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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning, July 12, 1872.
Mona Scrip Cato.
The Oase of the State cf Sooth Caro?
lina ex relatione Edwin F. Gary, as State
Auditor vs. Niles O. Parker, as State
Treasurer, and others as County Trea?
surers, came up for argament before
Judge Willard in tho Supreme Court,
yesterday. It is.a oaso of grava impor?
tance and of much interest to the peo?
ple of the State and to her creditors
abroad, inasmuch as it involves the va?
lidity of the Act known as the Clue
Ridge Bond Scrip Aet, which adds hun?
dreds of thousands of dollars to the
already bloated debt of the State. The
object of the snit is.to prohibit the State
and County Treasurers from receiving'
the scrip in payment of taxes. Messrs.
Pope & Haskell represent the State
Auditor, Jadge Magrath, we anderstand,
represents a Mr. Wesley, who is, a New
York capitalist, interested in the va?
lidity of the sorip, upon whiob, as col?
laterals, he has advanced a considerable
amount, Messrs. Chamberlain and Mel
ton the State and County Troasnrers,
and Mr. Corbin the oity of Charleston.
Only Mr. Pope and Jadge Magrath were
The gronnds of Mr. Pope's argument
were: First. That the Act of Assembly
authorizing tho "omission" of the reve?
nue bond scrip did not contemplate that
the delinquent taxes of past fiscal years
should be paid in each currency. Se
oond. That the Act itself and the
emission of the bond sorip ander it by
the State Treasnrer is against the Con?
stitution of the State. Third. That the
Act is in violation of the Constitution of
the United States. In support of the
first ground, Mr. Pope maintained that
tho Acta of previous years authorizing
the levy and collection of taxes, under
which the delinquent taxes are now due.
prescribed the kinds of currency in
whiob. they were to be paid; that there
is no repealing claase in the Act of
1872 whiob allows the payment of taxes
to be made in the new sorip, and not a
word to show that it was intended lo
apply to any other taxes than those of
the present and of futuro fisoal years;
and that to allow past due taxes to be
paid in the bond sorip would be to pot n
bonus upon defaulters, who would
thereby.be enabled to discharge in de?
preciated currency what more prompt
and better citizens were compelled to pay
in gold or sound currency.
Upon the question of the illegality of
the Act, as violating the Constitution of
the State, Mr. Pope proceeded to show
that the Constitution expressly directs
that for ordinary expenses the Legisla?
ture shall get funds by taxation alone,
and for extraordinary expenses only by
. the issue of bonds in amounts not
smaller than $50, and that there is no
authority whatever for these revenue
bond scrips or anything of their nature.
The argument of Mr. Pope on this
point seems to us to apply also with
great force to the millions of honda
which have been issued by the present
administration, and promises a relief
from them without recourse to the dis?
tasteful remedy of repudiation. These
bonds, some $11,000.000 in all, have
been issued, with a small exception, to
meet no extraordinary expenses, even
ostensibly, but to aid the treasury and
provide for alleged defioionoes in the
oarrent revenue of the State. They
have been issued, therefore, in plain
violation of the Constitution, and are,
therefore, void, and can constitute no
obligation upon the State, even if they
had been put upon tho market in good
faith and without fraud.
Bat to the case under discussion.
Upon his third point, Mr. Pope cited
that section of the Constitution of the
United States prohibiting the States
from issuing bills of credit, and then
went on to show, by argument and au?
thor i ties, that the revenue bond sorip
were bills of credit in the sense that the
Jndge Magrath followed Mr. Pope,
maintaining tho validity of the Act in
question, and combatting the views of
Mr. Pope, that these revenue bond sorip
were "bills of orodit," saoh ss are pro?
hibited by the Constitution of the Gene?
ral Government. This is a technical
question, and was argued with much
skill by Jadge Magrath on behalf of his
Judge Willard, however, seemed to
have very well settled convictions that
tho bond sorip are bills of orodit. In
foot, he declared as much to the counsel,
and begged that they wonld address
themselves specially to the point. Tho
bond sorip, as he conceived, being plain?
ly intended to answer all the ordinary
uses of a oirooluting medium, and ac?
knowledging a debt doo and to be paid,
are certainly as mach bills of credit as
anything could be.
After Judge Magrath fininhed, the
court adjourned till to-morrow, when
the other counsel will be heard.
Joe an tn? Wnr-Palh Afinln.
We hear that Joe Crews has returned
to Laurens County at last, and has taken
with him a lot of drums and sach like
military accompaniments. We presume
Joe intends to mnke an effort to dram up
bis scattered militia legions, who haye
not been heard from since the culmina?
tion of the bitter feelings whiob their
previous mis doings created iu the bloody
affray at Laarens Court House in the fall
of 1870. At that time Joe Crews made
a rapid aud rather ignominious flight to
Columbia, where he bas been living in a
sort of exile ever sinco-and, wo believe,
bas never once revisited Laurens County
We suggest to Joe, who, wo are chari?
tably inolined to thick, is acting more
froLM want of senso than from any
malicious or revengeful intention, that
ho had better loove drums and .Spring?
field rifles and such like things alone.
la a military line he has not reaped any
very enviable glory hitherto, nor been
instrumental in conferring any benefits
apon his friends and constituents. His
lawless and nnruly militia caused the
loath of several unfortunate colored
men in 1870, and has thrown scores of
svhito men into dungeons and forced
sthers into exile. There is no necessity
for their reorganization now, ami-it may
breed again similar evils to those of the
past. The days of military interference
in civil affairs are drawing to a close.
The people of the whole country are
nek of it, and are determined to put an
3nd to it.
Hon. A. S. Merrimon, the Conserva?
tive candidate for Governor of North Ca?
rolina, publishes a card in reference to a
scurrilous paper, extensively circulated
in that State, under tho frank of Sena?
tor John Fool, from which wo extract
I deem it due to the people and myself
to say for the benefit of any such as
might be misled by it, that in so fur as it
refers to myself, the paper is iu every
material respect absolutely false, scandal?
ous and libelous, and I believe it is so in
reference to the other gentlcmeu so as?
In vindication of myself against this
wanton attack, it is my purpose to bring
suit against Mr. Pool in the Superior
Court of Wake County, reserving to my?
self the right to toke such other steps in
the future os may be deemed proper. I
am more than willing that the truth shall
bo ascertained by a judicial tribunal, for
the better satisfaction of the publie, and
to the end that professional politicians
may learn that they cannot assail innocent
men in snch a savage way, with impuni?
ty. I will give Mr. Pool the opportuni?
ty to make the charges in this anony?
mous paper good, if be can do it.
SOUTHERN' SECURITIES DULL. - The
Now York Herald, of Tuesday, says:
The Southern State bonds were gene?
rally dull and steady. The South Caro?
linas were irregular, the old bonds being
firm and higher and the new weak and
lower, tho July issues falling to 27%.
A meeting of the bond-holders was held
to-day, at which the assertion was made
that the floating debt of the State had
been increased a couple of millions by
the issuo of certificates of indebtedness.
This statement caused tho decline in the
new bonds. On the other hand, the
holders of the old bonds were quito san?
guine of their ability to compel the State
to pay them their interest. Hence the
firmer feeling noted in the latter securi?
Marshal Forey waa buried with great
state in Paris on June 21. His body
was taken on the previous day to tho
chapel of the Invalides, where a splen?
did catafalque had been erected. It was
constructed of black wood and polished
steel, and roso to the height of some
twenty feot. It was covered with tapers,
and surmounted at each corner with the
white marble statue of a weeping wo?
man leaning over three large tri-colors,
edged with gold fringe and shrouded in
crape. At its base lay the Marshal's
ooffio, oovered over with black, and dis?
playing the insignia of the deceased sol?
dier. Round the catafalque, and in
other parts of the sanotaary, lamps of
green'spirit gave forth a pale and flicker?
ing light, whioh enhanced the mystic
effect Of the scene. Above it descended
in stately folds an awning of black, em?
broidered with white, and the whole of
the chapel was hang with the same co?
lors and gorgeously lighted. After the
asnal church ceremony, the body was
escorted by the fonr pall-bearers-Mar?
shals McMahon, Oanrobert, Rigault de
Genonilly and Bataille-to the gate,
past whioh the troops defiled for more
than ap hour, saluting aB they came in
sight. . The body WOB then romoved to
the vaults of the Invalides. The most
remarkable feature of the whole cere?
mony was the indifference shown by the
Parisians. Scarcely 500 were present.
The Abbeville Debating Society dis?
cussed, at its meeting, on Monday night
last, tho question, "Whioh is the most
beneficial to mankind, the steam engine
or tho printing press?" It was decided
in favor of the steam engine. At which
decision we protest, and suppose that we
will bo sustained by all the printers in
the country, Horace Greeley included.
The president of the society certainly
does not expect* to get office from the
"white hat" administration.
[Press and Banner.
WRITINGS OF DB. THOBNWJSLL.-The
following notice of Dr. Thornwoll's
works, which appeared some monthB ago
in the New York Tribune, will be read
with interest by the friends of the late
author in the South. Some expressions
in the article show, unmistakably, says
the Presbyterian Index, that it is written
from a Northern point of view. Bat
with tho exception of this, and of the
further faot, that the writer betrays an
entiro ignorance of the gentler and love?
lier qualities for which the character of
Dr. Tboruwoll wua distinguished, the
article is a gocd one, und shows a high
appreciation of the groat Southern theo?
The Collected Writings of James Hen?
ley Tbornwell, D. D., LL D. Edited
by John B. Ad ger, D. D. 2 vole. , 8vo.
pp. G59, 622. Riubmond. Presbyterian
Committee of Publication.
The Presbyterian Church iu this coun?
try can boust of few moro profound
thinkers, more erudite sch ol u rs, or moro
acute and subtle reasoners, uinung thu
illustrious names which adorn her histo?
ry, than tho eminent diviue wboHu works
are now published in a collective form.
Dr. Tbornwell was rernarkublu for Iii?
devotion to olasBicul ?tudies; ho was .sin?
gularly learned in the philosophies of
anoieut Greece; his interest in thu specu?
lative theories of the olden timo was no
less ardent than if he had not been so
devoted an adhorent of tho doctrines of
revelation; but it was as an advocate of
the theological system of Calvin und thu
Westminster Assembly, that bo stood
most conspicuous amoug the cultivated
and able men of his day. A strong con?
servative both in bin tastes and hin con?
victions, he had no sympathy with the
course of modern innovation. He clung
to the creeds and confessions of his an?
cestors with a tenacity of which there ure
few such uncompromising examples at
the present day. His chosen home wus
in the boaom of tbe Presbyterian Church,
mid everything outside of that was a
barren desert. A mora vigorous defend?
er of the discipline and dootrine of that
communion has not been fouud within
Dr. Thornwell was largely endowed
with the positive element. Ho wus no
friend of compromise or concession.
Never a half-way man iu any sense of
the word, he stood upon bis convictions
with a firmness that amounted to appa?
rent intolerance. He bad no patience
with tho soft charity that is bland alike
to truth and error. It wus probably the
ardor of faith, and unshakable self-con?
fidence that led him to take an active
part in Southern politics, and by his
potent eloquence, as well as by his
weight of character, to exert a pernicious
influence in urging the people of South
Carolina to rebellion, and in fanning the
passions which tempted them to ruin
after the commencement of the war.
Io theology, also, he was essentially a
polemic. He girded on his armor, not
so much to defend himself, as to fight.
His manner, indeed, was always courte?
ous; he breathed too pure an air of
scholarship to descend to the coarse and
vulgar arts of controversy; but be loved
to strike, and to strike hard blow?. Of
this there is abundant proof in the pre?
sent volnmes. They are the first of a
series, which is to ue completed in six
volnmes, four of thurn containing his
theological works, to bo published by
the Presbyterian Church in the United
States, and th? remaining two to consist
of his miscellaneous productions, mostly
of a metaphysical, political, or religious
character. The volumes now issued are
devoted mainly to an exposition of sys?
tematic theology from the Calvinistic
point of view, with ethical discussions o?
various correlated topics, and tbe "Dis?
courses on Truth," which at once com?
manded a wide influence at the time of
their original publication as a separate
work. The substantial contents of these
volumes will present a strong appeal to
the energy and resolution of the theo?
logical reader. They cannot be mas?
tered without strenuous study. They
open a field of thought which suggests
the dreary speculations of a past uge,
without the allurements of a mellower
dispensation. But whoever wishes to
make an excursion into the thorny wil?
derness of Cal vauistic theology will find
a stalwart and courageous leader in the
author of this significant work.
TERRIBLE CALAMITY TO EDGEFIELD
PEOPLE IN THE WEST.-Some fifteen
years ago, Henry M. Quattlebum, Esq.,
of one of our most respectable families,
a brother of those estimable oitizens, still
with us, Col. Wm. and Capt. Peter
Quattlebum, and of the late Col. John
Quattlebum, so long tax collector of our
District, moved from Edgefield to tho
West. And very recently oomes to ns
the fearful news of the destruction of his
home by fire, and the perishing of him?
self and his daughter in the flames. He
lived near Pine Bluff, Arkansas; and on
the night of the 29th of June, bis dwell?
ing, a large two-story building, was con?
sumed by fire. Of his six children, five
were rescued from the flames; but a
daughter of fourteen years, being left in
the upper story, the unhappy father
went to seek her, and both perished.
This is terrible and effecting! Every?
thing in tbe honse fell a prey to tbe de?
vouring element. The widow and five
children are left alone. Bat not, it
would seem, without friends. On tbe
day of the funeral, the neighbors con?
tributed among themselves $(300, which
they handed to the unfortunate wife.
Truly God tempers the wind to tho
shorn lamb.-Edgefield Advertiser.
The brothreu of Hiram Lodge, No.
68, A. P. M., at Anderson Court House,
on tho evening of tho 21th ultimo, St.
John's Day, presented James A. Hoyt,
the editor of the Auderson Intelligencer,
with a beautiful Past Muster's jewel, as
a token of respect for him ns a mau uud
I a Mason.
ACCOSTA, GA., Joly 10, 1872.
MESSRS. EDITORS: No more strange
and interesting faot occurs to your true
South Carolinian, "native and to the
manner born," on his first arrival in Au?
gusta to-day, than the complete and
wonderful metamorphosis whioh he feels
has suddenly taken place within him and
around bim. A few turns of tho wheels,
a puff and a shriek from the iron horse,
the width of a river, aud nil is changed.
Instead of official plunder, tyranny aud
taxation, amounting to confiscation, he
socs a wisse, efficient and economic ad?
ministration of public affairs; instead of
mid-night robbery, arson and murder,
law aud order prevailing; instead of tho
Ku Klux Klan and carpet-baggers, a
Government respected und willingly
obeyed. Tho effects of this fortunato
state of things can eusily bo iinngiued.
lu thc minds of the people restored con?
fidence in an honest, energetic* and
efficient Government, a revival of thu
virtue, patriotism nud honor of this old
commonwealth, und people aud rulers,
governing and governed, co-operating in
the common cause of social aud indus?
trial development. Happy Georgia!
Would wo could but say tho same of our
Palmetto State. But nil despera tal um.
Tho day of deliverance for ber, too, is
fast dawning. Such, at least, were some
of the impressions and tho reflections
culled forth by a short stay nt Augusta,
in the minds of a small party of ex?
cursionists from Columbia, including
Accustomed as we, as Columbians, ure
to broad streets and tall trees, wo were
still most favorably impressed on a stroll
through the city by Augusta's wide and
orderly streets, with their broad side?
walks, crossing each other at right
angles, uud largely adorned by magnifi?
cent avenues of lofty shade trees, which
afford tho most delightful, refreshing
und conveuiont pleasure promenades.
Greene street, the evening resort of the
famous Augusta belles, is a continuous
park, with its double row of stately
shade trees, of the most symmetrical and
attractive growth, and arching out so as
fr?1 ?a a perfect dome of the moat enliven
green. Broad street is tho principal
bu. mess thoroughfare, near the centre
of which, in front of Girardey's Opera
House, is located tho hospitable aud
commodious private boarding house of
Mrs. Calhoun, where your correspond?
ent is for the timo comfortably aud
pleasantly lodged, and whioh forms the
chief resort of those who seek first class
accommodations, and, ut the same lime,
desire to spend a few days agreeably and
socially in Augusta. Beyond these
limits, double rows of lofty shade trees
extend for some distance, while here, us
"in Greene street, noble residences, re?
cessed from the street, and surrounded
by the most beautifully laid out gardens,
remind us of by-gone days of peace aud
plenty, nod betoken that Augusta was
spared the dismal fate of heir sister, fair
Among the numerous fine stores in the
business portion of Broad street, the
very extensive and well-assorted furni?
ture warehouse of Messrs. Platt ?fc Bro?
thers, the largest establishment of the
kind in the South; the fashionable milli?
nery establishment of Mrs. Leckie, and
last but not least the magnificent newly
opened dry goods store of James A. Gray
&. Co. seemed to,me especially worthy of
notice. The latter buildiug, while not as
large and extensive as Shiver's, may yet,
in point of the beauty and symmetry of
its architectural design, and in the scale
of grandeur and usefulness in whioh the
interior is fitted out, challenge compari?
son with any building of its kind, not
only in Georgia or South Carolina, but
in tho United States. In this business
portion are also several of the best b?tele
of the city, among them the Globe and
the Augusta-which latter can accommo?
date GOO guests, and has received high
reputation with the traveling public.
Tho total population of Augusta at tin
last census was 15,380-whites, 8.99G
From the bell-tower the city is seen tc
occupy the centre of an extended plane,
on the South-west bauk of theS.tvanual
River, and to be surrounded on all sidet
by piuo-olud hills.
On last Saturday your corresponden!
visited the City Hall, where he was verj
courteously received and every facility
was extended to him for a full survey ol
this building, which ranks first amoDt
the various public edifices of the city
both as regards its uses and its attractivt
and massive architecture. The building
is located in the centre of a beautifu
grove of majestic oaks. Attractivi
fountains, with myriad jets, adorn th?
Greene street front of the park, tin
beauty of which is still further enhancet
by a luxuriant growth of grass and taste
fully laid out walks. The first story con
tains, beside the offices of the severa
officials, the sleeping quarters of th?
polioe force, whioh are kept strictly neat
The second story contains tho cour
room, and in the third the City Connci
Chamber, a very large and handsomely
arranged room, whiob contains quito i
number of fine oil paintings, the fines
being a life-size, full-length portrait o
Washington, from an original picture b;
Peel. A smaller portrait of Lafayette i
remarkable for the truthfulness of it
execution. We had the pleasure o
being present at the parado of tho polie
force in tho City Hall grounds. Tho:
number forty privates. Subjected, ns the;
are, to tho most rigid discipline, r?gul?t
ly trained in military drill, handsome);
uniformed iu Confederate grey, am
comprising tho finest specimens o
vigorous manhood, uud most of thee
old Confederate soldiers, every ono
white mau aud a citizen of Augusta
they form a corps of men whoso soldier!
bearing and efficient efforts in behalf c
law and order aro not excelled by an
similar force in the country.
CITY MATTERS.-The prioe of single
oopies of the PHOENIX is five cents.
At a regular meeting of Gaza Lodge,
No. 16, L O. B. B., the following of?
ficers were installed for the ensuing
term: P. Epstin, P.; Jacob Snlzbnoher,
V. P.; David Epstio, M.; Tobias Frank?
lin, Secretary; J. Goldsmith, F. S. ;
Moses Davin, Treasurer; G. A. Visanski,
A. M. ; Isaac Moses, W.
Tho attention of gas consumers is di?
rected to the notico of Secretary and
Treasurer of Gas-light Company.
The committeo to solicit subscriptions
for the purchase of a new truck for the
Phrxaix Axe, Hook and Ladder Com?
pany will call upon our citizens for their
assistance in a few days.
Nover write a letter with a poncil, as
you can nover tell when a trivial note
may become a matter of great impor?
tance. Through the illegibility of a
hasty penciled note an Illinoisan lost a
case ut law involving $10,060.
The stockholders of the Union Sav?
ings Bank, of this city, at a meeting
held on Weduesday, elected the follow?
ing directors: Messrs. J. P. Southern,
J. H. Kicard, John Agnew, Sr., lt. C.
Shiver, Gt orge Symmers, John D. Cald?
well, and Augustus Cooper.
"A State Under the Hammer," is the
title of an article in the Springfield Re?
publican on South Carolina. It might
have said "under a pile-driver."
"Baggage smashers," whose muscles
bad commenced to wither, and whose
bands bad partially forgot their cunning,
iu having uothiug but "drummers"' va?
lises to practice on, are now feeling more
cheerful us the rush to the watering
The members of tho Pbouix Axe,
Hook and Ladder Company are request?
ed to call at Straus & Bro.'s store, to
make arrangements for procuring their
Tbe New York Herald bas despatched
an expedition to tr. ce tho source of the
Mississippi River. Now for an expedi?
tion to find tho explorer, a la Stanley.
"To-morrow" is the day on which lazy
folks work and fools reform.
The most desirable position just now
is to drive an ice cart and take the heated
i term coolly.
Qov. Scott has appointed R. G. Ses?
sions Auditor for Horry County.
The thermometer at the Pollock House
ranged as follows, yesterday: 7 A. M., 71;
12 M., 89; 2 P. M., 89; 7 P. M., 81.
Tho following is the programme ol
music by the band of the 18th Infantry
at the garrison parade ground, this after?
noon, at 5 o'clock:
Scene et Arm, Nebuchadnezzar
Selections from Le Petit Faust-Herve,
Over Sticks and Stones Galop-Faust
OUB AGENTS IN CHARLESTON.-Th?
advertising agency of Messrs. Walker
Evans & Cogswell, represented by Ros
well T. Logan, Esq., ia the only author
ized agency for this paper in Charleston
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tba Norther
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; closes 12.0
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.3
I P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Char les to
night mail opens 7.00 A. M.; closes 6.1
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 F
M.; doses 6.00 A. M. Western open
and closes 1.30 P. M. Wilmington open
2.30 P. M.: closes 11.30 A. M. O
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
PHCSNIXIANA.-The law of jaries
"Many aro called, but few are ohosen.
If a woman should go through colleg
and take a degree, conld she bo a Bach?
lor of Arts?
Why is the figure 9 like a peacock
Because it's nothing without its tail.
As it is the characteristic of great wi!
to say m ooh in a few words, so it is (
small wits to talk maoh to say nothing.
Often do we think when we ought t
set, and act when it behooves ns to ri
fleet; henoe caution is frequently as fati
An advertiser in one of the papei
says he has a cottage to let containin
eight rooms and an aore of land.
Some men are like cats. You ma
stroke the fur the right way for yean
and hear nothing bat parring; bat ace
dentally tread on the tail, and all m
mory of former kindness is obliterate!
Civility costs nothing and buys ever;
Melancholy attends on the best joys i
a merely ideal life.
Some of the fools at Long Bruuch a:
paying eight dollars a day for board.
A mac that don't know anything wi
tell it tho first time he gets a chance.
Tho best people aro not only tl
happiest, but the happiest people a
usually tbe best.
Loving wife at the sea-shore: "Tl
horrid surf makes me keep my moul
nhut." Sarcastio husband: "Take son
of it homo with you."
A correspondent describes a process
in kitchen economy which is of special
service to the house-keeper during these
warm days. In such weather, it is
almost impossible to prevent the un?
timely melting of the quantity of ice
usually purchased by a smnll family.
Very few refrigerators serve to keep it
from wasting more than half. To stop
this waste, our correspondent directs
thut au envelope of flannel and newspa?
pers should be placed about the mass of
icc. This envelope, of whioh the news?
papers nre the most important part, is
said to be perfectly effective. Here's
another proof of the great powers of
journalism. Almost any newspaper will
do-except Grant's own; that would be
apt to soil tho ice beyond the possibility
of use, besides being itself too tepid.
COMMUTATION OF SENTENCES.-Jacob
Johnston aud Solomon Norphet, co?
lored, convicted at the last term of the
Court of General Sessions for Lexing
ington County, for the homicide of Mr.
AI. H. Harmon, of said County, and
sentenced to be hung on the 26th of
August next, bave had their sentences
commuted by Gov. Scott, to imprison?
ment at hard labor for life in the Sooth
Carolina Penitentiary, upon the recom?
mendation of Jadge Melton end many
citizens of the County. Judge Melton,
the presiding Judge at the trial, in his
recommendation to the Governor for a
commutation of their sentences, says:
The petitioners, with one Simon
Black, were convicted at the May term
of tbo court, at Lexington C. H. The
evidence against Samuel Black, and in
part his own volnntary confession, was
conclusive. These confessions directly
implicated Norphet and Johnston, and
doubtless coutribnted to their convic?
tion. Upon one occasion, the confes?
sions of Black were made by himself, in
the absence of the other parties; and as
against the latter oonld not be pot in
evidence; whilst against Black himself,
it was clearly competent. I cantioned
the jury very earnestly not to weigh the
evidence against Johnston and Norphet.
This caution, so difficult to observe, I
nm satisfied was not obeyed. I do not
seriously doubt au to the guilt of all of
these parties, but believe Black to be
the chief criminal; and I believe, farther,
that if Norphet and Johnston bad been
assisted by any measure of personal or
social influence, they would not have
been convicted. I shall be satisfied that
the law, in this instance, will be ade?
quately vindicated if the Governor should
decide to commute the sentence of Nor?
phet and Johnston to imprisonment for
life in the ?uuth Carolina Penitentiary.
HOTEL ABRIVALS, July ll, 1872.-Nickerson
House-J E Erwin, N C; J L Waldron, B & O
K lt; KA Weston, 8 W Lanham, Texas; E
Tweedy. W M Jackson, Augusta; H Terry,
Columbia-, 0 C Puffer, Union; J M Beigler,
Newberry; A A Moore, Camden: E T Weat,
Charleston; A A N M Taylor, Charlotte.
Columbia Hotel-E W Mercer, 8 C; W Gur?
ney, L E Johnson, H H Williams, A 8 Smith,
Charleston; 8 Walron, Edgefield; CHSohulk
ou, N C; Q- Holmes, Beaufort; J A Mobry,
Tenn; H Mciver, Cheraw; Mrs L L Dargan,
Mrs L E Williamton, WP Dargan, Darlington;
F F Whitehead, U 8 A; HD Gilbert, W & A lt
B; 8 Place, Camden: J O Wintrier, Ga; J A
Leland and two daughters, Miia L Shaw, Lau?
rens; W D Kennedy, 8 O B R.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
R. W. Shand-Sommons.
R. A. Keenan-Coal.
House and Lot for Sale.
J. A. Gray-Dry Goods.
Independent Fire Company.
A SHOCKING TBAQEDY-Two BOYS
MUHDES THEIR MOTHER.-One of the
mjst atrocious crimes ever perpetrated
in this country was enacted ut West
Point oa last Sunday morning. A mo?
ther of seven children was murdered by
her two sons, aged twelve and sixteen
years, at their own home, at West Point,
Iowa. The lady, Mrs. Wahrer, had
parted from her husband, Dr. Wahrer,
some time before, and on learning of her
husband's absence from home, took this
opportunity of visiting ber children.
Saturday afternoon she expressed a de?
sire to return to her home, where she
was working-at the Reform School
bat the two boys prevailed upon her to
remain until Snnday morning, promis?
ing to take her home. She Btayed, and
at 5 A. M. Snnday the two boys mur?
dered her, stabbing her in the back,
breast and throat. After killing her
they dragged her body to the barn and
covered it with hay. The youngest son
then started on horseback for Fort Madi?
son, to telegraph to his father, who was
to come home, that one of the children
was very sick. He then returned home.
The two boys reported in the afternoon
of the killing of their mother, stating
that it was done in self defence, and gave
themselves up. They are now in safe
[Keokuk (Iowa) Constitution, 2d.
ACCIDENT TO A SOLDIER.-On Friday
night last, Sergeant Keating, of Troop
L, Seventh Cavalry, fell from one of the
third-story windows of the Rose Hotel
building, in v/hioh a number of soldiers
are quartered. He fell into the garden
of Gen. Law, whioh adjoins the build?
ing. In the descent, about ten feet
from the ground, he came in contact
with the branches of a peach tree, whioh
broke the force of the fall, and probably
prevented instant death. He sustained
some severe internal injuries, but the
indications aro that no serious result
will ensue, and that in a few weeks he
will recover from the injuries.
[ Yorkville Enquirer,
"The glorious Fourth," in Abbeville,
passed off quietly, without anything to
remind one of tho anniversary of Ame?