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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning, June 25,1875.
? Too Much Indian.
The result ot the recent visit of the
Sioux chiefs to "Washington is well un
derstood to have been u disappointment
on all sides. The hitch between the Go?
vernment and the Indians was as to pay?
ment for the Black Hills anil their re?
moval from Nebraska, but that is not
likely to bo final. While wc hope that
the commission which is to be sent to
negotiate with the Indians, composed, as
it seems to be, of responsible gentlemen,
will be ablo to settle all points at issue
between the Government and the Sioux,
wo must confess that our telegraphic de?
spatches give little indication of a suc?
cessful mission. The Rev. S. D. Hin
man, one of the commissioners, is an
admirable appointment, being thorough?
ly acquainted with the Sioux and their
language, having spent ninny years
among them, and is a man in whom they
have entire confidence. The commis?
sion is generally satisfactory, and it is to
be hoped that the result of its labors
will bo equally so. Whilst the Govern?
ment appears to have done its best in its
intercourse with tho Sioux chiefs, wo
cannot commend the stylo of hospitality
extended to them by some of our people.
The Graphic, of New York, has an illus?
tration of their visit to the Remington
riflo warehouse, whero they inspected
samples of small arms and selected the
rifles to bo presented to them. It is truo
that, in giving them the guns, thoy wero
told that it was not to kill tho whites or
each other, but that they might hunt
tho antelope anel tho buffalo. One
of the old chiefs exhibited so
much sensibility as to say, "You hurt my
feclinsg when you said I must not shoot
tho whites with this gun. I never could
kill a man who had given mo this gun."
No doubt this was honestly said, and if
tho Indians wero fairly dealt with by
their white neighbors, it is probable the
guns woulel only bo employed to obtain
the means of subsistence. But, in view
of the wrong-doers around them and
their own readiness to resent wrong, we
fear that the Remington rifles will be
used for man as well as game. There is
another circumstance connected with
one of the entertainments given to tho
Sioux in Now York so revolting and out?
rageous as to be almost incredible.
Some of tho chiefs woro on tho occasion
scalps taken from white people, appa?
rently women as well as men. The per?
mission of such a brutal piece of barbar?
ism inspires* almost as much contempt
for the so-called civilized men who suf?
fered it as for the savages who perpe?
trated it. It seems to he high time that
tho Indians within our borders should
no longer exist as independent tribes
among us, but be gathered together and
and either merged, as the}' are in Cana- j
da, with the common nationality, orsur
ronnded on all sides by civilizing influ?
ences, so as to make them practically, in
time, part and parcel of ourselves.
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The Black Hills gold fever may be ex?
pected to break out again, in spots, and
with more violence than ever, now that
Prof. Janney's exploring party have
"struck a lead" near Hainey's Peak,
whero the deposits are said to be rich.
About 100 miners, it seems, were found
in the gold-bearing region, who in somo
mysterious way had evaded the watchful
soldier and the jealous Indian, and wero
serenely making their fortunes. Somo
of the troops with the expedition, in
fact, have been amusing themselves sinco
their arrival in the golden hills by pan?
ning out the precious metal in encour- |
The Missouri Democratic Centlal Com?
mittee have adopted a resolution inviting
the National Democratic Convention of
187G to assemble in St. Louis, pledging
themselves to make ample preparations
for the reception and accommodation for
all who may attend. The place proposed
for holding tho convention is the hall of
the new Chamber of Commerce building,
'JUS feet long by 100 feet wide and 70
feet high, with galleries all around the
hall, and a seating capacity for 17,000
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H.vrs Off in Const.?Yesterday morn?
ing, whilo Solicitor Blythe was swear?
ing several witnesses to go before tho
grand jury, one of them being an Israel?
ite, of course, kept his hat on. This
was observed by ono of tho constables,
about twenty feet oft", and, in a loud
voice, ho said: "Make him take his hat
off," and repeated it, which naturally
mado tho witness obey, when Judge
Cooko said: "Put your baton again,"
and, turning to the constable, told him
"that is none of your business? it is his
faith, and you have no right to interfere
with it," which, of course, caused the
officer to feel haA.?GrtinvUk AVios.
The Crews Case.?Wc publish tho fol?
lowing statemont from the Union-Herald,
ns a reply to the article which we copied
from the Greenville Xeirs:
Tho Greenville Xetos is at fault in
stating that Judge Carpenter was in Co?
lumbia when Judge Mackey issued tho
writ of habeas corpus in tho Adam Crews
case. He was then in Charleston. Tho
Xens? also complains that the Solicitor of
the Eighth Circuit was not notified. We
fail to see what he had to do with the
case. The crime alleged against Crews
was not committed in that Circnit, nor
was the arrest made in it. The Attorney
General was not in tho city, and the
duty of representing the State fell upon
Solicitor Runkle, of this (the Fifth) Cir?
cuit. Ho appeared, and resisted the mo?
tion to admit to bail without sureties.
The truth is, that tho prosecution so
bungled the work they had in hand,
that no Solicitor could successfully have
resisted a motion to absolutely discharge
the prisoner. The affidavit stated that,
the offence was committed on the 8th of
November, while, in fact, it was commit?
ted on the 2d; tho affidavit was not at?
tested by the Trial Justice before whom
it purported to have been taken; an
offence of homicide was alleged to have
been committed by Adam Crews; this
allegation was made on information and
belief, without disclosing the source of
such information or the grounds of be?
lief; homicide may be committed excusa?
bly, justifiably or feloniously; the Trial
Justice of this city who committed
Crews did so without any preliminary
examination, and for the crime of mur?
der, when no such charge had been
made against him; the arrest was illegal,
because the Trial Justice of Spartanburg
failed to deputize Alley to make it.
Alley, who made the affidavit and the
arrest, immediately loft town, although
ho knew that a writ of habeas corpus was
to be at once appled for. There was one
Supreme Court Judge in the city, but
the practico is always to apply to Circuit
Judges for such writs whenever it is pos?
sible. The fact is, that if a discharge
had been asked for from any Judgo in
the State, it would have been granted,
on account of tho fatal dofects in the pa?
pers upon which tho prisoner wa8 held.
Riot and Murder Si Aiken County. ?
On Thursday afternoon' of last week, a
constablo of Trial Justice Holland, ac?
companied by a largo posse, attempted to
serve warrants upon several persons liv?
ing in the vicinity of Tinker's Creek, in
Aiken County, to answer for default of
road duty, when he was resisted, and a
skirmish took place, in the course of
which two of the posse wero seriously
wounded. The posse was composed al?
together of colored men; the resisting
party consisted of three Kenncday bro?
thers, Aaron Tyler, and a colored man
named Benjamin Sanders. On the fol?
lowing day, warrants were issued for
these parties, but were not served. That
night Lodrick Ilickson, a son of one of
tho wounded men, was brutally mur?
dered in his own house by a party who
wero recognized as the same who partici?
pated in the wounding of the other men
and in resisting arrest. Upon the news
being conveyed to Aiken Court House,
tho Sheriff went to tho scene of tho trou?
ble and found great excitement prevail?
ing amongst the colored people, most of
whom were under arms and apprehen?
sive of further difficulty with the rioters.
The latter, however, have tied the coun?
try, and by Monday order was restored.
It is thought that the Kenncdays and
their colleagues have gone to Georgia,
and efforts will be made to bring them
The Lykciiino or Simms.?There are
some crimes so fearful in their nature
that a man who commits themi deserved?
ly becomes an outcast an Pariah of so?
ciety, and forfeits his life to an outraged
community as surely as does the rabid
dog who is hunted to death. One of the
strongest reasons justifying the summary
execution of Simms was tho resolution
adopted by the citizens of Anne Arundel
County, M<b, in an indignation meeting:
"Thirdly. We are not willing that his
victim shall be dragged into court to tell
over and over again the story of her ter?
rible wrongs, or that her name shall be
entered upon the records of our crimi?
nal jurisprudence for future reference."
We think this view settles the matter.
The hanging of the wretch saved Miss
Jackson the dread ordeal of utter humi?
liation and sorrow of repeating before
hundreds of men the horrible story.
Again, let it be understood that certain
death shall follow such crimes, and there
will be fewer commissions.
[Alexandria i?? nllnvl.
Mosey Orders for Ireland, Slc?For
some time past, a ride has been enforced
in the New York and other post offices
requiring that persons in Ireland to
whom money orders are sent must be
very accurately described to prevent
mistakes. The full nnme, exact location
of residence, occupation and personal
description are expected to be given.
The reason for this especial care in tho
matter is because heretofore many orders
sent have been returned to this country,
the post office authorities not being satis?
fied that the proper persons had applied
for payment. In connection with the
new postal treaty with foreign countries,
which goes into effect July 1, a re-ar
rangenient of the money order system
has been' made, and circulars in refer?
ence to tho change have been received
from Washington at tho different post
offices. Money order facilities aro to be
extended to Canada, Norway, Sweden,
Denmark and Italy under the treaty.
In removing somo bodies from the
Bcnnington (At.) cemetery, the other
day, that of Mrs. Bartlett, which had
been buried some twelve years, was
found to be petrified, weighing GOO
Hydrophobia.?We arc no physician,
but it strikes us that hydrophobia is a
hysteria in men that affects their minds.
In other words, when a man is bit by a
dog in^ the sultry months, if ho think no?
thing of it and allow no fear of the result
to haunt him, he will never have hydro-*
phobia. A caso has just occurred in
Brooklyn, where tho man died, horribly
raving and frothing at tho mouth, and
tho dog is still living in his apparently
usual nealth. Tho man, Jackson, was
very fond of playing with a large New
Foundland belonging to a Mr. Sohuylcr.
Ho borrowed the dog one day and took
him home to show him to Ins family.
The dog seemed a little home-sick, but
Jackson took him in the yard and soon
had him playing and jumping up at a
stick. In jumping up and catching at
the stick, the do^ accidentally bit Jack?
son on his lip, and immediately the man
was seized with fear of'Hydrophobia. It
was a little scratch and he w ished off the
blood, but his mind was full of the most
torturing fears. Mr. Schuyler took the
dog homo and sent him to a fancier, with
instructions to keep watch on him for
any si?.;ns of the disease, but none ap?
peared and the dog was sent into the
country. In the meantime, Jackson con?
tinued haunted by these nervous fears,
and would go frequently to the cooler
and try if ho could drink water. His
friends laughed and made fun of his
fears, and sometimes he would laugh at
his foolishness with them. At last his
throat choked in trying to swallow water,
and from that he was thrown into the
most violent convulsions, which soon
ended his life. The dog still lives and
Chester and Lenoir Railroad.?We
learn that the arrangement whereby Mr.
G. W. Melton, of Chester, was to com?
plete the Chester and Lenoir Railroad to
Dallas, has been abandoned by Mr.
Melton for lack of proper security from
the company.?Lancaster Ledger.
Mr. Editor: The above little squib
has been re-published in some of the
public journals of this State and North
Carolina, and as it is a mis-statement of
facts, calculated, if not intended, to
mislead the public mind in regard to
tho present status and future prospects
of an enterprise of no inconsiderable
concern to the business interests of
many of the good people of both States,
stockholders and others, I, as Presi?
dent of the Chester and Lenoir Narrow
Gauge Railroad Company, and being
fully cognizant of all the facts and of
the e?xact truth in reference to the mat?
ter, beg leave to state for tho informa?
tion of the public and of all parties in?
terested, that tho terms of the proposed
contract as submitted in teriting by Mr.
Melton were such that the committee on
the part of the. company could not in
honor and good conscience accept, and
I am gratified to say that the Hoard of
Directors fully sustain the action of
their committee in the premises, and I
further add in this connection that the
prospects of the company are at present
hopeful and encouraging.
A. H. DA VEGA,
President Chester and Lenoir Narrow
Gauge Railroad Company.
Destructive Ham. Storm.- A very
heavy storm of wind and hail visited al?
most all portions of this County on
Wednesday, Kith instant. In the neigh?
borhood of Lowrvsville, the crops on the
plantations of Mr. Daniel Purdue and
Mr. .James Griffin are said to be com
! plctcly destroyed, and that of Mr. Neely
I Smith very much damaged. Great de
! strnction was done by the hail in the
neighborhood of Blackstock and Corn
well's. One-half of Mr. H. T. Mock
bec's cotton crop of l.Vi acres is in ruin-;,
i Mr. Moekbeo showed us sonic cotton
stalks, eight or ten inches high, from
which every semblance of a leaf and
form is completely stripped. These
stalks were gathered from a field of
thirty acres and arc but samples of the
winde field. Mr. Mockbec's wheat had
I been cut. and was stacked in the field,
j In some of the stacks the wheat was com?
pletely threshed out. He estimates his
I loss at S2,?00. The storm was more or
'; less destructive throughout all the West
1 ern portion of the County.
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; Tin: Pinch.?A colored dame enomi
1 tered a policeman, yesterday, and lutlt
! ing him, she inquired:
I ??'Spose'n dat a pusson spit*in itnodt-r
! pusson's face, is dat anything.'"
"Well, no," replied the officer.
"Wall, 'spose'n dat pusson whose face
was spit into should take de poker ami
drop ile pusson who done do slutting,
anil cut a big gash in dat pusson s bead,
would dat be anything':"
"That would be a seriou* case, ma?
dam. Did any one strike you with a
"Dat's whar do pinch conn s in. Izc
de one who done de hitting!" she ex?
claimed, lifting her hands in amazement
Not very long since tho wife of tho
Professor, Mrs. Agassi/, rose one morn?
ing and proceeded, according to custom,
tu put on her stockings and shoes. At
a certain stage of this process n little
scream attracted Mr. Agassiz's attention,
and not having yet risen, ho leaned
anxiously upon his elbow, inquiring
what was the matter. "Why, Professor,
a little snake has just crawled out of my
boot," said she. "Only one, my dear?'
returned the Professor, calmly lying
down again; "there should have been
three." He had put them there to keep
them warm. Pleasant man to have in
the house, particularly in one's sleeping
Mr.;. Susan Ostcen, relict of the late
Gabriel Ostecn, died at her residence,
on Saturday, the ?th instant, in Sunder
Subscribe for Ph<i:n:.?.
I What the Weak Need.?Why do the
1 debilitated und feeble drend the Kum?
mer? It is because heat is an exhausting
element, and they are not in a condition
to bear the new drain upon their lan?
guid systems, which they think must
necessarily commence with the warm
weather. But cannot this evil be ob?
viated? Most indubitably it can. What
these weaklings need ?in fact, what nine
tenths of us need at this season ?is an
accession of physical vigor, and this
desideratum can be secured, with abso?
lute certainty, by a course of the might?
iest, yet mildest, of all vegetable tonics,
Ilostetter's Stomach Bitters.
Thousands of men id' business, me?
chanics and professional men, break
down, partially or wholly, under their
summer labors, simply because they
have neglected to reinforce the powers
of nature in this way. To persons who
use the celebrated invigorant and cor?
rective regularly in hot weather, the ex?
haustion which excessive heat is apt to
produce under other circumstances is
unknown. They are not troubled with
nausea, their appetites are good, their
digestion excellent and their habit of
body all that can be desired. This *for
twenty years has been the uniform testi?
mony of all who have taken the lUtters
as a summer tonic and alterative. Its
efficacy is due to the care ami scrupu?
lous fidelity to the teachings of experi?
mental science, with which its medicinal
ingredients have been culled from the
vegetable kingdom, the admirable pro?
portions in which they are combined
and the unequalled purity of its stimu?
lative basis. * jista^i
The golden syrups, sugar drips, Ac,
arc said to be delusions and snares. A
professor of chemistry has examined a
dozen varieties of syrups sold at the
groceries, and says that all of them are
'?doctored," made by the "sulphuric acid
process," as follows: "A warm (.131 de?
grees Tali.) mixture of starch and water
of about the consistency of cream, slowly
poured into a boiling solution of one
per cent, sulphuric acid, 'oil of vitriol,)
the whole boiled for some time; then the
acid is neutralized by chalk, and the
mixture set aside. When the sediment
has settled in the bottom, the liquid is
dipped off and boiled down to a syrup.
This syrup may be boiled down to
sugar, forming what is known as grape
sugar or iduooso." Instead of starch,
however, old rags can be and are used
very largely?rags collected from the
streets or wherever they can be found.
The following is a man's opinion: The
female lip that has been profaned by the
tonch of any man, unless it be a rela?
tion, ought to lose all honor and respect.
What remains for the husband if the lips
? the very outlet to the soul?have min?
gled their breath of life with others?
When a lady becomes a prodigal of her
kisses we are instantly forced into one
of two conclusions; that either she holds
her virtue by a very slender thread or
i that she is incapable of drawing the
nicer distinctions, which is one of the
characteristics of a pure woman. All of
which is nice in theory, but if the man
who wrote it was satisfied with his own
matrimonial investment he was probably
the worst fooled individual in nineteen
States. Kiss- s may be naughty, but
grass-hoppers will never spoil the crops
I A Coward and a Lady.- Three high
! wayinen intercept! d a lady and gentle
| man m ar Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday
i night, and ordered them to hold up their
hands and deliver. The request was io>t
acceded to, and on the parties attempt?
ing to escape, the robbers assaulted them,
knocking down the ladv Miss Alice
! Williams -and beating her severely,
i The man escaped, leaving the lady to the
: m> rev of the brutes. They searched her
i person, but found nothing, she having
! concealed her watch in her bosom. They
j left her in an insensible condition on
the ground and made their escape, but
were subsequently captured after a sharp
fight, and are now in jail.
It is truly wonderful, the variety and
1 ingenuitv of the conveniences for the
j desk and office pens of varied patterns,
I inkstands possessing numberless ad?
vantages, letter tiles, each one the best,
j PiiveloposJJof si/.e and qualities infinite.
It is almost bewildering to enter the
! large Broad street store of Walker.
I Evans A Cogswell, in Charleston, and
see the number of these attractions.
I Here yon find the largest stationery
I stock South of Baltimore, and you only
' have twe) troubles first, sufficient cash:
: and, second, the difficulty in deciding
I among the many things offered, each
! equally suitable to your wants. M7t
Homicide at Walhalla.? An officer
I by the name of Robert Knight attempted
? to arrest a convict in Oconec County, on
t Saturday, and met with resistance. The
J convict attacked him with an axe, when
? Knight shot him. Knight afterwards
surrendered himself to the proper autho?
The Indianapolis papers are giving
publicity to the details e?f the Deaf and
Dumb Asylum scandals, which are of a
peculiarly unclean nature. Ministers
and church oilice?rs arc badly mixed up
with i?, and the probability is that
Brooklyn's perfi -nuances will be eclipsed.
The general health of Charleston ce>n
tinnes good. Measb s seems to be on the
decline, while .scarlet fever is not in?
creasing ami not very fatal, but one
death occurring during the last ten days.
Diphtheria has reappeared within the
past two weeks in certain localities.
Mrs. Margaret Mathis, of Edgcfield,
died somewhat Bnihlenly, on the 11th
[ instant, having been sick but a single
j day. She was in the 73d year of her
Clara Louise Kellogg, the American
prima donna, and Lotta, t':.-- a rtress, are
both said to be engaged to v.< ll-boru and
Wealthy I'hija iolphiutis.
City Items.?Subse,ribo for (.don't bor?
row") the PlICENIX.
Sbcct music?children crying in bed.
In all probability, Bunch and Hardeet
will be bung, in Charleston, to-day.
Yesterday, the weather continued"
wann, with threateaed rain.
Stamps are not required on notes; but
it takes '?stamps" to pay 'em.
All in want of goods for their families*
should not fail to cull at the store of Wm.
I). Love A Co.
The commencement exercises of the
Columbia Female College will be held on
Monday, Tuesday and 'Wednesday next.
The bargains in embroideries at "Wm.
D. Love A Co.'.s surpasses anything we
have seen in Columbia.
The Bichland Bifie Club have deter?
mined to visit Augusta, to participate in
the celebration of the ninety-ninth anni?
versary of American Independence.
There will be a meeting of the Direct?
ors of the Spartanburg and Asheville
Railroad Company, at Spartanburg, S.
C, on Tuesday next, the 20th instant.
The City Council has adopted resolu?
tions to carry out the objects of the Par?
ker Hall meeting. The preference given
to the P. H. meeting is a violation of tho
C. R. B.
The "first cotton bloom," which
makes its yearly appearance in the
editorial sanctum, has been raised on
the saltpetre hills, by Edmnnd Wil?
Thr annual exhibition of the School of
Nazareth, under the superintendence of
ladies attached to the Convent at Valle
Crueis, will take place on Wednesday
next, tho 30th inst.
Why should any more, attention be
paid to the resolutions of the meeting
j held at Parker's Hall than that at Irwin's
Hall? [See Council Proceedings, pub?
I Hundreds of customers are every day
receiving the benefits of the bargain
counters at Wm. D. Love A Co.'s.
The Union-Herald is anxious that South
Carolina should be represented at the
Philadelphia centennial. Echo, why
not? We have tho N. O. S. S. C, the Le?
gislature, and minor bodies from which
Dr. Gibbes' horse started on a runaway
expedition, yesterday, just after he had
left the. buggy, in which were two of his
children, owing.to the presence of mind
of one of which, the other was saved
The annual commencement at the
Ursuline Institute of the Immaculate
Conception, at Yalle Crucis, will be held
on Friday, July 2. The programme of
exercises is, as usual, very select and
entertaining, and we anticipate a happy
Those partly made shirts at Wm. D.
Love A Co.'s are the cheapest goods ever
introduced in this country. Every one
should call and see them.
Henry Ward Boccher, disgusted with
the long and tedious trial, gave vent to
his exasperated feelings, yesterday, by
s< verely cow-hiding Tilton in open court.
If this were true, the sensation awakened
! by the sale of Perry A Shvwson's Havana
tips (? for 25 cents, equal in quality to a
12A cent cigar,) would not be a circum
I stance. **?
In Georgetown College, yesterday, the
following degree was conferred at the
j hands of the Rt. Rev. Archbishop Bayley:
I Bachelor of Arts?J.'Caldwell Robertson,
of this State, Mr. Robertson also re?
ceived a premium in the senior class of
rational philosophy and mechanics.
Mr. Charles P. O'Connor, also of this
State, was distinguished in first gram?
The commencement season is at hand,
and proud fathers and mothers are
making ready to escort home their chil?
dren from a successful academic compe?
tition, and their juniors, sophomores
and graduates will receive a welcome
home from a long and tedious applica?
tion to books and blackboards. Croquet,
promenades (by moonlight) and pic?
nics will obliterate, for a short senspn,
all memories of severe and awe-inspiring
During this season of vegetablo diet,
every one desires to know where to pro?
cure the freshest and best vegetables, as
nothing is so poor as poor vegetables.
The same may be said of fruits. When
wo purchase bananas, we liko them firm
and ripe; oranges, sound and sweet;
apples, mellow and without tlecay; and
so on through tho long list. This bill
can be filled to perfection by Mrs. C.
Hoffman, a few doors below the Piicenix
List of New Advertisements.
Perry A Slawson? Cigars.
A. Fcininger?Proposals for Coal,
(too. G. Hull?Excelsior Mills.
Excursion Bichland Rifle Club.