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W. W. KEYS, Local Editor.
March canie in like a lion.
Be careful with fire daring the windy
There was a regular summer thunder and
rain storm on Snnday night.
l"he Council has a force of eight or ten
hands at work opening the new street.
Piercetown postofBce has been rc-estab
? lished with Mr. A. W. Pick ens as post?
The Pelzer Manufacturing Company have
closed a contract for the making of 2,000,000
bricks. This looks like business.
Rev. L. M. Ayer's female school, now in
its second year, has about seventy-five pu?
pils, and the number is still increasing.
Owing to the illness of the mother of
Capt J. W. Daniels, Mr. R. L. Moorhead
has been acting as Clerk of the Court this
A few persons have availed themselves of
the extension of time for paying the S. V.
R R. taxes and settled with the Town Clerk
and County Treasurer. _
Hon. J. J. Hempbill, of Chester, is medal
orator for the Euphemian Literary Society
of Erekine College, Due West, for the ap?
proaching commencement.
Mr. J. Robert Pennel and Miss Nannie
Browne, daughter of the late Dr. Jasper
Browne, were married on the 27th ult., j
Rev. C. V. Barnes officiating.
The County Commissioners in another
column order the-working of the public j
roads by the 1st of April, and appoint road I
overseers for each of the townships. j
The Town authorities have extended the
time for the payment of the town taxes to
the 10th instant, after which time a penalty
of twenty per cent, will be added to all
delinquent amounts.
Mr. Ellison A. Smyth, Assignee, adver-I
tises for sale in another column the "Wood
burn Farm," containing 1,119 acres of val?
uable lands, and lying within one and a j
half miles of Pehdleton. See advertise- I
ment. . '. \
Mr. W. D. Brown has gone North for a j
stock of goods for the Brown Brothers, I
who will begin a general m ercantile busi?
ness in one of the new stores being erected
by B. F. Cray t on & Sons about the 12th or
15th instant
- The farmers are preparing for a big crop
of cotton this year. We have heard of j
none who will plant less than last year,
but of many who will plant considerably I
. more. If we only had the mills to con-1
same what is made.
It will be of interest to sportsmen to know
that the time for killing wild turkeys, doves,
partridges, etc., expires or the 15th instant.
The prohibition extends to the 15th Sep- j
tember, the penalty being a fine of ten dot- I
lars or imprisonment for a term of not less j
'than ten days.
The supply of fertilizers brought to this
market this season is considerably larger
than ever before, and of course the quantity j
used by the farmers will be correspondingly
increased. If there is not a hail, or a drouth,
or something else to destroy the crop next
summer it will all be right.
- The Oconee line fence is 28 miles long, J
and is about completed at a cost of about
$2,200, of which the Air Line Railroad
Company pays $1,400 and Oconee the re j
' main der. The opposition to the stock law
is quieting down, and soon everything will
be working smoothly and pleasantly.
We direct attention to the auvertisemen t
of Maj. John B.Moore, who has jus t opened
a stock of furniture -in the Masonic Hall.
It is the Major's first venture in auy bnsi- j
ness outside of law, and if he does not sue- I
ceed it will not be because he neglects his I
, business. Call and examine his goods and j
Miss Lizzie Williams is in New York pur- j
chasing her stock of spring and summer
goods, which will arrive in ten days or two
weeks. Miss Lizzie possesses superior has- I
iness qualifications, by the judicious and
prudent exercise of which she has Tendered
the "Ladies Store" very popular with the j
fair sex.
Capt. J. M. Kidd, of the Fork, has re- I
cently opened a livery and sale stable in
Hartwell. Ga., which we hope he will find
remunerative. He is another good Caroli- I
nian those Georgians have decoyed across
the Savannah, and now let them show their
appreciation of his worth by a liberal and
generous patronage.
The new bell for the Presbyterian church I
has come and will be put np this week.
It is three feet high, thirty-eight inches
broad, weighs 1.075 pounds?with frame, j
pulleys and yoke 1,550 pounds?tone "A." J
It cost, freight included, $308.30, is warran
ted not to crack for three years, and was
cast by J. Regester <fc Sons, bell founders, j
Baltimore, Md. j
Messrs. J. B. Clark & Sons have laid in {
a large supply of gents' furnishing goods
of even- description, and guarantee satisfac?
tion to all who trade with them. They are
well known to !bf trading public of this
section, and enjoy the reputation for fair
dealing in all matters, which they justly
merit. See their advertisement, and then
give them a call.
Mr. F. T. Wilhite, Mr. John E. Peoples,
Miss Delia Keys, Miss Sallie Bowie, and
Mr. S. Bleck ley and family, all left this
place on Tuesday afternoon for Washing
: ton, D. C, with a view of witnessing the
inauguration of President Garfield, which
will take place to-morrow. From Wash?
ington the party will go in different direc?
tions, but will all be at home by the 10th
Work on the Savannah Valley Railroad
is progressing satisfactorily. The force of
hands has been increased, and the . mount
of earth moved, by each hand is about 15
cubic yards a day. The contractors have
ordered a number of carts, which will ena?
ble them to make more rapid headway.
They are very much encouraged at the re?
sult of their first ten days' work, and are
sanguine of their ability to complete their
Hartwell, Ga., is a nice little town, and
would be a great deal nicer If it v;as not
overrun with goats. When the farmers go
there to trade they have to stand guard
over their dinner-baskets and wagons or
the goats take possession and leave the
farmer to suffer the pangs of hanger and
the remorse of conscience at being cheated
out of bis dinner by as base a brute as a
goat Moreover, the hygiene of the town
is endangered, for it is a recognized fact
that foul atmosphere produces sickness.
Guano is bad enough by itself, but when it
comes to both guano and goats?phew! de?
liver us.
Rev. W. H. 8trickland, Corresponding
Secretary Baptist State Mission Board, re?
ports that during the months of January
and February his collections have been ex?
cellent, considering the weather?for Janu
ary $493.76, for Febrrtary $327.27?total,
$821.04.' During this time he has traveled
2,134 miles, made 61 religious visits, deliv?
ered 21 religious addresses, 29 sermons, and
visited 15 churches. He is greatly encour?
aged in his work, as he says he is welcomed
and given money everywhere he goes. So
far for 1881 Barnwell Association has given
him $286.09, Charleston $170.77, Welsh
Neck $124.38, Saluda ?84.20. Mr. Strick?
land leaves Anderson to-day with his fami?
ly for Darlington, and will spend three or
fonr weeks in the Welsh Neck Association.
* We are indebted to Mr. John H. McGill,
publisher of the Hartwell Sun, for advanced
proof sheets of the account of the terrible
tragedy at that place on Wednesday of last
week, which will be found elsewhere. The
crime was one of the most diabolical, and
the fiendish perpetrator will surely pay
the penalty of death for it. It speaks well
Tor the law-abiding disposition of the peo?
ple of Kart county that they suffered him
to go to jail and await bis trial, and did not
take the law into their own hands and exe?
cute him at once, as would have been done
in most any other community. Mrs. Skel
ton is well known in Anderson, and has
many friends here and in the county who
deeply sympathize with her in this sore
The Circuit Court.
The February term of the Court of Gen?
eral Sessions for Anderson county convened
on last Monday morning at ten o'clock a.
tu., kis Honor Judge J. B. Kershaw presid?
ing, and Mr. Thomas P. Cothran acting as
Solicitor. The .Grand Jury was organized
with thirteen members, Mr. Peter It. Brown
being appointed foreman. His Honor in?
quired if the Solicitor had any bills of in?
dictment to send to the Grand Jury, in
response to which Mr. Cothran handed up
several indictments, and his Honor said:
Mr. Foreman and Gentlemen of the Grand
Jury: At the commencement of your term
of service I should give you some instruc?
tion as to the scope of yonr duty. You
will serve as the grand inquest for your
county during the present year, and will
from term to term receive additional in?
structions from my successors on the Bench,
but I should at this term give you some
general instructions, which may not be re
peated hereafter. I have no special matters
that I deem necessary to brinj? to your at?
tention. The Legislature at its recent ses?
sion enacted some very wholesome laws,
which will probably remove many of the
causes of crimes the commission of which
in our midst tended to bring reproach upon
the fair name of our State. There is no
mutter of special local importance for me to
call to your attention. Your county has
established a name for good order and thrill
that is highly creditable to you. This rep?
utation extends over the State, and perhaps
beyond its limits into other States. You
have enjoyed immunity all along from those
frauds iu your local affairs which have in?
volved other communities so heavily in
debt, thereby imposing upon them very
great burdens. It is, therefore, unnecessary
for me to direct your* attention to any of
these things. Icongratulateyou upon such
a condition of prosperity and upon the law
abiding disposition of the citizens in your
county. As the grand inquest of the county
yon have a general supervision of the ad?
ministration of the laws iu Anderson coun?
ty, and upon the judicious exercise of your
powers will depend in a large measure the
continuation ol the wholesome condition of
affairs to which I have alluded. You should
examine into the manner in which the laws
are executed in your county, and report any
obstruction which tends to prevent justice
or interfere with the public welfare. You
have a.supervision of the police of your
county, of the public officers and the man?
ner in which they discharge their trusts.
You should look into these things, not be?
cause you expect to find anything wrong,
but because this care and precaution on your
part is the best guarantee that errors, unin?
tentional and otherwise, shall not creep into
the administration of your county affairs.
You will examine the public buildings and
suggest any changes or alterations necessary
to promote the public interests. Visit the
jail and see that the prisoners are properly
cared for; that they huve sufficient food and
elothing for their health and comfort?thut
i-, such as is reasonable for their condition
according to the provisions winch the law
bas made for them. I do not mean luxury.
You will also visit, either in a body or by a
committee, the poor house and report as to
the condition of the inmates. This unfor?
tunate class of oar citizens demand public
-pmpathy, and should be supplied by the
county with substantial comforts. In some
counties they have a farm attached to the
poor house, which is run by the labor of
the inmates, and in a considerable degree
pays the expenses of the institution. This
is, I think, the most desirable system where
it is possible, for suitable labor in u moder?
ate degree is proniotive both to the health
and contentment of the inmates, and ren?
ders the burden of the county as light as I
possible. As the Grand Jury, in obedience
to a sound provision of our constitution,
inherited from our British ancestors, it is j
you/ province to investigate and pass upon I
all questions of prosecution to be presented
to tbe Court, except in some small offences'!
coming up from inferior Courts. Any per?
son bas the right to begin a prosecution be?
fore an inferior Court, and the Justice may
send the case up to this Court, but before it
can be investigated here you have to pass
upon the charge so as to say whether there j
is enough in the case to afford sufficient
probability of the truth of the charge made
hy the State to warrant a trial in this Court.
If upon its investigation you are of the
opinion that tue charge is not well founded,
or is too frivolous to occupy the time of the
Court, you will find no bill, and thus ter?
minate the case The witnesses will be
sworn in open Court, und you will call ui.d
examine witnesses in each case until you
obtaiu evidence sufficient to satisfy twelve
men on your panel thut the case should be
brought to trial. If after you huve exam
ed all of the State witnesses twclveof your
number do not agree to a true bill, you
will return no bill.
The first indictment submitted to you by
the State is for resisting an officer. To
make out this charge the State must prove
that the person resisted was an officer of the
peace that the party charged with resisting
uiru knew or had reasonable ground to
know him to be an officer, and that at the
time the offense charged was committed j
the officer resisted was acting in au official
capacity. If you do not find all three of I
these requisites you will find no bill as to
the char.e of resisting an officer. Yon will
also investigate the charge of assault and
batter with intent to kill, and if you come
to the conclusion that the offence was rjiu
mitted under circumstances whicl would j
have made it murder if the party assaulted
hud been killed, you will hod a true bill,
if not you will return no bill. In the case
for riot you will, in order to find a true bill,
have to find the disturbance to have been u J
tumultuous disturbance of the public peace
by three or more persons with the intent to
assist one another in the execution of some
private purpose, and afterwards executing
it in a tumultuous manner to the terror of
the inhabitants, whether the purpose be
luwful or not. The case of grand lurcy will
require thut the goods taken amount to more
than twenty dollars. You. will also exam?
ine the offices of the Clerk of Court, Sheriff
and Probate Judge.
The commissions of the Judge, the Sheriff
and tbe Clerk were then read and spread on
the minutes of the Court, and Mr. R. L.
Moorhead was appointed deputy Clerk.
The case of the State vs. Sloan Williams
for resisting an officer and assault and bat?
tery with intent to to kill, resulted in a
verdict of guilty of resisting an officer.
Mr. T. P. Cothran appeared for the 8tate
and Messrs. Whitfield and Kennedy for the
defence. Sentence 3 months in jail and
$25 fine.
State vs. Seawright, Paul Rutledge and
others, assault and battery with intent to
kill; verdict guilty of an aggravated assault
and battery. Mr. T. P. Cothran represent?
ed the State and Messrs. H. G. Scudday and
D. H. McGill the defence. Sentence, Sea?
wright 4 months in Juil, Paul Rutledge
2 months or 825 fine, Pickens Rutledge
i months or $30 line, sealed sentence as to
The State vs. Abraham Beeks for arson
resulted in a mistrial. The Solicitor repre*
s -ntcd the State and Messrs. II. G. Scud?
day and E. B. Murray the defence.
Tbe Court cf Common Pleas convened on
Wednesday morning and will probably oc*
cupy the greater portion of the next week.
Henry Hill, n Negro Prisoner, Kill? T. V.
SItelton, the Jailor, and Escapes Jail.
From th>: HartueU [Gn.) Sun.
On the night of the 23d ultimo, just
after sunset, Mr. Thomas V. Skelton, the
jailor of Hart County, -.vent into the jail
to feed and water Henry Hill, alias Hen?
ry Turner, colored, who \va3 the only
occupant, and who lias been confined
therein for some months under a charge
of burglary, preferred against him by
the Grand Jury at the last term of Hart
Superior Court. Mr. Skelton had left
his store just about sunset, remarking to
Mr. J. L. Snipes, his copartner, that ho
was going to attend to the prisoner and
go homo early, as his wife was in great
distress, having just heard or the death
of her brother, Mr. N. K. Sullivan, of
Anderson, S. C. Mr. Snipes thought
nothing strange of his not returning to
the store, and Mrs. Skelton, supposing
that her husband was at the store, suf?
fered no great uneasiness. About eight
o'clock at night Mr. Stupes needed a key
which Mr. Skelton had, and sent a note
up to Mr. Skelton's requesting him to
send tho key, when it was ascertained
that Mr. Skelton was not U home. This
caused considerable uneasiness, and after
search bad been made at the various
stores in town, Mr. Dobbins, the clork of
j Mr. Skelton, and others, went to the juil
and found the outer door open. They
entered and ascended the stairway to the
inner door, which opens into the hall
fronting the cells. They found that open,
und just inside the hall door lay the dead
body of poor Tom Skelton, his head hor?
ribly and cruelly mangled, and Henry
gone. Next morning Mr. Allan McGee,
the Coroner, summoned an inquest, and
after hearing the evidence the jury ren?
dered a verdict, tiiat Thomas V. Skelton
was murdered by Henry Hill, alias Hen?
ry Turner, and recommended that the
Governor offer a reward of fivo hundred
dollars for his apprehension. The man?
ner in which, the prisoner succeeded in
accomplishing his hellish scheme seems
to have been as follows : During last fall
ho attempted to make his escape by burn?
ing the jail, but was detected before be !
succeeded. Alter this he was put in an?
other cell and chained until a short time
ago, be got to limping a,id complaining
so much that Mr. Skelton, through his
kindness of heart, removed the chains
from ids limbs, but still kept him con?
fined in the cell. The chain was left in
the cell fastened to the tioor, which Hen?
ry succeeded in breaking off, the portion
of the chain link where it was broken
being left us sharp as a dull pocket knife.
There is a ^ma-J wicket or trap-door in
the cell largo t nough lor an ordinary man
to squeeze through, which is used for
passing food, water, Ac, into the cell
without opening the door (both the
wicket and cell door are made of large
iron burs). The wicket is fastened by a
strong lock to a large bolt staple driven
ten inches into the huge side timbers of
the door. With the piece of chain he
went to work, and by degrees tediously
cut out the wood across the inner framing
of the cell door so that he could drive out
the large staple, lock and all, that con?
fined the wicket. As his work pro- '
gressed he would fill the trench with
cotton and carefully smooth it over with
the lime that had been put in his cell for
disinfecting purposes so there would be
no danger of being detected, hiding his
work from the outside of tue cell. Hav?
ing cut around the staple sufficiently, he
pushed it out and that enabled him to
crawl out of the ceil into the hallway in
front of the cells through the trap-door.
He was then in position to plan fully his
purpose. He armed himself with pieces
of plank torn from his bunk, end from
the appearance of the surroundings it is
likely that he took his position in the
corner of the hall between the door enter?
ing the hall and the door of the cell, the
one he occupied being the first one on the
right as you enter, and quietly awaited
the approach of his victim. Mr. Skelton
unlocked the hull door, and, with a
bucket of .water in his band, entered to
approach the cell door, and doubtless as
he took bis tirsD step into the hall re?
ceived the merciless blow of the concealed
assassin, who, throttling him with his
left hand, dealt the blows with his right.
There were marks on the murdered man's
neck as if he had been choked, and ten
distinct gashes on Iiis head, which was
crushed most fearfully, and indications
showed that while Mr. Skelton was par?
tially stunned by the first blow, he had
not met his death without a desperate
struggle, but he could not cope with tue
infuriated negro, who has immense
strength. And there the poor man lay in
death with his face resting in a large pool
of clotted gore. Tho staple that had been
forced out to enable the prisoner to open
the trap-door had been carefully pushed
back, and no sort of caution or prudence
could have enabled Mr. Skelton to detect
the terrible preparations of the assassin.
If he had takeu the precaution to have
peeped through the bars of the hall door
I he would have seen the cell door fastened
just as it usually was, and the form of
I the crouching murderer in the corner
could not possibly he observed from the
outside of the hull door. And thus with?
out any means of suspicion the poor
murdered man went right into the vil?
lain's horrible clutches und violently
perished by his muirderous hands.
Henry Hill, alias Henry Turner, is a no?
toriously desperate character. For the
lust few years he has been addicted to
gambling and stealing. In 1876 he was
confined in the Hartwell jail under a
charge of larceny, ami, in company with
Dan Bun i ms, succeeded in escaping there?
from. At the last September term of
Hurt Superior Court the Grand Jury
found a true bill against him for burglary,
and under that charge he has been con?
fined in jail since. A short time after
said term, during the early part of last
November, he again attempted to escape
jail by burning out, but was detected.
He is "about six feet two or three inches
high, dark ginger-cake color, pock?
marked, about 45 years old, quick
spoken, walks erect, lias double thumbs,
and is rather raw-boned. The citizens oi
? the town and community are terribly
shocked at the murder.
Mr. Thomas V. Skelton, the unsuspecting
jailor who was mangled to death by this
desperate scoundrel, was one of our best
citizens. He was a noble, generous, up?
right, Christian gentleman, and faithful?
ly discharged his duties in ull the posi?
tions of life.. He was 29 years of ngp.
His death is a great loss to our commu?
nity. He wa? married twice, and by his
first wife leaves a liitle girl about 10years
ol ago. About thrco years ago he mar?
ried Miss Saidee Sullivun, an estimable
lady and devoted wife, to whom the blow
is rendered still more overwhelming, be?
cause sho had just received news of the
death of a brother, which occurred a da.,
or two before. His funeral was preached
at the Baptist Church on Friday morning
by Rev. L. W. Stephens to a large assem?
bly of people, and bis remains deposited
in the Hartwell cemetery, the Knights of
Honor, of which Order ho was a worthy
member, acting as pall bearers. He was
also a Master Mason in good standing.
The Murderer Arrested and In Hartwell
As soon as possible after the commis?
sion of tho terrible crime abovo de?
scribed, the citizens of Hartwell and
vicinity organized themselves into small
squads and scoured tho whole country
for miles around for several days, but
their searching wus in vain, and the pur?
suit had about been abandoned with Sat?
urday's work. On Sunday, however,
Hill was captured near Bowman's. Elbert
Count}', Ga., by two gentlemen, Messrs.
Seymour and Cokcr, who found hlni
roasting potatoes in tho woods hear where
they had been working. Thoy had no
weapons, us tb?y were not in search of
him, and ho gave up without the least re?
sistance. Ho was at once taken to tho
Hartwell Jail, where ho was made secure
and where he is now awaiting his trial.
A splendid lot of Louis Cook vehicles of
all slyles just received. Also a good stuck
of Sewing Machines. Have how almost
all kinds of Machines at lowest prices.
C. A. REED, Agt.
To the Delmqneul Tax Payers of Uic
Savannah Valley Huiiroad.
You will see from the advertisements of
the Town and County Treasurers of last
week tjiat the penalty on the Savannah
Valley Railroad Tax has been postponed to
the 10th of March next. This has been
done at the instance of the Directors of the
Company, in the hope that you would, on
second thought, come forward and pay this
tax without further delay. They have read
with regret the advertisement that appeared
two or three weeks ago urging you not only
to refuse to pay the tax, but to combine and
resist its collection at the expense of a law
suit. 1 his is one reason why they have de
sired this further extension of time in
which to pay, and, in their judgment, jus*
tities this counter appeal on their part.
They hesitate not to say that they will dep?
recate a law suit as a misfortune?not that
they have any reason to doubt the result?
but because litigation will certainly engen?
der bitterness of feeling and absorb a por?
tion of the Company's means, when they
very much prefer to have the good will and
support of the entire community in further?
ing the enterprise, and need all of their
means to apply to the grading of the road.
While they will not shrink from the con?
test, if forced upon them, and while their
means are amply sufficient to conduct it to
the end. they huve no money to spend vol?
untarily in this way; and they ask you to
pause and reflect whether you will not
probably be adding the expense of u vexa?
tious litigation to the tax itself and the
penalty. There is but one class that always
profit by litigation, while one or the other
of the parties litigants is sure to lose.
If you resort to a law suit, and your liti?
gation should prove successful ami the en?
terprise be thereby defeated, are you sure
that you would be ultimately the gainers
by it? Our community is prosperous, and
its trade yearly increasing. For facilities of
tiansportatiou it is entirely dependent upon
a single railroad corporation. By the inex?
orable laws of trade you who produce the
cotton and consume the goods pay the cost
of transportation. A lew years ago you
felt this to be so burdensome that you re?
sorted to the neighboring market of Green?
ville to sell your cotton and buy your goods.
If the rates are easier now, what guarantee
have you that they will remain so? What
guarantee can you have so certain as thut
of successful competition? Our rural pop?
ulation in especially interested in this view
of the mutter, for they pay for transporta?
tion as well on their cotton as on the goods
they consume.
A divided people cannot expect to join
in the march of public improvements.
They will soon be outstripped and left be
nind by other more enterprsing communi?
ties, and to stand still in this age of pro?
gress is really to go backwards. Anderson
was once thought to be the key to unlock
the granaries of the West, and to distribute
their products Southwardly and Eastward
ly, und to be on tbe highway from the
North to theSouth. 13u t she has failed so far
to realize her destiny. A few years ago she
was offered the opportunity of purchasing
the Blue Ridge Railroad, with its magnifi?
cent promises for the future and its present
utility in connecting us with the Air Line
Railroad; but our people were nut agreed
upon it, und the opportunity was lost. The
original corporators of the Air Line Road
were citizens of our Town and County ;
they unguardedly transferred the charier to
strangers, and that Road was lost to us.
Now it is possible to recover our lost posi?
tion. A short und easily gruded road from
here to Eusley's Stution, for which we have
a charter, will place us practically on the
Air Line Roud. There is a constantly in?
creasing probability of the completion of
the old Blue Kidge in the near future.
Northern capitalists, it is said, are seeking
to get control of the charter with this view ;
and the projection of the Savannah Valley
Railroad, with its greatly shortened distance
to the sea coast, is mentioned as one of the
advantages of this route. As originally
conceived, this Road was an offshoot of tbe
old Blue Ridge, and tiiere is no doubt thut
its revival will give a greater impetus to the
building of the Blue Ridge Railroad.
But what sort of u spectacle shall we
present to those whose eyes are turned upon
our route if we quarrel among ourselves
about tbe small pittance of taxes voted to
grade the Road, und embark iu a litigation
over the matter that must retard the enter?
prise and involved a waste of a part of our
small means. This tax is not a heavy one.
It creates no debt, and has been paid by a
large majority of the taxpayers, and is after
all but a general contribution of all our
people, according to the means of euch one,
to build a public improvement, in which all
are alike interested. In a community like
ours, where none can contribute very much,
this method at least has the advantage of
distributing the burden equally; and it is
not right or just thut a few of the most en?
terprising should bear the expense, when
all are to share the benefits.
A contract to grade twenty miles of the
Road has been entered into upon the most
favorable terms. It is thought that at least
twenty miles more can be let upon terms
equally favorable. This would insure the
grading of the entire distance for the
amount of the taxes.
In Abbeville County not only has the tax
been promptly paid, but one of the town?
ships not tuxed under the charter has vol?
untarily subscribed $5,000, and secured it in
a manner acceptable to the Company.
Some of the citizens of that county resisted
the payment of the tax levied for the Green?
wood & Augusta Railroad, ami appealed to
the law, but their resistance was unsuccess?
For these reasons, so briefly touched
upon, let us hope hat you, who have not
yet paid this tax, will do so ut once, and
place the Company in a position to vigor?
ously prosecute the work with their whole
B. F. Whitner,
W. VV. Humphreys,
J. W. Norkis,
Executive Committee.
Anderson, S, C, March 1, 1881.
Notes from Townvtlle.
On the afternoon of the 28th of January
the young men of our town and vicinity
had a tournament, iu which nine gallant
knights contended for the prize. The un?
derstanding was that the most successful
knight was to receive a purse, and the sec?
ond, third and fourth in point of success
should have the privilege of crowning a
Queen and Maids of Honor. This is one
instance in which the lucky man proved to
be most unlucky, for what is a small purse
to such a great privilege? Mr. Samuel
Fant was the unlucky man, as will be seen
from the following result:
Samuel Fant, 9 rings; Thad. Gaincs, 7;
J. G. Cox, 6; Charlie Stewart, 5; James
Zachary, 4 ; J. L. Farmer, 4; F. G. Brown,
4; W. P. Snelgrove, 2; John Burns, 1.
It will be seen from the above that
Messrs. Thadius Gaines, J. G. CuX and
Charlie Stewart merited the distinction,
and it was announced that the coronation
would take place some time that night.
It had been announced several weeks pre?
vious that the ladies expected to give a hot
supper for the benefit of the Academy, and
that a ball would be given to the young peo?
ple that night. Accordingly at nightfall
people were coming from every direction
with bright anticipations. The coronation
tiok place at 8 o'clock. Mr. Thadius
Gaines crowned Miss Lizzie Cromcr as
Queen ; Mr. Cox crowned Miss Nettie Pin
kind as First Maid of Honor; and Mr.
Stewart crowned Miss Ada Brownlce as
Second Muid of Honor. The hot supper
was quite a success, realizing about $70.
This speaks well for Mrs. S. J. Gaines and
the ladies who assisted her.
The location of Townville is high and
healthy, the population moral and correct,
the temptations to vice arc few compared
with those that exist in most small towns,
and her citizens are determined to establish
an institution of high grade for boys and
girls. May success crown their efforts.
Mr. N. W. McAulay is Principal of the
Academy, and has a flourishing school of
some sixty scholars. The citizens of the
community arc highly pleased With his
instruction and training of the young. ?
The McSmith M.nle HoQue the only Au>
thorlz.ul Af-enta for the Chlckerlng PI?
This is to certify that the proprietors of
the McSmith Music House are our sole
agents for the sale of our Piano Fortes in
Greenville, S. C, atitl Its vicinity. We
have no bu-iiness connection with Messrs.
W Hiatus and Rnt'cd.-c, and they are not
authorized by us to sell our manufacture.
(?utcKESino & Sons.
Boston Feb. 1, 1881.
February Term, 1881.
State of South Carolina,
County of Anderson.
To His Honor J. Ii. Kershaw, Presiding
Tho Grand Jury would herewith re?
spectfully submit their Presentment?
We congratulate the County upon the
prosperity in . temporal matters with
which we are blessed, and the small
amount of crime committed in propor?
tion to our population.
We have visited the various public offi?
ces of the County, nnd find them all
neatly and well kept.
We also sent a committee to the Poor
House, and found the inmates well eared
for, but we recommend some repairs to
tho buildings, and morn suitabie build?
ings than those with which they are now
provided. We find the Poor House in
need of milch cows, and recommend that
the cattle now there be exchanged for
better ones.
We find that tho county is in debt to
various county officers "for money ad?
vanced by them, nnd we think that this
can be remedied by the collection by tue
Treasurer of the late liquor tax levied
by the Legislature for the current expen?
ses of the several counties. We are also
informed that liquor has been sold in the
county contrary to this law, and we ur?
gently call the attention of tho proper
officers to this matter
Com pi ai u t has been made to us that Den?
nis Hardy, colored, and Bon Strickland
are selling liquor in Hall township with?
out license, and that William Banister and
Dave McClellan are witnesses thereto;
and we hereby present them for such ac?
tion by the Court as may seem proper
to it.
We present also Solicitor Spear and
Fannie Rice for adultery, and that Peter
Hardy, Mary Brownlee, Clarinda Spear,
Eugenia Harrison, Eady Cummings,
Hepsy Harrison, Jasper Rice and Harriet
Adams are material witnesses.
We recommend that the roads be better
attended to by the proper authorities and
that sign-boards be put up at the princi?
pal road forks and crossings.
We report that (he county is infested
with.itinerant peddlers who sell without
license, and we recommend that the
Clerk publish such names as have been
granted licenses, and that those peddling
without license bo locked after by the
proper officers.
Thanking your Honor and the officers
of the Court ibr courtesies shown,
Respectfully submitted,
Peter R. Brown, Foreman.
Anderson, S. C, Marek 1, 1881.
A delicate child is more subject to worms
than a healthy one, as in the economy of
nature, one animal is made to subsist upon
another, and the weaker goes down. At
the first indication of worms administer
Shriner's Indian Vermifuge, the infallible
remedy. _
When you notice cholera in your bogs
and chickens, jiivethem Schoenfield's Stock
Feed freely, and they will recover. It is
best, however, to commence the use of the
Stock Feed a little ahead of the cholera sea
8on, which will prevent them from taking
the disease.
Quitman, Ga., April 13, 1878.
For the benefit of all those wiio are in?
terested in raising fowls. I take pleasure in
recommending Shoenlield's Medicated Stock
Feed. I had several chickens with cholera,
and by the use of tins wonderful article,
given according^to directions, ail of them
got well, andere now in a healthy condi?
tion. Wm. Tknnille.
I fullv concur in the above, S. T. Price.
So'd by Wilhite & Wilhite, Anderson,
S. C. 28-lm
"Broken Arrow," Russell Co., Ala.,
August 1, 1870.
Dr. C. J. Moffett? Dear Sir?I, for years,
used your Teethina (Teething Powders)
with my own children and nn my planta?
tion, when I owned negroes. They relieved
and prevented much suffering and sickness
among the children, and besides saving
many lives, saved me much anxiety, and
many hundred dollars in doctor's bills. /
can, with confidence, recommend them as the
surest and best medicine I ever used for Teeth?
ing Children and the Bowel Disorders of our
Southern Country.
Yours truly, Rodt. Flovrnoy.
For sale by Wilhite & Wilhite. 32 1 m
If Sidney Smith, whose genial nature was
a well spring of pleasure to his friends, had
suffered with on inactive liver be would
have used Portaline, or Tabler'a Vegetable
Liver Powder. Price 50c. White's Cream
White Vermifuge is the best worm killer.
For sale by Wilhite & Wilhite, Drug?
gists, Anderson, S. C.
Rev. Dr. J. IT. T)evotic says: "I have
been relieved by it of a severe attack of
The following short letter from Dr. J. D.
Mitchell, a member of the Georgia Legisla?
ture, is a very strong endorsement:
item*. Hutchison & Bro.: I have used
your "Neuralgine" and rind it all you claim,
u ?.peeifie for neuralgia and headache.
J. D. Mitchell, M. D.
Hunt. Rankin & Lamab,
Wholesale Agents. Atlanta. Ga.
For sale by Simpson, Reid & Co. 32-lra.
Cow Grove. S. C. Feb. 16, 1880.
This is to certify that I have used Hill's
Hepatic Panacea, and thoroughly tested
its action, and find it all ho claims?a good
liver medicine. It also relieves indigestion.
W. A. Sanders. M. D.
Price 50 cents per bottle. For sale by
Wilhite & Wilhite, Anderson, 8. C. 32-lra
A Cough, Cold or Sore Throat should be
stopped. Neglect frequently results in an
Incurable Lung Disease or Consumption.
Brown's Bronchial Troches arc certain to give
relief in Asthma, Bronchitis, Coughs. Catarrh,
Consumptive and Throat Diseases. For thirty
years the Troches have been recommended
by physicians, and always give perfect sat?
isfaction. They are not new or untried, but
having been tested by wide and constant
use for nearly an entire generation, they
have attained well-me: it cd rank arnone the
few staple remedies of the age. Public
Speakersand Singers use them to clear and
strengthen the Voice. Sold at twenty-five
cents a box everywhere. 15-ly
It is Found at Last! Something New
Under the Sun.?A new era is dawning
upon woman. Hitherto she has been called
upon to suffer the ills of mankind and her
own besides. The frequent and distressing
irregularities peculiar to her sex have long
been to her the "direful spring of woes un?
numbered." In the mansion of the rich
and hovel of poverty alike woman has been
the constant yet patient victim of a thou?
sand ills unknown to man?and without a
remedy. '"Oh Lord, how long!" in the
agony of her soul, bath she cried. But
now the hour of her redemption is come.
She will suffer no more, for Brtdtield's
Female Regulator, "Woman's Best Friend,"
is prepared only by Dr. J. Bradfield, At?
lanta, Ga., and sold at $1.50 per bottle by
Wilhite & Wilhite, and Simpson, Reid &
Co., Anderson, S. C.
Oft in the stilly night the sufferer with
piles wondered where he could obtain relief
until he sought and found it in Tabler's
Buckeye Pile Ointment, certainly the best
remedy for piles. Price 50c. White's
Cream White Vermifuge is the best worm
killer. For sale by Wilhite & Wilhite,
Druggists, Anderson.
Kauquitn Indian Worm Pellets are pur?
gative within themselves, and need not be
followed with castor oil or salts, being su?
perior in that respect to any worm confec?
tion ever offered. Price, 10 and 25 cents
per box. For sale by Dr. T. A. Hudgens,
Honea Path, Traynham <t Dial. Laurens
ville, Simpson, Reid & Co.and Wilhite &
Wilhite, Anderson. 2
Mothers ! Mothers 1 ! Mothers !! f?
Are y.mi disturbed at night and broken of
your rest by a sick child suffering and cry?
ing with the excruciating pain of cutting
teeth ! If so, go at once and get a buttle of
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup. It will
relieve the poor little sufferer immediately
?depend upon it; there is no mistake about
it. There is not a mother on earth who has
ever used it, who will not tell you nt once
that it will regulate the bowels, and give
rest to the mother, and relief and health to
the child, operating like magic. It is per?
fectly safe to use in all cases, and pleasant
to the taste, and is the prescription of one
of the oldest and best female physicians
and nurses in the United States. Sold
everywhere. 25 cents a bottle. 15-ly
The undersigned respectfully announce
to their friends and customers that they
have moved to
No. 2 Benson House,
Next door South of their old Stand, where
they will sell DRUGS at the lowest possible
figures. Seeing is believing. Give us a
Jan 13 1881 27
WE HAVE ON HAND a Car Load of BUGGIES-Top. no Top and Double Seat?
from the Globe Carriage Works, Cincinnati, 0., which we will sell for LESS
MONEY than anybody. Everv Buggy warranted.
Another car load of ST. LOUIS "EXCELSIOR" WHEELER'S PATENT?the only
wagon wirb eight bearing! sold in this market. BETTER THAN ANY?CHEAPER
PLOWS and PLOW STOCKS?We sell "OLIVER CHILI/'?the only Plow
that will turn any land. Farmer's Friend, $3.50. Universal Iron foot, $2.00. ?
FIELD SEEDS?Clover, Red Top and Orchard Grass.
Your every want shall be supplied, at PRICES WAY DOWN.
. Wc have CONSIGNMENTS OF CASH TO LOAN. Will be pleased to accommo?
date all who want to borrow.
Doc 16. 1880 _16_1v_
Soluble Pacific and Anchor Brand Guano.
'?You turn your head, you hold back strong,
But no use fussiu', Stono's gwine along."
III AVE on hand a large stock of ACID and GUANO of the above Standard Brands.
Special Inducements offered to parties wanting; it by the Car
Loud. Liberal terms offered for Cash, Cotton Option or Currency. See me before
making any trade on Fertilizers. My office in the front entrance to "Centennial Build?
Jan 20, 1881 21 6m
New Crop New Orleans MOLASSES, Just Received!
ONE -THOUSAND Packages of Fish, in Borrels, Quarter Barrels, Drums, Kits and Cana
^y^E have just received an IMMENSE STOCK OF FRESH GOODS, such as?
Staple Dry Goods,
Family and Fancy Groceries,
Boots, Shoes, Hats, Caps, !
Hardware, Crockery, &c.
Which wc will offer at the LOWEST LIVING PRICES for Cash, Cotton or Barter.
Wc have in store a large lot of BAGGING and TIES, which we will sell at Bot?
tom prices.
Our supply of Tobacco will bo kept up to the full standard, and we defy competition
in prices.
Sept 9, 1880
J. R. FANT & CO.
The Popular and Leading Dealers in
OUR Mr. ROSE has left for the Northern
Markets to select an unusually large stock of
We shall make a specialty of FINE DRESS
GOODS, Ladies' and Gentlcmens' fine HAND
SEWED SHOES, and Hammerslough's un?
equalled CLOTHING.
Feb 17,1881
cash cotton buyers
Agents for the Sale of
Georgia Grange Ammoniatcd Bone,
Georgia Grange Fertilizer, Empite Guano,
Monarch Guano, Wagener Ammoriated Bone,
Wagener's Fertilizer, VVagcner's Acid.
Danl. Pratt Gin Co's Revolving Head Gins,
Feeders and Condensers.
InsLirance Department.
Feb 17, 1881 29 * 3m
r. s. hill * co.
HAVE just received a large lot of all kinds of CHOICE GOODS usually kept in
a General Mercantile Store. We make a specialty of Good Goods, and only
wish a trial to convince the people of the fact.
"Crescent Bone Fertilizer1' and Acid Phosphate,
Which is second to none, and are also Agents for other STANDARD FERTILIZERS,
and would respectfully a^k the Farmers to examine our analysis and prices before
making their purchases.
r. s. hill & co.
Jan 13. lHfll_
HAVE on hand a large lot of FLOUR, fresh from the Mills, bought low, and thev
intend to SELL IT LOW.
RIO COFFEE, the very best grades, always on hand. We will here say to all of
our customers and the public'that we intend to pay special attention to buying the very
best grades R'to Coffee.
New Orleans Molasses, new crop,
Steel Plows, Single and Double-foot Plow Stocks.
;?S2- We want everybody to come and *ee our Goods and prices. With thanks for
past patronage, we remain, Respectfully.
j. p. sullivan & co.
Jan 13, lfWl
Cunningham & Co.,
Ajrcncy for
Dixie Plows, Points, Shovels, and Sweeps,
Builders' and Mechanics' Hardware,
Ivory and Rubber Table Knives,
Plated Knives, Forks and Spoons,
Bolts, Nuts, Washers, Rivets,
Bellows, Anvils, Vises, Hammers,
Shoe Findings and Leather,
Nails, Files, and Chisels.
Jan 13, 1881 13
miss lizzie williams
Offers for the next Sixty Days
In order to make room for a Large Spring Stock.
We arc dct?rmined NOT TO RE UNDERSOLD. Please call in, and be convinced
that you can get the REST RARGAINS at ti e
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