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A DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL DEVOTED TO T
ORANGEBTJKG, S. O,, F
TERESTS OF ORANGEBURG COUNTY.
JANUARY 3, 1879
SHERIDAN & SIMS, Proprio
Ministers of the Oospcl-.-.?.
First Instertlon. ...n???u....??.
Kneh Subsequent Insertion.
Liberal contracts nmtlu for 3 m|
? 33i mmmm -. ?
is $n&$?fa:ft4o 6o am. kinds
it is a
ng to say of
carry a uurse
fraud and injue
BETTER TO BE RIGHT AND fiAIL
THAN WRONG AND 8UCCE
f L'Vom tho Bnptlat tjourlor,
There is such a thing, wo a
n ami cd, despite appcarancesi
lleve, though some may bo di&osed
to smile at our credulity, th^there
are men who every year go d
the politi.al arena and come
smirched ; men who feel tha;
serious thing to have a hand
conduct of government for c
or nation, who walk humb
the weight of their responsU
seek divine guidance nnctf
and whose souls loathe M
false, hollow and unjust
men, it must bo admitted
tion&l. May God multipl
ber, for they are tho
It is humiliating to have
that, as a rule, even Christ]
agreed to leave their con
home when they go into
contest. "Everything is fy'r in love,
wai nnd politics," is. thrje-accepted
principle; and the r
?very protest of^mon
is. "You^-fiTnwt flprh '_
Ire/' or,'**We are on
>wn weapons against
Now, we have no]
^the course of one poetical party more
than another, norfe f the particular
ends sought to bJ^/jUained by this
aide or that. ^,#Ave do mean to
say that 'HhercJwjffimething nobler
than victory ; ! at J^s better to fail
With cleaA hnjfis thanj to succeed by
dishonest and/ignoble inenns, because
such succes?nvill prove in the long
run the w/n-st of failures, and will
a ourse with itl How much
.justice was'practiced all
over Ibis broad land dnjring the late
.campaign and election It is impossi-'
ble to say. We have no reason to
believe that there was more than is
ioinmon In times of grbat political
pxcitement and conflict. ! It is not of
recent events that we write, it is o
/principles which apply to all times
"and all parties.
Govenment is of God, and every
man who baa anything to do with gov
srnment, from tne most ignorant and
obscure laborer whoso highest glory
is to cast a vote, to tho gr-ondesfand
mightiest offlciSl?frpm the rice fields
ery one is bouqd to use his political
privileges ?nd powers in the fear of
How has it come to pass that
IWashington City iscommonlylspoken
of by intelligent foreigners, Vnd by
honest men among oursi lvcsf&s a den
of thieves? How is it that State
capitals are so often regarded as
Isinks of corruption, and many city
/governments as fiendish machines
[controlled by powerful "rings" for
?their own vile, selfish erdsj? What
ias brought about this state J>f things,
nit the almost universal exjerciee of
ihe.f njidanee of
passion or sellisWfWHSBHhout the
olighest regard to the suggestions of
conscience? Any kind or Agreed of
villiany appears to be expect ed in the
conduct of political affairs. ] And the
men who practice It?how (are they
treated by society, the best1 society ?
even the church? (for they are some
times religious men?by profession.)
Are they scorned and acouted ?
Are they dealt with as yot would
deal with your neighbor who i md told
you a lie or practiced some fraud
upon you in your social reflations?
No, truly. Th^y arc petted, they
are lionized, their names are .blazon
ed everywhere, and their wcWiderful
speeches heard tvith shouts of ap^
|lause by admiring thousand^. Noth
ig is too good for them,/no glory
great for them. Accordingly, we
<d the vilest men in plac/es of honor
trust, men who are rofadly ambi
or meanly greed ? oft gain.
?body sees it, everybody la
It, everybody denounce.-! couq
jgislatnre, Congress?and yet
mass of the -people continue to
political privilege/s without once
ig to conscience, Here s my
?-be thou ray guide I
ppose it were .otherwise, j Snp
every man in; tho eountlry dc
with what \ political party he
act, and winnt candidates he
support, t/pon conscientious
unds, with thei fear of God tbeforc
Suppose that eyery^ one,
went tr> tho ballot-box, re
8 must give account
vote, just as surely as
deed of his life, and
h a pure conscience?
tion we should present
volution which would
slice, impurttgAnd kna
up truth, homBR virtue,
ese, solid prosperity/ We
man supported fo r of
character could not bear
; no more selfish, scheming
i in legislative and congres
lls. ? Our representatives
men in whom all have con
and our statesmen above ;sus
O, blessed oyes that ; hall
ther one party or another snail
tho preponderance is not/ the
r of first conseqonce in a eyun
iko ours, however important it
sometimes be. Far more mo
us is it that each man ose his
icol privileges always unselfish
eligiously, with a conscience void
offence towards God and men.
Those aro golden words of Frederick
Robertson's: "Better is it to sup
port a wrong causo conscientiously,
than a right one insincerely. Better
is it to bo a true roan on the side of
wrong, than a false man on tho side
There is something above all party
to which our loyalty is due, some
thing which shall live when all par
tics have had their day and vanished
from the earth, something which
shall survive the grave a~d meet us
at the judgment. God help ms to be
loval ilrst of all to conscience. C.
Swindling the Negroes.
While the stalwart organs of.the
North are pretending to believe that
the colored man does uot under any
circumstances, vole tho Democratic
ticket, they seem to forget tho sad
lesson the negro has learned from his
experience with the carpet-bagger
and with the freedman's bank swindle.
In order to make him turn thorough
ly a licpublican, the negro was told
that his loyalty, so called, if carried)
.Out pessistently nod certainly, would
entitle him to foity acres and a mule.
This promise inllamcd the simple
mind of the freed man, and he was
loyal for a year or two to an extent
that surprised even the carpet-bag
gers and led the stalwarts to believe
that his devotion wou. j be eternal.
But the negro was swindled. He
was cheated on every hand. Agents
of the freedman's bureau walked off
with with his small earnings, and
loyal peddlers of patent pills came
around for the purpose of scooping
ing up his money. Not content with
this, the loyalists of the North invent
ed a trap for catching the small
change of the colored man, and right
well it succeeded. The frcedman fell
an easy prey to loyal rapacity. They
flocked to the branch offices of the
bank and deposited their sums with
a confidence that was child-like and [
bland, considering the fact that it
was tho deliberate purpose of the
managers at the start to swindle the
negroes. And they did swindle
them. They swindled them from the
beginning to the end, and when the
rotten concern got ready to fail, the
funds ol the Southern negroes were
gobbled up as remorselessly as if no
such people existed. Then, when
[ifr* ^rmfrWvr-rrff npjrctovrn W In
vestigate the affairs of the concern,
and to wind up its affairs, had been
appointed, the cheat still continued.
One inefficient clerk did all the work,
aud the more than incidence*: commis
sioners drew their salaries with an
emphasis and an unction truly re
freshing. To be brief nearly every
honest and thrifty negro in the South
was swindled and robbed by these
dishonest Republican conspirators;
aud'yet tbc most of them, even the
thieves themselves, pretended to the
last to be the friends of the colored
With all these plain facts in sight, |
the Republicans pretend that the ne
gro would vote the Republican ticket.
Do they take the Sou'hern negro for)
a fool? Do they think he ia ?"tjr,cj;
they are reckoning with]
The negro is not only
is is shrewd, and he kn|
the next, man when
The Tissue Bal
A scoffing contcmpor"
that the News and Cot!
discovered that the tit
were invented for the
cratic negroes and that tKURfid not
amount to anything nnywBwill de
cide next week that theseWssuo bal-!
lots "were stuffed in by wicked Rad
icals, who wished to damage the char
acter of the Democratic party."
Quite likely. Wo discovered yester
day that E. W. M. Mackey, who is j
accepted as authority on the subject, |
had 10,000 tissue tickets printed in
Charleston on election day, or the
day before. We leave itte?our pro
phetical contemporary to decide what
use was made of them.?Ntws and
A Washington special says : "The j
attention of the Blaino outrage com
mittee will be called in due time to
the fact that E. W. M. Mack'?y, the
defeated Radical candidate for Con
gress in South Carolina, had ten
thousand tissue tickets printed in
Charleston just before the election.
All tho information as to the tissue
ballot-Stuffing in South Carolina over
which Mr. Blainc and his congeners
have been making such a funs came
from Mackey. While investigating
this subject it will be in order for the
committee to call Mr. Mnckey and
inquire what use he made of his tick*
ets. A Republican member of the
committee intimates that it will not]
be the policy of the majority of the
committee to summon many witness
ee, and among them lie thinks there!
will be very few colored persons.
What they think will be the best plan
is to call a number of the Radical
white politicians in the South, and
such Federal officials who can be re
lied upon, to give such testimony as
If" a man is on his way to the
woods to commit suicide and a bull
suddenly gives chase, the chances arc
that he will run for his life.
SuusciuuE for Tub-Democrat.
THE UNIVERSAL CHRISTMAS.
PEACE ON EAUTH AND GOOD WILL
For nearly nineteen centuries
Christmas day has been bcld up to
mankind as the one especial time
when good will should pievnil, and
peace brood over the earth. The
martyrs chanted it. The monks
preached it. The pulpit of tho press
is tilled this day with those who talk
of it and write of it. And with rea
son. Religion apart, no nobler life
than that of Him of Nazareth, in its
power, its sorrow and its unselfish
ness, has been given to mankind as
a warning and an example. A warn
ing that there is oftentimes most
strength in seeming weakness, nnd
an example that infinite might itself
can oftentimes best accomplish its
wise purpose by submission to inferi
There was in Him of Nazareth no
oogerness to exercise the omnipotence
with which He was endowed. Man
in appearance, a perfect roan, his
methods were human. His were the
annoyances and vexatious of ordina
ry childhood. His were the hard
ships of the poor in early manhood.
The divinity that was His sharpened
the keen edge of the winter's blast,
and quickened the pangs of hunger.
Throughout His precious life it was
His part to teach what no man had
taught, and to stiller as no man had
Had He said but the word, His
Father, which is in Heavcny would
have given him ten legions of angels.
It was His mission to show that holy
living and holy dying are more po
tent than the irresistible inlluence
which compels an acquiescence which
is far from being consent. A wish of
the Father or the Son would have
changed the wholo world ; but the
world then would have been saved
in opite of itself. Tho angers
were made perfect, and Lucifer an I
his hosts are lost. For them there'
is no uprising. Man was created in
the Lord's own image, and he fell.
For him there is a higher life than'
that of Eden, but a life that he must
work opt for himself, in the sweat of
his browT-and the bitterness of his
One majestic lesson of the New
I helped must help themselves, and
I that they who help themselves shall
be helped. B?t the paramount lesson
is conveyed ii\ the sweet sad knowl
edge that the miracles wrought by
the Son .of David were always for
others, and never for Himself. Du
ring the fasting in tfie desett, during
the bloody sweat in the garden, while
bound and buffeted, when pierced
with the cruel thorns, while tottering
under the burden of the tree of Cav
alry, when racked with thirst and
agonized with pain, there was no
manifestation of strength <livine. It
was otherwise at Cana and when the
widow's son was sleeping, when the
multitude were hungry and when the
fishermen despaired, when ilia atoms
^WfU^UiU^hen the centurion en
fljPT saving word be
BBffuic voice of the Lorn
KBmd there was plenteous
HHHValing, safety and new lifle.
?or Himself, for others He was
Bpnli8 sight an hundred years are
Hr as yesterday, and all days are
Bnke. To those who acknowledge
niim to be the Ixml, the anniversary
of the day when the angels sang their
glorious song to the shepherds' of
Bethlehem is the first of days, but it
is not His day, in very truth, unless
are made like unto it each day in the
existence of every one. And, when
on this blessed day, something more
i? done lor other;; than we ever at
tempt to do for ourselves, and sacri
fices are made for others in act or in
feeling, that we would not consent to
for ourselves, then do we begin to
understand the mission of Christ, and
enter into the fullness of the spirit of
this most gracious time.
It is something to give a day or an
hour to beholding one's own j >y in
the bliss of others. Such is Christ
mas. But it serves little, at last,:if
the kindliness of to-day be followed
by harshness to-morrow, if grudging
come swiftly afUr giving, if unchari
tablencss go fast after tenderness and
mere}*, if the whiteness of these few
hours make more distinct the black
ness of daily life 1 To bo a truo
Christmas, this day, whatever its
course in former years, must be the
prccurser of a round twelve mouths
of gracious acts and kindly thoughts,
of bearing and forbearing. Resting
amid the leaves, unnoticed if not for
gotten, such a Christmas will give
Iragrance and benediction to the
book of our life. So let us think of
Christmas this time, if never before,
and if the day when Christ was born
come only once a year, the lesaons
He taught will be with us each and
every day, and, in our hearts and
lives, there will be peace and good
will, renewing and renewed forever.
?A'etoa and Courier.
The private hearing of Edison's
electric light patent case was resum
ed yesterday. Tho solicitor general
decided that Edison should be allow
ed to proceed with his application.
It is expected that the Edison patent
will Sie sealed in a few days, unlc:
further opposition is offered.
The]Chanflo a Plan*.
General Grant* it is J&>w announc
ed, has concluded to gf'dto Asia, and
to remain abroad U present.
This is as wj^Ho fto expected.
When it was given oc,-v thnL ho was
about to come !i K that a sue-1
cession of entert . ; bad been
prepared to be ?, . u alter bis
arrival,there wer indications
of popular dlsserit.
The construction put? vv the mana
gers upon these signs <;>(>iliaapproba
tion was that they rofoirryTl merely to
the lime of Gericrr:3, ijpvui'o return,
and they drew (he concision that it
would bo more pru/jenuitor him to
postpone his coming.
Herclu they err. There is no un>
fricndlincss to General Gigant, and no
one objects to his reiUriVl\p What dif
ference does it raakptj.J)) anybwly
whether he be in Asia/)- - America-^
whether he bo tanninim-Ioather or
The hostility rests lijson}something
more substantial. It fa t<t having all
tho usagos and traditions!which have
controlled the elecliona'pf President
This objection will retain perma
nently, and wiil apply'Jb General
Grant as a candidate .au ill times.
Whether he come homo m\Vt' or go to
Asia first will not make tl\e sligbest
ditference.? New York'SvU.
The Distress in England.
The distress in Knglaodinnd Scot
land, says the News and .Courier, is
alarming. Through the dullness and
unprofitableness of trade tens of thou
sands of persons, in evcry^branch of
business, have been thrown out of
work, and this unavoidable! injury has
been aggravated by strike underta
ken in the hope that employers
would bo willing to make/goods to
sell at a loss. Relief fur. h; are in
contemplation, but this wi ll be a hard
winter in Great Britain at^well as in
the United States.
In Great Britain there 1 is been no
c ntraction of the currency, and the
gold-bug is as unknown a&f.ho silver
lunatic. Yet tho distress tho fail
ures, and the paralysis jpr? manufac
tures are fully as 8CYC.ce 3*?in this
country. If tho Greenback party
were in the habit of loekiiW boyoud
lead them to doubt the truth; of their
doctrine that the preparatio ns fur re
sumption are the causes o!f all our
troubles. The whole world Urns been
advancing too rapidly, and ifxpansion
would,Vt best, have only postponed
the evil day. The country Uias seen
the woist, and will soou Begin to
Gov. Hampton's Kind fiVart.
Governor Hampton's fcjlings for
the colored, race is illustrated by
writer in the Springfield Repnblican,
who declares that the Gorcrhor is
'?all soul." This writer ikys that
Hampton, when riding, during the
campaign of 187(3, amonu^ihe rice
fields, hod bis carriage' stopped by a
furious colored, woman wl,o held a
pine knot in her.hand, and swore she
would kill him. "The Go vector took
a-five dollar notp and banned it to
the wretch. ??ue',ga/.ed atfiiim and
then ut his money.'" * ?Yunty \ he paid,
'that is not to buy yourVOM.' 'What
is it for?' asked the stupefiu woman,
'I, as a child, slept many ail hour in
my old colored nurse's arms, a'iJ?^.I
feel kind for your race. I^m your
friend, but you do not know it.'
Tears ran down that swarthy face ;
she ran to the field near by with all
her speed, and led her husband back
by the hand. 'Man,' sho said, 'Gov.
Hampton gib ine dis five dollars.
'Tis de fust money 1 bad gib to me
since freedom. Rebel or no rebel,
God bless him. If you don't vote
for him, I'll quit yon.' Such is tho
man. He is all soul."
Senator Butler's Maiden Speech.
The Record brings us nisi* the full
report of Senator Butler's mahlen
speech in the Senate on Monday.
As an instrument for tho confusion
of Mr. Blainc the speech w?fr* admira
bly prepared, but it was something
more than that. It was not only a
manly and clear defence of Mr. But
ler's own State, but a cool and cour
teous one also; and a Senator from
South Carolina is entitled to unusal
credit who could letain bis coolness
and his courtesy in defending his
State front charges so monstrous as
have been brought against hor for the
purpose of subjecting her again to
the odious and scandalous despotism
to which she was for ten years sub
jected. Governor Hampton will
have a worthy colleague, as South
Carolina a real representative, in
Mr. Butler.?.Yew York World.
Wert thou never in straits before,!
and did He not deliver thee? Go to
the river of thine experience; and pull
up a few bulrushes and plait them
into an nrk, wheiein thine infant
faith may lloat safely on tho stream.
Forget not what God has done for
thee ; consider the days of old. Gu
back then a little wuy to the choice
mercies of yesterday, and though all
may bo dark, light up tho camps of
t.'.ie past; they auoll glitter] through
the darkness, and thou shall trust in
tho Lord until the day breakjs and the
shadows fleo away.?Spurge^n,
Speak ttie truth ahvay
AN IMPORTANT MATTER.
WHAT THE UNITED STATES OWES
Tho following clipping take
from tho Richmond Dispatch. It
will doubtless bo gratifying to South
Carolina to know that the United
States Government owes her 8200,000
in cash, whethor she ever receives a
cent of it or not. This matter shows
how true South Carolina was to the
Government in the past and how true
she may be in the future. If Democ
racy controls she will doubtless be
repaid the full amount:
"Last session General II on ton, of
Virginia, introduced a bill for a re
computation of the amounts due by
the Federal Government to the States
ol Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia,
Delawure, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
and Now York, and money advanced
to carry on the war of 1812. The
bill was referred to tho .Military Com
mittee, and by it turned over to a
sub-committee, of which Mr. Evfns,
of South Carolina is chairman. Mr.
Evins has, after an exhaustive inves
tigation, prepared a report, which
having met the approval of the com
mittee, he will lay beforo the House
for its action whenever the Military
Committee shall be culled. In this
he shows that a most arbitrary and
unjust mode of computation was
adopted by the officers of the United
States in settling with the States.
For instance, instead of letting any
payment they doled out going to
wards keeping down the interest, they
actually credited the principal by it,
and when they made the next p*3'
ment they calculated tho interest on
the last payment in order to otlset
the interest due a Slate. In 1857
the State of Maryland rebelled
against this and obtained a resettle
ment of her case on legal principals,
and the result was that she secured
3270,000. In 1858 Congress directed
Secretary Howell Cobb to report whut
amounts would be due the rcmainin:
States upon a similar recomputation,
and he showed that Virginia was en
titled to 81,07G,600, South Carolina
to 8202,000, Pennsylvania to 8218,
000, and the other States already !
named to much smaller sums. Noth* <
ing was done, however, towards pay- i
' < > '-ahfeak-JkWQ MaJnj?^tHtafcu \
chuseUs were paid nearly. 8800,000
for their advances on the precedent
set in the case of Maryland, and now
the committee say it is just and proper
that Virginia and the ether States
should be treated in the same way.
Tho committee only made one
amendment to General Hunton's bill,
and that was that scrip of the denomi
nation of 8100, 8500 and $1,000, run
ning ten years and bearing interest at
the rate of 3.G5 per annum, shall be
issued in payment of these war claims.
It is claimed that the Govcrnmcut has
an offset, but not to a very large
amount, against Virginia's claim.
Our delegation is very earnestly inter
ested in the bill, and will do their
best to secure its passage.
What a Woman's Glove Hoids.
A woman's glove is to her what his
vest pocket is Lo a man. Hut it is
more capacious,*-and in ni .ety-nine
instances out of one hundred it is
much better regulated. A man wiil
carry two dollars' worth of small
change, four matches, half a dozen
tooth-picks, a short pencil and a pack
of business cards in his vest pocket
and yet never be able to find a nickel
or a match or a-tooth pick or a pencil
or a card, when he wants it. Not so
with a woman. She has the least
hit of a glove, and in that glove she
carries the tiniest little hand and a
wad of bills and memoranda for her
intended purchases and dress goods
samples and car tickets and maybe a
diminutive powder rag. We have no
idea how she does it?how she man
ages to squeeze those thousand and
one things into that wee space. But
she does it every time, and the gloV'*
never looks the least bit discomposed
or plethoric or ruftled. And when
the woman wants any article conceal
ed about that glove she doesn't seem
to have the least trouble in the world
gocting at it. All that is required is
a simple turn of tho wrist, the mo
mentary disappearance of two fairy
fingers and the desired article is
brought to light. It is a wonder that
no savant can explain !?St. Louis
A Thirty-Six Pounder.
The Wilmington Star says : "Talk
ing about big potatoes, Mr. W. T.
Moore, of Marion County, S. C,
writes to a friond in this city, as said
friend informed us, that he has a po
tato, raised on his farm, which turns
the scales at the enormous weight of
thirty-six pounds, and it was not a
g(?od day for 'diggin' tater?' cither,
when that was brought to the surface.
That is what may tie called a combi
nation of a whole patch in one huge
potato." Tho man who started the
above tale is certainly eutitlcd to the
"Brave men, wise men, true men 1"
shouts the Newark Journal, "to tho
front 1" Thank you, thank you kind
ly. Now if the usher will please
show us right up to tho orchestra
This is the cheapest paper ever
published in Orange burg.
A Romanoe of the War.
A gentleman well acquainted with
Colonel Realf (who recently commit*
ted suicide in California), and an ar
dent admirer of his poetry, relates a
story told by himself when the two
spent a night in conversation, criti
cism and recollections, so dear to his
kind, ovor a cosy Are and warm de
coctions. He spoke of tho night be
fore the battle at which General W.
S. Lylle fell. The two (Realf and
Lytle) lay together in the general's
ten*. They were both given to wri
ing poetry at such times, and each
ttiad in unfinished poem on hand, and
they read and criticised each others
eifortb humorously for some time,
when said Lytle:
M 'Realf, I shall never live to finish
that poem.' "
"Nonsense," said. I, "you will live
to write a volume of sncli stulf."
" 'A feeling hn9 suddenly come
over me,' continued the general, sol
emnly, 'which is more startling than
a prophesy, that 1 shall be killed in
to-morrow's fight. As I spoke to
you 1 saw the green hills of the Ohio
as if I stood ninong them. They be
gan to recede from mo in a weird
way, and as they disappeared the con
viction flashed through me like the
lightning's shock that I would never
see them again.'"
"I rallied him for his superstition,
but the belief had become strangely
impressed upon his mind, and be suc
ceeded in so far thrilling me with his
own unnatural fear that I begged
him to finish his poem before he slept,
that such tine work might not be lost
to the world."
"In the small hours the general
awakened me from a slumber into
which 1 ha*! fallen to read to me that
beautiful poem, which must live us
long as literature survives, begin- -
"I rtm dying, E:rypr,?dyhijr; '
Ebb* the criiiMou life blood fast."
"My eyes filled with tears as he
read. He said not a word as he con
cluded, but placed the manuscript in
his pocket and lay down to sleep."
"Before dawn came the call to
arms. When I next saw poor Lytle
ho was cold in death among the heaps
uf slain. 1 thought of the poem, and,
searching the pocket where I had
' ' ;Ay&RW V
was forwarded among other things
to his friends."
Can't be Done.
The latest sentimental ballad is
entitled "Give me the homo of mv
childhood." Bicss your soul, we'd
do it In a minute, but?why, haven't
you heard? Old Tndgers closed out
three mortgages on it in 1867 and '8,
and the next year it was seized for
debt in the summer following, then
your oldest brother claimed that it
belonged to bis wile and brought suit
in her name to recover, and before
that was through they found an old
Haw in the title and in trying to
straighten that out, it transpired that
your grandfather, bad no government
patent on it all, but bad stolen it
bodily from the Indians ; and now
two half-breeds have brought suit to
recover the property as the heirs.
Tho house was burned down about
two years ago and the neighbors have
used the fences for kindling wood ;
your wife's cousin is trying to get
hold of the lot and your half-brother
jumped the property one night, put
up a little shanty on tho alley corner,
and is now in possession. There
doesn't seem to be much show for
you, but you might flic your "papers,
buy a lawyer and sail in.?Ilaiokeye.
Tin: Appropriation Bill as passed
appropriates $150,525 for the Janua
ry and July, 1879, interest on the
Consolidation securities, recognized
by the Bond Commission, and those
which have been found valid by the
Court of Claims, and those which
have been issued during the past
year in exchanue for bonds an *
stock issued prior to 18G6. The In
terest fund now in the Treasury is to
be appl cd iirst to the payment of this
interest, and to the interest on the
Deficiency bonds and stock, amount
ing to 827,350. There is, therefore,
no reason why the interest on
the acknowledged Consolidation debt I
ishall not be promptly and regularly!
paid. Indeed the failure to acknowl
edge the bulk of the Consolidation
debt enhances the value of the dein
which is acknowledged by all parties.
[iWuM ami Courier.
WoKOKitrui. are the beauties of our
legislative appointments. Philadel
phia with 70,000 Republican voters
elects thirty-one members of the Leg
islature, and the Democra'a with
56,500 elect seven. That is, 2,300
Republicans votes elect a member of
the House, while it tuke 8,000 Demo
cratic votes to secure a like resu)t.
And yet the Republican talk of dis
franchiseraent South. We have it in
Pennsylvania.?Mont rose Democrat.
It having been discovered that the
exclamation "Dear me 1" is a corrup
tion of a cuss word, the ladies are at
u loss to give proper expression to
their feelings on important occasions.
We would suggest, when they want
to bo particularly emphatic, to say,
"By George Francis Train's brains 1"
This Would not tft conti ary to the
Bible, for it worrUT not be swearing by
?TVything that exists*.'
A KINGDOM ruil ULYSSES.
GEN. G R A N. I', S A ID TO ?AV K ItElW
PROPO&ftp FOK TUE THRONE Ol*
London-, Nov. 29.?--The Standard"
graphs on tho highest atilr
attaches no imporVance to
that Gen. Grant has been
as a candidate for th" Bi
throne. It seems, however,
there Is some foundation for
port. Under the provisions of
first and third articles of tho
of Berlin, Bulgaria is constituted
automatic tributary principality, i
der the suzerainty of tb'J Sultan, willig
a Christian govern ment and a nnluiti
al militia. The Prince is to be elect
ed by the population, and their choice
is to bo opproved and continued hy*
the Porte, and by England, France
Germany, Russia, Austria and Italy.
No member of any reigning European
dynasty is eligible to the post, anil'
this provision of the treaty has great
ly limited the number of eligible can-"
didato*. Gen. Grant's reputation as
a so dicr and a ruler, it is said, has
led the Bulgarian nobles, who nfi
debating among themselves the ques-'
tion of a ruler and detail* of tho new
constitution, to look upon him as ti;
most desirable Prince. It is nrged.
that he is eminently fitted fur tho
post. Under the provisions oft lief
treaty of Berlin, perfect equality in
political and religious rights is to lie.
extended to all the inhabitants of
Bulgaria, and it is thought that t?
wholly impartial foroigner like Gen
eral Grant can best secure the execu
tion of laws designed to secure tbhf
equ al i ty.?Graphic.
"Tho Nation's Wards."'
""Tire .New York Gjuirddn Jt?jjfj^jj hT ~
a significant fact that there is not a I
single negro elected to the next Con
gress, although there are undeniable
Republican majorities in several of
the Southern St ilcs. f ,
And what of it? Why, nothing but.
this i The white Republicans do not;
care to give place to their colored
brethren. In the only two Districts
in this State where a Republican has;'
any chance of election to Congress^'.]'
two white, men, e;u p;;<-baugcra at'
that, were nominated* and
the c was elected. But there arc I
Republican majorities and many col- '
ored men in the Northern States. la.
Pennsylvania, there are thousands of
"American cit'uiCriS of African de "
"cent," and as a Cirtss" IHcy rt>c far^
superior to the Southern rfCgV/jes! e'?"
specially those of the Cotton Statea.
If, therefore, the Republicans have
so much sympathy for, and desire1 a
see colored men advanced, Wlty d,o%
they not elect them to Congress in
the Northern States, where they have
the power to do it, and lack only the
The fact is not a negro comes from'
the North, where they have Fred.*
Douglas, Prof. Langston, ami divers''
others that nre a credit to the nice ;
nor is it likely that one ever will be
sent from that section to Congress.
These fellows remind us very much
of the patriotism of Artenias WarjlV
who was willing to sacrifice all of'his
"wife's relations" to sustain the
Union cause. They want the fVegW
to go to Congress ; hut they see to it'
that he shall represent none but1
Southern constitunencies, since riotae"
of "t'je free and enlightened*' wtbfe'rfV
of the Northern Republican States'
are willing to have stich Representa
tives-in ^'ongrers.?iiiVicA6?'gr Vir-''
The Bill to facilitate the collectioir-^
of taxes, which is now a law. will pro.
vent it is believed, the tendering of
Consolidation coupons^tad of bills of
the Bank of the State for taxes/
Holders of the coupons or bank'
hills can pay their taxes, in'
monoy, under protest and bring ao-.
lion against the County Treasurer
for the monoy so paid. The grant
ing or issuing of any writ of manda
mus, compelling the reception for*
taxes of any funds, currency or bank
bills not authorized to be received by
law, is prohibited, and the collection
of taxes shall not be stayed by rfny^.
Court.?JYeito anu Courier.
Horses are absurdly cheap fn ITm-'
s'u just now, for, owing to l]ie demo
bilisation of the army, the surplus
cavalry horses' are fnerfig goto off rtf/
auction at ridiculous prices. par-*
ty from Prussia; recently attended 'the'
sales and recrossed the frontier with'
1,000 htfsea,' which they had pur
chased for ?85* roubles, or rather leas*
Tb* Kftisslan Invalide puts tn?nriW'
her of troops engaged in actual fight
ing during the last war at 282,000 in
fantry, 37.000 cavalry, or 319,000
men with 1,288 field guns. The artil
lery used 204,923' charg3s, and tho/
infantry and cavalry 10,057,764 car-"
fridges. The Turks'are reported to
have lost altogether' rieafly' 150,000'
A\\ editor recently Attended' the"
funeral of a delinquent, subscriber.'
As the cbffru was opened at the grave'
he B?lehYhty atnf tearfully advhficcd'
and deposited in it a atraw hat,'a*
linen duster, a palmetto fan and such*
other" ai rlcies as may he needed in a
warVrf climaio. Do you sec' the point,*