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"TO THINK OWN SELF DE TRUE, AND IT MUST FOLLOW, AS THE NIGHT TIUJ I>.\V. THOU CAX'.ST NOP THEN BE FALSK TO ANY MAN."
BY KOB'T. A. THOMPSON". PICKENS COURT HOUSE, S. C. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1859. VOL. X\. NO. If,.
U IF^E, If IKi
The Burial at Sea.
UV GI1ASI.KS SI'KAOCK.
Sparc him one lillle week. Almighty Tower!
Yield to his fhllicr's house his 'lying hour;
Once more, once more let tliem who hold liim
Hut see his face, his faltering voice hut hear;
AVe know, alas! that he is marked for death,
Hut let his mother watoli hi* porting breiUl);
<), let hint die at home ! %
It could not he !
At midnight, on a dark nnd stormy xoii.
Far from his kindred mid his native land.
His nanus unsoolhcd l>v tnml?r
The put ion I victim in his cabin lnv,
Ami meekly breathed liix blameless life awuy.
Wrapped in I lie raiment tliat it long must
llis holy to t'10 deck Mtey slowly bear;
llow eloquent, how awful in its power.
'Plte silent lecture of death's Sabbath hour?
Oiio voice that silence brooks?the prayer is
/.id the lust rite man pays to man is paid ;
The Hashing waters mark his resting place,
And fold him round in one long, cold embrace ;
llrieht bubbles for a moment sparkle o'er.
Then break, to be, like him, beheld no more;
Down, countless fathoms down, lie sinks to sleep.
Willi "'1 the liaiisclcfs shinies that haunt tin
llcst, lnvcil one, rest?l>cnenOi tlic billows
Where tongue ne'er spoke, where sunlight never
Host?till the Ootl who gftve thee to ilie <leer>
House thee, triumphant, from the long, long
Ami you, whose heart a nrc bleeding, who deplore
That ye must see Ihe wanderer's face no more,
Weep?he was worthy of the purest grief;
Weep?in such sorrow ye shall find relief:
While o'er hi# doom 1I10 bitter tear ye shed,
Memory shall fracethe virtues of the dead:
These cannot die-?for you, for him. theyhloom.
And scatter fragrance round his ocean tomb,
grr-,-.: ; . .; .;
o mm i'i muArmn %
roil Tiie courier.
Mr. Eiiilnr: I am not a Cross Anchor!
Progressionist, nor a would-be Tom l'ajne- j
ito. branding every man, woman nnd cliilil. |
differing with mo in opinionconcerning polj* |
tics. Keligiun, Spirit Happing?, &c., with
tlint pretty little high-stcam-pressure epithet
?" 1'ijir rir/hctid, the Fir atl>ut I wonhl
rather incline to tho Kentimont of that othor
" Pope," ho beautifully expressed in his
. " Let not this weak, unknowing hand,
-ru?muo 11?v hqus to tiirow :
Ami deal damnation round the hint],
On cnch 1 judge thy foe."
t have never flattered myself with tlio
thought tlint I would "ono day " hen medium,
nor yet that I am. or ever >vill be, "worthy
and well qualified .to hold communion
tfith ghosts or ludigohlin*'; "hut, I have some
reasons for holiqving that? I am u minium
man, and professing common sympathies for
u certain class of uulToring humanity, 1 thus
yur summer h gone nml winter in upon
us. Crops arc lie in ? gathered. nml tlio report
<m a\lI grain crops is slmrt?very short I
The price of provisions runs high, .mid
heats "quick tiikI Btrong" to the .tunc.yt?
liioro than t\ 100. X.
Tho spirit of Rpeculntion and'* trading la
rife in the- land ; with n money markot. unusually
"tight;" nml to comnloto the picture.
rho K.iito.', Doctor, MorciiAiit, SchoolTeacher
and Minister, nro hopefully expecting
to share with tho people for whom they
lint, Mr. K'litor, tho Poor! tho VioriiJontinUi/
Poor! tho orphan Poor 1 What will
become of them ?
A few months since. I visited many of the
... .... J (vmi.- mm t>HIUM 111 omul)
Carolina, in which, we doubtresg have some,
of tin) best lilrrnnj institutions in tho tforhl.
I refer more particularly to tho Sohools in
Charleston. Let any limn with a lioart in
liiin visit those Schools?not a? ton many do,
stay ten minutos?look round hastily, nnd
]>;ws out with hand* uplifteil, joml vexed at
the moagorno.is of adjoetives in tlio English
language, hecaosn they cannot think of a
number m?ftioiont to express their astonishment?enter
tho;n.calmly, and be thoHf/hf/iil,
and if ho duos not cotne away a better man.'
be will have a bettfi' right to oxolaiin with
"0! ibis heart 1 this hard unfeeling heart
Tlut just at this point I am met by a man
eaying, as many havo said?you need not
moot tlio Charleston School-question, it will
not d >.for .tlio country, aim If it would, we
are not ready for it yet. I answer, arid I
trust uivUirxtaivliiiyhj, that it tcill suit the
country?the whole country! .and in regard
to its adoption, " now in tho accented time."
I loavo tliis part of tlio subject, howover, in
tlio hand* of thoso who liavo the pawtr and
tlio means to do tho work?I mean tho Legislature.
I visited tho orphan Sc^'ool in Charleston,
and spent nearly ono whole day with Teachers
mid Studonts?made the acquaintance of,
and enquired into tho whole matter, which
was then and there explained tome, and immediately
I thought of tho orphans in Pickons?I
thought of tho poor Poor-IIouse in
I'iekon*, ami asked rnysolf this question,
Can't we do better ?
I stepped into a School IIouso tho r.thor
morning, on some business with ti e Teacher,
and saiv somo littlo boys ami gi?'.s with bare
feet, and almost nuked, shivering with cold,
and tho least one crving. I enquired after
AI.a'.M ' - *
xiuir iiuihwi, uiki was unaworoil, " They are
I nhall coiwo m^ro direotW to tlio mihiect in
mv next communication?t moan tho claims
of God'it poor in our midst, atld especially,
orphan children at school.
October, 1830 Pickexs.
II k that prolongs his meals, and sacrifices
his time, nx well 09 his other conveniences,
to his luxury, how quickly does ho
ouUlct iiis' j>lc.uuro
.Letter lrom Scnntor Mason.
To the Kditors of the Constitution: Tt
is right and due to truth, that the materia!
facts attending the late incendiary attack
on the town of Harper's Kerry should be
There was no insurrection, in any form
whatsoever, on the part of any of the inhabitants
or residents of that town or its vicinity.
There is little doubt that such
insurrection was fully expected by the
leader of the armed miscreants who came
from the adjoining States, clandestinely,
under cover of night, into the town?an
expectation in which they were wofully
disappointed, as fully admitted by themselves.
The fact is undoubted that not a
man, black nui nhiU, joined thorn after
they came into Virginia, or gave them aid
VI KWiPitlUVV 111 Oil) IWI III.
It is true that after their capture tlicir
lo/ider (Hrown) st.ttiul that ho had reason
to expect such assistance, and had been
disappointed. Hut this is fully discredited
by the following facts: First, that be
had undisputed possession of the town
from about midnight on Sunday until
after midday on Monday, when the people
of the adjoining country, learned tbo state
of things, got together in armed bands,
and made a dcccnt upon the town. Second,
that during this period they seized and
held in custody, besides the slaves of Mr.
Washington and Mr. Allstedt, taken in the
neighborhood, some five or six other slaves
belonging to residents at Harper's Ferry, i
and found in the streets.
It is said that they put spears or lances
in the hands of two or three of tbo negroes
and compelled them to stand in the char
iictuv 01 ficniineis nr. tnc aoor ot tlie engine- |
house, occupied by the incendiaries, but at
the. first assault made by the citizens, the
slaves threw away their pikes and escaped
to their homes for refuge. Third, they
had in confinement, in addition, some thirty
or forty other persons, who were found
unarmed in the streets in the early hours
of the morning, but 110 adherent or sympathizer
turned un flimmwt, tWm
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Til addition to all this, after careful inquiry
and investigation on the spot, I could
not learn that any man of any color (save
one, hereafter to bo noticed) was even
suspected of bcinir in any way accessory
or privy to the plot. The exception was
of a man named Cook, who came to Harper's
Ferry a year or two since in the character
of school-master, mprried there, and j
who, after the event, it. appeared, was an J
emissary of Brown's and mid been assoei- '
ated with him in Kansas. Conic imparted
the plans of Brown to none in Virginia, so
far as known ; or, if he did, it is certain
Him none ncicci on incm. I to accompanied
tho pinrty to Mr. Washington's, which
seized him nnd his negros and brought J
them off in the night, but none of the latter
evinced any purpose to follow his fortunes.
On tho contrary, those that he
carried off the same night into .Maryland
escaped from him tbcro nnd returned.
I think I nin warranted, on the. foregoing
facts, in tho belief that no engagement
or promises of aid from any, of any race,
were given to Ihown invitirg his dcsccnt.
n.. ?i.. ?i ?i *
v?u wiv [iiiiui me negros, li is ccruun tnaf
tlie only amotion' evinced by them was of
alarm and terror, and their only refuge
sought at their master's homes.
Of the conspiracy, outside of this State,
enough has transpired, or been obtained
from papers taken with Brown's effects, to
show that lie acted from impressions made
upon him by abolition tracts, newspapers,
and orators, in the circles he frequented in
the non-sluveholding States. These impressions
were that it required only to put
arms within immediate reach to bring about
immediate insurrection in the slavcholding
States?a doctrine openly inculcated,
as is known, by abolition leaders. Thus
imnrejuinil lm <milin*lr?wl < ..% !?;? I
- v.. MHO uwjJUIl.lU |
enterprise with but nineteen men ; but he
had arms and weapons secreted in the
mountain? and thinly-populated country on
the Maryland side of the river, and within
four or five milc.-t of the Virginia line ??t
Harper's Ferry, with abundant ammunition,
to have placcd an effective weapon
in the hands of each of at least fifteen
hundred or two thousand men. The exnct
number of these arms cui never bo
nscertaincd, as they vrerc cerricd off in
great numbers when first discovered, or
brought in by the citizens and companies
of volunteers who came from a distance,
and before possession of them was taken
by the regular military authorities.?
Amongst them wcro one thousand pikes
or lances, composed of a steel blade, sharpnnnrl
nf !*/> ~ ' -L 1 * lL * 1
v.vu v..v> |" 11 11L IIIIII lib UUU1 eUf/CS,
Bomo six ot ciglit inches long, and tapering
from an inch or inch and a half to tho
point, btron^iy and securely fixed 011 uniform
wooden handles fivo or six feet in
length?a most ofFefeMvc arm for hands
unskilled in military Weapons?leaving no
douht for whom they w^ro destined.
Tho wholo military equipment possessed
by llrown, nnd seized af\or his capture,
could not have cost less tliaK $10,000, consisting,
amonght other things, of some |
two nunareu tfharpe's riHcs, ^ith a number
of six-shooter pistols, contacted in the
manufacturer'h boxes, anil not yet usod,
n proportionate supply of fixed ynmiuuitiort
for the rifles, with enps, &c\ in tlio
original boxes, hospital stores, pihjt-nxcs
and shovels, unstained With use, Knd a
largo box containing ten kogs of powder.
A gravo inquiry remains, whicli wil bo
dilligcntly, nnd, 1 trust, euccc#sfully pips*
ccutcd, to ascertain wlicnce the funds were
derived fortius military expedition of out
laws against a State of the Union, and whe
they wore aiding with money to furnish
I arms to such a leader for such a purpose.
It remains only to add that, so far as car
be discovered, not ono of the nineteen escaped.
1 could nut correctly ascertain the
number hilled?some ten or eleven it h
known were killed?some were shot in at
tempting to escape across the river, and
their bodies not recovered ; live only wort
captured alive, amongst them their leader,
Brown ; two of the five were negroes ; one,
u mulatto, reports that he came from Obit
'to join this expedition ; the other a black
says that he came from llarri.sbnrg, I'm.,
leitl; tl?r? l!l;n j jintli that
they wore deceived by Brown as to theubI
ioilt.S of rvnA/llfi/v?
Not a slave escaped or attempted toes
onpe during the tumult. Of the few car
riod off by Cook across the river all esca
ped from him and came safely back but one
who, it appears, was drowned whilst cross
ing the river homeward bound.
Very respectfully, vouch,
,J. M Mason
Selma Va., Oct. 21, 1ST)!).
More Harper's Ferry Disclosures-Twc
Years Secret History of Abolitionism.
A batch of some five columns of lotteih,
written during 1859, by one Col. Tlngli
Forbes, appears in the New York llerald
^ j,<n jjui iu uiouioBu me iaci
| that for the last year and a half, at leant,
| the projeetof the IT a r par* a Ferry outbreak
was known to Senators Seward, Sumner
j Hale, (iov. Cha8<J, of Ohio, and others
ancl that they suffered the project t<> riper
' and to hear the disastrous fruit that it has
borne, without effort to the contrary. The
whole, however, rests on the assertions ol
the aforesaid Col. Forbes. The Hemic
gives the lending statements from the ocr
j rospondonce, as follows :
Uol. Forbes, an old comrade of Garabal
di's in 1848, nnd since thou a refugee ii
this country, was induced to go to Kansaf
a couplc of years since, to co-operate will
Ossawatamie Brown, and to impart to liif
raw recruits a little instruction in the ar(
of war. Forbes and Brown pulled togeth
or well enough for some months, until tliert
| came to be a misunderstanding in rcgarc
to the pay. Forbes appealed from Browt
| to the general abolition commissariat in the
Fast, but found that lie was doomed to g(:
unpaid all round. Horace (jrecley, whci
appealed to, fell back 011 the strict letter o'
the law, and plead that be was not bouni
by Forbes' contract with Brown. Sanbori
who was the secretary of the Massachusetts
Emigration Aid Society, and Howe, a wcl
known abolitionist of Boston, kont. ivihor.
# # 1 ?r i
| ing with Forbes until, in the words of on<
' of his own letters, his fumi!y\s credit wui
stopped at. the French or Italian restaurant
where they used to get their meals, in Par
is. Forbes became indignant. against Browr.
and the humanitarians, as he styles them
and denounced them all in pretty round
terms. ]Jut still the troubles of his familv
did not wean him altogether from the worli
to which he had lent his hand. On the
contrary, he devised a plan, which he submitted
to his abolition friends North, to
perform effectually the " Kansas work"
that fterrit Smith speaks of in his letters.
Forbes* snlan was simply an organized
~e _?*. -j; ?- * *
owtiii >/1 cmuijieuui^ Hinvcs aiong me border
States, and thus gradually driving the
institution further South. Brown's project
was declared?so long ago as May,
1858, to be identically that which lias bad
such a miserable failure at Harper's Ferry.
Forbes was too experienced a stager not to
see the inevitable result of suoh a ridiculous
project, and much of his correspondence
is taken i'i with denunciations of
it, ..'- : i f i ?
j/.vnu o vtiii) I aim ui lip])CillS to tllC
lending republicans to stop Brown or todcnounce
It appears by this correspondence that
among the persons to whom ho denounced
the Harper's Ferry project a year and a
half ""is Senator Win. II. Seward.-?
Tie had an interview with that. Senator in
Washington city, in May, 1858, and, as appears
by one of his letters, be went fully
into the wholo matter. Again, he bad interviews
with Sumner and Hale also in
Forbes's letters indicate another thing,
and that is that speculation in tho rise of
cotton bad something to do with the Harper's
Furry outbreak. 'I be correspondence
says Old Drown told Forbes that a member
of tho house of liHwrence, Stone & Company,
(celebrated for tho 8H7,000 frcewool
movement in Con cress, a f<>w vmn n
J-, . ? -J
had promised him 88,000 if he succeeded
iu his Harper's Kerry d;is"h. But Forbes
dcnounccd the project.
The first letter is addressed to 11 F. B.
Sanborn, Concord, Mass."?tho " I?\ H, S."
from whom Brown acknowledged several
remittances of money, and who is, or was,
the Secretary of the Massachusetts Emigrant
Aid Society. The following head
note is prefixed to tho letter:'
" On the 27th Pcccmbor T wrote to Senator
Charles Sumner, at Boston^ requesting
hint to sec what could bo done in the caflo.
The copy was not taken. Mr. Sumner
transmitted the letter through Dr. Ilowo
m- -l - *
w mi. .xiiiuuiii, nuu icpuuu ( isr. lan.) alleging
ig.'.orunoe of my engagement with
Tho next letter is the *anic person, and
1h prefaced hy the following head note :
On the lfitb of Juuuary Mr. Sauborn
, ? -7-TTT "T.? 'f
. replied to mine of the 9th. Ifc explained
. that ho had done much to aid the cause ;
i that he had causcd 8?JOUO in money >in<l
i arms to bo given to Captain 15.. also ?5.000
to bo voted to him hy the Chicago Comi
mittce, of which he hud received 8500;
. also, had done many othe r things of a sim>
ilur nature?ys 3000 recently, for ' secret
service"?adding that, if lie had known of
. the engagement between Captain I?, and
I myself, he would have supported my wife
> and children, rather than allow what has
happened to take place.
, It appears that Brown and Forbes were
> brought cn rapport hy one of thcrevereud
editors of the New York Independent?
, that is He v. .Joshua Ticavitt. It in due to
Senator Seward to add that Forbes, in reference
to his having gone into the whole
matter to that senator, says ho (the seim
tjr) expressed regret that he had been told,
. ami said that he in his position ought not
. to have been informed of the eircumstan,
ees." To Senator Hale, in ills interview
. | at \\ ash in tit on Vovimo ?.??.?. i?? i: > *
o.no UVJ UIU not (Ml
j tcrinto the ttfctnil.?of .John Brown's projects
but of the othev mutter*. Forbes says ho
scut letters to (' j.vrnor Chase, who found
money; and (low PMuhcr, who contribu-.
' Tiik IIarvkh's Fkurv Atrocity?A
SensiiujK Dbduction.?We make the fol1
lowing extract from an editorial in the New
I York Timet?:
, In and of itself it is simply an an^ry
meteor shot athwart the sky, by wluoli
slaveholders and slaves alike seem to have'
been not unreasonably appalled, and which
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u..o o>?iui:u nit; ixmn, wo iooi warranted
J in saying, quite nsthoroughly as the Mouth.
( Jt-is a portent certainly nut to be lightly
, pondered, that s.ich a grotesquely frightful
p episode should have boon possible in ourcurI
rent history; but if wenro to profit by the
shock it has administered, we must honestly
look the fact in the face, that this occurrence
shows us, as nothing else could, what
vast possibilities of evil sleep in our angry
, sectional politics. NV? have boon suffering
the extremists of one and other party to
( po on trading for years in the fiercest of
I internecine passions as composedly as if no
mischief could over come of such light
4 matters to so jrroat a nation a? ours. 31 ad
I John Drown has done >!ic State this ser(
vice at least, that he linn dashed this false
, and foolish confidence in pieces. If we
) are not really the blindest people that ever
( existed, and judicially set apart for defitruej
tion, we ought now to begin to sec that the
I most important political work we have to
( do is to combine as one people in the re?
solvo to put this tremulous social question
I of slavery out of the reach of parti/,an agitators.
It is a madness, to which the mad4
ne.ss of Johtf* Drown was statesman-like
. good acn.?<e, to trifle any longer in caucuses
t and conventions with issues so full of the
very life's blood of one great section of
( the Confederacy. The South owes it to
herself to pre*.* this view of the matter
j calmly upon the Northern mind ; and she
. j may rest assured that her appeal to the
practical conservatism of the free States
will not be made in vain, if it be made tem
pcrateiy, earnestly and in pood faith.
1 IIoRiunr.it: Murdeh.?We have received
a communication from Mr. T. 11. Collins,
Coroner of Orangeburg District, informing
us of an inrjuest. held on Monday,
the 25th, on the body of Franklin Brown,
a young lad only four years of age, who
was most cruelly murdered by sumo unknown
persons. Deceased was the only
child of Mrs. Klizabeth Brown, who, for
somo time past, has been vesiding with Mrs.
1 II. ii. Jennings, of Orangeburg, nea.
whose residence the mutilated body of the
lad was found on Monday night. Tin- coroner
and the jury thoroughly investigated
ine manor, Dut wo regret to say that nothing
was clicited to throw any lipht on the
mysterious murder ef the poor little inno1
cent. The wounds were on the head of
tho child, and were such as must have Caused
immediate death. Verdict?" That
Franklin Brown was murdered by eov.xc.
person or persons to tho jury unknown."
IIorriih.e MuanF.u in Y.wev.?A liloody
affray occurred at Barnsville. in the adjoining
County of Yanov. on FrW'av n'nrlit. In?t
bt tweeI) liig Jim B ion anilC 11. A. l'\ Koith.
which resulted in the dofith of the latter.?
The circumstances our informants state wore
about as follows: Keith had enteredn room
in a hotel about midnight, and having lighted
bin pipe floated himself on the side of a
bed. when Boon entered the room, and after
a few angry words B. caught K. by the hair
and throw him on, the lloor, and with a largo
knifo indicted some nine or ten stabs in the
throat, breast and buck : either one of which
it was supposed would have proved fatal.?
H<J expired in a few minutes after, and was
found weltering in his blond.
Boon made his eseapo and is supposed to
have made for Tonnossoe. A toward of $100
is ofl'orod by tho County. Court, and tho Governor
will, iip doubt, offer $2.?0 more for his
apprehension.?Abbeville (.V. C.) Xrirs, 3d.
The Fubk Coi.onF.i) Peopi.k.?Tho Xulioiutl
lulcUifjenct r?ay? it in proper to lie mentioned, |
among tlio other incidont* of tho time, thivt
on Tuesday la*t. when tlie excitement on tho !
subject of tho Ilurjier's Ferry insurrection
won at ita highest, a eommitteo which had !
boon deputized l?y the free oolored population
of Georgetown. wailed upon the Mavor
if that town, and ro?pcotfully prolforod him ;
their united end thorough co-operation In any
service in which ho might rco lit to employ
them in *ho preservation of the public order
New hrooiu.s clcun. I,
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There \v:ih sirs error in the transcription
of tlio dispatch published yesterday morning
relating to the Baltimore election.?
We liave tlio following further items concerning
this disgraceful lawlessness :
IIAl.'i'l Molt Nov. 2,1-5 p. in.*?1The election
solar to-day has been a bloody one.?
Tlie reformers have been driven from the
polls in some of the wards, tho rowdies
taking complete possession. In others
there is a great deal of fighting, some pevj
sons killed and many w< unded. 11 is feared
the worst has not yet been reached.
Xoykiwukk 2, !> p. m.?Mr. l'reston,
j the Democratic candidate in the Third
I lislrift. \r;in lii/llv liont.." ?i-~ i? '
vvuivn u>v:i VI1U JIUilU
with a bill;*. In tlit; seventh word tlio
reformers left the polls in the hands of the
NoVKMMSH, 2, 9.-1 .r) p. in.?It is impossible
to give a list of the outrages cominit;
tod in Hultiinore to-day. The reformers,
after being driven from all but two of the i
wards, abandoned the whole city to the
dominant party. So far as reported only
| two persons were killed outright, and three
mortally wounded. A largo number of
J persons were beaten, many of them peri|
ously, besides a number of minor outrages,
! not positively ascertained where or by
j whom committed. It is reported that Mr.
Preston has been nRX!i*?in-i??fl \? !
! accounts lie was lying at Barnum's Hotel.
I 'J'lic streets arc deserted, except by the victorious
party. A large delegation of l'lug
i lTf?lics from Washington assisted in thOBe
Further from Baltimore"Wc
Vw^vo the following additional items
f^oin the l*^ltimore election on Wednesday:
.I'at.timoSh Nov. 2.?Itbecamc evident
j early in the day,.that scenes of rioting and [
j bloodshed would *^nrk the election. At ,
I noun, i nc reports fr&m tho various wards
| showed that the RefonS^rs stood nc chance
of securing an impartial >010.
Tlifi '5(1 ward was blookeuNm by rowdies
and tho police wem inactive.
In the 10th ward, tho rowdies (Siupelled
the Reformer .J udgo of the election tblpave
the polls, and all the Reform votes w?r<>
driven away, beaten and otherwise maltroal
| Tn tho 1 f>th wards, Adam R. Kyle, a
merchant of Hanover street, was shot and
killed, and < !co. Kyle, hia brother, danger- I
In t lie 15th ward, tho Reformers resist- |
cd with fire-arms, and one of the notorious '
rowdy leaders was killed and two others ;
WOUnded. Two Reformers wow wmnwLO I
In tho 10th ward, tho Reformers were
In the ISth ward, tho rowdies were in
full possession, and one of tho Reformers
was severely beaten.
In the 5th ward, the Reformers were
driven oil' early. A son of Joshua Vnnsnlit
was .severely beaten. Shots wore fired, ;
but with harmless result.
In the 1st, 2d and 1th wards the rowdies
had the voting all to themselves.
In the 12th ward, the rowdies had a ,
swivel and drove off all the Reformers. In
this and the 15th ward, pangs of rowdies j
from Washington, aided those of this city, j
In the last named ward a boy was mortally j
.l. i <i v
I Mini 111 me urease.
I These arc only a portion of the incidents. 1
| In most of the wards, the Reformers wore ;
I assaulted, beaten and maltreated.
In the 11th ward, a stronghold of the '
j Reformers. Gen. McGill,n prominent Ive- !
| former made a speech and announced the
i withdrawal of Mr. John II. Thomas, Re|
candidate for State Attorney. The
| Reformers ihcn nil withdrew, linding it iin|
possible to accomplish anything.
j Win. 1\ Preston, Democratic Candidate
i for Congress in the 5>d district, is now ly|
in? at Rarnum's Hotel, having been badly
beaten with a billy over the head. The assault
:k said to have occurred in the 7th
! Uat.ttmon i**, Nov. 2.?0] o'clock, P.
.M.?At 15 o'clock, Hr. Robinson, of the I
Central Reform ( nuinittee, came to the j
! 12th ward pull, and announced that the Re- '
funnel's were beijig driven from every ward
except that and the 7th, and counselled
those there to withdraw, to avoid further
bloodshed; whereupon, I>r. Thomas, Rci
form Judge of election, retired, and the
j contest was abandoned. 1 Previously, the
I Reformers throughout the city withdrew,
; leaving the polls in the hands of the rowdies.
Numerous leports of minor outrnires on
private rights of citizens arc in circulation ;
in the several wards.
In the 2<1 vird, a (jrOrinnn was shot in !
tlic hip. Tn iho r?th, a man whoso name
is unknown, was dreadfully beaten
The most reliable account is, that Win.
P. Preston, candidate for Congress, was
assnultcd at (?ovanstown, in Baltimore
county. One account says he was beaten
by an Irishman. There are so many reports
that it is difficult to arrive at the truth.
Mr. Ivvle was shut, in din ir?. >
living an hbursinco, but in a hnpelesHeon- I
dition, us tlx: ball is buried in his brain.
Tbo streets nro nearly deserted to tii?rht, '
except, hy the victorious party. All tbo I
stores clo^od nt Oavk.
Tbo .proprietor of tbo Daily Kse.hanir? i
having been threatened with assault of his J
nllico, made a demand on the city authorities
Til I UP DJSI'ATCU.
' B^LTiMOPtfyffov. 2?11 o'clock, P. M.
?Tim Ahum'leans arc rejoicing over their
The III formers deny that ai.13 tl?i?i<r liUo
an election lias taken place.
All the olliccrs being on the same ticket,
it will be late before returns are received.
In the 17th ward, the average American
vote is 800; the highest Reform foto
Mr. Kyle died at 0 o'clock to-night.
Make a Note of It.
The following communication, from tho
l'ee Dee ((Svorgetown, S. ('.) Timm, will,
when taken in connection and linkedwwith
the marked maps of Brown and coadjutors.
be well understood :
" Mr. I'ditor :?- Inclosed I hand you a
letter clipped from the Charleston Courier of
tlic 21th. Jt is addressed to Alou/.o (i.
Bradley, Kso., and was found among tho
papers that have recently turned up at
Harper's Kerry. Some time in July or
August last an individual who subscribed
tu.s name -J. W. Bradly, made his appeared
in our town and took up his abode at
one of our hotels. He said he had becu a'
practieiug lawyer in New York, and had
come to Georgetown for his health, whero
he intended to remain six months, and had
no objections during this period to engago
in teaching, or in the more arduous labors
of his profession. lie applied for a situation
as teacher to one or two gentlemen,
and perhaps proposed a law co-partnership
with others. 1 le was without any letters
of rccommendatton when he arrived, and
afterwards obtained only one such lotto
from a man in New York, lie, of course,
procured no situation.
" Pnring his stay here lie amused himself
by seeking information in a general
way about the population, habits, itc., of
tl?> .....i " ' *
mill no UIUKVIIH. I1C lind
conic, ho said, by the-advice of his physician,
to remain six months, and lie intended
to do so?at all events he would stay
until! the Charleston Convention. He
was a devout attendant at church, &c. So
matters stood untill the report of the Harper's
Ferry difficulty became public here.
He immediately took passage in the staaco
for the railroad. He was told on Friday
last that he was rn object of suspicion by
tt>e citizens. He replied that it n ade no
diiTbtonco, as be had already taken bis
passage* for the stage of that evening?
but for th*t he would st.ty and see it out.?
ile repaired to his hotel, and after an
Hour s absences returned and said to the
gentlemen with whom the previous conversation
had occurred, that lie had made
up his mind to remain lu town untill Monday
evening, and if the citizens desired it,
they could search him or his ofleets. No
search was entered upon, for the hour's
ubsoncc at his hotel had probably put
matters beyond the reach of buccessful
" The accounts which reached our town
on Saturday morning stated, in jel'erenec
to the Harper's Ferry affair, that sundry
letters and documents had been found
among the papers of the insurgents, arid
our peregrinating attorney took French
leave o! the place on Saturday evening
without footing his hill at the hotel. May
not, therefore, Alonzod. Bradley be J. W.
Bradley (?) tho abolitionist to whom tho
inclosed letter is addressed ? And if so,
does it not stand us in hand to woleonic all
such strangers hereinafter to " hospital
graves?" There is little doubt among the
citizens that this fellow was an emissary in
our midst. But as Usual, we have waked
up too late. Is it not a warning to keep
ever ready and on tho watch tower?with
our senses about us and our powder dry?
Bradley is n tall spnre-built man, complexion
rather florid, withsiinrp features?what
is usually called " hatchet face"?dresses
very common, anil wor.i wliil?? > -
comical old white luit. lift left for tho
Northeastern Railroad on Saturday night
la^-t, and may have gone towards Charleston,
as ho was particularly anxious when hero
tolenrn somctbingnbout J lean fort District."
In the same connection, we clip the following
paragraph from thcChcraw (ln/otte,
from which it will be seen that incendiary
documents have boon passing through tho
mails in that vicinity, and that public attetioii
had been called to the fact :
" Within the past few months wo liavo
seen intercepted documents from more than
one abolition State, announcing that such
a conspiracy existed, and that the time was
soon to come for its consumption. Tlieso
documents have been circulated through
flu mails, and could hardly have entirely
escaped the scrutinizing eyes of Post Mastors.
One of these documents, to our
knowledge, was gent to tho l'ost Master
(!oneral,an his attention particularly directed
to its fiendish contents. Why has not
some action been taken by that Department
to arrest these treasonable plot tings?"
a Distinction with I'iitki :k\tk.-"Yo? "vo
no wife, ( bclirve?" hi*.i<l Mr, I'lunk to bin
neighbour. "No, Fir," wns iho reply, "I
never wan married." " All !" fluid Mr. lilaek,
" von are a happy ?lo^!" A short time alter.
Mr. Blank. aiIdro*.'?inj5.n married man, said :
" You have a wife, nil* ?" " Yos, sir a wifo
and three children." " Indeed," t*uhl Mr.
Wank, "r^u aro a hftp"py man!4' "Why,
Mr. lllank," said ono of the e.impany. " jour
remarks' to I lie ma-rifd and the nninnrriod
seem to conflict flomeAvhat." " Not at all?
II ?!? fi ... ? rr . .
..? % ,U ?? ?. oil. j II* IV? 10 a (UIK-M.IM O IU Uljf
statements. i'lease be more observing, sir.
I wild the man who hail no w ife wuh a " happy
dog." and the man who hud a wife was ft
' Imppy man." Nothing donflicting, sir?
nothing nt nil. I know what I s?y, sir f"