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m^U?m^mim f tau Vf-m.
lb? mo?ot??D* to the seaboard
bf?^rB?d?cal press is ? nott, sod
p$t?' oat bold, abbiokeo, defiant
n^t^fl^? . corr option, veoality sod
HMrt))i jrbiolv now governs thia 8tate,
HBff?Pwfc ls Uai?g^'mg the booesf*aod
jPS^rlgen t ft>om tb? rank? of the Radical
HLjH?k, We aoerV cordially endorse the
Pigra*ef tb* Press Conference, sod
Mu^tbose resolutions we sbail fight
Wad/t?m\og battle for tbe redemption of
iPl^Btate. We have DO sympathy with
Bmiliiit or party who woold deal dte
KP^eslljr with any claw for the purpose
WjRiwettr??g their vote? or influence.
Irairartf; fought boldly sgtiost tbe recon
EStf^^?tioo acts, because wo believed those
H^ vjiU would bring about just such a
K^^Orrupt, extravagant and malicious
/S^?rctfle of power as DOW exists, and we
- ?re -not ashamed of the fight. We were
BSMf^-rtetr, and the result of that defeat is
P^Wfore the people-in our opinion folly
fjgfr sustaining us in our efforts to prevent
8p.^l|. That is passed-those issues are
R-i dead, and we hu vc-no moT to do with
pv'\- them. We have uow to deal with live
Lf;7, .issues-issues that will affect thc future
"end it behooves ti? to look the matter
t?:j"B$nar-clyr practically and honestly in the
^io.frqe, oud so trim oureails as to steer the
U^Vjahip of State clear of the maelstrom into
fei;. , whit h her pirutioal officers are do
'ternined to carry her. The negro is
i&^invcstod with all political rights, to vote
SVn&Qti hold office. That is uow engrafted
upon the fundamental law of the land,
p/c ?nd we believe it will ncror be removed,
.v. Ho is an integral part of our body
politic.' His vote counts equal with
i-. fr eur? at the ballot box. His vote, obtained
j?~7 by fraud, threats, lies and bribery, has
gi, . heretofore been concentrated to fuist the
W: .present oofrupt State officials upon the
|^ '."people. What, then, is otjp duty ? Is
.fe . it the part of wisdom,-by persisting in
^ .fighting dead issues,-to drive him from
K'.'rQi.f' Certainly uot. .We honestly nc?
fx- .knowledge the rights guaranteed to him,
.Hinder tho law, therefore we acknowledge
r", him our equal at thc ballot box, and
?\ ' " pntitled to all tho rights which flow
Kr .. -from the electivo franchise; consequently
f?v.-7H tft eur duty to defeud him in those
-?'igh*8! encourogo him to exercise them,
re and restore that natural attachment
ss j which has boen maliciously torn assundor
1 ' by the enotuies of our common section,
I and the greater enemies of the negro.
- Yt >, the colored man is entitled to
Tote nod hold office, and ho will oxer
- obre those rights. Now, the practical
question is, shall we doggedly persist
Bj io allowing tho "carpet bagger" and
7C<v ^scallawag" to tnouopolizo tho colored
?ute,-to perpetuate tho infamous rule
which ts now ruining and disgracing
5 the State and Southern peoplo of both
x& moos, or shall we invite and encourage
v "* tho colorod men to ?-come over and
help us" hurl from tho throne of venal
6 power those who have deceived them,
ruined ua nil, and will if permitted to
control publie affairs much longer, swal
m fi)w up every political position and u?ako
m. honesty ? disgrace, and virtud a by
K word ?
;v [From the Edgefeld Advertiser j
Tho principles hero enunciated arc
liberal, progressive and comprehensive ;
sufficiently so, we think, to meet the
approval und scouro the shpport of all
?lasses of oitizens. The Edgcfield Ad?
vertiser endorses them with unfeigned
I good will. In fact Edgcfield has ni
g ready acted practically- upon these self
X samo principles, lu her lato Munici
? pal Election, both parties, Democratic
and Republican, met iu friendly con* j
ferenee, and agreed upon ono oud the;
- same ticket. Wo thought, and still
think, that, under existing laws and cir
cumstances, this was a wise proceeding.
The present Intendant of Edgefield is a
white Republican. Two of the War
' ' dons aro white and Democratic ; the re?
maining two arc colored and Republi?
? The resolutions of tho Tress Confer?
ence assures tho colored voters that
*A their rights are in no jeopardy, and that
their common and true interests will bc
t ,. promoted and secured by a union with
I the honest of our people against thc cor
rupt and tho ignorant. This is wise and
sincere, and we earnestly hope the col?
QI ed voters will realize it as such.
And now let usgo to work, to fight
in tho coming campaign, not as dcnio
yr orals ogainst Republicans for thc
i . ^triumph of party, but together, with
one uceord, to get capable and honest men
. ' into office
As-regards the proposed Convention,
WP think it of thu highest importance
that a Stato Convention, representing
all the elements of opposition to thc pre?
sent corrupt liadkal administration,
should ho held in time to organizo and
prepare for thc Summer and lull eam
;? paign. AH to tho time of holding the
Convention, wc think it would perhaps
be better to defer action until after the
assembling of thc Rndioal Convention,
j In this matter, however, wc cheerfully
fyi defer to the voice of the majority.
And when our convention ?fl author!**
tativcly called, let it be called by thc
jjjjr- united voico of nil South Carolinians
who are opposed to thc party now in
. power in our Sinte, whether they term
themselves Liberal?, Conservatives,
Democrats, Republicans, or Citizens,
Let ut go into thc next fight to win ;
, . not to d?sonas by gono issues, empty
platitudes, or meaningless generalities.
[From the Georgetown Timer']
Tho elcotionn in tho coining full alford
ui an 'opportunity to bring tho State out
of tho slough ol' Radicalism, and cer?
tainly the exporionco of the past, two
years is suoh ns to induce us to make
- f Sorts as have never been made befors io
toe ea use of honesty, decency and good
government. Tho. accomplished fuots
of tho present aro to be dealt with in
thslr full roality. All must now rocog
nixo tho situation aa a critical ono. Re
?ormraotion, with iu rcttulto, negro
suffrage anda ttftoonth. amondmeut,ure
?pon tis whether we dosiro it or not,
inj a sincero aooeptnuoe of ? situution
1 that we oould not prevent (toems to bo
Ilia part of produoo an well ns polioy ;
.r/.' mid: we eonopr in tho viowa of the
? Charleston Now* lu shaping our ocurso
if? ?UOh marmor that white wo make no?ao
??.'' ? fifite of principle, woshoul l set for the
hail iii (or M tfl of tho State. Abolish porty
#rtio4tioni nnd let tho honest and in?
Ulllgtrnt c!t!i?n.i of the Stale, white and
slured, uults fur tho overthrow ai Radi
eal?ao*. ander the banter of th? Cit?
?en*/ Party." Aa regar* national poli.
tic? kt the Northern people nattle th? is
i lott aaoog themselves, ?od e* their
decUioD we will be compelled to reit,
bot *he De ra oe ra lie party of tho 8 ta te U
unable to effect objecte which through
reconstruction have boen oet aside, aod
oar attention ahoald be tamed against
this d?mon Radicalism that ia gapping
the foundations o? society and good gov
eroment, aod checking our progrese and
every means of prosperity. We admit
the task will be a hard one, bot the
piesent ahoald nerve aa' to work for the
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30.
A. A. SILBERT ?.-------- EPTToft
T/te Sumter Watchman has by
far (fte largest circulation (espe?
cially in tlie surrounding country)
of any paper publisJted in Sumter,
and was established in 1850.
GOV. SCOTT AT WASHINGTON.
In the midst ot a perfect calm, and
whilst the press of tho State, from one
end of it to the other, is declaring for
peace and harmony, qaiet elections and
cessation of political agitation-is oall
ing for the union of all good citizens,
white und colored, for the promotion of
these ends, and for securing honost and
economical government, Gov. Scott
turns up at Washington, before a mass
meeting,'belching forth threats of force
and violence-crying out "Winchester
Rifles," ?'ono hundred rounds of ammu?
nition for each mao," >(a fuir election,"
The distant reader would Buppose
that tho people were in arms against
the State Government, and refused obe?
dience to the hiws ; whereas, obedience
to law, State and National, everywhere
prevails, and an almost unparalleled
absence of disturbance, of any sort,
exists throughout tho State. A better
feeling, too, is beginning to manifest
itself between thc races-a consumma?
tion so essential to tho common pros?
The reason for th? course, on tho part
of Gov. Scott, is apparent to every care?
ful observer of passing events. Excite?
ment and disturbance constitute his
"vitul broath" of office-in no other w?y
can ho hope to retain position in thc
State. Agitation ! Agitation ! by which
the severance, politically, of tho two
races, may bo kept up, and himself thus
continuo in the leud of the colored
people, upon whom he is entirely de
pendent for his power.
But the voico of the conservative
??&adcs of the State now heard will grow
louder and stronger, until it shall drown
his cry for "Winchester rifles!" Tho
people of the State intend to have
poace, whether such a state of things
further the interests of Gov. Scott or
cot. The following is the report of his
speech alluded to :
"Jt is timo that weak-kn ced men in
"Congress, who feel that they are carry?
ing legislation a little too far, should
"make up their minds to recognize th?
"Southern Confederacy, and leave us to
"do the best we can for ourselves. As
"lo Georgia, you give the loyal people
"there arms, and they will protect
"themselves. I pay to you gentlemen,
"this evening, as for South Carolina, no
''Republican will ever go to the doors
"of Congress again and knock- for ad
"mission with a majority against him,
"bocituse his friends have been prohibi?
ted by intimidation and murder from
"voting. Unless this thing stops here,
"I tell you that the next class of men
"that comes will bc thc rebel element
"of that country, asking for protection.
"Wc have stood upon a picket lino for
"four years. I spent four years in tho
"anny, and never felt greater dangcY on
''a picket line than I did during thc
"campaign of 1868. T say let Georgia
"alone. Strike out tito Bingham
"amendment. Admit the State. (Great
"applause. ) Let them fight out their
"own battles. If they decide that they
"want an election, I say to the members
"ol' tho Legislature of Georgia, when
"you go home pass such laws as will
"give your governor power to ai m every
"mau in the State. Make an appropri?
ation to enable him to buy all the
"Wii chester rifles that ho can, and one
"hundred rounds of ammunition for
'.cadi man, and then demand a fair
"election. Let every man voto ns ho
"please. Coerce no mon j keep no man
"away ; but let him go up and voto, and
"you yourselves demand the same
"right. I tell you the Winchester riflo
"is the best Jaw that you can have
tv H r<-M is IT r
Barnwell County is in difficulty as to
tho placo wharo tho courts aro to bc
hold-whether Barnwoll or Blackville.
Tilt ?Ot recently passed, ratified, signed
and deposited in the office of thc Score*
taty of State, makes Barnwell tho place,
bnt it Rooms that by sumo subsequont
in ter point lot, Barnwell was stricken out
and Blackvillo inserted. A protest,
signed by Judge ALDRICH and others,
hu6 boon sent to tho office of tho rieorc
tary of Siato, against this unwarranta?
ble interference with an Act of the
Assembly. Barnwell, under Radical
manipulation, hus boen made to ploy a
linio gamo of "movo houso," which
seems to be so interesting to sumo as to
induce them to keep it up.
Hugh fi. Thompson, Principal of thc
Columbia Fcmalo Academy, invites the
Teachers of the Staio, not connected
with tho "Freo Common Sohools," to
moot in Convention at Columbia tho
?rat wook In Muy.~tho doy to bo dotor
mined hereafter. Thoso who are willing
to ai tond aro roquestod to vommunioato
ut outs with Mr, Thompson, 1
? ? . ? _ ? '.' -
Perso* Cain, io?his MUtionary Record,
of ? r?cent ?HQO, says ; "we shall prepare
to enter the campaign with the determi?
nation to secure good government tn
future, aud justice to ell men/'
Thia ie ell the f bite people of the
Stete desire, and upon this grouud they
?re ready to unite with the colored
Good government-economical ad?
ministration, equal justice under tho
law to ?ll, honesty and low taxation
should be the key notes of the coming
canvass. To reform our State Govern?
ment and place it in thc hands of honest
meo-moo who will frown upon and
east out the "money changers," those
who have desecrated our legislative
halls with corruptions most shoeking
-should be the common purpose and
thc oommon effort of both races alike.
In this, both aie alike deeply interested,
and in comparison with this, all other
political issues now before us aro of
minor importance. Our State Govern?
ment is that with which wo have di?
rectly to do. It is from this, and from
this chiefly, that the people of tho
State are now suffering. This question
comes home practically, in every day
life, to every citizen, white and oolored.
The energies of the State are crushed
down under a load of taxation, and un?
scrupulous men are filling their pockets
from the hard earnings of tho masses
-eating out and squandering the sub?
stance ol the people. Shame and ruin
aro staring us in tho face.
Thia is the picture that presents
itself, and this it is that is stirring every
honest emotion in the heart of the
people, from one cud of tho State to thc
The colored people of tho State cac
have no possible interest or purpose ic
perpetuating or keeping in existence c
day longer this disastrous condition o!
affairs, and when tho matter is fairly
and squarely put to them-the quostior
of their political and civil rights bein j.
put at rest hy a full acknowledgcmen
thereof-wo bclicvo that they will hav<
no sympathy with ii., and that theil
confidence will be reposed in thc hones
and competent men of thc State.
If, therefore, Parson Gain, bo in goo<
earnest, when he says that be will pre?
pare to enter tho campaign with tb?
determination to secure "good govern?
ment iq the future, and justice to al
men," wc say to him that he will fin?
the mass of the intelligent and bones
white mon of tho State on the sam
platform, contending for tho sam
It is to bo regretted that so mucl
indifference and absence of decided hu*
energetic action has marked thc i mm t
gration movement in this section. Tb
relief which comes to us from tb i
source, under the peculiar circumstance
which surround us, is beyond computa
We take the following, in this con
ncxion, from the Columbia correspon
dent of the Charleston Nina, Thrc
hundred thrifty and industrious settler
added to the population of Newberry, i
one year !
"Mr. Boincst, of the Newberry Immi
gration Society, is still vigorous!
urging on the work of that organization
Y*ur correspondent has just learnc
front birrs that a renewed interest in th
matter ha? been awakened, and tba
planters, as the crop titue cot. is nearei
arc getting more anxious abou?. 'abor fe
the coming Summer. So fur bas thi
progressed, that now, for the first tim
tn the history of the society, thc doman
for European laborers exceeds thc sup
ply. Their ugent in New York ba
more orders from this State in bis baud
than be can fill in New York at tb i
advanced period of tho season ; and i
expected to try thc Ruit i moro pori
where it is said there aro laborers await
ing calls to come South. Perhaps thrc
hundred thrifty and industrious settler
will have been added to thc populado
of Newberry County hythe first of Mn]
in ono year."
"til'.TTIXCl Ills PAV?--UADICA
i?it A eric it.
Wc take thc following from th
Chester Reporter of the 24th ult. Ile
collections exist, hereabouts, of thc part
mentioned, as now being engaged i
organizing militia for thc full campaigi
and recollection also obtains of ccrtai
"losses" which said party suffered ?hill
merchandizing in this place, it is sn;
posed (bat restitution is now bein
The Radical practice herc alluded t
of kcopinpj all thc offices that pay, at
giving to the colored men a few, fro
which but little money is to bc made,
OM of thc lac's of tho sit nation whu
should bo kept prominent in thu cotnit
effort in behalf of honest govcrnmcn
Show to tho colored man that ho h
been cheated of his rights in this respoc
nil the way along his travel with li
"Mr. Yoeum, of thc Slate Cooglah
lary, is busily ongitgcd in organiz?
two companies of militia, of onoliundr
mon each, for tho full campaign, ll
orders,'wo suppose, arc from Gov, Pic
ens'Private Secretary. His office is
un appropriate placo-foremost tho ja
The first compnny ?0 about full. As it
fusible that thc i o may bo some mon
n it, a lew whitt: .men we learn ha
enlisted- Tiny uro lo have ibo offic
The Radical theory U, i bat there is
oolor ; tho Radical pmctiee is, tba!
black mun is not flt to bold an nineo tl
nays. Tho Hadioal praotieo is that
blaok man will do for magistrate,
oonstablo, or member oP tho Leg! ola tu
boonuse lhere is very little money
thoie places; but when an Auditor,
a Treasurer, or a Captain jot a militia
oom pa oj ia wau ted, thoo some of tba
?bite bret hero put ia thoi r tonga and
.elsa th? tempting prise. Aa there ia
a bare possibility that there may be
some money in lt, wo predict that all
the commissioned offices of the tt/o oom*
panics now organising will be filled by
white men. Mark the prediction."
TIIK VOICE ?a? TUB PBBSS.
We publish, to-day, extract?, from a
considerable number of our State papers,
OD the subject of the recent press con?
ference and the resolutions adopted by
it. It will be seen that there is but one
opinion. So far, a dissenting voice has
not beeu heard. Upon no step taken
since the wa/, bas there been such per?
feet accord of the press. There is an
earnestness, too-an honesty of expres?
sion, about all these utterances of thc
independent press, which must go fur to
disabuse tho mind of tho colored peoplo
of tho State, and briug that confidence
which is essential, lt proclaims to the
colored man thc great truth, over aud over
again asserted, since emancipation, that
he will find his truest friends among tho
honest white men, in tho midst of whom
he was reared. These have never at?
tempted to deceive him.
And when tho anti-Kadical press of
tho Stato now declare in favor o? accord?
ing him equal and exact justice-full
civil and political rights-just what is
said is meant.
Wo declaro, with an honest pur
poso, that which wo believe will best
conserve tho public interest, under exist?
ing circumstances ; and it is for thc
people to say whether they will seize
hold of tho opportunities of tho mo?
ment, and make n united effort to
restore something of good government.
TUE 4.1CN1CICAI. CONF?SUKNOI?.
Thc General Conference of thc Moth
odist Episcopal Church, South, will as?
semble nt Memphis, on Wcducsday, tho
4th tiny of May next.
We learn from tho Christian Advo?
cate, that in order to reach Memphis in
timo for thc opening of thc session, it
will be necessary to leavo Atlanta by
thc carly morning train of Monday, May
2. No ono wishing to bc present at the
opening, can puss tho prcviuus Sabbath
at a greater distance from Memphis
than Augusta or Macon.
This session of tho Geucral Confer?
ence will be thc largest which has ever
assembled-thc first of which tho lay
representation has composed a part, and
will number over three hundred mem?
bers. Ils deliberations and legislation
aro looked to with moro interest, proba
bly, than tho action of any General
Conference, South, which has over assent
bled. Tho session will probably continue
through four or five weeks. In view
of these circumstances, it has been do?
torminvd to issue a daily paper, for the
publica!ion of thc proceedings, which
will be styled tho "General Conference
Daily Christian Advocate." The price
of this daily, for thc session, will be $1,
Subscriptions for this paper will bo re?
ceived at thc office of tho Sumter
Tho last heard of the Kev? carpet?
bag, Ex-Congressman, he was "appealing
to his constituents" at Killgstree, finally
eliciting a faint endorsement of his sale
of "ships," and expression of purpose tc
support him again. We said at thc
outset of it, that Wllittomorc's Congres
sional career would bo brief, but wc
confess it closed even sooner than wc
Thc colored people have found theil
confidence misplaced. They sent a white
carpet bagger to Congress, who ho^
disgraced the position, and been forced
by his own party to retire. It is now
manifestly, their duty, thciv right and
their interest, to send a representaiivc
of their own raco Let them bring oui
a colored man, and he will bc elected,
-? ? -.
When observed closely, thc extent ol
incorrect orthography practiced, even
among those who rank as scholars, is ti
matter nothing short of surprise
Thc following paragraph was pul, af
a to.sf. of correct spelling, to a gradna
ting class oftho .South Carolina Col logo
ia formol days. Tho class wrote i
down, as it was read out to them. Tilt
result was, that ibo number of error;
ranged from twa to ten. Put it. to som?
of thc moro confident .of our orthogrn
pliers. Ol course we have nothing ti
say about thc common sense or rhctori
of tho paragraph :
"It is agrecablo business to bollol
thc unparalleled embarrassment of
( harassed peddler ganging thc symniclt,
of a peeled pear, which a sibyl lin
stabbed with a poniard, liotwllhslaiidin
tho innuendoes of thc lilies of oarncloo
It A I MC Y sr IC A KN AiJAlNsr willi
TEMOICE AT ?BORMHTOWN?
Thc Georgetown Timon, of tho *2-lt
inst., says: "Yesterday afternoon ll. 1
Whittemorc. of oudotslilp notorio!;
harangued his negro constituent* IV
about au hour in defence of his cour.
HH M. C ile was replied to hy J. I
Kniney. Senator to the Legislature froi
this district, who made an execllet
speech OgnlliRt Whittemoie, aud til
discussion continued up to thu timo i
going to press, when it was too luto I
givo a detailed account in this issue.
, In our next wo hopo to givo a repoi
of tho procet dings."
It is rumoro;! that H ai noy will I
brought forward by his peoplo as
candidato (ortho scat vaoated by Whii
%b\n cxceHcut pap?ir ha? receotly
appeared m a bright new dtw-*-io?ioo
aod out. Our warmest gratalaiiouft
are extended to our upcountry co tem?
porary. The Intelligencer refleoi*
credit upon the journalism of the Stuto;
and in every way merits the prosperity*
and extended popularity it eujoys.
t?3fc. Our old friend, the Laurensvilfc]
Herald, has not visited us for some tiiuo.
?ow w this, my good brother HALL?
Tho Columbia I'hatnix passed its filth
anniversary ou Do 21st inst., under
SOIITHKBN SCHOOL KOOKS.
It is not my intention to dotruuC ?row
Northern works, bul pimply attempt to j
show the absolute ueecssity ol our com?
plete adopt i jn of Southern text books.
I freely admit that ibero are books
prepared by Northern Authors which, as
text books, are inferior to none, but un?
fortunately thty ennnot restrain their I
animosity to the South, nor refrain from
pandering to the prejudices of their I
party. As a teacher 1 would decline
using a Southern work, - marked by
party spirit aud animosity, as soou as 1
would a Northern work of tho sumo de?
I wish to impart knowledge and facts
to my pupils, and not bewilder their
minds with mutual recriminations ol
political parties, but lo cultivate their
minds, (hut at thc ?ge ol puberty they
may form their own uubaisod opinions?
as every high-toned citizen ought to do
Many of the Not them school books ol
thu present day, arc marred by the actual
introduction of politics, and their his?
tories lack the all important truthful,
ness of detail.
I urge tho formation of Educational]
Associations throughout thc State fur the
adoption of Southern works in our pri?
vate schools, and the total exclusion of]
Northern or Southern books marked by
party spirit, and I appeal lo parents a.id
guardians, who, Uko ourselves, aro re?
sponsible for their sacred trust, to con?
sider this matter in all bearings ?
I call upon the teachers of private!
schools throughout Sun.ter and' the ad?
joining districts, to unite with me in
thc formation of a district Educational i
Association for thc purposes above, moil?
tinned, and that wc meet at an early
dato in Sumter.
A movement of this kind will encour?
age Southern authors, and produce
works of merit. A unanimous adoption
ot' text books by southern teachers, will
relieve parents from tho incessant tax
of buying new books, and the better en?
able them to pay for thc tuition of
I leave thc subject for the present,
hoping some one more competent will
take it up and urge ils importance.
Will not some one take the matter up
where I leave it ?
NV. UK AU.MONT CLARKSON.
Uishopville. S. C.
K;'*A? Gold, ut New Vork, on tho
28th; stood at 115-Colton unchanged
Congress bas recently passed a bil
appropriating :?2:.>,0U0 to the Charleston
Sisters ol Mercy to enable them to rc
build their orphan asylum.
Thc penalty of the law a farce -
Governor Scott has pardoned ami rc-,
milled thc sentenets ol nearly two hun
died penitentiary convicts ??nco Novem?
Whipper, it is said, will run against
Bowen lor Congress in bis District.
And beat bim too, we hope. KHiott,
another negro, it is said, will run against
Whitteraoro-willi tho same icstilt, it i.s
All members of tho Dental profession
arc invited to a meeting to be held at
Columbia, on Tuesday, April 5, at S
o'clock P. M., for the format ?nj) of no
Association that will embrace all sec?
tions of thc S'atc.
A bill is now pending in Congress
which removes all political disabilities
in all Sta1 es where the Fifi .?Milli
Amendment bas boon ratified, and it is
said thal, the President is soon to declare
uni ver.-al amnesty,
E. P. Alexander, President, and a
majority of tho board of Directors of ibo
Columbia Oil Company,announce that
upwards of twenty thou sand dollars td
tho capilal stock lins booti paid in, as wo
learn from Ibo Placnix.
MU It ON Illili PANTALOONS.
Mrs Dr. Mary Walker hus brough)
notion against a Now Vork policeman fol
not driving away the crowd of lit tie boys
who threw mud on her pantaloons. This
is tho costume that was muddied: A
chinchilla cloak, trimmed willi satin, a
velvet hut, trimmed wi.h lace and gold
wheat, a broadcloth dress, cul ni
gabriella Mylo, and panis of the same
Mn. ElUTolt-?K.VII .Sm:-I hore willi enclose
ii copy of a resolution unanimously adopted nt
our In ti t lt .'gular Meeting,
J. 1?. LOOM:, Sce'ly,
8. T. A. S.
Retnlrctl, That tho thanks of thc Society mo
dav nod aro hereby londerod tho Editors of our
two paper* for publishing our Constitution and
By-Laws, and for oilier favors.
MA Ititi KD
On tho morning of tho 22nd March. 1870.
by Kev. II. M. Mood. Mr. WILLIAM lt 00 HKS,
of Bishopvillc, to Miss M. A. WATSON of Sinn.
rpilR RHO ULA It MONTHLY COMMUNICA
X TION OF Ofi A RB) ONT LOKOK, Ndrt4,
A.-. F,\ M.-. will bo hold on Thursday evening,
April 14, 1870, nt 7 o'clook, P. M.
I!n.ihers will tuko duo notioo and govern them
K. 0. OREEN, W.\ M.*.
T, V. WA Lin, Secretary.
SUMTER, B C., If tran 18. 1870.
At & festlag ?f Board ot Co uni? Coetoslsslon
etf of 8umi*r Coenty, 8. 0., bald this day. up?n
consideration ot th? dilaptdatad ?r i impassable
condition of certain Bridge?, ou Lyueb's Creek
Ibo dividing lino between Darlington and Sumter
Mountie*-and |n view ot complaint* Justly made
y cinxcns of both Counties in regard to the
itiiuUtd, That the following statement oe
made, and published in' the weekly pupers of
Sumter, ?. C; TbaW this Boiird of Commission
ers, knowing the facts, and having already ex?
hausted overy meat s in tire power of thc Bo.ml,
to induce anti procure the co operat on of thc
Board ol' County Commissioners of Darlington
County. 8. C., tor Ihe pu<poso of repairing and
rebuilding snid Bridget.-wish lo be understood
nun in tho opinion of Ibis Board, no blntne or
censuro cnn attach to Ihe County Commlssionera
of Sumter County, for omission or ncgloct ol
duty to lite public in- Ibis matter-but on thc
conirnry, desire to. and will at any time, oct.
with, either tho Board of County Commissioners
of Darlington County, or with any responsible
citis^ns of that County,- in accomplishing an
object so necessary und beneficial, and so d?sira
bio to this Boiird nud to the cititens of bulb
SAMT,. PLACK. Chairman.
JOHN H. FIO ll 1 T K R.
TI10S. B. JOHNSTON.
C. M. Htnt?T, Clerk of Board._
AN EXTRA MEETING OF "THE SUM
TER TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY,"
will bo held at the BnpTist Church, on TUES
DAV EVENING, 5th or April.
Addresses will bo delivered by Revs. J. W.
Mvanav mid B. F. DIXON.
Oilier exercises will be introduced, which will
render thu meeting unusually interesting.
J. P. BONE, S.o'ly,
March 3?-lt_S. T. A. S
Ext mord ina ry Discovery.
All those indebted to mo ?viii pleaso como for
ward promptly and pony up the stumps. I have
waited patiently, until I havo been reduced to
straitened circumstances. And, as keeping my
customers in Ignorance of tho facts, as they exist,
would he unwire, therefore I will enlighten them
o:; ibo subject, and give them ii cha nco-of doln>
their tluty tu God and myself and thoso ituuic
dsutely connue ted with ino.
ltcspcelfully Your llumblo Servant.
A. J. M ELD AU.
March ."0 - I in.
Sumter Fire Engine Co.
rpiIE REGULAR MONTH I, Y MEETING
J_ nf ibo Company will ho held ut tho Engine
House, on next Wednesday evening, April 0,
ut 74 o'clock.
Members ure requested to he punctual.
By oidor of President
W. H. (i I It A KU EAU.
A. WIIITNKV SUDi:n, Secretary.
March XO lt
If X KC UTO US, A D.MINI ST R A TO H S
Pi GUARDIANS AND OTU HHS, IS
boteliy g'ven rcqutriuir them to mtiko their An
Milli Holums for ISO'.', and fur any other year or
years previous. neglcclo. or Olttillvd, to the un
I dcrsigned, in confn'intty with Law, by thc first
day ol' May next, ensuing.
Guardians and o I Itu rs upp?intod hy Court of
Eiiuiiy,uro also included in ?iii- notice.
C. M. HURST,
Judge of Probntc.
Sumter County, S. C.
Opposite J. T. SOLOMONS-'
Tl IK S?.tlTKIt
BOOT AND M mi,
\170l'LD IIESPKC1 H'Ll.Y ANNOUNCE
l\ to ibu public that bo-has recent Iv rc
I ur nod fruin lim North with ti LA RU E STOCK
Selected from tho largest und best MANU?
KA 01 Ult EUS of tho country.
Ile lins given especial intention to tho scleo
lion of a. complete assortment of
Children & Infants' Shoes,
ombr.icing the Iule:'! styles.
Having niado arriingomonts to recelvo Fresh
(louds hy every Steamer, If desired, during tho
business season, purchasers may expert lu find
nt my establishment, at all limos, u full assort
TU A Vii Ll NO TH UN KS,
An examination of my Stock and Trices is
Look nut for tho Sign of tho "BIG BOOT."
March 30 2t
BOOTS : SHOES,
M A DIO TO OK I)EU?
LT... ?-UB.SCRIBERS I.AV eAs*
lng removed from Manning, ^^J^
mid I oca tod themselves in Jv
SUMTER, SO. W
(at tho Old Telegraph office.) T
COHN Ell MAIN Si DUGAN STS.,
mo prepared to furnish BOOTS und SHOES of
it.eir own manufacture nu shorl nul leo.
Tl.cy gu. ranice satisfneth n in every respect,
and from ilicir long experience in the business,
feel assured thai th'.so who once patronize them
will in>t tail to call again.
Orders solicited, which will ho filled will)
proinpiiicsi, und i? wnrkmnitliko manner.
of ovary description on hand and for sale low.
KIT Tirm* ttrictfy Catii.
Bnltmaii & Wells,
March .10 3m
SHAW'S COTTON SEED HULLER.
Ageuts-BRODIE & 4Os,
Factors and Comtnim'on Merchants,
, CHARLESTON, 8. 0.
Marah 30 ly
Coffee, 20 to 25c- per lb.
Sugar, 121-2 to 15 c.
Sugar, Finest C, 16c.
Flour. 25 lbs. for $1 00.
Flour, best Family, 14
lbs. for $1 00.
Bacon, 15 to 20c
Nails, 8c, by the keg, 7c.
Calicoes, 10 and 12 12c.
mw AND DU
TO ARRIVE, 12 1-2 to 20c.
L Coud Hin,
(.'mullion H io.
For Milo by
A DIU AN A VOLLJ?RS,
March SO ? ?lillington, N. C.
"7? XT it A FAMILY,
Fx tm Super,
For s Ie by
ADRIAN A VoLLHIIS.
Mareh .10 Wilmington, N. C.
('undies, Let ums.
Storch, Canned G' ods,
For salo hy
Al;RIAN A V?LLERS,
March 30 Wilmington, N. C.
STANDARD Cit USU KI),
Standard Po? tiered,
St iiidard A,
Circle A and B,
Fx tra C,
For sale hy
ADRIAN & V?LLERS.
March 30 Wilmington, N. C.
General Life and Fire
. ism km mm.
SUMTER, S. C.
THllE following Companies haring complied
with the Law, nod deposited $20,000 each with
tho Comptroller General, odor protection to
households against loss ordiimugohy firo :
Security Fire Insurance Company of
New V?rie, Assetts, 82.017.8G0 81.
German Fire Insurance Company of
N. w York, Asset K 1.058.064 01.
Gooran Home Insurance Company.
Columbus, C.?., Assetts, 408.731 10.
Richmond Bunking Insurance Co., of
Virginia, Assetts, 270.540 24.
Mnroh .10 Agent.
NAVASSA GUANO COMPANY
WIXMINOTOIV, NO. CA.
INCORPORATED AUGUST, 18?9.
Navassa Uuaiio, Sulphur,
NITRATE OP SODA, &c.
M A N ll I'AC l l' Il K UM OP
Sulphuric and Muriatic Acids,
And of tho Patented
FOR SALE RY
A. A. SOLOMONS,
Agent for /Sumter County\
Mareh 28-1 m '
HAVE RECEIVED A -
DOLO HT IN NEW YORK HY ONE OF TU|
FIRM AT THE RECENT DBOLINR. I
THOSE DESI BING TO INICUAS*
FRESH AM) CHEAP
C3r O O X> ?Q
HAD BEST GIYE THEM A CALL.
They are prepared lo ?erv? ntl in the tnt
wanner, Bini lespcctfully suHeil a ri>iilitiaittt J
the favors Herlofore so lil.orally bo?t<>W?4,
FIS A N K ~~F?T.SDM'S.
O lt EAT H A lill A INS IN
THE PLACE FOU THE LADIES
TO I UY
TRIMMINGS, LACIOS, <fcfj,
Fresh Arrivals < oiisLtinly,
THE FINEST LOT OF
FANCY GOODS IX SUITER,
always on hand amt sohl CH KAP
And Good Tilings Generally.
A SPLENDID ARTICLE nt $1.25 per puuud
in tho Goiilvt'tiouery Department.
Mnrfli I tl
FINE S EG A RS,
Pipe Stems and Fix?
Crockery and Glass Ware
Offered in tho market slnro tho war,
(Auction Goods not Excepted.)
CONTINUE TO RECEIVE WEEKLY.
THE VE RV BEST CANDY
SOLD IN THE M A UK ET.
First house in town to PUT THE PJUCI? OF
SPECIE PAYMEM Kt SUME 0 AT
THE SU M TE U CON FICTION KUY.
M troh I fi-jj_,
8 KG A ll?. JP HP KS, '
BEST IX SUMTER.
A L A li O K V A U I li T Y O F
M KIICIJAU M-Genuino mu? Imiitition.
WOODEN-Various M\I?'S HIM] oric?
And many oiln.ra AT LOW FIO URBS.
Glass and Crockery Ware,
IN O H EAT VARIETY,
Tho cheapest ever (.(lured in this market.
Fruit, Confectionery? S
FANCY end HEAVY
Always on hand CALL AND EXAMINE
JOHN S. IllJGIISOX'S,
Under the Photographic (Jallcry.
Sumter Book Store.
NOT WISELY. BET TOO W ELL.
Cometh up a* a Flower.
0realest Plague of Lifo.
Chaplet of Pearl*.
Two Lifo Paths.
A Lifo's Scorct.
Tho Stolen Mask.
Tho La wy or's Soerct.
Diary of a London Physician.
Wobstor's Unabridged Dictionary, with DH'
illuMrnlious, tho grenier! work of any oge.
REM E MBER
-THAT YOU CAN UKT
HOOD FOOL'S CAP PAPER nt 15
LETTER PAPER at 10 cent? per quire
ENVELOPES at fij cent?, per pack.
SLATES at IO couts, ouch.
SCHOOL BOOKS and all .Miscellaneous Don"
nt PUBLISHER'S BETAIL PH1CB&
Hair and Tooth Dri ttlet.
Enfravings, Ac, Ac,
VE lt Y LOW
At tho SUMTER BOOK TORE.
March 16__A. WHIT BJJg^
JUST RECEIVED / J
BUTTER DISHES, GOBLETS, COP8?
CALL BELLS ?nd verlorn Mltoto? IW
. March O.T.HLBO*