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COLUMBIA, S. C
Thursday Morning, May 2,1872.
Th? l?ew City Bonds.
The Union pretends that it is arable
to understand our position with regard
to the sale of the new city bonds. Our
previous artiole was intelligible enough
for any person of ordinary capacity;
but, for the benefit of the Union, and as
we desire to say something further on
the matter any way, we will take occa?
sion to define our position, so that even
our wayfaring cotemporary may not err
In our candid judgment, there is no
assured benefit to the city, no matter
what sum of money may.be realized, by
the sale of the banda. As mnoh as
$175,000 or $200,000 may be received,
and pass into the control of tho Council,
aud yet Columbia never have a City Hall,
new market, or other adequate public
improvements. The uniform course of
Radical officials in this regard, in every
single moneyed transaction relating to
State or municipal affairs, does surely
justify serious apprehension on this
Boore. But, ns we said before, we be?
lieve that tbere are some oolored mem?
bers, at least, of the present Council,
who desire to do what is right and for the
interests of the city, and we therefore
deem it preferable to take the risk of the
Council gobbling up the money or mis?
appropriating it, to the certainty of loss
which must ensue.f rom a sacrifice of the
It the bonds sell for very little, or an
inadequate sum, we can have no City
Hall and Market, no matter how much
honest counsel may prevail among the
oity fathers. If, on the other hand, the
bonds sell well, only the subsequent evil
conduot of the Council can prevent the
ereotion of the buildings. There is a
chance here, however the "preponder?
ance of probabilities" may be against it;
and, therefore, we hope that the bonds
may bring their worth, and will do what
we can to effect that end.
Surely onr position thus far can be
apprehended by the most obtuse intelli?
Now, as to our suspicions of a design
to "bear" the bonds, whioh the Union
also insinuates, were, not very clearly
stated. We are not much versed in
financial slang, but havo understood that
the word "bear" is used in contradis?
tinction to "bull," and signifies, when
used in reference to bonds or other secu?
rities, to depreciate them, or depress
them below their real value. It was in
this sense we nsed it in referring to the
probable motive that actuated the report
of the Committee of Ways and Means
upon the resources of the city. The
estimates therein contained, we have,
in onr judgment, conclusively shown to
have been far below the proper figures.
This error was to be accounted for in
some way, and our suspicious nature, so
prompt to take alarm when we see Radi?
cal officials and public moneys in danger
cf collision, led us to see a design to
"bear" or depreciate the bonds.
There are two wave in whioh the city
can be swindled in connection with the
new bonds. The one is by scheming
soamps "conniving, colluding and con?
spiring together" to depreciate them,
that they may be purchased at a price
far below their value. The other is, by
the same scheming soamps, or others
equally reprehensible, making way mys?
teriously with the proceeds of the b jnde,
as was done with the $130,000 last year.
There seems to us more danger of the
first method being attempted at present,
or, at IsaBt, of its being attempted first.
We, therefore, shall now turn our batte-,
rios against that objective point. When
that danger is removed or avoided, and
the bonds have been sold and the money
paid into the City Treasury, we will then
give what aid we can to those who desire
to seo it honestly applied to the purposes
for whioh it was expressly designed by
the Legislature, when the Act authoriz?
ing the sale of the bonds was passed.
It seems to us a very flimsy pretext of
the Union, that there ia danger of a com?
bination among the bankers and brokers
to chill the Bale of tho bonds, and buy
them for a mere song. There are too
many bankers and brokers in Colombia,
Charleston, New York, and other oitiea,
who know of the proposed sale, to lead
any reasonable being to fear that they
will concoct a grand conspiracy to gob?
ble $250,000 of city of Columbia bonds.
If there ba no connivance on the part of
the seller?, to one need fear the buyers.
Let a proper exhibit of the resources of
the city be made, and a fair sale be made,
in such quantities aa will best suit bona
fide purchasers, and the honda are bound
to bring a close approximation to their
As far aa public salo ia concerned, we
aro unable to eeo why that shonbl pro?
ven t the Council from makiug just aa
favorable negotiations es they could at
private sale. Let them take jest snob
steps to advise capitalists of the sale aod
of the resources of the oitj as they
would do if privately negotiating for the
same, and equally goodA results must
follow. The publio Bale prevents the
bonds being secretly disposed pf, and,
in a measure, compels some showing
hereafter to be made of the proceeds.
If publio offloials are dishonest, it is
impossible to devise any scheme by
whioh money will be safe that passes
through their hands; but there is less
opportunity for under-handed transac?
tions in a pnblio sale of the bonds, than
if they were allowed to be manipulated
by a few men, seoretly, and at such times
as they might see proper. The legal
guardians of the city have every neces?
sary powor to protect her interests in tho,
sale of these bonds. The only question
is, "Quia cuslodiet ipsos cuslodes?"
If any further proof was wanting to
show to what extremities the present
Radical State administration has pushed
us, here in this State, it was furnished
yesterday. In referring heretofore to
the many ills that hare been brought
upon us by the same cause, we have
dealt kindly, hoping, as it were, for a
more pleasant future. One by one have
these hopes been dashed to pieces, and
yet have we kept back our feelings, still
hoping. Swallowed up in disasters
brought on by the State administration,
our remarks upon the extreme measures
need by President O rant in furthering
his object-the securing of a renomina?
tion at the Philadelphia Convention
have been tempered, as it were, with
more of forbearance than would have
been otherwise the case. We have rather
chosen to deal with affairs here at home,
immediately touching the every-day
business, every man in the community,
and the pockets of the tax-payers. It
will be remembered by the older citizens
of this city, that through the varying
fortunes of war, and the still more grind?
ing impoverishment immediately there?
after, there never was a time when the
claims of the destitute and the demands
of public charity were forgotten. Never
were the heart-strings of the tax-payers
-then, as now, heavily burdened-BO
hardened by these demands as not to
readily respond to the calls of suffering
Through all this, the Lunatio Asylum,
one of these publio chargea, went on
and was t.nrned over to the new Govern?
ment intact, as it were, with all its claims
to their sympathy. Yesterday was the
comparison made. The Superintendent
of this institution was on the streets in
quest of food, even to meet the demands
of the day, there not being, as we were
credibly informed, enough food for a
dinner for the inmates. Upon applica?
tion to the principal fugleman of the
party-the representative man of the
party here-a cold denial greeted him;
and, finally, the result was, that from
the pure charity of one who knew the
true condition of affairs, and had the
heart to appreciate the sufferings of the
poor lunatics, enough was granted for a
day's supply; this, too, by a merchant
now carrying upon his shoulders a heavy
burden of State debt. These matters
being known, a warrant on the State
Treasurer for $2,500 was isBued. But
what is this? Simply what is post due,
and the fntnre is as bad as ever.
We refrain from entering into all the
details here, feeling that those who know
can appreciate. We only add that
already those of our citizens, who went
through the fire, not forgetting their
trusts, are seriously considering the pro?
priety of taking npon their own shoul?
ders the duty of caring for the publio
charges of the State, which have been
negleoted and disregarded by tho money
loving and absorbing administration that
has brought about this beautiful state of
affairs. No explanation is needed for
this statement of our pnblio affairs.
What most interests us here at home, is,
where bas tho appropriated money gone
for the support of the publio charges of
AN UNASKED RETRACTION.-The Wash?
ington Chronicle, under this heading,
publishes the following article:
In an article on the affairs of South
Carolina, whioh appeared in the Chroni?
cle, of Saturday last, it was said that we
knew Senator T. J. Robertson to have
need a large sum of money, naming the
sum, to seoure his re-election. The
statement was written and published
without the oonsent or knowledge of the
principal editor of this paper, and in his
We do not know any auoh thing, On
tho contrary, after au acquaintance and
friendship of four years, tho editor of
thia journal does not know a Bingle dis?
honest or dishonorable aot dona by Se?
nator Robertson; and he takes occasion
further to say .that he believes him to be
a man of excellent judgment, large saga?
city, great capacity for business, unusual
firmness of oharaoter, and sound Repub?
Tbero is a St. Louis woman'who drinks
1100 glas sea of lager beer daily.
Correspondence Columbi? Phoenix.
GREENVILLE, S. O., April 30-10 A. M.
FRIEND SELBY: Oar incendiary fires
still continuo. The H tables of Mr. J. W.
Thornburg, Weat of the depot, were
fired an hour ago, and were burned to
the ground ; his mules were saved. The
owner is a deserving and industri?os
citizen, and the loss is, at this time,
LATER-2 A. M., May 1.-The stables
of John Keenan, in the extreme upper
end of town, have just been barned
involving loss to an honest, hard-work?
ing drayman. His stock was saved.
Special efforts have been made to ferret
out these rasoalities, but so far, without
success; but detection will come. M.
A COLORED MAN ACCIDENTALLY SHOT
ARREST OF THE PARTIES IMPLICATED.-S.
O. Brown and S. O. Wiggins, two win to
men, were brought to the oity, yesterday
afternoon, under arrest, and taken before
a Trial Justice, on the charge of being
implicated in the killing of a oolored
man, named Thorin Grant, on last Mon?
day, iu St. James' Goose Greek. From
the affidavits upon whioh the prisoners
are confined, and their own statements,
the following facts are taken: Last Mon?
day afternoon, about 2 o'clock. Brown
and Wiggins, who are planting a place
ou Goose Greek, belonging to the Kev.
Mr. Miles, went out shooting fish in the
oreek. After they had been gone some
time their powder gave ont, and they re?
turned to the house for more. While re?
turning they met Grant and talked with
him Borne time, he laughing with them
and claiming tho load in the gun as his
own, as he had loaded it with his own
ammunition in Mr. Wiggins' absence.
The two prisoners proceeded on their
hunt and captured a large flab. They
then started back, and the gun was
placed in the bottom of the boat. They
soon got back to where Grant was sitting
on the edge of the canal, and Brown
states that he wa? busily pushing the
boat along when suddenly tho gun was
discharged and he saw Grant double up
and fall over. Wigcrins states tbat he
had the gun, without knowing it was
loaded, pointed toward Grant, who told
him to be careful and hold tbe muzzle
down. He was doing this wbeu the piece
wan discharged. Wiggins then jumped
out of the bont and waded to Grant, put
his arm around him and said, "Oh,
Grant, you know it was nu occident."
Grant morely said "Ob, my God, I am
shot," and died almost immediately.
The load of shot had gone clear through
his breast. Tho prisoners, seeing he
wa? dead, left the bj dy where it fell, and,
taking a wagon at the house, drove to
Poroher's Station, ou the North-eastern
Bailroad, for the purpose of taking the
train to the city and delivering them?
selves up to the proper authorities. In
the meantime the body was found by
some colored people, who speedily
spread the Dews abroad. Tho colored
people were highly excited, and a large
orowd, armed with guns, knives, poles,
ic, Blurted iu pursuit of the prisoners.
The latter were found at tho station, and
were immediately taken into custody by
the mob. The more infuriated present?
ed their guns and knives, and wanted to
kill the two prisoners outright, but for?
tunately others who were more mode?
rate in their views succeeded in restrain?
ing the mob. Surrounded by the crowd,
the two white men wore then iaken fruin
the depot toward the scene of the acci?
dent. Their captors pressed upon them
on every side, and, while passing through
a field, Brown was struck and knocked
senseless by a blow upou the buck of the
head. The crowd carried the men be?
fore the father of the deceased Grant,
and they here stated how the killing had
been the result of accident. The father
heard their statement, and must have
been persuaded it was au accident, as for
the time he was judge aud jury, and any
extremo sentence from him would,
doubtlessly, have been executed by the
infuriated orowd. Yesterday morning
the prisoners were conveyed by their
captors to the depot, and brought under
guard to Gharleston as first stated.
A VOIOB FROM THE GRAVE.-We learn
of a rather singular occurrence that oc?
curred at Dittermersville, on Friday last.
A negro, who had been siok a short time,
died on Friday morning. His body was
prepared for the gravo and placed iu a
shroud. At night the friends of tbe de?
ceased were assembled around the oorpae
chanting mournful tunes, when, to their
horror, the Bupposeddead man raised op
sudden); and informed them, in a sepul?
chral tone, that ho was not dead. As
additional proof of this assertion, he
conversed with them. Rejoicing at the
wonderful recovery of their friend, the
negroes dispersed to toll the news. On
Saturday morning, howovor, the man
died a second time, and was buried iu the
AN "UNPREJUDICED" JUROR.- The oou
duot of Mr. Gilbert Pillsbury, ono of tbe
jurors in tho United States Court, is
commended to the attention of Judges
Bond and Bryan. That worthy, in tho
ooaree of a public speeoh delivered on
Monday night, said: "I am ou a jury
trying citizens of South Carolina for
their offences. Against whom .were
thoso offences committed? Against you,
my oolored fellow-oitizensl Yes, were it
Ddt for Undo Sam's bayonets, you would
be whipped now for every frown, as you
were before you were free." This bitter
partisan is eminently qualified for a
juror, if every white prisoDer is to be
held guilty until he is proved to bo inno?
cent. If not, nott-Charleston New?.
We learn from Dr. Garmany, who has
been successful in his treatmout of me?
ningitis, that the disease is abating, and
the colored people, relieved of their
fears, are cheerfully retuniog to work.
There were ni no teen deaths iu Gharles?
ton for the week ending the 27th ult.
whites six; oolored thirteen.
Tile Negro In St. Thomas nnri HmxH,
?nd What he ls Destined to be In the
A small volume, under the title of
"Ten Months in Brazil, with Notes on
the Paraguayan War," by John Golman,
has recently appeared in New York, and
has attraoted much attention by its
striking sketohes of the general condi?
tion of the negro raoe in South America
and the islands. The writer is a New
Englander, and it is difficult to imagine,
remarks a ootemporary, in reviewing the
work, that the Massachusetts of to-day
could have produced a volume like this.
It is a manly, out-spoken protest against
anti slavery fanaticism, from beginning
to end; tho most earnest repudiation of
the dootriue of negro equality, the most
appalling revelation of the certain fruit
of the intermixture of races, as made
manifest in the poisoned, degraded so- |
oiety which the book illustrates. These
ideas crop out from every page. "These
are," the author modestly says, "merely
the notes of a- captain of a steamer trad?
ing on the coast of Brazil. They are
not mode up from books, but from such
rambles about city, and country as time
and opportunity permitted, and from in?
tercourse with aU sorts and conditions of
men." He first saw freedmen at St.
Thomas: "Biding over the island, we
constantly passed the ruins of plantation
houses and sheds, of sugar-houses and
distilleries. Tho negroes are said to
have been well treated, and not over?
worked, and were, therefore, in accord?
ance with what was considered their
place upon the scale of oreation, iu the
possession of such happiness as their
limited faculties would permit thom to
enjoy. They have now uourly disap?
peared from the back country. A few
miserable wretches remain, scattered
here and there, who live upon wild roots
and by thieving. Wheu these resources
fail, they descend to the towns and ob?
tain employment, which they can al?
ways do with ease. They will work long
enough aud no longer than is necessary
to insure thurn ugaiost starvation for a
month or sn ahead, and then they return
to their huts." "In our country," he
goes on to say, "we huve heurd much of
the licentiousness emanating from slave?
ry. It remains to be seen if the morals
of thu blacks will be improved by its
abolition. If there was greater depra?
vity in St. Thomas iu the days of bond?
age than now, a degree of comparison
beyond the superlative must bo used to
Does not this foreshadow what South
Carolina, Florida, and perhaps Louisi?
ana, are rapidly becoming, from identi?
cal causes? The result cannot be other?
wise. If the negro is to predominate ia
these States, and it looks very much like
it, they will ull become like St. Thomas.
The picture is dark and uuinviting for
the future, but it is just what the teach?
ings of abolition fanaticism have made
it. The West India Islands, when tue
negroes were kept under proper restraint,
aud the intelligence of the white race
controlled and directed the industries of
those fortunato-but now unfortunate
isles, were the richest and most product?
ive portions of tbo now world; but now
what aro they? Sunk in misery, in igno?
rance and degradation, all avoid 'heir
unwholesome atmosphere, and tl are
fast returning to original bari - .ism.
So will it bo with thu Gulf States c . the
main land, and alao with Cuba, if wo do
not take some speedy steps to prevent it.
The writer reaches Brazil, where he
gives ?B some insight into the workings
of gradual emancipation, gradual amal?
gamation, and gradual absorption, which
is eventual annihilation in that mongrel
empire. Here he finds au enthusiastic
Scotchman, filled with notions of negro
capacity. "Coming," says the Massa?
chusetts travelor, "as we did from a
country whero we knew too well how
much protended love for the negro hos
emanated from that politioal ambition
which has made him tho mere tool for
the purposes of party and of power, we
could not but admire this disinterested
enthusiast." Aud tho eud was failure,
utter and absolutel "Our friend, the
Scotch abolitionist, submits quietly ta
the robbery of his hen-roosts, the steal?
ing of his frnit aud vegetables, the sur?
reptitious milking of his cows, and other
annoyances, great and small, whioh the
presenoo of these vagabonds entails. His
corn ia gathered early, but it is not
gathered for him; and his orop of green
coffee is large for others, while thut ol
ripe coffee is small for himsolf. The
black lilies toil not, neither do they spin,
and tho slaves are hard masters, reaping
where they have not sown. When our
excellent friend first made his invest?
ment, ho was very inconsiderate iu ex?
plaining his plaus to tho negroes. One
morning, after instructing them in the
mysteries of book-keeping, he added that
in case4 of his death at any time, they
would bo free ut onoe. On the same
night, he was attacked iu bis bed by a
uegro und seriously beaten over the head
with an iron bar!"
Suoh being thu heresy about emanci?
pation, we eau easily infer tho opinions
as to equality. There hos been for years,
perhaps for centuries, equality iu Bra?
zil, sud the result is "a composite, mon?
grel, effete race, whioh munt disappear
from the faoe of the earth"-and then
oomes tho end. "He must be a careless
observer of society who does not see
that the pest of Brazil is amalgamatiou
the mixture of two bloods whioh the
A lmighty never intended to flow in one
channel." "Brazil, however," he con?
tinues, hos no such difficulties to over
o.ime as those to be encountered by the
United States There is no appalling
question to meet-no snob problem as
wo are now solving-whether distinct
races shall live harmoniously, working,
voting aud governing together, or whe?
ther tbo weaker shall succumb before
the superior. Here tbs general fusion,
already so far advanced, will be com?
plete, and we may predict the annihila?
tion o' the whole unnatural mixture,
rather thun that of either of its ingre
Bocal Ito XML ?,
Crrx MATTERS.-The prioe of single
copies of the PHOHNIX is fl ve oents.
There is on exhibition at the drag
store or Dr. E. E. Jackson a stalk of as?
paragus two inches in circumference,
grown in the garden attached to Valle
Cruds. Who can beat it?
An excursion train over the Wilming?
ton, Columbia and Augusta Railroad,
yesterday, deposited a goodly number of
passengers in this oity, from the vicinity
The delightful weather, yesterday,
was a blessing to the little folks, white
and colored, hundreds of whom were in
attendance upon pio-nics and celebra?
tions iu and around Columbia.
The annual meeting of the stockhold?
ers of the Greenville and Columbia Rail?
road will be held in their hall, this day,
commencing at 10 o'clock.
Mr. CF. Jackson's "bargain counter"
is the centre of .attraction, and orowds
of ladies daily congr?gate around it.
Maj. J. A. Leland, Capt. Alex. Mc
Carley, and Drs. Black and MoCoy, who
have been confined iu jail in this city
for several weeks, on a charge of violat?
ing the Enforcement Act, were trans?
ferred to Charleston yesterday.
Messrs. Seibels & Ezell will sell to-day,
at 10 o'clock, in front of the Court House,
$23,000 State guaranteed Greenville and
The May number of the Rural Caro?
linian ia at hand, lacking nothing in its
usual interest. The artiole on "Smyrna
Figs" will suggest a new field of enter?
prise and industry, worthy of the atten?
tion of cultivators of the soil.
About 10 o'clook, last evening, a
steady and refreshing rain began falling.
The gardens and the streets needed rain
badly, and many will be the exclamations
of thauks for this shower. As we go to
press, the rain continues. "Old Proba?
bilities" was a little ahead of time yes?
BEFORE UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER
BOOZER.-The case of John Ellison,
charged with violating the Enforcement
Act in Laurens County, was postponed
until Friday next.
MAIII ARRANGEMENTS. -The Northern
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; closes 10.45
A. M. Charleston day mail opeus 4.30
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.15 A. M.; doses COO
P. M. Greenville mail opeus 6.45 P.
M. ; doses 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 12.30 A. M.; closes 12.30 P. M.
Wilmington mail opens 2.30 P. M.:
olosos 10.30 A. M. OD Sunday o lb ce
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
The following is the programme of
munie by the band of the 18th United
States Iufanlrv. Joseph Buohar. Master,
for May 2, 1872:
Hudson River Quickstep-G. E. Mas
Air and Finale from Opera Trovatore
Fort Dodge Galop-J. F. G. Smith.
Andaot aod Waltz-Bond.
We are pleased to reoord the advance?
ment of a young Columbian. By a
card received from Charleston, yester?
day, we learn that Mr. Robert S. Cath?
cart has been attached to the well known
firm of George W. Williams & Co., of
CharlestoD. Mr. Cathcart has boen con?
nected with this highly popular house
for several years as au agent, and the
announcement of his advancement will
be peculiarly gratifying to bia many
We were unavoidably prevented from
attending the May party of the Miases
Elmore, on Tuesday evening, but learn
from those who were present, that it waa
a truly brilliant affair. The young ora
tresses acquitted themselves admirably.
There was a large attendance of parents,
relatives and friends, who, iu imagina?
tion, traveled back a few years to the
May days when they participated actively
in the oelobratioD. After the speaking,
seta were formed, and au hour or two was
devoted to dancing, much to the delight
of young und old. Tbe Misses Elmore
are entitled to great credit for the admi?
rable manner ia which the whole affair
SUPREME COURT, WEDNESDAY, May 1,
The Court met at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justice Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Willard aod Wright.
The SUte ex rel. A. G. Rose, A. B.
Rose, David Geiger, J. C. Oothrao, exe
outer, South Caroliua Jookey Club, os.
City Council of CharlestoD. Motion re?
fused aod appeals dismissed in the seve?
ral oases. Opinion by Moses, 0. J.
Alva Gage et ai.% appellants, vs. the
Mayor aud Aldermen of the oity of
Charleston, respondents. Mr. Spratt re?
sumed his argument for appellants.
Messrs. Corbie, T. Y. Simons and Phil?
lips for respondents.
Riobard MoNamee, appellaut, vs. A.
G. Waterbbrry et al. Mr. Youmaoa for
At 3 P. M., the Court adjourned until
Thursday, 2d, at 10 A. M.
PARDONED. - Peter Morehead, (co?
lored,) convicted of grand larceny at a
late oonrt for Piokens Courtly, and sec?
tenoed to four years' imprisonment in
the State Penitentiary, hos been par?
doned by GOT. Scott, apon the recom?
mendation of Judge Orr and a large
number of influential citizens of said
County, including the prosecutor.
The residence of Mrs. No WHO m, on
Arsenal Hill, was entered last night by
one of the prowling villains who infest
oar city. He got into her bed-room
window, and just about that moment
her son woko up, and saw the burglar,
when he asked his mother the where?
abouts of his pistol. The intruder, not
liking the nature of the inquiry, jumped
out of the window, and unfortunately
escaped, without being shot. An onnoe
of lead in the carcass of one or more of
these rascals will effect more good
than a host of policemen or any peni?
Miss MCGOWAN'S MAY PARTY.-The
scholars connected with MIKS Olivia
McGowan's school had a pleasant time
of it last night, and highly gratified au
immense audienoe in Temperance Hall.
From the orowning of the youthful
queen to the song "God-night," the in?
terest in the proceedings was fully kept
up. At a quarter-past 10, the proceed?
ings in the hall were concluded, when
the majority of tho scholars and guests
repaired to the school-room, where we
leave them discussing the good things
with whioh the table was supplied.
Miss Lane, the Queen, will accept our
thanks for a, monster slice of her cake.
Messrs. Bice, Smith, Adams and Ly
Brand furnished i he music for the occa?
In the Supreme Court, yesterday,
Niles G. Parker, by his counsel, Attor?
ney-General Chamberlain, made his re?
turn to the rule issued by the Supreme
Court, requiring him to show cause why
a writ of mandamus should not issue re?
quiring him, as State Treasurer, to pay
over to C. J. Stoibrand, Superintendent
of tho State Penitentiary, certain appro?
priations made by the General Assembly
for the benefit of said institution, from
whioh we make the following extracts:
That it is not true, as set forth in aaid
petition of the said Carlos J. Stoibrand,
that the sum of $13,333.32 of the appro?
priation contained in Section 5 of an Aot
entitled "An Aot to make appropriations
and raise supplies for the fiscal year
oommenoing November, 1870," still re?
mains due and in the hands of the re?
spondent, as Stute Treasurer. To the
contrary, the books iu the Treasurer's
office show that the entire amonnt of the
appropriation of $80,000, authorized by
tho said section, has been paid to said
C. J. Stoibrand, with the exception of
the small remainder of eight cents.
"That, as State Treasurer, he haa paid
to said C. J. Stolbraud. Superintendent
as aforesaid, the sum of $6,666.66, on
account of the appropriation of 1871,
made by the General Assembly; and
that the whole amount of said appro?
priation would have been paid upon the
warrant of the Comptroller-General, if
respondent hod been pofseesed of suffi?
cient funds to enable him to do so; and
that there is at this time no funds in the
hands of respondent with whioh to meet
said appropriation or any part thereof,
nor has it been io his power to pay said
appropriation to any greater extent or
amount than has actually been paid.
"That he has never conceived it to bo
his duty, when appropriations ha re been
made by the General Assembly, to set
aside the said amounts of money so ap?
propriated, but, on the contrary, he has
regarded it his rtuty to pay all appropria?
tions equally and without discrimina?
tion, so long as ho was possessed of the
funds applicable thereto; and that at no
time since the passage of the Act last re?
ferred to has he been possessed of an
amount of funds sufficient to enable him
to set aside the several amounts therein
appropriated; and that he bas accordingly
paid the several appropriations made by
said Act without discrimination, BO long
aa be waa possessed of any ianda appli?
cable thereto; and that he is ready at all
times to pay said appropriation for the
said State Penitentiary, aa well as all
others made by law, whenever he shall
become possessed of funds."
And further says that be baa been
notified by the South Carolina Bank and
Trust Company that they hold three
warrants, amouuting to $2,700.86, which
wore drawn upon respondent as State
Treasurer, and that he has been informed
that the money npon aaid warranta waa
advanced to the aaid C. J. Stoibrand, aa
Superintendent of the said Penitentiary.
Upon motion of Mr. Tradewell, attor?
ney for C. J. Stoibrand, the farther hear?
ing of the case waa postponed until Fri?
day next, to allow him to file bia answer.
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