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He Got His Max.?Sheriff Salley,
** who went to De Soto, Miss., for the
emigrant who stole Mr. P. W. Fairy's
mule, returned with his prisoner last
week and now has him safely lodged in
jail. It will be a cold day when a thief
escapes our vigilant Sheriff. When he
strikes a trail of a criminal, he may as
well come in and surrender.
An Outrage.?We were informed
last Saturday that some one had visited
the Baptist Church yard the night be
fore and robbed the grave of Miss Lula
Shuler of a lot of flowers planted on it
by her devoted mother. The wretch
that did it must be low down in the
scale of human degradation, and should
be severely punished if caught.
The Eutawville Railroad.?It is
now positively asserted that the Eu
tawville Railroad will have its termi
nus at or near EUoree in this county,
the proposed route across the Santee
River at Vances Ferry having been
abandoned, for the present at least.
This road will draw considerable trade
from our town to Charleston, and the
only way for us to counteract it is to
build good, hard road% to that section.
Look Out.?We were shown a well
executed counterfeit silver dollar last
week by Capt. J. C. Bell who got it in
change from some one. The appear
ance of this spurious coin is very much
like the genuine, and we would warn
our readers to be on the look out for
.them. Wo understand that other par
ties have had them passed on them be
sides Capt. Bell. The only difference
between the spurious and the genuine
is that the spurious is much lighter and
smoother than the genuine.
Look Out for the Ckackmax.?
These gentlemen have commenced
work in the^smaller towns. Last week
Spartanburg and other places were
visited by them and safes blown open
and robbed. It is not unreasonable to
infer that some of these experts are
moving in this direction, and that
Orangeburg will be visited by them,
and it is well for everybody, especially
the police force, to regard the move
ments of strangers with more than or
dinary scrutiny, and also that the locks
and bolts of places of business should
be made doubly secure. Verbum sap.
A Welcome Awaits You?We clip
the following from the Barnwell Peo
ple of last week. "The editor acknowl
edges, with thanks, an invitation
for himself and family, to the Purim
Masquerade Charity 'Ball of the He
brew Benevolent Society, Orangeburg,
22nd March. He hopes to attend and
* trusts that Bro. J. L. Sims wiB help
him be a wall flower on that happy oc
casion which will deserve the pens and
presence of several editors if full jus
tice be given its excellent committees
and their many brave and beautiful
charges." Come on Bro. Holmes!
While we will not promise to help you
be a wall flower, we will promise you
the best welcome in our shop.
The "Way of the World.?You
can't get any money out of that man or
woman for public or charitable pur
poses. But you will And them at the
opera house paying a dollar or two to
sit on hard chairs for two hours or
more, and think nothing about it. Oh
no, we cannot give, but we can spend
freelv for our own selfish pleasure. In
addition to this a man will spend five
dollars for whiskey and cigars, and
would consider it a ruin for him to
give one or two towards a church, or
for the relief of any object of charity.
Be consistent, at least, and let all
worthy objects receive due attention.
It must be a satisfaction to any one to
know that they have invested some
thing in a good cause._
The Fertilizer Tests.?The Co
lumbia Register says the Hon. James
X. Lipscomb, Master of the State
Grange, is about to issue a circular to
the farmers of the State calling their
attention to "the circular of directions
for farmers taking samples of fertili
zers, and most earnestly urging a strict
and careful compliance with all the
minutest details," as "too important a
matter to be neglected or carelessly
done." The object is to induce the far
mers generally to possess themselves of
the proof of the quality of the fertili
zers actually used by them, so that in
case of issue between themselves and
the agents or manufacturers from
whom they purchase they will be able
to produce such evidence of the quality
as will be authenticated by the State
Chemist anil available in the courts.
Peterson's Magazine for April
opens with a very beautiful steel-en
graving, viz: "The Little Pilferer,"
after a picture by the celebrated Ger
man artist, Meyer Von Bremen. Then
comes a double-size colored fashion
plate, which all tho ladies will rave
over; two colored patterns; and some
fifty wood-cuts of fashions, em
broideries, etc. The stories, all original,
are even better than usual. "On the
Boxbury Sands" is one of great power.
"Sister Dorothy," by Edgar Fawcett. is
a society novelet of very high merit.
"The Burglar-Alarm," by Frank Lee
Benedict, is intensely funny. "The
Millionaire's Daughter," by Mrs. Ann
S. Stephens, grows in interest and force
with every number. Altogether, we
do not see how any lady can do with
out "Peterson." The terms are but
two dollars a year; and now is a good
time to subscribe. Address Charles J.
Peterson. 306 Chestnut Street, Philadel
Comets to be Visable.?Prof. Le wis
Boss, of the Dudley Observatory at Al
bany, X. Y., has* made the discovery
that the comet seen at Paris on the
first of December is slowly increasing
in brightness. Theinerease will con
tinue slow until April 1. when it will
begin to be much more rapid, and by
the middle of the month will become
visible to the naked eye. Two weeks
later it will reach its maximum of
brightness, when its appearance will
be much like that of 1882, and be visible
all night. It will also, as that of 1881,
be seen in the western sky. When
nearest the earth it will only ba 12,000,
000 miles distant. It will retain its
brghtness until May 15, when it will
gradually fade from "the vision to ap
pear later to the people south of the
equator. The Barnard comet is also
discovered to be increasing in bright
ness, but will not become visible to the
naked eye. In August it will also dis
appear from telescopic view, to reap
pear with the Paris comet south of the
equator. Neither comet has a previous
OUR BREVITY BASKET.
Filled With Brief Mention of Many Minor
Events of tljc Week.
There was a slight fall of snow in
differents parts of our county yester
The Orangeburg Building and Loan
Association is booming. Its stock
can't be bought except at a premium.
Our merchants were never more
anxious to sell goods than now. With
a little money you can get a big pile
The man with Spring chickens and
the one with good wood have not yet
made their appearance. Now is a good
time to interview us.
It is only a step from the tragic to
the ludicrous. All you want is h space
and an apostrophe to turn manslaugh
ter into man's laughter.
There is considerable complaint about
the return of property this year. Some
people returning their property at a
rediculously low figure.
Farmers have be^un work on their
farms with a vim. Many of them have
replanted their oats, and are now fixing
to put their rough manure down.
We understand that Or. Webster will
soon remove the Methodist Messenger,
the organ of the Northern Methodist
Church in this State, to Orangeburg.
Mr. W. B. Thompson was ordained a
Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian
Church of our town Sunday before last.
[ He is an excellent gentleman, and will
I make a good officer.
Amelia Street is rapidly building up.
Mrs. Yince has a dwelling well under
way and B. H. Moss, Esq., has broken
ground for the erection of a dwelling
on this thoroughfare.
We lift our voice again in advocacy
of hitching racks. Court week is al
most here and there ought to be hitch
ing room for those attending. Then,
up with hitching posts.
A young lady resident of our town,
who is a splendid house keeper, made a
cake the other day and forgot to put
any sugar in it. She must have been
thinking about her fellow.
Peter White ana St. George Peace,
two colored men had a friendly -scuffle
at the Pavilion Hotel, Charleston, Sat
uday when the later was accidentally
shot through the head and killed.
Col. and Mrs. Mortimer Glover have
the sympathy of our community on the
death of their little one, which occured
several days ago. "Suffer little children
to come unto me" said the Saviour.
Mr. Frank Ulmet of Orange Town
ship, last year made sixty nine gallons
of good syrup from one-eighth of an
acre of land, besides taking out enough
cane to plant the same ground twice.
The Fulmore String Band gave us a
delightful serenade one night last
week. This band is composed of the
following young colored men: L. Dick
son, A. C. Palmer, J. T. Pope and H. E.
The South Carolina Railway Compa
ny has ordered ten new locomotives for
use on its road after Xhe change of
gauge June 1. Four of them are pas
senger engines with 16-inch cylinders
and 68-inch drivers.
There are indications that the East
ern tide of Chinese from the Pacific
Coast will turn partially to the South.
The colored laundry women will doubt
less soon raise their battling-sticks and
cry: "The Chinese must go."
The Knights of Honor in the United
States have paid up to January 27th.
1886, in benefits to widows and orphans,
the sum of ?16,236,345.06. Of this
amount, about 820,000 has been paid
out to beneficiaries in Orangeburg;
The Berkeley Gazette contains two
and a half columns, closely printed, of
delinquent land sales. The list is the
largest we have ever seen. The Kings
tree Record states that the list in Wil
liamsburg county is the smallest of any
year since the war.
When you visit a printing office nev
er examine pieces of copy or glance
over proof sheets; these tilings are pri
vate. You will find what you desire to
kno wwhen the paper "comes out." But
don't borrow too much; subscribe
only 81,50 a year.
A destitute deaf and dumb man was
kindly entertained by Col. A. D. Fred
I erick last Tuesday night. He was on
his way to Columbia, and the. Colonel
went around among his friends and se
cured funds sufficient to send him on
his way rejoicing.
Bill Nye says "nothing jerks the
mental faculties around with greater
rapidity than buckwheat pancakes with
maple syrup on the upper side." This
learned man is great even in trifles,
but who shall call buckwheat cakes
and syrup small things? They warm
up the blood, sweeten a sour" temper
and stimulate the brain. They start
one out in a good humor, and, hot and
brown, they make a breakfast dish not
to be sneezed at by even a brainy man.
Ahead.?The Williamsburg Herald
has of late told a great many Nimrodic
tales, of which the following is a sam
ple: "Mr. W. II. Campbell, of the Gree
leyville section, while walking along
the track of tho Central Railroad saw
three partridges on a log. Having his
gun with him, he made a Hank move
ment and opened on them with one
barrel. All three fell, and going to the
spot to get them, he found sixteen
birds lluttering on the ground. Not a
bird of the covey escaped, all having
been killed by trie one discharge. Can
any body tell us of a more successful
shot at partridges' V"
A Pleasant Occasion.?The Rose
Coterie Club, composed of some of our
best young people, gave a grand open
ing Soiree at Mellichamp's Hall last
Tuesday evening". Everything went
oft very pleasantly, and those who par
ticipated in the festivities of the occa
sion had a delightful time. Mr. W. R.
Lownian is President of the Club, and
Mr. Fred. Wannaniaker is Secretary.
The following was the committee of
Arrangements who got up the Soiree:
J. E. Lightfoot, B. E. Izlar, M. S. Ep
stin, John C. Pike, Jr., Fred. Wannania
Bill and Joe Sketch Club.?This
club which is composed of young peo
ple of our town, will give an entertain
ment at the Masonic Hall on Tuesday,
16th instant, at 8 o'clock, which will
consist of several short plays. We
have no doubt but that those'who at
tend will have a pleasant evening. Ad
mission 50,40 and 25 cents. Tickets for
sale at Henry Kohn.
A Georgia Pine Thtit Bean Acorns.
Captain John L. "Martin, a promi
nent citizen of Johnston county, Geor
gia, has shown the editor of the "Wash
ington, Ga.. Recorder an acorn which
grew on a pine tree. Says the Recorder:
Near his plantation home, which is
situated eight or ten miles from this
place, stands the tree?a simonpure
pine?which bears the unnatural fruit.
The tree is an ordinary, medium size
specimen of the kind, and to a person
standing twenty steps away, would at
tract no special attention among the
others standing thickly grouped about.
A nearer inspection, however, would
reveal its remarkable identity. Thick
ly perched upon every twig and bow
are to be seen these acorns, varying in
size the same as they ilourish on their
parent stem, the oak. Interspersed
here and there upon the tree are the
original pihe burs. Captain Martin
considers it a most remarkable freak of
nature, and he is certainly correct. He
can form no plausible reason for the
amalgamation and cannot in any way
account for the hybrid state thus es
tablished. The tree, with the acorns
on it, is there to show for itself, and
the Captain will take pleasure in show
ing it to any one who would like to see
the wonderful curiosity.
ATrutli Well Pot.
Our farmers are manly, independent
men and know how to express and en
force their convictions. They are not
children in leading strings. "Co-opera
tion among farmers is not objection
able." Bv no manner of means. It is,
on the contrary, laudable and desir
I able. Lawyers have their bar associa
tions, doctors have their medical socie
ties, merchants their exchanges, arti
sans their unions, and so on. Even
editors, neighbor, have our press as
sociation ! By all means, then, the far
mers ought to have their associations.
But don't try to make them believe
they are Ishmaelites, whose hands are
against everybody and against whom
is everybody's hand. The people begin
to suspect that such talk is not likely
to be productive of any good.?Abbe
Feast of Ptjrim.?The Hebrew
Feast of the Pnrim begins this year on
the evening of the 19th of March, and
in honor of the festival a grand mas
querade ball is to be given by our He
brew citizens. The Feast of Purim
derives its origian from the story of
Esther, so beautifully told in the Old
Testament, and is commemorative of
the deliverance of the Jews through
her instrumentality from the hatred
of Hainan. The date of this event is
set down in the Jewish chronology as
B.| C. 353. |The feast is preceded by
the fast of Esther, when the orthordox
Jews abstained from food and drink
from sunset to sunset in celebration of
the three days fast of Esther before she
presented herself before Ahasuerus to
defeat the plot of Haman. Services
are held in the synagogues, and the
Gillath is read with appropriate pray
Farmers Should Read More.?It
would be a good thing if farmers would
learn that the printing press has be
come the leading implement of agricul
ture and the great lever promotive of
agricultural advancement. The only
modification of the proposition is that
it be properly used. However, every
other agency and implement intended
to promote the interest of the farm
may be improperly used as well. Far
mers, especially South Carolina far
mers, should give more time to reading.
The present season affords them a very
favorable opportunity, and all should
embrace it. Get books and papers, es
pecially those devoted to vour calling;
nave them in plenty about you, for the
children like such things aud will soon
become Interested In them.
Civil Service Examination.?The
Civil Service Commissioner gives no
tice that it will hold an examination
for bookkeepers, stenographers and
type writers at Norfolk, Virginia, on
Friday the 19th day of March: at Char
leston, South Carolina, Monday, the
22d of March: and at Savannah, G?or
gia, Thursday, the 25th of March. The
examination will be held at 10 A. M.,
at the postoffice in each of these places.
Any of our readers wishing to attend
either of these examinations should at
once request the commissioner to send
them application blanks. The blanks
must be lillfid in due form and present
ed at the time and place of examina
tion, as no person not presenting such
applications 2an be examined.
Edisto Rifles' Picnic?The Com
mittee for the arrangement of the an
nual picnic of the Edisto Riiles was
appointed at the last regular meeting
of the company, as follows: Lieut, is".
H. Bull, Chairman, Lieut. W. J. De
Treville, Sergt. W. L. Izlar, Q. M.Sergt.
J. A. Salley, Q. M. Sergt. of Beg't. F. A.
Schillley, Corp'l 0. B. Lowman, B. II.
Moss, E. N. Scovill. On account of the
first day of May of this year being Sat
urday, the day "for the picnic has not
been definitely fixed. The Committee
will try to arrange so that the picnic
and the annual inspection of the com
pany will be on the same day. It will
be held at their grounds "Palmetto
Orangeburg Hebrew Bexevo
lent Society.?Our Hebrew fellow
citizens have recently organized a so
ciety with the above name. Tho fol
lowing ollicers have been elected :
Theo. Kohn, President; Henry Kohn,
Viee-President; J. 1. Sorentrue, Secre
tary. The objects of the society are to
promote benevolence and charity to pre
cure a place of burial and to establish
a Sunday school. The society will give
a charity ball on the 22d instant, and
with the funds realized from it and
from such aid as may be tendered by
the community they hope to achieve
these objects. Any contribution will
be thurftcfully received and acknow
ledged by either of the officers above
The Graphic News.?The Illus
trated weekly of Cincinnati, in its
issue of March 13, will be of unusual
interest to the people of the South, as
it will publish a double-page picture of
the proposed monument to Gen. R. E.
Lee, at Richmond, Va., together with
the portrait of the lamented dead. The
testimonial to the memory of the great
commander will cost S200*000, and will
be one of the grandest in the country.
The Graphic News illustrations of it
was prepared under the supervision of
the sucessful sculptor, and will be a
magnificent affair. In addition, the pa
per will contain other interesing picto
rial reading matter. For sale by all
A Farmer on the Situation.
Editor Times and Democrat:
It is said by knowing ones that far
mers comprise one-half of our popula
tion. If this be true, then farmers dig
from the soil supplies sufficient to sup
port and clothe themselves and the
other half who are not farmers. Again
it is affirmed, by many who engage in
this occupation, that farming does not
pay, and, by many others, that t he pres
ent lien system is ruinous to the far
mer. If the first proposition be true,
and the farmers, after supplying them
selves and the balance of our people,
are left without a profit after their
year's operations, what benefit is their
work to them. This seems to be con
tradictory and almost incredible, yet it
is so for we all know that there are
failures among our best farmers and
under the best circumstances.- I con
tend that there Is not one in fifty farms,
[ managed under the present system that
I pays the farmer, or producers. Whom
then does it pay? Why, the non-pro
ducer, or him who speculates upon the
ignorance and dependence of the farm
er by cheapening his products and in
creasing the price of the articles he is
obliged to purchase. The farmer, there
fore, should be prudent and wise that
! he may prevent such impositions upon
himself and his profession.
? Who bears the burden of trade and
the expense of the government ? Who
supports the censured and extravagant
Agricultural Bureau, the prosperous
railaoads and the rich phosphate com
panies but the farmers? Besides these
his labor benefits, more or less, every
class of enterprises inside and outside
our border from which he derives no
personal benefit. Therefore, it is not
altogether the fault of the farmers that
farming does not pay the farmer. But
rather the blame is attributable to his
dependence upon others and his inabili
ty to get the proper yield from his pro
ducts or value from his labor.
Again I contend that farming pays
the merchant, the horse-jockey, the
guano man, the mechanic, the machin
ist and every other profession better
than the farmer himself. As a proof
of this assertion, we need only cite the
observer to the lnush-room towns that
have sprung up, no matter how unfav
orable the location, all around us and
in every part of the country, and to the
large number of persons, especially if a
little educated, who Hock to them to se
cure an easy and profitable position
and to maintain themselves in extrava
gance at the expense of the down-trod
den farmer. On the other hand look at
the poor farmers, ninety nine out of
every one hundred, how earnestly they
grapple in the heat and amid the tur
moil of the day with their unreliable
labor, but without avail, to support
their families and to make their home
comfortable. When faU, or gathering
time comes, the delivery of their entire
crop, and in some cases faster than
they can gather it, is demanded by the
secured creditor. Many now are be
ginning to see the critical condition
our country is in, because of such
working?all prosperous and growing
rich except the poor farmers who are
left destitute and with no credit with
out pledging their hard labor as collat
eral for a future support.
The farmer should be wise and pru
dent and exercise economy, first to sup
port himself and then to get for his
farm products their full market value.
When a good market is accessible, some
few have succeeded in accumulating
property since the war, but they have
donesoby keeping their necksout of
the debtor's yoke._Farmed.
Watch the lawyers.
To the Editor of the News and Cou
reir: Mr. Tillman calls on the farmers
to hold u convention so as to adopt
measures to protect themselves against
everybody, and especially against their
natural enemies, the lawyers.
It is high time these gentlemen
should be curbed. They are appropri
ating nearly all the fat offices in the
State. Nearly every Congressman, all
the Judges, a very large proportion of
the members of the Legislature, and
many other officials are lawyers.
The subtile wiles of these gentlemen
arc apparent in the fact that two pro
minent members of the Bar take the
ground that the University ought
not to afford free education. They
well know that with most fanners
their sons cannot receive a college
education if they have to pay for
tuition. One says: "Education not
paid for is not appreciated./
We all know that, before the war, the
beneficiaries in college (the Hampton,
Hutchison and Manning scholarships)
made fine students. These gentlemen
say the poor farmer ought not to be
taxed to educate the rich. Why, who
pays the bulk of taxes? The amount
appropriated to the South Carolina
College requires one who owns 81,000
to pay a tax of ten cents (or two cigars
or one drink) a year, and it takes 810,
000 to produce one dollar tax. And
yet they say that this tax oppresses
poor farmers. They don't object to
free school tax, and yet the College ap
propriation would not run the free
schools four days in the year. These
gentlemen cannot fool me"; they know
that those of high education and train
ed minds run the State; and hence don't
want the sons of poor farmers to have
the only possible, chance of a high edu
All these things must be guarded
against. Let us hold a convention and
admit none except those who are far
mers, and farmers only. Most of the
lawyers are also farmers, but these
must not be admitted. Also care
should be taken to exclude those mer
chants who are also farmers; for the
majority of these also own farms. Let
the convention be of
Learn a Trade
An item now lloating about among
the papers, says the Philadelphia Led
ger, is sufficiently explained in its
headline: ".Spoke six languages and
nearly starved." It tells of misdirect
ed education. If the unfortunate lin
guist had understood six trades, or
even one he would have been in much
less danger of starvation and he could
probably have learned six trades with
less trouble and expense that six
languages. Higher education is a very
good thing for those who can afford
the luxury, and is not incompatible
with the kind of knowledge that en
ables one to earn a living, but for nine
tenths of humanity the important
things is to learn, in early life, some
trade or calling that will "insure sup
port, so that, whether they afterwards
learn six languages or not, they will
not be in danger of starvation.
Call on Cornelson for fine flour.
List of Letters.
List of unclaimed letters and postal
cards remaining in Post Ollice at Or
angeburg, S. C for the week ending
March, 6, 1886:
Mrs. Ann Arlams.Mlss Daller Basker,
Mrs. Susanna Bacon care A. L. Myers,
Mrs. Besly, Ahrem Brown, Ben Brown,
Asbery Colar, Miss Georgie 0 larkson
care Simon Thomas, Boney Dempsy,
London Glover, Miss W. 0. Hook,
Bichard Hopkens, 0. S. Haigler, Mrs.
Elizabeth Heare, Mrs. Catherine Hoov
er, Miss Elvirer Harrison care Daniel
Helerbrand, W. R. Jeffcoat, Wesly
Murphy care T. M. Sineman, Mrs.
Tomas"Mitchel care Adam Rickenback
er, Miss Mary Murra, Einhard McBeth
colored, William Merabean, Miss Helen
McCormick, Miss Marv More, Adam
Phelps, J. W. Pooser, L. A. Phillips,
James Richardson, Miss Annie Reeves,
J. L. Rast, Geo. C. Robinsofi, Leddie
Spright (2), Toney Sherard, A. P. Stro
Dian. D. D. Stack, John Webb, Georgia
Wright. Rev. Wofford White, Miss M.
L. Williams, Miss Carrie William",
Persons calling for these Letters or
Postal Cards will please say that they
F. A. Sciiifflev, Postmaster.
Orangeburg, S. C, March 8,188G.
Editor Times and Democrat:
My attention being called to a com
munication in one of the papers from
Companies "A and B," 2d Regiment of
Artillery, S. C. V., appointing Friday,
the 2d day of April next, for a meeting
of those Companies a; BlackYille, also
requesting as many members of the
other Companies of said Regiment as
can conveniently attend to do so. I
therefore, at the suggestion of quite a
number of members of Comoanies
forming a part of the Regiment from
this County, would ask that such of the
officers present of Companies "C, F and
I," would issue a call for such members
of their respective Companies, as may
be able to attend to meet at the Court
House on some day, say Saturday, 27th
instant, to arrange for going over to
Blackville. There aro a number here
desirous of attending the Reunion of
the old Regiment. A. D. Fredrick.
A Valuable Tonic.
Winnsboro, S. C, February 24,1885.
Messrs. Westmoreland Bro., Greenville,
During the summer and fall of last
year I was suffering with nervous dys
pepsia, which was followed by general
debility and extreme nervous prostra
tion. I was treated by one of our most
eminent physicians without any per
ceptible relief, finally he advised me to
trvyour Calisaya Tonic, which I did
and from the first I took commenced
improving, and am happy to say that I
am entirely relieved by the use of the
tonic, and gaining my former strength
and flesh very rapidly.
John P. Matthews, Jr.
Dr. J. G. Wannamaker is the whole
sale agent in this city.
We have been informed on reliable
authority that a white woman in
Williamsburg county froze to death
during the January blizzard under most
horrible circumstances. She was about
to become a mother and her husband
deliberately left her utterly alone with
out fuel or suitable bedding to face the
terrors of that awful weather. The next
morning some women of the neigbor
hood hearing of her illness, went to her
cabin and found her and her newly boru
child lying upon a pile of straw and
covered with an old quilt frozen stiff in
death. What punishment is too severe
for the brute whom she called hus
baud ??Watchman and Southern.
An Awful Crime.
Macon. Ga., March G.?Nine miles
from Milledgeville, Thursday evening,
Miss Carrie Rains and her niece, Miss
Ella Humphreys, were murdered, both
being shot in the neck. They were go
ing to the house of Frank Humphreys,
Miss Ella's brother-in-law, and were ac
companied by him. Yesterday morning
he reported that the party were attacked
by four masked men. and that he was
beaten and the ladies killed. Evidence
before the coroner's jury pointed to
Humphreys as the murderer, and he was
arrested and put m jail. Miss Hum
phrey's body bore evidence of her per
son having been ravished.
The Netrro Exodus,
Chattanooga, March 2.?Agents
who have been thouroughly canvassing
North and South Carolina for colored
emigrants say that the colored exodus
from the Southern States to the extreme
West has only fairly begun. At least
3,000 nrc reported to be now making
arrangements to leave during the present
season. Fully as many have already
gone. They say they arc goinc, because
they arc offered regular wages as farm
hands and are becoming impoverished
in the South by high rents and small
The Lien Law ltepenled in Mississippi.
The agricultural lien law has been re
pealed by the Mississippi Legislature.
Its objectionable feature was that it
authorized the mortgaging of implanted
or growing crops. The law was made
in 1*70 and to it is attributed the present
poor financial condition of the farmers
generally, who have had to mortgage
their crops in order to obtain supplies,
paying heavy premiums.
A Horror at a Fire in Augusta.
augusta, Ga., March 5.?a lire in
the gas house of the Augusta Factory
tonight resulted in only $ 1,000 loss, but
severe personal injuries and loss of'life.
A Inllimr wall buried thirLccn men. in
stantly killing Councilman M. E. Hill,
and mortaly wounding Master Mechanic
W. C. Allen and John Edwards who
have since died. The others were more
or less seriously injured.
Prof. David Swing, of Chicago, says
of Sam Jones: "lie attacks charity
balls, cards and theatres with a vigor
which is a little like that of Paddy
who, in riotous hours, made it a rule
whenever hesaw ahead to whack it. But
Sam is so horribly strong againstfsome
heads and hearts which need plain talk
and brotherly advice that his merits
surpass his mistakes. There are so
many balls, dramas and card games
which need a new analysis and a fresh
hot rebuke that the cutting irony of
Sam Jones may help many to improve."
Choice family groceries at Cornel
B7?SIIW3SS LOCALS .
Cornelson's is the place to save
Fresh Crackers every week at T. C.
Fresh Cakes every week at T. C.
The Prettiest Calicos at Brunson &
If you want to save money go to Cor
Goods cheaper at Cornelson's than
If you want a choice pig ham go to
Ladies and Gents Satchels at Brun
son & Dibble's.
The nobbiest styles of Hats at Brun
son & Dibble's.
Figs, Malaga Grapes, Raisins, &c, at
T. C. Hubbelfs.
The largest assortment of Trunks at
Brunson & Dibble's,
?iankets, Quilts and Comforts at
Brunson & P!I*]?,s:
Highest cash price paid for raw" hides
by P. A. Lefendahl.
Cornelson's Shoes are coming in, they
are pretty and cheap.
Prize boxes of all sizes and descrip
tions at T. C. Hubble's.
If you want first-class family Gro
ceries go to Cornelson's.
Sweet Rolls and Potatoe Bread fresh
every day at T. C. Hubbell's.
The best and cheapest line of Table
Linen at Brunson & Dibble's.
' 2000 yds Fruit of the Loom just re
ceived at the New York Store.
Just received a lot of fine Segars at a
reasonable price at T. C. Hubbell's.
Elegant patterns in Spring Calico
just received at the New York Stor .
An endless assortment of Clothing
and very cheap at Brunson & Dibble.s.
Lace Curtains, Laces and Embroi
deries cheapest at Brunson & Dibble's.
Cornelson is closing out winter goods
cheap, getting ready for Spring goods. .
The only first-clas3 Furniture, and at
low figures, to be found is at Cornelson's.
Two hundred pairs ladies fine slip
pers just received at the New York
If you need good shoes for men, wo
men, boys and girls, and every pair
warranted, go to Cornelson's.
The Heiser Hand-sewed Shoes for
gentlemen are the best, take no other.
For sale only by Brunson & Dibble.
10 thousand feet of seasoned lumber,
Flooring, Weatherboarding and Ceiling
for sale, apply at the New York Store,
T. C. Hubbell will be supplied with
the finest Fruit and Candies in the
market for the holidays. CaU and see
T. C. Hubbell will send for all Illus
trated and Daily Papers, also has the Char
leston Daily Papers which persons can be
supplied who live in the city at 20 cents per
Dark rings around the eyes indicate
the existence of worms. Hasten to use
Shriner's Indian Vermifuge to expel
these miserable pests. It is a sate and
reliable a>rent. always uso it .mnrdinar
to the directions, and it will do its
For Books, Stationary and Music you
will find Eros' the most reliable place,
also Albums, Desks, Workboxes,
Dressing cases and fine goods of aU
Pure Barley Midt Whiskey, absolute
ly free from fusel oil or other injurious
ingredients. For sale only at Jas. Van
Duffy's pure Barley Malt Whiskey
the best tonic for invalids. For sale
only at Jas. Van Tassel's.
Money to Loan.?Money to lend o?
Real Estate in Orangeburg County in
sums from S300 to $300,000. Apply to
W. II. Duncan, Attorney at Law,
Barn well, S. C.
Engines.?Do not allow agents to
deceive you into buying their machin
ery until you have written me for
prices. I sell the best engine made at
the very lowest price and on easy
terms. Full guarantee.
E. W. Scheven,
Columbia, S. C.
Southern Manager Harrisburg Man
Saw Mills.?Write me for prices of
full outfits for sawing, ginning or
E. W. Scheven, Manager,
_Columbia, S. C.
P. A. Lefvendahl, Boot and Shoe
Maker, at Mrs. Adden's New Block.
Repairing done in the neatest manner
and on the shortest notice. Also Har
ness Repairing done.
Baby Carriages, Wagons and Veios
ipedes at Jos. Eros'; the best medicine
to give to baby's and children is fresh
air, a baby carriage or Velocipede will
save you perhaps ai doctors bill.
Fon Brooms, Briskets, Brushes,
Bowls, Bath Bricks, Raisins, &c, go to
P. W. Cantwcll._
"Women of the Wak," recently pub
lished by the News and Courier, can be
purchased at T. C. Hubbell's for SI .00.
P. W. Cantwell has a fine lot of
Crockery Ware at prices to suit all.
P. W. Cantwell has a large stock
of Guano Funnels which he will sell at
very low prices.
Fou everything in the house furnish
ing line give P. W. Cantwell a call.
Call at P. W. Cantwell's lor the
cheapest and best Stoves and Ranges.
P. W. Cantwell has the finest line
of Tin Toilet Sets in the city.
Call at P. W. Cantwell's and exam
ine his Kerosine Oil Ranges.
Call and examine P. W. Cantwell's
new line of Cook Stoves and Ranges,
they are the best in the market.
Birthday and Easter Cards at Jog.
Eros'. Dolls, Toys and Chinaware of
Get a copy of Eros' Album Writer's
friend only "10 cents; worth SI.
A fresh lot of Candies of all kinds at
15 cents per pound, only at Jos. Eros'.
Seed Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Ap
ples and Oranges at Jas. Van Tassels.