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G?LtjTMBIA, S. C.
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Wedneiiay Morning, April 17,1872.
Kxiract? from tb? Great Speeches of
Senator? Trumbull and Beban at
The length prevents ns from giving in
fall the masterly efforts made by the two
great "liberal" leaders in exposition of
the crying abases that have given origin
to and the patriotic enda aimed at by
the Republican reformers. We will
give, though, what appears to us the
moat striking portions of their speeches,
though we find it a difficult taBk to dis?
crimina to, when all is so exoellent.
Speaking of the disturbed and wretched
state of affairs at the South, attributable
only to the polioy of hate and plunder,
inaugurated and sustained by the enve?
nomed and corrupt faction which has
ohosen Grant fof its standard-bearer,
Mr. Trumbull says:
"One cauao of complaint which pro?
duces alienation in the late insurrection?
ary States, and keeps alive the hates
and animosities engendered by the war,
is the oontinnanoe of political disabili?
ties after the occasion for them has
passed away. In consequence of this
oontinnanoe, the governments in the
late insurrectionary States have fallen
into the hands of inexperienced, and in
many instanoes of corrupt adventurers,
who have plundered the people of these
States scarcely less than yon in the
city of New York have been plunder?
ed by your former oity govern m ont.
Why are these disabilities continued?
Why are they not removed, and all the
people enfranchised? I thick there aro
two causes, and two alone, which pre?
vent it-one mercenary and the other
political. The mercenary one, that these
adventurers should exolnde from the
offices in all these States the former lead?
ing men that reside there of large expe?
rience and oapaoity; and although they
were traitors during the war, they were
not thieves nor plunderers. Their ex?
clusion has thrown these governments
into the hands of men who have used
their power to plunder the people over
whom they rule, and the debts of the
Southern States have been swollen in
some instances twenty-fold from what
they were before the war began. The
deb t of Alabama was less than $6,000,000
in I860, and at the present time its con?
tingent and absolute debt is near $40,
000,000. The debt of Florida, which
was but $200,000 at the commencement
of the war, has been swollen to $15,000, .
000; that of Georgia from $3,000,000 to
$44,000,000; and they don't even have
what you had in the city of New York
to Bhow for the money expended, for I
? believe you had some carpets and some
furnitnre for yonr money. These peo?
ple have very little to show for these
vast debts which have been inourred and
put upon the people. Another reason
for oontinaing these political diaabiltie*
is, as I have said, of a partisan charac?
ter. The men in authority use the po?
litical disability as so muoh capital upon
which to trade. To illustrate what ]
mean, I will refer to what took place ir
the State of Georgia, a few years ago,
when a man named Bullock was Go?
vernor. When the Legislature of thal
State was about to be organized, it wat
understood that certain persons had
been elected who were luboriug andei
political disabilities. They were giver
to understand that those of them whe
would sustain the Governor could bav<
their political disabilities removed, ant
those who would not, could not bo per
mitted to take their seats in the Legisla
ture; and the result was that the pol?tica
disabilities were removed from suoh ai
acted with the Governor, and tho other:
were excluded; and he had control o
that Legislature, and succeeded in fas
tening upon the State a debt, the disco
very of which of late caused him to flei
the State to csoape puuishment, wbicl
would have followed the frauds oommit
ted. So it is with members of Congres
eleoted from these Southern States
They promised to remove their politico
disabilities from adherents, and they ar
always ready to do it where they cai
Of the comparative cost of govern
ment now and before the war, he muke
tho following exhibit:
"Before this war began the ordin?r
expenses of this Government, excladin
payment of interest and pensions, wer
less than $60,000,000 per year. Whs
do yon suppose they were last year
More than $140,000,000. Is there an
reason for this? Why it will bo said
perhaps, the country has grown and bu
siness hos increased. True, but has th
population increased in that proportioi
-has it doubled within the last te
years? Have the necessary expenses c
the Government doubled?"
As to the encroachment of militar
upon oivil authority, which is the featui
in Grantism moat alarming to levers <
freo constitutional government, M
Trumbull shows that he at least has pr
served somo of the traditions of tl
past, as to the naturo of our Goveri
ment and the principles of constitution
liberty upon which it was foundoi
"The military power has como to a
sumo the duties belonging to cn
officers of late, and that in defiance
law. I will allude again to the State
Georgia, which was under military r
striction. It had eleoted a Logislatu
in 1868. Some difficulties bad arisen
, regard to tho organization of the Legi
lature in Georgia, and in 1869, or 187
the courts passed a law declaring that.)
persons who had boen returned as elec
ed to the Legislature of Georgia, whii
State at the time was under an officer
that military department, should take
oertain oath to qualify as members of tl
Legislature. And the law provided that
it should be a felony punishable by im?
prisonment in the penitentiary not less
than two, nor more than ten years, for
any person to interfere with any mern*
ber thus elected in taking an oath and
participating in the organization of the
Legislature. And, would you believe it,
with snob a law as that upon the statuts
book the military officer in oommaud io
Georgia issued an order prohibiting oer
tain men to sit in the Legislature aud al?
lowing others to take their seats in direct
defiance of the Act of Congress, and
whioh should have subjected that officer
to imprisonment not less than two years
in the penitentiary. Was any notice
ever taken of it? Yes, the matter was
referred to the Committee on the Judi?
ciary, in the Senate of the United States,
and a report was made by that commit?
tee, drawn up by Senator Edmonds, of
Vermont, au ardent friend of the Admi?
nistration, expressing in mild terms thnt
the oommittee were constrained to say
that the action of the military authori?
ties was contrary to law-and that is the
only notice ever taken of that outrage,
I of that encroachment upon the rights of
the Legislature and the people of Geor?
gia. A few years ago Congress passed
another law that no officer in the regular
army should discharge the funotionB of
a oivil office, and yet who does not know
that the White House is filled with army
officers acting as secretaries? Not a day
passes during the session of Congress
that we do rot re?oive messages from the
President of the United States delivered,
not by that secretary for whom the law
provides and pays, but by an officer-a
major in the regular army. Fellow-citi?
zens, suppose Andrew Johnson had sent
the army up to Albany and organized a
Legislature for yon, and to tell you that
certain persons should take seats and
certain others should not-and there is
no positive statute of Congress against
that-would it notbeagrosB usurpation?
There was no authority for it. In the
constitution of Georgia there was a posi?
tive Act of Congress against it; because
that had been done by the military au?
thorities during Andrew Johnson's time.
Suppose he had filled the White House
with military officers, discharging the
functions of oivilians oontrary to law, dc
you think it would have been passed
over unnoticed? How long can this peo?
ple preserve their liberties if they quietly
submit to this encroachment of those iu
authority upon them? The safety of the
oitizen, let me say to yon, and his pro?
tection in his person und in his proper?
ty, is to be fonnd in local laws whioh the
people themselves administer, and not in
a central government where all the pow?
ers of the Government are oombined
and, if this system of encroachment it
permitted to go on, the day is not dis
tant when our Republican system, baser!
on the idea of a division of powers be
tween the Federal Government and the
States, will ba transformed into a des
potiBDQ, with all power at Washington
and I caro not whether that power is ex
ercised by a single person or a monarch
or by 500 persons called a congress, it i
equally a despotism. And the dootrim
is now boldly proclaimed by mon high ii
authority that tho States of this Uuioi
have Buoh powers only as are conferrct
upon them by tho Constitution of th
United States, wheu directly the revers
is true, and the States have all power es
cept snob as the Constitution of th
United States has conferred upon th
United States or bas withheld from th
States. The difference is this: The Gc
vernment of the United States is a gc
vernment of derivative powers. Thu
in the State the government is inherent
they have all power not denied them
while the Government of the Unite
States has no power except such as i
given to it-and such the Constitution c
the United States says iu terms, for j
declares in one of its amendments, 'a
power not oonferred by this Constitu? io
of the United States is reserved to tb
i States respectively or to the people <
the State.* "
The hopelessness of correcting thes
growing abuses through ordiuary polit
cal instrumentalities, of adjusting tl
Government again upon tho basis <
constitutional limitation by means <
tho controlling faction of the Republ
can party, he claimed, was patent I
every observant mind. Says he:
"And why? Because the machioei
of the Government, tho machinery i
tho Republican party, is in the hands .
the 60,000 office-holders of this conn tr
They control the Republican party t
packing conventions, and otherwi
through the instrumentality of mombo
of Congress and others co-operatit
with them, to whom they owo the
places, and to whom the members
turn, many of them, owe their seats
Congress. How, then, is a remedy
be obtained? * Mast the people suhmi
Aro these encroachments upon therigb
of the people to continue-this cull?,
tion of taxes to be squandered arnot
the hirelings of the party to go ou un
tho people find themselves bound hai
and foot to a central power at Washiu
ton, that taxes thom ut will and sn.ua
ders money among its favorites as
pleases? Yes, there is a remedy; b
that remedy must como from tho peop
You cannot obtain it through politiciai
Why? Politicians are proverbial co
ards. They are afraid of denunciatio
which will be hurled at them hy tl
controlling party machinery ; and if I
day the public men of the Republic
party would talk out openly, as they v
talk with you privately, in regard to t
abusos of the Government and the <
isting state of things, a correction cot
bo speedily obtained. But they will i
do it. It can only be aooomplishod,
I say, through the people, and it v
tako a bold, energetic and resolute pi
plo to accomplish this object. The ]
publican party has a noblo record,
has porformed many noblo deeds. Pa
tics and party affiliations and force
habit are strong. Men dislike to br?
these tios and Bunder these associatio
.nd will only do it from a stern senne of
justice. Bat there ia (hat feeling, I am
glad to believe, in the oonntry that will
arouse its honest sentiment, and lead to
a correction of these abuses."
Senator Schurz, after urging the re?
storation of harmony and friendly feel?
ing between the South and sister sec?
tions of the Union, as the great and
all important necessity of the present
age of the Government, Bays:
"This great objeot cannot be accom?
plished by moans of force. It demands
a polioy resting on no narrow-minded
resentments, but a polioy higher than
party spirit. There WSB a justification
for restraining measures as long as the
legitimate results of tho war existed.
But then that justification has ceased,
and tho viotors in the grout oivil con?
flict were called upon by nil consid?ra?
tions of patriotism and political wisdom
to make the sovereign people feel that in
all oar measaros of war und polioy wo
had been guided by the interests of the
States and not by tho feelings of resent?
ment, hatred and vindictiveness. We
desired to bo to them not haughty con?
querors, but well-meaning friends, that
they might sse in the flag of this repub?
lic not the symbol of their defeat and
degradation, but the symbol of rights
and protection equally guaranteed to
them as well as to us-that they might
feel once more, I say, with us all the
pride and patriotic inspirations of full
American citizenship. The removal of
political disabilities und general amnesty
were demanded, not as a measure of mero
sentimental generosity, but as a measure
of the very plainest statesmanship. But
years have elapsed since the result of I
the war, and general amnesty has not
boen grauted yet. Down to this very
day a large and influential class of citi?
zens in the South aro still told by these
men in power that the public interest,
as it ia administered by popular self-go?
vernment, is no business concern vt
theirs, and that this great republic is not
ready to grant to them their equal rights.
Down to this very day tho jealousy of
race is nourished by the fact that uiuuy,
and by no means the un worthiest of the
white men of the South, are doprived of
political rights nod privileges which tho
black mau, late iu slavery, enjoys. Dowu
to thia very doy tho work of the ad?
venturers and demagogues who speculate
upon tho ignorance of their followers is
facilitating corruption and demoraliza?
tion in ellice; good government is im?
peded and a successful development of
the new order of things and social co?
operation prevented iu the South by
that narrow-minded, miserable policy
which excludes from public employment
so large a class of mon who have such
great interest ia tho influenco and suc?
cessful administration of publio affairs.
It is true tho President in his last annual
message said a good word for amnesty;
and it is also true that his most trusted
and powerful friends, his very loudest
spokesmen, are throwing every possible
obstacle in its way, and we have to Bee
the first instance yet when a frieud of
amnesty is considered a friend of the
Administration. And the battle-ories of
the oivil war are revived by those old
prejudices, and the rosontments aro kept
alive as n stock of political capital to
secure tho re-election of the same Presi?
dent who first appeared in political life
with the fairest promise of universal
peace on his lips, and whose word for
amnesty has been drowned by the vo?
ciferous protests of his most zealous
friends. Are wo as honest men, are we
as Republicans, to palter in a double
seuse with the dearest interests of tho
republic? Is this measure of peace and
reconciliation to become a subject of
thimble-rigging jugglery-now you seo
it, uud now you don't see it? Is this
the mauuer in which we aro to bind to
us those men whom we want to become
good sud patriotic citizens again? Can
we thus gain their friendship and confi?
dence? Is this worthy of the great Re?
publican party of which wo are all so
proud? Not those who think as I do
can bo parties to such a mockiug per?
formance. Wo want an earnest and
straightforward policy, and if those who
.shape tho conduct of tho party uow will
uot givo that to us, our duty as honest
men commands us to seek it where we
can find it. The close of tho civil war
imposed upon us another duty: that the
Republican Government and tho free in?
stitutions on which it rests should find
in us their strongest bulwark, and bo by
us faithfully maintained aud religiously
preserved. No republic caa stand, uo
popular liberty, no personal right will bo
socure when the powers of tho Govern?
ment are left without any restraint on
tho whims of those who wield it. I
huvo lived ia times of extremo public
dauger, and extraordinary exercise of
power may be necessary, as tho Bomana
put tho defcuco of their republic iu tho
hands of a dictator when thc enemy was
ut their gates. But oven this oaunot bu
dono without great dauger, for it will
soou or?ate tho habit of arbitrary as?
sumption of power on ono side and tho
acquiescence in arbitrary assumptions on
the other. It is thus that republics are
undurminod and perish iu tho demorali?
zation of public sentiment. Now, look
at tho present history nod at tho present
conditiou of our affairs. Whilo tho
oivil war was raging wo wore naturally
inclined and anxious to strengthen thu
hands of tho Government. Ia tho
vigorous display and energetic employ?
ment of power the loyal people saw thoir
salvation. I shall net find fault with tho
means employed to attain the end; they
rest upon tho plea of imperativo public
necessity. But thoso who conducted tho
Goverumont fell into the habit of nc
, co m [dishing what they thought best with
tho strong bund of power, and of inter?
polating tho powers they wanted for
. thoso ends into tho Constitution when
, tho words of that charter did uot give
. thom to them. However neccisary
? tiioso ends were (ho means were full of
; danger. Tho people became accustomed
to look ouly at tho cuds to bo nccom
Sliehed and to think little about the
angerous moans em ployed. The abases
of the war insensibly insinuated them?
selves into tho practices of peace. Now
look around you-look at the young men
who were from ten to seventeen years
old when the war began and who are
now from twenty-one to twenty-eight,
constituting full one-third part of our
roting population. Consider what
school those young men have gone
through. They have scarcely ever Boen
or heard anything of tho constitutional
restraint of power. What they have
heard and seen was only a bold assump?
tion and strong exorcise of governmeutal
authority. They wore taught to be?
lieve in its necessity, to submit to it, to
justify it, to aid it. Why, gentlemen,
tho Constitution of tho United States
became hardly known to them by uume.
That is only tradition and experieuc?,
under which they have grown up; and
now some of thom are taking part in the
control of tho Government. There is in
this statement an undeniable fact suffi?
cient to fill with apprehension tho hoart
of every friend of constitutional go?
vernment aud popular liberty in this
In justification of the Cincinnati call,
and of the efforts of the liberal Ropub
oans, which ho BO gallantly leadR, to
throw off the shaokles of the partisan
whon they oramp the patriot, Mr.
"Are there not times when, to do his
whole duty to the country, the citizen
must rise above the party? You B?O the
bonds of partisanship loosening on
every side, in Bpite of thu entreaties end
threats and imprecations of tho whip
pers-in. There aro every where signs of
breaking up, just as the ico breaks np on
your rivers in the spring timo. It is so,
I tell you, not only in the Bepublicau
cutup, but, in spite of whatever tue
party organs may say, in the Democratic
camp just the same. It is everywhere
to-day. Aud why is this? Because
neither of tho two old parties, as at pre?
sent constituted and directed, satisfies
the requirements of tho times. Wo are
living in a period of transition from ono
epoch to nuother. Greut events lio be?
hind us, which wrought great changes.
Neither of the old organizations ha?
risen to the height of tho policy which
these changes brought us. Both are
encumbered with altogether too much of
baggage of tho past. Tho transforma?
tion of parties must come-slower, per?
haps, than some, but much quicker than
others anticipated. If you and I wero
to put forth our utmost efforts to pre
veut it, wo couldn't, and it would still
come. The popular instinct feels, und
the old accustomed party whip will rule
no longer. You tell me you deplore tho
dissensions among the Republican party,
as I do and as all of us do, for it is not
pleasant to diffsr with old friends. But
how were these dissensions developed?
Let me tell you, honest Republicans,
that feel with us, you boar a large, if not
the largest, share of the responsibility.
If you, honest Republicans, not only
fought ns we did, but if you had boldly
and openly spoken out as we did, boro
and there aud everywhere, tho Adminis?
tration aud the party might have been
diverted from the downward course
when it was still time, but you did not.
Good thoughts without words, good in?
tentions without notion, avail little in
this pructical world of ours. By your
considerate silence, you nursed iuto con?
trolling power tho evil influences which
now as a party will rule you, unless you
break loose from them, and you rendered
uecessary a revolution for what would be
accomplished by a timely assertion of
convictions. Now, if by your pleadiug
for party integrity you could succeed in
stopping this movement which wo aro
leading, and could you seduce us baek
to the party stable like n Hock of sheep,
aud secure a new leaso of power to tho
influences which rule you, what would
bo tho cons?quence? Au insurrection at
a future time, and then-who knows
much more uncontrollable for good than
now; for tho greator and more provok?
ing tho evils to bo remedied, tho more
reckless will bo tho means for their cor?
rection. But, let mo tell you, j'ou can?
not stop the movement in which we art
now engaged. Tho men who have under?
taken it have risen above party tickets,
aud havo ceased to measure their convie
tions of duty by tho rules luid down iu
party caucuses. Those who aro now ic
1 good earnest working for constitutional
government and reform ?viii not bo Iud
by tho nose. This movemont will go on,
Republican friends, by your joining it,
you oau make it greater and more bone
ficial in its influences. By your opposi
tioo, you eau no longor arrest it-yoi
might ns well attempt to stop the Missis
sippi iu its flow. Nor do I thiuk, what?
ever you try, you can prevent its success
Neither can you, nor can politicians o
auy stripe to-day. But a few weeks ug3
tho Cincinnati Convention was spokct
of by politicians with a coutemptuou:
smilo-to-day, that smile has airead]
turned sour upon their lips."
GEORGIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA WHIP
PED.-On Wednesday, Thursday, Fri
day and Saturday, of last week, a grca
chicken disputo carno off in tho city o
New Orleans. Tho fight was "Goorgii
and South Carolina against tho Uuitci
Statos." Mr. Johu A. Bollier, of Au
gusta, ropresonting Georgia, and Col
Thomas G. Bacon, of Edgefiold, Soutl
Carolina. Tho bots wero $21)0 on cac!
fight and $2,500 on tho main. Thirty
ono cocks were shown on each side, au?
twenty-five birds matched. Tho Soutl
Carolinians and Georgians were defoate
by three fights. A very largo amoan
of money changed hands on tho result.
A lady in Springfield, Mass., pm
ohased a spool of cotton at a dry good
store, aud insisted upon tho clerk
measuring it to mako sure it did not COL
tain less than 200 yards.
Six prisoners escaped from Orangt
burg on tho 15th instant.
XJI O O Ar X
The following ie the programme of
music by the band of the 18th United
States Infantry, for this afternoon, at 5
1. Yivato Quickstep- arranged by G.
2. Air from Norma-by Bellini.
3. Musette Waltz-by E. A. Samuels.
4. Leap Year Gallop-by E. A. Sa?
5. Guard on tho Rhino Quickstep-by
CITX MATTERS.-The price of single
copies of the PHCENIX ie Uve conts.
Messrs. Sothels* & Ezoll have disposed
of the haudsomo residence eorner of
Richland and Bull streets, to Mr. Evans,
an English gentleman, who intends to
take up his residence amongst us.
E. G. Snow, Jr., General Superin?
tendent of Agencies of the North Mis?
souri Fire Company, is in the city. H.
S. Johnson, of this place, has reoeived
the appointment from him of Super?
visor of Agencies of tho Southern States.
The school children are making pre?
parations for pic nics and May parties.
Yesterday, the wind was not "as gen?
tle us a sucking dove."
The convention of stockholders of the
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Rail?
road, as will be seen by a notice in our
advertising columns this morning, will
bo held at Charlotte, N. C., on Wednes?
day, tho first day of May next.
A large supply of flying ants was
brought down Main street, yesterday,
by thu wind, uud located iu front of the
uffice of tho mun over the wuy.
Spring lamb is the latest dolicacy.
The time to possess your soul in pa?
tience is when your hat blows off iu thc
street, aud your eyes uro too full of dirt
to seo which way it goes, as hus been
the case for tho past two or three duys.
Tho fickleness of April weather beicg
proverbial, it is a good plan for tho next
fortnight to take your umbrella in your
baud every time you go ten steps from
The "oldest inhabitant" fails to re?
member when the foliage had made
moro rapid progress thau during the
past week or ten duys.
Windy insurrection und now depart?
ure-?hiolus dethroned by boreas com?
ing from, tho West. Vide the Union, of
Tho Governor has appointed John L.
Humbert a Notary Public, and A. B.
Knowlton a Trial Justice, for Orange
burg County; Lemuel H. Boozer, County
Auditor for Lexington Couuty, vice Reu?
ben Goss, removed.
The passenger train over thc Green?
ville and Columbia Railroad did not ar?
rive until 12 o'clock lust night, owing to
u run-olT ut Hodges' Depot. Nobody
MEETING OF TUE SOOTH CAROLINA
MEDICAL ASSOCIATION-This association
met yesterday, at Hibernian Hall, Dr.
F. P. Porcher in tho Chair.
A Committee on Credentials wns ap?
pointed, who reported tho following
members and delegates as present: Drs.
F. Peyro Porcher, T. Grange Simmons,
Charleston: B. W. Taylor, W. P.Geiger,
li. W. Gibbes, A. N. Talley, John
Lynch, Columbia; T. T. Robertson, C.
W. Ladd, Fairfield; J. McIntosh, New?
berry; T.P. Mikell, Ediato Island; R.
A. Kinloch, Charleston. Delegates
Drs. T. A. Evans, W. H. Wardlaw, An?
derson; F. F. Gary, J. L. Pressloy, Ab?
beville; J. J. Goodwyn, Richland; A. P.
Drs. George Howe, J. F. Eusor, Alfred
Wallace, S. W. McKenzie and Henry
Sloan were elected members of tho usso
ciatiou by acclamation.
Tho courtesies of tho floor wore ex?
tended to Dr. French, Post Surgeon,
professors of the South Carolina Uni?
versity, tho various gontlemcn connected
with tho Stuto press, and the druggists
and dentists of Columbia.
The Treasurer submitted his annual
Tho President submitted his annual
address, which was rcferrod to tho Coin
mittco on Publication.
A number of committees reported
upon various matters which hud been
referred to them.
The hour for meeting was fixed at 10J J
o'clock A. M., and tako a rocess from 2
P. M. uuiil 4 P. M.
Very interesting reports wore made
by many of tho mcinbors as to their
practico in CUSCH of meuingetis.
Tho association re assembled at 4
Tho President appointed a committee
of ono from each County to assisi the
Committco on Publication.
On motion of Dr. Gibbes, tho above
committee, in addition to its othor du?
ties, was requested to ussist tho Trea?
surer in collecting dues for the associa?
Dr. Evans gavo nu interesting account
of acuso of "Extra Uterino Jaotation."
Dr. Gibbos read pupers on "Intersti?
cial Pregnancy-Death from Hemor?
rhage," and "Wound in Abdomen-Ex?
cision of six inches of Omentum, and
Dr. Taylor-A history of two cuses ol
''Ab um? m tl ria, or Complicated Preg?
nancy," which elicited goncrul discus?
The above papers wero reforred to thc
various committees, when tho associa?
tion adjourned until 10 o'clock this
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; oloses 10.46
A. M. Charleston day mail opona 4.80
P. M.; oloses 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.15 A. M. ; closes 6.00 *
P. M. Greenville mail openB 6.45 F.
M. ; oloses 6.00 A. M. Western mail
opona 12.30 A. M.; oloses 12.80 P. M.
Wilmington mail opens 2.30 P. M.;
closes 10.30 A. M. On Sanday office
open from 3 to 4 P. M.
UNITED STATES COMMISSIONER'S Counr.
Messrs. John A. Leland, Samuel L.
West, Dr. Wm. Irby, apd thirty-two
others, arrested in LaurenB County an?
der the Enforcement Act, were before
United States Commissioner Boozer for
a preliminary hearing, on yesterday.
Mr. H?ge, appearing for the Govern?
ment, moved to tako up tho cases of the
prisoners from Clinton in said County
flrst, whioh was, by consent of counsel
for prisoners, ordered.
Messrs. Antono Mark, Dr. John T.
Craig, Simon Pearson, Buford Meadows,
J. A. Compton, H. R. Blakeiy, Samuel
lt. West, Bobert Williams, Henry Saber,
Isaac Adair and George H. Davidson,
were called up. The warrants and affi?
davits against the prisoners were called
for by counsel for the prisoners, and
were produced by the Commissioner.
Ono witness was examined by the United
States, when the Court adjourned nntil
to-day, at ll o'clock, A. M. Messrs.
Simpson, Jiogar and Harris represent the
prisoner.-/. Those prisoners that were
bailed to appear yesterday had their
bouds extended until farther orders.
SUPREME COURT, TUESDAY, April 16.
The Court mot at 10 A. M. Present
Associato Justices Willard and Wright.
The sccoud circuit was called.
Wm. Allen, appellant, vs. John H.
Harley, respondent. Struck off.
The following decisions were rendered :
Thomas L. Bulow, et al., vs. Charles
O. Wittie. Motion granted aud bill dis?
missed. Opinion by Moses, C. J.
John E. Bobiuson vs. Albert Evans,
sud the same rs. Leonidas Lowry. Mo?
tion granted and a new trial ordered.
Opinion by Wright, A. J.
E. L. Smith, et ai, vs. W. M. Gate
wood. Order set aside as to taxes for
1868 9. Opiuiou by Willard, A. J.
lt. A. Pringle, cl al., vs. Bella Sizer, el
al. Motion dismissed without prejudice,
i per curiam.
Thos. L. Dupont, et ai, vs. W. H.
Collins. Motion granted and bili dis?
missed, per curiam.
At 12 M., the Court adjourned until
Wednesday, the 17th, at 10 o'clock, A.
LIST OE NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Acts of tho General Assembly.
E. Pollard-Fishing Tackle.
D. C. Peixotto Sc Son-Auction Sale.
HOTEL ABMVALS, April 16.-Nickerson
House-J Washburn, Savannah; Rev J O
Craiglie ad, wifo and daughter. New York; J E
Steers, C B Steers, Philadelpbi ; JJ Gorm?
ley, wife, child and servant, Charlotte; H
Turrv, Columbia; W A Walker, Chester: J M
MacKav, Abbeville; J A Barker, Edgefleld; Dr
S Harnell, Camden; J C Spencer, Statcsburg;
ll J Donaldson, Cheraw.
Columbia Hotel-G W Totter, E O Snow, Jr,
M J Fogerty, T P Ilundlet, II S Johnson, New
York; J H Averell, D Jacobs, Charleston; S
W McKenzie, Columbia; B lt Wise, Lexington;
D L Turner, A A Glover, Edgeliehl; B J Hanl?
in ot. Clarendon; W H Evans, B Cranston,
ll H Cross, Georgia; H D Gilbert, Wilming?
ton; D M Cobb, P F O Co; L W Duval, R 8
Owon, Winnsboro; E E Bedford, Summerville;
E tl Brooks, S C; J O Woodward, SOUR.
Hags'. Hags!! Bags!!!
fllll l? only licensed Junk Shop in tho city
X will pay the highest market price for
RAGS, IRON. BltASS, COPPER, Ac.
April 14 3* Washington street.
Wood! Wood!! Wood!!!
. ?i\f\ CORDS of beet quality of BLACK
\J VJ JACK and OAK WOOD, for Bale
oheap, on Gervais street, next to Rose's hotel.
Orders loft at D* Epstiu's storo, ou Assembly
street, will bo promptly tilled.
April 5 t P. EPSTIN.
NORTH RIVER HAY,
North Carolina nay,
Kentucky Timothy Hay. For salo by
P. CANTWELL, Columbia, S. C.
Orders from tho country promptly attondod
to._April 12 t
Call at Exchange House,
AND cet your MEALS at all hours.
LUNCH every day, at ll o'clock.
April 10 2 P. HAMILTON JOYNER.
Booms to Bent.
THREE ROOMS to rent, partly fnr
MDished, if required. Iuquiro at thia
omeo, _April io a
Strayed or Stolen.
t _ FROM the Exchange House, on
72252*the 15.h instant, two Setter PUPS,
?fi^^?Srt'hito aud orango spotted, about
seven months old and well grown. One of the
pups has a short tail. They wero coupled to?
gether with a ropo. Any information will bo
thankfully received aud a liboral row -d paid
tor thoir recovery, by
Amil 1? C. R. FRANKLIN.
Owners of Dwellings
CAN havo their property securely pro?
tected from loss or naniago by Uro by
insuring in tho
JETH A lNSUKANCE COMPAS Y,
Of Hartford, Connecticut.
INCORPORATED A. D. 181!).
Agency Established in Columbia, S. C., A. D.
Risks also taken on Stores, Merchandise,
Cotton, AC, Ao.
GEORGE HUGGINS. Agent,
Oflico opposito tho Columbia Hotel.
March 10 _i2nio
. M\i\ BARRELS of LIME, for ; la low by
JOHN AGNEW A SON.