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, m-m,m*mnvwmtrr or ral ?KAN?
*i, JSTt*ff ?kV J?AaeXIN?TON COt'HTT.
. Wo publish below aa ex tra o t fre m
the pr?sentai lon of the grand j ury for
tho Juoe Term of Court for Darlington
^ couutj. It ie, io truth, the present*
?out of m colored grand jery? ns the
pau el wai composed of twelve colored and
lour white persons.
This unanimous presentment is utr
fpariog in ?ts denunciations of villainy
fusud -exposes the peculations and thefts
FW .the G?nnt?.Commissioners in plsin.
I and unmistakable langusge. It shows
that the colored man, wheo withdrawn
from the infamous white influence to
v'whioh hr has been subjected, is not the
'countenancer of such rascality nor the
friend of rascals. It inspires hope for
the future, nod en courages the expecta?
tion that ere long tho administration of
?government will pass into the hands of
those who are both morally nud men?
tally competent. It indicates that tho
rule of mcun white m cu is drawing to a
Let tho colored pooplo confider
J tho exposures therein made, aud let
fi them resolve to make honesty one
Bof the prerequisites for office in tho fu
j; We have, in the discharge of our
duty, visited the jail, which wo find is
not kept as clean as it should bc. flu
f prisoners arc without blankets ; the
; well is unfit for use, and the kitchen
- is lu a most filthy condition constituting
f in our opinion, a nuisance. The
? prisoners ure allowed to indulge in
. loud singing, obscene and profane
language, aud other noisy demonstro
We have visited the poor house by a
committee and have to report : That wo
nod twenty inmutes at this so called
asylum for thc destitute and helpless.
Tho minut?e are allowed corn and meat,
(? tlie com hus to bo carried by them one
and a half milos to mill, or if they are
unable to do so, which is tho case with
many, they have to pay for having it
' ?cut willi a portion of tho corn itself.
The inmates arc almost nuked and have
. a lew worthless blankets. Many of the
I poor people are in a nm.it horrible coo
" dinon-in oue caso maggots were mHu
' ally crawling from the foot of one who
Wut? frost bitten last winter. Thc house
? itself is kept iu un extremely filthy
lg -condition ; thc stench is almost unen
1, dumble. There is no medical attention
Jj'.ur medicines famished, and thc poor
ij ?ave to disposo of their scanty allow
h anees to supply themselvcss when sick.
We consider thc poor house of this coun?
ty a disgrace to humanity and a refleo*
tiou upon thc civilization of thc agc.
Wc recommend that this institution,
established and pretended to bc mai
|> tallied nt a heavy expense to the county,
bo dispensed with, and that tho Couchy
Commissioners be held to a strict legal
i responsibility, as well for the money
V squandered by them io its so-called
maintainauce as for their culpable neg
& let of duty. Tho committee found
V a woman ot notoriously bad character a
resident of the poor house.
F We beg leave to report many of tho
j bridges in bad condition and ninny ot
\ them unsafe. Hood's Bridge and the
i ..Three Bridges," it seems, were let out
i verbally by the County Comm? .'"oners
'.to J, A. Smith, one of their num. /, for
I rebuildiug, as reported by the commis
S ?lionera in their book. For this robuild
I ing they have giveu the paid Smith
$250 lor Ilood'.s Bridge and $250 for
tho "Three Bridges," besides mileage
' and per diem ns a member of the Bouid
i ol Couoly Commisioners, for visiting
his own work, which he had contracted
to do for a certain sum, and that too,
ut n MI m fixed hy himself without com?
petition, no bids having been advertisrd
for. Thc "Three Bridges" wc bavo re?
imported in had condition, though Smith's
work has becu recently finished. Wo
. beg leave lo bring lo the attention of
j the court that while these verbal con?
tracts purport to bo for rebuilding these
Abridges, very insignificant repairs have
|i beoli. jtpt on ihotu j but they have been
received, the accounts audited, and a
check given in payment. Besidc? all
this, competent witnesses assure u . that
thc work and material ou Hood's Bridge
is ma wan h more Jhan $75 or 3100.
T hc work on tho "Throe Bridges" in
worth much less-in I'?C? lins proven to
?, bc almost worthless. The roads
(.generally are retorted in bad COU'li
Wc have endeavored to fathom the
mysteries of tilt County Cyuitnissioners,
and trust that our labors have not been
entirely in vain, notwithstanding thc
difficulties and obstructions interposed
hy the Commissioners nnd their Clerk,
>!J. (J. Catlin, lo n fair, free and full in?
vestigation of their publio acts by thc
\ grand inquest of tho county, charged
(specially with this as one of their nuM
^'important dillies. Not only huvo such
ditKuttliics and obstructions becu Intor
J#posed, but we have boen treated with
'; rudeness, contempt and insolence by
ibis body of men, tn I rusted willi thc
expenditure of the people's money, for
Ijnicroly desiring, as publio servants, or?'
.dmod io inquire, lo know how they have
.'used thu faxes wrung from an impover?
ished people. The books aro porfootly
'incomprehensible. Wo have been able
ito satisfy ourselves that tho publio
fliioucy has been squandered to om ich
"'pels ami favorites, and to fill their own
pocket* ami tho pockets of their crea?
ture.*. Tho oottttuissioncrs seem to have
'nu liuiiinuso amount ol'work to do, ne
Sftessii'itiog ul tnost daily meetings, at a
gbiiurgo of throe dollars cash, per day,
piml three dollars a day for the invalua?
ble services ol their very competent (?)
? nnd capitblo (?) dirk, besides mileage
ut tho i';i(e of live cents a milo, cornie.
? ind rei urn Mig. We lind that diin ig (
?'tho la>t term of tho court tho OOliinii.v
fnloiiei'rt have required tho people tu
I'.pay it lliCKO ral?"* for ihn high privilege
juif'sjeinu tUc?i* ooiniu?Nriionci*< diiily for
f.vi wot ks, and tho e.iuinuan a Ids orto
dollin ?nd ion couts daily for mileage.
fWe learn thal bridges have been built
j (ii v.ih:il cont fuels by parties unknown,
?md i r -no.- not stat'-'d-ibo Chairman
JOLT Inn Wright, ivq . ohnP(Jt?8 and
receive* per diem und mileage for huv
fit5x kindly ?tiperintended ibo work
iconn .ci'd lo b? done, They hilve paid
jj?ncroi-'ij* leos Ut p]?jiift??a nod law
yera, ?od ?ooruhaoi? Im*?, npoa mmmmr-:
eu? demanda, been m ?de glad by jwblif
wooers. We find tint J. A. Sm*>
op? of th? coniDQ?Miooera, ?od -otter?,
receive Urge ?um? for supply ingrat rona,
clothing, ?tc., for the pour ; oct the
poor ia tho poor bouse. We find 0tl
jurors and witne*sea-who gjav? their
time IO the pablo servioe--hav e been
refused payment, ?od yet th? clerk
seems to have managed to possess him?
self with a sufficient atuoant io auch
tickets to subetitate about fonr hundred
and fifty dollars with them io settle?
ment with the Treasurer, aa cash for
money tollcoted in. greenbacks, for li
cenaea. We find numerous just, and
righteous demands unpaid and checks
dishonored, while thc commissioners
themselves ?re regula;ly paid upon
usual, unjust and unreasonable demands.
We have not been able to ascertain how
much tho commissioner* have received,
how much th ry have paid oat, or bow
, much they owe. The conduct of the
commrssionnrs impost?? upon us the duty
of recommending instant action on the
part oft/he court, to have their conduot
and actions strictly examined ; to allow
them longer license, in our opinion,
is ruinous to the county. We do find
enough to satisfy on that John O. Get
lin, The Clerk of the Board, is a defaul?
ter, but ho has positively refuged to
appear before us aud explain, if he
could, tho deficit in his aooouct. His
conduct has beeu on a par with that of
his employers, tho commissioners. We
havo not beeu aide to get much infor?
mation in reference to the contract for
building the court, house. Matters in
i el eren co thereto havo been studiously
withheld fruin us; but we have no de?
sire to say what our opinion, based on
what information we nave obtained, is,
. us the whole matter is lo be legally in?
vest ?gat ed. Wc can obtain no informa?
tion as to the amount ot taxes collected
for school purposes, nor bow such
amount has beeu expended. We re?
commend that some stops be immedia?
tely taken lo secure au account from the
proper official- in rbis matter.
We report the taxes as burdensome
and oppressive, far exceeding, in our
opinion, the necessities ot tho State
government, if economically and hon?
a?* The Augusiu Chronicle d> Senti
ucl, of the 9th inst., noticing the
speeches made at Edgefield Court House,
on the 4th July, saja :
Strong appeals were made to the
i caHon aud patriotism of the people to
sustain am. advance the new movement
in favor of retrenchment and reform.
Wo have already, in these columns,
explained our opinion of this movement,
and expressed our sympathies with the
objects of the leaders of the Reform
Party. Governor Bonham, an honored
and distinguished son of South Carolina,
with a public aud privutc record beyond
reproach, announced himself in u cc or J
with thc now movement. Butler, Ker?
shaw, Bonham and Hampton are not the
kiud of men to compromise their self
respect and thc hnnur nnd interests of
South Carolina for thc spoils of office.
: They hunger uot after thc flesh pota: hut
they arc determined to make an honest
and manly effort tu rescue-their galhint
but outraged State from th* grasp of
thc plunderers who are despoiling her
and her citizens by the enactment and
enforcement of arbitrary, unconstitu
tiona! and.plundering edicts. Though
situated upon the borders, we have no
intention of intermeddling with the
internal polity of our Milter State, or of
volunteering gratuitous udvice as to the
political pulioy which should govern the
leaders of the people in the campaign
just inaugurated. Wo deem it our duty,
however, as it is most assuredly our
pleasure, to defend the motives of the
good people ol Sou*h karolina from
misrepresentation, come. from what
quarter or source ii may, nod to do all
in our prwer <o aid them ?ti securing an
honest administr?t iou of their State
A TKIIIIID^K KX in' LB.
That was a sadly suggestive death
which occtured in thu Harrisburg prison
on Wednesday. Tho deceased was a
man io the very prime of manhood, thc
sou of most excellent paient?, hu was
carefully trained at borne, sont to
Europe to finish bis education und com?
plete him in all thc accomplishments.
A young mun of remarkable fine tulcots,
ho studied and graduated with high
honors in law, no.il"cine and theology,
he was learned in ibu languages, be?
come a prof?-??:- .r in one ol'our colleges,
...as a skillful surgeon, inherited a fine
fortune, became addicted to intoxication
spent his pottimony, wasted his moth?
er's money and thal ol his relatives,
became a low drunkard ?nd vagrant,
made himself a common nuisano , nod
bad tu be locked no in j il) as a protec?
tion to the community, nus discharged
from jail only !o < 'urn again and again
and flgniu, un' I ?I.otu ?cn days ago he
returned foi die I-ii time, and died on
Wednesday morniny A raving maniac
from the cfiectr ni Wu frequent and
violent drunk MI il? lei odies. This was
the end ot Vi ol' . < r .I S IC, formerly
of York count; nnd "i ?? Hysburg. The
name, however, i? tn?'binn ?; the lesson
is everything How lin) ti y of the bril?
liant young mon who have entered on
thc same path will lake heed and save
themselves and their tit millen from the
shamo of such a uart er and such a death.
COST OP WAR IN ttl/HOPB.
At tho International Power Congress
held lately ut Luiwmne, tho mggestive
fact was elicited that *o .500,000,000 ia
the annual cost ol'tho war system of
Ru ropo, and that 816 out of every $?0
of the taxes aro now employed to sustain
tl:..' folly. What a stupendous cancer
upon national resoui-ocs. Vet it ia easier
to discover tho nv 1 than the romedy.
Victor Hugo thinks that it' republics
7070 fstiild .do'ii. wins would oense to
exist. A monstrous absurdity, contra?
dicted flatly by ;be whole history of
ancient and m...dem times. The greed
mid jealousies of nationalities which
lead to wars ore as great under ono form
ol' government ult unothor, as our own
The editor of the Or* I'shoro' iferahl
reports a lato visit to Hon. A. ti.
Stephens, and '?ays that bia health is
aomevkhai improvtnu ; thr.1 ho is able,
by tho Msltfthuoe ot bis orurehes, to
sr ulk about tho yard and gardon.
far thefargett eifculati?n (eepe*
eial?y itt the et&ottn?hty tvuvJtry)
of any paper pubhshedin Sumter,
and was eetaiUshed in 186\Q.
The Annual woking of thia body waa
held ?I Camden last week? ctoaiog ito
labors Saturday afternoon. , Bishop
WIGHTMAN presided. The attendance
of delegate?-(eorsidering the' busy
se aeon)-waa larg?, and the mee ting,
throughout, foll of interest. The Bishop,
daring the session, delivered (woof his
powerful discourses, end, st intervals in
the pronT** of the business o' ??w Cvu
f crouce, spoke with great eloquence sod
feeling upon the leading topies under
consid?ration. Bishop WIGHTMAN is
loved and admired, every whore through
out the bounds of the Southern Churoh,
and no where moro than in his own dear
The opening sermon waa preaohed by
Rev. J. W. M URE AT. The Presbyterian,
Baptist and Methodist pulpits were
filled, st night, sod during the Sabbath,
by Revs. II. M. MOOD, Wm. MARTIN,
MCKINNEY, NELSON, CAMPBELL, and
The oolored people of the community
manifested muoh interest, and the gal?
leries of the Methodist Churoh were
nightly crowded by them. Sabbath
morning a still larger number were in
attendance. At the dose of the Bishop's
discourse, the sacrament was adminis?
tered, under deeply interesting snd
impressive circumstances. When the
whites had participated, upon invitation,
the oolored people came down from the
gallery and filled the altar of the Church,
receiving the holy ordinance from the
hands of the officiating ministers. We
learned that this was the first instance
of the kind, at Camden, sinos the war.
Rev. SIDX H. BROWN, the sealous
and devoted Presiding Elder of the
District, was present during the session.
On Sabbath afternoon, the Sabbath
Schools of the Presbyterian and Baptist
Churches, united with the Methodist
School, at their Church, in connexion
with s large assemblage of the christian
people of Camden of the several denom?
inations. Addresses were delivered by
Bishop WIGHTMAN and Rev. A. Mc
CORQ GOD A LE, which were interspersed
with sweet singing by the ohildren.
The oceaeiou was one*of matefe interest.
Tho people of noble old* Cam-Jen, io
their warm greetings sod1 generous and
accomplished hospitalities, well sustain?
ed their ancient fame, sod' tho Camden
District Conference will Rte, green, in
precious memory, itv tho hearts of many
who were present.
A IAD AFFAfH.
It becomes our painful duty (says the
Marion Star, 6th instant), to announoe
to day ono ot the saddest oases of death
by drowning, that has probably ever
happened in this section. Last Satur*
day, Mrs. C. P. Bolton, the daughter
of our friend T. W. Beaty, Esq., of
Coowayboro', and well known to many
of our eititens as Miss Cora Beaty,
while bathing with her little sister in a
lako near ber father's bouse, ventured
too far, and both were drowned. A
eolored man seeing their danger, hasten?
ed to their resoue aud was drowned.
About eighteen months ag?, tho
deceased, then Miss Boaty, a lovely girl
of sixteen, was married to Charles
Pelham Bolton, one of the most talented
and promising young Lawyers itt this
part of the State, and when wo saw
them on their return from their bridal
tour, we thought that a lorg and happy
life strewed with flowers was before
them. Bul in this wc wore 6adly dis?
appointed, for in less than one month
from our announcement of this happy
marriage, it was our painful duty to
announce the death of Mr. Bolton. And
to day, ere tho once happy wife had
laid aside the habiliments of morning
for tho one whom she bad chosen as the
partner of her life, we have to announoe
her demise in tho unfortunate manner
COST OF MANUFACTURING COTTON
It is stated, &ays the New York Econ
omist, that the cost of manufacturing
cotton yarn in the cotton Statos is five
cont? per pound less than at the North.
There is oo reason why cotton yarn and
cloth cannot be muoh more cheaply
produced in the South than at the
North. Cotton, in its manufactured
state, is a very bulky commodity, and a
dangerous and risky articlo of tranfipor
tnt ion. It wastes immensely, also, as
dirty or wot poi tiona aro unsaleable ox*
ce pt aa paper ?took, The establishment
of factories need not oost any more at
the South than at the North. It is oou
coded hy manufacturer* that steam pow?
er, all thiegs considered, is as oheap ss
natural water power, so the sbsenoe of
water privileges need not militate
against tho erodion of cotton factories.
Labor can bo obtained M plentifully snd
ohebply m the cotton growing States as
in the Northern or Eastern States, and
Southern ports offer ss ready fsoilitios
for tho exportation of the manufactured
goods. Thora is overy oticouragomeot
for tho establishment of the ootton
manufacture io the South, sod its inau?
guration io the Carolinas would be ss
Fr**? ud rW^ft?i cumpl.cations
vslaUve lo tfco Spanish ttagW , tPtf?oe:
I^kiy of Hoh^sollcn?; n.d been
announced to the Bel?ge*?->trW**ay by
the 8paolth Ootferomeai ?? ? candidate
to the throne of Spain, ? French Got?
ero ment d?chires that under no proie? t
would H permit a G tr mau power to pleca
ono of ? it? Prince? on )be ?. thron o of
Charlee the Fifth, Prussia is involved
io tbe candidature of.Leopold, and the
issue ia mainly, at present, between
Fra noe and Prosa ?a. Alliances would
probably be formed by the leading par?
ties, with other power?, should heatili
ties ensue. The Corps Legislator, at
Paris, has been tbe seen? of excitement.
The Chambers protest against war, one
of its members dedaring it to be the
first doty of the deputies not to allow
France to be engaged in s war without
the assent of her representatives.
It seems that the negotiation of
Leopold's candidature was by the Span?
ish Geo. Prim, Prussia disclaiming soy
direot sgoooy therewith, yet sustaining
The tone of the English press is
conciliatory, and the opinion is express*
ed thst the nomination of Leopold will be
withdrawn io the face of the imposing
Farther news will be looked for with
BEFOHIB IN MORRY.
The Horry News, of the 8th inst.,
contains an account of a meeting held
at Con way bor o' on the 4th, in the
interest of the Reform movement, which
seems to havo been gotten up and com?
posed chiefly of colored citizens. A
large number of them assembled in the
Court House, and having put Braxton
Brown, one of their prominent leaders,
in the chair, Hon. J. T. Walsh, ooo of
the Delegates to the Reform Convention,
was called upon to speak, together with
T. W. Beaty, Esq, Col. T.F. Gillespie,
and Augustus Thompson, and Rev. H.
Jones, colored. The meeting was har?
monious and enthusiast!*. Tbe follow*
ing preamble and resolutions wore
unanimously adopted ;.
Whereas, we the eitizens of Horry
Couoty of every race and color, have
become satisfied that wo have been
guilty of grievous mistakes, which have
kept us saunder, and prevented united
effort for our common good, and for thc
Sonera* welfare of oar native State.
> Resolved, That having seen our
errors, we will bury the past and will
hereafter strive together io tbe cause of
Honesty and Truth?
That we heartily approve of the prin?
ciples set forth in the Platform adopted
by the Convention at Columbia on 15th
June last, and declare that they should
be supported by every true son of South
The Neurs says:
On the adoption of these resolutions
the meeting adjourned amidst loud
applause, and a hearty striking of hands
together on the pledge thus made.
Never before, not even in the days of
I860, have we seen such earnest feeling
and real enthusiasm displayed at a pub
lio meeting of tho oitizens of this
BURAL CAROLINIAN FOR JOLY.
The great trouble in noticing ' the
Rural Carolinian always, is to notico
every thing worthy of mention, and yet
occupy only a reasonable space. This
month we give np the task in despair,
and shall only select some of tbe princi?
pal points. The number opens with a
short and interesting sketch of Mr.
Peabody,, illsstrated with a handsome
portrait of that great philanthropist.
This is followed by an able article on
the value of Sugar Cane as a scacost
crop. This in turn is followed by a
very elaborate and interesting essay on
guano and its uses. Two article*? on
grasses, one in favor and the other op*
posed to their cultivation, give light on
that question. Facta and Figures for
rico planters is worthy of special men?
tion, and Col. Aiken gives two first rate
articles on tho mule and the Mississippi
valley. The usual large amount of valua?
ble correspondence, numerous contribu?
tions on different subjects, and the edi?
tor's invaluable notes and suggestions,
help to make np an amount of reading
matter which will correspond favorably
with the contents of any similar work. A
fine engraving of an Ayrshire cow, a full
sizo wood cut of the Julien apple, and a
picturo ot the new ornamental odible
plant, called tho "Polymnia Edulis,"
aro among the many elegant illustra?
Price only $2 per annum. Address
Walker, Evans & Cogswell, Charleston,
S. C. or proprietors Sumter Watchman.
tar TBE MARYLAND FARMER, for
July, has reached us. This monthly
Magazine is devoted to Agriculture,
Horticulture, Rural Eoonomy and
M?chenlo Arts, sod ss usual, is complete
io every department,
.fir THB ADVERTISERS' GAZKTTB,
published by the enterprising end relia
ble proprietor* nf the Advertising
Agency, Geo. P. Rowell & Co., 40 Park
Row. New York, is a boautiful specimen
nf typography ft is issued quart or ly,
always containing information interest?
ing to advertisers sod publishers.
Alexander H. Stephens now weighs
seventy six pounds
Nrf o*fatmWt ^?tmfU fey*
beso made to ^t'ih^ ^^n. mn
advanced. Noss o? i?t^n?*?t?rt have
touched npoD the ?sin p^?a* of our
.srguiseut, Ko one .fe?.tUoioc? thesio
feri?.ity of tho tt?gt? rao<y o?? the
luevitsble tV?denoy to>*isl iotcr?onrae
and miaoegenatiou, which m ?at resol t
if, wc follow tko leaders of shit new
party and treat tba negro as our equal.
The Columbia Phoenix and Ibo Charles
too Newt take anotker method of com?
batting oar views. They point to the
high oharao ter and standing of some of
tko leaders of the Reform party, and
elalm that tke honor of our State is safe
in Huch bands. We are inolined to say
to tkese writers as Lady Tessie said to
Joseph Surface, "Dont yon think we
may as well leave honor ont of the
argument." As a test of the sincerity
of these "honorable," ?all honorable
men," we will pot a question.
8oppose, as is DOW rumored, the Re?
publicans should nominate Cardoso for
Governor, will the Reformers support
him ? No one has ever doubted his
honesty, no one has had any oharges to
bring against him. He is a Republican,
a native South Carolinian, a man of
good abilities and fine eduoation. In
addition to all these claims apon their
sympathy, he is sufficiently colored to
identify him with the negro race, who
should, according to the Reform doc?
trine, haye a full share ot the offices.
We think we hear these gentlemen
indignantly reply-"We have already
pledged our support to the Carpenter
and Butler ticket " What then be.
comes of the freedom from party
shackles which was so eloquently urged
at the Convention, and whioh isa large
element in all their arguments against
This attempt to bolster up a oause
with the names of men who have hith?
erto been true to the South, ought not
to carry any weight. Do we not re?
member how that great writer and
able statesman, Hammond, abandoned in
1858, the whole of his former princi?
ples, because he thought he ssw the
prise of the Presidency looming up
before him ? Have we not seen the
gallant Longstreet, he who* burled oar
columns against the foe with a oourago
unsurpassed io the history of the war,
have we not seen him, embrace the
corrupt and rotten carcass of radicalism,
in its worst and most disgusting form.
It will not do to tie ourselves to
names. We want principles, and if
they oome to ns unheralded by ancestry
let them wear the simple garb of truth,
and we will follow them.
When those to whom we should look
for oounsel and for guidance, in this
hour of peril, invite us to the orgies of
negro equality, and their direful eon?
sequences-we repudiate their teach?
ings and say to our people in the lan?
guage of holy writ-"that prophet
hath spoken presumptuously-ye ?hall
not respect himSUMTER.
SERIOUS -.IFiriCllj/i V AT CADS
DEN*-GOVERNOR SCOTT'S BAY?
OPHETS OAIiEUD BATO BBQ,UIS1>
Wo learn that a very serious diffi?
culty resulting in the death' of at loast
one person by a bayonet thrust, occur?
red at Gadsden, yesterday. It sectus
that a meeting wai being held, for the
?iurpose of appointing delegates to the
ladical Nominating Convention, which
assembles in this city on the 22d, when
the friends of the different parties-not
satisfied with abusive language-came
to blows. From tho ma*s of exciting
reports in circulation, it would seem
that Philip Epstein (white) called
Senator Nash a d-d liar, when the
latter knocked him off the platform.
Somo of Nosh's friends resented the
insulting language and assulted Epstein;
whereupon a colored man, named Wash
Bynum, drew his knife aad used it in?
discriminately and effectively, wounding
not less than seven or eight persons,
Bynum was run througL the body with
a bayonet and instantly killed. The
fight now became general ; bayonet& and
fenco rails being the weapons used.
Ono of Governor Scott's militia com?
panies was on parade, whioh accounts,
our informants nay, for the pr?sense of
the death-dealing implements. Probate
Judgo Wigg, Senator Nash, Represen
tative Thompson and other prominent
Republican office holders and seekers
were present, but succeeded, by a pro?
per uso of their legs, in rea ohing the
railway train. A colored man, named
Sye Davis, says he thought he mado tho
bost time on record, but found that the
individuals mentioned above were
equally as good on a run.
It is impossible, Owing to the excite?
ment and the oontradiotory statements,
to learn how many persons were severoly
hurt-tho estimates ranging from thirty
to ono hundred. The last seen .of Mr.
Epstein, ho was making good time down
the road, pursued by several infuriated
colored mon, with rails in their hands,
and serious fears arc entertained for his
safety. The orowd was so dense on tho
railroad, that tho train was forced to
move slowly for somo time, to avoid
orushing into tho ezoited mass. Pas?
sengers assoro us, that, when tho train
lett, the battle was being vigorously kept
np, and, donbtless, other lives were lost.'
Cue member of the "Republican Band,"
of this oity, was wounded in the leg
and faoe. We learn by telegraph from
Kingsville, that when the down train
passed, everything was quiet. All the
parties oonneoted with tho affair ara Ra
publioana.- Columbia Phoenix, Juli/ 10.
The New York Express says : Only
think of it I We have spent $180,000
000 in ton,years to fight the Induna,
and they ore not subdued yet. Would
not one-half of that vast som, expended
in making the savages contented and
happy, have boen a wiser investment y
I 0?T- ?e -any friends of Mr. TH0MA8 HAIR
Twp Xii tw Mj" epyiv-Qjoci ,M? nt aa lartsn?nrtent
"rr a>' aaai I? ,4ka' Legislature from.
r, and ?olWI for ai? tba tapper*
April IS, 1870.
TEE REQULAR COMMUNICATIONS of |
BI8H0P VILLE LOOOS NO 104 A.-. F.\ jf
ara suspended nntll Friday, tata October next,
at which Commaolcalion basinet* of imporUnce
will ba tr aa ?ac tad. Brathera will taka due Bo?
tica ?od go TO ni themselves accordingly.
jr. w. ST UCKEY, w.\ M.*.
P. H. DoaAwr, Seora tary.
????? RBQ?LAR MONTHLY COMMUNICA
. TIONS OF CL ARK.V ONT LODGE, NO 64,
",.\ if.'. M.-. are suspondaAuntil Ootober noxK.
A. CAREEN, W.\ M.%
T. V. ffiwa, Secretary.
Comity Commissioner's Office,
SUMTER COUNTY, S. C., July 5th, 1870.
AT A MRETINO OF THE BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS of Sumter
County, 8. 0., held on 30th Juna ult., tho. con?
dition of Bridget lying upon Ly non e's Greek
being ander consideration ; DuBose's Bridge
especially, near Biihop villc, 8. C., it wai order?
ed that Pupilo notice ba, and ia hereby giren
through Sumter Newspapers of the very anaafe
and dangerous condition of i aid Bridgea and es
poelally DuBoae'a Bridge.
That all persona be, and are hereby warned,
not to cross or attempt to cross apon BuBose'a
Bridge and that any peraon or peraona cresting
or attempting to ero?, do ao at nia or their own
risk, peril audloaa in eaae of accident.
Tba Board of Commissioners again notify tba
Publie of both Sumter and Darlington Counties
that the Board of Commissioners of Darlington
County, 8. O., continuo to refuse to cooperate
with thia Board tn repairing and rebuilding the
bridges upon Lyohe'a Creek, tbe dividing line be?
tween the two Counties-and that this Board ia
not responsible for delay or negligence in thia
SAMUEL PLACE, Chairman.
C. M. HURST, Clerk ol Board.
The State of South Carolina.
By C. M. Hurst, Judge of the Court of\
Probate for said County.
Whereas, John W. Hawkins, has applied to
me for Letters of Administration on all
and alngular the goods and ohattles, rights and
credits of Alexander Dority, deceased, of said
These are therefore te cite and admonish all
and singular, tbe kindred and creditors of the
said deceased, to be and appear before me at our
next Court of Probate for the Said County, to be
holden at Sumter Court House, on tho 22nd day
of July, to shew cause, if any, why the said ad?
ministration ahonid not be granted.
Given tinder my Hand and Seal of office, this
13th day of July, in tbe year of our Lord, one
thousand eigbt hundred and seventy, and In tho
04th year of American Independence.
C. M. HURST,
Judge of the Court of Probate.
SH E RIFF'S SALES.
BY virtue of sundry Executions to me direct?
ed, will be sold at Sumter Court House, on
the first Monday and doy following iu AuguU
next, within legal hours of sale, to the highest
bidder, for cash, tho following property, situated
In Sumter County, Purebasers to poy for titles
One Tract of 080 Acres of Land, more or lt??, I
in- the Fork of Black River, adjoining lands of ?
Advillo Davis, Isbam Vaughan, John H. nooka
and others, levied on as the property of II. W.
Mahony, at the suit of James A, Fulwood. John
H. Dalton and othort.
One Tract of 200 Acres of Land, more or less
in the Wateree River Swamp, In Sumter County,
bounded by Wateree River and landa of Estate of I
M. R. Singleton and other lands of T. U. Clark?
son, levied on aa tbe property of Thomas
B. Clarkson, at the suit of Florian C. Mer?
The undivided interest of John Leadingham,
deceased, in a Traot of 645 Aores of Land, moro
or less, In Wateree River Swamp in Sumter
County, adjoining lands of Estate of Sauil. J.
Bradley, James H. Caldwell, R. L. Motley and
oihers, levied on as the property of John Lead?
ingham, deceased, at the suit of Andrew P. Vin?
son, assignee, vs. Franois C. Leadingham,
Adm'x. of John Leadingham, doo'ed.
T. J. COGHLAN,
Sheriff Samter County.
Ttoo Dollar? per Annum.
64 PAGES READING MATTER.
30 PAGES ADVERTISEMENTS.
WALKER, BVANS A COGSWELL,
X). WYATT AIKEN,
CHABUBSTOM, ?. C.
BALTIMORE AND WILMINGTON
Weekly Steamship Line.
The First Class Steamships
(H. L. HALL, Commandor.)
(D. C. CHILDS, Commandor.)
One of the above Steamships will leave BALTI?
MORE and WILMINGTON evory
forming a Regular
W E E KL Y L I NE,
and the only authorised through connection with
Wilmington ? Manchester Railroad.
COTTON and other Produce consigned to our
oar? will be shipped to BALTIMORE by first
FREE OP COMMISSION.
Having covered Wharves tn WILMINGTON
and BALTIMORE, goods ?an be received at all
ti wea and be properly protected.
A. D- 8HBPPKRS0N * CO., Ag?ti,
'Noa. ll aaa lt North Water Street,
April it_? Wilmington, N.O.
A yoang lady, wh6 can oiler the belt refar
J\_ eneae, wishes a' situation aa Teacher or
Seeeattreta In a genteel family tn the Town of
Samter, or In the ooantry adjacent. Address
"Ml**. D. F. G., Oharleston, care of Mr. O. H.
O ruber," stating tsrms and condition?.
Jftly 0 tf.
. . ... .. . ; ..' ? v ? rt'.'.?'. . .-. .
.? ..-.'*"..? -^-^? . M-.->. .-. - ?.' i" .'
100 B A EBEL S
Et O O KT .
WHITE MIDDLING CORN
JUST RECEIVED BY
Charles H, Moise & Co.,
A GENERAL ASSORTMENT
Buggy and Coach
Just Received by
CHAS. H, MOISE & CO.,
30 CENTS PER JAR.
$3 00 PER DOZEN.
$15 00 PER CASE (6 doz.)
For Sale by
CHAS. H. MOISE & CO.,
July 13 ti
- - . . ?j. ??W-T-;^.- ** < - - *. watte
w?i?t^^M. ??KBN' *4TS<? ?
^WHUlW-t?7 eWved by *
E. C. QftBBN ead TH02J. V. WALBT?
BAWL WATfl?v. *.
Berater, S. C., Jaae ley J8T#. ~
t?v , - *
TUB SUBSCRIBERS U^hnMk Ct?**,
aetablp fer the purpose ofcarrjlag 4 Q
n. -^be*. aider the Cnn ?MM ?f QUEEN A
WAL JJ, to Uk e (Ute from th te d?T. fi . .
ELLIS 0. GRIKN.
. . TUOS.V. WALSH.
Sumter,.8, C., Juno IO, U*t. ,
H> oordlally reoomm.nd the ?boro lr? ta tko
petrona of the old firm of GREEN, WATSON *
WALSB, apd request for thtaa * eea?aeeaeMf
the farora ?0 liberally be? to wed upon ai
B. A. EDWARDS.
Sumter, 8. C., Jone 10,1870.
A tArgf Assortment of
200 BBXiS. XiIXAa,
AT 82 60.
SOO Sacks Liverpool Salt
100O Bushels Com,
20,000 POUNDS BACON,
FROM IO to 20 cte.
200 Barrels Flour.
FROM $7,00 to $10,00.
GREEN & WALSH,
GREEN, WATSON & WALSH,
Wo navo made arrangements to ship
To New York, Baltimore or Charleston, making
on tame when delivered, and hat Bf it held at
at long ai way bo charred'.
We will rewire Cotton at Sumter, Lynchburg,
.Mayosville or Manchester.
Green & Walsh,
GREEN, WATSON & WALSH,
DEALERS IN GENERAL MERCHANDISE
North Eastern Railroad Company.
CHARLESTON, S. C., July 1,187ft.
rrWE attention of the publlo is respectfully
JL called to the following
CHARLESTON AND SUMTER, MAYES -
VILLB, LYNCHBURG, TIMMONS
VILLE, MARS BLUFF, PEE
DBE ead MARION.
To go Into elect oa the 10th July, 1870:
1st elaas per 100 lbs.~.$l JJ
2nd class per 1?0 lbs. J?
3rd Claas per 100 lbs. JJ
4th class per 100 lb?. ?J
6th class per 100 lbs. 30
ThU elMilfleaUon lt the same at .hat in uta
bytheW.AM.R.R. g ?
July 6_ 8uptN.B.R.R. ,
The State of South Carolina
IN THB COURT OP COMMON PLEAS,
Donald J. Auld, Assignee of O. AUen
Huggins, Bankrupt, Plaintif-against
Theodore S. Coogler and William 0.
Chewing, Defendants-^ Summon* cn
To Theodore 8. Coogler and William 0. Cn?f?*
lng-Defendants above named t
You are BeroSy tummoned and reqalred *?
aoawer the complaint annexed, and serve eeojy
of your answer on the subscribers at their c*a??
at Manning within twonty dav? alter
this summons on yon, exclusive of the ".7.J?
service. If you fail to answer th? ?o?pM"?
within that time, tho Platatftwlll tasejad#??ei
against yam for the sum of One Hundred Douer?
with interest from the ?rat day of .J?nu*rT;?!>
thousand eight hundred and sixty-two (lew
and ?otu. ?.-?n?
HAYNSWORTH, FRASER A BA*W?i
Jttnel-^t ,( Mannie!
fttiHB VALUABLB PARK OP 0?! HJH
X DRED ACRES, situated cte ?He We*/
? a ta te i Court House, now th? property at d rae?
den* of Mr.. BQNP ENGLISH. Oe th???*;
oneef the flaert springs of aster io .?
der coHivaUon, twenty aeree ia ?Jd W<L
beJAtieeU venable wood, oe* aad plo*.
term.,Ae,4l>rp tb. A? A. OlLBBBt?^
Sattler, S, A