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Fi?day Morning, January ll, ?8G7
Thc Ko-< ;>i:< ,1 I nion Party.
If ever there was a misnomer ap
plied to any political party, it is thal
assumed by the faction that now go
verns tho country. They claim pea
excellence to be tho Union party of thc
country, and that they are the only
true loyal citizens to bc fontal in tin
land. But two years have nearly,
elapsed since thc attempted separa?
tion of the Union was defeated, and
during that time tho Government oi
thc United States has boon supreme,
and no let or hindrance to the execu?
tion of its laws.' The legislation, ol
tho. radicals has had full sway, and
yet, tit thc present writing, tho coun?
try is as far, if not far! irr. from
being united, than it was the day
tho armies of tho late Confederacy
grounded their arms lo tho superior
numbers of the armies of tho Union.
Not ojie step towards tho re-union oi
Ehe States bas been taken by thc
party who bas absolute control in thc
councils of the country. On tho con?
trary, every act, every measure pro?
posed, has indicated tho purpose of
keeping ten States of the Union,
anxious to renew their allegiance to
tho Government they vainly endea?
vored to overthrow, out of any part
or lot in the affairs of that Govern?
Tho result is as natural as effect fol?
lows cause. Tho whole labor system
of tho States which produced thc
staples that, in old times, were the
sources of wealth, is now utterly dis?
organized. Capital refuses to como
to tho rescue so long as our political
relations aro so disturbed and so un?
certain for the future; the manufac?
turers of tho North and East arc be?
ginning to realize tho effect of the
policy and legislation of this so-called
Union garty, and tho whole material
interests of the country aro crippled.
Besides, sectional animosity is fostered
iu every conceivable way by those un?
scrupulous mon, and lying and gross
misrepresentations are the instrument?
alities they use in their aggressive
crusade on the rights and liberties
of tito people of tho unrepresented
Respect and reverence for the
Constitution and tho teachings
of the founders of the Repub?
lic have disappeared. In the
old State House in Boston, fif?
teen years before the separation of
thc colonies from Groat Britain, was
uttered the celebrated watchword of
liberty--"Taxation without repre?
sentation is tyranny;'' and yet Mas?
sachusetts, to-day, stands in tho front
rank of that party which imposes
upon ten States of tho Union the
most onerous* and unjust taxes, but
denies them, itt the face of all ap?
peals for re-union, representation in
Congress. And now they propose to
impeach thc President for faithfully
adhering to the Constitution; they
propose to abolish thc Supreme
Court or remodel ii so that it will
pronounce, favorably on their abomi?
nable measures; and they propose to
territorialize tho excluded States. As
a Northern cotemporary says, never
before in our country's history^ would
any political party, however strong,
have had tho audacity to proclaim
sentiments so flagrantly treasonable
in a moral sense, if not in a legal one.
Such is the so-called Union party of
thc day, and yet the people of that
section whose interests are as much
injuriously affected as those of any
other, look on those bold movements
on the part of reckless partisans with
stolid indifference and culpable
apathy. Ii' matters progress much
lo?ger as they arc now progressing,
these people will have a fearful
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THE PAP.OOMN;; PO WEI: W THE
PRESIDENT.-The Act just passed by
each branch of Congress to deprive
tho President of tho pardoning
power, repeals tho following section
of the confiscation Act:
"SEO. 13. And he ?fur (lier enacted,
That tho President is hereby author?
ized at any time hereafter," by pro?
clamation, to extend to persons who
may have participated in the existing
rebellion, in any State; or part thereof,
pardon and amnesty, with such ex?
ceptions, and at such time and on
such eonditous. as ho may doom ex?
pedient for thc public welfare."
Aldibaran, thought to bo thc best
runner, next to Kentucky, in Ameri?
ca, has been beaten in New Orleans
by Harry of tho West, a six year
Politic? vs. Material Interests.
Tho Nashville Union and Dispatch,
after reviewing thc political condi?
tion of tho South, gives-the subjoined
tdvico to tho Southern people. There
arc .sonic truths in the suggestion
made, for we look for but little im?
provement in the various depart?
ments of Southern industry, until
our political equality in the Union
and our just participation in tho
affairs of Government uro fully re?
stored to our people. What the
Southern p< -plo can do in effecting
this desirable . rc d<> not clearly
seo; but, as on evious occasion,
wo think it wise and prudent- for
them to keep posted on the progress
of events as they transpire at thc
seat of Government. They can at
least watch and wait, in thc path nt
trust that tho right will ultimately
prevail, even in Congress:
"Wo call attention to these gloomy
facts to make a suggestion, which
will take issue with the advice offered
by those of our Southern contcmpo
raries of the press and others, who .
teach that it is thc true policy of the '
people of the defeated Ejection to de- I
vote their exclusive attention to what !
they call Southern interests-which
moans that they shall abandon all in?
terest in political subjects, and forego
all desire or expectation of partici?
pating in thc conduct of Govern?
ment, and rest consent under what?
ever form may be set above them.
The material condition will languish
as long as the people aro politically
prostrate. It was under tho benefi?
cent institutions that we lost in the
fortune of war that we prospered. '
We cannot thrive until ve regain
them. No amount of energy and
industry ca-u reinstate us, unless wo
aro a free people. Our resources will
bo expended in tho hewing of wood
and the drawing of water for our
political masters. Wo must attain
political equality, in the Government
before we can resupply our lands with
laborers, (whether white or black,) at
living rates, before wo can restore
our financial credit, before, wo can
protect ourselves against the cunning
schemes of those who have undone
us. While, therefore, wo do not ad:
vise that every man should quit his
office, his counting-room, his farm
and his work-shop, and turn politi?
cian, wo do. think it the duty of every
citizen to inform himself of current
events, and take an intelligent and
active interest in measures concerted
to regain the full measure of his po?
litical rights. It is a duty he owes to
himself, to tho community suffering
in common with him, and to posteri?
ty. The re-establishment of these in
their full vigor will be the first and
great step towards the resuscitation
of our dilapidated material condition,
and with them in due time will come
all that was wont to make us inde?
pendent, respected and proud. Wo
lost all when we lost political equali?
ty; wc shall regain all when that is
EDGEFIELD DISTRICT.-After a pre?
amble, setting forth that numerous
outrages had been perpetrated in that
vicinity upon the persons and pro?
perty of freedmen and white s, a num?
ber of the citizens of Saluda Regi?
ment, Edgefield District, have signed
the following resolution:
''Resolved, We, a part of the citi?
zens of Saluda Regiment, hereby
bind ourselves, in consideration of
tho facts mentioned in the above
preamble, to unite our energies to
ferret out, prosecute and carry before
tho Courts of tho country, any and all
men who shall hereafter bo caught
stealing, robbing, or be associated
with those who are apprehended in
tl i commission of such au act; or in
the killing, shooting or beating of any
man, white or freedman; and.we here?
by sign our names as a pledge upon
our honor to assist in carrying out
FENIAN AFFAIRS.-It is said that
Fenian President Roberts will issue
an address in a few days, calling upon
the Irishmen of America to unite now
with the only organization extant
that is competent to achieve the in?
dependence of Ireland, and that there
is no longer any excuse for those who
profess to love Ireland to stand in a
hostile attitude to men who have
proved, by their past action, their
honesty and devotion to the cause of
their suffering country.
Somebody writing from Now York
city announces that there is no longer
a standing invitation to lunch on fri
caseed oysters, and pledge every?
body's health in the nectar known as
I Clicquot. People don't scatter dia
i monds quito so freely- as of yore.
Importers find velvets a drug, and
ladies who go shopping ask thc price
of laces instead of jumping into the
J Tlio trial of tho guerrillas confined
j at Frankfort, Kentucky, for robbing
I the railroad trains, commenced at tho
special term of tho Circuit Court,
which convened at Louisville, on the
7th instant. They will be first tried
upon the charge ol' murder, and then,
the commonwealth failing to sustain
I tho charge, they will be tried for
Governor Bra miette has sent in his '
annual message to the Legislature. I
In noticing this document, the Lou-|
isville Caurier gives tho following
synopsis -of his remarks op thc con?
Upon the constitutional amend- j
ment, the argument' is not only ex?
cellent, but it is profound, and will
strike every reeder with its clearness
and force. He lays it down ?is a fact
susceptible of the clearest and mest
satisfactory demonstration, that the |
present Congress, with the Reprc
sentatives of ten States excluded from
their seats, has no authority to sub?
mit amendments to the Constitution
to the people, and proceeds to estab?
lish his proposition. He quotes
largely from the Constitution in sup?
port uf his arguments. His point is,
that thc Constitution authorizes
amendments lo be submitted t-> the
States or to'State Conventions for!
ratification by two-thirds of each
House of thc Congress, and he asks,
"what- i-t the Congress?" Upon the
answer to this question, the whole
controversy hinges. The Constitution
makes a Congress to consist of a Se- :
nate, and House of Representatives, j
'.The House of Representatives shalt |
consist of members chosen every se- !
cond year by the people of tim seve?
ral .States," and "the Senate shall be
composed o? two Senators from each
State, cJiosen by the Legislatures
th'TOof, f?>r six years,7 &c. Two- j
thirds of a body so constituted must ?
concur in submitting amendments.
The fact that thc ineuibc rs elected, or i
any portion of them, arc not permit- j
ted to occupy their seats, does not :
affect thc fact that, in the language of ?
tho Constitution, they vere "chosen," i
and if "chosen," they constitute ti
part of the Congress, and must ba
counted as a portion of the two-thirds
necessary to give legality to the sub?
mission of a constitutional amend?
ment. They do not take the oath to
make them members of Congress but
because they are members. The oath
does not make them members, but
it is thc election which consti?
tutes them such. To show that the j
Constitution did not intend to assert |
that two-thirds of a majority of Con?
gress was two-thirds of thc Congress, j
the Governor refers to the difference
in the language of the Constitution
on Mle subject of impeachment,
which provides that "two-thirds of
thc members present," shall be com?
petent to make a decision. This dif?
ference in language would bc a very
remarkable misuse of words, if it
were not intended to represent a dif?
ference of conditions in the two cases
referred to. "Two-thirds of the Con?
gress" and "two-thirds of the men
present" mean two different things,
and it cannot be otherwise fairly con?
strued. Two-thirds of the members
"present" are sufficient to act lawfully
in cases of impeachment, but it re?
quires "twevthirds of the Congress"
to make valid the submission of a
THE TniAii OP ANDREW JOHNSON.
The National Republican, the special
organ of the President, in its issue of
the St-h instant, has the following pa?
ragraph upon the impeachment
threatened by the ra :'.cals:
"A member of tho United States
House of Representatives, who, a few
years since, was charged with cor?
ruptly using his office as a member
of the Committee on Territories,
i arose in his place, yesterday, and pre
I scnted 'articles of impeachment'
I against Andrew Johnson, President
of the United States, for corruptly
using his office. It appears by our
report, that the Committee on tho
Judiciary is 'authorized' to investi?
gate the subject. Why did not this
who offered this bill of indictment
against Mr. Johnson, provide that
the committee should bo instructed-a
term usually employed by honest
men engaged in a work of Christian
patriotism-and not use tho weak,
unmeaning word 'authorized,' which,
to a Congressional committee, is just
whaS they may choose to interpret it?
Let ns have no mockery. If Congress
means to enter upon the grave work
of impeachment, let the trial progress
with some degree of respectability
and dignity, and then the people will
understand that their representatives
arc in earnest. If Congress does not
mean impeachment, but is engaged
in a work of buncombe, announce the
fact, and no longer paralyze the
whole business of tke country. An?
drew Juhns< n is ready for trial!"
A Republican editor says: "Thad.
Stevens c tight to be toasted by the
whole American people for his fidelity
to Republican principles. " Yes, that
is true", he ought to be toasted on a
fork over a hot fire. But better
leave the business to Satan, rather
than impose such a task upon the
"whole American people."
The Journal of Commerce, of the
5th, says: "We are informed that the
telegraph lines were worked direct
from Hart's Content, N. P., to New
Orleans, La., and various other points
! in thc States, during Thursday even
I ing. Conversation was cairied on
' with as much rapidity and ease as
I over short distances. "
I An exchange assures us that pour
: iug cold water on the faco aud head
dostroj's the effect of narcotic poisons.
' V girl poisoned with laudanum in
England was saved in this way, after
j all other remedies bad failed.
CORPOREAL, PUNISHMENT. -A Wash?
ington telegram says:
Thc bill introduced into the Senate
a few days since by Senator Wilson,
providing for the abolition of cor?
poreal punishment in the States lately
in rebellion, contains one remarkable
feature not lound in any bill or reso?
lution hitherto presented, and is in the
same spirit with thc announcement
of Mr. Stevens in his speech day be?
fore yesterday in advocacy of the bill
to provide loyal State Governments
for the South; that, although lie
President was Commander-in-Chief
of the Army and Navy, Congress wa ;
bis commander, and, please God, he
should be made to obey. In Mr.
Wilson's bill the following words <>e
cur:-"And he (tho President) is
hereby authorized ?UK! directed io
instruct the officers of tho army ami
ol' the Freedmen's Bureau to prevent
the infliction of corporeal punish?
ment in the future." Tho custom
bas been to authorize and request the
President, but it would seem that
Cougress was becoming fearful that
the President would not execute laws
of this.character in good faith; hence
they deem it necessary to command
Tar. LATEST RECONSTRUCTION PRO- !
CRAMSIE. -Tlie Her,<l.t's Washington
correspondent gives the following as j
che latest reconstruction programme:
"lt is stated this afternoon, ripon
unquestionable authority, that the |
leaders of the majority in Congress 1
have agreed upon a programme for
tho present session, in so far as the
Southern States ure coi cerned, and
that it embraces, first, Lue ratification
of the constitutional amendment by
three-fourths "of the States represent?
ed in Congress; "and, second, .the re?
organization ol' tile recusant Sintis
by compulsion. Thoadoptiou of the
amendment by the. Legislatures ol
the Slates wiil he completed, it is
expected, by the 1st of February,
when measures will bo immediately
carried through in Congress, looking
to the governing of the South by the
The Louisville Journal says that a
lady of that city has examined all tho
latest fashion reports and visited all
the principal milinery stores, to pick
out a winter bonnet. She reports as
tho result of her examinations that
ther?; aro l ow eighty-six different
styles of bonnets, ali fashionable;but
there is not one. of them Hutt a sensi?
ble lady, who wishes to guard herself
against cold and neuralgia, would
wish to wear; but then they all wear
them, for "omi might us well ho out
of tho world as out of tho fashion,"
VERY LIKE A CANARD.-Tho Mow
York Herald rfas the following item,
which is rather fishy:
"John C. Breckinridge, the ex
Secretary of War of the rebel Con?
federacy, is reported to have said that
the magnanimity of the North is un?
paralleled, and that he was astounded
at thc blindness and maduess of the
South in not accepting the humane
and merciful provisionsof the consti?
PHYSICAL ENDURANCE. -Tho New
York Tribune says:
"The rebel States have adopted a
j do-nothing, accept-nothing policy,
and professing to have no voice in
the matter, except to tire the loyal
people into accpiiescence in their
original demand for representation
without any conditions, and irre?
sponsible control over the futuro of
tho blacks. Probably we can stand
it as long as they can."
The New York Keening Express,
says: "Upwards of 2,000 immigrants
from Europe arrived at this port on
New Year's day-nearly all of them
in steamers. The passage money, iu
the aggregate, must be a handsome
sum; but ii all goes into the cotters ot
the foreign steamship line-radical
high tariff legislation, for the benefit
of Thad. Stevens and other iron
mongers, compelled the withdrawal
of all competion on the part of the
steamers carrying the United States
It will bo recollected that at the
last session, the House Judiciary
Committee made a partial report on
! the complicity of Jeff. Davis in the
plot to assassiuato President Lincoln.
They intend to continue their inqui?
ries, and to summon John II. Surratt
before them the moment he arrives
here, with tho view of taking his tes?
timony in the premises. It is deem
! ed best to do this before he is brought
An u ii k n o vv n mau was f o u n d ly i n g
j in tho street in New York, on Wed
! nesday morning, insensible from ex
i posure, and a sagacious horse, was
I removing thc snow from the man's
i face with his nose.
j A favorite colored servant-tho
' coachman-of Col, J. E. Remberi,
I of Sumter, was suddenly killed, a few
? days ago, by his horses running away
? with the vehicle and dashing him
; against a tree. .
A portion of the Eastern wing of
the Sydenham Crystal Palace build?
ing was destroyed on tho 3lth ult.
Thc fire lasted twenty-four hours.
Mr. Charles V. Chamberlain, an
old and well-known merchant of
Charleston, died in Brooklyn, N. Y.,
on the 7th, about sixty years.
It is stated that rubbing "0
ecne oil will cure rheumatic
Two distinct shocks of an carth
[Uake were felt in the town of Wheat?
land, Rochester County, New York,
on the Tth instant, and also at Cale?
donia, Livingston County, the first
at 5 p. m.-, and the second betw< i n <S
and 9 p. nr. They came .from the
South-west and passed away to the
South-east. Buildings were percep?
tibly shaken, and a rumbling noise
A Jew named Simon Barry, kt cpi r
of segars, was tried and acquitted in
the Supreme Cour* of Ile lon on thc
. >d inst., on the charge <u violating i
the Sunday law by keeping his shop
open The court held that ho was
not amenable for doing business on
Christian Sabbath when he had |
already kept the Jewish Sabbath.
A Washington correspondent says
that hostility to Judge Chas;; on the
part of his radical rival:- ?or the Presi?
dency, is thc case of the severity of
tiie attacks which have been made in
certain onarters on ih'" Supreme
ll tax tea as
ru ire home
/ \NE LAUGE ROOM, ov r ;
\_/ of Hopson &(Snt-phen. Aj
A. MCCORMICK,'over tho ::<.
occupied b\s George R. MeNiO>l
.Tan lt I
OYSTER SOUP for Lunch this ?av.
.Jan ll 1). McGJJINNIS, SnpT.
STOLEN, from thewagon-yard nf Mr.
James Catchcart, in Cotton Town, on
d'* night of tim 9th inst., a good-sized
LAY MARE MULE, slightly marked on
back and should sr, about twelve years old,
and rather slow. Thc above reward will
bc paid for th? apprehension of tho thief
and delivery of tho muir.
Jan ll f6* . G. C. HALTIWANGER.
COFFEE BIGGINS, with double s
Jan 10 :? . GREG?
TUST RECEIVED, at
.J E. E. JACKSON'S.
.Ta TI 9 3
nnilAT DESIRABLE HOUSE, South
I west corner Pickens and Richland
stree ts, opposite Messrs. Cord J- Thomp?
son's Academy, containing live upright and
two attic rooms, with a cooking apartment
in basement. .Servants' rooms, Carriage
House, Stable, and other out-buildings, on
the premises. Inquire at this oP.icc, or at
thc residence. Jan 10
mHE SECRETARY respectfully requests
I prompt payment of bills for the month
of December. Heretofore, he has stated
ho would discontinue the light, unless billa
were promptly paid, but did not enforce it. ?
Thc Works cannot be carri, d on unless
we pay for what ia required to generate
gas, consequently consumers are expected
to pay up, when called on to do so.
Defaulters are now informed that, at thc
expiration of tho time allowed for pay?
ment, the meters of all such will bc taken
away, and placed where payment will be
promptly made. JACOB LEVIN,
Jap 10 2 Secretary (ias Company.
Dissolution of Partnership.
1MIE PARTNERSHIP existing between
. JOHN ENGLISH and A. C. DAVIS is
this day dissolved by mutual consent. Thc
business will bo closed up by A. C. DAVIS.
Stock on hand will be sold at cost.
January 8, lSCw. _ Jan 0 3
Buckwheat Flour, and Syrup.
-1 (\ barrels fresh-hulled BUCKWHEAT
290 gallons SUGAR HOUSE SYRUP.
Jan 'J E. A- G. D. HOPE.
White Corn, and Oats.
1 200 CORN8 CH0ICE WHITE
300,bushels PRIME OATS.
Jan 'J E. ft (h D. HOPE.
English Dairy Cheess, and Rutter.
FIFTY boxes English Dairy and Cutting
5 kegs CHOICE GOSHEN FUTTER.
For salo low. E. & G. D. HOPE.
Virginia Family Flour.
FIFTY bbls. EXTRA FAMILY FLOUR,
for sale bv E. & G. D. HOPE.
IHAVE this day sold all my right, title
and interest in the linn of TEE YET <fc
BERAGHI to N. BERAGHI, and havo re?
ceived value- for my interest in full. Tho
said BERAGHI is to pay all claims against
the said Brm. L. H. TREVET.
Jan 9 .'?
Professor of Music.
r-T<9?3KS?a MU- J0S- HABT DENCE,
-'.'Vf?^j?ps Professor of Music, will give
f sf Sf * j ?lessons on Piano and Violin.
Terms made known on application at bis
residence, ('aniden (orTaylor) street,near
Charlotte Depot. Jan 8 Imo*
A" COMFORTABLE DWELLING
' 5? WC! MOUSE, on Pickens street, between
j Jami.Lady and Washington streets. For
; I erins, Ac, am Iv to
j J:ln S * ' JAMES BROWN. _
A LSO, a largo stock of SCHOOLBOOKS,
f /V in English, Latin, Greek and the
Modern Languages. For sale at
Opposite Court House, Columbia.
Jan 3__R. L. BRYAN.
POCKE3? DIARIES FOR 1367.
AN ASSORTMENT, of all sizes, for
Ladies and Gentlemen-some with
Almanacs and Private Cash Tables, Stamp
Duties, Ac Fer sale at
Washington street, onpo-dto Court House.
Jan 3 " R. L. BRYAN.
Tho Phoenixoffice is on Main atrect, a
Pew doors above Taylor (or Camden) street.
RBLIOIOCS NOTICE. Divine service this
evening, at the frcsbyteria?i Church, at
7 o'clock, by Reverend .1". I.. Girardean
D. D., of Charleston.
qnest?d to state thai Sybil Jones, ^ minis
ter <-r the Soei. ty of Fri? nd.-', intends
di t Ci..,,,
in;; al the Mctko
lll who may wish
"Urnonv. Tie- store (.1' Mr. A. C. Davis
anu a quantity ... urtu lo - tah therefrom.
Mr. Davis fired upon tis- earl
fortunately, missed his mar!;. The bur?
glars, in their dight, lost some of their
spoils, consisting of several bottles of
Volume !. of tie- Phoenix bas been taste?
fully arranged and bound in neat stvlcby
of circumstances, the pages are nf half-a
dozen different sizes and shapes, tin's was
no easy jot. tn consummate. But Mr. S. is
ono of thos ? ne it who can r.ecomplisha?y
thing-at least in the way of b*<de-bind?
ing. Persona wishaig lo refer to iheso
papers, eau now reatlilv do so
the title of a hun::...-us work, containing
all the neb poetry, a thu. 'ag anecdotes
and jokes writ!.:: upon tiheri, water?
fall.?, chains, .-.nd all t'e.c other fashionable
adjuncts to female ?..'.tir ; that have been
in vogue during Ibo past year, it will bo
profusely illustrated, lt will also contain
a comic almanac (fe . best ever made.up)
fu- t' J year ?s>7, a hunt.us fortune?
teller, and sew ral humorous stories, by tho
best writers of laughable literature in the
country. The work i.; written and ooru
piled by --Darby" Doyle, the spicy --Ipear'
of the Louisville-Co'Wier, and will be ono
of the funniest ever given to the American
public, lt is now in tiie printer's hands,
and will bc: issui d from the -press early in
We have received from the publisher a
copy of thc prospectus of thc above work,
and will notice it moro fully when we re
! ceivc the document itself.
I NEW BOOKS.-We aro indebted lo Mr.
I McCarter for copies of thc following works:
Laboulayc's Fairy Book Fairy Talus of
- all Nations. Translated by Mary L. Booth.
This is a decidedly interesting book-for
little as well as great folks. It Ls writton
very much in the stye: of the "Arabian
Nights Entertainment." The author,
Edouard Labonlaye, signs himself "A
Grand-father," and, from his pleasing
stylo of writing, is deserving of the title.
The work is handsomely bo.md and neatly
Madonna Mary-a Novel. Ry Mrs. Oli?
phant. I'rico 50 Cents.
This volume is one of tho Harper series,
and, from a glance at tho plot of "the story,
wc venture tho opinion that tho reputation
i of ibo authoress will not stifler from this
Lizzie Lorton of Grcyrigg -a Novel. By
E. Linn Lynton. Prico 75 Cents.
This is. another of the Harper series.
The author of this ph asing story is an
Englishman, and tho scene? are mainly
laid in "merrie England." Without at?
tempting anything like an analysis of tho
story, we will only promise that the reader
will not ragret the time spent in its pe?
CoLtJtniA.-Ono of the editors of- tho
Charleston News paid a recent visit to our
city, and ho thus speak:} of her condition
and futuro prospects:
"Columbia is tho centre of several rail?
roads, all of which bring trahie to her
market, and although her facilities aro
somewhat cramped at present, yet lhere is
no danger that she will Vie. left behind in
tho march of time. Tho Columbia and
Augusta Railroad, which is now in courso
of construction, ft is anticipated, will do
much for the city, and will add to its re?
sources in the futuro. Other projects aro
also entertained, which are to sharo tho
beneficial result of bringing increased
trade and activity to the city, and thus
afford the means of rebuilding lier ruined
streets. This is no Rip Van Winkleish ago,
and Columbia is well aware that she must^
exert herself in order to prosper. Her
merchants are energetic thorough business
men, and, with her futuro in their hands,
our capital will toon be rejuvenated, and
become once more the pride and boast of
There is a bright fnture before our city,
if capital, mereantile energy and industry
can bo brought into full play to aid her
resuscitation. A liberal ped icy, especially
on tho part of capitalists and merchants,
wil1 bo the great lever in raising her from
her present prostrate condition.
NEW ADV;:.-.! rs Est EN rs. -Attention ts call
ed to.tho following advertisements, which
aro published this morning for tbs first
Mrs. A. McCormick-Roora to Rent.
D. McGuinnis- Lunch.
Gregg & Co.-Coffee Biggins.
G. C. Haltiwanger-$25 Reward.
Tho finances of Maryland aro in a
most healthful condition, there hoing
j over ?4,009,000 surplus in the Stato
Tho New York Post says that about
15,000 workers in tho various branch?
es of ship-building are oat of employ?
ment in that city.
The Sherman, Texas, Star is edited
bv a boy in his teens, who also does
tho type-setting. His paper is said
to be quite readable.
An exchange thinks that the Fenian
Sisterhoods aro better armed for con?
quest than the Brotherhoods.