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COLUMBIA, S. Cv
Saturday Monxinp, February 27, 1868.
Tolbert'* Tea tl JU ?ny.
The Abbeville Press publishes the follow?
ing, with reforeuoe to the statements made
by W. K. Tolbert :
This man, it seems, has been induced to
snrreuder himself-bas beeu hired by pro?
mises of pardon and reward to do the dirty
work of Solomon li. Huge. If not equal
to the "wiokedest mon iu New York," he is
certainly tito wickedest mau that was ever
in Abbeville. He now adds perjury to his
many other crimes, and yet he is to be re?
warded for bis villainies. Tho carpet-bag?
gers profess great horror of violence, yot
they claim that they huvo a much greater
desire to promoto their schemes to secure
office and plunder, thau to punish law?
breakers. They have the greatest offender
now in their possession-ono who by his
own confession is a murderer-vet they for
givo all, aud take thuir stund on his testi?
mony, because be commits perjury for
them. They do not wish to punish Tolbert
ka}! ?* much as they desire to disparage
tho Democrutio party, by perjury and sub?
ornation of perjury. Wo wonder whether
the whole testimony of Tolbert lias been
published, t r ouly garbled extracts of tho
same? Was ho asked whether he did not
surrender himself? Whether bo is not now
kept in jail and guarded day and night by
radical pimps aud procurers of falso testi?
mony? Whether he was not promised a
pardon for swoariug falsely, and how much
of the reword was promised him?
Until tho production of this testimony
we were not aware that H?ge was so hard
pressed in his effort to claim a seat to which
ho ia not entitled. Wo thought he relied
upon his pur ty in Washington to admit him
per/as el nefas. We did uot think ho would
descend so low ns to bribe a strolling assas
sin-to induce by offers of clemency and
reward, so base a fellow to become an in
former, and to add to his other crimes tin
"deep damnation" of perjury. Verily b<
is pressed to the wall, when hu has to make
such desperato shifts. H?ge wants to gc
to Congress, and truly tho prize must bi
very alluring which could prompt means si
despicable to secure it.
So far as tho Democratic party is con
cerned, Tolbert's testimony is a tissue o
falsehoods. Wo trust to procuro for on
next issue the testimony of every ono whoo
ho names, flatly contradicting his state
menta in every particular. lu another cc
Ininti wo give the testimony of managers o
Cokcsbury aud Greenwood, which wa
takeu before Judge Hill, during the pai
week, and before Tolberts testimony roache
us, and which establishes the fact of th
fairness of tho election at those points. W
also give tho certificate of Major Lelunc
which furnishes a full vindication of th
Democracy of Greenwood.
CEBTIEICATE OF J. A. IlBIiAKD, ESQ.
My attention having been called to thi
part of the published deposition of Wm. I
Tolbert, relating to tho "Democratic Civ
at Greenwood," I cannot hesitate, in justit
to that club, to make the following stat
I served as President of that club, fro
its organization until about the middle
September last, when I visited the North
seek aid for an educational enterprise, ai
was gone until after the Presidential ch
tion. ' The club I considered a legitimo
party organization, most of its constitute
and by-laws having been copied from
printed pamphlet emanating from Rimil
clubs in New York. A full record of :
proceedings was kept by tho Secretary
all times open, and now open to the inspi
tion of tho publie. I deny most empha
cally any connection directly or indireol
between what is known as the Ku Kl
Klan and tho Democratic Club of Grut
wood. If there was such an organizati
in tho neighborhood of Greenwood or a
where else in the County, I knew nothi
of it while serving as President, nor hav<
been convinced of its existence since i
return. As to the appointment of a sec
committee to break up Union Leagues
killing their leaders, a simple publication
tho list of members of that club would
the most effectual auswer.
J. A. LELAND
DEPOSITION OF MIIJTON OSBOBXD, MANAC
Ausw?r to 1st interrogatory:
I am a citizen of the County of Abbevi
I voted at the election for members of C
g;es held on the 3d day of November 1.
at Greenwood precinct.
Answer to 2d interrogatory:
I was ono of the managers at 6aid i
cinct. Thomas H. McCurry and John
Sharp were the other managers.
Auswer to 3d interrogatory:
Tho said managers were all regnh
sworn, and tho said election was in all ot
respects conducted according to law.
Answer to ?Ith interrogatory:
The said managers did Dot receive
vote of any persons who was not regul:
registered. No "non-resident" offered
Answer to 5th interrogatory:
The said managers did not refuse ti
reive any legal vote of any citizen who
regularly registered. On the contrary
forts were made to induce several persoi
vote, who were known to the said mann
to be registered voters. Snell refuse!
vote, giving no reasons that I heard for 1
Answer to Gth interrogatory:
The said election was conducted pi
ably and quietly throughout, and was i
respects as orderly as any election I
attended. There was no distnrbauco a
polls. There was no show of force wh
e\er that I saw or heard of to deter or
vent any person from voting. I was a
polls all day.
Answer to 7th interrogatory:
No person at sait] precinct was rel
the exercise of the privilege or right of
Answer to 8th interrogatory:
The said managers did not refuse to re?
ceive the vote of any one, either white or
Answer to 9th interrogatory:
I cannot say positively how many colored
men voted on that day at said precinct. I
t think about forty. All of these voted the
Democratio ticket. There waB not a radical
vote taken ou that day at ?aid precinct.
DEPOSITIONS OF lt. D. CONNOB, MANAOEB AT
Answer to 1st interrogatory:
I om a citizen of the County of Abbevillo,
and voted nt tho election for member of
Congress, at tho election held on tho 3d No?
vember last, nt the Cokesbnry precinct.
Answer to 2d interrogatory:
I was a malinger, and tho other managers
were M. G. Ziegler and P. W. Connor.
Answer to 3d interrogatory:
The managers wore all reglarly sworn and
the election was conducted strictly accord?
ing to law.
Answer to 4th interrogatory:
Tho managers received tho votes of no
persons, who were not regularly registered.
No non-residents were allowed to vote and
none offered to vote.
Answer to 5th interrogatory:
Tho malingers refused to receive tho votes
of nono who vere regularly registered. All
were admitted. I know of nothing further
on this point.
Answer to 6th interrogatory:
There was a detachment of United State?
troops, under tho charge of a peace officer,
stationed near tho polls to preserve order,
but there was no occasion for their services,
as tho election was conducted quietly one
peaceably and there was no disorder or dis?
Auswer to 7tU interrogatory:
. There was no intimidation whatever, ant
no ono was refused the right of voting.
Auswer to 8th interrogatory:
The managers refused the votes of none
No colored men wero refused tho right o
Auswer to 9th interrogatory:
There wero lf>0 or 200 colored voters, o
whom a majority wore Democratic.
L. D. CONNOR
Sworn to and subscribed before me, thi
19th February, 1869. WM. HILL,
J. Pro., A. C., S. C.
THE GBKEK SETTLEMENT.-lu acceptioj
tho conclusions of tho Paris Conference
Greece seems to have wisely considere
that "discretion is the better part of valor.
Turkey has conducted herself throughon
tho controversy with moderation and dig
nity, as she appears to have done in all he
diplomatic intercourse of late years, whethc
with friends or enemies. The great powei
represented in the Conference reservo t
themselves tho right to protect tho live
properly aud interests of tho Christian ii
habitants of Turkey. It can pcarcely I
supposed that Ibero will bo auy great degri
of difficulty in accomplishing this, as Tu
key has been making steady advances ;
toleration and justice, and the most impo
tant posts in the service of the Porte a
held by Christians of tho Greek Churc
its representatives abroad and its governu
at home. Tho value of tho result accoi
plished by tho Paris Conference is, that
war between Oreeco and Turkey would,
all probability, have involved the whole
A Georgiii paper declares that the Repu
hean party of that State is now "hopeless
split iu twain." One faction is headed
Governor Bullock, who wants tho Sti
again kicked out of the Union, and t
other is beaded by tho Atlanta Era. T
Bullock wing hud a meeting at Atlanta
the night of the 15th, and resolved "tl
reconstruction was not complete in Ge
ghi," whereupon, tho Era avers that "I
meeting did not represent tho sentiments
the Rep?blicas party in Georgia," and p
tests against tho proceedings of all si
NINE TAILORS MAKE A MAN.-The fol!?
ing facetious account of tho origin of t
saying, is from thc British Apollo: "It h
pened ('tis no grout matter in what ye
that eight tailors, having] finished cousit
able*'pieces of work nt tho house of a <
tain person of quality, and received all
money eltio for the same, a virago serv
maid of the house, observing them to
but slender built animals, and in tl
mathematical postures on their shop bon
appearing but so many pieces of men,
solveel to encounter and pillage them on
road. The better to compass her elesi
she procured n very terriblo great b!
pudding, which, having waylaid them,
presented at tho breast of* tho forem
They, mistaking tho prop of life for an
struuient of death, nt least, a blundcrb
readily yielded np their money; but
not contented with that, severely discipli
them with a cudgel she carried in tho o
hand, all which they boro with aphiloso
cal resignation. Thus eight, not being
to copo with ono wooau, a ninth has I
added, that success might crown tho i
forcement." However, to their etc
honor bo it spoken, thc^y spend their ci
days in attacking, liko warriors, the ?rei
and outer works ot tho combined masse
mankind, and that with a lance but
inches long, and armed no farther thar
It sounds qiificr, hut tho seal of the
State of Alaska ought t<? bea seal,
SIXTY-FIFTH DAY'S I'ROCttKDINOS.
THOBSDAY, February. 25.-The Senate as?
sembled ai ll ?. M.
Senators Arnim and Hayes obtained leavo
The Ho uso returned to the Sent'te a bill
further to amend tho Act.3 incorpora iug tho
University o? South Carolina. JTho liilo
was ohanged to that of an Act, and ord red
to be enrolled.
The report and estimate of the Board of
County Commissioners of Newberry Coun?
ty, relativo to the amount necessary to meet
tho expenses of nulia bona tax executions,
costs on tax oxecutious, educational pur?
poses over and above what is authorized to
be collected and paid by said board, was re?
ferred to tho Committee, on Claims.
The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom
was referred a bill to regulato and define
tho law of divorce, reported back tho sanio,
willi a recommendation that tho bill do
pass. Also, a bill to increase tho lien of
Magistrate's executions, with a recommend?
ation that tho bill do pass, and tho title
amended to read "A bill to establish Ibo
lieu of Magistrates." Also, a bill to pr??
vido for tho enumeration of tho inhabitants
of this State, with a recommendation that
all after tho enacting clause bo stricken out,
and tho bill amended by inserting tho sub?
stituto herewith reported by tho committee.
Ordered for consideration to-morrow.
Tho Committee on Engrossed Bills re?
ported as duly and correctly engrossed, and
ready for a third reading, tho followiug
bills: To recharter the ferry across th? Sa?
luda Uiver, in Lexington County, hereto?
fore known as Youngoncr's Eerry; to incor?
porate tho town of Picken3.
The Senate bill to regulate tho agencies
of insurance companies not incorporated in
this State, was laid on the table.
The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom
was referred a bill to amend an Act entitled
"An Act to license certain persons herein
named to act as pilots, and to pr?vido the
ternis upon which they shall hereafter be
licensed," recommend that tho bill do not
pass. Ordered for consideration to-mor?
Tho Committeo on Incorporations, tc
whom was recommitted a bill to incorporate
tho Independent Telegraph Company, with
instructions to amend tho bill by inserting
a provision giving tho General Assembly
power at any timo to alter tho charter ol
said company, reported back tho same, with
a recommendation that tho voto whereby
tho Senuto recommitted tho bill with in
struetions be reconsidered, and the bill In
taken up for a third reading. Tho bill re
ceived its third reading, and was ordered tc
bo sent to tho House.
A bill to recharter tho bridge across thc
Savannah Uiver, at Hamburg, was reconsi
dcred, and referred to thu Judiciary Com?
A bill to incorporate the South Carolin::
Improvement and Trust Company, wai
read by its title, and referred to the Com
mitteo on Incorporations.
A number of bills received a second read
Tho Committee on Incorporations, ti
whom was referred Section ll of a bill ti
alter and nmcud the charter of tho town o
Greenville, and for other purposes, to ic
quiro whether said section waa in violatio:
of tho Constitution of this State, report?e
back tho same, with an expression of th
opinion A tho committeo thut Section ll i
not in violation of the Constitution of tb
State, and a recommendation that said sec
tion be adopted.
Tho Committee on Railroads, to whot
was referred bills to charter tho Florene
and Lancaster Railroad and the Manchcste
and Augusta Railroad, reported back th
same, with a recommendation that the bill
do pass. Ordered for consideration to-moi
The report of the Committee on Publi
Buildings, on Message No. 34 of tho G<
vernor, with accompanying estimate b
Mr. Clark Waring, proposing to finish u
so much of tho new Stato House as may I
necessary to accommodate tho Legislativ
Executive and Judicial Departments of tl
Slate, was read, and after discussion, wi
made thu special order for to-morrow, at
A resolution relative to proxies to repr
sent the interests of tho State in tho Grcei
ville and Columbia Railroad Company mee
ings, was read and amended by striking o
the names "B. F. drayton," and "E. S.
Hayes," aud inserting C. \V. nlontgomei
and HutsOD J. Lomax.
HOUSE OE REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 M.
Tho Committee on Incorporations i
ported favorably on a Senate bill to alt
and amend an Act entitled "Au Act to i
corporato the village of Kingstree." Als
on a bill to incorporate the Dorn Mini]
and Manufacturing Company, of Son
Carolina, and recommend that the bill i
pass, with an amendment.
Tho Committee on Railroads report
favorably on a concurrent resolution i
questing tho Congress of tho Unit
tStute.n to aid the construction of t
Memphis, El Faso and Southern Trai
Continental Railroad. Adopted and sent
tho Seuato. Also, reported favorably on
Senuto bill to alter and amend an Act en
tied "An Act to alter and amend thc char
of tho King's MountaioftailroadCompany
passed tho l?th DeceuWer, 1851.
Tho Committee on Ways and Means,
whom was referred the report of Hon. J.
Nengle, Comptroller-General, of paymei
mado uudor the provisions of tho Act on
tied "Au Act to regulate tho foes of SI
riffs for dieting persons confined in ji
and to provide for tho more expeditic
payment thereof," approved December :
1800, beg leavo to report that they ht
carefully examined the same, with acca
panying vouchers, which thoy find stric
correct, and all tho accounts audited in
cordanco with law. and the provisions of i
Act aforesaid. The report was received oe
The Committee on Engrossed Acts re?
ported as dui} and oorreotly engrossed, and
ready for a third reading, a bill to provide
for the revision and consolidatiou of the
statute laws of the 6tate of South Carolina.
Read and returned to tho Senate with
The Committee on Claims reported on
sundry accounts, together with tho reports
of tho Committee on Claims fo?* the Senate,
and recommended concurrence.
Tho Committeo on Roads, Bridges and
Ferries reported favorably ou a (Senate)
joint resolution authorizing tho County
Commissioners of Oconeo County to seil the
interest of tho Stnto in tho Koo we i and
Tuckaseegee Turnpike Road. Also, re?
ported on a bill to pr?vido for the erection
of a free, bridge across tho Coogaree River,
and recommended that the bill do not pass,
as tho committee were of tho opiuiou that
tho Counties that would ho bencfittod
should build tho bridge. Ordered to lie
over for n second reading.
The. Committeo OU Enrolled Acts re?
ported as duly eurolled, and ready for rati?
fication, nu Act to incorporate tho Colum?
bia Building and Loan Association.
The petitions of John Taggart mid James
II. Cobb, of Abbeville, for removal of polit?
ical disabilities, wero ordered to lie over for
The petition of Mrs. E. E. Moore, of An?
derson, asking to be relieved from a double
tax, was referred.
A bill to authorize Sylvanns Mayo to
build a wharf and collect wharfage in the.
town of Beaufort, was read aud referred.
Tho following preamble and concurrent
resolution, was referred to tho Committee
on Federal Relations:
Whereas, the United States Government
owns nearly or quito two-thirds of the taxable
property of the incorporated town of Beau?
fort, for which, of course, no tax is paid
either to tho Stato of South Carolina or to
tho towu of Beaufort, thereby burdening
the people of said town much more heavily
than would We the case if said property was
sold to the tax-payers of said place; and
whereas, said property is fast goiug to de?
cay, uncared for as it now is; therefore,
Resolved, That this House of Representa?
tives of South Carolina, the Senate concur?
ring, request tho Congress of tho United
States to take such actiou ns they may
deem proper, through their direct Tax
Commissioners or otherwise, as will place
said property beforo tho people of said
town of Beaufort for sale, and that our Se?
nators and Representatives in Congress be
requested to aid any measure which may be
brought beforo tho Congress of the United
States having such purpose in view.
The petitiou of Mr. James L. Barnwell,
praying the General Assembly not to pass a
bill authorizing certain parties therein men?
tioned to build a wharf and collect wharfage
in the town of Beaufort, was referred.
A joint resolution, that the Stato Trea?
surer be, and ho is hereby, instructed to
pay tho account of R. H. Rico .t Co.,
$7,326.62, for articles furnished the State
Penitentiary, in United States currency or
its equivalent in bills receivable, was refer?
red to the Committeo on Ways and Means.
Tho accounts of Jacob Willimau, for ser?
vices rendered in Court of Appeals, as Mes?
senger nnd Librarian, and Joseph Dowees,
M. D., of Beaufort County, for post mortem
examination, wero reforrad.
A memorial of the citizens of Timmons
ville, for tho removal of tho County seat of
Darlington County from Darlington to
Timmousvillo, was referred.
A bill proscribing the mode of electing
Clerks, Sheriff and Probato Judges, waa
read and referred.
Tho accounts of Messrs John R. Snead
and M. C. Conner, for teaching public
schools, aud of A. D. Hoko. M. D., of
Greenville, for medicine furnished and at?
tendance on prisoners in jail, wero referred.
The Senate sent to tho House bills to in?
corporate tho Independent Telegraph Com?
pany, and to amend tho charter of the Sul?
phuric Acid and Super-phosphate Company;
which wero read pud referred.
A bill to conlirm and declaro valid tho re
cent election for Mayor and Aldermen of |
tho city of Charleston, was read the .second j
time, 'iud orderetl to bo engrossed.
XL, o o ?x X Ito mn & . ?
Wo learn thu* Dr. B. W. Taylor bas been
removed from his position as physician to
tho penitentiary, and Dr. Boozer, a brother
of the Judge, appointed in his place.
Sun-shine, rain, sleet and snow havo each
in turn been bestowed upon ns during the
past few days. It is thought, hc\ve\er, that
tho fruit-about which there huh been so
many conjectures-is uninjured.
THAT CEMENT.-The agent requests those
parties who left articles with him to bo
mended-a China vase, meerschaum pipe
and parasol-to call at tho wagon and get
them, as this is his last elay iu Columbia.
Tho articles mentioned have been made
sound, and aro now as good us ever.
Hore is something to charm, amuse aud
instruct tho boys and girls-a new number
of an old and entertaining friend, Demorest's
Vonny America, for March, 1869. Pictures,
stories, puzzles, philosophy, games, rebuses,
and conutless othor subjects, aro preseuted
in tho most fascinating way to interest tho
young folks, who, after once peepiug into
this marvelously good book, we aro certain,
will not wish to lay it down until every
word has been road, every puzzle tried, aud
every picturo examined. $1.50 por year;
publication office, 838 Broadway, New York.
EMANATIONS FROM THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE.
Samuel Perry, sentenced by a provost
court, January, 1863, to eighteen months'
imprisonment, at hard labor, iu Fort Ma?
con, for stealing a oalf, valued at four dol?
lars, ha3 been pardoned by Governor Scott.
Governor Scott has signed tho following
An Act to incorporate thc South Carolina
An Act to incorporate tho Calvary Bap?
tist Church, of Charleston.
An Act to incorporate tho Amateur Lito
rary and Fraternal Association, of Charles?
Au Act to amend au Act entitled "An
Act to orgauize. tho Circuit Courts.
An Act to incorporate tho Home Insur?
ance Company, of Charleston.
Au Act to regulate tho practice of medi?
cine in this State.
An Act to incorporate tho Rocky River
Baptist Church, in the County of Ander?
An Act to incorporate tho Union Star
Fire Engine Company as a part of tho Firo
Department of Charleston.
An Act to ami ud tho Act to lease tho
State Road from Greenville to Henderson,
Au Act to incorporato the Sumter Fire
Au Act to incorporato the Vaucluse Ma?
Au Act to renew tho charter of tho forry
kuowu as Stoney Bind' Ferry.
Au Act to renew tho charter of tho
Charleston Ancient Artillery Socioty.
OUR Jon OFFICE.-Tho Phoenix Joh Offico
is now prepared to executo every manner of
printing, from visiting and business cards
to pamphlets nud books. With ampio ma?
terial and lirst-class workmen, satisfaction is
guaranteed to all at Now York prices. If
our work does not come up to contract, wo
make no charge. With this understanding,
our business men can havo no excuso to send
their job work North, when it can bo done
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to thc following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
Stoll, Webb & Co.-Dry Goods.
C. E. Frost-Notico to the Tubbo.
E. E. Jackson-Dr. Tutt's Preparations.
A Fine Horse and Bngg}' to Baffle.
D. C. Peixotto St Son-Auction.
E. H. Heinitsh-Life Insurance.
J. McKenzie-Fruit Candy.
Meeting Typographical Union.
Thero is a real live Yankee at tho hoad of
a commcrciul house iu Shanghai, China.
Ho ships twico as much tea as uny other
firm, attends two churches, leads the choir
at one, is a treasurer of a missionary soci?
ety, member of the Philharmonic Society,
engineer of a fire company, member of a
regatta club, teacher ia a Sunday school,
assistant editor of a newspaper, member of
tho Asiatic Society, debater at tho Debating
Socioty, and always has timo after dinner
to relate somo interesting reminiscences of
A WONDERFUL. SOUTHERN DISCOVERY.-In
tho South, where Liver complaint and
bilious diseases prevail to so great an ex?
tent, thcro has long been felt a need of e
medicine that would act specifically and
promptly on the Licet; restoring it to its nor?
mal functions, and at tho samo timo be safo
from after effects, aud yet so simple that it
might bo used by any one. It is claimed
that DR. Tun's VEGETABLE LIVER PWLB
supplies this want. They act directly on
the Liver; their constant use will not injure
ic. tho slightest degree the most delicate
constitution. Females at any period may
use them with great benefit, and realize
great relief from the distressing nausea
which they experienco at certain times.
These pills aro not recommended as a uni
versal cure-all, but simply for diseased
Liver, and those maladies which follow a
derangement of that important organ, such
as Dyspepsia, Sick Headache. Indigestion,
Loss of Appetite, Costiveness, Pile.*, Jaun?
dice, Sour Stomach, Ladies' Heartburn,
Chills and Fever, Foul Breath, Restlessness
nt night, and Flatulency. These invalua?
ble pills may bo found in every Drug Store
o? auy noto in the South and West. F27 6
"BIKU IN HAND," &C.-In lifo assurance
the promiso of future dividends is not os
safo und suro as cash possession. All mu?
tual cash companies j?roini.se to givo divi?
dends in one, two, three aud five years,
paynblo at death-always preferred or ap?
plied to the reduction of premiums. Now,
this promised dividend, in connection with
its power to reduco tho premium, must bo
looked into, and this fact will bo established.
If tho premiums charged in mutual com?
panies are paid, with tho expectation at a
futuro day of receiving a dividend, indefi?
nite in amount, and uncertain in its charac?
ter and time of payment, then it follows
that tho premiums so charged is largely in
excess of the actual cost of insurance; and
that lifo assurance can bo had at a cheaper
cost. The people arc charged too much for
insurance. THE NATIONAL LIFE IN?
SURANCE COMPANY offer, now tho
cheapest rates, upon thc broad principle of
securing tho largest amount at tho smallest
cost. Farmers, planters, mcchnuics, and
all who desire to secure something worth
having, aro invited to examine ihe new fea?
tures of tables and rates in tho National
Life Insuranoo Company. For explanation,
call on E. H. HKINIT.SH, Druggist. F2C
Tho Wilder stream street car, announced
some months ago in tho Detroit papers, is
now in successful and regular operation on
one of tho tracks in that city.