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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Tuesday Morninsr, January 9. 1872.
A Shot Hight tit th? Centre.
Tho Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer, ot
January 8,1872, ea ja:
Governor Scott, the carpet bag pirate of
South Carolina, is building a magnificent
residence in Henry County, Ohio, out of
ike stealings qf his office.''
Pursue the ring. 1-Soott, of Ohio;
2-Parter, of Masaaohuaette; 8-Cham?
berlain, of Massachusetts; 4-Kimpton,
of New York. Parker and Kimpton,
the active members; Scott and Chamber
lalo, the tools and allies-the one hold?
ing the keys of State, the other the
legal key that opened the door to FRAUD.
AU guilty, guilty, QUILTY.
Ia th? United States Court.
See the application made by F. W.
Fiokling, Esq. HABEAS CORPUS, born in
England, is not yet dead in America,
go hope and trust.
"Trelawny must not die;
Trelawny shall not diet"
In America there are millions of ]
"Cornish men" to ask the.reason why
tho great WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS,
Btrioken to the ground by the armed
hand of Grant and his minions, should
not be uplifted and kept intact in behalf
oi the PE urns and their LI BE imus from
Maine to Tora?, and from Carolina
aoross the mountains and the plains to
The Greenville and Columbi* Railroad.
We are pleased to reoord the fact that
this road has passed under the control of
the South Carolina Railroad. We are
not informed as to the inner workings of
this matter. It is certain that Mr. Ma?
grath will do well aa President, and that
to put Messrs. Marley, Sloan, Roath and
Walker into the places of Messrs. Kimp?
ton, Parker, Waterman and Oardozo,
was a good ohange. As it is, however,
even nnder the new auspices, tho ele?
ments are terribly mixed, BO as to give
us a strange oompound, in whioh, how?
ever, the good elements will predomi?
nate, we feel sore.
As we understand this affair, in which
there has been so muoh of corruption, a
ring of twelve persons was originally
formed, who had eaoh put himself down
for $20,000. This $210,000, whioh pur?
chased tho controlling interest from the I
old regime, was, we aro told, advanced
by Kimpton. It was State money, and
raised, no doubt, upon Statu bonds hy?
In the aonrse of time, Kimpton carno
to represent or to own, or to represent
and own, or to pretend to own, eight
shares, or $200,000. This is the interest
whioh, it is understood, Kimpton sold,
and whioh the South Carolina Railroad
bought. It was never Kimpton's to sell
as we are informed. It was the State's.
If we understand the matter aright,
the South Carolina Railroad hos bought
tho State's property, and we hope that
measures will be taken to look after the
interests of the tax-payers of the State
in this matter. Whilst we aro pleased to
find the South Carolina Railroad con?
trolling the Greenville and Columbia |
Railroad, we would like to be informed
if the Sooth Carolina Railroad has been
benefited at the expense of the more
general interests of the people. We
would like to be informed upon this sub?
ject, and we hold that the publio is en?
titled to be fully informed. In their be?
half we make the inquiry.
Tb? lietter of tbe Rev. R. l.nllnun.
The Chaileston News, some time ago,
published a lettor from the Rev. Dr
Winkler, of Charleston. This letter
oondemnod Ku Kluxism, but, at the
same time, as was meet, gave a graphic
account of the causes that made !
Kluxism possible. In the same spirit,
writes the Rev. R. Latham, of York,
about which suoh a Radioal howl hos
been raised-a howl whereby in this
State it is hoped to drown the cry for
justice, whioh the publio are raising
against the official thieves and financial
swindlers. We publish elsewhere the
Rov. Mr. Latham's letter, and our read?
ers can judge for themselves how much
of reason or treason there is in it.
Tho Union here-which we call the
oigan of CORRUPTION, and mean what we
say-magnifies Ku Kluxism in every
possible way, to the top of ita bent.
Last Bummer it used leaded type and
Roman capitals to a lavish extent, and
now it is copying into its columns every
Radical endorsement it can get of the
one-sided trials recently had here. It
tells what Mr. Reverdy Johnson had to
say of the enormities attributed to Kn
Kluxism, but studiously withholds what
Mr. Johnson had to say on other points,
for inatanoe, on the poiut of Radical
rascality and the irritating causes that
produced Ku Kluxism.
The Union has muoh to say of Ku
It has little or nothing to say about
It has little or nothing tu say about
It has little or nothing to say about
The suppression of tho truth and the
suggestion of the falso-this is the
motto of the organ of the State thiovos,
and the organ of the Federal ruffians.
? ? ??.?
The effort made by the Union to show
to the Columbia merchants that we had
grossly insulted thom by calling them
middle men was amusing, if absurd. It
appears that the Union is ambitious of
a ??nine, "honors," as well as the "honor'
of upholding .thieves, swindlers and
milita;y and legal ruffians.
Important Meeting-Board of Trastee*
ot* thc Columbi? ITcuimle College.
Agreeably to tbe notice of tbe^hcir.
man of tbe Board, thia body, charged
with very important duties, will meet at
tho offloe of the Christian Neighbor, this
evening, at half-past 7 o'olock. The
Board oooaiBts of the following clergy?
men: J. W. Kelly, Chai rm au, S. H.
Browne, Manning Brown, T. G. Her?
bert, B. P. Franks, H. M. Mood, H. A.
C. Walker, W. H. Fleming, A. J. Can
then, O. A. Darby, J. H. Zimmerman
and E. J. Moynardie, and the following
laymen: J. W. Parker, L. D. Childs, B.
D. Ssnn, J. H. Kinsler, Wade Hampton,
Sr., B, O. Shiver, J. H. Kinard, C. H.
Baldwin, E. T. Bembert, W. ti. DePass,
W. L. J. Reid, H. T. Wright, T. J. La
Motte, James E. Blaok and W. Glaze.
As will be readily seen, thia is a most
able and influential body; combining the
experience and wisdom of age with tho
energy and strength of youth, and unit?
ing further the pious zeal of the divine
with the tact and sagacity of business
The President of the Board ?B the Bev.
J. W. Kelly, of whom it may be said
that his Christianity, like his persoD, is
muscular, high and well-proportioned.
Heaven, in giving him the stature of a
Saul, did not deny him the impulses and
zeal of the impetuous Petor-not the
least of the Apostles. When the Board
have auoh a President, and when thc
President hos suoh a Board, we feel sure
that they will achieve success and re?
dedicate the Columbia Female College,
here, to its high educational purposes,
As to the ways and means of carrying
out this project-the finanoial steps ne
oeasary and wise to bo undertaken-thii
is the question that the Board will pasi
upon at this meeting. That an exoellen
way will be found, we have not tb
shadow of a doubt. The work in viet
can be done and will be done. In bohal
of Columbia and the cause of education
we shan do our part in this work, lt ie
properly viewed, no sectarian enterprise
The Sumter News, referring to th
chartering, by the Legislature, of th
AfrioanuB Debating Club, does th
colored man the injustice of suppoain
that a "carpet-bugger" would be mad
its President. The News says:
"What is it? Where does it exhibit
Is Mr. CUBS L. Carpenter President c
private member of it? If he desires 1
escape extermination at the hands of tt
PHONIX, he ought to join it, if not a
ready matriculated, and attend its se
We reproduce- from the same journ
the following notices of the Union her
which is a foe to the cause of the cit;
the State and the public morals. We c
not hesitate to denounce it in season at
out of season. No amenities from us
this journal. Apart from business que
tioDS, and rising high above snob que
tiona, is the question of the public int
rests and the caneo of pnblio purity ai
justioe. On that question, the Union
guilty, guilty, guilty. The News says:
"TUB KU KLUX CONFESSIONS.-Do
the Columbia Union suppose that anyb
dy is big enough fool to believe oi
word of them. Mr. Cass L. Oarpent
don't believe them himself, as horre
stricken as he pretends to be at the
awful revelations. If the secret servi
money can hire men to swear to lies,
oan bribe them to confess them, and p
them wages for the time they spend
?ail. Don't be mean enough, Mr. Ci
penter, to try to shirk the duty yon ai
the Government owe to the families
those perjured wretches. It is not t
Democracy they are serving now, as y
hypocritically charge, but Grant, Soo
and you plundering Radicals. The pi
pie of the South fully understand yo
programme. Martial law is to be jua
tied at any coat. Go ahead; you hav<
court, witnesses, jury and clients ia C
Irimbia, just now, that can prove ai
"THE COLUMBIA UNION.-We oa
conceive how any gentleman, or mi
possessing a spark of decency or self
spent, can any longer subscribe to 1
above-named filthy, low, scurrilous she
It is getting too vile for criticism, a
we will be obliged to quit noticing
Our friend W. S. Monteith, Esq., w
iloos notaonfiue his great energies to I
law, but spreads them out so far as
roach the fork of the Oongaree and V
teree, showed us, recently, a sam
?bingle, which speaks well for his ind
trial enterprise. Mr. Monteith lut
lost his mill by dre, but he is again pi
ty well reconstructed. He laid before
the bills of lading of the last shipment
the new machinery necessary to put 1
again on his feet. Mr. Mouteith
serves notice for his industry and plu
and we wish him success iu the law i
out of it; and we say, further, that pi
will win the day whenever it is atten
by a prudent spirit. Mr. Montei
shingle and stave factory is a feathei
his cap. Long may it wave, for by
dustrial movements must we wiu
* .+ ? ?
The Radical organ, here, is grati
to know that there is one mao, at le
like Dr. Ensor, that we can oornmi
As we construe the term, Dr. Eus<
no "oarpet-bag adventurer." No d<
suoh carpet-bag adventurers as the et
of the Union would like very muo
place Dr. Ensor in their herd,
polioy it one of discrimination,
seek to discriminate severely but ju
It is no fault of curs that there ai
few Radical office-holders that we
oommend. We did not make that <
steal or swindle.
Tho Union wants to know what
Epsor has done, that we should spe
kind word for him. We reply, only
He has done his duty; and has not
believe, pursued the dark and si
ways trodden by the politioal advei
ors of tho Union stripe. That's all.
Cnlarabln ss? its Adrsstss*"-Wo- **.
Ia referring to the educational advan?
tage? of Columbia, we failed, in the
haste of quick writing, to allude to two
of the largest and most popular female
schools - here. We refer to the schools
of the Misses Martin and that of Mr.
Washington Muller. The Misses Mar?
tin are the daughters of the Kev. Wm.
Martin, so widely known in this State,
and of Mrs. Martin, a lady of decided
literary tastes and achievements. The
Behool of the Misses Martin is in suc?
cessful operatioo, is intelligently con?
ducted, and merits, we have every rea?
son to believe, the support it BO liberally
The sohool of Mr. Washington Mul?
ler has been, and is now, a successful
institution. Since his ret uro to Colum?
bia, Mr. Muller has had as many as sixty
daughters of his former scholars, in the
days of his prosperous conduct of thc
Columbia Female Academy. This is
high praise. Mr. Muller is, perhaps, the
senior educator of youth in Oolumbia
has boen long aud honorably connected
with various institutions of learning in
this and other States-hus rooeived the
nioBt flattering testimonials from high
sources, and is known to he a man high?
ly educated, and of life-time devotion to
his profession. Nor is Mr. Muller less
able to teach now than formerly. If
time has brought experience and wis?
dom, it has not yot diminished Mr. Mul?
ler's capacity to teach, or his zeal for hie
good work. He has returned to Coln rn
bia. He bas built up a sohool. Wc
trust that ho may receive a full share ol
the publio patronage. And thus wc
have to say respecting all the schools,
that the field in wide and the work great,
There is room enough and work onongl
for all, and for all we bespeak a libera
patronage at the hands of the parents o
our city and State.
In our lust issue, wo referred to th?
banking institutions of Columbia. Wi
may add, in this conneotion, that whils
the banking capital of Columbia was
before the war, about 82,300,000-put
ting the Bank of the State at SI,000,00
-our banking capital now is on),
In regard, further, to the Board c
Trade, we desire to nay that this is
publio body, that deserves a more tba
passing notice. At present, the Boar
ooneists of about forty members. Thee
members embraae the principal mei
chanta here. It is proper to add, tht
the Board havo no merely politioal pm
poses to snbBerve, except so far as pol
ties may mean the progress and develo}
ment of Colombia. Tho object of tb
Board is to lay down certain rules <
trade that all honorable men of bunine;
may deem of mutual advantage, to eli
vate the ethios of trade, and by ever
legitimate method to guard the businei
interests of Columbia, and to lend
helping hand to every good work. ?
respects the municipal authorities, it
no fault of tho Board that they hm
several times been brought into oonflii
with them. In every good work, tl
Board will oo-operate with the authot
ties, without regard to their politic
affiliations. In every bad work, thc
have opposed them, will oppose theo
and ought to oppose thom. Wo ho]
that the Board will receive largo ac
useful aocessions. Every merohant i
good standing ought to join, aud th
Board, properly directing its operation
and acting wisely and sagaciously, ci
show itself a power in the city for got
-"a wheel within a wheoh " Et is und
the auspices of the Board of Trade tb
the contract connected with tho ne
City Hall has been arrested by leg
measures, involving a saving to the oi
of about $60,000. If the Board
Trade hud done no more than to bril
this matter into oourt, it would ha
been glory enough for il to last a loi
time. The 1'reaident of the Board,
present, is Richard O'Nenie, Jr., and tl
Secretary is James E. Black.
As respects social and literary clut
wo must admit that Columbia is nut
well supplied as she should be. Thc
is a pleasant club, having very pleusa
rooms above Swaffield's, and kuown
the Columbia Social Club. There
also a chess club. We havo also t
Burns' Club and tho Hiboruiau Society
all having very agreeable re-unions.
is also true that a course of lectures v
last year dolivored under tho auspices
the Young Men's Christian AuBOoiatk
But wo havo not, as wo ought to ha'
well organized literary and scienti
clubs. These, we believe, will b'aor
como. Thus fur here iu Columbia,
burnt and plundered city, material m
turu have necessarily absorbed the nth
tion of our people. Letters wo have I
somewhat to forego. We hopo, he
over, that as wo repair broken fortun
and can afford to spend tho necessi
time and funds, that again Colntn
will point to her litorary and sciont
associations, and to her works of t
hor groups of statuary, and her gullet
of painting. And hore, in this conn
tion, wo desire to refer to tho mar
yard of MesBrs. Boyno Sc Sprowl, wh
work in thoir lino is executed with sk
taste and fidelity.
To-morrow we shall resumo tho s
ject of Columbia and its advantages.
Wo aro indebted to Vice-Presiden
J. Patterson, of the Croon ville and
lumbia Railroad, for tho courtesy c
oomplimentary ticket for that road i
ils branches for the current year.
A great grand son of Brant, the lam
Indian chieftain of Wyoming masBf
notoriety, and his wife, Aged respect
ly ninoty-ono and eighty-seven ye
are living in Detroit, Miohigan,
The mssticg of Methodist Sendai
Behool Booie ty, with "Wie addresses an?
nounced, whioh waa to have taken place
on last Sunday, waa postponed to Son
day next, on aooonnt of the inclemency
of the weather. In lien thereof, reli?
gious exercises were held, in whioh the
Ber. M. Brown and the Ber. Dr. Mey
nardie officiated, and an excellent ser?
mon was given by the former preacher,
opon the duty, on this opening of the
New Year, of a rigid self-examination as
to oar religious state. This young mi?
nister, let us add, bas utterance given
unto him to speuk boldly and powerfully
of the hopes and promises of the Gospel,
and of the faith oooe delivered to the
In speaking of Columbia and its ad?
vantages, we havo omitted, thus far, to
speak of two enterprises worthy of men?
tion. This is the co-operative store at the
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Depot,
organized for the benefit of the dm
ployees of that oompauy, and the wood
yard recently established by Messrs. C.
E. Thomas & Co. Both of these are
nader the ooutrol of Mr. C. E. Thomas.
We learn that Messrs. Thomas & Co.
proposo to keep constantly on band a
full supply of fire-wood, aod to make the
business a specialty. This is what the
' 'BICH LAN I), " January G, 1872.
DJEAB PHOSNIX: We see by an article
recently published that yon are bringing
forward the olaims of "Columbia" to he
the future great railroad contre aod
manufacturing oity of the South, despite
the two great evils operating against it,
viz: "Ku Klux" and "ourpet-bugism."
We read with interest your account ol
the great dry goode aud grocery houses,
?to. ; and now, won't you reciprocate by
notioing the ndvautuges offered by the
oountry people? Where would yout
great grocery aud dry goods houses bi
without us? And while we are talking
about th?tn, allow us a little? digression,
so as to ask a question. Why do yoe
not try to restrain the envy or malice ol
saoh gentlemen as Mr. E. Hope and Mr.
Shiver? It is whispered (you may not
have heard of it) that a few gentlemer
from-God knows where-recently or
rived amongst you. and notwithstanding
the fact that their time was both limitei
and valuable, kindly consented to rai
your city government for you during
their leisure hours, (before ongaginf
themselves on "Scott's" furm, whioh
by-the-way, is run by "guests of tb<
State hotel," whioh reminds ns tba
"fellow-feeliag makes ooo woodron
kind;") aud they had hardly got th
machine fairly goiog, before the above
named Messrs. Hope and Shiver, fol
lowed by a host of others, stepped intoi
court house, (think of it I) and charge*
these generous gentlemen (,:no-oalled"
with an attempt to mako fifty thousaui
dollars out of a City Hull oontraot
What a Bimmel Why, Messrs. Shive
and Hope forget that tboy make tha
paltry sum every year of their lives, am
have made it for years past, aod hav
the prospect of a long future befor
thom; while your kind friends from
(whioh don't stand for h-ll) have neve
had a chanoe before, aud will never hav
ono again, on aoccount of the too publi
recommendation of Messrs. Shivoi
Hope & Compauy, and their presen
time is limited by the engagement w
mentioned as contemplated.
You may, if you feol wickedly ir
dined, retort upon ns by saying thc
Mr. Shiver or Mr. Hope make thei
money honestly, in honest culling;
But then, "Our very dear PHONIX," yo
don't see that that don't help their eas?
they don't belong to the party of "gnu
moral principles" and "progressif
ideas," as represented ia South Caroline
We read you regularly, and are sat isfie
that you are not sufficiently imbued wit
moral principies or progressive ideas t
understand it, but we will eodeavor t
elucidate it by stating the following fae
("paroi d' honneur,") viz: One contrae
signed by your ubiquitous friends of tl:
oily government, pays better and moi
ia a miaute than your advertisemei
list, or either Mr. Hope's or Mr. Shiver
saleB for a year. Is that lucid? Noe
of you belong to tho party of great, &<
We country people behove that yoi
Shivers and Hopes are jealous of otlu
people getting rich; "that's what's tl
mutter." They want peoplo to go iul
business, and enter iato competitic
with them, und muke their money th.
way. That's all "folde-rol." Your si
jouruers beloog to that class common
represented in fictiou by thu English n
blemao, (but not followed by tue Dal
of Argyle's sons) - "Business or labor, i
a means of obtaining au honest live!
hood, ia low aud vulgar." Hut you Hont
era people don't understand these high
ideas of life. Pshaw! Your ignoran
?sd stupidity is disgusting 1 Wu wot
even discuss tho question with you; \
will ouly talk to you about our litt
community, just outside of your aneri
city limits, ami if we can't nuy that \
all belong to thu party of "great mot
ideas," we can say that wo huvo UH rn
a oouotry us ever u plow ran throng
and that our lands eua be bought
rooted as cheaply, (except those bulon
iag to tho Land Commission, if auy,)
any in tho world, and that we don't ou
a fig for any man's politics, or what 1
nationality is. We will gladly accord
him that pouitiou iu our littlo such;
that his own merits, education and co
duct entitle him to hold, aud thati
will lend him our wagons to go to t
polls, to vote for who be "durn pleosce
without question. Wo can't help it,
he votes for a few extra heavy tuxes
be imposed upon himself, for the sn
port of tho self sacrificing gcutlem
who give their whole time, free of oh ar f
to protecting and governing him.
We oould give you a great deni of :
formation concerning tho merits of t
country adjacent to Columbia, but
are neither membors of the City Conn
or the Land Commission, aud our pn]
has given out. Yours, in
A colored woman, named Ann Cha\
was killed by another oolored womi
named Mary Walker, at Beach Islai
n duy or two beforo Christmas. A di
onlty had occurred between tho two, a
alight ensued, and Chuvis getting t
worst of it, started to run, but was p
9ued by Mary, who ovortook and sb
bed her in the neck with a pocket-kui
inflicting a wound from the offeots
which she died abortiv afterwards.
I Barnwell Journal
TT WIT RT? STATES OOUBT, MONDAY, Janu?
ary 8.1872 -The court met at ll A. If.,
bis Honor Judge George 8. Bryan pre?
F. W. Fickling, Esq., submitted and
read u petition of Robert Hayes Mitch?
ell, one of the prisoners convicted under
the Ku Klux Aot, praying for the writ of
habeas corpus ip his behalf. Also, a pe?
tition o! tbe same kind in behalf of J.
Jefferson Grier, who has been arrested
by the United States Marshal and is in
confinement, bot against whom no
charges have as yet been made.
The petition in the ease of Robert
Hayes Mitohell is as follows:
THB UNITED STATES OP AMERICA,
DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
IN THB GIRO CIT COURT-FOURTH CIRCUIT.
In re. Robert H. Mitchell.-Petition for
writ of habeas corpus.
To THE HONS. HUGH L. BOND AND
GEORGE S. BRYAN, JUDGES OF THB SAID
COURT, HITTING IN SAID OOUBT IN AND FOB
SAID CIRCUIT AND DISTRICT : The humble
petition of Robert Hayes Mitohell, ol
the State and District aforesaid,
showeth that your petitioner is restrained
in the custody of Li. E. Johnson,
United States Marshal iu and for tbe
District of South Carolina aforesaid, in
jail, by virtue of the judgment and sen?
tence of the said court, rendered and
pronounced after a verdict of guilty,
found agaiost your petitioner on a cer?
tain bill of indictment found against
your petitioner by tho grand jury of tin
said court, for "that he, (and divers
other persons in the said bill of indict
ment named,) together with divers othei
evil-dispoBed persons, to the jurors afore
said as yet nu ku own, late of York Conn
ty, in the State of South Carolina, a
York County, in said District, and with
in the jurisdiction of this court, on tin
6th day of Marob, A. D. 1871, unlaw
fully did conspire together, with inten
to violate the first section of the Act en
titled 'An Act to euforoe the rights o
the citizens of the United States to vol
in tbe several Staten of thia Uoioo, am
for other purposes,' approved May 81
1870, by unlawfully hindering, prevent
mg and restraining divers male citi
zens of tbe United States, of African de
scent, above the age of twenty-one year?
qualified to vote at any election by tb
people in said Conn ty, District and Stat
from exercising tbe right and privi
loge of voting, and by other unlawfo
means not allowing them, the said mal
citizens, to vote at an election by tb
people, to be held on the third Wednei
day in Ootober, A, D. 1872, within tb
County, State und District aforesaid
contrary to the Aot of Congress in suo
case made and provided, aud against tb
peace and dignity of the United Statei
Aud also for that bo and the person
above named, together with divers otbe
evil-disposed persons, to the juroi
aforesaid as yet unknown, late of Yor
County, iu the State of South Carolan
at York County, in said District, an
within thu jurisdiction of the court, o
the 21st day of -, A. D. 1871, unlav
fully did conspire together to injm
Jim Williams, alias Jim Rainey, a cit
zeu of the United States, lawful!
entitled to vote in his person, on a?
count of bis giving his support i
a lawful manner, in favor of the ole*
tion of A. S. Wallace, u lawfully qual
fled person, as a member of the Coi
gross of the United States, contrary I
tba Act of Congress in suoh oase mac
and provided, and against the peace ac
dignity of tbeUoited States. And yoi
petitioner further show-", that the sai
last recited count of the said bill of ii
dictmont is for an alleged violation of e
Act of the Congress of tbe Unit?
States, entitled "An Aot to enforoe tl
provisions of the fourteenth amendmei
to the Constitution of the United State
and for other purposes," approved Api
20, 1871. Your petitioner further show
that he is advised by counsel learned
tho law, that he has been indicted, oo
victed and sentenced, and that be is I
strained of his liberty in violation of tl
Constitution of the United States. Yo
petitioner, therefore, humbly prays yo
Honors to grant him a writ of habe
corpus, to bring your petitioner befo
your Honors, that the cause of comm
ment being known and seen, such fe
tber proceedings may be bad thereon
are agreeable to law and justice.
Judge Brynn stated that ho would he
the potitions under advisement and be
argument on the question to-morn
Mr. Fiokliug, who is acting in const
tation with Messrs. Stanbery and Joh
BOO, is to bring out three different kin
of coses on habeas corpus, so os to ta
the matter to the Supreme Court,
certiorari, and thus test the oonstitntio
.i i it y of the Enforcement and Ka Kl
Acts. The first isa cape where the pai
has been arrested, tried and oonviote
The second, where the party har be
arrested and indicted but not tried, a
the third, where the petitioner bas be
arrested aud held in confinement but r
The grand jury returned a number
true bills, and the court adjourned a
P. M., till ll o'clock to-morrow.
The Boston Weekly Statesman, ol t
?'Jth ult., Buys:
The facts in regard to tho pluuderi
of South Carolina by tho Radical G
vernor und other officials are quite
bad as baa been charged. The ri
frauds in New York palo before this
volution of what good and loyal m<
elected to bring the State ont of t
slough of reconstruction into sonnd
latious with the Government, and to
np again the prostrate industry, hi
accomplished. Tb'e total amount of t
frauds of Governor Scott is $29,000,01
a large sum to be saddled upon a co
tuunity over so prosperous; and when
is cousidorod that South Carolina is i
yotrooovorod from tho depressing effe
uf tho war, it is almost equivalent
buukrnptey. Tho report of the Invei
guting Committee placea the whole fa
upon tho Radioul party in elevating si
mon to place and power, and culls UL
that party to ut once condemn such r
oality. Rut Governor Scott has aires
proved himself too strong for the 1
honest men of the party in the Legit
turo, and it is a doubtful question w
thor he will over feel the stiDg of
lash whioh the oommittee snaps ab
his ears. As a representative South
Radical, Governor Scott has held a p
minent place; and as a distinguisi
thief, ho will find few to surpass bim.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH.-A odored 1
?bout twelve or fourteen years of s
was killed noar Blank vi I lo, on Christi
lay, in A manner whioh should sorvo
i warning to boys who handle fire-ai
jarolessly. He had u gun-barrel, wli
it appears hu was trying to get tho 1
>nt of, placed ooo ond in tbe fire t
?lew in tho other, when it went off, i
ustantly killed him. '.'
I Augusta Chronich
Ha O O tX X X t ?3 XML ?9. I
CITY MATTEBB.-The price of s ugle
copies of the PHO?NIX is five coota.
A completo outfit, with the exception
of a prose, for a country paper ia offered
for sale at a very low rate. Particulars
can be obtained at PHOENIX office.
The PHOENIX office is supplied with all
neoesaary material for as handsome cards,
bill heads, postera, pamphlets, hand-bills,
oiroulars, and other printing that maybe
desired, as any office in the South. Give
us a call and test oar work.
A supposed incendiary fire was disco?
vered in one of the upper rooms of the
new dwelling on Blanding street, owned
by Mesara. Gary & Tappan. It was ex?
tinguished before any serions damage
Chris. Haynesworth, at tbe Colombia
Hotel tonsorial saloon, bas every facility
for making a plain mortal look interest?
ing. He will also furnish a warm or cold
bath, at short notice. Try him, ye lords
Vice-Pr?sident Patterson, of the Green?
ville and Columbia ?uilroad, will accept
oar thanks for a "pass" over his road for
the present year.
A oard from Prof. Wm. H. Orchard
will be fonnd in another column. He ia
an efficient teacher.
A meeting of the stockholders of the
Carolina National Back will be held at
their hall, this day, at 12 M.
Pu OIN rx AN A.-A lady correspondent
writes to a woman's convention that
while abo sympathizes with "the move?
ment," she has been hindered by "con?
stantly reoarring cares from taking an
active part." If she moana twins, why
don't she say so?
The study of literature nourishes
youth, entertains old age, adorns prospe?
rity, solaces adversity. It is delightful
at home and auobstractive abroad.
An exchange says that the new style of
collar, for gentlemen, is simply terrific.
They are an economical article, however,
aa with moderately long pantaloons they
do away with all necessity for a shirt.
There is no path bot will be easier
traveled, no load bat will bo lighter, no
shadow on heart or brain but will lift
sooner, in presence of determined cheer?
j A wedded couple should always study
each others dispositions, and mutually
make all the allowance possible for the
weak points in their respeetive charac?
The papers are having a great deal to
say just now about the "dangers of sell?
ing prize candy." In our city all the
danger there is abont it is iu the eating
"What might be done if men were wise?
What glorious deed, my Buffering bro?
Would they unite
In love and right,
And oeose their scorn of one another?"
Great men should, if they do not, lire
in the shadow of a more terrible seoret
than even the one just given to tbe world
by Mr. Forster-the reflection that some
fool will write their biographies after
they die. Every Johnson has not his
Boswell, in spite of that maxim; for By?
ron had his Harriet Beecher Stowe, and
Dickens his Forstor.
lu a recent interview, Andy Johnson
said he "never knew a man who spelled
his name in the middle to turn oat any
The workingman's Hal leek:
Strike-for more food and better fires I
Strike-at the men who work the wires!
Strike-till the last fonl ring expiresl
For higher wages-strikel
It is said of Ethen Allen that he once
attended a ohuroh where the minister
made an estimate, tho result of which
was that out of the whole human raoe
not more than one in 1,000 wonld be
saved. On the announcement of this
result, Allen took his hat and walked
ont, saying as be went: "Gentlemen, if
any of you want my ohanoe, you are
welcome to it. It is not worth staying
Mr. Sumner, in a recent senatorial de?
bate, nsed the "I" forty-three times in
three minutes, as shown by the Globe.
A few min?tes' devotion at night will
not clear the conscience of a foul trick
done daring the day, nor will going to
church on Sunday atone for the wilful
sinB of a week.
Clergymen, like brakemen, do a good
deal of oonpling.
Muoh of the nnhuppinesB in this world
arises from giving ntteruuee to hasty,
"Ahl" mosed Smith, as he contem?
plated his extensive collection of New
Year's bills, "how trae it is that in the
midst of life we are in debt."
Next month-Febraary-will have five
Thursdays, commencing and ending on
that day. This oould not ocour any
other than leap year, and will not ocour
agaiu until the year 1923, or fifty-six
years from this.
The casserole is the name by whioh the
latest style of lady's bonnet in Paris is
known. The shape is described as ex?
actly that of a Bancopan, or something
like the helmet worn by the ancient
Knights Templar. The bat hos no brim
whatever, rind the crown is ornamented
to the summit, with alternate bands of
velvet and ?atin. A tnlle aigrette is
worn tn front.
How generally, when we have the fnll
revelation of a unman heart, do we find
miaery at the bottom of it.
MAIXI ABRAMOBKEMTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 8.00 P. M.; oloses 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; closes6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Wea torn mail
apena 9.00 A. M. ; oloses 1.80 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
.' .... <-?T ? ?T?*r>;
Haight Sc Co.'a Empire City Hoieam.
Menagerie, Circus ?nd Balloon, will ex?
hibit ?a folio wa: Ba va. tar ville, Wednes?
day, January 81; Colombia, Thursday,
February 1; Un ion ville, Friday, Febru?
ary 2; Spartanburg, Saturday, February
8; Greenville, Monday, February 6; An?
derson, Tuesday, February 6; Newberry,
Wednesday, February 7; Camden, Thurs?
day, February 8; Orangeburg, Friday,
L O. O. F.-Past Grand John Mc?
Kenzie, of thia city, on Friday night
last, installed the following officers of
Pulaski IiOdge No. 20, of Newberry:
W. H. Hunt, N. G.; J. T. Peterson.
V. G.; G. M. Giraudean, B., 8.; W. O.
Johnson, Treasurer; J. B. TbbmeoafcW.;
J.J. Houseal, C.; D. B. Wheeler, lt. 8.
N. G.; W. J. Lake, L 8. N. G.; E. H.
Christian, B. S. V. G.; B. B,'Chapman,
L S. V.O.; H. P. Tarrant, B. 8. 8.;
W. Johnson, L. 8. 8. ; J. Boyles, J. G. ;
J. 8. Smith, O. G.; P. G. W. W.
Houseal, Anniversary Orator. '
THB GREENVILLE AND COLOMBIA RAIL
BOAD COMPANY.-At a meeting, on Fri?
day last, of the Directors of this com
! pany, the negotiations relative to the
Greenville and Colombia Railroad were
closed. Under the new arrangement
and transfer, the following is a list of
President-W. J. Magrath, (otos Fre?
derick Boab, resigned.) Vioo-Presidect
J. J. Patterson. Directora-Hon. J. L.
Orr, J. E. Marley, (vice H. H. Ki mp ton,
resigned.) J. J. Patterson, J. M. Allen,
J. L. Neagle, H. T. Farmer. J. T. Sloan,
gice Niles G. Parker, resigned,) Thomas
odatnead, J. C. Boatb, (vice Geo. W.
Waterman, resigned.) Coleman R. Walk?
er, (vice F. L. Gardozo, resigned,) T.
Hurley, Joseph Crews.
DEATH OP ROBERT T ANNES.-Doubt?
less many in our own community will
have their kindly haman sympathies
tenderly touched by tbe announcement
of tbe death of thia simple-minded "child
of nature," who was yesterday laid to
restin Elmwood Cemetery. Poor "Bob"
Tanner! Few tbero srs Trho hsvs hst!
occasion to visit Colombio for many
yeara past, who did not recognize him as
ono of its notabilities; and few of ns aro
they, who knew his surroundings, that
will not yield a grateful tribute to the
beautiful exhibition of filial devotion
which his life attested. Wbat God du
nied to him in intellect, Ho gave bim in
a simple, child-like faith and trust in his
devoted mother, who will not fail to
realize substantial evidence of sympathy
in ber louely widowhood.
Mr. Recd, the courteous manager of
the Southern and Atlantic Telegraph
line, has furnished ns with the following
list of numbers drawn in Charleston,
yesterday, in the Land and Immigration
No. 90,178, 8100; 87,052, 100; 19,919,
1,000; 79.579, 5,000; 119.278, 5,000;
94,793, 10,000; 181,223, 5,000; 27.213,
1,000; 8.468. 1,000; 31.782,1,000; 80,602,
600; 9,259, 100; 38,265, 100; 70.021, 100;
120,296. 100,000; 120,428. 500 ; 9,486,
100; 109,826, 100; 74,943, 100; 32,040,
100; 100,990, 50J; 91.582, 500 ; 92,594,
100; 78,175, 100; 17,797, 100; 84,856,
100; 100,214.1.000; 36,469, 500; 101.404,
100; 132,240, 100; 74.943, 100; 32,040,
100; 111,425, 100; 111.387. 100; 37,052,
100; 90,178, 100; 119,041, 100; 21,136,
LIST OF NEW ADVBBTISBMKNTO
Meeting Y. M. 0. A.
Chas. E. Thomas & Co.--Wood.
T. J. LaMotte- For Rent.
W. J. Ettei-Notice.
THB FAMINE IN PERSIA.-Distressing
news comes to us from the East. Persia
is still suffering from the plague, the fa
minecontinuo8 to rob ber of inhabitants,
and whole districts are laid desolate by
the terrible ravages resulting from ban?
ger, disease and, sickness. The latest
official advices from Ispahan show that
the country is still in the dreadful agony
which, for long months baok, hos afflict?
ed it. Tbe distress iu the cities aud
large towns is described us terrible, end
all tbe exertions of the authorities prove
unavailing to stay the march tff desola?
tion. Tbe abseuoe of news" from the
East for some time back led ns to ima?
gine that tbe famiue was disappearing,
and that Persia was slowly bat nurely re?
covering from the calamity which pressed
so heavily upon her; but the latest intel?
ligence destroys the illusion, and in its
place conjures up a picture wbicb it is
impossible to contemplate but in sad
thoughtfulness for tbe wretched inhabi?
tants of poor Persia. #
DON'T HAWK, HAWK, SPIT, SPIT, BLOW,
BLOW, und disgust everybody with your
Catarrh and its offensive odor, whou Dr.
Sage's Catarrh Remedy will speedily de?
stroy all odor and arrest the discharge.
THB SECRET OP CAPTIVATION. -Features
of Grecian monld, a well-turned neck
and beautifully rounded arms, are no
doubt very nice things to have, and
ladies who possess these charms have
reason to be tbaukfnl to Mother Nut ure;
fat, after all, the most captivating of all
womanly charms is a pure, fresh SDd
brilliant complexion. This superlative
fascination any lady may secure by using
HAGAN'S MAGNOLIA BALM, the standard
beautifying preparation of the present
ige. It differs from all ordinary cos?
metics in throe most essential particulars,
insomuch .as it oontaina no injurious
ingredients, does not contract or
shrivel the skin, as all the astfTngent
"blooms," "lotions" and ?.powders"
eventually do, but produces a lasting
loveliness by improving the health of
ibo skin. Under its operation the text?
ure of the epidermis becomes finer, and
the surface soft as velvet and smooth as
porcelain. Features oannot be changed,
bat complexions can, and it is quite
certain that a lady with no other charm
than a fresh and rosy complexion, will
attract more admiration in company
than her neighbor, with a classic face,
but a sallow skin. J 4 J3
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MANUVAOTUsnTO ExTznmxss in CKASLSS
row.-Charleston is fast beooming a manu?
facturing as well as a commercial city. The
largest manufactory or doors, sashes, blinds,
to., in the Southern States is that of Ur. P,
P. TOALB, on Horlbock's Wharf, in that oity,
tales rooms at No. 30 Hayno street. ?Ur.
roAi.E's advertisement appears in another
joluinn. Hov 2}
Slap-jack timber is the Yankee n