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Thursday Horning, June 24th, 1869.
POST OFFICES SE-ESTABLI.5EED.
We learn that the Post Offices at Holland's
Store, Piercetown and Stony Point, in this coun>
ty, have.been re-established. The names.of the
Postmasters ?xe notin.our possession.
Mr: StarHBS. M&Ccllt has left-; at-tlris
otS-e specimen* of:while-oat?> He informs us that
these oats were sown with turnips in. August, and
the yield is v*ry large. One hundred and thirty
seven sU Iks were produced from a single seed, and
the average in exceedingly fine. Those interested
will find these.specimens at this office.
BAPTIST STATE CONVENTION,
The Stale GOnveutioa of 'he Baptist denomina?
tion in South Carolina, will hold its forty-ninth
anniversary with the church ia Yorkville, com?
mencing on Thursday, July 22nd, at 10- o'clock
a> m. Rev. L. R. Gwaltset- was appointed- to
pleach the Introductory Sermon ; Rev. G~W.
Pickktt, alternate. Charity Sermcn by Rev. E.
T. Winkler; Rev. Richard Fcrma.v, alt-ernate.
DEATH OF DB. P. K. WALLACE,.
The Spartanburg [Gazette announces the death*
? of Dr. P. M. Wallace, the editor of that paper,
which occurred on Wednesday (he 9th instant at
about 8 o'clock P. M., after a painful illness of
several weeks duration. He was born in Charles?
ton, S. C, hi the year I79S, and was consequently
ia his "3rd year at the time of his death. He was
?ace edito? and proprietor of the Spartan. As a
public- spirited citizen, his efforts were directed to
the promotion> of the interests of his county and
people, and now that his work is done he has
gpne down-in the ripeness of his years.
Two members of the State constabulary, Jerky
Hcllinshead and Pek. GLgfein, of. Abbeville
county, on Friday last arrested Mr. Wm. T; Cn am
blee, a respectable young man of this county,
charged with- the murder- of the negro woman
killed'near Stevenson's Ferry on the night of the
28th of May. The friends o?" the accused are
confident of establishing his innocence beyond a
doubt. He was lodged in jail, but will shortly be
brought before Judge Orr, who is now absent,
upon a writ of habeas corpus.. We forbear com.
ment upon this arrest for the present, and also re?
frain from giving publicity to the many tumors
connected with the affair.
DEATH OF HON. HElfBT J_ RAYMOND.
The telegraph announces the sudden decease of
Hon. Henry J. Raymond, editor of the New York
Tinas, in the prime of manhood* on the morning
of the 18th instant, of apoplexy. He was a writer
of distinguished ability and force, and had served
? Congress with distinction. He was the author
of the address to the people of the United States,
adopted by tho Philadelphia Convention of 1866.
As a moderate Republican, he sustained the prin?
ciples of his party, but had little sympathy with
the extreme views enunciated by mt.ny of its
members. Mr. Raymond was an elegant and for?
cible writer, and perfectly at home as a journalist.
His loss to the newspaper world is s serious one.
REPUBLICAN OR DESPOTIC.
The New York Tribune says: "Our Government
must be republican or despotic, and that a rule
based on the proscription of a full third of the
adult males?this third comprising two-thirds of
the property, with a very large share of the natu?
ral ability, experience and intelligence, which are
presumed to fit men for a responsible participation
in politics?is questionably republican. It may
do?nay, it must?in the immediate presence of a
formidable rebellion; it cannot be maintained in?
definitely after that rebellion has thrown down
its arms. Our Southern Republicans are quite
free in telling us what they must have, and hew
impossible it is that they should live under rebel
role; we tell them, in turn, that it is impossible
that we should perpetuate a rule over the South,
in whieh the people of the South, or any conside?
rable share of them, are denied a voice. If we
should attempt to do it, we should simply sacri?
fice our ascendancy in the North, and they can
judge where this would leave the Republicans of
the South. We can do and dare much here for
equal human rights. We are a shorn Sampson
whenever we shall undertake to argue and insist
that a part of the Southern people ought to be
disfranchised and powerless evermore. We know
that we can maintain no such position, and we
are nowise inclined to attempt it."
One of our citizens has been victimized in the
purchase of stolen property, and the following em?
braces the particulars, as they have reached us.
On FriJoj loot, ?wo young tnon r'Hing iinnn miil-m
made their appearance on the public square. One
of them gave hit name as H. C. Davis, stating that
he lived eight or ten miles above Fair Play, and
was on his way to an uncle's near Lowndesville.
He wanted to trade the mule he was riding, and
in due course of time effected a Bale at $130, re?
ceiving the money from one of our citizens as
aforesaid, but not until he was duly catechized
and had answered satisfactorily all the interroga?
tories of his intended victim. His companion was
not so fortunate, although he tried to cell the other
auale, and came quite near making a trade with
another citizen. Failing in this, the pair of ad?
venturers left town the same evening, giving a rea?
sonable excuse for their hasty departure. Now,
for the sequel. On Tuesday, Deputy Sheriff John
C. Eablt, of Cherokee county, Gn., accompanied
by Mr. John H. Keeteb, of the same county,
reached this place in pursuit of the aforesaid
young; men, who had stolen both mules from Mr.
Eehkk; on the l2th instant, near Canton, Ga. Of
course, the mule was identified and promply turn?
ed over to. its rightful owner, who with Deputy
Sheriff Early, continued the pursuit. These gen?
tlemen describe- the thieves as Henry Spencer alias
Davis, who lives four miles from Dahlonega, and
A. J. Blackwell, whose mother lives in that place.
Spencer is a rather small man weighing probably
185 lbs., five feet eight inches high? grey eyes,
Kght bair, and a scar on one jaw. Blackwkll is
shorter in stature, but a heavier man?probably
Weighs 150 lbs., dark skin, dark bair and eyes.
Treatment or Negroes.?The following para?
graph from the Athens (Ga.). Banner contains
much sound sense in little space :
"The white people of this country can afford to
be patient and kind toward the negro, in dealing
with this question, and it requires no special sa?
gacity to foresee that the effort to elevate him in
advance of his fitness, and against the will of
those who control the business interests and prop?
erty of the country, must rebound and end in
failure. Just in, proportion as the negroes seile
office, and. avail themsslves of temporary local
majorities, to get it, just in that proportion will
they hasten, the adoption of a business policy
wz?cb displaces them, and secures the inevitable
yipreiDlcy of the ?upprior race."
THE H01IESTEAD LAW.
Judge Orb, in a caso which recently enrae be?
fore him at Greenville, delivered an opinion on
the constitutionality of the HomesteadXowf which
is of considerable interest to the people of the
country* Judge Carpenter, vre know, has deci?
ded -that*the law is unconstitutional, and it is un?
derstood that Judges Green and Rutland concur
with.him.in-opinion. A great deal depends upon
the-Shal decision of this question, and we can on?
ly hop? that if the law can be sustained by any
legitimate mode of construction in the Courts of
last resort, that: it: will be done. We think that
good faith to a people who have been mere instru?
ments in.the execution, of the will of Congress,
in.guaranteeing to us governments republican in
form, aside from the constitutional questions in
volvod, requires-thntr this-should be done. Judge
Orb baB-started.out in this direction, by declaring
that the law is constitutional, and with a character?
istic-good sense, bases his opinion, upon the points
upon-which, in.our judgment, the whole question
must turn. He holds that the Constitution adopt?
ed by the Convention- of the State would have
been a mere nullity under the provisions of the
reconstruction acts, unless aooepled by Congress
after its ratification by the people of the State ;
and that if. at the time it was accepted' by Con?
gress, the Homestead provision had been objec?
tionable, it would-doubtless have been excepted-to,
as was done by Congress in reference to certain
features in the Constitution, of Georgia. He fur?
ther holds that it was competent for the Consti?
tutional Convention- to- refuse to re cog nice any
lien whatever, given or created" under the ]?rovis
ional, rebel or ante-war governments, and hat if
it was competent for them to do this, it was equal?
ly competent for them to recognize these liens,
subject to such conditions as were, in their judg?
ment, wise and prudent. These are strong points,
and it will be difficult to answer them in deciding
upon the unconstitutionality of the act.
But the Judge says: "From 1865 to 1858 the
State was not represented in the Senate or House.
If a State, the right of representation could not
have been denied, and yet the Courts of the United
States have decided that the reconstruction acts of
Congress were constitutional." Again. "If with?
in the dates above South Carolina had been a Con?
stitutional State, the civil would have been superior
to the military law of the United States." In the
case of Texas vs. White and Childs, rec?*/ly deci?
ded in the Supreme Court of the Unitsd States,
Chief Justice Chase remarked "that there is
nothing in the case before us which requires us to
pronounce judgment upon the constitutionality of
any particular provision of these acts;" and in
speaking of the provisional governments estab?
lished under Executive direction, which are by
these acts declared illegal, and continuing hem
subject to military control and the paramount au?
thority of Congress, says?"we do not inquire
into the constitutionality of this legislation."
So that while the const itutional power of Congress
to pass such acts has been fully recognized, we
submit- that these acts have never been decided to
be unconstitutional as a whole. It will be per?
ceived, therefore, that when Judge Orr says?"if
this $*&te had been a Constitutional State, the civil
would- have been superior to the military law of
the United States"?that the supremacy of the
one (>VL'r (he other, created by the reconstruction
acts,'raises a question whose constitutionality has
not f een decided.
If we have not misunderstood the learned Judge
in tile quotation made from his opinion, the infer?
ence 1Bt that we were not a State within the periods
refe>*red to by him, for if we had been, we could not
have been denied representation in Congress.
But in the case referred to, Chief Justice Chase
held that the ordinances of secession were null
and void, and that "the Constitution in all its
provisions looks to an indestructible Union com?
posed of indestructible States." That the States,
notwithstanding secession, did not cease to be
States, nor their citizens to be citizens of the Uni?
ted States; but that they were without govern?
ment} in constitutional relation* with the Union,
and that tho rights of the State as a member, and
of her people as citizens of the Union, were mere?
ly siltpended. In this condition of things, it be
cam* the duty of Congress to guarantee to the
State a government republican in form, and in do?
ing *o to exorcise a discretion in the choice of
mea?8, with this qualification, that tho means
must be necessary and proper. If, then, we were
excluded from representation as a State, it was
nc'. because we were not States, but because we
wer* without governments in constitutional rela?
tions with the Union, because our rights were
suspended, and because this exclusion was neces?
sary as & part of the scheme of reconstruction in
the formation of such governments as were repub?
lican in form.
The conclusion that we were not States is not
supported, we submit, by the high authority re?
ferred to. That we were States, will constitute
tho great difficulty with the Homestead Law, un?
der that clause of the Constitution inhibiting a
state from passing a law impairing the obligation
of contracts. But, in our humble judgment, that
is by no means conclusive of the question. Judge
Orb's decision rests upon grounds which distin?
guish cases which must arise under the present
Homestead Law, from all others of a similar char?
acter. It cannot be ignored that the Constitu?
tion, under the provisions of the reconstruction
acts, would havo been a mere nullity unless it had
been, as it was, accepted by Congress after ratifi?
cation by the people of the State. As a State we
have received from Congress the Constitution it
was bound to guarantee to us, and it is not inhib?
ited to Congress to pass a law impairing the obli?
gation of contracts.
IMPORTANT LEGAL DECISION.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has rendered a
decision that tho negro is eligible to office?Judgos
Brown and McCoy maintaining this proposition,
and Judge Warner dissenting from it.
Judge McCoy held that the State was without
civil government before the action of the conven?
tion that made the present constitution; that
blacks and whites participated in getting up the
convention and framing the constitution, and it
was against its spirit to exclude either black or
white from the privileges unless expressly prohib?
Judge Brown claimed that the fourteenth
amendment forbids anybody being deprived of the
privileges; and as the code gives citizens the
right to hold office, and the constitution makes the
negro a citizen, and docs not forbid him to hold
office, it did not intend to break that fourteenth
amendment and deprive the negro of his rights.
Judge Warner held that the negro was a new
political creature in the body politic ; thut he
must hold office by special enactment; that the
code which defined the powers of citizens was
enacted before tho negro became a citizen, aud,
therefore did not apply to lira ; that he did not
have the right to hold office under the common
law nor by statute since he was made a citizen,
but that the convention voted down the proposi?
tion to make him eligible to office, and that until
he is especially authorized to held office he is in?
THE CUBAN INSURRECTION.
A gentleman jmt arrived from Cuba, and who
has Been- in the midst of the revolution for the
past several months, informs us that the cause of
the insurgents is not prospering. He was an eye
witness to their want of courage and- kok of dis?
cipline on several occasion reoently, andonly two
weeks ago narrowly escaped one of their cowardly
assaults. He was riding ppon a railroad train,
when thirty or forty Cubans rose op on either side
of the (rack and began firing into the unsuBpeoting
passengers. Fortunately, no one was hurt. He
declares that tho reported victories in the New
York Herald and other leading papers are almost
entirely fiction, and that the Spaniards gain nearly
every combat. The Americaou are disgusted with
the conduct of the CuboDsr while the latter forsake
their allies on all occasions. The Spaniards have
a thorough contempt for the insurgents, who pil?
lage, burn and devastate the country.
HOW TO REVIVE BROWNES PERSONS.
As the bathing season has now begun, accidents
by drowning are likely to sometimes happen. Wc
reprint from a high scientific authority the follow?
ing directions for the resuscitation of persons res?
cued from drowning before life is entirely extinct.
They may possibly prove useful in saving valuable
lives, and should be preserved or remembered:
1. Lay the drowned man at once fiat on his
stomach, with his face to the ground, and a folded
coat or bundle under his chest.
2. Place your hands flat between his shoulder
blades and make firm pressure, eo as to squeeze the
air out of his chest; then turn the body slowly on
to one side and a little beyond. Replace him
quickly on his face. Count four, to mark four
seconds of time, and then repeat the process, com?
mencing by squeezing the air out of the chest
3* Wet clothes should be removed and dry ones
substituted, each bystander contributing. The
body to be rubbed dry briskly, and the face kept
from contact with the ground by an assistant.
4. Do not squeeze air out the patient's chest if
he is breathing, but wait and witch, merely dry?
ing the body and changing the clothing.
? A Washington telegram of the 16th instant
says : "The Treasury Department has received
official intelligence of a recent decision of Chief
Justice Chase, in the United States Circuit Court
in South Carolina, in a case where the government
sued a United States Marshal and sureties on bond.
The marshal was in office prior to and at the com?
mencement of the war, and he took part in the
war, espousing the cause of the Confederates. The
suit was commenced against the xnarahal six vtars
after he vacated his office. The statute of limita?
tions provides that such actions ishall be brought
within six years. The court holds that the statute
runs against the government notwithstanding the
rebellion, and judgment is rendered for defendant.
This decision has surprised officials here who here?
tofore regarded it as settled that the statute of lim?
itations did not in any instance run against the
government, and such has been the tendency of
adjudications in Ohio in suits against receivers of
public monies. The Secretary of the Treasury will
direct the above named case to be taken to the
United States Supreme Court to test Judge Chase's
The Skies BaroHTEXiNO.?The skies begin to
look brighter for the white people of Tennessee.
There arc indications that tie radical party finds
itself unable to stand up under the weight of the
disfranchising law, by which from 50,000 to 60,000
freemen are deprived of the right to vote?a right
possessed by every ignorant and debased negro in
the State. We observe that both the radical candi?
dates for Governor?Senterand Stokes?have come
out in favor of a convention to remove all disabil?
ities. Wells, in Virginia, has also been compelled
to take ground against the disfranchising features
of the new constitution. Thus, one by one, the
badges of despotism are falling from the shoulders
of the people of the South, and a returning sense
of justice ushering in the dawn of the day of
freedom, when we shall live under laws made by
ourselves, and bring the reign of carpet-baggers to
The Greesville and Colombia Railroad.?The
Columbia Phoenix, of yesterday, states upon author?
ity, that the 6uit in the Court of Equity, which
has been pending for more than i.wo years past
against the Greenville and Columbia Railroad
Company, by certain holders of their first mort?
gage bonds, has been settled, and that the suit will
be withdrawn at tho present terra of the court.
The parties who have come forward and settled
with the company, and consented to the withdrawal
of the suit, are, as we are informed : Thomas J.
Robertson, John Caldwell, Robert N. Lewis,
Thomas C. Pcrrin, executor.and Charles Smith, of
the original complainants in the bill, besides oth?
ers who entered the suit as parties complainant
after the suit had been commenced. The Phatnix
also adds that the July interest upon their first
mortgage and guaranteed bonds will be promptly
paid at maturity.?Charleston News.
Who "Runs" the Impkrialist.?Tbe Allentown
(Pa.) Democrat says with reference to who pub?
lishes this paper, that the "simple fact in regard
to this matter is, the money to establish it was
furnished by Boric, of Philadelphia, one of the
members of Grant's Cabinet?Secretary of tho
Navy. It is edited by men holding official posi?
tions under Grant, in Washington and New York;
and one of the members of his staff is the man?
aging editor. And more, this paper, the Imperi?
alist, that is now advocating the entire abrogation
of even the forms of Republican Government on
the continent, and the crowning of an Emperor,
has within tbe past few woeks been recognized as
the official organ of the Grand Army of the Re?
public, a Radical soldier organization, whose chief
is John A. Logan, Radical member of Congress
Execution of a Neoro M leb eh eh.?At Darling?
ton, S. C, on Friday last, Cyrus Coachman, a ne?
gro, convicted of the murder of ?; merchant,
Robert P. Suggs, near Florence, on tho 10th of
January last, suffered the extreme ponalty of the
law. This criminal confidently antici pated that he
would be rescued by his brethren of the Union
League, saying, early in the morning.. "I do not
think I'll be hung, as I belong to a league, the
members of which arc sworn to protect each other,
and I do not belive they will let roe be hung."?
There was great excitement among the negroes of
the neighborhood, and fears were entertained that
an effort would be made by them to rescue the
prisoner, but no interference was attempted. The
Sheriff and most of the officials who acted on the
occasion were negroes.
OfB Nobthwebt Passage?"All Rail."?From
Charleston via Aiken, Edgefield, Abbeville, Ander?
son (200 miles), to Knoxville, Tcnn., (190 miles)
thence via Knoxville and Kentucky Road, and
Knoxville Branch of Louisville aud Nashville Road
to Losisvillc (2.70 miles) total,655 miles. Reaching
the Ohio River, a short air line from Charleston,
at a large and growingSouthern city, complete the
"Rabun Gap Rond," and Louisville and Charleston
dcvelope at once into close business relations. As
Baltimore is to Cincinnati, so will Charleston bo to
the great City of Louisville, and the adjacent coun?
try next of the Ohio River. The Blue Ridge Road
must be pushed energetically forward.?Charleston
John C. Calhoux and T. J. Rouertsox.?Tho
following pointed anecdote, says the Charleston
News, comes to us from Columbia:
A. S. Wallace, collector of internal revenue,
was talking a few days ago, at Hope's corner, ex?
patiating on the worth, patriotism and abilities of
our distinguished; Senator, Tom Robertson.
"Yes, gentlemen," said he, "lie haB done more
for the State than any man ever did before ; he
has done more in two months than John C. Cal
houn did in sixteen years " An Irishman passing
it the time, hearing the remark, turned and said
"Ye are right, be Jabers?he gave us a nagcr
? A letter from Chief Justice Chase, receivod
here, gives a flattering account of the improved
condition of South Carolina. He says (lie people
s.re fast recuperating from the effects of the war,
s.nd, if permitted, would soon be thriving and
prosperous. He and his daughter have teen trea?
ted overy where with the greatest respect and kind
was.?Ar. Y. Ucrald.
SPEECH OF EX-PBESIDENT JOHNSON AT GAL
Gaxlatih, Tikn., June 8.?The appointment of
ex-President Andrew Johnson to speak in this
place to-day attracted by far the largest multitude
of yeomanry that has come together in this portion
of the State since the war.- At an early hour this
morning every road centreing here was lined with
vehicles, all tilled with the hardy sons and fair
daughters of Sumner and her sister counties. The
town was literally alive with the human caravan,
and when it had- moved on- to the spacious fair
grounds, about one mile distant, the scene was one
that vividly recalled the good old days of '44,
when Democracy and Whiggery battled in gener?
ous rivalry for the political mastery. Every part
of the vast area at and near the fair grounds was
crowded, and the'people vied with each other in
the maintenance of good order. A most favorable
sign of returning amity was the presence of an
unusual host of colored people.
Whils the concourse was gathering, it became
known for the first time that tho distinguished
orator'of the occasion, Mr. Johnson, had been se?
riously indisposed all the previous night, and that
' he would be unable to reach the fair grounds at
the hour designated?11 o'clock A. M. This caus?
ed- much disappointment to all, but it was but tem?
The eagerness of the assemblage for a speech
was gratified to a pleasant extent by Hon. Joseph
Fowlerr United States Senator. He occupied the
time before the arrival-of Mr. Johnson in an ad?
dress-replete with wholesome truths, sound argu?
ment, statesmanlike conclusions. It was in the
main a review of the cotemporaneous politico-war
history of the Republic, and a defence of the
policy of Mr. Johnson's a iministration. The Sen?
ator also took occasion to vindicate his own record
before the people, among whom be had epent the
most of his days and by whom he had been loved
and honored. In this personal matter he acquit?
ted himself with high credit. He was applauded
throughout his speech, which lasted nearly two
Shortly after one o'clock Mr. Johnson rande his
appearance, amid a commotion of huzzas and other
signs of welcome. On being escorted to the stand,
the ex-President was presented to the audience by
Hon. Bailie Peyton, of this county, who delivered
one of the most beautiful and appropriate addres?
ses of the kind that ever fell from his eloquent
lips. He briefly adverted to Mr. Johnson's whole
public life, dwelling with particular emphasis up?
on his career as Chief Executive of thenation, and
characterizing him as the greatest living defender
of the Constitution. Colonel Peyton was repeated?
ly cheered, and his remarks met with the hearty
concurrence of the throng.
Mr. Johnson, although still suffering from his
recent prostration, endeavored to fulfill his promise
to speak, He had not peoceeded far before he
gave way, and had to call in medical attention. In
a short while, however, he rallied sufficiently to go
on with his address, and by alternately sitting and
standing he succeeded in entertaining the immense
crowd for about two hours. His speech was de?
voted to a defence of his public course at the out?
set of the war and as President of the United
States, to an excoriation of the Radical party, and
to his convictions as to the policy that should be
favored by the conservative element of the coun?
try in order to restore harmony and fraternal feel?
ing and good government to the whole people.
Much of his counsel was addressed to the color?
ed population. He took the ground that both
races roast be enfranchised before there can be
peace and security and freedom. This idea, in
fact pervaded his whole speech, and may be given
us its text. In conclusion, he said he had no place
or emolument to seek, but came into the bosom of
his adopted State in quest of repose from the cares
and struggles of public life, and only asked the
boon of his fellow-countrymen's respect and confi?
dence. He felt assured that the honest historian
in summing up events of the past, would do him
justice, but it was his purpose while he lived to
address himself to the task of asserting his own
title to the good opinion of all classes of men of
the State and the nation.
Altogether, his speech was considered the most
effective lie has delivered since his return to pri?
vate station. The utmost good feeling prevailed,
and Mr. Johnson retired in the midst of deafening
shouts. The ovation to Mr. Johnson will be con?
tinued to-morrow, he having consented to prolong
A grand reception has been tendered him by
the young ladies of Howard Female Institute, of
which Senator Fowler was at one time nn honored
principal Mr. Johnson goes from this place to
Nashville on the train to-morrow afternoon.
Correspondence of the Charleston Courier.
Washington, June 14.
Senator Sumner and other leaders of the Radi?
cal party have been advised by their political
scouts and sentinels that Pennsylvania and other
Northern States are likely to be lost to the party.
The next elections in those States will undoubtedly
go for the Democratic Conservative party, unless
something can be done to excite the cupidity and
the passions of the masses. Radicalism is on the
wane, not because its supporters desire to take a
backward step, but because many of them expect
to profit more from a new party than from the ex?
isting one. The spoils of ibeRadical victory have
been distributed, and there is nothing left to at?
tract partizan support. Radicalism has accom?
plished its professed objects, and will have even
gone beyond them after the ratification of the Fif?
teenth Amendment. Nothing more can be claimed
for the negro allies of the Radicals, and they can
no longer fight on tho same line. Therefore it has
been determined by the party leaders to accept a
new issue, that is, hostility to England, and carry
it as near to a declaration of war as may be prac?
ticable without an actual collision. Ex-Secretary
Stanton is to agitate this subject in Ohio. Sena?
tor Howe is to stir up the foreign clement in Wis?
consin. Efforts will be made to induce Senator
Sumner to harrangue the people of the Pacific
Border upos the subject of the grievances wehave
sustained from England. Pennsylvania will, how?
ever, be the main battle ground at the fall election.
It is to be observed, however, that this reckless and
dishonest and dangerous Radical dodge meets with
rebuke and opposition from respectable Republican
presses. It has been well remarked that "the
party is hunting for sensations to hide its want of
a comprehensive policy for the future."
It ia rumored in diplomatic circles that Mr.
Thornton the British Minister, will soon be trans?
ferred to the Spanish mission. He win be glad,
no doubt, of any change, for his position hers is
without interest or antbority. The statement that
he was disgusted by the marked neglect of the
managers of the Annapolis naval fete is quite true.
He certainly expressed regret that he had accepted
the invitation. No other foreign Minister, with
the exception of tho Danish Charge, attended. It
is probable that no full Minister will be sent in
place of Mr. Thornton at present, and that the
present Secretary of Legation will remain in
charge. If the Alabama negotiation be renewed
and transferred to Washington then the British
Government will doubtless send as ambassador
some one of very high rank and character. But
it will be a long time before any next step towards
an adjustment of the question can be taken. The
Alabama excitement has somewhat subsided in
England, but we have accounts from the Continent
showing that with the English, wherever they are
scattered, the prospect of a rupture with America
is a prominent topic of remark.
All action on the part of the Government in re?
gard to reconstruction is suspended till the people
of Virginia shall adopt the Slate Constitution.
After that event the President will take into con?
sideration the expediency of acting in regard to
Texas and Mississippi. LEO.
? A correspondent of tlie Richmond Dispatch
gives the particulars of the lynching on Saturday
last, at Lexington, Va., of the negro Edwards, who
had confessed having ravished and.afterwards mur?
dered a respectable young lady. The correspon?
dent says : "At 1 o'clock A. M. the jailor?Mr.
Perry?was awakened by three men having another
tied, whom they pretended to wish to commit to
jail. Upon asking for their warrant they replied
that the prisoner was a desperate horse-thief whom
they had just arrested ; that they wished to commit
him for safekeoping, and that they would produce
the papers ia the morning. Thus appealed to, tho
worthy jailor?by the way, one of the most faith?
ful officers in the Commonwealth?opened his doors
to receive the pretended prisoner. He even went
through the Usual search of the prisoner's person,
and did not for a moment, suspect that anything
was wrong until he had admitted the party to the
passage along which ranged the cells. They then
seized Mr. Perry, presented cocked pistols, and
demanded the key to the cell of the negro. He
had' no recourse but to comply with their demand,
especially as he was not within call of help, and
by this time the jail was full of armed mem Hav?
ing thus secured the victi?, they marched quietly
off with him?so quietly,< indeed, that none of our
citizens were aroused?and nothing more is defi?
nitely known save that the body was fe-and this
morning, near Lyle's mill, hanging to a> tree and
pierced by three bullet holes. It is supposed that
about seventy-fire men were engaged in the affair,
and there is pretty strong proof that many of them
?if not the majority of them) were from the adjoin?
ing Counties of Augusta and Bath.
MURDER OP COI. R.W. FLOURNOY, OF GEOR?
GIA, BT A NEGRO.
Our citizens were startled to hear yesterday of
the murder of Hon. R. W. Flournoy, on Tuesday
last, at his plantation, near SaundersTille, in
Washington county. Mr. Flournoy, it will be re?
membered, was the Democratic Representative
from Washington county irr the last General As?
sembly of the State. The sad news was brought
to the city yesterday by M*. Shoates, who furnish?
es us with the following particulars in regard to
On Tuesday morning last Mr. Flournoy remark?
ed to his wife that his stock on the place and the
crops were looking very badly, and that they were
not receiving proper attention. He said this just
as he was in the act of going out of the house.
As was customary with him when going out, he
took a pistol along with him. Soon after he left the
house Mrs. F. heard a shot in the direction of the
field where a negro was ploughing, and sent a col?
ored woman out to ascertain the sause. In a
short while she retwnedr stating that Mr. Flour?
noy was killed, and was lying in the field. The
alarm was immediately given, and sererai persons
hastened to the spot, where they found Mr. F.
lying on the ground, shot through the bead. He
was still alive, but perfectly insensible, Upon bis
arms and hands were numerous bruises and bites,
which indicated that he had just been engaged in
a desperate struggle. The negro who was plough*
ing in the field tells the improbable story that he
was asked a few question* by Mr. Flouraoywhen
ploughing on-that side of the field, and when he
had again nearly crossed it, he heard a pistol fire,
and looking back, saw Mr. F. falling.
The negro was arrested and lodged in jail, at
his story will not bear investigation. There were
the marks of a violent scuffle, both- upon the per?
son of Mr. F. and also upon the ground, and it is
not possible they could have been made within a
hundred or two yards of the negro, and that, too,
in an open fiold, without his knowledge. The
fact is, he and Mr. F. got into a scuffie, about tbe
way things were going on, and in the scuffie the
negro got possession of Mr. F.'s pistol and killed
him with it. Mr. F. lay in an insensible condi?
tion all the afternoon of Tuesday and Tuesday
night, and expired yesterday morning.?Jlacan
Immigrants Coming South.?The agents of the
different steam lines in New York, expect about
6,000 emigrants this week. The steamer City of
London brought 1,100 to-day. Agents of the
Southern Emigration Companies have several hun?
dred engaged to settle on lands in the South.
Ninety persons left last Saturday to form a colony
in Central Virginia, and about the same number for
corrected weekly by 8harfb t pant.
Anderson, June 23, I860.
Cotton dull at 27} to 29; Corn, $1.23 to
$1.35; Peas, ?1.10 to ?1.20; New Bacon, 20 to 25;
Flour, $8.00 to $12.00 ; Oats, 80 to 90.
bt tdesdat evsnino'8 mail.
Charleston, Juno 21, I860.
Cotton quiet but firm, with sales of 25 bales?
Augusta, June 21, 1869.
Cotton market quiet and unchanged.
New Your:, June 21, 1869
Cotton qoiet at 33?. Gold, 30
Bring on Your Dry and Green
WATSON & CO. arc now paying the very high?
est cash price for Dry and Green Hides. Bring
them in early. WATSON k CO.,
9 Granite Row.
June 24, 1869 52
WILL be sold, on tho FIRST MONDAY of
JULY, at the residence of Mrs. Knee, in Wal?
halla, to the highest bidder,
The House and Lot
Whereon she now lives. The lot contains Two
Acres, and is well improved. There is on the lot
a No. 1 Dwelling house and Store, and all necessa?
ry outbuildings, all in the best repair.
Also, a one-half Acre Lot, adjoining tbe above
lot on the East, and another one-half Acre Lot, en
which there is a small building, joining on the
Weit. Also, a three-fourth Acre Lot, near F.
Terms made known on day of sale.
June 24, 1869 52 2
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
By W. W. Humphreys, Esq., Pro. Judge.
WHEREAS, James B. Moore made suit to me to
grant him Letters of Administration of the Estate
and effects of Albert C. Major, dee'd :
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular the kindred and creditors of tbe said
Albovt C. Major, dee'd, that.they be and appear
before nie in the Court of Probate, to be held at
Anderson Court House on the 8th day of July,
1869, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, to shew cause,
if any they have, why the said Administration
should not be granted.
Given under my band this 24th day of June,
W. W. HUMPHREYS,
June 24, 1869 62 2
Livery and Sale Stable,
At Arnold's Old Stand,
Anderson Court House, S. C.
THE following are the prices charged at our
Stablofor Draying, Horse Hiring, &c, &c:
Draying from Depot, per load, 30 cents.
Packages and half loads in proportion.
Other hauling than draying in town, per load,
Use of Hearse in town, $5.00.
Use of Hearse in country, in proportion, ac?
cording to distance.
Horse and Baggy per day, $4.00.
Saddle Horse per day, $2.0O.
Buggy per day, ?2.0O.
Feeding Horse per day, 51.0t>.
Feeding Horse, single feed, 40 cents.
The above prices arc as low as can be afforded,
and will be strictly adhered to, unless underbid,
and in such case, such reductions shall be made as
trill convince the community that we are determined |
none shall underwork us. We ore also prepared to
nur horses at fair rates, and will keep constantly
ob hand horses to bull or exchange for others.
We are also prepared with good horses and
vehicles to send travellers to any point in the
country at low rates.
Parties hiring horses and vehicles will be held
responsible for all damages sustained while in
Remember the place, "Arnold's Old Stand," and
give us a call, and satisfy yourselves.
JOHN CATLETT & CO.
June 24,18G9 02 4
SALE OF REAL ESTATE.
B. Frank Sloan vs. Wm. H. D. Gaillard and wife,
Sally T., et. ?.?Bill to Partition Lands, $c.
BY virtue of an Order from the Court aforesaid/
to me directed, I- will sell at public outcry at Pen<~
dleton Village, on MONDAY, the 19th DAY OF
JULY next, the following of the Real Estate of
Benjamin P. Sloan, dec'd:
Two Yacant Lots
In the Village of Pendleton?one lot sixty feet
front on Main street by one hundred and eighty
feet deep on Broad street, and the other,, the ad?
joining lot, sixty feet front on Main street.
Terms of Sal*.?One fourth cash?remainder
on a credit of twelve monthB, with infcrtst from
day of sale, purchasers to give bond with two*
approved sureties and a mortgage of the premises
to secure the remainder of the purchase money.
Purchasers to pay for stamps and titles.
JOHN W. DANIELS,
Clerk of Court for Anderson County.
June 22, 1869 52 4
?Lager !Beer !
LACFEK BEER containing Copperas, and Ale
doctored with Salt, Lime and Alain, are among:
II* NEW YOKE.
] was astonished that brewers in Now York and
other cities could afford to sell Ale and Beer for
less money than the materials cost me to make a
BARREL. OF BEER !
This mystery has been solved. Tl? above pois
onons ingredients are not costly, but persons in
the prime of life, possessing strong constitutions,
will soon find their health fast declining, and, it
may be, fill premature graves, if they persist inr
using the poisonous compounds named.
I shall continue to make, not a life-dcsbroying,.
So that it may be drank by the most delicate with
out tho least danger.
JOHN C. SEE GEBS, -
Columbia, S. C.
June 24. 1869 52 6
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, )
Bi'ueao or Agricultural Statistics, [?
Columbia, June 15, 1869. J
THE attention of the citizens of the Slate is
respectfully invited to the annexed extracts from
an Act passed at the recent session of tbe General
Assembly, and ratified on the 19th day of March,
1809 ; and their cordial co-operation with tbe offi?
cers charged with the execution of'the law is ear?
The enumeration of the inhabitant is to furnish
a basis for the apportionment of representation in
the next General Assembly, in accordance with
Section 4 of Article 11 of the Constitution, and
the necessity for its correctness v, 11 commend it?
self to citizens of all political views.
In connection with rhis work the statistics of
the agricultural productions of last year will bo
taken, and it is eminently desirable that they
should be returned as fully and intelligibly as cir?
cumstances will permit, as it is expected that they
will furnish valuable data in the future agricultu?
ral history of the State.
An Act to provide for the Enumeration of the Inhab?
itants of the Slate.
Section 3. That it shall be the duty of each and
every person appointed to take the census by vir?
tue of this Act to call personally on the head or
some member of each family in the County, or
portion of Oounty, for which he or they shall have
been appointed, and obtain from sueh bead of n
family or member thereof, ? as aforesaid, the num?
ber of persons contained in such family, and such
other information as may be required and directed
by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Agricultural
Sec. 4. That each head or member of a family
shall, whan summoned thereto by the persons ap?
pointed ander this Act to take the census at his
her or their residence or place of business, make,
on oath or affirmation, a correct return of all per?
sons of whom his or her family is composed ; and
also report such other information to said census
takers as may be required by law; and the per?
sons so appointed to take the census are hereby
authorized to administer such oaths; and upon the
failure of auy person to make such returns or re?
ports when required, he or she shall be subject to
a penalty of twenty-five dollars, tobe recovered in
any Court of competent jurisdiction.
June 24, 1869 52 2
LAND SELLERS !
PARTIES wishing to sell their lands through
us, will please hand in a description and plat of
the same before the 15th of July next, in order to
advertise in the second number of oi'r Real Estate
Record, which will be published in August. The
Real Estate Record will be sent to any parties de?
KEESE & McCULLY,
Real Estate Agents,
Office No. 11 Granite Row, (up stairs.)
June 17, 1869 61 4
THE STATE OF SOUTH CAEOEINA,
IN THE PROBATE COURT.?The undersigned
hereby gives notice to all whom it may concern,
that he will apply to W. W. Humphreys, Esq.,
Probate Judge for the county and State aforesaid,
on Monday, the 19th of July next, for his final
discharge as Administrator of R. R. Owings, late
of said county deceased
WM. M. DORROH, Adm'r.
June 17, I860- 51 lm*
Administrator's Final Notice.
THE undersigned hereby gives notice to all con?
cerned that having fully administered the Estate
of Mr j. Wra. Anderson, deceased, they will, on
the Lfth day of July next, apply to the Judge of
Probate for Anderson county for a final discharge
from their administration.
RACHEL L. BREAZEALE, Adm'r,
B. B. BREAZEALE.
June 17, 1869 51 5
FINE TWO-HORSE CARRIAGE
Donblo Harness Far Sale-.
APPLY AT THIS OFFICE.
June 17, 1869 61 lm
ALL persons having demands ngaiast the Es?
tate of Sarah Burriss, deceased, arc notified to
present them to tbe undersigned, legally attested,
wilhin the time prescribed by law, or be barred.
J. N. BURRISS, Adm'r.
June 17,1869 51 3