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Board of Equalizatiou-I. N.
Thore will bo i barbcuo and
picnic given by tho Bear Crook
Domocratic Club on Saturday,
September 7. The candidates and
the public goneorally aro inviteq.
A Fmi:. VAEniimsox-Vo re
turn our thanks to Mr. Robort Ford
for a mammoth watermelon, received
a fow days amgo. The molon weighed
thirty-four pounds, and was very
swot and savory.
A groat manyronodies are ad
vertised to bring thom boforo tho
public, b.dlt the latter decides
whethor the article is good or bad.
Tho good reputation which Dr.
Dull's Baby Syrup enjoys is a
standing guaranteo of its merits.
Price 25 cents.
A committo represeuting the
Mount Zion Society aro soliciting
sulibscriptions from the friends and
p1atrons of the Mount Zion Gradeat
School, in order to raise one hun
(1red and forty dollars, which Hum,
added to the amount obtained fromi
the Peabody Fund, is necessary to
carry on the school oeXrciscs to
1st December proximo. Unless the
anmount asked for by the c'ommittoo
is raised by the 2d September the
school cannot be opened On that
Bw.ru'PniU N Lw SO.-"Phantom
Footsteps" is the name of the latest
suicessful song and chorus by
Henry C. Work, author of "Grand
fathCr's Clock" and oiher popular
songs. "Phantom Footsteps," is
considered the best song Work has
written, and has won imumonso
popularity. It has a bdautiful
melody and the chorus is
unusually efrective. If you~ want
the prettiest song published in
years send to any music dealer for
"Phanton. Footsteps," or on rcci pt
of 35 cents it will be mailed post
paid to any address, by the publish
ers, S. BimuNnun's SONS, Cincinnati,
[FoitTTux NWS ANID THImALD.
A Caso of Death from its Poisonous
*Effocts--Somnothinig About tho Plant.
'"wit hin (,he infint rindl of this small flower
I'QisonL hat I reitcmc, aii l m (llineii power."~
A few wocoks since a freedman,
comparatively a stranger, eng'agcd
as a day--laborer on a farm in this
vicinity. The other laborcrs on the
p~laco said lhe did not cat anything
the muornimig he commenced work.
ie went to the field, accompanied
by a colored girl, where they hood
corn until 12 o'clock, mn. As they
roturned home, lie gathered a qujan~
tity of the plant commonly knowvn
as water hemlock, supposing it to)
be Indian turnip. The girl Bays he
ate a large picce of its root, and
offered her some, which she refused
to eat. When they arrived at the
house, he was seized with convul
sions and died in a fewv minutes.
It is supposed by reliable persons,
Wfho live at the place, that he must
have died in less than an hour after
he had onton tihe root. ~The coroner
held an inquest over the body, a
post mortem examination was madoa
and tile jury of inquest roturnod a
verdict that deceased came to his
death by eating the roots of the
As seome doubte, however, have
been expressedl about tile poison
ous nature of this plant, I subjoin its
natural hiistormy, wvhich may pro)ve a
wvarning to other parties, white as
welil as colored, tamporing( with it,
either as an edible or' a medlicinoe.
Its common names, differing in di f
forent localities, are water' hemlock,
cow .bne beaver poisonl ,and mush-.
guash. Among botanists it is
known asi thme coniuna maculatum or
Ciceuta maculata, bo0th of its generic
namnos being expressive of its poi-.
sonous qualities. It is found in the
fifth class and second order of the
Limioear Artificial System of botany,
and alinong the Urmbeli~ferae in the
Natural System of .Jussion, being
so called fronm its infloresconce, the
flower stalks growing out like the
rays of an umbIrella. Tfhe water par
in p (sium) bolongs to tihe same natu
ral familuiy, andis believed also-to ho
p~oisonious. Uimbollate plants grow.t
ing on dry ground tare aromatic, as
dill and fennel ; those which grow
in weot places,_ r' the aquatic,
ire viruient })oisons. "The poison
hemlock has a peculiarly unploasant
smell ; its stalk is laigo anl spottel,
from whecef its specific 'niieu."
h ts it contains a peculiar
plrinCilio, termed by them conicime
A popular writor on this subject
mays "the cow-bimo (ciouta) grows
m ponds and marslies. Cows aro
often killed in the spriiig by eating
it, but as the summor advances, the
sinelli becomes strongor, and they
carefully avoid it. Linnous relates
that in a tour mado into Lapland,
for scientific purposos, he was told
of at *diiOts among the cattle of
'forco, which killed a great many
in the spring, when they first began
to food in pastures. The inhabi
tants were unable to ac ount for
ithis circumstance ; but the Swidish
botanist, examining tho pastures,
discovered a marsh whero th6 cicuta
grew in abundance ; he acquainted
the people with the poisonous quali .
ties of the plant, and thus enabled
them to provide against the danger
by fencing in the marsh." "This
plant is supposOd to .be the poison
so fatally administered by the
A thenians to Socrates and Phocion."
Plutarch, in his acconii of the ex
ecution of Phiocion, says "When
they came all to drink, the quantity
proved not suficient, and the execn
tioner- refused to prepare more,
execpt bo had twelve drachums
pail him, whlich was the price of a
full draught.- As this occasioned a
troublesomno delay, P1hocion called
one of his friends and said, "sinco
one cannot dio on free cost at Atlieis,
give the man his money."
Down to a maich later date, in the
time of Slfaksecaro, the plant still
retained its character as a virulent
poison, and besides this was invest
ed by the superstitious with imyste.
rious and magical virtues. Honec,
in the witch scone in Macbeth, the
"weird sistors" danco around a boil
ing cauldror and in enuimerating
"Aae of <Iragoni, toot h0 of wolf,
O- 1e rii illei lt-ea shar,:,
Root of hieilock di1gged( i' the dark," &c.
0. 0. Tnrp.
Fairfield, S. C., July 24, 1878.
BOARD OF EQUALIZATION.
r II-E second moeting of the County
Board of Equalization, for Fairiiold
dounty, will bo held at the Oflico of the
Contey Auditor, commencing on Satur
day, tho 7th September, proximuo.
I. N, WIT HEIIS,
aug 29-td Auditor, F. C,
r1 IHE annual meoeting of Eho .County'
.r. Commissionrs of Fairiold Cofity
will Io held at thir offico in Winnsboro
ol Tius lay, the 3rd day of heptoniter,
prox. -All person.- holding bills, ac
couits or demands against the county,
not heretofore prehented', are requirdd to
deiposit the same with the Cork of the
Board of County Commissioners, on or
before the first day of November, prox
I. N. WITHERS,
aug 27-t.1x3 Clerk B. C. d. F. C.
Mournt 7Zion Gr'aded School.
- The Fall Session of Mouint
- Zion Gra-ded School will beg-in
:o'clock, a. mn. under the rule's
amid regti lations heretofore
governing it. 'Puiis in th6 higher
bran~ches$ will 1)0 charged $2.80 por1
mionth. No newv pupils will be received
uniless4 they can enter one of the grades
alreadly establisihod. _A p)romnpt. attsen
dance is desjired.
RI. MEANS DAVIS,
aug '24 -td Principal.
WATERS' ORCHESTRION Ahlmos OROAW~
isithean Ost benmiut inf
style and perfecta in t o..
110 ever nandei. iIt s
~ t Voice, a, two and a
half Octaves of beils
tunedl in peorfect huar.
- suony wvitha the reeds,
andthlelreff'ect is mng.
aet and electrifyin~g.
BZCNTPNIA. WATER.9 CLARI10.
ERCNTENIALCIM~lES, CII APEL, n'nd
CoTTAtiE OIIHANS, in UIne~q~ FrLeh (!it
uses combine~ P'UITiY of-VOICIN(G with grent
volumo qf tone, siniule for P'arlor or Churcha.
WATERS' PIANOS, ArudMqne,
ARE THlE BEST D;D the Tone,Touchz,
Workmanshitid Durablity Unamepassed.
Wanrrainted frSIX YEARRM.
PIIJCES E X TREMEL10 LOlfor enalh.Mon'.'
ti Installmtents reicee. Insteruinments to
let until paid for ns pier contract. A Liberal
iDls out to '1iache'rs.Ministers,Chu ,rchea,Sehools, etc.
A(AENTS WA NTED. Spclinlicemsents
to tie trade.llustratedl CutneI1gueVn Minied.
Recondwyhandl Instruments at (OREIAT lEARe
JA INS., IIORACEt WATERfS & SONS,
Mlanufinetrers and Donlers,
. 40 EAST 1 4th D'T.,UNION SQUAURE,N.Yp
BARGAINS!I BARGAINS !
beau tiful stock of
will b)0 sold rogardless of cost, tas money
musE beoraisod. -
july 80 .S. S. WOLFE.
FRUIT JARS I FRUIT JARS I
M'e AHON'S colobrateud fruit Jars, with
..L loyds' P'orcelain Lined Covers, for
jnno'25 J.JI'. MoMA$TER &CO,
IN order to dispose of what is left of ',ur
Summer Stock, we havo this day reduced
it to and below cost,
Tuck Skirting, worth $1..0, to ( ets.
" 4 0 ctS. t o 5es. I
" " 1 85 ets. to 5(l ets.
"4 "4 "4 75 ets. to 4:1 ets.
t " " 50 ets. to 33 cts.
Ludies' Ties and Bows, worth 00 ets., to
Leclies' Ties and Bows, worth 75 cts., to
Ladies' Ties and Bows, worth 60 .ets., to
All other goods proportioiately reduced.
We are determined to soll, and persons
wanting goods in onr line will "mako
money" by calling before purchasing
The eelohrnted PEARL Sill T, com
plete.at $ 1.0th We gutaranttee it to b1 the
best shirt in I lie market for an.yI Iing I iko
the ur e, and chaillenge coinaliso'na With
any oth.' shirt at that price or at. 2> pr
McMASTER & BRICE.
Pri nts ! Prints
JUST RECEIVED a lot of new style
Wansutta, Fruit of the Loom, and other
..branda bleached Homespuns.
Drillinga and brown Ilomespuns of all
RIEMEMi~BER THAT WE SELL
J. & P. COATS' best, ci ord $lpool Cot
ton at five cents per spool, Caish.
J.11F. M~cMASTER & CO.
AN elegantlot of Spring Prints, Camn
12..brics, White Pique, Figured Piquesx,
Long Cloth, Cottonados, L adies' and
Gents' Hosiery,' li andkerchief's, 'Tlo wels,
&ce., and are ofl'orod at the low bst ecdsh
pirices. -. J. M. IIEA TY.
Th'le celebrated "Ibay stato" standard
screwed and wire sevd Shoces, aspecialty
atJ. M. IIEATY'S. Try themm, and you
will bo convinced of their dlurability.
I amnofforing for salo "Grant's Yea t
Powvdors." overy box gareanx toed t. Lbgivo
satisfaction, or monov refunded. Pleaso
give it a trial. 'J. M. BJEATY.
Go to J. M. B3EATY'S for the best,
Family Flour, IMeal, G rist, Rico; Hams
(Branded "Challenge,") Lard, JBacon,
Sugar and Coifeo, very low pricos, Tea,
Crnekors, Candy, Soap, Starch, Bluoi ng,
Soda, Con'. JiyO, Mustard, Peachos, T1o
nmatoes, Sardines, Sahnmon, Pepper,
Apice, Ginger, Nutouoga and manly otho~r
thinga necessary for family comfort,
J. M. BEATY'S
S TiEL, Swede Iron, Plowv-moulIds,
'Irace Chains, Hameos, Back Bantis,
Grain Cradles, Scythes, Brade's Hloes,
Rhovels, G.ar'den Jfocnan flhid eso, Nails,
Horse atxd Mule Shioes niad Nails;, Cutlery
B, D3. Rod Cedar Buolot's, 'Galvanized
Hoop O'edar iluokets, Painted Buecta,
WeollI Buckets, IKogs, Measures, Brooms,
&c. Croaker y anidl Tnwvare.
005 ozenCoats' Cotton for a do at
0 (conts per dlo.en, enshi.
july 27 . F 1. EMA Si'im & Cm
sher! Ii, saijtect I o the act i, -n of I he Delm Io
erat io party At Ohe primIIItry (.c-llo .
july 30-xi t f M-AN Vo-ri!ns.
Messrs. litors :-Please announco W.
J. iHEltitON as a candidato for sherifY it
the ensuing olection-su bject to tho
action of tho Democratic party at the
july 23 MANrY Firnis.
F.ORt SH-ERIFf. -
The friends of CAPT. J. D. HOGAN
most. heartily endorso him for the office
of slieril at the ensuing (lection--subject
to the action of the Democrat ic party.
june 17-lxtf MANY Vorns. a
---- ------.- --- - ---
lessrs. WUors :--Please announce MR.
AARON I. POWELL as a candidato for
sheritti at the ilsuing electioi--SUbjOct
to the action of the Democratic party at
tho primary election.
aug Gxtxti MANY VoTEIS. C
The friends of CA PT. HAYNE Y. Mc
,K'EIKTIN respect fully announce him as
a i'andidate for sheriff-subject t, the
action of the Deiocratic patty at, the
primiary eloction. jiunc 18-txtf
FOR SH1E1IFF1 '.
The friends of MR. RICHARD N. Mc
MASTER respecthully presert his nnitiecas
a candidit C for sherif' it. the ensuing clec- i
tion-ubject to thlotion of the DIIo.
cratic piartyIn the primary election.
Mesrs. 1-lfors:--Please a n miiice the
namo of MLI. JOHN ). McCARLFEY for
sherifi', subject to the action of the Deio
cratic prty at, the primary election. Mr.
McCarley is thoroughly qualified for the
office, and will fill it acceptably to all
july I1-tf MANY FIENDs.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
MAssrs. 1fliiers:-Please announce MR.
J. W. ROU1INSON a candidate for a mat
in the next Legislature Mr. R'obinson
is a gentleman of undoubted integrity,
honesty an d intelligence.
aug 20-tf MANY FnIENUs.
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
Messrs. Wiumors;-Pleaso announco MAJ.
JAMES PA'GAN as a candidate for a scat
in the House of Representatives- from
Fairlield county, subject to the action of
he Democratic clubs in the ensting pri
aug 1j-xitf MANY DMv0Rm',
FOR THE LEGISLATURE.
Me'ssrs. .Nitcrs:-Thie friends of MR,
T. 8. BICEs appreciating his services
in the past, respectfiully nominate hint for
a scat in the House of Representatives
from this coutnty--subject to the action
of (lie Deinocratic clnbs in* the primary
election. ___________aug 13-tf
FOR THET LEGISLATURE.
Melssirs. litors:--The friends of COL. Rt.
G. LAMAR, liaving faith in his ability
end inttegrity, hereby announce himt as a
candidate for the House of Representa
tives at thte coming election-suibjet to
the action of the Democracy at their
primaries. aug 3J-xftf
FOR THE LEGISLATURE..
Ata meeting of the Greenbtior Demo
cramtic Club, held Juno 8, 1878, the fol
lowinig resolution wvas aidopited;
Recsolred, TChat we present the claims
of D)1. 'T. R. MlcKINSTRY for a seat in
the Legislature fromt this county, and
recommitend his neetion..
Extrict. froiti(lhe im intes.
8. Ri. R UT LAND,
june 18-tf Secretary.
FOR THlE LEGISLATURE.
At a meeting of the Oakland Democorat
Ic Cib of township nnmtmber fivo, hteld on
the 28tht of April, 1878, the following
resolt ion was adopted:
' lResohced, That this Clutb, recognizing
the -fitniess and ability of Hion. H. A.
(GaiIlatrd its, a reproesntativoe, hereby
nominaute him as a candidlate for re
Extract from the nmintttes:
A. J. LAMAR,
may 10-.txttf Secretary.
I"OR THE LEGISLATURE.
Mecssr's. Editors: --ileaso announee 11. A
GAILLAiRD as a einmdidate for the House
of Ropresenttativos, at the co'mig (cloc
ion. Tihe course of'Mr. Gailhmird in pub.
.lic life has given general satisfaction and
done honor to old1 Fairfld. In reeognj
tion of his services it is but proper that
lie should be sont to the ioUyo att thQ
next, el'ectioit. This nominaion is niade
entirely- without the hituwlodgo of the
mtay 16-tf MANY FRIENDS.
FOR SCHOOL COMMISSIONER.
Thte friends of MR. JNO. VINSO)N pro
sent hint as a candidate for School Com..
missioner at, the enlAiing election. -suh
jeLt to the action of the Democratic clubs
in the jirinmarx ny eltin. aug, 13
TOR SCHOOL dO1UMISS10 iM47
Mexxr.1lltors: Please announco REV.
VILAlil) RICiARDSON'as 'a caudi.
ft : tle position of Scloo! unis,
ioui-r at the cnsuing election.- -This
IutIlemiiani hus, by his official course,
luring the post two years, shown him
elf (o be a fitiihiful, zealous and dfiloient
dicer; and the educational intorosts of tho
,ounty can best be advanced by retain
ng him in htis prescet' positioi.. MR.
UCHARDSON is 'a regulai-ly enrolled
nember of the Wininsboro Doinocratio
i1ub, and will abido tho rcsult of the
july 11-xIf I MANY DIIoCUrAT.
.1O SC OOL COMuiSSIONER.
Pleno annouice 13. H. ROBERTSON
s a candidato for School Commission'i
t the enising 'olectlon-subjeet to the
etion of the Democratic piarty 'ht thQ
julo 4-txtf MANY FUMNDs.
FOR PROBATE JUDGE.
The friends of CAPT. J. R1. 1dYLES
iominato him for Probato Judgo at the
n.aniing lection-subject to the result
f the Democratic primary election.
aug (-t .
FOR JUDGE OF PROBATE.
The friends of MR. OSMOND R.
PI iOMPSON, appreciating his.valuablo
ervices as Probato Judge, and having tho
ighest conldeneo 'in his integrity and
C1uliar fitness for the oflice, beg lenyb
o present Ilim to the votors of Fairflold
ounty for a re-olection-subjcot, of
ourse, to a nomination by the Domorat;.
e party, july 30-tf -
W E have a lot of KID GLOVES at
wenty-five cents per pair.
Wido RIBBONS below New York cost,
o close stock.
EXAMINE THE M.
Wor have tho b~est Shirt coming on over
offered in Winnsboro for $1.00. Wo war
rant thenm to be madea of WVamsutta shirt
ing and breasts of 2100 linen. We will
offer them at
NINETY CENTS EACH.
We are selling Spool Cotton at fivo
cents per spool.
aug 24- - -
81PRING HAS COME,
Newr Style Goods
T USTP ARRIVED, including, all tAo
() novelties of the season, at, to Winna
boro Dry Goods, Fancy Goods and..
MRS. BOAG wishes to return her sin
corc, thanks to her friends and the publio
generally fo'r the past patronago, solioi.
ting a continuance of the same. . She will
endeavor as heretofore and is determinos!
to please I-lie mnost fastidious.
Millinery and Faney Goods Stock is
comple~lte, Frenoh Pattern hats, .trimmed
anid uniitrini m'd, Straw Hats. and 1lonnets,
Sun llats and Sailors, lIibbons, $ilkp
Laces, Flowers, Feathers, Illusions, Nee
Ties, Rtufiling, Linen and Lago Sotta,
Handlkehiefms, Corsets, Gloves, Buttons,
&c., &c. . . ,
Second lot of Spring Callooos, also a nica
lot of Dress Goods, Mohairs, Algaeas,
Japanese SilkIs, WVash I'oplzans,
and other nice Materials and
Trimmzin gs. Call and
see, Ladi os, for your-,
A large lot of .Men's, Ladles' and
Dhhldren's Shoes, Gents' cuna Boys' F~r
1ind Straw H ate, fino and course.
A choice lot of Family Groceries, Can.
lies, Cakes, 31aokerel, Toba~too. Ciga,
Kerosene Oil, Hard ware,.. W1osewro,
i'inware, Crockery, &..
A quantity of Lumber for sale low fof
march 80 . 0. n94on