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Obstruction of Stemmen and Burges
ST. LOOTS, December 16-The ice gorge
in the river gave way to-day. The ice
swept past tho city with* tremendous power,
sinking or seriously damaging a dozen
steamers and a number of barges, involv?
ing a loss of about $300,000. The danger
is still immiuent to tho other boats.
NEW YORK, December 1G.-Tho Fenian
Senate has adjourned, and four Senators
have gono to their homes, leaving their
brethren and President Roberts patiently
awaiting the arrival of the Irish Head
Centre, James Stephens. They expect him
to take the dictatorship here, for, in the
Fenian Brotherhood, if nobody has dissem?
bled, the Head Centre is an absolute mo?
narch, and they believe that when he shall
have deposed the rival Presidents, all will
From XC-*T Orlcan*.
NEW ORLEANS, December 13.-Tho re?
ceipts of cotton at thia port arc falling off,
and the advices from tho interior aro to
tho effect that the maximum has been
reached, and that there will in future be a
steady decline. Prices here are hardening
in consequence, and parcels heretofore
offering on sale have been withdrawn.
Shipments on joint accounts aro quite a
feature of tho market. Freights to Liver?
pool rule at three farthings, por steamer
Latest from Europe.
NEW YORK, December 19. -We have
Liverpool dates per steamer "Cuba," to
December 8. Sales of cotton for the week,
99,000 bales, principally for export and
speculation. Middling Orleans at 21A, ad?
vanced during the. week l(ft,k, closing quiet.
Breadstuffs and provisions quiet.
The King of Belgium is dead.
At tho American bauquet given in Paris
on Thanksgiving day, Minister Bigelow
expressed pacific sentiments, and General
Schofield proposed as a health, the friend?
ship between Franco and the United States.
O'Leary, thc Fenian, has boon found
guiltv, and sentenced to twenty years
HALIFAX, December 19.-The steamer
"Scotia" has arrived, with Liverpool dates
to the 10th inst. Sales of cotton on Satur?
day five thousand halos. The market is
easier, but prices are unchanged. Consols
80?O90 5-16; 5 20's 60$@64.
\"e\v York Affairs.
NEW YORK, Docembcr IC.-The Fenians
and their troubler still seem to absorb
much public attention here. At the Hall
of Tara yesterday, the officers of the va?
rious departments were busily engaged in
matters pertaining to tho organization.
The arrival of General Mullen, the head of
the Military Department in Ireland, has
excited much interest and curiosity as to
his position as regards the present causes
of misunderstanding between their Fenian
leaders. Tho chief difference is said to lie
in the opposition in views with regard to a
proposed early move upon the "enemy's
works." It is supposed that the military
chieftain of Ireland, with the views from
either side before him, will take sides with ]
President O'Mahoney; for the present, at
The appearance of their Secretary of j
War before the Senate yesterday, his
speech there, and his interview with thc
military delegation of nine, who have just
arrived from Ireland, are said to have ex?
cited much enthusiasm in favor of his
plans for immediate and decided action.
On the-other hand, many resolutions of
endorsement of President O'Mahoney's
policy aro passed by i\?Herent circles.
Upon the whole, the breach is apparent?
ly widening, and should the early contem?
plated move be attempted, the general
opinion seems to be that it will terminate
in a complete abortion.
The courts of tho city present to the
world a frightful record of crime and vice.
The money market, to-day, is much, agi?
tated, in consequence of tho rumors of a
rupture in our diplomatic relations with
France. The closing rate of gold, to-day,
146J, with rather an upward tendency.
Money is scarce, and only to bo had at high
WASHINGTON, December 16.-Last eve li?
ing, J. C. Wetmore, Military Agent for the
State of Ol^'o, gave an entertainment.
Many prominent officials were present;
among them Hon. Thos. Corwin, who,
about ll o'clock, was suddenly stricken
The Cabinet meeting, yesterday, was
long and important, lasting until 3 o'clock.
Gen. Grant was present. It is understood
that thc matter bf the re-organization of
the army was considered.
Horace Maynard, being asked what ho
thought of the prospectef tho Tennessee
delegation since tho last action of tho
House, said ho thought Thad. Stevens had
the whole Southern Confederacy in Iiis
breeches pocket, and meant to keep it
there for a good while.
Col. Brown, Assistant Commissioner of
tho Freedman's Bureau for tho State of
Virginia, has just submitted to Gen. How?
ard proposition for tho removal of all
negro residents of that State to tho unoc?
cupied Government lands of 1 iorida. This
would necessarily involvo Congressional
action, but Gen. Howard has not yet fully
determined what course to pursue in tho
Tho Assistant Secretary of tho Treasury,
Mr. Chandler, to-day signed an order di?
rected to tho several hoads of bureaus in
the Treasury Department, directing them
to discharge certain clerks named in tho
order, in all numbering soventy-five.
Maj. Gen. Kilpatrick, Minister to Chili,
wUl loavc hore for New York to-morrow,
and start from that city upon his voyago
for Chili on the 1st of January.
It is reported that Gen. Butler, who is
now in this city, is soon to uncork tho
soveral vials of Iii? wrath upon the head of
Commodore Brashear writes the Navy
Department, from Callao, that tho I?ru
vian Government has determined to make
common canse with Chili in resisting the
a g g rc s sion of Spain.
Strong presBnrc ia being brought to bear
to induce Logan to reconsider his declina?
tion, and accept the Mexican mission.
Advices received to-day state that the
Liberal cause is in the asceudant in all
Sarts of the country. Imperial troops are
esoTting in large numbers.
Thc Committee on Appropriations bold
daily sessions. They have an economical
fit. and arc cutting down estimates fear?
A meeting of thc Senators and Represen?
tatives from the South has . been held.
They have come to the conclusion that
Congress does not intend to admit them
this session. They, therefore, intend to go
Large numbers of Senators and Repre?
sentatives were at the President's House,
this morning. Parties who arc interested
assert positively that the Pres. lent has
given orders in the various departments to
make no more appointments for the pre?
sent, wishing to seo what course Congress
will pursue on the reconstruction question.
Thc. people of this city are so afraid of
negro suffrage that they arc petitioning
Congress to take away thc charter alto?
gether, and govern by a commission.
The House Judiciary Committee, yester?
day, agreed toa bill which strikes thc word
"white" from the charter wherever it ap?
The Ways and Means Committee do not
contemplate a reduction of the currency at
SOMAii CANDLES !
AND a general assortment of FIRE?
WORKS. For sale by
SKELTON, CALVO" A WALSH,
Bull st., 1 square West Nickerson's Hotel.
Boots & Shoes!
5CASES Men's Long -leg WATER-PROOF
4 cases Boy's Double-soled BOOTS.
Ladies' and Misses' SHOES, in great va?
rio tv. ALSO,
A" large assortment of SERVANTS'
SHOES, which will be sold LOW bv
SHELTON, CALVO A WALSH,
Bull st., 1 sciuaro West Nickorson'c Hotel.
Dec 21 _
Look at This !
SHOD At? <& STIEGLITZ,
Main Sti-cet, near Washington,
HAYE just received a fine assortment of
Fine Smoking and Chewing Tobacco.
Besides an excellent assortment of Fancy
Articles, etc., suitable for Christmas pre?
sents. They are also prepared to furnish
parties, eu;., with handsomely iced and
ornamented Cakes. An inspection of their
stock is invited. Dec 21
CANDY, FIR E-\V ORKS, TOYS, &C.
Ki\ LBS. Mixed French SUGAR PLUMS.
OU 50 lbs. JELLY GUM DROPS.
50 lbs. BURNT ALMONDS.
25 COCOA-NUT CANDY.
FIRE-WORKS of every description.
FIRE CRACKERS, CANDY TOYS and
numerous other Christmas presents. Just
received and for salo by
IL H. JVEOXSE,
Picketts street, opp. Nickerson's Hotel.
John H. Heise,
HAS also a fino assortment of FRENCH
CONFECTIONERY and a splendid
variety of FANCY ARTICLES, usually
"tent in my line of business.
MUSic AL INSTRl) M EN TS,
Guitar ?nd Violin STRINGS, I
FI RE-WORKS, Ac.
I am daily receiving and opening some?
thing new and suitable for the Christmas
holidays, at the LOWEST PRICES.
Between Nick?raon's_Hotel and Main at.
Wanted to Hire.
ACOMPETENT NURSE for a child a
year old; white or colored.
A first-rate House Servant.
A first-rate Chambermaid.
Tho best recommendations required.
Apply at this office. _Dec 21
^ J. J. GOODWYN, M. D.,
OFFERS his professional services to tho
citizens of Columbia. His office for
tho present is at tho residence of S. L. Do
Veaux. Esq., Camden (or Ta\lor) street.
FOR SALE OR RENT,
A DWELLING HOUSE, aontaining
sight rooms, situated two mil?? from
_IL Columbia, on th? Camden Road. On
the premises are t? carriage hom?, atablo,
barn and all nsressary out-hoases. The
lot ?oin a i ns 180 a?r?s, woodsd. Apply to
BK*J. T. DENT,
D?? li At th? Mr.rkat.
LOOK AT THIS I
THAT very desirable BRICK MANSION,
of modern architecture, with corres?
ponding out-buildings and improved
grounds, corner of Laurel and -- j
streets, is for sale-the proprietor expect- I
ing to remove from the citv. Applv to
Dec 20 Tvf W. A. HARRIS. Agent.
ANEAT and comfortable COTTAGE
HOUSE, with si: rooms and requisite
out-buiidings. corner of Senate and Hender?
son streets. W. A. HARRIS, Agent.
Dec 20 wf _
ACOMFORTABLE HOUSE and LOT for
a small familv, corner of Lumber and
Lincoln streets. W. A. HARRIS, Agent. !
Dec 20 wf
A "MOST desirable unimproved LOT
J\_ five-eighths of an acre-corner of
Plain and ?kl arion streets.
Dec 20 vd W. A. HAR HTS. Agent.
AN unimproved LOT, of (?no acre, corner
of Sumt.-r and Pendleton ?treets
convenient to Main street -well locatodfor
a hotel or private residence.
Dec20wf \V. A. HARRIS, Agent.
ACRE. LOT, between Main and Sum
~jii ter streets.
A acre LOT, on Main street.
Dec 20 wf W. A. HARRIS, Agent.
ONE ACRE LOT. convenient to Charles?
ton Railroad Depot.
Dec 20 wf W. A. HARRIS, Agent.
SUNDRY LOTS, improved and unim?
proved. Also. PLANTATIONS.
Dec 20 wf W. A. HARRIS, Agent.
Palmetto House, Spartanbnrg C. H.
THIS extensive, well-arranged and popu?
lar HOTEL is offered for sale. Seo
hand-bills. W. A. HARRIS, Agent.
4,000 ACRES OF LAND,
IN tho vicinity of Spartanbnrg village,
and bounded in part by the village, will
be divided and sold to snit applicants.
Dec 20 wf W. A. HARRIS, Agent.
APLANTATION of about 1,100 acres.
On it is a good commodious HOUSE
and out-buildings. Near thc railroad and
eight miles of Winnsboro. For particulars,
see W. A. HARRIS, Agent.
AWELL-FINISHED, largo and comfort?
able HOUSE, with requisite out-build?
ings, with 18V acres land, or more, if de?
sired, situated ono mile from the city.
1 )ec 20 wf AV. A. HARRIS, Agent.
(Hil ? 1 ? lAA OF Hamburg and Co
VpLl/.V/V/ll lumbia Railroad Stock.
Dec 20 wf W. A. HARRIS. Agent.
Barhamville Female College.
THIS magnificent and renowned in?
stitution of learning, in consequence
of the advanced age <>f the proprietor, is
now offered for side. The knowledge, skill
and enorgv of the Principal of this school
has placer! it among ono of the first educa- j
tiona! seminaries of America. For parti?
culars, a circular will be furnished on ap?
plication to W. A. HARRIS. Agent.
Dec IG _t
COLlll BIA CITY PROPERTY.
THE undersigned is authorized to sell a
?umber of HOUSES and LOTS, situ?
ated in various portions of the city. .Vow
is tin- tiing for capitalists. They may be
treated fir on advantageous terms, if ap?
plied for sot,? ko W. A. HAl'.HIS.
Nov 2s ;12
WA. HARRIS, Agent to Purchase or
. Moll Real Estate. Prompt attention
j given to any business entrusted to his
care. Of?co, for the present, at his resi?
dence, corner (lervais and Bull streets.
Colombia, S. C. Dec. S
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE.
XOFFER for sale several valuable tracts
of OAK and HICKORY LANDS, situated
in Picken* District, on the line of railroad
and around Walhalla. Also, ?onie highly
improved Groin and Cotton LANDS, in
Fa rfichl lu'strict, located near the Colum?
bia and Charlotte Railroad. Together
with several superior PLANTATIONS, in
Richland District, one of which is bounded
on one aide by the Charleston and Colum?
bia Railroad, i'or particulars, applv to
Dee 2+ W. A. HARRIS. Agent.
JACOB SULEBACHER. M. FOOT.
WHOLESALE DEALERS LN
j LADIES' AND GENT'S
I POCKET AND TABLE HITLER
JiKTWBBir F LA IN ?fe WA9I?INOTO
'-c-y \ *f ""' "jr. . sr* /? i"tt">'"Vi!S
By F. Lance & Son.
WILL be sold, THIS (Friday) 22d inst., at
10i o'clock, at residence in Senate street,
nolirly opposite Dr. Shand's Church,
A very fine 7-octave Piano.
1 handsome Book-case.
Rosewood What-Not. nnd several other
articles._Dec 22 2?
By Darbee & Walter.
WILL be sold at our mart, THIS DAT, at
Thc following articles:
Wardrobes, Lounges, Safes, Mattresses,
Rockers. Chairs. Stoves, Tables, Truuks,
Conking Utensils, Clothing, Shoes, Carts,
Wagon. Ac. AI.SO.
A lot of nice Crockery. J)cc 22_
By Durbec & Walter.
WE will sell, TO-NIGHT, at 7 o'clock, at
A lot nf well-selected CHRISTMAS PRE?
SENTS, consisting of :
Brooches, Ear-rings, Watches.
Ladies' Collars. Cordials.
Toys, Gloves, Hats, Fire Crackers.
Ladies' and Misses' Hose, Belts, Ac.
And a lot of Fancy Articles. Dec 22
Furniture, Malts, Wagons, Harness, Cows.
By Francis Lance & Son.
WILL be sold, THIS DAY, December 22,
at lol o'clock, at the residenco in Senate
street, nearly opposite Dr. Shand's
A variety of well-kept Household and
Kitchen FURNITURE, consisting of :
Bureaus, Mahoganv and Cane-seat
Chairs, Sofas, Lounges, Marble-top Wash?
stands and Tables, Mirrors, Brussels Car?
pets, Dish Covers, Lead Pipe, Cooking
Utonsils aud numerous other articles.
A very handsome set of Parlor Furni?
2 good Milch Cows.
Wagons, Mules, Harness and a variety
of other things.
Unlimited articles received up to 10
o'clock on day of sale. Dec 22 4*
Ex -parte Melvin M. Sams et lix et al.
IN EQUITY-RICHLAND DISTRICT.
IN pursuance of thc order of thc Court of
Equity in this case, I will sell, before
the Court House, in the city of Columbia,
on the 1st MONDAY in Januarv next, at
10 o'clock a. m., all that two lots "of LAND,
situate in the city of Columbia, butting
and bounding towards the North on -
Waring's lots, towards the South on Chas.
Black's lot, towards the Easton ?, of Dr.
Samuel Fair, and towards the West on Ri?
chardson (otherwise called Main) street;
measuring in front on Richardson street
about 5? feet, more or less, and in depth
about 208 feet, with an alley-way between
the two lots, extending the whole depth of
the lots; which, if the lots are sold to dif?
ferent purchasers, will be in common to the
two lots. Upon tho lots-were two commo?
dious stores, destroyed bv fire, thc bricks
bein^ still upon them. These lots are ad?
mirably situated for business.
TERMS.-Two-thirds cash; thc balanco at
the expiration of one year from the day of
sale; to be secured by bond and mortgage
of the premises, with interest payable an?
nually until the whole debt has been paid.
Purchasers to pay for paper*
D. B. DESAUSSURE,
Commissioner in Equity Richland Dist.
Dec lo mf
IN EQUITY-YORK DISTRICT.
Robert Bell and wife and others vs. Wm.
Ardroy.-Hill for Partition.
IN obedience to the decree of thc Court
of Equity mad? in this case, I will sell,
at York Court House, on tlie FIRST MON?
DAY in January next, a TRACT of LAND,
situate in York District, on Sugar Crock,
hounded bv lands of J. T. Withers, Eliza
Stewart and D. G. Bennet, and containing
four hundred acres, ne nv or less. This is
a most desirable and highly productivo
Tr.KMS or SALT.. A sufficiency of cash to
pav the costs of these proceedings; tho
balance of ihe purchase money on a credit
of ono and two years, in equal instalments,
with interest from the day of sale, and
secured by the bond of the purchaser, with
good sureties and a mortgage of the pro?
mises. W. B. METTS, C. E. Y. D.
RICHLAND DISTRICT-IN EQUITY.
John Logan, George W. Glenn, et ux et al.,
vs. Rufus J. Reid, Joseph ('lippers, el lix
et al.- HUI for Salt- of heal Estate.
IN pursuance of thc order of tho Court
in tho above case, I will sell, on tho
FIRST MONDAY in January next, at 10
o'clock' a. m., at the ('nun House, in the
city of Columbia, S. C., two SQUARES OF
LAND in said city, containing four acres
each- uno lot bounded as follows: On tho
North, by Plain street; on tho East, by
Winn street; on the South, by Washington
street; on the West, by barnwell streot.
The other square, or lot, bounded as fol?
lows: On the North, by Blandingstreet; on
the South, by Taylor streot; on tho East,
hy Laurens street; ?nd on tho West, by
Ono of these squires is so situated as to
he a most eligible location for private resi?
dences; tho other squar?, opposito tho
depot of the Columbia and Charlotte Rad
road, is well situated for stores or business
establishments. These squares, or lots,
will beso sub-divided as to suit p uchasers,
as well those who sock investments as those'
who ch siro to provide themselves a com?
fortable home. A map, with the lots num?
bered, can be SC6Q ut my office.
TERMS.-One-fourth cash; balanco on a
credit of one, two and three years, with
interest payable annually until tho whole
debt be paid, secured bv bond and mort?
gage of the premises. Purchasers to pay
D. B. Di:SAUSSURE, C. E. R. D.
NOV 2H _ga
TWO LOTS at Elmwood Cemetery, Nos.
2 and 3, of square No. 4, 1,020 superfi?
cial feel. Inquire at tins olfice. Dec ll? ?