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A DUEL IN THE DARK.
nY JUDGE AlflWNGTON.
The city of Vicksburg, Mississippi
has always been remarkable, even be
fore the reoont war gave her a pro
found national intorest. Many years
ago she supplied th.e class of writern
who furnish the aubstratum for mos
of the oiroulating libraries wi'b plot,
lark and dreadful enough to satisij
even the present craving for sensation
The place had been noted from iti
earliest settlement for the belligeren
character of its inhabitants and the
number and atrocity, of the violeni
deeds which stained its streets witi
the blood of human hearts.
It is not our purpnpe, however, t<
sketch any of these more ulebrated
brute battles, but merely to select
for the sake of its ruourinful mora
alone, a solitary tr gedy which wai
' briefly chronield by the press of the
day, and whieh then faded from the
recolleotion of all, save one fronu
whoui the writer received the stor
in its pa rtiu.'arity. She, of course
could never forget. To the latcsl
hour of her existence the wife of the
murdered her, wept at the rominuis.
In the year 1827, a young lawyer,
John Thonias, emigrated from Wor
cester, in Massachuetts, to the Statt
lie was jor, had recently married
a beautiful, aeccomplishod woman, who
had renouneed we:ilthy parents for his
sake, and heince wais anxious to better
his fortuio in as )ittle time as possi.
ble.. This oonsidoration determined
the legal adventurer to locate at
Vickhburg, then con. iderod througl
the West as the paradise of the bar.
In a very short time the new law
yer haid ample reasons to congratu
late himbelf on the choice of hi
position. lis blaud demeanor, stu
dlious habits, and more than all, hil
eloquence in debate, won him patron.
age, and he rose, almost at a single
bound, to the first place in his profes
Nion. Ile was employed in all the
land suits, and in the most of tho still
more nimerous and equally luerativt
cases of homicide, so that in tlh<
period of two years after his adveni
he had cleared the round sum of thir
ty thoi.and dollars. Let no scepti
cal dirciple of Lod Coke deem thi
statement incredible. S. S. Prentisi
realized, cash in hanl forty thousan
dollars by his opening speech it
During his career thus far young
Thomas was remarkable in one re
spect. Ile never went armed, an
although in the ficoe and fier
altercations of the forum h<
neenssarily made some enemies, n(
attack had hitherto been ventured ou
his person. The athleticismn of hi
noble form, and the look of invincibl'
determination in his keen blue eye:
had doubtless warned the desperadoe
that the Yankee orator, as he wa
generally termed, could hit as hart
blows in the courtyard as ho (lid in th
court itself. Ilowever this may be
two years elapsed, years too of eni
nient success, before the peaceabbi
attorney waa even insulted. Altis
this halcyon period was doomed to I
change alike sudden anid terrible.
There resided at- that time in th<
town a notorious duolist by the nan
of Johnson, whose matchh-ss prowes:
inspired universal fear, ie had slaih
half a dozen foes on the public fiekt
oIf honor, and as many in private ant
irregular encounteos. All thInem
bers oif blood club spoke of Mlik<
Johnnon's feats with raptuous enithu
inam . Hlut anll good men, all lover
of peanc', when, the brave wrotel
passed, turned palo and were ie.
At the May term of the Distric
Court, 1 829, the grand jury mnusteriou
ext raoirdliatry o ''arage, returned
true hiii igainst, Johuison for the ut
der of W ilhuana Lee, an inoffensiv
youth whomu he had shot down in,
dIrunken frolic, under oiroumstance
of peculiar aggravation. Th'lomu
was retained by a friend of the de
ceaisedl to aid in then prosecoutiont, amf
notwvithstanding the earunest ad vice e
his well wishers to the cntrary, api
peared on the trial oft the eanune, oni
of the moet exenting ever argued a
the bar of Vickuurg. On the las
evening of the sessien after adjourn
ment, Thomas ruaheod into the pres
enee of his wvife, with looks of suel
evident agitation as to fill her 6so1
with overpowering alarm.
"My love, tell me, in the name o
heaven what has happened 1" sh
cried, patle as a corpse, and shaikina
like a leaf in the wind.
"Nothing,'' answered the husband
thinking to conceal the most fearfu
part of the intelligence. "Nothmns
only the murderer Mike Johnsor
after his aequittal, grossly insulte
me in the courtyard and I knocke
"And he challenged you to fight,
him with pistols !" almost shrieked
the wife, anticipating the rest, with
quicknesS of woman's keen, common
"It is even so," replied the lawyer,
"Oh I" say that you will not meet
him. Oh ! swear that you will not
r turn duelist in this Sodam of the
South," implored tl e wife, throwing
her arms nround his neck and sobbing
like a child on his bosom.
"There, do not weep now. I will
not turn duelist, dear Enmra, al
though I much fear that the conse
quence will be my ruin."
"God will protect you from the
boid, bad wan."
The next morning it wnm known in
Vicksburg that "the Yanked orator" i
bad been cballenged and rofused to
fight. Accordingly, he was generally
denounced as a coward -a word which
at that day might be considered as i
expressing far deeper scorn than
citi-er robber or assasin. As he
passed throtugh the btreets, lie was
astonished to witness t he e .Idness
manifested by his old acqu .ilt aices,
and even protes:eid fritends, w.viln the
great, mass of the people reemed to
regard him with in. ffLille contem pt.
"Yankee whime ivier," bater,,'
"poltroon," were the sounds most
frequently rung in his ears, especially
when near thijgroceries, and there
wasone then on every terraco of the
The matter grew worse. Aboit a
week afterwarda, Johnson imet his
victim in the public equnre, present
ed a cocked pistol at his heart with
one hand, and belaboed him unm
eifully with a cowhide which he
graiped in the othor. Retistance
at the nuniment was altogether out of
the question, for the slightest motien
would have been the signal for imtime
diate death. le thought of kinua1
and her sweet babe and bure the cas- 1
tigation in sileneo.
After this, olionts desetted his
oeiiue, gentleman refused to reog-ize
hiu or return him his saluto in the 1
thoroughfares of business or during I
his miiorning stroll over tlie bilh Is.
Had his touch been, coutagion, or his
bieath pestilenee, he coild not have
been more carchly shunod
Another week passed, and the de
graded lawyer was in a state 1 -nind I
bordering on insanity ; and yet all
the while lie concealed the ineital
torture from his affectionate wife.
Ono evening in a more than common
bitter and gloomy mood, as lie walked
through the public square, he wits
again accosted by Mike Johnson, with
his cocked pistol in one hand and
uplifted cowhide in the other. rhe
assault was of tie most aggravating,
as the place was thronged with spec
G"Coward and villain 1" exclaimed
Johnson, '-did I not tell you that I
would cowhide you every week until
I whipped the courage of a iman and
a gentleman intoyour yankee hide ?"
"I am not a cow'aid," retorted
Thomas, in a hollow tone, so unearth
ly fiere. and wild that caused every
hearer to start. At the instant, his
lips were livid and lenohed het.ween
his teeth till the blood ran. Ilis eyes
were red as a muad dog's aundh the iu.
iles of his fa1ce quivered ; hut his
body arnd limbs seemed to have the
rigidity of marble.
i"Hle will fight now," rung in an
encger whl.-per through theo excited
crowdl, as they saw tho terrible t~o
kena of the fienid which lurks, nt dif
ferent depths, in all human nature.
"If you arie not a coward, why will
you riot fight 1" aisked the duelist,
somewhat struck, ini spite o1 his
thorough desperation, hardened in the
hot gore, of a doaen umurder..
"Then you accort iiy ehallenge ?"
"I do. Will any one present be
sgood as to not its my second ?'' ini
quired tihe lawyer, addressing thme
For a uminuite or two rno one spoke,
8o great wa s the dri ad of the d uebmst
Mike Joehins dn.
" W il no onie in such a mats of
generous men he myi) second ? mepecateLd
the lawy er itn a loud tone.
* I will,'' said a slit lli, trumpet like
voice on trhe outskirts of the crowd,
and a tall Qonimandling form, br averyv
.writ ten on his brow, a,'d thme eaglea's
.eye beneathi it, made his wuy to the
icentre of thre conitention, and stood
c lose f roriting J..htnson, withI a smi
a limng glance, before whch the latter,
.:1 for an-instanit qui:~ od.
S|Thre questtioni "W\Vho i.< lio ?"' who is
f ihe ?" ' *arcu sl ated aimo mg th lIooker
.. on. ut, an, one ocid ; nio one had
Sever soon1 him us efom o aind yet every
tbody would have swoirn to his
t courige, so bold yet tranquil was his
. "Whmo are 'you?" inquired the
i duelist, reoovering. his preseneo of
"A atranger from Texas,"
f "But who will vouch for your rea
s poetability 1P
I ean give you vouehers sufficient,
replied the stranger, frowing till his
,brows looked frightful ; and then
1 stooping forward be whispered some
, thing in Johnson's ear, audible alone
, to him.
"Ie am satisfied," said the duellist
i aloud arid trembling perceptibly. Colo
nel Morton, will you serve as my
The individual last Ltldressed gave
"Now let us adjourn to some pri.
vate room to arrange the prelitnina.
ries," remarked the stranger ; and the
principals and seconds left the crowd
then inereasing every minute, and
excited nearly to madness by the
t hick crowding events of the hour.
The meeting took place the fol
lowing night in a dark room, with the
dlor looked, and the two seconds on
the outside. Tihe principals were
placed in opposite corners of the
apartment, which was twenty feet
square, an-Il each was armed with a
large bovie knife-no more. It was
inid'ght-a night without moon or
stars. Black pi:ch y clouds enveloped
the sky, and a slight sifting mist ren
dered the shadows of the earth more
intense. Heneo the room where the
duel was about to begin was wrapped
in rayless darkness. Tho combatants
3ould tnot even see the blades of their
At first, they both stopped and
stealthily untied and took off theit
shoe-, s. as to miake the least possi.
bit noise in walking over the floor.
1'he same tliauulht .,truck thei at the
same time -to manceuver for the
Thomas mo-ved in a circle, softly as
. cat, around the a par t ment, till he
lot within IL few feet of the coiner
where his enemy had firbt been plac.
Ad, ana.i then pat-ed to listen. For
four or fivo Zeconds he could hear
Aiithing in the genve-like tiloues but
he (-iek beats of hi own bus) heart.
P Irsntly, however, Their Crept to his
uar a soarcely au1d lible sound, as of
;uppres-ed breathing, in the corur of
he room which he had previouly
eft,; and thn he knew that his foe
Vas try itg the samon stin j. The
u-e was repeated thrice, with a like
-esult. A lcigth Thoias coucluded
Waand 1 riectly still and await
[ohison's appro)2oh. MotionioSs now
iimlfS., and al ear, soon hn could
listinguish a soft rustling noise, like
he dropping of flakes of wool, cireu.
ating around the lnoor and- gradually
idvanoing towartd him.
At l.ast, when the s'und appeared
vithin about three foet of the lawyer's
>ositionv, he suddenly made a bound.
11g .hanga w ith i knife. aimeod in
he dark air, where he Eupposcd his
7iotiin to be. His blade st-tuok
igainst that of the other, and a few
:parks of fire rolled at the fierce
:ollison, and fell expiring on the
And then, for an instant, the see
)nds without the door heard a sharp
ringinog of steel, a groan, a fall, and
ill again was silent as the tomb 1,
'ho duel at midni tit had ended, but
iow ? They were appalled at the
Waiting some minutes and hearing
nothiig inore, Col. Morton and the
stranger prepared a light, unlockeli
the door and etitered. The spectacle
was most affecting. There lay the
bloody corpse of the duelist, Johnson,
mangled dreadfully, and above it
stood the ereot and imposing form of
the lawyer-Thomas-unhurt, not a
out on his skin or a rent in his cloth.
lie started back as the IAahing
light dazzled his eyes, and growing
pale as the dead at his feet, exclaim
ed in accents ol immeasurable anguish
-"Oh, God ! how shall I endure to
meet nay dear wife, with this murder.
ous gore oni my hands! Such stains
would defile the very gates of heav
en, and blacken the floor of hell
He did, however, afterwards meet
Emmtta and her babe ; but we shall not
att empt to paint the scene. A week
subsequentiy be was shot to pices in
his own oflice, while employed in
writing after night. The assaseini
was not known, but supposed to be a
youinger brother of the duelist John
The stranger who acted in the eom-*
t at the seconid of Thomats was, in.
deed las.hle hiad said, fronm Texas, and
then travellhing through Mis~.s.i,ppi,
and,( was the bravest, mian, perhiaps,
that ever drew the breath of life
Jamwe-- liow i, who fell onily with the
Aiam-o, whent his4 red knife was drunk
w iih the flood of Mexican9.
Swimmning Aeross the English Channel.
T[he le ndlon TFimens, in connect ion
wiha the a eren't uttem pt to swiin
iaermos lhe Enaitsh ('hiannel, says:
'-Traditi in aflianns that seventy years
img,-, the men,~tIi~) conneItedA or a paol ii
eat off. nee, to) eicape puni-hentt
,wamt tie U-l.a s to D v.-r. One was
driowned, tue othe,~ tW o ndedt on the
beach, one ii an titter state of exhiaus
tin, fromww hic-h he died ;thae third re
covered anid lived .,vverah years.'' The
dlistanice 10e.oss the channel from D
ver to C~alasis is 22 nmiles, but thle cur.
rent wonld probably nearly double
that distance for the swimmer.
The Charlotte Observer says iThe
first Presbytery of the Associate Re
formed church met at PisgahrQaston
county, N. C., on the 10th instant.
P'resbytery was opened with a sermon
by the Rev. R. Latham, of York, 8.
C., Rev. C. B. Bietts was elected mod
erator. Presbytery adjourned en
A Letter Fromi Gov. Perry.
G R EENVil.LE, S. C., Sept. 11, 1872.
J. II. Rion, D. R. Duncan and S. I
iamilton, J989s., Committee, &C.
GENTLEMEN : I had the honorin
receiving your communication of th,
9th instant.,- last evening, inform o
me that "ite Democratic Conventio1
for the Fourth Congressional Distrie
had unanimuously numiinated me as th
.candidate of the Demacratio party fo
election to the [louse of Reprosenta
Lives of the Unitid States Congres
from said District," and that yo
"beg to urge upon me the ncceptanc
of the nomination."
This unsolicited and unexpected ex
pression of confidence, on the pairt o
the Democratic Convention of thi
Congressional Distrie ihas made i
deep impresson on my. f-eelings, an<
[ can assure the members of tha
Convention representing the Countie
of York, Chester, Fairtield, Union
Laurens, Spartanburg, Greenville
Pickens, and Oconce, thak I highly ap
preciato the dist inguished honor they
havo conferred on me. At this time
and under existing cireumstanc'es, it i
ine of peculiar and extroordinury dis
inction. The intelligence, educa
'ion and wealth of the State of Soutt
Carolina, comprising 40,000 or 50,00(
voters, possessing, in a great measure,
all the commerce, gtiiulture in(
manufactures of the entire State, art
unrepresented in the Congress of the
United, States, and only partially rep.
resented in our State I.egislature.
This anomalous condition,, in a gov.
ernment purporting to be republican,
has existed in South Carolina for the
last seven years, and brought the
State to the lowebt depths of political
infamy and to the verge of bankrupt.
cy and ruin, the loss of civil liberty
ndt) personal recurity ! This Con.
gressional l)istrict is the only one in
the whole State in which there is a
chance of electing a representative of
the white people. If elected, there.
fore, I shall have the proud distin'e
tion of being the sole repi-esentative
of the virtue, intelligence and wealth
of South Carolina in the National Con.
There must be a change. This
condition of aff.iirs cannot last meil
longer, without the most t- rrible re
suIts. It therefore, belioo'g:s every
one who loves his country, and vaineu.
its peues and prosp.ez ity, to exert
himself and make niy and every
sacrifice necessary to restore republi.
can principles, and the purity of our
Government, both State and Federal.
Profoundly impressed with these sen
timents, I did not feel myself at liber.
ty to refuse, a few days since, the
nomination of the Democratio party
of Greenville County as a candidate
for the State Senate ; although il
was mado against my earnest protesta
tions, on account of my health, age
and disinclination to enter agall
public life. But my friends urged
that I could be of service in redeem
ing the State from its degradatior
and ruin. I accepted their nomina.
tion. This embarrasses me, now, ir
determining my duty. But as Oreoi
villa was representod in the Con
gres-ional Convention, and consent
ed to my nomination, I feel that it ij
the wish of the County I should no
cept the higher and moure rosponsibl<
position now assigned me,
lnaecepting the nomination nov
tendered me, it is proper that
should state all my feelings and pu inci
pIes are in sympathy with that groat na
tional party, uhore purpose- is recon
ciliation between the two sections o
our country, and the two races whiul
live it the Southern States ; ant
whose aim is, under the leadership o
Hornce Greeley, to purge the Govern
ment of its corruptions, restoro repub
lican principles, and promote th<
peace tand prosperity of all sectiom~
and classes. The Rtadical party
North and South, see and know tha
their success as a party depends ci
keeping lip the hatred of the North L<
the South, and the hatred of th
colored race to the white race
When these hatreds and prejudicei
are crushed out, the lRadical party
wvill lose their ascendancy in the Gov,
ernmnent. The culored people wil
no longer he the political slaves oi
selfish and designing office-seekers an'
holders, who are basely and mos
treacherously using them for thei]
own promotion and plunder. The in
terestb and rights ol the colored peo.
ple have been sacrificed and betrayet
by their pretended friends and guar
dians, the earpet-b;ggers and scala
wags I T1he moneyas approprinted fo
the education of their clilidren haev
been siolen anid squandered I Thb
free as hools are closed I The hun
dreds of thousands of dollars appro
priated to p~urchiase themi homes havy
gone the same way, to enrich scouri
d rels and leave thcm homeless an<
houseless I Tfheir taxes have boei
increased, until the burden is oppres
sive and intolerable ! It is a wel
known fact in political economy, tha
the laboring classes have ultimatel;
most of the taxes to pay, although ii
the first instance levied on property
The merchant adds the duties he pay
to theo prios of his goods and the con
sumer restores the tax. So the ta;
on land. and personal property cauas
the owner to obarge higher rents an<
nay less for labor.
Tihe two best and sincerest friendt
the colored people ever had ar<
Horace Greeley and Chatles Sutimner
These gentlemien have urged the
colored people not to antagonize
themselves, as a race, to the whitc
3 people ; but vote independently and
f for honest and intelligent ten. Their
political rights are scoured by consti.
tutional amendments, and they have,
nothing to fear except the bad men
r they put in office, and who falsely
tell them that there is danger in vo
s ting fur or confiding in their formo
masters and friends.
flow any one, who loves his State
and values civil li berty, can prefei
General Grant to Horaceo Greeley,
is strange, passing strange. In time
I of profound peace Goneral Grant
issued his proclamation, ordering the
people to disperse and return to their
homes, in certain Counties ! They
were it home at that very time, atid
no disturbance had taken plaic for
months previously ! Tho civil au
thorities were not resisted and w re
capable of making any and all arrests
re luirod. BHt tutwithstanding all
tills, the President, imnedi;tcly after
Iis proclamation, sent his military
into seven or eight Counties, and
made urrests without warrant, and the
persons arrested, iinocent and gtilty,
were h-rried off to jil, and the
sacred wvit of habeas corpus denied
It ypur communication, notifying
me of my iomination, you express aill
earnest wi.,h for tmle "at once to enter
in a thorough and rigorous canvass
to secure any election, whic, by the
Convention, is decited a matter of
vital interest, not only to the Con
gressional District, but to tie whole
State." In ehedienice to this iajune
tion, I will, as soon tas the court is over
at this plae, visit tall the Coutnt ies itt
the Congressional Distriot, anad ex
tend my ecquaintatinee .with the peo
ile who hove been so kind and contid
ing. In the meantime, I should like
to hear frot my friends ais tc appoint
ments they may see proper to make.
With great respect and esteem, I ama
truly and sincerely yoirs, &c.,
13. F. PERRY.
A Word to our South Corolilla Friends
From our stnnd-lpoint in North
Carolina, we cnn look at the -ituiationa
in our Sister State more Canily t,,..,
can our friends there and hope, there.
fore, that it may iot be considered
pretnumption in us to make a sugges
tion. There are two Radical candi
dates in that unhappy Stati, Moses,
native seallawag, and Tomlinson, car
pet.bagger. Moses and his ring are
acknowledged thieves. No man in
the State doubts their roguery. But
the speeches of Cardbza, col., aid
Melton, white, at Yorkville, leave no
room for doubt that rominson is
equally corrupt. It is a contest be
tween thieves somewhat gorged, who
only want the dessert before quitting
the table, and hungry half-.tarved
thieves, who want sibstanitials aI well
a dainties. Corbin, Bowen and
Whittemore, tite leaders of tie Re.
form movement ought, to be pound
ing rock in the Peni:. .tiary, provi
ded they could be kept aloof from the
other convicts, whom they would
teach new plains of rogutery. Somte of
these Reiforimers have gone on to see
Grant to get his aid and ountenance.
Ho desires to favor their mnoveomett
and get the credit of advootting re
form. Radicalism in Southa Carolina
is the pure, unatdulterated article.
No cut side ia.flueneent modify it. The
world sees exact!y what tho genutiane
thing is and thte speotatele is not at
Htractive. Grant would be glad to
see not to approve thec model speci
men. But thten Mose3 and the nte,
groes control the State and if Orarnt
threw his influtence for Tomalinson,
ry out thteir thareat to go for Gireeley'.
Altogether, it is a sweet and proii
sing wrangle and we hope thtat the~
true men of .Sonth Carolina will let
thte "bloodly chasm" between thte
thtievesa widont and deepent. Thtey
outght to keep awaty fromt botha aides.
Thecy htave the balance of power anad
if~ thtey will but bide their time pt
.tiently and watchfully, they nay yet
be masters of the situation or at
Lleast be able to stop the fuarther,
robbery of the State.-Souterna
To Ket'p allik and lrcam,
In very warm weathaer, when it i.s
difficult to preserve mailk froma hteeoan
ing sour antd spoiling the ecamn, it
r naiy be kept perfectly eweot lty seaid
inag thte new milk very gently withsot
boiling, and putting it away ini eairth
ern pan or dich in which it las biee
calded. This method is adopted! in
all the large dairies in Entglantd, and
poarticulaly ini Devonshaire. Creamr
alrady skimmecd mybe kept qutite
but if as much powdered loaf suagam
be added as will sweeten it, and thten
Sscalded, it will keep in a cool plae
for two days,
.The New York Evening Post ad.
a vocates a sweeping change in the
-Railway system of the United States,
i proposing a general system of eon
s sojidation andt the establishment of a
I 4aniform rate for both passengers and
freight for all distanoee.
From the Chester leporter.
Mil EDITOR :-Some person in th.
last number of the Reporter, ove
the ignature of "Chester," in refer
ence to my nomination for the office
of Solicitor of the Sixth Circuit giver
expressi':na to his individual feeling,
as follows :
"In the last issue of your papem
apopeared a connicnication takei
from the Winnsboro Nows, noninat.
ing 0 S. lrico, Esol., ias a candidate
for Solicitor of the Sixth Circuit.
"Sure this is an exceedingly impo
litie move, for'although the nonine
may, as against the present incum
bent, excite no considerable opposi.
tion, still the effect will be to divide
the vote of the honest peoplo between
t wo candidates, by which means both
will probably be defeated, and a third
man we know not whom, elected.
"It is very important that there
should not be two candidates for the
officO in the field, and 11 an 11o1neiSt
and eflicieit man has already been
noaminated, we hope that all parties
will unite upon hint and insure his
In regard to this matter I deem it
due to myself to say,
First, That I had no knowlodgo or
information whatever of my nomina
tion until I saw it in print-nor do I
know now by whom that nomination
Second, If as stated by the person
signing himself "Chester," the nomi.
nat ion Imade il the W isboro Ne ws,
"m11:y as againmst the prosent i nemni
hent- excite To consideriable 0 opposi
ti-'n," "die eff-et" cannot he consid
ered to divide the vote of the honest
people" and thus a third mani, we
know not whom, he elected."
Third, as the HoIetores from tile 11-_ .
publican State Convention at Ci um
bia mad vi no nomination for this par
tieular office, I think "Chestor" need
have no fears for the nominee of the
Regulars on account of the anticipated
appearance in the field of this '-third
muan, we know not whom," if indeed
this be tho on y honest ground of his
fears in the prisesq.
It is probable, then, that the ex
ceeding great impolicy of this "move''
(on1sists rather in the unwillingness of
"Chest ei" to lee nize the fiet that
there might he a desire on the part
or "tno hoiiest poople" tor a unainge,
than that thero will be a division in
the vote of these sm11110 "honest pno.
ple" and the posible election of the
hahnown "third man.
Fourth, I am no aspirant for publio
office, and I would rather that some
one other than myself had been nomii- 4
riated in this instauice ; but having
been urged to accept the noiniation
by gentlemen for whom I entertain
the highest respect, and whose opin
ion and judgment oulight to have
weight with ie and in somo measure
to irifluneeo and guide mo in ooning
to a decision on a question of this
character, I do not feel at liberty to
It is not my purpose to canvass the
counties comprising the circuit ; my
name11 has been placed before the peo
ple ; if eleeted I will discbarge the
duties of my offico fearlessly and
CH ARLES S. BR ICE.
Chester, S. C.
The Slecting litre.
Mellon Gurney and Ransier spoke
here on Friday night. Melton re
peated his slunderous speech against
Tomlinson, arid endeavored to defend
Moses in the pay certificate bnsiness,
by shifting the load upon the Senate.
Ransier here nudged the speaker, who
faltered out, I d-d-dorn't mean to
e.-chlarge Ransier with it, b-b-but
tile Speaker p-pro temn.' Ransier
made a speech in his usual style of
non-commhiitlismI. No on0 could tell
who 110 was for except himsolf. TIhe
crowd was small anld rallier disposed
to pt embatrassing questions. A
few 'itrikers aroulnd the stand did
the cheering.-Beiauifor* R~epudlian.
F'rom thle atbove, I infer that Judge
Siumnuel W. Melten mneans insult and1
at personlal issue. I accept thte result
o(f that issue. But it remlains for me
to say, t hat one who, has associated
himself with thieves, shall be recog
nized'( to starid on tile level with gen
tlemnen. No one can feel Judge M el
tona's degradation more than 1 do, but
for may purposes, and in order to lift
him up,nand give him a standinag place
among gent lemn I now dlenonice him
to be a liar, a poltroon and a coward.
CIIAnIss WV. Mor'roonty-nyv.
A correspondent of the Charleston
News sas : "The proseention fund
is elimbing and has reached $000.''
Tlhis fund is for the prosecution of the
Ring. If this is an evidence of tile
enthusiasm of tile people it arguea but
little. We are supposed to have 40,.
000 voters, arnd many mere tax-payers
andl should, by all means, have $100,
000 already. Many mon could easi
ly contribute $1,00') each. The pal..
try sum of $600 will not do much to
conviet the swindlers.
"A woman at Saratoga, who hasn't
laid up any treasures in heaven has
$250.000 worth of diaon~du for her
Serious Rokow on Edisto Ishnid.
A serious row oeentired on IA
Island, F4'ridaiy, at the e unp gr,.
gidj-way between what itre called i
eit-side and borough portion of t _
sland.!the voters of i le former pb.
1upporting Mackey for the shriev:i i
ud the latter Doweii. It scens fr
he best datt that could Ie obt:im,'
iit there were about 300 pe ,
-n1any of whom were wot) Cn, ii 1 'ietubi hi:
to hold a meeting in tihe iitere't '
Bowen. lutch itison, a prolim-it
colorei politiciani who Ilipports hit.
ind who is a candidate for tho L -
luture, was called to the ehiir. T.
nomhi 'mjtion of a secretary, made by
tile chair, was voted down. It i
alleged that the chair became nitr%
at the deciion of the meeting, a:.;t
declared that, if the nomination w
not confirmed, the meeting shoubi
not be held.
There was a greit deal of excite l
discussion, which finally resulted iln :,
row. The meeting t hen Feparrt< 1
into two factions, one for Mitckey atid
the other for Bowen. The light I-e
caime general, and iasted tome titmoe.
There were ten moln wounled wit's
ikbrick 4, &e., Some seriouisly, atod
it is thought somtie fatally. I lutohti.
son, the lown ite Chai , wa;
struck inl the face with a brick by owt
of th women prestil, an d h1 is jnu
bone was broken. liis snifierings we
so gret tihat he i:til to be irried to :
luctor, who sitil be was L:liy hurt.
The Mavlceyitis Claim that, th eV
umieceIdeil in soutititg the Iowonite ,
whlo denly (lte tatemenvits, and1cunte
.him 01hat tihey simply retired to :t
fitter ield to co't.iitinu the meiii
v here their orators livId foith from
Diatritig the fight, which is pc .
ente-d as1hvin been at bloodly onle,
everal pistol sho:-s wer-o lired1, but.
uckily no oie was itnjored. The ex.
itemneit was inltenle, anditi luows were
aid heavy and tIick wierever thev
id be elf.ctually. Whe4 dark set
n, lldg, ait well kiown. M.\lkeyil,
%Is set, Upon by it partV of men Lnd.
etotllen so bailIy that lie wts left for
led upon the groulii. This bea inlg,
iOWever, 111d inothintg to do with 0h0
unretitig diliieult y, but w'i calusod by
lie behlf , on tihe part of those Wilo
issaulted himll, that lie huil heetn tot
.ttiitiVil to ono (if their feiales.
The New York Greeley 3lecting.
The New York Suni says
Union Squitre I:st night was the
c0tn of tle granilest politie:l d emn.
Itration ever witne-.sed inl the UnJitel
tatesl. The frielnd:s of ('reeley and
Itrown turined out avi tho supporters of
[ohtitt cal cindidates never did before.
By their pieseineo they testified inl
.he most emphatio niitner their do.
auncition of the present Ad minis
ration, their dei.irc for reform, and
hicir deteri i nation to securo it if
votes will do it. TIo Farmer of
Dbappiqua might well bO conten,
thoutgh after his many years of unii
liitching alvocacy of right, lie re
eeived no higher reward thi (bt
which last night eaino spontaneously
From a hund red thousand thrioatr, from
Men of caci party, a augn iicent
ribute to his MTaifold virtues.
Liberal Rieptulicans, Demiiocrt, alt
'rienids of r iform throughout the
[Jo ion may take new lieartst and werk
vith new eniorgy, cheered by so royal
ii greetitng fromt the Empire State.
How to 1a1k. 31oney.
A gentleman once reported to the
Governmientt tax colle(ct.r that lis in
somec for the previous year had
imnounited to two thousand dollars.
A meddling neighbor was surprised
it the largeness of the sum, iind when
so met his prosperous friend lio said
"tYou have returnedl an income of
wo thousand dollars for the past
"Yes, sir,'" answered the oither.
"Well, how d id you make so mnuhi ?
I don't soe hiow you could do it."
"Weclt, sir, I made one thousand.
dollars cleatn earh bty attontding to my
own business, andit I made theii other
thousand dollars by letting the. other
folk's business al one I'
('arbolic A chi as~ a Dlisinkelcant.
C. I Ioimurgh, ot Betrlini, propo5s
to use carbolic acid as a disintfectant,
by saturating aheets of I8ristol hoard,
or any other thick, i~pancy paper,
with ai solution of carbihie ncid in
water. Thel~ paper, in pit ceis of any
conveniont size, may be hung up iin
the room to be disinfected, or may be
placed in drawers or wauid obes, w hero
it i-i desired to protect clet hinig from
moth aind othier insects. T1h is suggests
a convenient method of usiing this ex
cellent disinfetant and inocct deai
One cup of sugar, one cup of milk,
two tablespoonfuls of butter. one egg,
two cuips of flour, one taiblejpoonful
of creaum or turtatr,uand half ai teaspoon.
ful of soda ; flavor with, nutmeg or
lemon. This makes six nyers.
A Deotroit dog mtanglecd two smal
cbildren and dirove off a street comn
missioner who had fired seven shots at.