Newspaper Page Text
> m i i /
EDGEFIELD, S. G.MANLTA?Y 25, 1872,
VOL! JUE ))XU.-M), 5.
J. W. CALHOUN,
HAS always on hand a full and well selected Stock of
HATS, CAPS, BOOTS, SHOES,
Hardware, Pocket and Table Cutlery,
GROCERIES and PLANTATION SUPPLIES,
" &c, &c, &c,
All of which I will sell at the lowest prices. Call en me before pur
chasing elsewhere. I can please you, and will do so, if you will give me a
share of your patronage. .
^Highest Gash prices paid for COTTON and COUNTRY PRODUCE
J. W. CALHOUN.
Johnston's Depot, July 9, tf 29
J. H. CHEATHAM
Reduced the Prices
Dress Goods, Ready Made Clothing
LADIES' HATS, &c.
J AM now Selling my Entire Stock at Prices to suit the dull times,
.pref' c small profits to carrying my Goods to another season.
J. H. CHEATHAM.
Jury 9 tf 29
G. L. PENN & SOU,
TOILET AO ?AMY ARTICLES,
, TOBACCO, SEGARS, ?DC.
HAVE now in Store full stocks of all Goods in the Dl'll?' or Gro
cery Rustiness, which are Fresh aid Genuine, and which we will sell
as cheap as any other House.
OCT PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY COMPOUNDED day or night
May 7, tf 20
DAVID L. TURNER,
Drugs, Medicines, Groceries,
&c, &c, &c,
Byefield, S. C.,
WOULD respectfully state to his Friends and the Public Generally that
he has purchased of Dr. W. A. SANDERS, his Entire Stock, and will
keep on hand full supplies of
I DRUGS, mm .
laney Go ods, Foreign ? Domestic Perfumery,
HAIR BRUSHES, COMBS, TOILET ARTICLES,
Bathing and Surgeon's Sponges,
Brandies, Wines and Whiskies for Medicinal Purposes,
PAINTS, OILS. VARNISHES, GLASS, PUTTY,
Paint, Varnish and White Wash Brushes,
FULL SUPPLY OF ALL KL\D$ GARDER SEEDS,
Together with a general assortment of
GROCERIES, TOBACCO, LIQUORS, &c,
Such as '.
BACON SIDES, HAMS, SHOULDERS, LARD,
MACKEREL. FLOUR, MEAL, SALT,
SUGARS, SYRUPS. MOLASSES, COFFEE, TEAS,
RICE, CHEESE, MACCARONI, CRACKERS,
Soda. Starch, Soaps, Candles,
WINES, BRANDIES, WHISKIES, &c.
Fine White Wine and Apple VINEGARS,
Chewing and Smoking TOBACCO and SEGARS,
Citron, Currants, Raisins, Pickles, Jeilies,
Almonds, Pecan Nuts, Brazil Nuts, Walnuts,
Buckets, Tubs, Brooms, dec,
All of winch will be sold at the lowest rates for Cash. A share of the trade
Dr. Sander? will be on hand at all times to COMPOUND PRESCRIP
TIONS at the shortest notice.
D. L. TURNER.
Jan 28 tf 6
. T. J. TEAGUE,
JOHNSTONS DH POT, S. C.
HAVING just opened a Drug Store at this place, I take this method
of informing my friends and the public generally that I now have in Store
a full line of
Drugs, Patent Medicines, Toilet Articles, Perfumery,
GLASS, PUTTY, KEROSENE OIL,
In fact everything usually kept in a Drug Store,-all new and warranted '.
My prices are as low as such Goods can be sold in any market in the
same quantity. .
. . T. J. TEAGUE.
Johnston s. Depot, Feb 19 ly . . 9
The following poem, the latest produc
tion of the Hon. A. J. Requier, will be
read everywhere in the South with a
thrill of pleasure. He has erected the
Conquered Banner from the dust in the
realm of Poesy and shrined itin thegola
9n haze of his exalted genius :
- A9H?S OF GLORY.
BY A. J. BEQUIER.
Fold up the gorgeous silken sun,
By bleeding martyrs blest,
And heap the laurels it has won
Above its place of rest.
No trumpet note need harshly blare
No drum funereal roll
Nor trailing sables drape the bier
That frees a dauntless soul !
It lived with Leu, and decked his brow
From Fate's empyreal Palm :
It sleeps the sleep of Jaokson now
As spotless and as calm.
It was outnumbered-not outdone ;
And they shall shuddering tell,
Who struck the blow, its latest gun
Flashed ruin as'il fell.
Sleep, shrouded Ensign ! not the breeze
That smote-the victor tar,
Wkh death across the'heaving seas
Of fiery Trafalgar ;
Not Arthur's knights, amid the gloom
Their knightly deeds have starred ;
Nor Gallic Henry's matchless plume,
Nor peerless born Bayard !
Not all that ancient fables feign,
And Orient dreams disgorge;
Nor yet, the Silver Cross of Spain,
And Lion of St. George,
Can bid thee pale! Proud emblem, still
Thy crimson glory shines
-Beyond the lengthened shades that fill
Their proudest kingly lines.
Sleep ! in thine own historic night,
And be thy blazoned scroll :
(. I wan?or's Banner takes its flight
Ta greet the warriors soul ! .
One of Woman's Rights.
A writer in the Home-Journal asks
;wo pertinent questions : " Why is
?voman so weak?" and " Wiry so
;asily overborne in the struggle for
Dread-?" And answers them by say
ng : " Mainly because she is held to
io persistent career of training in
;he field of useful labor." The edi
or of Appleton's Journal answers
,he questions somewhat diftently. He
?aya : " Woman is weak because her
iex is persistently overworked-be
muse lier physiological conditions im
peratively require periods of rest,
md these conditions are disregarded,
lometimes through necessity, but of
fner from ignorance or through reck
essness," and adds :
What women have a right to de
nand is an exemption from labor,
rhoy should have occupation. They
should have employments to keep
)usy their hauds and their minds.
3ut sustained or persistent labor-la
lor that comes as a strain at those
.imes, the nature ol which all women
mderstand, and labor that comes
vhen the whole resources of the sys
em are needed to supportthe second
ile borne within the bosom-is wo
illly disastrous, not only to thc im
nediato bufferers,' but to many suc
?eedmg gene: at ions.
Give women exercise. In child
?ood, let them have the physical ac
i vi ty that boys have. When wotnan
?ood begins, let the necessities ol
he sex subordinate every other con
sideration. There are regular periods
liter this event, when rest for the
jody is an imperative requirement.
Hence all forms of labor that are urii
brrnly exacting ; all forms that dis
regard the special requirements of
the laborers in matters pertaining to
sex, are a fotal social blunder. Wo
men clerks, for instance, who have
to stand all day at the counter, will
be sure, if they marry, to give to the
world a still more enfeebled race of
Not labor, we repeat, but exemp
tion from labor, is what women have
a right, to demand. They have one
supreme mission in this world-that
is, to be mothers-and to this great
end all other considerations are sec
ondary. Bread-winning, of course,
is with many women an imperative
and immediate necessity. Hence ef
forts should be made to secure for
them all lighter and less exacting em
ployments. Many must labor even
when disease and hastened death will
be the inevitable results ; but all ol
us should understand, and. all of us
be forced to concede their one supreme
claim-the right of rest-labor being
a necessary, perhaps, but none the.
less calamitous violation of a funda
mental natural right of sex. Let wo-J |
men demand the privilege of mother
hood, and the right ol' support from
man ; and men who won't marry ought
to be taxed for their benefit-which
is revolutionary, perhaps, but good
A Seasonable Mini.
Hie Aural Carolinian, for August,
under the head of " Thoughts and
Suggestions for the Month," says :
" Make hay while the sun shines,"
and turn everything to a good use
that will serve for forage-crab-yrass,
pea-vines, millet, sorghum, eic.-and
don't spoil your hay in the curing,
as is often done.-It is the prevail
ing neglect in this matter, and not
the lack of good material for hay,
that ?? often makes the Southern
home grown article so poor. Our
crab-grass-always abundant, as eve
ry farmer knows to his sorrow-though
not the best.in the world-makes bet
ter hay than the greater>part of that
brought here from the North and
sold at heavy prices ; but if cut after
all the life has gone out of it, and
then exposed to dew and rain for a
week or two, nobody can blame our
poor mules and cattle for turning up
their noses at it. In connection with
dry forage, do not neglect to have a
plenty of turnips. The Ruta Bagas
should have been planted in July
in the middle and upper country,
but it is not yet too late, if a
stand has not been obtained, to sow | *
on rich, well pr?par?e! land. See pre- 1
vious numbers for further sugges-1A
p&- As a general rule the man who c
makes no enemies is a mere drone in \
the groat hive of created intelligence, t
He is a milk and water man who con- t
tents himself with doing no harm, while t
it is notorious he is doing no good. Air
though their heads may not bo brainless,
their lives are useless, . 1
tur Leiter-from the 31 o um a ii
WALHALLA, S. C., Aug. 4, 73,
Dear Advertiser,-For some til
>ast the columns of your excelle
>aper have been generally filled wi
o much original matter from ot!
ources, that I # did not consider
forth' while to trouble you with su
lry.and.dull letters as I might ha
urni8he*d. A newspaper correspc
tent shows his wisdom and tact
auch in knowing when to write,
ti what to write, especially when t
pace he takes up may always be a
antageously occupied by othe:
Jut it is getting time for me to gi
ou the news, and let you know he
aatters and things are progressii
a this quarter of the world.
Well, let me begin with the A
jine Railroad, that great trunk rai
ray which is destined to develop tl
esouroes and work wonders in th
ection of the State. The road
apidly approaching completion. A
be track is laid, I believe, excej:
erhaps some inconsiderable portioi
a the vicinity of the Tugaloo an
eneca rivers ; and as soon as tl
ridges over those sk-earns, which ai
ow in course of erection, are con
leted, the traiip will pass throug
rom Atlanta to Charlotte. It is coi
dently anticipated that this will b
ccomplished and the line so far fir
shed by the end of the preser.
lonth, that a regular through schec
le will be established, and pass?e
ers and freight passed over tb
Nothing but the general course c
bis road entitles it to the name c
be Air Line. It has as many curve
nd crooks, in traversing the hill;
nd in, many places mountainous re
iou through thich it passes in Soutl
larolina and a portion of the line i;
leorgia, as any Railroad I ever saw
fut that from the nature of the couti
ry was, I suppose, unavoidable. Ther
> no disputing the fact that it is ?
rent enterprise, and is bound to b
ne of the most important and bes
aying roads in the Southern country
"hough there is ?Lill a<considerabl
ap over which the trains do not ye
ass, the travel over thc- r?*d i< n\
sady large and steadily ii
Tiie benefits which this \ .
?ie State will derive from tl
rise are incalculable. It .
eady given a.stimulus to t ' !
pmeut of, its resources of e>
.Inch is sensibly felt in eve \ ini
st of our section. Besides affording
market for our tim her an d thus
browing money into the hands ol
ur people, it has increased and will
outinne to increase the production
f cotton in this upper tier of Conn
ies. More corn and other grain.'
rill also bo raised by our farmers, ai
ready market will now be afforded
Imost at the doors of their cribs,
.owns and villages will be built up
long the line of the road, and man
ifacturies of different kinds will
?radually spring up around them.
Vith these increased means and facul
ties the cause of education and reli
gion will be advanced, and there will
>e more mental, moral, and social
And a good many strangers and
ravelers are passing every day
brough our town, but the number of
lealth-seekers <.nd visitors that are
?ere for the S?mmerns not large.
The health of Walhalla ?6 as usual
rery good-prudent people, who are
lot worn out, never get sick here
he seasons are line, and the crop
)rospects excellent. It has always
;eemed to me a great piece of folly
hal our people at this season should
lock to fashionable and expensive
summer resorts where they spend
dieir money with lavish hand, when
.hey could find here in the. pure air,
?plendid water, and pleasant quietude
)f these mountain towns, both health
md pleasure, and at much cheaper
:-ates. But one half of the world is
;razy on the subject of fashion, and
ike a flock of sheep, they will follow
;he bell-wethers, or break - their
The exercises of Newberry College,
it Walhalla, will be resumed pn the
irst Thursday in September. Instead
if two or three students from Edge
ield County, we hope to have a do
sen next session. For thorough in
itructicfh, good control, and mod
irate expenses for tuition and board,
;here is no better Institution to which
row can send your boys in the State.
'S you do not believe this, just give
is a trial. Removed from the miasma
ind nigger biliousness which prevail
o a greater or less extent in the mid
He . and lower parts of our State,
Walkalla is destined to be one of the
'uture school houses of South Caro
ma. But I have said enough for
mee, if it has been a long time since
! greeted yon. D.
A man's house should bo on tho
lilltop ol' cheerfulness and serenity, so
ligh that no shadows rest upon it, and
vhere tho morning comos so early, and
he evening tarrios so lato, that the day
las twice as many golden hours as those
>f other men. He is to be pitied whose
muse is in some valley of grief between
ho hills, with the longest night and the
ihortest day. Homo should be the cen
re of joys, equatorial and tropical.
?Sf When you go to the dunkoy's
louse, don't ask if his ears are long,
Greenwood & Augusta Railroad.
For the Advertiser.
GREENWOOD, Aug. 2, 1873.
At a meeting in the interest of
the Greenwood & Augusta Railroad,
held in the Waller Hall 'to-day, Gen.
P. H. Bradley, on beingxalled to the
Chair, fully explained the* object of
the meeting-showing the present
condition and prospects of the Road
-stating the amount of stock that
had been subscribed at Greenwood
and other points along the route, and
the amount that it was necessary to
secure the road. The G'eneial then
exhibited a profile of survey, and
read the intelligent^ report of Chief
Surveyor T. P. Ashmore, showing
route and length of road, cost of sur
vey, removing obstacles," grading,
tresselling, bridging, &c. ' ?
The General stated the position
and feeling of Augusta ta the Road,
and the liberal subscription that she
would make as soon as .she was satis
fied that, the people of'Carolina were
in earnest and determined" to sub
scribe according to their ability.
The General then referred to sev
eral parties of Capitalists that would
iron, equip and put the road in
thorough running order, as soon as it
was graded, or that would loan the
Stockholders money to complete it
on a bonus of Three'Hundred Thou
sand Dollars subscription.
The General explained the chances
of the Great Chicago Air Line run
ning through Andereon, and making
a junction with ourJRoad at Dom's
At the conclusion of this interest
ing statemeut of the- status of the
Road, it was resolved to open the
Books, for increased subscriptions, to
the citizens of Greenwood, which was.
promptly responded to hy increasing
their stock to seven or eight times
the original amount. A sufficient
amount being subscribed to.grade the
road to some point near Midway.
It was also the sense of the meeting
that-as soon as sufficient stock for
grading the road was subscribed, to
at once organize and begin the" work.
On motion of J. C. Chiles and W.
R. Bradlev, it was then i?*n)v>?d to
!d S?T'V?IHI 'J..- ..-|?C ...
After thc appointment ol a Commit-,
tee to solicit Slock' in the vicinity ol
Greenwood, the greeting adjourned,
hope! ul of soon seen ring the requisite
Stork to warrant them to begin gra
ding in Joint Stock Companies.
P. H. BKApLEY, Chair.
J. C. MAXWELL, Sec'ry.
For tho Advertiser.
ME. El UTO ii,-Owing to your late
description of the important village
of Shatter field, in the Advertiser, our
faith in the standard notion that edi
tors know every thing, every place,
and? every body-politic, is sadly
shaken ; but if you wi]i allow us to
make some corrections in your some
what discrepant answer to F & F. we
will deliberate on your claim to a
living, acting, encyclopedist.
First, the Brick-Yard has long
since been suspended, but there is
some hope of its early revival, as
capitalists are negotiating for it.
Second, the Shoe-Shop or Shops
are as numerous in Shatterfield as
they are in the suburban villages of
Boston, for every house has it's cord
wainer, a 'true representative of
Crispin, and boots and shoes always on
Third, the Shuck-Collar business
has been very active all this year, as
all-the other "Shebangs" in the
County were compelled to suspend
last winter for want of shucks
Shatterfield being the orly place in
the County that couid furnish shucks
enough to make a collar. Con se
queiitly tho demand for them has
been very great,, particularly from
the vicinity of Edgefield village.
But the proprietor of the shuck es
tablishment, has changed his ma
chinery to work up the large surplus
of oat straw on hand, into hats and
bonnets for the million.
Now, Sir, besides the above-named
institutions, we have a large Steam
Saw Mill i" successful operation,
turning out five thousand feet lumber
per day. Also, twenty-five Shingle
Knives, making twenty thousand
shingles per diem. There are several
Tanning Establishments ; and some
of the little " cusses!' say the tanners
don't always tan raw hides " milner."
Hurry up y om' Railroad, Mr. Edi
tor ; we want an outlet to the sea
board-a market channel for our
produce and manufactures.
In conclusion, let me say that I
deeply sympathize with F. & F. in
his persistent effort to raise Oats.
Please tell him that we (" S.") have
just seeded twenty-five acres ip. Oats,
and like him, or her, had no Guano.
We found some old Guano sacks,
however, that had the " ancient and
fish like smell" of the Stono, and in
those sacks confined our seed Oats i
for several weeks previous lo sowing.
We 'anticipate a favorable result.
Tell F. & F. to try this, and il he
does not succeed better than'hereto
! fore, then let him come up to Sh?
terfield and get a few tons of o
native soil, and mix it with his.se
Oats, or dust it over bis spon?
spewing land, and he will be sure
succeed in the Oat culture as we
From the Columbia Phoenix.
The University of South Carolin
MR. EDITOK : In the Plioenix,
week or two back, you asked tl
question, " Can anything be done
revive the University?" And tl
friends of education have been an.>
ously looking for a reply and arcmcd
after an expenditure of further kiel
at the fallen lion should be over wit
We are uow glad to see, by' an arl
cle in the I mon-lier aid, of the 4t
(written evidently by one who knows
that this time-honored and still love
and valued institution is by no meal
dead yet, nor likely' to be, if ot
citizens will only come forward ar
give to it. .the support it ought 1
have. M" Editor, the writer of thi
along witt} most others of the ol
regime, was disposed, for the first tv
or three years under the new, to loo
upon our Alma Mala- as virtual]
dead or doomed ; but now, sir, temp*
ra mulantur ct nos mutamur ir. Uli
and we confidently expect a bette
state of things. 1 submit, that it
high time for croakers, cavillers, in
practicables and unreasonables t
cease turning up their knowing nose
at the condition, at the regime of thi
University of ?South Carolina. T-hei
is a mandatory clause in our Stat
Constitution, which says the institu
tiou shall be sustained, and it shoul
be sustained, especially since it. i
now not only a free institution c
learning, (and therefore open to ou
impoverished youth,) but it is ala
as good a one, perhaps, as any in th
land. The dominant political party
it should be conceded, have actei
with a remarkable and liberal con
semitism, through their Board c
Trustees. Claflin has been givei
over to the colored youth, and w
are sure that there is no disposition
on the part of either pupils or rulers
for the two races to be intermingle*
at either seat of learning. Then
why may not both schools go on sue
cessfully ? Why send our young mei
to West Point, to Harvard, to Yale
to Philadelphia, or to Dr. Gaillard'
beneficiary scholarship in the Louis,
ville Medical College, at auy of whip]
an over-fastidious or unreeonstruct :(.
one may run the risk of being con
tutninated by the presence of the oth
er race, especially in the last men
I il' the lucky recipient of Col
Elliott's beneficiary appoint
.hould happen to Le a Can
.st. Mr. Editor, that you wil
i the article signed .' Watson,'
"as^ie"?!roi'"t'-'''in6! ' pertinent
ir il from the Union-Herald, arie
enceforth the unpatriotic op'
pv&lion to our Lome institution ma)
SOUTH CAROLINA UNIVERSITY.
Tito Trustees ot. thi venerable insti
tution arre actively engaged in so re
arming its internal po'ioy as to bet
ter .ulapt it to the present ncces.sitie.
ol' the people. In the absence ot
good classical training schools, i; has
Leen found difficult lor young men
ro secure a suitable propagation foi
the University classes. Young men
have been almost, compelled to gr
tosorae'one of the denominational
or sectarian college..*, all of which
have a preparatory department, and
thus have liven lost to the University.
On the l.-t o;' October next, the
University will open, lintier the con
trol of the faculty, fl regular gram
mar school, having four departments
or grades, in which, students may
qualify themselves eil her for business
or for admission to the University,
ft is understood that this'schopl will
make no charge for tuition, and the
pupils will have the advantages ol
the library, lectures and instruction
from professors w*hq have made teach
ing a.life work. The advantages ol
this school will be unequaled by any
other in the State.
"The University curriculum is now
an admitted iailure. The University
principle will bo retained, but th.'
schools established by law will be
organized into four regular colleges.
The college of literature ami ails
embraces a four yearn course of an
cient and modern lauguages, mathe
matics, natural, menial ami morai
sciences ami belles lettres. On com
pleting this course, the student will
receive the degree of B. A. The
college of science ami philosophy gives
a tivo years' course, embracing the
studies of the college ot arts, except
the foreign languages. Students com
pleting this course, will receive the
degree of B. Ph. The college ot law
will give instruction in history, po
litical economy and philosophy, rhe
toric, logic, elocution and composition,
in addition to all the departments! of
law. To graduate in the college of
medicine, students must acquire here
or elsewhere aknowledgeof the Eng
lish language and elementary Latin,
and also possess some skill in the
principles and practice of elocution,
rhetoric and composition.
The curriculum will be far more
practical, systematic and thorough
than before, and, with the grammar
school, will provide for students of
every grade of attainments.
There is one other fact that I wish
to mention in this article. The Uni
versity is, and for years has been,
practically, a free scltool. The pro
fessors have generously relinquished
their claims tor tuition, and the Trus
tees have allowed the Treasurer to
remit the fees for library and room
rent. The students have only to pro
vide for the expense of board and
pay for their parchments. Good fam
ilies provide board at from $1G to
$20 per month, and many students,
by " messing," make their boarding
expenses not more tkan$10permonth.
With such advantages, the University
ought to be full, and we believe it
will be, just as soon as parents and
guardians learn that while the ad
vantages of the University are very
great, the expenses are very small,
Mid that a youth who can read, write,
spell, and who understands the ele
menta of arithmetic, can enter soi
department, and, further, that tl
University also providesJ.br the hig
est educational wants of the youl
men of this and of other States.
-, ..mt?? ?-r
The Raleigh News says : A fe
years ago Judge Watts, whose far
is near Franklinton, discovered in h
cotton field quite a number of stall
which contained double or twin bol
of cotton, each of the two being
large'aa ordinary single bolls. As
matter ol experiment he preserve
all the seed of this cotton, which 1
planted the nexi year in a lot apa
from his other crop. Every sta!
from this seed produced double bol
and a superior article of lint. Aga:
he was .careful* in preserving evei
seecL, aud this season planted with i
the most of his crop of about IC
acres, manuring the land very heav
ly. Very strange to say, the stalk <
this year produces a triple boll, an
each of the three were larger,'on a
average, than the original single Loi
The boll germinates from the- mai
stal,k and branches in the largest pr<
fusion, and in some instances so beai
ily is the stalk laden with them, tin
propping the stalk with supports. :
necessary. An Eastern farmer thi
saw the field, and who gaves us th
information, says, never in his expe
rience has he seen, read or heard c
the like, before. Judge Watts wi!
have several of >the stalks on exhib?
tion at the State Fair, when all ca:
see this freak of; nature.
[From the-Union Times.]
"Face the Music."
Under this caption, the Charlesto
daily'iYcws and CViiwer.concurs wit
the Greenville Republican, in sayin
that the prosecution -and convictioi
of one person concerned in the^?ssu
of' fraudulent bonds, would be wort]
more than any number of speeche
to court, from which nothing is ask
ed ; and- the Republican sneeringly
says, if the tax-payers anu bond-hol
dei's are really in earnest, this i:
their course to pursue. Have no
the tax-payers, oh all possible occa
sions, shown their earnestness, am
their impatience, too, to convict am
to punish the villainous officials wh<
committed these and all other fraud,
upon the tax-payers, ami ?ill .ho hon
est citizens of thc ??tate, who are HOI
tax-payers? A Representative ol
your County-Uniuu-a tax-payer
and keenly alive to the swindles ami
robberies cf the tax-payers, (aftei
waiting lung for a Republican wuc
had promised to do su, aud failed,
moved a resolution, instructing tin
Attorney-General to move forthwitL
against all thes.e notorious oifenders
and prosecute them as the civilized
world says they deserve. That resb
lution passed both branches of th?.
Legislature unopposed. Ten day.1:
thereafter, the partnership of "the At
torney-General with the ex-Attorney
General flaunted in all the ollicial
newspapers of the capital and the
State, and their oilice was publicly
opened in the State House, when
then sat the Legislature, which had
biit just unanimously instructed th?
Attorney-General as above; and th*
Attorney-General knew the persons
whom the press and the public charg
ed with the frauds which had beei
committed, and he well knew thai
thc partner whom he had.selected ii.
contempt of the Legislature, in de
fiance of decency and dignity, was
the arch-fiend whose malignant plot
tings lighted the way of the shame
less crew to the plunder of the citi
zens and the degradation of rhesov
er> ignty of the State. But the Green
ville Rcpuhlivan says this Attorney
General " has shown a pluck and self
respect which are creditable to hun,
lind may be useful to political oppo
nents her.-a fi er."
The Attorney-General knows the
guilty parties, lt is his sworn duty,
independent of any. instructions ol
the Legislature, to prosecute them to
condign punishment. Has he done
it? Will he do it? Will any law
yer ever relieve our down-trodden
tax-payers ? Never.
Tiie farmers are gathering in the
West, in the East, in the South ; they
aro organizing ; they are almighty;
av.! t hey are just, unambitious, vir
tuous, frugal. Cromwell was a far
mer. His resistless Ironsides were
farmer.-,. They rose for right and
liberty and law. NoenUmy ever saw
their backs. They overthrew tyrants,
corrupt rulers, thieving Legislatures,
ami thu whole combination, linked as
it was in rin?a and robberies over a
ruined iv i ! tu. This State, the Smth.
the whole broad republic, is owned
and supported by farmers. They ask
to bc let alone. They are willing to
teed, and clothe and educate the
world, to pay tho just taxes of the
Government, to support wise and just
laws-of their own making, though,
they must be hereafter. Conven
tions, and cliques, and Congresses
and Legislatures, have abused and
persecuted them into action and re
form and redress is their watch
' ONE OF THEM.
DISTURBANCE AT FORT MILLS.-A
person from Fort Mills informs us
that great excitement was caused at
that plf.ee on Sunday and Monday,
20th and 21st ult., by threatening de
monstrations from the negro popula
tion. It seems that a negro, Chap.
McKettua, (formerly from this place,
and, we believe, a fugitive from jus
tice,) defied the village police and
resisted arrest. The policeman suc
ceeded, after two or three blows with
his " billy," in "bringing him to,"
and marched him oil to the calaboose;
but after arriving there, the prisoner
was left in charge of another gentle
man, while the officer went for the
key of ?he prison, and Chap., seeing
a favorable opportunity, made good
his escape. He immediately circula
ted around on the plantationsin the
vicinity and gathered up quitcanum
berof colored men, armed with gun's,
axes, &c, who came in a short distance
of the town, threatening death and
destruction to the inhabitants. They
paraded around tho village (at a safe
distance) for two or three days, finally
rendezvousing about a mile from town.
An old citizen of the place went out
and advised them to disperse and go to
their homes, which they did. A couple
of State constables irma Kock Hill, ar
rived on Monday, after the excite^
inent had abated and the ruffians hair
dispersed. No arrests were made,
but we presume that our vigilant Cir
cuit Judge, 6hou!d not thc inferior
officers of the County do their duty,
will not let the matter pass unnoticed.
; -Lancaster Ledger.
? -- -4--m - <0> ? "-*--?
THE FRENCH CHURCH.-The King of
Ittfly expresses a decided aversion to
the so-called religious pilgrimages
: which are exciting so deep an interest
i in France. -He thinks that the Frenchj
. priests meditate a political revolution"
; under the cover of pious journeys to
i Saroy, and that the popular cry of
" Save Rome and France" is meant
; not only for the benefit of the Pope
I in France, but is in reality a war cry
j against Italian unity, by which the
church party hope to restore the
States of the Church te their former
position, and re-seat the Pope upon
his temporal throne. Victor ? Em
manuel cannot stand still while an
intolerant and merciless religious war
fare against his'Government is gath
ering its forces. If he does not take
the aggressive, he will certainly ba
forced to assume the defensive before
long,--.and appearances indicate that
he will adopt the former policy, iii
spite of the black hangings and yel
low tapers on the shrine of St. Pe
ter's, which are shortly to impart
their sombre terrors to the bud of ex*
communication, which-yill he, fulmi
nated against his heretical head. " If
dqes not calm this agitation," said he
the other day, " which is communica
ting itself to the whole of clerical
Europe, he will force me to cast my
self entirely into the arms of Ger
many, \and I shall do it." This lan
guage-is clear, brief and teethe point,
lo is the talk of a king who has the
reputation of being plucky and reso
lute. Free thinking Germany would
engage not reluctantly ina war against
a combination designed to re-estab
lish the temporal power ofe?he Church
of Rome, and the next struggle in
that instance'would be more desper
ate and bloody, if possible, than that^
which resulted in the defeat of France*
under Louis Napoleon. . Evidently a
desperate conflict is not far off, in
which France, Italy and Germany,
and perhaps Spain and Portugal also,
will be involved. Nothing can avert!
it but. a complete backing down of
the church party, and of this there is
Brevities anti Levities.
?89* A citizen of Georgia the other
night mistook Iiis wife's yeast bottle for
his favorito " little brown jug," and took
"a long pull and a strong pull" there-,
from. Ile is now regarded as a rising
.SST Men and women are made from
tho raw material-i?ahies.
?3f* If your uncle's sister is not your
aunt, wh'at relation is siie to "you? She
is your mother.
$8S" Put was asked the other day if
bo understood French. "Y?os, yer hon
or, ii its spoken in irish.''
5 ' Scene in the Goldshoro postoflice:
.. Nothing, sir." "Thar ain't no letter
fur mc, you say? That's ii-1 !" M Noth
ing." "Dad fetch the luck! Say, mis
ter, ain't thur 'lllither post-oilieo in
town ?" " Only ono postof?iC? in town."
"Well, all I's got to say is it's ur d-n
one-horse town that can't s'port but otto
posl-oftice," was thc comment of the
countryman tts he strode into the street.
\ Priant employa women exclusively. It
says: " We have a calico 'foreman/ two
dimity ..compositors,' and the sweetest
little 'devil' in pink muslin to be found
SST* An Elmira editor met a well ed
ucated farmer of Chcmung county the
other day and informed him that he would
Jiko to have something from his pen,
whereupon the fanner sent him a pig
and charged him *!>7r> for it.
S" \Vbat is that?from which, if you'
"take the whole, some will remain V
?Sf "My dear, what ls the date of your
bustle?" was tlio question ask eil byan
anxious papa, after vainly searching for
his morning paper.
SSS* Ii' the pious old maid, who sifs in
her piazza, these hot nights, and sings
front " Greenland's icy mountains,'' dom
choosfl some less aggravating melody,
she will bo indicted as a nuisance.
. ? .\ countryman in Fond du Lac
pul bis pipe, after smokingit, in bis coat
pocket behind. Notwithstanding the
th itnionietor was 17 below zero, he went
homo in his shirt sleeves, and has since
"taken Iiis meals from the mantlepiece."
tr*""A McndviUe (Pa)girl, who was
looking at a circus clown whirling a hal
ona stick, remarked to her young man
that she " used to do that." Tho young
man was looking at a contortionist in
another part of the arena who had his
legs tied around his neck, and an expla
nation was necessary.
fSf " Hallo, Dob! howdy-do.'" in
quired a gentleman of a friend, just be
foro starting on a fishing trip. " I'm
middling, thank ye, how-do-you do?"
" I'm moderate," replied the first speak
er. " Let's go a fishing." "I couldn't
catch anything," replied Bob. " Why ?"
"Because, I've just been vaccinated!"
OFF FOR THE PROMISED LAND.
We understand from reliable authori
ty that one day last week abort fifty
negroes-men, women and children
passed up the Buncombe Road, on
their way, as they said, to the Ptom
ised Land. It seems that these poor
creatures, who hailed from the South
ern portion ol' this County, had been
so deluded by a negro preacher who
claimed to be inspired and commis-.
! sioned to lead thom to the " Promis-'
1 ed Land," that they hastily sold eve-'
I rything that they had, including their
! growing crops, and with their famij
j lies took up the line of march under
; the leadership of this self-styled
' ?Moses, for the lard flowing with milk
: and honey. Thi* new prophet told
them that the land of Canaan was
I about 160 miles distant, but as far as
our in form?n t goes, ho failed to lo
cate it exactly. These " Zion Trav
elers," as they called themselves, will
travel a great ways, we fear, before
they find the Paradise premised land.
Horrible Air? eui cs iii Spa iu,
A MADRID, indy 12.
Peacefully 'situated in tho heart of
the fruitful Province ol Alicante, to
peaceful that the iron horse has not
yet reached it, lies the thriving City
o!\ Alcoy, famous in ancient tievjs for
the legend that St. George himself
there defeated tb,e Moors in 1257,
and in modern times for ila.manufac
tures of cloth, cotton and'ffeper. Its
population ia some 16,000 j o 17,000.1
Tliis peaceful city has just been tte
scene of events which, although but
?mperfeotly known as yet, have pro
duced terrible consternation in Mad
rid. Horror^akin to those of the
Commune owPaiis have been'com
mitted there, and
ALL SPAIN IS AGHAST
at the news. It appears that a coun
cil or coin?afesion of the International
of Spain reside in Alcoy who are in
dissidence with the rest of the organi
zation of that body. They refuse to
recognize the accords of the late' Cot
gress of the International held in
September, last year, at.the Hague,
or those of the General .Council otk;
New York. After, with more or let*
success, graving provoked strike.:;
amongst ene workingmen of Andalu
sia^. Valencia and Barcelona, the In- '
ternationalists resolved to try Alcoy,
whose industrial population was earn
ing good wages and living very com
fortably. Tneir arguments soon took
effect. A few days ago three or four
French, two Catalan and two Valen
cian Internationalists arrived in the
city and entered on so active a propa
ganda that the result was soon seen
first in a partial and then in a gener:
al strike. The demand was fifty per
cent, extra pay, two hours less labor,
and other things-such as an assess
ment of the value of the factories'
looms, &Cy and a repartment of twen
five per cent, of the said value and -
profits amongst the workmen. Not
content with this, the strikers sent
deputies round the city urging the
male and female servants to leave
their employers, the riakers to stop
kneading bread, and even the barbers
tb cease shaving. Menaces of most
ferocious nature'^ere used in-all cases
pf hesitation or refusal. Great be
came the alarn?'i? the pppulace, and
with a view fco*quell'it the alcalaVor
mayor, Senor Aibors, & republican of
grear energy,' and very popular in
the place, put out the following" proc
have seen that many of the working
men of different., arts and manufac
tures in this city have declared them
selves on strike, wc know not whether
iu defence of their legitimate rights, '
which the law must protect, or
whether, by instigation of secret
abettors of disorder. They would
be wanting to their duty if, in view
of the scenes which have been public,
and of others which have comi? to
their knowledge, they failed'to direct
their voice both to the workman and to
the ina nu facturer s and owners of es
tablishments, to say that wldle they
are resolved to sustain and protect
all iegitimate rights, whether of work
men or of masters, they are at the
stine time determined to impede ali
illegitimate aggression, and io deliver
to the tribunals all who violate the
individual rights of any citizen, or
who exorcise oppression or coercion,
or who impede (ha voluntary la
bor of those who desire to employ it.
The wor kingman has the righi to ask
increased pay. The master has equal
ly the right to giant or to refuse it.
The violent interruption of these
rights by means of menace or other
wise is a delict, and your municipal
corporation are determined to respect
the one and not to allow the other tc?
be committed with impunity. In the
name of the ayuntamiento, your al
calde, AUGUSTIN ALBOBS.
Alcoy, JulyS, 1S73. .
Next morning, ninth, there was a
general meeting of the strikers in the
were made, and the workingmen told
they were the strongest and had right
on their side. They were also told
that arms in abundance were ready
tor them, and a resolve to resort to
an armed struggle was carried by ac
clamation. Groups soon after went
through the streets, menacing every
body. Some of these were heard to
say, " By Saturday we shall have
many heads, cut off, many factories
burned, and illuminations in all the
balconies!" Th* rioters, to the num
ber of eight thousand to nine thou
sand, next required that tho Ayun
tamiento should resign within three
hours. The answer was a refusal oh
the part of the alcalde and council-,
lo? who ret ii ed to the Town Hall,
together with some twelve to fifteen
civil guards and a few private friends.
The mob attacked the building, which
was gallantly defended for ?some
hours ; but what could so few do
.gainst so many ? The dor-i s were
at la?t forced, and an entrant ?i effect
ed. The defenders were seized, strip
ped, and submitted to
ALL KINDS OF MUTILATION.
Then they were taken onv by one
to the balconies, and their names
called out singly to the cr. . : below,
with the question "Will y-u have
him alive or dead?" If the mob
cried " Alive !" the unfortunate be
ing was thrown down to them, and
received on the top of? bayonets, and
quickly riddled through with dagger
thrusts or with balls. If the mob
said " Dead !" ho was killed first and
then thrown down. The young lieu
tenant, of Civil Guard had his head
cut off and exhibited on a lance.
The councilor was dipped in petro
leum and then set fire to. Such are
the horrible details as yet only re
ceived hy the mouth of fugitives,
who escaped to Alicante and other
places. Heaven grant they may
prove exaggerated! To judge by
what passed to-day in the Cortes they
must be too true.
fSf The Sun says : A. T. Stewart, be
fore leaving for Europe last week, made
Iiis will Tho schedule of his real estate
with its valuation foots np to the extra
ordinary sum of ono hundred million
BBI? Extra Fine TABLE SYRUP,
for sale by
A. A. CLISBY.