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X?oo?ay Ll?minf*, February 14.1871.
?.The Money Question-No. 4."
It will bo seen that oar correspondent
"?nt?-Buin" asks some very pertinent
questions in his fonrth communication,
published this morning. It will bo seen
that be makes some very strong points.
Let os hoar what the reply is.
Qencrcil LDO'II Successor-Washington
smO. licss Unlvoroltj-Lce, "Virtuous
Father, Virtuouo Son."
On February 8, an interesting event
occurred in Lexington, Ya. This was
tho inauguration of Oeneral Cuatis Lee
aa President of the institution lately pre?
sided over by his illustrious father. A
large audience assembled in the chapel.
The religious exercises were conducted
by Rev. Dr. Pendleton, late Chief of
Artillery in the army of Northern Vir?
ginia, The Bector of the Board of
Trastees then delivered an impressive
address to the Board of Trustees, the
Facility and the students of tho TJniver
eityV: B.?Te??rred in terms of tho high?
est eulogy ta the late President of the
institution, and dosed with expressions
of high appreciation of the qualities and
virtuos of the SON who was to succeed
the deoeased FATHER. Said the speaker,
in conclusion, "it only remains for me
now, os the organ of the Board, to ad?
minister to you, Gen. George Washing?
ton Oastis Lee, the official oath of office."
Gen. Lee replied in becoming terms, and
took the oath of office. The now Presi?
dent is but thirty-six yours old, and is
said to possess the highest qualifications
for the position to which he has been
elevated. It is expected that his admin?
istration will be brilliant and successful.
COKESBDRY, February 13, 1871.
Mn. EDITOR: There was, unfortunate?
ly, a difficulty in our town, on Saturday,
which resulted in the death of Henry
Nash? a colored man, ono of our County
Commissioners. An altercation sprang
np between him and two young men, L.
F. Connor and J. M. Moore, at the back
door of one of our stores, no one being
present to hear what was said. Firing
of pistols commenced, Nash retreating,
tbe other two pursuing, firing at him,
and he returning the fire as he ran. I
was at another store, about 100 yards off,
aad as soon as I learned what was going
on, I rushed out amidst danger-for ho
was running towards that store, and the
firing being in that direction-and suc?
ceeded in stopping it. Nash went iuto
the store and I followed him, to see what
injury was inflicted. He lay down upon
the floor and I requested Dr. Gary, who
happened to bo present, to examine him,
which he did, sayiDg that he was mortal?
ly woundod. During this excitement,
the young men left on horse-back. I, as
Intendant of the town, issued a warrant,
for their arrest, soon after, but they had
fled. The next morning, early, a war?
rant was issued by Trial Justice Hemp
hill, and put into the hands of tho She?
riff of the County.
Such occurrences are greatly deplored
by all good citizens and lovers of peace
and order. I give you this statement, as
such occurrences ure apt to be exagge?
rated. Two weeks ago there was au oc?
currence greatly exaggerated-the shoot?
ing of Ed. Butler by Gilkorson. They
were brought before the Town Council
and the two oolored men who were pre?
sent when the shooting was done testi?
fied, upon oath, that in their opinion it
was purely accidental-that there was no
quarreling, no difficulty between the
parties. F. A. CONNOR.
Speaking of the disposition to bu made
of the special Treasury deposits, the
Washington Patriot says:
Concerning the South Carolina State
bonds issued on account of the Blue
Ridge Railroad, and deposited as cap?
tured property, the committee say that
it is understood that a olaim has been
made'on the Department for them by a
bank in Charleston, and that the Solicit?
or of the Treasury bas reported against
said elaim. If this decision holds good,
it is recommended that the bonds be sold
and the proceeds placed in the Treasury.
The payment of all past due coupons
can be secured, and from information
received, it is believed these bonds aro
now worth about eighty coats in the dol?
AFFAIR.-A warrant was issued on
Saturday by Trial Justice Magrath for
the arrest of this celebrated member of
Congress from South Carolina on the
charge of being au accessory beforo the
fact to the murder of Colonel William
P. White, and the officer in ehargo has
gone to Columbia to obtain from Go?
vernor Scott the requisition necessary
for the apprehension of the said member
of Congress in Washington or any other
State. Bowen is now said to be in
Washington, where he will be tried this
week for bigamy. Tho Augusta Chroni?
cle, of Saturday, says: "Two gentlemen
of this city-Mr. J. A. Cbristain, Chief
of Police, and Mr. E. J. Hatcher-have
boen summoned as witnesses for tho
prosecution, and started to Washington
this morning. Bowen was at one time a
journeymau brick-layer here and married
the first of his three wives in Augusta."
[Charleston News.
Mr. Henry Oampsen, a respected Ger?
man merchant, died in Charleston, on
Sunday morning, at 8 o'clock.
Tho Money Q,ucston-Sic 4.
MB. EDITOR: A telegram from New
York inforrar the-Senate tb?b "Mr,
Kimpton is on bis way Soatb, and can
a UR wer questions."
That Mr. Kimpton can answer quoi
tions, wo need no telegram from New
York to inform ns. But will he answer
questions, is the question.
Certain parties "South" bavo tho right
to ask Mr. Kimpton questions.
The tax-payers of South Carolina
think thoy have that right.
[ South Carolina herself has the right.
Tho Republican party has tho right.
Your correspondent desires to do Mr.
Kimpton the personal favor of pointing
out to him a few of the questions wbioh
all tho above partios, joint and several,
think they have the righi to ask of him
about tho money s entrusted to his keep?
ing. The questions are these:
1. How ia it that you-Mr. H. H. Kimp?
ton, No. 9, Nassau street, Now York
oity, Financial Agent of the State of
South Carolina-how is it that you make
the balance duo yon by this State on the
1st of October, 1870, to be $880,843.95,
while Mr. Treasurer Parker makes it
only 8160,035.92-an apparently false
balance on your part of $730,808.03?
2. How is it that during your first
year of office-1868-69-you charge to
the Treasurer $1,007,924.5>, while the
Treasurer acknowledges tho receipt of
only 3623,000 from you? I know, sir,
that tho Treasurer puta his receipts from
yon, (in his recapitulation,) as $819,
714.50. But oven taking the recapitula?
tion, which tho monthly items do not
make, your overcharge is $188,210.04.
But calculated from tho Treasurer's
monthly items, your overcharge is
$384,924.54. How aro these discrepances
to be explained?
3. How is it, in like manner, that dur
iugyour second year of office-1869-70
you chargo to tho Treasurer $1,265,
766.63, whilo tho Treasurer acknow?
ledges tho receipt of only $969,039.21
from you? I am aware, sir, that the
Treasurer makes his receipts from you
to bo $971,039.21-a mistake on his part
of $2,000 exactly, made probably (we
will suggest in our surplus of charity)
by his mistaking a soven for a nine. But
calculated ono war, your overcharge is
$269,727.42; and calculated tho other
way, it is?$294,727.42. How are these
discrepances-take whichover you pre
for-to bo explained?
4. What does the word "gold" mean,
as used by you ten times in your quar?
terly reports for the year 1869-70? I am
awaro, sir, that to your highly cultivated
financial mind this question may seem
pointless; but if your goodness of heart
is as great as your eminent abilities in
finance, yon will pardon my ignorance,
and answer my question. But let me
first explain what tends to confound my
judgmcot about that word, as you use it.
First, you did not use it at all in yout
reports for tho first year, whore all your
accounts seem to have been kept in the
samo currency. Second, I had novel
known money accounts kept, cithet
by agent or principal, in different cur?
rencies, the relative values of which were
knowu to bo changing almost daily.
Third, I did not think that a prudent
agent would convert United States cur?
rency into gold at times wheu gold was
falling in its relative value; for, you will
remember that gold fell, between
December, 1869, and August, 1870,
(ihc limits in dato of your usi
of tho word "gold,") from twenty
ono nnd seven-eighths to sixteen and a
quarter; tho decline being pretty regu?
lar-a circumstance that could not well
escape tho attention of P. highly honor?
able and sensitive financial agent whe
had in trust the moneys of an impover?
ished Commonwealth. I am hero not
speaking of tho gold you were ordered
by the State to pay for the State, bul
your (apparent) investments in gold.
Your reports inform us that you paid oui
$84,362.50 premium on $420,000 in gold:
but, in addition to that gold which you
bought, you enter sums amounting to
$284,484 21 as "cash gold." Itisthif
last amount, mixed up with other sum.?
entered us "cash," that I have in mind
in asking for information from you. Thc
question points to all the "gold" above
mentioned except to one item in May,
1870, whioh I reserve for a separate
5. In May, 1870, the only month in
which your account agrees exaotly wit 1;
the Treasurer's, yon chargo the Trea?
surer with "cash gold $7,100.91," and
with "cash 310,000;" making, you per?
ceive, exactly $17,100.91, adding gold
und United States eurrenoy together. It
tho same month, the Treasurer enters tc
your credit exactly $17,100.91 Unilec
i Stales currency. Now, Mr. Kimpton, il
[ must be apparent to your financial mind
that either yon or the Treasurer hat
made a false ontry. Which ono of yoi:
is it? I am awaro, sir, that Greciat
fabio tells us of Midas, whose touch
could hove turned greenbacks (as ii
turned everything) into gold; but no
oven iu fabio is Micro a parallel to Mr
Treasurer Parker's touch which turned
your S7.1?0.91 of gold into greenbacks
lias tho Treasurer defrauded you-you
Mr. Kimpton, with all your financia
ability? I know that Senator Leslie, ix
tho General Assembly, recently iusiuu
ated that Mr. Treasurer Parker was die
honest; but surely, Mr. Kimpton, ho hai
not had tho genius to over-reach you
Now, sir, gold being at the middlo o
May, 1870, worth fourteen and a half
tho volno of your $7,100.91 in gold wai
$8,130.54 in United States currency
wasn't it? So, Mr. Treasurer Parke
defrauded you of $1,029.63, didn't he?
6. Your reports inform us that yoi
purchased $420,000 in gold and got ii
somo other woy $284,484.21 in gold-ii
all, $704,484.21 in gold. Ia what othe
woy did you get tho $284,484 21?
7. Hid you need as much as $704,484 2
in gold to pay tho gold olaims agains
the State? That amount would pay th
i.i. i.. i m*mm* 'j wm
iutoroDfc for that y CST, afc sis por cent., on
$11,741,403.00--wouldn't il?
8. The Senate committoo, of "whioh
Mr. Arin m is chairman^ calla attention
to the fact that the Comptroller-General
inoludesin his statement of extraordi- ?
nary expenses at the Treasury daring <
the fiscal year ending October 1, 1870, :
tho following item: "H. H. Kimpton, i
Finanoial Agent, amount elsewhere ao- <
counted for, having been returned to !
him, $540,293.79," (page 68, Reports;) 1
whereas tho Treasurer states tho same i
thus: "H. H. Kimpton, Finanoial Agent
of South Carolina, $501,293.79. (pago i
67, Reports ) Tho difference between
these- figures is $36,000. This sounds ns i
if Sonator Arnim thinks that the Trea?
surer paid you only S504.293.79, while
the Comptroller-General chums to have
returned to you $540,293.79. How is i
this, sir? lias the Comptroller-General
(Dr. Neaglo) cheated oither the Trea- i
surer or you out of $36,000? I know
that Senator Leslie's insinuations, above
mentionod, extended niuo to Dr. Neagle;
but I never imagined that that funo- :
tioaary could be "cute" enough to over- i
roaoh you; for cuteness belongs to tho
Yankee by primordial right, and Dr. i
Noagle is a North Carolinian-formerly .
thought to be rather slow for that.
9. It appears from the report of Se?
nator Arnim's committee, just referred >
to, that while Dr. Nengle entered that
item as $540,293.79, and while Mr. Pur
kor enters it as $504,293.79, you, your- 1
self, Mr. Kimpton, enter it as only i
$410,347.22. Now, Mr. Kimpton, the
difference botweon your entry of this I
item and Mr. Parker's is $93.840.57; and
the difference between Mr. Parker's and
Dr. Neaglo's is $36.000-tho whole dir- :
terence between Dr. Neaglo's entry and i
yours being $129,840.57-isn't it? If
Dr. Neagle has not defrauded Mr. Par?
ker out of $30,000, and Mr. Parker de?
frauded you ont of $93,810 57, please,
lot us know how it all is.
10. Tho samo Senate committee report
informs us-and we cnn easily verily tho
statement by reference to pages 36 und
117, Reports-that while Dr. Nearie, as
Comptroller-General, enters "H. II.
Kimpton, Financial Agent, bonds,
$2,200.000," you enter as in your hands
only $1,500,000, bonds, and inform us
that tho other $700,000 were sold iu Oc?
tober, 1869. Now, Mr. Kimpton, what
does Senator Arnim mean to insinuate
11. Why did you not mention iu your
report the receipt and salo of tho Agri?
cultural College land scrip?
12. Do you know why Mr. Parker
made no mention in his report of that
land scrip?
13. Do you know why Dr. Neagle
made no mention of it in his report?
14. Why do you continue to put forth
the value of South Carolina stocks in
the New York market as serenty-tbreo
old and fifty-nine and a half new, since
these prices havo ceusod to be paid for
15. Is twelve per ??ut. per an un in tho
least rate at which you can borrow
money in New'York foi (ho rise ol South
10. Was it a mnttor of necessity that
you borrowed $1,500,000, on call, ut
twelve per cent. ?
17. Who aro the sureties on your
$500,000 bond of office?
These aro 6omo of tho main questions
I have thought that our tax-payers, tho
State herself, und the Republican party
itself, havo the right to ask.
You will perceive, Mr. Kimpton, that
in asking you these questions I huve
been moved greatly by your own interest; i
for, littlo as you may think such a thing, i
these people hero in South Carolina do
not clearly understand your reports, and
somo of them aro simplo enough to
think that what appears wrong in the i
report is wrong. Uncharitable as this
may scorn to you, it is nevertheless true;
and your influence with tho people i
whoso moneys you have in keeping Uxwy
bo impaired, which, you know, would bo
a great misfortune to-them. In a word,
for I wish to bo perfectly frank with you,
as a friend should ulways bo, if your re?
ports, in connection with other reports,
show them that you hnvo made fulso en- >
tries of moneys, they-these exacting
South Carolinians-will rush to tho con?
clusion that you havo cither stolen some
of the moneys or helped somebody else :
to do so; or else, that you are not com?
petent to fill tho office you hold. It is to i
save ull parties from any mistake or any?
thing that I have taken the trouble to i
explain to you as well as I eau exactly :
what our difficulty in, BO that you may
enlighten us by telling us bow it all is.
noon, between 2 and 3 o'clock, near
I leard'H Mill, on tho Charlotte, Columbia i
and Augusta Railroad, the way freight 1
train from Columbia to Augusta sus?
tained a serious accident. Coming
around a curve, tho engine "Edgefleld," i
best locomotive on tho road, collided with
a cow on tho track. Tho animal was i
knocked to piecos, and it is supposed
that ono of the limbs adhered to a wheel ,
of tho locomotive, which throw it from
the track down an embankment about
eleven feet high, tho engine describing
a completo somersault, und tho tender
following. Three flat cars next to tho i
engine were badly damaged, ono of them
being brokeu in half on tho track, thus
arresting the progress of thc cars behind.
Tho engineer, Mr. Terrell, was taken
from tho crushed cab, after tho fall of
tho locomotive, having escaped the loss
of lifo with several severe bruises and
internal injuries of a serious character.
Tho fireman was badly scalded, and a :
train hand was also considerably injured.
Tho wreck was cleared from tho track,
howovor, in time to allow the roasenger
truiu to reach Augusta about ll o'clock
Friday night, und trains aro running ns :
usual. The engine is thought to be
badly damaged.
[Augusta Constitutionalist. i
There is a colored freshman in Yulo
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i,ra?iGLATivBj PKoc?ssmsros.
The Senate met at 12 M.
The Honse sent to the Senate a bill to
establish a new judicial and election1
County, to be called Aiken, and to be
formed from portions of Edgefield, Lex?
ington, Orangcbnrg nnd Barnwell. Also,
a concurrent resolution calling upon the
Land Commissioner for a report on or
before tho 15th instant; which was con?
curred in.
A bill to protect the rights of parents
?nd to prevent the carrying of persons
hom tho Stato uuder twenty-one years
of age waB passed.
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill to pro?
vide for tho appointment of Trial Jus?
tices, tho organization of their courts
und the jurisdiction of the same.
Mr. Swails introduced a bill to amend
in Act to organize and govern tho
The Committee ou Finance reported
favorably on a bill to amend an Act to
Bx tho salaries and regulate the pay of
certain officers.
Mr. Whittemore introduced a joiut re?
solution to establish n Board of Super?
visors of tho Treasury.
Tho Committee ou Mines and Mining
reported back a bill to incorporate the
South Carolina Phosphate Mining Com?
Tho consideration of the report of the
Committeo on Privileges und Elections,
on tho right of Hon. George F. McIn?
tyre to hold a seat ou tho floor of the
Senate, was taken up. Mr. Mclutyre,
it seems, iieid three disqualifying offices,
those of Postmaster, School Commis?
sioner and Assistant United States Mar?
shal. Tho office of School Commissiou
ur Mr. McIntyre claimed ho had resigned
previous to the election, as also that of
Postmaster. But his resignation as
Postmaster, though stilted by him to
have bceu sent on the 9th of October,
was not received ut the department in
Washington until the 9th of November,
after tho election, and the letter of resig?
nation boro no date. Thc Committee
reported adversely to tho right of Mr.
Mclutyre to hold his seat. The matter
was referred to the Attorney-General,
whose opinion coincided entirely with
the report of tho Committee, aud was
supported by a number of decisions
both in this Slate und in the Circuit
Court of tho United State?. After tho
reading of tho report, aud tho opinion
of the Attorney-General, Mr. Swails
moved that tho consideration of tho re?
port be indefinitely postponed.
Mr. Arnim hoped that the Senate
wonld not act hastily, but discuss thc
matter calmly and thoroughly.
Mr. Uayne favored the indefinite post?
ponement of the report and resolution
recommended, holding, in short, that
thu eligibility of Mr. McIntyre should
hiive. been determined at tho time of the
presentation of his credentials in order
to qualify, and not nt tho day of election.
Ile cited tho case of Maxwell, of Marl?
boro, who,' too, had been postmaster,
and who had not sout in his resignation
until two days before the election; yet
tho c >m m it tee had reported fu v o rub ly
upon that case, and ho thought it ap?
peared ut least inconsistent that the.
committee should so stultify it.icir iu the
present case as to completely reverse its
former judgment.
Mr. Maxwell also spoke in favor of the
right of Mr. McIntyre to hold his seat,
but, likd thc rest, fought shy of the logal
points in the case.
Mr. Swails followed on tho same side,
arguing that objection, if proper at all,
should liavo been ruado ut tho time that
Mr. McIntyre offered to qualify;, that
there seemed to bo a spirit of vindictive
nets on tho part of certain members
ugainst Mr. Mclntyro-plainly mani?
fested by tho directly conflicting opinion
rendered by the committee in this case
und that of Mr. Maxwell, from Marl?
boro, iu which there was a contest, and
which was precisely auulogous to that of
Mr. McIntyre.
At tho close of Mr. Swails' remarks, a
motion to adjourn was made.
Tho friends of Mr. Mclutyre violently
opposed adjournment, and demanded
immediate actiou.
Mr. Nash stated that Mr. McIntyre
had been told by a Senator npou tho
floor that if he (McIntyre) would pledge
himself to oppose certain railroad
schemes, his case should be postponed
until the next session of the General As?
sembly, and he wanted the matter sottled
at once.
The motion to adjourn was lost.
Tho question then came up upon the
original motion to indefinitely postpone
the consideration of the matter.
Mr. Leslie took the floor. Ho thought
that but one thing prevented a just de?
cision in this ease, and that was that
Senators seemed utterly nuable to divest
themselves of partisan and personal mo?
tives. It is plain from the arguments
adduced on the othor sido that the mem?
bers have not even read, much less
studied, the report of the committeo in
this case, and their remarks show a de?
gree of ignorance of law and tho consti?
tution of tho Stato that is disgraceful to
this honorable body. I hold, first, that
from circumstantial evidence, it is not
probable that ho Bout on his resignation;
iud, second, if ho did, there was in
point of law no resignation until tho
letter wai received iu Washington on
the 10th of November. And, further?
more, I hold that Mr. Mclntyro wus
Deputy United States Marshal ut the
time of his election, and that ho never
has resigned.
Mr. Leslie continued to hold tho floor
amid repeated interruptions und ques?
tions, uutil 7 P. M., when a sceno of tho
mo.it disgraceful confusion and disorder
prevailed. A call of tho Senate was
finally had, and no quorum being pre?
sent, the Sergeaut-at-Arms was ordered
to bring in absentees. A length of
time having elapsed aud no members
coming i-u, it was ordered that the Ser?
geant at-Armn be instructed to employ
six additioual deputies to assist him.
Mr. Whittemore stated that he had
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novar before witnessed each ? disgrace
fnl Mwne in the halls of legislation, and
for one, he was sick and disgusted with !
oh ting and listening to alcoholic effu?
At 8.45 P. M., some members were
brought in, and a quorum announced.
A voto was then taken, and the Chair an?
nounced that a quorum had not voted.
The quetttiou was put nguiu, and Mr.
Mclntyro himself voted to retain bis
own seat-such a thing as wai probably
nover before heard of.
Mr. Leslie refused to vote
Thc Senate voted to retain Mr. Mcin?
tyre in bis seat by fonrteen yeas lo three
nays. A motion was thou made to re?
consider tho vote und to lay the motion
to reeonsider on the table, which was
adopted; thus ending the whole matter.
The Hooso met at 12 M.
The Committee on Military Affairs re?
ported unfavorably on a bill to exempt
the King's Mountain Military School
from the provisions of Section 14 of an
Act to organize and govern the militia.
Also, favorably on a bill to incorporate
the Carolina Rifle Club, of Charleston.
The Committee on Charitable Institu?
tions reported favorably ou a bill to in?
corporate the Mechanics' Union No. 1 of |
Charleston. Also, on a bill to amend
tho charter of the German Evangelical
Lutheran Church, of Charleston.
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill lo pro?
vide for the appointment of Trial Jus?
tices, the organization of their courts,
&c. Referred.
Mr. Hurley introduced a bill to declare
the rights of common carriers.
Mr. Dennis introduced n resolution,
that a committee of . three from tho |
House and-from the Senate be ap?
pointed to finish the investigation into
the books and accounts of the State
Treasurer, tho Comptroller-General and
tho State Financial Agent, with power
to semi for persons and pupers.
Mr. Davis introduced u bill to regulate
the manufacture aud sale of commercial
fertilizers in the State.
Mr. Byas introduced a bill to amend
an Act to prelect laborers and persons
working for shares of crops. Referred.
Mr. Frost introduced a bill to carry
into effect Section 2, Article 14, of the
Constitution of tho ?Stn I e. Referred.
Mr. O'Connell introduced a joint re?
solution to pay .T. W. Anderson, and
others, $189.411 for services rendered in
tho month of October, 1870; also, to pny
G. F. Frost $100 for losses by tho riot iu
Laurens County.
Tho folio win <y bills passed: To em?
power Henry H. Towles to collect wharf?
age; to authorize Clerks of tho Court to
take testimony in certain cases; to pro?
vide for the establishment of a touchers'
institute; to confirm the apportionment
made by the State Superintendent of
A bill to facilitate the punishment of
orime was laid on tho table.
A bill to repeal the usury laws of the
State was taken up, and pending its dis?
cussion, tho House adjourned.
Tin- Commercial and Financial Chron?
icle of Kew York.
CHARLESTON, S. C., February 9,1871.
I cordially commend to those gentle?
men of business, bankers, bickers, mer?
chants, etc., hero aud elsewhere, whose
notice tho Chronicle, as a financial and
commercial monitor, may buvo escaped,
to look carefully into tho merits of this
paper, even now nccepted by ninuy ns
thc standard journal of America in mat?
ters pertaining to ti nance and commerce
-its extended and extending circulation
being the strongest testimony in its fa?
vor. I would hero take occasion to re?
mark, in passing, that its editors, (per?
sonally known to myself,) aro gentlemen
of intelligence, rctiuomeut and oulturo.
This accounts somewhat for tho paper
being conducted ou tho exactest princi?
ples of honor and integrity, aud with au
ability, vigor and independence seldom
equaled and never excelled.
So geuerully known is this paper, that
no banker's or merchant's library
throughout tho length and breadth of
this vast country is considered complete
without it. It can be found on ulmost
every desk-always a faithful companion,
friend and guide. I do not pretend to
argue the merits of this paper, but sim?
ply ask the skeptic to read und be con?
I have been requestod by tho publish?
ers to aot for them in this section, and
have consented, in consideration of the
many courtesies they have extended to
me. I will receive subscription money
to same, (SK) per annum,) and show or
ship specimen copies of the paper to any
? who may desire to subscribe.
Tho Adelphi, burned in Boston on
Sunday night, was the fifth theatre in
that city destroyed by fire.
Mw. Amelia Harley, widow of the late
Wm. J. Harley, died in Barnwell Coun?
ty, on Wednesday last.
Tho Philadelphia High School is ad?
vertised by the sheriff to bo sold for ar?
rears in ground rent.
For 8ale,
^3|?P?&GON, with top, mid Harness,
HiwCHiyj which has la en very little
^^useO. Inquire at this oflico.
Feb 14 3
xp\tAPt/^?\" Burns Club.
-^\<\ THE members of tho
f. AJ? (?fciKXTA r>uriis Club will attend a
/.??it?^huHl ml regular monthly moet
mUsB&?^j?" inp. THIS EVENING, at
V^SSjfijs JtoJ 7 o'clock, at McKenzie'?
S?j/ Saloon. Hy order of tho
"?ffl?fe**/ Provident.
Fej> 141 _ _Sec'y.
Young Men's Christian Association.
THE Regular Monthly Mooting of tho Asso?
ciation will bo held at the Reading Room,
THIS EVENING, at half-past 7 o'clock. Au
essay will bo read by Rev. lt. D. Smart. A
full attendance ia desired.
Young men wishing to become members aro
requested to attond.
feb 14 I?. FRANK HAULDIN, Pco'y.
mail opens at 3.30 P. M. ; closes 12.16
P.M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 11.30 ?. M. Charleston
night mail opona 8.30 A. M.; closes6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 4.30 P.
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opens 1.30 P. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. Qn
Sunday oflice open from 3 to 4 P. M.
PHCBKXXIAKA.- -Tho price of sipgie
copies of the PHONIX is five cents.
Book and job printing of every kind
I attended to promptly at PI?ONIX office.
All persons indebted to the PUOJNIX
office must make immediate settlement,
or the accounts will bo placed in tbe
hands of tho proper officers. Hereafter
all transiont advertisements are to be
paid for before inserted.
Country publishers in want of second?
hand typo-bourgeois and minion-be?
sides rules, leads, chases, etc., can be
supplied, at about half founders' prices,
by applying at the PHONIX office.
Attention is called to a change in the
sailing days of tho Philadelphia steamers
-from Saturday to Thursday.
A grate nuisance-Bad coal.
The editorial fraternity is well repre?
sented in Columbia at present. Among
thoso who have paid their respects to tho
PI?ONIX, wo mention Messrs. R. M.
Stokes, of the Union Times, J. C. Bailey,
of the Greenville Enterprise, and Thos.
F. Greneker, of tho Newberry Herald.
Tho poor man's story-Tho garret,
i Seuator H. W. Duncan, of Union,, has
introduced a bill, repealing tho iniqui?
tous Act passed by the last sessiou of the
Legislature, compelling legal advertise?
ments to be published in certain papere,
to bo selected by three State officers. It
has been generally denounced and should
be repealed.
Slip knots-Divorces.
Mr. J. R. Bundall, who recontly re?
tired from tho editorial chair of the Au?
gust:! Constitutionalist, has gone into tho
insurance business.
reliably informed that a number of
monnted mon-supposed to be about
500-appeared at Union Court House,
about 12 o'clock, Sunday night, and
proceeded to the jail. They demanded
the keys from Jailor Hughes and Deputy
Sheriff Hill, who refused to surrender
them. Mrs. Hughes was then catechised
as to the whereabouts of tho koys; but
being greatly alarmed, did not answer
merely pointing to a bureau, where they
were deposited. The drawers were im?
mediately opened, tho keys obtained,
the jail doors opened, and ten colored
prisoners (under indictment for the Ste?
vens murder) wero carried to the "hnng
iug ground"-about a milo and a half
from the town-wkon six of the party
were shot, two hung, and two "turned
np missing." The Jailor and Deputy
Sheriff* were carried off from tho jail
about a mile, and tied in front of the
Sheriff's residence. There is no clue to
the perpetrators. A writ of habeas
corpus had boen served upon Sheriff
Dunn to bring threo of tho prisoners
bofore Judge Thomas, in Columbia, but
owing to some informality had not been
HOTEL ARRIVALS, February 13.-Nick
erson House-E. S. J. Huyes, Lexington;
J. G. Galluehat, Jr., Lieut. Bigger, Man?
ning; C. Mnbram, Alamance; E. Phil?
lips, Mrs. Phillips, Pittsburg; Geo. W.
Connor, Abbeville; J. W. Mond?n, Tim
onsville; H. J. Morsemao, East Cam?
bridge; J. H. Conroy, Gloucester; W. R.
Kline, Chester; J. M. Seigier, S. C.
IsaacBeu'8 "SurePop."
One-horse Wagon for Sale.
Meeting of Burns Club.
Notice of Greenville Enterprise.
Meeting ?f Y. M. O. A.
Lippraan's Bitters are for salo by all drug
gistv and dealers. Depot in Colombia, H. G.,
at GKIUEB & MCGBEOOB'S. Druggists. 8 18
HOLE AND COBNEB Wonn.-Now is tho timo
to attack tho rats, mica, bedbugs and roachou
in every hole and corner. Just put ISAAC
SEN'S "BUBE POP" in their roaoh, aud they'll
troop out of their haunts, devour it and die.
Sold by all druggists. V 14
han a good circulation in OrconVillo and ad?
joining Counties. Will be found a goofl/ad?
vertising modium for merchants and business
men desiring trado with tho up-co?niry.
Greenville city is rapidly improvirig, and open
completion of tho Richmond and Atlanta'and
Air-Lino Railroad, will be an important point.
s U R E p mm
Never failing. R?xes double tho size as
others. Hermetically scaled and alway? lr o ?li
?'or salo at wholesale and retail by
And hv all Druggists and Grocers
Feb V.

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