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EDG-EEIELD, S. G., MAY 23, 1866. V0UfflE HH-Bo- ?.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
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manlike manner, and with noatnessand dispatch.
"We hare on hand a few CARRIAGES and su
perior BUGGIES, of our own manufacturo, which
we will sell low.
All kinds of REPAIRING done promptly i nd
warranted to give satisfaction.
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ment of these beautiful Rosewood finis
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Air-tight and indestructible-for protecting ant
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CgT Orders promptly filled. Terms, of course,
strictly Cash. J. M. WITT.
Edgefiold, Mar 13 tf ll
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pose of cor.duotiiig a general SALE AND
LIVERY STABLE BUSINESS.
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BUGGIES, CARRIAGES and HACKS, and
good gentle HORSES, to hiro whenever called
DROVERS will find a.uple accommodation at
Feb l-l tf 7
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GERMANIA, HANOTER, KIA UARA &
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LARS-is prepared to take risks against loss or
damage Lv Fire on liberal terms.
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Apr 23 _tf_17_
Spring and Summer
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SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS direct
from Charleston, consisting of
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BED TICK, ?tc.
Ladies, Misses and Men's HATS AND
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Gloves, Veils, Hosiery,
LAD FES, MISSES, MEN AND CHILDRENS
BOOTS AND SHOES,
SADDLES, BRIDLES, GIRTHS, SURCIN
With mnny other articles too tedious to mention,
which will l?o sold at the lowest market price for
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_Mur 21_ti 12
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JUST opened at MOUNT VINTAGE, (the late
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Dry Goods & Groceries,
BOOTS AND SHOKS,
Hats and Caps,
. AND ALL THE USUAL ARTICLES KEPT
IN COUNTRY STORES.
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al short notice. '
TERMS REASONABLE, tnd .t fair thare of
Mfa Vintage, Doff ll_ f,m50
SPE C T?A O LES ''
Jpov Old and Young
III AVK mi band ?.large and choice variety of
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; PLETB ASSORTENT OF WATCH
MATERIALS, would respectfully inform his
friends ami the publie generally that he is now
prepared to execute, with dispatch, all work
Watch Repairing Department.
fgfTAU work done by him will bo warranted.
All stvlos of HAIR WORK and SOLID GOLD
JEWELRY made to order.
TERMS CASH. No w<?rk will be allowed to
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Oct SI tf ?4
We are Coming.
" We aro coming, gently coming,'
Said the snow-flako at its birth,
" Coming down to clotho with softness
And with beauty all tho earth ;
For it ?oems so bare acd dreary,
Of it every eye must weary ;
So wc haEten at tho bidding
Of thc Holy Ono on high."
" We are coming, softly coming,"
Said thc mild caressing rain,
" Many months ago we ?eft tho eirlh,
But come wc now again ;
Very soon shall gladden mortals,
Choicest buds from spring's gay portals,
For we hasten at thc bidding
Of the Holy Ono on high.''
" We arc coming, hotly coming,"
Said the rays of fiery hue,
" To arouse the hidden seedling----,
Bring the wealth of earth to "iew ;
Birds and blossoms, bright iu beauty,
All encourage us to duty,
As we husten at the bidding
Of tho Holy One on high."
" Wo are coi ."mg, hear us oomii.g,"
Said tho breezes of the wood,
" To revive exhausted nature,
Bless tho wicked and the gool.
Now Ave cool the waters flowing,
Now wo fan the cattle lowing,
As we hasten at tho bidding
Of the Holy Ono on high."
"We are coming, see us coming,"
Said tho grass, the fruit, the grain,
"Sun has warmed, and rain bai- strengthened
Breezes blown, but not in vsin ;
Look from land, or sea, or rivir,
; From the gifts to bless the giver,
We are hastened at tho bideiug
Of the Holy One on High."
A PLEASANT LOVE STORY.
All my life loDg Thad known Mary Moore.
All my life I loved ber.
Our mothers we're old playmates and b'rst
cousins. My first recollection-is of a boy. in
a red frock aud morocco shoos, rocking a cra
dle in which reposed a sunny-haired, .blue
eyed lair- not quite a year ?dd. That boy
was myself-Harry Church; hat blue eyed
baby was Mary Moore.
Later still, 1 see myself at. the little school
howse, drawing my little chaise np to the
door, that Mary might ride 1 onie. Many a
heating have 1 gained on such occaxionp, for
oih?-r boys besides inc liked atr, aud she, J
fear, was suinething o? a llir-t, even in her
pinafore-. How elegantly she cams tripping
down thc stcps when I called ber name! how
sweetly her blue eyc6 looked ?ip at me! how
gay ly raog out her merry laugh ! That fairy
laugh ! No one but Mary cvulri ever bring
her heart eo soon to her lips! I fo?oi?e?itbat
laugh from rny days of child.?eod till I grew
an awkward, blushing youtl -1 fellowed it
through tiie -he.Ved uoon of manhood-and
now, when the frosts ot age ire .-inering iuv
Lair, anti m?ny \'-bi:dre>V^??^'lcne^m?k:
call me "father/1 1 ii:id that the memories of
youth are strong, and tba:, even in grey hairs,
? am following its music-still.
When I was li ft eeo. the lir,t great sorrow
oi my life came upon my heall. 1 was sent
ti) school, und was obliged to par! with Mary.
We were not to sse each otb sr i>>r three lovg
years! Th?<, to me, was lil e a sentence ol
death, for Mary was like life its' il* to me.
Eut bea: ts are tough things after all.
I left college ia all tbc flish ?iud vigor of
my ninetec-tb year. I was uc longer awkward
aud embarrassed. I bad grown into a tall
slender trippling, with a very good opiuion of
myself, both in general and particular- If I
thought of Mary Moore, it was to imagine
how I would dazzle and bewilder ber with
my good looks and woodcrltil attainments
never thinking that i>he might d;:zz!e and be
wilder me still more. I waa a coxcomb, I
know ; but as youth and good looks have
lied, 1 trust I may be believed when I say
that Hell' conceit has left m s also.
An advantageous propos.-. 1 wus made tome
at thai timejand, accepting it, I gave up all
idea of profession aud I prepared to go to the '
Indies. In my hurried visit home of two 3
days I (?aw nothing of Mary Moore. She had J
gone to a boarding school at soorae diitance, '
and was Dot expected hom i till the following '
May. I uttered one sigh *.o the memory of j
my little blue-eyed playmate, and then called '
myself " a mau again."
"In a year," I thought, ai the vehicle 1
whirled away from our dcor- " in a year, or 1
three years at the very most, I will return and, '
if Mary is as pretty as sie used to be, why
then, perhaps, 1 may marry her." ?
And thus I settled the. future of a young )
lady whom I had not seen for four years. I .
never thought of the pos/iibility of her refu
sing me-never dreamed that t>he would not
condescend to accept my offer. i
Bu', uow I know that, had Mary met rac i
then she would havo despised me. Perhaps
in thc scented and affected student she might
have fouiid plenty of 6po"t; but as for loving
me, or feeling the slight.;st interest in me, 1
should have perhaps foutu! that I was mistaken. ;
'India was my salvation, riot merely because
of my success, but because my laborious iu
dustty had counloraclec tho evil in my na
ture and made me a 'beiter man. "When at
the end of three years 1 prt pared LO return,
I said nothing of tho reformation iii myself
which I knew had taker place.
" They loved me a3 I wa?,*' I murmured to
myself, " and they shall find out .for them
selves whether I am bettor worth loving than
I packed up many a token, from that laud
of romance and gold, fe r the friends I hoped
to meet. The gift for Mary Moore I selected
with a beating heart; i-. was ? ring of rough,
virgin gold, with my name and hers engraved
inside-that was all, ard yet the sight of th'1
little toy strangely thrilled mc as 1 balanced
it upon the tip of my linger.
To the ey a of others it was but a small,
plain circlgt, suggesting thoughts,-perhaps by
its elegance, of the beautiful white hand that
was to wear it. Hut to me-how much was
embodied there! A loving smile on a beau
tiful fa?e-low words of welcome-a future
borne, and a sweet smiling fare- all these de
lights were hidden within that little ring of
Tall, beanie! and sun-bronzed, I have
knocked at the ooor of my father's house. The
lights in ihe parlor windows and the hum of
conversation n'ud cheerful laughter showed
hie that company were assembled them. I
hoped my sister Liz :ie would come to the
door, aud'tbat I migb: greet my family when
no strange eye was looking curiously on..
Hut no-a servant answered my summons.
They were too mern- in the parlor to heed
ike long Hbsont one v hen he asked for admit
tance. A bitter thot ght like this was passing
through my mind, ns I hoard the sounds from
thc parlor, and saw the half suppressed smile i
upi n the servant's face.
^ I b< si ta teri for a moment before I made j
mj sf ll' known or asked alter the family. And j
while I s ood silent, a strange apparition grew j
up before me. Frjm behind the servant !
peered out a small golden bead-u tiny, deli
cate form followed, md a sweet, childish face, '
.with blue eyes vu lifted up io minc-?o like
to thore of ono who had brightened my boy
hood, -hat I started back with a sudden feel
ing of pain.
" What is your name, ray little one ?" I
asked, while tho wondering servant held the
' She lifted up her hands as if to shade her
eves, 11 had seen that very attitude in another
in my boyhood, many and many a time,) and
answered in a sweet, bird-like voice :
" Mary Moore."
"And what else?" I asked quickly.
u Mary Moore Chester ?" lisped the child.
My heart sank down like lead. Here was
an end to all the bright dreams and hopes of
my youth and manhood. Frank Chester, my
boyish rival, who had often tried, and tried in
vain, to usurp my place beside tho girl, had
succeeded at last, and had won her away
from me ! This was tho child-his child and
I sank, body and soul, beneath this blow.
And hiding my face in my hands, I leaned
against the door, whilo m$ heart wepf tears
ol' blood. The little one gazed at me, grieved
and amazed, and put up her pretty lips*as if
about to cry, whilo thc perplexed servant
stepped to too parlor door and called my sis
ter out to see who it was that conducted
himself so strangely.
I heard a light step, and a pleasant voice
" Did yon wish to see my father, sir ?"
I looked up. There stood a pretty, sweet
faced maiden of twenty, not much changed
from the dear little sister I had loved so well.
I looked at her for a moment, and then, stil
ling the tumult of my heart by a mighty ef
fort. I opened my arms and said :
" Lizzy, don't you know me ?"
" Harry ! Ob, my brother Harry !" she
?jftbd, and threw herself upon my breast. She
wept as if her heart would bieak. .
1 could not weep. I drew her gently into
the lighted parlor, and stood with her before
them all. .
There was a rush and a cry of joy, and
then my father and mother sprang towards
me, and welcomed me horne with heartfelt
tears ! Oh, strange and passing sweet js such
a greeting to the way-worn wanderer I And
as I bald my dear old mother to my bem-t, and
grasped my father's baud, while. Lizzie still
dui.g beside me, I felt that all was not yet
lost, and though another had secured life's
choicest blessing, many a joy remained for
ine in ibis dru: sanctuary of home.
There were four other inmates of the room
who hat! risen ou my sudden entrance. One
WHS the WHO eyed child whrfm I had already
seen, and who nov.- stood beside Fra uk Ches
ter, clinging lo ?is hand. Near by stood Liz
?ie Moore, Mary's eldest sister, and in a dis
tant coner, to which she had hurriedly rc
treated when my name was spoken, stood a
lall and slender ligure, half hidden hy the
bcavy window enraius that fell io the floor.
When tbe first rapturous greeting was over,
Lizzie led ina forward with a timid giv.ee, and
Frank Chester grasped my hand.
"Welcome home my boy !" "be said with
:he loud cheerful tones I remembered so well.
' You have changed so that I nc T would
iave ki.own you ; but no matter for that
four heart is in thc right place, I know."
" IIu'.v caa you say ho is changed ?" said
ny mother, gpnt-ly." "Tobe ?uro, he looks
>k?L-r, aird graver, and more liko a man, than
vhen ho went away-but his eyes and smile
ira th'! same as ever. It is s, heavy heart
?hat change* hiei^. He formr-ft
" Av, mother, Tanswereil, sadly; "J ara
..Mir boy still."
Hoaven kelp me! At that moment'I felt
ike a boy, and it would have bein a blessed
c-Uef to hive wept upon her bosom, as I lia.l
lone in my infancy, but 1 kept down the
;ealiu? of my heart ami the tremor of my
ip, and answered quiet!)', aa I looked in his
'ul! handsome face,
u Y-ii have changed too, Frapk, but I think
br the better."'
u Oh. yes-i hunk you forthat compliment,"
ie auswere i with a hearty laugh, " My wife
ells me I prow handsomer ever day."
His wife!- caulil I hear that name and
veep silence still ?
" And have you seen my little girl?" he
idderj, lifting tho infant in his arms, and
kissing ker crimsoned cheek. "I tell you,
Harry, there is not such another in the world.
Don't, you think shu looks very much like
aer mother used ?" '
" Very much !" I faltered.
" Hallo!" cried Frauk, with a suddenness,
bat made me start violently, MI have for
rotten to introduce you to my wife ; I believe
rou and she used to ba playmates in your
?roang days-yes Harry ?" and he slapped
ne ou the back. " For the sake of old times
ind because you were not here at the wed
ding, TU give you leavo to kiss her once
sut mind old fellow, you are never to repeat
:he ceremony. Come-hero sho ia, and I
for once want to see how you will manage
those ferocious mustaches of yours in the
He pushed Lizzie, laughing and blushing
towards me. A gleam of lignt and hope, al
most too dazzling to bear, carr.eover me, aud
i cried eut before I thought :
"Not Maryl" ?
It mast have betrayed my B -cret to every
one in the room. But nothing was laid
L'Ven Frank, in general so obtuse, vas this
time silent. I kissed the fair cheek of the j
young wife, and hurried to the silent figure I
looking out of the window.
" Mary-Mary Moore," I said in a low, ea
ger voice, "have you to welcome to give the '
?be turned and laid her hand in mine, and '
" I am glad to see you here, Harry."
Simple words-and yet how blest they made
me ! 1 WO#ld not have yielded np that mo
ment for an emperor's crowo ! For there was
tbe happy home group, and the dear home
fireside, there sweet Mary Moore ! The eyes
I had dreamed of by day and night were fall
ing before the ardent gue of mine, and the
sweet face I had so long prayed to see was
there before me ! I never knew the mean
ing of happiness till that moment came.
Many years have passed since that happy
night, and thc hair thut was dark and glossy
then, is fast turning grep. I am now grow
ing to be an old man, anl eau look back to a
long, happy, and I hope, a well spent life.
And yet, sweet as it ba? been, I would not
i;ocal! a single day, for tho love that made
my manhood so blight, shines also-upon my
An oU man I Can this bo so ? At heart I
am as young as ever. And Mary, with her
bright hair parted smoothly from a brow that
has a slight furrow upon it, is still tho Mary
of early days. To mc,, sho can never grow
old, nor change. The heart that held her in
infancy, and sheltered her in tho flush and
beauty of womanhood, can nevor cast her out
till life shall ceaso toj warm it. Nor even
then-for love still lives above.
Ax INTERESTING SEQUEL TO A HASTY DI
TORCE.-A correspondent of the Volkxfreund,
writing from "The Indiana Prairie," /.nril
30, relates the following:
"In Sullivan County, a young married
pair, who had beon united in the bonds of
wedlock about six years, having become
somewhat mutually disagreeable of late, tho
husband, in his anger, hastened to a lawyer,
and took stefls to obtain a divorce from his
wife. One aay he came home to his wife
and said to brr : "Betsey, I have fulfilled
your wink. You said you wished you were
separated from me. Here is tho decree of di
vorce." His wife was at fiist surprised, but
far too indignant to betray any. emotion. She
?aid abo was ready to leave. She only aooded
to pack up her goods.'' She wished he i
be present to see thst" she took nothin
cept .what was her own. He stepped
the adjoining room vsithher where the" bi
and clothes press wore. "'. The wife proci
in silence to take oat the clothes, when
denly her eyes fell upon a small dress
quite overcome, she broke out in convt
weeping. The husband, .hitherto an ind
ent observer, remarked her emotion, an'
covered the cause. It was the dress of
only child, a little daughter of three y
who had died almost two years ago. The
band was not less affected by the sight
bis wife. He embraced her with erne
begged her pardon ?gajn and again, ton
decree of divoco into a thousand pieces,
tened to the Clerk's office, took out a
marriage license, and waa married imn
ately to his late wife."
Confession and Death of an Arn
M. M. Pomeroy, the able editor of thi
Crosse (Wisconsin) Democrat, gives (he
lowing death-bed scene, wbich he was ca
to visit iu his recent visit to Chicago:
The Rev. Henry Clannard, an ex-a
chaplain,' who left off expounding the B
and recruiting for"tl Saviour, and by en
6ing the nigger and abolitionism becam<
army chaplain in one of thc Wisconsin r
ments, passed from life to a home beyom
blessed i m mortal i ty, ihe other day, and t
shuffled off bis mortal coil.
A physician had called on him two or tl
times a day for a month, doctoring him
an ague brought on- while stealing cottoi
Arkansas while with General Curtis,
learning that the ex minister and ex-chap!
would hardly live, the night out, we ca
with the physician.. . .
In a little wooden-looking room, not o
twelve feet square, In an obscure boardi
house in Chicago, wo lound the invalid. 1
room was bare of furniture, except a p
bed, a little, dirty wash-stand, two wood-t
tum chairs, an old trunk, a pine table,
which was spread a newspaper. on which
an old bible, a pair of old snuffers, somei.
boxes, and such stuff. The dying man *\
propped up in bed, while a laithful negro \
man sat on the foot,of the bed. As wc
tered, he rallied a little, and asked the doc
who he had brought with him. On be
told that it was M Brick " Pomeroy, he sa
back, closed his eyes,rallied a little, and sa
" Perhaps it is as well. He might as v,
know it as any one." And ho proceeded
make his dying statement, which wa3 in th
..?ords. as wc took them down in our men
randum book, as the physic-inn requested :
" My nume is Henry Clannard. I am for
one years old. I was once happy7 and c<
tented, and loved Christ, my ?la-:ler, with
the zea! a Christian ever had. Atlast I gr
cold in religion, selfish and envious of t
good fortunes of others. I wanted toma
money and to have some fun. I Lad no p;
I ticular education, sb I thought I would bi
Republican politician. I begun by preachi
po kies from the pulpit, and praying fur t
negro, lt r aid roe in money, but I lost i
floence at the Throne of Grace. But I e.
not care for that, if I could only have ?ni
euee with the Republican party. I for"
Christ and became interested in tho nog:
I had influence with a few members of r
church, and tallied politics to them. I w
paid by office-seekers to influence Christiai
HBqo??|?mc8.1h?w?,^?deaa hj<jh as iiftcen di
lars at an eT?et?<?^ror:-n7y^w^
f'At last, I found politics paid better tb:
religion, and J worked for the chaplaincy
a regiment and got it. Then I let rcligii
go, and went to war. There I wrote lette
home denouncing Democrats a3 copperhead
And I stoic cotton, and silver ware, and pi
turcs, and booka, and dresses for my wi
and sisters, and horses and. mules for ir
brothers, a piano fur tho governor, who ga'
me my commission, and a gold watch for u
captain, and a lot of household furniture
send to my colonel. Andi robbed the soldie
of jelly and such stuff sent down to them I
use while in hospital, and I had my sharo
goods stolen from sanitary fairs, and mac
jots o? money. Please give me a little piei
of that pounded ice." The physician gave
to bim, when he continued:
u But I was r . happy. I drank whiske
with the boys when away from home, an
indulged in some excess not worth mentioi
ing, and laid up quite a pile cf money. An
I was taken sick wbilo out stealing cotto
from a plantation where a widow lady live?
I had coaxed her niggers to run away, an
they are all dead now. When the war wt
ended, I came homo to Wisconsin, but coul
not stay there. So I came to Chicago ; an
I grew sick. And I have got to die. I hav
called on Christ-I have prayed to God. bc
somehow I cannot get relief for my sou
The door of mercy seems shut against me.
forsook religion for politics, and now God ba
forsaken mc. I pray to my Saviour, but h
don't hear me. I talk to this faithful ncgr
woman-she says, 'Yes, massa !! and that i
all I can get out of her. Pknow I can't liv
long. I feel that I am dying. I feel that
am dying. I feel certain that I am going t
hell. Please give me a little piece more c
ice before I go. I want thes? things writtei
down, as a warning to others who forge
Christ for politics. I feel that tho negro eau'
save-tljat Christ won't save mc. I was un
faithful to my religion and am forgotten,
was faithful to tho negro, but, alas! the ne
gro can't help me where 1 want help-h
oan't ease my guilty soul. I am going ti
hell, and I know it. I expect to meet man;
persons th ?ra who forgot religion for politice
I do not expect to see you again in this work
or the next, but I want this confession printed
And thus died the Rev. Henry Clannard
A.v OUTRAGE SUMMARILY PUNISHED.-Wi
learn that a party of three u bushwhacked
went to the house of an old negro man Damec
Henry Cobb, in Lincoln county, on Monday
night of last week, and demanded his money
Upon his refusing to deliver it they hung th<
old man, but not succeeding in exlortinf
money, left, saying that they were going tc
thc house of Cobb's son in the neighborhood
and would return in a short time. They
want to the son's house and hung him, bu
not till life wai extinct. Upon their depar
ture, tho old man, who had recovered from
h'i3 strangling, proceeded to ask the aid of hi;
white neighbors. As ho was much respec
ted in the neighborhood, bc soon got the as
sistance required, and upon the return of th<
banditti they wore fired upon by the party o
neighbors. One of them was killed upon thc
spot, another shot through the neck, and the
Other took to flight and the horses of all three
The man killed was a stranger, the wound
ed man a citizen of Lincoln county, and thc
third of Columbia country. An inquest was
held upon the dead man and a verdict*Tn ac
cordauce with the facts was rendered.
We hope that all such bandits, leagued to
gether, for no other purpose than plunder
may meet with summary justice, and all good
citizens should be ready at all times to pul
"down those disturbers of the peace who should
attempt to inaugurate ?reign of terror among
our laboring population. Those good citizens
I ol Lincoln county, who answered so promptly
j and effectively t ho old negro's call for assis
I lance are deserving of the highest credit.
Washington (Ga.) Gazette.
fx?F Frank Gurley, wbo had boon imprisoned
at Uunt.-villo, AU., for killing Qonoral McCook,
ytns roloaaed on parole recently, flo bas been
elected abflriffef his county.
Education of the Negro.
The necessity of educating the negro is not
to be questioned. His position as a freeman,
a creature of'his own violation, no longer Sub
ject to oar own, demands it. He will be but
a useless and troublesome member of society
in his present state of ignorance. That ig
norance was harmless, perhaps beneficial
while he was a slave, and while bia life and
conduct was controlled by another and a su
perior intellect and morality. But it must
bo the source of manifold and multiform
evil, now that the ignorant mau is master of
Thc necessity of educating the negro being
considered, it becomes a matter of vital in
terest to us who is to be his teacher. He is
a countryman of our own ; archild of o?r own
soil and climate ; he thrives here in such a
manner as to seem an indigenous product of
the South : his home and his associations are
here ; he understands tho peculiar culture of
tho region, and is himself, so peculiarly adap
ted to that culture, that in many sections he
alone can carry it on without mortal injury
to health. Here, without doubt, he ii destin
ed to live, bis lotis cast with ours for good
and ill 5 past connections enable us to under
stand botter than any body else his character
and wanta ; and though extraneous influences
have lately introduced some sucpicionbetween
ourselves and him, that suspicion has already
almost past away, and he is again resuming
a just and natural confidence in his old friends.
It is plain that we are formed to be hts pro
tecting ally ; it is plain that oar interests and
his are identical ; he begins to recognize that
fact and to see that after all, our affection for
and sympathy with'him, aro of a more genu
ine and permanent character than he can else
Such being the ties between us, it ia evi
dent that we alone ought to undertake the
negro's education. It will be both for bis ad
vantage and our own that we should do so.
We shall teach him better because we know
him better than his Northern school-masters ;
and we shall give his mind just chat sort of
training, and just that port ol' direction which
the present relations of the races demand.
Yankee lessons servo but to fill his mind with
pernicious ideas, and to make him ambitious
beyond his capacity and sphere ; our lessons
will renden him a useful, contented, and tru
ly intelligent man.
We mU3t not leave this work to others. It
is foolish to bo blind to tho progress of events,
and to shut our eyes to the fact that the once
humble aad unreflecting slave is now a man
with aspirations and awakened hopes. These
aspirations and these hopes it is wilhin our
power to control within proper limits, if we
surround Lim with thc conservative influences
of Southern thought.-Columbia Carolinian.
NEW ENGLANDERS POCKETING SLAVES.
Hon. Isaac Davis, of Worcester, Mass., ?ome
len years ago, sat one day at au Abolition
meeting, in that fiery little town. Thc speak
ers were earnest in denouncing the sin of sla
very, of making merchandise of men, and cf
receiving the gain ol' such a trade ; these prac
tices were an abhorrence io them. Mr. Da
vis arose. He told over by nome the men
who were present, aod who were directors and
stockholders in a certain bank in town, and
read them a letter from a lawyer in Charles
ton, S. C., who had recovered a judgment
there for a sum of money due to the bank.
The letter went on to state that they had seiz
ed, inex?cution upon this judgment, the slaves
r-^ Wtwrt?, dflbtoJrj--an?tbey,;Wcre--two
families of slaves-then advert?serr^r7?^^
pay the judgment of thc bank. Those direc
tors and stoc!:holdeis were tims, to the extent
of their interest in the bank, the owners of
thc slaves ; the negroes were to be sold at
their order, and tue proceeds would ba paid
over to them. Jle then pleaded with them
to come forward and give up earn bis share of
the claim, that sume, at least, of those Didoes
might not be sold ; that, at least, o:ie funnily
might be paved from separation. But, true
tb the old MassHchusetts instinct, when these
disagreeable questions came up, and these
beautiful sentiments could not bo indulged
in without affecting their pockets, tho meet
A COLONY OF NEGROES SENT OUT nv THE
UNITED STATES u COME TO GRIEF."-The cs
porlation of four hundred and fifty-three freed
.negroes in 18C3 to the Isle ATache, Ilavti,
will bo remembered by our readers. Congress
had made an appropriation the previous year
for .colonization, and placed it in the hands of
Mr. Lincoln. In April, 1SG.'!, Messrs.. Paul
S. Forbes and Ch?ties K. Tiickcnnan made a
contract with Secretary Usher for thc depor
tation of such colonists at fifty dollars. Thc
enterpriso was a failure ; its specifications, so
far as a guarantee of a support for live years
from the Ilaytien Government was concerned,
could not be fulfilled; the emigrants became
dissatisfied, and finally refused all overtures
for contracts for labor, were eventually
brought back, after some delay, at muuh ex
I On Tuesday, in the Scnrde, a petition was
presented by Mr. Tuckermao for the appropri
ation of tho sum agreed upon with an equita
ble allowance for expenses of delay and re
turn of tho colonises, made necessary by cir
cumstances beyond thc control of contractors.
Ile gives au account ol tho cost of the expe
dition, which foots up the sum of !jj??O,000.
He states that a " reimbursement of the ex
penses of transportation has not yet baen made
lo them, because of the Hayden Government
to comply with ono of the requirements of tho
contract-that the Hayticn Government wa3
required to furnish a guarantee that these em
igrants should not, for a period of live years
come to want-and this the authontios do
cliued, on the ground that special legislation
would be required, and that such discrimina
tion on behalf ol a special class would proba
bly cause jealousy and bloodshed, and cer
tainly would lead to disastrous results."
-We learn from a gentleman who arrived
from TbomasviHe last evening that a case of
infanticide, surrounded with circumstance)!
of a most revolting character, had come to
light in that town.
On Tuesday last, the body of a colored in
fant was rooted out by hog3 from its burial
place by the side of ? road, in an unfrequented
part of the village. Upon examination, it
waa?fouud that the scull ol the infant had been
fractured by a violent blow. Suspicion was
at once tautened upon a colored girl who was
known to have giveu birth to a . child which
Lad suddenly disappeared. The woman wa?
at once arrested by tho city marshal, although
she strongly protested that she was innocent,
and lodged in jail. For a while she still pcr
siited in declaring that she knew nothing of
thc matter, but she was finally induced to
make the confession that the child was hers,
but that it had bcon murdered by her mother
-not by herself. Upon hoing interrogated
still further, the girl confessed that 6he had
two children, each of whom was put out of the
way by her mother in the same horrible man
ner. Search was at once mado for the mother,
but she had disappeared, and at last accounts
tho perpetrator of the three infanticides was !
still unarrested_Savannah News and Herald.
BcJ* A good natured fellow, who was near
ly eatten out of house and home by the con
stant visits of his friends, waa one day com
plaining bitterly of his numerous visitors.
" Sure an' I'll tell ye how to get rid of
tbr-m," said an Irishman.
? Piay how ?"
" Lend money to the poor ones, and bor
row money of the rich ones, and nayther sort
will iver trouble you agin."
If We Knew.
If wc knew tho cares and orosses
Crowding round our neighbor's way,
If we knew the little losses
. Sorely grevions, day by day,
"Would we then so often chide him
For his lack of thrift and gain,
Leaving on his heart a shadow,
Leaving "on our lifo a stain ?
. If we know the clouds above us
Held bat gentle blessings there,
Would we turn away all trembling
In our blind and weak despair ?
Would we shrink from little shadows
Lying on-the dewy grass,
While 'tis only birds of Eden
Just in moroy flying past ?
If we know the silent story,
Quivering through the heart of pain,
Would our manhood daro to doom th*m
Back to haunts of guilt again ?
Lifo has ?nany a tangled crossing,
Joy hath many a.break of woo,
And the chock toar-staiacd is whitest
This the biassed angels know.
Lut us reach into our bosoms
For tho key to otter's lives,
And with love toward erring nature
Cherish good that still survives ;
So that when our disrobed spirits
Soar to realms of light again,
We may say " Dear Father, judge us
As we judged our fellow men."
Death Warrant of Christ..
. The Courier des Etats Unis, of a* late da
says : Chance has put into our bands t
most imposing and interesting judicial doc
ment, to all Christiana, that has ever beeni
corded in human au nels; that is the identic
death warrant of our Lord Jesus Christ. "V
transcribe thc document from a copy of t
translation: m .
" Rendered by Pontius Pilate, acting Gove
nor of Lower Galilee, that Jesus of Nazare
Shall Suffer Death on the Cross.
" In the year seventeen of the Empire
Tiberias Cjeser, and the 4th of March, t]
city of the holy Jerusalem ; Aneas and Cai
pbas being priosts, sc.cri Beaters of the peep
of God, I, Pontius Pilate, Governor of tl
pratory, co?demu Jesus of Nazareth to d
on the cross between two thieves-the gre
and notorious evidence of the people saying'
1. He is a seducer.
2. He is seditious.
ii. He is the enemy of the law.
4. Ile calls himself, falsely, the son of Go
5. He calls himself King of Israel.
O'. He entered into the temple, followed I
a multitude bearing palin branches in thc
Order the centurion, Qu'mtius Cornelius,
lead him to thc place ol execution.
Forbid any person, whomsoever, poor i
rich to oppose the death of Jesus.
Thc witnesses that signed the death
Jesus are :
1. Daniel Robaui, a Pharisee.
2. Jannu3 Ilonoable.
3. Capet, a citizen.
Je?us shall go out of thc city by the ga
The above sentences are engraved on
copper plate. On one side is written thei
~~? A ' B?mil? t? "^?ftl o ' is .acut . tevAcU-o&tbei
lt was found in an antique -vase of whi;
marble, while excavating in th', city of Aqui
la, ia the Kingdom of Naples, in tho yee
132?, and was discovered by the Commissai
at of Arts, attached to thc French armit
At the expedition of Naples it was found ei
closed in a box of ebony, in the sacristy <
The French translation was made by tb
members of thc Commission of Arts. Tb
children requested earnestly that tho plat
might not bo taken away frc m them. Tb
request was gran.ed, a3 a reward for tho ai
my. Mr. Dennon, one of thc savans, cause
a plate to be made ot the model, on which h
had engraved the above sentence. At th
bale of his collection, of curiosities, it wa
sought by Lord Howard for 5,834 francs.
The Confederate Dead.
The Richmond Times makes the followin,
singular appeal in behalf of thc Confederat
dead: It is not without reason :
But if the United State0, while collcctiiij
the boucs of its soldiers, should also gathe
and honor, in some appropria e way, the dus
of our fallen heroes, how grateful it would b
to our feelings. An act like that would cov
er the Government with more glory than die
thc victories of its vast and countless hosts
It would bring tears to the ey-s and" loyalty
to the hearts of the widows and orphans o
the South, and it would be felt and deepb
appreciated by our whole people. Tho gran
deur and the magnanimity of such a deec
would cause the world to resound with ap
plause, aud no nation would ever better de
serve praise and glory for such an action
Here, then, is a way to let the hearts o
North and South beat once more ia unison
Let this great Government show that its ven
geanco does not extend bey'"nd life aud thc
grave; that ?Lean feel for and honor its brave
children after they aro dead, even though il
considered them in error while living ; thal
alter death it no longer regarded them as on
ernies and''rebels,'1 but as Paladins and Ba
yards of noble valor. Peace has been made
with tho living-why not with the deadi
And if the bones of Union soldiers are to be
collected, why not render the same sad office
to those who fell by their hands ? Shall the
Government agents, while T.hey are collecting
thc remains of their own men, cast away the
bones of ours, if by mistakothcy have gather
ed them up ? The most callous and vindic
tive would not willingly do so.
Thc foregoing suggestion is in harmony
with the following remarks of tho Chicago
It is to be hoped that one of the lessons the
future will learn from the late war is that
this nation is possessed of impregnable unity.
This is all that needs to bi learned. In light
ing the South, we fought not to perpetuate
hostility, but to allay it. We labored to se
cure more in places of less oneness. Out
fighting will have been in vain if all the ha
tred and mutual misunderstanding of the war
Therefore, the sooner wo adapt ourselves
to a substantial unity of feeling, the sooner
shalrWe have secured the maia object of thc
contest on the part of the North. To attain
this eud, we must as speedily as possible
drop the name of " traitor." We must re
cognize to the full the gallantry and purity
of those who fought. Tho bad men on both
sides must, bo consigned to oblivion, and the
good men embalmed in the memory ot the
people and preserved as l;he*ommon property
of the nation. Tho uncalled-for and disgrace'
ful malignity of radic?is may delay, but it
cannot wholly prevent, the coming of a time
in which the memorien of Graut and Lee,
Sherman and Johnstoif| Sheridan and Stuart
will be regarded as the property of all thc
people of this nation. We venture the pra
diction that the time will come when, if then
be any ill-feeling in regard to Stonewall Jack
son, it will be one of envy on the part of thc
North that she did not give birth to this illus
-? .+ ?
?Sf Maj. Ooo. McKnight, botter known a
" Asa Harts!/' has accepted a position on tho N?f
York bnity New.
Eleven .Millions for Negro Paupers*
The bogusaffair that calla itself a Congress
has just voted eleven millions for the " Nig
ger bureau," to establish schools and support
nigger paupers in the South ! Just think
the negroes of the South produced some three
hundred millions of surplus or real wealth,
nearly all of which was finally secured to the
people of the North, who built their Fifth ?
avenue palaces and voluptuous churches on
this result of " slavery," and in i860 there
was not one single pauper among all these
four millions of negroes. Now this labor
and all this mighty production of wealth is
abolished, for the time being, as absolutely
so as if the negro himself was stricken out
of existence, and the northern laboring clas
ses are loaded down with a debt of three
thousand millions to accomplish the stupen
dous crime. Counting in the negresses of
the South, who produced as much cetton as
the males perhaps, the producing forces of the
two sections were about equal, therefore it
comes to tLis, not only is the labor of tho ne?
pro lost to the whole country, but every la
boring jnan in tho North must hereafter give
a very considerable portion of each davis toil
to destroy the former. The emigrant, the
Irishman, the farmer, the mechanic, every
man who adds to the production of the coun
try must first give up a portion of each day's
toil to pay the interest on the debt contracted
to " abolish" the labor of the negro in the
South, and what is left he may spend on his
wife and children. If his children nave not
quite enough to fill their bellies or to cover
their nakedness, why he can only reply to
them " be patient," for though you suffer for
food and clothing, and I am giving my sweat
and very life blood, and will doubtless die in
the alms-house, it is io the glorious cause of
emancipating negroes from labor ! But since
this unapproachable crime of Abolition, the
negroes are not only lost to production, but
northern laborers are to be taxed eleven mil
lions more to support negro paupers 1 Well,
why not ? Sjnce thei1- hand is in, why not
complete the job ? Why not, indeed, bring
the negroes North and save the expense of
sending agents into the remote South to look
after them ? Why not, indeed, give every
negro a white laborer to work for him here
after 1 It would simplify the matter mighti
ly, and be the same thing in fact.-N. Y.
_--? ? ? i
A DEATH-BED MARRIAGE.-A marriage
tock place in this city on Wednesday last,
followed by the announcement of the death
of the bridegroom on the following day. The
circumstances of this case make it one of sad
and peculiar interest. It not unfrequently
happens that a bride or groom, soon after the
performance of that rite which knits the dear
est and holiest of bonds, is suddenly taken
away in the midst of health and a new fo"a*nd
happiness. Then the affliction is indeed ter
rible to the bereaved, because unanticipated.
But in thu? preseot instance, tho young man
having returned recently from the army, was
confined to his bed from a disease contracted
in tho service. Day by day he sank visibly,
and it was evident that his end was not fir
distant. In this extremity his affianced ask
ed that the marriage ceremony might be no
longer delayed, in order that she might be
his bride, though but a few short hours, that
for lifetime .she might be the widow of one
who had so bravely served his country. Un
der these circumstances tho marriage was
consum?t ed ; and so it comes to pass that be
tween the wedding and the burial there
ARMY NEWS Wuicn is GOOD NICWS.-By
order of General Grant u districts" have been
discontinued and " military posts" have been
substituted. In consequence of this consoli
dation the Government has been compelled
to discharge about 40,000 volunteers, besides
over 100 major and brigadier generals, whose
services are no longer wanted.
u It is now steted," savs Forney's Chroni
cle, " on what is deemed reliable authority,
that President Johnson is considering the
propriety of discontinuing military divisions,
departments and posts, and discharging all
volunteer organizations, white and colored."
Wa hope this is more true than the majority
of Forney's statements. If we are to have
United States soldiers in the South, by all
means let them be regulars, who aro all white
people, commanded by officers who are sol
diers and not politicians.
JCST The newspapers are publishing a
paragraph giving the M signs" that accompa
ny certain sorts of hair. Here are Qu?p'a
notions on that subject : Black hair is com
monly a sign that it has been dyed, especial
ly when it has a reddish tinge at the roots.
Stiff hair is a sign that it wants oiling. Short
hair is sign that it has been cut, and long hair,
vice versa. Curly hair is a sign of-tongs.
A bald head is a sign of aversion to wigs.
Uncombed hair is a sign of laziness and bad
CHOLERA PREVENTIVE.-Gas is said to be a
sovereign cholera disinfectant, and escaping
gas in a house will protect the inmates against
cholera. An old physician, who has had
some experience in tho treatment of cholera
cases, recommends it. Whereas, Dr. Ham
lin, whose experience of cholera has extended
through three visitations of the disease in
Constantinople, expresses the opinion that if
one is prudent and temperate in diet and
drink, and can avoid over exertion, great fa
tigue, great anxiety, fright and fear, he thinks
he is as safe from cholera as from being
swept away by a comet.
NEGRO MASONIC LODQE.-A lodge of negro
Masons, bearing the name of " James River,"
has been established in Richmond. Peter
Randolph, a preacher, and for tweuty-five
years a resident ol boston, is Masher, and
John Oliver, Secretary. They claim to work
under a dispensation from the Grand Lodge
of Massachusetts, and number about twenty
five members. Of these a few are from the
former negro population ot Richmond. They
aro exceedingly rigid in passing up on the
claims of applicants. No u common niggers"
can come in I
?3T A widow lady of Danville, Kentucky,
took an orphan boy to raise, and when he had
arrived at the age of eighteen she married
him,.she then being in her fiftieth year. They
lived may years together, happy os any couple.
Ten years ago they took an orphan girl to
raise, infest fall the old lady died, being
ninety-si;: years of age, and in seven weeks
after, thc old man married thc girl they had
raised, he being sixty-four years of age, and
S3T Tho population of the world is now
about 1,000,000,000. Protestantism. enrolls
about 50,QO!>,000 ; the Greek Church claims
55,000,000 ; while tho Catholic numbers 200
000,000 within its fold. Out of the .50,000,
00O of Protestants, not more than 15,000,000
are members of the Protestant churches ;
tho balance are honorary members!
- ? ? ? :
DEATH OP AN ESTEEMED CITIZEN.-It is
our painful duty to chronicle the death of Dr.
George W. Glenn, which took placa at his
residence near the vilhtg?, on Sunday last,
13th instaat, in the 84tb year of his age.
He was an amiable, intelligent gentleman,
beloved by .the whole community. Many
years ago be represented Newberry in tho
State Legislature. A consistent Presbyterian,
and. at the time of bis death President of ibe
Newberry District Bible Society.-Newberry
?erjJd, May 14,