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COLUMBIA, S. C.1
Wednesday Morning, July 7, 1875. The Suspension of the South Carolina Bank and Trust Company. Governor Chiuuborluin vetoed the bill, hist winter, establishing the South Caro? lina Bank und Trust Com puny mid tho Central National Dunk, of this city, tho depositories of the State funds. If wc remember, the Executive objections to the bill were the bad policy of such u measure generally and the insecurity of banks in particular. When the vote came, "Shall tho bill pass, the objections of the Governor to the contrary notwith? standing?" it was lost in the Senate, anil the matter was left to the disposition of the old law. It fell to the Governor, the Treasurer and tho Comptroller to make the appointment, and the South Carolina Bank and Trust Company was appointed among others. It is not an unusutd thing for ptiblic officers to deposit tho public funds in tho strong box of some strong banking corporation, but it is o most unusual thing for tho bank to break with a large amount of the people's money on hand. Does tho responsibility fall upon tho bank, or upon the board who ordered tho funds placed there, or does it fall directly upon tho State Trea? surer, who is, -under the law, responsi? ble to tho people for tho safety of tho public monoys entrusted to his charge? Many of theso questions are suggested by tho loss of tho $200,000 involved in the late suspension. The loss is not only in the actual sum, but in the heavy blow . given to tho public credit, in the sus? pension of tho operations of tho funding ?bill, which is sure to follow this disaster. Public confidence has not yet had time to recover itself, and tho consolidated bonds, made iron-clad by evory possible legislative provision, have never reached sixty cents, nor nro they yet quoted on the Exehango in Wall street Tho State was not yet admitted to a financial status in the markets of tho country, and this unexpected failure will check its further hope and throw it back into a dangerous relapse. It is true, that the loss of the money is counterbalanced by a large amount of debt duo by the State to tho bank; but that debt has to bo investi? gated, and the law provides that the lovy J ?of one year shall not be appropriated to pay the debts of another. It could not provide, however, against it being ap? propriated in this way, because it conld not provide against this catastrophe. Tho News and Courier says that thoro was $13,000 of the public money, belonging to tho Bank of the Stute, on deposit with the Sonth Carolina Bank and Trust Com? pany. If so, then that is $43,000 more sunk in the wreck. Attorney-General Melton said, yesterday, in his opening remarks to tho jury in tho Parker enso, that he expected to prove a fraud upon tho State of about $500,000 of coupons. Some time ago, we heard of a heavy suit in soak against the Republican Printing Company, and others against Mr. Leslie, of Land Commission fame. Putting all these things together, it looks as if tho political and financial future of the State was growing darker and darker, und the light that was beginning to break was fast disappearing. In tho Purker trial, however, wo may find some evidence of a real earnestness to reform the State and purify our public administration. The "Glorious Fourth" in Auocbta? Grand Military Disr-lay?Tue Rich? lind Rifle Clud Victorious. ?The Rich land Rifle Club, at tho invitation of Company A, Oglethorpe Infantry, of Augusta, to participate with them in tho celebration of the Fourth of July at that place, assembled at the Charlotte Depot nt 5 o'clock, on Sunday afternoon last, accompanied by tho excellent band of tho Eighteenth United Statos Infantry. A large crowd was gathered to choer tho club on to victory. At tho tap of tho drum, the members fell into line, tho roll was called and the follow? ing members found to be present: Presi? dent, H. S. Thompson; 1st Vice-l'rosi dent, W. 0. Swaffleld; 2d, W. R. Cath cart; 3d, J. T. Sloan, jr.; 1th, Wiley Jones; 1st Warden, J. Arthur; 2d, j. D. j Coohran; 3d, N. Barn well; Ith, E. R. I Arthur; 1st Director, Laurens E. Hen drioks; 2d, William H. Gass?, jr.; 3d, W. C. Childs; 4th, W. G. Beck; Privates Aughtry, Boatwright, Brown, T. Bryan, Calvo, Chapman, Clothier, Cook, De Saussnro, Dodaincad, Fisher, Friday, Hancock, Kennedy, Krum, Leavy, Man? ning, Metts, McQueen, Miller, Morrison, J. Mullor, W. M?ller, Orchard, Owens, Palmer, Pope, Scrovon, McC. Sloan, Sqnior, Stratton, Talloy, Taylor, James Thackham, R. Tkackhain, Walker, Wil? liams, Wills and Wright At 5.40 o'clock, tho cars moved off, amid tho music of the band and the cheers of the crowd. At Granitovillo, the party was met by a delegation from Company A, Oglethorpe Infantry, consisting of Major W. T. Gary, Lieut W. J. Delpb, Sergeant L. T. Talinferro, Sorgeont Geo. C. Oaten and Corporal J. T. Muyno. Arriving at Au? gusta at 9.30 P. M., tho It ich hind Hillen wore received by tho Oglethorpes and es? corted to their hall, where a tempting re? past was sot. Capt. 3. F. Webb then de? livered tho following address of welcome: Gentlemen of the Richland Rifle Club: The Oglethorpe Infnnfry now throw open wide to you their doors, as they have already thrown wide open to you their hearts, to bid you a hearty welcome; and their greeting is echoed and re-echoed by their fellow-soldiery and tho citizens of Augusta. Wc thank you for your co-operation with us in the celebration of that day whoso ninety ninth anniversary was ushered in by the coming of this morning's sun. Too long have wo suffered to wane those fires which our fathers lighted ninety-nine years ago. Almost it would seem that wo had forgotten that tho day is as much our heritage as it is tho heritage of the men of the North. Wore not tho flames of freedom funned into lifo.in the South by the mngic voico of Henry, of Rut lodge, and other pntriots of the South? Sent not forth South Carolina as her rep? resentatives, her Rutlcdge, her Middle ton, her Lynch, her Heyward? Wns not Georgia represented by her Gwinnett, her Walton, her Hall? And did not those sons of Carolina and of Georgia sign tho immortal declaration of freed? om with as firm hands and as undaunted hearts as did their compatriots from the North? Did not the South send forth her sons to do battle for that cause of freedom? Was not South Carolina pre? sent in her warriors, Marion, Sumtor, Pickens, Gadsden and other heroes who led her soldiery to battle? Can wo not point to many a Southern battle-field whero freedom was contended for? There is Yorktown, thero is King's Mountain; and in your own State there is Camdcn, Hanging Rock, Cowpens, Eutaw and Charleston. In our own State there is Savaunah, Brier Creek, Augusta, and othor scenes of the fight for American independence. Then, is not tho day which saw tho colonies declare their in? dependence a Southern heritage which Southern men should over hold in memory? Then, gontlemen, we thank Jou for your co-operation with us in cele rating that day made forever famous by our sires. We thank you for your pre? sence bore to-night, to-morrow and dur? ing your stay with us; and onco again, gentlemen of tho Richland Rifle Club, from our hearts' deepest, truest depths, we bid you welcome, welcome, thrice welcome. Capt. Thompson, in replying to the address of Capt. Webb, returned tho sincere thanks of tho Richland Rifle Club for tho cordial greeting they had received. Thoy had been promised a Georgia wel? come, and thoy well know all that term implied. Tho Ride Club had come, not to compete with the well-trained soldiers of Augusta, for they knew thoy were un? equal to the task, but it was hoped that the display of to-morrow would excite in the hearts of the Carolinians a generous spirit of rivalry which would oncourago and animate them to greater exertion. The intimate relations which had existed betweon tho soldiers of the two States bad been fitly described in tho address of welcome. Somo of those now in the ranks of the Rifle Club had stood shoul? der to shoulder with the sonB of Georgia in defence of thoso principles for which South Carolina and Georgia had always oontended. No matter what the occa? sion might be, whether for parades of ceremony or in tho discharge of tho sterner duties of the soldier, the Caroli? nians desired no truer or better comrades than tho Georgians. If in tho grand pa? rade of to-morrow the Richland Rifle Club should be deemed worthy of tho Elaco assigned them in tho Independent attalion, they would feel that they had. achieved all for which on this occasion they could dare to hope. Near midnight, tho club took leave of their hosts and sought their quarters at the Central Hotel, whero accommoda? tion had previously been arranged. The hospitality of tho Oglethorpes and Georgians on thy; first night was only a foretaste of what they were to receive on the following day. Refreshed by a good night's rest, tho boys arose next morning as fresh as larks, buoyant with tho hope of victory in tho rifle contest that was soon to take place. At 9 A. M., the pro? cession formed on Green street in tho" following order, two salutes being fired as the procession moved off: Richmond Hussars, Augusta; Post Band, Columbia; Company A, Orglcthorpc Infantry, Au? gusta; Company B, Oglethorpe Infantry, Augusta; Clinch Rifles, Augusta; Irish Volunteers, Augusta; Richland Rifle Club, Columbia; Marino Band, Charles? ton; delegation Charleston Sabre Club; delegation German Hussars, Charleston; delegation Charleston Zouaves; Wash? ington Artillery, Charleston;St. Patrick's Band, Charleston; delegations of the Charleston Riflemen and Irish Riflemen; Montgomery Guards, Charleston, and Washington Artillery, Augusta. In this order the procession moved down Green to Elbert street, up Elbert to Broad, through Broad to the upper market, where, after a short rest, thoy took the street cars for tho Schuotzcn Platz. On arrival at the grounds, tho companies drew for tho order in which they were to fire in tho contest for prizes, and tho Richland Rifle Club drew No. 6, but by request of tho colonel commanding, were the first to fire, as they wero ready for tho target, and tho other companies were making preparations. Tho first prize was for visiting companies, each company firing fifteen shots. The fol? lowing members from tho Richland Rille Club entered tho conteBt: John P. Ar? thur, W. H. Caason, R. N. Ricbbourg, W. G. Bock, E. E. Calvo, W. C. Chap? man, A. E. Clothier, J. W. Cook, S. D. Friday, Joseph W. Mullor, S. Morrison, W. H. Manning, A. N. Tallqy^ Jr., J. H. Walker, William E. Orchard. The dis? tance was 100 yards, and tho tar get about three feet square. En? sign B. N. Richbourg centred the bnll's eye, which proved to bo tho best Bhot made during the day. Of tho Richland Hilles, Warden John P. Arthur made the second best shot, scoring 13?14 be? ing tho highest possible score, made by R. N. Richbourg. Tho Richland Rifles scored 73; the German Social Club, of Charleston, D2; the Montgomery Guards, of Charleston, 42?these ocing tho suc? cessful competitors out of the eight visit? ing companies. Tho local clubs then entered the cantest for the various prizes which had been specially set apart for them, with the following result: Company It, Oglethorpe Infantry, scored 2H3; Irish Volunteers 371?; Oglethorpe Infantry, Company A, 444; Clinch Hilles 455. Tho prize for this match was for local companies, presented by Mr. Plant, of Augusta. Thirty men out of each company entered the contest, firing three shots ..ich. At 5.30 P. M., the battalion was re? formed in front of the Schuet/.en Hall, when tho prizes were presented to the successful companies. Ctipt. Poster, of tho Augusta Battalion, presented to the Richland Hille Club tho first prize for visiting companies, praising lh? ir skill as marksmen, and congratulating them upon their success. This prize was a beautiful double fruit-stand and bouquet holder. Capt. Thompson replied in a feeling and eloquent speech. The second prize, a fruit casket, was awarded to the German Sociid Club, of Charleston, which wos presented by Lieut. Cohen and received by Capt. Tmmbo. The third prize was presented to the Mont? gomery Guards, of Charleston, which was received by Mr. A. G. Magrath, Jr. Col. McKinney, on behalf of Oglethorpe Infantry, Company A, of Auguste, pre? sented to tho Richiand Rille Club, in a few happy remarks, a handsome punch bowl anil ladle. Capt. Thompson re? ceived this present with thanks, praising Georgia and her noble sons, paying a handsome tribute to her fair daughters, and promising the Oglethorpes to reci? procate their kind treatment at no dis? tant day by a re-union of the Georgia and South Carolina soldiery at Columbia. The battalion was then turned over to tho company officers, and marched out? side tho grounds, when the street cars were rc-enterod. At the upper end of Broad street, the line was re-formed and tho Richland Rifles were escorted to their quarters. In tho evening a concert was given by the Oglethorpe Infantry, in which the Post Baud of Columbia took a conspicuous part, and which was attended by many of the Columbia delegation; at tho conclusion of which the Oglethorpes, Company A, escorted tho Richland Hilles to tho depot. Too much praise cannot be bestowed upon Company A for the hospitable manner in which they enter? tained the Columbia boys. They all ex? press themselves as highly delighted with their trip, and only regret that they could not stay longer with their Georgia friends. Tho Richland Hilles reflected great credit upon the old Palmetto State, fully sus? taining its ancient military renown, and thoy had abundant assurance that the impressions they left on the minds and in tho hearts of their friends in Georgia are not to be effaced in a day. Tho heat was very oppressive during tho morning, but before dinner was an? nounced there was a grateful shower from a passing cloud, which had a de? cidedly cooling effect upon the atmos? phere. By this time, tho ladies had commenced to arrive, and soon tho spa? cious hall of the Seh netzen Verein was filled with the beauty of Augusta. The hall was decorated with flowers, and the walls lined with flags; banners were sus? pended around the room, bearing the names of tho different States. The 18th Infantry Band entered the hall, whin the dancing began. The South Carolina boys proved themselves equally as ex? pert in tripping the ''light fantastic" as in handling tho rifle. The gay uniforms of the different flashing military clubs blended with tho brilliancy of tho lady friends of the Empire State, made a gor? geous display. Tables were set under the shade of the trees, which were filled with an abundance of eatables, and guests received every attention at the hands of their hosts. Various amusements were, provided, affording tho visitors ample opportunity to while away the time pleasantly. The "Laughing Polka," by the Marine Band of Charleston, was capital, and was re? ceived with rounds of applause. Thirteen guns were fired at sunrise and thirty-six at sunset. T. Three Attainable Blessings.- -A good appetite, vigorous digestion and sound sleep aro threo blessings that imply a good many more, and are attainable by the daily use of Hostotter's Stomach Bitters. Tho stomach that is invigor? ated by that ruling tonic rapidly dis? poses of tho food committed to it, and at tho proper timo craves for more with natural earnestness, and the brain from which pain and despondency have been banished by that salutary anodyne and cheoring cordial, enjoys at the hour of rest that tranquil, dreamless repose for which no other boon that Providence can bestow can compensate. Besides thoso most desirable results, tho entire physique is strengthened and fortified against tho attack of disease by this splendid vitalizer and protective agent, which, take it altogether, is about tho most desirable, as it is unquestionably one of tho most popular modicines in existence. J30f3tl Distreshino Accident.?A little boy, eighteen months old, son of Mr S. L. Peacock, of Augusta, was run over by a street car, on Sunday afternoon, and killed. Tho little boy "had strayed from homo on to tho track, and the father, who was looking for him, just reached the spot in time to bo a witness of the appall? ing accident. The coroner's jury . ac? quitted tho car driver. Cut Items.?Read your own paper? don't borrow. Senator Robinson and ) Representative Wallace were in the city, yesterday. It was hot enough in the snn during I tho last three days for ordinary cooking purposes. Rum jok< ! The centennial uf the battle of Brnudy wine will be celebrated with spirit. The holidays for the scholars of the different institutions of learning have conic none too soon. Isn't it singular, but true, that straight? ened circumstances do not tend to make a man walk erect? There was n stampede from the guard house on Sunday?about twenty-live im? prisoned dqgs. They imitated sheep, in following a leader, and traveled rapidly. We were pleased to see in our streets, yesterday, the pleasant face of our archi? tect-friend, G. T. Berg, Esq. He is on a j short visit to his family and many friends in this city. The Columbians have several interest? ing topics of discussion- the trial of ex Treasurer Parker and the bursting of the South Carolina Bank and Trust Company. The Rural Cantllidan, for July, is an j unusually interesting number, and will repay the farmer and planter for the* small amount ($2) necessary to insure its regular receipt. Walker, Evans ?fc Cogswell are the publishers. Comptroller-General T. C. Dunn, on application of Attorney-General Melton, has been appointed by Judge Carpenter Receiver of the suspended South Caro? lina Bank and Trust Company, and lias entered upon his duties. The two elegant prizes obtained by the Richland Rille Club at Augusta, arc on exhibition at the store of Messrs. R. A W. C. Swuf&cld. They are a silver and Bohemian glass epergne and a gold-lined silver punch bowl and ladle. The amount of postal money orders issued and received in this city for the month of June is shown by the following figures: Number of orders paid, 054, amounting to 59,240.4'.); number of orders issued, 437, amounting to $7,372.31; fees on same, $40. The following officers of Myrtle Lodge, No. 3, Knights of Pythias, were duly in? stalled, on Monday evening, to serve for the ensuing term: C. C, Charles Newn haui; V. C, A. J. Dodamead; P., J. A. Elkins; M. A., M. B. McSweeney; I. G., W. B. Miller; O. G., W. B. McDaniel; P. C, C. A. Calvo, Jr. "As the old cock crows, the young ones learn," was exemplified yesterday. The Pho.nix. Jr., Hook and Ladder Com? pany, numbering about twenty boys, neatly uniformed, paraded yesterdoy, and went through the usual exercises? running 110 yards, putting up ladders and again strapping thorn on the truck in 45 seconds. The Palmetto Steam Fire Company bad their regular quarterly parade, yes? terday afternoon, in full uniform. Their machine was hauled by four stout mules, while the members took- tho reel. Ly Brand's Silver Cornet Band discoursed some of their best pieces, which much encouraged these faithful workers. Nathan Holton, living at Hawkins' place, a few miles from Columbia, se? verely cut and bruised the head of his wife, yesterday, and also broke her leg. Ho then left her lying upon the floor, with no assistanco near, except a fonr year old boy. She had a child six months old at h?r breast. A warrant was issued by Trial Justice MeCord for the arrest of the brute. The eloquent, but perhaps ill-timed, address of Gen. John S. Preston, of this city, to the alumni of the University of Virginia, on the 1st of Jnly, is exciting severe comment from the Northern press; the New York Herald leading off in a caustic editorial, headed, "A Confede? rate Ghost." Tho General is entitled to his opinions, and is always very free in expressing them. The Extra Term ok the Court?The Parker Case.?Tho extra term of the Court for Richland County was com? menced yesterday. Judge Carpenter presiding. Judge Townsend, who was present, was invited to a seat besid? the Presiding Judge. Tho case of tho State vs. Niles G. Parker was callod. Attorney-General Melton, for tho State, read the complaint and demanded judgment in a large sum. C. D. Melton, Esq., answering for the defendant, denying indebtedness. After discussion, the Judge decided that five hours each day?from 10 A. M. to 3 P. M.? should be devoted to this case. Tho counsel for tho State are Attorney-Gene? ral Melton, assisted by Messrs. James II. Rion, of Winnsboro, and John Wingatc, of this city. For the defendant, Messrs. Melton A Clark, Backnian & Youmans, and Eoge A Wilkes. Several trivial cases were called and postponed. Fatal Result of ax Abortion.?An inquest was belli, yesterday, by Coroner Coloiuan, over tho remains of a young white woman, named Louisa Fulman, who resided with a man known as "Dr. Peter," the Indian doctor, on the Cam den road, about one-quarter of a mile from this city. Tho verdict of the jury was that she came to her death from abortion, but by whom performed, to the jury unknown. "Dr. Peter" refused to allow a putt mortem examination, but the Coroner finally ordered it. Tue Fourth (on Fifth) is GVlotkia.? The unusual stylo in which the city bell was rung, on Monday Aorning, to salute the great American holiday, caused ninny of the firemen to leave their couches and rush for their engine houses, and in one case, at least, a ma? chine was hauled out. By 5 o'clock, the youngsters and the colored military? I were astir- the signal gun from the roof of the City Hall being fired by Mr. Cramer. Pistols and lire-crackers were brought into requisition, and kept up a lively lusilade. A handsome llag was flung to the breeze from the front of the United States Court House, while the I national emblem was displayed from j several other buildings. Capt. Ballard, I with his Stevens Light Infantry; Capt. Aug. Cooper, with his Randolph* Bides; Capt. John Bynuui, with his Zouaves, (all with very thin ranks,) paraded through Main and some of the other principal streets, and then turned into the Park, where there was an immense gathering of all ages (principally co? lored.) The Declaration of Independ? ence was read by Mr. John McCoru and nnadelress delivered by Judge Wright. There were pic-nic parties, base ball parties und othe r kinds of parties; be? sides innumerable booths and bibles, where eatables, lemonades and other I cooling beverages were tlispensed. As the day is now conceeled by the colored J folks tei rank next to Christmas, the-y I go in for enjoyment, and, decked in holiday attire, throng the streets from daylight until dark. The "Fantastic V were highly amusing, be>th us to dress I anel utterance. The little Sambo, with a sooted face or an obi skirt,' felt himself I us important us the knight in paper cambric, and ornamented with a sabre, astraddle of a well-worked mule. The lookers-on laughed and chatteel and trotted along at a lively pace, notwith Htaneling the excessive beat of the sun? wdiich stood in the nineties. The majo? rity of the whites confined themselves to the bouses, and fanned, and fanned, and fanned. The barbecue gotten up by Messrs. Roach and Drennan, at the Fair I Grounels, was very satisfactory to those wdio atteudeel. Chicken disputes at tho Cottage House also afforded amusement J to those who enjoy such sports. In' the evening, a few Roman candles and rockets illuminated tho Bkies, unel then all quieted down, and the glorious Fourth was numbered among tho things that were. There was but little drunk? enness, and no disturbances that we could hear of?a elecieled improvement I on previous celebrations. -? ? Pleasing Incidents of the Foli.th.? At the close of work on the new United States Court House, Saturday last, the workmen were reejuested to remain, for the ostensible purpose of raising and placing in position the heavy eagle tipped flag-stall', which is to remain per? manently upon the building, and from which, on Monday, floated the starred standard of the nation, creating, so far as is known, (country papers not having reacheil us at this date,) no dissatisfac? tion, other than the very general regret that the wind, except at brief periods, was insufficient to waft in tho air its graceful and bcantitul folds. Having finished their pleasant labor, the em? ployees repaired to the capacious general post office room, and after a brief delay I in securing reserved and orchestra seats, on tool chests and carpenters' benches, an order was issued for the arrest of our esteemed townsman, Charles E. Kirk, (tho present muster mechanic on the w*ork,) to appear and ausWer to variou> complaints preferred against him by the mechanics under bis charge. Upon the appearance of Mr. Kirk, Mr. Osgood A. Mood, of the painters' division, with the solemnity of a Trial Justice sentencing a chicken thief, presented, in a low pointed remarks, the causes of complaint against Mr. Kirk, and sentenced bim to wear through life a massive and elegant gold hunting watch, on which had pre? viously been placed tho following in? scription: "Presented to C. E. Kirk by the mechanic > on the United States Court J House anel Post Office, Columbia, S. O, July -1, 1S75." Mr. Kirk, in a few feeling and eloeiuent remarks, which brought tears to tue eyes of his persecutors, pro? tested against tho jnstico of his sentence; but, like most victims in the clutches of law, was forced to submit, anel everybody says, "served him right." List of New Advebtisemexts. Henry Taylor?Found Estray. Meeting Chicora Tribe. D. Gambrill?Money to Loan. Taylor &. McCnllough?Hay. Meeting Richland Lodge. C. J. Laurey?Butter, &c. B. I. Boone?Citation. Degree Temple, No. 2. Phoonix H. & L. Company. ?-?? Two men were killed, a week ago at Long Crcok Bridge, by tho bridge and train going down together. A week later, while repairing the bridge, Mr. Weaver fell with a pieco of scaffolding, and was crushed to death. Two others wero injureel by the same accident.