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WINNSO1RO, S. 0.
Tuesday, May 21, 1878.
R. MEANS DAVIS, Euivolt.
JYO H. REYNOLDS, AsSociATc Einioit.
E.At RUSSELL, or as ho is more
familiarly known, Lord John Russell,
died on Friday in England at the ad.
vanced ag of eigLty-cix. Earl Ilussoll
was for a period of thirty-eight
years a conspicuous figuro in the
political history of his country.
H1e twice occupiol the position of
Premier and hold the o(lico for six
years first and then for ono 3 car, but
during the whole of his long lifo ho
was generally a member of the Brit
ish Cabinet. Since 1866, when the
Gladstone Miiiistry was dissolved,
Earl Russell has been in rotiremont,
and has devoted himself to literary
pursuits, writing several works
during the twelvo years. While ho
will not take rank with ti.o greatest
English statesmen, ho will be known
to posterity as a nan of a high
order of talent, of great industry, of
unblemished character, and as on
devoted to the interests of his native
Tns News and Courier thinks
the Democrats in Congress are going
far when they refuso to hour Alex
Stophene. It may be remarked
that Stophejs is gong rather far
when he sets himself on a pinnacle
above all the rest of tho Denocrats
and refuses to entor the Democratic
caucus, even if it be on the question
of investigating the Florida frauds.
Mfr. Stephens its a great man, it may
be said, a very groat man ; still at
timos ho runs of' on tangents, and
it cannot be told whether ho is for the
peoplo or for Alex Stephens. Mr.
Stephens is a trille too intimate at
tLo White Hou.e, and too well satt
fied with Mr. Hayes to bo an entirely
trustworthy counsellor for the
Democrats. ThoiU fact that the Raldi
cals in their pronunciamnento alo
gizo Mr. Stephens should disgust him
and make the Democrats happy that
they did not yield for him to pro
pose a compromiso. Having chalk
ed out a course for themselves, they
could but pursue it to the bitter cnd,
Mr. Stephens or any one else to the
An Investigation Ordered,
The House, on Friday, succeedled
in passing the resolution appoint,
* ing a committee to investigato the
Florida and Louisiana frauds. The
whole week was consumed, the
R~adicals refusing to vote and
* thereby defeating a quorum, owing
to tho absence of Desmocrats. By
Friday, howvever, enough Demno,
* ~ crats had been brought baick to
make a quorum, andl tho resolution
passed. The Radicals fought the
resolutior, ostensibly on the gr< un .1
that it did not include several
Democratic States, but, as many
sup)pose, really because they feared
the developments thaut might result.
Upon the passage of the resolu
tion the Rladicals organized them,.
selves into a virtnous indignation
V ~ meeting, and put forth a rezmrkable
*promme) iamen to, which for inpu.
dence and falsehood has rarely
been equ:alted. Some of thue p)oints
they make are rich. Especially that of
calling those parties p)erjulrers who
a few months back wero considered
sufficiently 'high-.toned and hon ora-.
ble to decide the vexed question of
the result in Filorida and Lc'uisiaua,
in spite of the strongest p)roof of
frauds advanced by tho Democrats.
It is too thin for the Radicals nowv
to denounce the Returning Boards..
The term "conspirators" for the
Democrats is also good, coming
from a party that engineered the
greatest~ conspracy of tihe nine
teenthi confturiy. The p)rotest
agains8t the op)eration of the pre
e vious question under wh.ich the
Radicals themselves, when they had
a majority, hurried ethrough every
diabolical aneasure -that could be
4~evised pgainst the SQuth, is also
a~ fine piece of irony and will be so
e qnstruied. It is also neat dodge
to assume thaat. the. .country was
nr*. osperibi.bu will n~w.ae thow
been due to Democratic efforts,
while the Radicals, by continually
tearing afresh the wounds of the
late war, have over tended to
destroy all confidence in the
stability of the government. The
last appeal, citing the "rebellion of
1861," '. a direct proof of the
recklessness of the Radical con
spirator: .nd agitators. The fact
is the Radical leaders have dis
gusted the couitry and their only
hope, after having v'lificd Hayes in
every way, is to tac k themselves to
his skirts and pull through in some
w.y. Their pronunciamento is
only a despairing howl. They see
the penitentiary yawning for some
of their most trusted statesmen,
and they only hope by clouding up
the question at issue w it irrolo
vant declamation and assertion to
avert itern justice from themselves.
The only point aimed at by the
Democrats is to provo to the world
the fraud that is known to exist.
If Hayes and the visiting statesmen
have to step down and out in the
face of an indign.;nt people, it is no
Democratic funeral. 'T'lo Radical
crime of the Eight to Seven Cim
mission is at the bottom of what
ever agitation may now arise. Had
the Radicals submitted last year
to the voice of the people they
would not now be compelled to
resort to bombast and fury. "'Let
the galled jade wince, our withers
IJ! IC-A-JJRA: C.
Gln. Ben 3uutler says he has
ideas, but no plhos.
The new editor of the Baltimore
Gauet; speaks of Don Qu:xote as
'I'ho daughters of Professor
Joseph Henry will receive a life
income froni $10,000.
There is a bare suspicion going
around that -Mrs. 1iayes would like
to run the White Houso as a Crin
class wvatering place.
Fifty years ago the shad yield of
the Putm'i ac river was 25.000.000
annrrilly. Now it is 250,000. The
umoni asoning greed of man has
destroyed the sources of supply.
A correriponident of the Seientifc
A merican wants to know "how hu1
man skin can be tanned." He must
have been a romtu'uk .bly good boy
when he went to school not to have
learned that among the other
Twelve years and more ago thos
ands of hoop skirts were mann fac..
tured1 annu:lly in this country. Now
the business is completely dead1, not
a smngle hoop skirt manufactory
being in operation-mnd thousand's
of goats arie deprived of their pijn,
cipal article of food,
The Vircginia inte~rris says
$10,000,000 in gold has bren sent to
foreign c'oiutriis from the Paciflc
coast in the last four mionths, be.
ealuse the owners wvere afraid to in.
vest it onl alc(count of thle comnmu
ntide upisngofth workingmen
A most pregna nt serm)on in short
me)tre was~ that of a man named1
B -wler in Louisiam tf l his assassin.
"You many pray till you (lie, but the
Liordl will never forgive you for
shooting a man in th)e back." The
muiderer was so impressed by those
terrible words that ho has twice
tried to kill himself.
Baincroft, the historian, under
whose dietin as Secretar y of the
Navy, in the administration o'f Polk,
the Naval Academy was established,
revisited that famous institution on
Saturday for the first time in thirty,~
three years. It. was mainly owing
to his exertions that Congress was
induced to foundc that school of
The gift of the senators to, Mr.
Cameron ar.d his bridwaapiro
sold slvr wnocoolers. They wil
doubtful have freqnent opplort unity
to soe them mn use whemn the happy
pair return to Washington. They
are expected within a fortnight
when a series of dinner p)arties wvil
followv, the first to b.o given by Sonav
The unfor tunate Volan to is hardly
cold in her grave before another
fatal accident, as the result of this
William Toll stage foolishness, is
recorded, At Rlockport Indiana, a
niemuber of a traveling variety
troupe attmpltedl to -shoot an appleo
from the head. of a woman. Tihe
apewau missed, but the bullet
killed an 4ighst-year-oM4 boy who
was playipg outido the Qanvass..
There, was no arrest, the dispatch
states, as it was an~ acci,dent.. Such
aooidenits omg ht t be m~a4e m.xdor
hitM r&t 4egin9s.. |
Ben Harrison, who ran for gover
nor of indiana against B1te Jeans
Williams, is again a candidate.
Postmaster Grmral Key is re
ported as saying he is now confident
that Hayes was elected, though he
was doubtful at first.
The Iowa Republicans will invite
Senators Blaine and Conkling and
Congressmen Butler, Bauks and
Tlow.send to stump the State in the
Colonel George C Vest, who is a
prominent candidate for United
States Senator from Missouri, an.
nounecs himself as opposecd to' ini,
versal iuffrage and the Fourteenth
and Fifteenth amendments.
The Republican candidates for
governor, lieutenant governor and
chief justice of Pennsylvania began
life as school teachers. The candi
date for secretary of internal affairs
is a printer.
The Washington Post believes
that "If fifteen years ago General
Banks had shot of lhis cannon as ho
now shoots off his mouth he would
not be pointed out by small boys as
he walks along the streets as the
Union comitmissary-general of the
late Confederate army."
The Chicago Times goes over
Illinois in detail, and concludes that
the Republicans will have a majority
of four on joint ballot in the next
Legis;ature. It does not by any
means follow that Oglesby will be
returned' to the Senate, or that any
out-and-out R,puhliean will bo, as
inde:entdin Republicans are very
conunon in Illinois.
It is getting far enough along in
the season now for 'a member of
Congress to drop out of his seat
occasionally and hie away home to
see how tmines are going on in the
district. Eternal vigilance and lots
of money will be requir.ed to keep
some of the districts straight this
year, and the importance of an early
inspection is full appreciated.
The Repuhlican managers who
are r'ising funds for the campaign
are determined that the Prosidcit
shall put his name down for a five
thousand doilar c')nt.rilbution jut
for the moral effect. of the thing.
oven if they have to raise the money
from some othor source. The moia
effect. of such an act on the p-u t of
the President of the United St:ites
nrost be trecen(ous:, nQ matter
what the sun is.
The redistricting bill is being
rushed through the Ohio Lfegis&a
ture, and under its division of the
itate the Democrats expect to get
twelve members of Congress, leaving
the Republicans eight, exactly re
versipg the balance. The redietrict
ing of Missouri was accomplished a
ye.wr ago, which is expected to crowd
out the four' Repulican members
f'rom that Staite, and the Denmocrats
now begi to feel as though1 they
hdgot matters pretty wvell ar
ranged for the next Ffouse,
lEx-Gov. Rt K. Leon, of South
Carolina, had ifn gietty low.~, but
has realized that to i!'C lowest depth
of degradation there is a deeper still.
Having solicited Corbin and Chami
berlain to) join wi th him "in pre
paIring for the press a true history
of the llepublican aministrationsm in
South CarL1ola," those wvorthies
declined, on the ground that they
did not d.esire to mix themselves
up with a renegade. It is now in
order for the Ohio carpet-bagger to
go back to Napoleon and hang
himself from the bluff of t:he river.
The Republicans of Illinois, soe
cf them at least, are natually talking
of running John A. Logan for StLate
treasurer. Logan is a great finan
cier, and it would only be fitting
that he should be set lip for office;
but his friends thinkc that a thorough
canvass of the State by him would
result in the election of a Republi
can Legislature, which would, of
course, return Logan to the United
Staloes Senate. Logan made a
thorough canvass of Illinois twvo
years ago and everybody on the
Republican side was elected-except
Logan. The conditions are not
morei favorable now.
.Tme public is never disappointed
in its expectation of regular rumors
about wvhat Ben Butler is going to
(10. Somebody in Washington has
just told a correspondent that lie
had heard that Butler intimated
that lhe would not run for Congress
this year, but would make the canm~
vas's for Governor on the Greenb'iick
ticket, if this is a fact Massachu
sotte will have to start a new party
with a limited membership to afford
Wendell Pbi.llips his annual oppor
tumity to) rn for governor. A
namp)aigni in that State without Wen'-.
dell Phillips in it somewhere
wouldn't be recognized ps t all life
The healthy growvth of tIe baby
s dependent upon its freedom from
the pernicious effe.ete of opim.
Dr. Bull's Baby 8yup i the best
reynw*nlos 'hI di*as mf
LAD-ES' PHOTOGRAPHS IN THE SHOP
WINDOWS.---A matter which is always
rewarked by American tour-ss
visiting London, who ai e invariably
shocked at it, seem all of a sudden
to have struck the English them
selvos as improper, and discussion
concerning it is now waxing hot.
I refor to the exhibition in shop
windows of the photographs of
ladies in society, and their sale at a
shilling a piece to any purchaser
who may desire them Indo1cd, it
seems odd to see the beautiful
Countess Dudley stuck up in a
doublo-easel framo along side of
Lydia Thompson as Crusoe, and
the Marchioness of Bute, one of the
haughtiest Catholic noblewomen in
the world, lying ohcok by jowl with
Cornelio D'Anka, of twe Alhambra,
and Mrs. Rousby as J,n of Arc.
One cannot but wonder what possi
blo infiuences can induce theso
titled women to allow their counter
foit presentments to become as
common as dirt. It has come to
such a pass that there is scarce a
woman in the peerage whose photo
you cannot purchase at the trifling
outlay of one "bob." But I sup
pose their view of the matter is
that the Royal Family let them
selves be sold, and that is a sufficient
offset to the dubious association
through pictures-with the ladies
of the ballet.-.nglish orre,
IESPITID.-A telegram to the
Xews and Courier, from Abbeville,
dated May 17, says :
Jeff Davids was sentenced at the
last term of the court of general
sessions to be hanged to -day for the
murder of George and Drucilla
Franklin. The gibbet was erected
in the jail yard, and every arrange
ment made to conduct the execution
privately as required by law. At the
appointed hour Davids was pinioned
and taken to the scaffold, still pro,
testing his innocence. Tho knot was
adjusted, the last farewells were
taken, the prayers for the dying were
said. There stood the prisoner,
with the rope around his neck, on
the brink of eternity, At this sol
eimn moment a paper was banded to
the executioner which proved to be
a resihito from the governor for the
doomed man to June 14. The re
spito was wholly unexpected, and
when it was re4d Davids broke down
completely and sobbed convulsively,
but continued to assert his inno
couco. The evidence ggainst him
was strong, but circumstantial.
Letters received from General
Beale, formerly Minister to Austria,
written from Paris, annuoeo his
safe at-h;val there and give the
informuation that his married
daughter and her husband, a
Russian of rnk, c-.meected with the
Legation in . am, y i -- re.,
covered from the bites o r a.rite
dog. Both the lady and gentleman
were bitteni some time ago, -the
former in the face anm t'' latter
in thle armII, by whIat was; '.:g i ,
be a rabid dog. T1he (log died of n h t
the physicians called rabies, and thme
two victims, whlofe wounds weie
se::red with hoet irons, have recovei
owd, except a slight soreness from the
e muteriz:t tion. General Beale will
remnainl in Paris some tuie to escape
being sum moned as a witness in the
notoiou,s McGarrab~an case.
Nine murderers have been exe
cuted in Louisiana since Governor
Nicholls wvent into oflice. Those
wvho have good memories enough to
recall the lax administration of
Kellogg and his abuse of the par
donning power, will now haLve an
opportunity for conmment.
Says the Barn well Sentinel: "The
wvife of a wvell knowvn Pemnocratic
colored man, living near Edgeijeld,
gave birth the other day to three
whiopping .ma.le chi-Idreo, The
childr.en are thriving, and have been
-nanmod liampton, B3ulter and Gary."
It was in 1835 that Louis Phillippe
recalled his minister from Washing-.
ton, a,mnd tlgeatened General Jackson
wit.h war for demanding the in
demnity. Such events s.eemn a 14tJe
olJd to look b:wck upon.
One of Brigham Young's daugh
ter's has just married a former
hostler in her, father's stables, wvho
alr'eady haB one wife. She is .home
ly, but brings her groom $20,000.
Mr. Wheeler, of New Hampshire,
who died worth $11,000, seems to
have been a pleasant sort of man.
His will says: "Expend it all on
P?erhaps it is wrong to go fishing
on $dunday, but if Iish are wieked
enough to bite on Sunday they
ought tQ be made to suffer for it.
Here is a salutatory of a new
editor down in Majyarkdm : uWhat
I have to say to this community will
be said gradually."
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