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THE DAILY Igf I'II (KMX.
Daily Paper $10 a Year. "Let our Just Censure ^f^^^?g^^^?B^^S^ Attend the True Event." Tri-Weekly $7 a Year
BY J. A. SELBY. COLUMBIA, S. C.: THURSDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 14, 1865. VOL. I-NO. 221.~
THE PHONIX,
PUBLISHED DAILY Al-tb TRI-WEEKLY,
BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
STATE PRINTER.
TERMS-IN AD VA NCE.
SUBSCRIPTION.
Daily Paper, six months.$5 00
Tri-Weekly, " ". 3 50
ADVERTISEMENTS
Inserted at $1 per square for the first in
sertion. and 75 cents for each subsequent.
B3S~ Special notices 15 cents a Une.
The Constitutional Amendment.
There are some people in these
States who seem to think that we are
not subjugated, or overpowered, or
in some other way suppressed. They,
haggle about adopting what is called
the constitutional amendment, which
means simply that, constitutionally,
slavery is abolished. This question
is before the Legislature of Missis?
sippi and Alabama, and men in both
are puzzling their poor brains in
order to discover how to avoid the t
necessity of adopting it, or how to
give it less force than that which of
necessity it has. j
This is a folly which seems to us to
be unpardonable. That amendment i
is one of the humiliations which the
South must submit to. It is as cer- j
tain as the approach of death or thc
tax-gatherer. It cannot be put aside or
evaded. It will be adopted.
The Northern States have, to-day,
enough of votes to make it a fixed
and irrevocable fact. Why, then,
trouble ourselves about it, like a Chi?
nese army going into battle, in which
are only noise and no fighting?
"We can hardly fathom the depth of
this stupidity. What is the source of
influence at the North, except this
disposition among us to make ab?
stractions superior to the concrete
condition of our people-"The sum
sum-jective greater than the om
jective," as thc poet, Coleridgo,?*ised
to utter from his imperfect vocal
organs in his days of senility.
The fact is, wo have been dealing
in abstractions, whilst the world has
been moving forward to prosperity
under the impulse of the material.
We have been trying to define the
literal meaning and purpose of the
Constitution, whilst every where :
around us there lias been no meaning
of that fundamental instrument, ex
. cept what has been interpreted by |
superior physical force. Talk of the
Judges of the Supreme Court! Why
they are only the creatures of the
popular opinion which they repre?
sent. Human passion and prejudice ,
are superior and always have been to
any written Constitution. The parch
ment of any instrument of this kind
is worth nothing, when those it is
supposed to govern are averse to it.
Constitutions! why they are hum
bugs! Thc predominant tendency of |
any people will have its way, in de- I
spite of written charters. No Eu- ;
ropenn Government has any of th'iso |
things; and there have been none of
them controlling a great people since
the world began. Our Constitution
is like all the rest-and can only bc !
construed by the power of majori?
ties. In it there is, of course, some
restraint, but only so long as thc vox
populi Las no passion or profit which
comes between it and the justice and
security which it provides for.
This being a truth that is not dis?
putable, why trouble ourselves about
any amendment that is made to that
"sacred" instrument, which our
Southern people supposed they owed
paramount allegiance to? Adopt the
new amendment. Perhaps there will
be another next year, and it is well to
accustom ourselves to the changes.
This one, however, is beyond the
reach of estoppel and the best way,
therefore, to save ourselves trouble is
to accept it as a necessity which can?
not be resisted.-Mobile Tribune.
Of the two hundred and thirty-two
members of thc present Congress,
exactly one-half are natives of New
England and New York-there being
sixty-nine of the former, and forty
seven of the latter.
A BROTHER OF GEN. PRICE MOBBEI
- LiAW AS ENFORCED BX RADIC?IS.
Last Sunday evening, the 26th ol
November, a brother of Gen. Price
Maj. Hugh Price-was assaulted iv
the principal street of Brunswick,
Charlton County, by a gang of cow?
ardly ruffians, who attempted to kill
him with revolvers Mr. Price was
passing down the street in company
with Mr. James Long, when these
ruffians attacked them by catching
hold of Mr. Price and beginning tc
shoot at him. Mr. Price was wound?
ed in two places, slightly in the face
and a flesh wound in the leg, and had
it not been for the almost superhu?
man efforts of Mr. Long, would have
been killed outright, for some half a
dozen of these scions of modern chi?
valry were shooting simultaneously
at him. Mr. Price finally escaped
from these blood-thirsty villains, who
had fully determined to kill him,
and. even had another party waylay?
ing him between Brunswick and his
residence. After he got away from
their clutches, they defied the city
authorities, and, in fact, all authority,
boasting of their deed of almost kill?
ing a man sixty-five years of age,
who had just returned from Texas,
where he had been sojourning during
the war. These law-breakers are yet
running at large, no steps having
been taken for their apprehension;
in fact, they do not conceal them?
selves or the deed, but boast of ii.
Tho men engaged in the above
have all been in the United States or
State service, and seem to think that
exonerates thom from all liability for
this crime. What good they did in
the army is not kuown, but one of
the number, it was found by court
martial, could better serve his coun?
try iu Alton Penitentiary than in the
field, from whence_Jie had just ra?
turned. The remaining participants
in this bloody deed were young men
and boys, incited by good law-abiding
Radicals to commit the crime.
[Si. Louis Republican.
The total income of the Govern?
ment from internal revenue, on
Thursday, was Si,250,000, making
the grand total revenue of the Nation?
al Treasury from this source for the
first five months of the current fiscal
year, commencing with July 1, $149,
250,000; or equal to an average of
1,148,077 for each business day.
Neil Bros. & Co., an old and promi?
nent cotton firm at New Orleans,
make the total amount of old and new
crop cotton 2,000,000 to 2,100,000
bales. They put down the number
of bales yet to come from sections
tributary to New Orleans, not includ?
ing Texas and Arkansas, at 270,000
bales.
TINSMITH'S TOOLS.
? LARGE LOT of TOOLS, of every de
\ scriptum, for tinners' use, for sale by
F. H. DUO,
Dec 13 2 422 King st., Charleston.
New Store
AND
IAM now receiving and opening one ol
the largest stocks of
i GROCERIES,
LIQUORS,
HARDWARE,
TINWARE
AND HATS,
! That has been brought to this mar-kct.
: All of which will bc sold LOW FOU CASH.
; Call and he convinced-I charge nothing
for showing goods.I
A. C. DAVIS,
; 2d door above old Citv Hotel Corner,
i Dec 13 4 ' Mainstreet.
For Sale,
COLUMBIA CITY PROPERTY.
THE undersigned is authorized to sell a
number of HOUSES and LOTS, situ
I ated in various portions of the city. Nbu
is the time for capitalists. They may be
treated for on advantageous terms, if ap?
plied for soon to W. A. HARRIS.
I Nov 28 J12
[Engine, eta, for Sale.
AFIVE-HORSE ENGINE, in running
order, with polleys, etc., for sale low.
Apply at thia office._Dec 12
Sugar, Sugar.
-I f\ BBLS. BROWN SUGAR, for sale at
_LV/ 16 cents per pound by
Dec 12 3 KENNETH A GIBSON.
YARN! YARN!
TWO HUNDRED bunches COTTON
YARN, assorted numbers, for sale by
Dec 12 3 KENNETH A GIBSON.
Stolen,
FROM the residence corner of Laurel
and Bull street .<, on Sunday night, a
dark claret-colored beaver cloth OVEB
COAT, with black velvet collar. A reward
of $50 will bo given for the return of the
coat and the detection of the thief.
Dec 12 4? N. HEYWARD.
Commission Agent.
WA. HARRIS, Agent to Purchase or
. Sell Real Estate. Prompt attention
given to any business entrusted to his
care. Office, for the present, at his resi?
dence, corner Gervais and Bull streets.
Columbia, S. C._Dec. 3
Want o cL9
ASITUATION as TUTOB, in a family
of five, six or eight children. All the
English Branches and Latin and Greek (if |
desired), taught. Apply at this office,
stating salary. References given, if re?
quired. Dec 5 18
Notice of Assignment and Dissolution.
THE undersigned, firm of LUMSDEN A
^IcGEE, composed of J. L. Lumsden
and John W. McGee, doing business in tho
city of Columbia, have this day made an
assignment of all their stock in trade,
debts, assets and personal property to
Francis M. Burdell and James S. McMahon,
who have taken charge of the same for the
benefit of parties named in thc said deed
of assignment; and tho said firm is hereby
dissolved by mutual consent.
^t^-< J. L. LUMSDEN.
" JOHN w. MCGEE.
Tl>e undersigned have accepted the trust
of the above assignment, and will proceed
to wind up the same without delay, by sell?
ing out the stock on hand at private sale,
at the store lately occupied by Lumsden A
McGee, on Assembly street. All debts due
to the said late firm must be paid to us,
and we request that it be done promptlv.
F. M. BUBDELL,
JAS. s. MCMAHON,
Assignees of Lumsden A McGee.
Dec 12_
Commission and Forwarding Agency
THE undersigned will continue tho busi?
ness of COMMISSION and FORWARD?
ING AGENT, and will give his attention to
the sale, storing or forwarding of Cott?
Country Produce and Mercbsmdizo gene?
rally. Can always bc found at the corner
of Assembly and Lady streets.
"J. L. LUMSDEN.
REFKUKNCF.S.-H. T. Peake, Escp, ('balles?
t?n, S. C.; Hon. T. C. Perrin, Abbeville, S.
C.; Moses H. Grinned, New York; Rufus
M. Johnston, Columbia, S. C. Dec 12 0
The Southern Guardian.
IPROPOSE to revive the publication of |
this journal, at Columbia, S. C., as soon
as mad communications have been
stored, and the necessary arrangements
c*n be made. CHARLES P. PELHAM.
xt?f Newspapers in this State and eise?
rnere will oblige me by extending this
.io'ice. Nov 25
South Carolina-Union District.
IN THE COURT OF ORDINARY.
Sarah llames. Applicant, VS. Stephen Foirlei
et al., Defendants.
IT appearing to my satisfaction that
Betsy Bently, Elbert Fowler. Julia
Sprouse,"Coleman Hames, Presley Haines
and William Hames, defendants in this
case, reside without the limits of this State:
It is, therefore, ordered that they appear
before me, on or before the 12th day of |
February, A. I). lSr,C>, and object to the
division "or sale of tin- real estate of Polly
White, deceased, or their consent will be
enten d of record. C. GAGE. O. U. D.
Ordinary's Office, Nov. 20, 18(55.
Nov 30 ' wig
South Carolina-Union District.
IN THE COURT OF ORDINARY,
Reuben Briant and Sarah , his wife, Appli?
cants, VS. H'm. Kirby, li. V. kirby and
others, Defendants.
IT appearing to my satisfaction that
Samuel Kirby, Miles Kirby, Alexander
Leekee and wife, Jesse Clark and Martha,
his wife, A. T. Briant and Adeline, his wife,
and Joseph Martin and Isabella, his wife,
defendants in this caso, reside without the
limits of this State:
It is, therefore, ordered that they appear
before me, on or before the 12th day of
February, A. D. 1S6(>, and object to the
division or sale of the real estate of Polly
White, deceased, or their consent will be
entered of record. C. GAGE, O. U. D.
Ordinarv's Office, Nov. 21, 18G5.
Nov 30 " -wl-2
FOR SALE OR RENT,
A DWELLING HOUSE, containing
ight rooms, situated two miles from
.Columbia, on the Camden Hoad. On
the premises are a carriage hou?e, stable,
barn and all necessary out-houses. The
lot contains 180 acres, wooded. Apply to
BENJ. T. DENT,
Dec 13_At tho Market.
CH! BR?H
FOR
WORKINGMEN AND LABORERS.
Kf\f\ HEAVY GEORGIA KERSEY
t)vMJ JACKETS-$2.00.
500 Heavy BLUE COTTONADE JACK?
ETS-$1.75.
500 pairs Heavy GEORGIA KERSEY
PANTS-$2.00.
500 pairs Blue Cottonado Pants-$1.25.
1,000 Brown Homespun Shirts-$1.00.
The above goods are worthy thc atten?
tion of planters.
A. L. SOLOMON,
Commission Merchant,
Second door above Shiver House,
Dec 12 G_On Plain street.
Ha! Ha! Ha!
HAS COME TO TOWN ! !
IN consequence of tho war, an embargo
had been laid on Children's Toys, as
well as Old Folk's Notions. Now that peace
and plentv aro joining hands, old KRISS
KRINGLE" and MCKENZIE have "recon?
structed," and the old Agency has been re?
newed, tho old fellow has turned over a
largo and varied assortment of all kinds of
TOYS for the coming holidays. So come
along to Krias' Depot, and select Toys be?
fore they aro all gone.
MCKENZIE'S Confectionary,
Bakery and Fancy Toys,
Plain street, below Gates,
Deo 9_Columbia, S. C.
Cotton and Wool Cards.
XAil PAIRS of Whittemore Improved
OUU No. 10 COTTON CARDS.
100 Pairs Wool Cards. For sale at
E. POULARD'S Variety Store,
On Main street,'a few doors above Be?
dell's corner. Dec 2 JG
For Sale,
AT $5 PER BUS If EL,
-I f\i\ BUSHELS superior Bunch COT
JA/U TON SEED, .'Dixon" variety-the
best variety planted. Apply at plantation.
Hi miles below Columbia, on the McCord
Ferrv Road. W. WESTON.
Dec 7_ths6*
Notice.
BYr order of Jacob Bell, Ordinary, will bc
sold, at public sale, on WEDNESDAY,
20th inst., at the residence of the late Mrs.
Matthews, all tho Household and Kitchen
FURNITURE belonging to the estate of the
lats Jos. Matthews.
J. U. MATTHEWS.
Dee 6 Adm'r Est. of Jos. Matthews.
Just Received from New York
AND FOR SALE AT
e. ?L?BKE9S,
WASHING TON STREET,
ALARGE and fashionable assortment of
ORNAMENTS and TRIMMINGS for
Ladies' Dresses and Cloaks, consisting of
Bugles, Butterflies, Drops, Fancy Cords
and Buttons, of every description and size;
Breakfast Shawls, Central Park Hoods, In?
fant's Socks, Ladies' Fancy Neck-Tics,
Ladies' Fancy Neck -Ties, with fringe, Dress
Elevators, Belt Buckles and Clasps, Silk
and Leather Belts, Belting Ribbons of all
colors and widths, Velvet Ribbon of all
widths. Ladies' Scarfs, Collars and Culls,
Traveling Bags. Ladies' Embroidered
Handkerchiefs, Ladies' E. C. Handker?
chiefs, Gent's L. C. Handkerchiefs, Gent's
silk Handkerchiefs, Ladies' Gloves and
Gauntlets, Gent's Buck Gloves, skirt Braid
of all colors, Coat Bindings, Bahnoral
Skirts, a large assortment of Hoop Skirts,
Ladies', (lent's, Youth's and Misses' Under
Vests, Ladies' Flannel Skirts, Ladies'
large Double Shawls; a tine assortment of
Perfumeries, Brown Windsor Soap, Tooth
Soap, Toilet Powder, Boxes and Putts, Hair
Brushes and Combs, Nail Brushes; a tine
assortment of Dress Goods, at greatly
reduced prices-DoLaines, Black and Col'd
Alpacas, Merinoes, Calicoes, Ac; Kluck
Cloth and Cassimercs, Fancy Cassimeres,
Blankets, Umbrellas, Blue Shirtings, Pa?
per Cambric, Linen, Black and Colored
Dress Silks. Marceline Silk, Ac. Dec 6
KEROSENE~L?MPS, &C
OPENED THIS DAY, a new and beauti?
ful assortment of KEROSENE LAMPS,
for Stores, Parlors, Halls and Chambers.
ALSO,
KEROSENE OIL, WICKS, CHIMNIES,
SHADES, Ac. W. B. STANLEY,
Dec 2 Corner Pfctai and t??*sn a*.
STILL LATER FROM NEW YORK!
BY THE
STEAMSHIP ANDALUSIA !
DIRECT FROM A* B? SANDS & CO*
Medicines, &c.
?A OZ. QUININE, rowers A Woightman.
OV/ 10 doz. Henry's CALCINED MAG?
NESIA.
25 doz. Husband Calcined Magnesia.
10 doz. Ransom's Hive Syrup Tola.
25 " Brown's Bronchial 1 roches.
25 " Perry Davis' Veget'lc Pain Killer.
50 " boxes Seidlitz Powders.
50 " Number Six.
30 " boxes Holloway's Ointment.
50 " " " * Pills.
50 " '. Cherokee Pills or Regulator.
25 " Jayne's Sanative Pills, for Liver
Complaints.
25 doz. boxes Ayer's Pills.
25 " " Wright's Indian Veg'c Pills
50 " " Wie Car's Cough .uOzcnges-B
50 " " Gellatino Capsules. ..rsa;
50 doz. Essence of Peppermint. '..vj.
50 " " of Cinnamon.
50 " " of Lemon.
5C " Laudanum-1 and 2 oz. vials.
50 " Paregoric- " "
10 " Francis Kidder's Original Indeli?
ble Ink.
With a great variety of Perfumery.
All tho above articles will be sold at
wholesale and retail at CHARLESTON
PRICES. E. POLLARD,
On Main st., centre of Old Brick Range.
D?2 12_ }3
NOTICE.
UNTIL FURTHER
O il D E II S ,
THE SUBSCRIBER'S
WLLL BE AT THE STORE OF
C. S. JENKINS,
ASSEMBLY STREET, NEXT MARKET,
SANTA CLAUS.
Dec_9_Imo
BOOTS, SHOES AAD. LEATHER.
THE subscribers have just received
general assortment of BOOTS and
LSHOES, consisting of : Gent's Single
and Double-soled BOOTS, (Philadelphia
make,) Balmorals, Gaiters, Bootees, Bro?
gans, Ac. Also, a tine lot of thc very best
Baltimore Oak Sole LEATHER. We will,
as usual, make to order all variet'es of
Boots and Shoes, of the best material and
workmanship, for eash only-a rule from
which there will be no exception.
J. .V A. OLIVER,
Sumter st., between Richland and Laurel
_ Dec 7 _ _ Imo*
G UN S M?T HING ."
PETER W. KRAFT would
respectfully inform his old
friends and customers that
'he has resumed his old busi?
ness of a GUNSMITH, and will promptly
attend to all orders. Dec 7
SPARTASBl'RG
<s "?a cs '
BY request of the Trustees
of this institution, it is at pre?
ssent under the supervision of
{"the Facnlty of Woflord College.
Thc undersigned, with Pro.f.
DuPRE and such assistant
teachers as may bc necessary, will give in?
struction at the Female College.
The next session will begin on thc 2d
MONDAY in January, 1866. Tuition, in?
cluding contingent fee-. $50 per year; Mu?
sic, including use of instrument, #45 per
year: French, S3i>; board, about ?12 per
month.
Tuition and Board are reckoned in
specie, hut payable in paper currency.
The course (d' studies is liberal and ex?
tended, including Ancient Languages and
instruction itt Vocal Music, for which no
extra charge is made. A. M. SUI IT',
Dee 7 thin President Wofford College.
Wofford College,
SPARTANBURG C. H., S. C.
THE next session will begin
on tho SECOND MONDAY in
?gj-. nary, 18t?6. In addition to
JE regular students, those who
pf may desire to pursue select
studies will be received ?into
the institution.
A lYeparatory School is also kept in tho
College, under thc supervision of tho Fa
cultv. Tuition, inc Iud in g contingent fee,
$54 per year. Board about $12 per month.
Tuition "and Board are reckoned in specie,
but payable in paper currency.
A. M. SHIPP,
A*?e 7 titui Prutfi&M* Watford College.

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