Newspaper Page Text
nmmmw^r** m rup WM+UW I-r-fh - TI.IIWMI-i inmaiwi f m *>.*
COLUMBIA, S. C. '
Wednesday Morning, April 21. 1869.
Cnb?n Patrloti-in ?nd Ra?lca.1 Chicanery.'
The more intelligent ?meng those who
have watched tho progress of the present
Btraggle in Cuba, in the light of the dis?
couragement Congress has continual!;
thrown in the face of our own natural in?
terest in its close, must incline to a re?
newal of tho cursos which honesty has been
hurling against the radical leaders during
the past three years. There have been oc?
casions almost every weak since the struggle
began, when a proper expression, honestly
made and honorably carried out, would havo
closed the fight without tho spilling of nu
othor drop of blood or tho expenditure of
another dollar, and left the native intelli?
gence of the island to take tho most natural
and judicious coarse as to its future govern?
ment, and its relations with ita surrounding
people. That expression was, on every
occasion, and in spite of all our own plead?
ing interests, added to tho dictates of nu
apparent humanity, cruelly withheld, and in
its place came, in hollow mockery of our
common cause, windy resolutions, blown
only to be pricked in passage to the com?
mittee-room. Thus the Cuban cause pro?
gressed, and thus Congress mocked the
honorable bidding of the time, and whilo
it did, the leading radical press was silent
?as to the demand alike of interest and hu?
manity, not even oensuring those in the
Spanish interest, who insulted our repre?
sentatives, seized our ships, and imprisoned
our officials there. Then, having disgraced
our statesmanship, and sacrificed alike our
natural interests, and those of the native
Cubans straggling there, Congress ad?
Now, when the machinery competent to
effective action has been dissolved, and any
claims that may be made may be put off, on
the plea that Congress is not in sesssion and
nothing effective can be done, that same
radical press teems with reminicences of
Spanish wrong and barbarism, and wonders
what the result will be.
Spain, that has naturally never lost its
strong desire to reto in its hold upon the
profitable products of the island, felt at the
commencement of the fight, that at least the
moral influence of the United States would
be thrown with force into the native Cuban
ccale, and knowing what the effect of that
influence would be, made scarcely au effort
to maintain an army there. Now, seeing
that Congress has adjourned, leaving only a
mockery of the Coban canse on record, we
hear of a gathering army and no less than
General Prim in effective command, to re?
tain authority .and continue to reap ita re?
The ordinary reader will readily say:
"That was surely very strange policy for us,
and why did not the leading radical prcas
insist upon proper action at tho most ad?
vantageous time? And the question is one
which must occur to any one who is still so
lost to the existing fact as to suppose that
Congress sits in Washington to do what is
best for either the material interest or honor
of the nation.
That neither Congress nor tho leading
radical press did what it was patent to any
one at all informed, would have been right,
is now acknowledged by the radical press
itself in its present eagerness to defino the
right, when its advice is of no avail, except
as an example of its rare hypocracy. And
the reason is here.
Hod this nation dono what civilization,
including Spain, expected it to do, the in
telligont and property-owning inhabitant!
of Coba would have organized it:
government and controlled its affairs with
out unnecessary derangement of landed OJ
commercial property interests, and whon i
would present itself for admission to ou;
Uniou, it would be ndth its local govern
ment complete, and in the management o
those familiar with the peoples' needs.
That would not suit the leading radical
hero. That would not have left the neces
sary opening for the radicals to stop in, an?
tho guise of "fixing things" for the com
paratively benighted Cubans, rob them o
all of material value that avaricious Spai:
Tho botter plan-that is for tho thievin
radicals, but of courso, the most dishonor
able, as well as tho most heartless that coul
bo pursued-was to leave tho Cubans entirt
ly without an honest expression of sympathy
encourage Spain to carry on tho war unt
Cuba shall have been desolated and bearii
mortgaged to moneyed radicals hero at a
impossible interest. Then a radical Cn
gress may take an interest in it, put th
United States to millions of expense to r?
Btore tho property wasted under its nefarioi
policy, and moneyed radicals will pock
tho money paid, own the land, and contn
its govcrnnient. That is the highly-mor
radical programme of monoyhased patrio
ism, and if not outwitted, Cuba will be their
property in the end, at the expense of the
United States Government and of the people
English Estate? and American Heirs.
In the New Orleans Times we find tho
following lotter from Hon. J. P. Benjamin:
LAMM BUILDING, TEMPLE,
LONDON, February 8, 18G9.
To the Editor of the New Orleans Times.
Will you permit mo, through your co?
lumns, to scud a word of warning to the
public against a scheme of swindling which
is now extensively practiced in the United
Since my call to Ibo English bar hundreds
of letters have reached mo from Louisiana
aud other parts of the Uuion, written by
persons, many of whom aro educated and
intelligent, making iuquiries relative to
estates represented as existing in this coun?
try unclaimed, and awaiting the appearance
of heirs residing in America. In every in
stauco that has come to my knowledge tho
statements oro false, and evidently made for
tho purpose of defrauding parties out of
sums, large or small, under pretext of pay?
ing tho costs of records, copies, <Sra, said to
bo necessary for tho assertion of tho pre?
One case may bo selected as an example:
A banker by tho name of James Wood died
in Gloucester in tbs year 1836, leaving a
fortuno of about ?800,000. His will was the
subjeot of much litigation, but was finally
decided to be valid, and the estate was
ordered to bo divided amoug the legatees,
under a decision of the House of Lords, in
18-17. Any ono desirous of having particu?
lars of the litigation can traoe it through the
different courts as follows: 1. In the Pre?
rogative Court of Canterbury, reported in
2 Curte?8s, p. 82. 2. On appeal to the
Privy Council, in 2 Moore's Privy Council
Cases, at p. 355. And 3. In tho House of
Lords, in the case entitled "The Corpora?
tion of Gloucester vs. Osborne," 1 Houso of
Lords Cases, p. 272. Although his estate
has thus been finally settled and distributed
for more than twenty years, I do not at all
exaggerate in stating that not a month
passes without my receiviug ono or more
letters from persons who aro approached by
some pretended agent of some imaginary
great firm of London solicitors, engaged in
seeking for tho heirs of the great intestate
banker, James Wood, whoso fortnne,
amounting to 10,000,000 sterling, is lying in
the Bank of England awaiting a claimant.
TuG usnal mode of proceeding adopted is
to propose to undertake the business free of
expense, tho proposer to receive on?y a
share of what may be recovered. Thi6
seems so reasonable that in most cases the
dupe readily swallows tho bait. A short
time afterwards he is informed that all in?
quiries and researches have resulted favora?
bly, and that nothing is wanted to insure
success except the cost of a few copies of
records and other papers, aud that the pro?
poser having already incurred great expense
in conducting the necessary inquiries and
researches, is left without resources at the
very moment when a few pounds would
suffice to secure tho fruits of his labor and
expenditure. Many are the victims from
whom sums, varying from 20 to ?500, have
been thus extracted, and the number of
persons engaged iu this system must bc
very great, and the sums received by them
very considerable, if at all in proportion tu
tho number of letters received hero on the
subject. Many thousands of pounds are
known to have boen oxpeuded by those who
could ill afford to bear the loss in the pur?
suit of the great Jennings estate; and some
of those who have spent money in this way
have actually been deluded into writing to
mo their conviction that they wero entitled
to dislodge the present Duke of Marloo
rough from Blenheim Castle, by virtue o:
their descent from tho famous Duchos;
Most of the persons who ure duped ar<
ignorant on two points, which, in nearly
every instance, would satisfy them nt onci
of the utter folly of the hopes they indulge
Tho first is, that au alien cannot bo an bei
in Eugland when there is no will, and tha
ho cannot take real estate even if left to hin
by a will. Tho second is, that in Englant
estates devolve upon the oldest son alono
and on his eldest son in succession, and ari
not divided in shares among all the chil
dren, as in Louisiana and other States. Ye
nothing is moro common than for person
to assert hcirship to the supposed shares o
younger brothers and sisters, or olnim, a
natives of tho United States, heirship t
Englishmen who had left no wills.
In the hopo that this exposure may be o
some use to my fellow-citizens, in whos
welfare I retain tho deepest interest, an
may protect them to soma extent from th
sharpers who are plundering them, I r<
main, very respectfully, your obedient sei
vant, J. P. BENJAMIN.
A MODEL DOCUMENT.-A paper, of wilie
the following is an exact copy, was serve
upon a colored man working on the estai
of Campbell Bryce, near Columbia, h
Beverly Nash, ono of the negro State som
tors and a magistrate for Richland County
COLUMBIA, April 12th, 18G9.
William Avery your Wife Mary Aver
has made complaint to me that you hi
illtreatod her that is that you have been i
tho habit of beating her without Just Cam
and that you have taking np with and
Living witli another Woman as your wi
now I notify you that if she Comes to n
and Complain of your treatment I will arre
you and bring jo? to trial this habit of nu
beating their wives must and shall be put
stop to I can roach tho offender at List
should like to see you at my office on We
nesday naix. W. B. NASH
Nash is evidently as well qualified to be
magistrate ns to boa State Senator, alt hon;
no one will object to his declaration th
wife-beating must be put a stop to.
LiF?ram's WATCH.-DV. John B. Ward, I
of Louisville, Kentucky, has in bis posses?
sion an old English watch, one hundred !
years of age, which ia claimed to bo the one
presented br George Washington to the
Marquis de Lafayette at the time of the sur?
render of Yorktown by Lord Cornwallis.
The watoh is of the old English verge pat?
tern, and is heavy with gold, the oases alone
having $43 worth of the precious metal.
Without the onter case, it is abput 4}<i
inches in circumference and 1)? inches in
diameter. The crystal bears tho Roman
numerals, with figures above to mark tho
minutes. Tho outer casej is elaborately
worked, nnd bears a representation of a
Roman soldier presenting a crown to a god?
dess. On the inner case is the following
inscription in German text :
GILBERT UOTTIBHS DE LAFAYETTE.
Lord Cornwallis Capitulation
October 17th, 1781.
Tho works bear tho name of E. Halifax,
London, 17G9. Au outside copper case be?
longed to tho watch at one time, but this has
never been in Dr. Ward's possession.
Tho watch was taken to Louisville by a
policeman of that city, who bought it from
a needy Frenchman in Sacramento, Cal., in
1858. The Frenchman and tho officer hap?
pened at tho same hotel, and tho former,
being in need, was glad to part with it for
tho sake of a little very necessary money.
The officer afterward pawned it, and it after?
ward fell into tho hands of auctioneers, who,
in November last, offered it at auction. Dr.
Ward, putting in the highest bid, secured
it, and has kept it up to the present time.
He has written to Paris to notify some of
the members of LaFayette's family, but,
none of them being in Paris, ho has as yet
been unable to reach any of them by lotter.
The watch is believed to have been taken
at the timo the house of LaFayette was mob?
bed, in 1794, during tho French Revolution,
as otherwise it could hardly have reached
this side the water and got into the hands of
A Washington lotter to the Baltimore
Gazette says : "The fearful depravity mani?
fested in official circles here far exceeds any?
thing ever before known, and it bas become
so open and palpable that leading radicals
aro expressing great disgust. In a conver?
sation last evening, a radical editor who, in
the better days of the republic, had been a
prominent Democrat, declared that no go?
vernment on earth could long continue
under the corruption as now openly prac?
ticed here iu high quarters, and his honest
belief was that tho only salvation for this
country was to reinstate the old Democratic
party. His brother, also a radical convert
from tho Democracy, exclaimed, 'Treason,
treason.' 'You may call it what you please,'
said tho first speaker, 'but no one knows
better than yourself the truth of what I say.'
General Siokles, who was presont duriug tho
conversation, remarked, *I don't know
about reinstating the Democracy, but I do
know I leave hero this evening thoroughly
disgusted at what I huvo witnessed.' Dur?
ing the conversation it was stated to be a
fact that a brother-in-law to President
Grant was regularly eugaged in selling, and
at high prices too, his letters of recommen?
dation for office. In a word, the Federal
Capitol is now regarded by all parties hero
as a vast gambling bell, in which the pub?
lic offices are played for, won and lost aa
coins of gold and silver would be at Baden
FATAL ACCIDENT.-An accident ocourred
on the up freight train on the Wil?
mington and Weldon Railroad Saturday
night last, between 8 and 9 o'clock, bj
which one of the train hands, named Robert
Jackson, was instantly killed, and another,
- Mooneyband, dangerously injured,
These two men were both white, and have
been running on the road in the capacity o
brakesmen but a short time.
From a long list of Danish proverbs, wt
select a few choice ones:
All wish to live long, but none to bi
Take help of many, advice of few.
He who builds according to every roan';
advice will have a crooked boase.
God gives every bird its food, but doe!
not throw it into the nest.
He who says what ho likes must bea
what he does not like.
Empty wagons mako most noise.
Better suffer for truth than prosper b;
The Salt Lake Reporter says: "We neve
could understand why Brigham Youuj
should take tho eagle for his emblem. Tba
royal bird is strict monogamist; ho has on
mate and is noted for his faithfulness to hor
defending her with his lifo. Now, if Brig
ham had chosen the rooster wo could so
the point at once. Wo venture to sugges
tho change even now."
Senator Ross, on Friday, secured the re
jection of the person nominated for posl
master at Lawrence, Kansas. ^ This was on
of the appointments over which Grant an
Ross had their quarrel tho other day. ROS?
in executive session, demanded that th
selection of a postmaster for a Senator's ow
town, by courtesy, belonged to the Senatoi
and in this was sustained with only eigh
votes in tho negative.
The Washington Chronicle says that cor
siderablo complaint is made by tho Sou thur
Republican Senators in consequence of win
they allege to be tho unequal distribution c
the foreign appointments.
It is said that Breokinridgc will go int
the Kentucky Legislature-that he is wort
not less than 869,000, and that his healt
was never so good as it is at presont.
Departed thia life, on the l?th instant, in the
fifty-tfftb year of his age, LAURENCE B. BECK?
WITH, a naiiTe of Joffereon OoOnty, Virginia, but
for ne vor al yep ra a resident of tbia city--leaving a
wife and six ehildren aurviving him.
For a long perfid, h Oleras a3noted with a serious i
illnosB, attended, at times, with intens? bodily
suffering, but, through the Divine blessing, thoso
heavy tribulations seemed truly sanctified to bia
spiritual advancement and growth in grace. His
expressions of daop penitonce-bis utter renun?
ciation of all reliance on self-worthiness, and bis
earnest exhibitions of faith and trust in the merits
and mediation of Christ alone for salvation, gave
evidence, of tho sincerity of his Christian experi?
ence. Atter a life of many and varied sorrows,
thoro is every reason to believe that ho died in the
Lord, and has passed from thc acenos of his great
earthly trials to tho heavenly rest which remain
cth to the pooplo ot God.
Wanted to Purchase.
AFirst Class MILCH COW, with young calf.
Apply at Modsra. Campbell i. Jones' store.
ALL person having any demands against the
Estate of J. II. LEE, will render them, duly
attested, to A. J. DERRY, Agent.
_April 21_ 2
IS hereby given hy the subscriber, thal he will
applv to the proper authority fot tho renowal
of a CERTIFICATE OK TEN SHARES o? Stock
in the Columbia und Augusta Railroad, being No.
88, on tho Books-in consequence of having lost
or mislaid the same. JOHN C. HOPE.
April 21 _ mo3*
Notice to Tax-Payers !
CITP CLERH'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, April 20. 1809.
BY a resolution of the . Sity Council, all Taxes
duo tho city, that aro not paid before the
FIRST OF MAY next, will bo given to tho Sheriff to
colleot by execution.
Thoso persons who desire to save costs, can do
so before that date, by paying their arrears at
this oflico. Tho resolution referred to will bc
strictly enforced. J. 8. MoMAHON,
April 219_City Clerk.
OFFICE CHARLOTTE ANO S. C RAILROAD CO.,
COLUMBIA, 8. C., Aprils, 1809.
THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Stockholders
of this Company, will be bold at Nickerson
Hotel, in this city, on WEDNESDAY, tho 21st
iimtant, at 10 o'clock A, M.
The usual privileges, as renpeota freo passes,
will be accorded to Stockholders and their fami?
lies._ C. H. MANSON, Secretary.
Al'BLeussle's Saloon I
MAIN STREET, GREENFIELD'S ROW,
NEAR THE NEW STATE HOUSE,
IS now open for tho Season-ICE CREAMS, WA?
TER ICES. SHERBETS, CAKES AND CON?
FECTIONERY, or all kinds. West India FRUITS,
FIGS, Prunelles, Nuts, Prunes, etc., etc.
In connection with tho above, is added RE?
FRESHMENTS, of various kinds, which will be
served np to Ladies and Gcntluraon, such as:
TEA, COFFEE, ami Chocolate, Ham Sandwiches,
Sardines, Chicken, Eggs, in all stylos, Steaks,
Welsh Raro-bita, Pastry, Custard, etc.
April 21 3
np HE Subscriber would eal! attention to his fine
JL stock of JEWELRY, GOLD AND SILVER
WATCHES, of English, Swiss and American ma?
SILVER AND PLATED WARE, SPECTACLES
AND EYE-GLASSES, in great variety, with the
best quality of PERISCOPIO LENSES, which are
adapted with great caro.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY repaired.
Cameos, Diamonds and Precious Stones mount
od to order.
307 King street, Charleston, S. C.
April 21 tSmo
pr/^?rV BUSHELS Sound COW PEAS, for salo |
OVJU by E. y G. D. HOPE.
THE ADDITION of numerous suites of !
rooms to tho AMERICAN HOUSE, BOSTON,
reuders it more than ever a deserved favor?
ito with families- traveling. Its central po?
sition and large, airy rooms aro unsur?
PHYSICIANS USE THEM IN THEIR PRACTICE.
It is almost universally tho case that Physi?
cians condemn what are generali}- known as
"Patent Medicines." Although DR. TUTT'S
LIVER TILL IS NOT A PATENT MEDICINE, yet
its composition (the result of years of study)
is known only to himself, and so palpable
are their valuable curative properties, that
very many of the first Physicians in the
Sonth and West have adopted thom in their
practice, and recommend them to their pa?
tients. A17 G
Scrofula or Kiug's Evil is a disease of the
blood, making its appearance ir ev?ry year,
and when fully developed is characterized
by the presence of scrofulojs matter in
Eruptions, Tumors, Swellings, ?fcc. It is
really the seed or germ of many diseases
that are most fatal to mankind. Consump?
tion may follow from it and derangement of
tho liver and digestion is a frequent result.
Rheumatism,Erysipelas, Disease of tho Skin,
Female Weakness and Irregularity, Kid?
ney Affection, Dropsy, Pain in tho Boues,
Head, Back, all come from a vitiated condi?
tion of the Blood. Now, what is the remedy?
Time and experience has demonstrated the
fact that the only suro remedy is Heinitsh's
great medicine-the QUEEN'S DELIOHT-no
other medicino will do it; thousands attest
its worth, and tons of thousands are trying
it to-day, and upon the recorded verdict o?
the people, lot it stand tho wouder of mo?
dern medicines. To the affiioted we say try
it. For sale by FISHER & HEIN TSH.
I* o ?o ? X X-te mb .
The Riverside, for May, has a partie larly
attractive look, on aooont of its nunil ic of
short, bright articles, and its strikini pic?
tures. Nineteen different subject are
treated in the forty-eight pnges, and Bi one
in reading has a chance to get very ti id of
any one article. Fronting tho nam er is
an original and powerful picture of a |iant,
accosted by two travelors, hy Jobi La
Farge, and the first story explains the pic?
ture. Hans Andersen bas some charac eris?
tic "Sunshine Stories," well* fitting the
mouth of May; a pretty picture, by I',. L.
Stone, accompanies it. Jacob Abbot ex?
plains tho philosophy of the hoop. Am ette
Bishop gives another of her delicate airy
poems and pictures. The sculptor Kt ntze
describes how amber is found in tho Biltic
Abby Sago tells another story from O
cor. Tho Huuting Scones in Africa,
Rambles about Constantinople, Borte
Crayon's Young Virginians, and ^Irs
Weeks' Adventures am ong the Indians, aro
all continued; while sandwiched bet neon
tho different articles are a number of pretty
poems. There is something for everybody
in it. Hurd, and Hou ghton, publishers,
Now York. 82.50 per annum. '
SUPREME COURT-TUESDAY, April 20.--M.
L. Bonham ads. W. J. Griffin, continued
by consent. C. Bruco Walker, Assignee, vs.
Lewis Covar, continued by consent. Ann
Griffin and M. L. Bonham vs. J. A. Addi?
son and H. W. Addison, contined by con?
sent. Richard Williams and wife vs. the
Escheator, Jos. T. Cummings, Administra?
tor, continued by consent. S. Morse a jd
Mary Ann, bis wife, vs. Elizabeth Adams et
al., continued by consent. R. C. Richard*
son and R. L. Livingston, Administrator,
el al. vs. Eliza A. Tindal, was heard. Mr.
Moise for motion; Messrs. Haynesworth and
Fraser, on same sido. Mr. Richardson
contra. Mr. Moise in reply.
Putnam's Magazine, for May, has been re?
ceived. The following is the table of con?
tents: Thomas Carlyle as a Practical Guide;
Christus Sylvie; A Stranded Ship; The
Cholera in Asia; Early Spring; Rhyme;
The Emperor's Eye; The Dream of Life;
Voyage of the Esperanza; Guglielmo Ga
jana; To-Day; Mexico and the United
States; Current Events; Literature, Sci?
ence and Art Abroad; Literature at Home;
Fine Arts; Table-Talk; Monthly Bulletin of
WATCHES, SILVER, JEWELRY, ETC.-We
would call special attention to the card of
Mr. James Allan, of Charleston, in another
column. Mr. Allan has bean, for years, in
tho jewelry business; is a skilful watch?
maker; has great experience in fitting spec?
tacles and glasees to the eye, and is agent
for tho celebrated Elgin watches.
At a meeting of tho Columbia Debating
Society, held on the 6th instant, the fol?
lowing officers were elected to serve for the
ensuing year: President, J. J. McCartha;
vice-President, R. B. McKay; Secretary
and Treasurer, F. P. Board; Censor, R. M.
Casson; Query Committee, Messrs. Good
mau, Casson and Stanley.
Wo havo been requested to state that the
Agricultural Convention will meet at Caro?
lina Hall, Wednesday morning, 28th inst.,
at 11 o'clock, instead of Wednesdoy evening.
Mr. James A. Milne has completed his
contraot for painting the Palmetto engine,
and deserves credit for the exquisite man?
ner in which he has beautified that machine.
Twenty-two couviots were discharged
from tho Penitentiary, yesterday, most of
whom hud served out their time.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
James Allan-Jewelry, &c.
John C. Hope-Certificate Lost.
McKenzie's Saloon-Opon for the Season.
P. F. Frazee-Sheriff's Salo.
Acts Passed by tho Legislature.
Milch Cow Wanted-Apply, &c.
J. 8. McMahon-Notice to Tax-Payers.
C. H. Manson-Stockholders' Meeting.
A. J. Berry, Agent-Final Notice.
Donald J. Auld-Assignee's Salo.
Miss Judith Russol, of New Bedford,
writes: I have been afflicted with severe
prostrating cramps in my limbs, cold feet
and hand*, and a general disordered system.
While visiting some friends in New York,
who were using PLANTATION BITTERS, they
prevailed upon me to try them. I com?
menced with a small wino glass full after
each meal. Feeling bettor by degrees, in a
few days I was astonished to find the cold?
ness and cramps had entirely left me, and ?
could sleep the night through, which I had.
not done for years. I feel like another
being. My appetite and strength havo also
greatly improved by tho use of the PLANTA?
MAONOLIA WATER.-Superior to the best
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
the price. A17 Jlf3