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A _liust of JIuiuboMt, cast by Blazer, Tor America, will be shipped from I)e?lin directly lor New York. Commodore Vanderbi.lt nicaus to dispose of bis property himself, not l^ave it for bis liciiii to iigbt over. Twenty-five thousand persons engaged at l>runn, Austria, on Wednesday, in a festivaHn of the memAri' r>r .fnaMili T "V VJ- V'V^VX'" Tiic Spanish people arc sanguine of the extinguishment of the Cu Inm insurrection by tho reinforcements tl.ey aro abouf lo send over. 'T\va3 a bit of sarcasm on the part of the newsboy who sang ouu "'Ere'a your Police Gazette? another of them tilings i'rom llaniv, lieeehvJi' Stowc." The unclaimed bodies live ii number, in a Louisville vault, wcr< Vuried on the 27th. One of then had been waiting since 1801 foi Homo one to come after it. The Guauoloupo Uivcr, Texas, h full of water, and has been foi moiutir. At- somo seasons of tin. year there is not water enough ir the stream, io water a yoke o fcteers. A r?vort -of a serious character ireported to have broken out at Tyranno, in Eeopeaa Turkey. Tbi conflict between the authorities anil the people has resulted thus far in sev-cral persons Icing killed and ?von;ided. Napo?oou presided on TVcdnes day at a council of his Ministers. In tlio Senate Prince Napoleon ir?'.do a speech animated by devotion to the Kuipeior, and manifesting a high appreciation of the proposed reforms. -Tho London Standard is opposed to making an annual affair of the international bout race. It is tcc great a strain on the physique, and involves too much neglect of studies to happen otherwise than occasionally in the course of ycar3. The 'ast agrarian outrage in Irelftfid?the shooting of a Scotchman named Hunter, in Mnyo County? provokes seveyc comments from the London Times, while sny3 thai Mayo is now sained with atrnei ties which have disgraced Tippera ry and West Mcath. The walls of the old Catholic Mission Church, five miles fron Antonio, Texas, which wa btfilt about one hundred and fiftj years ago, fell to the ground las Saturday. This building has lone been an object of curiosity to parties visiting that portion of Texas. Three men were killed and eigli wounded Monday night by the ex plosion of a boiler on one of th< vessels engaged in relieving th< British ship Ann Eliza, on th< Leach at Smith's Island. Mr. Jos A. Ba'.cer, of Messrs. Baker & Co. wrecker?, Norfolk, had his hea< blown off. The Sultan is well pleased will Ismael Pacha's protestations of loyalty but commands him to sell o transfer to Turkey his iron-clad and breech-loaders, ordered in En rope; to keep his forces withii prescribed limits ; abate taxation publish hisanuual budget, and all Btaiu from negotiations with foreigi powers. At the battle of Mecancc an ol ficer who bad been doing gooc^sei vice came up to Sir Charles Napie and said: "ISir Charles, we hav taken a standard." The Genera looked at him, but made no reply and turning round, began to spcal to some one else. Upon which th officer repeated, "Sir Charles, w have taken a stondard." The Gen j*al turned sharp round upon him and said, " Then take another." The New York correspondent c the Philadelphia Ledger writes 01 Tuesday: "General trade is exhil iting greater activity. The auctioi rooms nrc \yell attended, am though buyers aro cmorfltinr* wii-1 _ ? -tr O "*VJ iinusal caution, the importers am jobbers have 110 especial < a iso 0 complaint'. Western dealers an here large in numbers, but as j general thing their means nro limi tod. The' South are better ofl thankg to their heavy cotton crop but as yet they are only purchasing from hand to mouth. Next week however, is expected to be a bus\ one all rotrnd." i The 'government ha? received t telegram.from the Hon. Anson Bur P fingamo, explaining' that the Chinees Government did not expect tc \ ratify or finally net upon an/of the treaties negotiated by liia con Ji-trci until his return from his great % ^ diplomatic tour. During hia so*journ in the United States Mr. Bur.u^^Mpingamo made arrangomenta with prominent Amorican inventors artd yuilrofid men to visit (jhina on the of his retortifTrid explained tO' them that until the treaties Are ^ratified it will bo useless for them to attempt to commence ba#i ? . r .. .. I IL I 1.1 * ) *? i - J'Urcss. .AJbboville, S. O, I VT. A. LEE. EDITOR. TERMS?Throe Dollars ft v<i?r in uOvmic* t*r No Suli^criDtioiis^tuUcu for i\ cliurtci '.itnc limn six months. Friday, September 10,1SS9. ! LIBERAL DEMOCRACY, AND CON SSaVATIVE lir-VUPLIOANISM. The Olseus.sion which has ;rvo\vn ui i'"'Olv.ot'ii llu' jounirilrf of the States, :v to tho -ihiiil jiar'y" movement seem: !to involve rather :i question of no mcuclalurc?of party designation? than of principle or policy. However 1 much we in y dcprccato the resulti'ot* reconstruction, 3*ut for the present i :it least, they arc "accomplished facts,' ; and il would bo iblly to ignore them Xegro siitlrage, wo believe to bo "tin direful spring of woes" unnumbered? the instrument by which unprincipled men, sustain their rule and ruin pol icy ; yet we must accept the situation '. and fi^ht our foes with their owi ' j weapon.-;, and vanquish them, as \\\ trust we will, on fields of their owi. ?: choosing. The question of suflYug-v we believe, to be a question belonging > solely to the States, but our Logi>la [ tr.re has committed us to the l'il , tconlh Amendment, and no action [ here can change the result. However, much then, wo may endorse tin. position of the Ohio Democracy on this question of negro sullYage it is to us no longer a practical issue 1 Did we stand upon tho same ground we might tight with fight with tin I same weapons ; bat if wo of the South aie to conquor Ihulicalism, wo must uQ it with tho sii-.l "of the no^r:. I hi:n?elf-?Jlcnce, whatever name wc , may adopt, wlicther Lfucral Domoc ( racy,"' or Conservative l?t publican j ism,'' we must still. 1 and upon the Massachusetts platform, aeccpt the facts oJ Reconstruction, and ignore all else but practi-al issues. To redeem cm r .1 . ? -- nan; irum mo ojipress:on ol Jv'adica misrule is our first du!v, and "anti i Radicalism" should be the great rally i 'n cry ^l0 elections of Or . this point' wo would endorse tho f< ' lowing1 views of the Charleston A'cics. "Anti-Radicalism in South Caroli . na, is in truth, the outward sign 01 the inward determination of our pco pie to obtain a Stato government un dcr which the people may be secure ' in thp enjoyment of their property and all classes be encouraged to laboi 1 steadily for their own and Iho com ' mon good. Ii has no political leader f no political plantforni; but upon mos - essential points there is lililo if am dillerpnco of opinion. Tho t: peace' I we seek and tho reforms wc < ' need.' we expect to obtain by peaceful agen jics alone. Oar victory is to be woi by the ballot, and we go into the figh recognizing accomplished facts, au< " meeting our foe upon the solid gro*J!V ' of honcsiv nrrninul J -o WUUl ' my against extravagance, intelligent ^ against ignorance, r,cd low taxatioi against high taxation. "Wc fctill Ic i liovo that the large majority of ou . colored population arc not lit to be cn r trusted with the suffrage; but wc d> not proppso to interfere with th privilege which tho law give them As the law stands, tho colored peopl have the right to vote, and that leg;i ' right wo recognize asau absolute fad '* "in till?1 irfl'.' llf* minclifttie ? ...v ,1Bv?wUa?.IIWlUL 111 tor into national contests will not af foot our State elections. The Btrug > gle with us is for a pure and capaM - government, instead of ono which i j. rotten to the core. And it is mos e important that tho recruits who swcl I our ranks should find nothing in ou . party narno, as they will find nothinj / in our party principles, to throw thei i.ito the embrace of Radicalism. Fo c this reason, the plaiu broad pbrase0 Anti-Radicalism?is, to our mind, fu l* better than "Liberal Democracy, l5 which the Republicans will not toucl or the ' Conservative Republicanism >1 which stick in tho throat of" ever n Ccmocrat in tho Stato." (. But asks tho Augusta Constitutional n i8t, 6hall wo lend aid and comfort t< ^ tho enemy and diacourago our friend Ij at tho North, by assuming lowe | ground than they? Wo ncithor en j. conrago nor discourage. Wo ar ^ fighting our own battles. "We ignor< national issues, because they are n< longer praetioal. Wo oocunv diflW 1 / cut fields?wo cr.countcr different ia ? sues?wo must fight with dlffercn ? weapons. t ? i? ??? ' > ' DUE WEST FEMALE COLLEGE. By rolbrcnco to thk> advertfscmcnl of this flourishing Institution it will boBccn that tho Fall Session opens on ? tno 4th of Octohor next. . We. have so . often spoken in terms of high commendation of the Collego, Ibfct our readers are wclMnfQrmed as jto our opinion of itfl merits. It vrtut never in a more prosperous condition, or with a Faculty more able or efficient. Tho solid and ornamental branches aro as well taught liere as in any Col. lego in'tho land, and at the lowest ppssible rates. Largo accessions of pupils aro expected At tho opening of tho new sessipn, and, we trust, IbAVjt will ovA" receive the large patrOnAg^ pn" , J The South Carolina Rop^liaan and its Abbovilto OoiCespondout. Yvrt* lmvo bad occasion before to cor rect tbe misstatements of t lie veracious Columbia correspondent of tbo lie publican, in relation to events iu 0111 District, and we might have supposei iliat this would bo loss necessary wbere tbe corve'pondent bails iron our midst. But no! tbe purpose is t< villity and misrepresent for partj *>nds, and t'ue letters of correspond Mils arc but parts of a cunningly do 1 vised scheme. Although then it i dmost a waste of time, we wiil fo 'his once, correct si mUstaieinen vvh'eh appeared in "the Abbevilli Correspondence"' of tin; p:;sl week ' ! hat ti-o JIov. Manning Brown of Lhi: place, declined to perform the funera services over the remains of G. \V Allen, a deceased member of the Con dabulary. Mr. Brown authorizes u " to deny this statement as fal.se ii svery particular. lie was not a | home at the time of the application and knew nothing of it until his rc turn. Had lie been applied to, com inon humanity would have preclude* his refusal. So much for t!ie "Abbe ' v'iil j Correspondent3" of the HcjwlH . ran. ? THE GRA-ND JURY AT GREENVILLE The Grand Jury of the. Vni'.a States Court at Greenville, amonj >ther i:uggc:-tio!js, express the hop; that all disfr-.lii'.-iiisemcat of our cits '.oris will soon be removed, and lvqno:. 'those gontliMUw.i who have fftnigh :md hiivo undertaken the honorabh and responsible olllee of representing the Slate in the Congress of tho Uni 5ed States tu u;;o every honcsl, means' " to accomplish this end. It is too much to hopo that Con pressman Koge will endorse Ibis sen : timenl very V'gorou.-ly, or will usi -every honest means" or any other t< accomplish the end proposed, whet lie holds seat in Congress by virtue o this very disfranchisement. Tin ?'J rand J uiy take occasion to'-hit bin again" when "they fervently hop< that no personal influence or party ex igeneo Vv '.l ever enable any ambition: aspirant to take u seat in the Legssla tare, or in Congress, to which he ha: not been elected by a majority of tin legal voters." We advise our friend Judge Ilogc to visit them and enlighten them a to his new theory of representation A. low specchos may convert thes< 1 -'unreconstructed rebels." Tho Test Oatli and tho Virginia Log ialature. In another column wo publish AI . j torncy-General Jloav's opinion upo: t Lho vexed question of applying th test oath lo tlio new Virginia Logh ' lature. Two-thirds of tlml body c:i; " not tako the oath, lienee its adminis - tration would bo tantamount to l dissolution. Tho Altorncy-G'enerji L thus cuts "the Gordian knot:" th .1 Legislature may assemble and ac J | upon the Fifteenth Amendment; bu ; unlit the State constitution is appr< ; ved by Congress, the Legi.-jlaturtf ca i do nothing more, unlcfr* the member - take the test oath. They will hene r meet, take the preliminary st ops t i- admission and adjourn, awaiting il. o action oi' Congress. "When the Coi e siltulion is approved, the menibei i. wfll hold under that instrument, whic e like our own Constitution prescribe il no lest oath. The Due West Amateur Brass Bam ' A few nights since, a number c ^ our friends and ourselves received th t honor of a ''Serenade" from this fin I Band, for which in their behalf an ours, individually and collectively, w return our best thanks. We than fr ' them for the compliment, and for fh r pleasure of hearing their very ehoic music, Among them we are happ, lo recognize some of our best friend: ? and it ait'onls i'.s a pleasure to test it' to their skill as musicians. Scions c our honored preceptors of T>skin< they arc gentlemen as we'll as niuh ^ cians?as public spirited as they r?r skillful. .... y >u UVSV IDJll'S UilL'U them 1 ?'? ?s r t?i- Wo aro indebted to tho publisl . era for a copy of tho Annual Cati [? loguo of tho l>uo West Feinalo Co e lege. It is a iino specimen of type j graphical skill, and reflects credit uj . on our friends of tho Associate Jiefom ed Presbyterian officu. t The numbor of pupils in attcndanc during the past session was 121: Tb following Professors constituto tli Faculty of tho College: Bov. J. I. Bonnor, President ant Profossor of Mental and Moral Sci once. ' J. P. Kennedy, A. M., Professor o Latin and History. Miss E. McQuerns, Teachor of Bot any and Ornamental Branches. Miss A. J. Nixon, Teacher of Math ematics and French. Miss A. T. Morso, Teacher of Instrumental Music. Mrs. Bollo Martin, Principal of the Primary Dopartmont. Bgk, Tbo Cabinet of Genoral Grant sustains a groat losp on the doath of Goneral Jno. A. Jtjwlings, Secretary of War?one of tho ablest and most conservative 1 He died on tho first -of hcucorrhflgf? of <Jj9 luDgfi. at? i-u-n. i j j AbVvillo ChurcX SEI'tkmuku 5, 1809. I At a meeting of session held this -jdav, the following tribute was unaui>; monsly adopted: | "Whereas, information bus boon ro'[ccivcd by the member.-? of thisChnrel; ^ |of the death of Mr. William (.Jordon, with whom we were formerly asso1 eiatcd as members of the Session of ' Upper Long Cane (Juuruh. Therefore, Jicsvlccri, I t. That we mourn oyer the loss of a christian brother, with s|\vhomwe had pleasant associations! l' for many years. !j j & wired, 2 /. fJ' 11 a t wo. sympathize deeply with I'ppcr Lorn^ Cane Chureh Jin the. bereavement which they have J sustained. | i y ~ ll jf ioiwa, o-.l. That we lender to the . jfiimily oi' our deceased brother our 'isincorest sympathies in ilieir deep " I distress, nml our earnest prayers for 1; L>iviue support and consolation, i /tVsv/tv/, -Kit. That a copy of this t minute bo sent respectively to the .Session of I'pperLong Cants Church and to the family of-Mr. Gordon, and that a cony be? furnished to the village I papers for publication. J?y order of ficssicn. J?. IT. WAUDLAW, C. 5. THE POLITICAL SITUATION. * Massachusetts to bo Thrown Ovcr1 board. The "Washington correspondent of . 'llio Baltimore (tazelle, writing on i iho .'M, gives an inleaesting sketch ol [ i lie political situation, lie says: 1 telegraphed :i week ago rumorsof a i disagree men t be I \veen 1' resi t! e n t (I ran t . ami Secretary Boutwell. .Further de' vclopmcnl:* more than confirm these rumors. It is now quilo certain that, . after much vacillation, the President - will finally cut loose from the ultra . liadical wing. Under lioutwell's guilt dance ho sees nothing but defeat star1 ! ill"1 III Irt ill it'll l'>'? I . ' " ' 1 . - r, - IUV.I .liVIUiV II L II1U rei -ttlL iii Virginia and in Tennessee! . li is not generalship to change iron I l in the face of the enemy, but there .? really seems r.o other course to pursue. - On the one hand there is certain do> feat. On the other ? perhaps defeat - also; but it is thought advisable to < try a change of tactics, even though ? it lie a foilorn hope. ..Massachusetts will no longer be permitted to control !. the government. Boutwell will have s abundant leisure io mature his presi. dential schemes in "Boston, and Uoav j can rest on his laurels as a lawyer who manufactures partisan opinions, regardless of law or facts. Wilson will have to run his ruce for the Unii* ted State Senate against tho wily Culler, without backers ; and Sumner. not liuin^ i\Mo to i'urtliiri* innr, ur jiieil * die in, cur foreign affairs, will have an " opportunity to look into domestic a!" '? lairs, "t" which he will no doubt avail himself. It must not he inferred that > ! ! ho lllilltMin:!!!!-. Ii'KS rtwii-ml 'I'lw. !? : j - ?v. . i ? J.I;V L JAJM dent has simply hud to give way before the inevitable logic of facts, Jit !l see* that the Boutwcisitc# will as ,-uic il ly be defeated in Texas and .MissisMp 0 |)i as they were in Virginia and Ten I nessco ; and as the Conservative He j publicans promise to support bis p:>li cy?a rash promise, it must bo con >_ fessed. as tho ways of his policy art u past finding out?bethinks it as wel to bo on the winning side. c I <? ? u 1 3*3u Wo direct attention to the ad 2' vci't-itscmcnt of the Citizens' .Saving i-l RiUi'n; which appears in another col . :;mn. \\V. JU'O glad that a Branch ha? .h been located In Abbeville, and leel as 1 sured that whilst it win furnish a con venienee to all classes of oili* com vnunity, for the deposit of thei; funds, it will furnish much need cd capital for the necessities o! trade. Mechanics, laborers, clerks, widows, orphans, planters, profession c til men and" trustees, may here deposit )l the monies under their control, anil c withdraw the same with interest at c any time. The names of the olHc-crs (1 is a guarantee of the high eharactci c of tiie institution. 0 JS@" By reference to tho advertisev ment in another column, it will In y seen that the exercises of Mrs. 1). i\ ^ J ones' School will be resvmed on Monv day, the 13th inst. Mrs. Jones is an ' accomplished teacher, of large expo' rience, whoso merits aro well apprcciated in this community. i e (I Er&o Purchasers would do well to call at tho store of Messrs. "White Brothers for the best of Bagging and Arrow Ties. They have just receive ^ cd a Tjerco of new crop^riee. i I- See tho advertisemont ol >- Messrs. Hawkins, Williams & Co., >. Cotton Factors, of Baltimore. These ( gentlemen furnish the best of references, and we commend them to the patron Ago of our planters, e o 0 Messrs. Quarles, Perrin & Co. offer for sale a ehoico 'q, of Book Island Jeans and Cassinxeres, Granite1 villo Shirting, and Richmond Osna burgs. f Tho Decision of Judgo Orr on Divorco, published in our last, should havo been credited to the " Greenville Enterprite. < m ^ 1ST Tho weather continues dry. Tho crop has been vory much cut off by the continued drought. Not more than one half crops of cotton and i corn will bo made. Wo aro indebted to Maj. John Aloxondor of tho Congarce Iron , Works, for lato files of foreign pa pora, _ ^ '. ' WST Messrs. Norwood, Robertson, and Rowley left for JNow Xork on Tuesday last, for the purpose of laying in thoir yall iwd Winter stocks. en *1 i >n?; 'r? i i if?i?ww Tho Ezproaa Eobbory at Lauionsvillo. ET2 A Charleston Detective Acts tub lloi.fc ok a Ualtimohb Dkl'mmeu, Dkcoys his Man to Charleston, a^d Hags III M. C)a l!:-j of the IGtli of Alij^"?l, tlic Kxpress eulo of the messenger oil the Lsuirciis lt:?;!roaci was taken out. of tlio di<J?ot :il I/uirensville niul robbed of $11100. mi: fittsr aitkahanci:. About fivo uayB nfier llio robbery, the routo iigeut of the Kxprem Company, call id o:j OHlcer S. J. Coatcp, o, the Chnrk'sion deloctivi? force, gave him the 'points'* and requested him to "?voik up" the cute Oi)i.xr C'oates consented, and a day 01 twoaf'er llio interview with llio agent, lie. under tin assumed name, was Laurensvil'o, soliciting orders from llio merchant* for a Baltimore lioufc. Ila threw himsci in llits way of the exjiocss mc3s.enger, 1'ctei II. Scott, and made himself very agreeable l>ut before proceeding to tell how Oflicet jOoatc3 gained llio oonflder.ee of Lis friend I we will relate of scon'i: Movniicxra. On Saturday, the S ith of August, Seoli rceeived a paekago containing 0269 SS which was to be delivered at Martin's Depot. In t'.iis package were three fifty dol Ur notes. Ho did not deliver llio package-, nor did l.o enter it upon his book. Oi Monday lie went to M*. Milt;-*, a merchant at Laurensville, who was making prepara lions to visit New York, and asked him i lie desired any largo money. Mr. Mile; I replii'd that was exactly what hu wanted [Scott then wviit ?,1V, icmained away abon iliree hour?, and returned with two lifti dolloi' notes, gave tl.-in to Mr. M'.ics nnc leceived small note* in return. Fiotnlhtri lie v. cut to a bat room and l?*ok a drink ' I a ii>S for it, accidentally exposed a fif! ty dollar noto. j Monday afternoon, a pack:igo contain iiig $1S00 hatidid to liim to send ell". 11< id. eoaiied it in his faf**, and plaoce tho safi :n the railroad depot, the door, of whicl wa.i afterward lockeo. That night, abou nine o'eb-ck, a friend ofhii mot him goinj Jtowaid the deyot, and asked mint where h was going. Scott replied that ho had ; pressit.9 engngismenr, hut would return ii i few iwinutes, ami askc.l the friend to wa< for him. The friend waited for him unti i.ii patience was c.xhauhled, and then wen I home. Tit:: IIOHDKHV. Eirh' T;iord:?y morning, tto express saf was found about one hundred y>-i?ls froi; the depot, open, and the late contentsgom j A. thorough investigation of the locksc j the safe and the d.-pot d?nn, showed thf\ I they had been opened with keys?there be jing no mark whatever to create even a sus ! picion that the locks had been picked o tho bolts forced back. C O X FID15 X11A I. C N V K 15 S A TIO X S. With all of ttic above mentioned fact <)fiicer Coat ts beeamo arquaiuted a fe> ! hours after his arrival. lie then procecde !: to "dium"' a li'.tle, and alsj to improve hi acquaintance with Scott. After many " I lo.de at each other through lite bot'.om < '.tumblers and bottles, and afi>:r eevend "li .'tie games," they became very coi.Talentia ! /"kil! ' - tinu '-'iiiwi vuiius hskou nuout U;o robbi - ry as anj' stranger would do. Soott aai " lie was aware that he v. as su&picicneJ, bi lie could prove his innocence if ho w:is c\ . er charged with the robbery ; lie knew v. I: I committed the crime; il was a white tnai but he couldn't prove it except by nrgi cstimony, and lie didn't like to have . while man convicted by negro cvider.c ; He n?-kcd Ofli :er Coalcs what he woul " do under similar circumstance?, to whii: ho replied that ho thought a man was jm . jtified in doing almost anything to free bin .}self from unjust suspicion. After Offics ' C-jRlea' opinion had been ask -d sever ! time?, he (old Scott that he had taken sue r? * ail interest in aim lli^t lie would r.r-glei his business and go v.illi hinl to tho E> I press ngcnl at Columbia, where mallei IjeouM bo explained and ho be relieve from buspieion. ti1e a r. rest. Seotkaftcr some little demurring censente nnd soon after, they were in Columbia. / soon os they arrived tlierc, oflicer Contes sug gested thai it would l?e tho better to see tli ' ngent at Charleston first. Scott thought that I eood iJoa, and on Saturday i:iglit the deteetiv alias drummer was at headrpi irters, and Sco II in bid at the Charleston Hotel. His move menu were c'.osily observed, but ho did 11c ' once su?pjet that he was being duped until yc-i terday afternoon, when after being arrested b Oflicer Levy (who made the arrest by roquci of Oflicer Coates.) and curried to the detectiv ' jffioe, he was accosted by his late coiifidonli: ; friend. I Scott is about b5x feet two inches in heigh rather ungainly and very slovenly in his dress lie states that lie Is from Petersburg, Va., an still asserts that he can prove bis inuocenee. [> Tlior e t great deal of circumstauoiul evi dence against the accused, and his arrost, eve ' if he establish his innocence, was rertainl warranted. Officer Coates deserves grcnt cred it for thebkill and patience he Iihr exercuerl i conducting tho affair, lie has somo twenty o more orders from the merchants of Lumens villc for the -Baltimore house which he rcpre seated while in that village. The raid mer chants, on reading this, will doubtless hav their tyes opened to tho truth thnt the Balti more hauso had only ono proprietor, ono plort oue druiuuior, dfcc.? Charleston Newt. Wo hftd tho pleasure of roceiv ing a visit during tho past week frort *tho Rev. W. R. Hemphill, D. D., the well known correspondent "II." oi tho A. JR. Presbyterian, and the in do fatigablo. agont of tho Erskino En. dowraqnt Fund. Tho Doctor is in tho beet of health and spirits, and as entertaining as over. Ho is just from Virginia whoro ho reports a very bad condition of tho crops. Deatii of Rev. Dr. Robert J. Boyd.?This ominont minister of tho Mothodist Episcopal Church, South, died at Marion Court Houso, on Friday, tho 3d Inst., and vras buried on Sunday. Fun Tin: ap.hkvjm.k imiksh. ALA3A51A CORRESPONDENCE. Prairio Country ol' Alabama?Crops? Erskiuo College ? Attractive Farms, &c. Wiiitk 1'lains, Calhoun Co.. \ i August iil, lstii). j i M?. Kniroit:?When 1 wrote to] you hist, 1 was in the l'rairio L.unds! of Dallas County, about J'ourteCn miles towards Deinopolis. Some 01'j your readers would doubtless like to> < /..??< 1-5-- - ' II E>vMUi;illlllg uuotlli lil'.'SC WOlI'It'l'- j ! Sully productive Lands. To the uii-1 initiated they are a natural wonder.! Tlicy are divided into the following elassjes: The Black Prairie which pro j duces either corn or cotton to per lee-! I lion ; the I'aid Prairie, which has! , never had any timber'upon it, and produces corn splendidly, but will not produce cotton; and the Mulatto or ilog 1'ed, which produces cotton finely, but will not make corn. The crops this year, iu all this countiy are marvellous; but the boll worm and 1 caterpillar have each j laycd sad > Itavock in some sections. J think the j crop is injured fully one-half, leaving ' I though quite as much as the IVoedI men will save under the present sys1 |ten\ of labor. The labor in this court!Jtry is nevertheless, quite superior to * the labor in Abbeville. You would I ' | le surprised lo see the lreedmen at la?jbor here. You would almost imagine ' yourself living in days long since i past. They begin at daylight and ipiit at dark. They don't consider ' I themselves disgraced if caught in the ' j lie Id before sunrise or after sundown, las they do in Abbeville. The almost "I universal rule here is, to give the jfreedmcnonc third of the crop, and ~ j they find themselves and families, (.'atL'i^le and stook are more abundant here c i than any place I have visited, and 1! they seem lo be on much bet I .?r terms 1 j with the freedmen than they dare Le ' | in Carolina. The orn crop is now l* ready t'-^r the crib, the farmers having ,x j realized from thirty to forty bushels " j per acre, according so the work given ' I to it. The cotton picking season irs '! now fairly upon the farmer, and h 1 will have no j-paro time until it is housed. The l-oids in tliis country :uv comparatively cheap, being hold e at about liliven dollars per acre. The ii most of the farms are badly poisoned ?. up with a mongrel sr.: ;hum corn, and >1 J ohii.-ston grass, which grass was init troduocd here by Mr. .Johnston, who ? presented the Telescope to Kr.-kine College. The gra.: s was obtained from ir f.Iov. .Meai:*, of South Carolina, nnd is, in the opinion of the farmers, !m<> greatest drawback they have to contend with in tho entire county. s I Please excuse the digression. lipiinnnH '* I just here, I would say a word about Krskine College, which, by tho way, is has been and is st ill ing as much to a civilize the world as any other ir.sti)! I lution of her age. You t-r.n scarcely Hgoinlo asiy section, wit bout mooting '> J a teacher, physician, lawyer, or iuini.>I Iter who was educated at Kiv-k:ne. Long may Abbeville be proud of hoi v temple of learning, at who.se Pierian ~ fount, the youths of many States have ? quallod knowledge, and whose sons ' rarely prove to be drones in society, ? but are men who have done much to II roll back the tide of superstition and ignorance, which once shrondcU the land, and place the sunny South high '' upon the eminence of Literature. Hut s" to return : The society here is as good [l* as any Slate can boast of. The entire ir section in which I have been staying l' are Associate informed Pi'C.->bytenans, having for their pastor the llev. 'it r r ~ ? ^.iihw ;i very excellent minister. Tlie health here is superior to any place 1 have yet visited and the (1 morality greatly in the ascendency. I have been in Alabama over a month and have seen only one man the least j under the influence of liquor, and ,8 have not seen u drop of liquor myself. The wealth of these people is far lr ahead of us, and they are certainly u enjoying it. I cannot imagine a more L' enticing home than somo 1 havo seen _ here. Fancy a lot of six hundred >t acres of land of tho most productive ? soil and as level as tho surface of the y mighty ocean -when resting at case, Jl hedged around by the osage orange, ^ which supersedes tho necessity of a fence; in tho centre a clump of oaks, t fringed with long moss and under their enticing shades an elegant inand sion, from the summit of which you can see three hundred acres of cotton " most beautiful, and an equal quantity n of corn better than the fresh bottoms y I in Abbeville will produce: then an n artesian well spouting forth continr ually water from tho depth of from - fivo hundred to a thousand foot, and you have not drawn largely upon ~ your imagination. Such farms arc freouenfe hero. Ynn Imvn n e<nin?wi:.i -x - ? ? - ? V *.? ej/tviiuiu broczo horo from about five in tho evening till seven in tho morning, rc-i minding you very much of tho seubreezoa around Charleston. But ovj ory sweet has its bitter. Tho days , aro quito hot in tho summer season, p and tho mud is exceedingly deep in the winter. Most of tho running . streams dry np in tho summor, neveri theless I am forcod to admit that in i iny judgment, for farming purposes, i this is tho gardon spot of all my travols., I would adviso al! porsons leaving Carolina to como to Harroll's Cross Boads in Dallas coqpty. In Alabama you can find any roligious views you please, Prcabytorianism, Methodism and Baptists, in all tQeir different forma, KETSOF. I Tho Virginliv Lecislature--Ok;nion of Attorney- , General Hoar. j , The following embraces tho opinion of., Attorney-General ll<>ar with regard to the tutus of Virginia in her reh'i^na with i, he General Go*'einmtn?, nnd also,with egard to administering tho "test oath" to : .ho recently elected tncr.ihers of the Gen-j >-ral Aiiftnhly of that State. It may baj inteii'Siicg to our readers, an J wo give it in full : J! Attounf.v-CJkkeual's Office, i w ** ' >? asmi^hton, i'. <J., Aug. 28, 1809. ! To Cm lion. John A. linn Sing, iyccrclary] <-J II'ur? j Hii: : I !i;ivo tho honor io acknowledge the receipt of your loiter of July ?!?, 1SU0,: hi which you request my opinion uj?o? so; much of the questions submitted in the! letter of the Commanding CJencial of the l'ir.-l Military District, dated 1 Oih inst.,and j accompanying papeis, copies of'which arc unclosed, as ii.fer3 to the legal q'labficn-j tions of oflieeis to l>e e!cc!uJ under the! j proposed Constitution of tl.o Stale of Virginia, ami especially upon tli-j question ! whether persons elected to oll'ico in sue'*: |.State under si.id Constitution arc nqn!r! led by the supplemental liebolist ruction | Act of July 19, leUT, to take and Hibj scribe the cn'.h proscribed or refened to in iS.'ctioti 9 of said Act before cnteiing upo|t! i the unties of their respective ofilocs. Tin. j ; latter question is tho only or.e indicated ' 1 with such distinctne^ as to enable mo tr. i bo fully satisfied that its purport is appro | i bended, and i propo-c to confine iny an-! j swer to that. Uy the statue of April 1U, 1S09, tho n-gisteicd vutoio of Virginia i were anthoriz-.* I to vote on the question of) i the ;?d< ptiou ofr. Constitution for the S:aP-?, j and at the same time to elect r.< nml-r j it, subject to the approval of Congress, jThe vole has been taken in pursuance o! Jilio jH'Cv'uioiis of the act, and the election j held, and some parts of the Uon-titiric.li jsubmitted have I con nd~<p!ed by the peo* i j do ainJ otlu-.rs i?-j:*eted. The parts of the j pr<-po.?ud Constitution thus adopted, if they ! shall he approved hv Congress will bo tin* 1 Co-^titution r?f Virgina, under which a! ! i s < flicers will bo required to act, and tin' ; qualification- as well as the du'.i. s of these ofii :ers wiil lie determined l>y it. When i Virginia is restored lo its proper relation.* L? the country as a Si ate of the Uni? j, its j oili'-ers and Legislature v. ill be such as the ! Constitution of thu Stale p;ovi'_!e<, derlv jing their powers from thai instrument; ami it will clearly not be i.i tlio power of C?>n <ji 's to impose any rtq liremeiit of r.ihli, tiunnl qualifications upon them dillercnt 1 ft jm those which, under the Constitution j of the United Stale3, may bo required in j ail the Stale?. j If, therefore, any tests wove to bo i imposed upon members of theLegisj lature not provided by the Constitution of Virginia, or any restraint imposed upon the people <'i' the State in t-heir choice of officers not recognized by it, and not made applicable i uiul'-T the legitimate power-* rf Con igre.s.s to all the States, tlie J.egislutum I .1 ~ fO- 1 1 iiuu o;iu:cra \\ou;u not, in my opinion be the Legislature and officers of Virginia under it-* Constitution. J ' do not. see that Congress can undertake to furnish the State with a suitable Legislature to start with, or to exiorcisc any control over its composition v. hioli could not be cxcrciscJ J over subsequent legislatures. I am, | therefore, of the opinion that the oath ! prescribed by the statute of 18<?2, 'and by the statute of July 10, ISO", | Chapter 30, Section 9, required to be | taken by all persons elected or .ippointed to oiTicc in said Military Districts, under any so-called State or municipal authority, is not to be required of the officers of the State of Virginia or members of the Legislature elected under the new Constitution. It does not seem to me that ! the provisions of this seco* d section, j which arc applicable to the govern-1 . ment of the State under military au-' jthority, were intended to apply to ! j the Legislature and officers under j ; whom the State is to be restored to; ;its proper relations to the Union, and1 j by whom the government of the State j ! tn 1 \n n rl t n ? n r. r.? -' - ' uuutiiiioiuicu inter lis rcsio-1 j ration. This opinion is strongly con-; i finned by a reference to the second' 'section of the same Act. which nu-| I 1 itliorizcs the commander of any Dis-! itrict named in the Act to remove or' | suspend from office or from the per-J i forrnancc of official power any officer i j or person holding or exercising, or professing to hold or cxcrcise, any ; civil or military office or duty in said District under any power, election, I appointment or authority derived j from, or granted by, or claimed under, any so-called State, or the government thereof, and to detail a competent officer or soldier of the army to perform such dutie3. It vould be impossiblctosupposc that Congress could intend that a Legislature, uuder i j the Constitution of a State, could [ ujivu ils jiiuuiuurs appointed by a detail from soldiers of the army, The only reasonablo conclusion seems to me to bo that it was not intended that any such Legislature . should bo allowed to exist and net until reconstruction was completed, except for limited and qualified purposes requisite to reconstruction; but, on the other hand, I fully concur with the view of the General Commanding in Virginia, that, under the Reconstruction Acta of Congress, no officer or legislator is competent or should be permitted to exercise any of the functions or powers of his office within that State, except so far as thpse* Acts themselves provide, without taking the oath \yhieh is ro- i fcrrod to in the statute of 1807 abovo / - . J [noted. The Act of April 10, 18G9, requires (he Legislature to meet at a time which it designates?that it is to meet implies that it is to come together lor some purpose. It is re* quired, under the previous law, to net upon 1 he question of adopting the fourteenth amendment to the Consti muwii ut w:u uiiiicu oiaics Doiore the admission of the State to representation in Congress, i a:n of opinion, therefore, t ial it may come together, organize and aet upon that amendment but not until Congress shall havo approved tho constitution and tho action under it and shall have restored the State to its proper plauo in tho Union by recognizing its for.n of government ft3 ropublici'.n and admitting it to reprssenta? lion. The Legislature is not entitled and could r.ot, without- violation of law, be allowed to transact any business, pass any Act, or resolve or undertake to nsr:Un>'j any other (unction of a Legislature if tl?<a test oath has not been required of ila members, and that no of.iccr elcctcd under the new consii nlion can enter upon tho duties of his i fH :e without taking the oath while mihtaiy government continues. Very respectfully, K H. 1I0AU, Attorney General. Anderson?False Rumors Gontradicted. The Anderson JnhUigcnccr denies a loto the truth of the rumors current in "Radical circles to the cftcct that an out-break is feared in Anderson County. fl he JulcUiycnccr says: So fur as Ave can ascertain, tho facts upon which the dispatch was 'predicated arc simply as follows: Two young men who were sum' moned before the committee refused to answer questions propounded to them 1?v a colored mr-mlmr land, pe.haps, used denunciatory ; language concerning tho radical party. In addition to M.i* terrible uirencc against the self-importance lot' these radical worthies, several indiscreet youths on a certain night badly frightened the - Chairman, .Joe Crews, by theif conversation jupon the hotel piazza in his prosjence, indulging in abuse of radi'en1 generally, aud otherwise showling their contempt of him and his I party. Ju neither instance was there jany indication of violent conduct !bev??*:?: mere words. While not 1 * ; protruding to uphold cither party i in the course pursued, we submit that any sensible man would have i lis: ill > ir> il I ! i*'?l t i I 111 ivliolni-nw k .... w.. V.N/M Iiuuivt vl ivy LUVJDU jobiiiitiuiis of j'outlifiil passions, j 15ut the craven spirit foresaw any amount of trouble, and forthwith .demands at ilio hands of the Governor a posse of the State eon stab, jiilary to prevent an oul-break ! and 41 lis Excellency, with commendable y.oid in answering the requirements j of his pliant tool, orders a detaehjiuont without delay to the scene of j action ! What an unmitigated j laree! Threo or four constables 'reached this place on Wednesday ;evening, and remained until tho Committee left on .Saturday morn1 intrj Those are all tho facts we have ablo to gather allor il'.iigcnt inquiry, i There was no need of I lie constabulary, although Crews sought to make llSf rii' llliUll ill c.?i't-in.? : - ... ... ... ?vt ?III^ niUltllll? [sued by ono of our magsstrates, who j informed (lie immaculate Joseph that i Llio Sheriff and his deputies wcro j competent to arrest any and every I man in Anderson County. | We can assure Governor Scott that I there has hcen no breace of the peace land no disturbance of any kind beiyond what is slated, unless we except I tho bowlings of drunken negroes nearly every night during the presjcnco of the committee here. Wheth!er this was caused by the low associations of the negroes during tfoat period, we are not prepared to say. Bitt one thing is certain, that class of population have returned to their wonted exemplary conduct, and we hope will continue to manifest a due regard for sobriety and peaceablo behavior. In conclusion wo wish to remind the Governor that this not the first time that tho people of Anderson havo been .slandered and misrepresented. Hitherto these calumniations have been borne patiently, but forbcaranco sometimes ceases to bo a virtue. We mako no threats, and are determined to raise our voice at all times for tho preservation of good order. Yet it does seem to us that Governor Scott and his coadjutors have sought to sow the wind of discord in our midst, and bestir our people to frenzy and desperation. Persisting in such a course, they will assuredly reap tho whirlwind. an mi a??? a???is/?????!?^ The State of South Carolina, Abbeville Ccounty. ?<s?* IN THE PRO BITE COURT. P. L. Gnillebeau and TVf T ? _ ?- ' M. ju.tniu iiuu who, aumimstratort^ vs. D. Ij. Cox and others. Petition praying modification of Decree. 1'HE Petitioners having filed their potition praying a modification of tho Decreo of settlement in this case. Notice is hereby, given to Jlio next of kin and all related, to show t-auso at my offioe, on JPRIDAY tho 1st of October next, "why tho prayer of tho petitioners should not be granted. vm. HILL, Sopt 10, 18G0, 20?3t P. J. A. C. MRS. D. F. JONES WILL resume the Exercises of her School on MONDAY, the 18|h instant. Sept. 10, 1800.2C?tf