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-THE NEWS AND HERALD.
WINNSBORO, S. C.
THURSDAY, December 23, r 1879.
I:. );rux na ris Rurro%
/NO. 8. S- REYNOLDS. Assocwxric 'RDIn.
Christmas has come again. It al
ways comes around about this time of
the year, and brings with It the same
scentes, the sante occupations, the
same merry-makings for the day, and
the samne headachos to the old folks
and the same other sorts of aches to
the little people the next mornling.
Who would be without Christnas, a
tinie when everybody can get young
and shoot tire crackers and blow tin
horns and eat turkeys and other good
things, and forget. cares and troubles
for one day in the year at least? Let
us ill Iurn out to-day to do honor to
Santa Claus, and to enjoy the good
things he has brought us.
The celebration of Christmas, tho
birth-day of our Lord, is of ancient
origin. The institution of the festival
is ascribed to Telesphous, who flour
ished In the reign of Antoninus Pius
!it the second century, but the first
traces of it are fouind in the reign of
Coninodus, a few years later. Dio
cletian, in the third century, is said
to have set, fire to a church in Nicome
dia ia which a multitude of Christ inis
had assembled to celebrate the festivr.1
and to have prevented any of the un
fortnate victims from escaping from
the flamies. Neither Dioclet ian, how
ever, nor any other persecutor, nor
even the Puritans, under Cromwell.
Sicceeded iln abolishing this seii-de
votional feat., iad Christmas vill be
ob.served as long its there aire young
people on the vartl, and old people to
give theimi the wherewithal to iiake
Amon the early churches there is
said to have beeni no uniif'ormitv ill the
periud of observing the iativity.
Some held the festival in May, some
in April and others in Janunry. It is
argued that, the bi rth of the Savior
could not. have occurred on the 25th of
December, because that Is the height of
the rainy scasonm inl Judea, and sliep
herds could hmrdly have hecI watch
ing their flocks by night, and the
wise menc might not not., probably,
have seena the new star rising over
Bethlehem. Gradually, however, tle
23hh of December was selected, chielly
fbr the fuowing reason, it is said.
The winter solstice was regarded by
the heathen no0tionis as that point of
the year at which begins the renewed
life andl activity of Nature, and its
coming was celebrated with great
rejoicing, especially anmong the Celts
and tile Germans in the North. At this
season the Gerians held their great
Yule feast, in commemoration ot' the
return of the fiery sun wheel, and
they believed that during the twelve
o ?o ie 6h Jnuaythey could
trace the p~ersonal movements and~
interferences on earth, of 0(1in,
Berchta and thleir other great deit ies.
Wheni Christianity p)enet1rated these
wilds it found great difficulty in pre
servling the wvorship of the true re
ligion inconitaminated1 by old heathen
customs. Learned schlolars hold t hat
when the fostival of Christmas was
adop~ted, its date was made thlat of the
old Yule feaist. To eradiente these
pagan customs the church strove earn
estly, and olainated its '"manger
songs," its Christmas carols and~
Christmas dramas, which subsequent
ly degtenerated1 auto Tarees and fools'
festivals. Ilenice also arose the cus
tomn of Christ trees or Christmas trees,
adorned with lights andl filled withI
glits. During the seventh and eighth
centuries, priuay, several other
festivals, partly 0old and partly new,
were added to the original day, and a
whole weok or more was givoen up to
feasting and1joy. In Course of time,
Christmuras has becomo a universal
fesg.val, and although some churches
reject it In its political aspect as a
huim:tn invenltion, and as ''savorinig
of papestical will worships," still as a
social holiday It is everywvhere ob
served. In the North It Is yielding ini
honor to New Year's dlay, but the
Southern people, white and colored,
still cling to theO old traditions, and
call for their "Christmnas gilis."
After this profounud dissertationi on
the origin of the day, we wish our
readers a merry Christmas, with the
hope they may enjoy many returns of
this joyous Yule tId1e.
Air Castles on the Congaree.
The Columbia legiser, is already
building air castles on the banks of
the Congaree Canmal, and we hopo they
will sooni be In actual existence, It
demonustrates COnlclsvely by figures
the groat capabilities of the magnif..
cent water power now on the eve of
developmnent. Professor John Le
Conte, then of the South Carolina Uni
vqrsity, made a survey of the river at
Isa point abd estimated the water
power' as greater than that of Lowell.
Iteeent 5t11rveys grmo evenl more favor
able thian lia. ilesides this, .faetories
in Coluibta cani 11run all the year
roundy wvhile those of Lowelle are
frozen t, keveral mnonths in the yar.
The Regae r Is not contenut wvith mere
general statementse, butt enters into
particoular~s. From it we gather the
h e parties dflsn the enter
pvyeo*egeo to (eyldi fteenthoulsanid
horse power"In .tinke. years, to give
the State ffteentlgadred of .tis, and
to 6t f faoroi estIg g *2',00
eratite$ And consuming 18,000
bales 0% cotton at~c~' fi.~d3
2,500 operatives. consume 40,000 balea
Syt r, n111d lisburse three. quarters
of i million dollars P year. Tho en
t-iro Iiter power will be able to run
thirty mills, employing 800,000 spin
dies, consuming 400,000 bales of cot
ton a year and involving tin invest
ment of $28,000,000. They will give
employment to over 25,000 operatives,
and disburse $7,250.000 per annum, of
which $5,000,000 would be for market
It will be secu that this water pow
er is capable, if fully developed, of
manufctui ng every bale of cotton
raised in I he limils of Souti Carolina.
Experts ,iy that tihe price of cottont is
doibled by being timaiufactured. The
cotton crop of this State at tenl cells is
about eiglteei miiioliwa dollars. If
manufac ured it would sell for thirty
.;y the passage of the Canal D111 the
SIte has done her part. Wo sincere
ly hope that capital will respond freely
to this liberal invitition, anid that ero0
long the iir castles of the Jlegister
will l;e realized in solid brick ail
granite strucires, surrounded, each,
)y its leat village ofoperat ivOs' houses,
an1d enriching not oly%, Columbia, but
the wholo State. We hope the JRegis
ter will conlinne to peg away at (lie
enterprise until its efflorts aecrowned
AN ALL1,ATOI( STOR T.
Sene Facts A11n1L the Halbita of tile Reptile
How They May Ie Caisturc--One Felnow
That. Gave Trouble to Those Trying to
(WHlITTI.N FOl TRl( NhW4 AND uIiAL!,.J
For twentv-seven ears. inl the good
old unte-bellim lime -s, I lived with my
i'amily it ou1 Greent Island 1ome it
the headl of' St. I lelena Sound. Mor
pual's Islaid wis just. Sevenl miiles from
(lie oeall, an1d froimu the flue light
ho il1 ll'301 untuing Island, o1e of' tihe
chains of 1ihuns ex tening from St.
]lelena Sound to Port Royal harbor.
From our piazza or parlor window
couldan viglihtbe seen its beatiifiul
light, as, revolving its bright flash
around, less and less till ahlost out,
when, waxing brighiter id bliriglter
agnill, the( bright flash shiowel to the
benighted luariner, far out at sva,
his whereabouls anlid how to steer his
vessel saife through the r-eef's and slloals
and breakers on eithet' side. Blut it
was an all igiator stoly I was to write.
Well, of' these there were several large
olies which inl flh winter and 11most oftle
sununlllier were inl tihe poilds, from
which they oflen went into the creek
an(d river. On severall oceasions I
have come up with s111all onIes of three
and Four feet, Crossing tie field, going
from one ponid to allother, w hich I
have killed; but these old largo ones
walked only at night and were shy,
seldom giving 0110 sight of them.
Somewhat riemote from the road muost,
frequented was a pon1d ct irely hidden
f'om view by ia thick growth of pall
iet to, willow and other trees, matted
w 'ith ild,3 gi ~ 'l'gh
of' Ihis pond1(, wvas a little knoll wuithI a
few mlyrf le bushes on w'hich had beeni,
two yearis before, the nest itmide of
graiss, leaves and rushes, of 01ne of
these large alligators, which hatfcd
out. a r'umorous brood. Standing on
this knoll, I've Seen a dlozen1 or mor'e
of the y'oung ones meansurinug from six
to twelve inches, swiiniin~ ar'ound~
flhe hole-two 01' thlree of whieh 1 have
wrappedH)( up1 ini my) hlanderchiief, Put
iln my1 plocket anmd carried hIome for' my
childten to play withl. Th'e sprli ng
atirer, mayb3'e, hav~ing seeni a large all
gtor uip ont ot' the water' itn this pond,
1 one0 warm") sprinlg (lay took miy g'un
loauded wit h No. 1 buck-shot, and1(
walked ou'l exp leting to see her'. I
cre >t noiselessly th roughi the mar'gini
a111( f'ound her stretched off' on flhe
shore, situliling huerself' and, I jun Iged,
asleep. .1 aiitned f'or the r'ear 'of' the
l'bmeleg, wh'lichi is thle pla1ce to kill anl
alhgator. .01' course she pluinged ofl'
anilla inlstanti was ini h10r hole,
which ranll f'ar and dleep) under the
knol01 above muentioned. Thrulee dav~s
a tier one of flhe hands comuing out 'of
the field found( lheu' walking in thue
paisim, and0 311seeing heri diisaibled killed
l'er' witht his aXe. I dlon't r'emember'
but tink shue wats cighut and a hualf or'
nilne feoet long and very stout. Until
then 1 wais not aware of the fact, 1nor
do I think it, is generally knlown-thme
peculiaruity or' the eg~g ol the alligator',
ml which it difl'ers fl'om tat of the
turille, telrrapinl and( all otheir (Juadr'u
padcs. It. is oune-flhird lar'geur, white,
and1( looks likes thue Eng'ish (luck eggr
but lias 1no yellow or yolk. This one
had perhuaps half' a buishel of eggs.
1 killed a laurger 01n0 after'war'ds in
anlofte unfr''(ieened pond1( on the
back of' flue islaund-but tho villainous
wruetchu I mneanlt to write abouut was
theu largest b~ut one I had ever seen,
anld pr'owled back and1( for'th fl'om flue
Back Cr'eek whichu ran up from Comi
bahece unidei' the bluff on tha~mt side of'
the island'i a creek which up her'e
wouuld be deoiae a r'iver. Fr'omi
this cr'eek a cove r'an up1 and1( hieaded in
a bold d1itchl whichl ran inito thle af'ore
said ponld. Th'1e alligator' was usuaully
to be seen in thtir' weather', lying acr'oss
lhe croek, jiust above thue mnoutht of' the
I had often wished for a gentle,
docile dog wichu I'd feel easy in seeing
my chmildren playIng with unlder flue
table-had beemn tryinig to obtain a
Newfoundland. But my1 0o(d frienid
Captai Vincent, of' Charleston, seont
mnc a fine setter 1pup1 which puroved to
be just such a dog as I wvished for'
affectionate inl disposition and at tached
to miy childruen, growing up1 as lie (1id
withl them. He loved huunting anid
delighted in going with the boys
shloothlig. On 0one occasion wheon a
young 'ien was( on5 1 a visit to lmy
boy-on)e teni, tihe othier' twelve year's
-anjd I had little f'ear of trunstlng them
with a gLen, twvo of thle boys took iup
thueir guns, whuen D~ash, wvho was ever
on1 thue watch, jumpe1)d uip from where
he was lying before .the fire, fondled
abotit thecir feet-showiing, by hIs whole
exprecssion, courntenanlce and thue wag
of his taih, his delight at a prospective
hlunt. Sooni as thuey hlad comn pleod
their arrangem'ents 'they went of the
dog runnlgn boreu'., Poor fellow1
we nover' AhItain. The bysa
had sed(tabifokin, the ig of Ia
o0r1-10Wi bh1,'t banj lo'.tIdeo -ran
aW~6ssithe Qbove ate the7 Btitdk dre olc nd
took the river. Dash purisued'i d(Mud
swamn afer it,-when the boy s, eedning
the 1aimrgo ahlgator on the ote side,
jumped over the water fence and r. a
quickly 1.0 the edge of the steop bluti,
onily to see the alligator in full prslilSuit
of the (log, which, scoing lits danger,
InstinctiveLy put out all ils strength,
trying to make the shore. But the
alligator also was making all his speed
just il his wake, and although now
quit near, and both boys lired a load
of duck shot Into his face, hoping to
stop or turn hlls course, lie sped oin,
and when alhost. ashore, took the (log
down, when they saw no more of'hini.
We all were grieved for the loss of our
pet dog. The household felt the loss,
Iald I Imvsel' thouight I'd rather have
lost tle two best cows and calves on
the place. The next day was Sunday,
anll(d after breakfast I took a walk over
to the creek. It was high water and
there in the cove lay the old scoun
drel. I sat down some timie on a log,
when I approached the water's edge,
supposing he would swii oti' or go
down, as I had always seen hin do; ii
stead of which lie (d what I never be
fore saw one do-lie ramsod himself
half out, of (lie water, when if I had
only had nv gun loa.ded with ball or
buck-shot, I could, so near, have
killed him with ease. lie lay lookin r
deflianee at mne. The taste of blooh
mitade hin muore ferocious, I thought,
and I believe if I had only gone a toot
deep into Ihe', water lhe would have
taken me off, which, strong as Ie was,
he could have dole.
Threel days alter, I went down to
the lack Creek to tish-our sheep
head ground, which is niade by sim
ply drivigi into tle bottoi stoit pine
poles fornungimi'i an oblong pen six or
eight feet. wide, into wlifh are thrown
soie heavy live-oak logs. Sheep
head. young drum1 and *hool bass go
throug h1 betweeni the poles on which
iI a bou six weeks tlie barnacle forms,
to feed on these, and also for protec
tion froma tle porpoise and shark.
Our sheep-hend ground was near the
nmouth of the cove. We had caught
our1 bait, tle china-back lidler, shoved
otY our skiff; all three got in, pushed
otT, tied to a stake, and before we had
put our lines out, I looked up and
saw our alligator making a bee-line,
coming straight for uts. We were inl a
shallow skifT only, and so low to tle
water that. I knew it' lie only got o1e
for'e-pIaw oi the side, over we must
go, and in the eight teet depth of
water' on1e of uts woul I never come
out. The bovs said ''l'usi ashore."
Satisfied lie ivanIit to at tack us, I saw
niothing else was to be done, and
quickly I drew the loop over the head
of' thlie stale and being quite near the
shore the boy ran tle skiff on in a
momeil, 11td 110 sooner did he see
whaiit we hand done. than I.e dI &ib rately
atirned til] aid slowl swam back to
his place across the creek. After
standing a few minutes on tie bitl',
talkin.g, of the au1idacity of the old
beast. we concu'hded to ialve oir fish1.
W%*'-jilped (ownit the bluff, shoved
oil, and utlade flst, anld put out ouir
liies, each with an eve to the alliga
tor. We had just steatdied our' frail.
tickn;li skil' and settled in our places.
John said, "Look yonder, Father,"
and sure enou-h ihe was coming
again, lull lilt, right for us as before.
I' we had been in doubt before, we
were now certain he. imeant to attack
us. There was nothing at all-no
gun, axe or anvtlihing but a paddle on
the boat. There was no time to coi
sul-. I flelt queer, and that the respon
sibility' rested onl me, and thinking
pruL1dence the better part of valor, I
loosed the skill' and told the boys to
shove ashore, which as we did, we
..... .0 - LI'IUenuerat[ey turni
aund slowly swyim back as betfore to
his pla1ce. This we thotught was a
predy piece of' business, niaving' Ouri
iishiing fairly knocked up and ini this
unIexpected1, huminiiliat ing wia'. 'Twas
too bad anid ve~xatious, andt I right
(lien resolved I would do my level
best to either' catch or kill that alliga
Next day we carriied a large boat
iround into tihe creek, anid this time
(took care to have my gun loaded wvith
balls and wvent providedi with a long
oneO-inchi tarr'ied rope) amnd two heavy
stakes. The alligator did not show
himinself', but I kucew 1he was not far
off. 1 made a hand drive firmly (lown
upl ini the miarshi, fir'st one thten the
eote stalke, croshig eachl other', anid
make fast oine end (of the rope, then to
(lie othier end attached a shark hook,
havi ng thrmee f'eet of smnall chin.
Upon01 this he 3k I puIt a hunk of' abouit
five pounids of' fresh beet', which I
placeud on au hoard two feet long to act
as a float., whichl I 'astenied so as to
rise and full wvith the t ide, anid just
whier'e lie always lay. That eveninig I
r'ode dlowin, hoping to find him hook
edl. T1he villain lay with his nose not
three feet tromt (lie bait, which I could
see lie had not touiched. Next nmorni
ing I rodle down to see, butt my bait
stood (lie same, unitouched, and
lie as before lynig with his nose
almsost 01n 15, apparenitly just smell
lug it. After waiting on him
to the thir'd (lay without suiCess, amnd
flindinig lie was inot likely to be caught
this way, I bethought mec to fall on
some other' plan1. I know he wettback
anid for'th fromi (lie crecek into (lie
pond1( to his hole In the pondo. The
dhitch runining fromt the he(adl of (lie
cove inito (lie pond was six feet wide
at (lie top), shelvIng to the bottom,
wvdhi was two and a half feet at (lie
bottom and ab~oult three anda half dloep
at the end iiext (lie cove. This ditch
wvas his path up into the pond, and it
occurrett to 1me that I might be as
smiart as lhe and make a tr'ap for him
here. Accordingly, I had a load of
pu ncheons hauled to the spot, also some
stakes. Taking (lie boys with me, we
next day went, and first laying (lie
punchleonS across said ditch, of course
touching, covered In about ten feet
and rolled om them thn lih< avy pa'm t
to amid live oak log whichi was to gv
wveight and stead iess to (lie top; te
leavinig suifliit space for the door we
drove two square pieces of 8x4 with
groove to receive a dooir, and filled 'in
the twvo spaces, drivinig stakes well
down into the ground. We now made
a door to fit inito the grooves, putting
a loop in the to) to receilve the end, of
a rod which at ItIs niiddle fitted In a
mortise on the head ofan upright piece
the lower' end being securely fasionetd
Into (te heavy hog. To the other end
of the rod we faustented a shtrong (wino
strin~g, wvhich ran do*n and passed
through a f'orked stick driven into the
ground on on one side at (lie bottom
and r'ununing across the bottom, hitched
b~y a loop on the top of a pin and in
such a way that any'thing coming In
contact with this string inst make
the door at the end to fall. Havlug
completed our trap, dieptin~ the endl
next the cove, We left (tap dpot' ip
and went home pleased withut prosa
pet, of sitcess. Tto ~ae iter, rid
ing by,,1- saw that A ~iItrhbld
gone fi em the creek ~pl~Qtep
qud althougthit was 6t lebiOV1d
w'dNere after, I-thokht I ~~.d"et
our tr ap for ;him. ' lig ' rth
boy~s took .their axoe and -hatehiet and
we drovo our1 stakee doivn and secuted
the end of the trap we had left open
In the cove, and setting It loft the trap.
Next day It was as we had let't it, but
next morning, I think It was, onl gonih
to It, we found the door down aid t1
'gator in It. We got a noose over is
head, and putting another noos in
the rope, put It over the horse's head
and led him off at fMl trot fbr the
children at home to mo0, tied him to a
tree for anli hour or so, then mutade a
negro kill him. lie was seven feet
I agaln took out the end of the trap
and fastened ihe door so that it could
not ll, for as I saild, through under.
the trap wais the pati, and ill this ditch
tile alligator walked when going to lis
hole ill (lie pond, or coming back into
(he creek, and aiways at night, espe
Cially iller i heavy rain. The big onic
we wore after was' to be scn every ' day
im his place across the creek. It was
i week after that we had a heavy rain
o night, and I rode down next 1110111
lug to reconnoitre. I saw by his
tracks that he had come up and was
ill his hoile. We at once drove down
(lie stakes. making the head of the (1111),
which, aller puttilig ol some repairs,
I that evening sot. Next day it stood
untouched, but the day ifter while at
breakfhst, tie cow boy came and told
Us the trapli) was dowil. We lastenied
down only to find, to our great vexa
tioli, our gamiie was gone. lie had been
Caught, an1d staindiig on the shelving
side of tile tra, with his strong broad
shoulders, he 111d mnalg(ed to lit. all
(lhe weight, push aside one eid of sev
eral otlie puncheons, makiig a hole
im oue corlier tlriough which lie had
squeeze( an(d made hih escape. After
this we s'aw n0 more of him--tllik he
letl those parts.' lie was a very htirgo
alligator, between nine and tell feet
long, perhaps, aid very thick. But
the patrircllh of the Island, Imy driver,
killed one several years before, which
was much larger than elther of the two
I had sen oil tie ceiling of the m1ue
um1 in Charleston. F.
CRMEltON IN 211 V $ADL E.
Getting the Machine leady to Pull GImnt to
the white House.
From tie 1'hillade1)lla T1"ncs.
The election of Seiator J. Donald
Cam'sineron to the Cthairmliaship of the
iepublican National Committee has
much 1iealliig inl it that is obvious to
all ill(eiligeit observers of political
events. A conference with (eieral
Grant at Ilarrisburg, Oil Mo11m, a
tollowed by Senator Cameron li asten
iug back to Washington to marshal the
Grant imen of the coiinlitteo ill line to
give him the hiighest comnili'd of the
pary ; and the Sherman followers
took posiiion in the rear of the Grant
veteranls 1or the promotion of the
younig Penllnsylvinia Senator. There
were eariest but fit,'ul el'orts to or
ganize the commitee ill te'lowship
with Blaine, but the result was a
'eneral straggling along the Blaine
me until the contest was practically
abandoned. The effort to concentrate
tle opposition to Cameron Oil Mr.
William E. Chandler was a misven
lure, as should have been known be
Fore it was begun. Chandler has
nothing of Zach Cliandler about him
but the last name and a lower grade
of unscrupulous pardisalshlip; and to
give 1hm command of the national
organization wouh have been worse
thai a blunder. He isbright. versatile
and handy to have about a committee,
but the clothes of the chief would hang
ridiculously loose on him.
chlairmnan indicates thant -the coming
contest is to be one of any degree of'
desper'ation'i nceCsary t~o assure Rep1ut -
hican succes. ie is the mnan whIo was
first to the front to revise the vote of
Louisiana and Florida after tile elec
tion of Trilden, anid haive those Stat; s
delivered to Hayes. lHe was then Sec
reinry of War, and it was his assuir
aneto thle Southerni Rleturninlg Uoards(l
ot' the p rotect ion of the bavonet that
clear'ed ib e inisuperable ofbstacles in
(lie way ot'the fraud, and Ihnves re
wardlei the Cabitiet officer' who had
saved him11 aft.er defeat by a dismissal
and a homily 01n Civil Service Reform.
Senator Cameron is doubt less quite
willing to rep~eat the Louisiana and
Filrida business~ whlenever and
wherever necessary to succeed1 iln 1880,
but we hazard little ini assumning that
he0 wVon't prlopose to repeat it to lake
in such1 a political waterhaul as Hayes.
lie wVon't stop for prlayers8 wh'en lhe
sh~ould cut across lots anrd thr'ough any
sort of brambles to carry the election';
but lie does want to 1)e sure that when
lhe goes wvoolinig in that rather' perilous
way, he won't come home shear'ed.
lie knows Granlt, and lhe is for' Grant
for the reason that somnethline better
than civil service platituides will be his
reward if Granit Is pulled thr'ough.
Ile may prefer Sherman as a second
choice, but hie is not guited in devotion
to second choices in any thing aind es
pecially in p)olitlics. With all the gen
tle offices which have passed between
Cameron and Blaine, lhe doesn't seem
to inceline to let Blaine get in a position
where the memnor'y of Cincinnati ight
be reOvived unpleasantly and fearfully
avenged. Readinig the national com
mittee by its plaily defined actions,
the selection1 of so able anid bold( a p)ar
tisan of Grant as Cameron, on the
Grant Issue, means that G rant shall be
nomninated and that no trick shall be
lost to compass his election.
SENATORYVANCE DANCING ALL NrGHT.
-Mr. James R. Ran dali, pleasantly
rememnbei'ed throughout the South as
thle author of "Maryland, My Mary
land," is cler'k of the Congression'al
Committee to investigate Kellogg, and
writes concerning a trip of the mem
bers of the committee to tihe mouth of
MississIppi. After the speaking came
mutual pledges of good fellowship in
several various fluids and then "the
trpng of the lghlt (or heavy) fant
ttote." Mr. 1111 dId hlot join In
this latter amfusemenlt but Mr. Vance
was the hero of it. '*hen he would
stop out of sheer weariness, some lady1
wvould send word that he must take
the floor again, and1 he always corn
plied with tile request. About eight
'eloek I made my way back to the
boat; but the festivities did not end
until about four o'clock, .at which
hour I was aroused- b one-half the
State of North -Car'o1ina plaintively
hIquiring for missing bed clothes.
-Who wrote "A Fool's Errand ?"
thlough not quhite so hiportant a ques
tIo~ a that relatIng to the identity of
c ontinues too eIe'cise the minds
.hWe aper writers, Nothl aind
Botstthw betheri Ootgrzor Cham r-'.
Ialk or iudge Tourgoe er someb y~
Blse, it. is pretty genlerlly conee d
that the an hor is nog a fool.
&#Ez You Stos?-4f so, go to your
nearest druggist or store, andl buy a
box of Dr*ilder'sXiver Pills. 'They
#11 core! you. You can find4 thom ,in
ay store. JFor sale by Dr. W. E.
Kilep . y19
IN 200TO. AND si BOTTLE98
Its properties are Demuleent Nutri,
Byies i zam soothinad e a ig.
'ombinig alithese iiniuti it in thei
most effeotive LUNGT AL8 eve
offered to sufferersifrom pxii onary
DR. J. F. HAYWOOD,
of Now York, voluntarily Indorses it. s)
-READ WHAT HE SAYSfa
dV T'I' DI Now Yo:k. Sept.. 19, 1877.
tlhar 6ir-Durinx this ivar I v.tod ue < hudred
eas of lung d iseamea. n the lower warts of the
city the case %o of a NAr Hvere tyWOe. It was
tore my~ fitention w.. oallit'toTuttvs IGI~qOtorant,
dr c nt s D sin r prise at its wo us kodwer.
ring a practice of twenty years.inawe never
me a budie t an ad ut andwith uh
siplreffucts. It Inattatlysubdued tuse most violan
is o y o ghingh ad Invariably cured the dise.a
a dfew Oag, I Nlserfully indrse It as W beAt lung
3)Odilue e ver used.
J. FKtANOIS ILAYWOOID, AL IX
A NEWSPAPER PUB1. WRITES.
Office 'T nin - News. Augusta, (Is.
Dr. TUTI: Dar hi-t ail goa. wae attackeo
with p uu :unia lt.t wintur, %o ole ta. avWith a
71ont cough thLin lasted till tins a mouth sin
our of which I om indoibtd tour valuab.
Exptorant. 1 had tried lust everr thinsg reoint.
eanded, but nou daugtd a usAe your un
able to aiso thephlegn t llave you rita.
petorant thni bottle of 4 reanove the cough.
entirely. With c anc tha u Advur truay.
Had terrible NIH T SWEa TS.
Memphis, Feb., 11. 1811.
]Dr. TU'1'1: Air-I have been sutfering fur niearly two
years with a severo cough. When I comnimmicod tin.
kin our xpectoranta I was reduced to titohtukdred
anisiteen scpopj in wkeight. I hind ted almost
everythingl cad te oightIswiits. ilharetaken
half dozen bt at% The tiglht sweats have loft me
the cough hasvdiapparod.an s ha.veminedtiftee
poundeaIies. I retcomend it to all- my friends.
With groat. rspect, rUt, .I
Reader, have you caught a coll? Are yon un.
Wbe to rause tme phlegin? hauve you an irrita.
?ifiiiitlfe throat? A BisIso of omitreselou ous
the lungs, with short breaith? Do you lIsv as
tit of coughin~g on lyinog down I A uhsrps pain
nOW and then in the reglin of the Leart, aluoul
6tadu~uu back? If' so, citsa Adile Is take at
oncit uoso of lnlt's Ixpctorumt; yout will moon
be ab'le to rafan the phllegmu. In an hiour repat
tluo Expectortt Imlaco aliot iron to the fcet~tsko
two of Tuit's i'lile. Yen will soon fall into a
plenaant sleop and wake up lIn the inorniuig,
cough gono, lungs working freely; easy breath
Itig, anid the o uwels umovlg iu a utuiral manner.
To prevent a rcturu of tieso synptons use the
)fxic'to antsevea ys.
Office, 35 Murray Street, N. Y.
C1111E S ORPID LIVER.
CURE DYSP&LO SIA.
IVEJ APITI E.
PUllrl FYC T ADA E.
Co E, BILIOUS Col i .
PUI1191rIY TRARE BLOOD.
TUTT'S HAIR DYE
"IAY Iail n appKEs changed to a GLols
.LAYousinl applicationo cthiaDyi. It ig.
partsa Natura lor, acts Instantakously an is
as Harmless as spring water. old by Drugghts, o
hent b express on receipt of 1.
Office, 35 mu say i., New York.
MHE FIUMEND 01F ALIL I
ETOLLO WAY'S PiLLS!!
"uhad no appefite; Holloway's Fills
ye me f erty nise.n
rubbe ome for ynothr boxmet ahndte
nth earsade. ni" a lf.
"hsenda mehroc. ;Iwntoe o
"1 cavelone a ol your price t my 25b
rents chtoler micsie er is ottle
"Yodur v boxe of olwyur intls."
"Lre me ofaves threoes heaf you
rilsbby roeto ur mainfor ehi nd
he ovnder nois huch ot."ioiasa
"Solem btwobs want oe for to
"And e fiveios of oukin tis."nt
met inchv mothreealuboxes otr
Pill by thetorn meaci, fechils tonth
IPhavese ofri'20emedy, tverymniaa
mthe ste, s~to strachfl)l any in
ore Cruc NEOUi DIhe RDhrotSm,
A lverptior ofthe sarin. Itis anin
halbxeeremedy foale, bad peerasts,
wintrated ostif joring egouts torhea
Pssesgaed f .hiAs x remdy ery for
ino Unted System, soroundeach aox ofin
"Ternre omintb thsesbe eans, cyuresn
ew odces ofi th throat stonuach,
rivrig otM peaty. I& Cos, finIn
hale orne o a esbdbess
Bonrate Notis joits, Gods, rhounery
im.d alle ati dtheaoresto ofJ
J. tM. Begaty o& C. alt.remc s il C forh
ngUnte, Rue Stluitas cand bohofesat
owed Clashet proces . 'cei,82Cnsad
Re brJ..h.t o.mk
0N Teis or t ~ihe ystateg bytanr
scre Shoes athsoroNew ork.
Ao nGodstk of gookids Launriedalnd
llo.,vll at J. M. Beaty & Co.'s, orn
orystionspaite Goos, hiengy
rinM.inecaty J. Co. ea oln Coth
orn, hasoruer. ut nd osa
so'asd Gosh p Domes. is kns
Sem. eaty &~ CM.Iet&C. ak
srociest of thall knstandy Stack-l'
lrow, hoey, Sotil store0 d ter c'er.
A ynin stock at gthe cornrisoe of
., . at e & - Co. 'scre
toare ha.e edhereiec
legaini Cehm. ,Mohe earofthe1
3iord o , Alache.tetros in.s
)rioliie,&c, atB1. BAtyN, .',
mr-..y Good s.
Sales greater than ever, which shows the INTINSIC VALUE and GRE AT
CHEA PNESS of our goods.
SUGENHEIMER & GR ESCIIEL,
If you Want to save money by buying your goods, como and see us beforo
FOR THE CHRISTAS HOLIDAYS!
WILL offer my entire stock at bottom prices, as you will see by:my
iprice list This is a rare opportunity to partieq in need of goods.
100 pieces Standard Prints @ 7 cents. All domestic goods at factory
prices. Dress Goods commencing at 8 to 10 cents. Something stylish @
12 cents. Crepe Cloths reduced to 20 cents. Blick Cashineres to Close
out at cost. Kentucky Jeans at 15, 20, 25, 80, and 33W cents. Something
extra in-Canton Flannels at 12 cents. Look at our $6 and $7 Blankets.
100 Boxes paper Collars at 2j cents. Notions in great variety.
SHOES! SHOES ! SHOES!
Three Cases of Mens' Boots @ $2, $2.25 $2.40 and $4. Something fine
in a Standard Screw Boot at $4.00 Ladies and Misses Shoes in great va
riety. Misses' Fine Shoes a specialty. An elegant line of Glass nud
Crockeryware-A big drive.
Js Lam MIMNAUGH,
dec16 LEA DER OF LO VPRICES."
WE havs now open, and will sell as low as any reliable house in town
our second supply of Fall and Winter Goods.
I case Fruit of the Loom Long Cloth..
25 pieces other brands of Long Cloth.
1 case Bessbrook Jeans.
pieces assorted Jeans and Cassimeres.
pieces new style Prints.
Dress Goods, Alpacas, Mohairs, Cashmeres.
Blankets, white and colorod, Flannels, Linsays, Ginghams, BromiL
Homespuns, Plaid Homespuns, Drillings, Osnaburgs, Bed Ticking, Hick
ory Shirting, Cotton Flannels.
Comforts, Shawls, Oloaks, Boulevard Skirts.
A full supply of white and colored Dress Shirts, Undershirts and
Drawers, Bleached, Brown and Colored Half Hose.
Clothing and Hats.
Overcoats I Overcoats ! I Overcoats I I I
For the ladies we have a nice stock of Undervests, Hosiery, Gloves,
Ruffling, Collars and Cuffs, Edgings ank Insertions, Ribbons, &c.
The "Pinafore," "Jnia," "Pride" and "Beatrice" Corsets.
White Goods, such as Nainsooks, Jaconets, Cambrics and Lawns.
For houso-keepers, we have a full line of Table Damask, Doylies,
Towels, Bleached and Brown Sheetings
Notions in great variety..
Ladies' Missea' and Children's Shoes.
Men's, Youths' t.nd Boys' Boots and Shoes.
Trunks, Valises, Satachels, and Umbrellas.
In our Grocery Department can be found everything needful at low
We cordially invite an inspection of our stoek, feeling assured that we
a n please. F. ELiER & cO.
THE ELEPHANT HAS COME,
-WITH A FRESH STOCK OF
FALL AND WINTER GOODS,
WINNSBORO DRY GOODS, FANCY 'GOODS, AND MILLINERY
We take pleasure in announcing to our friends and the publio generall
that we are now opp ing the finest and most complete assortm'ent bf Fa1
cn Winter Goods, cltouding, Vane and Staple Dr Goodes all the latest
styles of Millinery, dies' Dress Goods,. Fancy Goods and Trimmings
QROERIES, CONFECTIONERIES, SHOES, HATO, CLOTIXING
OROCKERY, TIN and WOODENWARE, LUMBEB, 'ET'
orhich will be offered. Awery low i1es; as we are determined to sell heap
st th the oheapestj t :09rd 1 invite all to call aid see for ithemselves
SEWING A E e * own AVIS WEED,and AMERICAN