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Saturday Morning, February 17,1866[
1865-Thc Uti* ot February-1860.
" Tho return of this flay-thc f?ital|
17th of February-brings with
many sad associations-many painfulj
memories to the people of Columbia
On this morning, in the year 1865,
the sun rose upon their city,-in all itel
completeness and natural beauty, andf
although the sounds of war had been
all around us for many hours preced-l
ing, yet Columbia stood that morning!
in all its fair proportions, one of .the
loveliest cities in tte Union. The
rising suii of the following day rose
upon a mass of smoking ruins, aud a
forest of chimnies throughout th
entire length of the city. Thousan/lsl
of houseless wanderers were seen]
scattered all over our streets, our
parks and. fields-the whole of tho!
worldly possessions left them being]
that which they had on their backs
For four years we had heard of war
wo had read of war-we had suffered
some privations and endured some
hardships, and many family circle
mourned friends and relatives who
had fallen on distant battle-fields
but until that fearful night, the 20,000|
inhabitants of Columbia had not re
alized what war - was, nor the ruin1
and desolation it brings in its train
We became familiar with them
however, on that " disastrous night
and we feel assured that not manyi
witnesses of the scenes then present
. ed, will ever^seek to enter upon an
other conflict, that would provoke al
repetition of them. The twelve
months which have elapsed, since our
great calamity, have seen the triumph
of the arms of the Government, and
through that victor}- have brought |
peace to our country-a peace which
we trust the Great Ruler of natfbns
will not permit to be disturbed for all
time to come. Hostilities have
ceased on the field, and between the
armies formerly arrayed against each
other; and. although the "peace" we
speak of is not yet perfect; although
a factious majority in Congress]
would still feed the baleful of sec
tiona! discord, yet we have an|
abiding faith in the omnipotence of al
ffl?r?j&!] CW .and believe that, underf
SSiaSjjg66'through the ia\
?.^^^^Ssfi^are^^?^he firmness andi
patriotism of Andrew Johnson, anaj
the growing conservatism of the peo
pie, the schemes of those men who!
seek to keep the country disunited,
will oe brought to nougat, and thai!
our peyple will be one in spirit, one inl
thought, and one in making the great
effort not only to restore her to her
former condition, but to put her on a
career of greatness and prosperity,
unprecedented in her own past histo
ry, and unexampled in that of any
. ther nation on the face of the earth.
AH this can and will be accomplished,
if justice, wisdom ano" patriotism'
assume and hold their legitimate]
sway in the councils of the nation
May God speedily vouchsafe to us?
the inauguration and completion o
this d?sirable condition of our publi
We are free to say that the people)
of the States lately in revolt agains
the Government of the United State
have, since the cessation of hostilities,
under the suggestions and direction
of the Chief Magistrate of that Go
vernment, and under tho conviction
of duty to themselves and their conn
try, come manfully up to the great
worl. of restoration. Having staked!
their ail upon the issue they made
with the Government and lost-like a
brave and true people, they have ac?
cepted the result in sincerity; theyj
have returned to their allegiance,
it may not be cheerfully, but with an)
honesty of purpose that is not doubt
ed by the good and true in any sec
tion, or by any whose opinion is worth
having. True, there are bitter memo
ries, there are blighted hopes, ther
are sorrowing mourners through
ont our stricken land-these are
separable from war, and a i ?rave and
gallant people must feel these as well
as pride in the heroic deeds which
have been performed in many a field
of strife; yet before Heaven and in
view of the nations of the earth, they
have resumed their position as citi
zens of the United States, and haveHg
pledged to the Government thereof!
their fidelity, fealty and iOlegiance,
and few there be who doubt the faith?
ful fulfillment of that pledge.
But we must return from the field
of politics. It lias been unfruitful
and unprodiactive in the past, and in
the future yn? bo more so. The
issue is made up, and we wait with
patience the result in the future. We
must not yield our better judgment
to professed friendly papers publish?
ed at the North in our behalf. These
shrewd and money-making papers are
pandering to the prejudices of South?
ern people, and, hoping to keep np an
interest in themselves by pretending
a wonderful courage aud zeal in our
behalf. Strange ns it may appear,
the flimsy and apparent dorice is
much more successful than such char?
latanism deserves. We receive every
day some oridence or other cf the
gullibility of our neighbors; and not
unfrequently we are twitted by some
simple-minded friend with, "Why
don't you write like the Metropolitan
Let us not be deceived. We must
go t$ work. In Columbia, and through
the whole track of Sherman's march,
the devastation was complete. Co?
lumbia probably lost between twelve
and fifteen hundred buildings, on the
night of the 17th of February, I860;
the houses were plundered, tho iit
uiates of these houses ca?st abroad,
yet, since then, there are indomitable
and cheering evidences of the reso?
lute will of her people. To this reso?
lute will-to the determined action of
her people-is to be attributed all
that Columbia can depend on in the
? Thus far, with limited means, and
with very depressed feelings, and
with a very gloomy prospect in future,
the merchante and real estate owners
in our city have done well. About
two lmudred buildings have replaced
those destroyed, and, as a gentleman
remarked to us yesterday, before five
years, the city of Columbia will re?
assert her rights,'and be ono of the
most beautiful and attractive cities in
the United States.
A* cotemporary respectfully* asks,
who of us does not admire the Chris?
tian hero who bears the cross with?
out groaning, and gazes at the world
with a smile through his tears? Who
of us does not turn with disgust from
the desperado who attempts to catch
fortune by the throat and wrest by
violence from, her hands the things
which she has taken from him? We
have no rights, except by sufferance.
We see every day how powerless we
are. If fJbr:?e ot us who are without
rco'oraints and responsibilities were
the only members of society involved
in the ruin of indiscretion, we might
go our way and do as we please, and
share together a common ruin. But
there are thousands of women and
little ones left to our keeping, whose
interests are directly enlisted in all
our actions, and no man is a true sol?
dier and gentleman who fails to
cherish them near his heart and
mind. Moreover, we have a great
Land and a great future. If we realize
them and tend them with half the
zeal we served the idols which de?
luded us, we shall yet be rich, pros?
perous and happy. We should not
give one moment of this golden
future, for all the dregs of the past;
and for its sake, let us bear the
To the people of Columbia, on this
the anniversary of the destruction of
their beautiful and cherished city, we
offer our sincere tribute of condo?
lence. We earnestly and sincerely
hope that, before another return of
the day, wv will be able to congratu?
late them on the return of the pros?
perity they deserve.
A bill for the education of negroes
has been introduced in the Legisla?
ture of Florida. It proposes to tax
negroes themselves to the amount
required, the sum to bo paid into the
State Treasury to be disbursed by the
State and county officers. The Go?
vernor endorsed the plan, and asked
its reference to a joint committe.
(len. Stephen Elliott, the heroic
iefender of Fort Sumter, has been
;endered and accepted the appoint
nent of Assistant Agent of Transpor
?tion on the Augusta branch of the
South Carolina Railroad. The Genc
?al has removed his family to Aiken,
ind will, in a few days, enter upon his
lew field of labor.
The Navy Department has official
ntelligence of the recapture of the
teamer Belfast, in the Tombigbee
iver, and a quantity of cotton which
iras recent ly taken by guerillas. The
ecaptnre was made by the steam er
Teutonia, under command of Acting
?faster Stanard. Five of the gue
ilhw ??re captured.
* V Crlttcl?ni:
Mr. George Bancroft delivered anl
address on the occasion of tho nie-T
morial services in honor of the lat
President, on Monday last. The Pre?
sident and his Cabinet, the two|
Houses of Congress, the Supreme
Court, and other high dignitaries,!
were present. We have aol road MrJ
Bancroft's address, but give the fol-l
[lowing notice of it from the Rich-|
The immense flourish of trnmpets
with*which Mr. Bancroft's oration in
memory of Mr. Lincoln was herald?
ed, had led us to expect something
more than a congressional speech.
We confess that we have been disap-1
pointed, notwithstanding that Mr.
Forney pronounces it to be a ' 'nias-J
terly production." We defy any in an jj
to point out in it one single new 01
striking remark concerning any
the topics discussed, or even an un?
usually felicitous expression of an oldj
idea. He sets out with the declara?
tion that "God rules in the affairs of!
men"-a thought which is muchj
better expressed by one of the pro?
phets, and also by Dr. Watts. Hel
next describes, in good style, thel
growth and extent of our Republic.
Then he utters n few platitudes in|
regard to slavery, aristocracy, ?fcc.
and quotes from some of our earlier!
statesmen tho remarks which Mr.
Sumner hus so often incorporated!
into his speeches. Next, Mr. Ban?
croft gives the history of slavery in
its connection with Government
questions, stopping by the way to
imitate Thad. Stevens in kicking that
dead hon, Chief Justice Taney, to
whoso celebrated decision, and the
consequences resulting from it, Mr.
Bancroft ascribes tho rebellion. The
rebellion brings him to Mr. Lincoln,
whose character and policy Mr. Ban?
croft portrays in an unobjectionable
manner. This policy affecting Great.
Britain, Mr. Bancroft stops to discuss
her connection with the rebellion,!
and repeats the stale story that shel
aided the South ; and manages also to]
run a parallel between Lord Palmer-]
ston and Mr. Lincol ). Mr. Bancroft
also discusses the Monroe doctrine
and the French Emperor's Mexican
policy, declaring that the Republic of
Mexico must be revive?.1. In fact, he
lugs in China, Russia, and the Pope
of Rome, and charges that the Pope
"alone, among temporal sovereigns,
recognized the chief of tho Con?
federate States as a President, an dj
Ids supporters as a people." Mr
Bancroft winds np with a most unfor?
tunate allusion to George Washing^
ton and William of Orange- -lue one
having for eight - years of his life
stood hranuec' as a "rebel," and the
other having been called to England,
'by the almost unanimous voice of her
people, to drive from power the dy?
nasty which had, twenty-eight years
before, put an end to the "Great
Rebellion" in that country. One
sound doctrine is enunciated by Mr.
Bancroft, namely, that the right of
suffrage should be regulated by the
The oration is clothed in unexcep?
tionable English ; there are few or no
violations of good taste in it, either
in respect of words or the manner of
treating his topics; and it is on the
whole a much better one than any of
the gentlemen previously chosen to
perform the duty would have beei
likely to deliver. But we find nothing
instructive in it from one end to the!
The Charleston Courier, of the 15th, j
contains the full proceedings of thel
annual meeting of the stockholders!
of the South Carolina Railroad Com?
pany and South-western Railroad!
Bank, held on the 14th inst. Thej
report of the President and Directors
was ordered to be printed; authority!
was given them to complete the ar-j
rangements recommended Arith refer?
ence to the claims of foreign creditors
of the company. The general conduct!
sf the affairs of the road was approved, j
md the recommendation of the Gen-j
jral Superintendent with reference tc
i joint depot in Columbia, was refer
.ed to the Board. A resolution was
idopted, instructing the Directors t?
>ear in mind the importance of ex
ending the road.to the Statt; of Ohio
Che following officers wore elected for
he ensuing .year: For the Bank-Jas
lose, J. C. Cochran, Jas. G. Holmes
5. B. Oakes, J. McCarey, B. O'Neill
ff. A. Pringle, P. J. Porcher, W. J
Hagrath, E. H. Lecke, J. F. O'Neill
L H. Abrahams, H. T. Hall. For th
Board-Jas. Rose, A. Huger, C. M
Airman, W. C. Dukes, John Caldwell
P. B. Clarkson, Henry Gourdin, G. A
Crenholm.W. J. Magrath, B. H. Rice
? S. Preston, L. J. Patterson, C. T
JitcheH, A. Si monds, F. J. Moses.
The case of ?he steamer Meteor,
eized on suspicion of being a Chilian
irivatcer, was up in New York, on the
3th, before the United States Dis?
tict Court. An answer to the claim
.as filed by W. F. Carey, as Agent
sr the owners, denying all the alle
It is reported that three officers of
tie Ninth Colored Regiment were
s?assinated at Brownsv?fe recently.
AN EIJOQ?ENT DENUNCIATION OF]
THAD. STEVENS.-Mr. Delano, of
Ohio, is a Republican. He is sur?
rounded by colleagues of tho Radical
stamp. Yet he has had the manli?
ness to denounce, from his place in
Congress, the mad schemes of these
agitators. The following sketch of
Ihis remarks will afford tho reader an
idea of their nature:
Some months ago ho lind heard!
sounded the key-note of the gentle-]
|man from Pennsylvania, (Mr. Ste?
vens,) that the property of 10,000,000
of people shouhl.be subject to a con?
fiscation au il disposed of in part pay?
aient of the national debt, for the
location of the emancipated race,
jand to increase the pensions of those
who had suffered in the late war. He
was shocked at the enunciation of
t?iat universal scheme of plunderj
and he felt as if America would lose
her reputation before the nations of
the earth if wo f.hould adopt so un?
civilized a policy. But it was based
jon the theory of dead States and con?
quered provinces. The man who put
forth that theory was not wanting in
?intellect sufficiently clear te appre?
hend tho inhumanity of the proposi
?>n in all its lojrical and necessaiy|
nsequences. The Duke of Alvj
ecuted the decrees of a bigotcdj
master with fire and sword in the
Netherlands, but this gigantic schem(
of plundering the South would make
the ghost of Alva blush for his
timidity, and admit that he was not a
[robber or murderer fit to be respected
jin America. He referred to Crom
jwell's invasion of Ireland, and the
levastation of that country, but
those examples of waste, savagery,
and desolation, faded into insigni?
ficance before that extensive scheme
of plunder proposed by n member of
the American Congress."
THE CONFEDERATE DEAD AT ASH?
LAND.-The Richmond Republic, of
the 13th inst., contains a long list of
Confederate soldiers buried in the
Ashland (Va.) Cemetery, from which
we take the following names of South
Carolinians: E. T. Moody, Co. G,
Hampton Legion, April 17, 1862; L.
C. Davis, Co. B. 15th S. C., May 20,1
1862; O. C. Dans, Co. -, Hamp-i
ton Legion, May 2, 1862; C. Kirby,)
Co. I, 13th S C., May 14, 1862; L.
Madison, Co. E,?Hampton Legion,!
May 7, 1862; W. Moo-, 13th S. C.,|
Mav, 1862: J N liiUooii, Co. H.
?Stli S. C., May 23, 1862; E. M.|
Cooper, Co. F, 13th S. C., May 22,
1862; J. F. Summers, Co. H, 13th|
S. C., May 22, 1862; W. N. Simme,
Co. A, 13th S. C., May, 1862; D. L.
Wayne, - Rifles, S. C., May 26,
1862. _ _ _
A C AR?CATE UF.-The Richmond]
Times says :
WTe have seei* in private circulation!
a caricature which we think is wor-f
thy of a wider fame. It represents]
Mr. Johnson standing on the thresh?
old of the Constitution, his attitude]
and expression denoting extreme anx?
iety and perplexity. In the fore-l
ground are two figures, a big boy and}
a little one, representing respectively
the North and the South. The large?j
urchin is vigorously pounding thc
smaller one, who is stretching his
hands imploringly towards Mr. john?
son and the Constitution, and strug-'
gling violently to get to them. Mr.
Johnson looks out upon the struggle
and exclaims: "Did anybody ever
seo the like! I sent that boy ont to
bring his little brother in out of the
cold, and now see-the child wants tc
con - back and the rascal won't letl
him! Ho is actually holding him out
there and wallowing him in the mud]
Somebody ought to let that big boy!
knew that Mr. Johnson, tired of ex-!
postulating and scolding in vain, is!
rapidly bearing down upon him,j
armed with a long, keen birch, evi?
dently intent on annoying his rearJ
Ho had better straighten up, even if
it costr. him his held ou thc little fel-l
low. We are assured by some of th?
worst boys in this city that the stoop-|
ing posture is the most disadvantage?
ous that can be assumed under such!
Gen. Sherman is disposed to
hopeful of the future. He believes]
we will come out of our present po-]
litical troubles with a restored Union
in due time. At Detroit, recently,
ho expressed the belief that he would]
never again be called upon to lead an
American army in battle. We had
no wish to interfere with othe:
nations, and they would not dan
attack us. He said further:
Our national affairs will be shortly
?restored to a safe and permauen
basis. Congress, when it has finished!
a certain amount of talk-as all popn-B
lar assemblies must-will speedily^
settle all questions. A year ago yon
wero anxious for tho army which I
hnd the honor to command. It had
disappeared from your sight. Youj
heard nothing from it, and knew not]
where it was, nor where it was going.
Exercise equul faith now, and rnat-j
ters will come out as well. I knowl
the man at the head of affairs atp
Washington, and all we have to do isP
to Must him and give him our heartyft
ind earnest support. We certainly^
have a bright and prosperous future]
(ceremonies at Washington, on Mon
ny, in Konoroftbe lint? Mr. Lincoln.
The morning opened rather gloomy,!
with muddy streets and falling rain,!
but these disagreeables did not pre-?
vent lucky ticket holders for seat? in|
the Representative Hall from making
their way to the Capitol to use them.!
From the number of visitors from!
Northern cities seeking seats, these!
tickets were in mnch demand, and asl
high as fifty dollars have been otferedj
for the precious bit of pasteboard.
Hackinen, too, were in demand, andi
improved their opportunities, eharg-H
ing from twenty-five to thirty dollars!
for their vehicles, for the day, in some]
Whether so intended or not, the!
machinery of thc ticket system servedH
to pretty effectually block out the co-?
lored people from the House hall.j
A few wore present, among them Mr.l
George T. Downing and other colored!
"elegatos from the North to this city."
The great nish was for the galleries,!
which were pretty compactly filled byS
10 n. m. Tho portion of the floor offl
the Hall devoted to the diplomaticj
?corps was also tilled early, thc Britishj
Minister and Russian Minister occu?
pying seats nearly in front. In thel
ame vicinity, was Ge?. James Wat-|
json Webb, returned from Brazil.
The clapping of hands from time!
to time indicated tho entrance of per-B
sonages of note. Such applause was|
given to Mrs. Grant, on her being!
escorted to the ladies' gallery by Hon.
Mr. Washburne. A little later, a hearty
onnd of applause was given on the
entrance of Gen. Grant, whose scat,
ts it happened, was immediately in
front of where Gen. Butler was seat
led. Gen. Logan, John Minor Botts,
Judge Advocate-General Holt were
|among those noticed scated in tht
range behind Gen. Grant.
The funeral decorations of the Rep-I
esentative Hall wo re simple and inj
good taste. The clock was draped i ni
)lack crape, and festoons of the samel
were suspended over the Speaker's!
At 12 o'clock, the House was culled!
to order by Speaker Colfax, and|
prayer was delivered by Rev. Mr.
Boynton, Chaplain. The Speaker
then read a Tatter from Secretary Se?
ward, expressing his regret at his inj
|ability to be present, on account of
At eleven minutes past 12, the "Se?
nate of the United States" was an?
nounced, and the members of that
body were shown to their seats in tlipj
centre of the Hall. Ne>t ?as an?
nounced "the President and his Ca-|
binet;" and they, too, were* escorted!
to seats immediately in frout (to th<
left) of the Speaker, all being present
but Mr. Seward. Next was intro?
duced "the Supreme Court of th?
United States," who, draped in blacl
gowns, were placed to the immediate
right front of the Speaker. UponJ
the entrance of each of these bodies,!
the assemblage, at a rap from the|
Speaker's gavel, rose until the visit?
ing party was placed, when, at twe
raps of the gavel, they resumed theirj
eats. With the Senate, came the|
oraton of the day, Hon. George Ban?
croft, a slim, gold-spectacled gentle?
man, of literary look, and whose hair|
was q?ite closely cropped, as he
usually wears it. He was shown to
|seat in front of the Speaker.
The audience being placed, the ex-J
ercises were commenced by the per?
formance, in exquisite style, by th?
Marine Band, (thirty-six pieces,!
headed by Professai-Scala, in person,)!
of the "Miserere," from "Il Trovn-j
tore. " The band was stationed in th?
Hall, in the rear of the reporters' gal?
lery, aiffl the mournful music pene?
trated into the main hall with exqui?
site, chastened effect.
The President of the Senate. Hon.j
L. S. Foster, then called the tw<
Houses to order, andan affecting ant
eloquent prayer was offered by thej
Rev. Mr. Boynton, Chaplain of th?
The orator of the day was then in-J
troduced, and proceeded to read hisj
address.-1 Vashington Star.
A RADICAL ON ARTEMUS WAI:D.
Tho Philadelphia Bulletin says, apro?
pos of Ward's lecture for the benefit
of Mrs. Davis:
"Mr. Charles F. Browne, bettei
known as 'Artemus Ward,' has a per?
fect right to lecture for whomsoever
he pleases. He is a native of New!
England, and a good many of his!
friends and neighbors fought and suf-Jj
fered for the cause of the Union. Mr.j
Browne wrote and spoke a good manyi
smart things about the war during its!
progress, and talked about his willing-!
ness that all his relations and his!
wife's relations should go to the war.
Mr. Browne himself did not go, nor
do we recollect ever to have heard|
that, during the gloomy four years of
the struggle, he ever delivered a lec?
ture in aid of the Union cause, or of
the great humanitarian enterprises
that grew out of it, and that were]
designed for the relief of our gallant
soldiers. Mr. Browne, is making
professional trip through the South.
We have heard of him lecturing atj
Memphis, at New Orleans, at Savan?
nah, and lastly at Charleston, S. C.!
We have also seen a Southern news-l
paper acknowledgment of thc re-|
eeipt of $350 as the proceeds of his
lecture for tho benefit of Mrs. Jeffer-I
Nine students have been dismissed!
rom Bethany College, Virginia, foi
riving a tin-pan concert to General
irlams, because he delivered a Re
>ublican speech and extolled th?
Advertisements, tu insure innerti.
jshould bc handed in hy 4 o'clock p. ni.
CASH.-Oar tern?? for subscription, ad
jvcrtisinp: and job work are cash. We bop? *
Jail parties will boar thin in mind.
"TUE COOK."-The Acts passed by the
?legislature relativo to the freedmen, for
ale at thisoflicc. Trice 20 cents, by mail
TUE i?rnNiNo or COLUMBIA.-An inter?
esting account of the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia. S. C.," ha?'
just been issued, m pamphlet form, from
tho Phoenix steam power pren?. Orders
can be tilled to any extent.
We were much pleased, yesterday after -
jnoon, at receiving a visit from Henry Spar
nick, Esq., of the Chorleston ( darter, who
is taking a short rest from his editorial
labors. We wish bim a pleasant trip.
"THE CIRCUS IS COMINO."-According to
Bill Arp's idea, we are to have one of the
very beat evidences of reconstruction
"the circus is coming." Caf-'ello's "Great
Show," as it is called, is to give soveral ex?
hibitions in this city, on Levy's lot, about
the 26th inst. Thc mero announcement
will bo sufficient, wo verily believe, to fill
thc pavilion for a week at least.
TUE COLDEST. -Yesterday morning was
the coldest experienced in this latitude
during the present winter. Water in bed?
room pitchers -waa frozen to a solid mass,
and after ll o'clock a. m., we saw some
water poured on a ' table, which froze in
less than one minute. In the Phoenix
office, water thrown on the tjipes prepara?
tory to'distribution, froze into a sohd mass
before a handful was distributed. Such
an instance is, wo believe, unparalleled in
thc South. Wc have heard of Northern
ale freezing yesterday morning in the
pipes leading to the pump, and we should
not wonder if nome of the whiskey they
sell herc should be found frozen this morn?
ing. It would be somewhat of a blessing.
WEEKI.I FAMILY PAPER.-We have com?
menced the publication of a family paper,
?entitled "27ie Weekly Gleaner-A Home
Companion.'" Tt is double thc size of the
Phir.nix, and contains the cream of tho
news, miscellaneous matter, editorials,
stories, etc., in the daily and tri-weekly
publications. Subscription price $4 per
annum. Rpecimen_cnpie? sent on appli?
cation: "There will bo an interval of two
weeks before the publication of our second*
number, in order to allow those wishing io
subscribe ample timt> to procure the first
number and establish themselves on our
FIRE.- Our community, for the first time
since the great conflagration a year ago,
was aroused by an alarm of fire, yesterday
morning, about 8 o'clock. The fire origi?
nated in the dwelling house of Col. J. T.
Sloan, on the corner North of the South
Carolina University. The first parties to
the rescue were a detachment of the gar?
rison, led by Col. Haughton, who, under
his direction, did good service in putting
out the fire and guarding the property
taken from the houses. Tho damage to
the bouse, carpets, furniture, Ac, will not
exceed four or five hundred dollars. Tho
fire department of the city was promptly
on the spot, and rendered valuable assist?
ance. The freedmen were very efficient on
thc occasion, and deserve great credit.
The tire was accidental, but had it occur?
red at night, there is little doubt but that
ithc dwelling bouse would have been con?
sumed. We had understood that some
[alarm aiguiil would be sounded from the
'city and church bolls on the occasion of
any fire. There was no alarm rung thin
morning, and we suggest that prompt
arrangements be made, so that the tire de?
partment, at least, may be notified. Will
Inot our municipal authorities attend to
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.- attention i? call
id to thc following advtirlisenieuta, which
jin- published this morning fo. the first
Wm. C. Whilden A Co.-Crockery.
Jos. Walker-Paper, Stationery, Ac.
" -Herring A Co.'s Safes.
Levy i Alexander-Clothing, Ac.
Levin A Pcixotto-Variety Sale.
" " -Horses and Mules.
Alice E. Sloan-A Card.
Hopbon A Sutphon-Belting.
'<f '* -Saddlery Wareb'se.
Shodair & Stieglitz-Cigars, Ac.
Scott A Heriot-Glassware, Ac.
A. R. Phillips -Mules, Wagon, Ac.
THE FENIAN MOVEMENT.-The New
York News, of Tuesday, says:
One of the largest meetings ever
held in the Cooper Institute gathered
last evening, in response to a call for
an expression of American feeling in
relation to the present Fenian move?
ment for tho liberation of Ireland.
There were thousands at the doors
who could not gain admittance, so
dense was the throng inside. Speeches
were made by the Reverend Father
Curley, the Honorable Charles C.
Spencer, the Honorable Fernando
Wood, George Francis Train, Esq.,
Mr. Gillan, and explanatory remarks
were made by G. B. "Doran Killian.
Thu speakers endorsed the Fenian
movement, and took the ground that
is soon a? the first gun shall have
been fired, our Government should
openly declare its sympathy for the
Fenian cause. The most intense en?
tusiasta prevailed daring the entire
- ?.- -.
The ship Hamlet, from Caloutta
Boston, with a cargo of East Ind'
jootls, valued at 3200,000, we~
ishore during a thick fog on the 14th,
m ?ansett Beach, and will