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Wednesdny M1orilloig, April 50 187. t
Major Lewis M1errill, so well
konfr iscnuti80,1Carolinas and Louisianat, will n1owt
have full Opportunity to vindiento
his character from the serious implu-1
tations cast upon it. A conunittee
of congress will soon look closely
into his doings, andi wo doubt not
many things that hie never dreamned
,would over see light will be broughlt
out. The conduct of Major Merrill
in this state was at disgnaco to t he
uniform of the army, his whole
courso being actuated by motives of
the basest chanater, strongest t
among which seemed to be the love t
of money. Should the Committee
des-iro more testimony than now
stands of record, at host of trust
ohy inse il ofudi outh Carolina, to testify to acts
upon his part which, before any im
partial military court, would result ic
The result of the connittee's in
guiry will be awaited with interest,
and will doubtless contain mansy
matters of which the general public
are now clitiely ignAoralitt.
Already the papotrs are calculating
the chanices of the two opposing
parties in the comigt pllresidential
election. The New York /erril
has made out ar le, whieb giveM to
the deiog catts htaite Isof Alabano,
Ar:lolsi, Solorado, C alifor niai
monnectiet, Delaware, Ga ogia
Indina, f rentucy, ouisiana, try
land, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada
Now JetCrosey, North Carolina, (a
gonli Tennsset Texascl, iini andit
Wol es lss ,Tea; VirginiaadWsii tia--making at total of
172 electondl vltes. To ldth repub
lic ans the estimato concedes theI
atates of Florida, Illinois, Iow.
Kanlsasl, Ma-rine, Mtssaelmsettsi,
Minlelsoutt, Neleraska, Now t npil
Island, Soutih theoginVermon publi
elctraoteso Nw Yor roblis lef
ourtadf bthe lits i.re wole~ num
the munbierM ofeer to a chic isi
185. I ill ble soeeni p hrefore ifrom
Nlecton.rk--0 Nhirot v-l-l n ui'r.d
wha iidecIide . thi e icts.Thisg ~t
(staiite" say the //erla/-si heref,(Iore~a
conte, ande ~ if eier at,y faiisi toi
17ele its ralnddat withe rvew t
h cis stliengtiiNew York iiltst lill
prolem o bh solvd, blioih atwCin
inati and St. L'iuis. is, Whalmt Ind
Nie York."erskNo I it
isAiit Suon (Adou armont nti
Thse esiono h legiiaiii ilature~
enetoa vwexpected end on iNlf
dutay lat i. ous heiously
herpted eea oes ito the senat.
-esolutione'iia'' t~o a hinede 1n
thaotfdy.1 Toti ,itthe resluio wsoun
rettlured li I to ihousetwhichio
Thie suddenniss ihof othle prceedIing ji
walc'is o courset unut ui hi. '.i'erw ts
alws aetin mNeun Yof businill
in at fhae ofrtitlent i ofhills
rlaebitis he btak ( etlC o., on whyich
tolie toaptill~ theyeare agaulin . sent
toi Cohnnb'lheia o som hrevioplc
m.uoey. 15 But1 thi tithe sesin
enmolll1 to a enuino colase a~nd the'
dhiigtd. hus cul do~di~i~ ii ntin
bu iIt eter a proest on1, it jounal
aend om e hIoutweve irrulari
theproceeing oxin~ tholi sena prwich.
riexf tourse enmit ilst. The
sesionas a mosaii tittttt inorintely
long one. 5hand(i rt hea o oebllng
wesometii schemf forns seding hel
pheopleris moneney migta rorh
aenc1t'e reunf gt thei ries and
thboseifeii repu llienn's wo hiavke
bjectiof theislaitur in taking41
('11( o iet remcessi bcomels' more than
v)1 er i1paren t o it actinof
tie prntie.i Ti he reliae hite
bonvent itonwa tin session ftrmii
ande oirfiig any of the lilators~;
wref membs.the ree stases on
the railroaS fs wod ieomnortly
fors upo a pina adjrunme, inde
thoe reeswaspu takcns ao such a
aer t. Finin t 1 lit. t d
ihd perhaps ctonscious of tho (is
zulst of tho peopie over the already
3xcessive length of the sossiob, the
najority in tho sonnto thouight it
)Ht to clbileh1 the action of the
souse, that evorybody, mioemberr,
obbyists, "snatces" andc all, mlighit
>cat a ilisty retreat for home.
Really, this proceoeding of the
1ento strikes its as the best thing
,hat, has been done in the legislature
oinee its session began. It will be0
nIre generally approved than ainy
>f its numnerous e~nactmernts. The
'snatchCos" are said to be ii)lignatntii
)ver the action of the seunat e, but.
,hey must he without consolattion.
ts they ar1(e without iy. 'he lutd
lest cool (1o11 ats goon 11s possible,
slnd look about for an honest liv
A Comploto Somerset.
'J'htt wait strange seceno enacted
n the republican state comvention
tist previous to its adljour11nm1en..
rodge 1t. 13. Carpenter, the spokes
!Man of the Pat terson cliqu1e, uinder
he pretext of seconding a nom1ina
ion, mad11(1e a very :sovere speech
1pon the sllbject of (.overnor
harging himt with it be t.niyal of his
>arty, and with at failure to inistilitte
ny11 real reform. The go vernoI
eplied in at speech of som1) length,
a which, it is but justice to himt to
ay,h completely ronted the
loughty warrior who hadl donned
is arlnior in behalf of Piatterso II,
?.Iliott, Bowen and their followers.
L'he strangeness of this scene is
triking when we reneiiber that
lued"e (Cm-penter was the ".Union
zeformi" catndicat 1 for goven11or inl
.8i0, and upon the st11mp he 114st
severely mlsed Scott and his
m11port ers--amiong t hem C(haml
m rItini. '.'lat the 1re(sent gover4n(rI
s ill (:very parti(nhu' the supiierior
>f Scott, andl( that his adn1iinistration
a ia vast improvement (i any since
'ee(1mstru14c1tion1, every fitir minded
mmt1 nm11st. admtit. Yt U Judge 'air
>enter, the manl1 who was Illled with
loly horror it the dloiigs of Scit l
1141 his (minu4 jions in knavery, no11w
I1par4 ias the nn u)tihiece, if not
he1( adlvoente, of a (crew11 of cor
uph1t 1inists not a wit, less dlletr1
11S to Sout Ii Carolina t1han1 wel
deott and his ring. Wlhatcve(r
ain ed fr om11 the hones4't pep lie o
lie state, lhe itmist noet lbe anlywise
u1rprlised if lhe hoses it allI, ini conI
seopienuce of the411 aliance lie laos made14
wi1th the .ttero er8411(Tw1. But 1
whaut, does the Judi~ge wanti1 ? Does
14 aspire to 110 the4 e ulidate for1
o1 vernor), <m the plat1 form11 wh ichl
Ild on(1 "li'1ve' years8 of goodl4 sie-il
n~g ini Sout Car X&olina"1' ? If t his he'
1h4 Judltge's viewl, we0 irust 1he wi'
reirelim tol 4 whip hh in ,iiil hi..
arty1 1 s41 b101ly, t hat 114n1IAt Jolm
woulId conch ide thlat hi1 s Iinaniciail
1I2al1u1e 1had made414 a un14St serious11
11i8taked. If would lbe refrhin i g
.4 hear Ilt Juidge (1n the( simup111.
1fler s1 hlen all intlerval of silcc
m1 his part. The 1polit ical sIner.1 41
e4ts he has 1 performe11ad sinc1e 1 87(
have n 1o1d1ubt 111ad14 lhim mor14 agile
leene lif c.pa14 irsonian prnc plu a1s4
Im) id of tho~se oIf 4Itform in thn.
lii ampign in w.'hich he a4cted ( thew
Theb Doad Mi!onairo.
The dea2th oIf A. 'T. Stewart, 1114
w idely k~nown' ilioair4 of014 NewI.'
Yorkh, naut~tii 1rall caills for11t h can1ionen i
\. Stewa~rt dloubtls 148 olssessed4
11pon1 ve'ry 8111al1 means11. he If inally
biecta oe4( of theJ4 wealt4hit mfn
11in1 tht world- eii(fhis poprt ingt
laighty miiln of de lr. The 111
eauses o~i~l fo r uces werte b'1estv,~l
enrgyt and lhrewnel ss,18 a comied
witlh i degreeof gt~od luIk tha fewil4 r
bwther mn hav1 e eve enjoy1edi. TheS.
bes thatl ca lie sa4id4(l pr of him i is
ofi ct jus,('1 t1l i to a h ll 1(1n---not.
lore (tigl hisef -if is as tlhei
wihe th tli retyird thatle ound~ai
ofs fleh in saisti (1(n1' of r a i debtort
bond, andlit he kniofe, asit passedv
ti:let ns d a- lite blood1 to14. haldw,
he aonisod himse1lf- o 1( - tifndeed, hin
heart felct any needI 1if~ consolation
withth th ('lSoght thirty-hewas dOing
lie / A~o~Is ilcreditor ir. fonwart
Aemaning oe hund~lirdOcents of
l's haritiesfo we~ reeibut always
anoter4 11l ocaio, thirty-eventt that
lhos1ffer 11ersi anIihe famrine.o
the acts themselves. As a citizen, if
Mr. Stewart doutbtfesa did much 1
for the commuhity in which he i
movAed, but coupled With every im- 1
provomont he male, was sone r
profit., or promise of profit, to him
self. Altogether, "lie was not a man
that inspired affection. The cold and .
sterni, though infliexibly just, traits
of his character, Which helped to
make him rich, also lado hini
ferold anui disliked." The death of
such ia mn1:1 is no loss to the country.
The inihuenc ho wieldied, watst
1CCe(ss1rily lil:ited, and that in
ltlh'e, though inl the pnain good, t
was by no inoai~i elev\atin~g. The
love of gain al ways ulp)p)erUost in
his worth; said actions, it was by
1no mreans1 hard'c to discern this as8
the ruling iincil)e) of his nature.
H1e hadl, indeedl, maney admtirors,
butt they vero largely of that class
whos aftecti.ls tire iniost easily!
stirred for one( wi10 has lblundlance of I
ininei'y Itd it: all'oi 1palning power.
Hlis n.ttno will always beu remlember
ed ass that of on wito Sot ia golden,
example of hont~lty and energy, but
when the worl woiuld seHuk for one
to hold ot. a1s on example of the
gentler. higher, purer virtuos, his
name Will be enti rely forgotten
atild the host of tlhosi'o who, with
less, inicomiIp.a':l1b'y less icials, have
don(' ineculparb.i)ly moreiC for stiller
ing, Lauw:oity. Thie great. mlil
lionaire left no clhiliren, ani it is
as vet unknt wni what, disposition he
lado of Isis we:alt.h. Doubtless
ho left at large portion to be de
voted to benevolent lthoirposes, and
doubtless (vr'ty nllt unwnt h heH
11111s ared I t) to hilnst':f will beI
forever st:1unped inl bold cliracters,
with the plintn' of Alex~uie~r 1Turn1ev
Stewt1't-tha1 s 1111 it (iin1 I genllrtins1.4,
'blivi ,us of his shot ' tnt.inigs when
le live. m suni s"r1:;w staln suffering,
Maylin' be h'"1111t i m tl for the extenl
Sive hrities his hlibirs 1t'iacuilpish..
(ed after his hIn"rde l weal th could
avail h1 pim thinll .
.. -"-eve y.-..
'Tie sriii igen'tcy of the timiues, ill
ptrec:len teld in t he t'e'xlpenice, even
of this r.'PrI*w( ge' e rps at io': n ttL, 'alls
for the plract ice of anl economyl} pr1o
pioiwd111 tol it.. We are wetll awa'1re
that this is :a subject ('lcntinulally
1lw Itd 1lupo'n by e tlain wisiOtinere,
whoittl thin tisr the, knowede tnd
endu ith 1:110 : them-whil ats tho
i~an 1 Ibue, tIc : it s tiuth, ondly a
14' t ~tru priciple n w1'h ih itA is.'ased
litood. Athc tis 'hLti.Oine, :uhowd h
d'whh we1t1 Iot' it' 1, idiiduNr Is
hem'.~ isi of' fai hs-or a's citizensgu. h
4lush Iti~l i .me of etroleu a/nd shod1(
dy,"tt'Ii w ieb engedere al~i~t th orh
'a-''sp iri ofI reeldesniss ex4.travaganclile
at'l wildiexpedit ure, shave~u l innlut.)
isl tle e~ir 'nak.u.n's'o
the lSouth,5 ait' i, tiool,lhen ite
ulh~i laisla'te151s of eat. / e //owtie
wasl'1 111 yetii lig agint neb~oitt
dsmiv. hasdut t11, becmenitl suhnl
richI 111 has p 'lrladIt ilaly 111 1114. tlase
ofill sit~ y, an. as a ciosequencet
(thu' aniliin~t siupulues as toht
was and mean hasl(~ beten'i pericepiilti
b11v dullet'. .1~l-tnomy asil ay means
lCoflacu ing)'lll for t lune, hasl becll
idlcided'ly (hi unasinable, h'nPits quiet.
leverishC pto 'ulof't tpeubt(ion 1'mta
ios h rlingl divinity~ o. til e ageijtc,
hut thers OCurchl and pro atio, and
rom, diredtitig id attefltion df out
eople, to earhost reflection upon
b ; .convincdc ' that is ecolipfy,.
ased upoh indulstry, the "nd
[nid of honesty, *ill be foun) the
urost remedy for many of the #vils
nider which tho vhole -land ilt now
roaning and travailing.
The Columbia - Eleotldn.
There are some wholesome lessons
o he drawn from the recent election
n Columbia. There . were three
,ickets in the field, headed respec
ively by Stanley, Agnew and Ensor.
L'hero was, indeed, one with Dr.
leiger as its leader, but it had no
trength from the start. Ensor
daimed to be the regular republican
mmine-a claim disputed by Ag
low and his supporters. Capt.
taniley was nominated on a "Citi
oins' " ticket, upon which there were
ho names of several prominent
olored republicans-among them
[ieury E. Ilayne, the present secre
ary of state. Politics appeared not
> have eitored imuch into the' con
est, and nearly everybody seemed
prompted by a desire to sacrifice
)olitical preferences to the good of
Ie city. The election was expected
1o hboquito closo, and each side labored
lard for the asendoney at the polls.
Chio result has already been stated
4-now was elected by a small ma
ority over Stanley. It is asserted
that democrats, to a number far
larger than was necessary to turn
the contest in favor of Stanley,
emitted to, vote.: The position of
the city dailies. the Rg/istcr and the
Uion-//erald, w5 sonewhat rc
mark0able. Tie latter, though always
Li outspoken republie:m journial,
copu01)diltod the different republican
nminations, and advocated the Citi
ions' ticket. The former, on the
)tler hand, persistently eschewed
the subject of tho- election till within
it few dayC of the time for voting,
when it disc-;sedt the respective
merits of the different candidater,
but' seemed to occupy decidedly
neutral ghoufnd. In the local
column111 there was an occasional re
mark that would lea'd to tho conclu
sion that' the Stanley ticket was the
/eyi(Ider'1 choie:, but the position
of the paper was decidedly that of
neutrality. The dileminA c'f our
worthy -ontinporary ivas doubtless
a einharrassinlg one." It has from
its first isia advocated a "straight
out" course 'on all occasions, and ham
sliar-ply ci'itieIsed aill hlolding ii
different view-not omitting to com.
men . in strong terms upon the actioii
(of the (onservative convention of 1874
ill annoniiig as thle platfrm of thc
party honesty and economy' in thec
state goverinent. It would doubt
less have becen ditlicul t for th<(
I/ti'fer, having taken such ai pos5i
tioni, to advocato ai tieti in whiel]
thle "straighlt out' plrinceipls it head
enunfciaLted wvere very wisely ig
nloreil. This must account for' th(
/kgiter's lukewarmuness in a con
test thani wich none1 waIs ever muor
frauigh t with importance to thl<
pieop)le of Co 'lumiai~i. We have nc
doubt that the paper could havt
wie1led ai p)owerfuil influncile upo)0n
that ver~y clairs of voters whom <
oisi~on to vote caiseRd the defeal
of Stanlev and mlost of his board 01
ulldrermn. Thme .ThgiStr is an ex
re'llnt newvspaper. Its ed 'it oriahl
are' always wvell written, lively. ands
teindib le, whiile thme locail depa~rtme(n i
is unde11r the .manllageument of a gen
tIlemn who has shown rare talen i
.n his line. WXith a large circ'ulatior
amaong the int Ielligent ('lasses inl Co
hunia~l, it c'ould~ surely have dlon<
onjieh to furithler tihe cause of th<
peopile, and possibly, nay, vyru
proibably, have~i t.uirned the elctior
ini favor of Stanlhey. But pierhapi
weC are mistakeni.
Thie lessons to be learnt from thu
dlefealt of Staniley bly a very smal
majority aire-that therec is nod mor<?
dan geronas practice than that of re
mnainiung away froma the poll1s on th<i
OCcasiionl of anl impoxrtant election
that whero polities is left out of t1b
con)1test, it is thle (duty of all to us<
their influene for that set (of candci
dates( w~hoso election is most. caleu
I ite~d to) pr()1ote thme lpublie good
and that. thiere shouild in every Snl
(cointest he0 such ani orgaiz/ation o
thei good peoplpe of the 'ommunluity
as thut not4 a single v'ote may1) he lort
At ai towni meeting in New Eng'
limd, re'centfly, anl old farmer spok
stronigly augainst~ making a large ap
priaitionl for the schlools, s'ayiray
that eldcation doeis niot muake a per
sonl 1ho1est, but rather tended t<
dlishoinesty, citing Wl~inllow, Babi
(ock, Blknlap, OrvilGrant and (len
Sehenuek as illustraitionis of the evi
effe1ct s of liberal education.
Thiere is all ancient maiden lada
of eighty two, living ill Taunton,
Mass., who has never seen a train o
('ars, dresses0 inl Contiinntatl fashion
burns tallow (dips, alnd has not-eamllet
oin her neighbor for five years.
The Newt Hampshire temperancE
revival is assimg vast p~roport'ions
''elve thouisand persons~ hlave sign.
edl the pledge since the movement
An editor received tite following i G
"Dear sir--havo looked 'otefully --
nhl )ttiently aier your pap r for y
1 li bnths foi- dncdeath* of ; A o
i vidualI waf a quainted with,
bit as yet not a single soul I care O
alltthing, about has dropped off : "
you Will please to 'have, hy game J
The following sentence from Geo.. w
William Curtis, editor of IHarper's E
JWeekly, has a pingent flavor:
"Fine professions of reform ith W
candidates who tre themselves con
stituent part, of the thing to be re
formed, will not carry the country."
"Senator Morton has handled his --
bloody fag so much with his dirty F'
hands," says an exchange, "that its .
hue of blood il about to be obscur -
od by that of dirt." Yes ; of his W
shirts it is now difficult to say which
is the dirtier, the one he waves or
the one he wears.-Courier.Journ at.
The country shopkeeper said:
"Here, iy friend, those balls of
butter I bought of you last week 1
all proved to be just three ounces
short of a pound." And the farmer
innocently answored: "Well, Idon't
see how that could be. for I used one l
of your poud bars of soap for a .
The supreme court of Georgia
have unanimously decided that the
head of a family can waivo, both
for himself and his fan,ily, the
right to a homestead, thus enabling
people to create a valid lien on the
'full value of their property.
T '. R. ROHD E;ltR44)..
F)Fl:E IN RI".\!! OF l11t:T IllOUS
WIS.V S/so/O. / fS. C.
Q> All husines's -tiut tited to hi in wig
receive prompt alieniten.
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