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FAIRFIELD HERALD
- MINNSBORO.
-10. ANS DAV1S, Editor,
1r endilstly Morninlg, Auigust 1t, 1874.
(Gon. Pickett is dead. Ile was too
we'l known in tho army of Northern
\ irginia to need any introduction to
o'r readers. His division at Gttys
barg did most heroic lighting and
covered thenselveAS with glory. Gen
- P 1kett's death will be generally
knourned.
We publish an intercting letter
trom Weer. .Lawton A, to oj.
T.W. WVoodward. ,1t was a nire
priva~to co~lmmunicationl, but it cont
tipns isuch interesting facts concern
ing the "direct trado'' movenient,
that we lay it before our renders.
Mr. Lawton was sent over to Eug
land as special agent.
Sono crnzy fellow announcest that
lo has invented an ariual machine
which will talo hin from New
York to Liverpool in a dlay or two.
It, proposes to mntake his first trip
next month. It is to lo hoped he
has not forgotten to give Presi dent
Grant a dead head excursion
tickot.
At a competitiee exansination held
in Charleston to recivo the appoint
ment from() Congressitatu Mackey
to WVest Point, M. .1. Jenkahins, son of
Gen. Je1nkinsr, recveived t75 marks
and1( gainedl the appointment. W. Ml.
Aiken (son of Col. J. 1). Aiken,) re
coivedl 770, E. S. IIlutchinson 1561,
W. J. Mlagrath 511, l. 11. Allen,
411.
C rininal proccodings have been
int ittutl tagainst Parker for grand
larceny, the btealing ofi a thirty
dollar coupon. 'h is in dietmeut, is
draiwn in this way in order to avoid
certain difliultisC of proof &c., it
is said. At this rato Parker can
fa tnish naturial for five 'thousand
prescect.iut2. Thu At torney-Goner
al will .e kept l.u::y ttentding to
them aill. [Sinec writing the above
we hoar Par h~or hus absconded.
The Inion..hlerald hopes that the
W itsboro Nimus will "possu:s its
li t tht le otu int ptiencte."' .TaJearosa
nle ! 'The idea of a fve-coluntt
sheet en t iintig one ; tad tlroe Atar
ter a lutuus of t dr ad head iirectot'
aal one 4 a iut of 1'ilr aioad i haedula -,
mtakao :allaaes for thet Untio'n lier'
('oliig front the Not tihl, utannot i-tand
our warlan atnu at as lit wiit'tiout oxeae
aional hometoptajth ielL pilla cotrliutedl
by) onina'e hold ts; ont thla perniodioatl
pre'Srt'jaions~ of' ~t Go .'l C hubrlaa
itand 'aeTe atun-r a(ulez. It wiill get
ia lit lt l provi #itutm<.t imeas. I'er haps
at lack tof ptayt ando iahe hia cats'd it.
pres.enat .attac of*Ii t ratoit w ane..
.latoh tint, lamr jt//.tot ," Thelay gui
baa d ith iColumia pape this rota.
It wats a ntorious faot ltast year
during the timet ofl thao ratdoica otmi.
natitng convtiontjaa th!at W. J. W haip.
per had failedl tot tur'n over ten thau
and dollars bolotnging to the Sink
itng fuand. At theo timao it, was saidl
that Attorney-Genearal Meltona thretnt
ened to haul Whlipper over the
cotals if ho did not moake a speedly
settlemtenat. Since thon, niothinag
has baeen hteard of thais matter, anti
in the maean timec, Whipper lasa
twice run for Jutdge, anad is notw a
member- of the Lo~gisla t uro from
]ICiafornt. Will soan a otto infoarmued
co the saubject, lht so hindl nt to let
uts know whet hetr t his atmall deabt.
bast ever beena imtid ? Not that any
Otno imtaag ineS for ntt itntat tat
Whlipper does ntiu int'.nd -t, patho
mlone'y ;buat the ate !a is ne ted inga th
demtnitio ot b btad'y~a an ever(:('y little
thlps.
Lit. G ov. G leaves has atain a, in te
tabsence of duov. C ham iberltain, assuma
ed gubea tt orialI powe a. Twoav
neCgroos, Sta ith anal (Gibbeas, we
convicted in (Cbnhalstoan of tiurdier
nnd secneced t( .e hat angedi. Smtitha
maea conafe.'sioni that G ihbes was
niot present whien the nmurder wvas
(Glezaves cozatt o td thc setenee of~
Gibbes to twant y eiut ye'ars int the
.penitentiary. The Liettnant~ God
vernor- seemt~s to havte' a hpench ant for'
reprievinag and - commu att ting the sen.
tences of mntrderer's. 11o reprieved
Rlunch and 1 [ardee. The Couart, by
re-senitenceing thoe mean virtually ale
cided that thte Lieutenatnt Glovernior
had no right to -act as Governor.
What will be the result of this last
not remains to be son. Gov. Cham.
borlain had bettor come home and
exorOisO his own discretion in the
pardoning matter. This power has
boon so abused, that any exorcise of
it is viewed with suspicion. And
when the Lieutenant Gover nor
stretches a point to reprieve murder
ers, still greater dissatisfaction is
caused than if the governor himself
had issued the order.
Escape of Parker.
Parker is gone-gone from our
gaze like a beautifd star ! lie has
shaken off the dust of Columbia from
his feet, and the place that know
him shall know hint no more. The
man who As a seedy adventurer, arm
ed with a carpet bag ind a turned
paper collar, squatted like a toad
upon Carolina soil, and by his trick
cry became State treasurer, only that
ho might defraud every one else and
amass a princely fortune for himself,
has at last turned hi.i back upon the
people at the very time more than
all others, when they desire him to
iry with them a bit longer.
On Wednesday night, it is slid,
just about-midnight, he broke through
the door leading to the scuttle of his
room, and climbing down the light
ning rod, landed upon terra f, ma and
struck out for parts unknown.
It was an opportune timo. The
governor was still junketing in the
North, receiving laudat ions from his
friends for the admiratfle reform he
has effected here. The Attorney
General had - left Columbia the day
before for the .salubrious climate and
bracing waters of Glenn Springs.
The solicitor of the fifth circuit had
gone off on a trip to recruit hit
strength, exhausted by arduous labors
in the court house. The Sheriff was
asleep. 'Phi: whole town in fact
oxen pt a few loafers, were slumber
ing, Tho policemen, too, were proba
bly napping. The telegraph opera.
tors had unharnessed their lightning
steeds until morning. And Parker
knew it. So, seeing no reason why
lie slhould mako a longer stay, h,
quietly got up and left, w i' hoiut even
a bow or a parting w .il, or even a
token of love for his energetic and
learned counsel. Ile has gone where
the wood-bine twinoth. W hether he
loft on foot or horseback, in a car
riage or by train, by a balloon or by a
new aerial ship propelled by the
Keeley motor is not known, and may
over remain a mystery. The onl)
certainty in the whole affair is that
lie is gone, and with him the residue
.If state taxes and school funds for
four years.
This is the end of the trial, the
denuenaene of the .piiot laid te
conlf the whole ring The publ ic
vil I nover knew whether P'arker stokc
that coupon for which he was about
to be indicted. Nor will the3
tirobably over know what beca me ci
the $300,000 of couponis that h<
elaimus was divided a mong his con
foderate..
It is vei2ry cruel and inaconsaiderat.
in I 'arkeor thl~us to keep. the ple~ 'I in
-ospense. llo mnighat. at least have
lef t. a letteor telling hi frienads where
Lu write to hima. Then wo woull
not have mnournoid for him as ont
forevecr lost. But that he has crept
oilf like a thief in the night is
something for which we shall never
forgive him. l~'.e Parker'! an the
words of the poet, his loss is -out
eternal gain.
E1a'lical Reform.
Thme Union-Ilerald boasted thai
the l'arker trial was a purely radioa]
transaction, and claimed for the radi,
cal1 party all the eredit to be deorived
therefrom. Since tho denouement of
Stoe trial we are perfectly wvilling to
call it a purely radical affair. It has
all the features of radical reform.
Thelm trademark by which genuine
radical reform may -be recognized
consists in a great noise andI flourish
of trumnpcts andit blatant profesionms
of earnestnose, fol lowe'd by no siibstan
ial results. Like an inflared bladder
iL burists andl leaves onlly an unsightly
rem~nant behimnd. For six years
urimninalIs when con-victed wer~epa.
doned ; now that we have a govern
or with too much rogard for pulic
0).inio to issue indisgariinmate par.
inons, criminals when conviotedl arc
suffered to escape. No one is hurt.
The prosecutors reap a little glory
from their earnest efforts in procuring
a ecnvic~on, and while there is a
show of re'formn, no pr'act-ical benefit
ensues and no thief omes- to grief.
This whole smatter is of a piece with
the dloings of the radical party. So
true is this, that parties, weeks ago,
prophesied the very event that hap
pened on Wecdnesday night.
Weo give uheir theory, and 1.ave
It. is this, as given to us in conversation:
by a gentleman several days since..
"South Carolina has become such
a stenoh that some show of reform is
-necessary. Some thief must be pun
ished. But all the leaeera being in
plicated in. the.jrauds of the past, it
is diflicult to convict olie without
implicating all the rest. Finally
Parker was ohoken as the victim and
was accordingly arrested and tried.
In the moan time Governor Chamber.
lain left the State in order to avoid
testifying in the case. On the trial,
facts damaging to other parties woro
elicited. Parker seemed defiant. In
this emergency Ie was to be permit
ted to escape, freedom being the
price of his siietnce. 'T'hus the pro.
ujotion is mado that he will soon
take his departu-o.
This prediction has been fullilled,
and throws an air of probability over
the theory. At first we refused to
credit the existence of such a plot.
We believed the administration to
be in earnest, and we still indulge
this hope. But Parker's escape has
thrown such a mystery over the whole
matter, that we are not prepared at
present to pass judgment on it. It
certainly places the authoritieslin a
bad light, and they must do sone
thing to relieve thomselves from sus
picion. They must arrest Sheriff
Dent, of ltichalniud, -and investigate
whether the escape was purely acci
dental. They must exert every effort
to re-arrest the ecenped criminal.
And they must push actively other
prosecution<. If they do not, the
people will have a word to say to
them in 1876.
.~ /The Qoverno1s Du'y.
Cov. Chamberlain has been ab
sont from the State since June, and
the gubernatorial offico has been
taking earn of itself with oceaz-ionial
laid from Lt. Gov. Uleaves. In -thi,
dry warm weather, there is a general
stagnation of business, and the
chief eniploywenat of every one
seems to be an effort to keep cool
and pass the timoe.
It is but natural that Gov. (hanm
berlain should desire a little recrea
lion. ie is but a mortal, and gov
anouirs are bedeviled with heat and
mosquitoos anu general erauni the
same as private citizens. GJov.
Chamberlain is not to be b'amed
therefore for taking a short pleasure
trip North. But abseneoc for to..
long a time is unwise. It is it
possible to predict what tow is4 te;
may spring up daily. needing the
attention of the chief nmngistrate of
t .e State. A goveinor, like a gen
eral or a ship captain, should be al
ways at his post and alwa)y on the
alert. More ospcially is this re
quired of Gov. Cbaimberlaina, for he
htas assumed .nd hiecn gratntedl 1b5
the public tho io/c of dcie refot mera
in a State that, is rot ten wih cur.
arupt ion.
Sinace the absenace of Gov. Cham-tn
barlatin, two sta rtl ieg e vents have
(occurred. One is the failuiec of
Hardy S olomnon's batik, andh a ls
to the State of $200,000. A nother
is the trial and conviction of P'arker
ror' frauds conmmaitled when State.
Tlreasur'er. Th'le former has cautsed'
a defatult in patyment of the July in
terest, which the State pledged
itself to pay punctually. Tlhais htas
inijured the State edit. In this
crisis the governor should be at
home endeavorinag to devise mevans
for paying just claims, and for
restoring confidence to the bond
holders.
In the latter, Gov. Chamberlain
is needed to throw the whole w~eight
of thme executive not only against
Parker hbut against his' colleague's
and the other public thieves. Thu
Attorney-General should not be
left unaided to beatr thre brunat
of the prosecut-ions. Gov. Chamiber
laitn should ,ulso lho at home to
remove suspicions that have beett
cast upon himselfC by his i- bsence
from the State at this critical june
tuto. lie sthuld remembe l~ r that he
was involved by reason of his ollicial
.posit ion ini many of thle public feudis
anid the fact that lhe is absenat while
these frauds are unadergoing judhicial
inavestigatiotn ;has given an opport u
laity to'a certain class of the people
to accuse him of dodging the issue.
In the Parker trial, Capt. Ladd
testified that Parker acknaowvldged
the theft of $450O,000 in coupons.
'I hat Parker said lie andl Kimpton
had each received $150,000, Nea
glo and Scott each $50,000, and that
$50,000 had been set aside for A t.
torney-General Chamberlain. The
jury conviete iParker of the thofh
of only $150,000, leaving, by this
verdict, the other accused parties
implicatedl in this little finiancial
operation.
Now, Governor Chamiberlain has
always vehemently denied hav..:
had aniy share in the frauds that
have made the ring notorious. Head
he been in Columbia at the time of
the trial ho could have had an op
portunity of vindicating himself. As
it is, no authoritative denial of his
oonnetion with the coupon fraud
has ever boen made, and the people
are left in unpleasant suspense.
1his 'cannot but injure Mr. Charm
borlain in spite of the ine record he
has made as governor.
Mr. Chamberlain owes it to him
self and the people of. South Careli
na to return immediately and vindi
cate l'is character from this grave
ac.Jusation, and furthermnore to in
stigato proceedings against every
mnmber of the late ring, and every
dishonest oilioial, thus proving by
his acts that he has no fear of having
his post career exposod to public
gaze. ILaving done this, he will
strengthen himelf greatly with the
honest people, and by choking out
every suspicion roting upon him
will be more powerful than over in
effecting reform.
Let Mr. Chamberlain immediately
return home and prosecute vigorously
his reformatory mensures.
Parker Captured.
An extra of the Korabaw Gazette
states that Niles 0. Parker has been
taptured near Camden. On Siwn 1, y
afternoon at 5 o'clock, Laz. Shiver
pasIed at wagon near Wateree Bridge
and saw in it a moan hid under a
quilt or blaniket. Ile informed the
police of this faet ; and Capt.
W itherspoon, tho chief, sent Ran
corm Pringle anid Henry Williams,
who knew Patker to go in search of
him.
They had not gone far when they
met a white and a black man, who
tried to jump the fenco. Pringlo ar
rested thcmn, Parker asked for his
authority, but was told he would dis
cover the authority on reaching jail.
Parker an1d the negro (named Andy
Johnson) were both brought to town
and lodged in jail.
Parker says ho escaped through the
scuttle and expectel to escape on
horseback, but was foiled. -1o did
not leave Columbia till Saturday
night. lie traveled on foot, and
claims that he had given up the hope
of eseape when lie alproached Cam.
den. lie is secure in jail, awaiting
for the arrival of Shea iff Dent. 'T'his
ends chaptor second of the Parker
trial.
L _coMM\UN'iU'.1TED.
Mr Edllor :
You are at perfect liberty to dis
close to Mr. D. Wyatt Aike (private
iy) who the author is of the article
signed "1."'' ~.t will afford him an
opportunity of enahaasting a little
inore polite liTera lure.
I'lease informa him n also that the
author of (lie said article
acknowledges being a "sorehead,"
havinig been r.adoe so by losses su:a
lainied in, conE.eulenou of lisa letter of
aidvice publIished du Lriang the p-an ic of
'73. TIhe 5Centimniit expressed in said
letter was shiarpaly ci iticised by the
Newt & Courier, at the time of its
pubbchat ion. Th'e advice referred to
is still frirhI in the nainds of the
tactorsi f Charleston.
A luo, thar to the rqnalities peculiar
I the sea iptu ral animal (to which'he
so eloqjuently refers) the said auth~ r
can only la y a partial claimu-that of
tenacity of purpose; the other attribu
tes, amonag not the least of which are
backing (out of th egs, being posacasd
in a high degree by *air. Aiken.
"Many mn of amany minds."'
AlIso that he will bie disappointed
if lie expets to soar out of his ima
proprieties by the free indukgenee of
culyar b)omblase. T'io inorobuanats of
the inatel ior, and the factors of the
seaboardi are not going to allow him
td scamper rough sho I over their (as
he supposes) Balaain -necks, lie will
tinud some of theso neks clothled with
thunder i
RL.
No 8, Uxuos S~tarT,
ivi~nrooz., July 16, l875a,
Dcar Major:
If I were disposed to be fastid ions,
I would noat take upl nmy steel to salute
one of you of the 8'ate agricultural
andl maeohainiceal society, for I have
never hua. a line or report from one
of my old associates (and I hope yet
friends) since I have been in .England
-nearly twelve months-reprcesentinig
the Direct TPrado Union of the Pa.
trons of Iluebhandry. My Georgia
friends write me regularly, and give
account of the erops and the progress
they have made in diversifyingi
their pursuits. Only recently I sent<
estimates for machinery to wvork a I
>otton maill at Atlanta, to work 20,. 1
>00O spuindh-s, $300,000 subscription ;)
mnd I receive lhtter from friend. in .
- Ai LA A4 AR A
louislaba and Mississippi, as to the
lanting and jirospeets in those Stater.
But little do I know of my own State
iod people. I have sold, so far, about
,500 bales of cotton for the farmers,
shippod through our company, and
the Griffin "Star Cultivator" bad an
editorial recently, and stated that
my sales as examined by the editor,
gave a clear profit of $8 to $12 por
bale to the shippers above the prices
that could have been realized in tbat
maiket, and the plantors. had the
use of the advance, I on the value,
from timo of shipment. I burrow as
much money as I want at 4. per
cent per annum, on t ho vorurity
of cotton, us consigned to m y
agency ; and my banker allows 21
per cont on daily balances, but my
practice is to remit balances in short
sight banker's checks on London, as
8oo as invoices are closed, which sell
at a high rate in America, for they
are bettor remittanoes than gold.
I have made many friends here,
and I flatter myself have secured a
very creditable influence cn change,
and I never fail to present the South
an the finest portion of God's earth,
and yet destined ta lead in the affair.
of civilization and christian virtues ;
and whenever the mass of our farmers
have knowledge enough to see that
cotton is not the only article to eca.
rich a country, (but rathe " to render
it poor and dependent) they will turn
their labor and ind utry to o'.her pur
suits. The culture of cotton tends to
make others aich, while the glower is
receding and being inpuverished.
This county of Lancnhiro, by use o
our southern c"oton, first, is now the
most wealthy area of sqi-are nmiles on
the globe. Contrast it with poor
Sonth Carolina, one of ti old 13
States, ruled tby crpet-bagg ers and
negroes, and paying 1I to 2 per cent.
a month for greenbacks. And here
the bank of England rate this day it
3 per cent interest per annum foi
gold. So much for cotton growing
exclusively.
I could follow this train of painful
thought for pages, but must discus.
the subject by ad ling that cotton this
day has reveched a lower point that,
for years and with a zupply of our
American 293,00() bales less than
samne date a year ago, and fully ig C.
per lb. lower price than was eur ou
tn July 1874. Capital, trade, and
gamlers, as well as,the northern Press,
know the cotton planters are poor
and needy, and they will try and
keep them serfs.
I made ip toy mind to send you a
few lines to pat you on the back and
say well done for writing that letter
for that creature Grant, in relation
'o the Centennial Industrial exhibi
tion and the noble position you and J
true t. the people of dear old South
Carolina take. I an sure I can
answer for her fair dautghters and
our Loys. They ever are on the right
side, wheni hvoo, truth and justice
aro invuolved. May God bless all
n ho bra.velyjrebuake such insults to her.
Stand up buldly, it is the true course.
The day will come when good
men01 North 1Snth, East awl4 West wili
say "well done thou good and faithful
s.upporters of right and constitution
al freedom.''
You will remom'. or how I stood up
for Granit in the Tux Convenation,
Api ii a year ago, and rather rebuked
my frienad Gary for calling him a
conaten.pt ible fellow. Well, I take
what I said inild ly fo.r Ulysses back,
lhe is provinag iii worse than Gary
made hiim put. May he use bad
whiskey, as mnuch as lie pleases. It
is the hope of our -country for himn to
burn outquickly as possiblhe.
. Iow is the corni, wheat andl provis
ion or'op in Suuth Carolina 2l If the
cottbn telop is cut short l,000,000
hales, that loft will nect miore good
money. Regards to Aiken, Elbson,
MclMaster and other frienids.
Yours very trualy aind sincerely,
WNM. M. LA WTON.
To MAJ. T.X.W. WoonwAnn,
W innsboro, Fairfield Dist.,
South Carolhna)
[ coJIMiC'ric:n.]
A fter 25 years of absence, wanider
ing through the world and passing
through the various sieissitudes .of
life, sometimes .poor and sometimos
poorer-, we -havo landed one againi ini
the city of Greenville--yes, Green
ville-to .prettient place anid the
dhearest spot to me ic thu world-the
hand of our birth-the sweetert land
on the face of the en 4 .
1 only wish that I had better de
scriptive poweis, that I might .pic
ture to you the beauty and olegeane
of this little inouiatain city. The
first impressaioni of the town is strik
ing if not imposing, anid the natural
leenery is beautiful. Ihow altered
in appearance. TIhe same heavens
indeed are' above her and the
lamoe earth beneath. T'he same little
river with its picturesque cascades
ad waterfalls, now studded with
nachinery, winds het way through the
aentre of the town ; its bright and
inmpid waters, gurgling, leaping,
uttding and hurrying on to *minglo
ta waters with those of granid old
cai. The sanme maneti ange of
nountains, with its dark b'uo appear.
fnoe, bounds the western and north
W ostern horizon. Seven wiles dise
ant, standing out in bold relief, may
e seen the rugged brim of old Paris,
whilst 3 miles ride will bring to the
root of Piny, her lees pretentious
ieigbbor.
Casting your eye along the range
)f the Blue Ridge from inany points
runay be reein the fardtamined 1able
Mountain, ('-ar's Boad, Bine Knob
andi itany other peaks of intcr est.
'rho scenery is truly grand, the water
pure and good, whilst the esimate is
axhilarating and unsurpassed any
where South. We mot with but few
if our old friends and .equaitanoces,
ur stay being limited; but the popu
lation has undergone alhost a om
plate change. The city is growing
rapidly. Ton new stores are being
erected with many other handsome
buildings. Her destiny, however, in
our upinion, is to be that of a manu,
facturingtown. She already boaat sev
oral factories whilut several otbuira are
in cote-"-.platioa. Her natural advan.
tages t.r rutani'ug u.achinery are very
tine. The salubrity of her cli mate,
eoupled with the intelligence and
energy of her citizens, her railroad
lacilities, so accessible from every
punt, will invite industry and capi'.al
and she must soon rank and be clarsed
the second city in South Carolina.
lMom Greenville we took the Air
Line Railroad and were soon speedin
rapidly to Easily, the first station
going South to Atlanta.' This place
was nAmed f.r the late W. K. E & ily,
a mnan of note ait a lawyer of prowi
hence in the up-coun pry. It is quite
a ilourishing little place, and would
nave grown to still larger dimen
sions ere this, but the title to a part
of the land on which it is located i.,
in dispute, and until that is settled it
must remain in statu quo. It has a
a goo l back country to support it,
and everything -eemed to be thriving.
We never saw finer, fatter horses and
mules, nicer vehicles of all descrip
Liens. Loads of chickens, butter,
eggs, watermelons, beef and the like
constantly pouring in. Wheat and
corn offering at low prices.
%Ve must not forget to mention
that we nccidentally met with one
of our old friends and fellow-citizons,
.11h. Jas. Hawthorn. He has an in
terost in a a very nice hotel, near
y- coumpleted, at this place. lie is
the same genial, generous Jim, and
we cheerfully accepted his kind invi.
tatiun to join him in a glass of good
,ld peach and honey, the first we had
t tstt d in many years. Success to his
e t.rprise, hoping he may have some
ot the same sort when we revisit him.
Easily is situated one mile from
.ld Pickensville and enjoys an exten
sion view of the mountains and one
of the finest views af Table Rock on
the line of road. From thence we
visited Central Station, so called from
uieing the half way ground between
A tlanta and Charlotte, one hundred
and thirty-three miles eachi ray. Hlere
the company conitemaplute buildinog
tht ir shops which will enhance the
value of'town propert-y very much
and make it perhaps a considerable
p ace. They have already built a
lii~e hotel here, kept by that prince of
hotel ke' epers and good fellow-W.
FM. Hole mbe-thie only main I
knoiw oi that's got a soul as big as the
gable end of creation, and a body
proportionat-ely large to hold the
sanse. We are noe suaall potitoes
"urself, but " s had t succunib L.e ore
tbis inan of the maountaiuns. We
fo)rmned several leuant acquain
tanics amnrg railroad meu and
ofiials that make thIs place bead.
quarters. Generally speakag there is'
a cordial-i-ty and free heartedneoe
amiongstrailroad mecn rarely met with.
Arad to our lenion arnd ice friend we
return mny thaniks, hoping -that
the party proved a success-,
truly sorry we could not attend. It
was here we heard one of the fiP'o.t
banjo performe-rs except ol-da Joe
Sw een ey, in the U.. S., a nd hlis goodl
powers excelled anything we have
ever board, (a conductor en theroad.)
We understanld that theore is a
considerable desire to settle along
this road, and lands h ave .gene up
in price, in conseqctenace tisereof.
I here is a great deal of origina.1
wvood -in this r-cetion of country
which which when brought into cul..
tivation, yields kindly. With fertilit
7.13rs, they miaike as much or flire"
cotton t' the acre th .n we do, aind we
have anever soon such 'o n grow out of
the earth as wo (lid on, manyv farms
in 1rc'kens County. Jesid ta being
an agr icultural country, we are per
suaded to believe that ten years
will not elapse before it, will be a
manulactusinag one. In the upper
portion of this State the material
advantages are so great for inachine.
ry, that the artist lias little to
do, save erect a house anid machine
ry, in many places the falls are so
great as to admit wheels say 15 or
20 feet upon the overshot construe.
tioe .with~ water enough to impel the
boavient machinery, rind strange io
may, those places all remain Idle and
unirmproved ; whilst we are depend.
nt for our woodenwate, hardware,
oilloware and in fact everything
~rcm a broom up to a aett of furni
~ure or a suit of clothes, upon a
>oople Into whose coffers we seem
o have made it a study all our
as to pour all the treasure we
tould possi bly obtain and who finally
iave handsomely remuneratedi us
'or our kindness. We have thawed
ad enriched the serpent and now
ye feel the sting. 'i .. ue but..
wen or our State are left with capi.
tal. We are all wore or less poor.
But fuotorie can be built by combina.
tion. More anon.
JOSH GIBBS.
Letter from Mississippi.
Snuqua.AL , Mana., Aug. 2d'75.
Mr. Editor:
By the time this reaches you the
Democratio state convention of
Mississippi will be a thing of the
past. It will meet at Jackson on the
3d day of Auguat. rho utmost en
thuslasin prevails throughout our
State the people are thoroughly
aroused and are displaying an
earnestness that is prophetio of sue
cess. Radicalism baa about run its
raoe in Mississippi, aNo by the un
shaken performance ot duty on the
part of the tax-pnyern in the coming
o smpaign, sucoess is certain. In the
first Congre-sional Pistrict the
people have assembled in convention
and nouinated by acclamation that
true patriot and model statesman,
Col. L. Q C. Lamar, which speaks in
thunder tones, for their intelligence.
This is as it should be, and Missis,
sippi can congratulate herself that
he will have at least one in the
National Legislature th.t ,is of u+,
with us and for us, and one too,
who, when lie raises his voice in
behalf of justice and right, will be
heard by the body to whioh he
belongs, and whose words will be read
in every section of thin great republio.
It'is hoped that the other congre..
ioual districts will follow the ox..
ample of the first and put forward
men good and true, so this grand
old state way rid bereelf of trashy
frauds who have heretofore palmed
themselves off on this ignorant etae",
went of the country as stateemen,
most of whow can at best draw their
pay and are entirely powerless to
benefit their constituents. The pros
poets for a good crop throughout the
State have not been, so favorable for
several years. A good corn crop is
now a fixed fact, and the cotton
prospects are very flattering with no
signs of worrm as yet. This setion
of M isaissippi has sadly neglected the
cultivation of corn since the surren
tier, depending ontiroly upon the cot.
ton crop for a support. I cannot say
there is a greater per cent of land
planted in corn this year than fore
erly, but its oultivatin has not been
neglected. Should no unforeseen
disaster befall the cotton crop, and
if the planters realize anything like a
fair price fur the staple, [ think
Mlississippi will be able to survive the
hard times and radical robbery. The
harderable ardeadal robbery. 'het
andit s t behoped that it will
making -rapid stvides to bankruptcyY
and ruia. Should. -the people o
Mlississippi- mako e l get this fall
independent of the negroes, I can
not for a moment doubt their succesb
with the demuocratic press to lead
them .inte action. And -efter the
battle is fosaght and the viotory won,$
the oppressed and tax ridden people
of Missisuippi will join in long and -'
fervenat prayers to the good girer of
all .things-for hi. mneroitul deliverance
from .tre .carrien -crows of carpet-bag
gers who are now bleeding t~he Btate4
so freely..
Resptetfu'lly,
J.. HI. U.
Sale of Rleal Estate,
IN purtsuance of a reqnest from the
Ces Otuis gui trued, I will offer for sale
on the first M~onday ,In September next, at
the Court, house door in Wiwnsboro, at
public outcry to the highest b-iltdor all
that piece, patrcel -or tract of land, 'Eying .
and situots ina the County of Fairfield and
State of South Caro'mna, near I'onguos.
vylle, containing two .hundred .and sifty
seven an aleores, uore e a less, and
boiude e n the North 'by Iads of-John
M'tobley, Andrew Moebley and Recunen '
Mobleiy, on the East by lands of lDavtd
Cork and John Mihenoncon the Southa by
lands of John Simlonton and Andrew Miob.
h-'y. nntd onl the West. by lands of Andre
Mobisy.rw
Terrsj of sak-One thensand dollars
calh, tie tatlan-ce on a credit of ,ane year,
with inteorest from day of sale at the rate
of twelve per centum per anraum. Pur.
chaser -to give .bond for said balance ;se -
cured b.) nbortgago of tho premise, and to
Pay for all aneceasary papers.
W- MOULTIE~ DWIGHT,
Wlnnsboro, 8. C., 4th Aug. 1'876t.
aug 6 .1aw4w
Of~ee County Comissioners,
Was soao, 8. 0., Aug. Brd, 1876.
N.TOTICE Is hereby gIven that the an.
L nual meeting of the Board of Coun
yCommIssIoners for Fair~~eld County
will be heid at their office on Tuesday the
lilh September, 1876. All persons holing
bille, accounts or demands of any kind
tgainet said county, whice, have not been '
presenteu to the board at specol meetinage
oeld during rthe year, are required to do
r before the day of aid meeing, o
hat they 'nay be examined and ordered
o be paid at, the annual meeting. All.
aecounts not presented at the annual
neting In accordance the requireraents of
his notice will not be audited at su&'..)~
neeting. T, it. ROBERITS N,
ang 6 law4w Clr,' .

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