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Fall and Winter, 1869?SpecialtiesDry
Goods and Millinery.
Messrs, Fowtxu & McDonald arc
now bettor prepared to show tho La
dies of Abbeville District a handsome
stock of Dry Uoods than ever before
Tho Ladies are especially invited tc
axamiuo their stock before buying
They will always strive to keep good?
suited to the taste of the Ladies 01
our District. In the Dress Coods Do
partnient the}' have beautiful plain
striped and plaid Poplins, DeLmnes
Empress Cloths, Reps, Flannels
Silks, etc., Black Alpacas. Open
Flannel, DeBagcs and Silks. Thej
have a full stock of ILouso Furnishing
Goods in Blankets, Counterpanes
Shootings, Towelings, Curtain Mate
rials, Shades;Tabic Damasks, Diapers
Long Cloths, Napkins, Doylas, Lin
?ns, Carpetings, and Wall Papering
-Also. HokICI'V (-Jlnv-PQ "Rvairl.1 Tnimu
, j , ?i ?-?'l
llankerehiefs aud overy thing in
"White Goods.
In tho Gentlemen's Furnishing Pe
partmcnt they luivc a splendid lino
of Cloths, Cassitneres, Corduroys,
Jeans, Kerseys, Shawls, Collars,
Cuffs, Cravats, Hoso, Suspenders,
Shirt Fronts, Gloves, Shirts, and
Abbcvillo can boast of as fine n
Millinery llouso as any in in the
State of South Carolina?in fact., as
fine as any in any city, 2\orth or
South. The stock will compare with
any Retail House in Charleston, Baltimore
or Xow York. Tho Ladies
oan have no plea for sending off for
their millinery any longer, for Messrs.
T 1 ff- . 7 \ .11 *
j. uwici ct jiffonaiu can snow as pretty
goods, as fine goods, as stylish
goods as can bo found in Baltimore
or New York. And, besides, they
can prove their prices to be from 25
to 50 per cent, lower than city prices.
They haye every stylo of Hat and
Bonnet that is out. Should any now
and novel st3'le make its appearance
in New York, they have arrangements
by which to get it immediate*,
hence there is no necessity for the Ladies
of Abbeville to pay city prices
when the}- can do better at home.
Mrs. Sap-ard has had experience,
both in Europe and America, and, we
think, has the confidence of every
Lady of taste in Abbeville. She. is
assisted by Mrs. Jno. A. Wier whose
good taste and skill in* this Department
is well known to the Ladies of
Abbeville, and will always be pleased
to see her friends at the Emporium of
of Fashion. Mrs. Sassard and Mrs.
Wier will take pleasure to show the
Ladies, Flowers, Feathers, Bridal
Wreathe, Plumes, Birds, Ornaments,
.Ribbons, Sashes, Curls, Switches,
Chignons, Embroidered and Braided
V nlrflfi on/I Ql* i ??*a
* V?vw U1'V? jw^nviUj UAII lOj VA/IOCIO,
Pads, Breast Protectors, Buttons,
Trimmings, Laces, Edgings, Cloaks,
8liawls, Nubias, Hoods, Fur Capes
aid Muffs, Breakfast Shawls, Collars,
Cufla, Chemisette, Necklaces,
Shell and Gold Beads, cut and uncut
Velvets, Satins, Silks, trimmed and
untrimmed Patterns for all kinds of
Ladies' and Misses' Garments from
E. Butterick & Co., and Madame
Demorest, of New York, Kouchcs,
Hetts, Illusions, etc., etc.They
pay particular attention to
the getting up of Bridal Bonnets,
Veils, etc., and promptly attend to all
orders from a distance.
Salesmen in Dry Goods Department
?J as. W. Fowler, W. T. McDonald,
Marshall P. DeBruhl.
Millinery Department?Mrs. Sasgard
and Mrs. Wier.
Bv adhering strifflv In thn r-nnli avb.
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tem they are enabled to fcell fiDe goods
at reasonable prices.
For sale in Abbev\lle. Importat to
L<md Buyers.
A ACRE lot in Greenwood, with fin*
improvements; SO acre* in original
fsrest?large young orchard. This place can
be bought low, ue ihe owu?r hun o use Tor it.
Two 16 acre lots on main street, in earns villare,
well improved.
Tines vacant lots near depot, desirably located,
greater portion of "aclt in forest. contain
inp from 80 to 200 Acre*. One tract of 800
acres, known as Whit# Hall; 800 acres in forest,
60 acres prime bottoms; well improved,
and contains aft exce'lem store bouse, aud is a
gsod mercantile stand.
Ona farm on Saluda river, of 850 acres, ]2i
ia forest, 20 acres in new lioitom*, 100 ai-rea
f upland1* fiue for cotton, all under good f?*nc<?.
comfortably improved for tenants. Excellent
f?UA eu the river and well adapted to machinery.
Oue farm adjoluine the aln>ve on Turkpy
cre?k, o 1 450 acr?-*, 100 seres uplaud cleared,
60 acres ifood bottom*, butanes in original for
est Mid pints, feueing good, and good ten?nt
One farm of 22 acres, in Edgefield, five
mil4s from Ninety riix depot, 05 acres in cultivation,
Orehaid from 3 to 4 acres, trees iu good
condition. This place u well improved.
One farm of 800 acres, in Edgefield?exceleot
One farm of 900 acres*, in Abbeville, on
Coronac creek. 100 acres io bottoms, well improved
for tenant*.
On* farm of 300 acres, on same creek, superior
cotton land 126 acres of superior bottom*?iii
fins Condition.
One fqnn of 600 acres, on sam? creek, sup*
rior imnrar*nif>nta for family riiii#]?n/u t?i"l
f Ibe first quality.
Th? above lands cau be brmglit low.
For terms apply te tbe Lend Certipany, al
Greenwood. J. T. PARKS,
W. K. Elakb, President.
Secrniarj. 16. tf
Of?ra fart*le* large and well eel ee ted dock ol
.GwUatnan't Furnishing Goods.
Hatft, Tfttoka, Umbrellas, &c., which w*r?
benght at low price* end will be told cheap
Nortk Carolina Bniik BilU Imuffht.
Store on Main Street, a few door* below
? * tb? Colombia Hotel.
'i A fall asMrtm^nt of
Brandies wines, whiskiei
ott baoil and f or Mleby
^ ' r T
' < * w ' ' ' '
Certificates of Deposit.
> The Carolina National Bank. ]
, ?"vV - i ? " . /
| x irsoiuiiuii ?ji <im uoitru ??i i/irec.
II tors of tbi* Bank, Certificates of
} Deposit will ha issued, drawing interest at 1
f ilio rate of seven per cent. l'kr annum '
- llio local rale for money in the State o!
, South Carolina, for suiiih deposited in this
, manner, to remain not le?a than thirty _
, days, payable on dumaud after ton days s
i no1 ice. I
* The Capital Slock of this Bank is now I
j $123.500, and authority has been grant- v
, ed 10 increase it to tho sum of ?200,000. a
- Tlie security of Depositors is guaranteed d
, the lull payment of this C .pitai Stock, <
- and by the examination and pjblished re- .
. ports of its condition whenever required by
, the Coiup'ioljoi of the National Currency
i Bureau.
The Bank deals in Exchange, Gold and s
- Silver Coin, and National and Siato Secui
rities generally. Deposits received in
, Coin or Cunency, ami paid in the same, n
, When interest is paid, it will he in k ud. h
, Peisons having fui.d- -'o invest, are res- .
ptctluliy invited to correspond with the
I'le.-ideiit or Cashier on the subject, and
m.ike all investigation tliey may see proper
t?? satisiy themselves o! the safety and
productiveness of an investment in its
The Caroliua National Bank has pur.
cbtjsad for its use the building belonging -j
io mo jsank ot the State, in the city of
Columbia, which it will occupy so soon hk
the necessary alterations aod improvements ^
can bettiade. Great care will lit* taken in ?
the construction o its Vault, which will be lj
laryc and as strong as gianate nnd iron
can make it, affording every possible fcecuiny
to its contents.
boa tin of DittEDror.s.
L. D GUILDS, President, i
W. B. GULlCK, Cashier,
Dec. 3, 1801), 3'2?4l li
} 1
lirocers and ueaiers in Prolnce. j;:
THE OLD established Hons* of BAKER <fc
tto W LA LI>, being dissolve J. the under
signed have associated thernee ves together un- A
oer the name and et.ylc of BAlCF.lt, PORTER y|
?t CO for the transaction of a GENERAL R.
at their Store No. 2?>7 Broad St reet, where we al
shall take great pleaeuie in teeing our many 2.
patrons and friends, and offering th? ra * sebetion
from ourlaige stock of Groceries. Bngging
Hope, Tics, Salt. Bacon and Provisions
And permit us to assure tlieni that our former
icputalioii lor having the finest qrably of
goods, we shall ever endeavor to maintain
Augusta, Ga.. Sept. 17 1869, 21?2m. nb. 1
Dicta Fertilizer Company. 1
AugiiPta, Gh.,N?iv. 12th. i860. I,
HAVING nhard a Fait?.forkol No. C
l.ope now of being able to keep up the p
supply, we reduce tbe price of
.to Sixtv-Five (805) Dollars per Tou of
2 000 lbs. lor cash. ?
Anrl on tiiv>a till VAnn*v>Uft? 1 1 oi- ^
... >. W? ?U?V ? i.lU*CIIIUCl X, IU IV, IU g
$75 and Interest, for approved City Ac- n
cepmnoe. Dray ft go, in al) cases, $1 00 ?
per Too Dukson'a Compound also will
l>e delivered Free of Charge, at any Depot
in South Carolina, in exrhango for
Cotton Seed, at the rpie of 100 of the
Compound for 15 huaheU (33 pounds
eacli) tif Feed, Bags for seed also furnished
free of churge. Address
Colombia, S. C.
Deccemlier 3, 1809, 32?tf
J. H. & M. L. KINARD'S {
We have just received, and liave ready for .
. examination, tlie largest and ino.-t attractive
stock that it ban ever hrcn our pleasure to ex- Libit,
consisting of cverj'thing pertaining to a 1
I firs' claea
I n.-j- x r.
1/1 y UUUUO XfflbilUUHlUaVUI/1 r
' Iso a full line of
Our clock is bo extensive and varied, that it ft
is impossible to enumerate. We iheiefnre in- J
viteour friends, and all in want of good and j
cht&p Dry Goods." to call and see for theru- ,
selvea. We guarantee satisfaction as to style, a
quality and price. J. H. <fc M L. KINAItD.
Oct 11, 1869, 26?3m nb
Reward! i
DROPPED on the Publio Road, between
Abbeville C. H., and Wil- Jnsr
ton, on November 29; a SMALL 8IL* "
VER CUP, marked "T. A.C., to E. C P."
A liberal reward will be given to tho finder
4>o delivery at thi* offir-e.
December 3. 1889 ? 32-'f
1 mom nvifliiiiiriflit :
mi iit/inii;1
' . ..
Fbesh ottbbants,
Fresh Basins, " Corrants,
, <: Cheese, J
Fire Crackers, sold at 1
'' ' 1?arkeb k lee's.
Dee lfr; lte9,38,it r. .
- . u
% ?
. *?
mmn drug store!
At tbe Sign of the
Emporium of fashion.
Darby's ca rminative. excel
lent for Uahics ; PoihbIi to malu
onp : Iiitliyo. IJonix. Hi?v Itum. Hosiottfir's
iitlers, Pliilomken, Uenzmo, Chlorodino
blistering Tissue, Cliatuoiso Skins, Had
vaj's Resolvent, Ready Relief and Pills,
nd a thousand oilier articles?Jill having
liferent names, but equally useful to porons
who have need of lliem.
Woman's Best Friend.
ale by W. T. PENNEY.
Prior $1.50 p<ir bottle.
Call and get a circular free, learn of ill
jeriu from tbo testimony of those whe
avo used it.
Heinitsh's Queen's Delight.
TIIE Crowning Glory of Medicina uiul
under o! science, lor eale bv
Price I 00 per l.-> lie.
)arby's Prophylactic Fluid.
THE moat powerful disinfectant known
lurt-8 liurn:,and Running Sores, removes
tains and destroys all Auioial and Vege.
tble Poisions, for sale by
Trice 50 cents.
For sale at Si.00 per buttle, by
i>l"/. i?uy ? 'JU?tt
rotice to Persons Suffering
with Asthma.
A SOVEREIGN remedy is found in
% the Green Mountain /Istbma cure,
rtpared by Dr. J. II. Guild, Rupert, Ver
lunt, and for sale by
Price $2.00 per bottle.
Leidy's Blood Pills.
.n exeellen' forui in wh'cb to lake extract
f earcaparilla. They bave been te>ted
r?d found good by persons here. Call
ud get a few boxes and try them. . I'rice
5c per box. Fur sale by
Nov. 20,18G9, 31?If
The Real Estate
Lbram Haddon, deceased,
CTTILL be sold by the Executors of the
W Will of the said dee?as?d, on Sale
hiy inJnnu ?ry , next, viz :
?hree Hundred and Thirty
Acres, more or less,
<ying within four inilfs of Abheville
Inuri House, adjoining lands of William
lili, W. B. R' ruHto an l other; on the
iemi.-e* are all necessary out-buildings.
The sale will lake place at Abbeville
!i?urt [louts ou Sale D;ty in January, next
e:?g the 3d day of the month, and th?
ighc-ct bidder will be the purchaser.
The purchaser will be required to give a
t?nH U..A -- J
? V. .M.v. n^|/?u??U OCVJUIIIJ, auu h wonage
of ibe premises to secure the p?ylent
of the purchase money, and pay for
II uectnwary papers, including etHmpu&u
Jp.s. C. Stevenson,)
[ Extr's.
A. J. McKce,)
Deo. 8. lSfiO. 33. 3t
irarjtcr oc Lees.
D?"C 10, 1809, 33 tf
^lMONDS' Liver Regulator,
^ Dr. J. Brndford'a Female Regulator,
Liile Greu&o, At,
Deo 10,1869,33, ?
Elix Bark and Protoxide of Iron,
"erro. Phosphorated Calasaya Bark with
{s3?ard & Co.'s Cod Liver Oil, puro,
fine Willow Charcoal,
)r. Groves Magnetic Plaster,
lcAlliftier's O imnent,
ew DavidV Plasier,
)allerps Magical Pain Extractor,
ipice Bittern, at
Dec 10, 18C9, 34, if
IAME OfflMEHT, for Doik
Parker & Lee's.
Deo 10, 33, tf
mum? ni? ifniromr tron*
umiujei ur iuuubiln Lirjb,
Dm ?0, 39. if
$25.00 Reward!
^ t ^ i \ 0
A ND no question* Mkod, for the recOrf\.
try efr * GOLD WATCH ami
illAIN, loft on Monday evening, at. Ai>
wrill* C, H. Apply at the Marshal
Elooa#. f
JtoTMlkti, im, fl^Mf
For tbe Abbeville Press aud Banner.
Tlio following is the list of memben
of the Exceutivo Committee of tin
Abbeville Agricultural Socioty. I
there aro any amongst the nuinbei
1 who caunot and will not work for tin
cause, they will please notify 1110 a
once, that otbor appointment# m:n
be made. Our Society is a fixed fac
?"u iiiuov jn w^i toon v. j. v '
this end much dcponds upon the will
| the energy, and if need bo the purse
\ of the Executive Committee; hencc
, it is necessary that ouch a committoc
should bo composed of citizens, wht
1 are willing occasionally to sacrifice
private interests for tho public weal
The Executive Committee will meet
in the Secretary's Office at eleven
o'clock on tho morning of tho iirsl
Tuesday in January ; and to prevent
tho necessity of calling another meet,
ing during the year, it is urgently ro
'! quested that every member intouuinii
1 to serve will bo present.
Jn the present issue of the Press, ]
propose a scheme by which tlx
Society may bo firmly establishes
upon a monied basis, and wliiel
gehvme J respectfully aslc the members
of the Commit tec to reflect up
on, and if tficy approve of it, to cir
I cnlate it in their respective sections
J). M. 110 DC JOES,
1. I). GA1LLARD,
J. M. lvUDGElvS,
With tho following officers of th<
Society :
D. W. Aiken, President.
C. T. Haskell, vice-Prosident.
F. A. Connor, Treasurer.
J. S. Cothran. Cor. Seeretarv.
# - ~
W. A. Lee, Rec. Secretary.
Habits of a Han of Business.
A saei'ed regard to the principles
of justice forms the basis of ever}
, transaction, and regulates the conduci
of the upright man of businesa. lit
i is strict in keeping his engagements
does nothing carelessly or in a hurry
' employs nobody to do what ho can at
' easily do himself; keeps everything
in its proper 'place; leaves nothing
undone which ought to be done ant
which circumaances permit him to do
. keeps his designs and business fron
the view of others; is prompt and de
cisive with his customers, and does
not overtrade his capital; prefer*
short credits to long ones, and casl
to credit transactions, at all time!
when they can be advantageously
made, cither in buying or selling, ant
small profits with little 'risk, to tin
chance of better gains with more haz
ard. lie is clear and explicit in al
bis bargains; leaves nothing to tin
memory winch can and ought to b(
committed to writing; keeps copiei
of all important letters which he
sends away, and has every letter and
invoice belonging to his business, ti
tied, classed aud put away.
lie never sufler3 Lis desk *o be
confused by many papers lying
1 upon it; ia always at tho head o:
bis business, well knowing if he
leaves it, it will leave him; holds
it as a maxim, tliat he whose credit
is suspected is uot safe to be trust
ed, and is constantly examining
his books, and sees through all hit
affairs as far as care and attentior
enable him; balances regularly at
stated times, and then makes oul
i and transmits all his accounts cur
rent to his customers and constitu
ents, both at home and abroad
. . L ...
avoids, as much as possible, al
; sorts of accommodations in raonej
matters and lawsuits, when there It
the Teast hazard ; is economical ii
his expenditures, always living
within his income ; keeps a memorandum-book,
with a pencil, in hii
pocket, in which he writes everj
little particular relative to appoint
ments, addresses, and pettv cast
matters ; is cautious how he be
comes security for any person, aw
is geqerous only when urged bj
j motives of humanity. .?
: ? ? J
A *orh?noft ft? tli* mlrirfla ? ?
,, -Z~7: ,,
Debate in the Senate. (
i J. J. Wright, colored, offered the e
? following resolution :
I Whereas, it appears by the report \ t
i of tho Commit too on Privileges and t
3 Elections, that such irregularities oc-' s
t curred in tho conduct of tho recent t
r election for senator in the County of c
L Abbeville as to vitiato tho Paine, bo it c
j jtcsoivea. "inat said electiou bo dc- u
, clarcd null unci void. f]
, The motion was seeondod by W. B. t
; Nash, colored. 1
j Wright, in reply to a request from d
> Leslie to give his reasons for making I.
j tho motion, said, substantially; The r
* Legislature had appointed county j
. canvassers to superintend the election i
i and sec that it was conducted accord- f
t ing to law, and if there were any ille t
t gal votes to throw them out. Jf f
- there were such, they did not throw
- them out it appeared, from the testi- I
j mony. According to the law, tho
report of the county canvassers is t
liual. While, perhaps, they knew of J*
irregularities, yet they would not I
1 throw out the votes for the reason, t
i perhaps, that such action would have t
- interfered with the election for conn- a
- ty olficers, who were voted for at the -ii
- same time and who have been since t
. installed. It was shown that there u
was fraud at the election?at Cal- t
houn's Mills?and it was in evidence
that men had been intimidated, but t
the committee Look no cogni/.aneo of t
it, Lecausc it was "ot admissablo to t
show which way those who were intimidated
and prevented Jj'om voting i
would'have voted. There was no >
corruption shown in the conduct of <
the judges, and the law does not al- i
i it... ? ' -? -> l
nnv iii?j ^uiliiuiia'u IU gU UCillllU ineir c
report. The law, however, docs allow r
the House or Senate to declare tlie
election null and void if it he shown t
that there was neglect of duty on
the part of the county canvassers; j:
and there was neglect of duty?be- (
caufo the manager of the Calhoun's (
Mills precinct appointed a manager t
there, when only the commissioners 1
of election had a right to appoint ti t
manager. (
Leslie eaid ho was sorry to see that j
considerable outside political pressure t
was being brought to bear upon the
} senators in regard to this election con- i
test. He had been a Democrat once, 1
and he knew that there were some f
things that party would do that tho 1
Devil himself, were he on earth, could
not excel. He did not want the sena- 1
tors to uo lime tlie uemocrats would t
do?not give a .Republican a fair t
showing?but to give each! of tho eon- >
testants a chance. He knew that if 1
this was a contest between Radicals
and Democrats, and this were a Democratic
Senate, the senators would not I
give Guffin time to say "God have t
t mercy on my soul," before they would 1
chuck him out of the window; and e
that is the way some of the Republi'
cans want to do with their opponent's ]
' representative, because they (the i
Radicals) are now in power. This is i
' not tho right way?this is not justice 1
! ?but it does not seem that there will i
ever be justice in South Carolina when ]
' it C:)ine^ to a question of politics or j
color. If a man says he is a Demo- (
i crat, that party goes for him; aud if
i ho Bays he is a Republican, the Re- c
j publicans go for him, right or wrong, i
. There never was a fait election held t
' in Abbeville, and now for a person to <
I declare his intention to vote the Ke- j
publican ticket there his life isondaD- i
gored j he is threatened before the s
I election, on his way to and at the
5 polls, and if he vote as ho deems best, 1
ho may consider himself woll off if he t
' gets home alive. The county com- a
^ missioncrs have placed the Senate in ^
I au awkward fix. If the vote at Cal- i
houn's Mills be thrown out, then both t
Mr. Cothi'an and Guffin will havo an i
k equal number of votes, and how can t
'f tho Senate decide that either was c
' elected. It is true that it is shown e
P; #
tdoro was intimidation at Calhoun's I
* Mills, but it is not in evidence that a
5 tlio men who wore intimidated, as is
t claimed, would havo voted for Guffin. c
* If the election was unfair at any poll, o
\ throw the vote at out. It is claimed
3 that the election at Calhoun's Mills
t was unfair; if so, throw it out. Then
; tho election is a tic?each candidate
- has 1403 votes. The Senate cannot
admit both?I won't vote to admit
Guffin, 'bore God I won't; but can I
consistently vote for Mr. Cothran? It t
| appoars that Guffin put his official sig- i
naturo to the report that Colonel Coth- ]
1 ran got a majority of votes, and then t
* sent a protest saying that it was not
* so. Because he made a fool of himself ^
J in this business, he asks us to make j
- fools of jOurselvea. I don't think Ab
i beville County is entitled to a seuator,
r if it do not have one for a thousand
. j years, it would, perhaps, be better off. I
i j I'd like to bave a good Demoorat like ]
- > Colonel Cothra? in the Senate if be be 1
I fairly elected to itj his pregenoe would ?
7 do tber Senate good. He is said to be 1
an uncompromising Democrat; he can f
make a good speech. I'd like to see
a him get ng Mid tickle the land oom- i
lWoii get hold cf tiaulp me?u 1
>cr from Riehlaud (Nash, colored,)
ind also of <^fr lawyer from Beaufort
Wright, colorod;) botween us, howivcr,
I bolievo we could use him up.
W. B. Nash, colored,did not bcliovo
ho committeo had gone far enough in
heir investigation; it was timo to
how the people of Abbevillo that if
hey didn't vote according to law they
wouldn't bo represented here. An
lection couldn't be held in that county
mless six or seven lives wero sacriiccd.
He believed when Guflin signed
ho paper stating that Mr. Colhran
uul reeeived a majority of votes, ho
ltd it because ho learod his life would
>0 sacrificed if ho ?li< 1 nol; if tiio contilution
did not give the Seriate the
irivilego of keeping from itn body the
nan whom it believed whs elected by
raud and intimidation, he was willing
o camp outside of it ^tho constitution)
or this special occasion.
Senator Leslie introduced the folowing:
Resolved, That the subject matter of
ho election in Abbeville County, for
Jtato senator, especially at Calhoun's
dills, in Raid county, be sent back to
he Committee on Privileges and Klccions,
and that they have power to
end for persons and papers, and take
ill the evidence pro and con in regard
o all charges or allegations of fraud
ind intimidation that took place at
hat or any other poll in the county.
Resolved, That the committee report
,o this Senate the number of vote."!
:ast at that and at every other poll in
hat county for State senator.
Resolved, That the committee report
o the Senate every fact in connection
,villi the legality or illegality of the
dcction as held at Calhoun's Mills, in
cgiird to tho organization of the poll
inJ whether there wcro any legal
nanagcivJ there or not on that day.
tt-..i 4 i.a -f V\1 Ir\\f !ti n? hacaIii
?JLUJ b UUVTIt/U LiiV iviivniug iwviuion
IFAerars, Frauds and irregularities
ind intimidation were perpetrated tc
lucli an extent, at Calhoun's Mills and
>ther polling places, at the late elccion
for senator in the County of Abbeville,
as to vitiate the election at
.hose polls; and, wkorcas, Lemuel L
Ju'ffin received a majority of votes al
)olls w?:ere no such acts were perpc
rated ; therefore, bo it
jResolved, That .Lemuel L. (j .uffin be
ind ho is hereby declared entitled t<
lis scat in this Senate, ancj that he be
brthwith allowed to oualifv and take
lis seat.
Leslie desired to know of Iloyt il
?e wanted the question clearly conlidered,
and upon Hoyt's replying in
he negative, Baid : "0*h, why not ? II
ve are going to down him, (Cothran)
et ns do it legally."
Iloj-t's resolution was then tabled
Jillson and Cain, (colored,) made
jrief remarks, the former in opposi.ion
to Leslio's resokition, and the
atler in advocacy of it and a fair consideration
of the caso.
Maxwell, colored, ^was in favor oi
LrfjBlic's resolution and spoke at length
n support of it, and concluding with
in answer to a question from Iloyt
'who would pajr the cost of the inrestigation
?" that the StaUe would
>ay it, ho would rather it would ex
icnd 8200,000 than not to give the
ase a fair consideration.
Wright spoko at lencth in sunnort
)f bis motion to declaro tho election
llegal and have a new: one, and was
billing to bo among the number tc
ro and boo that every one bad an opportunity
to voto as he pleased; was
villing to stand his chance of being
ihot and having his blood spilled.
liainey, colored, thought it was
iigh timo that somo measures wore
,aken to have the elections in Abberille
conducted according to Jaw. It
vas well known that the Republicans
vcre in a majority there, but, owing
o their being intimidated and often
nurdered,- they could not express
heir opiniou at the ballot hox. An
lootion in Abbeville was always asociated,
in hia mind, with murder,
>lood and death. It was time that
nch things should be stopped.
Leslie's resolution was then put to
l vote and carried?three voting
igainst it.
H ^
Two Pioneers.
In the recently published "Life
>f Audubon/' is an account of an
nterview with Daniel Boone, tlia
Kentucky Pioneer, at Frankfort in
hat State.
"While at the town of Frankfort
about tho year 1812), Audubon
lad an 6pportunity of seeing the
celebrated Daniel Boone "barking
iquirrols," ot, in less technical
)hrase, driving them ont of theii
places by firing into the bark ol
;he tree immediately beBide the portion
they couch into. Audubon
vent out with Boone to see the
iport, and writes.
"We walked out together, and
followed the roefcy margins of the
Kentucky phtr nntil w* reached a
" I
piece of flat laud thickly covered pr
witli black walnut, oaks and liicko- rc
ries. As the mast was a good one cu
that year, the squirrels were seen
gamboling on every tree around us.
My companion* a stout, halo athlet- t0
ic man, dressed in a homespun *
hunting shirt, barelegged and moc:
casmed, carried a long and heavy
rifle, which, as he was loading it,
he said had proved eflicient in all ^
his undertakings, and which he j
hoped would not fail on this occasion,
a3 he felt proud to show me
his skill. The gun was wiped' the c?
powder measured, the ball patched ! m
with six hundred thread, and the I tii
charge sent home with a hickory : tit
rod. vi
"We moved not a step from the 80
place, for the squirrels were so nu- lr<
morons that it was unnecessary to ! uf
go after them. Boone pointed to
one of these animals which had o1>- 111
served us, and was crouched on a
! Ill
branch about fifty paces distant, l ^0|
and bade me mark well the spot I js
where the ball should hit. lie rais 1 ??,
de his piece gradually until the1 jbead
(that being the name given by I
the Kcntuckiaus to the sight) of ;
the barrel was brought to a line
with the spot which he intended to
hit, and fired.
"I was astounded to iiiul that the ti<
ball had hit the picee of bar.c im- us
' mediately beneath the souirrel and w
shivered it to Hpliutcrs, tlie couens-; ja
sion produced by which had killed ;
the animal, and sent it whirling
, through the air, as it it had been
blown up. '
"The snufiing of a candle with j lK
1 a ball I had an opportunity of w
seeing near the banks of the Green in
' river, not far from a large pigeon bi
roost, to which J[ had previously Ci
made a visit. I hoard many re- 0,
ports of guns during the early part
5 of a dark night, and kn owing them
( Jo be those of rifles, I went toward
the spot to r.sccrtain the cause. tc
On reaching the place I was wel- ?*
coined by a dozen of tall, stout sj
men, who told me they were exer- ci
' cising for the purpose of enabling C1
them to 6hoot under night at the jy
k- reflected light from the eye of a
! deer or a wolf by torchlight.
"At a distance of fifty paces a
stood a lighted candle, budly dis- Cl
j tinguished in the darkness. One ^
man Avas placed within a few yards c'
' it, to watch the effects of the oj
! shots, (l* well as to light the candle, ti
should it chance to go out, or re- r<
? pair it should the shot cut it across. a,
"Each marksman shot in his turn. 6(
i Some never hit either the snuff or
r the candle. One of thera, who
( was particularly expert, was very
fortunate, and snuffed the candle
three tirnes out of seven, whilst all fi
' the other shot3 either put out the
! candle, or cut it immediately under t
the light." di
^ ? 1U
The Origin of Great Enterprises. ic
The following article, upon the origin
of great enterprises, has been ta
i translated expressly for our paper ^
, from the correspondence of tho Courrier
des Etuts Unis: a(
''The father of M. Ferdinand de b;
1 Lesseps liad an opportunity* to render G
- some valuable servieo to Mehemet ni
>, Ali, the head of the dynasty of ilgyp- .
tiflll Cttdis. TTnflor f.iw.nmatn...oo
which I cannot now repeat without
entering into historic details without I
' interest, do Lcsseps, sen., had the d<
> good fortune to save tho life of the fl,
> i'acha.
Gratitude is a family inheritance
among Musselmen. "When Said as1
cended the throne, he remembered de cc
' Lesseps, and thought of paying tho
debt contracted by his father. .
i '('oine to Egj-pt,' he wroto one day
to till* smi ftP t lw? 1-ncnnnii 1.:.. '"'I
w. M VUWIVI U1 1119 lifclliur,
'und you will see what I cau do for cc
you.' th
Tho proposition tempted M. Ferdi- 0
i nand do Lessepg.
IIo was about to leavo France,
when at a parting dinner given by V1
his friend M. Emile de Girardin, ho cc
1 met Father EnfantiD. then a director m
of a railroad oompany, but still a So- cc
. cialiet in apite of all tho vicissitudes w
of his philosophy. ,
Arc you going to Egypt ?' said Enfantin.
'Perhaps so,' replied Lesseps. pi
'Ah !' replied the apostlo of Social- re
ism, sighing, 'we madmen and ridieulous-innovators
formerly entertained
a project which required for its oxecu- 81
tion only a bold and resolute man ' m
Eufantin then gave a detailed state- of
ment of tho method by which the
Socialists had contemplated giving to
Europe a new route ttf tho Indies, via aT
the Isthmus of Suee. P(
iul. ae jjcbsops listened attentively, bi
Breaking, at last, the silence which m
ho peeserved during the narration of q,
i Eniantin, ho replied: 'Your ontorprhe .
was a vory grand ono, but you oro
not the only persons who have
thought of it; and it is only the want it?
; of means to execute it tbot has embarrassed
all your predecessors up to ^
the present time.'
1 But Enfantin had answered all ob;
jectionB. pi
'Our preparations were coraplet/e m
he replied; 'the means were not want- m
in?*f o?
7 Ho then gave to M. do^Eesqeps the ,
. address of another retired Socialist
apostle, who was livinglet Lvons, aftd n*
1 who was the depositary of all the to
1 plans, lines and estimates, .of the pro
posed canal. -m
'I will vHit hint* .said .Lesseps. .
In f^ct, on his wayk to Egypt, Le*. tn
1 eepe pajeed* through Lyon*. Xhiriug V?
k the voyage he carefully examined the
/ *
> . t
' III . ?*
oject. On his arrival at Cairo, ho
quested of Said Pacha permission to
t through the Isthmus.
Enfantin saw his droam realized.
Who, among the present traveller
Egypt, suspects that the canal,
hose inauguration they are going to
tend, had this singular origin?"
*port of the Commissioner of AgrS*
The Stato Commissioner of Agriilturo,
Mr. Ilonry Sparniek, has
ado a report to Governor Scott, setig
forth the results of the cimmera>n
of inhabitants of the Stato (proded
for bj' act of March 10, 18U!h)
far as they have been ascertained
)in the reports made to the bureau,
) to the date of the report, Novem
r lauu. Tlio commissioner reurUs;
This statement embraces the rerns
of seventeen countics, leaving
urteen still to bo heard from; and
from the nature of tho case, too
iperl'cct to be used either as a basis
i* the apportionment of ro^rcscnta>n
in the General Assembly of this
ate for the year 1870, and until tho
:ar 1875, as contemplated by tho
institution of 18G8, or for the colla3n
of such statistics as would enable
i to noto with precision tho changes V
hicli have taken placo in our popution,
except in tho particular locality
indicated in tho table. For the
cscnt, however, it will Bcrvo tho
Tneral purposo of acquainting tho
:ople .ef the State with the progress
hich has been made by this bureau
tho exercise of this particular
ranch of its functions, and can be acspted,
I think, as a very fair critorii
of what may bo expcctcd from tho
jmpletcd roturns.
As the act under \vl?iriV? ? nwa.
? "
id required simply an enumeration
* the inhabitants of the State for a
)ecific purpose, and this was the prclrsor
by only one j-oar of the very
aborate census taken every decado
y the Genei'al Government, I deem
unwise to burden our returns with
113' other details than such as were
ssentially economical and politic in
icir nature, and hence the only spefications
to be found in the books,
f which the annexed table is a paral
abstract, arc such as embrace a
38ter of children within tho ordinary
ijes of pupilage; one of citizens conitutionally
entitled to the exercise
f the elective franchise, and finally a
eneral enumeration of inhabitants
ib-divided by color and sex. Tho
rst of these specifications was mado
t the request of tho State Superin>ndcnt
of Education, the second was
Kir nhrirtna nnliftw
~ j w*#> >wuo J MUU LUU
,st was the natural mode of reportig
the information required by tho
In connection with the results obtinnd,
so far as they go, I have staled
ie aggregate population by conntjcs,
jcording to the present census and
y that taken by the United States
overnmerit in the year 1860, and
ade a comparison of increase and
icrease in tho same. When tho reirns
shall have been fully completed,
will enter more into detail*, and enjavor
to present such reasons for tho
lCtuations which have taken placo
our population, as may bo fairly
jduciblo from the premises at our
Accompanying the census returns I
ivo also received statistical reports
* the agricultural productions of tho
unties respectively designated in
ie table annexed, bnt defer any spe?
fic allusion to them until they have
(on subjected to thorough clerical roaion.
It is proper to remark in this
mnection, however, than reliance
ay'not be placed on ihe absolute
rreetness of this portion of our
ork, as this officers in charge of it
ive almost unexceptionally comained
of the indisposition of the
anters of tho State to mako propor
turns, either from the fear that they*
ere to be used as a basis for axceseo
taxation, or from a lamentable,
ieapprehension of the true interests
' their own department 'Of indnstripursuit.
Both misconceptions I
iiiuipiueu, sou unaeavorefl to tfifl>1
through tho prints of.,the State,
it official publication failed to- re-'
ore the general distrust of a State
overnmoat to which the plant|ng
torest has been uhdisguisedly antag*
lizod fropa political prejudioes from
5 jfery inception, . . .
As there are reasonable/grounds for
ilievlng 'that the returns from the
>w unreported counties will be com*
eted in a few days, I defTsr saying
ore of the operations of this bureau >
itii sneh time as the fkali possession
' fleurss and facta will ?n
o suggestions' I ah all feel induced to
ake to your Excellency 1a reference
its future adsQiointration aaan
;enoy in the promotion of . f&e Wa*'
rial interista of tlje -gtatft- have
e honor to bo/^o\iv( ,
At ' Hzattt SMftino*,
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