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.V. (r. THOMAS
Beaufort S. C., Nov.? 2 1876.
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One Year, 00
Six Month., 1 00 |
of oiiio.
For Presidential Electors.
At Large.?C. C. BO WEN.
First District.?T. B. JOHNSTON.
Second District.?T. HURLEY.
Third District.?W. B. NASH.
Fourth District.?WILSON COOK.
Fifth District.?W. F. MYERS.
For Sect'y of State,
For Comp.-General,
For State Treasurer,
For Att'y--General,
For State Sup't of Education,
For Adj't Inspector-General,
For Solicitor Second Circuit,
S. J. LEE.
There were quite a number of ladies
present to hear Gen. Hampton on Thursday,
who must have been shocked with
the vulgar stories aud profaue language of
the speakers. We have never atteuded
? a meeting where so much Jprofane language
was used by speakers. It told bad
for the morals of the party, and as the
meeting was opened with prayer, and
" - 1
happened on the democratic last ana
prayer day it was all the more aggravating.
We know some well disposed Hampton
men"who after leaving the meeting
made up their minds to vote for Chamberlain.
Gov. Chamberlain has given the people
good government?a fact acknowledg- ,
ed by the democracy. Geu. Hampton
-only gives you promises' As an honest
citizen and a reasonable man. should you ,
not prefer Gov. Chamberlaiu with a con- ^
tinuatiou of good government to Hampton
and promises thai he will never ful-1
fill. ]
Gen. Wadu Hampton had a splendid '
opportunity in Beaufort on Thursday to
deny the charges made by Mr. Maekey
against him, He did however deny that j
he was not a citizen or a carpet bagger, 1
but we suppose he was too "high toucd" i
to notice the fact that he was not a tax- ]
payer or property holder, or that he had t
$12,000 of State funds, the sum was too J
* - ?4 ! i
IllSlglllUUUIJU | .
The objections that have so often been ^
made by the southern democrats to "nig- j '
gers" and republicans who were willing : "
to extend all the rights their manhood j
entitled them to, seems to have entirely I
disappeared. The meeting at Beaufort
was a labored attempt to capture the ne j
gro vote, and as to the meeting at Early ' 1
Branch they actually discriminated j
against the whites in favor of the colored j *
people. This campaign has proved one j (
thing, that democrats will go as far as ; (
republicans in concession to the negroes j I
when they have "an axe to grind." j t
The people should bear in mind that *
(jcii. Wade Hampton makes no charges i
of corruption against the administration , 6
of Gov. Chamberlain, neither does he de-;
jjy the charges that Mr. Mackey made
Against him. Therefore when Hampton '
speaks of reform. it has ?>ersonal refer- j a
to ai 1 not :\u present *d t
iu uisiration. c
Gen. Wade Hampton said at the meeting
at Deaufort that he had no interest
in any other State but South Carolina.
The tax books show that he has no interest
at all in this State, and that ho dot s
not have interest enough in the government
to pay even a poll tax.
JrmiE Cooke and his party walked out
to the depot rather than ride in the carriages
owned , as they said, * 'by damned
radical nggers. rerhaps the .Judge
had lost hi.4 iinmov at poker, and thought
a a ( ! ii I .! iti.ii. i.. ? <.? 'i
ilie pr I- j. .t.? j.wli, .
* ^
V\ iiikk Gen. Hampton and his followers
are crying reform, they do not point
out a single evil in Gov. Chamberlain's
administration to reform. They admit
they have had good government for two
years; but that proclamation and troops
seems to worry them. The worst worrying
will be over Chamberlain's majority.
Bitlkk and Gary made an agreement
to call a taxpayers conventio 1 to bull the
bouds of this State, and were to receive
teu per cent, of the profits, the people
fell into line, went to the convention and
were sold.
Butler and Gaiy were also in the convention
that nominated Hampton, aud it
is r asonable to suppose that the secret
session was had for the purpose of fixing
up a plan to pay the conversion bonds
and Blue Bidge Scrip.
Whatever interruption was made at
the Hampton meeting so far as it relates
to Judge Cooke was caused by the profane
abuse of the police by Cooke and au
overdose of whiskey that effected the
Judge's noddle.
The citizens of Beaufort some time
ago welcomed Gov. Chamberlain in the
following language :
"You are the first Governor since reconstruction
that has kept faith with the
people by keeping the pledges and promises
upon cutering the responsible office
you hold.
"You have cut the gordian knot and it
is our sincere wish that you may have the
opportunity of another term of office.''
Gen. Hampton and all the democratic
speakers except Judge Cooke were entertained
at private residences in town.
Judge Cooke and the band were quartered
at the hotel.
The A ncs and Courier says " it is a
sacrifice for such men as Hampton, Simpson
and Connor to accept office in South
Carolina. Well the people are too kind
hearted to accept the services of such
valuable gentlemen at the very low salaries
now prevailing. They will leave
them for two years longer, at least, to
attend to their private affairs. Don't
worry, gentlemen.
S. D. Gilbert, School Commissioner,
has been absent for more than three
.1. . 3 fi:. -t
luuiiuis aim in v-uuftcqueuvHJ Ol ills aoseuce
the schools have Dot been opened. Mr.
Gilbert is at present writing democratic
letters foi the Boston papers, instead of
performing his duty as School Commissioner.
No time during the canvass have the
prospects of the republican party been so
bright, and they are growing brighter every
day. The national canvass has been
pushed with vigor, and it is more than
certain that Hayes and Wheeler will receive
243 of the electoral vote. The "solid
South" is broken and South Carolina,
North Carolina, Mississippi and Louisi
ana are sure tor Hayes and Wheeler, and
giving New York aud Indiana to Tilden
Hayes is sure to be the next President.
The people of this country are not willing
to ;rust the government to the hands
of the party that sought to destroy it a
few years ago.
If Gen. Hampton was the "high-toned
rentlemau" as he would have the world
oclieve; he would not coutinue the down ight
lying in regard to what Hon. R. B.
HHliott said iu the convention in reference
o Mr. Chamberlain. He knows that Mr.
Elliott never made any such assertions as
te charges, and lie must know that (Jen.
Sliioit has denied on the stump and in
rnblic prints that he ever made use of
uch language.
A candidate for the high office of Gov;rnor
who will continue in wilfull misrepesentation,
when he knows the contrary,
ught not to receive the votes of honest
i ^ >
Wk understand that Kansorn Ward has j
rithdrawn as a candidate for Clerk of
?ourt on the democratic ticket, and H.
J. Judd, the defea cd candidate for th: t
osition in the republican convention, is
o be placed on the democratic ticket in
dace of Mr. Ward. All republicans
hould be wide awake for these tickets on '
lection day. All tickets with Judd'si
lame upon them are put out iu the inter-1
st of the democratic party.
Some of our citizens who a few weeks j
go said there was no need of troops in ,
!.e Sr iit\ waa: to have a company lo-1
ated iu Beaufort.
Gov. Chamberlain tele era plied to the
X. Y. Tribune a letter three columns and '
; a half long describing soiuc of the
murderous work of the rifle clubs in South
Carolina, and justifying his applicaton for j
, United States troops to assi-t the power-'
; less civil authorities in preserving the
I peace. It is an exceedingly graphic and i
| forcible statement of the condition of affairs
in this State, and we would gladly
j publish it entire if our space permitted, j
In this letter the Governor narrates the'
ri.vin -?n?l pr???!iess of the Kllenfon riots
I ' < u Iiiii* \? 11 -1* :i I'im nt i lit hull
divd-ti .ipliu<'-U ail-! 11 vtii'Lui'I npp'iiij
ers o?r Keformcr Tilden had surrounded
; eight v or ninety frightened negroes in a
I swamp, and were about to fulfill their
threat to kill every one of them, when
j Capt. Lloyd of the J 8th United States In!
fantry, arrived upon the scene with a
company of soldiers and prevented a mascre
which must have far surpassed in csJ
tent the Hamburg butchery, and perhaps
j rivalled that of Fort Pillow. Before this
merciful intervention the rifle clubs had
killed and wounded many negroes in the
vicinity, shooting them down wherever
found; and even afterwards, when pretending
to disband and return home, they
' shot several whom they chanced to meet
|by the way.
Gen. Wade Hampton is a bankrupt,
and does not pay a dollar of tax to the
State, he does not own a foot of land in
South Carolina. He abandoned the State
in 18G5, and now after eleven years ab
sence, comes back to South Caro.ina and
asks the people to elect him Governor.
This is what may be termed cheek.
Proof by the reports and records were
produced in support of ail that has been
said against Wade Hampton and his
ticket, which up to date has received no
denial by the democrats.
We would suggest that the democrats
produce some little proof in support of
what they say against republicans. The
people are getting tired of assertions, and
naturally enough would like to see some
of the assertions proven.
It is surprising how they torture the
truth in the reports of democratic meeting.
The report of the meeting at Beaufort
has disgusted many honest democrats
who have come to the conclusion that the
best thiugs they can do for the State is to
vote for Governor Chamberlain.
Biuck Pomeroy says that lilden inot
honest enough for hini to support.
As the Jubilee riigeis have it, uNow>
isn't that hard?"
On the 7th of November every voter
should use his influence in preserving the
peace, and in securing a quiet orderly
election. Avoid all kind of disturbance
on that da}*.
Mr. Tilliman, candidate for Congress
did not speak at the democratic meeting
on Thursday in Beaufort, he seems to
have uphill work. Ilis appearance is
enough to beat him for Congress even k
with his own party.
As a rule the republicans who are supporting
Hampton were either bad republican,
or chronic" office seekers who have
been disappointed.
Beware of split tickets on election day?
sec that you vote the straight republican
ticket, and see that your friends are no:
deceived by counterfeit republican tickets.
There will be all sorts of dodges resorted
to at the election.
A Well-known wall street financier,
stated in private conversation that he had
feared, in the event of the election of Mr
T.'lJrtw pawiauo finonnlol fi?Anklo \ xr tkn j
JLIIUCU, Dtlivuo uuauviui uvuwiv i; tuv
depreciation of the Government and oth- 1
er securities. <
? i
In a recent speech Wade Hampton said |
that "the whole United States am y, if {
thrust upon us, would not change the <
vote of one democrat in South Carolina." (
They would not want to change it; they (
are as strong for home rule and good j
goverumeut as we are." He would be
glad, he said, to see troops there, wi.shed ^
there was a "company at every voting ,
place in South Carolina on election day,"
and knew they could not,"le made the j
tools of Gov. Chamberlain." ,
This being the case the fuss that is be- j
ing made about the President's proclamation
is unnecessary. ' (
The Democrats are particularly unfor- *
tunate in the case of Governor Chamber- ^
lain, of South Carolina. A few months
ago Democrats showered praises upon j
him, and leading Democratic journals declared
that the honest men of the State
should sec that no other candidate was
nominated against him. Democratic ^
speakers and Democratic papers nrgucd
that the way to peace in South Carolina
and the way to refonn was in the re-electiou
of Governor Chamberlain. After
saving thus they chose another course,
and now abuse the man they praised. i
It is now only a question of majority j J
whether the republican ticket will be ! t
elected bv 10,000, 15,000 or 20,000. liepublicans
contend for the latter figures.
Nervous democrats are down to 5,000.
i m a
" Accept the fifteenth amendment, i
but prevent its enforcement*' the (chief j (
plank in the platform of the Hampton
? i ^ i
The South Carolina correspondent of
the New York Herald says it is fully coneeded
that there is 24,000 republican majority
in this state and yet the democrats
expect to overcome it.
It is amusing to hear men who came
to South Carolina with their elbows
through their sleeves, to enlighten the
poor negroes and till their pockets, talk
about carpet-baggers, and Hampton and
I'care. A-5 a rule it is jn<t this class of
n ?i* -11 .viei p?v:t<-h Ilaliipton.
lie n11*w Vilio hroti- hi tie I?*u-t to th?'
state are the loudest mouthed and most
self important.
One hundred repeaters have arrived
in the State from Baltimore to vote for
" Hampton and Peace " The republicans
will be on the lookout to hand these
fellows over to the U. S. Marshal.
u Tiie republicans of Beaufort behaved
respectfully to General Hampton.
They heard him without interruption and
his speech might have done good lor tiie
democratic cause. But when it was attempted
to palm Judge Cooke off as a
republicau. it was too revolting. That lie
was too bloated and too dirty to go down.
The republicans should have gone away
and thus shown their contempt for the
spaniel who was but a little while ago
whining for the favor of Whipper, and
who now licks the hand of Hampton, and
who, after the election, will return again
to his vomit. We are sorry that they
perniitted^themselves to follow the man
ncrs of democrats af republican meetings.
Free speech should be accorded even to
Cooke. "
It is unnecessary for the Union Herald
to apologize for Cooke, we know he was
drunk, and not responsible for the profane
abuse, or insolent manner he addressed
the people, it was only done for
political effect, and every body saw
through it, it was so thin.
Following the clergy bankers, butchers
green grocers, barbers, hotel waiters, etc.
appropriately come the " northern born''
residents of Charleston, fifty-three in
nnmKor tn aire a eertifiente flint the rifle
clubs arc as harmless as doves and South
Carolina democrats are pure as angels.
More than half these signers are old citizens
of Charleston, who have in times
past expressed equal confidence i i the
divinity of slavery and righteousness of
s jccssion aud rebellion. Like al! converts
and renegades they have been obliged to
be even more ready to " protest " than
those who are native and to the manner
born. The Yankee slave driver was the
hardest of the hard, and the Yankee
dough-face is a sycophant of the sycopants.
It was the existence frr the south
of such northern born residents which
caused the average southerner before the
war to consider 1 imself equal in battle to
five Yankees. He'was right as to that
kind. Some of the signers were confederate
soldiers, ethers blockade runners,
others northern copperheads, others keep
oyster saloons, bars, or peddle soda water.
There are a few clerks in southern
houses who have their places at stake,
along with the porters and three or four
cotton buyers. That make up the crowd
There is consolation in knowing that
those who use them despise them as
much as we do.
Governor Chamberlain's Record.
Howard Carroll, the well koowo " Ii.
C " of the New York Time34 who has
been quoted all over the South as au
impartial and tearless observer in a recent
letter to his paper speaks as follows
regarding the record of Governor Chamberlain
For two years he steadily fought corruption
in his own party and among
the Democrats ; he has prevented the
ignorant negroes from accepting bribes
and supporters of Hampton from giving
them; armed with the power, he has
stood between the taxpayers and jobs of
every discription. He has been more
careful of the people's interest than his
cwu. The politicians of both parties villi5ed
and slandered him becamse he was
jo, but the people, the taxpayers of
South Carolina, appreciated, or seemed
jo appreciate, what he was doing for
:hem, and for a time Daniel H. Chamccrlain
was the most honored man in the
Palmetto State. Three months ago his
craises were sounded lar and near, and
nen of all parties vied with each other
n lauding him as u the noble young re'ormer,
" To-day all this is changed,
tnd why ? Simply because Mr. Charncerlaiu
was bold enough, true enough to
lenounce the Hamburg massacre as it
leserved; because he proved that the rii
i c mi i J UJ j
16 CIUUS UI XMieillUU cluu juu^cuciu uic
nade up of lawless cut-throats and cold
ilooied murderers. These are the Govjrnor's
faults. He is a Republican ; he
i-.s dared to tell the truth; he has shown
0 the world that the shot-gun leaders
ire corwardly assassins, and he is using
(very means in his power to punish them
or their crimes.
Too Ignorant for GoTernor.
[Boston Jcurnal.]
In addition to the other objections to
iVade Hampton, he prwes to be too iglorunt
for Governor of South Carolina.
Cor iustance, he recently said in a speech:
' Did the colored people present know
hat were they in Massachusetts, Mr.
Chamberlain's State, they could not cast
1 vote ? They might walk up to the
lolls with the Governor, and while
'hnniberlain could vote, the colored men .
could not. The state of things he describes
never existed iu Massachusetts.
The National Republican publishes
the following as a copy of a contract
mane about the time of the tax-payers
convention of 1 ST 1, in which Butler and
Gary, we believe were delegates. What
connection it had with any reports made
' on the financies we leave our readers to
i judge: &tate of New York, city of New
I York, in supreme court. Lysander D.
j Childs and John 1'. Southern, plaintifi
against Win. K. Everett & Co., de
?x"?* Ml', I.:l\vr-n<-.-.
.\i.u Voitu. Ajril I Till I >7 I.
Whereas the undeiv-igned being desirous
to take action to reinstate the value
of the bonded debt of the state of Soutl
Carolina, it is hereby agreed, the under
sigucd agree to pay to M. C. Butler anc
M. W. Gaiy ten per cent, of the nei
gains that may arise from the purchast
and sale of at.least $">00,(XX) of said stat<
bonds, the increase to be measured bj
the advance due from an indorsement o
the public meetings to be held on oi
about May next, at Columbia, approving
the payment in full of all the presen
bonded debt of the state. Agree to u.s<
their best efforts to that effect in consid
eration of said ten per centum specially
. Wm. E. Everett,
L. D. Ciulds,
J. B Palmer, pcrT. D. C
J. P. southern.
We accept the terms of the abovi
agreement. M. C. Butler,
M. W. Gart,
Delegates from Edgefield county t
Democratic Tax-payers' convention.
f ?4^4
Pocotaligo, S. C., Oct. 2Sth. 1876
Editor Standard <? Commercial:
The series of meetings begining at thi
place and Gillisonville on Monday th
23rd and continuing on Tuesday at Rol
ertville, Wednesday at Lawtonville an<
culemiuating at Matthews Bluff oi
Thursday were the largest and most hai
monious aud enthusiastic meetings eve
held in these sections since Beconstruc
tion. It has been my good fortune t<
canvass this county from the cotton field
on the Barnwell line to the sea in ever;
election both general aud special sine
the celebrated contest between Geu'
Smalls and Whipperin 1872 but thes
meetings have far outshadowed any ]
have before attended as well for barmou;
and enthusiasm as for numbers and de
termination to stand by the rcpublicai
nom inees.
If the democrats find any peculiar sat
isfaction in the manufacture and distri
but'nn of the thousauds of lies witl
which their papers teem about the host;
of colored men tha; are daily joininj
?i?..... ?
their party tney are quae weieuuie i
contiuue but I am sure and certaii
that on election day some body will b<
most damnably taken back. No greatc
farce was ever put in operation an<
forced upon the credulity of a peoph
since politics became practical than thi
newspaper campaign the democratic pc
liticians srv carrying ou in this State
But the worst of the thing is that thei
boasted chivalry are asses enough to be
'ieve or affect to believe that Wade
Hampton will be elected. 0 te stole
These meetings were severally address
ed by Messrs. N. B. Myers, T. II
Wheeler and S. Jones Bampfield wh<
were joined by Mess. Miller and Gantt al
Matthews Bluff. The latter had attendee
very large meetings at Early Branch anc
Branson and drove across to the Bluff or
Thursday accouipauied by the Hayes anc
Wheeler club from Branson mounted anc
in command of Mr. George Bellenger.
Space will not permit even an epitome
of the speeches delivered at these meet
ings, and therefore I shall not attempi
here to do more than allude to them in
general terms. At Lawtonville thert
could not have been less than one thou
.sand persons present, who were aglow
with enthusiasm, and seemed to drink in
every word that fell from the lips of the
The meeting was first addressed by Mr.
Wheeler, who spoke for an hour and three
quarters greatly to the delight and edifi.
cation of his hearers. He picked to
pieces the characters of Wade Hampton
and his crew, showed the hollowness ol
their pretended friendship and good will
towards the colored people, and wound
up by knocking the bottom out of their
: pretended effort to reform the goverm
I rnent, and showed that it was only anoth"
i er attempt to regain power. Mr. Wheeler
seems to be quite a favorite among the
republicans of the up country, and has
done yeoman service for the republican
cause in that section. He was followed
by Mr. Bampfield, who spoke at great
length upon the various questions at issue
and was followed by Mr. Myers, who
dealt the democracy some telling blows.
He showed that the democrats were insincere
in their cry of honesty and capa
b'.lity as the only test for office when they
nominated men for positions on their
county ticket, and for the responsible position
of county commissioners who could
neither road nor write, fie showed the
utter falsity of their claim that theirs was
a movement of the taxpayers of the State,
when the very head and front of their
ticket, Wade Hampton, was one who docs
not pay a single dollar worth of taxes in
the State. He dwelt at some length upon
the bait which they were holding out
to the colored people to catch votes for
Hampton and his crew, iu the shape of a
county ticket, and showed the utter falsity
of their every pretension?concluding
by urging the colored people to stand firm
against the threats and importunities of
the democrats and cast their votes as a
unit for the entire republican ticket which
was responded to by th<* wildest cnthusii
asm and shouts of "we will stand firmly 1
by the old flag.
The entire up country is a unit for the
republican ticket. The people of that
section never better understood their duty
thau now nor have they ever shown a
more determined spirit to do it on the
| day of election, the innumerable derooI
cratic lies to the contrary notwithstand'
I ing. On the 7th of November there will
! be dug by the thousands of republican
I votes of this county a pit so vast and deep
j that will bury eternally the last lingering
j vestige of democracy. Let the other
I counties do their duty and Beaufort will
not bo backward in doing hers and on
i lit: .sth ? ! XowiiiImt \v?* will write over '
ihegravoof tin: fallen fortunes of Jlainpton
and his crew. "Let them rest in
' peace. Ipids.
t i
t I have been reliably informed that R.
j N. Wright colored, and one W. Jones,
j colored members of the democratic club
7 in this place are circulating reports
f among the democrats that the republicans
intend to create a riot on election day.
j Therefore I desire to inform the citit
zens that there is no such intention on
i the part of republicans and that we intend
- to have a quiet and peaceable election,
f and to secure such a result there will be
a sufficient force of U. S. Marshals and
Supervisors to arrest any persons who
may interfere with voters, wbethcr they
. be democrats or republicans.
The above report has been circulated
e with malicious intent, to injure the republican
party and to create unnecessary
alarm among the people.
I have made it my special business to
0 see that sufficient force will be present on
election day and that the U. S. Commissioners
are instructed to spare no efforts in
' preserving quiet and order.
I have reason to believe that Wright
s and Jones have been paid by some evil
e minded persons to disturb the peace and
*- quiet of our town for political effect.
1 Very Respectfully
a Robkrt Smalls.
r [email protected] The finest ship and the largest
. one in the merchant marine service that
-j has ever bceo in southern waters, is the
5 Harvey Mills now loadiug at Port Royal
y with cotton. This fine vessel is 250 feet
p long 43 feet beam and 29 feet depth of
j, hold and has three full decks and when
e ]oadcd will carry from seven to eight
[ thousand bales of cotton. This ship
y draws when loaded, dead weight, 25 feet
i_ and measures 2,186 65-100 tons, and
j carries a crew of thirty men, she Ls the
fourth ship in size in the U. S., is bran
. new, and was only launched on Sept 1st,,
and the first trip is to this port. Ever}'
3 stick of timber in the Harvey Mills was
s sawed at the mills of D. C. Wilson and
j, Co., at this place. This ship is the finest
[) shape and build and is a triumph in nai
val architecture and is the pride of her
, builders, Messrs. Mills & Co., of Thomr
aston, Me., her, sailng qualities-arc une]
quailed for a vessel of her size, having
, made the trip from Thomastou in twelve
g days against head winds, sjxlecn hour?
h ot this time she was in a hurricane uuder
bure poles. This ship is furnished with
r spacious cabius containing all the conve_
uieuces of a first-c'ass dwelling. The quar?
ters for the sailors, work thopsand store.
rooms are lurge and roomy, and would
make an ordinary sized ship. The cost
r of building was about $125,000. Theship
is commanded by Capt. W. F. Mills and
3 is consigned to the Augusta Cotton Press
5 Co., who pay $23,000 for the trip to EngI
gland, and is to be loaded in about fort/
| days. What a noise Charleston and Sa}
vannah would make if a vessel of this
I size could only get over their bars*
' Nasby reports great joy at the Corners
over the news from " Injeanny, " He
writes to the Toledo Blade that a meet^
ing was organized at once to reap the
fruits of the victory, and thus describes
what action was taken : u Wc isliood a
proclamation to the carpit-baggers in the
county, that we shood not yoo-e violence
to rid ourselves uv them, ef it wuz possible
to avoid it, but we gave em, nods
that we wood ueither buy uv em, sell
to em, or employ em in any possible way.
We give em, notis, also, that votin for
Hayes constitutid a carpit-bagge., and in
the intrest of peace we shood promptly
shoot every one wich perposed to wanton
, ly outrage us by proposin to do sich a
thing. Peace we must bev ef we hev to
kill'every carpit-bagger and nigger in the
county to git it The next mornfn wc
held another meetio to git our claims
agin the government in some kind uv
shape. We found that in almost every
ii stance the citizens hed got cm too low.
For instance, Dcekin Program had a
claim for a mule, a lot uv sweet potatoes
and six lengths uv rail fence. He hed
put this in for 86,000 only wich wuz absurdly
low. Ef the half goes to the reform
lobby, and the expenses uv election
a reform congris must be taken out th
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sainted deekin won t nev more man *1,500
left wich uv course he can't stand.
We raised the claim to $10,000, wich will
leeve him enuff to take care of hisself in
his old age, wich he will needr ez I shel
probably board with him. Giptain MPclter
hed his claims in for $6,000, wich
we raised to $15,000. Isaaker Gavitt's
wuz put up from $8,000 to $20,000, and
so on around, The Corners alone hez
claims now ready for bein actid on to the
amount of $345,000, wich wuz the result
of Federal occupancy uv this section for
jest two days. We feel that Kentucky
made a great mistake in not secedin, for
ef we hed gone out reglerly. and hed
troops on our soil a month, we cood hcv
put in bills for ten times the amount.
We envy Georgia, and them states. "
l&? It is said that a company of troops
are to be sent to Bcaufort?during electior,
they wil 1 help busiuess and be handy to
send up the road. ,
1876. FALL 1876 ..
For the Season,
John Cooper's
Together with a complete stock of
TA T) V n f\ HOC
i; IV 1 VJ KJ KJ u & ,
fancy goods, Ac.
*11 of which ke offers at prices to suit the liw ?
Special KTotioe.
i> of the British Brig DcrweDt will be responible
for debts contracted by any of the crew.
*1.000 that Gen'l Hampton will be elected
Governor of 8outh Carolina can be accommodated ^
at this office. Put up or shut up.
rtnnn Can't be made by crery agent every
1 IIIIII month in the business we furnish, but
Aalalal those willing to work can easily earn a
|(fUWW dozen dollars a day right in their own
ocalities. Have no ro jin to explain here. Business
pleasant and honorable. Women, and boys
and girls do as well as iucn. We will furnish you ft
complete Outfit free. The business pays bette
than anything etae. We will liear expense of atartr
ingyou. Particulars free. Write and see. Farmer"
and mechanics, their sons and daughters, and al*
classes in need of paying work at home,should write
to us and U-arn all about the work at once. New
is the time. Don't delay. Address TftCh A Co. ,1
Augusta Maine.
Are now prepared to fur
nish Ice in any quantity Customers
may desire, fro? their Ice House,
Seventh Street. .
.27 t-f
Beaitort, 8. C. Oct. 16tb 1876.
NOTICE is hereby given to ail person selling
spfcritous liquors-In this County who have nul
taken oot licenses, that proceedings will lie instituted
againse them if settlwBeat Is not made at once.
Clerk of Board.
Assessment Notice 1!
All persons owning or having control
of nwf mil estate on perxmal property
wit bin the limits U the Town ot Feet Royal arw
hereby notified to list the mix tor taxstita aadi
make* return tbeseoitothe Town Treasurer between
the 1st and 10th dry of November next.
Persons failing to make a retwro within the time
prescribed will be Hable to pay a peaat; <A 50 petm
cent in addition to their regular f*x,
m. R. cooper.
Port Royal S. C. Oct 17th 1876.
Augusta, C,*., Oct. 25,1876.
On and after thivdiUe all freights by P. It. 1L
for Beaufort Statfon, must be ?cttiod.for at time >f
Ag-nt, Beaufort, 8. C.
IN Accordance with the decree of the Court la
this ca?e, will be sold at public sale at Port Royal
South Carolina on the seventh day of December*
j876, between II o'clock, a. 3TS and 3 o'clock. B..1C
to the highest hifiifct; a If and singular tBe Port
Royal Railroad, extending from the waters of Port
Royal Harbor, South Carolina to the City of Augusta,
State of Georgia, const ituting with its turn-outs,
and side tracks one hundred and eighteen miles o_
w r
road well constructed and in good order,?also alj
the lands acquired by the Port Royal Railroad.
Company for right of way, depot grounds and other
All tracks, bridges, culvert* depots station houses
engine houses, car houses machine shops, work
shops, erections, fixtures, and other structures now
held by the Port Boysl Railroad Company, and
situated in the counties of Beauf irt, Barnwell, and
Aiken State ofSouth Carolina, and in the county of
Richmond, State of Georgia, also all locomotives
tenders, cars rolling stock, equipments, machinerytools
implements, materials for constructing and
repairing, and fuel on hand for the use of the said
road. Also the corporate franchises under It*,
original charter or any of the amendments thereto
and all other franchises whatsoever, possessed by
the said road. Also the endowments, income, reversions,
remainders, toll* and all the estate right title
and interest present or prospective, of the said Port
Royal Rail row! in the said property- and rights and v
every part and parcel thereof.
One third cosh remainder in three equal annual
nstallments with seven per cent. Interest, payable
semi-annually from, day of sale, secured by bond of
the purchaser with mortgage of the property. Pur
chaser to insure the depots snd other buildingf!*
and assign the policies to thejnartgageo. One buai
dred thousand dollars to be paid by the purchaser
at the close of the bidding- In case of purchase of
the said Road by holders of first mortgage bonds,
tbey are entitled to make payment in said booda?to
the extent of their pro rata share. Such bond
holders as may unite in the purchase are entitled
by the decree in this case and laws of South enroll^
na to organise as a corporation under the presea ^
cnaner 01 iuc rurt iw;n Miinwu vvui|?u; w
under the general corporation a*:t of said state aa
the majority, of the said corporators may choose
Speoin* Master..
To Holders of County Cheeks or
Audited Claims, prior to lfovem~
her 1, 1872,
IN accordance with the provisions ef a Joint Re*? 41
olution entitled M A Joint Resolution authorizing
he County Commissioners of Beaufort County tot
evy a special tax," dated April 7, 1878, and "Aa
act to amend the same," approved the 29th day of
January, 1874, sealed proitosals will be received at
tbl? office from parties holdn. checks or audited
claim contracted prior to November 1,1873, antO
THURSDAY. NOl. 9, 1876.
at 12 M? at which time said hWewill be opened
and the board of coonty commissioners will draw
orders on the Treasurer to the amount ot one tho?<*
sand dollar*, in favor of the person or persons who '
shall offer the largest per centum discount on their
checks or audited claims.
Proposals should be addressed to the chairman of
the board of County Commissioners, and endorsed
"Proposals for the settlement of Past Indebtedness
of Beaufort county.
V. S. SCOTT, '
County Commissioners ^4
TnO^. H. WlfFKLKB,
'"jerk of Board. *?bl$-4t..

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