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COLUMBIA? S. C.
Sunday muala*. Dcceiuber ii, it?y.
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Tile Case of tne Laurina l'rleoncra-i?'tio
Communication of ''Homdcn."
We invito special attention to the calm
and dispassionate statement ami tho
striking comments of oar correspondent
upon the subject of the Laurens prison?
ers,' whoso CnBe is now before tho public,
It presents th? enormity of. the proceed?
ings in relation to these prisouers in
strong ootore. We hope that the ntten
ttbk^?T, th? whole Stytp will be called to
this matter. The oommuuioation of
"JrJ^tn?enV.is p plain? flpvarniBhe?t state,?
ment of the whole altair from its begin
ning to its present status.
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A Vofee fl oui tu.? Country-Words VA.
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lo His Excellency R. K. Scott, Governor
of South Carolina.
SIB: I have carefully read your inau
gural.address and your annual message
to the present Legislature, and am freo
to cay, that as far as words or promises
go, I have little or no fault to find with
either ; yet there aro some things, that
for the credit of your administration, (if
you realfy wish to conduct it as set
forth?) which it would be well to ponder
upon right in the Btart. As far apart as
you and I are, in political opinions, I
am not going to deal in abuse, or in the
uso of opprobrious epithets, yet I shall be
plain and straight-forward in this, or
any subsequent article, stating nothing
but what I know to bo facts, nnd I shall
do that regardless of fear, affection or
In the two papers mentioned above,
you invoke the'confidence of tho whole
people of the State, Democrats and
Radicals,' as td your future administra?
tion of the Government. Now, right
there looms np a serious obstacle to the
realization of your oppressed wishes for
th? 'present. AH substantial, right
tfimkihg men, (and women, too, if you
pleaflBj) always take ik? acte of any
person, aa to their intentions, whenever
tho two 'disagree. New, how stands the
case with you in the past? Two years
ago, you expressed similar wishes, made
ni mirar promises, and declared, in a very
earnest manner, that you wished for
peace/ 1 Ndw, what ' have you done t o -
ward pVoducing that peuce? What has
your fctjmmiatration donn, gonorally, but
prodaae strife, engender bad feeling
between tho whites and blanks, pro
during an inflated valu o upon the lands
of ibo Si a to, that can never be sustained
anlese ?he creditors of the State are
more lenient than creditors usually ave,
allowing the ring by which you are
surrounded to speculate with the funds
of the State, appointed all over the State
to offices of honor, trust and profit, men
who wera and are still as bankrupt in
honesty, respectability and intelligence
as can ba found in this or any other
State of this Union? Did you expect to
have peaoo, when you allowed woll
known radical agitators to run riot
through th? country, making incendiary
speeches to the negroes, telling them to
shoot, burn and steal among tho whites,
and perpetr?te any other injury that
might come in their way; and then for
fear that their friends would not be able
to do their work effectively without, you
send them thousands upon thousands oi
stands of arms, to be put into tho bauds
of an ignorant, excitable race, mean?
while inflaming their passions with bad
whiskey and worse advice, then parade
them up, down and over the streets and
squares of our towns, teaching thom ta
contrive some plan to insult and nuuoj
every while person they met? You were
told of these things, aud yet you nevei
put forth a hand to stay them. 'Tic
true, you onoe in a while sent mea ta
those places to investigate (?) tho com?
plaints, but what were the investigations
worth, or how were they made?
You sent men to make them that were
as vagabond in . character, whether you
knew it or not, as were the men whose
acts they came to look after. Where did
the investigators go to for information!
Why, nowhere else, but right to the au?
thors of mischief themselves, and these
latter would send for a few negroes thai
- could be hired to swear to anything that
wa? presented to them for less than five
dollars each, to be their witnesses in tht
ease, and your agent would go nowhere
else for information.
- I might go on for a week with like out
rages upon the whito inhabitants ol
South Carolina, but I forbear for the pre
sent to to do so, and as to tho simple,
plain question, can you expeot that the
Democracy of tho State, who aro tin
substantial inhabitants thereof, will,
upon your mere declaration, have conti
donco that your futuro administrator,
will bo any bettor than tho past? Yoi
certainly cannot be so obtuse. MVke ;
good administration of tho affairs of the
State, suoh as you and scmio of youl
friends have chalked out; lot your acts ai
once correspond with your declarations
and good mon of all partios will como tc
your help to prodnoo peace, good ordoi
and fraternal feeling. To this end, youi
earliest aots must be such as to li rut bogo
confidence. Without this, your drean
must end, as does tho baseless fabric o
Now, Govornor, do you really wau
poaco, us you have stated? If. so, when
db you want it? "AU over tho State,1
did you say? Very woll, that is right
But let mo ask, do you wish to hnv
poaco in what you have been lcd to be
liovo to bo tho worst part of tho State
"Yes," say you, "I would havo peuce ii
Laurons." Very well; I will toll you th
quickest and most effectual way to get il
Put an end to the machinations of Grow
& Co., and you will have peace. If thi
had been done five years ago, there wool
have been peace all this time. Upo
Crews mainly rests the responsibility fo
lall the Laurena troubles. And yet,
whilst peaceful, law-abiding citizens of
l^u*?n? Sra 7to!?niiy_sTrs?tyi_ afid snb?
joete* tftfa malignant flrosiou^on.s th?
very hofi? and ?ont j qt all tho mio?hiot
oaoapostjiko a rax frons Laurens* to" ape
the tiger in Coombia* He not only goos
Soott-froo?, bat he fcjlkes his seat as a lo
gislator, and hounds ott the prosecution
and the pursuit of innocent parties, and
this, Governor, soems to be done with
your connivance, ir not at your insti?
gation. Is this the fulfillment of your
recont promises? How do these deeds com?
pare with your honeyed words of peaco
in your recent utterances? Let me sug?
gest, Governor, that just for a change, you
make a trial, for a short time at least, of
being tho honest, straight-forward ruler
of tho whole people of, thc State, and
see if it does produce a change so very
agreeable, that yon would not oxohange
it for anything within yonr reach. Call
to your assistance men of ability, of
I honesty, of integrity of character; make
an honest, earnest determined effort to
corry fully into effect all the declarations
that you have made in this direction;
throw to tho dogs, or the devil, tho cor?
rupt ring by which you havo been sur?
rounded fur the last two years; use all
your powers to put a stop to this bribery
and corruption that has so disgraced the
legislation of the past two years; put a
stop to the miserable squandering of tho
fends of the Slate; pursue every dis?
honest offico-holder to tho inside gnto of
the penitentiary; put an honest man in
bis place; do all else that is right and
proper for a Governor to do for the whole
people over which ho is called to rule,
and you shall havo at once, emanating
(rom tho Democracy of South Carolina,
a foroo of help, morally and physically,
that has not often fallen to the lot of any
ruler heretofore. Let everybody learn
as quick as possible, that yon are deter?
mined to be the just and equitable ruler
of a freo people, who are, and have boon
all the time, in favor of peace on pro?
per terms; and you will soon realize a
help, and principally from the party that
hos heretofore been opposed to you, that
tho highest flights of your fancy never
prosented to your view. This will raise
a storm in your present ranks, thero is
no doubt; but you will be fully sustained
when you havo given confidence to tho
people of the State, that you aro sincere
in your deolaratious of peace and good
rule. Confidence is what we want; givo
that, and we will, as good citizens, help
you out to tho end, faithfully, justly aud
truly. We want peace, good govern?
ment, and confidence in our rulers, that
it may lead us to prosperity,? phsically,
financially and morally, and the greatest
good that can accrue to the whole peo?
ple. Respectfully, I remain yours, ?c.,
The Case of the Laarcno Frlioneri.
The facts connected with the case
which heads this article, are of such a
character as to pat every mind upon
serious reflection. The question involved
is no party question-it is a question of
parsoual liberty. The great principles
of Magna Charter-principles which our
ancestors made every sacrifico to main?
tain and establish-are being tampored
with in the most reckless manner, and it
behooves every citizen, whatever may be
his color or condition, or political
opinions, to usu his influence to arrest
tho course of actiou which seems to bo
determined upon in relation to these
pri?ouers. What ? are tho facts ? A
number of geutloraeu of tho highest re?
spectability-bearing characters without
stain or blemish-were arrested on the
2Gth and 27th November inst, in Laurens
County, by a Deputy United States Mar?
shal, sustained by the United States
military authorities. No effort had been
made to arrest theso geutlomon by tho
civil authorities of tho Unitod States or
tho State, and no little surprise was ex?
cited by tho appearance of General
Carian in that part of the country, sur?
rounded by all "the pomp aud circum?
stance of glorious war." It is said that
Joo Crews wont to Washington and pro?
cured tho President to turn over to him
a part of the laud forces of tho United
States to enforce these arrests. Be this
as it may, tho forces came iu martial
array, and made a bloodless conquest.
It ia well kuown in Laurens that every
man who was arrested, had he been
informed that a warrant had been issued
against him, and his presenco was de?
sired hy the Deputy Marshal, would have
gone forward and surrendered himself as
a prisoner. There was, therefore, no
nocosaity for this great display of foico
to secure these prisoners. The officers
in command did not know this, pcrhnps,
but the authorities of tho State knew tho
fact. They know that tho persons
charged with the violation of tho laws in
tho disturbance of 20th October had no
intention to offer any resistance whatever
to civil oflioers acting undor legal prooess*
Tho arrests having boon inado, tho pri?
soners woro hurried away from their
homes, and, _ reaching Newberry by
forced marches, wero placed upon a
special train after mid-night, brought to
Columbia, and locked up In jail without
a cocctuitalent. Tho followiug day, they
woro lot to bail by tho United States
Commissioner, who, by tho admission of
the prosecuting attorney, had tho right
to grant the order of hail-tho charge in
tho warrant being a bailablo offence.
Let it, however, bo horno in mind, too,
that thero is a Unitod States Com?
missioner resident in Laurens; that tho
offer was made to the Deputy who inado
tho arrests to toko them beforo this
Commissioner for bail, and that ho re?
fused to elo so, saying his orders were to
take tho prisoners to Columbia. Orders
from whom, wo would like to know? Let
it also bo remembered that tho prisoners,
whon they reached Newberry, and ascer?
tained that they were about being taken
to Columbia, asked th- privilege of
sending for their counsel, who woro
known to bo ia Newberry, on thoir way to
Columbia. Their object was to get their
counsel to accompany them. This sacred
privilege was denied thom. -Thoy bod ?be
bayoneta at their breaste, ^tta^tbe?l,
followed tho diebbargettf^b??? MpM|
before.tbe^?nited Stotea Oomn^iJtflorfe?f ?
Before .they! leit tho Court Boom', Oh?G?
i OQoetabla Hubbard had gone to fe Trial
JUDtioo, mjde an affidavit upon "inf or
mpiiou and'belief," and had his deputies
present, with warrants to arrest four4of
the parties for murder.' These ?rere thon
again looked up. Tho next norning, all
these but one, were released-two on
bail, and one on the ground that he had
been arrested by the wrong name; but,
before the ink was dry on tho bonds of
these gentlemen, they were again arrest?
ed and looked up, under warrants for
murder, issued upon tbe affidavit of
Hubbard. What next? Tho District
Attorney handed out sundry bill:) of in?
dictment against* theso parties, sud
others-who had not been arrested, to the
Grand Jury of tbe United States District
Court, then in session in Columbia.
The Qraud Jury took up ono of tb o cases,
considered it, and returned "no bill"
tbereupou, the District Attorney with?
drew the other bills; and when this be?
came known, the other parties who wore
out on bail in the case before tho Uuited
States District Court, were re-arrested
uuder warrants for murder, upon the
"information and belief" of Hubbard.
Tbe gamo was now being developed.
The great object of these arrests, under
United States warrants, was to got the
prisoners to Columbia, away from their
homes, and the County in which they
wore entitled to be tried uuder tho Con?
stitution and laws of the State. But
another chapter follows-more impor?
tant than all others in tho history of this
affair. Judge Vernon is the Judge of tbe
Seventh judicial Circuit, embracing
Laurens County, whore the alleged
offences wera committed. Application
was made before bim for writs of habeas
corpits, and they were granted. They
were served upon P. F. Frazee, Sheriff
of Richland County, on Thursday, tho
8th instant. Tho prisouo:s were inform?
ed that he would take them on Saturday
morning's train to Spartauburg, the
place of residence of Judge Vernon, and
to bold themselves in readiness to go at
that time. On tbe morning of Saturday,
the Sheriff was at the jail with a convey?
ance for the prisoners, and they were
taken to the depot. Before they were
permitted to leave the omnibus in which
they wore seated, Frazee was served with
a eubpcoua, signed by Joe Crews, to ap?
pear as a witness before a Special Com?
mittee of the Legislature, at 10 o'clook
that day, and bring with him any orders,
writs or judicial pap?is which were in hie
possession, signed by Judge Vernon.
The paper was. served a few moments
beforo the time of departure of tbe train,
?ml tho Deputy Constable who served
tibe Bubpoue, told the Sheriff that he
was under arrest/ The latter submitted)
and bad the prisoners driven back to the
jail. The subpeona of Crows proved
moro potent than tbe great writ of habeas
corpus, issued by one of the Judges of
South Carolina. The above is a fair and
impartial statement of tho leading facts
of this case. In the capital of South
Carolina, tho execution of the writ of
habeas corpus hns been defeated by tho
pretensive arrest of the officers charged
with its execution, in tbe fuce of the
General Assembly and tbe Sapromo
Court of tho State, then and now in
session, and iu defiance of every prin?
ciple of law and justice and liberty. Who
is responsible for this outrage? Joe
Crews, it is said, but who believes it?
He is the mero tool of tbe man in the
mask, and it should be stripped off and
his features oxposed.
L9t tho Legislature take this urittor
in baud, sud know who bas counseled
and advised this flagrant abuse of power.
Under whose orders is tho coustable
who made this pretended arrest? Who
appointed him, aud who is responsible
for bis acts? Who bas tho right and the
power to control him? Let these ques?
tions bo auswored. Where is tho State
drifting? Is any ono so blind as not to
see and feel that, if such abuses of
power aro for a moment tolerated, no
man's liberty is safe-aye, neither life
itself. Such usurpation of power and
reckless disregard of law and the princi?
ples of free Government, como homo to
every man-whatever may bo his condi?
tion in life. Let this thing, then, be
nipped in the bud, or it will grow into
a monstrous precedent sgainst tho rights
and liberties of the citizen. If tbe law
bas been violated-if the men who aro
under arrest have committed crimes, let
them be tried according to the laws of
tho land; but in tho name of tho groat
principles which underlie our structure
of free Government, let not tbe spirit of
faction take possession of tho minds of
mon, and drive them to sueh desperate
extremes as this case is developing.
Is there no ono in the Legislature to
sound tbe clarion note of liberty against
these outrages? Centuries ago such vio?
lations of tho principles of liberty cost
a King of England his head as well as
bis crown. HAMDEN.
Finn IN LEXINGTON DISTRICT.-The
Lexington Dispatch, of tho 9th instant,
says: A fire occurred, last Tuesday
night, on the premises kuown as the
'Samuel Wingard place,' ou Fourteen
Mito Creek, about two miles from our
town. Tho flames spread to all the ad?
jacent wooden buildings on tho promises
and totally consumed tho samo. The
houses were occupied by colored people.
Fina AND Loss OF LIFE.-Wo learn
from the Cberaw Democrat, that tho
dwelling of Mr. Franklin Hancock, in
that County, near Hornsboro, was burn?
ed on Saturday, the 3d instant, and that
bis youngest child, about two years of
age, perished in the flames. Mr. Han
cook lost his outiro stock of provisions,
furniture, clothing, &?. The fire is sup?
posed .to have been accidental.
Martin Washington, Thomas Gibson,
Jeff. Pinow, George Cohen, prisoners in
tho Georgetown (S. C.) jaU, succeeded
in making their escape, last week, during
the absence of tbe jailer at dinner.
LEG I Bli AT I VE PROC?KDIlf OS.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1870.
wf ... SENATE.
' The Senate mot at 19 ra. ' A
The petition of the Charleston Land
Company was presented, for a chatter
of s ferry from Charleston to various
pointe on Wando River.
A hill to make appropriations for the
per diem and mileage of members of tho
General Assembly was reported by the
Committee on Engrossed Bills, and read
the third time.
The Committee on Finance reported
unfavorably on a resolution to provide
for the adjustment of tho Fire Lonu
Tho Committco on Contingent Ac?
counts reported on the account of Jus.
M. Allen, and recommended that it bc
The Committee on Contingent Ac?
counts reported ou sundry accounts for
articles furnished the dork and ?3er
The Committee on Contingent Ac?
counts reported on tho account of tho
Churl CH ton News, und recommended that
it be paid. Adopted.
Mr. Hayne gave notico of a bill to
repeal tho Act establishing tho constabu?
Mr. Allen introduced a bill to author?
ize tho Governor to appointa Sherill' for
Greenville, to fill tho unexpired terni of
A. B. Vioker8, deceased.
A resolution was received from the
House, to appoint a committee to inves?
tigate the affairs of tho Constabulary
Dopartmeut. Referred to Committee on
Re trench mn nts.
A resolution was introduced, to inquire
into the expediency of heating tho Luna?
tic Asylum by means of steam.
Mr. Cardozo gave notice of a bili to
authorize tho State to support the in?
mates of tho Lunatic Asylum, instead of
the Counties, ns heretofore.
Mr. Greene introduced a bill to amend
nu Act to abridge and simplify the rules,
practice and pleading in tho Courts of
the State; also, a bill to extend tho juris?
diction of Probate Judges; which woro
ordered for a second reading to-morrow.
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill to define
the law in relation to certaiu easements,
and for other purposes.
Mr. Greene introduced a joint resolu?
tion to authorize tho Attorney-General
to employ assistanco in certain suits now
pending, und to mako au appropriation
to pay for tho same.
A bill to amend so much of an "Act to
revise, simplify und abridge the rules,
practice and pleading in tho Courts of
this State," as pertains to the Third,
Fourth aud Fifth Circuits of the State,
received its second reading, and was re?
ferred to the Committee on tho Judiciary.
The report of the Committee on Edu?
cation on a bill to amend an Act entitled
"An Act to establish and maintain a sys?
tem of free common schools for the State
of South Carolina," was discharged till
Thursday, at 1 o'clock.
A bill to incorporate the town of Tim
monsville was re-committed to the Com?
mittee on Incorporations.
Reports (majority and minority) of thu
Committee on Public Lands on resolu?
tion of Hon. Geo. P. McIntyre, concur?
rent resolution from tho House of Repre?
sentatives, and concurrent resolution of
E. S. J. Hayes, relativo to the appoint?
ment of committees to examine the af?
fairs of the Land Commission, and also
of the State Treasurer, with power to
send for persons and papord, were pre?
sented. Mr. Hayes' resolution was
A resolution to require tljo Committee
on Charitable Institutions to investigate
all matters portaiuing to the samo and
report, was adopted.
The report of tho Committee on the
Judiciary on a bill to improve the Port
Royal Improvement Company, was laid
on the table, in order to tako up the
bill-the consideration of which was
postponed till the 10th January.
A bill to alter and amend an Act
entitled "An Act to provide a mode by
which to perpetuate testimony in rela?
tion to deeds, wills, ohoses in action,
and othor papers and records destroyed
or lost duriug the recent war," was struck
from tho calendar.
A bill to vest the title of the State to
a lot of laud in tho village of Orange
bnrg, in the purchaser or purchasers
who shall pay for fbe same, at p pu bl io
sale by ordor of the Probato Court of
Charleston, was ordered for a third read?
The Senate thou adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 m.
Mr. Hurley announced to the Houso
the death of Mr. Daniel Kinder, mem?
ber from Lexington, and moved that the
Houso now adjourn until to-morrow, at
12 m., in respect to his memory; and
that a committoo be appointed to draft
Mr. Duncan, of Spartanburg, second?
ed the motiou, and delivered tho follow?
I rise to second tho motion of tho gen?
tleman from Charleston. It is true, my
acquaintance with Mr. Ktnsler dates
back only a few days-since our coming
togothor hore. He snt, sir, immediately
in my rear, and I discovered from thc
tir.it thnt humility and modesty woro his
distinguishing characteristics. From tho
begiuning to the close of his short
career hero, in all of his conversations
with mo, which wero frcqnont, tho lead?
ing idea and chief concern with him, and
whioh seemed to oppress him, was tho
responsibility of the duties devolving
upon him as a Representative, and bow
ho might best and faithfully discharge
that trust. His vacant seat tells us that
tho State has lost a valuable servant, and
forcibly improsses tho truth, that in tho
midst of life wo aro in death. That he
has been so suddenly and mysteriously
taken, renders it additionally meet and
proper that wo pause aud think of their
sad eveut. I therefore second the motion
The nouse then adjourned.
Seltzer Water on draft, at POLLOCK'S.
Xi o oa 1 Ito aaa. s -
CENTRAI. NATIONAL BANK OF COLUMBIA.
Wo invito attention to tba advertisement
'on this subject, to bo found in another
colu.ni n. . We cordially commend tho
enterprise, as tending ta advance tho
publie interests, by increasing on? bunk?
ing facilities i?nd adding to cur horne
POST OFFICE HOURS.-Northern mail
opens 4.30 P. M.; closes ll A. M.
Charleston and Greenville, open 4.30
P. M. ; close 5.80 A. M.
Westom, opens 12.30 P. M.; closes
Charleston, evening, opens 8 A. M. ;
closes G P. M.
Office open Sundays from half-past
1 o'clock to half-past 5.
On Sunday, a dinner was furnished to
tho Laurens prisoners by their friends
through Messrs. Paysinger & Franklin
by consent of Sheriff Frazee. What was
tho surprise of this officer, on going to
tho jail, to find it occupied by a dumber
of the State Constabulary-n, cock-and
bull storj' having been trumpeted up that
the prisoners were to be spirited away.
The Sheriff protested, und after a short
parley, tho constabulary retired. Tho
appetites of the Laurens party wero not
impaired, however, by the display of
force, und empty dishes only were left.
DEATH OF A LEGISLATOR.-The body
of Dauiel Kinsler, Esq., a Democratic
member of the Legislature, from Lem?
ington County, was found, on Sunday,
in a by-road, near Horse Pond, about
two milos from Congnreo Ferry. As ho
was expected homo ou Saturday, and
did not arrive, search waa made for him,
and his hat was found; continuing tho
search, the body was discovered nearly
half a milo off. No marks of violence
were observed. A jury was summoned
and an inquest was to have been held
yesterday. Mr. Kinsler was engaged in
merchandizing in Columbia for a num?
ber of years, but retired to his farm in
Lexington about tho year 1851, where he
has since resided. He was selected a
member of the Legislature by the Demo?
crats, at tho late election.
PBCENIXIANA.-The price of single
copies of tho PII??NIX Ls five cents. If
carriers charge more it is simply a swin?
dle. They can be obtained at that price
at the offioe.
A meeting of the Young Men's Chris?
tian Association is called for this even?
ing, to elect Directors.
Wo are indebted to Treasurer Spinner
for a oopy of his annual report to tho
Secretary of tho Treasury.
Hereafter the South Carolina Railroad
will run a train on Sunday nights to
and from Columbia, leaving at thc same
hour as during tho week.
Judge Vernon obeyed the summons
of tho Special Committee, conveyed by
their Sergcnnt-at-Arma, and arrived here
yesterday. He goes before them this
Any family in search of a home in tho
up-country, can obtain full information
with reference to a valuable house and
lot in tho town of Cokesbnry, by apply
iug.to Me?srs. W. D. Love & Co.
Pocket memoraudum-books, of all
sizes and styles, for big and little folks
useful articles, too-aro kept by Messrs.
Duffie cfc Chapman. Wo have received
several specimens from them, for which
they will accept our thanks.
Mr. John E. Marley, who has been
connected with the South Carolina Rail?
road, for a long series of yonrs, with
entire satisfaction to the pnblie and thc
Company, has been transferred to Co?
lumbia, as General Agent, from Augusto.
W. F. Hague, Esq., the polito and
rttentive assistant Private Secretary to
Gov. Scott, has departed for the Buck?
eye State, on "matrimonial intont," as
it is currently reported. He expects to
return about the beginning of tho new
Messrs. Holmes & Macbeth will dis?
pose of tho valuable "Hampton planta?
tion" at auction, on Tuesday next, thc
20th instant. Tho attention of land
buyers is particularly called to this sale,
as there aro many advantages pertaining
to tho land.
At tho annual meeting of tho Palmetto
Association, tho following membors
wero elected to servo for ono year: Cap?
tain W. B. Stanley, President; Henry
Beard, Esq., Vico-Presidont; Henry E.
Scott, Esq., Treasurer; R. S. Morrison,
Esq., Corresponding Secrotary, and W.
F. Purse, Recording Secretary.
Extensive preparations aro being made
for the settlement of numerous "chicken
disputes" during tho Christmas holidays.
Messrs. Paysinger & Franklin have ro
moved thoir "pit" to the lot in rear of
the Exchange Hotel, where, it is antici?
pated, the "main" difficulty will occur.
Read Messrs. Love & MaCreery's ad?
vertisement, and then "go for them"
not with a heavy oane, but a well filled
pocket-book. They will solve the pro
blom, na tp what is ueee^ary r^r suitable
for OlwUtmegfiresv'riifli W?t?twiiW^^$
gentlemen ar child rah: They will ac?
cept oar thanks Tbr Hhe .articles fur?
UNITED STA??ES Courir..-Hon. Geo. S.
Bryau presiding. The jnrore answered
to their names as on previous days.
United States vs. Junas Brown-voting
under age. Bi. H. D. Byron, Assistant
United States Attorney, for Government,
und W. H. Wigg for defendant. Jory
returned a verdict of guilty.
United States rs. Tbos. Johnson-ille?
gal voting. No prosecutor having fcp
prared and defendant being in jail, on
motion of W. H. Wigg, for defendant,
it is ordered, that defendant bo dis?
United States vs. J. B. Glass. Judg?
ment for executors ot H. Davis, surety
claimant. F. W. McMaster for claim?
ant. Tho executors of Heury Davis sub
rogated to the rights of plaintiff
Tho United States Marshal being ruled
to show causo why ho should not be at?
tached for not oinking the money in tho
above stated case, and having satisfied
tho Court that ho was prevented by an
order of the Court, it is ordered, on mo?
tion of F. W. McMaster, attorney for
executor, thr? tho rule be discharged.
The Judge ?avo notice that the Inqui?
ry Docket would be called to-morrow.
HOTEII ABHIVALS, December 12.
Columbia Hotel-J. Bremen, A. Price, D.
O. Jacobs, Charleston ; W. L. Young,
Baltimore; J. Townsend, New Orleans;
P. G. Chappell, Richland; W. M. Dwight
and wife, Winusboro; C. G. Wynne, W.
B. Wynne, A. Fedorlin, E. M. Abbot,
New York; R. E. Lyles, W. A. Bradley,
Ga.; H. W. Parr, Fairfield; N. H. Bouk
night, M. W. Avery, J. H. Hniet, J. K.
Vance, Edgefield; H. Lance, Providence;
J. D. Gillespie, S. C.; W. H. Duncan,
Barnwell; R. B. Lyons, Union; W. J.
Crosswell, S. C.
dickerson House.-S. Lewis, Georgo
Roddy, A. D. Topscott, F. A. Babcock,
New York; J. Martin, city; B. Randal),
J. B. Randall, Florida; S. F. Houston,
Augusta; E. Thomas, Johnson's T. O. ;
Henry P. Farrow, Atlanta; Dan Gordon,
Miss Alice Reynolds, Miss Mollie McAl?
lister, Alabama; J. C. Taylor, Boston;
S. H. J. Strange, Richmond; F. Boyd,
Baltimore; M. J. Marcus, Augusta;-E.
S. J. Hayes. E. N. Steodman, Lexing?
ton; R. M. Steele, city; M. M. Wolfe,
Charlotte; S. H. Holland, "Virginia; W.
E. Earle, Greenville; W. Perry, Pendle?
ton; F. E. Taylor, Charleston; R. J.
Donaldson, F. A. Babcock, Cheraw; M.
Marco, Lydia; H. L. Law, Miss E. C.
LIST OP NEW AI>VERT?SEHKST?.
D. H. SUcox-Farm fotBfl?. .
D. Appleton & Co.-A Ney/' Novel. .
? W. M. Thomas-850 Reward?
J. B. Hubbard-For Sale.
D. C. Peixotto & Son-Auction.
W. B. Stanley-Table Cutlery.
E. Hope-Firo Crackers, Raisins, etc.
Central National Bank of Columbia.
True Brotherhood Lodge No. 84.
E. Pollard-Holiday Presents.
CUBE ron Couunon COLD.-Aa Boon aa there
ia tho slightest uneasiness of the cheat, with
difficulty of breathing or indications of couch,
take during tho day a few "Brown's Bron?
chial Troches." Containing demuloont ingre?
dients, thoy allay Pulmonary Irritation. Have
thom in readiness npiiu the first appearance
of a cold or cough. Deo 13 1
"It's mity curis," said Mrs. Partington to
Iko, while reeding about tho impending war
in Eurone, "that tho Ilollorhorn creates euch
an ado in Yurrnp, when it's sich a common
disease among the cattle in Amer ky." The
old lady, having delivered herself of the
above, took a dose of In ri-AI AN'B ti nr. AT (i HU?
MAN BITTCKH to cheer her depressed spirits,
and resumed her knitting. ' i
Lippman's bitters are for salo by all drug
gistw und dealers. Depot in Columbia, H. C.,
at U-KiQEii & MCQUEOOU'S, Druggists. H 18
The friends and acquaintances of Mr. and
Mrs. J-jsoph Daniel Popo, of Dr. J. A. T. Scott
and of Du. WILLIAM C. SCOTT, are invited
to attend tho funeral services of the hitter, al
Trinity Church, TO-DAY, at 12 o'clock M.
Y, AI. C. A.-Tho regular monthly meeting
of tho Young Men'a Christian Association will
bo held THIS EVENING, at 7 o'clock, in the
Reading Room of tho Association. Members
are rominded that an election for Directors will
bo held, aud that a full attendance ia therefore
important. B. FRANK MAULDIN,
Dec 13 Recording_8cc'y.
Superior Table Cutlery.
AFULL and complote assortment of tho
abovo goods, from ODO of the best manu?
facturera in tho United Statea, received thia
day, ami for salo at STANLEY'S.
Dec 13 1
25 DEAD of good SADDLE IT^M,
yffiS and HARNESS HORSES? Jg=%
FOUR MULE TEAM, with Wagon and Har?
ness complete. Terms cash. Inquire of
Dec 13 JOHN B. HUBBARD.
Central National Bank.
SUBSCRIPTION LISTS to etock in tho CEN?
TRAL NATIONAL BASK of Columbia will he
deposited for a few days with tho following
parties: Mesara. Copeland ic Dearden, Mesara.
Bryan & McCarter, and A. G. Bronizor, Esq.
Those wishing to take stock will do woll to
call at oneo, as thero is only a limited amount
to ho taken beforo organization. Dec 13
True Brotherhood Lodge No. 84, A.F.M.
A AN Extra Communication of Truo
?".?^rBrothorhood Lodge, No. 81, will ho
/V\heldTIllH (Tuesday) EVENING, at 7
o'clock, in Maeonio Hall, for the purposo of
installing the ofllcera elect for tho ensuing
Masonic year. Visiting brethren in tho city
and members of tho sister Lodges in good
standing, aro cordially invited to attend. By
ordor of tho W. M. F. A. GREY,
Doo 13 1 8eorota~ry
CfK K?&SS. ANY timo between now
. ?V^IHEC?' and Christmas, I will run
If^BtBS&zr**- ihn BAY HORSE FLY
CATCHER, With 175 poundB or moro against
any horse in Columbia, a half mile Hurdle
Race, oTorfour hurdles, atiff timber, for 11,000
a aide. Play or pay. MATT HERNE.
Dec 14 2