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JOHN E. BACON & THOS. J. ADAMS, Proprietors.
EDGEFIELD, S, fe JULI 8; 1875,
*. . VOLUME XL.-No. 29.
WHAT IS HIS CREED t
He left a load of anthracite
In front of a poor widow's door,
When the deep snow, frozen and white,
Wrapped street and square, mountain
That was his deed ;
^ He did it well;
"What was his creed?"
' I cannot teU.
Blessed " in his basket and store,"
In sitting down and rising op ;
When more he got, he gave the more,
Withholding not the crust and cup ;
He took the lead
In each good task ;
" What was his creed ?"
I did not ask.
His charity was like the snow,
Soft, white, and silken in its fall ;
Not Hke the noisy winds that blow
; Prom shivering trees the leaves ; a paR,
For Rower and we^d,
"What was his creed?"
The poor may know.
He had great faith in loaves of bread
For hungry people, young and old ;
And hope inspired, kind words ho said
To those he sheltered from the cold.
For we must feed
As well as pray ;
"What was his creed?"
I cannot say.
In works he did not put his trust,
His faith in words he nover writ ;
Ho loved to share his cup and ernst
With all mankind who needed it;
In time of need
A friend was he.
"What was Lis creed?"
He told not me.
He put his trust in Heaven, and
Worked well with hand and head ;
And what he gave in charity
Sweetened his sleep and daily bread.
Let ns take heed,
For life is brief.
"What was his creed7"
"What his belief?"
. THE YOUNG OLD MAN Wno MAY BE
[Philadelphia Times, Indejicndent.]
The distinguished gentleman, the
present Governor of Ohio, was yester
day renominated by the Democratic
convention of that State. Mr. Allen
was born in Edenton, North Carolina,
in 1807. Having the misfortune to
lose both his parents at an early age,
the ties of home associations were
thus severed, and he removed to
Lynchburg, where he learned the
business of a saddler and harness
maker. At the age of sixteen years
he started for the West, attracted by
glowing reports from that region, and
walked the longroadfrom Lynchburg,
Virginia, to Chillicothe, Ohio. Here
the sister of Mr. Allen resided,- Mrs.
Thurman, the mother of Senator
Thurman, and by this sister young
-Allon--~? a-4*t? tho..nk?Ucnihj
Academy, and this was the real com
mencement of his education, as up to
that time he had only caught up such
snatches of learning as fell in his way.
At the proper age Mr. Allen entered
the office of H?n. Edward King, in
Chillicothe, as a law student. His
preceptor was eminent in'his profes
sion, and the son of Rufus King, who
figured prominently in the war of the
American Revolution. Upon being
admitted to the bar Mr. Allen imme
diately obtained a respectable busi
ness for a young man. This was ow
- ing to great steadiness of character
and the possession cf fine oratorical
powers. The latter made him pow
erful and successful before juries. As
a counselor he also acquired an en
viable reputation. At the eai ly age
of 2G Mr. Allen attracted the notice
of the politicians of his section of
Ohio, and was nominated by the Dem
ocrats aa their candidate for Congress
in the Chillicothe district The dis
trict was Whig by a decided majority
and MT. Allen's opponent was Gov
ernor Duncan Mt;Arthur, an able and
popular man, who was induced to de
cline a re-election for the place he
occupied and take the field against
the young champion of the Democ
racy. In this contest Mr. Allen met
in debate not only Mr. Arthur, but
William Sumpter Murphy, a fine
speaker, before a popular audience.
After a memorable struggle Mr. Al
len was declared elected by one vote,
and took his seat in the Twenty-third
Congress. In this body he soon be
came a prominent member, and took
part in the debates upon all leading
questions. He was accepted as one
i>f the most forcible speakers in the
liocae. At the end of Mr. Allen's
Congressional term a choice for Uni
ted States Senator was to be made in
Ohio, and his friends and admirers at
once named him for the post. The
Democrats carried the Legislature by
one majority, and Mr. Allen was nomi
nated and elected over Hon. Thomas
Ewing, who was then in the.Senate.
Thus in two instances was Mr. Allen
advanced on the political road by one
majority. The newly elected Sena
tor reached Washington on the 3rd
of March, JS37, and on the 4th,
which was the inauguration day of
Martin Van Buren, ne took his seat
in.the Senate. Before the end of his
first term, Senator Allen was re-elect
ed-this time by a decided majority
-and served until the 4th of March,
1S49, two fal! terms. While m the
Senate, Mr. Allea was Chairman of
the Committee on Foreign Relations,
a position which he filled with signal
ability. He was an early friend of
Cuba, and labored in all proper ways
to cUaia the separate nationality and
independence of that island. AH the
other questions of importance which
came before the Committee of For
eign Eolations while Mr. Allen waa
chairman of that body were also treat
ed by him with, groat thought, intel
ligence and force. In the discharge
of public duties, while in the Senate
and Hewe, Mr. Allen was stri tl/ And j
rigidly cout?i*m?ioqs. He steadily '
refuied.constructive mileage, and af
ter hip retirement from .thc Senate
the Whig .Congressman, from Li^(Jis
trict offered to procure end forward
to him $0,000 due him OT? that id>a. '
But Mr. Allen promptly refused and
would not touch the amount. Tba
whole (?abject was then abandoned.
After hid retirement from public hf.;
in 1849, Mr. Allen removed to. the
beautiful aud fertile valley of the
Scioto, and became one of the largest
and most successful farmers in the
State. In 1873, when the Democrats
of Ohio wanted a man to carry the
State againt a popular leader of the
Republican party, they called Mr.
Allen from his home and put him at
the head of their columns. He made
an active canvass, and was elected by
nearly one thousand majority, being
the only candidate or? that ticket who
escaped defeat. On the 12th of Jan
uary, 1874, he was inaugurated, and
his address on that occasion received
commendations from leading papers
of both parties. The New York Tri
bune said " it was a model document,
devoted to the necessity for reducing
taxes and enforcing the most rigid
economy in all matters of State ex-,
penditure." Upon this point the Gc Tr.
ernor enunciated the following seiVL
ments: 'Ido not mean that va gV0'
and mere-verbal economy whiop. _
lie men are*?o re.*dy to profesS^J/'ci
regard to public expenditures-aiWean
that earnest and inexorable economy
which proclaims its existence by ac
complished facts." After a full term
of service as Governor, the Democrats
have again presented Mr. Allen to
the people of Ohio for their endorse
ment and acceptance.
[Rickmond Whig, Consol?t iv c.]
Although bordering on three-s(jore
and ten, Governor Allen is full of
vigor and has all the grit that dis
tinguished him in early life. The
election in Ohio is nnivei sally looted
to as prefiguring the political bear
ings in the coming Presidential elec
tion. If the Democrats succeed in
carrying it, the Republicans may as
well " hang their harps on the wil
lows." The Democrats can much bet
ter afford to lose it than their oppo
nents can, but with their invincible
old leader at the head of their col
umns, they count upon success, i If
they achieve it Governor Allen will
loom up as a prominent candidate for
the Presidency. \
A Good Suggestion.
In speaking of the expected veto
af the Tax Bill, the Fairfield Hcrdd
makes the following good suggestion :
"As Gov. Chamberlain proposes to
reto the tax bill, he should receive
the support of the people. The Uni
yn-TTerald, we believe, suggested that
public meetings be held over the
State, calling on him to. veto this
neasure. This is impracticable at
;his time of the year. We now sag
test that such resolutions be passed
it each school district meeting in the
State. Coming from every section,
md from the people directly, they
vculd have great effect, not only on
,he Governor, who intends to veto
;he bill, but upon the Legislature,
vho must re-enact a new law.
The resolution must be of some
vhat the following form:
1st. That the people are willing to
>ay all taxes necessary to the welfare
fr "me Ota CC, "Lrua uvnuwc;
2d. That the tax levy pass?.. last
ession was exorbitant and unneces
3d. That the Governor be request
id to veto the said bill, and any ether
>f like import.
4th. That the members of the Leg
slature be instructed to sustain a ve
o, and frame a new law, reducing
axation within proper limits.
We believe that such action would
>e productive of most beneficial re
mits. We submit it to the consid
eration of the public.
GEX. CnEssOT PITCHED TWENTY FEET
rr A JERSET BULL.-The Camden (S. C.)
Tournai regrets to learn that Gen. James
?hesnut met with an accident on Wednes
lay afternoon of last week, which, though
evere, might have been much more scri
ms in ita consequences. The General, as
s well kuown, is fond of fine stock and
akes great interest in some valuable Jer
ley cattle which he owns. On thc after
?oon referred to he visited the pens where
lis cows were being milked, in which was
i fine Jersey bull which he was accustom
;d io pet. This bull gave indications of
iemper, to which the General paid no at
:ent:on, but fed him with a bundle of oats
ind patted him between the horns. The
javage-inimal, ungrateful for this kind
less, at an unguarded moment 'rushed
apon his* master and threw him with his
horns a distance of fifteen or twenty feet
md was about to follow up the attack by
goring him as he lay upon the ground,
when his progress was arrested by the ne
groes who were present. The General was
insensible when taken from the ground
ind has been confined to his bed ever since
from the effects of the bruises received,
but we are glad to know that he is rapid
ly recovering, and will soon be out again.
igy-The Augusta Constitutionalist has
received crop reports from nearly every
county of ueorgia. Almost without ex
ception they are favorable. The amount
of breads tu fis and bacon raised is greatly
in excess of former years, and the time
seems not far distant when the empire
State of the South will be able to export
those products instead of purchasing thorn
from the west.
The Church, North and South, is still
divided. While its appointed representa
tives are groping amid the dankness of old
time discussions, and.raking for reconcilia
tion in the ashed of a dead past, other or
ganizations making no profession of reli
gion are joining hands in a fellowship that
ignores the resentment of the past, and
deals dirtctly with thc present and future.
The Masons are united ; the Odd Fellows
have joined hands; other powerful miers
have Buried the hatchet ; the Young Men's
Christian Associiftiou is a unit, and yet
the Church refuses tobe reconciled. How
much longer are the prejudices of the past
to continue a stumbling block in the path
of Christian unity?
Thc9 Episcopal Recorder states that
Bishop "cummins, of the Reformed Epis
copal Church, has received a letter from
a clergyman in the island of Tobago,
British West Indies, giving the following
information: "I am authorized by the
Leeward parishes of this island, viz : St.
Pavid's and St. Patrick's congregations, of
about 3,000 attendants and 500 communi
cants, to express our united desire to" jbifr
the Preformed Episcopal Church, placing
ourselves under your episcopal charge." A
cordial reply has been sent.
_?5?r Ono of the proprietors of tho al
paca factory iu Chautauqua County, New
York, having been presented with a filip
pair of Angora goat?. attempted the re
markable f.-atof Laking thc fleeces frupi
their backs and making, a- fashionably
dress of the wool bKwepn sun and sun?
Operations were coturueiTced at sunrise,
aitdatau early hour in thp afternoon tho
ir^ods wore ready for the dressmakers.
Foiir ladies then made the dress, com
plete in every particular, and ready f r
wearing ai sumset.
[From thc New York Sun.]
ft Experienced Counsellor.
1? graduating class of the Yale
; La^chool are to be favored .with
! an c ttion upon " Some of the rela
j tion md present duties of the legal
I pro! sion to our public life and af
fair* It ia to be delivered by Gov.
D. '. Chamberlain, late of Massa
chus ts and .*ow of South Carolina;
and me account of his qualifications
may B appropriate.
M Chamberlain fir.it came promi
nent into public notice as Attor
uey-l meral of South Carolina during
the o ministration of Gov. Scott. He
was j t only Attorney-General, but
likeTie a member of the Financial
! Boarl- which contro1 ed the finances
r'iM? State, and ot several other
.?a^7?|which carried out the purposes
$men who then ruled what is
tflown as the Prostrate State,
by far the ablest and'shrewd
5st of hem, and supplied the brains
for th whole administration.
Win Scott, Chamberlain & Co.
took jssession of South Carolina,
the palie debt was less than $0,000,
000; meier their fostering care it
suddejv grew to over $20,000,000,
with ^indefinite verge for expan
sion, tojise an expression of the Gov
ernor '?: The total amount of public
iudebtoent incurred by the Scott ad
ministeren, including all the fraudu
lent is?fes of bonds, we believe, was
never d?fini:ely ascertained. '
If tl?financial operations of thc
Governient of which Mr. Chamber
lain wathe legal adviser and the
ruling $int, resulted disastrously lo
the Stajj which bari the benefit of his
legal accomplishments, leading to un
merciful taxation, bankruptcy, and
the seizlre of vast quantities of real
estate fl unpaid taxes, that was the
bad luclof the State; but Chamber
lain andhis associates grew rich, and
it is theprst duty of a lawyer to look
out for Sumber One. At least, one
would suppose that to be the view
taken offlhe subject by the Yale Law
Faculty.grom their selection of an
orator fir their approaching com
We hate heretofore described many
of the de-ices by which the taxpay
ers of ScaS'.h Callina and thc capi
talists of-.the North were made to
contribute to the emolument of Cham
berlain and his associates ; but there
is one sanes of transactions upon
which wa have only lightly touched,
but which are very interesting, not
only as aft illustration of the code of
moralityidopted by these statesmen
and finanjiers, but also as affording
a conspicuous example of the way in
which ihi relations of the legal pro
fession tojbublic affairs may be prof
Soon after Scott's election a project
was in?roduced ?!
the public funds, .
:hem up into sm.?ll
tion amoD? h ..
i'l wuL favor !
;ure, and ?700..
"or this pnrpo.:
.'rom New V
he lands, bi:, a
submitted for tb
risory Board, ;
was a member, and the legal adviser.
Consequently Chamberlain had a tour
fold responsibility for all the transac
tions of the Land Commission : First,
as Attorney-General, or legal adviser
sf the Slate; secondly, as a mern ber
of the Finance Board, which had con
trol of the public moneys; thirdly,
as the special legal adviser of the
Land Commission ; and fourthly, as
a voting ?ember of the Advisory
The sumwf $700,000 having been
appropriated for buying the land,
over $S00,fl0O was paid out, or charg
ed to the |and Commission fund by
Financial igent Kimptom and the
State Treasurer. Of tins sum of $300,
000, it is ?fe to say that $700,000
was Btolenfby those who had charge
of the jobi in fact, direct testimony
to that effect was given before a Con
gressional Committee. Land worth
less foi thi object in view was paid
for at a loy price, and by collusion
with the sllers charged to the State
at exorbitgnt rates. Over $44,000
v^as nominally paid for a sand bed of
0,91S aerean Chesterfield county, ut
terly worthless tor cultivation. In
other couiftes swamps and wornout
rice fieldsjhat the negroes could not
be inducel to settle upon on auy
terms, weie bought at preposterous
prices. 3}i Colleton county, 3,200
f.cres of jj nd that could not have
found a.purchaser at fifty cents per
acre, werejoonveyed to the Land Com
missioners for $19,500. Senators
would bur land at low prices and
then sell jj to the State for three or
four times what it cost. Judge Car
penter, gifing his testimony before a
Congressifcal committee, said of thi3
Land Confcnission :
"As thj fund grew less they grew
more hulgry. In other words, if
you had t piece of land that was
worth $5|)00, and you wanted to sell
it to the lund Commission, and I was
thc agentjof thc commis?ion, the ar
rangement would be for you to charge
$15,000 fr it, of which /ou would
take $5,0)0, I would take $5,000, and
the otheg ?5,000 would go to the
A tra| of land near Charleston,
called Hfll Hole ?Swamp, productive
in waterInakes and alligators, but
utterly -?eleES for cultivation, was
bought ai seventy-five cents an acre,
or the wfcle tract for $20,100, and
the State at $120,000, the
ng drawn from Kimpton by
of the Advisory Board. In
the expenditure of over
in cash, representing no
-b^y-kjjrs how many millions of
dollars ii bonds, with the exception
of a few jFioluted'instances where the
officials \Lre 'forced into proper pur
chases bathe friends of the freedmen,
j neither tie's?tate nor the negroes de
! rivpd ani beoefit, unless the increase
1 of the p|dic d'jbt and the enrich
1 mont of [nieves can be conMd'Tcd in
Now, 4ere was no wonderful dis
play o?"igal ability shown in Mr.
Charaberjtin's connection with thif
busincPB.I Any fledgling lawyer with
mind enoigh to comprehend the fi rsl
principe} of larceny can see iron:
thia bri? description just how th?
? ? * .
I whole thing was done. But if the ?
! Governor will expl?iq to the young
gentlemen aboir to graduate at Yale j
now a man can be concerned in such
transactions as these, and not only
keep out of the penitentiary, but at
the same time gain the reputation of
an eminent reformer, he will give
them a new wrinkle worth having.
Dedication of Hie New Wasiiiiig
. ton Street Church, Columbia!
We copy from the JYeivs and Cori'
tier the following in reference to Wash
ington Street Methodist Church in
Columbia, which will make glad the
hearts of the many friends of this
The ?new Methodist Church in Co
lumbia was dedicated yesterday by a
sermon from Bishop Wightman, and
by other interest] ng exercises, in which
Bishop Pierce, of Georgia, the venera
ble Lovick Pierce, who was pastor
here of the Methodist congregation
in 180S, Rev. Whiteford Smith and
other distinguished divines were ex
pected to take part. Religious ser
vices were suspended in several of
the other churches of the city in or
der to enable their members to be
present at the dedication. The church
is a handsome and solid structure of
brick, with towers of unequal height,
the tallest being about 125 feet. Its
exterior dimensions, including the
towers, are 70 by 105 feet. The in
terior measures 52 by 105 feet, from
floor to rafters 32 feet. It is elegant
ly painted in fresco-done by Cramer, j j
the scenic artist of the Opera House, 11
in gray, brown and blue. . Its acous
tic properties, so far as yet tested, are
considered excellent. It will seat
comfortably 750 persons on floor and
gallery. It has cost $21,500, of which
sum as much as $3,000 was contribu
ted north of Baltimore.
It is believed that the first person
who ever prr-ached tho Gospel in Co
lumbia was the Rev. Isaac Smith,
who, according to the minutes of
Conference, was admitted to the min
istry of the Methodist' Episcopal
Church in 1781. But thc first stated
preaching-place was in the Statehouse
JU 1802-3, where Dunlap, a Presby
terian preacher, and Rev. John Har
per, a Methodist preacher. On the
15th December, 1803, a small num
ber of Methodists, under the auspices
of Rev. John Harper, father ot the
late Chancellor Harper, determined
to build a church in Columbia, and
in 1f*04 the house was completed,
being the first Christian house of
worship in Columbia. This church
soon being found .oo nmall for the
congregation statedly there assem
bling, twenty or thirty feet were ad
ded to the north end, which made it
--- ~l.i Lr ??n/1 infliVmmniiinit<?
?inp awn ?erv.eu ui Aiuiiguty uou Dy ?
Bishop Andrew. This was then, and 1
continued to be, the largest place of 1
Worship in Columbia, until the fatal <
18th of February, 1SC5, when Co- ?
lumbia was surrendered by the mayor 1
o: the city into the hands of Gen. s
W. T. Sherman, United States Array. I
During the devastation of the city <
which ensued, the church was set on I
fire by the soldiers of the United i
Sta'es Army, both from within and i
without three times, and burned to ?
the ground. This fact has been cer- |
tified .by compet i?t witnesses. In ?
the same manner the spacious lecture- i
room, station and district parsonages '
were destroyed, and the communion
silver stolen. The large congrega- :
tion of the church, the majority of \
whom w.re reduced to bitter poverty ?
by the calamity which had overtaken ;
their city, was dispersed, and many '
of them sought homes in less afflicted i
places. The few who remained sought
a place in which to worship the God
of their fathers. For a time they i
used the chapel of the Columbia Fe
male College, but this house having
been rented for a hotel they had to
seek shelter elsewhere. The Baptist
Church having escaped the torch of
the incendiary, opened its doors to
its afflicted brethren, and here they
met as a congregation every Sunday
afternoon under the pastoral care of
Rev? Wm. T. Capers. In thc mean
time they resolved to build a tempo
rary place of worship, and according
ly on the site of the burnt lecture
room they raised a small chapel which
was dedicated on the 12th of Au
gust, 1SGG, in the name of the Father
and the Son and the Holy Gk?st, by
Rev. Wm. Martin. In 186S the con
gregation determined to begin the
work of rebuilding their waste places,
which was done under the auspices
of the pastor, Rev. Wm. Martin, who
on the 17th August, 1871, in the
presence of the building committee,
tho builder and some others, after
solemn prayer, broke the first earth
for the new church. On the 21st
September, 1871, the corner-stone,
was laid by Rev. Dovick Pierce. The
bell, massive front doors and carpets
are Uie results of the work of the
Ladies' Sewing Society, and. the su
perb chancel chairs are given to Mr.
Martin for the church by Mrs. John
Preston as a memorial for her mother,
Mrs. Mary Hampton ; thc Bible and
hymn book are presented by Rev. F.
M. Kennedy, D. D., editor of the
Southern Christian Advocate, in mem
ory of his father, who was pastor of
the church in 1828-29 and 1836-37.
The pulpit cushion is tho gift of Miss
Mayrant, and the pulpit, commnniun
table and kneeling cushion around
the chanced are offerings from classes
Nos. -i and 5 ot' the Washington
street Sunday school. In the shadow
of the new church rest the remains
of Rev. William M. Kennedy, fa her
of Rev. F. M. Kennedy. Beneath
its walls lies in ns long sleep the
mortal part of R?v. Isaac Smith, son
of tho iirat preacher of .the Goppel in
CoJ.umhia, while, just under the pul
pit, the sacred dust cf Bishop Capers,
the " founder of, the missions, ol' tb?
slaves,"-awaits the. resurrection- ol'
the j uti!;.
.;-- xfr W?m
H . Dei 1. reu that the World cannot
c.tish U n.-Hr)! ?ind the Devil shall
ii et Stop Him.
The lecture room of the Plymouth !
Church in Brooklyn was densely
packed last Friday night, aud the
doors were besieged. Beecher'was at
times moody.*"and. depressed, and
again nervous! anti still ; at other mo
ments he rose ablive all rest raint, and
soared into his grandest enthusiasm,
and stood out,thesLaUvar|, man whom
so many ha*Y,e>;' worshipped. The
greeting they g?^e-lura would have
aroused a dead'.'inau, and the speech'
he made markka ibo.cMde in . the
man's life. Mi .'Qeeohf;- had talked
for a while on. f?e follw-f allowing
one's self to g?^tat^fd hy petty
troubles.^ ^.?BgpajjKd the newspa
per articles7 ?ncTsaid how foolish it
would have been for him to notice
[hem. He might as well take off his
slothing and roll in a bed of thistles ;
md then he spoke of his present
great trouble, and intimaled'that it
:ame upon him in such a manner that,
be couldn't meet it otherwise. Mr.
Beecher, although he h id remained
sitting, had used his arms freely, fre
quently giving emphasis by slapping
Iiis hands or striking the Plymouth
collection volume violently against
Ihe table. When he hail reached
this point he arose, and clasping his
[lands behind him, looked upon the
mdience for a moment as if collect
ing his thoughts. Everybody saw
?hat something unusual was coming,
iud the excitement was painful. Mr.
Beecher took one step forward, and
ivas greeted again by a thunder of
ipplause. Several ?imes he tried to
speak, but as often ds his lips moved
die cheering beganj&?ew; and it was
several minutes before he could make
limself heard. He turned almost
: vid in the face and his left hand
kept up a continual nervous twitch
ng. Men and women arose in their
?eats, handkerchiefs were waved and
jvery neck was stretched eagerly for
vard. When pei feet quiet was re
stored Mr. Beecher continued :
I have gone through as many
troubles in the last five years as or
linarily fall to"%e*.-lot bf any one
nan, and they havi-.*l)een troubles of
?xaclly the kind that have been the
aost adapted to annoy me. Without
he resources of religion I would
lave been overwhelmed and soioth
?red by them. I. um thc leading
irother and the pastor of this church.
[ have gone through great trials, and
[ must have tim opportunity to say
o you, as I'would like to say private
y and confidentially, that God has
.ried me sorely, and although I have
.Ano luuLif the wave, and have been
nore, lt nas been the aim of my I 5
jfe to be a manly fellow. I have gone j,
,h rough thesp trials and have come n
nit with forgiveness in my heart, [j
md, whether I ?0 up or down, I am
notorious; for God is my power, my ??
strength, my deliverer, my strong for- 0
.ress, and Ile cares more than man b
:an care for rae. I have, therefore, ?
?he right to say that it. is not in vain !V
:o follow Christ, and that religion is t
nore than a sentiment or a rhapsody |j
-that it is good to live by, lo die by, :)
iud to li ye hereafter by. ' And when ^
[ preach lo young men and .maidens f?
the Christian religion, I know that it a
is true. li
And now, by the grace of God, I 0
tm going lo say one or two more j,
things? .' And first, I look with re -pect e
upon what this church has donn dil- t
ring and in respect to the troubles I c
have spoken of. But I want to say [
that I fully and entirely accord to r
every one the same liberty of opinion ]
that I am accustomed to exercise my- j
self. That every one is at perfect ,
liberty to think what he likes about (
me. Secondly, whatever you may N
think, or what any one in the world t
may think, this world is so large, and r
there are so many chances in it, that c
it does not lie with you to determine c
my future. That is something which }
lies between God and me, and nobody ^
else has any vote in it. I don't pro- |
pose to be put down by anybody on ?
the jjj&e of the earth. [Applause.] I j
don't propose to be put down in any (
way, exce.pt as wheat is stamped into ?
the grou?d and comes up a hundred
One mag&outinued clapping, and
Mr. Beeot?af looking annoyed, said :
"That man'? tongue is in the palm
of bis hand.'' There was a genera^ j
laugh, and Mr. Beecher proceeded:
I don't say this arrogantly, but by
patient continuance iu well doing no
one can b? put down.. I don't cars
how things go with me in this life. I
know and God knows that the work
of ray life will go on until my coffin
lid is screwed down over my dead
body. The world is wide and will
not be destitute of opportunities.
With you or with some who may need
me more than you, I shall continue to
work out ray life.- This lies between
God and me?- I will by His help
work out my life, .ahihl'd like to see
the man that will stofs.it. As long
as there is lqVe to be given to those
who need it, or sympathy to those in
distress, as long* as there is a cham
pion needed for the down-trodden, so
long as any need God and ?an't see
Him directly, they will see Him re
flected in me, if God gives me the
power to go on. I did - not care for
high places. When I began my work
I went out into tue. wilderness. I
did not seek to leave it. I was called j
here and I have stayed here und?-r|
Divine Providence, and here I shall j
stav till Divine Providence bids me ;
to po. For whether I live or whether
I die I ara the Lord's fust and the
men's afterward. My sole question
is, What wilt Thou have me to do.
And that I will do; and ten thousand
devils shall not stop me. Above the
.roar and confusion Of this world I can
hear the voice of God, who ia known
to rae by the dear name of" Father,
and strong in Iiis service I will gc
on, and heil and 'tho.devil can't step
me-. How,. ChrifjLnui brethren, 1
would have liked to say this with
closed doors, and, it I did not know
that hundan nature would render such
a, request useless, I would ask that
what rjiave'fcaid should not be re
ported. But the very things that
Dught" not to be reported-that hurt
uraebody, but benefit no one^-are the
mirigs that are reported, and'ft is oui
nisfortnne to live, as'ifc were, out of
loors. \Ve can notify. or wipe our
ryes but it is known and commented
m. With admira-ion, and love, and
?onor for your faith and trust, Pam
ind will be your leader by the grace
if God. I hold my
onfidence. i am n
tri veal ways to live
hall see' that you
haine ia mo, and af
ire are purified, wi
bink of-the troubles \
elow. Be of good
Vait, work, believe,
?KCOirrLIMENTARY PEN PICTURES OF
Sl'EXCER AND GoLDTHWAITE.
Yanking ton Special to the Chicago Times.
The very worst and least attrac
ive looking of the decayed political
coundiels about town is Senator
pencer, of Alabama. No stranger
rould ever look at him, and suppose
hat any set of men cou'd disgrace
liemselve8 so far as to send up such
man to the Senate. Look at him
brough the. rose-colored glasses of
?rtisaoship, and his squat, ugly,
onteinplible shape refuses to take on
pleasing line. His face i? cunning,
nd does not show a trace ofinteiiect
al strength. His forehead is narrow
nd retreating. His eyes small and
thy. His nose a broken sneak of
n aquiline, that droops over a san
y scraggle of a moustache. Under
bisscraggle are two full senu ous lip?,
hen comes a retreating chin, upon
;hich grows a turftof reddish beard,
.'here ?3 a greasy plumpness ?.bout
he face that only comes from exc?s
ive indulgence, and the excessive
ldulgence, and the excessive vul
arity of his pudgy hands, chucked J
?et and porpoise-like body is rot re- !
.eyed by a single feature of grace
$breeding. He is a vulgar brute,
'ho was once a bar keeper in New
rork. He is a living exposition of
bo fact what circumstance may do
>r even a lump of brutalized sta
idly like himself. His day is veri
,' run ; if thc Republican party i:i
lie Senate can alford to bo virtuous
nough to lose his vote, he will bc
?eked ont next winter. He can then
oast and gave him encouragement.
ii lor. Thousands of persons were"
?;\ with his pal?, thc late fraudulent
ist office contractors, and invent some
anko game for his future snpport.
Nearly ail of these Alabama men
i power here are an unclean lot. The
ne glaring exception to the crowd of
lack-legs and pirates in Congress is
Senator Goldthwaite. Pie is simply
fool. His mind in now SQ far gope
har. any co :imi?s}on qf lunacy would
io justified }n sending him to an
syium. When Congress is in session
ie requires more looking after than a
urnily of s'rna'.l children. He is Di
ssembled on the cliffs, and their
?carty cheers rent the air. At 2,oS
'clock the Captain paddled through
he snrf and walked ashore. Upon
xamination after arrival at the He
el, the doctors reported his condition
;ood, but of coir se he was much, e.t
lausted by fatigue. His face was
nuch bur-lied by the sun, and his
land blistered hythe use of the pad
lie. This is certainly one of the
nostwonderful feats of tho Nineteenth
Century. He went into the water at
vays trying with painful earnestness
o do something that hf. h is no bu.si
?ess to da. Last winter it was the
me great struggle of his life to get
mt of the Capitol building after he
lad once entered it. - Messengers
vould find the old fellow ind ustrious
y studying a window some sixty feet
'rom the ground, as if he were try
ng to get through & He never
mght to he allowed to go out without
New Laws of flss Slate.
The county commissioners, in aud
iting the accounts of trial justices,
;\re now required to make them ex
hibit with the bill of costs all the
original papers in each case in which
said costs have accrued, and they are
forbidden to allow any bill of costs
against the county, unless accompa
nied by tho original papers. Any
person has a right, before paying any
costs in a trial justice's court, to de
mand and receive an itemized account
of such costs ; and, if it is not fur
nished, "he is not compelled to pay
This itemized account is to be receipt
ed by the trial justice when thc costs
It is lawful for mechanics, also
when property is left with them foi
repair, to sell the same at auction
after the expiration of one year fron
the time when such property shall hav<
beemrepaird, and the same shall b<
sold by any trial justice of the ooun
ty in which the work is done, afte
advertising the sale for ten days a
threo of the most conspicuous place
in his township. Out of the proceed
the mechanic shall be paid for bi
work, after coste and commissions ar
deducted, and the balance if any, ia t
be paid into the office of the clerk c
the court, subject tu tho owner's oi
KS? Fancy prices aro sometimos pai
for live stock, as well as for Hie st?oh
Which figure so extensively in Wall strei
operation;*. Fourteen "short horned
cattlo ?re being pastured hi Now Jcrs*
whose aggregate- valuo is set down
5125,000. A bull in the bord cost tl
owner $12,000, and a heifer $18,000.
i ! Successful.
I.' _ .
Capt. Paul Boynton was suoce'fiflS
iu hin second attempt. <... cr ..ss the
, English channel on the 28th May last.
.?The attempt was muda in face ofr]aj
; very rough sea, and Boynton was.
j thrown back twice by the surf upon
j ?he beach before he made his ?tajig|
j It was 3 o'clock in the morning'whim
j-he started, and while the storm-tossed'j
j sea was dashing its waves against the?j
i r^ ky cc? it. A salute of c muon waaf
?.fired by a detachment of French aJS?
j'tillery by way of cheer lo the.intrcjgBS
id sailor, who was bent on achieving/
. success or perish in" th?-trial.
For two or three hoow-*l-Hr?
.. - Sir
ts . .
said: " it it storms iook out iur your- (
selves, but don't take me from the
waler. Leave me alone, for I shall
reach the English coast or perish in
the attempt. The clouds, however,
soon passed away and the sun shone
again and all fear of a storm subsided.
In the afternoon some apprehension
was felt from the tide (being, on the
flood) as there was some danger of
the sailor being carried above Dover.
He therefore changed his course, low
ered his sail and used his oar. As
the flood tide wu3 setting in heavy
the sail was raised again and the pad
dle worked vigorously. Help was
tendered but refused. Ile said he
wanted no assistance, and repeated
his intention of crossing unaided,
j At ten in the evening the Dover life
boat came alongside and in the name
of the " Royal National Life Boat
Institution" welcomed the captaiu.
Other boats came up and spoke to
Boynton as he neared the English
3 o'clock on the morning ol' May 28th
and left it at 2 o'clock ?nd 38 min
utes on tho mor- ing of May 29th,
therefore he was in thc water almost
21 hours. Congratulatory telegrams
from all parts of the world have bec?
sent to Boyton, one even from the
Queen of England.
: i l RUSSELL &CQ
INVITE special attention to their list
of Wines and Liquor)*,, which ar*
warranted to be Pure and Genuine.
BALTIMORE CLUB,?15 yrs. old.
Turo Ccutnry Wheat BOURBON.
Monogram lt Viv.
Mount Carmel BYE.
Hennessey's COGNAC KKANDY;
Pure CALIFORNIA BRANDY.
PEACH BRANDY. .
Lictgcn'u Holland GIN.
Jlnrc Country CORN WHiSKEY.'
(M? rc....- ?-,--. - - ? - . , ~
Attorneys at Law,
WILL practice in tho STATE and
FEDERAL COURTS-and will
continue the prosecution of claims against
the United States, of the following char
l-;l Claims th? property taken hythe
United States during or since the war.
2d Claims due Mail Contractors nf 18GI.
3rd. Claims for Pension and Bounty
Claims for return of Revenue Colton
Tax should be fded and audited, as ;>?)/.
ment of these claims is lint a question of
time. Cotton Bills showing amount of
Tax paid is all that is required at present.
BACON ?fe ADAMS,
Edgeficld C. H., S. C.
Sept. 22, If 40
The Only Good Sauce.
TRY a Bottle of tho celebrated WOR
C HST li RS 11ERE SA?C1_which is
pronounced by connoisseurs to br ''he
only good Sauco" for enriching gravies,
and for uso with .Steaks, fold Meats,
Soup, <vc. For sale at
DURISOE/S FAMILY GROCERY.
Juno 2, 2m 24
For Spring Trade!,,
PR. Ladies Wal king Cal f SHOES
24 .? '. Pebbled Coat
21 ? " Cloth GAITERS.
Also Misses' and Children's walking
and dress SHOES.
This stook was made in Ballimore and
I recommend them to my patrons.
J. M. COBB.
March 2, tf ll
OVER GNE THOUSAND OF J. B.
.PLATT S PATENT
OPEN TOP CANOPIES,
FROM which Mosquitoes can be driv
en without any trouble, aro now in
uso in Augusta, Ga. They are the only
Canopy of"tho kind known, and should
bo used by every ono that wishes com
fortable sleeping while Mosquitoes aro
about, especially with tho EXPANDER
attached. For sale by
212 and 214 Broad St., AugUSAj Ga.
Juno 8, lal 23
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June 2!), tf 2S
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icc natl Lemons,
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J une JO, tf 28
' FOR TIIK '
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. 4 (O?ENER BY THE PLANTERS HoTEL,)
,, . : . '! ' . -es ?s'-m
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V. RICHARDS & BRO.,
; , ?P1 Broad Street,
(Corner by the Planters Hotel) AUGUSTA, GA.
Augusta, Apr. 7, . ly 45.
Summer is coming-therefore come
and get a bottle of our BOUQUET right
away-which is made from the purest
Oils and Extracts, and is pronounced
by every ono who has tried it, Lo bo thc
Purest, Sweetest and Cheapest Per
fumo for the Toilet ever offered in Edge
Manufactured by W- B. PENN.
Comiiry Merchants Supplied on Liberal Terms.
For Salo by
. iR. JJ. F?i?i\T ?fe :
?Jos.3 Broad Street and 109 East Bay Street,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
Yirr, BY vasa CHEAPER GRAD?S or STOCK,
WE CAN FCKNtSlt WORK AT
LOWEST L1VIHG PRICES.
Piries Paper and Envelopes.
Redding and Sall invitations
ON THE BEST STOCC. ANO PRINTED IN THE
Mrs. V. V. COLLINS,
(I vTK wini ELX MUSTTN.)
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE,
TOILET SETS, VASES, LAMPS, etc.
To sufferers by tho late tornado who
buy of mc, a Mbcral discount will be
No. 1ST, Broad Street,
Opposite J. A. Gray's Dry Goods House,
Mar. 30, 9m_15^
IMPROVED GARDEN PLOW ! !
-AYING purchased tho right, for
Edgoficld County, for tho above Plow,
we are prepared to furnish any persons
desirous of obtaining tho samo at short
uotice. They savo the work of a'horse,
aud any boy can uso them.
$32- Call and see sample.
GIBSON & HOYT,
Sole Agents for Edgoficld Co.,
JOHNSTON, S. C.
May 12, 3m 21
Tobacco and Cigars.
ALWAYS on hand the Genuine Black
well Durham Smoking TOBACCO,
and good CIGARS, at
b J. M. COBB'S.
March 2, tf ll
THE JAS. liEFFE?.
Double Turbine Water Wheel,
POOLE & HUNT,
Gait ?moro, Md.
7,000 2?OTT1X VS12!
Simple, Strone, Durable,
n! ways reliable and Batta
Manufacturers, also, o?
.Portable & Stationary
, Engines, Steam Boilers,
?Saw& Grist Mills, Mya
ring Machin ery,Gearing
fer Cotton Mills, Floor.
^SOSB?S" Paint, Whit? Lead ana
Oil Mill Machinery, Hydraulic and otter
- and Hangers
? NiJ?M'S TUR BINK*
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Patent Office, Washington, D. C., ami lian
jjroTcil lo be thc lieut. 19 sizes mnde. Priera
Suivcr than ?nv other Arel-clan wheel. Pamphlet
free. ' N. Vi BURNHAM, YOI:K 1'A.
Active Canvassing Agents
Wanted in every eily and district in tho State of
loutit Carolina '..so'icil for the
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Feed! Feed!! Feed!!!
ASUPPLY of CORN and OJ. ? al
ways on band at
G. L. PENN & SON'S. 5
May 5, tf 20 '.
To the Farmers !
THE undersigned are still engaged in
Making and Repairing GINS, at the
Old Shop in Edgcfield lMatrict. S, O ai
tho LOWEST CASH PRICES^
Patronize Home Entwnrise.
Saluda Old Town,
G. <fe C. R. R., S. C.
Jan. 6, ly :J *
EXCOIJRAGE HOME PEOPLE
DOORS, SASHT and BLINDS ll
.GEO, S. SIACKJER,
. CHARLESTON, S. C.,
ONLY Carolinian ongrtgod in Ihr mm
ufacturo of MOULIUNGS, >Ri
? ASH, IU.INDS, and TURN Kl > Wc IC
;n Chirles on, R. V.
Prices aa low as any other betide, at
? .iii work ?rst 'l^s.
Mar. \% VSHi, ly 12