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VOLUME XI.-NUMBER 1883.
CHARLESTON, THURSDAY MORNING, JANUARY 18, 1872.
EIGHT DOLLARS A
THE KU-KLtlX TRIALS.
A HARANGUE FROM THE BENCH.
Judge Bond Blakes the Most of Ka.
Kim ism-A Vile Slander-The Spar?
ta nb urg Culprits-Their Manner and
Confessions-A Specimen Prisoner.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBIA, S. C . January 5.
The town this morning was full of the rumor
that the Ku-Klux court, as it has generally
been known here,was about to adjourn for the
term. The report surprised almost every oneT
fot the presiding Justice had repeatedly inti?
mated from the bench that the court "would
sit all winter," and the Radical newspapers
here, which, If not in the pay of both adminis?
trations, appears to be in their secrets, hat?
been insisting that there would be no cessa- |
tion of hostilities. The rumor has proved well
lounded, however, for at the close cf this
morning's session the petit jurors were finally
discharged, "with the well-earned thanks of
the presiding Justice, and Judge Bond has
since departed for Baltimore, Md., where a
term ot the United States Circuit Court ls to
s*gin next Tuesday. The grand Jury was not
discharged, and lt ls expected that the district
attorney will continue to bring cases before
the m for a few days longer and until they shall
have passed upon all the parties now under [
arrest. The oflcial programme as to those
ander indictment ls said to be to bind them
over for appearance at the April term of the
court, which will be held in Charleston. For |
those charged with conspiracy, involving mur?
der, it is said that heavy bail, with ample sur?
eties, will be required, while those accused of I
lesser crimes will be released on small ball or [
on their own recognizances.
The court tc-day was wholly occupied with
Sassing sentences upon the poor wretches who
ave confessed their connection with the Ku
Klux-Klan and their participation in all Us
otu rages, and who are the only genuine Ku
Klux that this tribunal, with all Us costly and
^complicated machinery, has been able to find.
Another batch of eighteen wretched speci?
mens of humanity, from Spartanburg County,
*? were introduced, at the opening of the court,
to plead guilty and rehearse the story of their
crimes. The district attorney made a little
speech in their behalf, claiming that they had
been seduced imo an organization, by the
orders ot which they had atterward committed
the most inhuman atrocities.
Judge Bond then addressed the repentant I
Ku-Klux as follows:
REHAB ES OF JUDGE BO>'D.
You have pleaded guilty to an Indictment
which charges you with conspiring with other
" men throughout this State to intimidate a cer?
tain class of voters by means of threats, beat?
ing, and even killing, because that cla=s of
Citizens were eppesea to the conspirators In
We acknowledge great perplexity in deter?
mining what punishment shall be meted out
to you. We have no words strong enough to
signify our horror at the means employed to
carry out the purpose of the Klaas. Our diffi?
culty ls personal to you.
Tou have, as it appears from your state?
ments to the court, been brought up la the
most deplorable Ignorance. At the age of
manhood, but one or two of you can either
read or write; and yon have lived In a commu?
nity where the evidence seems to establish
the fact that the men of prominence and edu?
cation-those who by their superiority .in these
respects establish and control public opinion -
were for the mest part participants in the con
. api racy, or so much In terror of it that you
could obtain from them neither protection nor j
advice, had you sought IL
There ls abundant proof of the nature and
character of the conspiracy. Svldenee of
n'ghtly saids by bands of disguised men, who
broke Into the houses of negroes and dragged
them from their beds-parents and children
andt'.elag them to trees., unmercifully beat
them, ls exhibited in every case. Murder and
rape are not unfrequent accompaniments, the
story of which ls too Indecent lor public men?
tion. The persons upon whom these atroci?
ties are committed are almost always colored
people. Whatever excuse is elven for a raid,
its conclusion was almost always accompanied
by a rebuke for the former exercise ol the suf?
frage and a warning as to the future exercise
ol ute right to vote.
But what ls quite as appalling to the court
as tte horrible nature o? tnese offences ls the
utter absence on your part and on the part of I
others who have made confession here or any
sense of feeling that you have done anyiblog
very wrong In your confessed participation in
ou'rages which are unexampled outside of the
Some of your comrades recite the circum?
stances of a brutal, unprovoked murder, done
by themselves, with as little apparant abhor?
rence a? they would relate the Incidents of a
picnic, and you yourselves speak of the num?
ber of blows with a hickory, which you In?
flicted at midnight upon the lacerated, bleed- [
ing back of a defenceless woman, without so
Ertich as a blush or sigh of regret. None of
you seem to. bave the slightest Idea of respect
for the sacredness of the human person.
Some of you have yourselves been beaten by
the Klans without feeling a smart, but the j
physical pain. There appears to be no wound?
ing the spirit; no such sense of Injury to
yourself as a man as would be felt hythe hum?
blest of your fellow-citizens In any other part
of the United Slates with which I am ac?
? Tn ere the citizens upon whom such out- j
rages wore perpetrated, stung to madness by
the Insult to his manhood, would be swift to
follow the wrong-doer to the end of the world
to make him atone for lt. You make the ex?
cuse for tbls In your statement to the court
that you are very Ignorant; tbat the KianB
would have beaten you and even killed you
had yon refused to join them In, their crimes.
Some of yoa now particularly before me-have j
actually suffered for your refusal, before you
really united in membership with them. The
court, In an endeavor to recognize some
features of humanity in you, has considered
these facts which you plead as excuses. You
have crown up In a ceuni ry where slavery ex?
isted for a long time, and where the whipping
poet was a standing Institution.
To see blacks flagellated was no unusual oc?
currence. The scene often viewed, with Its
novelty, lost Its revolting effect. And when
lt came to be understood that the human per?
son woo not so sacred in the colored man as
to secure Immunity from outrage, it did not
take it long to lose Its sacred character in
yourselves, and in all other men who, like tbe
.colored man, was obliged to labor. It must j
be from this cause that your utter Indifference
to wrongs, whlcb, among lreemen, would
stir a fever In the blood of age, arises.
And then you tell us that you differ from
many other portions of the country lu thl?,
tbat lt has always been obligatory upon you,
and the class to wblch you belong, to look to
persons of wealth ?nd education for command,
and that you, In your ignorance, had to follow
euch persons implicitly.
It will appear strange to your fellow-coun?
trymen who read your story and that of your
confederates, however willing they may be
to beUeve you, that so large a portion of the
young white men of your county can be in
auch a state of abject slavery to the men ol
property above them as to be willing to com?
mit murder at their command.
In no case has there been any resistance to
these midnight raiders except on the part of
the colored people.
You say some ol you "laid out" in the woods
night after night, and have bidden yourself
In the thickets to escapo these marauders.
None of you, however, nave had the manli?
ness to defend your firesides from the assaults
of these lawless men. There has not been, on
your patt, so far as the evidence shows, an
assault and battery committed In defence ot
family and home and all that freemen hold
Admitting all you have said to the court to
be true, while the story of your condition and
of your participation In these outrages through
fear ia painful enough, the facts do not excuse
. you. They may paUlate, In some degree, your
offence, but they cannot Justify you. The
?unlsbment the court awards you ls partly in
Icted that you may learn that no amount of
threats or fear of punishment will Justify a
m?n In unprovoked violence to another, un?
less the danger threatened to the wrong-doer
be Imminent or actually present at the time of
Ms wrong doing, and even then the danger
must be of present great bodily harm,
and of death Itself, before some ol the crimi?
nal conduct confessed would be Justified.
It does not excuse you for participating In
thia conspiracy and raiding upon Inoffensive
colored people, dragging them from their
beds, beating some and hanging others, that
you had notice if you did not join the Elans
would visit you.
You are bound to" run the risk or seek
means of protection, rathfr than do violence
to your neighbor. The law and your fellow
ciilzens look to you to make this threat ol
violence difficult of execution, by a manly re?
sistance or aa enforcement of the law. You
had no right, when you could escape, to make
the price of your security the violation of your
You and your confederates must make up
your minds either to resist the Eu-Eiux con?
spiracy or the laws of the United States. They
cannot both exist together; and lt only needs
a little manliness and courage on the part of |
you ' gn oran t dupes of design i og men to give
supremacy to the law. Be assured lt will not
be taken as an excuse in your case, or in any
other, to hear lt said, aI slew this man be?
cause the chief ordered it, and I was aft aid,
and -brushed' and raped these others because
dreaded to be whipped if I did not."
The prisoners were then called up and
singly examined by the presiding Justice.
They were, almost without exception, an Igno?
rant, brutal set, with low, receding forehead?,
wan features, thick, sensual lips, unkempt
hair and beard, and combined expressions of j
slavish tenor and low cunnlptr. It needed but
a sight of these men and their comrad' and
the knowledge that these were the oniy ones
who had been proven lo be Eu-Elux, to con?
vince any reasonable p*rson ibat the gentle?
men of any section ot this State had not and
could not have any connection or affiliation
with the Eu-Klux organization. Their stories,
as they were pumped out by the presldlngjus
tice, were all wonderfully similar, and were
related in a peculiar drawling vernacular
somewhat as fodows:
"Wall, IJlned the order, I s'poce Forced
Into lt, like Hadn't no better sense, I reckon.
Didn't know what lt was. I kep' a wizzenlng
'em to find out. R?ad 'n write? No, I alnt
got no larnln. I kin read prent a little: Eayot
write to do no good. Fay th er's a Eu Slue. I
didn't tell no one I was a Su Eluc. When
one was in lt be wuz afeared to tell another,
heap o' times. Went on a nigger one night
kase he kept whiskey a seliln' lt 'along side a
meei'n bouse on meet'n days. Go to meel'n ?
Me? No, I never went nary ' meet'n.
Whooped that nigger a little. Sort o' light
whoppln' like. Hit him a few licks," ?fcc, ?c.,
After the examination of one c f ihese poor
fellows, (a boy with an anti-climax of a name
-Monroe Scruggs,) Judge Bryan made the
following address to the. prisoner :
"The'courr, in pasing sentence upon you,
looks upon your youth; you*bave not the re?
sponsibility of settled manhood, and it is but
natural that you should have taken direction
lrom those who were older than yourself, and
you may bave been Impressed by the public
sentiment around you. The court seeics to
find palliation for the enormities, the unmanly
enormities, that have been committed. Stri?
king men where men could not strike back to
protect themselves, and where they had no
redresB or hope of redress; striking with
masks on, and, therefore, striking without
any responsibility. Whether these enormities
have been committed on men, still more on
women, they were wholly unmanly, and let
me say utterly un-South Carolinian. Nothing
could be Su little characteristic of the State;
nothing so calculated to bring disgrace upon
the State; nothing so calculated to overturn
and besmear its ancient, high and bright e s?
cutcheon. These stories afflict all men, but
they peculiarly afflict him who now ad?
dresses you; K would be glad to regard them
as exceptions; I mast esteem them as in great
measure exceptional, and I say to you, young
as you are, you have brought reproach upon
your State, and you have done wrong to its
character. The greatest possible wrong that
any son of hers cuuld do would be to besmear
and tarnish ber ancient renown and ..r?puta?
tion. In passing sentence upon you, we can?
not but recollect your youth; we cannot but
remember the disordered condition of the
times; we cannot but recollect that the moral
sense of our people, so recently engaged in
war, and especially from the disorderly con?
dition of things may be to some extent blight?
ed; we therefore feel justified In modifying the
sentence which has just been passed upon the
?rlsoner who has arrived at full manhood,
he sentence of the court In your eas? ls that
you be fined ten dollars and confined in prison
for six months."
The examining and the passing of sentences
proceeded rapidly alter thia, and wltb the fol?
Aaron Ezell, one year's Imprisonment and
Sip fine. ? .
Monroe* Scruggs, sis months' Imprisonment
and $10 fine.
Alexander Bridges, one year's imprisonment
and $10 fine.
John Burnet, six months' imprisonment.
William D. Burnet, six months' Imprison?
Stephen Splawn.two year3' Imprisonment
and $50 fine.
Marlon Gardner, three months' Imprison?
Chesterfield Scruggs, six months' imprison?
Henry Surratt, one month's imprisonment.
Andrew Cudd, three months' imprisonment.
Martin Hammett, six months' Imprison?
Levi Henderson, three months' imprison
William Self, three months' imprisonment.
Charles Tate, eighteen months' imprison?
Junlns B. Tindal!, one year's Imprisonment.
William C. Blackwood, two montis' Impris?
John L. Moore,' eighteen months' imprison?
John Cantrel. three months' imprisonment.
Jonas Yassey, one year's Imprisonment and
James Wall, three months' Imprisonment.
John C. Wall, three months' imprisonment.
Frederick Parrls, six months' Imprisonment.
Christenburg Tate, three months' imprison?
David C. McClure, three months' Imprison-.!
Calvin Cook, three months' Imprisonment.
Albert P. Clement, three months' imprison?
ment and sio fine.
Dillard N. Cantrel, three months'imptlson
Zibeon Cantrel, one year's Imprisonment.
W. S. Blackwell, six months' Imprisonment.
Alfred Blackwell, six months' imprison?
William F. Ramsay, three months' Imprison?
William Robbins, six months' imprisonment.
Thomas J. Price, six months' Imprison?
Taylor Vassey, three months' imprison?
Eing Edwards, six months' imprisonment.
Judgment in the case of Turner Phillips was
suspended, Judge Bond remarking that he
would see how ihe pri'-oaer behaved himself
IQ future. This prisoner bad accused himself |
o? about as many crimes as any of the rest,
and had been shown to have been a "mon?
archal chief" and leader of one or two raids,
but he had been exceedingly willing In his
testimony against two or three gentlemen
whom he accused of Intimidating witnesses in
North Carolina, last summer. PICKET.
ADJOURNING TSE KU-KLUX COURT.
The Rain of Greenbacks-A Colored
Candidate for a Soft Place-Tin: Case
of Colonel McBIaster-Order for the
Ballina; of the Ku-Klui Prisoners.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
COLUMBO, January 6.
The Ku-Klux court lias departed, laded
away like the baseless fabric of a vision, or
dissolved like a thin but unsavory exhalation.
Judge Bond departed for a more congenial
Northern clime last night, and this morning
the court, although formally opened with
Judge Bryan presiding, lacked the accustomed
mongrel audience, squalling babies and sleepy
Jurymen, which have hitherto been constant
in their attendance. The adjournment is a
sad blow to the hordes of jurors, witnesses,
bailiffs, detectives, Ac, with which the city
has been filled during the past month. They
had begun.to regard this court as a providen?
tial interposition for their support and enrich?
ment, and Indeed the news that the govern?
ment was pouring out greenbacks in Co?
lumbia had penetrated to the up-country
to such an extent that the colored
people had begun to flock to this
city to catch their share of the vernal
shovrer. One old ebap presented himself at
the pay table the other day, and said he had
come "all de way from Spartanburg to git his
payment." He waa asked If he were a wit?
ness, a juror, <tc, and replied "No" to all
these questions. He was then asked If he had
any paper to get his pay, and he replied:
"Yes; got a paper, sho'. " The paper was pro-1
duced. and proved to be simply a letter lrom
another colored man, who had got a profitable
Job as a government witness, In which the
applicant was Informed that there was more
money being paid out here than he ever saw
before in his life, and advised, vaguely, to
come to Columbia and get some of it; and lt
appeared that, on the strength of this, the
poor, ignorant colored. man Had begged his
way from Spartunburg to Columbia, tully ex?
pecting as soon e.s he arrived to get "a power- j
ful heap o' money, sho'."
The case against Colonel McMaster has been
brought to a very informal and peculiar termi?
nation by the sudden departure ot judge Bond.
The rule of the court, which has been declared
wholly unwarrantable and unprecedented by a
cumber of gentlemen here who are certainly
competent to Judge of lr, was served upon
Colonel McMaster, argued pro and con for two
days, the decision meantime being- reserve!
from day to day, and then instead of a decis?
ion, favorable or unfavorable, the sudden de
Sarturo of the Judge Is announced. Colonel
IcMaster, of course, gets bis case by default,
and Indeed comes out ol It with honor, but he
and many of his brother attorneys reeret that
he was not ruled out of court for declining to
violate bis client's confidence, so that tbe case
might go upon appeal to the United States
Supreme Court aud obtain the widest possible j
The actual business tran=aeted by the court j
this morning was verv Unit?. On motion of
Colonel McMaster, Major William T.Gary, cf |
Edgefleld, was admitted to practice In the
United Stales Courts, and on motion of the
district-attorney a similar admission was
granted to Mr. Warren D. Wilkes, of Ander?
son Countv. One of the Spartanburg prison-1
ers, Josiah Bagwell, was balled In three thous?
and dollars to make his appearance before the
next term of the court, and Christopher Griffin,
another prisoner confined In the Columbia Jail,
was sent to Spartanburg to enable him to get
ball in the same amount. A general order was
also Issued by Judge Bryan, on the motion of I
Mr. Duncan, of Sparianburg, to allow all
the prisoners confined In Columbia to be
returned to their respective counties if I
they deeire it, there to give ball In the
sum of three thousand dollars each bet?re
the nearest United States Commissioners for
their appearance when wanted. An excep?
tion was made in the order against those
who are charged with murder, but lt ls under- j
stood that even In their cases ball will be ac?
cepted, but In a larger amount than three
thousand dollars. Tnls will depopulate the
Columbia jail, and will be, In effect, the end
of this Ku-Klux business.
In the case of D. H. Ba'dwln vs. William
Gregg, the pie* of the defendant was with?
drawn and a Judgment entered, by coasenr,
tor two thousand six hundred dollars and
seventy-five cents, with Interest from Decem?
ber 22d, 1670. _ PICKET.
BEAL ESTATE SALES.
The Reporter say?: "The tract of land on
Sandy River belonging to the estate of Jasper
M. Crcsoy, deceased, one of the best planta?
tions In this county, containing: three hundred
and nlnty-five acres, was sold for $2353. W. D.
J. Cornwell was the purchaser. The tract of
one hundred and thirty-four a:res belonging
to the estate ot Hugh S. McEeown was sold
at $4 per acre to W. 0. McEeown."
The Camden Journal says : "Quite a crowd
of people vis! ed the town on last Monday
with a view to the sales that were made. The
following salsa of real estate were effected :
Tract of iw'o hundred and forty six acres to
Benj. Spears foi? $914120; tract ol' one hundred
and eighty acres to D. Mathews for $360; tract
of five hundred and tineen acres to H. H.
Hall for $800; tract of nine hundred and
twenty-six acres to W. Z. Lletner for $920;
tract of four hundred and thirty-four acres to
Redie Mosely for $1338 80; tract of three hun?
dred and twenty-five acres to T. F. Showell for
$137 20; tract ot one hundred and three acres
to Jasper Davis tor $159 GO; tract of one hun?
dred and thirty acres to D. M. Bethune for $168."
The Ledger says: " A lanie number of peo?
ple were m town on Monday last, notwith?
standing the Inclemency of the weather. The
sheriff made but one sale-the house and lot
of J. T. E. Belk, wb'ch was bought In by the
trustee. The executor of J. C. Ivy, deceased,
sold two tracts at the following figures: The
Home tract, two hundred and ninety-two
acres, at $430, H. Wilson, purchaser; two hun?
dred and ninety-three acres at $310. J. R.
Welsh purchaser. The treasurer done a live?
ly business In the collection of taxes. The
last day of grace ls drawing near, and those
who wish to avoid the tw*nty per cent, pen?
alty w'll bear this fact In mind. We are
pleased to state that there was but little drunk?
enness, considering so large a crowd, and the
day passel off without any serious rencontre."
The Press ?nd Banner Bays: "In spite of
the inclement morning lhere was a large at?
tendance of our fellow-cltlzens on Monday
last. As usual there was a full representation
ol the colored element A good deal ot real
estate was 6old at fair rates-averaging over
eight dollars per acre. This speaks well for
our industrial future, and shows that under all
discouragements our people are abating noth?
ing ol heart and hop?. The following sales
were made by the sheriff: One hundred and
thirty-five acres of laud, near Cokesbury, the
property of S. C. Merriman, was purchased by
Dr. W. C. Norwood for $1225. Pitty acres of I
real estate of Seaborn McCurry, purchased by
R. R. HemphiU, ?or $285. Three hundred and
twenty acres ol real estate of W. P. Sullivan,
purchased by B. F. Sullivan, for $700. Real
estate of Thomas R. Puckett: First tract of one
hundred and eighty-nine acres, by Mrs. E. A.
Puckett, for $850: second, the Ferry tract of|
seventeen acres, by Thomas Stewart, for $2000.
Female Academy lot, In the Town of Abbeville,
three quarters oi an acre, by D. L. Wardlaw,
for $500. Hotel lot In tbe Town of Greenwood,
eight and a half acre?, property of T. F. Riley,
by S. J. Riley, for $1335. Tract of lour hun?
dred and seventv acres, property of L L. & L.
P. Guinn, by C. W. G?ttin, for $2550."
BOUTWELL AXD THE DEBT.
PHILADELPHIA. January 6.
Boutwell spoke here to-night on the impor?
tance and necessity of maintaining such a
system of taxation as will materially and con?
stantly work out a reduction of the debt.
THE WEATHER, THIS DAT.
WASHINGTON, D. C.. Januarv 7.
Rising barometer, with northeast winds aud
clear weather, ls probable for Monday from
Alabama to Texas and Missouri. Threatening
weather, and possibly light rain or snow, will
extend from South Carolina to Lake Michigan
and northeastward, reaching New England
on Monday evening, followlug the area of
high barometer that now covers Upper Cana?
da and the Middle fc tates. Eastetly winds will
prevail on the Lakes, and noriheasterly winds,
veering to southeast, ou the Atlantic coast.
Danserons winds are not anticipated lor to-1
night, except, possibly, on Lake Erle.
Yesterday's Weather Reports of the
Signal Service, U. S. A,-1.47 P. M.,
Augusta, Ga.... 30.IS
Key Weat, Fla.. 30.?
Knoxville, Tenn. 80.04
Metrrpiils, Tenn.. 30.12
New Orleans... .130.12
Portland, lie.... 30.02
THE SCOTT-BOWEN WAR.
GOSSIP Flt031 TBE STATE CAPITAL
An Expected Explanation from Govern
or Scott-The Plane or the Public Ene
my-A Batch Of Resignation*- Keor
ganlzatlon of the Greenville Road.
[FROM OCR OWN CORRESPONDENT."
COLUMBIA, S. C., January 6.
To-day has been dies' non ae well witt the
Legislature as witt tte Ku-Klux court. Bott
brancte3 met again to-day as the? bad met
yesterday pursuant to adjournment, but no
quorum was present in either case, and they
were both further adjourned till Monday noon,
when they will doubtless get to work again,
and when it is expected a message will be re?
ceived from the Governor, in which he will
attempt to explain away the damaging
charges In the report of the Joint special finan?
cial investigating: committee.
The message ls said to be a document of
considerable length, covering thirty or forty
pages ot closely written special pleading. The
Governor commences, as I am told, by admit?
ting that lt ls unusual, and, under ordinary
circumstances, would be inappropriate for the
! Executive to reply formally to the strictures
of a member upon the floor of the House, but
in the present case be Justifies his reply to the
speech cf Mr. Bowen, and the report of the
committee, by the great publicity that bas been
given to them. He then "goes for7' the gentle
Bowen In the most approved style, clviug his
version of Bowei/s employment as his counsel
In New York last summer, and reviewing lu
succession the various points in Bowen's
famous impeachment speech. Upon the sub?
ject of the land commission swindles he re?
minds tte members of both touses of a certain
compact, which he alleges was made between
them and him on one occasion In tte Execu
ilve office, by which they were In effect
pledged to secrecy. He also disclaims re?
sponsibility for the acts of the land commis?
sion, by declaring that bis duties in resrard to
them were Blmply "ministerial," which word,
by the way, apr. ears to be a favorite with his
Excellency, an1 appears very frequently In
the present message. As to the financial
charges, he reiterate? the statements con?
tained in his annual message, repeating again
In this connection the statement that his ac?
tion was only ministerial, and he touches very
lightly, If at all, upon the very remarkable
revelations about the "arms account" of the
State, which are regarded In some quar?
ters as the most damaging portions
of the committee's report. He attempts
to explain away Bowen's statement that
the agricultural land scrip bad been .sold
for seventy-two and a half cents, while
eighty-four cents was offering for lt, by stating
that negotiations for Its sale by Mr. Elmpton
to a certain prominent banking firm In 'New
York at elgeiy-four cents were in progress,
when the purchasers discovered that there
were certain resections aa to locating the
grants In different townships, Ac, and there
lore declined to pay more than seventy-two
and a half cents, at which price it waa finally
sold. The naiure of the reception ot this mes?
sage by the two houses ls a matter of some
speculation. It will doubtless be "received
as Information" by both bodies, but in the
House it may provoke a lively deba'e and,
possibly, a renewal of the Impeachment prop?
The position of affairs has not materially al?
tered during the recess. The members of j
both houses have been having large-sized
fleas put Into their respective ears by their
"constituent"," and have returned loaded with
crude material for future laws, while the
gubernatorial party have been arranging their
plans of campaign, rewarding their Irlends
and punishing their enemies. General Whip?
per received the first Instalment of his pun?
ishment very promptly. In having his militia
command takvn a*ay from him nod ?Iren lo
General Smalls, the senator from ihe same
county. The story goes that General Whipper
ls only cashiered fdr the time beinsr.
and that be was privately informed by a confi?
dant of the Governor's t hat he should not sell
his uniform because he would soon have use
for lt again. This, however, General Whipper
denies, and he says that be doesn't so much
mind losing his commission, but he thinks the
Governor might have appointed somebody In
his place who was about his own size, so that
he could have sold his uniform to his succes?
sor. Colonel Yucum, another member of the
House who supported Mr. Bowen's impeach?
ment movement, anticipated martyrdom by
resigning his militia command the day after
the adjournment, taking occasion, in his letter
of resignation, to make the following criticism
of the "commander-in-chief:*'
"By your action as commander-in-chief, the
efficiency ol tte State militia has been de?
stroyed and the organization broken up, plac?
ing me in the position of a colonel without a
command, and rendering my services of -no
It ls needless to say that the resignation was
promptly accepted. Another resignation has
oeen that ot Mr. John Heart, late private sec?
retary to the Governor. This action has been
prompted, lt ls said, solely by Mr. Heart's de?
clining health, and lt is expected that the staid
old gentleman's mantle will descend upon Ma?
jor Harry Noah, tte affable and accomplished
assistant private secretary, who has in fact
done all the work ot the office for months'
past, with the exception of the voluntary cam?
paigning services that have been rendered by
the illustrious Thomas Jefferson Mackey, who,
lt Ie said, is to have his reward in the shape of |
an elevation to the bench in Judge Thomas's
The long-pending transfer of the controlling
Interest ol the Greenville and Columbia
Boad has at last been perfected, and the
bourds of officers and directors of the Green?
ville road have been reorganized In conformi?
ty with the new arrangement. The change
was effected by the resignation of Frederick
Bush, Esq., os president of the road, and the
election of W. J. Magrath, Esq.. In his place,
and the retirement of Messrs. Kimpton, Par?
ker, Waterman and Carduzo from the direc?
tory, and the substitution of Messrs. Roath,
Marley, Walker and Sloane.
The new boards of officers and directors of I
the Greenville Road, as now elected, are as fol- !
lows: President-W. J. Magrath. vice-Presi?
dent-J. J. Patterson. Directors-Hon. J. L.
Orr, J. L. Neagle, J. J. Patterson. T. Hurley,
J. M. Allen, Joeepb Crews, H. T. Farmer,
Thomas Dodamead, J. C. Roath, J. E. Marley,
C. B. Walker and J. T. Sloane.
No Important changes ot the schedule have
yet been made, but lt ls understood that this
consolidation will result In closer connections
at Columbia. PICKET.
TBE OLD WORLD'S NEWS.
MADRID. January 6.
Tte following appointments are at last
officially announced: Jose Concha, captain
?reneral of Cuba; Admiral Palo, minister to tte
LONDON, January G.
Thunder and' two-Inch tail stones at Ports?
mouth. Exposed glasses were broken.
Tte Prince of Wales is steadily improving.
Glllott, tte steel pen maker, ls dead.
CHARLESTON TO HARVARD.
" Fair Harvard "-Portrait of the Au?
[ From the Boston Advertiser, January 4.]
Mrs. Carollue Gilman, of Charleston. S. C.,
and her four daughters, have united in pre?
senting to Harvard University a line photo?
graph of the late Rev. Samuel Gilman, wlih
the poem, " Fair Harvard," written by him for
the second centennial celebration of the found?
ing ot the college. Every graduate knows
" Fair Harvard," but Its authorship has not
been publicly acknowledged till now. The
ode bas been printed and beautifully framed
with the portrait. The following ls a copy of
the letter of Mrs. Gilman, accompanying this
CHARLESTON, S. C., January 1, 1872.
Charles Wm. Eliot, L.L. B., President Har?
DEAR SIR:-Dr. Gilman'a centennial ode
having maintained its popularity through the
period of nearly forty years, his widow and
her daughters think it not presumpuous to
offer lt to the college, through you, la a per?
manent form, accompanied by his likeness.
Next to the sphere of his sacred duties, the
author loved " Fair Harvard."
Respectfully, CAROLINE GILMAN.
SOUND SENSE FB03I THE UP-COUN
The Sale of Fort Hill-A. Blast Against
Lawyers' Fees-Abolish the Fence
System-The Weather In the Moun?
[FEOU OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.]
PENDLETON, January 3.
The long looked-for sale of "Fort Hill," the
lormer residence of our highly esteemed
friend, Hon. J. C. Calhoun, took place on the
1st instant, and was purchased by Colonel
Clemson, the worthy son-in-law. Mrs. Clem?
son ls now the only living representative of
the late Hon. J. C. Calhoun's family, with ex?
ception of an Infant grand-daughter, the child
of the late Mrs. Lee.
Unfortunately an amicable settlement be?
tween the different claimants of this estate
could not be made without recourse to the
courts, and as is usual the lawyers were the
only gainers. Tet not dishonorably-no more
than the law allowed them.
Talk about the oppression of Scott and his
Bing, and their stealings from our poor, down?
trodden farmers and planters. Illegal stealing
and deplorably bad, we all admit. But thu
legal stealings or exactions of our Judges,
lawyers and officers of the State, down to the
lowest bailiff, are but little, If anything, bet?
ter. Let any one venture to Introduce a bill
in our Legislature to reduce salaries or fees
in our State, and he will have to take a tree,
with the whole pack cf officers and expectants
at his heel?, and If they don't shoot him, they
will play Davy Crockett and grin him down.
Too many lawyers and expectants of office in
our Legisla'ure for such motton to succeed,
so that we may content ourselves to submit,
with the best graee possible to the oppres?
sions and exactions of all until we can have a
more honest representation to take the helm
ot our State.
The Fort Hill land was bid off at fifteen
thousand dollars ($15,000,) as I am Informed.
A valuable farm, and with the name attached
h not overbold.
The beautiful, well-Improved residence and
valuable farm of the late Colonel J. E. Cal?
houn-"Eeo wee"-now occupied by his son,
Mr. E. B. Calhoun, (adjoining the Fort Hill
tract, with the Intervening "Cold Spring"
tract of Mr. J. W. Crawford,) was a'so sold,
(except the Sycamore Bottom tract, reserved,)
to Mr. J. W. Crawford for the sum of thirteen
thousand five hundred ($13,500) dollars. The
reserved tract ls said to be worth three or four
I thank your correspondent for his article
In ye ur lase Friday's number-"Abolish the
Fence Laws." I, and very many-other unsel?
fish practical farmers and planters, fully agree
with him, and subscribe to all and more than
be says. In addition to the great and impor?
tant saving of limber and relief from the enor?
mous expense of making and repairing (enees,
it would induce the desirable practice of going
Into the gra=p and clover culture, which we
have proven, lor many years past, to be alto?
gether practicable In the upper part of our 1
State, but would also cause a great Improve?
ment in our stock of every kind-cattle, hog*, <
sheep, A.-c.-to those of better breeds. We have, ;
for many years past, been lu favor of abolishing 1
fence laws, ana thought, at one time, (as an '
humble member of our Legislature, 1857,) of j
Introducing a bill, or making some movement
In that direction, but on consulting members
irom the "range" counties, we concluded we ,
should be ground down by the "range" voters ,
of our upper districts. We came very near
getting up a dog law, too, at that time, came
within one vote of it, when the vote of the
whole house was required to carr}', and that
vote was by a young lawyer who had twelve
hounds, but never a sheep.
. The weather, since i last wrote you, has
been variable; so me? very cold nights, two or
three snowy, but tor the last eight or ten days
rather warm, too wann to kill pork. Foggy 1
and rain every two or three days. S.
?. NEWS FROST WASHINGTON.
The Military Programme for the Presi?
dential Campaign-Extending the
M Hilary K lectio a Law to Every Town
and Village In the Country-The Bal?
lots for President to be Counted by
WASHINGTON, January 6.
The Radical military programme for the
Presidential campaign will develop Itself next
week tn the Introduction of a bill In the House
by Mr. Porter, of Virginia, enlarging the scope
of the military election law of last Congress
so as to cover every voting precinct
la the country with Federal Inspectors of elec?
tions, and Federal troops where elections are
held for President and members of Congress.
The law as lt now exists, and as lt was applied '
In New York, ls restricted In its operations to
cities of fifty thousand inhabitants. It is now
?roposed to make Its application universal,
he pretence for such extraordinary legisla?
tion as this ls to protect the colored voters In
the South. But its main purpose ls to extend
the military rule all over the South to oarry
the Southern States for the re-election of
Grant. The carpet-bag Congressmen, know?
ing full well that they will he swept out of
existence at the election next fall, are moving
solidi v for the support of the measure. Indeed
lt ls boasted thai Virginia can be redeemed
under lt irom Conservative control. Republi?
can members from the North who have been
consulted on the subject -say that they see no
good reason why the law should not be made
more general, at least to include all towns and
cities were more than five hundred voles are
The Louisiana Muddle.
When yesterday's report reached Washing?
ton thai General Emery had taken part lu the
arrests at New Orleans, the secretary of war
telegraphed him In relation to ihe subject,
when Emery responded that the United States
troops had taken no part whatever In the re?
cent arrests of State officers. The war de?
partment have issued no orders whatever for
the military commandant at New Orleans, nor
ls the secretary as yet officially advised of
the condition of affairs In that city.
The secretary of the treasury telegraphs
the collector of customs at New Orleans that
lt is reported that the Wilderness was used to
prevent the governor of Louisiana from con?
vening the Legislature. The collector tele?
graphs the secretary : "Don't form a hasty
opinion regarding the proceedings In this
city. Suspend Judgment until you hear both
sides of the question. False reports will,
doubtless, be sent to Washington as to the
situation." The secretary telegraphs the col?
lector that his telegram c?malos no specific
Information concerning the alleged Illegal use
of the Wilderness, and calls the collector's at?
tention to the revenue marine regula?
tions, and orders their immediate and
strict enforcement. The President is absent in
Philadelphia, but is in constant telegraphic
communication with the secretary of war and
other cabinet ministers on the subject ot Lou?
isiana affairs. It ls authoritatively slated that
ihe administration will not Interfere in the lo?
cal difficulties there, any further than ls nec?
essary to preserve the peace; and to that end
every power of the government will be em?
ployed. Geno] al Emory has been ordered to
use his Judgment to preserve the peace.
The Case of the Florida.
The steamer Florida has arrived at Eey
West. She had a shot across her bows, but
was not detained. The relations of Spain and
Cuba are assuming a more pacific phase. Offi?
cials at the navy department declare the ac?
tivity at the navy yards merely usual and eea
The Civil Service Reform.
The civil service roullne ls coming to be
regarded as a humbug. A comDetent clerk
failed of promotion, because he didn't know
the distance Irom the earth to the moon.
A DARING MURDER.
BALTIMORE, January 7.
Dr. Merriman Cole, a retired physician, aged
seventy-three, was found murdered in nis
office. There wero thirteen wounds about his
head and face. His pocket was turned in.-ide
out, and a small sum ot money was scattered
around the office. The scene of the murder
ls in the centre of the city.
WRECK OF A BRIG.
SAVANNAH, January 6.
The brig Queen ol the south was wrecked
at the north end of St. Simon's. The crew
THE END OF JIM FISK.
The Notorious "Prince of Erle" Shot
and Killed on Broadway by Stokes
A Woman at the Bottom of the Dim
-,A" , T NEW TORE, January 7.
Colonel James Fisk, Jr., was shot twice in
the breast yesterday, ia front of the Grand
Central Hotel la Broadway, by Edward Stokes,
who waa Immediately arrested. Fisk liozered
until 10.45 this morning, when he diedI at the
Grand Central Hotel in the presence of his
wife, bis father-in-law, Mr. Morse, Jay Gould
and a large number of Intimate friends: There
was a change In his symptoms at 6 A. M., and
at 7 he was known to be dying. His agony
was mitigated by the injection of morphine.
He retained partial consciousness, however,
until 10 A. M. when he recognized his friends
and thanked several visitors. At midnight
Fisk had said that he thought he would re?
cover. The weapon with which Stokes killed
him was a four-barrelled Colt's revolver, carry?
ing a rifle ball. After ho was wounded Fisk
walked up si airs.
Stokes and his attorney, lt appears, had
been consulting together, when the attorney
assured him that they had broken down in
their suit, and that the case would be dis?
missed. Stokes exclaimed, in an excited tone:
"Is there no way to beat this man ?" Stokes
then went to Miss Mansfield's, and thence to
the scene of the tragedy. .v'
Fisk, previous to his death, gave a lucid ac-1
count of the encounter to the jury.
Jay Gould, who stood unmoved by Fisk's
bedside while he lived, broke Into tears when
be expired. The hotel was surrounded by
large crowds, among whom no unkind word
was heard regarding the dead man.
It ls believed that Stokes must have been
crazod when he committed the act., Mrs.
Stokes haa visited him in Jail.
THE FACTIONS FIGHT AT NEW OR?
NEW ORLEANS, January 7.
AH quiet at midnight1; but there ls great ex?
citement. No violence beyond the capture of
EL small armory. Nothlngstartllng apprehend?
ed till Tuesday, when the belligerent Legisla?
THIS COTTON MOVEMENT FOR THE \
- NEW TORE, January 7.
The receipt?, at all of the ports for the week
oavt' been 110,628 bales, against 126,929' last
iveels, 130,013 the prevlou3 week and 120.918
tbree weeks since. The total receipts since Sep?
tember have been 1,486,412, against 1,765,
)26 for the corresponding pelion of the pre?
cious year; showing a decreasaof 278,614 bales.
The exports i rom ail ol the ports for the week
(vere 45,572 bales, against 88,486 for the same
time last year. The total exporta for the ex?
pired portion of the cotton year amount to
"37,942 bales, against 988,446 for the same
ime last year. The present stock as com- J
pared with that for the corresponding period
>t the previous year ls as follows:
Jan. 7, 1872. Jan. 7,187L
lt all ports.500,180 085,686
at the interior towna. 02,033 109,235
tn Liverpool.5co,ooo 620,000
american cotton afloat for
Great Britain.181,000 230,000
Indian ctton afloat for
Considerable rain has fallen during the week
at the South, and the fields generally are In I
an unfavorable condition for picking.
BRUTAL MURDER IN BARNWELL.
Promjit Pursuit and Arrest of the Mur*
[From the Augusta Chronicle.]
An Inoffensive old colored man, named Adam '
Jackson, employed on the plantation of Mr.
Hayward Brown, who resides about eight miles
from Blackville, was on his way to the latter
place on Saturday before Christmas, in com-1
pony with his son, In charge of a load of cot?
ton, the old man walking beside the wagon
and the son driving. When about one mUe from
town they met a wagon containing five white
men, who were on their way to Orangeburg to
spend the Christmas. The old man politely
lilted his hat to the party, and wished them a
merry Christmas. Without any other provo
cation one of the party, a man by the
name of Ell Cbavis, from Edgefield
County, jumped from his wagon, and, making
a terrible lunge at adam, plunged the knife
Into his heart, cutting lt In half. He made no
attempt to Injure the boy, but getting back
Into the wagon with his companions, started
off. As soon as the son saw the terrible deed
which had been done, he took one of the
mules lrom his wagon, and rode as rapidly as
possible to Blackville, and- fortunately found
Mr. ^rown and Informed bim of the tragedy,
and lie and his brother Plnckney and Mr. 8.
Graham started In pursuit. After a chase of j
some ten or twelve miles, they overtook and
captured the whole five, bringing them back
to Blackville and delivering them over to the
ALL ABOUT THE STATE.
A Jail Delivery.
The Darlington Southerner says that -four
prisoners made their escape from JaU on Wed- j
nesday, by breaking the bolts and locks to
their cells, and deliberately walking out at j
tire front door into the street.
' Sudden Death.
On Thursday night of last week, 28th ult..
Mr. John M. Graham, of Florence, was found
dead tn a restaurant at that place. Mr.
Graham was taken ill during the evening and
had lain down, and when noticed again was
dead. Supposed cause-apoplexy.
A True Bill.
The grand Jury of Orangeburg County have
presented tbree true bills of Indictment
against George W. Sturgeon, one of the con?
testants for a seat In the Senate from that
county. The copy of the bills ot indictment
sets forth in each case the crime of "changing
ballots in ballot-boxes."
Dior? Arrests and Some Releases.
The Union Times says: "Since our last
Issue, the following persons have been arrest?
ed by UnltedlStates Deputy Marshal M. F. Mitch?
el: W. C. Harris, J. A. Davis, Ben. Friedman,
white, aud Giles Culp, colored. The two first |
were arrested under a charge of conspiracy
and murder; the two last as witnesses. We
are pleased to state that Dr. Wade Fowler, J.
W. Tench, B. Dawkins, Nevil Hawkins, C.
Hawkin?. G. Morgan, F. Coleman, Henry
White, Charles Scott. Jospeph Scott and M. E.
Bruton, nave been balled out until the 25th In?
A Bad Beat.
The Columbia Phoenix of Saturday says :
"We learn that one ot' our most law-abiding
merchants found himself constrained yester?
day to administer something of a drubbing to
a certain city official. The affair grew out of )
a rel usai of the official to meet a bill presented
to him. The blows were not resented, and a
suit for assault and battery ls the result. We
think it ls time for some of us deliberately to
conclude to pay even a large sum il necessary
for the privilege of punlshlog the unblushing
cases that we have to deal with. Forbearance
does, at times, cease to be a virtue. Mr. B. C.
Shiver is lhe merchant, and Mr. W. J. Etter,
city clerk, is the officiql. After Mr. Etter
stated that he was sick, 4c, Mr. Shiver de-1
The Barnwell Sentinel says : "A colored
mau who was confined in jail at Barnwell Vil?
lage, and who was endeavoring to make his
escape, was shot and instantly killed, on Tues?
day morning last, by Mr. McLemore the Jailor.
It appears that he (McLemore) had gone up
Into the Jail to give the prisoners their rations
or water, when he was seized by two to tbree
of them, intending to kill him. and effect
their escape, and but for the timely assistance
of another prisoner, also colored, who seized
a revolver, drawn by one of them, McLemore
would have been killed, and their scheme ac?
complished. The man who met this untimely
end was confined for the killing of the col?
ored man, Jabez, some time since. Of course 1
no blame attaches, as McLemore was discharg?
ing his duty, besides acting in self-defence.
The same paper saj s: "A colored boy about
twelve or fourteen years of age was killed
near Blackville on Christmas day, In a man?
ner which should serve as a warning to boys
wbo handle firearms carelessly. He had a
gun-barrel, which lt appears he was trying to
get the load out of, placed one end in the lire
and blew In the other, when it went off and
instantly kl led him."
fm- CONSIGNEES PER STEAMSHIP
GULF STREAM, from Philadelphia, axe hereby
notified that abe will discharge cargo THIS DAT,
tbe 27th instant, at Brown's Wharf. Goods un?
called for at sunset will remain on the wharf
at owners' risk and expense.
Jan8-1 . i " WM. A., COURTENAY, Agent.
pa* CONSIGNEES NOTICE.-CON?
SIGNEES by Bark COLONIST are hereby "notiaed
that she has THIS DAY been entered ' tinder the
Five Day Act. Goods not Permitted at the expl .
ration of this period will be sent to Customhouse
Jan8 BAVENEL A CO.
!.* CONSIGNEES FEB STEAMSHIP
SOUTH CAROLINA, from New Tork, aw- hereby
notified that she will discharge cargo THIS DAT,
at Pier Ko. 2, Union Wbarres. Goods uncalled for
at sunset will remain on the wharf at owner's
risk and expense, WM. A. COURTENAY,
Jftn8-1 \ ?_ Agent.
pa* FOR BAFFLE.-A FINE BLACK
HORSE, v slued at Two Hundred Douars, A hun?
dred Chances at Two- Dollars a chtnce. The
Horse can be seen at Wilton's subies, opposite
Pavilion Hotel Apply to Mr. B. SCHUB, at Pavll
lon Hotel for Raffle List Jan8-l?
.ar MCLEAN HAS IT I HAS WHAT t
Why that beaut if ul set -Of TOY FURNITURE Tor
Raffle, made by a Charleston man; : and the list is
suing np fast No time to. be lost if yon want a
chance. . ' 'Jans
BO ABD OF FIREMASTEBS.^
Thc Board at their next Meeting, nth mst., win
elect a CLERE OF THE BOARD.? Applicants will
hand in their letters-on or before that time. . .
Jans.io B. BL STROBEL, Clerk B. F. M.
pa* THE PEOPLED NATIONAL Bj??L.
OF CHARLESTON, S. G., JANUARYS, 1872.-The? '
Board of Directors having declared a Semi AB
nual Dividend of FIVE PER GENT, on the Capital
Stock of this Bank, the same will be paid on and
after Monday next; the 8th instant
Jans A_H. o. LOPER, Cashier.. v
pa* FIBST NATIONAL BANK^~OF*
The annual election for DIRECTORS of .this Bank
win be held at the Banklng-boose on "TUKSDAV
next, the ninth (?th) instant - td
Polls open from ia M. to half-past l o'clock P.
M. WM. C. BREESE, 1 %'
J an*.-th mt u3 . Cashier-' v.
/ar* BANE OF CHARLES TO ri,
CHARLESTON,"JANUARY 4, 1672.-This Bank
oas resumed boniness as a Banking Co rpo rat [oh.
JanMfl . ' : Oashrer.:
^SCRE YEN HO CSE,-NOTICE TO
PARTIES INTERESTED.-Major JOHN W. CAM?
ERON has consented to conduct, and is daly ap?
pointed Manager of the SCHEVEN HOUSE. "
dec20-lmo B. BRADLEY. ' '
pa* OFFICE OF THE CITY APPRAIS?
ER, CITY HALL, CHARLESTON, 8. C., JAN CARY
l, 187Z-NOTICE.-This Offlee will be opened from
this date, and remain open until the 20th Instant
for issuing Li c en sea for the year 1872.. ." r'
'pa* CITIZENS' SAVINGS BANK! OF
SOUTH CAROLINA-CHARLESTON BRANCH,
Ko. 8 BROAD STREET.-On and after TurrasDAY,
18th January, 1872,'the regular semi-annual inter?
est will be paid to deposttore.
All interest not paid on the Slat day of January
will be added to the principal of the depositor;
and will draw Interest as If deposited on the 1st
January. Depositors are requested to bring.In
their books, that the interest may be entered,
interest ls compounded Quarterly, but payable as
heretofore in January and Joly.
T T. D. RAVENEL, Jr.,
dec30-20_Assistant Cashier, j
?a* SOUTH- CAROLINA LOAN AND
TRUST COMPANY-SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.
Depositers are requested to leave their Books to
be credited with the January Quarterly Interest,
due 1st proximo. All Deposits made oh or before
the 20th January will bear interest from the lat or
Interest Six Per Cjnt, compound ea* quarterly.
dec22-fmwl2 F. A MITO a ELL, cashier.1
pa TEE CHARLESTON CHABITA
BLE ASSOCIATION, FOR THE BENEFIT OF TEE
FREE SCHOOL FUND.-OFFIGAL RAFFLED
NUMBERS. ~ .
CLASS Na 284-XOBims.
GLASS No. 284-ETHKIKO.
Aswitaeas our hand at Charleston this "th day
of January, 1872. FENN PECK, :
JAMES GILLILA ND,
cct3 Sworn commissioners.
? pa* FBESH VACCINE MATTER, JUST
taken from the Arm, kent constantly on hand at
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dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, No. 2 Sooth
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out It is entirely harmless, and perfectly free
from any poisonous substance, and will therefore
take the place of au the dirty and unpleasant
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have been sent us from many of our moat promi?
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everything in which the articles now m use are
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lt ls warranted to contain neither Sugar of Lead,
Sulphur or Nitrate of Silver, lt does not soil the
clothes or scalp, ls agreeably perfumed, and
makes one of theb?8t dressings for the Hair In
use. lt restores- the color of the Hair "more per?
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the nourishing qualities necessary to its growth,
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and induces a new growth of the Hair more post
tlvely than anything else. The application .o?
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DYE produces IMMEDIATELY a splendid Black
or Natural Brown. Does not stain the skin, bat
leaves the hair clean, soft and beautlfuL Th?
only Safe and Perfect Dye. sold by all Drag
gists. Factory No. 16 Bond street, New York.