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port, nor did I attend any of its - meet?
ings, but as the Chairman of the Finance
Committee I had heard all tlpvt the bank
could say, and was favorable to the plan
and am still. I think it was the liest
thing possible for the city to do undor the
circumstances, and I believe now that in
time it will be found advantageous to
the city in uioro ways than one. The
bond-holders would certainly have more
confidence in the credit of the oity if one
of tho principal banks was trustee for
the reception and disposal of certain
portions of its revenues, and the people
would be better satisfied than if left to
the management of men whose offices
were liable to be taken from them once
in two years.
So much, Mr. Chairman and gentle?
men, for tho report of the Citizen's Com?
mittee. That it is partisan and unfair,
every right-thinking man will admit, and
that it was intended as a political mea?
sure, is evidenced by tho fact that the
meeting which adopted it would hear
but ono side, and then, to cap the cli?
max, adopted a resolution calling upon
the present Council, against which no
charges have been made, for this report
only covers tho period from I860 to
April, 1874, the very month tho present
Council went into office, to resign and
vacate tho offices to which they were
elected by the people. What should this
Council resign for? It has done nothing
wrong yet, so far as the public is in?
formed, and yet a meeting of citizens
adopts a resolution asking it to step
down and out for faults and errors which,
according to this report, belong exclu?
sively to its predecessors. I do not
stand hero to defend tho Council against
the charge of extravagance, for I am
painfully aware that such a charge is but
too true. Every Council since 18C5 has
been more or less extra vuguut, bor in ?hi?
state of things confined exclusively to
Columbia. Extravaganco in the manage?
ment of the affairs of corporations, large
and small, prevails everywhere, and no
more hero than in almost any other city
of like character and surroundings.
And havo we nothing to show for all
these large outlays of money during the
time covered by this report? Aro our
streets in no better condition than in
1870? Havo wo not water pipes now
scattered in nearly every portion of the
city? Have we not a fire department
very much improved over what it was
four years ago? With three engine houses
built with city funds, a new City Hall,
which, when completed, will be an orna?
ment to any city, with well-lighted
streets, and a general tone of improve?
ment apparent on every hand? Are not
these things to bo taken into considera?
tion in the final summing up of this
case? And if not, why not? Is tho pre?
sent City Council and its predecessor to
be held responsible for the issuing of at
least $30,000 more of citv scrip than it
redeemed, and for the failure to pay in?
terest to the amount of $50,000 during
the years 18G5 to 1870? Is there no blame
to attach to any one for this "slight?
matter of failing to pay nearly'$ 100,1
000 of the just debt of the city?
1 think there is, and I am inclined
to believe the sensible people of
this city will not bo misled by any
such unfair, partisan reports. Men
must not seek to profit by legislation
which they themselves urged and in
many instances secured, and then at?
tempt to shirk all responsibility for the
part they may have performed in the
unpleasant drama. It may he regarded
by some men as a sharp trick to deceive
inexperienced men with the belief that
they are doing right in Daying out to
certain individuals monevs of a city or
corporation alleged to bo due for various
purposes, and then after payments are
made, turn and accuse the men who fol?
lowed their advice with fraud and knave?
ry ; but there are people everywhere who
look upon such trickery as but little
better than downright swindling. Some
of the very men who are now loudest in
their dehunoiatione of the city' govern?
ment are among those who have never
lost an opportunity to bleed the city and
to proffer such advice as would best se?
cure their own ends and aims.
And now, sir, in conclusion, permit
me to say 'a 'few words in regard to the
resolution adopted by the citizens' meet?
ing, relative to the lawyers who might be
called upon to defend the Council. A
more unjust or tyrannical reso?tion
could not have been propoBea and
adopted, even by an inquisition, than
this one, and I nm glad to know there
was at least one lawyer (Col. McMoster)
who had the manliness and courage to
stand up in defence of his right as a
professional man and a citizen; and he,
I think, has had loss to do with the City
Councils than almost any other lawyer
or law firm in this city. Let there be an
equal opportunity afforded to all, and do
not resort to snap-judgments without
giving but one side an opportunity to be
heard. That there is blame attaching to
every Council since 1865 for extravagance
and unnecessary expenditure of public
money, I will not deny; but that all the
faults and errors of the past nino years
are solely chargeable to the two Republi?
can Councils since 1870, no sensible
man is insane enough to assert; and yet
the Citizens' Committee has attempted to
convey that impression. But they have
made a grave and a serious mistake, ns
time will most certainly show, and until
that time we can well afford to wait.
THRASHERS, HORSE POWERS, EN?
GINES, FAN MILLS, GRAIN
CRADLES, REAPERS, Ac, Ac, at ma?
nufacturers' price. Send for catalogue
to L?RICK & LOWRANCE,
April 22_Columbia S. C.
ACTS OF THE LEGISLATURE
"70R 1875, with postage, SI. 15. For
; sale at R. L. BRYAN'S
May 5 Bookstore.
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Every Wednesday Morning,
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Editor and Proprietor,
Office No. 160 North Richardson St.
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circulation in the upper portion of tho
Stuto, and has been regularly issued
sinoo its inception?March 21, 18G5.
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Inserted in Daily at $1 a square of ten
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jtatrrBook and Job Printing of every
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J. A. Grigsby, Bidgway.
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KlN.vrto & Wii.et?To patrons in
arolina for their liberality: We v
Indeed thank you for buying l~\
ur line ready-made Clothing, V./
Neckwear, Under-wear, cheapest, T
argest stock ever in the city, I 1
And wo believe best, for we sell "TT
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MBcinri Brne.es.Susnenders. Shirts~fc IT
_LVade specialty, gooi\ fit; gnarantecJLTJL
Durability, elegance, comfort to T>
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n Silk, Linen, Gingham Umbrellas JL
We claim to sell at less profit a good A
rticle than anyhense in the tradoxj.
In fine, ready-raado Clothing, our CJ
tylo and price is unequaled. O
ur stock can't be surpassed. V_/
Elegance, style and fashion, Hats in ff 1
assimerc, Silk, Straw, Felt.Wboi.\J
tNo. 124 Main street. ?_J\.
At E. L. Bryan's Bookstore.
EORGE IV, His Lifo and His Court?
Scientific London, by Becker?$1.75.
Science and Religion, by Dr?per?
$1.75. Farrar's Life of Christ?$2.50.
The Shadowed Home, by Bickersteth?
$1.50. Conquering and to Conquer, by
Schonberg Cotta Family?$1.25. Vernes'
Journey to the North Pole?$1.50. Ralph
Wilton s Weird, by author of Wooing
O't?$1.25. Tho Science of Law, by
Also, a variety of new English Novels,
paper covers, by Mrs. Olyphant, Far
geon, author ef "Castle," Mrs. Braddon,
Wilkie Collins and others. Apri1 25
For 25 CentH,
PERRY & SLAWSON'S.
California and Imported
Wines, Liquors, Etc.
JUST received, direct from
'California, a carload of supe?
rior WINES and BRANDIES,
''made of delicious grapes in
that highly favored country.
Best Imported Scotch WHISKEY,
Old Jamaica BUM, Holland GIN,
Otard and other brands BBANDY,
Sherry, Port and Madeira WJNES.
I am also manufacturing,
that superior LAGER BEER.i
for which my brewery has]
acquired such a deserved re-"
putation. Give it a trial?it is pure and
warranted free from any deleterious in?
gredients. Physicians recommend it.
? ^ Also, best brands Imported and
^^?J Domestic CIGARS, Smoking and
wChewing TOBACCO, Ac.
My SALOON is supplied with the best
of everything. LUNCH every day, at 11
o'clock, Give me a call, at the sign of the
big barrel, Nob. 164 and 160 Richardson
street JOHN C. SEEGERS.
IT is the most wonderful medicine evtr
known, and possesses curative power
I unequalled in history of remedies. For
1 sale only at HEINITSH'S Drug Store.
If The Charleston Hotel
WILL not be closed this Sum?
mer. All Guests patronizing us
during tho Summer and Fall
months, and remaining a week
or more, will be allowed a reasonable
discount? except occupants of rooms on
the first or parlor floor.
The attention of the Country Mer?
chants is respectfully called to this no?
tice. May 28 duos
Wine List?May, 1876.
THE "CITY HALL GRO?
CERY STORE" offers, as be?
low specified, the finest Wine
'List ever published in Co?
CLARETS?St Estephe, St Julinn,
Margaux, Fontet Canet, in pints und
& Freignao, Latour Blanch, Chnteun
CHAMPAGNES?Pommery k Grcno's
Lee, decidedly the finest dry Wine im?
ported, Ohaus k Duchatel's "Sillery,"
Carte Blanche, Kelly Island, &c.
SHERRIES AND PORTS?These of
fine quality, ago and bouquet, full
stock, most carefully selected.
My stock of French Brandies, Holland
Gin, California "Wines and Brandies, Do?
mestic Whiskies, "Maryland," "Baker,"
"Finch," "Romgarden, and dther favor?
ite brands, is always full up. I have
always endeavored to keep this branch
of my business supplied only with best
possible quality obtainable, and am fully
satisfied with the result.
Any raro Wine or particular brand not
here advertised, will be procured from
first hands at verv few davs' notice.
" GEO. SYMMERS,
Citv Hall Grocer and Wine Merchant
S P B I H ?
Now in store, and to be sold at low
B. & W. C. SWAFP1ELD.
Who feeds me from his grocery store,
And shows me every day a score
Of dainties, finer than before?
Groceries, Family Supplies, Pure
Liquors, Wines, &c.
Whoso clerks are smiling, childlike,
And always at my service stand
Attentive to lay least commund?
Breakfast Strips, Beef Tongues, Sal?
mon Bellies, Fulton Market Beef,
Canned Goods and Other Delicacies.
Who cares for no man's smile or frown,
While he can keep his prices down,
Yet Bells the finest goods in town?
A Splendid Assortment of New Cof?
fee and Teas?Japan, Oolong, Gun?
powder, Hyson, Imperial and Mixed
And can I ever cease to be
The best of customers to thoe,
Who always did so well by me,
Fancy Crackers, Raisins, Nuts, New
Flour and Buckwheat.
I'll keep to the store I like so well,
'Neath Mr. Gorman's big hotel,
And kept by Hurdv S-O-L
?jaQr-Priccs still lower, and goods fresh
every day. April 0
Spring Clothing! u
Spring Clothing*. ?
The Largest and Best Stock
Ever seen here,
AT D. EPSTIN'S,
UNDER COLUMBIA HOTEL.
STYLES. New and Handsome!
FABRIC and DESIGN, Elegant!
BEST MAKE UP!
. PRICES, Lower than ever!
Verv full lines of Roys' and Youths'
CLOTHING, FURNISHING GOODS and
Call and examine at
April i Under Columbia Hotel.
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having been regularly issued since 21st
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competent writers. They are Conserva?
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the best interests of the peo?
ple?the proprietor (who has
controlled them Bince their
origin) having been a resident
of Columbia more than forty
years. Terms of subscrption I
as follows, including postage:
Daily $4 six months; Tri-Weekly $2.50;
Weekly $1.50. These papers were the
first issued in Columbia after its partial
destruction, circulate more extensively in
the middle and upper Counties of tho
State than any other, and arc excellent
mediums for advertising.
Stem Book and Job Printing Dice
Is thoroughly supplied with new Typo
of various grades and styles, from one
foot to tho
part of an
cylinder and platen; Black, Colored and
Transfer Inks; Paper and Cards; Cuts,
B or dors,
&c. &c. in
work is all
direction of the proprietor, who is a
practical printer. Canh and New York
prices is the rule. Therefore, you should
have YOUB WORE done at home, when
style ano miCE AUF. the bame. This
office is the only one in the
upper part of the State
where Poster and General
Show Printing can be pro?
perly executed, as we arc
supplied with fifty founts wood and other
large type. 1, 2, 3 and 4 Sheet Posters;
Hand-bills, Programmes, Bills of Fare,
Pamphlets, Circulars, Dodgers, Briefs,
Letter Heads, Checks,
Bill Heads, Receipts,
Horse Bills, Labels,
lilroad, Legal and
other Blanks, Tags;
'edding, Visiting and
["Business Cards; in short, any ond every
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and BOOK PRINTING. Orders from a
distance will receive immediate attention.
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Proprietor Phoenix and Gleaner.
Wilmington, Columbia & Augusta R.
Columbia, 8. OV, Mat 28,1876.
COMMENCING June 1, 1675, the fol?
lowing Changes wili bo "uiade in
Passenger bchedule on ibis Road:
No. 4?Night Passenger?North.
Leave Columbia. 8.15 p. m.
Arrive Florence . '..12.50 n. m.
Wilmington. 7.10 a. m.
Connect at Florence with North-east?
ern Road for Charleston. Arriving there
0.15 A. M., and connect closely at "Wil?
mington daily, except Sundays, for all
No. 3?Night Passenger?South.
Leave "Wilmington.6.25 p. m.
Florence.11.55 p. m.
Arrive Columbia.4.15 a. m.
Connects daily, except Sunday even?
ing, at Wilmington, with all Trains from
North, and at Florence with Trains leav?
ing Charleston, 6.30 P. M.
No. 7?Accommodation it Freight?South.
Leave Florence. 9 a. m.
Arrive Columbia. 7 p.m.
No. 8?Accommodidion <fc Freight?North.
Leave Columbia.5.60 a. m.
Arrive Florence.4.50 p.m.
Both TrainB connect with Cheraw and
Darlington Railroad, and carry Coaches.
JAS. ANDERSON, Gon. Supt.
A. Pope, Gen. Pass, and Ticket Agent.
I Greenville and Columbia Railroad.
Columbia, S. C, April 1, 1875.
"OASSENGER TRAINS will be run
JL daily, (Sundays excepted,) by the .
Leave Columbia 7.00 a. m. Ar. 4.10 p. m.
Alston. !. 8.45 a. m. 2.35 p. m.
Newberryl0.03a. m. 12.68 p.m.
Cokesburyl.37 p. m. 0.35 a.m.
Helton_3.20 p.m. 7.65 a.m.
ArriveGreenville4.55p. m. Lve6.00 a. m.
Passengers by Night Train on South
Carolina Railroad connect with No. 1.
Passengers by No. 4 connect with Day
Train on South Carolina Railroad for
Charleston, Augusta, Ac, and with Train
on Wilmington, Columbia and Augusta.
Anderson Branch and Blue Ridge.
Leave Walhalla. 14.15 a. m. Ar. 6.45 p. m.
Seneca City4.45a. m. 6.10 p.m.
Perryville 5.00 a. m. C.05p. m.
Pendle ton 5.50 a. m. 5.20 p. m.
Andersen.6.60 a. m. 4.20p.m.
Arrivo Belton.. .7.36 a. m. Lve 3.30 p. m.
Abbeville Branch Trains.
Leave Abbeville.8.00 a. m. Ar. 2.35 p. m.
Cokesburvl.40 p. m. 9.10 a.m.
THOS. DODAMEAD, Gen. Sup t
Jarez Norton, Gen. Ticket Agent
South Carolina Bailroad Company?
Columbia, 8. C, April 1, 1875.
pat PASSENGER train.
Leave Columbia 4.30 p. m. Ar. 2.15 p. m.
Chorleston6.45a. m. 11.45 p.m.
NICHT express ACCOMMODATION train.
Leave Columbia 7.00 p. m. Ar. 6.35 a. m.
Charleston 7.10 p. m. 6.30 n. m.
I Camden Train will connect at King
villo with Up Passenger Train for Co?
lumbia, Monday, Wednesday nnd Friday;
and with Down Passenger Train from
Columbia, Tuesday, Thursday and Sa?
turday. 8. S. SOLOMONS, Gen. Supt ?
S. B. PicKxss, General Ticket Agent
Charlotte, Columbia & Augusta R. JL
_ Columbia, S. C, April 1, 1875.
r [TOE following Passenger Schedule is
I now operated:
going north. Train No. 2. Train No. 4.
Leave Augusta.9.30a. m. 4.15 p. m.
Grnniteville_10.20a. in. 5.11 p. m.
Col'bia Junct*n...2.13p. m. 9.05 p. m.
Arrive Charlotte.0.00 p. m.
Na. 2 Train makes close connection,
via Charlotte and Richmond, to all points
North, arriving at New York 6.05 A. M.
No. 4 Train makes close connection, via
Wilmington and Richmond, to all points
North, arriving at New York 6.15 P. M.
going south. Train No. 1. Train No. 3.
Leave Charlotte_8.60 a. m.
Chester.11.02 a ?.
Winnsboro... .12.38 p. m.
Arrive Columbia_2.42 p. m.
Leave Columbia_2.52 p. m. 3.40 a. m.
Col'biaJnnct'n..3,17p. m. 4.15 a.m.
Graniteville_7.16 p. m. 7.48 a. ra.
Arrive Augusta.8.05 p. m. 8.45 a. m.
South bound Trains connect at Au?
gusta for all point*. Through tickets sold
and baggage checked to principal points
JAS. ANDERSON, General Sup.
A. Popb, Gen. Pass'r and Ticket Agt
Congaree Iron Works,
COLUMBIA. S. C.
JOHN ALEXANDER, Proprietor.
Stores and Dwellings, Patent Railings
for Gardens and Cemeteries, Iron Settees
and Arbor Chairs; idso, Brass Castings of
nil kinds. Bells for Churches, Schools,
Work-shops, Ac. Guarantee all my work
first class und equal to any North or
South. Works at foot of Lady street and
near South Carolina and Greenville and
Columbia Railroad Depots. Nov 18
SConey to "Loan,
On Marketable Collaterals.
TylXCHANGE on New York, Baltimore,
jQj Philadelphia, Boston, and all promi'*
nent cities of the United Statos and Eu
rope bought and sold.
DEPOSITS received and interest-bear?
ing CERTIFICATES issued.
STOCKS, BONDS, GOLD and SILVER
bought and sold.
ACCOUNTS of merchants and others
from tho city and country solicited, and
LIBERAL LINES OF DISCOUNTS
granted by the CENTRAL NATIONAL
I BANK, corner of Plain nnd Riobardson
Ureet*. JOHN S. PRESTON, Pres't
J. H. Sawtbr, Cashier. Mar 24