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VOL. xx
WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 23, 1S70.
NO 46.
Tlaneo Danaoa B< Doa? Perentie*.-Vir?.
DEVOTED TO LITERATURE. MORALITY AND GENERAL INTELLIGENCE*
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The Sumter Watchman.
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[From the Lipploeotl'e Magasine.]
MURDER MOST FOUL.
forth frum the smoke and carnage
ADI! thunder ol' the tremendous third
day of ijettysburg there staggered a be?
wildered fugitive, wounded, fevered,
bud half blinded by pain ?od blood
His laded, torn, and tattered, clothing
(once perhaps a uniform) was blood
ataioed here aod there, aud hisheatless
forehead Tras marked hy a bleeding
cut. His lett haud, wrapped io bloody
bandages, rested ic a sling, and he
limped as he went with a labored gait.
Ho bore no ai ms oor knapsack ; these
had already been flung aside; and DOW,
ls he pursued his way, he divested him
tell hurriedly of all bis accoutrements
one alter another, and cast them impa?
tiently to the ground. He took no path.
He pushed on with unsteady yet rapid
strides through bushes, over rooks and
feu ces, straight ahead, with lips com?
pressed io silent agony. His apparently
wild and aimless flight had carried him
some miles (rom the aotual conflict
(which wan not yet decided), when his
fast diminishing strength was shown in
bis feebly tottering steps and in the
difficulty with which he kept from
plunging headlong to the earth. At
this moment be came in view of a farm
house, and the sight stimulated him to
renewed effort. Forward he toiled,
full of fresh hope, when, half way be?
tween him and the goal of his exertions
there aroBe a high, broad stone wall.
It seemed to him insurmountable, aud
he groaned in anguish. Nevertheless he
essayed to olamber over the obstaole.
More than once he fell back from the
attempt, but at length, as if with his
last expiring energies, he m?laged to
drag himself to the top of the wall*
Dizzily he looked about him, as he
thougnt to rest himself a moment ; but
suddenly all grow blank and he became
unconscious.
He fell fainting and insensible to
thc ground on the inner side of the wall,
with despairing cry for ?'Water 1" He
had luckily fallen near a spring house,
and a startled girl, pail in hand, heard
his exclamation and saw him fall. She
at once approached him. put water to
his lips, und washed the blood from his
face. She continued her ministrations
uutil animation began to return to thc
seemingly lifeless form. He opened
his eyes aud gazed at her. broiling
faintly, he fondly murmured.
"Indiana 1"
His fevered brain evidently mistook
her for another. Closing bis eyes he
lapsed suddenly into a doep sleep
Taking advantage of this, she hastily
proceeded to the farmhouse, whence
she soon returned with the old farmer
aud hts wife. Spreading a blanket, they
placed the wounded soldier upon it,
aud with difficulty bore him to abed.
"He is a rebel," said the old man.
"lim is a fellow human," remarked
his wile
..And he is wounded-dying, perhaps,
far from home aod friends," added the
girl, who was obviously tho daughter'of
the aged couple.
On the fourth day of July it was
known to all the army that Lee was re?
treating. That General had fallen
back into Virginia when the wounded
soldier whose fortunes we aro following
became aware that ho hud been left
bebit.d in tho enemy's country. He
found himself tenderly cared for in the
house of Mr. Ordolf, a plain but sub?
stantial farmer, whose wile and daugh?
ter were assiduous io their humane at?
tentions to the oisablcd Confederate.
They were mother und sister to him in
his forlorn condition, and his grateful
affection for them grew day by day as
ho experienced their unselfish kindness.
Toward Mary Ordolf, the daughter, his
feelings rapidly grew to bc of a holier
and more tender character. What she
was in form and feature would have
been sufficient excuse for this ; and then
her simple daily life, exhibited in nil
its gentle purity beforo him and in his
behalf, was enough to subdue the mo t
obdurate of masculine hearts. It did
not take him long to learn that his love
was returned, and beforo he became
strong enough to leave his room
he and his, fuir nurse were
"engaged." Was it a baleful con
junction, this of tho "loyal" maiden and
the "rebel" lover ? We shall see.
As soon as John Rnndall (such wns
tho young Confederate's name) was
strong enough to march, he felt he could
no longer remain where ho was : ho had
to choose between a Federal prison and
an attempt to escape to thc Confederacy.
He promptly made choice ol' the latter
alternative. Giving his "parole" to the
elder Ordolfs, and ft kiss of eternal fidelity
to the weeping Mary, he bade them all
farewell and made the venture. He
was successful, reaching Richmond
safely, and, being shortly declared duly
exchanged, took bis part in the remain
der of the war till the surrender of Lee
In the meantime, however, the Ordolfs
heard nothing of him. We leave it to
the immugination of ber sex to conceive
tho emotions, ever varying from hope
to despair, experienced by Mary Ordolf
under these circumstances. On tho
third of July, 1865, she was sitting on
the root of a huge oak whioh shaded the
?pring house, thinking mournfully of
that day, two years before, when the
fainting Confederate fell at her feet ap.
pealing for succor. Io the midst oftheso
reminiscences she thought she hoard a
noiee or. ?hoatono wall near hor Turn?
ing to look, she saw a man in the act of
leaping to ibo ground. She recognized
him io an instant.
"Maryl"
"John I"
And the long separated were once
moro uoited. Within a fortnight they
Wore married.
Randall did bot long remain with his
young wifo-bia business, be said, oalL
?g him to Virginia-and he left her
with her parents upon the pretext that
his home was not quite prepared for her.
He waa absent two months, correspond?
ing regularly with her, however. At
the end of this period he carno again,
staying some weeks, and again leaving
her on the same plea. These dominga
and departures were repeated several
times, until Mary anti her parents began
to suspect that Randall, for some reason
waa either ashamed or afraid to intro-1
duoehis wife to his own family. Mary
had boen shocked to hear the gossip?
ing whisper that her husband had an otb
er wife in Virginia, and she had to ac?
knowledge that bia oonduot was not
above suspicion, notwithstanding his
plausible assurances. On his last visit
the old farmer iosisted that Randall
should at once decide either to settle
down there with his wife or to take her
with him. Irritated by the apparent
laok of confidence in him, he at once
avowed his determinaton to carry her
to Virginia, and making hurried prepa?
rations for the journey, they soon went
South together. It was during the trip
that Mary first found resolution enough
to show her husband a letter whioh she
had received some months before
from his home in Virginia, lt ran as
follows :
"MART : I have chanced to see a let?
ter addressed to Mr. John Randall,
Beeville, Virginia, by you, io whioh
you olaim that gentleman as your hus?
band. As laman intimate acquaintance
and near relative of his, I am surprised
at your pretensions (whether well or
ill founded), for he is still considered a
single man here, where he was born and
reared, and passes himself as such. If
he is married to you or anybody else, I
assure you that he keeps the matter a
seoret here, and I am certain that neith?
er his father or mother knows anything
of it. Tell me all about it, and you
will oblige. INDIANA."
"That girl is my evil genius 1" ex
olaimed John Randall, excitedly, when
he had read the note. "She is my first
cousin, and has always loved me from
childhood with a sort of fierce passion.
When I first saw you, Mary, I wus en?
gaged to her,and I have never had the
courage to announce, our marriage to
her or to my own family I have weak
ly kept the seoret, putting off the evil
day as long us 1 could, or until my cir?
cumstances wou d justify mo in braving
the wrath of my parents and all concern
ed. But matters have cune to a crisis
A duy or two will decide whether wc
are to be repudiated or kindly welcom?
ed."
"John," entreated Mary, let us return
to my father's."
"And thus confirm the gossips in their
slanders ? Never ! Thc die is cast lu
dianna and her friends will rave; let
them. Great G<?d ! what a creature she
must be. Did you answer her letter ?"
"I did, giviug her, in self defence,
all thc information she asked."
"And yet, with her full knowledge
of my marriage with you, she has con
stantly been eager for mo to consum?
mate my engagement with her, indirect
ly urging it by every menus ut her com?
mand."
It was Saturday evening when they
arrived nt the depot nearest to Beeville
and stopping at the hotel there that
night, next day Randall hired a convey?
ance (driving himself) und started
hum?aVaid with his bride.
Monday he returned the horses and
vehicle.
Tuesday night ho escorted a young1
lady ol Beeville, to a party, and there
bore himself as gay ly, apparently, as the
other young men.
His wile had mysteriously disappeared!
Tho public of Beeville and vicinity
knew not of her coming, and therefore
she wau not missed.
Where was she ?
ii
Ten days after the body of an unknown
woman was found in the woods a few
miles from Beeville. A pistol ball was
found buried in her neck ; on her throat
were the marks of a murderous clutch ;
and from head to foot she had been
beaten and bruised in the most cruel
manner. Thc jury of inquest was not
able to identify her, nor was there
found any likely clue to lead to thc
detection of her murderer. Descrip?
tions of the murdered woman and her
dress were published, and rewards were
offered for the apprehension of her
murderer, but all in vain. The body
was bnried, but within a few weeks the
excitement occasioned by thc dreadful
horror had completely subsided. It
seemed a hopeless mystery, forever im?
penetrable.
Meanwhile thc Ordolfs heard regular?
ly from Randall His first letter ex?
plained why Mary did not write : "You
will understand, why Mary employs me
as her amanuensis when I inform you
that she was so unfortnnate ns to have
her right hand severely bruised by a
slamming ear door on our way here.
She can not use it at all at present, but
we are io hopes that it will soon be
woll. With this exception we are en?
joying ourselves here, and have ?very
prospeoi of doing well. Mary is delight?
ed with her reception by my rotations and
friends, and desires roc to assure you of
her content."
The next letter from Randall still
harped upon tho injured hand : Mary
has caught cold in the hand that 1 told
you had been hurt,?nnd it is much in?
flamed, causing her great pain. A doc
tor has been called in, who expresses
fears as to the result unless grout care
is taken. But ho is noted for mak?
ing a caso appear worse tuan it really
is, and we are not alarmed."
There was some delay in the next
letter, causing the simple and oonfiding
Ordolfs much uneasiness. At (ength
it came, fulfiling their wildest fears:
"May Heaven help you and all of us
to bear it I Our darling Mary is gone:
she ia dead I Five days ago -/ho wa?
aieied with lockjaw, and expired next
day, in spite of every offort to relieve
her. She was sensible to the last, but
speechless. She was buried yesterday.
You may faintly imagine my grief and
desolatioo. You have lout a daugh?
ter, but I have lost io ber all
that was dear to me. God help us
all I
I ara too unnerved to write now_
But ? must beg, os a last favor, that
you allow my darling's remains to rest
here undisturbed I will eare for them,
and water the flowers on her dear grave
with my frequent tear** A* soon as
I have tho heart to undertake the task,
I will send you all her clothing, eto ,
reserving to myself ooly a few memen?
toes. May Heaven bles? you und sustain
you !
The aged couple were heart broken
at tho loss of their only child, and
mourned with a grief that refused
to be comforted. Ah ! it was not
long before they would have thank?
ed God that their daughter's fate
had beeo no worse than they at first be
lieved
The reward offered fur the discovery
and apprehension of the murderer of
the woman had stimulated one maa to a
pat icm t and ceaseless investigation. He
was a sort of amateur detective, named
Tinsley, who had nv special fitness lor
his self assumed office, except an in?
tense curiosity and a persistent brood?
ing that would sometimes bring form
and purpose out of chaos. He haunted
the spot where the corps was lound,
aod meditated upon all the circumstan?
ces of the case with thc dogged pet tit.a
city of stupidity. A brighter person
would have yielded thc tusk io despair,
but his very dullness kept him at it, and
at length Liave him a due that he slow?
ly but steadily followed up. Near the
scene of the murder he oue day found a
chignon of coal black hair. The dead
woman's hair was auburn, and when
fouod she wore a chignon of the same
color. Close to the chignon lay a piece
of muddy paper, lt proved to be an
old letter, dated "Noar Gettysburg, Pa."
It was sin,ply addressed to ".My dear
husband." and was signed "your affec
tionate wife, ?Mary." Nobody but Thu
sloy would have attached any importance
to these discoveries, but it being his
habit of min .! to refer everything to the
case then in hand, he at once believed
that he had found the key to the awful
mystery. Yet lio.w easy it was to ac
count for thc presence of those things
there! Hundreds of bo'h sexes, from
far and Rear, had visited the noted
scene, and it was very probable thai sonic
of these had lost the chignon and the
letter. Tinsley, however was not nt all
impressed witli this view of the matter
and he thought it worth his while to g i
to Gettysburg and inquire for "Mary."
Ile did so lt was a weary hunt,
and would have seemed a fool's errand
to most people ; hut ut length Tiusley
got on the tract ot "Mary." and he per
sited it till he was welcomed by the Or
dolfs asa friend and neighbor of-John
Randall! Ile already knew enough to
convince him that John Randall's wife
was the murdered woman found near
Beevillc, and thut John Randall was
her murderer He had ulrcady seen
t>e minister who married them, and
now he read Randall's letters written
since thc hellish deed, and he thrilled
with horror nt their cold blooded du
plicity and atrociousness. The evidence
was appallingly overwhelming. We
cast a veil over the scene that occurred
, M !icn Tinsley told that (dd, bereft couple
w'tat he believed to bc thc true story
of their daughter's end.
All Beevillc and the country around
was amazed when it. was announced that
John Randall had been arrested for the
murder. It was incredible. Ilia char?
acter was excellent, both as a citizen,
aud soldier, and he was noted for his
abstinence, not only from the vices but
from the follies into which young men
commonly fall. Yet when all thc damn
ing developments appeared, it seemed
impossible to doubt his guilt. As he
had once been high in public estimation,
so now he fell, like. Lucifer. The pop?
ular indignation rose against him iu a
tempest, and he was threatened with the
summary vengeance of an excited
mob.
On thc trial it was positively estab
lished, by thc identification of clothing
and ornaments, that the dead woman
was Mary Randall, once Mary Ordolf ;
that the prisoner married her in I860,
and had since strangely kept thut iac? a
secret, not only from hi>i acquaintance??
at Beevillc, but from his own family j
that, iu short, he brought ber to Vir?
ginia, and was lust seen with her iu a
carriage driving through Beevillc on
the Sunday wc have already noted; that
at thc hotel on the Saturday night bc^
fore, he told his wife that he intended
next day to take her to his undo, whose
house she never reached ; thut he was
engaged to be married to Indiana Ran?
dall, his cousin; and that he had cruel?
ly duped thc Ordolfs into believing that
his wife had come to a natural death.
There was a cloud of other tes'iraouy to
the like effect, and though ho was elo?
quently defended, the ju.y did not hesi?
tate in returning a verdi?" of "Quilty
of murder in thoa?rst degree."
I When asked if he had anything to say
j why scutence ot death should not bo
I passed upon him, Rand-JI simply an?
swered :
"Nothing !"
His counsel appealed, but in vain
besought executive clemency, but with?
out avail. The day beloro that set tb
the execution of tho condemned man,
thc following communication appeared
?io tho Beevillc Gazette:
\ EDITOR GAZETTE :-I do not claim to
1 be toe only person in town who im?
partially and critically heard and exam?
ined the evidence submitted in the case
I of Randall, who is soon to bo hangod;
but such seems to be the faot. Whilo
II must admit that the mass of that tes
i timony appears to bc fatally against the
; condemned, thoro are certain odds and
' ?adi of it that point away from him to
V ** r JU,'.. . ?.V a,af JU
another or others. The man who first
foaod tho body said that he MW DO traeka
of a man near it, only the traoks of a wo?
man or of women Not distant froto the
spot was an old well into which the
body would have been thrown by the
condemned had he killed her ; the pre?
sumption is thar, he did not kill her,
but that she wa? killed by some one an?
able to convey her eorpse to that plaoe
of concealment. A freedman testified
to seeing two females pass that way on
the Sunday in question. Mr. Tinsley
found a coal black chignon near the
soene, whioh was not ofaimed as Mrs.
Randall's. A certain young lady wit?
ness, with raven tresses, posessed of a
motive quite equal to that alleged
against Randall, admitted that she knew
Randall was married, had seen a letter
from his wire to him, had written to her
etc. Is it not barely possible that her
information of the marriage may have
been derived from the very letter found
by Tinsley, dropped there by some one
-not Randall?
"These things that I have briefly
mentioned, are, of course, inconclusive,
but they are terribly suggestive, and I
could not let John Randall die before
bringing them to publie notice.
"J U8TI0B."
On the day of execution Randall's
counsel published a card, in whioh they
said :
"The communication in yesterday's
Gazette, signed 'Justice,' indirectly im?
putes to us a gross negligence io the de?
fence of our olient. W ean only say,
in self-justification, that the Hue of ar?
gument iodieated and the course of in?
vestigation suggested by the facts al?
luded to, were peremptorily objected to
by Mr. Randall himself, and were ac?
cordingly abandoned by us."
Randall was hanged in accordance
with his sentence-dying without ooo?
Cession or denial.
III.
After tho execution tho sheriff for?
warded to Mr. Oidolf a scaled letter
from Randall, written on the eve of his
death. We give ao extract :
"I did not do it, nor consent to it, nor
!:now of it until the awful deed was doue
beyond remedy. I would willingly have
sacrificed a thousand lives for her, as I
uow sarifice life and reputation to screen
the one who is really guilty. VVith Mary
perished every desire in me for H'e. I
lung for death-even tho death of the
gallows. Rut I would not die leaving
you forever under the horrible belief
that I am the murderer of our darling
Oh ! 1 adjure you to credit me when I
swear here, in the presence of God and
eternity, that I am innocent. Mary,
who knows me guiltless, will meet me
joyfully beyond the tomb."
Indiana Randall was said to be a
raving maniac. From the first arrest of
John Randall she had exhibited symp?
toms of a mind unsettled by the weight
of sudden and overwhelming grief.
Uer family gave out that tho loss of her
lover under such fearful circumstances
had temporarily affected her physical
and mental health, and friends and ac?
quaintances were requested to forbear
their visits until her recovery was an?
nounced. She was seen rarely, and
theo under the closest surveillance. As
thc day of Randall's execution ap?
proached, it was rumored that she grew
worse, aud on that day it was whispered
that, she wus so violent as to require
strong restraint and coostant watching.
And it was so. She was mad, but there
was a tembl? method in her madness.
She sought to break from her confine?
ment and rush to thc place of execution.
She shrieked aloud avowals of her own
guilt and declarations cf the innocence
of John Randall She prayed to be
permitted to die in his stead. Alas,
poor wretch ! she was already beyond
thc vengeance of law. Could her guilt
havo been established beyond a doubt,
she was now insane, and it was too late
to save the condemned.
?.I knew," she cried, "that ho had
gone to see bis wife, perhaps to return
with her, and I watched daily for his
coming back. Constantly alone in these
watches, I managed to get one of John's
pistols from his room, and this I carried
with me, but only for self-defence. I
met them that Sunday afternoon, and
my soul was in a tumult of emotions as
John accosted me and introduced mc to
his wife. His wife ! Yes, I knew it
was she before he told mc. I had known
for months of his secret marriage. Sup?
pressing my feelings as much as I was
able, I endeavored to be calm. We had
met just beyond tho path which leaves
the main carriage road, and cuts off
about a milo of tfic distance to thc
house. As wo all could not ride, I sug?
gested that she and I should walk
through by the path, while John drove
around by the road. John strongly ob?
jcotcd to this, but sho seemed anxious
to accompany roe, and he at lust re?
luctantly consented.
"I had no idea of hurting her. The
wish was strong iu my hoart that God
would strike her dead, but I had no in?
tention of raising my own hand against
her. As we proceeded, talking as well
as my state of mind would allow, we
came to the spot whero her body was
found. There tho path became so nar?
row that wo had to go singly, and it so
chanced that she went before. It flashed
upon rae like lightning from hell ! Tho
place wnp desolate and lonely. Thoro
she was, - few feet in front of me, all
unconscious and at my mercy. It was
a mad impulse, but in a moment I drew
tho pistol and fired ! She foll, but at?
tempted to riso. I sprang upon her in a
frenzy of excitement, and kicked, beat,
bit, and choked her until she lay quito
still-dead !"
"My ohild," said her palo and trom
bling father, "theso aro but the dis?
tempered fanoies of fever. You have
brooded over this unhappy matter until
it has quito unset you. Doubtless you
wish to save John-so ^o we all-but it
is folly for yon or any of os to seek to
become a substitute for him. My ob ?Id,
Uko our assurances that all this circum?
stantial account of your killing that
unfortunate woman ia the mad work of
a disordered mind. Calm yourself, in a
few days yon will be better, and will
have forgotten all that yon now insist
on so vehemently/'
"Ah, father," she exclaimed, "it may
.nit your purposes to argue that I am
mad. Perhaps I am. Bot t know my
guilt, and 1 will no longer cooeeal it.
Yon all know it, too. Who, that fatal
evening, kneeled to the furious and dis*
traoted John and besought him to ai?
lenee ? Whose entreaties prevailed on
him to adopt the very course which has
brought him to the scaffold ? To save
me yon will allow him to be sacrificed 1
I have been deceived long, bat it is not
yee too late. I will proolaim my guilt
to the world ; I will take his place on the
gallows 1 .Loose me 1" But her cries
and struggles were in vain.
Thus she raved of her real or ima?
ginary part in the horrid tragedy, giving
now a ooherent version, as plausible as
it was astonishing and anon a confused
and silly jumble of imposibilitiea that
aroused naught but pity and incredu?
lity.
The scaffold from whioh John Randall
had been launched into eternity was
still standing in tfie jail yard, when, one
night, close on the stroke of twelve, the
guard beheld with terror the noiseless
approach of a form arrayed in white.
Awed to silence by the apparition, the
guard watohed its motions with breath?
less attention. Entering the yard, it
proceeded at once to the scaffold and
mounted it. In a few moments thc
staring guard beheld the figure suddenly
sink through the platform to the shoul?
ders, where, after some convulsivo
motions, it remained stationary. To
that guard it was the ghost of Randall,
and he fofl fainting with alarm. In his
fall his musket was discharged, and this
bringing the jailor and others on tho
.ceno, it was speedily discovered that
the ghost was a woman ! Eluding her
guardians, and providing herself with a
cord, Indiana Randall followed the tuan
sho loved through the same exit be had
taken !
Wasjhe alono guilty ?
Or was she alone guilty?
Or were both guilty ?
W. C. ELAM.
STONEWALL JACKSON IN ROfflB
INTERIiSTINO INCIDENT.
Miss Sallie A. Brock of Virginia, who
is now on a visit to Rome, is furnishing
a series of interesting totters from tho
Etcrnul City to tho New York Mclropo*
Utan Record. From her lust letter,
dated February 15th, we make tho fol?
lowing interesting cxtraot, which will
be read with pleasure by every admirer
of that great and good man Stonewall
Jackson. After describing her visit to
thc church of St. Maria di Ava Coeli,
Miss Brock writes as follows :
From the Church I continued my
walk towards the palace of Cosar, and
as I stood attempting to read an in?
scription on the arch of Septimus Seve?
rus an incident occurred whioh I think
well worth relating-at least that sent
me onward with a feeling of pride in
my heart which must havo been akin to
that which many a Roman woman has
experienced nt mention of certain names
that gave a brighter glory to Romo.
Wishing some information, I venture 1
a question to a friendly priest whe
passed mc. At that moment a French
soldier, in tho uniform of the Pontifical
Zouaves, approached, and politely lifted
his hat. When the priest had given
me an answer, he said :
"Are you not an American lady V
"I am," I replied.
"Arc you not from tho Stales of the
South ?"
I proudly confessed roy nativity in
Virginia, and a gratified smilo lighted
up his sunburnt visage.
"I thought so !" "I thought so !" he ex
claimed "I cannot mistako tho accent. J
was a soldier in the Confederate army ! 1
fought for the South under Stonewal
Jackson."
You may rest assured I was noi
slow in extending to him my hand, one
expressing gratitudo in all thc language
I could at tho momcut command.
Tho priest stood by in astonishment
not understanding tho remarkable de
monstration.
"A great man !-a great man Stone?
wall Jackson was!" continued tlx
nuldier, while a shade of tho deepen
sadness settled ovor his countenance, am
he touched his hat and passed on.
As I looked forward to thc Arch o
Septimus Severus, and further on t
that of Titus, and still further on to tba
of Constantine, I eould not help thitikiu
that io generations yet to como som
ono might stand, as I did then, an
ponder over an un inscription engrave
upon some monument somewhere oi
the soil of my own dear mother Stat
recording tho naiuo and deed
of Stonewall .Jackson - not less groa
and far more good, than those whic
won for Rome's mighty men crown
und arches, aud immortality for a
future ages.
This episodo of tho morning olmo.?
unfitted me for research. I foun
myself, asl walked on, scum : and ye
sonrcoly seeing. In imagination I wc
back again in tho cupital of tho Soutl
om Confederacy, und from every lip
listened to the praises of him who.?
praises so gladly leaped from tho bea
of tho French soldier, aud anon
behold a long military and civ
procession, n nublo hearse with noddin
plumes; I heard the dull dead notes .
thc muffled druin, and tho low wail
martial music as it pierced tho agonize
air, and I saw the star whioh hud give
us promised of a nation begin to fat
ana darkor and darker grew, until
went out, aud it was night with us
midnight to every hopo that had e?
i kindled tho, flames on the eriiuso
dripping altar of patriotism,
~" .. '..''>.' ' >.; ' .' .vk'/f '
-A ringing machine-th? income
tax.
-Why is it easy to break into an old
man'a boase 7 Give it ap ? Beca ase his
gait is feeble and his locks are few.
- The greatest luxury of wealth is
one the rion bat little avail themselves
ot,-the pleasure of making the poor
happy.
-"Tom, said a girl to her sweet?
heart," yon have beeo paying your dis?
tresses to me long enough. It Is time
you make known yonr contentions, so,
as not to keep me in expense any long?
er."
A dandy swell io New York is in a
bad fix. Bis pants were made so tight
for him that he can't get bis boots on,
and if he puta his boots on first, be can't
get the pant? on.
- Whitemore, like ono of his illas
ti ons predecessors of Congress, knows no
North no South-in fact, no point io
the compass, exoept one, on whioh he is
particularly strong-West Point.
-Over three thousand invitations
were issued fer a marriage ceremony at
St. Paul's M. E. Ghuroh, in New York,
the other evening. It took a bishop
and three miuisters to "tie the koot."
-Habit is like the dropping of water
upon a rook,-it wears into the lifo, and
the marks it makes can never bo effaced
without tho chisel and hammer of self
denial and self discipline.
-We aro constantly hearing new
names for the villainous compound at
present sold for whiskey. The last
comes from Iuka, Mississippi, and bita
tho nail on the head. "Rrpgixiard" is
tho word.
- Advertising is the financial railway
to success. It is an art possessed by a
few ; but these few are the merchant
princes of to-day.
- Sidney Smith once said : "Philan?
thropy is a universal sentiment of the
human heart. Whenever A sees B in
trouble he always wants G to help bim."
- The executioner of Paris hos been
by turns a navy surgeon, a bill broker, a
commission merchant and a gaillotioist.
First he lanoed, then he shaved, then
he scalped, then he beheaded.
-A ocrtain amount of opposition is
a great help to man. Kites rise against
the wind and not with the wind; even
a bad wind is better than none No
mau ever worked his passage anywhere
in a dead calm. Let no man wax pale
therefore, because of opposition ; oppo?
sition is what he wants, and must have,
to be good for any thing. Hardship
is the native soil of manhood and self
reliance.
- The annual report of the New
York commissioners of immigration is
in course of preparation. There have
landed during 1869, two hundred and
fifty eight thousand nine hundred and
eighty-nine aliens, a greater number
than has been registered in any one
year since 1854. Of these the majority
settled in New York, while the remainder
were almost entirely absorbed by Illinois,
Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. The Sun
states t'?at the class of immigrants now
coming in seeks employment rather than
land.
-The very pretty optical illusion by
which gold fishes and canary birds are
made to appear to be joint occupants
of a huge vase of water is getting to be
popular. It is very simple. The bot?
tom of tho vase is concavo-convex, the
apex rising about fifteen inches above
the base of the circumference. This
dome forms tho superstructure of the
bird cage, aud the bottom supplied with
drawers and properly ventilated, servos
as a pedestal for thc vase. Until recently
this pretty arrangement has not been
seen outside of museums. It is now
getting to bc a part of household orna?
mentation.
-A lotter from New York, says :
''There is a marked pressure, just now,
to sell real estate. Houses of almost
every description in thc upper part of
the city, as well as in Brooklyn, can be
had on very easy terms. In many
cases sales have been effected by the
purchaser paying dowji only a year's
rent. This would seem to indicate thut
holders have no confidence in maintain?
ing existing trices. In Jersey city
there is a great dcul of property adver?
tised, without finding a solitary bidder
thus fur. Thc effect of this state of
things on rents, ns May day draws near,
is anxiously looked for."
- How incalculably would thu tono
of a conversation be improved if it of?
fered no exceptions to tho example of
Bishop Beveridge : '. Resolve never to
speak ol'a man's virtues to his face, nor
his iuults behind his back :" a golden
rule, the observance of which would
banish battery sud defamation from the
earth. Conversation stock being a
joint and common property, every one
should take a share in il, and yet there
may be societies in which silenco will be
our best contribution. When Isoorales,
dining with thu King of Cyprus, was
asked why he did not mix with the
discourse of the company, ho replied:
"What is seasonable Ido not know, and
and what I know u not seasonable."
A Cmr.n's TRAINING, - Inone word,
lhere is nothing but competent instruc?
tion in early life whioh will give ?very
oh i 11 tho opportunity of making the
most of himself. Therefore, let the
inquisitive mind of n child bo properly
. inst meted and established in physieul,
f intellectual and moral truth; let him
thus understand him-elf, what ho is,
why ho is hore, where bo is goi"g. and
, it is not in human nature to deny that
; thut youth will be botter ablo to begin
'. life's duties, to meet its trials, to enjoy
. its sweets, and to .bear ita ills, than
children who are-dentod these natural
' and friendly helps.'
181?. 18TO.
MATES VILLE, S- C.
j. A. MAY?S & CO..
WILL CONTINUE D?RING TOB YBAB TO
KEEP ON HAND A PULL 8UPPLY
OV GOODS IN TUBIB LIMB,
CONSISTING OF
DHTJGS, MEDICINES,
GROG ERIES.
&HB - FR??IS?0 HS.
?nd hop? to merit . contiouaace of th? liberal
patronage they hare boen remiting.
We desire to call particulsr attention to our
trad* in
FLOUR?
It ls oar ?Im to keep for sale only good qaali
ties of FLOUB, and families may rely upon our
?took ai affording tho bestgr?desof
Extra and Family Flour,
to bo bad tn the markets.
Oar groceries generally are ?ll
FIRST-CLASS GOODS?
and our DRUGS and MEDICINES ar? war?
ranted to be pur? and genuin?.
Besides the usual stoek ot DBUOS ?nd MED
ICINBS, w? keep always on hand, W6 offer two
Invaluable preparation? of oar own manufaoture.
Anti-Malarial Specific,
FOR TUB PERMANENT CUBE OF
Chills and Fevers. %.
TONIC BITTERS,
an admirable combination of TONICS adapted
to Ml oases needing Tonio Medicines.
COUNTRY PRODUCE of all kinds taken in
BARTUR for goods ot fair pricer.
J. A. MATES A CO.
Jan 1, 1870_ly_
New Hardware Store,
Main-st under Sumter Hotel.
L. P. LORIN G,
-AOBMT ron
Messrs. King & Hnppman,
BALTinOBB, m. D.
Would respectfully announce to his friends and
the pablie, that he has received ?nd opened, at
the above establishment a
Stock of Hardware and
Family Utensils,
embracing every article in this line of business,-]
which he intends to sell at the
LOWEST PUK ES, FOR CASH.
n<a will keep always in store, a complete assort?
ment of
Collin's Axes, Ames' Shovels and Spades,
Trace Chains, Hoes,
Rakes, Pitch Forks,
O rain Cradles, Soy the Blades,
Ouano Selves,
Pocket and Tablo Cutlery,
Brass Preserving Kettles,
Tio Ware, Window O lars-all sises.
Persons in want of the most convenient and I
oeonomioal Stoves, can be supplied with the
latest improved patterns at prices which cannot,
full to give entire satisfaction.
May 20_
JAMES CALDWELL.
I WHOLESALE ANO RETAIL DEALER IN
Boots, Shoes, Hats,
Trunlts dbo.
Opposite J. T. SOLOMONS,
Sumter, So. Ca.
Feb I?_tloct.
TO THIS
Planters of Maysviile
anti Surrounding Country..
OKNTLRMKN;- ?
We most respectfully offer you the following j
manures:
PERUVIAN OUANO. direct from the agent,
FARMERS PLASTER OR GYPSUM, up to]
standard,
SOLUBLE PACIFIC OUANO,
COMPOUND ACID PHOSPHATE, for composi
ting with cotton seed,
DISSOLVED BONE A SUPERIOR ARTICLE
FLOUR OF BONE,
BAUOH'S RAW BONE PHOSPHATE,
CAROLINA FERTILIZER,
THE NAVASSA AMMONIATED SOLUBLE
PHOSPHATE of Wilmington,
teO" cash orders solicited.
MAYES A COOPER Agonts.
Jan 5 - 3m
n H. NASrf. P. St. DUI.IN
NASH & DULIN,
WHOM3KAL.M 1)15 A Milts IN
Manufactured Tobacco,
SMOKING AND CHEWING, OF
DI FF EH EXT ORA DES,
SUMTER. SO. CA.
ALSO
Resp a pood supply nf NORTH CAROLINA
RYE and CORN WHISKEY, SKUA US, und
LIQUORS of variunx kinds.
TOBACCO nt Wholesale furnished at Manu?
facturer*' Prices.
Country Merchants will do well to cull and
oxntnine our stuck.
All orders promptly eieouted when accompa?
nied with the eash.
The custom of my old friends whom I have ;
furnished by wagoo for several yours is re?
spectfully solieltod.
v ' B. R. NASH.
Oct. 8 -Ctn._i
For Sale.
flin AT VAMTABliK I'ROPKUTV,
called Brookland, Situated in Sumter County,
about one mile from Stntrshtirg, and willoh was
the family residence of the Inte .lohn Brndloy.
It consist? of a i irge and fine Dwellitig House,
with IO roonuT (3 unusually l.irgo,) Brick Kitch?
en, Stablo, H u o, Carrlago lloureand other nec?
essary out buildings, all in thorough repel', ?nd
about 140 acres of and. Plsoe entirely healthy.
Pri?e $6000 00 and terms acvotrmda'lng, P r
other partinulars, apply to the undersigned, at
Marietta, tia., or to J. 8. O. Rlobardsoo, Brq.
?t .Sumter 8, C.
Feb ?-tf. KLLBN BRADLEY.
PROMPTLY ?XICUTRD*
OFFICB OP J
The Sumter Wi
-IR TBS--- ','
Highest Style of tltfc
- I >' '?-Ul
rHB undersigned would unit T??p.'^t(h\C? ?
?nnounc? to tho people of Sumter ?u<! t?r.'<?
.unding country hal ho bare just roeolvt^m,?
SPLENDID LOT O?. '-v^
TSmTarblei ^
nd Ia now prepared tn rocelv? and oxenuterftV'.
era of all kinda in his lino, with ueamva? in*
tapatoh. ; F|2
RON RAILING FURNISHED TO ORDliR,^
W. P. SMITH,- %
SUMTER, S. 0. " *^
Nro- 17 #$
Manufacturodf.by .
larbecfc, Conklin & Wiljis, /|
Manufacturera of
Stoves, Tin and Japaned W?reV^
And Agents (br ^
Kaoline aud Bn&nielou Ware? . ^
for sale by ?'
JJ. P. LORING, Ageut, WA
June V-_' Sumter B. C. " ;S#j
COLT'S .
MILITARY AND COMMERCIAIT?||
Academy, |?
MA YE S VILLE, S. C. \M
[N THIS INSTITUTION ROYS and YOUNG'
MEN will be thoroughly fitted Tor COLLEGE KV
rBUS?NE8S. '
In addition to Ancientnnd Modern Languages*? A3|
he Sciences nnd ordiniiry English Hrwohos,: ? $e
leseinl instruction will bo given io PENMAN*
IHIP, BOOK KEEPING, Business Forma and^$H
leeounta, and in Vocal Music. .?tys
The Prlnolpnl refers with pride and gratifica!
ion to bia former pupils, who hove taken high . ~
tositions in College or Business. V'Ti
CHU FIRST SESSION begins October W", '?.
and eloaes February 16th. ' ' '.".?<
CHE SECOND SESSION begins February lGtb, / --.
and oloses.Tuno 30th.
TERMS : $100 por Session for Board abd
Puiliun, invarinhly in ndvnnco.
Fronch, German nnd Drawing extra. * -,
For Circular? address
CAPT. WILLIAM II. COIT.. -Vfj
Moyesvllle, S. C.- ?JM
REFEREES:
ROT. J. Loighten Wilson, D. D., Dr.. J. A.
Hayes, Mayesv?le, So. Cit.; Gen. W. L. T.
?rlncu, Chernw, 8. C.; Rov J. U. Mack, Challes,?
on, S. C. ; .Rev. O, W. Petrie, I). 1)., Motitgom "i
iry, Ala. ; Messrs. Blai.d?ng A Richardson,-.;. $
sumter, S. C.
Jun 26
t7ju|jr, ?&g
3t. Joseph's Academy? M
CON 1)0 CTR D BT TUB j *]ft
Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy, !?S
SUMTKR, S. C. rv?T?
TUB Collegiate Exorcisea of, t^?fv??jl
First Class Institute, will bo resijrrnjrj^
*-CTl4?i^oii thc 1st of September. A pmfupt,'. .Tfl
^W^jP attendance is rcquostod in fr'4rf' trmlnH
?jfcgF facilitate tho progress and nrrmiga-.'^Jg
neut of the classics. The new building; 4*<V*^8
.pacious omi elegantly finished, furnishing a?,*
.ointnorlutlons for one huodrcd honrdert. Tbo'V*&
jXtcit?ive grounds mid piazzas ure muple for open. , 3
tir exercise and yoting ladies nro thoroughly
instructed in English M al hem pt ie?, Fi ench, Ita-'.
lian, Music, Drawing. Painting, Ac. Ac. Locaii?if.^jj
lionlihy, mr pcre, wa er good, nnd tcrrfia renson- SS
ihle. For pnrticulnra n|>ply to tho Suporlertsa'of. J*
St. Joseph's Acadoiiiy, Suinte^ or to the SupjN ?^j
rinress of Iho Sifters of .Mercy, Charleston, who'
will endeavor to uicet tho prossure of tb* ?linos,
K.vv-10 .... ... . : -?I
MUSIC LfcSSONS. ?
Vocal and Instrumental, :
-
Tho undersigned h.r-iiejj t ri t: r>n h;?> re? ide ff eq ?tcr 'i
Sumter, will elvo leesons In Striding and ?ni -tb0^40
PIANO anil VIOLIN'. Ho ?ill likewise fi?* Irr.* .. "3
?trueiiinsin FRENCH,GERAI AN aud ARfTH&jiiS
MIMIC.
TUNING OF P?ANOS ATTENDED TO'. .*V>J,
For further panionl ir-, :..jij iy lo him nt his M
r?sidence in ll.irv in Street. * &
H. CM. KO'.'FF. / M
Feb 2-If . >J
W0FF0RD COLLEGE;
?PA UTAN RU It?
SO. CA.
C. M.,
F A C V IJ T V :
REV. A. M. SHUT, I). I).. President, ?n " ';
Professor Mental ami Moral fi ii noe.' "" i VjL
DAVID DUNCAN, A. M.. l'ivies^t? Aneioi,!?^
LnngtiHpea and Llierfilnio. '-;/( ?y?
REV W HIT E FOO RD ?A! i Jil, 1). D.,- Pfof?y?it;k
Kngltfh I ii.raiiire. P
WARREN' DURRE, A. M., Piofessor .Xatrlrn);
Sciei^e. * i t
JAS. ll. CARLISLE, A. M , P i.r.ssnr M-tb??.'.^
mailes. . 9
REV A. II. LIFTER, A. M., Profesor III<H..iy ' ;\
nnd ?lblieal Liternturii,
Tho Preparatory S.ih-??I, under tito lm,m>rt)>,t<i ?;J
SUporvM >i> of tho Faculty, Jno. W. fi 1 i li*P. Jr'>?.
A. R., Principal. I'fftffl
Divinity Sehool-Rev. A. M. Fliipp','
Rev. Whitefoord tsmiili, D. J>. j ROT. A J-'-ttr>*??
LoKtor, A.M. . SH
The first Sess'-.n of tho Si Moonlit Collegial*' > <?
Year he?iliN ou the H ret M-n.l.iy in (Jflnbor,.
I SOO. thc >erond Session lirpins nt? the Drat Mi
?lay In January. 1ST?.
'Fha course ol' studio* ?r.A, (he smndsrd t
seholurship remain iiiiehnng.- l, h. I lite >'ueii!t
now admit irregular students or ih'?/6 ?ho wL>
to pnrsue partieulnr SIIUIIKS ot?y.
Tilo S.-ho..IK ul.-., ,,|i(.n --,1 1),, ^ .ine tbnV
Tuition per veor. it. l'..;iv"> fl.^?e*,. #i.clndJ?'o.**
coniiiigent fe?, S'i-t in Speeie, 01 if, etiuivalrut fts,?
Currency. ?i-*'
Tuition per ye ir. ir. Pisp'irnt..ri 'Rohan); Inct?w?J
log oonting?i!t fee, $41 tn ?HT ney." .? ' 7f'^MHB
Hills pay.ii.li? me hilf in .vi...0. RfwrfT. Jftttfci
Month. l>oiu fl''1 'o il'i lu f.n -..ey. '
For lurfb? f purlRnl ?ss ?id jirs/. : ?." -
A M. ?HUI P, l>re?lrfriU*.--\".
May 10 V

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