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Sunday Morning, January 27, 1867.
ICi'p.iblicaii Institutions in America.
A cotcniporary-Ibo "Wilmington
Dispatch -hus come to the conclusion j
that republican institutions in tbis j
country have not been a blessing to i
the people. It admits that,- under
their influence, the United States j
have advanced rapidly to power, .?mt j
that their very prosperity has worked ?
a ruin, which, very probably, would j
have been escaped under other ans- j
pices, and adds, that "too much j
greatness has made the universal j
Yankee nation mad, and that it has j
led them to excesses which are jast
as sure to destroy them as thc night j
is certain to follow the setting sun." j
There is some truth in thc follow?
"The Declaration of Indepen?
dence, with its bold Democratic
ideas, to establish thc principles of
which our uueestors fought with a
fortitude and patience that had then
never been surpassed, had better
have slumbered in inglorious silence
in thc brain of Jefferson than have
been thc precursor of the iliad of
woes which has followed in the path
of its remarkable conquest.
**Then tho Reign of Terror, which,
in France, wrought so much of suf?
fering, and from the effects of which
thc people of that country have not
yet recovered, had not disgraced with
its horrible annals the page of his?
tory. Then the curse which has
fallon upon the posterity of thc grand
old men of tho Revolution had been
escaped. Then, though not so full j
of the monuments of genius, and
perhaps not occupying so great a
space in thc eye of the world as now,
the people of this continent would
have been far happier.
"'England now stands thc foremost
of all the countries of the earth. Her
Government is move stable, her peo?
ple arc happier and more contented, \
-and all the benefits of republicanism
Are enjoyed without any of those evil
fruits which have been reaped else?
where. This is owing to the fact that
her three combined forms of Govern- j
mont operate to check each other,
and prevent king, or lords, or people
from gaining either too great an
ascendancy over tin- other.
"Republicanism in France has re?
lapsed into despotism, absolute and
unlimited ; in Mexico and South
America, it has resulted in anarchy;
in the United States, it has brought
?desolating warfare, cruel inhumani?
ties, bloodshed, bankruptcy, and fast?
ened on sections a bitter feud which
time cannot efface."
There is little doubt but that views
and opinions similar to these ure be?
coming more diffused among thc
American people, within the past four
or five years, than ever before,* from
thc fact that is now apparent, of a
tendency to make the American re?
public a central and consolidated Go?
vernment, which is tu be substituted
for a Union of sovereign States. But
wc do not believe, with our eotempo
rary, tina all thc evils which afflicted
France, or all the calamities which
have befallen the people of this coun?
try, were thc offspring of the adop?
tion of the Declaration of Independ?
ence by the founders of the republic;
nor do we believe that there are ele?
ments of self-destruction in repub?
lican institutions themselves. No;
the evils alluded to spring from more
andean fountains-from bad passions
and infidelity in France, and from
Puritanical fanaticism, with its witch
burning, superstitious heresies, in
this country. All thc evils that have
?ever fallen upon this country, and
her terrible prostration at thc pre?
sent time, can be traced back to the
Puritanical .stuck which peopled New
England in early days, and which has
ever since kept seething and boiling
the cauldron of mischief, until they
have brought the country to the verge
of ruin. Root ont that clement from
thc Slate; banish its rnischiev us
policy and cold-blooded fanaticism
from tho high places of oiliee . ul
power, and the country will soon sub?
side into that healthful repose so ne?
cessary to thc welfare and happiness
of any people.
Therefore, we would say to our co
temporary, let us not despair of the
future, nor change thc principles of
true republicanism, or their opera?
tion, properly conducted, with thc
dire evils referred to. We still think,
though wc arc passing through a ter?
rible ordeal just now, that these prin?
ciples, and thc Constitution, based
upon them, will ultimately prevail,
and that, in maintaining them, thc
good sense of tho American people
will show to thc world that they arc
capable of self-government.
Thc amount of Government and
other American securities held in
Europe is $000,000,000.
An Unprejudiced Opinion.
The events now transpiring in this j
distracted country, from their mag?
nitude and importance, as wei! as
from the results which may follow,
arc naturally attracting the attention
of those in other countries, who feel
an interest in thc political affairs of
the nations of the world. The opi?
nions of such observers come from
a standpoint where they arc not in?
fluenced by passion and prejudice^
and where the vision is unblinded by
partisanship or selfish ambition. A
good evidence of this may bo found
in the subjoined paragraph quoted
by the Bichmond Times from its
prominent namesake of London, the
great organ of British opinion. Our
Richmond cotemporary, in' quoting
from the English paper, pithily re?
"A wise king of antiqnity always
obtained the views of learned foreign -
i ors before determining important
questions affecting his realm. This
he did, because they were not inter
? ested like his own subjects and
j would not deceive him by flattery.
! American statesmanship, in the halls
of national legislation, might pro?
fitably imitate this ancient wisdom.
"These reflections in which wo
have indulged have been suggested
by tho perusal of a masterly article
from thc London Times 'on the en?
croachments of Congress upon the
rights of the States, and its absorp?
tion of the Presidential powers.'
The views presented are so strikingly
true and just that a pithy extract
will be better than any attempt at
"In observing the chango which
American institutions are suffering,
it must bc observed that we pass no
opinion on thc immediate objects of
the dominant party in Congress. The
views of the Republicans may be ab?
solutely unexceptionable, but thc
means by which they endeavor to at?
tain them appear to be destructive to
thc schemes of Government designed
by thc authors of the federation.
The Government of the United States,
; at this hour, is not a representative
Government; Congress is not a de?
liberative body. These are facts of
observation, and to insist upon them,
no more implies 2 criticism of the
! Republican policy than to say that
th? Government of Russia is auto?
cratic involves a condemnation of the
! imperial regime. But'the failure of
Congress as a deliberative body, and
of tlic representative institutions of
thc State, is a fact of the highest im?
portance, and it rAay be questioned
whether .".ny cuds can be worth such
Here, says our Richmond cotem?
porary, is a calm, temperate judg
. ment, in the correctness of which
; every min i not fanatical and Puri?
tanical will acquiesce. And yet there
arc millions of mind-; at the North
I incapable of appreciating these
I truths, which, as the Times says, arc
. simply "facts of observation."
I Verily, there are none so blind as
i those who icill md see.
i No saying is more truthful than
j this; but their eyes will be opened
\ and their vision stimulated and sharp,
j ened, should the measures of the de
' struetives be accomplished, and they
I will ojien upon scenes that thc think
I ing men of the North, as well as
those of England, foresee will bi
scenes of destruction-political, finan?
cial and commercial. Everybody,
i but t'ne bad, selfish and ambitious
! men now in Congress, sees this, nm]
j deplores the threatened calamity.
NEW YORK AND int: SOUTH.-The
j New York Times, of Wednesday, thus
I endorses tho call for a meeting in aid
of thc South:
"Thc meeting called at the Coopei
Institute, to take measures with the
view of relieving the destitution
I which exists in many parts of the
South, will be held on Friday even?
ing. The call for thc meeting should
bc generously and heartily responded
to. It comes from responsiblo citi?
zens. It is justified by ascertained
facts, which point with unmistakable
force to the famiuc-striekeu condition
of large communities in moro than
ono Southern State. The sharp mi?
sery of hunger is to-day leaving its
horrible mark on thousands there
who, three or five years ago, wert
well-to-do-many of them living iu
luxurious comfort. The appeal mus!
bc met. We havo tho means of meet?
ing it. Let there, then, be a large
meeting at the Cooper Instituto or
I Friday, so that our citizens may heal
the truth in detail, learn what is theil
duty, and form resolutions to set
that duty performed."
A TERRITORIAL SECRETARY IN TROT;
RLE.-Despatches from San Francis
co, of thc 22d instant, state that thc
Secretary of Idaho Territory has beer
compelled to seek protection of th?
United States troops, from violence
from members I the Legislature
because ho refused to pay them a pei
I diem until further instructions fron
The cost of manufacturing ont
I pound of cotton in New England i?
i about eleven cents.
Tile Mnrd?r of Col. Ste?-?lm?n.
A brief paragraph in our paper? a
day or two since, mentioned the mur?
der of Col. Steedman by negroes. I
We extract tho following particulars
from n letter in Hie Charleston JYetcs:
Col. J. M. St Iuian, in the vigor
of his manhood, und iu thc midst of .
his usefulness as one of tho best of
citizens, came suddenly to his death
under the following heart-rending
circumstances, illustrating the de?
plorable statu of affairs to which our
once peaceful and happy country has
Engaged in merchandizing in a
part of Lexington District, where,
since the termination of the war, it
became necessary to guard against
the depredations of burglars, he und
his little family occupied apartments j
within his store. On the night of
thc 8th January, as they were sitting
around a bright winter's lire, the
doors and windows all bolted or lock?
ed, seeming to give security to all
within, tho dogs, as faithful senti?
nels, gave evidence of approaching
danger .without. Tile Colonel arose, |
advanced toward tho ??jut door, i
when his wife, taking counsel "from I
her fears," from information that I
day derived from a negro woman, of
which she had also advised tho Colo?
nel, remonstrated with him against
tho imprudence of opening it; beg?
ging him, instead, to go up stairs
and look out at the window; but this
fearless-man, having faced danger on
many a bloody field during the late
war, now that, peace prevailed, re
garding it as weakness not to feel !
secure within his own castle, heeded !
not her gentle admonition. He had j
barely unlooked and opened the
door, when his devoted wife's worst |
fears were fully realized by thc report I
of a gun; the entire load from it hav- j
ing lodged in her husband's body, j
He still, however, retaining a proper ?
presence of rniud, had barely time |
to close and bolt the door before the j
vile assassins-three negro men- -
were thundering at it, to force an
entrance. The Colonel calle 1 for his
gun; the resolute wife hastily handed
it to him. He warned the assailants
that so sure as they entered he would
shoot them. Still, they knocked,
kicked and pushed the door to open
it; the wounded Colonel and his fee?
ble, though resoluto, wife, pressing
io return to keep it closed. What an
awful moment 1 The Colonel, being
no longer able to stand or use his
gun, laid his dying body against the
foot of thc do. >r, si ill to aid his wifo
in keeping it closed, directing her,
at the same time, to ?hoot them if
they entered. Declaring aloud her
purpose to do so, she called the name
of one of the fiends, the supposed
leader of the hand, and told him to
go away; that if money was what
they were after, the}' could get none
there, as all had been sent away.
This, perhaps, with the fear that the
Colonel w.ts still aldo to resist, and
would unto death, caused them to
desist from further efforts. Tue
Colonel lived hut about three ?oura
after receiving the fatal wound; his
; wife and two little children, with pcr
, haps a nurse, being the only wit?
nesses of the awful scenes within j
I that beleaguered 1 ouse, not knowing
I how soon it might be sot on lire, and
that then they would have to choose
between being burned alive or meet?
ing death by the violent hands of the
murderers of the husband and father,
there lying a corpse.
The day after the murder, a jury
of inquest was properly empaunelled
by tho nearest magistrate, and suc?
ceeded in drawing out such evidence
from various witnesses as justified
the rendering a verdict that they be
! lieved the deceased came to his death
I by a -wound from a gun, fired from
the hands of one of a party of throe
negroes-Henry, Emery and .Joe
known to have been prowling about
thc neighborhood doing mischief, and
all of whom the jurors aforesaid be?
lieved to have been parties to this in?
famous crime of murder, with inten?
tion to rob.
Thc two former went off with Sher?
man's army, and had b::t recently
returned to this part of thc country
entirely too lazy to work for an ho?
nest living, and fully imbued with tho
radical idea of equality, boasfingly
telling other negroes of the various
murders they had committed, and
saying that they had papers from the
"Yankees" which would protect them
from harm, do what they would,
should the white people here attempt
to molest them. Of course, they
found but few believers in their mira?
culous stories. Still, it appears they
succeeded in making a dupe of the
fellow Joe, who beeamo involved
with them in this their last sad trans?
Nuw ENGLAND AMUSEMENTS. -Dore
aro two nice paragraphs:
At Taunton, Mass., a few daj-s
since, some scoundrel stabbed, in the
hips and sides, all tho horses tied
around thc city square.
A fellow, in thc neighborhood of
Durham, Maine, is engaged in tho
pleasant business of disembowelling
farmers' horses. He lia? boen at it
for a long time, and they cannot fiud
out who he is.
"Simen Cameron," says an ex?
change, hbegan life as a journeyman
printer." We are not to understand
by this that lie literally entered tho
world with a composing stick in his
hand, but only that ho went to the
case ns- soon as he was old enou ;h to
know how to steal sorts and duplicate
SPECULATING ON THE DEAD.-A j
writer in thc Memphis Avalanche',
says that thc Federal dead at La-1
Grange, Tenn., are being removed
to Memphis by contract. He tells j
tho following hard story about the
The contracts is to take ap and rc- :
move to Memphis only the bodies of
Federal soldiers; and yet thc con?
tractor does not scruple to invade thc
graves ol' Confederates. A gentleman
of LuGrange was present at the vil?
lage cemetery the other day, when
thc burial parly of this contractor i
began to dig down into thc grave of ;
Captain Champion, of tho famous '
"Jd Missouri (Confederate) cavalry. ;
This gentleman told them that they ;
were digging into the grave of a Con?
federate-told them that it was the
grave of Captain Champion, the gal
laut young Confederate hero, who
w is killed by a Minnie ball through
the head, in the battle of Middleburg,
fought by Gen. Frank C. Armstrong,
against the Federal forces stationed
at Bolivar, in August, 1862-described
the exact place where the ball enter?
ed, which was fully verified, when thc
burial party, persisting in digging
down into the grave, reached Hie
collin, and opening it, examined the
body; and yet, determined not to lose
their labor -or by a preconcerted
understanding with their employer.
I know not which-they proceeded
to box it up. and absolutely sent it
to Memphis along with the rest.
Other gentlemen informed me that
many, if not most, of the Confederate!
dead, buried at La Grange, had been
taken up and removed to Memphis
by this burial party.
Again: This parly exhumed the
remains of a great many Federal sol?
diers hythe roadside, South of La
Grange, tore oil' the collin lids, and
left the bodies lying there exposed
for two weeks andu half, to the plain
view of all passers-by, and to the de?
predations of tho hogs and dogs.
MABYZIA.NI> ANO CONGRESS.-Mary?
land has acquired a self-constituted
representative on the Hoer of the
House. We are not at all satisfied
that the good popio of that State will
feel flatt? red by.the too willing labors
of Mr. Ward, of New York, who linds
that the % ist interests of the Empire
State are insufficient for his expan?
sive benevolence. He undertook on
Monday to speak for "thc loyal men"'
of Maryland, and rather uneourteons
ly declined to hear Col. Phelps, who
bravely fought for the Union in thc
late war, and, one would think,
having been handsomely sustained
by his fellow-citizens, was entitled tc
speak for them. Lut Mr. Ward, like
too many of our radical friends,
fancies that he knows what people
need better than they know
themselves. We believe that the
people have managed their pwn
affairs pretty successfully without
Mr. Ward's aid, and we suspect thal
they can dispense with it to 4he end
of time. At least they arecnough <>!
freemen to prefer that, in that as ii;
other things, they shall be permittee
to exorcisa their own discretion.
THE GBOSCY OUEBA Horst:-lt wai
stated., a day or two ago, that a sa?
loon keeper of Chicago had draw),
thc- Crosby Opera House, and latoi
that no prize in the concern had
been sold South. A despatch yes?
terday, by thc underground line,
whicl> is just as reliable and fre?
quently more, intelligible than the
overland route, says thc last seen ol
the unfortunate victim o? chance, ht
was rushing round frantically, trying
to hypothecate the prize for green?
backs to pay the Government tax.
^ ? ?
PUNISHING A DESEUTEU.-In a case
which came to thc Executive to-da^
for pardon, the sentence of .the court
martial upon thc defenelant, who was
charged with elesertion, include'
nearly all the penalties known to thc
law. The deserter is to forfeit al
expenses atteneling his capture anc
trial, pay $10 per month for twenty
four months, to bo confined wit!
ball and chain for the same length o
time, anet then his head tobe shaved
and the prisoner drummed out of th<
service. The case was tried in Nov
York. - Cor. New York World.
Two negroes were recently put ou
trial, in Augusta, for the murder o:
young Carmichael. One was defend?
ed by Hon. A. H. Stephens, Judge
H. W. Hilliarel and Judge Lintoi
Stephens. He was acquitted, ami t
few hours afterwards be ..steel that lu
was present, aiding at the mureler
but knew he could not be tried agaii
for the oi?ence. His confederate wa:
then put on trial, and the jury, aftei
having been lucked up for moro thai
three elays, failed to agree, and Were
Tit:: SOUTHERN RELIEF FAIR IN ST.
LOUIS.-The treasurer of the late
Southern Relief Fair at St. Louis,
publishes a statement, from which i(
appears that the total receipts of th<
grand fair amounted to 8l;J7,7?0.00
expenses to ?1,013.58 Balance to be
credited to the charity, $120,298.88.
Of this, $121,743.03 was paid to thc
distributing committee, thc remain
eler being applied to the relief oi
applicants, or sent in goods to thc
The Mont lal Daily News foots up,
as it says, for the information of it:
American friends, thc strength of the
British army stationed in Canada ant
tho Lower Provinces. It is 22,S2-T>,
A PiiOTECTCVE ITEM. A corespon- j
dont of tho New York Evening Post ''
When I was a few dav.-, ago at Wash- j
ington, a member of Congress fr? in '
the West showed me a letter, obvi?
ously written in perfect good faith \
by a mechanic in a village in Minne
sota. The good mechanic implored
the Congressman to see that a law be
passed excluding tho manufactured j
articles'coming to his village from j
the East. Labor, says lie. is so much j
cheaper in the East, machinery so
much advanced, that it is im; ossible
to compete with them and all me?
chanics out there will be ruined.
J )o you lind it difficult to believe
this? I assure you I have seen tho:
This is a perfectly logical illustra?
tion of the theory of protection. .
'Che Secretary of the Treasury has
issued new regulations governing
trade between Asia and . Europe, |
which provide for tho transportation \
of merchandize and goods to and |
from Europe and Asia by way of Sa;.
Francisco and New York. Goods j
shipped from China to San Francis- ;
co, thence to New York and from ?
there to Europe, save fifteen days' j
time by this new arrangement.
Tho New Orleans Deputy Collcc- I
tor, who was reported to have been
attacked and robbed in Arkansas, I
turns out to bc a defaulter. He has
The indebtedness of New York i
Si ate is Si 20,OOO,ODD.
Columbia Memorial Association.
THERE will be a meeting of this Ass.;- !
fiat ion, at the Washington Street Chapel,
on TUESDAY AFTERNOON, January "?13, i
I at 4 o'clock. AU persons feeling an In te-j
rest in the Association ar.- requested to
j at-end. Tho Collecting Committees will
! nlea.se report. Jan 27 2
rpiIREE ROOMS in my hons. . (corma' of
|_ Lady and BuU streets.) with Kitclfcn,
Servant's Room and Stables. The gas is
laid o:i to each room. A well and hydrant
water on the premises.
JOHN A. KAY,
For f,nthcr particulars, apply at the.
office of Kay A Hcwctson, Architects, new
bank Building. Jan "27 :5
A LL persons having claims against the
?TL linn of S. SHERIDAN ? CO., are
hereby notified to present their accounts
immediately; ami till tln.se indebted are
i called upon to come forward at < nee and
j .-< ttle up. s. SHERIDAN,
Jan 27 3 - ? urviviug fartm r.
milERE will be some fine TURTLE
; J. SOU1-at Stall No. ll. in tho Market,
j on MONDAY, the 23th,from ll to'2 o'clock.
Jan '27 J A M ES NESBITT. _
j Comp tro ller-Gsneral's Office,
COLUMBIA, S. C.. JAXTTAEV 1, 1807.
SIR: The resolution appended hereto
was adopted at th.- last session of the
: Legislatur?.'. You will proceed to act ac
j cording'v. Respectfully",
S. L". LEAPHART,
Resulted, That it i.- not only fair, tight
and proper, but essential to order and
government, that the pavment of laxos
I levied under Act of the Legislature at its
I ?as: regular sessiou should be equally en?
forced against all who ate liable to' pay
; them; therefore,
j Resoled, That thc Comptroller-General
! do require the sheri fis of thc .-< v< ral dis?
tricts to enforce the collection of tho tax
executions against all defaulting tax
I pay. rs.
, To (he Sheriff of PicJ?and District.
j DEFAULTING TAX-PAYERS
'.Viii take notice that, in obedience to the
foregoing resolutions, I will proceed to
LEVY ALL TAX EXECUTIONS in my
office fur the year 1)565, unless the same
?shall be- promptly paid. J. E. DENT,
Jan 27 fi Sheriif Richland District.
WITH his celebrated SPECTACLES,
is at Nickcrson's Hotel-for two
1 days. Those needing these glasses should
j give him ri call at once. Jan 2G 2*
I rnHE BRICK STORE, on Main street
! J. 02 feet by 21-formerly occupied by
J. C. B. Smith, opposite Kenneth A Gib?
son's. Terms reasonable. Apply to Ma.
E. STENHOUSE for information.
ON CONSIGNMENT, ami FOR SALE
20 boxes Fine Tobacco,
8 kits Fine Virginia Rutter.
25 pounds Choice Country lintier,
?10 bushels Dried Apples.
Jan '2(1 :l Old stand Toll, son .V ..'annoy.
ONE COMFORTABLE ROOM, in i cen?
tral part of the city, l'or parti, lars,
apply at this office. Jan 2
ri MIN kegs choice MOUNTAIN BUTTER,
JL for sale low. E. & G. D. HOPE.
New Orleans Sugar and Syrup.
.T IIHDS. NEW ORLEANS SUGARS.
?J <; bids. il " SYRUP.
Just in and for sale bv
Jan 25 E. A C. D. HOPE.
rglVYO THOUSAND lbs. LACON STRIPS,
JL for sale low by E. A C.. D. HOPE.
ONE HUNDRED packages Nos. 1 and 3
MACKEREL, in kits, quarter, half
and whole bart els, of warranted quality
and weight. E. A G. D. HOPE.
;~/ABBES. PLANTING IRISH POT V
ZJ\J TOES, in line order. For sale bv
Jan 23 E. & d. D. HOPE.
NEW CROP GARDEN SEEDS, in great
vu'ietv and quantity, for Halo by
Jan R; E. ? G. D. HOPE.
OOB READING ItooM.--Our friends iTo
invited lo visit tho Phonix reading room,
where they will Mud on filo papers and
periodicals fr..in every section <>f the Union.
Tho building id open daj and night.
The Bishop of Richmond, Virginia, Dr.
McGill, will deliv? r a iii.-', ourse, this morn
iii?-C_ u si. pater's Church, at half-past 10
o'clock. Thc eminent qualifications of thia
divin, win ensure a large attendance.
ILisToiucAi..-Thc futuro historian will
be auxious to glean thc : lost correct in?
formation concerning tho desolating march
of. Sher m an; and especially will ho look
;'.>:. a truthful rccirtl ot tho sack and de?
struction of Columbia. The only true and
fall statement ot' tho terrible ? vents of the
night of thc 17ih February, ISG5, will be
found in thc pamphli t issued from this
RELIGIOUS SERVICES TUIS DAV. Trinity
Church Rev. P. .T. Shand, lOi a. m. and
3A p. ra.
Presbyterian Church Rev. \V. E.
Roggs, Pastor, 10.1 a. and t?] p. m.
St. Peter's Church Dishop McOill, lu.I a.
m. Rev. J. .J. O'Conu! ll, :>? p. m.
Lutheran Church -R v. A. E. Rude, WI
Theological Seminary, (Christ Church
Congregation) Rev. J. M. Pringle, Rector,
HU a. m. and :)? p. m.
Washington Street Chapel Rev. D. J.
Simmons, 10J u. m. Rev. Wm. Martin, 3^
Baptist Church. Rev. Dr. Reynolds, M>j
a. m. and 7 p. m.
Marion Stru t '. hine!. Rev. Wm. Mar?
tin, IDA a. m. Monthly Church Meeting,
3J p. ra.
NEW ADVESTI^MI?NT?I. -Attei.ti >n is oali
j ed to thc following aJvcrtisenn nts., which
J arc published th;.; ie. iraiug l'or the first
J. E. Dent -Defaulting Tax-pavers,
j W. T. Walter-Variety Sale.
; John A. Kay-Rooms lo Rent.
! s. Sheridan-Notice;
I J. Mendel--Bariums,
j Columbia Memorial Association.
I Jam^s Nesbitt-Turtle Soup.
A cubic yard cf gold is w orth, in
round numbers, ^10,000.000, and at
this estimate all the gold in thc world,
if melted into ingots, might be con?
tained in a cellar twenty-four feet
square and sixteen feet high. All
the boasted wealth already obtained
from California and Australia would
go into an iron sale nine feet square
and nine feet high.
A colored boy of Cony, Penn.,
has invented a rifle battery, which is
on exhibition at Buffalo, it throws
10S Minnie balls at one discharge
from percussion shell cartridges. The
machine can bo kept in continual
The months to life most fatal arc
j February and March, August and
i September; the first two for throat
I and lung difficulties; the latter two
? for stomach and bowel complaints.
Maj- ami June sire the healthiest
; months in the year.
In the Kentucky Senate, the reso?
lution favoring the raising of ten re?
giments of Kentucky infantry, to
sustain the doctrine of State rights,
was de feat i-d.
Gen. Sterling Price's friends are
arranging to buy him a 8:50,000 house '
in St. Louis. A sterling price for a
house and a house for Sterling Price.
A meeting was held in Warrenton,
Virginia, on Monday last, for the
purpose of sending corn to the desti?
tute of South Carolina.
A. T. Stewart, of New York, keeps
his horses in a building once used as
j a Baptist Church.
A Mrs. White is ' local" of the
Stark County (Mo.) Zfewx. The paper
is said to bc very gossipy.
One of the principal hotels in Rich?
mond has reduced thc price of board.
A DWELLING, with eight upright
Jjjjjj rooms and attic, and all reccssary
T ' ' out-buildings, four squares from"
Main street. Applv for terms, ?c., to
LEVIN A PEIXOTTO,
Jan 23 Auctioneers.
HOES ANO CHAINS.
Al the Sign of the Golden Pad-Lock.
ONE HUNDRED doz. HOES, assorted
qualities anti sizes.
500 pairs TRACE CHAINS, assorted
lu store and for salo CHEAP for CASH
bv JOHN C. DIAL.
OILS! OILS! ! OILS:! !
At the Sign of thc Golden I'enl-Jyock.
JUST received, a good supply of TAN?
NERS' OILS, MACHINERY OILS,
Boiled and Raw LINSEED OILS, pure
KEROSENE OIL. And for sale low by
Jan24 _Joll.N c. DLAL.
1 DDLS, of thc best CREAM ALE,
\_ *-? wholesale and on draught.
Doe 28 J. C. SEEGERS A CO.
CASKS Sugar-cured HAMS, at low rat
Dec 28 J. C. SE EOE RS X CO.
CHEESE! CHEESE! !
ONE THOUSAND lbs. in store, at whole?
sale and retail.
Dec 28 J. c. SEEGERS & CO. _
HOUSE TO RENT,
ON Main street, ?ive squares below
MState House, containing six squaro
rooms and two basement rooms, to?
gether with all necessary ont-buddings,
sucit as carriage house, f-tables kitchens,
Ac. At ply at this ellice._Jan 2\i to
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
C'C.CMI-.H, January IStiT.
TVN.KS ON SAI - for tho quarter end?
ing the 1st instant i i due, and prompt,
payment of tho same is required,
jan 1 J- S. MCMAHON, t ity Clerk.