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MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1366.
The editor of thc Lancaster Ledger, -who recently
made a : visit to our city, thus speaks of tho Mills
House, where he says it was his good fortune to
The present proprietor. Mr. Joseph Purcell, well
sustains the ancient reputation ot the establish?
ment. The entertainment which tho houso affords
is of a character both splendid and substantial,
presenting all the comforts and elegancies and
delicacies which the most fastidious could desire.
The servants are as polite and attentive as when
slaves. .and the place lias all tho characteristics of
a well-ordered establishment. Visitors to the city,
whether cn business or pleasure, will find it well
deserving of their patronage.
NEW.SECOND-CLASS CAE.-Wo ara pleased to no?
tice the addition of a handsome second-class car
to the Cheraw and Darlington Railroad. This car
is from the hand of Mr. A. M. Corrie, Superinten?
dent of the N. E. Railroad shop. It is not the
first notice we have taken of his work, but we
must say that this car adds new lustre to his ge?
nus. Our colored friends now upon that Road eau
see that tho company has been studying their
comfort, notwithstanding the report to the con?
SLEET.-We experienced quite a heavy fall of
'sleet on Saturday night last. It waa. in thickness,
from one-half to an inch: On Sunday tho limbs
of the trees wero covered over with iee. which, in
a great many instances, broke them off. On Mon?
day the shining of tho sun made thc icicles look
beautifully, and at the same time melted much of
the sleet, making it anything but pleasant for pe?
destrians. Those whowalk in tho streets march
to the tune of slosh, slosh, slosh_Greenville En?
HIGH PRICES.-At the sale on Monday last, at
Garhhgton's Mills, part of tho estate of John Gar
Tngtoii, deceased, Colonel G. F. Mcsely, the auc?
tioneer on the occasion, informs us that corn
brought from $1.95 to $2.28 per bushel; mules, $90;
to $170; cows, $10 to $30; sheaf oats, 55 cents per
dozen; cotton seed, 50 to 60 cents per bushel, on a
credit of nine months, note and security, with in?
terest, payable in currency. AU other articles sold
FLORENCE "MARCHING ON."-The recent alarm?
ing fires have convinced the people of Florence of
the necessity of having a fire engine and a well
organized fire company. The preliminary steps
have been taken, and no one acquainted with ac?
tive, enterprising Florence can doubt that the "ma?
chine" will soonbe running along its streets. Fire
engines and insurance agamst fires are new things
our quiet country villages, but they accept the
tuation promptly, showing that they have "a
heart for every fate."-Darlington Southerner.
' Georgia Items.
SWATZE EN ROUTE TO SAVANNAH.-The" MACOU
Messenger says the notorious fellow Swayze, who
caused the arrest of several citizans of Griffin a
little more than a week ago, was himself arrested
last Friday and passed through that place !ast
Saturday night, on his way to Savannah. He is
charged with some very serious offences against
the laws, but as we did not seo a copy of the
charges against him, nor could we learn, satisfac?
torily and definitely what they are, we will not
now undertake to give the substance of them.
CITY POLICE.-This .fine looking body of men, aB
now organized, stands thus: Chief, J. B. Cum?
mings; Captain, E. Johnson; First Lieutenant,
Wm. E. Avantj Second Lieutenant, B. Nance.
The force consists of forty-four men, who were
sworn in yesterday. The rules and regulations
governing the organization have not yet been pro?
mulgated, but . we think they will be strict, and
that every man will be expected to do his whole
duty. The uniform is to be of gray cloth.-Macon
Curr OF BRUNSWICK.-The Brunswick Courier ia
jubilant over the increasing evidences of improve?
ment in that city. It says: "Passengers are arriv?
ing in every boat for the purpose of making ar?
rangements to make brunswick their home. Sev
a! have purchased, while others are "looking
ouncL' New buildings are going up, and old
es are being repaired. Our mill men are de?
lighted, asit will give them an opportunity of giv?
ing away their slabs, refuse lumber, &c. Hurrah
for Brunswick! Her star is in the ascendant!"
The same paper notices the death of Colonel
Henry DuBignon, at the advanced age of over
DEATH OF BISHOP STEPHEN ELLIOTT.-It becomes
our mournful duty to announce the sudden death
of the Rt. Rev. Stephen Elliott, Bishop bf Georgia,
which took place at his residence m this city,
shortly after nine o'clock last night, as is supposed,
. from disease of the heart. Bishop Elliott had re
j turned to the city in the evening Central Railroad
train from a visit to the interior of the State, and
vas apparently in his usual health up to the mo
nent of his death, which was without premonition.
At the hour at which we write we are without
further particulars of this melancholy and start?
ing event, the announcement of which will cause
a hrill of sadness not only throughout our com
nunity, but the entire Southern country.
In the death of this distinguished prelate, the
Episcopal Church has lost one of its brightest or?
naient a, and the country one of its most cultivat
e< and brilliant intellects. In due time abler pens
wU record the talents and virtues which adorned
amaracter that has few parallels among the dis
tLgui8hed men of our day.-Savannah News.
North Carolina Items.
?OTNG.-Some 250 freedmen will leave here this
rorning, about 100 going with our friend, Col.
Dut, of Mississippi, and 150 with Mr. Archibald,
aesidentof Concord, N. C. While we regret to
se such gentlemen as Mr. A, leaving-us, yet we
canot help admiring his energy and activity. Cer?
tas are we that the freed persons he has hired
wi have a good time and make much moro money
thre than here. Mr. A. will have them on his
o\a plantation, and will, we know, treat them
Mrlly, and do all in his power to make them com
foiable. So, also, with our friends, Cols. Clay and
Berard, cf Texas. They want ?ands to go to this
lad of flowers. They offer the same, and probably
mee, favorable inducements. They have agents
fchMighout the country, and are willing to take
que a large number of hands.
kECUTE?.-The Sheriff of this County executed !
on esterday, Lewis Williams and Augustus Wil?
liam, freedmen, convicted of highway robbery
amsentenced to death at the last term of the Su- ?
pear Court. The execution was attended by a
fare concourse of persons, both white and color?
?ela larger number than ever has been known to
attad an execution here.
lie condemned were taken from the ?a? shortly
aftc ten o'clock, and conveyed to the place of exe
cubn, on the suburbs, under the escort and
froid of a squad of soldiers of Company D, 8th i
Uned States Regulars.- Wilmington Journal.
CLORE? EMIGRATION_There are many unmis- !
tal?le evidences that the colored people of this
Stat do not intend to remain permanently on the
poo lands of North Carolina. They are seeking
for wtter homes and will find them. We learn
lear from the Charlotte Times that about 400 men
and/omen left that city on yesterday.
R?ently about 800 left Charleston for Liberia, in
MbKLENRTjBG FEMALE COLLEGE.-We learn that1
the ofldings of the North Carolina Military Insti?
tute at C!harlofcte, formerly conducted by General
Hillhave been secured by Rev. A, G. Stacy, with
the view o^opening, in January, a first-class fe
maSa school under the above title. Mr. S. is an
exjCienced instructor, and will have a fine school.
j [Raleigh Sentinel.
ifcot AT MORGANTON, N. C.-We regret to learn
tiM a disastrous fire occurred at Morganton, on !
\Mnesday hist, which resulted in the destruction
ci fie bunding formerly known as the Smith Ho?
tt Jthe briokitore of Major Jas. C. Smyth of this '
elf, and other adjacent bu?dings. The whole loss :
iaasiimated at 125,000. Mr. E. S. Walton is said
tdfw the heaviest loser. We have not heard
werther the property waa covered by insurance to
asfxtent or not. We deeply sympathize with our
frans in their sad misfortune and lose.
\ ONFLICT RETWEEN CITIZENS AND SOLDIERS._A
cookt between the civil and military authorities
oe: red in Raleigh on Thursday, It seems that a
nea was convicted by the Court, there in session,
ali sntenced to be whipped. Just as the Sheriff
washout to carry it into execution, a squad of
so'icrs appeared, armed with Gen. Sickles' order,
aniterfered to prevent it. The citizens became
exqd, and seemed willing to hack the Sheriff,
whja serious difficulty would have occurred, but
iori) timely appearance of B. F. Moore, Esq., who
tddssed the crowd, advising moderation and
juoission to the order. Thia much we learn
iola passenger. We will give full particulars
ipe the receipt of Raleigh papers.
^ * . [Chariolte Times.
% "North Carolina Petroleum and Mining
Jaetny" sire at present sinking but one well-in
?o?agham county. Operatives who have charge
of the work and who have had much experience in
boring for oil in Pennsylvania. a:e sanguine of suc?
cess. It requires capital to develop oil as well as
othi'r interests in tho State, and unfortunately
those who have tho means are not disposed to aid
to a proper extent in driving forward enterprises
which would he profitable to themsolves and of in
calculablo benefit to the State and country at large.
ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT WELDON -ROBBEB
CAUGHT.-Somo timo ago the warehouse of the
Wilmington and Weldon Railroad at Weldon, was
robbed of goods to the amount o* $1000 to $1500.
Tho watclmia 1 failing to givo a good account of
himself was dismissed, and 1:0 trace could be
found of tho theft. An honest man, Mr. James
Allan, waa appointed watchman. Some time after
a proposition was made to him to become a par;y
to a sec nd robbery. In order to catch the thief
ho consented, and * last Monday night was agreed
upon as tho timo to effect it. Mr. Allan communi?
cated with about twenty citizens of Weldon, whoon
that night distributed themse ves about in the ware?
house and awaited t e arrival of thc thief. He came
at the appointed timo, accompanied by a freed?
man. The watchman told him all was right. He
went to the window where he intended to make
the entrance, hut heard some moving, and told the
watchman ho thought there was somo one in the
warehouse. The watchman affected to recollect
that there were two of the hands in, opened the
door, and told two of tho gentlemen to leave.
Everything becoming still again, the thief at once,
by tho aid of his tools, entered the window, and
the negro followed, and commenced the plunder.
It was not lon before the parties inside seized
both of them, and fo-nd the whit? man to he the
Postmaster at Gaston, a Mr. Tattam, a Northern
man. Thcv were next da v sent to jail at Jackson,
Northampton County, N. C. The above facts were
communicated to thc Petersburg Index.
No. 153 MEETING- STREET,
(FORMERLY J O UH ASH UL UST AND CO.)
GEORGE C. -GOODRICH, )
PHILIP WINE MAN, >SOUTH CAROLINA.
JOHN ASHHURST, )
MEDICINES AND CHEMICALS,
AT.T. OF WHICH HAS BEEN SELECTED WITH
GABE, AND WELL BE SOLD TO FIRST-CLASS BUY?
ERS AT LOWEST BRICES.
October 27 I August ll 6 moa
A Large and carefully selected Stock
?WHICH IS OFFERED TO THE PUBLIC
AT REDUCED,. PRICES.
OUR MEDICINES AND CHEMICALS ARE LMPORT
. ED directly from Manufactories; under the super,
vision of experienced Chemists, which enables us to re?
commend them as pure and reliable in strength.
We keep on hand all articles to be found in a first-class
Drug Store. Fresh additions are received by every
J8=?"- PRESCRIPTIONS carefully put up.
E. H. KELLERS & CO.,
No. 131 MEETING STREET,
North of Market.
E. H. KELLERS, M. D.H. BAER, M. D.
A FEW WORDS OF COMMON
How few there are who are not subject to some affection
of the lungs or. respiratory organs, who, by neglecting
premonitory symptoms, aggravate the complaint, until
disease strikes its shafts, causing inexpressible torture
of the patient, and anxiety and distress to friends. "Only
a cold I" "A slight sore throat 1 " is the heedless remarle
of many when so affected. Yes; "Only a ?old," was the
thoughtless expression of thousands whom Death has
marked for h is prey. * .
Forewarn'^-Forearmed ! should be the motto forever
in the mindi of all subject to Coughs, Colds, Catarrh, or
Influenza. Words of advice should be heeded by all suf?
fering from Asthma, Bronchitis, Consumption. Relief ls
within their reich; and, if neglected, fatal consequences
ensue-a lifo of misery-a daily, hourly struggle for ex?
istence. A contett in which there cm be but one victor
Does it not appal the strongest mind, to *Mn* of the
result caused by neglect? Then why delay? What ex?
cuse can be offered, when timely warning ls sounded m
your ears? When the danger is pointed out, whynot
avoid it? MAHSDHN'S PECTORAL BALK has been used
with success in nearly a million of cases, and ls endorsed
by the Medical Faculty as the most prompt and efflea
douc remedy that scientific research has discovered, to
relieve and cure all cases of Coughs, Colds, Influenza,
and Consumption, if the case is not beyond aU hope.
Even when the sufferer is in the last stages, he will find
relief by using this preparation. One bottle wiR con?
vince the most incredulous, that the merits of this prepa?
ration are by no means exaggerated; in fact, fall far short
of the eulogies bestowed upon it by thousands who have
been cured by ita timely use. A guarantee accompanies
each bottle and dealers are instructed in every Instance
to refund the money when this preparation taila to re?
Prepared by T. W. MARSDEN, No. 487 Broadway, New
Price, 60 cents small bottle; $1 large size.
KING & CASSHDEY,
Wholesale Agents, Charleston, ?
GOODRICH, WTNEMAN St CO., '
? Wholesale Agentsj Charleston.
And aU Ratall Druggists. gmo December 4.
E. M. WHITING-,
CORONER AND MAGISTRATE,
HASBEAIOVED HTS OFFICE FROM CHALMERS
wi. yj?.0** 88 CHURCH STREET, crae door
I north ot Broa/1 street. August tl
O'. IR,. ZEtZE^ID &C CO.
HAVING RECEIVED FROM AUCTION LARGE SUPPLIES OE BLACK CLOTH CLOAKS, ARE NOW PRE?
PARED to offer great inducements to those purchasing LADIES' COVERINGS.
Particular attention is specially invite, to our BLACK CLOTH SACQTJES, now offering at $7.50,28, $9 and $10
each, same as before sold at $10, Sil, $12 and $15.
These goads have been purchasod at half their REAL VALUE, and will be closed out to first comers with but
little regard to their original cost.
TINE BASQUES, SACQTJES, &c,
THE BALANCE OF OUR FINE COVERINGS, ALL STYLESf MARKED DOWN TO FIRST COST, IN
order to roduce stock preparatory to moving from our Cloak and Mantilla Room, in order to make additional im?
provements upon the same.
Purchasers may be assured of BARGAINS TN EVERY VARIETY OF LADIES' CLOAKS, which wc are now
offering at 25 per cent, lower prices than we have ever before been able to do.
J. R. READ & CO.,
No. 263 King, opposite Hasel-street.
GEORGE W. WILLIAMS & CO.
GROCERS AND BANKERS,
HAYNE STBEET, CHARLESTON, S. C.
GEO. W. WILLIAMS & CO.,
WILLIAMS, TAYLOR & CO.,
Church-street, Charleston, S. C. | Nfc. 147 Maiden Lane, New Tort.
GEO. W. WIXIilAMS. E. C. WILLIAMS. J. H. TAYLOR. W&? BIRNIE, JB. EDWIN PLATT.
HAYING ESTABLISHED OUR HOUSES AS ABOVE, WE OEEER YOU OUR SERVICESfFOB
THE TRANSACTION OF YOUR BUSINESS IN CHARLESTON AND NEW YORK.
BOOKS. STATIONERY, ETC.
No. 69 MEETING ST.,
NEXT MILLS HOUSE,
HAVE JUST RECEIVED A LARGE AND VARIED
stock of BOOKS AND STATIONERY, well adapted
to the city market,
BLANK BOOKS LETTER TAPER
ALBUMS FLAT CAPS
NOVELS_ NOTE PAPER
NOVELETTES MOURNING PAPER
WRITING CASES LEGAL OAP
PORTFOLIOS BILL CAP
SLATES TIS8UE PAPER
GAMES STAR PAPER
TOY BOOKS WRAPPING PAPER
._ PLAYING CARDS PRINTING PAPER !
SLATE AND LEAD PENCILS
BED AND BLACK INK
kc, &o., kc.
J83=-Orders from the country filled at New York pri?es.
December 17 . mwfS
NO. 108 MARKET ST.,
Books, Periodicals and Stationery.
?I A large supply of STATIONERY ?_
PHOTOGRAPHS, PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM*
POCKET BOOKS, DIARIES tor 1887, Etc
A toe and large selection of NOVELS, by the most
eelebrated authors. SONG BOOKS, BOOKS for Home
Amusements, &c ~ _
All the MONTHLY MAGAZINES, WEEKLY PAPERS.
DAILIES constantly cn band, and subscriptions re- ;
salved for the same. ,, ,
Ordere from the country are respectfully solicited..
TEEMS LIBERAL. November 8
Stationer and Manufacturer
PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS, sad
w~- CARTE DE VISITE,
BEGS RESPECTFULLY TO SAY THAT HE IS STILL
located at his old stand.
Ho. 126 Nassau-st., New York,
Where be continues to supply the Jobbing ?nd Retail
Trade .with all articles in the BOOK AND STATIONERY
LINE, on th? most liberal terms.
Books-, Stationery;Note, Letter, Oap, Legal Cap, Bill
snd Btth Papers; Phonograph Albums, Carte de Visite
Cor Albums, Blank Books, Inks, Mucilage, Envelopes,
sc., &c, In great variety and cheap.
A superior line of POCKET DIARIES tor 1367.
CaULogue sent on application.
Orders promptly filled. Address
No. 136 NASSAU-STRSET, HEW YORK*
BOOKS, STATIONERY, ETC,
THE JACKET OF GREY,
OTHER FUGITIVE POEMS.
BX ams. C. A. BALL.
IN MEMORIAM OF OUB LOVED AND LOST OAUSB,
AND ODE MARTYRED DEAD-^- ' 'OUTNUMBERED
For Bale at RUSSELL'S, HOLMES AND COURTE
NAY'S BOOK STORES.
83F Subscribers vrill receive their numbera at aa early
a day as possible. November 17
BOOK BINDING, PRINTIE
OF ANY 817 , JTYLE OR KIND RULED TO ORDER.
AN ?J MADE TO ANY PATTERN.
LETTER, HOTS ?ND CAP PAPEBS.
BAKERS' BREAD BOOKS.
OF ALL QUALITIES AND STYLES.
CONSTANTLY ON HAND, AND AT BRICES TO
SUIT THE TIMES, A GENERAL ASSORTMENT 07
LEGAL, CAP AND LAW
AND EY3BY DESCRIPTION OF
BXECUTED AT SHORT NOTICE.
Nb. 59 IBroad Street,
CHARLE8TOI5, B. C.
THE SUMTER NEWS,
DABS V ?STREN, proprietors.
PUBLISHED EY SKY THURSDAY, AT SUMTER. S. a
Subscription ?4.00 per. annum. To Grabs of four
$6.00 per annum.
AdvarMasmeBta matriel on lateral tarma.' ?
Have just Received,
Por Ship Regina,
A large Assortment of
Spiders, &c, &c
SOCKET SPADES, HOES,
Wrought and Clout Nails
And a General Assortment of
A very lurge Assortment of
li cuts' Dressing Cases,
For Children, and USEFUL PRES?
ENTS OF ALL KINDS.
AT THE SIGN OF THE "MAMMOTH PADLOCK,"
ZtsTO- 88 HASEL STREET.
BARGAINS IN DRESS GOODS,
FLANNELS, BLANKETS, BALMORAL ANO DUPLEX SKIRTS,
FRENCH CORSETS, EEAL LACES, EMBROIDERIES, COLLARS, ALEX?
ANDER'S KID GLOVES,
HOUSEKEEPING GOODS, such as Linen Sheetings, Pillow Casings and
Towelings, Curtain Stuffs, &c, many of direct importation.
Are Offering from December, 1st to Reduce Stock, at
UFFERHARDT, CAMPSEN & CO.'S,
Bi. E. CORNER ICING MD MARKET STREETS.
J&g- N. B.-Messrs. J. CLAUDIUS MULLER and J. B. W. PHXLLTPS are -with ns, and -will ho happy to serve
thoirtriendR. Decoraher S
TINWARE AT WHOLESALE.
WE, HAVING PURCHASED VALUABLE MACHINERY FOR THE PURPOSE OF
manufacturing Tinware extensively in all its branches, would respectfully caH
the attention of Merchants and Dealers throughout the country to our Wares?
Having greater facilities than any other House in the State, we are able to offer
our Goods as low as they can he bought in New York, with the expenses added.
SHEPHERD & COHEN,
KO. 297 KING STREET. CHARLESTON.
COOKING STOVES AND RANGES.
WE ARE NOW PREPARED TO FURNISH OUR FRIENDS AN1>
CUSTOMERS with the most approved varieties of the above. Our
I long and thorough experience in this City enables ns to fur?
nish the very best article of every class, and WE GUARANTEE
THE PERFECT OPERATION OF EVERY RANGE OR STOVE WE
AMONG OUR BANGES THESE IS THE
DEFIANCE IMPROVED MOTT'S PATENT,
The most convenient, simple, durable and tasteful RANGE ever
made in America, and one that combines all the best and latest
We have the exclusive sale of the celebrated
STEWARTS PATENT COOEING STOVE,
Which, to all the usual conveniences of the best of other
STOVES, adds a COPPER RESERVOIR for water heated by the
waste smoke; a spacious CLOSET for keeping food hot when
cooked, and a detached ROASTER of ample size, warranted ;to
roast all meats perfectly. This STOVE is admitted to be the most
perfect thing of the kind, and we will take pleasure in showing
it to all who may call upon us*
SHEPHERD & COHEN",
No. 297 KING STREET, CHARLESTON.
ALLAN & SIDDONS,
No 307 KING STREET.
THE SUBSCRIBERS WOULD RESPECTFULLY CALL ATTENTION TO THEIR HANDSOME AS?
SORTMENT OE GOODS, CONSISTING OF:
FINE WATCHES. IN GOLD AND SILVER CASES, with the best quality movements of ENG?
LISH. SWISS, and AMERICAN MANUFACTURE.
CLOCKS OF FRENCH, SWISS, and AMERICAN MAKE, variety of patterns.
An elegant assortment of JEWELRY, in sets, half sets, &c.
RINGS IN GREAT VARIETY, STUDS, SLEEVE BUTTONS, SILVER WARE, PLATED WARE.
Besides many useful and ornamental articles snitable for presents.
The PROPRIETORS being practical WORKMEN, the purchasers may rely on the quality of their
GOODS being what they are represented.
SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO REPAIRING
WATCHES, JBWBLie/"Y"; ETOB
OLD GOLD AND SILVER bought or taken in exchange.
ALLAN & SIDDONS.
o. 307 King street
WILLIAM G. WHTLDEN & CO., ; ;
CORNER OP KING- AND BEATJFAJN* STREETS;*"
STEPHEN THOMAS, Ja. ... . WILLIAM S. LANNEAW:
JJAVTSG RECEIVED A WELL SELECTED STOCK OF LADIES AS? GENTLEMEN S
WAulES, JEWELRY, IMS WABE ID FANCY GOOKS,
Invite their customers and the public generally to on inspection of the same. i
They have also on hand a rall assortment o?
SPECTACLES AND EYE GLASSES
PLATED WARE _
CUT AND PRESSED GLASS DECANTERS, GOBLETS
CHAMPAGNE, TUMBLER, WINE AND CORDIAL
EVERY VAELETY OF HOUSE FURNISHING ARTICLES.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY REPAIRED.
NO. 255 KING-STREET,
November ll sumwfimo . CHARLESTON, S01?TH CAROLINA,