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VOLUME IX.-NUMBER 1383.
CHARLESTON, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 28, 1870. SIX DOLLARS A YEAR. THE FENIAN FAILURE RA PID RETREAT OF TETE RAIDERS. The Wounded Left Behind-Ugly Ra? mon about O'Veil-DUtrea* of the Pri? vate Soldier?. TORONTO, May 27. Matters in the neighborhood of Huntington this morning axe assuming a good deal of in? terest. General Gleason ls in command of the Fenians, who are well armed. The Canadian forces are assembling, and active preparations are going on for a fight. Troops have also been ordered back to Pigeon Hill in anticipa? tion of more trouble there. A small force of I Fenians also appeared at Island Pond. Ail is quiet on Niagara and Detroit frontiers. SECOND DISPATCH. TORONTO, May 27-10 A. M. A dispatch this moment received says the Fenians near Trout River commenced an at- i tack this morning, but were rapidly driven ba?k across the lines. - Particulars expected soon. THIRB DISPATCH. TORONTO, May 27. The Fenians at Huntington and Trout River got out of the way as fastas possible alter firing commenced, leaving their wounded behind. General Gleason went back to New York in disgust, General Starr assuming command. ST. ALBANS, May 27. A few Fenians have'?eft for home. The rest have been provided with food by United 3tates Marshal Foster and the village authorities. The presence of United ?tates troops keeps the Fenians quiet. A number of them slept in the depot, the rest out of doors. The-privateB have no money, the officers but little. Some claim that General O'Neil has $200,000 of Fenian funds in bis possession. Generals Spear, Gleason and Prim, the lat? ter registered from Virginia, held a consulta? tion this morning, and issued an .order for the Fenians to go into an encampment two or three miles from here. CHICAGO, May 27. Forty Fenians went eastward to-day. FRAGMENTART FORAYS. BUGLE NOTES ALL ALONG THE BORDER. Reckless Recruits Rashing to Destruc? tion-Tbe First Field Fought-Disas? trous Denouemen t-Over-Zealous B*lfeU Overhauled-He Blunders Into a Burlington - Prison-United States Troops Slovlng on the Border-Fire? locks in Front and Fetters In the Rear. The detailed accounts of the Fenian invasion of Canada, given by the Northern papers, make the telegrams published in our issue of yester? day more intelligible. The chief movement of the Fenians appear? ed to be directed against Canada East, from two principal points, Malone* in Franklin County, New York, west of Lake Champlain, and St. Albans, in Franklin County, Vermont, on the east of that lake, each within short marching distance of the Canadian frontier. Malone is somewhat over two hundred miles j north of Albany, and St. Albans about two hundred and seventy miles northwest of Bos? ton. The movements of the troops were chiefly directed over the various railroads from New York and the Northwest, leading through and beyond Boston and Albany, respectively. From the showers o? short dispatches trom numer? ous cities, towns and villages through which they have passed, it would seem that they moved in bands of from fifteen to five hun? dred for the two leading points above men? tioned, and lt is likely they have already in the field several thousand men. PLAN OF THE CAMPAIGN. The principal movement on Wednesday was from St, Albans, where, according to dispatch? es, General O'Neil, having crossed the border the previous night, commenced marching his forces in two columns, one towards St. John's, Smiles southeast of Montreal, the other to? wards Richmond, 90 miles east of the latter city. General O'Neil remarked-'Til never I recross the Unes unless I am victorious or" I dead." A dispatch from St. Albans at four [ o'clock Wednesday evening, reported heavy fighting near Franklin, on the border above St. Albans, between Odell's forces and the Canadian militia. Tbe Canadian Government, according to a dispatch trom Montreal, appeared to be well advised of alLmovements, and fully prepared for Invasion. He volunteer forces are t h o rough? ly mobilized, and already active steps have been taken for defence, under the command of General Lindsay. LESSER MOVEMENTS. Meanwhile, movements of lesser magnitude were reported elong the border further west, - out as invasion of Canadian territory in that direction would necessitate the hazard of hav? ing the St. Lawrence River to cross, and to re? cross in case of retreat, they can scarcely be considered otherwise than as feints But in anticipation of any serious raid from this quar? ter, the Canadian authorities put a large force of volunteers and regulars, including artillery, 11 under anns at Prescott, on the St. Lawrence, opposite Ogdensburg, New York. The United States Government, also, sent 150 troops to Ogdensburg, and others are ready to move from Fort Ontario, If required. * THE UNITED STATES ARMY. A special dispatch from ? Washington cor- j respondent Bays: "The Secretary of War, in > reply to inquiries, states that as yet no instruc? tions of any special character have been given c for any movement of United States troops to i interfere in the pending Fenian Invasion of Canada. If the United States marshal finds . the civil authority inadequate to suppress un- 1 lawful proceedings by citizens of the United I 1 States, and calls on General McDowell, com? manding Department of the Last, for the as? surance of the military, he will furnish such force as is necessary to prevent the neutrality laws from being violated." THROWING UP DIRT. A dispatch, of Wednesday, from Montreal, says: The Fenians, 3000 strong, are at Pigeon Hill, and are throwing up entrenchments. Lord Colonel Russel and the Prince Consort's Own Rifles have gone to the front with the Mon? treal volunteers. They are going to attack the entrenchments. Prince Aithurgoes with this regiment on Lord Russell's stanT Colonel Os? born E. Smith, In command of the volunteers, goes as an advance guard. The Fenian movements will not at all inter? fere with the Bed River expedition. Great satisfaction is expressed at President Grant's proclamation. It is thought the military au? thorities will not attempt to check the invaders near the border, but will allow them to come in some distance in order to get at them; This is understood to be General Lindsay's advice. A SPEECH, A FIGHT AND AN ARREST. A St. Albans dispatch, dated Wednesday, say s: At half-past ll o'clock this forenoon, the Fe? nians who had been for several hours previous busy in unpacking their arms and otherwise getting ready for action at Hubbard's Corner, a half mlle beyond Franklin, took up their line of march, and when they arrived near tue house of Alva Richard's, about twenty rods this side of the border, halted, and General O'Neil made the following speech: ^Soldiers-This 1B the advance guard of the Irish-American army for the jllberatiob. of Ire? land from the yoke of oppression. Fer your own country you now enter that of the enemy. The eyes of your countrymen are upon you. Fflhrard, march/' The advance company was from Burlington, and was commanded by Captain Wm. Cronan, of that city. At the conclusion of General O'Neil's address he lifted bis hat and replied: '?'?General-I am prcudt hat Vermont has the honor of leading tris advance. Ireland may depend upon us to d' our duty." The advance WK chen resumed by flank in the open road, and as Captain Cronan'* com? pany passed Rlchards's House, and were de? scending a little hill towards the lire, they were surprised by a sharp volley from 6ome Canadian troops, whose position had been con? cealed. The Ure was instantly returned Captain Cronan's men. and quite a sharp Ure was kept up for some time. The Canadians were posted behind rocks and trees, and had of course the advantage the "boys in green." lt is reported that one of the Fenians was killed and Captain Cronan wounded in the thigh. The skirmish was witnessed by a number of citizens. United States Marshal Foster and Deputy Marshal Failey took a. commanding position part of the way up the hill, and were under fire all the time. At about 2 o'clock, when General O'Neil had gone to the right of his command, Gone ral Foster had his close carriage brought near the position, and Immediately arrested Gene? ral O'Neil by virtue of the President's procla? mation. j? The general said he refused to be arreste -, and he had a force which he would use for his protection. The United States marshal seeing a lot of Fenians near at hand threw open the carriage door, and, with the help ol Failey thrust the Fenian leader on the back seat The officials leaped into their seats and their horses left in hot haste. The general arrived at the Weeden House, in this village, at o'clock. O'Neil was soon alter arraigned be fore United States Commissioner Jacob M Smalley, for violation of the neutrality laws He waived an examination, and, in default $20,OCC bail, was taken to Burlington this eve nine to be committed. The number of Fenians at St. Albans is esti mated at from 1500 to 1800. Colonel Mosby the ex-Confederate guerilla, is there organiz inga force of cavalry, r Very doubtful.] A SKIRMISH AND DEFEAT. A Montreal dispatch of Wednesday says : %The ' following has been received from the frontier: "The Fenians attacked Colonel Smith's outposts at Freelig6burg, about one hundred men. The Fenians advanced in col? umn, with advance guard about 200 strong Our men repulsed the attack. The Fenian loss is three killed and several wounded The Canadians have so far lost none. The Fe? nians were not fired on until they crossed the line." Later.-The Fenians have fallen back. Be? tween 200 and 300 left Portland for Island Pond this A. Ma The officers were in uniform The United States authorities have seized 2G ?ackages ol arms at Portland. There is enian demonstration towards Huntington From 300 to 600 men have marched to Trout River, but the Canadian* volunteers are ready to receive them. Other Fenian squads with arms and ammunition are marching rapidly In the direction of Trout River. WASHINGTON. [FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.] WASHINGTON, May 27. |, The revenue receipts to-day are over $1,000 OOO. . The President has recovered from his indis position. The gold in the treasury is $107,000,000, and the currency $10,750JM)0. SENATE. The Senate passed a joint resolution turning over to New Orleans the barrack buildings and grounds. A bill for improving the water communica tion between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan via the Wisconsin and Fox Rivers was referred to the Committee on Commerce The Appropriation bill was resumed. An amendment allowing women and men the same pay for the same work was adopted 8100,000 was appropriated for the-discovery of the North Pole. The salary of the circuit judges was increased to $7500. HOUSE. Wallace, of the Fourth South Carolina Dis? trict, was seated. B. F. Butler was put on the Committee of Conference regarding wrecked and abandoned property. The conference report upon the bill to en force the Fifteenth Amendment was passed by a strict party vote. A bill reducing taxation was introduced, and the House adjourned. EUROPE. An Uneasy Ministry. PARIS, May 2 7. The ministers met yesterday to consider the form of discussion in the Cor;-s L?gislatif. It la hinted to-day that the ministers are un? easy. Tho Spanish Crown. MADRI?, May 27. The Cortes is. averse to bestowing royal prerogatives upon the regent. Prim, in the Cortes, assured the adherents of Espartero that Esparto's refusal to accept the crown was Anal, and advised the Cortes to endeavor to consolidate the regency. VIRGINIA ELECTIONS. RICHMOND, May 27. The Republican majority for the city ticket lere will be about three hundred. Despite a .ain, which 'lell all day, the Repulicans held in enthuasistlc mass meeting in front of the customhouse. This" morning as the ballot-box ol Jefferson Ward wa3 being carried to the City Hall, the )earer was assaulted in the street, the box >roken, and the ballots, which had not been .'orinted, were scattered. The Conservatives lave a large majority in Council. The Republicans have carried Farmviile, and he Conservatives Charlottesville, Stanton and danville. A REPRIEVE AND A SUICIDE. NEW ORLEANS, May 27. John Bazar, who was sentenced to be hung o-day for murder, has been reprieved by the ?overnor. Nelson J. Andrews, ot Cambridge, Mass., ommitted suicide to-day by shooting himself brough the head. SPARKS FROM THE WIRES. Virginia lias paid over three and a quarter Billions on her tobacco during the past ten nonths. Her shipments under bond for the jame period will yield nearly four and a half millions. Alexandria, Va., has elected the Conserva? re ticket. The steamer Periere arrived out on Monday. ' Captain Matthew Hunt, the oldest pilot in tost?n, ls dead, aged 79. Nathaniel Willis, the founder ol' the Portland irgus, and tor a long time the editor of the ?oston Recorder, is dead, aged 90. A Cuban named Enrique Laynez brings mit in New York against Quesada, for $1500 n gold, lent him at Nassau. The defence is hat the money was lent to the Cuban Re mbllc. A violent northeast storm prevailed at Bos? on on Thursday night. The Pennsylvania, City of Pnb'.in and Scotia lave arrived at Queenstown. READY FOR REFORM. CHEERING WORDS FROM THE INTERIOR. PREPARATION FOR THE JUNE CONVENTION. The Robbers and the Robbed. [From tte Wlnnsboro News.] The Pheonix has well said that, apart from differences of political opinion, there are in South Carolina at present two distinct parties, "the Robbers and the Robbed." It is now certain that at least a large portion of the robbed will attend, through delegates, the June Convention. Would it not De well for all counties to attend, therefore, if for no other reason, to prevent mischief, and report upon the proceedings of the convention ? Attend the Convention. [From the Walhalla Courier.] . Indifference in politics at present is crimi? nal. With corruption and extravagance set? ting iahigh places, what hope is there for the State ? We know our efforts in the past have yielded disappointment and defeat, but shall this dishearten us ? To a brave and determin? ed people, laboring in a good cause, failure is but a pointer ti) guide them in renewed efforts. We can now move on in a new route avoiding the evils which have heretofore overcome us. That reform in the State government is needed every one admits, and no effort likely to remedy existing evils should be neglected. The purposes of the Reform Convention are as wide as the State, and whatever be the views ol our people, they should be there by repre? sentatives, and assist (if good be in lt) to work out good, and if evil, to avoid it. Individuifly we oppose the nomination of a State ticket, but suppose information from the Radical strongholds should convince our delegates that a great change has taken p 1 ace, ami that if a good citizen of moderate views could be elected, then every one would withdraw their opposition and give thejr hearty support to the nominee. We are somewhat isolated in location as well as in political power, and cannot know or feel as other less favored counties the need or evidences of a change. There eau be no doubt but all opposition to the convention and any supposed action it may take grows out of poli? cy, (?) or a fear that through our weakness it may work evil by uniting our enemies more firmly. Whether the convention be politic or otherwise, to attend it cannot injure our pros? pects. It may benefit the entire State. We are secure in ou? local majority for good and true men, and we should not refuse our aid or encouragement to our lesa favored sister conn ties, in any effort to better their condition. They have spoken lor the convention, and let us meet them and exchange views. Let a meeting be held next Bales-day, and delegates appointed, if the people so approve. To the Point. (From the York ville Inquirer.) A State Convention of delegates, represent? ing the Citizens' Reform party of South Caro? lina, will be held in Columbia on thc 15th of June. A nomination of candidates for State officers will probably be made. In opposition to those ol the Radical Republican party. If the people of York desire to be represented in this convention/We suggest that they hold a meeting in the courthouse next sales-day, for the purpose of appointing delegates. A Good Suggestion. [From the Anderson Intelligencer.) It has been suggested that a meeting of the citizens of Anderson should be held on sales-day in June, to appoint delegates to thc State Con? vention in Columbia on the 15th proximo. The call for such a meeting will probably appear in our next issue. J?et the Colored Men Come Forward. [From the Chester Reporter). We recommend that a county convention be held at the courthouse on the first Monday in June, to select delegates to the (?eneral Con? vention in Columbia. And to this end wc also recommend that in each township a meeting be held of all thc people, and than ten dele? gates, five white and five colored, be sent to the courthouse for the purpose above mentioned, at the time stated before. We would most especially ask that the re? spectable colored citizens of each township, Bend a delegation to the County Convention. Heretofore the politics of the colored people have been in the hands of the idle and the worthless. You cannot find one of their lead? ers with the sweat of labor on his brow-they dress in fine clothes, wear kid gloves, have lived for the last two years by politics, and expect to live by the same means all their lives. We want the colored men who make their living honestly and by the work of their bands to meet the white people, and to in- ! quire what the bad and corrupt people who nave had the State Government for two years have been doing-what it has cost us to keep these people in office, and how much more it . will cost us if they stay there any longer. Some will say this ls a Democratic meeting, but since the Fiiteenteenth Constitutional 1 amendment lt is obvious that the Democratic ' party in South Carolina as an organization ls powerless for good. The Press ^inference r?solutions are simply the principles of the j Fifteenth amendment expressed. It is the law of the land, that colored men and white men ! stand civilly and politically on a footing of perfect equality. There is therefore no reason why hei? ehould be any difference between . them: but there is great reason why all res- , pectable men should join to bring about a . change in the affairs of our State. The Con? vention in Columbia-as we understand it, will simply endorse the^resoiutions hereinbefore printed-and will call the attention of the people to the terrible condition of the affairs of the State, lt is not pro? bable, nor in our opinion is it de- ! sirable, that that the Columbia Convention should make any nominations. As we under? stand the mission of that convention, it ls | mainly to arouse our people of both races , from a fatal apathy and to consult together on 1 measures for our common safety. In our opin? ion after announcing distinctly "the principles j of the Reformed Citizens' Liberal party, that i the convention should adjourn, leaving each county to work vigorously within its own ? borders in the cause of reform and good gov? ernment. If circumstances in the course ol the summer should present us with opportu? nities for bettering our political -condition, wc will then be In a position to avail ourselves of such either severally or combinedly. We ask our readers to call the attention of the colored people to this editorial. Work fur the Convention, ? [From the Greenville Enterprise.] We think it important that every county should be represented In the convention in Co- ! lumbla. Good may come ol' it if prudent men are selected as delegates. The people will not be absolutely bound to adopt every measure recommended, but it is most likely that there will be a general agreement in the policy to be pursued. It is not to be either a Demo? cratic or Republican meeting, but a meeting of all who desire to relorm the State govern? ment, and to repeal some oppressive laws thau are especially calculated to destroy the i ?oorer classes and to hinder immigration, i here are provisions in the Ct de that are ex- i ceedingly outrageous, and tho whole thing 1 should be repealed, and only a few simple : enactments to comply with the constitution, i substituted in its place. The Homestead law i needs perfecting by some friendly hand. i Wc hope, therefore, that Hie State Conven? tion will look into all these abuses of legisla? tion, and so develop them to thc understand? ings ot the people, that they may be repealed i or modified, so as to relieve thu unfortunate majority of the population of the State from liability to oppression. The exclusion of the poor man from the benefit of the Supremo Cuurt. ol thc Stute has been noticed hereto? fore. We hope there will be a good meeting of the people of this county next sales-day, to con- 1 sider these and various other abuses of the State government, high taxes, Ac, and that the meeting may be attended by all classes, of ' all parties and colors, that want to see right 1 and justice jrevail in the land. What say the active ravers of the Columbia , Convention to a relorm of laws for the benefit of the poor and unfortunate, as weil as for the ' taxpayer. Il you want the support of the masses, do something for them. But which of , you, gentlemen of the Press Convention, ever advocated a good homestead law or exemption law, or the abrogation of the old barbarism ol imprisonment for debt, the protection of the property of married women, und the establish? ment nf suchMaws on those subjects as Califor? nia and the CTeat Slates of thc West generally possess, ancTwhich have gathered all thc im migrante ? All the States of Europe and nearly all of the United States have been ahead of the old dynasty of this State in the progress improving the barbarism of the old debtor laws and the protection ot the property ol' mar? ried women, securing homesteads, and othe: measures of enlightened policy. Who is concerning himself for a repeal the oppressive and objectionable provisions the Corbin Code, and other laws from same source ? Ii immigration and proDerty desired, if the retention of the old population ol' Hie State is desired, or good government desired-it 1B time for the press and public men ot the State to look to the laws and meas? ures, that concern, in a peculiar manner, poor and the unfortunate; in other words, the great majority of the present population this State, white and black, and which must also affect most seriously the welfare of every immigrant who may come to secure a home stead or settlement In the State. Edgefield Eager and Willing. [From the Edgefield Advertiser.) We would herewith direct the attention the people-the voters more eepecially Edgefield District, to the call, in another column, signed by "Many Citizens," for a mass meeting at this place on sales-day next, Mon day, 6th of June. This meeting is. to be com posed of all classes of citizens, irrespective politics, race, color or previous condition And we earnestly join with "Many Citizens in hoping that there will be a large and gene ral turn-out of our people, both white and black, with minds prepared to support and further the present Reform movement in South Carolina. This question as to whether the State can redeemed irom its thrall ol" corruption, extra? vagance and usurpatiou, is a vital and imml nent one. The result of thc elections this coming fall will settle this question for years perhaps forever. Let us, therefore, join our sister districts in convention on the 15th June, and usc all the honest means in our power to purge the State of the corruption which has crawled into its government, and bring about a faithful and equal administration of the laws. Darlington. A meeting of the citizens of Darlington without distinction of party, class or color who desire to see retrenchment and reform in the State and county affairs, will be held Mon day, the 6th of June, for the purpose bf elec ting delegates to the June Convention of the Citizens'party of the State. Kershaw Wideawake. The following call is published in the Cam? den Journal : The citizens of Kershaw County, who recognize the right of all the citizens of the State, to vote and hold office under the laws of the State, and who are willing, Irrespective party, class or color, to unite In the effort give our State an honest and economical gov ernment are invited to assemble in mass meet? ing in the Town Hall on Saturday, May 28th at 12 o'clock M. to choose delegates to repre sent this county in the convention to assemble in Columbia on June 15th. Signed : J B Kershaw, John A. Boswell, W D. McDowell, Wm. M. channon, W. E. John son, J. K. Witherspoon, J. A. Schr?ck, C Noelkin, D. C. Kirkley, A. M. Kennedy, J. K Anderson, C. A. McDonald, T. B. Arrants James Jones, D. W. Jordan, J. W. Rodgers John B. Washington, W. J. Gerald, w C. Gerald, E. 0. McCreigbt. R. J. Mc Creight, w. R. McCreight, Geo. 8. Douglas. W Cohn, A. M. Hvams, W. L. Depass, J. T. Hay M. Baum, H. Baum, W. D. Anderson, R. H Pegues, John Kershaw, Fred. J. Collier, J. S Cloud, K. Shannon, T. S. Myers, W. J. Young C. B. Burns. I. H. Alexander, P. H. Wilson, S M. Wilson, R. T. Lewis. C. J. Dunlap, M. Bis sell,W. Z. Leitner, H. F. Hodgson,W. D. Smith Robt. M. Kennedy, C. J. Shannon, D. L. Dc Saussure, J. M. LeGrand, Junlus Davis, F. J Oaks, G. Crosby, Donald McQueen, J. A Young, John B. Arrants, Woll Ellas, Jacob Elias. 1 G. Young. J. Belton Lyles, J.J.Richardson, J. M. Davis, J. T. Mickle, Geo. Alden, Samuel Shiver, S. A. Benjamin, J. M. Gayle, E. J. Ger? ald, R. R. Player, John McCown, W. Blyther J. Gardner, T. J. SmyrI, W. J. Arrants, H. G Gray, John Burdell, B. H. Matheson, E. B. Can ty; James Team. W. Whitaker, J. M. Canty. H C. Salmond, John Doby, John Canty, Adam Team, T. W. Pogues, Wm. Clyburn, D. Sheorn W. Malone, V. S. Jordau, W. A. Ancrum. THE WEATHER A If H THE CROES. Oconec. The Courier says that a heavy thunder storm passed over Walhalla on Monday night. Kershaw. The Camden Journal of yesterday says "About 1 o'clock this morning a gentle rain commenced falling, and continued up to the hour of going to press. From appearances the rain is a general one, and will be of great Bervlce to the planters, many of whom have been loud in their complaints of dry weather." Anderson. The Intelligencer says: "The dry season has at last ended and we arc gratified to re? port excellent rains in this section. On Mon? day night last, this vicinity was favored with ijood showers, and as we write (Wednesday morning) a steady rain Is falling. The effect will be highly beneficial upon the crops, and farmers can now rejoice at their prospects. The drought lasted five weeks, but no serious Ramage accrued, except to the oat crop." Darlington. The Southerner says : "We have had an un? usual season of dry weather for about four weeks, which we learn has been general through the country. As a consequence the -tanda of corn ls not good, and the replant re? tarded by the drought. On Wednesday night there was a fine rain, and on Thursday lt com? menced again, and at the present writing wc ian say we have had a splendid season, with Qne prospects lor all kinds oi vegetation." York. Tlie Enquirer says: "In this county there has been no general rain for nearly seven weeks, ind the prospect for crops is none of the best. There have been partial showers in some places, and on last Friday evening a good rain Tell in a narrow bell, commencing cast of tills place and going in a southeast course. Wo have not heard from many points, but suppose the eastern side generally had a pretty good rain. In other parts ol' the country it was but Blight." Greenville. The Mountaineer says: "Monday night a bountiful rain poured out its blessings on the thirsty soil In this vicinity, also a slight mod-* eration of temperature in the atmosphere. We hope that it has visited other sections of the State, where it has been needed even more than here, six and seven weeks having passed by in those places without scarcely one drop of rain. Last Thursday evening there was a very strong wind in this sectiuD, accompanied with a little rain and hail. Several trees in the city were uprooted and one chimney blown down. The storm . passed over but a narrow scope of country, coming in from the southwest." , Barnwell. The Journal .says : "Thc want ol rain is get Ling io be real'y distressing. On Wednesday md Thursday last we had some slight show? ers, but witli those exceptions there has been no rain that we can hear of in any portion ol' the district for five or six weeks. About once fourth of tlie planters of thc county have their cotton up, and they can wait a little longer ind still make a good crop; but what are ihe remaining three-fourths to do ? It ia now nearly the 1st ol'June, and if we do not have rain in a week or two it will bc impossible for them to do anything, for the cotton cannot come up until il does rain." STEPHENS REALLY DEAP.-From Raleigh' papers of Thursday we learn that the report recently received there relative to the death ol'J. W. Stephens, president of the Senate, from Caswell County, was really true. The last lime he was seen alive was In the courthouse at Yanceyvlllc last Saturday, on the occasion of a Democratic meeting, which place he left in company with a iriend. He. was not dis? covered until next morning, when he was dis? covered in the office ol' clerk and master in equity, with a rope around his neck, his throat cut in two places, and a knife wound in the body. The affair is shrouded in great mystery, as no facts were elicited at the examination before the jury of inqnest tending to convict any one. Governor Holden has issued a pro? clamation offering $500 reward for :Ue mur? derer. WHO S IQ IV JE H THE BOND ? [SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NEWS.] COLUMBIA, May 27. The bond of Sampson, the forger, was kept back by the trial justice until to-day, when it was returned to the sheriffs office, The bond is indorsed by J. W. Denny, (State printer,) P. P. Frazee, (sheriff,) H. Solomon, and W. J. Etter, (assistant clerk oi the House of Repre? sentatives.) Tlie statement that Governor Scott and Gen? eral Stoibrand were the indorsere, came to your correspondent from a Radical, who claimed that he'had seen the bond. The false? hood ls his. CORSAIR. THE PRESBYTERIAN ASSEMBLY. PHILADELPHIA, May 27. The Presbyterian Assembly received dele? gates to-day from the Reformed Church. The speeches pointed strongly towards a union at some future day, but it was deemed impossi? ble. _ WHO BID SIGN THE BOND ? COLUMBIA, S. C., May 26, 1870. TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEWS. Sir- Under several items pnbllshed in tour paper, dated 26th instant, in relation to Govern? or R. K. Scott and General C. J. Stoibrand, being the sureties upon the bond of Walter. W. Sampson, lor forgery, your statement is total? ly false, and I deem it my duty as the commit? ting trial justice, before whom the ball was taken, to make this statement. It was a bail? able case, according to the statute laws of our State, and I would have laid myself liable, had I relused to grant the same, upon proper ap? plication; and to disabuse the public mind, *?**.**, j h?rew.jtQ give tne names of his bondsmen, who are responsible, and gentlemen of standing in this community: Phineas F. Frazee, Hardy Solomon, W. J. Et? ter and J. W. Denny. I request of you, as a journalist, to publish this letter, injustice to Governor R. K. Scott and General C. J. Stoibrand, And oblige, very respectfully, A. L. SOLOMON, _ _ Trial Justice. ALL ABOUT THE STATE. A Narrow Escape. The Winnsboro' News says: "Tuesday eve? ning last, while Mr. S. Wolfe and children were out riding, one of the traces belonging to the buggy were slightly detached, when the borses became frightened and ran off, the bug? gy was soon turned over and Mr. W. and chil? dren, some three or four, were thrown to the ground without serious injury. The buggy was broken to pieces. It was, indeed, a nar? row escape." An Important Decision. The Anderson Intelligencer says : "At the recent term of the Court of General Sessions of this county, a decision of some importance was rendered by his Honor. Judge Orr. A warrant lor bastardy, some time ago. had been reterred for trial to Warren D. wilkes, Esq., magistrate. The defendant, by his attorney, J. P. Reed, Esq., filed a plea to Ute jurisdic? tion of the court. The magistrate was dis? posed to sustain the plea to the Jurisdiction, but overruled lt in order that the case might be sent up on appeal to the Circuit Court. On Monday last, the whole case was fully ar? gued by Mr. Reed for the delendant, and Soli? citor Perry on behalf of the State. After con? sideration, Judge Orr decided to sustain tbc plea to the jurisdiction, and held, that under the present state of the law. neither magis? trates nor trial justices have the right to try cases ol'bastardy. His Honor distinctly stated that the law imposing a penalty for bastardy was not repealed, and reserved to himself the right to decide, upon a case presented, wheth? er the Court of Sessions did have the right to try such offence. We drew the inference that the Court of Sessions would take cognizance of bastardy." A Painful Accident. The Greenville Enterprise says : "On Friday morning last, an accident occurred, by which one of our citizens was slightly injured and painfully inconvenienced. Whilst Mr. B. Wherle, Jeweller, was doing a Job of soldering, the lamp which he was using which contained alcohol, by means whereof the solder was being melted, the top of the lamp very sud? denly blew off, throwing the lighted liquid inio his lace and over a portion ofhis clothes; he succeeded very soon in extinguishing the flames, but not until receiving injuries about his eyes and on his cheeks which will confine him to his room for a week or so. Mr. W. may congratulate himself that the accident was not more serious in its character." THE W HI TTE M ORE CANVASS. A Northern View of lt. A correspondent of the New York Sun (Radi? cal) writes from Florence, S. C., under date of May 19: Whittemore, having returned from Wash? ington aller his expulsion, at once set about publicly addressing the negroes. No sum? mons had been Issued by the Governor to fill the vacancy occasioned by Whlttemore's ex? pulsion. The Governor knew that Whittemore was publicly canvassing the whole district, and covertly favored the proceeding. When called upon to ordj^^a election to All the vacancy nccaslon^Br Whiuemore's expul? sion, the Governoi^a first declined to do so, autocratically, without assigning any reason for his censurable conduct. When Whittemore had canvassed the whole district -had made a false impression upon the color? ed men in relation to the cause of his expul? sion from Congress-the Governor suddenly ordered an election in the First Congressional District, which Whittemore had been decided by the House of Representatives to be disquali? fied to represent. No other man, possessed of good reputation, now had time to go over the district and state the true facts of the matter which caused Whittemore's expulsion. The negroes, therefore, are misinformed, and Whit? temore will probably be elected, principally by means of lue Governor's connivance with Whittemore for that object. R. K. scott is the Governor of South Caroli? na. He came from Ohio. Whittemore ls tell? ing the negroes that he lias received a letter from General Logan, who apologizes for what he abjectly characterizes as his too hasty con? duct. The Sun editorially says: The district in which Whittemore is a candi? date for re-election to Congress is one of the wealthiest in South Carolina. At various times it lias been represented by one of the Hugers, by Robert and John Campbell, and General McQueen. Besides Whittemore, Mr. T. C. Dunn, of Massachusetts, who resides in Horry District, and has been in Hie State about live years, is a candidate, and also Rainey, a col? ored man, formerly a barber in Charleston, who possesses land In Georgetown District and was elected State senator from that region. Recently, while Dunn was making a speech in Florence, one of Whittemore's runners pur? chased three gallons ol'whiskey from A.W. Ly? ons for $5, and placed it, watered and free to be used by everybody outside the compass ol' Dunn's voice. Dunn's auditors were negroes, who were quietly informed by the Whittemore emissaries where they could get the evil spirits, to which they sauntered one after another, until at last Dnnu was left with less than a doz? en hearers. The successful application ol' this trick, introduced into South Carolina by a rev? erend native of Massachusetts, who will pro? bably be re-elected to Congress, will assuredly commend him to that body. There are also numerous other commendable traits in his character, one of which lie recently so clearly exhibited that he was expelled from Congress on aceount ol' it. The statement which Whitte? more is making all over the First Congression? al District of South Carolina, that General Lo? gan has written a letter in which he apologizes lor what he characterizes as too hasty conduct in Congress toward Whittemore, would not be surprising, coming from him. if it was certain that it was not true. THE NINTH CENSUS. How lt is to lie Taken and who is to Take lt. Notwithstanding our country lias, since the last census was taken, been ravaged by a cruel remorseless and devastating civil war, which, for the time being, prostrated almost every branch of industry, ruined our commerce and well-nigh depleted our national treasury, the ninth census will, without a doubt, show that we have as a nation grown faster in wealth, prosperity, industry and position than In al? most any preceding ten years of our history as a nation. It will show a lar greater develop? ment in our mineral resources ol communica ! tion than perhaps any twenty years previous, willie, save in those States recently in rebel? lion, it will present a greater growth, a more rapid expansion and a greater IMPROVEMENT IN AGRICULTURE, that great source of a nation's wealth, than bas ever been attained in a correspoding time in any nation on the face of the earth. Considering these facts, greater importance becomes attached to the proper and accurate taking of this census than there did to any ol the eight preceding. By an act of Congress, passed May 23. 1850, tlie United States Marshals are charged with the important duty of causing all the inhabi? tants to be enumerated, and to collect all other statistical information within their respective districts, subject to the instructions of the Sec? retary of the Interior, and to return the same lo the said secretary on or before the 1st day of November next, ensuing, the work to com? mence on the first of June. Before a marshal enters upon this duty he must, in addition to the oath taken when be enters upon his duties required of him in enumerating the inhabi? tants and collecting statistics, ?c. Each mar? shal is required to separate his district into sub-divisions, containing not to exceed 20,000 inhabitants each, and to appoint to each sub? division so divided an assistant, who must, be? fore entering upon his duties, take and sub? scribe to an oath similar to the one taken by thc marshal. The assistants are to perform the service required of them by A PERSONAL VIE IT TO BACH DWELLING HOUSE and to each family in the sub-division assign? ed to him, and ascertain by Inquiries made of some member of each family, if any one can-be found capable of giving the information; but if not, then of the agent of such family, the name of each member thereof, the age and place of birth ol each, and all other particulars requir? ed, and must, in the rural districts, visit per? sonally the farms, mills, shops, mines and other places respecting which information is required, and must obtain all such information from the best and most reliable sources. One thing worthy of the attention of the public is that, when called upon by an assis? tant marshal for Information in regard to the number, persons' ages, ?c., any head of a fam? ily or agent ol a family who shall refuse to give such information becomes liable to A FINE OF THIRTY DOLLARS, to be sued for and recovered in an action of debt by the assistant for the use of the United States. CIoil|ing ano iurnisljing ?coos. PRING CLOTHING. No. 219 KING STREET. CORNER OF WENTWORTH. An extensive supply of SPRING CLOTHING, made up expressly for the trade of this city, is now offered at LOW PRICES, *D.G Goods having been bought since the decline in gold. The as? sortment consists or all New Fabrics for men's wear, and made up equal to custom work. This house will continue to deserve the wide reputa? tion lt has enjoyed for many years of .'selling the best made Clothing In the city." In the stock will be round the following: SCOTCH CHEVIOT WALKING COAT SUITS Scotch Cheviot Sack Coat Srjta French Batiste Walking Coat Suits French Coating Walking Coat Snits English and American Melton Coat Salts Silk Mixed Coat Suits Plaid Casslmere Coat Suits Blue Flannel Coat Suits French, Blue and Black Tricot Coat Suits Oakes' Cassi rn ere (all Wool) Coat Suits, at $15 60. BOYS' AND YOUTHS' CLOTHING. The largest and best assortment In the city, viz: Walking Coat SUITS, Sack Coat Suits, and Fancy Knickerbocker Snits, for ages from 6 to 17 ye .rs, of Meltons, Silk Mixed, Blue Flannels, Mixed Cas? slmere, Black Clcths, Ac, or all qualities. FURNISHING GOODS. In this department will be found every style of Under-Garmenta for men's wear, such aa: Gauze, Merino, Lisle Thread, Silk, Cotton and Per kale Undershirts Jeans and Linen Drawers Silk Ties and Bows, Colored Silk Cravats and Scarfs French Kid Gloves, Beaver Gauntlets, Silk and Thread Gloves Patent Shoulder Suspenders, Braces, Ae. Also, THE CELEBRATED 8TAR SHIRTS AND COLLARS, Introduced by me In this city twenty-five years ago, and since then Belling them to the satlsrac tlon if all purchasers. JO* Prices aa advertised in Card. TAILORING DEPARTMENT IB supplied with French, English and American COATINGS, Meltons. Batiste, Scotch Cheviot, Silk Mixed and Cloths, cf a variety of shades. CASSIMERES of the most select patterns of the season, Plaids, Stripes and Plain, which Goods will be made np to order, In the well known good style always displayed at this House, and at mod? erate prices. WHITE TURKISH HAREM VESTS, A new and elegant Garment. 43" Purchasers are invited to call and make their selections. WILLIAM MATTHIESSEN. Captain B. W. McTUREOUS, Superintendent. may2-lmo IF YOU WANT THE CELEBRATED CARTER'S WRITING and. COPYING INK combined, go to EDWARD PERRY, No. 155 Meeting street, opposl?6 Charleston Hotel. Charleston, S. 0. decl4 cmos Shipping. J^OR LIVERPOOL DIRECT. ?JSS.^1 Britisn Clipper Bark VILLAGE A QUEEN, McGay, Commaader, capacity nu Si bales Savannah. Cotton, will havelmmedlat?oe patch. For engagements, apply to may28-3mw2 WILLIAM ROACH A CO. F OR LIVERPOOL The First Class British Brig "JOHN L. ^?* PYE," of small capacity. iSSoL For Freight engagements appy to J. A. ENSLOW A CO., Agents, may25_No. 141 East Bay. JTOR FORT SUMTER. The safe, fast sailing and comfortably ap- fl^ pointed Yacht "ELEANOR" wm make two SH* trips dally to Fort Snmter and the other points or historic interest in the harbor, leaving Sooth Commercial Wharf at 10 A. M. and 3 P.M. The Yacht can also be chartered for private parties on reasonable terms. For passage or charter apply next door south of the Mills House, or to the Captain on board. mayl4 JpOR NEW YORK-T U E S D A Y. The Al side-wheel Steamship TEN? NESSEE, Chichester, Commander, wlllj sall for New York on TUESPAT, May 31st, at o'clock P. M., from Pier No. 2, Union Wharves, connecting with day Passenger Trains from Co? lombia and Augusta, arriving at 4 P. M. The TENNESSEE will make close connection with Liverpool Steamship COLORADO, of Messrs. Williams A Onion's Line, sailing June 8th. insurance by the Steamers of this Une % per cent. For Freight engagements, or passage, having very superior stateroom accommodations, all on deck and newly furnished, apply to WAGNER, BUGER A CO., No. 20 Broad street, or to WM. A. COURTENAY, No. 1 Union Wharves. may26-0 BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, BOS? TON, AND THE CITIES OF THE NORTH? WEST. THROUGH BILLS OF LADING GIVES FOB COTTON TO BREMEN. The fine Steamship "SEA GULL," Dutton, Commander, will Bail for Baltt-: more on SATURDAY, 28th May. at 5 P. M. Making close connection with Bremen steamer (Ohio) of the 1st June. 49- Philadelphia Freights forwarded to that city by railroad from Baltimore without addi? tional Insurance, and Consignees are allowed am? ple time to sample and sell their Goods from the Railroad Depot la Philadelphia. PAUL C. TREN H OLM, Agent, maya4-tutbs3_No. 2 Union Wharves. F OR PALATKA, FLORIDA, (ONCE A WEEK,) VIA SAVANNAH, FERNANDINA, JACKSON? VILLE AND LANDINGS ON THE' , ST. JOHN'S RIVER. The Steamer CITY POINT, Captain Fenn Peck, will sall for above points,_ every FRIDAY EVENING, at 8 o'clock, antil notice. Fare between Savannah and Charleston $3, In ? cluding Berth and Meals. J. D. AIKEN A CO., Agents, may25-4 South Atlantic Wharf. T7ESSELS SUPPLIED WITH CABIN AND? V MESS STORES ON SHORT NOTICE. Captains and Stewards are respect-^fiAHfc? rally invited to call and examine thejgAJttfli, quality and prices of our GOODS. Full weight guaranteed. Delivered free of expense. WM. S. CORWIN A CO., No. 276 King street, opposite Hasel, Charleston, S. C. jay Branch of No. ooo Broadway, New YorK, Jan 24_ ?pOR BEAUFORT, VIA EDISTO, ROCK? VILLE AND PACIFIC LANDING. Steamer PILOT BOY, Captain C. . m^Em*j^ Caroli White, will nail from Ch&ile?-Mi?miSBm ton for above places every TUESDAY MORNING, at 8 o'clock. Returning, the PILOT BOY will leave Beaufort early WEDNESDAY MORNING, touching at all the above named Landings on her route to Charleston. J. D. AIKEN A CO. mch24 ?pOR SAVANNAH, (INLAND ROUTE.) VIA PACIFIC LANDING AND BEAUFORT. The steamer PILOT BOY, Captain c. Carroll White, will leave Charles-_ ton every THURSDAY MORNING, at 8 o'clock above places. RETURNING: The PILOT BOY wiu leave Savannah every FRIDAY AFTERNOON, at 8 o'clock, touching at Beaufort and Pacific Landing, and connecting at Charleston with SATURDAY'S Steamships for New York The PILOT BOY will touch at Bull's Island Wharf every fortnight, going to and returning from Savannah. J. D. AIKEN A 00. apr8_ JpOR EDISTO, ROCKVILLE, CH1S OLM'S AND PACIFIC LANDING, VIA ENTER PRISE, YOUNG'S ISLAND, BEAR'S BLUFF, Ac. INLAND ALL THE WAY. The Steamer "ARGO," ls now re? ceiving Freight at Accommodation,_ w narr, and wiu leave as above on MONDAY INO, 3oth in fl tant, at e o'clock. For Passage or Freight apply on board, or to DOUGLAS NISBET, Agent, Accommodation Wharf. N. B.-Freight and Wharfage payable here, m ay28-1 fiaiiroaos. S OUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD. GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT'S OFFICE, 1 CHARLESTON, S. 0., May ll, 1870. J On and after Sunday, May 15th, the Passenger Trains npon the South Carolina Railroad will run as follows: FOR AUGUSTA. Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M. Arrive at Augusta.4.26 P. M. FOR COLUMBIA. Leave Charleston.8.80 A. M. Arrive at Columbia.4.10 P. M. FOB CniHT.KOTOW. Leave Augusta.8.00 A. M. Leave Columbia.7.46 A. M. Arrive at Charleston.3.80 P. M. AUGUSTA NIGHT EXPRESS. (Sundays excepted.) Leave Charleston.8.80 P. M. Leave Augusta.8.00 P. M. Arrive at Augusta.7.06 A. M. Arrive at Charleston.6.40 A. M. COLUMBIA NIGHT EXPRESS. (Sundays excepted.) Leave Charleston.7.30 P. M. Leave Columbia.7.60 P. M. Arrive at Columbia.8-?o A. M. Arrive at Charleston.6-46 SUMMERVILLE TRAIN. Leave Charleston.2.50 P. M. Arrive at Summerville.4.10 P. M. Leave Summerville.7.10 A. H. Arrive at Charleston.8.26 A. M. CAMDEN BRANCH. Camden and Columbia Passenger Trains on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS, and be? tween Camden and Ringville dally, (Sundays ex? cepted,) connects with up and down Day Pas? sengers at King ville. Leave Camden.6.86 A. M. Arrive at Columbia.11.00 A. M. Leave Columbia.1.00 P. M. Arrive at Camden.6.40 P. M. H. T. PEAKE, may 13 . General Superintendent. TUST RECEIVED,, CARBONATE OF AMMONIA Bicarbonate of Soda Cream of Tartar Fresh Hope. For aale, wholesale and retail, octa No. 131 Meeting street. QUPERIOH COLOGNE WATER. Manufactured and ror sale by Dr. H. BARR. O?, ti No. m Meeting Btreew