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WEDNESDAY, MAR CH 9, 1837.
B. S. D!NKINS, Editor.
"Death Loves a ShimitZ ark.
A PROMINENT, USEFUL CrT
ZEN HAS PASSED BEYOND
This Town and community are
mourning in poiguant zrief. the de .h'
of Dr. G. Allen Hluggins, which occur
red on the afternoon of the 3rd inst.
His death is a sad loss, a loss that can
only be repaired by the mut'ations of
Dr. Huggins was born in Darling
ton County on the 24th of August
1832. It was there he spent his boy
hood days and received his carly ea
ucation. Before the age of 21 years
be graduated in medicine with credit I
from that eminent institution, the
Jefferson Medical College. of Phila
delphia. But the stern, hard duties.
often required of a physician, militat
ed against his kind, sympathetic na
ture, and he soon abandoned the prac
Dr. Huggins was among the abor
iginal settlers of Manning. He was
elected its first intendant and sever:d
times thereafter Elled the position. in
this capacity and as a private eitizen
he labored assiduously for the welfare
of the town. The spacious avenues
and large spreading oaks, the adruira
tion of visitors, that add so much to
the attraction of our village, are the
result of his individual labor and gen
erosity. These oak trees, growing in
majesty year after year, will bud fortb
every spring, a beautiful monument,!
to the many virtues of the pliilauthro
pic citizen just gone from among us.
One of his characteristics was a re
markable fondness for the beauties of
nature. He loved flowers and found
rare pleasure in cultivating them.
The home of our dead, he made his
ipecial care. He tended and watched
over this silent abode; improved it
with his own means, and was ever
urging our citizens to an interest in
their cemetery. The custodian of a
-plot of ground there, he made it a liv
ing garden. There he now rests.
Who will take his place in caring for
the Manning Cemetery?
At the beginning of the civil war
Dr. Huggins entered the Confederate
army as first lieutenant of the Man
ning Guard, and was afterwards pro
moted to the rank of Captain. He re
mained in active service till '63, when
a broken constitution, the result of
exposure, forced him to resign. He
was then elected to the Legislature
and served the terms of '63 and '64.
For the Manning Guard be always
nourished a warm attachment, and
ever afterwards, once a year it has
been his custom to gather the sur.-iv- I
ora of this gallant command around
his hospitable board. The Guards
loved him--lament his death and will
revere his memory.
When peace was declared, after a
eourse of study, Dr. Huggins comn
muenced the practice of iaw. His mer-I
its as a counsellor soon commandied a
lirepractice, and at the time of his
dahhe was a leading, honored mem
ber. of the Manning Bar.
Dr. Huggins was a good man, an
exemplary christian. He loved his
chorch, its worship and people. The
poor wei-e his wards. They regarded
him their friend and shared his boun
ty, limited only by his means. As a
citizen he was in the van in every
movement for the promotion of the
good of his fellow man and the ad
wancement of his country's best inter
ests. He was just and exacting in the
pursuit of the right, and in this res
pect was widely known, generally ap
preciated and universally respected.
He was in the full vigor of mature
manhood when attacked by the mnala
*dy which ended his life. It was more
a mental than a physical attack and
is attributed to the exhaustion cf ar I
over-taxed mind. A months sufferinv
and quietly and peacefully he passed
othe other side of the river .Ani
eventful life, replete with noble deeds
and nobler aspirations, is quenched. On
the day following his death, the funer-'
al services took place at the Method
ist church inthe presence of a arge
concourse of people. The remains
wvere then borne to the grave, where
General E. W. Moise, his partner of
many years, in a few chosen words,
spoka in feeling terms of his long and
pleasant association with him.
The late decision of the State Sn
preme Court taking from Trial Jus-r
tices the right to try petty larceny
crimes, reaches farther and erects
in the same degree the trial right of
the Justice Court in a number of otl
er penal ofences. The law de.clared I
by the appellate court, in the deei
sion referred to is, that Trial Justices
have trial jurisdiction only in those
cases where the.punishment is fixed
by statute at not more than $100 line
and 30 days imprisonment. It follows
that, without regard to the gravity of
the offence, unless the penalty is rc
scribed, and conmes within the.se
bounds, the trial right is not wci thin
the province of the Trial Justice Court.
Even though the statute may in so
many words give this court the juris-.
diction, if it fails to declare what the
pnishment is, it is debarred never
theless. By analoegy it is proper to
presume that the offence of buying,
receiving or aiding in the concealmevnt
of stolen goods, obtaining mony un
der false pretences, breach of trust
violation of contract, entry on land1
4ter notice, violation of laborers con-,t
!s concluded in the Triml Justice Court,
can now only be tried in the Cireuit
Court. The decision liberally on
struod rmakes a big inroad into the
work of ilie Trial Justice, and mnakes
him little more than an investigating
oflieer. In the opinon of a uj'rity
of the lawyers at this Bar the Supr:ne
Court hms only declared what has al
ready beon the law, yet it is a very
unfettunate combination of circum
stances that produced( the Court's de
cision and no doubt propeOr legisla.
tion this fall ill roledy tle defeCt in
the law. As the matier now stands
we expect our jil to soi be tilled
with pets ms a-cused of the smaibst
offences to be kept there mouth after
.nu a at the expense of the county
till the higiher court convenes.
The forty-ninth Congress with the
closing of the 4th of March, passed
away and became an object to he re
merabered. Nevertheless, its achiev
ments will live when the men who
composed the forty-ninth Congress are
dead and forgotien. The Interstate
Commerce law; the Electoral College
amendments; the oleomargarine tax
bill; the Atlantic and Paciie land
grant forfeit airc bill; the Mexican pen
sion act: tie tenure of ofie measure:
and the bill to re-eMburse the Prced
man's Bank. These and other lesser
acts will make this Congress famous
for a century to come. There is one
thing to be regretted that Congress
thus adjourned without the river and
harbor bill becoming a law. This
provided *o00,000 for the Charleston
jetties and smaller amounts for other
river imnrovements. Its failure to
reach the dignity of a law will suspend
alE work of this character for a year to
come. This will work great damage,
especially to the Charleston harbor,
the jetties of which are in an unfl
ished condition, and leaving them
thus, the work already done will be
injured more or less. The bill at a
late hour was approved by both
houses of Congress, but the President
refused to give it his signature on the
ground that he was not allowed time
by the dila'ory action of Congress to
give it proper consideration. Our
metropolitan daily is a zealous admin
istration advocate, and worked hard
for the Charleston harbor, and with
some curiosity its ~ editorial co1
umns were scanned to see if its enthu
siasm for the President had abated by
his extreme scrupulousness. But like
the old Quaker, who was a worshiper
of president Jackson, when told that
Jacson had killed a man, because be
would not niove out of his we. re
plied, "well, why didn't the man move?"
The \er' ad Courier is loyal still.
So far but one county, Berkeley has
made a bid for an experimental sta
tion. There are two of these stations
to be established, one in the upper
and the other in the lower section of
the State. They are to be located in
the two counties making the most
Fattering inducement. The stations
besides being a benetit to the State at
large, will each, be a great advantage
o the county: where located. The im
mediate opportunity ofi'ered the farm
3rs in the locality of the station to no
:ice and profit by the experiments
aade in introduced seeds, and the
manner of working and cultivating,
vill be a great help to them.
Again, one of .these stations in a ecuu
:y is bound to cause, to a greater or
ess degree more interest among the
armers in their crops An ambitious
;timulius to excel would be excited,
~ausing more careful and zealous at
~etion to farms. Apart from this
~ood result the people of the county
ould directly profit by the consider
ible sum of money which the fitting
p of the experimental farm and the
ork carried on would cost, and be
lifsed in their midst.
The farmers and everybody else in
arendon would no doubt be glad to
iaae one of those stations established
:ere. Geographically our county is
vel situated to be chosen as the place
'or the lower station. But, besides
his advantage presented by nature
vhat further inducement could be of
errd the Board having the location
n charge? The financial condition of
he county is too imnpov.erished for
iy sum of money fromi the public
reasury to be given. The lan d, how
ver, might be e:1sily procured and
roffered the Board for the site of the
tation. There are a number of our
itizens who have the agricultural in
rest deep at heart, and they might
ithout any sacrifice le::se the lad
er the purpose. it would be returned
o them at the ex'piration of the use of
he experimenters, more valuable, im
roved and highly cultivated. Who
mong our philanthropic citizens wvill
onate this muah for an experimental'
tation in Clarendon ?
The AbbevillOelIm, says the
re J a Blanner is giving a good
ortion of its columns to religious
iatters, while the Medium is devoted
the agricultural interests of Abbe
His "riarch from Atlania to th-.
Sea" is a favorite theme with General
Shennan on all occasions when he is
ealkid up-n to give a rhctorical Cxhi
bition of his I:riotisn. Liter, at a
hang'et of the NCw York ihard of
rade, he quoted from Colol W. L.
Trenholmn, of South Carolina, as say
"Hard and stern as that march was
I am glad you did it."
Colonel Trenholin is rcported by
the Augusta m'm;"a-l1 as being pres
en t .-Ithe ecting, maling a speech
and failing to duny what Sheri1:um
Isaid. It is reasonable to suppos
then that he was correctly ouoted.
Colonel Trenhohn was conspicuous Ii
South Carolina as a brave, gallant
Confederate soldier. He was in the
midst of the fray, and a witness to the
harrowing scenes, the consequence of
Sherman's mar.. Then it is strange
indeed that he should be edad Sher
man "did it." Glad that Sherm:
marched through this land of ours.
destroying cities, debauching peacei!
homes, scattering destruction on ki1
line of march. Who else in South
Carolina is glad that Sherman passed
Atlanta--that lie reached Colunibia
anUfd burnt the capital of the Staie
No South Caroliian 't> the manor
born," unless it be Colonel .Trenhohai
would say to the ferocious Sherman.
"Hard and stern as that march was I
am glad you did it." It cannot be
that he who pro;ed himself so valiant.
brave and noble as Colonel Trenholm
in waring for South Carolina, should
alcady forget her sufferings and say
to her enemies I am glad you pillaged
and burnt and robbed my State. We
i will not concede that the high office
he holds, and the honors of the North
have destroyed Colonel Trenhoha's
memory and sworn him to the iron
The Abbeville Xh'diam says that ac
cording to the last report of the Grand
Jury of Clairendon County, a very bad
state of affairs must exist in that coun
ty Publishing parts of the report
referring to the iin!anciul state of the
county, the condition of the jail,, roads
and bridges, and the courthouse, the
M-don comn ments thius:
W~e presume this is a true picture
coming from such a source and it
shows a deplorable state of things.
A dirty, fl'thy jail, infested with lice.
1with a worn out stove and cool:iua
utensils is a bad showing for an en
lightened community. Unsafe and
d:ngcrous bridges add to the calami
ties of the county. The courthouse
is no better, but soiled with obscen
writing, without carpets, insufficicnt
a"commo1dations for th~e bar andi thl
juris an nospittoons. Worst of ?t!
the lawyers and others indulge in thme
ilhrrae. ee of spitting on the floor. I
It is hi time for reform in Clar
endon. It would do our friends god
to see the clean, white walls of our
courthouse, tha elegant desks and
chairs for the members of the bar,
the substantiail bagging on the floors
and stepus uip and down stairs and the
gene-ral air of elenhiness and decey
thiat prerades the whole establishment.
The jail is well ventilated, scrubbed,
swept and kept clean. It has stoves
for the comfort of the prisoners.
It would be a pleasure to contra-!
diet and scold the Medieum for giving
Carendon such a bad name, but we
can't do it. The mortifying picture~
drawn by the Medium is only too true.
Then let us reform. The jail should
be rid of lice, the appearance of the
Courthouse improved, and above all
may the County Commissioners man
age to keep the expenses of the coun
ty within the limits of the levy provid
ed by the Legislature. If this is done
the fall of the v-ear will find Clarendun
in a far better condition thain now.
The credit of the county which atj
present is about lost will be restored
and with it the confidence of the px o
pe in the ability of the Couxaty Comn
mssioners to pay their contracted
debts. This will enable the county
alairs to be administered1
at their actunal cost, whereas.
for the last few years, on ac
count of the uncertainty of its obliga
tions being paid, parties never con
tracted to do work for the county ex~
ept for a large additional sum. The
present Thoard of Conmmissioners have
it in their power to remiedy in prart
his evil; it is to be hoped the~y will]
tilize the opportunity ini the way
iN DTRSTN WASIN\GTON LE
[Fromu Our Regular Corepnt..]L
lat\INTuN. March 0, 1&~ .The'sa
on o- f the we ek at the ('a;d wats the ai
-nn an failur in theC House ofRpe n
,'ide to *'-sthe De pendent Plnur til t
>vr the Frasi.dent's vecto. Crow. of :* - ,,
arie1::gileries, and t'he d1a
ine xcitic t 1Ly 'interVpins p '-1nal
.' tingn rtrs ] r a nhn i
.l e e t n t he :lo .r. ere such a. i.
tve not, wthn lon ~ whi ee witness
a o ithere. l i IV U'te h'
hell over thei ve' . la u the i-:iv
a!ct 't em oi ch'ge their' v o c' 'inc *
..' r ieortv are wora ty mi
w r:r i.'.t conr-geous act on ti part
of : is
ti : .iV i t' e
tas~~ai Ce N .i.1nt 4' iiji :- ;.VEd
-ij -:- -j w r .
. .? 2' s l -. i::m.1-s it : b a :.
1 reiti-ntCin it wali. f*irs o r
Vh , 1he 1 -..: bil -;p d L ..n:5- : tod
h:- ..-. i.
i. . ...:- :... h
m.-i -:I ta-In . i b o-* t e - n
mi!'tttid tO f-:u n - I a: -s s m a~ g
t I, u- h I'l t
then ain.1 tv e il do.utes :tc- ,t:t
s'uie c'ou-sei tti i :tp .nln a..' - r
:ne~t. he in- t 1wn Co .r of . '.
to mz:;i'he 1i .ws byv !a:n- 'i "nnE uNi
,.res whnich h3 ali im; t no~ cv nce to -c '
any tiLnt. b-t . S I t I
ty ~:or ,r.n An exta ss 'of the Fift etb
n r..s, ta u hit Is p).) s:bie h , n ::
tlie :-.. ne;t e, u nC11 is a.1 ma E 9
ize.d ULliv. to re:::.%n in esinbvo t C
n-m.at ior...h ;: it ~ii o sn;inat aru.
isnot, 're 'e %;Il intve t;i'u t"
.imom.:L tCPIet :..tre t.:- In.-atl Co lerc
nomm:uon. :u:1 st ftrcrtary o;f 1the
it .1 . i c
T e :cq ' t-zi n ha.- se a<. to 11i- Prusid
SLt. i'oWer to Lioet the ir-tateC
:nerei Commalis-.on,-r' au r th :.tur M1
if the. : e. i:i , f th n
thatI, th.e Co(sitt 6 t 0:: not '4i1"Ver tiilu
Encutive., to 1.pj int . (Ii V.*n v:uation*1, "o .1
newiv crLtalc dlee wiis to be it llel by
: d It th vc d cns enlt < t.he in
thers imi tit tLi is no d1s:rce be
tween tilling a ne ole 'nd a vacarcy that
may occur du,ing a va; Cot. of ue :enate,
anfi that there are <ioc.i:ors lav Attoinev
Generals cov'ering tW: point.
.Mr. Wf. F. Turner's Position in Refer
eneeC to .iersrs. Smuythe & Ader.
Ma. EnTon : OU reading the letter
of Smaythe & Adger pulhshed by you
February 16th, . feel obliged to .4b
ject to somie of their statements w h
tuight lead to vi-sapprehension of e
true izets of the case as given by them.
We never (id express "rcgrets at
what has trauspired;" nor do we now
reiret. nor did we tLen regret th: af
TLL hat anidavit was trne.
W did not feel obliged to tell them
of it before it was given to the public.
We did not know then (anuy more
than now) wh-it had become of our
cotton. We thiouilht this the best
course. We did not accuse Smyvth e
& Adger of the theft; but, we knew
then, as well as now, that we had lost
the cottoni. and that the cotton had
been sent them. When we received
their "huli-dozing" letter we felt (na
turally) angry an-J indignaut.
M~r. ~Snvai:etotld me we hdmsu
dertoou lhis letter; that it was not in
tendedl as a thtreat; that our tauidarit
had injured h~im abroad and at honme,
At this I felt and did e.rgesrre,
and i y way of showing him that v~e
had njo persomal ill-feeinug, nor desire
to impugn his nonesty, asked him to
continue to advance for us. This he
deh! ed. He had certainly as much
right to decline as ace had the right to
su bit aflidavits of loss through the,
or to ask(f 'r courlec's sode ) for ad
The charge "htad lent themselves to
the aid of others whio were suggesting
charges of unfair dealing" is false.
I would .wl Igei to the uirm mention
ed that it would seem to mec to be
ore~ maouly to call things and people
by the right name and not try to touch
ip "Farmer" over my shoulders. Col.
N. is able to take care of himself I
I do not, Mr. Editor, think
that we should have been selected as
tihe sacrifice and oblation to be olfer'ed
by this High Priest on the altar of the
Charleston Cotton Exchange to the
Maes of a dying trade. Btut we are
wiling to stand as a monumetnnt erect
ed to the mae:uory of "lost pounds"
wavin "Farmer' aiidavits, and call
" uon "w)1]~ har.-rat, weigher, factor,'
L tell us where our cotton and Chaile
ton's trade has gone.
As soon as thle list of those Factors.
is pubishted, do send me a copy. I
ean the number otf "sample" bales
)tCked by)~ each factor.
Firm of Turner & btro.
Whda irav b Laiu ord
ivei ! :if r ..ie 1. . .:r'a n' of
:.~d'; j ni. hw.- .ei- ]:9 l0 :::. ri
:e' *re fromdsae swe oe
vnoi sll i ..., u i.
:.ek H ... ..tt-' . ,a e ' , c ,tr. n s
ue~c.* v~at hotlse 10 cet
Who:s5tde Groeors and
;59 EAST BAY,
C(aiAIlESTON, S. C.
.Direct Iui:orters of
.Wines, and Briecs.
a~i]C'4 'd ~raidis.Ales, Porters,
*f ' 9..A Ci00
18 7 & rc in;: > .t, and 117
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Inu attention to the following
Cut L suar, 1:21 Pl. for $1.
Gr(,mbwd ". ~5. 11,1v. for $.
. 17 Ibs. for S .
L t lrit, .own -. . 1ihs for SL.
oid ron S;ar, 20 lb or 1; h$c1.
N') iis.T t vz*S. a doz.
:ll. ma' . J 1.10 a T(,z.
Go V4SLgrs :::1 fur aI 1wx of 50.
T)','T arL buW a(fwIf the 1many attract
ions " Ve aree-stantyoteinan one
i , re; t t r advan
L.-. in:-t .44.5 tiv V! wa
Noco or packing or drayage.
S. TO24isJR.J. M. T11oMALS.
P a e W are, 1IL
s p ta saI8sE G mass, a
SW atchIs and Jeweh' repaired
by expert workaen.
273 KING ST.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
D. O'Neil &Sons,
133 HAYN:: STRT ....CU.:.r'sToN, S. C.
Wholesale Deakers inl
Boots and Shoes.
Tr i ItSa tehis. C-1 .
Gooeh. raie by evcry s-ten:nr utable
for the i trior tradL. All th-- !:-cst styles
consta.ni n tock, at tUe lowest prices and
Jan. 12. 1.
157 and i1G). East Bay,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
at. astonshingly low
SWe rare selling our* F'erilizerat the follow
ing low price's:
Wilcox, G ihbs & Co. Manipulated Guano,
l"ss than 1' 'ons per ton, 3QC.0i. Ten tons
Wi!::. G ( & Co nprhosphate, less
'pw rd ' p r ton. -'*~.N.
tha 1 toI per; t Ou, :. lO. Ten tons
:00--Udive.-d t 11: d or Steatnboat
:t'Charlestan. (ri- , daage.
hoitrat of >oda.
o"" '-cotia LandJPlas
ter, Pernlvian) Guano.
(Groun"d Fish Scrap]
Cotton Seed Meni.
nd Fertilizer supplies generally; All
best quality, at lowest market prices,
Conumnicate with us before buy
1f! mOWe.c & 1IBBS CiE'OG 00,
13.3 Est Day, Charleston, S. C.
2:32 MEETING ST..
Good., Potware. Kxitcheni and Stove -
..HC1lu~ ssn &. C .,
Chi'*arleston iron Works,
a t and Dealers in
Marine Stationary and Portabhle Engines andl Boilers, Saw
Mill 3Ieinerv, Cotton Pr'es, Gins, Railroad, Steam
boat, 1achinists', Engineers' and Mill Sv pies.
iJRparsr 6n-eouted u'il prompt c.s cad Di)spa:It. P' endfor price Uist.
East BayW , Car. Pritehard St.,
Charleston, S. C.
*Jan1.3 h r.
znJf you need any Clothin. Furnishing Goods, or Hats,
sH1 ruor orders fo
FALK & CO.
KINo S-nEnr. OProstrE MASEL,
Charleston, S. C.,
as they have reduced the prices of their entire stock to cost,
on account of chanre of fimn.
OTTO F. WIETERS,
WNOLESALE dealer in Wines, Liqnors and Segars.
No. 181 E.AST BAY, CHARLESTON, S. C.
F. J. P L)zn, lresident. F. S. RODGERS, Treasurer
Atlantic Phosphate Company,
of Charleston, S.C.
MA NUFACTTrnEns 01OF
StaLdft j*Cii. X erti7l -iT Teri and Importers of
Pelzer. Rodgers & Co.,
B!-owNs WranF, - - - CHARLESTON, S. C.
L Mn. i. Lv. of Manning. will be pleased to supply his
friends and the publie generally. with any of the above brands
The Soluble Guano is a highly concentrated Ammoniated Guano-a com
ASHILEY ASH ELEMENT.
A vcry cheap and exctllent Non-Ammoniated Fertilizer for Small Grain
crops, Fruit Trees, Grape Vines, etc.
ASH LEY ADONIATED )DISSOLVED BONE,
ASHULEY SMALL G RAIN SPECIFIC
ASIILEY Corn and Cotton Compound.
A connidete Fertizer for these two crop. and also largely used by the Truckers near
Chajrlston for veetables, etc.
Ashley. Dissolved Bone. Ashley Acid Phosphate.
G enuine Leopoldshall Kainit,
y0- For Terms. Directions, Testimeonials, and for the varions attractive and instrue
e Offieial Analysis prove our Goods to be above their Guar
Soluble i Acid Phos
Guano. V IN Iphate,
Acid Phosphate, Dissolved Bone, Ka in it, and all Fertilizers
suliels, for sale by
FRANcts B. J!A(eKEn. President ard General Agent.
STONID PHOSPIIATE _COMPANY,
Chiarleston, S. C.
HuIGH~ GRADE FERTILIZERS.
Solul~1e Guant2o, (1'ighly anunoniaated), IDissolved Bone,. Acii?
Phosph1ate, Ask Elmn, las, Gemnan Kainit, High Grade
Rice Fe'tilizer, C'iyJon Se i/al.
gr~All orders promptly filled.
WILLIAM R~AVENEL, President.
R. M1. MEANS, Treasurer.
For sale by M. LEVi,
)et20 Marnning, S. C.
VWiim M.Br &Ca
CHA.RLIBTON, S. C
Counter, Platfo-rm and Cotton Scales.
Tenucks, Grocers' Tinware, etc.
Paints and1 Painters' Material of every description. *We are headquartem
or tbese goodAs anad offer inducements to purchasers. Aug18
Walbern & Pieper FoilimB
>rovisions, Liquora. Tobacco, Etc
79 & 1G3 East B3ay, Charleston, S C. ITon,.ieco, CiGA~ns, Pms Ezc~
_.... --f Sole agents for the celebrated
C~g l WSt f e !S, brands of tobacco
6~ore W~Stefens, Lven.E,
Auctiop and Commt.issio'n MereL.ant and - oA n A:R
LIwoR DEA.LE2-. (oLD BAlhTS
.A.'nt f.'r thu t.ayt .nl a j e t o o ET.
Iadteclbae rea t. - - I O O
A. M cCobb Jr, 'E.
Mc~ahn, Btes & Co.
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