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P|PI?y ?>?tf?rrcd the greatest cal
lEiilffJbl >Tf i afflicted tbis city save
|m|l%.or tb? Theatre io 1811:
HMBlif i lionel bjr tb? falling io of
Mw.trT ibe oWtJeoate obamber, io
lpg**),, wbieh ia DOW u**d for the
ijfet?ffhtSaprtys? Court o? Appeals
^fc?cNi ?'oloek wu the boor for th?
Bdlflfeft^' coori, aod it being
Hflffimrtood that there would be on
RlMreCt3ftho decision upo? thc question
W?r?fl ?pDstilutionalilj of the "enabling
Sfit?^utherwise known as theChahoon
MraDMiott ease-whioh has exoited so
ffiWRrfe interest ia this community-a
Btatgt^nnber of citisoos assembled in
Bp^ju* jftllery aod space in front of the
?J^iMsh before the hour appointed. Thc
??^%bt of suob a packed mass nae too
?^???t for the imperfectly constructed
^ftooriog and jct more faulty gallery
fc;;wt?ich ?ss suspended froto the upper
EaHpUP* In a most detective manner. The
^?raf?ty first fell forward, the floor yield
r^>Drf instantly ?od going down with it
i^C?rry?ng the pucked body of men to thc
^jtoor of the House of Delegates, fully
?*t*?uty feet below. Aa fearful nod fa
EflM .* Ihis was, the heavy ceiling and
^\'iO?e timbers whioh supported it desocad
-ed a?ur?g with (lie mass, greatly ?ocreas?
?.,$0g4ho mortality. Fifty-six were killed
'Vofrright, add others may die from in
.pjurtea reoeived.
V / Had the catastrophe ocourrcd too
? minutes earlier possibly half the mcm
ber* of the House ol' Delegates would
have been killed by the falling of thc
'-'ina?? upon th eui, for a caucus of the
S great majority of the body bad adjouro
t ~ ed probably not ten minutes beforo the
h ooourreoco ; or had tho hour for the
jr meeting of tho court bceo 12 instead of
: ll o'clock, a like distructiou of life
wyuld have tukeu place, for the Legis
I laturt would theo have boco io ses?
i fyo
'' Th? scene cannot bo described, nor
cao lt be appreciated by those who dill
. uot witneys it. The mass of human
' beiogs that fell ware so mixed up with
. the uoavy timbers and rubbish that they
had to be disengaged with great labor.
~. The sight of tho dead and wounded as
%-. i^ey wero ?'owly let down from thc
wjudows of the House of Delegates (thc
'. door of which was blocked up by tho
? rains) was heart rending. So covered
1 N with dust aud blood were they that it
waa difficult to recognize them. The
great body of pcoplo outside swayed
with aoxiety and grief. Many hundreds
i? watched eargerly for friends nod aod
. relatives who were known to have been
.?iu the court-room, and euch body* that
appeared io the hands of the indefati?
gable woo who worked for tho relief of
those buried with tho ruins wns scanned
J with closest scrutiny by a thousand
This calamity has filled tho city with
?gloom, aud bowed tho public spirit to
that providential dispensation which it
. is oot for us to criticize, but whioh it is
our duty to turo to our own good by the
- practice,of tho publio aod private vir?
tues which afflict ion tenches all intel?
ligent and wisc communities.
This disaster has swept "through all
classas of thc community. None escape.
. Some of our best aud most distinguished
have perished in it. Legislators, law?
yers, citizens, Stale and municipal offi
cora, a journalist, and private citizens,
nre all numbered in the list of dead, as
also io the larger list of wouuded.
Richmond is tho chief mourner; but
nearly every sectioo of the State shares
io tho immediate results of tho calamity
whilo wo know that the people of thc
entire Commonwealth will fool thc afilie
ttoa as their own.
The burning of the Richmond Thea
. tre io 1811, December 28th, is fre?
quently alluded to in comparison with
the terrific event of Wednesday. The
fir.-t play for the night wns 'The Father;
or, Family Feuds." The after piece
was a pantomime called "Raymond and
Agnes; or, tho Bleeding Nun." The
first ptuy was ended without accident
and tho puutomitne was brought on.
Much scenic effect wns requisite,
- including fire, und in the very first net
; the Gre conting in contact with a curtain
retsin a blaze, and in a minute thc
? flames were beyond control. An actor
''gave thu alarm, and the audience, terris
~ fled, sought to escape lr um the house.
There wns nothing like order. Thc
crowd pressed in the direction of the
doors and closed th'tn, and packed the
human weight against them so that
there was no egress except hy leaping
from tho wiuduws. The flumes over?
took many in thc body of the house,
und first suffocating them, afterwards
burned them to ashes. Some were
. trampled to death and afterwards burn
ed. Ol hers were killed jumping from
. tho wi odo, M and were burned.
Out of six hundred persons in thc
' theatre seventy-three wero burned,
including thc Governor of the Stute
(George W. Smith) and a number of
tho most prominent citizens, and many
others wore severely injured.
Tho harrowing scenes of this catas?
trophe moy bo in some degree imagined.
It was one of thc most fearful calamities
.by fire-*-that tcrriblo agent-that we
have read of ; and vpry much exe oded
the horrors of the omah in the capitol
.00 Wednesday.
' The Monumental church, ns must of j
our readers know, stands on the site of
the theatre, und tlie monument io front
of tho ohurcK contains the numcs of I
those who perished in tho fire.-Rich
mond Dispatch.
Wc learn from the New bern Journal \
of Commerce that the body of a negro
man, drowned about two weeks since,
\ was recovorcd on Tuesday, and, afteran
inquest was held, permitted to remain
in the water within the corporate limit*
until tho birds of pi cy had horribly
mutila td tho romains. "Wo were
Struck," soys tho Journal of Commerce,
"toy a remark made hy a colored man,
? ir? alluding to thc affair. Suid ho: "Thc
poor fellow oun't volo no moro, and tho
carpot'haggors ain't got no more UKO for
him That's why they lot tho buzzards
eat hun t"
-?.??.>- .
A Virginia girl, who nursed a wound
federate officer back to lifo, has
Arded to lil? new brido tho
Kfrtm bis log. It Was tho only
had from hiU?. *
[treas U>? Klogstn* 8ur.]
We regard- ?he present moremoot io
the State i? opposition to bad govern
meet, and io support uf a chango of
ruler?, as nothing more nor leas than an
imperativo business necessity, diotated
by a desire to rid the people-the whole
people-of the many misfortunes.which
now cn virou them in consequence of the
unwise legislation and tnaUaduiinistra
tion of the laws enacted for their gov?
ernment. Viewed in this light we cap
not peroeivo either the wisdom or ne?
cessity for the wrangling and strickling
about pa,ty names or definitions of
political principles. We see in many
of our exchanges labored and lengthy
discussions in relation to the resolutions
of the late pre? conference, etc. There
appears to be a want of decision and
firmness of purpose with some of them
that looks as if they were trying to feel
the public pulse before they prescribe
the remedy. The disease must be op
pearent to the veriest quack, and there
is but one available remedy for it, aud
unless applied ut once the disease must
provo fatal. Weare unable to perceive
why in a crisis like the present, there
should be any hesitancy in choosing
what course lu pursue fur the best in?
terests of the people. It is fully to ig?
nore the fact that tho legislation of the
country hus so fixed matters that wo arc
compoitcd to recognize-and do recog?
nize to tho fullest extent-tho great
ohaogC9 in our political condition.
Why ? Bccauuse tho law forces it upon
us in 60tuo instances, and interest und
necessity in others. The law compels
us to sit in the jury box with our former
slaves, but it does uot furce attorney's
to practice their profession before them
yet they do it, because interest and
necessity is thereby subserved. It
requires no change of political prioci
plo to do this. Il'it did every democrat
lawyer in this State who follows his pro
fession, has sacrificed his political senti?
ments. The movement is rendered ab?
solutely necessary by tho circumstances
which surround us, and form which wo
hove no po:?cr to extricute ourselves,
except through thc means proposed to
be employed to wit : to put the govern?
ment in tire hands of those who will ad?
minister it honestly, faithfully and
competently. Some men argue on thc
presumption that a Democrat, in order
to be true und consistent, must not ex?
ercise Iiis common .sense or judgement
in matters which pertain to his welfare
unless he docs it under u democrat or
gaoization. We claim to believe iu
democratic principles, but wo do not
subscribe to the doctrine that a demo?
crat cannot make a choice of evils, if
evils exist, without compromising prin?
ciples or being inconsistent. If the
Legislature of the State of South Caro?
lina was composed entirely of democrats
they could not, if so disposed, niter or
change the rights of the negro any more
than thoso of tho white mun ; and if it
was composed wholly of radicals they
could not add one iota to the privileges
already secured to tho negro by thc
laws of the country. These questions
ore out of the programme entirely.
They have been settled. So it narrows
itself down after ult to a practical quos
tion-thc great need of putting in office
honest, competent men, who will check
the present extravagant expenditures of
the government funds, and biung about
an honest and faithful administration
of affairs in every department and there
by relieve the people of the many hard?
ships to which they are uow unneces?
sarily subjected. This is what is sought
to bo brought about, and what no good
citizen should refuse to aid iu effecting.
It requires no chango of principle, but
is tho exercise of common sense. Let
thc people act.
spKoi.vi. oouuissroNDiiNCic or
THE B.iXYiinoitii liA/tni:.
"WASHINGTON, April 28th, 1870.
A bill "to enforce thc Fifteenth Amend
ment," which is in charge of Mr.
Stewart, of Nevada, is Among other
abominations, thc third section'virtual?
ly repeals the registry laws of the
several States. This- bill, especially
the provision alluded to, will present
another opportunity for thc develop?
ment of "di(Terences of opinion" betwoon
Republican Senators. 1 am assured
that thc views ol'these gentlemen ure
becoming hourly more widely divergent
The very fact that Stewart takes thc
lend in this particular matter is pruof*
that the measure in nt least some of its
fon?tires does not meet the approbation
of the Judiciary Commit!oe. Mr.
Trumbull is beginning to talk outside
of tho Senate pretty plainly upon the
point of Radical defeat al thc next
national election. Mr. Carpenter scorns
also indifferent to lladical success!
Independently of the palpable infringe
mont of tho right9 of the State involved
in this and other proposed acts* to
regulate suffrage, and the manner of
holding elections, thc purpose of this
blow at tho system of registration can?
not be doubted. Thc object of such u
system is to prtvent illegal votinii
that cf its abolition hy Congressional
legislation is to encourage fraudulent.
Beyond question Creswell, Fisher and
others, who aro looking after Senator
ships from Maryland, Delaware, etc.,
have had a hand iu this contrivance
Without un honest and impartial record
of tho names und residences ofvoicis,
and ampio time fur sifting their claims
to volt;, there would be no ends to fraud
in this respect, not only in the Stales
mentioned, but in all others bordering
upon localities where negroes "most do
Members of Congress, in regard to
this matter, will legislate with their eyes
open, fur they cannot help seeing what
is now transpiring herc. A municipal
election is on thc tapis, aud tho town is
overflowed with ii'mei ant negroes, im?
ported by tho opposing parlies al
enormous expense, although some sort
of registry law prevails. A pedestrian
can scarcely squeeze himself' through
the throng upon tho main thoroughfares.
With no check of ihe kind prevailing in
the Suites, to what an extent could
thene ?alcablo vagabonds bc transferred
Iroui place to placo to voto ! Quite a
sufhoient number of them are now on
this fpot from Virginia, which, if upon
ocoasion, .wore sent info Murylaud,
might overcome the Democratic majori
tie? in at least two Congressional
district?, if ant give the Radicals
Ere j on den nco iu tho Slate at large ! j
lal we shall ie* what Wo ?hall ace.
Tlie Sumter Watchman has by
far tTte largest circulation (espe?
cially in tlie surrounding country)
of any paper published in Sumtert
and was established in 1850.
Tho propriety and wisdom of the "press
resolutions" ?oso far ns the nekuowledg
nicot of the political, legal and
civil rights of the colored man, under
ihe laws of the country are ooneeroed,
are so manifest to the mass of the intelli?
gent people of the State, and have been
so generally admitted, and so universal?
ly endorsed by this class, that anything
like an elaborate discussion of tho sub?
ject, principles and policy therein sug?
gested would seem to bc un necessary
and out of place. And thc plain truth
is, that every motive of interest and
souud policy would indicate- the putting
of this matter forever at rest, by its
acknowledgment and recognition os an
accomplished fact That it rs an ac
cotuplished fact-accomplished above
and beyond our ability to change, alter,
modify or amend, is a fact equally
apparent to all, that thc laws of the
land has conferred upon the colored mun
the right to vote, which at once lifts him
up to the standard of a citizen, carrying
with it thc undoubted aud indisputable
right to hold office, that the law protects
him iu all his rights-his natural right,
his legal and civil rights, his moral und
religious rights, his absolute and rela?
tive rights, and in all aud every par?
ticular he Blands as tho equal of the
white man before thc law; except in
social equality, which is not, uever has
becu and never will bo the subject of
legislation, u matter which has for ages
past, and ever will govern itself upon
the principle, that "water seeks its owu
level." The thirteenth Amendment
abolished slavery. Tho Fourteenth
Amendment made the colored men citi?
zens. Thc fifteenth Amendment made
them voters. These arc parts of thc
Constitution of thc United States, the
supreme law of thc land, as such we
must deal with them. We uecd not,
neither would it be wise in us to stop
herc aud inquire by what means these
Amendments were ratified, whether by
fair and honest, or by corrupt means, or
by what authority they were declared
to be parts aud parcels of the constitu?
tion. It is enough for us to know that
they are the supremo law of the land,
and as to us, us unchangeable and un?
alterable as thc laws of thc "Modes and
Persians." Under tho provisions of
these Amendments, thc colored race nt
once assumes u powerful and controlling
influence in th J administration of tho
affairs of State, holding with a firm grasp
tho balance of power in the Southern
States, and especially in South Carolina.
They ure thc dupes, and the instruments
by, and through which the sneaking
carpet bagger, the scorned and haled
scalawag, and the corrupt radical are
placed, und held in power, to thc ruin
and destruction of thc best interest of
the people of the State. Then, laking
a retrospectivo view of the past, in con
ncction with the circumstances which
now surround us, thc stubborn facts now
staring us iu thc lace, with a view to
future results, wo can see no reason why
we should abandon our positiou. Wc
shall "trend no srep backward," wc shall
adhere to, and rc-affirtu the principles
and policy suggested in tho "Press
Resolutions." Upon this broad, liberal
and comprehensive platform, wo feel
that thc people can safely stand and
successfully battle for tho cause of
reform and honesty in the administra?
tion of the government. The day has
been when the negro was the exception
and not thc rule, to day ho constitutes
thc rule and not thc exception.
Ile vutos for, upholds, protects and
maintains corrupt radicalism in power,
who, while thc poor negro, deluded und
deceived ns to his true friends, do the
voting, while they hold tho offices und
pocket thc money. And to diiy, we arc
governed by the moit ignorant and un?
scrupulous villains thut ever disgraced a
state or dishonored tho name and fair
fumo of any people-who rule us with
an iron rod, and wield the rotten sceptre
to tho utmost hounds of the State, while
honesty, and thc intelligence of the State
ore crushed in silence. Wo aro thus
held in bonds and chains ol' ignorance
and corruption by tho power and influ?
ence of negro votes coupled with the
"oohesive power of public plunder,"
a fud we cannot deny, a fact all must
admit to bc true. Then, we repeat that,
the neuro Constitutes thu rule and not
thc exception, uud in view of these facts
uppurcntly permanently fixed upon us, wo
find many and stronger icusous for a 1
hering to, mid re affirming the principles
embodied iu the "Press Resolutions."
Let us look to the nccossity nnd duty of
thc hour-let, us look at and curelully
survey thc premises as they stand out
before us, let every tuan diligently con?
sider that his own present an J future
interests arc at stake, that ho lins his
influence and his own tusk to perform
in the coming contest. To recognize,
and to not upon tho facts as wo have
i endeavored to sot. them forth, is uo
I ubjudjoninent of priooiple. It ie one of
tho itorn necestntios.of tho times. It is
too lato to grumble ?nd growl about the
negro's right to rote and to hold office.
We want no croakers- oo lookers on.
We w?ot working meo-live men
moo who will eall into requisition their
whole strength and .energies iq persuad?
ing, instructing and enlightening the
minds of. the. colored .raoe as .to their
true interest, thus, neutralising their
power and influence at the ballot box,
in the next political contest, by far the
wost important of any since the late war.
The liberal principles which will enter
into the platform of t bc citizen's reform
party should bo sufficient to secure the
hearty co-operation of all classes of our
oitizens, irrespective of color or previous
condition, who desire to bee a better and
more economical government placed
over us. Let all who aro opposed to
buro-faoed villainy in high or low places
of publio trust, strike bands with us,
in their patriotic efforts to bring
about an honest and intelligent
administration of thc State government
in all its purity as in days of old. Lot
us unite as a band of patriots in pulling
dowu, digging up and dragging out thut
abomination of abominations, known at
Columbia, as tho Legislature of South
Carolina-a mixturo of white, yellow
and black, which cannot bo compared to
j any thing in thc heavens above, the
' earth beneath or in the waters under
thc enrth-n hybred which is neither fish,
bird nor beast, which like Nebuchad?
nezzar's image is part metal and pari
mit y clay. A body that hus legislated,
?and legislated, until neither chicken not
pig is secure in thc yard of honest in
dustry, and a crop is stolen before it cac
bc gathered from tho field! a body bj
its legislation, has caused rascality tc
risc to a commanding premium, ant
honesty to sink below par-which 1^
made dishonesty strut in boots ant
broadcloth, and truth and honesty wee?
in secret-a body which is becoming ni
disgusting to the honest ?nd in dust rion:
negro, as it has been for a loug time t<
the white man. How long can it per?
petuate itself ?
With regard to thc propriety, or itu
propriety of holding a convention a
suggested by the press conference, Wi
presume tho people of the. Stato wil
duly consider thc matter and act ac
By Rev. Daniel Alarvh, D. D.t author o
Walks and lionas of Jesus."
Many of thc most affecting and mos
important scenes described in the Bible
transpired under the splendors c
oriental night. Sodom and Egypt
Beersheba and Babylon, Carmel ant
Gilboa, Olivet and Emmaus, Jerusalot
and Sea ofGulilcc, have each, by nighi
been witnesses of the power and glor
of thc Omnipotent Jehovah. Tliofourfu
storm of fire which illumined tin
uight of darkness, when Lot (led frot
Sodom ; thc splendid feast of Helshazza;
when thc fiery baud wroto his dooi
upon gilded walls-have, all of thou
a power of illustrative truth, beauty an
sublimity of terrible grandeur, and
demonstration ol Divine majesty, wilie
have awed thc world but thc uiorc t
tho years and ages of its civiliznliu
have rolled on.
It ha's been the purpose of this audit
to bring thc most striking and imprcs
sive of these immortal night scctx
depicted iii Bibical history into groti]
with such elimination as the sacre
writings admit of, for thc better in formt
tion of thc mind concerning them. J
this he has happily succeeded, and tl
book, with its fine steel embellishment
is ono of valuo and attraction.
Hov. S. J. Hill, of Manning, lu
been appointed agent for tho salo i
this book in Sumter County, and v
have much pleasure in making thc fa
known to our people.
Wc have seen specimen sheets of
Bible, just now from thc press, whic
in its complet en ess, in the usual feat ur
of#a Family Bible, and its addenda
valuable matter, we regard an iinprov*
mont upon anything yet issued,
contains tho Old aud New Testament
with thc marginal readings and mi 01
ginni selection of references to paru ll
and illustrative passages, together wi
a concordance, a complete index ut
concise dictionary of tho Bible ; also
Family Record, and many valuablotrt
lisos and useful tables. Thc conspicuo
feature ol' added matter is a history
the period included from tho closo
tliOjCanon of the Old Testament to t
opening of tho New. In addition
this it has an Album department I
pictures of members of the family, a
is beaut i I'uly embellished with 8t(
engravings, maps, &c.
Kev. S. J. IIiMi, of Manning 1
received tho agency of this Bible I
Sumter County, who will bo pleased
finnish it. nt tho publisher's prices.
A Nash v illian last week conceived I
idea that bo could fly, and climbed
tree, waved his anus graud'y, and sin
out. Somehow thc ground Sprang
and hit him, and ho crawled into I
houso convinced that flying was not
The Richmond State Journal of
21st says: "The bodies of twentyse
Confederate soldiers have boen dil
torrcd at Arlington, and will bo brou
to this city, and deposited itt Holly w<
Tjicj- were most South Carolinians,'
Tm "xix CENTURY/ ipr Blay
hu been received, and come? to ua at
usual, full of tb? nott interesting and
instructive Hading watter. We alwayb
stretch ourselves oat comfortably tn oar
easy ehair when the Century arrives,
and prepare.for a most delightful lite?
rary treat, saoh as we oan experience
in the perusal of noother magaiioe that
Gods its way upon oar table. Its arti
oles are all original, and written by
Southern writers, and our heart v glows
within ns with sympathy and love Tor
those who write for it? pages, and with
thanks giving and joy towards those
who cooduot the magazine with so
much taot and judginont. Surely if
ever the people of the South were called
upon to sustain and foster any enter?
prise within their midst, they are SD
called now J for this ?8 emphatically their
magasine, and worthy of their support
and encouragement. We would, there?
fore, respectfully urge upon all our
readers, young and old, that, before
spending their money for publications
emanating from tho Not th aud ubioad,
they first coter their names as subscri?
bers to the "XIX Century," as that
possesses prior claims to any other.
The subscription price is $3.50 per.
annum. The June number will com?
mence the third volume, and is an ex?
cellent time to ootumcoce. It is pub?
lished tn Charleston, S C.
April comes to our table laden with an
unusually rich store of goods things for
young and old. The articles are sensi?
ble, high toned, tull of life and zest,
and teach noble lessons, such as persons
of ull classes will be likely to learn,
remember, and profit by. We think
every school boy should read the story
'Thc Heal Tell Tale," which appears io
this number of the Gazette. Wc cannot
too highly commend thia publication to
our readers. It is truly a good paper,
cheap, valuable and instructive, a fitting
companion for every teacher, parent,
and child: It should be read at every
fireside iu thc land.
Messrs. C. H. Turner & Co., 607
Chcsuut Street, Philadelphia, are the
publishers. Send for a specimen copy,
uot forgetting to enclose One Dollar for
a year's subscription.
BQy* Major Delaney, u sensible aud
intelligent colored man, in a recent
speech at Columbia, said , ?lam willing
to strike hrrnds with you in maintaining
a free, honest and pure government in
South Carolina."
Ile also said that no black man should
oppose the removal of political disabili?
ties from every white mun upou whom
any such disabilities now rest. If all
thc colored people would think and talk
iu this way, wo should soon have an
able aud upright State Government.
Hugh H. Plcusants. one ot thc oldest
and ablest writers connected with the
Virginia prolfi, died in Richmond on
W ed ti es day last.
JO?* Haifa dozen bottles of Dr. Tuft's
Sarsaparilla and Queen's Delight will
eradicate all impure and poisonous
matter (rom the system.
Tho publio debt statement for April
shows thc debt to be 82,654,193,484.
72. Amount rn the Treasury $223,?
329,15). 37. Debt, less amount in thc
Treasury, 62,420,064.385. Decrease
of the public debt during the month
? -?.?
Bf5u Dr. Tutt's Sarsaparilla & Queen's
Delight will clear thc skin and imparta
beautiful complexion.
Tom Jenks was a colored parsou of
considerable pretensions, and not a
little sclf-opinioncd. Ho had been
engaged to marry a couple, and thc
appointed night arrived. Tho couple
with their attendants arrived at tho
hour. Thc Rev. Parson having much
more originality than reading cnnnhility,
appeared in thc parlor suitably attired,
his nose surmounted with n pair of
green . spectacles-glasses unusually
largo and mund, with a largo book in
hand, which ho held upside down. Thc
book ho carried was, of course, for
appearance sake; but tho parson was at
no loss for a ceremony. With deep
sepulchral tones he begins : "Dilly, wilt
don hub dis uman to bo di weded wife,
wilt don hat) he murrah, wilt don bab
ho farah, wilt dmr hah ho bruddnh, nod
he sifter, and all ho Iricuds and rela?
tives, and chery bojy in do wold V
The groom bows tho affirmative The
sumo question is propounded to tho
bride, and.she bows her assent, most
gracefully. Tho parson responds:
'.Well, dc gal isyouio, and you must
sluto um." Tho groom with great
warmth of affection, kisses the bride,
and tho happy company depart home.
* *
It can never bo pleasant to bc stoned
to death by a mistuko. A poor man
who lived at Middle Village, Long Is?
land, has experienced that unhappy
fate. Ho first imagined that some men
were pursuing him, and took to his
heels to huvnartin for his life. Soeing
him run, n couple of teamsters conclu?
ded that hu must certainly be a burglar.
Presently a crowd joined in tho pursuit,
and pelted tho fugitive with stones,
bricks, and olubs, nntil he was at the
Soint of death, when they kindly turned
im over to a doetor. People who visit
Middlo Village had better not go be?
yond a slow walk. It la evidently ar
much a? a innn's Ufa fa worth to ruu fc,
few yards io tho** benights^ pst?a.
AS F.*. M.?. Will be held OB Thursday evening,
May lt, 1870, kt 7 o'clock, P. ?4.
Brothers will toko da? nolie? ?nd govern them
Ive? accordingly.
B. 0. ORB KN, W.-.. M.-.
T. V. Waua, Secretary.
Jon 6_
p?f Tho many friendo of Mr. THOMAR HAIR
rerpeotfcJIy announce h I ea aa au independent
candidate for a ?cat in tb? Legislature from
Sumter Count/, and solicit fdr him th? support
-April 13, 1870._
From and after this dat?, tho mails going
North and So'uth will close at 12 o'clock A. M.
Northern and Southern Maila*will bo open for
delivery at.2 o'eloek, P. M.
The extra Charleston Mnil will close at 6
o'clock, P. M., and open for delivery at OJ o'clock
P. M.
Office hours from 6 A. M. to 7 P. M.
Sunday-The Mails will close at ll o'olook, A
M. Open for delivery from S to 4 o'clook. P M.
Corrected weekly by A. C. KA UFA!AN,
Broker, No. 25 Broad Street.
APUIL 22, 1870.
STATS SECURITIES-South Carolina, old, [email protected]
85; du now,[email protected]; do, rogist'd stock, ex int
[email protected]
CITY SBOURITIIS-Augusta, Oa. Bonds, [email protected]
84; Charleston, S. C. Stork, (ex qr int) - @67 ;
do, Fire Loan Bonds,[email protected] ; Coluwt in, S. C
Bonds, - @70.
RAILROAD BONOS-Bluo Ridge, (first mortgage)
[email protected]; Charleston and Savannah, [email protected]
Charlotte, Columbia and Augiistu, [email protected];
Chcraw und Durlington, -86; Greenville and
Columbia. (1st morl) - @80; do, (Stato guar?
antee) [email protected] ; Northeastern, -(5)88; Savan?
nah and Charleston, (Isl mort) - 80 ; do.(Stuio
gunranteo)[email protected]; South Carolina,[email protected]; do,
73; Spnrtanburg and Union, [email protected]
RAILROAD STOCKS-Charlotte, Columbia and ?
Augusta,[email protected]; Greenville and Columbia, li '
ra)2 ; Northeastern, 0(0,9 : Savannah and Charles?
ton, [email protected] ; - South Carolina, (wholo shares)
- (0)4 5 ; do, (hairdo) - @22.
EXCHANGE, ?te-Now York Sight, } off par;
Gold, [email protected]}; Silver, [email protected]
'?Bank of Charleston.- @
.Bnuk of Newberry.- (a) -
Bank of Camden .50(a) -
Bank of [email protected]
Bank of South Carolina.......5(a) -
Bank of Chester....,.5(a) -
Bank of Hamburg-.2(a)
Bunk of State of S* C. prior to 1?5?l.55(a) -
Bank of State ol S. C. issue 1801 and 1802 25(a) -
.Planters' anil Mechanics'Bunk of Charles-(ip -
ton.?.v.n.- (a)
*Pcop1o's Bank of Charleston.....t....-(aj
*Union Bank of Charleston. ......- (a) -
'Southwestern R R Bank of Charleston, - @
(old)[email protected]
'Southwestern R R Bank of Charleston, -(?)
(now)[email protected]
Farmers' and Exchango Bank of Charles-(8) -
ton.- (a)
Exchange Bank of Columbia.- @ -
Merchants' Bank of Chcraw. 2(a) -
Planters'Bank of Fairfield [email protected] -
Stato of South Carolinu Bills Receivable...par.
Oily of Chariest! n Chango Bi ls.par.
?Bills marked thus (?) aro being redeemed at
tho Bunk Counters of euch.
Jan 12 J y
Sumter Fire Eugine Co.
of tho Company will bo held nt tho Engino
House, this Wednesday evening, May 4, 18"'>,
at 7J o'clook.
Members aro requested to bo punctual.
By order of President
A. WUITNEY ? ri) Kit, Secretary.
May 4_ lt
C., will pay tho obovo reward fur tho up
prohonsion and lodgment in any jail in this
State, willi sufficient proof for conviction of tho
incendiary who set Cro to the Hotel Building on
Main Struct, on tne morning of the 21st inst.
April 27 St
Spring Stock;.
D. J. WINN. Agent,
Now lins in Store a Largo and Careful?
ly selected Stock of
Spring and Summer Goods,
CLOTHING-Fine, Medium nnd Common,
Cloths and Cassimeres,
Gloves and Cravats,
Under Vosts,
Fino Lot Tweeds,
Brown Linens, Ac.
which ho pledges himself to soil lower than any
other house in town for cash.
April 20_
MERCIIAUM-Genuine and Imitation.
WOODEN-Various stylos and prices.
And many others AT LOW FIGURES.
Glass and Crockery Ware,
Tho elf a post ever offered" in this market.
Fruit, Confectionery 5
Always on hand CALL AND EXAMINE
Under the Photographic Gallery
Maron 16_
AUGUSTA, OA., March 27, 1870.
?YOUNO LADY, of tbU oliy desire* a sit
nation la a ftrully, to 'tinnh English and
ls, both Vocal and Instrumental.
Var further particulars addrers
"8. H?'
\ Key Box, 461, 'Angosta Post Office
April ?-li*
3E*. x o ss ea
Coffee, 20 to 25c per lb.
Coffee Sugar, 15c.
Sugar, 121-2 to 15 c.
Sugar, Finest C, 16c.
Lard, 20c.
Fine Goshen Cheese, 25c
Halibut Fish, 1212c.
Flour, 25 lbs. for $1 00.
Flour, best Family, 14
lbs. for $1 00.
Bacon, 15 to 20c
Nails, 8c, by the keg, 7c.
Calicoes, 10 and 12 12c.
per yard.
mm AND mm
at 12 1-2 to 20c. per yard.
Mardi 30
-? ? -*-_,
Spring Stock
within tho last ton days, when Gold was $1.11,
and havingheon purchased when tho market was
nt tho lowest point, I om prepared to ofter one
of tho
Best and most Completo.Stocks
ever brought to this untrket, amt nt prices that
DEFY COMPETITION from nny houso who
purchased a neck abend of mo.
Call and examino for yourselves. It is useless
enumerate, as my enstomors know that any and
ovory tlting useful can al-vnys bo found at my
s toro
Goods Lower than Ever
And Lower (hun ant/ where else.
Como and seo,and you will bo convinced.
Comer Main and Liberty Streets.
April 13 _
Whom it May Concern,
MAN EVENTS, it becomes necessary fora man
to got what i? duo hita, in order loiivo und
(Honest dobts left out;)
And whereas, tho Subscriber returns bis thanks
to thoso who ltuvo so kindly and so promptly
NOTICE? F0RT1IE GOOD.S they have so nobly
carried nfT, and appropriated to their own uso and
henel! I; bo solicits a continuance of their cits
they will como forward anrl bo us friendly ns over.
Ho dont ask others whoso bills aro standing,
some of which havo boon duo a shameful length
of time, to como forward and pny up, but hearti?
ly desires them to do 80.
For further particulars enquire nt
NO- 3.
Afril 13-tf
At tho Onllory In Sumter, lately kept by H. B
MCCALLUM, such as
FRAMES or all sixos furnished.
PICTURES colored,and old pictures denned
and remounted.
April 27_
8EED for sale, for CASH.
For further information inquire of L. P.
LURING, E8Q, or address the undersigned at
Maoohester, fl. C.
April 27-11
.fust Receive^
A Large Assortment of i
Dress Goods,
-ALSO - * 1
200 BBLS. LIXrlQ, j
AT $2 50.
300 Sacks Liverpool SaK/?
AT $2 50.
1O0O Bushels Corn,
AT $lviO.
FROM 1G to 20 cts.
200 Barrels Flour
FROM $7,00 tu $R?,00. I
Muy 4_
Wo havo ruado arrangements to ship |
To Now York, Dnltlruoro or CbarUstoa, MUM
Cash Advances
on samo wkon delivered, and' hav ng it held it
as long as may bo desired.
W< will receive Cotton at Sumter, Lyneributft
Macsville or Manchester.
Green, Watson & Walsh,
Fever and Ague
Always Stops (be Clillls.
Tilia Medicino lias been before tho rnb
lio fifteen, years, and ia etill ahead of oil
other known remedios. It does not purgo,
does not sicken the stomach, ip perfectly
safe in any dos? nnd under all cir' in?
stances, and is tho only Medicino that vi'?
and permanently every form of Fever
and Aguo, becauso it is a perfect Anti?
dote tv malaria?
Sold by all Druggists.
May 4 ly
BQA. 100 years a secret
B?gu Cures us by magic
a^d" 1,000 persons testify- -1
BQU Pains, wounds, and sufferings
?4?~ Physicians uso and recommend
fse>" ?5.00 pots ordered doily for
hospitals and public institutions
in all parts of the U. S.
all Culs, Du ms, Dr?ttes, Sores, Ulm?,
For Cancers, Soro Nipples, and Hr ken BrcsMs,
Chappell Lips and Hand.". Hrnptinns, Chil?
blain.*. Hiles or .Sihms of Insects, Ac
Put up in 50c. sizes (nod il pots for families.)
All Druggists everywhere sell it.
Without it in the House.
Standard Preparations
..Cottar's" Rat, Roucb,&o. ifxtermina
"Cosinr's" (liquid) Red Rub Exter.
..Cottar's" (only pure) Insect Vo^?tt.
"Cosinr's" (only sure remedy) ^orl
??iQ.. SOLD ovcrywboro.
Ask for "COSTAH'S" (take no other.)
$1, $2, $3, and sizes, order from
COSTAR CO., 13 Howard.St., N. *.
Wholesale Agents,
May 4_ _%
On tho Cor. of SUMTER and CANAL-ST*.
Whcro all kinds of Work in tho nifleV*tn'?h'??
Line will bo finished in a workmanlike insonw,
and at tho shortest possiblo notice. ^
THE SUBSCRIUKR still oontlnaea t? -
his services t.. the publie to ?K^K*
NESS, SADDLKS. AO. Ills .-hop ls ?? "ffi J
de.,on, ono mlle from 8uwler. on lhe Si
??r.d. All '-inds of trade will be tskeo for.?
done- 1 a oems a poond will be *U?^J2tfra|
in trad*. W. 0. DORO*

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