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C. T. GOODE,
Attorney at Law
nr Ofli-v over W. T. Davenjiort’s Drugi
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
MiUpractice in all the courts of S. \Y. Ga.
1 .f,n\ by pemiisnioii. to Dr. Wm. A. Greene.
■ VlICE: With 31. Callaway, E»n., in the Court-
I.. JunSO. 1870. -ly
IS SO DEATH.
The following beautiful linea bar* been ind
ited to Bnlwer. By whomsoever written they
contain imperishable truths, Tery comforting to
the bereaved end Borrowing:
There is no death the atari go down
To rise upon aooie fairer shore;
And bright in Heaven** jeweled crown
They shine forevermore.
There fa nc death! The dust
Shall change beneath the
To golden grain or mellow fruit,
Or rainbow-tinted flower*.
The granite rock* disorganize
To feed tho hungry moss they bear,
The fairest leaves drink dally Kfo
From ont the view]*** air.
There is no death l Tb* leaves mav fall,
The Cowers may fade and pas* away—
They only wait, through wintry boors,
The coming of the May.
There is no death! in angel form
Walks o’er the earth with silent tread.
He hears one best loved thing away—
And then we call them “dead."
He leaves one heart all desolate-
The Magic Bose and the Silken
, . Ladder.
HT MBS. E. ANDERSON.
“Once upon a tune,” as tho old le
gends say, there were two princesses
whose father and mother having died left
thpm to the care of their uncle, the king’s
brother who promised always to love and
protect them. The people had idolized
the good King and his Queen, and the
entire nation mourned their death.—
What then was their sorrow, when a few
months after it was announced that the
young princesses had both taken a dread
ful fever, and died on the same day.—
Hut their uncle was now king and the re
port that he might keep possession of the
He was assisted in his cruel design by
a Genie, who sent him two hateful drag
ons to place at the large entrance gates
old palaoe, where no stranger ever
u.Kam vueuwn u uesoiaic— . , , , her hoods for joy..
•'ttrTfirlntrtwSwh BemroJ*the^aUkin WJ«!
Adorn immortal bower*.
The bird-like vuioe whose joyous tones
Make gis<l the scene of ain and strife,
Sings now in ever!**ting song
Amid the Treos of Life:
And when he see* a smile too bright
Or heart too pure f»r taint or vice!
Ho bears it to that world of Light!
To dwell in Paradiae 1
Born into that undying life,
They leave ns but to come again ;
With joy wo welcomed them—the same—
Except in sin and pain!
Ah 1 ever near us, though unacen,
Tho dear immortal spirits tread -
For all the boundless Universe
Is life 1 there is no dead!
ornoy at Xjaw,
lice in Court House with Judge Htau-
full 1C tf.
N. A. SMITH,
ornoy at Zj a w,
II.L practice in tho Conrti
ad in Cit cuit Court of
*n* Ortire on College street, next to Ilepubli-
J. A. ansley; "
HAWKINS & GUERRY,
• ' • .T their professional terviefs to the public.
i 1 ; ''iihuucs, and in United States Circuit and
•i •npven to collections.^ Oilico—corner Collego
/V. H. LIKOWN,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
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W ILL give prompt attention to all busineas
entrusted to hu care. nov 2ti tf
George W. Wooten,
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f :.a- la the Court House. janlStf
GEORGE W. KIlBROUBHr
. ATTORNEY AT LAW,
AM)General Agent for the aalo andpurchase
1 . «lM>'ln Southwest Georgia. Investigate
‘ "tnctly adhered to. Will faithfully at-
', a *J business entrusted to his care.
TUraville, Li e county, Ga. novlltf
OR. WILLIAM A. GREENE,"
fl •>aISLES to serve hi» friends of Americns
| V WW|, '» I funding country iu all the depart-
br“ 1 j' b! mNKLi lwy
r his services (iu all ths
W u [“t
Hints to Farmers.
nY T1IK “FAT CONTRIBUTOR.'
Now that winter is approaching, it
would perhaps be as well to discontinue
haying, and turn your attention to get
ting iu your full saw-logs. No farmer
consider his fall work complete until
bo has his cellar well supplied with
logs. Seated aronnd the blazing hearth
of a winter’s night, there is no fruit more
A correspondent asks us what we think
of late plowing. Plowing should not
be continued later than ten or eleven
o’clock at night It gets the horses
the habit of staying ont late, and undnly
exposes tho plow. We. have known
plows to acquire string halt and inflam
matory rheumatism from late plowing.
Don’t do it.
To another correspondent who wants
as to suggest a good drain on a farm, we
would say a heavy mortgage at ten per
cent will drain it about as rapidly as any
thing we know of.
When you make cider, select nothi ng
but the soundest turnips, chopping them
into sled leugth before cradling them.
In boiling your cider use plenty of ioe,
and when boiling hang it np ir. the t
A pick ax should never be used in
picking apples. It has a tendency to
break down the vines and damage the
In sowiug your winter apple-jack, a
horse-rake will be found preferable to a
step-ladder. Step-ladders are liable to
freeze up, and are hardly palatable un
less boiled with sugar.
In cutting down hemlock trees for can
ning, select only the largest. Don’t
throw away the chips, as they make fine
parlor ornaments, encased in rustic
frames of salt and vinegar.
The coming cold weather should sug
gest in the hnmnno farmer the necessity
for a good cow-shed. The following L
receipt for making a good cow-shed:
Pour a pailful of boiling hot water on her
back, and if that dou’t make a good cow
sheil—her lmir—wo era no prophet, to
Now 19 the time to plant your winter
hay. The pink-eyed Southdown
probably the best variety, as it don’t need
poling and begins to lay early.—[Ci
in her sleep showed her the form of
Selim. She did bed 'name it to Leila,
bnt sat all day thinking of the handsome
young prince, and wondered if, except
in dream-land, they should ever meek
"Dear sister,” said Leila, “sing to me,
please, for I feel so sorrowful to-night
I fear the poor little lady-bird never
reached fair-land, and we are* doomed to
live and die in our lonely prison.”
So Annie, with a sad smile, took her
guitar and sung—
‘Out the land and over the sea,
Speed thee, oh, speed thee, my lover, to me;
Save me from danger, save me from fear—
Oh! guard him, kind fairy, and hasten him
Then the door opened, and—yes, it
must be—prince Selim, himself!
He related the fairy vision to the as
tonished princess as he knelt at her feet;
in tears Annie listened; she coaid hardly
believo such happiness was hers ; while
little Leila danced round them, clapping
of the liberal patronage
jo given to Surgery.
« Drag Store of Dr. E. J.
hunting that of llev. J.
Dr. S. B. HAWKINS.
!&' HCU »t Dr. Eitlridge’s Drag Store.
I D\i™p )us E. SMITH -Oti s inform lr
I .. ,V" 1 ths public generally, that he
suffice next door to Wcstheim-
i', over Mr. Sewell’s Ham eta <»-
i re ho will be found at all timea,
ii professional doty. lie solicits
J- H. CALLAWAY & CO..
1 1 gaines, georoll
I A of Fresh Flour ground at their
WhL-k* ’ a,ld U P in M and 100
**" < orn *“d Meal always on hand.
tept 13 tL
"[>-tar of ADAMS, WASHBUBN A CO.,il
ira iSjJJ ***>1**1 by consent. H. K. Wssh-
r *,* ^tjtinuo the business ami sohdt
« W i Colu,n » » ,J
G*., Nov. 1, 1870.
v 10 tf
first day of Jane last, add
my interest in the furniture business
&xme, the business heretofore
fonder the firm name of 8. P.
hereafter be in his own name
““ °*n account.
tfth* lets firm are re-
A Romantic Harriage.
The New Orleans Picayune has the
A few days hi nee a well dressed and
handsome youth of some eighteen years
of ago appeared before one of our city
magistrates and asked if he could engage
his services to perform a marital cere
mony. The reply was in the affirmative,
and the youug man left, but shortly re
turned, accompanied by a sober-looking
female, middle-aged and dressed in
“Is the lady your mother?” inquired
“Oh, no sir; this is the lady I desire
to marry,” replied the youth, as the lady
drew aside her veil, disclosing a count
enance wrinkled and sere, but on which
for a moment gleamed a sort of icy smile.
“Oh, yes, air.”
“But are you of age ?”
“Not yet; but this lady is my guardi-
“And she gives her consent ?”
The magistrate was in a quandary.—
lie didn’t know exactly what to do. He
hated to sacrifice tho youth, and join
bright-faced May to the gloomy, icy De
cember. “Isn't this rather a strange
union ?” he asked.
•Not at all, 1 ’ replied the expectant
bride. “I have a large amount of prop
erty which I desire to leave this young
man. As I have relatives who might dis
pute the will were I to leave it to him as
»legacy, I prefer to many him.”
‘And you are content to many this
woman for her money ?” asked the Jus
Well, I shouldn’t many her for any
thing else 1” frankly replied the boy
lover. “She ain’t pretty.”
And without more ado the ceremony
concluded. ■ T"'
attendants except a - few black
slaves who were forbidden to address
them. And when from the lofty apart
ments where they were imprisoned, the
princesses beheld tho di >tant mountains,
and canght a glimpse of the beautiful
world from which they were severed, and
watched the free birds flying through the
air, they turned from the window and
wept in each other’s arms.
“Shall we ever go out again, sister ?”
said the little princess, who was quite a
child, and some years younger than An
nie, the elder one.
“I hope so, Leila, and each day I en
deavor to send a message beyond oui
prison, to try if some kind fairy will as
sist us. Hark ! there is a linnet singing
his sweet notes above. Hasten, Leila,
crumble me some bread.
Leila obeyed and her sister scattered
the bread upon the balcony of the win
“Oh, linnet!” said Annie, as the bird
was picking up the crumbs “will you
carry to the fairies the sad tale of our im
The linuet chirped a few notes, in re
ply, and spread his wings ready for flight,
bnt as he rose into the air a fierce hawk
pounced down upon the poor bird and
Annie looked very sorrowful, and lit
tle Leila laid her head upon her sister’s
knee and cried.
“Sister,” said she, at length, yesterday
I was looking from one of the windows
on the other sido of the palace, that over
hangs the sea; there I watched the gold
and silver fish as they sported about in
the water. Let us throw some of this
cake to them.”
The fishes rose to the surface, but alas,
only to meet the same fate as the poor
little linnet, for a huge shark swallowed
them, one after the other, as the princess
was uttering tho words of her message.
“It is useless,” exclaimed Annie, “there
some wicked Genic, whose enchant
ments ore too powerful for any living
creatures to resist, and the fierce hawk,
and the yet fiercer shark are here at his
One morning, some days after, a little
lady bird was creeping along the balcony
where Annie was sitting playing upon her
guitar, and singing mournful air. The
lady-bird was so f-mall, that it escaped
the notice of the watchful dragons, and
crept on, and on, antilit reached the feet
of little Leila. She w’as a wise child,
and did not pretend to see the lady-bird
until the woman who attended upon the
princesses had left Jkhe room, then she
pointed it out to her sister.
“Lady-bird,” said Annie, “will you go
and tell the sad tale of our sufferings ?
The lady-bird understood her, and
crept np again to tho window, when
down dropped a horrible black spider,
bnt the little princess Leila, who was
watching, gave him inch a blow with her
fan that he lay dead; then away flew the
pretty lady-bird, even over the heads of
the terrible dragons.
And whither did she fly? To fairy
land—and there related the story of the
poor princesses and the cruel king.
"Good little lady-bird,” said the fairy
queen, “as a reward for your services,
yon shall have a happy home among the
palm leaves in fairy land ; and when you
about, we will watch over your
children, so that they shall never take
fire and be burned in your absence.”
Beyond that wide river, or rather arm
of the sea, where the ruthless shark pur
sued the gold and silver fish, there was
another country. The king and queen
of that realm had an only son, who was
distinguished for bravery and his virtue ;
and one night a fairy appeared to him.
“Prince Selim,” said the fairy, “rise
to-morrow at day-break, and travel alone
by the nearest road to the sea. There
yon will find a boat—in it a white rose
and a silken ladder. Tho boat will carry
yon across the sea to an old palaoe where
two yoong princeases are imprisoned by
their unde, who has seized the crown,
declaring they are dead. On reaching
the palace with the magic rose, in your
hand you may enter unobserved and at
son down ; the dragons who guard the
entrance, and the attendants whom the
king has placed there will fallintoa deep
slumber, which will last one hoar; but
be careful not to exceed that time. Then
in returning, by the aid of the silken lad
der you can descend from the window.
You have courage, and it is only to the
brave and the true that the fairies en
trust their gifts; and see, this is the
likeness of the beautiful princess, who, if
rescued, is destined to
Prinoe Selim then awoke, but fixe soft,
dark eyes of Annie were still before him;
they seemed to plead for tho life and
liberty of herself and sister. Ho resolv
ed to obey the fairy’s command, and
perceiving the day about to dawn, dress
ed himself and left the palaoe alone.
The fairy also appeared to Annie, and
which unwinding to a great leugth, float
ed out into the little boat beneath, and
there attached itself; he descended, mode
secure the ladder to the boat, and return
“Come, dear princess,” cried Selim,
«*all is prepared, and exchange death and
mprisonment for life and liberty.”
“No, no,” answered Annie, “take my
sister first; if the dragons awake before
you return, she will be saved it is still
harder for her to be shut np here than
excitement has turned up in
The prince fonnd it impossible to per
“Go, go 1” she cried, “the child will
break her heart if I leave her here alone.
Hasten, prince, for the moments
Selim left the balcony with tho little
Leila in his arms, the beautiful white
face of Annie looking down on them as
they descended, step by step, until they
reached the boat in safety where ho plac
ed Leila, and bidding her to sit quietly,
with all speed he mounted the ladder
Annie had sank upon her kuees before
the open window, and there she had
fainted. Tho hour had nearly expired
—then the fairy spell would be broken.
The prince raised her, and with diffi
culty once more descended the ladder,
the silkin cords bending beneath their
weight. He placed Annie beside her sis
ter—and at that moment, with a dreadful
roar, the dragous awoke and, oh ! what a
noise they made ! it roused all tho peo
ple in the palace, and from the lights
Selim and Annie judged that their escape
attached to an up-town
the discovery of a letter
one of. the teacher* in the
member of a church—a mar-
The writer of the letter in
question-is the pastor’s wife and one of
the Sabbath&chool teachers. It «eads
as follows :
Dear, Hind, Precious Friend—I fed
much disappointed not seeing or hear
ing from you during the week. Has any
thing transpired to prevent your beiLg
at church ?
‘Have you received any more com
munications or heard anything? You
can’t imagine the great pleasure it gave
mo in seeing yon Sabbath.
“If perfectly convenient, and with
safety, could yon not writo me a lung let
ter, and leave it with me as you return
from the store this eveuiug ?
“Hy H. [ubby] is going to Air. S.’
[t-v-ns-nji to tea, and I trill attend the
door, so I can receive it myself (if you
don’t feel nt liberty to come in). The
icay is aheays clear /or you
you are permitted so to do by your fami
ly, yon know how happy I always
seo you. * * * * When I cannot
see you I feel so sad and sorrowful. How
I long for the time when I shall seo you,
and enjoy your society. Yon are con
stantly in my thoughts, and sometimes
I almost become despondent
“I write to you tho deep feelings of
my heart I must, however, look away
to Jesus, the only Comforter.
“Through the earnest appeals of
teachers and scholars; I have consented
to keep my class ; I shall therefore have
the pleasure of seeing you at that time.
May our heavenly Father be our refuge
and strength in every time of need
tho prayer of your loving,* devoted
The gentleman who received this let
ter accidently dropped it; his wife fonnd
it, and iu this way it come to light.
The teachers in the Sabbath-school
took great exceptions to this letter, de
siring an investigation and expulsion of
tho writer; quite a stormy debate ensued
and much excitement among the teach
ers and in the school. The pastor came
into the school, and he and his wife wish
ed to hush up the matter. The result is,
the assistant superintendent of the school
and a number of the teachers have with
drawn from the school aud church.
had been discovered.
The prince rowed away i
A Double Tragedy in Liberty County.
McIntosh, Liberty County,
December 3. 1870.
Editor Sav. Rejiuhlican:
fast as pos- v I write to inform you of a terrible
siblo, bnt it was day-break when ho tragedy recently enacted in this county.
reached the spot whence he had set out
He then took the two princesses to the pal
ace of his father and mother, and before
them the lovely Annie promised him her
Of course the news soon spread to the
adjoining country, and the unjust king
compelled to give up the throne he
had so falsely gained. But the people
not satisfied with that; they put
him to death, and demanded Selim and
Annie as his successors.
The fairies of the land asked the aid
of their sisters, the sea fairies; they
quered the genie, for goodness and mercy
more powerful than wickedness and
On the some night that the king met
his well-deserved death, a fierce storm
arose, and the dragons, and all the at
tendants, were swept away by the waves.
And for many, many years after,
among the treasurers of the kingdom
were preserved—the magic rose and the
When tho Fifteenth brigade of
Prussian cavalry forced its way into Vers-
oillles, 1,200 Gardes Mobile surrendered
after a feeble resistance. Only oue of
ficer and about fifty men defended them
selves valiantly, and enclosed themselves
the synagogue, situated at the end of
the Boulvard Eugenie. Having barca-
ded the doors they fired from the win
dows. After an hour’s struggle troopers
succeeded in entering the temple. Step
by step did tho French retreat, fighting
all the while, until they came to the re
cess where the holy ark stood. Through
the firing the doors of the richly orna
mented receptacle were shattered to
pieces, and the French officers and some
of his men took refuge in the furtherest
part of the ark. The officer pierced by
four bullets, fell down at the side of the
ark, his head resting on one of the scrolls
which had fallen to the ground, likewise
riddled with balls, The synagogue itself
is almost entirely destroyed.
IQ^Ata New York wedding the groom
forgot the ring. The traditional curtain
ring was unavailable, and matters were
at a stand-still, till an ingenios lady eat
off an end of the bride’s curls and framed
ont of this a ring, with which the mar
riage was consummated.—Exchange.
This is equally as bad a mistake as was
made at a wedding that took place in
Americas a few evenings since, when the
groom forgot to procure the marriage
license, No ingenious lady could be
found in this case to offer a substitute,
bnt “matters had to stand still” until a
friend of the parties went to the Ordin
ary’s office and procured the necessary
(Jn yesterday morning. Deputy Sheriff
Stafford, with a posse of four men, at
tempted to arrest a noted desperado
named Sauls, who had been guilty of
many acts of villany. Repeated attempts
bad been made to secure him, but in
vain. On yesterday, every precaution
was made. The party camped ont the
night before: and, about daylight, sur
rounded the house. As soon as the sher
iff entered, Sauls fied upon him with a
double-barreled gun, killed him almost
instantly. A yonng man named J. A.
Mann, a studant at the Hinesville Acade
my, who had volunteered on the posse,
was also killed by Sauls with the re
maining barrel. Sauls then made his
escape, and has not yet been arrest
ed. . M.
Later.—Since the above was put in
type, we have further details of the
tragedy from parties just in from Liberty
county. Tho above statement is correct,
as far as it goes. Yesterday, a party
went in pursuit of the desperado, An
drew Sauls, and, after proceeding some
four miles from the house, found him
dead in the woods from the wounds re
ceived in his rencontre with the officers.
Thus ends a bloody affair, wbich has
created no little excitement iu the
ty and brought deep distress to several
Young Manu, who was killed at I
same time with the deputy sheriff, ws
resident of Appling county.—Editor.
A’ Caution to Radicals Who Expect to
▼ofe Illegally, or to Induce Others
The pardoning power of the Governor
of Georgia, says the Atlanta Constitution,
under the present Constitution, is a
shameless charter of unhaltbwdd authori
ty. He can forestall justice, and this 1 is
ever dangerous. That this poVer was
flamed as it is for p ditical use no man
That many men expect to vote illegally
at the next election, and induce others
tQ do bo, no one doubts. And this, with
the prospects of a gubernatorial pardon
if they get into the few’s dutches by re*-
of their services to. the Bollock fac
But let this idea bo dispelled at once
and permanently. Men who vote illegally,
persuade others to do so, will be beyond
Governor Bullock’s power to help them.—
They will have to take their chance before
the United States Coart, over which
We give for the benefit of persons who
may be so disposed the few on the sub
ject It is the 19th section of the act
of Congress, entitled “an act to enforce
the rights of citizens of the United States
so vote in the several States of the
Let every word of it be engraved
the publio mind.
Sec. 19. And bait farther enacted. That
f, in any election for Representatives,
etc., any person shall knowingly person
ate and vote, or attempt to vote, in the
name of any other persen, whether living,
dead, or fictious, or vote more than once
at the same election, for any candidate for
the same office, or vote at a place where
he may not be lawfully entitled to vote,
vote without having a lauf ul right to tote,
do any unlawful act to secure a right
an opportunity to vote for himself or
any other person, or by force, threat,
menace, intimidation, bribery, reward or
offer, or.promise thereof,oriotherwise un
lawfully prevent any qualified voter, of
any State of America, or of any Teritory
thereof, from freely exercising the right
of suffrage, or by any such means induce
any such voter to refuse to exercise such
right, or compel or induce by means, o
otherwise, any officer of an election i
any such State or Territory to receive
vote from a person not legally qualified
or entitled to vote; or interfere in any
manner with any officer of said elections
in the discharge of his daty; or by any
such means, or other unlawful means,
induce any officer of an election, or officer
whose duty it is to ascertain, announce,
or declare the result of any such election,
or give or make certificate, document
evidence in relation thereto, violate
refuse to comply with his duty ori
law regulating the same; or knowingly
and willfully receive the vote of any per
son not entitled to vote; or aid, counsel,
procure, or advise any such voter, person
officer to do any act hereby made a crime
to omit lo do ang duty (he omission of
which is hereby made a crime, or attempt
to do so, every such person shall be deemed
guilily of a crime and [shall be for such
crime liable to prosecution in any court
of the United States ot competent jurisdic
tion, and ou conviction thereof, shall be
punished by a fine not exceeding five hun
dred dollars, or imprisonment far a term
not exceeding three years, or both in the
discretion of the court, end shall pay
the costs of prosecutiou.
A WORD TO THE WISE.
We are in receipt of the following cir
cular frpm the Chairman of the Democrat
ic Executive Committee. It speaks for
itself. We trust the advioe contained in
it will be promptly and energetically fol
lowed by the earnest and organizing
members of the party in Sumter and all
AIaoox, Ga., November 2G, 1870.
Dear Ba: It is v very desirable that
there should be more thorough organiza
tion on the part of the Democratic party,'
in view of fke approaching election.—
Clubs should be formed and an Executive
Committeo appointed in each oounty;
and the efforts of clnbe and committees
should be actively and constantly direc
ted to bring about harmony and -the midi-
videdTfibd cordial support of the nominees
of thOparty; as well as to provide agen
cies to prevent fraud in the conduct of
thoeleotion, or, at all events, to direet it
if perpetrated. The accomplishment of
both these obieots is of great importance,
" rill take Immediate
Grant in Alabama.—What me
sense and cool blood have long predicted
as the greatest peril of party spirit in
freo country has come to) pass to-day ii
Alabama. A person nomed.Smitb, hav
ing been voted for and defeated os Gov
ernor of that State, now refuse to surren
der his office to his successor. He has
asked of the United States officer
manding at Montgomery, a body of
troops to sustain him in this outrage up
on liberty and the few. And what he
has asked he has obtained.
For this, President Grant, more than
any other one man is responsible. The
time has been in this country when the
mere thought that suoh an act >s this
could be attempted among us, would
ha~e been scouted ss a madman’s dream.
Now a great political party lifts into the
chair of Washington, a man who thinks
it as natural and easy os bestowing dip
lomatic appointments on his brother-in-
few and accepting thousand-dollar checks
from financial operators.— World.
The Federal Election Law Decided in
Judge Cadwallader, of Philadelphia,
the United States District Court, was on
Friday engaged with the trial of Patrick
McFodden, charged with illegal voting
at the last election, in violation of the
act of Congress of May 21st, 1870. The
Philadelphia North American aays:
The facts as proved by the government
were that at the last election a member of
Congress was voted for at the twelfth di
vision of the second ward, and that in
that division the prisoner voted under
the nsme of Frederick Bamsden. There
was no proof, however, that he did or
did not vote for Congressmen, and upon
this point arose a very warm argument
The section of the act under which
this case was tried says that where a
member of Congress is to be voted for,
and a man votes at that election, the fact
of his having voted at all shall be prima
facie evidence that he voted for Congress*
mi.:. .« ||.« M nnnn
man. This, of course, throws upon the
accused the burden of proving the nega
tive, that he did not vote for that office,
before any evidence has been offered by
the j Tosecution to prove an affirmative
that he did so vote.
Counsel for the prisoner argued that
this was an invasion of the rights of the
citizen, and against the maxim of tho
law that says a man shall bo presumed to
be innocent of crime until that presump
tion is rebutted by evidence, and that,
therefore, this section was unconstitu
Mr. Valentine argued against the posi
tion, and in favor of the constitutionali
ty of the few.
Judge Cadwallader held the section to
Ckainnan of the Executive Committee,
the President of the Club, when form
ed, to give me all the information he can
as to onr prospects of sueoesa in your
In behalf of the State Democratic
A Card to the Public.
.A close observation upon the condition
of the country, during my recent visit to
the “Federal Capital,” and tho Northern
States, has forced npon mv mind the
conviction that the mission of the Repub
lican party has ended. The accomplish
ment of all its good officers devolves up
on the statesmen of the country the duty
of determing in the policy of the Govern
ment for the future. Stupendous issues
are now rising up, having no necessary
connection with the measures of the fete
civil war, or of Reconstruction conse
quent npon it; demanding ths closest
-‘uvestigatipn and wisest solution by the
opulormind. Many of those have as
sumed such shape as to make it clearly
manifest that the future welfare of the
itry will be best secured by the com
plete triumph of the declared principles
of the Democratic party, as now set
forth by Such leaders as Governor John
T. Hoffman, and illustrated by his recent
Acting with the Republican party in
support of the measures for the restora
tion of the States of the Sonth to their
proper relations to the “Federal Govern
ment,” we have but discharged a solemn
duty to the people for which we have not
& single regret to express.
Now, that reconstruction has been ful
ly accomplished, tho same high regard
for the welfare and peace of the whole
country, which has always controlled my
political oourse, impels me to declare my
unquolified sympathy with and adl
to uie National Democratic party.
With this well-considered determina
tion, we place at onr masthead the nsme
of John T. Hoffman, of New York, for
tho Presidency in 1872.
This determination has been arrived at
without consultation with Gov. Hoffman
or his friends, and without regard to per
sonal consequences. . ,
On the same ground we also hoist the
name of John B. Gordon, for the office
of Governor of the State of Georgia in
The policy of The True Georgian to
ward the dangerous State administration
will continue as heretofore—one of firm
and vigorous opposition.
Editor Daily True Georgian.
Outrages in South Carolina.
Radical rule is producing a terrible
condition of affairs in South Carolina.
The Charleston News of the 26th nit.,
"The Sumter papers come to us con
taining accounts of new outrages commit
ted by the Radical negroes. They draw
no fancy pictures, bui tell as soberly as
they can, the plain and unvarnished
troth. This is the record of one week’s
1. A whiteman dragged from his home
by negroes and brutally maimed.
A barn is burned down, and on the
same night on attempt is made to fire the
home place of the owner, which is some
3. A house occupied by a white family
is tired into by negroes, and this is the
signal for horning down the barns and
stables containing the whole crop of the
Meeting ot the Republican Party in
Agreeable to a previous call a large
number of the colored citizens, of Web
ster County, met at the Court House in
Preston on Saturday tho 20th ot Novem
ber, to nominate Republican candidates
for Representative, to the general assem
bly, and tho various county officers.
On motion James H. Rylander (cold)
was called to the chair, who before ta
king his seat delivered a short address,
explanatory of the object of the meeting.
Amotion was made that some colored
man, name not remembered, act as secre
tary, ascertaining that the man proposed
could not preform those duties, and none
of the white members of the party being
at that time present, !T, H. Pickett was
called for and requested by tho meeting
to act in that capacity.
After explaining why he accepted the
position of secretary of the Republican
meeting, Judge Sampson, Bell wss called
A motion was then made that three
men be appointed from each District to
nominate the candidate* for the various
offices, the Chair making the appoint
ments, viz. James Pulham, Bev. Frank
lin Weaver, James Minims, Glasco Mitch-
el, Joseph Jones, Henry Reddick, Tal
bot Williams, Jacob Gann, John Jack-
son, James Solomon, Anthony Lowe,
William Lowe, Jacob Peel, Edmund
Cain and William Shelton.
Benjamin F. Harrell was then apopint-
ed Secretary for the Committee.
The Committeo then retired to make
the nominations. After a brief stay they
reported the following names, James H.
Byfender (cold.) for Representative, he
declined to accept the nomination, Rev.
Booker King, then received the nomina
tion, John, Abrams for Sheriff: Benja-
Harrell, Tax Receiver, Glasco
Mitchel, (cold.) Tax Collector, Robert
Parker, County Treasurer, W. U.
Blankenship, Clerk Superior Court, Maj
or Fields Coroner.
Mr. Abrams, dedinad the nomination
tendered him for Sheriff
A motion was then made and unani
mously adopted, that the Secretary furn
ish the Sumter Republican, with a copy
of the proceedings of the meeting, with
the request to publish them.
Meeting then adjourned.
JAMES H. RYLANDER, Ch’m.
T. H. Pickett, Secretary.
Preston, November, 26th, 1870.
iave voted for Congressman.
Wild Lands.—It is matter of notorie
ty that some of onr New York friends
have been exploring the mineral region
of the State, assiduously, for two or three
years psst, particularly with reference to
deposits of coal and gold. This virtuous
exaction of taxes upon the nnreturned
wild fends—notoriously of little value to
agriculturists—is for the purpose of en
abling the authors of this exploration to
reap the benefit of their research by pos
session under a title from the State. We
call the attention of tax payers to this
wild fend matter, not from a general sus
picion of intended frond and plunder—
although there is ample justification for
believing that such is the main design
of every Radical movement—bnt npon
the positive affirmation of an undoubted
Republican who prefers political and
personal integrity before unjust political
tenets and the exactions of political lea
ders. Onr authority affirms that the
chief object of this wild fend few is to
gain possession, and to oover existing
don, by aiitie under the State, of
certain fends supposed to be exooedingly
rich in minerals; and that there are quite
as many, if not more, Bullook-Democrote
as Radioals parties in interest
Holders of wild fends would do well to
examine the Comptroller's list and com
pare it with their fcriots and grants.
•These acts of lawlessness show what is
the temper of the Radical negroes; while
the disposition of the whites is shown by
the fact that they have already held two
public meetings for the purpose of de
nouncing the disturbers of the public
peace, and for declaring their determina
tion of using their individual and collect
ive efforts against mob few* and in favor
of good order. The negroes bum and
ravage every night, the whites, insulted
as they have been, stil plead for peaoe.”
There is a prospect that South
Carolina will elect a negro United States
Senator this winter. The term of one of
the carpetbag Senators expires on the
4th of March next, and a negro named
Cardozo, present Secretary of State, is a
candidate for the position. - Hie negroes
have a majority in the Legislature.
The New Yobx Sun says “no addition
al troops will be sent to Georgia daring
the approaching election. Grant is *
ably satisfied that the St ‘ ~ -
erotic without his aid.
J©-An old Baptist minister enforced
the necessity of difference of opinion by
this argument: “Now, if everybody had
been of my opinion they would all. have
wanted my old woman.” One of the
deacons who sat just behind him respond
ed : “Yes, and if everybody was of my
opinion, nobody would have her.”
*&*An evening paper says : “It has
long been the fashion to dance the Ger-
mati; but at Paris, it is now all the rage
to curse the German.” A mistake. In
place of dancing the German, the Pari-
A Good Joke on Editors.—Soon after
Chief Justice Chase assumed the gnbina-
tonal chair of Ohio, he issued his pro
clamation appointing a thanks giving
day. To make sure of being orthodox,
the Governor composed his proclama
tion almost exclusively of passages Irom
the Bible, whieh he did not designate as
quotations, presuming that every one
would recognize them, anfkadmire the
fitness of the words as well as his taste
their selection, lhe proclamation
meeting the eyes of a Democratic editor,
he pounced at once upon it—declared
that he had read it before—couldn’t say
exactly where—bnt he would take his
oath it was downright plagiarism from
beginning to end 1 That would have
been a pretty fair joke; bnt the next day
the republican editor came out valiantly
in defence of the Governor pronounced
the charge false and libellous, and chal
lenged any man living to produce one
single line of the proclamation that had
appeared'in print before.
The following timely admonition,
whieh we copy from the Savannah News,
is appropriate to thia part of Georgia aa
much as to any other. We hope that our
friends will see the danger of their oourse
and desist from it:
The desire for office among Democrats
in some portions oj this State is positive
ly alarming, and unless the patriotic im
pulses of some of the candidates induce
them to withdraw their names, we fear
that the result will be a series of Radical
triumphs. It is a pitiful sight to look
over our State exchanges and see the le
gion of office seekers who have suddenly
rushed to the front clamorous for the
publio to recognize their claims. It
would be mortifying indeed to see the
party goffer defeat at the hands of. ita
friends, and we hope the matter will
be remedied at once.
SgfeThe trial of Jimpsey A. Hunter
for the murder of Thomas M. Alexander
was concluded at Quitman last Wednes
day with o verdict of goilty. H. R. Jack-
son was one of the State counsel.
IgUThe New York Day-Book says
rumor oonsesfrom Washington that Con
gress intondeto go into the reconstruc
tion business again. All the Southern
States that have dared to elect Demo
cratic representatives will be looked after.
Well, the more Congress “looks after'
these things, the farther it gets behind.
t&Tn the suburbs of Charleston, S.C.
a few mornings ago, a colored preacher,
named Jake Gaillard, was shot and killed
stealing cabbages from the form of E. Li
A correspondent of the Country
Gentleman aays he has under his care
two invalid ladies. “One has been para
lyzed on the right aide for nearly three
years, and has been utterly helpless most
olthetime. Her vision baa been very
imperfect; her knowledge of past events
has utterly deported from her; recently
she appears to be recovering her recol
lection, and can coont with tolerable ao-
curacy as high as twenty. Ha attributes
her prostration entirely to the use of a
popular hair restorer. **The other case
is notao bad, but bad enough. For the
past year her eyes have been an^ occa
sion of constant torture. Theratina has
become so sensitive to the light as to
dark room indispensable.
Wheels of burning flame revolve con
stantly before her eyes, attended fay
lightning-like flashes, which are terrible
to bear. She is another victim to tho
poisonous lead oontained in the same
Couldn’t Subscribe.—A pair of those
interesting, entertaining ladies who seem
to carry on so large a business in the way
of procuring snbacriptioesfor new works,
and who are so delightful importunate,
ao sweetly un-get-rid-a-bie, called a short
time sinee at the office of a young lawyer
for the purpose of getting him to sub
scribe. “Indeed, ladies,” said he, “the
partnership of which I am a member,
has lately been so imprudent as to issue
a new work of their own, which, in con
sequence of the enormous expense atten
ding its illustrations, embellishments,
eta, has completely crippled us.” Then
perhaps,” replied the ongellio canvasses.
We could procure you some subscribers, t
What do you call your work ?” •‘Well,
we have not fully determined as yet:
but I guess I’ll let my wife have her own
way, and call It after me—Charles Henry.
IS- Messrs. Hawkins & Burke have re-
moved their few office to the zoom, for-
by a Colored patrol, while in the act of merly occupied by Col. A. S. Cutta, next
door to Wheatley & Dudley’s Bank on
Cotton Avenna ‘ ~