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VINN.SBORO, 'S. C.
Tuesday, May 'I, : : '1877,
R. MEANS DAVIS, Editor,
JNO. S. REYNOLDS, Associato Editor.
A Washington telegram says: "It
is proposed to organize a regiment
of Indians. with Spotted Tail as
colonel, to be paid and miiformed
as regular soldiers." We trust that
this will be done. The hostile In
dians will no doubt be very soon
subdued by the fine military genius
of Col. S. Tail, U. S. A.
The Governor's Message.
Governor Hampton's first message
isa strong document. It is~written in
.hat plain, clear and forcible style
which was so marked a feature of
all his speeches during the campaign
and after his election. The recom
mendations he makes, are both wise
The financial condition of the
iState is presented as clearly as is
,possible in view of the fact that
'the State records have boon in the
possession of the Radical usurpers
in Columbia. The governor advo
catos the payment of every honest
obligation of the State, and the
prompt repudiation of all fraudulent
ones. In .this view the entire people
of the State will concur. And where
there is any doubt, the public
treasury should have the benefit of
The proposition to fund the
arrears of interest on the public
debt is a good one, and we trust the
Legislature will speedily put it in
force. We must be just to our
selves before we aro generous to
-other people, and the holders of
.5tate bonds should takotheir chance
with others to whom the State is in
debted. The plan proposed by
.Governor Hampton,if fully carried
,out, will leave the public debt dis
posed of up to the first of January,
In urging a general reduction of
expenditures the governor but
:onunciatoe a loading principle in the
Democratic platform. Every ex.
,penso not actually unavoidable
,should be stopped. Salaries should
be reduced to the lowest figure
commensurate with the duties rc
quired of officials.
The suggestion that a portion of
the next tax be called for in June,
rthe rest to be collected in the fall, is
:an evidence that the governor un
,derstands the condition of the tax"
payers and desitos to do what lhe
can to make their 'burdens as light
as possible. Wo 'believe that it
would bo a simple imp)ossibility to
collect -.an .entire :tax, however
moderate, tbeforo niort ,fall, and thme
Legislature will do weoll to-matke the
*June installment as, small as p)ossible
*-say one--fourth or one-third of the
The arnat'tor of the bills of the
.llank of the State is well worth
looking into and some means
should be adopted to ascertain,
once for all, which of these bills are
obligations inding upon the State.
The goveimnor's views na to thme
penal and charitable institutions are
in full accord with .those of the
people generally. The poniton
stiary to some extent -particularly
~should be madoe at least self
esippOxting, and the appropria.
.tions for the asylum should be
.greatly redued. The plan~ ofelectM
ing the regents of :The lunatic asy~
hlm from among residelnts of Rich.
land county was adopted hofore and
since the ,wvar under the Democratic
~admninistrations, and was fon d to
work aduiirably. By the Radicals
the asylum, like overything else, was
lugged into politics, and creatures
of the most offensive type were put
in charge. This should stop. Gover
~nor Hampton's plan ahould ho
adopted as soon as possible.
Th'le State University, we allknow,
hase heoen a farce and a fraud over
since the 01(d faeulty wvas turned out
and the present crew of ponniless
pe ? ;ognes, native renasfos arda
carpet- bag preachers put in. The
present faculty, beginning with
the delectable and reverend Oum
mnings, and ending with thie sleek
faed Rahhit (except perhaps vs..
fossor I oberts) should be summari
ly kicked out of the campus A
resolution should be adopted do
claring all the chairs vacant. A new
board of trustees should bo elected,
and this board should proceed at
once to the thorough reorganization
of the the institution in accordance
with the suggestions of the governor.
Of the free schools, Governor
Hampton says only the bare truth
when ho declares -that "tihe proso t
system, as it has boon administered,
is a more mockery." Stops should
be taken to put in practice all the
provisions of the most excellent
school law of the State.
Altogether,"the mossago is a fine
document, and an oarnest of a most
efficient administration of the laws
on the part of our executive.
FRIDAY, April 27, 1877,
The Senato met at the appointed
hour, Lieutenant.Governor Simpson
Mr. Cochran, from the committee
on retrenchment and relief, reported
favorably on a number of bills, which
wero laid over for a second reading.
Mr. Evans, from the committee
on agriculture, made a similar report
on several bills, which wore similarly
A number of bills were introduced,
read by their titles, and properly
HoUsE OF REPRESEFTATIVES.
The House met at the usual hour,
Spoakor Wallace tn the chair.
..The Speaker laid before the Iouso
the resignations of Daniel Bird an d
John Gibson as members of the
House of Representatives from
Fairfield county. The resignations
A number of bills were introduced,
road by their titles, and referred to
The petition of the county con
missionors of Aiken, for leave to
levy a special tax, was referred to
the committee on ways and means.
The committee on privileges and
elections, to whom was referred the
matter of contest and protest of Jno.
J. Hemphill vs. John Lee, of Ches,
ter county, recommuended the adop
tion of the following resolutions :
.Resolvel, 1. That John Lee is
not entitled to a seat in the House
of Representatives from Chester
county, by reason of holding a lis
qualifying ollice at the timo of his
election and afterwards.
2. That J. J. Hemphill, who re
ceived the third highest number of
votes for representative of Chestoer
county, is entitled to a semi: in the
House of Representativ'es.
Mr. Minort moved to .amend by
striking .out the second resolution
and inserting the following:
Resolved, That Mr. Hlemmphill was
not elected, and should not be s worn
in as a member of the House.
On motion of Mr. Sheppard, this.
resolution was ordered to be laid on
the table, and the recommendation
of the coimm itteo adopted.
Mr. icmuphill appLearedl at thme bar
of the H-ouse, was sworn, and took
SA TUnDAr, April 28, 1&77.
T ho.Senate moct at the usual hour,:
Lieutonant-Gov~ornor Simpson in,
A number of bills and joint reso.
lutions were introduced1, read by
their titles, and propordy referred.
On motion of Senator Crittonden,
the attorney general was authorized
to call to his aid so many of the
-circuit solicitors as may 'be needed
for the despatch of Legiolative baUsi'
HOUSE OF REPREBENTATIvEs.
A resolution to go into an election.
of trustees of the State University
on Monday, A pril 30, and a resolu
tion to go into an election of chief
justice on TLuesda~y, May 1, wore
b id up)on the talo.
Minort (Rep.) introducedl the
following resolution, which was
agreed to by a vote of 7G yeas to 13
Resolved, That a committee of
five beoappointed by the Speaker to
inqmre into and make full examyina -
tion of all matters portaining to the
proper discharge of the official con
duct of Hon. J. J. Wright, Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of .the
State of South Cairolina, and for
said purpose are aithorized and
empowered to send for persons and
papers ; and said committee are
authorized to report .by resolution
A number of bills woreodntroduoced,
read by their titles And properly
A bill to amend a80 of an act for
the assessment and'taxatiOn of prop.
erty, and a bill to reqimre persons
elected as intendant and wardens of
towns and villages to qualify within
ten days after election, were re.
Mrs. J. L. Ollis, formerly Miss
Rafliold, who was raised in the
vicinity of Yorkvillo, but who is now
living near Wood Lawn, Gaston
county, N. C., recontly gave birth to
triplets, all of whom are alive and
doing well. As her husband is a
disabled Conforlrato soldier, she
solicits aid from the charitable.
The Orangeburg Agricultural and
Mechanical Association hold their
annual Floral Fair on the 17th of
Attention I! Fairfield Fire Engine
Y OU are hereby ordered to assemble
at your Engine house in sutumer
uniform on Wednesday afternoon, the
2nd of May, instant, at 4 o'clock, for anni
T. B. ROBERTSON,
may 1-t t Secretary.
DR. JOSEPH QUATTLEBAUM
Vill be in Winnsboro at Mrs.
1 1. McMastor's, from the 8th
-rL to the 12th of May, 1577, pre
p tred operate in the various depart
ments of tho Dental profession, in the
most approved manner. lie also attends
calls from the sn rrounding country
addressed to him at JDoko, S. C.
'have just finished painting, papering
Sanid thoroughly renovating my Hotel
from 'top to bottom, and now have it in
first class order and am prepared to en
tcrtain my guests with much more con
viece and comfert 'than heretofore.
Office on first floor and opening on main
street, with dinning room and sample
room adjoining. Every efflirt will be
iadie to make y guests comfortable.
i.. I Intel lot ated next door to F.
Elder's large grocery and dry good stores,
and in the contral and business portion of
town. Charges -to suit the times.
A. A. MORRIS,
W INDOW Shades, Picture Frames,
Children's Carriages, Lumber and
Use economy by buying the best, and
buy where you can get the cheapest.
april 20 R. W. PHILLIPS.
oNE -gross of the genuine Brown
Twenty--frve dozen assorted Soapsa,aL the
Drug Store of
apiril 24 DR. W. E. AIKEN.
THE J3ALL STILL ROLLS ON
MoCreery & Brother
COLUMBIA, S. (I.
low figures, convinces us that the p~ublic
aIpreeinte -our efforts to su pply thema with
the newes~t anid most stylis hgoods.
Buying as we do from the first hands
an d for casu, enables us to offer
We are now reciving a newv and elegant
sPRING AND 'SUMMER
which will be sold at the same low ruling
popular prices. We expect to (10 a ravE
PtUsHING IiUnsa, and bargains wil}be
"A word to the wise is sunflelent."
/itf Samples sent on application and
expressage paid on .bills over *10.
McCREERY & J1ROTHTER,
Grand 'Central Dry Goo ds Establishment.
T. A. McoORER. B. B. MeOREERY.
B3. A. RtAwils. Wia. HOJIKAN.
A full stock of Plain and Fancy Gro
cories, w.hich will be sold at lo%. ast prioo
for the Cash.
A 'fino stock of liquors, such as
WINES in groat variety,
The patronago of Ure public a
feb 1 0
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF FAflMW!ELD.
San. 13. Clowney, as Clerk of the Court
vs. Mary E. Myers.
IN pursuance of an order of the Court
of Common Pleas, made in the above
stated action,I will oiler for sale before the
court'houso tsr in I% inisboro on the
first Monday in Mr.y, 1877, within the
legal hours of sale, to the highest bidder,
the following described property, to wit:
All that plantation or tract of laud con
tauing EH(IUT HU'NDRED AND sEVENTY AeREs
as presented on a plat of resurvey thereof
male by . H. Robertson, D. S., on the
5th of t ctobor, A. 1). 1819, of the lands
belonging to the estate of N. A Poay,
deceased, known as the "Sandy lhll
TmoIes of 1S.E.
One-half of the purchaso-money to be
paid ii cash; for the balance a credit of
one year, with interest from the day of
sale. Purchaser to give hils bond with a
mortgage of the .premise-s, and -to pay for
all necessary papers.
Sheriff's tOtlic, S. W. iUFF,
Wininsboro, S. C.., S. F. C.
April 11', 1877.
E. J. Mc Carley
~, EGS to call attentioni to his new
Stock of )loots and Shoes, all sizes
and styles, at unprecedeitedly low prices.
An entiroly new Stock of Groceries
Sugar of all grades, Coffee, Jice, Ilomniny
Meal, Soap, Starch, Soda,1'ulpper, Tea, etc.
Fine Seed Irish J.potatoes.
Choicest Brands of Flour.
Best Corn and lIye Whiskey in 'town.
obacco and( Cigars, ,Molasses, Lard,
aeon, llams, &c Lowest market prices
mar 3 R. J. McGARL~EY.
WINNSBORO, S. C.
U. Gi. I)ESPORT ES'
OFiiCE COUNTY OMIsIONERM,
WINasnouo, March 12th, 1877.
UF 3HE Readt District Overseers of Fair
-1 field county are hereby notified and
required to order out all persons liable to
road duty in their respective jurisdictions
to work the public highways three full
days between the date of thia notice and
the 1st of May next. The are -further.ro
geired to see that all higliways are clear
ed out to tho.law ful width. an d that ;.all
roots,estumps, .logs.andurooksare .remov-.
ed'from -the public -roads. -hh are
furtheor required to return .all dofauters
to this oficeo to be dealt w~ith according
to law. Road District Owersoors disre
garding this notice wid Hlke*lae be dealt
with according -to Jaw.
. J. Rt. HA RvEY,
mar 14--7wir County Co,- ssoer'
L.iaw Oar c.s
THOS. R. ROBERTSON,
Attornoy at Law
AND TRIAL JUSTICE.
p1 All business entruatod to him in
oither capacity will rocoivo prompt atton
Office on Washington streot, one door
cast of Winnsboro Hotel.
H. A O.AILLAImD. JNO. S. RV.YNOn.D5.
GAILLARD & REYNOLDS,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
NO. 23 ,A Wj RANGE.
A. M. MACKEY,
Attorney and Counsellor .at Law,
No. 1, )VAW R A N A,
Winnsboro, S. C.
Se Special atteltio~n paid to the speedy
collection of claims. Will practice in all
of the courts of this Stato and the United
TO OUR CUSTOMERS
W HO ure indob'ted to 'us for TROVIS.
IONS or PIIOSPHATES, we would respec
fully call attention, that your -ills are due
on or before the flrsit of .Norenor. 'We
are depending <m you for paYment AT
ONCE, to enable .us to moot .obHgatione
made to assist you, and which are .due .at
to order for us, as wdfl as you, to main
tain our credit, it is -necessary to.meot .oar
Beaty, Bro.d Son.
To-day itheOtcampaigti's fairly closed,
The lueky man is lie
Who talres his seat on the 4th of Maroh
-Our -President he'll be
And now the next best thing
Just suited to our mind,
Is where to got the cheapest gods
Theobestof goods to find.
My'friends and I went out one day,
Some Nvew SPulung GIoOds to buy;
And 'we resolved,-before we wont,
The difforent stores to try.
We wandered Wirmsboro all around
Until our feet wore sore,
And found the very place, atlast,
T'was SQL WOLFEl'S Now Cash Store.
Of Hiats, Clothing and Boots and Shoe
The latest to our view
The very best styles of Dress Goods,
And Prints so oheap and nlew.
So then, my good friends, one and alAj,
Now is your time to try
,What Dargains you can get of me
Or, you need not buy of SOL,