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CQXXTMBT A, S~CL
Thursday Horning, April 29, 1875.
Just and Liberal Ideas of the Preside^
The republio of Mexico enjoys the
great advantage of having an enlightened
man at the head of its nfihim. President
Lordo de Tojndn signalixod -his election
to the Presidency two yeura ago by libe?
ral declarations, and subsequently by the
introduction of measures which looked
to the material, social and educational
improvement of'the people, to the estab?
lishment of permanent peace with all
foreign powers and the quiet of all dis?
turbed districts at home, and to the re?
cognition and enforcement of law, order
and good feeling throughout the whole
extent of that magnificent country. The
example of the United States has been
before his eyes, both to instruct and to
warn,-and the quiet progress of Brazil
was an example which, in many respects,
excited 'emulation. Mexico, under his
administration, has been almost entirely
free of those commotions and struggles
of party and factions, those prwiuncia
mentoes of partisans and revolutions
which have been ohronio evils in its his?
tory for nearly a half oentury past. The
President has recently opened the Con?
gress with a speech, in ' which ho re?
viewed the affairs of the nation, dwelling
particularly upon the amendment to the
Constitution, in accordance with which
a Senate'would be organized in Septem?
ber, and a new advisory power be insti?
tuted in relation to all important national
questions. This is a feature which will
bring the Mexican-Government, in form,
more in harmony with our system, though
it does[hotappear that the Senate will
represent sovereignties, as it does in this
country, according to our theory. It is
to be a composite body in its represen?
tative functions and. capacities, und
is designed to give the nation a
fuller and more complete voice in rela?
tion to laws and ordinances, and operate
as a check upon the President in case he
should be disposed, which he appears
not to do, to exercise authority not
granted to him by the fundamental law
of the republic. The wise suggestions
and discreet remonstrances of the Pre?
sident, in reference to religious bigotry
and old-time prejudices, his views of the
value and importance of a sounder edu?
cational system, and of the necessity and
duty of maintaining amicable relations
with the people and Government of the
United States, are such as reflect credit
upon his sagaoity and do him honor.
Wo find these synopsized in a contem?
porary, with some hints as to the danger
of misunderstanding likely to arise along
the Bio Grande from the unchecked
depredations of Mexicans who cross that
line to plunder and outrage the people
of Texas. The prosperity and progress
of that country cannot bo a matter of in?
difference to the American people, and
peace and a good understanding are
greatly to be desired by both. The
President refers to old prejudices and a
spirit of bigotry as tho causes of the late
unfortunate outbreaks in certain por?
tions Of Mexico, in which men were at?
tacked for holding particular religious
views and opinions. He reminds the
people that he has carried out all
the amendments to the Constitution,
and also tho reform laws, and de?
clares emphatically against the in?
fractions of compact? made between
tho republic of Mexico and all men who
live upon its soil and obey its laws and
ordinances. These ideas and principles,
whose incorporation in the Constitution
and laws of the country elevated the re?
public to a place among tho most liberal
and oivilized people of the earth, Pre?
sident Tejada maintains must be obeyed
and enforced in this age, or Mexico will
lose all standing in the great family of
nations, and be treated as an alien and
an outcast. Bigotry and intolerance in
matters of religion have been hung up,
with rusty gibbets and other instruments
of torture, and the nation that takes
them down, like the German student
who raised a demon, will be rent and de?
voured by the instrument they would
use upon others. The President has
correct views Upon this subject, and
will, no doubt, enforce tbem uudor the
power and authority of the Constitution.
The important question of education re?
ceived full attention from the Chief Ex?
ecutive of the republio, and he stated
that a plan would be submitted making
education compulsory, and at tho same
time providing for the training of female
teachers. Education is badly needed
among the masses of the people of Mexi?
co, and the more books are put into the
hands of men and boys the fewer swords
or rifles will ho bandied by them in un?
lawful raids, either on nstive or foreign
soil. U '.. - J .1
The Philadelphia Times refers to the
the border. , Ti^y, ara^ not ,iu keeping
with the cpnahier-Ate declarations of Pre?
sident Lerdo do Tejeda, and no doubt
will be summarily put down; ? -OtT
"The relations between Mexico and
the United States are not in a satisfactory
condition. All along the Bio Grande
frontier outrages are being committed
upon American citizens residing in
Texas. Bands of armed Mexicans cross
the 'river, burn houses, Bteal cattle, and
kill men and women if they resist. Suoh
raids are of daily occurrence. Genoral
fTfl*ffir hi ajm&mid ijMfc* Mmlmm
aide of the river, but he mnkcs no efforts
to either stop the outrages or punish tho
guilty parties. Murders are becoming
morer numerous, und many persona, are
removing from that section of country
lyings, between the Rip Grande and the
Nueees. It is certain that tho repetition
of these outrages will, in the end, lead
to an open rttpture between tho two ro
f publics. The people of Texas will be
hloodshcd and plunder, and cross the
river into Mexico to right their wrong in
their own way. With the cases of the
Texas revolution and the war of 1846
'fresh in their minds and memories, the
authorities of Mexico should compel
their bordor-ruflians to respect tho law or
hang them up by scores, and thus end
tho matter. President Tejada can serve
'his country efficiently in this manner,
and suoh action should not be delayed."
Hon. Clark son N. Potter, one of the
arbitrators in the Louisiana compromise,
does not agree with the denunciations of
of the conservatives there, telegraphed
by Congressman Fryc, of Maine, to Mar?
shal Packard. Once the body of the Le?
gislature was constituted according to
the compromise arrangement, it was freo
to act upon matters which properly
came before iL The unseating of Re?
publicans who hnd no right to seats was
all right, as it would have been right
also to unseat Conservatives, bad there
been any claiming what did not belong
to them. Mr. Potter sayb:
"So far as I understood there was no?
thing in the arrangement by which the
gentlemen who submitted their claims
to the arbitrators were to be prevented,
after being seated, from passing upon
tho right of any other person to a seat in
that body, whose claim had not been the
subject of our award. They were to be
bound by what tho arbitrators decided in
aUtheoascB submitted to ns, but were not
bound as to the* cases which wcro not
submitted and as to which there was no
The Chicago and South ATLANTIC
Rahjroau Runnino Rioht Along.?The
following letter of President W. S. Hay
mond to the Indiana Farmer presents the
condition of bis enterprise in a very
flattering light. It will be noted that the
writer is the member of Congress-elect
from the Tenth District, which is a cloar
indication of the confidence which his
own people have in his ability and inte?
grity. He writes to the farmer as fol
"In answer to your inquiry concern?
ing the condition and prospects of the
Chicago and South Atlantic Railroad, I
would state that work was commenced
in Indiana about tho 1st of July, 1874,
and continued till winter. The road is
alI graded and ready for the rails from
the Illinois State lino to the Kankakco
River, a distance of twenty-seven miles.
Tho grading is also completed between
Monticello and Delphi, a distance of
twelve miles. The grading of tho Illinois
portion of the road (light work) was let
last week, and will bo ready for the iron
in six weeks. The contract for grading be?
tween the Kankakee River and Monticello
has also been let, and work will be com?
menced upon it in a few days. The
entiro road is under contract from Chi?
cago to a point some eight miles South of
Delphi, a distance of about 118 miles,
and all will be ready for the superstruc?
ture in from sixty to eighty days, if no?
thing occurs to discourage our plans.
The iron for tho distance between Chi?
cago and Delphi has been contracted for
on very favorable terms, and the con?
tract for laying it down wOs awarded last
week to M. A. Halsted, of Laie County,
Indiana. It is the expectation of the
company to havo the road completed and
in running order from Chicago to Delphi
against tho middle of October, and the
grading completed to Indianapolis before
the commencement of winter. It is the
intention of the company to construct
each link of the. road and put it in
operation before advancing to the build?
ing of other portions. As soon as the
division from Chicago to Indianapolis, is
completed, we will be ready to under?
take tho heavy work in Kentucky. In
the meantime, the work will be carried
on South of the Blue Ridge, in South
CaroIiha,#as fast as the local means on
that part of tho route will permit. The
Chicago and South Atlantic Railroad is
tho most needed and most important en?
terprise remaining to be built, East of
the Mississippi River, and will, when
completed, revolutionize the commerce
of the North-west and South-east. The
enterprise received the favorable notice
of the late meeting of the National
Grange, Charleston, S. C, and will be?
come a road, if properly managed, that
will confer vast benefits upon tlie West?
. Unfortunate Occurrence.--An unfor?
tunate accident took place Tuesday even?
ing, at the office of Capt. Alexander Mel
chers, in King street, a few doors North
of Georgo street, Charleston. Tho Cap?
tain was showing a pair of Derringer
pistols, which he had for a long time,
and believed to bo unloaded. Mr. Henry
Otjen, Capt. Melchcr's brother-in-law,
was handling one of tho Derringers, when
it suddenly exploded, lodging the ball
in tho breast of Mr. Charles Berbusse,
just below his throat. Mr. BerbuBso was
able to walk to his store next door, and
with the assistance of Dr. Jenkins, who
was called in, the wound was soon
dressed and the bleeding stopped. Sub?
sequently, Dr. DeSauBsure, Mr. Ber
busse's family physician, arrived and
took charge of tho case. The wound was
sevoro, but at 10 o'clock at night Mr.
Barbusse was quite easy, with no unfa?
A recent letter from Cuba says the sugar
crop of Gienfuegos. was expected .to bo
about* 05,G0O hogsheads, or twenty-fivo
per .cent more than last year, but tho
burning of the plantations by tho pa?
triots- will reduce the crop to about
40,000 hogsheads, while next year, even
if complete- pence should reign and the
Season ne very favorablo, not over 18,000
hogsheads would be made.
There were 31 deaths in Charleston
for the week ending the 21th- 7 whites;
these acts of barbarity,
Mb. Grant's Fbernd.?The New Yorlc
Journal qf Commerce Tory pertinently
says that the Government, in its prose?
cutions of merchants accused of revenue
frauds, was severe to the extent of injus?
tice. Where any money was, to be made
by Government spies, and custom house
officers and attorneys, there was never
any lack of promptness and vigor in the
legal proceedings to recover damages.
But in the treatment of its own officers
and agents, when charged with fraud,
wo do not see the Hame relentless en?
ergy displayed. The mail contract
swindles have been lately blazoned
through the newspapers. They were in?
famous, audacious and largely profitable
to all concerned in them. A\l the par?
ties involved, however, had the advan?
tage of a connection, more or less inti?
mate, with the Government; und, there?
fore, we are not surprised to learn that
every man among them, save one, is dis?
charged from arrest on the ground that
there was no evidence against him. A
little moro earnestness in the prose?
cution, it seems to us, would have
fastened guilt upon nomu of the cierks
suspected of complicity in the frauds.
It is not denied that they receiv?
ed bribes for doing work 'auxiliary
to the swindlers; and for that they ought
to be punished. Similar lack of force is
noticed in the Government prosecution
of tho parties charged with forgery in
relation to tho Cherokee and Choctaw
[appropriations. Thirty indictments were
found against them, and the evidence
Jwa? apparently strong; but conviction
has failed in every case. The facts indi
i oato a looseness or carelessness, to oay
tho least, on tho part of the. Government
prosecuting attorneys which deserves in?
Trn: "Poor Cunruf.vr.."- The Grant
organs have made, much of the tender?
ness of heart displayed by Gen. Grant in
pardoning a criminal named Hodge at
the solicitation of tho convict's wife.
They have published some highly em?
bellished accounts of tho matter?how
the wife told the President of her little
ones asking "with a pathos that was
maddening," the "agonizing question,"
won't pa come home Christmas? how the
President "hastily penned a note to the
Attorney-Genenil, and nervously hand?
ing it to her, said, go and tell your chil?
dren that their pa Rhall come home
Christmas." We are glad to know that
i the President is so tender-hearted, but
t cannot help regretting that he did not
display a little of his mercy to the poor
people of South Carolina, Alabama and
Louisiana, whom he oppressed and bar- I
ricd in order to advunco his political
schemes. People may think queerly of i
tho mercy which p'ermits a convict to cat
his Christmas dinner at home and j
I allows hundreds of innocent men to
be driven to prison and thousands*
to the swamps and mountains by the J
brutal soldier, Major Lewis Merrill.
We should remember, too, that Go?
vernor Bullock was a very amiable
I individual and utterly unable to refuse a
I request for pardon, but that tho people
of Georgia did not feel very grateful to j
him for allowing so many rogues,!
ravishcrs and murderers to eat their
Christmas dinners at home every year.
There is a lenionoy which moralists make
almost us criminal as tyranny or op?
pression. The "poor man" whom ho so
nervously restored to his family, does
not appear to have deserved much pity.
The "poor man" was an army paymaster
who had taken advantage of his position
under the Government to rob the tax?
payers of $450,000, and who had escaped
with the rather mild sentence of ten
years imprisonment in the penitentiary.
He is now at liberty, und is, doubtless,
the possessor of a very handsome for?
tune. Tho Grant organs in praising
their hero had better cite an act more to
his credit than the pardon of Hodge.
[Auijn.tta Chronicle and Sentinel.
Back to Groroia. -About two years
ago, u notorious colored troop, sailing
under the name of Absalom Thomas,
contracted an inordinate affection for a
yoke of oxen owned by Mrs. Lomkin, of
Columbia County, Ga. Finally Absa?
lom's love got the better of his judgment
and he accordingly took possession of
the coveted bovines. Securing the latter
ho "made traoks" for tho land of the
palmetto, and has since been living in
fancied security in Edgcfield, a lieuten?
ant in Ned Tenant's company and tho
envied possessor of regimentals. But
the sword of Damocles which hung sus?
pended over his head, at last fell. A
requisition was obtained from his Ex?
cellency Governor Smith, was duly
honored by the Executive of South Caro?
lina, and Absalom found himself, last
Monday, safely caged in Edgcfield jail.
Wedtsday morning, Lieut. Prat her, of
tho city police force, armed with tho re?
quisition, went to Edgcfield and took
charge of Thomas. Accompanied by R.
S. Anderson, special constable, Lieut.
Prather convoyed his prisoner to the
Pine House, where he awaited tho ar?
rival of the Augusta bound train. While
the officer was conversing with a gentle?
man on the platform, the prisoner, who
was then in charge of Mr. Anderson,
suddenly sprang forward and ran to?
wards the woods. Mr. Anderson pur?
sued him immediately, but, finding that
the fugitive was rapidly gaining on hiiu,
ho fired several shots. Lieut. Prather,
who joined in tho pursuit, also fired,
after running over 300 yards and be?
coming exhausted. The negro finally
fell wounded in the right shoulder, tho
ball having gone in at the back and
come out at the front. He was picked
up, conveyed to tho depot and a physi?
cian sent for to dress the wound, which,
although very painful, was not of a seri?
ous nature. After tho wound was
dressed Thomas was placed on the train,
brought to Augusta and lodged in jail.
PThero will be no moro politics to sneak
of for five months, when Maino will hold
her State eleotion. This will bo followed
by elections in California, Wyoming, Co?
lorado and New Mexico. Ohio will elect
a Governor in puce of the venerable Mr.
Allen, whom the people seem kindly dis?
posed to relieve from further service.
Iowa will have att October election, and
Massachusetts and .several other States
will hold elections in November. Those
elections will test tho public, sentiment
and proparo tlio way for tho great contest
of next year, and porhaps will forecast
The Moultrie House, Sullivan's Island,
has been opened, and is a charming sum
I mer resort.
Anothkb Brooklyn Scandal.? For two
IWHtlis khm ?tWB and musiosloircleH
of Brooklyn, N. Y., have been much ox
oitod ooncorning the alleged elopement
of Mrs. Lomao A. Ferguson with Edwin
Bowo, who was until recently u member
of tho Amaranth Dramatic Association,
from which ho withdrew after defeat as
a candidate for president of the organiza?
tion at its last election. Mrs. Ferguson,
who is a beautiful and highly cultivated
lady of twenty-five years, is the wife of
Henry C. Ferguson, who was a stock
broker up to a recent date. Mr. Bowe is
a commission merchant and importer in
the Doinerar trnda, having an office in
New York, but residing in Brooklyn,
whero he has a wife and several young
children. Mrs. Ferguson was greatly ad?
mired as a vivacious amateur actress, and
was also an accomplished vocal and instm
Imental musician. She was married nine
years ago, and during the past six yeara,
she with her husband and their only
child, Mabel, a little girl of four years,
lived with her mother and uncle) Mrs.
and Mr. Miller, in Brooklyn. Two
i months ago. last Saturday, however, she
left her home with her little daughter,
and was accompanied, it 5h alleged, by
Mr. Bowe. A private detective was em?
ployed by her husband to follow her,
and, on Saturday, a tolographic. despatch
was received from Portland, Me., stating
that she had been apprehended in that
city and would bo brought home. On
I Saturday night, Mrs. Ferguson arrived in
[New York city, in charge of a detective,
and accompanied by her little daughter.
I Her husband and several of his friends
met her at the depot, and as soon as she
got off the train, he seized the child and
took her to his mother's house in Fifty
second street, to which he removed
I soon after the alleged elopement. Mrs.
Ferguson was taken in a carriage to the
house of her mother. On Sunday
she attempted to get her child, but the
husband refused to give it up. The
relatives ot Mrs. Ferguson strongly
asserts that she basnet been guilty of
any criminal impropriety, and suite that
she was for a long time grossly mal?
treated by her husband, and that she
left, with hpr daughter, two months ago,
simply to escape her husband's ill treat?
ment. They also declare that Mr. Bowe
only accompanied Mrs. Ferguson, at her
invitation, as nn escort. Mrs. Bowe says
that her husband was never more atten?
tive to his family tlum he has recently
been, and that he has not been absent
from home more than a few days at a
time during the lost two months. 3Ir.
Ferguson positively denies having ill
treated his .wife. [
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Samtkl B. WeiJi*. ?Samuel It. Wells,
the well known professor of phrenology,
land author of numerous works upon that
land kindrod subjects, died on the morn?
ing of the 13th inst. Mr. Wells was born
at West Hartford, Conn., in 1820. He
I chose the medical profession, and at an
I early age obtained his diploma, but never
[practiced as a physician. He became in?
terested in phrenology, and devoted his
I entire energies to it. In 1843 he married
I Miss Charlotte Fowler, the sister of O. S.
IA L. N. Fowler, phrenologists, then do?
ling business in Nassau street. In 1851,
the firm moved to 308 Broadwov, whero
I Mr. Wells became a partner. \n 18(10,
ho went to Europe on a lecturing
tour, accompanied by Mr. L. N.
I Fowler, whero ho was received with
I marked attention by the scientific socie
I ties, and returned after an absence of
two years. On his return, he took the
I entire charge of the establishment, which
has since done business under his name.
Ho was the founder and publisher of the
I Phrenotnyiettl Journal, and was also one
jof tho founders of the Phrenological
I Institute. Mr. Wells was a popular lec?
turer on all subjects of a seientitic cha?
racter; his genial temperament and win?
ning manne? gaining for him many
I friends. His funeral won attended on
I the 15th inst., from St. Timothy's Epis
I copal Church, on Fifty-seventh street,
where he was for many years one of the
leading members. Society had lost a
I member for whom it may well mourn.
. . . ?? <^ - . ?
Painful Accident. -Captain James
Hannister, Chairman of tho Board of
I County Commissioners, happened to n
painful accident on last Friday. While
engaged in tho inspection of somo re?
pairs which had just been done to a
bridge not far from where he lives, Capt.
B., holding his gun in his left hand at
the trail arms, attempted to step over a
log, when the butt of the gun caught
I against the log causing his band to slip
I up the barrel and over the muzzle. Just
I at th d moment the gun went off, tearing
I off the lingers of the left hand.
A new .-diver coin of twenty cents is
soon to be issued at the United States
mint. If we remember correctly, this is
one of the series of coins in conformity
with the metric system recently urged by
Mr. Nathan Appleton in an open letter
lo Secretary Brielow. As the twenty
cent piece will about correspond with
the franc of France, Italy, Switzerland,
I Bolgium and somo other countries, this
is the most important coin that could be
put in circulation to inaugurate the
adoption of tho metric system with us.
We nave already tho ten cent piece, and
with that and the new twenty cent piece
it will bo easy later to carry out the rest
of tho system.
Condition of Hon. John C. Breckin
I ridge.?Information from Lexington,
Ky., the home of Hon. John C. Breckin
ridge, reports his condition as not so
favorable as was hoped with the approach
of warmer weather. He has been con?
fined to his room through the winter,
and his friends have at times been anx?
ious as to the result of his disease. No
immediate serious consequonoos are
feared, but the recent aovere weathor has
I had very unfavorable effect on his
already enfeobled constitution.
There was a severe gale at Norfolk,
Vo., on Saturday evening. Two oyster
sloops were upset near Craney Island.
Tho crews wore soen clinging to the bot?
toms of boats. Efforts to reach them with
tugs failed, and it is thought several per?
sons wero drowned.
Tho annual parade and inspection of
tho fire department of Charleston took
place on Tuesday afternoon. There
, wero in tho line thirteen steamers, six
hand engines and threo trucks. It was
, considered one of the handsomest that
has been mado for years.
The fifth annual international dog
show was held at Glasoow, Scotland, on
' the 30th nit. No less than 526 animals
1 of different broods wero oxhibited.
Cm ilATTEna. If yon are asked to
lend yourWwtrt, H?ggeet ^theJ w^?ldi"
be borrower that he hod better subscribe.
The lust cold snap should not discour?
age our. gardeners. Go ahead? a good
gardenia better late Chan never.
When you meet a man of doubtful
credit, tako no note of him.
The merchants are beginning to spread
their awnings and tight off "Old Sol."
It is o female habit to button gloves
with hair pins. The males swear them
A Paris letter Kays "pearls and pre?
cious stones" are alone permissible for
evening wear, which is a little cool for
an uncertain climate.
Nobody was hoard to gruniblo about
the weather, yesterday.
Our report of the death of Mr. Wm.
Douglass, yesterday, was incorrect. He |
is very iow, and not expected to live.
Governor Chamberlain and Treasurer
Cardoso h&vs returned, and entered upon
the duties of their respective offices. |
You can get all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, at the Pmxxtx office. Prices satisfac?
We ure requested to state that the an?
nual meeting of the stockholders of the
Greenville and Columbia Railroad Com?
pany will be held at 11.30 A. M. to-day,
at Good Templar's Hall, instead of at 10
o'clock, us contained in the call for the
If you write down tho rigurc 5 and
twenty-one ciphers, and call the units
tons, that is, they say, tho weight of this
world of ours. For instance, 5,000,000,
000,000,000,01)0,000. If there were some
unit of weight that represented a milliard
of tons, there would be five thousand
milliards of that weight.
The stockholders of tho Greenville and
Columbia Iluilroad Company, came down
in large force last evening, to attend tho
stockholder's meeting, to be held to-day.
Our streets were enlivened by the
parties, including many ladies, gathering
into lodgings and shopping. These are
pleasant occasions and our visitors are
more than welcome.
The crop outlook in the South-eastern
portion of our Country, although the
planting season has been greatly retard?
ed by the unprecedented weather which
has prevailed for tho past six weeks, we
are informed, is perhaps as good as at
the corresponding period of past years,
and the fruit crop, which promised an
average yield some few days ago, has
been nipped by an untimely frost, and
only about one-fourth of a crop may be
We coll the attention of capitalists to
tho advertisement of the 550-acro tract to
be sohl by the Sheriff of Lexington on
the first Monday in May, 1875, in the
case of Mary S. P. Gibbcs ct at. vs. Jas.
S. Guignard et at. This property is im?
mediately opposite Columbia, and is tho
tract on which the defendant lives. It is
peculiarly valuable, because through it
the projected canal on the Lexington side
of the Congurec will pass.
Uncle Robert McKay is in town. He
is so devoted to Greenville that his
judgment has been imperceptibly warped
against Columbia, as appeared by a re?
mark that he had found a day here
rather heavy. Wonder what he would
think of 3f>5 of them, not counting the
extm hours, minutes and seconds? When
the train came in and brought tho up
country along, Uncle Robert was at home
again and gay as a lark.
The Tea Pabty Lvhi Nionr. -Lady
Washington's levee was thronged hist
evening. Resides the military chieftains
who conic from the headquarters of the
army to catch a stray ray of beauty's
smile, there were present some notable
gentlemen of the civil service, who, by a
stretch of tho imagination a considera?
ble one might be taken for Alexander
Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick
Henry, James Otis and Christopher
Gadsden. The ladies appeared in all
their bravery, among whom was one in
company with Wm. Penn, who, from her
age and costumo, might be termed the
grand-mother of her country.
Lady Washington desires us to say
that she will receive again this afternoon,
and so will all tho ladies and misses of
her court, from 2 to 4 P. M. In other
words lunch will be served,,and such
a lunch!? and gentlemen and lady
guests will please muster in force, and
como prepared with abundance of the
needful. There will also be some more
Supbbme Coubt, Wkdn Bsr>a y , Apart. 28.
The Court met at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justice Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Wright and Willard.
Tho State, respondent, vs. Jerry Cole
man, appellant. The defendant, appel?
lant, was present in Court. Mr. Thorn
son, was heard for appellant.
Susan Trotter, appellant, vs. Wm. W.
Robinson, respondent. Motion to dis?
miss appeal refused. Mr. Norton was
then heard for respondents.
G. W. Sullivan, respondent, r.v. Wm.
Holland, appellant Mr. Earle for ap?
pellant. Mr. Sullivan for respondent.
Mr. Earle lor appellant in reply.
At 2 P. M., the Court adjourned until
Thursday, 29th, 10 A. M.
List or New Ad yebtihements.
Meeting Columbia Lodge.
D. C. Peixotto A Son?Auction.
John B. Preston?Private Sale.
Meeting Independent Steam Fire Co.
Charleston; J. T. Hoy, W. L. Axthnr,
Camden; W. T. J. O. Woodward, J. L.
Pippin, 8. C.; Emle Frank, N. Y.; M. J.
O'Brien, MuttfO'BSisB, Georgia; H. G.
Ewart, N.7C.;$L /M?pbeth, Greenville;
James Wiilioras, R. G. Williams, New
I berry; F. 11 Wajker, Spartnnburg; A. H.
Silsby, Tennessee. A
. Mwi-iion'J/ouae?E. Gevish, Anderson;
John F. Arthur, Cum den; W. H. Mc?
Laughlin. U. H. A.; J. A. Cannon, Po- ,
maria; W. P. Cannon, Williamston; W.
A. Lumbecker, W. B. Anderson, G. D.
Anderson, L. Hill, Ninety-Shr; N. A.
McCulley and wife, Anderson; F. F.
Gary, Cokesbury; T. V. Wicker, wife and
two daughters, Pomaria; Wm. Johnson,
Newberry; Miss Rosa Webb, Miss A.
Harris, Anderson; E. B. Rice, P. G.
Asher, E. H. Asher, H. J. Armstrong,
Helton; H Prince, Williamston; L. C.
Peoklo, Greenville; J. W. Books, T. , G.
Pickle, Williamston: J. H. Yon Hngsely,
Wheeler Honae? A. A. Ciisby, J. M.
Cobb, M. W. Yarg, C. L. B. Marsh, J. C
Sheppard, EdRofield;& Angle. NliV, D.
1). Whedon and wife, N. Yi', Mth. Deer
ing and child, Miss Deering, Chicago;
W. S. Turner, MisB Henry, Miss A.
Henry, Ga.; J. S. Ryan, Baltimore; H.
W. Bico, Lexington; J. Barbot, Charles?
ton; T. D. Kline, Wilmington; W. 8.
Green, Alabama; D. H. Heid, N. Y. |T. J.
Mackey, Chester; H A. H. Smith, E.
Aicmann, Wm. Dudley, Charleston; B.
R. Bridgers. N. O.; Max My era, W. N.
Grier, Pa.; O. J. Smith, Baltimore; B. G.
Yoeum, Chester; F..A. Van Dyke, N. Y.;
W. H. Flenniken, Mrs. A. McMoster,
Winnsboro; B. F. Whinier, Anderson;
A. )llythe, T. H. Cooke, Greenville.
IlendrixJJousc'?J. Rnpell, Texas; W.
S. Lowmilles, Pa.; E. J. Caughman,
Lexington; 8. A. Woodruff, N. C.; J, R
Watson, T. H. Watson, Miss A. E. .Wat?
son, Anderson; G. L. Dantzlor, W. B.
Rickoy, Cokesbury; L. R. Watson.
Anderoon; G, Moffett, P. J. Steffens, S.
B. Reeder, Silver Street ;E. N. Mead,
Ga.; L. M Poatt, W: K. ElUs, A. C.
Pratt, J. M. Ellis, J. H Clinkscales, Due
West; S. A. Graham, Cokesbury; 0. ?.
Klugh, Greenwood; O. B. Simmons,
W. W. Klugh, Cokesbury; H E. Bomer,
A. S. Kennedy, Due West; W. E. Ander?
son, Waterside; J. C. O. Fenster, J. E.
Tadd, L. Kennedy, Boyce Greir, C. M.
Hall, Mrs. C. M. Hall, Boso Hill; W. J.
Infection in the Air.?At this season,
the vegetable world takes a new lease of
life; bnt to the sensitive and delicate
members of the human family, it is a
time of danger and often of great suffer?
ing. The moisture whioh rises from the
earth and hangs suspended, over it in the
form of morning and evening mists and
fogs, holda in solution, so to speak, the
mephitio elements which produce fever
and ague, remittent fevers, rheumatism,
and many painful nervous disturbances,
and which aggravate dyspepsia, bilious?
ness and all minor affections of the
stomach nnd the bowels. This, .there?
fore, is a critical period of the year?a
season when the renovating, refreshing
and purifying operation of the mightiest
of all vegetable tonics end alteratives,
Hostetter s Stomach Bitters, is salvation
to the weak, and the best security for the
continuance of the health and vigor ot
the strong. Now is the. time not only, to
protect the system against the common
ailments of the season, but to prevent the'
disorders incident to a warmer tempera?
ture. Let not the exhausting heats of
the summer months find you unprepared ?
to meet them. A course of Hostettera
Bitters, commenced now, wiU put aU the
physical energies in fighting trim, dou?
ble* the capacity of the internal organs to
repel the causes of disease, refresh' the
brain and clear it of all hypoohondriacai,
Cobwebs, and place the whole .physique
in an attitude of defence, with every
available point fortified and guarded arid
as nearly invulnerable to unwholesome
influences as it is possible for thohuman
structure to be. A29 '
How to Restore thb PnosPEnrrr ov
the State.?Keep you money at home.
Do not send away for anything whioh
you can obtain as well here as elsewhere.
We do not advocate paying $5 for that
which you can buy abroad for even $4.90;
but when you can buy your Blank Books,
of tho best grade, at prices as low as
New York, then send to Walker, Evans A
Cogswell, Charleston, S. G, and purchase
what you neod. AU their Blank Books
are made in Charleston, and your en
counigemcnt will sustain a worthy manu?
facturing enterprise. M21f
The Indian war generally begins when
winter ends. Indications of thn are fur?
nished in tho recent battle between the
Cheyennes and a cavalry troop at Monu?
ment Station, on the Union Pacific Rail?
road. The Indians were badly defeated
after two hours' fighting, and lost twenty
seven of their braves. We ore now to see
whether Sheridan's policy is to be tested
on the plains, or whether the Govern?
ment will go on with its present inter?
minable and useless strife. Certainly
tho Indian Department has blundered
In the village of Orange, N. J., some
boys have for a long time been in the
habit of making game of an old man 4
named Ebeneser Green, who is in his
dotage and almost totally blind. A few
dayti ago', whilst being thus tormented,
he struck a boy named Patrick Walsh a.
violent blow on the head with a cane, in?
flicting injuries from which the boy has
since died. v, j
Judge Maokey informs us that he will,
at the next terra of Court, endeavor to
ferret opt all thieves in Fair?old, und, if
possible, put them in charge, of the Su?
perintendent of tho Penitentiary. We
hope the Judge will be successful.
-; [ Winnaboro A*to*. ,.
Says an exchange: "It, is, fortunate,
now Col. Fred,, has resigned, that we
are to have ho war with' Mexico. But,
' unfortunately; if Mexico sbouia l&rn
that Col. Grant has resigned, aho will
very naturally conclude that, she can
easily whip, the rest of us, -and a war with
hor will be inevitable'. ?? .
Afire in Toppahannock,* Va.,'ori Fri?
day night, destroyed Bix frame buildings,
including the'post offlc*. The mar mot'
tor in the post office was also burned.
? The Court of Commissioners, of Ala?
bama Claims will meet again. in Wash?
ington on Wednesday. In the recess,
over 125 cases have been prepared for ad?