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Niw GUINEANS, December 28.-Throe po?
licemen were severely wounded on Christ?
mas day by a gang of excited negroes.
Some forty negroes wore arrested, most of
whom were armed.
In Western Texas the planters, farmers
and freedment are ecnorally makin j eon
tracts for the next year, "satisfactory to
both parties. In central Texas the pros
Sects aro not HO good, the planters being
iscouraged. On ?neb as thc sugar and
cotton plantations of Brazos, Colorado,
Correy, and other streams near the coast,
General Gregory is making a tour, address?
ing the freedmen, with a view to persuade
them to make contracts fer labor next
Early this month, at Jefferson, Texas,
the military rescued by force, in open Dis?
trict Court, from the sheriff, two treasury
agenta who where indicted by the grand
jury for swindling. The officer in com?
mand ordered the Provisional Judge o'
the court to releaso the agents, under a
threat of punishment if bo disobeyed, and
the Judge declined obeying thc order.
WASHINGTON January 1.-The War De?
partment this morning issued an order to
tho Provost Marshal to turn over the Old
Capitol prison temporarily to the Navy
Department, for the confinement of Captain
Sommes. The court has not yet boen fully
appointed for his trial. It* will be com?
menced on the 11th of January, and will
ait in ono of the rooms of th? Navy De?
Mr. Clement C. Clay, formerly United
States Senator from Alabama, more recent?
ly Confederate agent-in Canada, and at
present a prisoner at Fortress Monroe, has
recently been permitted by thc President
to receive a visit from his wife. Mrs. Clay
arrived at the Fortress on Thursday last,
and was soon admitted to an interview
with her husband in his prison. Our Fort?
ress Monroe correspondent states that she
was surprised to rind Mr. Clay in such
good health, his confinement hot appear?
ing to have injuriously affected him.
The health of Mr. Davis is also said to
Commander Winslow, formerly of thc
Kearsnge. has been ordered to the com?
mand of the Gulf squadron. Thc squadron
consists of twenty vessels, carrying 138
Mr. Raymond, of New York, has now cut
fully loose from the radical camp, and will
in future stand firmly by thc President's
pokey. He will carry with him a goodly
number of others.
From South America.
NEW YORK, December 31.-The steamer
Atlantic, from Aspinwall on the 22d, has
arrived. Sho brings California mails to
December 9th, and $870,000 in treasure.
The noWs from thc South Pacific is im
gDr tant. On the 28th of November, the
h iii an man-of-war Esmeralda captured
the Spanish gun-boat Convandego, having
on board the Spanish Admiral's correspon?
dence. The engagement lasted about naif
an hour. Fourteen Spaniards wei e wound?
ed and two killed.
The Esmeralda was uninjured. The
prisoners taken were tho commandant, 6ix
officers, and one hundred and ten men,
who were treated kindly by the authorities
and people. The commander of the Esme?
ralda was promoted to the rank of post
captain, andja subscription commenced to
present him with a sword of honor.
Though the Spanish admiral was only
forty miles off, lie was ignorant of the
capture until informed bv tho Chilian
papers three da vs-afterward.
The Chilians had also captured a launch
of the Spanish gun-boat Resoluecion. Tho
launch contained ono gun and forty men,
and was used for watching the movements
of vessels near tho shore. The Chibaos
had armed a small tow-boat called tho In?
dependence with two or three guns, < >ue
night she fell in with tho launch, which
fired at and ordered her to stop.. This was
done and the lights put out, when the
Spaniards soon jumped aboard and found
The news from other parts of South
America is unimportant.
Tho new Government of Peru promises
well. Several reforms have been initiated.
The Spanish Admiral Pareja was daily ex?
pected to ascertain it the Government will
conform to tho Spanish treaty, which is
Central American news is uninteresting.
The coffee crop of Salvador is estimated at
25,000 quintals. The cot ton crop is not a
tithe of last year's, owing to the ravages
of the army worm.
STRENGTH ANO WEAKNESS OF THE 11RITISH
Wo are gradually approaching a ques?
tion of vital importance to the efficiency of
the navy. Our iron-clad float has recently
been strengthened by successive addi?
tions, exhibiting an enormous increase of
defensive power, until at length we pos?
sess a vessel which may be expected to re?
sist even a shot of six hundred pounds.
The Hercules-one of Mr. Heed's ships -
is completely proof against a three-hun?
dred pounder, and will be so plated along
her water-line as to repel? a ball of twice
that weight. AH this time, however, we
have made little or no advance in the way
of offensive armament. Even the three"
huudred pounder gun is not actually re?
ceived into our service, so that our progress
is on the side of the ships alone. For this
there were good reasons. We cnn make
shins carry armor moro easily than we can
1 make them carry cannon. The sides of a
man-of-war are now as thick as the walls
of a feudal castle, and yet tho vessels are
as fleet and bouyant as ever; but when it
comes to mounting heavy guns upon these
batteries, we soon found ourselves check?
ed. It was thought a few years ago that
the sixty-eight pounder was about the
heaviest piece, that could be successfully
carried and worked in a ship's broadside.
This gun weighed ninety-five hundred
Leight, or about ten thousand ponuds; and
Americans are still of opinion that a
f twelve thousand pounds represents
Maximum of size admissablo .under
'rcumstances. Of course, they have
vier guns in use, but they carry
turrets, and so, it is said, must
proposal, however, opens another
It is proved that verv heavy
an be worked in turrets; hut it is
ed that turret-ships can be made
. thy or commodious vessels. More?
te have got some magnificent iron
constructed on the broadside princi
and if these cannot, by some means or
;, be made to carry batteries of
ve strength, they must either be ro
hstructed, or bc lost to the service alto?
gether. So it becomes of infinite impor?
tance to ascertain by practical experiment
whether guns above a certain weight can
br cannot bo carried in our first-rate iron?
clads, and what are the limits inrpos ?d
upon us in this arrangement. Great pro?
fessional authorities have asserted that
anv gun which can be carried in a turret
can be carried in a broadside; but the con
rary opinion has been strongly defended,
and is very widely entertained. Nothing,
it is obvious, can solve this question hut
experiment, and the experiment, we are
glad to say, wiT commence this morning.
Tho Minotaur is. or> ?t any rate, is in
tended to be, one of our finest iron-clads.
She waa designed ES nn improvement on
the Warrior herself, and it happens that
she may be seen, beautifully modelled, in
the South Kensington Museum. But it is
still a question whether this noble ship can
carrv such guns ns would be required to
r der her battery effective, and according?
ly she will put to sea to-day to make trial
of her capacities. #?.**?
That these new twelve ton guns eau be
carried in turrets is beyond a doubt; but
then it has never been ascertained whether
turret ships can be mado good sea-going
vessels. We have reason to believe, on tho
other hand, that thc Minotaur is as good a
vessel as au iron-clad can be; but then wo
do not know that sho can carry twelve ton
guns. If she fails to do so "we shall have
to invert tho experiment, and send out a
turret shin to see whether she is sea?
worthy and habitable. * * * *
Many-indeed most-American ships carry
eight ton, or, as they are called, eleven
inch guns, but they aro mounted on pivots.
This was the gun with which the Kearsarge
sunk the Alabama, and which did such
good service in other actions of the war.
Wc could mount such guns on pivots, too;
but that principle would only bring us
lound to the turret in the end, for a turret
gnu is a pivot gun protected.
It must not bo forgotten that this ship
which is now to be thus tested represents
the first and most poworful class of our
new licet. The powers of Mr. Reed's
vesseis remain still to bc shown, but at
present, tho Minotaur herself, the Agin?
court, tlic Northumberland, the Achilles,
thc Black Prince and thc Warrior are our
six first rates. These are the specimens
in which our iron-clad fleet surpasses the
fleets of other countries, and it is, there?
fore, of no slight importance to discover,
if possible, some method of arming them
with thc moat powerful guns known. The
experiments now to bc commenced will
illustrate thc question for us, though they
will not exactly decide it. lt will bc dis?
couraging if the results toll against all the
gun carriages alike, but still tho resources
of our inventors may not have been ex?
hausted in these three models. All we
know at present, is, that before our best
ships can carry the best guns, some new
mechanism must bo devised. The ap?
proaching experiments will represent the
hrst essays in this direction, but, what?
ever the result, wo should be very surry to
regard them as the last.
[ London Times, Dec. 12.
MK. STANSFKLD's TB?BTJTE TO AMERICA.
At a reform meeting held at Halifax,
(.England,) December ll, Mr. Stansfeld,
M. P., formerly a member of Lord Palmer?
ston's ministry, said: It was not the least
of the merits of the late Parliament that
it had succeeded in preserving this country
in conditions of neutrality and peace with
the people of thc United States, when there
might have been thc danger of being drag?
ged into a war, and on the side of the slave?
holder, (applause,) these men who were
our brethren; men who had shown their
capacity for using gigantic Efforts and
making gigantic sacriliccs to preserve, as
they had preserved, thc integrity of a
re-united country, and who had shown in
tho hour of their victory a clemency such
as the world had never before witnessed.
(Cheers.) That people had shown an
example to all the monarchies of thc Old
World-a capacity of returning to all the
conditions ol" peaee hy the disbanding of
their naval and military forces, retrench?
ing their expenditure and admitting the
rights even of those they had conquered.
Tnis no other nation in thc world had aa
yet approached in its history. (Applause. )
PRESIDENT JOHNSON AND TUE RADICALS.
Events are now transpiring in the other
hemisphere, fraught with the destiny of a
gallant race, and important to all the
civilized natirffrs of the world. On Mon?
day week, the Congress of tho United
States assembled at Washington, and the
contest between conservatism ami radical?
ism has by this time been decided. The
President, with a true magnanimity, gene?
rosity and statesmanship for which we
accord him tho greater credit as our first
impressions were against bim. had de?
termined to reconstruct the Union and
once more to form a united sisterhood of
States. His measures for insuring this
grand result, and for blotting ?mt in happy
forgetfulness the sad scenes of tho past"
were based upon a thorough knowledge of
human nature. * * * *
Tue attempt of the Northern radicals in
Congress to gain their object by a perver?
sion of th? constitution, is an effort to ac?
complish by trickery and fortuitous cir?
cumstances the complete annihilation of
political power in the nanda of the Southern
whites, and its transfer nominally to the
debaaed freed slaves, but really to the
military satraps and other ofiieials which
the greedv North will send down to pres?
upon an already impoverished and oppress?
ed people. 1h*e test has been made, and
we shall soon learn whether the President
standa bia ground in favor of the cons'.itu
tion and tin- equality of the Southern
whites, or whether, bending beneath the
power which threatens him, he has con?
sented to place the victims in thc banda of
a blood-thirsty faction. * * *
The return of" the Southern States to Con?
gress would put the radicals in a minority,
and they are unwilling to yield the power
which they have held for four years.
* *? * * They aro thu red republicans
of the French Revolution in a new guise,
and their success must bring co in inercia!
disasters upon their own country, the
reflex wave of which will sweep upon us
and bring misfortune in its train. Every
thinking man must cast his wishes in the
scale of tliat policy which would bring
peace and prosperity, and we cannot but
hope that Providence may in some wav
avert the dangers looking up in such
grand proportions, and may give to Presi?
dent Johnson the moral courage to resist
and thc power to overcome the dangerous
faction, which will ruin the United States
and involve other countries in war, if its
policy of hate and plunder and revenge
can bo carried out.-London 1'ost, Dee. 12.
WILMINGTON, January 2.-A small lot of
middling cotton sold, to-day, at -Ile.; small
sales crude turpentine, at $3.11); 78 bbla.
tar, at $'2.3;); 115 bbla. common rosin, at $5.
RICHMOND, January 2.-The following
aro the quotations for South Carolina
bank notes: Bank of Camden, 40c; Charles?
ton, 20: Chester, 20; G^irgetown, 20; Ham?
burg, 20; Newberry, 25; South Carolina,
18; Statcof South Carolina, 20; Commer?
cial Bank, Columbia, 18; Exchange Bank,
Columbia, 10; Farmers' and Exchange, 10;
Merchants', Cheraw, 20; People's Bank,
45; Planters' Bank, 20; Planters' and Me?
chanics" Bank, 25; South-western Rail?
road Bank, 30; State Bank, 10; Union
Bank, ?0. (
I TORT OF CHARLESTON, JAN. \.
j Steamship Emily B. Sonder, New York,
j Steamship Isahella, Waniborsie, Baltimore.
WENT TO SEA YESTERDAY.
Steamship Granada, Baxter, New York.
Steamship Herman Livingston, New York.
Brig Rolerson, Scott, Boston.
Scnr. Hiawatha, Ingraham, Boston.
DP Koa CHARLESTON.
Sehr. Mary B. Semera, Baltimore, Dec. 29.
Sehr. Sedona, Simons, Baltimore, Dec. 2'J.
Tn contrast with, the radical pres?
of the North, whose editors would
undertake to regulate and give new
birth and new ideas to the minds oi
men at the South, we publish the
following sensible remarks.from the
New York Post:
The rebellion in the Southern
States was crushed ; the rebel armies
were scattered and disarmed ; the
people have returned to their homes,
under oath to make no further re?
sistance to the "supreme laws of the
land, " but to be henceforth peaceable
citizens. They claim that it is their
intention to keep this oath ; and they
add that they do it cheerfully. Their
leading men exhort them to attend
to their private affairs, and to submit
honestly to the penalties of defeat.
Now, to ask more of them at present,
to ask that they shall be proud and
glad of their defeat, is to forget the
nature of men's minds and hearts ; it
is to demand impossibilities. By and
by, we trust, the whole South will be
convinced that the failure of the rebel?
lion was for the best interests of the
Southern people. For the present,
we may be reasonably contented with
their submission to the laws, and
need not stop to inquire about their
We have a right to demand that RC
long as they remain in the country
they shall obey the laws, keep the
peace, and respect the rights of ah
other men; but we have no right tc
demand that they shall like or admire
the laws. Still less have we a righi
to impose upon them, as a conditio?
to their enjoyment of the benefits ol
the laws, that they shall adopt our
own moral conclusions. We may sav
to them that they must obey the lawi
already made; we may insist upon it
that their own Laws shall conform tc
the supreme law of the land; anc
that they shall adopt no institution:
inconsistent with Republicanism
which is a guaranty to every membei
of society of his personal and civi
rights; but to make it a" sine qua no?
that they shall think and feel upor
all political and social questions ir
the same strain that we do, is both !
moral and a practical absurdity.
SERIOUS POISONING CASE-Six PER
SONS THE VICTIMS.-A melancholy
case of poisoning occurred at No
2,310 Spring Garden street yesterday
morning, by which six persons wen
the victims. It appears that Patricl
McLaughlin, his wife, two childrer
and his nephew and niece partook o
breakfast at different times durinj
the morning, and each one was takei
j seriously ill within two hours after
wards. Some two or three physician
were immediately sent for, who, upoi
j arriving at the house and examiniuj
i the sick persons* pronouncing1 thei
illness to have been occasioned b;
poison. Mr. McLaughlin, who wa
the hist to eat breakfast, was the mos
seriously affected, being unable ti
speak for several hours subsequent
, lt was thought at first that he waul
not recover, but he gradually becam
better, and last evening was prc
nounced out of danger. The othe
five suffered somewhat during th
early part of the day, but at no tim
were considered dangerously ill. Be
sides McLaughlin and wife, the vi<
tims are Margaret, aged nineteer
and Michael, aged seventeen, the:
children ; also, James McLaughlir
aged twenty-one, and Jane McDevit
aged twenty-three, their nephew an
j niece. James, after eatingbreakfas
had proceeded to his work, but, bi
I ing taken sick, was obliged to retnr
horne. A younger son of Mr. M>
Laughlin escaped the poison. B
did not get up till some of the othe:
I were taken sick, and being obliged 1
go for a doctor, was prevented fro
I eating his breakfast. The poisonir
is supposed to have resulted from tl
coffee which they all drank durir
the morning meal. Whether it r
suited from the coffee itself or fro
! an ingredient placed within it, is y
to be developed. A portion of tl
i coffee-grounds was taken by one
the physicians to be analyzed. Tl
affair created quite a sensation in tl
neighborhood.-Philadelph ia Press
CANADIANS BECOMING AMERICANS.
It is not merely the European en
grants who have arrived at Canadi;
ports during tho year, that have mc
ed almost en masse to the Unit
: States as settlers, but the old tir
residents of both Canadas, of bo
the French and English stocks, ha
been migrating thitherward, or rat!
! westward, in huge numbers. Soi
j of the districts ure almost depopul
i ed, and many of the cities are larg<
! depleted. The emigration is tc
j great extent, of course, from t
! young and enterprising classes, w
see better opportunities and bet
\ prospects in the United States th
: in Canada. A good share of tin
! are going to our Southern cities,
to take a part in cotton plantii
from which such large returns ?
certain. They will find room, abi
dance and welcome in any part
fc this great country, and can find i
mate or occupation to suit any fan
THE DEFALCATION XS NEW Yo]
Dr. Bradford, the public adminisi
tor in New York City, is a defaul
to an amount between thirty-f
thousand and forty thousand dolln
which was lost in stock speculatio
' He has published a letter confess
! the defalcation, and ha'- made
? assignment of his own and wife's j
j perty to cover the loss. His tern
j office is just about expiring.
SOUTHERN SPIRIT.-There are many
(aaya the Louisville Courier) who
will not or cannot appreciate or un?
derstand the high-toned manliness j
and unbending courage exhibited by
the Southern people in their defeat.
They looked for cowardly and cring?
ing submission; a bending of the
supple knee and a bowing of the
haughty crest. They are disappoint?
ed that they do not find these things.
The Confederate, though overwhelm?
ed by numbers and completely sub?
jugated, does not forget his manhood
or lick the hand that smote him.
This has of course excited surprise in
the minds of those whose slavish
spirits would not have sustained them
under such calamities, and they are
indignant that we do not act as they
feel and know they would act if simi?
larly situated. Some Northern men,
we are glad to see, can appreciate the
feelings and conduct of the Southern
masses. Among them is Henry "Ward
Beecher, who, in a recent speech,
' 'Those flashes of Southern senti?
ment, bitter editorials and tossing
heads, are not surprising when we
think of the scourge that has swept
over them-that a proud spirit has
been obliged to confess defeat at the
hands of men they despised-that
their property has been swept away
their sons slain-they reduced from
affluence to beggary. When I think
of this, the wonder is that they are as
temperate as they are. Considering
their fearful defeat and humiliated
position, I think they have behaved
well. It may not be fashionable, but
I honor them for the feehng they ex?
THE CONTRAST.-A Texan editor,
on his travels, writes a graphic and
very interesting letter to the Galves?
ton News, from which we extract the
following paragraph :
Morning on the Mississippi ! The
sun is glorious, as the little white fog
fleeces are drank up by his beams.
Look out upon the stately mansions,
the great piles of sugar mills and the
villages of white cottages where the
slave resided and grew sleek and
happy. Where is he now? I look in
vaih for the long lines of the cheerful
darkies streaming out at this hour of
the morning, singing the choral chant
that once spoke of their careless hap?
piness. The fields are full of weeds
-no smoke from the quarters, and -.
the doors are shut. Whither have
they gone? AU is silence and deso?
lation. What mean those solitary
chimney stacks, those half fallen
walls of brick, the rugged shrubbery
and fenceless gardens? Ah! the de?
stroyer has been here. The shave has
had his shackles stricken off, and he
has gone forth to freedom-nakedness
and death. The torch has swept his
master's house, but not by his hand
applied, yet by his holy liberator.
His master's family driven into exile
and want; his home and associations
broken up, and he introduced, with
hallelujahs, to starvation and wretch
I edness. This sunshine only mocks the
ruin on those once happy shores.
HEAVY COTTON* MOVEMENT.-The
week's exports of cotton from this
port have been unusually extensive,
having amounted to 13,596 bales,
representing a currency value of
83,165,479. Included in the exports
have been to .Liverpool, 13,097 bales,
valued at $109,254. There is an
estimated stock of all kinds available
at this port of 205,000 bales. The re?
ceipts at this port thus far this month
have been quite . liberal, having
amounted to 77,000 bales, making
the total arrivals here since Septem?
ber, 1,391,800 bales.
?New York Herald.
A HARD CASE.-In 18G1, when the
Confederate first supereeded the
United States Government in these
parts, the money in possession of the
late William E. Bass, the then post?
master, was (as was generally the case
throughout the South) turned over
to the Confederate authorities. We
learn that the restoration of Federal
authority renews the obligations of
the gentlemen who were Mr. Bass'
endorsers for the amount so disposed
of, and the sum-about $6,000-will
I have to be paid by three of our citi
I zens.-Petersburg Index.
APPLICATION FOR THE PARDON OF
KETCHEM.-Horace Greeley, George
Opdyke, David Dudley Field and
William E. Dodge were in this city a
few days since to urge upon Governor
Fenton the pardon of young Ketch
um. They were fortified by letters
from Chief Justice Chase, and others
prominent in national politics. The
persons injured by Ketchnm, and all
the creditors concerned, with one
exception, unite, it is said, in urging
a pardon. The '?pressure" brought
to bear upon the Governor in the
: matter is veiw great.-Albany Argus.
Despatches from Washington of the j
j 2d say that it has been erroneously
' stated that France and the United
States had arrived at an understand
- ing with reference to the withdrawal
of the French troops from Mexico,
although it is known here in diplo?
matic circles that Napoleon is soliei
tious of doing so, but is prevented by
the fact that Maximilian has not paid
the money promised by treaty for
their continuance in Mexico.
PARDON OF GOVERNOR GRAHAM.
The Raleigh Sentinel, of the 28th ult,
. brings us the gratifying intelligence
! that thc President of the United
j States has pardoned William A. Gra?
ham, Senator elect from North Caro
England lias got an infinitesimal
revolution close at borne. The little
island of Lundy, celebrated for its
granite, refuses to let any sheriff's
officers and policemen land on its
A Washington despatch says that
Speaker Colfax is looming up as the
most available Republican candidate
for tho next Presidency.
The winter has been extraordinarily
cold in Russia. A man froze to death
in the streets of Odessa.
The Atlantic cable company intend
to lay another wire and rttempt to
recover the old one next .J une.
Portugal, by attempting to legalize
civil marriages, has brought the
thunders of the church about its ears.
On thc 2d inst., at the bride's residence,
hy Kev. Dr. Reynolds, Mr. W. D. STAR
LING to Miss C. POPE, both of this city.
DR. A. N. TALLEY
HAS REMOVED to thc cottage on Pick
ens street recently occupied bv Mr.
Isiekerson, opposite the* Drus: Store of Dr.
C. H. Miot._ .TimGS*
Selling Off! Selling Off!
DREGS, MEDICINES, SOAPS and
??FANCY ARTICLES, for sale at COST
j"5f PRICE, for a few days longer, bv
?fi. Dn. P. MELVIN COHEN,
Pickens street, head of Lady street.
Jan 6 1
True Brotherhood Lodge No. 847"
A CALLED communication of
this Lodge will be held THIS EVEN?
ING, Gth inst., at 7 o'clock, at Odd
Fellow's' Hall. Bv order of tbr W. M.
Jan 6 1 D.'P. McDONALD, Sec'y
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, January 5, 1806.
BY order of thc City Council,'delinquent
TAX-PAYEI1S will be allowed till the
loth inst, to make returns and pay their
dues for the past year of 1865. After that
date, all such claims held by the city will
bo put in tho hands of the Sheriff for col?
lection. F. H. ELMORE, City Clerk.
1PIPE PURE HOLLAND OIN", just re?
ceived and for sale by the bettie and
Jan 6 1 Bedell's Row.
NEW YOUR PIG HIMS !
FOR sale at CANTWELL'S,
Jan 6 1 Bedtll's Row.
ALARGE supply of
Brass-bound BUC K STS.
BROOMS, A-c. For sale low for cash at
Jan 6_ _1_
WE have just received j
from first hands:
^^?jje- a CORN SHELLERS, I
irrfljfc? > ttl 11 ' ' ' A CUTTERS, ('urn
?SSSsBSSSS^MILLS and PLOWS, in ?
addition to a well-selected stock of Family
GROCERIES, Shelf HARDWARE. PO I'- !
WARE, TINWARE, CROCKERY WARE,
Ac. All of which will bo sold VERY LOW |
We respectfully solicit a liberal share of !
patronage from mir friends and the public
generally. HUFFMAN Av PRICE.
Corner of Main and Lumber streets, j
Jan 5 Imo* Columbia, S. C.
POM ARIA. NURSERIES, j
THE subscriber returns his thanks to
his patrons, and will be happy to fur- !
nish FRUIT TREES, of all the choicest j
varieties, adapted to our climate.
Apples, Poaches and Nectarines, at 30 to ,
50 cents; Pears, Plums, Cherries, Apricots, j
75c. to tl; Evergreens, Roses, Grape Vines, j
of choice kinds; English Walnuts; Spanish ;
Marron Chcsnuts; Figs and Ever-bearing
Mulberries; Asparagus and Horse Radish
Roots, Ac.; Macartney Rose and Osage
Orange, for hedges.
Descriptivo Catalogue, with directions
for planting, sent to all post-paid appli
cants. Dr. C. II. MIOT, Columbia, is my
agent. Address WM. SUMMER,
Jan 2 tis Pomaria, S. C.
DR. B. W. TAYLOR
OFFERS his professional services to tho j
citizens of Columbia and its vicinity.
Residence corner of Pickens and Senate
streets._Jan 1 Imo* ;
Sup'ts Office, Charlotte & S. C. R. R., ]
COLUMBIA, S. C., JANI AUY 1, 1866. j
nrnSfflSEK] ONE HUNDRED LA
j^gj"BggHKBORERS wanted, to work
on the track. Applv to WILLIAM REY- ;
NOLDS, Section Master, at the Depot. j
Jan 3_JAS. ANDERSON, Sup't.
TABLE AMI POCKET l'I TLEBV ! i
JUST received and for sale LOW by
FISHER & LOWRANCE.
Jan 2 Imo*
WE have this dav REDUCED OUR !
PRICES for SUGARS and many
other articles; and aro daily receiving addi?
tions to our stock of
BOOTS, SHOES and DR\ GOODS,
Which wo offer as low as t hey can bo bought
elsewhere. FISHER A LOWRANCE.
FOR SALE OR RENT,
A DWELLING HOUSE, containing
eight rooms, situated two miles from
_.Columbia, on thc Camden Road. On
the premises are a carriage hou<e, stable,
barn and all necessary out-houses. Th.
lot contains 180 acres, wooded. Apply to
BENJ. T. DENT,
De? 13 At the Market.
By Darbee & Walter.
WE will sell, at oar Mart, THIS DAY, at 9A
o'clock, the follow-in.?: articles:
Bedstead, Mattresses, Feather Beds,
Counterpanes, Blankets, Tables,
Washstands, Chah* Tresses, Cook Stoves,
Lounges, Crockery, vjlassware,
Ladies' and Men's Shoes,
Flannels, Alpacas, Clothing-,
Hats, Jot Hosiery.
Wagons, Buggies, Sewing Machines.
Sales positive and without roserve.
Jan 6 1_.
Horses, Wagons and Harness.
BY JAMES G. GIBBES.
C. F. HARRISON, AUCTIONEER.
I WILL sell, THIS MORNING, 6th, at 101
o clock, ?'i fron! of my store,
1 Saddle and Draft Horse."
1 " Pony.
1 Two or Three-noise Wagon.
Several articles Furniture, Groceries, &c.
Unlimited articles received until 10
o'ch -k._ _____ Jan 6 1
Large and Atl rael ive Sale of Hardware,
furniture, Crockery, K?chen Utensils, <fcc.
BY JAMES G. GIBBES.
CHARLES F. HARRISON, AUCTIONEER.
TIIL' attention of the public is respeetfnlly
called to the following list of articles,
being tho^ outfit of a famiiv declining
house-keeping, to be sold on TUESDAY,
JANUARY 7, at the residence, on Rich?
ardson street, several squares below the
2 Pianos, GA octave; Mahogany and Vel?
vet set, consisting of 2 Sofas, 2 Arm Chairs,
G Chairs, Ottoman?, Mahogany and Mohair
Sofas, Chniis, etc.; Marble-top, Pier and
other Tables, Washstands, ?Bureaus, Plain
Bureaus, otc. *|f Secretaries. Book Cases,
Wardrobes, Bedsteads and Bedding, What
Nots, Extension. Din li-g Tallie, Brussels
and Ingrain Carpets, Crockery, Window
Shades, Safes, Cooking and Parlor Stoves,
Cooking Utensils, Copper Kettles, Corn
Mills, and numerous other articles neces?
sary to housekeepers.
N. B. The house, containing eight rooms
and necessary oat-buildings, suitable for
one or two families, is offered for rent.
Jan 6 3
Handsome Dwellings and Valuable
Vacant Lots at Private Sale.
THE new and handsome TWO-STORY
DWELLING on thc corner of Riehlaad
and (Jatos streets. The house contains 12
rooms, well arranged. The lot is ono acre.
The out-buildings areample.
A Two-story DWELLING on the East
side of Henderson street, between Gervais
and Senate streets. Tuc house contains 8
rooms; the lot one-third of an acre. Thero
are ou the lot kitchen, carriage house,
smoke house, Ac.
2 BUILDING LOTS on the East side of
Main street, between Laurel and Richland
streets, fronting on Main street 52 feet
each by 313 feet deep. These lots are ad?
mirably located for business, and will bo
sold together if desired. For terms, &c.,
apply to A. R. PHILLIPS,
Jan 6 sw Com. Agent, Davis' Alley.
MASONIC- FEMALE COLLEGE,
COKESBC RY, S, C.
'THE exercises of this iiftti
tution W_ be resumed thc first
fe WEDNESDAY, in Febrnarv.
fl The services^* th? Rev. T. _.
"^Wannamaker, late of tho Co?
lumbia Female Ooi'egc, have
been secured as President. H'v' will be
assisted by an able and comp?tent! corps of
The standard shall be as high as\an f in?
stitution in the State.
A omtia?%etavy completion of t
collegiate course will bo require"
diploma is conferred.
Special attention paid to compositions.
Tnere will be no difficulty in securing
good board at reasonable rates.
For further information, apply to
F. F. GARY,
Secretary of tho Board of Trustees.
Jan G 2
off ICE ix correy TOWN,
COLUMBIA, S- O.
WILL store or attend to the forwarding
of COTTON, PRODUCE, FURNI?
TURE and GOODS entrusted to their care.
Will also sell HORSES, MULES, CAT?
We pledge ourselves to use every endea?
vor to promote the welfare of those who
mav favor us with their patronage.
J. M. CRAWFORD. L. P. MILLER.
?3~ Charleston News, Newberry Herald,
Winnsboro News, Chester Standard, Abbe?
ville Banner, Anderson Intelligencer and
Greenville Mountaineer will publish two
weeks, and forward bills. Dec 30
Plantations to Kent.
ON the 1st MONDAY in February, at Co?
lumbia, by order of the Executor of
the late James O'Hanlon, will he disposed
of to the highest approved bidder, the
LAND oelouging to said estate, for the
year 18GG. ana known as the Singleton and
Log Cast.t Tracts.- They are superior pot
ton and gram lands. "^"0 or 70 hand/ 1
bc advantageously e m p'T?oyed^ontl/
gleton place, and alu. , JW ________
Castle. t Wr. A. LS^^^^^^^^p
NEXfMA UK ET
Ki 1 rs ci ?nstantlv on hand aiuUt_BBg
of Family GROCERIES and PRCSES
Sa ?NS. ALSO,
FANCY ARTICLES, &c.
Dec 28 10
Wanted to E re.
ACOMPETENT NUB for a child a
year old; white or colored.
A first-rate House servant.
; A first-rate Chambermaid,
j Tho best recommendations required
! Ap )ly at this office._Dec 21
irr A. HARRIS, Agent to Purchase or
W . Si ll Real Estate. Prompt attention
given to any business entrusted to hi
carr. Oftice," tor the present, at his resi
.lenee, corner Gervais and Bull streets
< Columbia, S. C. Dec. 3