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dd in the same manner as special
tdese. I do not know of anything
nfatr in the thode of inserting those
odfertlsqenit, or of charges for the
Ae,. fai as the books and
t 'files, are concerned. I
made out the bills, and I feel satis.
fed they corresponded ' with the
b ooks and 8le., J. ti. SO:ULT.
1u0a1ALUBoN, Feb. 18,1878.
(i&wr INVrGATING COMUrTEE,
Clirleston, S. U., Feb.-18, 1878.
A. F. Melchers, being duly sworn,
.pye: My name is Adolphus F. Mel
hters. I reside at 23 Shepherd street,
Aij,the city of Charleston, and I am
the associate editor of the Zeitung. I
have, in. company with Mr. J. 1-.
$chnlte, of the Journal of Commerce,
gone over the ldvertiserients in the
News, at randoin, for the years 1871,
1872 and 1873, charged against the
State for advertising, and I concur
1 the. testimony of Mr. Schulte in
yelation ther6to, having read over
said testimonoy,so far as the mode
,of measurment, the accuracy of nea
surmeut and the correctness of the
charges in the books of the News
and in the bills produced are con
erned; and I know of no unfairness
ip these or any other newspaper ac
counts for public advertising.
A. F. MErxiEas.
JOlr INVE"TIGiTING COMMITTIEE,
Charleston, Feb. 18, 1878.
State of South Carolina, Charleston
rersonally appeared before nus
Thomas C. Neville, who, being duly
swoy,i, deposeth and says: That he
Was foreman of the Char.Jeston News
dpring the years 1871-72 and 1873,
and that all acts and joint resolutions
of the,General Aserbly published
in those years as advertisements in
the Charleston Daily News were
,also pyblished in the Charleston Tri..
Weekly News and in the Charleston
Weekly News. T. C. NEv'ILLE.
S8wqrn to befvre us this 18th Feb.
187$. S. DumrE,
J. G. IBLuE.
..,MuJlNT INVE8TIoATING C omuITEE,
.Charleston, Feb. 1878.
The State of Sou'h Carolina. '
Personally 'appeared before us
Rosw.ell T. Logan, who, being duly
sworn, says: That he is and has beek~
for ten years engaged iin the adver
*tising agency business; that news-.
papers, except wvhere there is a con
tract to the contrary, charge for the
advertising by the space occupied;
that where a contract is for so much
per line, the charge is for ep many
Jine. of the standai-d type as the space
eneupied by the advertisement will
hek:1; that some papers use agate as
their' standard of measuremient, in
which case every inch occupied'
would be charged as f ourteen lines;
.that is the usual standard in New
York. and other large cities. T[he
standar'd of the Charleston 1News and
Coarier and other Charleston papers
and&of papers in many cities, is nion
pareil, so that each inch occupied by
su advertisement is charged at 12
lines.. Thit is. the usual standard ot
80tithern city papers, and has been,
far yeare. When an advertiser makes
A-barguin that an adverti'seinent shall
ble.iDOted- for so much per line,
without any other lim itat ion ,it means
Uhat the advertisement shall be set in
the, suaLstyle adopted by the paper
in wbicb i.t is publised for that class
of advertisemuents, and charged for
acoording to space occupied.
V U . ,OBwELL T. lGN
v.:Sworn to before us this 18th Feb.
1878. J. 0. BI,UE,
M- -S. DIiin.E
1otaU INVaSTIoATINo COMMITTEE,
SCh'arleston, 8. C., Fe b. 18, 1878.
J?J@&deral Win. Gurney, being duly
dsenyJsays:-My natne is. William
cJ.ngLfrside at 81 Queen street,
dithe6fharleston, and I am by occu
pMsfo. y merchant. In the fall of
. M2fAbg it was, I cashed for
Bigrdan, Dawson & Co., of the
tga,News, sonme $4,000 or$5,
hbeir secounts for advertising
tato, I cashed them at 'par,
or dollar; &tiat is, a part in cash
%&,~my, personal acceptances
a '' "1~nk, 80 . and -90 days, and -I
eontI.$' paid the acceptances at
6W4 of mo dIty banks. I know omth
I k~iiu he nocoUnts, except that
he eswotJAdle orreat and un
do this by Franklin J, Mosos, Jr., who
was then, I think, candidate for Gov
ernor%nd as an act of personal friend
ship for him. I was afterwards paid
the accounts in full at the State Treas
ury. I did not then have; nor have 1
since hsd, any reasons to believe that
there was anything wrong about, the
accounts. If I had thought there was
anything wrong about them I would
not have cashed them. I do not know
of any agreement between Governor
Moses and the proprietors of the
News, or any of them, in any way
connected with this transaction; nor
have I any roason to believe that
there was any impropriety in the
transaction. I acted in consideration
of friendly relations to both parties.
Charleston, Fob. 18, 1878.
Upon examining the enormous
amounts paid for advertising the Nws
in the newspapers, your committee
find that for several years a sufficient
sum was paid out to have furnished a
bound copy of the laws to every vo
ter in the State. We also find that
there was paid for the support of the
throe administration daily organs
the extravagant sum of $156,708,
during an averago period of about two
years, and the few weeklies received
within threeyoars,086,195.28 for pub.
lishing the acts, while the five, daifies
that were odited by political oppon
en ts j ocoived only $42,407.68 for ad -
vertising in overy description, includ
ing the publication of the acts for four
years, and the twenty nine weoklies
of antis.administration record recaived
Referring to Mr. Woodruff's state.
ment that gratification printing cor
tificatos woro issued and divided
ainong members of the General As
sembly, the committeo call special at,
tontion to the fact that ib is corrobor
ated by A. 0. Jones gonerally, and
particularly in an ins.lanco where ho
testifles that "a passed claim coertifi
cate was issued for $6,000, proceeds
to be divided betwe'on the members
of the Houso Committoo on Print.
ing." The following named persons
wore members of that committee: Jas.
N. Iayne, Dr. B. A. Bosmon, Rev.
H. HI. Hutnte%, John B. -Donnis and
Barney Ilump)hrio3s. This certificate
was turned over to .Jonds for collec
tion; he sold it at a large discount,
and gavo Hunter an ordloron the State
Troaurerin part paLyment of his
share. Upon the receipt of this order
the reverend gentlonman lb'camno very
indignant, and wrote a letter to Jones,
of which the following is a copy:
CnARarmsTON, Feb. 17, 1874.
lion. A. 0. Jones, Columbia, S. (.
Doar Sir: Your favor with draft en
closed came to hand, and I can scarce
ly now believe that you wer e dapable
of doing what you claim has boen
done in a claim that I was and am so
deeply interested in. When J. N.
Hayne, Esq., could have gotten sixty
cents on the dlollar, you demurred,
and stated that you could not allow
any paper of yours to be sacrificed at
threo,fifths ot its face value, and. now
you etaim tbat 25 cents on its taco
value you accepted. Sir, I CxpecCted
that the $1,000 which you told us Limo
and time agzain wasg my sharo, aonld
have nectted meo at the outside $750,
and now its sold, as you state it d win.
dIed down to 8208.83. 1 can't believo
you thus mean to act in this matter;
but it's left with you. A baso ingrate
to friends always meets his reoward. 1
was your friend, believed your prom
ises, and expect you now, in piros..
perity to make good all you promised
when you depended upon me and
others, expecting and believing that
you are and wero perpetrating a huge
joko about this matter as above, to
test my faith in your premises. Y4jrs
truly, REV. H. H. 1IUNTEJR,
56 Ralcliffe street, Charleston.
We sMbmit two accounts of the Re
publican Printing Company, found in
the State Treasurer's office, whichj
have been paid. This "immigration
report, therein referred to was not
compiled or printed," but the bills
therotor were paid in full. The scheme
originated in the fortile brain of Tjim-1
othyllurley, who,se facoility to concoct
and execute frandulent measures is
sufficiently well kno wn always to so.,
Tho join t resolution w hich appro
priated a quarter of a million of dol
I ars at one swoop contained almost as
few wards as the account itself, and
was rushed through both houses under
the whip of the two clerks, who wore
all powerful at that ,time in silencing
"the friends." It will be observed in
the evidence that the printing comn
pany at this time was composed of
the two clerks, who mada up and cer,
tified to their ownm accounts, which
were always increased by a sufficient1
amount to cover all expenses, includ,
ing bribes and commiissions paid to
State officials an-I members of' tbe
Genr'al Assembly. The act under
which the contract for public print..
Ing was awarded had been passed for
the purpose of allowing the two clot kas
to have full and undisputed control of'
the printing. The "circle of friends"
know themn; they had tried t,bem, and
t,hey were satis fied with "their man
ner of cond.uoting business," the basis
of which was that the "Jton's share of
the spoils" should fall to 'the friends,'
and the remainder find its way to the
uapacious maw of the company. W hile
we condeu&n almost every acot of these
Lwocler'ks, and present themn in thbis
anonviable, Ii Cht4 tho publi, i. ; i
well to remoinbor that they wero but
in reality the subtle tools of corrupt
State officials and equally corrupt le
gislatorm. They sowed indeed and
gleaned. but the others reaped the
VOLUMIA, S. C., Dec. 8, 1878.
Stato Af South Carolina,
To Republican Printing Company, Dr.
. For the compilation and printing bi
the report of immigration, ordeied by
'he General Assembly of the sossion
of 1872- 73, neventy.fivo thousand dol.
Thus account. bears the following
COLUMuIA, S. C., Dec. 8, 1873.
We certify that the within amount
of seventy-fivo thousand dollars ($75,
000) is correct and remains unpaid,.
Clerk of the Senate.
A. 0. JONES,
Clerk of House Representatives.
The following account bears a sims
Republican Printing Company's
Book and Job Office.
COLUMBIA, S. C., Dec. 22, 1872.
State of South Carolina,
To Republicun Printing Co.,J)r.
To amount of deficiency of printing
as per appropritition under "Joint. re
solution to provido for expons(,s of
public vrinting," approved December
21. 1872, $250,000.
LEGRAND BENEICT, President.
For the purpose of contrasting the
era of extravagance and robbery with
that of "Homo Rule," brought about
through the election and inauguration
of Hampton, wo insert a certified
statement of State Treasurer Leaps
hart, showing the cost of public print..
ing for the regular and special sessions
of 1876 and 1677. and leave the figures
to speak foi themselves:
OFFICE OF STATE TREASURER,
Columbia, S. C., Feb. 25, 1878,
Statoments of payments made on
account ptublic printing, regular sos
sion 1876 and special sesion 1877, up
to November 1, 1877:
Amount appropriated $10,000
June 12, paid Republican
Printing (oIpalny 62,000
June I5, paid Jas. Wood
August 1, paid index ac
coun ts 200
Autgust 15. paid Calvo &
August. 17,paid (2 McKinily 741-5,222
Balance on I aml~ Nov 1 1877 841,778
Agains~t this.' babhiance is anm outLsLtnd
ing claim of James W'oodrowv for
piniti ng (of about S I,4C 0.
I vertify that the abovo is acor
reet st.atemnt taken fromt the books
of th~ is ('iec.
S. .1..I~p,. La rr. Stato Tr'zea:surcr.
Y~our I COmlu .ce tind it im possible inI
theoXLf exaination of ai report of z4uchm
length to deCtaUI all the i nstanges of ir,
regulaiie is, peculti ion an i nfamous 1) 11
fraudl <-ornmmitted in the matter of pub
lic pin1ting.' Tbc testimony is full of
rev'oltLinmg det.ils which could only be
furnmishied hy the principuls anid noe
complices ini these nefairious tr'ansac
-tions. TIhe history of the Carol in a
Prjitig C'omipany, the Th.publIicani
Priting Comnpanf? and- their offshioot,s
the Col u mIbiai D):ily UiJon and Chars~
leston Rep)ublican (if the testimony is
to be helieved, and sutrely who can
doubt its truth, corroborated as it is
ini ailI Ceent.ial part.iculars) is sufficien t
inaycourt to consign almost every
per'son connected with them to thePen
itentiary for life. Some of these par,
ties to these crimes are no0w iln prIison
whilst many others, having deserted
their luxurious homes and fr'iends, are
fugutives from justice. skulking
abroad, yet they and all connected
with them iln such atrocious deeds
should feel deeply gratolul that thie
p)eop)le of Sothd Carolina, governed by
w'.ise and( p)rudenlt counsel have at,,
temp)lted, and will attempt, to bring
them to punishment, by duo process of
lawv, inst.ead oft lonig ago rising up in
a storm of'just indignat,ion and wrath,
and sweep)ing them from the face of'
the earth. Perhaps a veil of charity
should, ini some degree, be thrownu
over the po'>r' and ignorant colored
men who have been deceived, misled
and incriminated4 by artful, corrupt
and shameless leaders, but if, in the
exerciso of great gener'osity and for
bearance, these ignorant men shall be
spaired, it should teach them that dis
honest,y andl fraud will surely meet a
'I here is no security for life, per%on
al liberty 01r pr'operty in any govern
ment, e xcep)t in the virtue, intelligence
and honesty of the people. And the
committee think that t his report will
serve in all futur e time as a warning
that fraud and dishonesty, no matter
howv long concealed, some day, like
"murder, will out."
JohN B. COChnAN, Chairman.
.11. A. MEE'rZE,
S. DInLE,On part of Sendte.
J. G. BLUE,
On part of IIouso.
No-rIcE-By authority (romn Judge
T. J. Mackey, the time has been ex
tended 10 days from this date for pers
sons lately engaged in raids on Reve
nue Officers anid the County Jail, to
come forward and give their bonds to
keep the peace and obey the laws.
-J. J. L EWJ8, C, C. P.
April 4th? 1878,
D. F. BRADLEY, Editor.
PICKENS 0. I., S. C.:
Thursday, April 4, 1878.
Hampton at Anderson.
Governor Hampton had a magnifl
cent reception at Anderpon last Wed
nesday, 27th pIt. It is estimated that
eight thousand voters were present to
greet him. He delivered one of the
best speeches of his life, so we are in%
fo-rmed by persons who heard it, and,
as is his custom, captured his whole
audienco, regardloss of color or pro,
vious condition of servitude. His
route from the Capitol to Anderson
was one continual ovation. At every
station, watortank and ' wood pile
along the road the citizens turned out
on masse, and forced a speech from
him before they would let him pass.
After the affair at Apdorson, be went
to Abbevillo, whero anoler grand ro
ccption awaited him. Tho colored
people at this place, we are informed,
outnumbored the whites and woic
more demonstrativo in their feelings
towird "do Gubner," if possible, than
IIis re-election is assured, we think,
without opposition. The Radicals
have long since abandoned all hopes
of defeating the Democratic party,
with Hampton is its standard bearer,
and have concluded to make the best
of circumstances. They will not. put
a ticket in the field for State officers,
but will endeavor to carry the Logis,
lat uro. This is their objoctivo point,
and by endorsing Hampton they hope
to increase their strength on the leg
islativo ticket sufficiently to carry out
their pirposoi. It Independent Dom
ocratic candidates can bo induced to
run in counties where they are in the
minority, they will formi a coalition
with themn, and by gtting oneC or two
candidaites on the ticket they) will, if
successful in this mano uv re, carrny
enough of the lower conuties sol id ly
to givo them the legislative depard
meni of the Governimnt. Let Udg'
o crat.s be watch Iuii, and in chr
see that all Independent D)othtis
are placed w hero they' really bidon g
in the ranks of thet Radioals. ~ If. they
wimll do this andI keepj the ranks of
their party well closedl up' there is no)
danger; but it th ey aro indifrcumt, do
feat, awaits them.
Free Railroad rasses.
The Senate at, the late session of
the Legislature, passed a bill making
it a felony for any Stato offiocr or'
member of the Legislature to receive
a free Railroad pass. The1 bill was
defeated in the IHause. A colored
Rad ical moved to indecfinitly post pone
the bill, and those voting to indefinitly
postpone the bill and thoreby con
tiue to secure to themselves free
Messrs. Aldrich, Alexander, E. S.
Allen, Anderson, Andrews, Austin,
Bates, Boston, Bridges, Bro wn, Byer's,
Cald well, Coleman, Compton, &u m
mings, Curtis, E. II. Dibble, Donald;
Evans, Forrest, Gaither',,Gantt, Gray,
Green, Harper, HIolmos, Hiough, J. B.
IHumbert, R. H. ilumbert, Jones, B.
K. Kinloch, Marce, Massey, Milton,
Morgan, Palmer, Peterson, Redfern,
Reed, Robinson, Rountrec, Rutledge,
Scott, Smith, Watts, Westberry,
Wines, Woodward, Youmans-51.
Thosea voting against the indefinite
postponement of the bill, and in favor'
of its passage are: Messrs. Sheppard,
W. S. Allen, Asbill, Blakenoy, Blue,
ID. F. Bradley, Brico, Bryan, Buidt,
Cain, C on nor, Cooper, Dargan, Davis,
Deal, Samuel Dibble, Eckhard, Edens,
John B. Erwin, FEicken, Guignard,
Hacker, Hall, Hiamer, ilaskell, R. -R
Hemphill, Jeffries, Jennings, J. 23.
Johnson, George Johnstono, Leap..
hart, McKewn, McRlae, Moore, Mul
ler, O'Neill, Parlor, Peake, Potty,
Pope', Rogers, Shand, Simpson, Van,.
diver, Verner and W hito-46.
Matt Evans, the notorious incendi,
ary, who set fire to and burned up
the machine shops of Mr. Chine, of
Greenvilre, a year or two ago, was
sentenced to the Penitentiary for tho
offence for life; but shortly after his
arrival at that institution, made his;
escape. His location, away back in
the back woods of N. C., near the
Virginia line, was ascertained by
Mayor Maulin, of Green' -, an b
at once dispatched Car. Geir, the
Chief of Police for h'? trip wa
successful, and, Matt. now 'ocoupies his
nld nnlU on thei banks of t.hn fnga....
Headquarters of the County Democrat
ic Executive Committee.
PIiCErs C. H., S. (., April 2d, 1818.
Purbuant to the recommendations
made by .tho State Executive Com%
mitteo of the Democratic party of
South Carolina, at a meeting held it
Columbia, the 8th day of F6bro4ry
last, a County Convention of the Do%
mocratio party of Pickens County, Is
hereby called to assemble at tbe
Court House on Saturday, the 4th
day of May next. The Presidents of
the Clubs organized in the last caam
paign are hereby instructed to call a
meeting of their respective .ilubs on
some stated day before the meeting of
the County Convention, for the pur
pose ol reorganizing and the election
of delegates to the said Qounty Con,
vention. Under the provisions of the
5th Article of the Constitution, ad
opted by the Stato Convention In
August, 1870, the County Convention
will be composed of one delegate for
overy chib, and an additional delegate
for every twenty five enrolled mem-"
bors. The duties of the Convention
will be the election of a now county
Executive Committee, which theState
Executive Committeo recomMends
shall consist of the County Chairman
and-tho Presidents of the local clubs;
the modo and manner of nominating
candidates for, County officers or for
delegates to the State and Congres
sional Convention, and such other
business as may properly come under
Let each old club be promptly call,
ed together by its President and re
organized. Let every Democrat, whoo
can possibly do so, turn out at these
meetings. Where it is practicable or
desirable, let new clubs be organised,
who will be entitled to the same re
presentation in the County Conven.
tion as the old clubs. Democrats, the
fato.of South Ca olina and the civiti
zation of the Anglo-saxon rac1 de
pends upon your p)rompt and vigorous
aiction. Let there be no laggardls.
-~ 1R. E'. BOWEN,
Chmirman Ex. Committee.
. UAo:Y, Secretary.
IN vtrIue Outrages. i t
o. 'l -da and gave us the fel,
lowing paiticulars ol ain outrage coMA
mitd on Lis nerann byheveacnue of
fli als. We give the narative in his
own words as near as we -can, wJh
he says he is willing to; b quallded to.
His otaement is as follows:
* "I live with Mr. Josiah Cbapman,
and on Wednesday, March 26th, tbra
Revenue officials came to Mr. Chap,.
man's house. I 'knew only oneg
them-vr. Gary. They ,a*ked me
wbere Mr. Chapman was, and I re.,
plied thaM b bad gone to Walballa
They said 'You ae a ,amnoi R(a)
j*rked sne out of the door and'stubok
.me on the head with the buvttoa gun,
which knocked me dow'n. They p
carried me to a still houso--the' iip
had been carried away-and tried to
make me tell where the still 4rasPI
told them I didn't know. They then
put me in a 'Bex stand#' which, at that
time had na"utter in It, and one of
them commenced pouring water. on ~
my bead from a gourd. When one
of'the party said: 'That is not punish
ing him esough.' They then topk me
out, filled the stand about half full of
water, caught,me by the heels- and
plunged me, head foremost into it,
and held me there till I knew nothing.
They then pulled me out, and when I
came to my senses I was lying on the
ground. Mr. Gary said: 'Never mind -
we can find the still anyhow.' Anot
or one of the party sakid: '1e has been
punished enough. If he knew any
thing he would tell us;' but they jopked
me outside of the sti.l house, threw
me into a branch, which was close by,
jumped on me and stamped me with
their feet, bruising and hurtiog mo
They had no warrant whateve' for
this colored man, nor was he,- so far"
as our information extends, even ac,
cused of having anything to do 'with
illioit distilling. This is only one '.i
many instances where inotlensive cit
izens of this CountV have been out.
rageouulv abused by these Revenro
officials, and as we collect the facts i
other oases we will give thoem to the
We went to Greenville Iast Sat.uar
day, shopping, and found the queeni
city all bustle and busines.e. Dr. G.
L. Glazener, the livest drug man in
the city, was "as happy as~ a big sun
flower," and aanxious to see all his. oi
Piekerm friends. Spoights was nd
est. We sulppose he thought wo wero
Redmond, and ho went skirmish)inig on
LIle ont skirts of the cjty for }oal.
The manebine- of the Speights' DaIily
NcowspaIper was in operation, hOwever,
and it turns out the best litLe daihl
mn the stale; but we do not see how It
could be,othlerwise, for it is published
at the Greenville Hotel, whero the
edit.ors dnd employees are the best fed
men in the State, Hlurrah) for
Speights ! We hope ho wTill be elee,
ted t, the Legislaturo.
Ha:nyton and Homne 'Rule!
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