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- TUESDAY, AUGUST 9.
J. A. MOOD. M. D. \ 2
D. B. ANDERSON, }EwT0ES
THE LIEN LAW.
Many leading journals of the State
are paw urging a repeal of the lien law.
Although no investigation has been
made, which approximates accuracy or
completeness, with reference to the
comparative condition of the hired la?
borer and the farmer working under a
lien, the question seems to have been
fully decided in the minds of some ap?
parently thoughtful men.
It is a pity that those of influence, to
whom the public look for wise opinions,
and whose ideas are blindly followed by
a large proportion of the masses, should
so hastily urge so important a measure.
To construct an argument upon prob?
able data, as though they were verified j
truths, is to reach a conclusion which is !
generally erroneous, and is, at beet,
but a mere probability.
Most of thc conclusions which the j
^opponents of the Hen law have reached,
are based upon just such data, but are j
put forward as truths in support of their j
views. For example : It is said that j
men are likely to be extravagant with j
borrowed money*'; that they are not apt j
to bc as industrious when working for j
themselves; that the man who works !
for wages is not so apt to go in debt, j
therefore, the lien law is the cause of j
the poor farmer's poverty. It is said, ;
too, that som . merchants realize enor- !
mous profits upon the supplies they
furnish ; that some land-holders do not ?
realize such large amounts upon the ;
advances they make to their hands ; j
therefore, the financial condition of the i
poor man would bc improved if forced
by a repeal of the lien system to labor j
as a hireling. Surely such arguments j
as these are not sufficient to justify a j
change, which will seriously affect the \
livelihood of more than sixty thousand j
families. ' j
It is true that many advantages are .
taken by the merchant, under this sys- I
tem, to oppress the poor man, but let us ?
sot be too hasty in our endeavor to !
ameliorate the condition of a few, lest |
we retard the prosperity of a multitude, j
We would urge an exhaustive, care- I
fal examination into the comparative
poverty of the hireling and the farmer, j
operatiog under a lien; into the differ- !
euee of profit which is made by the i
merchant and land-holder upon supplies
which are furnished to laborers, whereby j
reliable information may beobtained as j
to-the relative condition of these classes, j
Jl'he increased amount of agricultural S
'produc? of this State during the last j
fourteen years, does not seem to us to j
indicate the immediate necessity of a j
change of laws, which is so likely to
affect the political as well as the com- j
mercial and agricultural interests of the j
State. At any rate, if the change is ?
made, let it be required by some more j
reliable indication than the opinion of a j
few whose observation is of necessity ;
both circumscribed and superficial.
Prohibition in North Carolina.
The friends of Prohibition will be
sorry to learn that the anti-liquor move?
ment in North Carolina has ended in a j
total defeat, by an opposition of about I
seventy thousand majority.
The- Wilmington Post (Rep.) says : j
*Not a Democrat made a speech agaiust j
prohibition in this county, and we know j
of but two in the district, Messrs. N. A. i
Steedman and Richard Stanford. These j
two honorable exceptions were the only j
Democrats'who had the moral courage j
to fight the infamous prohibition bill, j
to our knowledge. There may be oth- J
crs, but if so, we dou't know them, j
The fight was made by Republicans, j
and in a very great measure the victory ;
belongs to them.*' j
*Who dares to deny that the action of !
thc Republican State Committee was j
not thc action of aH the good and liberal
people of the entire State ? Who dares i
to question that the Republican party, j
by such action, does not deserve the j
name of thc savior of old North Caro- j
lina, and thc interests of the men en- j
gaged in the legitimate pursuit of man j
. u&cturiog and selling liquors for a'j
livelihood ? j
Such statements as these are strongly j
indicative of the fact that the question j
was not decided upon its own merits at ;
ali The issues which divide the two ;
great political parties of the State were j
dragged into thc contest, and were the
real causes which determined tbe result
Early in thc campaign the Republican
State Executive Committee issued a
manifesto calling upon the party to unite
in crushing a movement which they
represented as disastrous to thc civil
rights of thc people, and with the usual
tenacity which characterizes thc radical
voter, they did unite to win a repub?
lican victory-nothing more.
Postmaster-General James is about
to adopt a plan for transmitting small
sums through the mails, which to news?
paper subscribers and other persons
whose indebtedness often includes frac?
tions cf a dollar will be very welcome.
It is an improvement on the new Eng?
lish system and consists of a postal
order on which there are three columns
of figures-dollars, tens and units.
There are two denominations, one with
a maximum of $2 50, the other of $o.
The postmasters who issue them will
designate the amount they call for by
punching oat the figures required.
They arc to be sent like fractional cur?
rency, the government not being re?
sponsible for them any more than for
any other money sent by mail. A
record of the amount and date of issue
is kept upon a "stub" by the postmas?
ter issuing them, but not of the name of
the person buyiug loem. In order to
prevent their use as currency, they
cease to be redeemable, three months
after issuing them. They will cost
from two to Iv? cents each, according
to the amount.
While the official bulletins announce
nothing which would indicate an unfa?
vorable change in the President's con?
dition, several papers received this
morning make stitements to the con?
trary, so that it is puzzling, from the
j conflicting reports, to form an idea of
bis true condition.
The New York Herald says :
j WASHINGTON, August 6.-A compli
! cation exists in the President's case to
j night of such a grave nature that it
j would be useless to attempt to disguise
it or offer a wordy explanation of its
SUSPIC?OCS DELAY OF THE BULLETIN
The evening bulletin, supposed.to be
issued at 7 o'clock, was not given out
until 8.30. Tbe febrile rise to-night is
! greater than it has been since July 12,
not excepting the relapse of July 23.
The free flow of pus has again been in?
terrupted internally somewhere, prob?
ably, and the President has a fever
which alarms his physicians, as it sets at
i defiance all the recognized descriptions
j of conditions accompanying gunshot
wounds of a similar nature.
The bulletin of the same day are as
EXECUTIVE MANSION, Aug. 6 -8:30
A. M.-The President slept naturally
the greater part of the night, although !
he has taken no morphia during the
last 24 hours. His improved condition
warranted, several days ago, a diminu- -
tion in the quantity of morphia admin?
istered bypodermically at bedtime ; and
it was reduced at first to one-twelfth ?
and afterward to one-sixteenth of a
grain in thc 24 hours, without any con?
sequent unpleasant result, and finally
has been altogether dispensed with.
The President's condition this morning
exhibits continued improvement, and a
good day is anticipated. His pulse is
88,.temperature 98.4, respiration 18. j
7 P. M.-The President has passed
another good day. The appearance of
the wouud and thc character and amount
of the discharge of pus contiuue satis?
factory. He has taken an adequate
quantity of nourishment, and has had j
several pleasant naps during the day. i
At 12:30 P. M. his pulse was 98, tem- j
peraturc 9S.4, respiration 18. After i1
4P. M. his temperature began to rise
as usual, but to a moderate degree and J :
without perceptible dryness of skin, j
At present his pulse is 102, tempera- J \
ture 100.4, respiration 19
- , m .?.?.- mm -
Killed by Lightning.
Four men were killed by lightning in ;1
the western part of Darlington County, j1
on the 4th. Besides thc four who were . ;
killed outright, ten others were wound- !
cd. A correspondent of thc j\etc$ and ? (
Courier says : j ?
IIARTSVILLK, S. C., August 5.-Since j1
writing this morning I have seen Dr. j 1
B. S. Lucas, Jr., the physician who at- ; 1
tended the men struck by lightning j ?
yesterday He says the names of the 11
four men killed were J. 31. and R. B. ? i
Mozingo, John Z. Gattin and W . R. U
Waters,* all young married men, aged i '
from 21 to 26, leaving small families 1
entirely dependent on others. Waters 1
and the two Mozingos were sitting i
against the tree ; Gattin was distant <
some five or ten feet. The following <
WCFC all severely wounded, but will *
probably recover ; John Z. and J. R ? 1
Grantham, R. J. Hicks, John Z. Wa- j ?
ters, G. W. Beasely, Simpson Skinner, j <
The others, Simon Gilbert, James Mc- j I
Kenzie, James Moore, James Outlaw i \
and Hugh Segars, were slightly wound- j i
ed, one man having the back of his ! ,
shirt burned completely out and his !
clothing set in a blaze. Gilbert was ?
sitting on his mule when struck, and ! i
was thrown to the ground by the force ! <
of the shock. Gattin was wounded iu j 1
the left side, and his left foot looks as j <
if it had beeu shot with buckshot, and j ;
the shoe was torn off. ?fi
Dr. Lucas reached the place of the j I
catastrophe a few minutes after its oe-11
carrcncc and says the scene reminded i
bim of.his war experience. The cries I
of the wounded and of the friends of '
the dead were heart-rending and the i
rooms were full of suffering ones for !
whom everything was beiug done that
was possible. i
The party bad been working the j
road and had stopped to get water at ! 1
tbo house of Mr. J. H. Clyburn. The j
men were gathered around a tree wait- !
ing for some others to come up. There ! :
was no storm at tbe time, a cloud was !
coming up from the cast, but was a ?
good way off, and the sun was shining j
brightly when thc bolt fell. There j
was a fine fall of rain about an hour ?
later, after thc clouds bad gathered, j
There were scattered all around thc tree '
the tools with which the men had been j
working the road, and these may have !
attracted the electricity.
Nb Constitutional Convention
So Says thc Legislative Commission by a
Vote of Fivo to Three-Colonel McCrady,s
Scheme Destined to Meet a Similar Fate.
The joint commission appointed by
thc last General Assembly to consid- j
er all proposed amendments to the I
constitution, held a meeting in thc i
City Hall in this city last night. It j
will bo remembered that at a previ- j
otis nicol ing in Columbia nothing j
was done but to hear the views of!
thc several gentlemen who had and i
were willing to express them. Last j
night little time was lost, the discus- ?
sion being an informal one, and last- j
ing only about an hour and a half, '
although il seems to have been quite
animated. An issue was squarely j
made by the offering of a resolution j
declaring that in thc opinion of flic j
commission it is not expedient to call j
a constitutional convention.
The vote on this resolution resulted: j
Ayes-Senators Wylie. (Chair-j
man) and Witherspoon, Mr. Hemp- j
hill, of Chester, Mr. Johnsione (fl
Newberry and Mr. J. M. Johnson.
Nays-Messrs. Simontou, Izlar j
It is understood that the minoiity!
will prepare a report favoring a con- j
stitutional convention which will be
presented to the Ge.ieral Assembly !
and vigorously urged for adoption. j
The sentiment of the commission i
appointed to consider the election ;
laws, which lias not yet been organ- j
ized, however, seems to be decidedly
against Col. McCrady's educational
qualification measure, although that
gentleman will make a gallant and
persistent effort to secure a favorable
report for it.- Greenville News, Au?
Has Everything Ff-iled You ?
Then try Waru jr's Safe Kidney and Liver
The Yorktown Centennial.
Elaborate Arrangements Being Made for
WASHINGTON, July 30 -The Coo
gressioual Commission of the Yorktown
Centennial met to-day at their room in
the Capitol. The Yorktown Centennial
Association was represented by invita?
tion by its President, General Superin?
tendent and Secretary, and an agree?
ment was arrived at as to the arrange?
ments to be made. The Temple farm,
the property of the Association, has
been accepted as the ground of encamp?
ment of the military, and that portion
required for this purpose has been
placed under the charge of Colonel
Craighill, United States Army, who
will at once lay out streets for the tents
and arrange for the distribution of
water. Wharves are to bc built for
the accommodation of all vessels attend?
ing. The general programme of the
Yorktown Centennial Association al?
ready promulgated was endorsed. The j
association will meet on Monday in j
Richmond to perfect their plans and !
decide upon the amount necessary to !
secure a celebration worthy of the occa- j
sion and the nation. The committees
in the several States will immediately
complete their work. Rates of trans?
portation by rail and water will be an?
nounced. The Secretary of War has
invited Major General Hancock to take
charge of the military portion of the
An Additional Programme Issued by
the Officers and Commissioners.
RICHMOND, VA , August 2.-The of?
ficers and commissioners of the York?
town Centennial held a meeting at their
rooms in the Exchange Hotel yesterday
and finally prepared a programme of
ceremonies in addition to that arranged
and already promulgated by the Con?
gressional commission. The Centennial
will be formally opened, under the aus?
pices of the Association, on Thursday,
the 13th of October, and will be con- j
tinued until the 18th, wheo the Nation- !
al c?r?monies will begin. The Hou.
John Goode, president of the associa?
tion, will deliver the opening address,
and on alternate days addresses will be
delivered by the Hon. W. A. Windom, I
seereary of the treasury, the Hon. Carl j
Schurz, Frederick R. Condert, Esq, I
and Prof. Eli E. Charlier, of New York. !
Religious services will be conducted on j
Sunday, the 16th, in the morning, by j
the Right Rev J. J. Keane, Catholic
Bishop of Richmond, assisted by thc
Most Rev. Jas. Gibbons, archbishop of
Baltimore and primate of the Catholic
Church in the United States, and io
the evening by the Rev John Hall, of
New York. The festivities will em?
brace grand pyrotechnic displays, prom?
enade concerts every afternoon and
svening and a grand national regatta on :
Saturday, the 15lh. The Moore House, |
the scene of capitulation, will be used j
for the reception of visitors and for the i
headquarters of the Governor of Vir- ?
zima. One room will be reserved for
ihe exhibition of revolutionary relics,
ibe association holding themselves re?
sponsible for their safe-keeping. Eutire
aarmony now exists between all the
managerial bodies, and the celebration
promises to be the most successful and
nteresting event in the history of the
;ountry. Col. W. T. Craighill, U. S.
will, on the 10th instant, lay out
:be grounds for the military encamp?
ment, and on the same day day Col
J. E. Peyton, general superintendent
)f the association, will be at Yorktown
?or the purpose of disposing of reserva
:ions to parties desiring to put up build- !
i* * % mt
The Liverpool Infernal Machines.
One of the recently imported infernal
machines retained at the constable's
ptfice at Liverpool is described as very
beautifully made and most effectively
lesigned. Although thc machines are ?
ill charged with an explosive substance,
lhere is tolerably conclusive evidence
that there was no intention on the part
pf the senders that they should explode
in the bold of the steamers while in
transit from Boston to Liverpool.
They were so carefully packed as to re?
sist any amount of concussion they were
likely to receive on the voyage or hand?
ling on the quays. The machine is
enclosed io an oblong case of zinc, of
which it occupies the upper portion.
There is a clock-work arrangement,
which upon being set runs about six ?
hours. Then it causes a lever to de?
scend upon a tube bearing a cap and
communicating with the lower half of
the case. The tube is filled with ex?
plosive material, which on being fired
sets off a detonating cap placed in the
middle of a dymaoite composition on
the bottom of thc case. Thc presump?
tion is that the machines were intended
to bc used for the destruction or injury
of public buildings throughout the
country iu accordance with an avowed
programme. Tho Government has
reason to believe that the same warning
voice which conveyed an intimation of ?
the expected arival of the machines ?
also gave hints to the seuders and con?
On thc Shooting of the Presldlcnt--A Mean j
Fellow's Mean Act.
WASHINGTON August 1.-Judge
Mackey, of South Carolina, who is j
now in Washington, in speaking
to-day of thc feeling in thc Southern j
States in refetence to the attempted
assassination of the President, said j
that there have been sixtv Dublic ;
meetings held in South Carolina j
since the president was shot, at which j
general and idividual regret was j
expressed fur tue suffering of;
the President and horror of j
the assassin's brutal act. "The j
only slight offered the President in ?
this entire country," continued j
Judge Mackey, "I am sorry to say, i
occured in South Carolina. A low ,
fellow there, who ia barred uut of ?
both parties-the Democrats wouldn't i
have him, and in justice to the Repub- j
Heans, I must say that they disown j
him-went to the telegraph office at j
tho town of Lancaster, in that State, ?
a few days ago, and penned the j
following dispatch, addressing it to j
President Garfield :
"Wo in South Carolina had nothing j
to do with shooting Garfield, but
I'm not going to shed any crocodile
tears over it."
"Payment for the message was
tendered, but the operator, Mr. j
Brennick, an earnest and active
Democrat, refused to receive the
money or transmit the telegram. Ho
tore it up and drove the man from
the office. Mr. Brennick's action j
reflects the general sentiment of J
decency and earnest strpathy of thc !
people of South Caroliua."
Prom the Normal Institute.
GREENVILLE, S. C., Aug. 5, 1881.
Dear Watchman and Southron :
After a very pleasant but fatiguing
day, we reached Greenville to attend
the second session of the Institute.
We happened, to be the unfortunate
ones who were not met by the polite
committee, as we did not come by way
i of the Columbia and Greenville road,
I on which most of the teachers were ex
! pected. However, we were trumps
from the Game Cock County, and none
of the other teachers could crow over us
if we xccre not met.
Thc exerciser of the Iustitute were
opened on Tuesday morning ; the school
was organized, and both teachers and
scholars were put to work at once. So
much for the promptness of Professor
We were honored by the presence of
the Governor, who, in a few short and
happy words, greeted and bade us God
Major Thompson, our gifted Superin?
tendent, whose presence alone was
enough to infuse new life and enthusiasm
in our Institute, was there to greet us in
his graceful style.
We have a class in Arithmetic taugh*
by Professor Reiman, who is master of
Our first evening lecture was deliv?
ered on Wednesday ; the speaker of
the occasion was the distinguished (J.
S. Commissioner of Education. The
Institute at time of writing numbers
over two hundred. More anon.
A State Teachers' Association.
A call for the organization of a State
Teachers* Association at Greenville on
August 9th and 10th bas been signed
by thc Hon H. S. Thompson, State
superintendent of Education ; the Rev.
Dr. Grier, president of Erskine College;
Dr. Carlisle, of Wofford College ; the
Rev. G. W. Holland, of Newberry
College ; Dr. Smeltzer, of the Walhalla
Female College; Mr. John Gadsden,
principal of the Holy Communion
Church institute; Mr. Doty, principal
of the Morris Street School;'Mr. V. C.
Dibble, principal of the Charleston
High School; Mr. H. P. Archer,
principal of the Bennet School of this j
city, and by the principals of other leading
schools and academies throughout the j
State. The meeting will be addressed i
by Col. H. S. Thompson, on 'The
Public School system of South Caroli?
na ;' by Dr. Jas. H. Carlisle ; by Prof.
H. P. Archer, on 'The necessity of a
State Teachers' Association ;' by Prof.
V. C. Dibble, on 'The needs of our ed?
ucational systems ;' by Prof. Davis, on I
'What I saw at the National Teachers' j
Association ;' by President A. S. j
Townes, on 'What I learned at the j
Teachers' Association/ and by Dr. W. j
M. Grier.-News and Courier.
The corn crops near thc Socastee arc
described as having been blasted by the
Two colored men were drowned on
last Saturday while attempting to cross
Black River near Campfield.
Seven steamers brought 1833 immi?
grants on Wednsday to New York.
The fast train that carried Dis.
Ham ilton and Agnew from Philadel?
phia to Washington made 55 miles
Miss Clara Louise Kellogg sailed
from England for this country July
Col. Cash has issued a pamplet in
vindication of himself for killing Col j
Shanon. The press have very little to j
sa}7 about it.
We understand that a Clement
Attachment Factory will shortly be
put in operation just be'ow Camden
by a couple of gentlemen. Let thc
Dall roll.-Kershaw Gazette.
To keep postage stamps from sticking
together, simply rub them upon the
bair of your head. The oil of the hair
is the secret.
The Camden Journal wants the next
menagerie that visits that town to bring
a live chicken as one of its curiosities.
Cholera has killed all tho poultry tribe
In the death of Col. J. A. Law,
which occurred at his residence in Dar?
lington on Thursday thc 28th ult., that
county loses oue of her best citizens,
the Democratic party a faithful member,
and his family the head which can never
The next session of the University
of South Carolina will b^gin August
25th. It combines the advantages
of the old curriculum with special and j
extended instruction according to
the University system. Connected
with it are schools of law, of medicine
and of pharmacy.
It is estimated at Atlanta, Georgia,
that within eighteen months ?100,000
000 has been subscribed in the North,
and in Europe for investment in various
ways io the new South that intends to
be the great South. Rah !
The run of salmon on the Fraser
river surpasses all precedent or calcula?
tion. Steamers and rowboats laden to
the guards with fish are arriving at the
canneries faster than they can be pack?
ed, hands being scarce and labor high,
causing many fish to be thrown away.
One steao)er has just arrived with over
9,000 fine salmon.
Senators Bayard, Johnston and
Davis'arrived at White Sulphur Springs,
W. Va., after a ride on horse-back, of
two hundred miles, lasting over nine
days, through the mountain wilderness
of that State.
Out of eight living U. S. Supreme
Court Judges lhere is but one Democrat
-Judge Field, of California. It is a j
Republican Court when party issues are j
Major William F. Nance, of New- j
berry died there on Sunday last in the j
forty-sixth year of his age. Major j
Nance was a native of Newberry, and a !
graduate of tho South Carolina Acade?
my. During the war he served on the
staff of Ripley. Since tho war ho
has been engaged in the insurance busi?
ness. He was a man of more than or?
dinary intelligence, and his engagiug j
manners and amiable disposition mado j
him popular everywhere. .
Colonel John C. Burch was the sev?
enth Secretary of the Uuited States
Senate, an office which has been held
by fewer incumbents than any other
under tho Government. He was elect?
ed to succeed Gorham March 24, 1877.
He is the second Secretary of tbe Sen?
ate who has died while an incumbent of
the office. Asbury Dickens was thc
A new and dangerous counterfeit
silver dollar is now in circulation.
The imitation is in all respects per?
fect, showing that the machine used
is of a high order. The metal is the
only mark by which the spurious
character can be told, it being of a
white tinge, in no way resembling
the silver used in the genuine : What
this composition consists of has not
been decided upon by experts, but
it does not require an expert to de?
tect the metalic impurity of the spu?
Mr. Henry Gr. Yen nor has extended
his 'revised' predictions on the weather
so that they include August in detail,
as given below : August 1-Probadly
warm and oppressive. 2 and 5-Gen?
erally pleasant weather, fairly warm
days and cool to cold evenings and
nights. 6-Fair and pleasant 7
(Sunday)-Heat and storm. 8 and 10
-Sultry weather, with heavy showers,
cooler evenings and nights : ll and 13
-Heat again in the United States,
with cloudy and sultry weather, storms
in Canada. 14 (Sunday)-Cooler
change. 1-Cooler to cold and cloudy
and pleasant. 16-Storms throughout
portions of Virginia. 17 and 18
Hailstorms, and frost probably in some
portions. 19 and 20-Heat and storms.
21-ultry and showery. 22-Sultry
and windy. 23 and 24-Heat and
wind. 25 and 26-Heavy storms on
tho lakes, on the St. Lawrence and
around New York. 27 and 29-Cooler
weather, with rains and frosts in the
uortaern section. 30 and 31-Fair J
and pleasant weather, with cool evenings
and nights, with indications of returning
The corn and cotton crops in the
Eastern section of Williameburg are j
pronounced to be in a very fine condi?
tion, notwithstanding the severe ordeal
through which they have passed. The
season has been very favorable for the
late corn. Some of the cotton crops on
Black Uiver are said to be the best
grown in years. Thc plantations of
Mr. F. Rheni and Dr. Allard Heming?
way afford unmistakable rigns of an
abundant yield.-Georgetown Enquirer.
State of South Carolina,
COUNTY OF SUMTER.
By T. V. Walsh, Esq., Probate Judge.
WHEREAS, THOMAS P. SANDERS of
s.ii'l County and State, bath m.fie >ait to
tue to grunt hita Letters of Administration of che !
Kstateand effects of KICII'D M. SANDERS de- |
ceased, tbes<* are therefore to cite and admonish j
all and singular, the kindred nod creditors of ibo ?
ta i J Richard M. Sanders, late of said County in j
said State, deceased, that tbej be and appear be?
fore me, in the Court of Probaie, to be held at
Sumter, o>i 24th August, ISSI, after publication
hereof, at ll o'clock in the forenoon, to shew
cause, if any they have, why the said Adminis?
tration should not be granted
Given under my hand, thi.< Sth dav of August,
A. D., ISSI. ?. V. WALSH,
August 9 -3t Judge of Probate.
PUBLIG SCHOOLS. \
Office of School Commission- j
er Sumter County.
SUMTER, S. C. Aug. 8, 1881. I
1st.-The Board of Examiners of Sumter j
County will meet at the office of tbe School i
Commissioner on the 12tb, 13th, I4tb, 15th j
and 16th of September next, for the purpose'
of examining all applicants for Teachers' Cer- j
There will be no other regular examination ;
during the year. All who wish to teach in the j
Common Schools of Sumter County must ap- j
ply at that lime.
2cd.-Tbe various Boards of Trustees of j
the County are respectfully requested to meet ?
the Board of Examiners at Music Hall, at ll j
o'clock on Saturday the 24th of September ?
prox., to make arrangements for tbe coming I
Bv order of the Board of Examiners.
W. F. RH A ME, Ex. Of. Chairman, j
Aug 9 3teow j
THE SUMTER CLASSICAL
THE EXERCISES OF MY SCHOOL
will be resumed on the first Monday of
J have prepared many boys for College. I
refer to my present pupils and patrons. This
is roy home-I am no stranger. Al! I ask is
a trial. If parties are not pleased they may
withdraw at the expiration of the month.
Terms per Month :
Latin and Greek $5.00
Higher English S4.00
Intermediate English S3 00
Primary English $2 00
I will procure a room in a more central
locality if desirable.
August 6 THos. p. MCQUEEN.
AKEW AND COMMODIOUS STORE, j
well located at Wedgefield. Apply to !
GEO. W. REARDON,
August 9 tf. Sumter, S. C. ?
QABUILDING LOTS IN TOWN OF SUM
ter, within two squares East of the
Court House, in size and terms to suit pur?
Thecelebrated Improved MILLER COTTON
GIN, Fort Valley, Ga. Apply to
August 9. tf. GEO. W. EE ARDON,
SUMTER, August 18, 1881.
ON AND AFTER THIS DATE, MY
Brother, HENRY J. HARBY, will be
associated with me a< a partner in my busi?
ness, under the firm name of HARBY BROS.
Aug. 9. 3t
Frank & Adler*
"Wholesale Sealers In
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers,
Manufactured Expressly for
THE SOUTHERN TRADE.
FiNE GOODS A SPECIALTY.
314 & 316 W. BALTIMORE ST.,
Aug. 9. 3m.
ON OR ABOUT THE 15TH OF AUGUST,
ONE CAR LOAD OF
Prime Timothy Hay,
IN SMALL BALES, AT
FEED AND SALE STABLES OF
HARBY BROS. |
at same place, the latter part
of thi.^ month,
ONE CAR I-OAD
HORSES and MULES,
To Suit th? Market.
Aug. 9. lt
There was excitement at Albany
over a supposed attempt upon.G-overnor
Cornell's life. A drunken fellow named
Patrick Mc La ne was arrested with a
gun endeavoring to enter the old
capitol. It turo ed out that it was not
-BBB I I WM -
No Good Preaching.
No man can do a good job of work, preach
a good sermon, try a law suit well, doctor a
patient, or write a good article when he feels
miserable and duli with sluggish brain and
anstead}* nerves, and none should make the
attempt in such a condition when it can beso
easily and cheaply removed bj a little Hop
The people of tbe Weat owe a debt of grati
tude to Dr. Ayer fer tho production of Ayer'a
Ague Cure. Its timely use will save much suf
feriog and much discourage ment, and we rec?
ommend it with tho greatest confidence m its
ability to do all that id promised for it.
About four bales of Cotton was sold during
the week ending August 8-Ordinary 7J;
Good Middling 10}.
WILMINGTON, N. C., Aug. 6, 6 P. M.
SPIRITS TURPENTINE-The market open?
ed firm at 41 cents per gallon bid. No sales
ROSIN-The market was quoted firm at
SI 80 for Strained and $1 85 for Good
Strained, with sales as offered. Fine Rosins
steady on a basis of $2 25 for K Low Pale,
$2 50 for M Pale, $2 75 for N Extra Paie,
and $3 for Window Glass.
CRUDE TURPENTINE-Market quoted
firm at S2 90 per bbl for Yellow Dip and
Virgin, with sales of 40 bbls reported at that
price, and 200 bbls at $A 10 per bbl.
The leading Scientists of to-day agree
thai moat di.-cases are mused by disordered
Kidneys cr Liver. If therefore, the Kidneys
and Liver are kept in perfect order, perfeet
health will be the result. This truth h is only
been known a ?hort rime and for years people
suffere 7 great agorTy without being able to find
relief. The discovery of Warner's Safe Kidney
and Liver Cure marks a new era in the treat?
ment of these troubles Made from a simple
tropical leaf of rare value, it con huns just the
elements necessary to nourish And invigorate
both of ihe.-e great organs, and safely restore
and keep them in order. It is a POSITIVE
REMEDY for all the diseases that cause pains
in the lower part of the b- dy-for Torpid Liver
- Headaches-Jaundice-Dizziness-Gravel -
Fever. Agre-Malarial Fever, and all difficul?
ties of the Kidneys, Liver and Urinary Organs.
It is an excellent and safe remedy for females
during Pregnancy. It will control Menstrua*
tion and is invaluable for Leucorrhoea or fall?
ing of the Womb. As a Blood Purifier it is un
equaled, for it cures lbs organs th;it make tbe
This Remedy, which has done such wonders,
is put up in the LARGEST STZED BOTTLE
of any medicine upon the m-rket, and is sold
by Druggists and all dcalersat $1 25 per bottle.
For Diabetes, inquire foi WARNER'S SAFE
DIABETES CURB; It is a Positive Remedy.
II. H. WARNER k CO., Rochester, N. Y.
State of South Carolina.
COUNTY OF SUMTER.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
undersigned have this day formed a
partnership under the firm name of the
Watchman and Southron Publishing Co.,
for the purpose of conducting a General
Newspaper and /ob Printing business.
N. G. OSTEEN,
D. B. ANDERSON,
W. D. BLANDING.
Sumter, Si C., August 1st, 1881.
PHYSIC JAX AND SURGEON,
OFFICE SOUTH SIDE DUGAN ST.,
Estate Br. Daniel Reynolds,
IWILL apply tu Ju Ige of Probate for Sumter
County on the'Jib day of September. ISSI,
fora final discharge a.* Executor ...ff be afore?
said E-iato WM L. RKYNOLDS;
Augiirt 9 Exccu'or.
William P. Baskins, Dec'd,
IWILL apply to Jud-e of Probate of Sumter
County, on the 23d day of August. ISSI, for
a Final Discharge as Administratrix of afore?
said Estate. SARAH A. W. BA SKINS.
July 22 4t* Administratrix.
Estate of Wm, J, Joyner,
IWILL apply to the Judge ?>f Probat*) for
Sumter i ounty, on August 23d, 1881, for;
a Final Discbarge as Executor of aforesaid
Estate. JAMES A. IIARVIN,
July 22-4t* Executor.
WANTED TO SELL OR RENT, A Com?
fortable Dwelliog House centrally lo?
cated. Apply to MAJ. MARION MOISE.
Aug 2 _tf
IGAVE MY CHILL three do.<es of the
Talent Remedy-2905-and they brought
away a half pint worms. Sold by druggists.
DISSOLUTION OF CO?
THE Co partnership heretofore existing
under tho mime and style of
PENNINGTON & ROWLAND,
Dealers in General Merchandise, Magnolia,
Sumter County, S. C., is this day dissolved by
mutual consent. K- PENNINGTON,
J. J. ROWLAND;
W. W. ROWLAND.
Magnolia, S C , July 6. 1881.
ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS against
the late firm of PENNINGTON & ROW.
LAND, contracted on or before July 6th, ISS I,
mus? preseut them to the undersigned for set?
All parties duo the late firm must make pay.
ment to us. aa we al>:no are authorized to settle
the business J. J. ROWLAND ? BRO.,
July 6, !SS!. 22-4 Magnolia, S. C.
ISL IN Gr
PORTABLE HAND POWER
COTTON AND HAY PRESS.
THE MOST CONVENIENT and labor-sav?
ing press in uso. One man can paok cot?
ton faster than it can bo ginned in a sixty saw
Gin. Seud for cut and particulars to
July 22 m* Greenville. S- C.
NAME STAMPS FOR MARKING CLOTHING
with indolliblo ink, or f:r printing visiting
STAMPS OF ANY KIND
for stamping BUSINESS CARDS, ENVEL
OPES or anything else. Specimens of various
?tylo? on hand, which will be shown with pleas?
ure. The LOWEST PRICES possible, and
orders filled promptly.
Call on C. P. OSTEEN,
At the True Southrou Oflice.
"It's only a cold" has sent thousands
to prematore graves. A cold stops np the av?
enues of the system, and disease'mast result.
Neglected, most violent remedies mast be
used to remove the obstruction. Taken timely,
a few doses of
Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient
will carry off naturally the cau^ of the suf?
fering, and save days, mouths, OT even years
SOLD BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
August 2 4t.
BORBEOTOTO, 2T. J.
Graduatory Courses in Classics, Belles-Let?
tres and Music.
Superior facilities in Music, Art, Freoch and
Thorough instructions in all departments.
Students treated with confidence and re?
Manners and morals carefully guarded.
The College a home for its students.
$50 scholarship, and eleven other prizes,
?&For Catalogne address
REV. WM. C. BOWEN, A. Pres't.
The Manning High School
tomboys and girls. Standard high. Lo?
cation healthy. Positively no communication
between boys and girls. SO studenta in at?
tendance last year. Cheapest school of like
grade io the State. Board from 57 to ?12
per month. Next session begins September
5th. For circulars and terms, address
H. J. HAYNSWORTH, Principal.
Manning, S. C.
REV. H. M. MOOD. \
H. J. HAYNSWORTH, / Faculty,
August 2 tf
WESLEYAN FEMALE INSTITUTE,
STAUNTON, VIRGINIA. .
Opens September 20th, 1331, One of the
FIRST SCHOOLS FOR YOUNQ LADIES W TBE UHIT
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TERMS AMONG THK BEST IN THE
UNION. Board, Washing, English Course,
Latin, French, German, Instrumental Music,
?cc, for Scholastic year, from Sept. to June,
$238. For Catalogues write to Rev. WM. A.
HARRIS, D. D. Pres't. STAUWTOK, VIROIJOA.
Taie a Greenville Paper.
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ear, issued in Greenville, South Carolina, tbe
most enterprising and thriving City of the
State. Size, 26 by 40 inches. 20 columns of
reading matter weekly. Especial attention
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f If E HOUSE
Every man should know bow he is made
and what be is made for, both to enjoy this
life and the next.
"What's a home, or land, or wine, or meat,
If one can't rest for pain, nor sleep, nor eat,
Nor go about in comfort? Here's the ques?
tion : What's all the world without a good
The reputation of Dr. HEINITSH'S MEDI?
CINES is becoming world-wide as tbe best
medicines for tbe Blood and Liver. This is
what everybody says. The Blood and Liver
Pills for the Liver, Queen's Delight for the
Blood, Rose Cordial for Bowel Complaint,
Quaker Liniment for Pains and Aches, Eina
Chill Cure for Chills and Fever. Are for sale
by Druggists, and at
Heinitsh's Family Drag Store
COLUMBIA, S. C.
COUGH SYRUP !
FOR THE CURE OF COUGHS, COLDS, In?
fluenza, Catarrh, Whooping Coogb, Bron?
chitis, Asthma, and all affections of the Lungs.
A valuable Expectorant and Soothing Cough
For the cure of Diarrhoea, Dysenteryi I
Bowel Complaint, Fains, Cramps, Cholera,
Cholera Morbus, Sick Stomach, Sour Stomach,
Sick and Nervous Headache, Wind in the
Stomach, Hysterics, FsinliDgs, Low Spirits,
Melancholy. For Infants-one of the best
Soothing Sledicines for Teething, Belly Ache,
Looseness of Bowels, Fretfulness, Restlessness,
and all complaints incident to Children.
Soothing for Children Teething.
A wonderful medicine for children of all
ages and conditions-it improves their health
and regulates their bowels. Mothers may
have full confidence in this preparation as
being the very best medicine for softening the
Gums, and rendering the process of Dentition
For Teething, Inflammation of the Gams,
Spasms, Fits, Bellyache, Wi Dd on the Stom?
ach, Griping Pains, Sour Stomach, Looseness,
Bowel Complaint, Wind Colic, Cholera Morbus
Vomitiog, Fretfulness, Restlessness, and all
complaints incident to Children.
(The French Remedy.)
For thc permanent cure of Gonorrhoea, Gleet,
Stricture, and affections of tbe Kidneys and
Urethra, Swelling of the Glands, Seminal
Weakness, Obstruction and Incontinence of
Extract from a Letter.
liThe Queeo'8 Delight" is beginning to
awaken tbe attention of our physicians. Its
remarkable curative powers are seen in its
wonderful effect upon disease. As a blood
purifier there is no medicine like it known to
the profession. A gentleman told me that his
son bad been takieig the Queen's Delight, and
is more beDeuted by it than by any other
medicine. He wants a dozen bottles."
''Dr. E. Heinitsh :-Your medicine for
Chills and Fever is a sure remedy. I have
been suffering for several months past, and
one bottle ofyour Chill and Fever Cure baa
entirely cured the disease. I have not bad a
chill since, and I regard my health restored."
Yours, Respectfully, M. D. WADE.
"I have used two bottles of 'Queen's De?
light' and one box pills. The pain in my
back and side have left me ; my liver is acting
well ; my appetite better and my headache
gone. I feel like a young man ; I shall use
your valuable medicine as long aa I continue
Yours, Respectfully, J. L. B.
"Mr. E. Heiuitsb-Dear Sir .-Mrs. Rials
was suffering with Liver Complaint and paius
in the side and heart, nervousness, could not
sleep, bad appetite, and general bad health.
I procured one bottle of your 'Queen's Delight'
and Blood Pills. I regard ber case as cured.
She is looking as well as she ever did. Your
'Queen's Delight' is a blessing to th? afflicted.
I give this certificate cheerfully."
Yours, Respectfully. J. D. JV"
A. A. t
Li DIES' DRESS GOODS, ^
Gents' and Boys7 Summer Clmfi
IN GREAT VARIETY.
1000 Parasols and Umbrellas
AT AUCIION PRICES.
Full Stock of Dry Goods
AT BOTTOM PRICES.
Complete Stock of
And everything usually fouud in *
General Assorted Stock.
Of tbe Finest Quality, with
A LARGE ASSORTMENT OP ?
The above are offered at reduced ?
prices, preparatory io the purchaser (
of my Fall aDd Whiter stock.
CALL AND SECURE BARGAINS.
AT THE CORNER.
April 16 .jj
A. J. CHINA,
FINE TOILET SOAPS, HAIR AND TOOTH
BRUSHES. PERFUMERY AND FANCY
TOILET ARTICLES, ?c., Ac.
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
? ?-- ASP - ?
GLASS, PUTTY, &c. _
Physicians' prescriptiona accurately
compounded. March 18-ly
"LAND OF THE SKY!"
3,250 Feet Above tbe Level vt the Seat
HENDEBSONVILLE, N. C.
THIS DOUSE ba? been thoroughly retie?
vated aod put io first ela?? condition for
tbe SEASON OF ISSI.
The Proprietor will give bis personal atten.
tion to Guests, and do everything in his power
to make tbem feel at borne.
EXCELLENT WELL OF ICE-COLD WATE?.
Nice Fur D i tore ; Rooms Carpeted ; Attentive
Servants; Location Central ; Fare the Belt;
Telegraph Office in tbe Hotel!
Stage? for Asheville leave this Honte every
morning. Hacks for Brevard and Caesar's
Head- Omnibus to and from the Depot.
Good I?very Stable connected with
Terms $2 per day, and by the mouth
from $20 to $40.
A. J. DODAMEAD, Proprietor.
THE SUMTER STOVE MAN.
T. C. SC AFFE
STOVES, PUMPS, TTNWARE,
STOVE CASTINGS, WIL?
LOW WARE, DRIV
EN PUMPS, GAS
ALSO LAMP FIXINGS AND fi
Gas Pipe Cut and Threaded.
Water Works Put Up. , 0
Pumps Put Down.
Tin Ware Repaired.
Guns, Put in Order. J
May 12 ~ "' ... '"'.'.fly*