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DUR?SOE, REESE & ?0*
EDGEFIELD, S. C., DECEMBER ll, 1867,
M. C. BUTLER. 1B ROY F. TO?ITAN?.
BUTLER &; YOUMANS,
ATTOBZVEFS AT LAW,
Solicitors in Equity;,
IVILL Practise ja 'Sdg'efield and the adjoin
ing Districts, .Is the United States Courts, and
in Bankruptcy. Also, n Augusta, Ga.
Office: Edgeficld C. H., S. C.
Sept S " tf 36
JOSEPH ABNEY. H. T. WEIGHT.
ABNEY & WRIGHT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Solicitors in Equity,
ED GE FIE LD, S. C.,.
Will Practice in the United States Courts, giving
their especial attention to coses in Bankruptcy.
July 30 tf 31
JONES & NORRIS,
At'torneys at Law,
SOLICITORS IN EQUITY,
ILL PRACTICE in the Courts of this
State and of the United States.
Particular attention given to cases in Bank
Nov 5 ' ^Stn* 4-5
*R H. PARKER respectfully announces
that he is well preparad to execute in . the best,
manner and promptly all work in the business,
-and at greatly reduced figures..
Having acquainted himself with tho Into ines
timable improvements in the profession, and se
cured a full stock of materials, ie., ho -warrant
good and satisfactory work to all who moy desire
Edgeficld, S. C., Aug. 1, tf 31
The Friends o: Capt. A. P..WEST respectful
ly announce him a.- a Candidate for Sheriff of
Elgo?old atthe next election.
Nov 7 te? 4.5 'J
ZS" Wc h ive been authorised by the Friends ?
of dpt. H. BOULWARE to announce him a
Candidate for Sheriff of Edgeficld District at the
next oloction. ,
'Apr 12 to? 16
For Tax Collector.
Tho Many Friends of D. A. J. BELL, Esq.,
respectfully nominate him as a Candidate foi
Tax Collector at the next election.
Oct 18 to 43
THU many Friends of Capt. JAMES MITCH
ELL respestfully nominate him as a Candidate
fur TAX COLLECTOR at tho next election.
Des 6 te* 50
Wc have beon requested by many friends of
Mr. JOHN A. BARKER to announce him a Can
didate for Tax Collector of EdgeSeid District at
the ensuing election. ,
Oct. 2, te? 4
?Sf" We have been authorized by friends of
Capt. STUART HARRISON to announce him a
Candidate for re-election to the office of Clerk of
thc Court of Common Pleas for this District, at
the next election.
April 9 te 15
^??f*We have been authorized by the many
friends of Capt. L. YANCEY DEAN to an
nounce him a Candidato for Clerk of the Court
of Ccmaon Picas for Edgeficld District at the
June 20 te -27
NEW FALL AND WINTER
From New York and Baltimore !
THE Subscribers ure now receiving their
FALL AND WINTER GOODS, which ?ero
bought in the best markets in this Country, and
which in point of STYLE, QUALITY and
PRICE defy eompctu.on.
Our Stock consists in part of
Brown and Bleached SHEETINGS;
Brown and Bleached SHIRTINGS;
Pillow Caso LINENS and COTTONS;
Cotton and Linen DIAPER;
Brown and Bleached JEANS;
French and American MERINOES ;
Figured ?nd Solid DBLAINES;
Beautiful POPLINS and ALPACAS ;
LUSTRES and Ornamental TWILLS;
Ornament-] LUSTRES in variety;
Opera and all Wool FLANNELS;
CLOAKS, SHAWLS, NUBIAS, SONTAG S,
Balmoral and Hoop SKIRTS;
COLLARS, G LOVES,.HOSIERY;
L-idiea' and Gents'UNDKRVESTS;
Ladies' an.I Misses* HATS ,
RIBBON. FLOWERS ?md FEATHERS;
READY MADE CLOTHING-a targe, and
well selected Stock, from the cheapest to tho
fln est ;
Doe Skin CASSIM RRE;
CASSIMEKSS ?nd SATINETS;
TWEEDS ind-Ko ?tucky JEANS ;
Bed BLANKETS, Saddle BLANKETS ;
Men's ?nd Boys' HATS-all kinds;
Ladie?, Misses, Men's, Boys and Children's
SHOES, in gren: variety ;
GROCERIES,-large stock and fine variety;
HARDWARE. CROCKERY, GLASSWARE;
Fine FRENCH BE AN DIES;
B-iker's and Gibson's best WHISKIES ;
MADETRA, PORT and SHERRY WINES;
California CHAMPAGNES; "
CHEWING and SMOKING TOBACCO;
Havana and American SEGARS;
TRUNKS. VALISES, CARPET BAGS :
BRIDLES, Ac., ?e.
Call and examioe for yourselves before f>ur
cha?in? elsewhere. Yi-u will CERTAINLY SAVE
C. ri. CIHEATHAM & BfiO.,
No. 3, Park Row. -
Oct 7_tf 41
a LL those indebted to the Est?t* of ELBERT
?w POSEY, dee'df arc notified lo psy up at an
carly day. Old debts may be compromised.
Tlnne having demani- against said Estate will
prtk it them to me.
W. Jd. TIM.MERMAN, Ex'or.
Oct 22 _2m_ 43
AFINAL Settlement on the Estate of DAVTD
PAYNE, dee'd., will bo ma.,'6 in tho Ordi
nary's Office, on the 1st January lc'63. # Tho.??
having any demands against the said Elater will
present them by that day. Tho Notes and Ac
coant* drue the Elate will be found in tho hands
of Messrs. -BDTLEK ? Yoe M ASS, upon whom all
persons interested will do woll to eal!.
R W. PAYNE,. Ad'or.
Oct 7_12t 41
Information guaranteed tn produce aluxurianl
growth J?f noir upon a bald head or boardlesi
fase, also a recipe for the removal of Pimples
Blotches Eruptions, eic, on the .?kin. leaving tb<
aamo s'ft, cle-r, and b^niti?u!, can be obtain??
without charge by addressing .
THQS, F. CHAPttAN,CJ??WST,
823 Broadway, New York.
Sept 18 8m 33
WE HAVE TUST OPENED AND ARE OFFERING AS LARGE AND AS"
CHEAP A STOCK OF DRY GOODS,
OF ITvT?RY DESCRIPTION, as was ever offered in this city. - We-do-not mention
prices, but assure the people that no house eau or will sell Goods Cheaper than we.
H.P. RUSSELL ?c CO.
Nov. 3, 3m .... 45
WM. H.? TUTT,
" IMPORTER AND WlHOrESALE
?-DEALER IN- : .
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, PUNTS, OILS,
DYE-STUFFS, SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS,
A.ND DRUGGISTS' SUNDRIES,
264 Broad Street, Augusta, Gat,
HAS NOW IN STORE one of the most complete "Stocks in the South, to which
he respectfully invites the attention of Merchants, Physicians and Planters.
The Stock embraces everything to be found in a FIRST CLSSS WHOLESALE
DRUG HOUSE, both of American and Foreign production, which is offered at
prices that cannot fail to please.
Having had an experience of twenty-two years, in thc Drug Trade in Augusta,
he flatters himself that he fully understands the wants of the people.
Merchants aro assured that thev can purchase their supplies from US at NEW
YORK PRICES, freight and expenses added.
All that we ask is an examination of our Stock and Prices.
Oct 23 . . Dm . - 43
SADDLES, HARNESS, LEATHER,
SHOE FINDINGS !
CHAS. G. GOODRICH.
HATCH & GOODRICH
JSTO. 271 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.
E INVITE THE ATTENTION'OE OUR FRIENDS AND THE PUBLIC
generally to our full aud complete stock of .
. LEATHER OF ALL KINDS, SHOE-FINDINGS,
And a well assorted lot of
We would be happy to receive a call from all our fricuds at our new stand, -No.
271 Broad Street.
Augusta, Oct 22
HATCH & GOODRICH.
3iu . 43
To the Boot and Shoe Buyers of
South Carolina !
Great Reduction in Prices !
WE ARE SELLING ONE OF THE LA Ti G EST AND BEST SELECTED
Stocks of BOOTS AND SHOES ever opened iu this Cit)-. An experience ol
Twenty years, and buying strictly for Cash, enables us to sell our Goods from
25 to 3?? per Cent Cheaper than any other House.
?gF'Call and examine. A t^al will convince. Goods freely shown, and one
MILES' CELEBRATED BOOTS AND SHOES always on hand. Also.
WOOD'S CELEBRATED BROGANS,, and all other. Manufacturer's work of
note. / ; - . ; ' . :
MR. CARROLL wishes his old friends and customers lo understand that
there is no Shoddy or Paper Stuffed Shoes kept in this Establishment. Our Goods
ff^?Ordcrs respectfullv solicited. ...
. . WITH
Augusta, Nov 4
E. F. BLOBGETT & CO.,
202 Inroad Street, Augusta, Ga.
OUR OLD AND NEW FRIENDS AND CUSTOMERS WILL BE SUP
plied as usual with the best of
Groceries and Articles Used by Planters
AT THE VERY LOWEST PRICES, at thc o!d Stand <if ESTES & CLABK.
JOHN M.CLARK & SONS,
278 ?road St., Augusta, Ga.
O'DOWD & MULHEEIN,
283 Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
_AVE NOW ON II?ND FOR THE FALL AND, WINTER TRADE
the largest and most complete Stock of GROCERIES in -the City. Our Stock
having been purchased before the advance in Gold, we we prepared to sell
AS LOW AS TH|1. LOWEST.
?^"Merchante and Planters and Planters visiting our City would do well to cal
before purchasing elsewhere.
Augusta, Oct "22 3m 43
In Stock, Wholesale and Retail.
Jaconet and Swiss EDGINGS and INSERTIONS.
GRAY ? TURLEY.
In Stock, "WholeHulc and Retail.
Book nnd Mall EDGINGS and INSERTINGS.
_GRAY A TURL7.Y.
In Stock, -Wholesale- ?nd Retail, t
Book. Jaconet and Mull EMBROIDERED
BANDS. _?2_?RAY A TURLEY.
InStock, Wholesale and Retail.
Book, Jaconet and Mull EMBROIDERED
FLOUNCING. GRAY k TURLEY.
In Stock, Wholesale and Retail.
Embroidered, Hemmed and Tape Bordored HAND
GJIAY & Tf-RLEf .
In Stock, Wholesale and Retail..
"WluU Edge, BU'cJt and Colored VELVET RI3
- '"-som ";: ' ' ? ^
GRAY 4 TURLEY.
In Stock, Wholesalo and Retail.
Boourt and Trimming RIBBONS, in variety.
GRAY ? TURLEY.
In Stock, Wholesale- and Retail.
Ladies and Gents'Fancy NECK TIES, in gre?
variety._'GRAY St TURLEY.
In Stock, Wholesale and Retail.
SUSPENDERS and BRACES, in great variety
_GRAY ic TURLEY.
In Stock. Wholesalo und Retail.
COLOGNE EXTRACTS, POMADE and FAN?'
SOAPS. ' GRAY A TURLEY.
~ In Stock, at Wholesale Only.
Steamboat, Mogul and Great Mog?l PLAYTN'
CARDS. " 'GRAY A TURLEY.
Iq Stock, Wholesale and Retail.
HOOKS.ana EYES. PINS. NEEDLES, SAI
" PINS, LEAD PENCILS.
GRAY ? TURLEY.
Joy Cometh in the .Horning.
BY iv r.. 1.1 A J: CT LL:-: y BRYANT.
j .. Oh, doena. not they axe best-alone
Whoso lives a peaceful tenor koep ;. .
For God, who pitias man, hath shown
A blessing for the eyeB that weep.
Thc light of smiles shall fill again
Tho lids that overflow with tears;
And weary hours bf woo and pain
Aro promises of happier years.
, Thero is.a day of sunny rest .
For every dark and troubled night;
And grief may hido an cvoning guest,
But joy Bhall como with carly light
Nor let tho good man's trusf depart, .**
Though lifo its Common gifts deny;
Though with a pierced and brokon heart,
And spurned of men, ho goes to dio.
For God hath marked each sorrowing day
And numbered every secret toar,
And heaven's long age of bliss shall pay
For all His children suffer here.
ADVERTISING FOR A WIFE.
Mr. Edward Singleton was one day seated
in his roora, deeply ruminating upon the un
fortunate position of bachelors in general,
when a step was heard ascending the stairs
and a niom?nt after some one rapped loudly
at the door.
"Come in." ...
The door Bow open, and a young man has
" Good morning Ned," he cried, seating
himself in a chair j "I stopped to inquire if
you had received .a card of invitation to old
Mowbray's party this evening."
(f And o? course you will attend."
" Whatf exclaimed the young man in sur
prise, " Ned Singleton, the gayest of the gay,
refuse to - attend the most brilliant party of
the season. Im possible Ned, you arc joking."
" I am not."
"But what is your motive for denying your
self this pleasure." ' .. ?
" To be frank with you Harry I have bad
quite enough of parties for thc present-what
1 now want is a good wife."
His friend gave yent to* hearty laughter,
"Tho very reason why you should go to
night. ' I "dare bc sworn that among the bril
liant throng of you'h and beauty that will be'
present, you can readily Gnd one lovely being,'
to whose care you would be willing to en
trust the keeping of your heart."
" True enough ; but whether that particular
one could be induced to deliver hc.-s in re
turn, over tu thc custody of Ned Singleton, is
still a matter of great doubt."
" But you would at least make a trial, and
if a rcfu-al bc the rcsu't, no harm would be
"But it would be extreraelv disagreeable,
and if you will promise not to reveal it, I will
entrust you with a secret."
" I will swear it if necessary."
11 Then I have to inform you that during
the last three months I have proposed and
been refused b}' three dill'ereut ladies."
.' Indeed I" exclaimed Harry, laughing in
spite of himself, "and what reason did they
assign in refusing your (.Uer."
"More than 1 can enumerate, but the prin
cipal one wasmy want of fortuno-and from
that undoubtedly spring all thc rest."
'* Then you are determined on staying from
the party tonight?" said Harry as he arose
" Most absolutely." K .
" And serious in wishing-to obtain a wife?"
" 1 never was more serious."
.'And havo come tu a'.defiuitc conclusion
as to bow j DU will proceed ?,"
" Then" replied his friend. ,: i would ad
vise jou to advertise," and with a joyous laugh
be left the room. -
" And why not?" said Singleton, mentally
as the sound of his friend's footsteps died
" Why not, indeed ? It would bc an ex
cellent plan-by Jove. I w?l." And straight
way seating himself at his little table, Le suc
ceeded ia a .'hort timo in producing the fal
MATRIMONIAL -Tho advertiser, a young man of
good moral chnractor and lino attainments, is do
sirous of forming a matrimonial alliance with a
lady betw. *n nineteen and twenty, four years fit
age. .She must be bo.iutiful ?iud accomplished,
and possess nn niniublo disposition.
Addross E. S., No-, Crescent Place, Bjston.
" Then-," soliloquized Neil, as he arose, " I
think thaV will do, and sincerely do I hope it
will be the means of securing mc'a charming
pari ncr for life.
For two years I have been ehdeavoring to
obtain a wile, but the lack of fortune has
been the main obstacle to the realization of
True, I have gained access in the very best i
society, and rendered myself agreeable to la
dies of wealth and fashion; but to this extent j
only have I proceeded. They know that I
am not the inheritor of riches-that a petty
custom house office is all I have-to rely upon.
I havo hunted for wealth long enough. I will
try and win a heart.
And so" he added to his advertisement the
MOVETOF KO CONSEQUENCE.
Our hero immediately sent a copy, to all
the evening papers in the city, with direc
tions to hnvc it inserted that day.
About two r?clock next dayythe postman
brought nearly a dozen notes directed to Mr.
K. S3 ; ?
Ned, who had been waiting with feveri?b
impatience, hastened at once to his room, and
. with a llutteiiog heart was. about to break
one of the seals, when a servant informed
him that a lady was below who requested an
This was most annoying at such a moment,
and bc had at first harbored serious intentions
of turning her off without an audience, but
hisgallantry came to his aid before he bad
given the order, and he accordingly told him
to show her up. With a sigh be sank into a
-seat, laying the unopened letters on thc table.
Presently the servant returned, ushering in a
lady who was closely veiled. Singleton of
fered her a seat, and politely inquired the ob
ject of her visit.
" I believe"' she said, in a tone of singulai
sweetness, " you are thc gentleman who ad
vertised for a- wife."
" I am," he replied.
May I inquire if you have selected one?'
" I have not, but have just received a num
ber of communications in reply to the adver
tisement," and he pointed at the pile of let
tera before him.
" Then I have arrived in time. I come tc
offer you myself."
Edward Singleton trembled violently at th?
announcement. Ho had not anticipated sucl
a summary modo of operation, nnd eonse
quently he became greatly embarrassed.
The form of his fair visitor struck him a
graceful and faultless, and when in a momen
after she raised her veil, be was literall
struck dumb by her exceeding beauty.
A pair of the brightest azure eyes beame
on him from beneath, their loDg d?licat
lashes, and a few stray, curls of silken hai
fell upon either check as she leaned forwarc
giving a bewitching appearance to her cout
tetiance, while the perfect beauly of herfaci
opon which he gazed with a look of open at
miration, sent a thrill to his' heart that he he
never before experienced. For a moment, t
! seemed as if entranced j but the truth
ally broke upon him-ho waa in love.
" And have you really- come to offe
selij?' ;he exclaimed; "are you ij
'. Why should you doubt it?" she sai
a captivating smile.
Iinow not, but indeed Thad notes
to have so lovely-"
''Stop, stop, sir-no flattery if you p
'?'But I clo not flatter-I speak the
when I say you are tho moat beautiful c
^Enough,5' she ?aid- with another
wh?jh translated ?Med iuto the seventh h
"d? I suit you?" '
.^Perfectly! and you will not hesit
ij Not fora moment, otherwise I shot
Ked Singleton sprang from hid seal
thorite pf unopened letters and cast thor
tbgilames. Then he caught her in hu
ant?gave her a hearty kiss, and as Rho si
inclined to favor the proceeding, he rej.
it several times, till finally out of brea
resabed his seat.
*I presume you have a desire to leai
name," she remarked as she handed
card. " .. .
M The idea had not entered my mind <
to the matter of greater consequence," ri
Ned laughing. 11 However, he took thi
anj.read: 'Mrs. Grace Elwood.'"
j Me turned pale, and glanced from the
.jWhat is the matter-aro you ill?1
asl&d, half rising.
' fNo, not ill," ho said, "but what n
thif?" ?nd he pointed lo the word 'Mrs.
-^Pardon me fbr not explaining bei
sheisaid, hnsiily ; " I had quit? forgos
infirm you thai I iva* a widow."
I ls that ail ?*' cried Ned, immediatelj
liejed, "then all is right; I absolutely t
widows. And now perhaps, you. would
likiito acquaint yourself with my nan
furrl it is- '
. "'^Edward Singleton 1" sbe interru;
srhjling. "You see I am acquainted '
fUndeed !" he exclaimed injBurprise, "
yot-I am not aware that we have ever
befc:e." . . . .....
" Still you see you are not entirely
knovn to mc. I first saw you about a in
ago,while in company with a friend ai
opf.il. and being favorably impressed '
yoniappearance, to say thc least, I madi
Sucres respecting you, and determined if
hie to make vr?r acquaintance. Th
fabler to accomplish, and happening to uc
an alvertiscment in one. ol' yesterday'i
pecs.signed ' E. S:, Cre*>ce,?H Plata,' I bec
convueed the advertiser-could be none o
thanyoursclf. I at oncedeterminedto m
a bod attempt to see and secure you, and
hapjy to find my eflbrt crowned v/ith s
Nd saluted the charming, widow with
newd fervor. " The only thing that now
jnaii-v' he remarked, "is to name theday 1
safi us united."
[ That I will leave for you to decide,"
I?jR while a blush overspread her fair featu
^tei%^cd"ed, that shall .certainly bey
s* But I insist
" And co do I. Ohorsc the time an
pomise to abide b]' y?nr decision-provii
pu name no distant nay."
" Then be it sb. Considering, tbereft
tint wis? have already been acquainted m
t?an hilf an hour, and that you wish .1
inion io be constrain*;; ted as speedily as p
gide, I propose tobe married to-da}'. .
am'a'gc is waiting at the dour."
Ned Singleton ?aid not a worJ, though
?as alighily startled. They stepped into i
carriage, and were soon whining rapidly ak
?remont street, toward theresidence of I
lev. Mr. P-?-. Luckily, they lound h
?t home, aad- without loss ol' time he join
Uom for lite. Ai ..they Wt the place, N
bil like a m-w man,,his happiness waa co
?Ide. They r%-enter,ed the .carriage, the d
.-.r took his scat, ?udthev were again r.V.ili
rver thc pavement. .
" Where urn yon \$hgT- a-koTNed st
('only, perceiving that tney were driven In
?pp i}-ite direction from che ono tbey "h
" Wc are eoiflg home," was the reply.
$$ut Ibid is nut the way."
" There voa atv at fault. And.now thal
.bink of il, there is o:;e particular subjc
jp?m which wo have n:>t spoken, perhaps v
bav? boon too precipitate in marrying bef?
i:? explanation had taken place. I have ri
Brencc t-6 my pecuniary position.''
"I married for love, and not f r moncj
exclaimed " Singleton, and kuowing thi
could uot be found in unity, I added th
poat-8cript ia my notice 'money of no cont
qianc?.'" . .
" But in uttering such a statement y<
" Wrong you ! In what manner?"
"In asserting that every Ijidj; of wealth
? You certainly do not mean to say th;
" I mean to say that since wealth is an o
slade to your happiness, I 'nm the nnhapr
possessor of eighty thousand dollars !"
? Ned .was thunderstruck. For a long tin
j he had been endeavoring to obtain a comp
I laney by marring*, but the eflbrt provii:
I fruitless, he had resigned all hope of bette
ibg his condition in that manner, and nov
rhen bis only ambition W/as to obtain an a
fctiouate wife, both heartland wealth hi
dropped, unexpectedly ?uto.bis pos.sessioi
? d?eient is it to say, he oever regretted b
-? ? ? ?
CHOLERA AMOXCTIIE Mississippi NEGROF
+The ch -lern soine wel les ago br ?kn ot
ajnong tbe negroes on thc Buckhorn PJan;,
. tim, in Louisiana,neu Millikia's Bend. Tb
oterseer, .be only white person on the plac;
iccoming alarmed, went off. Dr. Daoley wr
Sfnt for, and, on arriving, found fifteen dea
?hd unburied. Thoso who had not been U
ken with the disease paid no attention td ?
ther the dead or thc dying, refusing to as.si;
ii burying tho dead. The Doctor went t
?eneral Peck's plantation, n'few miles of
for the pnrpose of procuring help. T;bo nt
jroes there nt first refused to go, bnt aftc
being stimulated with whiskey, finally cor
, Rented. In the meantime twenty more ha
died, and in a day or two forty-eigh ,. makin
in all eighty three.. This dreadful raortalil
. y supposed to have been occasioned by th
. tating of fish, which ware caught in larg
quantities in some lake? in thencjghborhoof
tv', .oh had been nearly dry, the. water rc
? mainint* being very muddy, stagnant and ol
. fensive? Tbero were about a hundred negroe
. 'on the place. ' '_
? Uoiuuiw.E BVUBAHITIES BV ns AFRICA
'KING.-The latest nows from Abyssinia dc
1 velopes King Theodore in a still more btooc
thirsty aspect. He had made an ex?editio
2 to the mall Island of Metrata, in tho Lak
1 Tana, and put every inhabitant to death b
" fire ; then he made a trip to Kag, a ilourbb
ing town io Fog?ara, seized 1,500 peasant:
8 placed them in five large houses and burne
1 them alive. It is said there is now not a sii
y gie man, woman or child, alive, between D<
bia Tabor and Emfras, on the borders (
d Dembi a In the camr his Majesty has bee
6 pursuing the same game. Having heard tha
Ir! 2,000 of bi? troops Wished to desert, he ha
H them surrounded by tho others and thei
lj throats cut like cattle ; tho mothers, wive:
s? children and nearest relatives of the men bi
5 in g pistoled by the soldiery. 2G5 chiefs i
^ diBtricU have had their hands and feet' ci
16 off and have been lou to starve.
Thc Radicals Furious.
Our telegraphic news of yesterday says :
*'* Gold closed steadily at forty. It is said
that Secretary McCullough threw $:5,000.00O
on the market to prevent a panic." This is
the result of "Congressional action within five
After the late elections jnthe North, it was
.reasonable to expect, that moderation.woi?ld
j.characterize thc proceedin/s of Congress on
I its reassembling. But like the Bourbons, the
Radicals *eem to learn nothing and to know
nothing, from their adversities. They open
Congress with a report from the Judiciary I
Committee recommending an impeachment of
I the President. , They follow this up,.with a
bill providing for. his removal from his hij-li
office, before bis conviction. No sign is given
of receding from their reconstruction policy,
whereby thc negro is to be given dominion in
the South. On the contrary, Thaddeus Ste
vens is busy cutting up Texas into four-States,
to make votes for tho Radical party iu the
approjching Presidential election, after being
negroized. The peace and commerce of the
country is thus unsettled . and distrust as to
the future, is not allayed.
. A good deal of this policy, may bo mere
bravado. They wish to show an undivided
front to the terrible political disasters which
.have lately broken their power at the North ;
but the great motive is, to divert tho atten
tion of the peopl" from their unpopular evil
doings to the more popular antagonism with
thc President. At the late elections Messrs.
Colfax, Logan and other Radical orators,
filled the ears of the people with the misdeeds
and treachery 'jf President Johnson. They
tried to turn the elections in their favou:.-, by
agitating hfs.impeachment, whilst, they avoid
ed the despotism iht-y bad put over tho South,
ami be war of races they were urging
? through ut the (Juued States, with-all the
cou fusion and ruin lo commerce such a policy
must produce. They tailed before t?e people
to make this diversion successful ; but rhey
are now. practicing it in Congress. The coun
try wau ts repose. A hearty, real union i* its
hope of salvation from financial and connncr
cial convulsion. Yet here-'hey are. still agi
tating and threatening' collision and viol ince
'in'the government. They would delight to
morrow in an appeal to arms. War and blood
are thc natural elements of their existence
peace and order, their natural foes.
But can such a policy-be sustained by "Con
gress? It is difficult to anticipate any thing
of such a party,-the heated dross ol' tho
boiliug passions of the North. Bm the late
election? carnot be mistaken in their ?Urnifi
cancy. If this policy .stops short of. violence
and revolution, when men may ba made drunk
with strife-it must contribute to their ruin.
Merely to keep the country unsettled and
alarmed, and thus to add lei ihe.tremendous
embarrassment?, they havo airead}* produced,
caniiot arrest th? decline of their popularity.
It will only bo .' heaping up wrath for I he day
of wrath," alienation will become hate,-dis
approbation, curses; And however popular.'
iii himself, tbc-ir candidate for the Presidency
may be, the interests of the country-th j life
of the country, may make the personal popu
larity of any.ma?, uf not a feather's weight,
in -fettling iho-?cale^of-power. The course
of things in the Southern States, will not al
low them to keep in tho back ground, the
groat principle on which they; have leen de
teated-thal these Stutts sliall be nUtd by the
whitt race. - .
Their scheme of ruling them by negroes, is
already disclo?ir.g it s. repulsive folly-or more
repulsive dangers.' Even the negroes of South
Carolina seem lo reject it; whilst the whole,
white-race of tho South ararap?dly gathering,
from race affinity, into one immovable mass
of stern opposition. Unless they invent in
Congress new tyrannies by new device?, to
force the negro over the white man by the
sword, their t?'c?qstructioa of the South will
be au utter failure. Ai d can going on with
nev;, tyrannies over the South help them ? Is
not the whole world disgusted at their fs.ntas
! tic-tricks-of bate and wickedness overn gal
lint people, whom they cheated into submis
sion, and have persecuted with the mo^t re
lentless oppression I When the whale mor
tally pierced hy the harpoon risos for the last
. lime to breathe tbe\air-he is ol'teu most for
midable, iu his dyiug flurries.-Charleston1
Negroes Ili?'?its on Pennsylvania Rail
. -An opinion was'delivered*hi tim Suj-rcmc
Court pf Tenn., on Tuesday, hy Judge' Agnew,
in a case involving the tight pf railroad com
panics or carriers to keep separate blaelc and
white passengers) in which it was declared
that pi tor to the act of the State Assembly of |
March last there was that natural, legal, and
customary difference between the mers in
Pennsylvania. wh?ch made their separation as
passengers in a public conveyance the: sub
ject of round regulation tu secure order, pro
inote.eouifort, preserve,the peace nod main
tain lh-3 rights both of carriers and passen
gers. The case in which the- question origi
nated was that of a colored"wo niau suing for
damages for injuries alleged to.hax'e.been sus
tained by being compelled lo 'ofcupy n (Jif
ferenVseat iu a railroad car. than the one she'
had selected. Jmi<.-c Agnow, in announcing
eis decision, considered the rights of thc com
pany ns a common carrier, the preferences of |
the public, and thc lawH and customs of the
Sia'.e, summing up as follows :
'! lt. is clear, therefore, that under thc Con
stitution and laws the white and black puces
stand in a -separate relation to each other.
We ii nd i be same differences- in the institu
tions and custom's"'of the States. NeverTias
lhere '>..e:n an intermixture of the two races,
socially, religiously, civilly, or politically. By
umi-lccrupted usage the blacks live apirt. visit
and eoteuaic amone themselves, occupy dil
ferent places <>i public worship and amuse
ment, and Hil no ci vi I "or political sta'i >ns, not
even sitting to decide their' own causes! In
fact, there is notan institution of tho State
in which they have, mingled indiscriminately
with the whites. Even the common school
law provides Tfor separate schools when their
number is adequate. In thy military service,,
als), il?:y were :iol.intcrmixcd with -yililasol
diers, but were separated into companies and
regiments ot color, and that not by wry of
disparagement, but from motives of wisdom
and prudence,' to avoid the antagonism' 'd'.va
riant ?nd unmisable raes.
Law and custom having sanctioned a sepa
ration of races, it is not the province of the
judiciary to legislate it away. Wc cannot say
there was no difference in fact, when the law
and the voice of the people bad said there
was. The luws of the State are found in its
Constitution, statutes, institution*?, and gene
ral customs, ir is to~ these sources judges
must resort to'di-cover them. If they aban
don these guides, they pronounce their own
opinions, not the laws of thoso whose officers
they are. Following these guides, we are com
pelled to declare that at the time of the al
leged injury there was that -natural legal,
and cnstoinary difference between the white
and black races iu this Slate which made
their separation as passengers iu a public con
veyance the subject of sound regulation, tc
secure order, promote comfort, preserve th(
peace, and maintain the rights both, of car
! riera and passengers.
.The defcudants were therefore entitled t<
an affirmative answer to tho point recited a
the beginning of this opinion. It only re
mains to add that this cause arose before th?
passage of the act of the 22d March, 1867
declaring it an offence for railroad companie
to make any distiaction between passenger
on' account of race or color, and bur decisio
pronounces the law only as it Blood vheu tb
case arose, -leaving the act to operat
such cases as shall fall within its prov
Indeed, the act itself is an indication
legislative understanding of how the lav
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From the Atlanta Intelligencer.
- Honduras--Its Prospecrs, etc
I have thought it might not be unini
ing to your readers, arjd particularly to
who have friends in the Republic of H
rasj. to submit, through your valuable :
a summary of facts after a sojourn of
months in that delightful country. Ii
connection I will not forbear to say th
Intelligencer is the text book of the G<
colouy. Tho high character of this jo
abroad as well as at home, renders it ea
-sought for by our boys, who delight t
fresh their memories by a perusal of its ?
editorials and well chosen reading matte
reached the Republic of Honduras in
last, and after au exploration, OL' the coi
for a short time, settled with the colon
San Pedro, in the- Valley of Sula, eigl
leagues from Omca-, and thirty miles
the sea coast at Puerta Cabalas, near
head of navigation on the Rio Chomilicoa
.recent exploration of this river shows it i
gable with small steamers to within a
miles of the settlement of the colony. I c
ed my land and planted corn in June
rows nine feet apart-from which I re
riot less than 40 bushels per acre, with
than half thc cultivation usually bestowi
culture in this country. Late in Augu
?planted sea island cotton between the <
rows, which I plowed three times. Wi
left, on the ltttli of October, my cotton w
average pix feet high, well limbed, and fi
forms from bottom to top, and promisin
abundant yield. Others of the colony c
vated without the use of plough.with.rei
quite equal to mino. Thc corn crop bf
colony is abundant-sufficient to supply
?wants of thoasands. Beef cattle and I
can Dc had any time, arid at low prices
San P< ilro, in numbers to meet the dem
of any number of colonists.
Besides corn mid tx?tou, the country ]
duces to perfection, sugar cane, rice, toba
indigo, co ca, plantains,' bnnanas, indeed
the tropieal traits and vegetables of et
tjidfl. I am U;iily delighted with -the Cp
try. It is my borne. My space wUl uot ]
mit a detailed account .of the country,
for a more general review, I beg to reter. th
interested to Colonel E. P.-Watlrihs' rep
on Honduras: but candor compels nie to
that, in my judgment, his report docs not
the Country Jul! ju-tice. I take it til-"!
Colonel intended to be on the safe side, t
to-present stich tacts aa r.one could fad to
alize should they go to Honduras on his sU
ments; Perfect peace reigns throughout
Republic. The administration of Presid
Medica has been vvouderfully successful t
popular. Every thii.g . at present indict
peace and prospniity^ The colonials art
tine spirits, and delighted with the count
At the "time 1 left they numbered over?
hundred, and I .did not know of a cose of si
ness. We Luve generally Lad fine bea
and I can si c uo reason why it should
continue. Thc authorities of Honduras i
the people geueraiiy are anxious for einig
tion. The colony wants good people, i
will receive them with open arms. The
port current ia this country that a r?volui
exists in thu Republic of Honduras, and t]
the Jand granta io the colony have been :
? ulled, are all without, the least fouudatii
For parfrci.lars address me, for the next t
months, at Union Sprines, Alabama.
H. H. BRIERS;
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From the Grifan Star.
MESSRS. EDITORS^ Will' you oblige'me 1
publishing the following :
Some of the " poor white trash" about Gt
fin, whose only business is to attempt to a
gr?vate our xuco a^aiust our former nutate
and -friends, and who expect by telling lies
us to win our confidence, get our votes ai
steal cur hard earnings, have boen cireulatii
the report that' I was discharged from et
ploymcnt by Stillwell & Beeks, because I v
ted thc Radical ticket. This is a LIE, ma
ufaclured out of whole cloth. I never hai
. been discharged, or threatened with it, thouj
I was persuaded to vote the Radical tickc
aud foolishly did so under thc pressure (
threats And promises by th.ece very same mc,,
white mcu who are always trying to stir t
strife between thp raceSj but who never gil
a nigger a d?iie*.or a job, ?nd .if they do gi\
him a little work, they pay him oft' in fk
promises about what the convention and tl
Radical party is going to do for him. I h?v
become satisfied, Messrs. Editors,.that'thea
thieving, lying, mean white Radicals, ca
neve- do me any good, and have therefor
concluded to stick to the people who rai:
ed me and, cared for me when a s'ave,. ac
since freedom, have given me all the work
have got, and paid me well for it ; and I thin
the very best thing for our race is to let pol
ties-alone until we have some learning, so a
to know whot wa are about '; ' so I have ct
.loose from these.rascally whito .rogues wh
seek to rido the negroes and ruin decent-whit
THE IMPEACHERS IMPEACHED.-If there i
going to he anybody tried, for high crimes an
misdemeanors, it is moved that, not the Pre?
idem of the United States, but the Rum?
Congress, .be - pkced in the prisoner's bo;
forthwith and arraigned,
ps Fi r Bigh Treason in revving war aguins
the United Sratesand giving aid and comfor
to irs enemies. SjKCiJi?aitoii: 1st. The up
setting of civil government in len States o
the Union by forco of arras.-2d. Maiutain
ing a Freedmen's Bureau in those States foi
iii'; " comfort'^f a class of harpies who an
nothing, if not the enemies ol this Union.
Fur II ?gb" Crimes and Misdemeanors! Spe
cificalion: Vu>laiif,g the Constitution of th?
United Stat' >, and usu:ping powers and pr*
rogativos wholly unknown to and unauthoriz
ed b1" ?hat instrument. Refusing tn pcrmii
ten States of the Union to have Senators oi
Representatives in Congress-though sub
Meeting the^pcbple of said States to taxation
Ifi official and other declarations Calculated
. and designed to deprive tLe President-of th?
United States of the confidence of the people
as well in his patriotismas in his constitution
al right to exist and to act as the department
of the government, which, under the Consti
tution, possesses excludive Executive powers
and all this with the intent of rendering him
incaple of resisting either the said-usurpation
of power, or of providing and enforcing mea
sures necessary for the pacification and re
storation of the Union.
The u Rump," instead of worrying the Pres
ident, had better get ready for trial on tbesi
charges and specifications. For, wbatevei
disposition may be made of Andrew Johnson
of thia, at least, they may rest assured-theil
day of judgment now is not far off.-Nevi
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WEALTHY COLOURED MEN.-The follow
? ing paragraph is goiug the rounds of thi
, press :
u There are two coloured men in Gerge
town, D. C., named Lee and Conner, who an
) said to bo worth fifty thousand dollars each
t the'fir-.t keeps a feed store, and the second i
- a teamster."
e The persons referred p are Alfred Lee, th
', feed dealer, a resident of Georg?town, who i
s well known throughout this District, wher
s he iii much respected, and whose propert
n n ay be safely set down at a figure neare
a ' $100,000 than $50,000, and John Come.
(not Conner), a teamster, also resident in
Georgetown, where he1 bas many friends
among the whites, whoso fortune does not
reach the latter amount. Besides these there
are several other respectable coloured men in
business here who have accumulated,fortunes
bj industry and prudence. Alfred Jone.-, 3
well known feed dealer, of th?s city, is one of
these, and be has, probably, made moro mon
ey here than any other coloured man except
K may be added -that tho prominent col
oured men above-named have persistently re?
' used to waste'their time ana money id the
uncemunerative business of dabbling, with
local politics, and the records of ward meet
ings will-be searched in vam for any men
tion of their sayings and doings.-Washing
Ked action of the Regular Array.
Whatever be the qualifications or shortcom
ings of General Grant as a Presidential can
didate, he has certainly shown a deal of prac
tical good sense in his administration pi "the
War Department Following outthe policy
of army retrenchment, inaugurated by him
self, he bas just issued an order, reducing all
the regiments of infantry , to the minimum
allowed by law, which is fifty men to a Com
pany, reducing the general recruiting service
by breaking up all .excepting four principal
rendezvous to each arm-cavalry and infan
try-and by mustering out all volunteer offi
cers excepting the commissioner and disburs
ing officer cf the Freedmen's Bureau. This
.eduction will bring the strength of the'trmy
down to about '45,000, or 11,000 less than thc
present^iggregate. lithe calculation that it
costs the Government $1,000,000 per annum
foe every 1,000 mea be correct, tere is-a re
duction in tbe-p-nWie expenditure of at least
?10,0O0,O0f>per annum. This'step bfi.be'
Commanding G?n?ral witt prove an eminent
ly" popular measure/ as. the great body uf* \he
Northern press and peon?a are already heart
ily Bick of .UM ruinous expense of maktttuaing
jreat garrisons ia the Southern S tates.-Char.
Jttu.s? Not Let the White Mea Know
We have a letter before us, which the Bu
t au rascal misdirected, and which has fallen
i to our hands. It is enclosed in an official
envelope ?tamped " Headquarters, District of
Alabama, official,business," and is signed by
.ne Mark D. Brainard, who is an imported
dureau man, Irving at Swaysa's Headquar
ters, and representing the county of Monroe
in ihv Menagerie, a county whose fxister.ee
ue was iu total ignorance of throe days before
uis election by tho deluded negroes. Hero is
MONTGOMERY, ?14., Sept 24th, 1867.
Ben Harrieon, Esq., Porters Precinct, Ala.:
1 DSAR Sm:. Yourletterof the 22d Jin?t. is
received. Iu^ reply to your statement' that
.he planters will not let you hold meetings on
tuck places, I would advise you to hold your
m- etrng in the tooods, as this is the only show.
Many eolcred people are doing that wuy.
Yob can put out guards so as not to-be in
terfered with by any one. The white men
must not know when or where you hold your
Your friend, MARK D. BRAINARD. .
The letter is addressed to a negro man. It
will he observed that ibis agent of Swayt.c
und member of tho Radical Convention ad
vises the negroes to meet in the woods, no: to
"?ct the whites know of their proceedings, and
to k?-ep out sentinels, armed, of cours."1, to
threaten the peace of the community.
WHIT?' LABOR.-Tho Orangeburg As
A worthy citizen of the Fork, - with two
small-sons, made 400 bushels-corn, b'O bushels
rice, 4 bales cotton, and a plenty of all kinds
cf provisions. A colored family working o:i
the same'plantation, snperior in force to tho
above, made 20,bushels, corn, a ligbt'balt? cf
cotton, 10 bushels rico, and other articles ot
produce in proportion. . '. . .
Another' gentleman of the same section,
who is one of our best practical planters, with
3 white laborers, and'one or two half hand?
made a crop fully equal in every respect to
that of. 30 colored working hands on tlc .sam?
ground in former seasons.
Another friend of ors, in another-part c f
the Fork, with 3 plow hands and 3 hoehance
-all white-made 500 pounds indigo,2 bales
cotton, 550 bushels corn, 150 bushels ?efe,
50 bushels rice, S?0 gallons syrup, run agni",
mill for the benefit of himself and neighbor.--,
made pinners and potatoes in abundance, re
alized ?100 from the sale of water melons,
all on lands counted poor. We like this sys
tem of agriculture; our people must no lon
ger trust to making money out oj" one leading
staple ; they must pay their attention to di
versity of crop^ au<l make each co atributo its
quota to the profits of thc year. This ia tho ot:
ly system of planting that will pay iu these
days on our average lands.
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THE RIVALS OJ SOUTHERN COTTON.-Tlc
editor of the Wilmington Star has had an op
portunity to examine thc samples sent /rem
New York of cotton grown in Peru, aiitltbc
East and West Ibdiea. - That from the Weet
indies was remarkably fine, the staple berre
as fong, and the texture as fine, as our Amer
ic?n Sea Island Cotton. Tho sample fe-ru
Peru,'while not so good as the former,, wai
superior to any Upland Cotton. Tho body
was very superior, being very similar to woo.',
'both to the eye and touch ; the staple was net
so long asthaSea Island, but combined grc.u
strength and elasticity, and tho sample gave
evidence of careful ginning. The specimens
from thc East Indies were inferior to. ,tbo
others, and much below our good America'!
Uplands. The^ilor was not good, the sta
ple nothing to boast of, and there vms an ab
sence of the careful preparation observable
in the Peruvian, the cotton being full of frag
m'ents of leaves and the inner coating of the
pods. There was a remarkable absence of
sand or dust ia all the samples, but this wes
possibly owing, to the frequent handling to
which they have been subjected.
CHURCHES or THE UNITED STATICS.-TL.?
report on the state of roligion in tba United
States, prepared bv Rev. Henry B. Smith, D.
D., of the Union Theological Seminary, and
presented to the General Conference- of tho
Evangelical Alliance, recently in session at
Amsterdam, ra a document of" great Interest
aud value, containing within a ?mall compass
a vast amount of information in regard to the
state and progress of religion-in thia country.
The following is the number of churches, etc.,
rn the United States :
Roman Catholic Churches 3,8130, communi
cants 4,000.000 ; Methodist! 10,460. 2,000,
OOOjBantUte 17,220, 1,630,000 ; ^Presbyte
rians 5,000, TOOLOO; Lutherans 2.900, 323,
800 ; Congrerrationaliita 2,790, 267.400 ; Pro
testant Episcopalians 2,8)0,161^200: Ger
man Ref-rmei 4,160,110,000; Dutch Ref-m
ed 440,60,000 ; United Brethren, about 3,000
societies 5 Moiavians, abbot 12,000 con.i..u
nicantR ; Unitarians, ?bout 3000 church*.-* ;
I Universalista include about 600,000 ot tuo
popul?tion ; Friends . Qi Quakers, orthodox,
about 54,000 members v. Friends or'Quakers,
"""WHAT DOES IT MIA* ?-Tho Monticello
(Fla.) Gazette has the following: . A num
berof negroes carno to town on Wednesday
last and tried to" find Captain Knight," who
they said was to me?t them Tiere to-day for
the purpose pf. di-tributing to tho "freedmen
' whoUd voted rightj...their, share of mule*
Tand, etc. Th* Captain, no wave*, waa* not
< on hand,"