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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Thursday Morning, July 8, 1875.
Death of an Ex-Empekok.?Ferdinand
1, ox-Emperor of Austria, who died on
Tuesday, and whoso funeral obsequies
arc briefly reported in the telegraphic
columns of this morning's Phoznix, had
attained tho advanced ago of eighty-two
years. Ho was tho son of Francis I,
Einperor of Germany, and was born
April 10, 1793. He succeeded his father
to tho throne of Austria March 2, 1835,
and become thereafter tho mere puppet
of his wily Ministor, Prince Metternich.
During the revolutionary days of 1818,
his imbecility modo him sanction and
betray tho revolutionists and then fly
from Vienna, find then Archduchess So?
phia, his sister-in-law, compelled him
finally to abdicato in favor of her son,
Francis Joseph. This was on December
2, 1818. Since that time ho has taken
little or no part in public affairs, but re
aided quietly at Praguo principally, un?
til the timo of his demise, which oc?
curred at that place. Ho married Prin?
cess Maria Anna Carolina Pia, daughter
of tho late Victor Emmanuel I, King of
Sardinia. The nuptials were celebrated
A BiTTEn Retost.?The New York
Herald has recently published a sories of
letters from one of its staff correspond?
ents, Mr. Charles Nordhoff, touching tho
excesses and misrule of tho Badical party
in a number of the Southern States where
ho bad been traveling. This exposure
exercised a bad effect on tho loyal nerves
of tho Washington National Republican,
and it proceeded to characterize, Mr.
Nordhoff as a "Dutch Jew." In reply,
Mr. N. has written an open letter to the
Hon. J. M. Edmunds, Chairman of the
National Bepublican Executive Commit?
tee, in which he says he is neither Dutch
nor Jew, but a Gorman, and proud of
his nationality; but if he were o Jew, he
"would not bo ashamed of it, for the
Jews in this country are an intelligent,
industrious and peaceable body of citi?
zens." Mr. Nordhoff then adds:
"You OUglit to muzzle your dog, the
National Republican. A recent and noto?
rious over-dose of Government pap has
given him an indigestion, and no is
snapping at tho heels of your friends. If
you let him go on, bo will presently do
tho party a damage. The Bepublican
party should hove a respectable organ in
of the Washington National Republican,
you onght, at least, to chango its name.
Yon might call it tho National Idiot. I
moke you the suggestion as a sincere and
Condensation in News.?That old
established and able journal, the New
York Evening Post, one of the oditors of
which is tho patriarch of the New York
press, W. C. Bryant, has lowered its
price from five cents to three, and has
reduced the size of its pago from ten
columns to nine. The Post has disco?
vered what the Ph?5&x has always soen,
that these spread-out and unmanageable
sheets cannot, bo properly utilized. The
mommoth sheets hove become more o
nuisance through their huge dimensions
than a convenience. As tho facilities
for obtaining intelligence from all parts
of the world have multiplied, by tele?
graph and every other possible active
agency, condensation has been ren
. dered even more essential than ever be?
fore for the practical uses of the day.
It has become more and more on art,
and the field, of all others, where skill is
most displayed. Wo have understood
this from the beginning, and when
asked occasionally by somo one who
who thought be know moro about our
business than we do, why we do not en
largo the Phoenix, have always been able
to givo a reason, satisfactory to our?
selves, at any rate.' Not ono roader in
ton has the time or inclination to read
through the contents of the mammoth
morning sheets, much of which nro of
no importance and not worth printing.
The reader wants the news in a clear,
concise and compact form, with tho chaff
cleaned out from tho wheat.
A Foubth of Jolt Sublimity.?Tho
National Republican (Administration or?
gan) has tho following passage in its ser?
mon on the Fourth of July:
"Listening again to tho voice of the
fathers, wo hear the enunciation of the
solemn agreement, .'Congress shall make
no law respecting an establishment of
religion, or prohibiting tho free exercise
thereof;' and from on high, like o note
which fills the world with melody, comes
the response: 'But they shall sit every
man under his vine and under bis fig
Undor what melodious proclamation
was he to have forty acres and o mule?
"Gbace, Meboy and Pbace."?Theo?
dore Tilton was at Plymouth Church
Sunday Luit, and listened to Mr. Beech
But if you cannot
Betting Bad tob Beecheb.?A curious
feature of the Becchcr trial and its con?
comitants is tho ono which embraces the
allegation that Mr. Beecber would have
boon acquitted but for an imprudent re?
mark by tho foreman of his jury. Tho
three Tilton jurors had been wearied
into an agreement to yield to tho persist?
ency of tho nine Beecber jurors, and had
consented to agreo to a verdict of acquit?
tal, when tho foroman aforesaid, Mr.
Chester Carpenter, imprudently re?
marked that "his son-in-law had mado a
bet on tho result of the jury's delibera?
tions," whereupon tho three Tiltoninns
relapsed to their normal obstinacy and
refused to be Bcecheritos. All which is
a lucid commentary upon the equal and
exact justice sometimes meted out by in?
telligent jurors, as well as of the manner
and form in which such jurors como to
pertinent conclusions. Tho Sun, strong?
ly anti-Bcccher, heads its article on the
result "Mr. Beechcr's Ternpornry Escape
by Disagreement," and soj'h:
"It was simply impossible to convict
tho Plymouth pastor in Brooklyn." Con?
tinuing, the Sun says: "The disagree?
ment substantially proclaims that a man
who so conducted himself under a charge
of base practices as.Beocher did for four
years, and who made so poor a defence
on tho trial, deserves, at least, to be at?
tainted with strong suspicion of guilt.
On whatover theory you explain his cow?
ardice and deceit, the result is fatal to
his integrity as a man, and destructive
of his power as a minister. ? ? ? If
he had been a man of sensitiveness, we
should have been spnrod his flippancy
during tho trial, both in tho court room
nnd in Plymouth Church. That he has
the effrontery to show himself in the pul?
pit after tho revelations of tho last year,
shows that he has the hide of the rhino?
ceros. Whatever ho does, however, ho
is a ruined man, and?very sadly we say
it?he deserves his fate."
Central National Bank,
Columbia, S. C, July 7, 1875.
EDiTon of the Phosnix: An error, com?
mitted by a Columbia correspondent of
tho Charleston News and Courier, has
been reiterated in the leading "editorial"
of tho Phqjntx of to-day, headed "Sus?
pension of the Carolina Bank and Trust
Company." The words are: "Governor
Chamberlain vetoed the bill, last winter,
establishing the South Carolina Bank
and Trust Company and the Central Na?
tional Bank, of this city, the deposito?
ries of tho State funds." The bill vetoed
by Govornor Chamberlain proposed, by
Act of tho Legislature, to establish tho
South Carolina Bank and Trust Com?
pany and tho Carolina National Bank,
as the exclusive depositories at Columbia
of the State funds. The Central National
Bank, of Columbia, was not named or
referred to either in the bill or in tho
Governor's veto mossago. Tho statement,
therefore, is ntterly erroneous, so far as
this bank is concerned. I respectfully
ask for this correction an insertion as
conpicuous as the statement vrook it
contradicts. " JOHN 8. PRESTON,
President Central National Bank, Co?
Deaths in SpabtanbuBO.?Tho Spartan
says: Wo learn with regret of tho death
of Mr. P. B. Brannon, who was killed
by falling from a straw pen, as will bo
seen by referring to our letter from Now
Prospect Mr. Brannon was a good man,
a first rate farmer, and by his death our
County has lost ono of its best citizens.
He had been a soldier in the Mexican
war, and was also in the Confederate
army, where ho rccoived sovero wounds.
Mr. Geo. Bishop died at his residence,
on Thursday last, and was buried at
Boiling Spring. Mr. Bishop was tho
father of a largo family, and a good citi
zon. Miss Royston, daughter of G. W.
Royston, we are informod, was severely
shocked by lightning, on Thursday last,
about tho same time that Mr. Stcadman
was killed. Wo are sorry to record tho
death of Mr. Albert Steadman, who was
killed by lightning, on Thursday last,
while hauling up wheat in Maj. Henry
White's Hold, near Valley Falls. He was
a good, honest citizen, nnd respected by
those who knew him. Maj. White's two
mules, which Mr. Steadman was driving,
were also killed.
Sharp Tax EVASION.?Government se?
curities, or promises to pay, are not tax?
able, and greenbacks, not being money,
aro not liable to State or municipal taxa?
tion. While thiB is true as to green?
backs, money is taxable by State and
municipal authority as personal proper?
ty. In some States ovory man is obliged
to mako a return, under oath, of tho pro?
perty held by him on a given day. In
elucidation of the fact hero stated, the
Journal of Commerce reports that a citi?
zen of Boston, fcoling himself aggrieved
by what ho deemed a little, sharp prac?
tice in tho collection of taxes, turned all
his personal property into greenbacks
and made a special deposit of it in bank
ovor tho return day. Ho then returned
it as invested in Government securities,
and dared the assessors' to levy a tax on
it. They did not push him to pay, but
kept very still about it, for fear the habit
might be catching.
Tho investigation into the causo of the
Schiller disaster by the British authori?
ties shows that Captain Thomas must
have utterly neglected the sailing direc?
tions for that part of the coast; and, in?
deed, it has been shown that the birth?
day of one of tho ship's officers was
being celebrated by a banquet, and the
soundings were neglected. Tho Bailing
instructions for the vicinity of the Soil|y
Isles aro very specific, and proper sound?
ings would nave kept the vessel out of
Crops. Etc., in Edgofield.
Augusta, Ga. , July 5, 1875.
Mb. Editor: I have just returned from
a trip through portions of Edgofield,
Newborry and Barnwell, and I must say
tbat tbo crops in localities where I have
been are oxceptionably* fine. Our citi?
zens are. especially interested in tho wol
faro of your State, for our principal
trade now comes from tbat quarter. For
some rcuKon, the neighboring Counties
in Georgia are falling*behind, and we
get scarcely any trade lrom them.
Burke and Jefferson get their supplies
from Waynosboro, and the planters of
those Counties are said to bo in a deplo?
rable condition. The negroes won't
work, and arc turbulent and insolent.
Governor Chamberlain and Mr. Cardozn
aro winning golden opinions from all
the Democrats I have conversed with.
The negroes are down on them, and aro
heeding the pernicious advice of the cor?
rupt politicians. Somebody has circu?
lated a report amongst them that Gov.
C. is conspiring with the Judges to have
a large number of negroes sent to the
penitentiary, so as to prevent their vot?
ing in the next election. I think it
would bo well for the Governor to come
out in a letter and deny the charge, as it
is to tho interest of tho State that ho re?
tain enough influence in the. Radical
party to enable him and Mr. Cnrdozo to
make a successful combination with the
Democrats next year. Gov. C. should
feel complimented, for there aro many
Georgians who desire to see him a candi?
date for the Vice-Presidency in 1H7G.
Tho Attorney-General deserves much
credit for the manner in which he has
pursued the corruptionists. Can't he
move against Whittomore, and Smalls,
and Cain, McDcvitt and others, as he
has against Leslie and Parker, and
either put them out of the State, or in
jail? We expect great things from Mel?
ton. It is reported here that ex-Gov.
Moses is to remove to our city to practice
law. He will be a curiosity here, rnd
wherever he goes, "will draw crowded
houses." We have several new cotton
factories in embryo, and soon our
suburbs will be busy with the hum of
industry. The weather is intensely hot.
The First Confederate Flag?An In?
teresting Relic.?At a recent meeting,
tho Charleston Palmetto Guard were
mado the recipients of the first Confede?
rate flag raised in the lato struggle, and
as this banner was identified with the
career of the company, it is doubly
prized as a relic of the past. 'The donor,
Mr. John S. Bird, of Laurens, an old
member of tho company, in a letter ac?
companying tho flog, thus tersely gives
its history: "Hi 18G0, before the passage
of tho ordinance of secession by this
State, Capt Edward Mills, of tho bark
Jones, belonging to the Palmetto Line of
New York packets, raised this flag at his
mast-head in Now York Harbor, and Iiis
vessel was mobbed, but they could not
compel him to strike his colors. On his
return, n gold-hoaded palmetto cane was
presented to him by some of the Pal?
metto Guard, and in turn, ho transferred
to them tho custody of the flag. The
secession of the State was quickly fol?
lowed by aggressive military movements,
and the nag accompanied tho Palmetto
Guard in their various encampments.
Tho field of tho flag is white, with a
green palmetto tree in the centre, and a
red star in the upper corner near the
The death of Hon. Thos. B. Florence
in Washington, Sunday, is announced.
Colonel Florence was born in Philadel?
phia in 181*2, and made his way into
public life when quite young. Ho edited
a Democratic paper in his early years,
and was for nine years Secretary of the
Board of Controllers of the Public
Schools of Pennsylvania. In 1850 he
was elected to Congress, and served in
the House of Representatives continu?
ously up to 185!?. In Washington, he
established tho National Democratic lie
view, and subsequently edited tho Con?
stitutional Union. More recently, he was
proprietor and editor of the Washington
Sunday Gazette. Col. Florence always
enjoyed a great deal of personal popu?
larity on account of his genial tempera?
ment, and his death is greatly regretted.
The Floobs in Francs.?The story of
the great floods in France is rendered
moro terrible by ovory succcssivo ac?
count. One report states that more than
100,000 pcoplo have been made homeless
and dostitnto by this swift and wide?
spread calamity. Throughout France
groat efforts aro being made to help the
sufferers, and all Europe will probably
share in thq good work. In regard to
the late disasters, it is perhaps some
consolation that tho overflow of river
banks, as illustrated by the Nilo and tho
Mississippi, is usually succeeded by
seasons of extraordinary fertility. If this
should prove to bo the case with the
great freshets in France and Bohemia, it
may at least prove tho prevention of
future famine there.
This is tho way tho Cincinnati Enquirer
puts it: "In 1865, wo had about $2,200,
000,000 in circulating medium. The Re?
publican party has contracted it to
$700,000,000. This has practically been a
great confiscation of private property.
This has been a wholesale robbery of tho
debtor class. This has caused ruinous
declino in prices. This has shut tho
mills. This has put out tho firos of the
furnaces. This lias olosed tho stores.
This has produced a paralysis of tho in?
dustry of tho country." What we want
is a currency issued directly by tho Go?
vernment; a currency which will bo fair
to all, enough for all and which will hold
the Union together under all Oircum
8 tan Oos." ? j - _?
Tho Superintendent of Polico in New
such games as banko, roulette, keno am
wheel of fortune.
Orleans has issued an order
Col. Long, formerly of the United
States army, now in the Egyptian ser?
vice, has arrived in Paris from his
second expedition to the Niam Niam
country, where he is extending tho au?
thority of the Khedive. Ho brought to
Cairo five specimens of anthropophagi,
including n female of the Akka or
Tickcticke dwarf race; the Khedive de?
corated with the order of Medjidic two
negro soldiers, who aided Col. Long in
a desperate encounter at Lake Mroole,
which Col. Long believes to be one of tho
many sources of the Nile. Col. Long
leaves shortly for the United States.
AmtivAL of German Exiles.?On the
30th of June, ninety German religions
exiles arrived in New York, expelled
from their native country by the Falck
law. Several weeks before their depar?
ture from Germany they were ordered by
the Prussian and German policemen to
leave the country. Although they were
offered missionary fields in other Euro?
peans countries they resolved to come to
America. Twelve of them are Roman
Catholic priests, sixty are theological
students and fifteen ladies. They "will
settle in the West.
The Guelphs nnd Ghibbclines of the
Cherokee Nation have succeeded in get?
ting up twenty-seven murder cases,
which were recently tried before the
United States District Court at Fort
Smith, Ark. As a result of tho trial,
seven of the semi-civilized will be hung
in a batch on the third day of Septem?
ber. This will be the largest wholesale
hanging since the execution of the
thirty-three Sioux Indians at Mankato,
Minnesota, in 1S<;:2.
John Condon, a laborer, of Chicago,
while at breakfast, on Tuesday, drew a
revolver and shot across the table at his
wife, killing her instantly.. Condon then
shot himself, inflicting a wound which,
will doubtless prove fatal. He stated to
a reporter that he was perfectly con?
scious of the extent of his crime, and
that he had just cause for it. Jealousy
is supposed to have been the cause.
Condon was sixty-live and his wife forty
years old. .
The Journal of the Tefegraplt reports
that the "duplex system" of telegraphy
has been successfully applied to the
combination printing telegraph instru?
ments. The first objection to its practi?
cal uso was the mutilation of the printed
slips by "breaks" from the distant sta?
tions, buf this has been overcome, and
the system has been in practical opera?
tion on the New York and Boston circuit
for the past two weeks.
The first session of the newly organ?
ized Mexican Senate will convene Sep?
tember lGth. In the meantime, all the
members thereof have to be chosen.
Like the Senators of the United States,
they have to be elected by the Legisla?
tures of the several States, of which
there are nineteen in Mexico. Each
State choosing two Senators, and the
Federal City of Mexico two, will make
the Senate composed of forty members.
Tho citizens of Waterloo Township,
Laurcns County, adopted the following
resolution: That we endorse his Excel?
lency D. H. Chamberlain in his reform
movement, and that we confide not only
in the sincerity of his purpose, but also
in his ability, provided he receives the
eoruest co-operation of all good citizens,
irrespective of party, to achieve substan?
tial good for tho State.
The Patrons of Husbandry in Saline
County, Missouri, propose to start a
bank at Marshall, with a capital of
SIOU.ODO. The Missouri Farmer thinks
this a good move, as the bank will lend
only to farmers, and at a less rate of in?
terest than is customary. Tho Farmer
thinks the high rate of interest is eating
the farmers up faster than grasshoppers
Tue Fourth in Paris.?The French
are not so scrnpolous as tho Americans
in the matter of celebrating national
events on Sunday, and on the 4th M.
Canbert, on emminent French Judge,
gave a banquet in honor of tho day.
Minister Washburne and other distin?
guished Americans were present, besides
many eminent Frenchmen friendly to
It should not be a matter of doubt
what sabstanco Keeley, the motor man,
finds powerful enough to support the
awful force which his great invention
generates. Mr. Keeleys cheek, we
should guess, is strong enough to sup?
port a pressure of at least 000,000
pounds to the square inch.
Capps and Lane, two colored men,
were the happy recipients of the reward
offered for the capture of the outlaw Ap
Elewhite. They returned home from
laleigh a few days ago. It is now re
Eorted that tho notorious Henry Berry
owrey, who has been killed soverol
times, has again turned up.
Tho New Haven Register says the
Winsted pin factory turns out nearly
6,000,000 pins per dpy, 36,000,000 per
week, or about a pin for each man,
woman and child in tho United States.
Now, then, "what becomes of all the
The Edgofield Advertiser begs Mr.
Chos. Nordhoff, of tho New York Herald,
to go to Edgofield, where Radical igno?
rance and rascality will open wide his
The noted trotter, Kitty W?lls, died at
Hamilton, Ont., on Saturday, of conges?
tion of tho lungs, the result of injudi?
cious running. The owner valued her
A fire in Charleston, ob tho Cth, de?
stroyed o brick warehouse on North At?
lantic wharf. Several bales of Sea Island
cotton were also destroyed.
An old colored womon was killed near
Augusta by n railroad train, and a colored
boy drowned while bathing in a branch,
on tho 6th.
There werb 39 deaths in Charleston for
the week ending the 3d?whites 15; co?
Cizx Items.?Bend yonr own paper?
Thinking, not growth, makes perfect
The Choral Union will meet at Caro?
lina Hall, this evening, at 8? o'clock.
Our neighbor, Mrs. Hoffman, keeps
peaches?ripe peaches, juicy peaches;
we know it, we have tried them.
Xota JJtnc ? "Ho that gireth to the
poor, londcth to the Lord." Office hours
If generous impulses were followed,
one would run up to half the ladies on
the street and tell them they were losing
If you would bring up u child in the
way he would go, occasionally skirmish
along ahead of him and 1 point out the
A regular old-fashioned rain-storm,
accompanied by thunder and lightning,
cooled the atmosphere delightfully, yes?
One of the best proofs of the nation's
progress is the papers keeping up with
every change in tho style of ladies'
The dog-days begin this year on the
?1th and end on the 12th of August, dur?
ing which time, occurs the heated term
of the year.
The Hampton Legion have a rc-union
in this city and Orr's Rifles at Abbeville,
on the 21st?tho anniversary of tho bat?
tle of Manassas.
Now save your bedbugs. It has been
discovered that, soaked in a solution of
nitrate of potash, they produce a deli?
cate, delicious and penetrating perfume
for the handkerchief and toilet.
Prof. Tice is unkind enough to predict
a "Venusian perturbation" between the
10th anil 18th of the present month.
Let us hope that the cyclone earthquake
or what-not will skip this city.
The commencement exercises of Caro?
lina Collegiate Institute begin on
Wednesday evening, July 14, at 8 o'clock,
and will be continued during the next
Mr. F. W. Hollnich, music dealer, of
Cincinnati, Ohio, has presented us with
two very pretty pieces of song-mnsic,
"Darling Aroon" and "Pretty Little
Jakey," the price of each of which is 35
cents. Mr. Helmich's musical pro?
gramme is extensive and varied.
Rebuction of Subscription.?Tho
Weekly Gleaner, a large family paper,
containing from thirty to forty-eight
colnmns of closely printed reading mat?
ter, will bo furnished from this date at
the low price of $2 per annum, postage
included. Old subscribers will have
the time extended in proportion. The
desire is to furnish a good readable
weekly journal at a low rate to every
family within the State. The Gleaner
is issued every Wednesday, and will
contain tho latest telegrams to date of
I publication. Specimens furnished.
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Fire at Langley.?A special despatch
to the PncuNix from Augusta, says:
The warehouse of the Langley Cotton
Factory; containing 000 bales cotton and
200 bales goods, was struck by lightning,
burning it down. The pumps bursted
and assistance is urgently required.
Three engines were tah?i on special
trains. Numbers of stockholders left by
accommodation train. Wires down.
Heavy rains over this section.
Court of Com?on Pleas?Special
Term.?T^ie Court met at 10 A. M., yes?
terday, Hon. R. B. Carpenter presiding.
The case of the State of South Caro?
lina, plaintiff, against Niles G. Parker,
defendant, was continued. Ex-Gov. R.
K. Scott was called and examined as a
witness on the part of the State. Trea?
surer F. L. Csrdozo was also examined
on bobalf of the plaintiff; also, Capt. J.
L. Little, formerly a clerk in the Trea?
surer's office. A summary of the testi?
mony for tho plaintiff will bo given at
its close. The Court adjourned until 10
A. M., to-day.
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Now is tho harvest time of the ice
water fiend. He is doing great execution
in the national stomach. His chilly
little shrines are erected in thousands of
placet^ whereat one may ruin one's diges?
tion and frcezo one's vitals without
money and without price. For a tempe
rate nation, this is remarkably intempe?
rate in its wholesale consumption of tiny
icebergs in a state of semi-solution, and
it is not, by any means, impossible that
this cold water movement, carried too
far, may some day bring upon us tho
romance of "Ten Nights Near a Water
Cooler," not inferior in fluid honors to
tho Btondard Btory of "Ten Nights in a
Bar Room." No good thing is destined
to modem to use; so that the second cen?
tennial will probably see tho typical
American fiercely attacking a frightful
triangle of apple pie, and washing it
down with constant deluges from a glass
crammed with ice and prospective sto
List or New Advertisements. ?
Meeting Knights Templar.
Geo. L. Dial?Real Estate at Auction.
Merchant & Co.?Portland Cement.
Taylor & McCnllough?Hay.
A. S. Kelly A Co.?Elastic Japan Paint.
W. W. Davies?Schedule S. A U. R. R.