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Tueaiay Morning, January 84.1871.
PAUTYISM, it may be said, is the baue'
of tim cou a try. And especially does
this apply to tbc party iain of the present
Radical organization of the oountry.
With the members of tho party, loyalty
thereto is loyalty to the oountry. To bo
a Democrat ls to bo disloyal. This pro?
position ls illustrated by the usual spirit
of tue arguments of tho Radical lcaderp.
The question is not what will promote
tho country's interest, but what will per?
petuate the Bway of party. Mr. Fro
linghnysen, of New Jersey, is nominated
for the United States Senate, aud, iu ac?
knowledging the compliment, he ad?
vances thia as a leading proposition: "Il
will be my purpose lo endeavor to promote
the best interests of (lie Republican parly."
How much nobler, Senator, to endeavor
to promote the itilerests of your country.
IMPORTANT DECISION.-Tho United
States Circuit Court, for Louisiana, has
just decided the case of Alston, trustee,
V3. ?dgers, executor, involving the validi?
ty of slave contracts. The Court held
1st. That the State statute of limitations
could not be allowed currency during
the war. 2d. That if Blaves wero recog?
nized as property under tho laws of
South Carolina (tho plnco of contract)
and the United States, at the time of tho
oontract, the bond was valid and must
be enforced. 3d. That whilo the statute
of limitations was stopped, uo interest
could be allowed.
Experience ot New York ItougliA in
Son tn Carolina.
The following documents, recently
published in the Now York Sun aud
Charleston News, have exoited such ge?
neral interest, that wo publish thom en?
tire. The News says:
We print in another column an article
from the New York Sun, of Monday,
purporting to be the voluntary state?
ment of Mr. Samuel Hoggett, of No.
193 Madison street. New York, which
statement is said to bo substantiated by
several affidavits made by members of
the party to whioh Mr. Hoggett belong?
ed. It is alleged by Mr. Hoggett "that
au agent of Gov. Scott wont to Now
York some three months since and cn
guged twenty-five men to come to South
Carolina to servo as deputy Stato consta?
bles. The chief of this party was Col.
James E. Korrigan. They went to Co?
lumbia and wero duly commissioned aud
nrmrd with Winchester rifles. They
found that Gov. Scott and his intimate
friends thought themselves ia constant
danger of assassination by the bullets of
the Ku Klus, and they were informed
that their particular duty was to defend
them and kill their enemies. Some of
the leaders of the Ku Klux wero pointed
out to them. Thoy wero promised that
if these leaders were killed tho killers
should receive $10,000 for each mau
killed, aud be protected by tho Stale au?
thorities. These deputy constable were
subsequently sent out to the Union gold
mines, fifty miles or thereabouts from
the city of Columbia, to protect negro
miners. On this expedition, Mr. Hog?
gett says they were accompanied by fif
leeu United States regulars uuder Lien?.
Pani. They remained there ten days,
aud wore thrico attacked at night, but do
not appear to havo killed any one. Fi?
nally, after having boon in the Stato less
than a month without having accom?
plished anything, they wero paid at the
rate of $2 a day, and ordered to leave.
With this order they complied, and
many of them aro now in New York
This extraordinary story does not take
us by surprise. About two weeks ago
wo received what purported to bo a state?
ment made by Col. James E. Kerrigan,
ol* New York city, iu which charges are
mads similar to those contained iu the
lotter of Mr. Hoggett. The statement
received by ns is dated from New York,
and reads as follows:
"In November last, Col. C. C. Baker,
formerly a United States army officer,
and Messrs. Puffer and ltuukle, came to
this city to procuro, ostensibly for the
purpose of defending tho Union gold
mines, (formerly tho Black mines,) in
Union County. S. C.. some fifty men.
They were acquainted with Capt. Wush
burue, of tho Niuth Precinct. Captaiu
Washburuo introduced Baker to Colonel
James E. Kerrigan, who agreed to lind
tho meu in a few days, lt was finally
decided that twenty-five would be snfli
cient, and this number of laboring men,
mechanics and others, were engaged aud
sout to Columbia, S. C. Among tho
number wero Coloite! Kerrigan nnd Cap?
tain Lindsay, both well known in this
city ns ardeut Feu ians.
"After arriving at Columbia, each mau
wag armed with Spencer rifle:!, revolvers,
a commission from Hubbard, chief of
police, as policemen, and ono from tho
Goveruor, us constables. Colonel Ker?
rigan, it is stated, was commissioned as
a captain of tho South Carolina militia.
Tiloso commissions were all dated No?
vember 17, 1870. After tqeir arrival at
Columbia,|in tho latter part of the month, !
Colonel Kerrigan aud Captain Lindsay
were informed by Governor Scott that ii
five men weroremovod from Union Coun?
ty, it would bo worth ??3(),()J0, and inti?
mated that they should bo robbed and
oppressed. Jf they resisted, "their sad?
dles should bo emptied;" they "should
bo lost." These wero tho forms used by
tho Governor. Colonel Kerrigan and
Cap?ain Lindsay apparently acquiesced
in this cold-blooded proposition, and
awaited further dovelopmeuts. Their
pay for this was to bo .shares iu the gold
?nines und all they could make by rob
bery, besidea their regalar paj as consta?
4 'Among tb? mon who ? ero thus, to be
summarily clewed tor?fi.wer? the obnox?
ious Democrats, Meaaip. Peateot?, Srnitb,
Gibbet West and Bum nor, pii wealthy
mon, and controlling the County. Mr.
Weat, who waa captain of ? oompany o?
mon formed for suppressing disorders,
was particularly obuoxious to tho Go?
vernor, and ho designated them to be
..Mr. Hague, tho Governor's privato
secretary, told all of the twenty-live men
in Roso'u Hotel, Colombia, S. C., that it
was iutendod that they should 'clean
out' seventy oitizecs of tho County, and
that the Governor would seo that they
came out of nny legal trial with dying
colors. At this interview with tho men,
Baker, Runkle and PufTor were present,
and acquiesced in nil that Hague said.
Representativo Joo Crews, of Laurens,
also wanted S. B. Ford, J. Kyle and A.
McOnrley, of Laurens, robbed and mur?
dered. Crows would pay liberally, and
if detected, the Governor, he guaranteed,
would pardon any one who waa captured.
One of tho above three citizens, it was
stated by Crows, had a safe in his resi?
dence, which, it was reported, contained
$15.000 or $20,000. This money was to
belong to tho men who captured it.
Theso mon were to be killed anyhow.
Crews was so anxious that he grew fran?
tic, und he told two of the party who
went from here-Messrs. Cochrane and
Barrow-that he would give them any?
thing they wished if they would only
murder Ford, Kyle and McCurley. Lar?
kin Lancashire, a distiller of Union
County, was also to bo put out of tho
"Colonel Kerrigan counselled his men
not to do as Governor Scott, Hague,
Baker und Crews desired, but to hold
their commissions as long as possible, so
as to get all the money possible for their
services. When it was found that Ker?
rigan and his men would not assassinate
or rob, they wei o recalled by Captain
Hubbard ofllcially, and paid o'ff by Go?
vernor Scott. They have all arrived
here, and ure at present in tho city."
This communication is so circumstan?
tial in its statements that we did not feel
at liberty to treat it as u malicious fabri?
cation. On the other hand, wo are un?
willing to print it without giving Gov.
Scott tho opportunity of making such
explanation or denial ns to him might
seem fit. We accordingly forwarded a
copy of tho statement of Col. Kerrigan
to Governor Scott, with tho request that
he would give tho matter his immediate
attention. Upon tho 12th instant wo
received by mail the following letter,
which wo now feel at liberty to publish:
"COI.UMIUA, H. C., January ll, 1?71.
"ATtWsrs. J ? ionian, Dawson A; Co.
"GENTLEMEN: 1 havo to thank you for the
ael of courtesy on your part in sending a copy
of thc mero tiasuo of falsehood, emanating
from C lionel Kerrigan, for publication. The
statt nu nts contained therein arc so erronoous
that lliey bear upon their faco falsehood and
malignity of such positivo character a? to bo
beyond belief of Ibo moot credulous. k
"Tho aimplo facts of tho cuso aro as fol?
lows: Colonel C. O. Baker, who was working a
gold mino in Unio'i County, had diflicultics
??th persons in that neighborhood, and
allege-, that they attempted to tako bia life by
shooting at bim. Ho accordingly went to
New Yuri; city and employed a number of men
nuder various promises of high wages and
prospective interest in his gold mino, among
whom was this mau Kerrigan. On their ar?
rival in Ibis city, Baker, Keri ?gan and Lind?
say called at my rcsidoncc for thu purpose (d'
aceuting appointments forsonie of their party
to act as titateconstables fur tho arrest of the
mon who were disturbing them with throats,
"I advised Colonel Laker to get himself or
one of his men appointed deputy United
Slates Marshal, which ho agreed to do, 1 at
tho same, timo agreeing lo appoint somo of
bis men cuustables, that they might bo au?
thorized to make legul arrests, as it was
alleged thal somo of thc offending parties
wero from North Carolina, and that if thoy
could bo identified they would bc arrested
and brought to just ico, or necessitated to
leave the Stato. This was the only conversa?
tion that I over had with Kerrigan or any ol
hi? party, and thia was in proBcnco of several
gentlemen whoso word is unimpeachable.
"In rcfercuco to tho names of mon mention?
ed or spoken of in thia connection aa obuox?
ious, they sro wholly now to mo, and I am hot
aware that such mcii iivo in Union County, or
any other County ot tho Stato, having never
before seen or heard their names; heneo 1
could havo expressed no desire to have had
"Kerrigan further states that this party was
armed with Spencer rillcs, revolvers. Ac. Tho
State doua not own a Spencer rille; hence
these mon could not havo boon armed with
them, and, to my certain knowledge, they
wero not armed with any kind of a gun. As
au evidence, ol tho correctness of this state?
ment, Korrigan, on bia return to this city fioni
tho mines, stated to mo, in presence of other
gentlemen, that Baker had taken thom to tho
mines, whuro they were nightly tired upon by
unseen partios, without any moans of sclf-do
fouco avivo tho preaouco of ten United States
soldiers, whose ucrviccb Baker had procured
from the military post at Union Court IIouso
to protect theso men, whom Kerrigan repre?
sents Li havo boen brought hero to commit
these infamous outrages.
"I do not believe any portion of this state?
ment in rcfercuco to other partios mentioned
in this communication, from tho fact that ho
(Kerrigan) made threats, both hero and in
Now Y uk city, that ho would make damaging
statements through tho pros? against individ?
uals iu this Stato if not paid his demand upon
Maker, claiming that Bakor had doeeived him
in not giving him an interest in this gold
miue, as promised before canting hero.
"I refer von td lotter enclosed of Coi. C. C.
Puffer, one of tho gentlemen present when I
Baker, Kerrigan and Lindsay called upon me.
I can scarcely conceive of any mau being so
lost to every sonso of decency as to make
statements *a glaringly false ?is these under
consid?rai ion. As further evidence of tho
improbability of these statements, 1 refer you
to letter enclosed from Gen. C. L. Anderson,
who was present when Kerrigan called on me
on bis return I rom thc gold mino. I can only
express tho hope that you will iud publish this
article, ?.i full of malignant fa schood, as no
good insults can como from it. Verv respect?
fully, It, K. SCOTT, Governor.
Accompanying this letter were tho follow?
"COLUMBIA, 8. C., January 17, 1871.
" To his Excellency II. K. Scull, Governor, ?tc
"MY LEAH Sm: I havo been shown a copy
of a communication addressed to tho Charl?
ton News for publication, and purporting to
have been wutton by James E. Kerrigan, of
New York, iu which, among others, nij narnu
is mentioned, and which, lu that connection,
contains so many mis-statements that I mnst
say, firat: That I did not visit Now York to
procuro mon 'ostensibly to gnard gold mines,'
nor for any other purpose whatever. I was
introduced, whilo in New York, to Colonel
Korrigan, us a formsr M. C.,by Colonel Baker,
I.il 1. ? ?
but I had no buglneoo with hin? wbateyor,
Beooud. That I vi? not present at, nor do 1
know of, any ?otorv?o? between' ?lr. Hbgno
and tho "twontv-flvo mon" roforrod to, end
could ant, theroToro, hftvo .'acqnloDcud' in
anything. Third. That I waa present, with
other gentlemen of this city, when the inter?
view bot wooli yourself, Colonol Kerrigan and
Captain Lindsay took place, and that daring
that con vocation nothing as alleged by Ooh
Kerrigan was said in my hearing-and I be?
hove 1 waa present during the entire inter?
view-and you expressly stated that you de?
sired them to ascertain the faote oonneoted
with tho late outrages in Union County of this
State, and to arrest the guilty parlies. You
did not intimate that you wanted any men as?
sassinated, nor did I hear the namos alluded
to by Colonel Kerrigan designated h<r slaugh?
ter. What arrangements Colonol Bilker made
with Korrigan and his party, I do not know;
I was n"t present when they were mudo, and
know nothing of tho particulars.
"I cannot conceivo of any good arising from
tho publication of a lotter so malicious and so
uni ruo. At the prosent time, and during the
excited stato of feeling in tho upper Counties
of tho State, it might do great barm, and
could posBiblydo no good. Very respect full v,
"To the boat of my knowlodgo and belief,
tho above s ta teni ont of Colonel Puflor is true,
and applies to myself, BO far as it goes, with
the exception or the intorview at your house,
at which I was not present. Never having
been present when any instruotionB were
given Colonel Kerrigan, or any of bia meu, or
when any Arrangements wero made with
thom, and never having beon told what they
were, I certainly could not know anything
about it. So far as tho communication re?
ferred to relates to me, I braud it as a baso
falsehood. I am, verv ronpcctfullv. your
obedient servant, * J. H. RU?ELE."
"HEADQUABTEIIS NATIONAL QUA un,
"STATEOK SOUTH CAROLINA,
"COLUMBIA, S. C.. January ll, 1871.
"//ia Excellency II. K. bcoV, Governor and
"Sm: I have tho honor to report personal
knowledge of an interview botweou yourself
and Colonel Kerrigan, December 10. 1870, at
which timo I was impressed with the belief
that Kerrigan engaged to obtain, under false
pretenses, monoy for himself and others.
whdTu ho represented as having been engaged
in constabulary service at Union Comity.
What I remember most perfectly is that you
refusod to pay, from tho public funds, au ac?
count which had buen fabricated upon repre?
sentations of irresponsible persons, and that
vou disclaimed any connection with Colonel
Baker, or his mining operations, or responsi?
bility for their pecuniary or other troubles.
Korrigan appeared an adroit, persistent man,
and mado various propositions and state?
ments, and when you had tom tho veil of hts
flimsy pretensions, he, nothing daunted,
asked you to givo him a letter ta carry to the
Hon. R. B. Conuolly, Comptroller of New
York city, as if he liad come South under
wrong impressions, and was loser in some
disappointed political ambition. You con?
sented, and did writo obligingly for him. I
am clearly of opinion, which 1 unhesitatingly
express, that Keirigau endeavored t<j t?lo?i
money by intimidation, and mado actual
threats to injure thu credit of public men as
well as tho interests ot thu Stale. I have the
honor to he, very respectfully; vour obedient
servant, C. lt. ANDERSON,
"Mn j or-tl enera 1 Commanding."
The letter and tho enclosures satitticd \i*
that the charges mado by Colonel Kerrigan,
so far HS Governor Scott was concerned, were
wholly false, and, disturbed a? was tho popu?
lar mind, wo determined tu suppress them.
It is no longer practicable to ignore these
charges, however false, und wc tIiiuk it due to
Governor Scott that tho statements nf Colonel
Kerrigan and Mr. Hogget should bo put be
toro tito public ut once, together with his own
emphatic douiiil nf their Lilith. Wc say un?
hesitatingly that wo do nut believe that Go?
vernor Scott ever contemplated a plan of
assassination BO atrocious in itielf and no cer?
tain of detection. In fact, wo are asked to
believe that Governor Scott gave to a party
of New York roughs tho power to semi hun io
tho penitentiary, or tho gallows, whenever
"hush-money" might lu.il or ho dot med insuf?
ficient. Work ot this kind, if dono at all, wero
moro safely done hy tho jiil-birds who hang
on the Hanks of Southern Radicalism. Of thc
minor inaccuracies in the statements of Colo?
nel Kerrigan and Mr. Hoggett, we take no
notice. These might bo accidental. But we
again a hi rm our belief that tho general aile?
g?tions, relating tn Governor Scott, are sub?
stantially fabe. There may bo a grain of
truth in the mass of mis-statement.-; hut
"A lie that is all alie maybe met willi and
Bul a lie that is part a truth is a harder mat?
ter to light."
The following extraordinary communica?
tion constitutes tho lending sensation in the
New York Nim, ol' Monday lasl:
" Tu tho Editor oj' Hie .San-Sin: Thu follow?
ing story may sinke you as almost inert dildo,
Ina you may rely upon it that there is not a
word in it which is not pcrhctly true. 1 do
not think I should have revealed all the mimes
which are mentioned in it, had 1 not been in?
formed that other (laities were on thc point
nf making them public. For that reason, 1
shall not hesitate, sitico 1 know that in relat?
ing thu facts myself, there will bo no dangn
ot misrepresentation from interested motives.
"About seven weeks ago, a Colonel Baker,
on the staff of Governor Scott, of South Caro?
lina, appeared in a saloon known us the
'Crystal,' situated in tho Bowery, between
Broome and Grand streets. Ho inquired lor
meu who were willing to go to South Carolina,
where they were ta bo appointed deputy State
constables, and bo employed at tho Union
gold mines for tho protection of tho negro
miners. Ho wanted fifty men, he said, and
showed his authorization from Governor
Scott for procuring them. Their transporta?
tion expenses wero to bo paid, and after
roaching their destination they wero to re?
ceive tinco dollars a day and 'mileage. On
these repr?sentai ions, Br.ker secured twenty -
livo men, among them myself, and on tho 22d
ol' last November he started lor South Caro?
lina with his recruits, making tho voyage on
tho steamer James Adger. Wo arrived at
Columbia November 2?, and there were sworn
in a^ deputy constables by Chief Constable
Hubbard. SVo wero given commissions,
badges and heavy Colt's revolvers. Our com?
missions read as follows:
SEAL. "J UE STATE OP SOUTH CAROLINA.
"Rv the Chief Constable of thu State.
"I, reposing special trust and confidence in
your abilities, care, prudoneo and integrity,
have commissioned, constituted and appoint?
ed, and by thone presents do commission,
coustitu.o and appoint you, the said -,
deputy constable for-, in tho State
aforesaid, to havo, hold, exercise, and enjoy
tho said oflico of deputy constable, togothoY
with all tho rights, privileges, prolits and
emoluments whatever thereunto bolonging,
or in anywise appertaining.
"This commission to continue in force.
' JOHN B. HUBBARD, Chief Constable.
"Tho following aro tho names or BOH?O of
our men:-Lindsey, John Barrell, John
O'Brien, Samuel Hogget, John Burns, John
Corcoran, alias 'Slip,'-Tierney, Audrew
While, - White, -- Mediums, Garret
Mc Portland, Goorgo Gilbert, Charles West?
field, --- Baker, James Barrolt, Martin Kay,
Michael Brophy,-Dona h ne. Thomas
Fisher, Edward Hanlon, -Fitzgerald.
"Colonel Kerrigan, of Fenian renown, com?
manded us. Wo wero regarded by the people
of Columbia aa representative roughs from
New York, and wero supposed to havo beon
domiciled in Fivo Points, and selected from
tho dregs of that rogiou'B population. Go?
vernor Scott and his friond Senator Crews
seemed delighted at our manly forms; we
appeared to bo just what thoy needed.
"As we afterwards learned, Oovornor Scott,
.BU??.!' B tl .1 UlJ.-^^n.,,.. . . _ . "~ ~
Gonator Crews, ?nd thoir parUonlar friendo
were ta ?orne fear for their safety. They
dared Cot leave Columbia, unless they went
dlreotly and by day-hght to some other good
ftlMdoity. since th?yknowjthattho Ka Kim
T7fltchcd thoir rao vernon to ono ot anyy.Riicl could
bring thom down with rifle bdUetB. if thoy
had the opportunity, from a considerable; dis?
tance. Neither ribald they got the Kp Klux
loadoro Into thoir grasp, althongh thoy know
well who they wore, and where they wore to
be found. Neithor had they been ablo to find
competent men in tho Stato who wore willing
to alienee tho rohel mai anders. Ono Senator
was afraid to go home unless with a strong
body guard. This state of affairs will explain
the vronos&l which was made to somo of us in
"Our party was staying at Rone's Hotel,
and a Staid Senator, accompanied by another
well-known gentleman, visited us.' Ue had
several conversations with John Bat-rot and
.lohn Corcoran. Ho said that tho Ku Klux
carried things with such a high hnnd in Lau?
rens County, as to provent his entering it.
They gavo Governor Scott a groat deal of
trouble. It bad been determined to wipe out
tho wholo gang. Tho Senator said this with
a pleasant emile ; and after this introdnction
to tho business on hand, ho carnu tinnily to
particulars. John Barret, John Corcoran,
John O'Brion and myself, were to proceed to
Laurens, and were thoro to bo furnished with
horses of speed and endurance, for fear that
the railway connect ion might be m inned. Wo
wore to watch for the opportunity, and when
ready, were to attack tho Kn Klux and bhoot
Mr. Todd, Mr. Clure and Mr. MeCurloy, their
leaders. For this, wo were promised 130,000
and Stato protection, besides $10,000 which
was said to bo depositod in a safo belonging
to Mr. Todd. If wo accomplished our pur?
pose, WO woro told that Colonel Kerrigan
would receive ouc of tho beat offices in the
State. In the meantime, tho other party was
to attack David Gest, Captain of tho Ku
Klux, Jasper Gibbs, ex-Sheriff Smith, J. Rico
bogers, tho pr osent Sheiiff,-Sumner and
Henry West, all of Union, a town some twenty
miles from Columbia. The reward for each
missing Ku Klux Icador was to ho $10,000. In
case of any trouble arising from our work,thc
protection of tho Stato was promised.
"We had ucceptod Baker's proposal,expect?
ing that tho positions ho offered us wore a
sort of political sinecure, and that in return
we were lo protect somebody somewhere
against thc lin Klux; but we had not expected
anything ol* this kind. We dared not, how?
ever, openly reject the proposals which hud
been made to us, and we therefore assented,
though without any intention of (hiing tho
required work. We accordingly started for
Union by rail, were there armed with Win?
chester ropuating rifles, and thou journeyed
hy wagon to tho Union gold mines, which are
somo seventeen miles distant from Union pr??
ner. Ou tho way, wo wero joined hy fifteen
United States regulars, nuder Lieutenant
Paul. On reaching tho mines, in which, us I
understood. Scott and others aro interested,
hut which tho Ku Klux will not allow to be
worked, we looked about us for tho negro
miners, whom we were to protect; but not a
solitary soul, black or white, was to ho seen
in tho neighborhood. Under tho circum?
stances, wo did the beat Wo could. The
wagons which had convoyed na to the spot ;
had returned, and wo would have to tramp the
distance back. Bather than do that, we con?
cluded lo remain where we wera and await de?
velopments. Our party took up quarters in
two deserted lou. cabios, and thu regulars put
up their tents. Wc remained at the mines ten
days, and during that time were thrice at?
tacked at nielli, by tho Ku Klux, who, fasten?
ing their horses ut a distance, crept in und
tired ut mir pickets. On tho fourth day, Co?
lonel Balo r, who had accompanied us to tho
minos, left UM and went to Columbia. A few
days after Baker's departure, we sent a mes?
senger to Scott, for wc hud grown impatient,
and wa.nled to know what we were to do. On
the tenth day ho ret urne I, accompanied by
United States Marshal Wilson, who hail
orders to convoy us back to Columbia. On
our return to Columbia, wu were paid, but in?
stead of receiving three dollars per day for
our services as promised, wo received only
two dollars, and were, moreover, ordereil
to leave tho State at (ince, under penalty of
arrest Of course, wo did so. We had seen
enough of Scott tu know that, having tho
power, he woultl Usc it. Our party cost him,
or perhaps South Carolina, about i? OOO.
"A week or two ago, Governor Scott and
Senator Crews visited New York. Crows
lodged at the St. Nicholas, and Scott at the
Metropolitan. They stood ono evening in the
entrance to Niblo's Garden, and were there
met hy Colonel Kerrigan. The three entered
into a conversation, which presently culmi?
nated iii a quarrel. Colonel Kerrigan was
very angry, und loudly denounced Crews.
No little confusion ensued, and Crows, I hour,
hogged to know what was wanted to sollie the
trouble, and prevent its leaching the newspa?
pers. The next day, ho hastily left the city
for his stronghold in South Carolina. Here,
now, you have my story, and I havo made il
as straightforward us possible.
[A.Sun reportar, after receiving tho above
atatoment from Mr. Hoggett, visited tho St.
Nicholas and Metropolitan Hotels, and learned
that Senator Crews and Governor Scott left
the city a woek ago last Saturday. The
above statement ia hacked hy the sworn
affidavits of Ave members of Hogget's party,
all of which aro in the potscesin ot tho edi lul?
of tho Sim. The affidavits are explicit, and
assort much more than Mr. Hoggett's letter j
Eutaw Encampment, No. 2,1. 0. 0. F.
^.^ga^ypnj A REGULAR meet
^BBSa^Qft^^-^^i^^ment will be held TH R3
(Tuesday; EVENING, at 7 o'clock. Bv order
of tho VV. P. M. GOLDSMITH,
Jan 24 1 Serine.
"^.?w~s^A MISS CULLEN will givo MU
-T?tt^kSlO LESSONS on PIANO and
VaaJ*^?*lGUITAR, cssk?i?iicing v.r. MON
\^^L*?DAY noxt, January U0. She re?
spectfully solicits a share of public patronage.
For particulars, apply to her at the residence
of Coleman B. Waiker, Esq., Bull street, near
the corner of Lumber. Jan 24 0
Farm for Sale.
CHEAP for cash, a small FARM, seven
acres, more or less, on uppor Boundary
street, bounded on East by lauds of Col. Wm.
Wallace, North by J. M. Crawford, South by
Boundary wtreet. For further particulars,
inquire of G. D. HOl'E, or D. C. PE1XOTTO
it SON. Jun 21
The Dexter Stables.
??A THE undersigned havo re
A^f/J moved their Stables to t li o new
(pRlj/^k building, immediately South ol
^JHCZL^P^ I an ney'rt Hall, and, with a new
VT^^f -dock of CABRIAGE8, BUG?
GIES tun lino HORSES, aro prepared lo an?
swer all calls that may bo mudo upon them.
Horses bought and sold on commission.
Persons in want ot good stock, aro invited to
givo us a call. Liberal advances made on
stock left for salo. BOYCE ,fc CO.
VV. ll. BOTOK.
C. TI. PKTnsoii.T.. Jan 24
MT. ZION SOHOOL,
WINNSIIOIIO, s. c.
^og. THE next scanlon of this nohoo)
/tf?Sak will begiu MONDAY, Gth day of
^T*-1 /. -j Students aro under military
discipline and woar an appropriato
TE Ft RI 9 rmi SKSSIOM Ol' riVK MONTHS :
Board, including tuition, fuel, lights and
For circulars address
G. A. WOODWARD, Principal,
or M. M. FAi'ROW, Aaao. Brino'l.
Jan 24 tuf?
SUICIDE.- Tho Augusta papers give tbo
f allowing particulars of the death of a
gonllomnn well known in Columbia:
, "J^ie community was shocked early
yesterday nf toro ooo by ii report that Mr.
K. D. Glover, All old and well-kno\vn
citizen of Augusta, hod committed sui
oido. Tho facts, 'na gathered from tho
coroner's inquest, and other sources, uro
as follows: On yesterday, about 12
o'clock, Mr. Glover returned to his resi?
dence. A few minutes afterwards the
report of a pistol was hoard by the
servants. About half-past 1 o'clock tho
door waa opened aud Mr. Glover wua
found lying dead upon tho floor, tho
band of thu deceased clutching n Colt's
revolver. It appears that tho deceased
placed tho back of a chair down on tho
rug in front of the fire-place aud put a
cushion upon it. Then sitting down on
the rug, with his back to the chair, he
placed tho muzzle of a revolver in his
mouth, the barrel pointing upward, and
fired. The ball passed through tho brain
and tcip of the skull, and struck tho
plastering above. Death must have
almost instantly followed tho dischargo,
aud tho body of tho deceased fell back,
the head resting upon the pillow, which
had been apparently prepared for it be?
forehand. Near tho body was a short,
but expressive anti touching note, ad?
dressed to his Hons, which stated in sub?
stance that he had committed the deed,
and wished no inquest bold upon his
body. The lotter was signed, but bore
no date, and bad the appearance of
having been in the pocket of tho de?
ceased for some time. The deceased was
n nativo of Edgefiold, S. C., but hus
been a resident of Augusta for a number
of years, being about sixty-four years of
ago. Ho leaves tbreo sons-, two in thia
State and one in Texas, with a con?
siderable family connection in South
In Executive session, Senate, on Fri?
day, the following appointments of
Trial Justices wore coutirraed: Laurens
Couuty-C. M. Miller, Jaret F. John?
son, Thomas Owens and Cullen Lark.
Newberry-John T. Pattersou, Joseph
Keller, Butes Mallett and William Sum?
ner. Spartanbnrg-William Irwin, Cnl
viu Foster, John K. Montgomery,
James Perry, Wm. C. Camp, Elijuh Dill,
A. T. Crocker, E. T. Davis, John Epton
and J. W. Wofford. Beaufort-N. E.
Townes, II. M. Fuller, J. D. Robertson
aud James Davids. Horry-C. B. Jar?
vis, Mark Reynolds, Alva Ensor, S. W.
Vought, W. A. Bessert aud G. L. John?
son. Bickens-S. I). Goodlett, A. M.
Folger, J. W. Brown, J. W. Singleton
and J. N. Arnold. Tho appointment of
C. J. Stolbrand, us Superintendent of
tho State Penitentiary, was also con?
Finn IN CHESTERFIELD.-The Cueraw
Democrat, of tho 20th instant, says:
"About 9 o'clock, on Monday night,
tho alarm of fire waa given; it proved to
bo tho gin house of Mr. D. faulty,
which, with tho screw and about eight
bales of cotton, were destroyed. We
lonni that tho fire was caused by the ac?
cidental upsetting of it caudle in tho
cotton by oue of Mr. Q.'s sons, several
of whom slept in the building. Ono of
his sons, we learn, narrowly escaped
perishing in the flames."
WHITTKMOUE'S WEST POINT CADET.
The Washington correspondent of the
New York Herald says: "The Wbitte
moro Cadet at tho Wost Point Military
Academy, whoso appointment cost the
South Carolina Congressman his scat in
tho House of .Representative?, bas just
boen discharged from tho Academy for
non-prolicieucy. The. father of tho
youug mau considers the purchase of tho
cadetship a very bdd investment on his
Two Lamps for $1.00.
YOU eau buy for cash TWO LAMPS com?
plete for $1.00.
E. C. PLUMER it CO.,
?Tun 24 1* _ Plain street.
State of South Carolina.
Vu the Commissioners cf K'^clioas for thc KU c
lion District of Abbevilla County.
WHEREAS Hon. n. J. Lomax, who. at
tho general oloction held in October,
1870, was chosen a member of the Senate ot
tho Stato of South Carolina for tho Election
District of Abbovillo County, to serve the
term of four years, has deceased; and whereas
tho Constitution of tho State ol South Caro?
lina directs that in such casos a writ of oloc?
tion shall bo itbuod by tho President of tho
Senate, for tho purposo of filling tho vacancy
thus occasioned for tho remainder of tho
term for which said mcmbor so deceased was
Now, thoroforo, you and each of you ure
hereby required, after due advertisement, and
with strict regard to all providions of the
Constitution and laws of said Stato touching
your duty in such case, to hold an election for
a member of the Senate of the Stato of South
Carolina, for tho County of Abbeville, lo serve
for tho remainder of tho term for which said
member, Hon. II. J. Lomax, was elected; the
polls to bo oponed at tho various piucos of
election in sai I District, on THURSDAY. lClh
day of February, 1871. by tho various ma?
nagers of election for thuso places respect?
ively, in accordance with tho provisions of
tho*Act of tho Oonoral Assembly, entitled
"An Act providing for tim general election,
?nd tho manner nf conducting tho same," ap
proved March 1, 1870. and this writ, logetber
with your return of tho election to bo held
under it, have botoro tho Sonato at its next
mooting after the oloction.
b ALONZO J. RAN8IER,
At lent : J. Woonacrv, Clerk of Sonato.
Jan 24 _
?*r\/\ CHOICE New York Sugar-Cured
100 dioico Now York Sngar-Cured SHOUL?
DERS. Jnat rooeived and tor aale, at rodnced
prices, by J. >i T. R. AO NEW.
PncENiSIANA.-The prioo of single
oopies of the PBKBKTX is five cents. If
carriers charge moro it is a swindle. They
can bo obtained at that price at the office.
Book and job printing of every kind
attended to promptly nt the PHCHNIX of?
fice. Every varioty of material on band.
Lovers of the flue arte will be well re?
paid by a visit to the jewelry store of
Mr. Glaze, where thero is on exhibition
a splendid oil painting-"Tho Genios of
Paiutiug"-from Titian. It is tho work
of our talented young Columbia artist,
Miss Genia Orchard. Call and see it.
Governor Scott has appointed James
H. Fowler und Julius Glover, of Oranflre
burg, and W. C. Griffith, of Colleton, to
bo Notaries Public.
The next session of Mount Zion
School, Winusboro, S. C., will com?
mence on the Gth February. For par?
ticulars see advertisement.
Thero is no doubt that tho murderers
of Messrs. Dnbardand Bailey have been
arrested by Messrs. Hubbard and Frank?
lin, lu a few days we shall give all the
particulars. It is deemed expedient to
withhold them for tho present.
Mr. Pollock has received another lot
of fresh Norfolk oysters, nt $1.50 per
Messrs. Boyce & Co., in admiration of
Bonner's celebrated animal, have chris?
tened their uew establishment the ..Dex?
ter Stables." Their collection of vehi?
cles and animals aro tho admiration of
tho towu. Their new location is adja?
cent to Jun ney's Hall.
A meeting of the Ladies' Industrial
Association will bo held this (Tuesday)
af Lorn ooo, at half past 3 o'olock, at the
depository. A full attendance is re?
quested, ns the final business of the As?
sociation will be brought before the meet?
ing, and arrangements must be made for
closing the instituiion.
The material from which the Cheater
Reporter is printed is offered for sale.
For particulars, address John A. Bradley,
Tho mau who tried to sweeten hia tea
j with one of his wife's smiles has fallen
j back on sugar. Nothing like fir?t prin
ciples, after all.
A yawn in company generally indicates
a gap in the conversation.
HOTEL Ania VALS, January 23.-Nick
arson House-F. H. Green, Orangeburg;
H. T. Uarby, city; H. J. Hamblin, N.
?Y.; A. Shaw, Baltimore; G. M. Lanier,
Edgeficld; J. S. Co tb run, M. Burt, S.
McGownu, J. S. Perriu, Abbeville; J.
I H. Corse, Charlotte; ll. J. Donaldson,
Cheraw; E. S. J. Hayes, Lexington; T.
Dodamead, Richmond; J. Winton, J. H.
Guy, Charlotte; L. S. Johnson, Phila?
delphia; F. A. Connor, Cokesbury; lt.
Stokes, Union; J. M. Berry, Granit?
ville; J. A. Brock, city; F. D. Bush,
Perry ville; J. M. Seigler, Belton.
Col um bia Hotel-G. M. Drafts, Gads?
den; W. E. Busey, Georgetown; E. E.
Phillips, Pa.; W. J. Magrath, E. E.
Hewe?, E. W. M. Mackey, Wm. Laid
ler, E. M. Whiting, lt. M. Marshall,
Charleston; A. J. Frederick, S. C.; B. Y.
Sage. Atlanta; J. H. Patterson, wife and
child, Minn.; Miss A. Hall, Anderson;
T. (!. Brown, Newberry; J. G. Long,
?Jonesville; T.P. Barnett, Camden; O.
Cudworth, Southern Express Company.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
A. J. Hausier-Election Notice.
E. C. Plumer-Lamps.
Miss Cullen-Music Lessons.
Meeting Eutaw Encampment.
Cancers, Tumors, Ulcers, eto.
G. A. Woodward-Mt. Zion School.
G. D. Hope-Farm for Sale.
Boyce & Co.-Dexter Stables.
Monteith & Fielding- Furniture.
"It's mi ty curia," said Mrs. Partington to
tko, while rodding abont tho impending war
in Europe, "that tho Uollorhorn croates such
au ade iu Yurrup, when it's sieh a common
tbseasu among tho cattle iu Ameriky." The
old lady, having doiivorod herself" of tho
above, look a dose of LOT-MAN'S G it KAT GER?
MAN bi i THUS to cheer lier depressed apirita,
and resinnod ber knitting.
Lippman'a Hitters aro for sale by all drug?
gists and dealers. Depot in Columbia. H. C.,
at GElCEn A MCQBKOOR'S, Druggists. 8 IS
You can obtain Gio best of Cigars. Chewing
and Smoking Tobacco, Pipes, etc., at the sign
of tho Indian Girl, Columbia Hotel How. Jil
CANCERS, TUMORS, ULCERS.-As?
tonishing cures by Prof. Kline, at the
Philadelphia Cancer Insti uto,931 Arch otrtni,
Philadelphia, Pa. At branch offices, by Dr.
Dalton, 2J? \V. Fourth street, Cincinnati, O.;
by Dr. Groono, Charlotte, N. C.; by Dr. Healy,
Stubblefield House, Atlanta, Ga.
Wonderful CANCH!lt ANTIDOTES. No
Knife. No Caustic Medicines. No Blood.
For particulars, call on or address either of
the above. _ ian 24 ^IJiL^
Lo? ? -A plain GOLD UltACELfcT. Tho
linder will bo suitably rowardod by leav?
ing ?anio at this oflicn. Jan'22 2
Cl OTTO w s io u. o oil. CAKE can be" ll ad
J at all titeos, and in any quantity, of
Jan 21 E. HOPE.
THOMAS ?I. LaMUTTE, iiOFAKT PUB
MC, COMMISSIONER OP DEEDS AND
UNITED 8 TAT IS 8 COMMISSIONER, has re?
moved hts oftieo from No. 1 Law Bango to the
oflicc recently occupied by Messrs. Wallace A
Green, Attorneys at Law,opposite tho Colum?
bia Ice HOUBO. Jin l.r) Imo
AVK HAVE THIS 1>AY Al'I'OlNTED
Mr. JOHN C. 8EEGERS tho solo Agent for
tho salo of our WHISKIES in Columbia, 8. C.
JOHN GIBSON'S SON 4 CO.
PHILADELPHIA. November 10, 1870. Doc 1
Sl*ti:ti?Ai/?TTfe.NTa?N given to the col?
incl ion of Commercial Paper, Interest
. MI State and Railroad Bonds abd Stocks, and
Conversion of Statu Securities, bv
Nov 33 6010 r GAMimiLL, Broker