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???..<t.njrr^r. _??_._._-*??w-?.??-...,-.~?.--:-.-"--^.....^~??~~~?.~~->-?r*-? BY ?. BLORBO?. ^ : \ ED6EFEILD, S. G., JULY .4, 1872, ..? ...? , VOLUME XXXVi.-No. 28. 3T FRANK CLIVE. Well, n?>! My wife ain't dead, sir, but I've lost her all the same ; She left me voluntarily, and seither was? Itrs rathe^fceer story,' af?-'l?f?'yon wma^T^ I?^..^-; [ ?i*H ,/ When you hear the ci^Gunostaaces-'twas rather rough on-me. A V' f . She was a soldier's widow. He was kill ed at Maivi^fimryr fy # And when I 2narrWinerJ^ni seemed to sorrow foivhimatm: ?"? But I brought her here- to Kansas. I never want to see A better wife than Mary was, for five bright years, to me ! The changesofcaoeno-. brooghfa cheerful-. I think she ?vffiw^^^r4lbouid to think that of her, sir. And, as for me-I can't begin to tell how I loved her!- -, , : .. ? Three years ago fhe baby came, ourlinm ble home io-bless: And then;-I reckon,-I'ir? n%h to perfect happiness ; 'Twas here-'twas mine-but I'vend lan guage to explain to you How-that little girl's weak fingers our hearts together drew ! Once we watched it through a fever, and, with each gasping breath, , Dumb with an awful, wordless woe, we waited for its death ; And, though Fm nota pious man, our souls together there .1 For heaven to spare our darling went up ingroiceless prayer. And when the doctor said 'twould live, our joy what words could tell ? Clasped in each other's arms, our grate ful tears together fell. Sometimes, you see, the shadow fell across our little nest. ;-; 1 - y ? ' 9* But it only made tho sunshine, seem a doubly-welcome'guest. Work came to me a plenty, and I kept, the anvil ringing. Early and late you'd find me there hammering and singing. Love nerved: my arm to labor, and turn ed my tongue to song, And, though my, singing wasn't-sweet, ic was almighty strong ! One day a one-armed stranger stopped to have me nail a shoe, And while ,1 was at- work, we passed compliment or two. I asked him how he lost his arm. He said 'twas that away At Malvern Hill. "At Malvem'Hill! Did you know Robert May ?" " That's me" - said he.. " You, you !" gasped, choking with horrid doubt ; " If you're a man, just follow mo; we'll try this mystery out." With dizzy steps I led him to Mary. God ! 'twas true. Then the bitterest pangs of misery un speakable I knew. Frozen with deadly horror, she stared with eyes of stone, Ann, from her quivering" ups, there broko one wild, despairing moan. 'Twas he ! the husband of her - youth, now risen from the dead, . '? . But all too late-and, with that bitter cry, her senses fled. What could be dono? He was reported J dead. On his return, H? strove in. vain some tiding* .of his absent wife to learn. a..' . . 'Twas well that he was innocent. Else I'd have killed him, topk ? So dead he never would have riz 'till Ga briel's trumpet blew ! . It was agreed that Marj* between "us should decide, . ?* * ' ." And each, by her decision, would sacred ly abide. No sinner at the judgment seat, waiting eternal doom, Could "suffer what I did while waiting sentence in that room. Rigid andhreathfesstherew? stood; with nerves as tense as steel, While Mary's -eye? Bought each white face, an piteous appeal. ... .. God! Could not'wtraiau's cmty be less hardly reconciled Between her lawful husband and. the father of her child/ Ah, how my heart was chilled to ice when she knelt down and said, " Forgive me. John ! He is my hus band Ff Hers ! Alive ! not dead ? - I raised her tenderly, and tried to tell her abe was right, But, somehow, in ray aching breast the prisoned-wordsstuck tight! ''.? " But, John. ? can'tleavo baby V " What! . wife add child," cried I ; "Mustlyield all? Ah, cruel! Retter that I should die; - * Think of the long and lonely hours, -waft* ing in gloom- for me- -, ?' I . No wife to cheer me w^pi- love?-no babe to climb my knee! And yet; you aro-her ?mother, and the sacred mother.love Is still the purest? tenderest tie that-heav en ever. wove. . Take her, but promise, Mary-for that will bring no s liam e My little girl' shall T>ear, ?nd 'i?arn' to lisp her father?name !" It may be. in the life to eenie, TH meet my child and wife ; r , But yonder, by my cottage gate, w?.part ed for this life ; One long hand-clasp from Mary, and my . dream of love was-done!.,r One long embrace from baby, ' and my happiness was gone!* t No R^PEcrast op PERSANS.-iRev. Peter Cartwright of'Illinois, the Ven erable and distinguished 'Methodist minister relates the foBowing: " On one : occasion I was . engaged to preach for a-brother minister, and while reading my hymn, .Gen. Jack-, son and ilia - wife came into church. While engaged in-singing,' the nerv ous brother lor whom . I was. officia ting whispered to me that Gen. Jack son and lady were present,.amfhoped I would be careful anjlnot hurt their feelings. -Braging over ? arose and looking; over the congregation I said ; .'My brotherhood me says.Qen. Jackson and lady are present and he wants me to be'careful and not' hurt, their feelings. I wish, to say to Gen. Jackson that unless he giv^a his heart to Christ;he. will gp to Hell. Gen. Jackson wi?iont religion is ito more in the sight of God~ than a picayune nigger." This so pleased the G?nerai that a strong friendship sprung up between JO?, which-continued as long is Jackson lived." --j-< ?? ?. A stranger having heard with sur prise that Dumas was "a quadroon, called r poe hi na to verify the.fact. "I am 'told," began-the vieitorY " that you are a quadroon, Monsieur j Dumas!" " Yes," answered Dumas. "And your father?" " Was a mulatto! the distinguished General, Dumas, pf the army of Italy -and a mulatto," roared the.author, intones that left no doubt of the quality'pf his.lungd. * ' J' And his mother ?" con t in ued the intruder, interrogatively. "Was ii riegrO," photlted Duraas,! rising to Iris feet. "And who, may I ask, was her mother?", continued the enterprising lind indefatigable 3>ore. . ,* " An ape, sir, [ki ape !"' ?frundefed the indignant author. " My family bespns exactly where - jpoii-s ends. Waiter, show ?hat monkev the door." ' HOB* J* D. Tra dew ell on tl Corruption of the Radical S Government, ^We have before referred, says Columbia South Gavohniivn, to i^aweedrngs inst?tuted-in the Supi Oorirt o| thisState byiSupirinteni Stoibrand against Treasurer Par with xhe view of compelling th? to pay to the former certain s of money due the State Penitenti "We have now before us, in pamp form, a copy of' the petition and tion for mandamus, together with Tagmaeirt of1 Janies Jk Tradewell, ??wifiey f^ir??to?.\ ?W?' desire^ vit? public atbu?i?n to this mat Mr. Tradewell's legal arg-umeni able, and exhibits clearly the grou upon whw&he ask&t?e?-?nte?^o?ii of the Supreme .Court in behalf of p^eciai i'ntei?st?^e represents", as \ as the g?nerai interests involved, calling^fceTState Treasurer to accoi In th? "course of his 'argument; ] Tradewell is led to arraign the Tn jE^:?&nd.^o ?pmjneafe Strongly u] ? the con ?ition pf the State-, as afiec by ' the corrupt management, of finances. '.. Not long-since, upon a p lie occasion; M^. Tradewell annoufai hisr adherence to the dominant Radical party in this State. ] .strictures, ^ereiore, upon the Tre urer, his candid admissions of the : inous state of our public affairs, a his earnest demand, for reform shot have weight with the Radical' pw of the State, although Mr. Tradew does but confirm what the oppo?ti have -long since charged against corrupt and corrupting State regir, No stronger attacks have been ma upon- the corrupt features of the pn ent regime than those embodied Mr: Sradeweli's argument. And i though the Attorney General, Chai benain, presented himself as M Packer's representative, and soug to interpose his official shield betwei the Treasurer and outraged justit yet must it be-borne in mind that h too, in his capacity as citizen, is up< record ai; bearing witness to a corra state of affairs in South Carolina th disgraces civilization aid calls fi prompt reform. We have said that we desire i draw puolic attention to the argi ment of Mr. Trajiewidl, an? t^oji quasi political-points which h f. malt? with great earnestness, and with h: usual energy of language. Addreei ing himself to the Supreme Cour whose authority he" invoices in bena of the rights and property of th people, Mr. Tradewell passes in r< view thc actual condition of our finar cia! and other public affairs, and thu proceeds : .."I.therefore invoke your aid wit! all the earnestness iqf patriotic alan for the safety bf the Commonwealth with the burning desire to do some thing, however humble, towards th deeply healing of wounded honor o the State, the punishment of thos who have dishonored her, and the re establishment of the broken fortune of her people, - Nor do I believe tha my invocation will be barren invoca tion, for to my mind, Ifopefol of ever; good here, and utterly despairing c any good elsewhere-in the State Gov eminent, it is too clear for doubt tha both the duty tp act and the p?w? to act efficiently, now pertain to thi Court, in this'proceeding against thi State^ Treasuier. There is a provi dence in this appeal in the alarming juncture of our governmental affair to .this Supreme Court. "With th< exception of the Judiciary, the Stat< Government of South Carolina is f mass of disgraceful rai ns; With vio lent, head-long plunges, the Execu1 tive.and Legislative departments are seeking the deepest deep of anarchy and public dishonor/ marking theil downward progress with a recklesi contempt of private and public mor als, the like of which the cHlized world has never heretofore beheld. . '/ Whatever Mr. Farker may be in the public estimation, or in -his own conscience, is not; the question which this.proceeding brings to the consid eration of the Court. Nol No! " The subject of inquiry reaches to jjhe height and depth of a ftftdamen taUdepartment of our State Govern taifet-the Treasury. Department, the financial ??t money department, upon \ the intelligent- and* honest' manage ment of which thai whole governmen tal machinery depends/ - Stab it,-and you pierce the vitals of -your whole governmental polity, ?nd endanger ifs entire administration. . There can be no doubt, therefore, concerning the magnitude of the investigation wnich this proceeding is intended to inau gurate. . " If the annnal appropriations by the General Assembly have been ex travagant, the amounts collected from the people by the same authority, and poured into the State Treasury annu ally, in order to meet them and up hc?ld the credit of the State Govern ment have'bt en absolutely enormom. In addition to the tax levies, about eleven millions of doljars, according to the report of this Treasury officer, have- been added to the public debt of the State in less than four years, i bf the issuance of State bonds. " Over eight millions of this amount, according io this sameofficer's report; .have been added to that debt since the 31st day of October, 1870, when the^public debt was less than eight millions. " Confining myself, however, to the official report of the State Treasurer ' of the 31st October, 1871, six mill ions of bonds Were issued between the 3dst October, 1870, and 31st October, 1871. . Blit your enormous tax levies and your enormous loans on bonds and millions got by the hypotheca tion of those boud6, have been inade quate'.^ ?lie support of your. State Goienanenf. These Ingh?hl ?oms, forced out of the toils- of a ru people, all have passed* into the ? .Treasury and havejpassed out ol State Treasury, leaving your Coll and Schools, your Asylums for insane and the deaf and dumb; ii Judiciary and Penitentiary, your ; lie officers of every grade, to p? and decay, because there is no nu irr the Treasury to answer to thei 'gal and fixed demands. "The whole fabric of governn at this minute is tottering to its for the want of pecuniary sustena which, although Hberally* provii has never reached it, and when I my feebie voice in this hail of jus and law in behalf of our State I on, for the. support and con tin construetion of which large appro ations have bel?n made, but w Bich State Treasurer?J refuses to pay, though lawfully demanded, X ap] to the Supreme Court in behalf of poor, and suffering, and dishono ?tate' universally-,, and. implore. yoi aid this Relator ia setting on -foot most searching inquiry concerning causes of. .this horrible , and, disgra ful condition of the. public Treasc and this titter ;dishonox;and^eca^ the public finsjBce^ Ti^i&tueg?? and patriotic purpose of-thia Re?a' "If he 'can protect againBtabsoli disorganization and ruin the. St .Penitentiary, of which he ?B the ci offieer, he will have won tho hi honor of a successful reformer startling and fatal abus?s in,the i ministration of the "State Gov?rnme and for his courage and patriotic d ing in the face of friends, of pai and power, have secu/ed. the ev, lasting gratitude of all good and v tuous men throughout the land. w The Heiator comes before tl Court with his application for ti mandatory,writ against Mr. Park State Treasurer, fairly and square! upon the ground of a great pub! necessity. The construction oft I Penitentiary building has.been si pended; three hundred unforfcuna convicts " within your Pemteutia w .ds are without hread ; the nec< Bary guard has been dismissed ai the,whole corps of officers and ei ployees has been disbanded. Disc ders, riots and insurrections are ii minent ; the lives and property of o citizens are in jeopardy and whol Unprotected, exposed to the lawle outbreaks of a self-released, famis ing and naked horde of criminal goaded to desperation by neglect a? suffering, and only restrained fro the last extremity of violence by tl mingled courage, tact and ki nd ne and private means of the Superiutej dent, the Relator. li This state of things, may it pleai your Honors, in relation to that e sential and indispensable penal inst tution is a great crime against publ: humanity, the public safety, the pul lie honor and official respectabilit and morals, a great crime against B< publican reoonttruction, agreatcrim against the law of the land, an should be punished ; and if there b a mode of punishment within th reach of this Court, as before big Heaven I know there is, I cry alou to-day for your help for the people i the enforcement of it. The Relatoi therefore, asks the Court in the fon of this writ and in the prompt am unawed execution of it in the eas shown upon the facts stated in hi petition, and the trem?ndo?s facts re corded for all time in the history c our day of a State Government bank rupted' in less than four yearB, whic has handled millions'of revenue am more millions of loans, without a sin gie public improvement inaugurated much less completed;' to stretch 'ou ?ts great arm ol power and bring to ; speedy accounting / that officer of th State, Treasurer Parker, from whos baleful star dishonor and disaster hav been shed ?upon us. . There ? is not. sane man in South Carolina to-day, o even tolerable observation, who is no impressed with the conviction tha this reconstructed State Governmen will peri?h within the next two years Unless gceaf- reforms are at ono achieved in the financial deparUnen pf its administration.. , " May it please your Honors, tii< Government at Washington will b< compelled to demolish it; The gr?ai Republican party in irs just pride anc its love of free institutions, goinf again into power, as it will, will seizt the rotten and-miscreant monster and oast it away in its unutterable shame as unworthy of its protecting care and support. It will not much lon ger tolerate a State Government which rs daily dishonoring its illustrious achievements, and seriously endan gering its further triumphs. This it not politics, but. alarming' apprehen sions, founded on .facts whose foree this Court must ie el and respect in the adjustment of the judicial ques tion of granting or .refusing the in quiry which the Relator asks you to start. Will your Honore stop short of that investigation? Will y.ur Honors be content and command your own people, the Government ak Washington, the great Amenda* peo ple and the people of civilized gov ernments everywhere to be content with this miserable abortion of a re turn and answer to the most. grave -and vital application of the Relator? Content-satisfied with this thing, saturated with a moral death-sweat and reeking with moral putridity, in so great an affair-as the cause and "purpose of this petition ? God* for bid I God forbid 1 1 fervently ejacu late. ? " May it please your Honors, it is true that you do not sit in the great hall of William Rufus, in which ac ?lamations at the inauguration . of Kings and Queens fdr ten centuries have resounded. Nor are you en compassed with the.gorgepus pagean try which signaL?ecrthe ' triai of the freat British despoiier of Eastern 'rinces and Princesses.' It is true that this modern ravager of a South ern province of .our great Republio : may not be reached by my humble I powers, as Verres and Hastings were consumed by the immortal invective I of the Roman Cicero or the British j Sheridan and Fox and Burke, j " But, nevertheless, this hall, with ! its modest drapery, is-vthe templ9 of justice and the law, ' and the. seats' your Honors fill are their throne equally with the ancient Westminster, where the virtuous Lord Somers, re ' ceived his merited Crown of In.no cence, and the corrupt Lord Bacon his juBt sentence, of eternal , shame. I therefore invoke to-day British jus tice administered according to Brit ish law, re-enn?bled because Ameri canized and administered; by Ameri can Judges,- on this occasion and. op portunity of' doing a great ^ood. for . the State, and of winning - for: your selves a; just and great renown. Re act the office of Muriel : " Search, through this Garden, leave un . .searched no nook," and with your 'judicial' Bpear touch the intrusive toad which squats at -the door,of your Treasury. And if it be he' whom the "Almighty Power Hurled headlong, flaming from the ethe-, real sky," . - . up he will start into hiB own likeness, "for no falsehood can endure1 touch' of heavenly temper." Do what the law, truth and justice call upon you 'to'clo, and you have the power and .opportunity todo, and the present generation bf our people will:pay the tribute, of their gratitude to ' your lofty judicial virtue, and posterity will name, your .names with' ?ver-in : creasing applause;" !* Rejoices in the Bitter Punish ments of his Neighbors." The Georgetown Ihmes, paying its compliments to James L. Orr-once love and honored, but now loathed j and detested by all good people makes the annexed severe bub truth ful charges Against this truculeut and tyrant-worshipping son of South .Carolina. The Times says : .. We will not publish his speech at. Philadelphia, because we tiink it will not do him any credit, and that he will after a while''r&;: ashamed of it. His pretended jovfctions and re joicings over the incarc 'rations and punishments of men whose fathers were his chief supporters anct'lriendSi in lifting him to honors not often at-vf tained by men' of his age, speak not well for the goodness of his heart. It may be that Judge Orr possesses that Jtoman^firmness and patriotism which would induce him to order his own son to a disgraceful death. But wc hardly think so. We think h? went out of the way to laud the worst acts of tyranny and oppression that the vpresent century has witnessed, by ex tolling the Ku Klux laws, and prais ing Gen. Grant for his clemency in locking in bastiles those who were h?6 first friends and his present neigh bors. No one knows better than j Judge Orr that in all these cases the juries, both Grand-and Petit, were packed not to try but to convict: and he also knows, that out of more than j five hundred cases submitted to the Grand Jury, the unprecedented sind hitherto unheard result wat?, that true bijls were found against each and every one of them. And yet with these facts before him, he ma ligns the State, rejoices in the bitter punishments ol' his neighbors, and in loud sounding, terms praises the des potic hand that puts upon them a deep and humiliating degradation. Delinquent Tax Sales. If anybody is curious to know, to what condition Radical misrule andi vindictive ignorance have reduced the honest, industrious, and high toned people 0/ South Carolina, the Delinquent Tax Sales, now transpi ring throughout the State, will afford him admirable data, for forming a just judgment, and arriving at a cor rect opinion on the subject. Such a nefarious scheme of villainy and robbery was never perpetrated before in any civilized community, since the world began. It is enough to make the blood of any true man boil with indignation. Tue misera ble horde of thieves, who control the State Gov?rnment did not-dare to enact a Confiscation law, under that title, but they from time to time, im posed onerous and unjust taxes that they well knew, our imr/overished people were utterly unable to pay, and determined in the alternative on the taxes not beiug paid," that they would force them to sacrifice their property. This was their coolly-concerted de sign, theiT professed aim and object. How far the ruffians have been suc cessful in carrying out their wicked and cowardly purpose, the Tax Sales at present inaugurated, will' show. Taxed beyond the means of payment, and beyond all bounds of,reason and decency, the lands of our people have have Keen levied upon, and now in .mid-summer, when the country is thoroughly drained of money, are ex posed jor sale, on public and private days alike, to the nighest bidder for cash.. A few loafers and adventurers, who have laid up a little money, for the purpose of taking advantage of the misfortunes and necessities of the rightful apd legitimate owners of property, bid off these lands,- for ab solutely nothing, and receive Sheriffs titles Northam, if the parties to whom they .belong, : cannot redeem them within ninety days, at fifty pei cent advance, on the cost-price, or else the State buys them, to be retailed to ne gro pureliasers, for one-fowih of their reat-value,- and on long credit. Who " ever heard of such down right, bare-faied, and shameless con duct, on the part of Government-au thorities ? We ask 1^1 all earnestness, and with the blush of shame mant ling oar cheek, for the degradation of our people, if they mean tamely to submit to this iniquitous scheme of plunder ? Do they not intend to defend and preserve, their, own and their children s'inheritance, from the depredations of these vile thieves ? We trust and beg that they will not suffer th?se cormorants, to take pos session of their landa. They have no true tittle to them, they Have not paid a fair and honorable equivalent tor them, and therefore can nevor have a jost or equitable claim -upon theproperty. The ^tate authorities have no right to take one foot more of any .man's laud, than just enough .to?cancel.his lawful indebtedness^ lo liquidate a fair, moderate and equitable tax aa>J sessmenk If they take more, ii is robbery, to which no mao is inconscience to submit. We here take occasion too, that the purchaser of sucjf p: is,.no. better than the sellei honest, and upright man will t neighbor!s.property, without :him a fair, equivalent for it. the people who have fought ga in defence of their rights anc ties, will not allow tjieir pr wrested from them by adven from abroad or domestic robbe; We declare to our conntryme as we have heretofore done, lbj must take care of themselves. ? people have their own feusin look" after, and will not tronble selves about our welfare, t protect ourselves.-Sumter Ne^ , , Brilliant Military Exploi ; Ebenezerville is a small plao ing about a mile from. Rock. Hil thirteen from Military Headqui at Yorkville- A more quiet^i ful little village - than Ebeneze was never known-not even..'! Aubarn, loveliest village of; thep eau be excepted. It is rare thai thing ever occurs to disturb its found tranquility. It ia seldoi good people are aroused- out of usual state of absolute quietude, moved from the railroad, dev< trade, having no busy contraer enliven it, its days flow smooth without a% ripple of excitement nights know no'harsher .sounds kthe barking of dogs, baying then or the rush of storms of wind or . Here, one wouldimaginfc, Peace n fold ?er.white wings and dwel safety forever,--where one w never expect " grim visag'd war rear his "wrinkled frpnt." In a place the clank of the sabre anr tramp of iron-hoof'd cohorts w seem hardly .less than positive S? lege, barbarity-to say nothing c absolute absurdity. But, it se no place-not even peaceful Ebe erville-and nobody-n?t even ii cent'women and children aslee: their beds-are safe from molesta by Grant's . soldiers. We dp^ve believe the vulgar tyrant of the W .fioU6e would not hesitate to. mi his legions into the silent cities of dead and arrest all their ghostly habitants, if he deemed it necess to carry out bis nefarious designs. Lest Sunday night Ebenczerv was the scene of a most gallant n tary exploit-one ' that will reflet vast amount of glory upon the I ted States Arms-one ?hat will i another leaf to the crown of lau which decks the vulgar brow of American Cosar, and add^an?tl verse to the pajans which a aubsidi: Press sing in praise of the , druhl br?te wnOTOreS" thin-<iO*mt^C^T-trc no doubt enlarge the glories of Administration, in the eyes of those base, blear-eyed sycophar office-seekers, toadies and humbu who hang around the. White Hoi and "crook thu preguant hinges the knee, that thrift might foll fawning." But tuc immediate actors in ti disgraceful scene, about which w'e t going to speak, evidently played th< part with reluctance, as though th saw little glory in it. The Capta in command of the party appears have shoved off the'unpleasant du upon a subordinate officer, who p< formed it in a manner that Ebrowi that nothing short of an order irom superior officer could have cotnpelli him to it. The whole credit of th thing is due to higher tools of t] government th ah the soldiers wi were engaged in it, and who enlist* under the United States flag for oth< and nobler service than this.-But the story. ? Between twelve o'clock and da; break last Sunday night (16th,) Mr Avery, the brave-hearted wife of D Edward T. Avery, who it \rill be ri membered escaped by fligh; last wii fer the clutches of Jeffreys Bond' Court of Injustice, was aroused froi her sleep by a great barking of do? in her yard, and the tramp of horse: feet, Springing from bed, and rust ing to tl?e window, she discovere that the yard was filled with^oldieri who had dismounted and were rapid ly deploying .(as skirmishers,'we sup pose) on all sides of the house. Som of the most active of these valian men were observed leaping the fence and forming in battle array. aroun< the kitchen and the ash-hopper. Th, . kitchen door hastily opened, and thi old cook made her appearance, jus startled up out of her virginal alum bers and all aghast at the terrifying sight of the Boys in Blue, of whon she had such a holy hon or, and whe had hemmed her in so completely or ' every side. " Soldiers to right of her Soldiers to left of hes, Soldiers in front of her,'; no wonder the old woman,, who had none of the bravery of the " Noble Six Hundred," was well-nidi fright ened out of her wits. Mn. Avery called to her .to know what was the .meaning of all this warlik? demon stration? The .good old woman's tongue was paralyzed by excessive fright, and she was unable t> make a reply.. m . All. thinga being in reauness for the grand assault, Mrs. Aiery was summoned to the front dooroy a loud and continuous rappihg. Demand ing of the party who were at the door #what they wanted, they rejlied that they wished to be admitted into the house. Mrs. Avery ?hen equested the favor of first being alo wed to dress, as she was in her nijht attire. This request was verv civill; granted. After performing a hasty tilet, she returned and opened the dor, being accompanied by her little son Ed ward. At the door stood sveral a?l diers, in Federal uniform. " Have yo? orders to do tia thing?'' demanded the brave-heartel lady. "Yes," was the prompt 'eply of a aergeant who stepped forwrd. Juat at teat moment a voice ailed out from the road thirty or forir steps off, " Sergeant do your duty 1" . Mr8. Avery, being a litio inquisi tive in such mattel s, proceded with her questioning. " Whq have you order from ? Merrill?" " No; from the BemUy Gmty Mar shal" replied the t?crgea.t. As he said this, he drew'a pistol. Perceiv ing which, Mrs. Avery remarked, pointing to the weapon, M THAT IS THE AUTHORITY YOU GENERALBY ACT UNDER. I am a defenceless woman. Y JU can cbme in." The Sergeant, making apologies for having to perform so unpleasant a duty then entered the house, accom panied by a private soldier. They proceeded to search the house. Pre ceded by little Edward, who carried the.lamp, these midnight intruders marched up stairs, and searched the garret ; then every other room, and every closet, nook and corner in the dwelling, underwent their scrutiny: When they, reached Mrs. Avery's bed chamber-these men in the Unfited States uniform-Mrs. Avery said to J them : * My little children are all asleep. Please do not wake them ! They will be frightened half to death if they see you." They kindly promised to be as qui et as- possible, and filed in. There lay the little children, wrapped in sweet slumbers, all unconscious of the close proximity of armed intruders, and doubtless wandering in their dreams in some better and more peace ful land than these United States. The, search of this private. cham ber, whioh in all other countries is held so sacred nnd which the Law .guards so jealously from all intrusion, was. thoroughly searched by these United States Soldiers, whose cheeks reddened with shame as they stooped to look, under the beds, or peep in closets and behind'bureaus and clothes presses !-O that the old fanner of Chappaqua could have been present ! With what delight he would have whacked these boys in blue with his umbrella as they bent down to peep under the bed ! Not finding the object , of their search, the soldiers made for the out houses. The kitchen; the meat-house, the store-room, the servants' rooms, the barn, the stables, the shuck pens, pig-styes, ?nd every other place they could stick their noses into, success ively fell under their lynx-eyed scru tiny. After the search was - ended the squad remained in the yard, with well-established sentry-lines, and ready to fall into order of battle at a moment's notice-until an hour or more after sunrise, when the Captain rejoined the command, and they ef fected a masterly retreat from the bloodless field, taking up the line of march for Yorkville, to report per haps to the " Deputy County Mar shall," by whose orders they said they made the raid. Thus ended this grand military ex pedition, the'purpose of which was to .effect the capture of one. poor."?e Mnded man. It was suspected that he was home on a visit to his wife and children. The report, it seoins originated with an old colored mau who, wandering in the woods some where near Dr. Avery's place, came upon a small pile of ashes and a few half-burnt chunks. Contemplating these ashes the bright idea Hashed up?n him that Dr. Avery h*ad camped here the night before. The more'the old darkey studied over these ashes the more convinced he was that his first impression. was correct. He spread the report. It reached the ears of some malicious person, it h supposed; and thence itrle? to head quarters. And the result-a mid night military raid, wholly fruitless -except, perhaps, in adding one more bright deed to the brilliant rc cord of Grant's Administration. This incident occurred during thc affair A ( ter the soldier! had de ployed about the yard, thc order was passed around, "Shoot him down, if he runs out!"-Another Minor Paris order, showing how reckless these soldiers qf Grant are of human life ! In justice to the soldiers we are glad to state that they behaved in -a most civil and courteous manner to wards Mrs. Avery and her children, making no impertinent remarks, of fering her no wanton indignities, and conducting the search in as quiet and peaceable a.inaniier as possible. They performed the onions duty with evi dent reluctance. No' doubt theil cheeks burned with shame ; and no doubt in their hearts they cursed a government that forced its soldiers to do such unsoldierly, such ignominious work.--Rock Sill, (S. C.). Lantern, 22d. ' SPIES AND INFORMERS -One of the curses inflicted by Radicalism upon our country is the great army of low black-guards, detectives, still house spies, whiskey-smellers, sneak ing informers, &c. Daniel Webster once said thai "We must look above the law and beyond the law to the prevalence of well-principled and enlightened public sentiment." Laws can only be enforced when they are in accord jvith public sentiment. Hepce they must be wise, just and impartial, to meet the support of the people. . The test oath prostituted the sacredness of the oath and led tp immeasurable, perjury. The unjust tax upon the industry of the country has led to blockade running and eva sions of the revenue laws. So spies are stuck; about in every neighbor hood to watch and report those who are trying to dodge the unjust laws. Then there is another set of spies-of a higher degree to watch the spies of a lower degree. Then a third set called supervisors, to watch the second set, and so on and so on. All this scum is born of Radical ism. In th? better days of the Re public, a detective was an unknown monster. A spy would have been looked upon with absolute horror. The Bible denounces the whole dirty class of informers : " Thou shalt not go up and down as a tale-bearer among thy people." A system di rectly opposed to the Bible must be all wrong, and this system has been forced upon the country by Radical corruption and villainy.-Southern Home. KOT A SATISFACTORY EXPERIMENT. -Here is a bit of grotesque humor from New Orleans : Mr. Gray discovered a non-explo sive illuminating fluid. To snow how safe the new oompoun? was, he invited a nux-bar of Ibis friends to ! meet him in Lis room, win'thc 'had brought a barrel of thc t I which he at once proceeded to with a red-hot poker. As he A through the "roof of his house, act panied by his friends, he endeavi to explain to his nearest compet?, de voyage that the particular nun the.barrel had too much benzin it, but the gentleman said he hat engagement higher up, and could wait for the explanation. Mr. G continued his ascent until he met Jones, who informed ?him that tl was no necessity for him to go higter, as everybody was corr down ; so Mr. Gray started bael be with the party. Mr. Gray's wie offers for sale the secret ?br the m ufacture of the non-explosive fluic a reduced rate, as she wishes to r; money enough to buy'a silver-hand coffin, . with a gilt plate, for tho 1 *Mr. Gray. No cams. 31 r( Greeley's Record, ' After Mr. Greeley had gone Richmond to become bail ?or Mr. J vis, and hbd signed his bail-bond, was met on his return to New Yi by a letter from the President o body, known as the Union Lea? Club, summoning him! to answer arraignment of his conduct over t signatures pf thirty-?dd of the In order to show in a singula strong light the character of the m whose destiny has become of si rimporiance to the.country, we extii ,a large part of his reply to the im leiit summons. Having first denic strated the. consistency of his cou: on the subject "?f amqesty aud t restoration of friendly relations 1 tween the North and the South, thus continued : On the following day I wrc again : * * ? * ?We eQtreat t President promptly to cfo and da ih the cause of magnanimity.? TJ Southern mind is now open to kin ne3.s, and may be magnetically affec ed by generosity. Let assurance once be given that there is to be General Amnesty and no general Co fiscati?n. lilis' is none the less tl dictate of wisdom, because it is ah the dictate of mercy. What we a< is, that the President* say in effec 'Slavery,,through rebellion, commi ted suicide, let the North and Soul unite to bury the carcass and the clasp hands across the grave.' "I am for universal amnesty-J far as immunity from fear of punisl mont or confiscation is ooncerned even though impartial suffrage shoal for the present be defeated. I di think it desirable that Jefferson Da vis should be arraigned and tried ic treason ; and it still seems to me th? this might properly have been don "many months ago. But it was nc done then ; and now I believe it wodi result in far more evil than good. I would rekindle pasoious that hav nearly burned out or been hushed t sleep; it would fearfully convuls and agitate the South ; it would ar rest the progress ol' reconciliatioi and kindly fe.-ling lhere ; it wouli cost a large sum directly and a fa larger indirectly ; and, unless thaju ry wore scandalously packed, i would result in a non-agreement oi no verdict. I can imagine no gooc end to bo subserved by such.? trial and-holding Davis neither bettei nor worse than several other.-;-would have him treated as they aro." Is it conceivable' that men whe can read, and who were made aware of'this declaration-:f?r mosto' you were present and shouted approval ol Mr. Fassend en's condemnation of my views at the Club, two or three even ings thereafter-can now pretend that my/aiding to have Davis bailed ii novel and unexpected? Gentlemen, I shall not a'tend your meeting this evening. I have an en gagement out of town, and shall keep it. I do not recognize you as capa ble of judging, or even fully appre hending me. Yon evidently regard me a,s n weak sentimentalist, misled by a maud ?in philo ophy. .. I arraign yon as narrow-minded blockheads, who would like to be useful to a great und good cause, but. don't know how. Your attempt to base a great, endur ing party on the hate And wrath nec sssarily engendered by a bloody civil war, is as though you should plant rf :olony on an iceberg which had some how-drifted into a tropical ocean.. I, tell you here that, out-tjf a life' ear aWIy devoted to the good of human kind, your children will select my go ing to Richmond and signing the bail bond as the wisest act, and will feel that it did more for freedom and hu manity than all of you were compe tent to do,'though you had lived to the age of Mcthusaleh. I ask nothing of you, then, but that you proceed to your end by a iirect, frank, manly way. ' Don't si Ile off into a mild resolution of cen sure, but. move the expulsion which pou purposed, and which I deserve, if I deserve any reproach whatever. All I care for is, that you make this a, square, stand-up fight, and r?cord your judgment by yeas and nays. I ;are not how few vote with me, nor how many vote agai :st me ; for I know that the latter will repent it in dust and ashes before three years nave passed. Understand, once for ill, that I dare you arid defy you ind that I propose to fight it out on the line that I have held from the ?lay of Lee's surrender:. So long as my man was Beeking to overthrow our Government, be was my enemy ; from the hour in which he laid down his arms, he was my formerly erring countryman. So long as any is at heart opposed to the national unity, the Federal 'authority, or to that as sertion of the Equal Rights of "ll Men which has become practically identified with Loyalty and National ity, I shall do my best tc deprive L him ot power ; but, whenever he j ceases to be thus, I demand his re-: atoration to all the privileges of; American citizenship. . I give you t fair notice that I shall urge the re-1 enfranchisement of those now pro-1 scrib'ed for Rebellion *o soon as I shall feel confident thai this' course ia consistent with the freedom of tho blacksand the unity of the Republic, and that'I shall- demand \ recall of all now in exile only for participa ting in the Bebellion, whenever the . ( j country aimil have been so thoro ly pacified that ita safety will thereby be endangered. .And gentlemen, hobing that you will he forth comprehend me somewhat ter than you have done, I remain Yours, HORACE GR?ELE"! Hew York MayJ22> 1867. Scott and Parker's Record. The Charleston 'Republican,, i moral lecture to Rev. R. H. Cain, independent colored Editor of Missionary Record, of that city j consequence of his advocacy of 1 eat officials to control the State G I eminent, siys :" " Aud now, one thing more, and are done. i^hat is the record 'of R. K. S and Niles G. Parker, from 1861 1865 ? We will answer that brie] They helped to abolish slavery I to make liberty universal. T iey helped to declare the Un ? indissoluble-???pec? io declare i fact by force of arms-and then subatitute citizenship for slavery. They helped to Bubdue the reb ion add establish the national sup macy. . Tliey helped to emancipate lab re-establish the national unity, a give peace and security to forty m ion citizens." What a glorious record ! But,} Republican, why stop at 1865 ? W don't y JU complete the record " op date ?" These precious pets of yours'ha been helping ever since 1865. Tht-y helped to increase the 'd( of the S? ate, at least $15,000,000 three years. They helped to fraudulently isa millions of State bonds. They liclpcd to pasa an act m".ki these lhiudlently issued bonds vali and compelling the people to p them. They helped' to swindle the Sta out of nearly a million of dolla through the "Land Commission." They helped to give $i,80O.O< out of the Treasury^ to the Blue Ridj Railroad. They helped to increase the tax of the State tenfold. They have helped to close up tl Free Schools. They have helped to deprive. 'tl inmates of the Lunatic Asylum of tl necessary wants and comforts of lif and close up the institution. They helped to corrupt the Legi; lature. And finally, They have helped themselves io mo; of the inon?y that came into the Sta< Treasury, whereby the "honor au credit of thr . State ar? gone, and draft upon the Treasury for $50 j not worth more than $20. Men wit such a record deserve the highest pc .sition in Gen. Stolbraud's deparl nient.-Union Times. -.--? TOBACCO O? No TOBACCO?-Th great tobacco war continued. At th recent meeting of the New Yoi\ Methodist Conference, a resolutioi recommending entire abstinence frorj the old veg table being under discus iou,.the venerable Dr. Bichardsoi declared that he had been cured of I distemper by smoking; tfiat behac also chewed tobacco ; that he was Si years old, and that he " felt lik< blessing the weed every morning o his life. ' Praise from the clergy if praise indeed. Then we have bef"H us a setof " Genera; Rules of Health,' drawn up for the use ol the student? of one of uur'Universilies, and excel lent niles some of them are ; bul what are we to say to this : " Nevci chew tobacco ; smoke the milder kiuds, in long clay pipes, which should be changed often." Well, here is a Con ference Doctor telling what a fine thing chewing tobacco has been for him, and a College Doctor recom mending " long clay pipes !*' The last are certainly soholastieal imple ments, and have been eypr since the :lays of Dr. Parr and Robert Hale. However, there is plenty of authori ty on the other side, and if a person who is in doubt'will 'read everything before beginning to smoke which has been written for or against smoking, it is probable that he will never smoke it all-at least in this world. TH? GIRL OF THE PEEIOD AT THE PIANO.-The Poet of the Breakfast Tabler gives this vivid' description ol' the manner in which a girl of the period makes ready to play and plays tier grand piano : " It waa a young woman, with .as many white muslin flounces round her as the planet Sa turn ba-V rings, that did it. She gave the music-stool a twirl cr -?wo, and fluffed down on to it like a whirl of soap suds in a hanu-basin. Tben she pushed up her cn?s as if she. was joing^o fight for the champion's-belt. Ihen she worked her wrist and hands, co limber 'em, I suppose and spread sut her fingers till they looked as though they would "pretty much cover the key board, from the growling 2nd to the little squeaky one. Then those two hands of hers made a jump it the keys as if they were a couple af tigers coming down on a flock of' olack and white sheep, and the piano 'ave a great howl as if ita tail had been trod on. Dead atop--so still pou could hear your hair growing. Then another jump, and another liowl, as if the piano had two taila md you had trod on both of ;em at ince, and a clatter and . scramble and strings of jumps, up and down, back md forward, one hand over the other, like a stampede of rats.and mice nore than like anything I call music." EX-GOVERNOR OBR.-This distinguish ;d demagogue, who ha's been "everything it times, and nothing long," who advoca :ed secession, raised a regiment for Con fed?rate service, but failed to put in an ?ppearancc to take command, preferring a jeut in thc Confederate Congress, and at ilie cunciuaion of the " unpleasan'.ness" was imong tho first to throw himself into the Radical ranks, we observe, 'has been ha ranguing the citizens of Columbia on tho beanies of Grantisra and all thc other in fernal isms of the day. He m iy be re paid by a scat (in case of his reelection) in the Cabinet of Mr. Grant, in recognition of the services he has rendered against the oeople of his State ; but there will never be penned a blacker page in the history of this country than that which records the deeds performed by this political char latan against au outraced and oppressed commonwealth.-Charleston Republican. Jiidcunimcr -Maladies. j The hot solar rays that ripon th? har-' j vests generate manv distressing dlscsse-. If the liver be at. all predisposed to i : regularities, this is the season in' wah b biBous attacks may bo anticipated, -v. weak stomach, too, is weakest in tl e summer months, and the loss of vitality .through the pores by excessive pep.rjir.i tionls BO great, that a wholesome toni'-. ? combining also the properties of ? ditfit sive stimulant and gentle ?xbikmwic, is in many cases necessary td healthy ar a , underno circa instance should be du-, pensed with hythe sickly and debj/ititei. Of all tho preparations intended th UH fa refresh, sustain, and fortify the h,"r,,rn frame, there is none that will 'compare', with Hostett?r's Celebrated, stomach. Bitters. They have been weighed in t\.G ? balance of experience and u<4 found, wanting ; have been recommended fr</n, the first asa great medicinal specific, n ft as a beverage, and in spite ot' ihtcre.st( d opposition irom innumerable quarters, stand, after a twenty years trial, at the head of ali proprietary medicines 'in tended for the prevention and cure of ail. ordinary complaints cf the stomach, the?, liver, the bowels, and the nerves. In the unhealthy districts bordering the freat rivers of California, Hostetter'st (omach Bitters may be classed as ther standard one for every species of inter mittent or remittent fever. Thepeople who inhabit those district?,, place the the most implicit confidence in the pre paration-a confidence that ic increased every year by the results of its opera tioh. , . , m . As bitters, so caliea, of. the niost per nie io us character, are springing up like : ningi on every side, the ^nbhc, is hereby ' forewarned against the dram-shop frauds. *. Ask for Hotrtetter's Bitters, see th?iV?u "label, etc'., are'correct, and romembcr that the genuine article is never sold in bulk, but in bottles only. AN' ESSENTIAL Or LOVELINESS.-To be entirely ..beautiful, the hair should be abundant and lustrous. .This is abso lutely'essential tb complete loveliness. The most regular features, the mostbril liant complexion and pearliest teeth fail of their du a effect if the hair bo thin, dry, or harsh. On th?. coutr?ry-r the plainest lace, if it be but sur?npun ed by luxuriant and silken tresses, is apt to impress the beholder with a sens? of actual beauty:, . That crowning Ornament ?; of her sex'ia, happily, within the reach ^ of lovely woman, and being as discriml- ; Hating as she is lovely, she long ago dis covered that LYON'S KATH ARION was the sure means of securing.it. No! prepa ration for the Hair eVer enjoyed a tithe ' , of its popularity, arjdho wonder, since* . it produces such gratifying results. Ap plied to the- waste and burren placed of the scalp, it fructifia and -enriches them with a hew and ample growth. It Ls not, of course, pretended ?p?t'it will do thia if the. capacity ""for reproduction . is .ex tinct, but so long.as it remains that -won derful rehabilitant will assuredly propa gate tho germ of the hair into hie and - activity. R. V. FIERCE,' M.,D.> of Buffalo, N. Y., will send his book on CHRONIC DIS EASES'freo to any address. To Neutralize Offensiveness. . In many forms we uso disinfecting agents. Impure breath, caused*by bad . teeth, tobacco, spirits, or catarrh, is neu tralized by SOZOOONT. 'Tis a healthful beautifier, and a great luxury as a den tifrice. The repulsive breath is by its use rendered as fragrant as a rose, *and . coldness by friends- or lovers will lie no longer noticed. Spalding'? Glue m,nids everything.. ? -<.*?* ? Thc *'Dog Days?? and thejr Danger. At this season of tac year, tho blood is apt to become impure : the appetite poor: the skin sallow: thc body enfeebled: the system relaxed, making it suscepti ble to attacks of Chills and Fever, Rheu matism, eruptions of the skin and tho development of the effects of the injudi - cious us? of Calomel. All this troupe may be avoided by the use of a few bot tles of Di. ': itt's Sarsaparilla and Queen's Delight. It is harmless in its effects but, a powerful enemy to diseases. Tr\ lt, and you will find it a friend in need. ' . . Dr. Tutt's Liver Pills move tho Bow els to a healthy action, uot acting a-> it were mechanically, but they stimulate the secretions, and hi a healthful and * natural manner expel all impurities without weakening tao body. Dr. Tute* Hair Dye Docs Not'hijnr< the Hair. m. - TnE VILLAGE CHURCH.-It should not look uko si barn or storehouse. It should be a building, the very sight of which would cause devout feelings in ' ,: the breast A well-carved cross should point to heaven; massive paneled doors should impress the visitor wit? the solemnity of the place into which ho is entering; stained glass should throw a mystic light athwart the. aisles; pulpit, altai;, ceiling and galleries should'bc or namented with figurative mouldings, ' and the columns that support tho galle ries, and the balusters that rail them in, should be of classic patterns. Any con gregation wishing such a church should send their orders for finishing material 1 to Mr. P. P. ToALfl, importer of Trench*. steined glass,' and manufacturer of and ?. ??. dealer in Doors, Sashes, Blinds, &c., No. ?0 Hayne street, Charleston, S. C. . H. W. ADDISOrY, LAWYER . LAW RANGE, EDGEFIELD, C. Ht ' Brick Office, formerly office of Mo ragne <x Addison. Jan. 1, ly .2 law Notice. THE undersigned have formed a Co partnership for the PRACTICE OF LAW in Edgefield County, and the Counties of the Filth Circuit, under thc name and style df MAGRATH d- ABNEY. They will also Practice in the Courts of Trial Jnsti?es for these Counties.* THOMAS P. MAGRATH, JOHN R. ABNEY. Edgefield, Dec 13, tf 51 -r-i---: JOHN E. BACON, . JEFF. D. TALBERT. BACON & TALBERT, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW, Will practice in Edgelield^and adjoining Co annes. Edgefield C. H., Apr 2 (Jin 15 M. L. BONHAM. R. G. BONHAM. B?XJBLAM & BO-VI? AJI, Attorneys at Law. Office, at Edgefield C. H., S. C. Jan 21 tf 5 W. H. SHAFFER; \ . Dentist, HAVING located at Edgefield offers his Professional services to tho cit izens and surrounding country. Office at the late residence of S. S. Tompkins, Esq. Feb 28 , tf 18 Refreshing Soda Wpter * 7* rho Ladies Praise It ! The Gentlemen Like It! Everybody Drinks It ? My Superb Soda Fount is now in ml! olast, and stands ready at all hours ol the day to furnish customers .with de lightful Arctic SODA WATER, flavored frith the best and purest SYRUPS. Prompt attention given to every one. A. A. OLISBY. May 22 tf / ' 22' Notice! THE Undersigned having disposed of his Mercantile interest at Newberry, S. C., can now be found with T.fc JONES'?' & SON, at Jphnston's Depot., C, C. & A::;', R. H., where he will be glad to see his friends and serve them in any wav. J. PICARDY. June 19, St 26