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MUNICIPAL OFFICERS-OTTY COLUMBIA.
COL. J. P. THOMAS. .
For Aldermen.-WARD NO. 1.
T. W. RADCLIFFE. >
WARD NO. 2.
C. A. BEDELL.
R. L. BRYAN.
O. 71. BATES.
WARD NO. 3.
W. P. GEIGER.
. W. <T. WALTER.
WARD NO. Ik.
W. C. SWAFFLELD.
L. P. MILLER._
Saturday Morning, June 6, 1868.
TUe 8 cc omi Convention.
It appears that the Districts of
Williamsburg* Orangeburg and Edge
field rather favor the movement sug?
gested in Charleston, and wo suppose
that they do so on the ground that
they are not . prepared to concede
qualified suffrage to the colored man.
Wo have reason, however, to doubt
whether publia sentiment would sus?
tain tho move against tho action of
tho April Convention-at least, in
Charleston and Edg'efield. We have
reason to declare that in both those
Districts there is a strong element that
favors the moderate polioy of tho said
April Convention; and we suggest
that the .assembling together .of 200
or 300 men in' Charleston and Edge
field can hardly be regarded as com?
mitting -those Distriots against the
movement which Hampton approves,
and which so many good and true
statesmen in the Stato have adopted.
For ourselves, we hope that tho
South Carolina Democracy will be
moderate and conservative and poli?
tic in their course. Tho great cause
of the South is now in danger, as wo
firmly believe and have reason to
say, from the extreme utterances of
Democratic gentlemen both North
A great issue is beforo us. Wc
firmly maintain tho rights of white
men, of course, and we stand by
the right of white men to political
control. But let us not go too far,
and thus fail to win. The fight be?
tween Grant and tho Democratic
nominee will bo a hard ono, and to
win in that fight our policy must
commend itself to tho enlightened
conservatism of tho whole country.
These aro our views; but, mon of
Charleston and Edgefield, lei us not
divide-South Carolina needs harmony
among her people.
Peculiarities of Ute Colored Mun
Tile Lite Election.
Those familiar with the character?
istics of the negro, as developed ic
tho South, ure not surprised at theil
wayward conduct. Wo hardly thiul;
that gratitude can be ranked ninon;
their chief virtues. They look ti
their immediate good. They let th?
boue go, and grasp at tho shadow
What waa their conduct during tin
times that tried mon's souls ? Some
ti DUM they acted handsomely. Bu
how often was it that tho trustee
servant aud tho most indulged turnot
and betrayed his benefactor, wbils
he who ^erha'^s had been sternh
dealt with, remained faithful ? Am
what their conduct uow ? Who ar<
tho Southern men, leaving out tin
carpet-bag crowd, that they now ph
their faith to throughout tho cntir
South ? Is it to the minister win
taught them tho word of God, o
the planter who built chapels fo
thom, and treated them humane!
and with uniform consideration
No. But they put their faith ii
those who were perhaps tho se veres
task-mastors, or in those who bough
and sold them, and who, withov
compunction, may perhaps havo vic
lated all tho decencies evon of tim
business. This is tho inconsistenc
of these people, and theso peculiar;
ties show how unfit thoy aro, as
mass, to exercise the privilege i
voting, whon thoy ^so often raiBO t
places of profit and trust tho vilei
scum in the community.
This is a beautiful stato of affaii
when, as in this District, Bevel
ly Nash, a negro man, controls tb
majority of tho votera-Uko an Afr
can King-and when Phineas Fraze
is elected to tho important office <
the Sheriffalty ! These aro on!
Borne of tho fruits of negro supremal
And yet there aro men whose bloo
flows slowly at the thought of thc;
unnatural abnormal events.
To the Democracy of - the :?ort h a rta
to Conservative Republican!.
We bave to report that in this Dis?
trict field hand r econ slr action prevails.
The Africans from/.'the, surrounding
.coan try Caine in duly trained, and aid?
ed by their negro masters of the city
(tee hau1 the master^' of the body, but
they liave the mastery of the soul)
and a few white men "dyed in the
wool," thoy carried tho politioal day,
and thus Sambo grins and says : '1 We
have gol thc d-d rebels!"
Thought* Upon Suffrage. From a
I.e tt < r of Daniel R. Goodiar, of North
No. 3.-EDMUND DUBHE ON SUF?
FRAGE.-Before quitting this branch
of my subject, I take the liberty of
recalling your attention to the opi?
nions of another great English
author, whose genius and character
I am aware you hold in the highest
esteem. I mean Edmund Burke.
Tho citations will bear chiefly on the
injustice of disfranchisng any class of
people, aa such, without reference'to
their qualifications., But bc insisted
on a property basia of voting, and
speaks of those who were in favor of
universal unrestricted suffrage as
fanatics. In his lotter to Sir Herculus
Langrishe, dated January 3,, 1792,
there occurs the following passage :
"It is one excellence of our Con?
stitution, that all our rights of pro?
vincial election regard rather proper?
ty than person. It is another, that
tho rights which approach more
nearly to the personal are most of
them corporate, and suppose a re?
strained and strict education of seven
years in some useful occupation."
I quote this and similar passages,
not because they express my own
ideas, but in order to show how far
removed was Mr. Burko from tho
policy which at onco disfranchises
the most intelligent and wealthy
class-the natural governing class
while the whole mass of illiterate
laborers, vagabonds and paupers are
enfranchised. In his "Reflections
on the Revolution in France," there
occurs this remark :
"Nothing is a due aud adequate
representation of a State that does
not represent its ability as well as its
property. But, as ability is a vigor?
ous and active principle, and as pro?
perty is sluggish, inert and timid, it
never can be safe from the invasions
of ability, unless it be, out of all pro?
portion pr?dominant in the repre?
This theory of Mr. Burke is, to
say the least, antipodal to that which
has made servile ignorance and pau?
perism "predominant in the repre?
sentation" over both ability and
The following passage, from the
same treatise, is very applicable to
the present times. Mr. Burke says :
"There is no qualification for Go?
vernment but virtue and wisdom,
actual or presumptive. Wherever
they are actually found, they have,
in whatever state, condition, profes?
sion or trade, the passport of lleaven
to human place and honor. Woe to
the country which would madly aud
impiously reject the service of tho
talents and virtues, civil, military or
roligiuos, thnt are given to grace and
to serve it, and would condemn to
obscurity everything formed to dif?
fuse lustre and glory around a State.
Woe to the country, too, that, jyassing
into thc opposite extreme, considers a
low education, a mean, contracted
view of things, a sordid, mercenary
occupation, as a proferablo title to
The following passage is from tho
lotter above quotod:
"In all considerations which turn
upon tho question of vesting or con?
tinuing tho State solely aud exclu?
sively in some description of citizens,
prudent legislators will consider how
far the general form and principles of
their Commomoealth render it fit to be
cast into an oligarchial shape, or to
remain always in it. * A ple?
beian oligarchy is a monster, and no
people, not absolutely domestic or pre?
dial slaves, will long endure it. * *
I hold it to bo absolutely impossible
for two millions of plebeians, com?
posing certainly a very clear and do
cided majority in that class, to be
como so far in love with six or seven
hundred thousand of their fellow
citizens, (to all outward appearance,v
plebeians like themselves, and many
of them tradesmen, servants, and
otherwise inferior to somo ofetliem,)
as to seo_ with satisfaction, or even
with patience, an exclusive power
vested in them, by which constitution
I ally they become tho absoluto mas?
ters, and by the manners derived
from their circumstances, must be
capable of exercising upon them,
daily and hourly, an insulting and
Such wore the opinions entertained
by Mr. Burko in regard to a "ple?
beian oligarchy," and its power to
govern a plebeian pooplo. If he de?
scribed such a government as a mon?
ster, and declared that none but
domestio or predial slnvc3 "would
long onduro it," what language
would he omploy in designating
these Sonthern "reconstructed" go?
vernments, in which rccontly eman?
cipated African slaves constitute tho
oligarchy, while their old Caucasian
masters lmvo become their disfran?
Belle?Boyd wears a string of small
bells as a necklace.
Ia accordance with the call .pub?
lished in our city paper, a well at?
tended meeting of the Club assem
bled at Gregg's Hall, Inst evening, at
half-past 8 o'clock. Gani; W;- Bv
Stanley, President of tho Club, took
the Chair, and stated that the meeting
had been called in accordance with1 a
suggestion from tho Executive Com?
mittee, to nominate to the Demoora
tio Convention, to be held on the 4th
July, in New York, one additional
delegate from this Congressional Dis?
trict, and two for the State at large.
Col. J. P. Thomas, referring to the
Tesult of the recent election, deli?
vered a most eloquent and encourag?
ing address, prompting tho Demo?
crats to renewed exertion in the
future, and predicting success iu any
event, either with or without the aid
upou which some hope had been
based. Ho then offered the follow?
ing resolutions, which wer o unani?
mously adopted :
Resolved, That tho Central Demo?
cratic Club of Bichland, though
defeated in the recent election, re?
affirm their principles and resolves,
and announce their determination to
contiuue their efforts in behalf of
their cause until they achieve tho
success that awaits thom.
Resolved, That wo urge it upon all
our fellow-citizens in sympathy with
our cause, that they come forward
and enroll themselves as members of
this Club-to tho cud tbnt a united
effort be made to regain that control
of our property nnd our interests
which of right belongs to us.
Maj. Gibbes, referring to the object
of tho meeting, nomiuated for tho
State at large, Wade Hampton, J. 'P.
Thomas; alternates, Gabriel Cannon,
D. Wyatt Aiken.
For this Congressional District, J,
H. Rion ; alternate, H. A. Meetze.
These nominations were duly put
to the meeting aud confirmed unani?
On motion, the meeting adjourned.
W. B. STANLEY, Chairman.
? R. O'NEAIIE, Secretary.
Meeting of the Democratic Associa?
The Kershaw District Democratic
Association met ou Monday, June 1,
at 12 o'clock m., the President in the
Ohair. Tho President having called
the Association to order, on motion
of Col. W. M. Shannon, a Commit?
tee of Five was appointed to prepare
business for the meeting. The Com?
mittee consisted of Col. W. M. Shan?
non, Gen. J. D. Kennedy, Dr. J. L
Trantham, Dr. T. S. McDow and Mr.
After consultation, the Committee
submitted tho following resolutions,
which wero adopted:
1. That "The Kershaw District
Democratic Club" unite most heartily
and sincerely with the sentiments
expressed at a recent Democratic
meeting in Charleston, so far as they
convey a desiro for unity and har?
mony among the white people of the
State-satisfied that, shorn of all
numerical force, our power must lie
in u moral strength, which cannot
exist in divided counsels.
2. That wo would gladly meet in
council thoso in whose integrity and
principles we have entire confidence,
behoving that they aud wo differ only
in views of the policy likely to pro?
duce the desired result, but we are
reluctantly constrained to perccivo
that in the programme suggested, as
well as in tho spirit exhibited at the
meeting in Charleston, seeds of dis?
trust and discord aro apparent, which
would inevitably produce serious and
distracting divisions, and too, upon
unnecessary poiuts, of whioh a Con?
stitutional Democratic Convention
could not consistently nssumo juris?
3. That, therefore, we respectfully
decline to join the Convention called
to assemble in Columbia, on Monday
next, tho 8th of June, and instead,
suggest, as additional nominees to
the "National Democratic Conven?
tion," to assemble in New York, in
July next, tho following names:
For tho Slate at Large-Hon. W.
D. Porter, Hon. Wado Hampton.
For First Congressional District
Hon. John A. Iuglis.
Respectfully submitted by
W. M. SHANNON, Ch'mn.
The following anecdote is related
of the English Court: Ono Queen
Somebody-possibly Charlotte, and
it may be Victoria-was unwell, and
it became necessary to rub her queen?
ly hoad with brandy. A bottle was
bought and used, and Hor Majesty's
rum-seller in ordinary was ordered to
supply one daily. Sumo twenty years
after, a bill was brought in for soven
thousand three hundred and odd bot?
tles of brandy, ns many of gin, and
about twico as much of ale and other
varieties of spiritual confectionery. *
[Wo adviso Heinitsh to send on
some of his "Queen's Delight" over
tho water.-ED. J
Tho following named gentlemen
havo been elected officers of tho Na?
tional Typographical Society:
President, Robert MoKechnie, of
New York; First vice-President, Gi?
rard Stith, of Now Orleans; Second
Vice-Presidont, Goorgo W? McDon?
ald, of Chicago; Recording Secre?
tary and Treasurer, John Collins, of
. Cincinnati; Corresponding Secretary,
l-Wm. A. Turnor, of Philadelphia.
. Abbeville District names' to tbe
? Central Executive Committee, for the
National .Democratic Convention:
For tho Stato at large-Hon. J. B.
Campbell^ Col. J. P. Thomas; al?
ternates-Hon. W. D. Porter, Col.'
?V W. Mollaster. For Third Con?
gressional District-Hon. W. D.
Simpson; alternate-Hon. F. W.
Orangeburg nominates for the
State at large-Gen. Wnde Hamp?
ton, Chancellor J. P. Carroll. For
that Congressional District-Gen. M.
Kershaw nominates for State at
large-Hou. Wade Hampton, Hon.
Wt D. Porter. For First Congres?
sional District-Hon. John A. Inglis.
Bichland nominates for State at
large-Wade Hampton, J. P. Tho?
mas; Gabriel Cannon, and D. Wyatt
Aiken, alternates. For this Congres?
sional District-J. H. Rion; Henry
A. Meetze, alternate.
We do not feel at liberty to with?
hold the following communication :
RICHLAND JA.IL, Juno 5, 1868.
MK. EDITOB : Sir-My kind jailor
informed me, this morning, that Mr.
Frazee bad been dec ?.ed Sheriff, and
J will therefore have tho hanging of
mo on Friday, the-. If a
condemned white man has any rights
whtitcver, let me protest against this
outrage. Tho law did condemn mo
to be hung, but it was understood
that no such man as Mr. Frazee was
to do my hanging. It is a right
guaranteed to me to be huug by a
white man, as such, and I say again,
sir, if I hang for it, that I won't bo
hung by Mr. F. ; and, if he docs try
it, I'll die hard, and may the Ku
Klux Klan avenge my insulted manes.
Yours, very respectfully,
THE ELECTION.-Returns, so far as
received from the several boxes in
this District, up to the hour of going
to press, indicate the succeess of the
conservative ticket by a large majori?
ty. Tho vote will probably be a
small one. The following is tho vote
at thc several named boxes on Tues?
Clay Hill-Conservative, 72; radi?
cal,. 10. Rock Hill-Conservative,
200; radical, 3. Bethel-Conserva?
tive, 70; radical, -. Hickory
Grove-Conservative, 121; radical, ?)..
Yorkville-Conservative, 430; radi?
We have been unable to obtain
positive returns from other boxes,
but hear of conservative majorities
from several. - Yorkville Enquirer. ?
of tho recent election have been re
ceivod to indicate that the District
has gone Democratic by au aggregate
majority of nearly 300.
\nnEVTLLE.-As far as heard from,
are as follows: Democrats, 1,214;
radicals, 1,006. Democratic majori?
MARION.-Tho Sheriff and Clerk of
the Court, both Democrats, aro
NEWBERRY.-Whole number of
votes 2,039. Elected-T. Pavsinger,
Sheriff; T. Lake, Clerk of Court; J. |
Y. Peterson, Probate Judge; William
Summers, School Commissioner;
George Brown, T. M. Jenkins, and
Sam. Dugan, colored, County Ooni
We presume the above was a com?
bination ticket. i
Now AND THEN.-At Riddle's bo::,
in Lexington, tho votes stood, in
April-Radicals, 108; Democrats, 48.
Radical majority, 60. Now it stands
Radicals, 82; Democrats, 74. Majori?
ty for radicals, 8. Six whites voled
tho radical ticket, and six colored
voted the Democratic ticket.
A French country cure has found a
new argument to show tho existence
of Providence. Ho latoly said to his
parishioners, who aro largely ougaged
in raisiug early vegetables:
"Perhaps you have sometimes
asked yourselves why God did not
give to asparagus two succulent ouds
instead of ono. And yet, if it had
been so, tho eater would have had
nothing to take hold of in lifting it
to his mouth!"
The Agricultural Credit Society of
France . reports tho total movement
of funds throughout its branches,
for 1807, at about $035,000,000 in
Tho largest Roman Catholic Cathe?
dral in tho United States is about to
bo erected in Brooklyn, N. Y. It is
expected to cost Sl.200,000.
Wo hear from various sources that
the radicals havo nearly played out in
Henry, so far as white men aro con?
Tho Albany Argus says: "The sys?
tem at Washington ?3 to govern the
North by fal sel io od and tho South by
force, and to pillago both soctions.""
Tho question of suffrogo in each
Stato belongs to the State, and Con?
gress has no authority, whatever, to
interfere w.'th or control Stato laws
and regulations in regard to suffrage.
A duel was fought in Savannah,
Ga., on tho 3d instant, between two
negroes. O.ne was killed.
We luve been requested to say
that tho Doraocrutic Convention will I
meet on Monday evening next, in
the ball of Niekerson's Hotel.
' We have reoeived DeBow for May
and June. Aa usual, it is filled with
matter bearing upon the industrial
development of the ?South. It is a
GBEEN TURTLE SOUP.-This morn?
ing, nt ll o'clock, at tho Exchange
Restaurant, in rear of Gregg's s>tore,
green turtle,soup will bo served up.
Mr. Clendining will please accept
our thnnks for a sample of his tine
MEETING OF TUE DEMOCRATIC
CLUB.-A large and enthusiastic
meeting of the Club took place lust
evening. Defeat does not dampen
the ardor and determination of the
Richland Democracy. We refer the
reader to the official proceedings
One of the most interesting of our
State exchanges is the Yorkville
Enquirer, a handsomely printed and
largo newspaper, and filled with
excellant matter. Our friend, Mr. J.
Wood Davidson, is an able contribu-1
tor to its columns, and tho other edi?
tors ure also able and accomplished.
We have received no official re?
turns of the Richland election. Ru?
mor says that SODIO of the country
boxes have been spirited away. Cer?
tainly, there has been some bungling,
and the report of the votes in our
estimate of yesterday is regarded as
falliug far short of Democratic ex?
CAROLINA HOUSE-By ALTEE &
BARRY.-To-day at ll, and at 1
o'clock, there will be a nice lunch.
Those who want something for the
"inner man," will call and be re?
freshed and "reconstructed."
The employees of the Phoenix
were agreeably surprised, yesterday
afternoon, by Messrs. Altee & Barry,
with a waiter full of glasses contain
I ing juleps, soda, lemonade, &o. We
commend them to tho thirsty pnblic.
Tho radical Sheriff elect was sere?
naded, Inst night, by" a crowd of 300
or 400 negroes. He made a brief
speech, of which we shall not at
tempt a synopsis at this late hour,
but thank him, however, for his al?
lusion to tho "subtle press and its
talented editors." During the de?
livery of his speech, he was frequent?
ly hissed by some soldiers of tho gar?
rison, whose barracks are opposite
Our merchants and citizens gene?
rally will not forget the Democratic
draymen, mechanics and tradesmen,
&o., of our city. One Ray that
beamed upon ns has gono out in
darkness, and he who teas, is so no
moro. They who think ?o little of
Democratic patrons will not desire
their patronage. So each party will
bo satisfied. Let men try tho aryu
mcntum ad hominem. Mond argu?
mentation is at a discount.
A NEW ESTABLISHMENT FOR CO?
LUMBIA.-We are pleased to loam, on
undoubted authority, that a compa?
ny has been organized, with abun?
dant capital, to opon n" new livery
stable in this city. Every article
about the establishment will bo first
class. New omnibuses, carriages,
buggies, bretts, &c, ka., of the
latest stylo and finish, which will af?
ford our citizens and tho traveling
public nn opportunity of riding, at
reasonable charges, in a handsome
turnout, owned by Southern men.
Our lately elected radical Sheriff,
Mr. Frazee, who purchased the sta?
bles formerly conducted by Mr.
Hitchcock, will soon discover that
worn-out vehicles and cid horses,
costing in all over $10,000, will not
pay as an investment. They will be
left to his colored friends in olection
times, and he will realize, by actual
experience, that negro votes and ne?
gro patronage will not support n live?
ry stable. No radical legislation can
compel our citizens to rido in his
vehicles, and wo are much mistaken
ii thoy would not select to rido in a
street cart, or shoulder their trunk
and walk, in preference to riding or
using, on any terms, the vehicles of
a man, tho beauty of whoso well
known private virtues accords well
with his public career.
We. haye "receive.d tho. ^Public
Spirit, called a magazine fdr the
million, and which seems filled with
We have been requested to state
that the Bight Reverend Dr. P?rsico
-will give confirmation in the Catholic
Church, to-morrow, at 7 A. M., and
at 10 o'clock will doliver a sermon on
the "Infallibility of the Church."
Tho public aro invited to attend.
The election hero in Richland has
not turned out as wc expected. We
had reason to believe that the Demo?
cratic gain would have been greater ;
but we care not now to disouss this
matter. Let ns look ahead and
We presumo that a Convention,
composed at least of delegates from a
few Districts, will assemble here on
Monday next. If this Convention is
held, we trust that nn effort will be
[made to avoid anything like division
^n the State. For ourselves, we are
ready to sacrifice everything eave
principle to have harmony.
MAH. ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8}?
a. m. to 7 p. m. On Sundays, from
4 to 5 p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at4)? p. m., and
close at 8}? p. m. Charleston night
mail open 8J.< a. m., close 4>? p. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
8,'<i a. ru., closes at 2.45 p. m.
Greenville-Opon for delivery 5}?
. m., closes at 8% p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special at
tention is called to the following ad?
vertisements, published for the first
time this morning:
Carolina National Bank.
J. S. McMahon-Proposals.
Orlando Z. Bates-Notice.
.Apply at this Office-To Rent, etc.
O. F. Harrison-Principal Wanted.
J. & T. R. Agnew-Corn..
CAROLINA NATIONAL BANE,
COLUMBIA, S. C.
li. D. Cim.ns, Prea't. Maj. JNo. PRESTON, jr.
Dr. J. W. PAUK cit. EDWAUD HOPE.
GEOBQB W. SWEI*SOX, of North Carolina.
W. B. GOEICK, C. J. InEOELL,
THE CAROLINA NATIONAL BANK,
OF COLUMDIA, will deal in Exchange.
Gold and Silver Coin, and do a general
Banking Business. The accounts of mer?
chants and others in Columbia, and in the
tow ii R and country conuootod with it by
business, aro respectfully solicited.
Collections attended to carefully and re?
mitted for promptly. Loans made on gold
coin and other collateral security.
COLOMBIA, S. C;, Juno G, 18G8. June 6
To Wood Contractors.
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLUJOIIA, June 5,18(18.
PROPOSALS to furnish the City Water
Works with 30(1 cords host quality
LONG-LEAF PINE WOOD, to be dofivorod
and cordod in tho yard of tho Water Works,
will bo received by tho City Council, and
awarded to tho lowest biddor. Bids to bo
left at this offico, on or before the 16th in?
By order of tho City Council.
J. S. MoMAHON, City Clerk.
June G 8
THE Stockholders of the Elmwood Ce?
metery Company aro hareby notiiied
that there will ho an ANNUAL MEETING
hold THIS DAY. at 10 o'clock a. m., at my
residence. ORLANDp Z. BATES,
Juno G 1* Secretary and Treasurer.
A FURNISHED HOUSE, in a desirable
l\. part of tho city. Possession given at
ALSO, rou ?IALE,
A FINE MILCH COW. Applv at this
Place. _June G 3
Palmetto Lodge No. 5,1. 0. 0. F.
#APPLICATIONS will bo re?
ceived for tho PRINCIPAL of
Palmetto Lodge School. Per?
sons applying will address
their communications to tho
Secretary. Ry order of the N.
G. C. F. HARRISON, Secretary.
Corn! Corn! Corn!
PRIME WHITE CORN, at $1.80 per
bushol-bags iucluded. In atoro and
lor sale by J. 4, T. R. AGNEW.
Juno 6 _"_
j g ?333031 A '"'-octavo PIANO. Terms
If^iff a1, ? APl}1y afc tnis o?lee.
CHOICE COUNTRY HAMS-quality
vory snnorior-at 20 conts per pound.
In store and for sale by
May 31 3 J. ft. T. R. AGNEW.
STATE BILLS AT PAR,
FOR all SHELF GOODS, at
FISHER <fc LOWRANCE'S.
Jj} ne 5_
??: COOLING MEDICINES^
SOLUTION CITRATE MAGNESIA,
Chesnut Grovo Whiskey,
For salo by
FISHER & HEINITSH.
1 Juno S Pharmacitts.