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\ C IAN KSC ALES.1 Ermoas and fG. LaNGSTON, I PiiorRiETOiif THURSDAY, DEC- 3, i.vtfl TERMS: ONE YEAH. ?1 50 'SIX MONTHS...... 75 ?THE GENERAL ASSEMBLE. ~- Tho'General Assembly of the Stato of 'Sotitb. Carolina met in annual session on Tuesday of last week. Nothing ofspo importance has been transacted up to e, sa^e the election of a Chief Justice to ?triicagd Justice Simpson, decked. On Wednesday the Governor's message wts'read, and referred to tho proper committees. !["he bill providing for marriage licenses viris passed to a third reading, ^Che administration bill authorizing the Governor to remove Sheriffs on certain contingencies wasTcilled. ^Th'e bill providing for tho naming of ?^ie newspaper in each County to do all oiHcial advertising was killed without a Struggle. . The bill to make a now County, to be eit})ed:Calhoun, has been acted upon ad? versely. I A resolution to investigate the mannge tent cf the phosphate interests for the gast year was adopted. ' A bill prohibiting State officers and "members of the Genoral Assembly from using'free passes has been introduced. ? .Tho prohibition bill promises to give ;"ise to >i protracted fight in the House. ? !Av bill has been introduced to change jthopresent plan of County government. This bill provides for the election of one County Supervisor, who shall have con? trol of all County matters now attended to by County Commissioners. One Road Commissioner is to be appointed in each township. The Supervisor and the Road .Commissioners will constitute tho Coun? ty-Board of Road Commissioners, and in fa?t the Board of County Commissioners. "-On Tuesday Assooiate Justice Henry Mclyei was elocted Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. The election to fiU the vacancy made by his promotion will occur soon, and Judge Wallace will like? ly be elected to this place. ?A Joint Resolution has been passed providing for a Constitutional Conven? tion. . _ THE GO VERNOE'5 MESSAGE. ? Wo suppose the Governor's message, '?printed in our supplement of last week, has been generally read by all who feel Interest enough in such matters to wade through so lengthy a paper. We furnish? ed our readers with a copy of the mes sago on the same day that it was given to the public at large. ?As has been well said, the message is only-one of Tillman's campaign speeches worked over to shit hin present purposes. . It falls very far short of attaining to the .dignity and statesmanship that ahould mark such a document coming from the Chief Executive of the commonwealth of ] South Carolina. It contains much abuse of men better than himself?men whose patriotism and ability have been'I tried in war as well as in peace. Itat ";! tacks former officials by Tillman's favor? ite plan, viz., by insinuations and innu ' .endoes of corruption and fraud. Its tone '?- is,that of self-sufficiency and importance ?in its author?"the only man in South Carolina with brain enough and nerve ! enough," ?fec, &c?and it seeks to estab ?' lish that fact by bemoaning others where their opinions come in conflict with his own, as is don9 in tho case of Judge Wal - " lace. At least in this instance the paper is . positively discreditable to any man r holding the oxaited position of Governor South Carolina. _n his eager desire to make it appear at under his administration the treasu % of the State is in a more healthful ndition on October 31,1891, than it was ?ber SI, 1890, under the lastadmin ionTthlTtaressage claims a difference ,523.08 in favor of the year ending iber 31, 1891, whereas ex-Treasurer elver points out the fact that the Gov or has made a mistake of nearly $40, in his figures, and that all that can be y claimed in favor of the fiscal year ding October 31,1891, is $17,002.49, and, efore, Tlllman has been under tho ecessity of admitting the mistake. JBfethink his suggestions as to a change in County government will be found im eticable, and would be more costly to the taxpayers than the present system. The message is not such a document as as expected at this time. Its tendency Is to keep alive the animosities created by \ last year's campaign. Instead of a com? prehensive report of the condition <jf the \ State ancj-i?s institutions, it is turned into an aj^ument to justify the" ill-advised " etnrfges and statements made in a heated campaign, and a channel through which to lash those who have fallen under the ban of bis displeasure. : The Governor could have prepared a message that would have suited his most extreme supporters, and at the same time oven conciliatory to those unfriendly him. He unwisely chose to widen the reach .between himself and bis oppo? nents. Over thirty thousand new recruits were added in October to the great standing army of pensioners. This is more raon than the United States havo in their reg? ular army, and when the country can re? cruit thorn for its pension rolls in a single month it shows tho power of patriotism when tho market for it is being "bulled." Withoutconsultlng Mrs. Jeflbrsou Da . vis, tho Virginia Legislature will proba? bly appropriate lor her benefit a moderate Bum in the form of a voluntary testimo . ?juaT fond as tho basis for the general fund to which all of tho States of the for? mer Confederacy will bo invited to con? tribute. That is the plan of tho Rich? mond committee having the affair in charge and it appears to bo a very good one. The silver question is one which threat : ens to give the Pemoorats considerable annoyance, and, of course, all tho Naders ?who have in view the success of the tick? et in 1832 are anxious to avoid an issue on that question which might mako a divis? ion in tho party, which would handicap thtfin in tho Presidential contest. Tho -situation is a delicate one, but many think it may be settled through conserv? ative influence, if tho eagerness of hot? heads and inexperionced men does not precipltato the issue. The plan now on foot to establish branches of theSouth Carolina Historical Society-m oach County is an excellent one. Matiy'items of historical interest are he? utig" lost lrom tho fact that they are not in permanent shapo. Our old men are pass? ing away and with thorn many valuablo .-tradition*, and unless some effort is made to fornfulato and preserve them no complete history of our Stato can over bo compiled. A history of each County shonld be written, and it is pleasant to note that in several Counties this is being don?. I ll.llBUBI 111 ? l ' -" ? Gen. E. Kirby Smith leaves his univ| vereity chair in the Tennessee mountains to mix now and then with his old friends : in Nashville. Ho has become a patriarch Tn. appearance, with gray hair, and a . long, flowing white beard. But there is . no sign of physical breaking in him, for bis eye is bright and ho walks with a firm . step and erect carriage. Ho other man in -Tennessee is more generaUy honored thau Keltt on Irby. Enoree Plantation, S. C, November 21,1891. To the Editor of the Greenville Neu'S : How few of us realize to tho full our du? ty to God and our country and tho raag uitudo of tho responsibility that rests upon us! The manhood of tho State will havo to be up aud doing if our Christian civilization and homes arc redeemed and saved from tho barbarism of tho vile. All right thinking men should unite in tho good work. The Grcenvillo News, of the 17th inst., has just reached mo. From it I loam that the notorious Irby, who for nearly ; one year has been at his old trade, hiding out, has crawled out of his hole and prates. He is represented to havo used the following language: "Tho farmers" alliaucomen of tho St3to are Democrats, and they may bo relied upon to vote for the Democratic nomineo, if it is the devil." "There may- bo a few like Keltt who will not vote for him, but tbis will not amount to much." Because alliancemon in the chaos and confusion that roigued supremo last year wore de? ceived and in some instances voted for tho servants of the devil these vilp crea? tures now think they can deceive them again and influenco them to voto for thoir god, tho devil himself with his horns, erid irous and pitchforks and so declare. That Irby belongs, soul, mind and body to the devil and has served him faithfully all his days is well known. It was a waste of words for him to de? clare that he worships at tho shrine of the dovil and gives him his full support. If this creature has any shame, if ho has as much virtue in him as Judas Iscariot had lie will r/> and hang himself and save the State from further disgrace. The writer is sure he is without an ele? ment of virtue. When he goes to Wash ? ington ho will be shunuod by the virtu ! ous and upright ns a leper. Peoplo of in? tegrity can have nothing to do with such i a character. His published interviews show ho would havo the world believe allianccman in South Carolina are j?.s low as he is?worshippers of the devil. Offi? cial position cannot elevate an unworthy man, but a scurvy fellow drags the posi? tion down to his low level. South Caroli? na is in total eclipse Let the curtain drop. Respectfully, Ellison S. Keitt. Jerry Rusk on Fine Coll on. Washington, November 29.?"Uncle Jerry" Rusk, the picturesque and affable Secretary of Agriculture, endorses the views contained in a recent editorial In the News and Courier to the effect that Egyptian cotton imported here should be made to pay a duty. The discussion arose from a statement made in these dis? patches by Congressman Elliott, whose attention had been directed to the matter by various editorials on the subject in the News and Courier, indicating his purpose to introduce in the coming Congress a bill or resolution providing for tho impo? sition of a duty upon foreign raised cot? ton, which now comes in duty free, in di? rect competition with the cotton grown in South Carolina and adjacent States. The New England manufacturers, who are benefited from "the free importation of Egyptian cotton, through their protection organs took issue with Col. Elliott and those who believe with him that unjust discrimination is being exercised under the existing tariff law to the disadvantage of Southorn cotton-growers. A copy of the News and Courier, of November 9, was submitted to Secretary Rusk by your representative, and his attention was specially diroctedlo the ar? ticle therein on Sumatra tobacco and Egyptian cotton. Being subsequently asked for an expression of bis views in reference to the subject discussed in this article, the Secretary replied very frank? ly, as follows: "Yes, I have read that ar? ticle with a great deal of interest, and I fully concur in the .suggestion that the imports of foreign cotton, in the face of the* great increase of such imports during tho past year, should be subjected to an adequate duty. Tbe experience of the wool growor has shown that he has been greatly aided by a judicious tariff on raw wool, and it has also be6n shown, notably iu the case of one of the coarse or carpet wools, that an inadequate duty was seri? ously prejudicial to his interests. The fact presented by one of the papers quoted in the article in question, regarding the advance in prices of tobacco grown in New England, as a result of the advance in tho tariff on foreign tobacco, prove conclusively the advantage to the tobacco growor of such protection, and I am for the application of similar protection to the cotton-grower, where it Is needed. I am a Protectionist, and advocate a protec? tive tariff on the lines indicated by one of its chief advocates, namely, the pro? tection of our American homes, the home of the farm laborer'as much as tho home of the mill operatives. The greatest good of the greatest number is good American doctrine, and it must not be forgotten that there are at least three times as many peoplo in the United States laborint; in the fields for the production of raw ma? terial as there are at work in the mills and factories producing manufactured ar? ticles." A Greenville Failure. Greenville, S. C, November 27.?. Dacns & Jordan, ono of tbe largest mer? cantile establishments of this city, made an assignment to-nigbt to J. C. Rogers, their bookkeeper, for the benefit of their creditors. The assignment is without preference, except that those creditors who accept its terms are to bo paid first. The firm has been in financial trouble for some time and the efforts to compro? mise with its creditors at 50 cents on the dollar cash, or 6S cents by waiting until next fall, failed, some of the creditors re? fusing to accept thoso terms. Suits were then begun, resulting in tbe assignment. Tbe liabilities are $31,000; actual and nominal assets about the same. The largest creditors are H. R. Claflin <fc Co., New York, 54,800, Hurst, Purnell & Co., Baltimoro, ?2,200; Myer, Rhinehardt <t Co., Baltimore, ?1,700; Armstrong, Cator & Co., Baltimore, ?1.300. The firm has done a large time busi? ness, and about ?11,000 is owing them. The establishment was known as the "Alliance Store," because the Alliance had selected it as tho place to do its t.-ading. The firm had offered the Alli? ance better terms than any other. A meeting of creditors will bo held Friday, December 4. Asking Leading Questions. Raleigh, N. C, November 25:?Secre? tary Barnes, of tbe State Farmers' Alli? ance, has raised a great stir and caused one of the sensations of the seasou by sending an irregular letter to office hold? ers. This says that the alliance has adopted a resolution as follows: "That the State Secretary be instructed to write a letter to each of thcSonators, Represen? tatives, State officers, Judges of Supreme and Superior Courts, and Solicitors, making inquiry if he has used a railroad pass since the election. If no reply is re? ceived, the secretary shall send a regis? tered letter making the samo inquiry, and then, if no reply is received, ho shall have the letter published and kept in some of tbe reform papers. Ho says that in obedienco to that resolution he askB an answer as to whether tho pass has been used since tho oloction, and Barnes is ro coivingsomo scorching letters, the writers of which tell him in plain language that they consider that the alliance has no right to make such inquiry, but that the resolution and his letter are gratuitously impertinent. Some of the office holders will publish their letters, as they do not think 'he reform press will publish thorn in nugarbled form. Slowly Dying from Lockjaw, AUBURN, N. Y., November 22.?Wil? liam Pangburn, a resident of Savannah, Wayne County, and a tmvolingsalesman for tho Osbourne Company, of this citj', is reported dying from lockjaw, resulting from a most" singular cause. Although he is GO years of age, two weeks ago a large tootli made its appearance in his jaw, cutting through the gum at the ex? treme end of tho jaw, back of his wisdom tooth, on the left side. Tho cutting of tho tooth was attended by the most intense pain, and when'lt had forced itself through thosuin, Pangburn's face began to swell. Tho pain continuing Pangburn went to a dentist, who made a vain effort to extract the tootli. Theso efforts aggravated the pain and soreness. Pangburn's faco continued swelling, and it now measures moro than a foot across. Tho tooth continues growing, and Pangburn cannot open his jaws, which are- tightly pressed together. All tho nourishment ho roe?ivos is what ho succeods in sipping between his teeth. His sufferings are terrible, and unless he can soon bo relieved in soaio way, his physician says, it does not seem possiblp that his lifo can bo saved. ? Tho number of Presidential olectors on the new basis will bo 444. ? The National Democratic Committee will meet in Washington in February to Gx tho timo and place of tho National Democratic Convention of 18S 2. ? It has been computed that betwoen 36,000,000 and 37,000,000. babies aro born into tho world each year, or about seven ty per minute. A line of cradles con? taining them would oxtend around tho world unbroken but the silence would bo broken In many place* I Tlie Secret of Success. To the Editor of the Xcu's and Courier : As it may be of intorest to j-our.subscri? bers I Wfll give my experience in raising the ribbon sugarcane in the Piedmont section at Cokesbury, in Abbeville Coun? ty. This j'ear I planted on tho 15th of April, which was late for ribbon cane, a plot of ground eighteen feet by ninety feet long, the twenty eighth part of an aero and I gathered and mado twelvo gallons of good syrup, besides what I sold, eat, and what was stolen from the patch. That is at tho rato of 336 gallons per acre. My experiment will show the farmers in the up-country that tho ribbon cane can be raised successfully in the Pied? mont section of the Statt?. It is much batter when mado than sorghum aud will yield more. Then, too, you cau make sugar from it with very l ttlo trouble. One quarter of an aero* well fertilized will make all tho supar and syrup one family would need. That is much better than raising cotton at six and seven ceuU per pound to buy it. Let us raiso our own supplies at homo and we will pros? per. B. C. Haut. Anti-Sub-Treasnry AIHanct'. Cohsicana, Texas, November 28.? Tho anti-sub-treasury members of tho Farmers' Alliance in session hero have reorganized the ordor under tho original charter. The new constitution provides for prohibiting any man from becoming a member who believes in, belongs to or aids in any way any Heeret class organi? zation that makes political demands on its members, or in any way exercises any distinctive functions of any political party. ThG ritual prohibits any man from bo coming a member who favors socialism, communism, or anarchy. J. B. Kondrick, of Waco, was elected President, J. S. Gilbert, of Knddo, Vice President, W. G. Cass, of Bonham, Sec? retary and Treasurer. Tho movement, it is claimed, will absorb the sub-treasury organization. _ ? The sun givos 600,000 times as much light as the full moon ; 7,000,000,000 times as much as the brightest star in the sky, and 36,000,000 times as much as all '.ho combined stars of the heavens. ? Apples aro said to be so abundant in New York this Fall that very fino large fruit has been offered at a town in Greene county called Hunter, at a re? markably low price of five cents a bushel with no takers. ? About ten thousand corn cob pipes are manufactured daily in this country, all being made in three factories at St. Louis, Greenwood, Neb,, and in Kansas. The cobs are all procured" in Missouri, and are supplied by the Collier variety of corn, on which they grow usually heavy, woody and hard. ? Wm. H. Fizzle was hanged in the jail yard at Abilene, Texas, for the mur? der of his wife, which was committed in Comanche county, Texas, in January, 189L He seemed to think he had distin? guished himself and requested that the Abilene cornet band be permitted to play at the hanging. ? "China for the Chinese" is the mot? to of the Ka-lo-ko Society of China, the membership of which is numbered by millions. The society is secret. One of its main objects is to prevent foreign? ers from living in tho Celestial Empire, and another is to dethrone tho present Emperor and restore tho ancient Ming dynasty. ? Col. J. B. Bates, of Bennett Springs, Barnwell County, has a young orange tree growing in his yard which ripened two beautiful specimens of the golden fruit this fall. The tree has stood the cold of several winters without any pro? tection except that afforded by the house. When the last blizzard came it was in full bloom. ? The Indians enlisted out West as cavalry troop* aro praised by the army officers who have recently inspected them, who say that they are easily dis? ciplined, learn to drill readily, and soon acquire the esprit de corps. The enlis? ted Indians learn the arts ol civilization during their term of service. These views are sustained by the S'ecretarv of War. ? When a Washington bank recently failed for $300,000 at the town of Spokane, it owned a silver mine in Idaho among other assets turned over to the receiver. Within the past few days that mine was sold for $600,000 to a Milwaukee syndi? cate. That pays all debts of the defunct bank and leaves a big fortune for a divi? dend among the stock holders. Not so bad a failure after all. ? The richest man in New York is John D. Rockefellow, who is said to have nearly ?180,000,000. Then follow the As tors with probably 8150.000,000, Cornelius Vanderbilt with about 8125,000.000 and Jay Gould, who may have 8100,000,000. The richest man America has ever seen was William H. Vanderbilt, who, at the time of hin death, was said to be worth $200,000,000. ? Mrs. Mury McVey, who is nearly 70 years old, is astonishing the doctors of Braddock, Pa., by her long fast. She has now been 141 days with no other food than buttermilk. She drinks about a pint of this daily. Mrs. McVey is suf? fering from cancer, which formed last March. In July she conceived an abhor? rence of all food and drink, and since then she has refused to take aught but buttermilk. ? An interesting little war story has Governor Jone'j, of Alabama, for its hero. At the time Gordon was resisting Sher? man's advance Jones, th6n a staff cap? tain, was delivering a message from his chief, when he saw a little child clad only in night clothes, hiding in terror behind a frame house in the direct tracks of the bullets from both armies. Jones rocle forward, took the child on his horse aud galloped back with her to tho Confeder? ate line. Whon the Union forces saw the brave act they ceased firing, and there was an impromptu cessation of hostili? ties until the child had been carried to a point of safety. ? There is now in Chiua a comprehen? sive system of telegraph lines running to all parts of the country. The Governors of the provinces keep watch over tho lino and take care that they aro maintained in working order. The Pokin Government is now preparing to establish a railroad system not less comprehensive, with main and branch lines extending all over the empire from the northern boundary to the seaboard. Ship loads of rails have just arrived at Shanghai within tho past few months, and it is reported that tho work of laying them will begin early next year. ? George Washington was one of tho richest men of his time in America. Ho attached to his will bearing the dato of July 9,1799, a schedule of his property and placed the total valuation of tho samo at $530,000. His estate was undoubtedly worth more, and all of $700,000, and oven rnoro. The ostimato of $530,000 was con? sidered by Washington himself a very low one, for in tho notes which accom? panied the will and schedule he fre? quently rotors to the "moderate value" and "lowest price affixed" of he various pieces of property. Tho Ohio lands in? cluded in the estate increased immensely in value. ? Thcnumbor of Ex-Confedorates in the Northern States is so groat that Gen. Gordon, tho commander of the United Confederate Veterans, has deemed it ad vlsablo to organize tho Ordor into two divisions. Ono division is to have its headquarters in Now York and tho other in Chicago, with subordinate camps wherever it may appear advisable. The existing organizations will thus be con? solidated into the two divisions, accord? ing to Gen. Gordon's order, with the camps affiliated to either tho ono or tho othor division, according to their locali? ty. The object of tho organization is purely bonovolcnt. It is "to assist poor Ex-Confederate soldiers, and the widows and orphans of soldiers, and to have tho caro of the gravos in the comctories where Confederates are buried." The last is not tho least of tho duties of the or? ganization, for largo numbers of Con? federate prisonors died on Johnson's Island, at Camp Mitcholl, at Fort Dela? ware and a good many othor places North aud. West. ? A movement in favor of bettor roads has been inaugurated In AccomacCounty, Va., aud at tho coming session of tho Legislature an effort will bo mado to se? cure a spocral road law for that county. A plan has already boon formulated which, it is claimed, would result in the securomcnt of good public roads. Each magisterial district is to bo a road dis? trict, provided with a roadman to bo ap? pointed by the Governor at a salary not exceeding $600 por annum. Tho county Is to furnish tho necessary machinery and tools to do tho road work, and the county Judge is to appointa compotent onginoer to survoy all tho roads in the county and make a map of tho same, and that said engineer instruct the roadman in his duties, etc. A tax ia to bo levied of not less than ten cents on the hundred dol? lars'worth of property, and a capitation tax of fifty conts on each male person over twenty-one years of age, the samo to be used "in furnishing labor, teams, etc., as the roadman may see proper. Another section provides that tho roads shall not be less than thirty feet wide and tho roadbod shall not bo less than twelve feot and the bridges not loss than sixteen feet. The roadman shall be required to straighten up the roads, so far as practi? cably. * ? Tho Jewish Tiding;: says that in Xuw York "no Jew need hesitato to aspire to political honors. His religion will prove no barrier to his succoss. Every man is rate ! at his truo value, regardless of his religion." ? A great part of tho work of draining tho Florida swamps west of tho Kissi moe, which tho Disston syndicate, of Phil? adelphia, has undertaken, is done, and the improvement of the land is almost inestimable. Tracts that a few years ago were four and soven feet under water havo produced heavy crops during tho last soason. In tho midst of the i-Jver glades are tho line lakes connected by narrow and tortuous rivers, and canals are being cut from lake to lake, ami tho rivers are being straightened. The ob? ject of this branch of the work is to make tho Everglades navigable and pro? vide a market routo for the lieid of pro I ducts of tho country. Already n current of throo miles an hour flows through tho waters thus set in motion. It is pro pos? ed to drain ?,000,000 acres in all, and the summer tourists will boonoof the gain? ers by tho enterprise. When tho work began the little town of Kissimce was nothing but a cvpress swamp. Now it has a big hotel, a "brick court-house, many handsomo residences and a busy popuia ! tion of 1,700. ? A Shelby vilic?, Ind., special says: "Tho case or Miss Maggie Dennaghcr, who has been living on dog flesh for two weeks or more, is exciting interest. For several years she has been an invalid, and for weeks before she began eating dog flesh she was confined to her bed?a eon firmed typo of consumption; Her phy? sician had informed her that there was no remedy for her. She lakes tho oil, drinks broth, and cats the meat and has finished an entire dog. To-day sho was up doing her work and superintending the killing of another dog. Since it has become known that she is improving six promi? nent citizens havo commenced u'-ingdog met. In lS70Dr. Fred Vanbaughon. a Ger? man physician, located in this city, suc? cessfully troated many consumptives by administering dog oil. Physicians hero are divided in opinion as to the merits of dog flesh as a remedy for consumption. Somo of them said that tubercular bacil? lus is not consumption, but is nicroly a result of a consumptive condition, and that nutrition and proper assimilation not only provent supperatioo but expoll the bacilli." ? The doctors say that a man can feel nothing in tho arm that has been cut off, but that is all nonsense. Ar\y man who has lost an arm or a leg will tell you that the fingers and toes on the missing mem? bers sometimes get as cold as an\ other part of his anatomy. I knew a man who was shot in the arm at Sbiloh, and after the battle was over he was taken to a farmhouse near by, where the doctors performed tho amputation. Tho man of tho house put tho arm in n candle-box, nailed it up and buried it in the orchard. The next day the wounded soldier com? plained that his arm troubled him. It was all doubled up, he said, and the fin? gers felt cramped. He grumbled for two or throe days without anybody paying much attention to him, for tho house was full of wounded men, and tho doctors were two busy so spare time to look after tho amputated arm, but finally he became so troublesome that thoy concluded to try a little experiment. So, without tell? ing him what they were going to do they went to tho orchard, dug up tho arm, took it out of the candle-box, laid it straight, placed tho lingers in a natural position, wrapped it in cotton batting, put it in a longer box and buried it again. The man declared he felt his arm re? lieved at the very moment they were straightening the missing member, and never complained again. They told him nothing of what they had done, until he was about to be discharged from'the hos? pital, and then they gave him tho story in full. Th? Vtwtk KWfographlo filflpatoh. The first telographio dispatch was rent iu 1844 It announced tho result of the Whig convention at Baltimore, which nominated Henry Clay for president and Theodore Frelinghuysen for vice president of tho United States. The only telegraph line in existence extended from Washington to An? napolis Junction. A mimbcr of people who had attended the convention were on their way back to Washing? ton, and when they stopped at Annapo? lis Juncton they sent a dispatch to the capital saying "Clay has boon nomi? nated." "Of course Clay has been nomi? nated, "said the people in Washington, '?we know beforehand .that ho would bo. Your telegram trick is too thin." Nobody boliovod that transmission by telegraph was an accomplished fact. Pretty soon another dispatch was re? ceived saying: "Frelinghuysen was nominated for vice president" "Who is Frelinghuysen?" everyboely asked. Nobody seemed to know him. When the train reached Washington the doubters found out that the telegraph had announced the ticket correctly. It was that incident which first gave faith in the telegraph. The firefdis patoh that passed between Baltimore and Washington was sent by Professor Morse from the former city to the president of the United States. It read: Glory bo to God In tbehigtpst; peace on earth; good will to all men. ?Letter in Chicago Tribune. I a RcuaxScablo Statement I know a non-hysterical woman who, in her trances, knows facts which altogether trunscond her possi? ble normal consciousness, facts about tho lives of people whom she never saw or heard of before. I am well aware of all the liabilities to which this statement exposes me, and I make it deliberately, having prac? tically no doubt whatever of its truth. My own impression is that the trance condition is an im? mensely complex and fluctuating thing, into tho understanding of which we have hsrdly begun to penetrate, and concerning which any very sweeping generalization is sure to be premature. A comparative study of trances and subconscious statos is meanwhile of the most urgent import? ance for tho comprehension of our na? ture.?Professor William James in ?cribners Magazine. Co-oporatlvo Housekeeping. The most successful experiment in co-operative housekeeping is in Franco, 100 miles north of Paris, at Cuise. It has been in successful existence twen? ty-nine years, and, beginning with 600 persons, now numbers 2,000. Not ouly is it an experiment in co-opora tivo housekeeping, but in the oare.and education of. children. The association was founded by one large hearted, largo brained man of wealth, who planned tha scheme and furnished tho capital. But bo great have been tho profits of tho association that the work? ers now own nearly half of the social capital, and at no distant day will own the whole,?Miller's Journal. a Good Peacemaker. Mamma (to Tommy)?I'm sorry you and your sister quarreled over that orange, and that James had to inter? fere. Whose part did he take' Tommy?Whose part? He took tho whole orange.?Harper's Bazar. La Grippe Again. During the epidemic of La Grippe last season Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs and Colds, proved to bo the best reined}'. Reports from the many who used it confirm this statement. They wero not only quickly relieved, but the disease left no bad after results. We ask you to give thisiremcdy a trial and we guarantee that you will be satisfied with results, or the purchase price will be re? funded. It has no equal in La Grippe, or -ny Throat, Ch<*sr. or Lung Troubles, Trial bottles free at Hill Bros. Drug Storo. Largo bottles, 50-j. and $100. Kappy Hoosiers, Win. Simmons, Postmaster of Idaville, Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters has done more for mo than all other medicines com binod, for that bad feeling arising from Kidney and Liver trouble-." John Leslie, farmer and stockman of same place, says : "Find Electric Bitters to be tho best Kid? ney and Liver medicine, make me feel like a new man-" J, W. Gardner, hardware merchant, same town, says: Electric Bitters is just the thing for a man who is all run down and don't care whatber be lives or dies; he found new strength, good appetite, and felt just like he had a new lease on life. Only 50c. a bottle at Hill. Bros, Drugstore. A big stock of Clothing to select from and very lowest prices, at C. F. Jones & Co's. Valuable Town Loh for Salo. Apply to B. F. Wbltner. 17?4 C. F. Jones <8 Co's. Tailor mado Suits are the best fitting goods made. Go and see the beautiful Braided Cheviots and Worsteds they are Belling bo cheap, Stolen or Strayed. (\N Tuesday night, December 1st, a n:e ) di urn-sized, dark mare Mule, seven years old, was stolen or estrayed from the wagon yard, or. South Main Street, in An? derson. A liberal reward will be paid for its return or any information concerning it. A. KELl.Y, Dec 3, 1*9!, 22 1* TVTOtTCE TO CREDITORS. J_ s All persona having claims against tbo Estate of Ivy C. Lowe, deceaaod, sin? hereby notified" to present them, prop? erly proven, to tne undersigned within tlie time prescribed by law, anil those indebted to make payment. JAS. A. PRUITT, Adm'r. Dec 3, 1891 22 !t Administrator's Sale. The undersigned, as Administrator of the Estate of Mary L. Breazeale, de? ceased, will toll a; horkiehouie on Friday, 18th December, to tlm highest ladder, for i asb, the following property : Household and Kitchen Furniture, Mules, Cattle, Hogs, Sheep, a Wagon and Buggy, a lot of Fanning Tools, and Corn, FocMer, etc. Sale will commence at 10 o'clock a. in. J. E. GRIFFIN, Adm'r. Dec 3, 1891 22 2 Notice to Road Overseers. Office of County Commissioners, Anderson, S. C, Dec. 1, 1891. LL Overseers of Roads are hereby no JL5l titled to call out the hands respec Lively assigned and work thfl Roads tho remainder of the time required of tbetn on or by the 20th instant. This is our last ex? tension of the time, and all Overseers fail? ing to work ns required by law, and to raako and file in this office by said date a report of their workings, will be prosecu? ted bv us. W. T. McGILL, Chui'n., B. C. MARTIN, R. E. PARKER, Board Co. Com. Anderson Co., S. C Per E. W. LONG, Clerk. De>: 3, 1891_22_1 Assessment Notice, TThE Auditor's office will be open from the first day of January, 1892, to the twen? tieth day ol February, 1892, to receive Re? turns of Real and Personal Property for taxation in Anderson County for the year 1892, and for the convenience of Taxpay? ers will have Deputies at each of the places named below to receive Returns for the said year : Belton?At Belton, Tuesday and Wed? nesday, 2nd and 3rd February. Brushy Creek?At Wigington's Store, Tuesday 2nd February. Brushy Creek?At J. W. Rosamond's, Wednesday, 3rd February. Brushy Creek and Garvin?At Equality, Thursday aud Friday, 4th and 5th Feb? ruary. Brushy Creek and Williamston.?At Piedmont, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, llth, 12th and 13th February. Dark Corner and Hall?At Iva, Tuesday, 2nd February. Dark Coruer?At Sherard'sStore, Thurs? day, 4th February. Dark Corner, .Hall and Savannah?At Starr, Wednesday, 3rd February. Dark Corner?At Moseley, Friday, 5th February. Fork?At G. W. Farmer's, Tuesday and Wednesday, 2nd aud 3rd Fobruary. Garvin?At Estate Larkin Newton, Mon? day and Tuesday, 8th and 9th February. Honoa Path?At Honea Path, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 2nd, 3rd and 4th February. Hopewell?At Williams & Guyton's, Wednesday, 10th February. Martin?At Clinkscales' Mill, Friday and Saturday, 5th and 6th February. Pendleton?At Pendleton, Thursday and Friday, llth and 12th February. Pendleton?At Pendleton Factory, Mon? day, 8th February. Rock Mills aud Savannah?At Holland's Store, Tuesday, 9th February Varennes?At Starr, Wednesday, 3rd of February. Williamston?At Williamston, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 8th, 9th and 10th February. Williamston?At Pelzar, Thursday, Fri? day and Saturday, llth, 12th aud 13th February. Real Estate is not to bn assessed this year, (unless tue Legislature now in session changes the law,) oxcept in cases where parties have built new structures. All new structures erected between the 1st of January, 1891, and the 1st of January, 1892, haye to be assessed, and together with the Personal Property, examined by the Township Boards of Assessors; and where parties have inad? any changes in their Realty, in the way of selling or buying, they must get their Returns made by the 20th of February, 1892, or the changes cauuot be made. Building and Loan Associations, Life, Fire, and all other" Insurance Companies, are taxable. Farm products, such as Cotton, Corn, Peas, (fee, on hand the 1st of January, 1892, are not taxable, but all those articles on hand the 1st day of August, 1891, are taxable for this year, 1892. Assessors and Tax Payers will entei the first given name of the Tax Payer in full, and in backing their returns, enter their surname first, also make a separate return for each party for the Township tho prop? erty is in, and where the Tax Payer owns Real Estate to insert tho Postofliee as their place of residence, and those who only own Personal Property to give the parties name who owns the land they live on as their residence, which aids the Tax Payer as well as the County Treasurer in making the collection and preventing errors. Every male citizen between tho ages of twenty-one aud fifty yoars on the first day of January, 1892, except those incapable of earning a support from being maimed, or from other causes, shall be deemed taxable polls. All returns that are made after the twen? tieth of February next have to be placed on the Additional List, and fifty per ceut. penalty added thereto, unless prevented by sickness, or out of the County during the time of listing. Not knowing the time of listing is no excuse; and all owners of real estate might do tueit Tenants, who cannot read or take a newspaper, a great favor by making their returns, or telling them the time of listing, aud that if they fail to make their returns that the valuation has to be increased fifty per cent, unless they have a good excuse. The assessing and collecting taxes is all done now in tho same year, and we have to aggregate the number and value of all the horses, cattle, mules, etc., as well as the acres of land, lots and buildings and their value that there is in the County, and have the same on file in the Comptroller Gene? ral's office by tho thirtieth day of June each year, and from that time to the first of October each year I he Auditor and Treas? urer's Duplicate has to ho completed, and r.n abstract of the work in the Comptrol? ler's office by that time, which will show, at a glance, that the Auditor has n# time to take in returns, or anything else much, between the first day of March and the first day of October each year, but work on the books and blanks. Therefore, hope that all Tax Payers will do us the favor of making their returns in time. THOMAS J. WEBB, Auditor Anderson County. Dec 3, 1S91_22_2 NOTICE. TO those who are indebted to me for professional services, I beg to say that I am compelled to be absent from home for some weeks in deference to my health, and that payment may bo mado to Friersor. it Cochrftti. who are my author lied collectors, and who have my books and accounts. I am in great neod of mon? ey, and would appreciate prompt settle? ment. I have worked hard for you, and consider it only reasonable that you should oomo to my aid now. Very le-pecrfnily and t*nly, E. O. FRI15RSON, M. D. MOT 2?, 1891 23 t CHRISTMAS. Yes, ye;-, this I see, That something done has got to be, For those boys, six feet high, Have packed goods to the sky. Yes, yes, this I know, Tliat D. C. Brown has made it so ; Bacon down and Sugar cheap, And on Flour ho can't be beat, Yes, yes, this is condence, Selling Candy at eight cents, For old man Deck is a mighty boy, And he's going to sell the Xtnas Toy. Yes, yes, this is rash, They are selling for the cash ; Credit none, but honor all, Selling goods to lar?e and small. D. C. BROWN & BRO., No. 6 Webb Clock. 1HP0ETANT NOTICE. jA_LL vi ho owe me by Note or Account or for Guano, are requested to call and settle. You will feel better, aud I will feel a great deal better. A. B, TOWERS. w AND PEICE8 TO SUIT. lime. ILL SELL UNTIL FURT HER NOTIFIED? 3 pound Tomatoes Oc. per Can .'?pot cash, 2 pound Tomatoes 7c per Can spot cash. Green Corn 10c per Can spot cash. Salmon 11c. per Can spot cusli. Sardine? 5c per can ?>'Ui Cash. Starch ?IJc. per pound Knot cash. Snap 3Jc p?T ponnd s[u>t cish. R'UM!.s $1 DO to ?J in per b ix spot cash. Engli.-h Currants 7?: per pound spot cash. Candy 6jc. per ponnd by 'he package *p<>! c;-h. Northern Applet St 00 per bushel spot cash. CocounutS 5 c euch spot cash. Recollect these are spot cash figures. None will he chi rged fur thirty days LIGON & LEDBETTER, Wholesale find Retail Grocer.s, Anderson, S. 0. The Tireless Toilers for Trade! No. 42 Granite Row, ARE AFTER YOUR PATRONAGE, And are going to have at least a portion of it, if fair dealing will get it. ThEY don't ciuim the Largest Stock, but they have WHAT YOU WANT in GROCERIES, in ike FRESHEST GOODS, LOWEST PRICES and courteous service. WE HAVE THE BEST ASSORTMENT OF CANNED GOODB ! IN THE CITY. "We buy direct from the manufactory, and will sell as cheap as any house in the State, taking freights in consideration, either wholesale or retail. Our Stock of Christmas Goods is the Best ws Ever Had. GrIVE US A. CALL. We have Fifty Boxes of RAISINS that must be sold. We have a Case of FIGS just imported from Liverpool. D. S. MAXWELL, & SON, Ho. 5 Chiqnola Place. FOB ? " ? IF s OHE say we are not Headquarters for CHRISTMAS GOODS, TOYS, &c., but when you see our Stock, so varied and well assorted, and everything to please the Children, and the PRICES IN REACH OF ALL, then you will say you have been misinformed by three who think differently. Don't lake our word, but come?we will price and show you around, and if yon arc not pleased, don't buy. It will cost you nothing to look arouud and price oar Goods. We know we can show you the prettiest Store in Anderson, and we will undersell auy one. Cups and Saucers 15c, Vases 10c to 25c, Cups and Saucers 15c, Plates 30c. Crockery, Gla3.s and Tin Ware very cheap. STOVES A. SPECIALTY We buy your RAGS, BEESWAX and HIDES-dry or green. Come and see us. Yours very truly, PEOPLES & BURPJSS. A. N. TODD. E. P. VANDIVER. R. W. BROWN, M.;D. w, A. IT. TODD & CO., SUCCESSORS TO TODD BROS. E ARE FILLING IN A COMPLETE LINE OF DSUGS AND MEDICINES, PAINTS, OILS, &c, And are receiving a Large and Elegant assortment of Toilet Articles and Fan? cy Goods, Call and see us. A share of your patronage will be appieciated. Our motto is square and honest dealing, with prices to suit the times. A. N. TODD & CO., No. 4 Hotel Chlquola Block. P. S.?All persons indebted to Todd Eros, will please make settlementat once with us, and save cost of collecting by law. A. N. T. & CO. IF-ZRTJTTS, FRUITS! A FRESH STOCK OP FRUITS, including SEEDLESS RAISINS, CLEAN? ED CURRANTS, and everything necessary for your Christmas Cake. Also, lots of? APPLES, ORANGES, BANANAS, PEARS, GRAPES, NUTS and FANCY CANDIES. Supply of Oat Flake, Buckwheat Flours and New Orleans Syrup just received. W. H. HARRISON & CO. No. 1> Month Mufu Ntreet, Anderson, S, C? A IB II :a d For the next Thirty Days at ? irv ? DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, BOOTS, SHOES, HATS, TRUNKS, CLOTHING-, &c. Our Stock of DRESS GOODS is complete, consisting of the latest styles in Henrietta, Cashmrre, Serge, Mohair, Flannel, &c. We would call special attention to our line of BLACK GOODS, which cannot be beat in the City. SILKS?A nicti linn of Silk?, comprising the latest styles of Faille, Bengaline, Pean de Soie, Surah, China, &c. * BLANKETS, BLANKETS. A big lot of Blankets, Comforts and Quilts cbeap. FLANNELS. Red and White wool Flannels. Also, a big lot Cotton Flannels, while and colored. CLOTHING, CLOTHING?CHEAP, CHEAP, Overcoats almost at your own price. BOOTS AND SHOES That must be sold. A large stock of the Andereon Shoe aud Lmther Co's. Homemade Shoes?the beet on the market, every pair guaranteed. Our Stock-taking season is near at hand, and in order to reduce our stock we have slaughtered the prices. Come and sec, and be convinced we mein what we Bay. They muBt be sold. Yours truly, SYLVESTER I3LECKLEY COMPANY. To those who owe tin ire will say that lie money must come. We cannot run onr business without mo.jey, and we insist that you come iu and make some arrangement about your debts, bo as to save you trouble and expense. We mean brjygtaejQ, 3? 3? Q0? IPOPHTLA-K, NO. 37 GRANITE ROW. BIGGEST and FINEST LINE OF FINE SHOES, For Ladies, Gents, Misses and Children, Ever seen in Anderson, AT PRICES THAT CAN'T BE EQUALLED. To our Friends in the Country : DON'T forget us when you come to Town, and don't believe the slick tongue, long-winded fellow* when thiiv say they can beat ray price?, for I am HEADQUARTERS on BOOTS and 8 HOES. I HAVE A FIRST CLASS SHOE SHOP In rear of my Store, where you can get your Re* pairing done -jheap. Fine work a specialty. All work no', done satisfactorily in baud sewing, hand welt?, or i n the finest hand turned goods, no charge will be made. Yours, aexious to please, O. B. VANWYCK COMPOUND SYRUP RED CLOVER, FOR ALL BLOOD DISEASES, MANUFACTURED AND SOLD ONLY BY ORE & SLOAN". * We respectfully invite the at? tention of our friends to the fact that we sell the Standard High Grade Kerosene Oil at 13c. per gallon. Best grade, pure water white Oil at 15c per gallon. Large Lump Gloss Starch at 5c per pound. In fact, we are reducing prices on everything in our house. Call every time you are in town, and see our New Goods and new Prices. Always truly. s C. S. MINOR AND l$t. STORE. / THAT STOLjETM HORSE! HAS NEVER SEIN RECOVERED, JLILTID THE THIEF Is still at large; but our friend*, aflfpreciating our n sfortunes, have cheerfully^ rallied to our help, and for the pa:it/[en days our sales have exceeded our most san? '? guine expectations. But having Uftree entrances to our Store enablei us to accom- m modate the crowds that throng thf? "Broadway" of Anderson. We have now our Stock replete with erery'lvng nA^jed about home. The "latch string" of our "EVERYBODY'S STORE," Is still on the "outside*"^!nd we will cheerfully "show you 'round." Don't forget ?two doors below th^Mammoth'' Alliance Store. *T E. 6. FANT, Propristor. f A. EVINS BROWNE, Manager.