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Serfidn s-t thoughtfully at
Idd* plunged in deep
though. This need not be won
dered at, for the question upon
which she was pondering affected
1he was an heiress, having come
into possession, at her majority,
bf fifty thousand dollars. She was
prepossessing in her appearance.
and thig; as was natural, added to
the Heport of her wealth, which,
is usual, ' *as considerably exag
gerated, brought her suitors in
plenty. Among them she made
thoice of William Winsor, and in
I few weeks they were to be mar
William was engaged in the
kvholesale clothing business, and
ad the reputation of being a sharp
and active man of business. He
was of good appearance, and as
far as could be judged, was a good
match even for the heiress. No
thing to his prejudice had come
to her ears until the day before.
A poor woman had come to the
door for relief. On being ques
tioned, rho said she was employed
making shirts at twelve cents
apiece for wholesale dealers-that
afLer making a dozen and carrying
them to the store she had been
roughly told that they were spoil
ed and that nothing would be paid
her for her work; but she would
agree to make them better. She
added that this was one of the
ways in which the firm made mon
ey~out of poor work women, by
pretending that the work was un
satisfactorily done, when really no
fault could be reasonably fiund
The sum, small as it was, of
which she had been defrauded,
was all-important to her, as it re
presented nearly a week's work.
"Only a dollar and forty-four
cents for a week's work," exclaim
ed Miss Vernon in dismay.
"That's all," said the poor wo
"How do you live ?"
"It can hardly be called living.
It's just barely keeping soul and
body together," said the poor old
"And wh3 is this extortioner
that first offers you starvation
wages, and then defrauds you even
of them ?" asked Miss Vernon in
"Who?" demanded Miss Ver
"I can hardly believe this. I
know the gentleman."
"It is true, and you will find it
to be so."
"I will investigate the matter.
Here is five dollars for your pre
96ht neeIs. Cont6 here to-morrow
at this time and I may have some
work foi y-ou to do."
The poor woman departed in
voking blessings upon the heiress.
"I WJI1 look into this," said Mar
garet Vernon resolutely, "and if it
proves true the engagement be
tween William Winsor and my.
aelf shall be broken. I will not
give myself to such a man."
".Nancy," said Miss Vernon the
next morning to the chambermaid,
"have you an old dress and shabby
cloak and bonnet you can lend
"I have got some that are so
poor that I am not going to wear
them again," said Naney, surprised
at such an inquiry.
"Will you lend them to me ?"
"'Of course, Miss; bi't what would
the likes of you want of such old
"A hittle fun, that is all," said
Miss Vernon. "I am going to dis
guise myself, and see if I can't de
With this explanation Nancy
was content and produced the
clothes. Miss Vernon put them
on, and in addition borrowed from
another of the servants, a thick
green veil, somewhat the worse
ror wear, and then set out on her
mission. No one in her disguise
would have recognized the usually
elegantly dressed heiress, Miss
Miss Vernon slipped out of the
basement door and took her way
to a large store, on whbich was in
scribed the name of W~Xilliam Win
sor, in large gilt letters.
She entered and after awhile a
clerk spoke to her in a rough
"Well, what do you want ?"
"I want some work," she said
in a low voice. ,
"We can give you sonme shirts."
"Can you sew well ?"
"I think so."
A half dozen shirts were given
to Miss Vernon, and she was in
formed that if satisfactorily done,
she would be paid twelve cents
apiece. These she carried home,
slipping in at the back door.
Two hours later the poor wo
Here are some shirts for you to
make, said Miss Vernon."
"Why they are the same as I
have been making," said the wo
man in surprise.
"That is true, and they came
from the same place."
"Am I to carry them back there?"
"6No, you will bring them here.
I will pay for the work when done,
double the price you have been re
"Thank you, Miss; you are very
"Sew them as neatly as you p3s
sibly can. I wish to see whether
they will be rejected as poor work."
"Yes, Miss Vernon, I will take
pains with them."
Three days later the poor wo
man returned with the work com
pleted. Miss Vernon paid her for
them, and requested her to call
again the next day.
"Nancy," said the heiress, after
her protege had departed, "I shall
wish to borrow your old clothes
"Certainly, Miss," said Nancy,
"if it is not ashamed you are to
appear in such rags."
"No one will know me, Nancy."
"Sure, Miss, you can take them
whenever you like."
"I don't think I shall need them
again, Nancy, but I thank you all
Not long afterwards Mis Ver
non in her shabby disguise, enter
ed the establishment of William
Winsor, with the bundle of shirts
under her arm.
She went to the counter and
laid them down.
"What have you got there," de
manded a pert young clerk.
"Some work, sir," said Miss
"Well, why don't you open the
bundle !" said the young man,
picking his teeth with his knife.
Miss Vernon did so.
The young man deigned to tum
ble over the shirts, glancing at
"Shocking! shocking!" ho said.
"What's the matter, sir ?"
"They're wretchedly sewed,that's
what's the matter. How do you
expect we are going to sell such
shirts as these ?"
"I am sure I thought they were
well done," said Miss Vernon.
"You thought, did you ?" repeat
ed the clerk, mocking her. "Well,
I think differently, and that's all
about it. We shan't pay you for
these shirts. They will have to
be sold at a loss.
"But what shall I do?" asked
Miss Vernon, in seeming distress.
"That's your business, not mine.
We will try you onco more, and
give you another half dozen shirts.
If they are done better, you will
be paid for them."
"These are done well well," said
she, snatching the bundle from
the counter, "and I will show them
to your employer."
To the indignation of the clerk,
who was not used to such inde
pendence in the poor women who
worked for the establisment, Miss
Vernon took the shirts to another
part of the counter where she saw
William Winsor himself.
"Mr. Winsor," she said, "your
clerk will not pay me for these
shirts. He says they are not well
Mr. Winsor took up one and
pretended to examine it;
"No; It is poorly don& We
can't pay you for these, but you
may have another bundle, and, if
they arc satisfactory, you wiHl then
"Didn't I te,ll you so ?" said the
clerk triumphantly. "Now, young
woman, how much did you make
by that operation ?"
"More than you think perhaps,"
said Miss Vernon, quietly.
"Do you want any work ?"
"No; don't wish any," she said.
"0! you are on your high horse
are you ? Well you may be glad
to g'et work some day when you
can't have it."
That ev-ening was the one which
William Winsor usually spent
wth his betrothed. When he was
introduced, he wvent forward to
greet Miss Vernon.
She drew back coldly, and did
not offer her hand to grasp his.
"What is the matter, Margaret !"
he asked, surprised and startled.
"What have 1 done to entitle me
to such a recernCon ?"
"My hand lias taken yours for
the last time, Mr. Winsor," said
"Good Heavens! What is the
meaning of all this? Margaret,
explain yourself, I cannot under
"I cannot take the hand of one
who grows rich by defrauding
poor women out of their scanty
"Who says this of me ? Some
one has been slandering me. Con
front me with ray accuser. There
is some mistake here."
"I will do as you desire. Wait
Miss Vernon le ft the room, and
soon entered in her disguise.
The young man strode up to her
"Are you the one that has slan
dered me to Miss Vernon ? ho de
"I told her the truth !."
The young man reflected. Vio
len contradictionl he saw would
iot avail him; he would try an
"Hark, you, young woman," he
said, in a low voice, "there is a
mistake. I will make it up to
Fou richly. I will give you ten
lollars on the spot, and all the
work you want at double rates if
Fon will tell Miss Vernon it was
ill a mistake."
"Too late, Mr. Winsor," said the
veiled figure, throwing up her
reil and showing the contemptuous
ace of qargaret Vernon. "Your
bribe is offered in vain. Good eve
Confused and astonished, Wil
liam Winsor found his way to the
loor and has never ventured to
,nter the house of the heiresssince.
lIe was paid for his meanness in
bis own coin.
BRIDES A N D BRIDEGOOMS A
[IUNDRED YEArs AGo.-Brides and
bridegrooms of 1871 may be a
mused by a description of the toi
let of a couple on their wedding
Jay one hundred years ago. They
begin with the lUdy. Her locks
were strained upward over an im
mense cushion, that sat like an in
:ubus on her head, and plastered
)ver with pomatum, and then
3prinkled over with a shower of
white powder. The height of this
ower was somewhat over a foot.
Due single white rosebud lay on
ts top, like an eagle on a hay
tack. Over her neck and bosom
as folded a lace handkerchief,
rastened in front with a bosom pin
rather larger than a copper cent,
yontainng her grandfather's min
lature set in virgin gold. Ier
iiry form was braced up in a satin
iress, the sleeves as tight as the
oatural skin on the arm, with a
waist formed by a bodice, worn
utside, whence the skirt flowed
ff, and was distended at the top
by a hoop.
Shoes of white kid, with peaked
toes and heels of two or three
inches elevation, inclosed her feet.
and glittered with spangles as her
little pedal members peeped curi
ously out. Now for the swain.
His hair was sleeked back and
plentifully befloured, while his
queue projected like a handle to
skillet. His coat was sky-blue
ilk lined with yellow, his long
vest of satin embroidered with
gold lace, his breeches of the same
material, and tied at the knees
with pink ribbons. White silk
stockings and pumps, with laces
and ties of the same hue, com
pleted the habiliments of his neth
er limbs. Lace ruffles clustered
around the wrist, and a portentious
frill worked in correspoudence,
and bearing the miniature of his
beloved, finished his truly genteel
TRUTH IN OPERA.-Ono night
when Carlotta Patti was in Brook
lyn she sang with Ferranti. Just
as the buffo singer was leading
her out the door to the platform
some one in the room behind him
ried out that his coat had burst
at the seam of the back. It was
too late to recede, for the audience
had seen him ,and the two singers
advanced to the footlights. But
the knowledge of his mishap took
all the humor out of Ferranti, and
the duet (which was sung in Ital
ian) was so dolefully devoid of the
usual humor that Patti noticed it
before they were half through ,and
dropping the text of the song, she
itted the following words to it in
"What is the matter with you
o-night? I don't understand your
rervousness. Nobody laughs at
Whereupon Ferranti, in melli
Ruous baritone and equally melli
Tous Italian, responded.
"By the virgin, I have bursted
my coat. Everybody will laugh
when I am going off."
At this unexpected interchange
>f personal feelings, Max Maretzek
and his orchestra began to laugh
immediately. Then the peop)le in
he front seats, seeing the orches
tra and the artists laughing, joined
Lhemselves, and the merriment
presently broke out in applauses
all over the house.
"Ah,'a said one of the Brooklyn
papers, "there.is always something
majestic in Ferranti's singing of
that ong. People burst into sym
pathetic laughter without being
able to tell why!I"
A gentleman, in describing the
absurdity of a man dancing the
polka. appropriately said that "it
appeared as if the individual had a
ole in his pocket, and was vainly
andcavoring to shake a shilling
lown the leg of his trousers.
Never say anything to a lady
about her dress and appearance.
ensible girls despise flattery, and
ro girl is sensible enough to take
One o'clock in the afternoon
and eight o'clock in the evening
are the most fashionable hours fo.r
The woman who maketh a good
pudding in silence is better than
e-e that- maketh a tart reply.
"SOUTHERN BIRDS OF
A CARPET-BAG BROTHER OF CHAS. R.
DENNIS AS A SOUTH CAROIINh
HONORABLE BROOKLYN MERCHANTS
PLACED IN A FALSE LIGHT.
STUART & SUTPIEN's REAL Biffi FOR
ffEft SRVICE AND GO'.
FURNISIIINO THE COLUMBIA CAPITOL.
IHOW A JUST CLAIM WAS FRAUDU
$21,294.04 CIIARGED-492,500 PUT
A LEAF FROM TIE RECORD OF RECON
"A. P.." the "alert, alive and
immortal" Columbia, South Car
olina, correspondent of the Sun,
"surprised by himself" in his let
ter published to-day. Ile makes
the paper of which he is the rep
resentative take considerable lit
erary liberty with the names of
Stuart, Sutphen & Co., carpet mer
chants on Fulton street, on the
right hand side going towards the
City Hall from the ferry, and just
two doors from the corner pf
Cranberry. These gentlemen are
well known in Brooklyn. They
do a large business. The firm is
composed of gentlemen who are
deservedly esteemed and trusted
in this city, and no one was more
surprised than themselves at the
"peculiar juxtaposition" in which
they find their names. But let
SEE WHAT IS CIAIGED
against Stuart, Sutphen & Co., in
the Sun lettdr of to-day. The cor
respondent says that he has just
got a glimpse at the bills for fur
nishing the State Capitol of South
Carolina, and that the furniture
was b.ught, ordered, introduced
and charged for by Mr. John B.
Dennis, Chairman of the House
Committee on Refurnishing the
Capitol. The correspondent says
that Dennis tried to keep him
from looking at the bills; but he
got hold of them through a secret
source. He found them charged
to the firm of Stuart, Sutphen &
Co., Brooklyn, New York, and to
the firm of Nicol & Davidson, of
New York city. Among the items
which the correspondent discov
ered, he enumerates the follow
Article. Real Value. rrico Charred.
1 Clock.......... $100.00 $485.00
1 Clock........... 7500 47.5.00
1 Chandelier......1,000.00 3,600.00
20 Mirrors. (each) 150.00 355.00
1 Crimson Curtain ....... 1,35 00
I Cornice......... ....... 86500
120 Spittoons....... ...... 960.00
The estimated real value in the
case of the article of which the
real value is omitted from the
above table is considerably less
than one-third of the "price
charged" for them in the same
table. The correspondent also
says that Stuar-t Sutphen [mean
ing Stuar-t & Satphen] of Brook
1lyn have furnished carpetsenough
at $2.50 a v-ard, to fit out cver-y
private ho~use in "Columbia." Ho
then goes on to describe sundry
diversions of the negro legislators,
and winds up by saying that the
whole bill for refiuishing the
State Hotise is 92,500.
Believing that Messrs. Stuart.
Sutphen & Co. could, and would
be eager to, throw some light on
this transaction, a representative
of the Eagle proceeded to their
store this afternoon to seo and
learn what they had to communi
ate on their own account. To
this end reference was had to Mr.
Hardenburgh, of the firm, a well
known gentleman of Brooklyn,
and an honored member of the
Board of Education. The follow
ing interview will be read with
INTERVIEW WITH STUART, SUTPIIEN
Eagle-I have called, Mr. hard
en burgh, to find if you wei-e will
ing to make any statements In
referenccne to the Sun statement of
the items in the bill rendered by
Captain John B. Dennis, of Co
lumbia, for articles contributed by
our firm and others to the re
furnishing of the State House, of
Mr. Harden burgh--Certainly,
sir ; but what is the Sun article ?
Let me see.
IIere Mr. Harden burgh took out
of his nocket a Sun of Saturday
It had'nothing in it in recference
to the matter, but the Eagle rep
resentative read to him the letter
of "A. P." in the Sun of to-day.
whereupon Mr. Hardenburg
speaking to that letter-, said:
In the first place, the Sun says
the total of the bill is $92,500.
Now the bill of this firm is $21,
294.69, all told ; the bills of Nicol
& Davidson are two, one for less
than $21,000 ; the other for about
2,000, odd. Thre whole of the
bils actually charged by trs (that
is by both firms) is less than $50,
000. How $92,500 can be said td
be charged, I do not understand.
IEg-1Could there be such a
thing as Stuart & Sutphen and
Nicol & Davidson etarging the
reasonable amotnta you menti-n,
tind then for the legislative offi.
cers to cbatge the State $92,500,
paying you the face of your bills
and pocketing the remainder?
Mr. Htrdenburgh-Of that I
leave.tou to judge. The way of
it so far as we are concerned is
this: Last Summer I was on
duty in the store. Mr. Stuart
was among the Thousand Islands.
Mr. Sutphen was also away. I
wish you to know that those
gentlemen bad nothing to do per.
sonally with these negotiations.
Of course, they stand by my ac
tion, but it was not their personal
action. Mr. Dennis came to me
and showed me an order from
Franklin J. Moses, Speaker of the
S. C. Assembly, and also signed
by the Lieut.-Governor, saying
that there had been $125,000 ap
propriated for refurnishing the
Capitol. lie wanted me to allow
him a commission on the order if
he would get us the job. He was
chairman of the Committee on
R1efurnishing. I did not take at
first to the idea of commission. It
was not our usual way. I asked
him if we would be paid in cash
or in State bonds. le said in
cash, and all we would have to do
would be to send in our bill when
the work was done. After that
we talked again about Commis
sions, and finally it was put at the
usual rate of ten per cent. or less.
The work was to be done
by the first of November. I at
tended to little else but arranging
the articles and getting them
shipped. They were in and ready
on time. I did not get the money
as I expected, and I spent two
months of this Winter, from Jan
uary 3 to March 3, in Columbia
trying to get my payment. What
bills went in I do not know. For
fear of being mis.identified with
such a thing as lobbying I never
went into the capitol but twice all
Winter, and once was to see the
chandelier lighted up. The most
I did was to make outmy firm bill,
$21,294.69, and to send it to the
Governor and to Mr. Dennis. I
was told afterm ard that the bill
appropriating money for my bill,
for Nicol & Davidson, and for oth
er bills had passed. I came home
with the following check :
IN TOE lirsE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
CoUMBIA, S. C., Fcb.-, 1871.
To the Treasurer of the State of
Pay to John B. Dennis, or or
der, twenty-one thousand two
hundred and ninety-four 69-100
dollars, for expenses of refurnish
ing and refitting the State House.
F. J. MosES, Speaker.
Attest, A. 0. JONEs, Clerk.
I put this check in the hands
of Henry Clews & Co., New York,
for collection, and you see it is
endorsed J. B. Dennis, Stuart &
Sutphen, Henry Clews & Co., and
Hardy Solomon. The latter is
President of the State Bank of
South Carolina. It was protested
with the statement that no funds
so designed had been appropriated
by the State or were in the State
Treasury. It seems the Governor
had vetoed the bill for appropria
tions after its passage. In that
bill the payment of my account
and of Nicol & Davidson had been
Eagle-So you have not yet
Mr. Hardenburgh-Jo, sir ; not
a cent; not my expenses; not the
money I advanced to get the
things out of freight. The sum
owing on the bill is S21 294.09. It
is a fair bill, a bill which :tny one
is at liberty to examine our books
to see is fair and just. In regard
to the $92,500 I know nothing;
that is nearly twice our bill and
Nicol & Davidson's put together,
as 1 have told you.
Mr. HLardenburgh also said that
the carpets he furnished were the
exact quantity which Mr. Dennis
ordered ; and the curtain back of
the Speaker's chair was furnished
i. accordance with the directions
of Mr. Dennis and the Speaker
himself, who were up North last
Summer, and who left directions
with Mr. Hardenburgh what kind
of a curtain was needed. He went
over the curtain item by item-30
yards of silk fringe at $9.50 a
yard ; a full piece of brocatelle at
nearly $12 a yard in gold ; tassels
at $15,50 a pair, &c., all paid for
by Mr. Hlardenburgh in the New
York market. The worst thing
about the case is that Mr. Harden
burgh paid cash for the goods he
furishied, cash for their shipping
aid freight, cashi for putting them
up, and is now denied even the
payment of thbe bill which is just,
and the bill itself seeins to have
been doubled by the Legislative
committee not for his benefit but
for their own.
so.ME OF TUE wORTHIES.
From the South Carolina pa
pers we learn that John B. Den
nis lives in Colarrbis;- is elected a
member of the Iiegislature fi-om
Charleston, having boarded at the
Mills' House a week,- in order to
be able to say that he represents
e d;i,-;ic. e is a brother of
Charles R. Dennisj of Brooklyn,
the great pavement agitator,
whom Mr. Bonesteel charges with
tryig to strike him for 8500 for
Nicolson pavement on Montague
street, and vfro is reported as in
tere5ted in personal property on
Raymond street. The two Den
nisses seem to keep it up livery
the one as an anti-assessment ag
itator here-the other as a carpet
bag upholsterer in South Carolina.
It is only fair to the other Dennis
to say that Mr. Hardenburgh
found him all square in his deal
ings with him. No one who
knows Mr. H., or who tries to deal
with him, would venture on any
thing not square in expectation of
his co-operation. Dennis doesn't,
nowever, explain how Mr. H.'s
just bill got swollen up to $92,
The Franklin J. Moses, Speak
er, used to be Gov. Pickens' pri
vate secretary. He was the man
who raised the Confederate flag
over Fort Sumter April 15, 1861.
He flopped at the close of the war.
le is now a howling scalawag.
His father is "Chief Justice," and
his uncle is a "Supreme Court
Judge." They all belong to a
"poor white family" down there.
Ex-Assemblyman Leslie, of this
city, is now, too, a State Senator
in South Carolina, elected from
Barnwell County and living in
Charleston. le kept a house of
ill-fame in New York city just be
fore he carpet-bagged South. He
is now rich and a thief. The
rest of the legislators forty-six ne
groes out of sixty-three members
hold themselves at $12,000 apiece
per vote. Only forty-six of them
can read and write.
Mr. Ilardenburgh is to be sin
cerely condoled with for his un
fortunate falling in with such a
seurvy lot. le is every way an
honorable man, with a just bill
for work and goods justy done
[Brooklyn Daily Eagle.
Lecture to a Fire Company.
It having been announced to
me, my young friends, that you
were about fbrming a fire com
pany, I have called 3 on together
to give you euch directions as
long experience in a first-quality
engine company qualifies ine to
communicate. The moment you
hear an alarm of fire, scream like
a pair of panthers. lion any way,
except the right way-for the
furthest way round is the nearest
way to the fire. If you happen
to run on the top of a wood-pile,
so much the better, you can then
get a good view of the neighbor
hood. If a light breaks on your
view, "break" for it immediately;
but be sure you don't jump into a
bow wondow. Keep yelling, all
the time ; and, if you can't make
night hideous enough yourself,
kick all the dogs you come a
eross, and set them yelling, too ;
'twill help amazingly. A brace of
eats dragged up stairs by the tail
would be a "powverful auxiliary."
When you reach the scene of the
fire, do all you can to convert it
into a scene of dlestruct ion. Tear
down all the fences in the vicin
ity. If it be a chimney on fire,
throw salt down it; or, if you
can't do that, pz.rhaps the best
plan would b'e to jer-k off the
pump-handle and pound it down.
Don't forget to yell all the while,
as it will have a prodigious effect
in frightening off the fire. The
louder the better, of course ; and
the more ladies in the vicinity,
the greatet necessity for "doing it
brown." Should the roof begin
to smoke. get to work in good
earnest, and make any man
"smoke" that interrupts you. It
it is summer, and there are fruit
trees in the lot, cut them down,
to prevent she fire from roasting
the apples. Don't forget to yell !
Should the stable be threatened,
carry out the cow-chains. Never
mind the horse--he'll be alive and
kicking ; an-d if his legs don't do
their duty, let them pay for the
roast. Ditto as to the hogs ;-let
them save their own bacon, or
smoke for it. When the roof be
gins to burn, get a crow-bar and
pry away the stone steps ; or, if
the steps be of wood, procure an
axe and chop them up. Next,
ut away the wash-boards in the
basement story ; and, if that don't
stop the flames, let the chair
boards on the first floor share a
similar fate. Should the "devour
ing clement" still pursue the"~eve~n
Itenoer of' its way," you had bet tr
ascend to the second stor-y. Pitch
out the pitchers, and tumble out
the tumblers. Yell all the time !
If you find a baby abed, fling it
into the second story window of
Ithe house across the way ; but let
the kitten (carefully down in a
work-basket. Then draw out the
bureau drawers, and empty their
contents out of the back window ;
telling somebody below to up-set
th lpbarrel and rain-water
hosedat the same time. Of
course, you will attend to the
mirror. The further it can be
thrown, the more pieces will be
mea If anybody ob&ects, smash
it over his heact. .Jo not, unuer
any circumstances, drop the tongs
down from the second story; the
fall might break its legs, and ren
der the poor thing a cripple for
lite. Set it straddle of your shoul
ders, and carry it down carefully.
Pile the bed clothes- carefully on
the goor, and throw the crockery
out of the window. By the time
you will have attended to all
thes? things, the fire will certain
ly be arrested, or the building be
burnt down In either case. your
services will be no longer needed;
and, of course. you require no fur
From the Claendon Press.
The Clarendon Trouble.
Peter J. Lemon, (colored,) coun
ty commissioner, was found dead
in bis buggy, at a branch near
Fellowship church, on Thurs
lay morning, the 20th inst. Jie
had been to Manning the day be
fore, 19th inst., and had started
home before sunset. When found
he was lying in the foot of the
buggy perfectly dead, the horse
having reiained attached to the
buggy the entire night, at or very
near the spot where the murder
occurred. It was supposed that
lie was shot about or probably a
little before sunset, by parties con
cealed in the edge of the branch,
as tracks were tbund in that lo
calitv. Coroner James M. Gain
ble, with a jury of inquest, re
paired promptly to the spot, but
nothing could be elicited save that
the deceased caine to his deat h by
reasons of gin-shot wounds in
flicted by parties unknown. Upon
his person were fiound twenty-one
buckshot wounds, ranging from
the forehead to the knees-:,he
large majority of which wounds
would have to proved mortal. It
was a terrible deed and deeply to
be regretted, as political capital i:
ever manufactured out of these oc
currence's by our enemies to the
disfavor of the whites. There is
no evidence as tc who the perpe
trators of the deed are. It is true
that the only approach to evidence
which we have up to this moment
been able to gather was from a
colorod witness (and a Republican)
on the second inqnest which oc.
curred last Monday-that he had
heard a colored man, now a refu
gee from justice, supposed to be
skulking about here in the woods,
threaten Peter J. Lemon's life.
Whether this individual carried
out his threat or not, we are un
able to form an opinion ; but of one
thing we are certain, that the
whole affair has engendered some
bad blood in our district, which,
but for the fortitude and prompt
ness of the white people in meet
ing it, would have been productive
of much evil. The body of Lemon
was buried on Friday on Santee
where the deceased lived. At his
funeral it was proposed by some of
the infuriated negroes, upon mis
chief bent, that they would or
ganize a large force and march to
Manning next day, take the town.
terrify the wvomen and children
and insult and ill use the wvhitc
men on account of Lemnon's death.
In accordance with the pro
grammre the "ar-my of occupation,'
led by the valorous Colonel Oil
ver Gailliard (negro,) commenced
the forward movement against the
doomed city on Saturday morning
The citizens were apprised very
soon of their coming, and in ai
short time persons in the conntry
were notified of hostile demonstra
tions taking place. Before many
hours hast elapsed, a number ot
white citizens, variously estimated
at from three to four hundred.
railled to the defence of the town,
fully prepared to give them a
warm reception, but to act on the
defensive until the negroes should
commit the first overt act. The
force of negroes. hearing of the
preparation mnade to receiv-e them.
wisely concluded to call a halt
when~ on the suburbs of the town,
and after some parleying Colonel
Gailliard and a squad came in only
partially armed and commenced
an altercation with one Egbert
Nelson (colored Republican) for
the great and mighty reason that
said Egbert was supposed to be
"rejoicing over Lemon's death,"
and had moreover, written Lemon
a letter to come to town on the
day in which he was killed. Up
on this slight and unsatisfactor-y
evidence it was demanded that
Ezbert should be given up to an
infuria 'd mob. which the whites
refuisedl to suffer done. Finding
that, Republican as Nelson is, that
the whites were determined that
he should have a fair chance, and
that everything should be done in
a legal way, they took their de
pature, uttering curses both loud
and deep against the town, and
swearing that they would come
back in grater force on the fof
lowing Monday and have it out, in
sacking and laying everything~
in ashes, from Manning to Santee.'
Forewarned was to be forearmned,-I
and long before the stun had reach
ed its meridian splendor on Mon
day a large force of several hun
Lowlt, uc~ur UumrixL-Uut, VIU%Mgwf
selected on the oecasion. and again
ready to try conclusions with the
redoutable black warriors, who
seemed to have an itching for
deeds of martial glory. But '-a
change has come over the spirit of
their dreams." They were not
as warlike .-s on the previoulaWur
day. This time the negroes came
in a more pacif& way, 1e4 by a
negro of muore seue- 16an Colonel
Gail4ard. They cme this time
with very few aras, and it they
had them at all, did not bring them
as far as the ebrur, some three
miles from town, where they hailt
ed, and the coroner held-another
inquest as arranged the previous
Saturday, in view of further evi
denco which deemed they bad,
but which turned out a failure.
Coroner Gamble and other gentle.
men from town went out, but
round everything more pacific and
quiet than we had reason to es
peet f-om the demonstrations on
aturday. The second inqucst
having been held, the party of
whites returned to town, and th.%
negroes to their home on Santeo,
having concluded nottoenterMan
ning under "the glorious pomp
and circumstance of war."
Our thanks are oue to our
friends and fellow-citizene in Sum
er, who, hearing thait we were in
great straimt, and a bloody drama
being enacted, sent us Ppecial cou
riers to know if we wanted any
as.xistance, and proffering several
hundred men at short notice.
Kicked by a MUIS,
Jake Johnson bad a mule.
There was nothing remarkable in
the mere fact of his being the
owner ofsuch an animal ; but there
was something quite peculiar
about the mule. He-the animal
-could kick further, bit harder,
('n the slighest provocation, and
act ugliet than any mule on ze
One morning, rid:ig his prop
orty to market, Jake met Jim
Boggs, against whom he hadan
old but concealkd grudge. He
knew Bogg's wegkfides lay in
bragging and in betting: therefore
he saluted him cordidly :
'How are you Jim? Fine moln
'Hearty, squi.e' replied $i.
'Fine weather! lice mule you
have there. Will he do to be*
'Bet on ? Guess he will that
I tell you, Jim Boggs he's the
best mule in this eotintry, Paid
five hundred dollafis Rf atn!
'Great smash! is that so?' ejacu
'Solid truth, every word of it.
Tell you confidghtibhyj lim, I'm
taking him down for betting pur
poses. I bet that he can kick a
By off from any man without iti
'Now look here, squire,' says
Jim, 'I am not a betting character,
but 1111 bet you something on that
'Jim, there's no use; don't bet.
I don't want to win your money.'
'DLon't be alarmed, squire, I'll
take euch bets as them every
'Well, if you di- ddleiinined to
bet, I will risk you a small stake;
say five dollars.'
'All right, squire; you're my
man. But who'll be kick the fly
off? There's tif one here but
you and L You try it.'
'No,' save Johnson ; 'I have to
be by tlob mule's head to order
'Oh, fis, says Jim. 'Then
robably 1'ir the man. Wa'all, I'll
d it ; but .ydu to bet ten against
my five, if I fisk it.'
'All righ.t ' quoth the squire.
'Now there's a fly on your should
er. Standi still' And Johnson ad
justed his mule.
'Whist, Jarvey,' said he.
The mule raised his heels with
such velocity and force that Boggs
rose in the air like a bird, flew
through a briar hedge, and alighted
an all fours in a muddy ditch, bang
uip agaist a rail fence.
Iirsing, in a towering rage, be
'Yas;, that is h-i I I knew
r-or dii*ned mule couldn't do it.
You had that all put up. I wouldn't
bavt been kicked like that for' Sf
ty dollars. You can just fork them
are stakes for it, anyway
'Not so fast. Jim ; Jarvey did
ist what 1 said he could ; that is,
kick a fly off a man without its
hurting him. You see, the mule
is not injured by the operation.
Iowever, if you are not satisfied,
we will try it again as often as you
'The dienece take your grammsr
cornrs', growled Jim. 'I'd ratb<r
a brn'd fall on me at once than'
let that critter kick me again.
Keep the stakes, but don't say
anything about it.,'
And Rodgers trudged on in bit te'
ness of soul, murmuring to hinm
'Sold, by thunder ! and kicked
by mule !"
Some New York women earn
5n .a week making faner fent he.