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BY ?. BLORBO?. ^ : \ ED6EFEILD, S. G., JULY .4, 1872,
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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
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
" 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
^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
. " 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
" 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
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
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
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 ?
" 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
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
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. '
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
-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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 -
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.
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. .
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.*
Edgefield, Dec 13, tf 51
Will practice in Edgelield^and adjoining
Co annes.
Edgefield C. H., Apr 2 (Jin 15
Attorneys at Law.
Office, at Edgefield C. H., S. C.
Jan 21 tf 5
. 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 *
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.
May 22 tf / ' 22'
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.
June 19, St 26

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