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n. A. TIIOMl'SOM. . V. A. ?MIT?. H. T. JAYNKS.
BY THOMPSON, EMIT? ? JAYN?S.
THtiKSDAY, NOV. 27, 1890.
Ro?orir.? ?Sal artes.
It is oxpoot^d by tho peoplo of tbo
Stoto that something Bubstautial in
tho way of roform in our State and
county governments will bo offootcd
by tho prcsont. Legislature. And
while a great deal moro may bo
lookod for on this line than is practi
cable iu ono short session, yet some
thing may bo done for tho causo
of rotrenchmont and reform.
In a general artiolo on tho work of
tho Legislature last week, wo modo
mention of aomo of tho most import
ant measures that will como bofore
tho present Kennion. It is our pur
pose now to recur to a fow of those,
and give more in detail tho particulars
iu which wo think tho pruning knife
should bo applied.
It is true thr.t tho Constitution
fixes a limit to tho work of tho Leg
islature in many respcots, and conso
>.quontiy tho most expeditious way of
accomplishing tho desired ond would
bo by a now draft of our organic
law. But this cannot bo had for
thrco years to como, aud hence our
legislators aro driven to inquire what
means aro now at their command,
tho employment of which will com
port with reform in tho government
pud economy in its administration.
H In tho matter of roduotion of
y^fficos il is competent for tho Legis
lating to abolish thc office of County
Auditor, and devolve his duties and
thoso of tho Treasurer, with proper
modification, upon ono officer. This
rwould work an annual saving of
?jlfom $800 to $1,000 to every county
*tt the State, which is no small item.
The Constitutional Amcndniont,
abolishing tho office of County Com
missioners, which was submitted to
the people in tho late election, was
recommended by a majority of the
oleotors voting thereon, aud two
thirds of tho mcn?bers of each branch
of tho Legislature can now effect its
abolition. It would then bc in order
to deviso a new system of county
government. We need a chango of
tho system under which wc fiavo
bcon working ever since tho adop
tion of tile Constitution of 18G8. No
substantial reform can come without
a change, and tho change must bo
radical. Tho principal which governs
our prcsont system lt) that every ser
vice, however small, rendered tho
fgovernment must bo paid for in dol
are and cents. But is not this
principal nt variance with an econo
mical government, and therefore
icious? What aro its practical
workings? Under its operation in
our State and county governments
wo havo over ono thousand office
holders drawing salaries ranging from
fifty dollars up to four thousand, and
the constant tendency is toward an
increase of salaries. Moreover, with
tho introduction of this New England
idea of government is inculcated thc
kindred one that government is
nothing more than a machine, which
may bc worked for tho promotion of
privato ends by tho party or faction
which may have control of it. Thus
instead of being a glorious and titne
honorcd institution for the protection
of lifo, liberty and property, it is
degraded to the lovel of a machine
to bc used for party and private pur
poses. Hence wc should recur to
tho old idea of government which
prevailed with us before thc war,
to wit: That every citizen ?a due bia
State a ct i tain portion of his timo
and service, free of charge, from a
sctiBC of duty and patriotism, and as
his return for thc protection which
thc government affords to his lifo,
liberty 'and property. linder this
system our counties were governed
by n system of boards, by commis
sioners of poor, commissioners of
roads, commissioners of public build
ings, and commissioners of free
schools, who served without pay. By
a reasonable and equitable division
of labor and responsibility, thc res
pective counties were efficiently gov- j
orned by these boards at a minimum j
cost, and thc expenses of county
governments wero very small. Now
the expenso of maintaining our
county governments will average
twice as much as that of tho State
government, which itself is far greater
than it should bc.
And this brings us to consider tho
reduction of thc salaries of nil State
officers and their clerks. While wc
believe that thc pay of those oflicora,
whoso responsibility is great, and
who have to devote all, or thc greater
part of their time to the discharge of
official duties, should bo reasonable
and liberal, yet wc submit that thc
salaries now paid arc too high and a
proper reduction should bc made.
A considerable reduction in thc
present salaries of State officers
and their clerks could bc made
and there would then bc no lack of
capable and efficient aspirants who
"would seek thc honor as well as the
emoluments of public service. The
salaries arc now far too liberal, when
Ave como'to consider thc increased
purchasing power of money, und tho
decreased value of ^1 agricultural
products, ours being ci/elly an agri
cultural people. A simple change of
officers, without the proper reduction
of their salaries, will bo of little
practical benefit to tho great body of
tho people, who arc the burden-bear
It is along tho lines above indi
cated that tho peoplo arc looking for
relief from the burdons of excessive
taxation. When this relief is af
forded thero will bo stiii greater
happiness ond prosperity in tho land;
but if tho day of its realization is too
long deferred, then tho conviction
that all is vanity and vexation of
/spirit will brood over tho people. j
Tit? Xc-oeat'State FJootlon.
So tnuoh fooling hos boon felt nn<l
exhibited ad to tho vomit of tbc
recent election for State oflloers, in
South Carolina, that no ono baa
thought it worth wbilo to inquire
into its practical results, or seek for
a result othor than that announced
by tho mero figures of the eleotion.
Tv o total vote pollod for Stato offi
cers was, in round numbers, 74,000.
The Domocratio tioket received 69,
160, and tho bolters 14,828. This
was less, probably, than one-third of
tho total voto of tho Stato. Tho
recent census gives South Carolina
a population of 1,147,161. Tho usual
calculation, for ovory five poisons
ono may be a voter, would make our
voting strength 280,000. Of tboso
probably 180,"00 aro colored, and
100,000 white, following the samo
nile the voting e-trongth of Oconoo
would bo 3,780, three thousand of
whom, at least, aro whito.
South Carolina never beforo wit
nessed such a contest ns occurred in
tho Stato this year for Stato officers
and all othor positions filled by olec
tion. liebig unusual the novelty
soon woro off, and bad feeling
usurped tho placo of judgment and
reason. Tho campaign was ono of
tho longest on record, having raged
from Starch to November, eight
The length of thc campaign doubt
.88 bad much to do willi tho small
vote polled amono tho whites. The
bolters did everyting in their power
to entice the colored voters to enter
their ranks, but the whole Boheme
was moro than a failure-it was a
But why did two-thirds of tho
voters in tlie Stato stay away from
tho polls? Probably 6,000 colored
voters voted for the bolters, and thc
remaining 126,000 did not vote.
Why? Henlly, wo ?lo not know.
But we think it safe to concludo that
during the last thirty years tiie nc
gro voter has learned something
that he cannot be precipitated by
bis leaders like an avalanche into
one party or tho other. We think
they will not vote much in the fu
ture, unless they can share in tho
honors of office and the spoils of
party. In other words, they will
follow thc footsteps of tho white
man in this respect. But, be this as
it may, they did not vote with the
bolters, and we commend their judg
ment in fighting shy of any such
party. Probably many of the ne
groes failed to register, and many
more had lost their certificates.
Nearly 00,082 white people voted.
In Oconoo, out of 3,000 voters, one
half, 1,600, voted. A number with
certificates did not even vote. At
least 1,000 whites in Oconoo are not
registered. This shows that the 60,
000 votes polled for tho Democratic
ticket comprises the active working
Democracy of tho State; and that
in the future, aa well as in the past,
they will rule the State.
Tim Finances of tho State.
Tho News and Courier says tho annual
report of Comptroller General Vei ner is
a plain, straightforward, (dear, business
like document, and the impression made
upon tlve tax payer is highly satisfactory.
The perusal of the report is quito sulli
eient to satisfy any thoughtful person
that the finances of tho .State have been
in careful keeping for the past twelve
months, and that no money has been ex
pended without duo warrant of law.
lt appears from tho report that thc
total r< venues of the State for the fiscal
year ending October 31, 1S1H), were $1,129,
018.03 and tho total expenditures were
$1,153,020.3', the excess of expenditures
over receipt? being $24,001.71. The bal
ance in tho treasury on November I, 1880,
was $00,142.82, which by tho above excess
of expenditures ovt r receipts was reduced
on November 1. 189U, to $30,141.11. Of
tho 'ada! amount of expenditures Micro
was paid for interest on thc public debt
$882,220.30, leaving $771,000.08 as the ex
penses of maintaining the State Govern
mont for ono year. Prom this, however,
should be deducted the following amounts
paid to meet liabilities of previous years:
Redemption dollcionoy bonds
and stocks.$ 1,170 31
Purchase Hine IJ per cent bonds
and stocks. 10,504 21
Paid Loan Hank of Republic,
New York. 51,200 00
Cash borrowed from Charles
ton banks. 22,800 00
Miscellaneous expenses of
1888-'S9. 20,100 34
which would leave as the actual cost of
thc Government for 1889-'90 tho sum of
$050,008.00, or about 57 cents for each in
The principal items of this expenditure
are given as follows:
Executive department. $-17,200 25
Judicial department. U7,i7it 57
Legislative department. 05,891 82
Health department. 10,000 OO
Tax department. 24,800 77
South Carolina University_ 47,500 00
Citadel Academy.*. 22,000 00
CieiiiM.ii CVdi go. C.nnn on
l'enal and charitable institu
tions. 134,400 82
Department of agriculture.... 23,835 58
Pension claims. 49,091 20
Maintaining militia. i I,<HHI no
Election expenses. 7,001 I")
Railroad commission. 7,500 oo
Winthrop training school. 5,320 (Ki
Manufacturers'faxes refunded 8,tMP ll
Tlie balance of $70,082.72 is accounted
for in various small items, none as huge
Tlie assessment of property in th?
Stato for I880-'U0 is $150,088,552. an in
crease of $8,523,502 over tho former as
Tho total school taxes for Ibo year
Tho total collections for county taxes
during the fiscal year I888*'80 have been
41,00(1,190.Ol. Of this $810,000 was paid
out on county commissioners' orders.
Tho Newt and Courier says thc report
is on tho whole highly satisfactory, show
ing as it OUCH timi, tin; State han '..?cen
able to pay all its current expenses and
its floating obligations and to take up
part of its funded debt, still retaining a
balance in its treasury sufficient for im
Tho dolly papers of tho State havo
boon favored with tho Toport of Col. J.
H. Kin?, stale Superintendent of Kduoa
tion. We woko tho following extract
from this very interesting report:
Tho soholastlo population botwoon tho
ago* of Onad 10 is as follows: Native
whitos-males, 61,311; females, 40,017.
Foreign whites-males, 120; fournies, 182.
Colored-maloB, 00,807; f?rnalos, 89,678.
Total, whites, 101,180; colored, 180,496.
Tho number of Behool dist 1 iets in tho
ritato for ibo soholastlo yoar of 1880-00
was 707, divided ns follows: Abbovillo,
17; .Aiken, V. I ; Andorson, 18; Barnwoll,
26; Beaufort, 8; HorkoUy, 18; Citarlos ton,
4; Chester, 10; Chcstorllold, 8; Ciaron
don, 10; Colloton, 21; Dodington, 21;
Kdgoftold, 40; Fairfield, 21; Floronco, 10;
Georgetown, 0; Qroonvillo, 02; Hamp
ton, 15; Horry, ll; Korshaw, 12; I.ancos-1
tor, 10: Laurons, 10; Lexington, 05;
Marion, 10; Marlboro, 15; Nowborry, 14;
Oconco, 0; Orangohurg, 00; lMckottB, 8;
lUehlnnd, 0; Spartanbnrg, 45; Sumter,
18; Union, ll; Williamsburg, 17; York,
Tho number of public schools is givon
its 3,018, tho flguros of 1888-39. Of these
Kdgoftold has 208, while Charleston lins
hut 10. Increaso of public schools is
reported in all counties but Abbovillo,
Aiken, Berkeley, Charleston, Colloton,
Kdgoftold, Hampton, Lancaster, Laurons,
Le.\i nj;ton, Nowbcrry, Oconco and Union,
and of theso nil but Abbovillo and
Charleston report a decrease.
During tho year of 1889-90, there wcro
40,300 mule whito pupils enrolled, and
.13,012 female pupils, while tho record
shows 64,181 malo and 57,757 femulo
colored pupils, milking a to'.d of 201,200,
an increaso of 0,090. Spart;;nl'iirg shows
11,282, tho largest number, ami Hampton
2,599, tho smallest number. Of theso
there was an nvorago attendance of 34,093
whito malo, and 88,002 whito females,
and 38,203 colored males, and 42,861
colored females, a total of 117,779, and
an in?rense over the previous year of
There have been 1,102 whito malo
teachers and 1,580 white female teaehors,
and 1,001 colored malo teachers and 015
colored female teachers employed (luring
ibo year, au increase of 114.
Of those 2,210 aro Hist grade teachers,
UD? second grade, 1,159 third grade. Tho
largest number of teachers, 223, arc in
Creen ville, and tho smallest number, 07,
The nvorago monthly salary paid tho
male teacher is $27.22 ?? id tho females
$22.91. Tho largest monthly salaries
paid to teachers is paid hy Charleston
county. This brings males $01.25,
females $36.05. The smallest amount is
paid by Abbeville county, which is $17.32
to males and $17.80 to females. Tho total
amount paid teachers during the year
Tho average length of tho school term
was 3.48, an increase of .08 of a month
over tho preceding year. In Charleston
thc longest session was 10 months and.
the shortest in I lorry, 1.8 months.
The number of school houses in tho
Stato is 3,204, and the valuation is $447,
352.58. Apparent increase in number,
160; increase in valuation, $103,833.21.
Ono stone, two brick, llvo log and 120
frame school houses havo boon erected
during tho year at a cost of $44,774.06.
The receipts of school funds from all
sources during tho liseal year 1888-80 was
$149,83(1.91, and this with a balance of
$77,800.00 remaining from previous years
made the available amount $527,840.51.
Tho expenditures of every nature were
$160,300, which was $10,502.09 in excess
of tlio receipts. During the year $10,
483.87 was received from tho Peabody
educational fund and expended.
Tho Charleston World, ot Monday last,
"Senator Hampton will not be re-elected
by thc present Legislature.
"Whether ho has aeted properly, or
improperly, during the campaign just
dosed, or whether lie beb.:', ved li ko n
whole-souled patriot, or was derelict in
his duty to the Democratic party, does
not matter at all. Ile will bo retired if
there is no chango in the minds of the
majority of thu members of the Legisla
ture within the next two wcoks. That
may be considered a reasonably well-sot
"We shall not attempt to argue for, or
against, Senator Hampton; it would bo
worse than idle. Those who wish to see
him retired base their desire upon care
fully drawn conclusions, while those who
think the Senator should bo given, prac
tically, a life tenure of tho office aro too
thinly set in their convictions to be
moved by argument. For these reasons,
?ve do not propose to discuss tho matter.
"It is foolish to attempt to stop a tor
rent, hut it may bc diverted or directed,
if handled judiciously.
"We, therefore, desire to impress upon
the minds of thc members of tho Legis
lature that Senatorial timber is not to bu
found in every little piece of woods in
the State. Our next Senator will, if ho
s an able man, certainly exert great
illDl'CUCO for good, whereas, if ho is a
ihn? of only ordinary ability, bis influ
mee, or, rather, that of the oflice, will be
"Let us be cautious in this matter.
1 here are many able men in South Caro
ma, and, if wo are to have a row United
Slates Senator, hit us see to lt that wo
ret one of these able men.
"There is no great hurry about this
natter. Co about it slowly, members of
he Legislat ure. See what available lim
ier you have for the (dace, and then
tolcct the best piece. Hut, above all, bo
A row originated among sonic
negroes ?tl a church fair at liishop
v'ille, in Sumter county, last Satur
lay night. They became so boister
ous that the Intendant ordered their
irrest. Thc negroes resisted, and
ICVOral shots wore li red, both by tho
policemen and thc negrin s. Six or
leven negroes weiro slmt, but not
badly. The negroes rallied and for
joveral hours nnd thc town com
plotely under their control. They
unsod and made most violent throats.
l'Ile wdiites collected in about twenty
yards of lim negroes and were fully
inned. The negroes were, not armed
>r there would havo been a serious
lifliculty. They disappeared very
uiddenly about I'2 o'clock at night
md returned Sundav afternoon fully
inned. For several hours Illings
looked gloomy. But thc Sumter
Light Infantry arrived at the scene
Sunday night, and a number of
irrcsts were made and peace restored.
Tho following is U:v official result- of
tho voco/.t Stato and Congressional oloc
TILLMAN. HARK KM,.
Abbeville.... 2,815 ' 109
Aikon. 2,079 200
Andorson. 2,048 191
IhVrnwoll. 2,088 40-1
Ihjaufvrt... . 275 680
Berkeley. 047 1,68ft
Charleston. 1,196 587
Chester. 1,489 245
Chostorllold. 1,460 218
Chuondon . 1,146 180
Colloton. 1,700 OOO
Darlington. 1,208 220
Kdgoflohl. 8,051 93
Fabllold. 095 771
Floronco. 1,237 612 -
Georgetown. 608 831
Groonvillo. 8,890 180
? lampton. 1,648 200
norry. 1,870 808
Korah aw. 1,888 277
Lancaster.... ... 1,020 440
Laurens. 2,002 81
Loxington. 2,187 76
Marion. 1,802 747
Marlboro. 1,020 108
Now bon y. 1,694 . 344
Oconoo. 1,814 210
Orongoburg. 2,928 620
PiokoiiB. 1,892 43
Richland. 002 840
Sparenburg. 2,071 688
Sumter..,.. 888 779
Union. 1,880 707
Williamsburg. 1,394 621
York. 2,624 -107
Total. 59,159 14,828
Tillman's majority 44,331
CONO SESSIONAL ELECTIONS.
Tho following figures wero Announced
as tho total voto for oach Congressional
District save the Sovonth :
George 1). Tillman.9,050
.rn i un DISTRICT.
The Constitutional Amendment, abol
ishing tho Board of County Commission
ers, was adopted, tho voto hoing, "Yes,"
28,641; "No," 18,253.
Tugoloo Stock Form.
TUOALOO, S. C., November 21, '90.
M.K8SR8. EniTous : In the last is
sim of your paper you gave a sum
mary of premiums awarded at thc
Stato Fair to Oconco. Your state
ment is correct in part, but your as
sertion that I took no lirst premiums
is incorrect, and does me groat injus
tice, and I trust unintentional on
your part. If your informant had
kept his eyes open ho would have
seen entered into the singlo harness
ring thirteen magnificent stallions,
including Highland Red and Mar
gin (both of whom took first premi
ums in different classes, halter led.)
But when the test of performance
caine my horse, Seneca Bismark,
went to tho front in less than a 2.35
fjait, and easily defeated the best
lorscs in the ring, especially one that
had been in regular training for four
months past. This test of speed
and endurance has added many lau
rels to my horso and clear'y demon
strates that ho will come to thc front
under all adverse criticisms.
JOHN W. SIIKI.OK,
Oar Westminster Correspondence.
WESTMINSTER, S. C., Nov. 24, '90.
DKAR COURIKR : Everything seems
to be very quiet in Westminster and
vicinity. Tho farmers arc about
done gathering their crops, and it is
too dry for sowing small grain. A
shower would bc beneficial now.
Mr. J. G. O. McDade, of Oxford,
Ala., arrived herc on tho nc i train
Sunday, on his way to seo his mother
at Tunnel Hill, in this county.
Mr. W. L. England, of Fair Play,
is visiting friends and relatives herc.
Mr. Jesse Carter, of Macon, Ga.,
has returned to this place and may
bc found in the store of T. N. Car
ter & Co.
Mrs. S. E. Barton spent Sunday
night with Professor S. P. Stribling,
on her way to sec her relatives in
Messrs. Mason and Zimmerman
left on Sunday night for Columbia,
Everything seems a littlo dull and
lonely about nero except Pat and his
Banner, and our school, which ?B all
tho time increasing, both in numbers
and interest, greatly to tho delight of
all those who aro interested in it.
it numbers about ono hundred pupils,
and has three officient teachers.
Professor Stribling is cortainly a fine
Rev. Mike McGee preached two
very interesting sermons in thc Bap
tist church herc on tho third Sunday
and at night in this month.
Rev. G. L. Cook preached in thc
Presbyterian church at this plac<
last Sunday night.
Wc arc glad that you aro going to
keep ns posted on the proceedings of
tho Legislature. Wo will bo so
anxious for thc COURIER every week
till thc session (doses. p.
The Indians on thc reservations in
Montana and North Dakota have
heen giving troublo for scvoral days,
and threaten to tako thc war path.
A religions crazo has greatly stirred
them, and they give themselves up to
fliest dancing, while they expect tho
appearance of thc "Messiah." Un
der thc influence of this frenzy thoy
not lo plotting against thc Avhitcs un
der thc leadership of Sitting Bull
Fearing an outbreak and bloodshed
tho United States troops aro massed
rm thc frontier, ready to quoll any
Every man on earth needs more
courage moro than he does mon
Tho editor ot tho Groonvlllo Newa tele
graphs that tho Tillman mom bora or ibo
L?gislature oauousaod tor ofiiyoiaof both
Both Houses met on Tuesday. Col. J.
L. M. Irby, of Lauron?, was olootod
Snoakor; Gen, J. W. Gray, of Groouvillo,
Clerk; J. H. StaiiBoll, of liaruwoll, Sor
goant-at-Arms, and J. C. Wilburn, of
York, Heading Clerk.
Dr. 6ampB0n Popo, of Nowborry, waa
olootod Clork ol tho Senat?; F. C. Caugh
inan, of Lexington, Heading Clerk- Ml'.
Elliott, of Lanoaatcr. Sorgoant-at-Arnis.
The organization of ooth houses was
completed and ruloB adopted, tho usual
messages sent and adjournment bad by
8.80 i?. M.
Holh houses will moot again at 12 to
morrow wlion Govoruor Richardson's
message will be received. It is under
stood that it will bo purely a formal busi
Tho indications aro that tho light for
tho .Senate ia between J. L. M. Irby, of
Laurens, and Wado Hampton, witli
chances now favoring Irby.
There ia a strong fooling against irby
among some members oi his own aido
and I doubt if that election oan bo set
tled in caucus. Tho situation appears to
favor a strone dark liorso if ono can bo
found, on whom all tho opposition to
Irby can bo concentrated.
Tho disposition of Tillman's followers
ovidontlyia to regulato ovorything that
can bo regulated by caucuB and to make
a oloan swoop wherever tho longest of
brooms can reach.
Assessment of Real and Per
JL HE Auditor of Oconeo County or his
Clork will appear at tho following places
and times for tho purpose of taking TAX
RETURNS for tho year 1891:
Cleveland, Monday, January 5th.
W. E. Wolborn's, Tuesday, A. M., Jan
W. D. Deuton's, Tuesday, P. M., Janu
D. F. Carter's,Wednesday, A. M., Janu
Henry LCO'B, Wednesday, P. M., Janu
Jonas Phillips', Thursday, A. M., Janu
M. J. Moore's, Thursday, P. M., Janu
Abel Robins', Friday, January 0th.
Mountain Rest, Saturday, A. M., Janu
Richland, Monday, January 12th.
Oakway, Tuesday, January 18th.
??outh Union, Wednesday, January 14th.
Fair Play, Thursday and Friday, Janu
ary 15th and 10th.
Sitton's Milln, Saturday, January 17th.
Mrs. Cherry's, Monday, January 10th.
Seneca, Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday, January 20th, 21st and 22d.
Westminster, Friday and Saturday,
January 23d and 24th.
High Falls, Monday, January 20th.
Salem, Tuesday, A. M., January '27th.
B. P. Robertson's, Tuesday, P. M.,
Little River, Wednesday, January 28th.
Toll (Jato, Thursday, A. M., January
MeDado's Mill, Thursday, P. M., Janu
Holly Springs, Friday, I*. M., January
Unless Returns aro made on or boforo
tho 20th day of February, 1801, tho pen
alty of fifty por cont will bo added in all
cases and collected.
All malo poisons from twenty-one to
fifty years of age, excepting those ex
empt by law, aro required to return their
Merchants, Manufacturers, Hankers,
Guardians, Administrators and Executors
must make their returns strictly accord
ing to law.
All transfers of real estato sinco Janu
ary 1st, 1880, must bo reported.
Each tux payer, oxcopt when impossi
ble to do se, must make his or her own
Ali Notes, Mortgages, Moneys and
Dthor Choses in Action are taxable.
All assessments of personal property
must bo the usual selling price of similar
property on tho usual terms at executors'
or administrator?' Halon, at tho places
where tho return is made.
All returns must bo sworn to.
T. R. NORRIS,
November 27, KS00. 47
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my other picture and can onlargo small
?ricturos. 1 can mako good pictures on
lloudy days, etc, (five mo a call and 1
.viii give satisfaction.
E. W. COX,
Walhalla, S. C.
November 27, 1800. 47-2t?
STATE SOUTH CAROLINA,
Court of Common Pinta.
l<\ M. Hamburg ot al., VB. Nancy J. Allen
ot ai.-Partition of tho Real Estate of
I. S. Hamburg, deceased.
PURSUANT to tho dooroo of tho Hono
rable James Aldrich, J migo of tho Second
Circuit, in this cause, I will offer for
mic, at public outcry, on FRIDAY, the
12th day of Dccombor next, at Walhalla
Cc art House, in Oconeo county, during
tho legal hours of salo, that certain lot
ir parcel of land, situato on Main street
in tho town of West. Union, in said
iounty, containing two acres, inoro or
ess, adjoining lands of Isaac Wlokliffo
ind others, being tho land originally
nirchased by Alary II. Wardlaw from
Mary Cary, now deceased, and conveyed
>y Richard Lewis, Judge of Probate of
laid county, to said I. S. Hamburg, by
leed dated November 7, 1887, and re
tarded in thc ofllco of tho Register of
Mfasno Convoyanees of said county, in
Hook M, l'aies 275 to '?"?7.
TERMS-Cash, purchaser to pay for
0. DUNCAN BELLINGER,
Master Harnwell county.
November 20, 1800. -Ki-it
v1 STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, I
OCONRK COUNTY, J
IN THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
PUIIBUANT io judgmontof foreclosure
and dooroo of salo in tho following enti
tled cosos, I will soil, on saloBday In
DECEMBER NEXT, to tho highost bid
dor, in front of Walhalla Court HOUBO, tit
public outcry, during the logal hours of
?alo, tho following d08orlbed roal oBtate,
John T. Adair ot al.,
Mary E. Byrd ot al.
Aw. that piece, paved or lot of land,
situate, lying and hoing in tho County of
Oconoo, in tho town of Walhalla, S. 0.,
on tho North eldo of Main Stroot, to-wit:
Ono half aero front lot on Main Stroot,
designated on tho plan of said town as
Lot No. ?l ; and ono ?ovo in tho roar cf it
and tho front lot of W. B, Boll, designat
ed as Lot No. 10.
TEBMS OF SALE-One half cash and
tho romaiudor- on a orodit of ono year,
with interest from day of salo, orodit
portion to bo souurod by bond and mort
gage of tho promises. Purchaser to pay
oxtra for papers.
Jano E. Todd ot ol.,
John W. Todd ot al.
ALI. thoso sovoral parcels or tracts of
land si tuai i! in Oconoo county, South Ca
rolina, lying on waters of Cano Crook in
said county, bolonglng to tho estate of
A. Todd, deceased, that is to say:
Tract No. 1, containing eighty-two and
one-half acres, adjoining lands of James
McCary, Ben Butlcdgo, J. C. VonLohe
and Tract No. 2 of said lands.
Tract No. 2, containing ono hundred
and four and one-half acres, adjoining
lands of James McCary, Mrs. M. A. Cox,
I and Tracts Nos. 1 and 8.
J Tract No. 8, containing ono hundred
and thirty-livo acres, adjoining lands of
I James McCary, (/liarles MoAlistor and
Tracta Nos. 2 and 4.
Tract No. 4, containing ono hundred
and live acres, adjoining lands of Dnfllo,
Churlos McAlistor and Tracts Nos. ?J and
Tract No. 5, containing ono hundred
acres, adjoining lands of Duffle, James
McCary, ('liarles McAlistor and Tract No.
TERMS OF SALE-One-third cash and
tho remainder in two installments, on ono
and two year? timo with interest from
tho day of salo, with lcavo to tho pur
chaser to antioipato such pay mont?; lr*t
if not paid, said doforred installments co'
ho secured by bond of tho purchaser and
mortgage of tho premises, l'urchasov to
pay oxtra for papers.
. Mrs. Laura Dodd, "
Tilomas L. Dodd ot al.
Am. that picco, parcel, plantation or
tract of land, lying and being in tho
county and State aforesaid, adjoining
lands of Anderson Ivestor, J. Von
Leho, Mrs. Margaret J. Gibson, Wm.
Wahl and others, on waters of Soncca
Uiver, known as Lot No. 14 of tho Gor
man Settlement Society lands, containing
one hundred and forty-three acres, moro
TEH M S OF SALE-One-third of tho
purchase money in cash on day of side,
and the balance in two equal annual in
stallments', on a credit of ono and two
years respectively, secured by a bond of
the purchaser and mortgngo of tho pre
mises. Purchaser to pay oxtra for tho
November (I, 1800. 44-4t
OPEN TOP BUGGIES,
I HAVE JUST RECEIVED A CAR
LOAD of ono and two-horao
of all si/.es, and have on hand a full stock
of OPEN and TOP BUGGIES, CAR
RIAGES, SURREYS, ROAD CARTS,
RUGGY AND WAGON HARNESS,
WHIPS and LAP ROBES.
Examine my stock.
Also, como and seo "SAVIDOE'S
ABDALLAH," ono among tho finest
Stallions in tho world.
A. W. Thompson,
Seneca, S. C.
September 18, 1800. 30-tf
-HAS TO SAY ABOUT
H. Dj, A. Biemann.
At the glt-up-and-glt some folks display;
I am really quito disgusted,
.Mr. Biemann has so many goods that it
makes me sick,
And the first I know PH bo busted.
Now. I haven't commencod to collect my
But at Riemann's I air bound to trade,
Ile bas oponod a tine lb o of Christmas
And they say he is all tho iago.
He is running a Santa Claus trust of bi?
While I am left out in tho cold,
His stock is enormous and over so flue,
And be calls mo a chestnut, Pm told.
When I make up my mind to bo a dudo,
The fun will have just begun.
You can bet your nile I'll set tue stylo
In nineteen hundred and one I
My OCOUpation will then bo gono,
I'll have no business to run,
H. I). A. Riemann will serve tho world
By ninoteen hundred and one I
Give ino a call beforo b ving olsowbere.
H. D. A. BIEMANN
ni mn From injury by tho "Fly** by
ll A 'P\ topdressing with
u A1 ? emt IC A LITIO.
Ono bag per aero will lan/oly increaso tho
yield of grain and straw.
1IOYKIN, CAUMKH & CO., ItAi.TiMoitK, Mn.
Novombov Bl, 1800. 4f>-l!lt
Y NEW PALL STOCK OF
LADIES' DRESS GOODS
ia almost complote.
I havo n full and boautiful Uno of
I nil in tho most popular oolors.
Also, iv fall litio of
CLOTHING, latest stylos,
HATS, ROOTS ftiul SHOES,
CASSIMERES and JEANS.
Also, a comploto stook of
Trusting that I will ho ftivored with on
early call, I am, vory roBpootfully,
G. Li. ? Iii J. JD.
J. AM oponing CLOTHING, BOOTS,
SHOES, HATS and CAPS, DRY GOODS
and NOTIONS at Ritter's Stand, between
Schumacher's and bank.
Call and soo my Goods hoforo you buy.
Mr. Charloy .layaos will ho ploascd to
show tho Goods and will soil you low
W. W. Robinson.
TlnnH n finir Tlnirrn
JJUU i J? JIU WM.
"Now, Tom, 1 want yon to romombor
"What prom i so, Mary?"
"Why, don't you romombor last spring
you promised to tako mo to That Man
Todd and lot mo pick out a nioo STOVE
and a SAFE ? Now don't hack down,
Tom. I am going to hold you to it. Mrs.
Smith says Mr. Todd has splendid Snfos
as low a? *2.75. And sho says it is ft roftl
nico place togo to buy all sorbs of tilings."
Now, Mr. Tom, just lot us say you
ought to koop your promise to your good
wifo. Don't ccaso to romombor
THAT MAH TODD
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
OCONKK COUNTY. J
IN TUM COURT OL'" COMMON PI.KAB.
E. IL Cleveland and others, ) Hill for
J. R. Clovoland and others. ) ltcllef, Ac.
JPURSUANT to an order of tho Court
. of Common Pleas, niado in this case
by JudgO Norton at July Torin, 1890, 1
will sell to tho highest bidder, at walhalla
Court I louse, on Salcsdayin DECEMBER
ONE TRACT OF LAND belonging to
tho estate of Eli Clovoland, deceased,
situate in Oconco county, near Seneca,
lying on Reedy Fork Crook, containing
ono hundred and seventy acres, moro or
loss, and bounded by lands of Tlios. A.
Patterson, patato of E. H. Olovolftnd and
others. This tract is improved. There
aro sixty acres probably in cultivation,
with llfteon or twenty acres of crook bot
tom on tho pla 30.
TERMS OF SALE-One-third of tho
purchaso monoy to ho paid in cash, tho
nalanco in ono and two years in equal in
stallments with interest from dato. Tho
purchaso monoy te ho scoured by tho
bond of tho purchaser with a mortgage
of tho premises. Tho purciiasor to pny
oxtra for papers and recording tho samo.
ROUT. A. THOMPSON.
Recoivor of tho Estate of Eli Clovoland,
Novombor 0, 1800. . 44-4t
State of South Carolina,
Oconoe CJonril.y .
IN THE COURT OF PROBATE.
Robt. A. Thompson, Adnu*., ) Petition
R. M. Grant, Plaintiffs,
John W. Neal, Charles Neal, (
Hoirs at law of J. R. Neal, ' Complaint
Silas M. Neal, heirs at law
of A. P. Neal, for
Defendants. J Reliof.
To the above named Dofondants:
Yon aro hcroby summoned and requir
ed to answer tho summons and complaint
in this caso, which is horowith personally
sorved on you, and to sorvo ft copy of
your nnswor to tho said complaint on tho
subscribers at tlioir ofllce, at Walhalla
Court IIouso, South Carolina, within
twenty days after tho sorvico hereof, ox
clusivo of tho day of such service; and
if you fail to answor tho complaint within
tho timo aforesaid, tho plaintiffs in this
caso will apply to thc court for tho roliof
domanded in tho complaint.
THOMPSON A J A YNES,
Octohor 28, 1800.
[L. s.l RIOIIAHI) LEWIS, Judge Probate.
To tho heirs at law of A. Pickons Neal,
decoased, Charles Neal, John W. Neal,
Silas Af. Neal, Defendants:
Tho pet it ?on, summons and complaint
In this caso havo hoon flied bi tho Ofllco
of tho Court of Probate for Oconoo
county, South Carolina, for tho salo of
tho real eslato of James Neal, deceased,
and for ft Anal settlement of the estate of
the said James Neal, decoasod, in tho
Court of Probate and tho disehargo of
tho administrator of tho said estate.
THOMPSON A J A YNES,
October 2,1, 1800. <12-0t
NOTICE TO CREDITORS.
Mrs. Laura Dodd,
Tilomas L. Dodd et als.
PURSUANT to an order in tho ahovo
entitled caso oaoh and every tho
creditors of tho estate of George W.
Dodd, decoasod, are required to como
forward and prcsont and provo tholr
olaims on or hy tho 20th day of Decem
ber, 1800, or ho barred from participation
in the assets of the real estate of sahl
Novombor 0, 1800, M it