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TITUS.-J. ADAMS, - - - EDITOR
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12,1S95.
STATEMENT OF MR. BROOKS
Tn Regard io the Caning ol' the
Hon. Charles Sumner in 1S5G.
Columbia Evening News.
The following is thc original
statement of the Hon. Preston
S. Brooks, giving an ac
count of the flogging administered
bj him to Charles Summer. It re
calls a stormy time, wherein event
followed event in swift succession.
In personal life Mr. Brooks was
fearlessly brave and upright, pos
sessing qualities that to this day
render his memory dear to the
community in which he lived. The
charge circulated ly Northern pa
papers impugning his courage was
wholly false. Th<rre never was a
braver man. He might have erred
in judgment. But that was all.
He was a fair and fine type cf
thc old time Southern gentleman,
with all the chivalrous qualities
which that elder time began and
of which it furnished so many
But with the writer of these
lines all the interest centres in the
peaceful quiet and brooding so
lemnity of Leaside, where it stands
in its desolation to-day overlook
ing two verdant and fertile valleys,
sot in a frame-work of hills and
calling to life a thousand slumber
ing echoes from other years-des
olate now, but beauteous once with
the fine faces of lovely women
whose peers were not found in all
ihe laud, arid'whose presence len.
a glamour to the place which it is
all rifled of since.
We are straying upon dangerous
ground, for the memories of Nine
ty-Six are so rich aud full that
the heart will linger ioo long upon
?.hem. Best not to enter ;t land
where every hill has its history
anil pyery vale its legend, with
out leisure to dwell there.
The statement of Mr. Brooks is
candid, and follows tho line of
"In the Senate of the United
States on the 10th and 20th of May.
Mr. Sumner, of Massachusetts, de
livered a speech in which lie re
flected injuriously upon the State
of South Carolina, and was par
ticularly offensive tu .Senator But
ler, who is my relative. I prefer
red to sen the published speech,
and saw it for the first time on
The objectionable passages are
to bo found on the fifth, twenty
ninth and thirtieth pages of Mr.
Sumner's speech, which I have
marked with a pen, and are as fol
lows; But before entering upon
thf! argument, &c.
As soon as ? had read the speech
I felt it my duty to inflict some re
turn for the insult to my State
and relative. On Wednesday I
took a seat in tho Capitol grounds
expecting Mr. Sumner to pass.
While going down the lower steps
of the Capitol I met Mr. Edmund
6on, of Virginia, who is my per
sonal friend, and asked him to
walk with me to the seat. I then
informed him that it was my pur
pose to seo Mr. Sumner, and that
as he might be accompanied by
several of his friend?, I desired
him to remain with me asa wit
ness and for nothing else. I also
enjoined upon him on no account
to interfere. Mr. Sumner did not
pass by while we were so seated,
though we remained until half
past 12 o'clock. My colleague, Mr.
Keitt, joined us a few moments
beiore we returned to the House,
and so did senator Johnson, of
Arkansas. Neither one of them
were informed of my purpose du
ring that day. During the night
of Wednesday, and about 10
o'clock, I informed my colleague,
Mr. Keitt, and Mr. Orr, of my pur
pose. Tho next morning at ll
o'clock I took my position in the
Porter's Lodge to intercept Mr.
Sumner. I again waited until half
past 12 o'clock-the hour at which
both Houses of Congress meet.
While in the Porter's Lodge Mr.
. Edinundson, on his way to the Cap
itol, saw me and came in of his
own accord. He and I went to the
House together. Mr. Keitt went
that morning to Baltimore.
Being twice disappointed, I de
termined to keep my eye on Mr.
Sumner, and knowing that the
Senate would adjourn at an early
hour, I went to the Senate and
stood without the bar until it did
adjourn. Mr. Sumner continued
within the hall, though he did not
.all the time retain his seat. He
had upon his desk a large number
of his speech, and was, when not
interrupted, employed in franking
them. Several ladies continued in
the hall, some on the floor and
some in the gallen-.
I waited until the last lady left,
and then approached Mr. Sumner
in front and said: "Mr. Sumner, I
have read your last speech with
caro and as much impartiality as
is possible under the circumstances,
and I feel it my duty to say that
you have libeled my State and
slandered my kinsman, who is
aged and absent, and J have come
to punish you for it.'' As I utter
ed the word "punish" Mr. Sumner
offered to rise, and when about ,
half erect J -truck him a s'ighl i
blow with th'- smaller end of my
cane. He Ihen aros'- fully erect
anti endeavored to make battle; 1 j
was then compelled to strike him ?
harder than 1 had intended. About
the fifth blow he ceased to resist
and I moderated my blows, leon- '
tinned to strike Mr. S. until he ?
felt, when I ceased. J did not ?
strike Mr. Sumner after he had
;allen. The cane used by me was
an ordinary walking-stick, made
of gutta percha and hollow. I
used it because it was light and
elastic, and because I fancied it
would not break.
The cane had been presented to
me by a friend full three months
past. It had a thiu gold head and
was not loaed or even heav}\ Mr.
Sumner was never struck with the
larger end of the caue. When Mr.
Crittenden took hold of me, and
said something like "don't kiU
him," I replied that I had no wish
to injure him severely, but only to
.1 went to the Senate alone, asked
no one to go or to be with me. In
deed, no one knew of my purpose
to assail Mr. Sumner in the Sen
ate, nor would I have done so had
it not become manifest that he
would remain in the seat to a ver}'
late hour. The three gentlemen
who alone knew of my purpose
were neither present when the at
tack was made. Neither Mr. Orr
nor Mr. Edmundson were present
at any time of the affray to ni3'
knowledge. Mr. Keitt came up
when it was about half over.
I deem it proper to add that the
assault upon Mr. Sumner was not
because of his political principles,
but because of the jnsuiting lan
guage used in reference to my State
and absent relative.
P. S. BROOKS,
House of Representatives,
May 28, 1856.
A PLEASANT LETTER.
Our Gifted Correspondent iiav
mg Closed Iiis Flourishing
School, is off to the Annual Com
niencemeiit at Wofford, his Al
DEAR ADVERTISER: Bidding
farewell to my friends of Marlboro
where I have had a most delight
ful year in many respects, we turn
ed our face toward childhood's
home on Wednesday last. Accord
ing to a previously arranged pro
gramme we stopped over two days
with the family of Rev. C. D.Mann
formerly of the Saluda circuit but
who is now serving the people of
Timmonsville. Unexpectedly if
was our pleasant privilege while
there to witness a most beautiful
marriage-the contracting parties
being a Miss Traxler-daughter of
the ex-state Dispenser and a Mr.
Arnold of Greenville. Rev. Mr.
Mann oiliciated. The marriage
took place in the Baptist church
after which tho invited guests filed
their way to the beautiful home of
the bride's lather where the most
magnificent wedding supper eyes
ever locked upon was in waiting.
Rev. Mr. Manu is in high favor
with the people of Timmonsville;
this coald not be otherwise.
While here we make the acquain
tance of one of the leading mer
chants, Mr. McSween a native of
"old Scotia." Being a great lover
of Burns, nature's own poet, natu
rally enough our curiosity led us
to ask many questions coucorn'ttff-|-~
his beloved Ayrshire district. To
our delight a charming detailed
description of the poet's homG was
given, "Kirk Alloway" and sur
roundings beautifully painted, the
very spot occupied by auld Nick
("To gie them music was his
charge*') made so plain that we
could almost see it, while in fancy
we could see Tam's wonder-stricken
face when the lights were sudden
ly extinguished and a rush made
from every place of exit by the
midnight dancers all headed to
ward the hero of this the most hu
morous of Scottish poems.
"Ali Tam, ab Tam thou'Itget thy fairin
In hell they'll roast thee like a ber
Coming up yesterday on the W.
C. & A., we made the acquaintance
of Mr. Stackhouse, editor of the
Marion Star who was just return
ing from the Associated Press Con
vention recently held in Washing
ton. He and friend Bacon of the
Chronicla must have "chummed"
while in the Capital City, judging
from his conversation. But who
that ever conversed within Edge
field editor aud afterward found
not pleasure in recurring to it?
Friday night finds us in Colum
bia in company with a dozen other
Wofford boys on our way to Spar
enburg to witness the biggest com
mencement in the history of this
grand old institution. Here we
meet with Alumni whose heads are
fast becoming gray but in whose
bosoms beat hearts that thrill with
joy and pleasure unspeakable at
the mere mention of Wofford Col
Last night as we lay in our
room at the Jerome, "dewy gath
ered sleep" failed to come to our
weary eyes because of the "slush"
of a few len cent politicians just
across the street, who from the
noise they were making seemed to
think the peace dignity and pros
perity of the Palmetto Stale de
pended upon their immediate ac
tion. Speaker after speaker was
called upon, cheer after cheer rent
the air. We suppose tho State is
now safe for the sun is brightly
shining, the birds aro singing and
thc street cars running! So mote
In two hours more we will
be our way to the Spartan city.
More anon. BUD.
Pure liquors for family use, The
Hayner Distilling Co., Springfield,
Walk about lowi!. 'inquire as lo
prioes, and then drop into Ramsey &
Uland'?. No other suggestion is needed.
Ramsey & Uland the furniture deal
ers, don't sell sugar, but they have a
choice lot ol'snits for (be sweet bridal
lt is nearly thc longest day ol' lin
year, and Ramsey it Bland make
Illings balance by cidtingprie.es to the
diortest I ?mil ol' t In: year.
'rbi- great carriage works voluntari
ly advanced wages ten per cent re
en t ly. Ramsey it Bland keep up willi
be procession by reducing prices on
tum mer goods.
DICT OF A BARBARIAN.
Ll) JUDGE GOFFsORDEKS
ONE OF OUR BEST CITI
ZENS HAMSTRUNG JUST
BECAUSE HE IS A
. Monstrous Crime Against Civ
ilization-But It Will Give
Our People Plenty of
Some weeks since we mentioned
ie fact that Mr. James Paul Sr.,
ad applied to Judge Goff for an
ijuuction restraining Sam Taylor,
'.. Edgefield Tillmanite, from ear
ig up all the blackberries between
eaverdam and Log Creek. We
iblished this as a mere pleas
ely, but it seems the old judge
new Sam of old and the following
>py of what appears to be an or
^r in this case has been handed
ORDER OF INJUNCTION.
i Re, James Paul, Sr., Conserva
tive, vs.jSaniuel Taylor. Tillman
i the matter of the application of
ames Paul for an order of inj unc
oil restraining Sam Taylor from
iting up all tho blackberries on
og and Beaverdam Creek, K-'ge
eld County, South Carolina, il
trikes the court, (right l.etween
ie eyes) that you might as well
! tempt to dam up the waters of
ie Nile with bulrushes, grasp the
ueao in a span or sweep back (lie
ulf of Mexico with a brush-broom
?> to hope by means of an injunc
on, a mere paper wad, to keep
am Taylor out ot a blackberry
uteh al ter .blackberries have com
lenced to ripen. There is a bet
ir expedient than this, more ways
'killing a dog than by choking
i'm to death on butter.
Therefore, in ord*r that. just, c
tay be clone, and that the bread
eat and drink of the poor may
? more effectually preserved to
lem. it is hereby adjudged and
'creed that on Wednesday, June
2th inst., at ? p. m., (?ur special
arshall Jim Brown and Pugh
mes do seize the said Sam Tay
ir, vi et anni* and nolens voleus,
ul take him to a suitable place,
ot within crawling distance of a
lack berry patch, and then and
1?re cut the leaders and tendons
i and on the barns of his hind
gs. such cutting being known in
minion parlance as hamstringing.
It is in order that this order be
tecuted in decency and in order.
Let 'erroll !
urry-?Jaht lit- tuc Allan ca'CGli
Read the conservative papers of
ou th Carolina and you will see
lem gloating over tho fact that
radical judge has attempted to
rike down the last pillar of
ute's rights and trample in the
List the principles so dear (<.? our
?refathers, and to maintain which
ley have twice rebel'ed against
ie government of the United
tates. Yet the sons and descen
d?t s of those grand old statesmen
id patriots-many of them men
ho followed the red-shirts brig
les of Hampton iu 187G-are
D\V upholding and indorsing a re
jblican federal judge as he tears
mn the tabernacb of state's sov
eiguty and seeks to erect upon
s site a heathen temple, dedica
d to a centralized power.
And not only this, but tho con
rvative daily papers are now
>lding the 40,000 negro voting
ajority suspended over the heads
our reformer? as a sword of
amocles sud demand that if we
) not consent to their terms, they
iii ignore the white primary and
meal to this black vote. This is
ie situatiou today in the old Pal
ette State. But our reformers
ill not be bulldozed into relin
.lishing their power and sacrific
ig their principles by threats of
sing the negro vote. State Chair
an Irby and his committee will
.der white primaries throughout
iis state, to nominate delegates
i the constitutional convention,
id there are enough true white
en in our borders to drive back
ie charge of the conservatives and
teir black allies upon the polls
id anchor Anglo-Saxon su pre
ac}'so firmly in South Carolina
tat it can never again be uproot
I. Do not doubt that reform and
hite rule will triumph in the
?ming constitutional convention,
jo people were never more united
id determined than they are to
IV. The horrors of iifgro rule
e too fresh in the minds of the
opie of South Carolina for Hiern
again invito this danger and
As to our dispensary law, Mr.
:litor, it was a compromiso rnoas
e to satisfy the prohibitionists.
ie success of the reform move
i'iit does not bingo upon its con
mance. It was enacted only
o vars ag'?, after tin' people lind
pturf'd tho govoriinienl ol' Iheir
ile, thal a visit lo South Caroli
before .Judge Sinionton'a last
cisi?n would havoconvinced any
ir-minded man that the dispen
ry is tin' oniy and true Bolulion
tho whisky problem. Drnnk
iioHS had decreased by three
.irtha and a generation ol' sober.
>ral young men was being reared
our midst. Wi*ai will bo thu
al outcome of this law 1 cannot
.diet. If th" BUpremu court lip
ids Jndg" Siinonton, 1 think
il it will bf seriously crippled
We have made a Specialty n
for private Consumption. As we
reasonable figure than any dealer ca
Our Specialty is our C?l?br?t
Which we furnish at $3.20 pi
We make no shipment of 1
different brands. As we sell on <.
remittance' must accompany order.
??Ss?-* Write us for Complete
Remember we Prepay all Exp
and must give place in some other
measure to restrict the liquor traf
fie. But of one thing you may rest |
assured; Bar-rooms will never I
again be established in South Car- j
olina. Governor Evans believes;
that with the metropolitan police
he can still suppress the illicit li
quor traffic and make the dispen
Mr. Editor, my article is extend
ed, but I cannot, condense in let-s j
space what I desire to s.:v, and
what should be said. I have sta- j
ted nothing but the truth, and my
every assertion can be substantia
ted, I feel ir due our South Caro
lina reformers that their side'
should bp piven to the public, and I
that not only (-very unprejudiced j
man, I mt every true and cousis-j
tn ni democrat, wiil commend ann1 j
indorse the posilion taken by our j
party. There are in South Caroli-j
na 40,000 inore oegro volera and
tho welfare, honor and prosperity
of the state depend upon Anglo
Saxon sn prom ney. To this our
reform movement seems com
mitted, lt is the other side, the
conserv?t ives, who are appealing lo j
la republican judge und threaten
ing to almn themselves with the
negro in order In defeat the will
and the rule of a white majority
j and it. is on insignificant majority,
either; bul owl of lhirty-si.x cou li
ll les in South Carolina, tho reform
ers control all bul live and by de
cisive majorities, too. All wu ask
nf our conservative brethren is thal
th-y come into < ur white prima
ries and abide by their decision.
We promise them a respectful
hearing, a free hallo! and a fair
conni. If they cannot capture the
government of our state i>y force
of numbers, then they should not
ask to ru ie. So long aa we live un
der a republican form of govern
ment the majority must control.
In our southern states every true
and self-respecting white man
must confess Ihac the Anglo-Sax
on, and not the African, should
I Send-fids in-a tanina: to findlay--!
'nor Distilling Co7, opringnelfl,|
Ohio. They will Bend you an ele
gant leather bound memoranda
Speaking of the dedication of
the monument to the Confederate
dead in Chicago which took place
last week, the Intor-Ocean says:
"They were brave-and true to the
cause they had been persuaded
was right, and why should not
their children and the comrades
that survive them erect a monu
ment to them and scatter Howers
on their lonely graves, so far from
the homes they left when tir y
responded to the bugle call to
arms? Considered in that light, is
there a man who wore ihe blue in
the early sixties who would say
them nay? Besides, the war is
over. It has been over nearly
thirty years. There are no living
'.Confederates." North and South
stand side by side as loyal in de
votion to the stars and stripes,
and alike believe in the "inde
structible Union." It is all right
about the camp fires and in homes
to revive the memories of the war
and tell the stories of the bravery
of those who followed the flag to j
"glory and the grave." All these j
things are good to stir the blood, |
and inculcate in the youth tho
spirit of patriotism. But it is
neither wise nor right to stir up
the animosities and bitter feelings
of thirty years ago. These have
grown less and less with every
year, and, happily for the country,
will soon be entirely things of the
past. Lei every one, then, in the
spirit of brotherly love welcome
those who come from the South
land to do this mournful duty.
Let us go with them to the graves
of their dead and mingle our trib
utes with theirs." This is the right
kind of talk. It is sensible, chari
table and has the genuine Ameri
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i there is not an ounce of super- ^ '
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EGG'S, no:) TO .$2 50 l^p^ppfggj
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Presents in Solid Silver bought.
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Coffee Pots, Milk Buckets,and Covered Buckets made from the
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