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The election, on Wednesday last, was con
ducted in a very quiet, orderly manner. The
poll, was heavier than the recent one formem
'bors of the Convention, and a good c$al of so
ilioitudo was manifested as to the rcsujt. '?
Tho novelty was the. election for Governor
?f?p^iaTlte&ti ?vef ' nefd 'tr?Vlftc^o^cosna
South Carolina. *Tho result, in this district,
' was altogetherunanticipated.
* Eolipso of the Sun.
Early in the forenoon of Thursday last, on
obscuration of the sun's di?c commenced.?
dthc eolipso was not as complete es that-fore
/told by ye almanac gentlemen, but gave very
"genoral satisfaction ! ? , ?
Wo call attention to the interesting letter
of Col. John A. AVaoi'.nku, of .Charleston,
which we publish'this week on our first pnge.
Many of our readers will recollect Colonel
Waoenkr, as one of the principal founders
of the flourishing Gertnau settlement of Wal
haiia^in our districi. ??
,1?We commend his letter, containing so much
inni important ?o our prosperity, to the ma
turo consideration of our Legislators, soon to
We regret' to learn that throe members of
the federal garrison were killed at Urown!s
, Perry, in Anderson district, last week. They
wore ,pn dotached Service, guarding cotton,
when they met their violent death. Several
citizons oY Anderson have, we learn, been ar
rested, and sent to Columbia for trial'before
the military authorities.
The frequency of violont, unlawful killing
in this section, must be a source of most scri
cue concern to the good citizon ; and should
by s?me monns be averted for the future.-1-:
Human life is not rcgarded^vith any show of
sa?redn?ss, or home.with sanctity. Where will
thi? reokless.regard of life lead - us ? Will it
improv?our present condition, or brighton tho'
future t'l We think not. oWny should tho
reckless and imprtfdent amon'g'us add trouble
to our woes, ?r fresh woun?e to our humilia
tion. If wo-are:not to havr* poaco, humanity
pleads' for a reenonablo.trpce at least. V.
?iie prize for impudonoe, nt the London
dramatic* Shftr?. was won by n> young lady who,
after persuading tho kindly manager of the
palace to, get her aomo flowers, stuck one in
his button hole and charged him two uhillings
and six pence for ir,: *
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United* States Senators.
In additiou to the many selections for office
that has already been made, the State Legis
lature will be cajlcd ou to elcot two United
States Senators. Gov. Peuuy, it is conceded
on all hands, will be one of the two. Hoh.
W. W, Uoyce, of Fairfield, is also favorably
.spoken of in connection with the other seat.
It behooves us, in this extremity, to select
our best, wisest, and most considerate states
men to represent us in tho Congress of the
United States,, at the present tiAc. ,
Maj. T. C. HoTrtJNG, who has been an
nounced through, the Greenville papers as a
" Union Candidate " for Congress, now de
clines to be a candidate. This leaves the field
open to Messrs. Fakrow and Asii
j More. A lively time may be expeotcd before
?thcoanvasM is over, if stump speaking can be
relied on for that purpose.
.mo n;iiui m^^i^^fci/p?Hh me uourecr?nfc
ate Prison at Andersonville, where so many j
Federal, prisoners wero confined, ** drags its
slow length along," at Washington. The de
tails of the evidence are often too disgusting
for the columns of the press. The Yankee
prisoners, according to the evidenco of both
j Confederate and Federal evidence, wore treat
ed by Winz worse' than brutes. During their
stay at Andersonville, 12,500 died !
Wiltz's health, always delioatc, has given
way under the heaviness of tho proof against
him, and he, is not expected to survive his
trial.' ' ? ' ?'. ?/
Thus, *whi|st the Confederates acted with
conspicuous gaflautry the field, and treated
their prisoners humanely as a general thing,
such men as Winz, by his almost inhuman
cruelty, disgraced us as a people, and brought
untold suffering on oi*f prisosi^rs who w,c?e in
the hands of the federal authorities
Cotton has Advanced
^Cotton having advanced in Liverpool, a ?
corresponding advance has taken place in Now'
York, putti li g up the price to sixty cents per ?
pound for " middlings."
Belgium has been visited by waterspout
of extraordinary violence It occurred in thp !
neighborhood of Liogo, and has spread ruin ;
far aqd wide. The accompanying gale caughjt
people up* in tho. air and dashed them to the '
groiind. It cut off the tops of some larg?
trees and felfed many others to'the ground
Itstonped railway trains and overthrcw.housesl
It was attended by thunder and flood? of raihl \'\
Altogether, it was one of tho most-disostrouis '
tptorme that has over visited the country. ; j
' 'Fort PUI/a8ki.-?Ono of the Savaimn? l
editors, lately visiting down tho Savannah j
Itiv?r, says Fort Pulaslci, with its frownfaig
parapets lined with tho savage dogs of war,
is at present a plaee*of considerable interes),
containing within Its battered, 'war-grimmety
historio walls, several distinguished prisoners
of the,late Confederate States, Among tho
prominent men' now, confined thore, are Qov.
Magrath,'of South Carolina, G. A. Trenholm,
late Secretary o* tho Treasury, D. L. Yulee, |
of Florida, Secretary Seddon, Judge Oaqir> I
hell, General Mercer and others. j
The intelligence from Kurope.is uninterest
ing. Cotton has advanced heavily.
Something, amountiitg to a rebellion, has
broken out iu Ireland. For a yeai' or more,
the Irish Jiavc'bceu organizing what they term
the Fenian brotherhood." The organiza
tion extends to the United States and else-j
where. The New York ?lvrald says of it : |
John Bull has at'last been fairly soared out
of all propriety by the Fenian movement, and
is making as groat a hubbub as if a hostile
army of two hundred thousand^en had al
ready landed on his shores. Gem Sir llugh
Hose, who subdued the Indian rebellion by
shooting the Sepoys from the muzzle of guns,
is in command of the British troops iii Ire
land, and has under h ini a force whioh our
Dublin corrcspbndei\t estimates at nearly sev
enty-four thousand men. ' A sweep has been
macie upon tho office of an unhappy Dubliu
weekly- newspaper, suspected of Fcnianism,.
still more importaut haul was made subse
quently, when the police came across a live
American captain with documents and a uoi
forh); in his possession. The Privy Council
has been solemnly .c?nvened to decide "what
is to be done with the prisoners. British war
vessels hover around every portion of tho Irish
coast at which 'an invading army could effect
a lauding, and Donald McKay,'tho shipbuild
er, has boon called in consultation by the Ad
miralty with the '.iew^of protecting British
harbors bp torpedoes in cuse of war. At t|ic
latest dates the oxoitoment and arrests con
Tho cholera appears to be receding east
ward At Constantinople it is estimated that
the victims number 20.000, the* number of
denths in' a single day having reached a'thous
and. It is said that probably 200,000 people
have left the city from panic.
In South America the wur between Parp
guay and ra iL; Still continues. Lopez has
put himself at tho head of his' army,. Tho
Kinperor of Brazil is also proceeding to'.the
front. The hottest of the is yet to come.
Tiik ?ndex, of /Petersburg, publishes-the !
subjoined extract from a private letter to one j
of its editors,, from ? Gen. Leo : ' " It should
bo tlio object of all to avoid controversy, to
allay passion, give free scope to reason a>d
every kindly feeling. By doing this and en
couraging our citizens to engage in the duties
of life with their whole-heart and mind, with
the determination-not .to be turned aside by
thoughts of the past, pr fears of tho future,
ourcoountry will not only bo restored to mate
rial prosperity, but will bo advanced in Sci
ence, virtue and religion. < ; * * t
Wishing you overy success, I am, ' ,
Most truly yours, * ? It. K. Lkk/' '
lj Tii^re is good -authority for stating that
allthe Colored troops'now in Jhe Federal sor
vico are tobo mustered out. ? The idea, that
they would bo rotaiued as a part oi the rogu
lar army is erroneous. They simply/orm a
provisional corps, whioh will bo discontinued
Within a few months, Tho whito vtroops re
tained to. constitute t?ic regular army will
^mfyer 126,000 men. '
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Minutes.?TJie Minutes of t?ic^Tw^lve
Mile Kiver Baptist Association haVe b.w*>
priiitpd at' tills ?ffioe, und aro n3W r$*dy for
distribution. ' ?., ' .
Tub IMinoi?-papers abound in aobount? of
murdors aud outrages of the-moat flagrant
nature,' quite equal in atrocity and as numer
ous as tbc aocbunts wo have from any of the *
Northern or Southwestern States Most of
them .appear to have ? perpetrated bv re
turned soldicrsj or by the fovoigu tuimlgratot
Gov. Bhwnlow, in a recent, letter to the?
Knoxville WLg, expressed tho opinion that
idleness, starvation antj disenso, .will remove
from tho sphere of mortal existen?e #ic ma
jority of negroes of this generation, and that
the race will ultimately becomo extinct like*
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. Two Notional Banks have failed. Tho >
tiret National Bank of Attica, N*w York, and
the American National Bank of Ilollowel^.
have gone by the board. The capitili of both
thcso.defunet institution's foot up an aggregato
of one hundred thousand dollars.
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The Abolitionists of Perry county, Indi
ana, reoently held a meeting qt Tell City, in
that county, in which they passed a resolu
tion opposing qegr? suffrage and declaring
that negroes must not como to that county to
Ar*a banquet given in honor of EForaco
Greeley by some of his colorod brethren, tho
following toast was proposed: "Massa Grec
ley ; his face is white, but ho habana black
It is asserted that orer 8,000 Southerners,
chiefly young men, have settled in Now York
city, since the surrender of the Southern ar
It is sail that the President has received
fewer applications for partion from South Car
olina than any other State.
Winchestjsb, Va., was occupied during
irowuriSytno T*e?eral Sud .C?jiroaorr.x?-tfyop^
? sovcnty-six tunes.
About forty persons ?n Giles * *? sty, Ten
nessee, having been dcolarcd outlaws by the
military authorities, have boi shot down ?r
hanged within the.last three weeks. 7
Charlotte Market.?Tho'cottou market war*
rather dull and heavy on? the^ 2d. inst., conse
quently prices gave way and sales of thirty
eight bales at l&\(<ifil gold,und 20(fa)2?>'cur
rency, aw. .'quotai.
DeJioiv's Review.??-?Ir. DcBow hak received!
his pardon from the President. As indicated
in his letter, the Review will support the pol
icy / reconstruction, and devote itself ? na
v. . ?
' IJ?knry Ward Bekchku and Uxivfcn
8ali8m.?Our New York correspondent in
forms us in his lastlet'tett, of the astonishment
and grief experienced by tho congregation of
eury Ward Bcecher on reading his intima
tion'ihat he favored the creed the Univer
salista. We thought the friends And admirers
of Beechcr had passed beyond tbat point \d&n
they would bo surprised or even fed extraor
dinary emotion at any act this champion might
dp, or any word ho.might corniciato. If t\\&
members of Beecher's CUircli would take tho
pains lo think more for themselves, anq* regard
more sincerely tW .subii me teachings of the
Scriptures, rather than the political fanati
cisms of a pulpit actor, they would have enuse
to bo amazed every Sunday that t^hey listened
to his preaching.
Reliable information from Bast Tennes
see proves that the young man Baker', who
was hung by the mob of citizens and soldiers,'
was first assailed by Hall, whom he killed.??
The mob was tho logical oonscquon?o of the1
' teach i ij^s of Governor Browhlow. *A
spirit ?f lawlessness and cruelty prevails in
that section, and Gon. Stonenmn declares ttypfc
ho oannot* suppress it so long as it is enoour
aged by the Executive of tito #tato. The ne^
gro soldiers havo boon."killing White persons,'
and have become so insolont/in their bearing
that even Governor iWwulow calls for their
roihoval; . V .