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Sunday Horning, May 9, 1875.
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Getting in a Corner.
We keep up with tko disclosures, testi- ]
inony and arguments of the T?ton
Bocehor trial. It is to us a curious psyc |
ohological study, more particularly in
the incidentol and tributary issues
?which turn upon the truth of statements,
the aoouraoy of memory,- the motives to
evasion ond.tjie. immense power of sup?
pression and perversion of facts which
has-been developed. -The main stream
wo oare less-obout. ~ It is both too turbid
and too unatfvory to touch or come in
contact V- itb. ' The trial will bo the gravo
of too/ rep?frt|qn/'of all \yho have been
intimately' Jo&h?Giud with it The light
lot hi upon them, whether direct or
cross, roveal?; ft ?fato of tilings, a rotten?
ness of m^r|ll?^$ ^'eaMheps of principle,
a Vioipusnefsnf temper and oonduct, a
propensity lc4 ipjrevaiication and false?
hood 'wnicn dtsgraoes' the age. Tracey
has gone t^DWHi ntf the attorney, who,
upon pledgo'iof a certain course of con?
duct, qlicitctl statements from one stand?
ing in the position of a friend and then
turned against him, sold hiB scrvioos to
the other side and contemned his pro?
mises. But the man worst involved in
contradictions, who mosts resort to dis?
reputable subterfuges, is Mr. Becchor I
himself. A fresh one has just been
brought to light. His explanation of |
his remorseful letters was that he ad?
vised Mr. H. C. Bowen on a certain spe?
cified occasion to dismiss Til ton from
tho Independent newspaper, and that he
afterwards sorely repented of having
done this. Now comes Mr. Bowen, and
upon tho stand positively swears that
Mr. Boecher gave him no such advice.
Mr. Beech er'h letters overflow with pas?
sionate and bitter remorso, the cause of
which, as. he avers, was his imprudent
.and unkind advice given to Bowen ad?
verse to Tilton's interests. Mr. B. swears
that he did not give him this advice.
Then, why, asks the New York Imie.s-.
all that remorse and ragged edge busi?
Streaks of Light.
A Ku Kinx outrage, a sample of a largo
class in this and other States South, was
exploded in Montgomery, Alabama, on
last "Wednesday, by the testimony of a
once forward aUd notorious Be public an.
He says that he fired a bullet through his
own hat, and then had the military called
out to (irrest the mythical assailants who
had attempted to take his life. "I kept
the troops^Jhe saifl, "as long as I could
uso them as a political machine. Our
purpose was to seouro the Legislature at
all hazards, and elect Spencer." How
familiar this sounds here! Fortunately,
the day of such fellows' influence and
control in Alabama 1ms passed away, and
may it soon dawn here, too. We can see
the faint streaks of light which herald its j
approach. In ^^ontgomory,. the very
day this damaging confession was made,
nearly one-half of tho colored men voted,
with the whites, for the first time sinco
reconstruction, and the result was a de?
feat o^l thV' carpet-baggers, which has
thrown ntt. the'good people of the city
into ecstasy.' One- of the successful can?
didates is. an ex-Confederate, who re-'
eently-i^i'd a feeling and hftudsomo tri?
bute Wjithu Federal dead. '
Will all such cattle who are here stick?
ing their dirty hands and dirtier mouths
in affairs, misrepresenting and maligh
? ing the people whose property they have
plundered, whose humble population
they havo debauched, whose good namo
they have fouled, take a lesson from
theso two coincident facts, and hereafter
govom themselves accordingly?
The Texas Pacific Raily/ay.
Col. Thomas Scott's party wore re?
ceived with a perfect ovation by tho citi?
zens of. .Marshall, Texas, on the Texas
Pacific Railroad, upon their return from
Mexico, it is stated that they went over
all the finished portion of the Texas and
Pacific .Railway, of which there aro 325
miles in operation. They expect to iron
and equip 150 miles from Brookton to
Toxarkana, which is already graded; also
to build come ninety, miles from Sher?
man -down to Dallas, and arrangements
are made for finishing the incomploted
portion to Fort Worth by tho end of the
present year, making a clear stretch of
450 miles of .tho Texas and Pacific Rail?
road/' When that' is done, as we learn
on the authority of the St. Louis Repub?
lican, the further,construction of the
great trans-continental route will proba?
bly rest until Congress sees fit to grant
the subsidy to complete the road to tho
I^-.ur^^?^1 llerald -smwesta to
Judge M, Moses, that if be would pay
more,attention to tho transaction ofgene
ral business of the Court brought -before
him, and desist in attempting, to perse?
cute honest' men on political grounds,
he might at least gtvo satisfaction to tho
people whom ho -is- paid to servo, and
there would no&brfiuifh good ground for
complaint against, him for inefficiency.
Nifo is too short to, be annoyed'with such
mwttocfatfo'sachems of Ohio will
gather around the counoil-firo at Colum?
bus on Thursday of .this week, prepara?
tory to gomgjy?#a*tho ?war-path. Go?
vernor Allen l*3R?3bml up Yrbm Fruit
Hill.to talk over .matters with tho (other
"WfrtawukVo.- bris .i-Va
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..." Jl -ft .'J f, Mti ?V) :
the Bad Son an? Brotheb.?"William
S. Calhovm, convicted of forgery on ovi
dence of his quadroon mistress, Olivia
WIIHamu!" W.'X ? If
' Thin announcement in the Sunday pa?
pers supplies the text for a long ana In?
structive moral discourse, and a very
interesting chapter of domestic history.
The'Calhoun referred tolls the only, son
of the late Meredith P. Calhoun, for
many years before the war tho lnrgest
and most lordly planter in the South.
Tho wife of Mr. Calhoun was tho daugh?
ter of Jutlge Smith, formerly Of South
Carolina, where he played a very promi?
nent part in tho politics and society of
that State. Judge Smith was of one of
the YttofiC ancient and respected families
in South Carolina, and inherited large
estates, which he augmented in value by
his judgment and enterprise. In the
political arena he was regarded as the
only formidable rival of the great John
C. Calhoun. Judge Smith was the ac?
knowledged leader of the Union party in
I the great secession fight of 183?. Shortly
i after this, he removed to Huntsville.
I Ala., whore ho bought large estates and
established himself in an elegant resi?
dence, which was the home of a largo
and generous hospitality. Tho eldest
daughter of Judge Smith married Mere?
dith Galhonn, a young adventurer from
the North, of polished manners and good
address. Mrs. Calhoun received as her
dowry a large Hum, which was invested
in an immense tract of the rich land on
Bed Biver, then held in groat demand
oh tho most valuable and productive
in the State. This is the land which
embraces tho greater portion of what is
now known as Grant Parish. It ex?
tends ten miles on the river, and has
been leveed at vast expense, and pos?
sesses unlimited resources for the pro?
duction of cotton and sugar. Upon this
estate Mr. Calhoun expended a very
great sum, stocking it with 1,100 slaves,
and all the expensive structures and ma?
chinery required to produce cotton and
sngar. In the pnlmv days of this culture
the vield of this large investment was
highly remunerative. For several years
before the war the regular income was
between $250,000 and $300,000. Having
made several visits to Franco with his
family, Mr. Calhoun acquired a taste for
French society and habits, and during
the latter period of his life resided in
Paris. Here he expended his large in?
come in affording his wife and daughter
every opportunity of participating in the
elegant and fashionable enjoyments of
that gay and luxurious capital. Besides
his daughter, an accomplished and ele?
gant young lady, who was born and edu?
cated in France, so that she speaks the
French language with more facility than
her mother tongue, Mr. Calhoun had a
son who came into this world partially
deformed, but not on that account was
regarded with loss affection and tender?
ness by his parents. No child was ever
more carefully and tenderly watched and
cared for than the poor little hunchback,
Willie Calhoun. Preferring to live on
the plantation rather than expose him?
self in the brilliant society of Paris, Wil?
lie did not accompany his parents
abroad. Devoting himself to agricultural
life, ho finally became a sort of'head
was the condition of the family when
the war broke out Mr. Calhoun was
residing with his wife and daughter
in France, and Willio had charge of the
plantation. Of course, the war pro?
duced most disastrous effects oil the Cal?
houn estate. The destruction of the
slave property alone was enough to
swamp the whole estate. Mr. Calhoun
died about the close of ttbe war, and the
widow had given her power of attorney
to Willie. In 1808, she returned with
her daughter to Louisiana, and' pro?
ceeded on a steamboat to the landing
now known as Colfax, with a view of
seeing her son, and investigating the
condition of her affairs. Her mind had
been greatly disturbed by rnmdrs of her
son's "carrying on," from old servants
and others. Among other stories which
had reached her, was one to tho effect
that ho had become a practical as well as
a political miscegenationist?that he had
been elected by an exclusive negro vote
to the Legislature, and had formed a
liaison with a buxom quadroon, who
claimed to be his lawful wife, and who
assumed all the airs and authority of the
lady of tho Calhoun mansion.
It may be imagined with what crush?
ing force these terrible stories fell lipon
the pride of the high-born mother.
Whether it was the realization ?>f their
truth or from somo other warning, Mis.
Calhoun, after a brief conversation with
some of her old servants at the river
landing, came to the conclusion not to
expose herself to the humiliation of wit?
nessing the son's degradation and the
profanation of the family mansion, so
with her daughter, she returned 'on the
boat to the city, and procuring board for
herself and daughter at tho Bay of St.
Louis, sojourned there for some months.
Here Mrs. Calhoun died in tho summer
of 1808, leaving her daughter alone in
the world, moneyless and nlinost friend?
less. Nothing could be got from the
estate. It had been hopelessly in?
volved by Willio. Miss Ada had been nur?
tured with boundless indulgence. Sho
had never known what it was to want
anything which money could command.
And hero was she, totally inexperienced,
an orphan thrown upon the world, from
a position of long-assnrod wealth and
high rank, with no other relative but a
"brother, who was now her bitterest
enemy. But the young lady jirbved
equal to her great emergencies. It
would, perhaps, be an intrusion1 upon
her private affairs to refor to'the shifts
and expedients to which she Wee driven
to regain her fortunes, and to1 save her
from tho miseries of a poverty1 which
would be' (en-fold bittor to ono feared as
she had boon. Sufflco it io. Say that,
with the aid.of a zealous and persever?
ing young lowyer, she has been placed
heyond the reach of the perils so much
feared by her, and we sincerely hojje her
fortune!) are in a fair train of restoration,
andtbat J>er future will- realise the, cid
drictnattb ^climax of '-virtuei fcwasT
and vice puniabogh". ') *
And surely this conviction of. tho bad
brother for forgery would seem to fulfill
the lost condition of dramatic and poetic
Rustics. After degrading and disgracing
umself and family by a disreputable
alliance, and inoumbering his mother
and sister's estate,' by consenting to a
judgment for breach of a promise of
marriage, of $20,000 in,,favor of his
quadroon ?mistress', he'sought to rid him
oolf and tho estate of this inenmbrnned'
rxt for his father. This
Oy* anTict*wnl?lT'fho^ufy * Iiave deoloVe
to be a forgery. Truly has the Psalmist
declared "the way a of tho transgressor
Mb/ Editor: In the account of the
firemen's tournament, given: in your
paper of the 7th inst, no explanation,
of the "unfortunate interference" with
the run of the .Etna is made, nor is it
stated that after tho decision of .the
judges was announced the Eagle and
Stonewall, of Charleston, and the tnde
penden t, of Columbia, withdrew from
tho tournament and "declined to run in
the reel contest. It was noticed that be?
fore the /Etna reached the woll some
person eiterged from the crowd on the
sidewalk in front of tho bank of E. j.
Scott A Son and removed the cover from
tho well. Objeotion was made under
the rule prescribed for tho contest:
"Cover of well to be lifted for the use of
each company by some member shirting
with engine or reel," and it was demand?
ed that the run of the Minn, should not
be recorded. Upon examination, it was
found that the man who removed, the
cover from the well did not start with
tho engine or reel, tho man himself ad?
mitting the fact. After consultation the
judges dqrided in favor of 4he -Etna,
whereupon tho Eagle, Stonewall and
Independent unanimously withdrew
from the tournament, declined to run in
the reel contest and refused to receive
any prizes. I do not desire to reflect
upon the conduct either of tho judges
who are gentlemen of character, or of
tho /Etna, but I do desire that tho com?
munity shall understand the cause of
the withdrawal of the Eagle, Stonewall
and the Independent from tho tourna?
ment. That tho decision of tho judges
was erroneous and improper is manifest,
and I have no doubt that the community
will approve tho action of the
Failure to Get Troops. ?A. Washing?
ton despatch says:
"L. Coss Carpenter, a member of the
lust Congress, now an Internal Revenue
Collector of one of tho South Carolina
Districts, who was here last week solicit?
ing the co-operation of the army in col?
lecting tho revenue in his District, failed
to secure the favor of Commissioner
Douglass for his proposition. Collector
Carpenter gave out a statement to the
newspapers that illicit distillation was
carried on in his section to an alarming
extent, and that those engaged in that il?
legal work openly sold untaxed whiskey
on tho streets from wagons in defiance
of the revenue officers, several of whom
had been murdered while attempting to
suppress such Bales. Upon investigation
the Commissioner has been unable to
discover the lawlessness described by
Collector Carpenter. Disturbances have
occurred in that vicinity, but not re?
cently, and none have occurred since
Carpenter's appointment to office, which
was since the adjournment of Congress.
The Commissioner informed Carpenter
that he had better return to his field of
duty, make an honest effort to collect the
revenue, and if he made it apparent that
he cannot discharge his duties without
the aid of tho military, its assistance
might then be invoked. The Commis?
sioner does not believe in confronting
the people with .troops upon every pre?
text, and ho informed the Collector that
such nid should not be asked for until it
is clearly established that the civil of?
ficers are powerless to execute the laws.
Carpenter s application for military aid
was referred to the Supervisor of tho
South Carolina District. As Carpenter
was appointed Collector after the ad?
journment of Congress, Mr. Douglass
does not believe ho has had time or op?
portunity to encounter the desperadoes
whose sanguinary operations he reported
to the Department."
Unitbu States Circuit Court, May 7?
Chief Justice Waite and (Judos Bond
Peesidino.? The case of tue Greenville
and Columbia Railroad Company against
H. H. Kimpton, for discovery and ac?
count, was resumed. The Court reserved
its decision. The case of Bnulley T.
Johnston et at. against the City Council
of Charleston, a bill in equity to restrain
the defendants from paying annual ap?
propriations of money to the Catholic
Orphan Asylum and the Institute of the
Church of the Holy Communion, was
begun. The bill, answer and testimony
were read, and arguments made until
tho hour of adjournment.
In the District Court, Isaac McDitffie,
colored, was tried and found guilty of
robbing the post office at Colir ?? in of
$:t'.tO tikon from a letter. The eua< of
Alonzo Payne, indicted for selling i
stamped medicines, was begun ami
heard to the hour of adjournment.
The Mecklexburo Centennial Mcrni.
The first impression of the modal struck
at the Philadelphia mint to commemorate
the Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde?
pendence has been received in Washing?
ton. In size and value it is equal to the
half-dollar pieces. Its design and finish
are very creditable. On one side is a
hornet's nest, which is typical of the an?
nouncement by the king's officers that
Mecklenburg was a hornet's nest, of
rebels. On the samo side is also a liberty
cap surrounded by tho rays of tho rising
sun. Beneath aro two clasped hands,
which are typical of the united North
and South- at the close of the last war.
On the reverse side, within a circle, are
tho inscriptions: "May '20th, 1775, and
May 20th, 1875?Mecklenburg Declara?
tion of Independence." 2,000 silver mo
dals have boen ordered by tho executive
committee of tho centennial celebration,
and a large number of copper impres?
Increase ofT>iphtueuia and Small-Pox
in New York.?Tho number of deaths in
Now York city for tho week ending May
1 from diphtheria was 84 and small-pox
93, against 77 from the former and 84
from the latter disease for tho previous
week, showing a marked increase. Tho
Tribune says: "The oases of diphtheria
laro grouped in the crowded tenamcnt
districts, both on the East and West
sides of tho city. The nests of small?
pox hovo bosn discovered in the Seventh,
Tenth and Eleventh Wards, but cases
have also boon found scattered over tho
city. Tho accommodations of the small?
pox hospital have boon reported fully
adequato to tho increase in the numhor
of cases." t
The peach orop in Greonville was
almost entirely destroyed by the late
frosts. Apples are untouched.
''. ?rrr Katteus. -?If y?u "are asked to
lend your Pnonax, anggest to tho would
he borrower that he had better subscribe.
Pio-nics overy day.
Deathsin Columbia for the week end?
ing M>y,8, 6?all white.
. DorVt iuu into debt. It is quito as
easy to walk, and much more dignified.
Yesterday was hot lenough to sweat a
When you keep a man waiting it gives
him a chnnce to count up your faults.
Straw hats and white duck suits hang
fire no longer.
Tho line of a lady's love is supposed to
be the masculine.
Our telegraphic columns give details
of a terrible marine disaster.
The complaints in regard to dull times
g<?t no better mighty fast.
We have received a catalogue of the
University of Virginia, for 1871 17,.
Now is the time for two paper collars
and one plate of ice cream per day.
C. F. Jackson is in full blast - plenty
of customor* and a large utock of goods
at low prices.
Mr. Frank Palmer, of the Columbia
Hotel billiard saloon, has our thanks for
late New Orleans papers.
Gen. Ashor Palmer and a party of
fishermen have gone angling at Wacca
To-morrow will he Memorial Day, and
the ladies were busy, yesterday, prepar?
ing wreaths, etc.
A man once objected to sleeping on e
straw bed, because, ho said, it was be?
neath him. I
The colored firemen's tournament
comes off on Tuesday, the 11th. We
wish them a jolly time
1.19] is nowhere! For cheap and
handsome dress goo Is g i to W. D. Love
The removal of trees blown down by
the recent tornado is being carried on,
and tiro wood is a drug in the market
It is singular that tho man who borrows
a paper is always the man to find tlw
most fault with its contents.
What beautiful whif goods, ribbons
and fans Jackson is selling, and what a
rush he has for them.
We here take occassion to emphatically
remark that the spelling bee and tho
buffalo gnat arc not intimately related.
You can got all styles of job printing,
from a visiting card to a four-sheet post?
er, at the PiifKNix office. Prices satisfac?
Col. H. T. Peake i? stirring up his tim?
ber contractors. He says the Lnurens
Railroad will be completed by or before
The best indication of the heat a
mortal is subject to hi a thermometer in
the hat. Those in Epstin's hats recorded
1)0 degrees at 2 P. M., yesterday.
The attractive array of spring goods
which fills the windows of the .stores
just now and the mild weather have the
effect of bringing out the ladies in full
If any one will lake the trouble to ex?
amine the matter, he will find that those
business men who do tho most adver?
tising, ore tho most prosperous in busi?
There will be a strawberry festival at
Carolina Hall on Thursday and Friday
evenings next, for the purpose of raising
' funds for the improvement of the Marion
! Street Methodist Church property.
We are indebted to the committee for
a card of invitation to a ball to be given
to the graduating class by the corps of
cadets of tho Virginia Military institute
.it Lexington, on Friday ow ning. July 2.
All parents and attendants upon tho
sick, especially where medicine i-. to bo
administered, cannot be loo cautious as
to what thoy give the patient; and all
poisonous drugs should, by all means,
bo so labeled.
l>y reference to announcement in an?
other column, i'. will be observed that
I the Richland Ride Club are ordered to
assemble at their hall at 1J o'clock to?
morrow afternoon, in full uniform, to
participate in the memorial ceremonies.
The Governor has made the following
appoints:! Notaries Public?M. F. Horn,
of Darlington: Donald Matheson, of
Marlboro. Commissioners under the Act
to procure a site for a Lazaretto on Mor?
ris Island?H. G. Worthington, W. G.
DeSaussuro, Robert Lobby, M. D.
Wednesday next, the 12th, is the day
for the election to determine tho contest
between Rarnwell and Blackville, as to
the location of the County seat. It has
been decided before at the ballot-box,
the Supreme Court, and before the Stato
Board of Canvassers, and each time in
favor of Barnwell.
The Post Office Department at Wash?
ington has recently issued three cent
postage stamps made on a new principle,
to prevent tho dishonest custom of wash?
ing them in ordor to sell them again
after having been usod. The paper ol
which they are made is porous, and they
absorb the ink from tho marking stamp,
thus making it indelible.
As serenading time is again in order,
always acknowledge all conrtesies in n
kindly spirit Throw a bouquet and a
card of thanks to a serenading pnrty, il
not prepared to invite them in. If you
hnvn't a bouquet or a card at hand, throw
a boot-jack, or a briok, or anything of
I that sort, juBt to show your appreciation
! of the kindness intended.
Dr. David Oeioer.?Tim widely known
and highly respected citizen died in
Charleston on Friday, in the seventieth
year of his oge. Ho was originally from
Lexington, but had been residing in
Charleston for upwards of forty years.
Ho belonged to that intelligent class of
agriculturists who, by their practical and
comprehensive knowledge of tillage, have
done so much in developing the subur?
ban farms. He had a large circle of
friends, who will feel the loss of his so?
ciety and its pleasant inflm nccs.
Memorial Day. The beautiful custom
of decorating the graves of the Confede?
rate dead will be observed at Eluiwood
Cemetery and in other spots where tho
soldicro* remains lie, to-morrow after?
noon. Flowers culled with pious care,
evergreens imaging undying love, will
dock with their splendor and freshness
the mounds underneath which the
brave, the true, the patriotic, the self
sacrificing ripose in quietness and peace.
They died trite to their country and
duty, obeying t'ae instincts of manhood
and the lessons and traditions of honored
homes. Alas! that we can do so little
I in their honor, beyond cherishing in our
heart of hearts the example of a devotion
which -toid the highest tests, and was
consecrated by the cheerful and joyous
surrender of life itself.
Memorial Day.?Monday, May 10, be?
ing Memorial Day, the usual ceremony
of decorating the graves of the Confede?
rate dead will take place at Elmwood
Cemetery, at <; o'clock P. M. Otllcers
ami soldiers of the Confederate army,
strangers visiting the city, and the citi
zens generally, ure cordially invited to
The Iliahland Rifle Club will unite
with the Memorial Association in the
ceremonies at the cemetery, on Monday.
May bl, and will form a guard of honor
to the procession. The officers of the
club will also act as marshals of the day.
The proc -ssion will form at the port r's
lodge of the cemetery, at 0 o'clock P. M.
Persons desiring to contribute wreaths
for the soldiers' enclosure at Elmwood
Cemetery, are requested to send them
either to Chancellor Carroll's or Colonel
McMaster's, before :J o'clock on Monday.
Those sending wreaths for the graves out?
side of the enclosure, will please send
them to Mrs. Hugh Thompson's before :J
P. M. on Monday.
Corax ok General Sessions.?The
Court met, yesterday, at 10 A. M. The
continuation and conclusion of the case
of the State against Ellison M. Weston
and William M. Hayne?a nolle prosequl
having be n entered as to Uriah Portee,
yesterday?occupied the Court until 2.30
P. M. The persons in attendance upon
the Court, other than those engaged in
the ease against Weston ft o/., were dis?
charged until Monday next, at 10 A. M.
This ease, as made out by the testimony,
was substantially as follows: While J.
H. Bryant was Chairman of the Board of
County Commissioners, from 1870 to
1H72, he paid to one William M. Taylor
$'.?00 for repairs done to the County jail,
Taylor receipting therefor as having re?
ceived the money from Brvnnt, indivi?
dually, per order of the Chairman of the
Board?Bryant himself being that chair?
man. After several interviews with Bry?
ant, one Spencer paid Bryant $500 for
the $'.)i)D claim, and assigned it to one
Sheridan. The names of J. H. Bryant,
J. J. Goodwin and Uriah Portee, the
board from 187U till 1872, were signed to
this paper, whioh was an unitemized and
unsworn account, beneath a statement
that this claim had been allowed and was
receivable in payment of all dues of the
County, except for payment of money
duo on land sold by the County. A new
board was elected, consisting of the de?
fendants and Uriah Portee, before this
claim, then in the bands of Sheridan,
had been paid. It was presented to this
new board for tho purpose of having it
audited and paid,
Mr. Porte ?, who testified for the State,
said his name had been placed upon the
paper without his knowledge or consent, |
that he had never heard of the account
while on the old board, and had his name
envied. Bryant testified that Portee had
authorized him to sign his name for
him. which Portee denied. Bryant and
Goodwin contra dieted Portee's testi?
mony relative to his having never heard
of the claim while on the old board.
When this account was presented to the
new board, it passed a resolution that
when it was proporlv itemized and veri?
fied it would be considered. At a subse?
quent meeting this was reconsidered and
testimony as to the justice of tho claim
taken. At a subsequent meeting to this
the claim was ordered to bo paid. Mr.
I). B. Miller and Mr. Portee considered
that it had been audited and the entry
was made upon tho minutes that was
usually made when itomized verified ac?
counts were audited. Messrs. Hayne
and Weston said that they did not audit
the claim but ordered it paid. Mr. D.
B. Miller testified that the records showed
that more than $1,000 had been paid to
different persons during 1870 and 1872,
for repairs to the jail, in addition to tho
$900 paid to Taylor by Bryant. No at?
tempt was made'by the defence to prove
that at n meeting of the formor board,
Taylor's account for $900 was presented,
itemized and verified, but that both it
and the minutes of that meeting were
lost Mr. Miller, the Clerk, and Mr.
Portee, one of that board, knew nothing
of any such meoting. Tho Court ruled
. that tho Board of Commissioners is a
body of record, and nothing, not of re?
cord, could be proved. MrrlXB.* Miller
always opposod tho payment of this
claim, and when tho vote ordering it to
bo paid was taken, Portee did not vote.
The account which Wm, M. Taylor
, swore he presented to the old board,
containod, among other items, entrees
r of money loaned Bryant, and ho receipted
for tho money as for repairs done to tho
County Jail. The Attorney-General said
the wholo transaction was a gigantic
fraud, knowing perpetrated by EUi?on
IM. Weston and Wra. M. Hayno. The
I charge ot the Court to the fary/wks able
1 and exhaustive. Messrs. Bachman A
Youmans represented the* defendant*'.
The jury, after an absence of half nn
hour, returned a sealed verdict. The
grand jury reported .that they had no
new bills to present ^
I Religious SEKvrces To-Dax.?Wash?
ington Street Church?Rov. A. W.
Walker, 11 A. M.
Mission Church (Odd Fellows' Hall)?
Sunday School, 4 P. M. Address by
Rev. A. W. Walker.
Marion Street Church?Rev. W. D.
Kirklond, 10? A. M. and 8 P. M. Sun?
day School, i>i A. M.
Fresbytoriun Church?Rev. J. H. Bry
son. 11 A. M. and 8 P. M.
Trinity Church?Rev. P. J. Shand, D.
1)., Rector; Rev. J. H. Stringfellow, As?
sistant?11 A. M. and 5 P. M.
Baptist Church?Rev. R. Mcllwaine,
II A. M.; Rev. Mr. Witherspoon, 8 P. M.
Sunday School, 9 A. M.
St. Peters (Cotkolic) Church?Rev.
Father Quiltor, first Mass 7 A. M.; second
Mass lO.j A. M.
Lutheran Church?Rev. Z. W. Beden
baugh, 101 A. M. Sunduy School, 4
Hotel. Arrivals, May 8. ? Columbia
Hotel?Mr. and Mrs. Owen Daly, city;
John A. Weir and daughter, Pa.; Miss
M. Rion, Winnsboro; R. P. Spencer, Jr.,
Co. ; L. Muller, Charleston; J. T. Darby,
Fort Motto; F. M. West.N. C.; J. Trnm
blo, J. D. Stoney, S. C.
Consionees by South Carolina Railroad
May 8, 1875: J. A. Hendrix & Bro., L.
McPherson, W. D. Love & Col, W. S.
Plumer, J. H. Altee,. H. Solomon, J. C.
Dial, Capt Alligood, G. A. Shields.
List of New Aovebtikemexts.
Pair of Grey Horses for Sale.
Mechanics' & F. B. & L. Association.
Richland Rifle Club?Meeting.
Proposols for Stationery.
False Theoiues Overthrow*::.?Wc
live under n ne*aj medical dispensation,
very different from that under which bo
many of our forefathers died. The sick
arc no longer bled till they faint, nor
gorged with mercury, nor prostrated
with violent cathartics, nor blistered on
their shaven heads. Ever since the in?
troduction of Hostetter's Stomach Bit?
ters, twenty years ago, renovation and
restoration, not depletion and prostra?
tion, have been the watch-words of the
judicious portion of the profession. Tho
remarkable success of this famous vege?
table preventive, invigorant and correc?
tive has worked a complete revolution in
the general treatment of disease. At
first, the dogmatic members of tlye faculty
would not believe in it * "What!" they
exclaimed, "cure liver complaint with?
out mercury, chronic rheumatism with?
out Colchicum, fever and ague without
quinine! Impossible!" But the most
obstinate incredulity must yield in the
end to practical demonstration. From
that time to the present, dyspepsia,
biliousness, intermittent fevers, muscu?
lar diseases, nervous complaints and
constipation have vanished under, the
operation of the great specific, in at least
ninety per cent, of the cases in which it
has been used as a remedy for those ail?
ments; while as a preventive of all mala?
dies generated by change of climate,
sudden revulsions of temperature, epi?
demic poison iu the atmosphere, and un?
wholesome water, its beneficial effects
have boon so obvious and uniform as to
secure the most perfect confidence in its
properties as an antidote, safeguard and
cure. M7 |3tl
It is truly wonderful, the variety and
ingenuity of the conveniences for the
desk and office?pens of varied patterns,
inkstands possessing unmberloss ad
vantiges, letter files, each one the best,
envelopes of size and qualities infinite.
It is almost bewildering to enter tho
largo Broad street store of Walker,
Evans A Cogswell, in Charleston, and
sec the number of these attractions.
Hero you find the largest, stationery
stock South of Baltimore, and you only
have two tronbles?first, sufficient cash;
p.nd, second,. the difficulty in deciding
among the many things offered, each
equally suitable to your wants. M7f
A Perilous Balloon Voyage.?rrof.
George S. Peduzzi, a Brooklyn druggist,
ascended from the Capitoline Grounds,
Wednesday, iu a balloon of Mb own ma?
nufacture, and of 15,000 cubic feet capa?
city. The arial ship passed over Far
Rockaway, and then made directly for
Long Island Sound. The professor, dis?
inclined for a sea voyage, attempted to
land at Glen Cove, and threw out a
grapnel for that purpose, but after demo?
lishing several fences and tearing the
\ ground for Rome distance, the cable
broke, and the balloon and its .occupant
soared away to Oyster Bay. The profes?
sor, discovering that ho could not cros3
tho sound' before his balloon descended,
threw himself from the car to the ground,
a distanoe of thirty or forty feet He was
severely shaken, but not seriously in?
Mrs. James A. Oates, tho well-known
actress, has dissolved partnership, matri?
monial and professional, with her se?
cond husband, Tracy Titus. It appears
to have been a case of mother-in-law;
Mrs. Oates' mother having ' cross-exa?
mined Tracy in regard to some lady, and
his memory( like Beeoher's, being de?
fective, M.ro. Oates put her husband out
of her apartment and her business. Now
Mrs. Oates runs a portion of th'o theatri?
cal Company and her husband another,
rendoring the house , divided against
itself ana marital divorce- imminent
In . the ?bel. suit brought by Willis
PhelpB, of Springfield,'Mass., against I
the Republican, of that city, judgment
has been rendered in favor of the plain?
tiff, with damages for $100. Tho snit
was instituted to recover $200,000 da?
mages, claimed to he due to Pholpa on
account of remarks made by the Repub?
lican during a local election, in which
certain railroad interests were involved.
On Wednesday morning last, the wifo
of William H. Chadwick, proprietor of
the Wilmington Museum, West Fourth
street, Wilmington, Del., died after an
illness of several -days, and reports hav?
ing, been circulated that her sickness
ana death had been occasioned by vio?
lence at the hands of her husband, ho
I was arrested.
The trial and execution of Yosquez
cost California $'2,722.43.