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WINSBORO, S. 0.
TOEsDA, DCEMBER 0, t t a1s
* W. L. A"DOAZ1 ox ",
Wa call attention to the card of Mt
Paul M. Brice, in another column, and
desire to state in connection there
with that we are the authors .of the
articles referred to, and are fully re
sponsible for the sentiments expressed
in the same.-EDs.
Tus News an Courier is right for
once. The Charleston postoffice should
be built of Fairfield county granite.
There is no stone in the world stronger
or more beautiful, and its use would
bring a very large sum of money into
the State of which everybody would
receive some--the Fairfield farmers
who would help feed the extra work.
men, merchants in various parts of
the State who would sell goods to
them, the railroads which would do
the hauliig and the capitalists who
would receive a fair return for their
- money. It would be entirely proper
for the Senators and Iiepresenatives
from this State to give some time and
Work to having Carolina granite used
instead o1' marble and iron from other
States. The South ought to be allowed
to realize on what drippings she does
get from the Federal treasury.
The MoIdters' Home.
The Senate has passed a pension
bill giving to the disabled Confederate
soldiers and sailors of this State five
dollars per month; the bill will doubt
le6s also be passed by the House. On
the calendar of the Hourso another
bill is pending, if it too, like the Sen
ate bill, has not passed to a third read.
ing. We refer to the bill. to establish
a soldiers' home. This last bill, it is
to be hoped, will be killed by the
Senate or vetoed by the Governor.
From whatever point of view this bill
Is contemplated it is open to the ss
picion of being a shrewd dodge to
catch the "soldier vote." In the first
place, it will take thousands of dollars
to build the home, and thousands more
more to keep it going, it will have to
have its "officers" and "stewards,"
who will doubtless be chosen, to the
disgust of the inmates, from the hun
gry veterans of the political field.
Better save the money that would be
required to build and operate this.in
stitution to pay tho*pensions with, as
they fall due. There are other objec
tions to the "homo;" it would be a
home only in name. Its little bosses
would imbibe that spirit of arrogance;
they would manifest that unbearable
insolence of office" which is borne of
* power in little minds. The "home"
it would have it be. Let the money
which this bill would require go into
the pensionr fund.
*Local Taxation Again.
Commenting upon our article on
local taxation for school purjoses, the
Columbia Record has this to say:
Hlowever correct may be thuIs view
of the taxing power, considered with
reference to the ancient, not to say
effete doctrines of the common .law,
the practice of levying taxes through
the action of the peoplo themselves is
too well established for the Legislature
to "pigeon-hole" a suggestion to ex
tend the practice for the good of com
munities interested in popular educa
tioni. The power to levy taxes is, un
questionably, vested in the House of
Representatives. But where the Leg
islature refors to the people themselves
- to determine the rate of taxation for a
-particular purpose, the bed y wvaives
none of its prerogatives. No special
tax can be enforced wvithout the con
sent of the body. All the machinery
to ascertain the will of the "township
mob" is the creature of the law-mak
ing power. When that power finds
that the privilege of levying those
special taxes has been abused, the
privilege may be withdrawn as readily
as it was given.
The concluaing opinion of the
Record that "the privilege may be
withdrawn as readily as it was given,"
is an unverIfied hypothesis, to say the
least about it. True, the "machinery
for ascertaining" the will of the
"township mob" is the creature of the
law-making. power; so also 18 the
"law-making power" the creature of
the "township mob." There is noth
ing paradoxical in this; it is a simple
But popular governmecnt would be a
curse rather than a blessing, were it
niot that sormehuow or other in the
clash of men in popular government
the wisest and the best are usually
driven to the front and gIven the func
tionm of making and administering
laws. The voice of duty to thoesl
plain and unequivocal; they are com
manded to go courageously forward
in the exercise of that superior wis
dom and virtue, theguidance of which
the people have invoked. To pause,
falter and remit the decision of great
questions to the doubtful wisdom of
numerical majorities ini election dis
tricts, is simply to abdicate a wvell
nigh sacred function. May we not
also remark, that when all the great
political questions have been detr
mined after this manner that repre
sentative government, in the con
scoUusness of its failure, iil have re
turned its, tr'ust?
There are other objections. The
Record refers contemptuously to the
"eff'ete dloctrines of the common law,"
but the Record will not forget that the
* common law with all of its short
comings, never ftrgot its mission; it
never lost sight ofitlie fact that its
functions wore negative rather. than
positive; it was content to guard the
rights of menz leaving -progress, intel
lectusl andotheawiseto the unrestrioted
play.:af natural forces-to the deeper,
tvisdon a iatue. t lever tried, As
the new S I 1is tryt g, to shape the
endse;f a1 tbings. .
E retofor wo have supported the
public school system, justifying, or
trying to justify it, on the ground of
imperative necessity, but recent expe
rlences have not been such as Incline
us to the proposition to extend the
principle. We have been almost
ready to say, "Back to the common
The question which now confronts
us is, how far.can we go, or, rather,
how far will the dominant Democracy
of the future go? We have estab
lished a precedent of universal appli
cation. With the taxing power we
have established schools and built
costly edifices for educational pur
poses; we have built railroads for
private parties; we have. dug canals,
tunneled the mountains, organized
and equipped public charities, and all
in defnanco of the rights of protesting
minorities. "It is all for the public
good," we are told, and "men ought
to help their follow-mon."-Armed
with the "taxing power" this now
militant benevolence threatens to de
stroy the very energies that have made
The Democracy should be taught to
beliove that they should supplement
the school fund with private subscrip
tiQns, and when they want to build a
railroad to do it, but not by forcing
the funds out of the pockets of an
unwilling minority by means of "local
-FORa FRAGRANCE. ELEQANUE and DU
rablity, Darrett's Imperlal Cologne.
MoMASTER, IIRIOE& KETCIIN.
The writings ofGovernor Perry.
(Nows and Gour(er.)
A work which is sure to be well
received in South Carolina, and which
should command general attention,
will speedily be published
The late Governor Perry during his
life desired to publish in book term
some of his writings, especially the
sketches of eminent American states
men, which he had taken great palus
to render interesting. Upon his death,
Mrs. Perry, in the lulness of her loving
appreciation determined to carry out
her distinguished husband's purpose.
Mrs. Perry selected about forty bio
graphical sketches of American states
men Including Christopher Gadsden,
of whom no life has over been written
Charles Cotesworth Pluckney, David
Iimsay, Henry Laurens, Patrick
Henry, Chief Justice Marshall and
Fisher Ames. 'To these were added
some of the notable speeches, addresses
and letters of Governor Perry which
have far more than occasional value.
There are also articles which describe
the character and career of Governor
Perry and were published at the time
of his death. Gen. Wade Hampton
has kindly written a preface to the
volume, in which he says:
Enongwhomthe whlole people of his
naieState are included, will be
pleased jo see Is literary work -rescued
from obivion and precserved in a shape
worthly of its author. Every line that
he0 wrote, every word that he uIttered,
onl public affairs, were inspired by an
ardent patriotic desire to promote thle
best interests of Is State, and, in the
light of tile great events which hlave
transpired in tile last quarter of a con
tury, many of 1h18 utterances hlave
proved as pregnant with wisdom as
with patriotism. It is proper, there
fore, thlat these atterances of his should
be piacedl withlin the reach of tile
yonng mon of our State, for they came
from a man whose hligh ambition was
to do his kuty and to serve is peeple.
Than tils there can be 11o nobler
ambition, no hligher inlcenltive to human
conduct. During Is long, eventful
and hlonorable career, he followed
with unshakenl constanlcy Is convic
tions of duty, and neiher the applause
of the peeople nor their censure ever
diverted him from the pathlpointied
ont by hlisjudg menlt and is conscience.
Hie always sought earnestly thlat which
was right, and wvhen he conlceived that
lIe had found it lhe pursued it with
undeviating resolution, regardless of
all peonaOllf censid era tions. No allure
auonts of l)olitical power cold tempt
Im to forsake is princile or to soil
is conIscience; no threats of political
ostracism could daunt him, Of him it
might wveli have beenl said what Henry
Clay 01nc0 declared, "thlat he would
ratheor bo righlt thlan to ho President."
Tile example of such a life as Governor
Perry's, so pure, so uInslIlied in all its
private anId public relations, cannot
fail to exert In whlolesome anId elevat
ing influence wherever it Is knlownt,
lad inl this view the following volume
possess great infirinsic value, for it
gives tile opinlions, tihe feelings, tile
very thloughIts of the writer, expressed
wvith plerfect franlkness and with com
melndab)le i mpartiality.
Mrs. Perry's book will be published
in a few wooeks, and it caninot be doubt
ed that it will hlave a lar'ge circuliation.
On tile part of Mrs. Perry it is tile
(expression of life-lonlg devotion and
admiration, and the public it will be a
continuIing memorial of the great
talent anld hligh services ot one of the
moft staunchl antd congruous of Southl
Carolina's eminent sons.
sick lilaachec in 2 0 Iuts Fo 1 onsp
Lien it, has no1 Aqual. BRCsKT4HIN
lucklen's Arhient Salve.
THE: JBEST SAIsVE in tile worlI for Cuts,
Dlruises. Sores, Ulers Salt Rheum Fever
Sores, T'etter, Chappell Hands, Chilblamts,
Corals, and all Skin Eruptions, and posi
tively cures Piles, or no pay req1uired. It
is gnllaanteed to giv perfect satisfactionl,
or money refunned. Price 25 cents per
box. For sale by McMaster, Brice &
Mr. W. H. Morgan mnerchlant, Lake
City, Fla., was taken withl a severe Colds
attended with a distressing Con hl and
runninlg into Consumption in its first
stages. .He tried mtany so-called popular
cough remedies and ste adily grew wvorse.
'Was reduced in flesh, had difficulty lin
breathing anld was unable te sleep. Fin
ally triedi Dr. King's New Discovery for
Consumption and found immediate relief,
and after using about a hlalf dozen bottles
found hmlll0f well andl las had no return
of tihe disease. No other remedy caitehow.
so grand a record of cures, as Dr. Ring's
New Discover for O'onsumption, Guar
anteed to do lutwhatis claime'd for it,
Kethi's,Dru Soyaster, Brice &
This powder never varies. A marvel of
purity, strength and wholesomeness. More
economical than the ordinar kinds and
cannot be sold in competition witl the
multitude of low test, short weight alum
or phosphate powders. Socid only in cane.
ROYAL BAKING POwDnu Co., 106 Wail
Sold by McMaster, Brice & Ketohin,
I WOULD RESPECTFULLY IN
form my friends and the publio gen
is always supplied, and will be served
by polite servants with the best the
Fine Virginla Oysters and Fresh Salt Water Fish
received trl-nc(kly. Call around
and see for yourselves, and you will
always hunt up
Thanking a kind public for past
patronage, I shall endeavor to merit
the same this season.
F. W. 11IAENIOHT.
ix It If You Lire.
SAUCED PIGS' FEET,
"BIG'' 11AM SAUSAGE,
TH-URBEI('S PLAIN PICKLES,
COLUMBEA RIVER SALMON,
FRE8R OYSTERS, FRESH FISH, j
three ilmes a week, at
AROUND TiHE CORNER.
F. W. HABENICHT.
Sage's Catarrl Clle
ELYTS CREAM CUR,'
THIE UNIVERSAI, RE~MEDY FOR
RlAY FEVER AND CATARRH.
W. E. AIKEN,
3. F. Iclaster & 11.
Extra Choic Ne ean s Molasses.
Plour-Pat o tec F amily, xra and Me
Sced ~Vhat adOats.
Asbestoar dubere and Hem pePackIng
Powd6r and Shot at wholesale.
JoffeesOd overnment, ava and Rio.
TRY OUR 50 CENTS TEA.
WE also still keep the finest Teas at
-educed prices. Also Arrowroot Corn
Staroh, Carnriok's Soluble. Food, Mel
in's Food, Sage Leaves, Blakin Pow
lore, and Vitellina for clarifyIn cof
'ee. Fine Spices and the Bost Soa.
MoMASTER, BRIICE & 1'ETCUIN.
FOR THE BLOOD.
Cuticura Rosolvont, P; P. P., Mc
Dean's Cordial, Brown's Iron Dtters, ..
1. 8. 8. Mrs. Joe Persoi's Remedy
iyer's arsaparilla, B. B, B., Extraci
arsaparilla with Iodide, Itarter's Iron]
kOAnSTIrun nnInE & ICECHN.u
Clothiu in suits, Extra Pants Coe
olttlts' Suits and Over coats,"Ohidrel
ud Children's sizes-large lot. In H
rder. Shirts for Men and Boys. MI
HIRT for the reason that we have ni
nd sizes. Uravats direct from Mat
tyles. Gloves. Call and see our ii
luspenders, Hosiery and Underwear.
Full Stook of'Domestie Goods. Wi
rices. Another lot of those Heavy (
wo. Flannels, Blankets, Ginghami
rowels, Towelling, Cassimeres, Jean
Notions, Underwear, Corsets, B'ust]
Jashmere Shawls, Dress Goods, 'Fri
ire proud of our success in this depar
;hat we are constantly receiving new I
sheapost lot of Ladies' Coverings we I
We are paying close attention to Si
glance at this department. All goods
DRUG AND BOO
We have moved this department in
Fiennikon and the stock will be four
)lls, Window Glass, Wrapping Pape
W%e can show a complete stock in al
ng you through when you call on us.
We hav6 two Ladies to assist us in
Will always be warm and comfortable
i. FULL LINE OF SA
3REECH AND MUZZLE.
CAEL AND SEE THIEM
,A ND OTIIERt
L tlOS re utise wate frmwells
VATER ELEVATORS AND PU RI
8R." Come to me and look at mv cir
I kae on dhan d every quality of Machin
Inde fursh o i es nd kCotton Gin
It Is my business to furnish farmers wilt
nything they m ay need of the best quall
Mr. Johni G. Gladden will always be o1
and torepairh blo oest i erand sharpoi
WELNOU S h AD Lw O T foYrm
rlyIoenp mied y te Rev.43Ilard
ehardon. FoGterm appl to
Nv12txJan 1 T. K. ELLIOTT.
its and Vests, Overcoats Boys' and
V8 Suits, &e. Hats in kfen'b Boys'
ate we have just rdelved our fourth
e still sell the celebrated PEARL
,ver found a better. Collars all styles
iufacturors, splendid assortment, all
nmenae stock and examine quality.
) agree to protect our customers in
otton Flannels to arrive in a day or
i, Prints, Table Damasks, Napkins,
fes, Collars and Cuffs, Handkerchiefs,
mmings, Ladles' Coverings, &c.. We e
tment, and call attention to the fact C
ooods in It. We have the nicest and
ave over sold.
o00, and all we ask is that you call and
guaranteed as represented or MONEY
the store formerly occupied by D. R.
id full and complete. Also, Paints,
', Paper Bags, '&o., kO.
1 lines, and will take pleasure in show
our Ladies' Department, and the room
[CE & KETCHIN.
DDLES, BRIDLES AND
-LOADING SHOT GUNS,
In additIon to stock on hand, one
carload of nice, young, weoll-broke
WESTERN MULES AND HORSES,
Amongst them one flue pair of Black
HIorss some good Saddle Horses
Mules from 141 to 15j hands hIgh and
from threeo to five years old. All -
stock guaranteed as represented or
m lonley refunldedl. Tis~ stook wvill be
Or on time untIl next fall by making
satisfaclory palpers. Come and solect
for yor.'isoves and save money.
FOR .LIVER, STOMACH AND
Simos' liepatIo Cempound Sim.
moons' Liver Rlegulator Hi. ii. P.,
Merrel's ilopatino, Callsuya Tonic,
Colery DittterA, Apo,:sla, seven Barks,
Smith's Liver Toni e, Compound Es. E
sonce of Pepsino, Tropie F?ruit Laxa
- tive, Poj,ular Liver and Kidney Cure, ;,
Jacob's Cordial, Extract of Buchu, n
Warner's Safe Cure, Hlarter's Elixir r<
of Wild Cherry, Blackberry Cordial
Seltzer Aperlent, Sprudel Salts 8al 13
Museatelle, Essence of Ginger, hun- t
|MoMASTER. 'BRIICE & KTHN
S ANT A (L Au S~.
WHO WANTS TQ PVT3W
chase a Christmas gifti n matr
whether an elaborate artiole or
more trifle, can make a selectio'
and get favorable terms b* look.
tng over my .stook of llda
Doa't puIt off too lon'g, as.
will be less crowded and' morm e
time to show you.
Remember,. tho children will.
( . say, '" wondo' ihat Sant aRus
I will bring me?" And wel they
may, for santa Claus never bou ht
at pirce lower nor oarried is his
mammoth pack so many things
Furniture, Sewing Machines, Chromos, Brackets, Mirrors, Picture Frames,
Vall Pockets Handsome Vases,- Baskets, China Cups, Plates, Saucers, Tin. .
vare, Confeolionarios, and Toys of maiy kinds to gratify the old and the
,oung, little boys and girls; and may the rising sun on Christmas morning
iot rise on a disappointed one.
R. W. PHILLIPS.
-AND STILL THE-- -
BOME OF THE LADIES NEED HATS
WE have made a speclal order for about ten dozen, which are exp.cted by
xpross to-day and will be opened up immediately for inspection. They are
heaper now than at the first of the season, so yotu can buy a fine hat for very
We have reduced the price of our Coverings for ladies. Our stock is still
ill in this line, and if you will give us a call we will convince you that we
iave one of the largest assortments ever brought to Winnsboro.
In a few days we will have an elegant assortment of
if which we will iuform you later. Remember the -old stand.
?or We Have Valua that urill Ral inAnAnA
The Choicest Novelties and all- the bright, New Styles for
he Season in quality, variety and large assortment.
WE ARE ALWS AT THE EAD,
And never has it been our privilege to exhibit so com
>lete and attractive a line of Dress Goods and. Trimmings
Ls we have this Fall. Come in and see for yourself, and
ilLcanvince yo.wnl L .W AE -YMEAN.WAI.IA W E
DVERTISE. Our bargainsl are matchless- We want
rour money, and in order to get it we offer inducements
hat others cannot, dare-not equal. - Look at our 5c. prints,
hey are standard goods.
Our plan has been to save you money on every purchase,
,nd we intend to stick to it.
If you want a suit price ours before buying elsewhere.
SHOES, SHOES AND RUBBER GOODS.
We only charge you for quality, not'style, that we throw
n. Furthermore, we always make good our. guarantee on
nything we sc 11. It is true our prices are low, but that is
ur business. We discount our bills. We dont buy them on
There are some people who, if you do not charge them a
ancy price for an article, they don't think it good. We in
end to learn them better sooner or later, our word for it. It
s not always the highest price that gets the best.
We cordiallyinvite your inspection. Polite attention and
hearty welcome will be yours whenever you happen to
Q. D. WILLUPORD & CO.
ANOTHER LOT OF NICE, CHEAP
BUGGIES ANB HARNESS,
THE BEST IN THE MARKET.
FRESH FAMILY GROCERIES, FUR,
NITURE, ETC., ETC.,
VH1CH WILL BE SOLD AS LOW AS TIIE L.OW
J. 0. B OAG.
rAMos, CARRIAES_AND B1OrIES
rE~ UNDERSIGNED WOULD RESPECTF~ULLY INEORNI T11R
c li Ae ofsif e d a d a j i i g C u tes tna li 'n ifacures all k huds et
ironounced superior to any road car t offred In -the market. Beusides, I can tf
liatr no 1tieilean o all (ecltios of otheri lalnfactories. All kinds o
RLL, and eveiytlng els usal fonid In a firat class eintfoy SatstaUG
isn5 furntd s ti price and qualiy. GIe meta cll when you need anything Z
Juv?-S bttieadony lpe-tuly T. MATTHEWS,