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Thursday Morning, Dec. 20, 1866.
A Joelie Iou? Step.
Under this head, tho New York
Times notices, -with favor, the resolu?
tion offered in the House of Repre?
sentatives in Congress, directing the
Reconstruction Committee to inquire
into the expediency of proposing a
joint resolution declaratory of tho
purposes of Congress to admit the
Southern States on thc ratification
by them of the Constitutional amend?
ment, and tho establishment of a re?
publican form of Government.
The resolution of inquiry was
adopted by tho House. This is ouo
step forward, aud, of course, thc peo?
ple of these excluded States must
watch with interest thc report of the
committee setting forth the result of
their inquiries. We will then see the
ground we staud on, aud the condi?
tions required of ns by the dominant
party. That report-will furthermore
prove thc auimus of the radicals, and
whether they ever intern! that the
South will ever have her right of
representation restored, or whether
they aro. determined to keep us in a
state of subjugation raider Territorial
rulers, appointed by ^them or some
official of their creed.
This is what the people of the
South now want to know-upon
what terms they will be restored to
a participation in thc Government,
which they have sworn to maintain
and defend, aud to the support of
which, impoverished as they are, they
freely contribute. Let us distinctly
aud authoritatively know what is re?
quired of us-what further conces?
sions aro demauded-and, therefore,
give us the satisfaction of knowing
what is to bo our condition under thc
rule' of radicalism, so long as that
may continue to bo omnipotent in
the councils of the nation.
This is the honest plain-dealing t hat
should govern the majority in Con?
gress in dealing with those who are
now in their power. Such a course
would, for a time at least, settle the
difficulty one way or the other. No
matter what the conditions may be
which they demand, let them ema?
nate from the party leaders in an au?
thoritative form. By Agreeing to a
joint resolution, whether the adop?
tion of the Constitutional amendment
by the Southern States would entitle
them to representation, or whether
they are determined to exact still
more stringent requirements, there
would be no longer doubt and uncer?
tainty. Whatever th-* requirements
may be-however exacting-the peo?
ple of the South aro powerless to re?
sist them, if enforced. They can
only submit. If the terms can be
accepted, they will bo received cheer?
fully and ia good faith, as were tho
requirements of the Executive. If
the Southern people should deem it
impossible or dishonorable to accept
what may be offered, still they will
submit, without participating ia their
own degradation, and bow to tho will
of God und to tho Constitution and
laws of the country.
The Richmond Enquirer charge?
Judge Underwood, of Virginia, with
issuing judgment of confiscatiou
against the fee simple of'the property
of a Virginian, in order to obtain the
residence he now occupies, and then,
by under-hand practices, obtaining
the house at a great deal less than its
real value. The Judiciary Committee
of the House of Representatives
having just decided that the foo sim?
ple of condemned property is nol
forfeited under the confiscation law.
Judge Underwood, it is charged, sei
about bolstering up his title with cer?
tain judgments, Arc., under an attach?
ment process. A recent decision o\
the Circuit Court of Alexandria ha:
declared these proceedings invalit
and null, and the property will reven
to its legal owners.
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A VALUABLE BOOK.-In the Unheil
States Senate, Thursday, Mr. How<
offered the following resolution
which was referred to the Committei
on Printing :
Resolved, That the clork prepar<
for publication a volume containing
tho colonial charters and various St ab
Constitutions of euch State of th
United States, together with al
amendments thereto, at any time ii
force, arranging thc same in chrono
logical order for each State; and tba
-thousand copies thereof be pro
vided for thc use of thc Senate.
The great English brewers av
about to raise the price of their pal
ale just ten per cent.
The radicals in Congress leave no
stone unturned to bring the adminis?
tration of President Johnson under
censnre. Some timo ago, a corres?
pondent of the New York Tribune,
who had been nosing about one of
the departments in Washington, al?
leged that the President had sacri?
ficed tho interests of the Treasury in
favor of Southern railroad companies.
Since tho meetiug of Congress, the
matter has again been agitated, and
a resolution has been passed, appoint?
ing a committee to investigate thc
mode and times of the transfer of the
railroads to their owners. Tho cor?
respondent of thc Cincinnati Com?
mercial writes :
"Under an order from President
Johnson, all these roads, with rolling
stock, track, bridges and entire mate?
rial, were turned over to their origi?
nal owners, and payment ordered to
be received in bonds giveu by the
company, to pay in monthly instal?
ments. These fell duo and were not
paid, whereupon the Quartermaster
General proceeded to institute suit
against the various companies for the
amount of their indebtedness. The j
President, on learning, this directed
that thc snit be given up; and so to
this day the notes of these corpora?
tions romain unsettled. Not only is
this true, but they are rendering
claims against the Government for
the usc of their roads and rolling
stock, and are even bringing in bills
for freight upon every pound of mili?
tary material carried by the Govern?
ment over these roads during-the
war. and so much per day for thc
use of all captured cars and locomo?
We understood at the time when
the necessities of the Government re?
quired no further transportation,
it was found to be a losing busi?
ness to manage the railroads, and
that it was at the instance of the War
Department they were turned over to*
thc companies. Thc counter-claims
of the railroad corporations for com?
pensation for services, will, more
than probable, outweigh and over?
balance any claims of the Govern?
STATE OF TRADE.-The markets
show a considerable revival of busi?
ness, particularly in g "?ods which are
recognized as necessities. December
is not usually au active mouth in
wholesale business. Merchants like
to balance their accounts on tho 1st
of January with small stocks of
goods. Under these circumstances
business may now be called brisk.
The past week shows largo sales of
coffee, sugar, molasses, and rice.
Early in the week there was a large
business done ia hides and leather.
In the past tinco days "the trade"
have taken about 10,000 barrels of
flour, and would probably have taken
more but for the speculative advance
that has takea place. Articles that
can possibly be dispensed with do
not show so much activity.
The point we would make is, that
prices of leading staples have beeu
very dull a long time; stocks in the
hands of dealers are small; prices of
goods have declined relatively more
than gold; consequently, if gold
should decline in January to 130
under the payments from the United
States Treasury, no further decline
in merchandize need bo expected.
There is much more likelihood of a
material rise, if gold remains steady.
Dealers and manufacturers have been
"holding off" for prices to "touch
bottom." There are abundant indi?
cations that we are on "hard pan" for
the next six months' business, and
returning confidence and activity, of
which we have noticed the dawning,
may bo expected to bc developed in
! all branches of trade.
[Xeic York World, 15lk.
TH7: CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT.
- The Washington correspondent of
the New York Herald, writing under
date of the 14th inst., says:
Senator Wade made the important
declaration, to-day that the Constitu?
tional amendment would be thrust
upon the South by force of arms,
' provided if, after waiting a reasona
1 ble time, the Southern States, through
their Legislatures, did not adopt it
for themselves. Inquiries aro being
instituted as to whether the South
! would resent this action.
GEN". SHERMAN' AND TUE CUBANS.
Whilst in Havana, recently, it is an?
nounced that Gen. Sherman visited
tho American Consul's office, and
seeing a large map of Cuba, mounted
a chair and began studying it. This
caused thc Cubans who saw him to
exchange significant looks and ges?
tures, and to whisper to each other,
whilst they all came to the conclusion
that Gen. Sherman, who was merely
looking at the route to Matanzas, in
reality was picking out a good place
for tho descent of a fillibustering
party, who "would annex C .ba to his
A Washington despatch states that
Mr. Ashley has offered a resolution
intended to impeach the President.
It will be followed by another setting
forth charges and specifications.
j A company is about ri coting a mag
I nificent h^tel in Cincinnati.
Th* Agc or Jl< np..rt and Hadicn.il?m.
Hume was not only thc boldest,
but tho ablest and moat ingenious
reasoner of modern times. If he be?
lieved lis own speculative reasoning,
he vas less of tho philosopher than
any sane man who ever lived, except,
perhaps, his compeer, Bishop Berke?
ley; less of a philosopher, because he
excluded all faith or belief not found?
ed on reason. The result was, that
he and the Bishop, by the most unan?
swerable ratiocination, demonstrated
j that there is no material world, no
earth, no moon, no sun, no stars, no
bodily existence. Employing reason
untrammeled and unrestricted by
faith, they very logically reduced all
existence, the universe itself, to a
parcel of vagrant, undefinable, in?
comprehensible ideas. Nobody ever
did, nor from tho nature of our being,
ever possibly can, believe in the con?
clusions at which they so logically
arrived: for belief in our own physic?
al existence, and of au extraneous ma?
terial world, is intuitive, instinctive,
necessitous, and was never doubted
for a moment by either Hume or
Berkeley, any more than by th'e rest
It is no objection whatever tv) be?
lief in the existence of a material
world that such belief is contrary to
reason. Hume would tell us so it' he
j were living. Xor can it be any ob
[ jection to belief in miracles, that such
faith or belief is contrary to reason.
Hume having demonstrated that rea
j son is an utterly deceptive, false and
fallacious guide in thc pursuit of
j truth, has thereby amply refuted his
reasoning, to show that all miracles
are incredible. Grant that lui has
I shown that miracles are contrary to
I reason, lie has not thereby advanced
au inch in proving that they arc un?
true or unworthy of belief, and more
than he has induced doubt of the ex?
istence of a material world, by de
t monstratiog that such a world is
unreasonable, and therefore false.
We do not write this essay to prove
the truth of the Christian miracles;
that has often been done by abler
pens than ours. Our object is to
show tile danger of relying too much
j on reason in the pursuit of truth.
To reason is a part of our moral and
intellectual labor; but our reasoning,
our .-.peculations, our theories, should
j always bo limited and restricted in
some degree by faith, authority, pre
I c?dent, prescription, ex}>erieiice and
j common .sense. Reason not thus
j limited, balanced and counterpoised,
: always leads to false, and often to
daugerous, conclusions. Whatever
is purely and only reasonable, is false.
To arrive at correct practical conclu?
sions, we must combine faith with
reason. But reason restricted by
faith ceases to be mere reason. We
therefore repeat what we have often
before maintained, "that whatevei
is reasonable is false." All the sages
and philosophers, from the days ol
Socrates and Solomon to those oi
Hume, had seen, felt and lament?e
that reason would not conduct te
truth. Hume has demonstrated bj
the "reluci? ad absurdum" what othei
philosophers only saw and felt.
Faith aud reason are the two greai
antinomes that, by* their opposing
and concurring forces, control am
govern the moral world. Excess o
either is noxious and dangerous. Bu
we live in the age of reason, of boh
and rash speculation. Every bloodj
revolution in Christendom, as well ii
Church as in State, for the last thre<
hundred years, has been brough
about by following the too often do
ceptive guide of reason. And reasoi
now, except in tho South, is every
where busily at work in undermining
and upsetting all laws, Governments
faiths and institutions, with no visi
hie results, except the shedding o
blood, and the rapid and vast increasi
The banner of faith went dowi
when tho South was conquered, ant
we expect, ere long, we shall have ;
Reign of Terror and a Goddess o
Reason throughout Christendom.
j STAGNATION OF BUSINESS.-Our ad
vices from every direction, East
West, North and South, speak o
dull trade and stagnation in business
It could not, of course, be otherwise
with the industry and labor of one
half of the country paralyzed by radi
cal legislation, and with that part;
still in power, threatening the enact
mont of measures yet more aggressiv
and destructive. Sooner or later, th
country will have a heavy account ti
settle with the leaders of that party
In this connection, the Baltimor
"Tho ruin of one section will re-ac
upon the other, and the despotisn
which throttles one portion of th
country will not long hesitate toseiz
tho throats of th? other. When th
disastrous day arrives, on which i
shall bo finally determined that th
South is to be remitted to the stat
of a subjugated province, and go
verned accordingly, Mr. McCullocl
need trouble himself little about hi
first four propositions. The curren
ey will soon depreciate and defy an;
effort to curtail it. Oppressivo bm
thens will increase, which will not b
lightened by any revised tariffs tim
the sagacity of statesmen can frame
and no new bonds will be wanted ii
Europe. Upon the rehabilitation c
the Southern States, and of thc Con
stitution, tho destinies of thccomitr
depend. Until this is accomplished
discussion on other points maj* wit
safety be adjourned.''
Corruption in Washington.
'"Mack," tho correspondent of tho ?
Cincinnati Commercial, writes from
"Writing a week ago about the
welcome banquet to Congress, I
stated that, at the bottom of the whole
affair were a lot of lobbyists who had
embarked in tho enterprise from the
belief that the best way to approach
the halls of legislation was through
the stomachs of members and Sena?
tors. Since that time I have heard
of a rase in point that will do to re?
late by way of confirmation of what
I have said on the subject. Some
sort of a soldiers' and sailors' league,
or union, or society-I forget the ex
act designation-played a conspicu?
ous part in the "welcome."* Ic is one j
of the many organizations of the)
kind throughout the country that
have stolen the livery pf loyalty to j
serve the selfish purposes of a few
men who are smart enough to cou- j
trol them and make use of them.
Tliey have been ma?le use of to cover
gigantic swindles under the name of!
"Soldiers' and Sailors' t'ift Eater-j
prises.*' which, with any other title. |
would have, sent their managers to
the penitentiary, and every conceiva
ble species of rascality aud demagog?
uery has been practiced under their
But to the case for which ? wrote
this paragraph. Three days after the
"welcome" banquet, a person con?
nected with one ot* the soldiers' aud
sailor.-.' societies, who had taken a
prominent part in getting up thc free
dinner, called upon a gentleman who ?
has a claim to the amount of several ?
hundred thousand dollars before Con- j
gress, and made a proposition to him !
that for a certain sum, he would on- j
gineer the b'll safely through both j
Houses. "Oh," said the other, ''1 j
don't think I'll need any assistance;
my claim is all rigid, and when it is
examined I don't think there will be]
any opposition to it." The matter j
was discussed between the two, until
finally the "welcomer," seeing his
chances for a fee dwindle very low.
said to the claimant that if he didn't
pay him live hundred dollars (I think
? that was the sum demanded,) he
would report him through the socie?
ty to which ho belonged to the pro?
minent republicans of Cougress as a
man who had opposed the war, been
disloyal, and voted the democratic
ticket. "And," said he, "if we do
that, your -'aim won't be worth a
cent." I have learned nothing fur?
ther, and can't say whether the threat
was successful in securing the asked
for-black-mail. I have the^ story
from the claimant himself, and give
it to the public to show that all is not
the gold of pure patriotism that glit
I ters with the name of "soldiers' and
I sailors' " society. Here in Washing?
ton, at least, such organizations are
controlled by men who never were in
the army, and are used for such pur?
poses as I have indicated. How it is
elsewhere, I can't say.
THE DECLINE IN GOLD.-We clip
I tho following from the National Intel?
ligencer of the 15th inst:
Gold still tends downward. It
stands at thirty-seven and a fraction,
but it is thought that it will go low?
er. There is less demand for gold
for the payment of duties, as the ex?
ports of cotton and other products
But the chief cause for the decline
of gold is the uncertainty of the le?
gislation of Congress upon subjects
which will affect its price.
The bill before tho Committee of
Ways and Means, providing for the
sale of two millions of gold in tho
open market every Monday morning,
till the surplus in the Treasury shall
bo reduced to forty-threo millions,
hangs fire. There is some doubt
whether it will be reported in that
shape. Tho prospect of its pasasge
tends to make gold temporarily low?
er; but it may be doubtd whether,
in practical effect, the measure would
long depress the gold market.
THE "SO-CALLED" NEW STATES.
I A Richmond paper says :
_<el raska and Colorado, two terri?
tories lying out West, and who aro
no mote entitled to bo States of thc
American Union than several large
Counties that might be named, aro
going to be admitted in order to gain
four more radical Senators. Neither
in numbers nor in the character of
their population, are they entitled to
rank as States. It shows to what a
point we have come, wheu thirty or
forty thousand adventurers can as?
semble together in a gulch of the
Rocky Mountains and wield a politi?
cal power in the American Senate,
denied to the million and a quarter
of bona fide inhabitants of Virginia
Virginia who gave away tho territory
that has made greater States than
Colorado and Nebraska can become
in a century.
PRESIDENT JOHNSON RENOMINATED.
! The Pittsburg Republic, of December
12, hoists thc name of Andrew John?
son for President in 18GS. The friends
of President Johnson, in Pennsyl?
vania, seem to be perfecting their
arrangements for a complete organiza?
tion throughout the State, for tho
next Presidential campaign.
SENSATION.-Members of the Cabi
? net aver, in private conversation,
I that in the councils lately held at the
j White House, the effects of a foreign
I war, and the means of nicetiug it.
I were discussed. The discussion grew
out of the iii faith manifested by tho
Proceedings of City Council.
COLUMBIA, December 18, 1866.
Present: His Honor the "Mayor; fe
Aldermen Fisher, Geiger, Hitchcock,
McDonald, Radcliffe, Taylor, Walter 01
and Weam. .
The minutes of the last meeting i?
were read and confirmed. b
A memorial, signed by numerous
merchants of this city, disapproving j
of a greater increase of the circula- ii
tiou of the city currency than ia ne- ?
cessarv for the redemption of the ; i1
present issue, was read before doun-j
eil. and received as information.
Au account was presented by B. ? "
Mordecai, for cash paid for provi-1 *
sions for the Relict' Committee of ji!
Columbia, in May, 1SG5, principal S
ami interest amounting to $2?5.2l, j,v
payable in . gold. Referred t-> the 1
Committee on Accounts, fur examina?
The following accounts were, pre- c
sented and referred:
J. C. Dial, against t he Water Works, ,x
Stroi t Department, Market Depart- j
ment and Guard House Department; I ,
P. B. Glass, against thc Clerk's office *
and Guard House; and Wm. Sloane, j "
against the Street Department.
Applications were received from j ]
W. B. Lawson, for tavern license, ; ,
and from J. Bahlman, ha- renewal of
license. Referred to the Committee ! (
on Licenses. j r
Tho report of the Chief of Police : ?
was received and hied as information. ,
A communication wasreceived from *
the City Clerk, requesting that Couu- '.
eil would, as soon as practicable, es?
tablish the rates o: retail licenses for 3
the ensuing year.
Alderman Walter ottered the fol- ^
lowing resolution : j
Resolved, That the communication i ,
ot the City Clerk be referred to the ,
Committee of Ways and Mean?, with i
the request thar*they take tho matter ^
into immediate consideration, and
report to a called meeting ol' Council.
The Committee on Accounts sub- ]
mitted a report recommending that 1
the following accounts be paid: -
Lunatic Asylum, for pauper luna- 1
tics, 8217.87; G. G. Newton, against 1
the Market and Clerk's office, 88.20; <
M. A. McAllister, against the Water <
Works, 81U. Also, that 8:37.50 of <
the account of John Alexander ec Co., 1
and 83 of the account of T. C. Veal, ]
City Surveyor, be paid. ?
Tho Committee reported unt'avora- ]
hiv upon a bill for 877.-10, presented
by the Columbia Gas Company, for j
damages sustained in tho blowing up ,
of the Market steeple. m i
The above report was received and t
The Committee on tho Market rc- j
ported tho monthly report of thc ,
Clerk of tho Market, for November, ,
as being correct.
Report concurred in.
The Committee on Licenses re- 1
ported favorably upon the applica- 1
tion of M. D. Arledge for tavern li- (
cense to retail spirituous liquors.
Report received and adopted. <
The following resolutions were
offered hud adopted:
By Alderman McKenzie
Resolved, That the City Clerk be
instructed to advertise in thc city
paper for proposals to furnish 200
cords of good, long-leaf pine wood,
for the Use of the Water Works; the
wood to be corded in tire yard, to the
satisfaction of tho Superintendent.
Bids for the above to bo left with the
City Clerk on or before the next regu?
lar meeting of Council, Council re?
serving the right to divide the con?
tract into two or more parts.
By Aldermen McKenzie, ?
Resolved, That the Superintendent t
of the Water Works be instructed to j
canvass the city, for the purpose of
making out a correct register of the ]
names of those citizens who uso the ?
water, the number in family, and all '
other particulars regarding the use of ! t
said water. For each day that his I ]
services ure thus required, he shall | s
have the assistance of one of the t
By Alderman McDonald, i
Resolved, That the election for four i ?
i additional policemen, heretofore or- j c
1 de-red, be postponed until further j ?
1 notice. (
By Alderman Radcliffe, i
Resolved. That the Mayor and City 1
Clerk bo authorized and empowered
to prepare new city bills to the
amount of ten thousand (810,000) i
dollars, and that no new bills be issued 1
until they have been regularly mini- o
bered, registered and accepted by the i
Committee of Ways and Means, when (
they shall be turned over to thc City i
Clerk for issue. c
Chief of Police Green was charged c
with intoxication. h
On motion of Alderman Walter, it I
Resolved, That tho Chief of Police
be fined 820 for violation of '/Ordi?
nance for the regulation of tho police
force of this city." 1<
The Council proceeded to ballot j I
for ono assistant policeman, to nil a j rj
vacancy, which resulted is thc eiec-: ?
tion of S. Strickland to that office. ) d
On motion. Council adjourned. I n
J. S. McMAHON, City Clerk, j 1,
Prentice says, in tho Louisville j L
Journal, Mr. Story, of the Chicago j s
Times, asks what injury "impartial j p.
suffrage" could do in the South. We ; a
know, but we shall not tell him-we ?
won't tell a Story.
The Governor of Georgia has ve- o
toed the stay law. ! i
Tho Phoenix office ia on Main street, a
m doora above Taylor i or Camden street.
We have been requested by tho Managers
F tho Charity Fair to return their thanks
> J. C. Jam.ey, Esq., for tho nae of his
all; to tho Columbia Gas Company, for
gbt; And to all other persons who conti i
uted in any Tray to the affair.
cn iv READrso ROOM.-Members of thc
legislature aad tho citizens generally, are
ivited to visit the Plfxriix reading room,
here they will ?bul on file papers and
enodicala from every section (,f the Union,
he building is open day and night.
Lesen.-"Mr. McG-uInnis, of tho Colum
ia Restaurant, is keeping up with the
pirit" of the age, in the way of capital
melros. Yeaterday, there were dncks and
ecee, coeked in best style: and to-day
?ild turkey ami wild duck.-;. What do yo";
hink of that?
DisTitiBUTE IT.-"We know of no greater
ivorthe members of the Legislature coull
'.nfer upon their constituents, than by
resenting them wita a copy of tho Sack
nd Destruction pf Columbia, published at
he Phvcnir office, and written by a dis
ingnfched author, who wi'a_.-.1 tho
cenes he writes about.
RE-OKGANIZI:>"O.-The old Independent
"ire Company, winch was in service, and
lobly performed its arduous duties, for
bout thirty years prior to the dostrnc
e-organized, Tuesday evening, and elected
he following officers: President, J. J.
.lackey; Vice-Prc-sidcnti J. C. Sutphcn:
iecretary, G. T. Eerg; Treasurer. E. F.
lopson; 1st Director, E. W. Wing; 2d. J.
lussung; Sd, R. Tozer: 4th. .7. V.". Smith.
MASONIC CEKEMOXIES.- For ncarlv r>.
ear, a number of our "citizens, who had
ormed an association under thc title of
'Columbia Lodge," have been illustrating
he principles of Masonry, under dispel.
tatton. At the last meeting of the Grand
Lodge of the State i-f South Carolina, they
v?.re granted a charter, and last night thc
jeautiful ceremony of dedicating the Lodge
vas performed in the Rapt ist Church, under
Erection of Grand Master James E. Orr.
"LU eloquent and highly instructive address
vas delivered by.Jas. D. Tr adc well, Esq.,
vhich was listened to with marked atten?
tion by the large auditory. The following
jfficers wtre then installed: W. M., J. Men
lel; S. W., M. Goldsmith; J. W., J. Sulz
jacher; T., L. riser; S., I. Suizbacher; 8.
D., J. Driessen; J. D., S. Massman; Stew?
ards, L. Leon and J. Levin; Tyler, A. Do?
After tho conclusion of the services ia
..he church, the members of tho Lodge,
?nth a host of invited guest = ; repaired to
.he "Central House," where a magnificent
?upper had been provided. Ampi? justice
vas done to tho bountiful supply of edi?
bles-song and sentiment ruled tho hour,
indall parties appeared in the besthuiuor.
Hay tho Masons long continue in their
present prosperous condition, and bo en
ibled, as of yore, to practice those princi?
ples which their venerable aad venerated
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. .?. Attention is caii
.d to the following advertisements, which
ire published this morning for the lirat
Columbia Restaurant-Excelsior Lunch.
Major Walton-Norfolk Oysters.
E. A. G. D. Hope-Bacon, Raisins, .Vc.
Calnan k Ereuder-Presents for Ch'mas.
Jacob Levin-Lost Certificate.
Meeting Stockholders Gas Company.
A. M. Smith-Plantation for Sale.
Geo. Schofield-Store to Rent.
Meeting of Columbia Chapter.
J. it T. R. Agnew--Adjustable Brace.
Fisher &, Heinitah-Voice from Abroad.
Meeting Managera Industrial Associat'u.
J. S. McMahon-To Wood Contractors.
REPORTED ROBBERIES IN" TUE TREA
iur.Y DEPARTMENT.-The Washington
;orrespondent of the Philadelphia
"It is said that a series of forgeries,
uerpetrated by a clerk iu tho Third
Auditor's office, have beeu discovered.
Che person implicated has, in some
en or twelve cases, endorsed as 'O.
EL' disallowed claims, and the claims
10 endorsed have boon passed. He
hen forged powers of attorney for
;he same to a firm in this city, who
11 cw the money. Most of tho claims
trc what is known as 'horse claims,"
.ailing for S150 to $200. each, and the
tmount of the forgeries, as far as as
:ertained, is about 82,000. The
noney, we hear, has been refunded
>y relatives of the guilty person.1'
RELEASED.-We learn that Messrs.
V. D. Nunnallv, Thomas Nail. C. S.
bright, C. S. "Stark, W. T. Brown
ind Li. S. Bloodworth, who were ar?
rested a few days since in Griffin,
Ja., under a warrant issued by Com
nissioner A. W. Stone, for a violation
if the civil rights bill, at tho instance
>f one J. C. Swayze, have been re
eased, having giving bonds to appear
icfore tho United States Circuit
,'ourt at Atlanta.
Tho mail steamer Adelaide, which
3ft Norfolk on Friday evening for
>altimore, with passengers, .vc., ran
pon the wreck of the old rebel ram
lerrimac, lying sunk three miles
.own Elizabeth River. It was a clear
aoonlight night. The tide being
DW, she stuck fast, sustaining da?
llages to her bow that caused her te
aak badly. The steamer Georgiana
hortly came alongside, taking off the
>ass:mgors, and arrived in Baltimore
bout noon Saturday.
There arc cellar residences "in New
fork which at high tide arc half full
if water. The children are sometimes
mprisoned by thc Hood.