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VOL. VII.] WINNSBORO, S. C., WENE'SDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 6, 1871. [NO. 25
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A Letter up n South (a-oliwip A1r irs,
from I 8ou1h ( 'f7ointion la ]'reSi
oLUMaIA, S. C., NoioIlir 15, I '-.
T1o his Lhielency U. S. Grant, Me&
rdent of the United (t.
Sin : A t thA isrinis in t be puiblic
affairn of thi.4 State. I venture to ad
drean 001s-i to yn ur l'W:llenrv. As
4 Svutlh Caroiioin, anid ab.i) an
Ahi-;rs eit. z 0, is my right and
mny por! :, it' . l lho !-e, t" place
ti" coa n. n smo befre the PreCA.
dett -0 t 1 i . Rep itli et. i Shall do i ,
iih i du r: i; f .r iho high otlio.
wheeh0 iuhtan a fuill ap
, eet tion af my e Itop iiraiv! ob
rvu it At the sW time. I shall
dii~sct iem timt ose duity n th
.Ahat 11dr:n0,ie eiu n h
co n.%od thle get n re s in&
I,- in , ill t eib .z p 't e u : -I
that tu e i s h rt ei aonl wih it
is MU:' unbestUlig in me to alppt ch
your Exe Illency. Your Atorney
e ularat wvie' reonutly ont duty at
.orkvilie, in thirs ; e, and, whilst
there, I :tn if ed th.t. it is nlot
unlikelv that mn Adieka. a white
maU, and ont U nnuen-L a negrn,
man, did rei.t a di:t.tigishel ( r .
.;lnianl, nd :Ls v ier -th hea
-.nollenge anid dh fy t!m4 seU1and
unwt unerupubus benehtuan that yo
may hve in; simh Carohina to con.
nleet my naue, )Ir my privato or my
public conduct, with any et .,t.
-.ariauce witLh the law. Apart from
t philos.ophy and true interpirtat inn.
I knJ-ow as lit'le of thi Ilegedl Ku
Kiuxiam inI prtons i)~ou-bt li'a rinra
as does jour Excellency. But of tht
phii'l isoIh and tru.: iterprelatit I
have very distinot vi--w. wich I
shall taxe oCemsion to t-uhitit to Your
Excellency in the course of this let
With these preliminary ohservation,
I shall now iundert.ke to ltiv biefore
your Excoileciey ani the oountry tle
case of iujnred and iinreprIe ted
South Carolwa You have put tihe
case in court. You aire the high pr e
cutor. I Makei ilt iii ve if he ad vocate iOf
the State---obero in iiante, bi
strong in the integrity of mty 'aiS
thrioe-arimed, becauC:ei miy quarrel is
ju st. A llow io, 1iow, to e.0rr)y yout
Excllectv iy back to App-)Ia tt oY.
You will nOt objict. I' a Sid dav to
nI of the South, it w. a ponlud dAn:
for you. ()t that day SoNuth aro
Hint, in comimon with the Southorn
Confedei acy. Sieied to lleav'i s do
cree and your siong "attalions ; gave
up the catuse for whiebi shte had gal.
lantly foiught, ar.di sutre.tlerel aill the
hopes and all the dreamtt of Southeri
niationality. IlThe State formally re
pealed the ord inace of ACession,
abolished thue inistitutioni of A\ fricn
slavory withiin her borders, antd re
tnme in~ gera heo iiton t
The fu ture becam ne promiisinrg. Thle
late Confedlerates and our' people
generally watedi a countriy to 1love,
anid of which to ou piroudil. T hey
wnere d isposed to give~ to thei Un itedi
States flag imuc'h ofC the dievotijont tha
hadv been lav'ishetd on the "i'~Coquredl
:faunnor ." 15ut the couraa of good
fooling waui not :'0 iX'eredt to tun smoothI
and to conidect iis to a n aited people
and a resitored Unci on. Thei fell ip ir it
of party am developed itself. 'The
mbonIster since k nown as Randical ismi
reatedc its anugiy eet. The scheme
of Tl dical roe ,nt r'tctioin was pti in
mipitioniii. Its th tot, Thaddeus
:(teveini, bodly prioclaimed that his
('uSt ii tnuon. TIheitee beiganr the
- trioubles wt ich have ctiuniited in
tht sit mai ion.---mihltary, linaincial and~
gocieral -which this unhappy Stato
now p'reents. lHofre the present,
ge vtanmen Ct ws .im tposeod, th rouig h
P'od oea innnenct , u ipon S out~h Cairo
li na, t he white peoplec of Sooth (ari
lina mattde to Coingressi their remnon
itranioe and suibmtted their a ppeal.
'Thosei are iipon record. Thte writer
of this letter was chairman of the
committee who bore that remion
stranco and that appeal to Washing
ton and laid it before the Reconstrue
tion Committee of Congress. He had
the honor and the privilege of addres
Ping that committee in tha basement
of the Capitol. Ho spokte to the head
ntd front of reconstructioni-Thad
dleus Stevens himnsolf- -and prot outed
agaiinst thu mnonstrousi wrong thait was
about to be done to the ostracized
- white peopio of South Carolina. Hem
ventnred furthor to say that the
ag imna folstedi upon this Stato wau
o I the law of G1d.[and that, there
f (,it would not and coil'i not en
d ure. Will not your Excellency
Wdit that the writer's nnticipations
havn been swiftly realized ' Look
his.day at our Executive, our legis.
laiive hi.'iory, our ruinkel finan1,1ces,
..ur di.ordered State stricken in its
liberties and its industries ! Let
your Exellency contenmplate the
spectele which 3on yourselfI present
--to-day seeking to hold up with
your bayoucts the rotten falling pyrna
muil A reconstructed South Carna!
--the pyrartidi which pligmtny stantes
inen have sough to t Imike iet upon
its sharp apex instead of its brond
lint the scheme1113 of Eadical recoin
rnuct~ion was placedn operation.
The d tiands of pnrty required the
experimnn t to ie nade. Nced we
point your hccellecy to the hirtory
of South Carolina for the last thrcet
yeari ? It is the Istoiry of a pluu
dered ant outraged people. It is th
history of misrule, proflhvney, fraud
and corruption. No sooier had the
doors4 of the State becu opened, prior
to the ieginning of the recn itruct lint
era, when a horde of hunigiy thieving
political advenntinr.a crce to cour
State. Theme fhttered the hopes and
fostere d th the prejudieca of the
itno chised freedmin, ann d struck
hand, an I united fortunes with the
naliva ren.e'n '. ou, was fOrnnl
ai comba~ltin nn preeded al!
"Q ii that h lVe Come Ulo" thi.,
vit.aute. I, lyal l eagu s -ecret. ON:ith
h..tind pre .-, }olitiona , tailliary,
r -hyious andl unh-trial in charaicter
--wer establkihd All over the att.
Trhe aitagonisn IPet,.teien the two races
that inhabit South Carolina wa' ant
"11lly kenpt up. Then followdci tho-.e
ev.'t,' which hare nside tI' hiitory
of I' aIto:i'ii-n at .ieusgr' 0- to e.v-1tzt
n ii y - o ir nx ? I" 'i h.
Lhands ,f irg# la trs vim"e n; on ..pens
bribe Gov S.;ott onens (he door
of the peniut. e-iiry to hi conviet pets
and bend~s them back to t ht - e >n umn
nities whence they had been taken
by the hands of justice. 'he Lnd
olnision perpetrates its swindle.
The wahe State egiwe beome s r
n t of orrUpi ti-iii, t ah -ir eya
heathy spot upon its blakened sUr
bae. Th e tr.tl rm of 4 n h lI -
lina htnn eeomei Nok, e n rvwi8ii and
'iindsele rrom norreiinin. mUinder
the-se ci n !-tancs, nited vpur V. xcehi
W y % it in h> on: hlav. fie nigh
at'. ited the spirit otf 'Iot;Ia7 iy in
tho peenple I Udti szicn 0111ndm
Itances ,V ned younr Pxe'lleinir wonder
that in pnortion s of this S an-, at:, nf
Is it unrestonnable thut, provokled be
yomn (niurane. local defenm-iv e antid
proerite hands inny have b'eenn or
ganiz ./ Whatevtr your Excellency
iay think. we knnw what th(- judgef
ment of thi countrv will he when Al
t fac'ofsothe shaM hu brougl't out.
TPhit jK dgment, will be thatt, if mnen
lin the Up ntny have siined, thes
hav" als been stinncd agains ; and.
Wt., -alHr.ot be sne'prised if thie cotin
try dsinm nit yet wonder tnt the nioder
ati''ns aid endnuranen otf ounrpep,
1l' enitr Excelency now undter
atn :ii fu; nlly) on tinis sui*et, I otp
pos :, aind htav'e everi opptosed, setni't
snnciatioins, organized fort ponlitic'a
or disciplinary punrposesi. I believe
that tihe evil therew ith anssociated
eniounterbaianees the good. 'There are
in additin, ethieni coiniderationsi
w-hich cointrol tiy judngmnent and deC
termii ine miy act ion in the question.
IWhilst, thereforei, I cannot defend
winat, thnene is, or mia y hnave beein, of
K' nn I' luxismi in Sioutn b Caroilina, I in,.
tern', tneverthltess, to givec my imnpres.
iouns as to its true phiilosnophyn aind its
correct i nter'pretaitiion. litoweven'
diperted byv band anti irnponsible
me in fromn its o )rig irnal pu'rposec how -
ever nused in somne ces ton gratif'y
p fersonal mial ico and car'ry private
endsii; whatever there is, or hast beetn
of Ku Kluxiin in portions of Soutih
Catrnlinan grew out of the weckiness
annd coirruptionn of our Frate regimie,
aindi ha~d tfnr its object tine prnotetion
(of pterson andt propjerty,~ even to the
sinummtiary infhnetioin of dcathn ipotn
evil dtnnrs. Th'ik was a bold resnlve.
'Ihmis was a desperate reinedy'. But
let us not forget that the d isease was
als d51(espierate, arnd tine provoncation
gret'. I cainniot defe'cnd thet att of
aiuitinmary veingeance commnitt ed, cithi
inr by3 whnite mnen on' negro imert.
have tihe actors in the'se tran.iactjins
to thle jnudgmnennt of' Ieaven and1( thec
judn(gmneint of' the courttry. Befonre
these tr'ibumnais each mannn wh'Io hast as
Sunmod tine responsibility of' exeen
tioner', mnustt answer for imiseif.
T1he onus of thne act rests unpon the
actor. Bunt those considerations sitll
not prev'ernt ne fr'om raiising my voice
againsnt tine efforts to mnin-repren'ent
our people andin to miako pol itical enapi
t al ount ofC those acts of violenice wineet
haveo booti the diuretit resuit of a cor,
rupt and fe'xblo admuinistration of thn
laws. Tnt it to be wondered that
where there is no law, that the peopl<
shtnuld uwake a law unto themsnelves
Is iti be woontderod that the Loya
Un'io~n Leagues shonuld have led to th<
fo innsLi en of nnnenine-defona' an
protective societies * Iot.bogh
I hatve 1thus, Mr.% President, br1oughtl
thw hb-tory of evenits ill Soeth :il oli
na to a comiparativevly recuet peri
oil. Whatever thero was of Kit
KiUxililn or lylali law iorganii atLitli
iii South Carli"a, prodncd a pio
fouiil iIpressioll upoln the thiievin;.
otlcials, 8Eate and County, in this
State, upon tho maliciousi negroes,
and upon "vi doei in goneral. A
SWord Of DamIO'el %14 1tI w -jI sspeIdId
a 0bov t h hea0f thlee peop-. ail
tiho aito e; quiet. Gool lietI
felt no fear. I ad men t.rem1hed.
They knew nat iov soon the .veonger
wiould comle. Nit this wateC of thinjgs
was, of vourseo, not agreeable to the
cairpet-haggo , the renegado arid ther
malleiona nero This asweid I.f
I lan u l tv bt must h Ii no v we d 1 v -
ernor Scott could Mot remove it. Le
"'Y :w !n trein led. Then wv:%. f,,injed
the groat conspiracy, inl wh ich you,
Mr. Prc.<idit , have been drawn an an
insttuiint ito carry out the progrtniamme
of "nse upullous. anld alarmedt- mon.
The plot opens witti a gloss enggera
tionl of the. acts f ou .gesin t i
State. It I, 6oI .ved lp wiLlh s ii -
rerei entti o l 4 tie sijrit .i jur.
mes ,!lgedto bwo tlierewah conl-Wt
Lno1 wIrdiO isi about to be I xpone
(i avernor Scot L otiterz, thio-e o' -piracv.
Urg -d to inspend the wri 'fNa'
c r*1-- inl . Ca, h ) 'a -,):n . You r.
Cib' a ii .l toi the'0 ) - i l po er
la I % I i Ili C lit .iVi p o %' v r',
tatead Voederal,. im 11M. eCpta to thef
emergei.cy. I-e! I cmaspiraitors, vail
rep1rFiiesa -l 1 in th e I' ri*- ". of
.e - \'' thinu ,. \ ' W aue
M '. . "' ? I. 1 i A I ('~U
:0 41 F lio a, :na' ' l: v i,.nd your
war uI a ill S.I C:aroh ' a bg i n W.
Y'i, ahii og h It I. . '!arly 1e a Ve i ti yF:ear
A in 'a.\ 'pe i l i ll (. resone I -UI
liii 1101 a t '-ar 0 b .1 'a N ii,h
of :ia 'al . e : 't i are v
t . f its I i .i. t'ePidtnt
Gent:Q -at the Iiui trls vo won in
walr ighting0 F.>r what i ooi n to doubt
deemei th right. , it liat thee.
hureb msitit :, Co.pelis tid inear
Kistig! 3u wi th r ithviaind ilise ? I
A itl no w, Mlr. Pi tie delit. let tie
protest. not 01nlyv ra whin the Miris and
,bun.,g it Ibii i I.l( t w i l y C p..n our
indus~i yo ih i - but ;1! (, !;t j !
put. st, sVi i Il l IQm d , the cIida'the
%.o~ ol le '- v'al writ. . 1,erso::
libWty, i d po(1( p ,..in
in thisan e,. ..!er (he K1 Klix At -t
of o' e U . I-, Iies C e ocurrd tio
Your. .::.;I). . a: I.. itr, but1
cat1. g ur I he d .:edY of .It "eMr
.tiil i onal .%A 1 ,of f .e t t -
gr. i lf b a W i ma i.od ai
epted leg m , th la alit I deIbgated
pW --r anna iet d. ho y, . The Coll.
IIititi(n of til. aigted Silal^I. whiocl
are sw rn t" in.,serve. prot,-ei vodv de
t d. ay tit of e esma u p n
th. privih o (If : w
Agh ilsi 1101 55 ii. ( I. ' i f iS I
('nges h o nly1 by h e ,'otiitatin
of t he Rlepubli. el t , t the f n
.*taes C pprove d A p ii '. , 1871. s,.h
to del ty e this paw to the il ,1
dent, an d ll1OWS hbuo")l to ex1 CCise i.s
haellio orth ivs," referred i tot~ PainO
'si ti ng.or u~Ti le or. eside t in.
vetedt h y'u with impe U$ril power, andi
fro th e a'i ttceple hi chaa i ~'ltheI 31ark Ani
iltin ofta C e gi es tenge hto liou.
IButl yoautr hacelen yyreli Alajes.,
I uatht ad d eize tetndre
powr.w.. id mre. en lourw
proclamtatinr i tb17 at, ofory~aou n
procee to cbrry o thi deleg taton of
your powerpo othe, Uni youre Miar
ishal~t, andbs thorzed o doelegte
t o' hii eput, 'awail ho eeu to then
te to a u ptplen wn hsi e comes tro
this inv that anali thoftei mtovr,
Itheall unto of heo wil oi
orlotof aymtdoay lil ora negro
II7tet hoevr linuefecual tsi r be.
thI boundie.< of n 'ondd '- od" prnd
befor" w4. we.shal nr.t 'dhyain$ Nor
abali we abandou our mvother State
in the, hour if her greaitc4 need.
Claimling (-nly Mhit i., justA, and air
sball hold mi'to th 1" broh'.1i itarA of
the Statt and pour upon t them in
I avishm treanits tho rieb libot0ins of a
more han ytnanduvotion. ..
If Iyou Iu .se to th e heilgh4ts of your
dley, ' i..Ndin' what yot lbei.en.
by i eh tiA IMlpo to do. V ithd r w
kvour sldiern., . RediM .yir to iiitt rv
dI jk!'nS. J. iinit ;us tio JIM n Il 1 1 II'
sueu. I t1k of B'rke,jQ4 eA rc'
nfe. an i doiled su~hgt h
ispiril, of lihirry Thiink- .V V i us, i
wh llby a un fit nanimllous policy, b1.1
made the conuered peopl" of batium
the frienhjji of 11 >uau, and t hu- added
to ier Iower and dignity.
Yo ur E x c Ill eLn ey appers Luent
upon the pa'iey of uaking w- upon
the mtithern States.i Pnfdoti me f r
the, .ui;.tgestions that you ennuot, it'
you rognrd your Naim, retire tWo Foon
fro Il is 03Aunpaign :oinat y, ir own
e11111.1rImlen. The vniv elnlur before
."u are the nen, w-nen atId childretn
(,f pilndered. stog.ging cr .u iis
Th1,; gream. hA. rt of t ho puees fime
ia stil in d'atb, and te m ar-woirti
vetrati of the armis of tho (mfed
ercy ar' itaing their broad by the
swes;% of 'ih bows;. Yout enai, Mhr.
Proid:nt, win no honors in Our
p reSen1t, agg re(oi -J1ns; and UvOn if
honor were po bi'tie, it llight :, well
for fl) 11t0:11,er verl inl ruind :h,. liug
gInfion (if a Chr'wi-in he1art, tha t
"'e hti b ber victories no it.4s rtnnowne.
!!:%: war. "
I ant, res~peetto.i~y, you'tni.
11e1 iIffii't of 11 h - K iiuxy 1 ag 1 lo asi
i:11%. - U ath pr- .'1th
tliA1Dna. "Cenqrate. a.tter .,ro
I k' '11 I. - j, e u' er t 1wIere a t 'll
I he chief, exusejg of busile mb:n
1: dull i.4 that. neariv one-thitrd of o
lie ies 11aVe Ilt. *le't etbuty o keep
froml being) t hrow n io j~i;; ny n
is exaited ; niotliing talked al .at but
g..iug to jAil, titnd ileaving their fiii
li" withont. any protection from the
negroeis iild drunken oldiers, and
Ilit y ae rIC tiheir familie s will
Ouffi f r th necesnuu iA s Wl lif ,Wutb,
the aro in pri -n. W e if this p,.ace
. it'? b~e't lte'sted, butit m1ay be.
1'o., this ret,'he1 yoi, he in priSon
tr heir'g K1 N-x, though we IUVerI
he:med to I (or dert, 1601 ever have
e"' u: v ; hi 'y : tn t ng up the
inae'.l s :t wil .s the ui .. W e'
exlw-i ith i i liem her, l th i. wev k,
anid are preparedl to subh t;t t"l otr
taLe. a ol uOl IUAd in tie Ia perts
fromt thlis Ae )o o n~ r-y "n asw
fro. I m a e le'1o VIrat p. pe,
fW w e havre one or Itwo 1idiI pA
p#,r.s, int arer tho maiil Calls of 1l1
this trolale. You ask us to -e Il
jilI it:) rd itrr good.-sV. W e '.aai(
not be doin!g Iurelv 11rl, oil
dl, 11.1y 11-A h ahle to p y f or
thmtI. Should titnes imp rte1uove we will
i,!ntd you an oriu. The above is but
a pior de seripti i uf thn tims here,
K1 liiux Prisoners.
Cohmnel Ed ward F. Av'ery, Robert
May, Wmn, S. Me y, J1. Priks W il-otn,
J. P. (Ja;tes, and 'Henry T'oole, (the
latst tnamved being a colored iman, ar
ire-ted in Yoirk on suspteiou of Ku
Ktuism ,iwere tt.ken berfore Jud~gets
H ind and IBryan on a writ of' Ana
corpu)lI to--day, andt wereo discharged on
batil Iin th isumo i of 9j3,Ol0 0011ch
It is undellrstood that. tho Ku Klux
pirisoners neeuseid of mtittos less tihln
muderie matiy up'on ntpphinitio~n.b re
ieai~. 0on hii utii t he dielivet y of
the decisioni of thei Sutpreime Court.
to which fitnal tribunal the casos will
undoubtedly be0 taken on appoiai.
All the tuemcbers of' the taxp-lyes'
exeeltlGut i omittee not ha. v iing ar-'
rived, the nicat ing of the commiiittee is
deferred to to-mnorrow.
A Sn tld Printer. itNo
Yok at'itonday, by~ someI of the
pmrinterA in that city, to t he vonerablec
Joseph Bradley, whoc hast just comt
pleted hlis rtinety-seixthi year, amli is
lhe old est printer ..in the I aeited
States. .He -till works nt the ease,
and for corretniess aned spteed enn put
to blusht many who are soores of years
bit junior, .
A it te Norwtilk Nnrf~ yvears old
was Hatening,. .on; Sunday last, to at
Fiblei stoty of Eluahhand:ii~ tihe tears.
IlThe story was~ illui'tratd with a pitt
ture of' tie vegerable 1RIdah gain out
ba~freheaided. t h 'rdtting (t "ff
at it and immendiatel.yif spokeou~t,
"'a 1her, why ,d idrn't slpit phis. hat
ott, thten they wound ga l 1e hoUwed
The co~reysone of tha:dirst Mlgthe
(1ist dhutrchi Salt, kal.e Ci vias
laid'"Tuesd'ay,aid there i4e noadthe
regular' uhreb~hor'ganWttidne of' thhit
deonomiinaitiorn, and of~etebibepiscipa
lI an, PrebyoinyndIotan ,Vho
*Hrtpdg nd ated Ipolice ofl
cera to hont up~ ttrutst&#)4 r9iuu4 *tai
Florida 1o lhi Pit lider ) rtlal Law. I
The New Yolk Faeidug po-t, of
Thur.i2ay !,,;, the 23d imtt., pulis-hes
thfolhowing si cialI dispatch fron
it- 4l Washingr ton corr esp oet, under
.d ite of thme i23d inig ant :
The i 1Ka lit K "o oinittee have de
cideld ii I C 0 teein ln d to the i (i lent
the iSpensin of theo writ of l18ab1a.
Corpus in certain sections of Florida,
And it is believed that lie will not
Lcsitate tocouply itih their recoin
m end ation, i-t ivithstandintg the report
rom certain quarw:a that ho leis an
nounced hi.- intention of not suspend
ing the writ. vitier in Geoigia or
Flol id a.
The Btn Post., in alluding to
0h... above i 'eon mend at ion of the
Kn Klux Conun11ittee, sllys :
Thu, statenicat of Senater Blair re
garding the alleged Ku Klux outrogei
at the Sounth, is of Cpecial moment at
this tie, when the Prestident is deba
ting wLeiher to yield to the demnall
for mnartial hiw in Florida and ( or
gia. Senator Blair iis a member of
the invostigating Comlitteo, ail his
etimate (it the testitmony ubt-.ied is
glt3u ureliable as that, of the Dther
mllnIiembers who IlaVe IL strong paitisall
interest to servo in nioking onit a
ate of lawlessness. General Biir
explodus tihe whole theory of pol ticli
p~erseention in few wIords, dveclarinrg
that violenco exists in the South no
inme than in other parts of the coni
try, except in cases where tho people
have itken in their own hands the
piiishimt of etiinals whomt the
Governmilleht has allowol to go un
whipped o justion. This is no tuori
than happens frequently elsewhere,
without, even a hint of it-suirrection, or
t need of niartial law. Si in i ta -
neously with thiN statemicnt of Gunle
rl Blair, t-ther meimberi of the Com
mitteet: rive out that they have di
e Ver"1d :1 rebIolli'll ill Itl r States,
an-' ciaIl lopion the Pr'sidelt to dee are
i. ilitary litw in ( :orgia and Florida,
:.s the last 1 osort. There is all is.mo1
here iaade up on facts ; aid the pub
lic 'Aill remueinhet the ab.urd mistakes
ma121de by the re-Ilent rewirding thej
"rebellion" in Vo01h1 C lina, and
jndge whieh statement is the met
worthy of lcdecie.
Probilr Loss of a Companly of Miitrx.
'Ilie C" igo R 'lTribune ars . A
silggular iemiinder of the approach of
Winter e n n to us froi I'r h In a
canon of the biQ Cottonwood )onltai
-_ locality Iame fl r its 1.ver
mies-the Csnow, fIr two or threeI
days mlst week, fell with great rapidi
tQ, iAn- now Atiovcr O,.ur uet e on u
. leve 1, with hngr drift; tbiatv f-tIt
hi;h. A 1:irge forve of ntoi-r were
e!nght by this stormn far ul 'he e noi
:md fe' t it ae ei: .term ined for their
lwlt 2: It S ei' ""r va !Y
nlot properly i uppioed with proii
Tney cAn faln :helter in their imining
nutS ; but WCidy it is thuought they
hWve eaiti :: the food they had on
h.and. ljif i a do1!!ar a 'ound Mai
fe!to to7 st urs and pack-mei'n to
Carryi thetn Ift ed, but no iRn dared At
tenipt th p a: g.,
The South C.'rolina KLi-K\lux F.i: -
0r o to Ie trie at Colu 11m bia,
have ieenre1 it appeairs, Reverdy
Johinson to defend them. Tt. i.s mnen
tioned( las a sinigular fact in this eon
n'etion that Louis Johnson, a son of
said Resordy Johnson, isi the United
States Marshlal of South) ,.rolina,
chiarged by his father, in a recent
speeoh, with macking "arl eMts nithout
a wa rrs lt."' Bt as there was a llrtn
ins in the old Roman republic who
IconldemI)ned1 his son, why may not his,
toyin this1 110tter r'epeat itielf in
Souith Crl ina , hiairassIed as that land
of chivalry now~ is by free negroes,
carpet.huiggers, 50calawagQ, United
States troops land Ku Klux -Klaus i
N. Y. Ikerald .
Tlhe small pox in New Y.ork conin
nocs to makel~ headway. TJho board .of
lleal th on Thul irsday ropor-ted 43 cares
durng" tile wook, algainslt 25 ease-s for
the weekc previous. T[ho sanitary
clomiti toe strongly red.ommeonded all
persons to attend to ieinlation as thei
best meansa of' preventing the spread
of the disease. They also cnll atten.
tion to the fact thant out of 90,000 per
Ron previously vaceinated by order
of' the board, not one has been re
ported asR having taken either small
pox or varioloid'
Theii Hillsbhoro (N. C.) Recorder
says I that a tr'fiec dealer in Charleston
ad ve'rt i'i((d for chinquapinit, and a ooon
skin firm in the mountains soon
caverstocked1 hime. Ile wahted' to
writVto the firm to etop, but couldn't
sopell -.the -word to -save his
thie. -So he just got mad and enclosed
twsobingjgpins in a hiter and told
bohm "~plesso don't een4 me ny more
A lilttle bit of thing, v'ho had, 'gat
g'ot, back from a party, was a-k ef by
her mamma bow she had enjoy~ed he
*elf. "Oh infn il' she sald, "I'm
sa~full of happiness ; I couldd't be no
happier withont~ I was. biger,'B
WA westarn stock.breeder is proud
of-the produiction~ of i bor; oolt,
*ble beaooontsfor by the approtoa
A Uowatdly Act.
Our friend Judgo W--- called
upon us to beg that we would not
putiish a little affair that we never
heard of until the Judge told us.
We pronised that we would handle
the inaitter with delieacy if we mou
tioned it at all ; but it is too good to
It seews that the Judge has been un
pleasautly imprcesod with the belief
that burglars were about bent on steal
ing, and carrying away some of the
silvor plate fdr which his genial home
is famous. It so worked upon his
jlidicial ind that be procured an
Old Springlield rifle, loaded it with
niie bullets and the necessary amount
ofpowdcr, and ie and his man Teddy
took turn about watching the preui
To this they were moved by sundry
suqpioious charautors found lurking
in the neighborhood, aod oi one oc
caslon the family was alarmed by an
attempt to get in at the front window
by some ruffian, who wat fired at by a
colored servant girl who was ready to
Iake allidavit that ahe "hit him in do
Night after night went by without
any manlifostations of a serious sort,
when one night the J udge was arois
ed by Teddy, who declared that lie
saw the vilIian in the adjoining vacant
lot. The . udge pulled oin the drapery
of Lis netlier limls in great haste and
descended. The ft iendly allies held
a concil of war an1d eaich was satis
fied that the enemy could be seen
daily prowling about in a vacant lot
a joining the J udge's reosiderinoo. IIi
honor took the gun, and in a loud
W ho-hoo-hoo's thare 4
No responase came back.
"If Vou do not. answer Il shoot
No repons. but a stealtly move
mont as if on the retreat. The Judge
raised the gun to his shoulder, oock
intg it as he did so. lIe shut both
eyes and pu'led at the trieger like a
mnle. Tll- old iron yielded, a nd a
re.port followed that rang from Meri.
diai 1ill to Arlington heights, and
wakened all the police in the city.
A roar of paii followed from the va
cant. lt, but the .J udge did not hear
o'r heed it. Ie was on his hack in a
gutter stul Y ing astronomy. The old
rifle haid kicked him over, and he saw
more fireworks in the starry heavens
titau ever before. Teddy sat him on
end. Asisted by tw) of our efficient
plico and a lo Io w d p, the vacant lot
was examined for the dead birlar.
No such ecniviet appoar-ed, but in his
place a dead cow. Her milky soul
bad sought the milky way through
Iir-hi lo:. It appears that. since the
pound ordinance as lobn enforced
ia poor lei h woman was in the habit
lit surreiti .oinlv turning her sukoy.
doodle in that vieant lot w orop the
riI grass ait nighl .
Ju1dge W. su s he e'i tell to a cent
t. cost of an Irish womin's oow.
Arrsts in Chester.
List of names of persons arrested
ulpon the olarge of Ku-Khixintg, since
our last issue
W. MIhn Iardiii, E. ). Robins,
O. . ~ in,*Joseph, R(bin1,:
Thomas Robiins,* If. 1) llardwiock,
D). T1. Da~rby, WV. Crooker,* Bluett
M ayfild,* Aliek .Johnston, oolored,
Henry Johnson colored, Green
Divis, colored, Bock Worty,*
colored, A. WV. Hlardin,* E. Inman,*
W. HI. Mooro,*- W. Ax. Anderson, W.
W. Casstles,* .J. HI. Robinson, Wash
Estos, (. L. Ilard wich. John Casey.
Tleaied on h~ail.
The following whose namies were
published in our last issne, have been
released on hail:
William Robins, Major John W
Wilkes, II. G. Blrawley and Jesse
Uard in.--C'hete~r Repcn-tcr.
No Ku Klun in Virginia.
The State toffloers of Vrirglii hve
.writtten to the Ku Klux (committee
in response to their iuquirins as to the
condition of affairs in that Stamto,
Fromt their letters it would appear
that everyth ing was serene in that
Stato , that the State debt had- not
increased save from accruing interest,
and that there are no Ku Klux with
ii, the borders of the Old DomInion.
A Washington dispatch to the
Cincinna ti .Gesette vays:
"At the lat cabinet meeoting
Attorney Gieueral A kernman reported
that he had two thousand prisoners
4in South Carolina alone, cap tumrod
under. the: Ku Klux act. A debate
followvod as to the ability of the courts
andl of thme general govern~ment to take
care of so large a proportion of the
popiulation aind a general disposition
was manifested to have* the arrests
somewbpt teatrioted, and if possible,
en~necd to Uuose ascertained to be
aptiyo-it Ab Ku Kltux order."
"J.6 thi# be tiorte in rnind : Tho
United 8t ates GIovernmerit'ia Lking
care of .Kw3lnisw... Ourstate con
cern is, wth te9 finanoes., Aa Mr.
Ch ainborl] alagone into tho liede,
ral Ootift, wl'6. ctt give ud an
4d infos'lM Stbd 4 hio .er/Qua1 to~
The sale of Paymaster Hodge's
hout'e at Washitigton (tays the Blos
ton Post) tertmiuntes thfe somewhat in.
ellootive attempt of the Government
to got back the money il allowed its
speculative servan t to squander upon
the bulls and] boars of Wall-stroet.
The insufficiency of the amount realiz.
ed to reimburse the Government
loads to regret that thn accident of
discovery came when it did ; since
now it is stated that Hodge was opera.
ting for a fail, and that., had hi- been
allowed tocontinue few weeks long
ger, he would not only have retired
with individual wenlth, but would
have been able to refmd all that !.:
had taihon from the Treasury. Tho
suggestions which these facts offer
will not be lost upon /retary Bout.
W11ll, who is notably open to tho
reception or l1hint. about a "policy"
from out-siders. This he can obtain
without even a promiso of payment
and it. is that bia Department shall
allowv tullioient sums to speoulativo
oflicials for operation and investment,
with assurance of imununity from ar
rest until profit shall acern3 from the
variations (if the market. It was
only the undno laste in bringing
Ilodge to account that precipitated
his personal disaster andl the loss of
the Governmentu. After five vear3 of
froe use of publio Imetl , unniolested
by the Department, 1l1dge had i
presumptive right to as that his
latest speciulation might bo allowed
to proceed : and what, he did, there
are probably dozons of others now en
gaged upon, in whoso catics the Gov.
ernmont will consult its own interest
by consistently letting them alone.
.I't States 0ourt--iu Klix Trials.
The conrt convened at 12 M., yes
terday-Judgo.i Bond and Bryan pro.
By agreement between the District
Attorney and the counsel for the de
fence of the prisoners, the challenge
of the array made by the former on
Monday was withdrawn. Mr. Corbin
sumiitted a motion, that the panel
of j'urore-unfilled through the ab.
sence of a large number summoned
be completed by issuing a reniro for
a sufficient number.
Mr. Jol neon beld] that, under an
Act of Congress of 1824, the jurora
should be drawn from the Judicial
District in which the offences were
alleged to have been committed.
Mr. Corbin argued, that the provis
ions oi the Act referred to- wers in
tended for the District Courts, and
not for the Circuit Court ; which view
wassustained by the opinion of the
On motion of Mr. Corbin, Mr.
Chamberlain was sworn us assistant
counsel of the United States. The
order for the summoning of thirteen
additional grand jirynen and thirty
talesmen was made, and the court ad
journed to Friday, at II o'clock A.
Singular Itludian Tradition.
Among the Seninole Indians there
is a singular tradition regarding the
white man's origin and superiority.
Thev a:ty that whou the Great Spirit
made the earth, he also made three
men. All of the nmen had fair cot
plexione and that after miaking them
he led them to the margin of a small
lake, and bade them le-sp in and wash.
One obeyed and camne out purer andl
fairer than before ; the second
hesitated a moment, during which
the water, agitated by the flest had
become muddied, and when lhe bathed
he came out eopper-colored :the third
did not leap till the water had becomot
black with mud, and ho camne out
black with his own clor. 'rho (reat
Spirit laid before them, three pieka.
gee, and,~ out of pity for tho naisfor.
tunie of color gave the blaek man the
first choice. Hae took hohld of each
prokage, and having felt the weights,
chose the heaviest, 'The copper.col
ored man chose the net heavieet,
leaving thes white man the lightest.
When, the packages were opened,
the first was found to ontain spades,
hoes and implements of labor ; the
socond enwrapped htuntong, fishing
and w ar-like apparatus ithe taird
gave the white mean peras, ink and
paper, the engines of the mind-~tha
tneans of mutual ment al imiprovemnent
the sooial link of htmnanity. the foun
dation of the whitesmani's sn periority.
In Fiayetto county, 1("ntncky,,the
drought huur been so severe that the
fortuanteo possessors of wells, not yet
gone dry, ea enabled to sol water at
a hiandsomne price.
ExSntor (iwin, of Californ~ia,
Duk ofBonrahas just mande a -flo.
"'eriko".in hle gold nine in Qalaterasn
county, Cal , worlh, according to ibe
loosl papnr, $p00,000 ao farsa al
It ispropaod.to stopi th. ,small
poz In Phladelphia by inducing
Grant to go over and tak. is. He
vould sgoept all the Quader Oity bMs
D'e "bridle.roin onily la&tw deritig
0. his of th e honorhwoon ; then comes