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WEDNESDAY, D. 23, 15.
B. S. D'NKNS, Editor.
Again the saue odd story is repeat
ed by the County Cownissioners to
claiiants, "we can't pay your clims.
there is no money in the Tre"asury.
Their story is too true. rom the tax.
levy of the last fiscal year the Treasur
er his reported but $5,3% to meet
a registered debt of over C7,G1.
This deficit, to pay which there is no
prospect, is largely due to pers)ns in
narrowed circumstances, who no
doubt have depended upon what is
owing them by the County, to meet'
pressmng debts, or perhaps supply them
the necessaries of life. Is it wisdom
or economy for the Commissioners to
contract these obligations when thc
means of meeting them is clearly want
ing ? Is it just to entice men who ie
pend upon their daily exertions
procure a livelihood for themselves;
and families, with promises of remun
oration, to spend their money and time
for the County when to compensate
them is imposible? No! Bettcr let
us stand still and every nian's law anJ
protection be his will and ability.
The present state wcld be less de
plorable, but for the fact that for sev
eral years past, owing to the inisnuiu
ciency of the tax for ordinary County
purposes, heavy balances lave been;
accumulating until our finances are
nearing a condition unsurpassed by
the dark period ante to "76.'
A speedy and radical change has be
come necessary, or comiplete bankrupt
cy and demoralization will be the in
evitable result. By means unknown
to us, the current expenses must be
curtailed, or then the ordinary tax be
made equal to the dewand upon it.
As we now stand the Commissioners
would act in accordance. with law and
right, were they to refuse to contract
debts further than they are assured
the tax levy will liquidate.
More might well and properly be
written on this subject, but we have
no doubt that with their experience and
the light before them our Legislators
ill fail to see that it is a paramount
duty, they owe to their County, to
pvide against this evil in the future.
Farmers and merchants have been
watching with keen interest the action
of the General Assembly in regard to
the Lien Law. A strong effort was
made to procure its repeal, and a bill
to that effect met the approbation of
the Lowei House by a large majoritv,
but was vetoed by the Senate. The
following bill by the latter body is the
. legislation on the subject to this time:
Be it enacted by the Senate and
House of Representa'ives of the State
of South Carolina, now met and sitting
in General Assembly, and by -the au
thority of the same:
SEenoN 1. That from and after the
.e of this Act the landlord shall
vea lien upon the crons of his ten
ant for his rent in rprefei-enee to all
other liens. That laborers who assist
in making any crop shall have a Jien
thereon to the extent of the amount
due them for such labor next in prior
ity to the landlord, and as between
such laborers there shall be no prefer
nce. That all other liens for agricul
tural supplies shall be paid next after
the satisfaction of the liens of the land
lord and laborers, and shall rank in
otherrespects as they do now under
SEC. 2. That no wvriting or record
ing shall be necessary to create the
-liens of the landlord, but such lien
shall exist from the date of the con
trac, whether the same be in writing
SC. 3. That all Acts and parts of
Acts inconsistent with or supplied by
this Act be, and the samno are hereby,
This inno wise affects the rights of
the landlord or laborer, and all that
ba been accomplished is to open wid
:sr the door for fraud. The Lien Law
aa provided food for many and per.
%aps made as many more homeless.
At any rate it still adorns our Statute
ook, and the wisdom of the Senate
would have been as unquestionablc had
they allowed the matter to remaim i
Mr. Editor: Our vicinity has been
very devoid of any local news, of an
exciting nature, since the daring and
bold-faced robberies committed on the
4th inst., by three black villinious
gedan account of which has already
ben published in the Turns.
A negro boy, who lives near Jordan,
has twelve toes, six on each foot. He
has an aunt who has eleven toes. Is
this a freak of nature, evolution of the
toe, or just a multam-toe breed ?
,Mrs. J. M1. Sprott has received a
box of very large oranges, a present
from a cousin, Mr. Samuel E. John
son, who left Jordan, for Florida. last
winter. Mr. Johnson writes that he
is well pleased ' he Peninsula
State, but his heal not as good
there as here, and 'e~ets to return
to Jordan next spi'
The Magic LanteiW enes, exhibit
ed by Prof. Lanham on the evening of
the 12th, were skillfully execut ed, taste
fully selected, and aptly displayed,
but, as the evening was very cold, the
spectators were not numerous.
Miss Laura Burgess has been spend
ing some time with her sister, Mrs. L.
L. Wells, at Jordan..
Hog cholera is unusudy prevalent
and its ravages are ser-ious iand wide
ly disseminated. It seems, irom the
speedy work of havoc the contagion is
doing among the swine of some farm
ers, that it is a malignant type of the
Mr. Jos. Sprott, Sr., has made forty
three gallons of excellent wine, and
tt~e vines from -which the grapes were
atheed cover less than one-eighth
luerative busine.s than rVising cottoni
Mr. and Mrs. 'William Brown, ofi
Sumter, are visiting :il' thire
atives at and near .Iorden. reo
Jordon, Dec. U. "-Z
FRMDEETSFRoM Z!R ST 3- 1
Mluch pre ar ion is. ig ad
the "ClIrist'ire which I madie
mention in a O lCr. As addi
tional ClVi: r t youn gen
tlemen "f ('u 'esire to et up a
tournam. u a:d wm,.d 1he pleased to
have y'una.tlemen of surrounding
couni v i . hould anv desire
so .t will communiete with
Mr. C . n before the 2:Tr inst.
r . .loy is wonderfuilly i
p ns dweingI , w hich will be,
when ':mpeted as per his plans. one
o01the ie buildings in town. Other
improvements are being made in m:
ern pasof the town.
Our thorough-going and entcrpri
ing citi::en and luberman Mr. R R
.tundius is moving his mill fromx the
woos-about two and a half mi
to the town--and expects soc'n to be
able, by attaching otuer maeC:iiuery, to
furuid lumber ready titted for the
I suppose von have seecn from the
papers t'a t here is an efo rt being
ie ic to incorl)oratu Foreston. TIS
i it h ld be. as our citizens
abst without pro.etion, and ths
beIng a considerableC tr-ole centre
Lm"yprsoNs of :l. classes congregate
here on Saturdays and other public
\ jusfice i:: still needed and wanted
here. Our citizens ntve amn n
t'ionled the Legislatare. As an evi
deCce of tis need we cit a caC. A
ie'ro calling h, aselfill Young, stole
a pair of pants from Mr. Sprott, and
susnicion pointilg to him so strongly,
he confessed and upon being allowed
his choice of V stripes or be indit
ed. took the ilgging. .This choice I
should not have been given, and wonkd
not were it not for the distance and
expense of going to Manning. 0th
ers milght be cited but enough has al
ready been said to satisfy any reason
able person that Foreston is without
suilicient legal protection.
Our visitors are many-among
whom we note for this week-Mr. J.
A. M. Cannon, formerly of this place,
now of Ga. Mr. Cuningham, of Wil
liamsla'ry H:rald.' M1r. Nettles, of the
Clar a E -rjse. 3r. J. C. Laii
ham, of Summnerton, and others. By
the way, we hear that the "Magic Lau
tern" entertainment given by the last
named gentleman. on the night of tie
lith ilst. was quite pretty and also a
success-but as we wcre not favoredl
with a conpl Vu' we refuse to pufil
it much. We have also heard that
Mr. L. has fallen in love with F'oreston
and is likely to be lost to Surumeton.
The United States crematory, which
has just been completed, is on a hill,
at Fresh Pond, L. i, about 10 yards
from the railroad station. It is of
wh'ite marble, 17 feet high, :30 fe
wide, and 70 feet long. The retort for
burning the bodies of the dead is in a
room in an. adjoinine building. Iu
this room tfie body intended for inci
eration will be laid in a cofriin-shaped
eraddile made of chilled Norway iron
bars. The cradle will be placed upon
the rollers of a movable frame, which
Iframe will be pushed also on rollers
up to tho furnace and projected
through the furnace door. The cre
mation of a body will require at least
two toils of cotl. Tests have been
made with the bodies of hogs, live!
hundred pounds in wveigtht, which have
been reduced to ashes in two minutes.
A large number of bodies have accu
nmulated awaiting the finishing of this
crematory. The expense of funerals
will be reduced to a maininum by this
means of disposing of the dead. In
stead of elaborate marble shafts and
mausoleums, the ashes of the departed
will he preserved in urns, upon which
will be graven such rerds as the
frends wish to preserve of the dead.
A -ll this~ seems, as indeed it is, the re
.ial of heathen or pagan burial, bgut
then, in all our graveyards are ronun
iscences of the ancient religions. The
uprigh~t shaft, so commion in our cemne
teies, ILntdaUe the Egyptian pyra
i ds and is emblematic of a worship
which flourished centuries before the
Christian era. .Jav Gould hats prepar
ed a miausoleam for himnsdf at \\oo' -
lawn Cemetery, near New York City
whc saclose reproduct ion of the
Corinthian temple, which dates ba k
to ancieut Greecee. A muode rn exap
of it is to be found in the Roman C.th
olic church: the Madeiue of Paris.
Nearly every form of tombh used i
our Chbristiau churebyards has its pro
totype in the cities of the dead, wich'
antedates the Christian era.-Fr. m
A FRIENDLY L ETTER.
FFTu AvExue: Ham '. Y.
*A ugust I, 188.
To Tim Sin I '.j' *Co--.-Cen ae
men : our rcfeedy is certainly one of'
the great -.lscoverie of the niueteenth
century. For eradicating blow oil
son it has no equal. A friend wh~o
had been a great sufferer from tht
disease, contracted during the war
o. will be~ gld to knowv ha:, by the
ue of your remnedy, cleansed his sy
te* entirely of that and miercuil
rhcmaini, so that his skin an
tongue and breath are as pure a.
chid' without the least taint. He
dires me~. t to say this to you, and to
Ithank von with all the sincerity of0
grateful heart and healed body' for
giving p~oor, frail humanity so ei'eciive
a remedv for a disease hitherto regard
ed incurable. Let every one smimar
ly aflited take your remedy, andt they
surely will be weh again. In his be
half,~and to encourage others, I glad
lv write and sign this.
- Very respectfully,
(I s)'1i*' t~me a" of a1' C tfleet. w1rios
V(11!1 bi.s o1nne, 1 iptouii>. T'en_. ni
lc-r dtv of *tw* S MyT cancer i., cn
ic.', gonc" leaviflTUI n1~ a vC little
efi . There is a -enl main i thi~s vi
ifllty AVho W.1': p'It a IIIV iti iiI
11atisnt, Who at rn; sn1;z-(eitiOii took
~.~.S. H.C 11 0 cntjre(ly cu1 ..i
LLeiVC andi a,)(- to at i ' ud to all kindls
'iMc. with unuch stI.dsfcu and '
hir g~reat reli(,f?
!:or Sale by- all (lragzists.
Fois ou Dloodl and Skin])'iis
nail -d froe. -
THE SIFT SPECIFI1c Co.,
D~rawer 8,Atlanta, G
N. Y. 1.57 IV 2*0rtl St.
SHERIFY~ f ~ 3A)q LES.T
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To L~i tI":C rerat iv~ejt n 13
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Prc tansny ma xi,; Call
Cn.Ar I ' (' -CT rree7s.
COT TN FACTORS,
r i ihe v:liM y n . ( 1. n '-igmuen ts of Cotton.
.Seanud e du. L : C 00.I A
E -. :: t A Acids,
1,;ft. u. tonll - Me
ottom 4ues-ca Goods.
To last LONG ER tim an v~red Pt 0r'atiy Paint
M ixe A- Pure White
the mo A R Li Fad, Pure
exp Oe n I - si nwl O eed Oil
P1aiter irm vd Pure
If after anyv rea al lon hu of time it 'ouldi be proven
Ifthe.~ m~ oiI Lead~. e~O~ oIt )
oh property as
I has been paint. Wi i W!, at o Nr expense jith such White
Lead or of r Pi s the property ower select.
7 77 TWOW dAgent.
Dele inPAINTS, OILS, C LhASS &
N. P. Constantir on hand a full supp1l of strictly pur
WITH BUTTON OLE -J
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oans O0,Wnoamhs n
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St ionry - Ies Etc.
at any hour.and
01. ble, -
nola Urteder.id sh , -.
Billinis n Pi Viegsg~' ss Tbles
rr - anthe Dns
"THE PAL AC'' is ide: ietidnajiin or o
sqarfre' ''-Cbe WneAe