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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Wednesday Morning, April 14, 1876.
Provisions of the Tax Bill.
An much intercut is felt in the tax bill,
and oven Republican journals aro now
urging npon the Govornor to disapprove
it, it may bo useful to refresh the minds
of ottr'readers w1,th a recapitulation of
its provisions. The moment we laid our
eyos upon it, wo thought it would never
do. Upon every just ground, wo expected
the Conservatives of the State, who mainly
pay the tAxes, to oppose it. Nor could
we, for the life of us, boo how a party,
which had come in upon pledges of re?
form?which pledges wore respected, bo
far as the declarations, messages and ve?
toes of Governor Chamberlain were con?
cerned?could dare undertake to carry a
uuciwuia wiuu|ju nuiuu ?im, ui uu vo??u
of those messages, belied all its lavish
promises, and violated its necessary pro?
gramme. It is a happy circumstance)?it
is a thing to be welcomed with joy?that
upon grounds satisfactory to them, Re?
publicans join us in protest against its
being made a law. The question of tax?
ation is thus rising into its proper posi?
tion and proportions. Should the present
bill receive the Executive veto, it goes
over to the next session of the General
Assembly, end discussion and considera?
tion of tho wholo subject of taxation will
become its prominent feature. In the
event of a veto, we shall havo a whole?
some division in the ranks of the Repub?
lican party at the next session npon this
vital subject, just ns wo have had divi?
sions in it during tho last upon men and
The Artst section of the bill imposes a
tax of 1J mills to pay salaries of execu?
tive and judioial officers, clerks and con?
tingent expenses of executive and judi?
cial departments. Under it the amount
expected to bo raised on a valuation of
$120,000,000 of property, 'is $180,000.
Wo are informed that a deficiency lurks
in this section, of about $120,000. Why
it is, we don't know. We should think
$180,000 ample. A less sum ought to be.
Sec. 2. For several charitable and edu?
cational institutions, exclusive of com?
mon schools, If mills, $180,000. Turn?
ing to the appropriation bill, we find in?
cluded under this head $21,450 fo r pro?
fessors of the University; $12,800 for
benefioiary scholarships; $3,000 for the
support of what is called the preparatory
sohool; $10,000 for the State Normal
School; $10,000 for the payment of in?
terest on the bonds of the State Agricul- j
tural College and Mechanics' Institute,
now hypothecated in New York. (These
are sweet pills for tax-payers; this is the
sort of education they pay for but do not
Sec. 3. Public schools, 2 mills, $240,
Sec. 4. Expenses of tho General As?
sembly, 74 and 75, 1\ mills, $150,000.
(Here there ore some venomous snakes.)
Seo. 5. Public printing for 75 and de?
ficiency for 74, } mill, $60,000.
Sec. 6. Interest public dobt, 2 mills,
$240,000. (AU right, if not diverted. 1
Seo. 7. Claims passed regular session
74 and 75, } mill, $60,000. (Some bad
eggs in this.)
Sec. 8. Unpaid appropriations for
printing for 73 and 74, } mill, $90,000.
(Insatiate arch or! Would not ono suffice?)
Sec. 9. Balances of unpaid appropria?
tions for the year ending 31st October,
1874, 1 mill, $120,000. (Some, perhaps,
good claims, but others fishy.)
Seo. 10. Past indebtedness for Lunatio
Asylum and Asylum for Deaf, Dumb and
Blind, 2-5 mill, $48,000.
Seo* 11. Interest on bonds held by
State Agricultural College and Me?
chanics' Institute, 1-5 mill?$24,000.
(A pretty thing to pay interest on- Tho
donation of the Government spirited out
of the State, not a dollar of it applied to
its people's objects and distorted into
a means of adding to the tax burdens of
the people.) ?
Sec 12. Appropriations due State Or?
phan Asylum and State Normal School,
Seo. 13. Deficiencies on unpaid appro?
priations of fiscal year commencing No?
vember 1? 1874, 1 mill?$120,000. (De?
ficiencies we have always with us and
, always will have, so long, as we ore
donkeys enough to pay them.)
Here's your tax of 13 mUls for State
purposes, and the amount estimated to
be paid by it $1,560,000. Three more
mills levied on the Counties, $360,000,
will bring the sum up to $1,920,000, To
which must be added sin'average of about
2 nulls more, $240,000, throughout the
State, to pay post indebtedness, for
schools, local purposes, Ac.?making an
average of not less than 10 mills, and a
sum out of tho pookots of the people of
not less than ^o^md<i-Btxth million of
dollars. And for suoh objects! Nothing
ever stood so fifcir to receive popular con
demnatidnin all parties and a stinging
He Knew How,?A pedestrian yester?
day saw a boy with the nose-bleed, and
the lad was smearing his shirt, hands,
ears, and even his boots with the blood.
The man inquired his reason, and the
boy replied: "Pm going home and tell
dad I Picked a feller fifteen years old, and
he'll gimme ten touts."
" i \i n & fiH jt ? '
Taxes, or The Party" Must Co Down'
Oar neighbor of the UhSoiuHerald
states that it sees a disposition to defend
the tax levy, "both among Republicans
and Conservatives, on th'o ground of ex?
pediency." "We have been .pleased to
notice opposition to it in somo Republi?
can newspapers, but any defenoe of it
that may have appeurod in Conservative
journals, has escaped our notice. It
would greatly surprise us to find suoh
doctrine in such a quarter. The tax bill
cannot bo dofended, as wo have had oc?
casion froquontly to soy, upon any
"ground. It covers a multitude of frauds,
it ia remorselessly extravagant, it is at
wnr with tho interests of the tax-paying
peoplo, it scorns nil respect and rognrd
for their feelings. Wo are pleosed to
find in our contemporary a strong argu?
ment against it, addressed to his party,
in which it truthfully says, that "unless
taxes are kept nt tho level of actual and
nsosssarv expenses and appropriations
within the levy, it ought to go down."
Wo copy from yesterday morning's issue
"Not until tho simple but all-impor?
tant principle, that our expenditures
must be kept within our income, enters
and lodges in tho minds'of tho majority
of tho legislature, can wo place the credit
of this State upon a 6ound basis. And
only when tho taxes are reducod to the
lowest point consistent with tho actual
and necessary expenses of the govern?
ment, and tho appropriations kept with?
in the levy, the people of the State, with?
out regard to party, will be content; and
the Republican party will then show
itaolf able and willing to cope with and
master the difficulties of the situation.
But if this course be not pursued, it not
only will, but ought to go down. With
the present tax bill before ns, we confess
the prospect is rather gloomy ; thero aro
more objections to this tax "mil than any
we have ever seon before, and wo seem
to be farther off from the desired' goal
than ever, if thin bill is to be taken as a
criterion of our purpose."
The Bxbum Was Rukoes.?The Berlin
Post, whose disquieting statements look?
ing to the probabilities of a renewal of
war in Europe were lately published in
a cable telegram, is not, as it has been
designated, "a ministerial journal." That
assuring oiroumstanoe was probably
added to give authority and effect to its
alleged utterances. If it has used the
languago attributed to it, its words are
not to be regarded as officially inspired.
The New York Daily Bulletin remarks
that, considering the present extraordi?
nary speculative activity on the conti?
nental bourses, it is not inconceivable
that an inspiration of another character
may have led to the publication of the
strange statements attributed to the
journal in question. That tho Govern?
ments of Italy and Austria arc disposed
to make an alliance with France adverse
to Germany, and intendod to reinstato
the political fortunes of the Pope, is not
supposable in view of their past and
present attitude against the secular au?
thority of Pio Nono. It is considered by
the Bulletin quite probable that both
Victor Emmanuel and Francis Joseph
may have been pressed upon thin Pnpal
question by tho zealous Gorman Chan?
cellor; and is by no means unlikely that
the meeting of monarcliB may havo some
relation with a common understanding
upon this matter in whioh they are mu?
tually gravely and similarly concerned.
It is possible, too, that neithor may be
disposed to go to the lengths in opposi?
tion to the Pope that Germany would
desire, and also that their union in a
more moderate policy might become a
matter of unwelcome, concern to tho
Emperor of Germany; but that the dif?
ference between Germany and the two
other Governmonta could become so
serious as to require tho latter to make a
defensive alliance, and that they could
sook to strengthen such n combination
by admitting France into it, would bo to
attribute to nil the Governments a de?
gree of rashness and an estimate of tho
importance of the religious question of
which wo have no reason to suppose any
of them capable, unless possibly it were
Franco. While, of courso, no one can
tell what may happen, it is not remarka?
ble that tho Berlin Post should find it
politic, in a supplementary article, to
ease its conscience just a little by modi?
fying its original prophecy and an?
nouncing that an "immodiato" war is
not threatened. The North Gormon
Gazelle, a semi-official journal, whilo ad?
mitting,the disquieting effect of the
French military organization, does not
regard it as having u warlike aim, and
looks upon tho influence of tho Papal
Earty in Italy and Austria as having
een over-rated. The Paris luo/ult?r
declares that Franco is unanimous for
peace ns a paramount nocessity.
The Sutro Tunnel, often mentioned
in connection with the subject of Ne?
vada mining, is an unfinished work of
unappreciated magnitude. The famous
Comatook lode is in a fissure several
miles long and of unknown depth.
Over $200,000,000 worth of silver and
gold has been taken out .of it. To reaoh
tho rioh deposit, shafts are sunk all
along the vein, and some of them are
2,000 feet deep. The lowest mines are
the most productive, but the air in them
ia so hot that the miners can only work
on the system of - five minutes' labor, fol?
lowed by . fifteen of rest This makes
mining there'very .uncomfortable and
expensive. Mr. Sutro's plan is to run a
tunnel from tho foot of the mountain,
meeting the lode at right angles, and then
following it, tho total length being about
eight miles. '.This would furnish a
handier outlet for th'o ore, besides drain?
ing and' ventilating the mines. The
tunnel, whioh is now about a third done,
is fourteen foot wide by ton high, and
will cost about $8,000,000. The com?
pany will get a royalty of two . dollars a
ton from the miners, and' tho ownership
of any mineral lodes whioh' the tunnol
may strike on the way to tho , Comstock
"One Fro at, of Marion. County, Ky.,
has. pamed his five<sons Severe Frost,
Winter Frost, White Frost and Hoar
Frost" ' Ah Ice family they must be.
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Columbia, April 1$^J876,
Gentlemen: I am in receipt of your
fuvorof the 10th instant, in which you
inform me that you are frequently colled
upon to give advice as to the polioy on.
the part of the holders of unoxohnnged
bonds or stocks of funding thoiv securi?
ties according to the provisions of the
Act of December 22, 1873. Yon request
from mo an expression of my vlows upon
tho subject. In order to do this, it is
not necessary to refer to the post or to
discuss the causes or motives which led
to tho passage of the Act of December
22, 1873. Tho important question is, iH
it a final settlement of the public debt
of the State? I have no hesitation in
saying that I so regard it. Both politi?
cal partios are pledged to maintain this
settlement The people, speaking
through every channel and agency, have
sanctioned that settlement, and I do not
think any man of influence in South
Carolina could be found to-day, who
would venture to propose, with the
least hope of success, the disturbing in
any manner of that settlement. The
most that can now be done is to en?
deavor to faithfully carry out the provi
i sions of that Act. The people regard
tho whole public debt, ns it stood in
1873, prior to the possago of the Act in
question, as too heavy to be borne. They
believe that much of it was fraudulent,
and they feel that they are doing all
in their power when thev propose to
give new bonds for one-half* its par value.
As I havo said, thcro may be difference
of opinion on this point, but there can
bo no donbt that the Act of December
22, 1873, is a final settlement of tho
question, and affords the only hope for
our public creditors to receive any part
of the debt due them by the State." \ ery
respectfully, your obedient servant,
D. H. CHAMBERLAIN. Gov r.
Mkssbs. Skzbelh & Ezell, Columbia,
The Leos.?A progressive thought will
regret tho undeserved reproach and ne?
glect attaching to those useful members,
whioh have even fallen into such sad dis?
repute as to be hardly ever mentioned in
polite society. Of old they were held
in honor and cherished accordingly.
Silk and satin, peach-bloom velvet and
snowy gossamer were dovotod to their
adornment. Gorgeous galloon anil co?
lored clocks indicated or set off the
shapely turn of calf or ankle; tho glit?
tering rapier dangled beside them; and
the jeweled garter, which spanned their
muscular symmetry, was at once the
symbol and the adornment of manly
valor and ancestral dignity. How large
a part they played in the little comedy
of personal vanity, our older literature
, toils at every page. Sir Andrew pata his
log,* eomplacentiy chuckling that "'tis
strong, and it does indifferent well in a
flame-colored stock;" and the most flat?
tering hint which Maria can send to
Malvolio is that his mistress admires his
yellow stockings and loves to see him
oross-gartered. The Sophias and Claris?
sas of the Georgia epoch counted them
first in the list of manly perfections, and
the simpering school girls of the period
wont into raptures over a well-Ret knee
joint or a muBoular tendon Achilles, as
now-a-days over a tallle bicn jyrise, or a
blonde moustache. But we have changed
all thot. Silk and velvet, clocks and
garters, are long ago consigned to the
garret. Now-a-days wo got tho dis?
honored mombers as much out of sight
as possible by thrusting them into shape?
less "pants" (Briiannice "bags") of pep?
per-and-salt or oheoked material, using
them periodically for getting up and
down to business, and at all other times
for tucking up horizontally on oflico
stools, piazza railings, or parlor grateH.
Now this is all wrong. Man was not
made a forked radish for nothing. His
limbs aro not merely useful, and on oc?
casion (as in John Randolph's famous
"shin piece") ornamental, but, properly
used, may become a Bourcoof the keenest
delight?that of tho '?walkist" Of
course, they must be kept in practice.
"Ach! Gott! dear Mr. Colleague," said a
humorous old German professor once in
pur hearing, "with this hum-drum still
sitting life of ours, we como to have
regular spider logs!" So, in our lazy ex?
istence of arm-chairs and horse-cars,
those noble members lose all trace of
their original intent and possible destiny,
and tho fine swell of thigh or calf peaks
and dwindles away in the helpless
atrophy of non-user. Overlooking for a
moment the specific moral?or immoral?
involved?that of running away from his
duties?there was a fine and mibtlo wis?
dom in the fiend's advice to Launce, to
tattle his leys, I. e., get all joy and com?
fort out of them of which they aro nor?
mally capable There certainly is great
satisfaction in a good stretching tramp,
five miles out and return, be it over up
country roadB and fields, or, if it must
bo, over city pavements and Central
Park sinuosities. In default of tho
more complete development which shall
bring chest and loins, biceps and pecto?
rals into full and healthful play, such
exeroiso is, at least, infinitely better than
nothing, and fashion would do ns o good
turn if she would but make pedestrian
ism, urban or suburban, the rage.
Kellooo's Emoluments.?Kellogg, who
pretends to be Governor of Louisiana,
seems to have taken lessons from his pa?
tron, President Grant, in relation to in?
creasing the emoluments of his office, for
his salary bears a small proportion to the
total expense whioh the impoverished
people of that State are com polled to pay
for the maintenance of the Exeoutive
office. The figures, as given in the ap?
propriation bill for 1876, are as follows:
Governor's salary $8,000; Governor's con?
tingent expenses $10,000; private secre?
tary $2,500; olerka 65,300; porter end
messengers $1,500?total$27,800. In I860
the entire expense of the Executive De?
partment, including the Governor's sa?
lary, was $10,560, or about the same sum
which Kellogg absorbs for "contingen?
cies." In another respect, (he policy of
the usurping Go vom or is like that of
some other nigh officials. Hi addition to
the money he draws openly from the
treasury, the opportunities of his office
are'believed to bo so cultivated as to
yield magnificent returns in cash.
?Ar?o York Sun.
Dan Bryant, the well-known minfltrol
performer and actor, diod in Now York
oh Saturday night, . Ho'contracted cold
on tho 2d instant, which settled into
?noumonia, of whioh he died. He was
orn in Troy, N. Y., May 9,1833. Ho
leaves a wife and five children.
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~ Orrr Items. - -Subscribe for the, Photntx
and then invest a V in the real estate dis?
Beading matter on every page.
' The firemen had nnother run, last
night?a chimney nt Dr. Lynch's resi?
dence. Wo damage.
Mrs. T. D. Feaster died in this city,
yesterday morning. Funeral invitation
March gave us n turn, yesterday, and
considerably nnnoyod the ladies, who
were compelled to bo in the streets.
A new evening paper- - The Daily Tele?
graph?makes its apponrnnco in Charles?
Unless your vegetables were covered, !
lust night, you will likely hnvo to re- i
plant, as the weather was very winterish.
Gov. Chamberlain is firm in the deter?
mination thnt ho will not sign the sup?
ply bill; and so goes the expectations of
The Cerito Can-Can party pawned
their jewels in Alexandria, Va., and de?
parted Northward-the concern having
Several of our medicVl practitioners
have departed tor Charleston, where the
State Medical Association is now in ses?
You can get all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, nt the Ph?RMZX office. Prices satisfac?
Hoys' ami youths'straw hnts have been
just received by R. it W. C. Swaffield.
They are ono of the oldest clothing and
hat houses in the Shite, keep the largest
stock of goods and sell at the lowest
Tickets i:i the real estate distibiftion,
which comes off in April, can be obtained
nt Phoenix office, Indian Girl Cigar Store,
Columbia Hotel Cigar Store, 'Wheeler
House, Snlzbachcr's California Cignr
Store, and Sheridan'?* grocery store.
Govornor (.'hamberlain leaves to-day,
to attend the centennial celebration at
Lexington. President Gnint and some
members of Iiis Cabinet arc also to bo
present. Great preparations are being
mado in Hoston for the event.
John Agnew, Esq., Chairman of the
Board of Commissioners for Richlind
County at the election last fall, informs
us that eighty per cent, of the amount of
their cluims have been allowed and will
bo paid?but only forty at present.
The annual report of the Direotors of
tho South Carolina Railroad Company
exhibit* a condition of affairs which can?
not fail to be re-aHsuring to those who
know tho difficulties with which railroad
companies throughout the country have
had to copo during the prostration of
trado caused by the panic of 1873.
In this issuo will be found the annual
statement of tho Mobilo Underwriters'
and Merchants' and Mechanics' Firo
Insurance Companies, whoso aggregate
assets are over $1,330,000. These ster?
ling Southern Companies arc repre?
sented by Messrs. Ilagood & Trcutlen,
who have been mainly instrumental in
erecting and completing tho new and
elegant Southern Life Insurance build?
ing, which, for beauty, symmetry and
elegance of design, cannot bo excelled
by any building in our city. We be?
speak for Messrs. Hagood & Treutlen a
liberal patronage on tho part of our citi?
zens. Do not let your property or your
lives remain unprotected, but goto thseo
gentlemen, who have so generously con?
tributed to tho prosperity of our city
and State, and take out policies with them.
Choked.?It is over with saddened
spirits that we feel called upon to record
an accident, whether to life or limb; but
when a person in the peaceful pursuit of
his avocation, is accosted upon the high?
way, and subjected to the garroting pro?
cess, we scarcely know how to express
our indignation. We had hoped that
such outrages had been confined to larger
cities, and supposed that even there the
shades of night wore selected for such
deeds of darkness. Our readers will
pardon us for intruding upon their at?
tention our private affairs, but we foel it
a duty wo owo to oursolves and our coun?
try to expose the scheme, of which we
wero tho victim. While passing down
Main street, yesterday, as is our daily
custom, in soarch of items of local inte?
rest, we had proceeded as far as tho
handsome establishment, opposite to the
Whoeler House, and were lost in admira?
tion of the magnificent, fashionable and
unequaled display of gentlemen's,youths'
and children's spring and summer cloth?
ing and hate in tho store of Mosers. R. &
W. C. Swaffield, when we were suddenly
seized, and withont the least provocation
on our part, subjected to a handsome
choking?if such proceeding can be
termed handsome by reason of its per
feot accomplishment We folt that, as
numbers wore against us, It would bo
folly to resist, and none of tho police
being within sight or hailing, we quiotly
submitted to the gamo that was played
upon us, until, after appealing to tho
better naturo of our assailants, they par?
tially released us, conducted us to a large
mirror, and bade us look theroin, when,
lo and bohold! we found our neck
adorned by a beautiful neok-tie, of fine
material. If any of our friends wish to
secure tho match to it, they, can do bo by
coming to our Beck.
Miss Dickinson's lIistohica.l Sketch?
Joan oj Abc.?The Opera House was
well filled last night, to hear Miss Anna
Dickinson, who is entitled to rank fore
moat among the great orators of the pre?
sent century. There is no gainsaying
this fact It is, however, a novel sight
for n woman to appear hofore a Southern
audience as a lecturer. Those who de?
nied themselves suoh a feast will regret
it when they realize the truth and hear
the verdict of her last night's audience.
She tolls the story of tho faithful pea?
sant girl from her birth to hor death bo
eloquently and grandly that one would
imagine they were listening to tho his?
tory of a grout chieftain whose purity,
gallant deeds, courageous fortitude, self
Bacrificing spirit, and untainted character
were as indelibly impressed .upon our
memory as tho lifo and character of a
Christian hero of our own day and
generation. She pictures in glowing
terms the success of her beautiful
subject, and tells how Bhe captures town
after town, defeats the English in tho
open field, and routB the lost remnant of
the magnificent force sent to conquer
her beloved France. Then the king is
crowned, and that day crownB tho life of
tho heroine, with unspeakable happiness.
Her work is completed. She bogs that
she may return to her own home, to her
mother's sheltering care, where she may
tend her father's flocks and pass her re?
maining days in quietude. But all to
no purpose. Tho end conies at last
Her appeals ore denied, and finally,
through treachery, she falls into the
power of her enemies. She is Bold to
the English, ami at last it is futcd that
she .shall be bumod.
Miss Dickinson concludes her power?
ful lecture with the most vivid and
thrilling description of tho oxecution of
the unhappy Jean D'Arc?a description
which must be heard to be appreciated.
She tells how she is placed in a cart and
rides to the scaffold through lines of the
yelling multitude, eager for her life.
When the crackling flames are licking
up the very dust around her, and the
curling smoke is stifling her fainting
breath, she beseeches the poor monk to
descend from the scaffold to save his
own life and cries, "Hold before me the
cross;'" and, expiring with her last
thoughts for her country and her God,
leaves the memory of her faithfulness to
live forever, and her ashes to be the
monument of one who fought the good
fight, finished her course, and kept the
By-the-way, Mr. Bernard, Miss Dick?
inson's agent, informs us that it is pro?
bable the lecture may be repeated at no
distant day in this city?many admirers
having requested it
A New Suit in Coubt.?In theso days
of big suits, injunctions, and other
judicial proceedings, involving interests
of a pub?> and privato nature, it is re?
freshing to know of something out of
tho usual channel. The Bceoher and
Tilton scandal suit is becoming monoto?
nous, and tho novelty of tho thing has
been worn out long since. Bight there
is the. strongest possible contrast with
the suit we have under consideration.
Wo have very few divorce suits in South
Carolina?an heir-loom of tho North and
West, which, thank Heaven, they have
managed to keep as a family arrange?
ment for themselves. Herein consist
another contrast with the Buit we have
now in court. The bonanza injunction
will havo a smooth road to travel, in com?
parison to that which a petition for in?
junction would havo on the suit we have
referenco to. However, before entering
into details of the case, we must express
our aversion to libel suits, and hopo an
exposition of this matter will not lead to
such result. A plain statement of tho
facts aro as follows: A gentleman walked
into a Trial Justice's office a day or two
since, and expressed a desire to see that
functionary. Upon being introduced to
that officer, the stranger remarked: "I
havo a case for you, sir. You perceivo
that I havo on a pair of pants that can?
not bo surpassed in beauty of style and
finish, a coat of similar quality, and a
vest of the neatest pattern, surmounted
by a silk hat of the latest style, with the
other garments of my outfit in splendid
conformity thereto. Well, sir, I was ac?
costed upon the street, and asked where
I procured my fashionable garments;
and I havo called upon you, sir, not for
redress, as I am perfeotly suited, but to
place upon record that I made my pur?
chases from Mr. D. Epetln, under the
Colombia Hotel." As we said at the
beginning, tho novelty of these suits
never wean out; neither would you like
to be divorced Crom one you had pur?
The Governor has appointed 8., E.
Gil bort, 'Joseph iiobinnon and Jonoph
M. Williams, Commissioners of Election
for Beaufort County, vice L. 8. Langloy,
T. Hamilton and William Eiiioii, -re?
moved; Simon-Reynolds, Commissioner
of Election for Kershaw, vice Frank
Gobs, deceased. Notaries Pnblio?Goo.
C. Gill, Cheater; II. T.; Simpson,: Lau
rens; J. H. Johnson, Aiken; F. D.
Bryant, Marion. Trial Justices?J. M.
Aua tan, Green villo; Nathaniel Lynoh,
Piokens, Commissioner of Deeds? E.
French Sttle or Foot IiIOHT?. ?A fino
pair of boots, polished like a mirror,
with French blocking, Jactpxard, pert and
fill. Nothing liko Having a good polish
?it will lighten your path. Heinitah
has.the stuff, at five, ten and fifteen eonte
a box. Try it ?'
List of New Advebtibzments.
Meeting Columbia Chapter.
R & W. C. Swaffield?Clothing.
John Fisher?Mortgage Sale.
Ha good k Treutleh?Insurance.
D. C. Peixotto k Son?Auction.
Hotel, Ariuvajjs, April 13.?Columbia
Hot:l?J. McOuinniH, Sumter; M. L. '
Bonham, Edgefield; T. S. Cavendec,
Cheraw; H. T. Peake, J. W. O'Brien, B,
E. Brown, J. D. Stoney, 8. O; John
Conlon, E. T. McCabe, N. Y.: E. Mur?
rey, Brooklyn; F. M WeBt N. C.; W. H.
Evana, S. C.; Mrs. D. K. Pierson, Misa
Chapin, Chicago; D. Bieman, Walhalla; '
A. N. Talley, G. k C. R. R
Mansion House?A. T. Wylie, Chester;
Rev. A. B. Wo?dfin and family, city; A.
C. Fuller, L aureus; M. E. Hollinsworth,
Abbeville; 25. F. Dickinson, city; A. E.
Davis, Fairfleld; J. 8. Bowers, Newberry.
Wheeler House?hi. C. Butler, M W.
Gary, S. B. Griffin, Edge field; Rev. and
Mrs. Albert Z. Gray, N. Y.; J. C. Shep
?ard, Edgefield; G. W. Berrian and wife,
Washington; Miss A. J. Wood, Miss
Nancy Wood, Conn.; A. J. Norris, Edge
flold; D. A. Byns, Penn. ; O. F. Cheat
hrm, Spartanburg; Miss Rosa Cheatham,
J. L. Addison, J. R. Abney, Edgefield;
D. M. Richardson, Tenn.; Rev. J. H.
Bryson, city; H. Heina, Ridgeway; Gill
Dnnovant, Edgefield; W. R Hammond,
J. H Mack, N. Y.; J. M. Beaty, Lancas?
ter; J. M. Clark, Go.; J. D. Roper, Edge
field; J. S. Wenton and wife, Miss C.
Westen, Miss E. C. Nichols, Conn.; G.
Munley and wife, Miss A. Mnnley, M. B.
Maniev, Mim C. Manley, N. J.; Miss
Anna E. Dickinson, O. G. Bernard, John
Garry Gnssar, N. Y.; W. T. Gary, S. C.;
J. J. C!arringto&4 O. J. Gardner, J. B.
How to Restobs the Pbostehitt or
the State.?Keep you money at home.
Do not send awiy for anything which
yon can obtain as well here as elsewhere.
We do not advocate paying $5 for that
which you can buy abroad for even $4.80;
but when you can buy yonr Blank Books,
of the best grade, at prices as low as
New York, then send to Walker, Evans k
CogBwell, Charleston, 8. C, and purchase
what you need. All their Blank Books
are made in Charleston, and your en?
couragement will bub tain a worthy manu?
facturing enterprise. MSlf
The Price or Health, like that of
liberty, is eternal vigilance. The vapor
laden air of spring exercises a depressing
influence on the vital powers. The
strongest feel this devitalizing effect; the
weak are prostrated by it. Everybody is
more or less debilitated at this season,
and the feeble instinctively seek the help
of medicine. Unfortunately, the ?'re?
medy" resorted to sometimes aggravates
the mischief. Raw stimulants are emi?
nently pernicious in suoh cases, and
drastic cathartics about as bad. The
vital principle needs succor and support
and a reinforcing preparation that will
tone and rouse, while it regulates and
purifies the system, is the medicine that
nature demands. All the medicinal ele?
ments required for suoh emergencies are
combined in Host otter'a Stomach Bitters,
the purest and most efficacious, vegetable
elixir that the world has ever known. It
ia a mild stimulant Q powerful tonic, an
unequalod appetizer, an absolute ape
cine for diseased digestion, a wonderful
nervine, a moderate cathartic, a remedy
for liver complaints and periodic fevers,
a euro for constipation, a Bpeoiflo for
rheumatism, of essential use in all ail?
ments to whioh the feebler sex are
subject, and as a general household
medicine nnequaled and unnpproaohod.
These are the properties which have
made Hostetter's Bitters famous every?
where. See to it however, that you
have tho true article, for the land is in?
fested with swarms of local bitters, made
from condemned liquors and worthless
drugs, which greedy wretches, who
speculate on human life, recommend as
panaceas for every ill that flesh is heir
to. Beware of the charlatans and their
Mr. Beecher has been going through
the most difficult part of his whole task
?the explanation of his remarkable
letters. It is difficult, because the gene?
ral publio does not readily sympathize
with the peculiar modes of expression
current in Brooklyn, though to Mr.
Beecher and his friends it may seem plain
enough. Thus, when he was asked
what no meant by saying that he was on
the ragged edge of anxiety, remorse and
despair, and passed most of his time in
the horror of great darkness, and he re?
plied that "these were feeble words,"
and that "if there had been any stronger
ia the English language he would have
used them," but that nevertheless, they
were mere rhetorical expressions, and
did not mean anything in particular,
most readers, accustomed to less heated ,
language, will be tempted to give bin
up as an insoluble conundrum.
Senator Morton, upon his return to
Indianapolis, was interviewed bjr a
Journal reporter about his recent South?
ern trip. While very severe upon the
South for lack of life and entorprisa, (he
Senator stated that the general state of:
feeling there was better than it had been, \,
and he was not aware of the existence of .
any "violent demonstrations." The fact.
is, Morton, like many others, sees thsi . =..
the "bloody shirt" method is. becoming
more unpopular every day as a political
machine. Now, if he will, ooaae his own
eharaoteriotio "violent demonstrations,"
and work for the restoration of peace and
amity between the sections, he may yet. ? ?
render bio country eomo good eorvico. .
-' ?' ? ? ? . ?
The following inquests were held by.
Trial Justice James Aiken, acting as Co?
roner: .Friday, 99th March, on tho plan- .
tatlon of Cot 9. T. Dawkins, in this
County, an inquest was held over tan ,
body of a colored child. Vcrdiot of ;
jury, "Death by the act of God." Men
day, 5th of April, on the plantation of
G. P. Martin, an inquoat was held over
the body of Nancy Hopkins, colored.
Verdict of jury, "Death by burning."