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'.?.<*<.I'..M, .."U,?,!.,,!.,!!!,.i.nu'l4HM*?'i"-? i.mi'11'n'^iQ.Mivi??.MMM.Mii?N?M'nHu?im.'.I^I'M'H'HI?.i.M*MHi*wyM%Hi>MlM'ilM.?M.M.?M.M..?.,?.,.?!..?..>i,.."..,?.I.MI,M,....?...'..M.,.?.".... EDGEFIELD, S. C., SEPTEMBER 7. 1876. VOLUME XUt:So. SS. -' DEMOCRATIC SONG. -4 ir-" Yankee Doodle." Tilden aud Hendricks are the men To guide the storm that's brewing; For cleaning out the vilest den, And stop the lease renewing. Oh S. J. Tilden is the man With Hendricks so well mated; They'll squelch tho false republican Whose deeds are execrated. II. Yes they will takeupen themselves The task of renovating ; And laying by upon the shelves The party dominating. Oh S. J. Tilden, etc. ni. Reform's the watchword these hard times Give heed, ye peculators, Or you may find the law confines Such brazen violators. Oh S. J. Tilden, etc. IV. There's whiskey rings and other things, That makes the mind grow weary, A surfeit we have had that brings Corraption out quite clearly. Oh S. J. Tilden, etc. v. :* Let no guilty mau escape, sir," Commands Ulysses briefly, For I am the chief magistrate, And will release them freely. Oh S. J. Tilden, etc. vi. What use of prisons, courts or laws, If they are disregarded? If Felons slip from out their claws, By President discharged ? Oh S. J. Tilden, etc. vu. Good people all let's emulate Our Tilden at reforming, And then the victory consecrate By works and deeds performing. Oh S. J. Tilden, etc From the Charleston Netts and Courier. The Democratic Candidates for Con gress. At this time South Carolina has not a single Democratic Congressman, not one representative of the sixty thousand whites who possess the bulk of the prop erty and pay nearly all the taxes. The State has been systematically "gerry mandered," so as to deprive tuc minority of representation, but in the third and fourth districts the Republican majority is small, and. with a thorough canvass^ can be overcome. In giving the voting population of the several districts we have taken Ile figures of State census ol 1S75, which is notoriously inaccurate. It is doubtful that the colored vote is as large as that census makes it, so that we put the worst face upon the contest in adopt ing its figures. An allowance has to be madejmweverjor the whitey Republican f vole, whtor irfsoirfo of"theTrpper eonnties* is considerable : 1. The first Congressional district is composed of the Counties of Chesterfield, Marlboro', Darlington, Sumter, George town. Williamsburg, Marion and Horry. The voting population, according to the State census of 1S75, ?3: Whites; 14,147, Colored, 20,523. The Democratic candi date is Mr. John S. Richardson, of Sum ter, a grandson of the late Judge Rv&. ardson, and one of the leading members of the bar of the Eastern Circuit. From 1851 to 1854 he was reading clerk of the House of Representatives of th? State, snd served during the war as a Captain in Kersbaw's Brigade. He was a delegate to the St. Louis Convention. Mr. Richardson is a gentleman of refine ment, culture and marked ability, a grace ful speaker, and has, besides, the entire confidence of the people of bis district. The odds against him are heavy, but Mr. Richardson delights in just such strug gles, and will make the Radical dry bones rattle before election day. 2. The Second C ongressional District is composed of the Counties of Chari^ton, Orangeburg and Clarendon. Acv..*ding to the census of 1875, the vote is : Whites 10,750, colored 24,273. The Democratic candidate is Maj. Theo. G. Barker, of the Charleston bar. Previous to the war he belonged to the school of politics known as the Co-operation party, and was a con stant advocate of the representation of South Carolina in the councils of the Na tional Democracy. He was a delegate to the State Convention which nominated delegates to the Charleston Convention of ISoO, and was Chairman of the Central Democratic Committee of South Carolina in that campaign. Immediately upon the secession of the State he volunteered in the army, and by request of Gen. Hampton accepted the Adjutancy of the Hampton Legion. Throughout the war he was the Adjutant-General of that dis- ) tinguished leader. Maj. Barker served as. a member of the House of RepresentfP tives, from Charleston, in the Legislature of 1S65. Since then he has not partici. pated in politics. When thc recent Con vention met the Charleston delegation were engrossed with the question of im mediate . -ninations or postponement, aud had not considered the matter of a Con gressional nomination. When the Con gressional Convention met, and were cast ing about for a candidate, Mr. Barker, in order that the ticket might be full, ex pressed his willingness to undertake the canvass, and was unanimously nominated. Ile is an eloquent and- effective speaker, and both in the canvass and in the halls of Congress, if elected, will make his in fluence felt. . The colored majority to be overcome is tremendous, but such is the state of politics in this district that a political revolution u not unlooked for. 3. The Third Congressional District is composed of the Counties ofOconec, Pick ens, Anderson, Abbeville, Newberry, Rich land, Lexington and Laurens. The vo ting population is : Whites ?18,295; color ed 20,918 The Democratic candidate is Col I). Wyatt Aiken, . a native of Fair field Count/, but a resident of Abbeville County. Col. Aiken graduated at the Sonth Carolina College in the same class, wjth Conner, Barker and Simor.ton, and has faithfully sei ved the State in the'Leg .islature and in the field. . During tho war he.commanded the 7tb South Carolina Regiment, and waa wounded several times..; Ai Sha-rpsbprg he, was believed to have beeb mortaHy wounded, 'and his obituary was actually published in the Charleston Courier. He was a member of the Leg islature of 1S65, and a vigorous opponent of the Black Code. Since that time he | has eschewed politics, directing himself to ' the advocacy of a diversified system of agriculture and the planting o(t small grain. In this way, b'y writing anti talk- j ing, he has done vast service to the peo- j pie. Col. Aiken was likewise the chief ? organizer and exponent in- this State of the order of Patrons of Husbandry. He is now the Chairman of the Executive Committee of thc National Grange, and Master of the State Grauge. Col. Aiken is also the editor and proprietor of the Eural Carolinian, an agricultural maga 1 zine of a high order and groat merit. Col. Aiken is an incisive and effective speaker, and when elected, as he assured ly will be, will be a most able representa tive ih^he Halls of Congress of the ag ricultural interests of the South. 4. The FourtrrCongressional District is .composed of the Counties of Union, Spar tanburg, Greenville, Yoi?, Chester, Lan caster, Kershaw and Fairfield. The vo ting population is : White 1S.970, colored 19,957. The Democratic candidate is Col. John H. Ev.ns, of Spartanburg, than whom there is not in South Carolina a finer specimen of the liberal and accom plished gentleman. He belongs to one of the oldest and best families in the State, is a lawyer by profession, and about forty-three years of age. - Before the war he was a member of the State Legislature, and during the war served as Captain in Jenkin'a crack regiment, the Palmetto Sharpshooters. At Frazier's Farm, in the seven days' battles, he was wounded am. disabled. Since thc war he has-been an active promoter of all works of- internal improvement, and did much to secure the running of the Air Line Railroad through Spartanburg. For some years he was a director of the Air Line Railroad, and is now a director of the Spartanburg and Asheville Railroad. Col. Evins'is an able lawyer, and conspicuously amiable and upright. An Elder of the Presbyterian Church, he is beloved and honored for his purity, liberality and sincerity in every walk of life. The term of office of Col. Evins as Congressman will b-^gin on the 4th of March. ?. The Fifth Congressional District is composed of the Counties of Colleton, Beaufort, Barnwell, Elgefield and Aiken The voting population is : Whites 12,03 colored 2?,0fii). The Democratic candi- 1 date ?3 Mr. G. D. Tillman, of Edgefield, a < successful planter in the upper part of t the County. He is a membvr of the Bar, but does not practice. From 1S51 to 1?S?5 he represented Edgefield County in th Legislature, and was a supporter of th Orr policy in the Constitut ional Cou ven tion of 1&35. Mr. Tillman is aj man of ability} an imprzks:v? spvarfer, ?nU abcutrj sixty years of age. He has been a r of extreme views, but accepts in good 11 faith the broad and liberal platform of th Convention by which he was nominated There ?3 no question of his earnestness; patriotism and integrity, and he is one of those who, in public as in private life, do what they think is right, whatever thc consequences. The candidates, as we have shown, are citizens of character and capacity. They have clear records in private life, and their sincerity in public life is beyond dispute The people will spare no pains to elect them. Tbe Work of Intimidation. 11 President Grant's order directing the General of the Army to hold all troops not engaged in actual hostili-11 ties against the savages of the West, in a state ol' readiness to intimidate the people of the South, has received merited condemnation from the press | \ of the country. Herl and there we find a Radical paper which approves of the order. The Washington or gan of the President, the National . Republican, published at Washington, has this to say on the s"Sject: " There are but thirty-two counties in Sout?i Carolina. If Republicans will at; >mpt to vote at but three pre cincts : .ach county it will enable the Government to place a squad of j twenty soldiers at each of these, who can easily see to it that American citizens are not shot down in cold blood~simply for voting for the can didates of their choice. Two thous and soldiers in the Palmetto State will be quite enough to teach Wade Hampton and his iollowers that this is indeed a free Republic." In accordance with this plan of the President for intimidating the white ?^io. of certain Southern States that arel?fcnsidered doubtful, two cOarpa- j nies of United States troops from At lanta have been sent to Edgefield, South Carolina, for the purpose of j taking part iu the election in that county. We do not object to troops being stationed in the South whenev er it may become necessary to need their presence, but it is an infamous outrage upon the Government and upon the people of the whole coun try to attempt to use the army for political purposes.. .The purpose of] the President is to intimida^! the peo ple, but we are hopeful that this re sult will not be attained. On several occasions within the last ten years troops were stationed in Georgia for like purposes. The result in this State shows that the soldiers did not do the cause of Democracy much harm. It is the outrage upon the constitutional rights of our people and the assumption of arbitrary pow er by the President that excites alarm and arouses indignation among good men everywheie. The people "have reason to be alarmed for the eafety of J republican government when the President uses the army to uphold the waning fortunes of his party. The fresicTen^s order must be obey ed. Congress having adjourned, th?re is , np power to revoke the" ordejj Here, in Georgia, the State being sra <? 1 overwhelmingly Democratic, it is not likely that troops will be used. But they will be sent to North and South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana, which States the Radicals hope to carry by the aid of the bayo net. The people of South Carolina will act with forbearance and wisdom. The soldier's will be present, not of their own vol.tion, but by order of President Grant. Kindness, firmness, patience and prudence must be the watchwords. Our people know how to treajft>rave men who are ordered to pei finn a disagreeable duty. The result?ay prove different from what our enemies anticipate. : Those who were tint to plague and intimidate may comfort and eucourage when the contest is at hand.-Chronicle ? Sen tinel. Thc Bayonet and the Senate. Among the many reasons why the Republicans intend to use the bayo net in the Southern elections is their letermination to resort to the most desperate expedients to preserve their majority in the Senate. There are ten seats to be filled in eight States, where, on some manufactured and lying pretext, troops may be used. The States to which we refer are Ar kansas, Louisiana, South Carolina, md Texas, thd four present Senators being Republicans, and there being jne vacancy in Louisiana; and Geor gia, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, the four Senators being Democrats, and there being one va cancy in West Virginia. Even with Tilden in the White [louse, if the Republicans can con trive -to-hold a majority in the Senate, ;hey will be able to throw many ob ?tades" in the way of his reform policy, and especially while Congress s in sestion. The Republicans do iot hope to control the next Senate jnless they can B cure five or six of .he seats in the eight States we have lamed ; and they would be sure to ose them all if the elections thereiu n November were to be as peaceable, jrderly and free as the recent elec ion iu Alabama. Now, does anybody imagine that, ?vith these great interests at stake, ,he party that has lived for eight fears through corruption, fraud and violence, is going to let the Senate ill the forces it can core mar.d to re am its grasp upon it? Very well. We aie glad the issue s so easily and so clearly defined. Let it be tried not in eigh' States >nly, but in thirty-eight, before all ;he people.-JV. Y. Sun. The Bayonet Order. Albany Argus?Dem.. : The people viii not fail to seeVthtft at an expense )f millions ofy?ollars the army is to ie increased to serve\ the purposes of i political p*arty, ancL to help carry ;he election. The tim: lr at hand foi ;he overthrow of the administration guilty of such a conspiracy against ;he liberties of the people, an i we jelieve the result is not doubtful. Cincinnati Enquirer, Dem. : The icheme to provoke the people of the South and overawe that section with ;he army justVhpfbre the election is jeing rapidlyj?^yeloped. Mr. Chand ler, by th^judicious use of funds, will be able to start outrages at such points as may be deemed desirable. Hartford Times, DJOI. : " The bor 1er settlers are to be left to the toma lawk and 6calpin^Jfetfife," and the ;roops are to be sent roto the South ern States to manage the elections. Conservative-people will be likely to tsk wh'?tjher 7such a pp.rty is the oroper one to control a free govern ment. J? j Newark Courier, Dem.: Feeling ihe ground going from under them in ?very direction^ with the South al most ;unanimou8 for Tilden, with New York, New Jer-sfey and Connecticut already assured ?to the Democratic columr, with Indianna pretty certain mcora?L and with States a*sa?lusetts, New H*mp aine ana South Carolina g in the wind, just as likely e way aa the other, the Hayes rs are resolved upon attempt poleonip-like coup, that of bayoneting alfdflragooning the-Sonth into support of their ticket. ?-? -rr- - THE BOYS IN BLUB.-We note among the recennordejs for the move ment of United^?fates troops in-the South the fojjtftoiog : " Companies A Vnd E, Eighteenth Infantry, from Atlanta, Georgia, to Edgefield, South Carolina;. Compa ny K, 'Eighteenth Infantry, from Greenville'to Laurensville, Laurens County, S. C.; Corfp^uE, Fifth Ar tillery, from Sjinfflerville, and Com pany H, EigMeenth Infantry, from Columbia to Blackville, 'Barnwell County, S. C. Th^se troops will go into camp at the points to which they are ordered, and will be supplied with sixty, days rations."-Charleston News and Couria: THE Commissione\o??ftterpal Rev "*fouced itkwypay of all the lectorsJfpercent; and has at Jme compensation of a dd the fees prescribed in a ideally issued shall in no the sum of $5 per day. Correspondence I BETWEEN REV. SILAS CURTIS, OF NEW HAMTSHIRE, AND REY. J. W. DUNJEE (COLORED), OF THIS CITY. CONCORD, N. H., Joly 26,1876. Dear Brother T.unjee : On the 12th inst. I sent you a check for $50, and have received no Teceipt or anything from you since. To-day I received a letter from Harper's Ferry in which is the fol lowing sentence : " The report is current here that Bro. Dunjee has gone over to the rebels, and is go ing to stump for Tilden and Hen dricks. I am afraid it is so." My Dear Bro. D., is there any truth in that report ? Have you even i&^&iftoltght of doing nny such a thing ? If you have, I pray you pause before you take a single step in that direction. Such a course would bo a cause of great grief to all your true friends, and the true lovers of freedom and piety. In doing this you will bring a wound and reproach upon your mission work among freed men, and ruin your own usefulness as a minister of Christ. How will all those feel who have contributed for your support in our mission work for Richmond meeting-house, ?cc, &C., if yon now desert your brethren and go over to the old Rebe, the ha ters of the colored man and the cause of freedom^and give your influence to strengthen the hands of such men as Jeff. Davis, and those who have murd?red thousands and thousands of your colored brethren at the South within a few years past to prevent them from voting for the cause of their own God-given rights? 0, this cannot be ; I will not believe it can be so till I hear moie from you. Do write me by return! maiLabd send receipt for the t?f^^fnr* and tell me if the^<?fany ffiundation for the repoftto which I hive alluded ; and be entreated to go?o further in that direction, if you hm? taken one step, until you consult with your true friends, Brothers Morrell, Brackett, Stewart, Burgess, Anthony, Chase, &c, &c. Do uot fa i Ato let me hear from you at ouceJ?,d give me the facts on this sut?^fc^X yJKs truly, SILAS CURTIS. JP. Sj#^Uen a^d H-sndrk-ks. are i?ent?nwf ?Fith the old Kebef pafty, and will be supported by ex-Rebs of the Jeff. Dne stripe and those who sympathized mth them duriug the war and si nee, ltd I would just as soon vote for Jefljt)avis for President as I would for S^am. Tilden, the former associate withNBoss Tweed, ol New York, and alwaysV Rebel sym pathizer. \ S. C. RICHMOND, Aug. 21, 187G. Dear Brother Curtis : Yours of July 2?th is before me, asking me about rumors which you have heard in regard to my going over to the " rebels." First, I would state that I nata tried to fulfill my whole duty inlmy^-wbrk here, and have nota^arfwtinie neglected my missio^if^utiesf No man is more in terested in al ll that pertains to the best welfare of the colored people and their highest development. So, I have tried to conduct myself and teach my people that it is their Chris tian duty to make friends with the white people of the South, among whom they live. This can be done without sacrificing any principle ol manhood ; in fA^iitrgouthern^peo ple do no^sfxee colored people to compromise a emgle right. But we who live here se\ th? great impor tance of a full and manly reconcilia tion between the two races. Thia can be done by dividing the colored vote between the two . parties. As soon as it is thus divided, they will -;ease to b? an object -of ostracism and bone bf contention. Both par ties will then treat them with due tesp^ct^ Take Virginia, and the white" people of this ^t^^are as friendly to the colored people as they are anywhere in America ; the most friendly feelings exist between the t"/o races. What we. who are inter ested in the great cause of humanity are endeavoring to flo; j is to break down all color, lines,'* and altogether forget slavery, the war and the past, and go on to higher attainments and a broader Christian manhood. I be lieve the white people of the South are true in the professions they are now making. Tbey do not desire any more slavery ; they will . stand by all the results of the war ; they are in the Union to go ont no more forever. They are laboring nobly in our State for public education, with out regard to color. I have every right in Richmond that I.woulu have in Boston. They are. doing all for th? colored people in a benevolent way they can do. You know the late war laid its withering hand upon the South, and there are many poor people, both white and black; not withstanding, there are many of the white gentlemen who have.contribu ted largely., to -missions rw0rk for our people iii ^Richmond anrl'nther place? io. thaSonthj. 1 There are' 81,000 col ored people in this city Wbp rare de pending on the whites for-the bread they eat. ' Many poor people of color would starve to death here but for the kindnese of the whites in giving I them shelter and food. You can have j no idea ol' the true condition ol j things here. Now, iu the lace of all I these facts, I do not think the white people of the South very dangerous rebels. Just a word about some of our troubles. You have heard much talk about " carpet-baggers." You have no idea the amount of trouble these men have given, us. Men who were of the worst characters in the North, who were from the lowest haunts of New York and Boston, men as bad as crime could make them, who were negro haters in the North, have come South and taken advantage of the i. norance of the coloi_d people, and have been elevaip? ^H^ces of high tru6t in our State governments, for the sole purpose on their part to pluuder the public. Thl- same class of men neve arrayed the colored peo ple against the whited for political purposes, and, when trouble comes, desert them. All the mobs which we have had in the South have been gotten up by bad rar-n. I know we have some lawless white men here, but the good people of the South must not be blamed for their acts. You have them at the North' with you. This wild and fruitless con test has been going on for years, and who are the sufferers ? The colored men being the weaker pirty, always lose ground, and must, at last, go to the wall if the fight is kept up. I now you, in New Hampshire, may not see this matter as I do, but I tell you that the negro of the South must go under if the policy of the last few years is to be continued. Now, if the Home Missions Board discharges rae for these sentiments I regret it but cannot yield ray honest convic tions; I am soi ry I cannot make them see the rightfulness of my po tion. You ask me what the persons who have contributed from time to time for my support would think. To this I would say, if they understood my true position they would, I think, make those contributions more readi ly than evrr. The negro is now passing through the most critical pe riod of his history; and his destiny for good or evil will be sealed by hi action. If he arrays himself against ?nT^ulfe.peo^^'Tre^i.st. ?o?SVt or later, be ground 'to powder. There is no natural antagonism be tween the two races in the South ; the whites and blacks were born ant brought up together, and must livr and die together. The late trouble at Hamburg, South Carolina, and other troubles we have had in the South since the var, has not been the result of any ii! feeling on the part of our ?tomepurple, but is the result of the action of bad men wrho have come South end kept up from year to year the nost bitter political con test, and haze used every effort to keep the white and colored people from making friends. One of theil principal neans is the wholesale use of bad whiskey-also appealing to the very worst passions of the igno rant. No ston? is left unturned on their part to exasperate and excite the feelings of ?ur poor people, which might at any time be kindled into a flame which vould result in blood shed. I only Yonder we have not had ten riots where we have one. Now, I say tbst ev^ry good mau iii the South, white and black, ought to join hands aid r.d our fair sectiou from this terr.ble state of things. 1 hope you wiil not misunderstand me ; these clarges are not against the good people of the North. We will give the most hearty welcome to any good man 0/ the North who may come among us for good purposes. I think that if jou were to live here a lew years, YUH would take the same stand I have. We have some men from the Nortlz who >\re highly re spected, butj?^^f_t?jPse take the Wthe rn^n ob ^^M^?men, if they are to be citiiens of this country, must differ just as white men doon all the great questions of the day, such as finance, tariff, taxation, and questions of Jaw, trade, &c, e;c. Un til we arrive at this point we will be mere machines; and not men in the true sense of tie term. In conclusioi, I would call your attention to th? report of the Hon. B. B. Douglas, of Virginia, on the Freedman's Bank fraud, and the speech of Hen. W. S. Stinger, of Pennsylvania on the same subject. I would also call your attention to the large ainmnt of money stolen from the widflvs and orphans of the colored soldiers and sailors. The District ringand many other things might be mMtioned, but tune and space will not allow it. The colored voter of thflSouth, as ruled by the Radicals, ha? no liberty in the use of his ballot ; flieh liberty we claim, and must htfte, or continue slaves. He should taught independence and self-refajce. Please atelier me a few questions. Who 8houjl h the best judge of the trite cond?0] of the Southern peo ple, I, wh[u'e born and brought up in the SouP, as I havo been,- and f served t#ny-seven years of my ' s life a slav ('nen ahoy I played with I same stand, ijected to. white boys, and know there is no natur?.! bad feeling between the two lviee.-), or yourself ? What eau you in New Hampshire or Maine know of our conditiou down here ? Wheu you call our people " rebels" you do them a great wrong. I believe the people of the South are as loyal to the Union as those of the North. I ask you, as a Christian, do you think it right to be constantly abusing the Southern people ? They have come back to the Union and fully accepted all of the amendments to the Con stitution, with all the results of the war. The only reason why they have made such an effort to get hold of their own State governments, is to protect themselves from the wicked plundering* and robbery of carpet baggers ; and every good man, white and black, ought to join hands to emancipate our section from this fear ful state of things. Remember, that our homes in the South are as dear to us as yours in New Hampshire. Now, ho .v would you like your State to be infested with a gang of these political thieves, from another far country plundering the public treas ury and leaving a tax on the people too heavy for them to bear, exciting riots, causing bloodshed ? I ask you, would you help them to continue the work of destruction against your own people ? I tell you this is our con dition, and the coloied people are the main agency by which they are enabled to do their work ; and, in my judgment, nothing but a division of the colored vote can bring peace and prosperity, which we so much need ; and I feel that no pulpit work or'mission effort will enable me to do as much for my race as this work. I have given this matter eleven years' thought, and for years I have taken great pains to inform myself aa to the true feeling of the people of the South, and these are my con clusions : First, That the whites de sire to live with the colored people in peace and quietness and are do ing all they can to gain the object. They do not want all of the colored people to vote the Democratic ticket, bjt believe it would be best to divide their vote between the two parties. Thin point would have been gained years ago but for the terror of the Radical party and its loyal lleagnes. Thfirji hasf becn.no iuiimidmiop in the South 'worse than ?hat practised by the carpet-bagger party of the South. I do not charge the colored people with this cruelty. They are not to blame; they are only tools in :he hands of these bad men. I have icnown some colored men to be whip ped, some turned out of their church ?s, F nd all kinds of intolerant abuse lave been heaped upon those colored nen who dared vote the Democratic icket. In some parts of the South ;he life of a colored man (Democrat) s not very safe. I submit these facts ;o you as the honest conviction of my leart, and must say I caunot accept rour advice, because in doing so ? vould not do justice to myself and ny race. Yours, with great respect, JOHN W. DUNJEE, T oops lo Protect Democratic Negroes. The New York World makes some idmirable practical suggestions con ?erning the troops which Don Cam iron, acting under orders from Lieu enant-General Zachariah Chandler, viii straightway proceed,to distribute hrough the States of South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana, j't the negroes everywhere, says thc World, understand the truth. There ire many localities where those col ired men who wish to vote the Demo ratic ticket are ostracised and treat id with violence by negroes, stirred ip to such deeds by disreputable vhite men, who pocket the profit aud eave their dupes to be killed. The roope are sent South to protect these olored^Detnocratw- voters in the ixercise of the right of suffrage. Let hem understand this. If there is .ny place^vhere there is a probability hat colored Democrats will be inter ered with, let the local Democratic :ommittee confer publicly with the Jnited States Marshal on the subject. .Y he then applies for troops, well nd good ; if he declines to do so et hia^answer be made public ; it nay be of use later. If any Rcpub ?can orator 'ando takes to* deny Hud hese troops arc sent South io afford vroteclion to the colored Democratic^! tcrs, ascertain why they arc sent and na/cc his statement i^tblic. Every lepublican declaration that the army 3 to be prostituted to party n?cessi tes is worth a thousand votes in New fork and Now England. Colored Democrats must and shall ie protected in their rights and per ons, if it takes every soldier in the o rmy of the Union to do it. \ THE new State of Colorado is more han thirteen times as large as Mas achusetts, having an area of 104,500, quare miles ; and though at present slimated as having a population of ess than 150,000, it is generally re garded as destined in the not distant uture to take rank as one of the j? hining 6tars in the galaxy of the jj Jnion. i te Thc Til ilea Canvass Thus Far. Til? canvass on th>* democratic ??dc luis been, up to I'd- lim?-, sn li lt and tame as to raise ominous misgivings in the minds of democrats. It would be ridiculous to suppose that the par ty in power can be displaced without strenuous and aggi essive efforts. They bold the citadel, and without more energy on the part of the assailants they will continue to hold it. The democratic party has been acting on the defensive ever since the opening of the campaign. A parly out of power can accomplish nothing so long as it can be kept in a defensive atti tude. Unless there is a change very soon the democratic rarty may as well make up its mind to " hang its harp on the willows and sit down by the waters of Babylon and weep." Some democrats are trying to so lace themselves for the want of life in their campaign with the idea that a languid canvass is favorab'e Lc the party, because a full republican vote is not nicely to be called out when the public mind is in a state of apa thy. Thi.- reasoning holds good only in what are called the "off years, A Presidential year always brings large republican vote to the poll even in the States whe.e republican ascendancy is so assured that two fifths of the voters might stay at home without putting the electoral ticket in jeopardy. The attempt ol democrats to console themselves foi the flatness of the Tilden canvass by reasoning which holds good only in an oiTyear involves a fatal admission It concedes that the republicans a majority, and that they only need to muster their full strength to in sure a victory. This i; not an elec lion which can be carried by what Mr. Tilden used to call ''aslill hunt, inasmuch a.? the great body of the republicans never fail to vote in ? Presidential year. Every conspicuous thing which th democratic party has done since thc St. Louis nominations has been ai act of defence. Scott Lord's wei known resolution, which President Girant so neatly turned to republican iccount, was intended to repel an ac iusation. Mr. Hewitt's widely pub lished speech in reply to Mr. Kasson printed with to much laudation bv t!.e democratic prfcss, was an effort to i-opol attucks orijfl>ie chaiawrf of th .lemocratic nominee. Mr. Tilden ha been put on the defensive in the joints in relation lo certain railroad transaction:-:; put on thc defensive before public opinion in connection .villi his course during the war; put )n the defensive by his truckling to ;1 end ricks on the great, question cf .esumption ; and even the statistic? n his letter of acceptance have been successfully assailed. Thus far i ias been a canvass in which the dem )cratic party has had blows to take mt no telling Mows to give. The .epubliean candidate has not been :hus called on to meeta constant sue ?ession of charges. It is impnssiblc o damage him in public estimation >y assailing President Grant. Hayes s in no way responsible for the blun lers of the present administration tot more responsible for them than ?eneral Dix is ; less responsible for hem than Secretary Fish is ; and yet ?obody thinks that Dix or Fish can ie successfully stabbed through the ides of Grant. Hayes did not ap loint Beiknap ; Hayes did not pro ect Babcock ; Hayes does not own a ummer cottage at Long Branch, has lot spent his time in junketing about he country, has accepted no presents, mokes no big black cigars and has io immoderate fondness for "pups/' iayes is not hurt by these staple barges against Grant, but the char ds against Tilden, whether true or ilse, are leveled at himself. They lave thus far kept hi? organs and pokesinen on I he defensive, to the Teat detriment of his canvass. The most vigorous and efiicieut of .ll Mr. Tilden's supporters in the iress is trying to " extract sunbeams ?om cucumbers" by a parallel be ween the Presidential election of 840 and that of the present year. ?his is a cool cucumber, indeed ; a ery small vial will suffice for hold Qg the extracted sunshine. The Sun's .arallel holds good in but a single loint. It is quite true that the coun ry is suffering from financial depres ion-now as it suffered in 1S40, and Iso true that the financial stagnation ow, like the financial stagnation then 3 largely owing to derangement in he currency. But in all other re pects the present situation is a cci: rast to thai, which existed in 1S40. Ve do not merely refer to the con rast in the state of public feeling, irhich was as hot ard I lazing in 1S4? s it is apathetic now, but to the dif erent attitude of the popular mind n the question of remedies. Thc fhig party of 1840, like the demo ratic party of 1STG, was a party eeking power by exposures cf the xisting administration and by ap icals to a widespread sense of suffer ng. But iu that canvass the whigs 'Jj md a definite and intelligible reme- ty Iv to propose, and were thoroughly inited in recommending it, whereas bo democrats.at present offer, no tun able remedy which the party agrees n indorsing. A United States bank tl ol ti C! to pa ry cas thon thought by the whigs to be , sovereign panacea tor the ex:>"?ig lisorders in the ctnTWiey; ?'?r ' ? ? !.v un tell what rerae?l.y th? <!? ni nirui i?; tarty proposes to administer in the ?resent conjuncture. It is ridiculous o expect that the country will have ny confidence in n doctor who tells he patient chat he is alarmingly sick mt writes out no prescription that an be sent to the apothec.-.ry. The rhijs in 1S-10 prescribed a remedy in rhioh they had undoubting confi lence ; the democrats in 1S70 are mable to write ont a specific formula. )octor Hendricks does not agree willi Doctor Tilden, and while the latter onsents to throw resumption in 1S79 o the dfgs he hm nothing precise to nbstitute in it>. Jplace. The defao-j ratic doctors di.^ree ; but the whig j .octors in 18-10 knew exactly -^>?.t j ledicine they wanted to administer, ,nd they therefore gained the confi tence of the patient. We do not dispute at all that the ?rolonged business stagnation under rhich the country so severely suf f-.rs cieates universal dissatisfaction, rhich would naturally wreak itself n the party in power. It took this irection in the elections of 1874, ?iud sd to the great revulsion which, in he political jargon of the day, was ailed " the tidal wave." But in the allowing year the inflation disease roke out like a hideous eruption ulong thc Western democrats, and he tide which beat against the re publican party was set back, and has ince llowed in the opposite direction, .'his is thc main reason why tee par llel does not hold between 1840 and 87G. The whig party then propos d a specific remedy ; the democrat ; now merely rejects the republican rescription. The patient is left to roguish while the democratic doc Drs quarrel among themselves, make nbecile concessions to each other, nd fail to formulate a remedy which nybody can und ,-:stand. It is this road difference in the matter of rem die3 which precludes the supporters f Mr. Tilden from expecting a repe ition of the great Harrison cam aign. There is no sort of resemblance etween the present 'flat and apa heno- canvas and the tremendous opular furore which set the whole ountry agni in tlye days of "IKppe anoe and Tiler ioo." As cari}')' as iprii in that remarkable year the Greets of all our principal towns 'ere paraded at night by torchlight recessions, preceded by bands ol lusic and bearing miniature leg cab is and mimic barrels of hard cider n the shoulders of whig enthusiasts, 'he excitement grew with the pro ress of the canvass, and when, in epteinber, " Maine went hell bent For Governor Kout,' lore seemed good grounds for the postrophe to the democratic cand? ate in another campaign song: " Van, Van, You are a used up man," It is, of course, ridiculous io corn are that spirited campaign of stormy ithusiasm with the present. Where re the Tilden campaign songs ! .7here are the emblems and devices hieb in 1S40 gave broad touches I the grotesque by sober daylight, nt made the nights picturesque, lough hideous ? There was never ich a campaign before or since, and fr. Ti Iden s friends only emphasize ie (deeply tameness of the present 7 suggesting such a contrast.-JST. : Herald. ?S)'- ''Scattered about the earth there c supposed to be 10,000,000 or ? 1,000,000 ' Jews alive. Thousands of tln-sa pco e are rich, some ol* them own colossal rtunes. Rothschild could buy up the e simple of Palestine. Goldsmid might build the temple of Herod. Montefiore LS money enough to cast a golden statue King Solomon. But of the-;e wealthy ebrcw.-j, not ono is willing to go back." Ivnf/lis/i Magazine. HEAP. FRIM ' GROCE?ii?S ! ' K EEP alufuys on hand a good supply of Fresh Groceries, of all kinds, hieh I sell very low-but exclusively r cash. 1 will endeavor to give satis ction to all who favor me with their itronage. -ALSO, On band at all times a eunice stock of | o REST BRANDS ol' Whisky, Bran -, Rum, Wine, Lager Beer, Sweet Ncw k Cider, Cigars, Tobacco, Ac, at living ices. 233* Call and satisfy yourself that my lodsare real Iv cheap and as represented. T. P. DURISOE, Next Door to Advertiser uilico. April 19, 4tlS JAMESY. CULBREATHT Attorney at Law! "Will practico in the Courts of Xewber . and Edgetield. Onice at Newberry C. IL, S. C. March 22, ISTd ly 14 For Sale. \RCHARD GRASS RED CLOVER, / GERMAN MILLET and HUNGA IAN GRASS SEED. Applv at this ot'icc. Mari, tf ll COTTON GINS !~" TTE are still MAKING and REPAIR rV ING GINo. THRASHERS and ANS, on resonablo terms for cash. All work Guaranteed. A. M. ?t Ot. CHAPMAN, SALUP7V OLD TOWX, G. <t C. R. R., S. C. Feb. 22, IST?. .Ghi 10 f?RY~the AUGUST FLOWERS~for L dyspepsia. It will euro you. -Sold r G. L. PENN A SON. June 1, tf 24 , Pare Cider Vinegar. f"UST received 2 Barrels pure Cider ! Vinegar. G. L. PENN Jt SON. July 5, ' tf 29 ft Mil LA?-??i U??l / y 1, Nov. H, 1 land, on Ti?r* Sow is thc ?irne to Buy ! rp II F fol low i ns VA LL" ABLE TRACTS X OF LAND have been placed in my Heal Estato Afrencv fur salo. These til want of Homes und Land will do wollte read the annexed list of farms and plant ations now.mildred to tho publie, and give me a call. TRACT NO. 1.-1? ate within 21 miles of with comfortable Dwela out buildings thereon, and si oj ?en for .'1 horse farm. Price v NO. 2.-500 Acres, situate on 1 Crock, about 10 miles W(^tojj C. IL, to PXclia,*iee-=i?to?i lying within i\4 Fine House Def ' NO. 3.-Desiri ate oil Main strd held. House y! pair. Frico l/>w dota^g ^.rrcr.-?.TW?-'?ii; ono-tbir one-third Nov. '7!S. I NO. 4.-S50 Acres ? No key Creek, about 5 miles West of Jouit? sion Depot-on one, two and three year? time. yo. 5.-House and Lot in the town of Edgefield-situatedconvenient to Church es and School houses. House in good-' repair. Price only fOCO. NO. G.-250 Acres .land, situate at june- ? tion of Turkey and Big Stephen?' Creaks, 15 miles West of Edgetield C. H. New Dwelling and new Gin House and Screw; all necessary out-buildings ; pleasant neighborhood; 100 acres in "cultivation ; 100 acres heavily timbered; One cotton and corn lands', and unsurpassed l^c grain; splendid mill seat on place. Prie\. $1,(500-one-half cash; balance on twelve v months' time. NO. 7.-125 Acres, known as tho Wade Place, 2 miles West of Red Hill;jrood cabin and outbuildings; sniricienirnwd^J open for2 horse farm; woodland ex^| ; lent. Price ?500-one half cash ; " on 12 months' time. XO. 8.-10 Acre Town Lot, old Stage Road, half mile fr Square. Lot well fenced. W at a bargain. N0.9.-1 House and Lot m of Edgelicld, on Main Street, lie Square. A very desirable House. Aero Lot.* Price ?0 gain ! NO. 10.-200 Acres on Rockv Creek, West sidTJPHFfm'To' Road, near Gilgal Church. Price ?3 per acre, cash. NO. H.-154 Acres, near Phim Bran Church; comfortable Dwelling' and necessary outbuildings ; productive so well watered ; convenient to Church a Schools. Price ?1,000-one-half casu. NO. 12.-The "Strother Place," co t?ining 400 acres, situate 13 miles Nor of Edgefield C. H., and S milos West* Johnston. Large, comfortable Dwelling Store House, Gin House, and all nece gary outbuildings; About 200 acres; cultivation; balance finely timbered lad A very desirable place^-a beautiful ai pleasant hume, and a productive sq weil adapted to either cotton or grai and thoro is a linc variety of Fruit on il place. The dwelling ?done cost mo money than is now asked for the enti property. Price. 84,000-one-half p ole this 1'all, the balance 1st Dee., '77 NO. 1.?..-One Tract of 200 or 4G0.A situated near Johnston Depot, wjl? rnganiTirsual r,^t-bul!dTng\. } per acre* one some one t j NO. 14.-A Farm of 120 Acre*! in cultivation-line land. Drtvo?^ other buildings on premise/; AA lam's of J. A. Bland, L??. Johr:*.| othors, and lying aboox-i miles nc\ Johnston. Price, jflO pei acre-ono., casi:. NO. 15.-Ono Traci of G7G .veres, wi land, on Big Horso Creek, and wii one mile of the C. C. Sc A. Raiiroai one and a half miles from Miles's S' and eight miles from Granitovilie. improvements, the entire Traer veil t bored. Price, ;<"> per acre; one-third o long time on balance. Also, other Land, and Houses and 1 -and all offered at very low ligures^ Parlies having lands for salo tffl^ff..^ it to their interest to offer tliem'throngd^ this Agency. Real Estate will be properly advertised < without charge to the owner of the prop- : crty; and no expense will be inclined unless a sale is effected. j?2T? Commissions at moderate rates. vt. ic. DUKISOET,' ' Insurance and Kcal Estate Agent. July 19, 1S7C. -If :tl e ha\i" cash. ? ^jJ ki ? the Office of thc "EDGEPIELI? An VEETISEU" BLANKS of nearly everv de scription can bc found, consisting ir, arl of CO.MPLAINTS-ou Soalce Bonus. --- COMPLAINTS-on Pro! _ Pavee or Bearer against Maker COMPLAINTS-ou Promis} against all thc parties,' MakeV, EudorK] '-' er, &c. COMPLAINTS-for Goods Sold. -iLr Work and La bor, ?cc, &c, &c. SU M MOXS,-for relief. " -for Money BeinalJl; " ^T^j JUDGMENTS-General Form. - -by the Court. . f~* ri " ** -on Jury \'erdict. .' -by Default, according to recent amendments cf the Code. J rjDGMENTS-by Confession. " - ot Fara* [csi?a?gnl EXECUTIONS, latest form. MONEY BONDS, RECOGNIZANCES. ATTACHMENTS. SUBPOENA WP ITS. SUBPOENA TTTTrij ? '' NOTICES OP APPEARANCE. NOTICES OF RETAINER and IT.. M AND of COMPLAINT. LIENS-for Advances. " -for Kent. FORECLOSURES OF LIENS C ON V EY ANC ES OF REAL EST ATP and MORTGAGES of the same. MORTGAGES for personal property. Trial Justices' Blanks. SUMMONS-for Witnesses. -for Parties. . BONDS FOR APPEARANCE EXECUTIONS, ?fcc, ?fcc. Blanks needed, and not on band, will be supplied on short notice. All our Bianka are sold at Charleston pnces, by thc quire, postage added. Jan. 19, 1876. tf 5 Slate ol' Som h ~ Carolina. EDGEFIELD COUNT" Court of Probate. BY* ?-,B,??ey. Judge of Prol Edgelicld County. Whereas, Jesse Jones, C. c. C. P L applied to mo for Letters of Ad Hil tration of thc Estato and etfecis of j lis Saicher, dee'd. The.^0 are thora io cPe and admonish all and sitian ls] kindled and creditors of the Iis Salehcr, deceased, tl:n?. appearAjjeforo me, in UV bate, to bo held at TLC 30th' Aug*. 1S7G, at ll' noon, to shew cause, why the sardAdminiet? bo granted. Cr.xn " " 15th day of Aug., ' H. Aug. 15,