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wiguxESPAY, j cry E 21.
A, A. SILBERT.EDIT I
The Sumter Watchman has I
far the largest circulation (esp
ciallf/ in tJte surrounding countri
of any paper published in Sumte
and was established in 1850.
BOWfcM SENT TO THE PENITE?
Oar readers will find a report of tl
elose of thesecood Bowen-bigamy casi
printed in this issue, anich will be rea
with iuterest. He goes from the famot
bull? of Congress to look upon the inse
walls of the Penitentiary.
What a commentary upon the Recorj
struction (so called) forced Dy th
Government of the United States upo
South Carolina! And shall wc doubl
its force by putting bis late colleague
B. F. Whitemore, by his side-pa
nobile fratrum ! The one convicts
because action was brought-the othe
voted out of Congress, and permitted t
go "uuscatbed of justice," simply be
cause action was not brought agains
him. Aud these two from tot first am
same delegation sent to Congress, by th'
Recotstruction machinery-fifty pc
eeut. of South Carolina's representatioi
in the lower house of Congress ! Divest
ing it of all bitterness and acrimony
the most withering exposition consist:
in a simple statement ol the facts: Tba
ol'four members to Congress from tbi
State, at the same time, one was twici
driven away as unworthy, and thc othei
is sent to fhe Penitentiary, by a Uuitet
States Court, for a heinous offene?
8gainst virtue and decency aud the law:
of the laud 1
NOT ONE CHEEK FOR ?BANT.
Horace Greely was the recipient o
unusual attention, in bis own city o
New York, on his return from Texas.
The Lincoln Club Rooms and Uoioc
Square, immediately adjacent, teemec
with the friends of the philosopher,
with flags blue and scarlet, with star:
silver aud golden, portraits of Lincoln,
Grant, and other High Priests of the
"moral idea" suasion, eu^raviugs ol
"Sheridan's Ride," "Lady Washington's
Receptiun," "Washington and hit
Generals," "The Siguingof the Eman?
cipation Proclamation," and such like,
iu heterogeneous association.
Creely was cheered with vehement
enthusiasm, but the Sun says there was
"not one cheer for Grant !" The mcn
tiou ot him but once (iu kiodness by
the philosophic speaker) being received
in total silence, though the vast assem?
blage nus composed mainly of Republi?
cans! What a contrast, exclaims the
Snit, between this coid indifference
toward the President, aud the enthusi?
asm with which the simple Farmer of
Cbappagua was received and welcomed !
And then it touehes bia* efl, in con?
cludion, iu this style :
"President Giant no longer has a
follower among thc Republicans of
New York, except amoug the office
holdiers, and they are not fur him
except for the time being. His incon?
ceivable stupidity in breaking the Re?
publican party to pieces ; his corruption
in appointing men to office who had
given him presents; his quartering his
own worthless uiatiuus* upon the Treas
ury ; his betrayal ol the Cubans to ihe
Spanish slave traders in consequence ol
lu cn ey paid to Sidney Webster ; and
bis elevation of a convicted bribe taker
io hi^h office iu the State Department,
have disgusted honest Kepublieaos with
him. His administration is the moat
indecent ever witnessed in this country.
May its like never be seen again."
TUE COTTON SI I I A?TON,
The Pcpartment of Agriculture at
Washingtou has received returns from
nearly three hundred counties, repre?
senting thc most productive districts ot
each of the Cotton States, and showing
the comparative average and the con?
dition ol (he crops in thu first week of
June. A diminution in ?he area plant?
ed in cotton appears iu every State ex?
cept h hu ida. Thc most careful analy?
sis of the returns with due regard iu
making avenges to the extent of cotton
production in the respective counties,
gives the following per ceutage of re?
duction in comparison with last year.
Virginia 3U per eent; North Carolina
14 per cent; South Camliua 13 perceur;
Georgia 12 per emt; Alabama 13 per
cent; Mississippi 15 p<-r cent; Loutssoa
3 per cent; Texas 14 per cent; Arkansas
1G per cent; Teuuessee Iii per ten..
These ?Mate averages reduced to a
gencrul average, the assumed acreage
of the respective States betag &o ele?
ment in the calculation, wi!! place* the
reduction of the cotton xl 1871, as ootu
pared with that of 1870, betwecu ten
and fifteen per rent., equivalent to
neaily a million and a third of acre*.
This would leave between seven and a
half and eight million of acres ss the
present ares iu ootton. The overage
yield bee not io former yeera exceeded
150 pounds to the acre. That for 1870
waa more than 200 pound*.
Tho condition of the growing plaut is
below the everaae io nearly every State.
The spring has beca unusually wet
Std O?/U, ?tard?o* growl b ?ad OSOMUK
msey of the pi???? to turu jello* sad
dis, and obstructing oaUivsiioo to s
larc? ?teat. Bosbatiai has iliad (lt
vacant places of imperfect stands, fte
whether has recently been more favora?
ble, and it is not impossible that so
average condition maj be obtained bj
the commencement of the packing sea?
THE BOW A DEM OCHS. CY.
The Iowa Democracj held their State
Convention cn Wednesday. The ques?
tion of the "new departure" .terned
upon the appointment of committees*
and the vote showed three to one in
favor of it.
State after State, as their Conventions
meet, fall io to Une under the D?mocratie t
banner inscribed with the living issues I
of the day, as the rallying cry of the
approaching contest-a struggle, lo be
more hotly contested, probably, than any
this county has ever witnessed. Pru?
dence on the part of the South will add
greatly lo the strength of the legions of
the party in the North ?od West, as
will imprudence on our part damage
greatly our common cause.
We copy the following justly de.
served complimentary notice of the
Pavilion Hotel, from the Charleston
"This popular house, (and deservedly
so) announces tbrorjgb its bead-Mrs.
H. L. Butterfield, in tb\e Courier to?
day, that the price of board has- been
reduced. The Pavilion has ever enjoyed
a wide spread reputation, not second to
auy jtber well kept and excellent house,
as its numerously filled register from
day to day can attest. It is admirably
situated io one of the most eligib.e por?
tions of the city-corner of Meeting and
Hasel Streets-with verandahs running
its entire front length, from which an
uointcirupted view can be had. In the
character of its Superintendent, a well
known host-Mr. iv. Hamilton-officials
and corps of employees, it is not ex?
celled; while itt> table is never behiud
in laving before its patrons the sub?
stantials at:d delicacies of this aud
adjoining markets. We know that our
friends here and elsewhere will bear us
out in thc stqtetuent we make iu re?
ference to the old Pavilion."
We re publish from the Charles?
ton Courier, an interesting news para?
graph in relation to the business of the
ieadiog New York Steam Line from
that city, and add the list of the "6Yor
yins cargo," whioh is truly enormous in
.NEW YORK.-ExportsS. S. Geor?
gia.-1,709 bales Cotton, 80 bales
Domestic Gooda, 403 bundles .Paper,
2U7 tierces Bice, 298 barrel.* llosiu, 7
eaaks Clay, 109 packages, furniture,
&c Sundries-282 barrels potatoes,
-,005 boxes Vegetables, and -01 boxes
Peaches and Fruit.
trom Courier l\th June, 1871.
"THE STEAMSHIP 'GEOBOIA '-COT?
TON, BICE, PEACHES AND TOMATOES -
The "Irou Line" is an institution. It
spreads out iu freights aud passengers
c o u s i d c ra b I y, and we record thia
morning the agreeable fact that a 2,000
ton steamship can get at Charleston-in
June-not only a full cargo, but another
on deck. We wish the 'Jribune's tor?
respondent had been about Union
W harte*, between sunrise and sunset
yesterday ; it would have been a better
point of observation for one on the look?
out for bushes* then White Point
Garden, which, we wish to remark,' is
at the promenade end of the city. And
then the 'Mrs. Grundys,' who e,re so
anxious about Charleston, becau?e
no big ships can come io you a e e-they
could have witnessed a regular coasting
steamship ?eave ber dock on a draft of
eleven aud a half feet of water, and
carrying away six thousand packages ot
Cotton, Bice, Naval Stores, Clay. Poi
tuestic Goods, Fruit and Farm Truck,
and ail sorts of other things-all of
which would have made'em feel languid
over their "deep water" investments.
The tad is, itu rather carly to establish
a harbor expressly for the use of the
Southern Pacific Railroad. Now, if a
steamship can be constructed to carry
three thousand bales of cotton on twelve '
feet draught of water, ain't it cheeper
to build the uric steamship to suit the
port than to build new ports to suit obi
?teams!, ipa ? Passengers appreciate the
Iron Line.' From'Way down South 1
in Dixie' come '.he tired and dusty
voyageur*, reeking for these deck state?
rooms, so cool aud newly furnished ;
and the dwellers on the far distant .
Tahawba sod Alabamt have already ?
beard of'BouTU's dioners on the dcor
fia.' Boora isa rising planet of the
DELMONICO order, and is sought after. I
'.The ' Georgia's cargo and passenger i
li?t is referred to elsewhere a? evidence
that Charleston does 6ome little
'THE FAIRFIELD DEPASTURE,**
It is gratifying to bear frein all sides
that the crop of Fairfield th;? year is so
tar, take it all round, the best crop we
have had since the wsr; that it has cost I
nod will have cost much less to make it; 1
that of tho expense much nw thmo
herctofoie will have bon cash paid duwu
?od uo credit; and that everybody is 1
' onfioeot that the Cotton crop at least 1
will bring a fairer pri?e next winter.
This is the .-tyle of "departure" wc be?
lieve io. Let usgo ia steadily on this
I ne, and political troubles will in time 1
disappear. White the Democratic party '
are doing aa royal service at the North
by letting tba negro alone, which will ;
sji.ri compel the Radicals io let the
Southern whits mao alone, let tae&onth
keep aloof fruta any attempt ata leading
part tn national pelitiee, ead fall into
line upon "the Fairfield departure."
This ir? a tree eaantry. afr evy man
?ad ever/ County baa aa mach legal
right aa Vallaodighaai to "depart." It
is bot justice that the pre aa should pub .
U?h such "departure," aud tat tba peo?
ple refleotupon it. We celt Ure tuca
lion of t^c ?tate sod of the ?en tb ern i
people, therefore, to "the Pail field dc ?
?ultxxt.*- W?K&OTO jactes.
Close of Hie-'Bowen Bigaaiy Ca
%? g; ? & I
^M^*^ J?0e ?fa-r-Speech of
Prisoner--He Mopes for a Pardon
[Special Correspondence Baltimore Gazette.
WASHINGTON^ P. C., June 13,16'
-Upon opening of trie Criminal Co
this Luor?irjg, ex-Congressniaa C.
Bowen, couvrcted of bigamy, in wbt
case" tbe motion for a suspension
seDlenee was argued yesterday, appear
io Court with bis latest wife, Mrs. P
tigra King Bowen, and Messrs. Rid?
and Moore, of his counsel. The bc
being early, there were bat few spect
tors in the court room.
JUDGE OLIN'S DECISION.
Jude Olin said this is a motion
suspend the sentence of the law in tl
case, and, as a consequence, to let t
prisoner go at large on bail uotil t
exceptions taken at the trial are d
posed of by the Court lu bane. I ha
heard a somewhat protracted arguine
on this question, conducted with mm
research and learning.
The ' conclusion at which I ba
arrived, after a eareful examination
this question, is that it is my duty
pronounce the sentence of the law up?
the verdict in this ease.
Possibly this Court has the power
suspetd passing sentence for any crin
charged io an indictment after the ve
diet of guilty by the jury, but from a
tbe authorities it is, I think., clear th
such a power should never be exercist
unless it was clearly and manifest
apparent to the Court that injustice ht
been done the defendant.
Since the trial of this case, I ha\
carefully reviewed the exceptions take
on the trial to my ruliugs, and I a
unable to discover any error in then
and so believing, I think it my duty I
prooouuee the sentence of the law.
There is another question iucidenta
ly involved in this case which I do ut
decide, and that is, whether upon pr<
nouncing sentence in this ca.-c, an
wben a bin of exceptions has been Gie?
a judge of this Court ti.ay not suspeu
the execution of the sentence and lt
the party to bail until the question
raised by the bill of exceptions har
been settled by the Court in bane. Th
question I do not decide I am of th
(.?pinion if I have power to suspend th
execution of the sentence, any Judge <
this Court has thc same power, andas
have come to the conclusion that
committed no error ou the trial of th
eause, an application to mc to suspeu
the sentence would be unnecessary.
The Judge asked: "l)o you wish t
say anythiug. Mr. Bowen, in udditio
to what your counsel has said ? If sc
you can have thc privilege oi'doiugso.'
MR. BOWEN'S REMARKS
Mr Bowen arose, and as he did so
Mrs. King Koweo convulsively clung ti
hita, but finaily he persuaded her t<
take her seat, and said :
. If yoor honor pleases, I am awar<
that perhaps anything I can say woui<
have no effect. I will say thia, ant
perhaps all that I shall say; In thi:
transaction I took thc s'ep that I dir
last August in good faith, and for s^ver
al reasons: First, I had relied upon tlu
record I had obtained in New York
and here let ma say to my friends thai
if there was anything wrong in thai
record it was the fault of those partie
who tooE my money and obtained rha*
record in 1865. If your Honor will
bear with me one moment I will go over
that point, as perhaps it is thc last tine
I shall say an}thing upon this question.
The entry made in that bo ik, and
tho testimony, unimpeached, in thia
Court, as it stands to day, is that the
whole entry, though there arc erasures
there, was itt the handwriting of oue
person, corroborated by the expert thur
the Assistant District Attorney himself
put upon the stand.
Further than that, thc clerk testified
?.hat it wai in the handwriting of the
clerk in that office who died three years
ago. That testimony stands to day uu
Ooe step further, and I am done, so
far as that record ia concerned. One
year ago she (pointing io the direction
of his wife) enclosed her money to thc
clerk of that Conrt, and obtained a copy
ofthat decree, and on that copy thc got
IF THE RECORD IN NEW YORK WAS
it is the fault of*those men, and the way
they do business there. I am now done,
so far as the record is concerned.
Oatside of thal, the act of Congress,
which I bad seen and read, and which I
had shown to lawyers, there was bat oue
universal opinion in regard to. They
ill said that that covered the case.
Much was sail about my
ABANDONING THE WOMAN IN AUGUSTA.
If I could have opened my mouth, I
could have shown, perhaps, why the
abandonment or desertion took place.
But my mouth waa dosed; so wis hers.
I will say this much : I would have
been willing to have had her opeu her
mooth upon that Question. Whatever
may have happened in 1852-the dif- !
lertoee between us at that timo I do
not plead aa atty extenuation
A BOY Of 18 AND A MOTHER OF 30 -
I say. I do not mean that. Working
for a living, loihog every day, was I lo
sit down there in that little town nud
starve to death? Wheo I went waa she
tugo with sue? If she did not go whoso
(ault was it? Titi? con!d have been
?l>owo. I made evety effort that 1
could make io 1862. I wide- what
might'be called tbe.last-I seat a mes?
senger to her trying to settle this diffi?
culty. It was put into her handi ; though
when the messenger went and knocked
at the door, he was told thfct flo such
person lived in the house. After per?
sistent inquiry be found a person who
HER NAMB WAS ViANCES DICKS,
and that perhaps the tetter wat intend?
ed for her. W hen alie waa told that the
letter wu fros me, and that 1 was stop
ping at a betel, ia thc very town, ehe
seid: ''Take the letter back j 1 want
Bothing swore io do with bim. fell bim
to saud ne BO more nestagee." The
Mit day I seat again, and writ ft ai tn i
lar result. That ia the ?es?Mony in this
vate. Tho Dial ri* Attorney ?ey s that
1 ooald oaf?, lound tko WOJDIU; that 1 ri
eooW. hero gone to her at Auguste, '
Grant that I could, mat hod i ?y en- <
settle** sue ot et-ny tine after lhat that I
I wool? meet with axy better reception?
Wu lio go there and force myself io
the ?loose? Nay, co ! Bot time pass?
on, and, aa I say,
?N 1865, THE DIV'-CE WA8 GRANTED
I troubled myself DO farther. I did o<
aeerete myself. 1 did oot run awav
but, within'100 miles of that woman,
sat down in public life; and she (Mr
Hicks,) nor any of ber friends, can t<
day say she ever made on inquiry; thi
she ever opened her mouth, notwilh
standing the newspapers were filled w't
my name from day to day being twic
elected to the position which I had th
honor to fill on the bill (the Capital.
NEVER OPENED HER MOUTH,
all this time. When I made np m
mind to get married, the ucwspapei
heralded ir all over the country. ]
was shown that no one had :tny claii
upon me, for no one said a word- The
all stood mute, and when inquiry wi
made of the very man who took thc
stand-Hatcher-when inquiry wa
made of him he denied to the Coons?
io Augusta that he knew anything abou
it, and here let me say t .at so far as
MALICE AND PREJUDICE
is concerned, I do not wish to say any
thing about that, though I could sa
much. But suffice it to say that thi
prosecution-il you are pleased to ca!
it that-<?rew out of this, and this alone
I stood in the way politically of som
one, I must be gotten out of the waj
In a few minutes more
THE SCENE WILL CLQSE
(with head bowed, evidently much af
fi'Cted.) So far as politics is concerned
that is at end. They did no' go to thi
woman at the commencement of th
prosecution. They traced np some oni
else. They came here and got an in?
dictment. It made but little differenc
upon what I was convicted, so long a
I was gotton out of the way.
A WOMAN BY THE NAME OP PARK,
was found, who had said, previously ti
that, in her own hand writing; that shi
had no claims upon me.
On that indictment I was put on tria
in this very room At the very timi
that I was put upon trial the Distrie
Attorney had in hi? hand the same evi?
dence that he had here; and while h<
sat here holding that evidence heurgec
my conviction in the Park case on th?
ground that Mrs. Park was my lawfu
Harcher and Christian, the two wit?
nesses in the last case, were concerne?:
here in the first ; bat not a word die
they say Why. then, did Hatcher nd
say, "I have an aunt in Aucusta wh<
feels aggrieved?" Ni?, but there he sal
saying so himself, ''So long as this man
can be convicted, so on." Thev failed
in their conviction. In less thau a?i
hour after that failure I was arrested
np'tn a warrant in the case of Hicks, and
from that time down to this it has been
I AM TIRED AND WORN OUT
with this pursuit of me. Tho whole
combined South at one time attempts to
fiijht the Governmen* of the United
Sfates They continued it for fonr years,
and failed It is uscle-s, it is folly for
any one man to attempt that. One
man without money, and perhaps, only
^ limited number of friends, to cope
with tIiis Government in a prosecution
of this or any other kind. I say it i<?
impossible. They pay their spies. They
pay their men. They ranmck the country
(tom one end to the other, having all the
m<?ney needed at their command. ' In
ihis I do uot mean io cast any imputa?
tions or reflec'ions upon thc District
Attorney or his assistant. I only say
that I aiu tired and worn o .t.
A new trial is spoken of. I do not
know that I have ?ny assurances of any
better result Not that I have acted
wrong in this case intentionally, your
Honor, but sent to prison at this time,
ahat could I hope if a net? tria! were
granted this fall, and I returned here
aiTHOLT MONEY, WITHOUT FRIENDS.
ind was put upon toy trial for the second
lime. These gentlemen (District At?
torney and his assistant) having the
privilege and the means of roaring thc
roan try to hunt up allsorts of ; tuessea,
it seems to me th-it I could not hope fur
\ much better result.
In concludion. I say that whatever
punishment may fall upon my head. I
<iand here to receive it From the
:oiumeuccmcnt of this affair I bare not
I M .-? ;: RI KD THAT WOMAN
pointing to his wife) last Aupust io good
faith. Thoogh the laws of the country
may annal that, I havo a firm belief
?hat the laws of God never will, when
rhatevcr punishment that may be in?
flicted by thin Court shall have been
nerved out if wc aro spared (turning to
KU wife, r ho rises and receives hia ex
tended hand) I return to her. (Mrs.
to her husband ) Mrs. Bowen in a
moment or two resumed her seat, at the
request of her husband.
Mr. Bowen c n tinned-I contend, or
lid, that that statute of limitation was
t sufficient bar to the action of bigamy.
I aeree with your Honor that if if had
!?een proved here that I had deserted
that woman in Augusta, and ?ro?e oft,
that ?hat statute would not bate applied.
Bat fuch is not the fact
Sitting down within one hundred
miles ol'that woman, and ahe refusing
io communicate with ne, the never
making a solitary inquiry for me during
that fire years, I say that that stafutc
aas a sufficient bar to the indictment
that was obtained here ia this Court
One word more, and I am done. To
these geotlemeo who kindly off- red to
go my bail, lam much obliged. I have
icted by them, as I have in thia whole
tiansaction -in good faith. Today
they are relieved. I am truly grateful
Now. your honor, I am dono. Pass
?roar sentence, ?oa know the case and
the circumstances that surround it.
? ; < . - .....
The Court-The sentence of th?
L'ourt it, Bowen, that yea bo eonfieed
lor two yena ta tho Albany peni?
. A wuss LOTI.
. Mri. Bowen-(Clinging cloeely to her
ti u* band, Ul a fooling i manner enid io a
|rm jot geo tie ?oto?) :-"If he did it, 1
iii it. li be ts io be wa ten oed, p?ente
len tooee ano. Toa hove oo tight, joar
Honor, before God Almighty, ftvfjojt
punishment opon him alone for what I
did ?Iso. With that record in my hand
I stead before this Coo rt and before my
God ? procured it. It was obtained in
good faith, If irregular, itv io valid, we
are cot-in fault. Ob, sentence me. I
cinnot part from him. He is too pare,
toogood. You know him not; Ido
FINE AND IMPRISONMENT.
The Cour ;.-Madam, I have a doty to
perform here, ?ad, while I sympathize
with you from the bottom of my heart,
I mast still perform thatduty.
Io addition; Mr. B0W9* to the im?
prisonment for two year? io the Albany
penitentiary, you will pay a fine of
1 bone the Warden of the jail, if yoa
are committed to bis custody, will poet
pone the execution of the sentence until
yon have an opportunity to apply to some
of my brethren un this bill of exoeptioos
for a ?tay of the execra*L:ra of the sen?
I may be mistaken. I do not profess
to be unerring about this, bot I hare
given my best judgment to it. The case
is so sad that it draws blood from the
heart. Yon are a man of great intelli?
gence. You are surrounded ia each a ?
way that it is sad to be compelled, aa I
think I am compelled, to pass the sen?
tence of the law.
I wish, from the bottom of my heart
that it were otherwise. But I have
brought my best judgment to the ease.
Thc law must be administered, how?
ever high your social position may be,
and however sorrowful thc surroundings
may be. If I had any doubt about the
rightfulness of the verdict, I might
hare taken another coarse. But I do
not see how 1 could do it. While I sit.
here, I must perform my duty as I un?
BOWEN IN JAIL.
The Court was then adjourned, and
Mr. Bowen was directed by the Marshal
to hi? office, where he was followed by
Mrs. Bowen and one or two petrona!
friend?, and waited long enough to re
ceive his letters from the Capitol, when
thc commitment having bees made out
he waa escorted to jail in a carriage by
Bailiff?. Spragae and Stahl. On tnrning
him over to Warden Crocker that gen?
tleman showed them io his private
office, and stated that he would ?ive
Mr. B. as comfortable quarters a? possi
bte, and they spent some time tcgother
in thc office. Mrs. Bowen was quite
affected, and shed tears freely. Mr.
Bowen stated that his friends would
apply fora pardon, and expressed strong
hopes that they would be successful.
ALBERT GlEBRY, TUB ARTIST.
We had the pleasure of visiting the
studio of this young artist the other day
in company with several gentleman. We
all expressed great admiration of the
portraits exhibited to os. They were
life-like and moa admirably executed.
Some of them were taken from photo?
graphs, and the likenesses were striking.
The portrait of Dr. Furman was 3 paint?
ing wliichvwould have doue credit to the
moot dist i ogaiabed artist in this or any
other country. Tho likeness was perfect
in features aud expression. As a pic?
ture lt evinced the greatest artistic skill
in conception and execution. Some
time previous to this visit, I bad the
pleasure of seeing a portrait, just execu?
ted, of my much lamented friend Rich?
ard Yeadon, Esq. This portrait was
taken by Mr. Guerry fromapliotograph,
and excited the admiration of all Mr.
Yeadoo's friends who saw it. It is oow,
I believe, in the Charleston Courier
Mr. Gucrry is an artist of great
promise at.d genius. He is a native
South Carolinian, and will one day
reflect high hocor on his native State.
Like all attists of true genius, he is a
gentleman of great modesty and diffi?
dence. He bas located himself in
Greenville, ind reticently waits for his
beautiful and like like paintings to make
him known to tue world and establish
his tame. Hit. character M pure and
honorable, as faultless as his artistic
skill Such a mao, with genius, taste
and accomplishments, struggling with
adversity and must adverse limes, should
be ao object ot interest to ?ll, and
receive what be ao weil nerita, a liberal
B. F. PERRY.
Greenville, S. C., June 12,1871.
the Charleston Courier ttys:
"We have now io oar ??See ? most
admirable portrait of th* late Hoo.
Richard Yeadon, for ?any years the
senior editor ot this paper. It waa
painted by Mr. Guerry, a native Caro?
linian, and does great credit both to his
skill and accuracy. Hr. Guerry ia oow
pursuing the duties ol kia artist life io
this State, aid we commend bim to the
success which bia talents ao wei! de?
serve. He has lately painted a portrait
of tbe Rev. Dr. Furman, of Greenville,
which will shortly be 00 exhibition io
this city. We, with pleasure, give
place tu the following let;er trom Geo.
Hanley, who speak? io th? highest tatou
of thia effort :
GREENVILLE, May 17,1871.
E'Jiton of the Confier :
DEAR SIRS :- I have hod the pleasure
of examining to day, io the studio of
Mr. Albert Guerry, a portrait from the
peneil ol that young aad talented artist
of the Rev. James C. Furman, painted
by request ot the students of the Uni?
versity over which Dr. Furman presides.
I have not ic a great while seen so
admirable a likeueaa or to beautiful a
pioture. The drawing is perfect, and
tbe painting exquisitely dooe. The
artist hat overcome th? greatest diffi
cully io hts art, and has caught and
fixed upon hi? eaovaaa the very attitude
of hts subject, and thai expression of
face which, nor? than the features
?hemaelves, nark the) iodieiduaiity of
town. The position-is very strikiog -
Th? Doctor ?it? io his library, sorround
eo by his books sow with th? Bible opeo
orrhtB hep-end bis floger on tho passage,
to which he raters, bsa j cat enos need
SOM? great troth, sod with that soft,
jet irresistible ?a ra est s ?as so peculiar
to his eioqe?oee, looks 00 his audience,
?Otraathtf as?^shesUaigisg belief. Mr.
Guerry is so artist of whoas tho people
of South Carelios wesy weil be proud.
At the request elem? ol' hil tVtestt,
ke hos eocsMttod to exhibit thi: rentier*
?s yowTcttyssdio OfcfeiAfa. &CB?3
he do so, the lovers of art io those oities
wiil oot be displeased witb & visit to bis
rooms. Koo wieg, my dear sirs, with
what pleasure you recognize superior
tslent when honorably directed, I -iake
the liberty of calling your attention to
this work of a yoong South Carolinian.
Very truly yours,.
W. K. EASLEY.
DEATH OF HON. C. L. VALLANDIG
A Brilliant Lire Bxtlugnlahed at Ito
Snewin* kow hts Cl lea fe Victim m Ic ht
hare Snot Hlaanelf-IrlletaklQs: the
Loaded Pfaaol-The Physicist na Prob?
In Tata for the Ball-The State aaaan
CINCINNATI, June 16-Clement L.
Vallaadigham, of counsel for the defence
of Thomas McGehau, now on trial at
Lebanon, Ohio, for the murder of Myers
at Hamilton, Ohio, accidentally shot
himself to-night. He was in a room
with Gov. McBurney, and while showing
bow Mye.e might have shot himself,
the pistol was discharged, and the ball
entered the right side of the abdomen,
below the ribs. Wbat directioojthe ball
took is not known.
Later dispatches from Lebanon say
Mr. Vallandigbam was vomiting, which
was regarded as an unfavorable symp?
tom, and OBS of his physicians said
there were indications of an internal
The Doctors ceased their fruitless
search for the bail about an hour after
tho accident. They then" closed the
wound and placed the patient nu his
right side. He waa calm and collected.
It appears that no one was ptesent
with Vallandigbam when the accident
occurred but Ex-Lieut. Gov. McBurney,
who has been aaeoeiated with him in the
defence of McGehau. McBurney bad
expressed some doubts as to the theory
that Myers bad shot himself Vallaa
digham picked op a pistol from the table
saying he would show bim in haifa
Two pistols were on the table, one
unloaded, and he by mistake took op
the loaded one, put it in bis pocket, and
withdrew it, keeping the muzzle next
his body. Just as it was leaving his
pocket it was discharged, it is reported,
at nearly the same part of the body
where Myers was shot. He at once
ejaculated,4 Oh, murder !" and said be
had taken the wrong pistol.
While the examination was goiog on
be watched the surgeons with eager
eyes, and even assisted them in search?
ing for the ball. The ball appears to
have taken a downward course in the
direction of the bladder.
A later dispatch says that the symp?
toms are growing more unfavorable
His poise is above 100. The sur .cons
do not appear to be hopeful, although
they are reticent.
Sui! later advices state that his hands
and feet are growing cold. He vomits
often, but throws up no blood. The
physicians say be is sinking fast. His
pulse is risiog.
Later dispatches brought the sad in?
telligence of his death.
Tbe public generally are invited to attend an
Exhibition of my School. Tuesday evenir z- June
27, at Solomon't fialL Exercise* to COIL menee
at S o'clock.
Salutatory Address (original), T. E. GILBERT.
Arnold Winkelreid.--_C. M. HURST. Jr.
The Glory of man paeteth away J. R. H ARVIN
Rattle of Boaaeo,-.-I). J. CHANDLER.
Henry V at the ?eire of Har
fltaa, _W. W. DeSCHAMPS.
Caaaiac i a?i orating 6 ra toa against
Caster...-. ..W. J. FLEMING.
Addreet sf Spaniens to hil fellow
Gladiators....A. C. WALKER.
Downfall af Poland_W. D. BLANDING.
Waablogtoa_H. M. GILBERT.
Battle of Waterloo-^._A- M. FRASER.
Conquered Banner.... J. C. McQUEEN.
Criminality of Dueling ........T. E. GILBERT.
Valedictory Address (original), A. C. WALKER
T. p. MCQUEEN.
June ll. ?71._
The undenigoed a grad?ate of Colombia Col?
lege, and Marter of Belle/a Letters, respect
filly ia formt the citiseea of Sa m ter ead the sur?
rt anding country, that he ia prepared to laatiaet
aehoUrt at their private residences ia
FRENCH, SPANISH AND ITALIAN,
a Lao ix
CALLIGRAPHY.. (Malaria A Goldsmith
MUSIC, (piano feet*.)
DRAWING, (ta pweil.)
DRAWING, tie liritnit )
DRAWING, (it patel)
PAINTING, (la ett.)
PAINTING, (fal water eelert.)
Aay eommooieali-t will meet with prompt at
temi??, aadtttted ia ear? cf the Watchman
Offlee. ' HENRY A. HORN.
Br. J. S. HUGHSON,
WOULD INFORM 118 PATRONS AND
FRIENDS, that ha hat relieved hit o See to the
aew building, ea Mala Street, text above Mr.
T. T. TJpaher't Stare, where they may fad him
(reta V* oeloek A. M,' to 1 P. M., and from 4)
te HF. M* Battas professionally engaged If
the tat they ?Ul platte leave their nam ea ea the
After 7 o'clock, P. ?af., he ?ill ht foead at hi?
residence on Liberty Street, opposite the Aoade
22 HOTTES AHEAD !
te-rteSlea; Marnait ea* legest* peter*.
The STAB eentaiae LaTKST TELEGRAPH -
tee awehett,aai8a aew* ef Jetare* or Imper,
s s o o
To Be Griv
Land and Zmmig:
Under ibe auspice* of tae'-SoutL Carolina Sute
.-ERIES OF CONCERTS, af the Academy of Mui
1871, for the purpose of raising a fund to enable et
Association for homes of Northern and European
and for their transportation thitbe- and support f<
REFERENCES IN SOUTN CAROLIN A.-Ge
nor M- L. bonham, General Johnson H a goo?".. Hu
John S. Preston, Hon. W. D Simpson, Andrew
J. L. Manning. Hon. J B. Campbell
$500.000 to be awarded to tbe Ticket Holders o:
of October, 1871, at the Academy of Mure, Charl?
150,000 Season Tickets of Admii
All the premiums, including Deed and Certificat
with tho National Bunk of the Republic, New Yor
1st Gift, Academy of Masic Charleston, S. C , cos
about 320 OHO front Opera House. Stores and Ha
situated cor. of King and Market streets, in th
est building and most valuable property in Cba
2,404 Gifts, amount to.
AGENTS SOUTH CAROLINA. LAND ;
COMMISSIONERS AND SUI
General A. R-' Wright, of Georgia.
General Bradley T. Johnson, of Virginia.
Liverpool & London & Globe
Af SETS IN GOLD.$20 ?00.000
ANNUAL INCOME IN GOLD.... *6,0U0,000
Rates as low as any First Class Company.
OFFICE OF COUNTY AUDITOR,
SUMTER, S. C., June 19, 1871.
This office will he opened on the 1st of July
for tbe reception of Returns of Personal property
held on tbe 1st July. 1871. and will continue
open during the erm.tb of Joly.
Only returns of personal property are required,
bat all .ales or transfers of lira I Estate .nee
September 1st, 1870, must be noted on the back
of the ratura.
The name of the Township in which the prop?
erty ia held, must also appear ou the back of ibe
For the convenience of those living in the
Western part of the Coaaly, a comp?tent office*
will be ia attendance at Providence for ten days
from the 10th July.
At Bi?h"pville and Corbet t's store, parties ean
make returns to myself or ..no emp?sent depu?
ty <>n the 17 h July, a d fr ten day* throatier
Parties residing in Lynchburg. Shiloh and
Mayesville, can make 'heir returns to Rev. J.
P. Smith, or Mr. W. D. Hinds, ir?-rn tba 20ih to
Those who make their return? prrraptly will
avoid the delay and jostling which alway* ac
companies tbe "last days" of tax j ay ?ligand
I ask the co. op >rat ir.n of every citixen in ex.
tending this notice so that no one will incur
I penall ie. by ignorance or careles-nc??.
I invite particular attention t<> the following
extract from ?bat Act ot the Legislature uoder
which thir assessment is made :
SECTIO* III- Tt.ai whenever say tax payer
?ball fail to make retar-.t. to the Aud tor of his
County, with n the time ?*eseribed by law. it
\ shat) be tbe duty of the County Auditor to enter
on the Tax Duplicate, against such tax-paver,
i the property charged to bim the previou. year,
with 50 per cent, penalty thereto, except in case
I of sickness or ?bs?ure from th? County, when
the true amount of property only (ball be
Office hoors at the Sumter Office from 8 A. M.
! lo 6 P. M. from Julv 1st to Slat. <">pe.n every
I day but Sunday ard tbe 4th day of Julv.
J. N. ruRBETT,
June 21 County Auditor.
THE CAROLINA WHITE SULPHUR,
CATAWBA COUNTY, N. C.
This highly popular watering place will be
open for visitors on WEDNESDAY, Jane I3?h.
The Mineral Waters of these r-prtne.? are. the
White and Blue Sulphur, and CbaUebeatc, th?
me ieinal propertita of which are not excelled,
and a heal, h it r and mora delightful watering
place not to be found.
The Spring* will be under the management of j
JAS. M. LLata, formerly of Yarborough House,
Rab. ?gb, N. C., an experienced hotel keeper,
together with Mrs Wags.*, and visitors may
rely upon go?d fare and good anemic:.
Plenty of Ie?, good Bund of Music sad good
Physician in attendance. Ac.
Leave Baltimore or Washington City in the
morning via Aequia Creek. Richmond and Dan?
ville R. lt.. to Salisbury, where you laka tb?
We?te*n and Morgan tun Road, and rech Hick?
ory S rat ii n (the Springs Depot) by half-past
nine?,'el ck the next (Burning.
Leave Augusta. Ga., at night, and tah? tb?
Charlotte aed statesville Road ar Charlotta you
reach tbe Springs early tbe nt xi morning.
Charleston ia th? morning, and be at tb? Springs
tba n.xt morning
A food four horse Omnibus will run in COQ.
nectiofi with tb? train* to tbe Spring? over a
beautiful road only six miles.
Per month, (or four week..)-. ?40.60
Per week...... 15 CO
Per Day-.". 2 50
Children ?td colored servant* half pri?e. No
charge for infants ander 2 years of ag?.
J. GOLDEN WYATT.
Jan? 21 _Ina
DISTRICT COURT OF TOE UNI?
TED STATES-FOR THE DISlKICT OP
SOUTH CAROLINA-IN BANKRUPTCY -
IN TUB v ATTER OF T .OS. M MULDR0W.
LANKKUPT. TO whom it may concern :-The
undersigned hewby gives notice of ht* sppotnt
ment ?s Assign?e of Thomas .V. ? uidrow, of the
Cour ty of .?ureter, snd State of Sooth Cardin?,
withio said Dutriet. who has been adjudged a
Bankrupt upon bi* own petition by the District
Court sf said District, dated May IO. A 0 1871.
D. J. WINN.
Jun? 21-21 Assignee.
Fte Sale or Bent
TRACT OF LAND near Providence, la
Sra ter Coan ty, con tat a i r g 238 aerea, lately
-1 by C. C. Jackson, aa<i purchased by
bia from Edward L. M ?nay and Wt e, Torrn?
?ceommodatinj;. Apply to Richardson A Son, at
Sntatar, 8. C.
Q. W. WITTS.
BACOIf AND PORK.
160 BARRELS P0RC?
5a BHDS, BACON,
Tb Boxe? D. 8. MEAT,
w--a ,, i, r i l v,
.ww* rw^sTwa VJ _
P. W. KER CE?IR.
Agriculture! and Mechanical Society,"??llgit
?ic, Charleston, P. C., commencing October
nigranta to ?ettie opon landa ?elected by
farmer? ar. i others, in the State of South Carol:
tr the first rear.
neral Wa.ie Hampton. Hon. B. F. Perry, Got
n. ArmtFtead Burt, HOL. James Chesnut, Gee
Simona?, Esq., Hon. ti. A. Trenholm, Gofer
f the Series of Concerts to Commence on the ?
?atoa, S. C., on which dsy thc Drawing s
5sion, and no more, at $5 eat
e of Title to Academy of Music, will be depot
t to build $230,000, having an annual rent?'
ll? : the building being about 230 fret by so t
e centre of the city, and well known to be th?;
rleston ; rained at.$J5lj
ICK. GARY & CO,,
IND IMMIGRATION ASSOCIATION
ieneral M. C. Butler, "j
tibn Chadwick. E?q., > Charleiton, S.C.
Ieneral M. W. Gery. )
PERVISORS OF DRAWING.
Colonel B H. Rutledge, of Sooth Cana
Hon. R"ger A Poyor. of New York.
S. H. MOISE Agent at Sumter.
r, S. C.
New York Life
Insurance Comp au .
ANNUAL INCOME.........- $7,?M|
Rates as low as any First Class Cotrpaij
Always on ha?
Chas. E. Moise & Co,, *
SUMTER, S. C.
SPRIGG FASHIOX \
Millinery and Fancy Soot ;
CALL LADIES ?
Md get year SPRING BONNETS AND Bi' 2
OF IEE LATEST &TYE8. j
Fancy Goods in VarieiJ %
CHEAP AND PRETTY,
MI WK. Da BttlTTONl *
Next Dcor te J- t. 8?LCM0N. |
April 12 * t?