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i11an ailkes a Seusa.
D. C., March 2"-In
,ort will be found a
a wrangle between
n, of South Carolina,
eed and Long. The
iled report of the war
)rove of interest to the
ders, Mr. Trigg, of
mitted the conference
private claim bill com
ert If. Emery for the
of an iron and steel
3ine for the United
bill, as it passed the
priated $200,000. This
se reduced to $63,000.
nee report fixed the
100,000. Mr. Springer
report, and character.
Im as iniquitous. Mr.
f New Hampshire vig.
nded it and contended
im was a Just one. Mr.
e to oppose the bill, and
remarks created a great
itement and confusion.
"ed the claim as the most
nd unjust one which had
presented to Congress.
d it would show that a
rder to be successful, had
, fraudulent and large
divide, and to be pushed
less, persistent audacity.
said divide, he did not
vide with coll'eagues, here,
itnesses, attorneys, claim.
ex-members. He charged
ues with laziness [laugh.
ith not being willing to
the fraudulent claims
ited the statement made by
ger that when the bill was
sideration in the House,
emen on the Repu.lican
t friends of the claimant,
to him and said that if he
rmit the bill to go through
ting $63,000, the claimant
satisfied. It was on that
that he had refrained from
libustering against the bill.
o gentlemen were Mr. Long,
qe 9_ and ?M?r .Re o,i.
A Rfap for Mr. Trenhloln,
The Macon, Ga., Telegraph an(d
Messenger says editorially : .
Recently a Southern society has
been formed in New York city. It
had its first annual feed and oratory
on the night of February 22nd.
After reading the proceedings we
are forced to a confession of disap.
pointment. There was nothing de.
velot,ed of which Southerners have
any special reason to be proud. But
about the same time other societies
were feeding and talking and now
and then a Southerner paid for his
plate by a postprandial effort.
At the dinner of the board of
trade of New York, General Sher.
man was called upon to give his ex
perience of "Marching through Geor
gia." This is the General's best
piece. He always enthuses over the
recollection of the unopposed raid
from Atlanta to Savannah, when
the swords of his warriors were
nightly flashed on the. contents of
the smoke houses of Georgia plant
ers, when burning mansions dimmed
the rays of his camp fires, and when
the loot was rich and the danger
On this occasion he is thus quo.
But, as a man said to me to-night,
a man (Mr. Trenholm) whom I re
gard with the. highest esteem, "Harsh
and stern as that march was I am
glad you did it."
Mr. Trenholm is a South Caroli.
nian and occupies a responsible po
sition under the present administra.
tion. His words will be accepted
by the people of the North as the
language of a representative man.
In behalf of some of the people of
Georgia, . we enter protest. Mr.
Trenholm may be glad that Sherman
devastated the State of Georgia, but
there are some people here who do.
not share his joy. It is true that
some folks calling themselves Geor.
gians, desired to give Sherman a
banquet on one occasion and this
may be the warrant for the speech
f Mr. Trenholm. He may very nat.
irally think that it is his duty to be
AN INT1E1tVIEWF, WITH NEEP.1 Y.
'Th1e Apbearance or the Person Under
so Grave a Clarie.
By the courtsey of Sheriff Rowan
a representative of '1Le Register was
yesterday afforded an opportunity
for an interview with J. II. Neely,
charged with criminal assault on a
child at Chester.
tating the object of his errand to
Jailer Coleman, the reporter was ad.
mitted to Columbia's safe repository
of criminals, taken up stairs and
through the grated door to the North
line of cells in which the white por.
tion of the prisoners are confined.
Iausing at the iron grating which
closes the passage leading by the
cells, the jailer called out "Mr.
In response to the call, the person
addressed came out of the third cell
from the door and came forward to
the door-way, while his fellow-pris.
oners clustered at respectful distance
to learn the object of the visitation.
The person against whom this
grave charge is brought is certainly
one of the last in personal appear
ance to suggest anything of the kind.
-Of spare build and more than or.
ainary height, his head reached al.
most to the top of the grating. He
has a pleasant face, partly covered
by heavy black side whiskers,
streaked with gray, and a pair of
ark gray eyes, that are able to look
one straight in the face.
le was neatly clad in a business
suit, and, but for tumble hair and a
slight paleness, showed no outward
signs of the perilous position in which
he finds himself placed.
The reporter being introduced,
stated the reason of his visit not to
be the gratification of idle curiosty,
but the affording of an opportunity
to the prisoner, if he saw fit, to have
published some statement of his side
of the case.
le expressed his appreciation of
the offer, and appeared glad to see
the reporter, but stated that his coun
3el had instructed him "not to talk."
je did, however enter into conver
as qthers have, but the idea of any.
thing like what lie was charged with
never had entered his mind.
The reporter finally prepared to
withdraw, and asked the prisoner if
there was anything lie needed, lie
replied that his quaers were clean
and he was as comfortable as any.
body could be in such a grave situa.
tion as his, and said some very pleas.
lug things of his treatment by Sherifr
Rowan as the jailer,
"There is one thing I should like
if I could get it," he said, in conclu.
"What is that?" asked the reporter
"I want to have The Reyister sent
to me," was the reply.
Finding that no objection thereto
existed the scribe promised to see to
the matter and withdrew.
During the interview Neely talked
straight-forwardly and seemed reas
onably calm and composed, and. his
manner and appearance is character.
ized to make it diflicult for one to be.
lieve that lie is the perpetrator of a
crime in the condemnation and ab.
horrence of which all must join.
'Ihe trial, which shall prove Neely's
guilt or innocence, occurs at the next
term of the Court of General Sessions
for Chester county, to' be held in
Chester this month.--Colun>hi(t Rey.
ister, AIwch 4th.
An Ugly AIruir In Chester.
CHESTEit, March L.-John Iar.
vey Neely, a large farmer on Fishing
Creek in this county was arrested
and lodged in the jail at this place
last Sunday charged with ravishing
the four-year-old daughter of George
B3. Mosely, who lives near Lowrys.
ville, and is a brother-in-law of Neely.
he crime is alleged to have been
'ommitted on Saturday morning,
ieely-having stayed at Mosely's
louse on Friday night.
Neely came to Chester about mid.
lay last Saturday and tried to sell a
;pan of horses, but failing to do so,
ie became intoxicated and took a
'oom at the Cotton Hotel on Satur
lay night. He was arrested on Sun.
Ia jeri jflo Son a
A. U. JONE'S, Pul slaher
Mr. Tillman's farmers' movement
than its enemies say there is it will
soon eXpire of pure inanition.
If there is any cause for Mr. Till.
man's agitation it should not and
cannot be suppressed by any amount
of opposition that may be arrayed
OUR ME;XICAN VE1,11;1tANS.
A Partial List of the Survivors of the
011 1'aulnict.to Regiment..
South Carolina and Illinois are the
only States which have published
rolls of their sons who participated
in the war with Mexico, The rolls
of the regiments from the other States
are pigeon-holed in the war depart.
ment at Washington. The Legisla.
Lure of Illinois authorized its Gover.
nor to demand a copy of the rolls of
Mexican war soldiers from that State;
and the roll of the Palmetto Regi.
ment, giving the names of those who
were killed in Mexico, was published
) private enterprise under the super
vision of Governor S. 11. Means, of
South Carolina. A beautifully framed
opy of the roll of the Palmetto Regi.
ment was presented to the City Coun
,.l of Charleston several years ago by
Lhe late W. S. Hastie, and hangs in
he Mayor's office at the City Hall.
Application has been made to Mr. i
A. M. Kenedy, secretary of the Na
tional Association of Veterans of the <
Mexican war, for a list of tihe stir.
vivors of the Palmetto Regiment,
ind of the widows of veterans, but lie
s unable to furnish such a list.
NIujor W. B. Stanley,- of Columbia,
.resident of the Survivor's Associa. (
Aion of the Palmetto Regiment, was 1
Iso unable to give a list of the sur
vivors, or of the surviving widows. i
Nlajor Stanley is of the opinion that
not more than twenty-five of the gal.
'ant old Palmetto Regiment are now
ive, but this is under the true figure 1
i8 a reporter for the Suiiy News has
.ollected the following list of sur
tivors from inquiries made in Char
eston alone :
ii El '
etc. If she dcpnllids ou her daily
labor to obtain her subsis"tence, an
female who has attained the age of
forty-five years is in a state of lisa
bility that wvoul(i bie regrded' as a
disqualieation for doing a fair day's
work. '.'herefore, the widow of f:orty
flve is in the same category as tbe
soldier at fifty-five years.
If i soldier of the M,xicain N-ar ill.
curred a disabilit,y Ihilie sulse
quent,ly engaged I in the Con fede(rate
service, it would he folly in lim to
plead that (isabilty ats a reason for
his pension ; but if he is fify..fie
years old lhe should be entitled to
pension on1 account of his inability to
perform a fair day's labor the same
ats any other beneficiary. l'herefore,
he should not be cateellised on sIll)
lects that are a dead-lettLer in this law
by the repeal of Section .1,'7 ( so f'atr
ts it relates to this law.
"Uur Womel Ill the Wa r.
The above was the sujclcl xi
)y Capt. F. W. Dawson. of t;Iv Nri("a
und Couralicr, f'or his cha ste and el(
luent address bef'tre te l?i.hth A ll
ual Rieunion of the Assoiation (-f
.he laryla (1Ii ba i Lhitire- last
I'uesday night W(-eVk' T1Ile A(mly
)f Altisic, where the reluiion was
iel(, was filled( to its Itnmost, cpaei
.y by the best people of the eil..
f he stage was 4':uil I Iy tle I il'.s'
mee of mIany of the nlost d istil.
;uished vitizens of' Ial.tiore id
thier cities, anllt II!f w lll were
ilayor I lodges, of lialtiiiioi'e- (e11
3radley '. .Johnsion, Presideni, of the
ssociation of the Mlaryland ine,
apt. P. 'W. )awson, tihe orator of'
le evening, the lion. I1gh S.
hopson, Ex-(iove,Inilior of ;( 11tli
arolina, I.;x-Alym"' , liow .J111g'
3rown, of Ialtinmre, nd ( Gens.
Lriu ble and G eorre I. Stewart.
P he audience nimbered1 between two
4housanld people, to whom Capt.
)awson, the orator of the evenin.
was happily, gracef'ully and e0
luently introduced by G"ell. .ohnsol,n
,ble .Iresidenit oif t,be A SSOCjio).
,aptain Dawson's speech was in
wer wy wnrLhy o' the an and the