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Wednesday, Jan. 31,1877.
Chamberlain t.'ovrrnor According to J
Judge Carpenter.
T.ie "opinion" of Judge Carpenter011
the habeas corpus ease, which in
voived the validity of "Gov." Chamberlain's
pardon, is along document,
occupying about twenty-two pages of
closely written legal cap. The Judge
recites from the pleadings and the evidence
all the facts of the election, and
the organization of the Mackey and
Wallace houses. The opinion is fortified
by elaborate decisions of eminent
jurists. His Honor closes as follows:
TJio peculiar delicacy of this ease; the
novelty of the circumstances, and the
real difficulty attending some of the
points, have iudueod me to give it a more
extended and careful examination than
usually occurs in eases heard in this
1. I find, therefore, as conclusions of
law, that 1). 11. Chamberlain was not, on
the 7th day of December last, legally inHalled
as Uovernor of South Carolina.
2. Wa le ilsmpton was not, on the 14th 1
day of December, 1S7U, legally installed
*' 1 ' o.iM Vfoln
into ttie office 01 nyvi'miu o? nam
:{. The attempted installation of l>?li.
Chamberlain being illegal and void, it did
ji>>t operate in law a* a resignation of the
office as Governor, vhich lie held at that (
time, as by the Constitution, the (Governor
n?>lds his otliey for two years, and until
his successor is choson anil qualified : ;
and, as there has been no legal qnaliliea- 1
tion of his successor, 1>. II. Chamberlain ,
is lawfully in possession of the executive i
ofliee, ami entitled to discharge the functions
of the same until such qualification
takes place.
It is, therefore, ordered and adjudged,
that the petitioner, l'ctiv Smith, be discharged
from further confinement in the
State Penitentiary.
The Stat?: Oflices.
T. M". Wilkes Esq., to who was appointed
by the supreme court to take
testimony as to who lias been elected
to the State offices, among other matters,
reports as fojlows:
From the County Canvassers' statements,
the malingers' returns, and
the comparison so made, as well as the
evidence, both oral and documentary,
produced before me, 1 beg leave toreport
1. That ail aggregate of the statements
of the County Canvassers for all
the counties of the .State shows tlu*
following persons to have severally re- <
ceivcd at said general election the (
number of votes set opposite uieir
names for tlio several State offices
voted for, to wit:
For Secretary of State?II. E. ,
I lay ne, 91,tf70; R. M. Sims, 91,41'J ;
James Connor, G.'J. ;
For Attorney General?R. I>. ElJiott,
91,140; James Connor. 91,139;
Johnson Hagood, 4iU; T. C. Dunn,
??. j
For State Treasurer?F. 1^. Cardozo,
91,485; S. L. Leaplnirt, 91,577. !
For Comptroller General?T. C. i
Dunn, 'J0.S5S; Johnson llagood, 91,- ;
II 1; F. C. Dunn, oIS; James Conner, .
4:)S; ii. B. Elliott, I'll. \
For Superintendent of Education? I
J. II. Tolbert, 91,111'; H. S. Thoiup- !
son. 91,oo4 ; J. 15. Tolbert, 532. i
For Adjutant and Inspector General
-James Kennedy, 91.000; E. W. j
iloise, 91,515.
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Bcnutifnl Pictures.
Wo have receiTcd from the Fine Art
J'ubiishitiir House ot Ceo. fSJinson a Co.,
I'ihiland Maine, several pictures recently
published by tlicui. Tho subjects, as
words of liigh art, deserve the highest;
praise. Stinson it Co. were among the]
pioneers in the Fine Art publishing business
in this country, anil year bv year
Cieir business has grown, until at the
pre:-out time it has assumed colossal proportions.
A short tinio since they published a
chrotno that had a run of over one liuu- |
dred and twenty-livo thousand copies, i
The weight of thstn unmounted was over |
nine lones. .In tho selection of subjects, 1
Stiuson it Co. show correct judgment of
the public taste, which natural talent,
uided by long experience, aloijo can give,
'l'iiey publish every description of line
works of Art, from a chromo to a photo
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most elegant Steel Kngraving.
They l.?ri?s into service the skill of the
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want of a large number of new agents, to
whom they oiler the most liberat inducements.
\Vo (.-all attention to their advertisement,
beaded, "To tlio Working
Class," in our advertising columns.
or?W. ]J. Scott, the editor of th?
Mayesville, Tenn., Republican, the
only Democratic newspaper edited by
a colored man iu the United States,
Jia3 been appointed .Reporter of thei
Tennessee * Senate, li will be
remembered that he spoke in several'
places in South Carolina in favor of:
the cause of Hampton. lie also spokein
Charlotte, N. C. i
"If you need cards, bill heads, onvel.op<?K,
letter heads, hand bills, wedding!
invitations or anything else in the
printing line, plain or fancy, conic to!
tin* /'jv .s.i urnl ll't.ni' r ulliee. [
Rev. Maiming Brown. J
He "Goes for'' the Press and Banner, t
An Interesting and Readable Pre? <
scntutiuu of His Side of the
Subject. ?
Editor Press and Banner:
It is very seldom that I write for the ,
newspapers and would not now ask for a (
place in your columns were it not that {
pii'cc headed "Dancing" in your local J
forces nje to do so. I am not surprised at ,
your views on the subject as I once held \
the same and I expect all unregoncratc (
persons do. It is not to be supposed that
Mind men should understand colors. If (
you will refer to 1 Cor., ii chapter, 11 verse <
you will see the reason why.
... 1.r,??. <vnonoycinrr nn i
.My reason* uunvi v-i n --- L
your columns is not to discuss the subject <
but, a
being made in regard to tho law of the
M. E. Church Soutli on this subiOct. j
Vou stated that you had been informed 0
that there was no regulation or law in the 1
".Methodist Discipline" on this point, I ?
suppose the person l'rom whom you ob- (
taincd your information was about as a
well posted on the law of tho M. E. ?
1 J
Church as you, Mr. Editor, seem to be j
with that of tho Protestant Episcopal l
Church with which I belicvo you are c
Allow me, as ono whose duty it is, in t
tho relation that I sustain to the church t
not only to teach what is tho law cf our '
Church but to see that those over whom I |
urn appointed shall enforce tho same, to t
state that tho Methodist Church has, t
A. LAW OX THAT 1*01 NT, ,
tnd that our Bishops who aro tho expo- j
uents of the law hayo so declared. I
rjuoto now from their Pastoral Address t
to the Church. t
"An explicit utterance was given by order ^
of the last general conference in our pastoral e
:uklress on the subject of worldly amuse- c
ments. Wc abate nolic of its teachings with
respect either to the manifest inconsistency
of such indulgences with the spirit and profession
of the gospel or the peril which they
bring to the souls of men. Their multiplied
:md insidious forces are a source of perpetual
temptation and damage, and arc denounced
by the word of God and by that part of our
general rules which forbids 'the taking of
such diversions as cannot be uscU in tno nauuof
tlie Lord Jesus.' This denunciation is ex- ,
l>Ilcit ami comprehensive. 'The na;;ie of the *'
Lord Jesus' in this connection is a decisive ri
test and we are content to leave the issue to J
its sovereign arbitrament. Amongst those .
indulgences which cannot stand tliis solemn .
test is the modern dunce hoth in its private 1
and public exhibitions as utterly opposed to a
the genius of Christianity as taught by us. t
When persisted in, it is a justifiable ground ^
of Judicial action by the church authorities."
So you soo that settles tho point wheth- <>
or wo had "warrant for such action" v
from our hooks. ?
And now to show that tho M. K. church
South is not singular in regard to this t
matter wo will, with yonr permission,
ijuoto ffyjiu "an address of tho clergy of J,
iho Convocation of the Valhy of Virgin- J]
ia." Tlieso <1
"Thouhg "tho moral evils of dancing In u
some of its forms be not so great as those .
which result from theatre going, the unlearn- 1
ed reader will be surprised to Ilnd that the
moral warfare against tills also, dates back V
from before the christian era. Sutler us, s
therefore, to call your attention to the' uryu- g
\ncut/rum authority. The earlier ^Ureek and '
Koman moralists classified dancing with v
play-acting, as in this address, and condemned
both on substantially the same grounds.
Plato. Aristotle. Livy and Cicero arc <juotcd 1
is its censors. They held it not only as pro- L
Juctive of moral evils but indicating a low j;
grade of character. When Cato charged Mu- ?
rena, the Koman consul, with having danced '
in t'apadocia Cicero considered the charge so r;
Jisgraeeful to liis client tliut had he been un- J
ible to disprove it he would have abandoned g
(lis cause, 'Blush then' said Cardinal fjellur- H
mine to the christian apologist for dancing ?
when a pagan h:ts thought more sanely on .
iliis subject, and less than pagan condemn ^
niii in the Judgment day.' In the civil code a
..r 'Pi.A4?int.r??f h <u enhioof ( r>tiKiirn l?v c
the State; As also by council after tlic coun- v
:il of the christian church l>y whose decis- ,
ions danccrs as well as play-actors were ex?|!
isluded from the communion. Basil, Ant- '
;.?rose, Augustine with the fathers ami doc- j:
tors of the early church, so far as known, j
were of the same minil about this practice, r
it. l hrisostom entreated his hearers 'not to .
Jismialify themselves,' for thecommunion by 1
such mortal' diversions. Turtuliian said that s
if chistians were found in tho assemblies of 1
the dancers it proved them to bo no longe.
true chistians.'' The church of Komo by no ;
means remarkable for severity in matters of
worldly amusement has produced a host of 1
witnesses against du::oing derived*from its t
history, in all forms, no regard being paid to 41
its beinn more or less public as there in no {]
destinction in principle. The authorities
may be seen at length' lri the work of the !1
Abbe llulot, entitled 'Halls and dancing parties
condemned by fwripturu, IJoly Fathers, f
Holy Councils and most rfcn.own.ed lheolo- t
glans of the church.' The drift of that work I
is to show that while some of its forms are
enough to rouse evil passions In an anclio- 1
rite, all of them are corrupting to tjie lower
classes of society; while lit every class and
with all their participants who ever they ,
may be, they are more or less unfriendly to '
that command of God, the violation of ?
which koos more directly than any other to 1
the very heart of social life. And when we c
see that church from which we once separa
is so in the legislation or tlie church. We *
have general laws and we have soine specifications.
These are added to or altered from I
time to time as circumstances may require, t
It would be vain to search the Scriptures for a
prohibition of the pomps and vanities of the
present day, such as have been prohibited r
either by resolutions of tlie General Con von- ti
tion or by Diocean Canons for they did \
not exist when the Uible was written. The- f
atrical exhibitions were unknown in Judea
uniil introduced by Herod, that illustrious *'
wretch who sought t he life of theinfantsavior, e
and then it was against the protests of the s:
native population who could never be recon- <>
ciled to tbem, much iess were they named 1i,
umong them as becoming saints. No rubric j.
or canon can include every form of vanity for Ic
which discipline ahould be exercised, as this v
particular canon declares concerning itself tl
that it shall not be so considered. There are f(
those,now in I he church, as there always have ,
been, who in worldly conformity will go to
:he utraoat limit of the law. Tertullian 11
speaks of theso same troublcrs of Israel in his c
lay who were always hanging on the borders t<
>f discipline and must needs have a xpccijlc f,
czt for every yanity they were called upon
osurrender. Consequently now. as Jn the!11
irst christian societies, and as it always must! t'
ue, questions arise which in their details ?
mist bo decided by those entrusted with the |
lisclpllno of the local churches for the timo x
icing, of course under general laws, the sub- *;
ects of discipline meanwhllu being en tit.led;to *
ippcal. When the question Ik n*kcd wljat are
nubile balls,'we; answer, without regarding w
hose rellnenionts which are unworthy of a *,
hristliin, they are ail those assemblages and
iartie? where promiscuous dancing is carried 11
ii l?y the two stixvs, and not lesV for licln*; 1'
nrrlnl oil In n private-house. This Is tho
ic>v taken in tin- report of the committed on
li<> state of the cmurh in tiio council of
sW>, which was dim-led by iv unanimous
ote, to t>e rend In all the churches of tho L>ici??e."
Wo might quote much moro, Mr. Edior^but
wo do not wish to takG up too
nneh space in your columns. We think
mwcvcr enough has boon presented toj
onvinco own you that tho Protestant!
Jp.iscopal C'hurcil ttis well tis her sister
.'hurches is opposed to this growing evil
mdtliattliey have law enough to eorrect
t if there bo nervoenough to enforce it.
'anion mo for making one more quotaion
from tho valuable address of those
lien of God. "In connection with all
hat has now been said, wo havo but to
inlmiit a single l'aet, and with this con ludo
our address. If it lie as stated it
mist bo conclusive of the moral arguncnt.
It is this. In the lives of the
iaints there is 110 record of one man or
voman who was a danc?r. And by
saints wo mean all those, living or dead,
vlio havo illustrated their religion, ae reditted
it to the world as true, who have
;iven character to the church and made it
i power against tho world, tho flesh, and
lie devil. We appeal to history and call
ipon you for a single name identified
vith tte propagation of tho gospel, or
sven called in connection with tho adraneomont
of the kingdom of God who
vas a dancer. Wo appeal to your own
>bservation, you never knew such an
>mo. You do not know one now who is
>f reputation for a devout life. A tow inloed
have boon found who cite excepions,
or supposed exceptions but thoir
pinion is not sustained by such facts as
ire really distinguishing of truo religion
?r by the opinions of those most capable
>f forming a truo judgment.
And now in all this aro you unable to
ioe at least a probable ease of iucompatilility
and so dotorminativc of tho con[uct
of every christian ? ArTtl havo you
lothing to oppose to all this butyour nonmow
lodge and vour non-abilitv 'to see ?'
Setting yourself against history, against
ho testimony of tho church iii all ages,
nd of its living ministers and teachers
upported as they aro by such a host of
llustrativo facts! Where, wo must ask
u amazement, where is at least humility!
las it utterly failed among our young
ommunieants from tho cataloguo of
hristian graces? Will they separate
hemsclvos in opinion and practice from
ho company of tho faithful, and insist
ipon walking close up to tho lino of proubition
inducing tho best belief that
hough their feet may be 0110 side their
learts aro on the other? Lot them know
hat it is impossible for thorn to walk
hus related to those on each side of this
ine so as not to be injurious to both. "No
nan liveth to himself and no man dieth
o himself but either living or dying lie
lelps or hinders the Lord's cause."
And now, Mr. Editor, wo close. May
he Lord in mercy save his church from
his and all other evils and hasten the day
i*heu all who profess and call thomsolves
hristians shall walk worthy of their
ailing, and prove themselves to be "witiossos
for Christ."
The Editor's lteply. .
It will ho observed that Mr. Brown
nine near failing to prove ihat his Church
lad any law*at all on this subject, lie
Iocs not claim that tho Discipline of the
lothodist Church has any regulation on
he matter, but assorts thai "our Bishops"
lave declared against it. Then he makes
in extended quotation lrom an address of
ho Episcopal clergy of a convocation
vhich met away ui> in the Valley of Vir;inia*
a body of Christians not in any
\ny authorized to make laws for the
k holo church, any more than an assem)ly
of himself and tho ministers of his
circuit, would liavo the right to make
aws for tho great Methodist Church of
ho United States.
It will be observed also that Mr. Brown
iroducos no Scripture to support his poition.
If we had said that we should
iate one another or d isrespect the Sabbat 1ilay.
does anybody suppose that he would
lave quoted l'roiu" the authority of Plato
r intidel Baylo. Wo think not. It is
r.oro likely that ho would have referred
is to dozens of Scripture passages to
trove the fallacy of tho position.
"We liavo but to submit a single fact, anil
,'ith this conclude our address. If it l>e as
Luted it must bo conclusive of the moral aruiiK'iit.
it is this: In the lives of tlu-jsainU
here is no record of oue uiau or woman who
ras a dancer."
Wo grant that old saints do pot danco.
)ai icing is an amusement enjoyed only
>y tiie young, and very seldom* engaged
11 at all by middle aged or old persons of
ny kind. Neither do middle aged or old
lion engage in childish sports or games.
^9 we grow older our nature changes. A
ameof marbles or hide-and-seek amuss
and interests little children. When
hoy grow older and larger those games
iceomc dull and tiresome and other
niusehients are enjoyod in turn l'or a
eason, as we advance in life. We could
ted, as well for 'viclousncss or lire' as lor j
'crror'in religion' not only censuring the II- [
centiousjJance in synods, but effectually extruding
it by discipline, we are lilled with '
profound mortification at seeing it pass <
without notice in churches called evangeli- t
cal. Are the Protestant eiiurches falling in i
the rear of the Romanists in consistency of }
tho christian life? The distinguished inlldei
Hayle once sjiid of tlioin?Tito Iteformed 1
churches which forbid dancing cannot bo i
sufficiently praised forit, since the manner pf j
it creates it thousand impressions dangerous .
to virtue.' *
"But there is in faet a like consensus of
judgment among ail protectant, writers who ?
have treated of'pomps and vanities;' and
rules, for the most part, have been adopted .
adequate to their repulsion. In this diocese j
the xix canon specilles not only attendance {
upon 'theatrical exhibitions' but 'public 1
balls'as offences for which those guilty of 1
them should be suspended from lliceonimun- (
i<in Thn r,'Ki)oiisll?llitv now rests on those ,
who do not enforce the'rulcs made and pro- 1
vldcd. c
"15ut what nro 'public balls?' The church C
Ims given no definition, nor has Itdellned I
'pomps and vanities.' In rubrics andjoftiees ?
which continue unchanged for centuries the ,
terms are general, and for this reason?to
have made them specific by enumerating the '
particulars of those current at any one time \
necessarily leaving new developments un- y
provided for, would have onencd tlie way ,
for advocates of license to claim that rule oft1
interpretation which holds in the civil law, s
that whatsoever is not prohibited is allowed. I
The work of applying general principles to h
the correction of current forms of sin belongs I c
to the legislation and discipline of the
Church for the time beiug. Jn the Bible wej ^
find first general laws, as in the decalogue. l'
and in such forms as;the' following: lie ye I
holy. Let him th'U namrth the name <>/ Christ </< - a
purl from ini/juii.i/. Abstain from all oppearuncc
of evil, hating even the garment* spotted by the
lleih; and wetind aoiuespecifications, doubtless
the chief of the vanities incompatible c
witl) the Christian profession then current, <J
even to those of the fashions of female dress | o
and of wearing the hair by J,he worldly and ;
frivolous of that day. (Seel Tim. II': ia.; It|:
fith equal .justice ana consistency cmilonin
tl?o gambols of merry childhood
iecau.se old saints do not jump tlio rope,
lay marbles or dig holes in the sand,
.'lie dance is tlio prompting of a checrtd
young heart, and we deny is assertion
hat if the saints do not dance that his
tatemcnt is conclusive. Old saints do
lot dance because they hava passed that
ge when their nature prompts them to
io so, and some young saints are resrained
from doing so, because of dread
if censure, or for fear of violating some
'rule" of tho church, which "rule'' really
Iocs not exist. Those who preach
gainst tho dances ongagod in about here
an scarcely lind a scintilla of authority
or so doing, while tho books are full <*d
lositivo instructions 011 other matters,
vliich are either commended or fcrbidlen.
Again, ho says:
"Wc appeal to history arid call upon you
or a single name identified with the propa:atlon
of the gospel, or even willed in connccion
with the advancement of tho kingdom
if God, who was a dancer."
We take issue with him, and can jiamo
nany as good and as pure persons as can
>0 lound anywhere, who danco. Wo do
lot give old saints any ercdit lor not'
lancing, any more than we give them j
iredit for not engaging 111 other sports) or
Measures of the young. They liavo lost
heir love of what may be termed an inlocent
amusement, and hence they do
lot engage in it. Only this and nothing
nore. We sometimes fear christian peo>le
Compound for Kins tliey are not inclined to
ly condemning those they have 110 mind to.''
There are plenty of people who would
lot danco for any consideration, yet
ear malice or uncharitableness in their
icarts against a brother. Some such
nen even go to tho communion table of
ho Lord with these vipers nestling in
heir bosoms, and then "eat and drink
londemnation to their own souls." Others
who would not danco violate tho Sabtath
dav and then como to tho Lord with
l sanctimonious air and partako of his
'body and blood." Many will not dance
>ut in their thoughts and acts habitually
folate that command upon which the
uDorstructure of all our domestic rela
ions and morals is founded, and then asemble
around tho table of tho Lord to
Hirtake of that "most comfortable sacrauent."
There are men within the pale
if the Church who oppress the poor, but
vould not dance, oh no, but who would
lommit, in buying from a distressed
>rother his goods at half their value, that
,ct which might be set flown in the moral
odo as legaljzed robbery. There are
itliers who "name the name of Christ,"
vvr ready privately with tho breath
if slander*to detract from the good repute;
if some poor strujrgltrig neighbor. All
hese are greater and more common sins
ban dancing, even if dancing be a sin.
We suggest that the Church be purified
>y tho ministers' earnestly exhorting
he brethren to abstain from such vices,
nd we are sure their labors in this direo
ection will be more profitable than if
hey wanderfolf after strange gods, AVhon
vo are eomniand*^l by our Maker to per-1
i)rui a particular duty or are forbidden |
adiilgence in a particular sin, let us not
vade the matter or compound tho sin, by
ayiyg, ''Lord, we will not dance." If
ur niinisters will teach us to purify our
oarts and teach us to rely upon Christ
>r help to ieep our feet from stumbling
re will be purer and better men. Let
liem inspire into oyr souls a greater love
jr Christ, that xve may esamino our
earts and remoye from them whatever
lav bo amiss, and dancing, if a sin, will
ease, Let our ministers go to the founlin
head of our sins and teach us greater
lith in tho Lord, and greater distrust
1 our own selves, and there will bo no I
rouble about dancing. Teach us first the
irdimd principles of tho fajth.
Wo do not wish to bo misunderstood.
To one can haye a higher respect for the I
hristian character, zeal anu energy of
Ir. Krown than wo have. Weonly ctiirer
ith him in his giving such prominence
> what seems to us to be an immaterial
latter, while matters of such vital imortancearc
left in thy lff""''"*'>ini<l. i
The House Passes the Electoral Bill
And it is now a Law.
Washington, January 20.
In tho House, the debate to-day on
the electoral bill lasted from 10o'clock
iu the morning umil 6 in the afternoon.
It did not abate in interest
during the whole seven hours, and
from the opening until tho adjournment
of the session the galleries were
crowded, and many visitors were admitted
to the floor. Speeches against
tiie bill were made by Knott, blackburn
and Jones, of Kentuckey, Mills,
of Texas, and fcJinftJeton and Lynch,
of Mississippi; while Brown, of Kentuckey,
aud Hill, of Georgia, made
earnest, patriotic and eloquent appeals
for its passage. The two latter
speeches were enthusiastically applauded
; and it was a notable circumstances
that just as Hill concluded his
peroration a telcgrahm was put into
his hands announcing his election as
United States Senator. Mr. Speaker
Kandall exercised his constitutional
privilege of voting as a representative
from Peusylvania, and
gave his vote in favor of the bill.
?" <? mi Wo niteanirii YVJ1H 101 VejlS
1 1JU vwtc V** w
to 80 nays. All but IS of the negatives
wore #i veil by tho Republicans.
Among them were tho following:
Hlackburn, Durham, Jones, Knott and
Milliken, Kentucky; Bradford, Caldwell,
Forney and Williams, of Alabama;
Mills, of Texas; Singleton of
Mississippi, and Smith, of Georgia.
The flfcl now goes to the President.
Liverpool Cotton Circular.
Liverpool, January 20.?The circular
of the Liverpool Cotton Brokers'
Association, reviewing the trade for
[the week ending last night, .says:
[Cotton became animated last Friday
afternoon, and a large business was
[done on Saturday, with a considerable
[advance in prices. Business since
Monday has been comparatively moderate,
at rates favoring buvers, but
quotations are still abovo last week's.
American was in very large demand
on Friday and Saturday, and prices
advanced 3-10. There has since been
less doing, and with a free supply 1-1(3
of the advance has been lost. ?Sea Island
has been in improved inquiry at
firm prices. In futures transactions
have been extensive at advauced rates,
but business since Monday has been
limited to lower prices.
Scarcity of Money.
There is no doubt but tho present
condition of all kinds of business and
industry is fcarfuliy depressed, ^nd it
behooves every family to loolPcarefully
to their expenses. Winter is
coming on when children are liable
;to Croup, Whooping Cough, etc.
Coughs and Colds will prevail everywhere,
and Consumption, with other
throat and lung diseases, will carry oil
many.?These diseases should yot be
neglected. Doctor's bills are expensive,
and we would advise our people
to use JJoschkk's Ukkman Sykui\
r. n,.n nt 7.1
It IIUVCI lliia uiiitvi.
cents will keepyour whole family well
during the winter. Two doses will
relieve any case. Sold in all toyyu# in
the United States, and by your Druggist,
W. T. Penney. 3m
Do tiie figures, "77" stand after
your name on the paper? Jf not see
to it at once. Don't let the Post Master
know that you are behind with
the printer. tf
Wh had the pleasure of a call last
week from our old friend Capt. It. F.
IWTL SELL at the residencoof the
late Dr. J. S. Iteid, deceased, on
FRIDAY, the ?)th of February, 1877,
A Valuable library,
Household and Kitchen Furniture,
Carriage, Waggon,
Plantation Tools, &c.
J. Frascr Livingston,
Junuary24. 2t Executor.
State of South Carolina,
In tliu Pi-obate Court.
Ex Parte.?W. E. Bar more. Petition
for Final Discharge.
JLtI tluit W. E. Barmore, Executor
and Administrator of the estate of J.
R. Ellis, deceased, lias applied to me
for a final discharge from said offices.
It i.s ordered that Monday, the 19th
day of February, 1877, be fixed as the
time for the settlement of said estate
ami the final discharge of W. E. Burrnore
from his trust.
Judge Probate Abbeville County.
January 24. 4t
Office of Special Agent;
Abbeville County.
THE tax payors of the County are requested
to pay their contribution
tax at the earliest period practicable in
obedience to the request of Uovernor
Wado Hampton.J.
Special Ag't., Abbeville Countv.
Jan. 17, 1877.
ON Sale Day in February next, I will
sell to the highest bidder, the Tompkin's
place on which Mr. J. A. Ellis now
lives, containing
828 Acres,
to foreclose the mortgage I hold against
the said Ellis, by assignment. Sale to I
take place at Abbeville immediately before
the set time for Sheriffs sales to
commence. Tonus cash, and papers to
be paid for.
Jan, 71, 6177.
Attention! Grangers.
T> 11 ? ! T> ? n ? t I T> ? It? I ? !
ivttjuy i xvctny a zvany ;
The January meeting of-your
County Council, will be held
with Saluda Grange No. 22, on the 4th
Wednesday 24th instant, at 8 o'clock
P. M.
A full attendance is requested, asj
the annual election of olliccrs, ami'
other important business will be at-;
tended to, prior to the meeting of j
State Grange. 15y order,
J. W*. PERUIX, President.
A. M- AllfUN, Secretary A. C. C. j
Jan. 17, 1777.
Office School Commtssionek, ? j
Abhevim.kC. h., ,s. c. f
Mess its. w. c. kennettI
with myself will constitute the
Board of Examiners. Teachers pan
apply after 1st January, 1S77. The Jaw i
equiresall Teachers of Public Schools
to be examined annually.
I will appoint the Trustees for the
School Districts next week.
The schools will not open before the
1st February, 1877.
School Commissioner.
iJOf. 1 o i u. U. 1
Sheriff's Sale. '
BY virtue of sundry executions to
me directed, I will sell on Sale
Day in February next, within tho letrul
hours of sale the following property
to wit;
The following parcels o*f land being
the remainder of the rtal estate of 1). (
M. liodgern.
Two hundred acres?one tract containing
two hundred acres more or loss
bounded by Little ltivcr, M. 0. Tolinau,
W. I>. Mars, ct al one hundred
acres. <
Hope tract containing one hundred I
acres, more or less, bounded landsof J. <
E. Calhoun, M. O. Johnson, ct al. I
One hundred and sixty acres?
Christopher tract containing one hun- i
dred and sixty acres, more or less, I
bounded by lands J. E. Calhoun, L.
Cain, ct al.
Forty acres?Dickson tract, contain- f
ing forty acres, more or less, bounded ]
by lands of M. O. Tolujau, Mrs. Law- i
ton ct al. i
Seventy-five acres?Belton tract
containing seventy-fivo acres, more or
less, bounded by lands of Mrs. Dreu- .
nan, Little ltivcr, and others, q ,
Seventeen acres? Mc^omb tract
containing seventeen acres, more or
less bounded by lands of W. D. Mara, ,
Mrs. Alston, and others.
House and Lot in Mt. Carmel
which will be fully .described ou day
of sale.
Also?by virluo of an order issued
from the Probate, I will sell one tract
or parcel of land, containing one hundred
and sixteen acres, more or less,
bounded by lands of the estate of
Elizabeth Black, deceased, G. W.
Bo wen and others. Sold as the property
of Enoch M. Bo wen at the suit of
0. YV. Bowen, Adm'r.
HODGE PLACE?240 acres?containing
four hundred and forty-nine
acres, more or less, bounded by lands
of John McCreary, Alexander Hodge
and Lewis Clinkscales, levied on as the
property of James II. Bell at tho suit
of Robt. W. Haddon and Win. T.
Cowan, executors of John Cowan, deceased.
Also?by order of Court decree of
foreclosure I will sell all that tract or
parcel of land situated in Abbeville
County on water of South Fork of
Calhoun's creek, waters of Little.lliver,
containing one hundred acres more
or less and bounded by lands of Dr.
John S. Reed, Rev. Jas. F. Gilbert,
Robert Thornton and others sold to
close tne mortgage debt of Cnarles
David Lewie, plaintiff1,
vs G. A. Visanska, defendant,
Wolf Rosenberg, respondent,
vs David Lewie, appellant.
By virtue of the judgment of foreclosure
of tlio circuit Court in the former
case and of the supreme Court in
the latter case, I wijjjsell as the property
of the said Garrison A. Visanska, the
tract of land known as the Delcher
plantation, bounded by lands of
Thomas Thompson, Mrs. MeComb
and others, containing one thousand
and fifty acres more of less.
.Terms of sale one fourth of the purchase
money to be paid In cash, and
the balance with interest from d:iy of
sale, to be paid within six months
from day of sale and to be secured
with mortgage of the premises and
personal security.
Also?Two mules, one horse, two 2liorse
wagons, and two oxen; levied
on as the property of John G. Jiooscer
at the suit of G. W. Hodges, Trustee.
Terms cash.
Slier ill" A. C.
Jan. 17, 1877.
State of South Carolina
County of Abbeville.
Probate Court?Citation for Let toss of
Probate Judge.
v\' 1IEREAS, M. (!. Zoigler made
?t suit to mo, to grant hi in loiters
of Administration of the Estate and
elleets of Win. Iv. Tolbert late of Abbeville
County, deceased.
These aie therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred
and Creditors of the said Wni. K. Tolbort
deceased, that they be and appear,
before hip, in the Court of Probate,
to bo helb at Abbeville C. If., on
.Monday the loth ilay of February 1877
after publication hereof, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon, to show cause, if any.
they have, why the said Administration
could not be granted.
(.liven under my hand and seal, this
5th day of January, in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight
L. S. hundred and seventy-seven and
in the one hundred and first
year of American Independence,
Published on the 10th day of January
1877 in the Abbeville J'rcnH ami Jinn>n:r
and on the Court House door
for the time required by law.
Judge of Probate.
J'.iu. 9, 1S77. Ut
State of South Carolina.
County of Abbeville.
Probate Court?Citation for letters of
TrST*" HE HE AS, M. ft. Zeigler made
V V suit to me, to grant him letters
of administration of the Estate
and eflects of Jno. (J. Wilson, late of
Abbeville County, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred
and creditors of the said J no. ft. Wilson
deceased, that they be and appear, before
me, in the Court of Probate, to be
held at Abbeville C. H., on Monday
tho 5th day of March, 1S77, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock in the
forenoon, to show* cause, if any they
have why the said administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand and seal, this
2od day of January, in the year
of our Lord one thousand eight
L. S. hundred and seventy-seven and
in the one hundred and lirst
year of American Independence.
Published on the 24th day of January,
1877, in the Abbeville I'rcua and
Hunncr and on the Court lIout>e door
for the time required by law,
J udge of Probate.
Jan. 24,1S77- Gt
State of South Carolina,
County of Abbeville.
Probate Court?Citation for letters of
Probalo Judge.
Wheroas, a. G. Ilngon and T. S.
Gordau, made suit.to me, to grant
lliein Idlers of administration or tlie
Mstulf and effects of Wm, O. Gordan,
late of Abbeville county, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all am) singular the kindred
and omlitnrs of the said Wm. G. Gordan
deceased, that tney be and appear,
before me, in I he Court of Probate, to
be hold at Abbeville, U. H., on Friday
the second day of February, after
publication hereof, at 11 o'clock iu the
forenoon, to show cause, if any they
have, why the *aid administration
should not be granted.
Given under my hand and saal, this'
17th day of January in the year:
of our Lord one thousand ei^hti
hundred and scvonty-scven and
in the 101st year of American
Published on thealth day of Jnnuaary,
1S77, in the Abbeville J'renn andj
jjii?u< r and on the Court House door
for the time required by law.
J udge of Probate.
Fiie State ef South Carolina,
County of Abbeville,
Sheriff's Sale.
David Lewie, Plaintiff,
jJarrison A. Visanska, Defendant,
Wolf Rosenberg, Respondent,
David Lewie, Appellant.
BY virtue of the judgment of forejlosure
of the Circuit Court in the
'ormer case, and of the Supreme
L.'ourt in the latter case, I will sell, as
;he property of the said Garrison A.
Visanska, on Sale Day in February
next, at Abbeville Court House, the
:ract of land, known as the
situate in Abbeville County, adjoining
lands of Thomas Thomson, Mrs. McDoinb.
and others, containing one
thousand and fifty acres, more or less
Terms of Sale.?One-fourth of the
purchase money to he paid in cash,
mid the balance, with interest from
ilay of sale, to be paid within six
months from the day of sale, and
to he secured by bond with personal
security, and a mortgage of the premises.
Sheriff Abbeville County.
Sheriff'# Office, 'Jan. 1, 1877.
Will be Sold by the Undersigned
at Abbeville
Court House on
Sale Day
Tie FirstMoMajiiFetary Next
THAT traet of land in Abbeville
County on Little Iliver containing
Five Hundred and FortyFive
more or less, bounded by lands of the
estate of James T Liddell -deceased,
Leroy Wilson and others. Assigned
to me for payment of debts.
Terms of Sale?One-half of the
purchase money to be paid in cash,
and the balance, on a credit of twelve
months, with interest at ten per cent,
per annum, to be secured by bond with
personal security, and a mortgage of
the premises.
The purchaser to pay the Taxes for
last year.
Assignee of
Jan 2,1877.
T>Y virtue of the power and legal au* '
thority vested;in me under a mortgage
given by 8. C. Link to Mr. Geo.
A. Tronhoim, of a tract of land or
plantation, situated in Abbeville county
and State of {South Carolina, cautaiuing
IVID'I'V rpvirn
r ulii i i n \j
MORE Oil LESS, bounded by lands
<>r'L. J. Johnson, Ellen Puunell, John
Link, Estate of VV. l-faskoll und others,
to secure payment of a note under seal
for $1,500. bearing the date of the 7th
April, 1S7.>.
I will sell at publicsale, at Abbeville
Court House on Sale Day, next, to the
highest bidder the said tract of land.
TEltMS OF SALE.?Cash: the purchaser
to pay Title papers.
Perriu & Cothran, my Attorney.
Jan 2, 1S77. 4t
Tie Stale of M\ CarolinaCounty
of Abbeville.
Sale of Keal Estate
A S the duly authorised ogent and
J^L atlorucy 01 vviumin xv. ivioore
1 will sell at nubiic auction at Abbeville
Court House on Sale Day in February
next, the tract of land, in the
County and State aforesaid, on wliicb
A. W. Moore lives, containing
Two Hundred and Fifteen
more or less, bounded by lands of B.
Z. Hcrndon, Hubert Ruckhanan and
John Pulliam.
Terms of sale : one half oMhe purchase
money to be cush, and the balance,
on twelve months credit, with
interest from day ot' sale, secured by
mortgage of the premises. Titles
with security against W. A. Moore
and all persons claiming, under or
through him. Purchaser to pay for
Atn'y in suit of William A. Moore.
January 10, 1877.
Owing to the Hard Times
MM 11 11 HUM
illllDi ilia llli 991111UJ
Will Sell Her Stock of
YOU will find it to your interest
to call and examine tlio
<kc., &c., ite.
Tn fact everything usually found in
the Millinery and Notion line.
Miss Jane Ramey.
Will cut and make Dresses to order
by any of the latest fashions, and
guarantee satisfaction.
Auy orders entrusted to hs shall be
faithfully filled.
""'"MUS'/M. M. WHITE.
Oct.2o, 1870, 2t
Take Notice.
ALL peasons indebted to the undersigned
must settle the same battle
first of next month, longer indulgence
will not be given. T also desire
to say to my friends and customers
that after this date
"*T ~ nrill ]\a rviTtrtn 4" A
11U Ui CU1I; Vi J. 11 UC glVCU IU
anj one before the 1st
of March next.
T will sell only for cash and at the
very lowest prices.
W. Rosenberg.
Nov. 13, 1S7I'., st
(A. A. D
V w v?
I^IaNUFACTURE work expressly
from long experieaoe are thorou
menta of the country. The work itself
own reoommenclution, andronders a del
"We also manufacture the CELEBRA
now on exhibition at the Centennial,
vehicle in existence.
For eiroulars, &c., apply as above.
Oct. 1,1S76, Gm
I ' '
j Dr. H. D.
Bept.2fl, 1875,-tf
ii wore
Ooluml3ia, S. O.
JOI Mil,
Iron and Brass Castings
of all descriptions mado to Order.
I WAS awarded the first prominm
castings at the State Agricultural and
Mochanieal Society Fairs, field in Columbia,
November, 1871, '72 and '73.
Circular Saw Mills
of all sizes.
Also took tho FIliST PREMIUM at
Slato Fairs held Novembor, 1871, '72, '73
Manufacturer of
of all slzes.j
For Sale.
Gin Gearing of tho following sizes :
9 feet wheel and pinion $30 00
110 44 44 44 32 00
! 11 44 44 ? 35 00
112 41 44 '* 45 00
14 w 44 44 50 00
With Bolts $0.50 Extra for each set.
Anti-friction plates and Balls for Cotton
Press ?10.00 and $12.00 per set.
* D. B. SMITH, Agent,
Abbeville, S. C.
Doc, 10, 1875, 35-tf
Planing Mill,
?AT TTt#T>T Ann
UU.LiUJU.DjLa.. O. \J.
F. W. WING, Proprietor
Sash, Blinds, Doors,
Iiisifle Pivot Blinds ail Slitters
Scroll fori of all Description.
All Work Guaranteed a No. 1.
May 28,1S75; lyr.
ALL Administrators, Executors,
Guardians and Tfustees, who are
required by law .to make annual ruturnsof
the receipts and expenditures
of their respective estates, will do so at
once, or be subjected to a rule.
Jmltfe of Probate Court, A. C. !
Jan. 10, IST7. I
d 1856.
rs of BJ
inisr nnisnsr . IS
i?rift -a. ^ ^ v/ vy -i- ^ -a- i ? Mffln
- I
iglily conversant with the requireused
In every Southern State is ita>
:ailed description unnecessary.
, ti '
The bett, easiest and most durable
1 I S T ,
L.LE, S. O.
Barnwell &Co.
* I
Are daily receiving additious
to their Stock, conbiatiiig
Hats and Clothing,
they keep constantly on
. ' * ' i : ?. ''
hand, also, a full
Have received and opened
their largo Stock of allkiuds
of goods.
Dry Goods.
v Caps,
. Hats,
Saddlery, &c.
Oct,?, 1876 26-tf
are receiving their
T?ITT amnmrnfiirPBnniiniTCiP
riiJjJj OlUblVUi 111AnUUijLn 1110As
consiatiug of ail kinds of
Crockery, Boots, Shoes,
Everything Cheep! Give them a
Sept. 20,1876.
Goldsmith & Kind,
Founders And Machinists
Manufacturers of Steam Engines of all
sizes: Homo powers, Circular ami Muloy
Saw Mills, Grist and Sugar Cane Mills,
Flour Mills, Ornamental House and Storo
Fronts, Iron Railings, Agricultural Implements,
otc. Brass and Iron Castings
of all kinds made to order on short notice,
and on the most reasonable terms. Also,
manufacturers of Cotton Presses.
Clinton Up M 3. i F. M
W. H. PARKER, W.\ M.\
J: C. WOSMANSKY. Secretary.
Meets 2d Monday in every month.
Hesperian Chapter No. 17. R. 1. M
J. F. 0. DuPKE, M.\ E.\ H.\ P.\
J. D. CHALMERS, Recorder.
Meets 3d Friday night in rr?ry
DeSaossnre ConscjlNo. 16.B.&S.H
F. C. DuPRE, T.\ III.*. M.\
JM. OAMBRELL, Recorder.
Brier's Farmer's Almanac,
For 1877.
For Sale at
Jan. 3, 1877.

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