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Wednesday Moraing, july 23, 1872.
Far Preside/u"of Vlf Uhited States. . '
HORACE GREELEY, of N?w York.
B. GRATZ BftOWN, bf Mliiourl.
Parker and tba Bond?holdars. I
Wa published yoBteid?y a lotter of
gratuitous ad vicio by our worthy State
TreaaUrOr Parker to the bb nd-holdere in
New York* who are threatening to insti?
tute legal pr oo oe din gs against tho offl
oials of tho State and the Financial
Board to.?eoiire the payment of interest
due thom; Though "Our Niles" is one
of these- officials, and also ja member of
the Financial Board, be expresses un?
bounded satisfaction at the threatened
action of tho bond-holders. The State
debt, says this good and honest man, is
a sacred debt. Of oonrse it ?B. Have
not the property-holders boen amply re?
ma aerated for every dollar of debt cre?
ated? Are not the public edifices whioh
have been crooked, the railroads whioh
have been built, and all the other inter?
nal improvements whioh have been con?
structed or fostered, far greater in value
than the $10,000,000 of debt, and all the
assets of the State besides, whioh were
unfortunately lost sight of through the
operations of the Sinking Fand Com?
A valid consideration is the legal test
of all obligations to pay money, and if
Tva apply it to tho State debt whioh has
been incurred daring Qov. Scott's and
tho Hon. Niles G. Parker's administra?
tion, what honorable property-holder
eau grumble at the pay mont of it? We
cannot at this precise moment of time
?all to mind exactly what railroads have
been built, or what canals have been
dog. The Union ia probably better
advised on those nnbjeots than we are.
But we grant precedence to none, so fat
as our knowledge goes, in properly ac
knowledgiog the inestimable services hie
Excellency R. Kingston Scott and hie
worthy coadjutor, Niles O. Parker, have
rendered the State, especially in the
matter of extraordinary expenditures,
for whioh only, under the Constitution,
bonds can be issued.
If carping tax-pay erg' afc us for thc
evidences bf their judicious investments,
we will pot, Uko the ' Union, perhaps,
treat tho inquiry with that silent con?
tempt whioh grovelling curiosity right
fully deserves; but we tarp ,with pridt
andeatisfaotjonto that nobie.monumea'
of our Goyornok'fl devotion to interna
improvements, the roof upon the Stat?
House. Though all of it is not then
now, we atilt point to it and defy the Kt
Klux Democracy, who fain would de
stroy all of it, to show that it did not re
quire the heaviest kind of a gast of wine
to carry off the portion whioh has beei
Furth? rmore, if thia noble piece o
architecture will not satisfy the, niggardly
tax-payers aa to the use which- baa beei
made of their paltry millions, we wil
invite them down into .the hall of th<
House bf Representatives, and bid then
gaze upon the gilded and jetted chande
liera, the largest one of whioh has beet
carried out to keep it safe, the beautifa
velvet-cushioned divans, the ample wal
out chairs with Morocco bottoms, th
cut-glass ink-stands and pen-holders, fo
which half the legislators have no use
the stately China spittoons, for which al
have use, the $5,000 clocks, costly i
their simplicity, tho magnificent Speak
er's stand, and the golden eagle whic
soars aloft above it.
These, oh, yo ungrateful tax-pay ore
who villify and hate your noble Ooverno
and Treasurer, solely on account of thei
politics, are all your property, whic
those whom you so bitterly maligne
have purchased with that filthy luci
whioh they have kindly taken ohargo c
for yon.- They bought it, too, at
great saoriflooy for Mr. Dennis, who :
almost as great a benefactor to the'S tal
as the Governor or' Treasorer, thong
. 1 M_.?..-_-fc4 1. ?_. 1._rJ ?1_! AAOA n/M
mo lurunure uu*? mu* nukuaiiy CAUV,WI
as he said, magnanimously agreed to 1<
yOO; "being a* yon were, tax-payers,
have it for less'than half price, and ot
the bill down to something like $95,00(
Still, baee wretches that yon are, yo
still grumble, and rmme of yoa pre ten
even to say that the furniture ought m
to cost over $25,000. Whoever heard <
famishing a good-sized room, in a fir
olass style, for $25, OOO ! ,
The truth of the business is, that thei
ia no satisfying stingy tax-payers, esp
oiaUyjwhen they are actuated in the
abase of a p ubi io official "solely on a
conni of his politics. "
There is bat one way to bring them
their senses, Mr. Parker, and we on
wish that yon and bur Governor won
adopt it. Just lot yon and the Go verm
offer to give them back all their wort!
less, old bonds and State assets whic
yon have been compelled to use in carr
ina out your plans for their benefit, ai
lake yourselves al) the" ra??toSa?, can ale,'
the rout on the State House, the furni?
ture, Seo., whioh you haye given them in
return*'for- their m?hey^"" Try -It, *Mr7
Parker, and see' how eagorly they will!
oling toOhe railroads,1 canals, &o., which ]
yon bap tised their money in building,
and provo to the world how insincere and*1
maliciously false they have been in all
their wanton attacks upon you and the !
integrity of Gov. Scott's administration.
The tax-payers had better, keep their
mouths ahnt, or GOT. Soott and Trea?
surer Parker Will be compelled, in jus?
tice to 'themselves, to take some snob
course as we have suggested.
WUat'a the Us? of Lying*
The Union is constantly making ex?
travagant statements as to the number '
of persons who have been killed by tbe
Kn Klux in this State. On Monday it
spoke of the "thousands who fill bloody
graves." If the Union can name twenty
persons who have been killed by Ku
Klux in South Carolina, Oorbin and
the other prosecuting authorities would
surely be glad to get the information,
for they laok a good deal of reaching I
that number, with all the perjured testi?
mony they have employed. Now, we
challenge the Union to name twenty
homicides wbioh have been committed
by the Ku Klux, ont of the "thousands
of bloody victims*' which it so frequently
speaks of. Except the men who were
taken from the Union jail, and executed
by Lynch law for the murder of Mat,
Stevens, there have not been, we are in?
formed on good authority, fifteen mur?
ders, in all, charged in the prosecutions
under the Enforcement Act.
PofcrncAi. J OTTINGS.-Bad news for
the Washington ring from one of their
friends: Congressman Eldridge, of Wis?
consin, predicts 150,000 majority for
] Greeley in New York.
H. G. stamla for Honest Government.
Tho Liberal watch-word: Reconcilia?
There is no question that General
Grant expeots soon to have an opportu
ni ty of showing what he knows about
tanning, as a large number of his
friends haye already gone into the bark
business,, , ', . r
Tho papers give minute and glowing
descriptions pf General Grant's turn
out at Long Branch.; But it is not a cir?
cumstance to thu turn-out the people will
give him next November.
Mr. Greeley, left Cincinnati, May 5,
I and Baltimore,1 July 10, en toute for tho
1 White Honso. at? ?uoV -: *?.
Gerrit. Smith says p\%*. Democratic
party is dead. - Yet the'Baltimore Con?
vention was nota funeral,put a wedding,
and th'? only tears shed in it were those
of joy no.d hope. Ii waa a grav? 000&
H?OII in ono respect; it dug the political
grave of the present corrupt Adminis?
Twenty-one tons of Grant campaign'
documents have already been . sent
through the mails. They reckon on
two tons to a convert, and won't get |
One good thing has been said during
the present canvass-that nobody had
any fault to find with General Grant, but
that the country wanted no more of
President Grant. That is as true a state?
ment as was ever made, and the result
at the polls next November will prove it
to the satisfaction of everybody.
"Hallo, Tom," said one friend to I
another, "are yon for Grant?" "Yes,"
replied his friend, "I'm for Grant-lng
Greeley my vote on tho first Thursday
CAMPAIGN' NEWS.-The Presidential
campaign is now opon ns, and is des?
tined to prove the most exoiting and in?
teresting one that we have had for many I
years. We are determined to furnish
onr readers with the fullest and freshest
information, from all quarters ol the'
Union, as tho campaign progresses, and
to this end will increase the number of
our news1 columns, so that the PHONIX
will contain for the campaign more read?
ing matter than any daily paper at the
capital, and as much as either of our
Charleston cotemporaries. To the oiti
I zens of the npper Counties of the State,
the PHOKIX, as furnishing news twenty
four hon rs ahead of the Charleston news?
papers, particularly addresses itself. All
ye who feel an interest in tho, election of
Greeley and Gratz Brown, and desire to
know the correct status of the campaign
as each .new development is made, send
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either daily or tri-weekly. . Wo promise]
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MASS MBETIN? IN CHAIILOTTB, N. C.
Tuero will be a grand moss meeting held
in this oity on Monday next, the 20th
inst., at wbioh time the Hon. Carl
Sohorz, of Missouri, Gov. Walker, of
Virginia, and Hon. Wm. A. Graham,
will address the citizens. Gov. Vance
and other distinguished speakers are ex?
pected to be present.
[CJiarfotte Observer, 28c/.
'Bine nidge Scrip UneOBtttTtttiemmi. .
The following is the decision of Judge
Willard iii the bond eorip case, whioh
.wasannounced yesterday.' J ~<Y
'COMMOK PLEAS-Iltt&&#v COTJUTY.
I The State ex ret, mWf Gary, Auditor,
, vt. N. G. Parker,'??- Treworer, and
\ others. j^jF i jj? , ..
This motion comes before me under
Section 241 of ' the dode, authorizing a
Justice of .tho Supreme Court to enter?
tain- a motion lorian injunction in
case of the absence of the Cironit Judge
from his Circuit; jor .his inability from
The question involved is, whether an
Act of the Legislature, entitled "An Act
to relieve the Slate of South Carolina of
all liability for its guaranty of the bonds
of the Blue Ridge Railroad Company,
by providing for the aeouriog and de?
struction of the same," passed Marah 2,
1872, (15stat., 79.) is unconstitutional, so
far as it attempts to authorize the
issue of certain obligations from the
Treasury of the State, designated therein
as revenue bond scrip, on the ground
that such Act contravenes so much of
the tenth section of the first article of
! the Constitution of the United States us
declares that no State shall "emit bills of
It ?B claimed by the plaintif! that the
obligations contemplated by the second
and third sections of that Act are bills
of credit, within tho moaning of the
Constitution of the United States, and
that the provisions of such law, for the
issue of snob obligations, intend an
emission within the sense and meaning
of that Constitution.
Section 3 provides as follows: "That
to carry oat the purposes of this Act,
the State Treasurer is hereby authorized
and required to have printed, or en?
graved on steel, as Boon as practicable,
treasury-certificates of indebtedness, to
be know.: and designated as revenue
bond scrip of tho State of South Caro?
lina, in such form and of such denomi?
nations as may be determined on by the
State Treasurer and the President of the
Biue Ridge Railroad Company in South
Carolina, to the amount of $1,800,000;
whioh revenue bond Borip shall be
signed by the State Treasurer, and shall
express that the sum mentioned therein
is dao by the State of South Carolina to
the bearer thereof, and tho same will be
received in payment of taxes and all
other dues to the State, except special
tax levied to pay iuterest on the public
The question arises, are the obliga?
tions contemplated by this section, billa
of oredit, within the meaning of the
Constitution of the United States? The
proper definition of the terms "bills of
oredit," has been settled in the Supreme
Court of the United States, after much
able and earnest disoussion, eliciting
marked difference of opinion. Chief
Justice Marshall, in delivering the opi?
nion of the majority of the court, in
Craig es. Missouri, (i Peters,410,) declares
that the terms "bills of oredit," as em?
ployed in the Constitution of the United
States, "signify a pup or medium in?
tended to circulate between individuals,
and between government and indivi?
duals, for the ordinary purposes of so?
ciety, and that the prohibition against
such emissions comprehends the emis?
sion of any paper medium by a State
Government for the purpose of common
circulation." This definition received
muoh consideration, as to its ocouraoy,
in the subsequent ouse of Briscoe vs.
Bank, (ll Peters1, 257,) but was enforced,
rather than impaired, by the decision in
the last named case. The opinion of the
majority of the judges, in Briscoe vs.
Bank, was delivered by Justice McLean,
who, it will be observed, waa one of the
justices who dissented in Craig -os. Mis?
souri. He declares, after reviewing thc
various d?finitions of the terms in ques?
tion that had been brought into dis?
cussion, in Craig os.fjMissouri, that "the
definition there, which does include al
classes of bills of oredit emitted by the
colonies or States, is a paper medium,
issued by the sovereign power, contain?
ing a pledge cf ita faith and designed tc
oirculate as money."
It is not necessary, for tho purposes ol
the presen'* case, to inquire whether the
foregoing definition is exhaustive of the
whole sense and meaning of the consti
tutional prohibition; for the present eas?
will be found fully within that d?fini
tion, and, therefore, covered by the aa
tbority of the Supreme Court of the
United States in the casu already oited
It remains, then, only to inquire whethei
the obligations contemplated by the Ac
under consideration are intended to hav<
the following characteristics:
1. That they were to be issued by t
State in its sovereign oharaoter.
2. That they were to contain a pledgi
of its faith; and,
3. That they were intended to circu
late as money.
The first and second propositions ar?
settled in the affirmative by the terms o
Section 3, whioh provides, as wo hold
for a paper to be issued by the S tatt
Treasurer, importing an obligation oi
the part of the State to pay a certaii
sum of money to the bearer. It will
therefore, be necessary only to inquin
whether it was the intention o? the Ao
that this paper should oirculate as money
An inquiry of this nature calla int?
exercise one of the most important an<
responsible judicial powers iuoident to i
constitutional government. It involve
the examination of un Act of the Legis
1 ature, with the view of fixing the pur
poso and intent of the Legislatur? ii
the passage of suoh Aot, not merely as i
means of effectuating suoh purpose am
intent of the law-making power, b;
means of tho judicial authority, but fo
the purpose of testing the authority c
the law-making power itself in the case
nnder the sa promo law of the land. Th
principles that should govern suoh ai
inquiry are well illustrated in the caso c
Craig vs. Missouri, already referred tc
and the mode in whioh they are ther
applied to a case remarkably similar t
the one ia hand, marks out very olearl
the^rirtr'*of Inquiry appropriate to be
i' To fix the moaning of the term
tVinoney,"it mast be taken in tue ordi?
nary senBe understood by the community
in their mutuel dealings. A strenuous
attempt was made in Graig rs. MieBoari,
and in .Briscoe ts. Bank, to limit the
sense of the term "money," as entering
into; the question of what co ?ut? tu tes a
bill Of credit, to the legal or technical
I Sense of the term, which ombraoee only
the legal coinage of tue country, and
that which is its legal equivalent, or, in
other words, is made legal tender; but
that line of argument did not prevail.
The question properly stated is, whe?
ther a particular obligation is what the
community regards and deals with as
money? TJie answer to it is, that what?
ever is current in a form convenient to
pass from band to hand, and that may
boused to pay dobts or purchase com
modifies, ia in this sense money. It is
not essential to such character that ten?
der of payment in such substituted me?
dium should have the force aud effect of
a legal tender, nor that it should have
an aotual capuoity for paying dobtB and
purchasing commodities equal to that of
money possessingintrinsio or legal value.
That which passes ourreut as money
may bo depreciated without losing it?
character os money, and depreciation
necessarily implies u diminished capu?
oity for paying debts and purchasing
On the other band, it is not enough to
characterize an obligation as money
merely because certain individuals have
found it convenient to use it in the place
of money in their mutual transactions
There must bo a dealing in this medium,
or money, by the community ns such,
although the extout to wbioh such deal?
ing by the community ta carried is, per?
haps, unimportant to the question.
There are certain characteristics that
tend to adapt a paper expressing a pro?
mise to pay money, or representing
money value, to become current in the
community as money. It must be in a
form convenient to pass from hand to
hand; it must be based either ou the
credit of a governmont, a corporation or
an individual, or association of indi?
viduals, or upon a fund pledged or set
apart for its redemption; it must either
have undoubted oredit, such as arises
from its ready convertability into money
value, or it must tend to supply some
want, natural or artificial, of tho commu?
nity in which it is intended for circu?
lation; ft most be placed upon the com?
munity in quantity or volume sufficient
to create an adequate interest and mo?
tivo to secure its currency; and, finally,
it must have a certain denominationa
character adjusted to the wanta of thc
community in respect to a circulating
An examination of tho Act in question
will disclose a clear intent to clothe tin
obligations in question with attribute!
fitting them for general circulation ai
money. These attributes will bo con
sider ed in the order just slated:
1. Was it intended that tho revenue
bond sorip should be issued in a fora
convenient to pass ^?om hand to bane
in ordinary . transaotiqns 'Qf the comma
nity? . .u .!
t?cotion third gives to the scrip tb?
form most nsual and^onveniont to serve
as paper money, viz: that of the asua
bank or treasury note. It is to be print
ed or engraved on steel in snch form ant
of snch denomination' as tho Stnte Trea
surer and the Preaidept of the Bim
Ridge Railroad Company shall deter
mine. The object of referring this an
thority, as to form and denomination, t<
the Treasurer and thft .President of th?
Railroad Company, is obvious. Th?
Treasurer is, by the Act,' to receive ant
pay out this scrip from the Treasury a
money, and the President: pf the Rail
road Company is to re?oive tho sorip a
the representative of bis company, am
to realize from its employment; and a
most likely to know what qualities, as ti
form and denomination, would have th'
tendency to give the greatest onrrenc;
to tho scrip at the time of its Issue,'
certain discr?tion is loft with them fo
suob purpose.. While the third seotioi
determines what shall be the eubstantia
character of tho scrip, as imparting
pledge of the public faith and credit, th
form of the instrument, as adapting i
in external appearance to the commoi
notion of mouey, is left with those mon
concerned in its currency.
2. It is to be based, by the terms c
the Aot, on tho oredit of the ?Stat; Gc
vornment in its sovereign capacity.
3. The Act attempts to confer upon i
not only the full oredit capable of bein
conferred by this, as of the full fait
and credit of the State, but to or?ate a
artificial want in the community tondin
to give it currency. In the first place, j
is made receivable in payment of taxe
and all other dues to tho State, excer.
the special tax levied to pay interest o
the publie debt. (Sec. 3.) Again, it I
provided that if any such scrip is re
oeived in the Treasury for tli3 pay men
of taxes, the Treasurer is authorized t
pay ont the same in satisfaction of an
claims against the Treasury, exoept ii
terest that may be duo on the pabli
debt. (Seo. 5.)
These provisions contain two distinc
features. Tho first is a promissive fei
ture, affecting eaoh individual in tb
community who is a tax-payer, and sui
plying to him a motive to become
purchaser of the scrip. A more enei
gdtio means of oroating an interest an
motive in the community to deal wit
the scrip as money could not be offeree
short of making the sorip compnlsor
payment of all debts as between in div
duals. The other feature involves tb
communication to the sorip of the oapi
city of performing all the functions <
money in all dealings between the Stal
and individuals, exoepting only tho cat
of the payment of interest on the publ:
debt. This last feature can have n
other niguifloance tuan that of givin
ourronoy to tho scrip as money.
It will be observed, from the languag
of the fourth section, in wbioh the fail
and funds of the State are pledged, that
euch pledge is not io terms that such
scrip shall be redeemed by payment to
the bearer, on presentation of the
amount of money called for bj it, but
the language ia "that the faith and funds
of the State are hereby pledged for the
ultimate redemption of said revenue
bond scrip.V It is only ultimate re?
demption, not payment on demand that
is oovered by this pledge. What ia
meant by ultimate redemption is made
clear by the succeeding clauses of that
seotion. It ia provided that a certain
tax shall be annually levied for the re?
demption of the scrip; and it ia ul so pro?
vided that the State Treasurer shall
"retire at the end of eaoh year from
their date one-fourth of the amount of
tho treasury scrip hereby authorized to
be issued, until all of it shall be retired,
and to apply to such purpose exclusively
the taxes hereby required to be levied."
Tho effect of these provisions is that the
holder of the scrip must not look for
payment according to the tenor of his
scrip, but must Beek a market for its
circulation under the influence of the
pledge of faith and lands for its ultimate
redemption. Ia other words, an at?
tempt ia made to give ourrency to the
issue, notwithstanding the absence of
any intention or ability to redeem,
according to the teuor of the promise, by
obtaining a credit with tho community
for the amount of scrip put in circula?
tion, io tho strength of certain special
provisions and a general pledge of the
faith and funds of tho State for its ulti?
4. The quantity or volume of the con?
templated issuo ia suoh as tended to
create a strong motive and interest in
the community to keep the scrip in cir?
culation aa money. Tho amount, Si,
800,000, as compared with the extent of
the commercial transactions of the com?
munity on whioh that amount was in?
tended to be placed, afforda the clearest
indication of an intention ao to affect
the interest of the community as to
secure ita circulation aa money. It waa
to be placed at once in private banda aa
valid obligations on the part of the
Stute. The various provisions of the
Act that look to a distribution among
the people preclude the idea that it waa
intended that the recipients of thia large
fund ehould bold it until redemption,
or even that it should be kept together
in the hands of a limited number of
holders; on the contrary, it was clearly
intended for dispersion, and the magni?
tude of the interest in the hands of the
first receivers of tho scrip waa sufficiently
large to warrant the assumption that it
would become thus diffused throughout
5. As regards its adaptation in re?
aped af denomination, we have already
seen that authority was conferred on
those most oonoerned with ita circula?
tion, to adapt the issue in that respect to
the wants of the community. Such a
proviso shows additional evidence of an
intent that the scrip should circulate as
money. Considering the Act in'its en?
tire aspect, as well as its integral perts,
it ia clear that the Legislature intended
that tho serip should circulate aa money;
and that, for this reason, the provisions
of the Act authorizing the issno of scrip
aro in conflict with the prohibitions of
the Constitution of the United States as
to tho emission of billa of oredit by
The Act being unconstitutional, it ia
void, ab far as it oontemplatea the issue
of revenue bond scrip. It is unimpor?
tant, therefore, to inquire whether the
scrip that was actually issued waa con?
formable to and authorized by the Act.
The injunction heretofore issued must
be continued until the final hearing and
determination of the action.
A. J. WILLARD, A. J. S. O.
ZJ o o ?t 1 Ito fri ta.
CITY MATTBBS.-The prioe of single
copies of the PHCSNIX is five cents.
Mr. Wm. Way, agent for the Singer
Sewing Maohiue Company, was slightly
wounded, yesterday morning, by the ac?
cidental discharge of a pistol, whioh was
jolted out of bia pocket, while crossing
a atone drain in a vehicle. The ball
passed through the seat of the buggy
and caused Mr. W. to start suddenly.
The firing, Monday night, waa in honor
of the "Chappaqua farmer." The firers
were a number of working men.
The advertising agency of Walker,
Evans & Cogswell, represented by Ros?
well T. Logan, Esq., is the only author?
ized agency for thia paper in Charleston.
A lady reader calls attention to the
oondition of Heinitsh's alley-adjacent
to the Union office. She requests us to
call the attention of the Board of Health
to it-as she ia fearful of cholera. She
also thinks the Union should look after
this nuisanoe as well aa the Davis alley.
The scholars attached to the Washing?
ton Street Sunday School pic-nicked in
Sydney Park, yesterday. Professor
Ly Brand's excellent band added materi?
ally to the pleasures of the day.
"A Retrospective View," is the title of
a pamphlet purporting to be a "speech
of Hon. Niles G. Parker, in defence of
his official acts as State Treasurer, etc."
A large and varied lot of cards, suita?
ble for weddings, invitations, visiting
and business purposes, have j oat been re?
ceived at this office, which, owing to the
dull season, will be printed at very low
The Indian Girl has just reoeived a
fresh supply of fine out, o? the cele?
brated "May Flower" brand.
The drain at the corner of Blending
and Sumter streets is in a bad condition.
Little Fritz Mollenhauer has changed
his base from the Columbia Hotel to Mr.
Diercks' saloon, where' he will at all
times be ready to dispense cooling beve?
rages to his patrons.
The thermometer ranged ns follows at
the Pollock House, yesterday: 7 A. M.,
78; ll A. M., 91; 2 P. M., 90; 7 P. M.,
The followiug is the programme of
mnsio by the band of the 18th Infantry,
at the garrison parade grounds, this
Capt. Adams Quickstep-Barns.
Lucia di Lam mer mooro-Donizetti.
MAIL ABKANGEMENTB.-The Northern
mail opens at 2.30 P. M.; closes 12.00
A. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 6.00 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 7.00 A. M.; closes6.15
P. M. Greenville mail opens 6.45 P.
M. ; closes 6.00 A. M. Western opens
and closes 1.30 P. M. Wilmington opens
2.30 P. M.: closes 11.30 A. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 4 P. M.
PHONIXIANA.-When a man thinks
that nobody cares for him, and that he
is alone in a cold and selfish world, he
would do well to ask himself what he has
done to make anybody care for and love
bim, and to warm the world with faith
and generosity. Generally those who
complain the most have done the least.
It is the!height of impertinence to ask
a fallen man who he is. How can a man
give an account of himself when he has
loBt his balance?
Idleness is many gathered miseries in
The new dictionary will definne deli?
rium tremens as a tight fit.
"That perennial absurdity" is only
another name for the Congressional
Au old bachelor compares Ufe to a
shirt-button, because it so often hangs
by a thread.
A local, describing a recent accident,
says that the "ball entered the groins of
the victim, and passed thence into his
lamber region." We suppose the viotim
had a wooden leg.
If thou hast a loitering servant, send
him on thy errand jost before his dinner.
White veils are very fashionable in
Paris, and, of course, will soon be here.
They are made of plain white tulle dot?
ted with blaok.
SOUTH CABOUNA DENTAL ASSOCIATION.
The Association met, yesterday, in the
Palmetto Engine House, at 10 o'clock
A M., and was called tp order by Dr. W.
C. Wordlaw. There not being a quorum
present, a recess was taken until 8 o'clock
Upon re-assembling, the President
took the chair, the roll was called, and
the following members answered to their
Abbeville-Drs. W. C. Wardlaw and J.
Columbia-Drs. T. T. Moore, W. L.
Reynolds and D. L. Boozer.
Cheater-Dr. W. C. Bennett.
Camden-Drs. M. Bissel, J. H. Alexan?
der and A. H. Durham.
Orangebnrg-Dr. C. B. Hatto.
Newberry-Dr. R. 8. Whaley.
The President, npon taking the ohair,
congratulated the members upon their
reunion, and in a few well-timed re?
marks, indicated a portion of the busi?
ness that would be brought to the atten?
tion of the Association.
After the minutes were read and con?
firmed, the following committees were
On Membership-Drs. Boozer, Hutto
Mechanical Dentistry-Drs. Alexander
Operative Dentistry-Drs. Reynolds
< The privilege of the floor was extend?
ed to Prof. Faber, of the South Carolina
The following were unanimously elect?
ed members: Dr. W. A. Williams, Green?
wood; Dr. W. C. Bennet, Chester; Dr.
P. A. Dantzler, Orangeburg; Dr. J. S.
The election of officers was postponed
until to-day, as also the hearing of the
address of the retiring President.
Columbia was selected as the place for
the next annual meeting-on the first
Thursday ia Jane next, at 10 o'clock
Dr. Boozer, from the Executive Com?
mittee, reported that he had made ar?
rangements with all the railroads leading
to Columbia fer the transportation of
the members of the Association for one
fare, going and returning, with the ex?
ception of the Charlotte, Columbia' and
Augusta Road; and arrangements had
also been made with the various hotels
in the city for the board of the members
at red coed ratee. " ;
Dr. T. T. Moore, Chairman of the
Committee on Dental Ethics, made a
very able and lengthy report, wbioh was
made the special order for to-morrow, at
Several communication a were read;
after whioh, the Association adjourned
until this morning, at 10 o'olook.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
The Trustees-Common Schools.
Heinitsh's Fall Crop.
Seibels & Ezell-Notioe, &o.
The King of Bavaria narrowly es?
caped drowning while boating recently,
bot was saved by some peasants.