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Th? Connecticut Tragedy.
The HartfoniJrime&i'urnjshesthe anne:
detailad account of the iearful-tragedy en
ted in the-town of Manchester," Connectic
Tuesday, of whrehxthb telegraph has givei
. brief notice?
The quiet village of Oakland, Manches!
about orne mil?8:'east of- this citj, Waa are
eel this morning by the news of the tm
fearful crime ever perpetrated in this vicini
A4 the early hoar of four o'clock, or a lit
sooner, Mrs. Benjamin Starkwe&iker, aist
in -law af Kfcthatf Starkweather, of this ci
ag>^i4? y care, and' her daughter, Harriet]
la, aged l i yeajs, wera both found murder
while sleepjngrtogcther in their house. Th
were JQ?gd./Wji?h an axo, -but they we
also stabbed ia yarious putees with a butch
knife., ' * ? . ,
We'say ihe^bodiea after they had be
laid outland hope never io see anothervSii
sight." Th?'mother'svface was cut in
with a'wwerfnr-blow frouran' 8xe, which <
Tided the'?ase crosswise, and- cut. open tl
face entirely across, crashing through -tl
bones of the upper ,j<iyr and cheeks. Ov
the rig" eye, waa another gash from thc as
sinking.through th? .skull and into the brai
and there was another which cut open tl
side andback bf the head, and also a "gre
. gash near the right .temple! Besides thei
wounds there'wertyothers made by a butchi
knife-one through the lower part of tl
chin, the blade- penetrating deep into tl
throat; one deep into the right breast; an
another deep one dirtbe left breast.
Elia, the daughter,presented a still moi
shocking sight. Her right eye was entire!
S?ne. The axe had cut a terr i ble gash aero1
c brow,eye and, c&eek,."evidently, at om
blow, letting ont all pf the eye, breaking i
the skull and " cleaning down td the chee
bone. Above the right ey^e, near the top t
the forehead,, was another fearful gash fr?
the ax? sinking into th?. Drain; and she wa
stabbed through the bosom with a butche
itniiev <-......-./.- -
Tha information of thejmnrders was. give;
by the son, Albert Starkweaiheiyat 4 o'clock
He carne to Mr. Horace. White'?, a neighboi
rattling,.or. rather falling heavily against th
back door, and arousing the inmates witl
this call:
" Get up F get up ! Come over toour honst
I don''; know but our folks are all killed, au<
the house ???h 'fireVe - - -
Mr. White ran over, followed by Albert
and found'his (Albert's) roora full of- s ni ok <
and the bed .on fire. He took the bed ant
put it out the window. Then he went. u|
stairs, though the smoke was so thick h
nearly suffocated. Al her?, did not follow bim
but paced hurriedly'up and down the lowe
rooms,.sobbing.and crying.
On getting into the chamber, Mr. Whit
found the bed all in ? blaze, p^d the bedroon
covered with blood. He Jilted up Ella an?
found her still alive, though bathed in bloot
and presenting a shocking sight.. As he Hf
ted her a bloody axe 6li?ped olf upon thi
floor. Mr. White took it, and hiting th<
window, placed the axe under it to let out thi
smoke, while he next got Mrs. S tarkweatho;
off the burnrng-bed, and- finding her dead
placed her on the floor whil? he rolled uj
the bed and threw it out of the window. Hi:
hands were blistered and his clothing render
ed very bloody. .
The" dying Ella he carried in tis anns to i
back window in-the adjoining room, in ordei
to give her fresh air; and then sent his hirec
man (.who with others had arrived) at ona
for a doctor. Bat the pwr girl died ia a fevi
minutes. Her blood covered tho windowsil
on which she rested and tba floor near by.
Mr. White at once instituted a. search io
tracks about the boase, but was -nuable ti
discover any distinct marks of feet except ii
the garden.
Albert Starkweather, 24 years o:f age, slepi
on the lower floor in tho. north east rojrr
above. His mother and Ella slept uv the
west room above. Ha says a noise' up stairs
just before dawD? awakened him, aid rushing
out of his room he was knocked down neal
the foot.of the stairs, by a man, or lac-ti. com
ing down; that ixe recovered, and scuttle ir
the dark and was overpowered, thrown down
and the man, or men escaped. He fehows- s
scar over one^eye which he says was causee
by the blow the murderer gave him. Tb?
mark, unfortunately, was obviously of an ol
der date than this morning.
'Atu coroner's inquest on the bDdic3 Al
bert's butcher knife was suddenly broughl
out, and its appearance before his eyes math
him start and tremble. A ve'ry ugly fact i?
that tho knife was found ia a drawer in hi.<
own bed-room. Albert's reputation is nol
goodl He has been a rather 1 fast young man,
and his associations arc said to have Lee:
none of Che bast. We hear that he was socr
to be married. In his bureau wa> found c
sum of money in National Bank -bille, amount
big to about $362- There wert three $1TJ0
hillstone $50, and.some smaller. He is* ai
ordinary looking young man, but with an ua
pleasant expression, a look of weakness anc
incapacity. He says $200 of the money wai
bia and the rest his mother's. Tho tamil;
were in moderato circumstances, and hat
but little spare-money.
One theory is that as Mrs. S. was a wit
ness against the negress Jane Fuller of tba
village in the poisoning case lately tried, sh<
was murdered out of revenge; but this lack
plausibility. Albert has shunned a sight o
the victims."
From the HartferoTTimes, August 2.
Thejshockjng. revelations of. ?-he Mancheste
murder.? received^ on Wednesday afternooi
the addition of the climax'of horror in thi
confeasto?of .?tJbert X. Starkweather, th?
son, whVachaowl?dg?e that he perpetratet
tba c*lmeh-that he,;a'u?t he alone, butcherer
his own-trother. and sister, as they lay aslcoj
in bed together.
The cortfe?i^~--wiicb was not uuespeotet
by those .bjest informed--of .-the facta-wai
made by tlie prieonerKi tue-jait in thia city,t<
Mr.-Jau?iH <3?mpbeil of Manchester, the fath
er of the girl lo whom the prisoner was en
gaged to be married. The chief of police
?t believtpg.that he would acknowledge mon
f to Campbell than j.o anybody else, inducec
the latter io go to thp. jail yesterday after
nooBf-wbece theTwetched young Tuan, di*
carding ali his previous lies and contrivance!
to avoid detection, made a clear breast of it
and confessed the awful crime. -
Kc acknowledged after some questioniuj
that he had. butchered his mother, and ther
bis sister, with the ase, aud, to make cortan
of the fiendish job, he had repentedly pl ung
ed his botcher knife into their throats - anT
bosoms, winding op the deed of horror bj
setting-the bed On fire, and tbeu his own boc
down stairs. ' '
"I did it," he said, " I did it, Mr. Camp
j bell? out of joye for^our daughter, and notb
iajraHK "Tafelt I must have that money, foi
IWithout it she wouldn't murry mo; andi gen
the money."
The lotter alhaifed to yesterday was wrttter
t bj tH? murderer to Mr. Campbell. It fiUei
nearly four pages, and the statement was
made thal the-writer wa* no^v in a cemditipr
to marry' Miss" C., aa" he had succeeded
through forgery -in getting'roon??v to flu
amoO?t of .^t.OO?; a'pid it- aho said'tba't bf
was about to ^commit art atrocious --,'!
leaving tie intteod^d; crime unnaihed. Th?
f forgeriea^all?dedt? are believed to have nev
er been coaiiitted, and his council wiU'ctaim
ihis letter as pr jot of the prisoners insanity;
though it may narembeen written tb deceive
the girl's father into the belief that the
prisoner had money enough to get married
?ith. . .
-'--* . -?
The Port r Byron QR. Y., . Times re
.lalcfjthe.ioUowing -asa "curious" matter:
u A man dropped dead- in the harvest field,
near Northville, in this county, the other day.
The coroner was called, and, on examining
the body? found in his "pockets oue thousand
dollars in caf-h, two gold waldies and two
silver ones, besides a certific?is o?'deposit f?r
eight hundred dollars more: 'J. lie roan car
rying ail this property about Lia person, was
a* work by the day."
JKST^eter P,. Muttfford, of New York,
who was "reported to have failed last Mdn'day,
was on the 17th, arrested on thc cb'argo of
having defrauded Greenleaf, Morris, &. Co.
-with a worthless check of *$28.00&on the Mer
ehanics' Lank of that city, given in payment
last week for $20,000 in. gold, on a presenta
tion check. Ile was committed in default of
?2T A. R STONE, collector of internal
revenue iu Ohio, was, it is ascertained, a de
faulter to the amount.of nearly $90,000. His
snreties are bound in the sum of ?100,000,
are perfectly responsible, and will satisfy the-1
Go vorn men t.
The storm, fn Wisconsin laid waste
two hundred farm?.
. Flora Temple has been sold for $!/>,
000. .... '
tag* A person whou-fcas made the complete
tour of the watering- pTaet-s and- summa* re?
sorts informs tho stay-at-home public that
there is no danger of -having thc gout from
high living, at any of them.
A Cincinnati dispatch to Ike-Chicago
Timessays: The Hon. Georgo E. Pugh hes
received an intimation that the trial of Jeff
Davis will soon take place in a civil , court,
and he has commenced preparations for the
defense, which promises to eclipse, in crimi
nal proccerririgs, any defensa ever known in
this or tho old country.' Slr. Pugh WU joiu
Mr. O'Conor of New York in Wa?hingtcn in
a few days.
JEST The courts in Southwestern Missou- i
ri are steadily refusing'to take the oaths of
returned rebels in civil and criminal cases, in
accordance with th? new Constitution. . The
rebel sympathizers are in tribulation accor
dingly." " . . -
56f It was stated, at the temperance' con
vention at Saratoga- that the names of thir
teen hundred rich men's daughters, in New
York, are on the list of applicants for admis
sion to the Asylum for Inebriates at Bing
hampton, in that S late.
A wholesale dealer in metallic cof
fins iu New Orleans recently pent a lot to a
customer in Baton Rouge, one of which was
found to contain a body in a full army cap
tain's uniform. .
JC3T A Western paper intimates lliat the
Government is swindled at the rate of two
million dollars per week on 7.'kisky.
J?? A fellow known as " Old Jim Smith,'
who-had beena Ieade?in outrages-upon Un
ion men in Tennersee, was recently arrested
near Nashville. The Sheriff stepped aside
to give some curious persons an opporlunity
to look at the out law, and instantly several
bullets went buzzing through Old Jim Smith's
SQ?* Two young competitors for thc love .
of the fame girl at Fort Edward, N. Y., met
I the other ( vening, when one proposed to
drown their enmity in friendly drink. The
invitation was accepted, but there was poison
in the cup: and the poor girl finds one
lover dying and the. other waiting to be
fig?" Henry B. Jenkins, paying teller of
he Phoenix Bank, New York, bas been ar
rested on a charge of being ? defaulter to the '
amount of $250,000.
- ?-_?.?'
jgf W. S. W. Tingle, of Virginia, sentenc- 1
od by a miliiary commission ta Fort Mc-ifen- j
ry for life, on the charge of being a spy, has
had his sentenceu remitted, ami been restored
to liberty.
IST" We lenrn, s?ys thc Opelika Record
of the17th, that four of Mr. J. J. Dumas' ]
children were struck by lightning ou Mou- ?
day evening la.-?t,,aud two of them instantly
killed; the others it is believed will rc- j
JOT'A terrible affray oceurred at a bar
becue in Desoto county, Mississippi a few
day since. An attack was madeon ono James
C. Brown by ten DICH, which resulted in the
j deat h of Brown and u Miss Collins, and the
wounding of Brown's wife; a man named Mc
Clure, and one of tho attacking party,
??5* The losses by the late storm Jn five or
six'counlies of Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
: amount to at le:-*t |<5OO,09O.
AK AnvBiiTcitoTTs FtMAbn.-An evening J
or two since, a well-known gentleman and l?- !
dy, iu thia city, both single, made a wsgcr !
of $100 for the perfor mance of a specified act, i
j by the lady, to which the gent blahed- his j
j two' fifties- that she would not have tho cour- \
age to fulfil her promise. The wager was a? !
follows: ...
. " That on. Friday morning, August \ bo. j
\ tween" the hours of 10 and 12, the lady would
i go up to a strange gentleman, on Fourth, be- !
tween Main a?a Ludlow street J, abd kiss [
him, the said gentleman kissed to be a per
son who never chewed tob?cea*' - The bet
was a carious one,,but our heroinVdotermin
j ed to make-the effort to win, and "being uear
' ly related to an ex-congroasman, she felt that
I her ad venturous conduct would not, if dis
] covered and made, publie, be regarded as im
I pertinent or. indecent. ,.
j On Friday morning she dressed herself in
; ber,prettiwt, and leaving the fine stone resi
I dence bf h? r parent's she sauntered to the
; Fourth-street race course, where' ?100 was to
i be lost or won, and ar conque it "for boldness
j and female chivalry verified.- The nour of
j ten arrived-'and as the blushing maiden gaz
i od wistfully on tho Hps ot every male passer
[ by to-detect the tobacco ju ice,, its inevitable.
I result* on the teeth, she discovered, that her
! friends knowing tb,: secret, w.ero ia advantage
ous poritions, anxiously awaiting, the sequel
of her cool and intrepid action. Time flew
by, and the indications were .apparent that
the young lady niust bise. ' Still, nothing
daunted", she continued her" keen, searching
pursuit.' At a few minute-past elevnn o'clock,
a gray headed veteran, an old and highly re
spectable citizen,* walkipg westwardly. on
Fourth between Broadway and...Ludlow, was
suddenly -broughtup standing- by. the Jady,
who, throwing herai-ms around his neck, kiss
ed him fair!y*in the mouth.
The old gentleman was .complete!?* non
plussed, and while standing, all amazed and
nervously excited at the public rrdeal he had
just passed throughj fhe friend* came up and 1
asked, '* Do yon chew tobacco, Mr-- ?"
14 No, gentlemen; I never used tobacco of
anykind in all ?ary life." Tho gentlemen
then explained tbe-whys and wherefores of
this episode, or street rencontre,"and apolo
gized tu ihe ajjed citizen for the assault and
nattery which he rtadily accepted, with 'an
intimaDTD that the ausaplt might be repeal
er! with no f-oriobs ' rli'ect'rons. The two Wf
lies w*cre then paid over, and fhe-happy {larry
returned U? their' homes, highly delighted
with their morning's anif.>ement, We may
add thal the lady wry. gracefully tendered
the old gentleman coe of the fifty dollar billa,
which fc?* modestly declined,-' and added, " I
should be thc giver, Miss^not the receiver.''
The parties then made each Other's acquain
txnee, and separated.-Cincinnati Enquirer.
li ra/il--Emigration from the Sontli.
The New York Herald's "Rio Janeiro cor
respondent, writing on June (Ith, presouts us
with certain facts and opinions, on the im
portant subject of Brazilian emigration"
which wc commend to the large class at the
South, ?I; whose homes" (as the writer says,)
" have been broken up by the war, and who
Jiave yet saved a few thousands from the
wreck :" - . . ?.
What induces me to resume my correspon
dence is the having-noticed on the streets of
this city so many new faces of- the* unmista
kable American^type known, as " Tohnnies"
" away down South," Upon inquiry ? foubd
that they w ere but tho advance guard of the
exodus that is commencing from the South
ern States to this <^;nntry, and what Paris is'
to France, so Rio Janeiro is to Brazil, the
hub, as'it were,-of the whole country, and
headquarters of emigration.
For years past 1 have wondered that so
few Americans came'to Brazd, where can be
had all that is worta living for on this'earth.
A climate unequalled, a b<>ji unsurpassed for
fertility, a government than which ihero, is
none more free and liberal, a people more
policed-or hospitable, fruits more delicious ;
all these, and yet oilier blessing?, await the
emigrant as he steps on (he soil of Brazil.
. The line of steamers to the United States,
soon to comrheoce, will bring the two coun
tries Still nearer to each other, and make the
two people better known and appreciated one
by the other, and cannot tail to give a grand
and lucrative impetus to their mutual' com
mercial interests.
Those whom God ?tad joined together,''
I anticipate, will prefer to apend the honey
moon on R trip to Ibo '. land of the cocoa aud
tho palm,'' instead of ou the stale track of a
European tour. Invalids will seek in the-ge
nial clinics of Riazi the health ?enied them
in northern latitude*. Capital will find here
new investment-" per cont; American cuter
prise and invention ?will meet with hebb
Heids of conquest. The artist and tourist
will have realized their, .?reams of paradise
on earth-their eyes aud.taste gladdened by
the varied and gorgeous scenery of the tropics;
and planters and farmers will settle here, and
literally verify poor Tom Hood's graphic say
ing, K Tickle the gronng with a hoe, and'it
smiles with a harvest."
Thath irrepressible" can't wait for any
bedy-mast go ahead monster-the' ocean
steamer-is destined to work greater changes
in Brazil tn twelve months than could be ac
complished in a hundred years without it.
The climate and s8il are particularly adapt
ed to tho habits and crops of the Southern
States. From the Amazon on the north to the
Rio Grande on the south is a wide range of j
climate and every quality ol' coil. Sugar, j
cotton, tobacco, corn, rice, &c., give a rich |
return for a little labor; and though all oau>
not got fortunes, no one here need call him
self poor, so essy is it to gain a comfortable
Plauters whose homes have been broken
np by the war, und who have saved yet a
few thousands lrom the wreck-men of capi
tal who desire new fields for speculation and
investment-cab nowhere do as well as in
Brazil, especially if employed in agricultural
pursuits, as thesis give the snrest results, wit i
the least, chance* of failure or lass; and'it 1
will be a souice of gratification and enc?nr?
?lgement to this government when its soil
shall be dotted here and lhere wi'h planta
tions of cane, colton;' tobacco, ftc., cultivated
with the enerby ahd skill that mark the
North American wherever he may bo or in
whatever occupation engaged.
In connection with the article on Brazil,
which we publish above fiom'the New York
Herald's correspondent, the following extracts
from a -lotter to the Selma Messenger, written
by ? distinguished gentleman, formerly JJ. S.
Minister to Brazil, will be found interesting :
First-Brazil is, in my opinion, a most
suitable end desirable country for Southern i
raised people. Its government is a mild
monarchy, woll and evenlj- administered.
The richis of parsons and property are 'sa
Bredly respected, and when invaded, as speed
iiy vindicated a-i anywhere in the-world.
Second-The climate of many portions of
the empire is very fino-the thermometer
ranging from 80 to 59. Much of the country
is mountainous, aud the supply of water, is
verv Hue, fresh freestone.
Third-There are large tracts of unimprov
ed lands, much of which is vastly rich, and
penetrated by good, and in many cases, navi
gable, rivers.
Fourth-The country produces sugar, cot
ton, rice, tobacco, cotice, hide?, horns, tallow,
medicinal plants, and fine rosewood. The
province of Pernambuco raise? cotton, sugar
and rice. Bahia produces sugar and coffee.
Rio Janeiro the Cue woods, coffee and medi
cinal plants. The Rio Grande is the great
district for hides, horns, tallow, etc. Macy
of the minerals are foaud in the St. Paul's
province, wbero arc situated tbe diamond,
gold and silver miues. A railroad bas been
iionstnicted penetrating thc country from the
great city of Rio Janeiro to tho city of St.
Paul's, a distance of 150 td ITO miles. The
city of Rio Janeiro in I85? bad a population
of 500,000 ; St. Paul's, 80,00(1. Thc latter
has greatly increased in the last five years.
Fifth-I would prefer a settlement "on the
St. Francisco ri veri or iii thc province of St.
Paul's. Both are rich aud healthy countries,
and accessible. The ono is in tho interior,
the other'from seventy to eighty miles from
the coast. There are other very desirable'
districts which bold out strong inducements
for svttlement. There are large tracts ol very
flue landa'in Rio Janeiro, ci-itabie for cotton,
and especially for coffee, which is tho great
staple of the country, thc o m pi re having ex
ported as much as' 3,000,000 bags in a year.
Coffee is very easily raised. The third year
after it is planted it produces a fair yield, and
then progresses, increasing in proportion from
year to year. There are fair^rodueing trees
'fifty'years old. The neft^evenuo from each
hand was, when I left Rio^htneiro, coantod
at from four to six hundred dollars.
Sixth-Emigrant* should take with them
a supply of plain, strorg, light clothing, in
eluding boots,' bats and shoes to last them a
-year, al KO sonic furniture. .
Seventh-The Government grants four
hundred acres of land to actual settlers. Some
wheat and Iudian corn is raised in the coun
try. But ibo arrow-root, banana andorange,
yield fco abundantly that they furnish largo
supplies for food. Th, e arrow-root is an ad
mirable article for Use. The price of bepf
ranees from &ve,to sc**en cents per pound.
Eigth-The entire population \n 1856 was
about seven millions and a half; o'f these, four
millions .were free whites, three millions were
slaves, and five hundred thousand were fr?o
Ni otb-The writ of habeas corpus-trial
by jury, religious freedom of speech and ol
the prest?, are all guaranteed by the Constitu
tion, and practically prevail. Many of thc
peopla are highly educated, and in the pro
vince-of Rio Janeiro they have in full opera
tion a pure eyBtem of free schools.
S3f A Texas correspondent aaec rts thai
Kirby Smith a?d Magruder, who are goner
aMy supposed, to have made fortunes in cot
ton, are not worth a dime.
Tie Cholera in Egypt. -
The accompanying official dispatch 'o.tbe
Secretary of State from Mr Hale, Agent and
Consul General of the United States at Alex
andria, Egypt, gi?s a vivid picture of the
ravages of the cholera at that place
ALKXAK?KU, EGYPT, .July 7. ..jj
Son. JV. If, Sewaid, Secretory of State:
SIR:-J have. U&-honor to report that the
number of deaths from cholera iu Alexandr ia
according to t??e oficial reporta^per each day,
since my diepatcbJNo. 34, has been as lol
Jows: h
June ST, 211 ; Jone 28,209 ; June 29,1971
June ft),' 184: Jtfly 1/'195; July 2", 227;
July .1. 170: Julyli, 118; July 5, 132; July
?,ii2. ' . m
It, will bc observed that the' greatest mor
.tality occurred on the 2d. when the number
of deaths was 22S?butibal two days alter
ward tho number iras reduced to 1 l?-nearly
j one-half. This 'favorable change is duo to a
I strong north wind,;? which bas prevailed du
ring the week, and v;bicb, il is earnestly
boped, may continue. Moreover, the begin
ning of thc rise of the Nile has been reported
by telegraph from tic upper country; a fa
vorable effect is expected when tte wave shall
reach tho Delta, now in about twelve days,
by covering with water the low a-id stnguant
places. . , .
From the interior we continue to bear the
most distressing reports. At Cairo the mor
tality is 7cry great, as many as 457' deaths
having occurred in a single d.oy, while private
reports,' perhaps ; exag?rate!, estimate the
deaths at 1.2?0 daily. At Tanta, at Zagaxfg,
at Daytona, Rosella, and ojj/icr places, the
deaths are frightfully numerous. At ni sst of
these places tliere are no physicians, ?md the
sufferers receive no assistance.
it is estimated that mure than' 30,000 pfo
pie have loft Alexandria since the malady ap
peared on ihe lltii ultijiio. It is ascertained
that 18,000 pa-spoi'ta have beer: graulen ; i'f
it be assumed that ?n-average of two persons
travel uudet each" passport, the number of
depurLures bis been oli.UO?.
jt'or three weeks alter tho outbreak of tho
malady the American comnunity was happily
Spared, but il is my paitiiul duty to report
the death, yesterday morning, of Mr: A.' C.
Pangelal'i, a citizen of the United Slates by
naturalization. His father, I believe, was
one of the victims of the massacre at S'cio,
The orphan boy was brought to the United
States, and, I have beard that he was em
ployed in the Greek department at the Uni
versity press in Cambridge near Boston. After
several year's residence in America bc re
turned to the East, never forgetting, however,
his adopted nationality.
At Smyrna in the year LS-JO, bc published
a little book of lessons deigned lo facilitate
the study bf the English language by for.
?eigners. For at least" ten years past he has
been ar resident ot Alexandria, where his
mild manners and blameless character have
contrasted bim favorably with some others of
the same nativity wbu have sought to live
herc uudef the American flag. Dis age was
00. I fcbould mention that, it is said, by the
.physician, that the Jisea-o cf whicli he died
was congestion of the brain, not cholera : but
as I met bini in perfect health thirty-six
hours before ibo sudden illness Which in two
?lays more ended with bis death. 1 MU still
inclined to regard bira as one of the victims
of tue existing unhealthy stale of thc atmos
Tho present is the sixth time that Egypt
has been visited by-the cholera-renewing" m
destructiveness the mor tali ry hf ancient
pUgue. The first outbreak of the cholera
was in 1831, thc riest- ;u IMS, the third in
18-40, the fourth in lboO. the lifih in 1S55;
The period of exemption bas never exceeded
t?n years---the t^um between the proceeding
and the present vi^ijotion.
It will bc readiry'tinderslood that, in lime*
like tbes-e, no festivity was appropriate o?
the Fourth of July, but I may report that on
that day their Excellencies, Cheriff Pacha,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, nud Mourad Pa
cha. Governor of Alexandria-notwithstand
ing their severe dutiey au'd anxieties did not
fan to visit mc officially, and offered their
congratulations on the. happy recurrence of
our national anniversary and their beat wishes
for the prosperity ol' the Union.
But ore American vessel rcnuins in port,
and she clears to-morrow for England.
I have thc honor to be, sir. very respect
lully, your obedient servant.
CttA ni.ua I?AT.E.
P. S.-At the monicnl ol elosiug this dis
pnt'.-h; I received the sad tidings*ol the dt..-.<b.
at Cairo, ou the 5lh iusL, of tho wiie of tko
Kev. Gullen Lasing, American Missionary.
A lotter from Syria to the Christian Intel
ligencer, dated Juiy Sth, speaks of the chol
era in Alcxaudria as confined principally to
the pauper classes as follows:
In that city of three hundred thousand in
habitants, about two hunored die daily of]
this disease-principally among ike poor
wretches who so largely stock that city, and
who have no choice of home or food, but at
bes!, ure just able to support life, and find a
cellar or bole in which to live and sleep.
These, too,.are compelled to drink the water
ot the. Nile unfiltered," and which, owing to
the extreme, unusual lowness of the ri"*T has
been very muddy nnd wretched nf late^ooougk
to brood sickness from ifs miasma; even was
tuero nd necessity: to drink it in its filthy
state. The disease first showed itsoll in tho
region of Mecca, where it raged with awful
violence, and the pilgrims who returned alive
from thence to Alexandria, wero at once ad
mitted to the city against the protests of all
the foreign consul, but, the Government reP
piied": " The holy pi:grims f-bpuld never bo
quarantined," and the rosujt is Egyi is fill
ed with the plague.
the Springfield Republican, who ncoompar.les
Mr. Colfax in his, Western trip, wriics from
Utah tho following account of the Mormon
women :
How do tho Mormon women like and bear
polygamy ? ii> the question roost people ask
rs to the institution. The universal testimo
ny of nil but their husbands is that it is a
grievous sorrow and burden : only cheerfully
submitied to and^embraccd under a religious
fauaticism and solfabnegatiort rare, to behold
and pcBsible mi'y to women.N They are taught
to believe, and many of them do believe that
through and by it thoy secure a higher and
more glorious "reward in tho future world.
" Lord Jesus bas laid a heavy nial upon me:"
Raid one poor, sweet woman, "but I mean.lo
"bear it for his sake, ami for the. glory he will
grant me in bis kingdom." Thia is the com
mon wail, thp contraon solace. Such are thc
teachings of llie church ; and T"hnve nodoub)
both husbands and wives alike tiller, honestly
accept this view of the odious practice, anc
seek and submit to polygamy as really God*!
hely service, calculated to make saints o
.themselves and all asseciatul with them it
the future world. Still a goi>d dea-lof humai
nature is visib!e,;both among the men in em
bracing polygamy and in their wives in sub
mitting to it. ...
g?*" An dor has been issued to the el
feet that where a- loyal person's horse wa
taken during the wir, if he can prove bis loj
alty, be can get bis animal returned to bur
or if the animal is needed by the Govcrumen
be can get the value of ii.
: M A Tight Stjucezc.'*
Thc cu j Jen acquisition* of 'w?a'Ut?4 in'
Colton growing region in.the. Urited. ,?iu
in many instances by planters comment
with, very limited means, is almost min
hms. Patient, industrious, frugal, and ?
. denying, nearly the entire . amount of t
cotton crops is devoted to' the ?ncrea*
their active capital. The result'is, in a
years large estate's, HS if by magic, are a<
mulatfd. The fortunate proprietor* t
build lino bongos, and surround thenisel
with comforts and luxuries to which t
were strangers in their earlier -years of c
and toil.
No planter in all the .region round ah
him had started with, such slender mei
and had .been more successful. in speec
growing rich, than ?fohn Wooton. Ilav
arrived at a period in hiy 'affair's when
thought he could venture to indulge hittn
and family with a more elegant ?nd, ct
fortablc dwelling, be selected "a?J emiufenee
the middle of bis plantation, as the spot
which to erect bia splendid mansion, ???eve
years before ho, han left untouched th? nat
growth on this lull., indulging tittil i he hi
of one day displaying there his uichitectu
raste, liefere determining positively whet!
that elevated pint ot ground "should be t
site of his new seulement, he conclude 1
have :i well du^-obtaining \ntcr-b. i?'g i
dispensable to any further progress, c
Wiih this view, he put throe of bis peg
men-Ike, Jake, and Bea-to digging, -il
foi0 commencing, hov.iV r, ho procured t
I services of Moses Doggett, celebrated for r.
success in the usc of the divining rod.-Tl
"water wizard," as be was called, afr?r r
peated. trials with a hazi 1 switch, selected
spot very near a low partition fence rnnnii
through the centre of thc elevation, und c
vidiug two conterminous Heids." lits Uegrb
had gone some forty fcetm fc?arch 'cf watt
when an accident Lccurted whick frtlstrft't
Woolun-s plans and hopes, occasioned ll
;cutting down and destruction of ?li tho.-:c o
anti venerubl? oaks, and converted Hutt big
and buauiifui spot .. est spring into a sum
patch of new gro'.i..u.c:<iii{.
As tho negroes engaged ia digging the we
were- eyewitnesses lei so disastrous art eccu
renee, Ike shall desenli? il in Iii-? own way
"."ron FCC de "water kunger.' Masa Dogge
?um dat wid his forket-peach-tree twig, an
be hole 'pm in both band, and walk r.nd.w.l
round dar, till, binie-by, dal ting fall dowi
and pinte out de place wliar de water la
sboller. Dat waa rite by de back of dat 1er
fence. It mout lie de rite place for to du;
well, but miglity unlucky for de ole man, a
you see arter ? while, fi? druve up a stak
,darj and told us to dug away. Wc 'gin, o-i
to work under ground, two td drag up air
.wid basket and rope turn and turn about.
M When we did got dat well 'bout Eprtj foo
into de grouud, and had went to dinner, on
day, de ole man he walk up dar to see hov
we was coming 'long wid desperation. Whei
he arrove dar he Wt down de empty basket
set clown on side of de well, luck bold on di
rope, put be toot in do step w*e dig iti di
sides, and did itfsnt down: Now. you knov
he low/nan, and mighty big, 1 didn't though
he retch dem' HVeps, bin iegii so sn..rt ; but h<
didi When fce a*8 do^n dur. Jonking'fd:
wet yeth, he du^.', which ioJlow him out li-ir
tuck arter de sheep in todd-?r Held hen
de whole mulgas ernie ri. ping, tarriug, aik
jump ober dat fe.uee rite by dat well. Fa-1
teing da*ol? -lan know, i.e.u went big rum
down dat. wo.len em ? Sheep.*, you know*, i
uiigbty big fools; whar une do?n jump, al
fullera, and dar j^s crov.d?*d OH 'e*t ??own "dal
forty head ! V??? m t to ?.nede finds ; as e
de well wan't deep nnfT; eRrj OP? jiimp 'bCrr.l
five fool nigh '.'or. lie leff downward 1
" I ucber bear sich none under de yeth ar
dat old maa make 'ivre, fie bullen d. ' Dr.w
incl draw Aie.!' Wested ,de Mu.ep running
in as we wai? coming buck fruin dinner, bul
did'nl know tim ulr man was in chu- tiil wu
beam'him.boiler, lien ve tutti but, bles*
God! 'twas too late. Da but ahcep was [rf.
and de dog wus ripping, barking, shirring
'bout dar, look lik.? lie -wine to jump in he
aelf-thought be duu h g things, treeing dc
old man and de sheep! I gin him a FO.;k
dologer .on head wid rod. : am] when he
come to, he 1.-IT, woa-er hurt dan anything
come ou ten. da;, well dat day!
" We Hick hold dat windlass, and try to
drug np de whole coriflutement ; couldn't
budge 'cm; steam ingine gwiue to stall wid
dat. pile ! Alldem sheep lay Ri ill. and say
Doffing'; but de ole mun be make noise down
d?r like bul-frog wid bad cold." Ef he want
crowded, dis nigger iroittd'iit Bay *o.| Jake,
he did l'un d wn, and dm cut de rope 'bovo
deni sheep, which we Vplice it, and ?len wc
did work hard to 'lleve sb?rp, ole man and
ail. Dem sheep, whru dc wa* pulled out,
was bigger tool dan eher ?ley know" mit which
Way to go ; cory uiie gu be own way; no two
did wemt together; cfo hil did fail out wid
ono anndder, Mid 'salved de gang. Dar was
twenty-seven sheen OP de ole mun, uiid-tbir?
teen underneath 'wu ! Ile dun his best lo
keep on top, but didn't, gel quite to de middle
of de excitement !
" When w-j di i got de ole man ?ut he lo'.k
wuss for ware; hu smell like whole gang of
.sheep-was ni ghtly ^kint ail ob.?r be lace and
band. He didn't have bre'ff null'to talk mtu-h:
he jiat say, 'Full up dat w*>Hy and go to pick
ing out cotton.' Now we uni thought d? ole
man's bead bann wooL-gedderiitg, and dat- be
bus he mind, so we d'g on dat evening. Next
mornin' we did went back to .dug iu dat well
'gin : but soon de ole man cum out d^r iu rd g
burry. When be cum in 'bout t wenty foot of
dat well he Mop quicksand* look round to see
cf sheep waa about. He fay, * You black
scamps, didn'l ? tell you tr? lull up dat w<-ll '?
j Fuil her up : rani dirt all ba< k in h>*r hard";
plant tirinidy grass "Vor her ; never want to
ste dat place n? more !:' - ? .
" Wo dun so aud leif. Do ole niau send alt
dem sheep elf: he got he gorge of mutton ;
full up di* well nt dtrhott-e, ami drink no well
water sense. He found ?pring down de branch
buiid he new hou?e down dar c.|.>se byi have
i little new ground up Ph dat bill next y.?ar.
j Dc ole man, do say, dan Ich' it. in his will hg
! muat not be butted under de grimm',, t tell
I you what, if de du, and sheep cum gmz;ng
\ about) dar, be gw-ine lo leff d it piac-;. Now
; dey. say de ?levi I punish "man in di- bad world
? wid fire and brimstone. I don't knows > will
I 'bout dat ; but sure as yon are b?ru, ef ?ber
j he git de ole mau, he gwine put him fu deep
! well, and set sheep bronzing 'boul dar, aud
j put c?r dog arter ^m !"
A PCI.L STor.-An innoc?nt old lady,wbc
never before had '" rid on a. railroad,'' was J
passenger on one of tho Vermont railnmdt
at the timeot a recent collision, when i\ freight
? train collided with a passenger train, '.mash
j ing ope of ihe cars, killing several of thc
I passengers, and upietting thingit gcnenlly
j As soou .os he ?o'uld reepvor nfs seattcrec
I senses thc conductor .wnt In search' oPthi
. venerable daine, who.m ho found .-minn soli
< j tary and alone tn the car (the other, passen
-1 gets having sought ierra firma)) with a; verj
[ ? placid expression of coiinteriimcc, not*ith
, I Etandihg'eho had made a complete ssmersaul
f ! over thc sent in front, timi her b'iiidbox ant
1 bundle bad geno unceremoniously down- th
j passage way.
"Are you hurt?" asked the. oendnctoi
" Hurt ! why ?" saM^thc ol 1 lady.
" We have just been run4uto by a freigh
t t uinl Two of tbc passengers have been kill
ed, and several others EBv?roly injured;*'
" La, mc ; I didn't know but that was th
? i way you always stopped."
I, gar Tho Mayor of Mobile who ref?s?S t
lj take colored testi ncny.l as been deposed an
' another m in will be p?> in bisIjiiaoev .?
Great Attraction !
" X > ~ * o' ",\ <
THE Subscribers have jujgt. received Jk,PINE
STOCK of GOODS, coosfcrTmg'bf -*:
' PER, GINGEE, STANCH, SODA*. '5 -" / .
And tn fact, ?rory article that ia to ba -hail in a. - vi
We^Funrished Family GfcW]&ty.\ ^
We also bave ir. Stare a fine collection of Men
and Boys' HATS, Ready-made DRAWERS,. *c. v ^
Also, an excellent assortment oLSHGBS?. .. m
Those fand of Ibis excellent beverage irflt'flsf-.
a goo.I article at our Store. *; . ***** .
We vr?f? b>".C''Ostar'tly receiving addition* to
t.lio abovo'mentioned Articles,, nod will endeavor I
to please all who favor us with a r.\U. t 'i?
OSTJhe highest market prhje will ho paid fer
a|i kinds of COUNTRY PRODUCE.*' " :*".
i j s t'ndor Masonic Hall. .
Aug 23.. r .3t - . ,aV ?
ATKINSON & Ml?tff, '
A*ND u . - ? fi -. -*...
aorars sjaisrifiE & Cfi Ai?? s,,?1
pi'llivin's old stand,, (opposifo Post-Offlcer) -
EdgcfieM, S. C.^ ? . ; '
And 141 BroaTfcfoe't, (Front Monument,')
Augusta, iialf. '". '
KEEP constanjly on bani..FAMILY-S?J?? ' i
- We also receiue FROD?CE.jiu .J?A.rlTER- vj. 7 . .3
the highest' inarki-1 pri?e. * '??-,' '
-'ATXI'MSOft'Jk SffKWTf ^
,\3-? a . . >?*' ~: :S?J '
_\-.. .-. ../'.iii--"..I': .*-*n
THE Subscribers b?g;lnav* to mf?rm flic C'K\
ze?s of "Bellefield and tue comm unity'ge"n?
r-tny, that tbev'hiro opened a NEW BtfSiNRSS i
liOCSE, attbeAld staudof M.Lebeactrultz,-next
iloor to Mr., AV'. F.'Butler's, ami diroctly j&ppoi'ue .
tho Park ?ri this plaqe. ,
Tb'-y are now receiving, and have in Store, a
For Lillie?, G en demon and Children,
*Ac, ic:, tc. " -
. ? - .
An,l in fact, a little of EVERYTHING-"that \* / :
necessary and suited to the tiO9"). Their motto;
is that they will sell
-The public uro respectfully invited toofi?l au'i
examine our Stool- thernpelves.
Au? 3 31 . -St . '
Professional Notice,
ESSES. BACON A BUTLER will praeCc^ - i
in tho Courts of Law and Equity iu this ?c3
Old Office of M. C. Buller and Carroll A Bac?n. .
' * J OHE E. BACON, '
May 23, . . Sax ? " . 22 - *
T. H. ( I,ARK""
* ?. - . * <-< .-?
A T T O BM3? A T 1. A-OT, ? ?
? i'KD . ;: ?*w!5
?v F A GIS T It A T .
, i'flioo, over B. 0. Bryan's Store.
Aug 3 am' 32
J. E. Muse,
RESPECTFULLY inform.? theoitizens of Edtfe
fiebi District, th.lt he has resumed the prae
tito of his profession, and solicits a liberal p?t?--*' ;
ronngc.-For tho present, to can be f.un*- at "J
Capt, Eugono Brrct's; 5 milcf Bast of Ed gefiel d .
CH. He will practico either for castor provj
sions. All calls promptly attended to pal] opera
twins guarantied.
Au 23 2t 34'
THE Undersigned will,.when requested, rii-it
plan nit ion a throtighout the District,wa?d do -
BLACKSMITH WORK oL:every?jwotiption, at
modorate prices. Order's addressed to -, him at,-.,
Ecf]fefj?ld C. H., will roceive immediate attentiou. J
. G. is. MCNEILL. V.
. AugS ( tf .3? ' .
We have beou aulhorir.ed. by Hm FrUnthk..,
of Capt.. H. BQULWARE to announco bun a
Candidato fur Shetift' of EogoOeldl District at the .
next clrotkm. ? '. . v ?
Ayr 12 . . y . _ . le* .itt -. .
For Tax Collector.^
The Many Friends pf D. A. J. BELL^ Esq./
ros poe t fully nominate him as a Candidate for
Tax Collector at the noxt election. ; jp -,. .
Oct IS ._'_ - te -_43_
Eor'Tax Collector. '
ToE-many Friends n t Capt:-JA?lE6 MITCHA" -
ELL rdnpeetfully nominato ?him'-as a ?an^idan?^i;
fur TAX COLLECTOR at tho next elofHon.
Deo fi. _ te1? ' "* St) ;
Notice.-/'/ ; .
ALt persons indebted to the 3??t?(? d?Ttoberlt ' *!'
'J. Delphi late of EdgeCe?d -Dlstriut'dfeeaaedi 1
are"requ?sUd to come -orward an d -"raak otp ar
men t ; H nd * those having clem ands -against ' sai? : ?
l'?<tii;e will present thom ip dun time, and-preper? .
ly authenticated. . . . - A -.;>.,:
A. J. PELLETIER, Adrn'r. '
^ Oct is ry_ ^
Barter I Barter! . -
THE GmnitevHto- Mfludfacturltg Company .
will continue to Dorter Ctotli tor 'COTT?N, *
giving Augusta prices for pr?duee> aaii<fvn*>ML?l;
rag Cioth-at wholesale rates. ,
("runitevillB, April _S . ,r {
irgiHE underatgned rorpoetfnlly inferm? the-*5H
i sens of Edg'fleld thal hi will CAREFUL!*;
at fair pri?es, ?td warranted* . -t v i- .> ..?St.- .
Brlok OfBce, corner of Mr. |^AW||^y :
t ,t? N??i?ty-S?t,
HAOK^ f-ro?i N?NKTY-S?i lo AUGUSTA,,
will leave Augusta on- Tuesdays, TJbursdaya at?
Saturdays, aqd lilnoty-Six the.samo dayaV . '
F?r further partloalar?, apply at Augusta H^
tat, Lovy"s Hotel la Hamberg, ak the Store of M.
LoboschulU &?Cu., "Edgefiold C. H., and to Mr.
PrimVCisocfK. R. /.?eut at Ninety-Six.
* i O. N. BUTLER ? CO.
Aug 25j . " ' , tf_ 34 *
For Rent ?*f^fc
TO RENT from thc first of October for twelv?
months or longer, a D?rjOH'PPUC-'EiaSa
DENCE it? the-raburlis of BrtgefieW Volage.
The Lot contains Thirty (30) Atr*o?? oaw^r<in?

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