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WINNSBORO, S. 0.
TUE'SDAY, JAUA"Y 14, S S1870,
n. MHANS DA V1r, Evrrou.
JNO. 8. JtYNOLD, ASSOIATH EDTOn.
Ben Hill Broke Loose in Georgia.
The Georgia Democracy are getting
up a regular kilkeiny cat fight, the
leaders o either sidu being Senator
Blen 11111 and Goveriior Co4quitt. The
cause has been given before but may
be repeated. Several years ago the
North Eastern liailroad, of Goorgia,
desired State eidorsement for her
bonds, anid the question aroso whether
Governor Colquitt was authorized or
not by law to make the endorsomeit.
It was claied that, the road had not
fulfilled the Coiditions as to length
of track laid-no consectitive twenty
miles, we believe, having been laid
at any point along the line. Gover
nor Cohillitt at first hesituted to sign
the bonds, but times got hard and the
Atlanita Rolling Mills were about to
gobble up the road for iron furnished.
As the occasion was urgent, Governor
Colquitt, - after hearinig argument,
decided that it was for the good of
the road and of the State to endorse,
and he did so.
A few tonis ago, Senator Hill
annoniced that he had discovored
fraud ill connection with this matter,
ill that onw Murphy, who is a clerk in
the State treasurer's office, had re
ceived eight thousand dollars from
the president of the Rolling Mill with
out the kiiowledge of its directors,
for his services in procuring the
sigiature of the Governor. Senator
lll claims that, he made no charges
whatever againlst the ijntcgrity of (ho
Governor, but expected that on
evidence, of this private contract
being given, Governor Colquitt would
immediately discharge Murphy. On
the other hand, Governor Coquiitt
defended Murphy, mainitaining that
the paymncit wis inl the nature of a
legal fee and not of a bribe,; and in
a bitter letter demanded legislative
investigation of the "slanders" against
himuself. ThIel(, commnuittee exonerated
the Governor from all blame, and
also, to Senator lll's disgust, went,
further, and founid that Murphy had
been guilty of no wrong, yot recom
mwnded that the Legislature in future
make such transactions penal offiences.
Mr. Murphy put oil his war paint oil
his own account and sallied forth to
slay his accuser in the streets, but
refrained from executing his purpose
and Senator Ilill at the same time.
This affair has caused great commo
tion in political circles. Sonator lill
disclaims any feeling against Governor
Co1uitt, while the latter says that
Mill is a masked enemy, anid in
striking at the Governor is aiming a
blow at tihe "organizedl D)emocracy."
Senator l11ll has just published a
three column letter to the people of
Goorgia, calling on thems to rise in
their umight and crush this monument
lfraud. Hie certainly argues from
hihground, whatever be his motives,
almiost every fraud has beeni perpe'
trated, adtehnrd fivsia
tions lately instituted by Congress
have been made to consider just such
cases as tile one in whlich Murphy
figures. lie dlenies thlat Murphy was
a lawyer. Hoe was but a salaried clerk
of the State. The bondholders had
such advocates as Toomibs and Brown
and Jackson, while Murphy himself
employed a lawyer, giving him four
hundredl dloIlars. Hie adds, "Have we
a Governor who needs to be enlight
ened by a clerk ? D)id the clerk un
dorstand the ofilcial duties of the
Governor bettor than the Governor
himself?" He continues, "If the
troeurer's clerk can take money to
iluhence the Governor, why may not
the treasurer himself take it for the
same purpose ?" The followinlg swoep
ing accusation is made:
Murphy Is not the only mani who
has used imblic ofice for private gain
and who as growinig rich on a smali
salary. Like the ancient flydra, tils
crune shows many heads already.I
see in a report to the General Assemn
bly, that State-house officials are
actually parties to contracts with the
State, and executive ofilcrs of the
State are also lessees of the State I If
the Legrislature will do their duty, in
stead of spending their time investi
gating irrelevant issues, trying to urm
p ach honest witnesses only because
they toll the truth, and that, too, by
tho testimony of personal enemies,
and allowing attorneys to fIsh for
evidence to try their cases in court,
they will not rest until they ferret out
all these arrangements, by which
State officials are using their offices to
enrich thlemselves,-.whither by >)rac
tising for money oui executive duties,
or by contracts and leases wvith the
State, or by other ways. And the
will not compllete their labors until all
who have thus used their offices are
driveni from the Capitol, and honest
men put in their places who wvIll be
content with the salaries fixed by law.
The whole line of argument, in tho
abstract, is unaswerable. The public
Conslcence has grown tough. It is
the fashion, nowadays, to call every
thing legitimate that the law cannot
reach. This was not the rule in old
times. Then an oflicial was compelled
to be above suspicion.
We do not see how this controversy
can faiil to injure the party in Geu>rgia,
especially as Independentisml has
already raised its front in ti onipire
State. Yet, however erratic and
unsaf, lill may be, and however we
sympathize with Governor Colquitt,
we must think thq he Senator has
the Governor by ta hip, and that the
latter cannot escape detraction him
self so long as he champions the cause
of a clerk in the treasury departinent
who takes an eight thousand dollar
fee for his influence with the Gover
nor. The whole essence of the con
tract was that Murphy by his peculiar
rela.ions to the Governor could have
more influence with him than such
brilliant lawyers as Tooinbs and
Brown and Jackson who appeared
oj)cly as paid advocates.
We have devoted so much space to
this subject only because ivis a Imatter
not confilned to Georgia, but concerns
every government a every State.
A quickened public conscience is
badly needed. Tihe result of this
present contest cannot but be bene
ficial if its puts a stop to "lQgitiinate"
bribery under the guise of lobbyism
and legal fees.
SoU1 Ar1xIN-W x- wS.
TUe National Bank of Anderson has
declared a dividend of five percent. on
its capital stock, out of its earnings
for the past six months.
Since the adoption ofthe new fence
law in New berry county, soine of the
firmners are selling rails for fire-wood.
The Greenwood and Augusta Rail
rood is rapidly progressing, and - the
farmers are anticipating tle prospect
of sending choir next cotton* crop to
Augusta instead of to Charleston.
A mass meeting of the citizens of
Abbeville county is called to assemble
in the court-house at Abbeville on
Monday, January 27, to protest
agIamist the stock law.
While a ga,ng of laborers were ex
cavating the earth in front of Dr.
W. C. Fiish101r's (rug store, inl Colum.1
bia, on Friday, for th"e.- purpose of lay
in" it water pipe, they came ancross the
old railroad track which lia(d been
used nearly forty years ago for the
purpose of tralns)orting frei gh1t from
Granby. The timber wus perfect.ly
'-' (1 11
Tho Tinmonsville municipal clee
tion took vlace on Friday, and resulted
in the choice of the following-naied
gentlemen: Intendant, WV. W.Moore
Wardens, J. J. i1all1-ord, .1. B. C.
WVright, V. I. Deberry and Hlenry
Perry, the last-named colored. The
''dry ticket" was defleated by a major
ity of seventy-sevenl. 4verything
passed olf quiet?y'y.
Judge Hudson has decided that the
(lock is not a '"relic of barbarism," but;
a nleessary portion ot' the court uma
chinmery, and that except ini cases of
misdemeanor, w here the accused are
out on bail, all prisoners must, (lur
ing trial, sit within thme dock. In ac
cordanco with this ruling a dock has
been constructed and is now in use at
Orangeburgr, wvhere the Judge is hold
Col. A. P. Bntler, the newly ap
pointed Fish Commissioner, is anm ac
complished pisciculturist, and serves
wihniter' reward than thme coni
sciousness of the service he renders
the people. Tlho Aiken Revlew truly
says: "The i generosity of Col. But
ler's efforts is most app)arenlt, when it.
is remembered that Aiken county,
from its elevationi, will dlerivo little,
if any, advantage from the stocking~ of
the rivers namedl. His interest is for
the whole Stute, and we know he'll do
his work well."'
Harry Polite, a young colored man,
aged twenty-one, a hand on thme Stool)
Mtary , Capt. Bernardi Fitzpatrick, was
sent off ini a small boat, on Thursday,
with a line to make fast to a bank i
Stono Rliver'. By the force of the
stream, however, the boat was cap
sized, and P'olito fell overboard and
wvas drowned. His body was recov
ered oin Fridlay, amid the case reported1
to the coroner, who gave permission
to have the remains brought to Charles
Arthur, a little son of Wyatt Hlaw
kinls, of Spartanburg county, about
eight years of age, while playing with
littl brother in the kitchen, went to
run out of the door, and looking back
as ho ran struck his head against the
door frame, knocking hi mself down.
Hie wvas mindful enough to go into the
house to tell his mother. She asked
him to let her assist in getting off his
boots. lie said no, he couldl pull them
off, lie very soon became senseless,
and died in about half an hour, bc
fore medical assistance could be ob
On Monday before last about sun
down, Mr. Drury Snipes, an old1 man
of about seventy years of age, while
returning home and walking ulpoin the
public road in front of the residence
of Col. E. M. Rlucker, in Anderson
village, wvas run over and almost in
stantly killed by by some horseman
who was riding In a full run. Mr.
Willie Archer, two of Mr. Snipes'
little grandsons, and a colored man
were witnesses of the terrible tragedy,
but nono of them knew the man who
caused the death. Mr. Suipes' head
was badly bruised in front and the
skull was broken In tho, back so that
he immediately fell to the ground and
expired without uttering a word. The
unknown ride rnlod In hi. horse a.d
rodo back tq.tho. placo. whore Mr.
tSnipo Was lying, whereupon Mr.
Archel- said to him, "You havo killed
that old man," and without saying a
word the ima rode of' in a lo pe. T'he
coroner suimmoned a jury an lield an
inquest, at which tie testimony of the
witnesse.l was takenl, anid from thle
0VideCe Mr. Aaron C. Sanders, of
the Pork. was seit for, but proved an
alibi so clearly tind conlclusively that
hie wats im'iediitely discharged.
There is at present no clue to tlhe per
son who cnitted the deed, and
froi his secrelilag himself from tile
knlowledge o' the public, sent.imnt is
strongly in favor o1' rerre(in-g the liat
ter out anl( rig-orously prosecuting the
case. Te rider had probably been
drinkiig, and was inexcusably reckless
ou this occasion.
J EER A I G(OSSIP.
The case o' Gen. 1. W.Custis Lee,
to recover the Arlingt.on Estate, will
beginl at Alex'aid'ia on the 2t.st, inst.
Five emigrants, Clark ad Id ubbard
anld his wif:0 an two children, en
rout west froiml ShermanIM, Texas,
were frozen to death on the night of
the 6th instant.
On Friday morning, just, after a
gang of miners had descended iuto the
POLitisylvania Coal Company's sha't, i
No .1, near Vittshurg, Pa., a terrible
explosion of gas occurred in the mine
near the carriage way, by which sever
al min are Supposed to have been
The ease of 1iggins vs. U. S. Grant,
for false intprisoiimiet, with damages
laid at $10,000 was taken up in the
Circuit. Court at Washington last week.
Biggins claims that. Grant caused his
arrest and detention in an insane
asylum. Tie testimony for the plain
tillfailled to connect Grant with his
ilmprisolilelt in any way whatever,
and flie jury found for the defendant.
Woani's Iights Convenition in Wash
inlonloll, on Friday night, Purvis. a
Pi iildelphia legio, denounced Presi
' ;it. 1yi-es and his Southern policy,
and declared that the President is
hand in hand with Senator Butler,
whose anids, he said, are red with the
blood of the I :inburg massacre. Fred
Douiilass, however, gIvo PulrViR aI
haadsomne ( uIbbinig, anditl Ilado a highly
I conservative speech, which is much
Do not trifle with a cough, cold. I
or al'ection of the throat, lungs
or bronchial tubcs. Dr. Bull's
Cough Syrup is a positive cure a.nd
provents nsump ill1-)t ion *
S 6HOOL NOTICE.
meeting of those citizens who return
real or porsonal property in school
District No. 14, (embracing an area of
four miles sq.utre with tho em rt-houso
am a cntro) is, hereby callo I in the Town
Hrall or. Saturdav, January 18th, at 11
o'clock, for the purpose of consile ring
the questi.'n of lorying a district school
tax. A fal attoudanco is requested.
o. R. Ti!o.iPsoN,
Clerh Vloard ofl Trnsto's, No. 14.
jan I Id
Jhave th,is day ass;ociated with mie, in
-.the coninert of' my1 b,usiness, Mr. R
M. IICUEL,and the l>usiness wtIl hereafter
will be con duicted uinder the firm namei of
F. ELDEli & (C0.
All parties indebted to the oldi concern
will leafse conmo forward andi sett,le,
either by ensh or note, as I do not wishu
to carry old1 accounts into the new booksr
xtlnm January 1st, 1879. F. ELDER.
rr['HE firm of Cummings & Co., is this
I day diissolved by mutual consent.
II. L. ELLIOTT,
JNO. P. MATTHIEWS, JR.,
J. ii. U'UMMING.
Janun-~y 1,' 1870.
The business will bereafter he con
ducted under the firm unamo of Matthews
& (Co., the membners of which fir ii are:
JNO. P MATTHl NWS,JR.
.J' H. CUMMINGS,
jan 2-1m T. K. ELLIOTT.'
COME EVERY DAY,
And Exchange YOUR CASH for
CLOTHING AND HATS,
BOOTS AND SHOES.
Coffee at from 15 ets. to 20 ets. per
Sugar at 12 pounds for $1.00.
Parched Rio Coffoe, Ground Coffee,
Brown Sugar, Extra CI, Granu
lated Sugar, Pulverized Su
gar', Candy, Crackers,
GOOD GOODS AT L OW PRICES<
Remember those snbstanutial Boots.
and Shoos, the "Bay Stato" stan
dard screwed a,nd wire sewed.
J. M. BEATY.
If you detest a bursting lamp buy
the Vestal Oil . If you. like a bril-,
atit :light buy--the Vestal Oil.
dan 24-. JI &t n-rATme
This important organ welghs but about threo
pounds, and ali the blood. in a livin1g pelson (a>out
three galluns) passes through it at least once every
half1 hour, to have the bi. lull other impurities
strained or ilt-red front it. Dile is the iatural
r pnrgative of the bowels, and if the Liver bcconics
to d 1t is not separated frout the blood, but car
ricithngh the veins to all pnrts of the syeln,
and in try(ig to escape through the porcs of the
skin, causes It to turn yellow or a d!rty brown
color. 'he stomach becomte discaecd .nd Dys
E4 pcpsia, Indigestion., Cnnstipation, lleadahe- Bili
ousnev., Jaundice, Chills, INalarAl Fevers Eies,
Sick tuid $our Stnatach, and geieral debifity fol
low. Mnrit.LS 1H1AT4t, the grejt vegetable
discovery for torpidity, causes the Liver to throw
off front one to two ounces of bile cack time the
blood pa%se.s through it, as long as thore is an cx
cess of bile; and t'*e efect of even a few dorcs.
up on yellow complexion or a brown dirty 'ookig
Skin, Will astonish all who try it--they teing the
first sysiprons to disappear. The cure of all bili
ous diseases and Liver complaint is male certain
by takiig liArAs1e111 In acconLtace with directions,.
Hieadache is generally cured in twenty sniiostt,
and no disoxic that aitses from the Liver can exist
ifa fair trial s iv-.
SOLD AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR PILLS
BY ALL DRUGOiSTs.
rice 25 CtMts Cnd. $1:00
The fatality of Consumptiou or Threat and
Lung Diseases which xweep to tho grave at least
on-third of all death's victhnia, arises from the
Opium or Morphinc treatnuent, wrhitch simply stu
cc.fics as de work of death goes on. $Lo,ooo wiUl
b paid if Optitn or Motrphine, or .ny preoaration
f Opiunm, Morphine or Prus.ic A.id, can tie foutd
in the GWt,olt 'LOWPt CorU Smrwi-, which has
cured people who r.o living t.day wih 1ut one
remainIng lung. No grentar ,-Aing can be done
than to say that Cotsruiption is incurable. The
G1.on1 FLOVIII CoUG a vanr will cure it when
all other means lv.ve faled. Also, Colds. Cough,
Asthrna, DBronrhitis, a.ni all dise:ases of the throat
and Iigs. Read the teriimonials of the lon.
Alexander H. Stephens, Gov. Smith and rx-Gov.
lrown of 'a., lion. G eo. Peabody, as w6l as
those of other renarkable cures in our book--fr-e
to all at the dru stores-and be con-vinced the t if
you wish to be cured you can be by tdting the
GnP FLowIn CoXat STrUP.
Take no Trorhes or Loaen,es for Solo Thruit,
fr' when you can et Gr.ost FrLOWt STaUP at S,ns
price. For spJe by all Drggime
Prtzice Z5C entt and $c0o
Grave nistakes are mnade in the treatasent of all
diseases thr.t arise frorn iloi<. a I the blood. Net
one case of Scrofula S yphitis, White Fw0lling
Ulrcrous S nIres a:I: n~ l,isease, in a thousanl,
4 t.7tted Withot:t the u2c cf \lertiry in .orc fcrn.
Mercury rcts the borAs, ad th d.seCs it pro
sdncs ;o worse than any o4er kind of blov1 or
Skin d lle im er. 0 Dr. Utxartoi's S-ri.1 gx
CIA or DQL-tax' 1 ill-w is the only tiine
-i u11>a whit1o a hop: of rec )% . -io-n Scroiia, Fy
- i nl I( . -erc.:i'.l di s 1, 1ll sti.cs, can tc
an r-a .onibly fouw'.1. nit t it w ir Con .ncer.
i.* 11-l he pai-l hr 0' irqvri.orS if Mcrc.ry,
.-rany : rtn,-t pd1y vcget.ble and harm.
les ca M:l'a :vtini.
ri'r:cr ix a.ll i Ie:;ts~ "tO.0
t .I, 1' andt
Gt.or: llor;:. '0: a vi:,a- and! Mrr ta:::.h
H r -. s :: rei x f.vu:a for sale by :il .-ua.
A, . M1!T'.;.L ik co., Proprictorgi
JHEAP GOODS! GOOD GOODS
IESSR.S. J. F. McMASTER & CO
LjAVE, now in store and are receiving
.LLweekly new, cheap and god goods,
31othsing, lioots and sh1o s, laits, Trunks,
rnd Vialises, Sattchela, Umiibrellas, &u.,
A. full stock of Gonts Furnishding Goods.
Com plete line of Lad ies' .1 itSsea' andit
Jhildrens' Hlosiery and Gloves.
WVe have mnarkedi down t> the very
owesit figures our stock of Gloves, in
vhich we are (lflin'Jg great bargains.
Linen and H-Iemsatitohed Hntdker*chiofa,
n great profusiion at very lowv prices.
Ini 1loots anfd Shoes, we aro p)reparoed
tO offer spec'ial inducoments.
Bilankets ! Elanlkets I
gew Butckwheat Flour i, Fresh 11uclkwheat
loeur, Elegant New Crop New Orleans
Molasses, the gen~uine Si mon pure
article, Sugar, Con'eo, Lard'(,
Sy rusps, H-otsp, Starch,
Full stock of Woodenwar'e.
Our' conRtant aim is to koep up the
'oputation already gained.
Woe invite the public to call to-day andi
very day and lake a look at our stock
rhich will always be shown with plens
Iro nov 23
"T HFE T EA0H E R."
rTN JANUARY next we wvill issueo the
Llirst numbeor of
4. montly 'ournal dievoted to the in
Jaret of 'chclers, Schools, and( the
auoofEuation in general. T1o britng
within the reaeh 01 all, we have fixed
lie subscription price at the low rate of
FIFTY CNTa PERu ANNUMJ.
Specimen copy will be sent by -mail
>rop)aid on reeipt of a liye cent stamp.
.pW Teachers will do wevll to send for
uir Educational Catalogue.
ELDRDGE & BRO.
'ot 22-xt3m 17 North 7th St., Phila,
BOOTs AND SHOES.
TOW arriving,a large and wvell selected
Lstock of Jloots and Shoes, direct
ronm the Manufacturerse, whiich I can
farranlt, and I wIll not be undersold
live me a call before you inake your pur
iot 17 .3J MOARLEY.
SHOES AT COST
palmn, abso'otely at oot.
U. (A nnanna0 ..
PIANOS & ORRANS!
FROM THE BEST MAKE RS
TO BE SOLD AT
SPECIA L ANNOUNCEMDNt.
Ten of the loding Mantifacturor's of the U.
B., have given us exelisive control of their In
strutieits iI the solith, aid auIthorized us to
I for introdiltlkn and advertfsoluenit, ONIC
nI'OUSANM) of their best Instrinctits In repro
- ntao 1 hon ijh< holds astI Factory
WHOFIALEE HIATES. This
GRAND INTRODUCTION SALE
Connenced Nov. 1, and Nvill continuio until ail
are 4old. I)on't, iniss the chance. It, Is t.ho
only sale of tho kind ever yet attempted in
SEE THE PRICES.
PIANOS I oet. 11 n RoseNwood Carved $125
h1i1 red mil d tn dllars.
PIANOS '"sl wooI Crvd1
1IAO~ g~s. Caltitlogue Price?si$5
PIANOS Trt8"la i' $250
onle thousand dollari.
$579 Sto. 11andsole ORGANS
Cases. CJatulligue Pr1ice, two '.iUN
1un1dreI anidi sevent y dollars.
$71 1aS( .eall"IORGANS
hundrecd ant fory dollars.
$86 in stops, stwerl) Suor ? ORGANS
hiin1dreil and -'evlnty-live dol.
AllI gtiarai t(mid ho trilinpits. -Maker's 11altiuo
On (e. FIFTEEN I)AYs TI M if waila ed,
wO ay the freght, If 110 sale. A iMal costs
oting If list runlent don't silt. Don't hesi
talte to Ord1er. t o%fei
MASON & IHAMLIN ORGANS
SMA'ON & 1iAiLIN
(111,4111 111111 I' ao
Organ,s. 1l-.st a n rI
t Stos n -)3 $,W5.
--- - E T.OU IIETr & PEr,
T ON Organs, 6 ftops,
ly $6-i- 10 Stops
%Vhoh 110l Clines. oi
Chokoring. Knh, eb, allet & )a vis
M a lhis k, 1l0ain4s, 1M"Cle. Iese, 8ollherin
(luiemand Favorite lPhu io, a! i nVIltlute0 In 1his
sal- A clean s-evi) No reserve. All new
Sistinuaents~ or iaiei ~ s.
8etld t .r I-. (d(t'i l 811 14ale Clic;llar giving
))I Ies it nd f111 I I 1r111111 .1 i In
rMP]-l-oTaAjN1T- sl('ir 'fll ota
til Ogal. V4.wil (t'lvr freight pald to anly
1t. It. polit ll. tihe South.
LUIDEN & BATES,
W?lolle'O Pini an Organ
SILYVE RWA R E,
S U1TABLE FOR
Collior & CIhaldeiu
LIvES AREi OFTEN LOST
PY tho uso of cheap Kerosene. Ge6
J.)one of our saf,ety LJai>s in which
avon tho most dangorous ol is safe.
$20,000 Saved Yearly to Fairfiold,
When our far-mors learn to purchase
Thhomicals andl( miako thoir own fortilizers.
Dall and got a book telling how it can be
doo 28 McMASTERU & BRIICE .
FOR THE SEWING MAOHINE.
The Four WVheeled Automatic
HEnimachino always stands firmly,
whie n ue.No meore liftmn heavy
sowing machines. HIealhan<d labor
Raved by using this caster. Price $2.60,
Will fit any mlachino. To be had from*
jan 7 .A,mnt fo. Poir,d