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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Wednesday Morning, January 14,1874
A Velaat>lc Suggestion.
A resp.eoted correspondent, who
warmly commends tho course of onr
jpnrstd, and whose name stands
amongst the highest in South Carolina
for patriotic feeling and practical saga
city, writes ns a private letter, whiob
embodies a suggestion that we think
propor to mako public. Our friend is
distrustful of the benefit of anonymous
communications, and hence asks us
questions as to the responsibility of
"Vidette" and 4'Bunker Hill." "Are
Ibey men oapable of securing the confl?
uence of the tax-payers, were their
Barnes divulged?" We take pleasure in
answering, that they are in a high do
greo. "Are they men who oould stir np
the embers, but would shrink at the
aonflagration?" In our opinion, they
are not men who would Bhirk the full
consequences of their advice upon them?
selves, THeir motives uro honorable,
their objeots the good of the country,
and they shrink from no responsibility
which may rightfully attach to their
suggestions. So much upon that point.
Onr corresponde'nt also questions tho
likelihood of relief from oppression
coining to the peoplu from tho re-assem?
bling of the Tax-Payers' Convention.
**Its material," he says, "is by no
means a just representation of tho suf?
ferers." We have felt this objeetion,
and by suggestions to the Executive
Committee-, made more than onoe. have
sought to have it remedied. We havo
good.reason to think that the represen?
tation- will be greatly enlarged, and
avery. honest effort made to secure a
convention which will, in deed and in
truth, be one of the people, qualified
by numbers, intelligence, patriotism,
experience, stake in the community, by
ax* overmastering sense of rosponsi
Bility, and by commanding character
and prestige, to speak and aot in its best
interests and for its highest honor.
This is alhimportant, of course. This
5s a point which ought to be well
We proceed to give an extract from
the letter, containing a suggestion
worthy of serions consideration:
"The people are opposed to paying
ths exorbitant taxes levied npon them,
J>nt they are equally averse to resisting
the laws of the land. Already, thou?
sands are rushing to the oourt houses,
to pay np promptly and escape the ima?
gined penalty. A justly legitimate levy
would be anxiously met by every tax?
payer in the State; but when the tribnte
demanded subverts the fundamental
-principle of a Republican Government,
the opposition to its payment is uni?
versal. Crashed by taxation, and not
represented! This is the position of
iho property-holders of Month Carolina,
and it is a position that would not be
endured for a moment by any State
North of the Potomac. Then, why do
we submit to it? Are we afraid of the
monsters that constitute our State Go?
vernment? Why not resist them? Will
it bring down the General Governmont
upon us? Then let this bo tho conse?
quence. Infinitely better were we gar?
risoned at every oourt house, and be
territorialized by the Government, than
have our grievances ignored as they are,
whilst wo are fleeced of our broad by u
set of - ignorant, malicious legislative,
jpdioial and oxecative officers.
"Our anomalous position is not known
throughout the Union, and wo need uot
anticipate relief, except from ourselves.
It soems to mo the boil is now ripe to
the core, and should bo brought to a
head. The work should begin at our
capital. To whom do tho people natu?
rally look for advice when oppressed by
sorrupt legislation? Is it not to those
who have most to do with the construc?
tion and execution of the laws? The
legal profession should be the advisory
hoard of tho peoplu at this juncture.
Oau they give us no oonusul? Will they
say, obey the laws, be they ever so un?
just or oppressive? Or will they not,
enn they uot, suggest u method by
which our people oau be relieved of this
oppression, aud yet support tho laws
?uffloiently not. lei clog* the wheels of
Government? Property bus rights as
-well ns people. Is it lawlessness to de?
mand tboso rights?
"Lot tho native members of the b?r in
Columbia otll for a muss meeting of the
citizens of Riehland Cjauty, to disease
tho propriety and feasibility of milking
issife with the tux gatherer ou tho sub?
ject of the taxes, whether or uot wo
should pay all, I breo-fourths or half the
levy; let thorn, too, advise their brethren
'o issue similar calls throughout tho
Stute. Tho unanimity with which such
a call would bo answered would bo irro
?istibio. Who would opposo this up?
rising of tho people, simp!;/ lo assert
their rights peaceably and quietly, with?
out lawless intuut? What grounds
wonld tuo National Governmont have
lor interfering? And if they did Inter?
fere, uu investigation would prove the
iustico of our course and the uutenablo
position of our present oppressors.
Lfnless wo can by this or nomo similar
menns secure uuauimity amongst the
lax-payers, it in nscless for us to teud up
to tho winds of Heaven doleful lamenta
'tons of our innumerable woes. And if
there evor was a time when such uotion
were justifiable, it is now. If wo do
not muko a manly effort now, wo need
sevor complain more."
Snapenslon from Pmctlcr of the Attor?
neys of ihe Citizens' Suvings Bank.
When the attorneys of tho Citizens'
Savings Bank made their retnrn to the
rale requiring them to show cause why
they should not be held to bo ia con?
tempt of the court, it was thought tho
matter was near an agreeable solution.
Messrs. Campbell, Barker and Connor,
for themselves, and for Mr. Rton, (who
was absent.) read frank disavowals on
the part of the attorneys of uny purpose
to infringe upon the dignity of the
court, or to question its jurisdiction, ex
cept in matters in which tho interests of
their client left them no choice, and
upon grounds poifectly tonablo and
lawful for them to take The question,
so far as it related to the assets of the
built, had been already .settled by deci?
sion of the United States District Court,
confirmed by tho Circuit Court upon
review. Thero seemed no grouud left
for Judge Carpenter to stand upon iu
continuing these guntjemou any longer
under disability. Ho was understood,
in fact, to iutimato that ho would very
soon announce his decision, nud that it
wonld remove all further ciiuso of disa?
greement or difficulty between him nud
Weeks have rolled by, the attorneys
have been denied status iu the court,
and now we havo a formal order, reiter?
ating that the respondents aro in con?
tempt of its authority and orders. Nor
is this all. Tbey are suspended lrom
their functions as prnctilionors in tho
oonrt, until they comply with conditions
which it is plainly impossible for them
to comply with, even if they had the
will, or oould do it without betrayal of
rights and interests committed to them
to maintain and protect.
"Audit is further ordered, adjudged
aud decreed, (runs the lauguuga of this
order.) that each of the respondents be,
and he is hereby, suspended from his
office of attorney, solicitor and coun?
sellor iu the Cirouit and Probate Courts
of this State, and forbidden to praotice
therein, until the property and effects of
the Citizens' Savings Bauk of Sonth
Carolina shall be restored to tho custody
of this Court, and until nil fees received
b him since November 22, 1873, from
the funds of said bank, shall be restored
to the said bank and to tho custody of
We anxiously await tho publication of
the opinion, to see upon what grounds
Judge Carpenter places his extraordi?
nary order and decree. Evils and trou?
bles seem to be thickening iu every de?
partment of the State Government. Tbo
property of the citizen is virtually con?
fiscated, his rights invaded on all sides,
and the voice of those to whom, byhis
choice and under the law, his defence is
committed in courts, is silenced upon
grounds hitherto unknown to our laws
and usage. The order is unprecedented.
But we refrain from saying anythiug
more, until we examiuo tho opiniou
upon which it is based.
As will be seen by notice of tho chair?
man of the publio meeting held in this
city on Monday lust, tho adjourned
meeting is postponed to next Wednes?
day, tho 21st inst. The committee wete
unable to havo an interview with Gov.
Moses on yesterday, owing to his ub
sence from his office, caused by indis?
position. Besides, tho time of pay?
ment of taxes has been extended till the
5th of February, and the cause of hurry
in the matter of the meeting uo longer
exists. It is desirable to have the whole
strength of the community called out
at tho next meeting. The last was re
apectublo iu numbers, properly, iutelli-!
gence and earncstucss of purpose. But!
tho representation should ba as wide ns
tho interests which uro involved are
deep and varied. Let all who wish an
economical administration of uffiirs,
who object lo the remorseless assess*
raent of their properly, who fail to see
Iho advantage to themselves nud the
country of high taxation, mako it u
point to attend on the 21st, to consult
together and ngree upon a common lino
BiUL? of tue Bank of tub State. -A
mooting was held in Cbnrlostou on tho
12th, to take such actiou relutivo to the
bills of the Bank of the State as would
cause them to bo received for luxes, as
decreed by tho highest legal authority
in tho country?the Supremo Court of
tho United States. Much anxiety had
boeu exprosscd as to tho ninouut. of the
outstanding note-*. Those issued prior
to Bist December, 1800, had been
fundod to an extent which li ft but fmv
of that issue outstanding; these issued
after 1803 woro not included in tho Su?
preme Court deo:sion, aud of the issuos
of 1861 nud 18G2, although advertised
for over a poriod of threo months in the
principal cities North and South, it was
uot supposed that tho amount of these,
nddod to tho bills issued prior to De?
cember, 1800, would amount to 3300,
000. Tbis amount of bills could be so
urrnuged for that, without material in
oonveuienco to tho Stato, they could be
received for taxes, as were those of the
bills of the Bauk of tho State of Ten?
nessee, iu that State, which was n oaso
iu all respects precisely similar lo this.
Montgomery Blair ob Borne of tbe Se?
crets of tbe War*
A correspondent of tho New Orleans
Picayune writes thas of Sidney John
etoq at Sbilob and Hood at Atlanta:
Tbe writer, in looking over a Virginia
paper, the Lexington Gazette, was forci?
bly struck with an article which con?
tained the Bnbstance of a conversation
or interview of the Honr Montgomery
Blair, at the Virginia Springs, this past
summer, upon some of tho Beorets of
: tho lato war. We quote, us it is exceed?
"BiiAin's Ihtekview of Himself.?
While spending a day or two ut tho
Rockbridge Alum, last month, tho visit
of tho Hou. Montgomery Blair, in 1SCS,
to tho tjamu springe, was brought to
I mind, and nom j things couuected with
tho late war and related by biro wero
freshened in tho memory. At this ili;?
tanco of time, entire accuracy is impos?
sible, but'tho report is correct in the
main. Mr. B'air mado a public address
at tho Alum; but his conversations in
his porch of evenings wore specially in?
teresting, ilo was Mr. Lincoln's Post
muster-General, and know much of the
ins?lt) of the Wellington Government
His brother, Geu. Frank Blair, served
in the Western army. Ho said it was
twice in tho powur of our .Southern com?
manders to have achieved great victo?
ries. At Sbiloh, (they call it Pittsburg
Landing,) a great Qght was won, but
the fruits thrown away. When tbe
Confederate forces halted, tho Federals
wore ready to surrender. Thirty mi?
nutes more of active liring nnd pushing
would havo ended in the capture of Grant
and his command. Half of his troops
had already thrown down their arms,
and wore sheltering themselves under
the river banks. The gun-boats wero
dring, but their shot paused over tho
Confederates. Tho bluff.-) along tho
river required too high elevation of the
cannon. He bad beard that tho shells
from tbe boats bursted among the high
officers in the rear of the Confederate
army, aud led tbem to think their sol?
diers were suffering severely in their
approach by tbe river, and ordered a
halt. Ho mentioned a sally from Atlauta
by Hood, killing God. MoPherson, oue
of the most talented officers of the Fed?
eral army. Tbo death ?of this great
soldier and the impetuous and un?
checked advance of Hood threatened tho
United States forcos with destruction.
Sherman and bis gcuoruls were aware o*
tho crisis, and not hopeful of a buppy
issue. He weakened his line ut other
points, and crowded Haod with fresh
troops, till his terrible advance was
slackened and stopped. If half tho en?
terprise exhibited by Hood had been
shown by his subordinates, the ranks of
tho Federals, weakened by tho meu sent
to oppose the victorious onset of the
Confederate General-in-Chief, would
have been broken tbrongh, and Sher?
man put to flight or collapsed iuto a
surrender. Mr. Blair said bis brother,
Gcu. Frank Blair, drew for him the
battle-field, and assured him that tbe
movement of Hood would bo rated
among military mon as probably the
most brilliant of tho war, and that tho
escape of the Union army from ruin
was owing more to snpineucss in some
Southern officers than from any skill in
The writer was in both of tho battles
referred to, occupying a front position
iu both. At Sbiloh his line was ad?
vanced on the evening of the Gth until
it was in easy musket rungeof tho banks
of tho Tennessee liiver, where wero
huddled iu a wild, frightened and shud?
dering mass the remnant of Grant's
powerful army, which had been hurled
biiok with tremendous losses ami an an?
nihilated organization to tho water's
eugo by the masterly strategy aud uue
?1 niilcd onslaught of General Albert
Sydney Johnston, commanding the
Confederate forces. .Nuvor was moral*
und orgauizutiou so completely destroyed
in no army by ouo blow, us iu the Fede?
ral army under Grunt on tho evening of
Gth of April at Sbiloh?tho sun rose
that morning upon us proud an army as
the Federal Government could boa.-.t,
and set that evouiug upou a "hapless
host of fugitives," crushed and cower?
ing under tho sheltering bank* of tho
Tennessee. If tho death blow of that
graud old chieftain, id who-o lite,
genius and patriotism ids native Ken?
tucky und bor sister States may well be
proud, had hot been given, the Htar of
Grant, then glimmering in tho ascend?
ancy, would havo gone down in a tea id
bloody aud irretriovublo disaster- in (be
crdical motneut, when the hands of the
FederuI urmy wero extended t.? th< ir
enemy for a merciful surrender, a halt
was ordered. A few gnu-bouts in the
river kept up a scattering but innocent
shelling of our lines, while Liuull, with
a largo Federal force, marched rapidly
by forced marches to tho succor of
Graut, and thus was saved tbe Federal
army. Uno brigade of ours, it moved
forward after tho fatal bull-, would have
received tho Burrcudor ol till that was
left of a once proud army.
At Atlanta tho other event occurred
where Sherman came neu losing his
wholo nrmy. General J. J5. Hood had
just been placed in command of I he
Western army, worn down, as it was at
tho time, by an unremitting policy of
retreat, inaugurated by his predecessor,
to two-thirds of ils original strengt!), ho
determined to strike the enemy with his
whole forco the first opportunity that
was prcsonted. Ouo soon occurred.
The Federal army bad crossed tho Chat
(ahooobie, and was moving on Atlanta
to tbo right. General Thomas, com?
manding tho army of tbo Cumberland,
was between tho Cbultuhooohio and
Peach Tree Creek, tbo latter u conside?
rable stream and affording quite nu
obstacle tit tho timo for an army tooross.
Goucrul Soolield, commanding the urmy
of tbo Ohio, bud crossed further up,
aud bad takeu position on Peach Tree
Creek, whioh stream ran in a North?
easterly direction and outerod into tho
Cbattaboochie, near tbe railroad bridge,
while General McPherson, commanding
the army of Tennessee', was moving to
the South vest, on the Georgia Kail
road, to Deoatur, or near that point,
with a view of taming the extreme
right flank of our army und cutting its
Lien tenant-General A. P. Stewart's
corps and Hood's old corps (Cueathum
commanding) bold the lines in front of
Atlanta, confronting Thomas and Sco
field, while Lieutenunt-Genernl Harden
was dispatched with his corps South of
Atlanta on the night of tbe 21st of July,
by tho McDouougb road, towards De
catur, wilh instructions to completely
turu MuPherson's left, even, if in order
to do so, he was compelled lo go beyond
tbe town of Deoatur. In this nn.vu
moot ho was assisted by Major-General
Wheeler, with tho entire cavalry. The
plan was moot admirably devised, and
its proper execution would havo de?
stroyed Sherman. Harden aud Wheeh r
on his right were to begin the attack ou
McPherson at daylight ou the 221, or
ns soon after us practicable. As soon as
Hardoe would nucoeed iu forcing back
McPherson, (Jheatham was to attack on
the right, and, continuing tho move?
ment from tho right, forco the enemy
from right to left down Peueh Tree
Creek. Lieutenant-General Stewart
wua to follow up the movement with his
corps, in the tame manner as Cheatham,
when the action became general, il.ii
deo failed to get iu tbo position direct?
ed?did not get far enough arouud; but
his troops fought with courage aud im?
petuosity, doubling McPhersou's army
up, and jeopardizing it in the extreme.
Cheatham moved forward to prevent a
coucentration upou Hardae, ami carried
tbo enemy's works iu his Irout, taking a
largo number of prisoners, and captur?
ing a number of pieces of artillery.
Stewart wus unengaged. Harden and
Cheatham captured upwards of three
thousnud prisoners, sixteen pieces of
artillery aud nineteen standards. Hud
this attack been followed up an directeJ,
Sherman's urmy must havo succumbed,
or been crushed botween Peucb Tree
Creek and the Chattahoocbie. As it was,
its position was hazardous in tho ex?
treme. Tho Federal army was entirely
disorganized. Brigades melted into
squads, und regiments fell into inextri?
cable confusion. Tho army, ou account
of its dispositions and the fearful und
unexpected attack of Hood, could not
be manoeuvred for attack or retreat.
Like tho : nuke in the circle of lire, it
iniibt die there. It was ono of those oc?
casions where consternation seemed to
take hold of the arm}* aud paralyze it
for tho time. ODicers and men glared
dumbfounded and with stony looks iuto
each other's faces, and an impeudiug
doom seemed to settle upon an array
which had hitherto borne its haughty
standard "full high advanced," and
flaunted thorn iu the face of uu army
compelled by a fatal policy to forego
tbo blow which its great martial heart
60 yearned to give before its strength
was impaired and its spirit humiliated.
But that fate which frowned so darkly
at times through the rifted folds of the
checkered 6ky that bent nbovo our
youug Confedornoy, seemed to again
stretch forth its hands, aud stay our
proud army in the verySlusb of victory,
aud roll back our hopes into the shad?
ows of despair. A.
In consequence of tho failure of tho
I Committee of Thirteen, appointed to
confer with tho Governor, upon matters
of public interest, to meet him, iu con?
sequence of indisposition, yesterdoy, the
meeting which it was expected would bo
held to-day has, upon consultation, been
postponed to next Wednesday, the 2lst
instant. It is hoped that tho attend?
ance ou that day will bo largo and
prompt. Tho times demand the people
shall commit together. By request of
J. McKENZIB, Chairman.
A. C. Moore, Secretary.
i Stakvb Oer the Thieves.?A go
! vernment without money or credit is as
' harmless as an adder without its fangs.
? He that supportoth a corrupt govern
' meut is a traitor to the State, lie
j giveth aid and comfort lo its enemies.
! Verily, he warmeth a viper in his
bosom, wliich stiutret'i him to death.
All that tho thief wautetli is Ihy
money, lie giveth :t lo the wife of his
besom, who hidelh it away. Ho rub
beth his hands for more.
I jfille that hastetii to pay tuxes acteth r.u
. the fool. lie is not wise. Ho luckuth
He that givcth to the wicked lendtth
to the devil; verily, lie shall sillier there
i for.- -Pkoveuus.
' Hotel Akkivai.s, January 13, IST-t.?
: Whvtivr House?II M Sollon, Memphis;i
T A Jeflers, Uichluml; A H D.ivcga,
' C:ii- .sl*-r; W II Fowler, A W Soxlou,
New x'ork; W B Melt?, J I) Wither
I spoon, J S B Thomson, l'orkville; 15 P
Jackson, city; A M Suder, .1 W Dargan,
So niter; Jas W Brown, Texas; W A
Brndh y, Augusta; B F Bryan, Wihniiig
ton; W Luughliti, Charle.stou; E Mj
Johnston, New Volk; J C Mieter,
Union; Thon C Perrin, Abbeville; h J
Jones, Ncwberry; 11 (! Harper, Balli
j more; John Colloid, Spart?nburg.
j Hcntlrix House?W B Ahtlersou, S C;
H A Gibson, T B MeKiiedry, Faiiii Id;
Mrs Bradley and child, Savannah; O P
haw, Gruhumvillc; A J Ilorscford, J B
Livingston, liiohlund; Y P Mitchell,
Blackslock; W M Shackolford, New?
born; M Glover, J 11 Fowler, Orange
burg; W K Kennedy, F M Neelv, J Q
' Davis, W J D.vis Bidgoway; J T Hor
! ton. Abbi v.lie; II W Oweus, Moulicullo;
1' 11 Mayo, Alston.
--? ? *
A Sad Case.?It is said that Private
John Buriy, of Buttery II, Pirat Artille?
ry, stationed at the Citadel, Charleston,
dual recently, undiv circumstances
which excited the commiseration of his
companions in arms. Ho applied eevo
ral times for rtdief from duty on tie
! count of sickness, but was not excused.
City Mattete.?Subscribe for tbe
The days are getting perceptibly
Cask will be tbo rnlo at tbe Phoenix
We are promised morosimple fashions!
Tbo "Gem" apron is now tbe usefulj
and coquettish article of attire.
"Hats off," at places of nmusemeo',,
now applies to tbe ladies.
Good New Yoor's resolutions are al?
ready beginning to fall tbrongb.
BJWeathor, yesterday, oold, rainy and
A precocious boy, yesterday, observed
that tbe eky bad a bad attack of tbe
It keeps Uncle Tobv'a angel weeping
like u California freshet to blot out tbe
oaths caused by letters dated 1873.
Tbo Burns Club, of this city, will celo-;
brato the uuuiversary of tbo poet's birth, j
on Monday, the 2Gth?the 25th falliugj
Sec what Solomon's prices are, und1
govern yourselves accordingly. All
kinds of currency tukeu in exchange for
Wo aro in receipt of a curd of iuvita
tioa to tho anniversary celebration ol
tbo Ciceronian Literary Society of
Roauoko College, Virginia, on the 23d
of February, 1874.
Wo fiud it necessary to repeat that
anonymous communications, whatever
be their nature, will receive no consider?
ation at our bunds. Correspondents
must sign their proper names.
A lot of seventy-five Italian immi?
grants arrived in Charleston, by the
steamer South Carolina. They were
cared for by tbo Immigration Society
and afterwards forwarded to tbe op
Messrs. E. E. Davies & Co. have just
received a line lot of shad and other
fresh fish. They are receiving daily
frcsb supplies of Norfolk and Wilming?
ton oysters. Pricos reduced. Small
profits aud quick returns, C. O. D.
Au advertisement in another column
imparts tbo information that a lot of
Italian immigrants havo arrived in tbe
city and are in search of employment.
A party of twenty havo been engaged by
Tbo Board of Directors of tbe Monu?
ment Association desire to announce
that there will be ua exhibition of tab?
leaux vi cunts on Monday, January 19,
fur tho benefit of tbe Monument Asso?
ciation. Tho tableaux will be followed
by refreshments. Fall particulars will
be published ou Thursday, 15th.
Somo people are never satisfied. We
observe a number of oar exchanges in?
dulging in dismal forebodings of a
sweltering summer, without any ice
wherewith to cool their parched tongues.
In a short time, wo shall probably have
them chronicling, as usual, tbe coldest
weather iu tbe memory of tbe oldest in?
Tue City Hall and Opera House.?
Tbo plans for tbe interior of this new and
magnificent building have been changed,
j aud materially improved, at the
j suggestion of Messrs. Eageno Cramer,
Harry Walking and other competent
judges of what a theatre or opera bouse
should bo. The stage bus been enlarged
and the space beneath deepened, so ut
j to furnish a suitable depth for traps,
dressing rooms, oto. A "star" dressing
room adjoins tho stage. The galleries
j have been depressed, und will form a
j half circle, so arranged that a full view
of the stngo can bo obtained. The
I chairs iu the parquctta will have mova
J ble seats of the latest style. Tbe large
room iu tho third story front will be
used as u refectory, and that on tbe
second lloor as a gentleman's retiring
room. Tho ticket office will bo tit the
head (f the broad stair-way?leaving
j ample room on tho landing for at least
I fifly persons. The columns supporting
: tho galleries aro to bo of iron. Fire
; Ctcupes will be attached to each of the
! windows, and every provision xuado to
clear the house in the shortest possible
I time, i.'i case of an alarm. Tho plans
' for thu Council Chamber, Clerk's office,
i Mayor's private room, eto., have not yet
been decided upon, wo believe. Tbe
I building has nil extensive frontage ou
; Richardson and Washington streets;
1 ai.d will, when completed, bo one t i' the
handsomest buildings of tbo kind iu the
To St'iisciHiiKiiH and Advertisers ?
? Orders for advertisements, job work,
etc., must bo accompanied with the
'cash. No exceptions oun be made.
Ordinary advertisements 81 per square
of nine printed Huer for first insertion;
'fifty cents each subsequent iusertion;
weekly, mouthly and yearly rates fur?
nished on application. Advertisements
inserted onco a week, $1 each insertiou.
j Marriages and funeral invitations, 81.
1 Notices in local columu fifteen cents a
Hup, each iusertion.
Alette annual meeting of the fitotk
boidora of tbe Carolina National Bank,
held yesterday, the following gentlemen
were re-eleoted Directors: Meaars. L. D.
Childs, J. W. Parker,*?John T. Darby,
B. O'Nealo, Jr., Edward Hope? O. D.
Melton, Jobn S. Wiley, J.B. Ezell. Aft
a meeting of tbe Directors, held the
same day, Col. L. D. Childs was unani?
mously re-elected President and Dr. J.
W. Parker Vice-President. The other
officers of this bank are: Captain O. J.
Eredell, Cashier; Mr. Wiley Janes,
Teller; Mr. John Bell, Collection De?
partment; Mr. Lo.iis Simkins, Book?
keeper; Mr. Johu Mclz, Clerk; Mbj. 0.
D. Melton, Solicitor.
Pikenixiana.?Thejdeasure of doing
good is the only one that never wears
They cull defaulting, "affected with
the prevailing," out West.
No other living thing can go so slow
as a boy ou au errand.
A bign of tbe times?Signing another
Long feit skirts aro advertised as a
"long felt want."
It is suid that a patient waiter is no
loser; but bow about tbe patient man
who can't get waited upon?
List ok New Advertisements.
Indian Girl?Cigars, Pipes, &o.
O. H. Baldwin?Postponement.
Arrival of Immigrants.
California. Cigar Store.
1 W. Mo. Blair & Co.?Notice.
Meeting Columbia Chapter.
; Mb. Ed iron: Permit me to occupy a
small space in yonr paper to replj to a
communication on the above subject,
over tbe signature of Tilman It. Games,
.in this morning's issue. My object ia
not to throw ouy obstaole in tbe way of
immigration, but to correct Bome mis*
'statements contained in it, and to make
known to tbe immigrants, before leaving
.New York, tbe conditions on which
they uro carried hers, which has not
been done in tbo case of some women
who buve been recently brought to this
place. If tho striot eat integrity is not
observed with these people when they
arrive here, tbe cause of immigration
will bo retarded, instead of being pro?
Mr. Gaiues says it costs $20 to bring
sdult immigrants from New York to
Columbia. The Charleston News and
Courier says it costs only $11.50. Now
Lean provo that tbe statement of. the
News and Courier is very nearly correct;
; while that of Mr. Gaines is very far -
from being so. I can prove that the
agents of the steamship line carry im?
migrants in bodies of twenty or more
from New York to Charleston for 88 in
the steerage, and give them saoh board
as steerage passengers usually get, and
the South Carolina Railroad fare to Co?
lumbia is only 81.05, according to Mr.
jG.'s owu statement, thereby making the
jcost only $9.95. Allowing $1 for oar
'hire and a meal at the hotel in Charles?
ton, tho entire cost wonld be only
$10.95. Tbo cost of children is only
bull price, or $5.45. This leaves, in the
cose of adults, a net profit or over?
charge iu tbo bands of Mr. Gaines of
,89.05. Now if this overcharge was to
come out of tbe pocket of tbe employer,
the caso would not be so very bad; but
when tbo poor immigrant is made to
pay it, it is indeed pitiable. I will here
state a case in point. A woman and her
little girl eleven years old, was brought
hero three weeks ngo and hired to two
respectable uud responsible gentlemen,
each of whom paid Mr. Gaines 820, for
which they uow h Id his receipts, and
for which the mother and child bad to
igree, in tho presence of Mr. G., that
they would work out the amount before
receiving any wages. This was $40 for
what coat Mr. G. ouly $lb\50.
In Mr. Gaines' communication is cm
bodied a certificate (which was not evi
, dently written by auy of tho geutlemen
who signed it) which states that tbe $20
is paid by tho employer, and as I have
shown that this is not the fact, it is evi?
dently calculated to deceive the poor
, immigruuts iu New York. Tho gentle
meu who signed it, no doubt, did so
under a luisapprokcusiou of facts, or
1 without duo consideration. Should such
: injustice us is hero complained of roach
the Irish or German press in Now York,
through auy unfriendly source, tho in?
jury to Southern immigration would bo
incalculable. Tbo importance of tho
i subject, und tbo great desire of our peo?
ple for uu increase id our population,
is my ouly apology for trespass to so
great au extent on \uur columns.
Columbia, S. C, January 13, 1S7-1.
Nervous Debility.?A depressed,
irritable state op mind; weak, nee
vous, exhausted feelino', no energy
or animation; oi : used head, weak
memory, often with de militating, in?
voluntary discmarges.?ThO cobbc
t]ueuco of excesses, moutal over-work or
indiscretions. Tins nervous debility
lluds a sovereign cube in Humphreys*
Homohuthic Specific, No. 28. It
tones up the system, arrests discharges,
dispels tho mental gloom and despond?
ency, and rejuvenates the entire system;
it .is perfectly harmless aud always ef?
ficient Price $5 for a package of five
boxes nnd a largo $2 vial ot powder,
which is important iu old ser:ous cases;
or t?l per singlo box. Sold by all
druggists, or sent by mail on receipt of
I price. Address Humphreys' Specific
iHoMoznATHio Medicine Company, No.
|?G2 Broadway, N. Y. For solo by
IGeiger k McGregor, Colombia, 8. C