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BY THOS. J. ADAMS.
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EDGEFiELD, S. C., DECEMBER 23, 1880.
VOL. XLVI.-NO. a
K?Tld Friends : Again it is our pleasant privilege to w
jatronage in the p?isr, io call your attention to our BOUNTIFUL SUI']
?i*-!? ~>..-.o- Aitva' rliipinrr n ropont vioir'trk Rjkirvinra .inri AT,,,,, V~..l- TI) .
patronage in me p?isr, io can your auennon to our BU U IN TH?" UL 5?U l'PLY
with great care' duriug a recent visits to Baltimore and New York Wa beg
we guarantee satisfaction in every particular.
You will fiad in our collection, among many othsr ?rdeles which want <
EVERYTHING Pf Jul SOVEL K TOYS, FOR pilLD
?PLAIN anil F.VNCY CANDIES,
APPLES, PINE APPLES.
RAISINS. CITRON, CURRANTS,
FIGS, PRUNES, DATES,
Etteefield-C. H., S. C., Dec 5,18S0.-3t52
rOCOANUTS. BRAZIL NUTS,
PECAN NUTS, CHESTNUTS,
HAKD au . SOFT>NHELL ALMONDS
ENGLISH WALNUTS, PINDERS.
LOTIONS, BOOTS, SHOES. EATS,
And General Plantation Supplies.
SST Highest .Harket Price Pasd for ?o$3o?t.-?a
September 15, 1S80.-tjanl.
! i -'
COOKING STOVES. HEATING STOVES, GRATES. TIN
. WARE and BOUSE FURNISHING GOOKS.
A very Heavy $toc"i o? such Stoves as (lie
"l^Cjgf^lOR'f^ ".I'BW giMARgg'
LASTER," and "EAGLE."
SENI? FOR CIRCULARS OF THE ABOVE STOVES.
TINWARE IN Gil EAT VARIETY.
ALL GOODS SOLD LOW.
W. I. BELPH,
Sept. 8,1S80.-jan 1] 831 Broad St., Analista, Cia.
D. Hi. FULLERTON
Wholesale ant! Retail
STOVE DEA. LER,
628 Broad St., Augusta, Ga.
For Fifteen yfars past we hav?
been supplying the people of South
Carolina and Georgia with that ?reat- WA^M
est of home comforts, the COOKING ^S?^
STOVE, and yet the call is for more,
and especially of the sort that FI?LLERTOft keep?.
l@r"JtlEPAlRS can be had for Shoves sold 30, 12 and 15 vears ago. Foi
"STOVES, TIN and WOODEN WA RE, sail on
Oct. 6, 18S0.-4m44) FULLERTON .
R. H. SULLIVAN,
ITAKE pleasure in announcing to my
friends and acquaintances throughout
ridgefield Cbuntv, that I am now with
the old and reliable linn of O'DONNE Mi
? BURKE, Grocers and Commission
Merchants, where I will bestall limes
rglad to see and serve them.
Weare offering Flour. Meal. Sugar,
Coffee, Syrups. .Bacon. Hams, Lard,
and in fact ALL KINDS of Groceries, as
iow as you can find them in the city.
Please give me a call, and I will obli
gate myself to give you satisfaction.
R. H. SULLIVAN.
Augusta,' Ga, Sept 22, 1880. 3tn4S
TWO TRACTS OF LOB F03
Owrtaios ICS Acres, on Augusta A Knox'
ville Kail road. Comfortable Dwelling
and lorant Houses. Good well of watei
and rumping stream of water. In bigl
.state of cultivation. 40 acres in nativi
TRA?-? ?V0. 2,
Contains 278 Acre?, in Collier Township
fl miles from Railroad. Four Tenar.
Houses. 4 Plow farm. Good tenants
who are willing to remain. All tho lam
Tracts will be sold separate.
R. G. M. DUNOVANT,
Real Estate A cent.
Aug. 1, ti 35
STEAM SAW MILL !
IWILL Saw for tho Local Trade fo
the next three months, and perhap
longer. AH orders promptly rilled, am
am prepared to deliver the same.
O. F. GOODWIN.
Trenton, 8. C., Nov. in, 1SS0. tf 5
AFINE pair of Mules, 16 hands high
well built, in fine condition, wil
?work well either to the plough, buggv
in single or double harness. Guarantee
to be sound. Will be sold at private sal
on easy terms. If not sold before th
first Monday in January, will be sold ?
auction oh that day at ?dgefield C. H.
Dec. 14-2t2j Ninety-Sir, S. C.
711 HSroa-J St.,
UNDER M A MX IC HAL
Large cash purchases enable us io i
h thc public Superior Pianos and Ort
\ al less than is charged by aaents ichc
! . only on consignment. Call and era?,
(,ir r$/AckaJi we are determined to unde
I j any house south of Kew York. Pian*
STEINWAY & SOE
\\ J. C. FISHER. HILLINGS & Cl
1 ORGANS OIF
.1. ESTE? 4 M.- LORIM ii M
I WJLCOX am! WHITE, A3ILRK
t . Several nev ? ?>!yles '?UKI received PA
h ; Lescnption of Musical Merchandist
i ; (/reaty reduced pri?es Loire*/. Pi
?and easiest 'erm* is ou? .ito'(o.
Angosta, fia., 0?t. 27. ISSO. ?nv
560 ACRES ei Und, 5 mi
j ! from the Greenwood & Augusta Ri
; road. A number of Tenant Hon
j thereon. Wood and Water abi
ij i dant.
1 j Land productive. Price moder
? Applv to,
I R. G. M. B??H?VANT,
it REAL ESTATK AGENT,
Edgefield C. H., S. C,
July?, 1880. . tf 31
'ou a MERRY CHRISTMAS, and whi'e returning thanks for your liberal
of .NICE and BEAUTIFUL CHRISTMAS GOODS, which were selected
; that you may either call and look through our Stock, or give us an order, as
)f apace prevents our naming, choice lines of
??M, TOILET AND FANCY ARTICLES, FOE PRESENTS,
FIEE WORKS, FRESH OYSTERS,
TOMATOES, LOBSTERS, *
SALMON, MI %CE MEAT,
DEVILED HAM and TURKEY,
JELLIES, BRANDY PEACHES,
PICKLES. SAUCES, CHEESE,
SPICES of all kinds, GELATINE,
FLAVORING EX'l KA CTS.
G. L. PENN & SON.
?FINE FRENCH MILLINERY, VELVETS, RIBBONS,
NOVELTIES IN NECK WEAR, FANCY & JET JEWELRY, &c.
No. 72$ Broad St., Binder CentraQ Moi el.
Oct 7,1880,) AUGUSTA GA. (3m44
take pleasure in announcing to the public that urbare now opening one of thc
FINEST STOCKS OF FURNITURE
\ EVER OFFERED IN THIS CITY.
No Old Stock lo Work Off . Alf the Very Latest Styles.
We have visited nil the principal markets i ti the United States and (an safely say
! we have all the most modern patterns of j ho season. Wo will have everything in
I the Furniture Line, and et prices that will compare willi ...nv market South of B.d
; t Woore DON'T BUY UNTIL YOU SEE OU P. STOCK, it will be" completo in
. every particular. WE GUARANTEE SATISFACTION.
J. L. BOWLES & CO.,
August 25,1-530- 6m3S No. 717 BEOAD ST., AUGUSTA, GA.
1880-FALL AND WINTER,
The Leading Manufacturas and Importera o?
And|offered"t > the Trude, our Friends ?nd the Publie, at
*S KOCK 'OJ^mmri'tiiir. TQ-?T^'
t>ODY p od Tapestry rmUSSELS, MOt?UETS VELVET, Three-ply and ?nlTi?i
> CARPETS-all qualities. CRUMB CLOTHS. DOOR M ATS, li EARTH RUGS
A full line of New Chromos, including "Our coming President, General Hancock."
Hair (Moth and Cpholsterers' Trimmings. Floor and Table Oi! (Moths, Lace Cur?
tains, Cornices und Bands. Window Shndes-all sises ; Piano and Table Covfirs,
Wall Pup. ft and Borders, French Terrys, Curtain Goods. CRETONNES for Lam
brequins, China and Cocoa Maltings, and a big slock of ali goods in my line.
James G. Bailie, 713 Broad St.
Old Original Carpet Stove, J''.stal>lish??d 3>'(
FRESH ST^TFTROCERIES !
IH AVE in store and arriving f>00 cases Canned Goods, Meats, Vegetables and
Fruits of every varioty. New Preserves. Jellies, Crackers, Mackerel-No. 1 and
iu Mess ; Salmon and Boneless Codfish. Ali grades ot Sugar. Coffees, Teas, Soups,
Starch. Etc., Onions, Cabbages. Potatoes. Apples, Straw and Rattan Brooms, Scrub
Rrushes, Long and Short Handle Hair Brooms, Tubs. Pails, Clothes Hampers,
Clothes Baskets, Markot Baskets, etc., all which 1 oiler at the lowest prices for cash
JAMES G. BAILIE,
Old Original Carpel Store. Established 1Q08.
Oct. 0, lSS0.-3tn4i] 713 BROAD STREET.
FOS PIANO BUYERS.
I Large Reduction in prices of tho fa
; vorite "SOUTHERN the most
j popular Pianos in America. Over50,000
j now in uf>e Sold hy us for 10 years past
w'tb splendid satisfaction. 7 Oct., larne
! ?ixe, Rokewood Case, beaut! /il tone, only
? ??I7i> 74 Oct., largt tsize, great, volume
j of tone, only $200. Ti Oct., Square Grand,
i ?> -?trin??-s Magnificent case, (tiuest made)
j only $250. Stool and over with each,
i At these prices tue best and cheapest P?
lanos ever sold by any He der "ortb or
South; Ju days lest trial ; ?? years guar
antee. Easy installments, with small
increase on casi? rates. Buy a Southern
! Gem, and you arc absolutely certain of j
getting a bargain and a reliable Piano.
Address, for Fall 1880 Prif-e List and Cat
alogues. Ludden ?fc Bates* Southern
Music House, Savannah, Ga. [2t2
neillK Tract of Land, known as the
JH. "Bartley Place," upon the McNarv's
Ferry road,*(! miles from Johnston De
pot, containing 23S acres. Has a good,
comfortable dwelling house, servants'
houses, ?fcc 109 acres open. Price91,200
-one-third cash, balance in one >:tid two
J. lt. ADDISON.
Deo. 15, 1880. 2t2
There is no civilized nation in the West
ern Hemisphere in which the utility ol
Hosteler's Stomach Bitters as a tonic
co rectlve, and anti bilious medicine, if
not known and appreciated. While it ii
a medicine for all seasons and all ell
mates, it is especially suited to the com
plaints generated by the weather, being
the purest and best vegetable stimulant
in the world.
For sale by Druggists and Dealers, h
whom apply for Hostetter's Al manne fm
ONE blp.ek ho?se COLT, ii months old
with white spot in forehead, and ha<
a muzzle on when it left. Any informa
lion winch would lead to the recovery n
.aid colt will be liberally rewarded.
Address W. E. TU UN EU,
Pleasant Lane, Edgofield Co., S. C.
Dec, l'o, 18^0. 2t2
State of South Carolina
NOTICE is hereby given thal, by vir
tue nf an ordevof L. charlton, l?sq.,
Judge of tho Probate Court for Edgelieid
Cornily, dated lUh'December, 1RW, the
undersigned administratrix will sell at
the * .te resident of J. T. Johnson, de
ceased, on the 2Uth December, 15so, all
I thu personal efl'ects of tho saki J. 'J'. John
Bon, consisting ol'
1 Marc and two colts, 0 head of mules,
110 head of < attie, 1 yoko of oxen, l lot of
i hogs, 2 wagons, 1 c?rt, 1 buggy and bar?
! ness, 4 bales of colton, I lot, cotton seed,
j 500 bushels of oats, blacksmith tools,
' plantation implements, household and
! kitchen furniture:
1 Terms of sale : Cash.
MARY J. JOHNSON, Adm'x.
Dec. ll, 1880. 2t2
Mice io Teachers o? F?i!>l?e
rT^H? general examination of applicants
A for teachers1 graded cartinceies, foi'
Edgell eld county, will he held at Edge
? Held C. H., on the lira! Saturday in .Tan
I nary, ISSI. Special examinations will
I nor be y ran lcd, oxicpt in such eases as
I may lie absolutely necessary for the good
?of the Public Schools.
I The Public Schools will open tho Sec
ond Monday in January.
J. W. EIDSON, s.e.u.c.
Dec. li, ISM'?. 2r2
1,400 Acres of Land for
$3,000, on Easy Terms
rpHEabove land is situated*on th*?
A. Huns, 1<> miles from Aiken and
miles from Montmorcnci Depot, on tin
J. O. Railroad.
Tho improvements consist of. a Dwell
ing, containing eight (S) rooms, with all
necessary out-building*. An expendi
ture of $300 on the buildings would make
them worth the money asked for thc
About -100 acres nf open land and a linc
water power, with mill dam already
built. Title:; ported.
For further particulars address
Deo. 1, 1SS0.-tf 52] Aiken, S. C.
50,000 CROSS TI RR for tin
Edgetleld, Trenton A: Aiken Railroad.
LEWIS JONES, Pres't.
A. J. NORRIS, Sec'rv.
Dec. 1, 1S80. 4152
THE undersigned, Administrator oi
the estate ol'Elizabeth Mundy, de
ceased, will make t: linul settlement ii
the odice of the Probate Jmlgo forsfidgc
field county, on the lirst Monday in Jan
uarv, ISSI, and will apply farad isobar?
ELBERT M TN DY!
Nov. 23, 1SS0. Stfil
WHEN not at Ed*'.Held Vi Usgo,
can bc found at Meeting Street, pr?
pared to attend to my law practico. Cap
P. B. Waters, ol Johnston, is still a-si
ciated with me. Collections a speeialt;
Nov. 10, 1830. ' Itm-M
A VERY GRAVE EXHORTATION.
I believe- you isn't married, Ned ?
Yon doesn't know the sweets
Vat waits upon that happy state.
Von man and woman meets,
; The hii-sumx varmemotions, Ned,
The drops vithitv?he eyes,
I Tiie nice vashMffifoffi^ydaqi'd stock- I
And all them tender ties.
j You don't know vat it i's, Ned,
V ile lying in your lied,
, To gaze on careful woman's form,
Vile the breakfast things is spread,
Yen you don't want to get up, Ned ;
Tho kiver feels so nice;
And she says, "Do tako another cup,
And this hore 'tother.slico "
! Vile the fire is burning bright, Ned,
And all upon the Chair
j Your linen and your^rawers, Ned,
Is hanging up to air.
I axes every heart, Ned,
Vot isn't made of steel,
If they can gaze upon^fcat fire,
And not a varming feel
Oh ! wery.few, indeed^Ned,
Knows ven they're truly happy ;
Ven the baby is fetch^^n, Ned.
"To kiss its lazy pappy !"'
You little tency, peney tbiug
Its mammy-tani and eather;
You bossed babe-it wai tho th weet
It couldn't be no tweeter.
"You dod-a-besse.d angel, you
It pulls its pappy's hair !
Take lingers nat of pappy's cup
Don't cry, then, thvveetest-there !
Oh lie! to spill all pappy's tea !
You naughty, ducky, dandy,
Owny, dony, roguey, ppguey,
Th weet as sugar candy."
Oh, Ned ! there are <son^ m?nente yeji
The sternest heariswItTqaiver,
Just let the baby spill your tea,
Vile you're beneath the klver,
Von little hand within your hair,
Tho 'tether in your cup ;
Don't vouder if we sometimes fool
As we csuld "eat "em up.;'
THE REGRCTAS ? RULER.
TUE FALLEN LEADERS o? SOUTH
The Galaxy ol' Able Negro Orators
and Politicians That Kided the Pal
metto State-Why They Have Pal
ten-What They Have Done for the
[Editorial Cor. Philadelphia Times ]
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec 10.-The
problem of negro 8eH--pule has not
been solved, aa the true solution must
be the work of years of opportunity
lor growth in fitness lorjscft'-rule, but
it bas been fairly tried in two por
tions of the Union since tba*war, and
in both instances it 'has resulted in
debauched leadeis a'nd demoralized
followers, leaving theigeneral condi
tion of the ra?i-wo^rjjj^?a^se of the u
black man, who ha?een a slave in
the South and a meMal in the North,
and whose-education; waa either posi
tively interdicted or neglected, should
prove himself proficient in self-rule,
without aid or evengy empathy from
the mass of the whfteft, is to judge
him by a standard that would over
throw every principle of popular gov
ernment; but a country that is strag
gling to solve the problem of univer
sal suffrage, with great States subject'
to the numerical majority of ignorant
and thriftless masses, must carefully
study every recurring phase of the
effort. lu Washington City, where
the negro was first enfranchised, the
nation exhibited to the world the
mo3t corrupt, profligate and demor
alized government to be found in the
Union, au? the same political power
that gave the ballot to the black men
of the capital was compelled to re
voke the elective franchise and save
the credit and good name uf Wash
ington by making the negro voiceless
in htsTJw??" g?TterffifieTfCT- ?t~was a sad
necessity-and a ead confession of the
failure of suffrage when exercised by
race prejudice without, intelligence ;
but the same Republican statesmen
who gave the right of self-rule to the
black manir, the capital of the na
tion, had to rescue the capital from
destruction ?ind shame by sweeping
Negro Kule In Smith Carolina.
lu no section of the Union did the
olorel race have such an opportuni
ty to succeed in creditable self rule
as in South Carolina, and the failure
has simply made it impossible for
them to regain power in this State
for many years to come. That the
illiterate-bondman of yesterday should
rule a great State wisely to-day, could
not he expected ! but the masses have
failed to be just to themselves and to
the power they were suddenly called
upon to exercise, mainly beciuse of
thc cor: (ption and faithlessness of tLe
leaders of the race. South Carolina
had a gtlaxy of colored leaders wheu
recoDstmciion committed the control
of the State to the preponderating
race-that has nob J*&*n equaled in
ability md culture in any other por
tion of the country; and if they had
been honest with their race and with
povrpr, the negro masses would have
been elevated, instead of demoraliz
ing them, and they would have been
taught industry, selfreliance and thrift
instead of appealing to the passions,
prejudices and low cupidity of igno
rance. When I recall the long list of
able, negroes who were prominent in
the early Republican rule of South
Carolina, and follow them through
their gradual deecent into dependence
or sharae, it presents a pointed com
mentary upon the problem of self
rule by the negro. There are negro
manes connected with the control of
South Carolina which should have
mudo the Slate and the race illustri
oas in the elevation of the freedr.
and in the jost government of
commonwealth. And many of tl
I were native? of the State. Carde
! Rai ney, Smalls and Nash were
I born in slavery ; Cardoma was mi
free by hisfatnerrmaster; Rainey p
"c'&a^ his own freedom before I
war, -and Smalls and Nash were mi
free by emancipation. These m
endowed with uncommon intelligei
and knowing the bondsman's cn
life, should have been each a Mbi
to lead hie people into the promie
land of self-role ; but* Cardoza a
Smalls are convicts to-day, and Na
escaped the criminal dock by confi
sion and resignation of his seat in t
Senate. Rainey alone escaped a c
reer of crime, and he ceased to be r.
tential with his race. Of the otb
distinguished negro leaders I rect
the untutored but eloquent Whippe
who carne from Michigan the sbrev,
and unscrupulous Porvis, who di
honored an honored name in Phil
delphia; the brilliant Elliott, wi
fitted himself in the free schools
Massachusetts to answer tho Coufei
erate ex-Vice-President Stephens i
triumjm on the floor of Congress; tl
lawyer, Wright, who was the first n<
gro admitted to the bar in Penney
varna, and who rose to the Saprem
Bench of the State; the cultured Di
lany, who won college honors.in Ohi
and once made a bold stand for neg:
reform by running as the reform oat
didate for Lienteoant-Governor, an
the sagacious Boseman, who serve
his race by nestling down a6 th
Charleston postmaster. There wer
o: bars of mora or less ability, but th
half 6core I have named shonld hav
made South Carolina a most prosper
eus Commonwealth, and her numeri
cal majority of freedmen a happy an<
wisely self-ruled people.
How the Negro Leaders Fell.
The mau who shonld have been th
foremost ol' his race in honor and use
fulness is Cardos*. He had'every
thing to make him faithful and emi
nent. He possesses superior natura
abilities, was thoroughly educated ii
Scotland when nominally a slave, . n
tered the ministry and was the rc
epected pastor of a New Englani
congregation when emancipation an<
reconstruction brought him back ti
aid his people in the escape fron
darknees. He came here with th
Slurent and loftiest aims, and was th
irst Secretary of State under th'
oarpet-baR.raii?o. - ale was purposely
assigned to that position by u??xuii?^
white and black adventurers becausi
he was honest, as his official dutiei
gave him no power of restraint upoi
his thieving associates; but the luxu
ry of crime was around him on eyeri
side ; he learned to tolerate it anc
soon his good purposes were lost ii
the ileod-tide of corruption thatsurg
ed agaiust him. He was deemed suf
ficiently demoralized tobe made Stat*
Treasurer under the later and mon
violent reign of debauchery, and hi
ended a convict. He was saved fron
sentence by the general treaty o
peace between the contending forcei
of the State that saved Patterson
Smalh&nd Nash, with Cardoza, fron
the penitentiary ; gave Butler his seal
in the United States Senate ?nd end
ed various Federal prosecutions foi
violation cf the National electior.
laws. Cardoza ia now a clerk undei
the Hayes administration. Whipper
was one of the earliest of the legis
lative jobbers, and succeeded in foist
ing himself into a judicial election
but both sides revolted against such s
mockery of justice and he .was com
pelled to surrender'his claim to tnt
office. He is now a local leader and
pettifogger among the semi-barbarout
negro hoi des of Beaufort. Purvif
was a prominent leader in the HOUSE
as chairman of a mo6t important com
mittee, and he did as much as any
one to hasten the overthrow of the
negro rule. He nov/resides ia Charles
ton and is a beneficiary of the Na
tional Government. Elliott is one ol
the ablest and boldest of the race 1
have known. He gathered a fair ed
ucation in the Massachusetts free
schools, and developed into ene of thc
most brilliant and sagacious leaden
of the State. He was Adjutant-Gen
eral, Speaker of the House aud mem
ber of Congress, and his famous de
bate with Alexander H. Stephens iii
the National House of Representa
t ves stamped him as capable of higb
leadership among men. But he de
voted his great abilities to the work
of plunder instead of elevating and
benefiting his race, and when the
State was robbed until both whites
and blacks were impoverished, the
deluded negroes deserted Lim, and
he now basks in the sunshine of Pres
ident Hayes as a department subordi
nate in Washington. Wright had a
rare opportunity to make a creditable
record for himself, his race and hie
adopted State. He had opaned the
way for the elevation of his colored
brethren by gaining the first admis
sion to the bar in Pennsylvania, and
he WAS chosen one of the Supreme
Judges in South Carolina. He wat
not eminently fitted for the position
although he could have filled it cred
itably by the exercise of judicial in
tegrity, but his decisions soon became
a matter of open barter, and dissipa
tion followed his disgrace until he
finally resigned to escape unanimous
1 impeachment. Smalls is of the hero
ic mould. He is remembered aa the
j slave who run his vessel into the Uni
on blockade to cast his fortunes with
the defenders of the Government. He
ie illiterate, of course, but a nar. of
rare natural -abilities. ^-H? shotihl
have been a beacon light for his race
to guide them lo advancement, indus
j try and honest thrift, but he ended
his career in State politics as a con
vict and carried hie dishonor into
Congress. He was a candidate again
at the late election, but his own race,
although largely in the majority and
able to elect him under any rule,
jave wearied of a leadership that has
degenerated into mean ambition and
plunder, and he was largely beaten.
Nash was an illiterate hotel servant
in this city before the war, but he had
much of the ability and more of the
selfish cunning of Smalls^ and he was
an omnipotent local leader for a time,
making himself Senator and Presi
dential elector in 1870. He held the
fate of Hayes in his hands when the
result in the State was questioned,
and he made the most of it. Ile pub
licly professed to have received a
large offer from the Democrats to vote
j for Tilden, but whites and blacks un
derstood that it was simply notice
that the Republicans must pay his
price, and it had to be done. He
confessed his guilt as a Senator and
resigned to save prosecution, and he
is now in obscure retirement with
none so poor aa to do him reverence.
Boseman made a battle} for himself
and is still comfortably fixed os post
master in Charleston, au I Delany is
a Trial Justice by the,-favor of the
Democratic Governor. Rainey pur
chased his own freedom and has been
active in the Republican control of
the State without becoming noted as
a jobber. He was assailed as corrupt,
but it was because he tolerated rather
than participated in corroptio., and
the searching investigation that fol
lowed the overthrow of the carpet
baggers failed to stamp him with
guilt, bnt he bas lost his power with
his race because he is regarded as a
placeman, and he now fills a Wash
ington clerkship. Such is tue sad
story of the decline or fall of the
ablest body of negro leaders ever felt
in any of the States.
Tbe Result Upon tb? Hace,'
None know better than the masses
of the colored voters of South Caro
lina that their .attempt at self-rule,
has beeu a t errible failure, \and they?
Ir?ro now diatrosttul of all colored
leaders, while they have nothing but
curses for the desperate white adven
turers who impoverished both races
while assuming to elevate and beuefit
the negro. It was this feeling that
made the election of Hampton possi
ble in 1S7C, and the sceptre once
wrested from such a race, will not
soon be jegained. They feel little
hope of aiding themselves by ? negro
restoration. They saw the State rob
bed of lands for negro homes and the
property stolen by those who claim d
to be the friend of the negro.. They
saw taxes wratg fro n property to
educate the negro, and a large por
tion stolen outright and the schools
made merely a mockery of ?ducation.
Now they see seventy-five thousand
colored children in free schools, and
nearly twelve hundred colored teach
ers instructing them under the benefi
cence of the State. They see; also,
an amendment of the Constitution
adopted making, fixed and ii revoca
ble appropriations for free and equal
education, aud the Governor of the
State declaring for still greater in
crease in the facilities for instructing
both whites and blacks. They see
business and confidence revive; they
have more labor and better pay ; they
are steadily increasing their friendly
relation's with the whites by leases of
lands and many of them are becom
ing small proprietors since they ceas
ed to neglect industry to follow the
commands of selfish leadere,. and a
large proportion of the more thrifty
class have openly tajien their politi
cal stand with the whites, while thou
sands of others, especially in minori
ty counties, refuse to take any part
in politics. They have a majority of
from twenty to thirty thousand in the
State on a strict color line division,
but there will never be another solid
negro vote cast in this State. Supe
rior intelligence and will must rule
here as in all other places in the
world, and both whites and blacks
understand it. There will be unjus
tifiable methods here to repress such
negro counties as Beaufort and Char
leston, and thf.y will need the cor
recting hand pf justice; but until all
the laws of human nature and of in
terest shall be reversed, the white
man will rule the inferior race, and
he will do it better in the South at
this time tian the negro can rule
himself. This ?6 hot the sentimental
view of th? race issne in the Sonth,
but it is tho truth. A. K. M.
The moating of the State Grange
last week Yt Charleston was one of
the best eva* held. The reports of
the officers showed that the member
ship was large!? in excess of last
' year; that the Gange is in a good
. working couditiot. and that the mern
i bership is fully al .ve to the. ag ric ul
? tural interests of tie State.
Ha ia pi os and Sherman.
AB Interesting Communication From
Bishop Ilowf-lVhat the Senator
Meant by Girioc the Secreta ry
23 LYNCH STREET, Dec. 14, '80.
'To the Editor of thc News cC (hu
rter: I enclose tbe within letters for
a place in your paper, if yon will
please publish them. . I have not had
Senator Hampton's permission to do
' so, bu; I trust he will pardon me if I
? am wrong, in view . of the publicity
of the matter referred to, and also of
your California letter in to day's is
sue, which gives, a meaning io Gov
ernor Hampton's letter which he dis
claims. Very respectfully,
W. B. W. HOWE
CHARLESTON, NOV. 24, IS SO.
My Bear Governor Hampton : I
feel assured ihat you will not misin
terpret my motive or think I am in
termeddling iu your private aftVirs if,
from my high appreciation of your
character and deservedly great influ
ence, I venture to write to you in
reference to your late correspondence
with Mr. John Sherman, and which I
saw published in the New York pa.
pera. Shortly aftei said publication
I was conversing with a friend about
political affairs, and (if you will par
don me) expressed much admiration
for yourself. My admiration wa9
thought, to he inconsistent with the
fact that in the correspondence above
referred to'you had plainly intimated
your readiness to meet Mr. Shermaa
on the Held should .he demand such
meeting. Knowing you.to be a com
municant of our church, I ventured
to put a different construction on
your words. In giving your address
I said that most likely you meant to
let Mr. Sherman know that you were
not to remain in Charlottesville, but
were on your way hom?, an I that if
he wished to explain himself in any
way he must address you at Columbia.
Since my return home, however,"ic
has been intimated to mc that I was
mistaken is my apprehension of your
meaning, and that it was your pul
p?se to give Mr. Sherman, if he de
sired it, a hostile meeting.
I hope, my dear sir, that you will
not think me impertinent if I ?sk
whether my construction was right or
wrong, that I may know the opinion
of one whose influence is deservedly
very great in the Church as w?il as
State. I remain, my dear sir, * most
trhTy yours, W. B. W. HOWE.
Hon. Wade Hampton, Columbia.
D?KCAXS?Y, J?ISS , Dec. 5. 18-s?.
MY DEAR Sis: Your kind letter
Fas forwarded; from Columbia anti
reached me only yesterday. I am
very much obliged to you for the in
terest you have shown in my behalf,
and yon were entirely right in the
construction you placed upon my note
to Mr. Sherman. That was written
as I passed through Charlottesville,
and I naturally gave my proper ad
dress. ,It never occurred to rae ?or a
moment t?*dt any one would construe
my languag* as giving or inviting a
Mr. Sherman forgot the propriety
of his official position as weil as of
mine when he made a scandalous
charge against me in a public speech.
I called hi* attention to the language
he was reported to have used in a
courteous letter, thus giving him the
opportunity to disclaim or explain his
utterance. In reply he not only re
iterated his charge, but he took that
opportunity to villiiy not only the
people whom I represented, but those
of the whole South. I could not
coude8( end to notice his slanderous
attack upon the South, and I simply
denounced his charge connecting me
with the Kju-Klux aa false. I could
do no less than this, for there never
was a ialeer charge made, nor have I
ever known a grosser violation of pei
sonal courtesy or of official propriety
than that of which he waa guilty.
It has beeu my good fortuna never
to have been involved in an "affair
of honor" in any way, save as a peace
maker, and it is a source of deep grat
ification to me to know that I have
been instrumental in settling mary
difficulties amicably. But I write
merely to assure yon that you did me
only justice in the view you took of
my language, and to thank you for
the kindness you have shown.
I hope, therefore, that you will not
misconstrue my meaning when I te l
yon that " my address" will be Wash
ington after the 10th. With my bi st
wishes, I am very respectfully and
truly yours, WADE HAMPTON.
Rt. Rev. Bishop Howe.
Rational Treatment and Positive
are what th. afflicted seek fir, ami those
who resort to Dr. Pierce's Family Medi
cines are not doomed to disappointment.
; So positively ellloae.iohs in his Favorite
Prescription in all caseses Of female
weaknesses, nervous and other deiange
ments incident to the sex, that this po
tent remedy is sold under a positive
guarantee. Vor particulars soe Pieroo's
Memorandum Book (given away by
druggists), or soo the wrappers OT thc
medicine. Sold by druggists.
WASEC?, Minn , April ?th, IS70.
K. V. PIERCE, M. D.:
Dear Sir-I feel that I should be neg
lecting my duty wore I to tail in gi vi li
my testimony as to tho value of your ;
medicines. For years T have bp?n a irraat
sufferer from a "complication of chronic j
diseases r ;??J? our puyslcians treated in
vain. now using your Favorite
Prescription and find mpself almost woll
Your medicino* have doon me more good
than anything I have ever used.
I remain, gratefully yours,
??RS. E. B, PARMALEE.
Mr. George J'. Lesesoe killed a bear
in Santee Swamp on the 29th ult
that weighed ")00 pounds. .
Tho "tonnage over the Camden
branch of the South Carolina ilai"F ^
road for last mouth was about a half
million in excess of what it was du
ring the same month last year.
A young bear was killed two week? .
ago, near Hendersonville, Colleton
County, by a little son of Dr. H. W,
A reward of $500 has been offered
by the wife of the murdered man for
the apprehension, with proof to con
vict, of the Maddox murderers.
Up to Tuesday night last there had
been received at the depot in Ander
son 13,474 balesof cotton, about2,500
more than to the same date last year.
Greenwood has a Castle of Knights
of the Golden Rule, forty strong, and
is threatened witli a Radical news
A large number of negroes arj
ieaving Abbeville county to worlj
the phosphate minea on the coast"!
There is less than a mile anda!
of grading to be done on the Atlantik
and French Broad Valley Railroad
between Pickeus Court House and
Four families of immigrants direet
?rom Germany, numbering 16 persons
in all, arriyed at Anderson on Thurs
day. Three of the families will go
to plantations of Messrs. B. F. Cray
ton & Sons and the other to Maj. J
' Mr. T. N. Dallis and Mr. Searle?,
of Mapleton, in Abbeville county,
have purchased a Clement attach
ment and will soon have it in opera
tion. It will be located on Little
River, and will be only the beginning
ofya number of improvements ixl that
The Hampton Guardian says: The
people are becoming clamorous for a
law to stop the traffic in seed cotton?
The mai. who buys need cotton rw
lav/fully i? wo^se than the vasa that
steals it, and i?? a nuisa*?* m f^J"
neighborhood. EegeaemWy pays for
it uulawfulJy M mean whiskey or
" chips and whetstones," while he en
courages rogues to rob his neighbon.
We learn from the Glenville ^?r*
y* 9 n
that fiftyeignt persons left one sec
tion of Anderson county" a week or~
ten days?go for Texas.
The incorporators bf the Greenville
and Laurens Railroad recently held a
meeting at Greenville. That these
two places should be connected by
rail there is not a doubt.
A number of divers and wreckers,
while operating inrTown Creek, in.
the vicinity of Charleston, recently
brought to the surface two cannon
which had evidently been used in the
Revolutionary war'. They are ten
feet in length and six inch bore.
W. C. Howard, cf G-ahamville,
Beaufort county, exhibited at the lat?.
Charleston Fair, a rice cleaner which
will clean and polish rice as good and
better than the old process of pound*
iug. A one-horse power machine*
worth $100, will clean fifty bushels a
day. The upland rice planters c .
now get their own machine and clean
thoir rice at home.
A special Washington dispatch to V
the New York Tribune says that Con- \ y
gressman O'Connor, of South Caroli* ;
ca, speaks rather despondently of the j
political outlook in the South. He
says that the solidity of that section
is passing away, and that if the pres
ent condition of affairs cou ti nues, he
wiii never again be a candidate for
Congress from thao District.
On Sunday night last while th?
family of Dr. Holmes, of Barnwell,
were holding prayer io one'of the
rooms of the dwelling, four miles from
the village, a negro robber put hid
hand thrbugh a broken pane of one.
of the side lights at the front door,
turned the key, walked deliberately
into another room and commenced
pillaging. Some of the family heard
the noise and called the doctor's at*
rention thereto. The villain was found
secreted under a lounge, the covering
of which did not quite reach the floor.
As soon es the fellow realized his po
sition, he slipped round Dr. Holmes,
who was after him, and got out into
the passage or hallway, ran down ts
the back door, unlocked it. and es
In noticing the Clarendon lynching*^)
he New York Herald says : "Des
pite the horror surrounding theorime,
.ve must deprecate such frequent re
sort to these mob executions, for th?
people cf the South should learn that
nummary justice is not always the
most effective in repressing crime."
Why deprecate lynchiug in the Sooth
iny more than in the West, -where
mob executions are far more numer
ous than in this latitude ? We know,
is the Herald does, that "summary
justice" is not always the most effec
tive in repressing crime; bat some
times it is-as when brutal negroes
murder white women. No law but
lyuch law has. any deterrent effect
upon negroes of the lowest class.-*
Xcws and Courier,