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1'or.TLAxu, January C.-Tho Moravian,
with Liverpool ?latea to the 23d, has ar?
Fenian trials and conviction? continue
President Johnson'? message gave re?
newed confidence in United Stati s stocks.
A very large amount of business has been
transacted in live-twenties, at advanced
The London Neu? says American secu?
rities continued to be imported in largo
amounts bv each steamer. Dnt for these
remittances, the amounts of specie from
America would bo much larger.
Frankfort advices state that since the
receipt of the message a most extensivo
business has taken' placo in American
.tocks, accompanied by a rise of 3^ per I
cent in two days. Thc German public
f;en era liv have resumed purchase in thom
br investment. ^
WASHINGTON, January 5.-In the Senate,
Mr. Sumner offered a petition from colored
people of tho State of Alabama, asking
Congress to secure their froedom to them.
Also, a petition from colored people of
Mississippi, asking tho right of uuf?rase.
Also, one from colored people of-Colorado,
protesting against the recognition of that
State on account of the radical injustice to
them in the recently adopted State Consti?
Mr. Williams introduced a joint resolu?
tion, submitting as an amendment to the
Constitution that no power shall exist in
Congress to provide for payment to any
person on account of the emancipation of
slavery in the United States, and noappro
f?riation of money shall ever be made by
aw of Congress for that purpose. Re?
ferred to the Judiciary Committee.
Mr. Foot introduced a bill authorizing
tho appointment of Solicitor for tho Navy
Department. Alse, a bill for thc appoint?
ment of Judge-Advocate General.
Mr. Trumbull introduced a bill to enlarge
the powers of thc Freedman's Bureau.
A resolution was adopted in the House,
having in'view the entire suppression of
polygamy in Utah.
Tho President's annual message was dis?
cussed. Mr. Spalding, of Ohio, made a
speech contending that Congress alone has
tue power to give vitality to the Southern
States. Ho pronounced false the charge
that the President would use his Execu?
tive patronage to compel Congressmen to
support his favorite policy. Mr. Spalding
mentioned various things which would
justify him in the work of reconstruction,
including negro suffrage, and a Constitu?
tional provision that.no person who, at any
time, had ever taken up arms against the
United States Government, should ever be
admitted to a seat in Congress.
Both Houses adjourned till Monday.
WASHINGTON, January 5.-Secretary Stan?
ton having officially notified the committee
.sf his declension to pronounce a eulogy on
ihe life and character of the lats President
Lincoln, another meeting has been called
lo select another person.
Thc Committee of Fifteen on Reconstruc?
tion propose to send a special commission
Soutn to enquire into the condition of
affairs, with the view of obtaining proper
Tlie Secretary of the Treasury, to-day,
decided to issue railroad bonus to the
Kansas and Leavenworth Railroad Com?
pany, on the second division of the road.
It is stated here that no Congressman
can hope for official favor or patronage in
at least two of the departments of the Go?
vernment, unless he shall declare for what
is termed the President's policy, lt is
being indignantly commented upon by
members here. Announcement? boldly
made in at least one of the departments
will, it. is believed, from the temper it has
evoked, work its own cure.
Mr. Hickey, for forty years chief clerk ol
the Senate, died at 4 o'clock tliis morning.
Judge Spalding, of Ohio, is making a
radical speech in the Committee of thc
Whole on the subject of reconstruction.
An important resolution was offered in
the House, providing that all public lands
in the Southern Status be thrown open to
actual settlers, according to thc decision of
the Land Commissioners. They are now
open to settlement by black as well as
Official documents show that the entire
number of men called out during the war
was nearly two millions.
WASHINGTON, January .-The Congres?
sional Committee of Reconstruction had a
meeting to-day and appointed Senators
Foasonden and Johnson and Representa?
tive Washburne, of Illinois, to wait on the
President, with whom they had an hour's
WASHINGTON, January 7.-Official news
from Chihuahua, up to tho 2d ult., has
been received. Juarez entered on a second
term as President without opposition.
Regeils has been appointed General-in
Chief, of thc central army, in place of
Ortega, assassinated by Maximilian.
NEW YORK, January 5.-A public meeting
in favor of the Monroe doctrine has been
called for Saturday night.
The Europa, hence for Liverpool to-day,
took out $1^8,000 in specie. Ex-president
Fillmore is among the passengers.
It is reported that a building in Jersey
City is lilied with arms and ammunition
for the Fenians, whose troubles are not vet
President Johnson's message was re?
ceived in Paris with feelings of relief and
gratification, especially the part relative to
The ship Mary Blades, boneo $>r Queens?
town, was abandoned, water-logged, De?
cember 24. The crew were all saved bv the
schooner Cornet, from Boston for Jackson?
ville, and a brig, name unknown. Seven
of the crew were transferred to the bark
Maria, and have arrived here. The captain,
mate, steward and carpenter remained on
the Colriiet, and three otiiers are on the
AUGUSTA, MAINE, January 5.-The House
of Representatives passed an order, this
morning, to adjourn finally on the 17th of
February, but it is not thought that the
Senate will concur.
The following elections took place thia
Secretary of State-Ephraim Flint, Jr.;
Attorney-Gen3ral-John A. Fetors; Land
Agent-Isaac R. Clark; Adjutant-General
John Hodson. These are the presont in?
'Ihe nominees for Executive Counsel,
telegraphed last evening, have all boen
CKKSTUNK, OHIO, Januarv 5.-The large
engine house of tho Bellefontsine Railroad
Company, at Gale?n, Ohio, was burned
last night, with twelve locomotives. Loss
estimated at from $300,000 to 1500,000.
The detectives who have been so
long engaged in ferreting out the
origin of the one hundred dollar
counterfeit Treasury notes, have made
a startling report to Secretary Mccul?
loch. Tlie Secretary lias given the
parties implicated by this report a
few days to prepare rebutting evi
EVIL EFFECT OP THE AJRKEST OF AD
MTKAX. SEMMES.-Will any man pre?
tend that if the Southern States -were
still belligerent, with fleets and
annies under their control, that the
Federal Government would venture
on so flagrant a violation of public
faith and the rights of war, as is in?
volved in the arrest and trial of Ad?
miral Semmes? Would that Govern?
ment so challenge retaliation on its
own soldiers detained in Southern
prisons? Is it magnanimous, then;
is it consonant with the character of
a brave and puissant nation, to op?
press an unarmed and helpless foo by
acts of injustice which would not
have been hazarded if that enemy
were in condition to avenge the
wrongs of outraged nature?
The effect of Admiral Semmes' ar?
rest will he most unpropitious to the
interests of the Union in the South.
There is not a man, woman or child
beyoud the Potomac-there are very
few on the hither side-who do not
reprobate the act as a gross infraction
of the plighted faith of the Govern?
ment. It is fraught, beside, with an
alarming menace to every person in
the South who lins borne arms against
the United States. Adniind Semmes
has precisely the same parole which
protects General Lee; and the latter
might be just as properly arrested
and punished for his belligerent acts.
Yet, when it was sought to implicate
General Lee with the atrocities of
Andersenville, Gen. Grant promptly
interposed the safeguard of the parole
which he had accorded his illustrious
adversary. No joan in the South will
feel secure if the impunity of Admiral
Semmes be violated. The returning
coniidenco and '"loyalty" of the
South people will be shocked and
propelled in the opposite direction of
I mistrust aud discontent. Suspicion
I and resentment will be diffused over
j the entire community, and the fra?
ternal accord of the sections be inde?
finitely delayed. Por the sake of thc
Union we entreat the President to
order the instant release of Admiral
Semmes.-Neto York Netcs.
The order mustering out unem?
ployed generals will bo promulgated
about January 15.
COMMKRCIAL AND FII?AltfCIAX.
TUE PUBLIE DEBT OF THE UNITED STATES.
The followiug is a statement of the public
debt to the Sirst of January, I860:
6per cent, bonds, redeem-*
able or payable Decem?
ber 31, 1807, and Julv 1,
1868,*. .. ?13,323,591 80
5 per cent, bonds, redeem?
able or payable January
1, 1874. .'. 20,000,000 00
5 per cont, bonds, redeem?
able or parable Jaumrv
1, 1871.. .*..* 7,022,000 00
6 per cent, bonds, redeem?
able or pavable Decem?
ber SI, 1880, and June
30, 18.81. 2.2,615,300 00
6 per cent, live-twenty
bonds redeemable or
payable Mav 1, 1807, or I
May ll, 1882. 514,7S0.50o 00
6 per ce.it. iive-twcutv
bonds, redeemable or
pavable November 1,
1869, or November 1,1884 10,000,000 00
6 per cent, five-twenty
bonds, redeemable or >
payable November 1,
1870, or November 1,1885. 50,590,300 00
5 per cent, ten-fort) bonds,
redeemable or pavable
March 1.1874, or March'
1, 1904 . 172,770,100 00
5 per cent, bonds, Oregon
War, redeemable or pav
! able July 1, 1381.* . 1,016,000 00
? Total.$1,167,148,291 80
Debt Beurina Currciwy Interest.
6 per cent, bonds ?. P. li.
lt. Co., redeemable or
pavable November 1,
1395. $640,000 00
\ 6 per cent, bonds C. 1'. B.
i li. Co., redeemable or
, payable January 10,1895 2,302,000 U0
. 4, 5 and G percent, tempo?
rary loan, redeemable or
pavable ten days' notice
I after thirty days. 97,257,194 50
j Certificates of indebted?
ness, redeemable or
payable one rear from
date.'.. ?9,607,000 00
One and two year 5 per
cent, notes, redeemable
or payable ono and two
years"from date. 8,530,900 00
Three year compound
notes, redeemable or
?lavable three vears
rom date."_ 180,012,141 00
Three year seven-thirty
Treasury notes, redeem?
able or payable three
years from date. 830,000,000 00
Matured Debt not Presented for Payment.
Texas 'indemnity bonds.. $720,000 00
Three year seven-thirty
Treasury notes. 240,000 00
Bonds_". 31,268 68
Treasury notes. 118,411 64
Temporary loan. 1,200 00
Total. $160,880 32
l>eht Bearing no Interest.
United States notes. $426,231,339 75
Fractional curroncv. 26,000,000 62
Gold certificates of deposit 7,238,140 00
Grand total.$2,8()7,3l0,:i57 99
Amount in Treasury, coin. $45,735,559 69
Amount in Treasury, cur?
rency .".. 41,993,271 ll
Total. $90,728,881 80
Amount ot debt, h-ss cash
in the Treasury.$2,716,581,536 19
The foregoing is a correct statement of
tho public debt as it appears from the
books and Treasurer's returns in the De?
partment, on the first of January, 1866.
Secretary of the Treasury.
Thc receipts for customs at. tho four
principal ports of thc United States for the
six months ending December 31, 1865,
were, in round numbers, $77,500,000. The
total receipts from all ports for the fiscal
year ending June 30, 1865, were only
$84.000,000. It ia probable that thc past
half year has equalled, if not exceeded,
the twelve months that preceded it.
LIVERPOOL, December 22.-Sales of cot?
ton for the , week 59,045 bales -10,000 to
speculators and exporters, market closing
with au upward tendency. Five-twenties
fifi@66J. t^.nsols 87i@37L
A letter from a planter on the Pee
Dee, writing from Society Hill, and
speaking of the prospect in that
quarter, says : .
. * We have here what I suppose to
be the spectacle everywhere through?
out tbe South, idleness, vagrancy and
thieving-uncertainty and great sus?
pense about the future, which migui
be to us a most terrible apprehension,
but for a seeming indifference eve* y -
where among our people as to what
shall happen. We have touched PO
low a level in fortune, and see so little
occasion for hope, that the future
seems to hold no terror in store for
us. In spite of the highest authority,
Washington seems to be only a theatre
for devising new plans for our subju?
gation and the utter dissipation equal?
ly of pride and character and hope.
Such is the effect upon our people
that the danger is that they will be?
come callous to any event. We look
to the sentiments of the past, to our
ancient doctrines of State Rights and
State Sovereignty, as we survey the
ruins of ""our homes, irreparable and
irretrievable wrecks, to be regarded
only as painful delusions, which but
mock while they contrast our present
condition. Abandoniug these is neith?
er hopes, laws nor principles, we have
been able to substitute nothing in
their place, since for all that we have
sacrificed of pride, property and in?
terest, we are denied all the securities
which are still the boast of the North
ern people. Is there any good pros
peet of securing profitable labor Iron
the blacks in your section ? [None
whatever !] Or are your people look
ing to foreign countries and nev
sources for supply of labor ? I se?
that the Legislature has passed Col
Wageuer's bill with this object. Tin
author of the bill appears to be san
guiue-he is certainly enthusiastic 01
the subject ; but I apprehend that, i
successful, it is only through tim?
and much delay that it can be so. A
present we have to deal with deserto?
fields, abandoned homesteads an<
empty granaries, to say nothing of ;
licensed vagabondism, petted nn<
patronized, stimulated and goude?
into the excess of vagrancy, nude
the abused name of freedom ! I can
not but hope that you are somewha
recovering from the desolation in
flicted upon you in February last
though from my own experience au
observation of thiugs and scent
immediately around me, I have n
reason to anticipate any hope in you
case any more than iu my own. S
little was left to us, and so wide wi
the desolation-so complete the d?
struction-so monstrous the mass ?.
ruin-the debris to be cleared awa
before anything can be done with th
wreck, that years must pass befoi
anything can be recovered, or air
thing restored, or anything rebuil
approxiui iting in any degree tL
prosperity to the past. Our unavoi?
able acquiescence in the emanoipatic
I of the slaves entails upon us a eau;
j of barrenness which will probab
exhaust the energies of all of tl
present generation, if it does not ei
tail the same continued curso upc
our prosperity for a century to com
If the legislation of the Congre
denies our people to hope, there is i
hope of recuperation until time slu
work out in future convulsion tho
revenges which - must follow fast ai
sure upon the foot-steps of usurp
THE OLDEST CITY rs THE WORLD.
Damuscus is the oldest city in tl
world; Tyre and Sidon have crunibl?
I on the shore; Baalbec is a min: Pj
I myra lies buried in the sands of t'
desert; Nineveh and Babylon lia
disappeared from the shores of t
Tigris and Euphrates. 'Darnasc
remains what it was before the da
of Abraham-a centre of trade ai
travel, an island of verdure in a c
sert, " a predestinated capital," wi
martial and sacred associations c
tending beyond thirty centuries.
It was near Damascus that St
and Tarsus saw the "light frc
heaven, above the brightness of t
sun;" the street which is called Stra
? in which it is said he " prayetli," si
runs through the city; the carav
comes and goes as it did one thousa
years ago; there is still the shiek, 1
ass and the water-wheel; the m
chants of the Euphrates and the 1\
diterranean still occupy these "w
the multitude of their waiters. " 1
city which Mahomet surveyed fror
i neighboring height, and was afr
to enter, '1 because it is given to n
to have but one paradise, and, for
part, he was resolved not to hav?
in this world," is to this day w
Julian called the "Eye of the Ea.'
as it was in the time of Isaiah, "
Head of Syria."
From Damascus came our dams
our blue plums, and the delicia
apricot of Portugal called darna*
j damask, our beautiful fabric of cot
and silk, with vines and flow
raised upon a smooth, bright grou
damask rose introduced intoEngh
in the time of Henry VH. ; the ;
mascus blade, so famous the wc
over for its keen edge aud remark*
elasticity, the secret of the manu
ture of which was lost when Tan
lane carried off the artists into Per
and that art of inlaying wood i
steel with silver and gold-a kin?
mosaic engraving and sculpt
united, called damasceening, v
which boxes and bureaus, and swe
and guns, are ornamented.
It is still a city of flowers ,
bright waters; the streams from
bauou, the "rivers of Damasci
the "river of gold," still mun
and sparkle in the wilderness
' ' Li)~i?h gardens. ' '
The Boston Post says a little boy
died from eating colored candy in
Buffalo. Given to him by an aboli?
tionist, we srppose.
There is r" lad living in Augusta,
Ga., who ha-, seven grand-mothers
lng, one of whom, in 1798, present?
ed to Ci.n. George Washington a
bouquet, of flowers-sho being then a
lie ii. Jjhn Ray, member of Con?
gress from Northern Louisiana, writes
on tho oth of December from Wash?
ington, that he is satisfied that the
President's reconstruction policy will
be abandoned, or not be carried out
at present by the admission of the
Southern members into Congress.
January ll, 1860, by the Rev. Wm. T.
Capers, WM. S. HANAHAN, of Edisto,
and Miss EMMA C. KENNEDY, daughter
of the late Jas. A. Kennedy, of this placo.
Furniture, Blankets, <tc.
By Dur bec & Walter.
We will sell at our mart, THIS (Friday)
MORNING, January 12,18G6, at half-past
9 o'clock, the following articles:
Furniture of various kinds.
Blankets, Glassware, Crockery.
Fancy Soaps, Pomatums.
Ales, Canned Meats, Cordials,
Mustard, Wines, Huttons, Pins,
Needles, Shirts, Hosiery, Tea, Tools,
Shoes, Lamps, Clothing, Ac.
Mules, Wagons, Sewing Machines, Ac.
Sale without reserve.. Jan 12 1
Furniture, Mule, Carpenters Tools, <?c.
By Francis Lance & Son,
Will sell THIS DAY, Friday, 12th inst., at
the residence in Senate street, opposite
Dr. Shand's Church, at half-past 10
o'clock, a Tariety ol' Household Furni?
ture, consisting of
BEDSTEADS, MATTRESSES, CHAIRS,
Dining Tahles, Bureaus, Ac, ?Vc
Also a MULE, and a Chest of Carpenters
Tools complete._Jan 12 1*
Large and Attractice Sale of Muas and
BY JAMES G. GIBBES.
C. F. HARRISON, AccnosEzn.
nriHE attention of all persons desirous of
1 supplying themselves with first-rate
work annuals, is respectfully called to the
sale of EIGHTEEN MULES* in good work?
ing order, and FIVE HORSES, on I CES
DAY, January 16, at half-past 10 o'clot k, in
front of J G.* Gibbes* Store. Jan 12
Liquors at New York Prices.
JUST received on consignment a lot '
of LIQUORS, such as WHISKEY,
BRANDY, WINE, ALE, Ac, which will bo
sold at New York pri?es, not including the
freight. PARKER A FRIPP. ?
Jan 12 1
AT CARROL'S SHOP, (formerly the
Sword Factory, 1 an excellent and
strong, NEW BUGGY, to be sold on rea?
sonable terms. Jan 12 4
A Class of Six or Eight Scholars
CAN be instructed in the advanced
ENGLISH BRANCHES. FRENCH and
DRAWING, for fi ve dolla rs (to) per month,
by applying to MISS L. A. SIMS, on Laurel
S?T?S? I^-trttction- c.. tUc GUITAR and
PIANO will ne given at thc usual .?tea.
_Jan 12 3
Headquarters Bureau of Refugees,
Freedmen and Abandoned Lands,
DISTRICT WEST'N SOUTH CAROLINA,
COLUMBIA, S. C., JANUARY 10, 1860.
SPKCIM. ORDER NO. 5.
1ST LIEUT. W. H. H. HOLTON, 16th
Regiment V. R. C., having reported at
tuese Headquarters, in accordance with
Special Order No. '3, Headquarters Bureau
of Refugee?, Freedmen and Abandoned
Lauds, Charleston, S. C., January 8, I860,
is hereby announced as Acting Sub-Assist?
ant-Commissioner for thc 1st Sub-District
Western South Carolina. Headquarters at
Columbia, S. C. He will be respecte.' ac?
Bv command of
*Bt. Brig O.m. RALPH ELY, A.A. C.
_JNO "'JLLLIAMS A. A. G. Jan 12 1
f\?77Li\ ibo following Stock of DRY
\ J GO-rDS at very REDUCED PRICES,
MOURNING BALMORAL SKIRTS.
J ir.f bl'!: Broad Cloth for Ladies' Cloaks.
c idios" Unckskin Gauntlets, superior ar
B'ack md Colored Silk Gloves.
Nuhtas and Sontag Shawls- all colors.
i-mes' Cloaks, Hoop Skirts.
Prints, Delaines and Poplins.
bhiritings 9-4 and 10-4 Sheetings.
Perfumery, Ribbons-silk and velvet.
Ladies' Shoes-all sorts.
Men's and Boys' Shoes.
And a general assortment of CLOTH?
ING, all of which we offer to sell as low, or
lower than anv other house in town.
DAVIS & CO.,
J. MENDEL, Salesman,
Washington st., 5 doors from Assemblv.
Jan 12 3
G ERV.: IS (OR BR! POE) STREET,
OPPOSITE THE STATE HOUSE,
Received this day, and are continually
receiving, and keep on hand a full supply of
OF THE FINEST QUALITY.
SUGARS, TEA, COFFEE, MOLASSES,
Peach Bloom Potatoes, Lard, "Hams,
Bacon, Dried Beef.
Onions, Mackerel, Vinegar, Pickles,
Canned Fruits, Mustard, Pepper, Spices,
Maccaroni, Raisins, Brazil Nuts, Hazel
Salt, Sweet Potatoes.
Yellow Goshen Cheese-an excellent
Gibson's FINE WHISKIES, SCOTCH
GIN, RUM, FRENCH BRANDY,
Madeira, Port and Sherry Wine.
St. Vlarceaux A Co.'s Champagne, Cu
racoa, Absynth, Maraschino, fcc.
HENRY N. MCGOWAN, Salesman.
BOOTS ID SHOES,
^?gflfK The undersigned re-- A_
T^f\ epectfully informa the^B?
LJ nublic that ho 8 ?ill con- tV
wm~"^"s"s"s""s*tinues thc manufacture of
Boots, Shoes and Gaiters,
And keeps constantly on hand a LARGE
AND WELL SELECTED STOCK OF
KEADY-MADE WORK, from the mos>t
celebrated Manufacturers in New York and
Having secured tho services of Mr. WM.
LASSALE to attend to Jhe Manufacturing
Department, he feels confident that he can
Jan 12 G_Bedell's Row.
To Ila ise Supplies for the Year 18G6.
Se it ordained by the Mayor and Abler
men of the City of Columbia, ia Council
assembled, and by the authority of the same,
That a tax to cover the period from Janu?
ary 1, I860., to January 1,1807, for the sums,
and in the manner hereinafter mentioned,
shall be rained and paid into the public,
treasury of tho said city, for the use and
SEC. I. That is to say, one dollar on every
hundred dollars of t''~ assessed value of real
estate lying within the limits of said city};
and tho valuo of all taxable real estate
within the city of Columbia shall bo as?
sessed by the City Assessor.
SEC. IL And be it further ordainer'., That
?ach malo person over the age of fifteen
years and under the a"e of sixty years
?ball pav a tax of ono dollar.
SKC. iTI. Thirty cent? shall bo levied
upon every hundred dollars of sale ', of
goods, wares and merchandize, ein bra ing
?ales of all articles of trade for bart, r or
exchange, which shall bo made by resi?
dent merchants, traders and dealers, within
the city of Columbia, from tho first day
of January, one thousand sight hundred
SEC. IV. And whereas many persona set
up temporary shops or ?tores for the sale
of merchandize, after tho time fixed for
assessing taxes, and close the same before
the return of the tax thereon, so as to
avoid the payment of taxes to tho city
altogether: lie it further ordained, That all
such dealers shall, upon opening shop or
store in tho city of Columbia, pay to the
City Clerk thc. sum of twenty-five* dollars,
which shall be allowed him in the next set?
tlement for taxes, and thc overplus, if any,
he returned to him ; and such transient
dealer shall pay one dollar on every one
hundred dollars of sale? of goods, wares
and merchandize. On failure t<> pay, aftei
being notified, the Mayor shall forthwith
issue an execution against thc defaulters
and collect the money in the usual way.
SEC. V. There shall be levied one pei
cent, upon sales at auction of goods
the property of persons who a* sidentt
of tho city of Columbia. One-. 1-a-hat
per cent, upon sales at auction of all goods
property of non-residents. One-half pei
cent upon sales at auction of real estate
and stocks of every description : Pro
vided, nevertheless, That n<> tax shall Ix
levied upon any sales at auction mado b;
order of Court or process of law.
SKC. VT. That cu merchants and other;
selling any Roods, wares and merchandize
on consignment, shall pay a tax of one pe
cent, on all such goods, wares and mer
chandize sold by them; and the person
mentioned in this and in the three preced
ing sections of this Ordinance, shall b
required to make quarterly returns of thei
sales, and to pay the taxes assessed thoreb;
to the CitysClerk at thc end of each an?
. very quarter.
SEC. VII. And be it further ordained, b
the authority aforesaid. That a tax of on
per cent, shall be paid on the premium
received t>> eacii t?ua ?.?...r
Company, or agent or agency thereo
doing business in this eic.y and chartere
by the State of South Carolina ; the agent
of all Companies not chartered by the Stat
shall pay one-and-a-half per ce. on a
premiums received by them. Ard it sha
ho the duty of every Insurance Campan]
or the officers or the agents thereof, t
make monthly returns, under oath, t* th
City Clerk, of.the amount of premiums fi
the month preceding, under a penalty <
two dollars for each ami every day tin
euch company or agent or ageney may n<
gleet or refuse to make returns and pa
the said tax-to bo collected by executioi
as in other cases provided for the collei
tion of lines and forfeitures.
SEC. VIII. And be it further ordained, h
the authority aforesaid, That two dollai
shall be paid on each and every hors
marc, stallion, gelding and mule, kept <
used within the city of Columbia, besidi
the tax on vehicles, as follows : Ten dollai
shall bo paid on each and every foi
wheeled pleasure carriage or barouch
drawn by two or more horses ; five dolla:
on each and every one horao carriag
buggy, barouche, gig or sulky, not usc
for hi"r? ; ten dollars on every vehicle usc
for the breaking ?>r exhibiting of hors?
and mules ; fifteen dollars on each hack ?
carriage, drawn by two horses, and run fi
the conveyance of passengers for hin
eight dollars on each and every one hor
buggv, gig or sulky, kept or used for bin
ten dollars on each and every four hor
wagon ; eight dollar? on each two hor
wagon ; six dollars ?ni each one hor
wagon, cart or dray ; twenty dollars <
?ach express wagon ; fifteen dollars ?
?ach and every omnibus or stage ; and ?
persons c untnencing to use or run any ca
riagu or other vuhiclu, alter thu tims f
the payment of tivxes, shall pay from t:
time they commenced to use or run sn
carriage or vehicle, to the end of tho ye:
in proportion to the rate of taxes per a
mun : Prodded, That no person shall '
allowed to use any omnibus, wagon, ?ha
cart or other vehicle, for thc transport
tion of baggage or passengers from o
part of the>city to another, until the own
thereof shall have given bond to the cit
to be taken by the City Clerk, with two
more good sureties, in the sum of fi
hundred dollars, conditioned that sn
owner will pay all damages that may i
suit from the loss or injury to baggage
passengers, while being carried on t
omnibus, wagon, dray, cart or other ci
ria ge' of such owner, or after being ?
trusted to the custody of the driver there
or anv of his assistants. And any pcr^
offending herein sha!' be liable to a fine
fivo dollars per day for each day sn
wagon, cart, dray or other carriage
carrying baggage or passengers, may
run before such bond is given : And p
tided, further, That nothing herein c<
fained shall extend to any of the abc
enumerated vehicles not used, althou
kept within tho limits of the city : A
provided, also, That nothing herein ci
tained snail be construed to extend
wagons, carts, drays or carriages, going
or from market, and owned by non-n
dents of said city.
And tte it further ordained, That a ta:
two dollars fifi all bo paid on each and ev
horse, mare, stallion, gelding and nu
sold in this city l y or on account of i
horse trader or livery stable keeper; ?
tlje keeper of every livery stable si
make quirterly returns, on oath, of st
sales at his stable, and pay tho tax there
under a penalty of two dollars per day
failure U> make snell returns ana payme
at thc end of the quarter.
SEC. IX. And be ii J'wilier ordained, That .
no person shall let or hiro anv wag?n, cart
or dray, or other carriage, or ron anv om?
nibus, stage, hack or other carriage, for
thc transportation of goods or passengers,
within the limits of said city, without hav?
ing first obtained a badge from the City
Clerk, to be placed on some conspicuous
part of the vehicle ; also, a badge with a
number by which he may be identified and
known, to be worn on ? conspicuous part
of his person, by the driver of such omni?
bus, wagon, cart, dray or other carriage,
under a penalty of live dollars for each and
everyday that such vehicle shall be so run,
to bc recovered by information before tho
Mayor, or any one of the Aldermen of said
SEC. X. Wheroxs all malo persons be?
tween tho ages of sixteen and fifty years,
residing within the limits ol' tho" ?.itv
Columbia, aro required by tho laws of this
State to work upon th* streets of the said
city for fnil twelvo dayV in each and everv
}ear: Be it therefore ordained, That each
and every person liable to work on thc
streets of the said city of Columbia may
and shall be exensedfrom the performance
of said duty, upon tho payment of live
dollars to tho City Clerk ; ?nd each und
every person so liable, who shall fail to
j^y the Baid sum of three dollars within the
"Wme hereinafter specified, shall, when
summoned to do so, be required to work
upon tho streets of the said city for full
twelve days, under the direction of thc
Overseer of Streets ; and if any such per?
son or persons shall neglect "or refuso to
work upon tho said streets at the time
when surr iii .med, such person or persons
shall be line 1 two dollars for each und
every day that he or they shall neglect or
refuso so to work, to be recovered by in?
formation before the Mayor and Aldermen
in Council"assembled. And it shall be tin?
duty of tho City Clerk, and of the Chief of
Police, to report to the said Mayor and Al?
dermen all defaulters under either of the
clauses of this section.
SEC-. XI. That for n. license to retail
spirituous liquors, hi quantities less than
a quart, the sum of one hundred dollars
per annum shall be paid in advance ; and
for a license to sell spirituous liquors, in
quantities of a quart or more, the sum of
fifty dollars per annum shall be paid in ad?
vance : Provided, that, no license to s^U
spirituous liquors shall be granted for a
snorter period than six months : And
provided, farther, That the granting or
withholding of licenses, in each particular
case, will be at thc discretion of thc City
Council. And the City Clerk shall be en?
titled to neccive, for issuing each and every
license, the sum ot two dollars ; to be paid
by the person or persons licensed.
SEC.. XII. Ono per cent, on the incomes
of brokers, and one-fourth of one percent,
on all incomes derived from commission
business, or the practice of professions,
within the limits ol the said city.
SEC. XIII. Two dollars upon each and
every dog shall be paid by the person or
persons on whose premises thc dog is kept.
And the police of thc city of Columbia are
hereby authorized and required to kill
each and every dog found rc tiling at large
within the limits of said corporation, and
not having on :t badge or collar, furnished
by authority of said city.
SEC. XIV" And be U further ordained, by
the authority aforesaid. That no equestrian
or theatrical performance, or other exhibi?
tion for gain, shall be held in the city ot
Columbia, without a license from the Mayor
thereof first had aiul obtained, and the
payment, in advance, to the City Clerk ot
twenty-five dollars per day for equestrian
exhibitions, and such sum as the Mayoi
may assess for theatricals cr other exhibi?
tions for gain ; and each and every person
exhibiting for gain, without first having
obtained said license and thc payment of
said tax in advance, shall be lined in a sum
not less than double the amount of said
tax, in manner hereinbefore provided for
the imposition of lines and ?OBieitures.
SEC. XV. And be it further ordained,
That au annual tax of fifty dolla
shall be mid? uno:: each and every
telle, poole or K<VIO, . r bilnSrd table,
upon every bowling saloon, nine or ten pin
alley, or pistol gallery, kept within tho
limits of tnt; said city ; ami the sum of one
hundred dollars shall be paid, in advance,
for a license to keep or have a cock-pit
within the limits of tho said city, and oio
license for such coek-pit shall bc granted
for any time within the fiscal year for a
less sum than one hundred dollars : Pro?
dded, That no person or persons shall
open any ono of the places of amusement
mentioned in this section, until he or they
shall have obtained a license for that pur?
pose from the City Council, and shall have
entered into bond, with two or more good
securities, to the Mayor and Aldermen in
the sum of five h undre'd dollars, conditioned
to observe the laws of the State and
city, and particularly the laws against re?
tailing. Any person opening any .such
establishment within this city, without
first ha vulg obtained the license and given
bond as aforesaid, shall be subject to a fine
not exceeding fifty dollars for each day
such establishment shall be kept open or
used; also, that such place shall be con?
sidered, and is hereby declared to be, a
nuisance, and liable to be abated as such.
SEC. XVI. And be it further ordained.
That each and every occupant of any real
estate upon whoso premises water is
brought by pipes or otherwise from tho city
reservoir, shall pay to the City Clerk, at
the same time with the other taxes imposed
by this Ordinance, such sum as may be as?
sessed by the Committee upon the Water
SEC. XVII. And be il further ordained,
That if any person or persons shall fail,
neglect or refuso to make a return to the
City Clerk, on oath, of all his, her, or their
taxable property, income, sales, or otho;'
things taxeu by this Ordinance, on or be?
fore the 15th day ot February next, such
person or persons shall be then aosessed
by the Assessor for all his, her, or their
property, or other things taxed by thi?
Dfwftance, acceirdi^hltP the best informa?
tion which ho
such taxable prof
persons who shall fa_
make a return, as aforesald7"or pay
thereon, on or before the 15th
next, shall be subject to, anet pay. Lu addi?
tion to saki tax, five per cent, on the wkwhr
amount of his, her, or their tax. as imposed
by this Ordinance. Auel the saiel Clerk is
hereby required to collect and receive the
taxes and dues levied and imposed by this
Ordinance, and all arrears of former taxes
and dues, and make a return thereof, and
of all persons who shall then be in default,
to the Mayor and Aldermen, o.i the 15th
d?y of March next.
SEC XVIII. And be ii further ordained.
That thc B*:d Mayor and Aldermen shall
issue then eciition against each and
every person who shad be reported by the.
said Clerk to have faileel, neglected, or re?
fused to make returns or pay tho taxes
imposed by this Ordinance, within the time
herein prescribed, which said extention
shall be lodged with the Sheriff of Rich?
land District, to bo collecteel according to
the provisions of the Acts t>f the General
Assembly of this State in such case made
Done and ratified in Council assembled,
under the corporate seal of the city of
Columbia, this fourth day of January,
Anno Demiini one thousand eight hun?
dred and sixty-six.
J. G. GIBBES, Mayor.
F. H. ELMORE, City Clerk.
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