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C, TUESDAY MORNING-, ,
Ex-Councilman Carpenter Rises to Ex?
Speech of Jlon. L. Loss Carpenter, at
Parker's Hall, Tuisdau Evening, June
8, 1875, in Defence of 'Republican Ad?
ministration of City Affairs.
Mn. Chairman and Gentlemen: In
coming forward to respond to the gene?
ral call from the citizens composing this
meeting, it enn hardly he expected of
me, at this late hour of the night, now
verging on to midnight, to make any ex?
tended' remarks, although the subject
under discussion affords ample opportu?
nity for one to do so, We are called
upon to meet here to-night to listen to
the report of the committee appointed
by the City Council of Columbia, to ex?
amine the condition of the city finances,
and to report the results of that investi?
gation to the citizens who pay the taxes
which keeps the city government in
operation. You have listened to that
report, and have also heard the excellent
resolutions adopted, which were offered
by the gentleman who preceded me. I
did not come here to discuss this report,
but did come to say a few words, if op?
portunity was afforded me, in justifica?
tion of the actions of the two Republi?
can Councils whoso operations have been
so unjustly and unfairly criticised and
held up to scorn and condemnation by
tho citizens' committee. And in doing
this, Mr. Chairman, I propose to confine
myself to tho report inado by that com?
mittee, and shall not take advantage of
any information which I may have de?
rived while a member of the Council,
except in so far as that may be necessary
to prove my assertions while dealing
with thiB report. I could have wished,
sir, as I have no doubt every right think?
ing non-partisan does, that this investi?
gation had been conducted in a non
political spirit, and for no other purpose
than to correct prevailing abuses in
official circles, and give to the city a
more economical form of government;
but from the action of tho meeting
which adopted this report, and from the
tone and temper displayed at that meet?
ing, I am forced to a very different con?
clusion. If the action of the committee
was intended to be non-partisan, why
does this report attempt to throw ull the
blame for the increase of the city debt,
or the diversion of public funds, as they
are pleased to term it, upon the two Re?
publican Councils which have adminis?
tered the affairs of tho city sinco June,
1870? Had the two Democratic Counails,
which exercised official powers from
180G to 1870, no lot or pnrt in this mat?
ter? Did they discharge the high duties
devolving upon them in the spirit which
this report 6eems to imply? Did they
pay a stricter regard to the credit of the
city, and do more toward preserving it,
than the two Republican Councils which
succeeded them? Let us see from the
report itself, and I desire each impartial
gentleman present to follow mc through
a few items in this report, to see if I mis?
state or draw any unnatural inferences
therefrom. The report is evidently the
work of the Chairman of the Committee,
Major Gulick, formerly Cashier of the
Carolina National Rank, a gentleman
who had quite as much to do with per?
suading the Council to dispose of the
bonds, etc., just as they did dispose of
them up to June, 1H/3, ns any other
gentleman in this city. Now, Bir, I pro?
ceed to the report, and I propose to con?
fine my attention to the committee's own
figures as to the amounts paid out for
interest during the years beginning with
I860 and ending the 30th of April, 1874,
a period of eight years, four oi which
cover a Democratic and four a Republi?
can administration. According to the
accepted statement of Win. J. Etter,
former City Clerk, and I believe this
statement had the verification of a com?
mittee of busineaB men of the city,
whose endorsement ought to be good
anywhere, the bonded debt in 180(5
amounted to (344,850. A portion of this
debt bore interest at five per cent., a
portion at six per cent, and a portion at
eeven per cent. Tho actual interest
upon the bonded city debt per annum
would amount in round numbers to
$22,000. Now, how much of this debt
did the Democratic Councils pay while
they enjoyed aldermanic honors? The
following carefully prepared table, in
which the expenditures are taken solely
from the committee's report, shows that
each year of their administration they
failed to pay honest debts, held by
??widows and orphans," and allowed
said debt to accumulate yearly from
$2,000 to nearly $20,000, as fellow's:
I860?Interest on bonded debt $22,006;
interest paid 5,45'.?; leaving unpaid 10,
537. 1807?Interest on bonded debt
$22,000; interest paid 5,2(50; leaving un?
paid 1(5,830. 18G8- -Interest on bonded
debt $22,096; interest paid 3,585; leav?
ing unpaid 18,511. 1800- Interest on
bonded debt $22,006; interest paid 15?,
245; leaving unpaid 2,851. 1870 - Inte?
rest on bonded debt $22,006; interest
paid 31,656; over-paid '.1,5110. Total inte?
rest unpaid $54,735; deduct over-paid,
1870, '.?,5150; leaving unpaid 45,175.
Now let us look at this mutter, diverted
of passion and prejudice, and in all can?
dor and fairness, let me ask, who is re?
sponsible for the non-payment of this
large amount of actual city indebtedness
during the four years from 180(5 to 1870?
And let me again ask, if this umouut was
not an actual increase to the city debt
during that time-an increase which a
Attend the True Event."
JUNE 15, 1875. VO
Republican Council bad to provide for?
According to tbe Committee's own figures,
only the sum of $65,190 was paid out for
interest, when the actual sum for that
time amounted in round numbers to
upwards of $110,000. Now let us look
at what waR done by the Republican suc?
cessors, who administered city affairs
during the four years from 1870 to 187-1,
and in this statement I shall take my
figures of expenditures exclusively from
the report of the Committee of which
Major Gulick was Chairman:
1870?Interest on bonded debt $22,
096; interest paid 31,050; over-paid inte?
rest 0,500. 1871?Interest on bonded
debt $22,090; interest paid 24,500; over?
paid interest 2,500. 1872?Interest on
bonded debt $32,090; interest paid 05,
227; over-paid interest 33,131. 1873?In?
terest on bonded debt $37,000; interest
paid 42,701; over-paid interest 5,095.
1874?Interest on bonded debt $37,000;
interest paid 66,797; over-paid interest
29,791. Total over-paid in four years
So that it will bo seen from these
figures, that not only did the Republi?
cans pay all the interest which was left
unpaid by their Democratic predeces?
sors, for five years, but they paid large
sums for this purposo which had been
accumulating for a series of years pre?
vious to 1800. I, myself, counted cou?
pons dating back as tar as I860 and 1801,
which coupons were paid by the Council
of 1872 to 1873, or more than eleven
years after they were due. Now let us
draw the parallel. The two Councils
from 1806 to 1870 defaulted?that is, re?
fused to pay, upon ono single item of
city indebtedness, to the amount of up?
wards of $45,000; while a Republican
Council, covering an equal period of
time, actually over-paid upwards of $70,
000 upon this same item, which was
handed down to them from administra?
tions in which they had no lot or part.
And now I desire to call the attention of
the citizens to another very instructive
feature of this report, for from this, I
think, we can draw some very correct
deductions in Our efforts to discover the
actual condition of the city finances, and
that is in regard to the issue of city scrip,
better known as city money. By a care?
ful examination of this report, it will be
lound that much oj tho money realized
during the years from 1865 to 1870 was
realized from this source?a source fruit?
ful of more ovil than any other from
which money has been derived. The
following figures are taken exclusively
from Major Culick's report, and, of
course, are regarded as reliable. I have
simply made a statement of the amount
issued and destroyed each year, without
regard to whether they were called "old
issue" or "new issue:"
1800? City bills issued, $5,039.5)0; re?
deemed, 1,202.80; over-issue, 3,837.10.
1867?City bills issued, $12,000; re?
deemed, 5,038,85; over-issued, 0,301.15.
1808?City bills issued, $11,475; re?
deemed, 8,358; over-issued, 3,117. 1860?
City bills issued, $0,480; redeemed,
4,852.90; over-issued, 1,027.10. , 1870?
City bills issued, $17,045; redeemed,
10,588; over-issued, 7,057; total more
issued than redeemed, 21,999.35.
Here we find another debt of $22,000,
handed down from a Democratic adnii- ?
nistration, which I suppose even the '
most violent partisan will not deny.
Now let us see what the Republican ad- j
ministration did, which followed this:
1871 -City bills issued, $2,907.50; re?
deemed, 30,705.35; more redeemed than1
issued, 27,797.85. 1872?City bills ;
issued, none; redeemed $4,063.35; more 1
rodeemod than issued, 4,063.35. 1873? j
City bills issued, none; redeemed, I
$16.15; more redeemed than issued,
10.15. 1874 -City bills issued, $21,555.50; I
redeemed, 14,041.55; more issued than I
: redeemcil, 7,513.95; total more redeemed
1 than issued, 31,777.35; from which de
i duct more issued than redeemed,
7,513.95; leaving total more redeemed
' than issued, 24,203.40.
During the first year of Mayor Alexan
1 der's udminiKtration, we find it redeem
J ing nearly $28,000 of indebtedness of
J former Councils, and yet we are told the
? public funds were squandered and mis
[ applied. These two items alone, oi inte?
rest and city money, are enough to con
I vince uny candid man that the Republi
' cans made a record for fairness in the
j disposition of city funds far superior to ,
' that made by tho Dimocrutic Councils
! preceding them. ,
i And now, Mr. Chairman and gent'.e
1 men, having already detained you too
} long with so dry a subject as figures, I
propose to cut my remarks short, with a
brief allusion to that portion of this re?
port devoted to the city bonds author
' ized by the Legislature to construct the
; new City Hall, new market und for such
j other purposes as Council might deem
I for the interests of the city; and this, sir,
I is a subject which has been discussed
! over since the bonds were issued. Again
j I shall have recourse to the report of the
i committee, and before doing so, will
' preface this portion of my remarks with
j a statement of the Chairman's, in con
! neetiou with the city bonds, while
cashier of the Carolina National Bank.
It will bo remembered that the City
j Council entered into an arrangement
I with this bank while Mr. Gulick was
j cashier, to lease the City Hull when com
! pitted to said bank for a term of years,
i I remember distinctly of several inter
j views with the lank ofiicer?, the Chair
LUME XI?NUMBER 7$
man of the committee inchuled, wherein
the beauties and advantages of that ar?
rangement were fully set forth, and by
no one more forcibly or earnestly than
by him. One feature of that plan was
to make what is known as a "Construc?
tion Fund," to be used only to build the
City Hall. The city bonds were to be
Slaced at the disposal of the Carolina
National Bank, and the proceeds thereof
to the amount of SOG.OOOwere to be used,
as I have already said, to construct the
new City Hall. Now let us look at the
figures presented by this report, and
accepted by the tax-payers as being cor?
rect According to this report, we find
the following sums were paid out:
1872?Paid on City Hall, $14,904.06;
paid on new market, $9,762.70. 1873?
Paid on City Hall, $12,900; deposited to
Construction Fund, $1,650; paid on new
market, $735. 1874?Paid on City Hall,
33,534.28; deposited Construction Fund,
$14,245.70. Total, $87,822.34.
The report says that the use mnde of
this fund was: On the City Hall,
$01,428.94; market-house tblown down,)
$9,907.10?$71,330.34; balanco used for
other purposes, $GG,359.49.
Now, I think I have shown from his
own report, that instead of there having
been but $71,33G.34 expended for the
purposes for which these bonds were
authorized, thero were expended up?
wards of $16,000 more than this report
admits. Nor is this all. No man knows
better than the Chairman of that com?
mittee that not less than $50,000 of the
proceeds of these bonds were used to
Eay notes held by the Carolina National
ank, Gov. B. K. Scott and others for
money loaned to the Council prior to
the one in which I had the honor to hold
a seat, to erect a new City HaB. I say
no one knows this fact better than the
author of this report, for he was a party
to one transaction, at least, of just this
character. I myself deposited in the
Carolina National Bank, when that gen?
tleman was cashier, by instruction of
Council, $100,000 in new city bonds,
enough of which was to liquidate the
debt of the city to the bank for money
loaned to take up the Neaglo bonds, and
the balance to be applied to constructing
the City Hall. Beforo depositing these
bonds in said bank, I consulted the City
Attorney, Mr. Tradewell, and obtained
an opinion from him that the City
Council would not only be justified in
making such a disposition, but that they
ought to do so, inasmuch as the notes
then held by the bank were issued for
tho purpose of raising monej- to con?
struct the City Hall. Whether this action
was legal, it is not for me to decide; but
I know full well that there was no inten?
tion on the part of any member of the
Council to divert or misapply a single
dollar derived from tho sale of city
bonds, and the utmost caution was 6b
served by Council, both in the public
sale and in the management of the funds
afterward, for fear that the spirit of the
law might be violated, and it was
only after legal opinions had been
given that the Council authorized the
bonds to be disposed of in this way.
The bank held notes against the city to
the omount, if I mistake not,, of $38,000,
which notes were regarded, not only by
the City Attorney, Mr. Tradewell, but
by the bank's attorney and the bank
officers, as falling within tho provisions
of the law. These notes were paid with
the proceeds of those bonds, and if un?
lawfully, no man is more responsible for
the matter than the author of this very
report The City Counoil desired to do
right in the matter of disposing of these
bonds, and as but few of them were
versed in the intricacies of tho law, they
regarded the safeguards placed around
these bonds by tho Legislature as mean?
ing exactly what the language conveyed.
Not a step was taken in this matter until
the best legal talent in this city had first
been consulted, and if any of the pro?
ceeds were diverted it was done unin?
tentionally, and with no desire to de?
fraud the "city or misapply its revenues.
I do not believe a single dollar of these
bonds was diverted from its lawful use;
but I do believe that haudreds of dol?
lars of revenue were used to pay debts
contracted bv Democratic coupcilH, the
blame for which is now attempted to bo
shifted to Republican shoulders, but the
effort will fail. There are scores of peo?
ple who know full well who has been
instrumental in securing the action of
tho Council upon many measures which
now seem to be questionable, and these
men shall not lie permitted to escape
their share of the responsibility. I see
before me now a gentleman, a former
j member of the City Counoil and Chair?
man of tho committee appointed by the
Mavor to agree upon the very plan of
winch I spoke a moment ago, viz: The
I plan to dispose of the city bonds and
create a "Construction fund" in the
I Carolina National Bank, and I nsk him
I it his action was not influenced in n great
degree by representations made by the
bank officers, of which the gentleman
I who prepared this report was the chief.
! Mr. Wilder here rose and said: "My
actions were influenced not only by
what Mr. Gulick said, and he said a
good deal, but also by tho lawyers, Mr.
Tradewell and Major Melton, and I
think the committee was influenced just
as I was by these representations." Now,
Mr. Chairman, although I was a member
of that committee, I did not sign the re
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