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COLUMBIA. S. C.
7^?Jih?ve ea?led the' Union berer toe
too/ o/Kimplon. Upon the authority of
Gen. J. B. Dennis,, we make tho state?
ment that Kirup ton loaned L. Cass Car?
penter money to purchase the Union,
but .that be (Kimptoo) considered, it a
gift; u be never expected to get book a
cent of the money. Now, we may ask
the Union, is General Dennis right or
wrong? He tells us that he was in New
York at the time, and professes to know.
Hit be true that Kirup ton furnished tbe
ni?ney, whose money was it? His own
or tho State's? On his books, to what
account did he charge the cash? If
Dennis be right, is it to be wondered nt
that yon are the champion aud tho tool
of Scott, Parker,' Chamberlain and
Bampton? If Dennis be right, ought
yon not at once to fold y Our soiled flag
and hide your diminiehed head?
i i ????-> .i. .
"Hat tho jingling bf thc guinea holpa the
hart thai honor feels."
This seems to be tho idea of the cor?
rupt organ of the corrupt ring. .This
journal, in its issue of yesterday, having
vaguely intimated -some responsibility
to "which it p?OpOtj?d Lu hold US, upon
the first good opportunity, wo were
curious enough to ascertain what was
meant. We were told by "the editor-in*
.chief'', that it was legal responsibility.
That is, he proposes to BUO ns for da?
mages. In answer to our charges, it
proposes a snit at law. And thus it
hopeB to help the hurt that its honor
feels by the jingling of our guineas.
We have occasion to say to this man, as
we have already said to the "virtuous
Jackson." Aooording to the Constitu?
tion of thia State, vie can plead Hie truth
in justification for alleged libel.
Letters fra Ul thc People.
FBOM UNION.--An ex-Goverpqr of tho
State writes un:
"I desire to add my testimony to the
bold noss, ability and zeal with which
you have conducted the PhosNrx. . Yon
will, some day, get your reward; in foot,
you have your reward now in the unani?
mous 'welldone' of your fellow-citizens."
FROM GREENVILLE.-A general of the
Confoderaoy, and now a distinguished
soldier of the Oross, writes:
"I am glad, my dear Colonel, yon hold
the editorial pen. The press does so
much to represent, or to mis-represent,
truth-so mach to form oar publio
judgment, and so much to shape the
minds and morals of our people-tbat it
ought to be a source of great gratifica?
tion when a Christian gentleman con?
trols any portion of it. Truth, and the
great principles of Christ, can alone sup?
port us under our trials. Expediency,
for its own ends, must ruin ns. If we
break the eternal laws of Christ, we will
go down ourselves in the ruin. Our
young men are terribly exposed and pow?
erfully tempted. We ought to have these
great words of our Lord written in every
house: Man does not live by bread only,
but by every word that proaeedeth ont
of the mouth of his God. This rush
and risk to grow rich betrays a want of
faith in nobler things than riches. May
God bless your editorials and my ser?
FROM LAURENS.-One of the bast far?
mers and stock raisers in the State, and
one of the best oitizens of the County,
"You have no idea of the gratification
I feel, while reudiug your manly articles
exposing the corruption that exists
among those in authority in the State.
All I can say is, *WeIl done, faithful
"I am B?rry to say that the minions
of tho most corrupt government now
known, have commenced their mid?
night raids on our people. A man pro?
fessing to bo an officer-an assistant
United States marshal-knooked at the
door of Mr, L. L. Young, about ll
o'clock, night before last. A little son
opened the door, when he asked the
little, fellow for his fathor, who proved
not to be at borne. Mr. A. G. Young,
an invalid for the last fifteen years, oamo
down from his room, when the fellow
said he most search tho house; which ho
did effectually, even to the closets.
Finding no one, be forced this invalid,
who told him he had been quite siok for
six weeks, to go with him to another
brothor's, Mr. J. M. Young, the fathor
of John L. Young, Jr., who he pro?
fessed to be bnnting, at mid-night-in?
sulting him at least twice, for not acting
Sreoieely as he thought he should, and
nally released him, with the threat
that bo might call for him again, and
carry him to Spartanburg, or perhaps to
Columbia. Contd the most arbitrary
over Minent on earth do worse? Is this
one in the name of liberty, by the
.best Government on earth?' Lay on.
I hope to live to see the lost one of our
rogues in the ^penitentiary. I feel that
you deserve the gratitude of every good
man in the State."
SUDDEN DEATH.-We regret to learn
of the sadden death, on Saturday last,
at the residence oi her father, Mr. A. H.
Morton, of Mrs. Miller, tho young wife
of .tho Rev. Mr. Miller, pastor of tho
Baptist Church in tbe lower part of our
District. The centre of a large circle of
admiring friends, she has boon called
away, in tho bloom of youth and beauty,
and after a brief matrimonial nnion.
[Abbeville Press and Banner.
LXOIS&ATTVB MATTERS.-The debate
upon the report of tba Joist Special Fi?
nancial 'Irf^^gat!?g*^O0^?nittte6,' "dud
tho apeoial message of tbe Governor in
relation thereto, waa oontinned in the
Houne yesterdoy, from 1 o'clock to 5 P.
M. Whipper, wbp was in j the midst of
his speeoh when the motion to adjourn
waa passed Tuesday, resumed hts re?
marks. <?(e said that the message of the
Govornor admitted the over-issne of
bonds, os charged, but attempted to ex
ease himself under the miserable subter?
fuge that the laws authorised auch a me?
thod of raising fan dp; and' the extrava?
gant appropriations of the Legislature
rendered tho axeroise of snob authority
necessary. Tho figures, .however, did
not accord with the Governor's asser?
tions, for the records of the Comptrol?
ler's office show the entire appropriations
for the years 1868, 1869 and 1870 aggre?
gated bat $3,613,826.91; the taxes col?
lected amounted to $3,085,826.42, leav?
ing an excess of appropriations of only
$528,000.49; and yet the Govornor tells
ns ho bad to borrow $3,200,000 upon the
bonds of tho State to meet necessary ex?
The Constitution of 1868, said Whip?
per, expressly provides, in Article IX,
Section 12, that no money shall be paid
out of the Treasury, unless pursuant to
un appropriation of the General Assem?
bly; and yet the Governor hos, by his
own showing, need over $2,500,000,
without any appropriation whatever by
the L?gislature, aotfog tbns in flagrant
violation of the Oonstitation which he
had sworn to support, and rendering
himself not only liable to impeachment
on the part of the Legislature, but do
serving of proseoation in tho criminal
courts of the State. The $2,500,000 re?
ferred to, said he, which the Governor
admits were issued, he attempts to jus?
tify under a false construction of the
Acts to redeem the bills receivable, and
the Aot aathorizing the negotiation of a
loan to pay the interest on the public
debt; but tho greatest fraud had been
perpetrated under color of the Aat to
provide for the conversion of State secu?
rities, about which his Excellency had
been strangely reticent. $10,000,000
of bonds, as shown by the books of the
Treasurer, had boen issued under that
Aot, whereas bat $1,162,000 of State
stock had boen converted. Another
item, said he, ia the finaudial portion of
the Governor's message, to which he
desired to refer, was in relation to tho
$200,000 of bonds bought ap by the
Binking fand commission. These bonds,
said he, the Governor informs ns, must
bo deducted from the bonded debt of the
State. He would have us believe that
they are assets of the State, or have
beeu oanoeled, whereas it is well known,
and can be proven, that they are pledged
to the Finanoial Agent, and held by him
as collateral security for $900,000, which
he claims is dae him for commissions.
He then tamed to the agricultural col?
lege land aorip fraud, and, in feeling
and indignant terms, charged Governor
Scott and the Financial Board of rob?
bing the innocent and indigent chil?
dren of the Stute of the charitable dona?
tion of the General Government intend?
ed to supply their educational wants.
In proof of the charge that the land
sorip bad been sold for 84)^ cents per
acre, and not 72, aa returned by the
Financial Agent, he handed in to the
Speaker, and bad read by the Clerk the
CiiBvniiAND, OHIO, Deo. 5, 1871.
Hon. John li. Dennis, Chairman, ?tc,
Columbia, S. C..
Sra: Yours, of November 29, is receiv?
ed. During the fall and summer of 1870,
I frequently called on Mr. H. H. Kimp
ton, Financial Agent of South Carolina,
in reference to tho purchase of the col?
lage land scrip about to be issued to said
State. The scrip was retailing at $155
por piece-abont 97 cents per acre. I
repoatedly offered to pay Mr. Kimpton
$135 per piece-about oents per
acre-for all of the South Carolina acrip.
I al/io wrote and telegraphed to his Ex?
cellency Gov. Scott, desiring to buy the
sorip. None of my communications to
Gov. Scott were answered by him, but
Mr. Kimpton told mo he had thu ealo of
the sorip and I need not communicate
with any one further except Jno. Thomp?
son, of the FirBtNational Bank, of New
York, with whom Kimpton had lodged
tho scrip. I went immediately to Thomp?
son and there comploted tho purchaso of
a large portion of the scrip at $135 per
piece, of 160 acres-about 84>a oents per
acre. I havo several bills of purchaso
from tbe First National Bank, of New
York, similar to tho enolosed. Had the
State officers doalt. fairly with mo, I
should have paid them 87 oents por uore
for tho whole of tho sorip. I paid tho
States of Texas and Louisianu 87 cents
for all their sorip, and the States of Ala?
bama and Mississippi 90 cents for all
theirs. The latter States received only
$50,000 down, and gave a reasonable
time for receiving and paying for the
balanoo. Eighty-seven oents per acre
was, at the time, a fair price for all o?
the South Carolina sorip. I havo been
informed Mr. Kimpton reported that he
received only 72 cents por acre for South
Carolina sorip. The enolosed bill cannot
fail to show the contrary. The First
National Bank acted for Kimpton.
Tbore was no use of his placing the
sorip at the bank, and no commissionc
should be allowed. Yours, with respect
and ootoem, G. F. LEWIS.
CIJEVKI?AND. Orno, Deoember 23,1871.
Hon. D. F, Whitemore, Columbia, S. G.
SIR: Yours of tho 11th and 19th is ro
oeived. I purchased from Kim pt or
about 65,000 acres of agricultural oollegi
sorip, and paid for it through First Na
tionnl Bauk of Now York, at an uveragi
of oighty-five oents per nore. Thc
balanoo, except 100 pieces, which WOK
saved for torne private friends of Kimp
ton, was sold to H. Thompson, President
First National Bank, St. Paul, Minu?s
sota, and Lnnt Proston & Keene, Bank
ors, Chicago. Both are honest firms une
will he glad tc aid justice. Kimptou
can ba made io pay the State what the
sorip wa* worth, and. what I offered him
for the whole of it-eighty-five oeota
i per acre. The laws ot New ? York will
allow yon to arrest him the same as they
have Connelly. '
All honest 'men will gladly aid you.
and bop? you may rid your robbed and
oppressed State from all fidoh rulers.
Who . are your attorneys in New York?
Yours, with respect and esteem,
G. F. LEWIS.
A letter from Mr. John Thompson,
referred to by Mr. Lewis, was also read,
saying that he had paid at the rate of
eighty-four cents per aore for the laud
- The.speaker thea referred to tho items
of ezpenditnros entered npon the Trea?
surer's books, as made under authority
of the joint resolution authorizing the
Governor to organize an armed force for
the preservation of the poaoe, &o. He
charged that $150,000 Bad been expend?
ed here, not for the organization and
employment of an armed force, as was
contemplated by the resolution, for not
a single company had ever been called
into service, but in support of varions
private speculations-one item being
84,000 paid to a certain agent of one of
the newspapers in the State. In dosing,
Whipper stated that he intended again
to introduce resolutions of impeachment
against the Governor, not that he ex?
pected to effect anything, for he well
knew the power of Scott's gold opon a
majority of the members, but he wished
to have for himself, and to afford to
other honest "Republicans, an opportuni?
ty of recording their abhorrence of the
fraud und corruptiou that had rendered
forever infamous tho character of the
Whipper was followed by Speaker
Moses, who rose on a question of privi?
lege-not, he said, to assail the report of
the Joint Investigating Committee, or to
deny the facts and figures sot forth by
them, for he believed the Committee
had conscientiously discharged their
duty, and were correct in their state?
ments, so far us their fuots and figures
went; bnt to defend himself from their
inforenocs, whereby it was made to ap?
pear that be was a participator in tho
frauds connected with the parchase of
arms and the alteration of the Spring?
field to tho breech-loading rifles. Ho
denied that any of the money had over
passed through his hands, or that he had
aught else to do with the matter than to
muke the oontraots as Adjutant-General,
ander the orders of the Governor, and
he didn't know to this day whether they
had over been paid.
Jones, of Williambarg, dosed the de?
bate, in a mouthy harangue, of over an
hoar. He confined his argument to
charges of corruption upon Bowen,
Whipper and all the members of the
joint committee. He said that the mat?
ter had already cost the State over
$50,000 in time expended; was nothing
more than pot calling kettle block, and
onght to be put a stop to at once by
prudent members of the Howie. He
ended bis remarks, by moving that the
whole matter be laid on the table; wbioh
was carried by a vote of 56 to 18.
SCOTT ON CHAMBEIU^APN.-Soott, in his
special message, says:
"Bat, even granting that tho Aots did,
in plain terms, prohibit the issue or sale
of a single bond after the 26th day of
August, 1870, and that bonds in the
amount named were issued and sold
since that date," * * * "yet
tho opinion of the Attorney-General was
required and obtained by tho Board,
and no bond has been issued contrary to
the opinion of the Attorney-General, the
highest law officer of the State."
Let ns have the opinions of the At?
torney-General. His opinions substan?
tially favored fraud. Let ns have them.
Pursue the ring. Impeaoh Scott, Parker
and Chamberlain, and hand them over
to the law.
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DISCIIARUI? OF GEN. JOKDAN.-Qon.
Jordan, the Cuban leader, was honorably
discharged by Jndgo Benedict, of tho
United States Circuit Court, in New
York, last wook. Ho was indicted by
tho grand jury for violating tho neutral?
ity Taws, bat the witnesses gave false
names and could not bo found. A no!,
pms. was entered on application of Dis?
trict Attorney Davis. Judge Benodiot
recomraondod that the witnesses bo in?
dicted for perjury, and that tho facts be
sent to Washington, with a view to ascer?
tain if the Spanish aathorities had any?
thing to do with the oonspiraoy against
A PRISONBII WOUNDED.-All of the Ku
Klux prisoners, sentenced by Judge
Bryan at the late term of the Circuit
Court in Columbia, have been sent back
to serve ont their terms of imprisonment
in the jails of the Connties where their
offences were oommitted. Fifteen of
them were sont baok to Union, and
started for theil dedwoaliou on Friday
last. On tho way up one of them, while
riding with his" arm resting npon the
window of the car, had it violently torn
off by a tank or oar with which it carno
in con taut. Medical aid was afforded tho
sufferer, and it is hoped that he will re?
Italy, in at last reaohing independ?
ence, has 'paid dearly for the achieve?
ment. According to tho recant report
of Signor Sella, Minister of Finanoo,
there has been oxpended, since 1861,
$2,088,000.000, an amount nearly equal
to oar national dobt. The country is
poor and tho treasury exhausted, but a
regime of strict economy has boen inau?
gurated, ami it is promised that tho dobt
will bo paid off in a not too distant time.
Tho polico mado Now Year's calhi on
four of tho priuoipnl faro-banks of Bos?
ton, aud did not loavo any cards.
Mark Twain played "sovrn-up" with a
comrade, ngitinit whom ho hud a grudge,
just to destroy bis morals.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 1872.
The Sentto met at 12 M., President
Rausier in the Chair.
Mr. Cardozo introduced a bill to
amend an Act entitled ?'An Act to main?
tain and regulate a system of free com?
mon schools in Sooth Carolina."
Mr, Wimbush introduced a bill to
charter within this Stato the Haleigh
and Augusta Air-Line Railroad Com?
The following bilis were passed: To
incorporate the town of Mullins, in Ma?
rion County; to repeal un Aot entitled
"An Aot to provide for the appointment
of a Land Commissioner, and to define
his powers and duties;" to incorporate
the Anderson Farmers' and M?ohanics'
A bill to charter the Union Savings
Bank, of Columbia, was postponed.
A- joint resolution authorizing the em?
ployment of legal counsel for the prose
ontio? of persons eogeged in land swin?
dles was, after a long and animated dis?
cussion, ?aid on the table.
At 2 o'olock P. M., the Senate ad?
journed nntil to-morrow, at 12 M.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
'The House met at 12 M., Speaker
Moue? in the Chair.
The following bills were passed: To
authorize and empower tho County Com?
missioners of Sumter to establish a pub?
lia road in said County; to provide for
tbe redemption of certain lands in South
Curolina, taken by order of Gen. E. R.
S. Cunby; to authorize Probate Judges
to perform certain duties heretofore per?
formed by Commissioners in Equity,
from the 1st of Jauuary, 1869; to incor?
p?ralo the Groud Council of the Inde?
pendent Order of the United Brethren.
The consideration of the special mes?
sage of the Governor and report of spe
I oial joint committee appointed to inves
I tignte the books, .fcc, of Financial Ageut
and ??tate Treasurer, was, after consider?
able debate, laid ou the table.
! Mr. Turner, from tho Committee on
Incorporations, reported favorably on a
bill tu amend nu Act entitled an Aot to
incorporate tho town of Cokesbury; to
amend and renew tho charter of Moaut
Pleasant; to incorporate the Columbia
Jockey Club; to amend an Aot renewing
and amending the charters of certain
towns and villages therein mentioned; to
incorporate thu town of Ninety-Six; to
incorporate tho town of Pickens; to li?
cense the Pawn-brokers' Association of
Charleston; to alter and amend the obar?
ter of the town of Hambarg.
Mr. Hurley ottered a resolation to au?
thorize the Republican Printing Com?
pany to furnish eaoh member of the
House with twenty-five copies, in pam?
phlet form, of the official proceedings of
the late Ku Klux trials held in this oity.
Mr. Hurley-Bill to incorporate the
Piedmont Loan Association, of Charles?
ton County. Referred.
Mr. Henderson-Joint resolation to
grant a certain portion of land in
County, to tho widow and minor chil?
dren of Isaac Carleson. Laid over.
A bill to incorporate the Carolina Oil
Company, of Columbia. Laid over.
The Charleston Courier well says:
"In February, 1871, a resolation was
passed by the Senate and House of Rep?
resentatives for the appointment of a
committee of three on the part of the
House and two on the part of tho Se?
nate, to make a completo and thorough
examination of all tho accounts of the
State Treasurer, Comptroller-General
and Financial Agent, sinco their induc?
tion into office, with power to send for
persons and papers, and to submit any
part of tho results of their examination,
to tho Attorney-General for his offiaial
"The committee was appointed, and
upon that oommitteo not a single mem?
ber of the Reform party was named.
They were all Radicals. It was a com?
mittee of their own party, selected to
pass in judgment upon tboso who claim?
ed to have tho power, and to constitute
in their own peraous the party. No
more luvoruble committee could have
been appointed. They were the nomi?
nees of tho Republican party itself, the
conduct of whose leaders had been called
"The report of tbat Joint Special In?
vestigating Committee is before as. Tho
details of that report, in thoir own lan?
guage, showing 'glaring robberies of the
Treasury for personal ambition and gain.'
the 'cunning devices used to stifle and
conceal' the real character of the public
debt, so as to deceive the public mind as
to the 'ovor-issue' of bonds, and the
'complicity of the executive and other
public officials, as the cloakiugs of a con?
federation, by concert of purpose, with
sach as have stolen from the Treasury,'
havo already been spread before our
readers. This is the report and judg?
ment of a Radioal committee, upon 'a
complete and thorough examination' of
the conduct of the Governor, and tboso
officials who were entrusted with the
conduct and management of the affairs
"In thoir own words, they conclude
'tbat logal means to bring these fraudu?
lent transactions to light, and the cor?
rupt complicators to judgment, should
be instituted and farthered, thore can be
no division of sentiment. The sooner
tho work is began tho less liable will the
guilty bo to cheat tho demands of jus?
Break tho ring.
It was so oold in Chicago last week
that tho papers stato overything frozo up
oxcopt tho coal-bin. Tho editor of tho
Post says: "Our stovo frozo so that we
had to soak its foot in hot water this
morning, beforo wo could got it to
draw." A Yankee would ask whero tho
ho.t wuter oamo from.
Tho Washington Capital tells ot a man
who, while viowiug tho body of a loog
buriod frion 1, discovered that her hair
was in good condition, and accordingly
removed it, ano sold ont for a round sam.
. ,prr/x MATXBB?, ---Tbe p r> o e. ol Mugte.
copi?e of the PHOENIX is five cents, j
The PIICKNIX office- is supplied with all
necessary mu tonal for us handsome car dB,
bill heads, pesters, pamphlets, hand-bills,
circulars, and other printing that may be
desired, as any office i n the South,. Give
us A oall and test our work.
We were misinformed as to either of
the locomotives being damaged in the'
collision at the depot of the Wilmington, ;
Columbia and Angosta Railroad, in this
oily, on Monday, The collision was
very slight, and both locomotives passed
on to their respective tracks and made
their regular trips. It was a freight and
not a passenger train which ran off the
track of the Greenville and Colombia
Railroad, on Tuesday. "Mistakes will
An employee of tbc Exchange House
and ono of Uncle Sam's boys in blue hod
a difficulty, yesterday morning, dnring
which the latter twice came in heavy
cou tact with tho ground. The bone of
contention was tho non-payment of forty
cents for fluids at the counter, (although
possessed of ample fonds,) and a dispo?
sition on the part of the son of Mars to
exhibit his fighting qualities, lt was a
"fair and square" game of fisticuffs, bnt
Pete proved the better man. Eye-wit?
nesses assert that the winner was justifi?
The water will be shut off from Wash?
ington street, South, this morning, at 10
o'clock, in order to repair one of the
Tho claim for pension of Mr. John
Lever, of Richland, has been allowed.
Mr. Lever served in the United States
army daring the war of 1812, and is one
of our oldest and most industrious citi?
zens. Mr. John T. Sloan, Jr., of Co?
lombia, and Mr. R. W. Walker, of
Washington, were his attorneys, and we
congratulate them in securing for this
old soldier his claim, which will will be
of much assistance to him in his djplin
Read the communication from Union,
signed "Nemesis." The writer ?B one
in whom the publie may build an abso?
MAIL ABBANQEMEWTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 8.00 P. M.; doses 7.15
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.00
P. M.; olosee 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 6.80 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opens 9.00 A. M.; closes 1.80 P. M. On
Sunday office open from S to 4 P. M.
Edwin Platt, Esq., late one of the
active members of the colossal honse of
George W. Williams Sc Co., is a guest at
the Columbia Hotel. Mr. Platt, we are
pleased to learn, visits Columbia with the
view of investing a portion of his hand?
some fortune in onr city-and we sin?
cerely hope that he may find it to his
advantage to do so. Colombia affords
many opportunities for remunerative in?
vestments to the capitalist, and a gentle?
man of the business experience and ex?
panded ideas of Mr. Platt cannot fail to
AN EX-CONEEDEBATE SOLDIER DEAD.
The Atlanta Constitution, of the 14th in?
Some seven or eight days ago, a Mr.
MoCoy, from Columbia, South Carolina,
a machinist by trade, who lost a leg
while in tho Confederate service, at the
second battle of Manassas, came to Fuis
ton County, near Col. Clark HowelTs
mill, in search of employment. Here
be sickened and died at tho house of
Mr. Brasswell, just beyond the mill.
His remains were dcoently interred by
The deceased, Mr. Edwin MoCoy, waa
a native and for many years a resident
The Winnsboro News publishes the
following complimentary notice of this
flourishing home company:
COLUMBIA, S. C., December 14,1871.
Messrs. Black di Waring, General Agents
Southern Life Insurance Company, Co?
lumbia, S. C.
GENTLEMEN: It affords me great plea?
sure to acknowledge the courtesy and
promptness with which yon have paid
tho insurance cn thc lifo ci the late John
I heartily oommend your company to
all my friends. Ita soundness and gene?
ral worth are beyond question, and a
policy in it is valuable property to any
person. JAMES B. MoOANTS.
SuntEMB COUBT, WEDNESDAY, January
17.-The oourt met at 10 A. M. Present
-Chief JuBtioo Moses and Aasooiate J us
tices Willard and Wright.
Tho Second Circuit was called. On
motion of the Attorney-General, Mr.
Henry Jones, of Aikon, S. C., wns ad?
mitted to practice in tho Supreme Court,
and took tho required oath.
Jane McCroa rs. the Port Royal Rail?
road Company; Submitted. Mr. Whip?
por for appellants.
James U. Priuglo, respondents, vs.
Edward R. Dorsey et al., appellant.
Mr. Popo for respondent. Mr. Baoh
mnn for appollauts.
At 11.30 A. M., tho Court ndjournod
till Thursday, at 10 A. M.
THE WATKINS TROUPE.-Wcsre really
gratified to anqoaaoe ibat another fall
boase greeted tb?eo highly acdompliehed
artistes last-nights A fcapUalVl ram&t?za
tton of Mrs;^Bout^tfrto^f^^'^^
l?r "Hidden Hand" ?was rendered, iii
tr al j effective style. In tue plantation
?SCOOP, Mr. Lewis, in conjunction with
Mr. Pani, 'brough! down the honse,"by
their Skillful manipulation of the voice
and lower limbs. The manager has col?
lected a troupe that cannot fail ta please
the moBt discriminating audience. Mr.
Watkins bas generously tendered a bene?
fit to the Palmetto Fire Company, of
this oity, to assist them in the parchase
of their steamer. A committee has been
appointed, and tickets placed in the
hands of the Secretary, Mr. T. P.
Purse-who will, in tarn, : distribute
them to the different members' of the
aompany, to be disposed of. We-heed
hardly say, "Work, Palmettoesl" for we
are satisfied that the members will use
their utmost endeavors to fill : the hall,
and thereby materially' increase the
steamer fund. We know our citizens
will heartily respond, and not only assist
a deserving object, but, at the same.time,
spend a delightful evening. Mr. and
Mrs. Watkins will receive the thanks of
the entire comm n ni ty for their liberality.
A splendid bili is promised.' To-morrow
(Friday) evening has been selected for
the benefit. Tickets can be obtained at
Ly Brand's mnsio store, Capt!. Stanley's
"China Hall," C. F. Jackson's "Little
Store," W. C. Fisher's drug store, and
the Columbia Hotel.
PHCENIXANA.-A Western poet sings:
"The melancholy days 'have come, the
taddest of the year, when it's too
rough for whiskey slings, too oold for
The following is the statuto in the old
Saxon code, referring to leap year:
"Albeit, as often as le?pe yearre doth
ocourre, the woman holdeth prerogative
over the menne in the matters of court
shippe, love and matrimonie, so that
when the ladye proposeth it shall not be
lawful for the manne to say her nae, but
shall entertaine ber proposait in all gude
Young mon and maideno, says some
one, make euch a show on nothing*now
a-dsys that it is almost impossible to
be sore who bas something or anything.
The grand essentials to happiness are
something to do, something to love, and
something to hope for.
A stunning dinner-tho gong.
The best counter-sign-no trust.
False pride is the meanest of vices.
Some musicians put on more airs than
they oan play.
The "census" embraces 17,000,000
women. Who wouldn't be a census?
We seldom get into trouble by saying
"too little," but often by saying "too
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS,
I R. & W. C. Swaffield-Clothing.
Meeting Acacia Lodge.
Meeting Palmetto Fire Company.
A New Orleans girl, who went to spend
Christmas with a school friend in Massa?
chusetts, was confronted, on entering the
drawing-room, with a painting of her?
self, which sweetly smiled upon her from
above the mantel. Her host proved to
have been an officer under Butler.
A minister lecturing in East Boston
recently, suddenly remembered that he
bad agreed to marry a cou pie at that very
time. He stopped his lecture for fifteen
minutes, fulfilled his agreement, married
the happy oouple and, returning, finish?
ed his lecture.
FROM DAN TO BKKUSUKIIA.-From Charles?
ton to Dahlonega, from tho sea-bonrd to the
mountains, can ba aeon a marked improve?
ment in the style of buildings in tho last five
yeara. Villages and farm houses all present
a moro elegant and comfortable appearance
Tho reason ia well known. It ia becanse in
that period the wholo country haa learned to
patronize that celebrated manufacturer of
Doora, Hashes and Blinds, Mr. P. P. TOALS,
Uh arlee ton, M. C. Jan 10 J
Dr. B. V. Pieroo, of Buffalo, N. Y., solo pro?
prietor of Dr. Sago's Catarrh Bemedy, haa
for over thrco yeara offered, through nearly
every newapaper in the United Statea, a B t and?
ing reward of $500 for a cas? of Catarrh in
the head whioh he oannot euro. That he haa
treated thouaands of oaaea and had no claims
preaeoted for the reward, from any ono who
usa made a thorough uso of bia meana of
euro, ia strong and conclusivo evidence that
ho poaaeaaoa auro meana of curing thia loath?
some diaoaso. The Catarrh Remedy ia sold
by all drnggiata, or aent by mail on rooeipt of
Pnooaasa or THE BKVOLOTION.-A now light
dawned upon the world with the introduction
of PLANTATIOH BITT?BS twelve years ago.
Drastic purgation wont out-restoration and
renovation came in. The eyes of the people
were opened to th? groat faot that the way to
onro diioaae lato strengthen and aupport ita
viotime, not to place thom at its moroy by de
Friving them 01 the little strength they havo.
t aoun became evident that aa a moana of in?
fusing vitality into the feeble system, regu?
lating the secretions, curing indigestion, and
reforming a bilious habit or body, no medi?
cinal proparaiiou thon known was at all com?
parable to tho new roatorative. Sinco thon
hundreds of attempt? have been mado to
rival tho Bittors. They havo all failod, and
tho GRANO BEVOLUTICN IN MKOICAI, TBEAT
MKN r, which was commenced in I860, is still
in progress. Nathing can Btop it, tor it ia
f ?undod on tho principio, now universally ac
knowledge^, that physical vigr.r ia tho moat
formidable antagonist of all human ailments,
and experience has shown that Plantation
IHttcra ia a peorloaa invigorant, as well as tho
beat possible safeguard againat opidemic dis?
eased. # J 18 }3