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Oft ia the stilly night,
Ere slumber's chain hath bound me.
Thc blamed mosquitoes 'gin their flight,
And all carne buzzing 'round me.
I lost my rest,
And do my best
To rid me of this evil,
But 'tis in vain,
And for my pain.
They bite mc like the d-ickens.
Thus in thc stilly night,
Ere slumber's chain hath bound me,
Thc tarnal 'skeetors 'gin to bite.
And all come buzzing 'round nie.
When I remember all
Thc nights we've passed together,
I'm glad when comes the fal! -
The cold and wiutrv weather.
Then I'm the he
That from guile's free,
Then I've no thoughts of evil,
but when the critters come again,
I wish them at thc De-ad Sea!
Thus in the stilly night.
Ere slumber's chain hath V und mo;
The tarnal varmints 'gin tbolr Hight,
And 1 drag th? kivcr 'round me.
THE ENCtNEEIVS STOftY*
I am ;ui engineer. For since
road was laid, I ve traveled it over
everv day or nearly every day. of my
For a good while, I've had the same
engine in charge-the ?San Francis?
co-the prettiest engine on tho road,
and as well managed, if I say it, as
It was a South-western road, so wo
will say, from A to Z. At A, my
good old mother lived; atZ, I had
the sweetest little wife under the
sun, and baby; and I always had a
dollar or two put by for a rainy clay.
I was an odd kind of a man. Being
shut up with the engine, watching
with all your eyes and heart and soul,
inside and out, don't make a man
My wife's name was Josephine,
and I called her Jo. Some people
called me unsociable, and couldn't
understand how a man could feel
friendly without saying ton words an
hour. So, though I had a few friends
-dear ones, too-I did not have so
many acquaintances as most people,
and did not care to have. The house
which held my wife and baby was the
dearest spot on earth to me, except
the old house that held my mother,
up at A.
I never belonged to a club, or
mixed myself up with strangers in
any such way, and never should, if it
hadn't been for Granby. You see
Grauby was one of the share-holders,
a handsome, showy fellow. I liked
to talk with him, and we were friends.
He often rode from Z to A, and back
again, with me, and once he said:
"You onght to belong to the Seien
tifie Club, Gueldeu."
"I never heard of it," said I.
"I. am a member," said he. "Wi
meet once a fortnight, and have :
jolly good time. We want thinking
men like you. We have some anion;
us n*?w. I'll propose you, if yoi
I was fond of such things, and hat
ideas that I fancied might be wortl
something. But then an enginee
don't have nights or days to himself
and the club would have one eveninj
a fortnight from Jo. I said:
"I'll ask her. If she likes it, yes.
"Ask whom?" said he.
"Jo," said I.
"If every mai; had asked his wife
every man's wife would have saic
'Can't spare you, my dear,' and w
should have had no club at all," sai
But I made no answer. At bonn
I told Jo. She said:
"I shall miss you, Ned; but youd
love such things, and then, if Grant
belongs, they must be superior men.
"No doubt," said I.
"It isn't everybody who could 1
made a member," said Jo. "Wb;
of course, you must say yes."
So I said yes, und Granby pr
posed me. Thursday fortnight,
went with him to the rooms. Tl
real business of the evening was tl
supper, and so it was every evenin
I'd always been a temperate ma
I actually did not know what effe
wine would have on me; but corni]
to drink more of it than I ever b
before at the club table, I found
but steam on. After so many glass*
I wanted to talk; after so manymoi
I seemed like somebody else, t
words were so ready. My little ide
came out, and were listened to.
made sharp hits; I indulged in i
partee; I told stories; I even came
puns. I heard somebody say
"By George, that's a man woi
knowing. I thought him dull
Yet I knew it was better to
quiet Ned Guelden, with his 1
words an hour, than the wine-mn
wit I was.
I was sure of it when, three mon
after, I stumbled up stubs to find
waiting for me with her baby on 1
"You've been deceiving me," s
Jo. "I suspected it, but I wai
sure. A scientific club couldn't sn
like a bar-room."
"Which means I do," said I, wai
ing in the middle of the room bk
signal flag at a station, and seeing
"And look like one," said Jo,
went and locked herself aud Imlij
the spare bed-room.
Ono club night, as I was dresse
go, Jo stood before.
"Ned," said she, "I never ha
fault to find with you before. Yo
been kind, and good, and loving
wziys; but I should be sorry we <
met, if you go on in this way. Don't
ask mc what I mean. You know."
"Jo," said I, "it's only on club
"It will grow," said she.
Then she put lier arms around my
"Ned," said she "do you think a
thing so much like a bottled-up and
strapped-down demon as steam is, is
lit to put into the bauds of a drunken
man? And some day, mark my words,
the time will come when not only
Thursday night, but all the days of
the week will be the same. I've often
hoard you wonder what the feelings
of ?in eugineor, who has about tho
same as murdered a train full of peo?
ple, must be, and you'll know, if you
don't stop where you are. A steady
hand and a clear head have been your
blessings all these years. Don't
throw tho:-: away. Nod. if you don't
care fo mv love, don't ruin Your?
My little -lo. She spoke from her
heart, and I bout over and kissed
"Don't be afraid, child. I'll never
pain you again."
And I meant it; but at 12 o'clock,
that night, I felt that I had forgotten
my promise and my resolution.
I couldn't get home to Jo. I made
up my mind to sleep on the club sofa,
and leave the place for good, the next
day. Already, I felt my brain reel af
it had never before. In an hour, 1
was in a kind of stupor.
It was morning. A waiter stood
ready to brush my coat. I saw a grir
on his faee. My heart seemed read\
to burst; my hand trembled; I looked
at my watch; I had only just five
minutes to reach the depot!
Jo's words came, to my mind. Wai
I fit to take charge of au engine? ]
was not fit to answer. I ought te
have asked some sober man. As i
was, I only caught my hat and rushed
away. 1 was just in time.
The San Francisco glittered in tin
morning sun. Thc cars were filling
rapidly. From my post, I could bea:
the people talking, bidding each otho;
good-bye, promising to write ant
come again. Amongst thom was ai
old gentleman 1 knew by sight-om
of the share-holders; he was bidding
two timid girls adieu.
"Good-bye, Kitty-good-bye Lue,'
I beard bim say; "don't bo nervous
The San Francisco is the safest en
gine on the line, and Guelden th
most careful engineer. I wouldn't b
afraid to trust every mortal I love t<
their keeping. Nothing could hap.
pen wrong with the two together."
I said I'll got it through somehow
Mid Jo shall never talk to me again
After all, it was easy enough. I redo
as I ??poke. 1 heard the signal. \V
Five hours from L. to D. ; liv
hours back. On tho last, I should 1
myself again, I knew now. I saw
red flutter, and never guessed what
was until we were passed the dow
train, at the wrong place. Two ni
nutes more, and we should have ha
a collision. Somebod}7 told mo.
laughed. I heard him sav. respeo
"Of course, Mr. Guelden, ye
know what you are about?"
Then I was alone, and wonderii
whether I should go faster or slowe
I did something, and the ears rush?
on at a fearful rate. The same mi
who had spoken to me before w
standing near me. I heard some que
How many miles an hour were y
making? I didn't know.
Battle, rattle, rattle! I was tryi:
now to slacken the speed of the S
Francisco. I could not rememl
what I should do-was it this or tba
Faster or slower? I was playing wi
the engine like a child.
Suddenly there was a horrible ro?
a crash. I was fluug somewhere,
was in the water. By a miracle
was sobered, not hurt. I gained t
shore. I stood upon the ground I
tween the track and the river's ed?
and there gazed at my work.
The engine was in fragments, a
the cars in splinters; dead, and dyit
and wounded were strewn around
and men, women and children-i
age and tender youth. There w
groans and shrieks of despair. 'J
maimed cried out in pain; the un
j tired bewailed their dead; and ave
unheard by any other, was in my e
The news had gone to A, and p
pie came thronging down to find tl
friends. The dead were stretched
the grass. 1 went with some oi
distracted! to find their lost oi
Searching for an old man's daugh
I came to a place under the tn
and lound five bodies lying there
in their rigid horror-an old worn
a young one, a baby and two t
children. Is it fancy-was it \:
fancy, born of my anguish?-t
looked like-oh, Heaven! they v
my old mother, my wife, my childi
al) cold and dead.
How dill they come on the tn
What chance has brought this ab?
No one could answer. I groanei
screamed-I clasped my hand:
tore my hair. I gazed in the p
old face ?^f Inn- who gave me bi
on the lovely features of my v.ife
my innocent children; I called t
j by name; there #as no answer. T
never could-never would be.
as I comprehended this, onward
the track thundered another ti
Its roil eye glared on me; I dung
self before it; I felt it crush u
"His head is extremely hot,"
I opened my eyes and say my
"How do you feel?" said slie; "a
I was so rejoiced and so astonished
by the sight of her that I could not
speak at first. She repeated the
"I must be crushed to pieces," said
I, "for the train went over mc; but I
feel no pain."
"There he goes about that train
nguiu." said my wife. "Why, Nod."
1 tried to move-there was uothing
the matter witli me; I was in my own
room; opposite me a crib in which my
j two children were asleep: beside me a
j tiny bald h^ad. My wife ?md chil?
dren were safe. Was I delirious, or
? what could it be?
I "Jo," cried I. ''b il me what has
"It's i> o'clock." said Jo. "You
came home in such a dreadful state
from the club that I couldn't wak?
you. You weren't lit to manage
steam and risk people's ?ives. The
San Francisco is half waj to A, 1 sup?
pose, and you have been frightening
me to death with a dreadful talk.'"
And .Io bogan to cry.
It was a dream-only an awful
dream, lint I had lived through it
as though it were a reality.
"Is there a Bible in the house,
Jo?" said 1.
"Are wc heathens?" asked Jo.
"(?ive it me this moment, Jo."
She brought it, andi put my hand
on it and took the oath (too solemn
to be repeated here) that what bad
happened never should occur again.
It never has. And if the San Fran?
cisco ever comes to grief, tho verdict
will nut be as it has so ofteu been
"Thc engineer was drunk.".
DEPRECIATION OF PUBLIC MORALS.
Some writer forcibly says: Human
virtue, liko thc stone Sisyphus, has
a continual tendency to roll down the
hill. A time of public calamity, es?
pecially if it be marked by a depri
vation of civil liberty, is invaribly
characterized by a depreciation ol
the public morals. The loss of what
constitutes man's natural happiness,
is invaribly accompanied by the loss
of a considerable portion of his na?
tural dignity. His spirit is broken,
his sentiments are depraved, and lu
seems contended to lead a life merely
Charles Dickens continues to be :
great pedestrian, and from Tavistock
?Square to Gadshill, a good twenty
eight miles, is no uncommon pedes
trian journey for him before dinner
He is not avery orthodox man in :i
religious point of view, and frequent
ly shocks his neighbors by Sunday
games ol' croquet oil his lawn.
A large oscillating rock is said tc
have been found in the wilderness o
Western Arkansas. It is situated ii
the channel of a torrent, and move
to and fro, apparently from the actioi
ol' the water. The motiou produce
a loud noise, which can be beard io
several miles, so the story runs.
There is a profound wisdom in th
saying of an English farmer, that h
led bis land before it was hungry
rested it before it was weary, am
weeded it before it was foul. Seldon
has so much agricultural knowledg
been condensed in a single sentence
The dials of the English Parlii
mont clocks are twenty-two feet i
diameter-the largest in tl ie worlc
Every half minute the point of th
minute hand moves nearly seve
At a 4th of July celebration i
Marion County, Illinois, a youn
lady offered the following toast.
"The young men of America; the
ai ms our support; our arms their n
ward. Fall in men, fall in."
IMPUDENCE.-Basfillness is moi
frequently connected with what v
call good sense than we find assu
ance; and impudence, on the oth<
hand, is often the elTect of downrig!
The editor of a country exchanj
recently attended a wedding in h
parish. He says "the ladies prese
were the ptrrsonne of fashion on
throne of gold."
Douglas Jerrold calls womer
arms "the serpents that wind abo
a man's neck, killing his best resol
"I'm going to raise your rent
said a landlord to his tenant. "Thai
you," replied the tenant, "for I'
blessed if I can raise it."
Lucy Stone, in a lecture in Bang
recently, said: "We hear of ht
pecked husbands, but nothing at
about rooster-pecked wives."
Go to strangers for charity, i
quaintances for advice, and relatif
for nothing-and you will alwi
have a supply.
j A talkative youth asked a you
lady if her ears had ever been pierce
j "No," she said, "but they have oft
j been bored."
"Our mothers, industrious ti
ders, though they often misplace 1
switch," was a toast given at u
. .ont railway dinner.
I In the inarch of life, don't h:
the order of "right abour." when j
know you are about right.
When yon offer oats to a horse,
may say neigh, but he docs not un
The only shares that are sun;
turn up all right-plough shares.
Why is hope like a decayed che?
Because thousands live in it.
If a man "kicks the bucket," i
a sign he will turn a little pale.
An Ordinance to Baise Supplies for
the Year 1867.
He it ordained by the Mayor and Alder?
men of the City of Columbia, in Council
assembled, and hythe authority oj the same,
That a tax to cover tho period fruin Janu?
ary 1,IH'17, to January 1, lSHS, for tho sums
and in tho manner hereinafter mentioned,
?hall be raised and paid into the public
treasury of the said city, for the u e and
SEC. I. That is to say, one dollar on every
hundred dollars <>f tho assessed value of
j real estate lying within tho limits of said
city; and the value of all taxable real es?
tate within the eity of Columbia shall bc
! assessed bv the ('itv Assessor.
SK.-, ll. Awi be it further ordained. Thal
eacli male person over tin age <.f tifte.cn
years ami under the age of sixty years
shall pav a lax of om- dollar.
Sro. III. Fifty cents shall be lovied upon
ev. ry hundred dollars of sales of goods,
wan s ami merchandize, embracing sab s
id' all arti. U s (d' trade for harter or ex?
change, which shall bc made by resident
merchants, traders and dealers, within the
city of Columbia, from tin first day of
January, one thousand eight huudred and
SEC. IV. And whereas many persons set
up temporary shops or stores for Ibo sale
ol' merchandize, after thc time fixed for
assessing taxes, and close thc same before
thc return of the tax thereon, so as to
avoid the payment (d' taxes to tho city
altogether: lie it further ordained, That ail
such dealers shall, upon opening shoji or
store in th?- city of Columbia, pay to the
City Clerk thc sum of twenty-five dollars,
which shall bo allowed him in tho next
settlement for taxes, and tin* overplus, ii
any, be returned to him; and such tran?
sient dealer shall pay one dollar on every
ono hundred dollars of sales of goods,
wares and merchandize. On failure to pay,
after being notified, the Mayor shall forth?
with issue an execution against tho de?
faulters, and collect the money in the usual
SEC. \. There shall be levied ono pei
cent, upon sales at auction of all goods,
tho property of persons who are residents
of the (-itv of Columbia. One and a half
per cent, upon sales at auction of" all goode
property of non-resid- nts. (hie-half pei
cent, upon sales at auction of real est?t
and stocks of every description: Provided,
nevertheless, That no tax shall bi; levied
upon any sales at auction made by ordci
of court f>r process of law.
SEC. VI. That all merchants and others
selling any goods, wares and merchandizi
on consignment shall pay a tax of one pet
cent, on all such goods, wares and mer?
chandize sold by thom; and the persone
mentioned in this and in thc three preced?
ing sections of this Ordinance, shall be re?
quired to make quarterly returns of theil
sales, and to pay thc taxes assessed there?
by to tho City Clerk at the cud of each ant
SEC. Vii. And i>e it f urther ordained,b\
the authority aforesaid. That a tax of oin
percent, shall be paid on tho premium:
received by each and every insurance com
nany, or agent or agency thereof, doini
business io this city and chartered by tin
State of South Carolina; tin- agents of al
companies not chartered by the state sh al
pay one and a half percent, on all premi
tuns received by them. And it shall bc tin
duty of every insurance company, or tin
officers or the agents tin reid', to tnaki
quarterly returns, under oath, to thc Cit;
Clerk, of thc amount of premiums for tlx
quarter preceding, under a penalty of twi
dollars for each and every day that sud
company or agent or agency may neglec
or refuse t<> make returns and pay thc sail
tax to be collected by execution, as il
other cases provided for thc collection o
thies and forfeitures.
SEC. VIII. Andbt it further ordained. I,
the authority aforesaid, That two dollar
shall bo paid on each and evoryhors?
marc, stallion, gelding and mule, kept o
used within tho city of Columbia, beside
the tax on vehicles, a.- follows: Tell do
lars shall bc paid on each and every fon
wheeled pleasure carriage or baronda
drawn by two or more horses; five dollar
on each and everj one horse carriage, buj
gy, barouche, gig or sulky, not used f<
hire; ten dollars on every vehicle used ft
the breaking or exhibiting of horses an
mules; fifteen dollars on each hack or cai
riage, drawn by two horses, and run fi
the conveyance of passengers for bin
eight dollars on each and every one hoir
buggy, gig or sulky, kept or used for hir<
ten dollars on ( ach and every four bor?
wagon; eight dollars on each two hort
wagon; six dollars on each one kori
wagon, cart 'or dray: twenty dollars c
each express wagon: fifteen dollars ?
each and every omnibus or stage; and a
persons commencing to use or run ar
carriage or other vehicle, alter the time fi
the payment of taxes, shall pay from tl
time they commenced ti) usc or run sm
carriage or vehicle, to the end of the yea
in proportion to the rate of taxes per a
ntrm: Provided, That no person shall I
allowed to use any omnibus, wagon, dra
cart or other vehicle, for tho transport
lion of baggage or passengers from o:
part of the city to another, until the own
thereof shah have given bond to the cit
to be taken bj- the City Clerk, with two
more good sureties, in the sum of live hu
tired dollars, conditioned that such own
will pay all damages that may result frc
thc loss or injury to baggage or passe
gera, while being carried on the oumibi
wagon, dray, cart or other carriage of su
owner, or after being entrusted to the ci
tody of the driver thereof, or any of 1
assistants. And any person offend]
herein shall be liable "to a tine of live d
lars per day for each day such wagon, ca
dray or other carriage for carrying bf
gage or passengers, may be run beti
such bond is given: And provided, furth
That nothing herein cont ained shall cxte
to any of the above enumerated veli ic
not used, although kept within the lim
of tho city: And prodded, also, That 1
thing herein contained shall be constn;
to extend to wagons, carts, drays or c
riages, goiug to or from market, a
owned by non-residents of said city.
And be it further ordahied, That atax
two dollars shall be paid on cudi and evi
horse, mare, stallion, gelding and nu
sold in this city by or on account of ;
hors?- trader or livery stable keeper; t
the keeper of every livery stable si
make quarterly returns, on oath, of st
sales at his stable, and pay the tax there
j under a penalty of two dollars per day
failure to make such returns and payme
at the end of the quarter.
SEC. IX. And be it further ordained, T
no person shall let or hire any wagon, <:
? or ti 'uy, or other carriage, or run any (
, nibiis. stage, hack or oilier carriage,
- thc transportation ot goods or passengi
within tia: limits of said city, without I
tug first obtained a badge from thu <
Ch rk, to be placed on som. conspicu
patt of thc vehicle: also, a badge wit
nulabor by-which lu- maj be identified
known, te be worn on a conspicuous |
', of his per; on by thc driver of such or
: bm?, wagon, car;., dray or other carril
1 under a penalty ol tiv? dollars for each
i vci v lay that such vehicle shall b?
run, 'o bc r i co Y i red bj information be
the .Mayor, oi any one of thc Aldernic
\ said city.
SEO. X. Whereas all male persons
tween the ag.'s ?if sixteen and fifty ye
residing wubin tho limits of tho cit
Columbia, are required by the laws of
State to work upon the streets of the
city for full t\relve daj's in eaeh and e
year: Be it Uierefore. ordained, That each
a:ul every person liable to work on the
I streets of thc said city of Columbia may
and shall be. excused from tin; perform?
ance of said duty, upon ?thc, payment of
five dollars to the City Clerk; ami each and
every person so liable, who shall fail to
pay tie said sum of five dollars within tho
tim?! hereinafter specified, shall, when
summoned to do so, be required to work
upon the streets of the said city for full
twelve days, under the direction <>f the
acting overseer of streets; and if any such
person or persons .?hall neglect or refuse
to work upon the said streets at the time
when summoned, such person or persons
shall be tined two dollars for each and
every day that lie or they shall neglect or
refuse so to work, to be recovered by in?
formation before tin: Mayor ami Aldermen
ill Council assembled. And it shall bc tho
duty of the City Ch rk, and <.f tie- Chief of
Police, to report to the said Mayor and
Aldermen ail defaulters under either of the
clauses of this section.
SKC. XI. That for a license to retail spi?
rituous liqti rs, in quantities less than a
ip.iart, the sum of one hundred and fifty
dollars per annum shall bc paid in ad?
vance; and 'or a license to sell spiritu?
ous liquors in quantities of a quart ot
more, the sum of seventy-five dollars
per annum shall be paid in advance:
Provided, That no license to Bell spi?
rituous liquors shall bo granted for a
shorter period than six months: And ?>ro
ri'lrcL, further, That the granting or with?
holding of licenses, in each particular case,
will be at the discretion of the ('itv Coun?
cil. And the City Clerk shall be entitled
to receive, for issuing each and ever}
license, the sum of two dollars; to be paid
by the person or persons licensed.
SEC. XII. One per cent, on the income:
(d' brokers, and one per cent, on all in?
comes derived from commission business
or thc practice of professions, within tin
limita of thc city, including thc profession:
of law, physic, dentistry and architecture
SEC. Xiii. TWO dollars upon each am
every dog shall be paid by thc person 01
persons on whose premises the dog is kept
And the police of thc city of Columbia ari
hereby authorized and required to tako u|
and hold twenty-four hours before dispos
ing of him each and every dog found run
ning at large within the limits of said cor
poration, and not having on a badge, o:
collar, furnished by authority of said city
SEC. XIV. A nd be it further ordained. Iii
the autJtority aforesaid. That no equcstriai
or theatrical performance, or other cxhibi
tion for gain, shall be held in the city o
Columbia, without a license from the Mayo
thereof first had and obtained, md tin
payment, in advance, to tho City Clerk o
twenty-five dollars for each and every ex
hibition, and such sum as tho Mayor ma;
assess for theatricals or other exhibition
for gain; and each and every person exhi
biting for gain, without first having ob
fained said license and the payment of sail
tax in advance, shall bc fined in a sum no
less than double the amount of said tax
in manner hereinbefore provided far th
imposition of lines and forfeitures.
SEC. XV. .bei lie it further ordainer
That an annual tax of fifty dollars shall 1>
paid upon each and every bagatelle, pool
or keele, er billiard tabb:, and upon ever
I. ow ling saloon, niue or ti ti pill alb y, o
pistol gallery, kept within the limits of tb
said city: and the sum ai one hundred dol
lars shall bi/ paid, in advance, for a licens
to keep or have a cock-pit within the limit
<d' the said city, ami no license for sue
cock-pit shall granted for any time witl:
in the fiscal year for a less sum than on
hundred dollars: Provided, That no poi
sou or persons shall open any one of tb
places of amusement mentioned in tbi
section, until he or they shall have obtaine
a license tor that purpose from the Cit
( 'ouncil, and shall have entered into bom
with two ur more good securities, to th
Mayor and Aldermen, in the sum of liv
hundred dollars, conditioned to observ
the laws of the State and city, and pa:
ticularly the laws against retailing. An
person opening any such establishmci
within this city, without first having ol
tained the license and given bond as afor<
said, shall lu; subject to a fine not cxcoci
ing fifty dollars for each day such esta!
lishmeut shall be kept open or used; als
that such place shall be considered, and
hereby declared to be, a nuisance, and li
bb' to be abated as such.
SEC. XVI. And be it further ordaine
That each and every occupant of any re
estate, upon whose premises water
brought by pipes or otherwise from the ci
reservoir, shall pay to tin: City Clerk,
the same time with the ot her taxes linposi
by this Ordinance, such sum as may be a
sosaed by thc Committee on the Wat
SEC. XVII. And be it further ordaine.
That inasmuch as many transient deale
in goods, wares and merchandize, eith
as principals or agents, including spirit
ons liquors, make sales by the exhibits
of samples, that such dealers shall niakt
deposit of fifty dollars with the City Clei
ami before they leave the city they sh
make a return ?if sales, under oath, up
which return two and a half per cent, sb
be levied and paid to tho City Clerk, w
shall account at the time of such payme
for the deposit made with him.
SEC. XVIII. And be it further ordaim
That each and every express compai
transacting business within the limits
this city, shall roako quarterly returns
their grose receipt? and pay ono per ce:
on tile amount of such return at tho e
of each quarter: and that each and ev?
telegraph company shall, in like, mann
make quarterly returns of their gross
ceipts, on which return shall be paid a 1
of one-half per cent.
SEC. XIX. And ii is further ordain
That each and every hotel, private boa
ing house, or house of entertainment,
reiving transient travelers, and each pi
bc eating bouse, or saloon, shall pay a
of one-half per cent, upon their gr
receipts, to be paid quarterly. That ci
barber shop shall pay a tax of three c
lars for each quarter in advance.
SEI:. XX. And be it furtlier ordain
That each and every cotton press, and (
ton gin, within the corporate limits of t
city, shall be required to procure of
City Clerk a license for the same, and si
pay one hundred dollars per annum
each gin or press, to be paid quarterly.
S?:c XXI. Anil be it further ordau
j That if any person or persons shall 1
neglect c>r refuse to make a return to
City Clerk, on oath, of all his. ber or tl
taxable property, income, sales, or ot
things taxed by this Ordinance, on or
fore the 1st day of March next, such i
I son or persons shall be then assessci
, the Assessor for all bis. ber or their ]
1 porty, or other things taxed by this O
nance, according to the tu st Informai
which he can obtain of thc. value of s
t taxable property; and such person or ]
sons who shall fail, nc gleet or refnsi
make a return, as al iresaid, or pay the
thereon, on or before thc 15th of Ma
next, shall be subject te and pay, in ai
! tion to saul tax. Ibo per cent, on the wi
amount of les, her or tie ir tax, as ?mp?
by this Ordinance. And the said Cb r
Inn by required to collect and receive
i taxes "and dues levied and imposed by
! Ordinance, and all arrears of former t;
and din s, ami make a return thereof,
j of all persons who shall then be in dcb
' to the Mayor and Aldermen, on the
; dav of March m xt.
SEC. XXII. And be it further ordai
? That tim said Mayor and Aldermen ?
issue their execution against each
I every person who shall be reported b\
aid Clerk to have failed, neglected or re?
fused to make returns or pay tlie taxes
imposed by this Ordinance, within the timo
herein prescribed, which said execution
shall be lodged with the Sheriff of Rich?
land District, to bli collected according to
the provisions of the Acts of tho General
Assembly of this State in such casi' made
Done and ratified in Council assembled,
under the corporate seal of the city ot
Columbia, this eighth day of February,
Anno Domini one thousand eight hun?
dred and sixtv-scven.
THEODORE STARK, Mayor.
J. S. M. M viiox, City Clerk.
The Great American Blood Purifier.
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milE QUi EN'S DELIGHT, the great
JL American Alterative and blood Puri?
fier, is the most perfect vegetable com?
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diaphoretics; making it thc most effective
invigorating, rejuvenating and blood
: cleansing cordial known to the world.
lu introducing this new and extraordi
leadstis to remark that too little attention
? is paid to the "life of all flesh," the blood,
j .Many diseases, and. too, many complaints,
j which have their origin in a vitiated state
I of the blood, aro treated only as symptoms
and results; whereas, if the remedy had
been applied to enrich tin; blood and ren?
der it pure, both cause and effect would
have Ix en removed. 'Phi Queen's Delight
is offered to the afflicted as a sure remedy
I fur those diseases arising from an impure
condition of tin; blood. It has a direct
and specific action upon that fluid, and
consequently renders tho blood pure. It
is said, on high authority, that "niau no
sooner begins to live than he begins to
die, and tuat tho characteristics of tho
living organism arc ceaseless change and
ceaseless waste." It is obvious, therefore,
to every reflecting mind, that unless tho
blood is pure, in supplying the waste tis?
sues with material, it must be the cause of
innumerable ills and constitutional disor?
ders, stich as Scrofula, Rheumatism, He?
patic Disorders, Consumption, Inflamma?
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to be maintained by the circulation of pure
We therefore advise every one whoso
blood id in tho least vitiated by indulgence
or excess, and whose constitution is im
?laired by disease and is sutrering from
theumatism, Liver Complaint, Consump?
tion, Scrofula, or King's Evil, Carbuncles,
Boils, Itching Humor of the Skin, Erysi?
pelas, Skin Diseases. Tetter, Roughness of
tho Skin, Pimples, Blotches, Pains in tho
Bones, old Ulcers, Syphilis and Syphilictic
Soros, Indigestion, inflammation of the
Bladder and Kidneys, Pains in tho Back,
General Debility, and fur all complaints
arising from deficiency and poverty of
blood, to usc the Queen's Delight.
Females of delicate constitution, suffer?
ing from weakness and depression oi mind
in consequence of those complaints which
nature imposes at thc period ol'change,
have a pleasant and sure remedy in thc
Children whose fair and ruddy complex?
ion gave early promise of health and
beauty, but too soon become blanched and
pale by sonic hereditary taint of thc blood,
will have too rich boon restored bv using
the Queen's Delight.
The uuacclimated and persons traveling
into warm countries will lind thc Queen's
Delight a great protection from all malari?
ous affection and diseases which originate
in a change of climate, diet and life.
The extraordinary and unprecedented
cures performed by tho Queen's Delight
Compound is attracting the attention of
every one, not only at home, but abroad.
The merits of this compound arc being
hit and appreciated everywhere. Hoar
what they say of it in Now I'ork: "lt is a
remedy of much importance and value,
exerting an influence over all tin: secre?
tions, which is unsurpassed by any other
known alterative, lt is extensively used in
all the various forms of primary and
secondary syphilitic affections; also, in
scrofulous, hepatic and cutaneous diseases,
in which its use is followed by the most
Its properties as a remedy were first in?
troduced to the notice of the profession by
Dr. Tkos. Young Simons, of South Carolina,
as carly as 1828, as a valuable alterativere
medy in syphilitic affections, and others re?
quiring^ use of mercury. . Dr. Simons'state?
ments have been endorsed and exte-t? .1
by Dr. A. Lopez, of Mobile, and DrMPTtt.
Frost, of Charleston. From the ri-jTTrts in
its favor, there seems no reason to doubt ?A
the efficacy of this nied.cine in Secondary^ "
Syphilis, Scrofula, Cutaneous Diseases,
Chronic Hepatic Affections and other com?
plaints benefited by alterative, medicines.
For sale wholesale and retail bv
FISHER A HE1N?TSH,
Dec 27 Druggists, Columbia. S. C.
! REFINED SUGARS.
-| ?\f\ BBLS. REFINED SUGARS, con
_L\_/V/ sisting of Crushed, Powdered A
and Extra C Sugars, just received and for
sale by J. A T. R. AGNEW.
Greenville and Columbia Railroad.
PASSENGER Trains will run daily, Sun?
days excepted, as follows:
Leave Columbia at. 7.15 a. m.
" Alston at.9.05 "
" Newberry at.10.35 "
Arrive^ at Abbeville at.3.Ll p. m.
" at Anderson at.5.10 "
" at Greenville at.5.40 "
Leave Greenville at. 6.00 a. m.
" Anderson at.C.30 "
i " Abbeville at . 8.35 "
" Newberry at.1.20 p. m.
! Arrive at Alston at.2.45 "
" at Columbia at.4.40 "
Schedule over South Carolina R. R
GENERAL SUP'TS OFFICE,
CHARLESTON, S. C.. Nov.;?, 1*06.
PASSENGER Trains will run as follows,
Leave Charleston.8.00 a. m.
Arrive at Columbia. 5.20 p. in.
! Leave Columbia. 6.50 a. m.
j Arrive at Charleston. 4.00 p. m.
TimoCOH MAH. TRAIN.
j Leave Augusta. 5.50 p. m.
Arrive at Kingsville. 1.05 a. m.
Arrive at Columbia. 3.00 a. ni.
Leave Columbia.2.00 p. m.
I Arrive at Kingcvillc.3.40 p. m.
j Arrive at Augusta.12.00 night
j Nov 6 " IL T. PEAKE, Gen'l Sup't.
General Superintendent's Office,
fife ?HI^? Ililli I
CHARLOTTE A S. C. RAILROAD,
CoLUMitlA, S. C.. Nov. 5, 1866.
ON and after WEDNESDAY, 0th inst,!
Through Passenger Trains will be ruf
over this road as follows:
Leave Columbia at. 3.10 a. ri
Arrive at Charlotte at.9.40 a.*
Leave Charlotte at. 0.10 a./.
Arriv< Ht Columbia at. 1.4(1 p.A.
Nov 6 .f.\s. ANDERSON. Sun'/
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