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A DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL DEVOTED TO
Vol. I.
ORA3TGKEBUR&, S. C,
._:_ii_^->:^~L.
ERESTS OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY.
[ JANUARY 3,1879.
2ST?. 1.
SHERIDAN & SIMS, Proprio
SUBSO^IPTION.
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C?flSClfiNCE IN POLITICS.
BETTER TO BEUIGHT AND
THAN WRONG AND 8UCCEj
[From tho Baptist Courier.
There is such a thing, v>o a
anuded, despite appearances*
lieve, though some may bo d,
to smile .ot our credulity, tb
are men who every year go d
tho poiilLal arena and come
smirched ; men who feel tb
serious thing to have a ban
conduct of government for c^
or nation, who walk hurab
tho weight of their response
eeelrdi vine guidance an
and whose souls loathe
false, hollow and unjust,
men, it must bo admitted
tional. May God multiply
ber, for they aro tho
country/
It is humiliating to L
that, as a rule, even Chris
agreed to leave their con
home when they go it'to
t-nntest. Everything is
Fail
per
e be
osed
there
in'o
p un
it is a
n the
state
under.
y,wbo
ength,
ything
t such
exeep
ir num
of-the
war; a^d politics
principle; and t!
?very protest
or, "We are
wn weapons against
Now* we have hoi
ic course of one pr
A,han: another, nor/
?Jods sought to
side or that,
say that '*
than victory;
with clea;-\ h
dishonest
euch succefc
run the w
carry a yurse
Is.tht
confess
seem
ences at
political
in lOVe,
ccepted
]y to
religion
devil with
'ning their
em."
ng to say of
ical party more
the particular
tained by this
e do mean to
ething nobler
better to fail
to succeed by
eans, because
in the long
nes, and will
How much
fraud and injustice was*?racticed all
over this broad land dnjrtrig the late
.campaign and election i[i is impossi'
blc say. We have po reason to
believe that there was tiaore than is
Common In timeB of great political
xeitcment and conflict. Vit is not of
ecent events that we write, it is o"
'principles which apply to all times
and. all parties.
Govcnment is of God, and every
initn who has anything to do with gov
f nrnment, from tne most ignorant and
obscure laborcpwbose-bi^e&t glory
k is to cast ? vote, t destand
mightiest offlc'u tolas
I ery one is boui(u to use bls:political
1 privileges ?nd powers in the fear of
iGod. ' ; I "
I How has it come to pass that
^.Washington City iscorcmonlyjspoken
Hof by intelligent foreigners, |ind by
B honest men among ourstlvesfas a den
Hof thieves? How is it that State
Scapitols aro so often regarded as
Hainks of corruption, and many city
?governments as fiendish machines
?controlled by powerful "rings'* for
?their own vile, selfish erdsj? What
?has brought about this state m things,
fftmt the almost universal exWcise of
passion or selfiBOT^HSBSflhout | the
BHgbest regard to the sogg^tions of
; conscience ? Any kind or Agreej of
villiany appears to be expected in the
conduct of political affaire. J And the
men who practice it?-how j are they
treated by society, the best society ?
even the church ? (for they nVe some
times religious men?by profession.)
Are they scorned "and Routed?
Are they dealt with as yoi i would
deal with your neighbor who I tad told
yon a lie or practiced som? fraud
S>on you in your social relations?
o, truly. Thoy aro petted, they
are lionized, their names are .blazon
ed everywhere, and their wonderful
peeches heard with shouts of ap^
lause by admiring thousand^. Noth
g is too good for them,/no glory
great for them. Accordingly, we
d the vilest men in places of honor
trust, men who are uaadly arobi
or meanly greedv of? gnin.
body bccb it, ewj&rybody la
it, everybody denounces coun
ialatnrc, Congvess?and yet
ijiaos of the -people continue to
political privilege/a without once
to conscience, Here s my
?bo thou my givide I
tppose it were (Otherwise. Sup
every man inj the counfiry dc
fd with what jbolitical party he
Id act, and what candidates be
( Id support, ufpon conscientious
jtinds, with the; fear of God before
ee' that every; one,
ie west t<j> the ballot-bos, re
ftroust give account
vote, just as surely as
deed of his life, and
b a pure conscience?
tion we should prosent
volution which would
slice, impurjggftnd kna
up truth, honQSi virtue,
tae, oolld prosperity.y We
man supported fojr of
character could not (bear
; no more selfish, scheming
in legislative and congres
alla. Our representatives
men in whom all havo con
and our statesmen abovejsus
?, blessed eyes that h'lmli
day. L
thoi one party or another shall
preponderance is not/the
r of first conscqonce in a e*un
ko ours, however important it
sometimes bo. far moro lno
tis ia it that each man nse his
lal privileges always unselfish
igiously, with a conscience Void
enco toward* God and men.
Those are golden words of Frederick
Robertson's: "Better'Ja it to aup
port a wrong cause ci?^scien?ouely,
than a right one insincerely. Better!
is it to be a true man on the side or
wrong, than a false man on the side
'?f right."
There is something above all party
to which our loyalty is due, some- j
thing which shall live whe.n all par
ties have bad their day ana vanished
from tho ea:tb, something which!
shall survive the grave a"d meet us
at the judgment. God help us to be I
lovni first of all to conscience. C.
Swindling the Negroes.
While the stalwart organs of.thej
North are pretending to believe that j
the colored man does not under any
circumstances, vole the Democratic!
ticket,, they seem to forget tho sad
lesson the negro has learned from his
experience with the carpet-bagger
and with the freedman's bank swindle.
In order to make him turn thorough
ly a Republican, the negro was told
that his loyalty, so called, If carried
out persistently ..^od certainly, would
entitle him to rbity acres and a mule.
This promise inflamed the simple
mind of the freedman, and he was
loyal for a year or iwo to an extent
that surprised even the carpet-bag
gers and led the stain arts to believe |
that bis devotion woul.v be eternal.
But the negro was swindled. He
was cheated on every hand. Agents
of the freedman's bureaux walked off
with with his small earnings, and
loyal peddlers of patent pt\ls came
around for the purpose of scooping
ing up his money. Not content with
this, the loyalists of the North Invent
ed a trap for catching the small
change of the colored man, and right
well it succeeded. The freedman fell
an easy prey to loyal rapacity. They
flocked to the branch offices of the
bank and deposited their sums with
a confidence that was child-like and
1)1 and, considering the fact that it
was the deliberate purpose of the
managers at the start to swindle the
negroes. And they did swindle
them. They swindled them from the
beginning to the end, and when the
rotten concern got ready to fail, the
funds of the Southern negroes were
gobbled up as remorselessly as if
such people existed. Then, r*
vcRtigate the atfairs of the concern,
and to wind up its affairs, hud been
'appointed; the cheat still continued.
One inefficient clerk did all the work,]
and the more than inefficient commis
sioners drew their salaries with an
emphasis and an unction truly re
freshing. To be brief nearly every
honest and thrifty negro in the South
was swindled and robbed by these I
dishonest Republican conspirators;
and*yet the most of them, even the
thieves themselves, pretended to the
last to be the friends of the colored
people.
With all these plain facts in sight,!
the Republicans pretend that the ne
gro would vote the Republican ticket.
Do they take the Sou* hern negro for
a fool ? Do they think he
without intelligence?
they are reckoning witl
The negro is not only
is in shrewd, and he kn|
the next man when
robbed.?Atlanta Const
The Tissue Ba
A scoffing contempor
that the News and Coi
discovered that the
were invented for the ua
cratic negroes and that tttUWIid not)
inr.ount to anything any iSHwill de
cide next week that theseBrosuc bal
lots "were stirffed in by wicked Rad
icals, who wished to damage the char
acter of the Democratic party."
Quite likely. We discovered yester
day tlint. E. \V. M. Macksy, whu is!
accepted as authority on tho subject,
had 10,000 tissue tickets printed in
Charleston on election day, or the
day before. ' We leavo it Wour pro
phetical contemporary to decide what
use was made of them.?Ntw* and
Courier.
A Washington special says : "The |
attention of the Blnino outrage com
mittee will be called in due lime to
the fact that E. W. M. Mack^y, the
defeated Radical candidate for Con
gress in South Carolina, had ten
thousand tissue tickets printed in
Charleston just beforo the election.
All tho information as to the tissue
ballot-stuffing in South Carolina over
which Mr. Blaine and his congeners
havo been making such a fusa came
from Mackey. While investigating
this subject it will be in order for the
committee to call Mr. Mnckey and
inquire what use he made of his tick
ets. A Republican member Of the
committee intimates that it will not |
be the policy of the majority of the
committee to summon many witness-1
es, and among them he thinks there |
will be very few colored persons.
What they think will be the best plan
is to call a number of the Radical'
white politicians in the South, and
such Federal officials who can be re
lied upon, to give such testimony as
la wanted."
If a man is on his way to the
woods to commit suicide and a bull
suddenly gives chase, the chances are
that ho will run for his life.
Subscribe for TmeDkmocrat,
THE UNIVERSAL (IHKISTMAS.
?o??
PEACE ON EARTH AND GOOD WILL
TOWARD MEN.
For nearly nineteen centuries
Christmas day has been held up to
mankind as the cue especial time
when good will should prevail, and
peace brood over the earth. The
martyrs chanted it. Tiie monks
preached it. The pulpit of tho press
is filled this day with those who talk
of it and write of it. And with rea
son. Religion apart, no nobler life
than ihat of Him of Nazareth, in its
power, its sorrow and its unselfish*
ness, has been given to mankind as
a warning and an example. A Warn
ing that there is oftentimes most
strength in spuming weakcees, and
an example that inflnito m-ght Itself
can oftentimes best accomplish its
wise purpose by submission to inferi
or forces.
There was in Him of Nazareth no
eagerness to exercise the omnipotence
with which He was endowed. Man
in appearance, a perfect man, his
methods were human. His were the
annoyances and vexatious of ordina
ry childhood. His were the hard
ships of the poor in early manhood.
The divinity that was His sharpened
the keen edge of the winter's blast,
and quickened the pang* of hunger.
Throughout His precious life it was
His part to teach what no man had
taught, and to suffer as no man had
suffered.
Had He said but the word, His
Father, which is in Heavcny would
have given him ten legions ofVngels.
li was His mission u. show that holy
living and holy dying are more po
tent than the irresistible influence
which compels an acquiescence which
is far from being consent. A wish of
the Father or the Son would have
changed the whole world ; but the
world then would have been saved
in spite of itself. Tho an;'/'
were made perfect, and Lucifer an 1
his hosts are lost. For them there'
is no uprising. Man was created in j
the Lord's own image, and be fell.
For him there is a higher life than'
that of Eden, but a life that he must
work cot for himself, in the sweat of
his brow,?and the bittereessrof Jihr
?no majestic lesson of : the JWew
Wn?.l t j ? i1... l '. iu;y^hq ^uy"oe
helped must help themselves, and
that they who help themselves-'shall
be helped. B-it the paramount lesson
is conveyed in the sweet sad knowl
edge that the Miracles wrought by
the Son of David were always for
others, and never for Himself. Du
ring the fasting in the deseit, during
the bloody sweat in the gardeu, while
bound and buffeted-, when pierced
with the cruel thorns, while tottering
under the burden of the tree of Cav
alry, when racked with thirst and
agonized with pain, there was no
manifestation of strength divine. It
was otherwise at Canu and when the
widow's son was sleeping, when the
multitude were hungry and Vhen the
fishermen despaired, when Ih&storns
^Mj?d"jH^^jen tho centurion en
HIT saving word be
/the voice of the Lam
?prnd there was plenteous
Haling, safety and new Hue.
gay Himself, for others He was
Bvla sight an hundred years are
Bras yesterday, and all days are
Bnke. To those who acknowledge
Tlim to be the Lord, the anniversary
of the day when the angels sang their
glorious song to the shepherds4 of
Bethlehem is the first of days, but it
is not His day, in very truth, unless
are made like unto it each day in the
existence of every one. And, when
on this blessed day, something more
is done for others than we ever at
tempt to do for ourselves, and sacri
fices are made for others in act or in
feeling, that we would noi consent to
for ourselves, then do we begin to
understand the mission of Christ, and
enter into the fullness of the spirit of
this most gracious time.
It is something to give a day or an
hour to beholding one's own j >y in
the bliss of others. Such is Christ*
mas. But it serves little, at last,-if
the kindliness of to-day be followed
by harshness to-morrow, if grudging
come swiftly after giving, if uucuan
tablenoss go fast after tenderness and
mercy, if the whiteness of these few
hours make more distinct the black
ness of daily life I To be a true
Christmas, this day, whatever its
course in former years, must be the
precursor of a round twelve months
of gracious acts and kindly thoughts,
of bearing and forbearing. Resting
amid the leaves, unnoticed if not for
gotten, such a Christmas wilt give
fragrance aud benediction to the
book of our life. So let us think of
Christinas this time, if never before,
and if the day when Christ was bom
come only once a year, the lesaons
He taught will be with us each and
every day, and, in our hearts and
lives, there will be peace and good
will, renewing and renewed forever.
?News and Courier,
The private hearing of Edison's
olectric light patent case was resum
ed yesterday. Tho solicitor general
decided that Edison should bo o" .w
cd to proceed with his appli' ion.
It is expected that the Edison patent
will lie sealed in a fow days, unlciB
I further opposition is offeree*.
YhejChang* Jans?.
General Gram , 51 nnoune
ed, has concluded ??? t and(
to remain abroad tit. '<
This is at) vi clod.
When it was ? iat he was
about to come !: I n sue*
cession of enti ji bad been
prepared to bo j v ,; alter bis
arrival,there wei indications
of popular dUseiU
The construction ptttVfcy the mana
gers upon these iiapprobaf
tion was that they merely tp
the time of General ij^Tii'n return,
and they drew isj ;ion that it
wouhl bo morewpru4eotlT?r him to
postpone bis com in
Herein they cvr. ' is no un!
rriendliness to General Gefeint,-' and no
one objects to his reJ?jr?M\Wii a t dif
ference does it male/' ;.v, anybody
whether he be in Asia;n? jAmerica?
whether ho be tum?; teather or
hauling wood ?
IThe hostility rent southing
n:ore substantial. H fa it'f having all
tho usages and traculiou.vwhich have
controlled the elect Presldoftt
set aside.
This objection wiU retain perma
nently, and wiil apply'"?p General
Grant as a candidate fol ?dl times.
Whether he come home mVw or go to
lAsla first will not make ?\a slighest
difference.?JVew York ih'li.
t_v
IThe Distress in
The distress in England!and Scot
and, says the N<: 'ourler, is
darming. Through t he dullness and
unprofitableness of trade tolas of thou
sands of persons, in every* branch of
business, have been ? ? vri out of
work, and this unavoidable injury has
beeu aggravated by strik?,* underta
ken in the hope that .employers
would bo willing to make goods to
sell at a loss. Relief fouls arc in
contemplation, but this wl|j be a hard
winter in Great Britain a^.well as in
Ithe United States. -M
In Great Britain t > been no
c ntraclion of the ci .-, and the
gold-bug is as unknow eilver
lunatic. Yot the d the fail
ures, and the paralysis or tnannfac
tures are fully as severe ?frjjn: this
country. If tho Gr
the h
lead them to do.nbt.tho truth of their
dootririo that the preparatio n fur re
Bnmption are the causes o!i nil Our
troubles. The whole world Ibas been
advancing too rapidly, and expansion
lwould,Vt best, have only wostponed
Ithe evil day. The country ?aas seen
the worst, and will soon Begin to
mend. _j_ if
Gov. Hampton's Kind Hjjart.
GovernoV Hampton's fe'-V>ings fori
the coloredi race is illustrated by a|
writer in the Springfield Republican,
who declared that "tile"" GorCr1tt>r is
?all soul." This writer sfcys that
Hampton, when riding, during the
campaign of 187G, amongM.be rice
fields, had his carriage'stopped by a
furious colored, woman who held a
pine knot in her.baud, and eworo she
would kill him. "The Govetoibr took
a-ftve dollar note and banned it to
the wretch. ?he\gaaed atfnin and
then at his moneyr^^unty \ he paid,
'that, is not to buy yourYoU*' 'What
|is it for?' asked the stupeli < woman,
I, as a child, slept many m: -our in
my old colored nurse's arms, an>?^.I
feel kind for your race, l^m your
friend, but you do not know it.'
Tears rail down that swarthy face ;
she ran to the field near by with all
her speed, and led her hnsbmd back
by the hand. 'Man,' she said, ?Gov.
Hampton gib me dis five dollars.
'Tis do fust money 1 had gib to me
since freedom. Rubel or no rebel,
God bless him. If you don't vote
him, I'll quit you,9 Such is tho
man. He is all soul."
Senator Butler's Maiden Speech.
The Record brings us also the full)
Ireport of Senator Butler's maiden
speech in tho Senate on Monday.
As an instrument for tho confusion
>f Mr. Blaine the speech wa? admira
bly prepared, but it was something
more than that. It was not only a
enanly nud olear defenco of Mr. But
ler's own State, but a cool and cour
teous one also ; and a Senator from
South Carolina is entitled to unusal
credit who could lelain his .coolness
and his courtesy in defending his
State from charges so monstrous as
have been brought against Bor for the
purpose of subjecting her ngain to]
tho odious and scandalous daupotism
to which sho was for ten yeara sub-]
jectcd. Governor Hampton will
have a worthy colleague, as South
Carolina a real representative, iu
Mr. Butler.?New York World,
Wert thou never in straits before,
and did He not deliver thee? Go to
the rive: of thine experienuefand pull
up a fow bulrushes ami pljiit them
into an ark, whetein thiue infant
faith may lloat safely on the stream.
Forget not what God has dono for
thee ; consider tho days of old. Go
I back then a little way to the choice
I mercies of yesterday, and though nil
[may be dark, light up the camps ot
] f.'.le past j they snail glitter! through
the darkness, and thou-Sball trust in
the Lord until the day breaws and the
shadows flee away.?Spurgcdn.
. i-?-?,,fc.<.rr?
Speak the truth always, /
v 1
AM IMPORTANT MATTER.
WHAT TUE UNITED STATES OWES
SOUTH CAROLINA.
The following clipping w? take
from tho Richmond Dispatch. It
will doubtless bo gratifying to South
Carolina to know that tho United
States Government owes her $200,000
in cash, whether she ever receives a
cent of it or not. This matter shows
iiow true South Carolina was to the
Government in the past and how true
she may be in the future. If Democ
racy controls she will doubtless be
repaid the full amount:
"Last session General flunton, of
Virginia, introduced a bill for a re
computation of the amounts due by
the Federal Government to the States
ol Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia,
Delaware, Pennsylvania; Tennessee
and New Yurie, and money advanced
to carry on tho war of 1812. The
hill was referred to the Military Com
mittee, and by it turned over to a
sub-committee, of which Mr. Evins,
of Sooth Carolina is chairman. Mr.
Evins has, after an exhaustive inves
tigation, prepared a report, which
having met the approval of the com
mittee, he will lay before the House
for its action whenever the Military
Committee shall be called. In this
he shows that a most arbitrary and i
unjust mode of computation was
adopted by the officers of the United
States in settling with the States, i
For instance, instead of letting any i
payment they doled out going to- <
wards keeping down the interest, they I
actually credited the principal by it, 1
and when thoy made the next pay- 1
ment they calculated tho interest on
the last payment in order to offset i
the interest due a State. In 1857
the State of Maryland rebelled I
against this and obtained a resettle- I
ment of her case on legal principals, i
and the result was that she secured
$270,000. In 1858 Congress directed
Secretary Howell Cobb to report what
amounts would be due tho remainin: i
States upon a similar recoraputation, <
and he showed that Virginia was en- I
titled to $1,076,600, South Carolina
to $202,000, Pennsylvania to $218,- :
000, and the other States already I
named to much smaller sums. Notlt* <
ing was done, however, towards pay- <
chusetts were paid nearly. $800,000
for their advances on the precedent {
act in the case of Maryland, and now
the committee say it is just and proper
that Virginia and tho other States
should be treated in the same way.
.The committee only made one '
amendment to General Hun ton's bill,
and that was that scrip of the denomi- '
nation of $100, $500 and $1,000, run- ?
ning ten years and bearing interest at
the rate of 3.65 per aunum, shall be '
issued in payment of these war claims.
It is claimed that the Government has ?
an offset, but not to a very large ,
amouut, against Virginia's claim.
Our delegation is very earnestly inter
ested in the bill, and will do their
best to secure its passage.
What a Woman's Glove Holds.
A woman's glove is to her what his
vest pocket is to a man. But it is
more capacious,"ami in ni .cty-nine
instances out of one hundred it is
much better regulated. A man wiil i
carry two dollars' worth of small
change, four matches, half a dozen '
tooth-picks, a short pencil and a pack
oTbu?iness cards in his vest pocket '
and yet never be able to find a nickel ,
or a match "or a-teoth_pick,or a pencil <
or a card, when he wants it. Not so
with a woman. She has the least |
bit of a glove, and in that glove she
carries the tiniest little hand and a
wad of bills and memoranda for her
intended purchases und dress goods
samples and car tiokata nnA msyba a
diminutive powder rag. We have no
idoa how she does it?how she man
ages to squeeze those thousand and
one things into that wee space. But
sho does it every time, and the glov?*
never looks the least bit discomposed
or plethoric or ruffled. Aud wheu
tho woman wants any article conceal
ed about that glove she doesn't seem
i to have the least trouble in the world
gocting at it. All that is required is
a simple turn of the wrist, toe mo
iueulary disappearance ol two fairy
fingers and the desired article is
brought to light. It is a wonder that
I no savant can explain I?St. Louis
Journal,
A Thirty-Six Pounder.
Tho Wilmington Star says: "Talk
ing about big potatoes, Mr. W. T.
Moore, of Marion County, S. C,
writes to a friend in tills city, as said
friend informed us, that he has a po
tato, raised on his farm, which turrs
tho scales at the enormous weight of
thirty-six pounds, and it was not a
good day for *dlggin* taten?' either,
when that was brought to the surface.
That is what may tie called a combi
nation of a whole patch in one huge
potato." Tho man who started the
above tale is certainly entitled to the
championship.
"Brave men, wise men, true men 1"
shouts tho Newark Journal, "to tho
front 1" Thank yon, thank you kind
ly. Now if tho usher will ploase
show us right up to tho orchestra
i chairs.
This is the cheapest paper ever
published in Oruugeburg.
A Romanoe of the War.
A gentleman well acquainted with
Colonel Uealf (who recently commit
ted suicide in California), and an ar
dent admirer of bis poetry, relates a
story told by himself when the two
spent a night in conversation, criti
cism and recollections, so dear to bis
kind, over a cosy fire and warin de*
coctions. He spoke of the night be
fore the battle nr. which General W.
S. Lytle fell. The two (Realf and
Lytle) lay together iu the general's
ten*. They were both given to wri
ingr poetry at such times, and each
bmd in unfinished poem on band, and
they read and criticised each others
efforts humorously for some time,
when said Lytle:
" 'Realf, I shall never live to. Qnish
that poem.'"
"Nonsense," said, I, "you will live
to write a volume of such stutr."
" 4 A feeling has suddenly come
over me,' continued the general, sol
emnly, 'which is more startling than
a prophesy, that I shall be killed in
to-morrow a fight. As I spoke to,
you 1 saw the green hills of the Ohio
as if I stood among them. They be
gan to recede from me in a weird
way, aud as they disappeared the con
viction flashed through me like the
lightning's shock that I would novor
Bee them again.'"
"I rallied him for his superstition,
but the belief had become strangely
impressed upon his mind, and he suc
ceeded in so far thrilling me with his
own unnatural fear that I beggod
him to finish his poem before he slept,
that such fine work might not be lost
to the world."
"In the small hours the general
awakened me from a slumber into
which 1 Iiav! fallen to read to roe that
beautiful poem, which must live as
long as literature survives, begin- *
aing:"
"I Am dying,'Etfynr^ljrlnjr; -?
Ebbs the criiiuou life blood fu?t."
"My eyes filled with tears as he '
read. Ho said not a word as he con- j
sluded, but placed the manuscript in
Ida pocket aud lay down to sleep." ,
"Before dawn came the call to (
arms. When I next saw poor Lytle (
ic was cold in death among the heaps j
jf slain. I thought of the poem, and, (
was forwarded among other things ,
to hia friends."
Can't bo Done.
The latest sentimental ballad ia
entitled "Give me the homo of mv
childhood." Biess your soul, we'd
lo it in a minute, but?-why, haven't
you heard? Old Tadgera closed out
three mortgages on it in 1867 and '8,
und the next year it was seized for
riebt in the summer following, then
your oldest brother claimed that it
belonged to his wife and brought suit
In her name to recover, oind before
that was through they found an old
flaw in the title and in trying to
straighten that out, it transpired that
your grandfather had no government
patent on it all, but had stolen it
bodily from the Indians; and now
two half-breeds have brought suit to
recover the property as the heirs.
The house was burned down about
two years ago and the neighbors have
used the fences for kindling wood;
your wife's cousin is trying to get
hold of the lot and your half-brother
jumped the prcpertv one night, put
up a little shanty on tho alley corner,
and is now it) possession. There
doesn't seem to be much show for
you, but you might file y??T'papera,
buy a lawyer and aail in.?Ilawkeye.
Tm: Appropriation Bill as passed
appropriates 8150,525 for the Janua
ry and July, J 879. interest on the
Consolidation securities, recognized
by the Bond Commission, and those
which have been found valid by the
Court of Churns, and those which
have been issued during the past
year in exchange for bonds an *
stock issued prior to 18G5. The In
terest fund now in the Treasury is to
tie appl cd first to the payment of this
interest, and to the interest on the
Deficiency bonds and stock, amount
ing to 827,350. There is, therefore,
no reason why the interest on
the acknowledged Consolidation debt
shall not be promptly and regularly
paid. Indeed the failure to acknowl
edge the bulk of the Consolidation
debt enhances the value of the debt
which is acknowledged by nil parties.
?iV*euw and Courier.
WoMDKitrui. are the beauties of our'
legislative appointments. Philadel
phia with 70,000 Republican voters
elects thirty-one members of the Leg
islature, and the Democra'a with
56,500 elect seven. That ia, 2,800
Republicans votes elect a member Of
the House, while it take 8,000 Demo
cratic votes to secure a liko result.
And yet the Republican talk of dis
franchisement South. We have it in
Pennsylvania.?Montrose l)amocrat.
-t<
It having been discovered that the
exclamation "Dear mo I" ia a corrup
tion of a cuss word{ the ladies are at
a loss to give proper expression to
their feelings On important occm^cis.
We would Biggest, when thoy want
to be particularly emphatic, lo say,
*'By Gejaige Francis Train's brains 1"
This *youkt not 8$ contrary to the
Bible, for it wofrb? not be swearing by
!?nything that e^ist?
A KIX6B0H FOB ULYSSES.
GEN.GBASLTSAID TO HA^E j
PROPOSED FOK TUE TUUOXK O* I
BULQAltlA. . 9
London-, Nov. 29.r?Tho StnndardVl
Philippopolis cori-c&nondogjajgaWai
graphs on the highest aultW
attaches no importance to tr9B
that Gon. Grant has been pH
as a candidate for the BulHB
throne. It seems, howcver^B
tiiero is some foundation fbf thw
port. Under ihe provisions of^BH
first and third articles of tho treJBj
or Berlin, Bulgaria is constituted ocffiS
automatic tributary prirteijhility, utriS
der the suzerainty of tuvs Sultan, witling
a Christian government and a uatidr/-r
al militia. The Prince i.-i to be elect
ed by the population, and their choice.
is tobe approved and confirmed hy'
the Porte, and by England, Fr-?nrj*%
Germany, Russia, Austria and Italy.
No member of any reigning European
dynasty is eligible to the post, and
this provision of the treaty has great
ly limited tho number of eligible,can*
didatea. Gen. Grant's reputation a*
a so dier and a ruler, it is said, has
led the Bulgarian nobles, who artf
debating among themselves the ques
tion of a ruler and detail? of tho new
constitution, to took upon him as i$
most desirable Prince. It is urged;
that he is eminently fitted for the]
post. Under the provisions of ttfo
treaty of Berlin, perfect equality is:
political aud religious rights is to bo.
extended to all the inhabitants' of4
Bulgaria, and it is thought that k
wholly impartial foreigner like Gen
eral Grant can best secure the execu
tion of laws designed to secure thi*
equality.?Graphic.
"The Nation'? Wards."'
~~~Tritt,New York Grazile says "jfjto ~"
a significant fact that there is not a
single negro elected to the next Con
gress, although there are undeniable
Republican majorities In several of*
the Southern Stttcs.' ,
And what of it? Why, nothing bat
this i The while Republicans do not
care to give place to their colored
brethren. In the only two Districts
in this State where n Republican hv.
sny chance of election to Congress* ?
lwo white men, coYrwl-baggers,
that, were norcUJatriU.
tbecwasekau.<i. Htvi tlssre ?irc Largo*
Republican majorities und ihatiy col
nred men in the Northern States. lid
Pennsylvania, tiiero are thousands of
"American citi^r/9 of -African de-'
"cent," and as a elKss" IHey arc far
superior to the Southern rts'gVtfesY c?"
specially those of the Cotton States.'
If, therefore, the Republicans have
so much sympathy for, and desire .Us
see colored men advanced, Wliy ^o*
they not elect them to Congress In
the Northern States, where they have
the power to do it, and luck only the
inclination?
The fact is not a negro comes frort/V
the North, whore they have FreiL'
Douglas, Prof. Langston, and dii'efsr
others that nre a credit to the race ?
nor is it likely that one ever will be
sent from that section to Congress. :
These fellows remind us very much
of the patriotism of Artemas War;IV
who was willing to sacrifice all of*his**
"wife's relations" to sustain the
Union causa. They want the fYegi-oJ
to go to Congress ; hut they see to it'
that he shall represent none but'
Southern constitunencies, since ifrtmV*
of "the free and enlightened" cfitl&nV
of the Northern Republican States'
are willing to have such Represent a
tlvesMa ^^gten^Ljftickburg Vit
tjinian.
The Bill to facilitate the collection^
of taxes, wliich is now a law, will pre
vent It is believed, the tendering aT
Consolidation con pens ^Tnd of h?ls of
the Bank of the State for taxes*'
Holders of the coupons or bank*
bills can pay their taxes,' \tC
money, under protest and bring at>.
tion against the County Treasurer
for the money so paid. The grant
ing or issuing of any writ of manda
mus, compelling the reception for'
taxes of any funds, currency or bard"/"
bills not authorized to be received by
law, is prohibited, and the collection*,
of taxes shall not , be. stayed by n'riy
Court.?Nem and Courier.
Horses are absurdly cheap in Rum '
sia just now, for, owing to tile demo
bilization of the army, the surplus
cuvalry horses are hejft?** goto off ?fr
auction at ridiculous prices; A* par-*
ty from Prussia; recently attended'the'
sales and feorossed the frontier with'
1,000 hof?B,' which tiiey had pur
chased for 285'roubles, of rather less*
than 25'ctfrittfeacfc.'
Tt? i&sslWltaalide put's tfirnriW'
ber of troops engaged in actual fight
ing during the last war at 282,000 in
fantry, 87.000 cavalry, or 319,000
men with 1 ,'288 field guns. The artil
lery used 204,923' charges, and the*
infantry and cavalry 10,057,764 car-'
fridges. The Turks0 are reported to
have lost alUi&eihV n'early' ISO'jMKK
killed an^wofbded/
A*n editor recently attchfied' the"
funeral of ft delinquent subscriber.'
A% iti? coffin wad opened nt ihe grave'
he solemnly unSl tearfully'advanced*
and deposited in it n straw hat, a*
linen duslffr, a j, almotto fun and such'1
other' aj stales as may be needed in a
warVfi cliraato. Do you sco'lUo point,'
deiihq'mnVs'r

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