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K. B. MURRAY, Editor.
THURSDAY, NOV. 19, 1885. TERMS: ONE YEAH._-, ~~~~~~~-81.50. SIX MONTHS.- .- 7So. Two Dollars If not paid In advance. The case of the parties accused of killing Culbreatb, in Edgefield, was called last, on last Friday, and the in? dictment, which covered fifty-six pages, was read. The accused claimed three days in which to plead, and Wednesday, the 18th inst., wa3 fixed as the day for them to auswer. It is not known wheth? er the trial will be proceeded with, or the case be continued. A dispatch from Fargo, Minn., to the Free Press, says that Senator Mahone, of Virginia, is to settle permanently in the Red River Valley. This, if true, will be good news to Virginia. We thought ?the result of the Virginia election would move Mahone, but we must con? fess he gets out better than we expected he would, for we thought he had gone up Salt River. The city of Galveston, Texas, was visited on the morning of Friday, the 13th inst., with one of the most destruc? tive fires of modern times. It originated at 1.40 a. m., and soon passed ont of control, sweeping a space of seven blocks wide by one mile long. The loss is vari? ously estimated at from, two to four million dollars. Many families escaped in their night clothes, without saving anything, and great distress prevails among' the losers. Contributions have been liberally sent- forward from the various cities of the Union, and all the assistance possible is being rendered vihose in need. An exchange says: "There are pre? dictions that the Democrats will intro? duce into the Honse of Representatives a bill to repeal the Civil Service Act, : and that tho Seuate and the President | will resist it, thus .bringing on a fine squabble." The Democratic party has besn lead into a great many foolish con? flicts in the past, but has never yet done anything so foolish as- to engage in the / contest which is predicted in this state? ment It would be assured defeat in ad? vance of the contest, and a defeat which would greatly weaken the party before the people of the country. The best way to handle the Civil Service question is to let it alone, and put a Democrat in ft every office in the government as soon as possible, with as little parade on the sub? ject as possible. , The English government crowned its wrongs towards the French Canadians on -last Monday, by the hanging of Kiel, , tije.ieader of .the half-breed insurrectioa .' iats in the West last Summer. Tbe in? surrectionists fought for the redress of grievances which the English govern? ment failed repeatedly to recognize, until the attention of the world was called to the wrong by the insurrection, and then the wrongs were redressed, showing that the insurrection was waged in a good . cause. The hanging of Biel was a . cowardly act of despotic power on the part of the Government. Even the jury which convicted him of high treason re? commended him to mercy, and yet the brutish vengeance of a tyranical Gover? nor-General of Canada ignored this re? commendation,'and executed the leader of a brave contest for the acknowledged rights of his fellow citizens. Sir John McDonald, the Governor-General, de? serves to be held in scorn and derision for this outrage upon human justice. The most intense hatred to the Govern? ment has been engendered by this petty tyranny, and it may lead to much trouble to the Government. ?-? Visitors to the State Fair last week speak in enthusiastic terms of the merit of the exhibition in all departments, claiming that it excelled all former ex? hibits of the Society, and that the at? tendance was decidedly larger than it has ever been before. They are, how? ever, equally as unanimous and unquali? fied in their hearty condemnation of the . .swindling gamblers who were permitted tb ply their business under licenses from the Society upon tbe grounds. It is, however, due to the Society to say that they condemned the granting of licenses to these parties, and the President ex? plained that they had been granted .under a misrepresentation as to their character. The parties were finally ar? rested and carried before the Mayor and fined forty dollars each for gambling. This, however, was not a punishment sufficient to deter these men from their business, and we think more certain pro? tection should be afforded the public against such future swindles. This can be amply done by making the appropri? ation from the State, conditioned upon the Society keeping the grouuds clear of such concerns, and we hope the Legisla? ture will so protect the public. The State Fair is a valuable institution to the State, and we rejoice to see its con tinned prosperity, by which the spirit of successful entet prise is diffused all over the State. The former officers of the | Society received a fitting compliment by a unanimous re-election. Tbe trial of Dr. Bellinger, for the killing of Stephney Riley in Charleston, resulted last week in a mistrial, the jury standing at first eight for acquittal to four for a verdict of manslaughter, and finally eleven for acquittal to one for manslaughter. The testimony of Dr. Bellinger, and perhaps two other wit? nesses, was to the effect that the deceased was advancing on the Doctor with a knife in his hand when he was shot, while six or seven of the State's witnes? ses indicated that Dr. Bellinger shot without justifiable reason for doing so. The trial of this case has been watched with more than ordinary interested in the State, and we must say that the testimony for the prosecution falls very far short of racking the strong case which the prelim? inary, reports made out. We do not wish to ? be. unjust to Dr. Bellinger, and at the same time we cannot forbear to express our loss to understand this remarkable case. It was given to the public that Dr. Bellinger had said that he would rather die than tell the true reason for which he shot Biley, and yet the reason he gave on the stand, if true, was abun? dantly sufficient for his justification. He is a man of high character, and a majority of the jury believed his state ment, and yet there is an air of improb? ability in it which no doubt lead to the mistrial in the case. It is one of those perplexing cases which the Court? have to dispose of, and with which outsiders are happy in having no connection. Dr. Bellinger was admitted to bail in tbe sum j of five thousand dollars. The Grand Jury in Barn well made the following reference to tbe prohibition question, which has been agitating that County for some time past: The witnesses in the liquor cases failed to give evidence sufficient to sustain the prosecution in any case. There was no doubt of the wide and flagrant violation of the prohibition law. Men who would not have been allowed under the old law to engage in the liquor traffic, on account of their lack of responsibility, are now selling it and injuring the young men of the country. There is a widespread belief that tbe law is not sustained by public opinion, and it is hoped lhat the representatives will be guided by the public wish. Tbe Grand Jurors believe that the time has come for the repeal of the prohibition law, and recommend bigu license, strict regulations, and that three-fourths of all sums received from liquor licenses be appropriated to school purposes. The prohibition law was passed for Bam well after an informal \ had been held, in which, if we rememt correctly, less than one-third of the voting popula? tion of the County went to the polls, and the result goes to show that the position we take in this matter is the correct one. No law should be enacted in a democratic government that public opinion does not sustain. It is belter to have license than to attempt prohibition against the peo? ple; but where the majority are in favor of prohibition, they should have the law. Hence, we think in all such cases an election should be ordered, and the matter left with the people. If a major? ity favor it in Anderson County, we have no fear that the law will not be enforced. In Barnwell County it might be well to submit the question of repeal to an olection also. The majority has tbe right to rule in this country. Out of Kansas Over the Mountains. Me. Editor: At St. Louis and Kansas City I ran upon a considerable number of home-seekers who were making their way to the South slopes of the Boston and Ozark Mountains, which is about the same altitude, latitude and climate of Western S. C, and lies in Southwestern and Northwest Arkansas. Now, there is no State in the Union that has a harder name than Arkansas, and there is lots of truth in the sayings, - so far as sickness is concerned. There is a large territory, in the swamps along Lower White and Arkansas Bivers, and in fact, most of the low swampy sections, that is undoubtedly very sickly. I am sure a square township of their best lands would not induce the writer to live in this sec? tion ; but higher up, in White and Jack? son Counties, where the rich bottoms of White River join the rich foot-hills of the mountains, is, I know, the finest and most desirable new country I ever saw for an industrious farmer or stock-raiser. Fruit of all sorts, small and large, seem to be in their natural clime, and quite a business is done over the Iron Mountain Road to St. Louis in this Hoe alone.? Steamboats run. along White River from 11 to 5 miles from the railroad. At the foot-hills of the mountains there is a quantity of game?there is plenty of deer, turkey, squirrels, large rabbits, a few bear and panther, beaver, otter,. and ducks without limit. The beautiful, clear streams of water, up near the hills, are filled with the finest fish, and very large ones. Cattle, hogs and horses live iu the range on the hills and bottoms, both Winter and Summer, without feed? ing them, but of course would do much better if fed in Winter, (I think). There is plenty of good water on every side, and the finest timber I have seen any? where. I saw on the sides of the rail? road, where the timber was removed, plenty of blue grass taking hold. Any crops that grow in Western S. C. grow on this rich soil to perfection, and the yield is astonishingly large for the sports? man and farmer. I know of no new country that has such inducements; lands are worth from $3 to $8 per acre, and there is splendid transportation. Keutuckians say this is a new Kentucky, and I believe it; and I guess if my bones are not covered with Western S. 0. soil they will rest somewhere in Northwestern "Arkansaw." . J. C. S. OUB WASHINGTON LETTER. [From our Resident Correspondent.] Washington, D. C, Nov. 14,1885. As predicted in these letters some time since the changes in the offices have been more numerous this month than in any other one month since the change of Administration. There are but very few I old and familiar faces in the high posi | tions in the Treasury Department. The I weeding-out process is still going on, and now the changes are being made in the i lower grades. Tbe changes are few, looked at through daily glasses, but when summed up at the end of the month a j respectable showing is made. It is ex* I pected that tbe number will be greater ! still after the first Monday in December, I when Congress meets. There are many palpitating hearts in manly and womanly breasts, and the month of December is dreaded. The President is busily engaged in writing his message, and thinks that one of the best things he has done since he has been in office was issuing tbe order cutting off office seekers from interviews. He now finds time to go over the reports of his Cabinet officers and to write on his message. In tbe message he will discuss the silver question very thorough? ly and set forth strong reasons why the Bland silver bill should be repealed. The tariff question will enter largely into the reorganization of the new House, and is already being animatedly dis? cussed by members in the city. Randall is determined to make a stubborn fight against depriving the Appropriation Committee of any of the powers it has heretofore enjoyed, and he will be sup? ported by many of the Republicans. } The fight this year will be over the for mation and powers of the Committee j instead of directly on the Speakership. The telephone controversy has con BUmed most of the time of Secretary Lamar this week. Numerous affidavits have been read tending to show that Pro? fessor Pickering of Harvard and Pro? fessor Vanderweyed invented in 1868 and 1869 instruments for transmitting sound by electricity, thus antedating Bell's invention. Muccci, the Italian ' who Claims to have invented the tele? phone as early as 1849, is present, and takes an active part in the controversy. Tho Secretary has his bands full, aud will never be caught in a like fix again. He is a hard worker and never shirks, but has enough business in tbe regular routine of his Department to occupy the whole of his time without having cases referred from other Departments for his action, however complimentary it may be. Professor Wiley, Chief Chemist of the Agricultural Bureau, has goue to Europe to examine machinery there in use for the manufacture of sorghum sugar. Since Editor Coleman has been Com? missioner of Agriculture new lile and interest has been given to the production of sugar from sorghum. His prodeoes sor, Dr. Loring, had no faith in the suc? cessful production of sugar from that cane, and discouraged experiments and investigations in that interest to the full extent of bis power. The Guiteau case is once more before the courts of the District of Columbia? this time in the nature of a libel suit by Rev. Dr. Hicks against the Evening Star newspaper. The Rev. Doctor was Guitean's spiritual adviser, and was charged by the Star with offering for sale the assassin's bones, which were be? queathed to him. Hicks has been living on his orange grove in Florida for the past year, and reached here Thursdayin time for the trial. It is a singular coin? cidence that the judge who presided in the Guiteau trial also presided in this civil trial arising out of the same case. The jury rendered a verdict for one cent damages. > M. Bartholdi, the celebrated French sculptor who designed and moulded Lib? erty enlightening the world, is here pushing the adoption of his model for the statue of Lafayette to be erected by direction of Congress. Only two sculp? tors, Meade and Bartholdi, have submit? ted models. The latter has submitted two, and it is thought that one of them will be adopted. Both the President and Secretary Lamar are taking a deep interest in the Indian question. They believe that the white man should be rigorously excluded from the red man's reservations, and everything done to Christianize the Indian. In this way they think he can be civilized, and they believe that ulti? mately land will be given to the Indians in severalty, and that they will be thrown more on their own resources for support. That is their theory, and they want to do all in their power to prepare the nation's wards to provide for themselves. Sergeant Brainard of the Greeley Arctic expedition fame will before long receive his merited reward. The Presi? dent is not unmindful of his case and will soon promote him to a second lieu? tenancy, and then he will be assigned to one of the cavalry regiments, lie is a man of medium statue and thick set frame, and looks the very picture of ro? bust health. His eyes are still weak, so that at times he is obliged to wear glasses to sbade them. He is getting quite fleshy, but the flesh is firm and his color ruddy. General Sheridan's report has not been given to the public yet, becau*e it con? tained some sharp strictures on tbe act of the Secretary of War in sending the members of the General's staff to their regiments, thus compelling him to form a new staff. If matters continue as they now exist much longer it will be necessary for the President to define the prerogatives of the Secretary of War and the General of the Army. Each claims to outrank the other, and the question as to which of the two is highest in authority will have to be settled before long. It has been a mooted question ever since General Sher? idan has been in command of the Army. There is quite a strong feeling among many Congressmen to pass this, coming session a bill pensioning all soldiers who served on the Union 3ide during the lato war. There is, however, a great differ? ence of opinion as to what tbe pension should be. The majority seem to favor $6 a month, regardless of rank. This will not detract from what is already re? ceived under existing laws, but will be in addition to it. If introduced the bill will probably pass, as neither party is willing to assume responsibility for its defeat. H. OUR NEW YORK LETTER, [From our Regular Correspondent.'] New York, Nov. 14, 1885. Judge Cardoza is dead; he is tbe last of the Ring Judges whose memories are execrated by most of the citizens of New York. Twelve years have passed since the close of the ring rule; one by one the members of the gang have passed away, the death of Judge Cardoza closes tbe account of the ring judges. It is not often in the history of the world, that a great and opulant city has been legally captured by a horde of bandits?I say legally, for all of these meu came into there positions under the forms of law. New York had justly felt proud of her Supreme Court; on that bench bad eat Jay and Clinton and Livingston, and a host of others whose names were the symbol of all that was pure, or holy in justice. In her hours of .stormiest trial, her Supreme Court had been her ark of the covenant, and on Its ermine lay no blot or stain. Before its unquestioned decisions, faction stood appalled and dumb ?and to the honor of its upright judges, be it recorded, their honesty was never questioned either by friend or foe. This was the condition of affairs when Wil? liam Mil Tweed got possession of the political organization known as Tammany Hall, It had been in existence , since 1790, and had always exercised a para? mount power in the politics of New York. For years previous to the time I speak of, it had been sustained by the volunteer fire department, which was thoroughly organized in every portion of the city; and enrolled among its mem? bers thousands of the most desperate and unscrupulous men in New York. Prize fighters, gamblers and thieves, held rich and responsible offices. The membership to Tammany was jealously guarded, and was only accorded after long and tried service in the party. When William M. Tweed got control of this tremendous engine, whose edicts were law as irrevo? cable as the laws of the Medes and the Persians?the Supreme Court stood between bim aud his prey, and ho imme? diately set himself to work to re organize the Supreme Court, and thu3 by the forms of law control the two thousand millions of property, which represented the city's wealth. Three men were quickly found among the lawyers of New York?these were George L. Barnard, Albert Cardoza and Judge McCunn. At the behest of whoever desired them, writs of mandamus and injunction flew like hail, and those sacred writs which were supposed to be the citizen's protec? tion and shield?were invoked to his disaster and ruin. At the instance of the notorious Jim Fisk, the safes of the Union Pacific Railroad were broken open with sledge hammers by a pack of ruffians and thieves, and rifled of their contents iu open day. The officers of the company fled affrighted to New Jersey to avoid the corrupt process of the Court?aad a few days after removed tho offices of the company to Boston, where they remain to this day. * Ed. Stokes robbed Fisk of his mistress, and Fisk invoked the aid of the Court to ruin Stokes, and aided by the Court they seized on Stokes' Oil works at Grceupoiut and ruined bim. Stokes, knowing the impossibility of getting justice in the courts against Fisk, took the law in his own hands and killed him. At last tho robberies and outrages became so alarm? ing and oppressive that no man outstdo the ring felt his life and properly were safe. A citizens' meeting was called at the Cooper Institute, and self-preserva? tion brought together tho wealthiest men in the city. Millions of money had been stolen, and the robbery was still going on at the rate of millions a week. In a single morning Oakey Hall, the mayor, signed bills to the amount of thrco millions and five hundred thousand dollars. At last, a halt was called?and the Supreme Judges were indicted ; just before the indictment, Cardoza, who saw the coming storm, resigned, aud so l escaped impeachment, but Barnard and McCunn were hurled from their imperial height, and fell like Lucifer never to rise again. Barnard, who was a man of fine, generous instincts, and who bad married the daughter of the millionaire tobacco nist, John Anderson, died of a broken heart. McCunn, as soon as he realized the terrible position in which he had placed himself, sat deliberately down and drank himself to death. Cardoza was a Jew, and was related to the rich Nathan, who was murdered on 23rd Street. Sus? picion fell on Nathans eldest son, but by Cardoza's iniluonce ho escaped indict went. From tbo hour of hin fall. Judge Cardoza never took an active part in public affairs. He confined himself to his law business, and having an extensive clieutage among tbe Jews, made money and dies rich. He was a man of excel? lent legal ability and fine social qualities ; had he chosen to do so, be might have occupied an enviable position among the honored jurists of tbe land, but his evil associations led him down to ruin, and his terrible fall will serve for years to come, to point a moral and adorn a tale. Tho death of John McCullough, the actor, though it occurred in Philadelphia, has created quite as much of a sensation here as it does in the city of Brotherly Love. He was one of our best known aud best liked dramatic artists. The profession he belonged to is subject to very violent antagonisms and jealousies. Many star actors are thoroughly detested by tbe profession. Mr. Forrest was hated by every company that he had anything to do with for the last twenty years of his life. Mr. Booth is thoroughly dis? liked by those who are brought into professional association with him, and the same may be said of Lawrence Barrett and many others; but John McCullough died as ho lived, with the kindly regards of all who knew him. It was in this city that ho achieved his greatest triumph, and it was here on his departure for Europe, that the literary elite of our city assembled atDelmonico's, to give him a Godspeed. John McCul? lough was then at the zenith of his success, he had completed the longest and most brilliant engagement of bis life, and stood on tbe pinnacle of fame at the Metropolis of the nation. It was the proudest and happiest day of his life. England was a disappointment to him, neither the flattery of the Prince of Wales, nor the vivas of the Garrick Club could compensate the absence of the public. When he returned he was not the same John McCullough, who left us only a few months before. The man who stood before thousands in the arena as a model gladiator, was bent and thin and shrivelled. The temper that was generous and open as the sunlight, became morbid and sour, and so after a few months he passes away in the very bloom ot his manhood and the zenith of his fame. While strong men wept? there were hundreds ot women, who viewed the remains, and sobbed as if their hearts would break?many appear? ed to lose all control of themselves, and could not have mourned him more sin? cerely, if he had been a brother or a husband. The delegation from this city to the funeral was tbe largest that ever left here to attend tho funeral of a pri? vate citizen. Whilo be was admired and respected by the general public who knew him only as an actor, he was loved and honored by the profession of his adoption, of which he was one of the most distinguished ornaments. Mary Anderson's manager, Mr. Abboy, imforms us that tbe cash receipts of that lady have averaged nearly $2,000 a night ?not bad for Our Mary. Miss Marga? ret Mather's manager has not yet favored us with a peep into his cash box, but if Miss Mather is uot drawing $2,000 a night, it is because the house won't hold it. Mis3 Mather is testing tho capacity of her house, and she has made such a hit in Juliet that it promises to be the standing attraction for weeks. But if, as many good people declare, the gentleman with tho cloven hoof is the especial patron of theaters, it is evident that he is not going to have it all his own way this winter, lor the Epis? copal Mission, of which I spoke some months ago, has begun and is already a grand Buccess. Till recently the Episco? pal Church has never favored these so called religious revivals, nor does the present mission partake of the character of tbe old fashioned camp meeting. It seems to be patterned after the Catholic Missions, and characterized by deep religious fervor, more than loud spasmod? ic utterances. The ministers having the missions in charge have come over from England, and are gentlemen of great experience among the poorer classes. The idea seems to be to get rid of the impressions that the Episcopal Church is the church of the aristocracy; but it is the church alike of rich and poor. Ail the resident clergy are lending the good work their heartiest co-operation, and up to tho present time the result ha3 been most gratifying and satisfactory?thousands of people filling the missions who have rarely been seen inside of a church. The ministers in charge are live men? men of the people, who could run a foot race, or preach a sermon and win both. One was the stroke oar of the Cambridge crew for years, and the other during his senior term at Oxford, was the most wonderful athlete of his class. Bobust in health, strong in faith, earnest in their glorious work among the poor, tbe Episcopal Church is proud of them, as they are proud of their grand old mother. Before tbe winter is past, we expect great results from tho work now going on, and it certainly marks a new era in Episcopacy in America. No event has stirred politicians in this vicinity more than the case of Mr. Sterling, who was appointed weigher, and then suspended by tbe President. On every corner, if you see a knot of men in conversation, if not discussing the probable chances of Warner?Fred. Ward's pal, you may be sure they are talking about Sterling. Mr. Heddeu did not like tbe idea of having his man bouueed, and is determined, if possible , to get him back. He is a bigger elephant on the hands of the administration than Keily. The swallow-tails say he is an outrage on the civil service, and the horny handed say, civil service be blowed. It would be an act of mercy to tbe administration to elect Sterling a Brooklyn alderman. That is the way out of a painful national dilemma for which I make no charge. Yours truly, Broadbrim. THE WALLACE HOUSE. Arranging for Organization and the lle nnion Next Year. Columbia, November 11, 1385.?By request the following gentlemen, mem? bers of the Wallace House, met in Wright's Hotel at 8 o'clock p. m., to-wit: Messrs. F. A. Conuor, Abbeville ; I. S. Bamberg, Barnwell; John B. Erwin, Lancaster; J. B. Humbert, J. Wash Watts, Laurens ; John S. Verner, Oco nee; D. F. Bradley, Pickens; E. S, Allen, Spartai burg: A. E. Hutchinson. B. H. Masiey York. The following officers of i he House were present: John T. Sloan, clerk; W. McB. Sloau, assistant clerk; C. O. Mayball, door? keeper. On motion Mr. B. H. Massey was called to the chair and John T. Sloau was appointed Secretary. The secretary handed tho chairman the gavel used in the organization of the Wallace House. [Applause.] Tho chairman stated that the meeting had beeu requested for the purpose of con? sulting with the view of organizing a permaneut society of the members of the Wallace House of Representatives who organized in the Carolina Hall November, 1876. The following resolu? tions were unanimously agreed to: Resolved, That tbe Secretary prepare aud publish a list of the members of the House of Representatives who organized, I iu tbe Carolina Hall ou November, 1S7C, j known as the Wallace House, and that they be requeued to meet in Caroliua Hall, in tho city of Columbia, on Wednesday or Thursday of the next State Fair for the purpose of organizing a permanent society. Resolved, That ox-Governor Wade Hampton, the Senate and its officers o f 1876, the State officers of 1876 and Judge ^A. C. Haskdl be, and they are hereby, invited to attend the meeting. Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to invite tbe Hon. W. H. Wallace to address the meeting on tho history of the eventful struggle of the Wallace House, whereupon the chair? man announced Messrs. Verner, Bamberg and Allen, of the committee. Resolved, That a committee of three be appointed to make arrangements for the contemplated meeting, whoreupou the Chair announced Messrs. Erwin, Bradley and Connor of the committee. Ordered, That tho proceedings of this meeting be published iu the Columbia Register and the News and Courier, and that all other newspapers in the State be requested to copy." On motion the meeting was adjourned. B. H. Massey, Chairman. John T. Sloan, Secretary. ? The battle ground of Missionary Ridge has been converted into a straw? berry garden. Northern colonists have climbed with hoes and rakes where Yankee soldiers tried to rush with bay? onets. Land that went begging a few years ago at $2 per acre, now commands, it is said, ?250, and natives tvho starved on 500 acres are crowded out by New Englanders who grow rich on 10. ? An intimate friend of Jas. G. Blaine says that the late Pre?idential candidate rejoices over Davenport's de? feat in New York. He says that Blaine proposes to be the Republican nominee in 1888, and wants the records to show that his Presidential vote is the strongest Republican vote that has been cast in New York since 1884. ? The Pickens Sentinel says: "Mr. J. E. Hagood, Jr., deputy clerk of the United States Circuit Court, has sent in his resignation to Judge Bond. Mr. Hagood was for several years a faithful and efficient deputy. We are glad to say that he has permanently located at this place for the purpose of looking after the extensive farming interests of his father in this County." ? The Edgefield grand jury has in? dicted all the meu charged with lynching Culbreath except two. AGENTS WANTED In every County, to sell by Subscription Memoirs of Gen. U. S. Grant, Written by Himself. For terms and territory, address n. d. McDonald & co., Atlaiua, Ga. Nov 19, 1885 19_8 $25.00 REWARD! STOLEN from near Anderson, S. C, on night of 15th inst., one large bay HORSE, about 16 hands high, and about 8 years old, blind in one eye. Think he was stolen by a black negro boy, about 17 years old?has some pock marks on his neck, and is near-sighted; goes by name of Bill Lee, and has relatives in Abbeville and Laurens Counties, S. C., and has been in Georgia this year. The Horse may have been stolen by'other parties. Twenty-five Dollars reward will be paid by the under? signed for the apprehension and delivery of the horse and thief to me in Anderson, or Ton Dollars for either. Address J. S. FOWLER. Nov 19, 1885 _ _19___ N?TIGE OF SALE. BY virtue of a Deed of Trust executed to nie by Henry Long, 1 will sell at public Auction at Anderson Court House, S. C, at the usual hour, on SALESDAY IN DECEMBER next, all that TRACT OF LAND, Containing 230 acres, more or lcs3, situate in Anderson County, on Wilson's Creek, waters of Rocky River, adjoining lands of Wm. Ranson, George W. Long and others. To be sold for the benefit of mortgage creditors. Tebms?One-half cash, the oth? er half on a credit of twelve months, with interest from day of sale, at the rate of ten per cent per annum, to be secured by mort? gage of the premises. JAS. H. McCONNELL, Trustee. Nov 19,1885 19 3 Annual Statement. ? _ Office of Cquxty Commissioners, Anderson, S. C, Nov. 3,1885. THE following statement, as required by law, shows the number of days the Board of County Commissioners for An? derson County were in session during the fiscal year, commencing November 1st, 1884. and ending October 31st, 1885, to ?ether with the number of miles traveled y the members, respectively, in attending the meetings of the Board, and in perform? ing other duties required of them by law : Board in Session.21 Days. Joshua Jameson traveled.1563 Miles. A. O. Norris traveled.1321 Miles. W. J. Robbins.841 Miles. I, E. W. Long, Clerk of the Board of CountyCommissioners for Anderson Coun? ty, do hereby certify that the ioregoing statement is correct and true; and I fur? ther certify that no account against the said County were approved during the said fiscal year without being properly verified according to law. E. W. LONG, Clerk Board. Nov 19, 1885 19 1 FOR SALE. ONE LOT, in fhc City of Anderson, S. U,. on Greenville St., with two pood houses, comparatively new. One house contains five rooms and two porch? es?all finished in the best manner. The other honse contains two good rooms, Y>el\ finished. Also, has fine Welt of water, and all other necessary improvements. For further particulars apply to JESSE M. SMITH, Anderson, S.C. Nov IV, 1385_19_3 SHERIFFS SALE. State or South Carolina, Anderson County. BY virtue of a "Warrant on Crop to me directed by M. P. Tribblo, C. C. P., I will expose to sale at Calhoun, on the premises of Nancy A. Chapman, deceased, on Tuesday after Salesday in December next, the following property, to wit: About five Bales of Cotton, three hun? dred bushels of Cotton Seed, one hundred and fifty bushels of Corn, and about seven hundred bundles of Fodder. Levied on as the property of James Chapman and Hew let P. Chapman, in favor Texanna Ragsdule and E. "Wallace Kagsdale. Terms?Cash. WM. L. BOLT, Sherill* Anderson County. Nov 10. 1885 19 3 SHERIFF'S SALE. THE STATE OF SOUTH, CAROLINA, Anderson County. BY virtue of an execution tome directed, I will sell to the highest bidder, before the Court House door in Anderson, S. C, on SALESDAY IN DECEMBER next, within the legal hours of sale, the follow? ing several Tracts or Parcels of Land, situate in the County of Anderson, State of S. C, on Big Generostee Creek, to wit : TRACT NO. 1, containing five and one tenth acres, more or. less, adjoining lands of J. J. Leslie and others. TRACT NO. 2, containing lifty acres, more or Jess, adjoining lands of Dr. Todd and others. TRACT NO. 3, containing forty acres, more are less, adjoining lands of H. B. Major3, Dr. Tood and others. TRACT NO. 4, containing thirty-four acres, more or less, adjoining lands of Dr. Todd and others. TRACT NO. 5, containing sixty-three acres, more or less, adjoining lands of J. H. McClinton and others. TRACT NO. 6, containing thirty-five acres, more or less, adjoining lands of Cochran and others. Levied on at the suit of B. F. and T. S. Crayton against John H. McClinton, et al., heirs at Law in possession of the Real Estate of A. S. McClinton, deceased, Judg? ment Debtor. Terms of Salb?Cash. Purchaser to pay extra for papers. WM. L. BOLT, Sheriff of Anderson C-uintv, Nov 12, 18S5 18_4' SHERIFFS SALE. State of South Carolina, County of Anderson. BY virtue of an Execution to me direct? ed, I will sell to the highest bidder, before the Court House door at Anderson, S, C, on SALESDAY iN DECEMBER next, within the legal hours of sale, all the life-time interest of H. B. Rogers in all that TRACT OF LAND In Anderson County, State of South Caro? lina, in Brushy Creek Township, contain? ing fifty-two acres, raoro or less, adjoiuing lands of B. F. Mauldin, J. T. Wigington, Estate of Ezekiel Long and others, known as the R. N. Mauldin Tract. Levied on at the suit of the National Bank of Anderson against H. B. Rogers. Terms of Sali:?Cash. Purchaser to pay extra for papers. WM. L. BOLT, Sheriff of Anderson County. Nov 12, 1885_18__4 SHERIFFS SALE. State of South Carolina, Anderson County. BY virtue of an execution to me directed, I will exnose to sale on SALES DAY IN DECEMBER next, at Anderson Court House, all of the Defendant's inter? est in the following Tract of Land, con? taining 3.30 ACRES, more or less, situate in Anderson County, State aforesaid, on waters of Generostee Creek, Corner Township, and bounded by lands of John W. Daniels, J. 0. McAdams and others. Levied on as the property of Joshua Burroughs at the suit of James B. Burress. Terms of sale?Cash. Purchaser to pay extra for all necessary papers. WM. L. BOLT, Sheriff of Anderson County. Nov 12, 1S85_IS_4. Special Attention -IS NOW DIRECTED TO - OUR URGE STOCK AND FINE SELECTION OF BREECH LOADING, MUZZLE LOADING, SING? AND DOUBLE 6TN4 REMINGTON RIFLES, WHITNEY RIFLES, FLOBERT RIFLES) S31 ITH & WESSON PISTOLS, AND OTHER STANDARD GOODS. AMMUNITION AND SPORTMENS' GOODS, Cartridges, Paper and Brass Shells, &c, OUT OF OUR TREMENDOUS STOCK ANY ONE CAN BE PLEASED. HARDWARE DEALERS. Nov 19, 1885 19 New Crop ?ST. O. Syrup ?Tust in ?tlie Cheapest and the Best. ALSO, A BIG LOT OF FLOUR AND BACON, A.1L?! other Grocei'ios. JteiT BE sure to ace us before making your purchases. Remember, we sell Goods just a LITTLE CHEAPER THAN THE CHEAPEST. PERSONS INDEBTED XO TJS, Either by Note or Account, should come to see us at once. We need money. W. S. LIGON & CO. Nov 19, 1885_ 19_ JOHN M. HUBBARD & BRO. Are Just tile Boys to sell you Mm id Jewelry, Us, Spectacles ml falte. We sell them so cheap, Our competitors weep, And grumble and tumble, And lose half their sleep. We have also knocked the bottom out of high prices. The prettiest line (if not the largest) of Silverware in the City. WEST END WAVERLY HOUSE, ANDERSON, ft. C. Nov i2, 1885 18 _ FALL AND WINTER GOODS! ALL THE LADIES are respectfully invited to inspect, my Stock of FALL and WINTER MILLINERY. I have a handsome display of Millinery Novel tics?lints, Itonnets, Velvets, IMbbons, Tips?and all Goods usually found in a Fi rut Class Millinery Store. Be siurc and give me a call before buying. Yerv KcspicLftilly, MISS DELL A KEYS. Oct 1, IS85 ? -m It is needless to remind you that CHRISTMAS IS COMING, But we want everybody who intends purchasing To comprehend the fact that we are now ALL READY to show you the finest assort? ment ever exhibited, for our NEW STOCK of ELEGANT AND DESIRABLE, SUITABLE TO EVERYBODY, Is now complete, and comprises an Elegant line of TOILET GOODS, PERFUMERY, FANCY GOODS, IsTOYELTIES, &0. CHRISTMAS GOODS, for lihe many, suitable fop Old and Young. Make no mistake. Do not lay out a dollar in Presents until you have seen our splendi 1 Stock?beyond all ques? tion the most Complete and Best Assortment of really DESIRABLE PRESENTS. BELIEVING that we are about to experience a Holiday Season of unusual ac? tivity, and anticipating that a generil and widespread observance of Christ? mas and the Holidays will bring with it ;i great demand for gifts of every descrip? tion, we feel that we have a "HOLIDAY MESSAGE" of importance for every body. Our message to HOLIDAY SHOPPERS and GIFT MAKERS in general can be candensed into simply this? WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT ! Forethought, careful study, ta-t?, hard work and liberal buying are the factors we called to our aid long before you bad catertained a passing thought of the wants of far away Christmas. Early in the seas an (ve watched with vigilant eyes for the choicest new goods, the late, designs aud the most pleasiDg Novelties for Christmas time. Where the best could be secured, where new attractions were being offered, there we made it a point to buy ; and wit > tho wants of our trade constantly in view, selected with care from choice new ;;oods the best bargains and nicest line of Christmas and Holiday Gifts that money could buy. And now we are ready to to surve you, well meet your want3, gratif' your wishes and satisfy your taste with Giftt for old and young alike. Concerning variety and completeness of assortment we would only 3ay a few words. We know it is oftentimes difficult to find the one thing which seems just suited for a particular individual. People differ. There are wants and tastes in? numerable, and it requires an exceedingly well selected stock to meet the require? ments of all who desire handsome and appropriate Gifts for the Holidays. We think we can suit you, and promise you will find our Goods the newest and best, our assortment large and complete, and pi ices unquestionably low, or as close as honest goods can be sold. We offer no "baits," but mark our got ds a', oue scale of low prices, giving full value for the money, and guaranteeing ev->ry article as represented. Everybody is invited to come and see what we have. I will afford us pleasure to show or price our goodn to all, and no one need feel th > slightest obligation to purchase unless so disposed. We carry a particularly fine assort mens of the best known PERFUMES, COLOGNES aud TOILET WATERS, which cannot be surpassed for fragrance, delicacy and lasting qualities. WILHITE'H IDEAL COLOGNE is the best home-made perfume in the city. Try it. Yours, WILHITE & WILHITE. Anderson, S. C, Nov. 19,1885. WHERE DO YOU BUY DRY GOODS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS AND CAPS ? AT JOHN M. McOONNELL'S. "Why do you Buy at McConnell's ? Because I tret better Suited There than anywhere Else ! ^jALLand see the immense Stock of D-y Goods. Boots, Shoes, Hats and Caps. largest Stock of Fine Millinery Goods in Anderson, Dry Goods and Ladies' Wrap*?the It test ?Oyles. Gents' Clothing and Under? wear, Shoijs, &c. If you want to see a complete svjcl" ??:" L-.dies', Misses' and Gents' FINE SHOES??tandard made, iienl. -eivic^iMt Shoe-?for little money, try JOHN M McCONNELL, No. 4 Waverly House Oct 15, 1S85 _ 14_ OUR GUANO NOTES Must he S3ttled by THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER, As we will not carry any one BZElTOIfcTID THAT TIME. CUNNINGHAM & FOWLER. Oct 15, 1SS5 14 WANTED! I'WeRYBQDY io know that we keep in Stock the best selection of Confection erics, Fancy Groceries, Canned Goods, Tobacco, Cigars, Fruit?, Ac, to be found in the City. Come AT ONCE And see our Goods. No trouble to show them. Our Goods are pure and fresh. If you want A BEAUTIFUL Christmas Present, we can supply you. Santa Claus is going to make his Head? quarters with us, and our Goods will be sold so low that it will please you, as well as your wife, your children, or your SWEETHEART. Remember the place? TWO DOORS JiELOW THE POST OFFICE. GREEN & W?LLING. Nov 12,1885 18 6m For Sale or to Kent! WE have for sale and to rent for next year several very desirable FARMS in differont portions of Anderson County, and would be glad to negotiate with parties ?who wish to buy or rent. None need ap? ply to buy unless they can pay one-third cash, or secure us otherwise; and none need apply to rent unless they own their stock. Apply at once, before these places are taken up. BLECKLEY, BROWN & FRETWELL. Nov 12, 1885 18 MONEY SAVED. -o THE undersigned offers bis entire Stock of Goods, consisting of? CONFECTIONERIES, CANNED GOODS, GROCERIES, &c, A.T COST! If you want solid bargains, call early. No such Goods have ever before been offer? ed in Pcndleton at such low prices. E. G. EVANS, East Side Public Square, Pendleton, S. C. Nov 12,1885_18 FOWLER'S STABLES HEADQUARTERS FOR HORSES AND MULES! -o IHAVE just completed an addition to my Stable, making it one of the lar? gest and most convenient Stables in the up country, and am now prepared to take bet? ter care than ever of my customers' Stock and Vehicles. Also, bave on hand at all times a supply of Stock, which I am offering at low prices on easy terms. To those indebted to me, I will say that I am compelled to make collections by 1st November. Please come up at once, and save me the trouble of sending a collector to see you. J. S. FOWLER. Octl5,1885 '.. - 14 LAND FOR SALE. Wm. S. Pickens, Trustee, ?fcc., Plaintiff, vs. John H. Tarrant, et- al, Defendants. ? Complaint to Sell Trust Estate, &c. BY virtue of an order of the Court of Common Pleas made in the above case, I will sell at Anderson C. H., S. C, on SALEDAY IN DECEMBER next, the following described Real Estate, to wit: ONE TRACT OF LAND, containing 112 acres, more or less, situate in Brushy Creek Township, in Anderson County, ad? joining lands or Wm. Callaham, J. A M. Carson, etal. Terms of Sale?One-third cash, and balance on a c;edit of one and two years, to be secured by a bond and mortgage of the premises, and to bear interest from day of sale until paid in full at ten per cent per annum. Purchaser to pay extra for all necessary papers. WM. S. PICKENS. Trustee, <fcc. Nov 5, 1Ss5 17 5 GO to MOSS & BROWN'S if you want to buy TOBACCO cheap. They bave 125 Boxes on hand now, and have effected arrangements with the Fac? tories to sell you in Anderson as small a quantity as one box at the 10-box factory price, and save you the freight. If you don't want a box, they will sell you as small quantity as you want for so very near the same price that you cannot fail to buy. Come and see before buying. Their prices range from 25c to $1.50 per lb. Can please anybody. They have a big Stock FAMILY GRO? CERIES on hand cheap, and are now buy? ing Confectioneries in large quantities, so they can sell you small or large quantities less than any house in Town. They have the largest stock SOLE LEATHER in the city, and won't be undersold. Nov 12. 1882 18 _ o RR & SLOAN are, as usual, r EaDY to supply their customers with Jri/ELTARLE DRUGS, MEDICINES and FANCY ARTICLES ot Lli descriptions, guaranteeing quality, prices, and JNJ~EVER allowing themselves to be UNDERSOLD. 1 ^ON'T forget that their Stock is first-class embracing OA PS of the moat delegate odors, (and|some that are not, AMPS that are round, squau lallj short, fat or lean t) fill them with or to give to book agents. ND, as they said before, they keep ISToTHING but what is FRESH and PURE. Y all of your HOUSEHOLD Medicines, your C REAM of Tartar and Soda, XPEOTORANTS to cure coughs, CZ>^IL, to change night into day. o PIUM to lull your pain. J^~AIL Brushes to get the TLPnDERHAND of your fingers. I^,UBBER Rings for the Babies. TARCH to put on your Shirts, ^^OAPS to wash your conscience, jNT ERVINESto put you in thearmsjof o BLIYION. And, in fact, iCvERYTHING that is kept in an jHjNTFRPRISING, wide-awake, ICE Drug Store. You will enj)y examining the NEW THINGS just JtC/ECEIYED, from lovely Chande? liers to BLUE STONE. a.isTr:'Ej^soisr7 s. cl Octl, 1S35 12