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Friday Morning, May 25, 1866.
The War on lite Constitution ?nd
The most lamentable spectacle that
the people of the United States have
ever been called to witness is now
exhibited within the wall? of the
National Capitol. A faction, for mere
party purposes, are thwarting the
needed legislation of the country,
us m ping the powers vested by tho
Constitution in the other departments
of the .Government, and aro seeking,
by reckless legislation, to wipe out
every conservative feature of that
honored instrument framed by the
purest patriots among thc fathers of
A short time ago, those disorgan
izers sought, by a skulking amend?
ment to the post office bill, to take
the appointing power out of the
hands of the Executive, and vest it
in their own precions clique. That
failed, however, owing to the bare?
facedness of the proposition; but tho
whippers-in of the faction are again
at work, and seem determined to
push through their nefarious scheme
in some way. A radical from Mis?
souri, (Henderson,) last week, intro?
duced a bill, which was read twice
and ordered to be printed, and which
is virtually the same as thc amend?
ment referred to. It provides that
any person whose appointment to a
civil office under the Government has
been confirmed by the Senate shall
not be removed at the will of the
President, but shall hold his office
t "until his removal be consented to
by the Senate," except members of
the Cabinet, and "that the President
shall not, during the recess of tho
Senate, appoint or commission any
person to fill up a vacancy in a civil
office under the Government, unless
such vacancy shall have happened
daring such recess by death, resigna?
tion, expiration of term, or other
casualty not depending on the will
or action of the President."
The New York Herald very properly
designates this proposed bill as
one of the most revolutionary mea?
sures that has been brought forward
by a Congress which is endeavoring
to change the whole frame-work of
the Government, and adds:
"It would reduce the President to
a mere automaton in the hands of the
Senate, and make that body the real
executive power of the country. Yet, !
strange to say, this is not proposed
upon any broad, statesmanlike views
to remodel our institutions or change I
the action of the Government, but j
merely as a party expedient or from
personal feeing. Mr. Henderson and i
his fellow-ma'cute would upset all the
established principles and action of !
the Government, and launch us into I
a dangerous sea of untried experi
ment? for the merest party advantage, i
and without any regard to the future !
welfare of the country."
How long the people of thc coun
try can patiently submit to these in
sane attempts to overthrow the great j
principles of their Government, we
do not know, but surely it cannot be
long. "Wo may have to wait until
the next Congressional elections
throughout the North ere these fae
tionists are cast out of the legislativo
temple of the nation by au indignant !
constituency, whose masters, instead
of servants, they aim to be. It is
fortunate for the country that tho
people have the strong, interposing
hand of Andrew Johnson to. save ?
them from tho full force of the de- ';
structive blows which these men ?ire
aiming at the Constitution and best
interests of tho country. Their ma?
chinations cannot all proceed from
liatred to that eminent and conserva?
tive patriot; they spring chiefly from
their cravings for' patronage and
party power, and they seem to caro
not if in these wild attempts they
pull down even the temple of liberty j
itself, and involve all in a common
rain. May that day be far distant!
The conservatives of all parties
throughout the land should rise np
in their might to avert such a ca?
Traf Cox FEI>EKATK DEAD.-Tho La?
dies' Association of Charleston have
.made a commencement towards the
?Tying out of their laudable and pa
fcic purpose of commemorating
~3onfederate"~dead. A number of
srnbers visited Magnolia. Ceme
Wednesday afternoon and spent
'time ix-^leaning and preparing
^graves for the reception of their
frosts have about finished tho
Rpecta in Northern Ohio.
Greenville anti Colombia lin. il roa tl. !
Tho Board of Directors and the
stockholders "?f the Qreeftvillo and ;
Columbia Railroad Company have
determined, us .soon ns practicable; to
abandon about forty miles of their,
present road from Frog Level, and
build a new lino of railway from that
point to Columbia. Thc impractica?
bility and impolicy of such n change,
at present, aro so obvious that it is
passing strange sensible and practical
men should have determined on it.
The company have, at this time, a
bonded and floating debt of $2,000,-!
OOO, and are without funds and with?
out credit. Tl ie road ha? cost about
$3,000,000. lt is not likely the road
would, this day or for years to come,
jell for enough to pay this debt.
How, then, is it possible for tho com?
pany to undertake to build a new
rond thirty-live miles long? Where
will they get funds? How can they,
in the present condition of the coun?
try, seriously entertain a hope of ac
complishing such a project ?.
If the line of road is changed as
proposed, the company will have to
abandon more than one-fourth of the
whole length of their railroad track,
which has cost them nearly 61,000,
000. They will have to give np ?ill
the freight and passengers brought
them by the Spartanburg Hoad,
which is one-tenth of thc income ol'
tho Greenville and Columbia Hoad,
and must greatly increase hereafter.
Spartanburg is nearer Ashville than
Greenville, and all tho^ trade und
travel of North Carolina are destined
to pass over the Spartanburg Road.
There, too, is tho trade and travel of
Fairfield, Union, Spartanburg, and
portions of Laurens and Newberry
Districts, entirely lost to the Green?
ville Road by this change.
The proposed change is in bad
faith to the Spartanburg Company.
They were induced to unite with the
Greenville Koa?! at Alston by a .sub?
scription of 600,000, and a tacit
pledge of honor and faith that thc
present road down the valley of the
Broad River should continue in all
time to come. By tho proposed
change, the Spartanburg Road is
ruined and worthless. It is said thc
Spartanburg Company may purchase
the road from Alston to Columbia.
They have nothing to pay with, and
cannot make the purchase. But, il
they could, it would be a strange and
novel sight to see a railroad company
building a rival road to thoir own,
and selling it out to a rival company
It is said the present road dowi
tho valley from Alston to Columbia i;
liable to be washed away by freshets,
and never can be safe. The road Inc
been built nearly twenty ?years, ant
during that time has only been da
maged by two freshets. This duning*
maybe prevented in tho future le
having trestles instead of embank
meuts where the river washes. Tin
expense would be trifling. Or tin
road may be turned nearer the foot o
tho hill, and avoid the dangers of tin
river entirely. This would be a mos
inconsiderable cost compared to build
ing a now road thirty-five miles long
The Engineer reports that tliisne^
road may be built at a cost of 610,
000 per mile; but he makes no allow
ance, iu his estimates, for rock am
blasting. It is said that, undemeatl
tho surface of the carl li, for miles
on the proposed road through Le.\
ington District, there is a soli<
rock. Blasting through this ma
cost more than the grading of th
whole road. No one has given th
right of way over Iiis lands in Les
ington, and there may be doubl
whether this will be clone. It is sai
tho timber is an inducement to coi
struct tho railroad on the new lim
This timber belongs to farmers, wi)
are not disposed to sell it.
The bridge alone will cost froi
600,000 to 675,000 on the new roa<
and may bo washed away bv the fir:
freshet. The old bridge Has wi tl
stood the freshets. The piers are
standing, admirably constructed, an
constitute the groat expense of ti
What right have the railroad coil
pany, after injuring ami destroying
large portion of tho low gronm
through which their railway passe
to abandon the advantages of the
road to the land proprietors? l s
in good faith to the planters? 1 a
not sore the planters may not cari
the company into court and comp
them to continu-; their road or p?
Let any sensible man take his stat
on the platform of tho hindmost <.
ingoing from Alston to Columbi
and he will be amazed t<> see he
small a portion of the road is liai
to be injured by freshets-only a fi
It would bo well for tile conipai
to abandon this ruinous project
once and forever. Let them do tiri
and adopt the most rigid system
economy in ;dl tilings, and they m
yet make their road profitable to t
stockholders. Dismiss all malignai
dishonest and idle employees ai
agents and officers on the road. Bu
no more new depots, houses, &
and make no expenditures which c
be avoided. A STOCKHOLDER.
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The Columbia, (Tenn.1 Herald,
May 12th, says: "We learn that t
negro infants were discovereddrov
ed in a branch on tho farm of ('
Andrew J. Polk, on Monday lu
They had been thrown Ibero by til
mothers, who, we learn, gave nj
reason their inability to supp
- ?JODUMBIA, May 24, 1866?
MESSHS, EDITORS: As some of the
rentiers ? your paper may feel an in?
serest in "knowing what is being done
for tbe great cause of the Bible, in
South Carolina, permit me to make
the following brief statement for their
Since my re-appointment as Bible
Agent for this State, on tho 1st of
July, 1S66, through the liberality of
the American Bible Society, I have
been instrumental iu placing the
Bible, without nott: or comment, at
the disposal of auxiliaries and twenty
three newly organized Bible Com?
mittees, in twenty-live Districts of
this State. I t is hoped soon to supply
the auxiliaries in the remaining Dis?
tricts of this State with thc Word of
(rod. So far as tho auxiliaries and
committees have been heard from,
they are searching out and supplying
the destitute within their respective
bounds with commendable earnest?
ness, lt is pleasing to state that
several efficient clergymen and lay?
men in various portions of my field,
have rendered much valuable service
ns Bible colporteurs. A highly es?
teemed clergymen, in one of the
Western Districts of this State, when
spoken to in reference to our society,
said: "The American Bible Society
must be sustained. Send me three
hundred Bibles ami Testaments, and
i will take great pleasure in distribut?
ing them among the destitute." An?
other clergyman, who is an active
pastor in oue of the Eastern Districts,
said: "Pleuse secure for nie several
hundred copies of the Scriptures foi
our District. The destitution is very
great, and 1 will take great plea-sun
in placing the books in the hands ol
the people."' And a Bible Commit?
tee, iu one of the upper Districts,
said: "The American Bible Society
will confer a blessing on this commu?
nity, if t hey will send us five hundred
copies of the Word of God." A highly
esteemed laymen, also, who is thc
efficient President of a Branch Bible
Society, inonu of our upper Districts
being concerned for thc welfare o
Lae freedmen, und requesting Bible
und Testaments for their use, says
"I would respectfully report that th*
numerous freedmen in this place am
vicinity are in tho process of learning
bo rend, while some can do so already
ind hence weanticipatc a considerable
lemand for the Word of God, to b<
placed in their hands." Mr. Ria
S?rth, local agent of thc Bible Socio
ty in Columbia, who received a gran
)f one thousand Bibles and Testa
nu iits at his depository last autumn
reports more than half of this mun
lier distributed to destitute person
in this city and in Richland District
During the war, every commuait;
in this Stute was drained to meet tin
?alls for l?ihhs and Testaments fo
?rn* soldiers, and hence the presen
argent demand for thc Word of Go?
in this State. And the freedmen
?vho.se predominant desire just uo\
seems to l>e to learn to read, are ii
prospect ol' the attainment, impoi
uning us for Bibles. With sincer
.?gards, yours trulv.
Agent American Bible Society fo
I'IN\N< IAI. STORM BREWING. -Th
\'e\v York Sim, of the 16th, says tb
uglis of thr coming financial stori
ire steadily growing mon omiuon
rho comparative dullness ot busbies:
he downward tendency of price
li" increasing number of failure;
iud the uneasiness manifested i
learly every department of trade, m
?ire harbingers of a general tluanci
.rash. Every shrewd observer h:
.eon convinced, for a long time, th:
i monetary crisis is inevitable, an
hat its coming is only a question <
imo. The financial atmosphere h;
icen closely watched.
VERY CONSIDERATE.-In thc Hons.
>n the 15th, Mr. Wilson, of low
.btnined au order for the printing
m amendment which ho proposed
.ffor as a .substituto for one of tl
?ills reported by the Committee (
[leconstrnetion. Tho amendment
"Strike all after thc enacting elan
ii the first section of House bill f>4
md insert the following: That winn
iver the above recited amendme
bull have become a part of thc Co
ititntion of the United States, ai
my State lately in rebellion shall ha
atitied the same and shall have rn
lilied its Constitution and laws
ionformily therewith, the Senate
iud Representatives from such Stat?
f found to be duly elected and qtin
ied after having taken tho reqnir
.atli of office, bi' admitted in Co
rress as such; provided, if any Sta'
ifter ratifying said amendment ai
?onfirming its Constitution andi)
.herewith, slmil establish an eqi
ind j ust.syst eui of suffrage for all nu
citizens within its jurisdiction w
ire not less than twenty-one years
ige, tho Senators aud Represen
ives from such State ?hall Le adm
ed ?ts aforesaid, without being
paired ti? await the action of otl
?tates on said amendment. And p
rided further, that nothing in t
ict shall be so construed as as to cl
Vaucluse any loyal person who isn
entitled to vote."
Methodist Episcopal Church Mouth.
"We copy the following synopsis
from the .'Southern Christian Advo?
The-aci?on of the General Confer
crioe may be summed np in Hie fol?
1; It was resolved to change tho
name of the Church to "Episcopal
Methodist Church," provided that
three-fourths of all the members of
the several Annual Conference? shall
2. Lay representation-four lay?
men, one of whom may be a local
preacher, (to be elected by tho Dis?
trict Stewards, or in such way as the
Annual Conference may direct,) to
oach Presiding Elder's District in the
Annual Conferences; an equal num?
ber of laymen and clergymen as rep?
resentatives to tho General Confer?
ence, und the clerical members to
elect the clerical representatives.
Upon the request of one-fifth of thc
General Conference, thc laymen and
clergymen can form two distinct
houses, when a concurrent majority
will be necessary to pass any law.
This action, however, is subject to
tho .same confirmation and approval
of three-fourths of all the preachers
in the several Annual Conferences.
3. The limit of the pastorate has
been extended from two to foul
4. A system of church meeting!
was adopted, to bo held once a month
if practicable -otherwise once a quar
ter-to be presided over by the preach
er in charge. The object of it is t<
put tho membership more thorough!;
in connection with the various enter
prises of the church.
5. The probationary system Int
been abrogated - members are to b
received formally by the preacher ii
charge, according to the form of th
baptismal service, or some other foru
in an appendix to the discipline.
G. (.'lass meeting is placed upon th
same footing with prayer meeting
and is no longer a condition of mern
7. The Missionary Society is di
vided into a Domestic and n Foreig
Missionary Society, with distill*
Boards, Seen taries and Treasurers
the former located at Nashville an
the latter at Baltimore.
8. Everything in the discipline i
regard to the mon and women sittin
apart in the church, lias been take
'.). The whole matter of the qua)
teruge has been merged into a res
10. Everything advisory in regar
to dress is taken ont; and so, too, a
that part which requires preachers t
consult the Presiding Elder upon th
delicate subject of matrimony.
11. No traveling preacher can 1
proposed to ?xii Annual (jonferen<
for ordination except he shall ha>
passed au examin?t ion before tl
Conference Committees, to their SJ
tisfaction, in the prescribed course?
12. lt is recommended that, for tl
present, a Biblical Chair bc establis]
ed in connection with each of *>i
colleges, for tho theological educati*
of young preachers.
13. Several important changes
the boundaries of Conferences we
made, for which we refer to the r
port <d' the Committee on Bound
lies: and North-west Texas, the ('
lumbin, the Mobile and the Mor
goinery Conferences wer*: forme
The name of tho "Hi*) Grande" Co
ference was changed to West Tex?
and that of the "Ouachita" Conft
once to Little Kock. The Kaus
Conference was divided between t
Missouri and St. Louis Conference
The St. Louis, the Missouri, t
Baltimore, the Virginia, the Georgi
and th*' Fast Texas art; permitted
divide during the next four years,
they shall deem it expedient and *
sirable to do so.
14. The vote on licensing proa*
eis and recommending persons i
ordination, is to be taken by ballot
the Quarterly Conferences.
10. The colored members of t
church are to be formed into th
own Quarterly und Annual Conf
enees, the latter at the discretion
the Bishops, with a view to their ul
mutely forming their own Gene
Conference. Meanwhile, the Bish*
of our church are authorized to c<
fer with the Bishops of the Airi*
M. E. Church, with a view to a un:
between om- colored churches ?i
that church, lt is also recommen*
that day schools and Sabbath sehe
bo formed among the colored peo
lt',. There was a change in tho
tire system of church trials and tr,
of appeal coses. The principle adc
ed is to try by large committees, i
to make their action that of the Ix
appointing them, without a-reviev
17. The sums allowed to super
limited preachers, widows and
phans, etc., are to be designated
Boards of Conference Stewards; ?
they are to have ino direction of
methods of raising the necess
- t ^ ?. ?.
ARRIVAL *>r SITTVI.TEH ron
G HAN iTKvi i.i.K FACTORY.--The 1
Winfield, which arrived below on ft
Jay last, from Liverpool, has on Ix
nver 680 cases of the finest (pu:
of machinery, in addition to a 1:
quantity of building material, int*
ed for theGraniteville Mannfactu
Company, located at Graniteville
C. The new factory, when in op
tion, will be the finest and one of
largest mills in the South.
Amount of duties paid upon thee;
was 817,000.- -Savannah News.
Trial or Jefferson ?rt,vi?.
It is a matter of regret, that this
? great State trial, which is soon to be
j placed upon the records of our na
? t ional histor}' and form part of the
! great traditions of civil conflicts, and
j become one of thc great precedents
of law, should have such an unwor?
thy commencement. Judge Under?
wood, one of that spurious judiciary
created in tho course of illegitimate
faction, made a stump speech to the
grand jury, which was disgraceful
even us a specimen of the oratory of
the stump; and upon this instigation,
and wo know not what other base
arts, the indictment was procured.
All other parties to the great civic
drama are far above tho level of base?
ness. The accused, tho chief justice,
the prosecuting counsel, and the law?
yers for the defence, and the Presi?
dent who is to execute or modify tho
sentence of the court, all these are
men capable of playing the great
part assigned to them. The more's
tho pity the prologue was given to a
mountebank to rehearse.
\ Alijan y Argus.
"Iota," til?; Washington corres?
pondent of the Baltimore Sui., in hit
Sunday's letter to that paper says:
The trial of Jefferson Davis before
thc United States Circuit Court ir
Virginia is considered as settled, but
Chief Justice Chase lins not yet sig
nitied his intention to hold the court
for this or any other purpose. Th?
Judiciary Committee of the Hon?
are now directing their attention t<
the grounds presented to them npoi
which tho charge of treason, not o
conspiracy and for assassination, i:
founded, and the Chief Justice ma]
await their final report. The Presi
dent will, no doubt, remove the chic
obstacles which the Chief Justice in
dieated as preventing him from try
ing a criminal case in Virginia. H
must certainly withdraw martial la-?
from the State before J ustice Chas
will consent to hold the court for Mi
Davis' trial. This has not yet bee:
done, but it is thought that it will bi
The law just passed to facilitate th
trial at Richmond authorizes a speen
term to he held, as well as the reg?
lar terms in May und October. ]
tim Chief Justice determined to hoi
the court and try Jefferson Davis fe
treason, it will not be so early r
June, as some have supposed-otlu
engagements will prevent it. Tl:
jurors cannot be taken from We:
Virginia, as has been stated in son
quarters. |Of course not, as theDi
trict in which the alleged overt a<
was committed ?hies not, and did in
at tho time of its alleged commi
nient, embrace West Virginia. | Tl
accused will have the usual right <
pre-emptory challenge as well as ol
J ec ting for cause. No one believi
that a jury is likely to be empanelh
at Richmond that will agree. A di
agreement, and possibly a new tri
with like results, is all that will cou
of it. Therefore the radicals are o
posed to a trial for treason by a ci\
court in Virginia. Senator Snrnu
is not alone in declaring it a farce.
M r.\n o. Additional items of i
te rest regarding Mexican affairs h
been received hy the New Yo:
Hcrnlil. A number of ox-Confedera
settlers in Mexico bad had an int?
view with Maximilian, during whit
the Emperor wile.mied them
"exiles," and expressed his desire
see American capital and labor inti
duced into the country, but urgii
them, at the sam;' time, to take i
part in the political dissensions. (
the question of slavery, Max. is es]
eially strone;, condemning forced
bor of every description, us appei
from the extracts which we pnbl?
takon from a bool; written by h
some wars since. An effort w
inade, on the eve of the funeral
Mexico city of the late Henry 11
Allen, ex-Confederate Governor
Louisiana, to have the collin borne
the grave covered with aConfeden
flag; but, owing to tho firmness
the Uuit.d Stabs Consul at t
Capital, this demonstration was ubi
doned by the friends of the deceas?
Beverly Tucker, while on his way
Mexico City, whither, it is said,
has been despatched to act as cori
pondent for several English jonrm
hud been plundered by guerillas n
Orizaba. The Emperor will s<
commissioners to represent Mexi<
interests in the groat Exposition
bo held at Paris in lst;7. The m
tality of Mexico City is report?e
be very great at present, owinj
the defective sewerage und accnmi
tion of tilth within the city wa
An American engineer had contrae
to drain the valley of Mex
Another inundation was feared,
waters of Lake Texcueo being wit
a few inches only ol the level of
Capital. Maximilian bael sont a c
munication to the Minister in cbc
of the civil list directing certain
portant reductionsito be made in
expenses of his household, at
same time voluntarily cutting di
his personal allowance to Sollt),
m ? ?
PROSPECTS OF THE "DIRECTOR
RETORT IN THE SENATE. -The W
ington correspondent of the Spr
field Republican says the disaffec
of Stewart, of Nevada, will mali
impossible lo pass the repina of
Obstruction Committee by a
thirds vote, and add: "I suppose
Sumner will bo satisfied by a \
ponement of the windi? subject,
would, however, bc fatal, as Conj
will adjourn by tho 1st of July
majority will not stay here in
summer heat to suit the taste of i
Mortgage? and Conveyances of Ilea! Es?
tate for aalc at this office.
Col. Shiver serve? up a capital lunch at
hi? restaurant to-day and to-mnjrow, at ll
o'clock a. m. The lovers of good eating
will surely attend.
BAKIIECUE.- -Messrs. Pope & Starling pro?
vide a barhocue for dieir friends, at Star?
ling'? butcher pen, nt ar Fisher's Pond, to?
morrow. This, we know, will be pleasing
ntclligence to tho?? who are ?fond of a de?
licious piece of highly seasoned pork or
TUB BCUNINU OK COLUMBIA. -An inter?
esting account of the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of the City of Columbia, S. C.," ha?
just been issued, in pamphlet form, from
tho PIUJBHLK strain power pre??. Order?
can bo lilied to any extent. Single copies
RELIGIOUS NOTICE.-Religions services
will bo held at New llope Church, four
miles above Columbia, on the Asylum
Hoad, on Sunday, the 27th instant, at ll
o'clock a. m. Person? residing in the vi?
cinity, and others desiring to do so, aro
respectfully invited to attend.
TUE NEW SCHEDULE. - Tho new schedule
provides for rapid traveling on the whole
routo from Montgomery to New York.
Leaving Montgomery, going North, at 5 a.
m., the trains will arrive at Columbia at 4
o'clock p. m. the next day. Leaving Co?
lumbia at 4.13 p. m., the traius will arrive
at Richmond at S p. m. the next day, and
at New York at about 7 p. m. The whole
running time from Montgomery to New
York will bo about eighty-six hours, and
from Columbia to New York about fifty
hours. We also understand that the farces
on most of the roads will be reduced on
through tickets to something between four
and rive cents per mile.
1U< INO.-We learn that arrangements
arc bring made to got up a ?erie? of raciug
matches, in this city, to continue three
days, anil collection? are being taken up
among our citizens for the purpose of offer?
ing suitable purses. The tirst day, a trot?
ting match, or matches; second day, mile
brats, for saddle horses; third day, half
mile heats, and probably a small purse for
quarter heat*. The subscription list can
bo examined at the store of Mr. J. E.
Lumsden, on Assembly street. As the
Columbia track is one of the beat in the
South, and tho purses offered for thu differ?
ent matches will bo liberal, there is little
doubt that there will be a goodly number
Cor KT OF APPEALS.- In tho Court of Ap?
peals, Thursday, on the call of the docket
causes were disposed of as follows:
STKUOKOFF. -John Thompson mis. J. T.
Ligon; C.B. Hasclden a<ls. J.e. Crawford;
John Flowers ails, thc State; Es parteW.
H. Crawford; W. G. McKnight cs. J. A.
Gordon; Chaffee, St. Ant an ri Sc- Croft ra.
Ann Jackson; Jesse butler rs. Stephen
Smith; A. AV. Thompson, Executor, tw. D.
Goudelock; John Foster cs. J. N. McElwee ;
P. H. Massey et al. ads. \V. J. Cureton; O.
Scorratt ads. the State; Charles H. Lam?
bert ads. Zack Howell; Samuel L. Strait
ads. John Pogue; Wylie J. Davis rv. John
brier; A. P. Wylie c.s. N. B. Kelly; Samuel
Summer and wife rs. A. J. Dillard; Moses
Lindsey el ai. vs. C. P. Sandifer; DeGraf
fenreid cs. DeGraffonreid; A. P. Wylie rs.
lili Cornwall et ni.: lu rr, J. J. Kinsler rs.
the City Connell of Columbia; W.S.Pear?
son and wife rs. ? - Little; G ?1st rap anil
wifo rs. Anna Hawthorne; James Parks,
Executor, ads. Samuel Barfcsdale, Executor.
ABANDONED-L. '/.. Williamson ails. Jane
CONTI NIED-.lohn R. Tarre.nl <i<ls. M. A.
Sullivan, assignee: John Johnson and wife
os. Abram Gilbert; Bl&keney et al. rs. S. C.
and M. 1>. Oaks; Wyndham and wife us. S.
E. Hart; King & Wallace rs. benjamin
Clements; Abel Gandy rs. Cheraw and Dar?
lington Railroad: Josiah Byrd ads, E. byres,,
administrator; Blair & Cairn es tr. R<*<?,
administrator; Beatty & McCorklo rs. Sa?
imir? Blair; M. J. Jackson vu. J. M. Jen?
nings; Dr. Jami? Bi vi ogs ads. J. and T. H.
Farrow; Keith A Norton, executors, rs. J.
Andrew Wherry, administrator, BS. Mar?
tha McCammon. Brief read by Mr. Melton,
andras.- submitted. No reply.
1). C. Roddy et id. cs. Elam McElwee.
Brief read by Mr. Melton, and case sub?
mitted. Mr. Williams, contra.
Elizabeth Douglass cs. J. T. McAfee er
al. Brief read by Mr. Williams, and case
submitted. Mr. Melton, contra.
Thomas C. Richardson, executor, rs.
Elizabeth P. Manning. Hon. James Si?
mons for appellant. Mr. J. S. G. Richard
v'.r.? ADVERTISEMENTS. -Attention iscall
ed to thc following advertisements, which
uri published this morning for the dist
J. A. Enslow it Co. -Molasses at auction.
J. .v. T. li. Agnew Maryland Ham?.
W. B. Stanley Earthenware.
Cr egg A Co. -Refrigerators, Guano, AP.
Like "Quakers' guns,"artificial teeth are
of little use and easily detected. Take cai e
of the real our?. All you need is fragrant
Sozodont. Cst; il daily, and your teeth
will bc the last of nature's gifts"to fail you.
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SECRETARY STANTON RECONSTRUCT?
ED.-The Cincinnati Commercial is of
thc opinion that Secr?tary Stanton
has been "reconstructed," and that
"ho no longer appears a fiery Mars,
breathing havoc and slaughter, but,
robed in tho white garments of peace,
and crowned with the olives of con?
ciliation, he turns his back on the
faithless partisans, who allured only
to deceive, and, grasping the Presi?
dent's policy of restoration in one
hand, li rm ly and fervently clasps his
portfolio to his palpitating form with