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A MODEL MEBCHANT.-"Well, " said
an old gentlemen, the other day, "I
have been forty-seven years in busi
?> ness, and can Say what very few men
can, after such an experience; in all
that time, my friend, I neper disap?
pointed bat one single creditor."
"Bless me, what an example for our
young mercantile community!" re?
plied thc person addressed; "what a
pity that one time occurred. How
was it?" "Why," responded the old
gentleman, "I paid the debt when it
became due, and I never, in all my
life, saw a man so ?stonished as that
UNITED STATES MAIL.
POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT,
WAUIXOTO??, October 31, 1806.
PROPOSALS will be received al the Con?
tract Office of tbia Department until 3
p. m. of February 28, 1867, for conveying
the Mails of the United States from Julv 1,
1867, to June 30,1871, in the State of South
Carolina, on the routes and by the sche?
dules of departures and arrivals herein
specified. Decisions announced bv March
(Bidders witt erambie carefully the forms
and instructions annexed, especially the
latter part of Instruction 19. )
5601 From Kingsville, by Manchester, Sum?
ter, Mayesville, Lynchburg, Carterville,
TiTUonsvUle, Florence, Rial's Bluff, Ma?
rion O H, Mullins' Dopot, Gilchrist's
Bridge, Floyduvillo, Fair Bluff, N O, Cerro
Gordo, Grist's Station, Peacock's Store,
WhitesvUle, Bogue, Green Swamp, Bol?
ton, Byrdavillo and Robeson's, to "Wil?
mington, 171 miles and back, daily, or as
much oftener as trains may run, if re?
Leavo Kingsville daily at 3.15 p m;
Arrivo at Florence by 7.23 p m;
Leave Florence daily at 7.41 p m;
Arrivo at Wilmington by 1.45 a m;
Leave Wilmington daily at 8 p m;
Arrive at Florenco by 2.10 a m;
Leave Florenco daily at 2.30 a m;
Arrive at Kingsville by 6 a m.
6602 From Kingsvillo, by Fort Motto, Si
Matthew's, Jamison, Orangeburg C H
Branchville, Midway, Bamberg, Gra
ham's Turn-Out, Blackville, Mirns, WU
liston, White Pond, Windsor, Johnson
Aiken, Graniteville and Hamburg, tc
Augusta, Ga, 119 miles and back, daily
or as much oftener as trains may run, i
required, with branches
* 1st. From Kingsville, by Wateree, State
burg and Boykm's Depot, to Camden, 37
mUes and back, daily.
2d. From Kingsville, by Gadsden am
Hopkins' Turn-Out, to Columbia, 27 mile
and back, daily, or as much oftener ai
trains may run, if required.
3d. From Branchville, by Roercsville, S
George's, Elmville, Ridgeville, Summer
ville and Danncr's Cross Roads, t
Charleston, 62 miles and back, daily, o
as much oftener as trains may run, :
Leavo Kingsvillo daily at 6.30 a m;
Arrive at Augusta by 1.15 p m;
Leave Augusta daily at 8 a m;
Arrive at Kingsville by 3 p m;
Leavo Kingsvale dahy at 3.30 p m;
Arrive at Camden by 6.20 p m;
Leavo Camdon dahy at 3.40 a m;
Arrive at Kingsville by 6.35 a m;
Leave KingS'ville daily at 3.30 a m;
Arrivo at Columbia by 6 a m;
Leave Columbia daUy at 1.10 p m;
Arrivo at KingsviUo by 3.05 p m;
Leavo BranchvUle daily at 0.30 a m;
Arrive at Charleston by 5 am;
Leavo Charleston daily at 2 p m;
Arrive at Branchville by 6 pm.
5603 From Florence, by Darlington C 1
Dove's Depot, Leavenworth and Socie
Hil!; to Cheraw, 40 m?es and back, dad
Leavo Florence daily at 8 p m;
Arrive at Cheraw by 10.30 p m;
Leave Cheraw daily at 9 a m;
Arrive at Florence by 11.30 a m.
5604 From Charleston, by Bonneau's D
pot, St Stephen's Depot, Sutton's, Mn
ray's Ferry, Kingstreo, Camp Ride
Lynch's Lako and Myersville, to Fl
renee, 103i miles and back, daily, or
much oftener as trains may run, if i
Leave Charleston daily at 0.30 p m;
Arrive at Florence by 6.30 p m;
Leave Floren ce.daily at 2.40 a m;
Arrive at Charleston by 8.30 a m.
5605 From Charleston, by Jacksonboro I
pot, Ashepoo Ferry, Green Pond, Bl
House, Saltketcher Bridge, Pocotalij
Grahamville and Hardecville, to Sav?
nah, Ga, 106? miles and back, daily.
Leava Charleston daily at 9.15 a ri;
Arrivo at Savannah by 3 p m;
Leave Savannah daily at 1.45 p m;
Arrive at Charleston by 8 pm.
5606 From Columbia, by Dobo, Ridgew
Winnsboro, Yonguesville. Blackstoc
Cornwell Turn-Out, Chester C H, Che
nut Grove, Smith's Turn-Out, Rock H
Fort Mills and Pineville, N C, to Charlot
110 miles and back, six times a week.
Leave Columbia daily, except Sunday,
7.30 a m;
Arrive at Charlotte by 4 p m;
Leave Charlotte daily, except Sunday, J
Arrive at Columbia by 3 pm.
5607 From Columbia, by Littleton, Alst
Hope Station, Pomaria, Frog Level, N
berry C H, Chappell's Bridge, Dyse
MiUs, Ninety-Six, New Market, Ore
wood, Cokesbury, Hodge's, Donaldsv:
Honea Path, Relton, Williamston :
Grove Station, to Greenville C H, 1
miles and back, six times a week, v
1st. From Hodge's to AbbevUlo, ll J m
and back, six times a week.
2d. From Belton to Anderson C H
miles and back, six times a week.
Leave Columbia daUy, except Sundaj
7.30 a rn:
Arrive at Greenvillo C H by 6.15 p m;
Leave Greenville C H daily, except ?
day, at 4 a m;
Arrive at Columbia by 2.30 p m;
Leave Hodge's daily, except Sunday,
p m; arrive at Abbeville by 4 p m;
Leave Abbeville daily, except Sunda;
6.30 a m; arrive at Hodge's by 7.25 a
Leave Belton daily, except Sunday, at
p m; arrive at Anderson C H 5.30 p i
Leave Anderson C H daily, except Sun
at 4.50 a m; arrivo at Belton by 5.35
5608 From Chester O E, by Lo wry a'
MeConnelsville and Guthriesvilie
Yorkvillo, 23$ miles and back, six tin
Leave Chester C H dailr, except Sut
_ at 1.30 p m: arrive Yorkvi'.le by 3.30
ljeavo Yorkville daily, except Sunday,
a m; arrive at Chester C H 10 a m.
5609 From Alston, by Strother, Lyles
Shelton, Simsville, Santuc, Union
Jonesville, Pacolet Depot, Batosvill
Cedar Springs, to Spartanburg C
milt* and back, six times a week.
Leavo Alston daily, except Sunday,
a m; arrive Spartanburg C H by 4 j
Leavo Spartanburg C H daily, except
t day, at ff a ra; arrive at Alston by lt
5610 From Newberry C H, by Jalapp
nard's Turn-Ont, Martin's Depol
Clinton, to Laurens C II, 32 mde
back, six times a week.
Leavo Newberry C II daily, except Sn
1.15 p m; arrivo Laurens C H 3.15 t
Leave Laurens C H daily, except ?Sunday,
at 8 am; arrive Newberry C lt 10 a m.
5611 From Manchester to Fulton, 9 miles
and back, once a week.
Leave Manchester Monday at 7 a m;
Arrive at Fulton by 9 a m;
Leave Fulton Monday at 10 a m;
Arrive at Manchester by 12 m.
5?12 From Sumter, by Privateer. Packs
villc, Friendship, Wright's Bin IT, Maii
* ning and Plowden's Mills, to Sumter,
equal to 31 miles and back, twice a week.
Leave Sumter Monday and Thursday at t
a m; arrivc'Sunitor next days hy 8 p m.
5613 From Sumter, by Mevhaniesvilie, lc
Bishopville, 23 miles and back, twice a
Leave Sumter Monday and Thursday at 1
p m; arrive at Bishopvillo by 7 p m;
Leave Bishopvillo Monday and Tliv.rsdav
at C am; nrrive at Sumter by 12 m.
5611 From Lynchburg, by Shiloh, Bethle?
hem and New Zion, to Sandy Grove, 2:
miles and hack, once a week.
Leave Lynchburg Saturday at 6 a m;
Arrive at Sandy Grove by 12 m;
Leave Sandy Grove Saturday at 1 p m;
Arrive at Lynchburg by 7 pm.
5G15 From Taylor's to Lynchburg, S mile)
and back, once'a week.
Leave Taylor's Wednesday at 1 p m;
Arrive at Lynchburg by 4 p rn;
Leave Lynchburg Wednesday at 9 a ra;
Arrive at Taylor's by 12 m.
561C From Marion (j H, bv Gum Swamp
Peedy Creek, Little Bock, Selkirk, Cal
Grove, Brownsville, Parnassus and Clio
to BennettsviUe, 85 miles and back, one
Lcavo Marion C II Wednesday at 8 a m;
Arrivo at .BennettsviUe next day by 7pm
Leave Bennoitsvillo Friday at 5 a m;
Arrive at Marion C II next day by 6 pm.
5617 From Marion C II, by A?len's Bridge
Buck Swamp, Campbell's Bridgo, Pedcc
Little Rock, McDinis' Bridgo, and Qucene
dale, N C, to Shoo Heel, GO mile* an
back, once a week.
Leave Marion C H. Tuesday at S a m;
Arrivo at Shoe neel next day by 3 p ni;
Leave Shoo Heel Thursday at 8 a rn;
Arrivo at Marion C H next day by 3 p m.
5618 From Marion C H, by Ariel, Gahvant'
Ferry and Cool Spring to Couwayboro, 2
miles and back, twice a week.
Leave Marion C II Monday and Thursda
at 7 a m; arrivo atConwayboro by 5 p it
Leave Couwayboro Tuesday and Friday t
7 a m; arrivo at Marion G H by 5 p m.
5G19 From Marion C H, by Ella's Gre vi
Britten's Nock and Oakton, to Marion ? T
oqual to 2G miles and back, onoo a wee!
Leave Marion C H Wednesday 8 am; ai
rive at Marion C ll 7 p m.
5620 From Camden, by Flat Rock, Hanf
ing Rock and Pleasant Hill, to Laucaste
C H, 38 miles and back, twice a weel
Lcavo Camden Monday a::d Wednesday
a m; arrivo at Lancaster C II 5 p ni; lea\
Lancaster C ll Tuesday and Thursday 6
rn; arrive at Camden 5 pm. Proposals f<
tri-weekly service invited.
5G21 From Georgetown, by Black Ming
Johnsonville, Lynch's Creek, Forestvil
and Jeffry's Creek, to Mar's Bluff, 73 mil
and back, once awoek. Leave Georgetov
Monday O' am; arrive at Mar's Bluff ne
day G p m; leave Mar's Bluff Wednesday
a m; arrive at Georgetown next day (i p i
Proposals invited for more frequent servi
and greater speed.
5622 From Georgetown, by Lenud<
Ferry, to Einestree, 42 miles and back, s
times a week. Leave Georgetown daii
except Sunday, 4 p m; arrive at Kin gs tr
next days 0:30 a m; leave Kin gs tree dail
except Sunday, 4 p m; arrive at Georg
town next days 0:30 a m.
5623 From Black Mingo, by Plantersvil
to Kiugstree, 24? miles and back, onci
week. Leave Black Mingo Thursday 1 pi
arrivo at Kingstrec Hp m; leave Kingsir
Thursday 5 a rn; arrive at Black Mingo 12 :
5C24 From Graham's Turn-Out,
Springtown, to Buford's Bridge, 20 mi!
and back, once a week. Leave Grabau
Turn-Oat Wednesday 6 a m; arrivo at L
ford's Bridge 12 m; leave Buford's Brid
Wednesday 1 p ni; arrive Graham's Tm
Out 7 p m.
5625 From Buck Brandi, by Beach Bran.
Lawtonville and Steep Bottom, to Rober
ville, 30k miles and back, once a wei
Leave Buck Branch Tuesday 7 a m; arr
at Robertsvillo ti p in; leave Robertsvi
Wednesday 7 am; arrive Duck Branch 6 p
5626 From Blackville to Barnwell C H,
miles and back, three times a week. Lcr
Blackville Tuesday, Thursday and Sat
day 1pm; arrivo at Barnwell C IM p
leave Barnwell C H Tuesday, Thursday a
Saturday 7 a m; arrive, at Blackville 10 a
Proposals invited for three additional ti?
5G27 From Wiiliston, by Jordan's Mi
to Kitching's Mills, 24J "miles and ba
once a week. Leave Wiiliston Friday
m; arrive at Kitching's Mills 3 pm; "lc:
Kitching's Thursday 7 am; arrive at \
liston 3 pm.
5628 From Aiken, by Hammond andi
ker's Creek, to Dunbarton, 31 miles i
back, once a week. Leave Aiken Mom
7 a m; arrivo Dunbarton 5 p m; leave D
barton Tuesday 7 am; arrive Aiken 5 p
5629 From Hamburg, by Poverty 1
Ivy Island, Collier's, Cold Spring and Re
both, to Longniire's Store, 37.J miles ;
back, once a week. .Leavo Hamburg ]
day 7 a m;nrrivo at Longniire's Storo 71
leave Longniire's Store Saturday 7 am;
rive at Hamburg 7 pm.
5630 From Augusta, Ga, by Hambur
C, Edgofield C H, Elton, Meeting St:
and Dom's Mill, to Ninety-Six, 54? m
and back, twico a week. Leave Augt
Monday and Thursday 6 a m; arrivi
Ninety-Six 10 p m; leavo Ninety-Six Ti
day and Friday Gam; arrive at August
p m. Proposals for tri-weekly service
5631 From Augusta, Ga, by Beech Ish
S C, Silverton, Four Mile Branch, Sp
woll, Erwinton, King's Creek, I>?niel
Greenfield and Brighton, to Roberts-?
91; miles and back, onco a week. Li
Augusta Monday 6 am; arrivo at Robe
ville next Wednesday ll a m; leave Robe
ville Wednesday 1pm; arrivo at Aug
next Saturday 5 pm.
5632 From Augusta, Ga, by Woodlav
C. Park's, Tucker's Pond, Cairo, Maple
Bordeaux and Willington, to Caine
Mills, 60 miles and back, once a \\
Leave Augusta Mpnelay 7 a m; arriv
Calhoun's Mills next day ll a in; leavo
houn's Mills Tuesday 3 p ni; arrivo at
gusta next day 7 pm.
5633 From Edgofield C II, by IA
Ridge, Leesville and Lexington C H, ti
lumbia, 57 miles and back, twice a v
Leave Edgofield C H Monday and Tl
day 9 am; arrive at Columbia ll p ni; I
Columbia Tuesday and Friday 6 a ni
rive at Edgofield C H 8 p m.
5634 From Edgefield C H, by Fruit
Richardsouville, Big Creek and Colen
Cross Boads, to Chappell'a Bridge, 25;
and back, once a week. Leave Edgell
H Friday 7 a m; arrive at Chappell'? B
4 p m; l"ave CbappeH's Bridgo Thurs,
a in; arrive at Edgefield C !i lp m.
5635 From Jacksonboro to Walter
17 miles and back, three times a <
Leavo Jacksonboro Monday, Wedn<
and Friday after arrival of mail
Charleston-say at 2 p rn; arrive at W
boro 7 p rn; leave Walterboro Mo
Wednesday and Friday Sara; arr
Jacksonboro 10 a m.
5636 From Lydia to Hartsviile, 14
and back, onco a week. Leave Lydii
day on arrival of mail from Darling
H-say 12 n^; irrive at Hartsvilio 4
?leave Ha*, .avilie Friday 5 p m; arri
Lydia 9 p m.
5637 From Chesterfield C H, by I
I boro, Mount Croghan and ~*itie Ti
Jefferson, 30 miles and back, once a week.
Leavo Chesterfield CH Monday 7 a m; ar?
rive at Jefferson. 5 pm; leave Jefferson
Tuesday 7 a na; arrive at Chesterfield C H
5 pm. . .
5638 From'Clio, by Adamsvale, to Ben
nettsvillo, IT miles and back, once a week.
Leave Clio Tuesday 7 a m; arrivo at Ben
nettsville 11:30 a m; leave Bennettsvillo
Tuesday 1pm; arrivo at Clio i> p m.
5630 From Ben netts vi do to Society Hill,
12 milos and back, three times a week.
Leavo BennettsvilJo Tuesday, Thursday and
Saturday 2 p rn; arrivo at Society Hill 6 p
ni; leave Society Hill Tuesday, Thursday
and Saiurday 7 a ni; arrive at Bennetts ville
H> a m.
5640 From Cheraw to Chesterfield C H,
12 miles and back, twice a week. Leave
Cheraw Wednesday and Friday 1 p m; ar
Yive at Chesterfield C ll 5 p m; leave Ches?
terfield C H Wednesday and Friday 7 a m;
arrive at Cheraw ll am.
5641 From Jefferson, by Catarrh, Lynch
wood and Tiller's Ferry, to Camden, 4;1
miles an t back, once a week. Leavo Jef?
ferson Friday 1 p m; arrive at Camden next
day 6 p rn; leave Camden Thursday 7 am:
arrive at Jefferson next day 12 m.
5642 From Beaufort to Pocotaligo. 21
miles and back, three times a week. Leave
Beaufort Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
6 a ni; arrivo at Pocotaligo liam; leave
Pocetaligo Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
dav p m; arrive at Beaufort 8 p m.
5643 From Beaufort to Port Loyal, li
miles and back, twice a week. Leavo Beau
fort Monday and Wednesday 8 a ni; arrive
at Port Royal 1 p m; leavo Port Royal Mon
day and Wednesday 2 p ni; arrive at Beau
fort 7 p m. Proposals invited for three
5644 From Adams' Run to Edisto Island
16 miles and back, onco a week. Leave
Adams' Ruu Wednesday 6 a m; arrivo a
Edisto Island ll a m; leaye Edisto Islam
Wednesday 1pm; arrive at Adams' Run i
p m. Proposals for semi-weekly servie
5615 From Charleston and Savannah RI
to Adams' Run, 4 miles and back, thrc
times -a week. Leavo Charleston and Sa
vaniiah R R Tuesday, Thursday and Satur
day 8 a m, or on arrival of cars fror
.Charleston; arrive at Adams' Run 10 a rc
leavo Adams' Run Tuesday, Thursday an
Saturday 6:30 a m ; arrivo at Charleston an
Savannah R R 8 a m.
5646 From Coosawhatchie, by Gilhsor
ville, to Robertsville, 17$ miles and bael
throe times a week. Leave Coosawhatchi
Tuesday, Thursday ami Saturday 12 ni; ai
ri vo at Roberts ville 5 p m; leavo Robcrtt
ville Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday 6
m; arrive at Coosawhatchie liam.
5647 From BInffton to Hardeevillo, 1
miles and back, twice a week. Leavo Bini
ton Tuesday and Friday 7 a m; arrivo :
Hardeevillo 1 p ni; leave Hardeevillo Tue:
day and Friday 2 p m; arrive at Bluffton
5G4S.From Ridgeville, by Rond ville, !
Yanco s Ferry, MO miles and back, once
week. Leavo Ridgeville Tuesday 10 a v.
arrivo at Vance's Ferry 5p m; leave Vance
Ferry Wednesday 7 a m; arrivo at Ridg
ville 3 p m. Proposals for semi-weekly st
5(140 From Winnsboro, by Jackson
Creek, Bell's Store, Buckhead, Fcastervil
and Halsellville, to Crosbyville, 41$ mile
and back, once a week. Leavo Winnsboi
Friday 1 p ni; arrive at Crosbyville next d:
6 p ni; leave Crosbyville Thursday 5 a l
arrive at Winnsboro next dav 12 m.
5650 From Cornwell's Turn-Cut, by H
zlewood, to Rossville, 10 miles and bac
once a week. Leavo Cornwell's Turn-0
i Tuesday 8 a ni; arrive at Rossville liai
leave Rossville Tuesday 12 m; arrivo
Cornwell's Turn-Out 3 p m.
5651 From Yorkville, by Hickory Grov
Smith's Ford, Draytonsv?le, Limesto:
Springs, Moultrie and Hurricane, to Spa
tanburg C H, 51 miles and back, once
! week; leavo Yorkvillc Tuesday 1pm; f
j rive at Spartanburg C II next day 6 p J
I leave Spartanburg C I? Monday 6 a ni; ?
i rive at Yorkvillc next day 12 m.
5652 Fro'u Yorkvillc, by Blairsville, Bi
lock's Creek, Mount Tabor, Cedar Bluff a
, ('ross Keys, to Cross Ancho:-, 51 miles a
j back, once a week. Leave Yorkvillo Thin
I day 6 a m; arrivo at Cross Anchor next d
: 12 m; leave Cross Anchor Friday 1 p m; i
j rive at Yorkville next day 6 p m.
5653 From Yorkvillo, hy Clark's Foi
j Antioch, New House and Swangstown, N
to Shelby and back, by Slice's Shoa
I Broad River, Harmony, S C, Boydte
I Clark's Fork ana Grand Hill, to Yorkvil
eqiia! to 30 miles and back, once a wei
j Leave Yorkri??c Tuesday 6 a m; arrivo
j Shelby 6 p m; leave Shelby Wednesday
I m; arfiv.- pt Yorkville 6 p m.
5651 Fr- m ? iraestone Springs, by Ciar
?ville. Cowpen.s, Arrow Wood, Fingersvil
j Jackson liili and EarlcsyUle, to Columb
|N C, 42$ milos and back, once a wc
Leave Limestone Springs Thursday 7 a
arrive at ?Columbus next day 12 m; lei
Columbus Friday 1pm; arrivo at Lil
stone Springs next day 5 p m.
5655 From Lancaster C H, by Lc
Street, Dry Creek, Russell Piaoe, Libe
Hill and Rod Hill, to Camden, ?"! miles i
back, once a week. Leavo Lancaster C
Wednesday 6 a m; arrive at Camden n
day 12 m; leavo Camden Thursday 1 p
arrive at Lancaster C II next day 6 p m
5656 Fr ira Lancaster C H, by Craigsv:
Cureton's Store, Belair and Pleasant 1
ley, to Pineville, N C. 30 miles and ba
oncea woek. Loavo Lancaster C H Tin
day 8 a m; arrive at Pinevillo 4 p m; lo
Pineville Friday 8 am; arrive at Lanca:
C H 4 p m. Proposals for an additif
trip per week invited.
5657 From Lancaster C II, bv Flint Rh
Wild Cat, Hickory Head, Old Store
White Plains, to Jefferson, 343 miles
back, onco a week, supplying Old S
only on return trip. Leavo Lancaster
Thursday 7am; arrive at Jefferson 7 I
leave Jefferson Friday 7 am; arrivo at ?
caster C II 7 p m.
5658 From Landsford, by Cedar She
Rich Hill, Cross Roads ?nd Louisville
Chester C H. 24 milos aad back, on
week. Leave Landeford Friday 8 am;
j rive at Chester C II 4 p m; leave Chest
I H Thursday 8 am; arrivo at Landsfon
m. Proposals for semi-weekly service
5659 From Unionville, by Cold Well,
I shen Hill, Whitmire'a, Liberty Hall
j Bath Eden, to Newberry C H, 39 miles
back, onco a week. Leave Unionville
1 day 5 am; arrive' at Newberry C ll 7 ]
i leave Newber y C II Saturdays a m;a
at Unionville 7 p m.
5660 From Unionville, by Kelton, M
Joy and Skull Shoals, to Gowdeyevill
miles and back, e>nco a woek. Leavo Ul
ville Saturday 0:30 p m; arrivo at Geiwe
ville 6 p m; leavo Gowcloysville Sature
a ni; arrivo at Unionvillo 11:30 a m.
5661 From Jonesville, by Pa colet 3
Timber Ridge and Bowlensvilte, to 1
steine Springs, 18$ miles and back, oi
week. Xeave Jonesville Monday 2 ?
rive at Limestone Springs 8 p . ..;
Limestone Springs Monday 6 a ni; ai n
Jonesville 12 m. Propeisals for twice
three-times-a-week service! invited.
56f)2 From Glonn Springs, by Means
to Jonesville, ll miles and back, ol
week. Leave Glenn Springs Tm sela;
am; arrivo at Jonesville 7:30 am;
JonesYiilo Tuesday 2:30 p ni; arr;
Glenn ?Springs 6 p ni. Proposals ir,
for twice-a-week service.
5663 From Smith's Store-, by He
Roger's Bridge and Cavin's Old Fie
Woodruff's, 15 milos and back, once a
Leavo Smith's Store Saturday 1 p m; ;
at Woodruff's 6 pm; leavo Woodruff
turday 7 a m; arrivo at Smith's Storo
5664 From Harleywood, by Mountain
Shoals and Scufflotown, to Lauren? C H,
L6?miles aad back. onco. ? week. Leave
harleywood Wednesday 7 am; arrivo at
Laurens G H 12 m; leave Laurens C ll
Wednesday 1 p m; arrivo at Barley wood 6
5605 From Hope Station, by Walton and
Glympbvillo, to Mabinton, 15 miles and
hack, onco a week. Leave Hope Station
Saturday lpm; arrive at Mabinton 6 p in;
leavo Mabinton .Saturday 7 a m; arrivo at
Hope Station 12 m.
5666 From 'Cross Anchor, by Hobbyville
ami Crowsv?le, to Millville, is miles and
hack, once a week. Leave Cross Anchor
Saturday 7 a m; arrive at Millville 12 in;
leave Millville Saturday 1 p ni; arrivo at
Cross Anchor G p m.
5667 From Laurens C II, by Cold Water,
Tylerville, ("ross Anchor, burnt Factory
and Smith's Store, to Glenn Springs, ?ll
miles and hack, once a week. Leavo Lau?
rens C H Thursday 7 a in; arrivo at Glenn
Springs 6 p m; leave Glenn Springs Wed?
nesday 7 a :u; arrivo at Laurens C IK!pm.
Proposals for twice-a-week service invited.
5008 From Laurens C H, by Highland
Home, Powers' Shop, Fountain Ititi and
Plain, to Greenville C H. 354 miles and
back, onco a week. Leavo Laurens C II
Wednesday 8:30 a ru; arrivo at Greenville C
It 6 p m; leave Greenville C II Thursday 8
a ni; arrivo at Laurena C II by 6 p m.
5669 Fiom Laurens C H, by Scufrlctown,
Pleasant Mound and Young's Storo, to Cen?
treville, 19J miles and back, once a week
Leavo Laurens C II Saturday 5 am; arrive
at Centreville liam; leave Centreville Sa?
turday 12 in; arrive at Laurens C H i! p m.
567? From Laurens C H, by Simnson'e
Mills and Mount Gallagher, to Brew, m
19* miles and back, once a week. Leave
Laurens C II Friday 12 m; arrive at Brew
erton 6 p m; leavo Browerton Friday 5am
arrivo at Laurens C H ll a m.
5671 From Chappell's Bridge, by Sprinf
Grovo anel Cross Hill; to Mountville, 1'.
miles and back, once a week. Leavo Chap
nell's Bridgo Wednesday 12 m; arrivo a
Mountville 6 pm; leave Mountville Wed
nesday 5 am; arrive at Chappell's Bridge
ll a m.
. 5672 From Ninety-?>ix, by Swancy Ferry
Waterloo and Mount Pleasant, to Lauron
C H, 26$ miles and back, onco a week
Leavo Ninety-Six Friday 7 am; arrivo a
Laurens C H 4 p m; leave Laurens C II Sa
i turday 7 am; arrivo at Ninety-Six 4 p m.
5673 From Due West to Donaldsv?le,
miles and back, three times a week. Leav
Due West, Tuesday, Thursday and Satin
elay 3 p m; arrive at Donaldsvillo 4 p u
leave. Donaldsvillo Tuesday, Thursday an
Saturday 5 p nr. arrive at Due West G p n
Proposals tor three aelditional trips pc
5674 From Fountain Inn, by Dublir
Cripple Creek, Cedar Falls, Lickville, Dui
kliu. Filen and Fairview, te) Fountain lin
eepial to 22 miles anel back, once a wee!
Leavo Fountain Inn Wednesday 6 a in; a:
rive at Fountain Inn next day 9 a m.
5675 From Williamston, by Newell, Gob
on Springs, Douthct, Brushy Creek, Eqna
ity, Slab town, Piercetown and silver Glad
to Williamston, equal te> 24 miles and bael
unce a week. Leave Williamston Friib
6:30 a m; arrive at Willi?mston 7:30 p m.
5076 From Greenville C II, by Sanely Fl:
and Mush Creek, to Highland Grove, :
miles anel back, once a week. Leave Grce
ville C II Saturday 1 p ni; arrivo at Hig'
lanel Grove 7 p ni; leavo Highlanel Gro'
Saturday 5 a ni; arrivo at Grcenvillo C
ll a m. *
5677 From Spartanburg C H, by Cra'
fordsvillo, Reiaville, Sparta and Buei
Vista, to Grcenvillo C II, 33 miles and bac
ouce a week. Leave Sprrtanburg C H Tuc
day 8 a ni; arrivo at Greenville C fllpi
leave Greenville C H Wednesday 8 a m; a
rive at Spartanburg C II 4 p m. Proposs
invited for twice and three-times-a-wc
567S From Woodruff'?, by Enoree, Hu
tersvHle, Clear Spring, Gilder and Hok
ville, to Greenville C H, 27 miles anel bac
onco a week. Leave Woodruffs Friday 1
rn; arrive at Greenville 5 p m; le ave Gree
ville C II Saturday 7 a ni; arrive at Woe
ruffs 5 p m.
5679 Fre>m Pendleton, by Townville, Fa
play, Parker's Store, Ga, ami Ae]uilla,
Carnesville, 37A miles and back, twice
week. Leave Pendleton Tuesday anel F
day 7 a m ; arrive at Carnesville 6p m; lea
Carnesville Wednesday and Saturday 6 a
arrive at Pendleton 5 p m.
5680 From Pickens C H, by Anderso
Mills, Bock Mountain, Sunnydale, Ta
Kock, (local,) Pumpkintown, (local,) ;i
South Saluda, to Greenville (J ll and ba
by Arnold's Mills, George's Creek, Picke
ville, Eighteen Mile, Salubrity and F
Mile, to Piekens C ll, equal to 58 miles a
back, once a week. Leavo Piekens C
Saturday 7 a ni; arrivo at Greenville C
next day 2pm; leave Greenville CHM
dav 7 a m; arrive at Pickens C H next e
56Si From Pickens C II, by Mile Crc
Crow Creek, Nine Times, Anderson's Mi
Twelve Mile, Bock Mountain, Nixes, (loc;
Eastatoo and Toxaway, to Fickeus C
equal to 26 miles and back, onco a wc
Leave Pickens C H Saturday 7 am; an
at Pickens C II 6 p q?.
5682 From Anderson C II, bj- Steele, T
die-ton and Bounty Laud, to Walhalla
miles and back, three times a week. Le
Anderson C H Monday, Weilnesday ;
Friday 5 a m, or immediately after arr
of mail from Columbia; arrivo at Walli
12 m; leave Walhalla Tuesday, Thurs
and Saturday 2:30 p ni; arrive "at Ander
C H 9:30 p m.
5683 From Anderson C II, by Sen
Sadler's Creek, Andersonvillo anel Fo
Store, Ga, to Carnesville, 42 milco
back, once a week. Leave Anderson (
Thursday 6 am; arrivo at Carnesvillo
m; leave Carnesville Friday 7 am; ar
at Anderson C H 8 p m.
5684 From Anderson C H, by Mob
Shallow Ford, Townville, Oakway
Bachelor's Betreat, to Walton's Ford,
41 miles and back, oncea week. Leavo
derson C H Friday 6 a ni ; arrive at Walt
Ford 8 p ni; leavo Walton's Ford Satui
6 am; arrivo at Anderson C H 8 p m.
56S5 From Anderson C H. by Varen
Butlersville, Stony Point, Moncteville
Grassville, Ga., to Buckcrsvillc, 39i n
and back, once a week. Leavo Ande;
C II Friday 7 a ni; arrive at Bucke-rs
7 pm; leave Ruckersville Saturday 7 i
arrive: at Anderson C il 7 p m.
5686 From Ande rson C H, by Bucha
Pierce town, Slabtown, Equality, Yat
Five Forks auel Twenty-Sis to Anelers
H, equal to 21 miles ami bae'k, e>nco a v
Leave Anderson C II Thursday 6am
rive at Anderson C II 6 p m.
5687 From Walhalla to Pickens C 1
miles and back, three times a week. I
Walhalla Me.nday, Weeluesday anel Fi
2 p m; arrive- at Pickens C H 5 p m: 1
Pickens C ll Tuesday, Thursday ami
iurday 8 a ni; arrive at Walhalla" ll a
5688 From Belton, by Calhoun, \
Saud. Horsei Creek, Lino Creek, Tum
Shoabi and Bluff Babnn, to Laurens c
I mde s and back, once a week. LeaveB
I Friday 6 a rn; arrive Laurens c ii 7
leave Laurens c II Saturday 6 a m; s
Belton 7 p m.
I 5633 From Horse Shoe, by Holly Spi
j Long ( .'ree k and Chechen), to Clav toi
2(5 miles anel back, euico a week. ]
Horse shoe Saturday 4 p m; arrive Cl
next Monday 12m; leave ( layton Mor
p m; arrivo Horse She>e 10 p m.
5690 From Abboville, by Warrenton,
torey, Lowndcavillo, Cherokee He
Harper's Ferry and Knekersville, (
Elberton, 45J miles and back, once a
Leave Abbeville Tuesday 4 am; arri'
berton 10 p ni; leavo Elberton Wednesday 4
"a m; arrivo Abbeville i0 p m. Proposals for
semi-weekly service ?DA ?ted.
5691 From Abbeville, by Temple of
ricalth, Diamond Hill and Mountain View,
to Wilson's Creek. 23 miles and back, once
a week. Leave Abbeville Monday? am;
arrive Wilson's Creek 0:30 p na; leave Wil?
son's Crook Monday 1 pm; a rive Abbeville
S j) m.
5092 From Harrisburg, 1 y White Hall, to
New Market, IS miles and back, once a week.
Leave Harrisburg Friday :t a m ; arrivo Now
Market 7:45 a m; leave New Market 2 p rn;
arrivo Harrisburg 7 y m.
5G93 From Mulway, by Indian Hill, Sand?
over and Wideman's, to Calhoun's Mills, 21$
miles and nack, onco a week. Leavo Mill
way Friday 6 a m; arrive Calhoun's Mills 12
m;"leavo Calhoun's Mills Friday 1 p ru; ar?
rivo Millway 8 p m. ?
5094 From Lott's, by Mine Creek, Mount
Willing, Oakland and Perry's Cross Hoads,
to Newberry C H, 38 miles and back, once a
week. Leavo Lott's Friday 7 am; arrive
Newberry c ir 7 p ni; leave Newberry c H
Saturday 7 am; arrive Lott's 7 p m.
5G95 From Pheonix to New Market, S
miles and back, once a week. Leave Phoe?
nix Friday 6:30 a m; arrive at Now Market
9 a m; leave New Market Friday 2:30 p m;
arrive Phoenix 5 p m.
5696 From Lexington c ii by Draft's Mill,
Hollow Creek, West Creek and German
ville, to Mount Willing, 34? miles and back,
once a week. Leave Lexington c ir Thurs?
day 7 a m; arrivo Mount Willing 7 p na;
leave Mount Willing Friday 7 am; arrive
Lexington c u 7 p m.
5697- From Lexington c H, by Clark's
Mills and Beaver Pond, to Rish's Storo, 27
miles and back, once a week. Leavo Lex?
ington c H Friday 6 a m; arrivo Bisk's Store
4 pm; leave Rish's Storo Saturday 6 am;
arrive Lexington c n 4 p m.
5698 From Steedman's to Rish's Storo, 7
miles and back, once a week. Leave Steed
man's Friday 2 pm; arrivo Rish's Storo 4 p
m; leave Rish's Store Friday 5 pm; arrivo
Steedman's 7 pm.
5699 From Rish's Store, by Williamson's
Mills and Bull Swamp to Orangeburg c n,
35 rmles and back, once a week. Leave
Rish's Storo Friday 6 am; arrive Orange
burg c H 6 p m; leavo Orangcburg cu
Thursday 6 am; arrivo Rish's Store 6 pm.
5700 From Monticello, by Long Run, to
Alston, 9 miles and back, once a week.
Leave Monticello Friday 9 a m; arrivo Al?
ston 12 m; leavo Alston Friday 1 p m; ar?
rivo Monticello 4 p m. Proposals for twice
a-week service invited.
FOR3I OF PROPOSAI., GUARANTEE AND CERTI
The undersigned-, whoso post office
address is -, County of -, State
of-, proposes to convey the mails of
the United States, from July ?, 1807, to June
30, 1871, on route No.-, between
and-, under the advertisement of the
Postmaster-General, dated October 31,
1866, with "cclcritv, certainty and securi?
ty," for tho annual sum of-dollars.
T/iis proposal is made with full knowledge
of the distance of the route, the weight of thc
mait to be carried, and all oilier particulars
in reference to thc route and service, and
also after careful examination of thc laics
and instructions attached lo the advertise?
Tho undersigned, residing at-,
State of -, undertake that, if the fore?
going bid for carrying the mail on route
No.-bo accepted by tho Postmaster
General, the bidder shall, prior to tho 1st
dav of July, 1867, enter into tho required
j obligation or contract to perform tho ser?
vice proposed, with good and sufficient
This ure do widerst-anding distinctly tia
obligations and liabilities assumed by gua?
rantors umlcr the 21th section of the Act oj
Congress of July 2, 1836.
Dated. (Signed by two guarantors.)
Tho undersigned, postmaster at--,
State of -, certifies, under Ids oath oj
office, that he is acquainted with tho above
guarantors, and knows them to bo men o:
property, and able to make good their gua^
The above certificate must havo affixex
I to it a five-cent revenue stamp, canceled
as the law requires.
I INSTRUCTIONS TO BIDDERS AND POSTMASTERS
Containing, also, conditions to be incorpo
rated in the contracts, to the extent the De?
partment may deem proper.
1. Seven minutes are allowed to each in
termediate office, when not otherwise spe
I citied, for assorting tho mails; but on rail
road and steamboat routes, there is to bi
! no moro delay than is sufficient for an ex
! chango of tho mail pouches.
2. On railroael and steamboat lines am
other routes where the moele of conveyauci
1 admits of it, the special agents of the Poa
Office Department, also post office bianka
mail bags, locks and keys, aro to be con
veyed without ex,.ra charge.
3. On railroad and steamboat lines, tb
route agents of the Department aro to b
I conveyed without charge; and for tho U8'
j of tho agents a commodious car, or apart
I ment m tho centre of a car, proper!;
lighted, warmed and furnished, and adapt
ea to tho convenient separation and du
security of tho mails, is to bo provided b;
the contractor, under tho direction of th
Railroad and steamboat companies ar
required to take tho mail from and delive
it into the post offices at tho boginnin;
and end of their routes, and to and from al
offices not more than eighty rods from
. station or landing. Proposals may b
submitted by the companies for the pei
formanco of all other side service-that if
for offices over eighty rods from a statio
There will bo "way bills" prepared b
postmasters, or other" agonts of the D<
partment, to accompany tho mails convej
od on railroads and steamers, speeifyin
the number and'destination of tho seven
bags. On other principal routes, likewise
receipts will be required and way-bills foi
warded; tho latter to bo examined by th
I several postmasters, to insure regularil
in the delivery of mails.
? 4. No pay will bc made for trips not pe
formed; and for each of such omission
not satisfactorily explained, three time
the pay of tho trip may be deducted. F<
arrivals so far behind timo as to bros
connection with depending mails, and ni
sufficiently exeused, one-fourth of the COE
punsatiou for tho trip is subject to forfe
turo. For repeated delinquencies of tl
kind herein specified, enlarged penaltie
piupi.rtioned to tho naturo thereof, ar
the 'i portanco of tho mail, may bo mad
5. For leaving behind ?r throwing c
the mails, or any portion of them, for tl
admission of passengers, or for being coi
qcrneel in setting up or running an expre
conveying intelligence, in advance of tl
mail, a quarter's pay may be deducted.
6. Fines will be imposed, unless tho d
linquency be promptly and satiefactori
explained by certificates of postmasters
the affidavits of other credible persons, f
failing to arrive in contract time; for nc
lecting to take the mail from, or deliver
into, a post office; for suffering it to i
wet, injured, destroyed, robbad or lot
and for refusing, after demand, to conv
the mail as frequently as tho contract
runs, or is concured in running, a eoac
car, or steamboat on a route.
7. Tho Postmaster-General may ann
I the contract for repeated failure to n
agreeably to contract; for violating tho
pout office law?, or disobeying tho instruc?
tions of tho Department; for refusing to
discharge a carrier when required by tho
Department to do so; for running an ex?
press as aforesaid, or for transporting
persons or packages conveying mallabie
matter out of the mail.
8. Tho Postmaster General may order an
incrcaso of service on a route by allowing 4
therefor a pro raia increase on the con?
tract pay. Ho may change schedules of
departures and arrivals in all cases, and
particularly to make them conform to con?
nections with railroads, w ithout increase
of pay, provided the running time be not
abridged. He may also order an increase
of speed, allowing, within tho restrictions
of the law, a pro rata increase of pay for
the additional stock or carriers, if any.
The contractor m!iy, however, in the casa
of increase of speed, relinquish the contract,
by giving prompt notice to tho Depart?
ment that he prefers doing so to carrying
the order into effect. The Postmaster
General may also discontinue or curtail
the service, in whole or in part, in order to
place on the route a greater degreo of ser?
vice, or whenever the public interests, in
his judgment, shall require such disconti?
nuance or curtailment for any other cause;
he allowing, as a full indemnity tb contract?
or, one month's extra pay on' tho amount
ol service dispensed with, and a ]>>;> rata
compensation for thc amoun', of service re?
tained and continued.
9. Payments will bo made by collections
from or drafts on postmasters, or other?
wise, after the expiration of each quarter
say, in November, February, May and Au?
10. The distances aro given according to
the best infofmation; but no increased pay
will bo allowed should they be greater than
advertised, if tho points to be supplied aro
correctly stated. Bidders must inform
themselves on this point, and also in refer?
ence to tho weight of tho mail, tho condi?
tion of roads, h:"..s, streams, Ac, and all
toll bridges, ferries, or obstructions of any
kind by which expenso may bo incurred.
No claim for additional pay,"based on such
grou?d, can bo considered, nor for allegod
mistakes or misapprehensions as to tho
degree of servico, nor for bridges destroyed,
ferries discontinued, or other obstructions
increasing distance, occurring during tho
contract term. Offices established after
this advertisement is issued, and also
during the contract term, are to be visited
without oxtra pay, if tho distanco bo not
11. Bidders are cautioned to mail their
proposals in time to reach tho Depart?
ment by tho day and hour named, (3 p. m.,
February 28, 1867;) for bids received after
that time will not bo considered in compe?
tition with a bid of reasonable amount re?
ceived in time. Neither can bids bc consi?
dered which aro without tho guaranteo
required by law, and a certificate of tho
sunicieney of such guaranteo.
12. Bidders should first propose for ser?
vice strictly according to tho advertise?
ment, and then, if they desire, separately
for different service; and if tho regular bid
bo thc lowest offered for the advertised
service, the other propositions may bo con?
13. There should bc but ono route bid
for in a proposal. Consolidated or combi?
nation bids ["proposing one sum for two
or more routes"] are forbidden bylaw, and
cannot bo considered.
ll. Tho route, tho service, the yearly
pay, the name and residence of the bidder,
[.. *t is, his usual post office address,] and
those of each member of a linn where a
company offers, should be distinctly stated.
15. Bidders are requested to uso, as far
as practicable, the printed proposals fur?
nished by the department, to write out in
full tho s'um of their bids, and to retain
copies of them.
Altered bids should not be submitted;
nor should bids once submitted bo with?
drawn. No withdrawal of a bidder or
guarantor will be allowed unless tho with?
drawal ia dated and received before tho
last day of receiving proposals.
Each bid must bo guaranteed by two re?
sponsible persons. The bid and guaranteo
should bc signed plainly with the full namo
of each person. .
Thc department reserves the right to
reject any bid which may bo deemed ex?
travagant, and also to disregard tho bids
of failing contractors and bidders.
IC Tho bid should be sealed, super?
scribed "Mail proposals. State of South
Carolina," addressed "Second Assistant
Postmaster General, Contract Ofliee," and
.sent by mail, not by or to an agent; and
postmasters will not enclose proposals [or
Iettera of any kind] in their quarterly re?
17. The contracts are to bo executed and
returned to tho Department by or before
tho 1st day of July, 1867; but the service
must be begun on that day, or on tho mad
day next after it, whether the contracts be
executed or not.
Transfers of contracts, or of interest in
contracts, aro forbidden by law, and con?
sequently cannot bc allowed. Bidders will,
therefore, tako notico that they will bo ex?
pected to perform thc service accepted to
them through the wholo term of tho con?
18. Postmasters at offices on or near rail?
roads, but moro than eighty rods from a
station, will, immediately after the 28th of
February next, report their exact distance
from tho nearest station, and how they are
otherwise supplied with the mail, to enable
the P?btmaster-General to direct a mail
mesaenger supply from tho 1st of July
19. Section eighteen of an Act if Con
gross, approved March 3, 1845, provides
that contracts for the transportation of the
mail shall bo let, "in every case, to th slow?
est bidder tendering sufficient guarantees
for faithful performance, without other
reference to the mode of such transporta?
tion than may be noceesary to provide for
tho duo celerity, certainty "and socurity of
such transportation." Undor this law, bids
that propose to transport the mails with
"celerity, certainty and sreurity" having
been decided to bethe only legal bias, are con?
strued as provkling for the entire mail, how?
ever large, and whatever may be the. mode of
conveyance n cess.iry to insure its "celerity,
certainly and security," and have the pre?
ference over all others, and no others are con?
20. A modification of a bid in any of its
essential tenn? is tantamount to a new bid,
and cannot be received, so as to interfere
with regular competition, after tho last
hour set for receiving bid*. Makipg a nov*
bid, with guaranteo and certificate, is thu
only way to modify a previous bid.
21. Postmasters are to bo careful not to
certify the sufficiency of guarantors ot
sureties without knowing that they are per
sons of sufficient responsibility; a disre
gard of this instruction by postmasters is '
violation of their oath of office, subjecting
them to imm?diate removal. All bidders
guarantors and sureties are distinctly noti
tied that on a failure to cider into or per
form the contracts for the service propos?e
for in the accepted bids, their legal habib
ties will be enforced against them.
22. Present contractors, and person
known at the Department, must, equal!;
with others, procure guarantors and certi
licatos of their sufficiency substantially ii
tho forms above prescribed. The certifi
cate of sufficiency must be signed by a post
master, or bv a judge of a court of record
No other will bo admitted. Tho certificat
must also have affixed toit a live-cent rev?,
nue stamp, canceled, as required bv law.
ALEX. W. RANDALL,
Dec 15 s0 Postmaster-General.