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Wednesday Morning:, Jan. 3, 1867.
("minn Against ti?c Government.
Thc Constitution of the United
States says "that private property
shall not be taken for public use
.without just compensation." The
Government of the United States
owes to its citizens a largo debt for
property used and destroyed by its
armies in the prosecution of the late
civil war. "Debt" moana a just
claim, and we trust that such a Go?
vernment as ours, with au immense
revenue, will not repudiate any just
claims, especially from its own citi?
zens, whose property may have been
taken or destroyed, under tho trite
appellation of a "military necessity."
It is the imperative duty of the Go?
vernment to pay all just claims. This
is made as positive hy the Constitution
as it is obligatory in morals; when pro?
perly proved and authenticated, they
cannot be rejected and repudiated
without doing great injustice to indi?
viduals, and tarnishing the country's
financial honor. Tho rule for allow?
ing shouldjbe stringent, but tho rule
for their payment should bo absolute,
and its execution prompt. This much
we assume to be indisputably true,
and that it will be so recognized by
eTery fair-dealing mau who under?
stands the simplest business transac?
But, as the Nashville Union and
American, which paper has brought
this matter to our notice, says, the
late proceedings of Congress give
little hope to Southern claimants.
"Wo think, li- wever, that claimants
who may bo ai .io to prove that thej
did not participate in the rebellion
(so-called) will have their claims con?
sidered and paid. The following bil'
and joint resolution will probably hi
the law on the subject:
"Be il enacted by ike Senate ant
House of Representatives of the Unitei
States of America, in Congress assent
bled, That the provisions of chaptei
240 of tho Acts of the thirty-eight!
Congress, first session, approved Jub
4, 18?4, shall not be construed t<
authorize the settlement of any chun
for supplies or stores taken or fur?
nished for the use of. or used by, tin
armies of the United States, uo
for the occupation of or injury ti
real estate, nor for the consnmp
lion, appropriation or destruc
tion of, or damage to, personal prc
porty, by the military authorities o
troops of the United States, wher
suc-li claim originated'during the wa
for the suppression of the Souther
rebellion, in a State declared in it
surrection by a proclamation of th
Irre ident of the United .Si ates, or i
' a Slate which, by au ordinance c
secession, attempted to vrithdnr
from the United Slates Governnieir
Provided, That nothing herein coi
tained shall repeal or modify th
effect of the joint resolution of. Cor
gross passed July 28, 1S66, extendin
tile provisions of the said Act of Jul
4, 1864, to the loyal citizens of th
Slate of Tennessee.
Resolved, by the Senate and Hous
of Representatives of the Unite
States of America, iu Congress a.
sembled, That, until otherwise o:
dered, it shall be unlawful for an
officer of the United States Goveri
meut to pay any account, claim c
demand against said Governnien
wbich accrued or existed prior to tl
13th of April, 1861, in favor of au
person who promoted, encourage!
or in any manner sustained the lal
rebellion, or in favor of any perse
who, during the said rebellion, wi
not known to be opposed thereto ar
distinctly in favor of its suppression
and that no pardon heretofore gran
ed, or hereafter to be granted, shu
authorize the payment of such a
count, claim or demand, until th
resolution is modified or repealed.
The people of this State, and esp
cially of this city, were heavy lose
by the destruction and by the ca
ture of private property. The mc
sures of the radicals, as proposed, a
in defiance of the express langua
of the Constitution, and wo believ
from the two recent decisions of t
Supremo Court, that these attcmj
to defraud citizens of just claims,
violation of tho Constitution, w
utterly fail, when brought befe
that tribunal. Tho majority of tl
august body have already declar
several acts of the rump Congr?
unconstitutional, and we are cc
vinced that claimants, whose claii
aro proven to be just, will find f
redress at its banda.
Capt. T. M. Paysinger was,
Tuesday, elected Sheriff of Newbei
District, as wo learn from an ex'
issued by the Herald.
-!-? * ?
It iij stated that a nienaber of i
Tennessee Legislature, who is i
satisfied with his pay, has adda
tritio to his income, by beeomin?
waiter in a Nashville restaurant.
Circular of the HollyvrooU Mnnorlal
Thc ladies of tho Hollywood Memo?
rial Association propose holding a
baxaar, in Bichmond, Va., in Febru?
ary next, for the purpose of raising
funds to enable them to carry out
their plans in care of the Confederate
dead. It is their wish that each of
the lato Confederate States, with
Maryland, should bo represented in
this bazaar, as thc Association is in?
terested equally in all the deceased
soldiers of the South, from whatever
State they may have come, who are
buried at Hollywood.
An agent or agents will be appoint?
ed in each State, who will notify the
public of that State of their readiness
to receive contributions of money, or
of articles that may be disposed of at
It is hoped that in this undertaking,
which appeals so touchingly to the
ladies of the South, and those who
sympathize with them, there will bo
manifested a becoming enthusiasm,
and that the bazaar will illustrate
how nobly these States can emulate
each other in love and good works on
this occasion of so much interest to
Tho following named 'ladies have
been appointed officers and an execu?
All money and Articles of value
from Virginia should be transmitted
to them; contributions from other
States should bo reported to the State
agents for their directions.
An efficient committee of gentle?
men will act in concert with tho ladies
in tho careful management of the
President-Mrs. Lewis N. Webb.
vice-Presidents-Mrs. L. D. Cren
shaw, Mrs. James Lyons, Mrs. Dr.
Hanall, Mrs. Robert Ould. Secreta?
ry-Mrs. William Brown. Treasurer
-Mrs. C. Gen net. Executive Com?
mittee-Mrs. Dr. C. G. Barney, Mrs.
Jefferson Archer, Mrs. Lucy Walker,
Mrs. Wm. Bell, Mrs. W. M. Elliott,
Mrs. E. F. Semmes, Miss R. Myers,
Miss Isabella Webb, Mrs. Welling?
ton Goddin, Mrs. Thomas H. Ellis,
Mrs. T. W. Doswell, Mrs. Dr. Hig?
ginbotham, Mrs. Alfred Harris, Mrs.
Benjamin Smith, Mrs. R A. Mayo,
Miss Mary Sherbard. Miss Lizzie
Nicholas,. Mrs. Nannie Bruce, Mrs.
T. Broekeubrougb, Mrs. Charles Mc
Gruder, Mrs. J. B. McMurdo, Mrs.
John Purcell, Mrs. Wm. Jenkins.
Mrs. J. S. Wellford, Mrs, Thomas H.
Wynne, Miss Jennie Ritchie, Miss
MESSRS. EDITORS: It is surely un?
necessary to add ono word to the
above circular. It is well known
that on'the sacred soil which these
women of Virginia are endeavoring
to preserve as hallowed ground, rests
the dust of our brothers from ovar.y
State in the South. Thc graves of
over 1,500 Carolinians call to us not
to neglect the last resting place of
those who have toiled, fought sad
died for us, and we cannot believe
thai anything moro than the an?
nouncement that the" ladies of the
bazaar ask assistance from South Ca?
rolina is needed to elicit a liberal re?
sponse from our people. All articles
sent from South Carolina will bo ap?
propriated to the "South Carolina
Table." Contributions , in money,
fancy articles or refreshments will be
received up to the 1st of February,
directed to the Agent of the Holly?
wood Memorial Bazaar, care of Rev.
Wm. Martin, Columbia, S. C.
Papers in the State favorable to
the enterprise will please copy.
/Hie New York Express thinks it
not improbable that some of the
! journals of Europe are correct in
their prediction, that, . before thc
j close of the present year, war will
rage on the continent. In such a
contest will be France, Austria and
Italy, upon the one side, against
Prussia, who might be assisted In
the Czar, did that Potentate not feai
that his design on Constautinojdc
would excite tho interference ol
England. One fact is assured, that,
if the war is inaugurated, the millior
and a half of French soldiers, tin
troops of Italy, and the legions o:
Austria, will give M. Bismarck mon
trouble than was occasioned him bj
Hon. J. McCaleb Wiley, Congres?
sional representativo elect from thc
Montgomery (Alabama) District, ha!
just returned from Washington, ant
oxpresscs the conviction that Alabare:
and other unrepresented States woulc
bo restored to tho Union on th?
adoption of the Constitutiona
amendment, and that a liberal policy
would be pursued in referenco t<
those of our people who labor unde:
On tho 28th ult., London was en
voloped in such a dense fog tba
several persons were run over in tin
street?, and one young mau walket
into tho river and was drowned.
Tho tobacco crop in Missouri thi?
year is estimated at from twelve t<
l'fteen thousand hogsheads.
Acts Paned by the Legislature.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE AN EXPEDITIOUS
MODE OF EJECTING XliEKSPASSEES.
That if auy person Miall have gone
i into or shall hereafter go into posses?
sion of any lands or tenements of
another, without Jiis consent, or
without warrant of law, it shall be
lawful for the owner of the land so
trespassed upon to apply to any ma?
gistrate to serve a notice on such
trespasser to quit the promises: and
if, after the expiration of live days
from personal service of : i li notice,
such trespasser refuses or neglects to
quit, it shall then be the duty of such
magistrate to issue bis warrant to any
sheriff or constable, requiring him
forthwith to eject such trespasser,
using such force as maybe necessary;
provided, however, thal if the person
in possession, before thc expiration
of the said five days, appears before
such magistrate and satisfies him that
he ha? a color of claim to tho posses?
sion of such premises, and enters into
bond to the person claiming the land
with good and sufficient security, to
be approved by the magistrate, con?
ditioned for the payment of all such
costs and expenses as the person
claiming to bo the owner of the land
may incur in the successful establish?
ment of his claim hy any of the modes
. of proceeding now provided by law,
the said magistrate shall not issue Iiis
warrant as aforesaid. That tho ma?
gistrate shall be entitled to demand
and receive from tho person applying
for such warrant a fee of five dollars
before issuing the same; and thc she?
riff or constable shall, in like manner,
bc entitled to demand and receive a
fee of five dollars and. mileage before
I executing such warrant, from the per
I ?on applying for thc same.
AN ACT FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT ANO
I PROTECTION OF EUROPEAN IMMIGRA?
i That for the purpose of encourag?
ing, promoting and protecting Euro?
pean immigration to and in this State,
tho sum of ten thousand dollars be
appropriated from the contingent
fund, to be expended under the direc?
tion of the Governor, for the purpose
The Governor, bj and with the ad?
vice and consent of the Senate, shall
appoint a Commissioner of Immigra?
tion, who shall open an office in the
Fire Proof Building in Charleston, to
perform such duties as may apper?
tain to his office, and shall be paid
for his services tho salary of ii freon
hundred dollars per annum out of the
fund aforesaid, in quarterly pay?
It shall be the duty of said Com?
missioner of Immigration to adver?
tise in all the gazettes of the State
for lands for sale, to cause such
lands, after having been duly laid
off, platted and described st the ex?
pense of the owuer or owners, to be
appraised by three disinterested per?
sons, and their titles to be examined
by thu Attorney-General or Solicitors
of the State, and endorsed by them,
to open a book or books for the regis?
try of the same, together with the
price demanded and the conditions of
payment. And in case stich lands be
selected by any immigrant, to super?
intend the transfer of title and other
necessary instruments and proceeding
i >f conveyance.
The said Commissioner shall peri?
odically publish, and cause to be dis?
tributed in the Northern and Europe?
an ports and States, descriptive lists of
snell lands as have been registered
and offered for sale, together with
this Act, and a statement of such ad?
vantages as this State offers in soil,
climate, productions, soc'al improve?
ments, etc., to tho industrious, order?
ly and frugal European immigrant.
The said Commissioner shall be
specially charged with the protection
of the immigrant, in tho proper se?
lection of their lands; in the pro?
curement of their transportation, in
the guarding of them against fraud,
chicanery and peculation; in theil
temporary location in proper and
reasonable places of board and lodg?
ing on their arrival, and in makin p
all such regulations and provisions a?
may be in any manucr necessary ot
conducive to their wc'* rc. And al
officers of the State are hereby re?
quired and commanded tc aid ant
assist him in. the objects aforesaid,
The Commissioner shall keep t
separate book, wherein he shall rc
gister all applications from citizen;
free of charge, for immigrant arti
zans, mechanics, or male or fem al <
help of tiny kind, together with tin
kind of service demanded and tin
compensation offered; and anothe:
book, wherein he shall record tin
names, crafts and qualifications o
immigrants that are looking for em
ploymeut ; and ho shall make memo
randa of such contracts as shall bc
made in consequence hereof.
AN ACT TO PROVIDE ARTIFICIAL LEG
FOR ALL CITIZENS OF TIIE STATE Will
HAYE LOST THEIR LEGS DURING Til:
The Governor is hereby authorize?
to furnish all citizens of this Stat
who have lost their legs during th
recent war, in the service of til
country, with artificial legs: and th
sum ol' twenty thousand dollars, if S'
.much is necessary to pay for th
same, is hereby appropriated for tba
purpose, and all other purposes nc
cessary to carry out tho provisions o
this Act, and that all railroad comps
I nies in this Stato bo requested t
transport to and from Columbia, o
i any other place that may bo dosig
natcd by thc Governor, free c
charge, all citizen of this State eilt:
tied to artificia! legs under the fore
going section of this Act.
A Reformed Radical.
Wc extract tho following from a
lotter in tho New York Express,
dated Columbia, December 10:
According to promise, I address
you from this place of desolation.
During my ?business tour through
the Sovrth, I had the opportunity of
learning and witnessing much that is
taking place in these States. While
the clouds are dark and threatening.
Ido not believe there ever was in the
world's history a people who bear
their afflictions with mort; philosophy
and Christian-fortitude, than these
unfortunate people. They know tho
dangers, and their wrongs. Yet,
amidst it all, they are cheerful. If
any one had tobi me what J have
seen, since I last wrote you, I would
not have believed it. I have seen
many little orphans, whose fathers
fell in what they thought a good
cause, but what wc know to have
been a very mistaken one; whoso
widows, some of whom aro young
and beautiful, but a close observer
.will see care and suffering depicted
in their countenances. Many are
penniless now who were nursed in
the lap of luxury. They toil day by
day to support these little ones, who
have committed no sin, who are the
sufferers for other's rrrors. As a radi?
cal, I alwuys lent a willing ear to all
stories of Southern barbarity. With
a feeling of hate I took delight in
circulatin 5 all kinds of absurd false?
hoods about these people, and
thought I was doing God service. I
acknowledge my error, and am
determined hereafter that no hypo?
critical preacher, no political dema?
gogue shall ever lead me again by
the nose; and unless the Northern
masseB arouse themselves, these same
madmen who are now ruling in Con?
gress, will not only make this, but
the whole North a hell, worse than
any revolution the world has ever
seen. Political preachers have
always been, and always will be, a
curso to any country, wherever they
reside. Instead of preaching Christ,
they preach the Devil; but how can
anything else be expected, when
Divine grace, with all its beauty and
holiness, is far away from their
hearts? During my tour I have not
heard one disloyal word from any
Southern man, nor have I been
treated in any other than a respectful
It is all a falsehood about Northern
men being persecuted, as thousands
of honest men from tho North will
testify. Such lies are gotten up td
prevent tho reconstruction of these
States, and t<> hold them under mili
tary rule; but while they are injuring
the South, they are doing tho same tc
their own section.
Governor Worth, of North Caroli?
na, has recommended, in order tc
settle the negro question, and to give
them justice and equal rights, to im?
migrate all who are willing to go, tc
New England. Why should these
saints (d)ject ? Why, to be consist?
ent, they should gladly aid in this
enterprise, in order to give the pool
freedmen equality, bring this sub
j oct before tho poople, and ask Nev
England to do these people the goot"
she has promised. I will let you heal
from me again. In liaste,
A NORTHERN MAN.
i'. S.-I am glad to see in the gai
lant little State of Connecticut tin
conservatives and Democrats an
moving for a great Convention, t<
inaugurate a movement by which ?
National Convention of all the thirty
six States shall take place to conside:
what is best to bo done. Kentucky
is following in the great movemen
also. It must take plac . If such 1
Convention is postpoxi.:! mau;
months, all is lost. It will bo toi
-< _<;. <v ?-'
Worth, in his inaugural, thinks tin
best hope for the country is in 1
national convention. In the Suprein
Court he however puts much reliance
"Besides the protection to our Con
stitutional rights which the Executiv
may give ns, I trust and believe th
Supremo Court of the United State
the ultimate arbiter of such questions
arising under th? Constitution, a
can be brought under its jurisdiction
may be relied on for an intelligen
and fair discharge of its high fuuc
tions, and I do ' not entirely despai
that Congress may become better ad
vised, and cease to engender dislik
to tho Government by unfounded
suspicions of our loyalty.
"I do not deem it necessary to ad
anything to my recent recommends
tions as to our State affairs. All th
information I have been able to ol
tain tends strongly to confirm m
recommendation that we shoul
promptly erect a penitentiary; an
that every citizen of the State, b
precept and example, should oncou]
ago domestic manufactures; and t
carry ont this recommendation as fa
as I can by example, I appear liefer
you to-day clothed in tho handiwor
of North Carolina manufactures, au
made up by North Carolina m<
The Path/ Telegraph, ol Montrea
says that there has boen so far almo:
a complete failure of justice in tli
Fenian trials nt Swe?tsburg, that tli
proceedings havo been eminent!
suitable to Sweetsburg, and one no'
recognizes the wisdom of the tria
being transferred to that locality.
Sixteen people have been kicke
out of the Paris Bourse for failure t
A freedwomnrl, thc mother of some
eight or ten children, lind a breach of
promise case filed in the District
Court of Austin n few days since.
She complains that one Spencer, a
poudrons speeiinan of the image in
ebony, has trifled with her affections
to the tune of $5,000.
A Boston minister has been preach?
ing against tilting hoops. Ile says
he can't shut his eyes to the abomi?
nation any longer.
A ten days' widow in Petersburg
bought a new wedding treassau for
herself and a tomb-stone for her
scarcely cold ie ?ge at the same time.
HENRI LESTER NORTH, second SOM
of Rial mid Marv s. North, died in Colum?
bia, S. C., November 13, I860, aged eight
years, seven months and twenty-one days.
ITis lamented father had gone only seven
?laya before him to tin; tomb, and both
bodies rest in the Hame grave.
"The Lord reigneth;" "God is love;"
"Jesus .-.nd the resurrection;" "immor?
tality;" "Heaven." What else, but thoughts
like these, eau sustain the fainting hearts
of the bereaved motlier of four helpless
little children, and her afflicted, sorrowing
parent, herself, onlyafow mouths before,
left in lonely and disabled widowhood? Thc
husband and son-in-law, tie- < ? illy manly
arm on which they leaned for support and
comfort, and the dear little boy, the dar?
ling ami the pet of the once so happy cir?
cle, both reinovod so suddenly, no more,
no more to return!
Little LESTER was a sprightly, intelli?
gent, obedient, affectionate, handsome
child. He was gifted with an uncommon
talent for music, and he ?Mig a great deal,
and admirably well. He was of an exce?d
ingly obliging find accommodating dispo?
sition, ?nd he was loving, tender and sym?
pathetic in his nature, to a degree
remarkable and extreme. When .lie saw
any of tho family very sick, or suffering
severely, his feelings would become so
intensely enlisted as to affect his own
physical health. His little sister had con?
vulsions, and he, thereupon, took a chill.
His attachment to his father, as also that
of his fathor to him, was inexpressibly
ardent, and the death of thc parent ia very
confidently assigned aa the exciting cause
of the fatal disease of '.ho child. It is
noticeable that, HO closely bound together
here, they should BO nearly together pass
away to tho spirit lund. We cannot doubt
that the pious father and the harmless
child, sanctified and redeemed bj the same
atoning blood, aro together now-united
beyond the boundaries of death's dark
domain-united, no mor? to part!
Darling little LESTER] His shining face -
his childish sports-thc countless ques?
tions of his waking curiosity-his silvery
Toice--the lire-side prattle-the merry
laugh-the cheerful song-all these will bo
Let the utile shoes bo put .-.way now, for
the feet that once filled them are now walk?
ing tho streets of the Heavenly Jerusalem!
Tiie ball, tho marbles, the top, tho knife
go lay them aside, and remember that the
dear little hands which used to hold them
aro now holding a ?olden harp, and aro
sweeping its harmonious striuga in song?
of everlasting deliverance. That bed. on
which he used to sleep, and on which he
waa lying when tho Angela came for him,
he will not need any more, for ho is gone
now. to occupy a glorious throne of light
and love and joy! The mother need no
more visit h's little couch, through thc
cold winter night, to see that he is well
covered, and to take notice of bia breath?
ing, for he now rests sweetly in tho bosom
of Jesus, forever safe ?rom all barm and
danger! Neither need there now be any
more solicitude about his m ?ral and intel?
lectual training, or anxious fears indulged
for his prospective youth and manhood; he
is secure no w from all temptation and sin;
he is an inhabitant ofthat land where
knowledge, holiness and happiness arc en?
joyed in unobstructed fullness and forever,
.ila*' and "grand-ma " look no more for
his bright face to meet you at the door,
after your hour's absence, with cager
tongue to tell you what had happened in
the house and yard during your short stay,
bul look for him with his fond father and
with the porter-angel, to meet you ?t the
gateway of the celestial city, to introduce
you to tho abode bf never-ending union,
puritv, love and happiness.
A. H. LESTER.
SPARTANBURG, S. (.'., December 2S, 18G6.
The Committee appointed, at a meeting
of tho merchants of Columbia, to ascer?
tain the value of Slate Billa Receivable,
report, for information of all concerned,
that these billa can be converted into
greenbacks by th? Charleston brokers at
10 per cent, discount, which will be tho
present rate for receiving it by the. mer?
chants of Columbia. Jan 3 1
POCKEI DIARIES FOR 1867.
AN ASSORTMENT, of all sizes, for
Ladies and Gentlemen-some \uth
Almanacs and Private Cash Tablea, Stamp
Duties, A-e. For sale at
Washington street, opposite Court House.
Jan 3 _R. L. BRYAN.
TTUm SALE, 75 CORDS of DRY OAK
and PINE WOOD; at yard, or deli?
vered. Apply to
RICHARD O'NEALE A SON.
Jan 3 p\ ._ _
ACONSIGNMENT of FIRST-RATE N.
C. BUCKWHEAT, which wo offer, by
the ba?, at $0 per 100 pounds, or, by the
quantity, at lower rates.
RICHARD O'NEALE & SON.
Jan 3 JG
CITY MALE FREE SCHOOL.
THE e.xcrciaos of this School
will be resumed on MONDAY,
January 7. Pupils will be ad?
mitted on application at tho
School Rooms, on Assembly
Jan 3 W. HUTSON WIGG, Teacher.
THE COPARTNERSHIP heretofore ex?
isting between C. H. BALDWIN and
M. B. OREEN, under the name and stylo
of C. II. BALDWIN ?v CO., ia dissolved
bv mutual consent, dating from November
C. IL BALDWIN has sold his interest
in said copartnership to M. B. GREEN
and F. W. GREEN, who will continue tho
business under tho name and stylo of
M. B. GREEN A CG.
Both partners will uso the firm name
only in liquidation.
C. IL BALDWIN.
M. P.. GREEN.
Columbia, S. C., January 1, 1S67.
Jan 3 tl
CABBAGE! CABBAGE! !
ONE crate prime CABBAGE, for sale
low, at JU1IN C. SEEGERS A CO.'S.
Local Ito?xis. .
Thc Pheeniz office is un Main street, J?J
fow doors above Taylor (or Camdon) street.
Ont RK.VDI.NO ROOM.-Our friends ar?
invited to visit the Phoenix reading room,
where they will find on tile papers and
periodicals from every seel Lon of the Union.
The building ia open day and night.
ACKNOVTLEIXSMENT.- We ?ire indebted to
Mr. Robert McDougall for a copy of the
Ayr Advertiser, of the Cth instant. Tho
Advertiser is a fine specimen of a Scottish
journal. Such favors are always accepta?
HISTORICAL.- The future historian wiM
be anxious to glean tho most correct in?
formation cona ming t lie desolat i ng marola
of Sherman; and especially will hu look
f<>r a truthful record of tho *ack and de?
struction of Columbia. Tho only true and
full statement of the terrible event? of tit?
night of tho 17th February, 1865, will ba
found in the parnphlot issued fru?a thin
THE DISTUIOT COURTS. Tuc Act of tho
last Legislature amending the District
Court Act passed in Septet..ber last, toge?
ther with the Act amending tho Criminal
Law, are being prepared by Mr. Wm. lt.
Huntt, Secretary of State, in -order to
perfect tb?; compilation already publisliod
by him. With this addition, the compila?
tion will be complete, and every District
Judge and lawyer who intends practicing
in these courts should procuro a copy at
ODD FELLOWSHIP.-Tho following Ls tho
list of officers of the respective bodies for
the ensuing semi-annual term:
Palmetto Lodge No. C.-Brother John
McIntosh, N. G.; brother C. D. Lbcrhardt,
V. G.; Brother F. W. Tape, Secretary;
.Brother John Stork, Treasurer.
Congaree Lodge No. 29.-Brother F. W.
Purse, N. G.; Brother Charles Barnum, V.
G. j'Brother D. P. McDonald, Secretary;
Brother P. S. Jacobs, Treasurer.
Eutaw Encampment No. 2.-Patriarch
W. LasSalle, C. 1'. : Patriarch W. W. Deane,
H. P.; Patriarch C. D. Lbcrhardt, S. W.;
Patriarch John McCammon, Scribe; Patri?
arch F. W. Purse, Treasurer, Patriarch V.
A. Muller, J. _ ^
THE CrnuKNCY.-We publish, in another
column, a card purporting o como from
"t,ho merchants of Columbi?." Wounder
stand, however, that th re ??rea number
of merchants who wil tako the State
money at par.
Wo cannot but regret this action of a
portion of the merchants of Columbia.
The credit of the Stato must bo sustained,
and whatever may bo thc exigency of tho
times, any action affecting it by our own
people is to be deplored, and giving it pub?
licity is.deeply to be regretted, lt cannot
do any good, and is pregnant of evil re?
sults. If it requires a premium to convert
the Sta.e bills receivable into nxtionaleur
rency. it would be much better for mer?
chants to-add the premium to tho prices
of goods than to attempt to depreciate tho
Miss BCIE'S INSTITUTION.-We publish
with pleasure the subjoined card from'
Miss Buic, and trust that her enterprise
will bc successful. Wo learn frein a pri?
vate communication that some of tho
prominent citizens of New York have ox
pressed great kindness towards thc enter?
prise, and some have already shown great
liberality. Messrs. C. B. Richardson A
Co., a prominent publishing house, in New
York city, have proffered to give all tho
books that may be needed, and others in
that city are taking a deep interest in the?
Miss Buic learns that Gen. Grant ba
expressed himself aa highly gratified to
learn that efforts were being made to edu?
cate the Southern soldiers' children, and
that he said Gen. Hampton's example was
doing much in building up tho South; and
that, if he had to unite tlic two sections by
one man to do it, he would select Gen.
Hampton. This is a just tribute to honor
and bravery from a brave man.
We would request our exchanges gene?
rally to copy tho subjoined card. The pur?
pose is to purchaso Barhamvillo, that well
known institution of learning, for tho pur?
pose of educating the orphans of.thosa i
who have died in defence of the "lost
cause." If any inducement could open tho
purse-strings of .tho people, depleted
though they be, this noble object ought to
To THE PUBLIC.-MisiM. A. Bole is di?
rected by Mr. D. L. McKay, tho treasurer
of the fund for tho institute to be located
in tho vicinity of Columbia, to ask all tho
agents to communicate to Mr. McKay and
herself, at Charleston, the amount pro?
mised for the same. All subscribers will
seo a due acknowledgment of tho same.
Every person that has subscribed tiny
amount is requested to report it to Mr.
McKay, if they have not seen his acknow?
ledgement for the same.
MARY ANN BUIE.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is call?
ed to the following advertisements, which
aro published this morning for the firat
W. Hutson Wigg-City Free School.
R. O'Nealo A .Sou-Wood and Buckwheat.
C. H. Baldwin A Co.-Dissolution.
John Taylor-Shot (inn Stolen.
R. L. Bryan -College Test-Books, etc.
Card of Merchants.
A LSO, a large stock of SCHOOLBOOKS,
?\_ in English, Latin, Grce!- and th?
Modern Languages. For sale at
M( CARTER'S LOOK-STORE,
Opposite Court House, Columbia.
Jan .">_K. L. Blt YAN.
IT^ROM my house, on Granby Plantation,
1 on 30th instant, a DOUBLE-BAR
I BELLED SHO'I GUN, marked, on locks,
I "W. Richards." Stock new and unvar?
nished; mountings of steel, except ???eco
of brass where ramrod enters stock; guard
mended in front of triggers, at screw. A
j liberal reward will bo paid ior it, or any
information leading to its recovery.
I Jan 3 2* JOHN TAYLOR.