French
sculptor who designed and moulded Lib?
erty enlightening the world, is here
pushing the adoption of his model for
the statue of Lafayette to be erected by
direction of Congress. Only two sculp?
tors, Meade and Bartholdi, have submit?
ted models. The latter has submitted
two, and it is thought that one of them
will be adopted.
Both the President and Secretary
Lamar are taking a deep interest in the
Indian question. They believe that the
white man should be rigorously excluded
from the red man's reservations, and
everything done to Christianize the
Indian. In this way they think he can
be civilized, and they believe that ulti?
mately land will be given to the Indians
in severalty, and that they will be thrown
more on their own resources for support.
That is their theory, and they want to
do all in their power to prepare the
nation's wards to provide for themselves.
Sergeant Brainard of the Greeley
Arctic expedition fame will before long
receive his merited reward. The Presi?
dent is not unmindful of his case and
will soon promote him to a second lieu?
tenancy, and then he will be assigned to
one of the cavalry regiments, lie is a
man of medium statue and thick set
frame, and looks the very picture of ro?
bust health. His eyes are still weak, so
that at times he is obliged to wear glasses
to sbade them. He is getting quite
fleshy, but the flesh is firm and his color
General Sheridan's report has not been
given to the public yet, becau*e it con?
tained some sharp strictures on tbe act
of the Secretary of War in sending the
members of the General's staff to their
regiments, thus compelling him to form
a new staff.
If matters continue as they now exist
much longer it will be necessary for the
President to define the prerogatives of
the Secretary of War and the General of
the Army. Each claims to outrank the
other, and the question as to which of
the two is highest in authority will have
to be settled before long. It has been a
mooted question ever since General Sher?
idan has been in command of the Army.
There is quite a strong feeling among
many Congressmen to pass this, coming
session a bill pensioning all soldiers who
served on the Union 3ide during the lato
war. There is, however, a great differ?
ence of opinion as to what tbe pension
should be. The majority seem to favor
$6 a month, regardless of rank. This
will not detract from what is already re?
ceived under existing laws, but will be in
addition to it. If introduced the bill
will probably pass, as neither party is
willing to assume responsibility for its
OUR NEW YORK LETTER,
[From our Regular Correspondent.']
New York, Nov. 14, 1885.
Judge Cardoza is dead; he is tbe last
of the Ring Judges whose memories are
execrated by most of the citizens of New
York. Twelve years have passed since
the close of the ring rule; one by one
the members of the gang have passed
away, the death of Judge Cardoza closes
tbe account of the ring judges. It is not
often in the history of the world, that a
great and opulant city has been legally
captured by a horde of bandits?I say
legally, for all of these meu came into
there positions under the forms of law.
New York had justly felt proud of her
Supreme Court; on that bench bad eat
Jay and Clinton and Livingston, and a
host of others whose names were the
symbol of all that was pure, or holy in
justice. In her hours of .stormiest trial,
her Supreme Court had been her ark of
the covenant, and on Its ermine lay no
blot or stain. Before its unquestioned
decisions, faction stood appalled and dumb
?and to the honor of its upright judges,
be it recorded, their honesty was never
questioned either by friend or foe. This
was the condition of affairs when Wil?
liam Mil Tweed got possession of the
political organization known as Tammany
Hall, It had been in existence , since
1790, and had always exercised a para?
mount power in the politics of New
York. For years previous to the time I
speak of, it had been sustained by the
volunteer fire department, which was
thoroughly organized in every portion of
the city; and enrolled among its mem?
bers thousands of the most desperate and
unscrupulous men in New York. Prize
fighters, gamblers and thieves, held rich
and responsible offices. The membership
to Tammany was jealously guarded, and
was only accorded after long and tried
service in the party. When William M.
Tweed got control of this tremendous
engine, whose edicts were law as irrevo?
cable as the laws of the Medes and the
Persians?the Supreme Court stood
between bim aud his prey, and ho imme?
diately set himself to work to re organize
the Supreme Court, and thu3 by the
forms of law control the two thousand
millions of property, which represented
the city's wealth. Three men were
quickly found among the lawyers of New
York?these were George L. Barnard,
Albert Cardoza and Judge McCunn. At
the behest of whoever desired them,
writs of mandamus and injunction flew
like hail, and those sacred writs which
were supposed to be the citizen's protec?
tion and shield?were invoked to his
disaster and ruin. At the instance of
the notorious Jim Fisk, the safes of the
Union Pacific Railroad were broken
open with sledge hammers by a pack of
ruffians and thieves, and rifled of their
contents iu open day. The officers of
the company fled affrighted to New
Jersey to avoid the corrupt process of the
Court?aad a few days after removed tho
offices of the company to Boston, where
they remain to this day. *
Ed. Stokes robbed Fisk of his mistress,
and Fisk invoked the aid of the Court to
ruin Stokes, and aided by the Court they
seized on Stokes' Oil works at Grceupoiut
and ruined bim. Stokes, knowing the
impossibility of getting justice in the
courts against Fisk, took the law in his
own hands and killed him. At last tho
robberies and outrages became so alarm?
ing and oppressive that no man outstdo
the ring felt his life and properly were
safe. A citizens' meeting was called at
the Cooper Institute, and self-preserva?
tion brought together tho wealthiest men
in the city. Millions of money had been
stolen, and the robbery was still going
on at the rate of millions a week. In a
single morning Oakey Hall, the mayor,
signed bills to the amount of thrco
millions and five hundred thousand
dollars. At last, a halt was called?and
the Supreme Judges were indicted ; just
before the indictment, Cardoza, who saw
the coming storm, resigned, aud so
l escaped impeachment, but Barnard and
McCunn were hurled from their imperial
height, and fell like Lucifer never to rise
again. Barnard, who was a man of fine,
generous instincts, and who bad married
the daughter of the millionaire tobacco
nist, John Anderson, died of a broken
heart. McCunn, as soon as he realized
the terrible position in which he had
placed himself, sat deliberately down and
drank himself to death. Cardoza was a
Jew, and was related to the rich Nathan,
who was murdered on 23rd Street. Sus?
picion fell on Nathans eldest son, but by
Cardoza's iniluonce ho escaped indict
went. From tbo hour of hin fall. Judge
Cardoza never took an active part in
public affairs. He confined himself to
his law business, and having an extensive
clieutage among tbe Jews, made money
and dies rich. He was a man of excel?
lent legal ability and fine social qualities ;
had he chosen to do so, be might have
occupied an enviable position among the
honored jurists of tbe land, but his evil
associations led him down to ruin, and
his terrible fall will serve for years to
come, to point a moral and adorn a tale.
Tho death of John McCullough, the
actor, though it occurred in Philadelphia,
has created quite as much of a sensation
here as it does in the city of Brotherly
Love. He was one of our best known
aud best liked dramatic artists. The
profession he belonged to is subject to
very violent antagonisms and jealousies.
Many star actors are thoroughly detested
by tbe profession. Mr. Forrest was hated
by every company that he had anything
to do with for the last twenty years of
his life. Mr. Booth is thoroughly dis?
liked by those who are brought into
professional association with him, and
the same may be said of Lawrence
Barrett and many others; but John
McCullough died as ho lived, with the
kindly regards of all who knew him. It
was in this city that ho achieved his
greatest triumph, and it was here on his
departure for Europe, that the literary
elite of our city assembled atDelmonico's,
to give him a Godspeed. John McCul?
lough was then at the zenith of his
success, he had completed the longest
and most brilliant engagement of bis
life, and stood on tbe pinnacle of fame
at the Metropolis of the nation. It was
the proudest and happiest day of his
life. England was a disappointment to
him, neither the flattery of the Prince of
Wales, nor the vivas of the Garrick
Club could compensate the absence of
the public. When he returned he was
not the same John McCullough, who
left us only a few months before. The
man who stood before thousands in the
arena as a model gladiator, was bent and
thin and shrivelled. The temper that
was generous and open as the sunlight,
became morbid and sour, and so after a
few months he passes away in the very
bloom ot his manhood and the zenith of
his fame. While strong men wept?
there were hundreds ot women, who
viewed the remains, and sobbed as if
their hearts would break?many appear?
ed to lose all control of themselves, and
could not have mourned him more sin?
cerely, if he had been a brother or a
husband. The delegation from this city
to the funeral was tbe largest that ever
left here to attend tho funeral of a pri?
vate citizen. Whilo be was admired and
respected by the general public who
knew him only as an actor, he was loved
and honored by the profession of his
adoption, of which he was one of the
most distinguished ornaments.
Mary Anderson's manager, Mr. Abboy,
imforms us that tbe cash receipts of that
lady have averaged nearly $2,000 a night
?not bad for Our Mary. Miss Marga?
ret Mather's manager has not yet favored
us with a peep into his cash box, but if
Miss Mather is uot drawing $2,000 a
night, it is because the house won't hold
it. Mis3 Mather is testing tho capacity
of her house, and she has made such a
hit in Juliet that it promises to be the
standing attraction for weeks.
But if, as many good people declare,
the gentleman with tho cloven hoof is
the especial patron of theaters, it is
evident that he is not going to have it
all his own way this winter, lor the Epis?
copal Mission, of which I spoke some
months ago, has begun and is already a
grand Buccess. Till recently the Episco?
pal Church has never favored these so
called religious revivals, nor does the
present mission partake of the character
of tbe old fashioned camp meeting. It
seems to be patterned after the Catholic
Missions, and characterized by deep
religious fervor, more than loud spasmod?
The ministers having the missions in
charge have come over from England,
and are gentlemen of great experience
among the poorer classes. The idea seems
to be to get rid of the impressions that
the Episcopal Church is the church of
the aristocracy; but it is the church
alike of rich and poor. Ail the resident
clergy are lending the good work their
heartiest co-operation, and up to tho
present time the result ha3 been most
gratifying and satisfactory?thousands of
people filling the missions who have
rarely been seen inside of a church.
The ministers in charge are live men?
men of the people, who could run a foot
race, or preach a sermon and win both.
One was the stroke oar of the Cambridge
crew for years, and the other during his
senior term at Oxford, was the most
wonderful athlete of his class. Bobust
in health, strong in faith, earnest in
their glorious work among the poor, tbe
Episcopal Church is proud of them, as
they are proud of their grand old mother.
Before tbe winter is past, we expect
great results from tho work now going
on, and it certainly marks a new era in
Episcopacy in America.
No event has stirred politicians in this
vicinity more than the case of Mr.
Sterling, who was appointed weigher,
and then suspended by tbe President.
On every corner, if you see a knot of
men in conversation, if not discussing
the probable chances of Warner?Fred.
Ward's pal, you may be sure they are
talking about Sterling. Mr. Heddeu did
not like tbe idea of having his man
bouueed, and is determined, if possible ,
to get him back. He is a bigger elephant
on the hands of the administration than
Keily. The swallow-tails say he is an
outrage on the civil service, and the
horny handed say, civil service be
blowed. It would be an act of mercy to
tbe administration to elect Sterling a
Brooklyn alderman. That is the way
out of a painful national dilemma for
which I make no charge.
THE WALLACE HOUSE.
Arranging for Organization and the lle
nnion Next Year.
Columbia, November 11, 1385.?By
request the following gentlemen, mem?
bers of the Wallace House, met in
Wright's Hotel at 8 o'clock p. m., to-wit:
Messrs. F. A. Conuor, Abbeville ; I. S.
Bamberg, Barnwell; John B. Erwin,
Lancaster; J. B. Humbert, J. Wash
Watts, Laurens ; John S. Verner, Oco
nee; D. F. Bradley, Pickens; E. S,
Allen, Spartai burg: A. E. Hutchinson.
B. H. Masiey York. The following
officers of i he House were present:
John T. Sloan, clerk; W. McB. Sloau,
assistant clerk; C. O. Mayball, door?
On motion Mr. B. H. Massey was
called to the chair and John T. Sloau
was appointed Secretary.
The secretary handed tho chairman
the gavel used in the organization of
the Wallace House. [Applause.] Tho
chairman stated that the meeting had
beeu requested for the purpose of con?
sulting with the view of organizing a
permaneut society of the members of
the Wallace House of Representatives
who organized in the Carolina Hall
November, 1876. The following resolu?
tions were unanimously agreed to:
Resolved, That tbe Secretary prepare
aud publish a list of the members of the
House of Representatives who organized,
I iu tbe Carolina Hall ou November, 1S7C,
j known as the Wallace House, and that
they be requeued to meet in Caroliua
Hall, in tho city of Columbia, on
Wednesday or Thursday of the next
State Fair for the purpose of organizing
a permanent society.
Resolved, That ox-Governor Wade
Hampton, the Senate and its officers o f
1876, the State officers of 1876 and Judge
^A. C. Haskdl be, and they are hereby,
invited to attend the meeting.
Resolved, That a committee of three
be appointed to invite tbe Hon. W. H.
Wallace to address the meeting on tho
history of the eventful struggle of the
Wallace House, whereupon the chair?
man announced Messrs. Verner, Bamberg
and Allen, of the committee.
Resolved, That a committee of three be
appointed to make arrangements for the
contemplated meeting, whoreupou the
Chair announced Messrs. Erwin, Bradley
and Connor of the committee.
Ordered, That tho proceedings of this
meeting be published iu the Columbia
Register and the News and Courier, and
that all other newspapers in the State be
requested to copy."
On motion the meeting was adjourned.
B. H. Massey, Chairman.
John T. Sloan, Secretary.
? The battle ground of Missionary
Ridge has been converted into a straw?
berry garden. Northern colonists have
climbed with hoes and rakes where
Yankee soldiers tried to rush with bay?
onets. Land that went begging a few
years ago at $2 per acre, now commands,
it is said, ?250, and natives tvho starved
on 500 acres are crowded out by New
Englanders who grow rich on 10.
? An intimate friend of Jas. G.
Blaine says that the late Pre?idential
candidate rejoices over Davenport's de?
feat in New York. He says that Blaine
proposes to be the Republican nominee
in 1888, and wants the records to show
that his Presidential vote is the strongest
Republican vote that has been cast in
New York since 1884.
? The Pickens Sentinel says: "Mr. J.
E. Hagood, Jr., deputy clerk of the
United States Circuit Court, has sent in
his resignation to Judge Bond. Mr.
Hagood was for several years a faithful
and efficient deputy. We are glad to
say that he has permanently located at
this place for the purpose of looking
after the extensive farming interests of
his father in this County."
? The Edgefield grand jury has in?
dicted all the meu charged with lynching
Culbreath except two.
In every County, to sell by
Memoirs of Gen. U. S. Grant,
Written by Himself.
For terms and territory, address
n. d. McDonald & co.,
Nov 19, 1885 19_8
STOLEN from near Anderson, S. C, on
night of 15th inst., one large bay
HORSE, about 16 hands high, and about
8 years old, blind in one eye. Think he
was stolen by a black negro boy, about 17
years old?has some pock marks on his
neck, and is near-sighted; goes by name of
Bill Lee, and has relatives in Abbeville
and Laurens Counties, S. C., and has been
in Georgia this year. The Horse may have
been stolen by'other parties. Twenty-five
Dollars reward will be paid by the under?
signed for the apprehension and delivery
of the horse and thief to me in Anderson,
or Ton Dollars for either. Address
J. S. FOWLER.
Nov 19, 1885 _ _19___
N?TIGE OF SALE.
BY virtue of a Deed of Trust executed
to nie by Henry Long, 1 will sell
at public Auction at Anderson Court House,
S. C, at the usual hour, on SALESDAY
IN DECEMBER next, all that
TRACT OF LAND,
Containing 230 acres, more or lcs3, situate
in Anderson County, on Wilson's Creek,
waters of Rocky River, adjoining lands of
Wm. Ranson, George W. Long and others.
To be sold for the benefit of mortgage
creditors. Tebms?One-half cash, the oth?
er half on a credit of twelve months, with
interest from day of sale, at the rate of ten
per cent per annum, to be secured by mort?
gage of the premises.
JAS. H. McCONNELL, Trustee.
Nov 19,1885 19 3
Office of Cquxty Commissioners,
Anderson, S. C, Nov. 3,1885.
THE following statement, as required by
law, shows the number of days the
Board of County Commissioners for An?
derson County were in session during the
fiscal year, commencing November 1st,
1884. and ending October 31st, 1885, to
?ether with the number of miles traveled
y the members, respectively, in attending
the meetings of the Board, and in perform?
ing other duties required of them by law :
Board in Session.21 Days.
Joshua Jameson traveled.1563 Miles.
A. O. Norris traveled.1321 Miles.
W. J. Robbins.841 Miles.
I, E. W. Long, Clerk of the Board of
CountyCommissioners for Anderson Coun?
ty, do hereby certify that the ioregoing
statement is correct and true; and I fur?
ther certify that no account against the
said County were approved during the said
fiscal year without being properly verified
according to law.
E. W. LONG,
Nov 19, 1885 19 1
ONE LOT, in fhc City of Anderson,
S. U,. on Greenville St., with two
pood houses, comparatively new. One
house contains five rooms and two porch?
es?all finished in the best manner. The
other honse contains two good rooms, Y>el\
finished. Also, has fine Welt of water, and
all other necessary improvements. For
further particulars apply to
JESSE M. SMITH, Anderson, S.C.
Nov IV, 1385_19_3
State or South Carolina,
BY virtue of a "Warrant on Crop to me
directed by M. P. Tribblo, C. C. P., I
will expose to sale at Calhoun, on the
premises of Nancy A. Chapman, deceased,
on Tuesday after Salesday in December
next, the following property, to wit:
About five Bales of Cotton, three hun?
dred bushels of Cotton Seed, one hundred
and fifty bushels of Corn, and about seven
hundred bundles of Fodder. Levied on as
the property of James Chapman and Hew
let P. Chapman, in favor Texanna Ragsdule
and E. "Wallace Kagsdale.
WM. L. BOLT,
Sherill* Anderson County.
Nov 10. 1885 19 3
THE STATE OF SOUTH, CAROLINA,
BY virtue of an execution tome directed,
I will sell to the highest bidder, before
the Court House door in Anderson, S. C,
on SALESDAY IN DECEMBER next,
within the legal hours of sale, the follow?
ing several Tracts or Parcels of Land,
situate in the County of Anderson, State
of S. C, on Big Generostee Creek, to wit :
TRACT NO. 1, containing five and one
tenth acres, more or. less, adjoining lands of
J. J. Leslie and others.
TRACT NO. 2, containing lifty acres,
more or Jess, adjoining lands of Dr. Todd
TRACT NO. 3, containing forty acres,
more are less, adjoining lands of H. B.
Major3, Dr. Tood and others.
TRACT NO. 4, containing thirty-four
acres, more or less, adjoining lands of Dr.
Todd and others.
TRACT NO. 5, containing sixty-three
acres, more or less, adjoining lands of J.
H. McClinton and others.
TRACT NO. 6, containing thirty-five
acres, more or less, adjoining lands of
Cochran and others.
Levied on at the suit of B. F. and T. S.
Crayton against John H. McClinton, et al.,
heirs at Law in possession of the Real
Estate of A. S. McClinton, deceased, Judg?
Terms of Salb?Cash. Purchaser to pay
extra for papers.
WM. L. BOLT,
Sheriff of Anderson C-uintv,
Nov 12, 18S5 18_4'
State of South Carolina,
County of Anderson.
BY virtue of an Execution to me direct?
ed, I will sell to the highest bidder,
before the Court House door at Anderson,
S, C, on SALESDAY iN DECEMBER
next, within the legal hours of sale, all
the life-time interest of H. B. Rogers in all
TRACT OF LAND
In Anderson County, State of South Caro?
lina, in Brushy Creek Township, contain?
ing fifty-two acres, raoro or less, adjoiuing
lands of B. F. Mauldin, J. T. Wigington,
Estate of Ezekiel Long and others, known
as the R. N. Mauldin Tract. Levied on at
the suit of the National Bank of Anderson
against H. B. Rogers.
Terms of Sali:?Cash. Purchaser to pay
extra for papers.
WM. L. BOLT,
Sheriff of Anderson County.
Nov 12, 1885_18__4
State of South Carolina,
BY virtue of an execution to me directed,
I will exnose to sale on SALES
DAY IN DECEMBER next, at Anderson
Court House, all of the Defendant's inter?
est in the following Tract of Land, con?
more or less, situate in Anderson County,
State aforesaid, on waters of Generostee
Creek, Corner Township, and bounded by
lands of John W. Daniels, J. 0. McAdams
Levied on as the property of Joshua
Burroughs at the suit of James B. Burress.
Terms of sale?Cash. Purchaser to pay
extra for all necessary papers.
WM. L. BOLT,
Sheriff of Anderson County.
Nov 12, 1S85_IS_4.
-IS NOW DIRECTED TO -
OUR URGE STOCK AND FINE SELECTION OF
SING? AND DOUBLE 6TN4
S31 ITH & WESSON PISTOLS,
AND OTHER STANDARD GOODS.
AMMUNITION AND SPORTMENS' GOODS,
Cartridges, Paper and Brass Shells, &c,
OUT OF OUR TREMENDOUS STOCK ANY ONE CAN
Nov 19, 1885 19
New Crop ?ST. O. Syrup
?Tust in ?tlie Cheapest and the Best.
ALSO, A BIG LOT OF
FLOUR AND BACON,
A.1L?! other Grocei'ios.
JteiT BE sure to ace us before making your purchases. Remember, we sell
Goods just a LITTLE CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST.
PERSONS INDEBTED XO TJS,
Either by Note or Account, should come to see us at once. We need money.
W. S. LIGON & CO.
Nov 19, 1885_ 19_
JOHN M. HUBBARD & BRO.
Are Just tile Boys to sell you
Mm id Jewelry, Us, Spectacles ml falte.
We sell them so cheap,
Our competitors weep,
And grumble and tumble,
And lose half their sleep.
We have also knocked the bottom out of high prices. The prettiest line (if not the
largest) of Silverware in the City.
WEST END WAVERLY HOUSE, ANDERSON, ft. C.
Nov i2, 1885 18 _
FALL AND WINTER GOODS!
ALL THE LADIES are respectfully invited to inspect, my Stock of FALL and
WINTER MILLINERY. I have a handsome display of Millinery Novel
tics?lints, Itonnets, Velvets, IMbbons, Tips?and all Goods usually
found in a Fi rut Class Millinery Store. Be siurc and give me a call before buying.
MISS DELL A KEYS.
Oct 1, IS85 ? -m
It is needless to remind you that
CHRISTMAS IS COMING,
But we want everybody who intends
To comprehend the fact that we are now ALL
READY to show you the finest assort?
ment ever exhibited, for our NEW
ELEGANT AND DESIRABLE,
SUITABLE TO EVERYBODY,
Is now complete, and comprises an Elegant line of
TOILET GOODS, PERFUMERY, FANCY GOODS,
CHRISTMAS GOODS, for lihe many, suitable fop Old
Make no mistake. Do not lay out a dollar in Presents until
you have seen our splendi 1 Stock?beyond all ques?
tion the most Complete and Best Assortment
of really DESIRABLE PRESENTS.
BELIEVING that we are about to experience a Holiday Season of unusual ac?
tivity, and anticipating that a generil and widespread observance of Christ?
mas and the Holidays will bring with it ;i great demand for gifts of every descrip?
tion, we feel that we have a "HOLIDAY MESSAGE" of importance for every
body. Our message to HOLIDAY SHOPPERS and GIFT MAKERS in general
can be candensed into simply this?
WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT !
Forethought, careful study, ta-t?, hard work and liberal buying are the factors
we called to our aid long before you bad catertained a passing thought of the wants
of far away Christmas. Early in the seas an (ve watched with vigilant eyes for the
choicest new goods, the late, designs aud the most pleasiDg Novelties for Christmas
time. Where the best could be secured, where new attractions were being offered,
there we made it a point to buy ; and wit > tho wants of our trade constantly in
view, selected with care from choice new ;;oods the best bargains and nicest line of
Christmas and Holiday Gifts that money could buy. And now we are ready to
to surve you, well meet your want3, gratif' your wishes and satisfy your taste with
Giftt for old and young alike.
Concerning variety and completeness of assortment we would only 3ay a few
words. We know it is oftentimes difficult to find the one thing which seems just
suited for a particular individual. People differ. There are wants and tastes in?
numerable, and it requires an exceedingly well selected stock to meet the require?
ments of all who desire handsome and appropriate Gifts for the Holidays. We
think we can suit you, and promise you will find our Goods the newest and best,
our assortment large and complete, and pi ices unquestionably low, or as close as
honest goods can be sold.
We offer no "baits," but mark our got ds a', oue scale of low prices, giving full
value for the money, and guaranteeing ev->ry article as represented. Everybody is
invited to come and see what we have. I will afford us pleasure to show or price
our goodn to all, and no one need feel th > slightest obligation to purchase unless
We carry a particularly fine assort mens of the best known PERFUMES,
COLOGNES aud TOILET WATERS, which cannot be surpassed for fragrance,
delicacy and lasting qualities. WILHITE'H IDEAL COLOGNE is the best
home-made perfume in the city. Try it.
WILHITE & WILHITE.
Anderson, S. C, Nov. 19,1885.
WHERE DO YOU BUY
DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND CAPS ?
AT JOHN M. McOONNELL'S.
"Why do you Buy at McConnell's ?
Because I tret better Suited There than anywhere Else !
^jALLand see the immense Stock of D-y Goods. Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps.
largest Stock of Fine Millinery Goods in Anderson,
Dry Goods and Ladies' Wrap*?the It test ?Oyles. Gents' Clothing and Under?
wear, Shoijs, &c.
If you want to see a complete svjcl" ??:" L-.dies', Misses' and Gents' FINE
SHOES??tandard made, iienl. -eivic^iMt Shoe-?for little money, try
JOHN M McCONNELL, No. 4 Waverly House
Oct 15, 1S85 _ 14_
OUR GUANO NOTES
Must he S3ttled by
THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER,
As we will not carry any one
BZElTOIfcTID THAT TIME.
CUNNINGHAM & FOWLER.
Oct 15, 1SS5 14
I'WeRYBQDY io know that we keep in
Stock the best selection of Confection
erics, Fancy Groceries, Canned
Goods, Tobacco, Cigars, Fruit?,
Ac, to be found in the City. Come
And see our Goods. No trouble to show
them. Our Goods are pure and fresh. If
Christmas Present, we can supply you.
Santa Claus is going to make his Head?
quarters with us, and our Goods will be
sold so low that it will please you, as well
as your wife, your children, or your
Remember the place? TWO DOORS
JiELOW THE POST OFFICE.
GREEN & W?LLING.
Nov 12,1885 18 6m
For Sale or to Kent!
WE have for sale and to rent for next
year several very desirable FARMS
in differont portions of Anderson County,
and would be glad to negotiate with parties
?who wish to buy or rent. None need ap?
ply to buy unless they can pay one-third
cash, or secure us otherwise; and none
need apply to rent unless they own their
stock. Apply at once, before these places
are taken up.
BLECKLEY, BROWN & FRETWELL.
Nov 12, 1885 18
THE undersigned offers bis entire Stock
of Goods, consisting of?
If you want solid bargains, call early.
No such Goods have ever before been offer?
ed in Pcndleton at such low prices.
E. G. EVANS,
East Side Public Square,
Pendleton, S. C.
HORSES AND MULES!
IHAVE just completed an addition to
my Stable, making it one of the lar?
gest and most convenient Stables in the up
country, and am now prepared to take bet?
ter care than ever of my customers' Stock
Also, bave on hand at all times a supply
of Stock, which I am offering at low prices
on easy terms.
To those indebted to me, I will say that
I am compelled to make collections by 1st
November. Please come up at once, and
save me the trouble of sending a collector
to see you.
J. S. FOWLER.
Octl5,1885 '.. - 14
LAND FOR SALE.
Wm. S. Pickens, Trustee, ?fcc., Plaintiff,
vs. John H. Tarrant, et- al, Defendants.
? Complaint to Sell Trust Estate, &c.
BY virtue of an order of the Court of
Common Pleas made in the above
case, I will sell at Anderson C. H., S. C,
on SALEDAY IN DECEMBER next, the
following described Real Estate, to wit:
ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing
112 acres, more or less, situate in Brushy
Creek Township, in Anderson County, ad?
joining lands or Wm. Callaham, J. A M.
Terms of Sale?One-third cash, and
balance on a c;edit of one and two years, to
be secured by a bond and mortgage of the
premises, and to bear interest from day of
sale until paid in full at ten per cent per
annum. Purchaser to pay extra for all
WM. S. PICKENS.
Nov 5, 1Ss5 17 5
GO to MOSS & BROWN'S if you
want to buy TOBACCO cheap.
They bave 125 Boxes on hand now, and
have effected arrangements with the Fac?
tories to sell you in Anderson as small a
quantity as one box at the 10-box factory
price, and save you the freight. If you
don't want a box, they will sell you as
small quantity as you want for so very
near the same price that you cannot fail to
buy. Come and see before buying. Their
prices range from 25c to $1.50 per lb. Can
They have a big Stock FAMILY GRO?
CERIES on hand cheap, and are now buy?
ing Confectioneries in large quantities, so
they can sell you small or large quantities
less than any house in Town. They have
the largest stock SOLE LEATHER in the
city, and won't be undersold.
Nov 12. 1882 18 _
RR & SLOAN are, as usual,
r EaDY to supply their customers with
Jri/ELTARLE DRUGS, MEDICINES and FANCY ARTICLES ot
Lli descriptions, guaranteeing quality, prices, and
JNJ~EVER allowing themselves to be UNDERSOLD.
1 ^ON'T forget that their Stock is first-class embracing
OA PS of the moat delegate odors, (and|some that are not,
AMPS that are round, squau lallj short, fat or lean
t) fill them with or to give to book agents.
ND, as they said before, they keep
ISToTHING but what is FRESH and PURE.
Y all of your HOUSEHOLD Medicines, your C REAM of Tartar and Soda,
XPEOTORANTS to cure coughs, CZ>^IL, to change night into day. o
PIUM to lull your pain.
J^~AIL Brushes to get the TLPnDERHAND of your fingers. I^,UBBER Rings for the Babies.
TARCH to put on your Shirts, ^^OAPS to wash your conscience,
jNT ERVINESto put you in thearmsjof
BLIYION. And, in fact, iCvERYTHING that is kept in an jHjNTFRPRISING, wide-awake,
ICE Drug Store. You will enj)y examining the NEW THINGS just JtC/ECEIYED, from lovely Chande?
liers to BLUE STONE.
a.isTr:'Ej^soisr7 s. cl
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