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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Wedneslay horning. January 17.1872.
THE BAXITIMOBB MOVEMENT.-Oar read?
ers will observe elsewhere the Baltimore
Sun's account of the meeting in Balti?
more of the holdoro of South Carolina
bonds. Let the work against the ring
go on. As one of the Financial Board
suggests, let swift condemnation fall upon
their heads. Drive them from office-aye,
drive them from the State.
Major T. W. Woodward, having at?
tended the recent Agricultural Congress
at Selma, Alabama, writes to the Fair*
field Herald* a very interesting account
of his seeings and doings on the trip.
Some malicious persons having taken
advantage of his absence to circulate a
report that he had run off, he disposes
of them in the -following characteristic
way. We are norry that our Space does
not enable os to publish the whol? of his
MR. EDITOR: Thinking that a short
account of my trip to Balma, Alabama,
for the purpose of attending the Agri?
cultural Congress that tnet there, might
not be uninteresting to some of your
readers, I herewith transmit a synopsis.
Who goes beyond the limits of the State
at this time, is, according to proclama?
tion of him who, like tho ignoble our of
a roguish negro, sits opon his haunches
at the Exooutive Mansion only to burk
at honest men-amenable to the charge
of Ku Kluxing. So be it, Doctor; I am
ready for trial; and should the inquisi?
tion see unmistakable evidence of guilt
in the r?cent hegira, I still hope to be
obie to oonvinoe yon that I was a mem?
ber without iufluence in the klan, and,
from my insignificance, would hardly be
deserving of a trip to Albany-for per?
son? acquainted with me know that it is
a custom of mine, in killing snakes, to
strike at the head; or, as I am a dab
pond man, that I never nibble for min?
nows when there are trout in the lake.
A word or two to those who industrious?
ly, and with so mujh satisfaction, pro?
mulgated the rumor that I had ron off,
and X have done with this branch of the
subject. That negroes and scalawags
should have been exultant over thia sud?
den decamping is tome gratifying in
the highest degree; it is evidence unmis?
takable that I am trying to lead an. ho?
nest life, und that I desire to be reck?
oned a decent man. For the informa?
tion of these, I here state I have re?
turned, with renewed determination to
put dowu fools and villains, for I wit?
nessed the increasing prosperity of both
white and black in States where white
men are assuming the rums of govern?
LOCKING UP THE OLD FOLKS-How A
KENTUCKY Gi UL MANAGED AM ELOPE?
MENT.-A rather romauuo runaway af?
fair o Rim rr od at Fran li Un, Ky., says the
Nashville 'Banner, December 24, early
Friday morning. The father'of a cer?
tain you ug lady of that place hud re?
fused to give his consent to her mar?
riage, and had treated her lover with
grout harshness ob account, aa ia alleged,
of his being poor. But though love
does not, in most instances, run particu?
larly smooth, nothing can prevent two
happy hearts from uniting their desti?
nies for better or for worse whenever the
owners so resolve. To make our story
brief, a plan vraa concocted by which the
pair were to run down to Mitchelville,
jual thia side of the Stute line, where ar?
rangements hud been made the duy pre?
vious with a Magistrate to perform the
ceremony. The fond couple nppo red at
atho depot, at Franklin, shortly after 5
o'clock on the morning mentioned. It
having been suggested by Borne unfeel?
ing wag that Hiey might possibly be
overtaken by her irate father, and their
blissf ol hopes blasted at the very moment
of realization, the bride-groom became
considerably demoralized, but was soou
re-aaanred by his pluckier companion,
who coolly remarked: "I don't see how
he can; I really don't. He lives three
miles from here, and if he comes ho will
have to -walk. He can't make the dis?
tance afoot before the arrival and de?
parture of the train. I foresaw the dan?
ger of Buch a denouncement last night,
and made my arrangement J accordingly.
I went to the stables, hid all the bridles,
locked the doors and threw tho kojR
away. When they were asleep, I quietly
turned the key upon them nnd threw it
It need hardly be said that her expla?
nation wns highly satisfactory. The
train rolled in at 5.57, the lovers jumped
aboard and wero married at G.20, at
Mitcheville, on the arrival of the train
at that place. The girl was certainly
worth the trouble of winning, but we
have a notion that if her husband tries
to kick out of the matrimonial traces the
keys will bo turned on him, too, some of
There were 305 murders in New York,
last year, and only one man hanged for
.?Tb? Kl rte rn I O Am*ndta?nt"
MKBSHH, EPITOBS: When the thirteen origi?
nal mated, after tho war of independence,
met in convention to form a Union, they mot
aa BO many sovereign contracting powers
they alone constituted the parties to tho
compact or agreement. They were free,
equal and independent-each a Bovereign
power-could agree or not agree-could form
a Union or General Government, or not; free
to act or not. And the Union or G?n?ral
Government, by the very .nature 'of tilings,
was not a party to this comped ot agr?e
mont, bat WEB the creature and tho ordained
and established agent of these sovereign
States; and upon thia agent waa conferred
and delegated certain specific and sovereign
powers. And the idea is preposterous, that
they there and then did alienate one parti?le
Of their Bovoreignty. The General Govern?
ment, even now, only exercises del eg a tod
powers. For, by mutual agreement, the
States oan now, in convention assembled, as
at tho beginning, abrogate and revoke every
power granted to their agent. Yea, three
fourths of them assembled can amend or
make nnll and void. The late civil war was
not a war between the Southern States and
tho General Government, but a war between
tho Northern and Southern States-the for?
mer using and authorizing their agent-the
General Government-to carry on tho war,
aud evon, (aa sovereigns alono can do,) en?
larging and delegating other aud extraordi?
nary powers. Toe idea that tho North went
to war to oommit snioido, aud thus to destroy
t heir sovereign Ufo or csist'iece, j? abjure.
The Southern States likewise established and
empowered their agent at RichmOhd. It was
a war emphatically between the Northern and
Southern States. And tb? gr??t question at
issue was not whether tho States wore
sovoreign or not, but whether a State had the
right to secede or withdraw. Somo may say,
if you deny a State the right to secede, you
deny that which is essential to sovereignty.
When a certain namcor of men enter luto a
copartnership lo carry on a apeciilp businosS,
1 don't know that any one of them can with?
draw at pleasure, without the consent of the
others. This dissolving of copartnership can
only bo done by "mutual consenti"
The States, not by separate aotion, gained
their independence-but together, leagued to?
gether, confederated together. And right
here hos the solution of this great question.
Upon thia great question the Month consider?
ed herself whipped, and has, since the war,
conceded the question of secession settled by
the sword-by an appeal to arms. 1 he aboli?
tion of slavery and the Reconstruction Acts
ware the if rms ot the victor imposed upon the
conquered. It is true they wero arbitrary,
anti cot constitutional. Tho North waa under
no compulsion to exact these tarma-the con?
dition aud state of things after the surrender
did'not require or necessitate them. The j
Northern States aided from their own free
choice. And among tho terms they exacted of
their stator Southern States ia the -'fifteenth
amendment"-an sot not Of a. brave, high
minded and honorable people, but an aot most
damnably infamous aud degrading; an act |
that damns the honor of any people. A tree \
is known by its fruit. The present oondition i
of South Carolina ia the fruit, and prove what |
I have asserted. Hell, itself, could not have
vomi.od forth or begotten anch au offspring.
P. S. The character of the court latelv held
in Columbia rivet the truth of my assortions.
Meeting or Bunill Carolina. Bond-Hold
.rs tn Baltimore-A trgai Opinion.
The holders of South C irodina bonds held a
meotiug last eve mm/, at tho Eutaw House, for
the purpose of taking action lu reference tn
their claims against that ?tate. A. B.Pat?
terson, h sq , was called to the Chair, aud Mr.
Charles E Huberts appointed Secretary.
There were fourteen persons present, repro
seutlug sumo $200 000 ol bonds, mostly owned
in Baltimore, but se: held in New York, and
other places, represented by proxy.
The Chairman stated that a much larger
amount of bonds would have bein repre?
sented, but for some misunderstanding re?
garding the meeting. Some dozens of letters
had been received from parties in Now YorK
and olsewhere, making inquiries as to the
object of thu meeting, hilt they were ad?
dressed to tbo Secretary, Mr. Roberts, at the
Eutaw House, and had only come into his
possession on this evening. Had these letters
ueen received in time to be answered, no
doubt a much larger amount of stock would
have beeu represented. The Chair then
asked tho Secretary to road the following
i'he undersigned, having been engaged as
counsel to iuveatigatu and report tho legal
merits of tho baud claims held by various
bona fide purchasers against the State of
South Carolina, respectfully state that tho
subject matter of tho iuquiry, though impor?
tant in the largo peouuiary amounts Involved,
lies within a small compass as a legal proposi?
tion. I have in my hands a lotter dated Sep?
tember 29. 1871, written by tho direction of
Governor Robert K. Scott, and signed b.v his
private secretary, in reply to a letter of in
qairy from a gentleman of this city, in whioh
was enclosed a "copy of a statement of the
debt of South Caroline, lately forwarded to
the Hon. Jehu Scott, United'states Senate,
Chairman of the Joiut Select Committee to
inquire into thu condition of tho late insur?
rectionary States." Tho letter concludes by
emphatically declaring that this ''report may
be reliod upon as correct," and on the faith of
this official and explicit statement, my client,
who had invested ? largo sum in the purcnaso
of South Carolina bonds at the average price
of about sixty-seven cents in the dollar, con?
tinued to hold said bonds, then wcrth fifty
three oents in the dollar: s i noe when tho de?
cline to the present timo has hoon hf ty.six per
cent., or eighty-four since purohass.
Tho copy of Gov. Scott's report, euolosod
and reforred tu in his letter, atetes thu "total
issue of bonds and stock to bo (l),523,6tU 10,"
from which be deducts 1250.000 paid during
tho fiscal year 1871. and ?100.000 held by tho
sinking fund, leaving a residue of issued
bunds and stocks of only t9.17H.5G4 10, all tbo
endorsemente by the Stats of railroad bonds
being declared by Gov. 8oott to bo amply pro?
tected against loss. Undoubtedly this state?
ment eau he considered as a substantial caneo
cf action by tho gent leinen who continued to
hold on tho faith of it, if it was falsely and
deceitfully made. We now h?vn reliable evi?
dence that, contrary to the statements niado
by Gov. Scott in this letter, the total indebt?
edness of South Carolina, on. tho IS th of De?
cember, 1871, was at least $10,?171,SOU if not
(22,000,000, and it resulta that hfl either mis?
represented tho facts us known to bim, in
September last, or has been privy to tho sub?
s?quent ovor-isBiio of several millions ? of
bonds, oontrary to the intimal jons and decla?
rations set forth in said report, that no far?
ther issue would be necessary.
Tho above statement ?pd inferences aro
abundantly supported by tim reports of legis?
lative committees, and other testimony found
in copies of tho Charleston papers, it ia
oloar that tho gentleman who has this direct
sad unequivocal assn ra no 6 from Gov. Booti
ona. better than suv poe,else, enforce a strict
accou^j^ u>. culy ?^me'
m to* i^nty^6^ek| ^Wj?aou? I
fraUda bi tbs cOorcivbjirtO?fBVbT tVfJr>dcr?l
oTnrti, fea^hg Jf^Db?freW^
Court Of tho United SlaTes. . If 'theft aaa
peo ted fraud a aro proved In a court of juatfc'v?, j
as lt now 'fteems ibby jtyube.ita.'jhdgpent
will now only make the . guilty bmlnuersdla- !
Korgo theirBBgbttdn galba, but the ?lop- |
mern? in such suits ??il>t result In criminal ,
prosecutions. By Wolob ail 5fwIi~?EPeba*ra nm? !
oe made td reel fr?e -j?t\r(?KB i^WkWW\S?9
law they have so feM?>WUlly-\i??icl?. Hy
client is ready abd willing- co l?da tho. u?e of
his name, anti the testimony he ha?, for th"
Institution of legal proceeding?, amito ap por?
tion, pro rata, the fruit* ot -?ny ftqttment'ne
may recover among all.ihpsu wub.'may nu?
in at once and contribute t-hrdr pro rtyfa of tho
moderato preliminary cxp'eiiticB vvbdih jafciInp- ?
ce8sary to set on foot thbao bro^fcrffngs, and
prosecute them with vigor abd energy. Bin
he is not willing. 10 m UV o iii even au cleir a
caso for tho limited interest, ho has, without
insignificant to<the grb<U: object in<vi*w, but I
will give moral force to-tho ?o^al prosecutions I
as well as to such an appeal'for jA^iMativo re- !
lief as may be thought VtrVis^1. mving, aa
ne believes, a better ground for action than
perhaps any other stockholder, ne'Jias.'with
bonds in this .city, originated the idea bf a
meeting of bond-hold ero tb set in concert, and
deviso tho best method of uitimateljreahzing
tho face of their bonds, how . so much depre?
At bis request, and for the common benefit
of all who. will unite with him, I have thus
briefly presented au-oritliiio of tho legal claim
he a an preterit, Rfid Ibo meaenred Of relief
which can alono neem to premise e'etteoeesftil
result. Reftp?Otfrtllv s?bniltlcd,
'? ? ? B; J. BBENT.
Dr. J. Hanson Thomas waif Of opinion that
as the kmotadt of bonds represented was
comparatively small, another meeting should
be held before any definite action w?e takeu. |
He thought New Yerk would bo Ch? proper
plaoo-to hold an adjourned meeting.
Mr. Patt?rson thought ?l?w Ybrlc tho very
worst place in which to hold tho meeting,-as
the combined reseals of 8onth Oarqlina were
HuppoH?d to be in league with parties in'New j
York. Tho bond-holders should, in his opi?
nion, go to work at once,, and endeavor lol
vindicate their just rights.
Dr. Thomas desired to know tho amount of
bonds represented, ind on footing uh the en?
tire sum, was found to be a trifle' lesa than
Kir. K. J. Brent said, that although be Wat
not present a? a botid-hold?r,Be would ?av
that alter Riving Che Subj feet* fettet obreful
investigation, bc had etea*' -to the conclusion
Chat the letter cf Gov. Kool t Tn ade him Clearly
responsible for all the over lames bf stock,
and that suits brought in the United States
Courts against qoy. BcoU, and Kimo ton, Fi?
nancial-Agent at.New York, and- Parker, the
Nt at ? Treasurer of Bou th Carol i na, wxmld ru?
stin in a bene?t U) the bond-hojaei?i .y?dkt,
who was a native of Ohio, had t?Seh ?oilng
largo purchases of rerl e?cate I?liHerrfxtToI?y
of Toled", and a civil snit could reaoh hird at
least. The Legislature of South Carolina
might be appealed to; for if there had been
an illegal issue af studk, the otate waa cer?
tainly responsible. Hcott and all connected
with him were responsible for their illegal
acts, and if the bond-holders waited for
something to turn np, all would bs stack in
After considerable conversational debate,
tho following resolution was offered aud
Retoloed, That a committee of six be named
by the chair, tu which he shall bo added as a
momber, and that said committee be author?
ized to invite the co-operation of all bond?
holders of the State of Mouth Carolina who
may unite with the object of this meeting by
a ?pecified day, so teat enerdetio civil and
criminal proceedings may be adopted as soon
as possible, to vin?ioat? the rights of all the
The meeting then adjourned until the 7th
of February. [The chairman stated that he
would announce the committee through the
no wnp apt rs ] - Ballimore Sun, 11th.
t el n mb lu Vt male College.
The Trustees of the Columbia Female- Col?
lege have determined to re open it the en?
suing autumn, if tab* eat? possibly be done.
In order to* do this, and to pta?e the institu?
tion ou a secure looting, it will be necessary
to raise the sum Of icm,OUO. The Executive
Committee of the Board have been charged
with the duty ot bringing this matter before
the public, and of appealiug in behalf of this
institution to all who wish to promote the j
causo ol Christian edncation iu the South.
With a view to raise the requisite funds, tho
Trustees haye adopted the following plan, !
which cannot fail of success if it me*bts, as we j
trust it may, tho support and co-operation of |
FIIIST.-The Board proposes to issue bonds j
to the amount of ?'?U.OOp. If so much should >
bc needed, iu sums of tl00 each, payable in
five years, without interest. Those who pur- .
??fii? ?li?sa bonds will thus contribute .lb? iii
terest'tui tho amount of their investment for
fire years, at the expiration of whj?h time the
principal Will ho r? paid.
SECOND.- They will sell scholarships in the
Coll?ge, ou thc following terms, viz: Any ene
donating $500 to the institution wm be enti?
tled to th? privilege of bending o r.e. pupil, fies
of tuition fees, tor rive'y ears
Tumo.- Tiiev appeal earnestly to the liberal ?
and benevolent of all denominations lu the i
South for aid in the (orm of voluntary con
That a combined and concerted movement I
to ethict this latter object may bo made, the !
undersigned, acting for the Boord qt Tras?
tees, respectfully request th'o pastors of all
congregations favoranle to this enterprise, to
take up a collection ju their respectivo
churches, on ono Sunday, to bo indicated by
them, not later that! the I dll of April next,
forwarding, to rbis committee any fonds that
may bo contributed.
Wu earnestly invoke tho aid, not only of all
clergymen, but Of ail persona who aro able
aud ?(?lng t& assist ii. thia laudable effort to
establish, OH 8 firm ti^W, flits Aioblo institu?
tion of karu inc; and wo respectfully ask all
editors 'Of' rietvkpkpe'fa, who approve the
nndc-rAakdng, to- hi s et-1 this appeal In their
Jo&hkla. WADE HAMPTON,
B. C. RH 1 YES.
WILCOX, GIBBS & CO.'S
GUANO, SALT ARD PLASTER COMPOUND.
Tb? above prepared at Savannah, Georgia, and Charleston, South Carolina.
Phonix Islands. South Pacific Ocean.
Ara for vale bv
WILOOX, GIBBS & CO..
Iuioortera and Dealern in Guanos,
HM Ur?y Btrcrt, Havannah. Of?., 1S1 Bait Bay, Charleston, tl. V.
For further information, apply or address aa above for Almanac fer 1672
Jan Vi 13mo J. 8. CH AMBEHH, Agent at Coombia, 8. C.
HUT mm mm m Wm m
CHARLESTON, S. G.,
TO AND FROM
BALTIMORE, PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK, BOSTON,
AND ALL TM? T&BW'ENGLAND MANUFACTURING 0ITIE8*
THREE TIMES -^g?rjgMSIggy A WEEK. ?
tuesdays, thursdays, Saturdays.
ELEGANT STATE-ROOM jj^T- ^ ACCOMMODATIONS.
Bea Voyage 10 to 12 Hours ^S^I^?a^R?jS 8horter? "Vlft Charleston."'
TOTAL CAPACITY, t?Lu&^Tft <flM\A^r^ 4 0 000 MA LK8 MOUTH I.V.
The South Oar?lina Railroad Company,
A ND oonneoting Roads West, in alliance with the ?ect of thirteen ?rat olaaa Bt?amehipa
t\. to the ahove ports, invite attention to the quick time and regular deapatch afforded to
the bnainesB public in tho Cation States at the
PORT OF CHARLESTON,
Offering facilities of rail and aea transport?t ion for Freight and PaBsengera nut exeelled in
eioellenoe and oapacity at ?uv other port. Tho following aplendid Ocean (Reamers are regu?
larly on tho. line:
TO KEW YORK.
MA NH A TT A N, GEORGIA,
M. 8, Woodhull, Commander. S. ?rowell, Commander.
CHAMPION, SOUTH CAROLINA,
_. B.W. Lockwood, Commander. T. J. ReoBett.'Commaudor.
CH A RLE RT ON, GLIDE.
James Berry, Commander. J. Kennedy, Commander.
JAHF.8 ADGER, ASHLAND,
T. J. Lockwood, Commander. -Ingram, Commander.
JAMES ADO?U A CO., WAGNER, ROGER A CO ,
Agenta. Charleatou, H. C. WM. A. 0 TORTEN AY,
Agenta, Charlea ton, S. G.
VIRGINIA, Alex. Hunter, Commander. EMPIRE, C. Hinckley, Oomm&udur.
WM. A. COURTENAY, Agent, Charleston, H. C.
FALCON, Hainie, Commander. MARYLAND, JohnaoD, Commander.
SEA GULL, Dutton, Commadner.
' Sailing Day?-Every Fifih Day.
PAUL C. Tit KN ll OLM, Agent, Char.eaton, 8. C.
Ratea guaranteed as low as those of computing linea. Marine Insurance, one-half or one
THROUGH BILLS OF LADING AND THROUGH TICKETS
Can be had at all the principal Railroad Offices in Goorgia, Alabama, Tennessee and Missis?
' State Rooma may be secured in advance, without extra chargo, by addressing Agenta of
tho Steamships in Charleston, at whnae offices in all cases the Railroad Tickets should bo
exchanged and Berths unsigned. The '1 hrough Ticket? tiy this route include Tran? ors,
Meals and Slate Room, while on shipboard.
The South Carolina li?Jjiriad,Georgia Railroad, and their conuectir g hues, have largely
increased thetr facilities for tho rapid novemeut nf Freight and Pastciigi-rs between the
Northern cUioe and the South and Went. Couin.rt rblo Night Care?, with the Holmes Chair,
without extra eh>rgOi have b?en introduced on the South Carolina Railroad. First alass
Eating H?lo?n'at Branchville. Cn the Ocurgit llailruad. first data bleeping Cara.
F reight prot?p^lv.transferred from steamer tn day and night train* or the. South Carolina
Railroad. ClOde connection' niadu wi i h other Road?, delivering Freights at distant points
with great promptness! ThL'managers wilt use ev erv exertion to satisfy their patrons that
the Hue via Charlearon oanool be surpassed in despatch and tho safe delivery ot go.vis.
For further information, applv to J. M. SKI.KIHK. Superintendent, Charleston, H. C.; li. D.
HAKELL. General Agent, P. 0. Box 4,?7U; Oflice 817 Broadway, N. ? : H. B. PICEBNM, General
Paaaenger and Ticket Agent, Sou'h Carolina llailruad. AiiKKEK L. iVuSn,
Jan 16 tr.mo Vice-Fresideut South Carolina Kailioad, Charleston, 8 C.
THREE VERY SUPERIOR ARTICLES ar? offered by the Enlphuric Acid and Superphos?
phate Company of Charleston, 8. G., viz:
A complete Manure, adapted to Cotton. Grain and Tobacco, being thc well-known article
heretofore offered at the very high gradi; of fifteen per cent. dissolved Done Phosphate of
Lime, with th? addition, as heretofore, of Peruvian Guano, Ammonia and Potash. Price
f&5 per ton, if paid on or before the 1st of April next, and MO per tnu, pavabie lat November,
ETIWAN CROP FOOD.
A new article of tho same high grade of Soluble Phosphate, compounded with the ele?
menta of Cotton Seed Ju auoh a manner as to insure one of the best Fertilizers tor Cotton
and Grain, at a lower price than the Etiwan Guano. Price $40 per too, if paid on or before
the lat of April neXt, ?45 pur ton, payable November 1st, 187*2, without internat.
ETIWAN DISSOLVED BONE.
Averaging from eighteen lo twenty per cent, ut Diesel ved Rone Phosphate, and thus enabling
the planter, by coMpoaijng, to obtain two tons of halt that grade at a saving of ouehaJf
vast and freight. Price IBB per ton, ir paid on or beforo the 1st nf April next; $40 per ton,
payable 1st November, 1872, without interest.
TAKE NOTICE- That all these Fertilizers are or the highes', g rude oj Soluble Phosphate,
and moat help for more than one year. |
WM. 0. BEE & GO., General Agents, Charleston, 8. G.
R. O'NEALE it SON, Agents al Columbia, S. C. Deo 10 fBmo
TI sn pirara HY.
CHARLESTON, S. C.,
PROPERLY appreciating the necessity of fostering tho planting interest nf the South,
resolved in the outset tu oiler their Fertilizers ata price which would place them
within the reach of every planter. They offer their
A completo Ammoniated Fertilizer, at $45 ca?h,or!50 On a credit to Die lat of November
next, with approved city acceptance. The
For composting with Cotton Seed or Stable Manure, ie now offered at tho very low price of
f25 oaah, or JlHO on oreditaa above. This is highly recommended by planters who ?etd it
laat year to their entiro satisfaction. WM. R AYEYEL. President,
General Agent, No. 5 Central Wharf, Charleston, S. G.
J. M. B LAE. ELY, Agent at Columbia, ti. C. Deo 10 .fSmo