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Saturday Blorninfc:, Au gurt 12, 1871.
Tho Bluo mtlge Rallrond.
"Wo lay before oar readera, this morn?
ing, tho elaborate and olear report of tho
committee appointed by the Tax-payers'
Convention to examine the legislation in
relation to tho Bino Ridge Railroad.
Wo commend this report to all who may
be desirons of informing themselves as
to tbo present status of thiB enterprise,
and ina io tho interests 6i tho State thuro
iu. Thus far, the showing is a poor one.
It appears that alroad^.thero has been an
outlay of about 82,600,000, for which wo
hu vc at this timo only the short stretch
frc rn .'Anderson to Walhalla and tho costly
work upon unfinished tunnels. The fu?
ture ?of this rbad must bo Very different
from its past, if anything good is to come
from it to the people of this State. ' It
ia stated that an association of responsi
-b|QWnt]?i??h/;?&ye' recently purchased
tho State stock of this road, and that,
-uqdef ?he flew regime, \he work will bo
fairly and vigorously prosecuted and tho
business "not conflued to thc manipula?
tion) bf tho bonds. It is J due ?to the
p' xi bi ic that, the ne w arrangement b o au
' ? thor i tfttivoly proclaimed, in order that
rp,attera of public oonoern bo brought
beforo tho tribunal of tho citizens of tho
L^Y*AB o? ^HBR?^IO^II ROSES IS Lorftki
ANiV.-Tho New Orleans Times says, the
for Buprema'?y. .between the
i??onthitoB and Dqnnitos progresses in
ofcnf?? city with a> ferocity,, yindiotijess
arm unscrupulousness ; ne ver before
equalled by any party ot ; t??tipn contest
in the State. The whole' Radi bal party,
(including every office-holder of: tho
^y&deilal, Bjtate and cRy Gpyefcriment,, is
absorbedfin thia combat. Public busi?
ness ' and ' i?tef e?ts ' aro' utterly ignored,
and the public money ruthlessly squan?
dered to promote, the fortunes of the
one or tho other faction. ,Every species
of fraud, deceit, violence and trickery
ia employed to the same end. TQ? po?
lice are rolicY?d from the duty for tvhioh
?hey are hired, and ordered to spread
thorned voa, over thc city to break np thc
dabs of the adverse faction, and oontro!
all primary meetings. The general ord OJ
is to beat tba custom boase party bj
whatever means may be necessary.
THJB ROYAL F AMITA- TS IHEUIKD.-Th<
bftfjty departnro of the Prinoe of Wale:
and his brother and sister from Bublii
closed what will probably be tho last at
tempt, dnring this generation, to pacify
the people of Ireland by a visit from ani
member of the royal family of Qrea
Britain. In any other portion of thi
British dominions unfrequented hy tlx
Queen or her children, the royal parti
would have boen sure of a flatterioj
welcome;, and though the Prince o
Wales is not* much of a favorite ia Eng
land,, he is in no danger of beiug open).'
derided by'the popqlaoo of any Englisl
- city. A variety of causes probably com
bined to produce tho Dublin outbreak
There seems to have been a deep-rootei
feeling of disappointment at the failur
of the Prinoe of Wal? s to propitiate th
populaoe by interceding on behalf of th
Fenian prisoners. As a matter of policy
he should have made such an effort, eve:
if it proved fruitless; but he may be to
run oh of a novice in matters of govern
mont to appreciate the importance of a:
act exhibiting his individual good-will
or toa nninfluential to hope that his ic
teroessioh waa -of the slightest const;
quenco. Ho had been kindly receive
in many other portions of the world, ir
clading tho United States, withoc
having previously made the slightet
pretence of exhibiting political frienc
ship for them, and he did not probabl
seo any special reason for d?parti n
from his usual policy of non-intervei
tion to appease tho Irish. Bat in tl
absence bf any speoial oonse for lovin
the royal family of Great Britain, thc
have apparently considered his failui
to intercede for the Fenian prisoners' i
a special grievance, and his visit bi
'strengthened rather than diminish*
the ancient antagonism to British dcm
nation. Tho Fenian leaders probab
feared that tho visit would tend to alb
bad fooling, and that their cause, thor
fore, required some desperate ezpediei
to counteract its influence. If this wi
the object of their procession of Sm
day, they have been wonderfully su
TBE FBBNOH WAI? Bunour.-The wi
budget in Franco has been increase
271,000,000f. I-not this loading pot
France a little too heavily? If Fran*
boars it patiently it means that the idi
of yet taking vengeauce ou Germany
not yet abandoned. Is the next goner
tion to see, as we have'seen-as ot
fathers saw-France and Gormany i
deadly conflict? It is not impossible
Henry Ward Boeohor preached d fo
* Sundays ago from tho text, "My soi
cleaveth unto tho dust," moaning thor
by*, doublleds, tho $20,000 salary he got
Tl?e lila? Ridge Rallro??.
To (hs Executive ComrnjUfie 'Af-tye Tax
payertfConvmionlofjfye State if South
Carolina. 8 [h\ \
GKNX?IIIMKN: g?ndefr the, instructions,
of the Tax-payers' Convention, vre have
examined-tho legislation .in relation to
the Blue Bidgo Bailroad Company, and
tho action of the oompany under those
Acts, and beg leave to report:
That in 1854. (12 Stat., 373.) the State
subscribed $1,000,000 to the company, 1
and authorized tho Governor to issue
State bonds to pay such subscription.
The State also authorized the Comptrol?
ler-General, by the natue Act, to endorso
bonds of tho Blue Ridge Railroad Com?
pany to tho amount of 81,000,000. The |
endorsement to be void if the honda
were sold or issued below tho par value.
Other conditions were also attached to
tho endorsement by tho State. These
endorsed bonds were to be secured by a
mortgage Of the property of the com?
pany in Sou tb Carolina. Georgio, North
Carolina and Tennessee. It appears
that the State never did endorse any
bonds Under the Aot of 1804, bat the
oompany issued its bonds to about 82G0,
000, and Becurod them, by a mortgage,
to Henry Goardin, James Rose and
Mitchell King, of all of its property in
the a?v?ral States. Ia 18G8, the State,
referring, to. tba above-provisions, of tho
.AoVof 18o?r and r?oiti rig ^fron'e?nsly,
however,) tlmt:th? 581tie;Kiogo Company
bad ^ebUsodTthje mpVtgja&tyjninited by
tho Aot iPf. .1851, .an.d; that po bonds had
been endorsed by the : State, and that
-tho conditions imp??ed upon1 the - en
doperont} ttf?IMJKDV M ' I3!&: "HaWbe
c?rno impqeaib.lo.,?ntl injudi??puB, wlvilo
the necessity of tho completion of the
tibi?os "?i?d i conditions,": t to -endorso
bbtfds to' the ifnioant ^ $1,000,000/ ;Ko
Booarity, waa.yPr.ovidod "JM'J!^ = dHfl?r?o
m?ht'.by, the 'State. (S?o Sec I of Act
of 186S^L4Stat^25.) - , . . T
TliQ.neoopd aeo'tipa pfv yip Aot author
ized tue Gomptroller-Ge?or?r to 'endorsa
bonds of the Bine Ridge Company "to
an additiooal amount not exceeding
83,000,000, "?ndv^nW as soon as the
Comptroller-G?rjof?l 'shall have mado
any saab endorsement on any such con?
tract,, the. whole estate, property and
fonda in tho . Btatea of South Carolina,
Georgia, North Carolina and Tennesseo,
which tho said company may then pos?
sess pr shall afterwards acquire, shall
henceforth stand pledged and' mort?
gaged to the State Without any further
oct or deed on.thepart of the company."
The section'authorizing the' endorse?
ment of th? 33,OOO1,000, provided that
the bonds "shall not be used unless upon
the express condition that npon applica?
tion to Congress, or to private capital?
ists, the amount of 83,000,000 in cur?
rency, or so mach of that sum as may 1
bo necessary, shall bo furnished in ex?
change or upon the soo uri ty pf said
bonds," The objeo^of the proviso was
to ? provint the Bale' or pledge o? the
bonds' at tess than par. It was, ia. fact,
a continuation of the proviso in the Aol
of .185-1, that the endorsement waa to be
void if the bonds were sold or'issued
below their par value. Before tho en?
dorsement of the bonds by the State, (aa
we are informed,) the Blue Ridge Com?
pany executed to Messrs. Henry Gour?
din, H. ClewB and G. S. Cameron a
mortgage of all of its property in the
States of South Carolina, Georgia, North
Carolina and Tennessee, to secure the
Si,OOO,000 of bonds authorized by tho
Act pf 1808. This mortgage wasj exe?
cuted and recorded before tho' bonds
were signed by the company or endorsed
by the State. From this review of the
legislation, and of the action of the
oompany, it appears that the bonds au?
thorized and liens created were as fol?
1. Tho mortgage to Gourdie, Rose
and King, to secure about $260,000 of
bonds of the company unendowed.
2. 1,000,000 of endorsed bonds au?
thorized by the Act of 1808, which were
ti ti seau red by any legislation-3301,000
of theso bonds were to be applied "to
tho redemption of the prosont bonded
debt .of tho company," designated ubovo
as first lien.
3. 3,000,000 of endorsed bonds au?
thorized by the Aot of 1808, secured hy
a statutory lion on the property of tho
company in South Carolina, Georgia,
North Carolina and Tennessee.
4. Tho mortgage by tho company to
Messrs. Gourdin, Clews and Cameron,
to secure tho entire 4,000,000 issued au?
der the Aot of 1808.
Whether the statutory lien or the
mortgage by the company is to be re?
garded as the prior lien, has been made
a question, but does not appear to us
matorial. The object of both is to se?
cure the applioation of the property of
the company to the payment of the
bonds, and the mortgage accomplishes
this much more effectually than tho sta?
tutory lion. The mortgage covers the
entire 4,000,000 of bonds, and embraces
all tho property of the oompany wher?
ever situated, while tho" "statutory Hon
only extends to the property within the
State, and only oovers 8,000,000 of tho
bonds. In any light in which it can be
regarded, it appears to ns that the se?
curity to the State afforded by the mort?
gage is better than that of the statutory
lien. The mortgage and statutory lions
seourod the property of the oompany for
the payment of tho bonds, and the Aot
of the Legislature provided that the
bonds should not be used at less than
par. If the legislative provisions had
been strictly adhered to, the State would
have beon comparatively fiafe, but the
provisions of the Aot were not complied
with by the Blue Ridge Compaoy. Pre?
sident Harrison informs ns that "3600,
000 of tho bonds were placed ia tho
hands of H. H. Kimpton io December,
1809, or January, 1870, aa collateral for
loans made and to be made to tho com?
pany, without reference to any value or
rato fixed to tho bonds, and that, auder
this arrangement, 8200,000 have been
borrowed by the company. When tho
only provision which the Legislature hat!
enaoted for. the saourlty of the State was
tu do e ??l ly Related, thc effort toprocure
its ropeaf B?ems a work of Bupererogo
?' 'tion. t?o mo doubts as to the legality of
the'action of the company munt, how
ever, have boon entertained by the lend?
ers, for the Bine Bidge Company was
advised that the bonds could not be ne?
gotiated if tho provision of the second
section of tba Act of 1868 waa adhered
to. Application waa, therefore, made to
the Lug i HIB turo, and in 1871 an Act was
passed.entitled "An Act to promote the
consolidation of the Greenville and Co?
lumbia Railroad Company and thu Blue
Ridge Railroad Company."
Tho first three sections give large
powers and privileges to the Greonvillu
and Columbia Railroad Company. The
fourth section provides "that in view ol
tho consolidation of I be Greenville and
Columbia Railroad Company and tho
Blue Bidge Btilroad 'Company," thc
issue of the bonds authorised by the Act
of 18G8, the endorsement-by thSi Cbttip
troller-Goneral, and tho execution of thc
mortgage by the Blue Ridge Company
to Messrs. Gourdin, Clews and Cameron,
are ratified and confirmed, and the mort?
gage declared to be a lien prior to thc
Tho sixth section 'repeals the provi
sion, making it an empress co?dition
that tho bonds shall 'not be used at lest
than par. 1 .
. . Wo have already indicated-dur opitiiot
that the mortgage is 'a hotter Benn rit}
than tho statutory "lien, and wodo noi
think it necessary ' now to dise?es tin
question whether "the Estate could post
pone the lien to the 'mortgage. Th*
moro important question is,'has the'Stah
postponed it? ls tho Act of 1871 opera
.tire without consolidation? The objeo
?Ud'idt?nt of the1 Act "Was to:prbmbte tin
cotis?trdri??n Of thu tWo companies. I
special Act wan not-necessary to euabli
the two* roflfdsio ccmsolrdate. They ba?
that power under. the gone ral railroai
Ant of 1870, hut that Act imposed terra
which were ? rogarded 'as objectionable
The Legislature, by 'this special Aot, re
lieved the companies from tho objection
able terms, authorized them to cocsoli
? date,' granted < powers and l privileges t
each' in view pi 'consolidation, and to io
duce.it, undeleted provisions r?galai
ing them after consolidation. The pr
vilegos and' pd wera . grantad wera to prc
mote'consolidation; were to that end an
for.'hat. purpose., The consideration c
tho granta was tho consolidation of tb
o?mp?nies. They were not absolu!
gran ts-free gifts to be held and enjoye
by the companies in any event-but cor
ditional grants, the benefits of whic
were to . accrue on consolidation. TL
Act means consolidation or it means n<
thing. To maintain that tho compa?a
can take all the benefits granted to eao
and refuse to perform the condition upa
which the grants were made, is to sa
that they oan perpetrate a fraud upon tl:
Legislature. It could bo as well cot
tended that the grant to a railway con
pany of a right to condemn land with
view of constructing a .railway, woul
authorize them to take the land and r
fuse to build the road. One of two ii
terpietations must prevail-either tl
powers and privileges aro absolute gran
to tho respective companies, or they a:
grants on condition that tho compani
consolidate. It is only by considerir
thom as grants, on condition, that tl
Act can be maintained as valid. Tl
title of the Aot is, "Au Act to promo
the consolidation of the Greenville ar
Columbia Railroad Company and tl
Blue Kid go Railroad Company." Tl
Constitution provides that every A
"shall relute to but one subj oct, and th
shall bo expressed ia the title." (Artic
2, Section 20.) If this Act in a grant
powers and privileges to the Greonvil
uud Columbia Railroad Company, ai
of powera and privileges to the Bli
Bidge Railroad Company, it relates
two subjects, and uoither is expressed
the titln, and the Act ha9 not tho force
law. But if the grants aro on conditio
that the companies consolidate, then tl
wholo Aot relates to the consolidate
and to the regulation of tho two comp
nies after consolidation. It is all oi
subject matter, and that expressed in tl
titlo, and the Act is valid. lu like ma
uer the Bixth .section, repealing tho pr
viso that the bonds shall not bo nego
ated at lass than par, takes effect only <
tho consolidation of the companies.
We bavo thus briefly reviewed tho 1
gislativo history of the Blue Bidge lin
road Company. It is marked by mai
changes, and some peculiarities; h
whatever the nature of the legislatio
ono unvarying characteristic painful
I pervades it all. Each successive Act h
diminished the security whioh the Sta
held, until finally tho Aot of 1871 i
pealed or attempted to repeal tho lust c
ourity which the Stato held against t
misuse of its bonds. If we aro corre
in the views we have expressed, the pi
viso prohibiting the use of the bonds
leas than par is still of force. It h
not, however, been regarded by the Bl
82,000,000 of the bonds are "set apo
to Beoure to Thomas Sheers, tho contra
tor, compensation under his oontraot f
the construction of thirty-five miles
the heaviest part of the road.
8600,000 are hold by H. H. Kim pto
as collateral for about $200,000, as abo
$250,000 are held by H. Clows as c<
lateral for advances made and to
$250,000 are in tho hands of Barii
Brothers & Co., of London, subject
un arrangement with Mr. G. S. Oumer<
$3,100,000 aro thus lodged as collate!
in one shape or another.
President Harrisou says that tho re
duo aro iu safe-keeping, but declines
say where, as injunctions may bo lu
According to tho views wo en ter tai
the action pf the Blue Bidge Comp?
iu pledging those bonds was in violati
of law, and it is a very sorious quesli
whothor tho State is liable for tho bon
ibas illegally "used." Tbe Aot of 1854
deoiaros that ia 4mcb casu tbe engage
mont of the State shall; be void. $ he
Aot of 1868 oodtaios this proviso;?in
different words, but with the: same Mu?
tent* and undor'ibo rules governing the
constitution of statutes Hn pari matiria,
we think that the penalty allix cd to a
violation of the proviso of the Act of
185? equally applie3 to a violation of tho
By tho resolution of tho Tax payers'
Convention, wo are requested, "if it be
practicable, to take such stepf as aro ne?
cessary to prevent, by duo"procc8s of
law, the consummation of this fraud
upon the proporty>holdersof the State."
Wo do not regard a resort to legal 'pro?
cess as now practicable. The greater
portion of the bonds have be?n already
pledged, and tho residue bave been de?
signedly pfrtced by tho President, as he
himself states, where process of injunc?
tion ounnot affect thom. Nor is process
of lasr available to recover the bouda
from tho parties to whom they are
pledged. The liability of tho State on
these bonds is a question to ba decided
when payment of the bonds is domauded
from the State. But while we regard
legal proceedings as impracticable, some
notion is, wo think, necessary to protect
the State against tho evils already exist?
ing,, and to arrest others of even greater
magnitude. A scheme is. now projected
which wo regard as morodaugerou* to
tho intorests of thu State than any which
has yet been nuder consideration.
Articles of agreement have boen exe?
cuted, or are under consideration, by
which the stock held by tbe State aud
city iu tho Blue Bldgo Company is to bu
transferred to au association which is to
take diary o of tho work aud complete.it.
lu tho event of the successful comple?
tion of the road, $50,ODO is to be paid
to.tho State in five annual instalments.
If unsuccessful, nothing in to bo paid,
and tho stock returned. The stock held
by the State and city amounts, par value,
to about $2,300,000. The 81,000,000 of
bonds are also to be plaoed in the con?
trol of the association, and with the re?
striction removed by tho.Act of 1871, as
they maintain, tho bonds can be nego?
tiated at any prico they please. Who
compose the association is unknown, lt
is at present represented hy Mr. G. S.
Cameron, the trustee. to protect the
bond-holdersi and Mr. Steens, the con?
tractor to build the rond. This is in it?
self anomalous and: objectionable, for it
i is the union, in the samo association, ol
i interests which are . antagonistic, une
should ho kept -separate. When the
trustee to protect the bonds becomes thc
party to receive tho.benefit of the bonds
the position is, to say the least, not con
duoive to rigid impartiality. If this ar
1 rangement is consummated, the city ant
State will havo parted with all oontro
over tho enterprise; they can exercis?
no discretion as to who shall receive 01
i disburse the funds, or how they shall b<
expended; they cannot elect a director
or bo present at a moeting, or investigate
the affairs of the company, or even nsl
for information. They will havo tnrnec
over tho road and its property am
$1,000,000 of bonds to an unknown as
1 sociation. Who can toll whether tin
; monoy will he spent on the road at all
> and if it is not, where is the remedy
Suppose it is not; tbon the State is liabl
on tho bonds, and has as security an un
i fiuished road. Bat suppose that th
money is honestly and judiciously ex
i ponded and tho road built. The con
trol of tho road is in the bauds of ai
association who have built it with Stat,
i money. How will they control it? Ii
, tho interest of tho State or against it
, Who can toll? On all these points, s.
i important, tho agreement is silent-n<
guaranteo of any kind is given. If con
i trolled against the State, wo are power
less to prevent it. Tho ntter loss o
81,000,000 would bo hurd to bear; bu
the active employment of $1,000,000 0
Stato money to divert trade and com
merco from tho Stato would bo stil
harder to bo borne. It is certain tba
i the association is to get the stock au
$1,000,000; evorytbicg elso is uncertain
Tho proposal of tho association to tb
Stato in faot, is: Give us your road au
84,000,000 of bonds. If wo succeed
tho profit shall bo ours; if wc fail, th
loss shall bo yours. Such a plan seem
to ns fraught with ruin. Tho true re?ir
dy for this aud tho other ovils is, we rc
8pectfully submit, for tho executive con:
mitten and thu citizens to momoriuliz
the Stato and city authorities not to pat
with the stock and assets of tho roac
but to rotain them in their own hauds
oxorcise tho power which they posses*
reform the present administration, an
placo tho road in charge of those whos
integrity and ability will insure a jud
oious administration of tho finances c
tho oompany and a speedy completion c
the road. Or, if it should be deeme
advisable to transfer the road, with il
stock, assets and bonds, to an associe
tion, let it bo distinctly known how thu
association is composed, who constitu?
it, how long they are to continuo, an
how their places are to bo supplied; lt
it bo an assoeiation with definito powei
and fixed responsibilities, so constitute
that it will inspiro confidence, and s
bound that the State will have a gnarat
tee for the faithful performance of it
part of tho contract to complete the roac
Tho importance of an carly comp!?
tion of the road is universally conc?d?e
Scarcely any projeot has appealed mot
earnestly or more successfully to th
sympathies and support of tho Stat?
To tho largo amounts already oxpendec
there has recently boen added tho nt
propriatiDn of $4,000,000 of bonds. J
is not tho desire of any to oppose il
progress or hazard its BUCCCBS, but it i
of tho utmost importance, especially i
tho impoverished oonditiou of tho Stat?
to guard against useless expenditure
sud to tako overy precaution to instil
(hat tho moneys raised on tho credit <
tho Stato shall be faithfully and econ?
m i cal ly applied to tho interests of til
State. Tho oyils of tho past aro, pc
haps, without remedy; lot us at lea!
profit by expedience, and tako such pr
cautions that tho faturo eball not repeat
the sail atorv of expenditures^ without
benefit, and debt.incurred ?itb^b?t Hope
oi raxnuueratiop.c; Respect?nlly, ??
V? JAKES ?HESNUT.
Jrrut 20, 1371. i,- ?
P. S. Since "tho preparation ?f the
above, we have beou informed that the
State ?tock has been sold to an associa?
tion of gentlemen in this Slate. Upon
what terms and what conditions we were
?ot able to learn. P. & G.
A RADICAL- Pow-WOW-BOWES- ON THE
WAK PATH.-A grand negro meeting
took place on Edisto Island, S. C., last
Saturday night. TheHon. (?) Bigamous
Bowen did the honors of the occasion,
and was made a kiud of Vondon idol by
his dusky adorurs. Lie made them un
dorBtaud that he intended to go on the
war path us a candidate for Governor of
the State of South Carolina, which news
was received with shouts ol "Bowen for
Gubuerl" "O let my people go!" uDd
other senseless cries. At last a rush was
mad o for thu new apostle, who was hus?
tled off tho platform arid marched be?
tween two Hues of the Africans, who
were anxious to shako hands, with him.
Then ensued a sceue fit for Pandemoni?
um. Old blind ' men, toothless nud tot?
tering, carno and put their bands upon
him, because they wanted to seo "dis
mau Bowen;" women josttod out of the
linc, plucked tho hem of. Bowen's gar
montB and shouted with rapture, "I
touched rim, I touched um;" and
mothers brought rags und handkerchiefs,
laid them up against their new found
Moses, and took them away to place On
their sick babies. What a commentary
is- this yalu malian .ac eu ti eu, t be r niora of
the ouce proud ' Ri?l???tto 'State. ~M?b
convicted of the worst crimes ure hoisted
into office by a pack af ; howling idiots,
and the people ruined by the excesses of
those who aro'no more fit to goveru thari
a pack of Feejee savages.
Much bas been skid' about tho murder
of the colored"preueher, Lewis Thomp?
son, and the officers of our Cou u ty, have
bean- severely censured because iib in?
quest was held on his body after it was
, discovered in the .river. . Of course the
i white Ku Klux have been accused of
j being the murderers, bat we are impelled
to believe that he met -bis death at,the
bauds of men of his own race. Ile was
very unpopul?r anio Dg : them. Ile pre?
tended to behove that it was a mu .for a
preacher to ' work, nud as those' :b'e
preaohed to were' not able to support
him, it was a mystery to all how he. ob?
tained a living; hut he attempted lo im?
press upon tho minds of the colored
people the idea that n preacher.was en?
titled to great privileges with, the
wives and daughters of th?'' mem?
bers of his church, -and attempted to
carry out this infernal doctrine. Many
of the colored men had becorno greatly
incensed at him, and we are not alone in
supposing that, no white man had any?
thing to do with killing him. Wo have
inquired of the former Coroner and
every Trial Justice of this County why j
no inquest was held, and each one de
clares that no notice bad ever reached
them, except through the Columbia .
Union, that the body had been fonnd.
I ?7hio? Times.
THE BiiUE RIDOB RAILROAD.-We are
requested by one of the association who
recently purchased tho State stock of
the Blue Ridge Railroad, to state that
tho interest of citizens of the State,
united with the newly eleoted City Coun?
cil of Charleston, will control the elec?
tion of directors next November, at the
annual meeting of stockholders, at which
time the term of tho present Board of
Directors will expire. Gentlemen will
then be elected who will press the rond
to completion. Tho bonds cnn only be
used to build the road and pay its debts,
and under the new association aud di?
rectors this will be vigorously pushed
Mr. Cameron was requested by Presi?
dent Han ison and Mr. t?teere to aot as
trustee, nud accepted the trust, to get
the bonds out of tho bauds of tho New
York courts, where they had been en?
joined, so that Mr. Steers might prose?
cute Ins contract in building the road.
THE NEWBSHUY HOMICIDE.-Tho He
raid says: "Noah D. Mette, charged with
the murder of George Foster White,'wa J
hist week arrested and lodged iii jail.
Ho confessed the deed, arid stated that
tho act was oommitted bocauso Mr.
Whito prevented his (Mott's) marriage
with a young lady who rosidod with the
family of deceased. The unfortunate
man was killed on Saturday night as he
i took a seat in tho poi sh after sapper.
We learn that Mr. Elijah Pitts has been
arrested, and is now in jail, os being ac?
cessory to the murder after tho act.
LIVELY TIMES.-Mr. Steers, contractor
on the Blue Ridge Road, is in town.
The workmen are being paid as rapidly
aa possible. Lively times hereabouts aro
very apparent therefrom.
The contractor is breaking ground in
West Union, on the line of the Blue
Ridge Road. Preparations are making
for placing a heavy force on tho road as
soon as tho new location is made.
We learn that a man by the name of
Quinn was brutally beaten, one night
last week, in the neighborhood of Paco
let Depot. Quinn, we understand, was
a staunch Democrat, and tito causo of the
outrage is a mystery to all.
I Union Times.
New churches aro hoing built in Ches?
ter aud Camden-tho first Methodist,
tho second Episcopal. Tho colored Bap?
tist church in.tho latter town was blown
down during a recent storm.
Charles Brnco, of Clarendon County,
died on tho 25th ult., aged about ninety
Henry'?0. Roberts, nu estiniablo cili
zen of Kershaw, died last week.
copies of. tho PUCKNIX. is fbvp pfliata.;, V
Mayor Joba Alexander bas tarnished
us with copies of Sidney (Aastralia) 'pa?
pers. They aro wortu looking o'vejr. '-;
At the very timo wc help others, Wa
f\od by that act our. own moral power
strengthened, and the time may ocme
wheo, in a more direct way, the help we
bare extended may bo returned.
Prince Arthur's title to conciliate Ire?
land is to be the "Duke of Connaught."
Do not "lose your temper," unless
you have a bad one, and then lose it as
soon as possible.
Our merchants, and others wishing to
prepare for the fall business, will please
take notice that the PHCBXIX office- is
supplied with all necessary material for
as haudsoino cards, bill heads,.posters,
circulars, and other printing that may bc
.desired, as any offl.ee in the city. .'.Give
us a call and test our wdrk.
All epjrjls rectHv.ed,Mor .sent, ont b,y
wholesale liquor dealers not properly
entered upon their, stockrbpqk -(new
form) are.liable to seizure and forfeiture,
and will be BO treated '.frond this time
forward. . ' "; '.fl,,!'
Never Lind fault. It is not worth iflnd
The telegraph poles arc.all op to the
depot at Greenville, and tho wires will
bo In a few; days. *,w*
F AT ATV RATTJBOAB ACCIDENT;-We are
informed''ttiat a Umber7^ain of the
Greenville- and Columbia Railroad ran
into the ' .passenger' ; tr?i o; of ?J the jBtue
Ridge. Roil road, near Perry y.ill.o? j pu
Thursday evening, about : 8 o'clock,(kill?
ing Mr. John Calhoun Clemson. ;No;one
eke di ur t. .The.jie^e^ijf^j^^^^
HOD.of .(he Hou, John. C. Calhoun. . a"
MAII? AniLiNqEirEKTs. -^Th? Northern
mail-opeu? at; :?.00 P. M.; olostja. 7.15
A^M^.-Charleston da;vrfma? PP?pn?fi90
P. M; ; closes ; COO A. M. Charleston
night rna?! opens-6.30 A. M. j closes 6.00
P.' M.* Greenville mail *per?'list? P.
M.; closes 6.00 A. M. -Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M. ; doses ?.30 Mr; . On
Sunday office open > from S to 4 P. :M.
HOTEL ApnryAns, August ?1. -^Ni?fcer
sonUouse-T. W Rall,^Baltimore; J.,0.
Ratler,-, CL.W. Terne, T.;.R,.Jackson,
Ala;; Mrs. M. McCall, Miss Bavenel,
Master W. Pringle, Charleston; W. R.
Kline, Rock Hill; J. M. Howell, S.O.;
B. Mayo?. N. If. ; J;M. Nolan, Winns
boro; D. Hem phill, J. M. Bra wi ey, Jr.,
Chester; A. Si Cromwell, Utica.
LIST OF NEW. ADVERTISEMENTS.
Appeal by Miss Mary Ann Buie.
W. Ii. Anderson-Red Oats.
OFFICIAL RAFFLE N UILUEHS C harlem on Ch ari .
table Aasociatien. fer benefit Free School fund :
RAFFLE GLASS NO. 127-- Horning^ August ll.
Witness our hands, at Charlooton, this 11th
August, 1871. FENN PECK,
JAMES G IL Xi IX AND,
August 12 Sworn Commiseioncre.
GBOCEBS EVEBVWHKBE Kf.tr IT.-Why? Bo
cauao D COLET'S YEAST PowoEn baa achieved a
reputation second to none for strength, purity,
reliability and oconomy. lt produces most
elegant, light biscuits, rolls, Ac, and so exact
are the proportions of each ingredient thal
tho earoo results follow each time. It per?
mits no waste of flour-ie couveuient to use,
and the food prepared with it ia such that it
can bo eaten and relished by the most sensi?
tive dyspeptic or invalid without fear of indi?
gestion. Manufactured by DOOLEY SC, BBO
TBEO, G9 New street, Now York, and for salo at
retail by all grocers. * Aug 8 43
MB. P. P. TOALE'S NEW OFFICE ANO SALES
ROOMS.-We are happy to inform our readers
-that their old acquamtance, Mr. ?..P. .Toole,
whileconiinuirlg nhs manufactory of doora,
.Baabes, blinds, etc., ou Horlhock's wharf,
Oharluatou, S. C., baa oponed a handsome
office and extensive sales rooms at No. 20
II icy ne street, wintro they will nod it. more
convenient to call on him when ?hoy visit the
city. Thu sales rooms extend to No. S3
Pinekney Btreet, where there is another en?
trance Send and.got a..new and extended
price li?t of latest styles, otc. See advertise?
ment. July ll Imo-1
Red Oats, Rust Proof.
EOR sale, at 51.50 per bushel, sacked and
delivered at railroad. Apply by cash
.order Jo \V. L>. ANDERSON,
Ninety-His Post Office, Abbeville Co.
REFKBENCE-Col. D. Wyatt Aiken.'
Appeal by Miss Mary Ann Baie,
(Confederate Soldiers Friend.)
MISS DDIE begs to ask the aid of all who
love their country and color, and who
ny ui pat hizo with her in ber efforts to found
her echool upon a lasting basia and upon the
moat modern and improved plan-which will
challenge tho critical approval of the entire
country. She beg? to uk all who have pro?
mised to load ber aid to purohaee a ouitablo
structure for an instituto calculated to bo in?
strumental in educating many young ladies
unable to pay the high ratea now asked in col
logos, for ?rat oloas instruction in every de?
partment. All who aid Mies Bulb will receive
their money back, in tuition from the Tory
boat teachers in the land, in every department,
Mies Duie earnestly appeal? to the Confederate
eoldiors everywhere for their united aid and
patronage. Bhe asks all editors who wish to
aid ber in giving free instruction to orphans,
to givo aid._Aug 12
AGOOD COOK, (colored,) without inenm
brance. Wages good, and promptly paid.
Apply at tho coruer of Gates and Richland
streotf,_"_Aug. ll 3
Look to Your Interest.
"-^Hgf&lftfc THE best MEAT in tho Market
?^J&i2n? can bo bad at our btnll, at S, 10
Jrr^HrTand 12J cento por pound. Orders
for largu or ?mall quantities, from city or
country, filled promptly.
STARLING St TOPE,
_AngUHt 8 IUI_ Stalls 3 and 5.
STUCKS, BONDS ?nd COUPONS bought
and aold by D. GAMBRILL, Broker.