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VOL. I---NO. 131 WINNSBORO, S. C.. THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 4, l877. 1-- -'
MARRIAGE WITH A GHOST.
The LatetStor" Matarie.lization--A
Wedding \ t -Spirit BrIe.
Correspondence Cmiinnmati Commercial.
TiA JIAU1n, December 18.-We,
the undersigned, managers of Anna'
Stewart's soances, are in daily re
ceipt of letters calling our attention
to a report under the caption of
.uirr ying Ghost," found in your
issue of a recent (late, asking our
version of the unique wedding. In.
reply we take from said report the
following extract fully endorsing the
statomonts made therein by your
* rrespondent :
"At 7 o'clock Mrs. Stewart enter
ed the cabinet, the lights woro turn
ed down, and quiet prevailod, broken
only by the sweet and trembling vi
brations of the doctor's imursic-box,
ia condition necessary to assist the
controlling spirit to more fully
materialize. Some twenty minutes
were in this manner whiled away,
when the door of the cabinet openel,
disclosing an augelic figure arrayed
n a complete bridal costumo of
snow white texture, indescribably
beautiful. The veil, which appear
ed like a fleecy vapor, eticircled her
)row, and being caught at the
'emnple.s, fell in graceful folds, mind
lceiingly alinost civOloped her
entire form. Thus, like treading on
the clouds, the foi-m walked softly
out upon the rostrum. The Judge,
who had received spiritual intelli
gence as to what was about to oc
(ur, at once recognized the materi
aliz ttiou as that of his departed wife,
and exhibiting considlcrable feeling
mingled with much dignity of man
ner, appro'vlhed her with afr3Otion
ato greeting, and plaiulg within her
gloved hand a bouquet of rare
flowers, imprinted upon her lips a
fervent kiss. 'Are you ready I
inquired the Doctor. 'We are,' re
sponded the Judge. Justice Dene- I
hlic, of this city, then stepped upon
the rostrum, and joining the hands
of the couple, a few well chosen
words, in the namo of the great
Overruling Power, uuited the mor
tal to the immortal; vows of eternal
constancy and fideljty were ex
changed, pledges of love were made
anew. At the conclusion of this
ceremony, the spirit bride received
the congratuations of the company
present, and then slowly receded.
As she crossed the threshold of the
cabinet a dazzling light foode'l its
precincts, revealing to the aulienec
a spirit face of murvlloui beauty."
The above, as reported, was wit
z. inessed on Sunday evening, the 19th 1
of November last, by twenty persous,
composed equally of each sex. The
prelimiuary arrangem eits were cou
summated in a priva.3 cLeance on the
morning of the same day. During,
the fliften minutes taken up by the
interview the apparition was seated
by his side, asking and replying to
questions indicative of a sUperior I
intellect. The conversation on her
part was conducted in a loud and
distinct whisper. ShI mi ifested
the greatest pleasure in accepting
the privilege granted to reassure
him of her continued rogalrd and
atffection. In reply to the question
referring to the proposed marriage:
"What will the ignorant and preju
diced say ? Will they not regard
me as crazy ?" "It matters not as
to what they may say, let us p~leano
ourselves," was the (decisive andl mn
phatic reply. H is wishes reg trding
the wvedding dress were .consulted
with manifest interest and scrupu
.lous care. She appeared en the
momentous occasion attired in the
h abilimnents agreed upon, with the
pleasing exception that in splendor
they sur passed the hopeful an ticin~a
tions of the anxious mind, the ~ex
quisite beauty of which beggars
description. Linus Bl. Benehie,
.7sq., the official whose services by
wrnling to halt was perceived. Alas I
the apparition was faltering. In
* w~aying, the head and shoulders fell
backward, the face, partially dema
terialized, assumed a pallid and
ghastly app'iarance. Awe-stricken,
his Honor, the squire, awaited the
results with anxious solicitude. In
the meantime, uympathetic rminds
imploringly and silently offered
prayers in her behalf. A few mon
mnents of breathless suspen~se and
the crisis passed. B~ahold I she
rlied, co~miung up with a power that
inspired all with' a grateful confi
.rlliantroigh fthed awy oreaa.A
th reappearidn ofo haemns wth
tjudge, nutdhet the ciraneaf
terllwrds wih all iluminaron re
turring to tas cntroducd.lose the
door and was seen no more. Thus
termirnated the most startling and
interesting event ever recorded in
t'he annals of spirit phenomena.
In c meclusion, WO desire to safy
t'at the location of the judge in
Vermont was incorrectly reported,
and the initial "A." is fictitions.
'Doubtless the omission was for pru-:
dential reasons The inaccuracy in
the location and the initial letter do
not change. the important fact, and1
a coebleidon' is, nnImdortans. IW
m1iay be proper, however, to assure
tie public that his Honor occupied
the executive chair in a judicial ca
pacity of judge in his Circuit Court
District for fourteen consecutive
years. The execution of his official
acts was noted for accuracy and
promptness, filing the position with
honor and acknowledged ability.
Allen Ponce, James Hook, Samuel
Connor, Committee.
To the interested be it known, that
I, Linns B. Denehie, certify that
the statements in the above refor
ring to my connection therewith are
strictly correct.
L. B. DENIE.
Colored Democrats in Louisiana.
Froa tihe Spring&eld Re3publican.
The testituony prodaced before
the House committee of investig k
tion at New Orleans, very recently
has only confirmed aid supplement
ed the evidence alraady furnished
the Northern publ e by such in -
telligent obsorvers as Messrs. White
of the New York TIribune, Redfield
of the Cincinati Cennmercial and
Handy of the I'hi1adelphia i mes.
No candid person can longer doubt
that there was a large colored
Democratie vote in Louisinua at the
recent election, and tat more ne
groes would have voted the same
way but for intimilation that was
frequently practiced,-intiiidation
none the less effectu.il that it was
often of a moral or religious rather 1
tin a physical character.
1t i.i not singular that the Demo
crAts shou'd have won over a large
ectiou of the colored people to
their idde. As early as two yearn
ago. they had accoplihed consid
erable in this direction. Indeed,
the Democratic programme in allj
p-rtu of tie State, except perhaps
portions of the "bulldozed" parishes
seems to have been the same during
the auit emnpaign ta in 1874, which
I'ttter Riepublican Congre'ss:nUi
Foster, of Ohio, thus described:
It became the interest of the
Conservatives, at least at the late
electiou., not to intimidate, but to
acquire, by every fair means, the
colored vote. Parties who were
alleged to have threatened blacks
even with the refusal of employment
were subject to prompt arrest It
was known that pretexts would be
sought to deprive the Conservatives
of the result, if they prevailed in the
election. It waq, therefore, their
interest to avoid giving any such
pretext.s. Accordingly, they deter-'
miued everywhere to co-operate and
conieliate the blacks. They voted
down the propositions or sugges
tions which were wade in the early
part of the campaign for refusal to
employ those colored voterVs who
would not co-operate with them,
and generally sought, by combining
with colored voters, to carry the
election.
At the same time the more in
telligent negroes were already in
1874 appreciating the fact that their
own interest were bound up in the
change of government. "An in
telligent colored witness," says Mr.
Foster, "testified that he desired
better government, and to that end
'was willing to swallow the white
men, if the white men would
swallow the colored.' "These causes
and feelings," Mr. Foster continued,
"naturally united to swell the Con
servative) vote in such localities
enactly as are indicated by the re
turns,"-though the very fact of
such swelling of -the Conservative
vote, then as now, had been seized
upon by the Rep~ublican managers
as proof conclusive of Decmocratic
in timidation, and justification for
that "illegal" reversal of the result
which iucurred Vice-President
Wheelr's "emphatic disapproba
ion."
Jf the Democrats got a considera
ble negro vote in 1874, it would
have been strange, indeed, if they
bad not securedl a much larger one
in 1876. Two years more of dis
graceful Republican rule have been
imposed upoun them,--a govern
mnt, the enormity of which has
never beeni more forceibly described
than in these extracts from last
ye tr's files of twvo of the chief Re
publican organs of the country--the
New York TIimes. and the loston
Advertiser.
The government of William Pitt
Kellogg in Louisiana is one which
we have never beenf able to defend.
DuroU~'s decision, which aided in
establishing it, was an outrage.
The conduct of. the Returning
Board which dlechlu'ed it elected was.
dishonest. The taxation since 1872
has been arbitrary and oppressive.
Logislation has in hundreds of cases
been a shameful faree. Districts
have been represented by men who
never saw them. The small revenue
gleaned from the impoverished peo
ple has been diverted to improper
uses.
For years, the great State of
Louisiana, whose people have as
good a right to be left alone to
manage their own affairs as the peo
p~le of Massachusetts, has been ruled
not by its own citizens, but by two
carpet-baggers (referring to Kellogg
the p resent Governor, and Packard,
the Republican candidate to succeed
him) holding Federal office and
having the adroitnes to enlist all
the power of the Government upon
their side in the inevitable confusion
which, they. ,>ovoked. Whenever
e nielbiuona o been amrkw1
in their favor, they have overthrown
the returns by soie jugglery, like
Judge Duroll's midnight order, or
the ianipulations of a Roturning
Board; and, when that has not suo
ceeded, orders from W'ashington
have re-onforced thorn, and the peo
ple have had no alternative but to
protest and bide their time.
To declare, as the average Re
publican organs now ropeats, day
after day, that the colored votors of
Louisiana-mon who have now ex
ercised the right of uufragc for ten
years-would go in a solid mass for
four years more of such government,
-and this, too, in face of the fact
that thousanids of theim Went with
the Democratts in 1874-would be a
conifession of such dense and hope
lsis ignorance on the part of the
negro race as might well ImIA-ke us
despair of the future. It is the one
hopeful feature of the Louisiana
election that the negro voto was
not cast in a lump, this year-that
sQ niany of the colored men have
come to see the outrageous charac
ter of Republican rule in Louisiana,
and, aftar "biding their time," as
the Advertiscr put it, seized last
mouth's opportunity to declare that
they would have no moro of it.
AN ANxIENT .BRIT1i1H VILLAGE.-In
preparing the eround for now uni
versity schools in Oxford, Eagland,
the remains of what is supposed1 to
have been an ancient British village
dating bxek perhaps two hundred
thousand yoard, have been found.
They look like mounds of graveL but
are apparently circular wall, of six
incho or more in thickness. Tho
mounds or walls cover a largo ex
tent of ground, and are of various
sizes. but all are on or about the
a tine level. The floor of one has
apparently been covered with con
crete, and is sufliciently compact to
allow one-half of it to be removed in
a single piece. The bonos of domes
tie animalr, a portion of a Runin
cross, a Saxon knife and arrow head
have also been found. It hil.s been
irreverently suggested that the sita
is nothing more nor less than that
of an old gravel pit, and the discov
ery akin to that which excited the
minds of Pickwickians seeking in
V:ain to find the moaning of "Bil
Stumpe (his mark ;") but the anti
quarians are enii leat that the re
mains are those of an ancient village,
and they are preparing for an ex
haastive exmination of the subject.
PROPOSED AJnoLITION OF Tax PIRESI
nxNxr.-The New York Vor'/ Is
WasLington special says V public
meeting to disuss. the question and
petition Congress to pass amend
ments to the constitution abolishi;ng
the Presidency will take place
in a very s.hort time. The public
and members of Congress especially
are invited. It iw proposed Lo
abolish the Presidency aind sub
stitute an Executive Council there.
for, to be composed of reven secre
taries or heads of departments ;
four to be elected by tho House of
Representatives an(d three b-y the
Senate from members of their re.
spective hiouses for two years ; one
or all to be rem~oved at any time by
the houise electing them, and each
to have the right of a member in
both houses.
Fzaiuso AMONG THlE Soi~nws.
WVe hatve received a letter 'from a
private in the ranks of the United
States army, at the~ Washington
Arsenal, used now for tool soldier
ing." Tihie wanut of spare pre'vents
itS publlliendtion in full, hut we be
lieve that the writer expresses the
poslit~ion and ideas, not only of him
self, but of a manjor~ity* of his com
rades and1 sup~eriorri. lHe says :
"I have been at a great many
places of late, and I find the great
est numb~er of enlisted men are for
Tilden and Hendricks." Again :"I
ask the people of the United Sitates,
would a soldier of the. United
States army be bound to 'put in a
corrupt President, not lawfully
electedi Why, a ;olier would be
breaking the laws of the country by
putting mn a President that is not
lawfully elected by the p~eople's
votesi, and a soldier ought not to be
used as a tool for political parties."
--Washltington Uniton.
Oca B~rur.-DOZED~ PREsIDEN'r.-Our
bull dozedl President is pursuing a
course of which lie will rep~ent.
President Grant's own imnpulses
would dover have hurried him into
complicitv with ihe law-defying pro
ecedings mn South Carolina. He is
misled by the Chandlersi, Cameorons
and hot-headed partisans to whom
he has un warily given his confidence
and who seek to make him theI
instrument of their' partisan vio
lence. We call on him to discard
these reckless advisers, who are
using him as a ladder- which they
will kick dlown when they have
elimbed on it to the attainment of
their objects.-New York H~erakd.
"Tain't no use in your cryinA'," said
a heartless maiden to .her prostrate
lover ; "I wouldn't ma~y you if you
were the last man on earth." "Well,
Mary," he replied, breathing through
his nose with great difficulty, "you'll
lend me your pocket handkerchief,
won't you 1"
Subseribe for TME Niws AUD Hun
Ato., and be sure to have the ready.
OAROLINA's CHOICE.
Her New Senator, Gonoral M. 0. Butler
No one suPPoses that the Demo
crnic Legislature of South Carolin:
either would or could plense th(
Northern R1adicals in their choice o
a United States Senator. Genera
Butler is known to us all as one o
the most noderate and Conserva
tive men in South Carolina, ani
knowing this fact, it is not necessa
ry for us to enlarge upon it. Bu'
we take pleasure in reproducing
from the Philadelphia Times, a
journal thoroughly, independent ir
politics, the following article. In
speaking of General Butler's carcar
and antecedents, it sayn:
Mr. Butler is a highly cultured
South Carolinian, who haS; ever been
conspicuous for his ' neervative
counsels and actions. e served
under Hampton during the rebellion,
lost a leg at Drandy Station, rose to
the rank of Major General in the
insurgent army by his merits as a
soldier, and, like all brave men on
both sides, when the war ended he
bowed to the arbitrament of the
sword, and has ever beon in accord
with Hampton in teaching, alike by
precept and example, submission to
the government in the generous
spirit that is due from faithful
citizenship. He was at Hamburg
on professional business on the day
of the horrible butchery, and, as the
preliminary hearing proved, had no
pu-rt in the bloody affair, except to
mnke exhautistivo efforts to maintain
tie peace. But his prominence as a
citizen made him an inviting target
for those who sought to turn a
cowardly murder to political advant
age, instead of judicially ascertain
ing the truth and punilhing the
guilty, and his name has been in
separably interwoven with that
revolting tragedy. Governor Cham
berlain was then the undisputed
Governor of South Carolina, with
the regular'trnoops practicaly at his
cominand, with his State militia
armed and absolutely under his
orders, with Republican judges in
every judicial district, and with Re
publican machinery for th selection
of jurors. He had but to omniand
the law, whose agencies wore all in
political accord with himself, to
enforce swift judgment against the
muxrderers, for attocious i4urderors
there were at Hamburg beyond a
question. But that did not suit the
purpose of the man who was charg
ed with the preservation of the peace
of the State, and the enforcement
of the laws. Instead of summoning
the law to assert its majesty, he
rushed away to Washington and
called for "more troops" with dra
iatic ilourisb to fire the Northern
heart. In a public l3tter lie as
sociated the 'amne of Mr. Butler
with the massacre, to which the ac
eu:sed publicly answered that he was
innocent, that. lie was voluntarily in
the hands of the law, and that he
challenged prompt and searching
judicial investigation of the mur
derons affair, so that the innocent
should be acquitted and the guilty
punished. Nor did Mr. Butler,
h ko Governor Chamberlain, stop
withi a newspaper' proclamiation. At
thme earliest moment lie ap~pearedl
before a Republican judge and asked
not for his discharge, but for a
reference of the case to the proper
tribunal for the most exhaustive
investigation. The Rep~ublican
judge hold this "red-handed ruffian,"
this "moving spirit in the bloodiest
deed recorded in our miodern histo
ry," to bail in the cum of $1,000 for
his appearance at the court for
trial. TUhis wvas last mid-summer,
and wvhy has he not been triedl?
Why has the Republican Governor
not made his Republican judge call
in his Republican jurors and try Mr.
Butler for the Hamburg massacre ?
Five blacks were horribly butchered
after they had been captured and
disarmed. There must be a clear
case of most diabolical murder
against some parties, and if Mr.
Butler aided or abetted the mur
derers, he is equally guilty with
them alikie in law and mno~:alsa, and
why has lie not been triedl? Hie
publicly challenged Chamberlain to
try him before all the Chamberlain
legal machinery, and he~ gave notice
that he would then andl there show
who weore the real authors of the
Hamburg tragedly, that lie had
striven most earnestly to prevent.
It was this notice that made Cham
berlain retreat from the trial of
Butler. It was the fear that Butler
would prove that the Hamburg
massacre was concocted and forced
to consummation by political leaders
most trusted in the counsels of
Chamberlain, and that it would be
established before a Republican
court and a Republican jury that
the Hamburg outbreak was one of
the deliberately planned features
of the Chamberlamn political cam
paign to arouse the country, furnish
an excuse to place South Carolina
under martial law, and thus insure
a new lease of carpet-bag power in the
State. -From August last until now
Mr. Butler has defied Chamberlain
in his own courts, and as yet he is
without any to accuse him at the
b~ar of justice. Such is the truth of
Mt. Butler's association with the
Hamburg butchery so far as the
publfc can judge fromn an impartial
hearing of both sides.
So -long as this dia'Inguished
onlightened prossi and people of the
North, ho can afford to pass over iA
silence the petty mouthing of tho.o
Radical papers whose political creed
begins and ends witlh hatred to the
South and her people.
Redflold's Lantt Lottor.
Correspo.ni neo Cincinnati Commercial.
CHATTANo0oA, T.N., Decomber
21.-Lately I met a Northern
Deiocritd who was as mad as a dog
with a tin kettlo tied to his tail, and
uiot without it reason, from his point
0oL viow, Caually substantial.
"Why," said he, in an outbuist of
indignation, "if it handt been for
the yelp of Solid South, Solid South.
we would have carried Ohio iti
Pomisylvania. The Radicals ph. ved
ujpon the fears of the peopic by
pointing to the fact that the South
was solid for Tilden. That very
thing defeated us inl those two
States, to say nothing of Wisconsin,
and the Pacific slope. And now,
aftor defeating us in the North by
the Solid South bugaboo, they Eny
the South wasn't solid after all, and
proceed to take from us South
Carolina, Louisiana and Florida I
Did you ever hear of iuch im.
pudence ? But they havo played
this Solid South card the last time.
Hereafter they will have to have
some other stock in trade." And
the Democrat cousoled himself with
this reflection. '
So, Republican orators, you must.
spring a now issue for 1880 ani1d
intermediate election ii. You
startled the countiry by the cry of a
solid South, when, i' fact, the South
wasn't solid after all.
What will be the result of the
present complication in Souti
Carolina? Those who expect to
find any permanent solition of the
difficulty other than turning the
State over to the Democats-that
is, the white popl-can 11ndocoivc
thiomnselvos. So-called 1)publican
government is at an el there, and
if, perchance, Chamberlain con tinies
to act as Governor, he will be
powerles~s.
What is such a governient as his
in South Carolina and Kellogg's in
Louisiana good for anyway? They
cannot stand alone an hour if
Federal protection is witl(raw'n,
and with that. protoction they are
powerless to command respect or
enforce law. I fail to soc iliat
good is to come from a cont'nina
tion of an attempt to uphold so
called Republican governminents in
these States.
Tie double governiimit it p
Ont in South Carolina is tihe foirt lh
of the sort we have had in the
Southern States tine the war.
You remenmb)er' tihe two-headed gov
ernment in Alabuna that was for so
long a time a nuisance and a shame.
You reiember' the appeals to Wash
ington, the fights and turmoil. It
is all over, and Alabanm is at peace.
Then there was the double11 govern
ment in Arkansar-Brooks at the
head of one end and Baxter at the
other. It is over; the white people,
that is to say the Democracy, are in
p)owerI. 01ld Joe Brooks ha:s a
postoflice, aind there is pene('c ini
IArkansas. Louisiana had( a long
experiienee withI a (double go'vern1
ment, andi, indtee~d, has; it now, for
M~cEnieryhas niever entirely subsid
od1. After January Lsho will have
more of it, for Nichmols andt Packr
will bothi be inaugurated. ca(
Th'lo reason thait the Republican
party is a failure in the Cotton
States is because there is no whlite
element in it exceplt the oflice
holdors. The blacks cannot con
duct glood government, and if they
could, I don't believe the whitens
would long submnit to it. Theso
agitators in the Cotton State.s are .
rebellious against no-.fro rule where
the negroes aro in the majority..
That is the truth of the matter.
And you need not look for peace
under so-called Republican govern- I
ment in the Cotton States, unless
someo white material can be got into
the Republican party. It is the
talk here that Hayes, if inauguratedi
may attempht to build upi the shant
tered Republican pa~rty in the
Southern States. It can be (lone,
but the effort will req(uireO .skil1 l n
the cutting loose from numerous
catrpet-baggrs3 who have brought
shame and disgrace upon the very I:
name of Republican.
There is a good opportunity for
statesmen tc come to the front
ablout this time if there are ainy in
t'ao country. H. V. R. 1
Judge Lawrence, a Republican]
member of the Congressional conm
mittee in Cohlunbia, regards any
thin~g with black skin as an ebony
cherub without wings. He had
thirty-five of these wingloss ang'ols
of a dark comploxioni hanging
aromnd the WVhoolor House 'for a
week drawing per diem and mileage
from the government The other
night one of them stole his boots,
and the next day the Judge might
have been seen skipping around in
his slippers, looking very disconso
late, and wondering how any por
tion of the colored race could
be* so degra-ledl as to steal a
Congressman's boots.
There won a bloody row at Chap
poll's, on th. Greenville and C olum..
baRiroad, on Christmas, in which
a man was no severely hurt that he
mayv lose his life.
South Ca olin1a NOWS.
The Abbeville boys had a merry
times lat wook, rolling the citizens
in the slow.
Th county officers of Pickens
have all filed their boldi, none of
whiich have bueu rojected.
A negro shot and killed himself
by accident on the Chalmers placo
in Newborry county liut week.
Mrs. M. A. Davis., of Graniteville,
i8 looking for a Iunaway son who
left his home some days since.
l'le Hurter True Routhrovn. men
tionsi nlot le.Ssi than two dozeon gin
holile robbeieis it that county with
mn a week.
Tho Keowue C(orier confgratu
lates its reideis on the ab.ence of
Canes of IUustrkLe in tLE Ocolee
coillmunity.
Two town lots ;ol I in George
town lately for tisxty dollars-(one
for tventy-five dll:ar, and the oth
or for thirty-five dollaris.
Tihe cotton house of J. J. Dale. of
liadies' I;land, leatufort county,
was t.urned down quito recently.
The caulse of the fire is nOt known.
Nearly five hundro:A ddAlar's worth
of good1 we e tolen from the yV
nousll; IrchIiants ,f N -wherry on the
saturday be 'foae ( hiiim.u.as.
T tilxpayers ol HImiiter county
held a Iias Im ecting on the 1st of
January. Those of M.rion 'pill
holdo011 ('o n the 8th,1 (if January.
They a1ro going to docido who to pay
taxos to.
Anderson county follows Charles
ton. Tho Dcmnoc:rats are called to
attend a Umss mieeting on Monday,
tIe 8th of January, to taike some
aetion in regard to tle paymeut of
taxes. S
On the 21st uWt. the gin of Mr.
William 11. Stiniuever, near Brad
f(rd lSprilgs inl Stitifer county, t'ook
Rire by accilent, while in opeistion,
mId the giun-house with it contents
was destroyoL
On Saturday, the 23rd ult., a man c
by the name of Campbell was as e
mlulted in the upper part of lu ion a
'ounty by two nogIroe'J, Who beat hia C
With chlib Lo that ie died the next i
day. The murdevler havoe ac &r- I
rested.
On Christmias (Iy a diaiculty
11ose bet~ween MacCorrbac, eno oft
the soldio. , , tationled at Marion, and I
I colored m armtUed losesx, in 4
which the latter cut, ' the roldier wvith (
x knife. All er being teverely pan- n
shed, Moses took to hii heols and e
IM) away.
A ian nmied Meeker was recent
ly run over aid Uilled by a train on
thie Air Line Railroad, nmoar Liberty.
It i s:aid th-at this imfortunate n
b:. at 1inIlar predilection, whtun
intoxiatlt, to lie down on the rail
road track, aid it is supposed ho met
his death in I hat way.
A wagon loaded1 with whiskey wasa
recently' attacl~ed near Pendleton by
1, p triy of ne~grt( I, the wagonere
bi naly beaten, anid the wiskey stolen.
Theo whmiItos, onm lealrnintg of thmis out
ra:ge, inalo iup at parity mand visito:1
smmaisry plimisl~mnti upon the
hee.One negro was shot inthe
hipi and1( 1bigl', mnd another in the
irima.
A serious sh~ootin~g anid stabbing
aiffray oQccurred aut Uriancihville on
he 2th uill., in w'Ihi a colored
nanl nl:iuied Stephen fligsby wvas
ho1t atnd hil led, anothier namixed
Ware WVilson shot iui the leg, and
t white mian nlamhed J. W. Fairyb
*tabhod in) thme thigh.
HI. 0. Juda, clerk of court ofi
Bleauufort countyL, hmolds the fort. He
.efusjos to suirrend~er his office to thme"
~anary-coIloredl Rapioiild, andi it isP
taid that the rest of the onlic ors will
old the fort with him. The reason n
Lsaigno(d is that there is no law for S
mI cloction of county onficers on the
Ith of November. All the contest
ng parties arc Radicals. 0
South Carolina. s<
b
How can Chtamberlain hold on to
ho oflice of Governor ini opplositionl (
~o the tax-payers and respectable
toplo all over the State, defeated [
t the polls andI counted in by fraud, I t.
mad inaugurated by an illegal Leg- b
slaturo ? Of course he could not
remiin a single hour in the office ti
ault for a b 'dy-guard of Federal,
ioldiors which President Grant'h
iceps around him. Ho cannot re-'i
rnain thus long. Deprived1 of all ti
nuthority by tihe decisilon of the b
hupreme Court, as ho will be, and n
atterly dlorided by the people, what
3an he (do? He cain appeal to
President Grant, and wvhat will 1F
bo (10? If ho procoods further to a
bolster the illegal government he o
ancountors tho decisions of the e
sourts and the public verdict in L
ma~ny forms, and stands forth boldly ia
is the usurpor still defying law and t
right, and tiroading into dust overy t
principle of liberty and self-govern
ment. It would be wvell for this
issue to be settled. Grant does not a1
rest soundly upon this South Cairo- l
lina business. It is worse than the a
murder of a man.- It jA the murder f
of a whole State. Hlow-tQ "tanage
up the consequences," that's the
matter at the White House.-Rich~
inond J~ispatch.
Miscelaneous Nows.
The Lake shore train, bound west
wont through the river bridge near
Aslitabula, Ohio, on the 29th uit.,
and fell seventy-five foot into the
river. One-fifth of the passongors
were killed.
Governor Fairbanks, of Vermont,
has signed the "nuisance bill," and
it is now a law. The bill makes
every liquor saloon a nuisance, and
for every conviction the penalty is a
fine of from $20 to $200, or a fino of
$20 and imprisonment in the county
jail for not less than one or more
than three months, in the discretion
of the eourt.
Otis D. Swan, broker, of Vall
street, New York, disappeared on
the 38th of December. Bofore
leaving he stated that he had misap
propriated funds hold by him mii
trust, for his brother and hister. The
aniount is stated to be $600,000.
lie is also in default for four or five
thousand dollars belonging to the
Union League Club, of which he
was one of the founders.
The New Orleans Democrat of
,he 24th says that the Superior
Diminal Court in that city had been
wrmipelled to adjourn over for threo
lays becauso there was no fire in
11 court roomn, the State having
Jhroywn the expense.of providing for
hat court upon the city, and the
ity being out of funds. The delay
uunlets the city in heavy costs, such
,u continuances, siummonsos, deten.
ions in prison at sixty cents per
Load por day, &c. And yet
qew Orleans abould be one of the
nost independent and flourishing
itios in the Union. "Reconstruc
ion" has done the work for her.
On 6he Fourth of July a little girl
iamed Bondar was so seriously in
nired by a brick falling from the top
Ithe new American offine, Balti
aore, nnd striking her on the head as
o eause her death in the courso of a
ouw days. The father of the ehild
irought suit againat the A nerican,
tying damages at $10,000, but which
>n the payment of $1,000, was dis
ontinuied. Now Bondar brings
(it in $10,000 against the gas fitters
f the building, through whose care
Dsness, it is alleged, the casualty
appened. The little girl was very
tear to him, and he proposes to
aake bor so to others.
The Sprague mills at Augusta,
fame, are now employing about
50 persons, and week before last
id their largest week's work. They
i-nufactured 156,000 yards of print
loths, all finished and put into bales
nd forwarded to the print works at
4rston, Ithode Island, where the
loth will be stamped ready to 1o
ut upon the muarkot. Ninety-five
lousand yards of cloth were woven
lie last month in excess of the
mount woven at the mills during
Lie correspnnding muoith last year.
Governor Lafayette Grover, of
~regon, is a native of Bethel, Maine,
ndl over fifty years old. Gon,
~uvier Grover, of the regular army,
his brother He is~ a graduate of
ktowdoin College, and has lived in
)regon since 1850. He has held all
urts of Territoriid and State oflices,
nid was the first Representative of
bie Stato in Congress. The Grand
tapids 1)emocrat says the G~overnor
a a Michigan man, hails from Cold
rater and was a colonel in the army.
lI'RETENDED AOTs.-Thoe following
a full list of the acts pretended-to
ave been passed by the Bayonet
[ouse and the Senate, and approved
y ex-Governor Chamberlain :
An act to, make appropriations for
le expenses of the Legislature.
An act to amendl an act entitled
A.n act to fix the salaries of certain
ublic oficers."
An act to make appropriations to
ieet the ordinary expenses of the
tate government.
An act relative to Gounty oflicers.
An act to extend the time for
[11cers to. qualify.
A joint resolution requiring
shool claims of Newborry county to
o registered.
An ae6 to charter a ferry in
reorgetown county.
An act to rapeal the lien law.
['his pretended aot is not intended
> go into effect, if at all, till Decom
or 31, 1877.]*
An act to regulate the payment of
eo debt of Newberry county.
The bogus Legislature doubtless
rid a fine ine in going through the
iree of passing bilis and declaring
iem to be Iawui They will have a
rird time indeed in. enforcing their
reasures.
The inmates of the poor-house of
:ershaw couty are threatened with
lhrv.ation, and ino sup plies can be
btained except upon the individual
redit of the mQeibers of the old
oard of county Qomleioners. It.
hi rd to see wpait our .publio insti.
ations are holy~g to.c94for money.
tus year.
alapf, In er count ,ahd a
John C. Wilson, of
eeently lost four eki3 ,

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