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Thursday Morning, Jnne 3,1875.
Shoddy Shbuman.?Sherman's war
book, full of glorification of himself, at
tho expense of truth and justice to
others, has called ferfh a variety of com?
ments from tho press. Somo (tho at?
taches to tho coat-tails of rising great?
ness) see in it but an opportunity to
laud and glorify the big bummer; while
others, who have littlo to do in the way
of political axe-grinding, do not hesitate
to condemn, in most unqualified terms,
this rushing into print of a man whoso
permanent military mementoes are a
black track of desolation from Atlanta to
the sea and the ashes which marked his
ride through our once beautiful capital.
Such is evidently the opinion of tho Cin?
cinnati Gazette, tho leading Radical Re?
publican paper of tho West, when it
??Tho General who began his career as
commander of a military district by a
panic which justified the report that his j
mind was unbalanced; who, as soon as
trusted with the dispositions of an army i
in tho field, sacrificed it by an utter lack
of generalship and rational forethought;
who nover wo'n a victory nor ordered an
attack that was not disastrous to his own
superior forces; but who, through extra?
ordinary favoritism and falsehood, has
been rewarded by a military rank created
especially to distinguish great military
genius and jgreat military services, has
undertaken, teh years' after the close "of
the war, to write down tho reputations of |
tho officers and soldi er? who achieved
that for which he received the honors
and rewards, by a pretended memoir so
wildly untruthful, so studiously and
cunningly perverse of the facts of his?
tory, and so malignantly calumnious as
to amaze the general reader. Even if his
statements were true, the honors which
have been heaped upon him, and the
magnanimity which would naturally su?
pervene in a manly mind after tho- lapso
of such a timo,'Woul(j prevent such n
one from writing a history for such a
censorious purpose. If the history ho
gives were tme, his inquest and con?
demnation of everybody would bo an
ignoble act. But when to this is added
a wild untrnthfulness, the conviction is
irresistible that tho mind which could do
this did never have a moral balunce, or
has lost it altogether."
Somo of General Shorman'B critics, wo
observe, call attention to the fact that he
says nothing in his memoirs of his sur?
prise at Shiloh. In connection with this,
the Memphis Avalanche calls attention
to tho fact, remembored by every South?
ern survivor of the memorable battles of
the 6th and 7th of April, 18G2, that Shi?
loh was probably the most complete
Fedoral surprise of the war. A portion
of General Albert Sydney Johnston's ad?
vance slept on their arms Saturday night
almost within earshot of the Federal
lines, and early Sunday morning were
charging on their tents, rousing from
their slumbers the officers and men, none
or whom seemed to be aware that an
enemy was within a half dozen miles.
No pickets were out, no preparation
seems to have been made for meeting an
onset, though there is official evidence
that as late as Friday General Sherman
was aware of tho presenco of a large
Confederate force between Corinth and
the Tennessee River. Sherman may be
pardoned for sensitiveness on this point,
but it is impossible to pass over facts so
notorious, particularly a% attempts to
suppress or explain them away are cal?
culated to shake public confidence in
General Sherman's reliability when treat?
ing of any matters which affeot his
fame. ''Fighting Joe" Hooker takes a
whack at Tecuniseh Sherman. Ho says
Gen. Thomas was tho great general of
the army, but the real hero of tho war
was Farmgut. .Sherman ho regards as a
vain and pretentious: humbug, who has
been rewarded far beyond his merits or
achievements. Gen. Hooker truthfully
observes that Shorman "made war like a
brigand, while many other goneralB
never forgot that they were making war
on their own countrymen," and that
somo day his raid through Georgia and
Carolina will be stamped us a disgraceful
act by tho whole oivilized world.
Beecheb-Tilton.?Judge Porter spoke
five days in the Beeoher trial. Only ono
of the jurors sickened under the nauseat?
ing trial. It speaks well for the. stomachs
of Gotham men. Christendom and
Christianity was never before disgraced
by such a trial. As a general thing, the
back-sliding brother liko Beccher elopes
with the guilty woman and goes to
preaching out West. It were well for
Christianity and the church if Beccher
had followed tho usual custom. The
saintly woman who ought to know, says
Boecher is guilty. She would not have
said so for the world if the fact had not
been so. It is true, she now says her
certificate charging guilt upon Beccher
was untrue, but in this we believe sho is
false Mr. Evarts will close the case,
and by way of earning his $20,000 fee,
he will no doubt imitate Judge Porter
and talk a week, and then Beeoher will
The cry of "Federal outrage" now
comes from the far North. It seems that
when Gordon's Black Hilla expedition
was suddenly arrested in its march to
tho supposed El Dorado, tho other day,
Captain Walker, who commanded the
United States, troops on the occasion, fol?
lowed his War Department orders very
literally, and smashed up the guns and
burned the wagons in fine style, before
tho gold-seekers could get their break?
fast, the soldiers, in tho meantime,
pocketing what they could conveniently
oarry. Sioux City citizens then tele?
graphed to Washington to know if this
sort of thing would be sustained by ;tho
Government. The reply 'o/ "air of us*
has not been divulged.
,, PftirWiTW Ruao mt?, ?The F h i la delp hi a
journals ore at last beginning to realizo
how necessary it in for newspapers run?
ning a centennial celebration to pacify
all element*' of 'opposition, thereby
strengthening the ground on which it
stands. Hero is the Press, vory sur?
prisingly making such a remark as this,
that-*'if the bitterness of our recent feuds
survives the centennial year, we shall
despair of the republic. Urging oil. tho
Ktutes to go to Philadelphia on the 4th of
July, 1870, tho late Radical roarer roars
us gently, like Bottom, the weaver, pro
posod to do in the play, after this
"Local celebrations are well enough,
but they do not appeal to national feel?
ing so forcibly as a great assembly at
some spotthallowed by some act of na?
tional significance, For tho first timo
since tho war between the States an op?
portunity will bo offered us to took each
other in the face at the old homestead,
and find thero the bond that makes all
akin. "We are sure there is no intelli?
gent citizen of the North who would not
throw up his hat for the union of tho
States in the sense, contemplated by the
fathers. The manly utterances of the
Mecklenburg orations indicate the ex?
istence of patriotic aspirations among
tho people of the South. Next year tho
men of Concordjmd the men of Mecklen?
burg will bo brought together, to pledge
anew over the common altar of inde?
pendence their fealty and devotion to a
Scoro one for the Philadelphia Press.
Now" lot tho Public Record speak the
word that shall obliterate tho memory of
its^ late diatribos against tho Mecklen?
burg (N, C.) Celebration, ond let the
Public Ledger assist in the potriotic work
; of conciliation. It is bettor than "win?
ing"'and "smoking" Grant or writing
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Q98 City Finances.
. T.he members of tho Citizens' Commit?
tee of .Twenty oro requostod to attend n
mooting at Lrwin's Hall, at 10 o'clock,
TaiS Mobkino, when tho report of the
Sub-Committee of Five will be presented
for their consideration. Punctual at?
tendance is requested.
W. B. GCLICK, Chairman.
Didn't Want to be "Distarbed."
Mn. Editor: Not long ago, I had the
pleasure of boing one of a fishing party,
and after walking up and down tho banks
I of tho river till wo were tired and ex?
hausted, wo halted alongside on old
"dark," who soomcd to bo fishing very
patiently at an "old fishing place." As
soon as our basket had been set down,
and tho two or three little sun-driod cats
wo had caught were laid on top of it,
tho old "dark" rolled up his eyes and
said: "No use fishin' here, boss; alega
tor-cooter done poke up he head out dare
and intimidated nil de fish away." We
w,ei5? not discouraged at this, for we knew
tho plac<> to be a good one, and we had
reason to believe the fisherman a little
selfish. To mako matters right, we asked
the old "sharp" to have a little rye, at
which he smacked his lips, and before
the drink had half "touched bottom," he
said, with a grin: "Tank you, sor; I
wouldn't be s'priscd ef dotolegotor-cootcr
hasn't gone a peace furder down; 'spose
you fish 'roun hero for an hour or so."
We took his advice, and were rewarded
j by a long string of fish. Tho old "dark,"
after he had gotten a drink or two from
us, acknowledged ho hod not seen an
olegotor-cooter, as ho called it, in a week,
but he said he didn't wont to be "dis?
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Mb. Editor:?Thc Herald, of yesterday,
in giving a report of the Catholic. Sun?
day School pic-nic of the day previous,
omitted the names of several of the
ladies equally as deserving of mention
as those contained therein. Among
these may bo mentioned Mrs. Robert
Lynch, Miss Lynch, Mrs. James Kelly
nnd tho Misses Heutmaeher, (Sunday
School teachers,) Miss Ellen McGuin
ness, Mrs. Motz, Mrs. Weidenfellow,
j Mrs. P. Cant well, ond last, but not least,
Mrs. Reed, whose untiring energy and
assiduity in her endeavors to please and
wait on everybody no spectator could
possibly fail to notice. I desire not to
detract from tho merit due the ladies
mentioned in the report of the Herald,
but merely to do justice to the other
ladies equally interested, and who spared
neither timo nor means to make it a
success. But our portly reporter and
friend of the Herald is not to blamo for
his invidious distinctions in this matter.
We ascribe it to that button-holing of
our reporter on the back piazza, about ?
o'clock that evening, by a certain lady,
who has exhibited a mania for newspaper
puffs, and who seemed to assume all the
responsibility for all committees ap?
pointed for tho occasion. Where did
tho ice cream go? was tho anxious in?
quiry of the little ones returning.
The breaking up of tho monastic or?
ders in Prussia, by tho recent constitu?
tional amendments, will affect directly
about 10,000 persons. The Jesuits have
already been expelled, and have gono
into Belgium, Holland and France.
Some of them have started a convent in
Holland, near tho Prussian frontier?so
near that a romonstrance has been sent
to Holland against the institution. It is
evident that tho expelled monks will not
f;o very far away, so that their presence
n Belgium, Holland and other countries
is likely to prove a source of .trouble to
those Governments, who will doubtless
hoar from Bismarck in the way of pro?
Thee,ditprof the Piedmont Virginian
does not beat around the bush. Last
week he was compelled, owing to the de?
linquency of subscribers and advertisers,
to issue his paper on a half sheet. His
explanation is characteristic and will
probably induce those who should sup?
port him to come to time. We append
it as a specimen of what a journalist can
say when he gets real mad: "Owing to
tho meanness of our patrons in not pay?
ing us money enough to buy paper, we
are compelled to issue a half sheet this
week. We regret this on account of our
prompt paying friendu. As to our de
linqttentev.they can go to the-as far
as we care."
. Gen. Ghant u Taran Tjuuc Lexteb.?<?
Tho Brltimoro Sim Bays: The .letter, of
the President to Gen. "White, who pre?
sided over the recent Republican Con?
vention in Pennsylvania, while dealing
with apparent directness and simplicity
with the "third term" question, does not
seem to bo accepted by all as absolutely ;
putting nn end to the whole matter,
though practically no doubt it does.
Gen. Grant, indeed, accounts for his
silence heretofore by declaring that he
believed it to be beneath the dignity of
his office to speak out on the bubject be?
fore it had been presented by a body of
such dignity and authority as not to
make a reply a fair subject of ridicule.
The very fact, however, that tho Repub?
lican Convention of the great State of
Pennsylvania deemed it advisable to
pass absolution against the third term,
showed that in the opinion of that body
the subject had assumed a gravity which
required tho Republican party to define
ita position upon it. Washington and
Jefferson did not deem it beneath their
dignity to speak out and disclaim aspi?
rations for a third term- If such dis?
claimer:; were compatible with their dig
i nity, they might well be also with the
i dignity of their successors. We do not
I impute to Gen. Grant any undue desire
for the extension of his tenure of office
to a third term, but ho might have saved
his paaty, and, indeed, the country at
large, much troublo and anxiety if he
haii written his recent letter some lime
ago. Tho limitation of the presidency
to two terms, is not, indeed, a require?
ment of the American Constitution, but
by the unwritten lnw of oustom has come
to bo regarded by the American people
as having all the value, nnd at least the
moral force, of an absolute requirement
of the organic law of tho land. From
tho foundation of the Government to the
present time, there never have been cir?
cumstances of cither domestic or foreign
policy which have induced any Presi?
dent to beconio an aspirant for a third
term, or which have been looked upon
by the country as requiring such on ex?
tension of his period of office. Conse?
quently, the Republican supremacy in
many States has been seriously damaged
by tho third term arguments of the De?
mocrats and by the growing popular
apprehensions of the increase of
Presidential power, which, being un?
checked, might become absolute and
irresponsible. While, personally, the
ambition or power of General Grant
has not been moro dreaded than
would have been thoso of any other sol?
dier under tho sumo circumstances, yet
the predominance which has been given
during his administration to tho military
arm of tho Government, combined with
the vast extent of tho influence exercised
by corrupt agents under it, presented
elements of danger which made a serious
impression on the public mind, an im?
pression which General Grant might
have disabused long ago. The resolu?
tion of the Pennsylvania Convention,
like a blow upon a sensitive spot, has
brought back an instantaneous response;
but some will be disposed to ask why
did the expressions of another conven?
tion somo time ago fail to elicit a defini?
tion of his position? When tho South
Carolina Republican Convention (the
one which nominated Chamberlain for
Governor) nominated General Grant for
a third term, ho did not decline it, as he
has now, when the Pennsylvania Con?
vention has spoken against the third
term. Thoro could not havo been a
better opportunity than that presented
by the South Carolina Convention to
make known his position, and it would
have been more graceful and dignified,
if dignity is to be tho supremo rule, to
decline that which is offered than that
which is refused. General Grant wrote
no letter then, and if tho Pennsylvania
Convention had followed the example of
South Carolina, tho question may occur
to some minds, would he have written
one now? Even as lately as during the
lost session of Congress, when tho Wash?
ington Republican, claiming ofli?ial con?
fidence, was constantly sounding its
bugle for a third term, it might have
been judicious to silence tho suspicions
which wore thus aroused. However, the
old maxim, "better late than never,"
may be applicable to tho letter now writ?
Tho X'llinnal Republican prints nn au?
thoritative explanation of the President's
letter, from which the following extracts
are taken: The proper time lias arrived,
an acknowledged authority has spoken
regarding the third term question, and
I President Grant has written the most
important letter of his public career, de?
claring that he is not a candidate for re
nominalion. It will be read with more
interest and deeper concern by the Ame
can people than any political" document
ever written. Tho firm and dignified
explanation of his silence regarding this
matter will not surprise those who un?
derstand the character of a man w ho has
habituated himself nnd whoso experi?
ence has taught him to rely upon his
own methods, and whoso greatest suc?
cesses have been won as tlio result of
quiet independence of thought and dis?
creet self-independence. Oth erwise tho
letter is uniquely characteristic, and re?
markable for the absence of clap-trap
and the ordinary rhetoric subterfuges of
politicians. Even the argument that the
f>eoplo alone are all powerful in the se
cction of their officials, and that no con?
stitutional prohibition exists to prevent
them from electing a President for a
third time, is concisely put in such a
way as to show that it has no personal
application, but is used as an answer
to the slander of his enemies. To bis
mind, it appears that no man con con?
trol bis own political future except
to destroy it; and no one man, how?
ever powerful, can dictate his own
personal advancement either to his party
or to his country at large. He admits,
however, what every loyal man has often
felt, that emergencies might arise which
would render it imperatively necessary
that a President should bo re-elected for
a third term, while contemplating the
condition of affairs which would havo
existed if President Lincoln had lived
and the war had lasted until the end of
his second term. No one will deny the
soundness of this deduotion, but he adds
very pointedly, that such emergencies
are not now probable. In this he simply
defends the rights of tho people, by
showing their power to thwart the
schemes of ambitious men, and their
authority to select their own rulers in iae
I cordance with constitutional limits.
(? There- may be those who will maliciously
constrae this defence to mean something
more than a plain interpretation of the
words need will indicate, hut he can
afford under the circumstances to suffer
further misrepresentation. In fact, he
expects it as the natural result of the
disappointment which the letter will
give to one class of his enemies, and tho
exultation of another class, who will
boast that he has been forced by them to
speak against the indications of his own
Decoration* Dax?Burying tue
Hatchet.?In his oration at Louisville,
Kv., on tho 20th, Secretary Bristow said:
The two grand results of the war, which
more than compensate the country for
all its sad bereavements ami vast ex?
penditures, and waste of money and
property, are the extinction of slavery
and the recognized indInsolubility of
our national union. The time is not far
distant when these will bo accepted as
blessings by the people of ovcry section.
The men of the South will sooner or
later admit that success in what they
undertook would have been a grievous
misfortune, even to themselves. What
they may think of their action in the
past is of little moment, so Jar as it can
affect the present and future interests of
the country. What we have a right to
expect and insist upon is practical
loyalty, in the future, to the country,
and a cheerful abedienuu to its Constitu?
tion and laws. Mere historical and
sentimental loyalty is of far less conse?
quence; we ask no sacrifice of conviction,
no humiliation. While we must differ
from thoso who sought to dissolve tho
Union, and look from a different htand
pont upon the history of the struggle
that ensued, we may concede to them
the right to hold such opinions' as they
like in respect to the past, anil claim
from them only a cheerful and hearty
loyalty to the present.
The day was the most memorable in
the history ot Little Kock. 1'edmals and
Confederates, whites and blacks, united
in a joint decoration of the fallen dead
on both Bides. There were at least 11,000
persons in the procession, which moved
from the State House at 0 o'clock to Oak?
land Cemetery, whore sleep the dead sol?
diers of both armies sido by side. The
State departments, County and city
offices and stores were all closed. The
speaker's stand at the grounds was
erected half on the Federal anil half on
the Confederate side, a rock wall only
dividing tho two cemeteries. Hon. H.
C. Caldwell, United States District
Judge, presided. Addresses were deli?
vered bv General Edgerton, on the part
of the Federals, and by Major Geo. A.
Gallagher, on the Confederate side. An
original poem, by Mrs. S. It. Allen, was
read, after which the graves were strewn
with flowers. A hatchet, carried by an
ex-Confederate, was buried on the Fede?
ral ground, with some ceremony. After
the exercises were through with at this
cemetery, the procession reformed ami
moved to St. Holly Cemetery, where are
about 800 Confederates buried. After
decorating their graves, a Federal buried
a hatchet there also. Everybody united
in tho ceremonies?high and low, white
and colored, Federals and Confederates,
Democrats and Republicans. It has been
a holiday throughout the city.
General Forrest, in a note to the com?
mittee at Memphis in charge of the cere?
monies ot the National Cemetery, ac?
cepting their invitation to participate,
says: "I appreciate and am in full sym?
pathy with the spirit of manly friend?
ship and reconciliation which has
prompted the recent interchange of so
many soldicrlj' courtesies among those
who, with equal courage, met often as
foeuien upon the field of battle, and sin?
cerely trust that the time is not far in the
future when the soldiers of the late war
will cease to remember the angry pas?
sions engendered by tho bloody strug?
gle. Between those who were true to
their colors during the late war there
can be no hole or bitterness. Since all
have nowono liog und one country, there
ought to bo no estrangement or sec?
tional antagonism." General Pillow, in
response to a similar invitation in behalf
of tho Mexican veterans, returns a cor?
Corn Steam. - A Philadelphian has in?
vented a new motor. By a mechanical
contrivance, he claims that he can change
water from an (inelastic fluid into an
elastic fluid, which can be called by no
better name than cold steam. In other
words, he obtains from water, without
using tire or chemicals, the power now
obtained from water hy fire and called
steam. It is said to be a wonderful in?
vention by those who have seen it tested,
who state that it accomplishes all that is
claimed for it by the inventor. His
name is Keely. A hasty notice of the
invention refers to o previous discovery
of Mr. Kcelv, while attempting to make
a power-saving water-wheel, several years
ago. To test the power that had been
obtained. Mr. Keely then made a cylin?
der of drown copper, encased this in
wrought-iron, and ploced around both
steel bonds close together, making a
powerful cylinder. The power was
turned on, ond tho cylinder was torn to
pieces in an instant. Then a three-horse
power engino was built, ond finally a
fifteen-horse. These engines have been
run in Philadelphia every day for a year,
it is said, without the uso of coal or
wood, without the use of fire, and with?
out the use of chemicols, ot a cost of not
one cent. The fifteen-horso power en?
gine has been run twenty-three consecu?
tive hours with power manufactured in
Icbb than five minutes. The advantages
claimed for it over steam, in addition to
obviating the cost of fuel and the delay
of taking it, are thus staled: "The
smoke-stacks of steamboats will disap?
pear, their boilers be taken out, and the
great danger of firo and explosion will
be removed." Its applicability is also
said to be oven greater than that of steam.
"These statements," says a New York
journal, "come well authenticated, and
if corroct, it may prove to bo a more
wonderful discovery than that of steam,
whilo its application may bo for more
H^Turkex Huntino. ?Mr. B. D. Kay, of
I Lowndesville, last week caught thirteen
'young wild turkeys, and still Captain
j Whito says ho is not happy, because he
I didn't catch the old hen. Mr. Kay car
' ried a lame turkey hon with one of her
little ones, and tied them some distance
apart, while tho little wild turkeys re?
sponded to the call of the tome hen.
[Abbeville Press and Banner.
I Orrr Mattw?.--tf--^mrKM'1WHa-'td'
Iond your Pnojar^, snggeet to the would
bo borrower that he hod better subscribe.
Beading matter on every page.
We all have enough of enemies in this
world, without provoking others by ill
Could the weather possibly be more
delightful than it was yesterday? We
have the most pleasant climate in tho
The diamond matter is in statu quo.
! Chief Nixon is in Charleston, but whe?
ther or not it rel it es to the lost jewelry,
we cannot say.
Old type metal, suitable for many pur?
poses about mills, can be obtained at
Pihenix office at 25 cents a pound, or 20
cents by the 100 pounds.
The "links" paraded very slimly, yes?
terday? few in numbers and strung along
in single file. They pic-nicked at the
The band of the 18th Infantry per?
formed in Augusta, on the 1st instant, at
the target excursion of the Augusta Hus?
sars, and were highly complimented.
A cotton factory is about to bo cstab
I lished at Twolvo Mile Creek, Lexington
County. When, oh, when! will the Co?
lumbia Water Power Company or the
Congarcc Manufacturing Company com?
The Independents were practicing
with their steamer, yesterday afternoon,
and keeping the animal in condition for
active service. The horse arrangement
has ben consummated, and tho extin?
guisher will now move rapidly to the
scene of conflagration.
The report of tho Sub-committee of
Five of the Committee of Twenty, to be
presented to-day. is a carefully-prepared
paper, and some of its specifications will
oxcite surprise and indignation. The
items of "refreshments" and "sundries"
run up into tho thousands. We expect
to present it in full in our next.
A drummer boy, named-, of the
18th Infantry, was entrusted with some
money nnd letters; but he took the wrong
direction, bought citizen's clothing, nnd
started for Columbia. He was over?
hauled, a portion of the funds recovered,
and now he is to be tried in this city by
^ourt martial for desertion.
C. J. Laurey, opposite Phoxnix office,
has just received thirty barrels golden
russet apples, twenty-five boxes extra
quality Messina lemons nnd oranges, in
fine condition. Orders from the country
will receive prompt attention, and satis?
faction guaranteed. Prices the same as
in Charleston, thus saving freight from
If this thing of using United States
troops to assist in the collection of the
United States revenue in the Southern
States is to continue, the West Point
cadet of to-day has truly a brilliant
future before him. Not in Moscow re?
treats or Baluklava charges will his
spurs be won, but rather in storming
"mud stills" in our mountain fastnesses,
or leading a forlorn hope against a to?
bacco factory on tho plains.
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Much interest is being manifested in
the anticipated re-union of tho Hampton
Legion in this city, on the 21st prox.?
the fourteenth anniversary of the battle
of Bull Bun. General T. M. Logan, now
of Virginia, will deliver an oration on
the occasion. All data-of rolls, records,
engagements, deaths, Ac, are desired,
in order to the compilation of a history
of tho command, and to this end any of?
ficers or men in possession of such data,
are requested to prepare and report the
same at the meeting indicated.
Five: men, who were arrestod by Inter?
nal Revenue Collector Carpenter's olli
cials>, charged with illicit whiskey distil
ing, in Piekcns, were carried before the
United States Commissioner, when four
of them gave bail for their appearance at
the next term of Court; the fifth took leg
bail from the Commissioner's office, and
has not yet been heard of. After the re?
lease of the prisoners, they received in?
formation which led them to believe
that a neighbor had informed upon
them, when they fell upon him and beat
him so severely that his life is despaired
The Blackvixle-BabnwxUi Case?
Blacvillk Successful. ?Tho Commis?
sioners of Election had a quorum, yes?
terday, and after hearing arguments from
counsel?Messrs. R. Aldrioh, H?ge and
Wilkes, in favor of Barnwell, and
Messrs. Bellinger, Thompson and Elliott,
for Blackville?decided in favor of the
lattor as the County seat.
In the Beaufort election case, it was
decided that Samuel Green was entitled
to the Senatorini chair; Representatives,
W. J. Whipper and Benjamin Simons;
County Commissioner, Robert J. Martin.
The Lexington Dispatch thuB speaks of
the impression made by some of our
young lawyers at the last term of tho
Court at that place:
"The young lawyers from Columbia,
I especially Messrs. Sloan and LeConte,
I did great oredit to themselves in the
management of their cases, and will, at
no distant day, shine among the bright
Istars at the Columbia bar. They left
j quite a favorable impression among our
. people, and will no doubt receive a libe?
ral share of fees from this side of the
river in time to come, should any of our
people be so unfortunate as to become
1 inveigled in law." I
"''Lira or DbT T/hobkwel"?T?Servv *aC*J.
Witherspoon, of New Orleans, in on t
visit to Columbia, in the interests of a
volume to be published by subscription,
by Rov. Dr. B. Mi Palmer, upon "The
Life and Letters of James Henley
Thornwell, D. D.,,LL.D." Nothing need
be said in this community of the value
and interest which a work is likely to.
have whose theme is Thornwell, and
whose author is Palmer. Here Dr.
Thornwell lived and labored, and hero
admiration for his genius and learning,
and regard for his noble character and
Christian virtues, have .survived tho ra?
vages of war, the upheavals of the social
system and tho effacing fingers of time
itself. Ho was the strength and orna?
ment as much of the State as of tho
church. We have reason to be proud of
his fame. His Writings have made a pro?
found impression on the age, and aro
destined to much larger growth in tho
regards of thinkers everywhere, The
life of such a man, from the pen of ono
long and closely associated with him,
whose qualifications for the task are un
cquulcd in the fullness of his knowledge
and the literary power and skill which
enables him to adorn everything he
touches, will be a fit and welcome com?
panion to those volumes ho has left?at
once the delight and study of scholars
and divines. It will be embraced in
thirty-six chapters, making an octavo
volume of about 000 pages. It promises
to be exhaustive, learned and highly ap?
preciative, and as delightful from its
cordial and loving spirit, as it will bo
admirablo from its reach of thought and
excellence of literary execution.
1,500 subscribers will insure the pub?
lication of this work. It is expected that
as many thousand will be ordered in the
South alone. Mr. Witherspoon has met
very decided success in hi3 canvass of
Charlotte, N. C, Lancaster, Yorkville,
Chester, Rock Hill and Winnsboro.
Himself a native of South Carolina, a
graduate of tho College, and a licentiate
of the Theological Seminary at this
place, he has undertaken this canvass
out of affection to the memory of Dr.
Thornwell, who was dear to him in per?
sonal relations and Christian sympathy.
He is warmly commended to our citizens
in his labor of love.
List of New Advebtlsements.
Hardy Solomon? Ham, Eggs, Ac.
Cuff Buttons? $20 Reward.
Hotel Abbivals, June 2.?Mansion
House? Rufus Froneberger, Charleston;
A. J. Witherspoon, New Orleans; J. S.
Swygert, P. M. B. Holley, Fairfield; J.
L. Black, Charleston; W. H. Hunt, New
berry ; S. H. Winbigler, St. Louis; D. B.
Wheeler, Newberry; W. E. Clary, Saluda
Old Town; George*Fernrow, Chester; C.
K. Morrison, Doko; C. C. Montgomery,
Ilendrix House?E. Packham, Md.; J.
Leaphart, Lexington; J. T. Stewart,
Ridgeway; J. E. Hendrix, Mrs. M. J.
Stewart, Miss Ida Stewart, N. C.; D. H.
We regret to learn that Mrs. M. J.
Dendy had the misfortune to lose by tire
her comfortable dwelling near Chiles'
Cross Roads, on 8atnrday night. Tho
building was a good one, which together
with the greater part of her furniture,
was a total loss.
[Abbeville Press and Banner.
Col. Thos. Dodamead, Superintendent
of the Greenville and Columbia Railroad,
has generously offered to transport the
members of the Butler Guards residing
on the line of his road to Greenville, to
attend the re-union of tho survivors on
the 10th inst., for one fare.
Maj. A. R. Waller, who had charge of
the Cheves plantation in this State, op?
posite tho city of Savannnh, and was a
noted scout for Gen. Hampton during
the late war, committed suicide, a few
days ago, by shooting himself with a
The danger which attends the illumi?
nation of Catholic churches had a terri?
ble illustration in the Holyoke disaster.
A remarkable escape from a similar ca?
lamity occurred on Tuesday, in a Long
The announcement that the Centennial
Commissioners had selected Hon. L. Q.
C. Lamar as ono of the orators of the
occasion, and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
Master of Ceremonies, was premature.
No selection has been made.
The last news from Havana announces
that the Spanish Government still re?
tains tho condemned murderer Sharkey
in custody, and that there has been no
change in his condition so far as his re?
turn to the United States is concerned.
Col. A. E. Boone, of Tennessee, a
fourth class clerk, in ohargo of the pay
division of the Sixth Auditor's office,
Washington, was dismissed yesterday
for alleged complicity in the late contract
The following officers were elected at
the municipal election at Lauvens on the
24th inst: Intendant?Milton D. Hook;
Wardens?John W. Buy ok, Josoph H.
Loryea, Wm. C. Clark, John Robinson.
A new post office has boon established
at Bateaburg, on the line of tho Char?
lotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad in
Lexington County, and Dr. T. S. Fox
has been appointed Postmaster.
Four bodies, two being tho bodies of
Wm. Sanboner und Capt. Hauser, sup?
posed to have been taken from the wreck
of the schooner Consuello, lost May 1,
off Sandusky, were found yesterday.
A sweet little twelve year old of
Brownsville, Tennessee, is on trial for
poisoning three little children. She did
it JuBt to see 'em die.
Tho Governor has appointed Mr. John
N. Friorson Jury Commissioner of Sum
ter, rice Z. A. Walker, whoso term of
The dead body of a man was found
on a grave in one of the cemeteries in
New Orleans, a few days ago. Suicide.