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RAILROAD SCHEDULES.-Tho follow
ing are the hours at which the trains
on the C. C. and A. R. R. pass
For Charlotte, 1.10, A. Mr.
For Augusta, 2.33, A. M.
For Augusta, 10.25, A. M.
For Charlotte, 11.33, A. M.
Law Card-A. M. Mackey.
Just Received-F. W. Habenicht.
Winnsboro Chapter-W. N. Chand
To the School Trustees of Fair
Notice to Taxpayers-James Q.
Davis, Special Agent.
Fresh Arrivals-J. F. McMaster
Report of the Winnsboro National
Bank-S. B. Clowney, Cashier.
The grand jury of Fairfield,
composed of twelve white and six
colored citizens, "recommend unani.
imously that the citizens of Fairfield
county shall promptly pay the
On Monday, about noon, the resi
denco of Mr. Patrick Hastings seven
miles from Winnsboro caught on
fire and was entirely consumed.
Mrs. Hastings was in the front
yard, and hearing a roaring went
to the roar of tho house, when she
discovered the flames breaking
through the roof. Only about one
fourth of the furniture was saved.
This is a serious loss.
On Monday night Mack Mc
Daniel a colored local preacher
was met about seven miles from
Winnsboro on the Wateree road by
Henry Wallace, also colored. An
altercation ensuied, and the parties
grappled. Wallace beat McDaniel
with a club and then knocked him
into a deep ditch, inflicting injuries
from which McDaniel died Tuesday
morning. A warrant for the arrest
of Wallace was issued by Justice
Robertson, and Justice Harvey left
Winnsboro on Tuesday to hold an
inquest. Full particulars have not
been received. It is not known
whether Wallace was the aggressor
or whether he acted in eclf-defence.
COLLECTION OF TAXEs.-Special
Agent, Jas. Q. Davis opened his
book on Saturday last for the col
lection of the ten per~ cent. con tribun
tion called for by the Constitutional
House. His oflice~ is in the room in
roar of M'. A, P. Miller's store near
the post-office. Among the first to
pay was M~atilda Rosboro ugh, a
worthy and well known colored
woman, who came to contribute her
mite to the lawful government of
the State. A number of colored
mn also' paid on Saturday. Sena
- tor~ T1. J. Robertson, through his
agent, also paid his quota. The
aimount collected up to four o'clock
on Wednesday was $671.08. It will
be0 seen by reference to an adver
tisement published el sewhere, that
Mr. Davis wvill visit different points
in the county~, thus saving taxpayers
the trouble of coming to Winnsboro.
Transfers of Real Estate.
Since our last report the follow
ing transfers of real estate have
been recorded in the office of the
county auditor :
Thos. Richardson to D. R. Flen
niken, 317 acres in towvnship no. 13;
consideration not stated.
WV. B. Creight to Eliza Yongue,
one-half acre in the town of Winns
boroe; consideration, $75,
William Gladney to Trustees of
Nazareth Presbyterian Church, 1j
aeres in township no. a2; considera
T. H. Clarke to Champion Bogd,
50 acres in township no. 6 ; con..
L. WV. Duvall, sheriff, to Henry
Golding, Daniel Golding and Simon
McIntosh. one lot in the town of
Winnsboro; consideration, $31.
E. L. Luimpkin to Patience [P.
M. A. Bong, M. J. Bolick and ' J.
M. Lemon to J. R. Arledge. 144 acres
in township no. 9; consideration,
Eliza E. Moore, S. M. A. Rutland
and others to A. F. Ruff and T. E.
Cloud, 100 acres in township no. 6;
R. L. Dannenberg to Charles Al
Abell, 29 acres in township no. 9 ;
Patience P. Lumpkin to E. L.
Lumpkin and R. P. Luinpkin,
trusteos, 280 acres in township no.
3; consideration, $1000.
S. A. Means, trustee, to A. F.
Ruff and T. E. Cloud, 106 acres in
township no. 8 ; consideration,
A. M. Newbill, assignee, to An
derson Mayo, 82 acres in township
no. 1; consideration, $850.
T. W. Erwin to M. M. Ford, one
half acre in township no. 12; con.
S. A. Means, trustee, to J. A.
Grigsby, 185 acres in township no.
7; consideration, $370.
S. W. Ruff, sheriff, to Henry
Clarke, 910 acres in township no.
11 ; consideration, $800.
Benjamin S. Jennings to Jackson
Johnson, Win. D. Smith and Joseph
Smith, in trust, one acre in township
no. 4; consideration, $10.
Jno. W. Purcell to Abram
Man roe, three-fourths of an acre in
the town of Winnsboro ; considera
H. L. Elliott to Nathan Blake, 7
acres in township no. 4; considera.
S. W. Ruff, sheriff, to R. J. Mc
Carley, 180 acres in township no. 2;
Jesse M. Rabb to Nancy K. Rabb,
410 acres in townships nos. 9 & 13
Horace Rabb to Nancy K. Rabb,
410 acres in townships nos. 9 & 13
S. W. Ruff, sheriff, to Henry
Clark, 830 acres in township no. 8 ;
A. B. Jennings to N. E. Jennings,
16j acres in township no. 13 ; con
C. E. Bookhart to S. J. Stanley,
one lot in Doko ; consideration,
S. W. Ruff, sheriff, to J. R. Abell,
330 acres in township no. 6 ; con.
S. W. Rft; sheriff, to Jno. W.
Lyles, 170 acres in township no. 12;
Samli. Cathcart to D. R. Gladney
and Ephraimn Murphy, one lot in
the town of Winnsboro ; considera
D. R. Gladney to Jno. J. Neil,
part interest in ono lot in the town of
Wiiinnsboro ; consideration, $750.
Mary L. Egleston to W. H. Flen
nikon, 82 acres in township no. 4;
E., P. Mobley to Benjamin Jen
nings, 325 acres in township no. 4 ;
S. B. Clowney to Hayne Mc
Meekin, one acre in township no. 13;
J. A Simonton to B. G.'Simonton,
800 acres in township no. 2; cons
B. P. Lumpkin to P. P. Lumpkin,
006 acres in towvnship no 3 ; consid
Thos. 13. Madden to John Moore,
154 acres in township no.-; con
James Boaty to James M. Hig
gins, 237 acres in township no.- ;
Saml. B. Clowney to John Rob
ertson, 550 acres in township no.-;
M. L. Porcher to Priscilla Ketchin,
lot and buildings in- Winnsboro;
S. WV. Buff, sheriff, to W. H. Rob
inson, 200 acres in township no. 12;
WV. H. Robinson to Corn~elia S.
Smith, same tract as above ; con
Amnanda Robertson to Jas H.
Rion, trustee, 318 acres in township
no. 7 ; consideration, $1195.45.
Elizabeth IK. Andorsont to Oliver
Sloan, one acre in tiganship no.-;
Ellen B. ~rick and Jno. T,.Gar
rick to ~hington N. Mason, 125
acre~ township no.-; considera..
acres in township no. 5 ; considera
James M. Beard to Sainl. B.
Clowney, 150 acres in township
no. 10 ; consideration, $250.
J. Henry Brice to T. G. Douglass,
140 acres in township no. 2 ; consid
J. Henry 'Brice to W. S. Brice,
336 acres in, township no. 2; consid
Jesse Ford to Reuben D. Ford,
494 acres in township no. 2 ; consid
The Circuit Court.
The following is a synopsis of the
business disposed of at the recent
term of the circuit court, in addition
to that mentioned in the last issue
of THE NEWS AND HERALD :
State vs. June Terrill and Samuel
Terrill, indicted for grand larceny
Gaillard & Reynolds for defendant.
Samuel Terrill. Verdict-as to
SamuelTerrill, Not guilty ; as to
June Terrill,. Guilty, with a
recommendation to the mercy of the
State vs. Thomas- A. McGill, in
dicted for assault with a deadly
weapon-nollc prosequi entered by
the Solicitor. at the request of the
State vs. Emanuel Edrington,
William Stone, Jefferson Stone,
Samuel Stone, Bart Sims, Samuel
Mabry, Henry Davis, Bolton Tobias.
Ivy Suber, indicted for burglary
and grand larceny-A. M. Mackey
for defendants. Verdict-Not guilty.
The defendants in this case were
charged with htering aind robbing
the store of Mi. Wm. McC. Blair,
at Strother, in this county. The
case had attracted considerable at
tention, and its trial was attended
by an unusually large number of
State vs. John H. Cathcart, in
dicted for disturbing a meeting con
vened for religious worship-Sami
W. Melton for defendant. Verdict
State vs. Seldon M. Smart, John
W. Smart and Albert Smart, in
dicted for conspiracy to murder,
and assault with intent to kill
Gaillard & Reynolds for defendants,
R. Means Davis and Henry N. Obear
of counsel. Verdict - Not guilty.
This case was brought by Warren
1. Marshall, and the circumstances
attending it have already been
alluded to in TiE NEWs AND HERALD.
There was a personal difficulty be
tween Mr. S.. M. Smart and Mr.
Marshall, and the sons of the for
mler, intending to resent the injury
done to their father, went to Mar
shall for satisfaction. On his refusal
to accord any they wont to a grove
near Ridgeway for the purpose of
meeting him. Ho tuoted off in one
direction, du 'the two boys in
another. In thus going one of the
latter shot 'his pistol in the air.
The verdict of the jury shows the
real merits of the case. His Honor
the presiding judge made the fol
lowing entry on the docket, with
referene to this- case :"The
charge in this case was not in any
degree sustained by the proofs.
The evidence conveys the impres
sion that the prosecuting witness
was thej unhappy victim of a mere
State vp. Sampson Harris, in
dicted for .resisting an officer in the
discharge of duty--James G. Mc
Cants for defendant. Verdict Not
guilty. The defendant in this case
had resisted Mr. J. W. McCreight,
who wvas sent by the sheriff to levy
upon certain agricultural produce in
the possession of the accused. The
authority of Mr. McCreight con
sisted in the endorsement upon
the warrant the following words :
"I hereby constitute and appoint
J. W. MeCreight my special deputy
to execute the within warrant. S.
W. Ruff, S. F. C," The defence
made the point that; McCreight was
not a legal deputy, and-'the ' court,
sustaining the position,' instructed
the jtiij to* acquit the'defendant.
The point thus established is that
deputies must be appointed by the
sheriff and be 5tpproved1 by the
court, first taki g taking the proper
State vs. RoI~tfHarris, Indicted
for burglary aud larceny-H. A.
Gaillard .apd ~.M. Mackey fore
def nd a6 d et Gult
At iLe close of tho trials, his
Honor passed the following sen 1
tences upon the prisoners convicted
during the term :
Wyatt Goings, grand larceny
nine months at he.rd labor in the
Glenn Davis, grand larcry
nine months at hard labor in the
David Gordon, assaultand battery
with a deadly w eapon-$25 fine and
costs, or three months in the county
June Terrill, grand larceny
three months at hard labor in the
Berry Davis and Frank Stark,
grand larceny-nine months each at
hardlabor in the penitentiary.
Robert Harris, burglary and
larceny-one year at hard labor in
The court adjourned at 12 o'clock,
p. m., on Saturday.
The following is the presentment
of the grand jury for the term of
court just ended :
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,'
County of Fairfield,
To his Honor 7. J. -Mackey, Pre
The grand jury make the follow
ing presentment :
We have visited the jail and find
it in good condition, well kept and
secure, the prisoners well treated
and provided with suitable bedding
and food. We found twenty-six
pr isoners in jail, all colored.
We find there are thirty-one in
mates of the Poor House, twenty
six white and five colored; that they
are well fed, well clothed and well
treated. The kitchen of the Poor
House is out of repairs, but the
County Commissioners propose
repairing it as soon as the taxes are
We have examined the offices of
the Clerk of the Court, the Sheriff,
the Judge of Probate, County Con
missioners and School Commis
sioner, and find that their books are 1
neatly and orderly kept.
We have examined the books of
the County Treasurer, and find that 1
at the end of the fiscal year 1875
there was left over from last year s
fund five hundred and forty-seven
dollars and 18 cents, ($547.18.) The
county at present is out of debt,
and there is a balance of one hun
dred ($100) dollars to the county's
credit over and above all audited
The term of office of Samuel B.
Clowney, Clerk of the Court, expired
on the 15th December, 1876 ; that
of Henry Jacob, one of the County
Commissioners, expired on the 12th
Dec ember, 1876 ; that of J. R. Har
vey, County Commissioner, expired
on the 7th December, 1876 ; that of
Carter Beaty, County Commissioner
expired on the 28rd December, 1876
that of Silas WV Ruff, sheriff, expires
on the 6th October, 1879. The
term of office of T. R, Robertson,
Trial Justice, expires on 1st Fob
rurary, 1877 ; that of James Aiken
on the 6th February, 1877 ; and
that of James B. Harvey on the
6th November, 1878. We therefore,
recommend that Trial Justices be
appointed by his Excellency Gover'
nor Wade Ha.mpton to fill the
vacancies that wHi shortly occur.
We find that John M. Martin, 1. B.
Smith and C. W. Oummnings have
received commissions from ex~
Governor Daniel H. Chambherlain.
None of these have, however, en,~
deavored to exercise the duties of
their offices. We find that the
School Commissioner and the Judge
of Probate are the only officers
elected at the last general election
that have qualified within the time
prescribed by law. The bonds of
these two offcers are in our opinion
good and sufficient, and are on fie
in the County Commissioners' office
and recorded in the Clerk's office.
We find that the county is without
a Coroner, and therefore recommend
that one of the Trial Julstices be
designated' by his Excellency Gover
nor Wade Hampton to act as'
Coroner until the Legislature shall
order an election to fill the vacancy.
We find the cost of each inmate of
the Poor House to the county for the
fiscal year ending 81st October,
1876, was twenty cents per diem.
The crossings on the C. C. & A:'
Railroad have been reported tous as
being in a bad way; and we condemn
the practice of the Railroad in
leaving their dumnp2 care at the
crossings of the Railroad.
The roads and bridges were in
extra good condition up to the
recent rains, except a dangerous
hole about ten feet wide and ten feet
deep immediatel7y on the wvest side
of Bell's Bridge mn the public road.
We would respectfully . recoin
mend that the jury certificates and
witness certificates be received for
. We recommend unabimsously that
promptly pay the Hampton oen
The grand jury, having carefully
ixamined many witnesses from both
)olitical parties and of both races,
rail to discover any truth in the
allegation set forth . in various
papers and otherwise, to wit-: "That
t reign of terror existed in and about
Ridgeway or within the limits of
Fairfield county at any time pre
vious to, during, or subsequent to ~
Lhe late election." . Notwitbstand '
ing the heated canvass and gene i'
suspicion of both parties, thiu'
leaders wore diligent in their efforts.
to preserve the peace and order of
our Commonwealth, and, to their
credit be it said, their efforts were
crowned with a happy success. The
witnesses examined unanimously
concur in the opinion that our ele
Lion was a fair one. We have .failed
Lo hear of any instance of violence
to voters from either side.
Touching the matter of the con.
spiracy charged by Warren R. Mar
shall, the grand jury have examined
many witnesses and thoroughly on.
sidered the subject, and find that
Warren R. Marshall as a Trial Jus
Lice had a case before him, in which:
Seldon M. Smart was a party ; that
out of this case a quarrel arose,
followed by a personal reencountre:
in which Mr. Smart was worsted;
that pending the difficulty. Nicholas
P. Myers' agency was merely that of
i peace maker ; that the quarrel was
naturally espoused by the two young.
sons of Mr. Smart, who, however,
inflicted no injury upon Mr. Mar
shall. The grand jury have with
great reluctance come to the con
clusion that Mr. Marshall, at- that
Lime a candidate for nomination for
Dffice, endeavored to make political
capital out of this merely personal
:lifficulty; that his alarm was feigiied,
that he was well assured of protec.
Lion by those able and willing to
defend him ; that he endeavored to
make it appear that he wasin danger
n account of his political opinions,
md thereby to procure his nomina
Lion ; that the testimony showing
that Mr. Marshall is intelligent and
not known evar to have been insane,
forces the foregoing conclusion upon
the minds of the jurors ; that the
physician who attended Mrs, Mar.
shall in her last illness testified that
ier death was not caused by alarm
for the safety of her husband, but
rom the effects of typhoid pneuro.
S, R. JOHNSTON,
Winnsboro Chapter N 2,
Rt.-, A.-. X.
A regular convocation of this
Chapter will be held on Monday,
[February 5th, at 7 o'clock, p. m.
Companions will please come preparo4
mo pay dues.
WM. X, CHANDLER,
jan 31 Secretary.,
A LL p ersons are hereby notified not
to nah, hunt, enter,upon out 'timbeew
ar in any way trespass on the lahds of
the undrlcrignied, 9n painl Qf pros~eouti.
I also requeist all parties indebted'to
myself or to Richard Jones, to make 1m.,
mediate settlement. .All parties bol dinig
slaimns against either will present them
for paynrent. ..
jan 31 -M JAMES JOBE.
T will visit the following-named places,
Lat the times specified, to receive the
FHampton Contribution:** *
Winnsboro, until February,6,
Pensterville, " 7.
Jonkinsvillo, " 9,
Horeb, " 10,
Durham's (Boulware's Store,) " 12.
Gladden's Grove, . 1,3,
Woodward's ' " 4.
White Oak, u' -Ig
Doko, -" 16,
Ridgeway, 6a 17-19.
Winnsboro, till February, 25.
JAMES Q. DAVIS,
jan 3l-x2f2 Special Agept;
akofthe Celebrated PILSENER
AEE Cakobottled at the Raiser Brewery
it Bremen. For sale at $2.75 per dozen.
A cask of fine Pale Sherry Wine, tor
~able use, at $3.00 perjgallon,
F. W. Ilabenlcht, Proprietor.
I'o the School Trustees of t ir-.
'PHERE are no ff~4at prebent avaia.
I.ble for School purpe in F- el
)ounty. Nor can it be as6 rl.
here will be. As the defteeidIbh
mayo yearly accrued in unpaId atJ
mayo materially affected the e lfr.1 )
,ducatlorial system, we * 1avc
biter mature deliberation M
idd to this embarrassment; It)
itcomes our duty reluctantl -
rou to close e ll publiceso
mave been openmed, util mI
urther; notice from us. We'"ne,
1* estabiliabpmergt paoi
racticAble. So o, 4
oceived for the 'e.f$
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