jt . XXI,-TmiH3EBm. SAIISBTOY, N. C. THUESDAY, SEPTEMBER-4, 1890.
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SPi I lUI L ILL If I V Weare reading the New York Trib-
t" mm M n m m a m cujiuu-- die uotamsQ.
MJ1UJJ! UUU! JJU 1 i
i: u WHICH T
W If If
J Leading Furniture
Hi . -
tupo ever brought
r ATI LOR SUITS!
Mohair Crush Plush at $C0.D0. Forn.cr
Silk Plush at $50.00? Former price,
Wool Plush at $35.00. Former price,
BKD ROOM SUITS!
RED ROOM SUITS!
Antique Oak, Antique Ashe, Cherry nnl
Walnut at prices that defy competition.
A I.Al'GE STOCK ,
A LA ROE STOCK
Of Chairs, Safes, Mattresses of all Kinds,
Spring Bed, Work Tables for Ladies,
Pictures and Pit urc Frames of every style
and quality always in stock, or will be
'made to order on short notice at reason
BUVY CARRIAGES !
BABY CARRIAGES !
A large stock of Baby Carriages with
wire wheels at $7.50.
Silk Plush Seat and Satin Parasol Car
riages with wire wheels at only $10.50.
Formerly sold for $22.50. k
UNDERTAKING DEPARTMENT !
U NDE RTA KING DEPAUTM EN T 1
Sptcial attention given to undertaking
in all its branches, at all hours day and
Patties wishing my services,at nigjit will
call at my residence on Bank street, in
Thanking my friends and the public
generally for past patronage and asking a
continuance of the same, I am,
Yours anxious to olease,
G. W. WRIGHT,
Leading Furniture Dealer.
Ij This space belongs to
I W-H.REISNER. J
y Watch it next week. J
The Carolina Watchman.
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Dealer and Undertaker
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to tins pi ace.
How Pensions are Obtained.
i We are reading the New York Trib
une with increasing interest and in
creasing astonishment. When it is
not turn in sr a cold shoulder toward
Secretary Blaine or accusing Senator
Plumb of not knowing what the re
publicans of Kansas want, or insinuat
ing delicately but obviously that Sena
tor Quay is an unscrunluns enrrnntimi.
ist, it is announcing t he end of nensimi
legislation, and denouncing the rapacity
of the pension grubbers. Its Washing
ton dispatch of August 15 brings us
; Reference has been made in these
dispatches to the extraordiary fact that
certain clerks in the Pension Bureau
do not hesitate to reverse. wIiph flmv
so desire, not merely the rulings of the
Commissioner of pensions, who is their
inmiedte offical suoerior. but pv..
the decisions of the Secretary of the
Interior to whom the ConimisK.niipr ,
The correspondent then wives n his
tory of the pension claim of John S
Garrison. This man enlisted in lfdi
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ruary, 1864, at a time when bounties
were high. He i?ot into n p.kp nf diar
rhoea in July, and staid till April, 1805,
when, the w ar being over, he recovered
sufficiently to return to his regiment,
and he was mustered out in March.
1800. He put in no evidence to din-
any diarrhoea between the stirriiiW of
Lee and his muster out H
pplied for a pension until fourteen
years had elapsed since his diselmr e.
wnen, rne limitation on the arrears of
pensions having been suspended, it o
eurred to him, as it did to tens of thou
sands of other hearty survivor of the
war, that a lump sum a ml to even u
small pension for fourteen or fifteen
years was worth trying for, anywav,
and on May 25. 1S8.). he nut in his
application for a pension.
In the course of his adverse decision
Assistant Secretary Hawkins. Decem
ber 23, 1880, said:
It appears in the records of this ease
that the appellant is an employe in the
Peusi.tn Office and has been so pmnlov.
ed since Deeemljer, 1870. It would
seem an easy matter for hin to prove
by his chief or comrades employed
what his physical condition was in
18 G, when he first entered Gevem-T
inent employ, or what it has been dur
ing the past eight or ten years. He
could have shown by the iceords, if he
so desired, how much time he lost by
sickness; but this he declines to do.
The client acted as his own attorney
iu the prosecution of his claim, and it
is to be fully presumed that his duties
as u clerk in your office so many years
made him thoroughly acquainted with
the laws and rules relating to pensions;
yet he had most eertaiulv failed to file
t ne ordinary ciiain of evidence to prove
mat ne nas oeen disable by reason
chronic diarrhcei, in a pensionable de
gree, trom discharge to the present
As Garrison is a clerk in the Pension
Office, he is not disabled in anydegree
whatever from earning a living which
is equal to at least twice the average
income of a citizen of the United
The application had been rejected by
the Pension Office, and probably w hile
the office was under Colonel Dudley or
Mr. Clarke, for the appeal was taken
May 15, 1885. Judge Hawkins's de
cision Wits a denial of Garrison's appeal.
And yet in June. 188U, nothing new
having occurred in the case since the
decision by the Interior Department,
"three clerks in the pension Bureau,"
says the correspondent of the Tribune,
"set aside this formal decision in a
remarkable slip, of which the following
is a copy:"
Respectfully returned to the chiei
Tot the board of review. I am of the
opinion that the evidence filed is suf
ficient to justify a legal approval for
chronic diarrhoea, and so recorimend.
There is a record of diarrhoea; the same
is to be found on medical ex nnina-
j tion; the testimony of his mother and
other withnesscs tends to show con
tinuance; and 1 am entirely satisfied
that the claimant would not, under
any circumstances, make a falsy state
ment. J. P. IjOTi:rop, Reviewer.
Co n c nr Me W hot er.
Approved F. W. Poor, Chief Board
On the strength of tlnsslipby which
three clerks reversed a decision mad
by the Coniintssiouei of Pension and ar
firmed by the Secretary of the Interior,
a pension was issued to Garrison, s
clerk in the office performing his dailx
work and drawing his semi month
pay with regularity, and arrearges fo.
24 years were paid to him in si lumj
sum. The Tribune does not tell u.
what the amount of the pension is, but
if it were only 4 a month, and Tannei
had ordered that, nothing less be grant
ed, the arrearages would amount to $1,
152. Incidentally, we observe with pleas
ure that under the influence of
partial return sanity the Tribune i
disposed to think the decision of s.
Democrat ic, Secretary of the I liter 10
ought to be binding on three Republi
can clerks. A year wzo it would have
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cordially applauded Lothrop, MeWhor
ter and Poor for reversing a democratic
Secretary's decision adverse to a pension
The Tribune's correspondent is
moved to say:
The concluson is irrestible that the
three clerks based their extraordinary
action upon the point or plea presented
in J he closing sentence: ' And I am
entirely satisfied that the claimant would
not, under anv eireumst.:tnpp mL-a n
filsj statement." The adoption of
mis new l ienor ov aopi'i ictiug officers
and the vetr.city of c' limant; being not
only permitted to take the place of
iicce.-s.iry isrimony, out to warrant
the decision of a bureau office and of
ins superior, the Secretary, would seem
to be a new departure fraught with
considerable danger, and one which
would open an unusually large field for
remunerative explotation to that vast
army of claimants whosif proofs are
as defective as their greed of gain.
These three clerks are still occupy
ing higkaiKl important places in tin
Bureau of Pensions; they, together
with the lary-e class of thiMi-!v...r..,n.
ers who are still "in sitirr" nMrflMii,
run" the office indeed, one of th
three is acting as chief clerk of the
bureau at this writino- If ;
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tins class that several have recently
been selected for important promotions,
while the promotions of ofhpisi l..wJ
i w - ft o nave
b?en m ule upon their rrecomendations.
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especially ar. tins time, when, un
der the new "Disahilitv Pension Atv
the various questions to bj weighted
and decided are close and nice, smd tb.
opportunities for granting pensions to
uuworiuv applicants am nnoi vv .
y insufficent evidenea are ennrmruiclv
increased. The imoronrietv of uUtv.
ing the class of emfiioves innfi',.in,l f,
have pr.ic!i2ul cout.r.d nf H, ....(
bureau would annear to hp siHTbM.iiiv
This particular case is not !y r.nv
m-ans the only one, or the m nt start
I'ng, which has come u infer the notice
f the correspondent ofljfhe Tribune.
But it is typical of a large class, ami
should serve to stimulate the ; ardor to
reform abuses for which Conrmissioner
tlatnn enjoys an enviable reputation.
As Artemus Ward would have said,
his last m ist have been ''wrote s tr
kadic." The Oid North State'
domain, men IN
JapV- Cl.Miiont Ambrose in Ciiicin Interior.
Aly late several weeks of traveling in
thej "Old North State" that is south,
yet not too southern, persuade me that
I was amazingly ignorant a-! lo thi
one of our fifteen "original packages,"
that I then represented a large north
western class not vet exhausted, and
that I ought to make them this dis
To-day I question whether another
State in the Union is possessed of eaual
natural resources, lor maintaing Ikersell
is a-sepr.te and exeluseve little em
pire. Jjying half way between the
lakes and the gulf, with her feet in the
eean,anl strenehing westward o.vr
lowland, upland and moutuin sections.
till her head is bolstered by the Snirjlcv
Mountains 7,000 feet up undo'X) miles
away, she holds the golden mean of
this temperate z me, and is gifted with
bountiful variety of climate and pro
duction by great change in" elevations.
And still, shielded west-northwest by
her private mountains, and the irulf
strerm washing her coasts, she keeps
mild tempered even at mid winter,
vegetation in parts always growing,
and stock always grazing even in the
mountains at new year's. Her soil is
productive of all good things fo eat.
drink, weare, and ki e; warm by, besides
something to chew; and two thirds of
her 52,000 square miles is still shadow
ed by forests of heavy timber. Her
pockets full of useful minerals, noiaoly
iron, gold and copper. su; enjoys a
rainfall of forty-five inches, Ins a mean
summer warmth that is not mean of
75 degrees, .and a winter coldness of 48.
n the midst of tar, pitch and turpen
tine, she revels in good health. She
grows chiefly cotton, corn, tobacco,
wheat, oats, rice and rye. Her factor
ies handle cotton, wool, tobacco, iron,
paper, furniture and cottonseed oil. In
tier fish and oyster beds sleeps milli his
of tons of food enough foi people of
brains, and those who need them. She
rides upon 1,100 miles of many streams
by steam craft, and his railways enoijgh
to to Idle around comfortably on. So,
yon see, she could manage to live alone
-a nice old maid if the rest of the
country gave her the mitten.
Now let me open my note-book a
little more and detail. Stand on deck
n the mouth of Tar River, and looking
e ward to the "Banks" yon coyer a
t.ventv-mile breadth of! shallows. It
is Pamlico Sound at its widest. It is
uxty miles in length, and the country
elerk will show yon chart of its survey
nt lots, and the entry of t e to many
ol cks of odd shape and s.ze. They
are maturely oyster beds, artificial beds,
and m my still implanted. There- and
n adjoining small soun Is, are oyster
farhrs of one million acres; and at
Savannah Hunched on Pamlico oysters
as robust as if selected iu Baltimore,
while shad, herring bluefish, Spanish
mackerel, mullet, sturgeon, etc., yield
to commerce an an nual catch of 50,(KX),
Try to go a shoreend at many points
you will wonder, for many miles,
whether you are on land or jtnder
water, so thoroughly on a level with the
sea does the State begin; portions of
those lowest bottoms are drai liable, and
others are becoming so by wider
inland cultivation. A few miles
farther ba'.-k you are on the seacoimt
terrace -of t.ie State, a timber shelf
running forty miles without curve, cut,
r -j most iy a productive sand
loam, the habitat of Mi. "
cypress, white cedar, live oaks, g,'ap
nn other fruits, as lavish a the Prom
ised Land. This is one of the grand
patches where grow the early water
melons of commerce, and present means
ot transportation seem tired with ovet
carriage of the forest products
After 120 miles in this old valley of
the deep, you meet.a rapid assent to
to the second plateau, a change of cli
mate soil, surface, vegetation; and now
annd hills and valhevs nf v ;.,a -..a.
. e.uonmoig Halt the State, you feel
unueac nome. I,s smnething like
y n it.ve Michigan with it vallnges
much like hers, nm-l fh;
Pleasent and industrious as "Michii"
ners cultivated lands nrp rWT j
oat, oats, buck wheat, sorghnm
and tobacco, all familiar north, as also
,,e M UC,T meartows and clover hUls
here and there. The atmosj he e is
de r a 1 y!e cooler then lelow. a id its
partakes more active.. This ;s the solid
section of the State, the teritorv of
principal agriculture and manatac u'riirr
industries. Many Friends made home?
here at ane.irly day, and their habits
0. thrift have given character to the
community. I was anrd their blos
s mnng orchards of peach, pear, apple,
.ppncot and cherry of great size in
the region of Greeusbor ., wh le vine
yards are numerous and garde is ; nd
neglected fields are laden with all the
small fruits. Man v tons of wild ber
ries gathered and dried, net a comfort
able f ,11 pin money tlrousands fur wo
rn en and chile n.
This is the Piedniont section, where
the golden belt is ten tothirtv miles in
width across the State. . And in the
United States assay office at Charlotte
L learned from Prof. (L B. Hanna that
mie hundred mines are worked as steadi
ly as the farms; that the mint was es
tablished there in 1835, and up to the
war time coined money; that up to '48,
vhen North Carolina mines yielded
ne-half of the gold of the country;
and that the leading mine, the Gold
till!, has yielded up to date $2.
0 1,000. A d from the superinten
dent of the St. Catherine mine, I
learned that the negro is estimated the
best mining help, and commonly em
ployed. But this colored monopolist
dosen t get rich on fe e.itv-five cent-
i day, sometimes a dollar; and that is
the savage income of unskilled labor
Here the current of m.-inv sh-pmw ;
rapid, the opportunity for dam m in"
excel lent, and the State geologist MVe
me Ins estimate of the water-power as
equal to ;j,000,000 house-power; equal
to the aggregate steam power of all the
States. And within easy distance of
this power stands the million of acres
)f beautiful white oak, ash, elm, pine,
bird s eye maple, walnut and the lik,
while her hills could grow many fold
more cotton, and her mountain pas
tures 'maintain unlimited flocks. So
the materials, the power and skill to
work them need only be brought to
gether to make her the peer of the best
in many manufactures, te-day twenty,
cotton factories, thirteen woolen mills
nine cotton-seed oil mills, four raje
mills, five paper factories, many flouring
mills, six furtilizer factories, twenty
iron and steel works meielv smmlo Hi.
capacity for good works, not to name
rne 4U tobacco manufactories, nearly
half of them at Durham alone, the
wealthiest town in the State. But the
finest feature in labor there, is the fact
that three-fourths of the people are
engaged iu agriculture, through some
of them after a rude model: and about
two-thirds of the farms are tilled by-
The mountain section, twenty-five to
forty miles wide, is full of romance as
well as utility. The main surface is
undulating plateau, about 2,500 feet
above sea, with many knobs and peaks
of twice to thrice that height, a few of
them bild-heads, but mostly clothed
w.tli grass and forests to the top. Pine,
hemlock, birch and chestnut, with rare
dowering and medicinal plants, decorate
the slopes, and mountain stream? have
cut canons between the ranges, and
now laugh between the soliil banks of
a 1.000 upriszht feet as thev tumbled
on untam d. I have wandered through
Colora lo and looked upon nothing
more enchanting. Cattle range there
unfed all winter; fruits, vines and
vegetables thrive far up the side of the
peaks, and narrow valleys are of the
finest mold; yet only tin pr cent of
the surface lies felt the caress of plow.
Numerous minerals besides the iron and
copper, exists among the mountains
notably mica and corundum; and the
vet limited working of the beds ha
yielded gems in wide variety, as em
it i i . i .
eraiu, ruoy, sapiure, agare, opai, garnet
bervl a few diamonds.
The mountain section is thinly peo
pled and most of the people are white.
vVithal, it is a charming and whole
some land, with a feature vastly grea
ter than its. past.
Mr. Irvine Dnngan, author of the
little poem, "If I should Die To-night,"
is the Democratic candidate for Con
gress in the Thirteenth Ohio district.
The people of America consume, it
is said. 200,000,000 bottles of pickles
annually. How many of these are put
np in the South?
The old Fla? did It.
ABET OF CHWRITTEK HISTORY OJfTHE
. Shiloh and other
civil war have furnished material for
much heated d
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v omcers wito participate in
f hum im- .1,.;.. i- .
, questions ot general
ship obedience of orders, surprise, am
resiKiusibility for defp.-it
Many minor engagements, about
" mci, no conrroversy can raise, and
.cn ao not form a part of the wi it
ten history of the
quite as interesting. Perhaps oueUf
cump:eie surprises of the war
to any consnlerable bodv (f troops
overtook Kilpatrick's cavalry durin
Shennan s inarch into North" Carolina
iu ISCo. Kilpatrick had ejicamped
for the night somejniles from Fayette
vjlle and had selected a large planta
tion house as his headqu irters. The
usual pickets had been distributed, and
the men had thrown themselves upon
their rubber blankets, with every prom
ise of a night's r.st, but before the
earliest dawn confederate cavalry un
der Oen. Wade Hampton, succeeded in
decaying and capturing the pickets on
o:ie of the highways leading into
the camp, and then charged into the
very midst of the unionists without
the discharge of a single gun ui warn
ing, l ie sleep of Kilpatrick s men
was broken by an indiscriminate fire
upon them as they scattered over the
ground. Iheir own artillery was
taken and turned up , them at
snort range. The pri?o n rs held by
them were liberated and they joined In
the attack. " J
The union nwn ,i ....: ..-
pai nc-striken, without org.u.iz dion
and without a leader. For a time it
was every felhuv for himself.
Pretty soon, however. uKil,M as the
boys called this general, appeared on
the scene, having narrowly escaped in
undress uniform. His presence always
inspired his, men and the rallying
processs began. It was doubtful, np
lnll work for a time, the men bein"
intent only on individual escape. At
a critical moment in theencounter the
division colors were seen to move
about in the disorganized mass of de
moralized men and the puestion was
then settled. Order came out of eh.tose
A formidable line quickly formed and it
was s-en to alvance cautiously at first,
hot soon with a sweep and hearty yell
that reassured every union heart.
H impton w is forced to withdruw,leav
mgthe captured artillery behind him.
L he story of ho. v the division colors
escaped did not reach the men for some
days, when the fact leaked out, that
a woman attached to the headquaters
had torn them from their staff and
concealing them under her skirts had
escaped almost simultaneously with
the general, and through her they had
found their way back among the
bewildered soldiers, and just in lime
to play a most important part in the
then doubtful conflict.
Months biter, ..vhen Gens. Siiei
inau and Johnston were negotiating for
peace or surrender. Kilpatrick and
Hampton met and Hampton cried.
"Hello, 'Kil," I beleive the last time
I !.... 1
i ii. iii taie pleasure or seeing you was
;it Fayetteville. Sh ill I apologize for
arousing you so early?"
no, Kilpatrick answered. k-I
L?uess 1 taught you better than to knock
igain before entering a
That was a novel method of taking a
subscription to pay a church debt which
I ll .i a -m .
was employed Oy the First Congreira
tional Church at Omaha, 'under the
lead of the Kev. J. T. Durye i. When
the people gatliered on Sunday morn
ing they saw before them a blackboard
with a diagram which lookel lib' one
si le of a pyramid built of sixty-six
brick, eleven iu the lower row. ten in
the next above, and so on. O.i each
was Written 'a number which
varied from 1,000 on a few about the
top to 2 ) on th se at the b ise. The
sum of these numbers w is ll.:jK), the
number of dollars called for. Th:' nastor
explained the situ itiou of the church
and the meaning of the diagram. He
saiJ the stability of the church depend
ed for a foundation upon a large
number of sin ill supporters, represented
by the bricks in the lower coarse with
Hie simtl er numbers on them. Cards
I irgc . no gii to cover the numbers on
the brick i were distributed through
the congregation. Upon one of these
car ls each one wrote tire number of
dollars he would p iy, an 1 t he caid was
sent forward ami ticked on the black
board to cover the s pne number there.
Where the amounts subscribed were
small several car.U were t icked on one
brick. In forty minutes 140 cards
were handed in, covering all the num
bers on the blackboard, and making a
surplus of $75 subscribed. Ckrixfuin
The New York health authorities fear
there is a slight return of la iiripp in
that city, and it is said Houthera vistow
Ire especially suftccptiibo to it.
During a row which followed a
Hungarian christening, at Middletown,
Pa., the newly christened child was
Kow the House Passes away Time.
Report of Wednesday's Proeeidings. j
Owing . to the absence of.the chap
lain the House was not opened with
prayer this morning, nor were there
many members present, and before ,e
readme of the l mrn.,1 M.- ui.o.jT
(I ml j raised the pomfof no quorum
On motion of Mr. McKinley, of Oliir
J call of the House was ordered, which
disclosed tdie presence of butl2ainen:.
bers. The bergeant-at-Arms was" di -patched
to hunt up absentees, and the
house relapseil into a state of lUles'
nrss, while straggers came in and re
ported their presence to th? clerk,
VV hlle waitlllt? for :i mWn, nf- tv
oe co.npluuied of the hiaTof the chanr-
'ei nm asKeU that thedirs k opimeTl
to allow air to filter kn h..n tk
. - , , . ' "v- oil.- . Ji no
JiKfaker Saul that this was not harder.
Air. Jtiilloe thei-ennon nmviwt U.t
1 ... f VV4 I ll.ll j.nr
ther procmhugs under the eall be dis
pensed with. Mr. MpKinL.
f, . . ........j HHJU.ICH
ir inere Was a rmnrnni .a ,-.......
Sjwaker replied that there was not.
Mr. b!)nnger suggesfeil that some gen
Hem in might intimate that there wp.s
i quonim in the mnnediate vicinity,
the bnealier retorted tln.i it u :.. -
nvitioircame from a o;Pntl'n,
1 ,ii. rv"-iii in
whom the House had eenfidenpn
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louse ni'.ifht act nmm ;k I T !. i
Mr. hprmger surrPsi0d. s ii-Pt;,-..!!.
that tire intimation might be given bv
tne uuup. jir. hiilue's motion w 'n
rejected. Subsequently Mr. l'lnl e
.e, ami calling attention to the f a. t
that .one of the door on the i.i .
can side was open demanded that it I e
c osed. I lie. Sre.ikr rem irked th. t
the cen Hem in w is ;n-n.-;.o,...i a
tew days ag , he had complained k-
uoora were closed. J Lnind -ter.d
Mr. Fnlop S:.;.l Hit if t
u Vil.- III,--
po-sible to get the chair fo assume any
respon-.bility. jje tnrned
sibil it y over to 11 Hlllmi'diiK.lr. Tl,
, ..,i,,ui. .1 III)
spe.iker responded that it was extreme-
j uiuhjhii iu get rne chair to assume
any uunossesary responsibility. f Laugh
ter. Mr. Kogers (Ark.), fion, his
lh.ui, jucu, any appealed from the de
cision. Tbe Sjieauer paving no atten
tion to the appeal, Mr. Springer remin
ded him that it had been taken., where
upon the Speaker remarked that it was
the turn of the gentleman from Illi
nois. It was afternoon when n quo
nim appeared, and then, further pro
ceedings having been dispensed with,
the journal was read.
Tho Cornniraoy Caso Eaiel
Carting Uln h.
The lengthiest c:ue iu the annals of
Moore county's court history has just
terminated. It was the notorious
Jackson-Brady gold mine conspiracy
case, wherein M. D. Uradv, N. p
Urady, I. W. H. Cock man anid U. 1
Williams were charged with conspirinfr
together fo defraud VV. K. Jackson by
the sale to him of a gold mie which
tjiey had made rich with gold taken
from another mine. Uradv owned lira
mine, and Williams and Cockman were
employed by Jackson to examine the
mine. Upon their report that it was
rich he bought if, but it soon turned
out to be worthless, an 1 the defend!
ants were charged with salting it.
The case was taken up Tuesday of t he
first week, and was fiiu shed Tues lay
night this week, wben the jury after
eight and half day's tiresome service
retiy ned a verdict of guil!y as to M
D. Brady and I. W. H. Cock man, and
not guilty ns to the other defendant.
We understand the case will e b,L-,.
tn theSiqiremeCpurt. It, Was certainly
.1,1 a ,....?Tl....4..a ... Ill i 1 '.
... iwiitiui icu en i.oin siucs. and
there were some of the finest jury
speeches made ou this case. we ever
heard. There were five alforneis on
each side. We are truly glad this erse
is over, and hope the county may never
have another so lengt hy or so expensive.
We do not suppose it will cost the
county less then 2,000.
A reader iu Butte Citv, Mont., asks
us: k'Do the citizens of Washington,
O. C, have a vote in the election of a
President? If not, why pot? What
is the population of said -city?' The
citizens of Washington, D. C, have on
vote iu the election of a President for
exactly th -snne reason tliaT tie ciU
zens of Butte City, Mont., had none in
1S8S; they are not the citizens of any
State. We will add for the in forma
tion of oar friend that the c.tizerss
Washington do nofcVote f r anytliin
at all; no tneni bers of .-. legislature, in,
aldermen, no constables, no ikdeafes
in Congress, no nothing. The prin
cipal reason for this is odiat one-third
of the population ot Washington con
sists of colored people, that u great
many Senators ami Representative1
own property here, ar.d" these Republi
can statesmen, who are so anxious to
have the negro vote in Sjtith Carolina
i-u 1 Mississippi dou't w tut the i.iKrro
t,. i ii ii
in vout wiwre iney u ive ropertv. In
1874 Congress abolished the territorial
govern meat i f the DisMiet of Colum
bia ami the man c pal govern iueiitof
the city of VVashi.ijgtou and lodged all
the powers of b, to, so far as Congress
does not exercia tbem directly, in thf
hands of three commissioners appoint
ed by the President. There is in fib
single tr.weof representative goven.
uiettt in the Capital of the greatest Re
public on earth. The ppulatio .
Washington is about 22 7XX). A
timal Democrat, 1