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BY U. A. SELBY. COLUMBIA, S. C., SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 24, 1805. VOL. I-NO. 230.
PUBLISHED DAI LT AND TBI-WBXKXY,
BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
BT A TE PRINTER.
TERMS- INAD VANCE.
Inserten at $1 per square for the first in?
sertion, and 75 cents for each subsequent.
The "Washington Korrespondent of
the Baltimore Sun saj's :
A prominent Western Republican
Congressman "will this week introduce
a series of resolutions in favor of ad?
mitting all the Southern representa?
tives who can take the test oath and
whose States have abolished slavery
and repudiated the rebel war debt ;
also declaring that the right of suf?
frage should be regulated by the
The President's policy, looking to
the early election of a Senator in
Georgia, and while approving the act
of Governor Johnson, recommend?
ing him to leave the subject of com?
missioning Congressmen to the Gov?
ernor elect by the people-Mr. Jen?
kins^-shows that he is not going to
take any step backward in his line of
procedure. "When Southern States
come up fairly and squarely in sub?
stance to the positions he has sug?
gested to them in the character of an
Executive, who counsels on all hands
Union, conciliation and concession
in consistence with the iron logic of
events, he will unquestionably stand
by them and for them, ?ts he has done
This being the policy of Ute Gov?
ernment or administration, ft must
begin to be practically utilized early
after Christmas. But if the joint
committee should prove to be the
grave of such matters-if from them
there shall proceed no voice nor sign,
then the President's policy will be
wrecked for the time ; and if for the
time or the next session, then possi?
bly until after the Presidential elec?
tion, or perhaps forever.
I nm far from disinclined to do the
justice to Speaker Colfax of saying,
that in constituting the House por?
tion of the joint committee upon the
representation of the Southern States,
that he has so designated them as to
give a preponderance against the ex?
treme ideas of Stevens, Stunner k
Messrs. Stevens and Boutwell are
very ultra-Mr. Bingham not alto?
gether so. Mr. Conkling, probably,
" less* radi cal still. Mr. Morrill, being
a rational practical man, much may
be expected of him. Mr. Wiishbnrne
is openly fur the admission of the
Tennessee members, and he, tis the
head of a North-western party that
dislikes the New England ascendancy
in committees and in policy, and also
as the close friend of General Grant,
who is humane and liberal in his
views, will, probably, go to a con?
siderable extent for the Southern
representatives. It will be remem?
bered that his brother, General Wash
burne, is generous ?ind liberal in his
i views. Mr. Blow is said to be con?
servative, and Messrs. Bogers and
Glider certainly are. This view is
rather couleur di? rose, but let us hope
for the best.
To-morrow we will probably hoar
the announcement of the Senate
committee, ?ind then we caa the bet?
ter see how tilings ?ire drifting.
Speaker Colfax luis made an utter?
ance on tlie subject which we. can
commend as being ss susceptible of
two interpr?tations as the responses
of any oracle of ancient Greece. In
a speech made in Baltimore hist Fri?
day niglit he said :
In the minds of all, tin; foremost
Subject of thought-the policy ol
reconstruction-requires some atten?
tion. I would say, ?is was written by
tho great dramatist,
"If'twere done ?ben 'tis done,
Then 'twere well it \v<-re done quickly.''
If we are certain that it were weil
k . dime when 'tis done, then 'twer<
Bf well if it were done quickly. But i:
& it were not well done when 'tis done,
^ then we should make hast?! slowly.
[General applause. ]
For the Little Ones.
THE NIGHT BEFORE*
'Twas tho night before Christmas, when all
throngh tho honse
Kot a creatnro was utirring, not oren a
Tile stockings were hung by the chimney
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be
Tho children were nestled all snug in their
?While visions of sugar-plums danced in
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my
Had just nettled our brains for a long win?
ter's nap; >
When out on the lawn there arose such a
I sprang from the bod to eoe what was tho
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects be?
When, what to my wondering eyes should
a pp? ar,
But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny rein?
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
Hore rapid than eagles his coursers the y
And he whistled, and shouted, and called
them by name.
"Now, Dasher! now. Dancer! now, Prancer!
On, Comet! on, Cupid! on, Dunder and
To tho top of the porch! to the top of the
Now dash awav! dash awav! dash awav
As cl rv leaves that before the Mid burri
When tin y meet with an obstacle, mount
to t??e sky;
i So up to the house-top the coursers the*
! With the sleigh full of tovS,and St. Nicho
i las, too.
; And then, in a twinkling, I heard on tho
I The prancing and pawing of each little
As I drew in my brad, and wa* turning
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with
I a bound,
lb- was dressed all in fur from his head to
And his clothes wen.? all tarnished with
as\rs and soot ;
A bundle of t >ys ho had flung on his back,
And In- looked like a peddler just opening
His eyes, now they twinkled! hi? dimples,
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a
His droll !iu!e month was drawn up like a
And thc heart] of his chin was as white as
Thc stump of a pipe be held tight in Ids
Ami the smoke it encircled his head like a
Ile bad a broad face and a little round,
That shook, when "ac laugh? d. like a bowl?
ful of jelly.
Ile was elmbbv and plump, a right jollv
And 1 laughed when I saw him, i:: -pile of
A wink of Ilia eye and a twist of hi-- head,
Soon gave mc to know I had nothing to
IL spoke not a word, bm weul straight to
An1, tilled all i::.- stockings; then turned
with a "jerk.
And. Pixing bis finger aside of his nose.
And giving a nod. up the chimney he rose;
Ile sprang to bis sleigh, to bis team gav
And away thev all Hew like tho down of a
btu I beard him exclaim, ere he drove out
"Happy Christmas ia all, and lo all a noa<\
For the Old Folks.
THE NIGHT &ETEB+
Twas the nif*ht after Christmas, when all
through the bouse,
Kvery soul was abed, and still as mouse;
The stockings, so lately St. Nicholas' caro,
Were emptied of all that was eatable there;
The darlings had duly been tucked in their
With very full stomachs and pains in their
I was dozing away in my new cotton cap,
And Nancy waa rather far gone in a nap,
When ont in the nursery aros? such a
I sprang from my sleep, crying " What is
I flew to each bed-side, still half in a doze,
Tore open tho curtains, and threw off the
While the light of tho taper served clearly
The piteous plight of those objects below,
For what to the father's fond oyo should
But the little palefaco of each sick little dear
For each pet that had crammed itself full
as a tick,
I knew ;n a moment now felt like Old Nick.
Their puises were rapid, their breathings
What their stomachs rejected, I'll mention
Now turkey, now staffing, plum pudding,
And custards, and crullers, and cranberry
Before outraged Nature, all went to thc
Yes, lollvpops, flopdoodle, dinner and a'.l.
Like pellets which urchins from pop-guns
Went figs, nuts and raisins, jam?, jelly
Till each error of diet was brought to my
To the shame of mamma and Santa Claus
I turned from thc sight, to my bed-room
And brought out a vial marked " Pull
When my Nancy exclaimed, for their suf?
ferings shocked her,
"Don't yon think von had better, love, run
foi- thc Doctor?"
IJran, and was scarcely back under my roof.
When 1 heard thc sharp clatter of old
I might say that 1 hardly had turned my?
When ts*?Doctor came into the room with
He was covered with mud from his head to
And thc suit he had on, was his very best
He bad hardlv had timo to put that on his
And he looked like a Falstaff, half fu Idled
His eyes how tlicy twinkled! Had the doc?
tor got un ITV?
His cheeks looked iiko Port and his breath
smelt of Sherry;
! tc hadn't been shaved for a fortnight or so.
And the heard on his chin wasn't white as
Put inspecting their tongues, in despite of
And drawing his watch from his waistcoat
henea t li.
He f.dt of each pulse, savin-, "Each little
Must get rid " - here h* laughed-"of tho
rest of that jolly."
I gazed on each chubbv, plump, sick lit?
And groaned when he said so, in spito of
Pu* a wink of his eye, when he physicked
Soon '.cave me to know I had nothing to
He didn't proscribe, but went straight
to his work.
And dosed all thc reit, gave his trowsera a
In adding directions while blowing his nose,
He buttoned ids cf at, from his chair ho
Th< a jumped in his gi:,', gave old Jalap a
And Jab.o da ?bed oft* as it pricked by a
But the Doctor exclaimed, ere bo drove
??nit or sight,
They'll he well by to-morrow-good night,
Jones, good night !
Look Here !
Only Five Days from New York !
TI NT to think .if the NICB THINGS
brough' outbv the Steamship Grenada,
expressiv for Christmas.
25 boxes choice MALAGA RAISINS.
25 .. TURKEY FIGS-fine.
IO .. Cl I RoN.
1,000 lbs. BENCH CANDIES.
200 lbs. CURRANTS, with any quantity
of SPK Es. at POLLARD'S, "
On Main stn. t, centre of old Brick Hange.
Dee 19 y-*
OH CE POST COMMISSARY,
? 1ST SrB-DisTincT OF WESTERN S. C.,
( ohimbi.t. S. C., Doc. 22, 1863. !
"VT? >TICE is hereby given that scaled pro- ?
; li posais will be rece'ved :ir tiiis office !
nii?il l o'clock p. m. ol' th<* :;ist instant, for
j tlio delivery of FRESH BEEP on tho .
block, ni sufficient quantities to Bupply
this Post. Thc Beef to bo delivered on ana i
after January l, 1866. All necessary in- ;
formation can bo obtained by bidders by
inquiring at the above named office, m the
( oil, ge ( :?mpus. Br order of
" B. V. HOWARD,
Lieut, u?tli Reg't 0. V. V. I., ami A. C. S. '
Norn JIG JES.
The State Fair Grounds Still to Rent.
NOT having received satisfactory pro?
posals heretofore, I propose now to
rent it to some responsible person within
the next week. Call at my office, corner of
Gates and Washington streets.
ORLANDO Z. BATES,
Chairman Committee on Streets.
Dec 22 3_
Houses and Lots and Building Lots
WILL bo sold, at private sale, TEN
HOUSES and LOTS and BUIbDING
LOTS, located in varions parts of the city;
say on . il -in. Laurel, Richland, Camden,
Wavna and Ladv atfeets. For particulars,
apply to * A. R. PHILLIPS,
Auction and Commission Agent.
Dec 19 5_ Davis" ARey.
FOR SALE OR RENT,
MA DWELLING HOUSE, containing
.iglit rooms, situated two miles from
Columbia, on th? Canden Hoad. On
the premises are a carriage hon3?, stable,
barn and all necessary out-houses. Th?
lot ??ataras ISO acras. wooded. Apply te
RE NJ. T. DENT,
D?? lt At the Mark?t.
If you Want a Comfortable and Con?
venient Residence fer youFFkiuiiy,
REM THE LATTA HOUSE !
Hgf THE abov? is located near the Char
-?---?".iotte Railroad Depot. The building is
divided into nine comfortable rooms, with
a piazza on all sides, and every conve?
nience in the house a family could desire.
On ihe premises ar? fine out-buildings,
such as Kitchens, Servants' Rooms, ?Sta?
bles, Carriage House, Ac.
The ground attached consists of Si acres
LAND, suitable for pasture and growing of
all kinds of grain; lin?* Vegetable Garden,
For terms, apply at the Auction Room of?
Messrs. LEVIN A PEIXOTTO, corner of
Assembly and Plain streets. Dec 14
OPENED THIS DAY, a new and beauti?
ful assortment of KEROSENE LAMPS,
for Stores, Parlors, Halls Rnd Chambers.
KEROSENE OIL, WICKS, CHIMNIEJS,
SHADES, Ac. W. B. STANLEY,
Dec 2 Cor??r Plain and Cake? ats.
HAVI NO taken charge of the above
HOTEL, and having thoroughly re?
fitted and refurnished it, 1 pledge myself,
after many years' experience in this busi?
ness, to furnish my guests with clean, com?
fortable rooms, and a table supplied at all .
times with the very best the markets afford, j
I am determined to spare no pains to
please ?nv patrons.
My HACKS from Abbeville to Washing-!
ton, (\w., wiil make daily connection with .
this House, affording to persons going ,
West and East a safe, comfortable and ex- !
peditious moans of conveyance. i
Persons desiring to go from Abbeville to
anv point of the country not accessible by !
public conveyance, can lind at my LIVERY
STABLES, for hire, Carriages,Baggies and
Saddle Hors. .-. P. S. RUTLEDGE. i
Abbeville C. H., December 12, 18C5.
Dec -1\ Imo j
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY,
[ESTABLISHED 16 19.]
Hon. W. . BESAUSSURE.President.
Dr. JOHN FISHER .-Tr asurer. ;
p. w. MCMASTER.?tuary. j
TS.: I IS Company has paid for lossc s to the |
J. widows and orphans >>f the South near
$100.OOO. [ts rates are low and profits
regularly retnrne.l t > the insurers. For
further information and policies of insur?
ance, applv t.. the Actuary, No. 5 Law
Range, Columbia, S. i\ 'Dec V) Imo*
BOOTS, SHOES AND LEATHER.
H. THE subscribers have jnsl received
la general assortment of BOOTS and
.SHOES, consisting nf*: Gent's Single
and Double-soled BOOTS, (Philadelphia
make,) Balmorals, Gaiters, Bootees, Bro
" ns Ac. Also, a line lot of the vervbest
Baltimore Oak Sole LEATHER. We will,
as usual, i ?.ike to order ail variet'ea of
Roots ami Shoes, of tho best material and
workmanship, for cash only -a rule from
which thors will bs no exception.
J. A A. OBITER,
Sumter st.. b?twcsn Richland and Laurel
Doc 7 lino*
Columbia Male Academy.
H. 8. THOMPSON, Instructor in Mathe?
matica, French and English Branches.
RICHARD FORD. Instructor in the Latin
and Greek Classic*.
THF, exercises of thin Acade?
my will be resumed ou the 8th
g.of January next. Pupils will
" bc prepared for admission into
any university or sol lego. The
course of study will include a
new and Improved .system of Rook-keep?
ing, and special advantages will be afforded
snell students as my desirv to fit them?
selves for mercantile life.
The scholastic year will be divided into
three terms of four months each. Tuition
at the rate of seventy-five ($75) dollars per
year for the Classics and French, and sixty
($60) dollars for tho English Brancnos,
payable at the beginning of each term.
Pupils who enter for less than a whole
term, will be charged at the abor? rates.
I>c 2? Imo*
o uEt. x> IE: R & ,
WILL BE AT THE STORE OF
C. S. JENKINS,
ASSEMBLY STREET, NEXT MARKET,
UPC 9 lr, ?
Just Received from New York
AND FOR SALE AT
L. C. CLARKE'S,
WASHING TON STREET,
ALARGE and fashionable assortment of
ORNAMENTS and TRIMMINGS for
Ladies' Dresses and Cloaks, consisting of
Bucles, Butterflies, Drops, Fancy Cords
and Buttons, of every description and size;
Breakfast Shawls, Central Park Hoods, In?
fant'* Socks, Ladies" Fancy Neck-Ties,
Ladies* Fancy Neck-Ti< s, with fringe, Dress
Elevators, Belt Ruckles and Clasps, Sill;
and Leather Belts, Belting Ribbons of all
colors and widths, Velvet Pibbon of all
widths. Ladies' Scarfs, Collars and Cuffs,
Traveling Bags. Ladies' Embroidered
Handkerchiefs, Ladies" L. c. Handker?
chiefs, (.'ont's ?. C. Handkerchiefs, ("cut's
Silk Handkerchiefs, Ladies' Glove? and
Gauntlets, Gent's Buck Gloves, Skirt braid
of nil colors, ('oat Bindings, Balmoral
Skirts, a large assortment of Hoon Skirts,
Ladies', Gent's, Youth's and Misses' Under
Vests, Rallies' Flannel Skirts. Ladies'
large Double Shawls; a fine assortment of
Perfumeries, Brown Windsor Soap, Tooth
Soap, J lilet Powder, Boxes and Pull's, Hair
Brushes and Combs, Nail Brushes; a fine
assortment of Dress Goods, at greatly
reduced prices- DeLaines, ?'lack and Col'd
Alpacas. Mcrinaes, Calicoes, Ac; Elad;
Cloth and Cassimeres, Fancv Cassimercs,
Blankets. Embrollas, .blue Shirtings, Pa
Iier Cambric. Linen, Black and Colored
)ress Silks. Marceline Silk. Ac. Dec (5
Greenville, S. C.
rilllE EXERCISES of this Institution
I will be resumed on th* 15th of Feb?
For Circular giving fnrther information,
application may be made n>
PaoF. JNO. P. LANNEAU,
Oct 23 57 Secretary of Faculty.
Charleston Courier. Augusta Chronicle A
Sentinel, Edgefield Advertiser, Newberry
Herald, and Yorkville Enquirer, please
souyuntil the 15th of January, and forward
Uills to t ho Secretary of Faeuitv, Greenville.
T, W. Radcliffe,
: >i'$ ^^^a rf Y
'Formt rf;/ al the Corner of Richardson and
Pla!ti Streets; mor ot ihr Corner of Pen
dicion and Assembly streets - his dwelling,)
OPP ERN evcrv artic'., in bis line, viz:
WATCHES', JEWELRY, GUNS, PIS?
TOLS, POWDER, SHOT. CAPS, CAR
FRIDGES for Smith's nod Wesson's Pie
.ols; KNIVES. FORKS,SPOONS;Spectach s
-to suit all ages; Gold Pons the best
issi, rt mr-nt ever brought to this place;
Fishing Tackle, new and rresh selected by
myself ; Hair ami Tooth I'rnslies, Combs,
Walking Canes and ever;, .bing usually
kept hi our linc of blisiuess.
I will als., receive from abroad evcrv arti?
lle of MERCHANDIZE that may be con?
signed to mc. for which I wiil make monthly
>r cjnarterly returns-soliciting a share of
Watches and Clocks carefully repaired by
experienced workmen. Jewelry repaired.
liing? made to order Engraving neatly
Th? highest rates paid for old Cold and
Si I ver. and all of tho above goods named
will li" 'old at th? lowest prices. Nov5