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?atur lay Homin*, January 20,1872.
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T?? Fraud aient Over-Usue of JtlonfU
Tv*'<? Points-trinnnelal. -
- Wo beli ave that the alleged over-inane
ol' State bonds has been conclusively
estab lia bod by the ooorse Of argumenta
that has.been heretofore pursued. There
are. however, two points which we de
Sire to make-points whioh we -believe,
if made already, have not been dnly
magnified. As onr readers are aware,
the ring-the financial Board*-seek tc
ezonse or defend the issues of bondi
made upon the grounds that the money
Aota of the Legislature did not limit the
nmonut of bonds to be issued, but only
fixed the amount of money to be raised.
"We hold that they are estopped from
making this amount. We carry our
readers back to the Comptroller-Gene?
ral's report of November, 1870, whioh
report was accepted and endorsed by
Scott, Governor, and Parker, Treasurer.
In that report the Comptroller stated
the "bonds authorised to be issued by the
present administration, aa follows: Billa
receivable Act, 9600,000; interest Act,
81.000.000: Bank of State, billa A'ot-.
$1,-208,000? reitef of Treasury Act,
total. 8M58.55? " Wo ask the publie,
now, to ?bs?r^e' 'thfs;. In if?v^ber,,
1870, before < any .'. fraud or oort Option
was charged npon the Fin??o??l Board,
the. Comptrpller-Gfeneral, Scott and
Porker'construe the money Acto of tho
Leg tal aili re to mean th at the bronxfif?ulhor.
ise?ja b?istued are limited by thertioney lo
be r?i?edl In, No vnmb?r, 1870, npj StatB
offioiali ol ai m od that the r?o noy Acta of
ibo Legislature wore to be eo construed
as to work the absurdity that erny number
of issues might Reissued .fa raise the cash
authorised to pa raised. Ai t ho u gh frqud
mighty and probably wofl? contemplated
in the beginning) the time'had not como
to ol aim th e .bop efitfi of'' th? savitigclaimb
for whioh the Attorney .General -is ? 're?
sponsible,. Ift ^o^,1?Mt:;i^^vl'ar^
eonstrned the money Acta reasonably' in
^?vambpr, 1$70?. ?re ? 'ib/?y %f$ wip^ped
from a view favoring fran'd - in ^Nbvem
bor, 1871?- Further, shall:these swin?
dlers be allowed to avail themtjelveii, .con?
trary to the legal principle; j ol th?lriown
fraud and wrong? Wo say not, and Jive
hold that these eorropt men are dearly
estopped now from a oonstrnotiou of the
money Acts, at variance with that ren?
dered before the exposure of their ras?
Io November, 1870, the total funded
debt of the State was pnt at $7,665,
908.98. Of the $1,408,550, authorized
to be issued of bonds, the Comptroller
states that the following bonds had'been
issued: Bills receivable, $500.000; inter?
est. 81,000,000; Treasury relief, $1,000,.
000; Land Commission, $700,000; total,
$3,200,000. That is, there remained
the difference between $4,458,650 and
83,200,000 to indicate the bonds still au?
thorized to be issued to exhaust the
limit. This difference is $1,258,650
from which it follows, on general princi?
ples, since no Act has been passed sinoe
1869 authorizing the addition of a sin?
gle cent to the bonded debt of the State,
that the bonded debt of the State in No*
vember, 1871, ought to have been
$7,665,908, plus $1,258.550, or $8,924,
458. But it is acknowledged to bc
$15,717,908-thuB, according to thu
Bhowing, tho over.-isaue is $16,707,908,
less $8,924,458, or $6,843,500.
With respect to the second point thal
we present, it hinges upon the eon vor
sion bonds. We aro satisfied that thif
baa boen a fruitful source of fraud. Th?
point we here make is simply this: Th(
Aot authorizing the conversion of Sont!
Carolina securities required, as a condi
tion precedent to tho issue of anj
amount of conversion bonds, the sur
rendering of a like amouut of othei
State securities then outstanding, ant
expressly provided that no increase o
the Stato debt should be made undei
that Aot. Now, according to the admis
nions of Scott and Parker, they have
without any securities being substituted
put these eouvenion bonds upou tin
New York market. Scott and Parke:
acknowledge that of the bonds isnuec
and delivered to H. H. Kimpton, Finan
oial Agent, New York, and amounting
to $9,514,000, conversion bonds to th*
extent of $5,065,000 aro included. Thesi
bonds ore practically and substantial!;
an ovor-issue, for under the oonvorsioi
Aot there is no authority for sendicj
them to Kimpton and putting then
npon the market.
Let these plain points be added to tb
argument already pointed, and makin,
the South Carolina bond swindle an et
The following is the result of the cloe
tion held on Monday last for Intenriac
and Wardens of the town of Walhallr
Intendant-C. E. Watson; Wardens-?
Taylor, Wm. C. Koith, C. F. Seeba, W
Korb or, John Kaufmann, J. M. Yarbc
The oorrospondent of tho Charleston
"Aaswphn for the adjustment, o? the
difficulties coun coted with the State debt
is to be! tried. < Mri Wesley; Of New
York, in-l behalf* of Hbo. Union . Trust
Company, pud pol. L. D. .Childs, the
President of - tho Carolina National Bank
of Columbia, had a long interview, yes?
terday, with Gov. Seott, and submitted
the following propositions, with a view
to the arrangement pf the debt, and the
acceptance ot the financial agency of the
State by ibo Union Trust Company: To
compound tho entire debt ol South Ca?
rolina, by palling in. all , the .existing
bonds of Vf h. ate Vcr olass, and issuing, in
exchange for them, new bonds, at the
rate of fifty cents .on the dollar; the
Union Trust Company to guarantee the
fulfillment of the oontraot; the same
company to advance the money necessa?
ry to redeem the bonds now hypothecat?
ed, and to charge only legal interest
therefor; to settle the indebtedness of
i the State to Financial Agent Kimpton,
I and to advanoe the money for the pay?
ment of the January interest. Gov.
I Scott gives his assent to the scheme, and
Mr. Wesley returned, this morning, to
New York, to draft the necessary legisla?
tion and perfect the details of the ar?
We have no idea that this scheme is
practicable, even were it right. We op
poBo it tn toto. We shall resist every
effort, come from what quarter it may,
to saddle npoh the people of this State
the fraud,bonds. The debi of tho State
of South Carolina the people ought to be
\ willing to pay, and the honest debt of
the State they are willing to pay. But
! let the line of demarkation be drawn .be?
tween the bonds good, bad and indiffer?
ent. The fraudulent claims that the
bond swindlers of the ring are seeking to
fasten upon the tax-payers, let them bo
ignored. Above all things, we want this
bond question considered and arranged
I ip the interest not of bond-holders only
but of tho great mass of the people who
are not bond-holdors. Wo, at least,
shall not be a bottle-holder to the bond?
holders: We fatand fairly and squarely
for the popular interests.
The ?redit of the State, nnder the pro
sent r?gime, ifs dead. Our finances arie
rotten to the oore. The. pyramid ol
fraud must fall. Lot ns moot our jue!
obligations, and the first duty before us
is to ascertain wfyil these are. And yet,
omitting this, wo find our financiers en
gaged in tinkering. The effort is to sad
die upon the poo* tax-payers of SoutL
Carolina the fraudulent over-ieaues, anc
thus substantially to compound witt
the bond swindlers.
If our finances are to die, we do no
forget that death precedes resurrection
Nor do we forget that, in public mat
ters, the interests of the few must yielt
to the good of the many. But apar
from all this, the scheme proposed wi!
be found impracticable. Who will sur
render the bonds? The point, now, is I
pursue the ring, and not to compound wit,
But we are told that Soott agrees t*
the plan. We expect he does He wil
agree to anything to day, since he cai
go back upon it to-morrow. Wo sug
gest, further, that he does well to stam
forth the repudiator of his own bonds
The question at issue between the bom
swindlers and the peoplo of South Care
lina mast be settled first in the courte
After we have called the ring to account
it will be time enough then to talk aboc
this adjustment. We invite tho finar.
oiul tinkers to help us, and not the r '.w
As for the Union Trust Oompauy, w
advise it to go about its business. Lc
us call Soott, Parker, Chamberlain an
Kimpton 'to account, and let tho Stat
debt remain whero it is at presen
This ?B the populur view. These aro ou
- t m *>?*
Tho remarks made by us, on yestoi
day, in referenoo to certain tons of coi
having been hauled away from tho dope
by the United States Government tcami
may be regarded as involving the Unite
Stutes authorities at this post. We tas
pleasuro in saying that the assurances w
have received on this subjeot do bt
oonflrm our own previous improasioi
that neither the Government nor any <
ita military representatives were even n
motely oonneotod with Mr. Crews' tram
actions. We learn that Mr. Josep
Crews is the wood and coal contractor <
the post here, and that the coal that tl
Government hauled away was purchase
and paid for by tho Government in tl
usual way. We have reason to conclue
that the United States Qu ar te rm anti
hore and the United States military ofj
oials at this post are honorable soldier
and hold thieving in the same scorn th
A Clinton County, Iowa, man, havii
tho tooth-ache, determined to extra
the unsound tusk by tho Indian metho
He went to tho woods, bent over a sa
ling, tied a string to his tooth, and tl
other end to the bosh, laid calmly dov
on his back and lot go. The tooth v
nished through the tree-tops with
sound like the whistle of a minnie ba
and carried with it something less tbi
a pound of gums and "sich."
it li lill I I I ll I.I ' =
' ' The Grand Council of the Independent
Order of United Brethren." ' This seems
to be. the corrupt product o? the late ef?
fort of tho l?gislative reformers to im?
peach Bc ott abd Parker, and to call the
riug to account. It is aa organization
formed, it is Supposed, to aaye the cor?
rupt State officials. Cemented by the
gold piasters of the ring, it is a legisla?
tive unit to vote so as to protect the
ring. It is, according to all indioatioos,
a corrupt' body of desperate legislators,
who are b?ut upon tho protection of the
public plunderers. We aro pleased to
learn that such colored men as Messrs.
Banaier, Whipper, Nash, Boaemon, and
others of tho same intelligent class, are
outside of this organization. Let Scott,
Parker & Co. not tax the public patience
too much. We shall keop an eye upon
Scott & Co .'s cohorts.
THE DRAMA-MR. AND MUS. WATKINS.
For the drama in its integrity, we have a
high appreciation. Philosophically co n si
dered, we cannot say that we consider
habitual theatre-going advantageous to
the young, for the reason, that whilst
Arne and manly sentiments may be incul?
cated} yet no Ttraotical sot-ion c?_n follow
up the aroused sensibilities; and thus it
happens that we can perceive how, after
a time, the springs of the sympathies
may dry Up and leave the heart a waste.
To explain our thought: In real life, the
oftener our sympathies are evoked, the
less lively they become; but whilst they
become less lively and vivid, yet, when
followed up by action, the activo habit of
virtue becomes strengthened. To illus?
trate, the oftener we hear the appeal of
the beggar, the less lively are the emo?
tions produced; but', if we respond with
money, the Stronger becomes the aotive
prinoiple of benevolence. So, too, the
oftener the soldier goes into action, the
less liable to excitement he grows; but
the more oareful of his personal safety
he gets, or the stronger becomes the
active prinoiple of prudence. In the
case, however, of the theatre-goer, the
oase is different. The sensibilities may
be powerfully exoited, but, upon repeti?
tion, they become less and less aroused;
whilst, iu the meantime, there is not, oe
in real life, any strengthening of an ac?
tive habit of virtue. In other Words, in
a healthy human organization, as the
sensibilities diminish in foroe apon repe?
tition, the active prinoiple or habit oi
virtue should bo strengthened; so that,
when the star of feeling sets, the star ol
habitual virtuous action may shine witl
As a mental recreation, however, anc
os a taste that may be temperately anc
judiciously indulged, we hold thst dre
matio performances may be both value
ble and pleasing. To condemn th<
drama, because there are and have beet
immoral plays, is to condemn literatun
because there are and have been immo
ral and pernicious books printed an<
published. That the drama has beoi
perverted to vile abusos, and boen asso
ciated with much that is falso and de
praved and low, is true; but equally tru
is it that this need not be so, and tba
rightly UBed, it is a good element, an
may be made to effect valuable resultt
and to wiold a powerful influence in bc
half of truth, virtuo nnd patriotism.
These remarks are introductory t
what we proposo to say of the Watkin
Troupe, who have been performing her
for tho past weok. Wo havo wituesse
several of the performances, and aro enc
bled to speak of their character. W
havo had a very limited exporienco i
this department. We aro, however, w
may venturo to say, quito capablo t
jadging of good aotiag when we see i
Whilst all tho troupe porform their pari
well, including tho little girl of tho oon
puny, yet Mr. and Mrs. Watkins cei
t><inly riso far above mediocrity. The
aro superior in their department, an
most successfully do they hold "tho mi
ror up to nat aro. " Tho voice of eaoh :
peouliar for clearness and sweetness, ac
is suggestive of silver bells ringing ot
upon the pure air.
In addition to this, Mr. Watkins d
serves credit for the taste displayed I
the pieoes he brings forward, and for tl
unexceptionable oharaoterof the ropr
sentations. Fine, manly and patriot
sentiments abound in his selections, ut
both he and his gifted wife give utte
ance to theso sentimonts with a forvi
and effect calculated to make the aud
enoe better, purer and wiser. We ha1
observed that the infloenoo exerted I
this troupo has boen in the right dire
tion. Mr. Watkins is as pleasant in pi
vat o life as he is a gifted man on tl
stage. Last night he gave an entortni
ment for the benefit of the Palmet
steam engino project, This waa genoroti
This is tho last evening that this trou
will appear boro. Lot Mr. Watkins i
oeive tho benefit himself this ovenin
and greet him with a full house. \
have a good word for tho drama when
is wielded ia behalf of the good.
Agriculture-Re port for 1870. .
The report of the Commissioner of Ag
rioaltore, for the year 1870, will be found
very interesting-being fall of useful
and instructive matter. Thu Hop-. Ho?
race Capron deserves well of tho country
for his report. Ho has charge of that
department of industry, wbioh is the
foundation of the prosperity of all other
interests. Honor, say we, to the tillers
of the soill They make up much of tbe
bone and sinew of the conntry. Well
does Mr. Capron say of the interest he
representa, that it is the foundation inte?
rest of the country-"an interest which
is the source of supply of the physical
wants of all classes and the nursery of
energy and virtue for the equally essen?
tial recuperation, from waste and enerva?
tion, of tbe less healthful pursuits of
life." The Commissioner, whilst eug,
gesting that the application of more
science to agriculture would result in in?
creasing the value of our farm produc?
tion to the extent of five hundred million
dollars, yet is hopeful as to the agricul?
tural future of tho country, and sees evi?
dences of the fact that rational and re?
cuperative culture is making inroads
upon thc detractive srd ir- iicn-b?c
modes so generally prevalent. We refer
our agricultor i M! H tb this report for 1870.
It is ns full of solid matter as an egg is
of nutrition. Study it.
LEGISLATIVE MATTEBS.-The proceed?
ings in the Legislature yesterday were
of a particularly dull and unimportant
character. Thero seemed to be a reac?
tion after the excitement of the election
for Judges the day before, and the pub
lie servants were evidently disinclined
Byas, in tho House, agreeably to no?
tice, introduced a bill to repeal all of
the Acts sod resolutions authorizing the
issue or hypothecation of State securi?
ties. Such a stop is hardly consistent
with that worthy member's course in re?
lation to the report of the Joint Inves?
tigating Committee. Then, as the hired
mouth-pieco of the ring, he was loud in
his praise of Scott and his Financial
Board, and in his blatant way, strenu?
ously opposed the efforts made to call
them to account for their acknowledged
frauds. Now, after tho mischief is done,
and be baa assisted the thieves io escap?
ing, ho would make credit for himself
by a pretended effort to stop the door to
The bulk of the time of the House
was passed in filibustering by Mobloy,
Byas and others, over a bill to incorpo?
rate a pawn-brokers' association in
Charleston, and which they succeeded
ic staving off till 2 o'olook, when the
House adjourned till Monday.
In the Senate, the proceedings wore
equally uninteresting. Corbin and Les?
lie occupied the chief portion of the
time, sparring over u bill of Leslie's,
which wai finally passed to a third read?
ing, providing for the construction of a
road in Barnwell.
Mr. Arnim introduced the following;
which waa adopted:
Whereas it is reported that the ontire
debt of tho State of South Carolina is to
be funded by the iisue of new bonds;
and whereas it is inexpedient that any
new bonds should be issued until the
total amount of the State indebtedness
is ascertained; therefore,
Resolved, That the Committee un*
Finance be instructed to report forth-'
with to the Senate all bills und resolu?
tions in tbeir possession relating to the
registration of all tho bonds and stocks
of this State, or in auy way connected
with the nuances of the Slate.
-? m ? ?
Tiie Columbia correspondent of the
Ch s ri es ton Courier says:
"lt has transpired, within the past two
days, that tho State officiais have taken
steps to carry out the proposed arrage
?uout willi the bond-holders. The pro?
position is to get the holders of State
j bonds and stock to give up their securi
j ties and re?oive in exchange new bonds
I for half the amount, on condition that
j the Legislature will pass an Aot pledg
i ing ono-?i?th of the revenue of tho State
I for tho payment of the interest, and
! promising not to increase tho debt. Mr.
I Wesley, au officer of tho Union Trust
Company, has been in the city, and I
learn has left for New York, for tho pur?
pose of carrying iuto effect tho proposed
And again "Nemo" says:
"Wesley's plan for the reduction of
the State debt is to take off only twenty
?lvo por cont, of tho old bonds, and fifty
por cont, of the bonds issued since Janu?
R. W. GRAND LODQB, L O. O. F.-At
' a mooting of the Lodge, held in Charles?
ton, on Thursday, the following officers
were elected: A. J. Mi ms, M. W. G. M.;
T. Steen,R. W. D. G. M.; I. Sulzbaoher,
R. W. G. W.; R. James, R. W. G. Sec?
retary; JameB Siloox, R. W. G. T.; J.
A. Elkins, R. W. G. C.; R. Lobby, Sr.,
R. W. G. R.; A. G. Magrath, Jr., W. G.
M.; J. D. Meyer, W. G. C.; E. Hngne
lot, W. Q. S. ; Committee on State of the
Order-W. G. DoSaussure, J. McKenzie,
J. N. Robson, John Heesemsn, Silas
Johnson; Committee on Fiuanoo-Jo?
seph Wbildoo, Arthur Fuirly, G. E.
Moouen; Committee on Mileage and For
Diem-Vf. E. Milligan, George Grubsr,
W. Rosenberg; Committee on Elections
and Returns-R. Jamos, C. Eberhardt,
J. M. Elford.
Several thousand obituaries of Jacob
' Barker havo filled our journals. The
best ono wo havo seen is in tho Waco
Examiner. It roads: "Jp.cob Barker has
gono to tbat 'borne' from which uoither
barkers nor biters over return. Ho took
doa th's train at station 93."
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Orri MATTBBS.-The price of single
copies of the PHOENIX ie tye osat?. ',
The PHONIX office ?t suppHcc?'witb all
necessar y material for as handsome cards,
bill he nd s, posters, pamphlets, hand-bills;
c?rcnlurs, and other printing that maybe
desired, aa any office in the South. Give
UH a call and tent our work.
? curd in another column announces
the formation oi a partnership -in the
drag business between Messrs. W. C.
Fisher arid L. T. S?llim?n. Those gentle?
men will, doubtless, suoeeed- in their
enterprise, as both are thoroughly au
fail with reference to the compounding
Tile Lantern, published by Johnstone
JoneB, at Book Hill, S. U., made it? ap?
pearance, yesterday. It is neatly printed
and contains a liberal amount of reading
Mr. Kennedy announces the re-open*
ing of the Cottagu House, on Washing*
ton street. He promises to furnish the
best of fluids, and as he knows what is
really good, his promise may be depend?
The Palmettoee received a substantial
testimonial last night, at irwin's Hall,
and the performance was up to standard.
To night ia the last of the season; but
tho Watkins troupe will, doubtless, pay
us another vieit soon.
The dust was completely laid, yester?
day; rain fulling steadily for several
The new billiard saloon of Mesara,
Franklin & Fine was inaugurated last
night-every table being oooupied.
The paper is to the people what a
aignboard is to tho traveler. The paper
tells who is in business and where to
trade, and the signboard tells the name
of the place and direction. Then?
if you want people to bay of you, tell
them through the paper where you slay
and what you have.
Mr. Barry, Superintendent of the Ca?
rolina House, has prepared a now drink,
oalled "Shandegaff." He invites his
friends to give him! a call.
MAIL AnnA^QEME?(?8.-Tho Northern
mail opens at 8.00: P. M.; closes 7.li
A. M. Charleston day mail opona 4.0C
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. Itt. Cbarleetor
night mail opens 0.30 A, M.; closes 6.0(
P. M. Greenville mail opens G.45 P,
M. ; closes 6.00 A, M. Western mai
opens 9.00 A. M. ; closes 1.80 P. M. Or
Sunday office open from 8 to 4 P. M.
PHOENIX AN A.-Lips have they, yetkist
The only organ that has no stop's is t
Parisian ladies now use orange ooloi
underneath their eyes.
Beautiful extract-A young lad]
helped ont of a mud hole.
Many men are "generous to a fault'
who are not generous to anything eine.
The first Prince of Wails-Jeremiah.
Teeth have they, yet chew not-Combs
KO KliTJX O l'? HAGE AT THE STAT]
HOUSE.-Yesterday afternoon, short!;
after tho adjournment of the House, th
doughty champion of his Exccllenc;
Gov. Scott, the Hon. Benjamin Byas, o
Oraugeburg, was set upon by a oolorei
policeman (Williams) in the lobby of th
House, und thrashed with a cowhide in
most severe manner. It is ?nid that th
honorable mombor had nsed insultio
language to the wife of Williams, an
hence his deserved punishment. By
tandora ?tate that Williams encounters
bis victim at tho head of the stairs lead
ing down from tho lobby, and strenr
ously belubored him every step to th
THE BLUE Ut DO E.-At a mooting c
the Directors of thc Blue Bidgo Bailroa
Company, held yesterday, at their offic<
tho following changes in the managt
ment of the road were consummated
The resignation of Colonel Oothran wo
acoepted-he stating that he had onl
taken the position of President as a ten
porary expedient-his business pursuit
preventing bis giving the necessary a
tentiou to the office. Messrs. Gar
Guliok, Butler and Palmer having r<
signed, their positions were filled by th
election of Messrs. C. D. "Melton, Thoi
Steers, George W. Waterman, James IV!
Allen and F. S. Jaoobs-the latter boin
also chosen Secretary and Treasurer <
the company. Colonel John J. Patte:
son was elected to fill the vacancy oca
sioned by tho resignation of Colon
Cot hrs n. Thoa. J. Steers, Esq., wt
elected Vioe-President. It is nude
stood that this highly important work
the completion of the Blue Bidge Bai
road-will be pushed forward rapid!;
all the necessary arrangements bavin
been completed. We trust ihut oi
vasoillating Legislature will plaoe t
obstados iu the way of the company, bi
will give them the necessary enoouragi
mont in the completion of this importai
connection with the great West.
r DlBABTBOTJB ETHE IN AMEVILT^.-I?.
oee?rted in the' town' ol Abbeville, on
Thursday night. ' The Marshall Honee,
a fine, larga . brick building"; the; Cityrt
Houao amith> entire block of buildings
between those, Jwoj on the,leit side of
the main square, were entirely conan med.
Trowbridge & Go., whose Btore was in
.the Marshall House, it ls said saved the
greater part of thea- etopk, ns did also
John Knox, Traegar te Bequest; and
Kapham & Sklarz, L. H. RQBBCII, J.
Knox, Christian ?Wilson and li?e Bus?
sell; but the buildings occupied by the
above named parties, together with all
the smaller buildings on tho two blocks,
occupied by freedmen, were destroyed.
The books and icwoids in tho Court
House-Clerk's, Sheriff's, County Trea?
surer, &p.-are1 reported saved. The
buildings Were almost au entire loss.
The damages are estimated at $75,000;
insurance from 810,000 tb 913,000.
Many valn?ble papers were lost by the
HOTEL ABBIVALS, January 19;'-^!GWfcmoia
Botey-.it A Scott; Newberry; A HugTrenrn, 8
C; W B Duuovant, W 8 Dueovaut,- R B-Cuno
?..?. VA???e,r'- H ? t?t_?ui.... -
Foster, Charleston; A M Cartiefige,. Monti?
cello; J MoOann, Charlotte; O H Sa'dlor. B C;
B b Carpenter, J ? Carpenter, Charleston; J
? Bratton, Fairfield; E O McLuro, Chester:
W Walsh, N Y; JOBulow, Ridgeway; WCher?
ry, Colnmbus; 8 C Gilbert. HC; FA Harlan.
N Y; H P Krewill, N C; J W Thomas and wife,
Miss Thomas, N Y: H M Dr?ne, Wilmington;
J Haguod, Barnwell: W A Bradley, Gadsden;
J Knox, Ga; J H Schofield, Greenville; M A
Niokeraon Eouat-3 G Thompson, Dr S B
Thompson, F E Wlldor,Beaufort; E J Hardin.
N C; J 8 Stuart, H A Stuart, Winnsboro; J A
Sullivan, H W Blair, United States Coast Bor?
ve/; E W Mercer, Ky; E H Johnson, Colorado;
S fi Moaoham, J A Sudlow, Charlotte; H Hiss,
Baltimore; E D Lacey, Buffalo; F E Hanlon,
LIST OF Nsw ADVBBTIBKMENTS.
Fisher & Silliman-Copartnership.
Irwin's Hall-Watkins Troupe.
W. J. Etter-Notice.
Citisens' Savings Bank.
Wm. Kennedy-Cottage House.
. Dr. B. V. Pierce, of Buffalo, N. Y., sole pro?
prietor of Dr. Sage's Catarrh Bern edy, has
for over three years offered, through nearly
every newspaper in the United States, a stand?
ing reward of $500 for a case of Catarrh in
the head which be cannot ouro. That he bas
treated thousands of oasea and had no claims
Eresented for the reward, from any one who
aa made a thorough nee of bia means of
cure, hi strong and conclu? ive evidence that
he possesses eure means of curing this loath?
some disease. The Catarrh Remedy is sold
by all druggists, or sent by mail on receipt of
' PBO0BK8S OFTTTK RXYOLTTTTOW.-A HOW light
dawned upon the wcrria with tho introduction
of PLANTATION BITTEBS twelve years ago.
Drastic purgation wont out-restoration and
renovation otoe In. .The eyes of the people
were opened to tho great fact that the way to
oore disease is to strengthen and support its
victims, not to place them at Its mercy by de?
priving them of tho little strength they.have.
It soon became evident that aa a means o? in?
fusing vitality into Che feeble system, regu?
lating the secretions, oaring indigestion, and
reforming a bilious habit bf body, no medi?
cinal preparation then known waa at all com
?arable to the new restorative. Since then
nndroda of ' attempts have been made to
rival the Bitters. They bavo all ' failed, and
tbe GUANO REVOLUTION IN MEDICAL-, fl BEAT
KENT, whiob ?was commenced in I860, ia atilt
in progress. Nathing can stop it, for it ia
founded on tho principle, now universally..ac?
knowledged, that physical vigar la the ' most
formidable antagonist of all human ailments,
and experience naa shown that Plantation
Bitt eta is a peerless invigorant, as well aa the
best possible safeguard against epidemic dis
cases, J18 43
DBESS PLAINLY, GIBLS.-Au old gentle?
man, who knows what he is talking
about, says: "Girls, let me tell you a
stubborn truth. No young woman ever
looked so well, to sensible men, as when
dressed in a plain, neat, modest attire*
without a ningle ornament about her
person. She looks then as though she
possessed worth io herself, and needed
no artificial rigging to enhance her value.
If a young woman would spend as much
timo in cultivating kindness, meekness,
mercy and other good qualities, as most
of them do in extra dress and ornament,
to increase their personal charms, she
woold, at a glance, be known among a
thousand; her character would be read
in her countenance, and there her
beauty will be found."
DECLINE IN THE AMBBICAN Bram RATE.
A remarkable diagram has been pre?
pared by Dr. Toner, the statistician,
which gives at a glanoe the faots of each
census in regard to the relative longevity
of the two sexes; also, another curious
table, showing the number of ohildren
born to eaoh thousand women between
the ages of fifteen and fifty at eaoh cen?
sus. This table reveals the startling faot
that what is held np as the peouliar
shame of Massachusetts is equally true
of all her sister States. It is shown that
only one-half as many ohildren are now
born to each thousand women as in 1800,
and that there has been a regular de
orease from one decade of years to an?
The ex-Empress Eugenie is confident
that ere long she will retnrn to Paris as
Empress, and in this belief abe has
written to her friends in that city that
she will be back there before next March.
If she has thus written, it may be set
down as a oer tain ty that some underhand
work of intrigue ?B progressing in Frasee
in favor of the Empire, the faots of
which bare not yet appeared on the sur?
The making comfortables warmer by
lining them with newspapers is coming
rapidly into fashion. In one respeot,
this is oheering. It suggests the nope
that a number of papers, ostensibly pub?
lished aa nutriment for the mind, will
realize what starvation diet they afford,
and hereafter be issued exclusively as a
covering for the body. LWhat terrible
sarcasm is this!]