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Saturday Komine, March 6. 1869.
Governor Scott ?? m. AV 11 ness- Hin Testimony.
The Abbeville Press, one jj?f the beet of
our exchanges, in point of tqao and ability,
contains in foll the testimony of Governor
Scott, in the matter of the contested elee
tion case, between Messrs. lieid and H?ge.
At some futnre day, wo may publish this pa?
per. It is a remarkable paper to como from
tho Chief Executive of the State. It will be
found from beginning to end a tissue of
misrepresentations, and is full of moro
fancies and surmises. The Governor, for
the moat part, seems indebted to his imagi?
nation for his fears, and to his party for his
facts. His testimony is exactly what Mr.
H?ge desired to elicit, and it grossly mis?
represents the acts and motives of tho De?
mocracy of this Congressional District.
The animus of the mere partisan ?3 evident
throughout the whole testimony. Ho
charges upon the Democracy upon mere
rumor and hearsay, or irresponsible evi?
dence, the greatest enormities in tho recent
canvass. We know tho uoblo and gallant
people whom the Governor assails, and wo
will say to him that they are the peers of
any people in any portion of tho country,
and it ill becomes the Governor of tho
State to lend himself to the effort made by
a defeated candidate to traduce those whose
votes he oould not secure.
The Abbovillo Press indulges in some
severo strictures on what it calls "the
libel of the Governor of South Carolina
upon the people of South Carolina." Wo
cannot regard this language as too strong,
and when our rcadets come to examine
Governor Scott's testimony, they will con?
clude that to have said leas than we have,
would have been inconsistent with the duty
which wo owe to the people with whom
wo live, and to tho party whose principals
wc upheld in tho recent canvass.
TOLBEKT'S LETTER.-Wo publish else- 1
where, says the Abbeville Press, from tho
Pliocnix, a letter of W. K. Tolbert, which
purports to bc n reply to an article in our 1
last issue, and which is os weak and point?
less in the issues which it raises ns disgust- .
ing in tho hypocritical cant of the tono 1
which it assumes. It seems ic be the pro- '
duclion of some gentle spirit, who "for
the nonce" has assumed thu name of tho re- 1
doubted outlaw, to discourse upon tho
gravo duties and gontlo charities of lifo. 1
"The voice is Jacob's voice, but the bauds '.
are the hands of Esau." Is this tho stroll- 1
ing assassin, who. for months past hos been 1
taboed by all the respectable peoplo of our
District?-whose hand was against every 1
man and every man's hand against him!- 1
who socks now to make his penco with tho 1
violated law by turning "State's evidence" j
against his few nccomploces, and the base '
calumniator of the many who disowned thc
man and repudiated his acts. Judas like, '
he betrays for tho thirty pieces of silver, ?
and to bow and sue for grace, he slanders '
the fair fame of tho community whose 1
good name he bas already tarnished by '
being born in its midst. That indeed is a
"shanie and ignominy beneath this down?
Major Leland denies unequivocally thc |
reported conversation, and other facts al?
leged by Tolbert; and though it is very
much like "killing a ?lead duck," we will
soon publish full and satisfactory evidence
establish ing tho falsehood of Iiis various
ANECDOTE OP GREELEY.-At tho Ita?nu :
opera, on Friday evening, Horace Greeley,
in tho historical drub overcoat, occupied n
prominent seat iu the parquette. He carno!
alone, and evidently to secure a nap.
Having deposited his hat tinder hi? seat, hoi
at once sank-and before tho rise of the
curtain-into peaceful slumber, from which
neither the roll of kottlo-druins, the bray?
ing of rumpets, the growling ol* the bas?
soons, nor tho grout climax of all the
voices, solo, chorus and orchestra, was
sufficient to arouse him. A pleasant smile
played about the corners of his mouth. At
the closo of the second aot. tho g.eat som?
nambulist quietly fished up his hut and wan?
dered vaguely away.-New York Sun.
The story is told by the Philharmonic
Journal thut during a concert in the Music
Hall recently, when the organist was "ex?
hibiting the full power of tho instrument,"
a lady was enthusiastically conversing with
her neighbor about her household arrange?
ments. She suited the toucs of her voice
to those of tbe organ, but "reckoned with?
out her host" this time. The organist
made a sudden transition from "iff" to
"pianissimo," without giving tho lady
warning; consequently tho audience were
somewhat amused at beiug informed by
her, in a shout, that, "wo fried ours in but?
A gentleman in St. Louis, a day or two
since, lost $ 1,000, for tho recovery of which
he offered a reward of S?OU. On the subse?
quent day, be received, through tho post
office, the sum he bad lost, minus tho re?
ward. No name or note accompanied the
The post* mortem exaininiition in the caso
of tho late Dr. Tomfret, of Albuuy, revealed
the fact that his death was caused by
cancer in the bruin, an extremely rare oc?
currence. With tho exception of Dr. Hull,
the physicians present rx the examination
had never seen a singh- case.
8BVENTY-FIB8T DAY'S PROCEEDINGS
THURSDAY, Marou i.?--The Senate assem?
bled at ll A; M.
. A bill to organize and govern t?^ militia
of the State Of South Carolina, was.ordered
lor consideration to-morrow.
The following rosolutioh was agreed to,
and ordered to bo sent to the House of
Representatives for concurrence:
Resolved, by the Senate, the House of
Representatives concurring, That this Gen?
eral Assembly shall adjourn sine die on
Monday, March 15, 1869, at 3 oclock P. M.
A concurrent resolution to constitute the
Medical Faculty of the State University a
Board of Constitution in respect to the
Lunatic Asylum and tho Penitentiary, was
ordered to lie on the table, nnd a mes?
sage was sent to the House of Repr?senta?
Tho House of Representatives returned
to the Senate a concurrent resolution rela?
tive to the adjournment of the General As?
sembly, amended to read aa follows:
Resolved, by tho Seuate, tho House of
Representativos concurring, That this Gen?
eral Assembly shall adjourn sine die on Sa?
turday, March 20, 1SG0, at 3 P. M.
Tho amendment was concurred in, and a
message, sent to the House accordingly.
Tho House sent to the Sonate a message
stating that they bad recoded from their
amendment to a Senato bill to pr?vido for
tho revision and consolidation of tho statute
laws of tho State of South Carolina, by
striking out tho words "thirty-five hun?
dred," mid inserting in lieu thereof the
words "twenty-live hundred," in reference
to tho salaries of Commissioners. The title
was then changed to that of an Act, und or?
dered to be enrolled.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Tho House met at ll A. M.
Tho following report from tho Special
Committee to examino the accounts of W.
K. Greenfield, was presented and adopted:
The Special Committee, te whom was rc
forred tho account for tho rent of a certain
suit| of rooms for tho uso of tho several
committoes of the House of Representatives,
rented from Mr. Greenfield, havo had the
same under consideration, and after inquir?
ing of the parties hiring for tho State, a.c
well ns the agent of Mr. Greenfield, they
uro of tho opinion that tho rooms were
hired for committee purposes for tho ses?
sion. Your committe, however, are of the
opinion that under tho verbal agrecmonl
tho State is only bound for the time actuallj
occupied. In considering the question as
to the time in which they were occupied,
your committee find that possession was
Luken of tho apartments on the 17th of De
cumber, 1S68, and no formal surrender o
tho possession was ever made nor tho key;
delivered. On tho 12th day of February
Mr. Greenfield took possession of tho room.)
iud mado out a bill to that date. Whih
roux committee regret this needless expenst
to tho State, they cannot seo that Mr
Greenfield is blnmeablo in thc matter, nut
if there is any fault it is upon the part o
the ageut or employees of the State. You
committee, therefore, feel that the State i
iu honor bound to pay I ho said account
iud do therefore recommend that tho sain
Tho Senate sent to the House bills to in
corpornto tho Charleston Loan Company
to charter Broxtou's Ferry, over the Greu
Saltkehalebio Uiver; to repeal <ui Act t?
prevent persons holding certain offices c
emolument from leaving the State; to chai
ter Cherry's Ferry over the Seneca Rivet
ind to prevent and punish dueling; wilie
Also, the following joint resolution, whic
1. Re il resolved, by the Senate and Hon
nf Representatives of the State of Sont
Carolina, now mot and sitting in Genen
Assembly, und by the authority of the same
L'hnl his Excellency thu Governor is horeb
tuthorizod and empowered to invite propi
sals to complete so much ol' the Stale Hum?
us will bo necessary for tho ueeommodntio
ni the Executive, Judicial and Legislate
Departments, and to enter into a sp?cifie
contract with such person or persons as !
may deem proper, and for tlie best intero:
of tho Stat.-, requiring from tho contracto,
sullicient bonds to secure thu Statu ?roi
iiuy loss, and to insure the fulliUmoul of tl
2. Thai the Governor be, and he is her
by, authorized and empowered to dru
from the State Treasury, on demand of tl
contractor, such sums as tho contract
muy, from time to lime as tho work pr
greases, call for, not to exceed the sum <
3. That the Governor shall make sm
conditions with tho contractor, that tl
work shall be completed on tho 1st day
November next; and that the Governor
requested, at tho next regular session oft
General Assembly thereafter, to make a fi
und specified report of tho transaction.
Tho following petitions wero present
and referred: The account of Allen I hinca
M. D., of Barnwell County, for post morlt
examination; tho account of John F. P<
teii8,|late Magistrate of Beaufort County, I
A resolution was presented, that J. Woe
ruff be paid, for bis services usstenograpl
in reporting evidonce for tho committee
inquiry into tho assets and liabilities of t
Bank of the Stuto of South Carolina, t
sum of $100. Referred.
Tho petition of tho congregation of I
Mary's Roman Catholic Church, of Charl
ton, for tho renewal of its Act of incorpo
tion, was referred.
The account of H. J. Nott, tf Uni
County, for post mortem examination, v
Tho account of T. E. Nott, of Un
Couuh for post mortem examination, \
The account of William Joffrias, of Un
County, for services ns Magistrate t
LV?roner, was referred.
I Ul III ll I fl Uk WH^m ^M^^-?lilli _
Tho following preamble a:?d resolution
were introduced and referred:
Whereas, the varions office:a of the town?
ships in thia State are greatly embarrassed
in the discharge of their duties for want of
the proper information with regard to the
duties imposed upon them by an Aet enti?
tled ' 'An Aot to organize townships and to
define their powers and privileges;" there?
fore, be it
Resolved, by the House of Representa?
tives, the Senate concurring, That tho
State Printer be, and he is hereby, insruct
ed to print 2,000 extra copies of the Act
abovo cited, fr- the speoial benefit of the
officers of township?. That he shall deliver
the same to tho Secretary of State, who
shall forward the same to the County Clerks
in proportion to tho number of townships
in each County. And tho County Clerks
are hereby required to distribute the said
Act among tho officers of the various town?
ships in their respective Counties.
The following resolution was adopted and
ordered to be sent to the Senate:
Resolved, by the House of Representa?
tives, tho Senate concurring, That the Pub?
lic Printer be authorized to furnish the
Secretary of ?tate with 500 additional copies
of the Constitution, Acts, Sec., ns printed in
single volume by resoiutiou of the General
The Medical Committee reported on the
following accounts, and recommended pay?
ment: P. A. Wilhite, M. D., J. G. Travn
ham, M. P., E. T. McSwain, M. D., A! J.
Chiud, M. D., for post mortem examinations.
Winnini In Her higher and lower Attrlbntes.
Tho Duke of Suxe-Coburg Gotha has sig?
nalized the twenty-fifth anniversary of his
reigu by two ordinances, the one establish?
ing a rank of chivalry for women-awarding
a star of valor to the members, to be nomi?
nated by him-of the Order of Female Con
rage; thc other abolishing in his own theatre,
aud deprecating throughout his dominions,
the ballet. It will bo remembered, that ouly
a short time ago, the English Loni Cham?
berlain, who has jurisdiction of the mana?
gers and performers of tho Euglisb theatres,
addressed them a hitter, complaining of the
impropriety of costume of the ladies in the
pantomimes and burlesques which aro now
being performed. The indecorous ?tlitudi
uists seeui to have danced themselves ont ot
the good graces of both England and Ger
many. It is said that a sudden protest hat
arisen against them in all the Gorman States
and some ef their newspapers, going to tlx
other extreme, are even endeavoring ti
prove that the light fantastic toe is worth]
o'jly of cultivation by savages. While th<
ballet, both in Europe and this conn try, ka:
been carried to what is considered a bigl
pitch of art-most people are of opinion to<
high-the competition for effect has brough
it to such extremes as to be offensive to gooi
taste and sometimes to common diiCeucy
Tho opinion is expressed that henceforth ii
Germany the actors, actresses and inusi
chins aro to profit by that which the dancer
lose, and the same may be t!i<> case here, am
tho legitimate drama, us inaugurated b;
Edwin Rooth in his new theatre, regain it
The ordinance of the Duke establishin
the Order of Female Courage, is even mor
remarkable, and, as it is understood not t
be confined to gallant conduct in war, bu
to apply to deeds of heroism, like thoso c
Grace Darling, in rescuing tho drowning
and of Florence Nightingale in tho hosp
tnls of Scutari, may be considered a gri
cious recognition of true merit, while i
the same time we concur with a Londo
journal in the doubt whether the star of th
Order of Female Courage will act vcr
strongly as an incentive. There is geuuiu
chivalry, if heroic self-sacrifice may bc di
sigunted by that term, among that sc
which was "last at tho cross and earliest ?
the grave," and it has been displayed itt ri
lieving human suffering in every conceivab
form, ut the peril of he i lt li und life, u<
only in hospitals, but in the retirement i
home. No knightly deed of generous darin
ever had in it more ot tho true quality <
unselfish and sympathizing courage than
exerted every day in domestic life, and i
anny that ever took the field better deserv?
to bo cm win d with testimonials of mei
than the Sisters of ("unity and Mercy, wi
for so many genera!ions have risked thc
lives on missions of compassion and ben
volence. Yet, whilo it is well to recogni:
merit, distinction is not tho object, and ca
not be the reward of a true womanly natur
which expands in kindly deeds as natural
as the Howers exhale fragrance, as the st
gives forth its light. - Ballimore Sun.
CUARACTEMSTICS OK ClTIKS.-The folio'
ing aro some of tho characteristics of lea
ing cities: Loudon possesses-relatively
thu other capitals-the greatest u umber
engineers, letters of carriages on hil
printers, booksellers aud cooks; usuro;
collectors of curiosities and amateurs
paintings abound most at Amsterdam; ^
Petersburg takes precedence for coachmt
nt Brussels nre to be found the most be
who smoke; at Naples the most porters a
guides; at Madrid the most idlers; at R
lin tho most beer drinkers; at Florence t
most flower girls; at Dublin tho m<
thioves; at Geneva the most watch-make
ut Lisbon the most bailiffs; at Rome t
most beggars; and at New York tho mi
engine-men. Paris takes lead in tho nu
ber of hair-dressers, mon of letters, tuilo
milliners, photographers, pastry cooks a
advocates. A calculation has also bi
mado that at London is consumed tho m
meat aud beer; at Stockholm the m
water; at Smyrna tho most coffee;
Madrid tho most cigarettes; and at Pa
the most absinthe.
HUMANE.-The American Presbyter
suggests that chloroform be administei
to school children about to be flogged.
Oueen Victoria intends, it is said,
build a very large asylum for poor wido
Deaths of UlatlngnUHctl Frtnchmcn.
Frauoa has lately been bereaved of three
of its most distinguished names in various
walks of life. The death of Berryer, its
most illustrious jurist, 1ms been yucceeded
by tho d?mine of two prominent statesmen,
the Marquis do Moustior, who in 18G0 wns
appointed Mininer of Foreign Affairs, and
M. de Troplcng, 'PresfSeni or tho Sonate,
who died on the 27th ultimo. Tho cable
announced, somo few days since, the doath
of another famous Frenchman, the poet
Liamurtine. M. de Troploug was born Oc?
tober 8, 1789, and waa one of the most cele?
brated of French magistrates and juriscon?
sults. He soon rose to the highest ranks,
his great reputation as an author being one
of the chief causes of his rapid promotion.
The chief work of M. de Troploug is "The
Civil Code Explained," twenty-eight
volumes, while others are "The Influence
of Christianity on Roman Civil Law,"
"The Bower of tho State iu Educational !
Matters," and "On Property." M. Trop?
loug also contributed to a number of the
Tho name of Lamartine is familiar to
the civilized world. He was boru in
1792, and won his first laurels as a
poet iu 1817. Although afterwards ap?
pointed to various civil offices, his reputa?
tion was mainly achieved iu literature.
When Louis Philippe abdicated, 1818, La?
martine'? eloquence established a provi?
sional government aud put down mob law.
Ho was Minister of Foreign Affairs nuder
this new administration, and at once disa?
vowed any intention of forcible proselytism
iu other countries. He checked Ledru
Rollin's radical tendencies, and was elected
to the Assembly from eleven departments
at once, was made chief of the executive
commission following tho provisional go?
vernment, aud then compromised with
Rollin. This sealed his political future.
He then favored General Cuvaignnc's dicta?
torship, and resigned office. Ho was de?
feated for tho presidency, and retired from
public life with thc coup d'etat of 1851.
His ufter life was devoted to literature,
and he suffered much in the estimation
of many admirers by unmanly and mendi?
cant petitions to the public for pecu?
niary relief. But ns a sentimental poet end
novelist ho has achieved great fame.
"Hs CAMK FROM NEW JERSEY."-There
was an amusing scene on board tho Louis?
ville mail boat the other day. There was
the usual conglomeration of passengers in
the eabiu just before the boat lauded, and
mid the general hubbub of conversation, u
man remarked incidentally, "Now, in New
Jersey, where 1 live"
Instantly an old mau, who had sat mood?
ily and silently pondering by the stove for
somo time, sprang to bis feet, and ex?
"Stranger, are you from New Jersey'/*'
"Aud willin' to acknowledge it?"
"Yes, sir, proud ou't. "
"Hurra! give us your band," cried the
old man, fairly dancing with exultation,
"I'm from New Jersey, too, but never felt
like declaring it afore. Shake! I'm an old
man. I've traveled long and far. I've
been in every city in this hero West; steam
boated on tho Ohio and Mississippi; been
to Califoruy over the plains and around tho
Horn; took a v'yage once to Liverpool; but
in all my travels, hang mo if this ain't tho
first time I ever heer'd a man nckuowledgo
that ho kum from New Jersey. Boys,"
turning to tho wholo assembly, augmented
by railroad runners, huckmon, bootblacks,
newsboys and apple girls, for the boat hud
landed, "let's all take a drink to New Jer?
sey, tho land of Frelinhyson, Old Hyson
and Young Hyson, Commodore Stockton
and Dan Bice. Hip."
What is majesty stripped of its externals?
It is a jest, (the m and y, externals, aro
If a man's horses lose their iuilf, why ;
should he sell them wlioleh.de? I?eeuuso ho I
can't retail them.
BACON! BACON! j
WE HAVE ON HAND AND WILL;
CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FROM THE
WESTERN BACON PACKERS,
A FINE STOCK OF
CLEAR RIB SIDES, ?
BREAKFAST STRIPS, HAMS,
1) R Y S A L T ED B A C O N,
OF ALL KINDS.
ALSO, ON HAND,
300 BBLS. FLOUR,
OF ALL GRADES AND TRICES.
WE AUK PREPARER TO Orran INDUCEMENTS.
D. C. PEIXOTTO & SON,
March fi Commission Merchants.
fit re Vf. H. Talloy, Solicitor, Ac. Bx parle John
Waties, Trustee, Sarah McElrono, et ul. -Bill to
perjietuate testimony, dc. Petition.
ON hearing tho petition, and on motion of Mr.
Rachman, pro. pet., it is ordered, that all por?
tions who may think themselves intorestod in the
title toa Lot of LAND, situate in the city of Co?
lumbia, on tho corner of Lumber and Marion
Rtroets-bounded North by Lamber str" it ; East
by Mrs. McDonald's lot; South by John oordero's
lot, and Went by Marion street ; containing i ot an
acre-do appear at my office, on the 12th day of
JUNE next, at 12 o'clock M., to cross-examine the
testimony which may be produced, and to intro?
duce testimony in reply.
March C Bli* D. R. MILLER, C. C. P.
XL o o a 1 Ito m JE?
Our town is most unusually quiet. Thero
are no fights, no robberies, no amusements,
nor anything else which a "local" can use.
Nobody even sent'hs anything yesterday,
for which we could return thanks.
CASU.-Our terms aro strictly cash-no
exceptions. If an advertisement is to bo
inserted, baud over the money; if a paper is
subscribed for, the money must accompany
the order-otherwise no attention will be
paid to thom. This rule will bo adhered to.
RENOVATE.-Thia is tho season of the
year wheu it is customary to repair both
the interior and exterior of dwollings and
stores. The bright spring and tho warm
I weather aro near at hand, and it is nccossa
ry for health and comfort in the ono in?
stance, and for show and business in the
other, and both houser aud stores should
be fresh and clean. Consequently there
should be a great demand just now for all
articles used in this renovating process.
OUR Jon OFFICE.-The Phoenix Job Office
is now prepared to execute every manner of
printing, from visiting and business cards
to pamphlets and books. With ample ma?
terial and first-class workmen, satisfaction is
guaranteed to all at New York prices. If
our work docs not come up to contract, wo
make no charge. With this understanding,
our business men cnn have noexouse to Bend
their job work North, when it can bo done
That prolific, yet almost threadbare sub?
ject, tho weather, has been cutting some
inexplicable capers of late, iu and around
our good city, and we had well nigh como
to the conclusion that tho ubiquitous indi?
vidual, known as the "Clerk," had lost his
reckoning, or like Eolus, had lost his place.
To be prolix, we will state, for tho informa?
tion of those ata distance, in one word-the
weather has been bad. Indeed, to qjeak
superlatively, wo might say, very bad!
NEW ADVERTISEMENT^.-Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
Gracser Sc Semi -For sale on consignment.
D. 15. "Miller-Equity Notice.
Gibbes & Thomas-Laud for sale.
E. Stenhouse-To Flour Buyers.
1). C. Peixotto & Son-Bacon, Bacon.
D. C. l'eixotto Sc Son-Assignee's Sale.
H. W. Bice-Law Card.
Fisher, Lowrance & Fisher-Flour, Sec.
UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS.-Within the
past year, fifty thouaaud boxes of DR.
TUTT'S VEGETABLE LIVER PILLS
have been sold, and not a single instnnoe is
known where they have failed to give satis?
faction. If yon would enjoy life, have a fine
appetite and robust health, uso these pills.
How often do you hear the complaint
from mother and father that their son or
daughter is not well; that they have no ap?
petite; that they feel languid; that their
hoad aches; that they are growing thin and
feeble, and they have no life or energy left;
that they are low-spirited, and perfectly in?
capacitated to participate in any pleasures,
or perform nuy mental or physical duty.
And the question is often asked, what shall
1 do for them? or, what shall I give them?
Our answer is, let them try PLANTATION
BITTERS moderately three times a day, and
our word for it they will recover.
MAGNOLIA WATER-Superior to the best
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
the price. MGUtS
SUCCESS TUB EVIDENCE OF MERIT.-Tue
world bas ever looked upon success as the
criterion of merit. Take Caesar, Charle?
magne, Aloxauder; men call them great be?
cause they were successful. They achieved
what they aimed at. Grant was successful.
Therefore Grant is called great. It is true,
men may fail and yet may be great. Lee,
for instance, failed, and yet he is called
great. In the case, of mon tho rule, there?
fore, does not hold always. But in tho case
of MEDICINE it is a sure test. No medicine
is good unless it produces the effect desired,
and, measured by this standard, HEINITSH'?
QUEEN'S DELrairr is truly a great medicine,
because the cures aro chronicled every day,
(seo certificates.) It is the greatest achieve?
ment of science that wo have beon called
upon to record. Tho testimonial pages aro
as bright ns they must bo nattering to the
proprietor. We say try HEINITSH'H QUEEN'S
DELIGHT, and no other; avoid imitations
and base counterfeits, and, above all, shun
the imposter who desires to make you be?
lieve any other is as good. M4
NEVER TOO LATE.-M. Thoirs, eighty
years old, has just finished astronomy, and
commences at once to attack botany, the
better to complete his work on natural
A number of young women in a Massa?
chusetts manufacturing establishment re?
cently kept silent on a wager for sixty long
A fellow charged in an indictment with
stealing a hoe, was discharged upon trial, it
being proven that tho article trken was an
axe. The matter was a regular ho ax.
An Ohio man has named his five sons
Fremont, Lincoln, Grant, Sherman and
Sir Isaac Newton's tooth brought nigh