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e1em . i Vol. XIV. WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 9, 1878. No. 2. T S e
mwy Goods, GrocerleS, VC.
Respectfully call attention to their full
FILL IND WINTER STOK,
IN THE FOLLOWING LINES:
Domestic and Dress G4oods
--Blankets -- Ladies'
and Gent's Un
Harness and Leather
-GROCERIES, & c.,
AT REDUCED PRICES FOR CASH,
A full line of DOMESTIC GOODS, consist
ing of Jeans, Cassimeres, Brown and Bleach
ed Shirtings, Sheetings, Osnaburgs, Drill
ing, Checked and Striped Homespun, Bed
Ticking. Linsey, Flannel, Alpaca, Prints,
&c. LADIES' WORSTED GOODS AT AND BE
A full and well selected line of Notions,
Hosiery, Stationery, Ladies' Shawls, Boile
vard Skirts, White and Colored Blankets,
Ladies' and Gent's Underwear, Laundried
and Unlaundried Shirts, Umbrellas, Trunks,
Clothing and Hats.
A full line of Men's, Ladies', Boys', Misses'
and Children's Boots and Shoes. We make
a specialty of Cable Screw Shoes, which is
the best Shoe for the money made in
A full line of Saddlery and Harness at
Factory prices. We have the agency for a
large Manufactory and, therefore, can fur
nis anything in ihis line that our custom
ers may desire. Sole, Harness and Whang
Woodenware. Hollow-ware, Hardware,
Nails, Table andWPocket Catlery, Table and
GROCERIES, consisting of Flour, Bacon,
Lard, Hams, Sugar, Coffee, Rice, Soda,
Starch, Ginger, Pepper, Tea, Molasses, Sy
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P. W. & R. S. CHICK.
Sep. 6, 39-t:.
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry.
WITCHES AND JEWELRI
At the New Store on Hotel Lot.
- I have now on hand a large and elegant
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,
.Silver and Plated Ware,
VIOLIN AND GUITAR STRINGS,
SPECTACLES AND SPECTACLE CASES,
WEDDING AND BIRTHDAY PRESENTS.
IN ENPLESS VARIETY.
All orders by mail promptly attended to.
Watchmaking and Repairing
Done Cheaply and with Dispatch.
Call and examine my stock and prices
Nov. 21, 47-tf.
ILLUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
Each Number contains Thirty-t wo Pages of
reading, many fine Wood Cut Ilustrations,
and3 Colored Plate. A beautiful Garde.
-Magazine, printed on elegant paper, and full
of information. In English and German.
Price, $1.25 a year: Five copies $5.00.
Vicx's FLowE AN.D VEGETABLE GAR
DEN, 50 cents in paper covers; in elegant
cloth covers $1-00.
VIcK's CATALOGUE,-300 illustrations,
only 2 cents.
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.'
Ilaustrated Priced Catalogue.
Seventy-five pages-300 Illustrations, with
Descriptions of thousands of the best Flowers
and Vegetables in the world, and the way
to grow them-all for a Two Cent postage
.stamp. Printed in German and English.
Vxcx's .FLOWEE AND VEGETAELE GAB
DEN, 50 cents in paper covers; in elegant
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year; Five copies for $5.00.
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
Flower and Vegetable Garden
the most beautiful work of the kind in the
world. It contains nearly 150 pages, hun
dreds of fine Illustrations, and six Chromo
Plates of Flowers, beautifully drawn and
colored from nature. Price 50 cents in paper
covers; $1.00 in elegant cloth- Printed mn
German and English.
VIcK's II,.LUSTRATED MONTHLY MAGA
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red Pla'e in every number. Price $2.25 a
year; Five copies for $5.00.
VIcK's CATALOGUE,-300 IlluStrations,
only 2 cents.
Address, JAMES VICK, Rochester, N. Y.
FLOWER and VEGETABLE SEEDS
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See Vicx's CATALOGU3E,--300 Illustrations,
only 2 cents.
VIcK's ILLusTRATED MONTHLY MAGA
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year; Five copios for $5.00.
VIcK's FLoWER AND VE,GETABLE GAB
DIN, 50 cents in paper covers; wi;h elegant
cloth cover $1.00
All my publications are printed in English
Address~, JAMES VICK, Rochester, Nj.Y.
Jan- 2, 1-4t.
THE 'WADE HAMPTON.
This beautiful, well made, heavy and first
class Cooking,Stove has just been received.
and is offered to the public as low as any
Stove of its class can be bought in the up
country. Call and see before you purchase
elsewh'ere. W. T. WRIGHT.
L Nov. 21, 47-tf. .
Dry Goods, Groceries, ,
Best House for Haigains1
I have now a full and complete stock cd
goods such as are generally kept in a coun
try variety store, and ain ready to sell tc
Farmers and others
At as Low Prices as any other
And for the reason that since I had the
misfortune of being burnt out in April last
I have refited the Stores where Ifirst es
tablished myself in 1857, and &y
that change have lessened my
expenses in the way of
And will now give my customers
THE BENEFIT OF IT.
Goods bought of me have always been
found as represented, and as cheap and
cheaper than any bought in this or any
neighboring c'ty, whatever any one else
ray say to the contrary iotwithstanding,
as I do not offer any one ARTICLE AT
COST OR UNDER and then make up the
loss on something else.
I OFFER ALL OF MY GOODS AT A VERY
All I ask is a fair trial and you will be
My goods were selected with the utmost
care in the markets of Boston, New York,
Philadelphia and Baltimore, and realizing
the fact that my store is not convenient,
but somewhat out of the way, I now offer
extra inducements in the way of Bargains.
I make no enumeration of the different
articles, but sinpli say that I have every
thing in the way of
Dry Goods, Groceries,
Thankful for the confidence reposed in,
and for the liberal patronage bestowed up
on me the past twenty years, I respectfully
ask a continuince of the same.
GRANITEVILLE SHIRTINGS, SHEETINGS
AND DRILLS AT MANUFACTURERS
PRICES TO MEECHANTS.
I will open in a few days a lot of Ladies
and Misses' FINE SEWED and PEGGED
SHOES of every description, all of which I
will sell at very low prices. Also, a few
pairs of Gents' FINE SEWED SHOES.
at my Brick Yard-CHEAP FOR CASH.
Nov. '7, 1877-45-tf.
Unprecedentedly Low Prices
W VIlGil & 3.W,00IJPPOI0I
Respectfully an'nounce to the citizens o
Newberry that they have now in store ar
elegant and cheap stock of
CLOTHING FOR MEN AND BOYS
which embraces a large variety of th<
LATEST STYLES AND PATTERNS ID
SUITS, which they can sell at lower price:
than ever before offered in this market, an<
to which they now invite attention.
They make a specialty in FINE CLOT!
COA TS, OVE RCOATS, PANTS, SHIRTS
&c., an examination of which is only neces
sary to convince any one of the difference
in prices between this season and the last
HATS for men and boys of all styles an
grades, together with FINE GAITERi
AND SHOES at prices which defy compe
Call and make an examination befor<
purchasing elesewhere, and see if yo
cannot save money.
WRIH & J.W.00PPORK
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Oct. 4, 40-tf.
BUGGIES, .CARRIAGES ANI
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DOG CARTS, &c., on hand,
PUT UP TO ORDER
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Will also keep a supply of good an
OLD BUGGIES and CARRIAGES RE
OVATED and made to appear equal to nev
Repairing done with neatness and di
Fronting Jail, at Webb's old stand.
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TIE COOSING YEAR.
GEOnIGE D. PRENTICE.
'Tis midnight's holy hour-and silence nom
Is brooding, like a gentle spirit, o'er
The still and pulseless world. Hark ! on
8 the winds
The bell's deepest tones are swelifng. 'Tis
Of the departed year.
No funeral train
Is sweeping past; yet on the stream and
With melancholy light, the moonbeams rest,
Like a pale, spotless shroud; the air is
As by a mourner's sigh; and on yon cloud,
That floats so still and placidly through
The spirits of the season seems to stand
Young Spring, bright Summer, Autumn's
And Winter with his aged locks-and breathe
in mournful cadences, that come abroad
Like the far wind-harp's wild and touching
A melancholy dirge o'er the dead Year,
Gone from the earth forever.
'Tis a time
For memory and for tears. Within the deep,
Still chambers of the heart a spectre dim,
Whose tones are like the wizard voice of
Heard from the tomb of ages, points Its
And solemn finger to the beautiful
And holy visions that have passed away,
And left no shadow of their loveliness
On the dead waste of life. That spectre
The coffin -lid of hope and joy and love,
And, bending mournfully above the pale,
Sweet forms that slumber there, scatters
O'er what has passed to nothingoess.
Uas gone, and, with it, many a glorious
Of happy dreams. Its mark is on each
Its shadow on each heart. In its swift
It waved its sceptre o'er the beautiful,
And they are not. It laid its palid hand
Upon the strong man, and the haughty
Is fallen and the flashing eye is dim,
It trod the hall of revelry, where thronged
The bright and joyous, and the tearful wail
Of stricken ones is heard where erst the song
And reckless shout resounded. It passed
The battle-plain, where sword and spear and
Flashed in the light of mid-day-and the
Of serried hos ts is shivered, and the grass,
SGreen from the soil of carnage, waven above
The crushed and mouldering skeleton, It
And faded like a wreath of midst at eve:
Yet, ere it melted in the viewless air,
It heralded its millions to their home
In the dim land of dreams.
Remorseless Time I
Fierce spirit of the glass and scythe! what
Can stay him in his silent course, or melt
His iron heart to pity ? On, still on
He presses, and forever. The proud bird,
The condor of the Andes, that can soar
Through heaven's unfathomable depths, or
a The fury of the northern hurricane,
And bathe his plumage in the thunder'!
Furls his broad wings at nighbtfall, and sink!
1 To rest upon his mountain-craet. But Time
t Knows not the weight of sleep or weariness
And night's deep darkness has no chain tc
His rushing pinion. Revolutions sweep
O'er earth, like troubled visions o'er the
Of dreaming sorrow; cities rise and sink
Like bubbles on the water; fiery isles
Spring blazing from the ocean, and go bacl
To their mysterious caverns; mountains rea
i To heaven their bald and blackened cliffs
Their tall heads to the plain; new empire
Gathering the strength of hoary centuries,
And rush down like the Alpine avalanche,
Startling the nations; and the very stars,
Yon bright and burning blazonry of God,
Glitter awhile in their eternal depths,
And, like the Pleiad, loveliest of their train,
Shoot from their glorious spheres and pas
E To darkle in the trackless-void: yet Time,
E Time, the tomb-builder, holds his fiere
Dark, stern, all-pitiless, and pauses not
Amid the mighty wrecks that strew his path
.To sit and muse, like other conquerors,
. Upon the fearful ruin he has wrought.
Home has been happily save
and many a fortune retrieved by:i
man's full confidence in his wife
Woman is far more a seer and
prophet than man, if she be give
a fair chance. As a general rule
the wives confide the minutest o
their thoughts and plans to thei:
usbands. Why not reciprocate
if but for the pleasure of' meeting
confidence with confidence ?.
am certain no - mare succeeds si
well in the world as he who, tak
ing a partner for life, makes he
the partner of his purposes an
hopes. Whbat is wrong of his i
ulses or judgment she will checl
and set right with almost univet
h sally right instinct, and what sh
5Imost craves and most deserves1
confidence, without which lovei
never free from a shadow.
Keep an eye on the manure pil
and see that this bank of' the farr
i,.r.a-es in size and quality.
FOR THE 11ERALD.
BROADBRIMS NEW YORK
Christmas Holidays in New York-Extrava
gance in Christmas Gifts--Crockery Stoves
and Xajolica-The Art Galleries and
the Kurium Treasures--Crime in
New York-The Merry Christ
mas and Happy New-Year.
New York is in its holiday attire; I
the shops are in a blaze of glory,
and for the nonce, old and young,
saints and sinners, Christians and
pagans, join in the worship of the
jolly old St. Nick. Marvelous in
deed are the wonders that this hol
iday time brings forth. I confess
that the illusion is not yet dispelled
from me, and as I stroll along the
streets, looking into the shop-win
dows time and space are 'like an
nihilated, and forgetting the hard
and frosty years that have inter
vened, I am again a boy revelling
in the delights of the long, long
ago. The tendency toward ex
pensive Christmas presents seems
to be on the increase ; it is not
now safe to offer your upstairs girl
anything short of a diamond ring;
while the talented lady who pre
sides over the mysteries of your
kitchen thinks a silk dress or a set.
of furs no more than her just de
serts. Children's presents are get
ting to be a serious factor; there are
trousseans made up for dolls worth
from one hundred to five hun
dred dollars ; they contemplate not
oply the necessary dresse for the
bride, but all the possible contin
gencies hereafter; full sets of every
thing for the nursery are carefulv
prepared, and a beautiful little wax
responsibility, carefully tucked away
in an elegant little cradle, com
pletes the delightful illusion. In
addition to this are miniature sets
of furniture of the costliest manu
facture, and the most expensive
material. The jewelry stores re
semble the cave of Aladdin, but the
most marked change has taken
place in the department of earthen
ware. In the olden time, if niy
mother wanted any cups or saucers,
she sent me out to a crockery store ;
if you should happen to require
any of these articles now, you must
seek out a Magazine de Majolica,
and you inquire for Limoges
Faience, or Porcelain de Sevres, or
Majolica Durante, while the multi
tude of extraordinary things that
surround you on every side would
almost have driven the old potter
of Capel Biron into a lunaeic asy
lum. Cups with handles of snake's
tails, pitcher-s like poodle dogs,
bowls ~covered with frogs and liz
ards, and plates enameled with all
sorts of creeping things--ugh !it
makes me sick, the thought of hav
ing a frog in my rice pudding, or
a mouse in my turtle soup-I don't
care if it is a crockery mouse.
"Vile plebeian !" some young lady
remarks, as she reads this portion
of my letter ; all right ; eat your
lizards if you like them, I don't.
Ornamentation is now the order
of the day, and you amount to lit
erally nothing on Broadway now,
unless you have on some extra
ordinary device to distinguish you
from the common herd ; fiowers,
feathers, little birds, bunches of
straw and small chickens are a part
of the garniture of our modern
belles. C-ray overskirts, red petti
coats. yellow sleeves, blue neck-rib
on and pink stockings, will now
pass inspection everywhere. Loud,
very loud, said Jones to me, as we
walked by Macy's on Fourteenth
street. Yes, very loud, I replied ;
let us turn in here and see how the
belles looked in Kurium three
thousand years ago. We stepped
into the Metropolitan Art Museum,
now rejoicing in the latest contri
bution by General Cesnola, consist
ing of the Kurium treasures.
SOn the upper Nile are monu
ments of national greatness and
glory, which were covered with the
grime of antiquity when Christ was
preaching on the Mount of Olives,
and the Roman legions held posses
sion of the glorious temple of Je
rusalem. Antedating every other
Slink of the history of the past, some
of these gold and silver trinkets,
come back as it were from the
tomb to tell the story of a civiliza
tion of which no mortal tongue bath
spoken and which no historian's
pen hath revealed,-not a vague
guess-not 'A single article, only,
but piles and piles of priceless
Itreasures glittering and bright as
when they came from the gold
smith's hand. Yet we wander
among the dead ; here is a cylinder
worn as an amulet by a mighty
-king, almost four thousand five
hundred years ago, here is his
name engraven on it, and here his
brief eventful history ; not another
Slink so old, of just such a character
exists on the face of the globe, go
ing bach; as it were into the very
twilight of time. According to
Mosaic chronology, when this king
aly bauble was made, the waters had
jus recded from Ararat and the
cUildren of Noah were erecting tI
Tower of Babel on the burning plai
of Shinar. We leap an intervi
of two thousand years to examin
the rest of the Kurium treasure:
Dainty dames were those Cypric
ladies, whose glittering gewgawv
are here spread out before us, an
whose vanity has earned them irr
mortality. Mingled with the duq
of Kurium's proud temple are tb
ashes of the fair darr -s and prou
warriors and holy pnests, whos
very existence was forgotten thou
sand of years ago ; yet here ar
their rings and their bracelet
and armlets and ear rings ; th
puff - boxes and paint - cups wit]
w,hich they made themselves mor
bewitching and lovely to th,
dandies of Cypress more than tw<
thousand years ago. To thosi
who read the papers and magazines
it is not necesarry to say that thesi
treasures were exhumed by Genera
Cesnola from beneath the temple o
Kurium, on the island of Cyprus
where they had been buried fo:
twenty-four hundred years. Whei
the Persian invader came down up
on Kurium, its temple was one c
the -richest and most magnificen
in the East ; upon its sacred 'altar
had accumulated the votive offe
ings of ages; triumphant warrior
had brought to its shrine the hol;
treasures of other lands, and wicke<
kings, anxious to propitiate th
gods, had laid their crowns ani
jewels upon its altar, the virgi:
and the matron had brought pr(
cious love gifts, and had earned
ble,:zing by flinging their treasure
away, and they lay upon the altar
glittering pile, when the wild cr;
of the invaders startled the priest
from their dream of security ani
peace. Hastily gathering the offei
ings to their gods, they hurried t
the strong vaults away beneath tb
+-.mple floor, and throwing them it
tiey closed the door which was t
open no more for twenty-five hur
dred years. Priest and warrioi
youth and maiden, old and young
perished in the carnage whic
followed, and the secret of th
Kurium treasure seemed locked i:
the bosom of eternity; but, aide
by a special providence, they ar
brought to light aga'n, and here i
New York, we are able to examin
with critical eyes the dainty jewel
of the Cypriot dames of two thot
sand five hundred years ago. Nal
more than all this, the great jev
eler, Tiffany, has made such exac
copies of their work that you ca
scarcely tell them from the origina:
and you can send them to you
wife or your sister, and she wi
neverknow the difference.
The present season seems to b
devoted almost exclusively to ar
Aside from the Oliphant Exhibitio
at the Academy of Design, and th
celebrated loan collection at th
same place, many private collet
tions have been thrown open to tb
public, and Brooklyn has her res
ular winter exhibition. There is
healthy improvement in America
art; home pictures are now bring
ing living prices; and people ai
beginning to realize the fact tha
something good can come out c
Since I last wrote we have set
another bank cashier to State
prison, and we have another ban
president in the Tombs. A horr
ble story has just come out whic
may culminate in the death of
beautiful young girl, and which e:
poses the iniquity of our poh(
system seething with rottennes
and crime. Some few months ag
a young girl from the South can
to New York to seek her brothe:
She was an orphan, young an
beautiful, and scarcely sixteen year
of age ; her little store of mone
was soon exhausted, and she adve:
tised for a situation ; her adve:
tisement was answered, and si
entered a house kept by one of ti
most notorious Cyprians in tb
ton; here she was subjected t
the vilest outrage, and realizing he
desperate condition she sought I
escape. She was dragged into a
infamous den by a policeman wb
shold have been her protecto
who outraged and abused her an
drove her into the street. As a las
resort, sick at heart and weary<
life, she took poison, and was foun
dying in the public highway. H
nanity shrinks appalled from tt
contemplation of such an atrocii
prpetrated in open day in ti
midst of churches and Chnistia
associations in the grandest city <
the United States, and by one
those very guardians whose mail
tenance costs us millions and mi
lions of dollars. An active invesi
gation is now going on, and ~
hope the perpetrators may be mai
to suffer the penalty .of one of tl
most atrocious crimes that ha
marked the expiring year.
Before this letter reaches you ti
sweet Christmas chimes will ha
rung out on millions of ears:
every land where civilization glori
in the name and profits by tI
sufferings of Christ ; to many of1
they will have rung for the la
time, and ere the advent of anoth<
Christmas we shall have laid dov~
to rest and peace. Looking ba<
ov e a,nov rapidly drawir
c to a close, we miss from our hearth
n stones venerable silvered heads
tl which were the holy links that
e 'bound us to the past, some little
3. faces have vanished from our
it tables, and some little voices have
s been hushed, the sound of which
d shall gladden our hearts no more
- till the sound of the everlasting
t trumpet. Realizing the peril, and
e suff.ering, and struggle, through
1 which we have passed ourselves.
en we would not call them back, for
- they have gained the sweet peace
e and rest for which weary souls
s have been reaching out in all past
e time. Perhaps in God's proVidence
a before another Christmas shall roll
a around the pen that traces these
9 lines sha] be laid qside and the
hand that holds it shall be neveless
tnd cold; rested from its labors and
, its cares,-if such shall be the de
3cree to me it will not bring one
I pang of fear of suffering or regret;
f my only sorrow being that my op -
portunities to benefit my felIpwman
V have been so limited and unprofi
The holiday times which are up
on us come tinted with happy and
t golden remembrances away in the
s years which are gone. Seared, and
withered, and dry ourselves, it is
s something to know that it is still
Y in our power to bring joy and glad
ness to multitudes of little ones
e who will rejoice in our having been.
1 pity the man who can go to his
home at this time and bring with
him no present or thing which shall
a remind the expectant little .ones
s that Christmas has come. It does
a not need much to make their hearts
Y glad; perhaps before another year
s the little stockings will hang emp
i ty, never to be filled again; the lit
tle pattering feet will no more run
0 toward you, and the little out
e stretched arms will be folded across
47 their breasts forever.- Think of the
0 little ones, and don't forget those
whose life battle has been fought
" and who are calmly waiting for the
change-the old grandsires and
h grandmothers who still remain and
e to whom these Christmas offerings
r will come as blessed and gracious
d gifts. It has not been a year of
e unmixed blessing, and yet there is
n much to be thankful for. When
e the sun rose on the New Year of
s 1877, dark clouds hung on the po
litical horizon, now happily cleared
away. The harvest has succeeded
to the spring-time, and the hus
t bandman, rejoicing in God's abun
a' dant bounty, is filled with thankful
ness and hope. With the coming
r year I hope to cross the ocean, and,
- if my life is spared, to give to your
readers an idea of the wonders of
e the great Paris Exposition, trusting
t that our own loved land maay there
n hold a place amid the assembled
e genius of the world which shall
e make us proud to call ourselves
~American:; 'd wishing you, Mr.
e Editor, and. as your readers, a Mer
- ry Christmas and a Happy New
n I am,
- Truly yours,
THE NiEW TAX BILL.
t For kissing a pretty girl, $1.
s For kissing a homely one, two
i- The tax is levied in order to
h break up the custom altogether, it
a being regarded as a piece of inex
- cusable absurdity.
6 For every flirtation, ten cents.
s For every young man who has
0 more than one girl, five dollars.
.e Courting in the kitchen, twenty
r- five cents.
d CJourting in romantic places, five
- dollars, and fifty cents each time
c'- For a girl giving a youn g man
- the mitten, five dollars and costs
e of suit.
e seeing a youn g lady home from
e church, twenty.
0 Failing to see her home, five
r dollars and costs.
o For ladies whbo paint, two dol
n lars. Proceeds to be devoted to
o0 the relief of disconsolate husbands
r, who have been deceived by out
d side appearances.
3t Bachelors over thirty years old,
>f ten dollars and banishment to
1- Each boy baby, fifty cents.
Le Each girl baby, ten cents.
y Twins, one hundred dollars pre
ie mium to be paid out of the fund
.n accruing from the tax on old
>f Heads of families of more than
D- thirteen children, fined a hundred
1- dollars and sent to jail.
ie Hiappness bet ween husband and
ewecnonly be secured by that
le constant tenderness and care of
s the parties for each other which
are based upon warm and demon
ie strative love. The heart demands
re that the man shall not sit r eticent,
n self-absorbed, and silent in the
as midst of his family.' The woman
le who forgets to provide for her
is husband's tastes and wishes ren
st ders her home undesirable for
r him. In a word, ever-present
m and ever-demonstrative gentleness
3k must reign, or else the heart
The Hultitudinous Carpet-Bag
ger on the War Path.
NEW YORK, December 25.-D. T.
Corbin, of South Carolina, in reference
to the charge. that he had secured
votes for his election as Senator-by
bribing members of the Mackey House
of Representatives last fall, said yes
terday, I do not fear the result of
any investiga,tion so far as I am con
c.rned. I shall publish a letter in re
lation to certain matters in a day or
two. I never gave the members of
the Legislature a single dollar. What
I did do was this: Last faTl, when
the two State Governments in South
Carolina, were in conflict, Judge Car
penter enjoined the StateTreasurer
from paying any money to members
of the rightful Legislature. I was
told that the Legislature would have
to adjourn as many of the members
were suffering and could not obtain
money. I then advanced at the solic
itation of friends of mine a gum of
money to pay the members. I never
gave a single member money as a
bribe. The State of South Carolina
owes me the money. I have never
got and may never get it again. They
are welcome to investigate all they
please. Corbin says he will spend the
holidays North and, will shortly re
turn to South Carolina.
The Tribune, in referring to the
above, says : M r. D. T. Corbin, who
claiuis to have been elected to the
seat which Patterson has awarded to
Gen. Butler, makes a singular expla
nation of the charge that has been pre
ferred against him. Many who never
heard that Mr. Corbin had been ac
cused of bribing his way into an
election by the Chamberlain Legisla
ture, will open their eyes at his ad
mission. that inasmuch as the courts
h%d forbidden the State Treasurer to
pay the members of that Legislature,
he advanced the necessary sum which
has never been repaid and doubtless
never will be.
Does Mr. Corbin really believe that
this was a proper thing for a candi.
date for the United States Senate to
do ? Mr. Corbin wanted the votes of
these men. He advanced money for
their pay, which they never got from
the State. This is not legal bribery,
'but it was an effectual way of putting
members of this Legislature under
considerable obligation. Mr. Corbin
seems to have made one explanation
too many.-Journal of Commerce.
A MEAN MAN.
Some gentlemen ..were talking
about meanness, yesterday, writes
'EIi Perkins," when one said he
knew a man on Lexington Ave
nue who was the meanest man in
'-How mean is that?" I asked.
'-Why, Eli," be said, "why he is
so mean that he keeps a five cent
piece with a string tied to it to
give to beggars, and then when
their backs are turned he jerks
it out of their pockets."
"Why this man is so confounded
mean," continued the gentleman,
"that he gives his children ten
cents apiece every night for going
to bed without their supper, but
during the night, when they were
asleep, he went up stairs, took the
money out of their clothes, and
then whipped them in the morn
ing for losing it!"
Does he do anything else!"'
"Yes, the other day 1 dined with
him and I noticed the poor little
servant girl whistled all the way
up stairs with the desert, and
when I'asked the mean old scamp
what made her whistle so happily,
he said: 'Why, I keep her whist-.
ling so she can't eat the raisins
out of the cake.'"
It is becoming painfully clear
that the bad San Domingo monks
played it bad on the Spaniards in
1796, when they delivered to therm
the bogus bones as those of Christo
pher Columbus for removal with
much pomp to a sepulcbre in the
Catedral of Havana. It it be
true that the great discoverer's
bones arc still in San Domingo,
we now see what we lost by not
annexing the island, as Grant
wanted us to do. Still, as the au
thorities, ecclesiastical and civil,.
propose to perpett'ate the proof of
the pious fraud of their predeces
sors by rasing a -monument to
Columbus over his real bones; we
can partly expiate our folly by
subscribing to the monument.
.. Y. Sun.
At the market-"Well, how goes .
the sale of game this year ?"
"Badly, very badly ; prices are so
high that very few people can be
found to buy. The business would
be ruined entirely if it wasn't~ that
we have one class of steady cus
tomers-the amateur sportsmen
who have been out for a day's
Falstaff answered by the New
Yor k Commercial Advertiser:
"What's honor ?" asks Falstaff.
That's easy. Any woman who
sits behind another womanv in
church can tell what's on her in
Best thing wih o pe
ead lock-.a skeleton'*ev.