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JOHN Ei BACON & THOS. J. ADAMS, Proprietors.
EDGEFIELD, S. C., SEPTEMBER 7. 1876.
VOLUME XUt:So. SS. -'
-4 ir-" Yankee Doodle."
Tilden aud Hendricks are the men
To guide the storm that's brewing;
For cleaning out the vilest den,
And stop the lease renewing.
Oh S. J. Tilden is the man
With Hendricks so well mated;
They'll squelch tho false republican
Whose deeds are execrated.
Yes they will takeupen themselves
The task of renovating ;
And laying by upon the shelves
The party dominating.
Oh S. J. Tilden, etc.
Reform's the watchword these hard times
Give heed, ye peculators,
Or you may find the law confines
Such brazen violators.
Oh S. J. Tilden, etc.
There's whiskey rings and other things,
That makes the mind grow weary,
A surfeit we have had that brings
Corraption out quite clearly.
Oh S. J. Tilden, etc.
:* Let no guilty mau escape, sir,"
Commands Ulysses briefly,
For I am the chief magistrate,
And will release them freely.
Oh S. J. Tilden, etc.
What use of prisons, courts or laws,
If they are disregarded?
If Felons slip from out their claws,
By President discharged ?
Oh S. J. Tilden, etc.
Good people all let's emulate
Our Tilden at reforming,
And then the victory consecrate
By works and deeds performing.
Oh S. J. Tilden, etc
From the Charleston Netts and Courier.
The Democratic Candidates for Con
At this time South Carolina has not a
single Democratic Congressman, not one
representative of the sixty thousand
whites who possess the bulk of the prop
erty and pay nearly all the taxes. The
State has been systematically "gerry
mandered," so as to deprive tuc minority
of representation, but in the third and
fourth districts the Republican majority
is small, and. with a thorough canvass^
can be overcome. In giving the voting
population of the several districts we have
taken Ile figures of State census ol 1S75,
which is notoriously inaccurate. It is
doubtful that the colored vote is as large
as that census makes it, so that we put
the worst face upon the contest in adopt
ing its figures. An allowance has to be
madejmweverjor the whitey Republican f
vole, whtor irfsoirfo of"theTrpper eonnties*
is considerable :
1. The first Congressional district is
composed of the Counties of Chesterfield,
Marlboro', Darlington, Sumter, George
town. Williamsburg, Marion and Horry.
The voting population, according to the
State census of 1S75, ?3: Whites; 14,147,
Colored, 20,523. The Democratic candi
date is Mr. John S. Richardson, of Sum
ter, a grandson of the late Judge Rv&.
ardson, and one of the leading members
of the bar of the Eastern Circuit. From
1851 to 1854 he was reading clerk
of the House of Representatives of
th? State, snd served during the war as a
Captain in Kersbaw's Brigade. He was
a delegate to the St. Louis Convention.
Mr. Richardson is a gentleman of refine
ment, culture and marked ability, a grace
ful speaker, and has, besides, the entire
confidence of the people of bis district.
The odds against him are heavy, but Mr.
Richardson delights in just such strug
gles, and will make the Radical dry bones
rattle before election day.
2. The Second C ongressional District is
composed of the Counties of Chari^ton,
Orangeburg and Clarendon. Acv..*ding
to the census of 1875, the vote is : Whites
10,750, colored 24,273. The Democratic
candidate is Maj. Theo. G. Barker, of the
Charleston bar. Previous to the war he
belonged to the school of politics known
as the Co-operation party, and was a con
stant advocate of the representation of
South Carolina in the councils of the Na
tional Democracy. He was a delegate to
the State Convention which nominated
delegates to the Charleston Convention of
ISoO, and was Chairman of the Central
Democratic Committee of South Carolina
in that campaign. Immediately upon
the secession of the State he volunteered
in the army, and by request of Gen.
Hampton accepted the Adjutancy of the
Hampton Legion. Throughout the war
he was the Adjutant-General of that dis- )
tinguished leader. Maj. Barker served as.
a member of the House of RepresentfP
tives, from Charleston, in the Legislature
of 1S65. Since then he has not partici.
pated in politics. When thc recent Con
vention met the Charleston delegation
were engrossed with the question of im
mediate . -ninations or postponement, aud
had not considered the matter of a Con
gressional nomination. When the Con
gressional Convention met, and were cast
ing about for a candidate, Mr. Barker, in
order that the ticket might be full, ex
pressed his willingness to undertake the
canvass, and was unanimously nominated.
Ile is an eloquent and- effective speaker,
and both in the canvass and in the halls
of Congress, if elected, will make his in
fluence felt. . The colored majority to be
overcome is tremendous, but such is the
state of politics in this district that a
political revolution u not unlooked for.
3. The Third Congressional District is
composed of the Counties ofOconec, Pick
ens, Anderson, Abbeville, Newberry, Rich
land, Lexington and Laurens. The vo
ting population is : Whites ?18,295; color
ed 20,918 The Democratic candidate is
Col I). Wyatt Aiken, . a native of Fair
field Count/, but a resident of Abbeville
County. Col. Aiken graduated at the
Sonth Carolina College in the same class,
wjth Conner, Barker and Simor.ton, and
has faithfully sei ved the State in the'Leg
.islature and in the field. . During tho war
he.commanded the 7tb South Carolina
Regiment, and waa wounded several times..;
Ai Sha-rpsbprg he, was believed to have
beeb mortaHy wounded, 'and his obituary
was actually published in the Charleston
Courier. He was a member of the Leg
islature of 1S65, and a vigorous opponent
of the Black Code. Since that time he |
has eschewed politics, directing himself to '
the advocacy of a diversified system of
agriculture and the planting o(t small
grain. In this way, b'y writing anti talk- j
ing, he has done vast service to the peo- j
pie. Col. Aiken was likewise the chief ?
organizer and exponent in- this State of
the order of Patrons of Husbandry. He
is now the Chairman of the Executive
Committee of thc National Grange, and
Master of the State Grauge. Col. Aiken
is also the editor and proprietor of the
Eural Carolinian, an agricultural maga
1 zine of a high order and groat merit.
Col. Aiken is an incisive and effective
speaker, and when elected, as he assured
ly will be, will be a most able representa
tive ih^he Halls of Congress of the ag
ricultural interests of the South.
4. The FourtrrCongressional District is
.composed of the Counties of Union, Spar
tanburg, Greenville, Yoi?, Chester, Lan
caster, Kershaw and Fairfield. The vo
ting population is : White 1S.970, colored
19,957. The Democratic candidate is Col.
John H. Ev.ns, of Spartanburg, than
whom there is not in South Carolina a
finer specimen of the liberal and accom
plished gentleman. He belongs to one
of the oldest and best families in the
State, is a lawyer by profession, and about
forty-three years of age. - Before the war
he was a member of the State Legislature,
and during the war served as Captain in
Jenkin'a crack regiment, the Palmetto
Sharpshooters. At Frazier's Farm, in the
seven days' battles, he was wounded am.
disabled. Since thc war he has-been an
active promoter of all works of- internal
improvement, and did much to secure the
running of the Air Line Railroad through
Spartanburg. For some years he was a
director of the Air Line Railroad, and is
now a director of the Spartanburg and
Asheville Railroad. Col. Evins'is an able
lawyer, and conspicuously amiable and
upright. An Elder of the Presbyterian
Church, he is beloved and honored for his
purity, liberality and sincerity in every
walk of life. The term of office of Col.
Evins as Congressman will b-^gin on the
4th of March.
?. The Fifth Congressional District is
composed of the Counties of Colleton,
Beaufort, Barnwell, Elgefield and Aiken
The voting population is : Whites 12,03
colored 2?,0fii). The Democratic candi- 1
date ?3 Mr. G. D. Tillman, of Edgefield, a <
successful planter in the upper part of t
the County. He is a membvr of the Bar,
but does not practice. From 1S51 to 1?S?5
he represented Edgefield County in th
Legislature, and was a supporter of th
Orr policy in the Constitut ional Cou ven
tion of 1&35. Mr. Tillman is aj man of
ability} an imprzks:v? spvarfer, ?nU abcutrj
sixty years of age. He has been a r
of extreme views, but accepts in good 11
faith the broad and liberal platform of th
Convention by which he was nominated
There ?3 no question of his earnestness;
patriotism and integrity, and he is one of
those who, in public as in private life, do
what they think is right, whatever thc
The candidates, as we have shown, are
citizens of character and capacity. They
have clear records in private life, and their
sincerity in public life is beyond dispute
The people will spare no pains to elect
Tbe Work of Intimidation. 11
President Grant's order directing
the General of the Army to hold all
troops not engaged in actual hostili-11
ties against the savages of the West,
in a state ol' readiness to intimidate
the people of the South, has received
merited condemnation from the press | \
of the country. Herl and there we
find a Radical paper which approves
of the order. The Washington or
gan of the President, the National .
Republican, published at Washington,
has this to say on the s"Sject:
" There are but thirty-two counties
in Sout?i Carolina. If Republicans
will at; >mpt to vote at but three pre
cincts : .ach county it will enable
the Government to place a squad of j
twenty soldiers at each of these, who
can easily see to it that American
citizens are not shot down in cold
blood~simply for voting for the can
didates of their choice. Two thous
and soldiers in the Palmetto State
will be quite enough to teach Wade
Hampton and his iollowers that this
is indeed a free Republic."
In accordance with this plan of the
President for intimidating the white
?^io. of certain Southern States that
arel?fcnsidered doubtful, two cOarpa- j
nies of United States troops from At
lanta have been sent to Edgefield,
South Carolina, for the purpose of j
taking part iu the election in that
county. We do not object to troops
being stationed in the South whenev
er it may become necessary to need
their presence, but it is an infamous
outrage upon the Government and
upon the people of the whole coun
try to attempt to use the army for
political purposes.. .The purpose of]
the President is to intimida^! the peo
ple, but we are hopeful that this re
sult will not be attained. On several
occasions within the last ten years
troops were stationed in Georgia for
like purposes. The result in this
State shows that the soldiers did not
do the cause of Democracy much
harm. It is the outrage upon the
constitutional rights of our people
and the assumption of arbitrary pow
er by the President that excites alarm
and arouses indignation among good
men everywheie. The people "have
reason to be alarmed for the eafety of J
republican government when the
President uses the army to uphold
the waning fortunes of his party.
The fresicTen^s order must be obey
ed. Congress having adjourned, th?re
is , np power to revoke the" ordejj
Here, in Georgia, the State being
overwhelmingly Democratic, it is not
likely that troops will be used. But
they will be sent to North and South
Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and
Louisiana, which States the Radicals
hope to carry by the aid of the bayo
net. The people of South Carolina
will act with forbearance and wisdom.
The soldier's will be present, not of
their own vol.tion, but by order of
President Grant. Kindness, firmness,
patience and prudence must be the
watchwords. Our people know how
to treajft>rave men who are ordered
to pei finn a disagreeable duty. The
result?ay prove different from what
our enemies anticipate. : Those who
were tint to plague and intimidate
may comfort and eucourage when the
contest is at hand.-Chronicle ? Sen
Thc Bayonet and the Senate.
Among the many reasons why the
Republicans intend to use the bayo
net in the Southern elections is their
letermination to resort to the most
desperate expedients to preserve their
majority in the Senate. There are
ten seats to be filled in eight States,
where, on some manufactured and
lying pretext, troops may be used.
The States to which we refer are Ar
kansas, Louisiana, South Carolina,
md Texas, thd four present Senators
being Republicans, and there being
jne vacancy in Louisiana; and Geor
gia, Tennessee, Virginia, and West
Virginia, the four Senators being
Democrats, and there being one va
cancy in West Virginia.
Even with Tilden in the White
[louse, if the Republicans can con
trive -to-hold a majority in the Senate,
;hey will be able to throw many ob
?tades" in the way of his reform
policy, and especially while Congress
s in sestion. The Republicans do
iot hope to control the next Senate
jnless they can B cure five or six of
.he seats in the eight States we have
lamed ; and they would be sure to
ose them all if the elections thereiu
n November were to be as peaceable,
jrderly and free as the recent elec
ion iu Alabama.
Now, does anybody imagine that,
?vith these great interests at stake,
,he party that has lived for eight
fears through corruption, fraud and
violence, is going to let the Senate
ill the forces it can core mar.d to re
am its grasp upon it?
Very well. We aie glad the issue
s so easily and so clearly defined.
Let it be tried not in eigh' States
>nly, but in thirty-eight, before all
;he people.-JV. Y. Sun.
The Bayonet Order.
Albany Argus?Dem.. : The people
viii not fail to seeVthtft at an expense
)f millions ofy?ollars the army is to
ie increased to serve\ the purposes of
i political p*arty, ancL to help carry
;he election. The tim: lr at hand foi
;he overthrow of the administration
guilty of such a conspiracy against
;he liberties of the people, an i we
jelieve the result is not doubtful.
Cincinnati Enquirer, Dem. : The
icheme to provoke the people of the
South and overawe that section with
;he army justVhpfbre the election is
jeing rapidlyj?^yeloped. Mr. Chand
ler, by th^judicious use of funds,
will be able to start outrages at such
points as may be deemed desirable.
Hartford Times, DJOI. : " The bor
1er settlers are to be left to the toma
lawk and 6calpin^Jfetfife," and the
;roops are to be sent roto the South
ern States to manage the elections.
Conservative-people will be likely to
tsk wh'?tjher 7such a pp.rty is the
oroper one to control a free govern
ment. J? j
Newark Courier, Dem.: Feeling
ihe ground going from under them in
?very direction^ with the South al
most ;unanimou8 for Tilden, with New
York, New Jer-sfey and Connecticut
already assured ?to the Democratic
columr, with Indianna pretty certain
mcora?L and with States
a*sa?lusetts, New H*mp
aine ana South Carolina
g in the wind, just as likely
e way aa the other, the Hayes
rs are resolved upon attempt
poleonip-like coup, that of
bayoneting alfdflragooning the-Sonth
into support of their ticket.
?-? -rr- -
THE BOYS IN BLUB.-We note
among the recennordejs for the move
ment of United^?fates troops in-the
South the fojjtftoiog :
" Companies A Vnd E, Eighteenth
Infantry, from Atlanta, Georgia, to
Edgefield, South Carolina;. Compa
ny K, 'Eighteenth Infantry, from
Greenville'to Laurensville, Laurens
County, S. C.; Corfp^uE, Fifth Ar
tillery, from Sjinfflerville, and Com
pany H, EigMeenth Infantry, from
Columbia to Blackville, 'Barnwell
County, S. C. Th^se troops will go
into camp at the points to which they
are ordered, and will be supplied
with sixty, days rations."-Charleston
News and Couria:
THE Commissione\o??ftterpal Rev
"*fouced itkwypay of all the
lectorsJfpercent; and has
at Jme compensation of a
dd the fees prescribed in a
ideally issued shall in no
the sum of $5 per day.
I BETWEEN REV. SILAS CURTIS, OF
NEW HAMTSHIRE, AND REY. J. W.
DUNJEE (COLORED), OF THIS CITY.
CONCORD, N. H., Joly 26,1876.
Dear Brother T.unjee :
On the 12th inst. I sent you a
check for $50, and have received no
Teceipt or anything from you since.
To-day I received a letter from
Harper's Ferry in which is the fol
lowing sentence : " The report is
current here that Bro. Dunjee has
gone over to the rebels, and is go
ing to stump for Tilden and Hen
dricks. I am afraid it is so."
My Dear Bro. D., is there any
truth in that report ? Have you even
i&^&iftoltght of doing nny such a
thing ? If you have, I pray you pause
before you take a single step in that
direction. Such a course would bo a
cause of great grief to all your true
friends, and the true lovers of
freedom and piety. In doing this
you will bring a wound and reproach
upon your mission work among freed
men, and ruin your own usefulness
as a minister of Christ. How will
all those feel who have contributed
for your support in our mission work
for Richmond meeting-house, ?cc,
&C., if yon now desert your brethren
and go over to the old Rebe, the ha
ters of the colored man and the cause
of freedom^and give your influence
to strengthen the hands of such men
as Jeff. Davis, and those who have
murd?red thousands and thousands
of your colored brethren at the South
within a few years past to prevent
them from voting for the cause of
their own God-given rights? 0, this
cannot be ; I will not believe it can
be so till I hear moie from you. Do
write me by return! maiLabd send
receipt for the t?f^^fnr* and tell
me if the^<?fany ffiundation for the
repoftto which I hive alluded ; and
be entreated to go?o further in that
direction, if you hm? taken one step,
until you consult with your true
friends, Brothers Morrell, Brackett,
Stewart, Burgess, Anthony, Chase,
Do uot fa i Ato let me hear from
you at ouceJ?,d give me the facts
on this sut?^fc^X
JP. Sj#^Uen a^d H-sndrk-ks. are
i?ent?nwf ?Fith the old Kebef pafty,
and will be supported by ex-Rebs of
the Jeff. Dne stripe and those who
sympathized mth them duriug the
war and si nee, ltd I would just as
soon vote for Jefljt)avis for President
as I would for S^am. Tilden, the
former associate withNBoss Tweed, ol
New York, and alwaysV Rebel sym
pathizer. \ S. C.
RICHMOND, Aug. 21, 187G.
Dear Brother Curtis :
Yours of July 2?th is before me,
asking me about rumors which you
have heard in regard to my going
over to the " rebels." First, I would
state that I nata tried to fulfill my
whole duty inlmy^-wbrk here, and
have nota^arfwtinie neglected my
missio^if^utiesf No man is more in
terested in al ll that pertains to the
best welfare of the colored people
and their highest development. So,
I have tried to conduct myself and
teach my people that it is their Chris
tian duty to make friends with the
white people of the South, among
whom they live. This can be done
without sacrificing any principle ol
manhood ; in fA^iitrgouthern^peo
ple do no^sfxee colored people to
compromise a emgle right. But we
who live here se\ th? great impor
tance of a full and manly reconcilia
tion between the two races. Thia
can be done by dividing the colored
vote between the two . parties. As
soon as it is thus divided, they will
-;ease to b? an object -of ostracism
and bone bf contention. Both par
ties will then treat them with due
tesp^ct^ Take Virginia, and the
white" people of this ^t^^are as
friendly to the colored people as they
are anywhere in America ; the most
friendly feelings exist between the
t"/o races. What we. who are inter
ested in the great cause of humanity
are endeavoring to flo; j is to break
down all color, lines,'* and altogether
forget slavery, the war and the past,
and go on to higher attainments and
a broader Christian manhood. I be
lieve the white people of the South
are true in the professions they are
now making. Tbey do not desire
any more slavery ; they will . stand
by all the results of the war ; they
are in the Union to go ont no more
forever. They are laboring nobly in
our State for public education, with
out regard to color. I have every
right in Richmond that I.woulu have
in Boston. They are. doing all for
th? colored people in a benevolent
way they can do. You know the
late war laid its withering hand upon
the South, and there are many poor
people, both white and black; not
withstanding, there are many of the
white gentlemen who have.contribu
ted largely., to -missions rw0rk for our
people iii ^Richmond anrl'nther place?
io. thaSonthj. 1 There are' 81,000 col
ored people in this city Wbp rare de
pending on the whites for-the bread
they eat. ' Many poor people of color
would starve to death here but for
the kindnese of the whites in giving
I them shelter and food. You can have
j no idea ol' the true condition ol
j things here. Now, iu the lace of all
I these facts, I do not think the white
people of the South very dangerous
Just a word about some of our
troubles. You have heard much talk
about " carpet-baggers." You have
no idea the amount of trouble these
men have given, us. Men who were
of the worst characters in the North,
who were from the lowest haunts of
New York and Boston, men as bad
as crime could make them, who were
negro haters in the North, have come
South and taken advantage of the
i. norance of the coloi_d people, and
have been elevaip? ^H^ces of high
tru6t in our State governments, for
the sole purpose on their part to
pluuder the public. Thl- same class
of men neve arrayed the colored peo
ple against the whited for political
purposes, and, when trouble comes,
desert them. All the mobs which
we have had in the South have been
gotten up by bad rar-n. I know we
have some lawless white men here,
but the good people of the South
must not be blamed for their acts.
You have them at the North' with
you. This wild and fruitless con
test has been going on for years, and
who are the sufferers ? The colored
men being the weaker pirty, always
lose ground, and must, at last, go to
the wall if the fight is kept up. I
now you, in New Hampshire, may
not see this matter as I do, but I tell
you that the negro of the South must
go under if the policy of the last few
years is to be continued. Now, if
the Home Missions Board discharges
rae for these sentiments I regret it
but cannot yield ray honest convic
tions; I am soi ry I cannot make
them see the rightfulness of my po
You ask me what the persons who
have contributed from time to time
for my support would think. To
this I would say, if they understood
my true position they would, I think,
make those contributions more readi
ly than evrr. The negro is now
passing through the most critical pe
riod of his history; and his destiny
for good or evil will be sealed by hi
action. If he arrays himself against
?nT^ulfe.peo^^'Tre^i.st. ?o?SVt or
later, be ground 'to powder.
There is no natural antagonism be
tween the two races in the South ; the
whites and blacks were born ant
brought up together, and must livr
and die together. The late trouble
at Hamburg, South Carolina, and
other troubles we have had in the
South since the var, has not been the
result of any ii! feeling on the part
of our ?tomepurple, but is the result
of the action of bad men wrho have
come South end kept up from year
to year the nost bitter political con
test, and haze used every effort to
keep the white and colored people
from making friends. One of theil
principal neans is the wholesale use
of bad whiskey-also appealing to
the very worst passions of the igno
rant. No ston? is left unturned on
their part to exasperate and excite
the feelings of ?ur poor people, which
might at any time be kindled into
a flame which vould result in blood
shed. I only Yonder we have not
had ten riots where we have one.
Now, I say tbst ev^ry good mau iii
the South, white and black, ought to
join hands aid r.d our fair sectiou
from this terr.ble state of things. 1
hope you wiil not misunderstand
me ; these clarges are not against
the good people of the North. We
will give the most hearty welcome to
any good man 0/ the North who may
come among us for good purposes.
I think that if jou were to live here
a lew years, YUH would take the same
stand I have. We have some men
from the Nortlz who >\re highly re
spected, butj?^^f_t?jPse take the
Wthe rn^n ob
^^M^?men, if they
are to be citiiens of this country,
must differ just as white men doon
all the great questions of the day,
such as finance, tariff, taxation, and
questions of Jaw, trade, &c, e;c. Un
til we arrive at this point we will be
mere machines; and not men in the
true sense of tie term.
In conclusioi, I would call your
attention to th? report of the Hon.
B. B. Douglas, of Virginia, on the
Freedman's Bank fraud, and the
speech of Hen. W. S. Stinger, of
Pennsylvania on the same subject.
I would also call your attention to
the large ainmnt of money stolen
from the widflvs and orphans of the
colored soldiers and sailors. The
District ringand many other things
might be mMtioned, but tune and
space will not allow it. The colored
voter of thflSouth, as ruled by the
Radicals, ha? no liberty in the use of
his ballot ; flieh liberty we claim,
and must htfte, or continue slaves.
He should taught independence
Please atelier me a few questions.
Who 8houjl h the best judge of the
trite cond?0] of the Southern peo
ple, I, wh[u'e born and brought up
in the SouP, as I havo been,- and f
served t#ny-seven years of my ' s
life a slav ('nen ahoy I played with I
white boys, and know there is no
natur?.! bad feeling between the two
lviee.-), or yourself ? What eau you
in New Hampshire or Maine know of
our conditiou down here ? Wheu
you call our people " rebels" you do
them a great wrong. I believe the
people of the South are as loyal to
the Union as those of the North. I
ask you, as a Christian, do you think
it right to be constantly abusing the
Southern people ? They have come
back to the Union and fully accepted
all of the amendments to the Con
stitution, with all the results of the
war. The only reason why they have
made such an effort to get hold of
their own State governments, is to
protect themselves from the wicked
plundering* and robbery of carpet
baggers ; and every good man, white
and black, ought to join hands to
emancipate our section from this fear
ful state of things. Remember, that
our homes in the South are as dear
to us as yours in New Hampshire.
Now, ho .v would you like your State
to be infested with a gang of these
political thieves, from another far
country plundering the public treas
ury and leaving a tax on the people
too heavy for them to bear, exciting
riots, causing bloodshed ? I ask you,
would you help them to continue the
work of destruction against your own
people ? I tell you this is our con
dition, and the coloied people are
the main agency by which they are
enabled to do their work ; and, in
my judgment, nothing but a division
of the colored vote can bring peace
and prosperity, which we so much
need ; and I feel that no pulpit work
or'mission effort will enable me to
do as much for my race as this work.
I have given this matter eleven
years' thought, and for years I have
taken great pains to inform myself
aa to the true feeling of the people
of the South, and these are my con
clusions : First, That the whites de
sire to live with the colored people
in peace and quietness and are do
ing all they can to gain the object.
They do not want all of the colored
people to vote the Democratic ticket,
bjt believe it would be best to divide
their vote between the two parties.
Thin point would have been gained
years ago but for the terror of the
Radical party and its loyal lleagnes.
Thfirji hasf becn.no iuiimidmiop in
the South 'worse than ?hat practised
by the carpet-bagger party of the
South. I do not charge the colored
people with this cruelty. They are
not to blame; they are only tools in
:he hands of these bad men. I have
icnown some colored men to be whip
ped, some turned out of their church
?s, F nd all kinds of intolerant abuse
lave been heaped upon those colored
nen who dared vote the Democratic
icket. In some parts of the South
;he life of a colored man (Democrat)
s not very safe. I submit these facts
;o you as the honest conviction of my
leart, and must say I caunot accept
rour advice, because in doing so ?
vould not do justice to myself and
Yours, with great respect,
JOHN W. DUNJEE,
T oops lo Protect Democratic
The New York World makes some
idmirable practical suggestions con
?erning the troops which Don Cam
iron, acting under orders from Lieu
enant-General Zachariah Chandler,
viii straightway proceed,to distribute
hrough the States of South Carolina,
Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana,
j't the negroes everywhere, says thc
World, understand the truth. There
ire many localities where those col
ired men who wish to vote the Demo
ratic ticket are ostracised and treat
id with violence by negroes, stirred
ip to such deeds by disreputable
vhite men, who pocket the profit aud
eave their dupes to be killed. The
roope are sent South to protect these
olored^Detnocratw- voters in the
ixercise of the right of suffrage. Let
hem understand this. If there is
.ny place^vhere there is a probability
hat colored Democrats will be inter
ered with, let the local Democratic
:ommittee confer publicly with the
Jnited States Marshal on the subject.
.Y he then applies for troops, well
nd good ; if he declines to do so
et hia^answer be made public ; it
nay be of use later. If any Rcpub
?can orator 'ando takes to* deny Hud
hese troops arc sent South io afford
vroteclion to the colored Democratic^!
tcrs, ascertain why they arc sent and
na/cc his statement i^tblic. Every
lepublican declaration that the army
3 to be prostituted to party n?cessi
tes is worth a thousand votes in New
fork and Now England.
Colored Democrats must and shall
ie protected in their rights and per
ons, if it takes every soldier in the o
rmy of the Union to do it. \
THE new State of Colorado is more
han thirteen times as large as Mas
achusetts, having an area of 104,500,
quare miles ; and though at present
slimated as having a population of
ess than 150,000, it is generally re
garded as destined in the not distant
uture to take rank as one of the j?
hining 6tars in the galaxy of the jj
Thc Til ilea Canvass Thus Far.
Til? canvass on th>* democratic ??dc
luis been, up to I'd- lim?-, sn li lt and
tame as to raise ominous misgivings
in the minds of democrats. It would
be ridiculous to suppose that the par
ty in power can be displaced without
strenuous and aggi essive efforts. They
bold the citadel, and without more
energy on the part of the assailants
they will continue to hold it. The
democratic party has been acting on
the defensive ever since the opening
of the campaign. A parly out of
power can accomplish nothing so long
as it can be kept in a defensive atti
tude. Unless there is a change very
soon the democratic rarty may as well
make up its mind to " hang its harp
on the willows and sit down by the
waters of Babylon and weep."
Some democrats are trying to so
lace themselves for the want of life
in their campaign with the idea that
a languid canvass is favorab'e Lc the
party, because a full republican vote
is not nicely to be called out when
the public mind is in a state of apa
thy. Thi.- reasoning holds good only
in what are called the "off years,
A Presidential year always brings
large republican vote to the poll
even in the States whe.e republican
ascendancy is so assured that two
fifths of the voters might stay at
home without putting the electoral
ticket in jeopardy. The attempt ol
democrats to console themselves foi
the flatness of the Tilden canvass by
reasoning which holds good only in
an oiTyear involves a fatal admission
It concedes that the republicans
a majority, and that they only need
to muster their full strength to in
sure a victory. This i; not an elec
lion which can be carried by what
Mr. Tilden used to call ''aslill hunt,
inasmuch a.? the great body of the
republicans never fail to vote in ?
Every conspicuous thing which th
democratic party has done since thc
St. Louis nominations has been ai
act of defence. Scott Lord's wei
known resolution, which President
Girant so neatly turned to republican
iccount, was intended to repel an ac
iusation. Mr. Hewitt's widely pub
lished speech in reply to Mr. Kasson
printed with to much laudation bv
t!.e democratic prfcss, was an effort to
i-opol attucks orijfl>ie chaiawrf of th
.lemocratic nominee. Mr. Tilden ha
been put on the defensive in the
joints in relation lo certain railroad
transaction:-:; put on thc defensive
before public opinion in connection
.villi his course during the war; put
)n the defensive by his truckling to
;1 end ricks on the great, question cf
.esumption ; and even the statistic?
n his letter of acceptance have been
successfully assailed. Thus far i
ias been a canvass in which the dem
)cratic party has had blows to take
mt no telling Mows to give. The
.epubliean candidate has not been
:hus called on to meeta constant sue
?ession of charges. It is impnssiblc
o damage him in public estimation
>y assailing President Grant. Hayes
s in no way responsible for the blun
lers of the present administration
tot more responsible for them than
?eneral Dix is ; less responsible for
hem than Secretary Fish is ; and yet
?obody thinks that Dix or Fish can
ie successfully stabbed through the
ides of Grant. Hayes did not ap
loint Beiknap ; Hayes did not pro
ect Babcock ; Hayes does not own a
ummer cottage at Long Branch, has
lot spent his time in junketing about
he country, has accepted no presents,
mokes no big black cigars and has
io immoderate fondness for "pups/'
iayes is not hurt by these staple
barges against Grant, but the char
ds against Tilden, whether true or
ilse, are leveled at himself. They
lave thus far kept hi? organs and
pokesinen on I he defensive, to the
Teat detriment of his canvass.
The most vigorous and efiicieut of
.ll Mr. Tilden's supporters in the
iress is trying to " extract sunbeams
?om cucumbers" by a parallel be
ween the Presidential election of
840 and that of the present year.
?his is a cool cucumber, indeed ; a
ery small vial will suffice for hold
Qg the extracted sunshine. The Sun's
.arallel holds good in but a single
loint. It is quite true that the coun
ry is suffering from financial depres
ion-now as it suffered in 1S40, and
Iso true that the financial stagnation
ow, like the financial stagnation then
3 largely owing to derangement in
he currency. But in all other re
pects the present situation is a cci:
rast to thai, which existed in 1S40.
Ve do not merely refer to the con
rast in the state of public feeling,
irhich was as hot ard I lazing in 1S4?
s it is apathetic now, but to the dif
erent attitude of the popular mind
n the question of remedies. Thc
fhig party of 1840, like the demo
ratic party of 1STG, was a party
eeking power by exposures cf the
xisting administration and by ap
icals to a widespread sense of suffer
ng. But iu that canvass the whigs 'Jj
md a definite and intelligible reme- ty
Iv to propose, and were thoroughly
inited in recommending it, whereas
bo democrats.at present offer, no tun
able remedy which the party agrees
n indorsing. A United States bank
cas thon thought by the whigs to be
, sovereign panacea tor the ex:>"?ig
lisorders in the ctnTWiey; ?'?r ' ? ? !.v
un tell what rerae?l.y th? <!? ni nirui i?;
tarty proposes to administer in the
?resent conjuncture. It is ridiculous
o expect that the country will have
ny confidence in n doctor who tells
he patient chat he is alarmingly sick
mt writes out no prescription that
an be sent to the apothec.-.ry. The
rhijs in 1S-10 prescribed a remedy in
rhioh they had undoubting confi
lence ; the democrats in 1S70 are
mable to write ont a specific formula.
)octor Hendricks does not agree willi
Doctor Tilden, and while the latter
onsents to throw resumption in 1S79
o the dfgs he hm nothing precise to
nbstitute in it>. Jplace. The defao-j
ratic doctors di.^ree ; but the whig j
.octors in 18-10 knew exactly -^>?.t j
ledicine they wanted to administer,
,nd they therefore gained the confi
tence of the patient.
We do not dispute at all that the
?rolonged business stagnation under
rhich the country so severely suf
f-.rs cieates universal dissatisfaction,
rhich would naturally wreak itself
n the party in power. It took this
irection in the elections of 1874, ?iud
sd to the great revulsion which, in
he political jargon of the day, was
ailed " the tidal wave." But in the
allowing year the inflation disease
roke out like a hideous eruption
ulong thc Western democrats, and
he tide which beat against the re
publican party was set back, and has
ince llowed in the opposite direction,
.'his is thc main reason why tee par
llel does not hold between 1840 and
87G. The whig party then propos
d a specific remedy ; the democrat
; now merely rejects the republican
rescription. The patient is left to
roguish while the democratic doc
Drs quarrel among themselves, make
nbecile concessions to each other,
nd fail to formulate a remedy which
nybody can und ,-:stand. It is this
road difference in the matter of rem
die3 which precludes the supporters
f Mr. Tilden from expecting a repe
ition of the great Harrison cam
There is no sort of resemblance
etween the present 'flat and apa
heno- canvas and the tremendous
opular furore which set the whole
ountry agni in tlye days of "IKppe
anoe and Tiler ioo." As cari}')' as
iprii in that remarkable year the
Greets of all our principal towns
'ere paraded at night by torchlight
recessions, preceded by bands ol
lusic and bearing miniature leg cab
is and mimic barrels of hard cider
n the shoulders of whig enthusiasts,
'he excitement grew with the pro
ress of the canvass, and when, in
" Maine went hell bent
For Governor Kout,'
lore seemed good grounds for the
postrophe to the democratic cand?
ate in another campaign song:
" Van, Van,
You are a used up man,"
It is, of course, ridiculous io corn
are that spirited campaign of stormy
ithusiasm with the present. Where
re the Tilden campaign songs !
.7here are the emblems and devices
hieb in 1S40 gave broad touches
I the grotesque by sober daylight,
nt made the nights picturesque,
lough hideous ? There was never
ich a campaign before or since, and
fr. Ti Iden s friends only emphasize
ie (deeply tameness of the present
7 suggesting such a contrast.-JST.
?S)'- ''Scattered about the earth there
c supposed to be 10,000,000 or ? 1,000,000
' Jews alive. Thousands of tln-sa pco
e are rich, some ol* them own colossal
rtunes. Rothschild could buy up the
e simple of Palestine. Goldsmid might
build the temple of Herod. Montefiore
LS money enough to cast a golden statue
King Solomon. But of the-;e wealthy
ebrcw.-j, not ono is willing to go back."
HEAP. FRIM ' GROCE?ii?S !
' K EEP alufuys on hand a good supply
of Fresh Groceries, of all kinds,
hieh I sell very low-but exclusively
r cash. 1 will endeavor to give satis
ction to all who favor me with their
On band at all times a eunice stock of |
o REST BRANDS ol' Whisky, Bran
-, Rum, Wine, Lager Beer, Sweet Ncw
k Cider, Cigars, Tobacco, Ac, at living
233* Call and satisfy yourself that my
lodsare real Iv cheap and as represented.
T. P. DURISOE,
Next Door to Advertiser uilico.
April 19, 4tlS
Attorney at Law!
"Will practico in the Courts of Xewber
. and Edgetield.
Onice at Newberry C. IL, S. C.
March 22, ISTd ly 14
\RCHARD GRASS RED CLOVER,
/ GERMAN MILLET and HUNGA
IAN GRASS SEED.
Applv at this ot'icc.
Mari, tf ll
COTTON GINS !~"
TTE are still MAKING and REPAIR
rV ING GINo. THRASHERS and
ANS, on resonablo terms for cash.
All work Guaranteed.
A. M. ?t Ot. CHAPMAN,
SALUP7V OLD TOWX,
G. <t C. R. R., S. C.
Feb. 22, IST?. .Ghi 10
f?RY~the AUGUST FLOWERS~for
L dyspepsia. It will euro you. -Sold
r G. L. PENN A SON.
June 1, tf 24 ,
Pare Cider Vinegar.
f"UST received 2 Barrels pure Cider
G. L. PENN Jt SON.
July 5, ' tf 29
1, Nov. H,
1 land, on Ti?r*
Sow is thc ?irne to Buy !
rp II F fol low i ns VA LL" ABLE TRACTS
X OF LAND have been placed in my
Heal Estato Afrencv fur salo. These til
want of Homes und Land will do wollte
read the annexed list of farms and plant
ations now.mildred to tho publie, and
give me a call.
TRACT NO. 1.-1?
ate within 21 miles of
with comfortable Dwela
out buildings thereon, and si
oj ?en for .'1 horse farm. Price v
NO. 2.-500 Acres, situate on 1
Crock, about 10 miles W(^tojj
C. IL, to PXclia,*iee-=i?to?i
lying within i\4
Fine House Def
' NO. 3.-Desiri
ate oil Main strd
held. House y!
pair. Frico l/>w dota^g
one-third Nov. '7!S.
I NO. 4.-S50 Acres ? No
key Creek, about 5 miles West of Jouit?
sion Depot-on one, two and three year?
yo. 5.-House and Lot in the town of
Edgefield-situatedconvenient to Church
es and School houses. House in good-'
repair. Price only fOCO.
NO. G.-250 Acres .land, situate at june- ?
tion of Turkey and Big Stephen?' Creaks,
15 miles West of Edgetield C. H. New
Dwelling and new Gin House and Screw;
all necessary out-buildings ; pleasant
neighborhood; 100 acres in "cultivation ;
100 acres heavily timbered; One cotton
and corn lands', and unsurpassed l^c
grain; splendid mill seat on place. Prie\.
$1,(500-one-half cash; balance on twelve v
NO. 7.-125 Acres, known as tho Wade
Place, 2 miles West of Red Hill;jrood
cabin and outbuildings; sniricienirnwd^J
open for2 horse farm; woodland ex^| ;
lent. Price ?500-one half cash ; "
on 12 months' time.
XO. 8.-10 Acre Town Lot,
old Stage Road, half mile fr
Square. Lot well fenced. W
at a bargain.
N0.9.-1 House and Lot m
of Edgelicld, on Main Street,
lie Square. A very desirable
House. Aero Lot.* Price ?0
NO. 10.-200 Acres
on Rockv Creek, West sidTJPHFfm'To'
Road, near Gilgal Church. Price ?3
per acre, cash.
NO. H.-154 Acres, near Phim Bran
Church; comfortable Dwelling' and
necessary outbuildings ; productive so
well watered ; convenient to Church a
Schools. Price ?1,000-one-half casu.
NO. 12.-The "Strother Place," co
t?ining 400 acres, situate 13 miles Nor
of Edgefield C. H., and S milos West*
Johnston. Large, comfortable Dwelling
Store House, Gin House, and all nece
gary outbuildings; About 200 acres;
cultivation; balance finely timbered lad
A very desirable place^-a beautiful ai
pleasant hume, and a productive sq
weil adapted to either cotton or grai
and thoro is a linc variety of Fruit on il
place. The dwelling ?done cost mo
money than is now asked for the enti
property. Price. 84,000-one-half p
ole this 1'all, the balance 1st Dee., '77
NO. 1.?..-One Tract of 200 or 4G0.A
situated near Johnston Depot, wjl?
rnganiTirsual r,^t-bul!dTng\. }
per acre* one
some one t j
NO. 14.-A Farm of 120 Acre*!
in cultivation-line land. Drtvo?^
other buildings on premise/; AA
lam's of J. A. Bland, L??. Johr:*.|
othors, and lying aboox-i miles nc\
Johnston. Price, jflO pei acre-ono.,
NO. 15.-Ono Traci of G7G .veres, wi
land, on Big Horso Creek, and wii
one mile of the C. C. Sc A. Raiiroai
one and a half miles from Miles's S'
and eight miles from Granitovilie.
improvements, the entire Traer veil t
bored. Price, ;<"> per acre; one-third o
long time on balance.
Also, other Land, and Houses and 1
-and all offered at very low ligures^
Parlies having lands for salo tffl^ff..^
it to their interest to offer tliem'throngd^
Real Estate will be properly advertised <
without charge to the owner of the prop- :
crty; and no expense will be inclined
unless a sale is effected.
j?2T? Commissions at moderate rates.
vt. ic. DUKISOET,' '
Insurance and Kcal Estate Agent.
July 19, 1S7C. -If :tl
e ha\i" cash. ? ^jJ
? the Office of thc "EDGEPIELI? An
VEETISEU" BLANKS of nearly everv de
scription can bc found, consisting ir, arl
COMPLAINTS-on Pro! _
Pavee or Bearer against Maker
against all thc parties,' MakeV, EudorK] '-'
COMPLAINTS-for Goods Sold.
-iLr Work and La
bor, ?cc, &c, &c.
SU M MOXS,-for relief.
" -for Money BeinalJl; " ^T^j
- -by the Court. . f~* ri
" ** -on Jury \'erdict.
.' -by Default, according
to recent amendments cf the Code.
J rjDGMENTS-by Confession.
" - ot Fara* [csi?a?gnl
EXECUTIONS, latest form.
SUBPOENA WP ITS.
SUBPOENA TTTTrij ? ''
NOTICES OP APPEARANCE.
NOTICES OF RETAINER and IT..
M AND of COMPLAINT.
" -for Kent.
FORECLOSURES OF LIENS
C ON V EY ANC ES OF REAL EST ATP
and MORTGAGES of the same.
MORTGAGES for personal property.
Trial Justices' Blanks.
. BONDS FOR APPEARANCE
EXECUTIONS, ?fcc, ?fcc.
Blanks needed, and not on band, will
be supplied on short notice.
All our Bianka are sold at Charleston
pnces, by thc quire, postage added.
Jan. 19, 1876. tf 5
Slate ol' Som h ~ Carolina.
Court of Probate.
BY* ?-,B,??ey. Judge of Prol
Whereas, Jesse Jones, C. c. C. P L
applied to mo for Letters of Ad Hil
tration of thc Estato and etfecis of j
lis Saicher, dee'd. The.^0 are thora
io cPe and admonish all and sitian ls]
kindled and creditors of the
Iis Salehcr, deceased, tl:n?.
appearAjjeforo me, in UV
bate, to bo held at TLC
30th' Aug*. 1S7G, at ll'
noon, to shew cause,
why the sardAdminiet?
bo granted. Cr.xn " "
15th day of Aug., '