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An Up-Country Editor Grumbles.
The editors of the Abbeville Med,i
t?7A arc eonstitutionargrumblcrs, and
everything in South Carolina seems
to them to be going wrong. They
rvK satisfied with nothing und would
revolutionize Uip entire State from
one end to'the ot^icr, politically, so
??ially, geographically und ^ every
Other ebnpetvaUtp manner. The
latest complaint made by them, which
lirlght perhaps b,o optygb^ered. natural
in nn up, c.oy'ntry BC.up.ol boy and over
looked as 'indicative on the part of
the youngster; of a kind of patriotic
love for the pretty limits of h\s neigh
borhood, is thqt up-pountry Demo
cracy have np.y received due consider
ation at yhe hands pf the people in
. the past, in regard to the locality in
which the 8,talp nominating conven
tion hqs been held,. The Jifedfum
thinks th^t ^hcrc is something un
wholesome ui the atmosphere aipund
Columbia, and suggests th(\t the con
vention b,e hereafter held in preenville
where the pure atmospheric influences
of the mountain city will act as a ton
ic on the motal8 of the delegates.
Our p$ntemporary has been impress
ed no dpubt, by recent ethnological
developments qnd thinks tha^ a
cjiangp pf climate would hare the
efjept pf improving the moral tone of
qur conventions. I^?ow we do not
l-hm]: that the low country would imi
^atpp^r A^bbevillp brothers and whine
qnd pry if the ponvention wpre held
in Qrepnyille, S,partanbu,rg PV Abbe
ville, p1' any other up country village,
\m,t we ask% what is the use and where
js the sencp \a making such an urmcc:
p?sary phangp? The common sense
of Hie ppople long ago settled upon
Columbia as thp nroprr place for
holding the State convert I jpn ; it \s
the most central and convenient
point in the State and the Ulediyvi
should endeavor to overcome its ap
prehensions about "sitting beneath
the shadow of the Capitol." Pot baps
Hip Jfcdium will suggest n.cxt week
qr some time in the future that the
Legislature be-removed to Greenville
or Ahp.cville where Hie mountain
lassies on,d up-country school boys
can go and receive lessons of wisdom
from the eloquent and patriotic
speeches of men who arc always fotqid
"on the side of honor and honesty
and who arc the stern and unbought
defenders of South Carolina's reputa
tion." Foi? the sake of harmony and
prosperity, ampjtg all classes in the
q{ate we are sorry to sec the broad
distinction which the 3J>^tinrY has
made betweep lpw:c,ountry and up*
ppuntry. No such distinction should
pxi&t. It is bad enough to speak of
;i North and South, hut tylien jj,
pomes to two sections of a little State
against each other and talking about
low-country Democracy, as if {.{je
Democratic party jn Scu{.|| Cnrcjjtna
were composed^ pf factions with differ*
ect interests at stake, we won];] re
mind ou^. contemporary {.hat it is in
dulging in childish twaddle, which
can do no good but may possibly do
some harm. Let us be done forever
with such unwarranted discrimination,
and petty jealousy, and let the De
mocracy of South Carolina move on
with that oneness pf fpelin?; apd pur
pose by which slip h?1? accomplished
no mucli in the past and which makes
her ijeh }n the grand possibilities of
the future.?Georgetown Tinges und
Comet.
For Shame.
The Abbeville jVe.^s and Banner
says: "If we are to lake the various
paragraphs in our exchanges in refer
ence to the necessity of enforcing the
law against adultery as meaning' any
thing, it would sqem that there is lit
tle virtue in South Carolina. The
traditions of South Carolina have
ever led us to belipve tLat the citizens
of the State in olden tiroes were not
ed for their virtue and refinement,
but the newspapers of the present
day would lead no to a different con
clusion as to the present generation.
For shame! It js an ill bird that
fopls its own nest. Let this defama
tion of our own people stop." Yes,
let it stop, and the best way to stop
it is tq stpp( the adultery business.
When we see two lady acquaintan
ces meet ?aeji other and then'kiss, we
wonder why it has never been fash
ionable, for gentlcipeji to follow the
i same example. To see two old
B CO lies come up to each other and re
ff move a chew of tobacco and then cm
f brace, smacks a little of unspeakable
bliss.
Republican Fraud.
The chairman of the Republican
I town committee of Windham, one
I \Ytiltev Bennett, n young lawyer, per
sua tied o. yo\iu.g I>:\sh Democrat! into
a room near ,\\fa. \'9,i\ng place in
WituUiain where llio Republicans had
established a headquarters und, were
purchasing votes, and offered and gave
him five dollars to vote the Republi
can ticket. The young Democrat:
took the money sind Bennett accom
panied him to the polls to see that he
voted the ticket; but upon arriving
at the ballot*box the young Democrat
held aloft in his hand the live dollars
and said : "Here is f^vo dollars wh^p.b,
Bennett has "iven me to vote the
Republican ticket," and then holding
up the Democratic senatorial and rep
resentative ballots he said : "Here
are the ballots I am going to cast,'*
and he put them in the ballot-boxes,
j '1 bis same Bennett was detected in
stuffing the ballot-box in a Rcpubli-!
can caucus. The teller announced
that a party ity the hall hod put in
more than one ballot.' The chair-j
i man denounced the act and said it
I was unlawful, and the party could be
prosecuted. Cries for bjp name
e * ,r o?
arose, when ll\p teller sr,uj it \vas,
Bennett, who is associated with the
chairman in Ids law o^cc. Dennett
then said lha{, he bad dropped double
voles by mistake, but he could not
j explain, why he aid not say'so atonce
and recall his ballots. After this, at
! the samp meeting, Bennett was 'plect
ed chairman of the Republican town
committee, presumably because he
had shown this versatility in Repub
lican j-neties.?--tfarlfurd Times.
Jost] Billings on Marriage.
?um marry becanaO the,y {.hink
wimmin will be scarce next yflar, and,
; live \o wonder how the crop holds
out.
S,mn marry to get rid of tl\pm
scjves, and discover \\\t\\ I lip sqinc
)yaq one that \\\o poujd ?jay nt- and
neitfier win.
Sum marry for love without- n pent
in their pockets, nor a friend in the
world, nor a world, nor a drop of
pedigree. This looks desperate, but
it is the strength of the game.
Sum marry in haste and then sil
down and think it carefully over.
Sum think it over carefully, and
then sit down and marry.
No man kin tell exactly where lie
will fetch up when bo tpuches calico.
No man can tell exactly whit cali
co has |nni|e up her mind to dew.
Calico don't know herself. Dry
?oods of all kinds is the child of eir
cumstanciq.
Mariiage is a safp way to gamble;
if you_ win, you grin a pale, and if you
loose, you don't loose anything.
South Caroling.
The Ralegh Observer says "never
in the I istory of the world have equal
results followed in so quiet a way, a
reveju^on like that of Hampton's
success in South Carolina. Truly he
may be called the deliverer of his
people. From unarphy, strife, blood
shed, he has lc:| the pqeple, like some
modern Moses, into the promised
land of peace and good feeling. In
;iftcr years, when the histolian shall
virile of the heroic deeds of this great
warrior* he wiil have \o atjmit that
in peace jic eyen excelled his. gjorjqqq
record upon thp battle field. To have
turned back a Stale from the road to
ruin and barbarism to the way civili
sation anil enlightenment, is in itself
a most g|orious pei formencc; but
[lampion did more than this, for he
reconcilec discordant elements and
established law where anarchy reign
ed supieme."
^yiicq !} repo'tcr of t}:e Charleston
News and Courier got on bqarij a train
at Columbia, the other morning, he
found the two lame senators occupy
ing a ccat together. Gen. Butler
wore his cork leg and \yalking cane,
and Senator Hampton was Hanked by
a pair of crutches. Both senators said
that Bayard should be the Democrat
ic candidate. ''Ilecan beat Mr. Til
den in his own State, and if any
Democrat can carry New York it is
Mr. Biya:d," was Ilm conclusion.
Rev. Joseph Terror, pastor of the
Fourth Colored Baptist church of
Richmond, Yn., died suddenly Sun
day while officiating at a funeral.
He had juet annoipicei} a liyrpn over
the remains qf a dccoascij sister., and
stopped back to a scat to await the
conclusion, when ho was seized with
heart disease tun} died in a few min
utes. "' '
Attempt to Lynch/
pn Friday evening last, about 7
o'chppk;, and before the stores had
been closed in the town of Lexington,
a party pf about fifty or seventy-five
mounted men rode up to the jaU at
that place, called for the ?Slierilf and
demanded the surrender of the cplor
ed 'man who had, been imprisoned
there op the change of being t,he mur
derer of Mjr. H(Ook. 'Phey wprp' not
mussed,, and their demeanor was Very
quiet and, determined. 'j'he Sheriff
informed theiq, yhat the man \\iey
sought was not there, but they in
sisted on proof of that fact. Their
committee were tl^en taken into the
jail and shown the receipt of the. su
perintendent pf the Penitentiary lor
the body of the negro. The party
then (luietly withdrew tmd rode, out
of town, making no demonstration,
except the firing of qne or two pistols.
They had come through Main street
from the upper part of the village,
and their approach was very sudden
and quiet. The residents expressed
great indignation at this demonstra
tion and will have a fair trial accord
ing to law. It is believed that a jury
will do exact justice in the case when
it comes before them.? Columbia Jic
Ojisicr.
The Situation.
Senator Zeb Vance, of North Caro
lina,'delivered an address at Chcraw,
beTore the Pee Dee Agricultural and
Mechanical Association, lie also lec
tured, on the political situation, re
viewing thp history of the country
and the 'endency of the Republican
party to centralize the Government
ant] form a despotism. He believed
that tins would not be consummated,
that Gen. Grant might be the nomi
nee pf the Republican i^inrtv, but
would never be President again, lie
sail] a desperate effort would be made
in 1883 to wrest this State from the
control of the Democrats, and that
South Carolina should be the last
?? >i u r.( ? " > ?.. ..?? m
in the South to break the Dem
ocratic column, ln:i sjjoiih] remain
qolid r.nd invincible. He was hope
ful that in 1880 a Democratic presi
dent would be elected, and gave con
vincing reasons (or the faiih that was
in him. He expressed no preference
for any man as the nominee of the
Democratic parti*.
Seymour vs. Tilden.
It was suggested to Hon. Horatio
Seymour a. few days ago that prehaps
the Democratic parly in its present
straits would nominate him for the
Presidency in 188Q, and, in rpsppjise
to the suggestion, the sage of Qneida
replied: lT have an idea that the sen
timent and wishes of both the politi
cal parties turn to younger am} more
yigpro|*j? men, and all I ask now is to
be left in peace." If Samuel Jone6
Tilden could be induced to reason as
impartially with himself, it would be
belter for the Democratic part)', and
the result would be less mortifying
to him than it will otherwise be. Mr.
Tilden's day lias passed, and he has
allowed his opportunity to pass
unimprovce. He should now be con
tent lo retire to private life to make
room for some man who 1ms the ele
ments of success.?A)id rsm Intelli
gencer,
Revenge After a Long Time.
Our fellow townsman, Mr. Moses
Bencini, in 1SG? was captured by
some of Kiik's bushwhackers, and
Hude W. Green, who had deserted
the Confederate army, was his guard.
While acting in that capacity, Mr.
Bencini one day asked him for a chew
of tobacco, which was answered by a
gross insult and a jag of bayonet.
B. told him he would' sec him again.
The two never met since until last
Thursday, when they collided at
Statesville, and Mr. B. reminded
: i rl n
Green of the incident in such lan
guage as to call for a muscular re
joinder at the hands of Green who
went for him with a chair. Mr. Uen
i 'ii i ,
cini, however, rallied and "went for
him" with a will, and gave him such
a thrashing that he considers the debt
paid, with interest.?Salisbury (N.
C. ) Navs.
In love the virtuous woman when
prudent td say so, says No; the pas
sionate says ^es ; tli6 capricious says
Yes and No; the coquette neither
Yes nor No. A coquette is a rose
from whom every lover plucks a leaf;
the thorns remain for the future hus
band. She is compared to timber
which catches sparks but does not
always succeed in lighting tx'match
f
The Aging Flirt.
J^e. wa^s supreme flvc years ago.
But five years havo told upon her
complexion and her beauty, while the
young men who adored her are young
I men still, and woo her chit of a sister,
Jwbo seems to her onby fit. for the gov
erness and the children's dinnor. The
retrospect is not pleasant. She thinks
of time wasted, of honest hearts toy
ed with, embittered, rejected. She
has seen, oii? by one, pretty girls of
not half her beauty or style reaped
and garnered by the proper husband
men. And now she stands rejected,
abandoned and in the cofc. The ret
rospect \s not plcnsanR But how
abou{, the prospect? It is sadder st/ilL
There is tfie * gay music, ^he bright
rooms, the polished lloor.s. Still her
name figures on the invitation cards,
though she knows that she is asked not
far her own, put lief, sistor'-s sake.
She might, indeed, 8\v4kP, the game
and retire with the dignity of years.
But tho dignity of years ^3 an indig
nity for \\c\\ She cannot lake the
hint of the period or read the hand
writing with which time autographs
her brow. She still haunts the bright
j scenes?a sorry sight. Superannu
ated beaux and timid striplings fall
to her lot. It begins to become very
dreary. Still she trips it on a toe.
which perhaps never was fantastic,
and has certainly long ^ince ceased
to be light. Whatever may be her
faults, no one can deny thut she has
courage and perseveiance. People
[ would almost wish that she had neith
er. For the world is a^very selfish
j world, and people who give dances
like lb see fresh faces qif? loy.ejy fig
j'ures in the ba.hoom. Here is the
third ' stage of the fiirt. It is not n
I pleasant picture to loo!: at. It is not
I?except from moralizing cynicls
! point of view?.an agreeable object' tq
contemplate. Let us .distnjSs the
company. Lcf, our guests hurry home.
Tjie dft\yn"comes Urenkjrjg through
the windows. The waterman - has let
his lumps out. The bright.snn is in
the -hcuvcnsy And isSfb^-Comesfdhe
pretty, fresh, voimg girl, hey face
beaming y>'\}\} tjio roses of youth and
lipalth, arid, it may be, loye, to thank
her hostess for a pleasant evening.
The old flirt takes charge of that lil-j
tie creature that London society will j
soon turn into a young flirt. The ad
miring beJUtx escort both down to
their carriage door and the coachman j
drives home. It is just another ball
got through, but the season Is At its)
height, and there are many more to I
follow. Perhaps the eldest sister
might give one word of advice to the
younger, and warn her, before it is
too late, of the fate of the faded old
flirt.?London May fair.
Edward Palmer, late President of
Lousiuna Savings Bank was nrrpstecj
on the 1) th instant, upon two indjet
incnls by the grand jury?one charg
ing him with embezzlement, in June,
1871?, "of ?1?,137, belonging to the
bank or deposited therein, and tfie
other with publishing false reports
and willfully concealing facts as to
the eopditjon of the hank to deceive t
the public, on May Gth, 187*). Palmer j
was imprisoned in default of $40,00,0
bail. He declares kjs arrest is an
outrage, caused by htjtrpd, jealousy
and opite, and js glad that it is now
impossible to prevent an impartial
investigation, whereby the other side
will be shown up.
A political murder at the South I
is a deplorable affair, but it appears
to us that the assassination of a
young girl by a preacher, the poison
ing of a husband by his wife, the
deliberate marriage of a brother and
sister, and the incestuous relations
between fathor and daughter, are far
more suggestive?far more degrad
ing to civilization?far more indica
tive of a debauched] condition of so
ciety. And yet ajl these crimps ljave
been committed in the North during
the past few weeks, and the journals
of a higher civilization do not com
ment upon them as any way peculiar
or out of the ordinary line.
Wm. A. Wheeler, alleged Vice
President', said in a recent speech in
New York, "I follow that flag wher- j
ever I see its fq'ids, whoever may be I
the standard-bearer.;' As tho stan
dard-bearer in New york, Lord Cop
ling, is not likely to carry *<Mvo flag"
into any locality where the shot-gun
is alarmingly prevalent, wo can't see
that Mr. Wheeler is running any risk
worth talking about.
-?-traac-^B^raaa-"3-1 ?-FrZ*y
Jhjnk of It.
The foUpwing was written to ft
young latty \?y a fiiontl: " Y?u think
you love the yoking man who cornea tp^
see yon sometiuies, and who perhaps
loves yon. Suppose he declares him
eolf, and asks you to become b^swdfe.
Are you prepared to say t.p, V.VP?.'^
love you and will trust you through
life with my happiness.' He isjolly,
gay and handsome, and all the dm to
of Cupid are twinkling and sparkling
bis eye? ; but will those eyes always
find nxpression from the love of a
true soul? To-night lie says many
plcasunt things and draws pretty pic
iurec for the future. Does he go to
morrow \<> a work which gives prom
ise to the fulfillment of your desire In
life? Do his ambitions and achieve
ments satisfy yon? Does his evejrvi
day life shine with"the noble endeavofi
or a trustworthy man? If you llftnk
ancj desire a companion in your
thinking?one who can unlock the
depths of your muid,, t^o wliot strata
of' humanity (joes he Ijclong in the
scale of excellence and morality?
Is he doing all he can to build future
usefulness and happiness in which you
can share and feel blessed? These
arc questions which the experience
1 .-I'll \r-? 1 1
of alter years make many women
weep in the bitterness of sou| that
they were not thought of before they
answered 'Yes.' "
Grant and the South.
Tbc New York Herald began the
report recetly that a movement is be
ing organizing throughout the South
to nominate Grant for a third term as
the, Southern candidate for President,
and that prominent Southern politi
cians are engineering it. To this ru
mor the Southern press has express
ed decided opposition, and the only
two Southern men who have in a
measure endorsed it are Messts.
Toombs and Stephens, of Georgia.
Mr. Toombs is tepresontctj as favor
ing ^ Democrat l\\ he cap get
choice, jjut as preferring!.Gfant?^:
Tilden, w^iile Mr. Stephens has* been I
Interviewed by *a correspondent of t|je
News and Courier, and simply says
at present that in his opinion "the
South might go a great deal further
and fare worse.". We are surprised
Ulli I . 1
to see men who have any pretensions
to DjDrripcracy or loyalt}* to the Ra
tional Constitution {aUi^g such equiv
ocal positions on such an important
question. The reelection of Granj,
means a centralization of our goyepi
iCcnt aud.nn overthrow of the Repttb-;
lie, and n?J men Irnow it belter than
Mr. Stephens and Mr- Toombs. It
is like them, however, to go o?T on a!!
of the vagaries which arise. If the I
South had no such politicians she
would be better off."?Anderson Intc'
liijcnc* r.
A ?overp Winter Ahead.
The head of the weather bureau
have been much puzzled by the re
cent hot spell. Such a general and
prolonged siege of hot weather in
October lias not been known since
18-17. The scientists of the Smith
soninn and the wf^lijfif prophets of
tho> "old probabilities5' bureau have
been dismissing the matter and have
ari jyed at yiuipus opinions as to the
cause a||(| efTept of the sio^e. Some
of them believe that the peculation
of yenus to-day j^t] piore or less ef
fect on the element. A^l agree p/et
ty nearly, however, in the belief that
the coming winter will be a sqvere
one. Not that it will be particularly
cold, but move boisterous and disa
greeable than usual.
Wat?r Hampton is alr.Qatfjy coun
selling the South Carolina brethren
to be prudent in the next State cam
paign, for the eyes of the North are
on the South, and especially on South
Carolina. It is a healthy sign that the
South begins to realize that the con
duct of its home affairs are of impor
tance to the rest of tho Union.?
Sptrh\Qfidd J^l'-nublican.
Tip; Chariot to Observer., whijcheart
ily detcstjiig the polities of General
Grant, says that if that individual
contemplates visiting North Carolina,
and comes ap n distinguished citizen,
lie will be received with as much
? ? It - lyi 11
courtesy uz he has elsewhere encoun
tered. The pepple of ^Torlh Caroli
na hnvo never quite forgotjen his
magnanimity at Appoma^ox.
The Darlington New* confirms the
report of the marriage of Mr. llcattic
Woodham, oged 17, to Miss Siden
Smith, aged 12 years, both residing
in the Noi thWest pait of that County.
If? t'iVuld'but have you'^xf
Anil could bold^you to nfy heart
With u sense iliat e/hning ages "
Would'iiot ^eur our ?puls apart \
Or could even think, my darling.
'"That this bond, of oVfrs ^oattj last;
Hut l ]>uii\v, too Veil, that Wane time
It will bo a thing that's past;
For a woman's love, my darling,
Is to mnn of little wortlh
When It's measured., ganged and fcttc
?y'tho other tied'ot'ehrt^i. '.
I am mud. I know, for dreaming
Of n tin?J 'yfftl may not come.
When to even'words of friendship
you
Thau lOHiuply bo your friend.
Our Duty.
he Anderson Intelligencer gives
following good advice to 'the
Democrats of South Carolina. "The
Democrats of South Carolina should
remember that the election of a Re
publican in New York is due to a
split in the Dcmociatic party. Those
who seek to divide us in this State
will just as surely lead us back into
1 I-1? u
the uadical camp, and tbeieforo all
good citizens ought to put their feet
tfiiuarely upon a~ny indepentism or
otlier move which looks to a division
in the partv. Whatever evils exist
either m the Stale or in the counties
can be corrected as easily in the
Democratic party as in the U^publi
can, and it is the duty of our people
to quit talking about voting against
the Democratic party because certain
things do not please them. If we
had i lie Republican party in power
there would be even more things that
would displease us. Let all of our
fights be slr.iet|v within our own par
ty, and nil of us iiiijtp ^o crush Re
publicanism in every form it may as
sume, fcr it is our enemy and the
enemy of our country. Ue^ember
that we are only paying one-third of
the-taxes which we paid in the days
of'Radicalism. This should cause us
p ?,.:!?!' \te before we do anything to
weaken* the * Democracy/,-*illra4wb?*
wotd or by deed.''
*Vyhat is the beauty of nature but a
beauty clolhcij y.-itji moral associa
tions? What is the higjiest beauty of
literature, poetry, fjclfpn, and the fine
arts,'but a moral beauty Which gen
ius has bodied forth for the admira
tien of the world ? Anc| wjiat are those
qijalitjca of the liutn^n character
which are treasured, ti[) in the memory
and heart of natjons?the object of
universal ieverencc ami exultation,
??ho themes of celebration, of elo
? <?
que.IPP, the festal of song, the
enslnined of dolls Of human admira
tion and love? are they not patriot
ism, philanthropy, disinterestedness,
magnanimity and martyrdom?
Office ?eekers.
There is nothing more demoraliz
ing to the (ountry than the vast
hoard of office seekers which like so
many parasites are praying upon the
political vitals of the country. Just
at this juncture in our political histo
ry it really seems as if, since Radical
ism is in abeyance, that it would be
best for ul( loyal citizens to solid
ly unite in n campaign against any
man who desires to run for an office.
Let gentlpump IjiP.roq ,\\]y understand
that office h to seek a competent offi
cial and not the official to seek the
office.? Clarendon Press.
The N/iw York lj^>Wi{ says ; "Jfo
man can be elect pi] President of the
United States by |.he Democratic par
ley in 1$80 who cqnnot pp(rn,q}ap,d the
united support qf the 1 democrats of
New York ; and no man wi'hin the
Stqtp of New York, unless pcrhqps
Governor Seymour, who, for rcasqns
satisfactory J,p, hjmse|f, neither will
nor can accept another Presidential
candidacy, can comirpipd, Vb.P u.hHp$
support of tho Democrats; qf 5(cw
York in 1880."
"You politicians aro queer people,"
said an old bu?iuess man to an impe
cunious partisan. "How so?" asked
the politician. "Why becauso you
tioublp yourselves so much more
abdut the payment of tbo debts of the
Cjta{.c t|ian you do about your own."
James Gordon Bennett's income
from, the Herald is said to bs $1,500
per day- liu{. for the benefit of those
about embarking in the newspaper
businpon wo wquld say that they must
notcxpecj. to mako inoro than $1,000
a day fpr the first year,
Horrible Tragedy.
The most horrible tragedy ever en
acted in Lancaster County occurred
or last Sunday morning about 1
o'clock /?.. M., seven miles South of
the village. Mrs. M^lllssa K. J.
^.tlaniB, $7 years of age, the wife of
Mr. Jus. C. Adams, in a" (it of Ypaanl
ty, cut the throats of her live children
and then caused her own death by
setting b,er e.lpjhes on f^rCj wqUQ. -her.
husband was absent Jjrom home, *?hje
dwelling house was a log tenement,
with two rooms, also on the premises
were a corn crib, a barn and a iog^
kitchen detached from the duelling
house. The dwelling house is about
25 by 18 feet, and the sitting room
where the mother was lying on the
bedr dead, with portions of her person
literally burned to a crisp, is twice as
large as the room which contained
the bodies of the murdered children.
All five of the children were lying in
an adjoining room, in one bed, which
was perfectly saturated with blood.
Three of them willi their heads to the
west and two with their heads to the
east. All of their throats w ere cut on
the left side, except the infant, which:
wan cut in live different places. The
jugular vein and the carotid artery
of euch weie severed. Samuel P
Adams, aged 11 years, lay between
his brother, James C. Adams, aged t)
years, and his infant sister, Jane K
Adams, aged 1 year. Win. Erasmus
Adams, aged G years, and Mary E.
Adams, aged 3 years, lay side by
side at the other end of the bed~
About fifty yaids from the house the
spot was identified where Mrs. Ad
ams lay down between two cotton
rows and suffered her clothes to bum
her. The knife with which the chil
(Iren were murdered has not yet been
found, and is presumed that &he
threw it awny in her flight to her
neighbors.?Ledger.
. The Presidential Outlook.
Thp Philadelphia Inquirer, a mod
crate Republican paper, is not en
thusiastic over the Republican pros
1 ^TTf^^Zf "appi oaching Presidenti
al election. Jn a table, which it says
is ' the best that can be done in the
way cf presenting a table of the elec
toral vote of 1880 favorable to the
Republican party," it gives as certain
Democratic States all the Southern
S'.atcs and Indiana, making 153 elec
toral votes. In the doubtful States
it places Conueticut, New York and
New Jersey, with fifty electoral votes,
claiming tby remaining Northern and
Western 'Stales, with 1GG votes, as
certain f^r the Republican^. Ther<
are necessary to a choice 185 vc&jq,
which the Republicans will not have',
even if the ffft'een votes of New Jcr
1 'I - II. ?i-u V tiv
sey and Conueticut ^Qad^eq to their
1T?G. unless they get New York. rm/J
which, and more, the Democrats will
have if they get New York, that, In
fact, is the only State they want to
make their election sure. Hence the
Jfnquirrr regards New York as the
battle-ground, and it concludes that
nothing but hartj, intelligent worfj
from now until the day of the Presi
dential election will avail, and even
with all that the reeult will be in
doubt."
Member of Congress Arrested.
Hon. Charles II. Voorhces, member
of Congress from the Fifth District
qf New Jersey, was arrested at Hack
onsqek, on the charge of abstracting
from, the First National Rank of
Hac(icnsack, of which ho was Presi
dent, collaterals deposited to secure
's\ private loan. Affidavits were made
by Cashier Brewer and Vice Presi
dent DeQrot. Voorhees was taken
before {,hc f Jnitcd Stales Commission
pr, whq lu-d not, at latest advices,
fixed the amount of bail. He was
not lopket] \\[\ but held under surveil
lanpp at jps own house.
j\ \ ihe recpn^ election a respecta
ble pjuf-ed larn^pr lived at Bay Hun
(|rpd, '4'albot County, Maryland,
openly voted the Democrat ticket.
A couple of days later on entering
Iiis stable he found that some un
known miscreant had horribly mu
tilated his hoise, a valuable animal.
Tho ears of the poor brute were saw
ed off close to his head, the tail cut
off at the top and the nose also hack
ed away. The citizens have ottered
a liberal reward for the arrest of the
culprit.
Events are not determined by the
wheel of fortune, which is blind, hut
by iho wheels of Providoninv Ifhifih
arc full of eyes. *

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