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?
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.
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
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
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.
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
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?
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
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
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,
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,
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.
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?
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
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.
[FROM THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.]
WASHINGTON, May 27.
|, The revenue receipts to-day are over $1,000
The President has recovered from his indis
The gold in the treasury is $107,000,000, and
the currency $10,750JM)0.
The Senate passed a joint resolution turning
over to New Orleans the barrack buildings and
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.
Wallace, of the Fourth South Carolina Dis?
trict, was seated.
B. F. Butler was put on the Committee of
Conference regarding wrecked and abandoned
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.
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?
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.
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
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
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
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
Alexandria, Va., has elected the Conserva?
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
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
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
The Courier says that a heavy thunder storm
passed over Walhalla on Monday night.
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."
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."
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."
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
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
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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
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?
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
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
CIoil|ing ano iurnisljing ?coos.
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.
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
Jeans and Linen Drawers
Silk Ties and Bows, Colored Silk Cravats and
French Kid Gloves, Beaver Gauntlets, Silk and
Patent Shoulder Suspenders, Braces, Ae.
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.
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?
WHITE TURKISH HAREM VESTS,
A new and elegant Garment.
43" Purchasers are invited to call and make
Captain B. W. McTUREOUS, Superintendent.
IF YOU WANT THE CELEBRATED
CARTER'S WRITING and. COPYING INK
combined, go to
No. 155 Meeting street, opposl?6 Charleston Hotel.
Charleston, S. 0. decl4 cmos
J^OR LIVERPOOL DIRECT.
?JSS.^1 Britisn Clipper Bark VILLAGE A
QUEEN, McGay, Commaader, capacity nu Si
bales Savannah. Cotton, will havelmmedlat?oe
For engagements, apply to
may28-3mw2 WILLIAM ROACH A CO.
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
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?
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.
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
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,
?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
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.
?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
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
The PILOT BOY will touch at Bull's Island
Wharf every fortnight, going to and returning
from Savannah. J. D. AIKEN A 00.
JpOR EDISTO, ROCKVILLE, CH1S
OLM'S AND PACIFIC LANDING, VIA ENTER
PRISE, YOUNG'S ISLAND, BEAR'S
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,
N. B.-Freight and Wharfage payable here,
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
Leave Charleston.8.30 A. M.
Arrive at Augusta.4.26 P. M.
Leave Charleston.8.80 A. M.
Arrive at Columbia.4.10 P. M.
Leave Augusta.8.00 A. M.
Leave Columbia.7.46 A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.3.80 P. M.
AUGUSTA NIGHT EXPRESS.
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.
Leave Charleston.7.30 P. M.
Leave Columbia.7.60 P. M.
Arrive at Columbia.8-?o A. M.
Arrive at Charleston.6-46
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 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.
CARBONATE OF AMMONIA
Bicarbonate of Soda
Cream of Tartar
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
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