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A Stt.tcken* Household.?Last week
we recorded the death of the oldest son
of Mr. T. E. Rickenbaker, and it is our
.painful duty this week to chronicle
the death of another son, the youngest
of the household. This is, indeed,hand,
but He who afflicts does it in mercy,
and to Him we commend the bereaved
?ones. We understand that another
child of Mr. Rickenbaker is now very
?iU, but we hope and pray that the little
sufferer may soon recover.
A Broken Leg?Mr.-Gahtt,
came to town last Saturday, and bought
a pair of mules. While he was hitch
ing th:.'m to the rear of a wagon for the
purpose of leading them home, one of
the mules pawed Mr. Gant on the leg
just below the knee, breaking the bone
of the limb. Mr. Gantt was picked up
and carried to Mrs. HoweU's boarding
house, where he received medical at
tention. He has since been removed
to his home in the Fork.
Thanks.--We retu.m thanks to the
publishers of the News and Courier tor
a handsome picture of the "Represen
tative Journals of the United States."
This picture is printed m the best
?style, and contains eighteen outsides
in miniature form of some of the lead
ing papers of the country. A cut of
each editor adorns each paper. The
most prominent is Capt. F. W. Daw
son of the News and Courier. We in
vite our readers up to see it.
The New York Star.?We have
been reading the New York Star for a
short while and find it an excellent
journal in every respect. It is edited
by ex-Lieut. Gov. Dorsheimer of New
York, a man of great ability and high
-character. It is a sound Democratic
paper. Its columns are filled with the
latest news, choice literary matter and
able editorials on aU the important
-questions of the day. It is a good po
litical guide and admirably suited to
the family circle.
A New Railroad.?An informal
meeting of the Orangecurg and Lewie
dale Railroad was held at the office of
Messrs. Izlar & Glaze last Saturday to
arrange for a general meeting for the
corporators to be held at this place on
the 30th instant. Gen. Jas. F. Izlar,
Messrs. T. M. Raysor and J. E. Bull
were appointed a committee to arrange
for the meeting. Ample arrangements
will be made and the meeting promises
to be well attended. It is quite proba
hle that the road will be begun at an
The Berkeley Gazette?This
journal has been very much improved
in the last month and now may be class
ed among the aU-homie printed papers,
as it has thrown off its patent outside.
Mr. L.-A. Beatty has associated with
him. in the manage'ment of the paper
Mr. J. W. Hammond, an old and ex
perienced newspaper man, and we have
no doubt but that the Gazette under
their joint management will go on im
proving. The people of Berkeley
County should give their paper a warm,
A Missing Knight.?The Orange
burg Lodge, "Knights of Honor" re
ceived a circular a few days ago from a
.... Pennsylvania Lodge, making inquiry
for a missing member, one D A. Fuller
who came South last year in search of
work. He is about 48 years old, 5 feet,
8 inches high, dark complexion, sligthly
gray hair, dark moustache, blue eyes
and has the third finger on left hand
cut off. Circular states that his family
are in great distress over his disap
pearance, and calls upon all Knights to
assist in discovering his whereabouts.
A Sad Accident.?On Monday the
15th instant Mr. J. B. Bruner, was seri
ously if not fatally shot in the head,
face, eyes and throat, while quietly
walking with Mrs. Peake, ontheEu
taw viUe Railroad, near Connor's Depot.
A u>3u was getting out of his wagon
near by. when the gun went off acci
dentaUy. An engine conveyed Mr.
Bruner to his family at Harleyville.
Mr. Bruner was fearfully shot and pre
sented a heart-rending appearance. We
have learned since the above was put
in type that Mr. Bruner died from his
injuries last Saturday.
Purim Ball.?The Purim BaU of
the Orangeburg Hebrew Benevolent
Society last Monday night was the
most brilliant thing of the kind ever
held in Orangeburg, and all who par
ticipated in it had aidelightf ul evening
of pleasure and enjoyment. The weath
er was delightful and over two hun
dred people were present, including |
visitors from Charleston, Savannah, I
Augusta, Camden, Fort Motte, Black
ville and St. Matthews. The costumes
were unique and handsome and every
thing was in becoming style. The
music was furnished by a band from
-Charleston, and an elegant supper was
served on the lower floor of the hall
Garden and Flower Seeds Free.
The March number of The Housekeep
er is out and is as usual full of interest.
.Mrs. Roe's fascinating story, "How a
Home was Made," reaches chapter
third; Kit Clover contribntes the pa
thetic "Story of Nebuchadnezzar," and
Mrs. Ferrine gives the husband side of
so many homes. An unusually full
correspondence and receipt department
makes up the more practical part of
the paper, which is indispensible to
every woman who prides herself on her
home and housekeeping. The premium
offer of 81.00 of Garden and Flower
Seeds, to every subscriber for one year
at $1.00 is limited to April 15th. Send
at once for specimen copy and terms to
Buckeye Publishing Co., Minneapolis,
Only a Living.?it is often said as
a great objection to farming that a man
can only get a living out of it. And
what else do the great majority of men
in other vocations accomplish," but get
a bare living? It is estimated that
ninety-nine men out of a hundred fail
in business, and we never could see
?hew the one that did not fail stood up'
against the load, as all the rest must
owe him. The truth of the matter is
that farm life is the whole, the most
independent way of getting a bare
V ring that we have seen. When a man
owns some of the soil, a few cows, hogs
ami hens*, he can be sick a few months
without heim? pitched neck and heels
out of a city tenement, or forced to go to
the charitable fuel society for a ton of
coal. The privations of poverty may
lie found on a farm, but the indignities
c id bum illation of poverty are found
Blone in the city.
Mr. Marshall Amaker Shoots and Kills a
Robert Baltzegar, colored, living on
the place of Mr. Marshall Amaker, in
the Bull Swamp section of our county,
was shot by Mr. Marshall .Amaker on
the night oi' the 17th instant. It seems
that Baltzegar had been hired by Mr.
Amaker for one month. At the "expi
ration of the month, when the negro
notified Amaker of his intention of
leaving, some di?culty arose, and it is
said that Amaker refused to allow the.
negro to move away from the place,
telling him that if' he attempted to
move certain .property he (Amaker)
would shoot him. This difficulty oc
curred about a week before the shoot
ing, and the negro came to Orangeburg
and swore out a peace warrant for
Amaker which had not yet been served.
It is said that Baltzegar attempted to
quit the place and to take with hiin
tho property in dispute, when he was
shot, as above stated, Baltzegar lin
gered in great agony until last Satur
?rday, when he died. Sheriff Salley,
upon receiving information of the
affair, immediately started for the
scene. He met Mr. Amaker on the road
to Orangeburg, on foot. Amaker was
immediately arrested by Sheriff Salley,
brought to "Orangeburg, and lodged in
jail, where he still remains. He denied
all connections with the shooting at
first, but afterwards admitted that he
shot the negro, but claimed to have
acted in self-defence. Deputy Coroner
Heidtman empannelled a jury of in
quest when the following testimony
Julia Baltzegar, being duly sworn,
says: Witness is wife of deceased;
on Wednesday night last about
midnight deceased had an old bed
stead carrying it to the road from
the house; I heard a voice saying, "Who
was that;" deceased said it was him;
witness recognized the voice as that
of Marshall Amaker; Marshall Amaker
then said carry them things right back;
deceased said he would not do it; Mar
shall said you blamed s? of a b? if you
don't carry them back I will kill you;
then Amaker said I will shoot you; de
ceased said you will have it to do, for I
am not going to carry them back;
Marshall Amaker's wife then ran to
ward him and put her arms around his
neck and said: "Please Marshall, do
Marshall, don't shoot him;" Marshall
then said: "I will;" Marshall Amaker
then flirted Mrs. Amaker, his wife,
away from him; at that time the gun
fired; witness saw the gun fired; Mar
shall Amaker fired the gun; deceased
said, "Oh! Lord, have mercy on me, and
now you see Marshall has killed me."
Deceased fell to the ground after the
tiring of the gun and spoke these words;
witness then ran off and cried for some
one to come there as Marshall had
killed Robert; witness was standing on
the step of the house when she first
heard Marshall Amaker first speak, a
distance of about fifty feet from where
.Marshall Amaker was: the moon was
shining at the time?stars were out;
witness never went to deceased until
after she got West Hook, Daniel Rave
nel, Eidie Ravenel, Splona Hook and
Lizzet Felder; when we came back I
got some fire and looked in his face and
raised up his head and put a pillow un
der it; witness found face of deceased
bloody ; this all happened on AVednes
day night, March 17, 1886; the gun
lookedjas if it was cocked when witness
saw it before Marshall Amaker shot;
Marshall Amaker had not been to the
house of the deceased before that night;
deceased was working for Marshall
Amaker up to Saturday last before the
shooting; deceased was making ar
rangements to move on Thursday
morning, March 18; Marshall Amaker
threatened to shoot deceased on Mon
day, March 15,1886; that happened in
the road and then Marshall Amaker
had his gun and followed deceased to
his house and sat down by the steps;
and told deceased if he did not leave
the yard he was going to kill him; wit
ness does not know how many guns
Marshall Amaker has; deceased spoke
to witness on Thursday and said "Mar
shall Amaker had shot him;" deceased
did not talk much after he was shot;
witness and deceased was living on
Marshall Amaker's place at the time in
Elizabeth Township; moved there in
January last; as witness was going off
for some one she saw Marshall Amaker
running as if he wanted to head her off;
witness [thinks he was running after
her; witness looked back and saw a gun
in his hand.
Mrs, Sarah R. Amaker, being duly
sworn, says: That she is the wife of
Marshall Amaker; on the night the
shooting occurred my husband got up
and said he was sick and asked meto
fo out with hira; witness went with
im to one side in the yard, and we
I heard some lumbering down to Baltze
I gar's house; he then asked me to walk
on down there with him; witness went;
when we got there we saw something
in the road which I took to be a wagon;
witness saw ? man and Mr. Amaker
hailed, and said who was that, and got
no reply; witness tb >n saw the party,
with a club or gun in his hand, make
towards Mr. Amaker; Mr. Amaker then
shot and walked on back to the house;
witness did not make any enquiry
whether any one was shot or not; after
I reached home I sat down for a while
very much alarmed, because Robert
Baltzegar had frequently threatened
the life of my husband; my husband
and I went to the house together; on
that night my husband had the gun
shown to the jury; don't know the
man I saw; as soon as Mr. Amaker fired
witness whirled and taking her hus
band witn her went back to the house;
never heard the man speak; Mr. Ama
ker hailed him four times; did not see
Julia Baltzeger on the night of the
shooting; did not hear any guns lire
that night save the one mentioned; as
soon as I got back home I kindled a lire
and looked at the clock; it was half
past one o'clock; witness cid not at any
time ask her husband not to shoot; Mr.
Amaker did not carry his gun the first
time he came out of the house, but on
hearing the noise at Balt::egar's house
he went back in the house, got his gun,
slipped on his shoes and returned; Balt
zegar attempted on two occasions to
kill my husband.
West Hook, being duly sworn, says:
That on the night deceased was shoot
his wife Julia and Lizzet'; Felder came
to Daniel Raveners house, and said that
Marshall Amaker had shot Robert;
witness then went to where deceased
was and found him lying iu the road;
aootit fifty feet from the house; witness'
examined him and found his face
bloody; deceased never spoke to wit
ness; don't know anything about the
After hearing the testimony, the jury*
of inquest returned the following ver
dict: "That Robert Baltzegar came to
his death from a gunshot wound, in
flicted by a gun in hands of Marshall
Ainaker." Sixiy-nine shot were found
in the body in and around the regions
of the lungs.
OUR BREVITY BASKET.
Filled With Brief Mention of atrtny Minor
Events of the Week.
Early risers report ice yesterday
Quite a number of handsome young
ladies are visiting friends at Branch
A great many shad are being caught
out of the Edisto at this point this
No less than live marriages have
taken place at Branchville during the
An old bachelor says he thinks it is
woman, and not her wrongs, that ought
to be redressed.
A lire company, with a membership
of sixty-eight, has been organized at
Bamberg, S. C.
The supper of the Purim Ball is said
to have been the finest ever gotten up
The bass ball season has come again.
Several games were played during the
past week by the boys.
Whatever else we neglect let us keep
up the habit of communion with God.
Prayer is the key of the position.
Sam Small says he was once a jour
nalist, but does not believe that it wiU
be laid up against him hereafter.
On account of an accident at Branch
ville yesterday morning the up passen
ger train was delayed several hours.
Hard work and economy is the anti
dote for the hard times. How many
complainers are practicing frugality V
A little son of Mr. Dave TiRey, of
Middle St. Matthews, feU from a horse
last Sunday afternoon and broke his
It is said that the heads of families
where there are young ladies of a
"courtable" age are in favor of an early
An old and successful fisherman told
us the other day that shad are more
plentiful in the Edisto this year than
has been the case for many years.
Anderson is happy with a young
lady clerk in the post oflice,andnoman
now forgets to buy stamps for his wife's
or sister s letters or to call for the mail.
Two freight trains collided on the
South Carolina Railway near Branch
ville last week, damaging both locomo
tives,- but none of the employees were
On Thursday evening last two trains
on the South Carolina Railway collided
near the four-mile curve. 2s o great
damage was done, however, and no
We wiU soon begin the publication
of a serial story entitled "Slings and
Arrows." We will spare no trouble or
expense t o keep The Times and Demo
crat in the front -rank of country
It is hard to turn away a tramp that
comes to your door and asks for some
thing to eat, and yet these vor}- .men.
have theii organizations and all know
where to go. It is seldom that any one
of them asks for work.
We should think from the expensive
style of dress adopted by some married
ladies, that their husbands would yet
be arrested for non-support of family.
When all goes on the back, we do not
see how much can go on the table.
Young man, if you haven't the cour
age to ask the young lady to take your
arm, don't seize her by the wing "and
walk her along as though you were a
policeman and had her in custody. It
looks bad; besides, she may have been
Now the gentle maiden's fancy
Sweetly turns to thoughts of Spring.
And to green and shady woodlands.
Where the robin's carols sing,
And she dreams of joyous picnics,
In visions happy, rare and rich,
Of sighing swains and lucious lunches,
And of red bugs, ticks and sich.
List of Letters.
List of unclaimed letters and postal
cards remaining in Post Office at Or
angeburg, S. C, for the week ending
March, 20, 1886:
Dennis Barton, C. G. Battle, Miss
Mary Brown, Mrs. Selie Brown, Josie
Carr, Rev. Henry Ddrah, Jeff Davids,
Daniel Daves, Miss Lula Evans, J. B.
Edwards," Dr. T. R. Flood, Pentin
Fields, P. W. Fredricks, L. S. Fleming,
(colored,) Mrs. Elizabeth Hardday, Mrs.
Elizabeth Hardy, Frank Ham, Mr. Yair
Isaac, Miss Carnell Johnson, Mrs.E. M.
A. Jenkins, G. H. Kelly, Victor Keffon,
Mrs. Lizar Lavnes, D. 0. McCready,
Ishmail Miles, L. C. Mays, Rev. ?. M.
Pinckney, Miss Nancy Pepkins, Mrs.
Capt. Robenson, M. A. Robson, Miss
Nelie Shuler, Miss Selena Smith, Miss
Lizzie Shuler, Mrs. Eliza Thomas, Miss
Rebecca Vaughn, Felder Wolfe, Henry
C. Wood, Avon Zeigler, Miss E. J. Zim
Persons calling for these Letters or
Postal Cards will please say that they
F. A. SciilFFLEY, Postmaster.
Twenty-Two More Doctors.
The annual commencement exercises
of the Medical College of South Caroli
na came off at the 'Academy of Music
in Charleston on Thursday evening
March 4th. The annual address was
delivered by the Rev. Dr. W. M. Grier
and the degree of doctor of medicine
was conferred by the Hon. C. II. Sim
onton, President of the board of trus
tees. The following is the list of grad
uates: F. L. Brown, R. B. Ilanaham,
N. C. Johnston. J. A. McCrearv, B. A.
Pyatt, J. P. Richards, J. G. Sanders, W.
1). Senn, J. P. Ilerndon, W. A. Hunter,
J. L. Horsev, J.E. Lee, D. C. Pricher,
S. M. Pitts, W. B. Ryan, A. II. Schwache
Jr., W. L. Sims, J. C. Woodruff. The
graduates represent the State of South
Carolina, North Carolina and Florida,
and Drs. Ryan and Schwache arc both
of Charleston. The adeundem degree
was also conferred upon Drs. A. G!
Gunter and W.E.Dean, and the phar
maceutical degree upon D. O.Frierson,
0. B. Davis, M. F. Game, J. A. Mayes.
Death of Mn. L. G. Inabinet.?
This old resident of Caw Caw Town
ship, died last Friday and was hurried
on Saturday. Mr. Inabinet was about
sixty-live years old at the time of his
death, and was highly esteemed and
respected by his neighbors and fiiencjs.
A DESPERATE BATTLE.
What Kcrnhiiw'8 Ol? Rrigude Did to Save
Klclimond at Block ltoad.
Editor Times and Democrat:
While reading that splendid tribute
of John Estin Cooke to Fitz Lee.s Cav
alry, published in the Philadelphia
Times, and copied in the Orangecubg
Times and Democrat of February
18th, 1 was carried back to one of the
proudest days of the war. Perhaps
there are many people while readiug
that piece who" wondered what troops
of Lee's grand old infantry stood in the
path of the overwhelming numbers
that was driving Fitz Lee. It was
Kershaw's South Carolina Brigade, a
Brigade that has never blown its own
horn, but rest in the pleasing concious
ness of having done its whole duty
from Bull Bun down to the famous
apple tree. As well as 1 can remember
it was about the -1th or 5th of May,
1864, after Grant had been driven back
at the Wilderness, orders came to Mc
Law's Division at midnight to prepare
to inarch immediately. We privates
could generally interpret moves of bur
leaders after* being on the march
awhile, but we were puzzled this time.
The woods had caught fire, everything
was blinding in every direction, the
smoke was suffocating, there was no
other troops to be seen moving, and
being completely turned around, we
gave up trying.to find out our destina
tion, and marched quietly on. We had
marched eight or nine miles when day
began to dawn, and brought us com
paratively into an open country. About
sunrise a courier came dashing up from
our front, handed Gen. Kersnaw a pa
per. We soon found out what it meant
as an order soon came down the line to
close up and we were put on a more rapid
march. Barksdale Mississippi Brigade
was in our front, O'Brion and Cobb's
Georgia Brigades in our rear. (These
four Brigades formed McLaw's Divis
ion.) We had not gone more than a
mile, when orders came to double quick.
It was-done in splendid style, as that
Spartan like band began to appreciate
the importance of the move. Two
miles more, which was made in less
than half an hour brought us to the
Block Road, which was Grant's objec
tive point. Stuart being the senior
officer on the ground tooK command.
He sent Barsdale's Brigade on to
Spottsylvania Court House, requested
Kersnaw to form his Brigade as quick
as possible on a line of fence, which was
about two hundred yards off to our
left. Kershaw's clear ringing voice
was soon heard, (that voice was inspi
ration enough as the Brigade, and es
pecially the old Second will testify to
make them dare and do anything,)
double quick march was the order.
The Second regiment was halted and
formed on the edge of a peice of woods
with an open field in front, and about
thirty yards in rear and left of where
the rail fence came to an abrupt end
which was the extreme left of the
Brigade. The rest of the Brigade
formed on the fence in the following
order, from the right of the Second,
James Batalion, Third, Seventh, Eighth,
and Fifteenth regiments. I do not
remember who commanded the differ
ent regiments as we had lost heavily in
the wilderness and had not time to
count our own dead, but I do remem
ber the Second left its own gallant and
beloved Gol. Gilllard and about sixty
other members of the regiment cold in
death. Even that battle was no child's
play, as we had to form our line amid
a rain of bullets coming from an ad
vancing army with the shout of victo
ry, for all was lost until Longstreet's
Corps began its advance, and like a
tornado turned the tide the other way
and swept Grant from the field, to take
some other road to Bichmond. But let
us go back to the Block Road and see
what troops it wa3 that saved Lee from
being hemned in the Wilderness. Ker
shaw's Brigade just had time to form
on the fence and throw it down as a
sort of rude breast work, when the
enemy charged them. They had been
driving Fitz Lee all night, and thought
they were charging dismounted caval
ry, and there was nothing to do but to
drive them on from this their last des
perate stand, and Grant would be be
tween Lee and Richmond. Fatal mis
take, though they made as glorious a
charge as ever soldiers made, but there
was no give way in Kershaw's sturdy
veterans. It was thought at the time
that not more than two of their skirm
ish line escaped, while their line of
battle realed and retreated after being
nearly torn to pieces. This was but
the prelude of what was yet to come.
Less than half an hour two solid lines
of battle was seen advancing; on they
came like a dark and angry cloud, which
needed but a single peal of lightning to
bring down the Hood. Stuart mounted
his iron grey, drew Mb sword and rode
in a lope from one end of the Brigade
to the other and back again, as if to
say soldiers of South Carolina, I am
here to die with you or hold this place.
When the first line came within seven
ty-five yards, James Batalion opened
fire and in a moment the whole length
of the Brigade was in a blaze. The
enemy came right on in a rapid charge,
to within ten paces, when they halted
for a moment, the second line came up
to join the one in front for a final
charge. Stuart never dismounted, but
was charging up and down the line
just in rear of us waving his sword.
He seemed to have had a charmed life.
The enemy now made a desperate
effort to overpower our single line.
James Batalion and the Third regiment
have locked horns with them across the
fence, hand to hand, steel clashes steel,
one of the Batalion is pulled over the
fence by main force, but he is rescued
by the steady aim of a bayonet. Olli
cers are slashing with their swords
across the fence. The Second regiment
just at this time seeing the critical po
sition of our friends on the right, raised
the rebel yell, while preparing for a
charge on the left, just then the enemy
gave way in confusion and lied for
their lives. We all of the old Brigade
remember Stuart's famous dispatch to
Lee. The enemy attacked us in heavy
force but we knocked him heels over
head. But Lee was not as far olT as
Stuart thought. He saw the light with
several other Generals who had come
on a head of their commands. The
place was made famous by the desper
ateness of the light. Many army offi
cers came to look at it. The next day
Gen. O'Brien came riding down our
line with hat off and tears in his eyes,
said men, I saw you fight yesterday, 1
am proud to belong to the same divis
ion that you do. There was more men
left dead on the field in front of the
Batalion and Third Regiment than
they had men in the'fight. This ended
the attempt of Grant to surprise Lee
by bis first great ilank movement. He
went to work to bring up the rest of
his army to commence the battering
process." I never heard of any fighting
at Spottsylvania Court House where
the Mississippi Brigade had gone, that
day. The two Georgia Brigades did
not arrive on the ground intime to join
the battle. It was by means of the
reckless fighting of Xershaw's Brigade,
that Gen."Lee was enabled to occupy
the line of the Po. Where was soon to
commence the greatest one sided
slaughter of human beings that tho
world has ever known in the history
of War. J. W. Hodges,
Company P. Second South Carolina
Our Disabled Confederate Sol
diers?The General Assembly, at it
last session, passed an Act instructing
the Coniptroller-GencnU "To investi
gate and report to the next session of
the General Assembly the names and
condition of all citizens ot this State
who are unable to earn a livelihood by
reason of wounds or other disabilities
incurred while in the service of the
State during the war between the
States." In order to carry out the pro
visions of this Act, the Comptroller
General has prepared blank forms of
application and sent the same to the
Clerks of Court, from whom they may
be obtained, and he requests that all
citizens of the State embraced within
the provisions of the Act, will as soon
as possible forward to him their names
with all of the information required on
the blank. The applicant must be a
citizen of the State, and must have in
curred the disability while in the servi
ces of the State, he must file the neces
sary certificates to show that he is tin
able to earn a livelihood by reason of
physical disability, and that this disa
bility is the effect of wounds (or injury)
received while in the service of the
State. As the Act provides for a* list of
such persons only, it will be a waste of
time, resulting only in disappointment
to any others who may take the trouble
to send their names.
Trip to the Country.?Last Sun
day through the courtesy of Dr. Tho?.
Iiaysor, the beloved Presiding Elder of
this District, we paid a flying but very
pleasant little trip to the country. We
first went to Bethel Church, on the old
Charleston road, where we had the
pleasure of greeting many friends and
hearing a most excellent sermon from
Dr. Raysor. After preaching we (that
is, the Presiding Elder and the editor,)
was taken in charge by Mr. H. Miller,
and entertained until about two
o'clock, when we proceeded to New
Hope Church, near Rowesville. Here,
as at Bethel, we met many friends, but
only heard the latter part of a most ex
cellent sermon from the pastor, Rev.
P. A. Murray. This is one of the neat
est little churches in the County, and
has been handsomely fitted up with
new pews, Ac. After leaving this place
we called to see Dr. W. F. Barton, who
is just up from a severe attack of sick
ness. We found the grand old gentle
man sitting up before a good fire and
as cheerful as of yors. May he be spar
ed many years to* us yet. After spend
ing an hour or so at this pleasant home
we resumed our journey and arrived In
town just about dark, having spent a
most delightful day.
Cope-s' Saw Mill.?Wo paid a short
visit last Friday afternoon to Mr. Fred
Copes' saw mill, which is located on
the Edisto River, just opposite the
town. We found everything in apple
pie order and the mill engaged in saw
ing up some large white oak logs for a
railroad contract. This mill is a more
extensive concern than we thought it
was, and is a model of convenience and
neatn(iss,showing that Mr. Copes under
stands thoroughly his business. In
addition to the saw that cuts up the
logs into lumber, there are two other
saws in operation, one for cutting up
the slabs, and the other for cutting
laths and other small pieces of lumber.
There are about fourteen hands em
ployed in and around the mill, who
scatter considerable money among our
merchants each week. We wish Mr.
Copes great success, as he is a very
enterprising and progressive citizen,
and such energy as he has displayed
should be crowned with success. The
establishment of this mill right on the
river bank will open up a good market
for our timber getters above. Send
your timber to Mr. Copes. He will buy
How to Visit a Printing- Office.
One of our exchanges gives the follow
ing rules to be strickly observed by aU
persons visiting a printing office : Enter
softly. Sit down quietly, if there is a
seat. Subscribe for the paper. Pay
for it in advance. Keep six feet from
the "devil." Keep hands off the manu
script. Don't talk to compositors.
Don't carry off the exchanges. Never
beg a paper. Don't stay too long. If
you have a communication to make to
the editor, do it at once and remember
that it is now time to let him attend to
his work. Do not steal a couple of
hours of his precious time to entertain
him about your private affairs. Ho
feels no interest in them. Gentlemen
observing these rules when in a print
ing office will much oblige the editor,
and have no fear of the "devil."
Sam Jones' Advice on Courting.?
From the following satirical advice it
is evident that the Rev. Sam Jones
does not believe that the fair sex are
wingless angels. In his characteristic
stvle he advises young men with no
tions of matrimony to court the entire
family. He says: Court your girl's
mother, father and sisters and lind out
what they are. It is just an accident if
you get a first-rate wife out of a third
rate family. Now, put that down.
Some of us here are raising wives for
somebody, that will be Tartars. The
man who gets your daughter may be
like the Irishman who said : "If I die
there will be one fellow that will re
gret my death." "Who will that be?"
-Jt will be the fellow that gets my
Death of Mus. I. P. Bull?This
excellent lady departed this life at the
residence os her husband,Mr.I.P. Bull,
in Lower St. Matthews, on the 16th
instant. She was a native of Abbeville
County, where she has many friend
who will be grieved to hear of her death.
Mrs. Bull was a sister of the Rev. W.
A. Hodges, of the South Carolina Con
ference, and was an exemplary member
of the Methodist Church. In her death
a kind and affectionate husband has
lost one of the best of wives and three
little children deprived of the care of a
Get a copy of Eros' Album Writer's
friend only 10 cents; worth SI.
BUSINESS LOCALS .
Cornelson's is the place to save
Fresh Crackers every week at T. C.
Fresh Cakes every week at T. C.
If you want to save money go to Cor
Gooils cheaper at Cornelson's than
The nobbiest styles of Hats at Brun
son & Dibble's.
Figs, Malaga Grapes, Raisins, &c, at
T. c. HubbeU's.
Highest cash price paid for raw hides
by P. A. Lefendahl.
Cornelson's Shoes are coining in, they
are pretty and cheap.
Prize boxes of all sizes and descrip
tions at T. C. Ilubble's.
If you want first-class family Gro
ceries go to Cornelson's.
Sweet Rolls and Potatoe Bread fresh
every day at T. C. HubbeU'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. HubbeU's.
Elegant patterns in Spring Calico
just received at the New York Store.
Ccrnelson is closing out winter goods,
cheap, getting ready for Spring goods.
The only first-class 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.
10 thousand feet of seasoned lumber
Flooring, Weatherboardingand 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. Call 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 wlio live in the city at 20 cents per
An Enterprising:, Reliable House.
Dr. J. G. Wannamaker can always be
relied upon, not only to carry in stock
the best of everything, but to secure the
Agency for such articles as have well
known merits, and are popular with the;
people, thereby sustaining the reputa
tion of being always enterprising, and
ever reliable. Having secured the
Agency for the celebrated Dr. King'ii
New Discovery for Consumption, will
sell it on a positive guarantee. It will
surely cure any and every affection of
Throat, Lungs, and Chest, and to show
our confidence, we mvite you to call
and get a Trial Bottle Free.
A Lamentable Disaster for Boston.
Fall River Mass., March ?.9.?
The City Hall was burned to-uight with
its contents, including the city records
and seals.' The building was of granite,
and the vaults and safes were supposed
to be fire-proof, but proved not to be.
The loss at a cash valuation is a quarter
of a million dollars. Upon the loss of
records no estimate can be placed.
Engines.?Do not i>Uow agents to
deceive you into- buying their machin
ery until you have written me for
.prices. I sell the be3t engine made at
the very lowest price and on easy
terms. Full guarantee.
E. W. Scheven,
Columbia, S. C.
Southern Manager Harrisburg Man
Just received at H. Spahr's Jewelry
and Music Store a lot of fine Gold and
Silver Watches, all reliable time-keep
ers. A large assortment of musical
Instruments, Violin, Guitar and Banjo
Strings. Agency for the RoUar Organ
Also a lot of Clocks of all descriptions
Goods guaranteed and prices lower than
P. A. Lefvendahl, Boot and Shoe
Maker, at Mrs. Adden's New Block.
Repairing done in the neat?st manner
and on the shortest notice. Also Har
ness Repairing done._
Baby Carriages, Wagons and Velos
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 a doctors biB.
Money to Loan.?Money to lend on
Real Estate in Orangeburg County In
sums from 8300 to 3300,000. Apply to
W. H. Duncan, Attorney at Law,
For Books, Stationary and Music you
will find Eros' the most reliable place,
also Albums, Desks, Workboxes,
Dressing cases and fine goods of all
Saw Mills.?Write me for prices of
full outfits for sawing, ginning or
E. W. Screven, Manager,
_Columbia, S. C.
Pure Barlev Malt 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.
For Brooms, Baskets, Brushes,
Bowls, Bath Bricks, Baisins, &c., go to
P. W. Cantwell._
P. W. Cantwell has a fine lot ot
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._
For everything in the house furnish
ing line give P. AY Cantwell a call.
Call at P. W. CantweU's for 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. CantweU's and exam
ine his Kerosine Oil Ranges.
Mrs. llartzgog has secured the ser
vices of a lirst-class milliner of Balti
more, to arrive April 1st.
Birthday and Easter Cards at J03.
Eros'. Dolls, Toys and Chinaware of
A fresh lot of Candies of all kinds at
15 cents per pound, only at Jos. Eros'.
A full line of funcy and staple Gro
ceries low down at Jas. Van Tassel's.
Seed Potatoes, Cabbage, Onions, Ap
ples and Oranges at Jas. Van Tassels.