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Saturday Morning, Arpril 8, 187?.,/
The Question of Funding "fraudulent^.
In the Charleston Acte* and Courier, of
yesterday, wo hayo from "Videtto" an
account of conversations had by him
with Gov. Chamberlain, Comptroller
Dunn and Treasurer Cardozo. All parties
professed a desire and purpose to be well
pleased with each other and to act har?
moniously together. There appeared to
be some contrariety vof view, however,
.between* the Comptroller and the Treu
Hurer, with reference to funding certain
coupons. Tho former said that he should
cordially support tho funding Act, inter?
posing objections only to the funding of
any fraudulent securities. Ho beliovcd
that nearly a half million of this ohiss of
coupons bad already been funded, and
that thero are now outstanding over a
half million of coupons not accounted
for?coupons which were taken from tho
conversion bonds before tho bonds ever
left the treasury. Those he will oppose,
because he does not regard them as valid
obligations of the State. The Treasurer,
on the other hand, maintains that, ad?
mitting tho fact that detached coupons
were issued improperly, it is neither
legal nor equitable to, make those who
.now hold such coupons suffer for tho
-wrong-doing of the agents of the State,
? an d that it would be best for the interests
>of the State and her credit that such
-coupons should be funded. He did not
know what would be the Comptrollers
course with regard to these matters.
From the account above copied of the
Comptroller's opinion and purpose, there
??would seem to be no reason to doubt that
ho will regard it as his duty to oppose
- the further funding of the class of cou
? pons which he pronounces fraudulent,
? and which the Treasurer thinks should
? be funded, if the fraud attaching to them
? > rests only on tho agents of the State,
"?tibttoing fully the convictions of Gomp
? toiiler Dunn upon this point, we shall
watch with interest the further denoue ?
ment of the financial tangle. The idea of
treating admitted frauds as valid claims
against the State, is repugnant to all idea
of justice and right. To do it while we
measurably repudiate the bona fide debt,
upon the ground that we are too poor to
pay it, is doubly revolting. And when
we look at the tax bill, and the bonanza
soheme, and the pile of other claims and
deficiencies already rising, we worlder
what will he the end of all these hideous
exactions. Fay, pay, payl That is the
only tune in vogue. The candle is burn?
ing at both ends, and in the middle, too.
The tone of the New York Herald is
usually kind, if not always just, towards
the people of the , South. It has done
them immense service in ? dragging the
atrocities, rogueries and outrages to
which thoy have been subjected into
light. But now and then it misses the
mark sadly, as the other day, when it said
that the South had for ten years refused
the olive branch which the North had af
- feotioiutoly held out to it. And now
again, in publishing a despatch to the
effect that the most daring of tho parties
. engaged in the recent raids from Mexico
on the American frontier "are ex-Con?
federate soldiers who, ruined by tho war
and deprived, of the support of slave
labor, prefer the life they are lending to
earning an honest livelihood." These
things are only worthy of a sour, malig?
nant carpet-hag organ. There may pos?
sibly he some color for this imputation;
some desperate ex-Confoderate, or a few
of them, may bo in this bud company;
but we don't believe it Confederate
soldiers knew how to die, and they cer?
tainly understood how to fight. Their
record is high and nttests devotion to
principle. From it they cannot descend.
Plunderers they never could become.
Southern firesides reared no such men.
Southern society has its vices and faults,
of course, but they do not hike this turn.
They are as distinct from it as from the
secret and stealthy murders perpetrated
and the abortions procured in some other
latitudes.' They may kill sorbetimes in
angor. Heaven knows they have provo?
cation enough. Thoy have more reve
t renoe for the fifth than for the seventh
commandment; but they are not robbers
and sluggnrdis. They are law-abiding,
peaceful and laborious. They toil for
their families in the face of the heaviest
exactions. They hope for justice at last
NO injustice can drive them to deapera
Budodfo Lanciani, commissioner of
archaeology at Some, has written a long
letter to the New York Herald, in whisk
ae j nattering promises as to
the Ending of ancient treasures in the
bed of the Tiber, when that stream is
drained. Ho oites instances of very
valut\blo discovorien of bronxes, marbles
and non tit-bits of the household para
pherqalia/ of. ^the old Bomans ? whioh
divers hdvo made, and whioh have heen
picked up in the anoient uewera near the
river. He thinks that the seven
branched candlo-eticfcwhioh was borne
from Jerusalem after the sacking of the
temple will > surely be dlseervered in tfie
soft mud of that historic stream.
In Franca a man ha* been condemned
toJ Sl^lB^^^*?** wit& a "bar?
The Connecticut Election.
! All eyes arc turned to the election in
Connecticut, next Monday. A full State
tiokct and members of Congress arc to be
chosen. . There are but two tickets in the
field?Democratic and Republican?nnd
the Democrats and Liberal Republicans
are cordially united under the liberal
polioy of the Democratic organization.
The Democratic candidate for Governor
is Charles B. Ingersoll, and the Republi?
can candidate, James Lloyd Green. The
Democratic? candidates for Congress are:
First District, Goo. M. Sanders; Second,
James Thelps; Third, LafayotteS. Foster;
Fourth, Wm. H. Barnum. And the Re?
publican candidates are: Jos. R. Hawlev,
S. H. Kollogg, H. H. Starkweather and
Robert Howard, in the Fir?t, Second,
Third and Fourth, respectively. The
members of the Forty-third Congress ro
nominated, are Messrs. Hawlcy, Kellogg,
Starkweather and Barnum. Only a plu?
rality vote is required to elect tue Go?
vernor. Last year, Ingersoll, Democrat,
was elected Governor by 6,782 majority
over Harrison, Republican. In 1873, tho
same officer was elected over Harrison by
5,81-1 majority; and in 1872, Jewell, Rc
Sublicnn, was elected Govornor over
[ubbard by 2,001 majority. The majori?
ties for Congressional candidates in 1873
wero as follows: First District, Republi?
can, 1,266; Second District, Republican,
78; Third, Republican, 1,177; Fourth,
Democratic, 1,429. It will be seen that
in 1873, when Ingersoll, Democrat and
Liberal, was elected by 5,814 plurality,
and 3,347 majority over all, the Kepubli?
cans earned threo of the four Congres?
sional Districts, and gave a Republican
majority of 1,854 on the Congressional
voto of the State. This bIiowb how inde?
pendently the people of the land of
steady habits voted?giving at the same
election nearly 6,000 majority to one
party on State candidates, and nearly
2,000 for tho opposite party on Congres?
This spirit is to be more severely tested
and- moro handsomely illustrated, wc
hope, in the present election. The Re?
publicans of Connecticut, unable to dis?
cern the signs of the times, not appreci?
ating the significance of the New Hamp?
shire- election as n success against Grunt
rather than against tho Democrats, made
a nomination of a blatherskite, who is
positively offensive to every liberal or
conservative Republican. The Govern?
ment office-holders and hangers-on of
power captured the convention, ami of
course, nominated tho man who had the
prodigious genius to fire 100 guns over
the President's message, defending the
despotic subversion of civil authority in
New Orleans, and to proclaim his lick
spittleism to the world by a despatch,
announcing his purpose to fire 100 guns.
It is easy to see that he is a man after
Grant's own heart, and he has gone to
his support with all tho power of patron?
age and appointment, and proclaims him
as the coming Governor. But really he
looks to be only a foil to show oft* the
solid party and decided merits of Go?
vernor Ingersoll. His administration
has been faithful and blameless in all re?
spects. His re-election is desirable, ns a
tit tribute to his worth, ond as a rebuke
to the Louisiana policy of the adminis?
tration. That issue is the main one that
is now to be decided. The whole buttle
is staked on it, and Louisiana, Arkansas
and the third term are watch-words of
tho contest. Of course it is full of sig?
nificance and interest for us of the South.
Our rights and the just privileges of our
States are involved in it. "If," us the
Philadelphia Times says, "Governor In?
gersoll shall be re-elected, us he doubtless
will be, it will not be a Democratic vic?
tory, but i\ victory of the better men of till
parties over political subserviency and de?
generacy; and if Greene should succeed,
it would not be a Republican victory,
but a personal victory for President
Graut, und vn emphatic declaration in
his favor as the Republican candidate in
ISTERKATXOKATi StJN OAY-Sf! KOO r. CON?
VENTION'. - -The First International (Sixth
National) Convention of Sunday School
Workers of America?including the
United Slides and the Dominion of Ca?
nada?is hereby called to meet at Balti?
more, Maryland, at 10 A. M., of Tues?
day, May 11, 1875, to continue in session
until Thursday evening, May 13, in
elusive. Euch State and Territory of tho
United States is entitled to delegates at
this convention to tho number of twice
its full representation in Congross?Se?
nators included. Canada is entitled to
a similar popular representation, suv
two delegates for each 135,000 inhabi?
tants, with four in addition for each pro?
Delegates are to bo appointed by State
or provincial Sunday School (Union)
Associations, or by their official repre?
sentatives. Where no such associations
exist, arrangements will he made for tho
selection of delegates on application to
tho Delegation Committee of the Con?
vention, of which Bev. Georgo A Poltz,
Newark, N. J., is Chairman. En tor tain
ment for duly accredited delegates in
kindly tendered by the citizenn of Balti?
more, in case application io made accord?
ingly, prior to May 1, to Bev. H. A.
Sjneltz, No. 8 North Charles atroet, Balti?
more, Md. Information as to . possible
railroad facilities may be obtained from
Gen. Clinton B. Fish, No. 8 Broad
street, New York. A bazaar for the ex?
hibition of Sunday School helps and ap?
pliances is arranged for in a building
convenient of access to the convention.
Applications for space and aooommodn
tions in this may be mads to John C.
Middl eton, 805 Broadway, New York.
I David Crockott, after returning homo
from his first trip to New York, gave his
backwoods audience Ma idea of the first
gehtleman in the metropolis: "Philip
Hone is the most gentlemanly man in
New York, boys, and I'll tell you bow I
know it When he asks you to drink, he
don't hand you a glass?he puts the de?
canter'oh the table, and walks off to the
window and looks out until vou have
Hu. Editob: It ia duo to. tho pt
that the communlpafldtt?Ignad "
Fayor," which appotv^R^S^OTTtcei
yesterday, in defence 'of '.what i .
commonly known ris .ihei: ^I^$iBtaj9f> j
should not bo suffered to pans w''
Comment. The ussertion whtoh:?|iS
thnt general opinion favors this bill, C
seen in it advantage to the truo interostn
of the State, is a gwss slari'der upompub
lic opinion in this community and in
the State at large, and. needs both con
tradiotion and Tebuke.r I feel no hesi-1
tation in saying that, with the respecta?
ble citizens of thin State, who have no
Sersonul interest in this bill, there exists
ut one opinion as to its ohuraster nnd
merits. That opinion has been declared
by every means given to it to declare
itself?through its representatives in the
Legislature, through the pre.-.* all over
the Stute, and through t'no privat ? de?
clarations of those who usually direct it.
and thnt opinion is not what ??Tax-Payer"
has asserted it to be. That opinion is,
on the contrary, that the bonanza bill,
or Act, whichever it is, is simply a job
and a swindle?a thing conceived
iniquity?r. nicely-disguised r:-.id upon
the public purse, under the leaders!)ip
of a man whoso antecedents must stump
as infamous any Bcheme to which he is n
party. This, I nay, is tho gencml senti?
ment upon the subject. Whether or not
the sentiment is justifiable, from the
facts of the case, is another matter. Here
"Tax-Payer" is entitled to the benefit of I
his argument: "The fact of the mutter I
is," says philo-bonanza, "that the claims
generally provided for in the bonanza
bill are*as good and valid as the similar
claims which have boon specifically pro?
vided for in the various bills passed by
tho General Assembly during tin; last
three sessions." Shades of Moouey and
Leggott! What an indictment is this
against the Act it is meint to defend!
Our "Tax-Payer" is evidently conscious
of the dubious nature of this compari?
son, and, therefore, hasten.-, forward to
the advantages which the Shite is to de?
rive from the bill?advantages wholly in?
dependent of the justice of the claims, und
which, indeed, pre-suppose that at least
a largo number of them arc fraudulent.
Tho advantages are, first, that it i.-> better
to accept tho situation, nnd pay $250,01)0
for these claims, than to risk being sad?
dled with $500,000 at some future tiuu
and, second, that under this Act, the
claims will bo examined by a commission.
As to the first, we doubt the policy, under ]
any circumstances, of compromising with
rogues. But, thank God, the time has
passed for us to weigh such base shifts,
und none know better than the sponsors I
of this Act, how desperate is their chance |
for payment outside of its provisions.
As to tue second advantage urged, I have
now little to say. The advantage of the
commission will depend wholly upon
the character of the commissioners and
the rules by which they are guided: and
without reflecting upon any of the gen?
tlemen named, it may be safely said that
no citizen, who, in a matter of this sort,
acts in defiance of public opinion, can
carry with him the confidence of the
public The fact that this Act is odious
in tho sight of tho body of tho people,
must be alone sufficient to deter any man,
rho wishes to retain that confidence, from
any act which will assiBt in giving to it
force or validity. This would ba true, if
the character and purpose of the Act were
unimpeachable, on any ground save that
of being against public policy, in the ad?
dition which it makes to taxation, already
too oppressive. It is doubly truo, when
it is romembered that this Act had a Leslie
for its sponsor, was foBtered by a Whitte
more, and is with reason believed to be
tainted with fruud and fruitful of job?
TnE St. Patbick of South Carolina.
At tho celebration of St. Patrick's Day in'
Charleston, Judge Reed, in his remarks
in response to a toast on the judiciary,
usod tue following eloquent language in
reference to Governor Chamberlain, and
the result of his administration. Allud?
ing to the legend that St. Patrick had
banished the snakes i'rjr.i Ireland, he
Daniel H. Chamberlain Li the St.
Patrick who is destined t."> expel the
reptiles from South Carolina. He is en?
gaged now in beating the magical dram
of honesty and economy, and if, per
:hance, he has at any time struck it too
hard and brokon the head, as somu men
suggest, his good angol will restore it,
an?l he will beat on until, aided by all
that is honest, just and true of our popu?
lation, the government, in all its depart?
ments, will be cleansed of the reptiles
that infest it, put on the high road to re?
form, and restored to the ic?v<> and con?
fidence of our people. Yes. Mr. Presi?
dent, Governor Chamberlain ha.s nobly
and boldly thrown himself in'o the
breach, und, although ho may have erred
in some things?for to err is human?I
confidently predict that his administra?
tion is to result in working out a
thorough reformation of the State
Governm-int, and restore to our
people peace, prosperity and fraternity
at no distant day. In this great work,
ull good men, of every name, race, color
and condition, will cordially affiliate.
For you may rest assured, sir, that a great
majority of the people are resolved that
henceforward a better state of things
shall exist. If there be suspicions as to
the honesty of legislators, the evil must
be corrected, and the suspected parties
consigned, if not to a house, of correc?
tion, to the privacy of their own homes.
If as to the judiciary, let the same result
follow with greater expedition, until all
men?even thecorruptionists themselves,
who, when a sober second thought over?
takes them, will rejoice at the result
shell feel that we have a judiciary dis?
tinguished for its independence,, its dig?
nity, its purity and integrity. When
this state of things is realized by all our
people, when they foci and know thoy
ore protected in their parsons and pro?
perty by an incorruptible judiciary,
then, secured as they will be in the en?
joyment of liberty regulated by law, will
all othor evils become' tolerable. Thon
will the shamrook and the thistle, the
rose and the palmetto, bo inseparably
blended. oymboUoal of the political mil?
lennium that awaits tho inhabitants of
Tho beauty of "strikes" is woll Illus?
trated in Massachusetts, where the clos?
ing of six mills takes $100,000 wages
each month from the, workmon, while
tho hands, whioh are still employed, have
to pay an onerous ('Union assessment
to support their striking brethren in
'i^^?KfSgili or Old PiiOB.ujiJuiTricB,?St.
;Louis ha? a prodigiously learned profes?
sor Wlkrfias placed Old Probabilities far
, th? tack-ground as a weather prophet,
whose familiarity with meteorolo- |
cycles, atmospheric paroxysms,
translations, etc., has led his [
ntidns to be looked upon as gospel
a fctred St. Louisians. According
-to Professor Tice, he called attention
some time ago to the fact that we were in
a Yehusian equinox, and be predicted
all the storms and other horrors which
have occuiT9d in the last few months.
In a communication to the St. Louis
Democrat he make-, the following prodic-1
tion: "It is indisputable that the plie
notuenn witnessed lor the last month are
extraordinary. Hut were thev accidental
or the sequences of n particular physical
came, as we contend? Those that hold
to the accidental theory, let them observe
the phenomena from, say, the Cth of
next June through the first half of July,
und compare them with the thirty days
preceding and succeeding. Our predic?
tion is, high eioctrio tension in tho at?
mosphere, many thunder storms, possi?
bly neavy rnin-falls, and cyclones, siu:h
as water-spouts and tornadoes. The cycle
recurs again about the middle of October.
The phenomena twenty days before and
after should be particularly noted." He
lurcher adds these comforting reflections:
'?A Yen union equinox gives ri<se to more
dangerous perturbations than those of
the vernal and autumnal equinoxes of j
tho earth." Having been thus advised,
we may. about next June, say our prayers
and prepare for the worst. In tho event
of the fulfillment of Tine's prophesy, he
should be promoted to the chair of Old
Probabilities, who has been giving evi?
dence of mental decay recently.
A chat ab-mt German Parliaments, in
SrrUmrr's for April, is more than ordina- |
rily interesting, from the resemblance
which it shows these legislative bodies
to bear to the Congress of the United
Stat-s. Indeed, the present Imperial ]
Parliament seems to be a sort of cross be?
tween our House of Representatives and
Senate, less noisy than the one, not so
dignified a.> the other. There, instead of
the Democrats and Republicans, each oc?
cupying their own side of the hall, are
the Centre or Ultramontanes, the extreme
right or Conservatives, and the extreme
Left or Radicals. IJetwcen these arc1
the moderate Conservatives and mo?
dern Radicals. No one is allowed to
speak from the lloor, all ascend the tri?
bune, and while there no man must read
what he has to suy. Prominent among
the Liberals, despite his rank, is Prince
Hohenlohe, now Minister of tho Empire
at Paris. While in the Parliament he
was always on the watch for till Ultra?
montane advances against German
unity. Of course, in all these Parliaments
Prince Bismarck is a central figure. His
speech, at first hesitating and apparently
almost painful in delivery, noon rises
to that originality, freshness and "gritti
ness'* which makes him tho most eagerly
listened to man upon the floor. The
Imperial Parliament has its door-keeper,
too, different from those of our Congress,
because he receives no "fees" or "per?
quisites," except a small sum of money
given him by each member at the close
of a session for his picture, taken in the
most astonishingly absurd costume for a
door-keeper which ever saluted human
eves, Teutonic or anv other sort.
Plain Worms van the People.?When
broken down in health, htrongth and
spirits, it is not necessary that we should
ask a medical man whether un invigorant
is necessary. Common sense tells us
that it is. The only question to be de
? oided is, what tho inv.gorant shnll be. A
standard tonic and restorative, which has
I been many years before the public, and
in which millions of the intelligent classes
repoee the fullest faith, seems, in a case
like this, to present the strongest claims
to the oonfidenco of the prudent invalid.
Hosteller's Stomach Hitters may be truly
said to possess these high recommenda?
tions. Its triumphant progress during
period of twenty years, its present
popularity, and the uniform success
which attends its use in indigestion,
nervous debility, biliary complaints,
fever and ague, iuid all ailments which
depress the physical system and enervate
the min i, entitle it to the rank of a stan?
dard national spocifie. It is regarded in
that light by the community tit large,
and hundreds of thousands of both sexes
resort to it at this season as a preventive
of that numerous and harassing class of
diseases which take their rise from the
miasmatic winds an 1 vapors of spring.
It is a stimulant, a tonic, an alterative
and a mild aperient -four essential re?
storative and protective elements of the
materitt wn/iea--united in a single agree?
able preparation. Every ingredient is
'etable, of the finest quality, and ab?
solutely pure. Uostetter'rf Litters is better
known, held in greater esteem, and com?
mands n larger sale than any other pro?
prietary medicine manufactured in this
country or imported from abroad.
United Status District Count -
I Ckablsstox, April 1?Judge Bryan pre?
siding. In the matter of Nathaniel Barn
well, assignee, to sell real estate in the
matter of J. C. Routh, bankrupt, it was
ordered that the salo of sixty acres of
land to Isaiah Hultiwangcr be confirmed.
The petitions of J. R. Lambson and J.
H. Guy, bankrupts, for final discharge in
bankruptcy, were referred to Registrar
Carpenter for final hearing on 22d April.
The petition of L. D. McMakin, bank?
rupt, for final discharge in bankruptcy,
was referred to Registrar Clawson. Tho
I petition of </. H. Clawson, assignee, to
sell property improperly set aside as
homestead in the mattor of Thos. Whito
sidos, was heard, and it was ordered that
the report of W. J. Clawson, Registrar,
be confirmed, and that the assignee sell
the homestead tract mentioned in the
fietition, and that the bankrupt be sl?
owed to remain in possession till January
I, 1875. Tho petitions of J. H. Clawson,
oauigneo, to sell property improperly set
aside as homestead in the matters of Miles
Johnson, W. J. Collins and Jerry Moss,
bankrupts, were heard, and the Oourt
made a similar order as above. The pe?
tition of Wm. J. Rose, to establish rights
to property in the matter of Jos. McFad
J den, bankrupt, was referred to Registiar
I Seabrook. In tho petition of Williams &
Murchison et at., for sale of choses in
action, it was ordered that the assignee
sell and distribute the proceeds accord?
ing to law.
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Common pteas?Please shut the door.
, City It jms.?Subscribe for the Phcenix
und then invent u V in the real estate dis?
Reading matter on every page.
Wo cannot boast of the weather, yes
torday?a little too much April mixed up.
In forwarding subscriptions to the
Phoenix and Gleaner, don't forget the
The Governor has appointed ill". John
McCord a Trial Justice of this city, vice
S. E. Stratton, removed.
The long-lookcd-for busc balls ae/l bats
have arrived at Mr. McKenzie's. Bnse
Imllists can now be made happy.
What bus caused the upward start in
beef? Yestcrduy, twouty-fivc cents a
pound whs paid for steaks in tho mar?
You can get ull stylos of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, at tho Piubnxx office. Prices satisfac?
A bargain can be obtained in the pur?
chase of a fount of second-hand bour?
geois or minion, with the necessary cases,
at the PHOtNtX office.
The horses attached to tho carriage of
Mr. Hardy Solomon ran off, yesterday,
and pretty thoroughly demolished it.
It' you want a well-made suit of clothes
for a little money, call in and look at tho
new suits tho Messrs. Swaftield are open?
ing this day.
Grammatically speaking, a kiss has
been called a conjunction, but the Lowell
Cmirier calls it a verb, us it signifies to do
and to suffer.
A conductor on the Wilmington, Co?
lumbia and Augusta Railroad, on Thurs?
day night, attempted to put a second
class passenger in bis proper car, when
he was resisted, and both rolled off into
a stream of water. No other injury.
Tickets in the real csbite distibution,
which comes oft* in April, can be obbiined
at Ph<?NDC office, Indian Girl Cigar Store,
Columbia Hotel Cigar Store, Wheeler
House, Sulzbacher's California Cigar
Store, and Sheridan's grocery store.
An investment of So may cause you to
be the fortunate possessor of a con?
venient house, a building lot, a pair of
spanking horses, or a gold watch. The
real estate distribution is the mode.
The proprietor of the Columbia Hotel
came very near being mulcted in a bottle
of champagne, a few nights ago. Four?
teen balls on the pool table were pocket?
ed, but tho fifteenth missed by just a
The fair of the Washington Light In?
fantry, which is being held in Hibernian
Hall, Charleston, is considered the finest
and most successful one over held in
that city. The attendance has been im?
mense. A number of Columbians are to
bo scon in the hall nightly.
A colored lad was discovered under
the bed at Dr. Ensor's residence, on
Thursday last; and on being arrested,
confessed that he hud seen Mrs. Bnsor
coming out of a bank, nnd supposing
she had money, had slipped into the
house to got possession of it. He was
locked up in tho Asylum for the night
and was turned over to the police yester?
"Variety is the spice of life," says an
old adage, and Mrs. Huffman believes in
it. She daily receives additions to her
stock, which embraces light and heavy
articles, sweet nnd sour, meats and vege?
tables; smoked, plain nnd ? Bologna
sausages; early vegetables and fruits;
West India fruits; French confectionery;
canned goods and articles innumerable.
You will be politely attended to?Miss
Josephine Smith will be glad to see all
The Columbia Choral Union, having
bc?n generally requested to repeat the
very pleasant entertainment given Thurs?
day evening, at the Opera House, we
hope that they will do so at nn early a
day as possible. Such entertainments
are chasto and enjoyable. Wo under?
stand Thursday being "April fool's day,"
a good many cautious individuals were
afraid to purchase tickets for the "Old
Folkes" concert. Go next time, my
friends, and you' will enjoy it all the
The city directory, just published and
delivered by Messrs. Beasley Jb Emerson,
has given universal satisfaction. We
have examined it carefully, and find it
as complete and accurate as possible,
and compiled with great core. It cer?
tainly should be in every business house.
We understand the publishers go from
hero to our neighboring city of Char?
lotte, for the purpose of publishing a
directory there. Wo con highly com?
mend them to the citizens, and safely
guarantee that they will publish them a
directory whioh shall be a credit to
Charlotte and themselves.
NKWSPAPJOi Dbath.?Tueviasl issue ?oi
tho Mac on, Ga., Daily Star appeared on
the 31st of March, and tho Telegraph and
Messenger is now the only paper in Mooon.
The Star struggled a long time to over?
come fate?as fast as one proprietor's
funds became exhausted,.some one .else
attempted tho work of keeping life in the
sickly child, but to no avail; block deatl?
at la?t overtook it, find the'Sfar' has r;->.i?
the way of the Columbia Guardian r id
' South Carolinian, Savannah .Republican,
I the Charleston Courier, the Montgomery
I Hail, and several other Southern jour?
The W. L. L?The following pleasing
correspondence is published at the re?
quest of numerous friends of our Rich
land Rifle Club. It will be perused with
Columbia, S. C, March 20, 1373.
James Gray Porter, Esq., Secretary W.
L. f.?My Dear Sie: It affords me'sin?
cere pleasure to send you the enolosed
draft for fifty dollars. It is a contribu?
tion from the Riuhlund Rifle Club, of this
city, towards the objects of the approach?
ing Fair of tho Washington Light Infan?
try, and in response to a request made
by me of Cant, Hugh S. Thompson, Pre?
sident of said Rirlo Club, to submit tho
matter to the compnny under his com?
mand. To this request he cheerfully
and readily accoded, and it is grateful to
me to record his and their action in tho
premises, and the liberal offering to which
it led and of which I have herein tho
happiness of furnishing the evidence.
As the movement bad proceeded .from
my solicitation, they have kindly, and of
their own motion, deemed it proper that
I should be the medium of transmitting
information of its result, through you, to
the old and honored corps of which you
are Secretary; and a more agreeable office
could hardly have been asked of me.
I have a strong attachment to the Wash?
ington Light Infantry?an attachment
extending through more than two-thirds
of a life of nearly seventy-five years,
founded on many delightful recollections
and associations connected with my for?
mer membership in the compnny, and
cherished by the unsullied reputation it
has over sustained for the honoroble, pa?
triotic and gallant bearing of those who
composed its ranks. And it is most
gratifying to me to find that the prestige
which these noble qnalities have given
the company, has not been confined to
our own beloved State, but is shown to
have ibtfinfluencc beyond onr borders, by
the zeal and enthusiasm which have been
exhibited by the people of other sections
of the country, who so largely and com
mendably propose to unite with the corps
in efforts to promote the high and bene?
volent ends for which tho coming fair
has been inaugurated.
With my earnest wishes that the enter?
tainment may be nnmerously attended
and abundantly patronized, and that
every desire of the company in regard to
its management and success may be fully
realized, I am vours, respectfully and
truly, PETER J. SHAND.
Charleston, S. C, March 31, 187?.
My Dear Sir: Your favor of 29th inst,
enclosing a check for fifty dollars, contri?
bution from the Richbvnd Rifle Club, of
your city, towards our fair, and your own
donation of five dollars, was handed me,
yesterday evening, by Mr. Winthrop Wil?
liams, and I take the first opportunity of
returning to you, and through you to our
generous friends, onr warmest thanks
for your kindly remembrance of us.. We
will take occasion later, when we have
completed our labors, to make a more
formal acknowledgment to our sister
corps. The opening of the fair, lost
night, was successful beyond our high?
est expectations, and makes us very
hopeful as to the final result. I wish
very much that yon were able to be pre?
sent some night during the week?not
that your enthusiasm or pride need tho
slightest addition, but it would please
you greatly to see what earnest efforts
are being made to raise the Washington
Light Infantry of to-day to the high po?
sition that tha old corps filled. With
tho highest respect and regard, I am, my
dear sir, yours, most truly,
JAMES GRAY' PORTER,
Secretary W. L. L
To the Rev. Peter J. Shaxd, D. D.,
Columbia. S. C.
Fatal Railroad Accident.?Dr. Pad?
gett, a rosi/lent of the vicinity of Bates
ville, Lexington County, was instantly
killed at that station, hist night He
attempted to jump from the passenger
train, but fell between the cars and was
cut in two.
sausage, lard, &c.
An executive office?The hangman's.
The scale of good-breeding?B natural.
A poor relation?Telling an anecdote
Nothing makes a man so miserable as
having nothing to do.
Where the shoe pinches?On the foot,
The ailing flee to Florida only to be
met by the wicked fleo.
A duel is very quickly managed. It
only takes two seconds to* arrange-it.
It is a man's own fault if he is un?
happy with his m'ife, in nine cases out
Yon seldom find people ungrateful so
long as you_ are in a condition to serve
A soft answer tnmeth away wrath, but
we lose patience with people who are
continually asking soft questions.
Beeohor boasts that at the age of sixty -
two he can read without glasses the finest
print; but he makes other people read a
great deal of very coarse print.
List or Nhw Advertisements.
Jones, Davis & Bouknights?Facts.
O. J. Iredell?Notioe.
Perry A Slaweon?Coming Revolution.
Balls, Beta, Ac,, at MoKenzle's.
Richard Jones?City Licenses.
Hotel Arrivals, April 2.?Wheeler
House?VT. 8. Turner, N. Y.; W. G. Beed
and wife, Boston; Mrs. J. Ellis, Augusta;
E. Wiggins. Wilmington: Fred? L*ofierer,
San SHsoSco; C* M. Hurst, Bumter; Lee
Hagood, city; Wm. W. Pretzman, Balti?
more; Wm. A. Bradley, Augusta; Dr.
Moll is e, E. B. Knapp, James W. Coo oh,
N. Y.; Mrs. T. L. Human, Miss.; J. J.
Melhir*, Chester;-A. Sampson, Texas; F.
W. D&waon, Charleston; W. R. Klein,
Wilmington; J. D. Dtnkins, Wedgefleld;
A. Hanford, N. Y.
Mansion House?B. W. Cousar, Chea?
ter; George L. Turnor, U. S., A; W. E.
Hollingsworth, Abbeville; Dr. D. Fur
man "??> 1-? v .*- t -1-.
M W. Boyd, Newberry.
Ono more. Walter L. Sessions, ex
Representative of tho Thirty-second Con?
gressional District of Now York, to be
Special Indian Commissioner, for gallant
and meritorious services in support of
the Administration polioy. Only twenty
six left Pass them along.