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BI DEBisoE, REESE & co.^ . - EDGEFIELD, S. C., SEPTEMBER 5, 1866. VOLUME HXI.-N.. 3?. .
ATTORNEY AT LAW AND SOLICI
TOR IN EQUITY,
EDGEFIELD a H" S. C.,
Office in Law Range. ?
May 22, tf ""21
* M. L. B<M?LAM,
Attorney at Law and Solicitor in
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
Office formerly occupied by EJIAET SEIBELS,
Eeq. U ? - .-? v .
Jan 29 tf 5 .
HW. ADDISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW
. and SOLICITOR IN EQUITY for Edgo
fieia and adjacent Districts.
Edgefield, S. C., May 22 4m 21
'R. H. PARKER respectfully announces
that he is weH prepared to execute in the best
maaDcr and promptly all work id tho business,
-and at greatly-reduced figures.
Having acquainted himself with the late ines
timable improvements in thc profession, and se
cured a full stock of materials, ic, Jio warrants
good and satisfactory work to all who may desire
Edg?field, 6, C., Aug. 1, tf 31
DR. J. B. COURTNEY respectfully in.
forms his old friends and thc public general
ly th*t he U ptepaied to do Lil work in the
DENTAL LINE, in tho best manner, and oh
short notice He will wait on parties at their
residenco when requested to do sp. Letters ad
dressed him at Edgefield .C. H., or at erraeite
ville, wdl receive prompt attention.
May 22 3* rn* 21
The Friends of Capt. A. P. WEST respectful
ly announce bim as a Candidate for Sheriff of
E Igefield at the next election.
;jor 7; v *''"' ' :''toJ ' - 45
??f~ Wo have been ?uhori?ed by the Friends
of Capt. H. BOlTLWARE to announce him a
Candidate for Sheriff of Hdgefield District at the
i ' Apr 12 te* ? -16
For Tax Co'tKctor.
The Many Friends of D. A. J- BELL, Esq.,
respectfully nominate him as a Candidate foi
Tax Collector at tho next election.
Oct 18 te 43
For Tax Collector.
TBE many Friends ot Capt. JAMES MITCH
ELL respectfully nominate him as a Candidate
for TAX COLLECTOR at the next election.
Dec 6 to* 50
jJ5i?*We have been authorised hy the many
friends of Capt. L. YANCEY DEAN to an
nounce him a Candidate for Clerk of the Court
"of Common Pleas for Edgefield District at the
fo?e-gO. . _... " to_27_
- EDGEFIELD, S. C. ~
THE Snbscribcrs respectfully announce that
they aro now prepared to do nil5work in tbe
COACII MAKING and REPAIRING BUSI
NESS that may bo entrusted to them, in a work
manlike manner, and with neatness and dispatch.
We have on hand a few CARRIAGES and su
perior BUGGIES, of oifr own manufacture, which
w? will sell low.
All kinds of REPAIRING done promptly and
warranted to give satisfaction.
^SrAs wo sell ONLY FOR CASH, our prices
are unusually reasonable. AU we ask is a trial.
SiWTII & J?XES.
FISK'S PATENT .
METALLIC BURIAL CASES
TIlfE" Sab3cribor has just received an assort
1 ment of .ibeso beautiful' Rosewood finish
METALLIC BUdtTAL CASES and CASKETS
Air-tight and indestructible-for protecting and
pre-erving the Deadr-which he will sell at buta
m i Uratc advance on original cosiand transporta
tion. Wherever introduced >hcse Cases haye the
prjference overall others. :
ESTOrdors promptly fillod. Terms, of course,
strictly Cash. J.M.WITT.
Edgefield, Mar 13_? tf II
I. k TEAGUE,'
EDGEFIELD, S. C
HIS lekiod ?he Whitaker Stable*for thc por
poso-of conducting a gun eral SALE.AND
LIVBK? STABLE BUSINESS.
HOUSES loft in his charge will receive thc
BUGGIES, CARRIAGES and HACKS, and
goid gentle HORSES, to hire whenever called
fq'r. -'- ' ~ ;. -
DROVERS wiU find ample accommodation at
Feb U . __tf_r_
SEE O-P ACTL?? S
For Qld and Young
III AVE cn.ha.nd a large -andekoicc varicty-of
SPECTACLE'S, ineluding'Patbnt Porescopic
L EMS and conu?ne Scotch PEBBLES'. Also,
EYE GLASSES, EYJ3 PROTECTORS, &c.
Give mo a call. I Can"suit ycur Eyes.
D. F. MCEWEN.
Oct 81 'f
-wwr-lTH ETGHT OR TEN ACRES LAND
f V attached, at Curry ton, JO mi'es from Au
gusta. A very desirable locall>n for a physician
or other" There arc nine rooms in thc House,
well finished.-Good out Guidiugs nt inched.
One fishing moro land cari1 purebitfc it, as there
is a large body of land around it- for sale.
' For further information address
MRS. ?. A- ROPER, .
, . - Edgefield, S. C.
No Excuse Now !
?30R I havoNEW CASTINGS on my MILLS,
F from bottom to top, New Smut Machine and
Now Bolting Cloth. Therefore, breaking ?wn
has played out, ana ap torte Flour I make, ask
th os that have bad Wheat ground, lately at my
Mills, and there will be uo usc in my saying any
thing about it R. T PARKS.
Aug. 8, 3t_32_
; Public Notice,
rTHHE Undersigned' will continue to-. R?IN
J. WASONS from Edgsfield 16 Augusta,
from on? to three teams twioe a week if desired,
and bring es c?rry frei .. Lt at 75 cts. per hundred,
.payable on-?P,dlyery. Extra charger wj?l be nude
ou Packaij'j*we?gbjDg lean thai> 1<!0 .pount?t^V?
again ?p*umo tho usual responsibility ufa wm;
mon carrier. An experienced- and careful white
maa will always-accompany thcJteam.
3L & L~ CORLEY.
Ann ?* '??
*i Ht 'i-, K??ft4
! Some days ?go Mr. John F. Wilkins, a. teacher
of music ia ihc^city of:NorfoIk, noa arreated by
order of a Major Stanhope, and sent prisonorto
Richmond,; for having allowed, his little daughter
to recite, at a juvenile concert, a poem called tho
" Conquered Banner;" another child slowly furled
np Jtamall flag of tho Con/ederate -pattern. Mr.
Wilkins was'at once rcleasod by; Major-Qeneral
Terry, and at the request of several readers wc
re-produce this literary gem which caused bb
Our Conquered Banner.
[The Bfcv. A. J. Ryan, Catholic Priest of Knox
ville, Diocese of Nashville, Tenn.]
Furl that banner, for 'tis weary;
' Round its staff'tis drooping dreary ;
Furl it, fold it, it is'best ; 1 * 5 ' ' ' ? '
For there's nota man to wave it,
And there's nota sword to save it,
And there's not ono left to lave it
In the blood which heroes gave it: .
And its foes now scorn and brave it :
Furl it, hidcit-let it rest.
Take that banner down, 'tis tattered !
Broken is its staff and shattered !
And thc valiant hoste are scattered,
Over whom it floated high.
Oh ! 'tis hard for us to fold it
Hard to think there's none to hold it;
Hsrd- that those who once unroliod ii
Now muat furl it with a sigh.
Furl that Banner-furl it sadly.
Once ten thousands hailed it gladly,
And ten thousands, wildly, madly, .
Swore it "should forever wave"
Swore that foeman's sword would never
Hearts Ijkc theirs entwined dissever,
Till that flag should float forever
O'er their freedom or their grave !
Furl it ! for thc hands that grasped it,
And the hearts that fondly clasped it,
Cold and dead are lying low :
And that banner-:(.ia trailing;
While around'it toondi thc wailing.
Of Kl peoplo in their woe.
For, though conquered, they adere it!
Lovo the cold dead hands that bore it !
Weep for those who fell before it !
Pardon those who trailed and tore it !
But, oh ! wildly they deploro it
. Now who furl and fold it so.
Furl that banner ! truo 'tis gory
Yet 'th wreathed around with glory.
And 'twill live ia song and story,
Though its folds are in thc dust ;
For its name on brightest pages,
Penned by poets and by sage?,
? hall go sounding down tho nges
Furl its folds though now we must.
Furl that banner, softly, slowly,
Treat it gently-it \% holy
For it droops above the dead.
Touch it not, unfold it never,
Let it droop there furled forever,
For its people's hopes arc dead ! (
A Reyly-^o thc tiou.juered Banner.
ny sir. nr.snv HOUGHTON K.VHT.
At the request of many readers we re-produce
thc following : . .
"Gallant nation; foiled by numbers,
Say'not that your hopes aro find,
Keep that glorious flag, that slumbers,
One day, tq. avenge your dead.
Keep it, widowed, sonless mothers,
Keep it, sisters, mourning brothers,
Furl it with an iron will,
Furl it now, but keep it st ill ;
Think not that its work is done.
Keep it, lill your children t:'ke il,
Once again lo hail aud make it,
All their sires, have bled and fought for,
All their noble hearts have sought for,
Ble'd and fought for all alone,
All alone! aye, shame the stury,
Millions hore deplore thc stain,
Shame alas ! for England's glory,
Freedom called, and called in vain.
Furl that banner, sadly, slowly,
Treat it gently, for 'ti? holy,
Till that day-yes furl it sadly,
Then once more unfurl it gladly !
Conquered Banner, keep it still !"
CHAPTER I.-. .
" ??hc w!?lks in beauty, like tho night,
Of cloui'IeFs climes and starry skies,
And all that's good, and best, and bright,
Meets in her aspect and her oyes."
Well might this have been said, of Kate
Douglas's, lor a more .bewitching beauty'waft
seldom if ever seen. Her ojes'wAre of the
darkest hazel hue, whose every varying ox
j.prosion wore the impress of lier soul." --Her
hair ol the jettiest black, she wore it simply
parted over her forehead, and tastefully ar
ranged, displaying the finely moulded features
io the best advantage.
She was a tall, splendid figurp, and moved
with a queenly grace. She wns the last of
the noble and wealthy family of Douglasses,
aud the 'immense estates belonging to the
different branches of the family were concen
trated in her. At thc time when our history
commences she was hut eighteen, had just
completed her extensive edncation, and was
one of the most acccmplished ladies iu London.
As the sole heir of u wealthy family, she was
the most brilliant star in the large circle in
which she moTed, and as such was courted
and flattered by all. But not the ardent vows
and vehement expressions of her wealthy
suitors could wm the heart of our fair heroine
-she, too, well kh?w that hef wealth was
the greatest attraction, and deprived of that,
she would be deprived of their adorations.
Kate Douglass possessed, besides her many
attractions, a fceart of uncommon loveliness,
and virtues of thej-arest quality. Her warm
and all'ectiormte heart was'disgusted with the
cold formalities of a eily Hie, and she deter
mined to seek in some retired spot that hap
piness which a child raiecd in tho city knows
little of, and where she would be loved for
But come with me, gentle reader, to the
retired Tillage of N-, about one hundred
miles from London. Just in the outskirts ol'
the village you will see, half hidden by the
foliage which surrounds ir, a beautiful white
cottage. Let us, without an intrusion, take
a peep within? There, scated in the midst of
a youthful groun-of happy faces, is a young
lady whose.face I think is somewhat familiar.
Yes, ibis is Kate Douglass; when we last
, saw bei-, she was the belle of tho highest cir
'cte in London, admired and flattered by all.
She carried lier determination into effect, anc
sought happiness iu training the minds of -i.
few-innocent gills, aud devoting ha-time anc
talents to their ed u cat ion.
Although iu this new sphere of usefulness
'and natural worth she comes nearly to ber.
l?ca of happiness, yet tbe reality is. not with
in her grasp. There is a great real want ic
: werf tooan heart, which a alone to te cat
isfied with true love. "Love is our heine's
. end ?nd aim." So fearful waaK tte of losing
this best of Heaven's gifts, by the deception
of some heartless fortune hunter, that she de
cided to lay aside all the advantages of for
tune and affluence, and depend alone on ber
natural gifts and graces of character to at
tract and secure the affections of one who
was destined to become -her futur-e husband.
Under a disfigured'name, attired in the
simple dress suited to her situation-which
cannot, however, conceal the surplussing beau
ty and loveliness-she has won.the hearts of
all who knew her by her amiability and gen
Her praises, and the recounting of her
many and generous acts, rs the unremitting
theme of her loving and beloved pupils.
In a splendid mansion in London, in a rich
ly furnished apartment, sat a brother and sis
ter, clad in the. deepest mourning. Near
them lay an open, book, from which the young
gentleman had been reading to his lilt}? sea
ter, but seeing the tears stealing" down her
pale cheek, he had stopped reading to cheer
ber'lonely heart with such words of tender
ness and love as can only be spoken by an
older brother to an only and orphan sister.'
Though few wer? the years that had passed
over the heads of these young people, yet
their path through life had been one of sorrow
and bereavement. Scarcely had they followed
to the grave ope endeared.parent when they;
were i calle'd upon to perform, the same sad
office for thc other, which had left them alone
in the world.
Edward Lee had all the advantages of the
best education which England could-afford.
He possessed all the noble qualities which
make a.. gentleman both in heart and mind.
All the finer sensibilities. of his nature had
be?n guarded and cherished by an ever watch
ful and affectionate mother, .and when de
prived ot her guidance, ho could not forget
her kind counsels; they made a laffing.im
pression on his memory, ^uch was'the char
acter 0/ one in whose sole guidance was left
his . sister Lucy,, how;* niue .'years old ; aud
though surrounded '4\ff. al] that heart could
wish, with respect to'wealth and,luxury, he
still longed for ono moro capable than him
self of instructing her young aiid tender mind.
Ile did not wish her to be reared amidst
all tbe temptations of a ?ity Jiferas he too
well "knew the effect it would have upon her
simple heart,. .. He^Thad ji?ar.d of a school in
the village* of N-??-, not far distant from
London, and it was spoken of in the highest
terms, ho thought that would be a suitable
place for Iis .sister, where she might have the
ac1 vantages.not only oP-pursuing her studies,
but of regaining her health which had been
so much weakened by such trying circum
stances. But leaving them to'make all neces
sary preparation, we will change the scene.
CnAPTEP, t$ ' '
The arrival of a new scholar is always a
theme of excitement, but especially would jt
be in such a school as the one of which wo
have spoken before.
Miss Brendan, or, in other 'words. Miss
Kate Douglass^ had finished her daily routine
of school dutiesfand retired to her own room
for the purpose r f reading and spending a
few hours alone. fjc?--n.***--U^A^? A;R\? .
were TTrsrvrng un-thc hvwn, when their atten
tion was attracted'by a largo travelling car
riagc which was coming up the avenue.
Miss.Brendan had scarcely become inter
ested in her book, when a bright eyed little
girl, the pet of the circle, opened the door,
" Oh I Miss Kate, there is a traveling car
riage before the door, containing a gentleman
and little grl, bothdressed/in deep mourning.
Oh ! don't you think she is a new giri ? But,
perhaps her mother is dead. Poor little
creature. If" she is, you will be a mother to
her ; won't you, Miss Kate ? You arc so kind
and good to every one."
One of Kale's sweetest emiten wreathed
her face, as she imprinted a kiss on the glow
ing cheek of the little pet, and sent her down
stairs, where she soon followed, with her
usual grace and dexterity of manners.
After thc usual preliminaries, she consented
to take the little Lucy as one of her pupils.
Mr. Lee, charmed with Miss Brendan's man
ners, was satisfied that.with her his little
sister would find a friend, and be happily sit
uated in her little circle, and bidding her
good night, he promised to call soon again.
When Mr. Lee left his sister, he thought
that he bad never seen a more, bewitching
fact1, combined with so much dignity of man
ners, ap that presented by Mi<s Brendan.
She could not have been reared in this place
so far from-the world. Her beauty and grace
alone fit her for a higher station in life than
that of a schoolmistress in so secluded a spot
us this, thought h? to himsolf.
It is a pity that one so well (?tied to grace
the highest circles in scaety should waste her
charms in such seclusion. The image of Miss
Brendan could not be effaced irom his miud ;
and evcu, when sleep visited his pillow, her
graceful forai still hovered near him. But to
return to little Lucy. When her brother left
her, a feeling of her. loneliness so overcome'
her that she could not restrain her tears.
Kate, thinking it best to allow her to give
full vent to her feelings, left her alone for a
few moments, and theu returning, with her
usual kindness, told her not to feel lonely, as
she would find a friend in' her, aud loving
companions in her pupils. She soon became
calm, and taking the hand of her teacher, ac
companied by tho pupils, they wont to a lake
near the house, where a delightful sail in.tlie
boat brought smiles to her lace" again ; and,
as if catching the infection of happiness from
those around her, 6he soon became one of tho
merriest of the" party; ana when they, re
turned to the house, her eye Eparkl'?d.brigkter,
and her cheeks wore a richer bue than they
had for many months.
.Miss Brendan advised Lucy to rise early in
the morning arid take a walk, as she thought
the fresh morning air would be beneficial to
her, promising to be her companion \ and, in
compliance with her promise she tapped light
ly at the door of her little charge, and before
the sun had shed its first bright rays upon the
earth, they were prepared for their walk ;
Lucy enjoyed it very much, as everything was
new to her. They had not gone far when
they met Mr. Lee. Lucy was delightc1 to ?>?;o
her brother, and id compliance W- h A??6S
Brendan's polite invitation, he accompanied
them to the cofage und breakfasted with
them. Kate presided at the labio with so
much case aud cordiality of manners, that
she completely won the admiration of Mr.
Lee, arid.he fho?ght how happy it would make
him td raisonner to her true sphere in society;
Mr. Lee was fearful that the pain of sepa
ration would be too much for the feeble, state
of Lucy's bfclth," and determined to spend
several weeks in the village, no became',
therefore, a frequent visitor at the cottage,
and accompanied.his Sister and Miss Brendan
not only in their walks, but in many excur
sions on horseback through tho blooming
country, being every day moro'entangled in
tho net spread for him by Cupid. But their
happiness could not stay tho realUy of time 5
and Mr. Lee soon began to realise that thc
timo was rapidly approaching when he must
return to the city, and not until then wt:s.he
aware that thc presence of Mies Kate waa es
sential to h''ti happiness.
One evening he called as usual to see hie
aigtcr, but ?nding her prevented from being
down stairs from a slight indisposition, he
determined to take advantage of tho opportu
oily to open bi? tait to Mud Sile, ?stu
I our readers are doubtless familiar with such
' scenes, we will pass this over, leaving it to the
..Suffice it to say, that Kate-'was happy to
find one who would love her for herself alone,
and she determined to allow Mr. Leo to re
main in ignorance of her real station in life.
? Before his return to ,tho-<?ty, it was ar
ranged that their marriage should take place
tho following spring at the white cottage,
where they had just known each other. Kate
' informed her pupils that this was to be her
last session, as she intended to make, a change
in her course of living at'the end oftbat time.
They were aH very.'mnch distressed at this
intelligence. * But she soon brought the smiles
to their faces again, by "promising to visit
them frequently, and saying* that she inten
ded giving a party at-the cottage at the close
of the term. . sa
Little Lucy was almostjbe?ide herself with
joy when she- became acquainted with the
fact that ber dear Miss Kate was soon to he
her own sister.
? Winter passed away withi nt any material
change to the inhabitants of the cottage, but
th'ey all looked forward with anxious hearts
to spiing. j
At lenq-tb. the close of ?ho ?cason drew
near) and the. girls eagerly anticipated the j
long promised party. Their relations were
arriving from all part?i'nf thVcountry to take
them, hom a ; and they, too,: were to share in
tho festivities of the occasion.
The eventful evening came, and Miss Bren
dan, taking several.pf*Jhe hjcrgest girl.s.tp her
own room, dresred. .them all alike in white,
suited to the scene in which they were to act
as bridesmaids. . She, too, was dressed in the
greatest simplicity ; but in addition, a snowy
veil fell in gracefal folds, ever her beautiful
shoulders. The girls were ail curious enough
to know what was tq be done, but Kate
looked YCi'y'wise and said nothing. L'ttle
Lucy could with difficulty .keep the secret
with which she had been entrusted, until they
proceeded down stairs,, where they were met
by Mr. Lee and several gentlemen, who had
?ooompanied him from the city, who, taking
Miss Kate, and leaving the gentlemen to se
lect a lady from the group of astonished girls,
entered tho parlor^..where a' minister was
waking to perform" the'eeremony, and before
tho'amazed company -half "understood the
joke, Miss Kate was- Mrs." Lee. Again wc
will let the curtain fall, as- it would not be
very pleasant to see the parting of Kite with
her scholarSi ' . . .
CHAPTER VL .
Come with us now tothe same house in
London where first introduced Mr. Lee and
The house of mourding i<* now turnecLjnto
the house of rejoicing-the splendid saloons
are brilliantly i'luminated, and the wealth and
beauty of the city are . collected there. But
the brightest of the gay throng is Rate.
Though her lovely face seemed somewhat
familiar to some, yei none dreamed of her
being tho beautiful. Kate Douglass whose
presence had added such charms to their
society and whose' strange absence had been
so unaccountable. All were anxious to know
the true history of the lovely bride of Mr.
Lee; and the numerous balls and soirees
vr '-^-"-aCher presence, added to his
pride m beinpptW^"J?_-LCTOU neu ajuvvurr
Time passed rapidly away, when one eve
ning, ia the third week of their married life,
Mrs. Lee asked her husbands company in a
ride to visit the Douglass Park. The eve
ning was a beautiful one, and Mr. Lee enter
tained his wife,and the joyoua little Lucy
with an account of thc budden and strange
desertion of the beautiful heiress of the im
mense estate. He bad scareelj' finished, when
the}* arrived at the splendid mansion, and
were ushered into a superbly furnished parlor,
where Kate throwing herself into u chair, and
laughing^ as st.? only could laugh, said ;
?'. And how would you like to see this same
heiress, Mr. Lee ?*'
"Extremely, but T had not hoard ol'her
" She is hereto my certain kuowledge,"
said Kate : and making a polite courtesy to
Mr. Lee, said, " Allow mc to introduce you
to Miss Douglass now Mrs. Lee. You have
brought me lo your city home, permit me
now to present you mine."
Before Mr. Lee coi 1 reply, lvilocontinued :
"I have had my day ol' happiness as Miss.
Douglass r1 ? Miss Brendan, and anticipate a
happly con .don as Mrs. Lie."-Saturday
Fidelity to One's Stato.
In a letter to the New York'J'Jcenijii/ /'av/.
Montgomery Blair relates thc following. The
preliminary remarks show th:-t ho iu still
ignorant of the true character ot' the goces
sio.u rr.oveinout in its commencement ; but
his letter manifests a common sense anda
practical philosophy as to thc nature of the
issue afterwards, that we look for in vain in
most of his school:
f * * But when the war came, in spite
of all appeals to sober-minded patriots to
stay its fury, when the thunder of cannon
had begun, what could thc lovers of peace' i..
either sectiou do but submit to thc forces
with wh'iclr they were surrounded, in the
States to which they belonged ? (Jen. Lee
said to my father, when sounded by him, at
tho request of President Lincoln, about tuking
tho command of our army against tho rebel
lion,then hanging upon the decision of the
Virginia Convention : " Mr. Blair, T look upon
secession as anarchy. ly owned the four
mrllions of slaves in the South, I would sac
rifice them all to the "Union ; but how can 1
draw my sword upon Virginia, my native
State ?" He could not determine then ; said
he would consult with his friend, Gen. Scott,
and went on the same day to Itichmoi.d,
probably to arbitrate difficulties, and we see
the result. It is hard for a noble mind to
tear itself from home, kindred, friends and
native soil, and go into opposite ranks to crush
ri This was tho case of Stephens as weil as
Lee. It was tho ca-<e of nearly every eleva
ted soul in the South. * * *' As the
South grew weaker and began to stagger
tinder the heavy blo?s of the gigantic North;
all lier brave spirits rallied 'lo a man in her
support, ? Even the slaves were moved by tho
natural instinct; for when all the white men,
young and old, had left their homes, their
women and children, to be protected and fed
by their superior strength, they would uot
desert to our conquering army as it marched
through theehnnking South, but fled with
the panic-stricken families and gave them aid
and comfort. In this did not the blacks provo
themselves a loyal people ? Would not the
ivhite man hate proved himself a recreant, jf,
under such circumstances, he had gone^over
to the invaders ? .
LIKCOIA'S " O LU Hoss."-On the 22d ult j
the family horse of the " late lamented,"
otherwise Abe Lincoln was sold at public
auction in Chicago. Thc highest sum offered
by the crowd for the equine of tho dead-and
gone, rail-splitter was $G0, so.lbe owuer, whe
calculated to mako a good thing out of public
sympathy with the " animilo," bid it in foi
?G5. This little incident illustrates the esti
mation in which tho defunct Abraham is now
held by his admirers. Two days after hit
death, any Lincoln mourner would havogivee
$65 for a hair of bis horse's tail ; now the
animal's whole carcass docs not bring anj
more M stamps" than would John Smith's, Pi
any other man. "How have tho inightj
feilen?"-Ia Cms? Democrat.
Anderson Soldier's Aid Associatio
'An immense meeting of the Soldiers of
lato Confederate States, of Anderson Dist:
assembled at Anderson C. H., according
previous notice, on thc 18th Aug., and j
ceeded to business by calling Lieut. Jas
Hoyt to the Chair, and thc appoinfmen
Messrs. W. W. Humphries and Jno. B. Mc
Lieut. Hoyt, upon taking the Chair,
plained the object of the meeting in a :
appropriate and well-timed remarks.
A resolution was then adopted for the
pointment of a Committee of twelve to j
pare business for thc meeting. The 'Cb
made thc appointments,- and thc Commit
Tt having been ascertained that Cen. Wi
Hampton was in thc village, upon motior
Committee of three consisting of Maj. J
B. ".Moore, Col. Sam. Pickcns and D.
Breaseale were appointed to wait upon o
invite him to attend aud participate in 1
After an absence of a few moments, t
Committee returned, escorting the Gener
who was received with enthusiastic applau
The Chairman having introduced him
tba assembly, before taking his seat, G<
Hampton delivered a most appropriate a
'. beautiful speech. He said :
i - Brother Soldiers of Anderson : I deem m
self fortunate that accident has given me t
pleasure of mcctiug with you to-day, and
participating in the laudable objects contei
plated by your meeting ; and that pleasure
greatly enhanced by seeing around me ma;
of the brave men whom it was my good ic
tune to command during-the wai" The
mountain regions ."gaye t,o tba armies of ll
South some of eur best soldiers, and it is di
to them that 1 should declare, what I do he
with infinite gratification, that I had in n
ranks none better, braver or more devoti
than the men of thi?: and the adjoining Di
tricts. In your presence I desire to tender
them ir.y heartfelt thanks for their condu
a3 soldiers. They have thc proud consoiou
noss of having performed, their duty to tl
State, and this will be some compensation 1
them for thc result ol tho war."' And, broth,
soldiers, whilst wc acquiesce in thc result, 1
us not admit that the cause cf it was unjust
fiable or wrong. I accopt the terms upc
which we laid down our arms, in good fait
and it is our duty to observe'these terms fait!
fully j but whilst I. do th?3,1 shall never sa
that we had not right on our Eide-I sha
never hold my State as "guilty or her sons :
traitors. The cause is not to bc judged I
success or failure. Success does not incvit:
bly make right or truth or justice, nor dot
failure always imply evil, wrong or falsekooi
If thc justice of a cause always insures succ?s
Poland, Hungary and Ireland would not no
groan under the heel of thc oppressor, nc
would the South be reduced to thc sad cot
dilion in which she hods herself, 'rc-day. Bu
sad as is thc condition ?f our beloved, lam
we iriust not forsake it. She has need of a
her sons. You know that in years that ni
just parsed, you regarded it as your bigbe:
duty to stand by your colors. So now it i
your duty to stand by your Sta.to. Her co
ors are nailed to the mast, and let us stan
or fall with her. Give her all the aid yo
can, and if she sinks, at least let us go dow
For these reasons,. I have discouraged en
?gration. I believe it.is our highest duty t
rn.pgfnldislirripnl^nf law, OrdC
.peace ; to help thc wtuow.s auTrnrpnanrTTirsrts
by the war, and to endeavor to raise our pro;
trate and bleeding country. We may not b
able to* do mu.ch towards alleviating the sui
tiering and sorrows of our people, but we ca
at least take our share nf then., driel luna !igl
rui the general .burdon by distributing
amongst us all. To ibo accomplishment c
those .objects-the highest that patriotisi
can inspire-I invoke your earnest co-oper:
tion. it will require all your energy, al
your strength, all your endurance, lo rester
hope to our poople or vitality lo our Stale.
We can expect nothing from Hie Govern
mentof the United States, whatever part;
'may be in power. Tho Convention at Phil?
delphia-where thc North and South, bury
ing thc past, were to re-establish liberty
equality, fraternity-has declared, the plal
form upon which the ' conservatives propos
to enter the next canvass. In the d?clar?t io
of principles which compose thal platform,
.-x-e it announced that tho brave soldiers aw
sailors who snpnreraed Ike rebellion are cn
titled to the thanks of th? nation ; that th
debt incurred in that hely crusade is lol)
sacred, and that all Confederate debts ar
null and void. Wc pension the men wh
forged our felters ; but the soldiery of. th
South-men with empty sleeV^O)! jin ertliche
.such as aro seen around mo now-.are to b
branded a* outlaws, rebela and traitors. Nj
fostering hand of a paternal Governmcn
soothe, or cares for their widows and or
Thc country and thegoverniuenl for whicl
they fought, like their hopes, aro dead, an?
they are rhrown on thc cold charity u! thi
world, lt is our duty lo open oar hearts atv
our hands lo cur brave disabled soldiers, am
care for the families of those who fell in on
defens?; Whatever nfay have been tho icsul
of thc cause in which they foll, remembc
that they.died for us, fighting) as they hon
cstly believed, to make us free. They ofter
ed up their lives a willing sacrifico for th^i
country, and shame upon the utan who wouh
not help those who have lost thair all in ou
behalf. I shall never turu my back upon an]
brave soldier,, who stood, by his banner to Jiu
last, though that glorious banner may be for
ever furled : though now
" There's not a man to wave it,
And thero's not a soul to save it.
And there's not ?no-ir?t to lave it
In tho blood which heroes gave it.'1
'Tis true that wo baye but little left to us
thal we arc impoverished ; hut we can a
least share our pittance with those who havi
. To record thc names of those who fought
for us ; to perpetuate thc history of the gal
lnnt troops given by our State to the com
mon cau.^c ; to extend aid to thoso who an
disabled, and to those wh-^seprotectors fell ir
thc.war, are the noble purposes of. your pro
posed Association. I wish you God-speed it
this good work. I congrat?late myself tba
i. have been permitted to participate in fliest
holy objects, and I pray that God may bios;
them to thc fullest extent of your wishes. ]
thank you, pentlemcn, for thc courtly yoi
have extended to-me, and for the kindncst
wiih which you have received mo.
- Upon the conclusion of this speech, al
present, who had;served in the Confederad
States armies from Anderson District, wert
requested to enroll their names, rank, Com
and Ilegt.,iWith tho Secretary. More than twt
hundred came forward and enrolled theil
,v The committco appointed to prepare bust
noss, through their chairman, submitted th<
1. Resolved, That it is the sense of tb h
: mc-dting that we organize ourselves forthwitl
into a permanent society to be known by thc
name of the "Anderson Soldiers Aid Asso
i dation." - -? - ?.? ' . .
i 'f 2. That each soldier present desirous of be
' coming a member of tho Association bo re
. quested to enroll his name and rank, witl
' the company and regt, to which he belonged
I 3. That we elect at once after enrollment
i the officers of this Association for the onsuinj
! year, fo consist of one President, five vice
' Presidents, one S? ellary ?.nd ono Treasurer
4. That all soldiers, who have been unabh
i to attend this meeting, be requested lo enrol
* their names as opportunity oilers.
5. That a committee of seven be appoint
by tbis meeting, to draft a Constitution a
By-laws for the government of this Assoc
tion, to report at some future meeting.
Col. Wilkes in support of the rcsolutic
and thc object of the meeting, deliverec
most characteristic eloquent speech.
TJpou motion, .thc Resolutions were th
The following gentlemen were then elect
permanent Officers of tho Association, viz:
For President-Gen. Ellison C?pers.
For Vico Presidents-Col. Samuel Picker
Col. W. D. Wilkes, Lt. J. A. Gray, Col.
E. Harrison, Dr. T. A. Evans.
For Treasurer-Col. J. N. Brown.
For Secretary-Lt. .1. A. Hoyt.
The following Resolution was next offen
and adopted :
Resolved, That Captains, of the diff?re
companies from Anderson District, be r
quested to furnish the secretary with a con
plcte Roll of their companies from the begi
ning to the close of the war.
Upon motion, it was ordered that whe
this meeting adjourn, it stand adjourned
meet on Tuesday alter the second Monday i
October next. .
Upon motion, the meeting then adjournc?
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From thc Southern Enterprise.
Messn. Editors:--There is no doubt that
large majority of our people-a majority a?
proaching unanimity-desire the adoption <
some measure for thc relief of those in dcb
If something is not done, there will, ineviti
bly, result a wide-spread ruiu and sufferini
such as no people haye ever been subjeetc
to. It is absurd to apply general maxim!
jost, and right iu ordinary times, to such
universal and crushing convulsion as tba
which has passed over our country. The pee
pie of the South, of all classes and interest;
were in favor of secession. It is, therefore
oidy just and fair, that all should suffer in th
disastrous consequences of failure, and uo
that the debtor class should be sacrificed, aui
the creditor class benefit ted. If thc collec
tion bf debts is enforced, thc creditor, wil
purchase iwcnty. lini?.Vas much property, (i
his""debtor ha-i il.) as he could -haye done le
foro the war. > A ?nan ?worth Illly (housani
dollars, twenty thousand of it real cKatc, au<
owing twofthousar.d, his lands will not pa;
hi.-: debt. But, as I have said, our people ar
nearly unanimous that something must bi
done, if'practicable/ What, can be donc? I
present and effectual measure will ie for th
Legislature to enact that no Court, _for tin
trial of cases arising out of contracts, sha!
be held for two years ; make.ail cases of tor
indictable, with power to avoid restitution o:
A more radical and better course, would h
to call a Convention : let that Convcntici
scale all debts contracted before thc close o
the war-say ono half or three fourths. Tbesi
d?lits were based mainly on negro property
that has been swept away, and the'value o
the lar.da impaired, together to at least thrci
fourths. Thc properly of thc State wai
worth, at thc beginning, of thc war, five huu
died millions, lt is not now worth ono hun
drtd millions. Has a Convention power U
do this ? The Convention has done this vcr}
tking/as to all debts contracted during tb<
war. Why may not thc same iking bc don<
as to all debts ? Let thc distinction bc pointcc
ont. It was as much <; impairing" the obli
gation of contracts ?H thc one case as in th<
other. The words used in the- Constitution
"*"""7 '. i "?y'.n tim aldhzajipu of contracts,'
not "destroying or ainiuH?iiijj)"- ~-s--.
Thc words used in our State Constitutor
are, "Thc Legislature ^ !? : Vi ! plass jio law im
pairing tho obligation of commets." S It v
clear thai lhere un nothing In our Slate Con
stitution lo restrain .". Convention, lt migh
well have been con>?dcred that ii would not
have been safe to trust-such 'a power in thc
hands of a Stale Legislature to" be exerciser
as a matter of.ordinary legislation, but . tba1
it did abide in thc (?copie in* their . c.rii'iua
elementary character. Tho wo; d.s ol' lile Con
Ptltutioh of the Uiiiied States arti: " Mi Statt
shall pas-, any law impairing," ftc. *. Ts the acl
of a Convention a law ? Has it over been sc
called? Tho U-.-ma used as to acts nf n Con
vention ato .. ordinance," " constitution." . Il
is a settled principle, that in construing t
Coiustitution or law, words shall be under
stood in their ordinary acceptation. Has tht
tenn " law" over been applied ?o thc act of a
Convention? Thc Convention, which is thc
people assembled in council, ran do anything
lt did thc most important act which a people
ran do-changed tho Government/ It could
have established a monarchy or abrogated
one and ali of our inst tution.s, as il did abro
gato ihe most important ol'-them. If itconlo
deprive one man of his negroes, why nol de
j prive another cf the deb?a due him ? Thc
pJople in Convention abolished slavery and
thereby impaired tho ability of debtors topa)
their liabilities. Has ?,Convention not, there
forej the power to reduce commensurate!}
those liabilities ? Mr, Lincoln's proclamation
of emancipation did not abolish slavery, and
ho bO thought himself, and oppressed thc
Ophion that ihe proclamation would 'DC de
clared void and iuelfcclaal. The Convention
therefore impaired thc ability of debtors Tc
oav, and a Convention has th-j right, :u^d it i.
righi; to reduce those liabilities.
Il has. been "decided that a public ollicci
fleeted for lifo, holds his ellice under a coir
tract with tho State, and therefore that con
tract caunot ho violated or impaired by ai
ordinary act cf tho- Legislature. But thc
tenure may bo changed hy a Convention. I
a Convention can impair the obiigntion of thc
contract in this case,- why not in other <*ises S
Mut a Convention of thc | er.ple is mt a State
If ten thousand men, assembled on a desert
island, were living in a slate of nature, with
- ou? a Constitution, laws?or government of any
kind, would i hoy constitute a; State? Thc
! people of a Territory are not called a State :
but they are the elements out of which c
State may be formed.'
In conclusion: If those views are*correct,
I such an ordinance would not he tho act of n
State, and therefore not forbidden. . It would
noL be a law, and. therefore not forbidden.
The Slate Legislature may provide that thc
Conns may be held every three months ; why
not also enact that they be held every two Ol
-" Another reason for niling thc Convention,
is to reduce the number and Eulal ie's of public
olfir^V?. we are all reduced to extreme pen.':
ury, even to actual want? ' Why should thc
salaries" of public cfliccrs remain as large as
they ever were, and much larger than in oth
er States, except two?
These views are bripf/ thrown out, having
neither lime nor room to elaborate them.
ABOLISHING TUB BUREAU.-Referring tc
Gen. Howard's recent order Btopping the de
livery of rations from the Bureau, Forney's
Chronicle says : . v. .?. ~ x"~
* 5' It will be seen, from the order of Gen.
Howard,': that thc President bas determined
to abolish the Freedm?n's.Bureau. _ This is,
no doubt, ';the first .stqp'Jn'thatl'coKp d-elai
' which is to result . in tbe establishment of o
'dictatoBsbip.' . Possibly,' thc President only
intends to starve out the ' mean whites' of thc
South, so ns to prevent their attendance at
I the convention which meets in' Philadelphia
' September 3."
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A colored man and bis wife, a wbito wo
. man, had a quarrel at Chicago, and tho woman
5 t in a fit of anger, set tho Iiouso .on fire, which wm
II entirely destroyed, an infant perishing in tb<
? Horrible Criirfe.
Correspondence- of Detroit Advertiser.
KALAMAZOO, Aug. 13, 18CG.
During the late hours of Sunday eveniug
and tbe early hours of Monday inorniug, a.
Mrs. Reckard, cf thc town of Oshtemo, in "
thia county, committed a most horrible mur
der, and ended the drama by self-destruction.
She got up in tho night, telling her-husband
she was nervous aud could not sleep, and
that she would sit up for awhile in an adjoin
ing room. She proceded to write some let
ters, and her husband waking up about an
hour afterwards, inquired how soon she was
coming to bed, to which she -replied, u in a
short time," and he again went to sleep.
It seem?; sooq after she went to an adjoining
room,- where two of her children were sleep
ing-Willie a..boy of six, and Etta a girl .
eight-and with a razor cnt their throats.
With such a horrid desperation was tho deed
done, that only tho hone prevented the sev
ering of their heads from their bodies. Tho
struggles and thc hard breathing of the poor
children, unabIB to make a loud noise, awak
ened a brother of fifteen who was sleeping up
stairs, who inquired what was tjje matter, and
was told hy his mother "nothing," and was
bid to go to sleep. She seems then to have
gone back and forth between the bed-room
of the children and her sitting room several
: hues, and thea cut her own throat.
lier struggles again awakened the lad np
stairs who, becoming alarmed, aroused his .
father, who got np and went into the sitting
room where be found tho kerosene lamp
turned down low. Turning it up, tracks and
smeara of blood we're discovered all around,
and a suspicion of the terrible deed flashed
across his mind. Going to the children's
bcd room tho most ghastly .sight met his eyes,
bis two children lying side Ly side, weltering
in their blood and his wife lying across thc
foot of the bed with ber throat-cut from ear .
lo car. The bed was flooded with blood,
and it was running upon the fioor in a
It would seem that she did not cut ber own
throat at the children's bed-side, but after
she had murdered them, walked into a bed- ,
room adjoining. After turning down tho lamp
in still another room-for tracks of blood w.ferc .
seen all over thc floor-and taking thc razor
which she had used upon her children, she
drew it heavily across her own throat, laid the
bloody weapon upon the pillow, and with a
coolness) deliberation and fortitude which it.
is almost iuipos.-ible to comprehend, while
the-blood was rushing .in torrents from tho
wound, made her way out of this room into
that of ber children, and laid herself careless
ly down upon the same gory bed, as if to
sicep. Both children lay with then.* faces to
tho wall. Onec?' them had evidently strug-,
gled while the knife was in its vitals, for thc
blood was spattered over the clothes, and thc
mother's ht-.nd and arm were ensanguined
with thc precious life current.
This sad occurrence tock place at the Osh
temo side track, about six miles west of this
place, on the M. C. R. R. The unfortunate
woman was the wile of Alexauder Reckard, a
well-to do farmer.
A coroner's inquest was held this after
noon, and thc verdict given was ia accordance .
with thc ahovo facts. She was undoubtedly
insane. -She appeared weil and cheerful on .
Sunday afternoon, and was out walking with
her husband and two children. But there
is reason to believe that she had meditated
the act for some time. On the eveniug .be
fore the commission of this terrible fleed, she
gave away to different members of her family
i irrn-ttjiianv articles, trinkets, fcc, though,
curious enougti," no'snsTrroroM ' . , I_t^Zi_?
Thc letters found on the stand aro well writ
ten, both ns regards penmanship and lau
guage. She directs hov/ ber two oldest chil
dren shall be brought up, confiding them to
the care of a relative. "Etta and. Willie,"
she says, " I shall take with me." .
Nc?ro Vagabondage in .NcW-Xork.
The Southern jn'osH could do no better
work in behalf ol' tlie unfortunate negroes
thc victims of Abolitionism and emancipa
tion-than to warn them i;f thc folly of com
ing North to seek a livelihood. Whatever tho
negroes' capacity for work ii< a condition of
slavery, the sense ol "fresdori." makes them
lazy and indolent and .degraded. Here iu
' this city they are idlers and eyesores, doing
r.otbiiiir, friendless, and without a future. At
. lirst, wheo thc services of a ;; contraband 1
seemed to bc r. sort of providential dispensa
tion sent to do away with the labor ct' "Irish
servant girls, thc negroes were taken into
[families in th'., ci fy to ..perform tho work of ?
the household. In uinety-nino ca?esout of a ?
hundred, they have been found wanting, and
have i'crn turned adrift by their employers,
and arc now leading vagabond lives, with no
one to direct them and no one to take inter
est iii their welfare. Experience hus proven,
that the industry of one Irish servant girl is
worth that ol' a. dozen negroes, and in conse
quence, thc latter, notwithstanding thc loni
ctamor in their behalf hy interested politi
cians and hypocritical people generally, a*e
out of employment everywhere, and il :. il
homos, in rare cases, whore Southern fatnilics,
for tho. s:ike ol' old memories, rescue them
from their -squalor and give thom, work lor
their hand.i. The negro's habits of .insubor
dination.' unless controlled by a m aster, his
indolence, and bis general worthlessness,
arising Cram his cruel gilt ol' "freedom," have
mado him au Ishmael to-day Lu the North.
And if any of our Abolition friends would
wish to test thu, lot them advertise for the
services of a single negro, and they would
receive applications .from a thousand-all of
whom, if employed,' would bc turned adrift
iu a week to resort to their life of vag.iboa- .
dago, which seems the ehi-a? " righi" which
?lie negro, left to himself, appears to caro to
enjoy.-New York News.
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THE PAY OF WAH SOLDIERS REDUCED.
The law under whi?h thc pay of the enlisted
men in the army ?md the marine corps was
increased to SI <*< per month, provided that'
such increase should be paid during tho con-,
ti nuance of the war. The proclamation of
thc President declaring the termination of the'
rebellion nullified this law, and reduces thc
pay.lo its former rate ol' Sdi per month""
GROWTH OF CATHOLICISM IN THE TXITED
STATES.-^-AI thc laying of the corner stoue of
a new Catholic Church in Detroit, -Michigan,
or thc 22d inst., it was stated by Rev. Mr.
Kilroy in his sermon, that eighty years ago
there were hut sixty thousand Catholics and
twenty-five priests in the United States, while '
now there are four million four hnndred
thousand members of thc church, and 'two
thousand five hundred priests, and 'that 1he
present bishop has founded no less than six
churches, and hus added forty priests during
A Mississippi paper has tho following :
" Thc falso cal vcr aro rendored necoss&ry bv the
new stylo of ' tiltmg hoops' which go very far
toward, exposing what was before only dreamed
of, or existed only in imagination. In tho lan
guage of an oxchungo :
"'These calves*aro not a flcoting show,
For man's illusion rrivon,
They're filled with bran or stuffed with tow,
And swoll about a foot or so,
And look first-rate, by heaven.'"
Thc falso boseins are made of fino wire, in tho
i shape of a bird's nest, with a small spring to.th.em,
and really look and feel quite natural.
The plumpers aro faatoned to the teeth in:tuch .
- a manser as to make the face , look-round and -
, j plump, and are calculated to deceive the unsus
I I peeling. Young gentlemen need hive a"b fears as ?
) ; regards tho indies in this sccticn-they an all
; M?ht, and need no artiacial ?xins. -
" % .*^g^'-,-.. a. ,7.