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OX AND A FT Eli THIS I>.Vfi?, TRAINS
oh these Koads will run as folluivs,?every
Leave Wadasb .ro. S 40 a m
Leave Bennett's. 9 00 a ta
Leave Marren. ? 15 a id
Leave -VcFarlau. 9 35 a in
Leave Cheraw. 10 15 am
Leave Society II?11. 10 5fl a m
Leave Darlington .?.. II 35 a w
Arrive at Florence. 12 10 p m
Leave Florence. 12 10 p m
Leave Darlington. 1 20 p rn
Leave Society Hill. 2 10 p ui
Arrive at Cheraw. 2 50 p ui
Arrive at \V:nlesb?ro. 4 15 j> w
The freight ?raia will leave Floreucc at 6 30 A
M every day except Suauay; making the n>uud
trip to Cheraw every day, and to Wa<t<:sb<>ro us
often as tuay he necessary?keeping out of the
way of passenger train.
ji D TDWNSEND. President.
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6(5;.S per cent. Amazonia.
NOVA SCOTIA LAND PLASTEPw.
South Carolina Ground Phosphate,
Fine Ground and High Grade.
For sale by
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Jan IT 3m
CHARLESTON, S. C.
THIS POPULAR AND CENTRALLY
located HOTEL having beet, entirely
renovated during the past Summer is now
ready for the reception of the traveling public.
Popular prices $2 and 2.50 per day.
Sgecia.1 rates for Commercial Travelers.
E. T. GA1LLARD, j
THE mm CENTRAL HOTEL
COLUMBIA, S. C.
HAVING renewed my Lease of ''The Grand
Central Hotel"' for a term of years, I
be;; " ;ave to inform the Public that the House
ha:. >een thoroughly rfr-paiiuedj and is now
furnished with new and improved Black
"Walnut Furniture, Wire .Spring Beds with
best Hair .Mattresses, Velvet and Brussels
Carpets. Electric Annunciators connect with
everj' room, and the Hotel is connected j
through the Columbia Telephonic Exchange ;
with every prominent place of business j
throughout the City. These advantages, with j
competent attendants, warrant me in assuring j
the traveling Public as good accommodations I
as the So nth can afford.
JUHN T. WILLRF, Proprietor. !
Sept 20 3m j
COLUMBIA HOTEL j
it. N. LOWKANCK, Proprietor
COLUMBIA, S. C.
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WILMINGTON, COLUMBIA AND
AUGUSTA R. R.
ON and after Jan. 1st, 1SS2, the following
schedule will be run on this Road :
sight express asd mail train"; (Daily )
(Nos. 47 West and 4S East.)
Leave Wilmington.10.15 p ni
Arrive at Florence. 2 20 a in
Leave Florence. 2 50 a m
Leave Suniter. 4 20 a in
Arrive at Columbia. 6 10 a m
Leave Columbia.10 00 p m
Leave Sumter. .12 OS a a
Arrive at Florence. 1 34 a in
Leave Florence. . 1 52 a m
Arrive at Wilmington. 6 20 i m
This Train stops only at Brinkley's, White
vil'e, Fleioington, Fair Bluff, Marion, Florence,
Titumonsville, Mayesville, Sumter, Camden
Junction anil Eastover.
through freight train.
Daily, except Sundays.
Leave Florence._...11 40 p m
Leave Sumter . 2 28 a m
Arrive at Columbia.?. 5 30 a m
Leave Columbia.? 5 00 p m
Leave Sumter.- 8 20 p m
Arrive at Florence?.II 10 p m
local freight?(Daily except Sunday.)
Leave Florence. . . 6 00 a ui
Arrive at Sumter.. TO 55 a m
Leave Sumter.11 40 a m
Arrive at Columbia. 4 00 p m
Leave Columbia. 7 00 a in
Arrive at Sumter.11 15 am
Leave Sumter_.-..12 15 pm
Arrive at Florence. 5 10 p m
A. POPE, G. P. A.
JOHN F. DIVINE. General Sup't._
Columbia and Greenville Rail Road,
Columbia. S. C, August 31. ISS1
>N AND AFTER THURSDAY, September
1st, 1881, Passeuger Trains will run as
herewith indicated, upon this road and its
branches?Daily except Sundays :
No. 42 Up Passenger.
Leave Columbia (A). 11 20 a m
Leave Alston.-.12 26 p m
Leave Newberry. I 21 p m
Leave Hodges. 3 52 p in
Leave Bel ton . . 5 05 p m
Arrive at Greenville. 6 27 p m
N?>. 43 Down Passenger.
Leave Greenville at.10 33 a tu
Leave Bclton.II 57 a oi
Leave Hodgvs. 1 12 p m '
Leave Newberry. 3 47pm
Leave .Alston... . 4 46pm !
Arrive at Columbia (F). 5 50 p ui
Spartanburg, Union & Columbia R. R
No. 42.Up Passenger.
Leave Alston..".12 40 p m j
Leave Spartanhurg, S U & C Depot (B) 4 03 p m j
Arrive Sp*rtauburg R & D Depot (K) 4 12 p m i
No. .43 Down Passenger.
Leave Spartanburg R &' D Depot (U) 12 4S p m j
Leave Spartanburg S U:i C Depot (G) 1 07 j. m
Leave Union. 2 36 p m j
Arrive at Alston. 4 3? p m i
Laurkss Rail Road, j
Leave Newb.-rry. 3 55 p m ;
Arrive at Laurens C- li. 6 45 p m ;
Leave Laurens C. II. S 30 a in !
Arrive at Newberry.11 30 a m j
Abbeville Branch. i
Leave Hodges. 3 56 p m !
Arrive at Abbeville. 4 40 pm j
Leave Abbeville.12 15pm!
Arrive at Hodges. I 05 p m I
Blce Ridge R. R. <fc Anderson Branch. \
Leave Belum.~ 5 OS p m i
Leave Anderson.?. 5 41 p ni :
Leave Pcmilcton. 6 20 p m ;
Leave Seuaca (C). 7 20 p m j
Arrive at Walhalla. 7 45 p m |
Leave Walhalla.. ? 23 a tn j
Leave Seneca (D). 9 5 4 a in j
Leave Pendleton.-.10 30 a m j
Leave Anderson...-...11 12 a in i
Arrive at Be!ton..11 4S a m !
On and after above date through cars will be j
run between Columbia and Hcnderscuville with" i
A?With South Carolina Rail Road from |
Charleston; with Wilmington Columbia & Au )
gusta R R from Wilmington and all poinrs north !
thereof; with Charlotte, Columbia i Augusta I
Kail Road from Charlotte and points nort.
B?With Asheville & Spartanburg Rail Road
for points in Western N. C.
C?With A. & C. Div. R & L. R. E. for ?11 j
points South and West.
D?With A. & C. Div. R. & D. 11. R. from At i
lanta and beyond.
E?With A. ? C. Div. R. Sc D. R. R. for all '
points South and West.
F?With South Carolina Rail R?ad for Char
leston ; with Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta I
Rail Road for Wilmington and the North ; wbh ;
Charlotte, Columbia <fc Augusta Rail Road for j
Charlotte and the North.
G?With A>heville <fc Spartanburg Rail 3otxd
H_With A. A C. Div. R. & D. R. R. from
Chailolte <fe beyond.
Standard lime used is Washington, D. C,
which is fifteen minutes faster than Columbia.
J. W. FRY, Sup't
A. POPE. Generat Passenger Agent.
Accost 20. I SRI, tf.
mutt?~""'t 'nu im I ii? ? ii m mi ii ii im i
South Carolina Railway Co,
COMMENCING JANUARY 1SS2. j
Passenger Trains on Camden Branch will |
run as follows, until further notice:
east to columbia
Leave Camden.. 7 40 a m j
Leave Camden Junction. 8 45 a m I
A?rive at Columbia.10 52 a m j
west from columbia?daily except sundays, j
Leave Columbia. 5 15 a m... 6 00 p m |
Jrrive Camden Junction, II 00 a m... 7 40 p uo j
Arrive at Camden. I 00 p m... 8 45 p in !
east to charleston and augusta.
Leave Cimden. . 3 50 p m i
Leave Camden June'. 5 37 p m .
Arrive at Charleston.10 30 p ui j
Arrive at Augusta. 7 35 a m |
west from charleston and augusta; j
Leave Charleston. 6 15 a m I
Leave Augusta. 4 45 pm.
Arrive Camden June'.11 00 a m I
Anive at Camden. 1 00 p m j
Columbia and Greenville Railroad both ways, j
for all point* on that Road and on the Spar- l
tanburg. Union and Columbia and Spartanburg I
aDd A^hvilie Kailronds, also with toe Char- j
Iotte. Columbia and Augusta Railroad to and j
from all points North by trains leaving Camden j
at 7 40 a m, and arriving at 8 45 p m.
Connections made at Augus-a to all points j
^"est and South; also at Charleston with j
Steamers for New York and Florida?on Wed- !
nesdays and Saturdays.
Trains on Camden Branch run daily except !
Sunday. On main line. Colifmbia and Augusta \
Divisions, trains r::n daily. Pullman Cars are :
run between Charleston and Washington, on i
trains arriving at Columbia 10:62 and depart- 1
ing at 6:00 P. M. Local sleepers between j
Charleston, Columbia and Augusta
On Saturdays ROUND TRIP TICKETS are j
sold to and from all Stations at one first class j
fare for the round trip?tickers being good till i
Monday noon, < " rclurn. Excursion tickets :
good for 10 days are regularly on sale to and j
from all stations at 6 cents per mile f'-r round
THROUGH TICKKTS to ail points, can be j
purchased bv applying to James Jones. Agent ;
?I Camden. " . 1>. C. ALLEN,
General Passenger and Ticket Agent. j
JOHN ii. PECK, General Manager.
Chariest' r,. S. C
NORTH-EASTERN R. R. 09.
Q NORTHEASTERN RAILROAD CO.
CfiAKLKSTON, S. C. Jan. 23. 1882.
On and after this date the following Sche
dule v. ill be run, Sundays included :
Leave Charleston. Arrive Florence.
8 "u a. m.12 55 i'. m.
4 40 i*. m. 2 00 a m.
8 15 l'- m.1 ?.ij a. m.
T 2ave Florence. Arrive Charleston. j
2 40 a. m.0 50 a. m.
11 35 a. m.4 ;;5 i*. m.
12 10 a. m.0 20 a. m.
Train leaving Florence at 2 40 a, m. will i
Stop fwr way passengers;
J. F. DIVINE, Gen/1 Sup't.
p. L. CLEAPOR, Gen'I. Ticket Agent.
ROBERT HOUGH & SONS,
IMPORTERS AND DEALERS IN *
InN r W II I.\
44 SviUh-Sbxet, Baltimore, Md. j
THINK OF ME.
Think of me 'mid scenes of gladness
When thy cup with joy o'er flows,
When her richest gifts and blessings
Fortune o'er thy pathway throws ;
While thy heart has naught of sorrow,
And thy heart is light and free,
Wilt thou in thy happiest moments
Have one sweet, kind thought of me?
Think of me when others woo thee,
And on thee their praises pour;
I have loved thee truly, fondly?
Surely they can do no more,
In my heart i':i cherish ever
Mem'ries sweet, dear one, of thee;
All I ask?say, wilt thou dearest,
Give sometimes one thought to me?
Though my friendship came with summer,
With her it did not depart;
Frosts of autumn, snows of winter
Cannot drive it from my heart.
Time to all brings many a sorrow?
Cares that we cannot forsee ;
But while I have life and mem'ry,
'Twill be sweet to think of thee.
THE YOUNG- LAWYER'S HIT.
It was the gloomiest of gloomy
days. There was not a redeeming
feature about it. If it had ouly rain
ed, there might have been music in
the drops; if it had snowed, we
could have "lived over" the beautiful
poem ; but it did neither, and now,
late in the afternoon, the air was a
thick, damp vapor and the street an
kle-deep with slush and mud that an
unpaved Western town supplies so
bountifully and readily.
Then, again, the life of a young at
torney is not always one whirl of ex
citement and pleasurable results.
Not a liviug soul except a boot-black
?just as if we should ever need boot
blacks again?had entered the door
that day. In vain had I tried to give
my mind over to the arbitrary stat
utes, and then in despair sought the
more inviting stimulants of Regina
vs. Reynolds ; even the gossip of a
great leading case failed to inspire
me, and wearily I turned from my
books to my thoughts, and from my
thoughts to my gloom.
It was just then, before I had as
cended to the realms of suicidal pur
pose?for 1 walk that way slowly?
that the door knob hesitatingly, cau
tiously turned, and I was hard at
work again, pen in hand, with one
eye on the paper and the other on the
door. I won't make a diagnosis of
just ho w fast my heart was beating, if
peradventure the door would open
and somebody that was somebody
should come in. I could endure the
suspense no longer, and looked
squarely up. The door had opened,
and though the evening shadows
were gatheiing thick and fast, I
could see that my visitor was in dress
and manners a lady?the most signifi
cant word in the greatest of langua
ges. Her vail concealed her face,
but, old or young, ugly or pretty, her
thoughts probably were : "Hero's a J
young man?very young; he hasn't
had much experience?don't think he
ever did such work before. It would
help him, but that don't help me. I
had better look?,;
But I interrupted my own forebod
ings by springing to my feet with a
"Good evening, Madame ! Step in ;
I'm through with the matter in hand
?a little pressed now, with term time
upon, us, but have an hour to spare
to-day?such a dull day! Sit down I"
and my first triumph was won, for
she was seated. Then I swept my
books from me with an air of relief,
as if any problem she might agitate
would be child's play compared to
what I had just passed through.
I had not as yet so much as caught
the color of her eyes, and couldn't
but wonder why she kept her vail
drawn so closely unless she was med
itating a sudden flight to the office of
the bald-headed wretch across the
way, who had a few gray hairs and
more experience, you know?but a
bad attack of rheumatism, too, thank
heaven! which I devoutly trusted
was keeping him home on such a day
"I want you to write a will!" she
suddenly began, in a half-halting
"Certainly, Madame!" I answered,
nobly resolving to strengthen the
faith within her ; and I pulled half a
quire of legal cap toward me, and
thought of the solemn opening and
the weighty formalities of its publica
"It's to be my husband's will," she
added. "He dare not come out on
such a day as this." And she shiv
ered so prettily that 1 was reconciled
with the weather for the first time
"Hadn't I better come to your
house ?" I ventured to suggest.
"Oh, no! not now!" she answer
ed, with a little sigh. "It might ex
cite him too much. But he may be
belter to night, and I will send the
carriage for you then. It will not
make any difference, will it, about
the will being binding ?" And some
thing told me she was peering anx
iously at me.
"Of course, Madame, if he then ful
ly and voluntarily adopts it as his, it
is just the same as if I took it all
down from his own lips."
"Well, wc want?he wants?to
leave all his real and personal proper
ly to me'* with full powers as execu
trix?and 1 am to take charge of his
only child ar.d make for her such al
lowance as I shall think wi.se."
"What is your daughter's name ?"
"She is not my daughter !" she an
swered, will) the slightest token of a
jratherinjr unimatiom in her voice.
"Ah, }-fs ; just, so !" said I, ner
\ ously fumbling with the paper. "She
is your step (laughter."
" What's her name ? You sec I must
"Mabel Cecil," she haltingly spoke.
"A deuced pretty name!" 1 re- j
marked to myself. "I wonder what
she wants to stumble so over pro- j
nounciug it?" And then 1 tried to j
forget all about it as I took up my ;
pen and began : "I?I?" Ah ! par- j
don me, Madame, but what's your;
husband's name V7
What fools men are when a little !
excited, especially young lawyers, |
sitting np with an early case !
"Robert E. Cecil/'
"J, Kobcrt E. Cecil, of the county
of Herkimer and State of-, do
make and publish this rny la^t will
"I give, bequeath aud devise to i
my beloved wife?"
"Ah ! pardon, Madame, but what's
your name ?"
"Lucy L. Cecil."
"To my dearly beloved wife, Lucy
L. Cecil, all my real and personal j
property of whatsoever kind and na
ture, after the payment of all my just
debts ; and I hereby commit to her
guardianship my only child, Mabel
Cecil, tor whom there shall be made
such allowance and maintenance as i
to my beloved wife may seem fit.
"And I hereby appoint Lucy L.
Xecil my sole executrix of this my
last will and testament, hereby revok
ing all former wills by me made.
"In witness thereof I have hereun
to set my hand, this third day of
November, A. 1)., 187-."
"I suppose you understand," I un
dertook to explain, "that this will
vests all your husband's property in
you, and to leave your daughter's al
lowance to your' discretion is to leave
her at law nothing in her own right.
The provision is, in short, meaning
less, except that it shows that the tes
tator had her in his mind when he
made his will, and so far makes it all
the more binding.'7
"Exactly!" she spoke with anima
tion, "it's his wish?and I shall see
that you are well paid for" your trouble
and counsel?the carriage will be
here very soon." And she had gone
as quickly as she had come.
That remark about payment had
entered a very threadbare coat, and
struck right home.
But it's too mean, all the same, pay
or no pay," I growled, "to cut that
girl off that way without a cent!
But it's the old story, and?I can't
help it!" and I sank back with a
philosophical smile on my face.
Then?just in sport, in a fit of ma
lignant satisfaction?I took np a sec
j ond sheet of legal cap and scribbled
j thereupon, with a formal opening and
i close, that this same Robert E. Cecil
I gave all his property to his dearly-be
loved daughter, Mabel Cecil, and left
the lady of the vail where the law
I found her.
"But such is the history of the
world!" I concluded, solemnly, "ever
such ; aud what a gulf, deep impas
sable, between what ought to be aud
what is? How I should like to bridge
it over!" And 1 buttoned up my
coat, and walking to the window, im
agined I could see through the dark
ness the coming of the carriage of
! Madame Cecil.
[ The time dragged slowly, very
slowly, aud I never felt more genuine
relief than in hearing heavy wheels
> grinding through the mud and slush,
and a knocking at the door to notify
me the carriage was ready.
I sprang into the carriage aud
away we dashed through such dark
ness that I could not for the life of me
discover to what portion of the town
we were being driven. But in a
very short time we came to a 6udden
halt aud the carriage door opened.
The coachman conducted me up the
brown-sione steps, where the open
door was already awaiting me, and 1
stepped into the dimly lighted hall.
As I did so a lady, whose figure
and manners told me was Madame
Cecil, glided from a side room, and
with a little plaintive smile bade me
follow her at once. But in that in
stant I had her face and perhaps her
character. She might have been 35,
only she didn't look it, with those
brilliant black eyes, pearly teeth, and
elegant manners; but behind all these
I read the positive force that turned
to good may save a country, but giv
en over to evil would sacrifice every
thing to success.
Xoiseiessly she glided over the
heavy carpets and as silently 1 fol
lowed her. She passed into the
library, and from thence?as I in
stinctively felt?into the chamber of
death ; even elegant furniture and
costly paintings and embroidered cov
erlets are ffoi to overaw7e our destiny.
"Mr. Cecil, the lawyer has come,"
she softly said, as she stooped over
the emaciated face of a silver-haired
"What! who ?" as he started from
a seeming stupor, and looked wonder
ingly at me from his suken eyes.
"lie will read it to you now, Mr.
Cecil ;" adding in a low tone : "lie
is sinking rapidy ; I fear you must
I felt that I must. I seated myself
at his bedside, and as 1 did so I saw
his lips tremble and I believe they
were breathing a name. I imagine
it was "Mabel."
Our boldest moves are born upon
the spur of the moment.
"Mrs. Cecil, may I trouble you for
a glass of water'/" 1 asked, as I took
out the will she had drawn.
' Quick, Sir, quick!" said I, as I
noticed his suken eyes watching her j
hastening footsteps. "Do you want!
your daughter to have all your prope?'- j
ly, save what the law gives your
lie started buck from me as if he
could not tru.st his own senses, or
was doubting whether to put confi
dence in me : but lie seemed to feel ]
the necessity of doin<; so and sud
denly the dull eyes brightened with a I
momentary gleam of relief and joy as J
he clearly answered:
"Yes, yes ! aud God ble>s you !"
\nd I too was thanking heaven for
the whim that had led me to write
two wills so very like in strength and
appearance, and it was only the
work of a moment to make the ex
chage and just in time. With Mrs.
Cecil came the houskeeepcr and a j
man servant, and in their presence i
the dying man tremblingly signed his j
named to the second will and they 1
witnessed it. They had gone, and 1 j
started to go, when the old man press- i
ed my hand and I saw the tears gath-1
eiiiiff in his eyes As 1 turned to go j
! involuntarily felt the blacK eyes of j
MauVme ( oil had witnessed all and i
"I should like to see that will!"
she said firmly, in a low voice.
"'Some other time. lie's dying,
'So much the greater reason, Sir !
Show it to'Tnc."
I looked her one instant calmy and
suggestively in the face and then
started for the door.
"Stop '" she cried, and a tiny, sil
ver-mounted revolver gleamed in her
"My God ! Mrs.Cecilyou have kill
ed him ! lie has died at your hands !"
I cried as I heard a strange sound be
hind me, and would have turned if all
the pistols in the universe had been
pointed at me.
The old man's arm had been lifted
as if in prayer, but now sank with
ered upon the pillow, whilst his eyes
stared at us in the rigidity of death,
lie had died.
Instinctively Madame Cecil seem
ed to recognize all was over, and
lowering the weapon hissed at me
between her pearly teeth :
"You've played me false?go ! go !
or I will shoot you!
And I went gladly enough from the
brownstone front, with its teacheiy,
its wickedness and avarice, into the
dark night and muddy streets.
But I Irad carried out the wishes of
the poor dragooned husband, and
Mabel received her own. As soon
after as her share of the estate could
be obtained the wretched woman dis
appeared from the neighborhood, and
it was understood had sailed for Aus
tralia. Although a young and almost
briefless lawyer, I was appointed
Mabel's guardian, and I so faithfully
fulfilled my trust that after six years,
when she was little more than 18, she
gave herself as well as her estate into
my keeping ; and as I write this after
my cosy tea, and as Mabel leans on
the back of my cha:r watching the
rapid strokes of the pen, she declares
that I did not praise myself at all in
the grand act of justice I did, and the
courage I showed at the revolver's
mouth to sustain her rights.
THE~GEE! AT~PBIZE "FIGHT.
Ryan and Sullivan's 31511 for the Cham
The absorbing topic among sporting
men lately, was the prize fight between
Sullivan aud Ryan, which came off last
Tuesday, the 7th at Mississippi City,
and was won by Sullivan in nine
rounds. This gives him the heavy
weight championship of America besides
The following is the description of
Sullivan was born in Ireland, and
came to this country when quite young,
his parents first locating in New York
City, aud then migrating to Boston.
He is about 36 years of age. acd while
he has never been engaged in a regular
prize fight with bare knuckles and bare
breasts, he has fought often with hard
and blackened gloves. One of these
battles, which he won, took piace in
Cincinnatti, his opponent being Pro
fessor J C. Donaldson. Sullivan,
after fighting four rounds under the
rules prescribed by the Marquis of
Queeusbery, completely floored his op
ponent. Since that time he has appear
ed in encounters with Goss and others,
and has invariably come off best. He
is a man more than six feet in height,
has a wonderful reach, and is one of the
most active men that ever chose the
business fur a profession. lie has been
training near Carrollton, La., under
the auspices of Joe Goss and others,
and is said to be in the best of condi
tion. Advices received here from him
would go to show that he was confident
of his ability to win.
Paddy Ryan, while not as large or as
heavy as Sullivan, has had some expe
rience iu the riug, he and old Joe Goss
having fought near Pittsburg some time
ago. Ryan whipped Goss but the
achievement was not a brilliant one,
from the fact that Goss was an old man,
was so fat that he could scarcely handle
himself, and that it took eighty-five
rounds and nearly two hours' time for
Ryan to get away with him. He was
at one time matched to fight Johnny
Dwyer, but the event never occurred.
He, like Sullivan, is comparatively a
novice, never having had any great ex
perience in the ring. He is about six
feet in height, and when in coudition
would weigh probably 180 to 186
pounds. He, like Sullivan, was born
iu Ireland, but came to this country
when quite voung, his narents sett?Dg
at Troy, N, Y.
The articles provided that the men
should fight a fair, stand-up fight, in a
twenty-four foot ring, according to the
new rules of the prize ring, and that it
should take place within 1?? miles of
New Orleans, the man absent to forfeit
his stakes ; that in case of interference
by the authorities the referee, if ap
pointed, or the stakeholder, if not,
should name the next time and place of
meeting; that stakes should not be
given up unless by mutual couseut, or
until fairly wou or lost by a fight, and
that due notice be given to both parties
of the time and place of giving the mon
Richard K. Fox of New \rork was
the backer of Ryan, Charley McDonald,
champion of Canada, Tom Kelly of St.
Louis and Johuoy Roach, who trained
him, his seconds, and Joe Shannon his
James Rccuan of Boston was the
backer of Sullivan, Joe Goss aud Billy
Madden his seconds, and Johnny Morau
Harry Hill of New Y'ork was stake
The correspondent of the N. Y. Sun,
writing from New Orleans, Fob. 7th,
gives the following accouut of the light: j
At 4 o'clock this morning au immense j
throng filled Calliope street, jostling !
and pushing one another in the ru h for
the special trains which were to carry
spectators to the sceue of the light.
Before sunrise, and just as the east be
gan to grow gray aud red, ihe trains
with iheir heavy loads of excited uien i
moved out of the depot. Soon after 10 j
o'clock the trains reached Mississippi
City and the crowd poured out of the
cars. More than two thousand persons
were on the ground, aud as many more,
who had been unable to find places iu !
the packed cars, were left behind in j
New Orlcaus, cursing their ill-luck, J
and almost wisbiug for a postponement j
of the light if that would give them a
chauce to see it.
No time was lost in selecting the bat
tle ground. The ropes and stakes ar
rived at 11 o'clock, and at once the
ring was pitched, on a piece of fine turf
under the shade of a grove of live oaks,
directly in front of Barnes's Hotel. Im
mediately the spectators crowded as j
close to the ropes as they could get. j
Amoug them, besides the many well-!
known sporting men and boxers from
all parts of the country, were seen well
known citizens of New Orleans, who
elbowed their way to the front and pre
pared to CDjoy the spectacle with as
much gusto as anybody. Among the
most noted sporting men who attended
the battle were Tom Kelly, ex-prize
fighter; John McMahon, champion
wrestler; William L. Kennedy,' ex
chaiupion ; Harry Slade, amateur boxer
of Euglaod ; Joe Gros3, ex-cbanipion
pugilist; Billy Madden, Pete McCoy,
Bob Farrell, Jimmy Gallagher, well
known sparrers ; Jim and Mike Keenan
of Boston ; Johnny Koche, Charlie Per
kins, Win. Etumitt, Athur Chambers,
champion light-weight; Eugene Beebe
of Montgomery, Ala., and Fred. Engle
hart of New Tork.
The ring was cleared at 11.50 A.M. I
Pat Mealy offered to bet $100 to ?500
that Ryan would knock Sullivan down
first. Sullivan cast his cap into the
ring at llf. At this time ?100 to ?80
was offered and accepted on Sullivan.
Sullivan was secouded by Billy Madden,
Joe Gross, and Arthur Chambers.
Ryan entered the ring at 11.57 A. 31.,
accompanied by Tom Kelly and Johnny
Roach. Ryan won the choice of corners,
and took the southwest corner. Sulli
van took the opposite corner, the sun in
his face. A consultation was had over
a referee from 12 until 1*2.20. The Sul
livan men wanted Jack Hardy of Vicks
burg, and the Ryan men wanted Alex
ander Brewster. Finally both parties
agreed upon James D. Houston of New
: Orleans, who refused to be referee.
I Charles Bush was chosen, and he also
! refused. The dispute was finally set
tled by choosing Alexander Brewster
of New Orleans aud Jack Hardy of
Vicksburg jointly. This is the third
time that two referees have becu chosen.
The crush about the ring was tremen
dous. 3Ieu pushed and elbowed and
swore. The balconies of the hotel and
the sprcadiug branches of the trees
about the ground were black with rueD
and boys, all having their eyes centred
upon the ring, and clingiug to their
places wirh desperate determination.
Gov. Lowery had issued a proclama
tion directed to all the Sheriffs of the
Gulf counties, ordering them at all haz
ards to stop the fight, and to organize
posses for that purpose. The Sheriff of
this county had busiuess in Biloxi, and
it was thought would not arrive until
the fight was over.
As the men appeared, both were
greeted with loud cheers. At first they
wore ordinary suits over their fighting
gear. Wheu the toss was given they
were stripped and booted for the fight.
At the last minute Ryan, as he jumped
into the ring, offered to bet ?l,0U0even
that he would win. The bet was quick
ly taken, and the men theo placed
themselves in position. At exactly
11.58 A. M. they toed the scratch, and
First Round?Both men sparred
cautiously for an opening. Ryan led
with his right, but fell short, and caught
in return a hot one from Sullivau's left
I on the face. Exchanges then became
short and quick, and Sullivan finally
knocked Ryan dowu with a severe right
bander on the cheek. Time 30 seconds.
Second Round.?Sullivan at once
rushed to his man and let go his left,
which caught Ryan on the jaw. Ryau
closeed with him, and they wrestled for a
fall, Ryan winning and falling heavily
on his opponent. Tine, 25 seconds
Thikd Round.?The men came to
gether with a rush, aud Sullivan, after
making three passes, knocked him
down with a terrible right-hander on
the chest. Time, 4 seconds.
Fourth Round?The men sparred
for perhaps a second or two; both feint
ed, and then Sullivan went tor Ryau's
face, putting in a stingiog blow square
on his nob before they closed. Slug
ging, theu commenced, and continued
until Ryan was forced into and upon the
ropes, when he went to gr ,s. Time of
round, 20 seconds
Filth Round.?This was a repetition
of the previous round, both men closing
and putting iu their best licks. The
attack of both was confined to the face.
Ryan succeeded in bringing Sullivan to
his knees at the close of the round.
Sixth Round.?Sullivan came up
smiling, but it was evident that Ryan
was not only suffering, but was some
what afraid of his antagonist. Sullivan
iost no time, but went in to win. Ryan,
however, closed, and getting Sullivan
across the buttock, downed him.
Seventh Round.?This round was a
short odc The men closed, and hit
ting was continued for a few seconds,
when Ryan weut to grass, a wreck.
Sullivan came to his corner smiling.
Ryan, however, had the grit to come
up for another round.
Eighth Round.?When time was
called the men came up promptly. Ry
an was decidedly weak, but he made a
gallant struggle. Sullivan fought him
all over the ring into the umpire's cor
uer and over the ropes. Upon getting
off the ropes Ryan rallied, but went,
dowu on one hand and knee. A foul
was looked for, but though Sullivan had
his hand raised to strike, he re
strained himself as Ryan rose. Both
men were retiring to their corners,
when the seconds of each called, "Go
for him !" and the men responding,
again came together. They closed and
then clinched, and after a short struggle
both weut dowu.
Ninth Round.?Ryan came up grog
gy, and Sullivan at once forced him in
to his corner, delivering one heavy
blow, but Rvan recovered and drove
Sullivan out, and just beyond the mid
dle of the riug Sullivan got iu a right
hander under the left eye, and Ryan
weut down senseless.
When time was called Ryan did not
respoud, and the fight was declared in
favor of Sullivan amid great cheering.
Ryan aud Sullivan were visited after j
they had gone to their quarters. Ryan I
was lying in an exhausted condition on j
his bed, badly disfigured about the face, I
bis upper lip being cut through, and j
nose disfigured. He did not more, but j
lay panting. Stimulants were given I
him to restore him. He is terribly pun
ished about the head.
At the conclusion of the fight Sulli-!
van ran to his quarters at a lively gait j
and laughing. He lay down for a j
while, as he was a little out of wind but j
there is not a scratch on him. He j
chatted pleasantly with his friends, j
The fighting was short, sharp, and de- !
cisive on Sullivan's part throughout j
Ryan showing weariness after the first i
Monday, February 6,? The Sen- i
ate met at 12 M., Mr. Jeter, acting ;
President, iu the chair.
There was little or no preliminary j
business, only a few measures being re- i
ceived from the House, and they were j
disposed of quickly.
The special order, which had been
postpoued from last Saturday, came up
for consideration. This was the bill to
raise supplies and make appropriations
for the fiscal year commencing Novem
ber 1, 1SS1. Being a very long bill
and numerous amendments being pro- j
posed, it consumed the time of the Sen-1
ate for a long time. It was finally
passed -o its third readiog.
The second special order was the fa
vorable report (with amendments) of
the Committee on the Judiciary on a
House joint resolution proposing to
amend the Constitution of this State,
by adding thereto an article to be kuown
as Article XVII, Of the the Term of j
office of Members of the General
Assembly and other State Officers.
This was productive of a sharp debate
and various amendments were incorpo
rated iu the resolution, which was pass
ed to its third reading.
The following were passed and order
ed to be enrolled for ratification : bill to
incorporate the Farmer's Manufacturing
Company of South Carolina; bill to
provide for the recording of chattel
mortgages on real estate iu separate sets !
of books, and to provide for the separate
indexing of the same; bill to amend an
Act entitled 'An Act to amend an Act
entitled An Act to regulate the costs of
plaintiffs' and defendants* attorneys and
the costs and fees of Clerks, Probate
Judges, Sheriffs, Trial Justices and
other officers herein mentioned.' approv
ed February 20th, 1880.
The House met at 10 A. M. Speaker
Sheppard in the chair.
The following Senate bills were read
the first time: to provide for the com
pensation of persons acting as solicitors
pro tempore; to amend au Act to incorpo
rate the Georgetown and North Caro
lina Narrow Guage Railroad Company
so as to allow the construction of cither
broad or narrow guage.
Mr. Johnstone introduced a concur
rent resolution that the Clerks of the
two houses, be authorized in preparing
the pay certificates of members of the
General Assembly to ioclude mileage,
at the rate of 10 cents per mile, in go
ing to and returning from Columbia
after the expiration of the recess.
The Speaker stated that a question
had been raised whether the members
were entitled, under the Act of 1877,
to receive any other mileage than that
already paid at the ,recess. and in bin
opinion aud that of many others, they
were not entitled to additional mileage.
Bill to incorporate the Southcru Land
Mr. Murray moved to strike out the
Mr Dargan made an earnest speech
in defence of the bill. It was design
ed to bring into the State the money of
certain English capitalists, provided
they could get 10 per cent. It would
enable the farmers and others to get
money upon the security which the
banks were enjoined by the law of the
land from aceptiog. j
Mr. Dendy hoped the bill would be j
killed, no matter where it originated. I
It was directly in the teeth of the law \
of the State, and if passed it would not
be long before these parties would own
half the landed property in South Caro
Mr. Black favored the bill as calcula
ted to give relief to that class of our j
people who could not obtain it from
banks or eisewhere on the security j
which they could offer.
Mr. Haskell said that the bill pro- j
posed to create a monopoly of a few men I
clothed with the power to exact a rate i
of interest, which was denied to every ;
other citizen or corporation by the law, :
and in addition to this the fourth sec- j
tion gave to them also all the powers 1
and privileges conferred on any bank, j
He was, therefore, opposed to the bill.
The previous question was moved j
and on the ayes and nays, the enacting j
words were stricken out by ayes 47, j
Tuesday, February 7.?The Senate
met at 11 A. 31., President Kennedy J
in the chair.
Mr. Jeter offered a concurrent resolu- j
tion that the Sinking Fund Commission |
are hereby authorized and instructed j
to advertise for the sale, in such man
ner as they may deem best, of all the !
canals and water powers in the State,
and that they make such recommenda- j
tion as they think proper to the next j
General Assembly. Adopted.
Messrs. Beatty, Perry aud Smytbe, j
the committee appointed to conduct to j
the chair General Harllcc, the newly j
elected President^ tempore, approach- j
ed the bar of the Senate. The Prcsi-;
dent said it gave him much pleasure to ;
administer the oath to the President j
elect. General Harllcc then took the
usual oath, after which he-spoke as j
Gentlemen of the Senate : I would be '
insensible to the promptings of duty and :
the impulses of gratitude were I to fail ;
to tender to you my grateful thanks for i
the honor you have conferred upon me \
in selecting nie as your presiding officer
in the absence of the Lieutenant Gov
ernor. And though I know it was
prompted to some extent as a reward
for public services at various times to
the State, yet it is doubly gratifying to
feel that after two years association in j
this chamber my course to it meets the !
approval of a body of gentlemen, with j
whom any one should feel justly proud
to be associated. In the discharge of
the duties which may be imposed upou
me I must ask not only your aid but
your charitable indulgence, and solicit,
such suggestions from you on points of
order as may be presented, and I feel
assured that I can rely oo that courtesy
which has always characterized you to
enable me to perform the duties before
The legislative appropriation bill
came up as the first special order, and
was passed and sent to the House with
Tbc supply bill was so amended as
to increase the pap of ail the officers
and attachees of the Geueral Assembly,
and sent to the House with amend
The following third reading bills were
passed: Joint resolution proposing to
amend the Constitution of this State, by
adding thereto an Article to be known
as Article XVII, Of the term of Office
of Members of the General Assembly'*
and other State Officers; bill to regu^
late the royalty on phosphate rocks and
phosphatic deposits io the navigable
streams of this State ; bill to prevent
the sale of spirituous or intoxicating
liquors in the town of Chester, in Ches
ter County; bill to charter the Ches
ter and Camden Railroad Company;
bill to repeal an Act entitled "An Act
directing and requiring the publication
of monthly statements by the State
Treasurer," approved March 5, 1875 ;
joint resolutiou to refund penalty paid
by the Sisters of Mercy of Charleston,
j S. C,; bill to incorporate the town of
Dovesvilie, in the County of Darling
ton; bill to amend an Act entitled "An
Act to establish by law the voting pre
i cincts in the various Counties of this
! State; bill to prevent the sale of spirit*
; uous or intoxicating liquors within the
[ corporate limits of the town of Green
i wood, Abbeville CouDty, or within two
miles of the said corporate limits.
The House met at II A. M. Speaker
Shcppard iu the chair.
Reports were submitted by the fol
j lowiug committees:
Judiciary?Asking to be discharged
from the further consideration of a bill
to amend Chapter X of the General
i Statutes in relation to heirs. Also,
I unfavorable on a bill to regulate the
[ charges and fees of Sheriffs and others.
I Adopted. Also, on a concurrent resolu
tion to coutiuue the appointoieot of J.
B. Campbell and W. H. Trescott as
Commissioners in the matter of the
Direct Tax Act, provided no charge or
expense shall result to the State from
the exercise of the function as said com
The Charleston Delegation reported
on a resolution as to provide for the
changes in County officers made neces
sary by the creation of the County of
Berkeley, that in their opinion no leg
islation is neccessary at this session for
Senate amendment to the bill for the
assessment and taxation of property
was taken up, and, after some discus
sion on the same, the House concurred
in striking out Section 156.
The House refused to concur in, the
Senate amendment striking out one year
as the time in which a delinquent tax
payer may redeem after the delinquent
sale, and in the provision taxing mining
j property on gross products instead of
j net, as substituted by the Seuate.
A bill to regulate the development of
! the phosphate rock and phosphatic de
j posits, which had been committed to a
i special committee of five, was reported
j back by the committee with the recom
mendation that it do not pass, and the
report was adopted.
The committee reported a concurrent
resolution providiug for an examination
and survey of the streams and marshes
of the State by the Commissioner and
j Board of Agriculture, who are to report
on the whole subject at the next session.
The resolution was passed.
A bill to declare the law in regard to
the partition of real estate, sndto author
ize the conveution of Judges to prescribe
! the rules and forms therefor, was dis
' cussed at some length, and after strik
ing out the second section the bill was
passed to a third reading, aud is as fol
'Section 1. That from and after the
passage of this Act the Court of Com
mon Pleas shall have jurisdiction in all
cases for the allotment and partition of
real estate in kind, for the sale thereof
io case partition cannot be fairly and
impartially made, and for the division
of the proceeds between or among the
parties interested therein.'
A concurrent resolution was offered
by Mr. Mut ray, and adopted, to print
250 copies of the election laws and dis
tribute the same to the Supervisors of
Registration and assistants by the 1st
of April next.
The House reassembled at 7 P. M.,
and the very elaborate attention which
the members had evidently bestowed
upon their neckties, collars, etc., raised at
first the presumption that the msthctic 0.
W. was to be honored with a reception.
It was afterwards remembered that the
Governor had invited the members and
officials of the General Assembly, and
other distinguished persons, to visit his
hospitable mansion to-night, and this
explained the well laundried appearance
of the House.
The legislative appropriation bill was
received from the Senate with amend
ments increasing the pay of all the offi
cers and employees, the increase aggre
gatiug four thousand dolbrs. The
House showed its eminently conserva
tive good seuse by refusing to concur in
such wasteful extravagance with a
promptness Lnd unanimity equal to that
which had signalized their vote on the
mileage certificates voted to themselves.
The Senate amendments to the gene
ral supply bill were then taken up, and
to most of them the House refused con
One of the most remarkable incidents
in the American trip of Charles Dickens
of IS67-*G8, was his unconquerable
resolution to change his American
money into gold as soon as he received
it, regardless of the rate of exchange,
which happeued to be so much against
him during the early part of the
readings that his whim cost him quite
A boy came home from school much
excited, and told his father that he be
lieved all human beings were descended
from apes, which made the old man re
ply angrily, "That may be the case
with you, but it niu't with me. I can
tell you that, now."