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Sunday Morning, May 19,1866.
tireonvilliD and Columbi* Railroad.
The stockholders of the above road
held their annual meeting, in this
city, on the 3d instant. In the pre?
sent condition of this road, the pro?
ceedings and the reports of the various
officers of the company possesses un?
At the meeting, the following re?
solutions, introduced by Gen. J. W.
Harrison, were adopted:
Resolved, That it is the sentiment
of this Convention, that the various
appointments to offices and ageucies
in the Gieenville and Columbia Rail?
road Company should be made from
the needy soldiers; and wheruver
qualifications are equal, preference
should be given by the President and
Directors to this worthy class of our
Resolved, That the most rigid econ?
omy, consistent with sound judg?
ment, should be introduced into, and
carried out in, the management of
the affairs of this company, both in
regard to the number of employees
and their pay.
From the reports of the officers, it
seems that the company has neither
gained or lost during the years of
the war. Tho bonded debt is larger,
on account of the out-standing cou
pons unpaid, (8264,092.50,) and of
interest due on bonds having no cou?
pons attached, ($67,000,) amounting
in all to $331,092.50; but a floating
debt of not less than $300,000 has
been paid. The reports do not enable,
us to discover what amount was lost
by the collapse of tho Confederate
In relation to the reduction of tariff,
tho Committee to whom the matter
was referred, reported as follows:
"Your committee has not had time
to examine, in detail, former tari tis.
to enable it to recommend specific
changes or a certain per centage to
be taken off. But it is of the opinion
that the former policy pursued hy?
the Directory in establishing rates of
charges has not had the effect desired
by the stockholders. Therefore, it
respectfully recommends to the stock?
holders to instruct the Directory to
make such a material reduction in
the present rates as to encourage
transportation and travel. Although
it may appear that a reduction of
prices is a losing transaction, expe?
rience has shown, and it is proven
daily, that by reducing tho rates of
transportation, the increase of pro?
duction and merchandize transported
will more than remunerate the appa?
From the President's report wo
learn that the whole, income of the
road from May 1 to December 31,
.1865, amounts to $82,890.49. With
this income, and with a small amount
received from cotton sold the road
waa worked during that time, the
rolling stock somewhat repaired, ami
the whole road put into running
order, except the gap from Broad
River to Littleton.
It is to be noted that, in prosecu?
ting the work, the Directors, wit!
commendable liberality, gave theil
individual credit to the amount ol
$30,000. Without this assistance it
is believed that the work could hardly
have been carried on at all. Fron
the report of the President ?vu ex
tract the following statement of tin
"The company at various times ha'
issued bonds to the amount of Si,
500,000. To secure the payment o
the first $800,000, it executed a mort
gage dated the 18th day of January
1854. Subsequently, about Decem
ber, 1860, as the bonds secured b'
the mortgage approached maturity
application was made to the Statt
asking her to lend her credit to tin
company in the arrangement of it
debt. The application was granted
and the Legislature, by Act ratifi?e
the 28th of January, 1861, directoi
the guarantee of the bonds of th'
company to the amount of $900,00(1
for the purpose of enabling it to fun?
its floating debt, and raiso funds t<
take up its mortgaged bonds, seen
ping.to tho State at the same time ;
statutory mortgage to cover liability
These are the only liens upon th
road,?nd they amount to $900,(H)i:
Of the mortgaged bonds, $800,001
there have been retired and canceller
$446,000; leaving still outstandin;
$354,000. To enublo tho company t
retire these, tho Treasurer has i
hand of guaranteed bonds $104,OOC
and under the Act of tho Legislatur
..ti are entitled to a further gu?rante
of $200,000- $304,000; leaving un
provided for of the mortgaged bond
$50,000. To this amount bonds ha.
been disposed of to meet these bondi
and the proceeds were lost in th
general wreck. Of the bonds ontsid
the mortgage, $600,000, there fell du
July 1, 1865, $350,000. The balam:
will fall due July 1, 1868, $250,000
$600,000. For these bonds there i
no lein on tho road. The bom'
holders, doubting the currency dt
ring the war, neglected or refused t
present their bonds and coupons fe
payment,, and now there aro out?
standing and. due coupons to the
amount of $264,092.50, all of which
would have been paid if presented,
and so much saved to the company."
It is stated in the report of thc
Superintendent tlint the largest
amount of actual earnings for ser?
vices rendered for tho Federal und
Confederate Governments aro not
shown in tho tables of the Auditor
"These amounts, if they could
have been realized, would have
placed a large amount to thc credit
of earnings. The Confederate Go?
vernment having been broken tip, it
was not thought worth the labor of
making up the account.
"The amount of thc account against
the United States is not yet as?
certained, and, consequently, does
not appear in the amount of earnings.
The amount for mail services ren?
dered does not, for the same reasons,
appear-except a small amount for
services, from the 25th of September,
which has been allowed bv thc United
"From the 11th of January to thc
3l8t of December, the earnings were
derived from tho use of tho road
above Alston, with a very surall
amount of engine and car power.
Thc passage and freight was prin?
cipally between Newberry and points
The following is a statement of thc
number and condition ol' the em?
power now belonging to Hie road:
Class. (Vd Order. T<> hr. Hr///.
Passenger Cars. 1 1
Second-class Curs.... :> 2
Conductors' " .... (I .'!
Mail "... 2 :?
Box " _:V'. 27
Stock " _ 7 0
Platform " _lil <'?
As to the proposed new route, the
Committee to whom were referred
the reports of the Surveyor and En?
"They have read tho very able
report of the Surveyor, and aro of
opinion that a new road must be
built as soon as practicable, lt lias
occurred to them, however, that the
route surveyed may not be the best
one for the road, and they would
suggest that the Directors, bet?re
commencing operations on tho new
road, should have additional surveys
made. Tho President of the Com?
pany stated, in tho course of remarles
made in the meeting, that if the road
by the contemplated route should
not be built, the road by the present
route would have to bc changed so us
to place the bed of the road several
feet higher and beyond the risk of
freshets. Your Committee think thal
it would bc advisable to hive this
route surveyed and comparative esti?
mates made of the cost of the roau1
npon it. It may be fouud practical )h
i to get assistance iii tho way of neu
i stock taken, or at least of contract
taken at low rates, and rights of waj
ami timber given, which may maki
it, on thc whole, advisable to select
; the route not otherwise best. Witl
these suggestions, however, they pro
pose that tho whole matter be left ii
the hands of the board, with authority
? to issue additional stock; and, if ne
j cessary, to apply for that purpose fo
[ an amendment of the charter. Mean
time, the charter granted at the las
session of the Legislature sin ?ubi bi
" accepted, it being practicable to se
i cure such changes in it h< ?after a
. may the better adapt it die pur
? poses of the road.
"As to the time of commencing th
y" new enterprise, the Committee sim
: ply recommend that it should be n
! soon as practicable."
The whole proceedings posses
j much interest, and the reports of th
officers show that they have bee
s diligent and energetic in thc perfora
- ance of their several duties, and i
* behalf of the interests of the road.
. A special despatch to thc Charle:
ton Courier, dated Washington, Mn
1 18, says:
3 Thc New York Herold's correspoi
a dent, accompanying ( ?ener?is Stee?
9 man and Fullerton, writes as follow
, "The Commissioners found tl
1 Freedmen's Bureau in South Carolii
1 a disturbing and fomenting discor?
0 Accounts from the Sea Islands repr
i, sent the perpetration of all kinds <
1 frauds ami rascalities under the sh
o dow of the Bureau. The lands aile
- ted under Sherman's order are un
a versally left uncultivated. The n
.. groes won't labor, except under tl
o alternative of starvation. Affairs ls
I. terry, however, ure improving. Tl
I, great drawbacks in South Carolii
ii are lack of capital and too much
g tho Freedmen's Bureau.''
o In the House, to-day. the Judieia
ii Committee decided that the uvideu
I; adduced to implicate Davis in t
e assassination is utterly uureliab]
o and tho chargois, therefore, droppe
[- The bill for holding the Fodei
g Court in Richmond nexi Junefort
[I trial of Mr. Davis passed both llonst
i, and only lacks now the President's a
e An old colored mau in Charles tc
e getting tired ol' life, on Friday la
fastened one end ol' a rope aron
s his neck and thc other to a lar
i"_ stone, went ont into the river in I
boat, jumped overboard and V
,r There is a famine in tho Ca
The London Times ba* n long
article on thc letter of its correspon?
dent which we published yesterday.
We select the following paragraph as
embodying the gist of tho whole
Tn this part of the work7 ?he di?
vinity that doth hedge round the
sovereigu ruler at once ties and pro?
tects him, by depriving bim of free
and familiar utterance upon public
affairs. The constitutional monarch
cannot divulge those opinions upon
parties and movements which his
more fortunate subjects find it im?
possible not to have and avow. He
cannot explain and justify his acts.
He is always on his trial, without
the opportunity of deliverance; and
unless he should enjoy :i quiet exile,
surrounded by friends, or leave a
largo and confidential correspond?
ence, he will have to bequeath bis
fair fame with no other security than
a jK>st mortem examination of his po?
litical remains, in this respect, the
President of thc United States hus
the advantage of our grand European
pageantries. His position lies mid?
way between them and the Minister,
whom a slip of the tongue, or a east?
ing vote, may strip of the highest
power allowed to mun in these isles.
Formally and practically secure for
four years, yet capable of erring,
most carefully reminded at every puss
that ho is nothing bul a man, and
representing principles not otherwise
represented in thc Constitution, lie
can talk with anybody about public
affairs without impropriety or ol?eiiee.
Ho can address a mob from a plat?
form or an open window: lie eau hold
conversai ions which the post will
convey next day to tin? furtherest
corners of thc Union; and, as sen
yesterday in our letters from Wash?
ington, he may explain und unbosom
himself to the correspondent of a
European journal. We know not
whether our sensitive cousins would
like to have this regarded as an ap?
peal to the publie opinion of the
world, and to the one "flesh ami
blood-' of all nations and realms, but
we are assured that the President
gave full permission that the details
of this remarkable conference should
be made public. They do him the
greatest honor, and wc think ought
to satisfy those win? suspect him of a
rc-actionary policy, a personal ambi?
tion, an unwarrantable disagreement
with Congress, ami a disposition to
j over-ride or evade the law. These
I are points upon which Englishmen
! may expect to be inadequately in
I formed, for it is certain that he shall
never understand our neighbors at
I all, unless he become thoroughly
aware that we are not to measure
them by the rule or of our own insti?
FATAL ACCIDENT.- Dr. I?. A. Kin?
loch, with his little son and colored
driver, while riding iii his buggy on
East??av, near the Charleston Courier
office, Friday morning, came in
collision with a dray, snapping oft' tin
left wheel <d' the buggy ami frighten?
ing thc horse, which started off at an
alarming speed, dragging tho vehicle
and its occupants after him. The
buggy was overt urned and the occu?
pants thrown out, the drivel- keeping
the little boy in his anns to save him
from injury. Both the doctor and
his son escaped uninjured. The fall
brought on hemorrhage, which re?
sulted in the death of bis faithful
servant Friday afternoon. His can
and noble efforts to save his youthful
charge elicited the highest admiration
! of the spectators, and certainly de?
serves a worthy tribute to his me
i mo ry.
JOHN MITCHEL ON "Tin: Sin \
I TION" IN EUKOPE. In his iast letter
dated May 1st, to the New Voil
Neirs, John Mitchel writes: "Ii
seems impossible to resist the eon
i vietion that we ave on thc thresholi
of a war. And that war will be a Ku
ropean one that is \<< say. it wil
draw into its vortex both france am
Russia; not England, on accounl o
thc Fenians. France, indeed, pro
; claims .neutrality." She can do nc
1 thing else, io- nobody is threateniiij
j her: but no rational human bein:
I imagines that a war eau take pince ii
. Italy and (?ermany, and that th
[ sword of France can rest it) it
[ J sheath."
LMPOKTAXT DECISION. The Bosto:
'r Journal says :
lu the town of Red River. Wiscoi]
I sin, a man who had been a volunte*
I in the rebel anny was eh,-ted by tit
copperheads town clerk and just ice .
I thc peace. His predecessors Vi fuse
1 to yield office !<- him, and the Attoi
ney-General thereupon gave his op
' nion that having served as a volui
' teer in tho rubel anny, he had !..
' ' felted all political rights tinder tl
United Stabs Government. N<
' having a right to vote, lu-emil.1 m
' hold ..dice. ' "No Republic," says tl
I attorney, "could live long if its in
' kllowioilgod ein-mies, without its COI
. I sent, were allowed to participate i
1 its administrate tn." *
Thc Mobile Ercnio'i .V, ,rs pul
- lislies an official order, declaring thu
in compliance with instructions fro
the President of the United State
. : it is hereby directed thal I taplin
. I Semines be not permitted to hold .
' j exercise fhe function of Jutlgc of tl
1! Prob ate Court of Mobile County, i
" any other civil or political office
s trust, whih lie remains iinpnrdnni
i by Hie President,
e .1 inlge I 'oin I will perform 1 lie duli
ol' tin- office in I he uieanl ?inc
Sovernl hundred bags of grain, do?
nated by - tbe citizens of Cincinnati
for the suffering and destitute poor
of Northern Alabama, were recently
shipped to Nashville, en route to their
destination. The packages bore the
impressive' mark of "Peace." Far
more gratifying and of more value to
the people of the South are such sen?
timents, sincerely expressed and ho?
nestly acted upon, than the most
munificent eleemosynary contribu?
tion which the wealth and liberality
of the North could bestow. The
deed of charity becomes a deed of
Christianity and love, when accom?
panied by such a proclamation, and
it is such acts and expressions as
these which will bring together the
long divided hearts of North and
South. Sympathy and kindness will
prove a moto powerful and effective
"reconstruction committee"^ bau that
of which Stevens and Sumner are
members. If we could only throw
demagogues und politicians out of
the way, the mute eloquence of this
suffering nation would soon find har?
monious expression in many a form
Despite the efforts of radicalism,
we do not believe that hate and ma?
lice, those vilest and most unworthy
of human passions, now animate the
bosoms of the honest American
masses. They ure neither unforgiving
savages nor serpents, ever ready to
hiss*with rage and strike with venom.
There are a thousand signs which
indicate that the re-union between
North and South would be cordial,
.sincere and permanent it' selfish poli?
ticians would only permit such a con?
summation. 1 lat thc lust of office
and power is stronger with these than
the love of peace and thc tranquility
of thc nation. What boots it to them
il' a gull of endless hate divides their
countrymen, BO they keep office and
earn bread by continually sowing ?and
reaping tares in thc garden of na?
tional happiness? liut relentless time
ami impartial history will do them
justice. Posterity will yet greet their
names with scorn when it finds them
pilloried on the page of deathless
shame., Riehmond Times.
The reports which wc get of thc
crops in this vicinity an; not favor
aide. The weather has lately been so
wet and cold that planting is much
retarded, and stands of cotton, where
it has conic up at all, is represented
ns being very bad. Some, we hear,
who were fortunate enough to gel
seed, ha\e planted the seco'nd time.
Thc wheat crop is thought to be in?
jured ty the wet weather, though tin
prospect is s.;?id to bi! good ill SOUH
places.- Liinatster l*ulyer.
- -, ? ?- ?
('o n. Fisk, who is in command a
Memphis, Tenn., has issued an orde:
that all colored churches destroy?'?
by tint late mob in that city shall bi
rebuilt in better style, and that th?
city shall foot the bills of damage
committed hythe mob. He advertise
for colore?! carpenters, masons am
laborers to ?lo thc work.
j A white man was arrested by oui
! friend Capt. Mayo, of the Freedmen'
! Bureau, and tined $25.0U for pnblicl;
I huggi ligand kissing one of the ugliest
meanest, and filthiest negro women ii
; tin- city. There is no accounting fo
I taste. - (Jtrcnsftoro Shield, ~>th.
The Washington Artillery ami th
famous Eighth Louisiana regimen
, are re-orgauizing for th? ? purpose <
1 taking care of their disabled surv
vers, and removing to their form?
homes their gallant dea?l buried eist
Will somebody explain why th
radicals refuse su tl rage to thc Lndiam
; ll tile Indian be 11?>t "a man ami
1 brother" the same as tho nigger, wi
some milieu] bc kimi ??ninigh to poii
??at the particulars in which he is ii
ferior to the negro"?
Fr.oi i: ?'KoM FKANVK. Tho Best?
I Bulletin states that five or six cargo?
of French Ho*iiraronow on the \vs
to this country sent out, not beean
it is particularly n?'e?le?l here, but ?
a speculative adventure.
(?en. Krank Blair is dealing son
har?! knocks t?> the radicals, in li
Missouri campaign speeches, in tav
ol'the President H?:attractsimmen
crowds wherever and whenever 1
Despatches to the radical pap?
sav that those who expect that Amin
. Johnson meditates any withdraw
from Inc position lie has assume
iva? I the future with clearer eyes th
. the most clear sighted at Wasbingt?
The l'reshl.uit is sahl to be bittei
opposed to (?en. Ferry's election a
successor to Senator Foster" fr?
Connecticut. Secretary Welhs,
the navy, wants the place.
Th?- ? ngineer of th?' Cineinn
and Covington Suspension Bri?
states that it will bec?unpletod heh
<.? .1.1 weather shall have set in. and
j will cost 5?1,500,OOO.
Samuel Kennedy, the only survi
nf Hie Wyoming massacre, die?l n
! York Springs, AdamsC<ninty, l'en
> on the I Ith, in his nih -t \ -third y?
1 Thc citizens of Washington
i preparing a petition <>f renTotlstrai
' to Congi, --s against, tim hill Ink
I away t heir charter.
. A Y?.ke?l ami liam Shackled C
? ' gross" is :t till?' bestow.;.I upon
National legislature by Uni Spri
F I (it iti (Mass.) Kc?,ul,lic",K
; The Massachusetts Legislature
j i . : ii .-.I t.? pass a lull legalizing li?i
' ! s. llui" hy Ihenso.
? "? II .i i1 1 11 1 -m
Mortgages ami Conveyances of Kcal EB
tato fur ?ale at this oflice.
Messrs. Shiv?r ?V: Beckham have received
another supply Sf new goods. Read their
We learn from passengers who arrived
last cvoning, that the damage caused to
the Greenville Railroad by thc recent
heavy rains has been repaired.
DEAD ANIMALS. Complaints are almost
daily made ol' offensive smells, arising
from dead animals laying about the streets.
Cannot something bc done to abate thc
ROOK AND Jolt 1'UINTIXO. Thc Phoenix
office is now tully supplied with cards,
colored and white paper,colored ink, wood
type, etc., and is now in condition' to exe?
cute all manner of book and job printing
in thc shortest possible time. Clive us a
Tuc BintNiNo of COLUMBIA. AU inter?
esting account ot thc "Sack and Destruc?
tion of thc City ol' Columbia, S. C.," has
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
the Phon? ix steam power press. Orders
can bo Siled to any estent. Single copies
SAFICS. .1. II. Kinard, Esq., advertises to
supply the well known Herring's patent
safes at m ai intact ure rs' prices, freight only
ail.led. While Messrs. .1. ,v T. H. Agnew
propose to furnish "Terwilliger's" safes
(which arc v. ry highly recommended) at
'2."i to per cent, less price than any other
makers. Purchasers would do well to exa?
mine tllUSC safes, and decide for them?
selves as each present peculiar qualifica?
tions. ^ .
RKI.IOIOI'S SKKVII KS Tnis HAY. Trinity
Chinch Rev. 1'. .!. Shaml, KM a. m. and
4? ;.. m.
Presbyterian Church Kev. W. P.. Hoggs,
pastor, 10A a. m. a nd 1 \>. m.
baptist Church P. v. .i. b. Reynolds, 10.}
a. m. and 8 p. m. Kev. Wm. T. Capers, 1
St. Peter s Church Rev. J. J. O'Connell,
lui a. m. and 1 i p. m.
Lutheran Church Kev. A. li. Rude, 10A
Marion Street Church Rev. J. \V.
North, WK a. m.; Rev. K. G. Gage, I p. m.:
K. v. Wm. T. Carfare, s p. m.
Christ Church Lecture Room -Rev. J. M.
Pringle. Rector, Wi a. m. and -IS p. m.
Cur.K FOK CHOI.EISA. As this terrible ?iii .
CHM'has made.its appearance in America
and there is no telling what community
I will be safe from its ravages, we publiai
I th? following recipe of tho Liverpool Doc!
Committee for thc cin e of cholera and di
arrima. Medical mun assert, and experi
euee shows, that this is an excellent rome
j dy, and well worth being kept on hand ii
I every family.
Three drachms of spirits of camphor
three drachms of laudanum: t bree dr ac h nu
of oil of turpentine; thirty drops of oil o
peppermint. Mix and take a teaspoonfn
Ul a glass of weak brandy and water fo
diarrlio-a, ai .1 a tablespoonful] in wen!
brandy and water for cholera, bose n
time in sending for medical attendance
when attack, d, and inform the doctor c
; what has been taken.
j COST OF ISM UANOI:. A person haviu;
j occasion to insure should not neglect for
single day so important a duty, llistirs
consideration should he, not what insm
; aaec cost?., but whether it is, indeed, ii;
! surance, a substantial guarantee of n
I demnity against loss. Agents, for th
'sake of tin ir commission, talk flucnth
I mid their persuasiveness is sometime
'; almost irresistible; but, ii" they cia
i very cheap insurance, their intended vi.
I Hms may safely conclude that if is fal lil?!
j and unworthy of their confidence, lt :
! easy to demonstrate math, ma* ?cally thi
un company can. at thc low rates some pr*
i tend to insure, do a safe and paying bus
ness. There are no great bargains to 1
! had in insurance, except those iii whit:
the insured get the worst of it. When
well-managed company has solid capital :
I stake, it is careful and demands a </it<d pi
!./'... for alfil undertakes: but an organiz
don with little t.. I .s.-. employs n ckle.
I agents and docs a leckies- bosiucss, ai
i when the crash does conic, and come
I must sooner or later, th*- knowing on.
I stand from under, and the loss falls upi
the policy holder and others deluded 1
the fallacies of low rates, which threat*
i.. >.i\> the foundation up m which all po
siblc, practicable, actual, honest insuran
A reference to the advertising colum
of th.- Phmtb will show tl?al then- a
. agents in this city of some of the most i
liable companies in the country.
Ciii iau S. iM'iL. Thc following lin
are applicable toa great many comnini
; ti.->: bul whether or not Columbia is
I exception, we will not preten.l to say:
i That tall fellow's her?! to-day
.j 1 wonder what's his name?
Iii- eves are fixed upon mir pew
I ii i'li Mik at Sally I ?ame!
1 ' Who i- that la.lv dressed in green?
lt cint be Mrs. beach;
.j There's Mrs. Jones with Mr. I?.
I wonder if he'll preach!
I I ,.iid me y our :V.u it is s?> warm
We betii will sit to prayer-;
Moan i i nc, bre?me? thu \Vido\\ Ame;
ll.ov Mary's bonn. I tiare?!
. I po look ?it Nancy Slop* r's \. il!
It's lull a br.'adi li loo w ide;
i I wonder if Susannah Ayre-. *
. I Appears to-day a.- brid. ?
1*1.1! what a Voice .lane Klee has ".
i I ? >h! how that organ roar- !
I'm glad we've left the >in,^. rs' seal
How hard Mi-s Johnson snores!
What ugh shawls arc those in Iron
Hill y..i? observe Ann Wild' [bb
lb r new straw iKuinet's trimmed v
I guess - li* si...,! a child!
1 j Pm half asleep thal Mr. .Jones!
.j His sermons are s>> long;
Tins afternoon we'll stay at home.
And practice that new song.
ODO Fr.i,iovrsinp.-Friday last was tho
twenty fourth anniversary of the introduc?
tion of Odd Fellowship in Columbia-Pal?
metto Lodge No. 5 having boen organized
en the 18th day of May, 1842. This was
the first lodgo opened in the State outside
of the city of Charleston, and she may be
regarded as the mother lodgo of the upper
portion of thc State, as the lodges in Sum?
ter, Fairfield, York, Newberry, Greenville,
Anderson and Abbeville were offshoots ol
this lod^c Our much-esteemed fellow
citizen, John McKenzie, Esq., is the fatla-r
of Palmetto Lodge, as he was> instru?
mental in its organization and was elected
its first Nobb] Grand. Immediately on its
organization, tho propositions for mem?
bership were so numerous that the officers
expected to have to initiate every man of
character in thc District. To a certain
extent, this was tho case, and the lodge
numbers among its members representa?
tives from thc very first families. We are
highly gratified at being able to state that,
notwithstanding numerous draw-backs,
the old lodge is still in a flourishing condi?
tion; and every lodge night a goodly num?
ber of brothers meet to perpetuate the
principles of tho order- "Faith, Hope and
Charity." "Friendship, Love and Truth."
NKW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
arc published this morning for the first
time: . *
J. P. Carroll Testimony Wanted.
J. ?V T. H. Agnew- -Terwilliger'a Safes.
" " (h)shen butter.
W. B. Stanley -WrappingPaper, ?Vc.
(.'. F. Jackson Millinery at Cost.
Shiver.v Beckham-New Goods.
Jas. (?. Gibbes Furniture, ?Vc.
MESSRS. EDITORS: YOU will please pub?
lish the following statement, with reference
to thc late election for President, of the
Greenville and Columbia Railroad Com?
Whole number of votes cant.(?.S03
Votes Tot Slate stock, east by the State
proxies, Messrs. (!. F. Townes,
Daniel Brown, and E. 1*. Lake, for
Votes of private stockholders. .5,117
Perrin received of these.'2,s?UJ
Hammett received of those.2.2S1
Perriu's majority of tho votes of pri?
vate stockholders .C15
A STOCK HOLDE lt.
FATAL TORNADO.-On Thursday
morning last, during the visit of seve?
ral gentlemen from the city to St.
John's Berkeley, a terrible tornado
swept over the Moss Grove Planta?
tion and vicinity, on Cooix>r River,
sweeping away Loth trees and houses.
In one of these buildings, Mr. A.
Milliken and Dr. Christopher Fitz
simons had taken refuge from the
storm of both wind and rain. The
building showing signs of falling,
they attempted to retreat. Dr. Fitz
simons, however, being lame, in his
hurry, was thrown down, and the
building at that moment crumbling
in, he was struck on the head by a
cross-beam and instantly killed.
Another building, into 'which seve?
ral negroes had entered and sought
shelter, was also thrown down, one
negro woman killed andsevcrabfiegfj^)
men wounded.-Charleston Courin:
Washington advices state that a
number of Republican members, if
an opportunity had been presented,
would have voted to strike out the
third section of the constitutional
amendment which disfranchises, until
July 1. IsTO, all persons who volun?
tarily adhered to the late rebellion,
giving it aid and comfort. But this
privilege was not afforded, the main
question having been ordered by a
majority of five, with the aid of the
Democratic votes. It is thought the
third section will be stricken out in
the Senate, in view of the fact that it
c luld not possibly get a ratification
bv the States with it in it.
Tun PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION.-The
public reception of tho President and
Iiis daughters to-night was largely at?
tended. Among the guests were two
daughters of President Juarez, ac?
companied by Mr. Romero, the
Mexican minister, and Mrs. Romero,
with whom they are sojourning. This
! party attracted a great deal of at
I tention. A full band of music wai in
I [ Washington Cor. Bult i mare. Sun.
i A widow lady, of Danville, Ky.,
; took an orphan boy to raise, and
I when he had arrived at the age of
eighteen, she married him, she then
' being in her fiftieth year. They lived
? many years together, happy as any
! couple. Ten years ago. they took an
! orphan girl to raise. Last fall, the
old lady died, being ninety-six years
of age, and in seven weeks after, the
old man married the girl they had
* raised, he being sixty-four years of
age, and she eighteen.
BR OT AL MURDER.- The Camden
Journal states that a freedman, named
1 Kirkland, brutally murdered his
wife, dane, in that town, ou the K'th
The steamer Scotia sailed for Liver
pool from New York on the 16th,
? taking s;?.(Mill,0(10 in specie. The
steanor Kangaroo also sailed, tal i og
: ont SU75,(MH) in specie.
In the English House of Commons,
on the 2d of May, the bill legalizing
marriages with a deceased wife's sis
; ter was rejected by nineteen majority.
Tho first regiment of Albertan
volunteers for Maximilian's army iu
Mexico was sent from Trieste for
Vera. Cruz in the last, days of April.
Our Consul at Liverpool, under
, d ite of M:?yy 2, reports that lhere is
? no cholera in that oily.