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The President's Proclamation Under
the Kn-Kt ox Act.
WASHINGTON, May 4.
The President ha;i issue..! his prociiinia
tion as follows :
Tue apt of Congress entitled "An act
t J enforce the provisions of tho Fourteenth
amendment to th? Constitution of the
Un;lei States, and for other purposes, ap
proved April 20, A. D. 1871," being a law
of extraordinary public importance, I con
si ier it my duty -to issue this my procla
ma.ton, calling thc attention of thc people
of the United States therein. enjouang
upon all good citizens, especially upon all
public ofiieers, to be zealous in the cn
lorcemcnt thereof, and warning all persons
to abstain from committing any of the act?
thereby prohibited. Thislaw'of Congress
applies to all part3 of thc United States,
and will be enforced everywhere to the ex
tent of the power vested in the Execu
tive. But inasmuch as thc necessity there
for is well known to have been" caused
chiefly by persistent violations of the right?
of citizens of the United States by combi
nations of lawless and disaffected persons
in certain localities lately the theatre of
insurrection and military conflict. I do
particularly exhort the "people of those
parts of the country to suppress all such
combinations by their own voluntary ef
forts, through the agencv ol' the local
laws, and to maintain the rights of all
citizens of the United States, and to se
cure to all such citizens the equal protec
tion ot the laws.
Fully sensible of the responsibility im
posed upon the Executive by the act cf
Congress, to which public attention is now
caliea, and relu.'tant to call into exercise
any of the extraordinaiy powers thereby
conferred upon me, except in cases of im
p rative necessity, I do nevertheless deem
u my duty to make known that I will not
hesitate to exhaust the powers thus vest
ed in the Executive, whenever and wher
ever ii shall become necessary to do so for
the purpose of securing to ail citizens of
the United States tho peaceful enjoyment
i the rights guaranteed to them by the
constitution and laws. It is my earnest
wish that peace and cheerful obedience to
law may prevail throughout the laud, and
that all traces of our late unhappy civil
strife may bc speedily removed." These
can Ge easily reached by acquiescence
in thc resales of the conflict now written m
our constitution, and the due and proper
enforcement of equal, just and impartial
laws in even* part of our country. The
failure of local communities to furnish such
ans for the obtainment of results so
earnestly dosired. imposes upon the Xa
tional Government the duty of putting
: rth all its energies for the protection o;
its citizens of every race and color, and
fi r the restoration of peace and order
throughout the entire country.
in testimony whereof I have set my
h.a. d, and caused the seal of'the United
States io be affixed.
Done at thc City of Washington, this
third day of May. ir. the year of cur Lord
. ri htj?nnuhdred aud seventy-one, and o:
?he inde-. tulenco of thc United States, thc
(Signed,) U. S. GBANT.
y From Louisiana.
NEW ORLEANS, May 4.-The tomado
:.n i';: ss by, in Baton Rouge and vicinity,
. .! great destruction to property. Trees
v .. . unrooted, bricks and planks whirled
irougn tue air. The north and sjuth
walis of the penitentiaiy, together with thc
roof ot* thc shoo factory , and the cc lis o:,
the south wing of the building, were blown
avrav. The whole second story and rcot
of tie storehouse cf the'United State:
Arsenal, with three hundred feet of the
Laboratory, a frame building, and the
ii of one o: the powder magazines, were
blown :.way. The roof of the Catholic
church, and the cemetery fence, wore
blow away. A large number ot* ware
houses were unroofed, with other damages.
The sugar house and a number of cabins
03 Jo?eph- Bernards plantation, were
blown away; a colored man was killed
and several ?rounded. Thc sugar house,
v.: hou3C, an 1 cabins on James MeCollen's
!->::, were all destroyed; several
red persons were wounded. A portion
ot'the sugar l?as-? and all the cabins on
W S. Pike's plantation were blown down;
two colored men were killed and several
wounded.. A number of coal boats and
Hats, laden with coal, were sunk. The
loss ?rill r-ach four hundred thousand dol
'. : During the storm, an attempt was
made by (.^convicts to escape, but only
s few got oat, who were speedily recap
i ? ? uro > m i -
BURNING OY THE CABBIE-Two LIVES
LOST.-'Ino steamer Cairie left her whan
. terday morning at 6 o'Jock for Savan
. di with" a cargo of seven hundred and
: ? venty-six bale3 of cotton, skipped by
Messr?* Russell ol' Potter, Mr. John ?
M ?ver and Mr. R. L. Gray. When about
twenty-three milos below the city the cot
ton was discovered to be on lire-supposed
t ? have caught from sparks from the en
gine or smoke stack. * A brisk wind blow
uig.thc boat was quickly enveloped in
fl mc3, and will, witn cargo, prove a total
lae saddest part of the burning was the
loss, by drowm-ug, of the child and nurse,
(colored,) or Mr. E. A. Dunbar,of this city.
M.-. Dunbar, child and' nurse were pas
sengers, and when the llames threatened
death by burning, Mrs. Dunbar jumpo?;
.- : th" upper to the lower deck of the
boat; the nurse threw the child to her,
which she caught. The nurse then leaped
to the i iwer <!. ?k and took the child, when
all three sprang into the river. Mrs Dun
bar was rescued, but seriously injured :
thc nurse and child sank into" a water.
j ore was no insurance, as we learn, on
thc bort, but the cargo was fully covered,
a pr::-;; :; [ ?Ang insured in this city, as fol
lows; S17,CO0 in two companies repre
sent..: by Mr. C. M. Crana, and .$12,00!.
in a .;..:: .r.y represented by Major W.
E. Evans. The balance of the value cf
tito cot ?i wa* insured in Savannah.
Constitationalist, 7 th.
--. ?,-??^>?.?. ?
!I :.:; tv::.-We regret to learn thai
oh the 20th ultimo, a difficulty occured a:
Frog Level, between Messrs. S. J. Hiller
and ?. .'. Bia< which has resulted in th'1
death cf the latter. The provocation, we
lean.,Was caua I by Mr. Black's intrusivo
and injurious manner. Mr. .Hiller is said
to bb a young man of a most quiet, civ?
and '. trous nature, and we deeply sym
patlt.f with hiih in that the fates haVi
cans t him to imbrue hi-hands in human
bloo.l.-Iv wberry Herald
DEATH FEOM EXCESSIVE -ROPE JUMP
ING.-By a notice elsewhere, ii will bc
seen th. another ."death has occurred in
our c ?ty from excessive rope jumping, a
little daughter of .Lime? A. Moody having
died ?.:.! . lay evening from inflamma
tion-.. ; . b web, brought on by Over.in-,
dtt'.gi-'.ce i:i that exercise. While rope
jumpingmay be a pleasurable and healthful
itsreaVion, within* reasonable limits, tin
tend y vt' tess in the excitements oi
i ie exercise should lead to dUu.sc of th
y.'M "o on tirol y. In thia case we ?ear:
tl d n Thursday, in tho strife with her
i ii -nions to see which coul l jump UK
v .* . st number of times without stoppiri :
rei ceased accomplished the feat wme
tt.ii^. over three hundred timos, aft et
v hi<:t feeding greatly exhausted, she sal
cr Lin down upon the grass for a con
ni tlerabio time, probably tak:ng cold by sc
doing. The next moru.ng, though com
plaining to her comp:: nions of being sore;
and lemo, before entering schcol Abe m.-"!'
ono hundred and seventy consecutive
jumps moi About eleven o'clock she
was compelled to return home from school,
severe inflammation of the bowels rapidly
developing itself, from which she died
three days thereafter, as abov- announ
ced.-Akron (0.) Beacon.
Thc Columbia Union, of Monday,
says : " News from Winnsboro is to the
effect'that Henry and Spencer Hoffman
aro to be hanged on the 26th instant, for
the murder of another-colored man last
"December. JIoustoi*atfccjn-p*rd to break
jail Saturday morning, having succeeded
in sawing ott' ono ol'the iron bars, but.
was caught in the act by the Sheriff, and
Ids s*"?heme frustrated.
The Annual Convention of the Pro
testant Episcopal Church of the Diocese
of South Carolina, is now" in session in
StrPMlHps -nvuiciV Ch??-Iest?n.' ~?
Euscheid, S. C., May ll, 1871.
Re-election ol" President Joliostou
of thc C. C.&A. Railroad.
The Stockholders of the Charlotte, Co
lumbia it Augusta Railroad held their
annual Mooting in Columbia, on Wednes
day, tho 3rd inst. As considerable op
position to tho re election of Col. WM.
JOHNSTON had been anticipated, and as
the Meeting was expected to be one of
unusual moment, the Stockholders were
out in full force. Geni. PAVL QTJATTLE
BATJM was chosen Chairman of tho Meet
ing, upon the organization of which Pres
ident JOHNSTON submittedhis annual re
port. This report shows that the earn
ings of tho Road for the fiscal year clos
ing Dec. 31st 1870 wore ?560.474.05. The
net balance left after paying expenses of
all sorts, was $141.821.58. This balance
was expended in completing the grading
on the Augusta division of the Road, tho
bridge across , the Savannah River, en
larging and building depots, in the con
struction of freight cars and passenger
coaches, an J in paying for new locomo
The proceedings, after the reading, of
President JOHNSTON'S report, wo now
give almost entire, as published in the
Upon tho conclusion of the reading of
the report, Mr. C. H. Manson, former
Treasurer of the road, submitted a state
ment, alleging discrepancy in the report
of the President, touching the aggregate
value of consolidated bonds held for ex
. change and for funding the floating debt
of the company.
This attack upon the President's arith
metic (for it seemed to be nothing more)
svas the popping of the cap which inau
gurated a spirited little Avar of words.
Gen. Barringer, of the Direction, a deal
more precipitate than this feint from the
opposition was calculated to provoke in
the action of a calm and collected strate
gist, accepted tho counter statement of
the late Treasurer as tho tiring of tho ini
tial gun in the anticipated fight. Espoi?
ing the cause of President Johnson,- he
fought valiantly against charges of offi
cial fraud and corruption as yet not fath
ered in the convention by 'any of the
stockholders, and challenged a full in
vestigation of tho allegations. Tho speech
of Gen. Barringer, if designed to pro
voke the opposition to battle, had the de
Col. J. II. Rion, also of tho direction,
followed iu vindication of tho integrity
of the President, in a strong speech, and
moved the appointment of a committee
of seven-three by tho President, three
by thc opposition' stockholders, and one
member by tho Chairman of the con
vention-to investigate the matter: This
motion, however, ho subsequently with
Gen. M. C. Butler and Gen. M. W. Ga
ry led tho opposition in demanding an
investigation of the charges, in their
usual bold aud vigorous manner in a
.lumber of speeches, marked by intense
earnestness. The former, in tho course
of the discussion, in answer to tho decla
ration that no charges had been propcrly
made against the President, firmly pro
claimed that ho would maka ihcm. Th cv
were, that in the negotiation of $200,000
worth of company bonds in Now York
through M. K. Jessup <fe Co., Co*. John
ston had required said finn to divide
:heir commissions with him, by which
he pocketed $2,500 legitimately belong
ing* to the company; and furthermore,
hat the President had jeoparded the char
er ol' thc company in suit brought at
Chester Court for discriminating and
?vercharge of freight on cotton to Char
lotte-oltcnsos which ho claimed demand
lid lull investigation.
Col. P. W. McMaster, of tho Board of
. Directors, regarded the charges as too
absurd and ridiculous to deserve any at
Col. Johnston desired that everything
which the opposition could produce sus
taining thc charges should be brought out
freely and fully before stockholders,
whom he considered his.peers and the
rightful.tribunal to which he was answer
able. He read a copy of a letter to a
friend-reciting in. detail thc circum
I .stances of the bond transaction, in tho
course of which he took occasion to de
nounce Mr. M. K. Jessup av a scoundrel,
and charged Mr. C. H. Manion with re
peated fraudulent transactions while offi
cially connected with the road, all of
which the latter indignantly denied. He
explained that tho dispatch*sent by him,
doubling the rates of freight on cotton
from Chester to Charleston, and which
was the foundation of tho suits brought
in Chester Court was merely a fit.ess?on
his part to force Mr. Smith' President of
che North Carolina Railroad, intoa freight
arrangement favorable to tue Charlotte,
Columbia and Augusta Railroad, that
gentleman having been in tiio habit of
intercepting his dispatches ; that a second
dispatch was sentordering thc refunding
ol' extra freight charged shippers in con
formity to the dispatch above alluded to.
Col. Johnston emphatically denied any
fraudulent action on his pari, and earnest
ly invited a full investigation,
Gen. Butler moved that a committee of
seven be appointed to investigate the
further debate ensued upon this mo
tion, participated in by the gentlemen
already named and Gen. A. C. Haskell,
i be latter speaker addressing himself with
great force to the proper manner in which
the investigation should proceed.
In the heat of discussion, thc debate
began to assume a somewhat disagreea
ble personal shupo, when Mr. J. J. Collen
.>f Augusta, prefacing his motion with a
few well-timed, practical remarks, winch
appealed directly to the material interests
.d' each stockholder, moved that the
w hole matter be laid on the table.
This motion seemed to bc particularly
opportune, and was as oil upon the trou
bled waters. It was adopted, and tho
convention, after tho appointment of a
committee to nominate a Board of Direc
tors, adjourned to 4 o'clock, p. in.
The convention met pursuant to ad
iournment, when tho following resolu
tion, introduced by Col. Rion, was adopt
Jiesolved, That when upon any future
conversion of stock of the Columbia and
Augusta Railroad Company into stock of
:he Charlotte, Columbia aud Augusta
Hail road Company, fractions of a share
may result, the Treasurer of tho Compa
ny shall determine the market value of
tue stock at the time ; and thereupon tho
owners th'-p',f<f may at their option com
plete the uni y by payicgfbr the necessa
ry additional buarea oi Columbia and
Augusta Railroad stock, at tho value so
determine.:, or they may receive tho said
value for their surplus shares.
The Committeoou Nominations report
ed tho nomination of tho o?d .board, ex
:ept Col. C. I), Melton, of Columbia, de
clining a renomination, (iu whose stead.
Senator'!'. J. Robertson wc* named), and
General P. Quattlcbauin, of Lexington,
'.vhos?? place was 'illed by the nomination
at Col. J. li. Palmer.
Thc el ction for Directors was then
:iold, and the following gentlemen de
bared elected: Winiam Johnston, Rufus
Barringer, A. li. Davidson, S, Harvey
?ViLsou, of North Carolina : A, B. Springs,
i'ork; John J. McLure, Gilos J. Patter
. n, Chester; Wm. lt. Robertson, James
..i. Rion, of Fa i rik-hi ; John Fisher, F.
MeMastcr, E. Hope, Col. T. J. Hob
irtson, oi'Itichland; J. B. Palmer, of
Lexington; Wm, E. Jackson, John J.
;uJjcr., S. D. Hea?L Josiah Sibley, ol'
Augusta. Charles s. Hw*, Mayor ol'
Augusta, c.c-oxficio Director.
Auer tho announcement of the yosult
of tho vote, a resolution was introduced
by Gen. Barringer, and unanimously
adopted, pioviding for the appointment,
annually, of three stockholders, to act in
conjunction with two members of the
ii .ard of Directors, as a Finance Com
mittee, toexamino'the books and accounts
)i the company imd report-each mem
ber of the committee to be entitled to $5
per diem while so engaged.
Under this resolution the following
stockholders were appointed: W. B.
Stanley, Columbia; J. ll. Cathcart, .
Winnsboro; John L. Morehead, North
On motion, Charlotte, N. C., was select
as tiio place, and the first Wednesday in
May, 1872, as tho time, for tho next an
nual meeting of the stockholders.
On motion, the convention adjourned.
Immediately upon tho adjournment of
the convention, tho Board of Directors
held a meeting and unanimously re
elected Col. Wm. Johnston as President
of tho Road for the ensuing year-a tri
umphant vindication of his "official and
privato character from the grave charges
laid at his door, and another testimonial
lo the zeal, fidelity and consummate
ability which he has displayed in man
aging the vast and complicated interests
of the corporation over which he has
presided for so many years.
The Board, to supply tim vacancy caused
by the resignation ol' Mr. J.?l, Selkirk,
elected Gen. E. P. Alexander as General
Superintendent. This gentleman num
bers his friends and admirers in Georgia,
of which State he is an honored and hon
orable son," by scores, and Y will bo a
matter of universal congratulatic
he has received this mark of conti
Although unskilled in the details
road management, he certainly po
all tho requisite elements of enerf
tellect and comprehensive scientit
cation to attain high rank in hi
position. We congratulate the Di
upon their good fortune in being i
command the services of Gen. Ales
The *? Weekly Patriot" of Wa!
One of the best Weeklies in the
-and on e particularly acceptable to
ern people-is Thc Weekty Patrio\
lished, every Thursday mornii
Washington City. Tho Patriot ad's
a prompt and perfect Restoration
Union in all its parts, and its enti
tegrity; equality among the Sta
prescribed by the Constitution ; t
mediate removal of all disabiliti
suiting from the Civil War, and tl
toration of harmony and fraternal 1
ship between all sections of the co
which the abuses and usurpations i
tisan power have criminally labo:
To take and read The Weekly P
is to live in tho great world. Sui
tion price, $2.50. Address JAMES G,
RET, Patriot Office, Washington, D
Thc N. Y. Herald Nominates
In a late issuo tho New York R
with the biggest splurge imagi
nominates Geni. W. T. SHERMAN J
next Presidency, and strongly urg
Democracy to take him up as thei
sure hope. And all this on accouj
speech made by Genl. SHERMAN ii
Orleans lately, in which he deno
the Ku Klux Bill, and hooted at th
of there being any real danger i
Genl. SHERMAN may be a very 1
man, but we doubt extremely wi
ho be in .reality a good friend c
South. His brother, Senator SHE
of Ohio, is one of the bitterost and
ferocious men, towards tho South,
found in the U. S. Senate. And i
the Herald-a paper which never ui
a Democratic sentimont since it ha
istonco-it is certainly not a trustw
advisor for the Democracy. Tho Ht
in all this we suspect, is actuated
by opposition to Blair, Vallandig
and such men, than by admiral
When President Grant was Gene
tho Army (just as Genl. Sherman is
ho was also in the habit of cxpre
liberal views. But how is it now?
embraces the Ku Klux Bill warmb
possible means of making himself
Enterprise of the Charlestoi
The Germans of Charleston are ta
steps to purchase a largo farm in th
burbs of that city .for tho purpose of
porarily locating immigrants as the
rive there, so that they can loam si
thing pf our language, of tho effec
the climate, and of tho nature of th
Iago in use in tho South. The quiet
industrious character of the Gen
has rendered that class of immigi
'popular throughout the Southern St
and the German population of the c
everywhere appear to manifest a (
mendable interest in advancing the
fare of their newly arrived fellow ci
'I hey Deserve No Good Word
Not One !
" Time's revenges" are at times s]
paced, but they are sure. We are so
what painfully reminded of this De
reference of tho State press to the di
of Judge Platt. We have seen only
paper-tho Edgcfield Advertiser
spoke of him other than kindly ;
others spoke of him as a pure, upri
citizen and impartial judge t whereas
long ago hardly a Democratic jourip
the State treated him decently.-Chai
Had the " Stato press'', generali}', .
nessod the deceased carpet bagger's 1
zen and maudlin stupidity on the ber
as we wero forced to do from tho J
box, and his gross personal indoeem
in our most public thoroughfare, as
have seen, perhaps they would have b
somewhat cautious in characterizing
person in question " as a pure upri
citizen," ?tc ; and the Republican wo
not perhaps have felt called upon to ii
tho comparison between the course
tho Advertiser and tho other journal:
the State, * . .
Ii is a very easy thing to use phra^
and to mention "time's revenges" a
all that, but if the Republican thin
respect for carpet-baggers is growl
among respectable peoplo in South Cu
lina, it is simply very much mistak
And if the State press should take to o
balming the memory of such wretcl
wayfarers as Platt and Scott, and f
whole fraternity from the low to the vc
lowost, then God holp both the State a
the press !
Death ol Thalberg.
It is reported by cable that Thalbci
the great pianist, is dead. This cmine
master was born in Geneva, Switzerlan
January 7, 1812, and was the natural KI
of ?Count Dietrichstein, Famous as
pianist, at the early ago of flftoon, li
career hus been a long and brilliant on
Di 1851, ho produced an opera calli
"Florinda," which failed. In. 1845, 1
married a daughter of Lablache. Tba
berg's tour in this country will long 1
remembered. Tho perfect finish, tl
faultless taste, and tho wonderful execi
tion displayed by him on the piano ha\
never beon excelled by any other pion!
whom we have heard here.
Overrun With Koyal Visitors.
Not wc poor Southern peoplo, bat the ric
and gaping Yankees. Already tho eyes c
tjie New York papers are starting fror
their sockets, and they announce that be
sides the Grand Duko Alexis, tho thin
son of tho Emperor of Russia and th
handsomest prince in Europe, there wil
be in the United States during the sum
mer, the Duke ofSaxe-Coburg, tho Duk<
of Saxony, and King Thakanibau of tin
Fcojec Islands. It is also thought tha
tho Marquis of Lome, the Scotch no
blemau rocently married to tho Princes.
Louise of England, will be appointee
Governor General of Canada, and thai
before lie settles down to his work, ht
and his royal wife will make a tour of thc
We hardly hope to see any of them,
wjthout it bo Thakanibau of Fejee. It
strikes us this latitude would suit /ma
and that fm VOf?iA .make a splendid Ku
Kluxer, and eat up Ptgjggrs by the tens
and dozens. Stand clear, niggers, tho
" King of thc Cannibal Islands" is com
What the Old Soldiers Say.
A Paris jotfcr. to tho Now York World
says that the French o?icers wfjo aro now
on their return to France from their im
prisonment in Germany, almost unani
mously oxpress their belief that tho
Prince Imperial, tho son of Louis Na
poleon, will occupy tho throne of his
father. They "believe in a series of Woody
revolutionary movements which will end
in a military dictatorship. If they arc
over permitted to make good their hopos,
Prince Louis will be tho next ruler of
ICSU The black caterpillars have appear
ed in immense numbers in the bottoms
"&5>,A great political society, mostly
composed of working men, has been dis
covered in New York. It; has'been- in
existence only two mouths, and has a
membership in that city of nearly JjO.OOO.
It baa .branches .in. ail. the. larger , cities,
and is known aa the "Raft."
The Temporal Power of the Pope.
That party among tho Roman Catholics
of the world who adhero to and uphold
the temporal power of the Pope, are ap
parently in a desperate condition. And
this notwithstanding the fact that they
are immensely in the majority every
where. This desperate condition is well
illustrated by the appeal which the prin
cipal Catholics of Belgium have lately
addressed to Monsieur Thiers, the Presi
dent of tho French Republic. They beg
him to interfero for the restoration of the
temporal power of tho Pope. As this
could only be accomplished by sending
powerful annies into Italy, and as M.
Thiers has not troops enough to secure
for him an entrance into the capital of
his own country, this petition of the
Belgian Catholics seems almost mourn
ful in its absurdity. It is not impossible
that if Thiers were strong enough in
France, he might once more repeat the
traditional fault which has so long char
acterized the rulers of that country. They
have always attended to other peoples'
business, and weakened France by ex
pending her strength in tho regulation of
foreign nations. And there are good
reasons to belive that Thiers would be
willing to repeat the folly. But circum
stances put it entirely out of his power ;
and in all human probability Italy will
be so consolidated and so assured in the
possession of Rome by the ?me France
is once moro free to act, that it will be
impossible to regain for the papacy the
territorial possessions and political power
of which it has now been deprived.
-A movement is organizing in St.
Louis among prominent merchants,
bankers and capitalists, to form an asso
ciation in tho interests of cotton and
sugar producers, with the design of con
trolling a portion of tho trade. The
movement contemplates the establish
ment of a bank in that direct interest,
with five hundred thousand "dollars capi
tal. The bu ilding of a large cotton press,
warehouse and sugar sheds on the levee,
with arrangements for freight, will give
St. Louis advantage of competing points.
One hundred thousand dollars aro now
ready for the inauguration of this enter
prise, and it is said no difficulty will be
experienced in speedily raising one mill
ion of capital. The project has been
talked of for some time, and now has as
sumed definite shape, and will be un
doubtedly carried out soon.
John M. Martin, a scallawag coun
ty commissioner, of Fairfield County,
frightened .out of his wits by the visit of
the Ku-Klnx. has resigned. Tho follow
ing is a verbatim copy of a letter sent by
him to, and published in tho Winnsboro'
News. "What an intelligent officer was
Mr. Editor please extend this Notie,to
the Citizens of Fairfield County that I
this Day has tendered my Resignation
and I a?n no Longer & in combent to the
offic County Commissions.
JOHN M. MARTIN.
April the 28th, 71.
-? ? 1^1 m->
' ??t~ Irish immigration to this country,
which was formerly the most extensive,
is now rapidly on thc decrease, and the
English arrivals are becoming more nu
merous, The late war in Franco will
undoubtedly have thc effect of sending a
large French population to us during the
coming year, and already arrangements
are mado for the formation of. French
colonies in East Tennessee, Georgia and
- A German infantry soldier, com
plaining of tho many marches and coun
termarches to which he has been subject
ed, exclaims: " If this were done in the
cavalry it would bo called cruelty to ani
mals, and there would be indignant pro
tests against it, but when forced upon us
poor men, it is simply called "endur
A second case of martyrdom reported
in the papers is that of a citizen of Mon
treal, who, having refused to tell the
census enumerator t}io ages of his un
married daughters, has been tined six
dollars and costs, with tho alternative
of going to jail for thirty days. The girls
advise the father to go to jail like a noble
- Ben Butler is not willing to trust the
regular army to put down tho Ku-Klux
at tue South, because, he says, it is com
posed largely of men who were Confed
erate soldiers in the late war. The New
York Tribune says he will move to
amend ShoUabnrger'H Bill so as to au
thorize the president to call for volun
teers to do his dirty work under the Bill,
At a late meeting of the Stock
holders of tho Greenville it Columbia
Railroad Company, tho following board
was eloctod for tho ensuing year : Fred
erick Bush, ro-oloeted President; Cul.
John J, Patterson, Yioo Presid't. Mes-v.
J. L. Neagle, J, J, Tatterson, H. J.
Kimpton, N. G. Parker, Joseph Crews,
James L. Orr, H. T. Farmer, F. L. Car
dozo, G. W. Waterman, T. Hurley, J. M.
Allen and Thos. DodamCnd, Directors.
?Sf What the better is an apple for its
rosy skin, Jf ft worm has penetrated and
devoured its heart '/ What care I for the
beautiful brown of tho nut if it bo worm
eaten and fill my mouth with corruption.
Even so, external beauty deserves no
praise unless matched by the inward
beauty of virtue and holiness.
?Sr- In Conoord, Kow Hampshire, on
Sunday of last week, at tho Episcopal
church, during the reading of a prayer
for the President of the United States,
and all others in authority, a man in the
congregation interrupted by audibly ex
claiming, "I object, I object."
They Threw his Groat-Grandmother
George Francis Train, in ono of his
chain lightning speeches, in Memphis,
lately, drew this clever distinction be
tween iho North and the South :
" You don't call me names here as they
do in tho North. There is something
about thc South that is manly. Thev are
not afraid to say what they* like. Thejr
aro no cowards. The whole system of
society at thc North is nothing but an
organized hypocrisy. Thcjr do not al*
stain from doing wrong because of socie
ty-opinion. A religions mother, cau
uonshcr child not to pluck a dower for
fear of thc police, and a saintly father tell?
his boy to 4 (lome in otr the street, my
son, play your marbles in the back yard';
you know it's Sunday,' Boston has par
ty banks, and party thieves to run them.
They go round Uko a lot of megatheri
ums', nothing modem about them except
tho itch they have for pilfering tno treas
ury. The Pilgrim Fathors were a gigan
tic swindle. Thcv threw my great grand
mother overboard for her opinion. I was
born in Boston myself, but it wasn't my
fault. A man's place of birth is an acci
dent, depending principally on where his
mother is at tho time."
FfLfr LAMPS IK THE MORNING.-Scarce
ly a week passes but #e read accounts of
frightful accidents from' kerosene )amps
exploding, and killing or scarring for lile,
men, women and children. A simple
knowledge of the inflammable nature of
thc liquid will probably put a stop to
nearly a}l the accidents. . As the oil burns
down ip the lamp, Eighty inflammable gas
gathers over its surface, and as tho oil
decreases tho gas increases.--When the
oil is nearly consumed, a slight jar will
inflame the ga's, and the explosion is sure
to follow-death and destruction. A
bomb-shell is no more to be dreaded. Now,
if the lamp is not allowed to burn more
than half way down, such accidents are al
most impossible. Always lill your lamps
every morning, and then you need never
fear an explosion.
Dr. Tint's Expectorant.
All who have used , this invaluable
medicine for Cougbi, Colds, Asthma,
Spitting of Blood, Croup, Inflammation
of tho Lungs ?pr Chest, Hoareehess, Diffi
culty of Breathing,^ 'Bronchitis, and ail
diseases of the Lungs, attest Its uscftil
ness. For Lung affections it baV nb
Items o? State News.
Capt. P. W. Dawson, editor of the
Charleston 2Veu>?, left this country on the
29th April, for Europe, to be absent until
middle of July..
A portion of the papers stolen from tho
office of the County Treasurer of Abbe
ville, recently, have been found in a gid
ley near the residence of Dr. Marshall.
They were ba a tin box, which was closed
Col. Thos. G. Bacon's celebrated horse,
Corsican, is to run in Augusta on the 31st,
of this month, against John Kenrick, a
famous Augusta hprse which has recent
ly won a number of races. This contest
is to be upon the La Fayette Race Course,
for a purse of one thousand dollars-five
hundred dollars a sldjs.
The Catholic Fair lately ended in Char
leston, for the benefit of tho Sisters of
Mercy, was a great success, the receipts
amounting to between six and eight thou
The total number of deaths in Charles
ton week before' last, was 27 ; of which
10 were whites and 17 colored.
The enlargement and improvement up.
on the Lunatio Asylum is being pushed
forward in an energetic manner.. The
foundation of the new wing has been
L npleted, and the work upon the walls
is about to be commenced.
To-morrow (May 10th) being Memorial
Day, the Soldiers' graves in Charleston,
Columbia, abd other places, are to bo
marked with much" honor and solemnity.
Edward Hope, Esq., has been elected.
President pro tem of the Columbia Oil
A negro man, named Aleck Herndon,
committed rape upon a negro girl in
Newberry the other day, was pursued
and arrested by the' authorities, escaped
from the Sheriff's deputy, and refusing
to stop when ordered, was fired upon and
The Annual Commencement bf the
Baptist Theological Seminary at Green
ville, took place on Saturday, Sunday
and Monday the 29th and 30th of April,
and 1st of May. Of graduates in full,
there was one. Of graduates in part,
there were thirty-six-two or threo from
.each Southern State.
An agent of Gov. Scott has been to
Lancaster recently, to collect tho Militia
arms to return them to Columbia.
E. C. McLure, Esq., has determined
to revive the publication of the Chester
Reporter, Mr. McLure is an energetic
and accomplished gentleman, and will
again make the Reporter one of tho lead
ing papers of our State.
- A company of thc third United States
I artillery arrived in Charleston, Tuesday
I afternoon, on the. South . Carolina Rail
road, and took up their quarters "at tho
Citadel. The company is commanded
by Major Sinclair, and contains 102 men.
They are just from Fort Rilej-, Kansas
Dram on tho 1st of April 1871, LEROY
BUTLER, youngest son and child of
SIMEON and S.UUH, Coonunx, aged two
years, seven months and twelve days.
Little LEROY was a very affectionate
and remarkably intelligent child for one
of his agc. How cheering and consoling
to the bereaved parents aro the words of
the Saviour! "Suffer little children to
como unto me, and forbid them not, for
of such is the Kingdom of Heaven."
. "To die-to sleep
No more ; and, hy a sleep, to say we end
The heart ache, and the thousand natural
That flesh is heir to ;-'tis a consummation
Devoutly to bc wished." L.
AUGUSTA, May 9.
G OLD-Bu ving at 110 and selling at 111.
COTTON-The market has ruied steady
all day at yesterday's closing quotations,
and closes firm and unchanged at 13} for
full styled Liva-pool middling, and 14
for Now Yorkimaaling. Sales, 255 balesT
Receipts, 217 bales.
BACON-Stock large and market un
changed ; C. Sides, 12; C. R. Sides, 114;
Shoulders, 9@91 ; Hams, 13@20; Dry
Salt Shoulders, 8 ; Dry Salt C, R, Sides,
Hi ; D. S. Clear Sides, ll.
CORN-Prime white is soiling at 81?
105 by th? car load from depot ; retail,
WHEAT-We quote choice whito, $185 ;
ambor, $1 G5.
FLOUR-City Mills, $7 50? 10; at re
tail, 81 $ barrel higher. Country, ?7 50
@10, according to quality.
CORN MEAL-$1 at wholesale ; $110
AM Agent for the CELEBRATED
Buckeye Mower and Reaper,
"Winch is the best Machine of its kind
now in uso.
I have also for salo THRESHING
MACHINES, FAN MILLS, GRAIN
CRADLES, ROTARY HARROWS, and
a variety of STRAW CUTTERS, CORN
SHELLERS, togethor with thc DICK
SON STEEL SWEEP and other superior
JOHN BONES MOORE,
At thc old stand of JNO. BOXES & Co.,
185 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
May 9 lm20
Bazaleel fhap!er, ll. li M.
THE next Regular convocation nf this
Chapter will be held iii their Hall on
Friday evening, thc 19th inst., at 7 o'clock.,
A full attendaneo of the Companions is
Bv ordor of Iligh Priest.
T. J. TEAGUE, Sec'ry.
May 9 2t 20
WANTED to purchase BILLS OF
THE BANK OF HAMBURG in
MUV quantity loss than four thousand
dollars. Terms made known on applica
tion to the undersigned.
JAS. H. GILES.
Granitcvillo, S. C., May 8,1871 3t 20
IF you Avant a COLD GLASS OF
SODA WATER, call at
G. L. PENN'S Drug Store.
*May9 tf 20
Superior Candies. .
JUST Recci\-ed" Six Boxes ?PARA
FINE CANDLES-bettcr thanSperm,
and much cheaper.
MARKERI" fr CLISBY.
MayO tf 20
1 C?C?C? LBS' Good SHOULDERS,
X \J\J\J and for sale vorv cheap for
Cash, by . W. F. DUR?SOE, Sr.
May 0 tf 20
ALL persons oAvning Real Estate in
tho TOWN OF HAMBURG, S. C.,
aro hereby requested to make a roturn of
such Reid Property to tho Clerk of Coun
cil on or before the first of June, 1871.
By Order of the Town Council.
JNO. S. SIMMS, Clerk.
Hamburg, S. C., May 5, 1871 St 20
IFOREWARN all persons from em
ploying Nod Garden (alias Ned Young
blood) who-is under contract Avith me for
tho year 1871, and has Jeft my employ
Avithout cause. I will certainly prosecute
any porson in whose employment I find
him. M. LEBESCHULTZ.
Edgefield C. H., May 9,1871. lt 20
LL persons are hereby cautaioned
against employing one James Goff,
a colored man, as I have a Avritten con
tract with him to work for mo during the
prosent year, and he has left my employ
without cause. . K
OTIS J. TIBBETTS.
May 9, 2t. . . 20
Wood ! Wood I
I\dll lurnishjgood WOOD to the peo
ple of Edgoneld on short notice, and
atlowrates-ior cash; ''' ?'
. - ." UtOii WILLIAMS, '
May 9 2t 20
New Dress Ooo els
R. 0. SAIS?
No. 4, Park Row.
'Also, a Splendid Assortment of SHOES, for Ladies, Gentlemen and Boys.
CRUSHED SUGAR at 16 J cts. ^
SUGAR of all grades.
COFFEE-Java, Laguyra and Rio.
. SYRUPS, MOLASSES.
FLOUR, MEAL and CORN.
B3TA11 at the Lowest Prices.
Mav 9 tf 20 .
l^GREAT REDUCTION IN PRICES AT?^g
No. 225, Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
Adjoining Merchants' and Planters National Bank,
THE ATTENTION of the Citizens of Edgefield and vicinity is respect
fully invited to a Large Stock of Vehicles manufactured to my own order
by the best makers in the country, comprising
CARRIAGES, PHOTONS, BAROUCHES, ROCKAWAYS,
. DEPOT AND PEDLER'S WAGONS,
And a very full line of
OPE HST J^ISTJD TOI? BUGGIES.
Also, the Justly Celebrated
jackson Plantation Wagon,
For Ono, Two, Four and Six Horses,-In Thimble Skein and Iron Axles,
With and without Bodies-UNSURPASSED FOR DURABILITY and
LIGHTNESS OF DRAFT !-Capacity Guaranteed !-Warranted in Ma
terial and Workmanship !-i^The Cheapest Wagon sn any
Harket !"=?tt For sale by
WM. C. JESSUP,
(Successor of SHERMAN, JESSUP & Co.)
No. 225 Broad Streit, Auguste, Ga.,
Adjoining Merchants' & Planters National Bank.
(^"Orders by mail promptly executed. Carriages and Buggies, of every
description, made to order, at short notice, and satisfaction pledged.
Augusta, May 9 6ui 20
L C. im
(Successor to Sherman, Jessup & Co.,)
No. 225, Broad Street, Augusta, Ga.,
Adjoining Mcrchems & Planters National Bank.,
? Manufacturer, Importer and Dealer
SADDLES, HARNESS, PLANTATION GEAR,
Trunks, Valises, Traveling Bags,
And Leather of Every Description.
Also, CALF SKINS, SHOE FINDINGS,
SADDLERY HARDWARE, CARRIAGE TRIMMINGS,
And RUBBER and LEATHER MACHIN? BELTING of all widths from 1 to
?3TAU Goods at lowest market rates. Orders carefullv and promptly executed.
May 7 6m 20
First-class Dry Goods.
w. H. BRIMSON
MAS IN STORE A COMPLETE STOCK OF
Hew Spring & Simmer Goods
EMBRACING EVERY ARTICLE USUALLY TO BE FOUND IN
A FIRST CLASS COUNTRY STORE. AND ALL
AT THE VERY LOWEST FIGURES,
May 9 . tf 20
J. M. NKHLETT. I W. il, GOODRICH.
THE Undersigned respectfully an
nounco to the people of Edgefield
and adjoining Counties, that they are still
engaged in the manufacture of .
Of tho well-known and highly approved
MR. NEBLETT, who has fourteen
yeai's' practical experiouco in making
these GINS, will givo his personal atten
tion to tho business, and wo feel confi
dent of giving entire satisfaction to those
favoring us with their orders.
EVERY GIN WARRANTED.
Old Gins RENOVATED or REPAIR
ED in tho host mannor.
NEBLETT & GOODRICH
At Goodrich's Machine Works.
^53-Capt. LEWIS JONES, of Edge
Hold, is our authorized Agent, and all or
ders received hy him will meet with
May 2_ 5m lt>
Notice for Discharge.
ON SATURDAY, thc 17th June, 1871,
tho Undersigned, as Administrator
on the Estate of EDWIN H. ADDY,
dee'd., will makp a Final Settlement on
tlie Estate of said deceased, in- the office
of the Probate Judge for Edgefield Coun
ty. A?id at the samo time will apply for
his Discharge as sal'1 Administrator.
Debtors and Creditors of tho Estate will
take due notice.
MICHAEL KEMPSON, Ad'or.
ALL persons, are forewarned from
trading for a Note given by tho un
dersigned to the County Comm'issiuners
of Edgefield, for $100,00, due 1st July
1870, as I have, made a legal tender of thc
monoy to John Wolley, Treasurer, who
has refused to deliver-np the Note, - ?
May9 - lt' 20
ANICE Lot of H?m ft?d .TOOTH
BRUSHES,-flt- .. . OIS . , \Viii?
G. L. PENN'S,Drugstore.
May 9 tf 20
Eastman s Business College,
A Southern Institution, located at
PATRONIZE A IIOME INSTITUTION, AND
The recognized Head of nil Coipu.rrclnl or Ruslncss
Schools for thc Practical, Useful Education of Young
Men, training them for an Active Successful Life.
Student? arc admitted every week day In the Year.
For further particulars of thc Course ot'Studv, Temi*,
Ac., address A. IL EASTMAN, Principal.
FOR $1 PER LINE,
We will Insert an advertisement
In Ten First-class
South Carolina Newspapers,
Including One Daily.
We refer to the publisher of this paper, to whom
our responsibility ls well known.
LIST JSHUZNTT IFJRJEJEJ.
Address GEO. P. HOWELL ?fc CO.,
No. il Park How, Kew York.
jpn/) USE THE "VEGETABLE Sf?f?fi
M PULMONARY BALSAM," J?l U
The old standard rom edy for Coughs, Colds, Consump
tion. " Xothing better." CuTUur Jicos. itCo.,Bo?ton.
Cleans Kid Gloves and nil kinds of Cloths and Cloth
ing ; removes Paint, Grease, Tar, *c, inttavtlysfWh*
out the least Injdry to the finest fabric Sold hy Drug
gists and Fancy O nods Dealer*. FRAGRANTSA?O'
LINE CO., 82 Barclay SL, New York, 46 La Salle St.,
A DAY POR. ALL with Stencil Tools.
Address A. E. GBAIIAM. Springfield, Vt.
(fnr)C A MONTH Horse and Carriage furnished.
vPuZ? Expenses paid. IL SHAW, Alfred, Mc.
Agents! Read This!
WE WILL PAY AGENTS A SALARY
of $30 ber week and eA'pcP"''?, or allow
a large commisMou, to sell our new axd wonderful
inventions. Address M. WAGNER St CO., Marshall.
COT THIS GUT I
And send Tweyty-flvcCesla.for a. Ticket and .draw
a Watch,8?v. mg Machine, Plano, or sorau article of
value. N?v bfoflksv -Six for .Ona-Dollar. Add-ess,
PACKARD & CO., Cincinnati, Ohio. ;.19.
Gant's Sicily Lemon Sn^aiv
X - SPENDID Pjrepaf?ti?n for Baking
^X Lemotiad?.. '.Sola kt*?' '. " '' ' "
O. L. PENN'S ?RUG STORE...
May tf 10
A. T. GRAY,
229 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia,
Hae Received, and is ready to show the public
c il il' . i . 1 f , , | i
A- Choice ?tock
? ; U WJ??
IN FINE AND MEDItJM GRADES.
_ ? ll
Also, a very well selected asrortment of
;. ?--iJ?iO. ' 'V. " : -rf . .-y.. ti 'v.'"' '?'
-OF- / ' .;;
Gents' Furnishing Goods !
In drawing attention to the above, I desire to assure those who have dealt
with me, ana those who haye not, that I will sell as low as any one, and
misrepresent nothing. Every one is invited to examine my Goods.before
purchasing elsewhere. " ,
Opposite Masonic Hall,
May 2 2m 19
Spring and Sumez lutueememt
?;OF .. : ' ? :'; . \ ]\ /y
BM GOODS MECHANTS,
. ; 2.6 2 ., ;
Broad Street, Augusta, Ga?,
ItlULLARKY BROTHERS have much pleasnre*in informing
their Patrons, Friends and Residents of Edgefield andsurrounding.Country
of the Large and Extensive Arrivals which they haye received in
Every Department of their Establishment for the Coming1 Season.
These Goods, amounting to many Thousands of Dollars, have been pur
chased by their RESIDENT BUYER in New York, with every advantage
that could be possibly attained.
They have been selected with the utmost care and discretion in the
First Importing* Houses ic that City.
They have been bought for Prompt Cash down, thus saving them
Large and Heavy Discounts, and the Designs and Styles are of
the Latest and most approved Patterns.
Every Department of their Store is replete with Every requisite and they
respectfully request a call from visitors to Augusta, feeling assured that
they will give Every Satisfaction.
23**" To the Wholesale Trade, they offer every facility for Cann ;
and Country Merchants will find it to their advantage to examine their
Stock before purchasing elsewhere.
Dry Goods Merchants,
May 2 _ Sm^. 19
18T1 " SPRING AND SUMMER, \81l
Clothing Emporium !
W. A. RAMSEY,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer
GENTS5 AND BOYS
MANUFACTURED expressly for me in New York City, and designed especially
for this market, by those celebrated Clothiers,. Jas. Wilde, Jr., <fc Co., Chas. B. Peet <fc
Co., and Brokaw Brothers.
My Stock is the largest and most varied I have ever offered in the city of Augusta,
embracing all Fashionable Styles of
Gents' Ready-Made Clothing and Boys' Snits.
Also, HATS, CAPS, UMBRELLAS, TRUNKS, VALISES, SATCHELS, Ac.
I would call especial-attention to the celebrated GUANACA UMBRELLA, the best
ever introduced in America, of which I. am the only Agent in this market.
Having even- facility to procure Goods from first hands, I will at all times keen the
boat of Goods,-fit the lowest prices. It will afford me great pleasure tQ show my ?tock
W. A. RAMSAY,
Old Insurance Block Building, Broad Street, AUGUSTA, GA>
.Augusta, May 2 lm 19
(Formerly C. A. Platt &"CoM)
214 Broad Strict, Augusta, Ga.
Maple and Walnut Bedsteads,
93 to $JO!
WE particularly call tho attention of
purchasers to our SOLID WAL
NUT CHAMBER SUITS for Beauty,
"Durability and Cheapness.
Our MANUFACTURING DEPART
MENT i-f still in operation. 'Special or
ders will be promptly attended to. Re
pairs done in all its branches.
, UPHOLSTERING DEPARTMENT.
Hair Cloth, Enameled Cloth, Reps,
Terry and Spring?, and all articles suita
ble for Manufacturers, wo oifer at Low
. Augusta, May 2 lyl9
MILLINERY ? FANCY GOODS,
Spring and Summer Styles
MRS M. TWEEDY
TAKES greatplcasuro in informing tho
Ladies of Edgcneld and vicinity that she
has just returned from Now "\ork- with
an Elegant Stock of MILLINERY and
FANCY'QOODS, emuracinc all the NOV
ELTIES OF THE SEASON - tb*which
she invites their special attention.
Add}tipns will be made to tho f'tock
weekly of all tho ' N?V????s as they ap
pear,' .' '.' . . -
AT 215 BROAD STREET,
-Opposite Central Hotel,
-::.J Augusta, Ga.
Apr 5 lm is
CHRISTOPHER CIRAT 6 CO.
Have Now in Store a Full Line
Spring: and Summer Goods,
Which, tbev will Sell at the
Lowest Prices for Ca?li !
Have Just Received an Extensive Line of
From 75-Cts. to $i,50 per Yard.?
Also, a Beautiful Assortment of
All Colors and Latest Stylos.
Christopher Gray & Co.
94? BROAD STREET.
Apr 19 Ira 17
Buchan's Carbolic Ms?iifcct lng
INVALUABLE for Washing Herts-,
Cattle, Dog?, and.other doraestlc ani
ma,!*, for sale at
. G. L. PENN'S DKU?H3TOB&J
Apt26..'.'<.;> .wfjf??l ?itl??j .-..vit.
fcOfi A. DAT in rwy bfrt bornea? ???r offered
Booti 4 Co., Ul M 6t, Loci? 13 e, Ky.