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TRI-WEEKLY EDITION.}_.. WINNSBORO. S C. SAT U. DAY.1 M A :;T 17
11008 THAT ARX HOG&.
The Biggest "Crop" aver Known in l
Jersey--A Fierce Rivalry.
[fo*dentown NewT Jersey Times. l
Bordertown had a sensation to-day.
A lot of hogs from New Hanov er,
Burlington county, were shipped
to New York, and twenty-seven of
them weighed all the way from 700
to nearly 900 pounds each. This is
claimed to be the biggest "hog
crop" in the country. It was a nov
el sight, and all Bordentown turned
out to see it. The hogs are the
property of Joseph Carter. Be
tween him and Samuel 8. Southard
there is a great rivalry. Last year
John Taylor, a Trenton pork dealer,
offered a gold medal for the most
successful hog raiser. Southard
got it. Eighteen of his hogs averag
ed 703 1.-5 pounds when killed, and
7094 when delivered. The king
hog turned the scales at 795. It he
can hold the medal for three years
against all contestAnts it is his, but
if perchance another should up the
biggest average in pork he must
yield his 1 Lurels. Ca, tr says he can
do it. tnd so far, the balance is in
Carter and Southardhave reduced
the business of pork-raising to a
science. The former, intent upon
taking the palm, started off with
tii. tj-nine hogs. Upon twenty
seven of these he bases his hope of
success. Of the original number
several have been killed. Along in
January three of them came so near
choking to death that the farmer
grew frightened and slaughtered
them. They weighed 798, 817 and
738 pounds, respectively. The hogs
entered for the prize have had the
very best of care They have
required attention, continually.
There are just two events in the
lives of such hogs, sleeping and e it..
irg. They are oo 'at even to wadd e.
Tney never wake up, except to cat.
and that p o ess over they nga&n
stretch out upon clean straw in tneir
separate pens. These particular
hogs of Mr. Carter's were too lazy
even to feed themselves, and, indeed
even if they were not, they could
not see their food. For - weeks they
h .ve been in total blindne s. Like
the average hog of no particular
distinct:on they all had eyea, but
three inches and a h .l? of genuint3
fat kept them closed . completely.
The feeding process is oae of inter.
est to both hog and spectator. The
farm hand rolls up boiled meal into
round bolls and forces it into their
hogships' mouths. The hogs grunt
and swallow and keep it up until
they are perfectly gorge('. Th.iey
are kept in a staffed condition on
the best of meal and Dll that is asked
of them is to grow fat. Carter's
hogs were killed on Satmuday. Such
mountains of fat were niever seen
before. Some one, who didn't know
any better, very nearly ended the
lives of two of them before their
time by simply standing them on
their feet. Happily, however, they
survived the shock, and 1 vdd to die
by the butchers knife. Mr. Carter
confidently expected that his hea.v
iest hog would tip the beam at over
900, but he was disappointed. The
largest, fattest hog of all weighed
871 pounds, and the average weight
of the twenty-seven was 755. This
beats Southardsa average of last
year, but when the hogs reach mar..
ket they shrink, as usual. Yester
day there was a steady stream of
visitors to the farm. Sleighs of all
description were out, and everybody
went with thoughts bent upon p9rk.
flOoS THAT 1AW'T' SEE.
Notwithstanding Carter's good
showing, Southard , thinks he can
beat it. He has not killed yet, and
his farm, as well as his. neighbor's,
was overflowing with visitors. He
began the year with twenty-nine
hogs, all Jersey Reds, but his pens
now contain but twenty- three.
There they were, lying around,
grunting and and pufting, and with
snouts pointing upward in search of
air. Their eyes could not be seen,
and it took strong fingers to pry~
away masses the of fat so that the hid
den organs of sight could be opened
out. The blind, helpless masses were
shaken by loud breathing, and
occasionally would give ;ven4tqM. .a
snort, but they seemed entirely un.
able to get upon their feet. Hog
men looked at them, and measured4
their lengths and breadthei antd
declared that they wqald, qmy1
outweigh Carter's orop. "Perhapls;
they will," said some tho, er'e
friendly to Carter, "but 75'5 pounds
average is hil to. beet." .8outhatdt
is 'very proud of his last yeat's Mned"
al. He has aituffed egein the
house (the -bird was hht~'I~is )
anidthe medal lCshj~ teck.1
6a78. "If fra aJ in Mpov
FOUR DEMOCRATIC LEADERR.
3ketched in Outline by a Great Repub
'Mr. Blaine in the North American Review.]
Mr. Hampton is a man of strong
arts, possessing courage and execu
tive force, but he has been in the
thick of the light and has had per
3onal ambitions to gratify which
nay not place him in history as an
impartial witness. His personality
protrudes at every point and his
conception of what should be done
fld what should be undone at the
buth is precisely what is included
in his own career. When Mirabeau
was describing- all the great quali.
ties that should distinguish a popu
lar leader the keenest of French
wits said he "had forgotten to add
that he should be pock%marked."
Mr. Lamar offers a contrast to
Governor Hampton. He gen
sralizes and philosopbizes with
great ability, and presents the
strange combination of a "refined
spe uaa!ist" and a trustful optimist
embodying some of the ch uracter..
istics of Mr. Calhoun, whom he de"
vonly followed, and of Mr. Seward,
whom he always opposed. Mr. La
mar is the only man in public life
who can be praised in New England
for a warm eulogy of Charles Sum -
ner, and immediately afterward
dlected to the Senate as the repre"
enatative of the white--line De.no
3rats of Mississippi. And yet incoa
sistent as these positions are, it is
the dream of Mr. Lamar's life to
reconcile them. He is intensely
aevoted to the South ; he has gen
3arous aspiratijns for the rni, n of
the States-; he is shackled with the
narrowing dogma of State rights,
ad yet, withal, has botindless hopes
for an imperial republic whose pow
sr shall lead and direct the civiliza.
tion of the world. Hedged in by
opposing theeries, embarrassed by
forces that seem irreconcilable, Mr.
Ui%mar, p.ro'3ably more than any other
man of the Democratic party, gives
anxious and inquiring thought to the
Of Mr. Stephens and Mr. Hen.
tIricks it may be s.aid that in their.
treatment of the question one aims
to vindicite the course of his native
Georgia ; the other to gain some ad.
vantage for the Democratic party of
the nation. Mr. Stephens has the
mind of a metaphysician, led astray
sometimes in his logic and some
times in his facts, but aiming always
to promote the interest of the State
to which he is devoted. Mr. Hen%
iricks is an accomplished political
leader, wirh large experience, p,ios'
e sed of tact and address, and in
s inctively vi,wing every public
9ustion from its relat:on to the
te and fortune of his party. Mr.
Stephens argues from the stand
point of Georgia; Mr. Hendricks
has in view the Democracy of the
1R. F. Moore, one of the most sue
cessful and intelligent farmers of
our county hands us the following
formula for composting a home
mnade fertilizer, which, the Judge
claims, is as good as any of -the
standard commercial fertilizers in
the market, and cheap, because it
costs nothing except a little labor.
The formula for one toti of the
fertilizer is as follows : One thous
and pounds of rich loam-eoarth (pro
cured from the fence corners, or
wash p)laces, or surface dirt from
the woods), and fifteen bushels of
cotton seed ; put ilito thie stable or
stall of horse or cow, or over with
a suffleient amount of leaves or
straw to prevent the stall from be
coming muddy or-dirty. Let It be
tramped twenty .or .thirty days.
when.it may be put in s pen, and
another supply put in the stable.
By this method Judge Moore says
that a ton of fertilizer for each horse
or cow can be made, equal to the
best fertilizer offered in thes market,
which is distributed in the same
way, and in tbe same quantities as1
guano. All who know Judge Moore,
know that.he has succeeded as a far.
ner, and that he is nq eastle builder.
We hope our farmers will give ,this
manure a fair test, and save them
;elves the thousands of dollars paid
W(efrtiliter iaant4f4obuers.- (/raso
Fears are entertained that a vol,
auo may be tapped bef6re athe Bt2
3othard Ttmunnelbef oote ted. e
uotal length now bored is 18,500
rards from bo..thends1 The.. work
Whtever, and they return to the
noitth of the tunnel, streaming with
si Their faces are yel
,c,tel htf the sun.4
is seemls to deoephehomenA
E EWS OF THlE DAY,
At last accounts Hardy Solomon
was in Havana.
An explosion occurred in Deep
Drop Pit, near Wakefield, England,
by which nineteen persons were
Final arrangements have been
made for the grand international
walking match at Gilmore's Garden,
NTew York, next week.
Murphy, Democrat has been re
alected mayor of Troy, N. Y., by
)ver 1,600 majority over the Repub..
lican and Greenback candidates,
)nd 2,954 plurality over the Repub
Unusual rainfalls on the Pacific
slope have insured large crops of
eereals. The wheat crop of Uali
fornia is becoming more valuable
than the proddet of the p recious
An American company is playing
'Uncle Tom's (.Lbin" in Vienna, and
announces as one of the attractions
of the performance, trapeze per
?ornances by an Indian girl "Miss
The Cuban government has advis
ed the municipalities to establish
public schools for colored children,
Lud wherever this cannot be
promptly done, colored chiiidren
sdould be admitted to the white
A Council Bluffs girl, on suicide
intent, asked for morphine in a drug
store. The clerk suspected her
purpose, and sold her a powerful
umotic. She returned an hour
afterward, expressed her opinion of
t man who would deceive a distrect
ed girl in that way, and d eemanded
lier ua!ioy back.
In the tenement house sections
of New York there are 6,000 per
sons to the square mile, while in the
other portions of tlh city the
average is only 750. Soientists and
humanitarians are trying to devise
some practicable mode of relief from
an evil that is terribly desriinctive
of lifL, health and mortality.
The statement that President
Tilden is afflicted with partial
paralysis should not be taken to
mean that he is suffering from a
paralytic stroke, or that he is in any
immediate danger. These syinptoms
have existed for many years, and
though they have not grown worse,
it was thought best that lie should
undergo careful medical treatment.
The principal measures which
recently became laws during tho
session of Congress, in addition to
ten of the regular annual appropria
tion bills, are the bill i educing the
btx on tobacco and otherwie :iond
ing the internal revenue laws ;
the cen.ius pill; the bill to prevent the
introduction of in fectious and con -
tagious diseases, and the bill pro -
viding for the payment of arrears
of pensions for service during the
- A report has been received at
Richmond of a premature explosion
of nitro-glycerine at Dutch Gap,
Tamnes iv,1 r. wvhich resulted in the
killing of WV. C. Haiggerty, govern
ment contractor for . widening and
otherwise. improving Dutch Gap,
and five or six negroes engaged on
the work. It is reported also thait
Elias -Hall, who has charge of
of operating th e glycerine, was
sither killed or fatally wounded.
Kwr. Haggertbys body is said to havo
been blown tito the river and not
On Batarday night about ten
geclock, a party of six or eight
masked men called at the cabin of
an old negro, Abe Wootten, living
in the Ninth District, eight miles
fromx Manchester, Tenn., and
dlemanded, admittance, whieb being
refused, they set fire in two or more
plaoes. Finding that he and his
wife and four children would be
l>uned if they remained, the 'old
man rushed out, and was seized by
bhe maskers, who carried him about
>ne hundled yards and shot him to
When a cucumber is taken from
~he'vind et It be cut with a knife,
eaving about the eighth of an inch
>f the cucumber on the stem: then
dlit the stem with a knife from the
;nd to the :vine, leaving a portion of
Wh6' encumbier on each division; and
m each pppagte slip there will be
inew eucumber as large as the fIhst.
The "flfh4 " in thus chaf..
engea compeIou in the lecture
d: "A 'Oituani w bloade
is the latest San Ere oIjonov-.
46y. . Turn him loose in th 4oture
adisbahanot byedaati4 bfth
In Hartford a ton of ice costs 37}
cents, or three tons for a $1. This
does not include postage, of course.
Peter Cooper's memory is failing.
Ho says Now York aldermen wore
once honest and intelligent.
Some matches may be in heavon,
in the opionion of the Buffalo Ex
pres, but not walking matches.
Congre.ss was ieady last week to
pass a thousand appropriation bills
in a thousand quarter-hours.
Mrs. Martha Miller, the grand,
mother of General J. E. B. Stuart,
died in Gatos county, N. C., a few
Men who talk of death before
dishonor are the follows who slide
around behind the woodpile when
they hear the click of the pistol.
The most distinguished American
songbirds at present on the lyric
stage are Adelina Patti, Albina,
kellogg, Gary, .Litta, Hank and
The negro pianist, Blind Tom,
played at Columbus, Ga., one day
hi.st wveek, one membler of his aus
dienco being his mother, who lives
in the place.
The St. Louis City Council has
been asked to stop the ringing of
church bolle. They disturb the
card players and men who are
reading borrowed papers in beer
It was in Portland, Oregon, Mr.
Wilson said it was pronounced
"ack-a-demy," and Mr. Jones said
it was a-cad -amy. They drew their
pistols and popped, and both sleep
in the field behind the ac,ad-emv.
The beauty of the evening at a
large ball recently given by Queen
Margaret, of Italy, was pronounced
to be the Marquiso Villeneuve, who
although over forty,' and a grand.
mother, attracted universal admira
"Was the fog thick ?" "Why, my
dear sir, I couldn't see a thing. I
had to use my handkerchief, and the
first thing I know I got hold of the
nose of the fellow next to me,
thinking it was my own."
Neither Bayard Taylor, James T.
Fields, Mr. Whipple, the essayist,
Mr. Howells, of the Atlantic, Mr.
C. P. Lathrop, nor Mr. Underwood,
to say nothing of half a hundred
other literary lights, ever "went
In Joliet, Ill., lately, a man had
three dressed rabbits stolen from
him. With a half smile on his lips
he dressed a dead cat and hung it
where the rabbits had been. That
was stolen, too, and now there is an
inquiry as to who ate it.
Mrs. Lockwood, of Washington, is
evidently not a student of human
nature. She placed flowers upon
the desks of Senators who procured
her admissi on to the bar of the
Supreme Court. She ought to have
presented them with cork -screws.
A law on the Kentucky statute
book makes it compulsory upon
inn- keepers to provide lodging and
meals for persons traveling andl who
are unable to pay. Many tramps
take advantage of this and find no
difficulty in getting through the
The newspapers made Mr. Hayes
what he is. Now he sends word to
4heir representatives that they may
stand in the lobby and peep in at
the select company in his parlors.
Until this bitter hour many of the
correspondents were not thoroughly
assured that "Fraud was branded on
We learn with some regret that
Commissioner Le Duo has about
given up the idea of raising gold
headed canes from his recently im,~
ported bamboo shoots. The soil
and climate of this country are both
favorable to such an enterprise, but
the return of gold to par has made
it undesirable as. a business venture.
The R1ev. Joseph Cook on a boy
who climbs a tree to steal apples:
"The apples are the objective natur
al motive; the boy's appetite is, the
subjective natural mnotive; his in.
teto shis moral mnotilme,1 It is
hardly necessary. to add that the
boot or board the owner of the
orchard applies .when het %atehgs
him at it is the boy's .aua oo
The Keokuli Oonsa&ution ihas
about "sised" the weather a e
followhg : "Thel agtl6 6
catue e~y down th% '
folk t~i iask e eek &
ah -er---hitch up the mule and pull
us out; stuck, by jingo.
The Roosevelt-Vance wedding
was another of the unions between
two old families which have beeh so
frequent of late. New York has a
real aristocracy of its own in the
descendants of the sturdy old
burghers who smoked their pipes at
the doorsteps and ruled the desti
nies of Now Amsterdam in the Town
Council, and it is well that it should
be perpetuated.-Nw York .bs-.
Prof. DAscom Greene has intro.
duced an improved method of con
structing a revolving dome. The
framework is covered with paper
one-sixth of an inch thick after
drying. It has a structure as com,
pact as that of the hardest wood,
which it excels in strength, tough..
neas, and freedom from any liability
to fracture. It is supported on six
eight-inch balls, which roll between
grooved iron tracks, and can easily
be revolved by a moderate pressure,
without the aid of machinery.
C HEESIE! CHEESE I CHEESE
LLBS. Choice Factory Choese
' O As low as the lowest.
oct 17 U. G. DESPORTES.
THE BAY STATE
"Standard Screw" Shoes
will alwiys give SATISFACTION.
J. M. B3EATY & CO.
Canned Goods-Tomatoes, Peach
es, Salmon, Sardines, Pickles, &c.
Teas--Gunpowder and Young
Hyson. J. M. BEATY & CO.
LIVES ARE OFTEN LOST
B Y the use of cheap Kerosene. Get
one of our safety Lamps in whieh
even the most dangerous oil i safe.
$20,000 Saved Yearly to Fairfield,
When our farmers learn to purchase
"hemicals and make their own fertilizers,
Call and get a book telling how it oan be
dee 28 McMASTER & BRICE,
-ANOS Bitter Water, Yeast Cakes,
i Bull's Cough Syrup, German
Syrup, Rat Exterminator, Gum
Opium, Hepatic Compound.
several Stewart Sewing Mrehines,
being the "improved Singer," for
which we ure agents.
ich 4 MCMASTE1 & Baio.
A BOUT the 16th of March we pro
L.pose to remove our stock of
goods to the store now occupied
by J. M. Beaty & Co., where we
will be pleased to see all our forxrier :
friends ar d customers. Previous
to that event we will sell at
to avoid unnecessary trouble in
Just. received a lot of fine an.
canvassed hams. Also, Plows I
Plows I Plows Ill
3. F. McMASTER2 & C00.