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E. B. MURRAY, Editor.
THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1881.
TERMS:
ONE YEAR._.-?1.50.
SIX MONTHS.._. 75o.
Two Dollars if not paid in advance.
STOLBRAND vs. AI KEN.
Gen. Carlos J. Stolbrand, an excentric
remoaut of tbe Republican party in
South Carolina, who imagines that he
was elected to Congress from this Dis?
trict last November by the majority of
a little over ten thousand, with tbe
minus sign before it, which was cast
against him, came to Anderson last Fri?
day evening with his party, consisting of
Mr. Commissioner Stoeber to act as
jndge and the somewhat celebrated Col.
John F. Hobbs, who the Abbeville Press
and Banner informs us is of North
America, to act as his counsel in tbe
case of Stoibrand vs. Aiken in the con?
test for the Congressional seat from the
Third Sooth Carolina District.
The party waited until Satuiday after?
noon for witnesses, and then repaired to
the Court House, where ?. 6. Murray,
Esq., appeared for Col. E. B. Gary, tbe
attorney for Col. Aiken. Wm. Clements,
Peter Acker and Col. John R. Cochran
were examined as witnesses, after an ex?
plicit statement of Gen. Stoibrand and
Commissioner Stoeber, in reply to a
question of Mr. Cocbran that their ob?
ject was simply to obtain testimony in
the contest for the seat in Congress and
not for the purpose of indicting any
person.
The first two witnesses testified as to
the difficulty at Belton, but showed that
it did not grow out of politics, and that
a Republican could have voted there as
safely and easily as a Democrat. Peter
?Acker said he voted for Mr. Arthur for
Congress. Wm. Clements also testified
that there was a fight between Demo?
crats at Honea Path, which frightened
him off. He admitted, however, that
several colored men voted at Honea
Path without being hurt, and that no
one [offered to trouble him while there.
Mr. Cochran testified that there were,
in all ninety-four votes in excess of the
poll list in the box at Anderson C. H.,
and that he thought twenty-six or eight
of this number were drawn ont from the
j? Democratic tickets, and the remainder
from the Republican. He did not know
this, but thought it was about correct.
The drawing was done according to law.
He was not about tbe poll much, and
could not say who put the extra votes in.
The town authorities preserved order,
and secured the right to vote freely to all.
There were several small disturbances,
but they, were promptly checked.
- This ended the testimony, with the
promise on the part of Gen. Stoibrand
that, although he was obliged to tear
himself away from us, he would return
again soon. The testimony taken will
not damage Col. Aiken's cause.
FREE SHIPS.
The Republican party is justly charge*
able with having destroyed the commerce
bearing trade of the United Slates, for
? during its ascendancy the policy of pro?
tection pursued by the government has
prohibited the purchase of foreign-built
ships by our citizens in consequence of
the exorbitant tariff placed upon them.
This tariff is imposed to induce Ameri?
cans to establish ship building as au in?
dustry, and supply the capitalists who
wish to invest in ships with an article of
home build, which is very patriotic in
sound, but in practice has driven tbe
carrying trade of the United States into
foreign hands, thereby giving to them
the immense profits to be derived
from such an extensive business. To
illustrate the practical effect, let us take
a ship worth $100,000 in Liverpool.
Now, tbis ship, it is claimed, cannot be
built in America so cheaply, but in order
to encourage its construction at home the
government imposes a protection tax or
tariff of 50 per cent., which would re?
quire any citizen of tbe United States to
pay in addition to the $100,000 in Liver?
pool the sum of $50,000 to the United
States, or virtually $150,000 for the same
ship which a citizen of Great Britain, or
other country, can buy for $100,000.
This ship, when owned by a foreigner,
can come to our ports regularly, bring?
ing freights to and carrying them away
from this country without paying any
impost or tariff, which gives to the for?
eigner the advantage of our own citizens;
and this advantage is so great that it
amounts to a monopoly, as the foreign
capitalist can procure his line of ships
at from 25 to 33$ per cent, less than our
own citizen, and of course he can afford
to carry freights cheaper, because the
expenses for running would be tbe same
and a smaller sum would be required to
pay him a given interest than to pay the
American the same interest on their re?
spective capital invested iu the ships.
This policy is suicidal. It amounts to
the government saying, Because we can?
not build ships to compete in price with
European builders, our citizens shall not
buy their ships upon such terms as to
enable us lo compete with them in carry?
ing freights. It is false economy, and a
burden to the industries of our country
instead of a benefit. The people should
understand the imposition and demand
its removal.
The woman suffrage' law in Utah
provides that every woman at the age of
twenty-one years, who has lived in that
Territory six months nexl preceding any
general or special election, born or natu ?
ralized in the United States, or who is
tbe wife, widow or tbe daughter of, a
native born or a naturalized citizen of
the United States, shall be entitled to
vote at any election in the Territory.
The Mormon newspapers are indignant
because Governor Murray has declared
that uuder this law any girl twelve years
of age, if married to a Mormon, may
vote. __________
? A Cleveland correspondent of the
New York Herald gives the following as
nearly a complete list of the forthcoming
Cabinet as it now stands: Secretary of
State?James G. Blaine, of Maine. Sec?
retary of the Treasury?Charles J. Fol?
ger, of New. York. Postmaster General
?Charted Foster, of Ohio. Secretary ol
the Navy?Nathan Guff, jr., of West
Virginia. The other three members wil
08 Horace Davis, of California; Jan e
P. WiU??? of fowa, and ex-Senalo.
Howe, of Wisconsin.
THE CASlKSHAiNNOlN DUEL.
Trial of Col. E. B. C. Cash in Darlington
for Murder?A White Jury?The Ac
cuscd in Court?Testimony for the Pros
ecution?The Defence Offers no Kri
dence.
Special Dispatch to Xcm and Courier.
Darlington, February 24.
When the cuurt met, at 10 o'clock to?
day, Col. Cash walked in with his coun?
sel aud took a seat on the left of the
aisle. He was dressed as usual in a d?rk
suit and wore a plaid shawl slung around
bis shoulders. His hat bore a heavy
circle of crape. He conversed often
witn bis counsel, and gave absorbed at?
tention to the proceedings. Col. R. C,
Watts, of Laurens, one of his counsel,
arrived this morning and appeared in
court. The attorney-general and solici?
tor occupied seats in front of the accused.
At the convening of the court the
benches were half filled with white spec?
tators, and in the course of an hour all
the available space was packed. The
Court issued a bench warrant for impor?
tant State witnesses who had not appear?
ed. The State announced that although
material witnesses were absent, some on
account ot sickness, it was ready. The
defence also annouueed their readiness.
The indictment was then reHd. Col.
Cash is somewhat deaf, and during the
reading took a position within a foot of
the clerk to bear more perfectly. It was
a striking scene, Col. Cash looking into
the face of the officer while the long
severe items of indictment and the de?
scriptor of Col. Shannon's wound* were
read. The clerk seemed nervous, but the
defendant did not flinch, but paid the
strictest attention.
At the conclusion of the reading tbe
defendant answered not guilty in a loud
and firm voice in response to the usual
question.
The jury was then formed entirely of
whites considerable merriment was
caused by the objection of the defense to
each negro whose name was drawn.
The seats, aisles and standing room
were packed with people, and the im?
panelling of the jury was washed with
rreat eagerness. When the jury had
)ppn formed the Court adjourned to 2.30
P.M.
Reconvening at that time the court?
room was again thronged. The attorney
general addressed the jury explaining
tbe cause of his action in the case. He
believed that the State could not do bet?
ter by delay and the accused was anxious
for trial. He explained tbe three possi?
ble verdicts, murder, manslaughter and
acquittal. Should either of the two lat?
ter verdicts be proved just he proclaimed
that none would rejoice more than the
prosecuting officers of the State, but the
Court would charge that killing in a
duel was murder, and while making rea?
sonable allowance for questions of fact,
they must bring in a verdict of murder.
Dr. H. J. Lee, being sworn, said : I
am a practicing physician and surgeon,
and have been since 1854. I reside at
Lydia, Darlington County. The witness
then described tbe topography of the
neighborhood. He saw Col. Cash and
Col. Shannon on the 15th of July, 1880,
at 9 o'clock. W. B. Cash and Robert
G. El! er be came to bis office and prof?
fered a request. (Conversation objected
to by counsel.) In compliance with
their request he went near Dubose
Bridge, on tbe Darlington side of
Lynche's River, to act as surgeon in a
hostile encounter. He saw a good many
persons on the ground. He then de?
scribed the meeting and how the ground
was paced off. Col. Cash and Col. Shan?
non stood opposite. Mr. Johnson ex?
plained tbe programme of the meeting.
Shannon was handed a pistol by John?
son and Cash by Sanders. Both express?
ed satisfaction with the arrangements.
Shannon's surgeon was Dr. Burnet.
Johnson gare the signal by firing a pistol.
After the fire at tbe word "one" Shannon
Bred. At the word "two" Cash fired.
Witness did not hear the words "three"
and "four" counted as arranged. Col.
Shannon turned completely around as
if not hurt. He was assisted by the sur?
geons and laid on the ground. Witness
and Dr. Lee assisted. Witness was
about seven paces from Shannon when
shot. Shannon breathed three times
after be reached him. When bhanuon
died witness left and went borne.
The defence declined a cross-exami?
nation.
Dr. W. L. Galloway, being sworn, said
that be was a practicing physician and
surgeon and had been for eleven years.
He saw the hostile meeting at Dubose
Bridge, July 5,1880. He was 103 steps
from the parties at the time of the duel.
He saw Col. Cash and Shannon in their
positions for the fight when he drove up.
Witness did not get out of his buggy.
He heard the report of a pistol before
the duel. About a minute after he
heard another pistol, and then two reports
very close together. Witness here de
scribed Col. Shannon's wound aud said
that he died in two or three minute.-'
Col. Cash left the field immediately, W.
B. Sanders, his second, going with him.
The defence declined a cross-examina?
tion.
John C. Dutant, Jr., being sworn, said
that he was present at the duel. He saw
a good many persons ou the ground
besides the principals and their seconds.
Before the duel he saw Col. Cash go to a
buggy near the ground, pour something
out of a flask into a tumbler and drink
it. Saw him repeat this. Heard him
say to the crowd: "Here is your Pee
Dee man. If you see any fear or
tremble in me, mark me!" He
then walked to the dueling ground.
Witness described Mr. Johnson firing off
the pistol and explaining the signal for
the exchange of shots. W. B. Cash was
present. Witness saw Col. Cash when
coming from the field take what seemed
to be a lady's photograph from his pock?
et and kiss it. He said: "I'm entitled
to be with you to-nigh:." Col. Cash
then naid: "Take me off the ground."
His son met Cash when he had kissed
the picture, and his son put his arm
around him and said: "Father, you are
safe." Cash replied : "It's all over, let
us go." Witness heard Mr. Orin D.
Lee say to Col. Cash before the duel,
"Don't kill him." Witness named
those he knew on the grouud. He didn't
hear Col. Cash say any more than he had
stated, and he knew nothing more of the
matter.
Lawrence M. Crosland, sworn : I live
three and a half miles from Dubo?e's
Bridge and witnessed the duel.
Major Spain here interposed. He said
that three credible gentlemen had told
that there was a duel in which Col.
Shannon unfortuna>ely fell at the hands
of Col. Cash. Why multiply witnesses
to a fact that the defence would never
deny?
The Attorney-General then asked a
question of the witness tending to bring
out the utterances of Col. Cash before
the meeting.
MajorSpain protested that when the law
declared killing in a duel murder without
the chance of justification for it. it was
useless to show a motive, as the act ad?
mitted no justification.
The Court directed the witness to oro
ceed.
The witness corroborated Mr. Durant's
testimony regarding what Cash said
about his being a Pee-Dee man. He
added the words ' By God" to this ex?
clamation. He saw him drink out of a
flask at the buggy. He took another
drink before the cmel. When Cash and
his son parted before the duel W. B.
Cash said to his father: "Kill the grav
??e^rdfd old scoundrel." Cash rej-lie 1:
1 I'll kill him as sure as there's a world."
C. T. Hurrel, heine sworn, said that he
was present at the dud. He saw Cash,
b lure the duel, take two drinks from a
flask in a buggy. Cash told his son
pood-bye ; and said to tho crown :
'?Here's your Pee-Dee . man." Witneis
hoird Mm *av to a colored servant: "If
I'm killed, buckle me to this csrriat* j
and roll off with me." Cash was about
eight or ten steps from witness, after the
duel, when be kissed the picture which
he took from his pocket and said, as if to
himself: "I'm worthy to be with you to?
night." Saw Cash go olf with his son
aud several others he did not know.
S. Miller Hurrel, being sworn, said he
was present at the duel. He heard 0.
D. Lee tell Col. Cash not to kill Shan?
non. He corroborated the evidence of
tbe last witness in most particulars, but
adduced nothing now.
W. H. Stuckey, being sworn, said that
he was present at the duel. He saw Col.
Cash take two drinks out of a flask be?
fore the duel. His evidence was the
same as that of the last witness.
Wm. W. Stuckey, being sworn, said he
was present at the duel, about seventy
five or one hundred yards from the
ground. There was talk of a compro?
mise. He heard Cash say "that he had
him fixed so be could not get out of it."
Cash added also that he "could make a
dog fight if he had a chance to write him
a letter." Witness heard the talk about
the Pee-Dce man and saw Cash take two
drinks. He saw Cash then shake his
knees to show the crowd how a scared
man would act. Just after that the duel
took- place. Col. A. D. Goodwyn was
one of those who endeavored to make a
compromise. He next heard Col. Cash
say to 0. D. Lee he had come to havo a
fight and wanted it done so be could go
home. He heard Col. Cash ask his son
how many shots. His son answered that
one shot would fix him. As they were
going to begin the duel W. B. Cash said
to his father, "Cork him up." Col. Cash
replied, "I'll be sure to do it." He saw
Cash after tbe shooting take a picture
nut of his pocket and say he had avenged
her and was worthy of her.
T. S. Stuckey, oeing sworn, said he
was present at the duel. He heard Col.
Cash say as tbe witness arrived on the
ground, "He can't get out of it, he has
to fight. I can make a dog fight by
writing a letter or two." He corrob?
orated the previous testimony as to Col.
Cash's words to the crowd aud his actions
with the picture.
Cross examined: More than fifty peo?
ple were present. Witness did not do
anything to prevent the duel, neither did
Home good citizens, neither did any one
el><e. They had no authority.
By the Court?If I had interfered the
contestants might have shot me to piece*.
By the Attorney-General?Col. Shan?
non's sons were present after the fight.
D. G. Dubose, being sworn, said that
he was a Trial Justice, the nearest to tbe
scene of the duel. He heard of the duel
the day after it occurred. About three
weeks afterwards he instituted the prose?
cution. He waited to see if any of Col.
Shannon's relatives were going to take
action, also to see if the Caraden Anti
Duelling Society would act. They did
not, and witness then determined to act
himself.
The prosecution here rested their case.
During the giving of this evidence Col.
Cash hud been quietly listening with an
open book at his ear to assist his hearing.
He was as cool as any one present. Ma?
jor Spain announced that the defence
would trouble the jury with no evidence,
and thus obtained the reply in the argu?
ment.
The argument for the State was clear,
able and eloquent, showing that the kill?
ing of a man in a duel was murder under
the common law, and that the jury upon
their oaths were hound to convict under
the testimony adduced. The speech of
Attorney General Youmanj was three
and a half hours long, and is said to have
been the greatest effort of bis life, being
a model of eloquence and reason.
Tbe defens3 denied that killing in a
duel was murder in this State, claiming
that by disuse tbe common law of Eng?
land had lapsed out of existeucein South
Carolina. They cited many precedents
for duelling iu this State, giving the
names of illustrious men who bad fought
aud killed their antagonists without
being tried for murder, and asserting
that no man had ever been hung for
fighting a duel. They made a strong
plea that Co). Cash should not be made
the only exception, aud insisted thut
since the passage of the new law against
duelling in this State all past offences
should be forgiven.
At the conclusion of Col. Spain's ar?
gument, which was ingenious, affecting
and impressive, Judge Pressley delivered
his charge to the jury :
He said that this was the performance
of a most painful duty for judge and
jury. There was no doubt of the fact
that the people of the United States were
descended from barbarous races, and thai
the civilization of Europe itself was a
recent thing, and we ourselves were just
emerging to light, and even yet retain
some traits of that antecedent barbarism.
He compared the progress of England
and the United States in the matter of
the suppression of duelling. He had no
sympathy with a civilization that is
prompt to slander aud defame, and when
taken to task declines reparation. No
Christianity or civilization was worth a
farthing but that which was slow to give
offence and quick to accord redress. The
judge and jury, he said, had a duty to
perform, aud in performing it had no
right to regard the usefulness of laws or
the tolerance heretofore given a practice
which he regarded as a relic of barba?
rism. What was honor ? Was it one of
those weak, sickly flowers that tbe foul
breath of slander could wither? What
was it, that it was not firm enough, in its
purity, to withstand defamation? This
honor, to be retained only by the duel,
was as false as tears of sand. Judge
Pressley gave various illustrations of the
injustice of the Code to participants in
duels, in regard to the relative skill,
strength and firmness of the combatants.
It could only be sustained according to
the duellist's own theory of a vindica?
tion of the honor of the strong, cool and
expert against the weak, tbe agitated and
the untrained. The Judge alluded to
the extreme difficulty of considering the
suhject as placed before the jury. But
the jury could not stain their souls with
crime because others had done so. He
then charged that the Common law of
England in relatiot: to homicide never
had been disused in this State, and the
lawyer who doubted its present force
would doubt anything. It would be
murder, under the Common law now ob
tuiniug here, where the accused could
not prove sudden passion, while being
attacked, in justification of killing. No
man could voluntarily place himself iu
a post of danger, and then claim that he
killed his antagonist in self defence.
Solemnly before God and man, he charg?
ed tbe jury on the law on this point, that,
according to the law, the offence with
which the prisoner was charged was
murder, and it was nothing else.
The charge was listened to amid deep
silence by the multitude of spectators.
Col. Cash leaned pensively on a book and
heard the Judge's words with a dejected
air. The jury retired at 4.45 p. m., ond
the crowd in the court-room thinned out.
The Charleston mail arriving, Col. Cash,
who remained iu his seat, put on his
spectacles and was absorbed in the Arcu.'?
and Courier of to-day. At 8 p. m. the
jury had not returned, and the Court wa.
still in session. A tired and sleepy as
semblage waited in the court-room until
10.45 p. m., when the jury not having
brought in their verdict, the Court wa>
adjourned until 10 a. m. Saturday.
Darlington, February 26.
The Court was opened at 10 o'clock
this morning. Col. Cash, who had spent
the night in jail, appeared fresh and com
po?ed. The Jury, who had been locked li|
in their room ever since the case was
given to them yesterday afternoon, filled
into their places h.oking wearied aud
t oubled. The court-room was densely
crowdfd, ai d all eyes were turned to the
jury-box,?. eking to read in the face? oi
the twelve some indication of the result.
The Btisptnse, however, was but momen?
tary, the foreman announcing, amid
breathless silence, that the jury had not
been able to agree upon a verdict.
Judge Presusley said that tbe State bad
able counsel to defend its rights; the
defendant had able and faithful counsel
to defend his rights, aud the Court pro?
posed to instruct the jury in its rights.
He explained the law touching cases of
non-agreement by juries, but said tbat
he had nothing more to add to the law or
the facts of this case. Be sent them out
according to law, and instructed them in
their proper course in the mutter.
The Attorney General then, as one
specially concerned, asked that the
remaining duelling cas s be tried
before the minor ea>ts which would
have precedence in the regular order.
The Judge responded with some
asperity : "I think that the duel has had
enough of the time of this Cjurt, and
I intend to proceed with the business
concerning the prisoners in jail." He
added, a moment after: "It is of more
importance that the jail be relieved of
its prisoners than that tho time of the
Court be spent in vain endeavors to
force juries to verdicts they do not intend
to render."
Just then the jury emerged from their
room and resumed their places in the
box. The Court was instantly in a hush
of expectation. The foreman announced
very positively that they were unable to
agree on a verdict.
This was final, and a murmur of relief
rippled through tbe crowd.
The Judge said: Euter a mistrial in
this case, Mr. Clerk.
So ended the first trial of this unique
case, the general opinion being that it
will never be revived. The Judge
allowed Col. Cash to furnish bail in two
sureties for $3,000, the same sum that
was fixed for his bond at the preliminary
hearing.
Themain prosecution having failed to
convict, the cases against Messrs. W. B.
Sanders aud Wm. E. Johnson, the sec?
onds respectively of Col. Cash and Col.
Shannon, were continued to the next,
term of court.
It is now known that the jury stood
eight for acquittal and four for convic?
tion. Previous to the trial the friends of
Col. Cash were confident of an acquittal;
but the unexpected vigor and earnestness
with which the prosecution was man?
aged probably prepared them for a less
favorable result.
Florence, February 26?p. m.
Col. Cash returned to his home this
evening. Just after he gave bail, I had
a few words with him. He remarked
that after the Judge's charge he was
prepared for any verdict the jury might
give. He protested that the evidence
adduced as to his words and actions
j before the duel was in great part utterly
j false, and that he was shocked at the
assurance of its presentation. He felt
the pain fulness, be said, of obedience to
the directions of bis counsel in making
no reply to the misrepresentations with
which he believed himself assailed* but
was glad that tbe evident change of sen
reason and not obtained through any pro
timentiu Darlington was the result of
testations on his part. Perhaps the best
encomium Youman's speech received
was Irom the prisoner against whom it
was directed. He averred that if the
Attorney-General had continued his
argument a little longer he himself
would have been convinced against his
own conviction and been willing to vote
with the four jurymen for a verdict of
guilty.
INAUGURATION SQUABBLE.
Shall ex-Coulederate Serve as Marshals in
the Procession ??A Tempest Jn a Teapot.
Washington*, February 22.?The
military reception committee of the com?
mittee on the inaugural ceremonies last
night adopted, after a number of
bitter speeches, a resolution that it was
the sense of the committee that persons
should be appointed division marshals
who had not eugaged in rebellion against
the United Stales. Several of the speak?
ers said they would decline to serve
under any ex Confederate. Gen. Field,
who was appointed a marshal by Geu.
Sherman, was tbe person aimed at. Gen.
Sherman, sppaking of the matter, said
to-day: "Organizations from nearly
all the Southern Stales have been invited
and coaxed lo come, and we don't want
to insult them now. Gen. Field holds
an office (doorkeeper of the Hou>e) under
the Government and has taken the oath
of office. He is a good man to represent
the Southern organizations, and they
certainly ought to be represented." If
the matter rests with Gen. Sherman
Gen. Field will 6erve.
The same committee is so opposed to
the programme issued by Chief Marshal
Gen. W. T. Sherman that it has adopted
a programme of its own, which will be
submitted to the executive committee for
action. Tbe general plan of the parade,
according to this programme, is tiiat all
organizations intending to participate
therein?civic as well as military?
should assemble in the vicinity of the
Executive Mansion not later than 9
o'clock on the morning of March 4, and
the procession comprising all such organ?
izations should move to the Capitol as an
escort by way of Pennsylvania avenue,
starting at such hour as to enable . the
entire procts-ion to reach the Capitol
by noon, and for each division to take
position within sight of the east front of
the Capitol and as near to the Capitol as
the nature of the ground will permit.
The report of the committee accompa?
nying tbe new programme refers to the
authority which has been given for the
publication of an invitation to organized
bodies of men throughout the country to
atleud the inaugural ceremonies, aud
says:
"By universal custom and in accord
ance with obvious propriety tbe inaugu?
ral ceremonies mentioned in your invita?
tion referred mainly to the usual proces?
sion from the White House, escorting
tiie retiring and incoming. Presidents
to the Capitol and witnessing there the
taking of the oath of office. We so
interpreted your invitation, and s? we
think did those who have accepted it.
The circulars which have been published
bv your authority and sent directly to
every organization which has indicated
an intention to accept your invitation,
states that all organizations, civil as well
as military, will be assigned places in
the inaugural procession. Hence it is
manifest that organizations which do not
bear arms are eutitled to the same con?
sideration at your hands which is to be
given those which are armed, and that no
discrimination can be made against them
without a breach of faith.
The aggregate of the uniformed and
armed organizations that will participate
in the inaugural ceremonies will number
not less than 15,000 men, independent of
the regular troops. These, as a matter of
convenience in handling, the committee
recommend, should be divided into r ji
less ihan five divisions on brigades.
Gen. Sherman said to-day that he was
preparing the programme for the proces?
sion as rapidly as possible from the
official lists of the various organizations
having definitely determined to partici?
pate in the ceremonies. The entiie list
of civic organizations, the General says,
will be properly placed in his programme,
which will be submitted to the committee
for approval or rejection, after which, in
the event of adoption, it will be publish?
ed for the information of all concerned.
AT; the civic organizations will be placed
in one grand division. In reply to a
question, Gen. Sherman said that Gen.
Hancock will be present at the inaugural
ceremonies in the Senate, and will take
part in the reception at the National
.Museum building previous to the ball in
the evening, but will not enter the pro
cession.
? The fly that was so destructive to
wheat and oats last year in Chester nnil
York Counties still lives, notwilhstand
ng the severe weather of the past two
months.
? Willis MeD.uiicl was convicted at
Aiken of assault and battery, but as the
offence was committed on the 1st of Jan?
uary, 1881, it made him liable under the
Provisions of the concealed weapons Act.
be Judge, therefore, sentenced him to
three mouths in the County jail for as?
sault and battery, and three months in
the Penitentiary or $200 fine for carrying
a concealed weapon about his person.
The defendant is a white man.
? A letter from Rosewood, Fla., to the
Hartford, Conn.. Times says that the
writer doubts whether there were ever so
many people in Florida as at this time,
and the arrivals are numerous beyond
anything ever seen before.
Town Tax Notice.
THE time for paying Town Taxes, with?
out the penalty, has been extended to
the 10th March inst., after which date the
Cenalty will attach. There will positively
e no further extension.
By orrler of the Town Council.
THOS. C. LIGON. Town Clerk.
March 2, 1881_31_1
Liver)' Stable at Hartwcl], Georgia.
WE have opened in H.nrtwcll. Georgia,
a LIVERY. FEED and SALE
STABLE, and would be pleased to have
the patronage of any and all. We arc pre?
pared to accommodate the public with hitch?
ing stables, and a good yard for your wag?
ons. We can be found at the Stable at all
times.
J. M. KIDD it BRO.
March 2, 1881_34_3 _
Sale of Real Estate.
BY virtue of the power contaired in a
Deed from Matilda Anderson, tome
executed on the ? day of September, 1879,
I will sell at public oiitcry at Anderson 0.
H., on Saleday in Mnrcb instant, two acres
of Land, adjoining S. Bleckley, Matilda
Anderson and John Catlett. Terms cash?
purchaser to pay for papers.
F. W. THOMAS.
March 2, 1881 33 *l
Atlantic and French Broad
Valley Railroad.
Belton, S. C, March 1, 1881.
Col. M. P. Tribblc, Treasurer of Anderson
County:
Deau Sib: We, the Directors of the At?
lantic and French Broad Valley Railroad,
authorize j'ou to receive the taxes due said
Road from the taxpayers of the Townships
of Wiiltamston and Belton, without the
penalty, until thelOthof March, inclusive.
B. D. DEAN.
B. C. MARTIN,
H. I. El TING,
E. M. BROWN,
W. C. BROWN.
Directors.
March 3, 1881. 34_1
AT PRIVATE SALE.
WOOOBl RX FARM, containing
1,110 acres, of which liOO acres are
in original forest and about 200 acres fine
bottom land, within one ami a half miles
of Pendleton Village, Anderson County,
S. C. The place is highly improved, with
fine Dwelling House, Barn und all out?
buildings. From the house is a beautiful
view of the Blue Rid^e Mountains. The
Farm is one and a half miles from the Blue
Ridge Railroad and six miles from the Air
Line Railroad. On the place is an ample
supply of labor, under consract for the cur?
rent year. Sixt}' bales cotton, 500 pounds
each, were raised on ninety ncres of land
the past year, and about 2,000 bushels of
corn, besides small grain and other crops.
Apply to ELLISON A. SMYTH,
Assicnee, Charleston, S. C.
March 2. 1881 *V 34_3
Notice to Wort Roads.
Office of the
Boa hd of County Commissioners
of Anderson County.
March 1st, 1881.
SUPERINTENDENTS of Highway Dis?
tricts are hereby required to appoint
an Overseer for each Section of Road in
their Districts, assign them hands and have
the Roads put in good condition before the
first day of April next. Overseers will re?
portall defaulters. The follow ng named
persons have been appointed Superinten?
dents of their respective Highway Districts :
Fork Township?Wm. P. Snefgrovc.
Fendleton?John W. Simpson.
Garvin?J. P. Glenn,
Brushv Creek?Lawrence Mullikin.
Rock "Mills?C. B. Giliner.
Hopewell? L. D. Harris.
Williamston? William Rogers.
Savannah?J. T. C. Jones.
Broadaway?W. A. Geer.
Belton?A. 0. Norris, Jr.
Dark Corner?Elias McGee.
Hall- Thomas C. Jackson.
Martin?L. N. Ciinkscales.
The Commissioners will act as Superin?
tendents of their respective Townships.
By order of the Board.
J. E. BREAZEALE,
Clerk Board Co. Com. A. C.
March 3, 1881 34 3
REDUCED PRICES.
0
CALL OIV
JOHN E. PEOPLES
And get the Celebrated
MERRYMAN GUANO,
475 lbs. Cotton per Ton.
NAVASSA GUANO,
450 lbs. Cotton per Ton.
liassa Coil Fertilizer,
125 lb?". Cotton per Ton.
I still have on hand plenty of the Na
vassa Acid for composting.
Call and see me before purchasing else?
where.
JOHN E. PEOPLES,
Anderson, S. C.
March 3. 1881 34_3m
Savannah Valley R. R. Taxes.
NOTICE is hereby given that the time
for paying the Savannah Valley Kail
road Tux without the penalty has been ex?
tended to the 10th of March next, at which
time the penalty will attach.
THOS. C. LIGON,
Town Treasurer.
Fob 2-1, 1881_33_2
NEW FURNITURE STORE.
WE have CHAIRS, BEDSTEADS. BUREAUS, DRESSING CASES.
SIDEBOARDS; CHAMBER SUITES, PARLOR SUITES, MATTRESSES,
LOUNGES, PICTURES and FRAMES, together with a fine
LOT OF COFFINS and CASKETS.
411 in the JIasouic Hall. Terms Cash, and small profits.
March 2,1881. 34?3m JOHN B. MOORE.
HO! FOR THE
GENTS' FURNISHING HOUSE!
OF
J. B. CLARK * SONS.
OUR great increase in trade the past season has warranted us In buving the LARGEST
and BEST STOCK OF SPRING GOODS we have ever offered to the people of
Anderson and surrounding country. Now, all we ask is for you to call and examine our
Stock, consisting of the finest and best?
BROADCLOTHS and DOE SKINS, FRENCH and ENGLISH DIAGONALS.
We have the largest line of London Suiting and Pant Goods ever brought to
this County. We also carry a full stock of American Woolens as heretofore.
We arc prepared to do < nstom Work in the very latest and best styles, having in
our emplov the best workmen that the country affords." We guarantee satisfaction. Our
motto: ' NO PLEASE, NO TAKE."
We have also a very large stock of READY-HADE CLOTHING, of all sizes
and grailes?from the coinmonestto the finest? Broadcloth and Diagonal, Coats, Vests,
&c. In fact, anything you want in the Ready- Made line.
Our Furnishing Department is simply complete. We ask any one in want of a good
SHIRT to be sure and call on us and get the "Scratch Pocket," which only needs to be
seen in order to be purchased. Also, Gloves of every grade. Silk and Linen Handker?
chiefs, Collars. Cufl.s, Suspenders, Socks in great abundance, Hais?in fact, anything a
gentleman wants, and we do not intend to be undersold. We keep also
Several Kinds of First Class Sewing Machines,
Which we will sell from $23.00 to $35 00, fully warranted. Machine Needles, Oil and
Parts always in stock. Machines of any make repaired at short notice, and charges mod?
erate. Be sure to give ns a call and see our grand display of pretty Goods.
J. B. CLARK & SONS, In Centennial Building.
March 2. 18S1 34
BENSON HOUSE CORNER DRUG STORE!
A Complete supply of Buist's Oarden Seeds,
A Complete supply Johnston, Robins & Co's. Garden Seed.
A Complete supply D. M. Ferry's Garden Seed.
VACCINE VIRUS.
PHYSICIANS' ABSORBENT COTTON for Dremng Woutidr.
HYPERDERMIC SYRINGES, &c. dr.
??t- PRESCRIPTIONS carefully compounded day or night. Mr. SLOAN'S room is
front room over Store, where be can be found at all hours of the night.
Feb 17, 1881 28?ly ORR A SLOAN.
SUPPLIES
AND
FERTILIZERS
AT
SULLIVAN & MATTISON'S
*
Down to the Bottom.
GET THEIK
BONE BLACK FERTILIZERS,
RUSSELL COE'S GUANO AND ACID PHOSPHATE.
{NO CHARLESTON ROCK.)
THE LARGEST STOCK OF
Groceries, Plows and Plows Stocks,
EVER BOUGHT BY US.
See Us, Try Us, and Save Money!
SULLIVAN & MATTISON,
Centennial Building, next to Crayton's.
Feb.10,1881 11
READ THIS !
And See the Wonderful Stock of Special Bar?
gains that are to be offered at
i HAVE received my SPRING STOCK, and every department is now full and
complete. BARGAINS will be offer*d in every line, and a series of actual bar?
gains, by which I mean EXCELLENT QUALITY GOODS, worth double the
prices charged for them.
A House full of Bargains!
From End to End !
From Top to Bottom !
And from A to Z.
The public are assured that I misrepresent no Goods, and do not carry Goods
until they lose their fashion. They must be sold fur what they will bring the
season they are bought.
Don't fai' to visit the Paris Store, where LOW PRICES REIGN.
Thankful for past favors and hope for a continuance of the same.
Jl. lesser,
PARIS STORE
Feb 24. 1881 33
THE WAY TO SUCCEED!
In Getting: a R< ally Good Article of Almost Anything: you
may want at a Reasonable Price is to call on
JL. IB. TOWERS <& CO.
WHO have just received some line New Crop Muscovado Molasses, Ear?
ly Hose. Peerless ami F.arly Goodrich Irish Potatoes, Lan
dreth's and Ferry's Garden Seeds, and a great many exceedingly nice things
that Housekeepers appreciate at this season. All of which they will be huppy to show
you if you will call.
THEY ARE PREPARED TO OFFER INDUCEMENTS IN
FIRST CLASS FERTILIZERS,
AND WILL NOT WORRY YOU, EITHER.
fit- Call at the place where they believe in making?
aUICK SALES AND SMALL PROFITS,
No. 4 Granite Row, Anderson, S.C.
Feb 24. 1831
1000 BUSHELS, 1000 BUSHELS.
One Thousand Bushels of Pure Unmixed
RED RUST PROOF SEED OATS,
FOR SALE EY
REED, MOORHEAD & CO.,
No. 7 Granite Row.
-o
We also keep a Full Line of
Staple Dry Goods, Groceries, &c,
WHICH we offer to the public at the LOWEST CASH PRICES. Give us a call
before purchasing.
REED, MOORHEAD & CO.
No. 7 Granite Row, Anderson, 8. C.
July 29, 1880 3
G. J^. HEED, Agt.,
BEGINNING the Fall of 18S0 has a Programme of interest to the people of this
and adjoining Counties, to which he invites attention.
He will still make Lj ATC Keeping a larger stock than ever, at prices
A SPECIALTY OF nni Wj lower than they can be bought at retail any
where else. He has just received
FIFTY NEW SEWING MACHINES
Of different kinds?will keep an immense stock of them on hand. His machines
are particular favorites with the ladies.
THE CELEBRATED LOUIS COOK BUGGIES
Having become so popular from a thorough test by the people, he will keep a large
stock of them of all styleR, and whoever wants a Buggy or Phaeton will find it to
tbeir interest to call and see his vehicles. A good stock of Harness always on band.
Besides the above he has just received the largest stock of
GENERAL MERCHANDISE
He has bought for years, and has some bargains to show you when you call to see
him. He is determined to sell, by making prices the very lowest in the market, aud
will pay the highest market price for Cotton.
Southeast Corner "Waverly House Building:.
Sept 30,1880_12_
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go
GUNSMITH!
IAM prepared to repair GUNS, PIS?
TOLS. SEWING MACHINES, dec,
at short notice. I have a full >toek of
Gun Material on hand, and guarantee all
work done.
Office in front room over New York Cash
^ E. W. SOUTH.
Feb 17, 1S81_32_3m_
BRICKS!
THE PELZER Manufacturing Company
are prepared to contract for
2,000,000 BRICKS.
To be delivered at their Mill site, Wilson's
Rridge. near Williamson, S. C. Bids and
estimates are invited. The Company re?
serve the right to reject any or all bids.
For lurther particulars address
ELLISON A. SMYTH,
Pres. Pelzer MTg. Co.
Feb 24. 1881_33_2*
Savannah Valley R. R. Taxes.
THE time for the collection of the Taxes
due the Savannah Valley Ruilroad
Companv, without the penalty, has been
extended" until the 10th day of March
next. I will be found at my office at An?
derson C. H. until that day to receive these
Taxes from tliose who have not paid. Af?
ter that date the penalty and cost will at?
tach.
M. P. TRI BULK,
Couutv Treasurer.
Feb 24. 1881 33 I
SAWING NOTICE.
IWILL commence SAWING LUMBER
in u few days.
All persons who want Sawing done will
brim; in their logs at once.
A. H. OS BORN .
Anderson, S. C.
Feb 10,1881 31 4

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