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Tltl- WEEK1. Y 14DITION91 WINNS-BORO. S, (C., SAT UIMJAY, OCTOBER2618. O.2.N14
OUR COUNTY AFFAIRS.
?E MENT olMENT THD T 1 A ND
JURY AT TILE OCToDEIc T.,Cr.
The Public Offcors- -A Very SaLtifgo -
tory Sho,vi1--some Good sugg-1
Tho follo.vin g ia til jpont:ueat
of the grand jury at the October
term of the Circuit Court for 1Fair,
To the llonorable3 A. P. 4Uio,
Pei11ding J*W( lfl7 T ,' 'ih V. -i I jry
for the county aforo';tid hOrLowith
present to yotur Itonor, that pursu
ait to your in)1tiuctionls wo havo
ox unined the vri otis county oiens,
Although1 the limited tiino allowacl
for our investigation-s diI n>t admit
of a minuto oxatnination.
Witi roforenceo to the Sheriff's
0M,N) AYe follnd( itsi aIT tirfi wid b4si-,
18s mfnagement satisfactory, pro
senting great improvoment since our
last ex.amin-iation. Wo, howover, fool
con.trained to cqu-re the Slioriff
o: inexmmbhe nog;leot of ditjy in
failing to Sorvo the "rille to show
causo," taken out at the last term of
thia Com-t, ipm S. B. Clovnoy,
'Equire, latu Clorlk of tlhQ Qircqit
Court for this county.
The o,h3s of t'o Clerk of Court,
Probate Ju lgo andl Cunty Auditor
exhibitod abind Lint evidence of faith,
ful disch irge of duty oi t4e pairt
of their inciuinbontf,
The County Treasurer being ab
sent from his olice, collecting taxes,
no opportunity was afforded us of
oxanining his office.
The School Comiissioler was
also absent, and we theveforo mde
no ex:a)lillLtion of his offico.
We exatninad the books of 4ll the
Trial Justices, except t4at of ,Uri.
Justico Scott, Vhicli was not turned
over to us. Those examind by us
were foul:1 properly kept, and fines
collecto 1 accountel for,
The ad ninistration of eounty
affairs by the BjarJl of County Con"
missioners was found satisfactory,
As evidenced by the books 41)d
yecords in their office.
The Coroner, G. S. Hin)ant, E,sq-,
explained to the satisfaction of the
grand jury the matters complainedI
of in our presentinont at thq lai3t
term of this Court.
With reference to the public
buildings of the county, we fou4d
the jail in good condition, the pris
onors well cared for, properly fed,
and supplied with 4 sufficiency of
We recommend that the jury
rooms be supplied with more seats,
.ald1 mode otelrwise more eorforta
blo. We also recoumend that the
wash-outs in the court-house yard
be filled up, and the yard ovplqd
We found the poor house in good
pondition, well managed, and its
ttffairs in satisfactory shape. The
repairis have been fin%ishet anAd the
buildings are now sufficient for pre-..
en purposes. The mut'ron, Mr-s.
Haigood, is recomnm gi :d by the
grand jury for contin"enac in o1113e
for the ensuing year.
The pub)ic roadJs gud bridges of
-the county are generally r-eported to
be in good condition,. Th.o public
officers of the county, in the judg
ment of the grand jury, are dis
,eharnging their several duties with
-fidelity to their trusts, and peuce
and good order prova~il throughout'
.the entir-e county,
Trho grand jury gratefully ac
knowledge the asistanuce given them.
by 'your Honor, and our able and
efficient Solicitor, T.h 0. Gaston,
Jisq., and in taking leave of your
Honor we desire to express our'
gratification in seeing you reetorod
,to the Bench of this State, from~
which y-ou wvere ruthlessly forced in
-the days of miitary rule. WVe trust
that many years may be spared to
your Honor, that the State may con,
tinue to receive the bezsofit of yovr
E. H. JJEmma,
October 23rd, 1878.
IReturns or tbe County Officers to the
Rules Seryved Upon Theril.
Siumi Ruar's RevoUsv.
State of South Carxolina,
County of Fairfieldl.
Silas W. Buff, Sheriff of Fairfild
o )lnfty, upon whom has been served
a Ule to shew caiuse why h.e shollld
not be proceeded against according
to law, for having failjed to,discharge
certain official duties referred to in
the .teport of the grand juary, at the
1a46 teri of this. Court, for eae
A. .ty the irre0ulari1ties in.tia
rospon(lont's official books, com
plained Wf, that all said irrogulari
ties aroso from plaintiffs in certain
cases having theinsolvos becomiio tho
purchasers of property old ; in
which cases the said plaintiffs are
paid, and only need the giving of
their receipts to respondent as
vouch(ra, Tilytt in somelo cases they
had f-tiled to do so : but all these
irrogularities have bon remedied.
II. That the cotton sOd anI
rubbish in the debtors' room, co1
plainod of, have boon rqmovod ; that
z4tt,antion has been given to cleaninr
tho floors of th1 thiA stoiv. -tud 's
to the boalth of tho PiriUm*;,
respw'lant lefOes t) thlo (tyIe.Lto
of 4r. T. 'U. Robertson, hor(tJ an
nexed, Respondent furt.her smO,
that it is im)ossible to keop the.
jail properly clean, with the class
of prisoners confined thercin, ald
with the facilitiotj and arrangemennts
at the comimand of rpspondent.
I. That rospondont's offleo has
been occasionally closod, owing to
the absenuo of both himself and his
deputy on necessary offliial busi
ness ; but responden t has endeavor -
0(1 and Will co)1tililo to endoavor to
koop his ofileu open for p Cll-on
veni(nce of the public as muc4 asg
State of Southj (arolina,
Count-y of Fairfield.
Silas V. Buff being duly sworn
a.ys that the facts stated in tue
forggojig return are tru.
1. W. I3UFF,
S. . C.
Sworn to before me this 18th 4iay
of Qctober, 1878.
Ugity N. OBEAR,
P)r. Robertson,'- Cersillale.
WINNsB3o1O, S. C., July 1, 1878.
I hereby certify that I have been
ompioyed as physician for te colin
ty jail to attend the prisonors con
11nod if) stid jail since S. W. Ruff
has had charge of it, and have a) -
ways found it clean an) ordarly
kept, and tho health of the prisoners
has been renwarkably good.
Signed, T, T. ROnEUTsON, M. D.
.Mr. TP. Jl. J.obce.ean's (Jqrtipcte..
L T, Roa lobertnon, who assiisted
the grand jilry as attorney in the
examiration of the shoritrs books,
do hereby certify that I have this
day qoWplet.ed a re-exainination of
said books, and find that all the
irregularities complained of have
This th 18th day of October,
A. D, 1878.
. Ross ROBERTSON,
Attorney at Law.
CoL. RIoN's STATEMENT.
ktate of South Carolina,
Oounty of ]Fairjeld..
A rule having beoe issued for S,
B. Clowney, lat.e Clerk, to show
cause as to ceytain charges made
by the Grand Jury, and, said rule
not having been served oi account
of the unexpected absence 9f naid
T, James H. Tlion, an Attorney of
LIbl Qourt,, haviigg a~ personal knowl..
edge of some of LIhe natters reen
tioned in said Rule, come into (Court
and jiform this Honorable Court, as
I. That he is infornwed and be-=
lieves that Mr. Clowvney's leaving
bad4 i0 r.uf,erenco to the issuing of
the rule, but was owing to an en
gagemnent with a New York firm to
bny cotton for them jin Texas, tyhich
engagement he is inow carrying out.
LI. That the discropancies in tie
eash book~ ie the Clork's ofSce ar.o
statecd by M~r. Olwe not to be
in fact o5 such proportions as they
appear, but to what extent can only
be ascertainod by a careful going
over of the receipts and payments
in erob case. Also, that there are
receipts due wvhic1 haye igot bceug
given by parties, applications nmade
and inot entered, and eredits given
on faith of p)arties who have igot yet
made good the same.
III. As to the konds0 alleged to
be reissing froi4 the Clerk's office, I,
Lhe sid Jarges R. B~ion, have ini
my hands for collection the followy.
J. H. W. Parr to the Comnmis
ssioners in Equity..
2. N. A. P?eay to S. Bl. Olowney,
Clerk Q. ,0.f
8. Same to thse Some.
4. A. F. Peay to the Sange.
5. R. I(. Piekett to the Samne.
Sl. JI. 13.Datasurse to the.Same.
7. Sain9 to the 8ame.
8. Jarnes Steart to the Sant..
.9. nary ]E. 1%Iyers t9 the Same.
10. Joln U. Catbeg,rt jAoste S$amo.
12. Satrie to the ,a .
18. Sanei to the Same.
.14. Same to the 8ame.
ton to the Com1missioner in Euity,
which boud I, the said Rion, bought
from the heirs of James ald Hilliard
Judge, with funds furnished for
that purpose by the execitor of
the will of the lato Jud-e John D.
Coaltor, of Missouri.
All which is respectfully subinit.
ted, this 21st day of Qctober, A. D.
J4s, H. RoN.
MR. MACKORELL'S RETURCi
stato of South Qaolan,
County of "airfield.
nos Mm!'korull, a T-11 Justict
of -FiriIjoid Co111nty, 11puo VVI) ias!
been servdd a rulo to s4iew e.uno
why h ifh ld not I * pr-occe'e(
itgatilst atocordinug to a for havilln
failed to exhibit his d :kts for tho
insp(ction of tho griand juy ti
the last terI of this Ciourt, for
cause doth shew:
, That ho is a Tria Justice at
J3lmIckstock, situ,to oi the lino of
thu Counties (if 0hemto and Fair
fiold, and that by an Act of the
General Assembly of t e said State
lie has jurisdiction in lboth of said
cQulties, andI(I is reqiirod to exhibit
his oloial hoolis Uo tb)o itspection
of the gnad julics o each of said
IH. .'liat lie exhibited his -books
to the nI ju1-y at the AI.Ch
terml, 1 78, of this coirt, an,1l' that
havilln t-ansacted no ollicial business
in and for tho county of Fairfield
sinee s id ti13t uUtil the June t r'm,
1878, of this Court, your respond
oei thougilt it ulnnecessary to
further uxiiibit his booLs for in-.
IlI. T'it respondent has exhibi
ted his books for the extmiinatioll of
the graod g.ry ij t13 preneut tor-i
of this Cou.t, as will appear by
their certificate thereon enlod,sed.
Wherefore, respondeit prays that
the rule ag.ainst him may be dis
Stato of South Carolina,
County Of .air-field.
Moses ]t0tekorall bei stiuly
.sworn says that thp facts stated inl
the foreaoin rotu! rn niae trito.
N . AlI KOR EI,.
Sworn to b ifore nic this 2rd ef
There wats onec a poor plain little:
girl, dwellinig inl a little room in
8tockholm, the capital of Swedon.
,$hei wa.s at poor little girl, indeGd,
then j she was lonely td oglected
and would have been very uilppI Y,
deprived of the kindness and care
Bo necessary to a ol)ild, if it 4ad iot
been for a peculiar gift. The little
girl had a tine voice, and in her lono
linoss, in trouble or in sorrow, she
consoled hersolf by singing. 14 fact
she sang at all she did : at her work,
at her play, running or sitting, she
always sang. Thle woman who had
her in care wvent out to work daring
the day, and locked ill the little girl.
wvho haLd nothing to enliven her soli
tuide but the con;~p:1)y of a cegt and
song. Once she sat b)y the opemn
windowv and stroked her cat aucJ
bang, when a lady pa.Lissed by. She
hieard the voice, and looked upl and
saw the little singer. She asked the
child several questions, went aIway.,
and came back several days later,
followed by ni h) niusic master
wh'ose namie was C rehtis. He( tried
the little girl's mus~ical ear and yo.ic.
and was astonished. He took her
to the manager of thu Royal Opera
at Stockhohul, theoe a Count Puhoe,
whlose truly generous and kind
heart was congegled by ti rough
speech apd a 1gorb)id temper. Crew
lius introduced his litt.le pupil to
the count, and asked hina to engage
her as an eleve for the opera. "iou
ask a foolish thmng," said thle coignt
gruifly, looking disdaifflly dowvn
Oil the little gi. ."What shall we
do with thatL thing i Shle will never
be pr~oeogable. NJo-we cannot
take her. Away with her 1" The
Imusic master insisted almost indig
nantly. "Well " oyolaimed lie at
last, "if you wdil net take her, poor as
I amn, I will t.ake her m,ysejf and have
her educated for the sceneo tjthen,
.uch another car as she has for
music is not to be found ja the
wvorld." The Coutit relented. The
li.t.tle girl was at laist admitted into
:the sch)ool for eleos at the oper4,
.and with.gonmo dirniculty a simple:
gown of 4)ack bonbaineo wa pro
eured for her.
The safeat and most, -reliale
rergedy for fthe usual d,iseases of the
baby is Dr. Ball's Baby Syr'nps It
conitaitns nothing injurious. Price
Thp '"you're another" arguilelit
has no special charms for ts,1 We
have- the right, nevertholoss, to
point out to ra1bid crities of South
Carohia and South Carolinians that,
even if every ioutrago" tho news
paperp ny1:mu111factuiro were a concrote
fact, moro "outriges" ar omm1it
ted by Black Ibldicals uporn ColoreI
Deiocrats in South (arolinla thaln
are laid at tho door of the Doio
uiratic party. A completo list of
the attacks mado upon Colored
Domoorits in this State, during tho
palit n1mnth, Can hardly bo procuired,
bit nonte samplo outrages havo
COrMO to 0111 notive :
On Septeiher 26, Policman
S ,uires, at coloOed Democrat, w'as
s upol and bea1t-l ilhnost to (eath
)y a mob of Radical iegroos inl this
city, whil( in discharge of his duty.
On September 25, U. P. Chisolm,
a ( lored speaker, was intorrupted
aR"d wantonly insulted by Radical
nogroes, during a Democratic meetr
ing at Snider's (1ross-R-mds, Colle
ton County. \Vh'ero w. ISectiont
On October 9 an attempt was
mnade by Radical negroes to break
up a DomnorCnatic 1lass1 -metinlg at
Georgetown. Tho rioters were
111101 the luado)rship Of Ajoultlic
Aruutrong and iUppor Top" Har,
riott. \Yoodbury, a colored Demo
crat, was bealen alost to death by
the 1101), and Wi. H. Dorroll, a
vhito Democrat., WIas severely in
Jlure(I while attemping to rescuo
On October 16 several colored
Den,crats were throatened and
abused at Fort Motto by black
Radicals, and incendiary threats
were liado againislt membe1A).rsi of the
Iparty by negro bullies in the streets
of the same town.
On October 17, John Williams, a
colrod Domocit, was attacked by
Rtdicals at a social party to which
he had been invited, in Anderson
county, and yas benten, fired on,
and irsled to the rasidonlvo of Mr.
J. A. Gainos, who with ditliculty
A week or two ao. Jackson
Allston, colored Democrat, was
wtantonly attacked by Radical ne
groes at Livy's Cross-Roads, inl
Beautfort county, was b(eaten anld
fired at a number of tiies, and
forced to fAce for his life.
At Clay Hill, in York county,
early in October, four negroes wero
arrested and committed to jail for
beatil?g and attempting to kill
There is a more serious ense yet.
Early in the morning of September
in the streets of Lancaster,
Joseph Jonos, a black R-idical,
stabbed Frank Massey, a colored
Democrat, in the breast, and at last
account he Was dyig. Massey's
offence was that le had declared
hin)self in favor of the Democratic
To ca) tIe climax, the Republican
clubs throughout Barnwell have re
solved that every colored man voting
the Democratic ticket shall be0 os
tracised by his followvs, expelled from
their churches, suffered to (lie with.
out tile attend(aneo of. his nenrest
R9dJ do:lro9it relatives, anld must be
barioei by the hmdns of D3zmocrats,
if burie1 all.
Scores of slimilair instaincs of in.
timidationi, beating ands wounding,
where colored Demilocrat wo'ro the
v'ictiros, Cfnn be readiily given. Oar
only object is to remnind the p)ublic
agauin thlat there are two sides to the
M'ontrage" T1hue experience of the
preCsent canIvass confirmuis filly the
experience of the last. White men
are incaplalo,e under the severest
provocation, of the bru tali ty which
th~e negroes display in dlealitng with
those of their own color who join
the Democy'gtje party, and are treat.
ad as traitors to their race.-News
The New York kaion& (Id Rep.)
is cuirious to know w hlat inducements
wvere used( by the Ropu)lblicanl zoana
gors with the Florida returpiigg
board in 1870, that "neutralized or
overcame the influomyce of the money
the Dem.ocrats seem te ha,ve been so
ready to spend. TXhore was clearly
a good deal of corruptible material
in Florida connected in one way or
a.gothier with the count and the
board, and it wa~s really more im
portant for the Republicans to so
eure this than for their opponents ;
for, from what we knowv of the
Florida election, from the inde..
>)endent testimony o.f Qeneral ])ar
~ow, fho S tate had really yoted by a
slight majo.rity for the Tikl1n olee
.ts ' The .Nation fears, however,
thabits curiosit will not bc gra$i
Aied "until we w - what the Re
publjQan agent dia letwhep the 30.th
of'.November aid the Oh of .recom
bor, 1876, and got a glimpse of thQ
sveret dispatces on thoir side."
The Tribine having stated that
"the God of nations saved this land
from the ruin and dishonor" of the
bribery of the Florida returning
board to an honost count of tho
votes, the Nation coinonts : "WO
know from thoir own appoaranct
huforo the Potter Committoo what
Mannor of Ilon tho Florida counters
woro ; that somo of them at least
wero marketable the ciphor tele
grains show, and we therefore have
our curiosity roused as to the pre
8e leals olployed by the God of
nations to make thOm give the
Presidency to the right man, and
yot satisfy the longings of their cor
rupt naturo for money or goods."
A Rpefial to the Manchostor
Guardian, from Constantinople,
says tho British gunboat, which was
sMn to Uhe Gulf of Volo to suppresi
piracy, found that nono existed.
The report was due to the miscon
ception of private nowt by the
British Consul at Salonica.
REV. J. P. LUDLOW, WRITES:
ITN BALTIC STIM1ET, BiOOKLYN, N. Y.,
MWilt. It. It. STI"VVINS: Novoimbor 14, 1874.
Iear Sir-From personal benefit received by
its use. as well as from personal kriowledge of
I IOse wiose culres have seemed limost. miraru
Ins. I van most heartily and sincerely recoin
I eti i( eto wtirn for the compiLnts which iti
s vlaimed to c JAMESP. LUDLOW,
Late Pastor of Cavalry Daptist, Church,
SHE RESTS WELL.
SMI'll POLAND, ME., October, 11, 1876.
Mn 11. H. 8'STHNS:
Dear Sir-I havo been sick two years witt
the liver01mplt, Mnd during that time havq
t;Ak,nl at geal. manytdiffTeronit, meicines, but
none of t hejl dill me any good. I was restless
at nights. an(i hnd no appetite. Since taking
tie YEOETINE I rest welt and relish ayfood.
(Cani recomiiend the VEORTINE for ihat it haq
done for mike. Yours reslectrtlv,
M 118. ALBERT RICKER.
Witness of the above
MR. GEORGE M. t AUOTIAN.
iioSTroN 1OME. 14 Tyler Street.
Mn. I. t. vavNs: BOSTON, April, 1876
p)earvFir-We feel that thp chim-1,1 inl our
j,ine hj.ivave greatly ho,npfll md by i i Vege
1111 you 1'ive st kindly given us from time tq
l imo, espeelamly these troubILd with the Scrot
ula. With res,pect.
MIS. N. WORMELL, MtrQu.
REV. 0. T. WALKER SAYS:
PIoVIDENCE, R1. I., 164 Transit Street.
H. R. StvNs, ESQ:
I feo homi,i to express with my signature the
high vulie I ilace ulion your yEGOETINE. My
fatily have used it, for the last two years. Iq
nmrvoti (telit,y it is invaiuable, and I recom
laend IL to all who may need an Invigorat4g,
0. T. WALKER,
Formerly Past.or ot Rowdoin-square Church,
NOTHING EQUAI TO IT..
soUtriH SALEM, MASS., Nov., 14, 1870.
MR. 11. I1.TF1'l'NR:
De'ar Sir--I have Ib 'en troubled wit-.h Scrofula
('inke'r and~ Liver ComIplaIit for three years
Nothin ever dt(d minany $eod until1 I comn
miinlC( ulsinIg t.hm VP.EEi'NEi. I z now get
ting long tirs't-rate, and .'tlfl using t Ve c
t.ine. I conuslder there Is n ottling equat to it or
Suchi colfbmlta. Can heartily recommeO9q &
to every body. Yours truly,
No. 16, Lagrange Street, Seith Salem, Mass.
REUI~OMMEND) IT Hl?EARTILY.
SOUTH BOfiTORT. -
Mn. S.xvs :
Dear Sir-I have t aken several lyottles of your
v'EubETINEc, and1 are~ convince It ls a valuable
remedIiC(y for D)yspepsia, JC idne3 'Complaint, andS
(4encral Debility of te system. I can heartily
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yOursJslMRS.~ MUN1tOE PAREER.
H. 11. STEVENS, Boston, Mass
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