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COLUMBIA. S. C.
We tines lay Morning, January jflj 1872.
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A Kevlew of tb? Recent Ka KU- Trials
-J uti ge Botad'a Cktrgi.
Before (.Judge Bond came here, or
when he first carno, we took the ground
that it was not proper to prejudge him.
Although his North Carolina career had
placed him in a very unenviable light
before many-of oar people, yet it was,
nevertheless, proper to observe first bia
oondnot here before coming to conclu?
sions adverse to bim in bis high office as
Judge. Col. MoMaster took tho ground
that the juries were paoked juries. All
the indioationB point to this a? a positive
fact It ns3ES3 to us thai sven higher
ground may be taken. When we come
to Judge Bond's bias, as exhibited dur?
ing the late trials, and to his animus, as
exhibited in his pumping of the wit?
nesses and his reflections upon South
Oarolina, we may say/ farther, that
Judge Bond himself was substantially
paoked. -As for Messrs. Corbin and
Chamberlain and their co-counsel, Major
Merrill, they were also substantially
paoked. And when wo co rae, lastly, to
the witnesses from York, apon whose
testimony the Government rested, that
they were trained and packed,'is also
evident to any observer..who may have
watched the progress of tho trials; Thus
we hold that the whole affair waa a one
Bided, partial, paoked concern, inoluding
even one of the Judges on the 'bench.
Tho purpoae was to make political mat?
ter, at all hazards, out of Ku Kluxism.
For this purpose, Judge Bond was sent
hither; for this purpose were Messrs.
Corbin and Chamberlain and Major Mer?
rill active and sympathetic If the pro?
secution had a legal ruffian, so had the
benah a raffian Judge. v.
If this be treason, make the most of
it; but if it be reason, make the most of
it also. And to think of. the Attorney
General pursuing York Ku Kial, when
he is himself a worse than York Ko
Klux-a monetary Ku Klux-an offioial
outlaw, who has done his part in Ku
Kluxing the finances and credit of the
But let us now briefly review the Kc
Klux trials and the charge of Judge
Bond. What does tho evidence show
when fairly construed? That there wat
a local organization is evident^-that il
was for self-protection ie evident-that
it resulted from Scott's arming of thc
negro militia, and the general lawlessness
of the Counties involved, is evident
that Lynch law was executed in some
oases, and that unjustifiable outrages
were also committed, is trae. That al
this waa wrong, however great the provo
cation, we have ever held. But admit
ting this, and regretting that any portioi
of our people should ever have reeortet
to secret societies as a mode of redres
for their grievous wrongs, we yet fail t<
discover any good reason for Judg
Bond's pumping of the prisoners, am
for his infamous, unfair charge witl
which he wound np his career on th
bondi in the recent trials.
We are told that Judge Bond was
leading member of the Know Nothinj
organization of Baltimore. Did h
acquire his tiger-like thirst for Ku Kin
blood in that sohool when, in the Mont
mental City, the foreigner had to nndei
go so severe a trial? We are told that h
rose from the position of a Police Ju dg
to tho high Federal Judgeship he no
holds. Did he acquire in the polio
oonrt room the habit of wringing froi
frightened prisoners tbe evidence upo
which to fasten charges, well or ill
founded, upon absent persons? Whs
right, we ask, has Judge Bond to quot
tion prisoners not under oath, and mak
them submit to a sharp cross-examim
tion from the bench with the view c
getting them to implicate "prominen
men" and ministers of the Gospel in tb
up-country. It was noticeable tho
"prominent men" aad ministers of th
Gospel were tho two olasses that Mesan
Bond and Corbin-twin ruffians-wer
especially keen to get involved in tb
meshes of their Ku Klux net.
And here we pause a moment to ii
quire of Messrs. Corbin and Merrill (
to the result of their efforts to implical
oertain prominent Carolinians in the E
Klux matter. It will be remembere
that the Columbia Union was all tl
time last summer just on the point i
springing a grand mino that was to bio
up certain eminent persons. Was it b
cause it was thought that such men i
Hampton, er Kershaw, or Butler we
to be fouud at tho head of the Ku Ku
Klan as Grand "Cyclopes" or "Centres'
And wore Major Corbin and Major Me
rill disappointed in not being able
oonneot Hampton, or Kershaw, or Bc
1er with the Ku Klux organization? Ai
did they make iu York a strenuous <
fort to get those men involved?
But to return to Judge Bond's charg
What shall be said of this judicial p<
formanoe? This may be said with trut
that Judge Hugh L. Bond speaks wi
the voice and spirit of the prosecute
although bearing tbe sceptre and wee
ing the maullo of the Judge. Jud
Bond said that murder and rape we
not unfrequent accompaniments of t
raids. That lifo was taken, and tb
outrages were committed, cannot be t
nied; but that rape was a frequent i
oompaniment, is not established by t
evidence. Besides there is reason to 1
lieve that much that was represented
having taken place had existence or
in the fancy of tho witnesses. Wh
ever outrages were committed, we cc
demn them. But this is not the poi
The point wo now make is, that Jud
Bond's' obarge is predicated npon the
fact that the men who confessed acknow?
ledged that tiley had conspired against the
suffrage. Thia ia really not iii? onee.
"Yon have pleaded guilty to an indict?
ment which charges you with conspiring
with other men throughout this State,
to intimidate a certain class of voters by
means of threats, beating and even kill?
ing, bocauBo that class of citizens were
opposed to tbs conspirators in political
We repeat it: This is not acoording to
the facts. .
We learn this fact: Upon the prison?
ers ooming up before Judge Bond,
seated with a judicial frown upon his
stormy brow, the derk would put tbis
question: *'A. B., are you guilty of %h?
charge of conspiracy, &c," and the
aoonsed would generally,reply: "Well, I
was a member of the klan." But except
in the oases of the trained York wit?
nesses, so political significance was at?
tributed to tho organization. And. this,
we suppose, was very mueh the oase,
and yet all the proceedings of the Go?
vernment, and all the obarge of Judge
Bond, is based upon the ground tliftt
there had been a conspiracy to deprive the
colored man of Hie suffrage, which we
boldly any was not established by the
evidenoe, and did not exist in fact.
Thus, whatever wrongs were done in the
name of Ku Kluxism, yet it doth appear
that all the proceedings of tho Govern?
ment, and all the findings of tbe juries,
and all the judgments of the oonrt, were
founded upon premises that are false,
and upon facts assumed but not proven.
If murder, burglary, rape or robbery
was established, tn no case was a conspi?
racy against the suffrage established. T Iii H
is the point we make. And we repeat
what we have before said: If this be
treason, make the most of it; but if it be
reason, also make the most of it. To?
morrow, or tho next day, we propose to
give distinctly our views as to Ku Klux
ism-how it should be viewed in origin
A subscriber bids us oontinue to
"fight the ring with Bach hot shot as we
have been throwing into their Radical
camp, nntil our good old Btate is en?
tirely free - from all the thieves and
scoundrels who have been preying upon
her vitals." That is our Arm purpose.
Let the ring die, that the Slate may live.
It will be seen that upon Governor
Scott Representativo Whipper lays the
responsibility for the present condition
of our finances. As the ohief of the
State Government, he is responsible
chiefly; but let Representative Whipper
link with Scott in infamy the names of
Parker, Chamberlain and Kimpton.
Pursue the ring and break il.
We have before ns Gov. Scott's spe?
cial message in reply to the charges
made against bim. Wo shall notice this.
In the meantime, we turn him over to
the tender mercies of Messrs. Bowen
and Whittemore, whom Gov. Scott
brands as convicts seeking to play the
impeacher upon his august self. Now,
on, Messrs. B. and W., and all your
metal show. Your causo is a good one.
THE CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK.-From
the notice given elsewhere, it will be
seen that Capt. W. B. Stanley and Mr.
J. C. Beegers, two good and influential
citizens, have been added to the Board
of Directors. We are glad, farther, to
observe that our young friend, T. Hasell
Gibbes, heretofore clerk, has been pro?
moted to the office of book-keeper. The
bank is reported in a satisfactory condi?
tion. All the old officers re-eleotod.
SOMETHING NEW.-Mr. A. Palmer, on
yesterday, invited us to his handsome
rooms above his store, where we inspect?
ed some rare and beautiful specimens of
mantel-pieces. The ones that most at?
tracted oar attention were some iron
mantels of? marble imitation. These
nero something new from Louisville,
Ky. They aro cheap and durable, and
deserve consideration. We saw iu Mr.
Palmer's exhibition other fine specimens
of tho ornamental mantel-piece.
? ? ? ?
Tho Wilmington, Columbia and Au?
gusta Railroad is a new road thal has re?
cently taken our city in its iron grasp.
It ia quite au adva?tago io us, and we
bespeak for it tho consideration of
oar citizens. This road has opened a
new route North, via Wilmington; at
Florence, it connects with tho North?
eastern Railroad to Charlotte, and it also
oouneots at Florence with the Cheraw
Railroad. Ae we have before said, there
may be too many railroads for the stock?
holders, bot there oannot be too many
for the masses. We favor all roads-ex?
cept the road to RUIN.
Says the Hon. J. O. Conner, of Texas:
More than 5,000 years ago, the Bit?
wise and the ever-living God, who
watches over the destinies of nationali?
ties and of men, proclaimed from amid
the burning beavens, as a commandment
to men, these words:
"THOO SHALT NOT STEAL."
Let tbe American people take that for
a battle cry. Let them impress it upon
their hearts and stamp it upon their
banners, and then move forward steadily
and with a will, and all may yet be well.
Corraptioa will then cease, and the plun?
derers who now disgrace official positions
will leave the country, or the State pri?
sons will claim their own.
A Point Made.
MESSRS. EDITORS: Yon have called
Judge Bond a pump. If this bo so, I
pronounce his nose the handle.
BLOW, BUGLE, BLOW.
The once popular "wolf in sheep's
clothing" has given place to tbe New
York Tribune's moro modern '.'reverend
wolf in wool."
Columbi* and tts AdT?nl?gt?-No, 0.
ID resuming oar notice of Columbia
and ita au1 vantages, we take occasion to
refer to ono pro?eeaio? ?u?t fre Lave not
yet referred to. This is tbe dental pro?
fession. There are three dentists lo?
cated here, eaoh skillful and reliable
Dr. Reynolds, Dr. Boozer and Dr.
Moore. They keep up with the im?
provement* of their art, and are young,
activo and progressive.
There is also one manufaoturing esta?
blishment that we have not brought for?
ward-that of Mr. Hennies, of coop?
ering, fame, end one repairing ?nd
manufacturing shop that deserves no?
tice-we refer to that of the industrious
Mr. Oronenburg. And so, scattered
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.UtuugU tub VMbjr, mo, nv? uuuui, DOT Cl cu
establishments of white and of colored
men which we maj have omitted, but
for workers, high or low, small or great,
for honest workers, vre have great re?
"Honor and Bhamo from no condition riae;
Act well your part-there all the honor lies.'
This is good principle, ns well as good
In notioiog tho dubs of Colombia,
we are admonished not to omit mention
of the Columbia Typographical Union
the objecta of which are, "the mainte?
nance of a fair rate of wages, the en?
couragement of good workmen, and thu
use^of every means which may tend to
the elevation of printers in the social
scale of lifo." Dependent, as editors
are, upou the friendly types, it does not
become us to be indifferent to the just
olaims of the members of tho old and
honorable craft of printing. Aocording
to our experienoe, this class of workers
in Columbia are intelligent, and, in the
main, well-toned, and worthy of their
important and oxuotiug business. Ob,
THE WONDERFUL, THE WIZARD, THE THUN?
DERING TYPES 1
"Oh, the thundering ty peal No tongue can
How art'a supremest miracle
Gan rule earth'a ruler?-Czar or King
While tyranta Blink from their fearful sting;
They speak, and tho prlco of bread cornea
And lirra -rc ssado, though ike ruler; from.
Andoo wards shrink from their stinging thong.
And the heel is ground on the head of wrong.
They speak in a language bold and fair
And labor ninden, for its shield ia there;
They speak as th' oraolea never spake,
And man loves man for his manhood's sake.
but whether thoy apeak in the voice of song,
Or in deep-voiced thunder tremble along,
Or plead for the HIGHT, or rage in their wrath,
Or Bcourge tho roguo on his darksome path,
Their voice bath ever tba OHEATZBT stress.
When it flows from the lips of TUB DAILY
Having, now, alluded to the advan?
tages in detail, wo desire to allude briefly
to some of the general attraotionB that
our city presents.
Columbia was founded about the year
1786. In the year 1780, the public re?
cord*, in general were removed to thc
new capital, and Columbia beoame the
capital of South Carolina. The location,
as now appears, was a judicious one-cen?
tral and^ accessible. As for the oitj
itself, the site selected was upon thc
level plain near the Cungaroo, just be
low the confluence of the Saluda ant'
Broad. The city, from tho oharaoter ol
the place, which is sloping on almosi
every Bide, is eu scop tibio of easy, ant
thorough draining. As to the ch?mete;
of the soil, it is a mixture of clay ant
sand-the one predominating in one par
of the city and the ether prevailing ii
another. This gives good streets. Th?
rain water, not carried off by the draiu
age, is readily ubsorbod, and we have nt
clayey streets to mar the highways, ovei
amid the rains and frosts of mid-winter
In addition to this, it may be remarket
that the drives in and about Columbii
are pleasant. The cemetery-callee
Elmwood-is beautifully located, nea:
the murinming river that glides cheer
fully by tbe silent city of the dead
From the Arsenal Hil), in Colombia, i
fine view is obtained, not only of tin
city, but also of the valley of the Con
garee; whilst in tho distanoe may be sees
a glimpse of the high hills of the distan
Saut?e, where, ia the revolutionary war
Greene sought health and repose for hi;
wearied troops. Noria Sidney Park ai
unattractive placo. It may be callee
ono of tho lungs of the oity, and nude
tasteful and judicious improvement, i
can be made an attractive city feature.
As respects the climate of Columbi;
and its health-much the result of it
climate-our medical men speuk in tb
highest terms, and our experience con
firms their favorable verdict. Free iron
malarious influences, and freo also fror
tho sharp disoases of tho m"untai;
country, our city possesses the advantag
of that mean between extremes, whiol
is commonly doemed a desirable attain
meut. The population of Columbia i
12,000 souls, aud our death statistic
will compel every favorably with titos
of any other city of the same size in th
country. Another characteristic of Ct
lumbitt is its wide streets; also, its shrill:
bery and its flower and vegetable gai
deus. Several of our citizens pay mue
attention to their vegetable gardens; an
the raising oi fino stuck, and fine cropi
and fine poultry engages the energies t
a number of our aotive citizens. Ou
old aud respected townsman, Mr. Job
Crawford, in his old ngo, cultivates hi
flowers with profit and pleasuro, an
lives in tho retreat whioh his tasto nn
industry have created, and amid thou
parsuits whioh ho finds congenial. I
the immediute vicinity of tbe city w
have a number nf very thorough an
successful farms. Whilst Messrs. Blaol
O'Neale and Gibbes vie with each otb?
in tbe vegetable kingdom, and engage i
generous rivalry, Messrs. Taylor, Starl
Davis, Fielding, Wallace, tho Windhori
and others of the same olass Burroon
us with an industrial cordon tbi
amounts to an acceptable besiegemen
Long amy we thus be beleaguered, and
let a ooh invaders ooma. They will be
welcomed ever into oar city lines, whe?
ther they come ?rom abroad or from
Before closing this article, allow UB to
alindo to an important religions institu?
tion not yet alluded to ss sn important
feature of Columbia. We refer to the
Theological Seminary of the General
Assembly of the Presbyterian Ohuroh in
the United States. This institution be?
gan in 1883 to turn its graduates forth
to engage in the work of the ministry.
Among the graduates for 1833, we notice
the names cf Dr. J. Ligbton Wilson and
Rev. W. B. Yates. It bas sent forth
about 374 graduates, and nearly every
State in the Union has its alnmni cre?
dited with residence, to ssy nothing of
Ireland, Scotland, Japan, India, Brazil,
China, the Indian nation. South Caro?
lina, North Carolina, Georgia, Missis?
sippi and Alabama furnish the largest
numbers. The faoulty has ilways been
eminent for piety, learning and influ?
ence. Mesura. Deland, Palmer and
Thornwell have iu tho past been^con
n ec ted with it as professors. The pre?
sent faculty is an able one, consisting of
Dr. George Howe, Dr. J. B. Adger, Dr.
J. Woodrow, Dr. Plumer and Dr. J. B.
Wilson-all very learned and influential
divines of the Presbyterian Obnrob. Of
the alumni, eighty-four have died and
thirteen ere foreign missionaries. The
students for the present year aro forty
six in number. The Seminary is open
to students of every denomination. The
course of studies itt thorough sud com?
prehensive. By the courtesy of the
University of South Carolina, the stu?
dents have tho privilege of attending
upon the lectures of the professors in
the several departments of instruction.
The buildings, the library and the ex?
penses will bo found satisfactory. As
this institution lends to the disburse?
ment annually iu Columbia of about
$25,000, it will be Been bow advan?
tageous it is, in a fluanoial os well ss ro
We shall resume tho subjeot to-mor?
A Volee from tba Up-Country.
Mu. EDITOR: The beginning of a new
year always, very naturally, brings with
it reflections upon the past, and pro?
mises of reform for tho future. I have
not taken my pen in hand to give you a
homily, but merely to touch, "c?rrente
c?lamo," some of our short-comings.
In my country excursions, I frequent?
ly find in the houses of our farmers agri?
cultural magazines, published at tho
North, which really oontain little or no?
thing adapted to our soil, climate, or so?
cial condition. They are, in the main,
diluted specimens of Poor Richard's
Almanac-full of advertising humbugs,
and all manner of traps to catch the
unwary and uusuHpeoting. Men are de?
coyed by the low prise and the illustra?
tions-never dreaming that thia low
price and illustration may lead them
into investments in White Chesters,
Brahmin Pootras, Norway Oats, Nile
Wheat, Cow Milkers, Cotton Pickers and
suoh traps, altogether worthless,
t We have at our owu door tho Rural
Carolinian, beautifully printed, and il?
lustrated with things praotical and ap?
propriate. Its contributors are our own
farmers, men to the "manner boru," who
might be supposed to know our wants.
Then there is the old Southern Cultivator,
a standard agrionltural magazine of long
standing; the Southern Farm and Home,
the Practical Farm, the Farmer and
Planter, Riohmond, Ya.; the Carolina
Planter, North Carolina; and many others
adapted to our wants, and identified
with us in interest and feelings. They
are not wolves in sheep's olotbing-traps
baited with perfumed and disguised poi?
sons. Is this not a suicidal policy to en?
courage, by our bard-earnings, those
who hove no sympathy for us, whose
only interest is to pick our pockets fur
their own benefit-not this only, but to
discourage, by so doing, borne enter?
prise, aud chill the spirits of thone men
who are risking so muoh and working so
earnestly to build up the prosperity of
an oppressed and abused people?
lu out-of-the-way neighborhood?, I
havo found the New York Weekly, Fire
Side Friend, Dollar Magazine, and other
trashy papers, full of pernicious, sensa?
tional reading and abominable illustra?
tions. These papers are pushed into the
country by agents, and through the post
offices-they are glazed over by a sort of
thread-bare morality, and do their work
of demoralization insidiously but surely.
lu moro relined circles yon will find
Harpers" Monthly and Harpers" Weekly
that precious "journal of civilization,"
so-called-aud other "yeiiow-xovercd"
literature. lu thu ladies' boudoir, you
will Hud Harpers' Bazaar, Demorest's
Magazine, Uothty, and tho like re-prints
of the meretricious taste of the Northern
shoddy aristocracy-a reflection of tho
"Salon de Puris." Among the children
you will find The Little Corporal, Yankee
out-and-out, Young America, iu high
boots and spurs. Our Young Folks, The
Nursery, and liku specimens of Yankee
precocity. Have our people no pride,
no self-res peet, no love of country?
Have our women not taste enough to
select their owu costumes? Are we to bo
over-run by "the gew-guws of grief and
furbelows of fancy" of Yaukeudom in
malters of taste? Are ?ll their isms to
oome with carpet-bagism to curse our
afflicted people? Tho fifteenth amend?
ment was bad enough, but what follows
will be worse than Pandora's box. Let
us reform this altogether. Patronize our
home papers, encourage homo literature,
strive to build up uu euduring monu?
ment fur our children. It ia had policy
to patronize thoHO who malign, misrep?
resent and belittle ns. They ure welcome
to enjoy nit high au opiuiou of them?
selves UB they please. They may kisH
their blarney ?tone, Plymouth Bock, as
muoh as they pieuse; butt, pray, aparo UH
the infliction. It is bud policy, more?
over, to furnish ammunition for tho bat?
teries which are playing upon your
Mr. Congressman Bamsey wants to
oreot a now Territory and to call it Ojib
way. If there is to be a new Territory
and it is to havo an Indian name, why
not oall it Spotted-Tail at once?
OFFICB 8. O. LUNATIO ABTL?M,
COLUMBIA, S. 0., January 8, 1872.
MESSRS. EDITORS: Permit me to return
my thanks to Mr. HoCarter, o? the firm
o? Bryan Sc MoOarter, for a donation o?
books, periodicals, papers, ?co., for the
benefit of tho inmates of onr house.
Such remembrances are indeed very ac?
ceptable. If more of our citizens would
remember us in the same way, by send?
ing us the old periodicals, magazinep,
Seo., which they haye put by to read again,
but wbioh they never see after consign?
ing them to some old closet or clothes
press, or remote corner in the garret,
they would add mneh to the comfort of
our household, by affording the means
of pleasant entertainment tor many an
otherwise heavy hour, while they them
?oWe? would be none the poorer.
J. F. ENSOB,
Superintendent and Physician.
W. J. WHIPPER, COLORED MEMBEB OF
THE HODHB, vs. Gov. SooTT.-On the
occasion of the celebration of Emanci?
pation Day at Beaufort, by the colored
people, Representative Whipper made a
speech. We make the following extraot:
The debt of South Carolina he bad no
doubt ia saying was $18,000,000; but to
toko the record, it waa $15,000,000, the
ioterest on wbioh, together with the
bonds falling due, would take three
times the taxes that have been collected
in the past year to meet our present ob
ligations. The Government of the State
had failed to stretch out its potent arm,
and give the protection against lawless?
ness wbioh they were entitled to by vir?
tue of their manhood and citizenship,
beoause some one had been so connected
with the reaouroea of the State that they
dared not do their duty, lest the bonds
which they held should fall in price and
they thus be losers. Who is responsi?
ble? I ohurge the man for whom I have
labored honestly, zealously, and as often
as any other mau in South Carolina-I
charge home to-day on Gov. Soott the
trooble that bas fallen upon us. I charge
him with the lives of the host of our
Republican dcud murdered in the up?
country, with the martyrdom of Ran?
dolph, Perrin, Martiu, and a long line
! of bumbler patriots. That black-hearted
traitor, Gov. Scott, more than any other
man, is chargeable with the faot that
the United States Government has been
cesp-?od tc si9p in ned arrest tl?9 Ks
Klux, and bring them to trial. I have
told yon that I have labored for him ho?
nestly and zealously, and with whatever
ability I possessed I have used it in his
behalf; but I assert to day that it Bhall
be used to bring him to justice, and to
justify that party to which you and I
belong-to that party whioh I trust will
ever hold the reins of power in this
Star? and in tho National Government.
# * * * # * ?
I dare and havo charged Gov. Soott
with robbing the State, and I will tell
you why I charge him. Of the $15,
000,000 of bonds on the market he has
failed, in his statement, to account for
$6,314,000. I have stated here nothing
more than I have stated when his cohorts
sud tniuiouB were present. But I truBt
thero are noue here; but ii there are I
will challenge them to contradict any
statement I have made. I have stated
nothing but what I can support by evi?
dence. I, as Chairman of the Commit?
tee of Ways and Means, shall bo called
; upon to make appropriation to meet
this $6,314,000 unaccounted for, but I
will not sanction any appropriation to
meet the demands of that man who has
robbed the State and destroyed all that
is bonorablo in it. I iutend to fight it
out to tho bitter end, and if they will
not answer what I havo asserted, I will
again call upon your Representatives to
voto for impeachment; and if I fail to
reach him who hos destroyed the credit
and committed the most glaring out?
rages upon the tax-payers of the State,
I will come to you, the people, and from
every stomp, grove and village I will
proclaim the infamy of which I speak to
you to-day. * ? * #
Among the traitors will be Gov. Scott, as
the mau most instrumental in bringing
to them their death and to ns our pre?
sent humiliations and financial troubles.
A SH A MICK ui. CONFESSION.-According
io a reiiabio Radical sheet of this city,
the Administration will not go to war
with auy foreign power, and particularly
with Spain. Tho reason is that "our
navy is almost worthless." For six
months after tho first shot should be
fired, even the Spaniards wonld "have it
all their own way." We would not. be
able to get the upper hand in a war until
we had built a new navy atan "immense
cost." These are pretty admissions
from n Radical organ. The Radicals
have now been ia power in this country
for nearly eleveu veara, and have spent
iu that time $5,000,000,000 of the peo?
ple's money, und yet we are told to-day
that we are in no condition to engage in
war with any foreign power for the pro?
tection of our flag and our citizens, be?
cause we should inevitably be whipped.
[New York News.
From a Boaton Post report of a leo tn re
by Kate Stanton- "Yoong men, yon
should marry the large women rather
than the small, all things else being
equal. [Laughter and applause.] Never
marry a woman who is prouo to depreci?
ate the virtues of any of her sex. Marry
a widow, especially if she bea mother of
healthy children, for widows in these
days ure apt to be more sensible than
girls. Experience has done something
for them. [Laughter and applauso.]
A widow's love is apt to be riohor than
that of u spoiled girl. Always marry a
woman better educated than yourself,
if you oau, so that you may respect her
the longer. But, above all, gentlemen,
be sure to marry au old maid, if you
can. I Laughter J She is difiioult of ac?
cess, but uuos won she will make a para?
gon of a wife. In general terms, I say
to my sisters, boware of all men."
That religious are somewhat a .matter
of fashion, is shown by the reaeut action
of tho Mikado of Japan, in suppressing
the Buddhist faith, thu most venerable
in existence. Time was when tho yory
thought of such a thing would have fired
a fratricidal war, lasting through genera?
tions. Now a mero edict serves to revo?
lutionize the faith of an entire people
PURSUE TUE RINO.-Our brother of
the PHOENIX says, "pornos tho ring?"
Yen, brother, pursue the ring, and break
it; break it into many parts, und when
broken, you will Hud that its powor is
gone, and that it eau never be joined
again. Break tho ring.
I Newberry Herald.
A number of family jars in Leaven?
worth have brought on the divorce snit
of Jelly rs. Jelly.
UNITED STATES COUNT, TURFDAY,
January 9, 1872.-The oourt met at ll
A. M., bia Honor Judgo George 8.
Bryan on tbe bench.
There waa nothing of importance dons
in the oonrt to-day. Judge Bryan post?
poned the beariug of argument upon
the petitions for liabeas corpus pr CHOU tod
by Mr. Pickling, on Monday, uuti!
Wednesday, at ll o'clock. The grand
jury returued a number of true bills, and
were charged by the Judge to examine
carefully the places of oouflnemeut and
the condition generally of the United
States prisoners, and to see that they are
protected from cold, properly fed, Seo.,
and report to-morrow, at 12 M.
The oourt adjourned till ll A. M., to?
BADIOAII TESTIMONY.-General Butua
Saxton, formerly of the Freedmen's
Bureau, writes as follows from Washing?
ton respecting the dangers to the freed?
men. Ho says:
"The ship of State of South Carolina
is now iu stormy waters; your rights are
in danger. The rocks and shoals, torpe?
does and hostile gnus, are ignorance, in*
temperance, immorality, dishonesty and
corruption in high places. The beacon
lights ahead are honesty, purity, virtue,
intelligence, the school-house and the
church. Keep her helm Bteady towards
these, and soon the ship shall glide
gently by the breakers iuto the peaceful
waters of freedom, the stormy, threaten?
ing sky shall olear and melt into the gold,
mellow light of dawning day. Then,
when the ship of State is safely anchored
in the honest hearts of intelligent freed?
men, the year of freedom's jubileo shall
have come indeed."
The scene during the storming of the
aldermanio stronghold in New York city
last week munt have been one of the
most ludicrous on record. At high noon
the new Board of Aldermen, beaded by
Mr. Clinton, proceeded to tbo door of
the oouncil obamber, and awaited their
opportunity. Presently, and jost us thu
old board were about to re-organize iuto
a new oue, th? door was opened to let
some one ont, and it was Beized by Mr.
Clinton and two or three of his dorks.
Mr. Mu ou, the sturdy sergeant-at-arms,
endeavored to pull it to again, bot the
attacking party was too strong. Mr.
Clinton inserted his head into the room
I and loudly informed the board of his
presence and its object. The only effect
of thia prologue was the application of
additional force to the door handle on
the iusido. Clinton, by way ot keeping
up the circulation, repented hisBummonsj
twice or thrice with no avail. He then
endeavored to serve a process on the
muscular Munn, and while interrogating
him UH to his name, residence, and other
domestic statistics, the door began to
waver, and by a combined charge the
new board effected au entrance, eaoh
one in succession tripping over the he?
roic scrgeact-at-arma' extended leg.
Then the olerks begau serving the writ
iu a lively manner, while the old board
as nimbly disappeared, Alderman Irving
diversifying the entertainment by knock?
ing over a small clerk in his characteris?
The new Attorney-General has ad?
dressed a letter to Senator Pool, of
North Carolina, assnring him that cer?
tain citizens of his State are mistaken
when they assume to create the impres?
sion that the late ohange in the office of
Attorney-General, indicates on the part
of the Administration, an abatement of
vigor iu prosecuting offenders under the
recent legislation of Congress to enforoe
the rights of oitizens. He adds that the
President was satib?ed with tho zeal of
?ttorney-General ?kerman, in prosecut?
ing the Ku Klux, end states that if any
one who continues tbe crimes of that
organization, expects any favors from
his successor in office, they are doomed
to sigual and bitter disappointment.
Ho .trusts that the people of the South
will assist the public authorities in re?
storing peace; but, if unreasoning and
defiant orime makes it necessary, ho de
ol a rea that the President is determined
to nse all the power which is placed in
his hands to protcot the life and pro?
perty of peaceable citizens, and main?
tain the'supremacy of the laws. Those
in authority are taking espeoial pains to
convince the Southern people of the !
fact that the A dministr?tion ia fully !
bent upon an nureleuting prosecution of
the war that has been commenced upon
the South. Tho first aim was to Badi- j
oalize the Southern States; that failed,
and now tho purpose ts to punish them
(or being Democrats.
F. L. Cardozo, the colored Secretary
of State in South Carolina, thus writes
to his brother, at Vicksburg-this ex
truot appearing in the Vicksburg Repub?
lican: "The Legislature of this State is
badly engaged investigating the present
state of our financial affairs, which are
in a deplorable and desperate condition.
Tho Governor, State Treasurer and At?
torney-General constitute tho State
Financial Board, and there has been
great swindling or gross mismanage?
ment of our finances somowhere. But
as I discovered what seemed to mo like
swindling or mismanagement, I refused
to apply the soul of tho Stato to any
moro bonds, and defied the Treasurer to
take, me iuto tho Supreme Court. He
hesitates to do so, for fear, I suppose,
thut he will bo bo..ton. Tho colored
men of tho State are proud of tho stand
I have taken, and even tho Democrats
applaud mo. Tho praise of oupmies is
sometimes suspicious, but, when de?
served, it is gratifying."
It is now unowuueed that the report
of outrages upon negroes in Saline
County, Missouri, published first in the
St. Louis Democrat, (Republican in senti?
ment,) wus nothing but the most repre?
hensible hoax. The despatch to the
Democrat appears to have come from an
irresponsible person, and that bitterly
partisan paper seems to have been in?
ti uoed by the temptiug opportunity for
the manufacture of partisan capital to
give tbe report publicity. There wete
no negroes hung-as wo learn from the
paper published at Bedalia, Missouri,
situated near the saeno of the reported
tragedy-no Ku Klux, no outrage what
evor. 'Tho only possible grounds for the
report was a drunken row betwoon
ungroes themselves; there was no inter
terence from the whites, nor after raids
upon the negroes. The whole thing was
p sensational ?tory, apd wu should jndgo
without a vestige ot truth. How fur the
St. Louis Democrat should be held re?
sponsible for its publication, is a very
moe question in journalism.
A young Indianiau "proposed" to six
young ladies jost for fun, aud was consi?
derably annoyed by being accepted by
>? i?" ,, r
Om M A IT aiia.-The price o? ? ingle
copies o? the pHoanx is Ove cents.
A complete o? .fit, with the exception
of s press, for a country paper is offered
for sale at a yr ry low rate. Particulars
oau be obtain? d ?4 PHCBNIX office.
The PIKKNI C <>i loo is supplied with all
necessary mat uriul foi as haudsomecarda,
bill heads, posters, pamphlet?, hand-bills,
circulars, and other printing that muy be
desired, as any office in the South. Give
ns a call and test our work.
Garments o? beauty may cover, bat
they can never impart worth to an aban?
A trae bili was faa nd against some of
th? Uuion prisoners in ?he UeUed States
Con rt yesterday. ?
No. 116,024 ?B the one which drew the
Academy of Musi?, in Charleston.
We have been requested to state that
the pews of the Washington Street
Church will be rented this afternoon, at
' half-past 3 o'clock.
J Mr. Franklin, of the Exchange House,
baa just opened a oaak of superior Im?
perial Cabinet whiskey, twenty-eight years
! old. Try it, lovers nf a genuine article.
We are indebted to tho Ciceronian
Literary Society, of Roanoke, Ya., for
an invitation to be present at their anni?
versary celebration, on the 22d in staut.
Aro Fon TBS PALMETTO as.-All tho
ladies who intend to take tables at the
fair, for the buneflt of the Palmetto*'*,
in aiding them in the parchase of a
steamer, will meet the committee at ll
o'clook, on this day, at their hall.
MAH, ABBANOEMRHTS.-Th? Northern
mail openB at 3.00 P. M.; closes 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opona 4.(HI
P. M.; cloaes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.30 A. M.; doses?.(10
P. M. Greenville mail o pen H 6.45 P.
M.; alones 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens9.00 A. M.; close? 1.30 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
Wo aro indebted to the Western Union
Telegraph l?n? for th? following Hst of
numbers and large prizes drawn yester?
No. 95.504, $1,000; 139.562, 1,000;
90,134, 1.000; 16,643, 1,000; 103,711,
1,000; 139.536, 1,000; 54.878, 1,000;
72,806. 1,000; 136,731, 25,000; 50,073,
Haigh t ?fe Co.'s Empire City Museum,
Menagerie, Circus and Balloon, will ex?
hibit nuder three separute large pavi?
lions, all for one price of admission, us
follows: Su interville. S. C., Wednes?
day, January 31; Columbia, Thursday,
February 1; Un iou ville, Friday, Febru?
ary 2; Spartan burg, Saturday, February
3; Grecnvilie, Monday, Febrnary 5; An?
derson, Tuesday, Febrnary 6; Newberry,
Wednesday, February 7; Camden, Thurs?
day. February 8; Orangebarg, Friday,
SOI'UKMK COURT, TUESDAY, January
9.-The oonrtmet at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Jnstioo Moses and Associate Jus?
James lt. Pringle, respondent, vs.
Edward K. Dorsey et al., appellants.
Ordered to be docketed. Messrs. Pope
Sc Haskell for appellants.
Jeaso Roof, respondent, vs. Charlotte,
Colnmbia aud Augusta Railroad Com?
pany, appellants. Ordered to be dock?
eted*. Mr. Meetze for appellants.
. Mary Brennan el at., exeoutors, rs.
joseph Taylor et al. Order of continu?
ance vacated and case struck off
Olivia MoGowan et al. vs. Rufus N.
Lowrance. Mr. LeConte for appellants.
Mr. Baohman for respondents.
C. H. Myers Sc Bro., respondents, vs.
Joaeph Taylor Sc Co., appellants. Struok
James P. Boyce, appellant, vs. Wil?
liam Shiver and R. C. Shiver, respond?
ents. Mr. Pope for appellant. Mr. Mo
Master for respondents. Mr. Carroll on
same side. Mr. Fickling in reply.
At 3 P. M., the court adj o mo ed until
Wednesday, January 10, 1872, 10 A. M.
LOOK OUT FOB THU NEEDIJB MAN.-The
Wilmington Journal, of the 5th instant,
shows up a "needle man," who has re?
cently visited that oity. The Journal
gives the following timely warning, which
wo hope will be heeded by our citizens;*,
"Our friends abroad are cantioned
against a traveling swindler, who passed
through this oity last week. He is about
twenty-six years of ugo, tall, well-dress?
ed, with light hair and pye?, rather pre?
possessing in hi j appearance, with au
excellent gift cf gab and a brass face.
He claims to he the heavy mau in tho
well known bouse of Emmet Sc Co., New
York city, and was canvassing this place
with a package containing ten paper? of
needles, offering them for $1, and giving
his saowid word and sacwid honor that
on tho following Wednesday, which was
the day before yesterday, ho would de?
liver to each customer, free of charge, a
present varying in value from 81 to $000,
including pianos, sewing maohines, ito.;
and where the ladies made up a club of
five tho maker ap thereof would positive?
ly receive either a lady's gold watch,
worth $50, or a silk dress pattern, worth
from $10 to $30. Now, we actually blush
for shame that our Wilmington ladies
are so easily taken in, and, besides, wo
wonder that the city authorities should
allow a man to bill the town, and do bu- _
sinews nuder the head of a gift entetsft'
prise, when the laws are so a tren neus
a/rainst it, and to permit him to leave the
town unmolested. We presume he is
now giving bia sacwid word to either the
citizens of Charleston or Columbia,"
LIST OP NEW ADVKHTISKMBNTU
Sale of Ring's Mountain Railroad
Meeting Columbia Chapter*
Hoatetter'a Stomach Bitters.
Edward Hope-Planting Potatoes.
P. Cantwell-F. M. Beef, &o.
Report Central National Bank, &e.
Sol. Smith Russel, who traveled with,
and made faces for, the Berger family of
Swiss Bell Bingera, was baptized re?
cently in the Episcopal Church, at Can?
ton, Mississippi, and he contemplates
studying for the ministry. Not long ago
he was in Kentucky singing "If over I
oease to love."