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Tbero is n greed for ofllce all over
tbe country?North and South, East
and West?which bids fair to ongulf
us all, people and office-holders, in
ono common ruin. It seems the po
litical aspirants bold that tbe people
and all the industries of this great
country have been born and estab
lished for the purpose of their indi
vidual advancement and personal
glorification. Men, who have no
earthly claim to be called from the
honorable and useful post of citizen
ship, weary of the word unless they
can get office ; and we find men aspi
ring to lofty political positions who
we never, in the remotest contempla
tion of the most distant futuro, ever
connected with such trusts. Most
men now, when they contemplate the
future of tbe commonwealth or con
sider a given policy, spread them
selves and their own personal promo
tion over the whole of it. They have
a short poliiical catechism which sim
ply expressed would read thus :
For what is a State established?
Answer-?To elect us to office.
Why were the people invested with
8U fir age ?
Answer?To elect us to office.
And when you are dead what will
become of the State and people?
Answer?Well, that will be very
bad, very bad, and something wc
can't well foresee, but wc presume
they will "go under" loo.
It has even got 6o that a man as
pires to three positions, or more at
one time, and if he can't get one he
will take one of the others.
To us, this is a disgusting want of
respect for the people themselves,
and it is quite time that a wholesome
public opinion should nflix its inosl
withering condemnation on all such
gross and demoralizing self-service.
It is quite time that the people
should show that they are not lost to
a high self-respect, and that they
mean to call to the front men of their
own choosing and in their own best
service. No man can acquire a pre
scriptive right to office, and when he
?or yhisTfriendalL assume - fo*-h:nrany
such right it is time for the people to
say: "Friend, sit thou lower."?Co
An exchange says: "Politics in
Charleston seem to bo in a most fear
ful muddle. The Naws and Courier
doesn't give its readers much light on
tbe subject. In fact that paper is al
most mum, ouly giving us a one-Bid
cd view of a picture, both sides of
which an interested public would like
very much to see. Things seem to
get worse and worse as the campaign
progresses, aud recent developments
indicate the existence of a movement
among the Courtenay party, who
claim to be the straightout Democra
cy, to drop their leader and join their
forces with the independent party
under the leadership of Gayer, who,
it appears, couu'.s upon the support
of the Republicans. We think that
tbe Courtenay party has forfeited all
its boasted claims to straigbtoutism,
for it will be committing the very
same offense which it has been charg
ing Mayor Sale's party ever since the
beginning of the campaign. If this
be the course which the Courtenay
party have determined to pursuo it is
high time that they should stop talk
ing about bolting for it is throwing
stones from glass houses this time."
If the above statement is true the
quicker the Democracy throw Courte
nay overboard the better, but we arc
yet to be convinced that it, is true.
The hero of a German story s&ys
he pressed his burning lips to bcr
rosy mouth, and "she returned my
kiss, and my soul was no longer in
my body ; I touched the stai s ; the
earth went from under my feet."
Dutch fathers wear heavy boots we
know, and no doubt the earth went
from under the young man's feet, but
we don't believe he touched the stars.
That is too steep. Why a mule
couldn't kick him that high. But he
saw stars we firmly believe. It is
dangerous to fool around an irascible
old German's daughter.
A 79 year old maid who was quite
ill in Savannah, told the doctor she
had never been hugged by a man in
her life, and asked for one kiss. The
gallant doctor complied with this re
quest, of course, and she got well.
When tbe doctor got home and told
the story to his wife ho got?well, bo
vi balder than bo was.
The Virtuous Man.
Mortal mau is made up of contrn
rities. Incliniug always to friendship,
from the want he finds in himself of
friends, he not only compassionates
with the sufferer, but relioves the ne
cessitous, finding in himself compla
cency and satisfaction, whether his
turn be to roceive or to confer an ob
ligation. But, as one and the same
thing may bo an object of desire to
many, strife, enmity, and ill-will be
come thereby unavoidable; benevo
lence is extinguished by avarice and
ambition, and envy fills the heart
which, till then, was all affection.
But friendship can make its own way,
and surmount every obstacle, to unite
the just and good; for virtue will
teach these to be contented with their
own possessions, however moderate?
na}7, infinitely prefer them to the em
pire of the world, if not to be had
without hatred and contention. As
sisted by this, they willingly endure
the exaemoof thirst aud danger,
rather than injure or bear on any ;
nor can love itself, even when the
most violent, transport them beyond
the rules of decency and order. They
are so far from desiring to encroach
on the rights aud freedom of others,
that they are easily iuclincd to resign
many of their own. 11 disputes arise,
the}' are soon accommodated to the
contentment of each party; anger
never raises its head so high as to
need repentance, nor can envy once
find admission into the hearts and
minds of those who live in a mutual
desire of doing good, and plead a
kind of right iu whatever a friend
possesses ; hence, therefore, we may
be well assured that virtuous men
will not stand up to oppose, but sit
themselves down in order to assist
each other in the discharge of their
They arc motherless! Oh, gently,
gently, keep back those bitter words.
Avert that cold, cruel stare ; see you
not the tearful eye? Alas 1 tkat*eor
row should ever make a child's heart
its ^home! They ere motherless!
Strange bauds ministering to their
daily wants?strange hearts weary
ing of the irksome duty. No fond,
sweet kisses of warm embrace I No
gentle words of comfort and love!
No soft folding of little hands iu pray
er ! No mother! Missing the low,
sweet cadence of her voice ; missing
that "good night!" seeking, seeking,
seeking all iu vain, that ark for the
weary dove?a mother's heart. Draw
the little forms near to your heart.
Pillow the aching head upon your
bosom. Think of your sunny child
hood--your mother's love, her gentle
care, her patient forbearance, her
precious forgiveness. Then only in
kindness let your hand rest on each
honored head ; only in love reprove
that little Hock. Oh ! let yours be the
hand that will lead them in the green
pasture, and by the still water of the
precious Savior's love! Let yours
be the blessed benedictiou: "Inas
much as ye have have doue it to the
least of these, ye have done it unto
me." Kemember the angels do al
ways behold the face of our Father in
heaven. Then, it may be that a
child's hand shall lead you to that
heavenly home?a child's band place
the crown upon your head.
Old Parson Happy was ono of the
old-time circuit riders, whose rongh
exterior and uncouth ways aftcn ob
scured his true goodness of heart.
One day he was caught in a shower
in Illinois, and going to a rude cabin
near by, he knocked at the door. A
sharp looking old dame answered his
summons. He asked for shelter. "I
don't know you," she replied, suspici
ously. "Retrcniber Ute Scriptures,"
said the preacher. "Bo not fargctful
to entertain strangers, for thereby
some have entertained angels una
wares." "No angel would come dowu
here with a big quid of tobacco in his
mouth 1" said the old lady, as she
shut the door.
In the last few weeks a young gen
tleman and lady near Stauntou, Va.,
were married at 9.30 A. M., went
! straight to their new residence, to
which the groom had already ordered
new furniture and an outfit for house
keeping, and at 12 o'clock they bad
dinner, which the bride had attended
to. In the afternoon the bridesmaids
had a good deal of fun putting down
the carpets for the happp pair. That
Justice has been represented by a
female figuro blindfulded, holding in
her hand a beam and scales exactly
poised. The meaning is, that in its
weights and measures it neither gives
a particle too much nor too little. It
deals right and righteously In all
things: inflicting just aud proper pun
ishments, bestowing equal and equit
able rewards. As applied to law, it
in inexorable in its demands, impar
tial in its decisions, and inflexible in
its punishments. It gives to every
man his due, guards all from tbe en
croachments of others, and pursues
one undevialing, fixed course of con
duct. It docs not aim to alter tho
unequal distribution of fortune or en
dowments, or change tho inequalities
of men us respects condition, rauk,
and riches; but it forbids us to do
wrong, iu whatever situation we may
he, or in whatever situation we may
find others. The law of the land,
the civil power, is (or ought to be)
based on the principles of justice,aud
it stands ready with her quiver full of |
arrows, to punish the offender. Jus
tice is one of the essential attributes
of the moral character, which cannot
be a perfect character without it. It
sustains the social order of communi
ty, preserves the bond of society, and
maintains those friendly intercourses
ami relations which subsist among
An Explanation in Order.
The Abbeville Press and Baimcr
makes tbe following serious charge :
"Comptroller General liagood has
been accused of raising the assess
ment on the lauds of Abbeville Coun
ty in an arbitrary aud unwarranted
way, which did great injustice to the
people of that county. The present
I Comptroller has been in oflice about
three years. The poor people of Ab
beville who could not pay had their
land sold by tbe Auditor. Those of
our citizens who had paid in bills of
the bank of the State, were forced to
redeem them or have their property
sold. Not BO with the railroad. That
corporation was able to ^ay, but tho
Comptroller requires our Treasurer
to hold their bills and indulge the
railroad. Jo consequeuce of that in
dulgence, many creditors of the coun
ty have been kept out of the princi
ple and interest for a year. It is a
good thing to be a railroad or phos
phate company iu South Carolina."
A Burglar's Kiss.
Sometime ago several burglars ef
fected an entrance to a house in
Montreal. They wandered through
the house, collecting .all the valuable
clothiug they could lind, rolled it up
and threw it out of the wiudow. They
found their way into the bed-room,
where Mr. Meruard, the man of the
house, and bis wife, were asleep.
Here they found a watch aud chain,
a gold ring, and several other valua
bles, of which they took possession.
The lust of the burglars to leave the
room, bad to pass by the bed where
Mrs. Meruard lay asleep. lie paus
ed for a moment, and then resolved
to add to his stealings the theft of a
kiss. He stooped down and kissed
the "sleeping beauty," who was
awakened. She recognized tbe bur
glar, who bat since been arrested.
Tbe moral of which is, "never steal
Some of tbe negroes in North Car
olina aro highly indignant at the ef
fort being made to deprive them of
the right of sneezing. They say they
have always sneezed when they felt
like it, and intend to keep it up,
which they have a right to do under
the regulations and provisions of the
Fifteenth Amendment. They oppose,
iu toto, tbe monopoly of tho white
man iu tbe luxury of sneezing. They
say the noxt move will be to deprive
them of the right of catching cold.
One paper takes another to task
for saying in advance of the action
of the nominating convention that it
will not support a certain gentleman
for Governor. Such old logyism is
fast dying out in South Carolina, and
we would advise our cotcmporary to
take a new lease on life.?Times Com
It is always tbe young man at tbe
picnic whose rear suspender buttons
are endowed with the weakest spinal j
column who is selected by tho young
Indies to climb a treo and put up a
swing, provided a young man with
White trousers is uot on the ground.
How Women Road Newspapers.
Somebody says that ono who will
watch a woman read a newspaper will
get some new ideas of tho character
istics of the gentle sex. She takes it
up hurriedly, begins to scan it over
rapidly, as though she was hunting
some particular thing ; bet Bhe is not.
She is merely taking In the obscure
paragraphs, which, ehe half believes,
wore put iu the out-of-the-way places
for the sake of keeping hor from see
ing them. Ah she finishes dash one,
her countenance brightens with the
comfortable reflection tha* she has
outwitted tho editor and tho whole
race of mon, for she cherishes a
vague belief that newspapers arc the
enemies of her sex, ~and editors its
chief oppressors. fche never reads
tho headlines, and the huge telegraph
heads she never even sees.. She is
greedy for local news* and devours it
with the keenest relish. Marriages
and deaths are always interesting
reading to her, and advertisements
are exciting and stimulating. She
cares but little for printed jokes, un
less they reflect ridtailo upon the
men, and then she* delights in them
and never forgcte them. She pays
particular attention to anything in
closed in quotation marks, considers
it rather better authority than any
thing first-handed. The columns in
which tho editor airs his opinions, iu
leaded hifalutin, she rarely reads.
Views arc of no importance in her es
timation, but facts aje everything.
She generally reads tho poetry. She
doesu't always catc-*for it, but she
makes a practice of reading it, be
cause she thinks she ought to. She
reads stories and sketches, and para
graphs indiscriminately, and believes
every word of them. Finally, after
she lias read all she intends to, she
lays the paper down with an air of
disappointment, and a half contemp
tuous gesture, which says very plain
ly that she thinks all newspapers
miserable failures, but is certain
that if she had a chance, she could
make the only perfect newspaper the
world had ever seen.
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A New Method.
Tue colored people, at some of their
protracted mectiugs in tho eastern
counties, have a new or novel mode
of worship, or of raising mouey ; they
call it "Storming Jericho." They
form u ring and walk around a table
at which tho Bishop sits. As they
march,siugiug and shoutiug,they have
to put 6ouie money in his hat. when
they go around for the seventh time a
horn is blown, and at this signal they
all fall down aud lay as if dead, wheu,
at another given signal, they all rise
and go through the same ceremony.
The latter part is called the blowing
of "Gabriel's Horn/' or tho Judg
ment Day. In this part of the Stale
they have "Holy Walks" and "Cake
Walks," and enjoy themselves gen
erally in a "high falutiu*'* manner,
sometimes to the great annoyance of
persons who want to sleep. While
learning to read aud write they ought
to be taught what true religion and
worship are.?Charlotte Democrt.
Too Many Offlooo.
The Camden Journal makes the;
following complaint t "When the
Radicals wore in power in the State,
tho cry waa there were too many of
fices, taxes were too high and the
burden was loo heavy to be borne.
Well tho taxes have been reduced,
but too many offices remain unabol
ished. We believe the ollic-e of Coun
ty Auditor to be useless and expen
sive, and that tho Hoard of Equaliza
tion to bo not only useless, but a stig
ma upon the moral character of our
people. They are both creations of ]
Radicalism, and we must get clear of
them." Tulk about abolishing offices |
when there are so many patriots anx
ious and willing to sacrifice them
selves. Oh I no ; never.
"Does the court understand you to |
say, Mr. Jones, that you saw the edi
tor of tho Augur und Freedom intoxi
cated?" "Not at ail sir; 1 merely
said that I had seen him frequently
so flurried in his mind that he would
undertake to cut out copy with the)
It has been proved that tho
strength, care, and thought expended
by tho average house-wife, in coaxing
a weaK-chcstcd, hollow-backed con
sumptive geranium up to two inches,
would lift a ton weight three-quarters
I of a mile, and raise ft thousand dol
lar mortgage out of sight.
From High Life to Low.
A good-iooking young woman, well
dressed and bearing an infant in bcr
Arms, with a trunk packed with flno
clothing as her baggage, made her
Appearance at a house in Casswell
County, N. C, recently, and applied
for the position of cook. She was
given a place, and did her duty well.
She was well educated, played the
piano splendidly, and in her endow
ments bespoke the college bred lady.
She wrote daily to her home in Vir
ginia. It was not long before ber
brother made his appearance; he bad
tracked her from Danville. He bore
to her forgiveness from her mother,
And that she should havo a child's
treatment oven in the full share of
the property to be left to hor, upon
condition that she would leave the
child behind and return to her home.
It was a fierce struggle for a while,
but she finally yielded, and left the
child and a trunk full of clothes in
charge of a negro woman in tbe
neighborhood, but her moans in
parting with it were distressing. Itj
died in a two weeks after tbe mother
left it. The same old stoty?man's
treachery and woman's shame.
The South and the Presidency.
A dispatch from Washington to
the New York Time? furnishes this
bit of gossip in referenco to the Pres
idency : "Senator Vauce, of North
Carolina, says that the general senti
ment of North Carolina and of the
South is unfavorable to the nomina
tion of Tilden for the Presidency.
He thinks that prior to tbe Ohio elec
tion Th?r man was the favorite ot the
majority of tbe Southern Democrats,
but tbe defeat of the Democracy in
that State has taken Thurman out of
the Presidential raco. Speaking of
the chances of Senator Day ai d and
Hancock for the Democratic nomina
tion, Senator Vance said : 'Bayard's
opposition lo the silver bill flattened
him. Hancock is our man. I am
heartily tired of soldiers, and would
prefer to see a civilian iu the Execu
tive chair, but we need' a Uniou sol
dier to offset the Grant boom. Han
cock was a better soldier than Grant,
and f favor him because he has shown
himself a friend of constitutional gov
ernment and civil liberty in the
An Arkansas Way.
Two young men in Lonokc, Ark.,
procured licensca to marry tho same
girl on the samo day. She lived four
miles out of town, and was not con
sidered a coquette. It was a case of
'Qr&t come, first served.' The young
man who arrived an hour too late had
boasted that no woman in America
could jilt him. So the fair Leonora
put bcr wits together to undeceive
him, they being engaged at the time.
She had but recently formed the ac
quaintance of the gentleman she sub
sequently married ; aud as he made a
proposal of marriage, she determined
lo accept it at their next interview,
which she did, appointing tbe same
day on which she was to have been
led to the altar by bcr first lover?
but one hour earlier.
One Way to Get Rioh.
Nothing is easier than to grow
rieb. It is only to trust nobody?to
befriend none?to get all you can and
savo all you get?to stint yourself
and everybody belonging to you?to
be tbo friend of no man and b ave no
man for your friend?to heap inter
est upon interest, cent upon cent?lo
be mean, miserable and despised for
some twenty or thirty years?and
riches will come as sure as disease
and disappointment, And when pret
ty nearly enough wealth is collected
by a disregard of all charities of Ihc
human heart, and at the expense of
every enjoyment, death comes to fin
ish the work, the body is buried in a
hole, and the heirs dance over it, and
the spirit goes?where f
Jv the Boston Watchman is not
guilty of exaggeration, morals would
seem to be in a bad way in tbe hub
of the universe. It says: "The Bos
ton chief of police declares that there
aro hundreds of girls belonging to
respectable Boston families who have
adopted ways of which they wouid
blush to have their relatives know."
Ihc laxity of the divorce law very
probably has a good deal to do with
this. Where marriago comos to bo
jso ligh'.ly regarded by tho law us is
the enso in Massachusetts, it is no
wot.der that the publio morality
should suffer in every direction.
Childhood's Careless Sunny Hours.
Careless childhood'* moments,
Ah! how swiftly do they fly,
Leaving hearts now bleeding, groaning,
'Ncath th? burden of a sigh.
Flowers of pleasure, ^oo, have faded,
Friendship's roses lost their bloom,
Love's sweet token lingering, bending
- O'er tbo portals of the tomb.
Ah! how sad this world and dreary,
Lost?the friend.i we loved of yore,
Death's pale messenger bath born them
To that distant, unknown shore.
Gentle spirits hover 'round me,
Point with loving hand the way,
Leading to your home up yonder,
Where the heart may never stray!
Father, statin forever near me,
While upon this earth I roam!
Mother, let your spirit guide me,
To your bright and happy home !
And thou, too. my little darling,
Who ou earth I'll see no more,
Whisper gently to thy mother,
Ol the beauties of that shore!
Teach her to be patient, darling,
Though life's trials dark infest I
Bid her look with fond hope, upward,
W hen tdone the hearts Ibid* rcall
My heart's Idol that did'st leave mo,
When no arm could reach to gave?
Dearest, lost one I shall sec thee
When I pass beyond the grave.
Meet tue love at Heaven's portals.
Take my trending hand and guide
Where the crystal lout is gushing,
Far beyond deaths' swoolen tide.
Down beside your grave at moonlight
Where the drooping willow nod,
Annie's kiieclling, dear, and weeping
For her lostpne 'ncath the .sod.
Sleep on, then, my heart's own treasure,
In the silent, noiseless tomb!
Fairer flowers than Annie's planting,
lu eternal gardens bloom.
Hush, my heart! cease thy wild throb
?Twaa their God that called them
His fond arm Ho folds around them,
Shields them from life's howling storm.
Our Scrap Box.
Tub smallest perfect achievement
is nobler than the grandest failure.
The veil which covers tho face of
futurity, is woven by the hand of mer
It is said with the life as with cof
fee, he who drinks it pure must not
drain it to the dregs.
Paper umbrellars are now manufac
tured, and paper borrowers will hence
forth rapidly increase.
If wo were permitted to put our
own valuation on ourselves' there
would not be a low priced1 man in
the world. -
This is true philanthropy that bu
ries not its gold in ostentatious char
ity, but builds its hospital in the hu
Miseries come unbidden and al
ways stay too long, while joys must
bo sought for smd whon found arc apt
to slip away unawares.
A clergyman of my acquaintance
told me that he once visited a lady ol
his parish who had just lost her bus
baud, in order to offer consolation,
and upon her earnest inquiries as to
the reunion of families in Heaven, he
strongly asserted his belief in that
fact; and when she asked with anxie
ty whether any time must elapse be
fore friends would be able to find
each other in tho next world, he em
phatically said : "No, they will be
united at once." He was thinking of
the happiness of being able to offer
the relief of such faith, when she
broke in upon such meditations by
exclaiming sadly : "Well, his first
wifo has got him, then, by this time.'*
A Lcadville jury, last week, becom
ing disgusted with the "sass" admin
tcred to Ihcmeselves, as well as to'
the lawyers and witnesses, by the
Judge, ordered the sheriff to lock the
latter up for a couplo of weeks, "just
to take some of the stylo out of him,"
as the foreman expressed it. Aud, to
iiis Honor's great exasperation, he
was incontinently lugged oil'to jail,
und is now in durance vile, while the
case is going quietly on with the most
popular barkeeper in town occupying
the judicial chair.
All who have examined copies of
newspapers printed fifty years ago
have noted the dearth of local news
in the columns of such papeis. But
when wo think a moment and realize
that there were no mowing machines
norslcam machinery in those days,
the wonder at the absenco of such
news censes, and we speculate as to
whether there was any encouragement
in printing a newspaper fifty years
ago anyway.?Home Sentinel*
An exchange says that Paul H.
IlaynOi tho poet, thinks of making
his home in the North, saying that
tho South shows little appreciation of
letters and gives no enouragement to
tho professional literary man. He
has been for somo weeks with Whit
tier in Ossipcc, N. EL and has enjoy
ed tho hopitality of Longfellow and
others in Boston.
If a Democrat were to receive the
137 electoral votes of the .South, and
then receive California, New Jersey*
Indiana, Connecticut and Delaware,
he would have but 176 votes. It re
quires 186 to elect. What does tbla
show? Obio is gone, in all proba
bility. What then? It ia narrowed
down to this, and in this there it
probably no mistake, that New York
is absolutely necessary to insure the
election of a Democratic candidate.
With New York he may bo elected*
for he would get some or all of the
39 electoral votes of the oilier North
States mentioned above.
Who is the man? Can Hancock
carry the solid South? We think so.
Can he carry New York? If Tilden
cau carry it why cannot Hancoek
carry Ihc solid South ? We think so.
Can he carry New York? If Tilden
can carry it why cannot Hancock
carry Now York, New Jersey, Con
necticut and Delaware? If so this
would elect him with the Southern
vote. Can be secure Ibjit vote? Sup
posing that Mr. Tilden can carry the
necessary Northern vote, can he get
the entire 137 Soulhern votes? In
other words, who is the right man for
the place? It will require no little
wisdom and judgment to settle this
It is certain that no Democrat
should be nominated who cannot car
ry tbe entire vole of the Soulb. It
is certain that no man should be
nominated who cannot carry New
York. Now, who is the man?
Throe Men Killed by an Elk.
Gen. II. C. Bull was a wealthy cit
izen of Kansas aud kept a private
park in Downs, in lliut Stute. Last
Monday General Bull entered tbe
park to care for the animals therein
carraled. One of the three large elks
of bis collection, a huge antleied male
made signs of hostility. Tbe Gen
eral called Robert Bricknell, George
Nicholas and other servants to hisaid.
All at once tbe mad beast lunged for
tbe men, and impaling Gen, Bull tos
sed him from high into the air. The;
elk than attacked Nicholas and Brick
nell, inflicting sixty-four wounds
upon the former and ihirLy-two upon
tbe latter. William Sherman, anoth
er employee, was seriouly injured in
endeavoring lo recure.tbe unfortunate
men. It was several hours before the
three dead bodies could be taken from
the park. Tbe elk is unusually large,
weighing nine hundred pounds.
There is a curious fact connected
with the Santa Fe River, that is not
generally known. The river in some
places sinks apparently, entirely un
der ground, and rises again abruptly.
Major Mike Whetstone, well known
in that section and at tbe Keys, once
bethought him that he would build a
mill, aud proceeded to carry out his
design. Tbe mill was built, when
lo I and behold, the river, (until then
flowing so placidly and contentedly
by him,) took what an old fellow
once called a "circumstance," drop
ped beneath tbe mill and reappeared
some miles further down.
An Irish Verdiot.
Tbe moat original verdict wat that
of an Irish jury bet?re whom a pris
oner pleaded "Guilty," throwing him
self on the mercy of the court. Tho
verdict was "Not guilty." Tbe judge,
in surprise, exclaimed, "Why, ho
has confessed his crime !"
The foreman responded : "Oh, my
lord, you do not know Hint fellow,
but wc do. He is the most notorious
liur iu the whole country, and no
j twelve men who knew his character
can believe a word he says."
So tbe prisoner escaped, as the
jury adhered to their verdict.
It just amounts to this?either the
tax payers of Abbeville in making
their returns on oath swore falsely,
or General Johnson Hngood is wrong.
Ho is a bold nan, and that is a bohl
newspaper, that would sustain the act
of one man, even if bo is a Comptrol
ler-General, agaenst tbe truthfulness
of a whole county. Tho sresent State
Board ot Equalization certainly did
not hesitate In ranging themselves
with the people of Abbbvillo County.
Press and Banner.
A young lady's hat blow off Satur
day morning and was run over by ft
broad-wbcolcd cart. The ribbons
were somc-wbat soiled, but the bat hi
now the very J?test fall shape,