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VOL. VII1.1 WINNSBORO. S. C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 30, 1872.
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To ite Ciimist of Sotit (arolina,
t'o.mlt u 8. C., Ootober 21, 1872
-For the iiformtatiol of the public
lid for ti c I lirpose of warning the tax.
parr fthi, 6ate against a chemell
wlichi his been )otten ullp by certain
State! ollli h, by wlih cortilill men
are to mhe a largo amoa'nt of moncy
ev iediig the people, I wish to
vd.lrss yoii a few words. A little
mo:-o th-in ono ye:r ago i was ap
poind to the poitiou of Auditor of
Sl,1 and1 since thalt timo I have on.
dela.>ro I to do lly duty in that con-.
nevt ion to th best of mly juadg.
moit. llo v far I have suCceedod
remain Ior th1e peple to decide.
The first. actioi which, out of my regu
lr couir-s of diltio.4, [ deelned it in
emnhou1''lt nyl~m maI to tiake, was the
revention of tie ciriulatiin of the
lue Ridge scrip. This, I wats re
pieatedly told by tie Iovernor, somne
(ie wv t oing to () ; but. after wait.
ing-1 Lnil ii. an st too h-te, 1.learneIId 1h11.
the action- of the Goverior was mim..
Ily for the purpaso of forcing John J.
I tterson, th 'lCsiilt. the coml]
pany, to p'y Certainl ciuims which lie
Iwhd aga ilst th roail, in the slh i pe of
anote if the eomlpany, which lie pro
curred in a w.iv wot likely to add to
the rejoita tidii of an hiulest luan.
Witing, I ive heretofore said,
util o111ost too late, for soite one1 to
take thi-4 matter into the courts, I
finally in-,titited the necessary pro
c4edingi with the saictioln of the
/01 imtr. After Ioceeditgs had
li-eel VoTllienOdC ILLd tho uslal 11eceS
1i ry iniiuieiiient. belen offered h is
-.teelle.n.yii, I1n effort was inada' by
himelf aitd othrs interested to in
dulne tile t withiiIr:iw the suit. $10,
HO iIn cash wa(s olfered lil, by on.e
p0! rty the d1;y the c 1 oase camfi inito Court;
and 1 an in-uroet of k- of $25)MO in
Vcr i w a.s suib:ieqiitly uhilde by
anoh er party , ia ene I. woumld consent
to withd1aw the 'uit. Thia, 1, of
ourV, Lfu-e'l ; aid the nitter Ias
benii a bon o ct"enlltion between us
At ullfi't was li'.de soon after the
: l lt A ie t Of th I ; l i:,! lltiar , Mid
c it o iied fol' l-oilh. (%NO or tillre
1mO) hs.I. to indnve lloto I) levy a pecjial
I;.\ ti pay th inteiost uloni th en.
Ie .mdmiei deblt of theO S~tti, legal
and illegl , to be collected inillodiate.
I,. 'i'Iis I refased although ail in.
dicellclit of ,;_10(0 i" Cash Was
Olferi- tie, to either levy the tax or
Ieigl mIly poiditiOn( for the purpose of
allo wing l)t. N' igle to make the
ieVy ; and. at the iv1e till)e, 1 was In
l'0ro d that G ,v. (I ott 1had promiised
Dr'. N*'gle to remov me,~t ~h' inl case I
refu d to inlike) the ltvy. I againi
decliued : eoiply wilh their wishes.
Now, as:41CeOn'1d elfort 11s been made
to force mne to le vy at tax to pay the
illcresl. onl t h o I'rauldiuleilt debt of
lie State, lguid to inolude a levy of
i reo milils ni paa the dollar' to redeem
150,1000 of t he Blu Ridge aerip
lne qmater1 of the en tire isue-w hiich
has. by oisCion10 o pay linr d~s udge
A. J. Wnitlar, io ithe iSree iot, Ii
bee decidedYOvl tunon tittonaly and ini
owwhleTero it t h e d ultty of llyoo o
tvei yhl good thE ize rto pay ailCLll jst and005
duijty to hivyta taite may beuim
eba ne, to o 1)111) in owr No0r doe ii coln.
withou(llt re'gardi to righlt (or wron01g.
.4 Si tilInk ing, anld aing s ii' con1 ~sider
it thle du lty ofh a good ohlieer' and1 an
honellst man11, I have againl refused to
)omll v wit h their1 w ishies; andi I have
t his('dty recelived an orderi remnoving
me1 from (-fice. It is but jusbt to
mlyself to add, thalt I waOs iniforme~d by
hiis Exc~el lency tile Governor that .1
Illighit retai mlite titlio, proided I
woubI i ma1k e theo levy. llis Excellln
Ely, whlie illsist ing upioni theO levy of
knowi tile monecy, if ooll~etd would
nuot he apieid to th purpoili~)5s for
wichel it was levied, bult that~ thlat wats
m no0 oif 30our bustiness ; that it wasli our
dut ~y to levy thle talx ; and4 h1o based1 is
argumen~lt upon01 the ground thlat many
I-.i tstan~d Iiig ohclillS were nIow hel d
agatinst the0M Stt, (of whieb lhe ist the
pioissel~ssor to theo am~lOunl to $1I0,t000, au
he himself informed 11e.) and1( thamt the
I roas)urer wouldi haivo no0 funds to pay
themIl. 1111s Only other arlgumienit w'I'
tha21t ho hlad pu~bl icly pledged Is word
to lleur'y (lows & Co., that the tax
would he levied, antd tha1t, should ii
nOt, be, ho would stand beforo the
peoplo ini the light of inconsistenrcy.
This schemeo is, as I have saild, nc
ne moemet ;butwhiio Auditor o
the S~ate, I suceeded in proventing
its colsnsummation. Ueinig no0 iongei
ill such poition, I am11 powleOss t(
piroteo your interosts, and1( 1 now leav<
IL . you to say shall this plot bo ear
ried out, and you be subjected to pa)
tLis enormous tax, amounting to twen.
ty mills for State, and, in this Count)
ive and one-half mills for County
t wo and one-half times the tax of las
year ? or will you unite in a deter
milled effort to prevent tho continu
ance of the frauds which have impovt
erished the people and disgroed the
State I To bring such an effort to
a succesful issue, I pledge for my
part my most hearty eo-operatinn.
EDWIN F. GAlY,
Late Stato Auditor.
A Vigorous Yonng Purly.
The recent disaster to the cause (of
reconeilintion and Reform in Penn
sy lvania seems to have served to briigi
the Liberal Republicans and t(e
Demoorney of the country into clo.er
relations, if it has not already resilt
ed in their organie union. The alli.
anoe3 formed in the Keystone State for
its redemption from oorruption at the
polls, in the halls of legislation, and
in the gubernatorial chair, was one
founded on nought but the purest
motives, and had it been successful
the triumph of' law and order all over
the country would perhaps have been
more speedy thati we can at present
expect. But while the Liberals
there fell fighting bravely, oi other
fields th-y have won victories full of'
encouragee nll t ; and as tho opponents
of State and Federal corruiiiption were
true to each other-, aid to the enetsc
they espoused at every stage i:i the
campaigo they have proved f.ithful
alike inl the defeat and vietory. Tihe
result i.s the formation of a grand
political organisation not merely for
the election of a l'resident in 187,
but to control the Gluveranment
for the next decade.
It was to bo expected that the
Radical ispeakcrs and pzioors should
shr'ek thems.lves almiovt hoarse in
magnifying their bettered prospects,
but ill reply to their asserti1n that
the opposition is demoralized, that
Demaoeracy is dead, and that Liberal
R'publ iinism is "stillborn," we can
proudly point to our unbroken and no
longer wavoring rank's and prove that
the battle hasjust begun. Never was
more true "grift" manifested in the
face of anl insolent foe. Tho lea'ing
nowspapors supporting the nowma
tions of Cincinnati and Baltimore
show in all their utterances a spirit,
as indomitable as it is exalted, and
the people at their back will, by their
votes on the 5th of Novembor, show
the world that theirs is not only "a
party of the future," as Whitelaw
lleid has said, but the vigorous and
suc1cesfuil party of the present.
As to the pending campaign, our
hopes are strong. To be successful
we oily need to work without ceas
ing. ('reeley crosses the Potomac as
we have before shown, with seventy
five electoral votes, which cannot bo
wrested from himl), and in the Middle
and Western States lie has 103 more.
lie goes into tho douh btful States,
thicrfore, with only six votes to gain,
and every reasoning politician must
admit that these six will be gained if
we continue as firm and united as we
have been under the burden of the
exaggerated returns of Tuesday's elec
tion. -Richan d Dispatch.
The flourishing, Grisit and Saw
alills and Carding Machine, belong
ing to Leroy MoArthur, situated at
the "TI r ough Shoals" on l'acolett
River, were entirely destroyed by
fire on Mlon'day night, the I dth in
stant. The lire originrated, it is sup..
posced, from fire dropped while sawing
at nlighlt. The loss is about $6,000.
Sir. MleArthni', the owner of the pro
per'ty, hlad ercted thleso ills and
otherw ise imtproved tilo property at a
conlsideralble expense, arid we regr et
exocedingily that h~e has met with such
a misfortune. lle has shown great
energy and enterprise in imlpr'oving
this valiuablo water power, k nown ats
the ''Trough Shoals,"' and his ef'ort,
have been1 greatly beneficial to the
commutnity ill which lhe lived, anid to
the public generally. Mr. MleArthur
is a Milwrighlt, antd a skilled work
man, and with lis well- knlownl eer
gy, we 1hopo will bo able1 to repair,
to some1 extent, his heavy lossos.
ilcallh of a Usefuil Youg Chaurleslianian.
A large circle of friends will be
pained by the annioui'~neent of the
dea1th yesterday of Mr. George E.
Stoirnmeyer, a son of the popular pro
prietor oh' Steinimeyer's Alills. The
deceased gentleman hlad exhibited in
a marked1 degree energy and business
tact in the Lucessf'ul developmlenlt; of
lhe Ilumbe1r business, arnd bade fa ir to
ha:ve achieved an oniviabhle prominence
amonig tile pushling business men01 of
our comniulty. Mr. Steinmieyer waIs
a member of tihe Geriman 'riendly
Society and of' tile Pimoner Fire Coin
The Fat hlog.
One of the greatest curiosities on1
exhibition at the F'air Grounds is tile
fat hlog, which is exhibited near the
industrial hall1. It is over nine feet
long anid weighs mloro0 than 1,200
pound~s. it was ralisedl in Ab~bovillo,
iSouth Carolina, and is well woith see
Six Aeres of Pigcons.
CUMBERLAND, MI)., October 19.-.
A Mr. Shiley owns a farm six miles
northwest of Oakland. Six cores of t
th farmare covered with alder bush
es, r small trees, ranginig from
twelve to fifteen feet in height. They
grow very densely on the land, and
from this fact have become generally 1
known as bushes. Some ten days 1
since, about -1 oclock in the afternoon I
a large flock of wild pigoors settled 1
downvit upon the alders. Mr. Schley 1
says they were to be niumibercd by I
thousands, aid completely covered the I
tops of t ho bushes, hiding them from
sight. Another flock followed, and t
lighted on the top of the first. The 1
incoming of pigeons econtinued until I
nightfall, at which time they were
pild i iimany places two deep upon I
och other. The bushies were many
of them broken dowu by the weight, I
and it is etimated that over a imil
lion birds were on the ground. They t
roostod there till morning, wlhen flock I
by flock they flow away, and by 1
o'cloei: the fields were deserted. In 0
the evening they again returned, and <
they still tmake this their resting F
Singular as this story may appear, T
it is vouched for by many respectable (
ei: izenls of this city, who hitve visitedl C
thj :potand captured hun-dre ds of a
the birds. A fter nightfall, it is said it
a perSon may go anmong the pigeons ?
and sweep them into the mouth of a
Lag. The probable explanation (,f I
the imninmense gathering is in the fact
that this is the season of their annual
visit to the fort-st regions of the Alle
ghiany Mounltails in quest of the f
acorns which .,re abundant there. It
is a well established fact that wild I
pigeons have one roosting place with
in a very large territory, and that in t
their transit to warmer latitudes, and
during their stoppage by the way,
they use one ILee only as a roost at
nihilt. Other pi:eon roosts have I
be known in the glade districts of S
Marylal-1, but this one is considered
the largest ever seen by the oldest in- e
- -Q.. -- .-Ii
Forltte Favors lhc lirIve. t
The battle is fought, the victory n
won, and the wliole Deoocratie tick
et elected by a handsome majority.
This majority will average -100, and t
in some cases the majority was 800. e
the question is now settled as to this r I
county, and there will be no further t
trouble. The next olection will give (
lout majority. The 1Republicans did t
their best.. Governor Porry's uni jori- r
ty for Congress wus 461, Doiildsoi's b
for Senate was 4108, and so on. A
leader of the Republicans, a colored I
man, was heard to say he would 1
never again vote agiinst the white 0
people. Tonliison's njority in this t
coun'y was about 700 ; the Democrats
generally -.oted for him. If the
State was as Greenville all would be ti
right politically. Spartanburg, 11
Ooonee, Pickena and Ander-on ire a
certain for Democracy. The mou- to
tailns are all right. We havC not d
yet heard from the seaboard, and fear t
to hear, Let us noer despair ; 0' ft
ta a /f;rd foi-bus" The Sta to has d
encountered a terrible political it
cyclone, but she will survive it, and ' t
yet flourish and ee great prosperity. I
This city is going aheod, and busi.-1
ness was neover better. Them weather f
is suerb. 102 on the 12th inst, a
Fine crops. Airline Rlailroad pro- S
gressmng rapidly, and will soon be I
linii~bert to Char lotte N. (.- Greena t
ii/I Correscpondent lo te Charledson
Forty fite olhitrs ii Toll for 31 tisqtiiloes.
Coining from anty other source than
the sober, statistical Scientific A mci-i
can, wec should utterly refuse crederecc
to the story it relates, and after ad
nit ting its anithetieicty we are pre
par-ed to believe anything. T[hat ve- Ie
raeious jouirnal describ~es a strange
fertilizer. A t Stratford, Connecticut,
where mosquitoes are as thick as a fog,
lives an ingenious Yan~kee, so 1beyI a
saty, who puts these insces to profita
ble :-es. lHe has invented a large re.
volving scoop-net, covered wvith lace,
whiebic is put in motion by a wind-mill,
water-power or steam. TIheo lower
half' of the scoop is placed in water.
The upjper halif moves through the at
mu.- phete, and at each rotation di aws
an i inmiense niumuber' of '.-giiitoes"
down 'nto the water, where theyt
dirownt atid sink to the bottom. lEvery
revolution of the nct draws in ant
ence of mso~quitoes, or- a ton for thirty- <
two thousattd turns of the machine.
TIhe nmoquitoes thtus eel leced make aI
splendid tianurtte for the land, worth
forty-live dollars a ton.
Seiuator .J ohnson puts the iberal
andh Deimocratiu majority in Virgiinia
at fironi 18,000 to 25,000. lTon.
Montgonmery lilair thinks the maojori..
ty in Maryland will not be loss thtan
that in Virginia. T1he "straight-out"
vote itn either State wvill be very smtal
--not probably exceeding 500.
A vessel's capacity is 2,500 tons;
a needle weighs 1-200th of an once;
drop Otne noodle in the first week, two
the second, four the third, and con
timnuing a year at that rate, do you
think you will fill the ship ? You
will, and 20,319 others taking no ac,
count of fractions.)
Td the Peoile of Sotilh 'arolifilt.
On the 5 h of Noveinbor, the peo.plo
)f South Carolina, inl ceininon with
Ahe people of al the United States,
Vill be enlled upon to elect. a Presi
lent and Vice P. ident to servo for
he onsuinsg four years.
The coursie that has been pursued
)y the present AdMini=ration hai
ieen so hubvorsivo of all local self.
lovern ment and hostile to the i ights
nd hibeities of the citiz,I, as to
live excited the gravest -pl rehen
ions for the safety of our free insti
utions, and has aroutsed the int lligent
ld conservative uinuitscs of the nation
10 a inited and determ incl e.llnt, to
escue if possible, tile (;overnlmcnt
romi the hands of its present auda
ous and unseripulons rulers, and
ring,. it back to Is constitutional
iparings. ?dore th in t hi-, so alar'n
ng and wide-spre:.4 hai ben tihe
rowth of corruptio's in high places as
o have tainted all the fountains of
onblic justice, and .- reckess the use
f corrupt instruinctalities y *public
licials, as to uudor mine every prin
iple of honor and honc.ty in the
IcoJplc, and prepare the way for the
apid and alumost sure decay of all
mbic viit-ie. To arrett the spread
f these evil and t!ang-3roius tenden
les, to save to the peop!e thin sub
tar.ce, as well as form, of a constitll,
ional repiblic, cit!/i-:ns (if all classes
nd partii hite 'rganized a hoir,
rm and indestriuetble allianve oi
c-half of purity in governi :ent iand
yinpathy and reco'.cilia-tion betwCel
etions. The cardhlal principle.Is o0,
his invemmit n e priu lgated
roma Cinciinati (t the l-t of last
lay, andi solemnly rati..-l by the
yinoera ey oft i bome Union in
eneral colvention atUhnr on
I lorace Mrt y, cf New York, and
1. Gratz (~sof Miz-ouri, Chosen
,he st al.erd beur-ers of tisi- c:ause,
ave been hailed with p triotic enthu
iaifm by tlie friend,- of law, orlder and
'eli-regulated iherty Lirouhout. the
Mtire land. The Irinciples w hich
ave been e-iblaz in. it upin our bin
er, in tle hopeful %.o:irds of uIrl illus.
rious candidato, "6oannot. die, but
inst and will survi- e even defeat, if
South Car-iolia, recogniziig this as
lC Only imoviement in the present
risis caleuiated to overthrow a tuon
rous centralization, and to secure to
ic pr-ecent generatipn the blessings
Sa just and iree govornmiient, ius,
>rough a convention of her peoiple,
30elded her adheisioin and pleiged
er supP.ort to the movenient. Wiile
'e are not permitted to speak the
lnguage of nauss red victory to our
cople in this State, it is nevel- 1, "0
ur solemni duty to adjire i 1.1m , b
[eir clight en d l,-- -.1i count' " ry and1t
leic devotion .. its intitt is. )
2n1on101 tAo <neir anit that highest, far
tuidtn ini man, of fidelity to plinci
le, even in the midst, of disaster,
nd rallying around our e.or-, give
, our cthdlidates a inlIy, :i g'ienerolls
lid a united silort. Aniinated by
10 foregoing sntiients, and proI
>Iintlty sensible of the responsibility
evolved uponi thilei, aInd it) ilisiure
le act on which is nowi' recomn iileiled,
ic State Cential cti.enttve 'im
litLee of the Demineratic niid Libera
sepublhican parties5, iifter a joint con
3rence, have idot ernuined , uiider thle
uspices of the unidersigned, repre
anlting this ~Staite in the Naitional
~xcentive Conjinittee of theo t wo par
es, to preset to the peop)Ile of Sonth
artilinai and inivokie their stilages
sr the fuhbowinir ticket of electors.
S1tite Ei Lryje-M. I'. ( 'Cui oie,
f Charleston ; W. It. \Vallace, of'
JI.loln , 8. A . P ea ree, of' I ieli nd.
First Distr-icl -W. W. W\alker, of
Ne~cond Dijstrict -Johnson 11lagood,
Th'/ird I)istric- -Simelon Fai r, of
TrIIOMAS Y. SIlONS,
lational Democnoratie. E.xtnti ve Com
8. A. P'EA kW14,
lational Liber'al liepublican Fix. Comi.
All A ppt'ul.
'FThe l.a( d ls of C~olumi pur111 pos ope
ng~ a Restauriant dinhiig b'tir weel<,
he proceeds of w hiebi will be apptliedt
o the iSold ier's MIomune1n lit., ,sttci
ion ; and1 1as t he .successfuil carrying
ut of the ptan wvill depend miainily Oil
liberal supiply of Untt er, lEgs,
tieats, Cakes, etce., an anpp-al iN made01
o the ladies of Spairtanburiig aitd vi
il-ity , for a contr ibuotion oft such I
mttbles as they cani conlven1,ientl y spare
'the cause is one in w hi ch alIt are in.
,erested, adii it, is hoped~( t h at all wilt
esponid. T(hose conitribut inig wil I
>lease send articles to 'lie residence of
\nrt. .J. 1 . 'v ins, oni Fiday pirecedl
ng the Ftair, whore they will be
,aked and forwarded to CIolumbhia
in the following day- the Railroad
saving promised transportation to all
)OXes for t his purpose, free of charge.
A riot occurred in Fairburn, Ga.,
an Saturday last, inl which Pistols arnd
knives were freely usedl by the drunk.
en mnob. Several persons were wound
ed. and one kil!cd.
A Speech by Senator Schuirz-The Ca
tIniities Which Would Follow Gruut':
Senator ehurz mado a speech ai
St. Caiprles, Missouri, on Monda
night, inl which he said that the Lib
eral inttuid to vigorously fight to th<
end of the campaign ; that there wai
nothing inl the events which have just
takei place, and in the circumstanoo
attending them, which would in an3
way dampen the spirit of the mer
enigved iii the Liberal movement
lie said if Grant was re-elected th<
country would witness the most cor.
rupt Ad:minitration it had over seen,
lie denieJ that there was f. sedom of
election in the South, and prophe.
sied a time when they would have
to 'light fire with fire, force with
force." and the country would witness
the deplorable results seen in Mexico
and South America. flu said that
four years from now they might be
compelled to elect Grant for the
third time, and they would not be
able to help themselves, for in that
time lie would be ab'e to elect bii
self. lie stated that he had always
been a Riepublican, always advooated
the principles of that party, always
endorsed its course, and that the prin.
eiples which lie advocated and the
vourse which lie pursued as a Repub.
lie-in are his principles and his course
still. lie had never deviated from
them, and now rejoiced in the virtual
accomplishunent of everything lie h-id
ever coitended for. lIe acknowledg
ed the reverses, and that the i.,suas of
the e:mpaign are doubtful ; but the
conclusionp lie drew was that there
beinig no danger they miut prepare
for it. If they had difficulties to
conquer they must put forth every
effort. They had tOrriblo odds
igainst them ; hut Fo long as thero i.
it fight so long there is hope of vic
Georgia to bc Put Unler Military lule.
The leading (Joverement organ of
the city, the Washington Chronicle,
publishes daily editorial articles.
telegrams, &o., in respect to Georgia,
charging that the late Democratic
mamjority of sixty thousand in that
State was the result of intimidation
of negroes. There was no disturbance
save at two points, and the Damoernt
ie gains are general. But though no
[roof is adduced in support of the
3harge beyond the refusal of tg
vbhites to let themselves be A
rroin the polls at Maco'- " is be
lievcd by well-inforn- .. persons that
there is a seriou-- 'esign in Ad minis
tratio cir' throw out the electo
al 1-. o1 Georgia and to subject
A -tate to a third military recon
tieion in order to furtie the de
igns, now only partly acecoiplished,of
imon Cameron and Sderetary lano
. pon the Georgia railroads. There
will be hnit endeavor to. wo k up pub
ic opilion so as to furnish exeuse
for these acts and for excluding the
nmemburs of Conigress to be elected in
Nvomber next until the organikation
the next ilouse of l1epresentatives
ill l hav been perfected. Federal
toos will no doubt he sent to Geor
i unid Louisiani, with directions to
back np the carpet-b.aggers in any
sharp practice at the elections. The
feeling ping st Georgia in Govern
nient circles and among the Grant
menm in this city is intensely hitter.
W~ahinvyl.n ."pecial to the Louisville
NrvliW m lmpshirec.
Tlhe Dem iocratic St ate Commniittee
(Pr New llainrpshiire has is-ned ian nad.
drecss on the (Octobor elctions, calling
for more poi feet organuizationi anid ear
nest woa k. TJhc results this month
it says, do riot preclude "thbe idea of
the triumpjhant elctiion of the Liberal
c'anidid ate2'" in N oveiber. Speaking
of New I lamipshire, the Comu~mittee
says: "To-day we know thlat there are
thousands of fully comrmittod, out
spokeni Liberal Republicans in thme
State wyho voted against us ini the last
election, whom threats cannot intlini
dlate, nor money, nor position buy,
whlo are laboring as earnestly and will
vote as solidly against the Grant
Cameron Mlorton ring as we our
selves." Th'ie Conmmittee is confident
t bat thle same Democratic vote east
last, spring, with the Liberal lIepumbli
cani vote, will give the State to Gree
Icy by 2,000 niij rity.
The gin house of Capt. W. S.
iAlpipre, of York e.' unty, was burned
on Tuusday last, with twenty bales of
cottoni. The li.e was cansed by the
opiiO of thme brush-wi.col becoing
heateil. The lint-room was filled with
hoose cotton, which bsurnt, like powder
(Cipt. Mloore and lt'obert Dreninani, wh
were bothI in t he house at thle time of
the fire, narrowly escaped with theim
livus, so instantaineou~s was thme flash 01
the fire ini all directions, says the
A correspondent or the Savannal
News, writing from Monticello, Flori,
da, states that a growing dispositiot
is expressed in that section of thn
State to annaex WVest Florida to Ala,
banma, took Mliddle FlorIda on t<
Georgia, and to allow East Florida
to constitute the State. T1his indi
estes the restiveness and dismuatisfaC
tion of the people in a strong an
At an carly hour onl yesterday
morning, says tihe Columbia Union,
burglars eiroted an entranco into the
store of Mr. A. C. Sqluier, on Sumiter
street, between lady atnd Washington
streets, and tooik therefrom about
i twenty dollars worth of knives, forks,
hats, and other light articles. It was
evidently their design to have mado
a cleaner sweep of the coutents of the
store, had they not been frightened
in their operations by a passer-by
along the treet. The burglars at
tempted first to gain admittance by
breaking in the tide door of the store
but did not succeed. They then
went to tho front of the butilding, and
cut their way through the brick wall
beneath one of the windows, and thence
through the wood wa rk on the inside.
The tools with which the work was
done jwere found on the premises, be
ig a mortice chisel, a firemen ohivel
and a screwdriver made front an old
sabre. Tho rascals passed out
through this aperatuis a large amount
of crockery, which was piled on the
sidewalk, aid upon the tops of fence
posts in the vieinity. But beforo
they had carried off much of this, a
hneward bound typo of the Union
ofice oame upont them, and they took
leg bail atross the stroet, and made
their escape. Both of the burglars
are described as colored men, and one
of thom as beintg die.-sed in soldier's
elothes. It is also stated that Mr.
Swaflield who lives next door, awaen. I
ened by tle barking of a dog in the I
yard, welt to t hela uimdow arid caught
a glimpse of them as they were escap
ing. M r. Squier I ives in the rear aad
adjin ihag store, but the thick wails
prevented him from hearing anything
of le operations. There was but a
small stm of money in te drawer,
a0l this remaiiied ntouchicld.
It will lie well if store keepers and
others keep a sharp lookout, as this
class of thieves arC opperating extent.
sively in other citios atd will proba.
bly carry out or attempt to carry out
their design in this.
The Decioerills 'urry the flhty Without
Any Trouble. |
Ilorry County has atuy and legis. <
str.aight Denocrj. there beint no
lativo t Sitato ticket in thofleid, t
Den ios havo voted iand elect3d a
-ort of "Ilobsont's Choice," consisting t
of R. Tomlinson, for? Governor ; E. . F 0
Gary, for treasurer ; .1. T. G reen, for t
attorncy-general, aid J. S. Murray,
for comptroller-gen ciel, and J. K. I
Jillson, for superiatendent of eduota. I
tion. This ticket received 812 votes, t
which gives it a aijority of nearly I
300. The Democratic county and t
logislativo tickets have about the
samlie mtajoritics. The whites tappear..
ed indifferent about the election, bait
the negroes threw a full and united vote
for the Regular Radical ticket.
Mr. V. I. Nelson, of Selma, Ala.
hama, wrote recently to MA'. Greeley
inquiring if thae pas:ngo beginning
"When the rebellions traitors are
rivel from the field,'" attribuled by
IIar'per's Weekly to his icn wats gen
uitie. Mr. Greeley replied by the
following lotter, which now atipears
for the first time itt the Alabamna
pae aNa:w Yontg, Oct. 8, 1872.
My Dear' .'ir :. I tnever wvrote,
nor iitaed, naor imaaginted the mnatter
yoau send me beginnaing "Whent thu
reell Iious traitors tate dhriven fr'om the
field," Se, 2. It wats written by otto
who is now edlitintg a G rantt papier
and bittearly hostile to tae. 3. it wits
not published in 1860, as liaurper's
Weeckly asserts, but May 6, 1861,
after thec bomnba dmtaent of F"ort Sumn
A duelh, garowihig outtof an alleged in,.
suit to a yourgg lady, wias foughat at
Augusta on Friday last, b'y J. II.
Townisond anad Iloutaon T1. Force,
weapoans, .shtot gouns. To'~wnsentd was
severely wounded in the left arm,
three buack shot entering below thto
shoulder blade, anad this ended the
duel. A warrant has beaen issued for
On Monday night last, says the
Checraw Demaorat, a house wats does'
t royed by fare int Marlbio ocoutnty, near
fthis place, atnd that fouar colored
children perished in the flames.
Their mnother, a clored woan namta
ed \Vratley, had looked thtemt in thto
house anda gone to spend the aight
with a neighbor, and knoew nothing
of the sad fate of her chtildrona until
sheo returned home next morning.
Tho M ontgomrery .Advertircr learns
that the nmilitary acadeamy in Wetumtp
ka was destroyed lay fire ont the 14 hi
instant. T1heo loss will be0 pro~bably
$l,500, and no insuarantc. The yt gal
oral imapression is thtat it is the woak
of an incendiary.
A witness, itt describing certain
events, said :"The person I saw at
the head of thec stairs was a ant with
Sone eye, namted Jacob Wilkinsa."
"Whbat wats thte name of the othert
.y 071" spitefully asked the opposingt
J couinsel. The witness was disguste d
at the levity of the audience.
Some time ago wo copied the Aol.
lowing letter from the greatest orator
and statesUan of the North. It is
important at this tie and, by re.
quest, we publish it to-dav. Road
and preserve it.-/kci/& &ntind.
(1C t I LA R.
Dt-rman rtauv or ST.rE,
March 20th, 18411.
'T) Ihe lion. Thomas Rwing,
6ecretary of he TIremusry
Sit :-The P'rosident is of opinion
that it is a groat abuse to bring the
patronage of the General Govern
buent into conflict with tho freodou
of elections ; and that this abuso ought
to be corrooted wherever it may havin
been permitted to exist, and to bo
prevoted for the future.
lie therefore dirocts that informa..
+ion be given to all ofieers an(1 agents
in your departumeit of the public ser
vice, that partisan interfoico in popu..
lar elootione, whether of State oflicers
of this Govornment, and for whoinso
over it may be exercised or the pay
:mient of any contribution or assess.
mont on salaries or official componsa.
tion for party or election purnoses,
will be regarded by him as oaise of
It is not intended that any officer
shall be restrained in the free and
proper expression and maintenance of
his opinions respecting publie ieas.
ures, or in the exeroise, to the fullest
degree, of the Constitutional right of
su frrage. But persons em ployed
under the Govern ment, andi paid for
their services out of the putblio
Treasury, are not expected to take an
active or oflicious part in attempts to
influence the minds or votes of others
such conduct being deemed inconsis
tout with the spirit of the Constitutioin
and the duties of public agents acting
under it ; and the President is rcsjlv.
ed so far as depends upon him, that
while the oxercise of the executivo
franchioe by the People slil bo AVO
from undue influences of 'mmi sta
tion and n'lithority. ~.-ol shlt1 also
be free an "' m th.ers and ageuts
of th , Pr e.ient. t h
$a I resident wishes it to further
o announced and distinctly under.
tood, that from all collecting anr
lisburng offiers pronip itiq*
kaosius Uuiuuut atfu en161r0 puN6?di:
y in paying ballaneq, will be rig.
irously exacted. In his opinion it is
ime to return, in this respect, to the
arly practico of the Government, and
o hold any dogree of delinquieocy on
lie part of those entrusted with tha
>ublic money just cause of removal.
tc deems the severo observance (if
tis rulo to be essential to tho
iublic sarvico, as every dollar lost to
be Treasury by unfaithfulness in
flice, creates a necohlity for a new
hargo tuponhlle people.
I have the honor to lie sir,
Y our ob't servaitt,
11.1. W uinsrun.
[Similar letters have been address
-d to other heads of dopartimonts.]
Not Down oil h 1,inrs.
A scone occurred in one of our
nourts, sys the New York News, not
justified by anything in the returns.
The judge is quick spoken, and to a
tranger would appear somewimt testy
Dlthough such is not really the easo.
A gentlemnt onlled in while lie was
on the bench, ini relation to somot
business ho desired to have trans.
acted, and, having his attention
was in the act of stating his reasorns
for the unseasonable interruption,
when his honor tutned suddenly and
'What is your r.amne, sir !'
'Liowder,' was tihe rcply.
'What is your name 1' repeated his
honor, raising his voice.
'I'owder,' was again the response.
Drawing in a full breath, the now
excited judge fairly screamed:
'W hat is your nme sir 1'
'Loader, sir ; Mark Lowder,' was
still the answer.
'1'll miark you if you answer me ini
that manner,'usaid the now thorontghly
iifuriaited judge to the biewildered
applicant, for judicial favor.
At this nmoment a friend ventured
to explain that the gent leiman's name
was Lowdr--' o-w-d-e-r,' said ho
'O,' said the wearer of judicial
erm ice fully comprehend in g the sit ua
tion, and laughing heartily, I beg
your pardon, but don't that spell
'No, sir ;' but I am under the im,.
pression that had [ eoompelled you tom
ask once more, the owner of the namec
would have beoon low enough.'
An amiable smile and an invitation
were the results.
Memuplis claims that she is going
to have a "milk factory." It is. to be
situateid at the junction of the Mis
sissippi River and a chalk clitT.
A race between a steam-wagon and
a tiotting horse was witnessed at
lienssalaer Park, Troy the othet day,
the former winning the mile beat in
\ Seine useful person has taken the
trouble to count thu seeds in the head
of a poppy, and found :32,000 otf them.
An Indianapolis girl, with a 90,
000 dowry, advertises for bataed gros
nosals fvr marriage.