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Thursday Mpruing,. July; 8th, 1869.
This number begins a new volume of I be Intelli
ffencer. Four years ago, when ihe country was
jvrostrated after a long and desperate struggle, this
j>aper was revived by its present editor, and went
forth on its mission to enlighten, instruct and im?
prove the little world of reuders gathered about
its standard. How far. that mission, has been ac?
complished, and with what conBistenoy the great
principles of truth-and justice have been advoca?
ted, we leave the reader to judge-. But this much
we claim,' that there has been no truckling or sub?
serviency to- the intrusive clan of greedy adven?
turers now usurping high places in the State, and
::o diminution of true devotion to the highest and
Ibest interests of the whole people. However
lfceblythe duties of a journalist have been per
formed, it baa been the constaut aim of this paper
to enlarge the views, expand the resources and
benefit the masses of the people. In eur limited
6ohere, not much has been accomplished, and yet
we are not without hope that these efforts have
'been duly appreciated. The constantly increasing
List of subscribers assures us of the fact that there
is remuneration for increasing toil and steady pur?
pose. Begiaing another volume?a new leaf in
the chapter of events?we take courage from the
past And will seek to increase the usefulness,
widen the influence and strengthen the character
of this journal. To accomplish these objects, we
need the co-operation and support of every man
interested in the prosperity and advancement of j
our section and country. We look with confidence
towards the people upon whom we have relied
heretofore, and shall honestly endeavor to merit
their good will and friendship. Their generous
nupport through a series of years awakens grati?
tude in our heart, and lightens the labors of edi?
BSf We are greatly indebted to our worthy
friend, Cap*. A. T. Broyles, for the valuable as?
sistance rendered during our absence of two
weeks. The duties were onerous, as we very well
know, but we trust that the Captain found some
compensation in returning for a brief period to
journalistic labor, winch was performed by hini so
ably and diligently in former days. But in this
instance he has conferred a favor not soon to be
forgotten, and we desire to thank hitn publicly
for the kindness.
We bave received no telegraphic despatch?
es in our exchanges of later date than Saturday
last. The cotton market is made up from quota?
tions of that day.
Tbe article at the head of this column,
announcing the beginning of tbe fifth volume,
was prepared for last week's issue, but did not
reach the office in time. This explanation is ne?
cessary, as the new volume began whb our last
36?" We invite the attention of persons intend?
ing to visit Laurens C. H. to tbe card of Mr. J.
Y. H. Williams, of the Continental Hotel, who is
prepared to accommodate the public with elegant
entertainment, and make the stranger fee perfect?
ly ac home. His house is eligibly located on the
Wo are authorized to announce that per?
sons wishing to visit Due West during the Exami?
nation and Commencement Exercises next week
will be passed over the Greenville and Columbia
Railroad and allowed to return for one fare. This
privilege will be extended from Monday next to
Friday following, inclusive. Extra trains will run
from Ninety Six to Donaldsville on Wednesday and
SHE GREENVILLE MOUNTAINEER.
The last number of this time-honored journal
announces-a> suspension for at least six month*.
We regret its disappearance from the realms of j
journalism, accustomed as we have been for many
years to greet its familiar face upon our table.
We wish the editor and proprietor. Mi. G. E. El
fobd, better luck in the future, and trust that the
day may not be distant when the Mountaineer will
again take its place among the newspapers of the
sew HOTEL IN ANDERSON.
TBa* popular, gentlemanly and widely known
landlord, Ool. A. M. Hcnt, of Columbia, has leased
the building known as tbe old Anderson Hotel, on
the northwest corner of the public square, and
will open the same for the reception of visitors
about the 1st of August. The family of CoL
Hunt has been residing in this place tor some time,
but only a few days ago the old gentleman enme
among us to remain, and we are gratified to learn
that he hns succeeded in making arrangements to
open a first class hotel.
DEATHS ix ibis VILLAGE.
Mrs. Es7h?k Be.n5o.s-, relict of Mr. E. B. Be>
so.v, formerly a well known merchant of I'endli
ton, died at the residence of her son-in-law, Dr.
A. P. Cater, in this village, on Saturday morning
last, in the 75th year of her age. She leaves a nu
merous line of descendants and a wide circle ot
friends to mourn her loss.
Miss Carrie Horset, second daughter of Mr.
t. M. Horset, recently of Charleston, but now a
resident of New York, died suddenly on Sunday
morning last, of consumption, also at i lie residence
of Dr. Cater. She is cut off in tbe bloom of life,
and after months of weary illness.
Monday laut was the dullest (?aTeday on
record. One tract of land, containing 27 acre*,
brought $2t)U. The few persons trom the coun?
try loitered iu the shade, and there was a total
abs'-nce of activity in business circles. Saleday
Seems to be Uisr-.-gunled this summer, and there
are numerous conjectures as to the cause for non
attendance of the populace. The most amusing
reason yet assigned is that of an old gentleman,
who declares that whenever a crowd comes to
town, and any of them huppen to get inebriated,
the Intelligencer is certain to note the fact ; and
hence the devotees of Bacchus, being resolved not
to get into the newspapers, maintain a respectful
distance on saledsy especially.
THE WEATHER AND THE CR0P3.
The excessively hot weather continued up to
Tuesday morning, the thermometer ranging among
the nineties. Good rains have fallen in some sec?
tions, though as yet we are not favored in this lo?
cality. At this writing, Tuesday morning, the at?
mosphere is smoky, end cool breezes present quite
a contrast to the sultry weather of last week. The
errops are not suffering severely for ike want of
rain, and relief from protracted drought in a few
days will gladden the hearts of the farmers with
fair prospects of corn and cotton. The wheat and j
oat crops are turning out splendidly, in many in- I
stances beyond an average yield. Tha gardens '
about town are badly in .need of refreshing show- I
CIRCUIT COURT IN LAUREN'S.
The regular term of the Court began on the
third Monday in June, and lasted for ten days.
The term was occupied entirely with criminal busi
: ness, and almost unanimously with offences corn
j mitted against the laws by negroes. Larceny
' seems to be unusually frequent, and the newly en
: franohised are not particular as-to confining their
genius in thin respect, for they Bteal everything
j from a few ears of corn to the largest cow. This
is a serious nuisance, as under the present arrange?
ments of our Courts, the ordinary civil business of
the country is seldom touched. Yet amid all these
annoyances and drawbacks, we observed that tho
ablest and most distinguished lawyers sought to
extricate the negro from the meshes of the law, by
every contrivance known to them, and this with?
out the hope of fee or reward.
The most important case before the Court was
the trial of George Simpson, (colored,) for the
murder of Dr. E. Clintos Shell, in November
rast. This foul crime is scarcely paralleled, and
indicates an almost total depravity in its conception
and execution. Dr. Shell and other young men,
on the night of the 2nd of November last, were re?
turning from the the village, where the Democrats
had met for a torchlight procession. They passed
the house of Dr. Shell's father, three miles from
town, about nine o'clock, and leaving his younger
brother, Dr. S. and his party quitely rode on, but
had scarcely gone 8 hundred yards, wheu a volley
war fired into thom.'and Dr. Shell tell mortally
wounded. He was one of the most estimable
young men of our acquaintance, and was general?
ly admired for his quiet, unassuming character.
Now for the sequel, and to show that murder will
Although diligent search was made on the night
of the murder by the young men who had escaped
unscathed- -another of them being wounded?no
clue to the guilty parties was obtained. The re?
sult of the investigation made by the coroner's
jury was equally fruitless. Several parties were
afterwards arrested on suspicion, but were releas?
ed in a short time. And thus the days, and weeks,
and months rolled away, and the perpetrators of
the horrible deed were beginning to feel secure.
But there was sleepless vigilance on the part of
friends to law and good order, and two or three
weeks ago the plot was revealed, and the aforesaid
George Simpson was too deeply implicated to ad?
mit of a doubt. He held a private and confiden?
tial interview with another negro, on a certain
Saturday night, iu which he admitted bis partici?
pation in the tragedy and gave all the important
particulars. According to his statement, the party
consisted of fifteen, who left the village early in
the night, and through fields and by-paths betook
themselves to the point of rendezvous ; it was at
the forks of the Greenville and Tumbling Shoals
roads; here they lay iu wait until Dr. Shell and
his friends reached that point, when the guns were
fired, with the result already stated. In this con?
versation, George was overheard by respectable
gentlemen, ?,nd upon their testimony he was con?
victed, lie bad the benefit of experieuced coun?
sel, assigned him by the Court?it. P. Todd and
Johu Cunningham, Esqs., defended the prisoner
with zeal and ability ; but there was no defence to
make, as these were his own admissions, and he
could offer no testimony to the contrary. It is v
singular fact, stated by one ot the counsel, that
nut a siuglc person of either race bad - sought to
befriend their client, und they were left without
auy other direction in the case than such as could
be afforded by this poor, misguided creature, who
hid only executed the bidding of shrewder scoun?
drels. The prosecution was conducted hy the So?
licitor, Homer L. McGowan, Esq., assisted by Col.
B. W. Ball and Gen. Sam'l McGowan. The jury
was composed of whites and blacks?they remain?
ed absent only a few moments, and their verdict
was "guilty." On the last day of Court Judge
Vekno.n sentenced the prisoner to be hung on the
tbrid Friday in September next.
A PLEASANT VISIT AMONG OLD AJTD TRIED
It has betn our fortune to spend a week or two
among the friends of our youth in Laurens, and
to enjoy the society of the '-old folks at home"
once more. We mit. hi fil'colums with what we saw.
and heard, and experienced, much of it delightful
to us personally, but in which the general reader
would feel no interest. Let it be sufficient to say
that this brief respite from the sanctum has been
a blessing lo the editor, and that he returns to his
duties with increased devotion and renewed vigor.
Our visit was rendered more than agreeable by the
polite and courteous attentions of the "press gang''
down there, including Col. B. W. Ball, the able
und sprightly editor, tnd Mr. T B. Crews, the en?
ergetic publisher of u:e Laurensville Herald?a
team hard -o bent for true merit und solid worth.
We wish ihiva a thousand years npiece.
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FANCY COSTUME RAIL AT V/ILLIAMSTON.
We are iadcifC.J to the gentlemanly managers
for an invitation to be present at a Fancy Costume
Ball which will be given at Wibiamston on Wednes
day evening. July 21?f, 1869. The occasion will
doubtless b? an interesting one, and the induce?
ments held out should prove attractive to pleasure
seekers. We understand thnt the Hotel is neatly
kept and excellently managed by Mr". SmTEB, from
Greenville, and it is capable of accomodutingscven
ty or eighty persons. The beautiful Spring lot
has been greatly improved, and is now more charm?
ing as a delightful resort than even before. Twen?
ty or thirty visitors already form a nucleus around
which should gather the hundreds now seeking
health or pleasure. We wish thcyoung gentlemen
complete success and a large attendance upon the
TB02 FIFTEENTH AMENDMENT.
We see i. Muted in our exchanges that Vermont,
Rhode Island, Maryland, GeorBia, Virginia, Texa.?
and Mississippi are yet to vote on the Fifteenth
Amendment to the Constitution of the United
Slates, which guarantees universal suffrage in ev?
ery Sinte am? deprives the State of any right to
regulate suffrage within its borders. The votes ot
only four more Stutes are necessary to make it a
part of '.he Constitution, and its ratification
having be>.jn mnde a coudition precedent to the ad?
mission of Virginia, Mississippi ace' Texas into
the Union, these States may be very safely placed
on the side of ratification. But one vote will then
be i.eeded, which will bo supplied by Vermont,
even though the Legislature of Rhode Ldand
should never take any action upon the matter.
The adoption of this Fifteenth Amendment, says
the Wilmington Star, places not only the Southern,
but the Northern. Stales completely at the mercy
of Congress iu the matter of suffrage, which has
heretofore been considered one of the vital princi?
ples of the Constitution.
It seems strange that even a Radical Legislature,
in a Northern Sia<?, would rulify this Amendment,
and thereby aid iu giving a death blow lo that
great feat we of (he United States Constitution
which h 's always recognized the right of a StiUe
to regulate the question of suffruge within her own
But, the sooner the Northern people enslave
themselves the sooner will they realize what they
have lost; and then, perhaps they may aid us in
striking ' r.# fetter* from our limbs.
THE CINCINNATI SO?THEEN EAILWAY.
The recent eleciion held in Cincinnati to deter?
mine whether or not the great. Southern railway
from that city to Chattanooga should be built, re?
sulted in an overwhelming vote in favor of the
Road. For the railway more than fifteen thous?
and votes were polled, and only fifteen hundred
against it. More than half of a full vote was
polled, which shows a great popular interest in the
enterprise, since many persons remained away
from the polls, feeling certain that their votes were
not needed either to carry or defeat the measure.
The fact that under the circumstances so heaey a
vote was given bhows the deep interest and remark?
able unanimity of the people in regard to a South?
ern connection. We are not without hope tha: the
Blue Ridge Railroad, is to be btnefitted by this ac?
tion of the Cincinnati people, although the con?
nection with that Road is not so direct or certain
as its friends were led to believe. Yet, the enter?
prising business men of that ciry will not allow
this important link to be neglected, and all the im?
mense advantages of a direct route to Charleston
be lost to their manufacturers and grain-producing
farmers. In the course of time, their aid and as?
sistance must be generously tendered, but it is
highly probable that before that time arrives the
struggles and difficulties of the Blue Midge corpo?
ration will be over. And then, as corporation 3 are
soul/ess, it will require a mathematical demonstra?
tion to induce the advantages and business resour?
ces of this Road to fllow into the channel of trade
lor Cincinnati. Other influences may posuiMy
gain the ascendancy, and much be lost to the deni?
zens of Porkopolis. We will abide the result.
THE AIR LINE RAILROAD.
The proceedings of the Town Council, publish?
ed in another column, indicates the feelings and
purposes of our citizens respecting this enterprise.
We are prepared to discharge every duty incum?
bent upon us as citizens when the proper time
arrives, and the courteous hospitality extended to
Col. Sage and his corps of engineers only feebly
expresses the real interest felt in everything rela?
ting to the Air Line Railroad. But we must not
be idle or slothful in watching the process of move?
ment elsewhere to secure tbe location of the Road.
The people of Greenville and Spartanburg, we are
assured, really believe that their efforts will gain
the location of the Road through their county
sites, and it is necessary to keep pace with .hese
efforts, and indeed to checkmate their final con?
summation. This can only be done by prompt,
vigorous und liberal measures at the most propi?
We understand that Col. Sack and party have
been engaged in surveying the route from this
place to the Savannah River, but we have not
learned anything definite as to their progress.
STATE AND COUNTY TAXES.
An advertisement of the County Treasurer no?
tifies tax payers that his office will be open on and
after the 15th instant, for the purpose of receiv?
ing the State and County taxes for the year 1868.
After the 28th of August, the penalty of twenty
per cent, will be added, and with this addition the
faxe?; may be paid until the 18th of November,
when the books will close and executions will is?
sue r.gainst all delinquents. It behooves, every
citizen, therefore, to make payment before the
penally is added. The State lax is 75 cents on
the $100.00 : County tax, 30 censt en the ?100.00 ;
Poll tax, $1.00. According to a recent decision of
the Attorney General, Stale bills receivable are
not lawful tender in payment of County taxeit, and
hence tax payers should bear in mind that they
must, provide enough greenbacks to settle that
score. The State Board of Equalization, it will be
remembered, added fifty per cent, on the valuation
of rual estate in this county. This fact will aug?
ment: the amount to be paid, and, our peoplemust,
be prepared to meet exhorbitant demands upon
W? condense from the published notice of Rev.
A. B. Stephens, Presiding Elder, the following in?
formal ion for our Methodist friends: Quarterly
meetings will be held at the following times and
places?Anderson Circuit, August 21st and iiiid, at
Ruhamah : Pendleton Circuit, Asgust 28th and
29th, at Sandy Springs; Willramston Circuit, Sep
ternber 4ih and 5th ; Pendleton Colored Circuit,
September 11th and 12th at Wesley's Chapel.
The District meeting for Greenville District,
South Carolina Conference, will be held at Ander?
son C. H., commencing on Wednesday evening,
September loth, and continuing until Sunday the
19th, inclusive. The opening sermon will be
preached by Rev. John M. Carlisle. Bishop
Wtr.htman isexpecled to preside. All officers of
ihc Church in this Conference District are affec?
tionately solicited to be present at the beginning
of the meeting. The Board of District Stewards
are requested to meet Mr. Stephens at the Metho?
dist t'hurch in this place on Friday, 17tli of Sep?
4 The XIX Ckstitrt."?Jclt Nhmbeb.?We
have received the July number of this sparkling
Southern Muni lily, and find not an uninteresting
page between its covers. Old soldiers of both ar?
mies will be especially pleased with Confedeinfe
Reminiscences of the War. which are written in no
sectional spirit. The "Adventures of Blockade
Runners" is a new and attractive field of literature.
All will read with pleasure the tales of Vishnu Sar
min, which embody Sanscrit Wit and Wisdom:
while the articles on Duels and Dueling. Intellect?
ual Growth in the Southern Stales, the tale from
the Old Lawyer's Portfolio, the Talmud, the racy
Editorial, the Scientific and Agricultural Depart?
ment, the "Dishes and Spoons" for ladies, the
Jumble of Sense and Nonsense, and lastly, the
funny caricatures of South Carolina mililia, en?
titled "Scoit's Tactics?Revised Edition?Primed
in Colors," presents as rare and varied a table of
contents as is to be found iu any magazine of the
"The XIX Century" may be found at the store
of G. W. Fast, Esq. Yearly subscription, S3.50.
Single numbers, 35 cents.
A Visrrixo Brother.?Aa editor has been
among us?"Jimmik." as we are privileged to call
him?wc of his old home, where an early claim
upon him is persisted in?the editor of that live
and wide-awake journal, the Anderson Intelligen?
cer. Would he had staid longer; but, no doubt,
he couldn't stand it, striking us in the flank of a
menagerie court. Nigger, nigger, nig?nijtgcr on
(he Grand Jury?nigger on the Petit?nigger up
for murder?nigger up for rape?nigger up for
larceny?nigger dis, nigger dar, nigger every?
where. It was too much for our friend from the
pure regions of white Democracy. He makes but
a short stay, to our regret. But the days were
?i*.de short, (June in the twenties.) Loig live
the Intelligencer, as she deserves, in the hands of
her solid and sprightly editor.?Lauremvilie Her?
? A correspondent of the Charleston New?
men'ions a case of larceny in Columbia, where
the thief Btole OfChicken worth thirty-seven cents,
and the cosi of convicting him of the offence
amounts to $208. This is an illustration of the
administration of Radioal justice.
? The assistant surgeon- and one of the crew of
the ship Ourieux, near Fortress Monroe, died of
yellow fever on the 4?h instant.
? The bonds of St. Louis County Mo., have
been protested in New York for non-payment in
go;id. The holders declined to take currency.
? There is the best authority for stating that
co present Cabinet changes arc contemplated
LATEST NEWS BY TELEGRAPH.
Richmond, July 2.?A barbecue given to the
Walker colored men took place to-day on Vaux
hall'8 Island, ndjoiniryg the city. About three
o'clock, the chain-bridge leading to the Island was
so crowded that it broke, carrying down about,
sixty persons. Col. Jas. R. Branch, a prominent
broker and Conservative candidate for the Senate,
was instantly killed, as was also policeman Kirk
ham, who was striving to prevent the crowd from
rustling on the bridge. Seven- colored men are
fatally wounded. Branch's body was followed to
his residence by a procession ot prominent citi?
zens, and the police force in a body escortod Kirk
ham's1 remains home. Branch was one of the first
business men of the city. A general gloom is
here in consequence of the calamity.
New Orlens, July 1.?The Congressional Com?
mittee, which has been investigating the conduct
of the November elections of this city and State,
consisting of Stevenson, of Ohio, Burdetf, of Mis?
souri. Kerr, of Indiana, will adjourn to-day. The
last wituess examined was Governor Warmouth.
The Committee have been in session continuously
for two months, sitting generally seven or eight
hours daily. They have examined some five hun?
dred witnesses from every quarter of the State,
und embracing five contested election cases. The
most important of the testimony was relative to
the disturbances in the city parishes?St. Landry,
Bossier and St. Bernard. Mucli of it relates to
the secret order known as Kuights White Camelia.
The testimony covers some ten thousand pages of
manuscript, equivalent to two thousand printed
Getttsbchg, July 2.?General Meade in a
speech urged the decent burial of the Confederates.
Senator Morton, the orator of the day, in speaking
of Cuba, said: "She is making a bold, vigorous
and, a? we trust, a successful effort to throw off the
Spanish yoke and establish her independence." He
ulso said: "In the fields bet?re us are the graves
of the rebel dead, now sunk to the level of the
plain, unmarked, unhonored and unkuown. They
were our countrymen; of our blood, language and
history. They displayed a courage worthy of a
better cause, and we may drop a tear to their mem?
ory. The news of this fatal field carried agony to
thousands of Southern homes, and the wail of de?
spair was heard in the everglades and orange
groves of the South."
New York, July 4.?Mr. George W. Peabody
has made another donation of one million dollars
in bonds for Southern educational purposes.
Amotig the bonds are $19,000 iD Louisiana sixes,
$10,090 in New Orleans city sixes, $35,000 in
Mcbilc city five per cent, bonds, $79,000" in Ala?
bama fives, $09,000 in Louisiana consolidated bank
fives. All the securities are first class dividends
and will certainly be paid. In addition he gives
Florida six per cent, bonds, which, with overdue
coupons, amount to a>>out $384,0U0. These last,
like the Mississippi bonds, will require many
years for payment.
ITEMS-EDITORIAL AND OTHERWISE.
? Gen. A. C. Garlington, of Newbcrry, intends
removing to Atlanta, Geo.
? Mrs. Nancy Jones, aged 83 years, recently
died in Edgetield District.
? Wells, Fargo & Co. have shipped $1,000,000
overland since the opening of the Pacific Railroad.
? Smallpox has broken out at Albany, N. Y..
and the Board of Health recommend a general vac?
? The Emperor of Russia has sent a small field
piece to Gen. Grant, on which arc engraved the
names of his victories.
? Hon. George W. Olark has- been appointed
Collector of Customs for the port of Charleston,
vice A. G. Mackey, removed.
? A meeting of the officers of Southern rail
roads will be held in Columbia on (he loth instant,
to arrange schedules and other important matters.
? The work on the State House in Columbia is
rapidly approaching completion, and will proba?
bly be ready for the Legislature at the next ses?
? The Supreme Court of North Carolina has
given a decision, in which all thejudges concurredi
affirming the validity of bonds given during the
war for the purchase of negroes.
? It is rumored thntt Attorney-General Hoar in?
tends lo resign his office, and that the President
hns signified his intention of selecting his succes?
sor fromlbe Slate of Pennsylvania.
? The son of Henry J. Raymond is to be the fu?
ture editor of the New York Times. He is said to
be a young man of great promise and a first-class
? Florida, it is asserted, contains over seven
millions acres of land lying along the coast from
Indian River to Cape Sable, admirably adapted to
the cultivation of coffee.
? The small grain crop just harvested in New
berry District, S. C, is the finest and best ever be?
fore grown. The wheat will compare favorably
with that of Maryland and Virginia.
? The Greenville Mountaineer records the
suicide of Mrs. Joel Charles, in the vicinity of
Grove Station, by cutting her throat with a knife.
Physical derangement is supposed to be the cause
of this sad termination of life.
? The New York Sun is out for Mr. Colfax as
next President, and wishes the fact noted so that
there be no controversy hereafter on the point,
and that it may receive all the benefit of the pro?
? Many citizens of South Carolina refuse to
pay their State tax, on the ground that it is an il?
legal imposition, even according to the present
Constitution and laws of South Carolina. The
question will be carried into the Courts.
? The Edgefield Advertiser learns that on tho
27th ultimo, on Big Creek, near Saluda river,
John A. Garrett was shot and killed by Thomas
W. Bleasc. It was an old difficulty, and the de?
ceased had pursued Blease with evil intent for
some time previous. On Sunday morning he en?
tered Blcase's piazza, deported himself fiercely and
nngriiy, and finally drew a knife, whereupon Blease
shot him as above stated.
? The Edgefield Advertiser says: "A painful
occurrence took place lately in the section lying
between Bethlehem und Rocky Creek Churches.
On Saturday, the 19th instant, two young men,
named Robert Powell and Robert Quarlcs, some
eighteen or nineteen years of age, went out shoot?
ing ; and while Quartes was walking in front of
Powell, bearing upon his shoulder a loaded rifle,
the rifle went off accidentally, shooting young
Powell through the head5. The latter lingered un?
til the following Monday, when he died."
? R. K. Scott, Governor of South Carolina, and
Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Blue
Ridge Railroad, has advertised for proposals from
contractors to complete the road from Anderson,
South Carolina, to Knoxville, Tennessee, a dis?
tance of one hundred and fifty-two miles. Pay?
ment for the work is to be made in the seven per j
cent, first mortgage bonds of the road, principal
and interest payable in coin, and guaranteed by
the State. Proposals will be received until the
righth of this month. '
For the Anderson Intelligencer.
Equality, S. C, July 3, 1869.
Mr. Editor: I had the pleasure of attending the
Examination and Exhibition at Thalian Academy
on the 1st and-2nd inst.- The first day was ta:ken
up in the examination- of the lestr advanced class?
es. The examination Was-conducted for the most
part by the Principal of the Academy, Rev. Mr.
j Kennedy, in the presence of the Trustees and
j spectators. The examination was rigid, especially
in grammar and arithmetic, and may be regarded
as a fair criterion of the faithfulness of the teach?
er, and the thorough training of the' scholar.
The principles which lie at the foundation of each
of those sciences were thoroughly applied in the
examination, and the pupils revealed that they
had not learned their lessons, parrot-like, to be
recited for the occasion?1, but were well rndoctrina
ted in the rules of each of those studies and their
application. There is a common opinion abroad
in our country that the female sex* are not the
equal of the male in the acquisition of tbe more
abstruse sciences?such as arithmetic and mathe?
matics?but tlw performances of the girls on
both days in arithmetic, especially in fractions
and decimals, showed that they were not behind
any others of similar experience in the working
of these difficult rules. The infant class, (if I
may so call it,) composed of bovs and girls, did
themselves great credit in the exercises of read?
ing and spelling on the first day. Especial atten?
tion is given by the teacher to the spelling of all
the scholars, large and small.
On the second day the time was taken up in the
examination of the more abvanced classes?arith?
metic, grammar, philosophy, rhetoric, analysis,
algebra and geometry. While I may truthfully
say that the classes in each of those branches
sustained themselves creditably, the performances
in algebra and geometry were excellent.
About three o'clock on Friday, the Auderson
Brass Band arrived, and evidently produced quite
a sensation among the pupils. Their minds seem?
ed to be instinctively turned to the popular exhi?
bition at night, which was to close the programme
of the occasion. By the hour of twilight there
were hundreds of bright and happy faces who had
collected to enjoy the entertainment. Cupid's
darts seemed to be playing thick and fast, and
many a stricken one will go mourning and weep?
ing for many days, unless the fair and loved one
shall deign to speak the blissful word.
The exercises were introduced by the delivery
?of an excellent salutatory by T. S. G. The ad?
dress was well adapted to the occasion, and did
credit to the genius of the speaker. Little John?
nie R. and Walter B., aged respectively about 10
and 12 years, led off with two excellent speeches,
very well delivered for boys of their age. Then
folowed other speeches by the larger boys, inter?
spersed with the mirth-provoking charades, which
added interest and life to the ocsasion. During
all the performances, which continued until a late
hour, ih? Anderson Brass Baud discoursed the
most exhilarating music. The visit of the Ander?
son Brass Band to old Thalian will long be re?
membered with feelings of pleasure and gratitude
by both students and citizens.
The spceche generally were well delivered, but
there were two or more which were pecu.iurly im?
pressive, from their adaptedness to the times.
The one delivered by P. A. W. on the state of the
country, caused a feeling of deep sorrow lo course
tbe bosom, as the speaker so truthfully and graph?
ically depicted the downfall of the Constitution.
The other, by P. W. H., also touched upon the
same point, and from the impressiveness of the
speaker, touched a chord in the hearts of the au?
A word as to the Charades. Without stopping
now to discuss the propriety of such exhibitions,
as innocent and popular amuscmeats, impressing
on the heart of youth a laudable ambition to ex?
cel in their appearance before the public, and
showing up to the popular gaze the errors of a
depraved public opinion in a ridiculous light, we
mt>y say in justification that a?
"Little nonsense now and then,
Is relished by tbe wisest men,"
Is a truth which cannot be denied. Hence there
seems to be a public necessity for such exhibi?
On the occasion referred to, all of the charades
were exceedingly mirthful and impressive, partic?
ularly tbe pieces representing the Fi eedmen's Bu?
reau and the establishment of a "Union League"
away down South. The arrival of Capt. Skowhe
gan, a^carpet bagger, in the neighborhood?the
Socking of all tbe negroes in the vicinity, to the
neglect of their daily work?their first interview?
the organization of the League, together with
their dispersion by tli3 "Ku Klux." the exhibition
of all these various scenes in life-like pictures,
must be seen to be appreciated. Suffice it to say
th?t they brought down the audience in roars of
laughter. But the crowning exhibition of all
was, perhaps, "Old Bob Ridley," in his first
ecstacies ot freedom, with his carpet-bag on his
back, singing and rejoicing as he travels "away
down to Slab Town to git his edification." Nodi
iug could have exceeded this master piece of fun
and merriment by our Anderson friend, Mr. F.
It is but just to say that the interest and effect
of these performances were greatly heightened by
the timely assistance of ouf young friend. Mr. J.
II. M., of Claremont Academy, tiood order pre?
vailed during the protracted performances, and no
signs of weariness on the part of the delighted
audience. There was but oue druw back to ihe
enjoyment of the occasion, and that was tbe fail
ure of Col. Wilkes to address the students, as he
had been invited and agreed to do. No doubt
there was a good reason lor the failure.
The exercises of the Academy will be resumed
on Monday, 19th inst. R.
For the Anderson Intelligencer.
Plbasa.nt Bomb, S. C, Jnly 5, 1869.
Mr. Editor : Since our nole of June 7th, we
have had the pleasure of perambulating the coun?
try more extensively, and as usual we uoticed the
farms and people where we went. We take great
delight in looking over a good farm, and listening
to the ideas of those who tend them. There is a
wise and elemental order in the farmer's business.
His work runs in the eternal grooves of nature,
and he thus becomes, not like the artisan, a spoke
in the. wheel, but a segment in tho great cycle of
the scasous. Agricultural science is more honor?
ed and better cultivated in Anderson now than it
ever was before. The prosperity of a country is
assured when these homely, solid topics engross a
large measure of the attention they deserve.
It was our intention not to use any persona?
tions in this article, but while passing around we
noticed the splendid farm of Mr. A. N., nerr
HopcweH Church, and uinong many other things
worthy of note, was soue bearded wheat, which
his son informed us was ever tree from rust. He
is u very successful fanner?uses Peruvian guano
us a fertiliser, plows deep and olten, and there?
fore gathers an abund.tnt crop each year. The
fanners arc through saving their wheat. Gentle?
men of age and experieuce in tanning tell us the
crop never was better. Threshing is going on,
und garners are till ng up fast. The past week
was u tine one for the husbandman, whose heart
was rejoiced by warm, growing weather; the
effect upon the corn und cotton was indeed cheer?
ing, and the array cf croakers considerably lees*
cried. We saw many nice farms and beautiful
gardens on the Greenville mad as far up as wer
went. The watermelon crop is quite promising,
I We were conducted through several patched
I where the"young raelifiB lay thick on the ground?
, some of them half grown. They will soon be
! ripe, and then We are persuaded in our own mini
j the owners of said pntches will be sure toTenfenr
ber the Editor, and afurwards remember us.
One night we enjoyed a rich treat, indeed, id
the way of music on the piano. The owner of
the piano is a young lady of rare musical talend
and brillir.nt performance; and under the magio
of her touch, its rich mellow tones have charmed"
the cars of hundreds?we might say thousand's
without exaggeration. Often and again have the'
wild, irregular, but magnificent melodies of the
grand old instrument thundered from its keys Ur
thrill the senses by their wonderful beauty. The*
bride has listened to its merry marriage peals?
the gay and lively have moved before i< tv grace?
ful airs of the dance?the patriotic have been de?
lighted with its martial tones"during the struggle
for "the lost, cause," and mourners have wept
over its solemn requiems. And we know, with?
feelings of assurence, that one who was raised iu.
the'"Empire State of the South" was made to feet
that it was good to be there that evening. Since*
then we have had very pleasant reflections, ami
feel proud that we are now a citizen of the Pal?
metto State. OCCASIONAL.
THE AIR LINE RAILROAD.
Anderson, S. C, June 30, 18691
At a meeting of the Town Council of Anderson1
held this day, the following resolutions were unan?
Resolved, That the Town Council and citizens of
(he Town of Anderson have heard with great sat?
isfaction of the approach of a Corps of Engineers,
under the direction of Maj. 13. Y. Sage, engaged
in making the survey necessary to the location
aud construction of the Air Liue Railroad.
Resolved, That the citizeus of the Town and
County of Anderson stand ready to render to the
Air Line Railroad Company at the proper time,
and when called upon to nc in the premises, a If
the material and other aid in their power that can
be justly expected of them ns residents on the
line of this great contemplated railway.
Resolved, That the hospitalities of the Town be
extended to Maj. D. Y. Sage and his assistants
whilst remaining in our vicinity.
Resolved, That a committee of three, consisting
of Warden:) Humphreys, Borstel and Nardin, wait
upon Maj. B. Y. Sage, and present him with a
copy of th.'se resolutions, and complete all neces?
sary arrangements, and that these resolutions be
published in the Anderson Intelligencer.
JOHN B. MOORE, Intendant.
W. H. Nardin, Clerk of Council.
corrected weekly bt 8habfh k TAUT.
Anderson, July 8. 1869.
Cotton market quiet at 29 to 31 ; Corn, $1.35
to $1.40: Peas, $1.15 to $1.25; Bacon, 20 to 25;
Flour. $8.00 to $10.00 ; Wheat $1.50 to $1.75 ;
Oats, 80 to 90.
BT T?ESDAT EVENING's MAIL.
Charleston, July 3. 1869.
Cotton quiet but firm; middlings, 83.
New York, July S, 1869.
Cotton quiet, with sales of 900 bales, at 34j.
TO HOUSE BUILDERS,
SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by .
Levy Burriss, Rock Mills, and John B. Watson,
Anderson C. H.. until Saiurdny 12 o'clock, the
17th inst.. for the building of a house for public
worship for the Church at Bethesda, six miles
southwest from Anderson Court House, on the
Booty's Ferry Road. Specifications of sa?d house
can be seen by calling on either of the above.
LEV! BUR RISS, Chairman.
John B. Watson, Secretary, pro tern.
July 8, 1809 2 2
Laurens C. IT., S. O.
THE subscriber takes pleasure in annooscirng'
to his friends and public genera ly, that be has
opened a Public House in the building known as
the Smith Building. Having repaired, refitted
and furnished the House anew, ''ie subscriber feels
rconfident that be is prepared to give satisfaction:
to all who may favor him witii their patronage.
The Table will at all times be supplied with the
very best the market affords, and attentive ser?
vants will be iu readiness to serve all guests.
In connection with the Hotel will be found s
first class Sample Room, where all the favorite
brands of Ales, Wines, Liquors, Cigars, fcc, may
The patronage of the public respectfully solici?
ted. J. Y. H. WILLIAMS.
Jury 8, 1869 '2 8m*
COUNTY TREASURER'S OFFICE,
NO. 7 BRICK RANGE,
Anderson C. H.. S. C ,
July 5th, 1869.
THE office of the County Treasurer will be
opt n for the collection of the State and County
Ta.ics for the year 1808. from the 15th day ;f Ju?
ly to the 28th day of August. After which time,
20 per centum wili be added, and the office will
be kept opcu for collecting, with the ?penalty, un-.
til the 18th day of Noveinhcr, utter which time
the delinquent Taxes will be collected by due pro?
cess Of lk'.W.
State Tax, 75 cents on the $100.
County Tux, 30 cents oa tho $100.
Poll Tax, $!.
July 8, 1869 2 2
BY virtue of writs of Fiera Facias to me directed,
I will expose to sale ou Suleday next, at Anderson
C. H., within the usual hours of sale, the following
property, to wit:
One Tract of Land, containing 800 acres, more
or less, cn waters of Mountain creek, adjoining:
lands of M. J. Dean, Z. Gentry and others, levied*
on as the property of J. T. Dean, at the suit ofi
Mary R. Sloan, Adm'r.
Terms Cash?purchasers to pay for titles anrli
July 5, 18G9 2
THE STATE OF SOUTH C-lROEUfA^
IN THE PROBATE COURT.?THe undersigneti
hereby gives notice to all whom it may concert^,
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 bis
discharge as Administrator of R. R. Owings,. late
of said county deceased.
WM. M. DORROH, AdmV.
June 17, 1869- 61 lm*
ALL persons indebted to Bewley, Keese & Co.,
and Keese & McCully. will please come forward
and'close their accounts by cash or note. Cash ;is
preferred, as we need money,
KEESE & McCULLY
.-. Jnne -0, I860 50 2m