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Vol. VI. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JULY 20, 1870. No. 29.
THE HERALD IS PUBLISHED EVEItY WEDNESDAY MORNING, At Newberry C. H., By Thos.- F. & R. H. Greneker, Editors and Proprietors. Invariably in Advance. r7? Thu paper is stopped at the expiration o ime for which it is pa:d. C The % mark denotes expiration of sub criptiov. Address of th e Executive Committee of the Union Reform Party, to the Vo ters of South Carolina. 1ELLow-CTIZENS: It is made our duty to set forth in this form the claims of the Union Reform party to your confidence and co operation, and we ask of you as our countrymen, children of the State, our common mother, having a common interest and common destiny, a patient hearing and a deliberate and dispassionate judg ment. The secession of the States and the sectional war which followed wrought a revolution in the prin eiples of the government, and in the rights, powers and relations of the general and State govern ments, partly changing their char acter. The States were shorn of their sovereign attributes, t h e Union rendered indissoluble, and the powers of the general govern ment correspondingly enlarged. Tihe people of South Carolina, and those o f her sister Southern States as well, accepted amnesty and civil organization in 1865, thus conditioned, and ratified their ad hesion to the government thus changed in its character, by the :solemnity of an amended oath of allegiance administered to the VQ ters at the polls, and to all officers upon their qualification. In 1867, the Unitc4 States inaugurated what is known as the policy of re construction, which has resulted in the restoration of South Caro fina to the National Union, with a constitution based upon the prin ciple of universal suffrage. In 1SGS, the Democratic party ar rayed itself against the whole poli cy of reeonstruction, and declared the legislation of Congress upon that subjeet as "usurpations, and unconstitutional, revolut i o n a r y and void." Mainly upon this is size, theC Presidential campaign was foughit, and the people of the United States by overwhelming~ majorities, sustained the policy of r-econstruction. The fifteenth a mendmnen t, to the constitution of t hi c United States, engrafting - therein as fundamental law, t.he principle of universal suffrage, has been proclaimed ratified by the requisite number of States. and! is recived and acquieseed in as law in the practice of all the States of the Union. In the meantime, the people of South Carolina tind themselves in this condition. With universal suffrage przevail ing, two raes comn pose the people, entrusted with th e fran ch ise. Circu ms tances an d the machinations of selfish and corrupt political adventurers have creatted an antagonism between the races, and( arrayed, practically, the whole of the one race in po litical hostility to the wvhole of the other r'ace. "Nearly the entire landed property and other capital of the State are in the hands of the wvhite race, and the ipower of the govern ment is controlled by the colored, which furnishes the chief labor of the country. Prop erty is the source of life to the S State. From it the proprnetor and the la borer atlik c derive sustenan ce. When property is made produc live, wealth is increased, labor en hanced, employments multiplied, the country prospers, and the peCo ple are happy. To secure these results, co-operation between labor and capital is essential. The Ia borer and the capitalist arc in ef feect cop)artners, who divide among them, in proper proportions, the products of the joint business. .Legislation, after securing the mere personal rights of the citi zen, has no other legitimate offce than so to foster and conserve the rights of property that the whole people may prosper. It is evident, therefore, that this antagonism of races is unnatural, unwise, and deplorably injurious and ruinous in its consequences to both. Un decr the industrious manipulations of this unhappy antagonism by the adventurers who created it, the people are burthened and beg gared, w hile they grow fat upon| the means wrung from the hard-i earned products of the capital andI labor of the citizen. Not content, however, with the exclusive en joyment of multiplied salaried of fiees, fixed at a rate of comupensa tion uprecedented in extrava g?ance, these wicked rulers have plunged into the wildest, most reek!ess and most corrupt pro0 Rigacy, peculation and fraud in their deailings with the people's money. Let the record speak : T[a.es, year ending September 30. 1860, $591 ,799.58 year ending October 31, 18GG, $419,6GS.73, not incuding interest onl debt ; taxes, yerending October 31, 1869, 81.G3.39.9;county tax for 1869, iRetieet that this rapid increase of taxation has been enforced upon apeople struggling for the neces -aries ofi life, with twvo-thirds of thi property destroyed by war, 'i.h of w hat was Ie ft producing h n annd all the aeccumie!ateri income of the people probably not attaining one-third the amount of the year 1860. Total payments, current e x penses, &e.,year ending September 30, 1860, 8549.251.09 ; year ending October 31, 1866, $266.248.04 (ex elusive of interest on debt not paid); year ending October 31, 1869,81,103,372.20. Comptroller's report page 77. Bear in mind in this connection that jurors, constables and many other expenses paid by the State in 1S60 are now paid by the coun ties, and the public treasury thus relieved of a very heavy amount; and that an examination of the conduct of the County Commis sioners in many instances would show the same profligacy in rais ing and expending money, where thousands have been extorted from the people by false estimates and assessments, and not one hour of labor bestowed upon the public highways, and scarce a dollar to any county improvement. Shall we look for a high motive to justify such increase of taxation upon a people so ground down by poverty as ours? Shall we find the public debt greatly reduced, or the public assets greatly in creased in the hands of these reek-! less financiers ? Let us see: Public debt, September 30, 1860, $4,046,540.16; November27,1866,by Governor Orr's message, principal and interest, excluding war debt, $5:205,227.74; or, by Comptroller's report, excluding war debt, $4, 426,446.46; October 31, 186 9, Comptroller's report, $6,1S3,349. 17. For a people whose ability to pay was so reduced, it would seem that this was a sufficiently reckless increase of debt to induce a call for a strict accounting; but, as usually is the case with defanlters, the result is worse than their ex parte showing. Items are excluded from this account, properly be longing to it, which present a fear ful condition, and demonstrate that, unless this wanton profligacy and waste be checked, the people of this State, white and colored, are to be reduced to endless slave ry or be relieved only by repudia tion. The Comptroller reports the debt., October 31, 1869, $6,183,349. 17; ad d Blue Ridge Railroad bonds, which the State is respon sible for. and from which able, disinterested and honest manage mnent would scarce extricate her, 84,000,000; bonds issued to Land Commission, $700,000; bonds is sued to redeem bills of the Bank of the State, $1.250,000; bonds pawned by the Financial State Agent, $2,700,000; total, $14,833, 349.17. Now, what value have the peo ple for all this expenditure ? Shall we be pointedl to the fruits of the Land Commission ? Where al-e they ? Who knows of any benefit to the poor and worthy in this grieat "land t o t h e landless" scheme? Who does not know, spite of their efforts at conceal ment, that the funds entrusted to this Commission have been used only to swell the ill-gotten gains of the administration a ni d its friends ? Within the observation of almost every one, poor tr-acts of land have been bought at immense prices, and, so far as this commit tee have been able to learn, with no eye to the benefit of those whom this scheme was p)rofessedly intended to provide with land and homes. With the partial exposures al ready made, the administration par-ty (c-onsisting largely of indi viduals holding four- or tive paying offices each), acknowledge that refor-m is needed, but insist that they must carry on the reform; that this v;olf must be the nursing| mother of our lamb. If their re-| pentance is sincere, they should| pr-ay to be delivered from tempta tion, not to be forced to hold watch and ward over the tempting treasury. Let us see how the increased receipts of the tr-easury have been' and are to be cxncnded: Salaries-1867, $50,000; 1870, $167,800. Contingent Fun ds-1867, $25, 000 ; 1870, $34,300. Legislativ< Expenss-1 867,l $43,000 ; 1870, $144,790. Educational and Military-1867, 36,000 ; 1870, $125,000. Extraordinary Expenses-1870, 140,000. These are a few items from offi cial sources. indicating the suffer ings of our people, the faithlzasness of the unjust stewards who have gained control and disposition of~ the affairs of the State. But this is not all. In many of the coun ties tile county officers and county funds are held by individuals ir responsible and notoriously cor rupt, and disposed of for the same illegitimate purwposes. Add to this that large monopilies are passed1 the Legislature through the medium of open and notor-ious bribery: that franchises are sel dom obtainedr but by private pur-1 ebane or for corrupt and fraudulent; justice requiring legislation must pay their passage ; that votes of members of the Legislature are bought and sold as merchandise; that public officers prostitute their positions and even the legislation of the State to the purposes of stock-jobbing a n d speculation ; that so stupendous a fraud is per petrated as that whereby the Land Commission, aided by the Advisory Board, of which the Governor of the State is the offi cial head, acquired $90,000 of the public money in a single transac tion ; add, above all, that the ad ministration of the State has not dragged to light and punishment even one of this infamous band; and say where, in all the catalogue of iniquity which disgraces the history of fallen humanity, can be found a parallel to this picture faintly but faithfully delineated ? This carnival of vice and cor ruption flowing from that pande monium of ruin and disgrace into which the antagonism of races has converted the government of South Carolina, the question for you to decide is: Shall these things continue so to be? Is no effort to be made to rescue from utter ruin the vast materials of wealth and prosperity yet remaining which require only good government to make you a great and happy peo ple? Will you continue to be the slaves, the bewers of wood and drawers of water, of this abomi nable faction of plunderers who are sustained by your divisions? If not, how then will you achieve your emancipation ? It is evident that one of two things must be done. Either, first, universal suf frage must be abolished, or, second, the absolute and sharp antagonism of the races must be so far re moved as to to enable the good people of both to combine for the purposes o f good government. Let us examine these alternatives in their order. First, shall we undertake to abolish universal suffrage ? Where is the hope of success? The prin ciple of universal suffrage consti tutes the basis of Democratic Re pubbeanism throughout the world. It is the corner-stone of all exist ing government in the Southern States. -The American Democracy in 1S68 warned not against the principle, but contended only for the right of the States to control it. T h e strongest Democratic States of the Union have incorpo rated it into their practice and their laws. The American people in the last Presidential election by large majorities pledged them selves to maintain it in the South. The fifteenth amendment pro hibiting its abridgement by the United States or any of the States has assumed the form of law, and is sustained and enforced by the general government with all its power by the enactment of the strongest legal sanections. The Executive, the Judiciary, the peo ple of the country, are well known to be in harmony with the mecas ure. No party has raised the standard of revolution or repeal. Where then shall the crusade against a principle thus fortified begin? Let hinm who will under take the task. We push the ar gument to his own concl.usion, and meet him there. Assume that the technical ex ceptions to the fifteenth amend ment should be sustained ; that the Supreme Court of the United States should declare the recon struction acts unconstitutional and void ; that the next President and the Congr-ess to be elected with him, representing any majority possible of the American people, should undertake to re.organize these States to wrest the suffrage from the colored race! Does any man doubt that the 'whole coun try would then blaze with the fires of a civil war, fierce, bitter, bloody and protracted ? What, in that case, would be our condition? Immigration shrinks from the conception, reason recoils from its1 eontemlation, and horrified hu-1 manity revolts from the spectacle] -a deluge of blood, succeeded by wu unbroken reign of ruin and csolation. We cannot teil what1 may be the purposes of the Ruleri :>f the Universe concerning this :nestion, but, as far as the light of human reason may guide us, it< seems evident that the world is< to pass under the rule of the peo p)le in some form of Democratic< governmnent. That idea has been] germinating to its developmenti for at least three centuries, and its march is still onward. Should t re-action ever set in towards ther forms of progress, it will be w-hen this generation and its vex itions temporary and accidental ocal issues shall have passed away.i Let no man deceive himself. The i ~hought of revolutionizing public sentiment on this subject by mor-< 1l forces is the blindest and most I mpotent fatuity. That of eradi-- 1 :ating it fronm our system by fore i >f ar-ms would be more than mad- ,i tessor folly-it woukl be wicked mess. Either movement would be zin wit hout hope an d terminate I dc eninr Tis -airoes wouldt be trampled out under the heel of popular progress, but no more ar rest its mach than afalling meteor locks the wheels of the universe. It follows that the other alterna tive must be accepted. The abso lute and sharp antagonism between the races must be so far overcome as to enable the good people of both to combine for the purposes of good government. This is what the Union Reform party purposes to accomplish for the State.. It has already been demonstrated that this antagon ism of races is as unnatural as it is pernicious in its effects. Its I flames are fed and fanned by in cendiaries, who, demon-like, can only live in its baleful fires. The fuel upon which it feeds is the de nial of the legal status of the col ored race as citizens. Eliminate this point from the politics of the. day, and there remains no just cause of difference between the races. Their interests will then be identified at all points: the peo ple will be united; harmony and peace will prevail ; the demagogue and the trickster will be rendered powerless; an economical, honest and competent government will revive industry and enterprise; capital and immigration will flow into our borders; employments will be diversified; profits in creased; wages made compensa tive ; wealth will accumulate; cities, towns and villages multi ply; manufactures and the me chanic arts, schools, colleges and churches will attest a great, a growing, a prosperous, an enlight ened and happy Christian people; and universal suffrage, no longer a rod of oppression, will become a staff of strength and support to a great and glorious commonwealth. The platform of this party, while it is historically true, buries the issues of the past, and deals fairly, faithfully and wisely with the vital, practical questians. of the living present. It presents the only possible basis of union to the people of South Carolina, and holds out to them for the first time the olive branch of peace. It proposes a fair trial, and in the only form in which a fair trial may be had, of the experiment of universal suffrage, under the most difficult of all circumstances. If accepted by the people, the ex periment will have proved the triumphant success of a great principle, and we will have do monstrated our capacity to eman cipate ourselves from the thral dom of prcjudice, ignorance and eorruption, and to exercise wisely and well that great privilege of the freeman-self-government. But if rejected, ours is a sure pro gress of ruin and decay, of vice and corruption, and, in the end, wlmost inevitably a violent ead bloody solution of' the great pro blem which we had not the wis :lom and the virtue to determine upon just, liberal and enlight aned principles. May Almighty God, who rr.2es and governs the affairs of nations and of men, guide you to right conclusions >n these momentus issues! Where such vital interests are at stake, it matters little who bears the standard of' the party, since our motto is pro-eminently, "princi pIes, not men; but we are most fortunate in being able to present to you as our candidates for Gov mrnor and Lieutenant Governor two gentlemen who combine and represent most happily those ideas >f harmony and union which con ~titute the enlarged catholicity, ~he sy mmetry and propriety of the movement. The Hion. iR. B. Car penter stands before you as a sative of New England, train2d tnd educated in Kentucky, a prominent member of the Bar L:e ~ore the war, and a consistent and arnest Union Republican through-1 >ut that memorable struggle, and it the present moment. He'standIsi efore you as a man who has laid iside the judicial robe, which he< ias gracefully and ably worn for 1 ~he last two years, as the chamn >ion of justice so faithfully and 1 ~onorably administered r.s to sub- 1 lue all prejudice and elicit the I mited plaudits of that august and< mposing hicrachy of talent and< ~haracter, the Bar of Charleston, nd of the people of that enlight- I mned and venerable city, withcut I listinction of' race or party. A 1 eadiQg Republican, he has hon-. >rably borne the honors of his >arty from the organization of .he now State government to -.he 1 >resent time without fear and< ithout reproach. Able, zealousr nd competent. he has stood emi-t lently as a chatmpion for the fame nd honor of the Republican pir-< ,y, against the prejudice and cor- j -uption which have degraded it in ii south Carolina. The Hion. M. C. Butler, our an lidate for Lieutenant Govermor, >ears a name honorable and dis inguished in the annals of Aner- a can history from the days of the 3 -evolution. A name that numterj ~ ts distinguished warriors and tatesmen. its martyrs to the anse of American freedom and lie hnnr of the fla of the erun- j t try, as well as to that of the "Lost Cause," to which he attested the sincerity of his devotion by giv ing to it his labors, his fortunes and his blood. Himself not the least distinguished of his noble race, young, liberal, enlight ened and talented, blending most happily the prestage of the past with the progress of the present, and the hope of the future, he is, all things considered, a most fit and proper representative man of young Carolina. Placed before the people as the unanimous nom inee of the colored delegates in the convention, and accepted by that body with acclamation and unanimity, he concentrates to himself the confidence and esteem of all the good people. To the support of this ticket, men of Carolina, we most earnest ly invite you, in the name of that union and harmony which prom ises to our stricken, bleeding, suf fering people; so much of happi ness and prosperity in a peaceful future. Adopted by the committee. J. B. KEasuAW, Chairman. E. W. SEIBEr.s, Secretary. Columbia, July 6, 1870. Marriage of Miss McHardy. We copy the follo? ing notice of a marriage which occurred on the 16th of June, at Chelmsford, Essex Co., England, from an English pa per. The father of the bride, we are pleased to state, is a brother of the estimable wife of Major Lam bort Jones of Newberry, and the friends of this family, and our readers generally we think, will be pleased to read the account which tells how these interesting affairs are conducted across the water. The marriage of Malvina, eldest daughter of Admiral Mclardy, chief-constable of the county of Essex, with Staff-Surgeon Francis Henry Blaxall, M. D., Royal Navy, was solemnized yesterday at the pretty little church of AU Saints, Springfield. The universal pop ularity of the bride's father, and the esteem which Miss Mcllardy's own kindly disposition has in spired for her in the Parish, con tributed, with the fashionable cha racter of the wedding itself, to rsndcr the event personally inter esting to a large number of peo ple, and the church and -church yard became densely crowded a long time before the ceremony was appointed to take place. A white ensign floated over the ehurch tower, and merry wedding peals wore rung at intervals du ring the day. The bridegroom arrived at the church gates about eleven o'clock in a splendid car riage drawn by a p air of greys, and having alighted, proceeded to a seat near the chancel screen, where the first part of the ser-vie was to be performed. After him same in the same way several Priends, and, ultimately, the brides maids. These young ladies, six n number, took up their position neide the porch, and on the ar rival ot the bride, with her father, >nl whose arm she leant, they ac >ompanied her to the entrace of he chancel, where the Rev. A. Pearson commenced to read the pening passages of the Order. P le rev, gentleman was accom anied by his two curates (the Recv. G. T. Dennis and the Rev. [1. A. Lipscomb), and also by the R~ev. C. J. Way, vicar of Bore 3am, the latter gentleman read ng the concluding portions of the. ;ervice after the wedding party1 ad walked in procession to the dtar. Mrs. Hlolgate presided at he organ, and played enitablei narches as the bride and her naids proceeded up the aisle toi he chancel, and when the whole< arty, on the completion of the cremony, went into the vestry1 o felicitate the happy pair and i ritnoss the signing of the regis er. As the party passed along he churchyard path to re-enter heir carriages flowvers were strew d under their feet by a numberi ~f neatly-dressed girls connectedi vith Springfield schools, who had >rovided themselves with beauti iful baskets and wreaths. The pride was attired in a rich dress I if white corded silk, trimmed rith satin and fringe. She also] i'ore a beautiful wreath of orangei >lossom and stephanidis and an *mbroidered tulle veil. The brides-: naids, whose names we subjoin,t ogether with those of thegrooms-t flee, were white grenadine dress-t s, elegantly trimmed with blue atin ribbon, white bonnets, trim ned with blue convolvuli, and I 'eils of white tulle : BRIDEsXTAIDs. GRO0MSMEN. t [iss Mary McHlardy, Capt. Vidal, R. X., [iss Way, Capt. McHardy, R. N., [lss Pearson, Capt. Lees, [is3 Mary Pearsen, M1r. MalcolmxMcHardy, t [iss Prescott, Capt. Way, R. N., [iss Pasco. Mr. Chas. McB~ardy. On the arrival of the party from s hureh at the residence of Admi al 3McHardy at Springfield Court, hur rartook of an elegantly serv-.' ed breakfast, the following ladies and gentlemen being present in addition to the gallant Admiral and Mrs. Melardy, the newly married pair, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen-viz., Admiral and Mrs. Barnet, Capt. and Mrs. Campbell, Capt. and Mrs. Hender son, Mr. and Mrs. Coglan Mc Hardy, the Rev. A. Pearson and Mrs. Pearson, the Rev. C. J. Way and Mrs. Way, the Rev. N. and Miss Cream, Capt. and Mrs. Ban nister, MIr. Beadel, Capt. Pasco, Mrs. Mustard. Mrs. Blaxall, Dr. Richardson, Mr. Pattisson, the Rev. G. T. Dennis, the Rev. I. A. Lipscomb, Miss Barnes, Miss Ar cher, and Miss Bell. The bride and Bridegroom left Chelmsford for Dover, en route for Switzerland, by 3.12 train. The wedding pre sents, which were very numerous and elegant, included one gift of peculiar interest, both because of its own character and of the source from whence it emanated. This was an excellent photograph of Admiral Mcllardy, colored in oil, the graceful otferina of the superintendents and officers in charge of petty sessional divisions throughout the country. The officers and men at Springfield court decorated the premises with great taste and profusion, several splendid flags being displayed, and an arch of evergreens and flowers, with the monogram of the happy pair in the centre, spanning the gateway. BLAxALL--MolIAanDY.-1th inst. at the prrish church, Spring field, by the Rev. A. Pearson, assisted by the Rev. Charles Way, Dr. Francis Henry Blax all, Stafl-Surgeon, R. N., and In spector under the Privy Coun cil Office, to Malvina, eldest daughter of Admiral McHardy. Woman and Laughter. Alexander Dumas, the younger, declares that women do not like comedy. It seems that women hate to laugh. "No woman wishes to laugh in public. A laugh do pootises her and contorts her vis age. There is a frankness in a hearty laugh which jars with her diplomatic genius. A woman throws away her best arm when she laughs. The tear is what she triumphs in. A humid eye is al ways interesting, whereas an open mouth never is. It is simply an abomination. People who think that a pretty girl is never so pret ty as when eyes and lips laugh to gether are thus corrected. The expression of mirth does not re veal pearly teeth: it contorts vis ages.' Shakespeare, who loved to depict lively girls, and gives a succession of smiles to Rosalind, Viola, Celia, BeatrieA, was clearly wrong; Mariana was the true model. The true wooer is he who howls, the true wooed she who weeps-net occasionally, but ev erlastingly. 'A humid eye is al ways interesting.' Is this the wild idealism of a young man who regards women as the denizens of inother sphere ? No, it is the do iberate dictum of a middle-aged man, who should have found out by this time that the other sex ire not all ethe-real, niot all senti rnent, but have certain practical .luties in life with which a per petually humid eye would be apt :e interfere. Tears over the break ast table would seem depressing ;o the English mind. An hysteri sal fit when the dlress-mnaker sends n her bill, or when the green ;rocer calls for orders, would be ipt to discompose the Briton. But the Frenchman loves it. 'The ear is what she triumphs in.' " "'For twenty actresses" adds Dumas, 'who can draw tears, there s hardly one who can excite to aughter. The laughter of ah ac ress is seldom communicable, be ;ausc it is a surface thing. It is Lt war with the female organiza ion. A comical woman does not cally belong to her sex, and other omenn dlislike her. Nevertheless,i ~lory to the laughter-loving femalei vho is not so much a bearded man ncognito as an excellent comapan enable garcon.' We take it that he reason an actress' laugh is arely communicable is that an< Letress seldom laughs naturally. oun seldom hear an irrepressible1 augh on the stage; it is generally I forced, hollow,noisy caehination. f actresses wept as unnaturally, heir tears would be equally un-t ymnpathetic. As a rule, the best .ctresses manage sorrow better I han mirth, and thus convey the ender emotions more readily to lie audience." Since the story has been told of I owv Judge Breckenridge marriedt girl whom he saw jump over a l en rail fence with a pail on her e ead, all the girls in Orange coun- i y-, New York, are said to spend ( heir time in watching the road, e nd, whenever they see a carriage ( pproaching with a man in it, they eize their pails and go for a fence.r Alexander HI. Stephens now weighs 6 pounds. r Southern Memories. A cotemporary very reasonably asks the question. "Will it ever become burdensome or annoying t< the people of the South to read or to hear of the Southern Confed eracy-its glories, its triumphs, its defeats ?" The question has more than once occurred to us, and we some times fear that, with a large class of our people, the records of the grand struggle for Southern in dependence have become weari some. We are all, more or less. yield ing to the influences which are operating to bury the memories along with the animosites of the past. The age is decidedly mater. ialistic, and we are hurried.a long so rapidly as it were upon an iron track that of the old landmarks are fading away in the distance. The stories of Southern valor and de votion seem to be growing com mon-place and tedious ; a soldier with an armless sleeve dangling by his side, or a wooden leg to sup ply a lost limb, excites but little interest; an appeal for charity does not receive more attention because it may come from a widow and children who were left with out support when an enemy's bul let pierced a gray jacket, or when lingering disease consumed the life of a husband and father in some hospital, away from home and perhaps frieuds. And this disposition to ignore so much that should be cherished does not proceed from any excess of loyalty to the powers that be, but on account of sheer indifference and that forgetfulness which is so ungrateful, and it is becoming more obvious every year. Our memories are not cherished with the same fondness that they were when fresh. and, with but too many, the affections which were born of the war lie buried far deeper than the heroes who fell in battle or died in hospitals. This is seen by the small number of persons who gen erally engage in the floral decora tions of the graves of our fallen soldiers. It is painfully evident in the unsightly condition of neg lected cemeteries where hundreds lie buried. But some complain that it is a waste of money to de vote it to the erection of monu ments and the walling of cem eteries. For this reason th.e bleach ed bones of the fallen have whiten ed plowed up battle-fields, and then moulderod to dust and mingled with the common earth. But such men have always pleaded against such "useless" expenditures since the day when the woman poured pre cious ointment on the Saviour's head and a disciple rebuked her for a waste of what might have been sold and brought money into the treasury. Let it be borne in mind that the South contended for a principle which is itsolf Eternal, and although the arms which so long and so gloriously upLold it have been ::onquered, yet this controlling principle is an imperishable treas ure which is beyond surrendering. rand no earthly power can retrench the smallest fraction from it. Then. ught we not to esteem it no less a privilege than a duty to hold in rateful remembrance those who reeley gave up life itself in defend ng what we yet believe to be -ight ? And besides, right or ~vrong, we should delight to honor ~he memory of every soldier be ~anse be was actuated by pure actives. And, if that time shonld ~ver come when we of the South hould cease to cherish these memo 'ies.we shall then show onrselves unworthy to be calledecitizens under tny government, for he who de ~erts a living comrade or forgets a allen one, is fit only for treason. (Piedmont Intelligencer. 3eneral H am pt on and the state Survivors' Association. We would call the general at ention of the people of the State .0 the following circular of General Tampton in reference to the pre ervation of thoe tatistics of the ate war: The State Survivors' Association lesires to collect, preserve and >ublish the persohial history of the roops furnished by South Caro ina to the Confederate service. ['ho Association desires first to niblish the names of all entitled o a place upon thbat glorious roll, .nd next, as far as possible, the Listory of e'ach and every one so *nrolled. Taking up the work commenced yv Professor Rivers during the rar, the Executive Committee ropose to go on with it-to ob ain and perfect the rolls of com anies, the records of regiments .nd the histor-y of brigades, for mmediate publication, Also to olleet the rolls of the general and taff departments, to wift: General' flicers, adjutant, medical, quarter aaster and commissary depart rients, enzgineer and signal corps, te., ete, The first step in this work is to ADVERTISJNC RATES. Adverement inserted at the raeofsz ler sqoare- -OD IAlC-for Srac inseam, a s1 for each sub Qrfn r serut, column adetse Dobe nadverdseentl ten percenton deso meetng, obituariesad p r, ame rates per EquarM as per lionts PLdve lclci. u ber of insertion load column 2 0eno and charged a Special cnatracts fnde tas. tkser", with beral dedtos of. JaaB PaIArzMw Done with Nestness and Diapatch. Terms CAh. rolls. Few it may be of the ot iginals remain, but as the com panics were each formed in dis.. tinct neigh borhood, it is believed that rolls very nearfy eorrect can now be made by the survivors from memory, if they will oniy.seriously undertake the work. The Executive Comni-ttee"oftho State ask that you wili make out from the original rolls, or from memory ofyour comrades and your selt, rolls of your company or staff department, upon the blank forms furnished herewith; andwhencom pleted, transmit the same to Col onel Edward McCrady, J.. -Chair man Executive Committee State Survivor's Association, at Charles ton. I appeal earnestly to all wh-were in our service to co-operate with the Assciation in the object it has in view, as it is a matter of great - historical importance, andsfeuld be one of pride that the' name of every man given by eur State to the Confederate service- should be enrolled and preserved. eterai of the Southern States are' now preparing similar rolls, ndM wil9 be a subject of emulation among all toascertain whicof themgave most freely to our cause. If the information now sotight by the Association is given gene rally by those who are able tor di+' so, our State, it is believed, wiil show a record surpassed in hoeow and brilliancy by none other. Asking the cordial assistaneee all who desire to vindicate- 14 honor, and to perpetuate the fme of our State. I am, very respectfully, WADE HAMPTON, P'res' Servivors' Association' ,. A Dog Story. Commodore Scudder, of tie. ted States Navy, had a dodfbs nosed pointer dog of whih h. bragged a good deal, and fo+*hici he would have refused a age sum than was ever offered ib Idog since the creation of the Wor'li. But he is dead now-not C~to& dore Scudder, but the dog. tiko' the famous hound Gelert. he diet* a martyr to his high sense- of hioni. or. The Commodore told me thes story : '-I went out hunting gM fie one day," he said," and took thes dog along. We hadn't much leek at first, but after awhile&Buster that was the dog's name-stood and pointed at a covey of the finest birds I ever saw in all my bdrn days. They were squattegg down in the low grass, a dentte yards off, in plain sight, and 11 determined to fire at them as-tl1sy lay. I lifted my gun, took de!ib& erate aim, and would have kitiA, a dozen at least; but before i att pull the trigger a courier def1id up with a dispatch which hen1Ii required immediate attentiou . "I reserved my fire and read the dispatch. It was an ordei frtrft. the Navy Department to proceedi. without a mon;ent's delay, to Iii adelphia, to take command' of's squadron which was abouti tb- sariY to the Mcditerancan. I- *as so much excited, you uid'dtend,. that I laid down my gu'n'fight on, the spot, and I went oft- leav?nge Buster gere pointing at those birds like they were N:orth Stanb and he was a marineP's eorhpse,. so to speak. I forgot all' about him; but he was a faiitil' dog Buster was-and, like aalian ca, he wouldn't have left even as burning ship without ifi orders.. "Well, I went to the~ Mediter ranean, and cruised afound for three years. having s first rate, time. When I retured- zt; tLe end of the cruise, it occured:tt me, as I stepped ashore in Philadt4 hi.-, to go out and see how ttdgs were at the pla2e where I *ent gun ning. John and I weilt-and the first thing I came ticrass wtas my gun, lying there with the barrtI covered with rirst and' broken clean off the rotteti sde:l.. But what was my surprisd, di> on going a fe.w paces furtidr, .t find:the skelton of that heroic, double.nosed pointer, standing up just where I had. leftthe dog thred jdsirs hefore l' He had never budged an inch, Mr. Quill, not a silaglve solitary i, that double-nosed.phinter hadn't , but he had stood there and pointed at those birds. until )'llad' pcrish. ed in his~ track's !- Well: sir, after shedding a tear over my departed friend, I went a fewv ytrds ahead, and-there wctre the deldetons of thoe partridge.s! 1 regard t his as the most extraordinary eireumstances tha~t eve th nder' my observa tion .hut if ainy man presumes to doubt rn word, i'll ehoot him on the spot-I will, by George .rW rt was queer, that story of Secd der's about his dog, but it would hardly be safe to say what I think about it.-John QusilL Somebody has said that ''We ought always to believe less than we are told." Tis may be a safe maxim for gerreral -use, but when a woman- intrusts you, in con. fidence, of course, with her age, you may always believe a great