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Having attended all three of the
Orangeburg Agricultural Fair ploughing
'matches, 80 far, I have noticed the evident
lack of preparation by the agents of im
proved ploughs to show fully their merits
Vs the public.; i Ii is not only a passive
injustice to the inventors, owners and
salesmen; but it is actually giving the
champions of the country grasshopper
ploughs (rloppcis) the opportuniiy to
Many intelligent, well educated, suc
cessful planters, have never used an im
proved plough, and some of our black
atni&aAver, that they can make a plough
that will turn under grass as well as the
expensive improved kind. Now hate
Collins, Brinljjy, Avery and others been
manufacturing and selling for thirty or
forty years at prices ranging from five
to tweiity^fiv?' dollars, when our knowing
neighbosr c?u make articles that can do
the work jest as well for two? If it is so,
it is time we were convinced. If it is not
no, then will the Agricultural Societies
stick a^iu there, and for the next year
invite special competition from the pincy
woodsshops for a good round premium
in money, und appoint a committee that
have ploughed, (not sat on the fence nnd
looked on)with both, nnd all kinds, to
decide?I think it will tell. Another
natter?a lawn of sandy loam is no place
t?test any plough. The agricultural
grounds here, afforded a tolerably diffi
cult field for this year, though only in
sandy soil, but with good cont of fallen
erab-gras?unfortunately no clay, pea
vines', or tall broom sedge
Present, the three gentlemanly agents,
representing the Collins, Brinley, and
Avery ploughs. Superintendent, com
mittees, and several supernumeraries and
lookefa .on; the ploughing appeared to be
a roaster Of riot much importance.
*BHb wo-hbisc'plbughing went off very
well, with the exception of a few mistakes
of the ploughman, a colored carpenter,
who knows.no more about ploughing than
ho docs about the use of a pen, helped by
the different suggestions of almost every
one on the ground.
The first furrow (of six) was turned
vert well, of course; the second was
turned hack against the first, tumbling
rooet'of the first back where it came from;
the'soil and clods of the second falling
in behind the plough. The pair of third
furrow slices were left standing on edge,
aa they could not well be turned over the
upheaved clods oi the second. The diffi
culty would have been overcome if the
first two slices had been taken thin so us
not to fall back, leaving a clean furrow
for the others.
The onodiorso ploughing by Mr Car
penter, and coadjutor was equally skillful.
Mule walks in the furrow where he has
been uwxt to go?plough follow* in the
"furrow" mfr' matter of course. Mule is
hawed to |hb left on the land, where he
is not accustomed to walk, by a dozen
voiced Plough shocts to the left?shoots
to the rjght?clogs?is jumped out hy
Carpenter, the way he does with floppers,
skipping'a few feet every timo. Plough
dips down, shoots out dips down again,
and is well shaken up from side to side,
as woujdiie done to one of the refractory
little Carpcqters who might misbenave;
the plough^ of course, making correspon
ding little potato hills for every shake.
At the close every one was satisfied, for
for every one had a voice in it, and there
were specimens of all kinds of ploughing.
Supernumerary No. 1, is ambitious to
plough, lie walks on the left of the
plough; supernumerary No. 2, suggests
that he should turn over refractory soils
.with his foot; supernumerary No. Jl,insists
that ploughman should walk in the fur
row after tho plough; supernumerary No.
4, suggests that ho at raddle his leg?, go
on both sides, and so comply with the
view* of all.
A ward on the coulter. A sharp knifo
. merely preffie4 ngninst your fine cloth
coat will-not cut, but even a dull ono,
slightly drawn lengthwise, will. It is
the phme with the coulter. In solid
sward,tho revolving r miter will, undoubt
edly, cut well; but with a cotton-like
bed of crab-grass, on a sandy loam, it
it will either roll over or press' in the
most of it, to bo gathered by the plough.
The hefgfit of tbo beam frostl? surface
of the soil, of the largo ploughs, only
keeps them from clogging badly. The
shape of the Watt plough is different and
it looks as though it might be superior
in this respect,,
All tire ploughs on exhibition were so
Bkilfaflly got up and so excellently shaped,,
that 'twould bo difficult even for an ex
pert to choose, much more so for a noviee.
If poetry, and the plough might touch
finger tips, I might write?
"Ok 11 could bo happy with either,
Where to'thor dea* charmer awayr"
Coming down a few notches, we' may
notice tho Watt and Dixie, (both un
scourcd.) They should not have been
brought int o competition with the polished
Briniey, Avery and* Collins, and othor
ploughs. 'Tis not doing all parties jus
tice. Like the countrymen at tho village
frolic, the good qualities are there, but
under a cloud. No doubt niuc out of
ten would think differently, but as a
breaking up plough in trashy land, I
should prefer the Dixie, the weight being
a littlo objectionable?next tho Watt. As
to the small oues, they are all good aud
beautiful, and I believe when only one
is used, the purchaser is always prcjudic
ed in its favor.
Looking over tho price list handed me
by the courteous representative from C.
Gravcley, of Charleston, tho cuts of the
"Universal Plough" mako mo think it
the most promising investment to one
who is short of mouey. Brains can cer
tainly make almost any crop with indus
try and the different parts of this change
able Briniey plough.
If I may be permitted, I would suggest
a long and short wing of saw blade steel
two inches wide to attach to tho right
side of the piece marked No. 11, thus
making a half sweep throwing only one
Ono word of the inside Fair. It is
evidently a double leap. The feminine
department, including sweetments, ani
mate and inanimate' was. as with Adnni,
a temptation, an illusion, and a mystifica
tion. After passing a small table with
some bolts of lioraespun, a home made
homespun shirts, and oho or two pairs of
socks, stockings, etc.; full two-thirds of
the remainder was occupied by tho bijou
terie of femininity "Hands Off the Arti
cles." Your corrcspsudent has hid his
masculine fingers under his coat tails for
very fear, and walked through the sea of
crocheting, gone mod aud the froth and
foam of sewing machines, cogitating what
.proportion tho labor of all this would
(bear, to that of tho contents, of the single
table of simple but useful articles, con
tributed by open extra sensible woman.
But writing up the Fair is left to abler
pens, though tYis will be added. The
persistent effort* of the Pnst Master of
Orange Grange, P. of II., who is also the
President of the Orangeburg Agricultural
and Mechanical Association, aided by
several of the directors has at last broken
the shell which encumbered tho Agricul
tural Society chicken. It is now downy
but it is to be hoped that it will soou be
able to feather its own nest with plumage
of its own growing. M. L. BALDWIN.
?in llural Caroliniah of Nov 3d, 18711
PIANOS AND ORGANS,
TERMS OF LEASE:
All Payments made on Lease will apply towards
the purchase of the Initrument Loaned.
Piano* valued at
$450 to $500 : : $75 advance, $25 monthly.
525 to 000 : : 75 advance, 30 monthly.
025 to 750 : : 100 advance, 40 monthly.
Organs mined at
$125 to 200 : : $25 ad vance, $10 monthly
225 to 350 : : 40 advance, 15 monthly
360 to 500 : : 50 advance 25 monthly.
t&T Partie? who oflcr aatisYactory Security
can pay for Instruments in notes at 3, 6, U, and
12 im iiit Iis' time.
Call and llnd out other inducements offered
in both Time and Cash Rid en, from
Agent for Orangeburg Count v.
may 22, 1873 14 'tf
SASHES AND BLINDS,
MonldingB, Brackets, Stair Fixtures, Innld
era* Furnishing Hardware, Drain Pipe, Floor
Tile*", Wiic Guards, Terra Cotta Ware, Marble
and Slate Mantlo Pieces.
Window Glass a Specialty.
fifijr White-Pine Lumber for Sale, .fit
Circulars and Price Lists sent free on applica
tion, by' P. P. TO ALE.
JJo. 29 floyne and 33 Pinekney street,
oct 1-ly Charleston, S. C.
F. II. W BHIGGMANN
HAS just received a full supply of NEW SPRING G00D8> S?d
CONSTANTLY Off HAND a full Imc of Dry GrOOttS of .all kinds. lie vfftta
for Halo >
Needed by overybbdy, at low rate?, consisting of BOOTS AND SHOK8, GROCERIES,
KARDWARE, HATS, &c, Ae, . AI-SO,
The BUTTON-HOLE SEWING MACHINE, (which took first Premium nt last County
Fair,) for which he is Agent.
Call and see for Yourselves.
' ALSO AGENT FOR THE
FOUNTAIN PUMP I
A- "Portable and SPKINKLEK. e
Aprff lCl873 8 tf
FIRE INSURANCE ?GENCYZT
I Insure your Dwclliug, Store or Stock of Goods in the
LIVERPOOL, LONDON AND GLOBE INSURANCE CO
Capital, $20,500,000 in Gold.
This company paid over three (3) millions at Chicago fire, and ov
million at recent fire in Boston. JAS. II. FOYVLES, Agent.
I E. ADGER & CO.,
63 EAST BAY, CHART.ESTON, S. C,
The Rotary Harrow which, received premium at the ?rhugcburg Fair. Also,
the Collins, Watt, and a large nssortmeut of other Plows, Corir-Sbellcrs, Straw
cutters, CoUin's Seweens; Blanchard Churns, Facqubur Sweeps. Shovel Plows, Turu
Shovels, Scooters, Bull-Tongues, ami Agricultural Implements, generally.
Scud for circular,
J. E. ADGER & CO.,
38-Gu> 62 East Bay, Charleston, S. C.
THRKTC (.'>) MesirsiUc building loU; cavil measuring 34J running feet, and in depth Tovti
300 feet. Being suitably located on Russell Street, opposite the store of Mr. c. D. KORTJOIIN ,
it being one of the principal business strecis; of Orangeluirg. The said lots can be negotiated for
cither singly or as one parcel.
The buildings on the premise* arc to he reserved, anil time granted to h;rvc tuen? remove*!
or the said buildings can bo purchased singly or as a whole. Terms reasonable, For
particulars inquire of
E. J. OLIVEROS,
AT DRUG STOKE.
AI,SO, 167J acres wooded land, live miles from town of Ornngcburg.
E. J. O.
Feb. 27, 187.7, .2 /T
CHANGE OF BUSINESS.
BULL, SCOVILL & PIKE,
Having completed their contracts for the past season ; will, for the next ninety
days from Nov. 1st, 1873, to February 1, 1874.
? ADOPT THE CASH SYSTEM,
And sell strictly for the cash?No goods delivered until paid for, or produco con
signed for settlement.
Thanking our customers and friends, who have promptly settled their contracts
which fell due November 1st. We must now APPEA L to those who have failed
IN PART, and ESPECIALLY to those who arc in DEBT for the WHOLE of
their ADVANCEMENT?nnd urgently request the PROMPT delivery of that
PORTION of the crop, oh the cahii, as will cancel their obligation in full.
The contract demands it the times require it. We are compelled to make
these settlements at an early day, in order for another year's operations.
Weliave a largo and full stock of General merchandise, bought at the decline,
a hi. We oflcruro goods at extremely low figures, in lo
BUIJL SCO VIM, & PIKE.
Nov. 5, 1873 28 3m
The undersigned having formed a co-partnership under the name of FOWLE A
GLOVER, offer their services to the community, as Agents for the Sal o or purchase
of Real Estate, and for collection of Rents, Ac. JAS. II. FOWLES,
JULI US GLOVER, At Citizens' Savings Bank.
At Law Office of Glover & Glover.
We oiler for salo:
A new and beautiful residence In Or
nngcburg, on East sido of Railroad, with
fmo outbuildings, garden, &c.
ONE Plantation of Five Hundred
Acres, on Santoc River.
A plantation near Fort Motte, 500 acres,
with dwelling and outhouses in good con
tion?water power on the place.
ALSO, a*, a Bargain, 340 ncrcs (150
cleared) within I mile of Howe's Bridge
li miles from Howes Pump Depot.
ONE Building Lot in the town of Or
Lot belonging to Presbyterian Church
on Amelia, (New) Street?a desirable
Pacific Guano Company's,
SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANO.
THIS Guano is now go well known hi nil the Southern States, for its remarkable efieet? ?fl
au agency for increasing the products of labor, as not to require special recommendation from
us. Pb suofor eight years past has established its character excellence. The large fixed capital
invited by the Company in this trade affords the surest guarantee of the continued excellence
of this Guano. The supplies put into market this- season are, as heretofore, prepared Under tho
superintendence of Dr. St. Jidlen Bavciiel, ChemiBt of the Company, at Charleston, 8. C. Ilenc?
planters may rest assured that its quality and composition is precisely the saoie a? that hereto
?T. N. HOBoON, Selliiig Agent, Cfearleston, S. C,
JO TIN S? It EES JE & CO-, Genend A?ent Baltimore.
TERMS?SdLB cash; $53 time; without interest. To accommodate planters, they can
order now and have until 1st of April to decide as to* whether they will tako at time e* cash price.
Where delivered from the factory by the ear load, no drayagc will be el
ACID PHOSPHATE, GUANO, BONE, PLASTER. &c,always on hand, quality imai?nce?L
J. N. ROBSOl ^
GEORGE H CORNELSON,
I WOULD RESPECTFULLY INFORM MY FRIENDS. AifJD TKjB
Public in general that I am receiving and hare ready for their hh
speciion now, the MOST ATTRACTIVE, LARGEST and
BEST ASSORTED Strck of FAZiXi GOODS
ever offered in this market. Any one
who will take tho trouble will
readily convince him
self of this
As space will not permit me to enumerate all the different
branches, I can only state that all are fully replen- ?
ished, and I invite every one to caii in
and examine for himself. Goods
shown freely and with
GEO. II. CORXEL.SOST*
May 7th, 1873, 12 if
THE CAB. OLINA FEE TILIZ ER
Will be Sold as Follows:
Cosh. Price?$50 per Ton of 2,00? lbs.
Time Price-? $55 per Ton of t2,000 lbs.
Payable November I, 1874. Free of Interest. Frieght and Diaynge to be
added. Its Success is UNPARALLELED, and its stnndord is A No. 1.
n fj i. li 51*"
ACID PHOSPHATE will bo Sold as Follows:
Cash Price-$33 per Ton of 2,000 lbs.
Time Price?$38 per Ton of 2,000 lbs.
PAYABLE November 1, 1874, Pice of Interest. Freight and Drayngcto bo added.
For Salk By
. BULL., SCOVIL.L, & PIKE,
ORANGEBURG, S; C.
GEO. W. WILLIAMS & 00, - n ,
General Agents, nt Charleston, S. C.
Jan. 15 71
The citizens' Savings Bank
OF SOUTH CAROLINA
Will nav 7 PEB CENT INTEBEST on SPECIAL DEPOSITS and 0 PEB CENT on SAV
NGS DEPOSITS compounded Scmbannually.
Local Finance Committee.
Hon. THOS. W. GLOVER.
Col. PAUL S. FELDER.
Copt. JOHN A. HAMILTON.
JAS. II, FOWLES,
mch 19-ly Assistant Cashier.