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DURISOE, REESE & CO.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.,jpWEMBEK 25, 1868.
VOLUME XXXIH.-No. 48
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long period of its existence, despite the mutatiuns
of fortune and time, it hus been liberally sup
ported, wbilsfcnnuy of iii conteoip-.raries have
been compelled to succumb to financial necessities.
We gratefully record this evidence of the appre
ciation of our jwn, and the efforts of our prede
cessors, to make it ST hut it is, aud always has
been, ONE AMONG THE LEADING COM
MERCIAL AND NEWS JOURNALS OF THE
SOUTH, and will reucw our exertions to add to
its acceptability to tho public, a< well as to place
it easily within the reach of all who desire a
FIRST CLASS CHEAP PAPER.
In :"trrth:ranco of this purpose wo now issue
the Duily and Tri-Weekly Cornier to our Sub
scribers, at thc rafe of eight and f >ur dollars per
Our purpose is to furnish a first class paper
upon :he most reasonable living prices.
Charleston, Jan 20 tf 4
PARTIES wishing to Insure their DWEL
LINGS, GOODS, A c., can do so on the lowest
terms, and in tho BEST COMPANIES, by call
ing on tho Undersigned.
D. R. DURISOE,
A?ont for A. G. HALL'S Insurance Agency.
Jan I J'1
Newly Furnished and Refitted,
Unsurpassed by any II?te! South,
Was Reopened to the Public Oct. S, 1S66.
T. S. NICKKKSON, Proprietor.
Jan. I. tf 1
Corner Drug Store,
JSTO. 1, Park Eow,
T. W. CAR WILE.
? H \VE just rcceivsd a FRESH SUPPLY of !
GOODS pertaining to my line of business, con
Tieman's LAUNDRY DLUE,
Hurly's WORM CANDY,
Essence of JAMAICA GINGER,
Cottar's INSECT POWDERS.
Hotelier's STOMACH B ITT KR?,
Hall's Sicilian HAIR RENEWER,
Spear's FRUIT PRESERVING SOLUTION,
Mrs. Winslow's SOOTHING SYRUP,!
Rsdw-ij's READY RELIEF,
Effarvoscine Sol. CITRATE MAGNESIA,
PHILOTOKEN, or FEMALE'S FRIEND,
Aver's CH ER KY PECTORAL,
Sylvester's BENZINE, ar STAIN REMOVER
Beckwith'* Anti Dyspeptic PILLS,
A. Q Simm..as' LIVER MEDICINE,
Cnuino Old PORT WINK,
SHERRY and MADKIRA WINE,
Fine Family WHISKEY,
Bininger's Old London Dock GIN,
Fresh SEIDLITZ POWDERS,
COOKING EXTRACTS-Lemon, Orange, Va
nilla and R ise,
Durkee's Con.-entr.ited POTASH,
MATRONA SAPONIFIER fut making SOAP
Cox's SPARKLING GELATINE, ic.
For the Hair.
Mrs. Allen's ZY LA BALSA M UM,
B. rry's TRICOPHERUS.
EUREKA HAIR INVJGORATOR,
Antique HAIR OIL.
Bear's OIL an I Creole HAIR OIL,
PrtUiieninha POM ? DE,
Pure OX MARROW, Ac.
For thc Handkerchief.
LUBIN'S GENUINO EXTRACTS-assorted,
BURNETT'S F LORIM EL,
Genuine REL1. COLOGNE.
NIGHT BLOOMING CEREUS, ta
THglilv IV-rfuand RICE FLOUR for the Toilet
Pun- LILY WHITE.
Lubra'* TOILE I' POWDER,
PuneV PUFF KOXKS.
B.zin's SHAVING CHEAM,
Military Sharing SOAP.
TO I LE I' SOAPS <>f all kinds.
Tie very best TOOTH BRUSHES.
Fine jws.?rtm-nt ?( HAIR BRUSHES,
Hut an.I Cloth"* LB USU ES.
Dr?fsins COM BS. Fin? Tooth COMBS,
Tooth WASIIEBS an.! POWDERS, Ac.
Cnn.'antly on band .. Ure* assortment nf
LAMPS. Lim:- CIIIMNKYS, BUHNERS, Ac.
PURE KEROSINE OIL.
NURSING BOTTLES, improved ?*yle,
PK NS. INK. ST mox ERV.
Faber's LEAD PE NC I LS, Ac, .lc.
?r^r- AH KO].J for tb" most reasonable price, but
T. W. CA KW I LE,
At Sign Go'dea Mortar.
June 23 tf 20
E HAVE SELECTED ?iib .-.-.rc .Lff.-rrnt
varieties of SEED WHE AT, which wc offer
BRANCH, SCOTT & CO.,
Sept 2S St 40
BOSE OF fASHMl?l?lL
ANATURAL TINT OF TUE COMPLEX
ION. For s .ile hv
THO-. W. CAB WILE,
At Sign GolJuu Mortar.
Oct 13 tf 42
?IAMES G. BAILIE ?fe BROTHER
having finished the improvements to their Store,
respectfully invite thc attention of their custo
mers and the public generally, to their new and
large stock of CARPETS, Ac, which they huvo
just received, and are now opening, as follows:
English Brussels and Velvet CARPETS
Heavy Three Ply and Ingrain CARPETS
Venetian, Dutch and Vienna CARPETS
List, Pelt and Hemp CARPETS
RUtiS. DOOR MATS, BINDING and
Woolen CRUMB CLOTHS and WIDE DRUG
Stair CARPETS, Stair RODS and Stair CRASJi
COCOA MATTINGS and Red Check and
CARPET PAPER, HASSOCKS, Ac, Ac.
We are opening a beautiful stock of
REPS. SATIN, DELAINES, DAMASKS, LACE
(Tilt and Wood CORNICES and BANDS
PINS, TASSELS, LOOPS and GIMPS
MORE ENS, TURKEY RED and Chintz CALICO
PICTURE TASSELS. CORDS and NAILS
Piano and Table COVERS and Table COVER
Of ntw styles and pattorns, and all sizes used,
with nece.-sary Trimmings.
Our Stock in this deportment is complete in
NEW PATTERNS. In cur stock ol
Wall Papers and Borders,
PAPER SHADES, FIRE PRINTS and Si DE
LIGHT PAPERS, may be found tho lates*, pat
terns ofid a largo Stock tu select from, ind the
prices low enough tn please
Floor and Table Oil Cloths.
Having purchased largely of there Goods, we
are prepared to offer in all
Quantities and widths o't FLOOR OIL CLOTHS
And in all quantities of TABLE OIL CLOTHS
STAIR OIL CLOTH'S ?nd OIL CLOTH
A beautiful stock of these goods at LOW
CAVPETS Made nnd Laid, WINDOW
SHADES Squared, Trimmed and put np, and
OIL CLOTHS laid promptly.
JAMES G. BAILIE A BROTHER,
20"> Broad Street.
Augusta, Ga., Oct. 20 ?rn 44 .
Our Motto: As Cheap ns lite fheapest !-.!s
Good as the Best !
JAMES K. GLOVER,
KUSEL & BROTHER
Wholesale and Retail Dealers
For irren. Boys & Children's Wear,
FASHIONABLE HATS & CAPS,
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
No. 250 Broad St.,
Under Ohbc Bbtcl,
?3rlh* very latest styles in SILK HATS
alw-iys on hand.
A call U respectfully solicited before purchn
Augusta, Oct 12 3m 42
HAS REMOVED HER
MILLINERY AND PANCY GOODS STORE
From No. 220 to No. 253 Jtnmd St.,
Tiro Doors ?tore thc oLl IHlur?uc? Dunk,
Where she ha.? Opened an Elegant and
Varied Assortment ol'
HATS ?ND 3 05 NETS,
CS ALL THE LATFST STYLIS,
Which she will sell nt the LOWEST POSSIBLE
PRICES, Wholesale and Retail.
Augusta, Oct 12 lm 42
PERUVIAN GUANO !
ARE NO IV PREPARED to receive
Orders for No. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO,
whieh we aro expecting direct froin the PERU
VIAN AGENTS, and which wc can GUARAN
TEE TO BE PURE, and of FRESH IMPOR
Parties buying before its arrival, will bc al
lowed a LIBERAL DISCOUNT.
We would advise cur friends to send in their
BRANCH, SCOTT & CO.,
??G8 BROAD STREET,
Oct 27 lm 4 1
JAS. T. GARDINER,
AND THE BEST
BONE SUPER PHOSPHATES,
And for whieh
Ail Orders will Rceeive Prom pi Attention,
AT THE LOWEST CASH Pili CES.
Augusta, Oct 20 Ora 43
1 Bbl Standard White KEROSINE OIL,
warranted to stand the test of beat lit) degrees,
and is therefore non-i Xploaive.
G. L. PENN.
Oct. 28 tf 14.
Deeds, not Words.
"Why call ye mc Lord, Lord, and do not tbo
things which I suy ?"
Not forever on thy knees,
Would Jehovah bavo thee found ;
Thero are burdons thou canst ease ;
There aro griefs Jehovah secs ;
Work is prayer if dono for God,
Prayer which God delighted hears.
See beMde yon upturned sod
One bowed 'neath affliction's rod ;
Dry her tears.
Not long prayers, but oarno3t zeal ;
This is what is wanted moro.
Put thy shoulder to the wheel ;
Dread unto tho famished deal
From thy store.
Not high sounding words of praise
Does God want, 'neath some grund dome,
Dut thut thou the fallen raise;
Dring the poor from life's highways - ^
To thy home.
Worship God by doing good;
Works, not words; kind aot? not deeds.
Ho who loves God as bo should,.
Makes his heart's love uudcrstoud
Dy kinds doed.
Deeds aro powcrfu' ; mere words weak
B.itt'ring at high Heaven's door.
Let thy. love by actions speak ;
Wipe i he tear from sorrow's cheek;
Clothe tho poor.
De it thine life's cares to smother,
And to brighten eyes now dim.
Kind deeds done to one another,
God accepts as dono, my brother,
The Smith ofltageubacli.
In the principality of Hohenlohe,,
?Langonburg, is a small village called j
TRagenbach, where about twenty years j
ago the following heart-rending, But
also heroic event took place. One af
ternoon, in the early spring, in the tav
ern-room of Ragenbach, several men
and women, having assembled from the
village, sat at their ease, none anticipa
ting what would happen 0:1 that event
ful day. The smith formed one of the
merry com] ?any-a strong, vigorous man
with a resolute countenance and daring j
mien, but also with such a good-natur- j
ed smile upon his lips, that every one j
who saw him admired him. Every j
evil-disposed person shunned him, for!
the valiant smith would allow nothing t
wrong in his presence, and ir was not j
advisable to have anything to do with '
him except in a proper manner. His :
.arms were like liars uf iron, and his fists \
like forge hammers, sn that few could j
equal his strength ol' body.
The brave smith sat near the door, }
chatting with one of his neighbors; Ii
know not what; all.at once thc door j
sprang open, and it large dog ca ino stag- j
gering in tit?' room-a great, strong,
powerful beast, with a ferpciolis, fright
ful aspect. His head wa.? hanging down,
and his eyes bloodshot, his red-colored
tongue hanging half-way out of his j
mouth, and his tail dropped between |
his lei;s. Titus the ferocious beast en
tered the room, out of which there vas !
no escape but by ono door. Scarcely
had the smith's neighbor, who was bath
keeper ol' the place, seen the animal,
when he became deathly pale, sprang j
up, and exclaimed with a horrid voice..
'\G00d heavens ! the dog is.mad .:*'
Then rose an outcry ! The,room was
full of men and women, and the foam
ing beast stood before the only entrance ;
noone could leave without passing hi n.
Ile snapped savagely right tin?! left,
a:.d no one could pass him without be
ing bitten. This increased thc horrible
confusion. All sprang up, and shrank
from the furious dog with agonizing J
countenances. Who should deliver them ?
from him? The smith also stood among !
them, and as he saw the anguish ol the
people, it Hashed across his mind how
j many of his happy and contented neigh- j
bors'would be made miserable by a mad
dog, and he formed a resolution the like
of which is scarcely to be found in the
history of the human/race for highmind
cdness and nobleness. Certainly his
brown cheek paled a little, but his eyes
sparkled with divine fire, and an eleva
ted resolution shone from thc smooth
brow of the simple-minded man.
" Back all," thundered he with his
deep strong voice. " Let no one stir,
for no one can vanquish the beast but
me. One victim must, fall in order to
save all. and I will be that victim ;
I wiil hold the brute, and.whilst 1 do
BX make your escape." The smith had
scarcely spoken these words when the
dog started towards the shrieking peo
ple ; but he went not far. ;i With God's
help !"' cried thc smith, and he rushed
upon the foaming beast, siczed him
with an iron grasp, and dashed him to
Oh ! what a terrible struggle follow
ed ! The dog bit furiously on eveiy
side in the most frightful manner. His
long teeth tore the arms and thighs of
the heroic smith, but he would not let
him loo. e. Regardless alike of the ex
cessive [>ain and the horrible death which
must ensue, he held down with an iron
grasp the snapping, biting, howling
brute, until all laid escaped-till all, till
were rescued rind in safety. He then
Hung the half-strangled beast from him
against the wall, ?md dripping with
blood and venomous foam he left the
room, locking the door after him. Some
persons shot the dog through the win
dows. But oh ! merciful God ! what
will become of the brave, unfortunate;
Weeping and lamenting, the people !
sunounded him who had saved their j
lives nt the expenso of his own. " Be 1
quiet, my friends ; do not weep for .me,
I n-I have only performed my duty.
When I nm dead; think of me with love,
and now pray for me that Mod will not!
let me suffer long or too much. I will !
take care that no further mischief shall J
occur through me. for I must certainly j
become mad." He went straight to his j
workshop, .'tad selected a long chain,;
the heaviest and firmest of his whole
stock. He then with his own hands
welded it upon his limbs, and around
thc anvil, so firmly, that no power on
earth could break it. 'There." said he,
'.;t is done," after silently and solemn
ly contemplating the work. " Now you
are secure, and I inoffensive so long ns
? live : bring me my food. Thc rest 1
leave t<> God : into Iiis hands I commend
my spirit." Nothing could save the
brave smith-neither tears, lamenta
tions, nor prayers. Madness seized him,
and after nine days he died, but truly
he died only to awake to a more benn
tifal and glorious life at the right hand
of God. He died, but his memory will
live from generation to generation, and.
will be venerated to tin.! end of timi).
Search history through, and you find
no action more glorious and sublime
than the deed of this simple-minded
man, the smith of Kogenbach. It is
easy for noble minds to die like Wink
elried, or Marcus Curtios, the high
spirited Roman youth ; but to go to the
sacrifice with the certainty of death,
and, moreover, being obliged to await
a death so awful, during long, fearful
hours and days'; that is to die nofonce,
but a thousand times. And such a death
was that of the smith of Ragcnbach.
Such a ,-;acrafice the smith of Ragenbach
made in order to save his neighbors.
May his memory ever bc sacred.-Prac
A Sea DI ouster.
The strang'.- animal killed near Ex
port, Main, has been on exhibition in
that city during the past two weeks :
This animal, part fish and part beast,
is over thirty feet in length," and girts
twenty-one feet. -'-It has/one enormous
dorsal fin, two side belly fins, and a
broad, shark-like tail. About one-third
of its. length from its tail, in connection
with small fins, it has two huge legs ter
minating in web feet. Its mouth makes
a line of five or six feet in length, the
whole extent of which is sel. with innu
merable ..mall teeth, very much resem
bling in size and shape the kernel of a
species of sharp-pointed pop-corn. It
has a series of gills which overlap each
other like the flounces once the style of
ladies' dresses, lli.s immense body,
which was estimated to have weighed
when captured about eleven tons, has
no frome work of bones, ils most solid
portions consisting of cartilage incapa
ble of preservation. Its skin is dark
and tough, like that of tile elephant and
rhinoceros. There is no record of his
species, ami to none is it a greater won
der than to naturalists whose attention
is h.'ing drawn to it. Among others
who have had an opportunity of seeing
i!, is Professor Baird, of thc Smithsonian
Institute of* Wallington, who is yet un
able to place it in the known lisi of the
animal kingdom. When first discovered
ir was swimming along leisurely, and
when pursued took to thc land, and
when captured was a hundred and
twenty feet above high water mark.
Numerous shots' were fired t^t it, but
none took effect until the gun was loaded
with small spikes, which took effect,
striking j list - ; ibu*, o the main fore fin.
On-ana ly zing the stomach, ii contained
nothing but vegetable matter, which
led to the conclusion that it subsisted
upon vegetables on tiie bottom of the
ocean and shore.
"Making over" Property.
A man's wife 'should always be re
garded as a preferred creditor, and we
cannot blame any man for making her
secure, even ai th? expense of other
creditors when adversity with her ruth
less broom, threatens to sweep away the
crumbs that helpless ones depend upon.
;Bufc, in Mississippi, i!' a man is in con
diti ;:i lo avail himself of the full henc
h?- of the exemption law. he cannot
honestly go beyond ir ; ami if riv i)<cc
(If wife nj ciii/ man. wo had ratlicr go
to tim woods "ii a root digging, and
ehinqnepin gathering expedition, to fill
thc lilli'- mouths, that God rn? longer
tends his ravens to feed, than permit
the iron heeled and hearted world, lu
point at my husband as he passed, as a
man whose comfort mid security, was
woven from the threads that would have
boen the woof in his needy neighbor's
rag-, had he dealt fairly with him.
This habit of making over-property
to their wive.--, to a greater extent th.-m
necessity's cravings demand-and to a
greater than our most prodigal and gen
erous exemption, law'permits, is becom
ing painfully preval?i?tHm,the South:
and by making those who should bc the
custodian- of thc public honor* pa-rti
cejiS crinwiis, much is being donejo de
preciate the standard of purity. hono?| v.
and nobility, that characterized our hi
A husband's honor and good mimi
should be dearer tc his wife than alibis
lands ami stores; and if he but pre
serves these inestimable treasures, she
should be ready and willing, ?br a time,
to banish luxury and plenty, when they
but represent unpaid debts, loss of Com
mercial integrity, and the suspicions of
the world.-"Aberdeen (Miss.) Examiner.
THE JUDGE'S MISTAKE.-A most
amusing story is told of Judge B-, now.
occupying a high position in thc Penna
sylvania State government. Traveling
some years since by rail, to Harrisburg^
on a blazing hot, day, with some friends?
the iron horse had stopped to water;
when suddenlyho drew his white hand
kerchief from his pocket and began
waving it vigorously in the air, at the
same time bobbing his head out of the
window in a very energetic manner, *
.' What are you about, Judge '/"asked
Mr. Q.., without rising from his seat.
" Why, don't you see yonder? There's
a lady waving a white handkerchief,
and I'm returning the salute."
. Who is she, Judge?" asked Mr. Q.,
as he lounged in one corner.
" Well, Hie fact is, I don't exactly
know; I'm quite near-sighted and I
can't recognize her ; but she is dressed
in gray silk, and stands yonder, under
a big maple tree, near my friend Jolin
Mr. Q. hobbled over to the Judge's
side and gazed in the direction indica
catcd, but saw only that, thc Judge had
been exchanging salutes for ten minutes
with an iron-gray mare, whose long
white tail, as it dapped away the flies,
hail been taken by him for u white
handkerchief, waved by a lady ina gray
The buttons that were subsequently
picked up in that car are said to have
been exceedingly numerous. Thc.Judgc
didn't swear, but he changed the sub
ject to saw-mills, the only intelligible
portion of which being the frequent rep
etition of thc word "dam."
9Bv W,IAT WE M?,ST D?*
^Ke Griffin (Ga.) Star, says : " We
tfv?Kguth. have a glorious work to p
^jj^KOur 'waste places' must be 'mn
?IIP*' our W?rn ^?nt-h improved ; i
Sralized society revised and built u
-?aHoho?is sustained ; newspapers :i
.pjjBfc- auxiliaries ot' mental impro^
^flftmoro liberally patronized ; mai
I SHB^1'8 encouraged ; great works
iagflpal improvements perfected ; t
arfgand sciences fostered ; a spirit
f?obaranoc ?md toleration disscn'iinat
throughout tlie land. Nothing ten
inMBtb our injury and unhappim
tMpiLclispositioii to abuse and per;
ci2|? every man who happens io din
; jflBEus m^opinion. An enlarged ai
jK^al charity in this respect miiFt
? *9Ry our people if we would build .
i -Snillen fortunes and make the Sou
once was-the controlling po
' J?:all good men and women resoh
andTRpk to the resolution, to go
worlc^id build up this glorivas land
ours ; wsT^ace and increase its once vs
wealth. "What we lost in negro propc
typtet us win .. back ten fold in thc i
creased value of our lands, and tlie ci
titration ofSrar-V boundless mechanic;
mraeral and merrtftLxesources. We ti
oui readers that tho capacity of t!
South, for greatness, w?arth aifd' hapj
ness,-is not to be estirnatod by mort
peri, nor realized by mortal minds. Tl
Winter, though young, distinctly reco
leets tho day when, in the North wei
all'that vast country West of the shor
of L?ke Michigan, was a howling wi
derness. Seventeen years ago, we sie]
upon the prairies, within, a hundre
iniifes of Chicago, with no house withi
a score of miles, and thc howls of
tkonsand wolves admonished us th;
civilization in that region existed but i
tf?fimagination, if ar. all. Now th)
wilgie country is the abode of wealt
atiB luxury. What has caused this fi
bfiotis change ? Well directed and ii
tcUigent physical and mental labor. W
oralie -South, have a much superior com
trjrjjn all its natural advantages. W
have soil, climate and water privilege
which are not excelled, if equalled, o
tllVjface. of the earth. Let us all wor
with a will-discountenance old fog}
isrji, foolish prejudice, and all.species <
nonsense; cease rcpiniugs over the pas
and grumblings at the future ; take th
world as wc find it. and use it to th
'nest; advantage ; bc iiidustrious, sole,
c&fpifj'mira/, and our. word for it, in 1?
Hi.-1!, twenty years, we will be riche
tfyaE the North, br anybody else, an
bjj^pier 'ban .ever before. Not onl
'.?u?. out in hil probability Souther
Statesmanship will again, "fts it did fe
fifty years immediately preceding th
war, govern the country.
Countrymen, we oiler you this glori
ons prospect, and pledge you ii is nc
an over-drawn or funcy-painted pic
Education, liberality of opinion, in
dustry, morality, and above ail, a prop
er economy, will accomplish all jfches
things for us before the children of tc
dav shall glory in the full bloom ol' ma
lt is really astounding to seo ho\
much we have accomplished airead}'
sinco^ the failure of the " Lost Cause,
in the way of material prosperity. Hun
dreds of ? men survived the war in ?
penniless condition, who never had any
thing before, bur now have money ii
consid?ra!'!o quantities. Some have rc
a li zed comfortable homes as the resnl
of their perseverance anil economy.
Our cotton crop ot thc present yea
will realize for us more money., i;i <ju1d
than any previous crop since the cottoi
gin was invented.
Much of our worn lands have, heel
improved by scientific culture, and tin
use of various kinds of fertilizers. Man
ufiiciorics are npriiiuing np all over thi
land; emigration is setiing in,-slowl}
it is true, lind much of it-has been o
the carpet-bag order; but a better clas;
are coming, and they will come by thou
sands, and tenffbf thousands, while tin
carpet-baggers will become useful citi
zens, or depart out of our borders.
Awa^then with grumbling and de
spoifiericy. " This goodly land, tim
^Iqriousheritage is ours," and weare
craven hearted wivb-luv if we allow tin
'. sceptre tu depart out ol' .Judah,'
Er the " Shiloh" will surely come. Coi"
i TOUCHING .INSTANCE OF CHILDISH
DEVOTION.-Three children in Neu
Brunswick got estray. One was aboul
six years of age, the others four ano
three. It was a wild region, mid ii:
wild weather, and at thc edge of night
jfVom signs, it seems that the six-yeai
??d soon felt sure there was no hope ol
. their being found, or finding theinselvef
5g?at night, and so it took measures al
: ?toce for tho safekeeping of its little
I Shes. Putting them in thc most shel
jeered nook it could find, it then stripped
? Sway the most 'of its own garments tc
ii ?ut on them, and set out to gather dry
ijpa-wecd and brush to cover them ny,
an and defend, them. Quite a quantity
'/fm this had been gathered and piled
S?fbout the babes into a sort of a nest,
i^Snd there they lay when thc people
* [round them, still alive; but th'1 six-year
old matron and martyr lay out on the
shore, dead of the cold-lay beside the
! last pile of brush it had been able tc
gather, but was not able to bring in.
Is a man tho whit tho helter
j Fur his richss and his gains?
Eur his ncrcs and his palace
If his inmost heart is callous
Is a mun a whit thc be'ter ?
And if a man's no whit tho better
Fur his collers and his mines,
For his purple and linc linen,
j . F?r his vineyards and his wine--,
Why dn thousands bund tho knee
And oringla in mean servility,
If a man's no whit tho helter !
Is a man ihc whit tho worso
t For a low ly dress of rags !
Taoue;h h>: owns no lordly rcnhil
li his he irl is kind and (rentle.
ls a mun the whit the worse '!
i And if a man's no whit thc worso
! For ;i poor and lowly st;in?l,
For un empty, even pocket,
i And a b raw fy. working bund,
I Why d i thou ands pass him by,
J With a cold and scornful eye,
' If a man'? no whit thc worse?
I Leiter from Col, 1). Wyatt Aiken t
Ffohi the Col II nil Iii Plo'iiix.
COKESBTJBY, Nov. 10, 18G8.
i Gov. JR. K. Scott-SIR: On thc morr
: ing of the 9ih inst., my house was ei
! tered by a posse', consisting ol' twp dei.
. utica and three United States soldier
L armed as, if they were about attackiti
! a stronghold ot' brigands. Om; ot' iii
deputies, addressing me. said. " Colone
I am sony to say you are my prisoner.
? Upon questioning his authority, I lcarne
! he had a warrane, issued by Magistrat
. Solomon, of Columbia, to arrest mc i
i Abbeville, and deliver me to Constabl
; Hubbard in Columbia, upon the aili
; davit of said Hubbard, that I was ar
; cessory before the fact to the murder c.
i one B. F. Randolph.
Under the old regime, this poss
might have l een defied, and the cons?!
quences would have been upon thei
i heads, for attempting to execute an ille
i gal warrant. Cut surmising that extra
i ordinary powers had been conferred b;
i the constabulary act of tjlie recent radi
j cal Legislature, Loifered no resistance
hence was taken to Columbia, and with
out an examination was feloniously in
carcerated and kept in close contine
nient for two days. Since my release .
have carefully perused the !' act estab
lishing a police force," and discover tba
if this ambiguous act means anything
alkali, it simply means that the whoh
constabulary-force-have but concurren
authority with the oilier-civil-officers o
the various counties, ami therefore "Mag
istrate Solomon had not the semblance
of authority to issue a warrant in Rich
land for my arrest in Abbeville.
.Kow, sir, this Chief Constable is ar
hireling of yours and this "enture 01
his to exercise' autocratical, arbitrar)
and illegal powers, seems to imply youl
connivance. If it does not, whence hit
assumption of power, and why no evi
dence of your restraining authority :
Whence does he derive power to arrest
me in Abbeville and jail me in Colum
bia? Whence his power to arrest two
young men in Newberry and dungeon
them in the capital of the State':
Whence his power to rescue Kelly from
the hands of the sheriff in Camden, in
carcerate him in Columbia, and direct
the sheriff of Richland to shackle him,
as 'ne did while I was there imprisoned?
Is this what is meant by thc words ot
the act. which read as follows: "Said
Chief Constable of tiie State and Depu
ty Chief and Deputy Constables in the
several counties shall at all times obey
and execute the orders of thc Governor
iii" relation to the preservation of the
public peace and thc exeeution of thc
laws throughout the State0"
. Think you, sir, that in the intense
ness of your determination, to pr?serve
the public peace you, should cruelly
treat a single unoffending citizen, you
are appeasing the wrath of an oppress
ed but gallant people? Does the tran
scendant authority of our Executive
justify acts pf violence un the part ol'
Iiis hirelings? Aro these deeds indica
tive of your future policy? If so, sir,
let me beseech you delay not revoke
that proclamation iii which you speak
with hypocritical affection of " our be
loved Slate," and once again proclaim,
" the State being without law is a law
unto itself," and I AM THE STATE.
I am toid you are now beyond the lim
its of rhe Slate, and upon the eve of
your departure you expressed a satisfac
tion :-t thc peaceable condition of the
State. Sir, wer.-- you of us. and not
over us. you would readily discern that
South Carolina has no peace but that
which once " reigned in War-saw ;" and
should my conviction prove prophetic,
that a rigid adherence t0~--the scheme of
tyranny which you have inaugurated,
"will redonnd with serious consequences
upon the heads of higher officers than
the Chief Constable of the State, you
will not charge me with "being acces
sory before tito fact." for the exaspera
tion consequent upon-such cruelty is
wide spread and not confined to a sin
gle race. Very respectfully,
D. WYATT AIKEN.
T,^" fi rant was great even in boyhood
at breaking boise -. But Prentice thinks
that never before did he bestride so
vicious ii nag as radicalism. We will
wait and see whether the man breaks
tho nag or the nag the man, or each the
There it no sight so repulsive as
loafing. Forever hanging around drink
ing saloons, and wearing away tlie pre
cious hours of life ; which should be
passed, when free from business toil,
within the home circle.
?r??* The Cn-ngeburg News says :
The darkeys seem indisposed to think
of contracting another year. They talk
about renting land, or expect .forty acres
from Grant and Colfax..
j?tijT We learn from the Sumter Watch
man that Rev. Dr. Richard Furman, for
some, time the able, zealous and much
beloved Pastor of the Baptist Church at
Sumter, has accepted a call from the
Church at Newberry, and will take his
departure in a short time.
Zr?T The. Richmond Whig has been
informed that the Kinckcrbocker Life
Insurance Company, of New York, have
transmitted a communication to Gene
ral Lee, tendering to him the position
of " Supervisor of Agencies" of that
institution in the Southern Stales. The
salary proposed to be paid is ?10.000
?rt?" The planters of Mississippi hav
ing discovered that their soil is admira
bly adapted to the cultivation of wheat, i
will turn their attention to its more ex
tensive cultivation in future,
tfaT A mau in Trumbull county Ohio* .
i Ins?! week deposif eil $8.000 in greenbacks ,
j in his parlor stove fur safe keeping, in- '
. lonni ng his wife of what he had done.;
? Next day she. had company, forgot about !
' tin- money, lighted a lire in the stove !
and the money vanished into smoke. j
VST Thirty acres in Fairfax County, '
Ya., were sold a few days ago for '
J the sum of $100 an acre. Land ad-1
' joining is now held at ?150 an acre. '
*6r*A New York paper suggest? i
moans bf paying the national di
that every office seeker pay a dolla
week towards it? liquidation until
gera an oflice.
ftST" A bright little Loy was asked
a lady ii'lie studied hard ai school,
replied that he did not hurt 'him:
much at it. " Oh," said the lady. (i j
must study hard or you will never
President ol' the United States." " \
ma'am,,' he implied, " hut I don't exp
to be ; J am a Democrat."
??3r" A negro man named Mel
White, voted tor Seymour and Blair,
Murlresborp, N. C., left the polls a
went lucine and fell dea l shortly aft
He was buried by his white friends ?
silver-mounted coffin, six of'thom car
ing his collin to the ara ve as a token
respect to the deceased. It was suspe
ed he . was poisoned by some of 1
I&y A number of capitalists in A
burn, New York haye purchased eigl
thousand acres of land near Palatl
Florida, and are about to colonize w
people from Chat State.
STRANGE RUMOR.-The story v
bruited about the streets yesterday
ter noon, that Gen. Grant had nnnoiuie
to one of his friends in this city his pi
pose to give Gen. Lee a portfolio. Il
were known that Lee would become
member of Grant's Cabinet, it would a
be known that Grant's words were i
idle when he said " Let tis liave peaci
Lee's accession to the Cabinet would
the perfection of moral, physical and \
litical. reconstruction Acts.-St. Loi
A Colored Man to thc Colored Peopi
Rev. R. H. Cain, of Charleston, a e
ored minister, and a prominent Repr
Hean, publishes in his paper, the M
?onury Record, the following artic
which we would wish could be read
every man, both white and colored :
Within thc past week wc have be
the subject of abuse by our own ra
more bitterly than we ever could ha
conceived. When, three years ago, -\
came to this city to occupy the positif
ufan humble missionary, we entered in
the work of instructing our race in wh
wo regarded as of thc must vital iuterc
tu their well-being. We entered upi
the work of preparingtheirmind toe
joy freedom as we understand it. Frc
dom to enjoy ali the rights and irani
liities of citizens. Wc were aware th
t he people had j usc. emerged from bo
dage and ignorance. We know that i
white man. North .or South, could fe
for them as wc who ' are bone of th?1
bone, ami Hesh'of their flesh, and thor
fore bound to them by ties which cou
be severed only by death. We we;
aware that, flushed with the new boi
idea of liberty, the)' might go into e:
cesses, which would do them more har:
than good. We addressed ourselves
the task of guiding them in the path
peace, and at the same time maiutai
their honor and dignity.
We know that two races were ho
who had been educated differently, an
of course wore unprepared for this nc
change. The whites who had boon tl:
masters could not brook the liberatio
of their slaves with calmness, woul
have their peculiar views, and woul
exhibit their feelings on all occasion
We knew also that the colored peopl
could not possibly understand all tli
momentous questions which would ari.?
in the course of reconstruction, and th
political changes which were takih
place in our country. Hence we d(
parted from our strictly ministerial wor
and became interested in their politics
education and elevation. Wehavesougli
to respect the prejudices of the white
while we allayed thc murmurings of th
colored people ; v>c have been carnes
in defending their manhood against a]
attempts to'wrong them by any class o
men from the North or from the Soutl
We have stood in thc breach and ami?
the hottest of the fight ; 'we have livei
to see the establishment of tho law o
justice to all mon by the election of ?
S. Grant, and the sanction of the whol
nation to the policy ol-'reconstruction
Having seen this, we feel that our mis
sion is ended in the political arena s<
far as parties aro concerned. Wo nov
stand asa citizen, identified with Soutl
Carolina as such, and bowing to the sn
nremacy of the United States. We be
tieve now that the colored people ii
this State ought to turn their attention
to business, to the agricultural and in
dustrial pursuits- of life. We believe
that the colored men in thc South shouh
now seek the friendship of the whites
We are all free and equal before tin
law, and that is as much as any reason
able mau can wish ; we know that tin
whites have thc superior advantage;
over us in this country ; we know thai
in the contest between the two races tin
whites will be the victors ; we know
that our race cannot compete with then:
now. if ever. The whites have govern
mont, country, law, commerce, and al
thc superior means of civilization ; they
are suporiorin numbers and intelligence
We are but coming out of Egypt, and
are poor, ignorant, helpless, and wc
need the helping hand of the white
race to assist us to rise up to honor and
distinction. It is moro folly for thc col
ored people in the South to say that tho
whites cannot live without them: capi
tal and labor must go together, or neith
er can flourish. We cannot succeed
while we disregard tho mutual obi iga ?
tions which exist between both races,
The poor man must depend ci: the rich
for employment; the rich, by their su
perior education and position, create
business for themselves and give ora
pluvment to the laborer.
Colored men of tho South, it is tin^c
we were turning our attention to otlior
duties than fellowing the lead of.irre
sponsible politicians. Your wives' and
children's interest demands your Atten
tion. You should secure land, becume
tax-payers and industrious citizens. Thc
whole country have their eyes on you
tosco how you conduct yourselves* with
tin1 freedom bestowed, and if you make
bad use of it you will be the sufferers.
Be warned in limo, and secure your
Germans th 'i -r:::.s.
TiiF.ru CONDITION AND P.ESOCRCE :.
[Front thu GnftMou A ie? ]
The (.?.linty ol' Coma! Ilea princi] aijy
upon the South si'!-- <".** ii l'ange of aa un
tains that rm aerob? thc ??tate from
Northeast to Sou : heist. The great : < I
from Austin to Sin Antonio passes
through thc centre of this ? ounty, ar tl;.
jiuictio.n of thc Guadalupe and ,Comal
rivers. At thisijiinctk'U. and upon th?;
Weat bank of the l?tter; Ne.w Bronnie!?,
the county seat, is ??mato!, thirty miles
East of San Antonio, ?m l. a^out fifty
West of Austin. Thi-Tu.-nff? embraces
about nine hundred square miles, f :x-\ A
large proportion ot it:.- extremely fer
tile, anti in a high state of ciut?vKlidi?.
The principr 1 staples are corn and cy!
ton. TheJwreals cfo tolerably wei i, "rrj
not so well a vi n r1ie adjoining count i-.-s
of a higher latitude. Poaches are abund
ant and very line, hut apples are fjcarce
and of an inferior quality: The'Afri
can and Chinese cane are produced
abundantly, not outy for provender, but
the syrup made from it, with the latest
improved machinery, is of a superior
quality, and amply sufficient for home
consumption-worth in tho market iron;
75 cents to ipi per gallon. The cultiva
tion of the grape has. proved a suc-.-ss
as far as tried. especially the Fid,ch
Burgundy and tho whiie'grapc. The
wild Mustang grape gr?W? everywhere,
and makes avery drinkable wine for
domestic use, and here are found quan
tities of other wild grapes, wild cheirj^>~-'"~^~v-'
plume, etc. Thc sweet jiStSt?-^ cul ! ;
vated, but the Irisii pitf??to is an nncer
In good seasons, such as we have had
for several years past, all the ordinary
garden vegetables do well, being less
liable to the encroachment of insects
than those of many other counties of
this latitude. Poultry of all descrip
tions flourishes, remarkably secure from
vermin and disease.. The climate is
healthy for man and beast. No epidem
ic reaches herc. Cattle, horses, sheep
and goats fatten upon these prairies,
while men and women aud children
work and live up to matures laws.. No
idlers here : no paupers,' no thieves, no
riuts, but little usc for lawyers and doc
tors, and bureau for freedmen. Twenty
three years ago ti colony of indefatiga
ble . German emigrante pitched their
tents upon the bani: of this beautiful
Comal. Here they have lived, and la
bored and prospered, through evil re
port and good report, until now they
have quite an imposing citv of neat
four thousand inhabitant?, and destined,
ultimately, to become Jihe Yor?&%)st in
thc State. It is now rapidly improving.
Everybody is building, or in some way
augmenting the val?e of his property.
This gives evidence of general prosper
ity. The industrious mechanic, who bur
last year seemed to live in poverty and
obscurity, this year inhabits a mansion
worth from $5,000 lo ?8,000, erected by
his industry and frugality. In thia
city there are thirty dry goods slot e.;,
three flouring mills, tlnee saw mills, a
large factory for cotton cloth, one for
woolen cloth, a sash factory, and me
chanic shops of every description. The
country around may be supplied with
wagons and buggies '.'rom these shops.
From 4,000 to 5,000 saddle-trees aro
made here annually. This place sup
plies the country around with barrels
for beef packing, molasses, &c. This is
quite a cotton marl for the sui rounding
region, exporting to Mexico annually
several thousand bales. But what gives
New Braunfels peculiar advantages over
all other Southern cities ts her immense
water power. The Comal, which is only
three miles long, hus on one-half of thia
distance a fall or moiuoutnm of 2,000
horse power, and never overflow* ils r
bauks. And here is the very popuE^
tion for plying machinery. There aie
very few colored people here. In 800
registered voters, only about eighty are
colored. Good?mechanics work foi* $2.50
per day, and common laborers for 1.50.
The city and country are well suppl: A
with schools. The New. Braun leis Acad
emy is a minding of hard stone, 160
feet in length, and embraces five depart
ments, under five competent teachers
two German, two English, and a trans
lator.' This school averages about three
hundred pupil.-., .til studying the Eng
lish as well as tho German language: so
that the present generation all become
acquainted with the English lani?uage.
About a dozen American families have
permanently settled here. There ai ?
i four churches-one Catholic, two Luthe- '
I ran, and one. Methodist. The service in
all is held in German. Thc building
j material, such as hard and soft stone,
brick, (burnt and unburnt.) and cedar
J and cypress, aie abundant, but pine
lumber is hauled from fifty to sixty
miles, and costs from five to six cents
per foot ; buna brick ten dollars per
A GENEROUS DONATION BY GOVERNOR
! Tv. K. SCOTT.-A correspondent of thc
! Columbia IVurnix, writing from Due
j West under date of November 12, says
: that Governor Scott has given five hun
! dred dollars towards the endowment of
: Erskine College, situated at that place,
j and fifty dollars to the Philouiathcan
1 Society of the college. The people of
: the State will not grudge the Governor
. his salary if he expends it all in so libe
j ral and wise a manner.
VELOCIrEDl NG BY LADIES.--The New
| York Post announces the complete suc
! cess of a moon-light velocipede race, by
' ladies, which took place in that city a
few evenings since. Thc enterprise was
planned by a young lady fresh from
, Paris, where she got inoculated with the
,' velocipede mania. Already thc Ameri
can manufacturers of these articles of
locomotion have imp-roved very much on
the French models, and it is thought
that velocipeding will become thc fash
ion for ladies as well as gentlemen this
! JSSP- A cross old bachelor says : " The
' reason why women do not cut themselves
in two bytight lacing, is because they
lace round the heart and that is so hard
' they cannot aficctit.-"