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Tanrslay Morning, March 5, 1874.
MUton'i Bliudneaa.
We should hftvo been pleased to re
oeivo the "friendly oritioism" of It. T.
Q. upon the authorship of the flue
poem, "Oldand Blind," which appeared
in the Phoinix, last Sunday, with the
accompanying statement that it had
been included in a recent Oxford edi?
tion of Miltou'a works. This statement
was copied, without olooe observation,
with the poem itself, from eome ex?
change. It is not unfamiliar to us, and
we were awuro that it waa an error to
attribute it to Milton. Wo are indobt
ed, however, to the researches of R. Tv
O., for the information that it was the
work of a young /lady of Philadelphia.
It may have originated from the re?
mark of Charles II, in the shape of a
question to ihe Duke of York, "Is ho
not old and blind?" but we have always
supposed that it was suggested by the
noble invocation to light, in the opening
of, the third book of Paradise LoBt.
Milton has made a sublime and pathetic
use of the cirenmetances of hi a blind?
ness, and Gray, iu a splendid poetic
deecriptiou of its cause, has attributed
it to "excess of light," encountered in
exploring the Bccrets of tho other world.
It will be interesting to compare the
passage to which we have referred with
the poem, which ia so like it in spirit:
"Hail, holy Lightl offspring of Heaven first?
Or of the eternal co-etcrnal beam,
May I express thoo unbtamod? Since God is
And n^over but in uuapproached light
D.wolt from otoruity, dwelt thou in thee,
Bright effluence or bright essouco iucreate.
# '# ? * # # # * ?
Thee I revisit aafe,
And feel thy sovereign vital lamp; but thou
KoviaU'st not these tyee. that roll iu vain
To find thypioroing ray, and find no dawn;
So think a drop serene bath quenched their
Or dim Buffupion veiled. Yet not tho more
Cease X to wander, where the Musos-haunt
Clear spring, or shady grove, or sunny hill,
Smil with tho love of sacred song; but chief
Tlioo, Zion, und the flowery brooks beneath,
That wash thy hallowed Tout, and warbliug
Nightly I visit.
Then feed on thoughts, that voluntary move
Harmonious numbers; aa tho wakeful bird
Sings darkling, and in shadiest covert hid
Tunes her nooturnal note. Thus with the
Seasons return, but not to me returns
Day, or the sweet aporoach of even or morn,
Or the sight of vernal bloom, or summer's
Or flocks, or herds, or human faoo divine;
But cloud instead, and ever-during dark
Surrounds mo; from the cheerful ways of
Cutoff, and for tho book of knowledge fair
Presented with a universal blank
Of nature's works to me expunged and razed.
And wisdom at one eutranoo quite shot out.
80 muoh the rather thou, celostial light,
Shine inward, and the mind through-all her
Irradiate; there plant eyes, all mist from
Purge and disperse, that I may see and tell
Of things iuviaible to mortal sight."
Talk of a Recent,
Tbe General Assembly rinds it very
hard to adjourn aud go borne. The
members imagine that they are transact?
ing important business. If this delu?
sion was less costly, it might be consi?
dered innocent. But the people have
the piper to pay, whether bis tunes be
agreeable or otherwise And they are
tired of tbe farce of suoh legislation.
What constitutes the attraction to the
members, it would not be difficult to
say. They oliug to the semblanoe of
power aud the sense of importance
whioU the prolonged session brings
them. The talk now is of taking a re?
cess, subject to the call of the presiding
offioers, npon application of a majority
of the members. Snob aro the beauties
of (legislative) life in South Carolina.
Wc notice since writing the above
that committees from each branoh of the
Legislature have been appointed to aot
as a joint committee to examine tbe
calendars, agree upon the further legis?
lation necked, and lo report by oouour
rent resolution a day for adjournment.
This begins to look as if the end is up
The Senate was engaged upon the ap?
propriation bill yesterday. The Com?
mittee on Finance reoommended un
amendment to Section 2, by striking
out $27,850, appropriated for salaries to
the Professors in the University, and
iuserting $22.850. This was douo upon
the ground that there are two chairs
vacant. Jervoy, Jones ? and Swails
urgiied against tho amendment, stating
that it was the purpose of tbe Trustees
to till them in a short timo. Nash con?
trasted tbu smallne8B of tbo service with
the large remuneration proposed to bo
paid for it. He said that tbero were
but two students in ono of tbe depart?
ments. Thero was a whole lot of pro
fe-eorn who had to tro about to hunt up
scholars. There was likely to be a
scramble nranugst t hum to get a student
apiece. It was nob udvisuble to hire
other men to hoip those already tbero
do nothing. Ho was for sustaining the
report as it camo from the committee.
As f.:r what was proposed, there are
many things proposed that are never
done. After some remarks from Mr.
Dnvall and Mr. Hope, against increas?
ing the appropriation, the amendment
waa rejected, there boing twelve for and
sixteen against it. - Upon motion of
Mr. Whittemore, the bubo for tho pre?
paratory school was fixed at $2,500.
The Land Commission.
A correspondent writea to know tho
condition of the Land Commission
Fnod?how much land bus been pur?
chased for tho freedmen, and how many
have been settled upon it. Wo cannot
give any detailed information about it.
It was one of the greatest swindles and
Bhams of the upiiypegtom: ^he Attor?
ney General, in a late communication to'
the General Assembly, olassee it among
those franda which it would become his
duty to investigate and bring to light
for paniahmont. In a report of the
Secretary of State, (now the State Trea
aurer.) mado last winter, he stales that
tho poraons for whose benefit the lands
had been purohased had derived no be?
nefit from them. Tho laud hud been
sold far above its actnal valuo. The
County Agents had reoeived money from
settlers, bot had retained a large share
of it. Ho thought things would be bet?
ter in the future. Whether his expecta?
tions have been realized, we have not
heard, and are inclined to doubt. In his
last report, he puts down among the
expenditures of tho year, Si, 110 in?
terest on Land Commission bonds.
Everything turnu to expense ou poor
Sonth Carolina, even donations of land
for founding colleges. Tho money is
squandered or stolen, and the State
charged with it as a debt.
?-??-? ?
Parker on the Flnancc?.
Ex-Treasorer Parker has written a
onustio letter to the New York Times, in
which he handles tho Legislature and
present administration without gloves.
His attack .is directed particularly
against tho Aat to scale the public debt
and to throw over the conversion bonds.
Tho legislative and priutiog expenses
also como in for a share of his criticism.
Ho seems to write in the iuterest of
bond-holders, but ut the same time
states that he owns none of them, aud
has no interest in them. This letter has
produced a considerable rumpus in the.
Legislature, whioh construes it to bo an
insult and reflection on its virtue. By
resolution passed on Tuesday, the House
of Representatives directed the Attor?
ney-General to prosecute Parker. Wo
give the most pertinent points of this
epistle. He 6ays:
There is not u bond of tho State upon
tho murket which is not recorded in tho
treusnry ollieo?tbe denomination, the
number, the color of the unmber, and
every fact necessary to their complete
recognition. It is very important to
tbo holders of our securities, now that
they are asked to surrender a portion
thereof at fifty cents on tho dollar, aud
threatened with total repndiatiou of the
balance, that they are made thoroughly
satisfied that mo vuiuuio ui debt is uu
larger than that reported by the proper
uutho'ritiee- I very much fear if yon
wait for justice at tho bauds of our pre?
sent rulurs that you will be doomed to
disappointment. If it were from ina?
bility of the State to meet her interest
that it.wus not met, there might be some
excuse for this delay; or if tbe debt of
the State: were in excess of tho amount
named in the Treasurer's report, or if it
were unknown, there might be an ex?
cuse for sufficient delay to test it, but
there would be no apology for attempt?
ing a compromise, much less a repudia?
tion. True, the Legislature has uot
openly repudiated any portion of tbo
debt, but they might us well have done
bo; they have ignored it?that was us
far, probably, as they dared go ut ono
step. They doabtlesa intend to openly
repudiute it, if they mceoed in the par?
tial repudiation which they have at?
tempted. But I wall now return to the
volume of debt, and the ability of the
State to pay it, and present such facts
und suggestions us ocour to me as I
The debt of the State, exclusive of
interest duo aud unpaid, is only a little
more than $15,000,000, and, large
though it seems to be, the State bus
umple resources to moot tbo interest
thereon and psy the annual current ex?
penses of an economical administrrtion.
A sufficient amount was raised last year
by taxation to do thin, and tbe sum will
probably be increased this year by
$300,000. The shameful attempt of the
present administration to repudiate a
portion of our debt has not been made
on account of tbe inability of tho State
to meet it. Not ut all. It is apparent
that it was undertaken solely for another
purpose, viz: To withhold the money
due for interest, in order to rquandor it
for illegitimate purposes. Tuxes have
not been reduced; they have, on tbe
contrary, been largely increased. I
herewith enclose you some accurate sta?
tistics which I have compiled, that you
may boo bow tbe money is spent. Ob
servo tbo enormous amounts used annu?
ally for legislative expenses and public
printing. This is no fiction, though tbe
sum usod appears fabnlonB. Tuko tbo
yoar 1872. In that year, there was
?712,249.43 paid to the mombor-*, em?
ployees and tbe incidental expenses of
the General Assembly, ami nt least cer?
tificates for $100,000 more issued by tho
Speaker of tbo House and the President
of the Sonato, a portion of whioh has
been paid, and the balance outstanding
awaiting payment. Look at tho item of
public printing for tbe same year?
$215,000. Take tbe past year: Legisla?
tive expense?, for regular session, $2F9,
981; public printing, $331,915; total,
$623,285. Tbat sum alone would have
gone very far toward paying tbe interest
upon tbe public debt; but tbat is not all.
A speoial seBsiou was called to meet near
the close of the fiscal year, and $226,000
was appropriated to pay for public print?
ing, and it was immediately paid; also, a
portion, at least, of tbe legislative ex?
penses of last session. Ere this, the
entire amouut has undoubtedly boon
paid, amounting, in all probability, to
$250,000 more, so that tbe entire ex?
penses of tbe General Assembly and for
public printing, during the first, fonrteqp
months of tbe preset)t-fttuto administra?
tion, were-upward of $1/000,000?an
'amount amply snlfioient to have paid tbu
annual interest npou tho entire- public
debt, and have left a sufficient sum to
have met fa economical expenditure for
legislative expenses und public printing.
You have, doubtless, learned enough
already to satisfy you why your interest
is not paid, end why this monstrous
scaling and funding?iu other words,
this repudiation scheme?has been pro?
posed. You will observe that the re?
ceipts from the taxes in 1873 were some
$100,000 in excess of 1871 and 1872, and
$800,000 more tbau they were in 1870.
It is expected tbat tbey will bo still fur?
ther increased this year by $300,000
(they are uow due and being collected.)
True, the rate of taxation is not in?
creased, but tho valuation has been
adroitly increased, &u that the fruud
upon tbe people is >lightly veiled. Not?
withstanding this increase, cot a dollar
of iuterest is to bo paid upon any por?
tion of tho debt, unless the holders of a
certain portion of it, to wit, the old
bonds, or tbe new bonds, other than
tbo conversion bonds, consent to sur?
render tbem and tako iu lieu thereof
other bonds at fifty cents on the dollar.
Even then there is no guarantee that it
will be paid. Indeed, if the pust is any
oriteriou to judga by, it surely will uot
be paid. If it is not, it will not bo tho
first time tbat mouey collected and ap?
propriated to pay it has been withheld
by tbe Iaw-inukmg branch of tue Go?
vernment and used for other purposes.
Upward of $1,700,000 was spent last
year by tbe present administration, and
not a dollar was paid for interest upon
tbe public debt, aud it is proposed to
spend upwards of $2,000,000 this year.
It will, iu my opinion, bo folly, yea,
madness, for any ouo to burreudor uu
old bond, or a new bond of the State
which this infamous funding law con?
descends to nekuowlodgo as valid, und
graciously consents to accept and take
in lieu thereof another bond, at fifty
cents on tbo dollar, with no stronger
guurunty that tbe iuterest will bo paid
than there is upon that which tboy are
called upon to surrender, und I can uot
believe that many will bo so foolish us
to do so. My advice to every boud
holdei iu tbe laud in to hold on to what
they have, aud wait for justice from
tho-m to whom may hereafter bo com?
mitted tho destinies of our Stato. In
tho present condition of i.fT.iirs there is
uo more probability tbat tho iuterest
will be paid upon tho compromise
bonds, if any ure issued, than upon
those which are surrendered. Auy con
cession at this timo upon the part of the
bond-holders will only invoke fresh de?
mand* for further compromise. Com?
promise this year, and what guarauty
havo you tbat you will not be culled
upon uext year to compromise again?
this year, it will only reduce the debt
about $1,500,000, leaving it; with the
eouversipu bonds, nearly 811,000,000,
assuming tbat tho conversion bonds are
a valid debt, and on tbis question I have
no doubt. Then, tbo debt remaining
ut $11,000,000, is it ut nil improbable
that another compromise would be
asked? But you may reply that those
who havo compromised will not bo asked
to compromise again, and that none but
those holding tbu conversion bonds will
be asked to do so. It may be so, but
surelv they will uot compromise tbem.
The 'debt, beiug only $11,000,000, will
be regarded manageable. Therefore,
the old bond-bolder will get but one
half of Iiis debt, and tho holders of tbe
con version bonds get tho whole. I will
not pursue tbis part of tbe subject any
further. I will only add iu this con?
nection that I bopeu wholesome public
opinion will be aroused, so powerful as
to deter even our Legislature, or any
[succeeding Legislature, from porpetrat
ing auy further outrage either upou tho
tux-payers of the State or upou ber
You will observe tbat my faith in tho
validity of tbe conversion bouds is stead
fast aud immovable. I have never en?
tertained any other opinion of tbem,
Donbts, however, were eutertaiued by
some parties; therefore, tbo Legislature,
in tbe winter of 1871 and 1872, quieted
and net at rest those doubts by the en?
actment of a law known as the "Vali?
dating Act." It declares that tbo issue
had been raado iu conformity to tbe
true intent of tbo laws authorizing the
Governor to borrow mouey for tbo
State, and tbat tbo acts of the Governor,
tbe Treasurer and tbe Secretary of State
(now tbe Treasurer of tho State,) who
signed and sealed tbem, was proper and
valid; and it is worthy of note here that
tbe majority of tbo mombers of that Le?
gislature wbo voted for tbis Act, were
members of tbo preceding Legislature,
aud voted for tho several Acts which au?
thorized tho Governor to borrow money.
And it is equally worthy oi note tbat
tbe majority of the members of the pro
Hcnt Legislature who voted for this
L'undiug Act, including the conversion
bonds, were members of tho last Legis?
lature, and voted for this Validating Act.
That unfolds a tale of legislative leger?
demain which I tbiuk is without u pa
rallel. If tbe holders of tbo old bouds
of tbe State, or the new rues included
in tbo Funding Act, sue lit, with the full
knowledge of tho facts relating thereto,
to fuud tbem at fifty cents on tbe del
lar, relying upon tbe integrity of. this
General Assembly, or upon any law
which tbey havo passed, or that tbey
may pass, to secure the interest thereon,
they scarcely deserve pity.
Not being the owner of, nor having
one dollar's interest in tbe bonds of the
State, I trust that in these expressions
of my opinions I mi y be considered as
actuated by such motives only as every
good oitizen should entertain, aud ae
laboring for tho advancement of every
good priociplo involved in this contest
of equitable justice as against corrup?
tion und fraud.
. . -.
the: static leuislatuhk.
- Wednesday, Mabcii 4, 1874.
~-' SENATE:~~
The Sonato met at 12 M.
Tho House returned, with concur
renoo, a concurrent resolution to ap
point u special joint committeo to exu j
mine tbe calendars of tbe respective'
Houses, and report thereon with a con
current resolution relative to an adjourn?
ment, sine die of the General Assembly
Messrs. Duncau, Whittemoro and C.
Smith worn appointed the committee on
the part of tbo Senate, uud Messrs. S.
Greene, Mackey, Ooohran, F. Simpkins
and Rivers tho uommittce of tho House.
The House sent to the Senate a con?
current resolution to instruct the Attor?
ney-General to prosecute Miles G.
Parker for illegally issuing certain cou
version bonds, which was made the spe?
cial order for to morrow, at 1.00 P. M.
Mr. Dunu presented a communication
from a committee of tho convention of
tax-puyors, whioh wo are compelled to
postpouo the publication of uutil to?
Ou motion of Mr. Dunu, the commu?
nication was received as informal ton,
and ordered to bo eutercd on the jour?
Tbe Governor approved the following
Auts and joint resolutions: Act to
amend Sections 23, 25 und 27, of Chap
ter XIX, of the Revised Statutes; to
authorize aud empower certain Counties
to issue bonds in subscription for pre?
ferred stock in tbo Little River and
Cheraw Railroad Compuuy; to amend
an Act entitled "An Act to revise aud
amend ail Act entitled 'Au Act to reduce
all Acts or parts of Acts to determiue
and perpetuate the homestead into one
Act, and to amend the same;'" to au?
thorize and empower P. D. Greon tu
erect and maintain gates ucross certain
roads in Luucaster County; to incorpo?
rate the Ladifb' Brauch Society, of St.
Helena I?luud, Beaufort County; to
desiguato tbo places for tho collection
of taxes in York County; to make the
road leading from tho Murray's Ferry
road to the Stutoe road in Clarendon
County a public highway; to iucorpo
rato tbo People's Building aud Loan
Association, of Charleston; to incorpo?
rate tho ?aluda Manufacturing Com?
pany, of Lexington County; to provide
for the appointment of an luspector ol
Timber und Lumber for tbo port and
harbor of Port Royal, aud to define his
powers and duties; to repeal "An Act to
provide for the issuo of bills receivable
in payment of indebtedness to the State
to the amount of 0500,000;" to incorpo?
rate the towu of Brunson, in Beaufort
Cotiuty; to incorporate tho town of
Graham, in the County of Williams
burg; authorizing the Couuty Commis?
sioners of Williaiusburg County to levy
uspcciultux; to repeal an Act entitled
"An Act to vest iu Isaac G. Long tho
charter of a watercourse through King?
ston Lake uud Maple Swamp, iu Horry
Countv:" to require the Trennurers of
oertain Connties, herein named, annual?
ly to attend at oertain places in said
Connties for the collection of taxes; to
admit Edward B. Murray, a minor, ol
Andersou County, to practice law iu the
courts of this Slam; to incorporate the
Longshoremen's Protective Union Asso?
ciation, of Port Royal; to amend au Act
entitled "An Act to amend Section 2,
Chapter XXV, of tbe General Statutes,
j relating to number of Trial Justices ol
certain Counties therein named;" to
ameud an Aot entitled "An Act to ulter
and amend an Act to inoorporato the
village of Kiugstree;" to incorporate
tbo People's Accommodation Railroad
Company; to provide for tho payment
of past duo school olaims in tbe several
Counties of this State; to incorporate
the Glenn Springs Company; to renew
the charter of the Carolina Mutual In?
surance Company, of Charleston: joint
resolution with reference to the past in
dobtednoss of Spartanburg County; to
make a certain road in Union County,
connecting the Glenn Springs road with
the Columbia road at Euoree Churoh, a
public highway; authorizing the County
Commissioners of Lancaster Couuty to
levy and collect a special tax of two
mills on tho dollar for the payment
of the past indebtedness of the said
Tho general orders wero theu dis?
The bill to mako appropriation tti
meet tho ordinary expenses of tho Statt
Government for the fiscal year com?
mencing November 1, 1873, was passed.
Tbe House met ut 11 A. M.
Tho Governor approved tho following
Acts and joint resolution: Acts to incor?
porate the Union Bright Light Society,
in Beaufort Couuty; to incorporate tht
Charleston Republican Association; tc
authorize tbo Connty Commissioners ol
Greenville to sell and convey oertaic
public property in the city of Green
villo; to incorporate tho Rising Sous ol
Benevolence, of Edgofleld Connty; tc
divide State into five Congressiona
Districts; to incorporate tbo Wootet
Rifle Company, of Williamsburg Couu
ty; to inoorporato tho Viotoria Railroat
Company; to renew tho ohartor of Sul
livuu Ferry, iu Colleton Couuty; to iu
corporate the Elliott Republican Club
of Bam well County; to charter tin
Charleston Water aud Canal Company
to empower the City Council of Charles
tou to elect an Iuspeator-Genoral o
Timber and Lumber, aud for other pur
poses; to incorporate the 13rick Masons
aud Plusterets' Link, of Riobland Coun?
ty; to incorporate the Richmond
Guards, of Columbia; to incorporate tbe
Toglio Ferry Company; to incorporate
tbe Butchers' Mutual Aid and Protective
I Association; to incorporate the Mutual
Aid Association Society, of Charleston;
1 to incorporate the Stevens Light Iufan
try, of Charleston; to umond Section74
ot an Act entitled "An Act to grant, re
uew und amend tbo oburtcrs of certain
!towns aud villages therein mentioned,"
approved Murcb9, 1871. relating to the
villu?o of Lancaster; to incorporate tbe
People's Buildiug aud Loan Association,
of Charleston; to authorize arid empower
An roil Logan,- Jo liu Vunder pool, B. D.
Holmes^ Edward Bennett, Warley Ven
,uiug, G. H. Allen and K. B. Singleton
to establish a wharf at Cainboy, on the
Wando River; to incorporate the
Charleston Memorial of Freedom Pub?
lishing Company; to incorporate tbe
Petty Kale Club; to inoorporate tho
Union Republicau Wide Awuke Associa?
tion, of Charleston; to incorporate tbe
'Farmers' Mutual Club, of Edgeiield
County; joint resolution authorizing tbe
County Commissioners of Laureus to
I levy aud collect a special tax of three
[mills ou tbo dollar, for the payment of
the past indebtedness of tbe said County.
Tbe resolution .adopted on yesterday
requiring two sessions a day, was re?
Mr. Hurley introduced a bill to sup?
press in temperance, pauperism aud
I Mr. Rivers?Bill to amend an Act en?
titled "An Act to establish a new judi?
cial and elective County from certain
portions of Bam well, Edgefield, Lex?
ington und Orangeburg, to be known as
Aikeu County."
I Also, a joint resolution requiring tbo
Cotiuty Commissioners of Aikeu County
I to coustruet uud keep in repair a certain
public road.
The claim of lt. W. Cousart, for SI25,
was referred to Adjutant and luspcctor
Geueral for payment out of tbe militia
I uud.
\ The claims of J. W. Meade, (Si,085,)
W. B. Stanley, (8245.65.) John Oxen
diue, (?103 50.) and John Williumt-,
(5726.IU,) were ordered paid.
Tbe Senate sent to the House a bill
to make appropriation to pay the claims
held in trust by J. Woodruff against tbe
Tbo enacting clause of a Senate bill
to remove tbu Slate Orphan Asylum of
.South Carolina from Charleston to Co
1 iml)in was btricken out.
HoxEii. AumvALS, Murcb 1, 1874.?
Columbia Hotel?J M Seiglor, G & C R
R; E Kusenbaum, Agent Cul Wagner's
Minstrels, J F Newman, J J Murrell, E
W M Maokey, JaB B Campbell, \V F
Paddon, Charleston; James M Barret,
Baltimore; Wm J Gardener, Philadel?
phia; Wm F Nance, Newberry; W D
Kennedy, AugUBta; E H Brooks, S C;
T Muuro, Union; H Savage, Abbeville;
C F Penn, Philadelphia; G W Thames,
N C.
Htndrix House?B J Quattlcbaum,
Leesville; A D Irby, J ? Hugood, Fair
held; T S Harber, Yorkville; John C
Mackerel!, W D Latham, Blackstock; J
L Latham, Chester; Mre Berly, Mrs
Ca ugh roan, Mrs Harth, Lexington; C Y
Martiu, Donaldsvillo; M Cooper, St
Louis; AM Sherry, Washington; FE
Breogull, Charleston; F C Nicodemus,
Wheekr IIousa?Q W Rawan, Pa; C H
Mollicbamp, N C; W R Harmount. NY;
J P Pool, Newberry; Mrs Bulow, Ridge
.wavi J S Browning:, SO; OD Melton,
city; W Li Arthur, uamaen; vt a. jxuim
ner, J J Kaminer, Gadsden; G L Warn
pier, Md; W B Nutts, Yorkville; C W
Solomon, C H Smith, wife and maid,
Mrs H Sheldon, Mrs A Sheldon, F Shel?
don, J Sheldon, N Y; F H Eaton, Cbe
ruw; J B Fruzcr, Sumter; E H C Field,
:N C; F P Cooper, Mryesvilio; S Dibble,
Oraugeburg; W O Russell, Charleston.
Dit Jones.?Dr. Jones' office is daily
crowded with patients from far and near.
Among his surgical operations, yester?
day, was ouo for polypus iu the nose,
Mr. Henry Palmers, of Fair?eld, au
aged planter. Mrs. J. Speigle, of
Charleston, who was greatly relieved of
jozceua. Both wi-h tbeir cases made
public aud ciproea the utui jsl satisfac?
tion. Dr. Junes remains until the 18th
instant, and no longer.
* The Bank of tue State Case is
i Wasuinuton.?Tbis case, wbiob has at?
tracted so much attention in this State,
and been pending since 1867, is at last
decided. The Supremo Court at Wash?
ington unanimously sustains tbe de?
cree of tbe Supreme Court of tbis
> State. Tbis]cause was argued in De
. oember last. The plaintiffs in error,
[ who wore Baring Brothers, of London,
were represented by Messrs. J. B.
? Campbell and Isaac W. Hayne, of this
Stuto, and W.. W. Boyce, of Washing?
ton. Tbo defendants in error were rep
) resented .by Hon. D. H. Cbamberluiu.
Tbe dwelling house of Mr. Eber
Bourdon, of Spartanburg, caught fire
|and wus consumed ou tbe 10th ult. Mr.
Bearden wus absont at the time and no
! thing was saved.
Mr. Drewry McAbee, an old citizen o!
\ Spartanburg County, died iu the oighty
5 ninth year of his age on tbe 2d inst., at
' the residence of his son, Mr. Hiram
j Escaped from Jail.?Bill Gardner,
? c dored, tbo burglar who broke into the
.'stores of Bowdeu & Goodlett and J. H.
j Alien, of Spartanburg, a few weeks ago,
. escaped from jail on last Saturday night.
Nannie Banker, a daughter of one of
) tbo Siamcso Twins, died of oousump
. tiun last week.
Mr. Jobu Boyle, of Newberry, died
, lust Sunuay night, iu his forty-eighth
? Deaths iu Charleston for tbo week
"ending the 28th ult., 31 ? whites 15; cc
1 lored 10.
t Mrs. Gideon Willis, of Greenville,
died on the 21th ult.
City Matters.?Subscribe for tbe
An nnnanal number of country wagons
were in tbe city, yesterday.
J. D. Milbouae, of Barnwell, baa been
appointed a No'.nry Pubiio by tbe Go?
vernor. -
Treasurer Barnuni^n^iflesoity. tax
defaulters that tbe ten per cent, penalty
will be enforced after the 15lh instant.
Eleanor Ward, of Williamsbnrg
.S?unty, whose age was nearly ninety,
died in the Lunatic Asylum, a. few days
Now is the time for house-keepers to
purchase a supply of longoloths. B. C.
Shiver & Co. are selling all kinds of dry
goods at ruinous prices.
The stock of dry goods, boots, shoes,
! carpets aud millinery is going off rapidly
I at B. C. Sbiver & Go.'a, if one can
judge by the crowd that visits the store
every day.
The Wallace Sisters, with a troupe of
burlesque performers, appear in Irwin's
Hall, on Monday and Tuesday evenings
next. The company is said to be an
excellent one.
The military fever is dying out among
tho colored people. The Richmond
Light Infantry paraded, yesterday after?
noon, with only nineteen in uniform?
officers included.
There are 314 inmates of the Lunatic
Asylum, 154 of whom are females. Dr.
Ensor has overhauled and improved the
entire grounds and buildings, and they
are now in first class order. ? *
On Thursday next, Maroh 12, there is
to be an extensive chicken dispute at the
cook-pit of Mr. W. M. Fine. The first
will be Columbia vs. tbe Fork, aud tbe
second Columbia vs. Charleston.
The stores of Messrs. W. Q. M. Barley
and P. A. Hendrix, at Lexington C. H.,
were robbed of a quantity of goods on
Monday night last. Their safes were
examined, but nothing obtained.
Tbe milliuery stock of B. C. Shiver &
Co. must be closed out this week. La?
dies in want of millinery, hair goods
and ornaments will take advantage of
this opportunity to secure a bargain.
A large party of Northern gentlemen,
who are on a tonr of tbe South in a
handsome Pullman car, arrived in Co?
lumbia, on Tuesday, and quartered at
the Wheeler House. Tbey left for
Charleston, yesterday.
Tbe fourth grand gift concert for the
benefit of tbe public library of Ken?
tucky comes off ou 31st Murcb. Tickets
can be had through Mr. D. Gambrill,
up to the 20th iustaut, after which date
all unsold will be returned.
The twenty per cent, penalty attaches
to the non-payment of State aud County
taxes after Saturday next, the 7th inst.
Payments are being made very slowly,
and the Treasurer believes tbat tbe
nulla bonus will be heavier than ever be?
Startling announcement! No further
j Use in consulting unknown doulofa. VV6
have ablo and well known medical men
right at home. There is Heinitsb, just
opposite, who, with ono box of bis
blood pills, wiil cure more diseases, at
leas oost, than any of these new allies to
science?only 25 cents a box.
Frank Lynob, convicted of assault
with intent to kill, at the last term of
the Court of General Sessions for Rich
land, and sentenced by Judge B. B.
Carpenter . to pay a fine of $100
and costs, or bo imprisoned in the
Connty jail for six months, has been
pardoned by tbe Governor.
The Senate, in exeoutive session, con?
firmed the following appointments:
Lazarus Drayton, Trial Justice for
Charleston, vice George F. Kinloch, re?
moved; C. H. Sperry, Trial Justice for
Georgetown; W. B. Jervey, Trial Jus?
tice for Charleston; J. P. M. Thomas
and ?. J. E. Minger, Trial Justices for
Orangebnrg; Dr. Otto A. Moses, State
Inspector of Phosphates.
There was a pleasant gathering at the
residence of our fellow-citizen, Mr. C.
A. Barnes, last evening?tbe occasion
being tbe marriage of bia second daugh?
ter, Miss Mamie, to a former attaohee of
tbe Phcenix office?Mr. W. H. Walker.
The party enjoyed themselves abund?
antly, and all eat heartily to the health
of the yourg couple. Bev. J. H. Brysoa
was tbe officiating clergyman.
Beserved seats for Cal Wagner's min?
strel exhibition are going off rapidly.
They aro on sale at Bawls' musio stoio.
The company is a highly popular one,
and deservedly to. Their entertain?
ments throughout the South have been
highly successful. In Macon, Ga., the
ball was crowded, although an incle?
ment night. They give two performances
in Irwin's Hall, this and to-morrow
List of New Advertisement*.
E. H. Heinitsh?Od, Powders..
O. Barnum?To Tax-Payers.
Tho Wallace Sisters.
Jacob Levin?Auctiop.
Room Wanted.

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