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OUR WASHINGTON LETTER.
WASHINGTON, D. C., April 4, '.iSJt
j The Ku-Klux monstrosity is jo? oo
exhibition iu the House, but tb? saow
docs uo\ draw, the people are ?fred of it,
in fact they see through the,?riek, ood
I think that, for the good/?d peace of
-the country, that Congress should ad
1 jouro. We hare a r/al ehow in town,
in the shape of Forofaugh's menagerie,
abd circus-. 7>e stirring up of the
animals is- not ' near as interesting as
when Speaker Blaine or S. S. Cox
Spokes Beast Boiler. The summersault
performers are not half so quick as such
acrobatic Radicals as Biughani and
Dawes, when they flop orer from a
moderate view right into the arm? of
Beast Butler and Horace Maynard.
Yesterday a number of speeches were
made by Democratic membeYs, which, if
the mete moderate Radicals have ears, j
.omprchcDSious, hearts, or one sprak of
re ol country, wiii have due weight io
.ii least shearing the contemplated out?
rage of its most objectionable features.
The more hopeful, or rather those who
have some faith SD the sincerity of tbe
Radical Revenue Ref'evniers, feel con?
fident that when the bi'.l is passed, as
it wi!l be, it will be so amended that it
will be powerless to carry out limier and
Morton's iesigns. A vote will be reach
ed by Frieay.
The hitch in the Santo Domingo
business still continues. Ben Wade
still holds to the opinion that the report
written by himself is the "original
Jacobs" one, and that any remarks fros?
thc "d-d bugists/' as be calls Mr.
White a?d Dr. Howe, on the subject of
bugs is entirely irrelevant, ano as for
their views on annexation, they are of
no account whatever, and so far "Old
Ben" has not signed the joint repor':.
There is a probability ot two reports
being submitted. The President is
very anxiena te bi whitewashed by thc
commissioners in their report with re*
gard to his improper use of the N.-?vy in
tue speculation, lion Wade is the guest
of the rampant Graniite-Senator, Chan<
dior. Mr. White has rooms at a hotel,
l r. Howe is the guest of his friend
Senator Sumner. Now probab'y my
readers will bc able to determine from
the habitations of the commissioners
tba: this dead lock between the chairman
.f the commission.-Ben Wade-and the
?ther geotlcmcD, who seem to agree as
to their views, is not altogether owing j
to "cussing" Ben's intense dislike to j
the ' d-d buging," who almost drove
him crazy with their learned discoveries
Our new war loan has not been suc?
cessful iu L'urope. Secretary Boutwell,
distracted at the failure of a branch of
'lis policy, has iiuwu to New York to
oonsult with some one that other ar?
rangements may be made, lt is thought
that hauliers entirely, both here and in
Europe, will have charge of the sale of
the bunds. Less thau fiity of the five
knudrcd utiUious ot'.Ive percent, bonds
have been taLcn er e rehanged so far.
The prospect does not look flattering,
and a? Secretary Boutwell bases his
hopes of thc Presidential nomination io
187-, on his great financial success, it
behooves hil:; tu bc stirring lively or he
gaay uns? his wish.
In ihe I'. S. Supreme Court yesier
day, a decision was made in the case of
Buffingtou vs. Day. The deieudant in
ertor was Judge of the Probate Conrt
of Bainstab.e County, Mass., and thc
plaiuiift'in error was collector of Inter?
nal Revenue. The Jud^e paid the
income tax on his sa'.arj under prot?t,
and brought suit to recover thc araouut.
Jhe lower court held thc tax to be uu
?ou.-titulional and awarded judgment
for the plain:ilf. Thc Supreme Coart
yesterday affirmed this Judgment, hold
iug "that the judicial power is exempt
from Federal taxation. Thi" being one
of the powers nev cf granted to the Fed?
eral government aud remains unaltered
and unimpaired and in respect of which
ihr iktitctttre. os independent of tilt yiicr
alytcesH/nnti as ihr yeurral govertttncHt
is of thc ?V(//'.>\ 'Jins being an origin?
al reserved power in the States, the
judicial officer appo atcd under it to
carry it iutu effu-f, the exemption of the
officer from taxation, Maud upon as .solid
ground a:.d ure maintained by principles
and reasons as cogent as those which
led to 11? ti exemption of Federal officers
Jr<<m taxation by tho States, fne ia res
i >,'' '/<- .</. tes-rce.d pOKeitt, lfi>' S/utt is
as srjn riga awt independent as ute yearr
at. j') / ,/.//' ,.?' " Such a judicial dec-is
iou Rei.s the old time when the consti?
tution a:.J the laws were paramount
and the decrees of thc Supreme Court of
:he United Mate.-* were final. That day
ha- |.J>N. .! Mid in its place we have thc
Voice of the judicial y stifled on thc po
Ifticalacts of "the thirty tyrants" and ex?
.cutir? whose u-ily life is repeated vio?
lations of law, a congre>3 who pass acts
I? Uh out regard to laws .haman sr diviue,
.nd whose daily, wi h is fur another era
?A blood, that tlTwisjTuie may be continu?
ed- Ju thc idtfc or this condition of
things, I am surprised that .'"te Supreme
Voort is perm in ed to talc scch treason
as "ihc reserved righis th? Skates,"
Wheo it.was stated u AMT day* ago in
the ii 'usc of* Representatives, by giwd
iiadie?l Vu?'-ii?y, (hat the o fd condition
' tliitig'? had passet! away ?od that now
had a strong centralized <xi>*^rujtti?iit.
ok to it )c Radicals that such rank
t'iL-ou lo ?jHMf,'*! fy. of mach invrality
"tia'tiisd idtb^'bv nut di^eminaiccTfrouj
bench of tie. Supiema Court, or it
sink iutii thc publia heart and
.jr *uch- Irait as ono? gr?.-w so plentiful.
lbsi roe of L'eu oe ru?y aud tb*
(^"ite. iir.ug ina bill ai coi oe,
, . i^^kling, Morton,, ?dmands
nd ii -'tier, ^ .tkkrriable
ert*y jptaei ty^y,.^ p^b?^
I'jVM-KMit ^u?t? himself'yis^CT
.day i?y Uki?^i#ffjhj| 'ej?ocial, bapit'of
ifjitutui folug*, ge?;e,-i> appraj<cr ?rf
'xttiAti?H?ue ul lh<r 'Sew ?oi*k custom
uu-e. Ti:?* is t?Te? Slat oi* w*f to thc
axil u i thuifot Keiitufl, It is n tew
at ita/ ?'*r ti laut io um kt* bsrmu&j f?
cir Y vt k. Fcniva kieks back.
Ai Ai 6ILBERT -.- -"-EDITOR
T?K PuoPosEB cont ?u??n.
O' last issue contained a notice, in?
viting the tax-payers of Sumter Conn ty
to assemble OQ Sales day' in May next,
for the purpose of considering the subject
of taxation-the enormous bardens now
imposed on the people by the corrupt
and ignorant State Government exist?
ing ; and for the purpose oi sending two
delegates to a State Convention of tax
pavers, proposed by the Charleston J
Chamber of Commerce and Board of
Trade, and to assemble at Columbia en
the second Tuesday of Jlay next.
The tax payers of the State generally,
we believe, are responding to the call,
and the Convention will likely represent,
to a very large extent, the property of j
thc State. It# must, therefore, be SB
important assemblage. And as it pro?
poses to deal with a vital question, as |
well as a difficult and* complicated ques- ;
tioo, it should bo composed of tbs cool?
est and clearest beads of the Stat?.
Its acting, in our judgment, may be of ?
good or of harm, to thc extent to which
discreet and competent counsels, or the
reverse, prevail. We therefore trust
that the delegates to this Convention
i may be selected with care, and with the
view to thc avoidance of extreme pleas?
ures or intemperate speeches.
The State is groaning under a load
of taxation, paraiizing and dishearten,
ing. and the great honest beart of the
people is deeply stirred with indigna?
tion, and with a purpose to throw it off
They (the people-the tax payers) have
stool still and seen the fruits of their
honest toil go to enrich a chss, (with
some exceptions) of ignorant, dishonest
and rjfjpiiuoipled men, whose whole
business has been so to manipulate the
negro masses as to secure position and
fill their pockets. They have ieetf no
cessation of this unrighteous and tn
tolerable business, but the rather, from
the plans laid by the last Legislature, a
purpose to squeeze out the last drop.
And they feel that they can and will
stand still no longer. That to do so
would be unworthy their character and
their duty to prosteriyr. No wonder
their is au uprising-no woode? the
State ii agitated from the mountains to
the seaboard-no wonder, even, from
the desperation of some, has come the
absolute declaration of a purpose to re?
fuse to pay the taxes. With many,
already there is a veritable inability,
and the neglect to psy, is purely from
this cause ; and an enforcement of the
prospective tax would amount to little
less than contiscat?on, resulting from
the same cause.
But whilst all ihisis sc*, and the story
is not half told, wc counsel prudence
tod moderation as more available in
behalf of relief than any definitely
assumed position of hostility or violence.
We mu? t bear ic mind that actual
organized resistance will ensure th?
coming of the power of the United
States to force obedience, even though
our resistive action be accompanied
with a distinct disavowal of hostile feel?
ing or action toward the National Gov?
In our judgment this Convention
should confer with thc existing State
a itboritie? as far as practicable, and put
forth a calm, deliberate, clear and forci?
ble protest against and statement of the
terrible s'.atc of affairs, existing in thia
State, fLoati-cially-tatting care to avoid
intemperate speeches and all purely
political matters, A publication like
this to the world might have some moral
po'ter abroad and give ns some addition?
al strength at home; and we frankly
saj that we see but little else the
Convention can do, pndently, or with
hope of goud results.
THC DlSn.WTIO.N OP lt ACE.
When the Santo Domingo party were
about to sit oWo to dinner, on the28th
ult., on the steamer Georgeanna, on
their way from Acauu Creek to Wash?
ington, the officers of the boat refused
to ollo-? Frederick Douglas to take a
scat at. the table on account of his color.
The commissioners professed tobe high
ly indignant, and immediately left the j
Ofl the following day, in the Uuited
States Senate, Mr. Sumner made an
attempt to have this act of the steamboat
officers made the subject of Congression?
al investigation, with the view of pre
venting aueh occurrences in futurs, but
Mr. Bayard objected, and Sumner's
effort was a failure.
INCOJIB "?KTCBWSL .0 '
Lat3%dispa<ekes inform aa that Corav
missioner Plcasantoa hi.a^decided that
pemons whose gross iocorx e during 1870
was cstiaaated io currency at les? th??
two thou MU? ? ?olia?, will not be .re?
quired to make income rttorns. And
they u*ed not make any a-fEriavit stav?
ing their g russ income if it did ?ot
exceed tint soto.
By other leeeu? d?cisions ander the
law persons ara also nut required to
ii? tu i?? their interna reu ms. ?ad JM
inquifriturUl eiao?isation into lb?
sources of gains MU? profit is perttHted
on the part of the e&oea ci tts .fa*.-*
The rature i? DJ td* oates oath, ? *g>.
".reatad amount*, the dotaJUteUti?est
be'utg ?Ui*ao4, sad t*ew k jMfMt?i
^nMigptt tb tH ftfkf v
'y bi* sfsirs tu tb":* ?oone?forv
UNFORTUNATE Ff 143'CE.
... ..; - ' :
? Beine? h?ve receiUj been enacted in
ifD^rotirj4 Beria which fctrry borrer tn
thc great civilized heart di the world.
Unlortarjite France .L
A strong force of insurgents, er opp.o
sers- of tire gorern rne? t that assumed
control after tbe retirement of the Ger?
man- armies, immediately rose up and
bloody, bloody domestic strife ha? been
the resuit. Oni T??t?if last there was
h eavy fighting-most desperate fighting,
with fearful alaoghterv The wrests have
been incarcerated and terrible indigni?
ties heaped'upon the church. Wealth
and rank are a!ik3 ostracized and pinn*
dered by the infuriatenVmob, and a reign
of terror prevails, in tbs contemplation
of which the heart sickens.
It is supposed that the insurgents
wiri be overpowered by tbe force repre?
senting the government,
HORTICULTURAL EXHIBITION AT
We b?g to acknowledge the courtesy
of a complimentary ticket to the Horti?
cultural Exhibition, May 10th and 11th
next, of the Cotton States Mechanics'
and Agricultural Fair Association of j
Augusta, Geo. Dr. W. H. Tun, the
well known and enterprising wholesale
Druggist and proprietor of many valuable
preparations, is the President of This
Association. Its exhibitions are always
attended with iotereat, and bring to?
gether a large assemblage of Georgia
mechanical and. agricultural enterprise
and ?one aud sinew?
IMPORTANT ACTION OF THE COL?
ORED PEOPLE OF TORR COUNTY.
The following resolution was unani?
mously adopted by a large meeting of j
the colored citizens of York County,
held on Saturday, April 1, as we 'earn
from the Enquirer.. Such action as this,
on the part of this people, shows a real
purpose for peaee and reform. The
prese: t Representatives and county o3*
eera were not elected in the interest of |
all the people, and there can be no peace
or reform no til there is a change. Let
the colored people generally foi/ow the
example ot those of York, and good
results will follow ?
"Resolved, That we, the colored peo?
ple of thia county, earnestly desiring
the restoration ot peace and harmony
throughout the country, ?nd the perpet
uatioo of kind feelings and true friend?
ship among all classes-both white and
black-do hereby request the members
of the Legislature-our immediate rep?
resentatives-the Probate Judge, the
School Commissioner aod the County
Commissioner?, to resign their respect?
ive offices, believing that such action,
and such only, on their part, will secure
and place the object of our desires on a
Tt UAT OTHERS SAT.
The Cincinnati Commcrnal sent a
correspondent all thc way to South
Carolina to find out definitely in regard
to the condition of affairs here. In hi?
secood letter, he says, "the L?gislature
of South Carolina is a den of thieves."
Laconic and forcible presentation that,
eliminated as follows :
"This ts the way witt, your truly loyal
South Carolinian. The moment he ?3
deprived of an opportunity to steal from
the treasury, he yells rebel. The Legis?
lature as corrupt as so roany back alley
cock fighters, and so ignorant that not a
third of them could pass au examina?
tion to teach a backwoods district school
PISS A GK BY THE HOUSE OF THE
RC XLVX DILL.
Os Thursday hst, the IToase of Rep
roenUtives, by a vote of 118 te Ol,
passed the modified Ku Klux Bill. Tbe
following is a succinct statement of thc
bill as passed, with the omiti?os and
additions. The sabstitute strikes out
thc 2d, 3d and 4th sections of the
original bill :.
The seoood section of the original
made it a felony for two or more persons
to conspire together to do any act in
violation of the rights, privileges and im
inanities secured by the constitution of
the United States, and punishable in
the U. S. warts.
The third section provides that io all
cases of insurrection, domestic violenoe,
unlawful combinations or conspiracies
which so far obstruct tbe ?xccuuoo of
State laws as to deprive any portion or
class of people of the rights, privileges
aud immunities secured by the constitu?
tion and laws, and if any State, through
its proper authorities, fails to apply lor
national aid the President may use the
national fofecs to suppress such insur?
rection, doraestio violen**, unlawful
ccmbinationl and conspiracies, aod lo
arrest offenders and deliver them to tbe
marshal of the district.
The fourth section provides that when?
ever ?eb combinat iona become so
powerful aa to overthrow or set al defi
; anet the.State authorities-, aed when the
punishment of ofieoders anti the preser?
vation of tbe pwblie safety ?ball become
impracticably it shall be deemed a re?
bellion, the Pmident may, after procla?
mation, suspend the privileges nf th?
wry of babeas corpus, which prevision
Ashall pentiune until JIB? 1,1872
Tlicsubstrtrxe &r tb? second set!ion
makes it a felony for two-or wera p*et>oot
.conspiring ^ together ?o overthrow the
government or toMavy jr/ar against it or
lo oppose by fare? tW a** Lori ty of the
?.U?ted 8t?es.,or by'furo? lo lake t>r aeixe
Abe fjtotn or f^e^^
the laws, or prevent or hinder the au*
tfcorkies of the :'State fronv fcccuriogTtll
persoos in the equal protection pf the
law?, and confers upon the party injured
the right of action'for damages in suits
to be brought in IL S. courts.
The eobs?itnte for the third section
provides that in case of insurrection,
domestic violence,' unlawful combina?
tions or conspiracies that shalt obstruct
or hinder the execution of the laws oi
the State and United -State's so.es to
deprive any class of persons of the rights,
privileges and immunities named1 in the
act, and the" buihbritbtB of the State
shsll ho unable, Or fail from any canse,
to afford protection, end shall fail or
neglect to apply to the President for aid
such fact sharl he dee'raed a denial of
the canal protection ol the laws, and
it shall be lawful for the President to
employ the national forces to suppress
such disorders aud to arrest offenders
and deliver them to the marshal.
The substituto for the fourth section
authorizes thc President, after procla?
mation, to suspend the pri vileges of the
r/rit of habeas corpus until the 1st of
Juno, 1872,/whenever in any State the
unlawful combinations shall be so
numerous and powerful as to be able by
I violence fo set at defiance the authorities
of the State, or when the State authori
? ties are in complicity with such combi?
nations, all persons arrested nndpr
! suspension of the writ of habeas corpus
must be taken before a* Judge of the
j Federal Courts, and if no indictment be
found at the pending of first subsequent
i session, the prisoners shall be discharg?
The law requiring the iron-clad oath
from petit and grand Federal jurors is
repealed, but the Judge may demand an
oath from jurors that tbey do not belong
to the Ku-KIux.
There is but little doubt of its pas?
sage by the Senate. The opposition in
the House was very strong, and it wiH j
meet equally decided though not so
powerful resistance in the Senate. This
will take from it much of its vitality,
should it become law and tho President
essay to put it in force. A large body of
the people of the North, East and West
are intensely opposed to it, and it re
mains to be seen what effect such
dangerous encroachments upon the
liberties of the people will have upoo
thc Northern mind.
DAVIS AND BUTLER.
Scene In the Senat*-*The Blackguard,'
Coward and Scoundrel or the United
THURSDAY, April <i>, 1871.
Mr. Davis, of Kentucky, obtained
leave to make personal explanation, and
sent to the desk to be read an extract
from thc Washington correspondence of
N. Y. Herald, of March 31, purporting
to give au account of the scene in the
Senate on the previous day between Mr.
Davis and Gen. Butler.
Thc paragraph marked by Mr. Davis
to be read commences with an expression
attributed to him, as follows :
"You God d-d old pcoundrcl. do
you come herc to glarl at mc, and over?
awe mc. and brow beat me ?" Butler
replied, with an unparalleled coolnc-s,
still galing at Davis, *I have not ad."
dressed you, sir, and I don't care a
d-u lor you, sir ' 'You d--d scoun
drei, you," was the response of Davis,
at the same time advancing toward
Butler, as if he meant to strike him.
Butler sat in his seat, still looking Davis
full in the face. 'You're a d-d old
fool,' said Butler,'and your age protects
Mr. Davis (resuming). Mr. President,
I should not cause that extract tj be
read if it did not bear intrinsic evidencel
that it is upon the authority of Butler
himself. I now ask the Clerk to Tcad
an extract from a speech found in thc
Globe of yesterday.
The following taken from Mr. Butler's
speech delivered in the House on Tues?
day last, was then read by the Clerk : .
.'Do the Ku-Klnx baud'mi exist in
Kentucky, that lark and bloody ground
wbere savage an 1 brutal passions of men
never yet have found restraint, either by
time, place?r circumstances, civilization
or education, so that neither the palsy
of years can control them, gray hairs
soften them, the solemnity of place or
oca-don cure them, insomuch that their
untaught and untamed outbursts moy
break forth even in the Senate Chamber
of the United States; their impotent
rage exhibiting itself with the whining
and piping voice of an iuibeeile and un?
honored old age.
nOW. BUTLER STOLE THE PLATE.
Mr. Davis then stated to the. Senate,
that several years since, during the var,
a'gentkman named Brother came to
Washington from St Louis, and stated
that he owned a house in New Orleans,
which he had left some months previ ons
ly for the purpose cf sojourning io St.
Louis during the bot mont ha, as was his
habit; that before leafing horne he
plaeed his service of silver p?ate, worth
about 14,000, in the vault safe of a
merchant friend for security, and had
locked ap tn his house all his other
furniture, which bael cost Kita tome
$.30,01)0 ; that after General Butler iras
appointed to the military command at
New Orleans, he heard about thia plate
aud rhereapon teat a military order to
demand tts delivery over to him, which
the p*ny holding it declined to obey.
?'poa this, Bwtierseiit a file of soldiers,
with Workmen and the necessary impie
menta, who. fereiblyopened the v ault, and
ca ried off the p?ate. Ha then sent an
ar.ued f?rree tv Mr, Brother's house, and
had tb em .cart away all of ths? goo tie
ma nx^rimaxe. , Mr. Brother made
application, to J^eaidebt Lincoln for .ali
tad er upint Butler for the surrender of |
the property, aaa! Senate? ? Henderson
and tUpveseotaifve RolHns.of Miasofxi,
went jfiib Brefhs/f to fltf%rffi?>Wltt?tf
endorsed his high efctra ??er and?*??
,se?rtoa he xx******** .gain, when
Lpej^tlpiii rejected it. On' Vota
facts 33 resonated by Mr. Brocheras th?
foundation for-the resolution. K' . f>
Mr. Davis continued aa follows: :
. A few days after having moved thia
resol ?tiocr a second ti me, I received
A DISCOURTEOUS NOTB. THOM GENERAL'
and thereupon I pronounced la the S?c?
ate that.he waa a,., .military .blunderer,
and-that hiscowafdi?e -rn competence
a? a comrndfider ha3 Brought's??ame and"
dishonor .upon bia cone try, Its Govero
raen* and arms, a? Big Bethel; L~???w
changed a word wi?h XkoerSt iBotler,
?nd sac h vere our relaxions. np to tim
tittie of . :
, -* . THE SCENE :* ' -
in this Chamber, between bim sod my
?elf ; and I will make a.plain statement
af what thea occurred.
I waa making some remarks on reso?
lution in relation to alleged disorders in
tbe Sont bern States and was about
bringing them to a close, when I hap?
peoed to tarn my face toward Senator
Thurman's seat which is immediately to
my right. I ssw that his cbsir, tbft&t
four feet J rom me, was occupied by Gee.
Butler, bat antil then had ant been
conscious of bis presence. Re was look?
ing at me steadily, and there was
OMINOUS SCOWL UPON HIS BROW.
. Both his near proximity and bis man?
ner were offensive, and I addressed my
closing words to him by manner and
action. I then took my seat. He con?
tinued sn earnest ana excited look nt
me, whereupon I tamed my seat sad
faced bim ; and wheo we had looked
each other in the eye for an instant, I
said to bim, "You d-d old scoundrel
are you here to scowl st me ?" ?Laugh?
tef on the Republican side.] lie had DO
reply, ar d I repeated that language.
He then responded, "I hate not ad?
dressed yon, sir, or said s word to you."
I then said, "What are you here for;
why did you scowl at me ?" He answer?
ed, "I did not scowl st yon.; you are so
old man/' I rose to my feet sod advanc?
ed ono step toward bim, and said, "I am
young enough to go with you from this
Senate Chamber wherever it is your
pleasure." At this point Senator Wil?
ton stepped between os, laid his baod OD
Butler's- shoulder, said a few if ords to
bim, sod they walked off together.
Mr. President, my only purpose hu
been to state this affair ss lt took place,
bod thus correct misrepresentation. I
hare given the words between General
Butler and myself, and all of them. It
was not my intention to bring before the
Seo ate any controversy with the
UNIVERSALLY RECOGNIZED BLACK?
GUARD COWARD AND SCOUNDREL Of
THE IT. 8.,
who himself does not dissent from thc
general judgment against him.
[NOTE.--The latter portioo of ?his
sentenee was scarcely audible in conse?
quence of The Vice-Pre?ident rapping
vigorously with his gavel, sod declaring
the Senator from Kentucky to be out of
order.]_ _ .
THE IWEGftO BOMB CASES.
A letter received from a distinguished
member of the Washington bar contains
:he following explanation'of th? decision
rendered by the Supreme Court of the
United States, av reported* by telegraph,
'U.v.aining thc validity of booda given for
the purchase of ?laves:
.'The Supreme Court bas not dcoided
he question of the validity of notes
liven for slaves The eourt has decided,
in the ca's of Geoieres vs. Campbell, on
? technical point, the want of a proper
jill of exception!. For thia reason, sod
this reason alone, the judgment of the
toort below, sustaining negro debts, is
:u;,firmed. The merit* of this grass
nnee?on are still, open."- CJuwIeston
Wide Awake Fire Engr?ete Company.
SUMTER, S. C.. April ?, I SH.
A meeting of the Wide Awske Fire Engine
Company was held' this evening* Am election
fer officers retailed ia the followings
ll. W. M fl CK RY- President.
H. J. WITHERSPOON-Vies PreereVaL
WM. li AT RA NT,
J. U. LrUARE,
8. J. PARSONS-Secretary.
AARON r UKHAN-Treasarsr.
RICHARD HOLM ES and ISAAC WRIGHT
were appointed Axemen.
The newly sleeted President thea assumed the
tbalr and sade a few stirring remarks-thank?
ing tb? company for the beear eoeferred upon
bim. glancing at the pest record of the eosapssy,
and pledging bimieli te e?e bis bert efforts te
increase their useful seas sad ad va See their in?
Us was followed by the Ylee-PretieJcat, wbe
alto pledged himtelf to effort and energy la th*
lischarge of tis dat lea. The meeting then ad?
journed, s. J. PARSONS,
Be lt sV nowra a arte adi wk sea lt may
Is eempHsaee with sit arder given hy . a dls
gaisad party, I des? tay store fat Sk* WSfsaatils
bosiavtt, on ?ha 36th ef April, witt a teer *f ai
least two hundred dollars.
Bethel Neighborhood, S a ic ter County, 6. C.,
AprU IS, HsTa-lt
05 and after tfcla date I. E. HYDE aa* Wa.
H G UtABDEAU-becoa? Wea) ww st .ssw
Firer. , ~.
Tbs bistate* ?fit fat fetor* be ewfcebw ender
tbs fir* name of GREEN, WALSH ?V CG. '
GHKSN 4 WALSBV J
Bernier, S. C April lr l?T?, ' <^T^<
WU* increased fee?rries ead tb* awcraaee ef
oar detsraiaettoa to^?ajS g?wH a*J*s/?M>fc
prises, we Mk f?t ont Hesse tfaifsaatfaaai >*V
trt>Bage of ca^ftass^^sS^g? j*^*16'
'xff MMkrt as -tke Wosbea rM?stot?ea*
T? <re*i****e cf Uw ?w*Oa*t. Atexaw?erCe?
eteeghj daria* the 4c**** -eeiasaesMMg ie* ef
Xartb-f8 tot theImfe ?? to"e*aar*^
DIED, On 3d March, 1871, at her father's resi?
dence, l? Salem, S. C., MARY K-, eldest daughter
o? R. Miles and Mary A. Wheeler, and wife of
Ber. C. A. Stiles. She was an affectionate
daughter, a ??voted wife, a Under mother, and;
heist of til, an humble christian. The conformity
of her Ule with her profession and ber dying testi ?
mony,gave.to desolated baarLs that coznfurt which
alone could sooths their sorrows.
"lam tba resurrection and Uta life; %e that
betferetb io me, though ha ware dead, yet shall
he live : and whosoever liveth and believeth in me
s1rauTnweer7t!e:'r-.. " "
OiShsrSth me% at loarCiureh; by Rar. N.
Grabkm,'. Mr. RANSOM JAMES DAVIS to
Miss MARTHA L WHITE, second daughter if
J. B. White, gsa- all of Seater Coemty.
v Cotton still rales dull, with ? further decline.
Seles peat-week hare Titled from 9- to 12? ac?
cording te grade. Sales 80 hales, market closes
BACON-Sidte,12J@t3; SSeolders, 11@12*
FLOOR-Per bbl. $?@$12.
C0?FF5-Leguayra, WQW; Jara, 40? Co;
SUGAR-Brown, I2*@ 14; C., 15@16; A., 17
@00 ; Crnsbed, 17?1S.
IRON-TIES-S @ IO.
BATESVILLE SHIRT?NGS-Per bale oje.
YA-RN BY THE BALE-$l,40e. ?er bunch.
Snmter Fir? Engine Co.
Toa are hereby summoned te attend a R?gn?
ier Quarterly Parade of your Company, in fall
uniform, with White Panta, on Monday 17th
instant, st # ovetbek. P. M.
A pe nc rael attendance is requested.
By crdsr of President
E. C. GREEN,
M. &. RrmjTBiRe, Secretary.
April 12 . lt
Millinery and Fancy Goods.
?nd gat jour SPRING BONNETS *AND HATS
OF TJ?? LATEST STYES.
Fancy Goods in Variety,
CHEAP ANO PRET::Y,
MISSE. D. BRITTO N'S,
Next Door to J. T. SOLOMONS.
SPRING AND SUMMER
MISSES J. A R. McELHOSE,
SrjnTzn, So. Ca.
Haring reesetly returned from the
North, with a choice Selection of
invite the attention of their m teeners to the
open sag sf their
SPBKItf 1? S?ftlftER STOCK.
Dur assortment" of MILLINERY AND FAN?
CY GOODS, embraces the latest and mort
fashionable styles of
HAT'S, BONNtTS, FLOWERS, CHIGNONS, &C.
Orders solicitad ead prompt attention
MISSES J. k. E. McELnOSE,
. Kee.' M. J. ZERXOW.
April 12, IS?? _
rsicEs or TOE
Four-Oe ta vs Orgsnt..................... $30
The aaa*. Doable Reed.M M
Five-0 eu ve Organs, with Tremulant..-.
Carved snd Ornamented..... 100
The tasse, Doublk Read, with Fire Stops 125
Forty Other Styles, ap to.^......1,000
AU in salid Bleck Walnut. AU the Organs
made by this Company are tnoroaghiy fi nt clots
ia every respect. They wilt not oak? the to
sailed cheap Organs at aay prise. The com?
parative superiority of their instrument* is BOW
Satar tban aver before, as avery competent
1% ?ho wHl carefully examina sad compare
avast p tensiva.
Mason ? Hamlin Organ C0.1
WAreroomi, 596 Broad va j,
fer sale ia Wilmington N. C 3p
Aprn 12 mi-_
6Barasse*! to rreala!? others in shape and
materiel. Be ?SJe to ask fer
THE JACOB I AXE,
ANS AOOfiPT NO OTH?CH.
Every Axe Warranted !
For ?ak SA NATE'L JACOBI'S
Harmwata Depot, No. ?Markst St,
Wilmington N. C.
Aa* gteag 3BC3afeg tat* g?aga.
AOsajflsis asa at taut cf Pleas, new la
stock, and for sah? low at
No. ?-Market St
I A largs and well assorted stock of Spades,
r\ SaeweU, Perks, Bees, aad aH Agricultural
Teeto, east e/ell aapply ot th* mott approved
rules of Machantes' look, Moese and General
Hardware, Painu, Oin, G lats, Ac, for sale at
! : Bawdwers r^pot. Ne. 9 Market St.
Cl addles, Harnees, Wh lat, Sch? Leether, BAN
? aeee Leather, Asu Par sale at
Hardware Depot, 9 Martet St
GU**. PISTOLS, POWDER, SHOT, POW
der Piatas, Game Sags, Shot Belts, Cart
rtagea, sW? eesapleea atea tts aa t,
for sato at NATH'L JACOBI'S
Hardware Ihpot, ?c. 9 Market St
; April rr ? V. ?.,'.'
The Sute of Sonth Carolina,
By C M* Hurst, Jedgawftas Court of Prohale
for said Coaaty.
Uhr Tit** 11W sMbl Sn ara Iii ^ ia eal sad
t^oa?ksatfa?%j .?*>eattsa ?nftrl avisai iso*.
?ALTIMORE AND WILMINGTON
Composed of tho Flrnt Clase >tcam?liips
Sailing from BALTIMORE every SATURI'AY
IFTKRXO?N. ot 4 oVlork. Arririug at W1L.
dIXGTOX TUESDAY MORNING.
SaUingfrom WILMINGTON every FRIDAY
IFTER300N ur SATURDAY MORNING.
LmO??H^ILLS OF LADING
ilysa to all points pr/ fVe W. C. k A. R. Road,
:?craw & Darlington R. K. aod their cunoec
nsurance by this Line? 1-2 per Ct?
Rates Guaranteed as ?ow as hy any
All Losses promptly paid.
A. D. CAZAUX, Agt.
$ i fm i cg ton, X. C.
ANDREWS A Co., Agents,
73, Smiths Wharf,
Piano for Sale.
A SECOND HAND
FOR SALE CHEAP.
CHAS. H. MOISE,
BEST AKD CHEAPEST
Li X 1X/L ES ,
?2.25 per bbl.
At $2,25 per Sack,
YESTERDAY, SOMEWHERE BETWEEN
Sunrise aid Sunset, two GOLDEN HOURS,
eaeh set with SIXTY DIAMOND MINUTES.
No reward offered, for they are gone forever
they could hare been laved and improved by
getting a time beeper of
C T. MASON,
Charleston Broom Factory,
??. P. BROWNE.', Agent.
ALSO AGENT FOR
PERKINS k HOUSES'
NON EXPLOSIVE KEROSENE LAMP IS
absolutely safa both from Breaking aod Explo
sion. Give? twice as much Hght at ordinary
Leaps, sad oses 18 per seat lass OiL Gives ci
BO oder, and lasts \ lifetime.
Per sale by
J. P. BROWNE,
136 Meeting st., and 51 Broad Street,
Charleston-.) S. C.
Agent Cor State of Seeth Carolina.
OREEN k WALSH Agents for Sunter, S. C
April S - ._6m
Fire Insiirance Company,
S?N FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.
Saearity by State Law......^t2i,m,M GOLD
Largest Pfre ?Bsnrswe O? as pan y ia Amer ie*
PatWei baaed parable in Gold tf desired.
A. WHITE, Agent,
te lt BwWr, S. C.
MONEY SAVED, IS MONEY
AU. PERSONS DESIROUS OF SAVING
MONEY, AND Af THE SAME TIME IN?
VESTING IN SOMETHING DESI?
RABLE AND USEFUL, ARE
INVITED TO CALL AT
TUE STORE OF
A. A. SOLOMONS,
WHERE THEY WILL FIND AN EXCEL?
LENT ASSORTMENT OF
Ail other Styles of
Which ?ill bo disposed of st VERY LOW
A Fine Assortment of
The above Goods bars been rSeeotlr pur?
chased so low and selling EXCLUSIVELY FOR
CASH, I am enabled to offer great inducements
to CASH BUYERS.
Call and examine, and you will soon be con?
vinced that jon are saving money by purchasing
of A. A. SOLOMONS.
The Grocery Department
is replenished daily, and at present well sup?
plied with every thing useful at VERY LOW
A. A. SOLOMONS,
CORNER MAIN AND LIBERTY STS.
An Excellent Fertilizer.
It has been tried in this County and gires sat?
For sale by
A. A. SOLOMONS,
Agent :*or the Company.
March ?9 " tf
.HAVING REM'WED MY OFFICE TO
Messrs. GREEK & WALSH'S Store,
I can be found at al! times ready to attend to
any basinets in my line.
GEO. E. TAYLOR.
Feb r ixn
ATTORNEY AT LAW
SOLICITOR IN EQUITY.
SUMTER, S. C.
Ma- be fonn?at the office formerly occupied
by Messt?. F*J. A M. MO^BS, on Main Straefc.
March 22_ -m
TH E~F IR M"~OP
ESPECTFULLY INFORM THEIR
Friends and the public, that they aro eonMaatly
Of the Best Quality, and all Articles
usually found in a Drug Store.
The business of the House, comprising
?acy and Prescription Slxnd,
nder the special charge of Major J. 3.
RUSSELL who brings to his aid an experience of
EIGHTEEN YEARS in the chemical combina?
tion of Medicines.
Prompt and careful attention will be given to
Prescriptions, and Medicines for the ?ame can
be relied on as pore and of tbe best quality.
DRUG STORE, CORNER OP
Main and Republican Streets.
Fab 22 tf
Thc State of South Carolina.
Seater County-In Equity.
Jesse Keith, "|
W. J. Andsrsoe, .} Bill.
B. M. Holmes, I
and E. A. Gregg, j
BY risien of an 'order of the Coort, la the
above cata, datad lat April, 1871, I will
offer for ania, at >ublie outcry, on salesday ia
May next (tat aa-' 2nd May) to the bighe?t bid?
der, one Lot of ose aere of land and buildinjrs
thereon, la the town of Lynchburg, bounded by
lands of A. McLecd, W. W. Young, J. G. Mc?
Intosh and Lynches Creek Road.
Abm the Steam Engine with its fixtures.
for the Steam Engine and fixtures, easb. Foi the
let ona third easb. balance on a credit of one year,
the purchaser to give bond for the credit portion
arith hand and mortgag* drawing interest from
day of rale, and to pay for rapers and staetps,
and te have the privilege to pay his purshasa in
,Mh* T. J. COGHLAN,
April 8-St_Sheriffs. C._
CHARLESTON, S. C.
This well known and pop afar FIRST-CLASS
EOT BL. tit us ted in tba centre of the city, tad
also in ?he centre of the Wbolessle Basions
Hontes, affords facilities, eomfbrts and attention
to Travellers for Pleasure and Marchants sa
Business, second to noaa ia the United Stats*
April ll .*