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COLUMBIA, S. C
Saturday Morning, July 17, 1875.
The despatches havo of Into brought
into prominence tbnt excrescence known
as the "Sick men of Turkoy." The Eng?
lish hnve had him up in their Parlia?
ment und recently discussed his financial
condition (which is decidedly rotten)
and the debts he owes England in bor?
rowed money. The sentiment seems to
bo that tho Sublime^Porte is not a very
good institution to lend money to, as the
debt of $750,000,000 is not likely to be
paid, and tho expenses of running tho
Government eat up the revenue of SOO,
000,000. In addition to this, the revo?
lution which broke out the other day, in
Herzegovina, a province of European
Turkey, just East of the Austrian pro?
vince of Dalmatia, on tho Adriatic, is
likely to prove a very serious thing for
the Turks. Thoy formerly owned the
narrow strip of land known as Dalmatia,
but tho Austrians have, since 1707, pos
eessedjDalmatia, with tho exception of a
few years during Napoleon's supremacy.
The population of Herzegovina is Slavic
for tho most part, and the language is
similar to that spoken in Dalmatia, and
the probability is that tho people would
prefer to bo annexed to the Austrian ter?
ritory, an arrangement, however, which
Austria cannot approve, owing to her
pledges to the European powers with
reference to Turkey. In 18G9, a revolu-1
tion occurred in Dalmatia quite similar
to that now in progross in Herzegovina.
The peoplo roso up against tho execution
of an Austrian military law and were
with difficulty subdued, ns they were as
Bistod by large bodies of soldiers from
Herzegovina. The prosont Herzegovian
insurrection has been caused by the at?
tempt of Turkish officials to collect taxes
for tho depleted national treasury, and
thoy aro ovidently deriving aid and com?
fort from their brethren in Dalmatia.
The English have moved .very slowly
in bettering the condition of their labor?
ing classes. Indeed, the work with them
is but just begun, while they have (that
is, the high-toned philanthropists,)
busied themselves immensely about for?
mer affairs in the United States?slavery,
for instance The white slavery of Eng?
land among the farm hands has been,
and is, in many districts, as severe as
the severest form ofi African slavery.
Hosts of men to-day in England have no
method to redress their wrongs or better
their condition, but tho attempts to ex?
tend the franchise to this class during
tho last few years show that progress is
being mado, and the vote tnken in tho
House of Commons, on Tuesday, was
sufficiently strong to suggest the thought
that the extension of the franchise is
only a question of timo. Tho argument
presented when the petition from 00,000
members of the Agricultural and Labor?
ers' Union was under consideration was
to tho effect that, if lodgers in cities
were entitled to vote, small house-hold?
ers in tho country were entitled to the
same privilege. The vote on the fran?
chise bill lacked 102 of a majority, but
tho working men have with them fully
one-third of the House of Commons,
which is leaven that will work. It would
seem that tho only way to deliver Eng?
land from hor discontented agricultural
population would bu to let tho rent-pay?
ers vote for men who can secure an ame?
lioration of their condition.
Under date of June 28th, a correspond?
ing member of the Illach Hills scientilic
party writes of the progress of the expe?
dition in its search for gold. None has
been found in paying quantities, and
California Joe summarizes the result of
Prof. Jenney's exploration, in tho remark
that "ther ain't no poor man's diggings."
In spito of tho military and tho Indians,
about 500 minors have found their way
to the hills, and are prospecting vigor?
ously. Prof. Jennoy preserves rigid
secrecy in referenco to his geological in?
vestigations, but as tho miners owe no
allegiance to the Interior Department,
there is no danger that tho fact of the
discovery of rich deposits of gold will bo
concealed for any great length of time.
Such news would bo sure to leak out.
but, as thero has been no such leak as
yet, there is no occasion for o fresh epi?
demic of gold fover.
Mrs. Jane T. Butler, who died in
Greenville a few days ago, had in her
veins truly noble American blood. She
was the daughter of Commodore C. :,B.
Porry and the sister of tho renowned
Commodore O. H. Perry, of tho battle of
Lake Erie and "We havo met the enemy
and they are ours" famo; the mother of
Genoral M. C. Butlor, and a relative I < f
many of the most distinguished families
of South Carolina. She had reached Iii e
Sroat age of eighty-four. She was born ip,
City Items.?Thermometer several de?
grees above 100, yesterday.
Tho State census-takers are around.
Prepare your figures.
Now-a-days the people sigh sighs of
Tho Anderson Conservator has merged
ill tho Intelligencer.
Mr. John J. Dargan succeeds Mr. Ken?
nedy as the editor of 77ie True Southron.
lD?n tho flics und mosquitoes," is tho
most common expression one hears these
Some ladies, this season, wear wings
?on their hats?but it doesn't make 'cm
The travel over the Greenville and Co?
lumbia Railroad is heavy just now?
nearly every train goes out full.
An itch for office docs not always lead
to a niche in the temple of lame. This is
a humorous remark.
Ladies will find on the bargain coun?
ters at Wm. D. Love A Co. 's a great many
goods, at less than half their value.
A man of high moral standing would
rather treat an offence with contempt
than show his, indignation by uttering
an oath. It is Vigor.
Mr. H. Dent -furnished a barbecue for
a private"party a day or two ago, at the
Fielding place, arid a jolly time they had
of it. ,
Those who havo not seen Keep's partly
made shirts at SIC a dozen, should not
fail to call at Wan. D. Love A Co.'s.
They are agents for their sale in Colum?
Tho Civil Rights Rill does not privi?
lege a colored man to rob smoke-houses,
and the sooucr he discovers this fact, the
bettor it will bo for hi>? widow and or?
Wo are indebted to tho Republican
Printing Company for a copy of the Re?
ports and Resolutions of the General
Assembly at tho regular session of |
"Pa," said a little fellow the other day,
"wasn't Job an editor?" "Why, Sammy?"
"Because the Bible informs us that ho
had much trouble, and was a man of |
sorrow all the days of his life:"
Mr. D. Goodman has a supply of a ne?
cessary article for the heated term?a
collection of umbrellas of various styles,
qualities and prices; some with orna?
mented handles and sonic without. They
aro worth inspecting.
Many newspaper men aro pitching
into the abominable pin-back dresses
worn by tho ladies. The knights of the
quill can write with impunity, as they
can readily keep out of the way of the
indignant fair ones, who aro pinned
back so tightly that they cannot move
A fourtecn-ycar old boy, named Cla?
rence "Willis, shot his cousin, a daughter
of Mr. Thomas Dawson, at the residence
of the gnlud-father, Mr. J. II. Hornsby,
yesterday morning. The bullet entered
the right breast, and the physician in
attendance has not been able to discover
it. Gross carelessness is the general opi?
RcnrcrioN or SunscniiTiON.?The
Wm.Ki.v Glkanku, a large family paper,
containing from thirty to forty-eight
columns of closely printed reading mat?
ter, will bo furnished from this date at
the low price of S2 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. Tho Cleaneu
is issued every Wednesday, and will
contain the latest telegrams to date of
publication. Specimens furnished.
Wilted linen, broken fans, broad
brimmed hats, flabby faces and Happing
handkerchiefs warn us that the summer
solstice is closing in. Man goes about
in his shirt sleeves, careless of his fame,
and views with complacency the loss of
his collars and his curls. Wo havo taken
to consulting tho thermometers, and all
agrco that, liko them, it would bo plea
santest to bo hung in the shade. The
soda tanks overllow with harmless tip?
ples, and no bar is without its mint and
I straws. We respiro only to perspire,
and in discussing how to keep cool we
only succeed in keeping warm. Even
Dr. Kane's excellent remarks upon tho
North Pole, and tho raro versos begin?
ning "Snow, snow, beautiful snow,"
furnish small roliof. It requires a stretch
of the imagination to realize tho frigid
delights of tho Arctic circlo, and our
imagination is mostly now upon the
homo stretch. And as to "Beautiful
Snow," the mere mention of tho subject
would arouse all its authors in tho coun
(try, and wo should probably loso our
scalps. But if wo cannot kocp cool, lot
us at least glory in our ability to endure
tho heat. Tho sickly fellows who havo
gono off to tho country are not half as
rave as wo are who endure the fatigue
and tho warmth of tho town, in order
that their affairs may be in good shape
when thoy . return. If they aro jolly
good and. cool, wo aro certainly royally
rich'andhot. There! Whewl T
Ext it a Term Covi-.t of Common Pleas
?The Parkeb Trial?Jl-doe Hooe's AR?
gument foe the defence.?TllO Court
met at 10 A. M., yesterday. Judge S. L.
With tho permission of the Court and
gentlemen of the jury, after a session of
two weeks' duration, in listening to the
complicated testimony of this case, and
tho long arguments which tho distin?
guished gentlemen for the plaintiff have
made, the Attorney-General in his open?
ing address to tho jury, wherein he told
you what he expected and proposed to
prove, and the discussion of the testi?
mony by his distinguished associate, the
jury must be necessarily wearied and out
of patience. He then said that he would,
therefore, present his urguun nt iu ns
short a lime as the importance of tho
case and his duty to the defendant would
permit; he said that he had gnat faith in
the juries of the country and perfect
confidence in the integrity of the jury
he was addressing; that notwithstanding
the most distinguished newspaper in the
State has said that this jury is composed
of mechanics, farmers, laborers and
working men, and notwithstanding the
fact that some of them had never had
the advantages of a collegiate education,
yet, when he looked into their faces, he
could tell that they were men of intelli?
gence, capable of appreciating the mag?
nitude of the interests in their charge
and the importance of the caso and were
fully capable of deciding it properly; he
said that he was well aware that, if the
gentlemen charged with the editorial de?
partment of tho paper referred to could
have their own way, some of the gentle?
men now on this jury would never
have been allowed to bo there: but
he thanked God that they did not
control the courts of tho country yet.
He said that after this expression of con?
fidence in the character of the jury, he
would proceed to reply to the distin?
guished counsel who have already spoken,
firstly, to the Attorney-General's opening
address, and, secondly, to his associates'
argument on tho testimony. He said
that tho Attorney-General's ability was
well recognized in all of the courts in
this State, and that he was by far the
most eloquent and powerful advocate in
this commonwealth; that the Attorney
General had come before them with clean
hands, and, be believed, a pure heart;
yet tho Attorney-General savs that he
has been compelled" to hang his head in
shamo because of the misdeeds of this
defendant who is a fellow-ltopnblican in
this great party. He said that he, with
the Attorney-General, eagerly felt the
wrongs done by the Republican party of
the State and regretted them; that, in
the last campaign, when the lawyers
and politicians on both sides were dis?
cussing the financial condition of the
State, when the Republican party put
Daniel H. Chamberlain in as Governor
of the State, with the Attorney-General
and Governor Chamberlain, he, too, had
pledged good and honest government to
the people of the State; but when he and
the Governor, and the Attorney-General,
and tho Judge on the bench, and all
others who took part in that campaign,
promised the people good government,
they promised that they would open up
a new book, and not that thoy would go
back into the past for dead issues and
wrongs. Wo now hear from all sides,
from everybody and from all the news?
papers in the State that tho governnn nt
is good, that Mr. Chamberlain makes a
good and efficient Governor for all the
people, and vet the Attorney-General
hangs his head in shame, and goes wan?
dering up and down the banks of
the Congaree 15ivor, with that .settled
melancholy on his face, la cause some?
body has ( barged Nib s G. Parker with
corruption. Now let us, gentlemen, en?
able the Attorney-General s face to beam
again, as he holds it up in the sunlight,
with joy and smiles, by finding by your
verdict that Parker is innocent of this
charge, and that he is an honest man.
The State says that Park? r, while Trea?
surer, took 8150,000 of coupons from the
treasury, which coupons were the pro?
perty of the State, and ask you for a ver?
dict for what they claim they have proved
Parker has taken. They ask you for
judgment for $150,000, which they say
was Parker's share of the ?150,000 which
Khnpton divided out. Hero tho Attor?
ney-General interrupted the speaker and
stated that tho plaintiff asked for judg?
ment for $225,000. Judge H?ge said
that he knew that was in the complaint,
but that if there was anything proved in
tho plaintiff's case, if Ladd's testimony
proved anything at all, it did prove that
Parkor had not received tho whole of
$150,000 of coupons, but had received
only $150,000 of coupons; ho said that
the plaintiff had tak*n every possible ad?
vantage in this case; that at the last term
of this Court, a grand jury was in ses?
sion, and they might have brought their
witnesses before it and have asked for an
indictment against him on a criminal
charge, but that not ono word was ever
said to tho grand jury about Niles G.
Parker. Tho State had an object in all
this; it knew that if Parker was indicted
on a criminal charge, he would havo
greater advantages in selecting a jury,
and that tho proof, in order to con?
vict, would havo to bo stronger and more
conclusive than that now required in
this civil case; that tho counsel for the
Statu will only urgo that the prepon?
derance of tho testimony is on tho side
of the plaintiif, and will ask for a verdict
on that ground; that the jury should re?
member that Parker was on one .side of
this case, and tho great State of South
Carolina on the other, and that Parker
had to pay for his lawyers; that it will
cost the State moro money to prosecute
this case than it will ever" .'jggl ? oven if
Parkor is convicted,; ,that 48nwja has
tho distinguished' services of tho Attor?
ney-General and' of other eminent ability
in thoso of Col. Rion. He said that there
were two theories, in this case; ono he
would call the Dnnn-Meltonhrh'theory,
and tho other the Chamberlain-Cardozo
theory; that the former was embodied in
the legislative committce'H report during
tho last session of the Legislature, and
on which Mr. Cardozo was brought up
for removal; that Governor Chamberlain
had sided with Mr. Cardozo; that was
where this light first commenced; in that
trial, before tho representatives of the
entire people sitting as a court, with
learned counsel employed to discuss the
tacts, where politics did not enter, where
all the Democratic members of the Le?
gislature, eminent gentlemen, such as
Mr. Trenholm, the greatest financier
South of Mason A Dixon's lino, not only
spoko in lavor of Mr. Cardozo's theory,
which is the theory wc now pros< nt, but
actually voted for his acquittal on a state
of facts almost tho same now insisted
upon by the defendant in this cast; he
believed that this jury would do just as
the Legislature had done, viz: they
would acquit any one charged with the
same offence on this state of facts. The
State must first show that S 150,000 are
missing, and that Parker took this
amount, before they can convict him;
he said that the Suite's witnesses
were not unwilling witnesses; he said i
that the State had thrown out her
drag-nets all over the State for witnesses,
and yet it did not have Owens, its most
important witness, according to its the?
ory, to testify in its behalf; why didn't
they have ((wens' testimony taken by
commission? Host assured that if the
Attorney-tieneral had not known before?
hand that Owens'testimony would damn
his case, he would have placed him on
the stand; they had ?imo to every part of
the State for evidence they had even
gone to New York for Kiiupton's evi?
dence?and yet they could not get "J.
Y. P.'s" testimony; he was in Lanrcns?
why could they not have him her? ? He
then called attention to Kiiupton's testi?
mony, without which the Attorney-Gen?
eral, at the last term of the Court, had
said he was unable to go to trial with?
out; now he defied any one to point out
in Kiiupton's testimony one word that
could hurt Parker in the slightest de?
gree; he challenged the Attorney-General
to discuss it before tin-jury, and to show
a single word that militates against Par?
ker in the slightest. Yet this is the tes?
timony that the Attorney-General could
not go to trial without having. Why,
when this testimony of Kiiupton's was
read in open Court for the first time, the
Attorney-General was staggered?he said
he was surprised; he had the Court ad?
journed over on this account alone; he
then read from the reports ami resolu?
tions of the General Assembly for 1874 5
the Attorney-General's opinion, where
he says that, after paying the expenses
of Dunn's examination of Kimpton,
which he could not attend because of
sickness, this examination was without
result; he said that when he was calm,
and before the rivalry the advocacy of a
I cause was aroused in him. He then
spoke of Ladd's testimony; said that
Ladd had not said that Parker
told him he had settled with Kimp?
ton in New York as Financial
Agent, but simply that he had settled
with Kimpton in Now York. Now, what
could prevent Parker from going to New
York and buying bonds from Kimpton;
or if Kimpton had stolen the bonds, and
Parker had nothing to do with it, why
hold Parker responsible? if Parker had
stolen these coupons which* Ladd says
he saw in his safe, does any one suppose
Parker would have shown stolen pro?
perty to such a man as Ladd? he would
rather have concealed it; there is no pri?
vate office or safe in the State House;
when the- State says Parker ordered cer?
tain coupons not to be cancelled and af?
terwards put them in his private safe,
they mean that he put it in a safe to
which he alone had access; and, in his
opinion, it would have been better if
"this man Tappan" hail never known
the combination on this safe while Par?
ker was away; if he blamed Captain
Parker for anything, it was because he
had not put all the bonds and coupons
in the treasury in that safe and kept the
combination from Tappan and known
only to himself; Cardozo's testimony was
that there were $588,000 of coupons in
the treasury more than were called for as
vouchers, nnd that coupons were con?
stantly turning up; that the State cannot
show when there has been an examina?
tion of the vaults of the treasury, and
that until proper officers swear that they
have examined every nook and corner
and pigeon-hole of the vaults of the- trea?
sury, and reported that certain coupons
thai should bo there are missing, the
jury cannot determine whether they are
gone or not; that Col. ltion had tried to
show the jury that there was no diversion
of tho $450,000,.and that Parker got and
kept every cent* of it; that this was a
pretty theory, but counsel knew
why" it was argued that Parker
had got all these coupons; if the jury
believed any of Ladd's testimony, if they
believe from bis testimony that Parker
had $150,000 of coupons, they must be?
lieve the rest, viz: that our distinguished
Governor, Daniel H. Chamberlain, got
his $50,000, Neagle his, Scott his and
Kimpton $150,000. Hero the Court in?
terrupted the counsel and told him that
he should not reflect upon any of the
State Government. Judge H?ge replied
that ho only wished the Court to allow
him to finish his remarks, in order to
prove that no reflection was meant. He
then said that the jury should not believe
any of Ladd's testimony; Mr. Chamber?
lain's character was too woll established
in this State to need any vindication ot
his hands, or to suffer by any such testi?
mony as Ladd's; that he was the Govern?
or's friend and supporter; had voted for
him and would continue to stand by
him as long as ho was truo to the princi
tles of the Republican party; counsel
new Ladd; his testimony was a pretty
piece of acting. Why, great God! he had
told all this before the Attorney-General
and knew just what he was expected, to
say on the stand; then why this shrink?
ing and pulling back, as if he did not
want to testify? The jury was to judge
whether they would believe him or not;
tho Court might tell them that Ladd's
testimony was before them unimpoaehed
and uhcontrndicted, yet the jury was to
judge all tho circumstances and" Ladd's
character when they retired to their
room; they must remember that the man
who pretended to be an unwilling wit?
ness managed to tell everything he knew,
and, counsel thought, a little more;
Ladd had been Parker's ward since 1808;
Parker had left his family in his
charge when lie was absent in Eu?
rope, and yet this recipient of Parker's
bounty comes here a willing witness
to testify against his benefactor; if
Ladd had a spark of manhood in him,
he would have put the river which
bounds this State on the North, or
the river which bounds it on the West,
if he had to beg his way to do it, before
he would come here and testify against
his friend and helper. Roinember that
when yon go into your room, gentlemen,
that you are masters and kings of this
whole testimony, and may receive or re?
ject it as you please. He was willing to
trust the witness and his testimony to
their hands. He despised ingratitude
more than anything else; Ladd's testi?
mony reminded him of the fable of the
peasant finding tho frozen serpent, which
stung the hand that warmed it back to
life; ho wanted to know where Owens
was; said the counsel lor the State were
trying to enact Hamlet, with Hamlet left
out; he said there was not one word
from "J. Y. P.;" he said that certain
boxes of coupons were regularly brought
into court and paraded around at 10
o'clock, like Barman's elephant. He
said that his view of the case was that
Kimpton was the elephant described by
Col. Rion, with a capacious trunk or
pocket, not for grass, but for bonds; that
when bonds began to be issued, Kimp?
ton was constantly urging upon the
Financial Board to send on more bonds,
more bonds, more bonds; that these
bonds were hypothecated from twenty
five to fifty ?rents of their value for loans,
for which a large interest had tobe paid;
that there were $7,000,000 of conversion
bonds issued, and at one time Kimpton
had$5,000,000 of them: these bonds had
advantages that others did not have, and
were sold, some of them, in two days
after they were issued; the jury must
not blame poor Parker with all the
financial difficulties and misfortunes of
the past; that he was but one of a board
of three men who managed the finances
of the State; the manipulation of bonds
in New York accounts for all these
irregularities; it was impossible for
one man to attend to this great financial
manipulation of so many bonds,
and keep everything regular. The
coupons which the Comptroller-Gene?
ral had found in the wrong box was
nothing, when many strange and unac?
customed hands had been examining
them; it was to be expected that they
would get mixed; it was ridiculous to
ask twelve sensible men to believe this
kind of stuff; mere irregularities do not
imply fraud; there were only $14 or $18
in tho treasury when Parker went in
after the war, and he and all of his as?
sistants, &c, were inexperienced and
unaccustomed to so great regularity and
rigid observance of all rules as was to be
expected from the present incumbent;
because the office-holders had acquired
experience in four years they did not
have at first; because somebody had said
that Scott, Parker and Chamberlain had
made money while in office, must they
go and convict Parker of taking these
coupons? Could not Republicans make
money as well as Democrats? He used
to hear a great deal about men coming
down lu n; to make money, and dust
when they had stolen enough; it was
proper that the people should complain
of this; but has Parker dusted? Has he
run away? What little money he had,
he put iii the building on Main street,
which Col. Kion calls his stumbling
block; if Parker were to name it, he
would probably call it Parker's Folly,
for it was a financial failure; yet he gave
work to the poor and employment to the
laboring man; be has left his money here
among us; and the- other day this build?
ing was sold under a mortgage of $14,
001); did this look as if Parker had stolen
money, when his property had to be sold
to pay $14,000? But the jury should cut
loose from polities, and decide the case
on the law and the merits; these matters
had been brought up, and he felt bound
to reply to them; he then recapitulated
the case, and asked that it be decided
without passion or prejudice; that he
wanted justice?was not like the Irish?
man Col. Rion said wanted nnything else
but justice; whoever heard of an Irish?
man asking for anything but justice?
On account of the illness of Mr. C. D.
Melton, the Court adjourned until 0
o'clock, this morning.
List of New Advertisements.
Independent Steam Fire Engine Co.
Sleeve Button Lost.
Ho! for tho Sohuetzen-Platz.
Hotel Annrvals, July 1C.?Mansion
House ?T. B. Hollingsworth, N. C.; Jos.
L. Hart, Charleston; L. M. Dodamead.
city; G. M. Harnian, S. C ; T. L. Kellv,
1'. T>. Lenord, N. C.; John B. Carlisle,
S. C.; W. B. Wheoler, G. L. Turner, U.
S. A.; B. F. Mauldin, G. A C. R. R.; J.
S. Bowers and wife, S. C.
The peoplo of Camdon arc in earnest
about their factory. A meeting was held
on Saturday last and a committee was
appointed to examine tho eligible sites
for a factory in tho vicinity of Camden,
and to visit the citizens of tho County
and solicit subscriptions to the capital
stook. The company will be permanent?
ly organized in October.
Tho Atlanta Oonstlttuion tells of a man
named W. A. Shields, a machinist in a
paper mill, who eloped with a young girl
eighteen years old, who had been living
with Shields' family as a sort of govern?
ess. Shields has a wife and five children.