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BY D. K. D?RISOE. & ?0.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., SEPTEMBEE h im:'*:
VOLUME XXXIV?-No. 36. '
PUBLISHED EVEIIY WEDNESDAY MORNING
D R. DURISOE & CO.
TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION.
INVARIABLY IN ADVANCE.
The ADVERTISER is published reguUrly
e*ery WEDXKRDAY MonsiNc, at TE REE DOL
LARS per annum; ONE DOLLAR and FIFTY
CENTS, for . Six Months; SEVENTY-FIVE j
CENTS for Thrco Mor -.-I
$SS~ All papers dis?
of the time for Traich
ONE DOLLAR a
(IO Minion lines
aed ONE DOLLA
?ar A liberal \
wishing to advertid -"_
Dr. Wm. H. Tutt's Stand
ard Preparations. .
NOW in Store a full Stock of thoso justly
SARSAPARILLA and QUEEN'S DELIGHT,
VEGETABLE LIVER PILLS,
IMPROVED HAIR DYE,
COD LIVER OIL,
E?S. JAMAICA GINGER.
For sale at tho Drug Store of
T. W. CARWILE,
At Sisn Gulden Mortar.
May IS tf ' 21
F. L. SMITH,
KdffCiield, Si ?.
HE SUBSCRIBER announces to kb friend*,
patrons, Mid the public generally of Edgclield
ami tho adjoining Districts, that hading lately
bou(?''? "ut thc interest of LEWIS JONES in
?the?, '-.md long-CStablbbed Firm of SMITH k
JONES, he is now. as heretofore, proared to do
ALL MANNER OF WORK iu the
COW" WAKING, BUGGY MAKING AND
A!? 'vari: cntrnitiid to lum, will bc executed in
a tho- ughly artistic und workmanlike manner.
:;nd witi; great promptness . 1 di.'patth.
%lae Bubteribei is io th? ".t -lt of visiting the
great Northern Cities ever Fall with ;ho cypress
view of inspecting all ii ire -aic^ts in Coach
y-..' l?u**? >tuiMiu?r?aj}?4 ni ?..??.pini-y such as he
may approve of.
I have on Land a good Stock of SUPERIOR
CARRIAGES mid BUGGIES -f my own MAN
UFACTURE, which I will <fti 'JOW.
ALL KINDS Of P. l-l-. -I'NG done prompt
ly, and warranted to g vi satisfaction.
As I SELL 0>NL H < t'ASJJ, my Prices
are unusually reaio. ?.'<:.
?3TAIM ask is :>'.,.
A ? JJ. SMITH.
EJgefieU, 6. C., 1 ly 49
J. N, ROBSON,
Sos. 11 ?. Italic ffkiii '
CHARLESTON, S. C.
LAVING AMPLE MEANS FOR ADVAN
CES, a bu?ine*s experience of twenty year.*, and
.confining hiiaiolf strictly to a COMMISSION
BUSINESS, without operating on bis own ac
Aidant, ro.-pcctfullv solicits consignments of COT
TON. FLOUR, WHEAT/CORN, ?c.
SHIPPERS OF PRODUCE to Iii? noay, at
their opttou, haw their consignments sold cither .
in Charleston or 2*ew York; thus having the od-1
vantage of twomark?ts, withontextracommission.
Bishop W. M. Wightman, g. C? Rev. T. 0. Som
mers, Tenn.; Hon. .Ioho P. Krug, Aagpsta, Ga;
Messrs Geo. W. Williams & Co., Chniicstoa, S. C;
Mtossr* Williams, Taylor Jk Co., New York.
Charleston, S. C., April 57 ly 18 1
GOODRICH, tfJNEftMK & CO.,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
For Sa!? by fTHOS. W. CARWILE,
?Tl Sign Golden Mortar.
Feb 2 Cm 6
VALUABLE FAR? FOB SALE.
THE Subscriber wisl.es to sell
bil DESIRABLE ?nd
WEL?? IMPROVED FARM,
lvinif wi'hin lass thsn a rcile of
tho Columbi:) k Augu-tt Railroad, about eight
miles below EdgetiaM C. H., and adjoining lands
of Ben); Bettis. Lewie Sfilcs and others.
This FARM cont-ilnsTwo Hundred and Thirty
Three Acres,-One Hundred of-which ure in cul
tivator;, under good fonce, and uic??ly fresh land.
The balance Ts" ?tavily lip?berorr Ytne ari t>*M
Land. All well a^ai?10'1 "to Cotton, Corn und
On ike premUes is s comfortable Dwelling and
all necessary outbuildings, in good repair.
There 'ire al*.n op t>he place 121:0 Choice Fruit
Trees-jjst couunonec? .bearing.
P irties wishfng to procu*? ? good comfortable
IliifC^ and to"mako farming profitable, will do
well to 'Ulli on Mr. Wash. Fr<on>nn ?i tn? pv?mi
ttt, mho lipl tuke pleasure fathoming tho place
amil ?Iso tbJ/'rop now ?rowing thereon.
If npplicattaj ? made soon on unusually good
bargain can bo h*4, *
h .MOSES HARRIS.
. July *?
?IAVE just received a 2arz? lol of
UACOX, LARI), St GAR, COFFEE,
Wliuih lu'V nr.i offering to Ca~h Ruvers at a small
niv.106? o? prime cost.
Jury 20 tf no
.AVE just received
? Hale AUGUSTA SHIRTING,
Pieces BED TICKING,
20 " HEAVY OSNABURGS,
20 " S EA-IS LAND SHIRTING,
IO " BLEACHING.
thc most desirable brands,, and for sale
ll advance on Ndw York V.ist.
Ka fresh loi LADIES' CONGRESS GAI
TERS ?nd WALKING SHOES in eren' variety
July 2a - if 30
; JPir?ip Seed.
UST rcceiy& ??hvrg*^oply of UNDRETH'S
CELEBRATED TU&HjP ?EEDS.
Forsafa-h/ ? " JH<>S. fr. .GAEU'ILE,
_ M 1%'" AtBigaQolJ?oUoflu.
?Ju? 28 tf sr
Such beautiful, beautiful lands!
They're neither white not small;
And you, I know, would scircely think
That they were fair at ali
I've looked on bands whose form and hue
A .sculptor's dream might-be;
Yet are these aged, wrinkled bands
Most beautiful to me.
Such beautiful, beaut i "al hands!
. Though heart wore'wenry and sad,
These patient bands kept toiling on,
.That children might be glad.
I almost weep, ns looking back
To childhood's distant day,
I think how these hands rested not,
W nero crjrsrai ev..._
Flow over golden sands, ;
And where the old grow young again,
1'Jl cla>p my mother's hands.
Brcezes'From The Mountains.
Tho following pleasant letters read to us like
breezes from the mountains. They are from Mr.
REESE, who though no longer connected with thc
AdrertUer still lives in the old paper's heart.
Will he cot send us a couple moro for next week?
For the Advertiser.
WARM Srmcs, N. C., August, 18C9.
To the student of Nature, atd to persons of
fervid imagination, this part of tho world presents
a rare field for investigation. The French Broad
winds around flinty ct Ts amid mountain fastnes
ses, and frets and chares from rock to rock, until
the eye of the tourist actually cloys witW-tVo.-*<
" fancy exhibitions of ?alura." lb? river'tj^J^
only reveals an endless variety of scenery, but its
banks'nre dotted with springs that ?riyal the fa
bled fountain of perpetual youth. 1 had long
desired to visit the Print Hocks and the Chimney
Rock. Not in the least disappointed; I viewed
these frowning precipices with pleasing emotions.
" Grand, gloo.my, and peculiar," these far
famed "Rocks" hang over thc highway like thc
outer-wall of some giants'gloomy castlo. Whilst
looking up at these embattled heights, the talcs
of romance seem to be realized, and tho mind is
suddenly carried iiwny " through vast of new end
sweet imaginings." But what crashing sound
comos from across the madly-plunging river to
break this exquisite reverie? It is the Railroad
operatives felling trees to open up a track for the
iron horse whose shrill neighing will soon echo
against these crags of everlasting granito.
Tho Warm Springs of North Carolina have
ever been a favorite resort for invalids and pleas
ure-reckcrs. This valuable property bus. fallen
into thc bands of Virginians who kuow how to
keep a Hutsl. Mr.Apnling, tho lessee,ts a genial
landlord, and be caius for all thc ?THD? of his
?roes!s with unremitting attoutfen amfc uniform
courlesy; ft is fEti?eTs oBo or tn nh vat :Tr i Rcpt in
true Virginia style. Instead of tain display, yen
find neatness ; instead i f formality, there is an
elegant simplicity with propriety. With nice
bread, take the fruit at il the waler, thc lamb and
the beef, thc milk and ibo honey, the butter and
the Cheese, peculiar to this elevated district, and
you have a bill of fare that kings might envy. A
jolly merchant from Knoxville -emarked, in
my bearing, th?t "any man who. would find
fault with this substantial repast-you may bo
certain-he has nothing to eat at home!" I like
to see our country and her remaimA institutions
appreciated ; and if every mun wil contribute
his share to public utility, tho Soud is bound to
flourish like-wejl-like her own magnificent
magnolias, or the cabbages of oldlBuncombc !
The cars are running from Morristtwo, on the
East Tennessee and Virginia Rnilroid, to Wolf
Creek Station, which is only eight (Similes from
this place ; on the cast, the cars are funning to
.Morganton distant ninety-seven (97) rides. This
entire gup of ono hundred and lire miles, via
Ashville, is either under contract, or in process of
conHruction. This romantic and once tem?te re
gion will, therefore, so^n be on the grralhighway
of nations. - \
The business of thc Immense Hutu toe iss?;/*
to bc constantly increasing. I give you a list of
thc different St-.tes and Kingdoms represented
this season by the arrivals at this watering place :
North Carolina, South. Carolina, Georgia, Vir
ginia, Maryland; Pennsylvania, Near York, Ken
tucky, Ohio, Missouri, WUcon^n, Louisiasfr
Kansas, Indiana, Illinois, Alabama, Mississippi,
Washington City D. C., North Amaiea; and
Frafcce and England, Europe. .1
buring the present summer, tho! highest tein
peraturo in tho Bunoorabe valleys wis 92? Fahren
heit; tho lowest 466; (jn G reen vile. S. C., the
highest was 106?), thc mean temperature of
springs on the Black Mountain is 4^$?, and that
of tho Warm Springs is 105?! Talk'\about your
Turk! h bath! Il OTC you have vuter of a uoi
form warmth with sue); ap intermixture of medi
cinal ingredients as to penetrate, every pore,
aud cure or materially relieve such triublcsouie
diseases as thu gout, rheumatism ind indigestion.
Thc ba'bing is altogether delimtful, and the
swiiuttiing is the ea.-iost I evertrild. !fo account
for tho appearance of hot spriggs has always
j~5??j''a p??zTe tn thc -i-imt:fv ?firltt Tho mod
ero t!;?yry, however, is very pjiusible, if not al
together sati>factory. It is cojiecfiind that the
centre of the Kurth U a woltenmufs It is dem
onstrated, by going down in to deep mines, that
for every hundred feet of deseot, the mercury
rises a fraction over\oue degree] The water from
an Artesian well in Taris, tw?ty-two hundred
feet dtop, is S5? Fuh. Accordbg to this dote,
the vein st Warm Springs, N> C., is ubout four
thousand feot do?p. tor tbtj bints, I am in
debted to Silliman's Chemistry,
Some men will "crack a joW
wbntover. On Sunday evening
"mine host" that he lacked '.nc tiing to make
W?rni Springs acompletccstablilhuiunt. Impair
(r>a (fhui iu,? yus, I told bim ilia we h<d bad no
preach.ng". "6b," ??JJ b?; " rfojiavc no nccd'of
either Doctors or ??Ctt(.'bors hej.<J tho raters not
only cure all disouses, bul th^JMjWiUg'iOStivepf
thc lower regions as to frighten f|om sw.^DS
-mending the morals, as well Ssibo body."
on any mbject
I .remarked to
OLD PICKENS d^H., s. C.,
About the tuM a(..J)t,q Day*.
Well, I have lost my puper and envelops again ;
and yet I um still making dotting by tho way
I side. If the result of my scribblingiuhou'd prove
half sa interesting to-yoorreaders, as the effort to'
recall past scenes has been pleasing to me, I shall
feel like tho man who, in a forrign land, bad only
to shut bi? eye? to suv a rainbow spanning the
vale and tho homo of his affections.
In returning towards thc " Falmefjo State," \
came up the valley of Spriog Creek, crossing tho
stream thirty-five times, in the course of 18 miles.
Tho people in (he-e secluded roves, during tho
j summer season, generally gobsxeAjo^-^jpcciuUy
j the ladies. 1 met an aged woaaffl j^y to
mill with half a bushel of corn
i Tottering under her burthen
pipe, ebe asked inc for tobacco.
pr ?sod the weed, and I rems
too hard for her to go to mill in that stylo. " The
boys," said she, "are all working on tho Railroad,
and there is nobody bot me to go." Bat yon
ought not to take so much corn, I rejoined. "I've
taken a bushel when I could get it," was tho old
lady's triumphant sur-rejoinder.
Arrived at Daugett's Oap, the prospect is inde
scribably grand and beautiful. Such a grouping
ofmist, mountain, and bending sky; such a
blending of spire, hill, and cultivated farm ; such
a softening of light and shade into far-r. aching
vistas, you moy never see but onct, ina life time.
Dr. Daugott is an intelligent man, but he says
that no ono in his section can locate the Alleghe
ny mountains. Thu nr.nl-s and -'
sweet val e.- Brt ca rd is the court house Town of
this new County. Some of the hoad springs of
tho French Broad are close neighbors to thoso of
The Blue Rid<re, being the "Great Divido" be
tween the streams that water the Atlantic slope,
and those flowing into the mighty Mississippi, is
very readily pointed out by an ordinary observer.
At Slicking Ga)), 3 or 4 miles Kurth of Table
Rock, " tho Ridge" touches South Carolina,-the
line is directly ou the summit. Ceming ?uto tho
Saluda ravines,, the gray cliffs of Table Rock
met the eye, andlgive intimation of a locale, at
ince unique and strikingly interesting,- bold and
picturesque witl??$. If any of your reader* have
aever seen th? TabJe Rock, let them tako wagons,
ju?gics, a?J tents, (as many large parties aro do
ng tfai* season) aa?f repair to the moss-covered
"rags, that produceith? hunttrf?-cuy, and benr the
imprint of tb? Mammoth's foot. Than cascades
ind cataracts, no feature in the landscape could
be more boautiful ami fascinating. About half way
lowu tho mountain* you are brought face to face
frith the falls of SlR-ki?g, which are conspicuous
ly visiblofrom the beetling precipices of the Ta
blo Mountain. This .sw0e? cascade is more like
;oiue littlo fairy's" toy tbaij one of the realitier. of ?
Jld .Mother Earth. 1
In by-gone days, we h^d old Pickcnsville and
jld Pendleton, ia this soc^ion of the country, and
sow they havo old Picketng Court Houso ! It is
lad to view the ruins of desolation ofpny"De
?erted Village;" but if thia village be dolr to the
Jehoider by 'association,' 0ud by reminiscences
mat stir tho lowest depth. 0f feeling,-what lan
guage can give coloring ;0 tho pervading gloom
if the heart? The C'iu? House ha* been torn
iown and carried away ' to Walhalla to build a
nil in that place. Thc ?ld jail here has been car
ried lo new Pickens C. If. Only six families arc
still Eving here. There j8 not a singlo store in
tho j lace. Thc stately uiauEion, in whiuli I
boirded and studied for'?ix year*, is gtmi up to
tue owls and bits. Finding a ? indow open, I cu
tered and rou up "Stu irs, nu-* r.<?-..? >.
tiic room where I had so often gone to sloop while
trying to conjugate the Greok verb. It was the
twilight hour, and you moy bo sure I did not tarry
long. With heirt surcharged with cuiutiou, I
hastened back to tho road, and found rc iel only
iu waviog my hat over my head and exclaiming:
thin in a white mun* country. In so far as local
officers and representation iu the Sta to Legisla
ture arc concomed, flu* is indeed a while man's
government/ It'S ? positive luxury to breathe
such an atm ?phore. Hoyo poUpers that the Fif
teenth Constitutional amc?dment, allowing man
hood *uffrage\w?tb'oa* regard to race or color,
may novcr be the ro*luisUo number of j
States The r>u1o*ts m?y find themselves envel
oped in a cloud of difiioultios when it is least cx
pec'el If hoVcVer' lno Obineso swarming to
America lik'p lop&*> Jo not ?P0D lhe e>cs of tx
Ueinists to tho da?8?? ftl'ea'1' lht7 wou,d Dot bo
convinocd thoughteD tht,U81ind murdored patriots
rose from th/ir gor}\bed8 ^denounce the wicked
folly of Mongrclism.^
The dry weather, tbrt?U?hoatthe uppor COUDtTy>
is-cutting off the crops\at a fwrrnl Tto- l'm
thinking it will bo very S?ard t0 ?et c' rD *ntxt
winter. As an off-set to tu'8 gloomy prospect,
?liA.j^ple h ivo an abundance of wheat and oats
I find peaches and apples in^"""? places. The
health orin? "country is generally very good,
peaco and quietude prevail. -J ' -
_ E K.
(??$f ft ?8 not a pretty story, nor ol'
good augury for tho future of our par
ticular " friend and ally," Russify which
comes to us concerning thc .Cesarewitch
and a German officer of his Imperial
Highness staff. The Prince, in discus
sing a financial proposition, permitted
himself to say":
" When one deals with Germans one
is sure to be cheated." - The officer, Col.
Humus, a German by birth-, quietly re
plied,' " If your Highness means that
observation to apply to me, I must beg
you to withdraw it as it is both offensive
and unjus.t." To tips thc Princp made
answer by slapping the Colonel's face.
So gross an insult could neither be
avenged upon tba heir to thc throne,
nor endured by an honorable.mau. The
Colonel, after stating the facts to thc
Emperor, sat down and wrote the Grand
fi Ypur Imperial Highness has offered
me a mortal insult. When you read
this letter I shall have ceased tttve;"
and having written this, he deliberate
ly blew out his brains.
It is only just ti the Emperor, Alex
gndej- II, to say that he was profoundly
shocked by Uus sai] if?faip. He gave
orders that the Colonel bo burled with
the greatest pomp, and the Grand Duke
having attempted to prevent these or
ders from being executed, the Emperor
further commanded his brutal son to
<i( Lend in person the funeral of his vic
cgr Trenton is on.a broad grin over
a hu^e l'o?c? which has unintentionally,
we presume, been perpetrated upon some
of its highly respectable citizens'. An
enterprising colored man devised a peti
tion addressed tp the Common Council
of that city, asking foi'-an enlargement
of the school house foi* colored childron.
It occurred to him that the signatures
of certain white folks might be service
able, and applied for and obtained the
names of a large number.' Just where
i tfie jaugh pomes in is, the petition com
i menees> ." W* (fie ijofenif ?/ colored
' ch ildren /* '
BST* It is not at all improbable that
the French Emperor'may liva and reign
ill his son attains his majority. Tho
ince Imperial is now in the fourteenth
" his a^, while Napeleon is in
Hold on to Tour Lauds.
We continue to press this all-impor
tant duty home to our land-owners:
Never let your lands pass from your
hands without you well know you are
selling io a friend of thc Hovi'h, and oj"j
the xohitc men of the South. Besides,
I lands ?re advancing rapidly in pri?e,
?nd to hold them is simply thc host in
vestment you can possibly make. No j
doubt hundreds <->f v
-jbsan, and hold on to your
Below we copy from a Richmond pa
per an interesting article on this sub
ject, which we hope will be attentively
read by land-owners :
We sometimes fear, and we have rea
son to fear, that the scheme of the men
now. uppermost in the counsels of the
North is so to clog Southern industry
Arith such impediments and drawbacks
as to discourage and disgust those en
gaged in it, and induce them to throw
their lands into market. The glut of
lands would be so great as to reduce
the pr ce to a standard that would ena
ble Northerners-to pick and choose, and
purchase up the desirable estates in
every locality. Thc millions of unem
ployed capital at the North could find
no more profitable investment: . The
investment of. paper money in cotton
lauds would he almost tantamount to
its conversion into cotton, the equiva
lent of gold, and without any loss of
discount." Such a scheme, pertinacious
ly adhered to, might result, in the course!
of a few short years, in an entire change
in the proprietorship of the soil. Tim
whole soil would be transferred to North
ern hands, and cultivated by the negro
laborers now resident on it, who would
be hired by the new owners at a scale
of prices regulated by no competition,
and adjusted at the option of the new
owners. These new proprietors, thus
colonizing the South, would have all
the. aid that friendly Congressional f.-gr.
........ Livui uiiuou mus ecvviiiiu
here, and the deputies of those remain
ing at home, would be chosen the Fed
eral officers for the. several States
the Judges, Attorneys, . Marshals,
Clerks, Collectors of the Revenue, Post
masters, &c. A part of the scheme
would boto confer suffrage .upon, the
negroes, and then the Northern settler.'
and negroes, combining with the so
called Union men of the South, wouk
aspire to control the States in their in
ternal domestic policy. In process ol
time, they would out vote the Southen
whites, fill the State offices with their
own men and make all the laws to sui
themselves. Owning the soil, having
the labor of-the negroes, fayprpclbyn
sympathizing Government in every in
spect, they would reap and enjoy all
the immense "profits of the colton, to
bacco, sugar, rice, corn and wheat crop,
in the meantime what would become of
thc Southern whites after parting wih
their lands? In numerous instances
they would be cheated out of the pu
chase money. When honestly paicl. it
would perhaps be invested in stock that
would become valueless-some fancy
stock gotten up for the occasion by
shrewd New Englanders. If well in
vested, in nine cases out of ten the in
terest would be inadequate as a support.
The principal would' baye to be en
croached upon, until interest, principal
and all would be consumed. Then
would be presented the. melancholy
spectacle of almost a nation without lands
without money, without employment.
Would they come down to manual la
bor ? If so they would have to work
side by .side with the negroes, and on
the soil they once Qwned, for the l^ew
Englaud proprietors and task-mastors,
If they did npt work, they and their
families WQU)4 baye to" starve. Soine
few might be abie to ?rajgrate t.Q Mexi
co, Brazil, Venezuela, but nine out of
ten would not have the means to remore
their families. A people thus hemmed
in, thus pauperised, thus driven to des
peration, would have but one resource
-revolution. If successful, this might
Cjp,able then} jo rqepyer. their lands and
their lost position'. An earthquake,
the forked lightning, an avalanche, are'
not more tobe dreaded than a brave
race thus driven to the extremity of
despair. -It matte -a not that they
wpulcj. bo ultimately subdued ; that con
sideration would' not petftopa deter
thom. Their first rush would be upon
the occupants of the lands'upon which
they anet their children were born and
reared, and it'would'be like the rush of
hungry tigers upon their prey.
In every aspect in which it can be.
viewed, a stringent, cruel, repressive
Solicy towards the Southern people is
readful to contemplate. Although we
see no symptom of relenting on tho
part of the Radicals, we cannot alto
gether repress the hope that a merciful
God will, change the hearts of those
I yh.q pursue us with such inhuman raa
! Hgnlfyi If, hcjwevy?r, t]iey shall con
I tinun to harass mid pflr'pticnle i?s, lot ns
1 bear it as well as wo may-let us draw
' together among ourselves, hold' aloof
i (Vom strangers, devote ourselves to such
pursuits as may bo still open to us. and
i resolve under no circumstances, to part
* With ay r h?ri& to persona n it known to
he friends. Let ns determino to;
any cross, submjt'tP any ?l'eonvenj
jncidept tfl tlmir Present culhy
and hold thom mm 4P# 4ep4t
of themyand imposa the same cou
in our wills upon Ali?se to 'whom they
shall descend, ^hen.the lands of the
Southern peopjg? are alienated, the
Southern race will, in a few short years,
become extinct'. They will not even
have the privilege extendedvito the an
cient Jews, of being scattered among the
nations of the earth.
We db not imagine that any Co.ugr.ess:
could be guilty pf the great iniquity' of
robbing us of -our lands. For a direct,
robbery no defence could be-rnade. But
- sometimes think that 'the^Radical
'"'""""bites as_ ah-.expedient
and ?eras;- ...._
never part with them. ?his is a sacred
duty which we owe to posterity.
Hard Money for tbe People.
The time is arriving when the people
of this country will oe in position to
dscid?; irrespective of other political
questions, upon a matter nearer to their
individual and the national welfare than
all thc rest. The point is whether spe
cie payment shall be resumed and
gold . and silver coin of the United
States be substituted in place of the
present depreciated greenbacks and pos
The living issues which divide the
two' great existing parties are chiefly
financial and economical. The former
adherents of the Republican party, who
joined and clung to it in order to ena
ble it to carry out the special purposes
for which it was organized, are now left
free to consider whether it has a policy
in regard to these present issues which
entitles it to their continued support.
Parties arise, from time to time, in all
countries, for the fulfillment of certain
missions. Having succeeded in what
they set out to accomplish, they become
worthless,-their ability to supply the
next prevailing want proves equal to
their special aptitude for the previous
work. When it becomes evident to the
masses of the Republican party .that
their party is unfitted, by reason of its
political traditions and entanglements,
and the prejudices of its leader's, to se
cure the financial peace and the busi
ness nrosperity wh eh the nation now
party of the past, ana mat mc ~ -
eratic party is the party of the present
and the future. The mission of the Re
publican party was to enforce the abo
lition of slavery through war. This it
has accomplished. The mission of the
Democratic party is to enforce equal
rights for all men and a hard-mo -.ey
currency for the people! This it has
not yet accomplished : the great work
is still before it. The Republican party
came into power, and flooded the coun
try with a depreciated paper currency,
which thrust gold and silver rapidly
out of circulation, and made them arti
cles of speculative merchandize. Thc
plain and convincing record, flinted
elsewhere in our columns this morning,
proves that the Democratic party, in
and out of power, has consist -ntly up
held a metallic circulating medium, and
fought with its.might against what Mr.
Madison called that " ghost of money,"
a paper promise to pay. The citations
made from messages, and speeches ol'
Jefferson, Madison, Jackson, Van Buren,
Polk, Benton, Tierce, Buchanan, Silas
Wright, Seymour, and others in the line
of Democratic statesmen, leaw no doubt
of the faithful persistence with which
the groat jeaders of thjs party have con
tended for an' equitable currency for all
classes of citizens.
" If the people," said Mr. Silas "Wright,
" support and elect those men who are
in favor of an unsound currency, they
must expect to suffer the evils of de
preciated paper." The people who sup
ported thc Republican party-depreci
ated greenbacks and all-at a time
when they held everything else subor
dinate to/the successes which that party
Has achieved, are cal'iet] upon tp r-f?jleet.
If the people now want a sound curren
cy, the power to secure it is in their
blands. "Thc control which the p:ople
have over the matter is through their
respective legislatures, State and na
tional. If that control bc exercised
in favor of a sound currency, there
must and will be a sound currency, be
cause both the Government ant] people
Th? only party which will it, and
has willed it from the first, is the Dem
ocratic party. The Republican parly
has willed just the contrary ; so that
the people, *-ho have got all through
the war and the moral questions per
taining tp thp war, haye simply to choose
whether they will vote" with tho party
which has actively in hand this present
practical interest of theirs, or with the
party which has ignored and trampled
upon it until it stultifies itself by pre
tending to have any regard for it at all.
Mr. Benton's declaration that, if he
" were to establish a workingman's par
ty, it should be on the basjs-of karo]
money-a hard money party against a
paper party"-was not even so perti
nent in his time as it is now ; for the
Democratic party, which has immemo
rially identified itself with the .vorking
people, is here ranged actively in thc
lista Hgnjnsf- thfnynrst paper party thal
tho country WM W
We invite Republicans to a candid
perusal of the article which so fully
j vindicates the traditional fidelity of the
, Democratic party to sound doctrine in
! regard to the currency. Impartial rc
? fleptjpp upon this now vital subject can
not fail tp pgnyince those who haye
^heretofore supported [ho' Republican
'..?hrty, from au' honest belief tJiat it wa<
^;qg a good and necessary work, ol
("their duty to"abando?^?t:-now-aud'sup
' port the' Democrat^^^^R?lj?^^Sewr'
j they may have thought the Republican
party,calle*! t,o doha1p>een done. What,
.now needs to be doiie by the Democrats
ic party alone. The' issue is sharp.and
clear. Paper promises and Radicalism.
I-specie .paper and Democracy. Choose
ye which ye will haye.-The World.
NEGROES AND. MEAN WHITES MUST
I'BE MADE TO^?AY THEIR ?TAXES.-WfS
do not love (it is the mildest phrase we
can use). our--present State Government,
any employer w au owes money to an
employee,'to pay that employee's taxes
for him out of said - money, if he finds
from the tax-books that he has not done
so. Gould the law possibly do any
more ? Could a Legislature of our own.
secure payment in a more effectual
manner ? Fellow-citizens', let us hence
forth exert all our influence io improve
our State Government. Let us do what
we can. It is our duty to attend to
this tax. Let us do it thoroughly. Make
every man white or black, pay the tax,
and lessen the inequalities of which we
have justly complained.-Fairfield Her
The Radical scallawags and carpet
baggers of South Carolina have a hand
some political scheme which they are
attempting to make use of to inflame
thc negroes. At Newberry, in that
State, n few days since, a depraved
wretch of the carpet-bag order made a
speech to the negroes in which he ad
vised them to refuse to engage them
selves at any price to any one known to
be a Democrat, and that by that means
the Democrats would not be able to cul
tivate their lands-they .would have to
be sold for taxes, and then would fall
into the hands of the negroes ai slight
cost. This is the kind of talk the North
ern jail-birds in the South indulge in ;
this is the style of vermin a Jacobin
Congress keeps large standing armies
to protect ; and if a few of the decent
people of the South knock the head off
such a reprobate, or dangle him to a
tree, in their efforts to restore quiet to
FRED. DOUGLASS, JR., THE SON-IN
JJAW QF THE PROFESSOR !-The journals
of the country are circulating the an
nouncement of the marriage of Doug
lass, Jr., the nigger, to " the accomplish
ed daughter of Professor A. Moly
neaux Heatt, of Harvard University."
This sounds well, and carries the idea
that the Professor is a white man.
Molyneaux-for he is not known . as
Heatt-is a nigger who was at one
time loafing about the English manu
facturing towns as a prize fighter ; but
?ow as are the English bruisers, we be
lieve a white man and the nigger never
made up a prize match. He was, how
ever, picked up by some Harvard genius
and brought over to give the students
lessons in boxing, and his " professor
ship" simply embraces the art of punch
ing the heads of the collegians during
'.heir term of study. Mrs. Fred. Doug
lass, Jr., is the daughter of this nigger
prize fighter, who is in the pay of the
Harvard boys, to teach them the use
of the gloves, a sort of Professor of black
eyes and bloody noses.-Day Book.
MURDER.-From passengers arriving
in this cityjast evening, we leard that
a white man named Griffin was killed
at his place of business at Whitaker'?
Turn Oui,, on the Wilmington and Wel
don Railroad, yesterday morning. ' It
would seem that a party of four ne
groes,'acting under authority of a war
rant issued by another negro, who claim
ed to i>e a magistrate, attempted to ar
rest Mr. (yriffin, who., refusing to ac
]jnbwleflge tho validity ol' the warrant,
was shot dead by them in his own store.
The negroes then took to the woods,
and, at last accounts, had not been
What it Costs.
Thc Lancaster Ledger states that it
took the sum of $144G to pay off the as
sessors pf Lancaster County. It is esti
mated that the work occupied the as
sessors 482 days at a cost of $3 a day.
Under the old State Government
it cost about $G0O to assess and collect
the taxes of the county. Now it will
For County Assessors. $1446
" County Auditor..'.'....... 1000
" Tax Collector. 1200
We presume that the same condition
of things exists in every county in the
State. The cost of our local adminis
tration is trebled and quadrupled; we
are overrun by officia]s of all sorts and
sizes ; all that the Radicals may 1H1 their
pockets and grow fat.
The Radicals are, in truth, as much
the enemies of the frugal working man
as they are the enemies of decency and
good order. Take Congressman Bowen
and Governor Scott as specimens, 'i]ipy
avp trusted by their party. No Radi
cal hand is Jifte.fi against thom. But
where is the respectable white man who
would allow either the Congressman <">r
the Governor to cross his threshold?
There must be no compromise with
these men. They can be made to wince
though their hides ai'P tpugh. And he
who by his silence enablesxlie ro'gim to
go unwhipped of public justice, is him
self guilty of high treason to his peo
IirV?i? early days^ oMhe ?Afrj?im
slave trade there were men imbued with
j sii?Hc?ont sagacity to see tlie dangers to
which it would, ultimately lead. They
saw that the ir?port?i^**in<5arge'num
bers. Bf a miserable, .inferior-race, who
could nevtT amalgamate- with the other
people of this country-wjio could never
share in their feelings aird sympathies
-who we're" in a lower state of civiliza
tiouj-was destined at s?nte^ime or
othvif toi bring' calamities .upon*- both
v&m it was one of the original coauts |
-Pr-i1nra?i?Ji jpf Amor?nd? -I
Even when the Constitution of the Uni
ted States was adopted, and when the
great slave States, like Virginia, were
anxious to stop the traffic, it was de
feated by the criminal greed and ava
rice of ?ew England, whose ships were
engaged in bringing them here, united
to the supposed interests of the new
Southern States, like South Carolina
and Georgia, which demanded cheap
labor to develop their resources. ? The
traffic, therefore, had a further lease of
twenty, years, an interval which was
most industriously improved.
To the presence of these antagonistic
races upon thc same soil we owe'all the
horrors and calamities of the late civil
war. With that frightful lesson so re
cently before us, it might be supposed
that we would not be inclined to encour
age the immigration, of another for
eign race as incapable of mingling with
tis as the negro. But, even although
fools are Said to learn by experience,
there are many people in the United
States who do not. They encourage
the. Chinese emigration to the Pacific
coast; which, in the way ic is carried
on, is buUlittle, if any, better than the
African slave trade. They favor it
upon the same grounds ; that it will
reduce the price of labor-reduce that
which already is not half as well remu
nerated as it ought to be for the inter
ests of society. The four hundred mil
lion of Chinese will require but little
pressing to divide with us the heritage,
if not the supremacy, on our Western
coast. . The State.; that are growing, up
lhere can hft, w^"J,~ -. 1
A_ ? ucM me unmet*, i
language is spoken and the Pagan reli
gion professed in a great degree west of
thc Kooky Mountains-will there be no
collision, no chance of future wars?
How will European civilization on the
Atlantic affiliate with Asiatic and Fa
gaD civilization on the Pacific? Thc
question suggests its answer. Will the
good which we may derive from the
paring of the American laborer down
to the standard of the degraded Fagan
compensate us fpr t]ie introduction ot"
this eyer to be alien and hostile-element
into.our political society. The ^pec on
the horizon is now, in the case of .these
Asiatics, as clearly visible as it was a
hundred years ag) in the case of the
African. Shall we avoid the mistake
we thenmade, or sh?ll we repeat it? Tk?
Republican party advise us to repeat.
The Democratic party say avoid.-Cin
A Sad Circumstance.
There is some little tali, about a cir
cumstance. y>:hich happened the other
dav to an exalted Washington official.
It seems to be my duty to record it. I
will call the sufferer General George.
Behling, for thc sake of convenience.
He is said to be a right good man, but
was always liberal in his views and a
very sociable sort of person. He used
to go about a good deal, and among
other places he used to go up to So
crates, on the Hudson River ?ailroild,
every now and then, and -?toy all night
at a hotel kapi by Mr. and Mrs. Wa?
uer. In due time he fell in love with
a refined and cultivated: young lady in
Brooklyn, and immediately put himself
upon his very best behavior. In the
course of six months she married him,
and g?ve it as her opinion that she was
marrying perfection itself! The young
cquple w^ere very happy. They began
to.frisk around and enjoy the honey
moon. Presently they ran up to Socrates
a id camped at Mr. Wagner's hotel. In
thc evening George was sitting on a
sofa in the parlor, with his. arm around
his bride's shoulders, when Mrs. Wag
ner entered. She struck an attitude.
She began to get angry in a minute.
Then she said : " Look here, my fine
fellow, I've had aa much of this as I'm
'going to stand.- There you are down
on that register as 'General George
Behling ami lady again. You've done
that thing sixteen times in eighteen
months, and you've fetched a fresh trol
lop along every time. Young woman,
march ! Vamose the ranch, you brazen
faced huzzy !" It was a very sad
circumstance. Now wasn't it9-Mark
Twain, . '
eS* Since the freedmen of the South
have betaken themselves in numbers tc
the barbarous.idolatry of Obi, and other
rites of heathen worship among their
brethren in Jamaica, the Yankees, re
solved to turn a scoundrelly penny
wherever such a penny eau be turned
have Put up an Obi factory near Boston
where they prepare -painted images
stuffed birds, bunches of chicken feat h
'ors. and other appliances to-aid the Af
rican mind in its attempt to establish i
correspondence with tnl lJevil. Th?si
arctold to the poor blai-kp. in, Virginia
and tfce Oarplmas, by the ". school
raaVis" and ,o^?pct-baggers, tit ensr
mf^L^i?ej^ This is the last and dirti
esifflifce ol' baseness of which we hav
an??count- Easton (Pa.) Argus.
I The Democratic Party-Is it Dead?
Prom (be Columbia Phcanix. .
t It is a veiy common thing to find thc
opponents ?f the Democratic party eon
tending tha the party is dead or e??eie.
This is th#'.-partisan mode ot' dealing
with your political antagonist.- It has*
beconlfe 9? eoini?on that it has ceased to,
possessiven the charm;ol',novelty, in
the last Presidentiai.electio?i. the Demor
eratic ?arty had unusual obstacles to
contend with. The passions and preju
dices of the. Northern ?^gses:?\:Rrt\Jaor~
IM .?'.?.? y ?;; 'Vtlitti I eil.' '
in the ?South by congressional enact
m^ and over 500,000 Southern Demo- .
crats disfranchised. Under these cir
cumstance*, no wonder that the Demo
cratic party tailed to cam* the dav.
And- yet who can- fail to see that the .
party developed great-st ength and vi
tality. And we may add, strange as it
?may appear to some," the result-of the
Presidential election sita-vy a popular
?nwy.mtyfor Seymour of ova- 400,000 .
votes, as will be seen fromtheHollowing '
statement : . ' .X .
SK Y ii ur p.. cn'M(T.
Northern States ruting.2,235.920 2,517,0t*)
Southern Slatos Toling..*,. 447,901. 435.539 s, J,
Southern State.* not voting... 324,876V H9,S"7
Disfranchised Democrats. 545,281
Total.i.: 3,554,05:5 \ 3,102,410
Majority for Seymour.....451,637
This is the party which is said to Le .
dead. Nor is there any good reason to
believe that the strength of the party
has declined since the fall of 1-868. Un
the? contrary, t :e disappointment of the
country with the new administration
has, no doubt, made the Democracy
stronger to-day than it was sb: months
ago.. Take'the elections in Virginia and
Tennessee, what are they but Democrat
ic successes, in substance if not in name.
Was it not a Democratic diversion---a
party expedient? Was it net Democra
cy or conservatism, thining it wise to
take what it cou?d get, inasmuch as it
could not get all it wanted ? Or, at
least, does not the-Virginia and Tennes
see movement command more, ail
irtj fgenui" pv .??.'?.i?, ut'liberty
regulated i>y law, of censt??; t "reo
dom. i-L advocated fi~~ i>?*?d? against
protective tariffs, local s^lf-governmenc
against centralization, and a just parti
tion of power among the three depart
ments ol' the Government against Con
gressional usurpation^ Its work is to
oppose itself to theScorruptioifc and
abuse for which the present party is re
sponsible. This party lias stood *Qip ?
manfully for the rights of the Southern
whites. It has fought their battles over
and over again. It has lost victories
because of its Southern sympathies. An?l
this is the party that the intelligence,
worth and substance of the South are
called upon to discard. "Wc know that
fhe South ?aust and should look out for
herself.' We acknowledge that there is
no wisdom in sentimentally clinging to
obsolete notions, or in adhering to effete
pplitical organisations. But, in our
judgment, tho time has not yet come for
tis of the South to discard our Demo
cratic alliance. That time may or may
not come in the future. For the present,
let us of the Sout h pr .'servo our unity,
remain true to our convictions, watch,
labor and wait. So far, at least, as the
Democracy of South Carolina is con
cerned, we feel assured that it. will res
olutely close its ears to the blandish
ments of the conservative Republican
movement, aud, avoiding this entang
ling alliance, will hold itself aloof from
the premature endorsement of an u?&
veloped and immature party movement,
wlnse tactics have yet to pass the ordeal
of an ampler examination and a keener
criticism than it has yet been possible to
give to them. 1 In politics, as in war, to
make a blunder is almost to commit a
The Davenport (Iowa) Democrat; i ells
of a- singular caso of superstition:
"Chatting with an aged lady, we noticed
the wonderful preservation 4and beauty
of her teeth, and could uot refrain from
mentioning it. 1 Yes,' said she, ' I never
h,ad a toothache or lost a tooth, because
I bit the snake.' On inquiry, she stated
that when children at home, her father
had made them bite a rattlesnake? he
holding the reptile by the head and
tail ; each child bit along the entire.
length of the backbone, not violently,
but just so as to indent the skin; and
this was considered an infallible recipe
against toothache and decay, and which
the old lady believes up to the present
PASSING AWAY.-Departed this life
on Saturday, August 21st, Mr. Robert
Stewart, in the seventy-first year of his
age. Mr. Stewart was one of our ol
dest and most successful merchants,
having been in business here for tip
wards of fifty yo-rs. He had a large
family of children, eleven, we believe,
all ot' whom preceded him to the grave.
He leaves a widow to mourn the sad
Uereave&ent of her dearest earthly
friend. counsellor and companion. We ;
dare not oBtrude, .by the expression of '
any poor words of our own, upon t&3
privacy of a grief so crushing and un
utterable-N ewberry Hera)a.
tegF A lady?was wiged by her friends
to-marry a -wTOoWer, aud as an argjir
ment they spoke of bia two bsautiful
children." " Children.;" replkd the'lady, %
" are like t?othpickg-^a pawson wanta I