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Thc ADVERTISER is published regularly
every WEDNESDAY Monsisf:, nt THREE DOL
LARS per annum ; ONE DOLLAR and FIFTY
CENTS for Taree Month*,-alway* IN adcancr.
All papora discontinued at the expiration
of tho timo foa which they have been paid.
Advertisement* will he inserted at the rato of
(ll) Mini.m linns or ?e's,) for tho first insertion,
and ONE DOLLAR for each subsequent insertion.
SPQ" A liberal discount will be made to these
wishing to advertise by rho year.
Announcing Candidates $?,0?, in advance.
Registration iu Christ Church.
Tho following account has been fur: ish'd
the Charleston Mercury of a recent occurrence
in Christ. Church Parish, lt is written by a
responsible citizen in whose statements con
fidence maj p~operly be placed :
Mr. Samuel Fioscr hating the supervision
and charge of a plantation and a number o?
negroe**, informed, the men that they must
writ unid Saluiday to register lheir names.
Th? registration began ou .Monday and wa>
'. p continue through tho week. Some of th
ia /M left thc plantation on Monday (the first
day "1 the registration^ and returned la'e
lLat evening without registering. Mr. Fras-r
then tedd them that "if they left aeain bo
fore S ::u:diy, they need n->t return.-' An
altercation ensued, in * which tho negroes set
up thc right to be absent fruin th-; place fas
long as the registration lasted" ' without ar. ,
liability lo fi*>e nrdeduction of wages fur vL<
lost lin.e. Mr. Pras'er, on the other hand,
gave them to understand that hhs duty to his
employer rc juired him to make a deduction
for their absence on Monday and for any oth
er day, except the day allowed the n tor the
purpose of registering- Having absented them
?elves on .Munday th ?y failed to rcceivu their
rations when the other lab o re ns got theirs.;
and having expressed their determination t<
leave again oh Tuesday and for e very day of
the week, Mr. Fraser refused to give thom
the rations for that week. They then left
fjr the registratiou precinct. Arriving then?,
they mady complaint to the two registrars,
Mr. Smith (white) and Aaron Logan (black)
that Mr. Frace? hud forbidden their comin<j
to register, and threatened to turn th- m oil
if they left the plantation. Aaron demanded
that Framer should be arrested. All thc ne
groes pr?sent (about one hundred and fifty)
clamored fur thc arrest. Mr. Smith auvised
against it; saying there w^re no affidavits, ot
the facts, and a tore statement was not suffi
cient. Besides, it was late in thc afternoon,
ar.d before Mr. Fraser could be arrested (he
? lived four miles off) and brought tu them,
and then sent to Charleston (filteren miles far
ther), it would be midnight. Ile expresser
a doubt, too, as to his right to arrest a man
who lived four miles from.the precinct, on n
charge of attempting to prevent the atten
dance of the very men wh ) wen- then present,
and who had beat lhere unmolested, the ichoL
of ike precious day. Ile refund to sign th<
warrant, at least until he could think the
matter over. But Aaron would not be de
layed a moment. He grew furious-threat
cned his white coiiea^uc-swore he would
take the responsibility on himself, nu i there
upon scrawled off a sort of maudite u lo bring
Sam. Fraser before him to be dealt with.'
?c., ?;c. Thc negroes, inspired by Aaron's
resolution, howled for vengeance on Fraser.
Aa:on called for volunteers "to arrest th*
villain." A hundred voices cried out, "Th
go," u Gib me dc wnrrum." Aaron picked
out a dozen men arme:!* with guns and mus
leets (aboutthirty present had these weapons)
and commanded them to " bring the villi-in
before Lim," u VU show the white scoundrel
how he dare to line you for coming here/'
Atc., ?c. Tho negroes took thc paper and
proceeded to thc house of Mr. Fraser. They
found him lying down on a bench. The;,
rushed up to him, cocked their guns: leveled
them at him and cried out, "I arress you,"
" wc come to fetch you, dead or alive, to Mr.
Logan." They commanded him to go with
them. He mounted his horse, and, guarded
ou all sides by the negroes, was conducted
into the august presence of tlrj dusky dig
In thc meantime, however, Mr. Smith (a
Northern gentleman) the co registrar of Aaron,
finding that no more business could be done
that d.iy, had undertaken, in his capacity ol'
Chairman of the Board, to adjourn thc regis
tration tur the day. He, therefore, declared
the books closed, and proceeded to gather up
the looks. Aaron claimed that he had at
m ich right to the possession of them n* he.
Mr. Smith, had. This was not conceded. On
the contrary, Mr. Smith informed bim thai
the books were put in his charge and he in
tended to keep them. Thereupon Aa: on said
he " must have some nf ihem.n " You have
no right to take all." And the negroes
around cried cut. '. Yas, flat's so," " don't
ge um all," " ti ck some/' " tock some." Mr.
Smith, however, was firm. So he went away
with the books, a wi<er man his one day'.?
expel ici-.ce of lue negro character.
A little before sunset, Mr. Fraser, with I In
armed escort, vras brought before :he Bable
Aaron. The negro laborer who had made the
complaint was told by Aaron to make bi
statemcut agah. He did so. Another ne
gro was then i.-alled up to corroborate that
pratcmcnt. Ul fortunately and most unwit
tingly, he let cut that Mr. Fraser had tedd
them that " thsy could go and reyislcr on
Saturday,* but that the "conditio i of the
crop did not admit of their absence more
than one day ;'? and that "work they were
engaged in could not be delayed and they
must therefore " put oil" registering till Sat
The two negroes having given their state
ment, Mr. Fraser asked if Le u could say a
few words." This request was flattering to
A-iron. It was a clear acknowledgment from
a white man that a negro had, for the time
being, power and authority over him. Leave
was, therefore, graciously granted him. Ile
began by calling attention to tho. fact, thar
what the first nigger said was not supported
by what the other nigger said ; and he was
about to weigh the two in the scales of truth
and justice and show which should bc be
lieved, when Justice Aaron, who had it all
his ov.-n way, (there not. being one white man
present to help Fraser.) declared the audi
e-nce at an end, and announced his determina
lion '. to take the fellow (Frauor) to Charles
ton any how ;" and " he didn't want to hear
' nuliin furrer' from him no how ;'' and "he
may jest as well shet up at once/' ?fcc. TLis
announcement was hailed with rapturous ap
plause by tho assembled crowd. To make
all matters sure, however, and to make thc
most of the cxp.oit of capturing Fraser, as
well as tb enjoy the satisfaction of subjecting
one white man, though, for a few hours onlv,
tu negro control ; of making him, bv order
and at the p;ril of his life, halt or advance.;
go this way r?r that way ; go faster or slower ;
sit or rise; be silent or speak, ?fcc, ?.to. ; ali
in accordance with a negro's will, this fellow
Aaron determined to go in person with the
guard which he had appointed to take Mr.
Fraser to Charleston. Ho could not forego
the pleasure of harrowing him with taunts
and threats, through the dark hours of the
night, and showing him at all the negro hu?s
on thc wayside, as a specimen of negro as
cendancy over the white man.
Eight armed negroes are selected by Aaron ,
as the guard. Mr. Fraser is put in their ,
.charge. Aaron- mounts his burse. Mr. Fra- ?
ocr attempt? to mount his. Aaron orders |
him to dismount and walk. The whole pack j
yelj out, " Git o;f dat boas you dam white I
debbie you." He is forced tc dismount. Aaron I
alone rides ; ail the others walk. Mr. Fraser 1
is then inarched by this guard, headed by i
Aaron, through swamp and jungle, bramble t
and bush, by thc most indirect, blind and j
circuitous pathways, in tho direction of Char- i
lenton. The reason for taking these by-cuts i
?nd blind paths is soon made apparent. It t
yras not, as Mr. Fraser apprehended from i j
their curses and threats, to "finish bim ?D an
out-oftbe-way place and leave him there to
rot." These various divorcees from any
thing like a frequented pathway, wa3 to bring
bim to tho numerous negro quarters, which,
within distances varying from a hundred
yards to a half mile, were stretched on either
side ol' tho main road which led to the city.
At each of these negro quarters, Aaron com
manded a bait. The negroes were aroused
from their sleep ; light* were ordered and
the negroes assemble. Then Aaron paraded
M>. Fraser before them, and proceeded to ex
plain " who was tbc white villain be had in
custody :-how he had ordered his arrest and
what be intcuded to do witb him," &c. &c
This outrage was repeated all along the route
to the city, which was not reached till three
o'clock next morning.
Arriving in Charleston, Aaron and his guard
delivered Mr. Fraser to the military stationed
at the Citadel. At 9 or 10 o'clock that day.
Mr. Fraser was called before the officer in
command, and was informed that be had been
illegally arrested, and was discharged. What
puntabment Aaron and his fellow brutes are
to receive remains to be seen. It is gratify
ing to know that Aaron is under arrest by
order of the military. Our citizens apprized
of the occurrences above narrated, should
regard them as ' the beginning of the end,"
aud prepare accordingly. D.
Scenes at Antietam.
The attendance at the dedication of the Na
tional Cemetery at Antietam is estimated at
f-ur teen thousand. Th* Governors of New
York, Nsw Jer-ey. Pennsylvania, Maine,
West Virginia and Maryland wrre present.
Ex-Governor Bradford was orator of the day.
The oration concludes: Come peril to the
Constitution whence it may, lrom States
Rights or Consolidation, let mn on this anni
versary cf i's adoption, in lbe name of thc
men v.vo made it, by<he memory of the men
who have died for it, upon this spot where
blood has been so profusely shed in its behalf,
appeal to you to protect, preserve and de
fend it."
J.ijL west of :iic maia sta;;d and within thc
cemetery enclosure, i> a limestone rock, some
.-ix feet long by two or three ?eft high, known
far and wide throughout Washington county-,
as Le rs rock, frorn the fact, it i> said, that
Gen. Lee stood thereon during the fiercest
li?ht at Antietam,-directing ibo rperauons of
tue Confederate anny. During tb? day pur
ties ot curiosity-hunters wr-re busily er.gage'i
iu chipping pieces of t!i2 rock as relics.
McClellan's position dubing the fight was
painted cat near a red farm house, in a pbsi'
?ion a little less commanding than that occu
pied by Gen. Lee.
The" following illustrates the harmony oi
the ceremonies :
The loud call for Governor Geary, nf Penn
sylvania, on thc conclusion of the address of
, -x-Govcrnor B;adford, showed that many
Pennsylvanians were present, and that there,
was an undercurrent of ill feeling on some
slight, real or fancied, to their Governor, in
his nama not appearing in the programme.
Thc outcry for Governoi Geary, for the time
being, overpowered thc calls lor the President,
and prevented a word of tue reading ol the
poem from being heard. The brass band es
sayed to perform a piece with as little effect,
and. finally, after a hurried consultation on
the stand, Governor Geary was induced to
present himself and a?k that the programme
should bc gone through with without toter
rup:io!.. When be subsequently spoke after
the proceedings were ended, be showed con
siderable feeling.
The President and members of the Cabinet
left the t?tand while Gov. Geary was speaking
in older to proceed lo Recdysville to lake the
train, and this proceeding was taken Ly some
of thc'friends of the Governor a j au iuten
,tiona! slight.
Governor Gean' thus opened bis speech :
( Fc'.low-cilizens-After all you have beard
to-day, I had supposed you would want noth
ing ?nore. The programme opened and con
cluded with pt.i3*er ; those who have waited
must come iii at the last hour, but, my friends,
we still have a place in the beans of the peo
plc- (applause). Wheo yon come to Pennsyl
vania wc let ever} body speak-wc want to
hear. Thanks to Almighty God for His pre
servation and care ol' the country, we have
no crag-(applause)-we have no programmes
for thc purpose-(nenewed applause)-we
have no gag oa our programmes.
The ."ttilitary Stay Law.
The Greenville Mountaineer is in favour of
continuing tho Military ?tay law (General
Orders No. 10) in force, as far as it applies to
the State Coum. It says :
We sec our worthy cotemporary of the
Charleston Courier, is inclined to rejoice in
thc hope of removing Stay orders, arl con
sequently of opening the floodgates of sheriff
sales in the present borrible depression in fi
nancial matters. Does thc Courier also sec
with satisfaction thc probable restoration of
arrest and imprisonment for debt? Is now
the time to tutu lbe sharp edges of the kw
upon the unfortunate debtors of South Carob
na, and to deprive them utterly of that
.' mercy in their woe," that almost only mer
cy from rules which the order of General
Sickles bas afforded? Shall we unchain and
?et loose the demons of covetousness and shy
lockism for a season u^on the down-trodden
population ol South Carolina, and remand
them.back to arrest and imprisonment for the
misfortune of debt, and yet complain cf Rad
ical government. We maintain that thc un
staffed operation and enforcement of the old
debtor and creditor laws ol South Carolina
at this tiuie, would Lc a most merciless and
oppressive thing; in it? immediate effects
more ruinous to the country than Stevens1
ni ild Confiscation.
It is a little strange that there is mary
men anxious to have sheriff sales operating
in al! casj->s, under nil circumstances, utterly
opposed to any relief laws or order, whilst
they are crying out against confiscation and
disfranchisement. They would instantly pau
perize (bc great majority of the Slate, and
transfer their land to strangers for a misera
Lie trifle of costs, or little more than cosis ol
the executions, for debts for the negtoes ibat
the State and the United States have taken
av?.y fi-om the purchasers, and call it justice
and good government. TL-eir idea of good
government is first to so gt.vern as to rob
men of tue consideration upon which their
debts are founded, negroes, bank p iper, bank
stocks, railroad stocks, tte, ?fcc., and then, if
he bas a little land left, to take that away for
almost literally nothing, and wind up by im
prisoning the debtor. If tho debtor bas a
wife who ha? inherited a little property or a
farm, our merciless Soulb Can.lina law drives
her from thar, and will leave ber andkerchil
dren to stat ve for the misfortunes of ber hus
band, perhaps to pay a security debt or per
chance a debt for an emancipated negro.
Such abominations we trust will be abrO";;ted
soon forever in this State.
-A tract of land, owned by Joseph Jones,
of Warren county, North Carolina, which
cost forty thousand dollars before the war,
was 'sold for five thousand >ix hundred dollars
by thc United Stales Marshal, last week, in j *
the above named county. It is situated near |
Shocco Springs. Mr. Jones was indebted to ? t
Northern men, and they have pounced upon
him, :ir,d forced the sale of his valuable prop
erty for a mere song. Mr. Peter Davis was
the purchaser. We learn these facts from a
gentleman just returned from Warrcnton.
The removal of General Sickles is likely to
prove anything but a blessing to those citi
/. ins of our sister Slate, who are so tmfortu
?ateas to bc in debt.-Tobacco Plant.
From New Orleans.
NEW CI:LEANS, September 21.
Tbe interments from yellow fever io -ix
o'clock this morning were GI. The Picayune,
o? to day, says the l\ vur has a wider spread,
ind tho number of eases greater than duri::g
the epidemic of \6?> 1. but owing to the milder
type of the disease lbe mortality is compara
.ively small.
FFIEEDMAN KILLED.-We learn, without j
?eaiing thc particulars, that a yoting Ireed- j
nan, bearing the name of George Dial, was
?bot and killed, in bisownyurd, near Clinton,
n this District, on Tuesday night last, by
mother freedman, one Bob Young, the same
vbo made the radical, inflammatory harangue j i1
o the froedmeu hero on Saturday last.- j 0
iaureasvillo Herald. j <:i
Our Club Rates.
Wo aro now furnishing tho ADVEUTISKR to
Clubs nt the following very low rates:
Two Copies ono Year, $5.50.
Five Copio3 ono Year,'- 12 50.
Ten Copies one Year, 22.50.
Twenty Copies ono Year, 40.00.
No Clubs roceived for a loss period than ono
year,-and in all cases thc Cash will be required
in advance. The names of the entire Club must
bo sent at one timo.
Fanerai Notice.
REV. D. B. CLAYTON, Universalist, will preach
tho funeral of Mrs. M i nc AH UT TEAGUE, dee'd.,
at the house of Dr. A. G. TEAGUE, in this Vil
lage, next Sunday, tho 29th inst., at lol o'clock,
A. M. Thc friends, relations, and public gene
rally are invited to attend.
Death of Another Old Citizen.
B. S. Conni;ns, Esq.,-a good and universally
respected man. Ile deported this life, during thc
course of the past week, at h'm hume near Stevens'
Thc Latest News.
Wo are indebted to Mr. STABLING TURNER, of
Augusta, for a CouttitvtionaliutoT Tuesday Morn
ing, from wbich.wo extract several items in our
" La'cst News" column.
Mr. TURNER informs us that he will havo for
sale at ibis plano on Monday, the 7th October, a
few first class Saddle and Harness Hor.-es, just
brought oat from Kentucky. Lovers of fine horses
will do well to bo present.
Mr. MCKENXA, Chairman of thc B.mrd of Reg
istrars for tho 9th R-gimect, informs us that the
Ut?! Registration in that Regiment pill be'about
000 whi'cs, and 1000 negroes. Tho books will
close at Pleasant Lane, on Wednesday and Thurs
day, tho 25!h nnd 2Gih.
Mr. B. M. LAMAR, one of the Registrars for
tho 10th Regiment, has authorized us to announce
that the Books for tho 10th Regiment will remain
open at Ricbardsonrilio from Tuesday tho 24th,
until Saturday the 2Sth, after srhieh time regis
tration will ciose in that Regiment.
Order No. IO Not Yet Interfered With.
Wo moan as regards its application to the pro
cess of thu State Courts. Since tho President
pronounced it null as regards tho process of thc
United Stotel Courts, our pcoplo, as a general
thing, have been in dread lest the wise and hu
mane Stay Law proclaimed by Gcnl. SICKLES
should bo entirely upset. We arc happy to say
that as yet wo hear nothing and read nothing that
would indicate any intention on the part of Gcnl.
CANBV to intcrfero with this Stay Law. That it
should, of wisdom and humanity, remain in force
requires uo words to provo.
F.i!gcfichi Without a Sherill'.
Edgefield is without a Sheriff. As is well
kuown, Wu. SPIRES, Esq., the incumbent of three
years past, resigned some months ago. As yet
thc Military authorities have appointed no ono in
his place. Edgefield is a very large District, but
".e arc happy to say that there <?ra extremely few
men in it who could-and still fewer who would
-perform the solemn rito of swallowing the iron
clad oath. Of the aborigines, mviic .'
Saturday last was Rcturu Day preceding the
F'ill Term of the Court of Common Pleas and
General Sessions for Edgefield District. There
being no Sheriff, of courre no writs were is.-ucd
or served. This Court will sit on Monday tho 7th
proximo. Judge ALDRirn of Bnrnwoll will pre
side. Wc take it.for granted but little will
bo done; and foor that thc upshot of this sheriff
Ices and rudderless condition will ho the forcing
of every body into tho Military or Provost Court.
A New Paper in Columbia.
"The Chronicle Publishing Company" of Co
lum'nia sent forth to the public during the past
week, the fir?' number of " The Daily Chronicle."
It is a very neat end well-arranged fheer, and, in
every' respect, promises well. Tho salutatory
says: "Wo havo no political aim or ambition,
and shall endeavor to observe a strict neutrality
In all party matters, yet bo conscientiously atten
tive to tho interests of the State. To make a good
newspaper is tho object of our labor, and to th is
end thc co-operation of the public is earnestly
Terms-in advance. Ono year-$S.00. Six
months-$4.00. Three months-?2.00. Tho Daily
Chronicle has our best wishes.
" Bc Ye Also Ready, Por Ye Know
The following kind and humorous letter, which
equally pleased Bui amused us, wc give to our
readers.. Also the solemn warning contained in
tho caption. And we beg them te remember that
if tb? niters ire low with them, with us they arc
entirely driod up-leaving nothing but summer's
dust. The first result of the " icruliraititory
search " was ten tcn-ccU shinplastcrs; but the
.' raise" spoken of in tho postcript brought forth
the wholo ewful Throe Dollars. Nothing like
trying-especially with ? gcod intention! We
commend this proceeding asa sublime example
WOODLAWN, S. C., Sept 19, 1SG7.
MR. EDITOR : Last week I received a paper of
thc Advertiser persuasion with " timo out" writ
ten just above my name. This multum-in-pnrvo
message carno in a drcad.'ul unlucky time; anti
iC-.ve ri?e lo tho rcfl.clion that one's time fre
quently rues out (a- well nt the newspaper office
as elsewhc ) before he is aware of it, or before
hcisroady to receive the awful announcement.
"Bo yo also ready, <or yo know not,"-would
haxe saved mo much anxiety in this present di
lemma, as it bas doubtless done for many other
unprepared enos on much gravor occasions, if
only heeded in duo season. But how, MR. EIJI
Ton, can any man, however prudent, bo always
ready ia thefo evil days, when the waters aro low,
Ac. Yon h ive ibo idea.
The fact is, Greenbacks are scarce-very ! ! I
When thia "limo out" was rightly interpreted a
''scru'imititcry" search was made doep down into
the arcana of our receptacle for such trash, to do
termine how handsomely we might respond ; and
licre, my friend, is the result ! take it, and may it
provo a blessing-in a small way ! I know it will
nat keep thc thiog going half a year, but per
haps it will keep up tho Darno until a " raise" is
nade, and whon that " raise" is made, wont your
mbscriber rejoice, nnd shan't you, Mr. Editor,
ilso, rejoice? Yes, Sir!
The Adeertiter is a ?trie-tyiiH-non in ovory well
'emulated Edgefield homo ; wbich moans, when
rccly rendered, that there is no getting along
without it. ;-freer still, that it is an ubjoluto in
But I am off thc subject : Inclosed I sond you
liceo National currencies which, when properly
istimitcd, amount to ten in number, and are de
igned for thc Adverti-er-wy Adcertiier-as far
LS they will go.
Very truly and hopefully,
Your subscriber,
TH OS. J. M.
p. S.-Thia minuto I havo been slightly " rnis
d," and, in turn, I "raise" you. T. J. M.
?Sf' Tho Washington Ular sa1,8 it learns that
Mckies bas a letter from Gov. Orr, expressing
Tatitudo in behalf of thc people of South Caro
ina for what Sickles did for them during his iule.
piT- Attorney General Stanhcry is prepnring
,n opinion petting forth lhat all person? pardoned
y tho recent amnesty proclamation havo a right
a register and to vote.
jjSir The LaGrango (Ga.) Reporter, of Frilay,
i*s a card from " Many Voters," nominating
?aton Cox, a negro of that placo, as candidato
>r Congress in tho Third District.
?gr-h sensitivo lady from tho country, looking
or a coach : " Pray, sir, are yon engaged ?" Cab
nan : " Ooh, bless ycr purly soul, ma'am, I have
BOO married Lhoso ser?n years, and haT? nine
a^dren" i
A Crying Want in Augusta.
Our fair and beautiful neighbor, Augusta, ii
ono of the most delightful citied in the South,
with as charming suburbs as wo have ever'scen.
Her social, moral and literary status is highly en
viable. She ia destined to be- one of the largest,
as sho is already one of the mont benutiful mid
prosperous, inland cities of the Southern States.
We aro deligbtod to witness-or rather to road of
-her great internal improvements and business
prosperity. Are our people aware that a Strtot
Railroad is actually in progress in Augusta.. Ac
tua!'} in progress! The Railroad Company to
which tho City Council, months ago, granted the
right of way through tho streets, and to which
they guaranteed many-rights, privileges and im
munities, have at last begun their work in dead
earnest. Tho iron is now hoing laid, and the
cars arc now being constructed. Anti by tho close
of 1SC7, one may make a circuit of four or five
miles through the beautiful streets of Augusta in
a few minutes, and fur a few cents-seared in a
comfortable car-in thc company of polito and
social people. Delightful prospect for business;
delightful prospect for pleasure ! Imagine, ladies
from rural shades, how charmingly convenient il
will bo tu i .-.'tie from the incomparable Planters
Hotel, and take passage in a luxurious cir to
(Jray k Mullarky's. now much better this than
having to foot it, whether the weather he thick
or thin ! And how further charmingly convpui
ent it will be, after you have almost expired in
ecstasy over Grny k Mulls.rky's fine goods, to
enter another car and be put down at H. F. Rus
sell k Co s; to expire ngnin ! And thence tu Per
kins' exquisite Art Gallery, fora photograph-or
to Mrs. Fredericks, for bonbons-or Prontaut's,
for a bracelet-or, up thc street again, to Mrs.
Twccdy's or Madame Fillotte's, for a bonnet-or
to Mosher nnd Seh'iul'i, for a tea-set-or lo tho
Richards Bros., for silks, satins and laces-or,
down Ibo street agair, to thc lovely and nobly
coltivatcd Cemetery-oj, up again, to the Facto
ries-or, perhaps, to the Sand Hills. Through
Broad StrCet with its flores, and through Oreen
Street with its roses. Eairaceing !
But, really, we did not intend to meander so
extensively through these alluring streets, nor so
far sway from our main point-the " Crying
Want"-ibo want oT a large, elegant and commo
dious Opera House, or Theatre. Call it one, or
call it tho other. Tho same building might bs
made, as in thc Com?an cities, to an.'wer equally
well fur tho lyric or histrionic drama.
With this one want supplied, Augusta would
truly be a place whither country people might ?-u
to ru? tho rust off of soul and body. For, Iring
as Augusta does upon tho great route from the
Nortbecst to the Southwest, her Opera nouso
would always be in demand. The best artistes
actors, singers, players, dancers, lecturers-would
undoubtedly visit ber annually. And these ar
tisics-to say nothing of the immense enjoyment
nod edification nfforded to tho resident population
-would attract to the city hundreds upon hun
dreds of people from the country-and thousands
upon thousands of dollars. Why, oven in this
little village, at this moment, wc could lay our
finger opon a dozen persons who would rush to
Augusta on the approach of Parepa, Lagrange,
Ristori, Edwin Booth, or Dickens.
But, at this moment, bow bad would ba their
chance when they got there ? As good, to be
sore, ns anybody's else. Natives and visitors
alike suffer under terrible disagr?meul?. A Tbei
tre-building, low, small, dnrk and cramped; tho
performers on the stage almost jumping into the
mouths of tho too adjacont audience ; the stage
narrow, contracted, and without any of the acces
sories demanded by modern art; no place fur the
orche tra; an orchestra of more than half a doten'
instruments making a uoiio like the roaring of
I the hulls of Bashan ; tho most pianissimo passages
of the singers founding like a railroad whistle ;
fairies jumping out of the most unfairy-like
pl.ices; and queens titting upon most unqueen
likc thrones; the paint, and tinsel, and bras*,<m$\
wrinkles, and palpitators, all glaring out most
And the audience! In perfect obscurity ! Style,
and dress, and elegance, and beauty, and fashion,
all lost! If portly Mrs. Shoddy were to come
along-of course she would come from the North
-and attend thc opera or tho play in Augusta,
how dismayed and taken-in she would ho. River.?
of pearls might roll from ber hair, a Niagara of
diamonds might flow over her mountainous bosorn^
rings might glisten upon her beefy fingers, nnd
bells might tinklo at the ends of her corpulent
toes; hut in tho narrowness aud dead-level of
the Augusta Theatre, all would he lost.
Of late, wo have reid much in the Au^us'a pa
pers of difieren? projects for building nn Opera
House in that city. The hare probability of rasa
a consummation delights us. Are these projects
dead? At least they seem to sleep. And in thc
meantime, Lagrange, who has returned lo th!?
country, and whose vocal execution is the rawt
miraculous in the world, will, if she visits Anguil
la, have to pipe and trill in narrowness and gloom.
Wc humbly assure the capitalists of Augusta that
their city needs an Opera House, for a temple rf
Art and all aesthetic Attirais, far moro than she
needs acres of buildings added to the vast wilder
ness of trade.
A Word in Favor of Sinners.
We, South Carolinians, aro the Mn:.era; ami
tho fact that South Carolina Courts have nevo:
grated a Dirorco is the word in our favor.
On thc outside of Ihis paper may be found II
short article giving an accatint of tho number of
divorces granted in one year in th -mall and vir
tuous State of Connecticut. It is enough to make
a decent man's blood r- ? ld ; to ssy nothing o'
a decent woman'.?.
This increasing practice and freedom of divorce
is a bnd ?ind ominous sign. It was one of the
signs which accompanied the corruption and fal
of tho Bomafl Empire. Thc looseness of famii)
ties is one of the worst things which can occur to
a couutry. This is implied iu the freedom of di
vorcc. Thero aro thousands of people, intelli
gent, respectable people, whose doctrines on thi:
subject aro extremely horrible. They hold tba)
if a couple have not perfect affection for cadi
other, or if there is some incompatibility in them'?
they aro at perfect liberty to get a divorce. Ou
this subjuct.one would think we were not a Chris
tian peuple. It is one of tho most solemn laws
of Christian doctrine, elven by Jesus when upon
earth, that no dkorco should bu given except, for
adultery. And yet elie laws, courts and churches
ol' most of our States aro Constantly violating this
solemn docirioo of Christianity. No divorces
were allowed in tho primitive ages of mankind.
It crept into tho Jewish Church, said Christ, from
tho hardness of their hearts.
Of all the St?tcs in this Union, Indiana, wo bo
lievc, goes ahead in facility of granting divorces.
Even New York Courts have been obliged to deny
the validity of Indinna divorces. Tho effect of
(he Indiana laws is, if wc do not very much orr,
to make that Sute a good harem, in which the
bashaws may tako and put away their wives at
Perhaps if tho clergy iu these rogions, where
divorces arc so common, bad preached moro upon
tho philosophy, practice and duties of the family
state, and loss upon politics, publie and private
morals there would be somewhat botter. More
sermons from tho text, " Whosoever putteth away
his wife and marrieth anothor committoth adulte,
ry" would IIAVO been productive of much greater
good tba" so many upoa " Universal Suffrage"
and 'Tho Higher Law."
As we have mid nboro, Sooth Carolina Courts
never granted a divorce. This is reserved for the
Legislature ; and has been very raroly-if ever^
And our enemies at thc North must cortainly
acknowledge that this fart is a monumont to the
glory of South Carolina, which will outlivo crea
thc crimu of " rebellion."
2&r- The New Origins Picayune, says: "We
regret to hear it said that, some planters in thi j
richer portions of this Slate and Mississippi, pur.
pose to give up planting nnd remove either to
some city or go abroad. Tho reason is lint, they !
cannot hope to Focura labor enough to curry on
their plantations to any large extent, and that
the insolence and exactions of tho freedmen moko
Ufa th?? qaite ?tyWaafftt* j
Negro Jurors.
The following order was issued yesterday :
CHARLESTON) S. C., September 13, 18G7. j
General Orders Ko. 89 :
Paragraph II. of General Orden No.
32, dated May 30. lS?7j is modified as fol
lows :
All citizens assessed for taxes, and who
shall have paid taxes for the current year,
and who are qualified, and have been, or may
be, duly registered a? voters, are hereby de
clared qualified to serve as jurors.
It shall be a sufficient ground of challenge
to thc competency of auy person drawn as
a juror, that be ba? not been duly reg
istered as a voter. Such right of challenge
may be exercised in behalf of the people, or
of the accused, in all criminal proceedings,
and by either party b all civil actions and
' Any requirement of a property qualifica
tion for jurors, in addition to the qualifica
tions herein prescribed, is hereby abrogated.
The Governor of North and South Caroli
na, respectively, are hereby authorized and
empowered to order, if it should be necessa-.
ry, special terms of courts, to bc he'd for the
purpose of revising and preparing jury lists,
and to provide for summoning and drawing
jurors in accordance with the requirements
of this order.
By command of Brevet Major-General En.
The following is paragraph II, of General
Orders, No. 32 :
"All citizens assessed of taxes, and "who
shall have paid taxes for tho current year
are qualified to servo as jurors. It shall be
the duty of the proper civil officers charged
with providing lisLs of jurors, to proceed
within their several jurisdictions, without de
lay, and ascertain the namC3 of all qualified
persons, and plac-* them on the jury lists,
and from such revised lists all jurors sholl be
hereaft?r summoned and drawn in the man
ner rt quired by law.
Order No. 32 made every person who had
paid the current taxes eligible as a juror;
Order No." 89 makes eligible only those who
have paid taxes and arc qualified and regis
tered .voters. Every person, therefore, in ibis
State, who is disfranchised by law, or who
does not. register, will be ineligible to serve
as a juror.-Charleston Mercury.
Tax Executions.
The Spartanburg Spartan asks in forcible
terms for a postponement of the tax execu
tions, and says the State dcbls should be
stayed, as are those of every other creditor.
This is the article in full :
We learn from the Sumter Watchman that
the Sheriff of that district bas received per
emptory instructions from the Comptroller
General to collect forthwith upon all tax exe
cutions lodged in bis office,, and he is thus
compelled* to proceed immediately against
all defendants. Much cost, he says may be
saved, however, by prompt attention to thc
matter, and urg?>s the parties to payment,
since there is no longer any discretion with
bim. Such an order as this, at tho present
moment, is an outrage on the people. Wc
presume that a portion of the good citizens
of Spartanburg, like those of Sumter, have
not paid their taxes, and most of them be
cause they wow utterly unable to get the
money. Three or four weeks faence our peo
ple could begin to raise a littlo money to pay
tbe exorbitant and cruel taxes now, with
unfeeling severity, and without mitigation
under the extreme poverty of our people and
the unprecedented scarcity of money, is de
manded of them. What little property they
may have, perhaps a small tract of land, a
mere trille, to pay a few dollars to the State.
No doubt thc money is needed to pay the
expenses of the State government. But why
cannot the State, ns a creditor, wail a little
while longer, as well as thousands and
thousands of other creditors, who have been
^Tailing for yera mnd blears for ?fi*** j~??ly
due to them and for value received, which
is not always the ease in the matter of taxes,
which are sometimes very foolishly and un
justly required of thc people ? Thc Sheriff
of Sumter dechre1 that he bas no discretion
in the matter, that his orders are peremp
tory, consequently any rigour that may be
used in collecting the laxes cannot be charged
to the Tix Collectant nor to the Sheriff. But
we would ask. is there no dircrctiou with the
Comptroller-General ? Is there no ooo au
thorize to represent the State of South Caro
lina, to stay the hand of the Sheriff or Tax
Collector, when ono of her acts, by rigid en
forcement, is to break up and uiterly ruin
thousands of her own citizens, and thus drive
them and their children from their humble
heme?, to sock mercy and shelter among
strangers ?
CONFISCATION IN TBXas.-Tbe military com
manders ir., thc South conifccfttfl property vinrfat
and left ar, suits their caprices. Net long
since some negroes were kill.-i upon a plan
tation nenr Centreville, Texas. A man by
the name of Burroughs was arrested upon
thc charge of participating ir. thc killing of
i he negroes. He was tried twice and honor
ably acquitted, not a shadow fjf evidence be
in? adduced against him. Gen. Griffin, bow
ever, did not feel satisfied with this, and
thou.1 h he could not get him convicted, he
revenged 1 imself by taking about $1,000
worth of Mr. Borroughs1 colton, eic, and di
viding it among the families of each of the
negroes who bad been killed. This is alto
gether a new mode of administering justice.
A man is tried and acquitted of a crime
charged against him, but beitis an innocent
man, it is not punishment sufficient lo be
tried twice for a crime bc did not commit, he
mnst ba actually fined a thousand dollars for
being an innocent, tnan. Tf the annals of mil
itary barbarity can exceed this specimen of
rufiianism, then Gen. Griffin may congratu
late himself that he is a peg or two less bru
tal than some other licensed military satrap.
-Nashville Gazette.
UNPLEASANT, IF TRCK.-In Philadelphia,
one pleasant Sunday evening, an old lady
whose failing eyes demandca an unusually
large prayer book, started for church a little
carly. Stopping on the way to call on a
friend, she laid her prayerbook on the centre
table. When the bells began to chime she
snatched what she supposed to be her prayer
book, ant. Marted for church. Her seat was
at the chancel end of the gallery. The organ
ceased playing. The minister said: ''The
Lord is in His Holy Temple, let all the earth
keep silence before Him." Tn tho effort to
open her supposed prayer-book, she started
the spring of the music box which she had
taken instead. It began to play-in her con
sternation she put it on the fbor. It would
not stop-she put it on the seat, it sounded
louder than ever. Finally she carried it out
while it played the u Washing Day," an Irish
jig tune.
A party of Southern gentlemen gave a din
ner to General Beauregard at the New York
Hotel, on the 18th. In the course of his re
marks the General stated tlut he had received
tempting offers- from English capitalists to
take up hin ahode ?D Enc land as Superinten
dent of extensive engineering works in that
country, but ho had concluded after calmly
surveying the different governments of thc
world, their status, and their inherent strength,
that this country possessed thc most stable
governmen t of any existing on the face of the
earth, and for bis part he was determined to
spend his life under thc flag of thc govern
ment that was tho moat stable 2nd thc least
liable to disorganization. It was nothing
short of sheer nonsense to talk of another
rebellion. If they wanted to raise one, they
could not. It was utterly impossible, and
would be impossible for them to do BO for the
next generation.
A Provost f'.-urt has heen established for
tho Post of Darlington, to embrace tho district?
of Williamsburg, Marion, Darlington., Marlboro'
ar.d ChosterfiolJ. E. A. Law, D. 0. McIntosh,
*nd lt. Vf. lloyd, Esq?., of Darlington, aro tho
officers of this Court. Tho Post Commander, upon
thc application of my person sued or prosecuted
in the above di.'tri<-ts, may order the transfer of
the oatu to thc Pn>vdi)t Court, oon satisfactory
evidence that the ?adi of justice induira men
tauufcx. j
From Washington.
WASHIMUTON, September 22.
Tho correspondence between Gov. Orr ead
Sicklos vt-ill bo published. It is qnite long. AU
hiding to Sickle?' removal, Orr says : " I desire
to express to you tho great regret which I feel,
personally and officially, at tho course taken by
the President and his advisers in ?his matter."
Sickles replies, explaining his course, thanking
the Governor, and argues the caso generally.
Gr*nt has referred to Stanbery Fitz John Por
ter's application for a new trial. The documonts
eover a letter from Gen. Pope, opposing a now
From Charleston.
' CHARLESTON, September 22.
Accounts from Edisto, Wadmalaw and other
Sea Islands, say the third brood of caterpillars
havo appeared, and they are destroying the crop
with great Tapidity. It is feared that tho Soa I;
l.ind crop will be almost a total failure.
From Mexico.
NEW YORK, September 23.
The Herald's City of Mexico spocial says Max
imilian's body had arrived there.
Marquez was seen in thc mountains, making tis
wa) to thc coast.
X3T The Yellow Fever is on the increase a
New Orleans-79 deaths on tb^p 23d.
A dispatch from Lancaster, Pa., says Thad
Stevens is very sick and supposed to bo dying.
?SfA. T. Stewart is in Paris. There ia no
in his reported death. /
? ? .
?ft^r a session of over five *eeks this Court
adjourned on Monday. The last four days of
the Court were occupied in the trial of tbe
case of the United Slates vs. Geo. R. Crump,
Wm. B. Davison & Frank Arnim, who were
charged, as we have previously mentioned,
with distilling and rectifying spirituous liquors
without a license at a Vinegar Factory near
Hamburg. After strong and lengthy argu
ments, in. which the District Attorney is said
to have spuken seven hours and a half, the
case waa given to thc Jury on Saturday at 4
o'clock. At 9 o'clock at night they brought
in a verdict of guilty against all the parties.
On Monday morning. Iii* Honor Judge Bryan
imposed a penalty of ?10.825, together with
costs, amounting to ?$1,575.7:5 ; the said pen
alty to be paid by first of January next, or
the parties to be imprisoned twelve months
in default of payment.-Greenville Moun
taineer 19th inst.
COLORED VOTERS.-The Richmond Whig
pays the following compliment to tho colored
voters in that city who voted on the 15th
inst., on an important question of internal
improvement :
The voting yesterday upon the question
whether Richmond should subscribe ?2,000,
000 towards the construction of tho Chesa
peake and Ohio Railroad, was orderly, suffi
ciently animated, and, by a large majority, in
the right direction. It was the first time that
our colored citizens have exercised the right
o? suffrage, and we accept as an auspicious
fact that their votes were cast upon a great
question of peaceful development rather than
upon thc heated and, in thc moin, unprofita
ble issues of party politics. They cannot do
better than lo realize at all times the fact lhai
their interests are far moro connected with
the material progress and advancement of the
State, the development of her resources, and
the unfolding of her wealth, than with the
selfish coutcsts of politicians and parlies.
A Noxubee County (Miss.) correspondent
gives an account of a radical meeting called
\-^WMKywi? and throe whirc mon, wnloli
the negroes were induced lo atlend by the
announcement that their registration tickets
would be void rf they remained away. A
while speaker at the meeting promised them
the mules and lands of their employers, and
then took up a subscription to bear his ex
pense* to the general convention to Jackson.
Ile collected, over $500.
in tho Baltimore papers nf Mondav announces
the death of General Griffin in Galveston, of
yellow fever. General Griffin^wa-: next in rank
io General Sheridan in the Fifth Military
District, and on the removal of that officer
assumed the temporary command of thc Dis
trict. He was jrenerally known at the South
for his order forbidding public honors to be
paid to the remains of General Albert Sidney
-BALTIMORE, Sept. 18.-M.-. Edwin Booth
is recovering, and is now consider**] safe Irom
thc thrratcned loss of his arm. Ile has made
inplication a<rain for thc remains of his broth
er, pleading Tcry earnestly that his mother,
be rn 2 verv a zed, craves thc d:>ad body so M
to inter il. before she dies, noar that of his
distinguished fatht-r, who is bnried near this
city. This request has boen denied.
A Rt'MOR.-We leam that on yesterday
several prominent citizens were visited by the
depnty United Stales Marshal, or Commis
sioner, and handed subpoenas to be and ap
pear at a term of the United States District.
Court to be held in Savannab on tho twenty- :
second day of October proximo, to testify in
a case in which thc United Stat, s is interest
ed. Thc narri ea of tdicae pr-n.lomon sr?; : 1
Thomas Metcalf,Esq., General A. R Wright,
Colonel Claiborne Snead and J. A. Christain,
Chief of Police. The u caso in which tho
United Slates is interested" is supposed also
to interest Mr. Blodgett, the P ?unostcr of
Augusta, and to have reference to the repo;t
of his having taken the oath of office known
as the test, or iron clad, oat li-despite tho
fact that he did, in the year of our Lord, 1801,
raise for, and command a company in the
Confederate service, known first KS the " Blod
gett Volunteers," otherwise company I,third,
regiment of Georgia volunteers, and after
wards as '. Blodgctt's Battery," having been .
transferred from infantry to artillery_Con
A case has como up Ircm General Old's
command for revivion nf the proceedings of a
court-martial recently held in Mississippi.
Tho facts as proved aro that a L'eutenant
commanding in a town in Mississippi sent his
paramour to a hotel iu the pince to board..
Thc hotel proprietor refused to give her a
room. The officer remonstrated and threat
ened, and failing to induce tho hotel-keeper
to yield, sent for a detachment of soldiers,
took possession of thcThotel, and placed bis
paramour in a room. The facts were re
ported to General Ord, and ft court-marlial
ordered. The Court found the Lieutenant
guilty as charged, and sentenced him to dis
missal from the service. General Grant ap
proves the sentence. Judge Holt recommends
abatement of the sen:euee, and that the offi
cer be suspended one month, on the ground
that ihc principal fitness was once in thc Con
federate service. The President to day ap
proved thc sentence ot dismissal.
^S?^In New Orleans, on tho 19th, - coloro d
Judgo presided for the first time. <".< the tench of
tho Recorder's Court in tho first district of that
oily. Tho ball rolls on.
VST Tho Raleigh (N. C.) Register, edited by
Daniel R. Guodloc, the recognized organ cf the
Republican party of ibo State, denounces tho re
cent Radical Convention, and in bi.?er and scath
ing terms, ex-communicates Holden and his coad
jutors. Tho porty is certainly hopelessly divided.
The Constitutional Union men will hold an im
I mense mass meeting next Friday, 27th. All tho
most, influential and prominent citizens have
signed the call.
?&~ Hiatos, Rowan Helper, ?hodid more than
any othoi man to procure tho abolition nf slavery,
and precipitate tho war, was ia State<ville. N. C.,
last week. Tho American s.iys that ho persisted .
in oarrying out his principles by refusing to allow
a sagro to oriya him to Paridlos College. 1
A Display.
A military procession did honour to Gen.
Sickles in New "i'ork, on Friday. After the
marching, saluting, brass-handing and crowd
ing, a speech., of welcome was delivered by
GeD. Sharp. To this Gen. Sickles replied.
He was not very definite, but* made ibe fol
lowing incidental reference to District No. 2 :
I shall not refer to my recent services in
tho Carolinas any furner than to declare
and I know ney comrades here will believe my
docla'atioirs--that I bav?'obeyed all tie or
ders I have ever received, and that I faithful
ly endeavoured to exercise the authority I
possessed for the vrelf'are of the people com
mitted to my charge, acccrding to the true
intent and meaning of the laws which gov
erned my action. Much remains to be done
before our beloved country can enjoy the re
pose and security you won for k-tr at Gettys
burg, and- Atlanta, and Spottsylvania, and
Winchester, and Richmond. Ibe enemies
who surrendered to Grant, and Sherman, and
Sheridau, are now on their parole of honour
to obey the laws of the land. 1 believe their
parole will be kept whenever the government,
in all its departments, is agreed upon the duty
to be performed. The will of the people to
put down the rebellion must be executed.
Then, aud not till then, shall we have peace.
Let us have f.-ith in the future. Now, let mo
say in concludion: Let no one take counsel ot
the timid. Whoever may be tried and found
wanting, the armies, of to day, the armies of
I8?5, the citi2en soldiers of the republic,' and
Grant, their invincible leader, will Dover fal
ter, will never fail.
From Richmond.
RICHMOND, September 20.
Another negro today sued the Richmond
and Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad for
non-admittance to first class car upon a'first
class ticket, purchased in New York. The
Company have determined to. stand a suit,
so a3 to test the question for railroads South..
Thermometer here, in the shade. 95. (No
wonder they object to the negro.)
Gen. tfnfford. enters ugpn the duties of his
office, as Revenue Collector here, October 1st.
Schofield tlis morning issued au order that
the ballots of the white and colored voters in
the coming .election be taken separately. In
every district of 500 voter*, three persons
shall assist tho registering officer in receiving
votes; and more than five huudred, six-per
sons shall assist, all being previously sworn to
the impartial discharge of duties, and selected
from among registered voters of their districts.
From the West.
NORTH PLATTS, ria OMAHA, Sept. 19.
The Commissioners held a "council with
Spotted Tail, Turkey Leg and other Chiefs
to-day. The Indian ultimatum is the with
drawal of the troops from the Powder River
country and abandonment of Smokey Hill
and Pacific Railroad. They also demand g ns.
ammunition and presents.
The Commission will reply to-morrow.
War seems inevitable now.
It is given cut by the President's confiden
tial friends tha.t he intends to keep quiet now
uutil after the fa>l elections. The President
is ol the opinion that matters are just right,
everything being favorable to a vindication of
his course at the polls.. If he should go any
further he is afraid he might make a mistake,
and injure the prospects of carrying the elec
tions. No Cabinet changes will take place
uutil Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York baye
spoken. The large numbers of Democratic
politicians who Lad been swarming thc White
House for the last two weeks are rapidly leav
ing for their homes, having become satisfied
that there is to bc a lui! in malters for the
-* ? ?
_:JHr" Estimates, propared in Chnrleston, of the
total crop of cotton in the South duriog tho past
year, foot up 1,070,000 bales.
pSrlt has bien hinted that Susan H. Anthony
and some of the female apostles of woman's ?nf
frage arc coming to South Carolina,to. aluBU>-Ulc
Stute before tbc meeting ?f^the Convention, in
order to convince our people that petticoats have
juit as much right to the ballot box as panta
jJS^The Rome (Ga) Courier says: "A negri,
in the employment of General Cumming?, of thi
connly, was whipping his wife one day last montli,
wh:n she seized au nx*. and inflicted such a binn
un his hend, that he died last 1'riday from the
effects of it."
jf?ETTho Sjmrlnn says it lias been requested to
give notice that thc South Carolina Presbytery
will meet in tho Presbyterian Church of Spar
tnnburg on thc 1 'th instant, and that a full at
tendance is expected, as business of importance
will come before that body.
?3r*Thc Millodgevillo Reorder advises the
planters to cu' tbc grass and make hay, and thus
save thousands of dollars annually expended for
this article.
jj37"Tli3 Montgomery Mail soys that thc en
suing cotton crop-of Alabama will be satisiacto
jy. Thc crop is estimated at from fifty to seventy
thousand bales.
?SBf'fhe Washington correspondent of thc
Beeton Poet says : Ex Gor. F. W. Picken", of S.
C., is here to eur.?ulc ni th thc President tuuchiig
the affairs in the Second Military District. De
says the rete oral of Sickles has greatly encour
aged ihe industrial classes cf South Carolina,and
thal confidet.ee In thc good faith of the Federal
Government is being rapidly restored. General
Canby has teen favorably received and every
one is pleased with the change. Governor Pick
ens thinks that several negroes will bc returned
to Congress.
gSf Chief Justfco Chase leaves has loft Wash
ington for Cbio, wilcro be will remain un i! after, tbc
elcctiou iu that Slate. Thc Ballimore and Ohio
Railroad Company bave put at bis service their
directors' car. The Chief Justice does not pro
pose participating in the canvass in Ohio, hut he
docs not he.-iiate to say that he will give thc
weight of his advice, influence and vote to the
Republican ticket and in favor of tho tuffrage
amendment to the State Constitution.
?3?* A gentleman-ibo bas recently returned
from a trip through tho counties north of Atlanta,
inform* the Intel'iyenccr that so abundant hus
been the yield of corn that in many places it i
offered at 25 cents per bushel. This looks like
the good lime coming. '
Lost or Mislaid,
ADUE NOTE given by Wilson llolson and
Moses ll olson, Sr., for $200, payable to M.
C. Corder, or bearer, and dated l'Jtb Jan. IS?O,
with a credit of $39,92, sometime in Dec. 1S55.
All persons are cautioned against trading for
said Note, aud any information cor.ceroing it
will be thankfully received.
Sept 2^ 3t? 39
Estate Notice.
ALL Persons indehtod to tho Estate of JAS.
S. ADAMS. docM.i nrofcq-.esied to pay up
forthwith ; and ibo.-e having claim:; ngainst said
Estate aro notified to present tho same, duly at
tested, by thc 20th Dec. next, as on that day a
final settlement will bo made on said IC ?tate iu
thc Ordinary's Office
Sopt 20 3m 39
A LL Persons Indebted to ibo Estate of the lato
payment without delny to the undersigned; and
any who bare claims on said Estato will render
tho same duly attested, oither to W. P. Finley,
Esq., Attorney at Law, or tho undersigned, at
Aiken, S. C.
Sept 10 4t 37
The (?real Fever and Ague Cure.
K3 For sale by
Under Masonic Hall.
Dept 18 tf 38
Information guaranteed to produce a luxuriant
growth of hair upon a bald bead or beardles?
lace, also a recipe for tho removal of Pimples,
Blotches, Eruptions, etc., on the skin, loaring the
sume s ft, clear, and beautiful, can bc obtained
without charge by addressing
S33 Broadway, New lurk, j
Sept 16 Sa 38
AUGUSTA, Sept. 23. *
GOLD.-The brokera are buying at 142 and
selling at 144.
COTTON-Market quiet and prices easter; salei
rather limited ; the only quotation wo can give i?
2t cents for a high class of middling; sales of th?
day foot up 76 bales, as follows, 9 at 15, 4 at 1?,
3 at 16*. ll at 19, ll at 20, 2 at 20J, 21 at 20}. 2
at 20$, 6 at 21, 4 at 21}, and 3 bales at 21} cent/.
Receipts, S3 bales.
WHEAT-Red [email protected],20 ; White at $2,25?
CORN-Adyaaced-Wo quote primo whito
scarce and in demand at $1,[email protected],55, yellow and
mi.tod at $1,30?1,35.
CORN MEAL-City boltod, $1,60; Country
$l-,40. - . '.
O ATS 65[email protected]> cts. per bushel.
BACON-Clear Sid?vl9}@21^Ribb?d Sides,
18(2)19} ; Shoulders, 17}@?8; "Hams, [email protected]
Religious Notice.
Tho Executive Board of the Edgefield Associa
tion will hold its next meeting at Fellowship
Church, on Saturday before tho 5th Sabbath in
Septembor. Thc following members compose the
Board :
.L. R. Gwaltnoy, B. C. Bryan, Tl. B. Watson, J.
F. Peterson, L. Cnlbrcath, J. W. Coleman, J. F.
Talbert, J. JJ. Wideman, Thomas Gotten, J. P.
Mealing, D. D. Bruns?n, S. Waites, P. McKellar,
T. L. Moore, E. Devoro, Z. Watkins, E. M. Swear
,lingen, W. A. Gaines, O. C. Sheppard, John Joses.
A full meeting is earnestly desired.
L. B. GWALTNEY, Chairman.
Sept 17 .38
i nion Meeting.
The Union Meeting of the 4th Divisi?n will be
with the Big Stephens' Creek Church, on Satur
day before the 5th Sabbath in September.
The Superintendent?, Teachers and Pcpils of
tho Sunday Schools in this Division arc earnestly
requested to attend.
Sept 18 38
Tim jp oirtcfcixt
TO . . ? ... ;
at Liberty Hill i.bout the 16th of October next,
which I will offer as Cheap as can ba afforded for
Cash. I will use every effort in my power to
conviucc the pccple that it is to their interest to
buy Goods for the Cash.
My motto will be "A Quick Penny is Better
than a Slow Shilling."
Longmirca' Store, S. C., Sept 10 tf 38
parts ot the World, by Telegraph and Mail,
lt abo furnishes the moat reliable Market Reporta
at home and abroad.
Reconstruction under the laws of Congress, and
urges " Convention and Relief" tb the people.
Daily, ono year, $5.00 .
Daily, six iu-inths. 2-W
Daily, three months,___ _ 1|26
D. C. CPTTIVcrTEditor.
Business Manager.
Augusta, Sept 23 St 39
BETWEEN thc Village and Edgewood a letter,
without envelope, addressed to Mrs PICK
i:.vs, and signed A. P. ALDRIC"!. Any ono who
will deliver the ?aid letter at this <?Bce, or "to
Mrs. P a' Edgewood, will confer upon that lady
a very croat favor.
Sept 24 lt 39
Notice to Cotton Tax Payers !
fr'-m thc United States tho INTERNAL REVE
NUE TAX ON COTTON, which baa been or
may hereafter bo paid by them, will do well to
communicate with thc undersigned immediately,
and we will forward necessary papers and in
structions. We have made arrangements with
persons olsowhcre, whose position gives them in
fluence and advantage, and proposo to prosecute
these claims for a share of what is recovered,
without risk or expense to the claimant
Influential Agents at important poin?s desired.
For further particulars address
Augusta, Ga.
Augusta, Sept 10 3t 38
Cross Roads, two miles from Edgefield C.
H., upon vrbirh Jons IICIET is now raming, con
taining near Five Hundred Acres, in good state
ot' cultivation-well adapted ta Cotton, Corn,
Small Grain, Ac.,-to Rent for tho year 186S,
-either ra a whole or in part.
For further particulars and terms, apply to my
A cent JO.IN iiviET, upon thc premise*.
Acting Trustee.
Sept 17 _4t_38
State of South Carolina,
BY W. F. DURISOE, Esquire, Ordinary of
Edgefield District.
Whereas, John T. Middleton hasspplied to me
for Letters o( Administration, oe all and sin
gularthc goods and chattels, rights and credits
of Wm. E. Middleton, late of the District afore
said, dee'd.
Tbcacaro, thoreforc, to cite and admonish all
and singular, thc kindred end cieditors of tho
said deceased to be and appear before me, ot our
next Ordinary's Court for thc said District, to be
holden at Edgefield C H., on tbe 3d day of Oct.
inst., to show cause, if any, why the said
administration should not bc granted.
Given under my band and seal, this IStb day
of Sept in the year of our Lord, ono thou
sand eight hundred and sixty-seven, and in the
92d year of American Indepot.dencc.
Sept >4_2t_39
Brandy, Whiskey and Wine.
keep constantly on hand a CHOICE
KIES and WINES for Medicinol purposes,
which will bo sold at ihe lowest market prices.
Under Masonic nail.
Sept 17_. tr .38
To Consumptives.
Tho Rev. EDWARD A. VILSON will send
(free of charge) to all JO desire it, thc
prescription with the directions for making and
usine, the simple remedy by which he was cured
of alung affection ?nd that dread diseaae Consump
tion. His only object is to benefit ihe afflicted nndt
ho hopes evTV sufferer will try this prescription,
as it will cost them nothing, and may prove a
blessing. Please address
No. 105 South Second St., Williamsburg, N. Y.
Sept 18_Sm SS
Errors ol" Youth.
A Gentleman who suffered for years from Ner
vous Debility, Premature Decay, and all the
effects of youthful indiscretion, will, for tho sake
of suffering humanity; scud free to all who need
it, the recipe and directions for making tho simple
remedy by which he voa cured.' Sufferers Ash
ing to p-oiUby tho advertiser's experience can do
so bv addressing, in perfect confidence,
JOHN B. OGDEN, 42 Cedar St, New York?

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