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! VOL.1. " ABBEVILLE, S C., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1885. NO. 19.
WILMINGTON. COLi: 11 HI A A Nl) Al'UU
ST A KAlLliOAD.
Going Sou li No 48 No 40
Leave W ilmington V 30 |> in 11 10 p m
^ Arrivu at Florence 1 50 a in 2 20 a ui
Arrive al Columbia ... . . 6 40 a in
Going North No 45 no 47
Leave .Columbia 10 00 p in
5 Leave Florence 4 50 p in 1 52 a in
I Arrive at Wilmington . 7 40 p ni 6 10 a m
I Train No. 43 wtops at all ntatinna, nuk. 4S
' aud 47 atop only at Urinklcy'K, White villi*,
Fleinington, Fair lllufl', Morion, Florence,
Tiiunioi:uvilU, Suaitor, Camden Junction and
UaMtover. Passengers for Columbia and all
point* un C ? U i K, c, c * x r n, Aiken Junction
and all points beyond, rOiould lake so. 4K,
night expreis. Separate Pullman sleeper*
for charlertton and Augusta on train* 48 aud
47. All traiuH run solid between Charleston
and Wilmington.
OFAKTANUUKG AND
O ASHKV ILLE KAU.KOA1)
'In null aftnr Mar 12. 1SK4. nassencer
(rains will be run daily, except Sunday, between
Spartanburg and Hendersonvillu ax
fotloira:
A rr TRAIN*,
n (.tiro K. A D- Depot at Spartanbnrp 6 00 p ni
I * Leave Spartanburg, A. L. depot. ... 0 10 p m
Leave Saluda A 50 pm
Leave Flat Hock 8 15 p m
A rrive Hondersonvilie 9 8# *. m
DOWN* MKi IN*.
Leave Hendersonville 8 00 aiu
Loave Flat Rock H 15 am
Leave Saluda V 00 a in
Leavr Air Line Juuetion 11 25 am
Arrive R. A I) Depot Spartanburg 11 30 aw
Trains on this road run by Air-Line time,
both traina make conncctioas for Columbia
nnd Charleston via Spartanburg, Union and
Columbia; Atlanta and Charlotte by Air Line.
JAMES ANDERSON', Superintendent.
?J0NI)ENSK1) TIME CA.K1)
m. ?.11.
mayuuiia rasscuyei ixuuie.
In effect .September 14, 1884.
GU1MO BOLTH.
I.tare (ireonwood *5 SO nm f 4 00 pm
Arrive Anpos;? 1120 mm 8 60 pm
I,?trc A ujrurita 10 30 am 0 00 pm
Arrive Atlanta 5 45 pm 0 40 am
Lear* AtiEniita 11 40 nm
Arrive Hemifort 5 60 pm
" l'ort licit *1 <5 05 pm
" Chalentnn 6 60 pm
* Savjiiinnh 6 43 j?ni
M Jacksonville 0 00 am
GOING NOITD.
Lvare Jacksonville 6 SO pin
" Savaunah 6 65 am
" Charleston 810 nm
Letrt Port lloyal I 25 am
** Beau fort I S7 am
" Aufruuta 1 40 pm
I.mto Atlaata fS 50 pm
Arrive A?gu?ta 0 10 am
Leave Aupimtn 4 00 pm I 40 am
Arrive Greenwood 9 00 pm 11 30 am
Tickets on sale at Greenwood to all points
at thiough rut ex?baggage checked to dcatinatinn.
Dailr. tDailr, exeeot. Snnda .
w r uuc'i uiv T-.ir.. u..
J. X. 11 Jinn, PujiBriutandeut.
^TI-AKTiC COAST LINK,
PASRKKGBH 1>]U*A11MMKST,
Wilmington, W. C.y July JOth, 1HS?.
KRW LIJJE between Charleston and ,
Ooluaihi* and Uppor South Carolina.
CONl>E*8Xl> BC'illCDUI.E. i
(JOIKrt I
WET. HUT. 1
T" Man Lt Charleston.... Ar. 0 45 pm
8 40 " '* I.alien " 8 #6 "
9 48 " ? Snnitrr. -. " 6 H "
11 00 pm Ar... Columbia hr. i 10 "
SSI " " .... Winusboro ' I IS "
5 46 " ? Chester ? 2 44 "
6 1*" " Yorkrille " I 00 "
4 Si " " .... Lancaster " 0 00 "
6 88 " " Rock Hill " 2 00 "
I* " " .... CbirlotU " 1 (0 "
I IS pm Ar Kowberrr Lv 3 02 pm
4 0# " " Greenwood " 12 43 "
, - 8 M " " Laurent* " T 40 am '
* 6 IS " " ,.. Anderson 10 3S " i
6 04 " " GrranTitle " 0 50 "
f OS " " .... Walhallii - 8 SO "
4 44 " " Abbeville " 1100 "
A IA 14 14 C 4 1 4.- tar* 44
w WW . . . .npAi iAUUlir^ . . . "* low
0 10 1" " ... Henderaonrill* . . " ft 00 "
?*Ti4~Traiua bstwocn Charleston and Columbia.
R. C.
J.:F.T>IV1N*K, T. M. EMEUKON.
Gcn'l Sup'L Gen'l Pa?. ARont.
COI.UMHIA A Nl>
GREENVILLE RAILKOAI).
Ob and after October 5, lflfi4, l'tumsdii
r Train* will run as herewith indicated upon
this read and it* branehea.
fiaily. tictpt Svndavi.
Mo. M. UP 1'AKSENUER*
Iseare Columbia B. C. Junc'n 10 45 p m
" Columbia C. k O. I) 11 10 p b> i
Arrire Alston IS 10 p m i
" Nawlxrrr 1 13 p ?i i
Kinety-ffix 147 p m i
Greenwood 119 pm
Hodges 113 j> m
Ballon 4 41pm I
at Graeurillc 6 05 p bi
* . it. DOWN PASSENGER.
Leave Greenville at 9 60 am
Arrive Helton 11 13 am I
IlodgeN 12 33 p m
Greenwood 12 48 pin
Niaetv-Rix 1 12 p m
Newberry 102pm
Alston 4 10pm
' Colombia 0. 4 G. D 5 IS pro 1
Arrive Colombia BC. Juno'n 6 30 p in j
HTABTAKBrin, tniok * coi.rxHI X K A11. RO AD,
WO. 63. CP l'ASHF.N?KK.
l*avo Aluton 12 42 p m
" Uoioa * ? ?
" Spartanburg, R.f.AC.depot.5 50 p m
KO. 62. TOWN PAHHKNfJF.K.
t L**ve Spart'g R. k 1>. Depot ...,1136am
" Ppart'g S. U. & 6'. Depot ..10 50 am
" Lnion 12 60 p m
Arrive at Alnton Hlpm
LATRKNP RAII.KOA*.
)j*ira Kewber*y ISO pm
Arrive at Lauren* C. II 6 60 p m
I/eave Laurenn C. II T 40 am
Arrive at Newberrv 11 10 p m
ABBRr'lLLK IRAMOH.
Hodges 2 45 p rn
Arriveat Aabovillo 1 45 }> m
Leave Ahborill* 1100am
Arrive at Ilodgen 12 90 pm
ai.rs BIDSE R A I I.KO A l> AKP ANPERHOK BR A SCO
Leave Oalton 4 45 pin
Arrivs Anderson 118pm
* Pendleton 5 58 j? m
" fleneca * ( 40 p m
Arrire at Walballa T 03 j? n>
Leare \Talballa 8 50 am
Arrive Reaoea 0 15am
" Pendleton 9 52 am I
41 Anderson 10 33 am
Arrirc at Rettnn 11 Mi m
/? / | ?? ?*!! /> Tf ? y ?
?y Uil O is I / C/i*
A. With South Carolina railroad to and from
Charleaton; with Wilmington, Columbia and
AugupU railroad, from Wilmington and all
paint* north thereof: with Charlotte, Columbia
and Augqata railroad from Charlotte and i
all point* north thereof. B.~ With Afhenlle
and Spartaabnnj railroad from and for points
in Weatern N. Carolina. O. With Atlanta and'
Charlotte djr Richmond and Danville railway
frr Atlanta aad all poiats south and west.
Standard EatUrn Tim*.
O. R. TALCOTT, Superintendent.
M. UtictiTia, GenT Passenger Act.
0. Ciwvsu, ass'i Gen'l Pass. Agt?
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SOUTH CAROLINA
RAILWAY COMPANY
Commencing Sunday, Sept. 71 li, 1884, i
2 35 n hi, Patsenger Trains will run as follon
until furllier notice, "Eastern time:"
Columbia Division?Daily.
I.oar* Columbia 7 48 a in 5 27 p i
Due at Charleston 12 20 p m V) 38 pi
I.eare Charleston 7 00 a m 4 30 p i
Due at Columbia 11 00 p in 9 22 a i
Catmlcn Pi virion-?Daily except Sundays.
I.eave Columbia 7 48 a in 5 27 p l
Due Camilcti 12 55 p in 8 25 pi
Leave Camden 7 15am 4 00 p i
Due Columbia 11 00 n ni 9 22 p i
Atiytitla Division?Daily.
Leave Columbia 5 37 p i
Due Augusta... 7 41 a in
Leave AugiiKln 3 50 p m
Due Columbia 9 22 p in
Conntction*
Made at Columbia with Columbia and (Jreei:
rill* railroad by trnin arriving at 11 00 a. it
and departing at 5 27 p. m.; at Columbi
Junction with Charlotte, Columbia and An
guda railroad by same train to and from a
points on both roads.
At Charleston with steamers for New Yor
on Saturday; and on Tuesday and Saturda
with steamer for Jacksonville and pointn o
St. John's river; also, with Charleston an
Savannah Railroad to and from Savauna
and all points in Florida.
At Augusta with (leorgia and Central rail
roans to and from all points West and Soutl
at Hlackville to and from all points on llarr
well ruilrond. Through tickets can be put
chased to all poiuts South and West by apply
ing to
I>. McQuken. Agont, Columbia, S. C.
John B. Peck, General Manager.
D. C. Ai.lkn. Gen. Pans. and Ticket Ag'
Richmond am) danville
railroad.
j'atttngtr />fpartm<nt.?On and after Aug
M, 1SS4, pnMnungter train norricc on the A
and C. Division will be as follows:
Xorthicard. No. 51* No. 53
Loave Atlanta 4 40 p ni 8 40 a r
arrive Gainesville 6 57 p m 10 55 a c
Lulu a 7 25 p in 11 61 a t
ltnbun (>np jnne b. 8 12 p ni 11 30 a r
Toccoa ? 8 54 p m 12 04 p e
Seneca City d 9 59 p in 1 00 p t
Central .. 10 32 p ni 1 52 p r
Liberty 10 53 p in 2 13 p l
Kaslev 1110pm 2 27 p r
(ireenville t 11 42 p ni 2 47 p n
Spartanburg/* 1 01 a ui 3 60 p n
( aatonia <j 3 20 am 5 54 p r
charlotte k 4 10 am 6 40 p r
Southward. No. 50* No. 52
Leave charlotte 1 45 a iu 1 00 p n
arrivaGaatonia 2 31am 1 45 p n
Spartanburg 4 28 a m S 45 p c
Crvenville 5 43 a m 4 55 p r
? If . n LI*-.
Libertr 6 34 a m 5 42 p ti
central Siitm 0 00 p c
Seneca city TUtm T 36 p c
Toccoa 8 40 a di T 35 p c
Rabun (?ap jnne ... 0 34 a rn 8 30 p n
Lula 10 00 am 8 59 p n
<>ainoMTitle 10 30 a ni 9 25 p n
Atlanta 1 00 p in 11 30 a n
*Kxpro?ii. fMail.
Freight trainH an this road all carry pa.nseu
Cvra: pattaeufer trains run through to Dan
illc and connect with Virginia Midland rail
war to all eastern cities, and at A tlanta will
all lines diverjrinp. Nn. 50 leaves I^chmoni
at 1 p in and No. 51 arrive# tlier? at 4 p m;
leaves Hichtnnnd at 2 23 a ui, 53 arrives tlier.
it 7 41 a m
Jfyjf'et JSletputfr -Xior.t %cithou.
rhfinge: On trains N'olT'oO and 51, ??>?
York and Atlanta, via Washii.gton ant
Danville, (iroenpboro and Avhcvillo; oi
trains Nos. 52 and 53, Richmond ant
Danville, Washington, Augusta and Nev
Orleans. Throjesh tickets an sale a
Chariot to, (ireenville, Seneca, Spartan
liurg and (lftineaville to all point* south
southwest, north and oast. A connecti
with N. E. railroad to and from Athens
b with X. E. to and from Tallulah Kails
c with EI. Air Line to and ft out Elhcvtoi
*nd JJow^rBvilln; rf with Hlue Kidgo t(
ind froiu Wnlhullr; r with f!. and (i. t<
ind from Greenwood, Newberry, Alitor
and Columbia; / with A. ?Sr N. and S.
U. fc. C. to and from Uendersonville
Alston,' ; Arc.; rj with Chester and I,?*noii
to and from Chester, Yorkrille and I>*1
lax; h with N. C. division and C.. C. A
A. to and from (Jreenisboro. Raleigh, ?Vt
Ehmvnd Ul'llKI.ET, ftupt.
JV. S/tn/yhfer. fien. I'ass. Agt.
A. Ij. Kivo?, 2d V. P. and Gen. Man.
M. AIKEN,
(Jokesbury P. O., S.
is duly authorized and licensed for Abbevilh
:ounty to wril? rinks on
Dwelling*ami Furniture, Barnn, Sin
blfMi and (^ontpntA, (including live
stock) Stores, WnrclioutM?M and
Htorks Therein, Chnrclien,
Millw and Cotton (baled,)
in the l.irtrpool and I.ondo* and Globt In
luranceCo., against loss or damage by FIKE
in the liorhtfltr (itnnan Insurance Co.
Rcsinst loss or damage bv PIKE or LIGHT'
NINO.
Kate* low ; comnauics noWent ; no litipa
Lion. For particulars, address as abort*.
ap!3?I
0ENTRAL HOTEL,
M us. M. W. Thomas, Proprietress.
Broad Aaguata, U?.
Q L. MAHRY,
Atornwy and Counsellor at Law.
aiibvili.k r. ii., b. c.
Offico formerly occupiod by Judge
riioiuaon. tf
l. w. i'kuniv. t. b. oothraw.
pERRIN k OOTHRAN,
Attorney* at Law.
Abbeville 8. C
vr. r. mr.vr.T, jas. ii. imp*. i? w. ruitu
Abbeville. Ninoty-Rix, Abbuvillo
JJENET, RICE A SMITH,
Attorneys at Ijiw.
Will practice in nil the Courts of th<
State, and give prompt attention to al
logal buvinoRR ontruated to them.
gXCIIANGE HOTEJi,
Grhewville. S. C.
THE ONLY TWO-CLASH HOTEL II
THE WO!U?D.
W. R. White. Proprt*to*.
C. WILMAMBg^v
BvuGMfurVwrnftrt,
Greenwood, 8. C.,
DON'T liO "WEST I 5
Is Good Advice From Oup Who Has Tried ,
It. t
"? Anniston, Cai.IIOUX CO., AI.A.,
n c
1,1 January 25, 1885.
in
Editors Mcssent/er: With your per1M
mission I will write you a few dots from
? this my new homo in Alabama. 1 left
11 old l'almetto in November, 1881, for ,,
? more beautiful fields and richer pastures, ^
and since which time I have been a con- .
stant reader of your invaluable paper, c
and every once in a while I sec good
>- substantial citizens doing as I did, leav- r
a ing their native home and kind friends, ^
thinking to better their condition in a |
strange land and amongst strangers, and f
15 my object in writing this is to give them
n a fool's advice which is simply this?old r
jj South Carolina, taking everything into t
consideration, is as good as any State the 1
1 sun throws its light upon, and in many j.
,1 respects superior to many. Now, while 'J
wo ncre in Alabama can make double (
the amount of corn per acre (cotton *
being on an average about the same) it f
must be understood that the lands are
much rougher and requires double the
amount of labor to produce such crops, j
Another drawback is the scarcity of farm j
[* labor, wages being higher, caused from t
ho many public works and there Beemn ^
* to be a disposition amongst the colored t
n race to work for them io preference to ^
" the fann, and yet they do not make a t
n cent move than those on the farm; so I
n u
n repeat again, to let well enough alone,
n and stay in your native State. I came here j
jj to bo satisfied regardless of circumstau- ^
i> ces. and can tell the truth wlmn I
? "J t
n my circumstances to-day are far ahead t
t of many who caine here about the same v
" time*. It is due alone to my energy and Q
" enterprise. 1 could name several to-day
? who have been in this State for throe ^
11 years and working at good wages who c
H would gladly return if they only had the j
means, and whenever you hear of high c
n wages and raking up thu precious ?
11 shining dollars, you may rest assured
that there is a good deal of expense at"
taclied to the raking up. I am glad to j
_ acknowledge Alabama as one of the
j richest Southern States, so far as miner2
als are concerned, and sonic as Pine farm- ,|
B ing lands as you will timl anywhere, but j
I then there is a large area that is moun tanr
cons and ofbut little valuo except for the
* timbers. Those line farming lands are
| too high for a poor man to think of buy- t|
r ing and the mountain lands too rough to ^
t cultivate. So far as society is concerned j
" it is good enough. The school system
* I thinlr cninnti'lm *
... - nwM?vi*ai??V UUIIIIIU 111 Al U1 ^
South Carolina. The Courts, I think,
arc presided over with justice, hut (they j
do not show altogether that degree of ^
culture and refinement that charactcrir.cH
the Bar of Abbeville.
If 'it is your wish, 1 may write you
again on the subject of minerals and
how they are worked, &c. jj
I wish to say a few words to my old
army comrades, and then 1 will desist, ^
for fear thin may find a resting place in lf
the waste-basket oil account of its rj
length. g(
ATTENTION ! CO. (F) IIOLCOMD I.EO ION. 8)
Docs the name sound familiar, boys,
or has the twenty years of hardship and a
J toil erased it from your memory ? With t<
ine, it is as fresh as if tho roll had been p
called thin morning; and I believe th%t, w
were I callcd upon, that I could call the
roll in alphabetical order and not miss
a name of the gallant company. One
) thing we can always be proud of, i. o.,
\ we had tho best captain, or as good a d
" one, as ever drew the shining sabre. 1 c<
- refer to Capt. Zeiglcr, your present A
Clerk of Court; and right here, allow o
me to add that ho is as good a man for ai
the office ho now holds as could be ti
found in your County; and I request of C
each of you, never go back on the brave ti
and impartial Jitlle Major. I remember ti
one instance in the history of tho war n
I shall never forget, and that was an appli p
cation to him by a relative for promotion o
toofllce. Hisreplywas, "Youhaveonlv e
been here a short while; there are older r<
men in the service, and good men too ; t)
' you will have to await your turn." Such 1<
. men are seldom found wearing the arm si
and collar bracelets. ?1
Just how many of the old company m
aro still alivo, 1 cannot tell, hut would p
be glad indeed if I could. I havo the ir
names of the most of those that were ai
| killed, and will mail it freely to any ap- ii
plicant, giving as nearly as I can tho ai
, dates, Ac., and as I may never seo you si
all again, or have tho pleasure of giving tl
you that hearty shake of tho hand, so si
characteristic of'arroy coraradcs, I have
one request to tuako of each of you who
| may chance to soc this letter; i. o., to
drop mo a postal card Anniuton,
- stating where you live, how many child- ti
ron jou have, and how you arc making h
through this hitter world of sorrow. &c. o
It will be appreciated, boys, 1 can assure b
I you; and if you do not receive replies, t(
you may rest assured it is not for want A
of respect. p k
I must really draw to a close, for I b
imuiagine the editor begins to look sour r
and say that will do. So brave com- 1
rades, one and all, and kind friends ef tl
South Carolina. I may bid you fjirewel
or this time. If it in ho that- I mcc
vitli you no more on earth, I hope whci
lie great roll in called in tliftt Grea
rudgment Day, that wo may all bi
mabled to answer?u11rre !"
W. C. Vkkei.i.k.
Wlial Constlutes Manliness?
The answer would bo somethfpgin tin
lature of Benjamin Franklin's distinc
ion between orthodoxy and heterodoxy
'Orthodoxy is my doxy; heterodoxy i
itlier people's doxy."
We have been led to this reflection hi
eading the following item concernin;
he vote on the Blair bill in tije Wnsh
ngton corespondence of tho Aftws ant
Courier:
"Representative Aiken, who is chair
nan of the educational committee havinj
he bill in charge, sat silently In his sea
,r.d never raised his voice except to vot(
vith those opposed to the passage of th<
till. His immediate neighbors, Messrs
Tillman and Pargan, voted with him
)n the other hand, Messrs. Dibble
lemphill, Brntlon and Smalls stood u]
nanfnlly and cast their votes with tlu
riends of cducatton."
We are nt a loss to infer afly reasor
rhy there is any more evidence of man
inoss in the action of Messrs. Dibble
Iomphill, Iiratton and Smalls than it
hat of Messrs. Aiken, Tillmnn and Dar
;an. We have never heard any one o
hese three Congressmen charged witl
>eing[ wanting in manliness. Probably
he explanation lies in the fact that th<
Vans atui Courier and its correspond
nt agree with the position taken bj
lessrs. Dibble, Hemphill, Bratton ant
vmalls. They voted "manfully" because
1 > -
im.-j iuivu ?? iiiu curresponueni mougn
hey ought to have voted, and as h<
rould have voted had he been a meiubei
f Congress. But we submit that thii
? not a fair lest of manliness. If Messrs
Liken, Tillman and Dargan voted in ae
ordance with their cunvictiotts of theii
luty, and there is no evidoncc to tlu
ontrary, then they also voted "man
ully." It would have boon very unjanly
in them to vote otherwise.
Moreover, Messrs. Aiken, Tillman ant]
)argan arc excluded by the correapondnt
from the list of Congressmen whi
re "the friends of education." Wc
hink there iR no good reason and nc
usticc in this. On the contrary, thej
re all friends of education^ihough the)
re not the friends of this bill. They,
0 doubt, believe, as many others do
tiat the passage of the Blair bill, while
iving temporary aid and relief, would
1 the end cripple the educational proress
of the States. Besides tlint, thej
elieve, as many good and intelligent
ten do, that the bill is unconstitutional
f so. they could not vote for it without
eing guilty of gross inconsistency.
We do not wish to say anything disourtcous
shout the correspondent; bul
re cannot refrain froin saying, that any
itempt to "bulldoze" honorable and
italligont men into one's own ideas it
ot only wrong, but is extremely vulgar
rot only so, but in this case, at least, il
i perfectly futile, for Messrs. Aiken,
'illman and Dargan are not of tli?
tamp of Congressmen who trim theii
ailfi to suit newspaper criticism.
Our definition of manliness would be,
strict adherence to what one believes
> bo right, without regard to the &proval
or disapproval of others, coupled
ith a due respect for others' opinions,
A Card.
Coi.nxniA. S. C.. January 28, 1885.
Editor or Rkoistkb : 1 seo by to y's
issue of your paper that you have
Dpied a piece from "Correspondent ol
ugu.Hta Chronicle," in reference to Colncl
Cash and his daughter Miss Cash ;
nd as various papers iu the State from
me to time make reference to Colonel
ash and his family. I Am with relucinco
constrained to say that it is ex'etnely
disagreeable to the surviving
tembers of Colonol Cash's family to be
araded before the public by the press
f this State, at whose hands (with a few
xceptions) they have invariably been
3viled aud abused. Now, do you not
link they should be let alone aud ab
?.~? ??w.: 1
f r? uu ?u uvmi laiou gliuii) ?UU BUITWW 111
ilencc, and not be intruded on ? They
tiould bo let alone, and I am justified in
tying that a majority of the respectable
eople of this State areas tired of hearigof
the Cashes and their affairs as w?
ro of being brought before tho public
) the papers. I therefore respectfully
?k that Colonel Cash and family bo left
ere rely alone. I ask that you publish
lispioce in order that the press underland
our wishes in this matter.
IlicflAnD C. Waits.
South Carotin's Ex-Governor.
Norton, January 28?Detectives retimed
from Detroit, Michigan, to-day
aving in custody ex-Govcrnor Mono*,
f South Carolina, who is wanted in Camridge
for obtaining money by false pre?nfies
from Col. T. W. lligjtinson,
Ioroh Obtninod #34 frora Col. lligginon
hy representing tyinself a* a lawyoi
y tho name of Byratn who had boon
nbbed while returning from Canada,
'he prisoner was committed to jail al
ho February term of court
t?
v.. " ?.
1 A CHARLESTON ROMANCE.
t
! T1IK LOVK-CHA8E OF JKPP DAVIS
t AM) ITS UESUIjTS.
e
A WanIof ItiHhoi)Inicland the Object
of HI* Affect Ions?'The Hall and the
Projected Duel?Stopped in the
Nick or Time.
Recent pyrotechnic displays on the
5 floor of the Nation's Senate as to whether
* Jefferson Davis was a patriot or a traitor
: a score of years or so ago have again ats
tracted attention to the man whom Sam
Ward once jocularly styled utho great
f American myth." But even if it he trfie
I that Mr. Davis, according to Willlh m
" Tecumseh Sherman, was a double-dis'
tilled traitor originally to the causo he
afterwards championed, there is yet lit"
tie doubt that more than one romantic
[ chapter haR appeared in the hard-shell
, Southerner's career. And of this I bo*
came more than convinced aftci hearing
a bit of entertaining gossip about his
eailv days.
J When .TelF Davis, in his twenties
j during his Western service had obtained
his. commission in the First Dragoons
? he was given a furlough. After a brief
- visit to the Capital and as brief a sojourn
; among his Kentucky relatives, the young
? officer drove post haste to luxurious
Charleston, where all the wealth and
f hoant3* of the Southern planter's world
i were concentrated. Of course there
r ? u.-? nu aiirncuun io ine w est l'ojnter at
J Charleston. This attraction was a bright
eyed beauty, a Miss Colby, whose repur
tation as a belle is famous in South
1 Carolinian annals.
? Col. Charles Colby, a wealthy Ashley
t Kiver planter, dying in 1820 or 1821, had
5 left his only daughter, staunch Kpiscor
palian though he was, to the guardiani
ship of Dr. John Kngland, first Catholic
. UisJiop or Charleston. Just how Lieut.
- Davis became acquainted with the plantr
er's heiress I havo not learned. But
i two nightft after his arrival in Charles
ton an invitation was handed the officer
to attend a ball in the Tamous Town
Hall. Davis' card had been sent up to
I Dr. England's episcopal residence almost
before he bad shaken the dust of travel
> from his shoes, with, of course, a billet
^ addressed to Miss Colby. The hours
must have dragged wearily along on the
' day preceding the great ball. The city
' was all agog with. the. excitement, and
, the planters' coaches rolling over the
, stones in rumbling haste, were within
s sight of the anxious young officer watchl
iug from an upper story window of a
strange hostelry.
r Unaccompanied, the youth made his
t way into the ballroom, and leaning
. against a pillar, eagerly scanned each
t new arrival's face. The soldierly bearing
of the ex-cadet, the fine ey<}$, light
ing up a manly, scholarly face, possibly
t wot) admiring comments from the lips
' of Charleston's haughty dames and
I damsels. He was observed to change
i his listless attitude and suddenly start
. toward the ballroom doorway, through
t which Miss Colby, all at her loveliest,
, was entering on the arm of a dark, imt
perious looking gentleman in the full
* evening dress of the period. Undeterred
by tho sight of her escort, a Louisiauian
, of proud Creolo family, Davis was soon
i at the beauty's sule, who smiled her
welcome as she oxtended her hand.
1 While basking in the light of the fair
, one's eyes, the youth, fresh from the
rude servicc of the frontior, shook off
his bashfulness And all melancholy
faded from his countenance, when he
was given the blissful privilege of escorti
ing his partner to the banquet room,
' regardless of th? claims of her escort,
. his cup of pleasure ran brimming over.
; An exact account of what suhso
i quently occurred l?a^ come to no man's
I ears. But this much, at least, I believe
is true : The stern looking cavalier who
had beon Miss Colby's original at;
tendant had watched with blazing eyes
i the assiduous attentions of the Keni
tuckian and hnd entered tho supperroom
close upon his heels. The sitting
at the table, according to the custom of
that old-fashioned time, was prolonged.
Champagne was quaffed in cordial South*
em way, and a certain ill-suppressed ex.
citement seemed to pervade the atmosi
phore in the neighborhood of Davis aud
i the beautiful Colby. As the lady rose
from the table the lieutenant leaned for*
i ward to remove her chair. Hardly had
his hand touched the back of tho seat
i when tho Creole sprang toward him and
, tore the grasp away. It was but a
second's work for Davis to thrust himnAlf
U.4 *-!- * ?
sen uaiwei'ii iiih issiiiani ana miss
Colby, who, pale-eyed and trembling,
Hhrank back affrighted to tho door.
Friendly hands had interposed, and
Lieut Davis placed the object of his
attention within tho ball room. Before
' he could follow her tho enraged Louisi,
anian sprang upon him,' striking him
' full in the chest with his ungloved hand.
The West Pointer, promply retaliated by
. striking his insultcr to tho floor.
< On re-entering tho grand hall great was
* the officer's "chagrin to learn that Miss
i Colby had retired. Discomfited and ill
. at ease Davi*. returned to his hotel.
> Hardly had his door olosed upon him
when a waiter knocked and presented
i
the card of a well-known Charlestonian.
The visitor eamo a? a benrer of a challenge
from the fiery Creole, an?l beforo
he left the future idol of "the LoHtCause''
was pledged to a duel at day-brake out
on the old Ashley shell road.
Just as the sun was glinting tho bay
beyond the forts a party of five gentlemen
stepped out from the palmetto
shadows. A brief consultation was
held, the principals separated, and the
seconds, after loading two murderous
duelling pistols, slowly began to make
the fatal paces. Rut the galloping .sound
of a horse was heard upon tho hard
white road. A horseman, thickly enveloped
in a heavy cloak, leaped to the
ground. And there at early morn as
stern words as were ever launched at
culprits' heads were uttered. The torrnr\
nf 1 1 *
v. ivpivniiii ciiim^eu 10 eloquent
and pathetic appeal, and finally the
duellists timidly advanced and shook
hnndd. The tall figure which stood uncovered,
arrived just in the nick of
time to prevent another of those murders
sanctioned by a Code of the peculiar
ethics then in vogue, was John
English, Bishop of Charleston, tho first
man south of Mason and Dixon's line
with fcarloss courage sufficient to raise
his voice against this duello.
Lieut. Davis went next day from
Charleston, and it is not related that he
ever again met the beautiful Mi? Colby,
who did not lack for lovers though. n?
traditions still fresh bear ample tostimony.?JVcio
York Times.
It is a pity to spoil a good rftory, but
the older residents of Charleston, who
knew Rishop English well, havo no recollection
of any such alTray as is above
described, and arc confident that nothing
of the kind ever occurred in Charleston.
There was no wealthy planter
named Colby in this vicinity, and the
story is apparently pure invention.?
JVeus and Courier.
Deatli In Exile.
Thomas C, Field, well known in connection
with the Tweed fraud in New
York city, died Sunday near ttt. Andrews,
Province of Quebce, where he
had been living in exile since 1872. He
was a lawyer by profession and a man of
ability, and under the Tweed regime
Gllftd the positions of public administrator,
park commissioner, corporation attorney,
"State ftenator and'Assemblyman.
fl*t. A? - I ' * ~
i uu jjnrucuinr steal wmcn uiade field
notorious' and for which he was
ultimately forced to fly from the country
to escape prison, was connccted with
the old Metropolitan Fire Department,
and by which the city was fleeced out of
$4G0,(X)0, of which amount, as far as
could be discovered. Field himself received
188,000. For this ho was
indicted, hut he jumped his bni 1 and became
a refugee. WhenJticld went to
Canada he was reportfi<Wo bo worth a
million dollars, and he liv^d in princely
style. Hut by speculation he lost much
of his ill gotten gains, and recently he
had lived a retired life, raising vegetables
and cuttle. Referring to the death
oi r ioiu, uie .New lork World says:
"The fate of tho man who robbed the
city so shamefully is full of significance
and warning. Tweed died in prison.
Connoly lived and died miserably in a
foreign country to which he could never ,
become reconciled. Field now dies in
Canada, an exile from his native land, to ,
which ho could nevor return, but for
which he always yearned. Of what real
value to these men were the millions of
which they Jobbed the city ?*'
Emory Spoor's lie cord.
Jas. C. Jenkins, who was assistant
United States district attornorney under
Emory Spoor, of Georgia, has made oath
that Speer smuggled an indictment
against Jasper >'arborough and others
through tho grand jury room, after having
made an unsuccessful effort to induce
Jenkins to do it. Yarborough and
others were indicted for whipping and
beating negroes. Evidence that the
crime was committed because of the
politics of the persons ossaultod, which
was required to bring the cose within
the jurisdiction of the United States
Court, wan lacking in the testimony 1
sent up by the United States comtnis- 1
sioner. To remedy this deficiency 1
Specr "smuggled" the papers past the 1
grand jury, obtaining the foreman's signature
without reading the papers, and
got tho case into the court There the '
negro witnesses swore to anything that 1
was required of them and the accused
persons were sent to Albany for whipping
rotors because of their devotion to
8peer when he ran for Congress, and '
one of them has died there. Jenkins '
says 8peer suborned the perjuries, and
furthermore swears that in the case of |
P. F. Lawshe, of Gainesville, indicted
for robbing the post office, Speer wilfully
failed to summon the two most im- (
portant witnesses for the government, (
although urged to bring them before the (
grand jury, because Lnwsho was a po- ]
litical friend of his. The documents J
have been sent to Washington to bo |
used to defeat the confirmation of Speer (
aa District Judge for the Southern
District of Georgia.
Ex-CoDfuderstci In Conftrem*.
Tho discussion in the senato of Genoral
Hawley's resolution of inquiry relating
to Gen. Sherman and the Jefl"
Davis matter, caIIk attention anew to a
subject of interest to a good many people,
the ex-Confederates in congress.
It is an interesting fact, and one not
generally recognized, perhaps, that
nearly or quite all of the senators from
the States of the Confederacy were
motnbers of tho Confederate array or
congress, and that more than ono half
of the members of the House from those
States were also in that service. It is a
fact, too, not generally recognized that
one-third of the Senate is made up of
ex-Confederates, while the House has in
it twice as many of that class as has the
Senate. The total number of ex-Confoderates
in congress is between seventyfive
and one hundred. Of these the
majority were officers in the army,
though there are a half dozen who were
in the congress of the Confederacy, and
ono or two who were in tho cabinet.
Kenna, of West Virginia, seems to bo
the only one of the entiro list of twontyfive
ex-Confederates in the Senato who
served as ft private soldier thoughout
his connection with ihc army. He entered
tho service as a mere boy, being,
indeed, about eighteen years of age at
its close. Ho volunteered when about
sixteen, was severely wounded at tho
age of seventeen, and was surrendorud
at Shreveport at tho ago of about
eighteen. It is asingular fact that while
almost every Senator from tho States
forming tho Confederacy was in the
active service of tho Confederate govArntnsnf
nnln 11
..uiuj a vuiiijjaiuinuijf siiiaii
number of the Sonators from the northern
States arc ex-Union soldiers. Thoro
are but thirteen ex-Union soldiers in
the Senate?llawley, Mitchell, Miller,
of New York, Miller, of California,
Htair, Van VVyck, Manderson, Ingalls,
I'lumb, Harrison and Logan. Wade
Hampton was a Confederate, and is a
popular senator. People who go in the
gallaries ask "which is Wade Hampton?"
nd on being told, they usually settle
themselves for a good look at him. Us
walks about the Senate chamber quite
comfortably upon his wooden leg which
takes the place of the one he lost a few
years ago. He iu quite a favorite with
the ladies. Pretty Mile. Rhea apostrophized
him htmr -recently m uZa
sweetost man in all ze world" This roally
"broke up" a lot of the youngor
element who were trying to creato an
impression, and they are ready to wreak
their vengeance upon Hampton in aU
most an}' manner. Hampton was in both
branches of the State legislature boforo
the war, and was one of the wealthiest
men of tho South, owning a thousand
slaves, if reports ai\e true. He entered
the Confederate service at the beginning
of the war, serving with distinction to
its close, saving both legs in the army
only to looso ono in a hunting accident
a decade or more afterwards. It is a
rather singular fact that South Carolina's
two Senators have but one pair of legs
between them. Senator Butler lost a
leg in the Confederate service. Ho entered
as a captain of cavalry, and was
promoted through the regular grades
until he reached the rank of major Gen
eral, when he lost his leg at the battle
of Brandy Station.?Baltimore American.
A Cutting and ShootlnjfS crape.
Sunday afternoon while several colorod
men wero enjoying a social game of
seven up on Mr. Thos. F. Harmon's
Springfield placo a difficulty arose between
Circuit Williams and Andrew
ltee.se. Circuit roach -nl for Andrtw
with a long-blade pocket knife and out
a gash about ten inches long from hia
right oar to a point under his chin.
Circuit then turned and fled. As he
passed over the brow of tho hill, Andrew
sent a couple of pistol balls after him in
quick succession. One ball entered the
shoulder and was cut out by Dr. Oilder;
the other entered the middle of the back,
and ranging upward either entered tho
cavity or buried itself under the shoulder
blade. Both negroes were badly hurt.
Circuit's wound in the back may prove
serious. Neither party soems inclined to
prosecute the other, and there has boen
no warrant IimumI.-. /VawhAirti
Some ono has strikingly said that as all
noises made in the cathedral at Pisa?-the
slamming of seats, the tramping of feet,
the speoeh and bustlo of the crowd?aro
caught up; softened, harmonised, bloniled
and echoed back from the dome In
music* so there is no affliction, no griof,
110 loss, however hard to bear, 'but,
under the over-arching dome of proviiential
wisdom, power and mercy.^roturns
at last in inelody.
Mothers had better not "rita^eal to smart
children with arguments tnat may pos*
jibly not have just the effect they in
tend. Here is an appeal which evidently
missed fire : "You never saw my hands
is dirty as youre," said a mother to her
little girl. "No, but your ma did!" waa
the piwnptreply.
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