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"Let onr just Censure ^j^^^^jSj^^fe^T Attend the True Event."
^ggg g y- i g gfcjg jj
Tita fiar Btr?n&?9<? Bjlaiiiicr.
When Freedom, Bick oj Plymoath.F.cck,
" ' Its blarney and its social treasons;
< bink ot tho na? al-twanging flock.
That orowd her couria for selfish reasons;
Hiok of the lohg? enormons bills
Paid thieve? for plundering wlom th oj
dare to; '
' And eiok ot all tbo thone and ills
That Freedom, in this land, ia heir to; :
Hoart-eiok to Bea her sacred flag,
Willoh grand "Old Hickory" once saluted.
By every louey scalawag
To pelf and plunder prostituted
Sb? swore, that'ero lte fold? ohonld llok
. The dost for theft and thoae who plot it,
Rlio'd furl it up and send it, quiok,
To Heavon, from whenoe* 'tia said, ehe
?got Ul,y ,.
But ,wbou she palled her oagie down.
To- oxeuuto too thought within her,
Bo like a buzzard had be grown,
Shu scarcely knew the hoary einner!
Where erst lier Btatne stood, to draw
"denla gaze, from Maine to Oarolina,
There rose, sustained by ni*1 Mal law.
The head and bust of dusky Dinabl
The milky baldrio of the ?lues,
Aurora's bright and blushing daughter,
1 Seemed, Unto Freedom's tearfnl eyes,
I - > A ?iqkly et roam of milk and' water;
' There, tao, the pure celestial white,
Once tribunt Caucasian blood to flatter,
,, >Vas s tripod, not with the morning light,
Bot a i?ix'd shade, yclept mulatto
AU in obedience to the law
Which boldeth bim than moat-axo duller
Who seers; or thinks ho over Baw,
i. -Distinction on aooonnt of color.
- The'warrior. Grant, was blasting stone,
;Wlpio ah tho lightning lancee rur.od,
Tho warriors of tho storm wero gone,
UM Tile-thunder-drum of heaven waa busted!
And as her ppringiug stops adyanoe,, ,
?'For bli anio, poor Freedom almost swoons,
' To san Den. Butler's eye askance i
?t Horac? Greeley'* silypr apoonb!
g of the sea! thy atara aro dim
. , . Which eyes of Ku ru po quailed to follow;
Snatched from thy azure bloc by him
Who envied Vane? hie loyal collar 1
And from its gorgeous dyes-and'all
[A rainbow on tbe cloud reclining,
Ween Rury sabres r?B6 and'*' I,]
. Bob Bchonck has stolen%*o silver lining,
To"cover up hi,? ailvor-miningl
: And'to its staff,1 from which once hung
These glories all together blended,
A wi it whoso praise the poota siiug,
- Called habeas corpus, ie Suspended.
'Poor Froedom, stoker'than before,
Awoke, as ono who long bad slept,
And, sitting at the White floue o door,
-rTWaa thus she sung, and wept:
"Flag of tho freo heart's hopo and homo!','
[ Fret-heart an't in-sho'a j outstepped out!]
"Thy Biara bava lit the welkin dome! *
[Before the starB full, then, no doubll]
"Forever'flaut- that standard sheet!"
[Poor sheet, you'r^o very badly alii!]
"With"freedom's noil beneath our feet!"
ll don't believe il-not a bit!]
The New York Daily Bulletin-a com?
mercial journal of high standing-in 1
publishing the report of the committee 1
of citizens, who recently "examined the '
books of the State Treasurer, at Colum?
bia, ss far as practicable," says:
' -'WoBhall not venture to prejudge the
accounts of tbe Financial Agent; but '
that ho should control such nu enormous j
amount of bonds, and that nothing,
should be known at the State Treasury
respecting the naturo of his operations,
the condition of his accounts, or tho ex t!
tent to which he has involved the credit I
pf the State, is a mutter which, to say (
tho least, demands the promptest remo-li
dy. Mr. Kimpton's promised statement I1
should not bo delayed ono day; nor do"
we Bee why it ueed be; and it is due to
himself that he should invite, at once, BP
full examination of his accounts by par- \
ties who would command public conti-!
The public very properly ask, how is',
it that the State authorities know, or !
profess to know, so little of tho opora !
lions of tho New York agency, wheu alb
tho debt operations have been conducted j4
through it? There is cither gross uo-jj
gleet or something worse in this appa?
rent ignorance; aud the publio can only!1,
be expected to discredit the Statei
officials until the mystery is cleared upi',
and everything told. If people distrust ?
the Government, and, as Governor Scott '
complains, tbo prim has protested and '
tbe peoplo have begun to mutter the|
foul word "repudiation," what wonder, 4
; when the most extraordinary irregulari-^
ties aro wrapt up in profound secrecy?!
Until the Governor gives tbe publio a i1
f?ll and fair statement of everything, he!'
C?n only expect to be distrusted, and all'1
who hold positions of financial trust!'
und?r him.
It appears, from the report of the com-!'
mittee, that tbe Financial Agent has 1
"hypothecated $3,773,000 of bonds, *
ngainst advances amounting to something' !
over 8900,0110; but, ou what aooouut this!!
rooney was borrowed, they fail to show.'
Their report states, relating to a summa-11
ry of the debt, which we give below: Is
"In tbo above statement it will be ob-' '
served that tho sum ofS'203,000, already 1
referred to, has been deduct ed from the!'
estimated debt of 1869; whether iii'
should be so deducted must necessarily r
depend upon tho report of the Financial"
Agent. It is admitted that this amount (
of the debt has baen redeemed, but its''
fitiul position'in the account cannot now'''
be ascertained with certainty."
; WP ?nderatapd this to imply that the'1
pommitteo wns unable to satisfy itself ol'1
tU?'iuo'orrectne*3 of a report current 1
hore that bouds received for redemption,''
orin tbe way of conversions, have been1'
used as collateral for loans. Respecting!'
tho $200,000 held in tho sinking fund,11
fatso deducted from Raid statement oil
debt,) tbe report makes the darkly sog 1
gest j yo remark: I
<?Tbia sum purports to bo on hand for
the retirement of that amount of tho ex?
isting debt. If tho whole of it or any
portion has been ufced, (which can only
appear by tho report of tbo Financial
Agent,) tho amount so used becomes a
portion of the floating debt."
Thus, tho committeo suggest a grave,
doubt that not only hus tho sinking fund!1
boen diverted from its proper use, bat Jj
that retired bonds huvo been redstttled. !
What have tbe State officials to say to'1
these imputations? How long do tbcy!
suppose tho bond-holders and tux-pay-!1
ern will keep their patienco undor the']
dark suspicious thus inevitably sng-!
gested? Their reticence is naturally1!
construed as an evidence of guilt; and .
?et Governor Scott, in au official bullo-1
tin, assumed an air of injured virtue! r
The oommittoo deserve thunks for !
what they bavo done; but sonia explana-'1
tion is required of tbe reasons which !
prevented them from extending their ex?
aminations to tho office of the Financial
Agent, where only they could expect to]
hud tbo information ubont which the!!
publio are most conocrned. j I
The Bey of Tunis recently seut Gen..!
Grant "his cordial and friendly greet?
ings." Whon informed of it, be imine* !
diatoly rang for tho White HOUHO stow-"
ard. Upon tho appearance of that'!
functionary, Gen. Grunt dr?w bim aside1
and nervously asked if ho bad received
that cordial, how many cases thorn were,!'
aud where ho stowed it. A tap on the"
Chief Executive's shoulder by Gen,j
Horace Porter, who wns present, how-'1
over, speedily rel laved tho steward from:
embarrassment. 1
annual message/.of President Grant
opens with a reiteration of the policy
announced in his inaugural message.
"The policy has heoa not to inquire into
the wisdom of the laws already enacted,
hut to learn their spirit and intent, and
to enforce them accordingly"-a senti?
ment which, if literally adhered to,
would preclude tho Executive from mak?
ing many useful recommendations for
the repeal or modification of laws found
to be bud. Tho exceptional calamities
by fire and flood which hare marked the
past year, und which huve led to tho dis?
play of so much active benevolence and
generous sympathy ab homo and abroad,
receive appropriate mention, while the
year is recognized to have been, '.'under
i wiso Providence, one of general pros?
perity to tho nation." , ,
Under the heud of foreign relations,
the couutry is properly congratulated
apon tho beneficial tlleots likely to re?
mit from the treaty of Washington,
both UR u settlement of our differences
with Great Britain, and an un example
to the world bow wars may bo avoided
without a eacrince of national, honor.
Jredit is gives to our diplomatic aud
consular agents nt Paris for the manner
in which they have performed their do
.icato duties without wounding tho sus?
ceptibilities of Freuch or (lennans dur
.ug tho trying scened iu France of thc
past twelve mouths.
Some surprise will doubtless be felt tc
Iud M. Cutaoazy elevated to tho dignity
if a national grievance, and tho puroly
personal, difficulties between that obnox
OUB euvoy und tho administration ni
Washington deemed worthy of a place
u the President's message. lu formet
jases, such as those of citizen Genet
luriug the administration of Washing
on, and of Mr. Crampton, during th<
Jriuieau war, it was tho violation of lav
-athcr than bf personal.or diplomata
properties, which incurred tho cenaun
>f the Exeoutivo, and which was brough
o the attention of the nation, liefer
moe is made to thc diplomatic failure ii
Joren, and to tho success achieved b;
Vd m i ral Rodgers over u semi-barbarous
jeople, and tho whole subject is lef
"for such adieu us Congress may seo ?
o take."
The abolition of slavery' by Brazil i
nade the subject ol' presidential nongra
iulutiou, and the enactment by Congees
>f u stringent law is recommended t
'each the casu of American citizens whe
u their business dealings with planter
iud others in countries whero slavery i
itill tolerated by law, may become intel
sated as mortgagees or otherwise in thi
ipecies of property. Tho rumors whic
lave been rife of pending difficult ie
vith Spaiu, und possible Intervent ion i
he affairs of Cuba, hud uo uouuteuauc
n what is said iu the message upon thee
Turning from foreign to " dornest:
kffdirs, the first and most important r<
sommeudation of the inessago is, thi
joth the tani! and internal laws bo m<
lided, with a view to lightening tl
lurdens at-present imposed upou tl
jouutry. It is recom mended that "fi
?axes from internal reven uo sources I
ibolished, except thuse collected fro
ipirituous, vinous and malt liquors, t
jacco iu its various forms, uud fro
itampe," which amounts to a tacit r
lornnieudation to abolish tho income ta
[n any re-adjustment of tho tariff, it
.ecommended that thone articles not pr
luced at horne, but which enter lurge
uto geoeral consumption through mei
jinns, compounds, Sea., aud from whi
ittle revenue is derived, should bo plac
>u the free list, and that "should a ft
.her r?duction bo deemed advisable,
should bo made upon those artic!
which can best bear it without distui
.og home productiou or reducing t
labors of American labor." Thia latt
recommendation hus tho merit of bei
io exceedingly general, that it prohal
will give no offenoo uvou to tho nu
irdent protectionists. For particuh
ipou this hoad, Congress is referred
-he report of the Secretory of the Tn
lury. Tho fluctuations in the cu rr er
ire deplored, and tho wisdom of Ce
jreas ia invoked to find a remedy, whi
s the nearest tho President comes
ibo wing any coucern upou tho subject
ipecie payments. The message rei
rates the condemnation heretofore p
jounced hy tho Secretary of tho Tr
mry upoo the present infamous syst
)f moieties to informers in the revei
iervioe of tho country-a system whi
while condemned iu theory, is said
practice, however, lo flourish exec
lu tho navy, the employment oi sar.
lumerary officers iu tho merchant i
tice, (as in Eugluod and other co
;rios.) uud that promotion ubovo
rank of captain ho mudo by sulecti
.?atead of seniority, (us ut prcHont,)si
o be recommendations worthy the
mention of CongresH. The plan of unit
.ho telegraph service with tho ordiu
postal service of tho county is ur j
ipon tho favorable consideration of C
tress, ns recommended by tho Postn
:er-Geiieial. Tho revenues of tho
?artmeut continue to improve.
Tho meuaures taken for tho cufo
nout of tho Ku Klux law aro next
viewed. The proclamation of Ootc
17 is justiiitid, upon tho ground that
requirements of tho proclamation of
;ober 12, requiring tho members of
awful combinations, within tivo dav
mrrender "all their arms, ammunit
luiforms, disguises, mid other means
implements used by them for carr;
jut their unlawful purposes-," hud
been complied with, Tho existent
the "unlawful combinations," "
posea," "arms," "uniform" uud "iu
menta" ia taken for grunted. "Ar
or trial in the judicial tribunals of
United States" ia promised tho pa
who have been arrested, ia numbers t
ll und reds, and wo may add, also, 1
conviction, inasmuch ns it is added:
is believed that no innocent peru
now in custody." If a "regular" tr
to tako place, tito question of gui
innocence, ono would havo .sappi
might have been left to tho ..joel
tribunals." A reign of terror ht
been mungi)rated, tho fact that nun
of persons havo "absconded" is uasi
to bo "good ground for supposing
ill such persons have violated thc lu
The suppression ol polygamy in Utah,
with a provision for tho legitimization oi
"innooent children" np to a certain date,
is suggested-the latter only "ns a sug?
gestion, not a recommendation." The
"peace policy" heretofore adopted by the
administration with reference to the
Indians, (though somewhat varied in
practice by exploits like thoso of the
"Fiegan" massaore,) ia recommended to
be adhered to, "not only because it is
? humane, Christian-like and economical,
I but because it is right."
Political amnesty is recommended,
upon the ground, apparently, that no
good comes from excluding a particular
I class of men from office, beoauso they
had violated their oath to support the
Constitution, while thousands who
would havo done so had they been in the
simo position, aro admitted to bo eligi?
ble. It is added, "If there bo any great
crimiuals distinguished abovo nil ol bor?
for tho part they took in opposition to
the Government, they might, iu the
judgment of Congress, bo excluded from
such amnesty." It is needless to re?
mark that such amnesty would not be
"general,", and that tho vcr}' "excep?
tions" would go far to defeut its effect,
llegret is expressed that tho old citizens
of tbe Southern States should not tnko a
moro prominent part in public affairs,
but tbe causes which binder them from
so doiug seem most imperfectly compro
bended. Tbe wretched misrule of the
carpct-bag governments of those States,
uow upheld by Kn Klux legislation, bus
far mo: a to do with their prescht "un?
happy condition" than any feeling of
personal hostility or "social ostracism"
on tho part of the older iuhabitnnts to?
ward thuBO who differ with them in po?
litical sentiments. Natural causes, such
as climate, Roil and the state of the labor
question, with present mnl-admiuistra
tion, have quito us much to do with re?
tarding "immigration and tho flow of
much-needed capital" into the South, ns
any of tho causes which tho President
In conclusion, Ibo President declares
himself in favor of such civil service re?
form as will visit tho responsibility for
bad appointments upon thoso who re?
commend improper persons for oflWo to
the appointing power. Ile refers to the
commission appointed under tho Act of
Congress of March 31, 1871, to devise
regulations for tho reform of tho civil
service, and promises to give to thc ex?
periment a fair trial.
Taken ns a whole, the message is of
moderato length, eirnplo and uupreten?
tious in its style, rather negativo than
positive in its merits, and certainly less
aggressive in its tonn and recommenda?
tions than might havo been apprehend?
ed, and porhups, by a certain elas-s ol
political extremists and factioniatp, was
desired.-Baltimore Sun.
By appointment of au adjourned meet?
ing of tho friends of tho Greenwood and
Augusta Railroad, tho citizens of Abbe?
ville and Edgeiield met at Hillway, on
December 1, and, ou motion of Dr. J.
H. Jennings, Gen. P. II. Bradley was
called to the chair, and Dr. M. C. Tag?
gart requested to act ns Secretary.
Tho Chairman, in a forcible aud prac?
tical manner, peculiar to himself, ex?
plained the object of tho meeting, and
was happily successful in infusing into
tho andience n spirit of unanimity und
determination rarely met with. Abb?
and instructive addresses were also made
by Dr. J. H. Jeuuings, Capt. Jas. Tal
bert, Capt. W. K. Bradley, J. D. Tal?
bert, Esq., and others; and tho cheering
intelligence from delegates from Green?
wood to Augusta, all along tho route, in
cont08tibly proves that our citizens tire
alivo und in sober earnest in regard to
the road. If brains, muscio and money
will build any railroad, theu tho Green?
wood and Augusta Railroad will be
built, and tho subsequent action of the
meeting shows they ure ready to go lo
work now-at once-as soon as a charter
is granted.
Ou motion of J. D. Talbert, E-q., Hie
following resolutions were unanimously
adopted :
Resolved, That a committee of twelve
bo appointed, who shall adopt such mea?
sures as may bo necessary to seenru u
charter for a railroad, to ba known as tho
Greenwood and Augusta Railroad.
Resolved, That said committee bo au?
thorized to have au immediato survey
made and published.
Resolved, That said committee bo em?
powered to raise, by subscription, au
amount of money sutficicnt to have .said
survey m do along the proposed route,
and for such other purposes ns, by said
committee, may be deemed advisable.
Resolved. That certif?cales bo issued
by tho committee to individuals who
subscribo for this object, and that the
amounts subscribed by them bo consi?
dered as so much stock in the said rail?
Under tho first resolution, the follow?
ing gentlemen wero nppoiuted ns said
committee of twelve: Dr. J. ll. Jen?
nings, Gen. P. TI. Bradley, J. D. Tal?
bert, Esq., A. M. Aiken, Dr. N. Merri
wetbor, S. P. Boozer, C. L. Blair, Maj.
J. L. White, W. Ii. Parks, Dr. J. D.
Neill, J. G. Sheppard and Capt. W. li.
On motion of Dr. J. Ii. Jennings,
Resolved, That tho following citizens
of Augusta, Go., be appointed lo co-ope
rato with tho committee from S ?nth
Carolina, to secure II charter for Ibo
Greenwood and Augusta Railroad, Viz:
Hon. R. H. May, Dr. Tho?. Pliiuizy,
Austin Mullarky, Dr. Edward Burns, J.
D. Butt, W. A. Ramsay, Thomas J.
Jennings, Col. Jos. T, Smith and \Y. 1*.
Moved by Capt. Jas. Talbert, that four
of thc committee of twelve, constitute a i
quorum to transact business.
Oa motion of Capt. Jas. Tullun I, the
Secretary was instructed to give notice I
that nu application will bo usado to! the
General Assembly now in session for
charter for said road.
A negro on tho Lawton placo in
Dougherty County, Ga., that and killed
another brother nigger lust Tuesday. !
Sambo had belter keep his oyo skinned1
or he might get soma Ku Klux document '
served him. Hardly though. There isl
a heap in being a nigger! i
' Tho Courter, of Charleston, says that:
Mr. jiioipton is tho appointee, auder
the Act of August 26, 1668, of Governor
Scott, Mr. Attorney-General Chamber?
lain and Mr; Treasurer Parker. The
Act says'trie1 "Governor, Attorney-Gen
oral^nnd tho Treasurer, aro heroby au?
thorized to appoint, under n commission
signed by them, somo:'responsible bank
or broker .in "'tho city of New York, to
act as Financial Agent of tho State, to
bo subject ?0 their direction and con?
trol." They accepted Mr. Kimptou
without'security. Ho was, under tho
very express terms of tho law, to bo sub?
ject to their direction aud control. They
cannot, theroforo, either allego igaoranco
of his acts, or disavow the responsibility
which they thus assumed. Another
fuct is, that under tho law no bond or
obligation could bo issued without the
signature of tho Govoruor, the seal of
State, und countersigned by tho Trea?
surer. Tho whole finances of tho State
wero thtis committed to the Financial
Board and tho Financial Agent. To
them tho trust was committed. Upon
them, tho responsibility rested. They
aro now mutually arraigned beforo the
bar of public opinion, to answer and ac?
count for the frauds, which, under their
nu me und authority, have been commit?
ted, Tliero ure but two alternatives.
They have either ueglcctcd or betrayed
their trust ;. Upon thom, to au injured
aud defrauded peoplo, a responsibility
rests, which they can neither evade or
escape, and for which they must finally
account at tho bar of public opiuiou.
And also says thal :
Mr. Chamberlain, in his published
speech, (before us,) nt Chester, in Au?
gust, 1870, assorted tho whole public
debt to bo but $0,183,349.17. Ho spoke
as ono of tho Financial Board. But a
little over ii year has transpired siuce,
and it is now admitted to bu uear 810,
000,000-while tho Investigating Com
mitten muka it over 820,000,000. Mr.
Chamberlain then asserted-to uso hil
own words-that "only $700,000 had
hecu added io tho publia debt of th?
State since July, 1?S08." We know non
that Gov. Scott and his Administratiot
has li.id printed of bonds aud stockt
since July, 1808, 522,510,000.
So far ns thu Ijt-gislulure and thi
public are concerned, tho Finaneia
Board und Agent must be held respouei
Ide for tho finances of tho State. It wai
their mission and their duty. They ac
cepted the trust. lu thu face of tin
prescut frauds, all must be held equal!;
accountable. If, with any, the sin shouli
have been of omission und uot of com
mission, then ?ct the truth be franki,
and clearly, stated, and the real perpt
trators bo bri ught to justice.
Tho correspondent of the New York Tr
bunc, ut Charleston, throws, iu a recer
letter, some new and interesting light o
tho condition of tho Stuto finances, t
which lie hus fur some time given a goo
deal of attention, and his story is oe
which, if we had uot been prepared ft
it by the doings of the ring in this cit;
would sound very extraordinary. \V
have given some account already of tl
antecedents of Niles G. Parker, the Stat
Treasurer. He and Gov. Scott, and ot
Kimpton, who has filled tho offioo i
"State Agent" ir New York, uud who:
solo business appears to havo hecu tl
raising of funds for tho Churlestou riu|
have hud tho funds uud credit of tl
State wholly iu their bunds for tho lo
three j-ears, nnd Kimpton, tho corre
pondent alleges, beforo ho was put in
this position, was a "street broker," i
what is called in tho slang of tho E
chango a "gutter shark"-that is,
broker who has uo office, and transuc
his business on tho sidewalk, aud ou tc
of adj icent carts and barrels. The cu
tom of tho ring seems to have heeu
send on Statu bonds to this worthy
raise money for them on them, and li
instead of selling them, pledged the
for loans, und so went on pledging ai
borrowing like clock-work, thc socuriti
all tho while fulling iu value, and boil
occasionally sold hy alarmed leude:
Into his doings no inquiry seems ever
have been made, all tho Churlestou fi
terni ty cared for being tho honoring
their drafts. Now, however, their orci
is wholly exhausted; no moro monoy c
bo raised ou bouds; tho treasury
empty; the salaries of tho Stato oflici
have been long unpaid; and there is
provision for tho January interost. Ll
der theso circumstauces, tho Govert
and Treasurer, and Comptroller, have
lust to fuco un angry and swindled co
oiunity, and try to answer same qu
lions as to their doiugs with tho nun:
entrusted to their keeping, and wo oi
moro commend thoir story to tho cc
iiideration of those persons who thi
order and prosperity eau bo restored
South Carolina, or uny other State, b
liberal uso of horse, foot aud drugoo
In judging tile ring, too, it must he
membered that behind them stooi
grossly ignorant and corrupt Legislutu
knowing nothing of finance and ta
lion, of tho nature or value of pul
credit, and intent only on filling lt
own pockets. This body actually g
thu rincs unlimited power to issue hon
restricting thom only as to the BUU
monoy to ho raised-a contrivance
facilitating stealing which has hud
parallel in legislation except Twet
"Board of Audit." A committee of t
Legislature carno on to this city last si
mer, osteusibly tn look after Kimpt
but nothing is known or has boen he
of them or their doings since, ext
that thoy lived sumptuously for tl
months at n fashionable hotel, nnd \^
back to Charleston iu lino condition,
knowledgo of theso facts seems to
necessary to a pr< per eomprehensioi
the ring "accounts."-Kew York Kai
A mob in Mot cal fa County, Ky.,
cen fly lynched a man for simply kit
his own mother-in law. If it has c
to such n pass that a trivial, aud t
sometimes unavoidable, cironmati
liku that must expose n citizen to
vengeance of tho Ku Jvlux, tho soi
martial law is declared in that State
better for all well-disposed husbands
Ebenezer Shaw waa assisted in
celebration of his 100th bi rt h-day, rut
ly, by .I'1" of descendants.
The New York Hatton Bays:
These accounts aro very carious. lu
October, 1870, Parker, thc Treasurer,
gave "au official statement" of the debt
of the State, winch he sets down at
$7,005,903.98. Six weeks later, the
Comptroller-General made a report, in
which he put it at tho same amount ns
Parkor, but, oddly enough, gave u very
different account of its composition. It
now appears that both these statements
were fulse. The tax-payers had iu tho
meantime been getting alarmed, and
held a convention io May, 1871, of which
wo gave some account in the Nation, and
thoy, sent a deputation to soo the Comp?
troller, who repeated his falsehood of
the previous December. Four mo TI th s
later, in September, 1871, Gov. Scott
tried his hand at giving the amount of
the State debt before the Congressional
Ku Klux Committee, and ho mado it out
in all 89,523,504.10, which it now ap?
pears was the greatest falsehood of all,
for he must have known, and knew,
that, besides this, Kimpton had then re?
ceived and pledged bonds to the amount
of over $5.000,000. Next, Parker and
Kimpton spent a day over the books,
and on the 25th instant, handed to the
Tribune correspondent, as the result of
their labor?, a statement showing tho
debt to be $15,806,908.98. Finally, on
Tuesday, tho Legislature having con?
vened, Governor Scott informed them
iu his message that the whole public
debt is 811,991,908, "which statemeut
ho knows, from a severe personal scru?
tiny, to be current, nothing being sup?
report, of Inst week, the following per?
sons have been arrested by the military
authorities and committed to prison in
this place: C. Knox Williams. P. E.
Moore, P. M. Mooro, W. F. Moore, J.
H. Bloodworth. Of those previously
committed, and heretofore reported, the
following have been released: W. M.
Robinson, S. J. Harvey, James White,
J. S. Carroll. J. E. Carroll, Dr. T. M.
Gwinu, H. Z. Porter, Sherrod Childers.
Tho following have been orderod to at?
tend trial nt Columbia, and have been
removed heneo from the prison in this
place, leaving now in confinement hero
thirteen men : J. S. Miller, John Ram?
sey, Reuben McCall, J. T. Howe. P>.
Sanderson, Wm. Thomnsson, Wm. Low?
ry, J. F. Little, Evans Murphy, Wm.
Montgomery, John Caldwell, J. A. Gra?
ham, Capt..Tohu Mitchell.
f Yorkville Enquirer.
Few people complaining of life's mis
fortunen, aro aware of how much better
ul! they are thau many of their fellow
beings. When they learn, as they readi?
ly cnn from the last census returns, that
thero are in this country alone 20,320
blind people, 37,582 insane, 24,527 idi?
otic, aud 15,822 peoplo deaf and dumb,
to say nothing of the unnumbered hosts
of peoplo suffering under minor afflic?
tions, health and souud faculties will
perhaps be botter esteemed. Frightful
as this list appears, it is yet worthy of
note, comparing much more favorably iu
proportion to population than that of
any other country on the face of the
earth, civilized or barbarous.
SiNouiiAii CAUSE OK DEATH.-The Bos?
ton Traveller, of November 28, says:
Mr. E. C. Chambers, the Park street
station agent of the Medford branch of
the Boston and Maine Railroad, met
with his death in a very singular way,
some days since. His little daughter
was sick with the diptheria and he put
his baud on her mouth for some purpose
or other, and tho child seized upon his
hand and bit it. The marks of the
teeth were very slight, comparatively,
tho skill was broken slightly, and tho
poison from thu teeth was transmitted
through Mr. Chamber's system, and
after a week's illness, during which time
his body became much swollen, be died.
The United States steamer Richmond
has just landed ut Philadelphia a sarco- ,
phugus recently discovered at Myceuic,
alleged to contain the ashes of tho Apos?
tle Paul. Wo object to transporting
mich relics of mortality all over thu
world. Ooly lately tho dust of Vasco do
Gamma was started ou a voyage, aid
now we huve the osseous relics of a muo.'i
more venerable celebrity brought to thu
country. Surely eighteen centuries oi
repose in any spot ought certainly to en?
title its occupant to tho right of posses?
sion, and secure him from disturbance.
Tho Rev. Brother Brock, of Tipton,
Indiana, recently buried his wife.
Since then ho hus engaged himself to
thre-; women, married ono of thom, waa
sued for breach of promiao by one of
tho others, got a divorce from tho one
ho married, and married the one who
sued him for the breach of promise, was
tried by au ecclesiastical connoil and
suspended from oonferenoe, then went
aud joined the Campbellito Church, and
ho aud his third wife were both baptised
-and all this he did within fivo months.
A citizen of Oregon, ninety-one years
of age, has boen arrested for perjury,
j Wo think that a mau at that time of life
I ought to bo permitted to swear pretty
much as he pleases.
Un 2il instant, at tho residouco of Dr. P. G.
McGregor, by Hov. Father Francis Jacque
met, Mr. W. J. M AG KATH, of Obarlestou, H.
G., to Miss BELINA E., eldest daughter of
tho late Charles J. Dollin. No cards.
In Gel u min a, ?. C., on tbo 30th November,
1X71, at the residouco of tho bridc'B father, by
tho Kev. Manning Brown, J. KNOX LIVING?
STON, of BennettRVille, H. C., and ELLA A.,
daughter of J. II. Wells. No cards.
j In the District Conrt of the United
States for Sooth Carolina.
! In tho matter of Gonvenior M. Wilkins, ot
I Columbia, 8. C., bankrupt.-Petition for
full and tinal diauhargo in bankruptcy.
OKDKKED, That a bearing be had on tbo
second day of January, A. 1>. 1872, at
Federal Court flouso in Charleston, S. C.;
and that all creditors, Ac, of said bankrupt
appear at said timo and placo, and abow
cuuue, if any thoy can, why tho prayer of tho
petitioner should not bo granted; and that
tho second and third meetings of creditors of
said bankrupt will bu hold at the o?lce of C.
J. .) A KI. Kit, Esq., ltogister of bankrupt, New?
berry District, H. C., on 28th day of Docom
bor, 1871, at 12 M. By order of the Court,
2d dav of December, 1871.
j Clerk of tho Diatrlct Court of tho United
I Ht ate? for South Carolina. Doc 8 fit
Buffalo (N. Y.) Courier, in an editorial
blaring the above caption, save.
"A Western Republican journal makes'
the observation that three years of Rad
ioal legislation in a Southern State, is a
calamity equal to a Chicago fire. This
proposition is borue out by an exhibit
which the New York IVibune has just
given of the condition to which the1
wretched Slate of Sooth Carolina has
boon reduced by its Radical despoilers/'
Here follows an extract from the edi?
torial of the New York Tribune, which
appeared in our columna on Saturday
last. The editor of the Buffalo Courier
O in ti uu ea thus: .
.'We feel safe in predicting that no
punishment whatever, except such as a
righteous Heaveu may elect to send, will
ever reach these thieves. Their party
will cover their tracks, and deprecate
suoh talk as the Tribune holds as 'dis?
loyal,' aud will pooh-pooh every honeti
statement of their rascalities in time to
come, just an it has been doing for eix
years past. Moreover, when the people
of South Carolina make their next des?
perate effort to esoapo from the clutohes
of the Radical bauditti, the whole North
will bo told that it is the outbreak of a
new rebellion, and Federal troops will
be sent to take care of tho polls and put
down 'Ku Klux.' It needed only the
exertion of her regal will for a single day
to free Now York city from har brigands,
but some of the Southern States have
been struggling in the clutch of far
more desperate thieves for years, and
still struggle in vain. Thu worse than
Tammany thieves who havo made six
Southern States baukrupt, and the sum of
whose robberies ia estimated at $250,000,
000, have been, and still are, auatained
by the whole moral power of the Repub?
lican party, and at ueed hy tho military
power of the Federal Gov?-rutneut
"And yet the Republican pres? bus
the impudence to taunt Dem?crata with
having sustained dishonest men in pow
er in New York."
the mont remarkable cases ever put on a
criminal docket is about to be tried iu
New Haven. Tho uecused, Mrs. Sher?
man, is chat gen ia thu indictment ?itu
the guilt of four cold-blooded nod un?
natural murders, whi'.o by popular oph?
ion she is guilty of these and never?
mord. All of her vic-im*-il least all if
these eleven-were connected to her by
the closest domestic ties, us the lift is
made ni? of threu husbands, six own
children aud two step-children.
-. . ' ?? ? *.
HEAVY SNOW STORM,-This section
was visited last week with oae of the
heaviest suow storms we hive ever known
here. It began to fall on Thursday
evening, and continued all that night
and a portion nf Friday. On level
places it measured seven inches deep.
I Chester Reporter.
A Mrs. Failey, of White County,
Tenn., fell into the Ore while nuder the
influence of a ht one day last week, and
waa burned tu death, thu tire communi?
cating by her clot hes to her baby's crib,
near by, also bnruiug the child to a
j crisp.
The Ruston Post saya that a man in
Troy loft a hoarding house just because
a rut bit off his eur. When people get
to bu that particular about trifles, they
.ought to quit boarding and go to keep?
ing house.
j A negro girl in Selma. Alabama, skips
ropo with a pailful of water on her bend
I wilh^ift spilling a drop.
A meeting of the Tam mu ny sachems,
for the alleged purpose of expelling
I Tweed, hail no quorum.
Alexis hus telegraphed for Driveguls
off to come on und join hi? suite imm??
diat el v.
Xu. !i X. Shuirder ftrrct, J ?alt hitor?-, Md.,
MaimU'?turere i?1
Paten Improved, Tunable
\JT OLE MACHINES, to. Dealers in Ciicn
lar Saws, belting und Milt supplies generally,
and manufacturer's agents fur Lend'* Cele?
brated Tui bine Water Wheel und every dc
ucrlptfon of Wood, Working Machinery.
sarSeud for descriptivo Catalocriioo and
Pries Lists. May 2.1 i+ITly
Hayne street ami Horlbeck s Wharf,
OhnrloRton, 8. (5. Thia in the lamest and
most completo factory of tho kind in thc
Southern States, aud all articles in thia linc
can be furnished by Mr. P. P. Tonie at pricec
which dofy competition.
?ar A pamphlet with full and detailed Hst
of all sizes of Doors, Sashes and blinda, and
tho prices of each, will he sent freo and poBt
puid. on application to
July ll ilyr P. P. TOALE._
For Composting with Cotton Soed.
Price f25 dish, with Usual Advance for Time,
THIS artiole ia prepared undor tho Huporin
tondonco of Dr. ST. JULIEN H AVENEL
expressly for composting with Cotton Seed.
It was introduced hy this Company twe
years ago, and its uso has fully attested itt
value. 200 to 2.50 pounds of this article pei
aero, properly composted with tho samt
weight of Cotton Seed, furnishes tho plantel
with a FERTILIZER of the highest excel
lenee at tho smallest cost. A compost prc
pared with this article, aa by printed direc?
tions furnished, contains all tho elements ol
fertility that eau enter into a first class FER?
TILIZER, while its economy must commend
its liberal nto to planters.
For supplies and printed directions foi
composting, apply to
Agont Pacific Guano Company.
No. G8 East Bay tc Nos. 1 A 2 Atlantic Wharf
Charloston, S. C.
JOHN S. REESE A CO., General Agents.
. Vor licht is Fr?cele??!
Oui the Diamond Spectacles wilt Preserv? lt.
IP yon value your eyesight use thees PER?
KE ex JJKHSEN. Ground from minute
crystal pebbles, melted together, end derive
their name "Diamond" on account of their
hardness and brilliauoy. They will last many
yearn without change, and are warranted an?
terior 'o all others, manufactured by
CAUTIOH.-None genuine unie PB stamped
with our trade mark. WM. GLAZE, Jeweler
and Optician, ie sole agent for Columbi?, 8.
0., fr otu whom they can only be obtained.
No peddlers employed._Joly 20 Illly
I WILL, when placed In funds, pur
abase and forward all kinds of Mor
ohaodize. Machinery, Agricultural 1m
Iplomonts, Fortilizers, Ac Oct 0 jjj
Kinsman Howell.
Factors and Commission
Liberal Advances made on
Cotton and Naval Stores.
Charleston^ S, C.
Auxuet 91
4m o
MILLIONS Bear Testimony te she
Wonderful Curative Eflects of
?JJ WALK?* Propriet?r. B. U. WcDoni.ii A Co, Pranlst? asl
Oes. Af' ti, Sin FTSDCIMO, CIL, and SI Mil 3* Ooma o rte rsi. SAf
Vinegar Bitters are not avile Fancy Drlnl
Made of Poor Rom, Whiskey, Proof Spirit
and Refuse Liquors doctored, spiced and awecf
cried to please tho taste, called "Tonics,* "A pp ct I:
era," " Restorers," &c, that lead the tippler on
drunkenness and rain, bnt nre ri true Medicine, ma
from tba Nativo Hoots and Herbs .of California, :
from all Alcoholic Stimulants. They aro tb
GIVING PRINCIPLE, a perfect Renovator an|
Invigorator of tho System, carrying off all poisonov
matter and restoring tho blood to n healthy condltlozj
Ko person can take thean Bitters according to dire*
tiona and remain long unwell, provided their bon?,
are not deatroyed by mineral poison or other me
and the vital organs wasted beyond tho point of t\
pair. O
They area Gentle Purga! I TO as well as j
Tonic, possessing also, tho peculiar merit of acth
as a powerful agent in relieving Congestion or Inflan
elation of the Liver, and all tho Visceral Organa.
young or old, married or Bingle, at tba dawn of .
manhood or attbo turn of life,thesoTonlcBittcrsbav
no equal. '
For Inflammatory and Chronic Rheums
liam and Gour, Dyspepsia or Indigestion1
Bilious, Remittent nnd Intermittent Fever
Dlscuaee of tho Blood, Liver, Kidneys, ax
Bladder, these Bitters havo been most snccessf
Such Diseases are cn used by Vitiated BlooJ
which ls generally produced by derangement of tq
Digestive Organs.
ache, Pain In tho Shoulders, Cottgbs, Tightness of 1
Chest, Dizziness, Boar Eructations of the Stomac
Bad taste In the Month, Bilious Attacks, Palpltatlrj
of the Heart, Inflammation of the Langs, Fain In
region* of tho Kidneys, and a hundred other ps
symptoms, are the offsprings of Dyspepsia.
They Invigorate the Stomac h and stimulate the I
pld liver and bowels, which render them of nnequallJ
efficacy In cleansing the blood of all Imparities, a?j
Imparting new Ufo and vigor to tho whole ayaiem.
FOR SKIN DISEASES, Eruptions, Tetter, S J
Rheum, Blotches Spots, Pimples, Pustules, Bolls, Cd
banclcs, Ring-Worms, Scald-Head, Boro Eyes, Krisij
elas, Itch, Scurfs, Discolorations ol the Skin, Hume
and Diseases of the Bkin, of whatever name or natu*!
are literally dug np and carried out of thc system lr
?hort time by the use of these Bitters. One bottle I
such cases will convinco tho most Incredulous of tbJ
curative effect.
Cleanse the Vitiated Blood whenever yon find
Impurities bursting through tho skin In Pimples, Ert
Hons or Bores, cleanse lt when yon find lt ohMrocL,
and sluggish In the veins: cleanse lt wlien lt la foul, ni
yonr feelings wilt tell yon when. Keep tho blood pu]
and the health of ?io system will follow. 1
PIN, TAPE, and other WORMS, lurking In L
system of so many thousands, are effectually a eat ni
ed and removed. For nui directions. rc?if careful
the circular around each bottle, printed lu four bf
gusges- English, German, French and Spanish.
J. WALKER, Proprietor. H. H. MCDONALD St C,
Druggist* and Gen. Agents, San Francisco, Cab, i
S3 and Si Commerce Street, New York.
Janglely 'QEIGKli .dr aio'ittJUiUxt, a?,u, !
, Pi
AFEW reasons why they should have tl
nrdferenoo over all others:
1. Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machino
much simpler than any of tho others; ri
qniring lees than half tho amount of mi
ohinery. ...
, 2. As thc result of this simplicity, Ibis raj
chine in much less lisblo than trie others
. got ont of repair.
.1 S. Another result ct thia (-InipHcity
i| greater durability.
' 4. Another result is loss friction, and, co
ilaequently, greater eaeo and rapidity of m
litton, with ICHB uoiac.
[ 5. And greatest of all, thal it uses no Sin
tie, and makes tho lock stitch.
lt ia tho cheapest to buy the best. Boy t
machine that has justly, fairly and bono
,biy won a r?putation and indeponden
?against a strong and bittercnropotitlon. I
imore than twenty years bas tho Whcele
(Wilson not only stood brat and foremost.
;now stands tho v.niivalled 8ewinn Machim
'the enlightened civilized world. Buy thc
chino that has been thus tested and prov?
*nd then you are snro to get tho best. ?
sale on the eatieet possible terms. Bal
room Main street, second door below Fns:
office, Columbia,8. 0.
J. 8. P?RSLEY, Agent
A. WUVTE, General Southern ARCut,
Juno 21_fim
The Southern and Atlantic
Now Open for Bneiness.
The Doctors Recommend Seegers' B
IN praferenoe to London Porter and Seo
Ale. Why? They know it ie nnadnlterat
and sold by D. GAMRBILL.Breko

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