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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Sunday Morning, June 27, 1875.
Wheeling Into Line.
The Maine Democrats met in conven?
tion, Tuesday, anil .unanimously nomi?
nated General Charles AY. Roberts, of
Bangor, for Governor. The resolutions
declare emphatically in favor of free
trade, hard money and home rule, of
canal rights, the payment of the national
debt, economy in the national. State and
municipal administrations, the abolition
<rf unnecessary offices, one term for Pre?
sident at tt salary of $25,000. The plat?
form has the merit of being plain-spoken
*nd easily understood, and the candidate
if a man of character and remitntion,
*ho will make a good run against Gen.
Connor. Whether he can defeat him,
remains to be seen. It is not likely?
though the Republicans did not
strengthen themselves much by "ignor?
ing"" the third term?but it would be bad
for Dlaine if he should. The resolutions
wtrc read and ndopted, embodying the
The Constitution is the people's only
safe-guard; the rights of the people and
the States must be sacredly preserved
from the touch of military or Congres?
sional usurpation; civil supremacy in
times of peace; equality of rights of all
men under the law; a sound currency
coin or its equivalent; a tariff for revenue
only; an honest preservation of the pub?
lic faith to the public creditor; a return
to economy in tho administration of the
Government, National, State and muni?
cipal; the abolition of unnecessary offices
and the reduction of salaries; one term
for President, with a salary of $25,000.
'?ha resolutions arraign the Republican
party for the abandonment of principles,
^pjolligacy and corruption; condemn tho
Administration in strong terms for the
responsibility of the Louisiana usurpa?
tion, and tho attempt to suspend the
writ of habeas corpus by the last Congress,
and -pronouncing it no longer safe to
Irust the reins of Government in such
hands. The Administration is pro?
nounced responsible for the present de?
pressed condition of trade; for injury to
commerce in all sections; for tho crip?
pling of the ship-building trade, and for
*?ie driving of the American mercantile
marine from the ocean. Tho people of
Maine, suffering under the burden of
oppressive taxation, demand reform, and
appeal to all men, without regard to
party names.or past differences, to unite
with them to secure this triumph.
There is some conflict as to the value
?of tho gold discoveries in the Black
Hills, official opinions ranging on the
safe side with those of the blessed pcoplo
?who expect nothing, and therefore will
not have to cry if anybody is disap?
pointed, while sanguine writers from the
field of exploration give a rich, golden
?color to their despatches. It is evident
.'.hat there is some necessity for caution,
if it should appear beyond doubt that
gold in paying quantities is to be found
jn the Black Hills. Already suspic ious
movements arc in progress among the
Indians, and there is some apprehension
?expressed among bordcrmen as to the
likelihood of n general Indian war.
After all, the Black Hills may cost more |
than the country can well afford to pay.
Gov. C1IAMBKM.axx?SoMErmxo Mom:
than Mekk Pbofessioxs,?Now. we sub?
mit that Gov. Chamberlain has given
the people id* South Carolina something
more than mere "professions." His
acts will vindicate his sincerity of his tie
sire for reform. What care we for pro?
fessions or intentions? "Words arc but
leaves; deeds are fruits." Gov. Cham?
berlain's earnest and successful efforts
for the defeat of Whipper for the Judge
Khip of the Charleston Circuit, whereby
the remaining assets of the Bank of the
State were saved from the crew of rob?
bers; his prompt veto of the outrageous
bonanza bill; his outspoken declaration
of his purpose to defeat the late tax Act;
the vast improvement in the character
zud ?juali?eations of Trial Justices
throughout the State, whereby thousands
of dollars are annually saved in the mat?
ter of costs against the Counties?arc
these things nothing? To persons out?
side of South Carolina, this whole quts
lion is theoretical; to the people of the
State, it is fearfully real and practical;
and they will not foolishly reject the
proffered aid of Gov. Chamberlain, and
thus extinguish the last hope of a reform,
which, though necessarily gradual, will ;
become complete and permanent.
Nkws iv.om tub Cotton Piklps. ?The ;
.following extract from a late letter is
dated Bennettsville, Marlboro County,
^i. C, Juno 22, 1875: "We are washed
almost to death, and in two weeks there
has been two feet id" rainfall. Crops arc
much injured." Another letter from the
*ame County, dated the 21st inst., says:
?"We have had ruinous rains for a week,
iud have not*ploughed one furrow in
that time. The grass has a good start,
.md the lands are much washed. Tin1
prospect for cotton is not near so good as
i t -was two weeks ago." Another letter,'
dated at Darlington, S. C, June 22,
mentions that "it has rained, hailed and
stormed nearly every twenty-four hours
for the past ten or twelve days, and the
crops are ruined in many places."
A new Republican paper is to be pub?
lished at the ancient town of Hamburg.
Vice-President Wilson's Reply to tiie
Attacks of Grant's Groan. ?The follow?
ing is nn extract from the reply of Vicc
President Wilson to the strictures of Hie
Republican. He says:
"That little journey of mine was hut a
carrying out of the advice to take a few
weeks' rest before I commenced upon
tho task I had marked out for the sum?
mer and autumn. I was kindly welcomed
by the people of both races?by Demo?
crats, Republicans and Conservatives. I
visited the colleges, schools and mar?
kets, and was welcomed by the people
and presses of every shade of opinion.
I said nothing in the twenty-nine brief
addresses I made of public affairs or of
party politics. 1 spoke of law, order
and peace; of industry, material develop?
ment, education and temperance; of jus?
tice to the black man, and of a generous
policy to the white man. I visited the
graves of Jackson and Clay, of Taylor
and Polk, of Crittenden, Dell and Ren
ton. I visited, too, a dying ex-Vice-l're
sident, and chatted a moment with Mrs.
Jefferson Davis on the streets of Mem?
phis. Never did I make a more innocent
or agreeable journey, than was crowded
in those six weeks. Hut I lind on my
return that all this is very significant.
The welcomes from all, without distinc?
tion of race or color, these brief speeches,
this visit to the couch of a dying man,
that little talk with the wife of the Presi?
dent of the late Confederacy, were full of
meaning. Tho wandering Vico-Prcsident
was too unceremonious; he was the vic?
tim of Presidential aspiration; he must
be rtibuked as other gentlemen suspected
of like desires had been. To all this I
reply that, in common with a thousand
of my countrymen, I indulge the idea
that the Presidency is a lofty and respon?
sible position; that to be elected to that
office, and clothed with its vast powers
for good by 40,000,000 people, is an
honor, by the side of which uncounted
wealth must weigh as nothing. Rut not?
withstanding this high estimate, I assure
this organ, and all others, that there is
not one being in all this broad land to
whom I have ever written, spoken or
even hinted that I desired, hoped, ex?
pected or intended to be a candidate. I
assure them, too, that I have been so ne?
glectful, not to say discourteous, as not
to reply to letters wnuen ino upon a
subject in which these imaginative ones
deem mo so interested. It may soothe
their anxiety further, if I assure them
that I have neither money, nor patron?
age, nor an organ; that I never made 'a
promise, in a political life of thirty-five
years, to give an oflico or patronage to
persons, and that I never intend to do
The Charleston Executions.?Dennis
R. Bunch and George Hardee, both co?
lored, were executed in the jail yard, nt
Charleston, on Friday. Being tho first
public execution in that city for several
years, it caused quite an excitement, j
particularly among the negroes. Every
effort was made by the prisoners' coun?
sel to induce the Governor to pardon
them, and, failing in this, application
was made to Chief Justice Moses for a
stay of execution. The Chief Justice,
however, declined to interfere. The.
prisoners were brought forth from the
jail at a quarter past I o'clock, accompa?
nied by the Sheriff, jailer, reporters,
clergymen and church societies. Bunch
led the religious services, reading ex?
tracts of Scripture, singing hymns, Ac.
He made no speech, but e?ccassionally
shouted, "I am going homo to glory."
He was apparently very hysterical.
Hardee appeared much cooler. He
made a short speech, asserting his inno?
cence, pulled a piece of tobacco out of
his pocket, bit oil" a piece and threw the
remainder to one of his brothers, who
had also been convicted as an accessary
to the murder, but whose sentence hud
been by the Governor commuted to im?
prisonment for lite, and who was
brought out of jail to see the execution.
At 1.40 1'. M. the weight fell. Hardee
died almost immediately, with scarcely
a movement. Bunch struggled and
kicked for over a minute. Jack Ketch
was brought forth from the jail with a
sheet around him to prevent identifica?
tion, and placed in a sentry box where a
trap was arranged. There were 4,000 or
5,000 present, over two-thirds negroes,
who behaved very badly, requiring 100
policemen to keep order. The lower
class of the negroes appear to entertain
a feeling of hostility towards Governor
Chamberlain in particular and the while
Poor Oi.n Leslie.?Tho following wo
?dip from the Aiken Courier-Journal,
which, if it is true, and we arc not dis?
posed to doubt it, is a very plain indica?
tion of the above gentleman's fears as to
arrest if he returns to South Carolina.
It sounds so much like him; he wants
things fixed up:
?'We are credibly informed that a
prominent member of the Republican
parly in Aiken has received a letter from
Leslie, requesting him to tlx things up
so that In- can return to South Carolina
without a certainty of being arrested.
We should not be at all surprised to sec
him back here again, and a member of
the next General Assembly. The party
of the rampant Radicals is still over?
whelmingly dominant in cerbiin locali?
ties, and only requires the party whip of
such leaders as Elliott, Leslie, Smalls
and others to drivo it where they please.
With such a combination in the House,
things would be made very disagreeable
for Governor Chamberlain and the party
The Brussels Chamber of Representa?
tives has passed a bill making the oiler
to commit a crime an offence, and pre?
scribing penalties' therefor. Tho vote
stood 7? yeas to 0 nays.
Recent advices from the Sandwich
Islands state that "rum is digging the
grave of the Hawaiian race."
Perry A Slawsou's Havana Tips.
The United States Treasuryship?
Posbiule Declination ot Mb. New.?A
despatch from Washington to the New
York Evening Post says:
It is not absolutely certain that John
C. New, who was appointed Treasurer,
to succeed General Spinnor, will take the
office, although, previous to his appoint?
ment, he signified that he would do so.
Tho recent robbery at the treasury seems
to have produced a change in Ins mind
about accopting a position involving so
much financial risk, and during the re?
cent visit of Secretary Bristow to Louis?
ville, ho went there and requested that
i some uther person be given the position,
j The Secretary was averse to allowing Mr.
New to decline the office, and urged him
j to accept. In a letter t* a friend here,
I Mr. New writes that he expects to reach
Washington on the 23d, to look into the
details of the office, and that he will then
decide what to do. The responsibility
is very great, and Genend Spinner says
Mr. New will be foolish to accept the
place unless Secretary Hristow will eon
sent to give him absolute authority to
appoint subordinates for whose honesty
he is liable. This consent will probably
not be given, as a number of important
changes have already been decided upon
without consulting Air. New.
A SiNc;ri.ar Cask. About tin1 yea"
1.s.?7, Samuel Taylor was admitted to the
Philadelphia Alms House as a pauper,
and remained there until his death,
which occurred in lW.i. During his
residence in the alms house, he acted as
gate-keeper. Ac, and after his death it
was found that he owned an estate of
$2,105.12. A claim for his board during
the six years he was in the alms house
was thereupon make on behalf of the
guardians of the poor. This was otl'set
by a claim for the remuneration of his
services, made by the claimants of the
estate, and the matter was referred to an
auditor. The auditor, after a hearing,
allowed the claim for board to the amount
of $:i per week for the six years, deduct?
ing from that amount the sum of $1 pei
weok for services rendered.
A Call for Harvest Hands. A Kansas
City, Mo., telegram, under date of Mon?
day, says: VCrop prospects in Kansas
were never known to be as good as now.
Large farmers in the Western portion of
the State are telegraphing here for har?
vest hands, and complain that they can?
not get men enough to harvest." A
striking contrast this to the doleful grass?
hopper stories that were so plentiful
three weeks ago. As to the complaint of
a scarcity of laborers, it is one that ought
to be easily met, seeing how many idle,
able-bodied men are going about in all
our great cities with nothing to do. It j
is not every man that, at the start, who
makes an efficient harvest hand, it is !
true, but if the man is willing he can
soon master a business that has very
little art or science about it.
Aerial Navigation. ?Carl Gimsenbcr
ger, of Vienna, Austria, under date June
2, 1875, informs the Post Office Depart?
ment that he has invented something
which he considers would bo of tin
greatest use to the department, an appa?
ratus which can he used in directing the
course of air balloons so as to obtain the
speed of ten miles (German) an hour,
which ho thinks would make it available
for the forwarding of correspondence.
He believes that by this apparatus the
department would be able to .show to an
astonished public at Philadelphia the
arrangement of the first aerial post office
in the world.
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
2,000 crates of cucumbers have been
shipped this .season from Gainesville and
Arredonda, und about as many more
Irom Archer. Gulf Hammock and the
Keys. Just think of the amount of
bilious cholic that has been scattered
over the country from Florida.
Grass-hoppers have put in an appear?
ance in tliis vicinity, but so t.tr to a
limited extent. The insects arc very
small, and thr.se seen by Us have ap?
peared only upon flowers, und do not
seem hungry for vegetation. We trust
they are not of that sort.
[ Laurensvil!> II, raid.
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
The Snniter True. Southron announces
that the passenger trains on the Wil?
mington, Columbia and Augusta Kail
road now stop at the Cain den crossing
for the purpose of receiving and dis?
charging passengers, which they have
never done regularly heretofore.
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
The Abbeville Medium says: "It is re?
ported that Arthur Jefferson, a noted
colored politician of that Comity, and
for a number of years an office-bidder,
was killed in tin- big storm on lust
Governor Vance delivered bis lecture
on the "Scattered Nation." in llaleigh,
Friday night, for the benefit of the two
artillerymen who were wounded at Char?
lotte on the 20th of May.
The following municipal tick, t has
been put in the field at Greenville: For
Mavor -Win. Dcattie. For Aldermen
W.'W. Gilbrcath, G. F. Moselcy, -lames
McPhcrson, .lr., John l-'erguson. Hamp?
ton Ccly, H. I. Mcbrayer.
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
The money crisis in England, wo arc
tohl, is past, and the cause of the recent
failures is attributed to over speculation.
American securities have not suffered
from the panic-.
Recently at Pensncola, a mob of stove
bores flogged in the public square, and
in daylight, one white and four colored
laborers for non-obedience to their rub s.
Serious riots, caused by the I'ltrainon
tanes, occurred Tuesday, in the town of
llkcin, East Prussia. The Burgomaster
was stabbed and dangerously wounded.
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
City News.?Deaths in Columbia for)
the week ending the 2?th instant, 7?
white, 1; colored, 6.
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tins.
The cause of woman suffrage?scarcity j
What is that which, by losing an eye,
has only a nose left? A noise.
Go ami see those partly made dre
shirts id Win. D. Love A Co.'s, at $15 a
Editors all over the State arc rcceivinj
the "first cotton bloom" and the "first
To-morrow will be the ninety-ninth
anniversary of the *b.utle of Fort Moul
Dr. E. E. Jackson has a curiosity in
an egg within an <^^*. both eggs are
perfect in formation.
Miniature paintings on porcelain,
beautiful and durable, made cheap for
the summer months at Hix's Gallery.
Wm. D. Love A Co will create quite a
sensation the coming week, in their great j
clearance sabs. Lower prices will ly_>
the order of the day.
Gov. I). II. Chamberlain left the city
Friday evening for Vale College, to de?
liver the address before the* law class of]
that institution on the 30th instant.
Ferry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
Fruits and vegetables arc rapidly be?
coming bountiful in this market, and
there is every indication of cheap livinj
City items are so scarce, that our local
column is waning. Cone- to the rescue,
ye habitual law breakers; now is tin
time to get your name in print.
The usual inducement to fanners to
procure a paper for one year is making
its annual appearance in our exchanges
the best watermelon being the price.
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
The annual meeting for the election of I
officers of the Ph? nix Hook and Ladder
Company will be held on Monday even?
ing, at their house.
During such times as these, all news?
papers ought to be made to suspend, and
people made to not demand news when
there isn't any.
Head the advertisement of C. F. Jack?
son, the leader of low prices. He means
business, and a call at his store will con?
vince you of the fact.
We are now on the turn when the days
will become shorter. For a day or two,
there will be no appreciable change, but
soon the days will begin to shorten.
The bargain counters at Win. D. Love
A Co.'s will be continued for ten days
longer -greater reductions the coining
week. All in went of goods should go
The In at yesterday was very oppres?
sive, but humanity was relieved in a
measure in the afternoon by the spring?
ing up of a stiff and r< freshing breeze,
accompanied by a little rain.
I Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.
t)ur advice to all consumers of dry
j goods would be to go early and often
i the coming week to Wm. M. Love A
Ci.'s; their bargain counter.! will be
crowded with cheap goods.
; James llawlinson, c ilored, has fur?
nished us with the first cotton boll. It
strikes its that it would be more prol'ita
I blc to leave these bolls and blooms upon
j the staiks and leave the stalks in the
Philadelphia centennial building
burned. Loss forty million dollars.
I Do not be startled this is not true; but
the manner in which Perry A Slawson's
Havana Tips are burning is certainly
astounding. Try them.
At the regular monthly meeting of Co?
lumbia Typographical Union, Xo. Ill,
held last evening, the following officers
were elected.for the ensuing term: Pre?
sident, M. ?. McSweeny; Vieo-Presi
dent, C. C. Tutt; Secretary and Trea?
surer, O. F. Howell; Corresponding Sec?
retary, W. P. McDani Janitor, W. W.
The commeiiceim nt sermon of the Co?
lumbia Female Colb ge will be delivered
I al Washington Street Methodist Church
to-day, by Dishop Wiglitman. To-mor?
row evening, Uev. E. Capers will address
the DeSbiel Society, at .V o'clock. The
commencement exercises will be had on
j Tuesday, at lit A. M., and the concert
and receptiou at 8J P. M., on Wednesday.
"Le Hoi Des Saisons, or the King of
the Seasons Hat," is so named because
it is especially adapted to all seasons of
the year. It can be transformed into
six different shapes -alpine, negligee,
flat brim, army, curled brim, and a In
militairc. It can be worn with cord and
band, or band only. The cord is so ad?
justed as to he removed in an instant,
and at the same time retain a genteel ap?
pearance; or the upper cord can be
dropped, giving it a military air. For
sale by Messrs. Kinard A Wiley,
Perry A Slaws .mi's Havana Tips.
Arrested. ?Emanuel Barnes, th
tempted wife-murder, came down on
tho Greenville and Columbia "Railroad,
yesterday, as far as the Cemetery, and
made an effort to get off there; but was
stopped by a man named Henry Daniels
and carried to the depot, where he was
taken in custody by Policeman Gibson
and carried to the loek-np.
Supreme CornT Decisions?June 21,
1870.?M. W. Allen, appellant, vs. J.
Fagan et at., respondents. New trial or?
dered. Opinion by "?Villard, A. J.
TT. K. W. Flinn etui, respondents, vs.
James M. Brown, Sr., r! </'., appellants.
Judgment below set aside and case re?
manded to Circuit Court for hearing.
Opinion by Moses, C. J.
Giliiland, Howcll A Co.. respondents,
and others, respondents, vs. E. H.
Gnsqnc, appellant. Motion dismissed.
Opinion by Wright, A. J.
Public Meeting.?A public meeting of
the residents of this school district was
held at Irwin's Hall, 12 M., yesterday,
with Mr. John Agnew as chairman, and
Mr. Isaac Sulzbacher as Secretary. Mr.
C. J. Carroll, County School Comrub
sioner, submitted a report of the trans?
actions of his office from November 1,
1871, to date, which was received as in?
formation. A tax of 1J mills was author?
ized to be levied in this district for
public scii iol purposes.
Remoiocs Services To-Day.- St. Pe?
ter's Kcv. Father Quilter ? first mass, 7
A. M.; second, 10J A. M.
Trinity?Rev. P. J. Shnnd, Rector;
Rev. J. il. Stringfellow, Assistant; 11 A.
M. and li P. M.
Washington Street ? lt>.\ A. M. com?
mencement sermon bv Rev. J. T. Wight
man, 1). 1).: H.l P. M.'Rev. W. H. Flem?
ing. D. D.: Snndnv School?.? A. M.
Marion Street - Rev. W. D. Kirkland
.SA P. M.
Lutheran?101 A. M., Rev. S. Howe,
D. D.; Snndnv School 5 P. M.
Baptist- Ren-. A. R. Woodttn IIA. M.:
Sunday School celebration at 5? P. M.
Friends and the public are invited to at?
The Fot'irrtl or Ji:ly Celebration in
AucrsTA.?The military parade and cele?
bration in Augusta, on the 5th of July,
promises to be one of the grandest mili?
tary displays that has been seen in the
South since the dark daj's of reconstruc?
tion. In addition to the Augusta mili?
tary and seven companies from Charles?
ton, the Richlnnd Riffes, of this city,
will participate in the parade, and seve?
ral companies arc expected from other
points. The Richland Rille Club will
probably parade on that occasion 100
strong: and we know sufficient of them
to warn the other military companies to
look well after their laurels. Many of
the contributing members of the club
will accompany them on their visit.
Sl'Nuay. The following ordinance, we
are requested by Chief Nixon to say,
will be rigidly enforced hereafter:
an ordinance for Tili: BETTER observance
of the sabbath day.
Section 1. lie it ordained by the Mayor
and Aldermen of the City of Columbia, in
Council assembled, That from and after
the passage and promulgation of this or?
dinance, any merchant, shop-keeper or
j vender of wine, .spirituous or malt
liquors, in any quantity, either under a
tavern or retail license, who shall keep
his. her or their store, shop, bar-room or
saloon open for the transaction of busi?
ness on the Sabbath day, shall be sub?
ject to a penalty of not more than forty
five dollars, nor less than twenty dollars,
at the discretion of the City Council of
Columbia, for each and every violation
of this ordinance.
Sec. 2. And be it further onlalned, That
any person who shall publicly work or
labor, or employ any other person to do
so, on the Sabbath day, (.except in cases
of emergency.") shay be subject to a
penalty of ten dollars for each and every
Hotel Arrivals, June 20. ? Mansion
House?D. E. Fuerwn, Anderson; Mrs.
McCall, Darlington; Dr. F. C. Robert?
son. Rock Hill; L. C. Moore, Newberry;
lt. C. -loins, Newberry;.!. S. Fillebrown,
city; I'. Ii. Alexander, Newberry; J. R.
llendrix ifousc?D. IL Sander?, A. K.
Sanders, Sumtcr; P. S. Brooks. Ninety
Six; A. S. Enstcrlin, J. W. Erwin, T.
Cooper, II. Cooper, Orangeburg.
List of New Advertisements.
F. Konnoman- Notice.
C. Bouknight -Payment Coupons.
Love A Co.- - Dry Goods.
C. J. I rodell- Notice. ,
Meeting Phoenix H. A L. Co.
It is truly wonderful, the variety an;I
ingenuity of tho conveniences for the
desk and offico?pens of varied patterns,
inkstands possessing unmberless ad?
vantages, letter files, each ono the best,
envelopesjof size and qualities infinite.
It is almost bewildering to enter the
large Broad street store of Walker,
Evans A Cogswell, in Charleston, and
seo the number of theso attractions.
Hero you lind the largest stationery
stock South of Baltimore, and yon only
have two troubles?first, sufficient cash;
und, second, tho difficulty in deciding
among the many things offered, each
equally suitable to your wants. M7t
Perry A Slawson's Havana Tips.