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Thursday Morning, August 9, 1866.
tic n. Bank? on the Dentil of IJosttr.
Gen. Banks, in reply tc* a letter
which appeared in the Washington
National Republican* from Mr. W. H.
C. King, editor og the New Orleans
Times, explaining the cause of the
New Orleans riots, raes the following
lauguage concerning the individual
Dostie, who was killed during tho
riots in New Orleans:
"I knew him. well.- No country
ever gave birth to a moro unselfish
man, a truer patriot, or a" more de?
voted friend of liberty. He and his
friends were dangerous men to the
enemies of this country. The unseen
band that smote him wad that which
applied the torch to the city of New
York, and by which Lincoln fell.
His death will be avenged; und in
this, as in all trials of good men, the
blood of the martyr* will be the sus?
tenance of the church."
This scarcely comports with the
character of Dostie in the brief bio?
graphic sketch of this barber, quack
dentist, Sec., published in yesterday's
Phoenix. But it is not particularly
to Gen. Banks' eulogy on the defunct
conspirator we desire to call atten?
tion. It is the threat contained in the
last sentence of this note to the Re?
publican. What does it mean? Is it
intended that this war of races shall
be incited, and that the bloody scenes
of the lost days of July in New Or?
leans shall be repeated there or else?
where? This seems to be the only
way the death of this conspirator can
"be avenged." In a speech made by
Gen. Banks in Congress, against the
appropriation for the Mississippi le?
vees, he wound it np by similar omi?
nous language, when he spoke of the
struggle between the oppressed and
the oppressor, that was certain to take
place in the Mississippi country.
There is something startling in
these gi rings-out, and it would seem
from these, perhaps incautious, reve?
lations, that it is the desigu of the
radicals to precipitate a strife in the
South much sooner than was evei
anticipated by those who saw the na?
tural tendency of radical legislation
in all the measures which affected th?
freed people. A more fiendish scheme,
if such be the purpose, never wai
concocted in the nineteenth century.
It will require the utmost vigilance o:
the Government, and the unflinching
"discharge of Executive duty, to bafih
it, and save the land from the scene:
that would inevitably follow even ib
partial success. Gen. Banks miglv
hove eulogized his coadjutor to hi;
heart's content, but when he repeat
his threats right in the heart of th?
seat of Government, in the Capito
and in tho pnblio press, it ia tim?
that people should inquire what i
meant, and endeavor to' find out tin
programme of the intended avenging
Rec lil csa El tra valance.
In one of his recent comninuica
tiona, Secretary Mcculloch took
occasion to remonstrate against tin
reckless extravagance of Congress
He said, ofter reviewing some of thei
most outrageous appropriations, ant
his reasons for remonstrating :
"The mere statement of thes>
facts ought to suffice as an argumen
against any immediate increase of ou
enormous burden of debt and taxation
"It need3 no gift of prophecy, o
trained financial intellect, to deter
mino tho result of a persistency ii
such a policy, for nations like indi
viduals have limits to their re
sources, and nations like individual
may have their patriotism taxed bc
yond endurance. A reduction am
equalization of national taxation has
therefore, become not merely ex pe
dient, but imperative. * * *
lt would seem as if nothing but th
salvation of tho nation ' itself cou!
warrant any immediate iucrease of th
national liabilities or people's taxes.
. Notwithstanding this appeal fror,
the financial officer of the Govern
ment, the faction in Congress nc
only passed the bills then on th
tapis, but added otliers in the shap
of donations of the public lands an
subsidies of all kinds to all sorts c
companies and private corporation!
and had it not been for the veto t
the President, or his declining t
approve them, several bilLs of thi
character would have become law
during the wild legislation of th
last days of the session. It is onl
surprising how the people of th
United States have borne with thi
system of plunder, under the gui?
of taxes-especially tho people of th
great producing region of the Wes
They will not stand it much longe:
They are patient, but we suppose In
in hope for tho overthrow of Steven
. Arkanuu ?nd Tcnnri?o? .
The New Ytek quotesvihe
following pawifcraph from a letter .re?
cently written by Governor; Murphy,
of Arkansas, and refers 4o iV* a?
"At our election, iu August, thc
! rebel element will nave ftiH control,
! exceptiug, perhaps, in u few Norldi
I western Counties. * " " * We
have just heard of the ra tilica ti on of
the constitutional amendment by the
Tennessee Legislature, aud hail it as?
an omen that the measure will be?
come ? ??w." T would Have called *
session of tho Arkansas. Legislature,
-had it been possible to have procured
a quorum, but from deaths, resigna?
tions, and rem orals to other States,
it could not have been had. . I regret
this m uah, aa the Legislature to be
elected will .be chosen .from rebels
who have done good' 'service in the
war." . ; ?
It is something to be thankful for,
that Arkansas will be spared the fate
of Tennessee. Governor- Murphy,
like Brownlow* would, if possible,
convene a Legislature by force, and
hunt up the delinquents and drag
them to the capitol, to pass the radi?
cal amendment, butiic says the mem
I bera can't bo fotmd. ' Tho Mtew York
World is rather amused at the idea
that "deaths and resignations" cou kl
break 4ip an Arkansas Legislature in
twelve months, but thinks the Go?
vernor is near right ..when he talks
about removals to other States. The
World gays that all the provisional
officers have doubtless gone to richer
pastures. The truth ia, we imagine
that the people of Arkansas are true
j to the Constitution and the Uniou,
I and are rather too strong for their ra
j dical Governor.
In Tennessee, there are'somo signs
I of a political revolution, and that be
1 fore long the Brownlowites will come
to grief. It is stated that au injunc?
tion has been filed in the Equity
Court, at Nashville, against the of?
ficers under the Metropolitan Police
law-a radical measure, passed by the
recent bogus Legislature. This ao
I tion is a severe blow to Brownlow
? and his followers. We notice fur
; th er, that there are mysterious rumors
j of an order from Washington, author
j izing the arrest and detention of the
'< reverend Governor, and that this ru
i mor gains credence among well-in
I formed Tennesseeaus. The recent
I Gubernatorial swindle, in reference
to the bogus ratification of the con?
stitutional amendment, is said to bo
the cause of this.
The whole Southern States, and,
indeed, the conservative people of
every State in the Uniou, would re?
joice at the redemption of Tennessee,
and her deliverance from the execu?
tive rule of the man who disgraces
the Gubernatorial chair. If tjift Pre?
sident can properly remove him, it
would be another act of patriotism
that would entitle him to the timuka
j of the country.
A Legal Decision.
The new Attorney-General of thc
United States has had a question of
some interest to thc rejected nomi?
nees of President Johnson under
consideration for some days past,
which was this: Can a person, who
has been nominated by the President
for an office, and whose nomination
has been rejected by the Senate, be
appointed and commissioned by the
President to the same office after
j Congress has adjourned?
This power heretofore has never
been denied to the President; but
Senator Trumbull raised the ques?
tion wliile an amendment to the post
office bill was under discussion.
Hence the reference to the highest
law officer of the Government. We
are pleased to see, by a special de?
spatch to the New York Evening Post,
that he has given his opinion that
the appointments can be legally
made by the President during the
recess. We hope thc President will
avail himself of this decision and
purge the public offices of those who
oppose his policy of restoration and
SALK OF STOCKS.-Messrs. Johu S.
Higgs A Co. sold the following stocks,
at Charleston, on Wednesday last:
$2,713.50 City of Charleston 6 per
cent, stock, $74J? to $75; $i,000 State
of South Carolina ? per cent, stock,
$6'.); $1,000 State of South Carolina
G per cent, bonds, $69; $794 State of
South Carolina G per cent, stock,
$69; 3,500 in City of Columbia 6 per
bonds, $59.50; $1,500 in South Ca?
rolina Railroad 7 per cent, -bouda,
$72; 25 shares Charleston Gas Com?
pany stock, $16.75. .
. A. T. Stewart's dry goods house in
Savannah wiH have 42 feet front, will
be 318 feet long, 90 feet high, and
have six stories.
Th? prompt suppression of the ra?
dical riot at New Orleans, if we
'might judge from the howls of the
press of that faction, at the North?,
must bav? been a sod disappointment
to the revolutionary leaders. There
is no question, from the facts which
have transpired since, that this riot
was a concocted plan of the worst of
the radical party to provoke a dis?
turbance of Che peace, and then use
. it to prove that the "rebellion" was
not yet crashed. Tho purpose wa.?,
if possible, to overthrow the legally
constituted Grovern meat of Louisiana,
re-establish XL provisional Govern?
ment, sud subject the people of thal
State tb ririlitary rule. The prom pl
action of President Johnson, and thc
swift ami sure punishment iuflictec
apon the leading conspirators, hai
frustrate^ all their nefarious plans
and may serve ns a warning to ni
others who ure ambitious of- be
coming martyrs in tine radical canse
And new, the New York Tribune
Evening Posf, and other papers o
that stamp, charge that Presiden
Johnson is responsible for all the IOR
of life which, this cabal, by inilam
inatory speeches and rowdy outrages
brought uprn themselves. Wha
was the intention of these lawles
men, may be learned from the follou
ing reqplutioa. adopted by a mrxo
assemblage three days before tl:
meeting which precipitated tlie riot :
Resolved, That, until the doetriu
of the political equality of all cit
zens, irrespective of eolor, is recoj
nixed in this State by the establish
ment therein of universal suffvag?
there trill ami tan be /to permane,
One of the speakers, who was mo
tally wounded during the riot, use
this language at the same preliminai
The only reliable people, the on
Union people in the South, Mr. Hei
dei sou said, wore "negroes and Ya:
kees." ile preferred a black Unit,
man to a white rebel. The incu
the S*outh, he said, were all rel:"]
the women were rebels, the childn
were rebels, they were all rebels, ar
the loyal black man must put the
down. He would infinitely rath
see a negro representing this State
Congress than a white Tobel.
Other speakers followed in t!
same strain, denouncing Preside
Johnson as a traitor to liberty ai
j tho negro race. It is not st ran.
/that those who thus sowed tho win
reaped a fearful whirlwind-it bei;
remarkable, that nearly all tliowhil
killed or beaten during the suppri
sion 0"f the riot, were leaders in t
movement, which was undoubted
designed to incite a fight betwe
the two races in that city. But t
j prompt exercise of the constitutioi
j power of the Executive, and the
j strumentality of the electrical te
j graph, cheeked this conspiracy a
! prevented a far moro extensive slauf
j ter than that which took place.
CHARLESTON ITEMS. -We learu fr<
the Courier, of Wednesday, that,
the day previous, the steamer Th
dore D. Wagner sailed jvith a 1
freight for Boston, and that her
ture prospects aro bright and pron
The Courier has the follow
j Henry Drayton, one of the colo
' men shot and severely wounded
i the disturbance which took placo
J a Saturday evening in the marl
? about a month ago, died y este rd
j from the effeets of the wound,
i THE CROrs ON EDISTO ISLAND. -
conversed yesterday with a gentler
i from Edisto Island, who gives
most glowing accounts of the cot
crop on the island. On some of
plantations it will fully equal, if
! exceed, the crop of former years,
j Mrs. Hanahan's place, the ha
I commenced picking the 23d of J
j and samples were sent North. <
stalk, which has been brought to
'city, contains 211 bolls. Tho <
; tract system was abandoned by ta
! of tho planters some time ago.
i t ho hands are now employed by
j day. This plan has worked in
j better, and given moro satisfactio
\ both parties.
A VICTIM OF CHOLERA.-A I
j letter of tho 29th ult. says:
; Several eases of cholera havi
i cently occurred in Paris. Ono a
i instance has greatly alllieted An
j can residents. Miss Harbacl
' young lady from New York, win
Wednesday evening, was ridin
? the Bois do Boulogne, full of In
j and spirits, was seized with ein
j in the course of tho night, at the
j tel Wagrani, in the line do Bi
Drs. Trousseau and Boylard
called in, but in spite of their ef
i the patient died in twenty-four In
She was engaged to be married
Mr. Lockwood, "who is now it
Petersburgh, and can only knov
j loss by telegraph.
O a r Dceiti at H taunton, Va.
We extract the following from Otu*
STAXTNTOX, August 1, 18?6.
Rev. Dr. Bachman-DKAB STU: Re?
membering tiie great interest you felt j
in thc welfare of the soldiers during
the war, I have concluded to send you
the hst of South Carolina soldiers
ljuried in oar cemetery, BO far. as L
have made-it out. During ~th'e raids'
on our town, one of the cemetery
books having been abstracted, aud
the hospital books having no record'
of tho removal of the dead, I can
only find cort-tire other ?ames" iy'' '
going to thc cemetery .and taking
them from the head-boards. The
sexton 1ms doubtless mis-spelled' some
of the names, and through the care-,
lessness of the hospital clerks, misv
takes may t>ccur. In sending thia
list, I have a two-fold object in view ,
-first, to haye tire list corrected, in
order to procure the true name, com-*
pany, regiment, State, &e>, of each
one, to be placed on the new head :
boards; -and also by publishing this
list to relieve the-anxiety o? friends
who may be ignorant of the last rest?
ing-place of their lost ones- ' !
* *- * . *
For tho sat refaction of friends, I
would say that we rmvera Memorial
Committee here, which commenced
operations in Ma?eh. We found tho
ground in which our brave heroes
'from eyory State were lying, in a most
deplorable condition-unenclosed, de-'
secreted by cattle and lawless boys run?
ning ovar it, bare- of trees, grass-in
short, repulsive to every feeling of the
Southern women, who thought of those
who wrre lying there. Wc have gono
forward with our work amid many
difficulties, and rr-scued the dust of
our defenders from desecration, and
to-day they repose in a spot pleasaut
to thc eye, aud if we eau raise the
necessary funds, ere winter, trees andi
evergreens aud head-boards will be |
i placed in the grorfuds. v * -j
With high esteem, your friend,
. MRS. JANETTA COWAN.
I G. S. Rusby, Company A. 3d S. C. I
j Battalion, died August 28, 1862.
Riv-hard S. Cain, Company C, ft tl i ;
j Battalion, died SepiemWr 2, 1802". * !
j G. F. Jones, Company If, 2d Rifles, j
1 died November 15, 1805.
J. R. Patterson, Company I, 14tli
Rejriuient, died Mav 23, 18b4.
W. M. Walker, Company C, 11th
Regiment, di<>d September 1, 1862.
Li. G. Anderson, Company I, 23u
Regiment, died September 16, 1862.
J. E. Royce, Company K, 23d Re?
giment, died September 30, 1802.
A. A. RndisiHe, Company A, fit li
Regiment, died October 4, 1862.
Samuel Cook, Conipanv H, 7th Re?
giment, died October 7, ?862.
J. A- Thompson, Company E, 7tli
Regiment, died October 14, 1862.
G. H. Timmerman, Company K,
7th Regimenf, died October 15, 1862
A. P. Flagler, Company G, 15th
Regiment, died October 15, 1862.
J. Hudson, Company M, 15tli Re?
giment, died October 20, 1862.
W. J. Oswald, Company G, 3d Re
-gimeut, died October 24, 1862.
J. C. Rollins, Company A, 8th Re?
giment, died October 25, 1862.
V. Hinton, Company-, Holcombe
Legion, died ()ctober 25, 1862.
W. L. Bauister, Company -, Hol?
combe Legion, died October 25, 186i
S. P. llenrv, Company G, 3d "Regi?
ment, died October 26, 1862.
,J. R. Loustro, Company G, 7th Ro
giment, died October 26, 1862.
1). F. Rojier, Company F, 7th Re?
giment, died October 27, 1802.
F. flinton, Company H, 3d Regi?
ment, died October 28, 1862.
D. H. Bailey, Company C, lutli
Regiment, died October 28, 1862.
M. Stokes, Company D. 6th Regi?
ment, died October 31, 18b2.
R. F\ Green, Company H, 15th
Regiment, died November 1, 1862.
G. W. Brown, Company G. :ld Re?
giment, died November 1, 1862.
R. J. Northworth, Company G. 1st
Regiment, died November 1, 1862.
R. S. McKinney, Company G, 7th
Rigirueut, died November 3, 1862.
G. D. Knox, Company C, 7th Re?
giment, died November 3, 1862.
H. Livingston, Company R, 3d Re
1 giment, died November 3, 1862.
L. R. Robinson, Company I), 6th
Regiment, died November 4, 1HC>2.
X. R. Brannan, Company F, otb
Regiment, died November 5, 1862.
W. H. Cook, Company F, 18th Ite
\ gimeut, died November 5, 1802.
1). A. . 'anghan, Company C, ?ld
j Regiment .lied November 5, 1862.
I j. C. Kuox, Company C, 7th Regi?
ment, died November 6, 1S62.
J. N. Saterfield, Company A, 7th
j Regiment, died November 6, 1862.
Reuben Rrooni. Holcombe Legion,
died November 7, 1862.
E. Rowling, Company E, 7th Regi?
ment, died November 8, 1862.
David Errand. Company I, 3d l!e
ginient, died November 10, 1802.'
W. A. McDowell, Company I, 12th
I Regiment, died November 10, lHO'2.
R. Mcdills. Company R, 17th Ile
giment, died November 12, 1862.
J. E. Estes, Company E. Hamp?
ton's Legion, died November Hi,
F. Shayler, Company D, 15th l!e
ginient, died November 18, 1862.
J. M. Ohesloy, Company G. 3d Re?
giment, died November 18, 1862.
Jj. JP. Smith, Company B, 1st Ue
, giment, died November 18,*1862.
I Sergt. Thomas Rogers, Company
F, 23d Regiment, died November 19,
I A. ,f. Holland, Company R, 2d Re?
giment, died November 21, 1862.
! R. J. Alexander, Company C, 2d
I Regiment, died November 21, 1862.
R. Childress, Company K, 18th
Regiment, died .November 26, 1802. .
jjilias Sarvane?, Company A, 14tb
Regiment, died^November 27, 1862.
James Pricey Company I>, 3d Regi-1
ment, died December 2, 1862.
0. Chesney, Company QT 3d Regi-3
mont, died December 6, 1862.
J." M. Leadholt, Company C, 1st
Regiment, died December 7, 1862.
J: D. Howard, Company E, Hamp?
ton's Legion, died December 12,
J. F. Maw, Company K, 1st Regi?
ment, died December 19, 1862.
i.. Wr- ?. .Hayes, Compapy JV lat
Rifles, died December 28.1862.
J. Dawkins, Company ??, 13th Rev
riment, died December 28, 1862.
A. A. Foster, Company' D, 18th
Regiment, dietl January 22, 1862.
S. Davis, Company C. 12th Regi?
ment, died January 22. 1863.
Li. Li MiteheH, Company C, 1st
Cavalry, died March 26, 1863.
R. B. Hodge, Company E, 16th
Regiment, died April 10, 1863.
W. II. Stoddard, Ccunpaay E, 14th
Regiment, died April ll, 1863.
D. B. Riddle, Company E, 3d Re-*
giment, died April 24, 1863.
"William Arnold, Company C, 14ih
Regiment,-died Julv 1, 1863.
F. R Gardner, Company E, 2d Re
giment, died July lfl, 1863.
H. B.- Crow, Company F, 1st Ca?
valry, ?lied Angmst 13, 1863.
- J. D. Wiggos, Company L 15th
mentr died August 21, 1863.
B. Koons, Company 1,15th Re?
giment, died October 19, 1863. j
John Ga ney, Company D, 1st Re
giment, died March 26, 186L j
J. E. Dobbins, Company L, 1st i
Regiment, died May. 19, 1864. |
J. B. Johnson, Company E, 12th
Regiment, died June 1,7, 1864. j
j. Sharptiu, Company G, 14th Re- !
giment, died May 26, 1864.
J. A. Fikos, Company K, 20th Re?
giment, died October 27, 1804.
J. R. Ham mon, Company K, 7th
Regiment, died October 30, 1864.
J. i. Earglo. Company C, 20th Re?
giment, died November 12, 1864.
Wi Heartley, Ompauy I, 20th Re?
giment, t?ied November 13, 1864.
S. H. Folk, Company C, 3d Kegi
mont, died November 16, 1864.
B. Huggins. Company G, 20th Re-1
giment, died Xoveud>er 19, lb04.
S. R. Brice, Company E, 3d Regi- j
meut, died December 29, 1864. - \
FIRES.-A fire occurred in Atlanta,
Ga., last Sunday, destroying the Tele?
graph Office, National Express and
Transportation Company's Office,
John Morrow <? Son's Carriage and
Hardware establishment. A. J. Ha
ralson, R. M. Fall, Joel Yarborough,
?nd several wooden- stores not occu?
pied. Loss about $75,000. Mostly
?overed by insurance.
A firo afc Pit Hole, PIK, on the 1st,
lestroyed 10,000 barrels oil and en- \
jin es, tanks, barrels, Arc, to the j
unount of ?130,000. The United |
?tate? Company's loss is 380,000. |
Tho bag factory of Hart, Astin A' i
Co., was burned on the night of the I
2d inst., and the store of Steams A i
forsyth, grocers, Chicago, were j
damaged to the amount of 050,000. j
Both firms were fully insured.
Afire occurred in Milwaukee, ou |
the 2d, destroying 850,000 worth of |
property, chiefly insured.
CINCINNATI, August4.-The Frank
lin cotton mill, situated at the corner ?
o? Third and Smith streets, was se?
riously damaged by fire this morn
ing. Alargo amount oi cotton was j
consumed. The loss is estimated at
A despatch from Bnffalo, dated
30th ult., says:
The steamer City of Buffalo, which i
irrived here on Saturday evening I
from Chicago, took fire nt noon !
to-day, while unloading at Stenge's i
elevator. Tho boat and cargo vere
sntirely destroyed, except alunit I
25,000 bushels of oats, which had j
been unloaded. The fire communi
.ate*l to the elevator, which is now
buming and will be a total loss. The
elevator was valued at $100,000, and
li ad in it 150,000 bushels of grain,
mostly oats. Tho loss in grain and l
iterator will bo $250.000. The [
steamer City of Bnffalo had unloaded
72,000 bushels of oats. The boat I
ivas valned at 875,000, and was in- !
mrcd for 845,000.
The fire is now spreading to H. H. |
Sail's stave-yards. It is difficult of I
icccss for the engines, it being across !
lu addition to tho losses reported j
to-day, by the fire on Buffalo Creek, I
there' were 810,000 worth of coal j
imrned, a lot of oil valued at 812,000. I
uni of stores to the amount of!
The total loss on the elevator, j
?teamer, stores, grain, Ac, is 8315,
127. St urges never insures. The !
>ther owners of the elevator have a '
partial insurance on the building, in
binding one risk of 81,500 in the
People's Office of Massachusetts.
The first train over tho Southern
Pacific Railroad, from Shreveport to
Marshall, Texas, was run on Satur
lay last. Everything worked nicely
md in perfect order. August 1 was
the timo set for the completion of this
lection of the road, but it was done
four days ahead of that time. The
Commissioners of the Government
kviII inspect the road carly next
nonth. Freight engagements have
thready been made for over a month
ihead, and the profits of the road
?viii be 81,000 per day.
John Niblo, tho founder of Niblo's
Li arden, in .New York, died in that
nty July 16, aged 07 years.
BLANKS FOU SALE AT TU LS OFFICE.-Let?
ters of Administration, Declaration en
Bond or Sealed Note, Mortgages and Con?
veyances of Baal l?stete.
TUE BURNING OF COLUMBIA.- AM inter
eating account ol tin- "?Sack and HcMtTue
tion of tho City of Columbians, ?.," bas
just beetl issued, in pamphlet- form, ritwi
thc Phonic power press. Ordtsra tilled to
any citent. Single copies 50 cents.
BOBBSEY.-The residence ol Kev. George
lio we wau .entered on Toasday night hut,
and ma uv valuable articles stolen from Dr.
.Samuel Fair timi other inmates in' the
bouse. Thc robbers entered the 1 n:l 'r'lfru
from the roof of thc back portico. These
affairs aro getting to bo*of nightly occur?
THE KILLING OF JOHN COUNTS, ALIAS
DAWKINS, A FRHKDMAH.-Wit have received
thc following particulars in this case from
On Saturday, thc 2d th instant, our citi?
zens were apprised of the murder and rob?
bery of a Mr. -Lemuel Lane, residing near
Femar?a, in Newberry District, on the
night of the 27tb. On Sunday morning, a
little freedman, residing at Mr. John A.
Smith's, some titree miles above tho city,
"told him that two colored men had met
Him, near the branch, (which is but a short
distance from Mr. Smith's residence, ) and
asked bim to show them tho nearest way
to the Charlotte railroad, which be did.
One of them had a bag of money, and gave
him fcwentT-A*e cants in silver for bis trou?
ble. The "other had two pistols.. The little
fellow asked tho man where be got so much
money. Hs replied: ' "That is for me to
know and you to find out." He showed
them on, through the salt-petro farra, and
: tnt?? TrtTtmed home andr gartrtho informa?
Mr. Smith, supposing that these men
might have been implicated in tire murder
of Mr. Lane,, immediately called upon bis
! neighbors and stated whit he had beard.
I ana be, in company with. Messrs. \V. D.
I Starling, HamuuLBvors, James Tarrer, Vi.
I S. Pope and T. J. Harper, went in pursuit
j of them. When near the A?ylnm road.
! tiie ht-rto freedman who had given the in
I formation ?pied thc two men, aud pointed
them out to the party. The freedmen were
' called upon to halt, but, refusing, Messrs.
; Starling and Pope turned their horses and
I pursued. One of them tired on them, but
the .-het not taking effect, pushed on. AH
I they approsched, the man with tho bag
? threw it at Starling, who caught it and or
I tiered him to halt again; bat, on his re
I fusing to do so, Starling and Pope tired
simultaucotibly, when ho jumped the
' fence, ran about fifty yards and feu dead- -
one of the balls having taken effect io bia
-body. Io the ba?? and upon deceased, were
i found some SI,816,in gold and silver coin.
.The other man was taken by Messrs. Tar
rer and Smith, when ho attempted to draw
bia pistol on them, but they succeeded in
taking it away from hun. The weapon
proved to be a Colt's repeater, with Mr.
Laue's name upon it. Tue prisoner was
ta it cr. to the guard-house, and was after?
wards committed to jail by a warrant from
Magistrate Walker. He ' will bc sont to
Newberry for trial.
An inquest was huid over the body, on
Sunday morning, by Coroner Walker, and
the following verdict rendered:
.-That the said John Counts, alias John
Dawkins, came to his death on the morn?
ing of tho 29th of July, A. D. 1866, from
the effects of a wound caused by a ball
tired from a pistol iu tho bands of AV.
Scott Pope, while attempting to arrest the
said John Counts, alias John Dawkins, a
freedman, for committing a felony."
Upon which verdict", and at the request
of the parties implicated, thc Coronor
issued his warrant, and turned it over to
Sheriff Dent, who arrested them. On Tues?
day, they were brought before Chancellor
Carrol upon a writ of habeas corpus, who,
after hearing the report of the Coroner,
anti tho evidence before the jury, admitted
them to bail in the sum of $10,000each,
for their appearance at the next term of
tho Court of General Sessions. The pri?
soners were "represented by Col. Samuel
\V. Melton and A. G. Baskio, Esq.
NEW AOVEB.TISF.MEN rs. -Attention is call
ed to the following advertisement!*, which
are published this morning for the firat
J. C. Scegers A Co-Flour, Ac.
E. Sill-Uenioval. .
Election of Policeman.
Acacia Lodge, No. 94- Funeral.
FORT RIPLEY.-This relic of the
late war is beiug gradually destroyed
by tho action of the waves. It was
built as one of the defences of the
inner harbor upon made ground, and
was facetiously called Fort Timber,
on account of its structure. It has
not been used for some time, and
neglect and the usual wear and tear
have told lipon iL At present it is
the great resort ot fishermen, and
the finest aheephead are taken from
its wharf. The cause which led to
the erection of this fort is lost, and
the fort itself, being of comparatively
little or nb use, may soon be num?
bered among the things that were.
Sic transit gloria mundi.
The Philadelphia Age, of Thursday
morning, has a double-leaded edi?
torial, calling attention to certain out?
givings in the radical press, that tho
Philadelphia Union Convention is to
l>e mobbed out of existence by re?
turned soldiers and firemen, etc., as
au offset to the mobbing of the bogus
negro suffrage Convention at New
Orleans. Should such an outrage be
attempted, says the Age, in the event
of the contingency referred to, thj-fc.
municipal arm would unhesitatingly
bo raised to protect tho people in
their rights, and that failing, tho
stronger power of the General Go?
vernment will be called upon.
The Washington Evening Star,
speaking evidently on the authority
of the Johnson Club, and alluding to
the proposed exclusion of Vallnn
dighnm, etc., from the Philadelphia
Copv?nrion, says that all who are for
the immediate restoration of the
Union and friendly intercouse be?
tween all sections of thc country;who
sustain the administration, and who
present themselves in good faith under
the call of tho Convention, will be
admitted without reference to their