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VOLLME XI.-NUMBER 1774.
CHARLESTON, FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER I, 1871.
THE BANDITS OF THE RUG.
"sorra" CAROLINA PERFECTLY BANK
Financial Chaos-Clamor for P?y-Not
a Dollar In the Treasury-Action of
[SrSCIAL rSLHURAU TO THK Nxws.]
COLUMBIA, November 9.
The financial situation ia unchanged, but any
.Change must be for the Better. The State Is
perfectly bankrupt, and a draft of one dollar
on the State treasury to-day was dishonored.
Judges, school teachers and other State ap
point?es are clamoring ior payment, and sell?
ing their warrants at ten and fifteen per cent,
The wore?feature of the situation Is the ab?
sence of financial officers of the 6 tate and the
studious suppression o? tacts by those who re?
Tlfe largest taxpayers auch the leading
bankers ot this city are wholly ignorant of the
condition of the State finances, and the secu?
rities of the State are offered at ridiculously
low figures, with no takers. The Interest
on the State bonds, due October 1st, has not
yet been paid, and the bankers ot this city, at
their meeting to-day, agreed to have no
further dealings in State securities. It is
??stated on the highest authority that the name
.of Henry Clews, of New York, appears on
Kim pion's bond only as a witness, and not as
a bondsman. B. W. T.
A SUN REPORTER AMONG THE SOUTH]
CAROLINA BIRDS OS PREY.
Has there been a $16,000,000 Theft
An Interesting Interview with
Sore-headed Vulture-The Hon. T
Huxley and hts Great Scheme - A
Schancc for risk. ?
The New York Sun is now endeavoring to
throw some light upon the alleged fraudulent j
issue of South Carolina bonds. It comes to
the conclusion that lae rumored defalcation is ;
only the beginning of a little cut-throat game
between the carpet-b aggers and Wail street.
The Son, of Monday, says:
As early as last Tuesday a startling rumor
reached tue ears of certain citizens of South
Carolina temporarily residing here. It was
that important disclosures were about to be
made concerning the financial condition of I
their State. There are about two hundred ol J
these gentlemen in New York, refugees from
yellow fever, Grant's martial law and the'
plundering carpet-baggers; and when the re?
port reached the ears of one lt was as quickly
communicated to another-so that within a
lew hours every South Carolinian here knew
the dreadful news. They had learned that an
examination of the books of H. H. Klmpton,
the financial agent of South Carolina, Dy a
committee appointed by the Legislature for
that purpose, had discovered that a frauduleu:
Issue of bonds of the 8tate had been made,
amounting to the enormous som of $16,000,000,
WHAT WAS ALMOST LNCRHDIBLK.
That Klmpton had borrowed money right
ai* lea and distributed bonds of the State ss
ccmateral at a very low figure, every one knew; I
but that be and his clique ot corrupt tcoun-1 :
dr?lsin the State Government could have em-11
bezzled $16,000,000 without having the fact
r. .sooner brought to light, was a little too tough
a story to believe. And so a-Sun reporter told
the sen tie man who waited upon him with the ,.
asi ou nd lng Information. While it ls almost in-1
credible ?nat so large a sum of money could
be stolen, there ls yet abundant reason to sua
Sect that the finances of the State are ia s
opelessly muddied condition. .
A TALI STUDENT LS LUCE.
Mr. H. H. Klmpton, the financial agent
against whom this terrible charge of embez?
zlement ls brought by prominent South Caro?
linians, ia a banker, or rather claims to be, at I
No. 9 Nassau street He ls a young man. and I
until bis connection with South Carolina fiuao-11
ces was utterly unknown la the banking world
-la laot, was not la Wail street at all. The
history tl his connection with that State ls ?
' amusing, and at the same time Instructive. It | J
seems that at the time ot the election of Cham
berlai ? as attorney-general in 1868, Klmpton
was a briefless lawyer, struggling for a ll veli- .
hood. He and Chamberlain nad been class-11
mates at Yale: sod when be read of his old I '
?chum's good luck In South Carolina, he at |1
^Dce started, carpet-bag la band, la quest, of
spoils. Kimptoa brought up In Columbia, and
of course was clasped in Chamberlain's anus.
The; talked ot their Alma Mater, their hazing
days, and finally Kimptoa hinted at business.
He stayed there two or threejroeks, became
Intimate with Governor Scott, and Parker, sad
Neagle, af id omne genus, and finally started J.
for New I'orfc with $1,000,900 South Carolina | j
bonds lo,his carpet-bag and the appointment
?$ STATE FINANCIAL AGENT
this breast pocket All this without having
rea one dollar security ! The State had no 11
nd that the new agent would perform bis | \
duty honestly, and millions upon millions have
jjMaed through his hands without even the
iBHow of a surety. Klmpton opened a ma?
'xflseent office, and at once thrust his bonds
upon the market and remitted such of the
proceeds as he saw flt to Treasurer Parker la
Columbia. It ls needles? to follow the agent I .
, down through all bis negotiations. Suffice lt1 1
to say that In three years he has made over
one million dollars out of his position. Last
winter Governor Scott and his agent of finance -
had a row. Scott wanted to put him out.
Klmattra twirled his thumb and ringers at the -
end8Fhis nose and dared him todo it The j
> Cover nor did cot put him out
Then the Legislature, being at loggerheads
with Scott, thought they saw in this evidence
that Scott did cot dare eject the agent A
committee was promptly appointed to Inspect
A HIOB OLD COMMITTEE.
Tbe character of this committee caa be
judged from the fact that Denni? was appoint?
ed lus chairman, and Hurley, Gardner and
others 'members. Jhe committee came here
on the 10th of September, and have been la I J
the city ever since, drawing six dollars a day 11
each and expenses, which are not light. The
members live sumptuously la Twenty-fourth
street, ia a furnished house provided by
Klmpton, the maa whose account' they aie
to examine. The committee ls au aded ia an t
official capacity by Mr. Green, the jergeaut-at- 1
arms of the South Carolina Sena'e, a very re- ?
spectacle colored gentleman who looks asham?
ed of his company. Their deliberations are I
carried on ia the baaklag house ot Mr. Kimp?
Wheo" he learned of these reported discov?
eries, the sun reporter, koo wing so ?ell the
character bf the reported discoveries, knew
right weU there was a negro ia the leuce
somewhere; that Dennis, the lu ml tor* man,
and mea of that ilk would never unearth BO \
stupendous a fraud while Klmpton possessed
a dollar la the world to secure silence. He
thought at once that this committee of ex itoi
natlon had circulated the rumor to ere? te a
paolo io the bonds, ruo them down to al nost
nothing, theo jump la and buy all they c ould
lay their bands on, alter which they would
Eubilsh their vindication of Klmpton tatt the
tate credit and when the bonds reco'ered
reap a rich reward. ...
THE GOVERNOR OF SOUTH CAROLINA
However, tue first maa to see about t was
Governor Scott. The reporter weat to t ie St.
James Hotel, took a card and wrote:
1 waut to see you particularly. :
Word was sent back that the Governor was
in sod could not be seeo. This was either
true or it was evidence that the Governor is in
the conspiracy with Dennis and others to de?
preciate the credit of the State. The reporter
next visited the elegant banking house of H.
H. Krmpton. It ls oa the first floor, over-the
bank of Duncan, Sherman & Co. The report?
er approached the tall nrm of Mr. Green in
..Good morning. Mr. Green. Are your com?
mittee In session ?
Mr. Green (looking down, appareutly very
much ashamed.) They are, i a there, sir. I doa't
kaow whether they are doing aay business or
The reporter opeued the door and walked
ia. He saw Dennis, of furniture fame,
sittlag at a ?r ree a covered table talking to a
THE VT.grr BECOMING INTERESTING.
"Good moralag, Mr. Deoais, how are you ?"
said the Sua reporter. Dennis, the furaiture
maa, looked up. He kaew the reporter.
..it isaoaeof yourd- busiaesshow ( am,"
"Ah!" said the reporter, "you are polite, sir,
"By G-di I have a great miad to kick you
down stairs." said Mr. Dennis.
M Ah!" said the reporter, and he quickly let
bis hand drop on a trusty friend in his over?
"If I ever catch you ia South Carollaa Til
kick you. from Columbia into the sea," con?
Reporter (keeping his temper.) Now is your
time, Mr. Dennis. You may not have so good
a chance again.
Mr? Dennis. If you ever come to South Ca?
rollaa agaia you'll never leave lt alire.
Reporter (quietly.r Now is your time. ?Ir.
Dennis. At this Mr. Decals made a move
seemiagly to rise from the table.
THE VC LT ORE TAKES WING.
"Click, click," came from the reporter's
overcoat pocket. Mr. D?caiss?t down again.
This terminated the interview with Deo Dis.
This took place ia aa ante-chamber. Ia aa
lacer room around a large tabie sat General
F. J. Moses, Jr., Comptroller Neagle, Mr. H.
H. Kimpton, Mr. Gardner, ind Jae or two
lesser lights. At a window ueanbe door sat
Boweo, the bigamist, and a fneidV General
Grant, and the Right Boa. TUnothy Hurley.
They were engaged !a earnest conversation
As the reporter entered the room Mr. Hurley
arose and greeted him cordially.
"Why, -, how do you. do ? I'm d- glad
to see you."
Reporter. Look here, Tim, (the reporter
always calla Mr. Hurley "Tim" for short.) I
want to see you a moment. Come out with
"Certainly," and Mr. Hurley and the report?
er departed from the rest of the vultures.
THE HON. TIMOTHT HURLEY
was formerly a jockey la the employ bf Ten
Broeck, the English-American turfman. He
rode Prior and Prioress lc their famous races
ia England. He also rode lor General John
C. Breckenridge la Kentucky before the war.
Ha is a little, wiry, nervous fellow, and is as
sharp as llgbtolcg. He loog ago gave ap the
race course, and at the ead of the war weet to
South Carolina, and in a year or so turned up
In the Legislature. Tim is a scamp-a great
Bcamp-but the nonchalance with which he
admits the fact, and the vein of humor In
which he descants upon his doings aod those
of bis confederates, serve rather to make one
admire him. He has made a fortune, variously
estimated at from $100,000 to $500,000, and ls
lavesilag it ia real estate la South Carollaa.
Tim says that he doesn't are what people say
about him or his gain:!. If they abuse him, he
slaps his hand oa his pocket, gives a pro?
digious wink, and says nothing.
A REMARKABLE INTERVIEW.
Oa Hie sidewalk the conversation was as fol?
Reporter. Look here. Tim, I've heard that
rou people have discovered aa awful defalca?
tion in Klmptoa's accouats.
Mr. Hurley. ' Well, aow, that's a d
pretty thing to Bay to me, a member of this
?xamlolng committee. Do you think, sir,
that a member of that committee could divulge
:he secrets of their deliberations ? [Here Mr.
Hurley gave a tremendous wink.]
Reporter. Well, but, Tim, I want to Had
>ut toe truth. They say there ls aa o ver?
saue of bonds to the amount ol $1 ii,ooo,wo.
Mr. Hurley ( sa "ly. ) Yea, I kaow they say
Reporter. Well, but ls lt true ?
Mr. Hurley. Well, cow, that's a d- pret
;y question to ask me, a member ot this in?
vestigating committee. Look here. Til tell
rou one thing. If I had $100,000 ready money
I'd make a million in three weeks.
Reporter. How ?
Mr. Harley. Oh !-and Mr. Hurley winked
mother mighty wick.
Reporter. Well, but how would you do it ?
THE SOUTH CAROLINA HUGUENOTS.
Mr. Harley. Oh, I'd make lt. You don't
suppose we Huguenots come up here for noth
,u?, do you ?
Reporter. Huguenots-what do you mean,
Mr. Hutley. Huguenots-why, oppressed
?arpet-baggera, driven out of their State by
>be murderous Ku-Klux. [Stupendous wink. ]
Reporter. Who are these Huguenots. Tim ?
Mr. Hurley. Why. there's Scott aod Parker
tad old Dennis and Bowen and myself could
30t live down there, slr. Had to come up here
tad bring our horses, and stay all the fall.
Reporter. But, Tim, how do you want to
nake all this money ?
Mr. Hurley ( confident lally, i Look here, do
rou kaow Jim Fisk?
Mr. Hurley. Do you kaerw Stokes ? 1
Mr. Hurley. Well, I've seea Stokes, aod I
.timk he'll'do what I waaf; but if he don't I
ivaat to.be Introduced to Jim Fisk.
Reporter. ^What lor?
Mr. Hurley. Well, I want $100,000. If either
>oe of 'em, Fisk or Stokes, will put up that
.mount, I'll show 'em something ta writlag
hat will enable us to divide a milli on ia three
THE INNOCENT REPORTER.
Reporter. What oa ?
Mr. Hurley. South Carolina bonds.
Reporter (Innocently). But they're going .
Mr. Hurley (with a look of astonishment.)
iVnat a d-fool you are.
?Reporter. But, look here, Tim, if you are
villlug to show Fisk and Stokes the writlag
rou speak of, why can't you show lt to me?
Mr. Hurley. Ah, well.now, look here; do
rou take me for aa ass? You're a newspaper
aaa, and I doa't believe you've got a d- cent,
et alone $100,000. It takes $100,000 to see
ivhat I've got to shaw.
Reporter. Thea you are trying to put up a
ob to make some money out ot the Inf?rma?
lo n you get as a member of the investigating
Mr. Hurley. We Huguenots didn't flee from
>ur adopted country for nothing.
Reporter. I see. Bat look here, Tim, who
started the report that your committee had
llscovered a huge defalcation ?
Mr. Hurley. Doa't kaow. Maybe lt was
Dennis. He's always doing some a-d silly
.tiing. What aa ass he made of himself about
.hat furutture, didn't he ?
Reporter. Yes;' but what effect will the
rumor have upon the bonds ?
Mr. Hurley (with a wick that begaa at the
op of his left ear aod terminated at his collar
luttoc.) I am very much afraid they'll be de?
Reporter. That will injure the credit of the
?tate, wou't it?
Mr. Hurley. Yes, aod that will nearly kill
ns Huguenots. The credit o? the State is as
lear to us aa
GOVERNOR SCOTT'S WORD AND HONOR
are to bim'.
Reporter. That's very proper.
Mr. Hurley. Yes, ot course. We Hugue?
nots are very proud.
Reporter. How Boon will your commute be
through with Its work ?
Mr. Hurley. How soon will you get me aa
lattoducttoa to Jim Fisk ?
Reporter. Aay time.
Mr. Harley. Well, do that, aod thea may be
[ caa tell yoa when we will finish up.
Mr. Hurley. That's it exactly.
Reporter. Good day, Tim.
Mr. Hurley. Good day, -. Attecd to
that, will. you ? and with this the Interview
The 8outh Caroliolaas oeed cot b tann?
ed. The rumor of a $18,000,000 defalcation ls
only the beginning of a little game of cut?
throat between the carpet-baggers and the
mea of Wall street.
-A premature blast at Dover, N. J., blew
off the band of one man and broke the legs of
TEE STOLEN MILLIONS.
A BATCH OF DAMAGING DISCLOSURES.
The Reconatructors ot 9oath Carolina
Convicted Oat of Their Own Mouths
-Interviews with and Reports from
Interested Officials and citizen*-The
State Apparently at the Mercy of Irre- |
sponstble and Unscrupulous Agents.
[From the New Tort World, of Tuesday.;
Very early yesterday morning, before the
usual hour for Journalists to be at their desk,
this office was visited by General John B. Den- j
nis, a gentleman of urbane and decidedly ?
Northern appearance, but at present a resi?
dent ot South Carolina, a member of the
Legislature thereof, and chairman of the Joint
special investigating committee, appointed at
its last session to inquire into and report
upon the financial condition ol the State, and
also fraudulent transactions that had been
charged against some of the State officers and
the state financial agent resident lu this city.
The general was especially fortunate In his !
visit, however, for he met the very person he
desired most to see, when the following con:
veraat ion took place :
General Dennis. I have called in reference
to some articles that appeared in your paper
on Sunday and this (Monday : morning, in re?
lation lo the finances of South Carolina.
Reporter. Well, sir, you have fortunately
met the very person from whom you could get
whatever of Information it would be proper to
General Dennis. I assume that the state-1
ment contained in the articles are (rom some
authoritative source, and I want to know who
your informants are.
Reporter (who to this time had permitted
his Interrogator to remain incog.) Can I
know the came of the gentleman I have the
pleasure to address.
. General Decals. I am General Dennis,
chairman of the Joint special investigating
Reporter. Well, General, that is information
I decline to give you; suffice to say that they
were known to be strictly reliable aod consci?
entious persons. Is there anything you wish
Geueral Deanls. I deny the truth of every
statement contained In the articles.
Reporter. Then, of course, you have the
means of controverting them, and as this pa?
per has no object in publishing untruths I will
give you the opportunity now, if you desire,
of correcting the errors in detail. Ir no Irregu?
larities existed, what called into existence the
TaxDayers' Convention, composed of the
wealth ot the State of South Carolina, which
was Ia session oa the 10th of May last io Co?
lumbia, 8. C.?
General Dennis. I don't know; there were
alleged irregularities. Such rumors were cir?
culated during the session of the 'Legislature
then proceeding, and at walch lime-being
' thea a member-I Introduced a resolution to
provide tor a thorough investigation of affairs
in the State treasurer's department, in which
the irregularities charged bad occurred. We
subsequently made the investigation and
found all correct.
Reporter. How was lt, then, that the treas?
urer should have refused to permit the sub?
committee, appointed at the Taxpayers' Con?
vention to Investigate those very matters, the
access to his books and papers, so essential to
the object they had in view, especially when .
during the session of thal body he had so tai th- ,
fully promised he would interpose no obsta?
Geo eral Deanls. It was thu?: The treasu?
rer aod Governor were lo Columbia during
"he session you allude to, and did promise ac?
cess to the treasurer's accounts, and the sub- j
committee appointed for the purpose made an
Investigation thereof, but not a full one, and .
presented it to the convention. Subsequently I
the convention sent another committee to co-1 j
operate with the legislative committee, off
which I was chairman, and which had then
been some time engaged in making Its exam- '
lnatloo; la fact lt had gooe over more than
half the accounts of the treasurer. This being
the fact we deemed lt Improper to admit the
committee to a share la our investirai inna. J
boldlag that as they ami uot commenced at J
the beginning with us,. whatever they might ;
report could not be considered os reliable as j
lt would have been lt they had co-operated
with us from the start. After this, and when
our commLtee had concluded its labors and
detected no irregularity, the sub-committee of
the Taxpayers Convention again applied to
toe State treasurer for aa examination of his
accounts. They were this time refused, as
the treasurer held there no longer existed a J
necessity for any such action. His accounts
had been fully examined by the only body
having a legal claim to make such aa examl
nation, and had been found and pronounced
Reporter. You declare there has been no
frau J perpetrated by any one? Thea to what !
do you attribute the reticence of the State of- !
Adala, and why should they withhold their
books trom the public, particularly at a time j
when the credit of the State was threatened by 1
rumors that could have been stifled at once If
there had been co foundation for ihem?
Geaeral Dennis. I recommended Governor :
Scott and Mr. Kimpton loog ago to make some j
public statement with a view to save the credit
of the State, but it was believed by their
friends that lt would only Intensify the alarm
to take* any notice ot the rumors and reports ?
that had galaed circulation; while to the coo- <
trary they thought Jr slleace was malutalaed 1
lt would all blow over. But now that such i
promlueuce has been given them by this paper, (
lt ls, my Intention as chairman ot the joint l
special investigating committee to prepare and t
cause to be published at once a full and accu- i
rate statement of the facts as I have found t
them. It had been my intention not to Dub- <
llsh such report until lt had been received by ?
the Legislature ot the State of South Carolina i
However, I now consider lt my Imperative i
duty lo waive this official courtesy for ihe In- <
formation of the public and in the interest of |
the State credit; not that I have any Interest ]
In lt personally, for I do not own one dollar ot i
its bonds, being too poor to buy them. I
. Reporter, what gave rise originally to the <
rumors ot fraud ? \
Geaeral Deanls. I suspect lt was simply the t
ruse of a clique of speculators who wished to
bear the bonds ia the market, and adopted i
this plan. It all springs from a typographical |
error that occurred la oae ot ihe fiaaaclal re- \
Eorts received during the last session of the j
eglslature. By the transposition of a Bingle i
type the aggregate ot oae of the debt state- t
meats was erroneously increased. It was dis- \
covered by a Dutchman, one of the members, 1
who Immediately arose aod raised a great cry <
of fraud. Thereupon I offered the resolution I
tor aa investigation. I
Reporter, ls it not a suspicious clrcum- I
stance that every member of the State gov- t
eminent should be In this city at this time ? i
How is that to be accounted for ? <
General Dennis. No, I don't see anything [
strange about that; they are up North a great
deal; some of them are here pretty much all
the time; they travel backwards and forwards.
Reporter. As chairman of the Joint investi-11
gating committee, why are you here if co evl- I
dence of fraud was discovered from the books | I
of the State treasurer ?
Geaeral Dennis. It was determined to
change the State agency here. Mr. Kimpton
wanted to resiga, and lt was the intention to
transier the agency to the Union Trust Com?
pany. I wanted to know that his accounts
were ail correct before this was done, and
this was partly the purpose of the Governor
in coming here.
Reporter. So it requires the presence of the
whole State government to make this trans?
fer pay ? Couldn't lt have been done by letter
or telegraph, or couldn't Mr. Kimpton have
goa? for instructions to South Carolina ?
?Bn't it strange that the Executive ot a State
should be torced to travel so far for so simple
a purpose ?
General Dennis. Why, I suppose lt was as
easy for the government to come up here as
for the Union Trust Company to go down
Reporter. I suppose they could have dele
gatea an agenL Now, General, caodidly,
doa't you believe that frauds have been perpe?
trated by some oae ?
Geaeral Dennis I do not.
Reporter. Don't you know that Mr. Kimp?
ton has been charging usurious and ruinous
commissions for his services on behalf of the
Slate ot South Carollaa ?
Geaeral Dennis. I believe that Mr. Elmp?
ton has had some very bad advisers, but no
delinquency has yet been traced against bim.
His books are correct. It ls aa easy matter
for a person to have his books falsely kept,
but I guarded against being deceived ta that
way by first learning what amount of bonds
had been printed and Issued by the American
Bank Note Company, and then making the
Dooks account for them. Reference to the
reply printed this (Monday) morning, will
show your statement of Sunday and this (Mon?
day) morning to be without foundation in
Reporter. How about the statement that
the expense for running the last Legislature,
amounting to some $800,000, was as yet un?
^General Dennis. That is partly true and nart
ly erroneous. Before the session of that Legis?
lature was ball over the appropriations for it
were all exhausted, and towards the close
bills were passed making further appropria-*j
tiona, which, being considered excessive by
the Governor, were by bim vetoed on the last
day of the session; so they form no part of the
Reporter. The Governor has admitted the
debt of the State, as I understand, to be some
$12,000,000 or $14,000,000; what is your opinion
General Dennis. I do not believe lt ls over
$9,000,000. Ia conversation the Governor has
probably made too generous an estimate. But
lo a few days all the facts shall be published.
Excepting, as I have said before, a sentiment
of deep sympathy for the State, I have no In?
terest in this matter; am not one of the State
officers, and don't want any odium attached
to me as such.
Reporter. I have but one more question,
General. How about the statement that In?
terest accruing on the State debt due in New
York City ls punctually paid, while the portion
payable In Columbia ls yet unpaid and unpro?
vided for ?
General Dennis. That is not BO; there ls not
a coupon due and outstanding.
Here the conversation ended, and the Gene?
ral took bis departure, while the reporter sal?
lied out in another direction to hunt up more
lacts In relation to the subject matter. No
comments are made tipos the answers of Gene?
ral Dennis to th? reporter's questioning, but
orlnted below is a statement, at the bottom of
which that gentleman's name stands, In sub?
stantiation with two others, who are State
officers, for its reliability. A more complete
affirmation of this paper's statements could
not be compiled.
THE STATEMENT .'WITHOUT FOUNDATION IN
[From the World, November e.]
To the Public: Many false represent at i on a and
?tatemen ta have been made and published against
the credit or the Stats of South Carolina. It is
true that $20,040 OOO of bmds have been printed,
ot which amount $9,000,000 have never been
tlgned or Issued, nor ?ere they printed with the
Intention to Increase the State debt, but are in
possession or the State ant hon ties; aso, $3,500,
ooo sterling bonds have been printed but not is?
sued, and $2,500,000 of registered stock are now
in the hands of the treasurer of the state, being a
balance of $5,040,000 issued.
' The Legislature, from time to time, passed sev?
eral acts for the 1'sue or bonda to pay the in?
debtedness of the State. Subsequently it passed
an act for the conversion of Its securities. To
provide for this the above amount in bonda waa
printed, which has given rise to many groundless
misrepresentations and groas fabrications.
R. E. SCOTT, Governor or South Carolina.
NILES G. PARKES, Tressurer.
JOHN B. DENNIS, Chairman ot the Commit?
tee ot State Accounts.
lamed and on hand
Not ls', bonds .$0,000.000
Adding to this the late war debt of $6,000,000
md the actual debt of the State ls seen to be
(19,590,000, by their own statement aa repro?
duced above. Besides this la a con Untren t lia- !
ut Ii cv for railroad endorsements amounting to
When the Taxpayers' Convention wae In ses?
sion, Governor Scott, in an official statements
lo that body, set the debt of the State at 19,
)00,ooo, aaa lt was about that time that the
gentlemen composing that body expressed
themselves willing to assume $9,000,000, but
not a cent more, especially when the money
was to be lavished In prodigality, or to pay In
lebtedness that had already been provided for,
jut allowed to remain unhonored, while the
noney was used for other purposes. A most
Cinching argument by iiose who contend that
ra tras nave been p?rpetrm*?? ,Dj ?wa
'rauda contemplated ls, why has lt been neces?
sary to dispose of $13,680,000 to pay a total
ndebtedness ot $6,000,000, the amount l
>f the debt when the present admlols
.ration went Into power, particularly
vhen it did not fall due ia from twenty
10 twenty-five years, and If lt was unnecessary
x> sell $13,000,000 of bonds, how much worse
.han absurd was lt to have over $20,000,000
Minted If lt was not contemplated to dispose
)ftbem; and they further argue that as Indi?
viduals and corporations do not utter notes or
.irint bonds from mere motives of amusement,
hat there caa be but little doubt, having the
opacity so to do, that they Intended to dls
Doae of the $16,000,000 now on band. There is
jut one explanation that can be conceived la
he minds of those who are acquainted with
he way ID which the State finances have been
ampered with. That is, that the money has
leen used, and ls to be used, to tide over the
inoual deficiencies between the receipts and
ixpendltures; which latter, owing to the wan
on extravagance of the State Legislature, In
vhich the taxpayers bad no voice or audience,
lad enormously exceeded the former.
From Information received lt ls found that
his gentleman halls from some point outside
>f South Carolina. He was a member of the
ant Legislature and was chairman of the com
nlttee on Statehouse supplies. As such lt is
?barged that he caused that building to be
avNhiy carpeted, upholstered, and painted,
iie work being done by houses In New York
ind Brooklyn. The bilis as presented by him
ind sanctioned by the Legislature were so
mormons as to awaken the suspicions and ap?
rehensi?n of even Governor Scott, who
ivrote himself to the creditors for duplicate
iccounts which proved, when compared with
General Dennis's billa, to be some $30,000 less
a amount. When the Governor spoke to
Dennis about the discrepancy he tried to laugh
toff by say lug he had much trouble ID the
justness and . the extra charge was for his
commissions. This ls a specimen of the items
vhich the budget vetoed by the Governor COD
lained. Further Information confirms nearly
?very statement made by this paper la Its col?
amos of Sunday and Monday. For Instance,
t ls found that search of the treasurer's books
?as made by the sub-committee of the Tax-.
payers' Convention and the result reported to
.hat body. A limited statement was furnished
.hem which was not deemed satisfactory, and
when they sought the Investigation which It
lad been promised they should make without
instruction, they were thwarted by the offlc
als, who took shelter under the investigation
ihat had been made by their pals of the Legis
ature, and which had declared their accounts
LO be correct and satisfactory, and refused to
recognize what was pronounced the unlawful
nommiitep sent by the Taxpayers' Convention.
Now for the statement about the unpaid In
lerest. First, it must be explained that the
lebt of the State ot South Carolina ls of two
liasses, one being represented by coupon
j on da, the interest on which is made payable
in New York City; the other consisting of reg
stered bonds, and the Interest on which is
payable in Columbia, 8. C. As stated the in
lerest payable lu Kow York has been paid at
maturity, so it happens that "not a single cou?
pon which is due ls outstanding;" but on the
registered stock, which bas no coupons attach?
ed, the interest due October 1 not only remalus
unpaid, but there is no money lo the State
treasury to pay lt with.
So far as Mr. Kimpton'a integrity is concern
ed, let the following attest: Inquiries were
made of Governor Scott la relation to the
bonds of $600,000 which as State fiuanclal
agent Mr. Klmpton was by law bound to pro
jure. Said the Governor: "I have been de?
ceived. When I asked Mr. Parker, the State
treasurer, about them he informed me that
the name of Mr. Henry Clews waa OD the
bonds, and I afterwards found that he waa only
a witness." Thus lt will be seen that so far as
obligation was concerned there has not been
the slightest restraint upon that gentleman's
actions. A report came last night that the
Greenville and Columbia hallroad, which had
been purchased by the ring at Columbia with
money said to have been raised on the credit
of the State, was the Southern railroad which
had been making fraudulent issues of its stock.
" THE SOUTH CAROLINA HOAX."
A Little more Explanation-The Finan?
cial Organ itt views thc Case.
The New York Dally Bulletin, or Monday,
has the following leader upon what lt calls
" The South Carolina Hoax:"
The World ls singularly unfortunate ia the
selection of Its customary election roorback.
The story that officers of the South Carolina
government have made a large over-issue of
bonds, is a clumsy contrivance, if intended, to
influence votes; and an impotent one too: for
not only was the statement so overdone that !
nobody could belteve lt, but lt was made when
the governor and treasurer were here to con?
The World, however, ls correct in stating
that $20,040,000 bonds and stock have been ?
printed by the American Bank Note Company;
but, beyond this, we cannot And that one
word of its statement is deserving of belief.
The government has been authorized to issue
a new form of bond lor consolidating and ex?
tending the date ol the outstanding obliga?
tions of the State, amounting to about $11,
000,000. In the process ot consolidation and
conversion $5,040,000 of these new bonds have
been already Issued, and $2,500,000 of regis?
tered stock and $3,500,000 of sterling bonds
are In the hands of the State authorities, to be
issued in connection with the conversion of the
remaining $6,000.000 of old bonds. Of course,
all these Issues are accompanied with the
cancellation of an equal amount of old obliga?
tions, and Involve no Increase of the State
It may be asked, however, what of the re?
maining $9,000,000 printed ? In the first place
these are not bonds, not having been signed.
They are simply BO many blank forms, which
the State treasurer holds for tbe same purpose
as the United States Government holds a re?
serve of blank registered bonoXorms, or a rail?
road holds a supply ot blank stock certificates.
Under the laws of the State, a holder of cou?
pon bonds can have them exchanged for reg?
istered stock, and a holder of registered stock
can have lt converted Into bonus. For these
purposes, as well as to provide for the issue
ot new certificates in connection with or?
dinary market transfers of registered stock,
the State treasurer ls necessarily provided
with a reserve supply of blank forms to be
signed as occasion may require; but never J
without the cancellation of some other obliga?
tion returned toUie treasurer. Hence, the
reason for having $20,000,000 of bonds printed,
while the State debt to be converted ls only
While we have no opinions to offer on the
management of the South Carolina State finan?
ces-a matter in which there appears to be
considerable difference of views-simply be?
cause we have no well authenticated facts
upon which to base an opinion, yet these ex?
planations are due alike to the Stale and Its
creditors, In correction of a reckless misrepre?
THE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
John Boll Kicks Tammany-Spain and
MADRID, November 9.
The political league opposed the plans ot
the International Society in course ot forma?
tion. It Includes In its programme opposition
to the Cuban Insurgents.
VUSNXA, November 9.
Count Audrasay definitely accepts Von
Beust's position as minister of foreign affairs.
LONDON, November 9.
The Times In an editorial rejoices in Tam?
many's defeat, and hopes an example will be
made ot men guilty or corrupt practices.
The Lord Mayor's procession was unusually
successful. Weather fine.
ZURICH, November 9.
The degree of doctor of medicine was con-1
ferred upon Miss Dimmock, .an American
lady, by the University.
BERMS, November 9.
Extensive strikes are reported at Ebling, an
Important manufacturing town.
THE BOSTON RACES.
BOSTON, November 9.
Ortolan won the Consolation stakes. Tub?
man won the Club purse. Time 3-JSJ-. Han?
dicap steeple chase, three miles, Tlsdale one,
Duffy two, Tammany three, Astronomy four.
ELECTION OF A BISHOP.
HARRI9BUHU, November 9.
A. DeWolf Howe ts elected Bishop ol the
new Episcopal Diocese of Pennsylvania. Vote
thirty-nine to thirty-two.
CRIMES AND CASUALTIES.
-Hog cholera is alarming In Iowa.
-An explosion on the steamer General, at
London, killed five persons and injured five.
-Marsh Benfro, of Nashville, killed Mr.
Weeks, and was himself mortally wounded In
-Jones, of San Francisco, quarrelled with
his mother-in-law, and, In revenge, killed his
father-in-law In the street.
-An engine was approaching the McKenzie
street bridge, at Chicago, when a tug collided
with i he bridge. The engine went through.
One person lost and one badly hurt
-A New Yorker, named Whittington, sends
a circular to England offering to countefeit
Bank of Eogland notes at Mow rates. John
Bull has notified New York, but has not got
TUE WEATHER THIS DAT.
The low barometer In Illinois will probably
move eastward into Lake Erle on Friday.
Easterly winds will continue on Lake Michi?
gan, backing to northwest. Increasing north?
east winds on Lake Erle, veering to south- [
west Southeast winds with rain from Geor?
gia to Virginia. Cold northwest winds and
cleanng weather west of Alabama and Illinois.
Easterly winds with threatening weather In
New England. Cautionary signals are ordered
for the southern portion of Lake Michigan and
yesterday's Weather Reports or the
signal Service, U. S. A.-4.47 P. Mt.,
if I ff 1 ll
_ " j?? P S an . 5*
Place Of ?" ? art o g
Observation. : S B : ? 2 o ?
ig i : * I r:
i? : :ft ft i s*
AigUSU, Qa.... 29.84 66 SB Gentle. Lt. Ram
Baltimore. 30.03 SO sE Lignt. Fair.
auston. 29.02 44 daim.Olear. -
Burlington, Vt.. 29.96 31 NW Prest?. Cloudy.
Buffalo. N. Y.... 29.85 43 NE Gentle. Clear.
Cape May, N. J.. 30.01 46 Calm.Fair.
Cairo, UL. 29.69 68 SW Brisk. Fair
?naneston. 29.93 66 S Light. Lt Bain
Cheyenne, W.T.. 29.60 82 N Frosh. Fair.
Chicago. 29.68 45 E Brisk. Lt. Rain
Uiuclnnatt. 29.69 57 SE Gentle. Lt. Rain
Cleveland. 29.741 49 E Light. Thr'ng
Corinne, Utah... 29.91 47 SE Light. Cloudy.
Davenport, Iowa ?9.55 SO S Fresh. Thr'ng.
Detroit. 29.78 44 B Fresh. Lt. Rain
EscaDaba, Mich. 29.05 43 E Fresh. Cloudy.
Galveston. 29.88] 72?S Oentle. Clear.
Grand Haven.... 29.661 39|E Gentle. Lr. Rain
indianapolis.... 29.601 S3?SE Fresh. Thr'ng.
Jacksonville. 30.00 78 SW Light. Cloudy.
Keokuk, Iowa... 29.48 ? 60'SW Gentle. LMtaln
Key West, Fla.. 29.91! 8'JI.VE Gentle. Fair.
Knoxville, Tenn. 29.69 6o??alm. Lt. Bain
Lake Olty, Fla.. 29.81 73;.
eavenworth ... 29.63 45|NW Brisk. Misty.
Louisville.29.M 60 Oalm.Ol'g up.
Lynchburg. 29.96 49 E iGentle. LL Rain
Marquette.129.81 41 NE ?neutle. Cloudy.
Memphis, Tenn.. 29.63 66 SW ] Fresh. Clear.
Milwaukee, Wis, 29.67 401E ?Brisk. Lt. Rain
Moalie. 29.84 70 NW |Light. Cloudy.
Mt Washington. 29.68 9 NW Gentle, ihoody.
\asiivllle. 29.61 68 W Gentle. Cl'gup.
New London, Ct. 29.97 4i|SW Light, dear.
New crleans.... 29.82 68 sw Gentle. Cloudy.
New York. 29.98 46 sw Gentle. Fair.
Norfolk. 30.00 64UE Light. Cloudy.
omaha, Neb. 29.62 38 N Brisk. Lt. Bala
os weiro, N. Y.... 29.93 40, NW Gentle, dear.
Philadelphia. 29.99 48 S Light. Fair.
Pttrsburg, Pa.... 29.87 67 E Light, cloudy.
Portland, Me.... 29.89 87 N Gentle. Fair.
Portland.Oregon 30.<J9 68 W . Fair.
PuotaRosa, Fla2n.93 59 V Brisk Fair.
Kochester, N. Y. 29.91 48 NE Gentle. Clear.
San i'lego. 30.02 54 Calm. Clear.
Sau Francisco.. 30.08 ?8 . . Hazy.
sivannan .?29.8S 66 aim.. Misty.
Shreveport, La.. 29.79 o7 W Fresh, clear.
-.u umw. 29.M 87 sW Brtsk. Fair.
St. Paul, Minn.. 29.88 4. N ..ernie. Thr'ng.
Toledo, o.. *?..? '44 SH Brisk. Clouoy.
Wa-ihiugtomOi; U9.9 49 SW- 'leutle. cloudy.
viimiu.nnii.N O. 64 B Gentie. ihr'ug.
Vicksbnrg. Va.. 29.80 74 'W Fresh ?':ear
N OTB.-The weather re.nirt dal ed 7.47o'cuck,
nts morning, will be posted tu the rooms ot the
rtiambcror Commerce at 10 o'clock A. M.. and,
oeetlier with tire weather chart, ma? (by the
courtesy of the Chamber) be examined by ship
afters at any Unie during tne day.
THE COLUMBIA FAIR.
MAKING MERRY UNDER DIFFICUL?
The Tournament and the Ball.
[SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE NSW?] 1
COLUMBIA, November 9.
A drizzling raia that prevailed all day seri?
ously Interfered with the success of to-day's
programme at the fair. The tournament took
place Ia the rain, the prizes being taken by
Messrs. Hammett, Beauford, James and Uni
drow. The trot was woa by Hickory Jack, toe
best time belog 2:57.
The ball of the South Carolina Club was a
brilliant success, notwithstanding the rain.
About three hundred couples were on the
floor, and round and square dances alternated
until the wee small hours warned the delight?
ed dancers of the approach of another day.
TUE FALL ELECTIONS.
The Repnbllcan Majority In f?ew Torie- ]
Virginia Stands Past-The Democratic
Victory In Jersey. .?
.Nsw YORK, November 9.
Thc World estimates the Republican majori?
ty in the State at from twelve to seventeen
thousand. It says th?'Republicans have two
thirds majority in either house. The reported
resignation of Tweed ls unconfirmed. Inger?
soll has returned.
Packer's majority ia Jersey ls a trifle over
MOBILE, November 9.
The Democrats carry the municipal elections
byyfo thousand majority.
JACKSON, MISS., November 9.
The Republicans carry the State by about i
RICHMOND, November 9.
The Legislature stands about the same as
last year. .
An Impartlsaa Triumph-Tweed will j
not Resign-His Election to he Con?
NEW YORE, November 9.
The Post says the victory of Tuesday was
not a Republican, but a purely Impartlsaa
triumph. Alderman James irving ls held In
custody to await the result of his assault upon
United States-Marshal Dowling.
Ex-Assemblymaa James Hevlu was finally
sent handcuffed to Ludlow jail by Commissioner
Tweed has not resigned, and will not.*
O'Donovan Rossa will content Tweed's seat.
At a meeting of the Republican committee
of Brooklyn the Republican candidates and
Kalbflelah were present and ia sympathy. The
committee resolved to bring the election frauds
before the public courts and theWLeglslature.
They claim that several candidates were count?
ed out. '%
Thoa, C. Fields ls arrested and balled la two
hundred thousand dollars.
TWO BIG CBS ATS.
* NEW YORE, November 9.
Theodore R 8--on, tba loodar of the
gangofbountyandback-ciaim forgers, whose
operations approximate half a million, is ar?
rested. His recent headquarters were at
The Sun says the building of the Viaduct
Railroad, one of the Tammany Jobs, ls indefi?
want of DISINFECTANTS will find a foil assort?
ment at the Drug Store of Da. B. BA ER, in Meet
lng street. _*
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or Natural Brown. Does not stam the skin, bot
leaves the hair clean, soft and beautiful. The
only Safe and Perfect Dye. Sold by all Drug?
gists. Factory No. 16 Bond Street, New Tors.
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go. m &1UK airca, (in the BM ,) Charleston, 8.Q
pm* THE RELATIVES, FEIENDS AND
Acquaintances or Er. and Mrs. James Burke, are
respectfully invited to attend tte Funeral Services
of their daughter JULIA, from their residence,
No. 81 Anson street, at 3 o'clock THIS ATTIB
KOON, wimont runner Invitation. novio-*
pw* THE RELATIVES, FRIENDS AND
acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baxter,
and of Mr. and Mrs. j. stroble*. and of Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Wltcorsky, are respectfully invi
ted to attend the Funeral of Mr. CHARLE?. BAX?
TER, at St. John's Chapel, at hair-pa? io o'clock,
THIS MORNING, loth Instant, without further in?
CHARLESTON, from New York, ara notified that
she ls discharging cargo at Adger's Wharf.
Goods uncalled for at sunset will remain on the
wharf at owners' risk.
novio-l JAMES ADQER A CO., Agents,
pm* CITY HALI, NOVEMBER 6> 1871.
The Committee on Contracts, In compliance with
the( r?solution passed by Council, advertise for.
sealed proposals ttotu 12 o'clock M., the nth in?
stant, for furnishing the City Hospital, House of
Correction and Old Folks' Home with FRESH
BEEF, or good and merchantable quality, for the
balance of the present and all of the coming fiscal
year. Each bid to be accompanied by the names
of two responsible sureties. Proposals to be
left with the Mayor._novt-wsm8
pm- THE CHARLESTON CHARITA?
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFIOAL RAFFLEB
CLASS No. 19 j -MORNINO.
10-4 -44-13 -53-26 -69 -27-7-34-8-62
As witness oar hand at Columbia this 9th day Of
November, 1871. FENN PECK,
JAMES GILL ELAND,
oe t3_Sworn Commissioners.
pm* CLERK OF COUNCIL'S OFFIOE,
NOVEMBER 8.1871.- At a Special Meeting of the
City council, held this afternoon, the foUowlng
Offices were declared vacant. At the Regalar
Meeting, to be held on TUESDAY EVENING next,
Connell will proceed to fill the sa maj accord lng to
Clerk of Council.
Messenger of Council.
Assistant City Appraiser.
. Port wardens (8.)
City Registrar. *
Gauger* Of Liquor.
Keeper ot Tidal Drains.
Inspector or'Naval Stores (L)
Superintendent of Pu bile Oem e t?ry.
City Physicians (8.)
Inspectors of Lamber (8.)
Chimney Contractors (4.)
Commissioned Officers of the Police.
Street Con trac tori.
W. R. MITCHELL.
novo_,_'_Clerk of Ooojpou.
pm* SEALED PROPOSALS WILL BE
received an tu the is ta of November next, by tao
Vestry of Lower st. John's Berkeley, ror the lease
or the GLEBE PLANTATION. Address li oil
oct31-tnf4_'Secretary and Treasurer.
;E#*OFFIOE OF COUNTY TBE1S?BEB,
FIRE-PROOF BUILDING, CHARLESTON, 8. 0.,
NOVEMBER ?TH, 1871_Tho Books ot the Treasu?
rer of Chariest en County will be opeaedjoathe
.9th day of November, 187L for the receipt o?
TAXES dna the State and County for the year
The penalty of twenty per cent, provided by
law will be added to all Taxes remaining nnfald
on the 15th day of January, 1871 ?
The rate of taxation for the year 1871 ls u fol?
State Tax par centum.7 mUhu
County Tax per centum.I mm*.
Poll Tax per capita.fi.:.f I N
novs-lmo Treasurer Charleston County,
pm* NOTICE-THE UNDERSIGNED
do hereby give notice that neither they nor any
member or their firm have any business connec?
tion or association or any kind with nr. R.S.
BEDFORD, No. 275 King street, Charleston, 8,41,
Grocerr and that the nae of their name by E. E
BEDFORD la any way ia entirely without anthon
ty. W. S. CORWIN A 00.
pm* NOTICE-A LATE CARD'OF"WT
8. CORWIN A 00. having notified the public that
they were la no way connected with the under?
signed ta business, and not responsible for any
ase or their asme, in order the more effectuaL'y
to advertise the same, the undersigned hereby
announces that he has had no business relations
with the said firm since April, 1870, except of
being their debtor for the, stock theo pcrchased,
and since paid for. _ .
EVERT E. BEDFORD,
octaa_Snocessor to W. 8. Corwin A Co.
pm* J. B. SOLOMONS, M. D.,
Has returned to the etty._QC tao
?pm* UNITED STATES DISTRICT
CO: RT.-By an order of the Honorable GEO. BL
BRYAN, United States District Judge, the Session
of the District court and the hearing of au peti?
tions and motions in Bankruptcy, or In the gen?
eral business of the District Court ls further post?
poned un tu the 20th or November Inst.
nov4_PANL. HOBLBBOK, Ol erk.
pm* SHAVING SALOON.-IIB. J. H.
WEICHMAN wtll superintend the b usin?es lately
conducted by Mr. LOMBARDO, and will be
pleased to see bis friends and the patrons of .the
establishment, at the Old Stand, hi Market street,
where no pains will be spared to please.
Happy relief for Yoong Men from the effect!
or Errors and Abases in ear'/ Ufo. Manhood re?
stored. Nervous debility cared. Impedimenta
to Marriage removed. New method or treat?
ment. New and remarkable remedios. Book?
and Circulars sent tree, tn sealed envelopes. Ad?
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 3 South
Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa._ OOttt
?m* COLLETON COUNTY-S TATE
AND COUNTY TAXES, 1871.---COUNTY TREAS?
URER'S OFFICE, COURTHOUSE, WALTLR
BORO', S. 0.-Notlce is hereby given that una
otHce will be open for the receipt ol STATE ABD
COUNTY TAXES for the year 1871, on the Uta day
or Novemoer, 1871.
Taxes not paid on or before the Uth day of
january, is: 2. will be liable to a penalty of twenty
AU Taxes remaining unpaid on the first dey Of
March, 1872, wlU be liable to be collected by dis?
tress, or otherwise. AU Real sad Personal Pro-,
nerty la charged with seven (7j mills on the dollar
ror State purposes, and three (3) mills on the dol?
lar ror county purposes.
The Treasurer wiU visit the following carnet
places in the county to raciUtate the collection ot
Taxes, sad oa the. days named below the office
la Walterboro' wal be closed:
George's Statloa.December 8th and ?th
summervale.December sih and ?<?
Adam's Ran.December nth
Smoke's Crees Roads.. -. December Uta _
Bell's Crues Etdada.?J?ww.a*SSS?
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