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F.VF.KY WEDNESDAY MUHSIS?.
3Y JULIAN A. SELBY.
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
Office on Main St., few doors above Taylor.
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AGENTS.-Hiram Mitchell, Spartanburp; J. H.
Allen, Cho8tor;S. P. Kinard, Newberry C. H.;'Jas.
Grant, Union; Julius Poppe, Anderson C. H.
Dickson's Cotton Seed.
QA BUSHELS just received, and for salejtow,
v v by T. J. & K. M. G.o?GN.
March 21_ :
AGENTLEMAN going West, otters his services
in the way of collecting Debts, looking after
Claims, interest in Estates, Lands, Ac, to persons
. having Buch businoes in Georgia, Alabama. Mis?
sissippi, Louisiana and Texas. Col. P. W. Mc
Maeter will receive business for him, or Rive auy
further information. March 21 2*
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, March 20, ISM.
rpniS OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED, for the
a transaction of business, until the 1st of
APRIL next, in order that tho Clerk may com?
plete his annual reports.
March 21? 10_J. 3. McMAHON, City Clerk.
Needles and Fishing Tackle.
ANDREW OLERK A CO. respectfully inform
tho public and their old customers, that they
still continue business in their old store, No 18
Maiden Lane, New York. Thuir assortment of
Fishing Tackle is tho largest and most complete
of any in tho United States. They are also Solo
Agents for the Warrin Needle, which, for the last
thirty years, has enjoyed a r?putation for quality
and uniformity of temper superior to all others.
Maroo 21 _3mo
Pore "Dickson's Improved" Cotton Seed,
FOR SALE, at (2.00 per bushel for any amount
of 5 bushels or under. Over 5 bushels, at
$1.60 per buabel.
Se?u g?ow? from seod bought by me of Mr.
David Dickson, of Oxford, Ga., (the great seeds?
man,) in 1867. at $4.00 per bnsbel.
The DIOKSON yields more than any other Seed
in tho country. Warranted nure.
Hon. David Houser, State Hf nat or from Orangc
bnrg, writes aa follows con corning the "Dickson
Improved Cotton Seed:"
ST. MATTHEW'S, S. C., February 15,18C0.
A. P. AMAKEK, ESQ : Tho "Dickson Iniprovod,"
obtained of you last spring, turned ont moro cot?
ton per aero than any other I have ever planted,
except tho same variety of seed planted by me
beforo tho war, which were lost by Sherman's in?
cendiaries. DAVID HOUSER.
A. P. AMAKER, St. Matthow's, S. C.
New Goods! New Goods!
Spring and Summer,
C. F. JACKSON'S
Lar_e and Choice Stock of
Spring Dress Goods!
rpOGETHER with MUSLINS and PRINTS, now
opened and ready for sale, at low prices.
A Splendid Stock of RIBBONS, TRIMMINGS,
Battons, Laco Collars, Veils, Gloves, Ties, Fans
and Hosiery. March 21 i
MONDAY, March 29,1889.
DURING the following week I will gell out at
and RELOW COST, my old stock of
CLOCKS, WATCHES, JEWELRY, SILVERWARE
and SPECTACLES, Ac, to make room for the
NEW GOODS coining.
DONT FORO ET THE GRAND OPEN?
ING DAV, MARCH 29, AT
March 21 Main 8treet, Columbia, S. C.
ESSAYS FOU YOUNO MEN-On the ERRORS
?nd ABUSUS incident to Youth and Early Man- j
hood, with the humane view of treatment and j
cure, sent hy msil free of charge. Address |
HOWARD ASSOCIATION, Box P., Philadelphia, |
Pa. .Tan 20 3mo
Erron of Youtti.-A gentleman who suffered
for years from 5?ei vous Debility, Prematuro Decay,
and all thc i (Toots of youthful indiscretion, will,
for the sake nf Buffering humanity, send free to
all who need it, the receipt and dr cotions for
making the simple remedy by which he was cured.
Sufferers wishing to profit by the adveiUser's ex?
perience, can do so by addressing, in perfect con?
fidence, JOHN B. OGDEN,
Feb 3 3nio No. 42 Cedar street, Now York.
"MANHOOD"-Another new Medical Pamphlet
from tho pen of Dr. Curtis. Tho Medical Times
says of this work: "This valuablo treatise on tho
cause and cure of premature decline shows how
health ia impaired through secret abuses of youth
and manhood, and how easily regained. It gives a
clear synopsis of tho impediments to marriage,
tho cause and effects of nervous debility, and tho
remedies therefor." A pocket edition of the above
will bo forwarded on receipt of 25 Cents, by ad?
dressing Dr. CURTIS, No. 58 North Charles street,
Baltimore, Md. May 27 ly
To Consumptive*.-The advertiser, having
boen restored to health in a few weeks, hy a very
simple remedy-after having suffereel several years
with a severe lung affection, and that dread dis?
ease, Consumption-ia anxious to make known to
his fellow-sufferers tho means of cure.
To all who desire it, he will send a copy of tho
prescription used, (free of charge,) with thc di?
rections for preparing and using the same, which
they will find a SURE CURE ron CONSUMPTION,
ASTHMA, BRONCHITIS, otc. Tho object of the ad?
vertiser iu sending the proscription,ia to benefit
tho ufllicted, and spread information which he
conceives to bo invaluable; and he hopes every
sufferer will try his remedy, au it will cost thom
nothing, and may prove a blessing.
Parties wishing tho prescription, will please ad
dress REY. EDWARD A. WILSON,
Williamsburg, Kings Conntv, New York.
Fob 3 3mo
CITY COUPONS, receivable for Citv Taxes, for
Bale by GREGG. PAI^ER A CO.
rjfX KITS No. 1 Bay and Shoal MACKEREL.
I O GO Bblp., Halves and Quarters, Nos. 1, 2 and
3, for Bale by E. A G. D^HOPE.
IJ tr BBLS. PINK EYES, PRINCE ALBERT'S,
4 O Jackson Whites, and Early Goodrich, in fino
I ordor and for sale by_ E. A- G. D. HOPE.
GROSS Wine Bottles, for sale by
Feb 14_ E. A G. D. HOPE.
pr i^V/^V BUSHELS of Good White CORN, which
e_J V_/\J will bo sold lower than any in thu mar?
ket, from tho Depot. Applv to
March 11_ _J_NO. D. BATEMAN.
pr Ark BUSHEL8 BINDERS or PEANUTS, for
DV/U salo by E. ft G. D. HOPE.
White's Gardening for the South,
OR "How to Grow Vegetables and Fruits in the
Feb '.? DUFFIE ft CHAPMAN.
Hams-Fresh to Hand.
TIERCES "Orange" Brand HAMS, incompara?
bly tho finest in America,
Tierces "Davis Jr." Diamond Hams, highly re?
commended. Fer sale low hy
_JMarcb3_ GEORGE SYMMERS.
PARTIES wanting THRESHING MACHINES,
REAPERS, Ac, will do well to make their
orders and inquiries at once. Prices from ?50to
f500, at Factory.
Marchl.1 FI8HJ?IL^LOWRANCE A FISHER
Smoked Fish, Etc.
SMOKED SALMON and Halibut, Pickled Trout,
Salmon. Mackerel, Pigs' Feet, etc.,
Mixed Pickles, by the gallon, half the price of
bottled Pickles, for salo by GEO. SYMMERS.
Flour has Beelined !
COUNTRY FLOUR 15.50 to $5.75 per bag,
Western Flour $3.75 to $7 00 " "
March ? FISH KR, LOWRANCE ft FISH KR.
Corn at Retail Prices.
If\f\(\ BUSH. PRIME WHITE CORN,
m\J v/\_/ just received and for salo at re?
duced prices. Orders taken for Corn by the car
! load at lower rales than can be furnished by any
I other house. J. A T. R. AGNEW.
Corn at $1.25 per Bushel.
1/~V|^\/~V BUSHELS Primo CORN, at $1.25]
\_J per Bushel at retail, and to order |
at very reduces prices, by car-load. For sale by
March 16 J. A T. R. AGNEW.
Valuable Real Estate at Auction.
BY D. C. PEIX0TT0 & SON.
BY direction of the Assignee of Evans ft Cogs?
well, we will offer for sale, at public auction, on
MONDAY, April 5,1800, at 10 o'clock, in front of |
tho Court Houso, in tho citv of Columbia :
All that PLANTATION or tract of LANI), situ?
ated in Richland County, near tho city of Colum?
bia, containing 116 acres, moro or less, and
bounded on the North-west by lands now or lato
of Major Thomas Davis: on" tho North-east by
Ianda now or late pf N. Ramsay; on the South- j
east by lands now or late of -Barsh, and ou
the South-west by lands now or late of Samuel G.
Henry; (an by a plat of said land made and certi?
fied by G. T. Mason. D. S., September 20, 1863,
will moro fully appear.)
TERMS OF SALE-Ono-talf cash; balanco on al
I credit of ono and two years, scoured by a bond of
pnrohaser bearing interest at the rate of seven
i percent, per annum from the day of salo, paya?
ble annually, and mortgago of premiaes. Pnr
I chaser to pay for papers ano stamps. MUT cb 13
fol u mil i? and AuguHiu tittil road.
Reply nf Col. William Johnston, President of
Ute Columbia and Augusta Railroad, to the
inquiries of Col. Richard Yeadon, al the
Meeting of the Stockholders of the South
Col. Richard Yeadon-Sm: At tho recent
convention of the stockholder, of the South
Carolina Railroad Company, held in Charles?
ton, some statements aro reportod to have
been made in reply to certain inquiries pro?
pounded by you, which aro calculated to
produce erroneous impressions in regard to
my action, and to tho course and policy of
the Columbia and Augusta Railroad Com?
pany. Although much averse to appearing
in this manner before tho public, officio!
duty requires that I should placG in a pro?
per light tho course and action of the com?
pany 1 represent. I trust you will excuse
tho liberty I tnke in addressing this commu?
nication to you.
Tho following is the report, taken from
tho Charleston iVews, of tho inquiries mudo
by you :
"Col. llicbard Yeadon then arose and said
that he wished to bo informed in regard to
un important poiutin the affairs of tho com?
pany, upon which the report of tho Presi?
dent and Directors of tho railroad was en?
tirely silent. Without intending to find auy
fault with the Directors, he felt compelled
to inquire what was tho condition of things
between tho South Carolina Railroad Com?
pany and the Columbia and Augusta Rail?
road Company, between which companies
there has been much litigation.
"There wero many rumors niloat, and he
would Like to know the facts of the case.
The South Carolina Railroad Company ba?
been defeated, he believed, in most of tht
steps which had been taken iu tho Courts
He heard from one of the counsel of thc
Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company
that two offers had been mado to the Soutt
Carolina Railroad Company by the Colum
bia and Augusta Railroad Company for th<
use of the track of tho South Carolina Rail
road betweon Grnnitcvillo and Augusta
Ono proposal was to give tho South Carolin:
Railroad a pro rata share of the receipts o
the Columbia and Augusta Railroad betweei
Columbia aud Augusta. Tho other was b
give the South Carolina Railroad Compan
$100,000 for the use of their track to Ari
gusta. Both propositions, ho uuderstood
bad been rejected. If it was a settled mal
ter that the Columbia and Augusta Rai!
road were to be permitted to build a sept
rate track, it was certainly to the advantag
of the South Carolina Railroad Company t
accept one of these propositious. If tbei
were good reasons why both these propos
tions should have been refused, bo woul
like to know them."
Mr. Magrath, in reply, referred the coi
vention to the company's solicitor for info
mation iu regard to tho litigation, but
does not appear that any such inform?t ic
was furnished. As to the other part of yoi
inquiry, he is reported to have said:
"As to the propositions which wero sa
to have boen made, ho wished to spet
pointedly and plainly. He denied, most ei
phatically, that either one or the other had be
In connection with this statement of Xl
Magrath, I ask your attention to tho folio
ing correspondence betweon him and m
self on this subject:
CHARLOTTE AND SOUTH CAROLINA R. R. C<
COLUMBIA, 29th September, 1808.
W. J. Magrath, Esq., President-DE
Sin: The Columbia and Augusta Road v.
be finished from Columbia to Granitevi
on or before the 1st of November next. '
facilitate the transportation of both tra
and travel over your road, as well as this,
would be desirable to ruu the trains of t
latter to Augusta over your truck fr<
Granitevillu and back to that point.
As an inducement to such au arrangeme
tho Colr.mbia and Augusta Railroad Co
pany offer to your company three-fifths
all the receipts of freights uud passong
over your road-your company supplyi
the wood and water necessary.
It is also further proposed that the (
luinbiu and Augusta Railroad will make
competition with your road betweeu th
points, and that its tariff of ratos shall
the same as yours while using your tra
An early rep?i is invited. Yours, very
(Signed) WAI. JOHNSTON, Rres't
[cory n. )
CHARLESTON, October 2, 180^
Wm. Johnston, Presidet.t-DKAHSIU: 1
in receipt to-day of your letter of the 21i
I will lay it before tho Executive Comn
toe at its first session, but I hardly thin!
will bo favorably considered, if I may jin
from their unanimous di PSI nt on tho 3
ult. to the communication of Mr. Dorf
proposing rates, ic.
(Signed} W. J. MAGRATH, Pres'l
COLOMBIA, S. C., October 21, 18G?
W. J. Magrath. President of the South Ct
lina Railroad Qjmpuny, Charleston, Si
DEAS SIB: I wrote to you more tba
fortnight since, proposing certain terms
th? use of tho track of the South Caro
Railroad from Grauitevillo lo Augusta. In
your acknowledgment of this letter, you
state that you do not behove tho Executivo
j Committeo will accedo to the terms pro
I posed. The Columbia and Augnsta Rail
I road Company will bo soon ruuuiug its
I trains to Gruuitoville, and, in its behnlf, I
j now offer to pay to tho South Carolina Rail
! road Company all the receipts of its trains
between Gronitcville and Augusta, and vice
rcrsa, from freight and passengers, for thc
uso ol' its track between those points. The
South Carolina Kailrond Company furnish
ing tho necessary wood and water.
(Sigued) WM. JOHNSTON, Tres't.
I lu rofereuce to these propositions. Mr.
Magrath is reported to have said:
"The President of tho Columbia and Au?
gusta Railroad had offered to give the South
Carolina Railroad Company for tho uso of
their track between Grauiteville aud Augus?
ta, whatever the trains of tho Columbia aud
Augusta Railroad Company might earn be?
tween Grauitevillo and Augusta. To this
proposition, it had been replied that the
offer amounted to nothing, and that tho Co?
lumbia and Augusta Railroad had never
even offered a pro rata of tho amount of
earnings between Columbia and Augusta."
What Mr. Magrath meant by th?8 state?
ment it is difficult to couccive. That he
should have misunderstood the import of
the proposition is not to bo supposed, for
language cauuot bo moro explicit than that
in which it is expressed. For the use of
the track of the South Carolina Railroad
Company between Grauitevillo and Augusta,
tho Columbia and Augusta Railroad Com?
pany proposes to pay over "all the receipts
of its trains between Grauitevillo and Au?
gusta, and vice versa, from freights and pas?
sengers." Tho proposition, in its very
terms, includes necessarily a pro r<da on
the through freights and travel passing
over the cloven miles of tba South Carolina
Railroad between ( ?rani te ville and Augusta,
whether tho freights or passengers came
from Columbia or Augusta, from New York
or Now Orleans. In truth, tho proposition
involved more than what is ordinarily knowe
as a pro rata. It involved a proposition tc
pay over not alone a proportion of th?
earnings represented by eleven miles of the
entire line, but a proportion represented b]
that section of the line on which tin
freights and travel will be the heaviest. Au
gusta is the largest commercial city witl
which the Columbia and Augusta Railroai
is connected, and for years past more thai
throe-fourths of tho trallie and travel o
that portion of the Stato through which i
passes has sought that market. With th
increased facilities of access, it may bo as
sumed that that city will continue to bo th
commercial mart of that section of th
State, and that tho eleven miles of thc lin
next to Augusta will contribute by far th
most profitable section of equal extent bf
I tweeu Columbia and Augusta. Under m
offer, therefore, not only would tho Sont
Carolina Ruilroad Company have receive
their pro raia on all through business, bi
they would have received a ]>ro rata on a
local traffic and travel from and to Mile
Mill, Pine House, Johnsou and Ridj
Spring Depots, a distance of more thu
half of the entire line. Tho offer was n
in terms expressed n3 a )>ro rata; it was
fact from thirty to forty per cent, moro tin
a pro raia; and if tho nxiom in mathemati
be true that "the greater includes tho less
the proposition cannot bo construed otb?
wise thau an offer to pay "a pro rata of tl
amount of earnings between Columbia in
Augusta." To say otherwise is to say th
one is not offered ?75 because the offer
$100! And yet this offer to pay over t
entire earnings from freights und passengi
over eleven milos of the line-equal, at t
lowest estimate, to one-fifth of tho enti
earnings of the company-this offer, K
Magrath says, "amounted to nothing!"
As to the reasonableness und suf?cieu
of this offer, you will allow me a furtl
The usual terms, where two railroad co
punies usu the same track in the South
one furnishing aud keeping up the tra?
tho other furnishing and keeping up tho <
gines, cars and coaches-have been to di vi
the receipts or earnings, the truck tuki
one-half and the trains tho other half. 1
proposition of the Columbia and Augu
Railroad Company was to furnish the i
gines, coaches and cars, and to do tho tra
portution, giving to tho South Carol
Railroad Company, for tho use of th
track, all the receipts and earnings on I
eleven miles of their truck tims used, n
yet the reply was, that tho proposition \
too insignificant to be entertained! I c
not better illustrate tho import of this re
thau to suppose the casu that one sh'oi
oller to work for you for nothing, furn
his own rations, clothing, shelter and tot
and you should :eply: "Your terms are
reasonable-you must do hotter than thu
Rut it is said by tho Hon. G. A. Tronht
that these aro not "liberul terms ut a
He further says: "I told him (Mr. Johnst
that his offer was equivalent to taking av
half of our businoss, and give us, in retu
one-tonth of what he took away!" The
jectiou to such a statomont as this is, the
is mere sophistry; and that it should h
been made is somewhat remarkable, w
one reflects that it came from a gentler
wuv uni ? --.i vy. ?1
of high business character and intelligencer
that it was addressed to a convention of in?
telligent stockholders, who wors asking in?
formation on the subject, and that, too, by
ono whose participation in tho nctnal adniibr
istrntion of tho affairs of tho company
would have well warranted him in saying
"quorum magna para fuif" When the pro
position to which ho refers was made, thc
Columbia and Augusta Railroad was nearly
completed to Graniteville; and the right of
the company to continue their construction
to Augusta had been established in law, nn<3
was no longer denied. The proposition
mado ou this state of facts, was to procure,
ou terms, the UBe of tho track, of the South
Carolina Railroad, between Graniteville and
Augusta, for the trains of the Columbia and
Augusta Railroad, instead of constructing a
separate track. The question for tho South
Carolina Railroad Company to oonsider
and, as it seems to mo, the only question
was, "whether it is better to farm out the
partial use of our track to the Columbia and
Augusta Railroad Company, or, by oar re?
fusal, compel thom to construct a separate
and independent competing track." It Tras
a plain business proposition-one which bas
been solved by hundreds of other railroad
companies similarly situated, and solved to
tho common interest of both companies.
But, instead of so treating it, the reply is
made: "Your railroad from Columbia to
Augusta will divert a large part of 'oar bu?
siness,' and we cannot, therefore, entertain
your proposition, unless you pay us some?
thing equivalent to -what we lose!" There
might be reason in this, if the refusal would
defeat wholly the completion of the Colum?
bia and Augusta Railroad to Augusta. But
did these gentlemen for a moment suppose
that their refusal Lc treat would cause an
abandonment of the enterprise? That the
Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company
would not, or could not, in the face of such
refusal, complete a separate track to Augus?
ta? Did they suppose that "our business"
could be retained by such refusal-that the
community and the business world would
recognize such claim to "ourbusiness,"and
refuse to employ the agency of the Colum?
bia and Augusta Railroad when completed?
I apprehend that the people of South Caro
lina and Georgia, to say nothing of the
world beyond, are not aware that the South
Carolina Railroad Company has an absolute
property in the transportation of passengers
and freights. They do not recognize that
any railroad has a lieu upon their persons
and property as against all other roads; and,
unfortunately for such pretentious claim,
the part of the South Carolina Railroad
Company, thc Courts of the State had de?
cided that, however exclusive may be their
right to conduct the transportation between
Augusta sud Charleston, and between Co?
lumbia and Charleston, no such rightexists.
or has ever existed, an to the transportation
between Columbia and Augusta.
In addition to the two propositions con?
tained in the communications of the 20th
September and of the 21st October, the
Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company
have, within the last three y -ns, submitted
as many as five or six other propositions
through their President, their Chief En?
gineer and Directors, inviting uegotiations.
Some of these overtures were iu no manuel
noticed; others wero simply rejected; and
only in reply to the proposition of the 21st
October was any reason assigned for its re?
jection, and that reason was simply that the
offer was not sufficient. Besides these
several propositions, the Direction of the
Col.imbia and Augusta Railroad Company
appointed a Special Committee of Directors,
consisting of Colonels Childs and Gibbes,
and Foster Blodgett, Esq., then the Moy or
of Augusta, to confer with asimilar com?
mittee from the Directors of the South
Carolina Railroad Company, and negotiate
terms of adjustment between the two com?
panies. Tins committee went to Charleston,
and in an interview with a committee of
tho Direction of the South Carolina Rail?
road Company were told "that all these
questions bad been referred to the Courts,
and they would have to bo there decided I"
After the decision by the Court of Errors^
determining every question of right at issue
between tho two companies, tbe Columbia ?
aud'Augnsta Railroad Company had reason
to suppose that all merely factious opposi?
tion would be yielded, and that the decision
of the Court would be acquiesced in. In
July, 1868, however, when the road was
about to reach Graniteville, where its loca?
tion required an entrance upon the lands of
the South Carolina Railroad Company, a
communication was addressed to Mr. Ma?
grath by ono of the Directors of the Colum?
bia and Augusta Railroad Company, asking
him to unite in tho selection of commis?
sioners to assess the damages for the land
required. In reply thereto, tho following
letter was received from Mr. Magratn:
"CHARLESTON, S. C., July 25,18G*L
DEAR SIR: In reply to your com rmi ni cati' i W
meeting that this company should unite with the
Jolumbia and Angosta Company in an application
a a judge for the appointment of a commission, .
ito., I bog to say, after a conference with mem?
bers of the board, that we dc cline to take any step?
vhioh, directly or indirectly, would involve an ad
nission of the right of tho Columbia and Augusta
Joinpany to build a railroad from OranitoviUs ts. .
VuRiista; and that further, in any event, VB rc
rard onr "right of way" as a peculiar posssanioa,
md not the subject of condemnation ac i as
lessraont. Very rospoctfally,
(Signed) W. J. MAGRATH, President.
To J. G. GIBRES, ESQ., Columbia, S. 0."
When it is borne in mind that "the right of th?