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Tuesday Morning, April 18, 1975.
The Winnsboro News After Prominent
The Winnsboro News, of Saturday lost,.
shies at us the following inquiries:
"The PntENix says that Mr. Southern
was advised by 'prominent citizens' to
accept the commissionership. "Will the
Phoenix please inform us who were the
prominent citizens advising this course,
how many there were and whether they
ore interested in ?scrip' or any other
species of bonanza claims. What ren?
ders these oitizens prominent? SVc aro
asking these questions sincerely, with a
desiro to bo answered, as we wish to
ascertain npon what advice the advice of
Mr. Southern, which we regard a bad
mistake, was based."
Wo should be pleased, if it wore in our
power, to satisfy tho courteously-ex?
pressed curiosity of our contemporary.
But there aro difficulties in the way.
Wo ask it to look at the local notice
upon whioh [it bases its questions. It
will peroeive that we do not Bay that Mr.
S. was advised, &c.; but our language is:
?"We understand that Mr. S. has," Ac
Now, the News knows what that means.
It is a way of expressing what is con?
stantly brought to a newspaper office.
There ore other similar forms of expres?
sion, such as, "we are requested to state,
we learn, wo are adviaed," &c. In other
words, it is on item of news or informa?
tion, not amounting to an expression of
?opinion, which seeks publioity through
tho columns of a newspaper, and gene?
rally is viewed as of only transient im?
portance. If it should affect the rights
?or trench upon the feelings of other
parties, the journals which gave it circu?
lation could justly bo held to accounta?
bility. Then responsibility would at?
tach and should be' recognized, and
.?proper steps on tho part of those
who take exceptions upon just
: grounds should be responded to in a
?corresponding spirit The journal would
-either have to shoulder it, or devolve the
? dutyiupon the shoulders where it might
-liiTCo properly belong. This, of course,
is not the present case. Our responsi?
bility, as regards it, ip solely that of hav?
ing been the medium through which a
certain unimportant statement was made,
and that is not much. And, considering
the character of the statement, it is
scarcely more upon the party who
brought it to us. It was simply a fact
which he had the right to state, and which
hurt or injured no one else. The lost
question?"What renders these citizens
prominent?"?opens np a field of specu?
lation and research upon which we aro
tempted to enter. But we are compelled
to desist In Tristram Shandy, we have
an account of a man who visited tho pro?
montory of noses, and supplied himself
with one of the most exaggerated kind.
We suppose he was prominent because
of his astonishing proboscis. Aldermen
of a oity government, from the effects of
high living on turtle soup and the liko,
seen in a certain protuberance of the
abdomen, ore generally considered pro?
minent A farmer is prominent sometimes
because he raises huge turnips or big hogs.
Merchants are prominent who put away
large profits. The word politician who
?plits the ears of the groundlings, the
actor who tears a passion to tatters, are
sometimes complimented with the epi?
thet prominent In fact, prominent men
are not scarce, some for monoy, some
from appetite and high living and some
from peculiarities of mind, person, cha?
racter and pursuit Some others aro
prominent, but more rarely, from their
virtues. Go to. Shall not a man have
his friends, and may thoy not be promi?
nent, witty, wise, genial or candid? No,
not candid. For, sings a poet,
"Of all tho ills, good Heaven, thy wrath
Save, oh, save me from a candid friend."
The Tax Bill. ?
Strange to say, several Radical jour?
nals ohime in with Conservative com?
plaints of the excessiveness and odium
of the tax levy in the supply bill. They
back up the suggestion made to the Go?
vernor that he should veto it Tho day
after it was passed we pointed out how
heavily the weight of money oxaotion
bore npon the slender resources of tho
people, and how inexcusably high tho
figures of taxation had been carried.
We said what seems now to be more
generally conceded 'that ."our reform is
in vain, and all our talk about it but
, little better than a pretense, as long as
these heavy impositions weigh npon the
property, olog the industry, ourb the
energies and depress the spirits of the
people." On the 2d instant, under the
heading*of "The Odious Tax BUI," we
expressed the desire "that the Go?
vernor would put another of his
stinging vetoes to if' Wo do not
?top to inquire the reasons, or
to question the motives, but we hasten
to express our satisfaction at receiving
aid from this unexpected quarter.
Should tho Governor, after weighing the
, matter pro and eon., as is his duty, con?
clude to Imarposo his voto, and throw
the question of fixing the rate of taxation
a year nearer to the time of holding the
elections, when candidates like to assume
tho robes of economy, and are ? forward
to promiso reform, it will be a great ad?
vantage for tho tax-pay era It will make
taxation the prime question of the next
! sossion, and environ it by snob, circum?
stances as should conduce to an unusu?
ally favorable result. It will come up
as matter upon which even Republicans;
are divided, with the best and most in?
telligent wing of that party on the right
side at last
The claims to be met by tho taxos will
be thoroughly canvassed meanwhile, tho
spirit of the people will be aroused, and
they will demand that their money shall
not be taken from them on such a mag?
nificent scale. Our State- Government
should bo a simplo, inexpensive affair.
We have no nood of dukes and princes.
Instead of near $2,000,000, $500,000
is ample for all honest and desirable pur?
poses. We trust, sincerely, that tho
question of paying this tax may be tided
over till next session, when wc have no
doubt it can bo curtailed and pruned,
made lighter on tho people, more in ac
cordanco with thoir means, and better
confined in its disbursement to tho pro?
per and necessary channels.
The Union-Herald asserts that a claim
for $250, which had passed both Houses
of the Genoral Assembly at tho late ses?
sion, had grown, through tho manipula?
tion of the Clerks, to $2,250. It adds
that this "raised" claim has been taken
up and. canceled, and the original ono
for $250 issued. It also states that while
in its inflated state, it was offered on the
streets for forty cents on tho dollar. In
whoso favor was that claim? To whom
was it offered at forty cents on the dollar?
Who aro the parties? Is there any testi?
mony in the cose? Tho same journal
gives tho following bill as paid out of
the Senate contingent fund:
For rent of a house.$1,000
For groceries, etc. 386
Sole leather trunk. 45
Fine buggy harness. 60
Throe cords of wood. 18
Fine horse blanket. 11
It adds that the warrants were not
issued in Senator Whittemore's name,
but to tho Clerk of the Senate. Wo
don't know that wo clearly understand
what is here charged.
Does the Union-Herald mean that the
contingent fund of the Senate is usod to
pay the rent, grocery bills and luxuries of
the Senators? Does it mean and has it
warrant for saying that this particular
bill was paid for Whittemore? Wo should
like to know exactly if that is the allega?
tion, and if there is any proof. And if
there is, then we say that the people
ought not to stand such outrages any
longer. Let this thing bo investigated
to the bottom. It is somebody's business
to do it without delay.
In referring to tho elections in Con?
necticut, the Philadelphia Times con?
denses a great deal of timely truth in
tho following comment:
? 'States aro regarded at Washington as
the mere playthings of power. In the
South they are food for bayonets?in the
North they aro but fields for office?
holders to swarm over and command
obedience to tho personal ambition of
their chief, and Connecticut had to bow
to tho yoke or be broken on tho wheel.
After tho recoil of New Hampshire, it
was decided that Connecticut would
swell the reaction, and the party was at
once loaded with the third-term mania.
Blaine, Hawley and others, who saw
safety only in honesty, were hectored and
bullied by the Administnvtion organs
until they had to come to the front and
apologize for the President. The result
is defeat?disastrous, overwhelming de?
feat, and a defeat in which even tho de?
pendents of power have avenged them?
selves by dragging Hawley down with
them. There is line upon line again on
the madness of the abject subsorviency
of a great party to an ambition that is as
insane as it is selfish, but no heed will
be given even to this pointed admonition.
Ingersoll's triumph is one of two things.
It is tho death-knell of tho third-term
pretensions, or it is the death-knell of
Republicanism, and it may be both."
There was a sad catastrophe near Au?
gust, Go., on Saturday, by which Mr.
Fred A. Maxwell and Miss Oorrinne
Dunwoody lost their lives. It soems
that the couple, with some of their young
friends, were boating on- Burok's Mill
Pond, when tho boat containing these
two upset, and they were loft floundering
in the water. Mr. Maxwell was a good
swimmer and made a desperate nnd al?
most successful effort to savo his fair
companion, but the task was too great
for his strength, and just before reacnimg
the shorn thoy sank together to rise no
more. Miss Dunwoody was a young lady
of great beauty, and was universally be?
loved. She was only sixteen years old
and had not yet left school, and is the
last child of a widowed mother. Mr.
Fred Maxwell was only about twenty
three years of age, and has been planting
at his place near Augusta. He was a
young man of high character and groat
Gen. B. S. Bipley, who has recently
been brought eo prominently into notico
through the Northern press by his letter
to the Governor of Massachusetts re?
turning the regimental oolors of the
Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Regiment, is
the author of the severe oaatigation the
Count of Paris received in.BUtckioood's
Maqazineiov bis history,of the American
civil war., , .
ijewis B. Loye, the teamster at Bald
?in's Iron Works in PMUdelphin, who
lied his;wife and out his own throat
Wednesday night, died yesterday. He
left a letter ohowing that ho had contem?
plated the deed.
Mrs. Narcissa Lowe, wife of Samuel J.
Lowe, near Cross Hill, Laurens County,
died very suddenly on tho 4th mat
Pennsylvania has a ."Bepublioan"
form of government and there* is just
$1.70 iri her treasury. ' "
The Mra-oovxBNMKNT in the South. ?
The New York Herald, of iho 9th, prints
the first of a series of letters on the con?
dition of the Southern States from Mr.
Nordhoff, well and favorably known, as
an acourato and trustworthy" observer,
and the author of soino admirable hooks,
of travel, and wv s:
The condition of the South is of vital
importance to the North, and is at last
generally felt to be so. We cannot at*
tain a sound or lasting prosporitv-.while
a great part of the Union suffera, from
whatever cause. For a long time, it has
been the fashion to assort that the South?
ern disease was curable only by bayo?
nets; but it begins to be suspected at
last that the bayonet is not a good medi?
cine, that force bills are not curative
agents, and that, as Speaker Illaine
wisely said in Washington, it is not the
disease but the doctors that we ought to
osaniine, and that it is not the illness
but tho medicine that does the harm.
Mr. Nordhoff s account of the plundering
of Arkansas is cortainlv astounding. It
is impossible, and wo hope always will
bo so, that any part of the American
peoplo should rest contentedly under
the rule of public plunderers so bold
and bo merciless as thoae in Arkansas
appear to have been. Tho ?public, has
here a statement of facts not generally
known before, which put even the nets
of the Tweed rinfj in tho shade. It is
not a ploasant thing to remember that
tho President's power was put forth
energetically to sustain the men who
were engaged in this act of spoliation.
It will bo seen that in his next letter our
correspondent promises to show by what
means theso men preserved their as?
cendancy during six long years.
The country needs to know the truth
about tho South, and wo have instructed
our correspondent to tell it fearlessly. If
anywhere in tho South there is lawless?
ness, violence, interference with the
rights of black men or white, ho is in?
structed to point it out. If anywhere,
as in Arkansas, bad men have mis-go?
verned, robbed and oppressed, wo de?
mand to know that It is not to bo
tolerated that anywhere in the country,
citizens, white or black, shall be de?
prived of their just rights. The South?
ern people should know that the North
wants only justice; but it will have that
at all hazards. It is the duty of all
Southern men, their most important
duty, to put down with a stern hand,
and by all lawful moans, every attempt at
oppression or injustice and to maintain
the peace in their States. If they cannot
or will not do that, then the North will
require that the Federal power shall do
it for thorn. On the other hand, we
assure them that now, far more than
ever before, the ej-es of the North
are fixed on the abuses practiced in
Southern States by the agents of recon?
struction, and nothing is more certain
than that tho North wiU insist hereafter
that these abuses shall bo remedied; that
plunderers shall not have tho support or
countenance of the Federal power; and
that mol-administration, so far as the
Federal agents are concerned, shall cease.
But all must be done in a peaceable man?
ner. Wo must adhere to lawful methods.
Violence and lawlessness cannot be tole?
rated, even to remedy the gravest abuses.
The peaceable and orderly attitndo of
Now Orleans, under tho acts of last win
tor, did moro to make tho peoplo of tho
North feel kindly toward the South, and
to direot their attention to the abuses in
the Southern States, than anything that
has happened since 1861. " We urge,
earnestly, upon all Southern citizens
thoir solemn duty to preserve the peace,
and to prove to the nation, by patience
under abuses and mal-administration,
by preserving order and restraining and
putting down violence, that they are, as
wo believe them to bo, capable of Helf
govcrnment, and fit to be trusted with its
Senor Castolar must have had a vision
of Fernando Po when he resigned his
Sirofessorshin in the University of
dadrid, upon the publication of tho
educational decrees re-establishing the ob?
noxious text books of the reign of Isa?
bella. Castellar was more sensible than
Prof. Finer, who, for petitioning against
tho decrees, has been shipped to a stupid
and miasmatic penal colony. Piner
should have resigned, and, like Castellar,
have betaken himself to foreign lands
until some new revolution will give him
a chance to live in his own country.
The liberal world pities poor Piner, for
Fernando Po is a most execrable place.
It is an island twenty-five miles from tho
Wost coast of Africa, forty-four miles
long and twenty miles broad, running
up into a peak 10,050 feet high. It was
discovered by tho Portuguese in 1171,
ceded to Spain in 1778, seized by the
British in 1827, who were, driven away
by tho deadly fevers in 1834, after which
Spain occupied it and made it a penal
colony, where death is certain. The
island is swarming with monkeys and
rats, with whoso gambols Professor
Piner must find his amusement. But
the Bourbons will continue their play
for crowns in Spain.
Lxhchino a Minister roa PaEAcniso
Hell.?Aman died, recently, at Sutter
Crook, who had never adhered to any
particular belief in any specified system
of religion, but who bore reputation of
being a liberal, kind-hearted man and
good citi/en. A minister was requested
to conduct the funeral service, and the
good man, during his discourse, said in
effect that the deceased had not tho least
ohance of salvation, but had made a bee
line to the hot plaoe. Those who heard
him were indignant, and that evening a
Earty of men went to the minister's
ouso, droggod him out of bod, put a
rope around his neck, declaring they
I would hang him. He begged hard for
life, and finally retracted tho aspersions
he had oast upon tho deceased, and pro?
mised to leave the plaoe at once. He
was then roleasod, and next day he
packed up his effects and left
? The lost letter ever written by General
"StonowoU". Jackson Is in the possession
of tha Southern Historical So*?-?/. Ii
was addressed to Gen. Lee, under date
of May 2, 1863, and reads as follows:
"General?The enemy has made a stand
at Chancellor's, which is about two miles
from Chanoellorsville. I hope as soon as
practicablo , to ottaok. I trust that an
ever-kind Providence will bless us with
The latest Daubury.news?383 Demo
*? Tni: Death of Aii-lu-te?The Ckinxsz
SucozaaioN. ? A cable despatch from
Sbjahghai, China, announces the death of
Ah-lu-io, widow of the late Emperor
Tung-che, who died of small-pox a few
months ago. It will be remembered that
it-was erroneously stated shortly after the
domiso of tho youthful Emperor that
Ah-lu-to had committed suicide, and ru?
mors were rife that it was just possible
that as she was about to become a
mother, her career had been in reality
cut short designedly by the political
managers of the imperial household to
prevent the accession of a possible pos?
thumous heir of Tung-ohe. Her death
even now may revive these rumors, al?
though a new Emperor had already been
proclaimed and formally invested with
his dignities. At the death of Tung-che
the Chinese political situation was com?
plicated by tue respective pretensions to
the throne in behalf of the son of Prince
Tung, aged six years, and the infant son
of Prince Rung; and as tho case all
around began to look rather mixed, a
couple of clever ladies, known as the
"Em per esses Dowager," took the matter
in hand and settled it. One of these
ladies is the widow of the predecessor
and father of Tung-che, the lato Emperor
Hien-Fnng; the other was a concubine of
that monarch and mother of Tung-che.
It may, perhaps, be deemed unnecessary
to sayUhat the names of these distin?
guished ladies are respectively, Ts'zc-An
Twan-yu-K'ang-Iv'ing and Ts'/.e-IIi
Twa-yu-K'ang-I. Hut history must be
written, and history without names
would be the history of nobody. These
eminent females, perceiving that it would
be impolitic to wait for Ab-lu-te's baby,
which after all might be a girl, and look?
ing with disfavor upon the pretensions
of the young hojiefuls, Tung and Yung,
selected for ;he position T'sai-Tien, a son
of the sister of Is'ze-IIi-Twan-Yu-K'ang-I
and PrineeChun. generally known as the
"Seventh Prince." T'sai-Tien is between
three and four vears of age, and be has
ascended the "dragon throne" of China
as the son of Hien-Fung?not as the son
of his own father, the customs of China
requiring that each Emperor shall, by a
pious fraud, if necessary, be regarded
and treated as the son of some one of his
predecessors, so as to preserve the impe?
rial line in an ostensibly unbroken suc?
cession. The death of Ah-lu-tc may
silence forever anv claims which might
arise on her behaif, but the respective
partisans of the Princes Tung and Kung
are, no doubt, still in n ?t?te of ambi?
tious disquiet, and may yet give the
Dowager?Empresscs and their monarch
in the nursery some trouble.
Uisuor Pierce.?.?? letter from this
venerable servant of the Lord says:
Thursday Morninu, March 25.?My
ninety-first birthday was celebrated, yes?
terday, at Sunshine, by a family re-union
of forty loving hearts?twenty-one great
grand-ehildren. Of course, it was a
lively time, but sweetly so ?there was
nothing but gushing, joyous life. Of
our sumptuous dinner, for obvious rea?
sons, I will not speak. But of two ele?
gantly embossed cakes, with appropriate
memorial inscriptions in raised letters of
icing?one from Sparta, Oa, and tho
other from Louisville, Ky.?I must say,
and so said our lady guests, they would
have been among the most conspicuous
at a royal feast At the anniversary of
the ninety-first birth-day of a worn-down
itinerant Methodist preacher, they com?
manded more distinguished respect, and
we all remembered the donors with
grateful thanks. To see about eighteen
great-grand-children, from twelve years
of age down to three, seated with whetted
appetites at the second table of such a>
dinner, is a sight which I hope God will
ropeat to my children and my children's
children. Never was any occasion of the
I kind more richly enjoyed. Its most me
! morable feature was the baptism by my?
self of one grand-child and one great
And now, beloved friends, I want you
that are praying for my years to be many
more, not to ask life for me, beyond
ability to do some good. I am trying to
leave the question of living or dying en?
tirely with my Heavenly Father; and yet
I would have all my brethren to join me
in tho prayer that, if according to the
will of God, my ninety-second birthday
1uav be spent in heaven. Farewell.
A Sad Fate.?Mr* Pauline Koohlcr
pleaded guilty to grand larceny iu the
General Sessions, at New York, on the
8th. She was without counsel, and ac?
cepted her sentence of five years' impri?
sonment without a murmur. Mrs. Koehler
is the only daughter of William Christian
Hinder, of Wurtemburg, whose conver?
sion from Lutheranism to Catholicism
was a sensation twenty years ago. He is
the son of a Protestant clergyman, and
was educated for the ministry. His tastes
inclined him to literature, and he achieved
such a reputation from philosophical and
historical writings, that Prince Metter?
nich made him Professor of Political
Economy in the University of Vienna.
He marriod into a noble family, and the
prisoner sentenced on the 8th was reared
in luxury and thoroughly educated. Her
mother died when tho daughter was
eighteen years old. Within four months
her father married a servant, and the
daughter was so illy treated by her step?
mother, that sho journeyed to New York.
She supported herself until married to
Frodonok Koehlor, a Prussian officer,
whoso course in tho revolution of 1840
drove- him from his country. Koehler,
tho prisonor says, was a shiftless follow,
who allowed her to support him. Thoy
had six children, and all savo one died
in infancy. In 1873 her husband and
child disappeared. A few months ago
sho was informed that her grand-aunt in
Germany had left her a legacy, and it
was her desire to raise money to obtain
this legacy that tempted hor to steal.
Municipal Elections.?Tho following
came off Icjtt week, in Piokens County:
Central?Intendant, V7. H. Hester;
Wardens, James H. Games, W. L. Davis,
B. G. Gaines, G. W. Borroughs. Easley
?Intendant, Thos. W. Kussel); Wardens,
j. R. Glazoner. W. M. Ford, Nelson Hol
oombe and Captain Bolt Pickens 0. H.
?Intendant?Prof. J. H Carlisle; Ward?
ens, I. H. Philpot, B. F. Lesley, W. M.
Hagood, W. II. Ash mo re.
Bents are lower in Pitholo Pennsylva?
nia. Where, a few years ago 15,000
people used to slap their patriotic bo
soms and exclaim, "I am a citizon of
Pi thole,'1 only fifteen families and the
tax collector aro now to be seen.
Cm-Items.?Subscribe for tho PHonrrx
and then invest a V in tho real estate dis?
Reserved seats for Morris' Mintstrels
can be obtained at Parker's Hall.
The moon was billed for last night, and
put in an appearance.
Kcal hair braids, one dollar and up?
wards, at Jones, Davis ?fc Bouknights*.
A frisky little snako, four or five
inches long, wiggled through a pipe in
Dr. W. C. Fisher's yai d on Sunday.
The sale of dictionaries looks up
bravely since t^c spelling tournaments
The place to buy ladies', gents' and
children's fine shoes is at Jones, Davis <fc
Miss Anna E. Dickinson delivers her
celebrated address on Joan of Arc, this
evening, in the Opera House.
It has rained almost incessantly during
the post three days, causing fears of an?
Tho great subject of discussion now is
tho firemen's tournament, which comes
off on the Gth of next month.
Mattings at twenty-five cents, hemp
carpets only twenty cents, at Jones, |
Davis & Bouknights'.
The firemen are nightly engaged in
practice, and will soon make themselves
so perfect that they will make diffioult
You can get all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, at the Phqimix office. Prices satisfac?
The tournament of the colored fire
companies comes oft' on tho 11th May,
and not on the 3d, as heretofore an?
Another of thoso large glasses for the
windows of tho stores under the Opera
House was broken accidentally, yester?
day, by the workmen.
A child was made seriously ill, yester?
day, by eating some of tho cheap candy
sold at many of the stores. Pure sugar,
or none, should be the rule.
Real hair switches and pompadoro
braids, twenty per cent below regular
prices, at Jones, Davis & Bouknights'.
j The soda founts have commenced to
spout, and Mr. McKenzie or Dr. Fishor
j will supply thirst}* customers with choice
j A bargain can be obtained in the pur?
chase of a fount of second-hand bour?
geois or minion, with the necessary cases,
at tho Pucenlx office.
Tho ladies will have an opportunity of
inspecting a handsome supply of milli?
nery and fancy goodB, at the store of Mr.
J. H. Kinard, this morning.
Money was sold at the lust meeting of
the Farmers' and Mechanics' Building
and Loan Association at 3 per cent.?
oheapor than it has yet been sold by the
Captain Dunn, treasurer, reports that
the gross receipts of tho orphans' fair
was something over $500, and the net
$140?a capital lift for the little unfor
Dr. E. E. Jackson is not only increas?
ing his facilities for putting up prescrip?
tions, but also his barometrical and ther
mometrical experiments, having secured
It is a pitty that some arrangements
cannot bo made by which the lumbering
steamers can bo transported to fires by
horse power. They are very effective
when they once reach the scene of a con
llagration, but it is a terrible job to get
A burning feather bed, in a house in
the lowor part of the city, about half-past
1 o'clock on Sunday last, caused a fire
alarm and a general turn-out of the fire?
men, notwithstanding the heavy rain.
The only injury was to the men and ma?
Some great bargains in laeo pointH,
opening this day, at Jones, Davis. A
? We refer our friends of the Winnsboro
Actes to the Pucssix, of the 28th March,
for an article on **the mountain of taxes,"
in which they will find the items all spe?
cified, the amount of each particular tax,
and the object to which it is to bo op
plied. In the number of tho 31st March,
they will find the artiole itself in full.
We would send copies with pleasure, but
have none remaining.
Riotous.?Yesterday afternoon, a party
of intoxicated soldiers, while' misbehav?
ing on tho street, wore warned by Police?
man Henry Davis to desist, when they
became more turbulent, and even as?
saulted him. The polioeman, while on
his way to the garrison guard [house, to
havo the soldiers taken up by their own
guard, was suddenly knocked down by
one of them, when three or four more
joined in the attack. After striking and
kicking Davis for some time, a colored
man came to the lattor's assistance with
an axe helve, and dealt a few effeo?ve
blows.. Just nt this time, the garrison
guard appeared on the scene, (corner
Main and Green tit roots,) when the sol?
diers fled, hotly pursued by Policeman
Davis, who immediately recovered from
his beating. The chase was lively, and
was joined in by two other polioeman
and a crowd .of men and boys. One of
tho soldiers was captured, and taken to
tho calaboose, to meditate upon th? ovil
effects of interfering with the' oinoers of
the law in the proper' diacknrgo of their
A check bought at Nowberry on Charles?
ton, and made payable to Capt 8. Ii.
Leaphart, of this city, for $390/60, was
spirited away from the mails in January
lost, and the Captain's name being forged
upon it, the check was paid at the Booth
Carolina Bank and Trust Company, in
this city. The parties implicated, it is
believed, hove been "spotted," and will
be brought up with a short turn.
Not So.?An exchange says:
*'We wish to correct an erroneous im
Sression concerning Anna Dickinson,
[any of our citizens presume she talks
about "women's riirhts" and "men's
rights," and such, one does not. Anna
Dickinson does not belong to that school.
Hor subjects, appeal to the intelligent
mass. She aims to instruct as well as
entertain. Irrespective of her historical
portraitures, she speaks upon vital ques?
tions?questions of the hour, and espe?
cially upon a theme which is bound to
awaken the deepest interest and sympathy
of the Southern people."
Hotel Ajiuivals, April 12.?Wheeler
House?P. R. Haseltine and wife, Mrs.
Chapman, Mass.; J. Wehe, N. Y.; W. M.
Conners, Lancaster; J. T. Hastings, N.
Y.; J. Kerr, Pa.; P. Duffle, Charleston;
W. C. Fisher, J. W. McGuin, city; W. 8.
Turner, Go.; J. T. Edson, N. Y.; P. H.
Hampton, Ga.; E. S. J. Hayes, Lexing?
ton; W. R. Kline, N. C; A. S. Douglass,
Winnsboro; V. S. Jordan, T. H. Clarke,
Camden; L. Dibble, Orangeburg; Mr.
and Mrs. L. W. Led gar, child ana maid,
Mrs. Rhinelander, Miss L. Rhinelander,
C. E. Rhinelander, Mrs. J. Watson and
maid, J. J. Vail, N. Y,; P. M. Cohen and
i wife, S. C.
Columbut Hotel?T. M. Emerson, city;
John F. Roberts, Charleston; Francis C.
Devlin, New York; G. M. Martin, Louis?
ville; Ravlord B. Love, Hickory Grove;
T. S. Clarkson, C, C. & A. R. R.; W. J.
McDowell, S. Sc ?. R. R.; W. D. Boozer,
Mansion House?Daniel Ligon, C. T.
Ligon, J. P. Beard, J. W. McDevitt,
city; J. W. Biggs, Winnsboro; Geo. T.
Reed, Cokesbury; N. W. Trump, city.
Hendrix House?J. R. Rex, Baltimore;
E. P. Swayne, Pa.'; R. W. Steele, Ga.; F.
C. Foard, N. C.; T. A. Shorard, Miss.; J.
Morrison, Hard Scrabble; W. Etheredge,
J. G. Etheredge, Leesville; J. F.
Glymph, J. lt. Crookes, Newberry; EL
R. Flanagan, Fairfield; W. A. J. Boss,
Doko; D. L. Glenn, Alston.
List of Nkw Advertisehxnts.
J. H. Kinard?Grand Opening.
Meeting Riehland Rifle Club.
H. A S. Beard?Foreclosure.
? D. C. Peixotto <?b Son?Foreclosure.
C. J. Lauroy?Auction.
Board for Lady and Gentlemen.
People who do not like caste should
go to Barman. The only distinction in
that country between the people is, that
the rich all ride on elephants and the
poor walk. They also burn their dead,
kiss each other's noses, and instead of
saying "Good morning," ask, "Have yon
eaten your rice?" All murderers are
promptly punished by crucifixion, the
carcass "of the wretch being left to rot
Murder is not vory frequent in Burmah.
England has long governed India, but
no English sovereign has ever shown his.
royal ta z e in that great empire, with its
teeming millions. It is said that the
Prince of Wales is now projecting a visit !
to that distant region; that he will start -
in November, and will be accompanied
by Sir Bartlet Frere. He will, no doubt,
make a progress through the kingdom
and meet his future subjects face to face.
An Indianapolis detective, being
sworn, deposes and says: "Pearl chinned
me to fake this house-worked; this was
not at the Sheenys. He told me to
cheese it on tho Sheenys, as he had given
him away. I then asked him what kick
up he and the Sheeny hod, as my mcb
had split on me and left me without a
finneff." What a great California poet
that man would be if he bed a chance.
The fancy prices for real .estate is New
York seem to have reached "hard pan,"
if we may judge from the sale of boule?
vard lots, near the Central Park, which
have just brought one-half the price, for
which they were sold fonr years ago.
There appears to be a decline in price of
nearly everything in that city but per
diem hotel rates.
The father of Count Henry induced
Mile. Diana to cast the Count off, just as
the ctory is. told in the Dame a'ux Corne?
lias. Count Henry bowed to his fate.
Then Diana called on the father for the
'200,000 francs promised her, and learned
to her astonishment that there was no
father, and that she had been victimized
by an old rogue, who had stolen her dia- j
A Royal Base.?Belgium has been
made happy by the birth of a royal babe,
the Princess Marie, wife of the Count of
Flanders, having given birth to a son.
We hope the people who are destined to
supply the youngster with pap are quite
pleased. Princes are ornamental, but
they are very expensive.
The College of William and Hary, in
Virginia, whioh was burned during the
war by Federal troops, having in vain .
appealed to Congnisa for aid, It is now
proposed to raise a fund to rebuild Ibis
ancient institution, of whioh Jefferson
wan a graduate. ?
British law believes in "propputy."
Many houses were Tendered uninhabita-,
Moby the great explosion to J|egB*fc.v
Park, London, last year, but the judges
decide that the tenants, though thus
put out of doors, muss pay ih? rent? all'
the same. .
J. T. Pnrlong, 1 a I New Haven, Conn.,
hat merchant, committed suioido on
Tuesday. It is said he had been betting
heavily on candidates on the Republican -
side in the present election, and, of
course, lost. <k. i
Arohbinhop Ledochowaky, whom Bia
marok Imprisoned for violating his
eoolesta6*neal l*ws, was preoonized with
tho other Cardinals recently appointed.
Hanging is onco more becoming
fashionable. Four murderers paid the
death penalty in different parts of the
country on Friday' last
The Czar of Busala has the toothache
like the rest of us, and he uses almost
the some emphatic expressions.
Go and bay a cow right sway. A
Wisoonsin cow came home, the other '
night, with a bog of gold on her horn.