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Thursday Morning, March 17th, 1870.
John T. Sloan, jr., is the regular author?
ized agent in Columbia to solicit advertisements
and procure subscriptions for the Intelligencer.
OTJS STATE EXCHANGES.
The Chester Reporter has made its appearance fn
an enlarged form and printed in the best possible
style. We congratulate our friends upon their re
appearancj in'the newspaper world.
We are glad to learn that the publication of the
Marion Crescent will be resumed in a few weeks.
It will likewise arise from the'ashes, and wo ex?
pect in an improved form.
The Lancaster Ledger has recently donned a
new suit, and presents a handsome exterior, befit?
ting its prosperity and good management.
STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.
This body held its second annual meeting in Co?
lumbia last week. Delegates were present from
Abbeville, Charleston, Kershaw, Orangeburg, Rich
land, Newberry and Fairfield. It seems to have
been a pleasant re-union of the medical fraternity.
The following gentlemen were elected officers of the
President?Dr. T. T. Robertson, of Fairfield.
Vice President?Dr. S. Fair, of Columbia ; Dr.
R. A. Kinioch, of Charleston, and Dr. J. J. Waro
law, of Abbeville.
Recording Secretary?Dr. J. Somers Bdist, of
Th-easvrer?Dr. F. L. Parker; of Charleston.
Corresponding Secretary?Dr. F. P. Pobcheb, of
The Association adjourned to meet in Charles?
ton on the first Wednesday in April, 1871.
DEATHS IN OUR HID ST.
A most remarkable scene of mourning occurred
in our town on Tuesday last. It was the burial
of two well known citizens, tind the melancholy
ceremonies of the day were participated in by
large numbers of people.
?Mr. W. E. Harris died in this village on Sun?
day afternoon, after a linger ng illness of some
months. He had been a resident of Anderson for
nearly five years, and was generally esteemed for
.bis kind and benevolent disposition, together with
a faithful discharge of every duty in life. Mr.
Harris was a native of Nor .h Carolina, though his
youthful days were spent i.n tfKs vicinity. His
family removed to Georgia about twenty-five years
ago, and afterwards to Tennessee, from which lat?
ter State- be came back to Anderson early in 1865.
He was in the 45th year of his age.
The remains of Mr. Harris were escorted from
bis residence by the Masonic fraternity and the
Sons of Temperance to the Methodist Church,
where the funeral discourse was delivered by Rev.
W. A. Hodges, before a large and attentive con?
gregation. He was buried in the Presbyterian
churchyard with Masonic honors.
Mr. Jonathan T. Harrison departed this life
at his residence, three miles west of Anderson, on
last Monday morning. For more than five years,
Mr. Harrison has been a sufferer from rheuma?
tism, and has nearly all that time been confined to
the house by this affliction. He bore his gTest
Buffering? with an uncomplaining spirit, and iras
at all times resigned to the will of God. Mr. II \r
son removed from Fairfield to this place about
? seventeen years ago, and has ever been held in
high esteem as a citizen. He-served in the Con'
federate army for several years, and in the dis?
charge of his duties as a soldier contracted the
disease which terminated his life. He was about
45 years of age.
The funeral sermon over the remains of Mr.
Harrison was preached by Rev. W. D.,Beverly
in the Baptist Church, after which the Masons
took charge of the body, and with appropriate
honors deposited in the grave all that was mortal
Of their deceased brother.
THE CHARGE AGAINST DEMOCRATIC MEM?
In its usually flippant way, the Charleston Dai?
ly Republican replies to our demand for proof as
to the charges of bribery and corruption alleged
against the Democratic members of the Legisla?
ture. It cites an article in the Marion Star, in
which assertion is made that there was " a com?
pany of Representatives in the last Legislature
known as the Forty Thieves," compose*! of both
Democrats and Republicans, of which company
" the captain was a Democrat from one of the up?
per counties." A representative from Horry is
said to have belonged to this organization, and he
is alleged to be a Democrat. The sum and sub?
stance of all this goes to show that there were
two Democratic members mixed up in this disre?
putable business, admitting these rumors to be
literally true. Now, this is very far from the al?
legation made by the Republican, and to which we
dissented in the most decided manner, that "near?
ly every Democratic sold their votes iu the most
rottenly corrupt way." Our political adversary
has not cleared its skirts of the allegation that this
sentence was written for political effect, and it hns
not odJaocd proof to sustain itself. Hence, we
conclude that it Accepts the alternative presented
by us, and is willing to be adjudged lo that man- \
ner. We have no disposition to deprive the Re?
publican of such an unenviable reputation in this
We called for proof, and if necessary would
press it to the farthest limit. The Republican re?
iterates the charge, and only hints rather vaguely
that there is a time when it will publish the full
chargo. Of course, we must await its royal
pleasure. As that journal is prone to give advice,
it cannot refuse to accept a little from this dirccs
tion, which is to the effect that its reliance upon
members of the General Assembly as " a trust?
worthy sourco " might not avail in a court having
jurisdiction over offences against tho law to pun?
ish bribery and corruption. We think it would
be prudent in our cotemporary to make a choice
selection of its mombers, therefore, unless it
proceeds upon the old adage?" set u rogue to
.catch a rogue."
We have already stated that no Democratic
?erobere ought to be shielded in the event that
iheso grave charges are brought lion* to him.
Certainly, the honest masses represented in the
Legislature by Democrats would promptly repudi?
ate any man, whatever his station or services, who
would b? guilty of reprehensible practices in pub?
lic life. But w<j repeat that, in our opinion, there
is no justice or reason in the sweeping c harge
made by the Republican, and we shall await the
developments hinted at by that journal wiih the
confident expectation that " nearly every demo?
cratic member " will be fully and completely ex?
onerated from the remotest taint of bribery and
corruption. If there be any number, however,
against whom adequate proof is adduced, none
will more promptly condemn their conduct than
the Anderson Intelligencer, now and always in favor
of official integrity, and an honest, faithful ad
?:.ui8ir?vtipn of public affair*.
LOCAL AND STATE INTELLIGENCE.
I Death c* Hon. W. F. DeSaussure.?The Co?
lumbia papers announce the death of this distin?
guished gentleman, which occurred on Sunday
last, in the 79th year of his age. Mr. DeSaussure
was one of the oldest citizens of Columbia, and
was distiuguished for his learning, abilities, char?
acter and public services. He was an eminent
lawyer, and had served his State with fidelity
both in the Legislature and in Congress. His life
was active, useful and pure, and his death will be
lamented by a wide circle of friends in this and
Behind tbb Times.?A paragraph is going the
rounds of the press, stating that " Archibald
Todd has been appointed mail agent on the Green?
ville railroad, vice N. K. Sullivan, declined." We
observed this item in tho Newberry Herald of last
week, credited to the Washington Star. Now, the
facts stated are literally true, but the occurrence
is about seventeen years old. Our respected and
lamented friend, Mr. Todd, has been dead nearly
ten years, and-the- circumstances of his appoint?
ment to the position of mail agent were well nigh
forgotten until recalled by this paragraph. How
does it happen that such an item of news is now
set afloat ? It seems a mystery to us, and we
would be glad to hear an explanation.
Quert.?We would like to know why so many
boys, without any person to control them, are al
lowed'to disturb the public on almost every occa?
sion. It does see m to us that there arc more boys
in the town of Anderson, engaged in doing as
they please, than any two or three villages of its
size^within the range of our knowledge. We don't
blame the boys, for .they will indulge in their
frolicksome ways so long as they go unchecked.
But we respectfully submit that parents in this
community are neglecting an important part of
their education, which isUhat they should know
their places and not subject older persons to an?
noyance. A little more care and circumspection
as to the conduct of boys in public assemblages
would greatly redound to the credit of parental
The Circus.?The pictorial representations on
the^walls of various buildings around the public
square have already given the information to the
public that Stowe's great Southern circus will
give two exhibitions in this place on Saturday
next, 19th of March. We bave never known a
circus that, did not attract a considerable crowd,
and we may confidently predict that the perform?
ances on. Saturday will be numerously attended.
Of oar knowledge, we cannot recomuend this es?
tablishment as being superior of its kind, but we
take pleasure in stating that the Barnwell Journal
and other cotemporaries give it a good recommen?
dation, and speak of it as a quiet and orderly
troupe The bills promise an attractive programme,
and a large number of performers arc placarded
for an appearance in the various acrobatic and
The New Code.?Everything relating to the
new practice will prove interesting to the legal
fraternity. Judges and lawyers are compelled to
begin anew their studies, and prepare themselves
for the inauguration of this practice. The Charles?
ton Netcs prints the following extract from the
letter of a New York lawyer to a member of the
bar in that city : "I am satisfied that you will find
that this code has anything but a tendency to sim?
plify the practice. It was adopted in this State in
1848. !?hcrc are now nearly one hundred volumes
of reports on nothing but technical points of prao
tice under this very system, and we are still being
deluged with them at the rate of a volume every
three months. This will give you some idea of its
advantages." For the information of the public
generally, and in reply to many inquiries, the
Columbia Guardian states that the new code has
received the signature of the Governor and is now
a law. The State printer will have the code pub?
lished in pamphlet form in a few days, for the
benefit of the legal profession and all others in?
terested. Price, oue dollar.
Buckwheat Cakes.?Lovers of good things al?
ways smack their lips at the bare mention of
them. All good housewives, in search of a tempt?
ing morsel to please paler familias, become skilled
in the art of making them. Children look with
longing eyes to the visions of " buckwheat, cakes
and molasses " rising up before them, as they see
the necessary preparations going on over night.
' And in short, the luxury is esteemed highly in ev
j ery well regulated and well governed household.
I Now, there is no recipe for making buckwheat
eakes to be introduced in t his connection, but we
simply desire to acknowledge the receipt of a sack
of buckwheat flour from our kind and accommuda
ting neighbor, Mr. A. B. Towers, whose supply is
net quite exhausted. He has marked down the
price, and is now selling the article so much
desired at the lowest possible figures. Mr. T. has
likewise on band and for sale an elegant assort?
ment of groceries of every description, together I
with a good stock of dry goods, boots and shoes, I
and other articles too numerous to mention, which
he is anxious to dispose of at the earliest possible
date. Nearly all goods are olFered at eost to cash
customers. Give him an immediate call, and we
will guarantee that you will not go away empty or
The Southern Cultivator.?This staunch
friend and favorite of the farmer is promptly be?
fore us. The current number is filled with the
usual quantity of interesting matter for the farm?
er, gardenor, horticulturist and general reader. It
is truly said that agriculture is fast being recog?
nized on all sides as a science, and all those who
expect to thrive by this honorable pnrsuit should
subscribe for the Southern Cultivator, and works
i of a similar character. Without agricultural
j journals, iu this day aud time, tillers of the soil
must be plodding on in a very unremunerative
way, while their more enterprising neighbors are
reaping the benefits of enlarged and varied expe?
Manufacturer and Buildeb.?The March
number of this periodical has been received. We
have made a hasty review of its poges, and have
no hesitation in pronouncing it a capitul number.
To tho manufacturer and builder, this is a work
of incalculable value. It is embellished with a
large number of engravings, which are highly
useful and instructive to the mechanic. Published
by Western & Co., 37 Tark-ltow, New York.
Terms, SI.50 per annum.
The Freemason.?We have recoivod the March
number of this sterling monthly, published at St.
Louis, and edited with marked ability by Geo.
Frank Goulev. Our Masonic friends are invited
to call and examine this rumber. The price of
the Freemason is two dollars per annum.
? It is proposed to organize a State Dental As?
sociation in Columbia on the oth of April next, i
ITEMS-EDITORIAL AND OTHERWISE
? Samuel F. Wilson, of the New Orleans Pica?
yune, is dend, aged 65.
? The Meohanics Bank of St. Louis has re?
sumed specie payments. It has a circulation of
? The Governor has appointed Simeon Corley,
of Lexington, Commissioner of Agricultural Sta?
tistics, vice Henry Sparnick, removed.
? C. E. Kanapaux, Esq., a well known magis?
trate of Charleston, died in that city last week, af?
ter a short illness. .
? Gen. Morris S. Miller, deputy Quartermaster
General of the United States army, died suddenly
in New Orleans on laBt Friday, aged 56.
? A Washington dispatch announces that troops
will be sent to Teunessee, to aid the revenue offi?
cers in the enforcement of the laws.
? Ben. Godley, a colored man, was hung at
Waynesboro, Georgia, on Friday last, for the mur?
der of Adkins Lewis last summer.
? Baron Nathaniel Rothschild, a distinguished
member of the famous family of wealthy bankers,
died in Paris on the 19lh of February.
? Boutwell has assured Revels that he shall be
allowed to take out his share of patronage in offi?
cial appointments for colored men.
? The Legislature of Virginia has passed the
homestead bill, which exempts two thousand dol?
lars in property from taxation.
? Hon. John W. Leftwich, a member of Con?
gress from Tennessee, died in Lynohburg on the
Gth inst. He' was a native of Bedford county, Va.
? The post office at George's Creek, in Pickens
county, has been re-ostablislied, and Miss Helen
E. Hawkins appointed postmistress.
? Thomas S. Metcalf, a prominent citizen of
Augusta, died recently, aged 71. Fe was a native
of Rhode Island, and had been a resident of Au?
gusta for more than fifty years.
? A rciigious revival is progressing in Cincin?
nati, and over 2,000 persons have been added to
the churches recently. This does not include all
the converts, as many of them have not yet joined.
? Mr. F. C. Brown, of Oconee county, has rais?
ed some good hogs. At nineteen months old, the
lightest weighed 276 pounds?tho heaviest, 304
pounds. One, two years old, weighed 880 pounds.
? The Governor of Minnesota has vetoed the
woman suffrage bill, for the reasons that it was to
be submitted to the women of the State, who are
not legal voters, and that public sentiment has not
called for it.
? The Republicans were successful in the New
Hampshire Election last week, by a reduced ma?
jority. This Slate has voted the Republican tick?
et for sixteen years, and it is not strange that "the
Dutch have taken Holland."
? W. D. Mann, proprietor of the Mobile Regis?
ter, has been arrested on the charge of defrauding
the government, while he held the office of inter?
nal revenue assessor, and has been released on
? Gen. George T. Anderson, of Atlanta, will
probably receive tho appointment of Superinten?
dent of the Air Line Railroad. The numerous
friends of "Old Tige" on this side of the Savan?
nah will te glad to greet him in that position.
? After three night sessions' debate in the Mis?
souri Legislature on the proposition to submitto
(he people the constitutional amendment extend?
ing suffrage to women, the wholo matter was in?
definitely postponed by a vote of sixty-three to
? Gen. Butler has appointed Charles Sumner
Wilson, a colored youth, hailing from Massachu?
setts, as a cadet at West Point. ? What a happy
commingling of names?Butler, Sumner and Wil?
son?in this appointment of the first colored youth
to the national military academy.
? An extra court for Laurcns is ordered for the
second Monday in April. The purpose of an ex?
tra court is to get at the civil dockets without the
intervention of the sessions. The civil dockets
have on them over eight hundred cases, exclusive
ef tlie equity side.
? The Lancaster Ledger learns from an officer,
that the Newberry Immigration Society has brought
into South Carolina since its organization, a little
?vcr a year, five hundred immigrants, mostly from
Germany, and these are now settled mainly in New?
? General John C. Breckenridge, in denounc?
ing, at Lexington, Ey., the men who' belonged to
the Ku Klux as either idiots or villains, asserted
that he was free from any fear of them, and would
readily respond to a summons from the Sheriff as
one of a posse to arrest and bring these men to jus?
? The Jacksonville (Ala.) Republican announces
that a party of men in Ku Klux disguise who had
'severely beaten a negro man near Alexandria, Cal
houn county, and outraged his wife, were caught
during the commission of the crime and stripped
of their paraphernalia, and lo and behold, they
were I've negroes.
? The Philadelphia Ledger says: "It is an?
nounced, on reliable information, that President
Grant has decided not to issue the proclamation,
declaring the adoption of the Fifteenth Amend?
ment as part of the Constitution, until Georgia is
admitted to representation in Congress, aud offi?
cial notice has been received of the ratification by
the Legislature of Texas."
? Gov. Stevenson, of Kentucky, refused to ac?
cept the resignation of Mr. Gollnday as a member
of live House of Representatives, on the ground
"that duty to his State, Iris constituents and his
own honor demands a full investigation of the
charges against him, in relation to the sales of
cadctshipe, by the only tribunal to which he ip
amenable under the ehrcu?stances." How stri?
kingly in contrast with osrr Gwvernor'a treatment
? The New York Herald mtys ; ""Tie carpet?
bagger WhitleiEiore will be satisfied w?lb not a wit
less, it seems, than a re-election to the Bosse.
His opinion is that he was ousted by thcinconsid
eratee action of 'a fow Hotspurs.' The absolute
shumclessness of the carpet-bagger was never more
apparent than in this. No man but of that class
would care to show his face in Washington within
public remembrance of his expulsion from Con?
gress for bribery."
? The New York Herald 6ays: "The State
agent of South Carolina advertises that he will
pay the April interest on the new bonds in coin at
his office in this city. Under a recent law author?
izing a sinking fund, about a million dollars of the
State debt wilt bo reduced this year?the State
treasurer having at his disposal for that purpose
$2,754,000 of various railway seourities, and one
or two millions' worth of real estate, located prin?
cipally in the city of Charleston."
? Although Mr. Golladay (says the Washington
correspondent of the New York World,) who was
not found guilty of selling a cadetship, is denied
leave to send home documents already packed up.
Whittemore is allowed lo use tho franking privi?
lege to carry on his private correspondence and
promote his re-election. The Radicals here are
very uneasy, fearing that he will be re-elected to
Congress by tho blaoks of South Carolina,' which
will present a very serious and embarrassing
problem whether to let bim in er not.
THE FAILTJBE OF GRANT AND THE KNELL OF
The New York Sun, a Republican journal, thus
expresses its opinion of Grant's administration:
. General Grant has been in office just one year.
What has his administration accomplished in these
twelve mouths, and how docs he himself stand to?
day in the estimation of the party that elected
him to the Presidency?
We do not misinterpret the public judgment
when we say that no mun ever chosen to the Pres?
idential office stood so low at the close of the first
year of his term, in the estimation of the leading
minds of his party, as General Grant does. They
perceive that he has a narrow intellect, very good
when backed by a rather firm purpose, or pushed
forward by the resolute will of others, to work
doggedly along upon a plain, straight line, but
utterly incapable of taking broad views of a sub?
ject, or risiug to heights where one mny survey
the ground all around him, and look far ahead in?
to other fields, some of which he may soon be re?
quired tc occupy. In a word, his supporters have
learned that he has not a single statesmanlike
quality for meeting the unprecedented exigency
which has overtaken the Republican party.
General Grant's supporters have likcwisp found
out, after a year of painful experience, that be
possesses not the slightest sagacity or tact as a
politician, and has not the faintest idea of the
method by which parties are to be kept together
and stimulated to vigorous action. This total ab?
sence of skill as a politician is, however, not sur?
prising in one who, while in civil life, during the
stormy controversies of the last twenty years,
took so little interest in public affairs that he nev?
er voted but once, and then for James Buchanan.
The natural result of this all but unanimous
verdict of leading Republicans is, that not one of
them, except he be a recipient of the Presidential
bounty, contemplates the renomination of General
Grant?a judgment never before entered up
against any regularly elected President at the
close of his first year in office.
So much for General Grant personally, and his
aspirations and hopes for the future. And now,
how fares it with his administration? Has it met
the just expectations of the people any better
than he himself has ? The reconstruction policy
was clearly defined and nearly consummated be?
fore he assumed the executive chair. With a plain
path before it, the administration has been vexa?
tious)}* dilatory and shamefully remiss in comple?
ting the work of reconstruction. Every State in
the Union voted for President in 1868 except Vir?
ginia, Mississippi and Texas. The Republicans
swept the field ; Congress assembled on the fourth
of March, 1869, and yet, after the lapse of a year,
Virginia and Mississippi are only just restored to
full fellowship, while Georgia has been partially
thrust out of tho Union, and Texas, has not been
admitted at all. Can this be success, or dojes it
not rather deserve the name of a conspicuous and
utterly inexcusable failure of the administration
to carry through a programme so plain that a
wayfaring man, though a non-political President,
. need not err therein 1 f
How stands the case in regard to our foreign
relations': The course of the administration has
brought the Republic into contempt both in Eu?
rope and America. While the brave, the gener?
ous, the sagacious Rawlins was alive, there was
hope for Cuba; for he had long been wont to ex?
ert great power over Grant. At his death the
cause of Cuba fell into the hands of the pusillan?
imous Fish and the pompous Sumner ; and since
that disastrous hour we have witnessed naught but
base bowing of the knee of this great Republic at
the feet of decrepit Spain. As to the Alabama
claims, they are further from settlement now than
when Andrew Johnron left the White House, while
England views tne dullness of the administration
with surprise and its imbecility with contempt. As
patriotic and high souled Americans contemplate
the deplorable condition of our foreign relations,
they are fain to cry out, " Oh for one hour of Mar
cy or of Seward?"
And what is the policy of the administration on
financial questions, the leading issues of the fu?
ture ? Has it got a policy of any sort? If so, do
we find it in the votes of the sixty Republicans in
Congress, who went with Mr. Marshall lor a
strictly revenue tariff, or in the votes of the eigh?
ty or ninety Republicans, who favored protection ?
Do we find it in the votes of the large majority of
the Republican members, who supported Mr.
Loughridge's resolution for the issue of fifty mil?
lions more of greenbacks, or in the votes of the
Republican minority, who resisted bis proposi?
tion? And what ate General Grant's opinions on
these vital questions ? Does he know auy more
about them than the veriest tyro in political econ?
omy i lias he got a finaucial creed ? If he has.
pray what is it? Can Schenck, can Butler, can
But there are loud and reiterated promises
about the reduction of expenditures. Mr. Dawes
informed the people of New Hampshire that Gen?
eral Grant was in favor of cutting the appropria?
tions down tu the lowest possible figure, aud that
wherever he could see a chance to save a single
dollar it should surely be done; and the only re?
sult of this promise which the country has yet
seen,-so far as the President personally is con
cerned, is the raising of the salaries of his two or
three doorkeepers, and the appointment of two or
three needless sham secretaries on his official staff.
When the people begin to realize that their taxes
are reduced, they will begin to believe that unne?
cessary expenditures have been cut off, and uot
till then. And even when that auspicious bour
arrives they will be apt to attribute this reform
more to their own vehement outcries for relief,
backed by the reiterated demands of the indepen?
dent press, than to the administration's skill or its
desire for retrenchment.
The public debt has been reduced, as it certain?
ly ought to be in view of the enormous surplus in
the treasury, drawn from the pockets of the peo?
ple by an exorbitant and remorseless system of
taxation. When both the debt aud the taxes nre
reduced, the public will begin to feel that the plan
now pursued is not merely a new application of
the old scheme of robbing Peter to pay Paul. The
reduction of the debt, too, shows rather larger on
paper than in fact; aud the credit of all the real?
ly valuable results in this behalf is due very much
to Mr. Boutwell, and not at all to General Grant.
But, after all, one of the m-isf marked and dis?
astrous failures of the administration, in its effect
upon the Republican party, and upoa General
Grant personally, springs from his distribution ol
official patronage. From the members of his cab?
inet and his foreign ministers, all the way down
to the very tax collectors and tide waiters, no
President ever made so many weak, incompetent,
and, viewed from a party standpoint, utterly
worthless appointments* The great majority of
them impart neither dignity nor strength to the
President, his administration, or the Republican
organization, while many of them bring all three
into disnepote. Nepotism, always disgraceful;
favoritism, admirably fitted to excite jealousies
and heartburnings; and incapacity, which breeds
contempt, have characterized a largo class of Gen?
eral Grant's appointments; while many of his
' most favored beneficiaries, though they have been
able to accumulate fortunes, had not the slightest
; claim to the rewards of tho Republican party,
i never rendered it any services ere they took office,
and bave been only a damage to it evir since.
Ami worse than nil, the President has bestowed
some of these offices for pecuniary considerations.
No administration can survive such a waste,
such a venal prostitution of its patronage as tbis.
In short, General Grant has, at the close of his
first year, proved so 'amentahle a failure, both as
a statesman and a politician, that no well-informed
and far-seeing Republican contemplates his re
nomination as a possibility; while a large body
of the party apprehend that his course must inev?
itably break It in pieces before the next Presiden?
?- Though tho Democratic members of Congress
do not evinoc? great skill in parliamentary strate?
gy, and boast fow victories in political tactics over
their Radical adversaries, they do occasionally
say smart things. "Don Pialt " rotates tho fol?
lowing: Mr. Niblack went over to poor Whitte.
more while the matter was pending, and said :
14 I'll tell you, Whiltemore, how you can keep
your scat in spite of them." " How ? " eagerly
asked Whittomore. "Why," responded Niblack,
" get some Democrat to contest it."
W. II. B. Toun is duly authorized to act as
agont for the Anderson Intelligencer and the Rural
Carolinian, and will receipt for subscriptions to
either of these journals,
THE MINORITY IN CONGRESS?IT8 GROWING 1
STRENGTH AND INFLUENCE.
The following rather noteworthy confession is
made in the Christian Union, published in New
York, and edited by Henry Ward Beecher:
The Democratic side of the House is growing
stronger every day. Not, of course, in numbers,
but with the accession of Cox, of New York, and
Voorhces, of Indiana, both ready debaters; there
seems to have been a consolidation of forces. As
a result, more is yielded to (hem by the majority,
and no more days and nights are wasted iu filli
bustering. The country regarded our gag-rule
legislation as a sort of war measure, and so up?
held and defended it; and so long as it was used
alone to carry on the legislative part of the war,
it was well; but it was too dangerous a parly
weapon to play with beyond the days when it was
absolutely necessary. While it would be a nation?
al misfortune to have the control of the House
pass into the bauds of Democracy, it will be a
matter of congratulation when the minority shall
be somewhat stronger ; so strong in fact as to be
able to force deliberate action in all matters, and
to prevent the previous question being made a
party machine for compelling a strict partisan
At present, the Democrats, when they have a
chance, can make a good show in debate. Cox is
sharp, quick and witty. Voorhees is ready, and
has a voice that of itself attracts attention; be?
cause it is such a wonderful relief to have a mem?
ber speak so that he can be heard distinctly and
easily, without leaning forward and opening the
mouth, and setting a hollowed hand behind each
ear. Marshall and Beck are men of ability, and
their positions on committees give them consider?
able weight. Fernando Woe'd, whatever you may
think of him in New York, is one of the best
behaved men in the House, and his bearing is al?
ways what the representative folk dream about be?
fore ih?y come to Washington and see the real ar?
ticle with his feet upon his desk, and hear the roar
that rises in the galleries as if the foundations of
a new Babel were being put in below. James
Brooks would do credit to any Democratic assem?
bly, and Eldridge, Holman, and Randall can hold
their own with all comers in a parliamentary skir?
mish. With the virtual settlement of reconstruc?
tion, the issues that have divided the House so
long, and which have necessarily developed much
bitter spirit, are passing away, and with them iu
a great measure the asperities they caused.. At
no time since the war closed has there been such
good feeling and so much good fellowship between
the two sides of the House as now prevail.
WASHINGTON NEWS AND GOSSIP.
Washington, March 14.
In the Senate, Stunner, in a personal explana?
tion, said Prim had made no proposition for the
sale of Cuba.
In the Supreme Court, Strong was seated vice
Grier, resigned. Chuse decided, in the Grape
Shot case, that Lincoln's provisional courts in
Louisiana and elsewhere were legal tribunals.
In the Senate, Sumner introduced a bill to
strengthen legal reserves of national banks, and
for the resumption of specie payments January 1,
Georgia was resumed. Morton offered an
amendment repealing the law forbidding the or?
ganization of the Georgia militia. The general
bill was discussed by Trumbull lo executive ses?
sion, when the Senate adjourned.
In the House, business was unimportant. An
order from the War Department directs officers on
reconstruction duty in Mississippi to repair to
their homes on indefinite leave of absence.
In the House, the following were presented, un?
der the regular call: A bill to contract the Cape
Girardcau Messonac Railroad; to abolish female
clerkships in departments; resolution looking to
the material reduction ef the tariff, and internal
revenue?the latter received only 27 votes. A
resolution giving Mrs. Stantou one year's salary,
passed. The House resumed the deficiency ap?
Resolutions of censure will be reported against
Butler, of Tennessee, for c.idctship irregularities.
Fish was before the Foreign Affairs Committee
Gov. Holden asks for troops in AJnraance Connty,
N. C., which he proclaims in insurrection. Abbott
and Pool support Ibe application.
? The Anderson Intelligencer recently called up?
on the Charleston Republican to make good its
charres of corruption against some of the Dumo
cratic members of the Legislature. At the same
time the Intelligencer expressed its opinion that the
charge was false and calumnious. We observe
that the Marion Star, a Democratic journal, gives
credence to this rnnior. We have always regarded
oar Democratic members as faithful, incorruptible
and true. If we have been mistaken?and we still
think that we cannot be?no party considers lions
or any olher considerations shall prevent us from
coming out in a denunciation of corruption. Cor?
ruption is the same to us, whether it pertains lo
white or black: to Democrat or radical. In Smith
Carolina, we seek a return to the period of official
honesty and political integrity, and whosoever, in
public life, may fall by the way-side, let him be
? Gov. Alcorn, of Mississippi, has been inau?
gurated. In his inaugural address, regarding
Judges who have the long tenure under the Con?
stitution, he uses the following language : "Our
Jodges must be men of standing, that society can?
not presume to ignore ; they must be learned in
the law beyond their fellows ; men of courage and
of conscience, in hearty accord with the mission
of the men charged with the consolidation, in this
Stale, of the work of reconstruct ion."
MARRIED, on the evening of March 8, 1870,
at the Methodist Episcopal Cborch, Anderson, S.
C by Rev. A. B. Stephens, P. ?., Mr. Jambs B.
Pego, of Anderson, and Mrs. Mary Adeline
Fob an. daughter of John H. Schreiner, Esq., of
Charleston, S. C.
Charleston Courier please copy.
Anderson, March 16, 1870.
Scarcely any cotton offering. We quote 15
to 18 for middlings.
bt Tuesday evening's mail.
Charleston, March 14, 1870.
Coiton quiet?middling 20?.
New York, March 14, 1870.
Cotton firm and closed quiet, with sales of 3,000
bales, at 21 to 21*. Gold, 12.
Pendleton Lodge, No. 34, A.\ F.\ M.\
AREGULAR COMMUNICATION OF PENDLE?
TON LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room on
SATURDAY", April 9th, 1870, at 3 o'clock p.
m. Brethren will take due notice and govern
By order ?f ?ho Worshipful Master.
W. H. D. GAILLARD, Seo.
March TO, 1870 87 9
Living Arch Chapter, No. 21, R.\ A.\M;\
A REGULAR CONVOCATION OF LIVING
\RCII CHAPTER will be held in the Chapter
Room on SATURDAY, April 9th, 1870, at 7
o'clock p. m. Companions will assemble without
By order of the Most- Excellent High Priest.
M. L. SHARPE, Sec.
March 10, 1870 37 a
Belton Lodge, No. 130, A/. Y.\ M.\
A REGULAR COMMUNICATION OF BELTON
LODGE will be held in the Lodge Room at Belton,
S C., on THURSDAY, April 14th, 1870, at 10
o'clock A. M. Brethren will take due notice and
govern themselves accordingly.
. By order of the Wor?hipful Masler.
W. O. ALEXANDER, See.
March 10, 1870 37 8
Executor's Notice of Final Settle?
THE undersigned hereby gives notice that he
will apply lo (he Probate Judge of Ander
sun county or. Saturday, the 16th of April next,
for a final settlement of the Estate of J. 6. Meck
lin, deceased, and for letters of dismission from
said Estate. L. C. CLINKSCALES, Ex'r.
March 17, 1870 38 - 5
ON TUESDAY next will be sold, at the resi?
dence of John H. Schreiner, Esq., in tbi?
village, a lot of fine Household Furniture, viz :
Piano, in good order; handsome Mahogany Ward?
robe, Marble-top Washstand, Choirs, Bedding, Bed?
steads, and many other useful articles. Terms?
casli on delivery.
March 17, 1870 38 1
WILL be sold, at the late residence of Wm.
Webb, deceased, 10 miles north of Ander
sou, on the Greenville road, on Saturday, the
2nd day of April next, the Personal Property be?
longing to Estate of said deceased, consistiug of
Household and Kitchen Furniture,
Stock of Cattle, Wagon, Blacksmith Tools, &c
Terms cash. E. W. WEBB, Adm'r.
March 17, 1870 38 i* ?
Adiiiinistrator's Sale and Notice.
THE undersigned, as Administrator of the Es?
tate of 3. N. Emerson, deceased, will offer
for sale at public outcry on Snleday in April next,
at Anderson C. H., all the Notes ana other evi?
dences of indebtedness due said Estate. Terms
Application will be made to the Probate Judge
of Anderson county on the 15th day of April
next, for a final settlement of the said Estate, and
a discbarge therefrom.
S. J. EMERSON, Adm'r,
March 17, 1870 38 3
Administrator's Sale and Notice,
THE .undersigned, as Administrator of the Es?
tate of Wm. H. Acker, deceased, will offer
for sale at public outery, at Anderson C. H,, on
Snleday in April next, all the Notes and Accounts
due said Es1ate. Terms cash.
Application will be made to the Probate Judge
of Anderson county on the 18th da\ of April next,
for a final settlement of the said Estate, and a
discharge therefrom1. v .
J. S. AGKEB, Adm'r.
March 17, 1870 38 3
MISS C. C. DANIELS
RESPECTFULLY informs the Ladies of An?
derson and vicinity that she has just res
turned with a superior stock of Millinery, in
CHIGNONS, LACES, &c,
After the latest Fashions and Lowest Prices.
Will open at her old stand the 22nd day of
DRliSS MAKING attended to as usual.
March 17, 1870 38 4
MISS MART J. ENL0W
HAS received bcr Spring and Summer stock of
'MILLINERY, consisting of the most beau?
tiful Connets and Hats in the market, Chignons,
Hair Switches, Palpitators. Ribbons, Flowers and
Laws. Also, the latest style of Dresses for Ladies
and Children. Work will be finished in tbe new?
est fashion, and at a remarkably cheap price.
Trimming and re-modeling done in the best style.
Ladies an; respectfully invited to call and examine
her slock before purchasing elsewhere. Thankful
for patronage heretofore extended, a well selected
stock will be kept constantly on hand, ai>d will bo
offered at the lowest possible figures. The placo
can easily be found by calling up-stairs over the
store of Watson & Bro., on Granite Row.
March 17, I860 38 2
WE hereby appoint Capt. GEORGE B. LAKE
Superintendent of Agencies for the Pied?
mont & Arlington Life Insurance Company, for the
State of South Carolina, with authority to ap?
point and instruct Agents. This appointment in
no way to interfere with Agencies already estab?
Letters addressed to Capt. Lake at Edge
field O. H. will receive prompt attention.
LEAPUEART, JEFFERSON & RANSOM,
March 17, 1870 38 5
STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
By W. W. Humphreys, Esq., Pro. Judge.
WHEREAS, Eiiza J. Harris has made suit to
me to grant her Letters of Administration, with
will annexed, of the Estate and effects of Wm.
K. Harris, deceased.
These are therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular tbe kindred and creditors of the said
Wm. K. Harris, deceased, that they be and ap?
pear be*f(?re me, in the Court of Probate, to be held
at Anderson Court House ou the first day of
April, 2870, at 11 o clock m the forenoon, to
shew cause, if any they have, why the said Ad?
ministration should not be granted.
Given under my hand, this 16<h day of March,
Anno Domis-i, 1870,
W. W. HUMPHREYS,
Judge of Probate,
March 17,1870 38 2
SOUTH CAROLINA GENERAL AGENCY,
PlEDMOXT & ABLISGTOX LlFE CoMPAKI
Of Virginia, March 4ir, 187
IN THE COMMON PLEAS?EQUITY SIDE,
ANDERSON, SOUTH CAROLINA.
John L. Williams vs. Mrs. McDavid and husband,
Robert McDavid, John R. Mattison, etal.?iWi
for Payment of Debts, Relief, $c.
IN pursuance of the Decretal Order of the Cir~
cuit Court, sitting in Equity in the above stated)
case, I will expose to sale on the first MONDAY
in APRIL next, in front of the Court House in
Anderson, within the legal hours of sale, the fol?
lowing Lots of Land, to wit:
LOT NO. 1,
Containing 83} acres, situated within or near the
corporate limits of the town of Belton, bounded
by G. & C. R. R., lot oi W. Q. Brown, -Tel
ford and others.
LOT NO, 2,
Containing 14J acres, bounded by G. & C. R. K.,
lots of B. F. Boggs and lots No. 1 and <L
LOT NO. 3,
Containing S9J acres, bounded by land of Ira C.
Williams, G. &*C. R. R. and lot No. 2.
LOT NO. 4,
Containing 8 aores. bounded by lot^of W. C,
Brown and lots No. 3 and 5.
LOT NO. 6,
Containing 5 1-10 acres, bounded by land of Ira
C. Williams, B. D. Dean, A. P. Willingbam and
lot No. 4.
Terms..?-One-third cash, the balance on a credit
of twelve month's, with interest from day of sale,
purchaser to give bond with approved sureties,
and a mortgage of the premises to seoure the pay,
ment of the purchase money. Purchaser to pay
for papers and stamps.
Sheriff Anderson County,
Mareh 14, 1870 38 ? , $/