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LONDON, Joly 20.-Advices from St.
Petersburg state that tho cholera epi?
demic is gradually making its way from
the Eastern provinces, and is gaining a
foot-hold in the central aud Western
portions of the empire. Mosoow is now
suffering from its ravages, and the dis?
ease there has assumed a most malignant
form. The proportion of deaths to re?
coveries is placed at eight to one. This
terrible fatality has created a panic
among the inhabitants. Thousands of
the better classes aro fleeing into West?
ern Europe. At St. Potersbnrg, a few
sporadic cases have appeared; the au?
thorities are taking tho most rigid pre?
cautions to out off communication be?
tween the capital and the infected dis?
The grave-diggers of the Woolwich
Cemetery, in the Eastern suburbs of
London, are on a strike.
GENEVA, July 20.-Tho gentlemen
connected with the Board of Arbitration
still preserve the most profound secrecy
on the subjeot of the proceedings. The
counsel of the Governments of Great
Britain and the United States refuse to
answer any communications on the ques?
tions pending, in order to prevent the
interference of newspapers, and the pos?
sibility of their exercising any influence
on the merits of the arbitrators. Here?
after the board will hold five sessions
per week-sitting every day, except Sa?
turdays and Sundays.
LONDON, July 20.-Rev. Mr. Yates,
American missionary to China, is here.
MADRID, July 20.-The examination
of the two assassins captured developes
the fact that the attack was a part of an
organized conspiracy, extensive in its
ramifications and provided with ample
Nsw YORK, July 20.-A Niagara de?
spatch says the Democratic aud Liberal
leaders, in consultation there, have
agreed upon Sanford E. Churoh for Go?
SAN FRANCISCO. July 19.-Detectives
Ansbro and Smith were committed for
trial to-day; the former for libel, the lat?
ter for perjury, in the caae of Edith
O'Gorm.an, the escaped nun.
. Mullendore, a reporter of the Morning
Cali, who was shot by MoOausliu, ten
days since, has died.
NEW YOEE, July 20.-Arrived-steam?
ship South Carolina, Charleston.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y., July 20.-J. B.
Sheffield's paper mill, at Saugerties, a
largo concern, was burned to-day; loss
$300,000; insured for 8105.OuO; no lives
lost. The mill employed 150 hands.
INDIANAPOLIS, Joly 20.-Assistant
Postmaster John T. Wood has been
arrested, charged with a defalcation of
BOSTON, July 20.-John Donohoe,
convicted of committing a rape, has
been sentenced to fifteen years impri?
sonment. He is the mulatto who was
arrested on a oharge of rape at Taunton,
PHTXIADBZIPHTA, July 20.-A boat con?
taining four persons capsized in the
Delaware. Hairy Bowman, a journal?
ist, was drowned.
BOOH ESTER, Joly 20.-An appeal,
signed by Susan Anthony, President,
and Matilda Jocelyn Gage, Seoretary of
tho Executive Committee of the Wo?
man's Suffrage Association, takes strong
ground for the Philadelphia platform.
BANGOS, MB.,/July 20.-- Hon. Samuel
Thatcher is dead; his age was7 ninety-six.
He waa eleoted to Congress in 181)2, and
was the oldest Mason in the United
NEW YORK, July 20.-A temporary in?
junction has been granted in the suit of
the Erie Railroad Company against the !
Jefferson Railroad Company, Jay Goold
and Justin D. White, restraining the de-!
fendants from transferring certain stock
in their possession. The Erie Railroad
offices will be removed immediately from
the Grand Opera House.
The week's deaths are 918.
Speoie shipments to-day $625,000.
RALEIGH, N. C., July 20.-The United
States Commissioner gave a decision to?
day, in the case of the United States rs.
Shadriok Jones, colored, for an attempt
to intimidate Simon Craven, a colored
Greeley Republican, in. ihe exercise of
his political franchise-finding the de?
fendant guilty and binding him over to
the United States Oirooit Court. The
first of the band of conspirators, Mack
Jones, colored, that assaulted Samuel G.
Cross, colored, (a marshal of the Gree?
ley and Brown ratification meeting.) was
also tried today, and con vio tod-Com?
missioner Best giving his decision at
length. He was bound over in $1,000.
The evidence in the other cases, which
will be tried on Monday, is said to be
WASHINGTON, Duly 20- Evening.
Boutwell has returned from North Caro?
tina. He says the leading men promise
10,000 and possibly 15,000 majority in
Cash balance in the Treasury $71,
000,000, inolnding 32,000,000 certifi?
cates; onrrenoy balance $9,600,000.
The ammunition bas been removed
from the Cuban privateer Pioneer, and
stored in the Government magazine at
Grant comes on Toesday. It is said
the Indian question will be discussed at
the Cabinet meeting on Toesday. A
strong effort will be made to have Sheri?
dan's views adopted as the policy.
WILMINGTON, N. C., July 21.-A re
E>r? has just reached here, that Tom
owroy, one of the Robeson outlaws,
and brother to the notorious Henry
Berry Lowrey, was killed near Moss
Neck, this morning, by Robert Wisart,
a younger brother of Col. F. M. Wisart,
who was killed by the outlaws some
months since. His body reached Lum
berton jost before tho train passed.
Probabilities-The disturbance in
Iowa will probably move into Illinois,
with diminished intensity, but moist,
Olondy weather, with Southerly winds
and looal rains, will oontinne on Sunday,
from Michigan Southward to Kentucky.
Cloudy and rainy weather will continue,
without material change, from Louisiana
to Florida and North Carolina; Souther?
ly winds, with rising temperature and
increasing cloudiness, will prevail over
the Middle and Eastern States.
BUFFALO, July 20.-Evans & Go.'s
planing mill and several adjoining lum?
ber yards were burned to-day. Loss
MONTGOMERY, ALA., July 20.-The
damage by the late floods has reaohed
$5,000,000. The waters in central Ala?
bama were higher than ever known this
season. Accessible houses along the
streams were swept away by scores; cot?
ton and oom on highlands are badly
damaged by the heavy rains. The cot?
ton crop of Alabama has been cut 40,000
Financial un.? Commercial.
NEW YORK, July 20-Noon.-Stocks
Arm. Gold quiet, at 14%. Money
easy, at 3. Exchange-long 9%; short
10?4- Governments dull aud steady.
State bonds quiot. Cotton dull and
nominal; sales 4.91 bales-uplands 22;
Orleans 22}?. Flour quiet. Wheat
nominal. Corn firm. Fork dull-mens
13.50. Lard quiet-new steam 8@8^a?
7 P. M.-The bank statement shows
loans have increased $625,000; specie
increased $1,375,000; legal tenders in?
creased $500,000; deposits increased
$2,000,000. Cotton dull; sales 441 bales
-uplands 22; Orleans 22>?. Flour dull
and favors buyers-common to fair ex?
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Wheat heavy and 2@3o. lower. Corn
l@2o. lower. Pork dull, at 13.50. Lard
heavy-kettle 9;5?. Freights quiet.
Money very easy, at 2@3. Sterling dal),
at 9%@9%. Gold 14^@14>ri. Go?
vernment? dull but steady all day.
States dull but heavy; Tennessees weak;
South Carolinas dall but steady. Sales of
cotton for future delivery 18,200 bales,
as follows: August 20%, 20 9-16; Sep?
tember 20, 20 13-16; October 19%, 19%;
November 18%, 19)4; December 18%.
BALTIMORE, July 20.-Cotton nominal
-middling 22receipts 18 bales; sales
100; stock 1,127. Flour steady-family
active. Wheat steady and unchanged.
Corn dull-white 77@81. Oats-South?
ern 35@40. Provisions very strong.
Mess pork 14.00. Shoulders 6%. Lard
dull, at 9@9>?. Whiskey 92J?(oj93.
CHARLESTON, July 20.-Cotton dull
middling nominal; receipts 196 bales;
WILMINGTON, July 20.-Cotton dull
middling 21)4; eales 15 bales; stock 757.
GALVESTON, July 20.-Cotton nominal
-middling 21 j?; receipts49 bales; stock
AUGUSTA, July 20.-Cotton nominal
mic diing 20%; receipts 56 bales; sales 40.
PHILADELPHIA, July 20.-Cotton dull
BOSTON, July 20.-Cotton heavy-mid?
dling 22%; reoeipts 205 bales; sales 100;
NORFOLK, July 20.-Cotton dull-low
middling 20j.<; receipts 277 bales; ex?
ports 186; Btock 581.
NEW ORLEANS, July 20.-Cotton dull
and nominal-middling 22%@22)?; re?
oeipts 115 bales; exports 2,278; stook
SAVANNAH, July 20.-Cotton dall and
nothing doing-middling 21>?; reoeipts
56 bales; exports 223; Btock 555. ?
MOBILE, July 20.-Cotton dull-mid?
dling 22; receipts 51 bales; stock 1,038.
LIVERPOOL, July 20-3 P. M.-Cot?
ton opened and closed flat-uplands
10&?@10>? ; Orleans 10%.
LONDON, July 20-Noon.-Consols
92>?. Bonds 91%.
It has been generally supposed that
the management of the finances of the
oountry required not only the closest
attention but a constant and assiduous
labor on the part of the chief financial
officer of the Government. The impres?
sion had been that the labor and anxiety
were sufficient not only to occupy all the
time, but to break down the strongest
constitution. Such, however, does not
appear to be the case, for with Secretary
Boutwell it is only a pastime by which
he oan strengthen himself for active
campaigning for his chief. It is true,
there may bo daring his absenoo, as
there have been in the past, several de?
falcations of subordinates; but then that
is only a loss of tho people's money,
wbiob is of little imporrtauce compared
with Grant's re election.
[Neto York World.
A qaotatioa from the New Kork Tri?
bune, used to illustrate a caricature of
Greeley, and claimed to have been pub?
lished on a certain day of 1860, was dis?
owned by the Tribune and pronounced a
forgery. Since then it has been disco?
vered that the paragraph in question did
appear in the Tribune in 1861, wheu the
antagonism between the North and South
was at its height. At that time many
unwise utterances were made by people
in all portions of the oountry. Few, in?
deed, would like to be judged in 1872
for what they said during the war fever
of 1861, and still fewer oonld find their
record consistent os has been that of
A gentleman named Van ' M. Fitch
states that, in tho winter of 1860, a gen?
tleman from Alabama, thea in New
York, left in his obarge a potrait of
South Carolina's illustrious son, Robert
Y. Hayne. He desiree to plaoe the same
in the possession of the rightful owner.
The serenading mania has cost a New
York Assemblyman his life. A band
serenaded him; he went out in the rain
to aoknowledge the unexpeoted honor;
he took oold, and in a few days he died,
A Savannah, Ga., horse, lately ran
away and into a hotel, bringing up in
front of the bar. It was just as he had
seen his master do.
On Friday lost, the wife of Archibald
Kemper, of Washington township, Har
rison County, Ky., was stung by a wasp,
and died in fifteen minutes.
The Proceedings ?galnat tile Greenville
..and Columbia Ila Uro iv,l In Bank?
j We make the following extracts from
the toBtiruony in this interesting case, as
reported io the Obarleston News:
The petitioner is Daniel E. Scanneil,
of New York, who is seeking to throw
the road into bankruptcy. Some rich
developments are made, disolosiug what
at present appears to be a stupendous
fraud perpetrated by the late Board of
Directors, of which Frederick D. Bash
was President, John J. Patterson, Vice
President, and J. L. Neogle, Niles G.
Parker, Joseph Crews, G. W. Waterman,
F. Li. Cardozo and T. Harley, among
tho members. It would seem that up?
wards of $1,000,000 of seoond mortgage
bonds have been fraudulently issued.
Presideat Magrath testified as follows:
The Presideot of the Oreen ville uad
Columbia Railroad Company at tho olose
of tbe war was Mr. Hammett. Mr. Bush
succeeded him, and I succeeded Mr.
Bush last January. The earnings of the
roud in 1870 were $439,341.58; ia 1871,
$457,144.80; aud during the first sis
mouths of this year, they have been
$251,376.(32. The aggregate expendi?
tures during those six mouths have beet:
$152,861.80, leaving a surplus of $98,
514.82. The earnings for tho next sis
months may be expected, from tbe ex?
perience of former years, should bc
greater than those for the past si]
mouths. It is fair to compute tin
probable earaings for the whole of 187:
as aot less thou $500,000. Toe increasi
in business iu 1872 is owing to the dove
lopmentof the country, nod not to un;
accidental cause. With tho business o
the road yieldiug $500,000 or more, ther
should be a surplus, after deduoting tin
expenses of operating, of at least $200,
000. If the bonded debt of the oom
puny should be increased to $2,500,0011
the buen of $175,000 would be require?
to pay the annual interest, and ther
would still be a surplus of $25,000. Tb
total amouat of bonded debt of the com
pany recognized au being valid is $1,95S,
632.13. Whatever other olaims aro a
may be made outside of this amount ar
disputed by the company. Thatanioun
includes all tho bonds of the issue c
whioh there is any record on the boos
of the eompany. I do not uuderstau
aay bond to be issued by the company
unless it be recorded on the books of th
oom piny. I have reason to believe thc
other bonds have been issued. I koo
the corporation called the Continent!
Telegraph Company. Its charter wc
obtained by one Hall, of Now York, wit
two other parties. The charter was the
sold or given to Mr. H. H. Kimptoi
The hooks of the railroad company d
not show any issue of bonds for tho pu
chase of the Continental Telegraph Con
pony, and contain no record of authoril
given to any person to purchase it. 1
u meeting of the directors, held on tl
evening of January 5, 1872, a prearab
aod resolutions were introduced by Jot
J. Patterson, reciting that the Preside]
(Bush) had reported a negotiation wii
the Continental Telegraph Compaa
and authorizing him to perfect the oeg
tiatiou. At that meeting, however, tl
road passed out of the bands of Prei
dent Bash and his director-), and, at tl
next meeting of tho board, it was foui
that the Presideat had made ao such r
port, aod the resolutions wera igaorc
The first act of my administration w
to deny and repudiate any such traost
tion. By the direction of the board,
caused suits to be brought against t
former officers and direotors of the coi
pany, to secare the return of aay bon
that had passed oat of the hands of t
company ia that transaction. Notices
those suits were served on Frederi
Bash, J. L. Neagle, J. J. Patterson, '.
H. Kimpton, Niles G. Parker, Jose
Crows, G. W. Waterman, F. L. Cardo
and T. Hurley. There were $596,000
second mortgage bonds issued by t
executive oommittee, without any cou
deration being received by the compai
That whole amount did not go to t
Continental Telegraph Company. Kin
too himself and half a dozen other
rectors told mo $300,000 of bonds \
paid for that charter. Thea there
found on tho minutes of tho board i
fchority to b >rrow $60,000 from J.
Neagle, aod give bim $180,000 of boi
for it ut IM1 j ccu ts. Those bonds w<
to Neagle, but tho money never ca
into the treasury. I do not kuow of
own knowledge how mach money \
used to bribe the Legislature, but hi
been told by various direotors. As
the $600,000 of bonds held by the Cc
marcial Warehouse Company, there is
record on the books of aay direct cc
munioatioa between that company c
the railroad company for any loan
money, and I know of tho pr?tent
connection only through their own ste
meat or demand upon us. The nc
held by that company are signed
John J. Patterson as Vice-Preside
There is no evideooe of aay aotboi
conferred upon Patterson to negoti
snob a loan, nor of giviog him bond
socare suoh a loan. Tho records si
authority to furnish Kimpton v,
bonds, but only for specified obj cots, i
principally for the purohase of suppl
There wero bonds inKimpton's hand
New York, but not in the hands of a
body else in New York that I know
except a few small amounts as seou
for locomotives, If money wero rai
by the Commercial Warehouse Compo
I suppose it has gone to Kimpton, b
do not koow that. Of the $1,600,00
second mortgage bonds, there
$1,196,000 out, oouaerning tho issac
whioh tbere is no record in tho com p?
The rate of interest to be charged by
Commercial Warehouse Company
poars in their demand as thirty-seven
cent. The bonds in their hands v
sold reoently, and brought twenty-fiv
twenty nine and a half cents.
Here follows a lengthy examin?t io
President Magrath with regard to
oondition of the road, its solvency,
Mr. Magrath thinks tho road in a rap
improving condition, and able to c,
all its bona fide debt.
Mr. Charles H. Manson, the Assistant
Treasurer of the Greenville and Colum?
bia Railroad Company, was next called
by Judge Magrath, aud testified that he
had been instructed by President Ma?
grath last April to go to New York and
ascertaiu the nature- of the claim of the
Commercial Warehouse Company. He
saw the President and two of the Vice
Presidents of that company, who said
that a oash loan of $150,000 had been
obtained from them by H. H. Kimpton,
as Financial Agent of the road, who had
given therefor three notes, signed by
John J. Patterson, as Vice-president of
the road, and that tho money had been
given to Kimpton. The loan was made
at seven per coat, interest, and 8600,000
of Greenville and Columbia second mort?
gage bonds were deposited as collaterals,
upon the face value of whioh the Ware?
house Company was to charge five
eighths per cent, per mouth commission,
making tho commission and interest
amount to thirty seven per cont, per
annnm of the amount of the loan. If
it beoame necessary they were to Bell the
collaterals to repay the loan, and for this
they were to receive two and a half per
cent, more upon the face of the collate?
rals. The loao was made in tho summer
of 1871. Three notes were given, each
ot four months time, for 875,000, $50,00J
aud $25,000 respectively, and dated
June, July and August. No report ol
that negotiation was ever made to the
company by Kimpton. lu his acoounl
current in January, 1872, he mentioned
throe cash loans for $75,000, $50,00(
and $25,000 respectively, whioh the wit
ness supposed, from the similarity o
amounts, to be tho ones above men
turned. The witness produced tho mi
nute book of the directors of the Green
ville and Columbia Railroad Company
and read various resolutions and pro
oeediu?s of the board. The first wa
on May 23, 1872, iu which tho presen
Board of Directors resolved that, ii
view of the iudefiuite statement of fact
regarding the claim of the Commcrcia
Warehouse Company; and whereas tho;
were about to Bell tho bonds in thci
hands, the Prcsideut bo authorized t
take steps to prevent or stop such cale
as they regarded the transaction fraude
leut. He found no record of $600,00
of bonds being put in Kimpton's hand
for the purposes of this transaction. O
May 1, 1871, a resolution was fount]
which was introduced by Joe Crews an
carried, that Kimpton be furnished wit
-notes for the amount due him, au
-bonds to securo the payment of th
-debt. Ou April 28, 1871, an exect
tive committee was appointed, cousis
ing of Frederick Bush, Joo Crows au
Niles G. Parker. "Kimpton's transa*
tiens with the company were very largi
and would be naturally supposed to ii
volve a large correspondence, but tl
new board, when they came into oftij
did not find a single letter from Kimi
ton among the records. Ou May 1, 187
a resolution was adopted that the Greei
ville and Columbia ll iii road Com par
purchase the franchise of the Continent
Telegraph Company, and pay thoref.
$387,500 in second mortgage bonds,
par value. Ou January 5, 1872, Patte
son offered a resolution, which w
adopted, saying that, whereas the Pr?t
dent reports that he has been able
buy the Continental Telegraph Oompai
for $300,000, he be authorized to mai
such changes in the receipts and vouc
ors as to correspond with the amount s
tually paid out. On May 2, 1872, a i
solution was introduced in the new boa
by Judge Orr, and adopted, that the lt
mentioned action of the late board hs
ing been taken without a quorum bei
present, and could not have been tak
any way without the consent of t
stockholders, it was repudiated and t
dared void. At the same meeting, a i
solutiou, iutroduoed by J. C. Low, vi
adopted, which directed the fiuauc
officers of the company to ascertain t
amount of bonds that had passed out
the posscssiou of the company withe
any consideration beiug received the
for, and direotcd the President to p
ceed, by litigation or otherwise, to
cure tho recovery of the same.
Cross-examined by Mr. Corbin
Ki.opton was the Fiuancial Agent of t
company in New York. His accoui
showed sales of bonds, and tho uppli
tion of the proceeds to the payment
interest and drafts upon him. He
knowledged receiving 3626,500 of bon
The first executive committee was Bu
Crews aud Waterman; the next ono \
Bush, Crows and Parkor. Do uot ti
any record of the laf.o board having
pudiated tho actions of Kimpton, Pat!
son and tho executive committee. 1
acouuts appear to have beeu duly
dited. Do not know of anything to
peach the condaot of tho Gommer
Warehouse Company in connection v
Redireot examination by Judge J
grath-Kimpton's last account was au
ed by the late Board of Directors,
was for $182,861.50. I have inBpec
the account. It is not a correct acoot
C. D. Melton, Esq., was next cal lei
a witness by Judge Magrath, and tc
fled as follows: I am an attorney of
Greenville and Oolambia Railroad C
pany, aud have reoeived instructions
have taken action regarding thoreeov
of the bonds alleged to have been
bezzled from the Greenville and.Col
bia Railroad Company by the Con tin
al Telegraph Company. I have
with some success. Two of the pat
have come forward and surrendered
bonds held by them, and I have hope
some others. Those who surreud<
confessed that the whole thing wi
scheme to obtain the $300,000 of bt
to be divided up among themselves
have received $37,500 of these bc
from J. L. Neogle, and $21,000 f
John J. Patterson. They were sec
mortgage bonds, received by them
their share of the prioe of the Cc
nentat Telegraph Company. They i
directors of the Railroad Company,
the purchase money was dividoc
among thom in proportion to their sh
in tho Railroad Company. They <
themselves the directors of tho Railroad
Company, and they held between them
850,000 of stonk.
An affidavit was read by Jadgo Ma
grath, whioh was made by Bentley D.
HaBel, of New York, who deposed that
on the 1st of June, 1872, he wont to the
office of the Commercial Warehouse
Company and served upon Mr, Navarro,
one of the Vice-Presidents, a notice that
if the company persisted in the sale of
the Greenville Railroad bonds, he would
attend the sale and notify all comers that
tho Railroad Company denied tho validi?
ty of the obligation aud the bonds. That
ho did attend the salo, and notified all
who wero in attendance that tho Green?
ville and Columbia Railroad Company
had no evidence of the alleged indebted?
ness, that no authority had boon given
to any one to contract such an obliga?
tion, that they denied the right of the
Commercial Warehouse Company to
hold, use or sell such securities, and
would deny the right of any purchaser
to buy or hold them. That the sale,
nevertheless^ proceeded, and one lot of
tho bonds was bought by Mr. Castella?
nas at twenty-five per oent. of their face
value, and the remainder by Mr. Par?
sons, at twenty-nine and-a-half per cent.
Mr. Wm. A. Courtenay, in reply to
questions by Judge Magrath, testified
that be was a director of the Greenville
Road for two years, in 1868 and 1869.
Behoved the road worth more than itu
legal bonded debt. Was familiar witb
tbe property of tbe company. Since he
had left the direction, had understood
that large issues of bonds had been made
improperly. The road would easily
oar ry a debt of $2,500,000. The busi?
ness of the road is entirely local in itt
character, derived from the country
through which it paseos. With the re
turning prosperity of that country, iti
business is constantly and steadily in
creasing. In 1869 that increase amounted
to $70,000. The sources of its busincs
will bo constantly developing more an<
more. The new roads now projeotei
may be mada tributary to the prosperity
of the Greenville and Columbia Roai
under its proper management. He con
sidered the value of the Greenville am
Columbia Road was an increasing value
The Air-Lune Railroad, in somefeaturet
may be made tributary to the Greenvill
and Columbia Road, and it is possibl
that at one or moro lenser points it migt
draw freights in small amount away froi
it; but, surveying the whole situatioi
the air-lino would, he thought, find larg
lines of freight offering to and from di
pots in South Carolina, via the Greet
ville and Colombia Road, and its coi
8truotion would be a gain.
Cross-examined by Mr. Corbin-Wi
a director of the Sooth Carolina Rai
road Company. Approved of thu pu
chase of the Greenville Road because 1
thought it a good purchase. The co
of running a road was generally fifty
sixty per cunt, of its.earnings. He hi
known roads where tbe iocomo was e
tirely absorbed. The cost on the Soo
Carolina Railroad was about sixty p
cent. The interest on its debt was n
paid by the Greenville and Columb
Railroad Company from 1865 to 186
Thought that since 1863 the interest b
been punctually paid nntil stripped
Colonel C. H. Simonton was nc
called as a witness for the defence, ai
testified that he attended a meeting
bond holders of the Greenville and C
lumbia Railroad Company, whioh v
held at Columbia last month, and
which Dr. J. L. Neagle offered to takt
leaso of the road for ninety-nine yea
put it in thorough repair, and guarani
to pay the interest on the whole debt
tho road, disputed and undisputed. T
offer was guaranteed by Mr. Branoh,
Augusta, whom the witness knew vc
well, whose credit stood very high, a
whoso guarantee would be taken fo
very large amount of money. He \
of tho firm of Branch, Sons Sc Co,
house which bad very large transacts
in Richmond, Petersbnrg and Augue
Aoother gentleman in Columbia bad t
bim that the Wilmington, Columbia!
Augusta Railroad Company stood rei
to cover that offer at any moment.
Tho defence here rested, and the p
tioners recalled Colonel J. C. Low,
chief engineer of the Bluo Ridge R
road Company, who testified that
average cost of running the railroads
tho United States was about seventy
cont, of their earniugs. Southern i
roads could be operatod cheaper t
Northern roads, because of the decree
amount of fuel required and tho abse
of severe frost and heavy stor
Thought sixty per cent, was a fair <
mate for the Greonvillo and Colon
Hoad. Did not agree with Mr.
grath that it ooold be run for fifty
This closed the testimony on 1
sides, and Mr. George D. Bryan
oeoded to the argument for tho petit
ere. He denied that he or his oolleai
Mr. Corbin, was acting ic the iotei
of any combination of parties who w
ed to get the possession of the road,
said they were simply thore to repre
their olients, the petitioners. He 1
argued that the United States Dis
Court had the right of jurisdiction ir.
casu, notwithstanding the position ol
pending litigation in the State coi
that the railroad company was a c
meroial or business corporation, wi
the meaning of the Bankruptcy Act ;
tho coupons fer interest on its bc
payment of whioh had been suspen
were commercial paper; that the
was, therefore, insolvent, and that, i
the foot of insolvency, the compon*
made payments to certain of its ot
ors, with tho effect of giving them a
terence over others. This argumec
copied the remainder of the nessi
tbe court, aud, at its conclusion,
caso was adjourned until Tuesday c
mg, nt whioh time Jodge Magrath i
peoted to mahe his argument on b
of tho company.
? > ?
Water-melons weighing 100 pc
have appeared in Texas.
' 'TAMMANY S UTFORTS GREELEY. "-Most
parties ara glad to get all the votes they
can; and the Grant party makes a parti?
cularly loud noise over every casual re?
cruit it receives from the Democracy.
Even James O'Brien is ?net now the
occasion of unlimited brag. Bat be?
cause Tammany declares for the other
side, great disgust is expressed, and all
honest men are bidden hold their noses
as the Tammany thieves march by to
the support of Horace Greeley. "Tam- -
many supports Greeley," screams Grant's
Own, "The Tribune even has the
shameless audacity to confess it. Why,
they aotually raised a banner while their
guns were firing a Baiute in the park for
the Baltimore nominees, flaunting it in
the eyes of the oity they have robbed
.Tammany supports Greeley.'" And
thereupon the pictorial slanderers take
up the wondrous talo and represent
Tweed, Connolly & Co. as the Tammany
magnates, wboBe support has thus been
heralded. Now see the foots:
Many readers may have forgotten, but
the authors of these slanders have not,
that the downfall of the Tammany ring
was followed by a complete revolution in
the Tammany Society. Here it is, as
organized under the reign of Tweed and
tbs thieves; and here, QB re-organized by
O'Conor and Tilden, who caught the
thieves, stripped them of power, and are
to-day trying to send them to jail:
Grand Sachem. Grand Sachent.
WM. M.TWEED. AUGUSTUS SoasjuL.
B. B. Connolly, Charles O'Conor,
Peter B. Sweeny, Samuel J. Tilden,
Samuel B. Garvin, Abr. S. Hewitt,
Joseph Dowling, Horatio Seymour,
A. Oakey Hall, Sanford E. Church,
Mat. T. Brennan, John Kelly,
Isaac Bell, O. Ottendorfer,
John J. Bradley, Wm. C. Conner,
Charles G. Cornell, August Belmont,
Nat. Jarvis, Jr., Miles B. Andrus,
E. B. Hart, John W. Chanler,
Douglas Taylor, Ed. L. Donnelly,
Jas. B. Nicholson. John Fox. -3
Now, who has heard how Wm. M.
Tweed stands in this contest, who thinks
him master of more than one vote on
Manhattan Island, or who believes that
vote likely to be cast for Horace Gree?
ley? Who supposes Richard B. Con?
nolly, whose son-in-law was lately kicked .
off tho Tribune steps, likely to go for
Greeley? Who doubts that the men
who overthrew them and now hold their
places and power in the old Tammany
Society, Charles O'Conor, the great ad?
vocate and stainless jurist, and Samuel
J. Tilden, the man who made the war?
fare on the ring a success, are heartland
soul for Greeley?
Yes, Messieurs tho Renominationists,
Tammany does support Greeley, bot it
is the Tammany of the reformers, with
the Chairman of the National Democra?
tic Committee at its head, with O'Conor
and Tilden, Churoh, Ottendorfer and
Hewitt aB its master spirits. By the aid
of these men, this thief-ridden oity has
been partially redeemed. By their aid
a wider reform, on a greater orena,
against a more powerful ring, will next
be triumphantly attained. Tammany is
for Greeley-the reform Tammany, in a
reform canvass.-New York Tribune.
NEGRO GIRL SHOT-VERDICT ofe A coi
DENTAD SHOOTING.-Yesterday morning,
about 10 o'clock, a negro boy, between
fourteen and fifteen years old, named
Adam Walker, shot Susan Coker, a girl
of his own color, aged about seventeen,
on tho plantation of Mr. D. Kirkpa?
trick, immediately below the oity, under
the following circumstances: It appears
that the boy Walker, the girl, and a
number of other negroes were resting
under a large tree in the middle of a
field, where they had been working dur?
ing the morning. They were all on
! good terms, the boy and girl being espe?
cially friendly towards each other. After
the party bad been under the tree for a
I short time. Walker palled a pistol out of
one of his pockets and pointed it at
several of the negroes. He afterwards
i remarked that it was not loaded, and
handed it to the girl to examine, and
?he also said that there vas no charge ia
j it. Waiker then took the pistol from
i her and pointed it at her head, saying,
os he did so, "Mindi I am going to
shoot." The pistol was instantly dis?
charged, the ball striking the girl near
the left temple, producing almost imme?
diate death. Walker, terrified (by the
report of the pistol and the death of the
girl, ran to the river and crossed over lo
the Carolina Bide.
Three steers broko away from their
drivers in King street, Charleston, on
Friday, and areated considerable excite?
ment by tossing several individuals in
the air. No one was seriously injured,
and the savage brutes were finally over?
At the family residence of the bride, Phila
j dblphia, Pa., on Tuesday morning, 9th July,
1872, by the Rev. Dr. Oeorge Dana Board?
man. MILLS DEAN, of Washington Oity, (for?
merly of ?partanburg, 8.0.,) and Miss ANNA,
daughter of tho late Samuel P. Fearon, Esq.,
of Pniladelpbia, Pa.
Qazt Lodge, 1.0. B. B.
THE regular meeting of this Lodge will be
held at Temperance Hall, THIS (Sunday)
MORNING, at half-past 10 o'olock. By
order of tho President. T. FRANKLIN,
Myrtle Lodge No. 3, ET. of P.
THE regular convocation of this
Lodgo will be held TO-MOBBOW
I Monday) EVENING. St 8 o'clock, at
Maaonio Hall., By order.
B. B. MoKAY,
Jutv 211 Recording Scribe.
tgr The Second Degree will be conferred.
OFFICE BOARD OF HEALTH,
COLUMBIA, Joly 20,1872.
AREGULAR MEETING ot the Board will
be held at the Oounoil Chamber TO?
MORROW (Monda}) AFTERNOON, at 5
o'olook. A full attendance of tba members
ls requested. By order of the Chairman.
TH08. P. WALKEB, Clerk pro tem.
July 21 1