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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Thursday Morning, May SO, 1872.
Reform tn Cae State Government.
Even the Radicals themselves are now
forced to admit the rottenness and ex?
travagance of oar present State Govern?
ment, and are crying lustily for reform.
The iniquities of the Financia! Board,
the.venality, corruption and profligacy
of the General Assembly, and the spirit
of Jobbery and plunder whian, bas per?
meated every department of the Go?
vernment, with the exoeption of the
judiciary, is manifest to all and denied
by none. How is this state of things to
be oban god? We ooo fess oar inability
to solve the problem satisfactorily. Bat
we know very well how it is not to be
done. There is no hope from the ma?
jority of the Radioal leaders in this
State. No rogae nor band of rogo ea
will ever regenerate themselves. As well
might yon expeot figs of thistles as
honesty or genuine reform in the Go?
vernment from Scott and. those who
have been associated with him in and
out of the General Assembly. Two
thirds of that body were rotten to the
oore. They were ready at all times,
and did repeatedly sell their votos and
saorifloe the dearest interests of the
commonwealth to their sordid greed for
money. They now prate for reform
with the loudest, and each would have
the people believe that he is not to
blame for the bankruptcy and general
rain which has been brooght upon the
State. Scott and his personal henchmen
would lay the responsibility opon the
Legislature, who, in their turn, charge
Scott and the Financial Board, and so
we have it The troth is, all hands
joined in plundering the State, and are
equally guilty. The whole crew, from
Soott down, should be hurled from
places of power and trust, and would be
in any. other community than South
Carolina or some equally carpet-bag
It is a Herculean task. These worth
- less men form a large majority of the
leading Republicans in the State. They
have the ear and confidence of the
colored people, the great masses of whom
cannot understand, or will not believe,
the frightful condition into which the
State has been brought by means of the
men they have placed in office. The
hands of the native white citizens are
tied. They have no acoess to the colored
people, who have been drilled to distrust
them and turn a deaf ear to their entrea?
ties. The battle for refdtm must be
fought by Republicans. There are, we
believe, Borne honest Republicans in
South Carolina, who have influence with
the colored people. They mnet inaugu?
rate the straggle to purge their party
and redeem the State. Every intelligent
colored man who has the future of his
race honestly at heart cannot bat appre?
ciate the dangers whioh threaten it from
continued corruption in a government
notably under its control. There are
some ot these intelligent colored men in
South Carolina, and to them, with the
corporal's guard of honest white men
who have identified themselves with the
Republican party, we have to look for
whatever beneficial change we may have.
They have no light tank before them.
They must begin early and work hard.
The work of reform must begin in the
Counties. It will be too late when the
nominating convention meets, for if they
remain idle now, that convention will be
composed of the very men who composed
the late corrupt Legislature. The same
venality whioh influenced them as mem?
bers of the law-making body, will sway
them in their nominations. They will
place the very same crew in office whioh
has ruled tho State for the last four
years. The same men may not fill the
same offices, but the nominations will be
from the same set. It will be the same
old ring, though porhaps different seg?
ments of it may be thrust into promi?
nence. Scott may shuttle aside, but an?
other of his i stripe will take his place;
and so with the other officers. But if a
different a Lid better set of delegates con
be seoured from the Counties, different
and better.men maybe nominated for
The Chicago Tribuno says the cam?
paign is fast drifting beyond the control
of the party managers on all Bides. It
widens and deepens like a crevasse in
the Mississippi. Yesterday ten men
might have stopped it; now 10,000
conld not. It. will overwhelm the con?
ventions that meet to oppose it. And it
will bear onward into the Presidential
chair the largest-hearted, kindest-souled
and moat ' democrat i o of American
statesman, Horace Gr- eley.
Baltimore is a favorite as a placo for
holding national conventions, having had
thirteen; Philadelphia, four; Chicago,
three; Harrisburg, Buffalo, Now York,
Charleston, Columbus und Cincinnati,
The Atlanta Sun don't like Mr. Gree?
ley's letter of acceptance. "It contains
not one word of oensure or disapproval
of a single one of the many gross and
palpable usurpations of the present Ra?
dical dynasty," sayeth the Sun.
The Cincinnati platform censures and
disapproves of a multitude of these
usurpations, and Mr. Greeley's letter
says of th i 8 platform:
"I receive and welcome it as a .sponta?
neous and deserved tribute to that ad?
mirable platform of principles wherein
your convention so tersely, so forcibly
set forth the conviction which impelled
and the purposes which guided its
That's "enough said." And if Mr.
Greeley had named all that he has to
censure and disapprove of in Grant's ad?
ministration, it would require three
ye?rs to read it. We approve of Mr.
? ?* ? ?
The Journeymen Printers Co-operative
Association have issued a little pamphlet
entitled "Horneo Greeley's Jokes."
Some of them aro apocryphal, and some
of them are not jokes; but for all that
the pamphlet is a taking one, aud we
hope the journeymen printers will sell
many a thousand oopies of it.
MB. EDITOR: The statement published
by you, yesterday, is not strictly oorreot.
What I said, or the idea I meant to con?
vey, was, that "when my oivil and politi?
cal rights were in danger, I did not care
what sacrifice was necessary of life and
property-whether the bonded debt of
tho State waa increased to even $170, -
000,000. Now that these rights are se?
cure, I am in favor of au economical
government; and not in favor of putting
a stick or stone into office, for party, as
has heretofore been the rule."
W. B. NASH.
MILITARY ARRESTS.-The following
persons have been arrested within a few
days past, and released on bond:
D. D. Webber, Riobard Vincent, John
MoLure, J. Ii, Clary, Hosea Trollender,
Harry Griffin, Holden Bogan, Abner
Waters; John 8. Ezell, Ruf Us Tillotson,
D. Oudd, Frank Wyatt, D. H. Grab?
bling, Elias Belcher, Volney Surratt,
William Grogan. Z. Walker Walls, John
MoMillin, W. H. Cantrell, and J. J.
Tho following persons who were ar?
rested some time ago have been released
Wm. Owens, James E. Lee, Pinkney
George, Russell Brown, colored, and
Jerry McArthur, colored, John Petty,
Peter L. Speck, Daniel Miles, Bruno
Wm. Howerton, who was arrested last
October, and boen in jail ever since- until
last week, was released without bond,
there being no cause for his imprison?
ment. It appears that Mr. Howerton
has been imprisoned only eight months
for nothing.-^Carolina Spartan.
DEATHS.-We regret to announce the
death of Mrs. Hill, the wife of our young
friend and former townsman, Mr. R. E. j
Hill, which occurred at their residence
in this vioinity, on Thursday last. She
was a victim of consumption, the fell de?
stroyer, that seleots as his prey the
brightest and fairest.
Tho friends of Mr. James Gordon, a
well-known and respected citizen of our
vicinity, will be pained to learn of his
death, which occurred last week. He
had long been afllioted with oaucer, the
incurable disease, whose_slow but sure
approaches gradually sap the springs of
life. He was a man of kind heart and
high integrity, and was much esteemed
and respected by'all whoever knew him.
1 Abbeville Banner.
A NOVEL BUT pRAcnoAii IDEA.-It is
perhaps not generally known that the
Augusta water works have been suc?
cessfully applied as a motive power for
tho running of light maohinery. Mr.
James Lu Gow, proprietor of a job
printiug establishment in this oity, using
tho water from au ordinary street pipe,
is enabled to run all his presses at a
great saving of labor and expense.
There are in Augusta various other
branches of industry to which this faot
might be made profitable.
[Chronicle and Sentinel.
The following parties, oharged with
the killing of Mr. Low, at Silver Bluff
Landing, last summer, were tried at
Blackville, on Saturday, namely: Wm.
Simons, O. L. W. Smith, Peter Allen
and Samuel Jenkins. These were all
colored men, aa was every man on the
jury that tried them. Three of the par?
tios were defended by Mr. G. W. Croft,
of Aiken, and one by Mr. W. J. Whip?
per, of Beaufort. The jury brought in
a verdict of manslaughter in the oases of
the accused.-Aiken Journal.
Gen. Roger A. Pryor, a Confederate
general during our late war, and a resi?
dent of New York sinoo, asserts that Au?
gust Belmont's opposition to the ratifica?
tion of the Oinoinuati nominations grows
out of the faot that Mr. Belmont belongs
to the "Syndicate," has large dealings
with the Treasury Department, is on the
best (financial) terms with the Adminis?
tration, and secretly wants such action at
Baltimore as will seoure Grant's re-elec?
Mrs. Sarah G. Sanders, wife of Wm.
Sanders, Esq., oi Rafting Greek, in the
upper portion of Sumter County, died
on Tuesday, the 21st instant, in the
sixty-second year of her age. Mrs, San?
ders hud been a great sufferer, having
been in ill health for twenty years past.
Tho famous Metorio race oourse, near
Now Orleans, has beou bought for tho
purpose of turning it iuto a cemetery,
ut a cost of $120,0U0.
Who Wrote the ConstttaUoat
The followiog communication, whioh
we copy from the May number of the
Southern Magazine, will be read with deep
interest by every Sooth Carolinian:
To the Editor of the Southern Magasine.
Bm: Having read with much interest
a recent communication in a daily paper
on the subjeot of the authorship of the
United States Constitution, I bavo care?
fully examined the journals of the great
Convention whioh framed and adopted
tbat illustrious contract and form of go?
vernment; and have verified tho correct?
ness of the. statements adduced ia thnt
article, viz. : 1. That the original brief
draft or plan of a Federal Constitution
was, ou 29th May, 1787, presented to tho
Convention by that distinguished lawyer,
Charles Pinckney, of South Carolina.
2. That the oompleto roport of the pre?
sent Constitution of tho United Staten
was written and, on 6th August, 1787,
submitted to tho Convention by the
chairman of a speoial committee, tho
eminent statesman and jurist, John Bat
ledge, of South Carolina, who had been
Chief Justice under the old Confedera?
tion, and who had, in the first Conven?
tion of the colonies (held in New York,
in October, 1765, and called the "Stamp
Act Congress,") written the celebrated
memorial to Parliament, and afterwards
the Constitution of South Carolina, of
whioh separate sovereign State he was
President from 1773 to 1773. and was af?
terwards, in 1795, Chief Justice of thc
United States. The descendants ol
those two distinguished statesmen have
claimed for South Carolina, that her
well known interpretation, (being that ol
its author,) as well as that of the great
statesmen Calhoun, MoDiffle, Preston,
Hamilton, and others of South Caroli?
na's ablest men, is to be considered (like
that, also, cf Jefferson und Madison) and
to be accepted as the true construction.
This is a matter of great importance tc
the Sooth, and particularly to South Ca
rodina, where it hos always been con?
tended that the author of the Constitu?
tion must have known more of the true
meaning of its own production than anj
other man, and where his friends and
descendant? well know that he alwayf
claimed the perfect right of any State oi
this Confederacy of Republics to leave
the partnership in the same manner ai
each had entered it, viz. : by the aotioi
of the primordial organic Convention o
tho people of each separate State
(wherein alone the true sovereignty re
sides,) being the supreme constitution
making government-making power. Tin
separate primordial conventions of tin
States of New York, Virginia and Rhodi
Island, in adopting and ratifying thi
United States Constitution, expressly de
dared that they "reserved to themaelve
the right to re-assume the powers dele
gated whenever they should be pervcrtei
to the injury of their people"-in othe
words, the absolute right of secession
which was thus first asserted and maia
fained by tho State of New York as he
reserved and sovereign right.
In regard to the authorship of th
Constitution, it is indeod a remarkabl
fact that this most important questio:
Bborjd have becu so completely neglect
ed and ignored, and that credit shoul
never bavo been given to the distill
guished Rutledge, of South Carolin?
for the composition and completion c
the most admirable form and system c
government (before its recent destruc
tion) that waa ever devised by tho wi?
dom of man; while the author of th
Declaration of Independence has bee
almost deified for that mere deolaratio
of liberty aud separation from th
mother country-a paper certainly h
inferior to his other great declaration <
the sovereign rights of tho States coi
tamed in his celebrated Kentucky resc
lutions of 1798-9. Tho authorship (
the United States Constitution hus bee
usually, and without consideration, a
tributed to Madison, who was styled "tl:
father ?f the Constitution;" whioh d<
signatiou has led to tho belief that th
great production had been composed an
written by him, whereas the troth ii
tbat (us shown by the journals of tl
convention) he was not even upon tl
oommitteo which framed and reporte
the Constitution, but was (as himself di
clares) so constantly occupied in writin
his own journal and commentaries thi
he had not time even to participate, I
any extent, in the debates of the Coi
vention. The title of "father of tl
Constitution" was bestowed upon M
Madison for tho following reasons: :
Beoausoho had first proposed the callie
of the Convention to frame that instri
mont. 2. Because he had so earnest!
and industriously advocated it ia h
able essays ia that admirable work calle
the Federalist. 3. Because ho had c
ably supported and carried its adoptic
in the Virginia Convention against tl
united opposition of all the other mo
distinguished men of Virginia, among
a hom was that great orator and state
man, Patrick Henry, who, with wonde
ful prescience and proph?tie vision, pr
dieted the very infamous state of th i u j
that now exists, and deolared that if tl
Constitution, as it stood, should 1
adopted without further restriotioi
upon the General Government, it wou
result (as it has) in a few leading ni
designing demagogues induoicg Co
press to usurp all power, and to destre
the prerogatives of tho executive ai
thu judiciary. It may be regarded
one of tho signs of the degeneracy ai
demoralization of the present ora th
the importance and value of the Coos
tution in its original purity are so utter
disregarded, and that consequently i
authorship should be equally ignon
and neglected. Still, it is with a linge
iag hope that there may be yot soma ft
patriotio statesmen and scholars wi
would bo ashamed of being ignorant
the authorship of tho greatest politic
produotiou of our oouutry, and wi
would wish to bo able to auswer the co
stantly repeated inquiry of foreignei
"Who wrote tho Constitution of yo
country?" I am, sir, ?Seo.,
Gen. D. H. Hill, editor of the Soulh?
ern Home, published at Charlotte, N. (J.,
We give, to-day, the letter of accept?
ance of Hon. Horace Greeley. There
are some axp'ossious which we would
like to see fltr 10k out. But, on the
whole, it is liberal, oatholio, frank, gene?
rous and manly. We think that the
Baltimore Convention can safely accept
bim with this letter and tho platform
upon which ho Blands. He has come
more than half way, with extended hand,
to meet the estranged and oppressed
Sooth, and we aan consistently, with our
ideas of honor and chivalry, stop for?
ward to wolcome him.
It is simply preposterous to say that
this is an abandonment of principle, or
a stultification of our previous action.
Tho true men of the South rejected the
fourteenth amendment with scorn; it
was calling upon them to ban their most
trusted sons, whom they had put for?
ward to be leaders in their sacred cause.
They could not havG sanctioned this
measure without incurring the reproba?
tion of all honorable ineu, aud without
consigning themselves to everlasting in?
famy. The South rejected the fifteenth
amendment. Sba was prepared to grant
equality before the law in tho eourt
house, but she knew that unlimited suf?
frage among the negroes would make
them the dupes of designing knaves and
result in ourpet-bag rule, roguery and
ruin. If the true men of the South bad
to vote on these wicked measures to?
morrow, they would reject them with the
same scorn and indignation. But disap?
proving a thing before it becomes a law,
and submitting to it afterwards, are very
different malters. The noblest spirits of
the South resisted for four years tho
yoke of the North; but when the Irish
and Germans in the Yankee army proved
too powerful for them they submitted,
in good faitb, and have been the most
law-abiding citizens of tho whole United
States. The lauded property of Great
Britain goes no further back than tbs
Norman conquost. It wa? then acquired
by fraud and violence, but the title to
that property is now held to be indis?
putable. It would be a greater wrong to
attempt to right the wrong than to let it
The Liberal Republicans have forced
Grant to abandon the fourteenth amend?
ment, and we could not, if we would,
disturb the rights acquired under the
fifteenth without agitating the whole
country and destroying the poace of so?
ciety. Lot it puHs. It is not our sin.
Let an era of good feeling be inaugu?
rated by the electiou of Mr. Greeley.
Wc mibt get rid of this thievish bayonet
rule, ciao the South will become a desert.
Tho Democracy of the North cannot un?
derstand our position, for they know
nothing about it. They do not see daily
arrests of our best citizens upon the tes?
timony of brutish negroes or more
brutish whitea. They do not see officers
of the army, gentlemen hy birth and
education, playing bum-baili (TM to gratify
the money greed of dirty United States
Marshals. They do not seo the industry
of the country paralyzed, tho fields and
farms abandoned, homusteads deserted,
und poverty and ruin staring in the faces
of thousand*. They do not hear the
cries of wives and mothers, whuu their
loved ones arc hurried o? to felons' cells.
None of these things are understood bj
them, aud they accuse the South of being
recreant to principle, because she is
ready to accept Mr. Grooloy. We know
certainly that tho election of Gen. Grant
means robbery, outrage and oppression.
We believe that the election of Horace
Greeloy will bring relief. We ore in no
condition to try experiments. It is pos?
sible that a Democrat eau be elected, but
it is not probable. Property, life and
liberty are at stake with us. We cannot
afford to take any risk, and we ought to
Bay to the Northern Democracy ?hat wc
will not lake any!
We believe that it is better for the
South to keep away from Baltimore.
The Northern Democracy would then
seo thu hopelessness of putting up a can?
didate of their own. But if Southern
delegates must go there, let them go re?
solved to win.
Seldom are thoughts of such pregnant
meaning conveyed in words so few and
terso as those we quote) below, taken
from a conversation held with Judge
Black by a correspondent of the Wash?
ington Capital. Speaking of the present
ooudition of affairs under Grant's admi?
nistration, Judge Black said:
As we gain our liberties through revo?
lution, it is a popular error to suppose
that they are lost through violence The
loss comes in the slow, subtle and insidi?
ous encroachment that first rots, and
then it seizes, ns tho boa-coustriotor
slimes over what it swallows. All ?B gone
before we awaken to the danger of its
going, and then comes revolution and
blood to regain what we have willingly
parted with. Now the revenues of the
Government are used to eurioh incorpo?
rated monopolists, legislatures are owned
by railroad companies, Senatorial chairs
are openly sold to the highest bidders,
our courts aro packed aud corrupted,
the Presidency fought over by factions,
while the people are ground down by
heavy taxation so arranged as to rob
from labor to enrioh the capitalists, and
we suffer from hard times that come of
bad government. How muoh longer
this will be borne. God only knows; but
unless human nature is greatly changed,
sooner or later there will be resistsnoe.
This is the opinion of our present con?
dition hold by a ripe statesman, whose
long experience lends weight to his judg?
ment. And this is the state of things
that no small portion of our people
would see again fastened upon the coun?
try for another four years.
Tho Union and American, a Nashville
Democratic organ, regards Vorhoes'
speech os containing all that can bo said
against Greeley, and says his friends
must work in harmony to secure his
nomination at Ballimore.
THE RADICAL REFORMERS.-Oa Mon?
day evening, a crowd assembled in the
beautiful moonlight to hear the speaking
wbioh took place in front of the Repub?
O. O. Bowen led off with a short
speech, mainly directed toward R. E.
Scott. He called to mind the advice he
had given the people in 1870 not to re?
nominate a man who had proved his in?
capacity and dishonesty. All the ills he
had predicted as certain to result from
tho re-election of Scott had been more
than fulfilled. Ten millions had been
added to the dobt of the State, taxes had
been increased, the Stato disgraced by
non-payment of her interest, her bonds
selliug for a quarter of their face, the
schools closed, aud utter bankruptcy in?
evitable. He said the next campaign
would be between - the thieves and the
citizens, and predicted a victory for ho?
He was followed by R. O. DeLarge,
who seemed to speak only beoause Bowen
had done so. The main point of his re?
marks was that the white man was
"mighty uncertain," and that the co?
lored men should stick to their own race
iu the selection of officers.
Gen. Smalls was then called for, and
gave a slashing speech in favor of a
more careful scrutiny of tho character of
the next State ticket. He said that
Scott, Parker, Neaglo and Chamberlain
were responsible for the fraud and mis?
management rampant in the State.
These men were found by the Republi?
can party poor and unknown; they were
elevated to the highest offices, which
they had prostituted to their own ad?
vantage, and new v?ero millionaires.
Snob men wero soon to be hurled from
power by au indignant people. There
were some of this same kidney in Beau?
fort County. Men who had been en?
trusted with office, bat had UBed their
positions to acquire wealth. On the
small per diem of members fortunes had
apparently been aooumolated. These
would be attended to during the canvass.
W. J. Whipper was then loudly called
for. He excused himself from speaking,
but promised to give the people an ac?
count of what had become of the taxes
during the campaign.
The people seemed to enjoy the meet?
ing hugely, and oheered each of the
speakers with great impartiality. The
significant point of the speeches was that
all harped upon the one string-reform.
A COMPLIMENT INDEED.-Speaking of
the old-lino party leaders of the South,
G. A. Townsend 6ays:
' Did you ever think what a great race
oj men live at the South, to have been
subject to the licentious and profligate
contact of slavery for twonty genera?
tions, and still preserve such energies
and co much manly character? We miss
them from onr public counsels to-day.
How capable and direct they were in
foreign diplomacy-courtesy and chi?
valry, truth and death, in their address!
Then, slaveholders as wo were, the
world knew that we said no moro than
what we meant. We did net needlessly
irritate our peers among tho nations
with sardonic sentences like Bancroft
Davis' With the glove in his hand,
and tho tal ii of u king's herald, the
Southerner made his proposition to the
foreiguer. Of him, it might be said as
of Cromwell: 'While he lived, no Dutch?
man swept the narrow seas! No Castle
raaines dishonored the high places I
Vice and folly trembled in his eye, and
all good things lay safe beneath his
mighty Bhadowl' "
FATAL POISONING BY CATERPILLARS.
The Trentou (Tenn.) News bears that
five persons have died in Skullbone, Gib?
son County, in consequence of eating
fish caught in a river into which cater?
pillars had fallen and been swallowed by
the fish. Also, that an infant while
crawling on tho floor picked up a cater?
pillar, and before its mother could pre?
vent it, swallowed it, from which the
child died in loss than two hours. The
family, to test whether caterpillars were
poisonous, put ono in soma dongh aud
gave it to a dog, which also died it a few
Tho speech of Congressman Voorhees
against Greeley was widely circulated by
the supporters of Gen. Grant. The
ooutest by the two wings of the Repub?
lican party for Democratic votes is lively
and interesting. So the Democrats are
not the monsters that the Republican
fancy painted them, after all.
A lady in Cnlpoper, Virginia, recently
presented her husband with three fine
boys, and named one after General Lue,
one after General Beauregard and one
after Generul Jackson.
A Texas negro murderer, recently
taken out to be hanged, put the rope
around his neck and kicked himself into
eternity without waiting for the cere?
D irren ER'S LIGHTNING FLV-KILLER
Bweepa them off and dears the house
speedily. Try it. Sold by dealers every?
where. A 30 ii 2 m
SIXTEEN YEARS or BOOOESS.-. In 1858, tho
now famous MOBTAKO LINIMENT was first
made known to tho public by an extensive
system of advertising. From that time to
the present the demand for it has boon atoad
ilj iucreaaiug uutil it has taken the load of
all embrocations, lotions, ointments, and
other extornal remodies, imported or domes
tio, ovor introduced into the American mar?
ket. In the most celebrated raoing and trot?
ting stablos, in the establishments of stago
and city oar companion, and in tho stables of
privata gouMemen, it is tho only recognized
cure for such diseases of the horse as require
outward Uoatmont. Nor is it less valuable
as a local application for ?orne of the moat
distressing complaints to which man is sub?
ject. Rheumatism, stiffness of tho Joints,
neuralgia, soro throat, tumors, wens, ear?
ache, tooth- aoho, j ?old to its paiu-subduiug,
counter-irritant properties, aud burns, loalus
and cuts aro homed with incredible rapidity
undor ita operation.
f l OOO reward is offered by tho proprietor of
Dr. l'ioroo's Golden Medical Discovory for a
me.heine that will equal it in the ouro of
bronchitis, severe Coughs, and the oaily
stages of Consumption. M 10$3
Cm MATT Bits.-The price of single
oopiep of the PHCBNIX is five cents.
Aunt Clarissa Tacker (or Ward, as she
is generally known,) is slowly recovering
from a severe spell of siokness.
We are indebted to the Marshals of
Wake ForeBt College, N. C., for a card
of invitation to the commencement ex?
ercises on the 25th, 26th an ? 27th Jane.
Mr. P. H. Joyner, of Ihe Exchange
House, yesterday, furnished the PHOENIX
with a liberal sample of what he
furnishes his patrons for lunch every
day. Ono and all thank him for his at?
This might bo aptly termed Dolly
Varden weather, variegated with patches
of sun-Bhine and a black olondy over
Private letters from Chester and York
indicate that the white citizens are a
unit for Greeley and Brown.
Greeley and Gratz-Brown Bands and
The pleasant weather, yesterday, car?
ried many persona to the garrison
grounds. The following is the pro?
gramme fer this afternoon:
Grand Duchess Quickstep. Offenbach.
Aria Somiramide. Bossini.
Quadrille Ohne Sitel. Strauss.
Selection from Fra Diavolo. Auber.
Friendship Galop. Strauss.
Wo are eredibly informed that many ^
planters and producers are deterred from fl
coining to Columbia through fears of a "
license tax. State Auditor Calnan as- J
sures us that these fears are groundless; *
therefore, we hope our country friends
will bring their products to market. In?
terested parties are making these state?
ments for their own advantage, we have
reason to believe.
0. O. Martindale, Esq., has been ap?
pointed a member of the Board of
Health in Ward No. 4, vice Dr. J. W.
PARDONED.-Georgiana Brooks, con?
victed of larceny at the session of the
Circuit Court in Newberry, in January
last, and sentenced to six months' im?
prisonment, was pardoned on tho 24th.
Robert Perrin, Giles Pride and Spenoer
Hagood, convicted of arson before the
Circuit Court at Columbia, Jone, 1869,
and sentenced to ten years' imprison?
ment, were pardoned on the 27th.
INT EH EST i NO Tm AL.-We learn from
the Dispatch that the trial of Simon
Black, Jake Johnson and Solomon
Noophlet, charged with the murder of
Mr. M. H. Harman, who was killed in
December last, is going on before Judge
Melton, at Lexington. Mr. Nathaniel
Barnwell and Messrs. Meetze and Bice
appear for the State, and Messrs. T. H.
j Cooke, J. W. Tradewell and B. I. Boone
defend the prisoners.
says that shame is a great restraint apon
the sinners at first; but that soon falls
off, and when they have once lost their
innocence, their modesty is not likely to
be long troublesome to them.
Mississippi and Tennessee are each
spelled with only four different letters of
the alphabet, although one contains
eleven letters and the other nine.
Noses aro worn rather shorter than
formerly, with an inclination to tarn up.
Ears are no w worn on both sides tho
head-one on each side-and those of
pink color are preferred. Hair is again
Chinamen are growing civilized. They
now drink their lager straight in New
York, and enjoy it.
Fame is like a shaved pig with a
greased tail, and it is only after it has
?lipped through the hands of some thou
sands that some fellow, by good luck,
holds on to it.
It is now proposed that those ladies
who wish to wear a real hair mattress on
their head, surmounted by several stories
of hat, with a parterro of flowers to
crown the whole, shall insert in their
head-dress for the theatre an opera glass
to rest on the top of tho head, ranging
fore and aft, so that gentlemen sitting
behind them can seo through it to the
It's only the shoe that knows whether
Ibo stocking has holes, say? a Haytien
proverb. How about the toes?
Articles of silvor offered as wedding
presents have been voted not exactly
vulgar, but' uncultivated and unrefined.
Instead of these, works of art, statuary
and paintings, "something abont which
a sentiment can be entwined," are
henceforth to be the things to proffer to
A woman's heart is the only trao plate
for a man's likeness. An instant gives
an impression that an age bf sorrow and
change cannot efface.
lu rural New York, they are getting
up "wood choppers' dabs," with whito
hat uniform, in the Greeley interest.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Communication Acacia Lodge.
P. F. Frazee-Sheriff's Sale.
C. F. Jackson-Keep Cool.