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Thursday Morning, March 7, 1867.
Our exchange inform us that a bill
has boen passed in Congress author?
izing the establishment, in "Washing?
ton, of a Department of Education.
Thc object of this department, it is
stated to be. will be he collection of
all tacts pertaining to the subject of
education throughout the country,
with a view to the dilTusion of useful
information concerning tho establish?
ment and maintenance of efficient
schools. The bill, it is alleged, does
not assume control of, or iu any way
interfere with the present school sys?
tems, or their management, and need
not, therefore, be looked upon as an
approach to the governmental direc- i
tion of schools, commonly lound in j
We cannot view it in any other
.ugh', than as another step in tho cen?
tralizing system-the tendency to
bureauism in the administration of
public affairs in this country. This
newly established department may be
enabled to make many and practical
suggestions, and ?will bave the advan?
tage of comprehending thc entire
field of education in all the States
and Territories, and thus be prepared
*"c ascertain defects and point cut re?
medies; but it will scarcely stop
there. One of the functions of the
commissioner at the head of the de?
partment will be to furnish to Con?
gress an annual report, embodying
the result ot* his labors, and present?
ing a statement of thc several grants
of land made by Congress for educa?
tional purposes, and the manner in
which the funds arising therefrom
have been appropriated.
From this, it is evident that a sys?
tem of national education is to be
established, and that the grants of
public lands made to the several
?States for educational purposes will
not be long left to the disposal of the
States, and that, at least in the unre?
constructed States, a large portion of
said funds, if, indeed, not all, will be
expended in teaching the young ne?
groes, for whose education, under
tue appropriations made to the ori?
ginal "bureau," ample provision has
been made. This new measure is but
the expunging of another lino of the
demarcation which formerly de?
signated sovereign and independent
States. Better have left the subject
of education to them.
Tile- L;isl Veto.
We have read attentively, and we I
hoite that all our readers have done i
the sanio, the message of the Presi- ?
dont returning to Congress the mili- :
tary reconstruction bill, without his ?
approval. It is so concise in argu- |
mont, and sots forth in such plain i
language the weighty objections he
entertains to the measure, that any
extended comment is .unnecessary, i
Ho stands whore he stood at the time
cf the first rupture between him .md
Congress, and for the same reason
that the measures which have elicited
his vetoes aro in violation of the Con?
Time will show which department
of the Government has acted more
wisely in their dealings with the i
Southern States, and will further
prove hov,- far the policy of Congress,
will contribute to peace and restora?
tion. From all appearances, that po- !
hey will be put on its trial in those j
States for which it is framed, as there !
is no means of preventing it, at least j
in time to preclude that trial.
Calm and deliberate action, or ra?
ther the patient bearing of inevitable
destiny, is now the only course loft
to the people of the Southern States.
It may be that there is a silver lining
\ behind tho angry clouds which now
overshadow tho land, although the
vision of our finite reasoning cannot
yet perceive it; but one thing we may
rest assured of, that the destiny of
this, as of all other nations, is in the
hands of the Supreme Baler, before
whom "all nations are as nothing,
and they are counted to him less than
nothing, and vanity." Let us, then,
calmly abide tho results in the future,
faithfully discharging our duties to
ourselves, our families, and to each
BURGLARY, IN SCTJMERYILI?E.-The
house of Mr. Artemus Gould, at
Summsrville, was entered on Friday
night by a band of burglars, who
carried oft' a large amount of booty
in the shape of silver spoons, forks,
Atc. A reward of i?10U is offered for
the arrest of the guilty parties.
Tm?, Direct and Indirect.
MESSRS. EDITORS: Taxes, direct
and indirect, niu?t be levied, that the
1 wheels of Government may not be?
come locked; but just so long as they
are indirectly assesed, the nation never
chafes under the burdon. For exam?
ple: we who cultivate and export cot?
ton, seldom make inquiry about the
duty imposed upon the manufactured
article imported. If weean buy Eng?
lish prints as cheap us Yaukee cali?
coes, we think all well; England can
pay the cost ol' transportation and
compete with Northern manufacto?
ries, because her labor is cheaper and
machinery more perfect than in Ame
rica. Xever, for a moment, do the
mass of consumers retied. Hint Eng?
land shoulders a hoav> turill iu this
competition, which IN. ol' course, a
tax imposed indirectly upon those
consumers themselves; for il these
fabrics were import ed free ?.!' duty,
just that much cheaper could they ho
bought from English factories. How
many thousands- -aye. millions of
tribute money have ve thus paid into
the coffers of tho Lowells of thu
Again: The Southern planter, who
formerly owned his labor, seldom at?
tached a per diem estimate to that
labor. A certain amount of labor
was considered necessary to produce
a certain effect in a given time. So
many hands would cultivate so ninny
acres, and harvest the crop in a
twelve-month. The planter's iue uno
arose from the constantly enhancing
value of his slaves, us weil a> from
the sale of his crops, and so identified
was this species of personal property
with his real estate, that they both
were often an inappreciable but
heavy tax. Idle negroes and idle
lands wore necessary concomitants tc
a Southern plantation, and seldom
viewed as a direct tax. So also ol
many other onerous, self-imposed,
but inappreciable taxes to which tin
Southern planter has always beer
subjected. "Worm lenee?," for i:i
stance, wove built almost ns a pas
time. Land had to be "cleared," ant
mauling the rails to enclose the fieh
was a part of the clearing. What i?
the cost of such a fence? was an ide;
seldom entertained. Public roads hat
tobe worked, and the Commissiouei
is authorized to exact of each mah
laborer on the plantation twelve days
work during the year; but thisexactioi
was often compromised by each plant
er binding himself to keep in good re
pair the public roads leadingthrougl
his o'vvn plantation; and this wa
seldom considered a heavy tax, be
cause that job could be done on rain;
days, or when the land was too wet ti
plough, or when there was "nothing
else to do on the plantation."
The new regime that has beei
forced upon us will materially altei
and doubtless amend, this unme
thodical, loose system of counting th
moneyed costs of leading a Souther:
planter's life. The daily value of th
freedman's labor will hereafter b
reckoned, and few fences ?will be bail
or roads worked without entering th
per diem cost upon the balance shot
ol' profit or loss to the plantation. T
illustrate, let us calculate the cost i
enclosing a "now-ground"-say <
sixteen acres, four acres square. Tili
will require five thousand rails,
good "hand"' will cut and maul thes
in just forty days. Such a hand :
worth fifteen dollars for every twenty
six working days, including the co;
of rations and lodging. Thus on
day more than a month and a ha
will be consumed in the mauling, ;
a cost of exactly twenty-three dollar,
These rails are now to be hauled, an
the fence is to be built, which wi
cost at least seventeen dollars add
tional. Hence the land will cost, an
always has cost, two and a half do
lars per acre to enclose it. Hereh
fore, the ownership and identity <
the labor alluded to above renden
this such an indirect tax that it w;
seldom the cause of complaint. No
that this labor is purchased and mu
be every way economized, will tl
planters of the country loug subm
to this direct, burthensome and us
The old road law still exists, ar
from this time forth, will become ;
onerous tax, to which our citizei
should not submit. Change, renov
tion, improvement, are demanded :
the road laws, before the roads of tl
country eau be kept in traveling co:
dition. The laborers of the count:
are nov/ almost universally male
black and white. A planter, tho:
?who works twelve hands, may, ai
probably will, have ten ol' them male
To require these ten hands to wo:
twelve days each on the roads, wou
be equivalent to five months work
one baud, or a direct tax to the plat
er of seventy-five dollars. Tl:
amount, if the roads were *qet
would perhaps keep in "good orde
at least five times the length of roi
worked in our bap-hazard way 1
these ten hands. Planters may sn
we work the roads when we can <
nothing else. This is all very w<
for slavery, but not applicable tohir
labor, for before another decade, t
time on a plantation when "nothii
else" can be done, w ill be time eharf
able to the employee, and not lost
Efforts were made by the last I
gislature to remedy these two evils
the road tax and the fence tax-b
being possibly premature, they we
abortive. The time is approachi
when these efforts will bc effectual.
More anon. S. P.
?.axt or the Thirty-ninth Congres, j
The Thirty-ninth Congress, which
has just expired, will occupy a con?
spicuous place in the political history
of our country. Coming into power
after the work of war had been finish?
ed, the duty devolving upon it was
the restoration of peace, harmony
and concord between the dissevered
sections of the Union. To it the
people looked for a w ise and judicious
policy, that should preclude thc pos?
sibility of futuro rebellion, ami at
the same time he so tempered with
leniency as to win hack the good-will
as well us the political allegiance j
of tho Soul h. This course was ex-|
peetod, no; only at home but abroad. ?
The people of V.uropo. remembering
our syn pathy with Poland, Hungary ?
und Ireland, mindful of out' profes?
sion? about political equality, liberty j
and fr.lom, naturally looked fot* i
tho practice of what we had so long
professed. If any one had at that
tinto predicted what has siuce come
lo p.e.-, he would have been regarded
?e. a lit subject for ;i lunatic asylum.
Neurh two vears have passed since j
?hr r?bellion ended, and to-day we
ari- apparently as fur from political
restoration us we were ou the uieinjj
rnblo day of Leo's surrender. And
with regard to harmony between the ,
North and South, it is a question '.
whether the feeling is not more bitter !
now than it was when the war fermi
nated. The Thirty-ninth Congress
has disappointed tho expectation of '
the people; it lias surprised European '
spectators, ami there will be' but few j
to regret its end. Yet we have rarely .
had a Congress embodying more j
statesmanship und general talent than
the one which is now going ont ot
lt is common for the political op- ;
ponents of a Congress to tittribute all '.
its shortcomings to a want ol' ability, <
but we cannot account for the failure
of this one upon such grounds. Its, .
average? talent rates unusually "nigh. ;
and its faults must be attributed to ?
some other cause than tint of incom- I
potency. The failure of Congress
can probably be traced to undue
firmness, inflexibility and positive?
ness, rather than anything else.
When tho first disagreement occur- j
rod between the President and Con- 1
gross, harmony might have bren
restored and maintained if either
party had evinced a disposition to
concede a little for the sake of amity.
Eut neither would yield tin inch, ami ?
hence tho broach became wider and
wider, until it roached tho present
proportions. To that point all the
trouble between the President and
Congress, and all the delay about re- :
construction, can be directly traced.
If the executive and the legislative
powers had continued to work toge- ,
thor in harmony, we doubt not that '
complete reconstruction of the Union I
would long oro this have boen attain?
ed. Tho Thirty-ninth Congress, how- ;
ever, must be judged by its works,
and upon that basis responsibility
must be fastened upon it. It luis not
only failed to do its work, but it has
complicate d the trouble and rendered
the consummation of that work a
difficult thing for the succeeding Con?
gress. Not only tina, but it is ac?
countable, in some measure, for tho
business prostration that is now felt
throughout tiio country-at least so
lar as business troubles have resulted
from political causes. It had an op?
portunity to win the gratitude of tho
country and the admiration of Eu?
rope; but instead of that it has won
tho censure of our own people and
the disapprobation of those abroad.
The immediate partisans of Congress
will pretend to endorse its course,
but unprejudiced and fair-mindea
people of all classes must necessarily
condemn it, and history will award it
anything but an enviable distinction.
[JW'/- York Sun.
The first water was let into the
Chicago Lake Tunnel on Wednesday.
The experimental flooding will be
protracted through several days, if
not weeks, with a view to a thorough
testing of every portion of the struc?
ture. Tho city will be supplied
through the new channel, if all goos
well, in about four weeks.
A ''gentleman," arrested in Cin?
cinnati for trying to induce some
unsuspecting individuals to gamble,
was found to be in possession of
twenty or thirty ivory checks and a
letter of introduction to the Young
Men's Christian Association.
A Memphis paper says the reason
so many marriages occur immediate?
ly ?ifter a great war is, that bachelors
become so accustomed to strife that
they learn to like it, and after the re?
turn of peace thev enlist in matri?
mony as the next thing to war.
Secretary Seward has been charged
with a great many things during his
life, but the most astounding of all
is that just made by a New York
paper, that lie is under "deipnoso
The prospects are that in portions
of Mississippi the next crops will be
shorter than the last, labor being
difficult to obtain and manage, and
a small area being sown.
The Wilmington Journal, of yes?
terday, says Mrs. Jefferson Davis
passed through that city on Friday
evening last, accompanied only by a
servant, en route for Charleston.
The Loman Catholics are to build
an edifico in New York which shall
combine a savings bunk library, lec?
ture rooms, etc., for the use of the
In Egypt girls are often mothers
TMPEAC?TIMKNT OF THE I'S] S?i?E?*T.- !
Tho Washington correspondent of
the New* York Times says:
"The public has lately been led to
believe, from the absence of all in?
formation on the subject, that the;
impeachment movement had been
brought to a stand-still, aud that we
were to hear no more of it; but there j
is the very best reason for saying that
thc country will be startled before
the close of this week by a report;
from tile Judiciary Committee, indi- j
eating the progress they have made,
and asserting thc necessity of push?
ing the investigation in the next Cou-.
gress. This report, as a matter of
course, will not be a final one. but
will set forth the tact that the limited
time since thc investigation was or-j
dered has not been sufficient to ena?
ble them to cic,np!ete their work, and
also that thc developments thus far j
demand its continuance. Mr. Bout
well, the country may rest assured, j
is terribly in earnest in this work.
The committee has already taken a
very large amount of testimony, and
has' been in session both day and
night. Witnesses from all parts of
the country have been examined, '
and more have ?'cen summoned. Ar?
to the continuance of the investiga?
tion in the fortieth Congress, Ml*.
Boutwell maintains that they need;
not commence de novo, but that the 1
committee's proceedings being ol" ;
record, such record can be made a
part of the investigation. Thus far, |
the operations of the committee have :
Inca conducted with so much secrecy
as to lead many to believe that no-]
thing was being done, but this will
prove to be a serious mistake, lt
?ii.iv. iUuC-ed, bu a question whether!
the feeling in favor of imo achmeut '?
is not actually decreasing, ami per- i
haps Mr. Boutwell and his associates
fear nothing so much as the effects ol
efforts to induce the President to j
countenance tin' important legisla
tiou of Congress. .VU eyes are now
turned to his action ou the military''
reconstruction bill. To pocket it willi
be to greatly aggravate the Impeach?
ment feeling. To veto it. so that
Congress eau pass it."will be not:
much better. To sign the bill, even j
nuder protest, will.kill the impeach?
ment movement. This is tlc ex?
pressed opinion >i two prominent i
CoMrAKATrvr: HEAT.TH OF THIRTY
SIX STATES.-So much has been said
concerning the unhealthiness of the
Southern States that any reliable in?
formation upon tl;e subject will re?
ceive genersd attention: and. while
weare endeavoring to attract white
emigrants to this State, we must not
lose sight of the fact that, according'
to the census returns, the mortality j
is less in South Carolina than it is in
either Pennsylvania, Indiana, Maine,
Virginia. Arkausas, Ohio, Missouri
or Louisiana. Massachusetts, Utah ?
and Louisiana show the greatest de?
gree ot' mortality, and Oregon. Min?
nesota and Wisconsin the least. (Jut !
of thirty-six States, Itcelve are re-j
ported as being more healthy than j
South Carolina, and tiren'y-three asl
being less healthy.
'Ibo official figures are as follows:
Oregon, 35; Minnesota. 10: Wiscon-1
sin. 95; California. '.*'.>: Vermont,
1.00: Michigan. 1.04; Iowa, 1.06; j
Florida, 1.00; Georgia, 1.09; Ala?
bama. 1.19; Tennessee. LIS; North
Carolin;!. 1.19; South Carolina, 1.20; j
Pennsylvania, 1.24; Indiana. 1.30; !
Maine, 1.30; New Jersey, 1.30; De-j
laware, 1.32: New Hampshire. 1.33;
Virginia. 1.34; Illinois, 1.36; Arkan?
sas, 1.Ti; Mississippi, Lil: Ohio,
1.46; Texas, 1.46; New York, 1.41;1
Rhode Island, 1.52; Kentucky, 1.53; i
Connecticut, 1.56; District ot Colum- ;
bia, 1.63; Marvland, 1.65; Missouri.
1.S0; New Mexico, 1.88; Massachu?
setts, 1.95; Utah, 2.10; Louisiana.
Nor so LAD AS IT MIGHT LE.-The
New York World expresses the opi- ;
nion that the reconstruction bill ?
adopted by Congress might be much j
\v> irse :
This bill, bad as it is, is more fa?
vorable than any likely to be passed
in its stead. If it is sent back with
a veto, the Republicans cannot choose
but try to repass it. If they succeed,
it binds them to this measure instead
ot' a worse one, which might follow
it, ami prevents the absolute and final!
exclusion of the South from thc Pre- ;
sidential election, which would be the j
certain consequence of letting the
whole subject drop.
The Wilmington (N. C.) Dispatch
says that two negro women attempted i
to commit suicide in that city, on i
Saturday last, by taking laudanum. !
One of the two was so desperately :
bent on ending her earthly career
that she swallowed a number of pius
after she had been relieved of the
laudanum. A gay Lothario, in the
shape of a big darkey, was the cause
of all this woe.
One of the lions at Barnum's Mu- ;
scum escaped from his cage recently, ?
and fiercely attacked a visitor,
wounding him seriously before the
brute was knocked down by his
keeper with an iron bar.
They have a live seal on exhibition
at Bangor -which w s captured among j
the snow-drifts, where it had become
bewildered and lost, after having (
come out of an air hole on the ice on
Mill Creek for food.
The Richmond Examiner says the
brig Nellie Mitchel is now loading
in the dock with corn for Charleston,
S.C. She will carry between 9,000 j
and 1(?,000 bushels. "
The Kingdom of Canada.
A cable despatch, published jester- !
day, informs us that the plan of con- |
federation submitted by the delegates '
from the North Amreicau Provinces,
and which had been approved by the
British Cabinet, has been passed by
the House of Lords. The designa?
tion of the new confederation is to
be the Kingdom of Canada. Thus
we have two kinds of "progress" on
this continent-in the republic of
tho United States towards radical
altruism, and in provincial Canada
towards positive monarchism. The
new kingdom is to embrace Upper
and Lower Canalla. Nova Scotia and
New Brunswick. Prince Edward's
Island and Newfoundland have so far
refused to join the confederation,
but provision is made to admit them,
also British Columbia and tho North?
west Territory, whenever it may be
deemed desirable. A general Par?
liament is provided for, composed of
a House of Commons ami a Council,
the latter mostly appointed by the
Crown, in forming which the pro?
vinces will be considered in three
divisions, <u" which Upper Canada
will bo first, Lower ('.mada second,
and Nova Scotia and New brunswick
third. The executive power will be
vested in an authorized representa?
tive of the sovereign of Great Bri?
tain and Ireland-the Governor-Gen?
eral-who will have a salary of
$50,000 a year. The basis of repre?
sentation in the House of Commons
is to be the population, as deter?
mined by official census every ten
years. For each of the provinces,
there is tobe a Lieutenant'Governor,
who will be appointed by the Go?
vernor-General in council, and paid
by the general Legislature. Each of
the provinces will have its own local
Government and Legislature for the
management of its local affairs. Such
is the general pian ot' confederation
agreed upon in the conference held at
Quebec; but it evidently contem?
plates the concentration ot' power in
the home government. With this,
and Imperialism in Mexico, the in?
fluence of our happy republican in?
stitutions on either side of Tts does
not, for the moment, appear to be as
portentia! as we would desire. Trtli
peace and reconciliation at home
would produce better effects.
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INDIAN DEPREDATIONS AND Orr
RAGES.-The St. Louis Democrat':
Junction City correspondent says:
Governor Amy, of New "Mexico
has just arrived from Santa Fe
Heavy snow had fallen in New Mexi
co. Governor Amy reports that tin
Indians on the Plains are disposed tc
be peaceable, but those in Arizon:
and New Mexico ave still on the war
path, and have committed a numbe
of murders during the past month.
The military camp on the Mern
bres has be.ni broken up. and tb
troops compelled to leave. Five set
tiers have been killed, and their stock
valued at over $20,000, driven oil
AU the settlers and miners on th
Membres River nave goue#to Messill
n>r -protection. One hundred am
seventeen horses and mules wer
stolen From Messilla three weeks ago
ami. about The .-ame time, 8,0U
sheep were driven away ?rom a poin
ou the Peirce Liver.
Fifteen hundred indians had lei
the reservation near Fort Goodwin
January 21, for New Mexico, wher
they will, doubtless, depredate on th
settlers, and commit murders am
other outrages. Three men wer
killed n.-ar Los Cruez. January 2C
a party ol' Mexicans, from the viciuit
of Laos, while campaigning, th
Apaches made an unprovoked assail]
on the Moquiux village in Arizona
and carried off a woman and eleve
children, and 700 head of stool
Through the exertions of Governo
Amy, the woman and seven childre:
were restored to their friends, anda
the stock returned.
A Washington despatch says Sm
raft will doubtless prove an alibi o
the night of the assassination. H
was unquestionably implicated in th
original conspiracy for the abductio
of President Lincoln, but that wu
changed to an assassination plot bi
a few hours before the bloody dee
The University of Georgia opone
at Athens, on the loth, with 150 sti
dents. Seventy additional pupi
applied, and were admitted. Thei
were also thirty maimed Confederal
soldiers entered at the high school <
the University, who will receive the
board and tuition free of charg
from the State.
In China, the physician is respoi
sible for his patients; and they c
their friends may prosecute him
he fails to effect a' cure. If, throng
any neglect or lack of knowledge, i
causes death, he is compelled by la
to provide for the support of tl:
family of the deceased.
The Norfolk (Va.) Day Book thinl
that S7,0(>0 worth of oysters ai
shipped every day from that por
Tin; business gives employment 1
About 1,000 persons. General bus
uess is also increasing; and who
that canal is brought over the All.
ghanies, Norfolk will bo quite a pine
One item to induce foreigners 1
sisit Paris during the Exposition
?he purchase of land by the Frene
Government to bury a few thousan
people who are expected to die ther.
1,501) men are chopping wood o
he plains for tho Union Pacific Rai
.ead. Their wives and families cam
nit with them, and are provisions
DROP LETTERS.-The post office o?
this city has received a supply of one
c<-ut stamps, for thc purpose of pre?
paying drop letters.
The Committee of Firemen from
New York, who were to bring the
bese carriage for the Independent
Fire Company, of this city, have
been in Charleston for the past day
or two. They received a cordial wel?
come in our sister city, partaking ol'
that hospitality for which she is so
noted. It will be seen by the follow?
ing despatch to one of the officers ci
the Independent that the committee
will arrive in Columbia this after?
CHARLESTON, March 0, 1SG7.
Will leave to-morrow moi'uiug, at
S o'clock, for your place.
il. WRIGHT, Secretary.
Tm: INDEI'KNDEN?"S HOSE CAR?
RIAGE.-By a ich gram from Charles?
ton, we are informed that the steamet
Andalusia was burned oil' Hatteras,
with considerable loss of life. The
hose carriage for tho- Independent
Fire Company, which wai on board,
was lost. The following despatch
was received by the Independent
Company on yesterday:
CHARLESTON, March 0.
The steamer Andalusia, with our
hose carriage and hose, was destroyed
bv tire on Sundav nicrht.
* R. WUK. ??T.
Secretary N. Y. F* A
FREAK OF I?TOHTN?NG-NARROW Hs
CAPE.-On Tuesday night, while the
sturm then prevailing was at its high?
est pitch, the lightning struck tin:
house of Mr. Edwin J. Scot:, enter?
ing just a ove a window, and com?
pletely pi Iverizing seventy-two panes
of glass. Thedightning ran around
the room, blackening the walls,
knoe-king over tables, &c, tearing off
th" boarding between tho room and
passage, and extinguishing the lights.
Mrs. ?Scott and her servant were sit?
ting in the room which the unwel?
come visitor entered, and had a nar?
row escape from death, one of tho
boards which had been ripped ofi
striking her on the head, producing
a slight contusion. Tin? other mem?
bers of the family were unsettled by
the shook, and, as one of them cx
I pressed it. "thought they were blown
\ On; FIREMEN-LIEEEAL DONATION.
The following action of the New Oi?
lcans Fire Department is another of
the many evidences of that spirit of
benevolence and good-will which our
firemeu (impoverished and needy as
they are) are the recipients of fron:
both North and South:
FIREMEN'S CHARITABLE ASSOCIATION.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. io. 1867.
Extract from the Minutes.
At a regular quarterly meeting o?
the Board of Delegates of this insti?
tution, held on the 9th, after the
reading of the memorial of the Pal
met i o Fire Company, of Columbia,
S. C., asking assistance of the fire?
men of New'Orleans, to enable them
to rebuild their engine house, repair
their engine, purchase hose. &c, it
was u n< tn ?m o tis'ti
Resolved, That the sum of $500 bo.
and the same is hereby, appropriated
to assist the gallant and patriotic lire
men of Columbia, S. C.
J. N. MARKS, President.
COT TM BIA, S. C., March 5, ISO".
At a regular meeting of the Palmet?
to Fire Company, of Columbia, helo
this evening, the foregoing extract
from the minutes of the Firemen's
Charitable Association, of New Or?
leans, having l?een read, it was una
Resolved, That the Palmetto Fir?
Company gratefully accept the hand
some donation accompanying tia
communication of the Firemen".
Resolved, That this Company \.
profoundly sensible of the lofty am
self-sacrificing spirit of charity whicl
has prompted so liberal an offering
bestowed with so much delicacy.
Resolrr-d, This Company desires ti
express, iu grateful terms, its appro
elation of the true and heartfelt sym
pathy of our brethren, conveyed i:
their communication, touching ever
tender and responsive feeling of ou
Resolved, That the President con:
municate these proceedings to th
Firemen's Charitable Association, an
that a copy of the same be publishe
in the papers of 'Columbia and Ne1
Orleans. W. B. STANLEY,
G. T. MASON, Sec'y. Pres't.
NEW ADVEBTISEHESTS. -Attention is cul
ed to the following advertisements, whic
arc published this morning for the tiri
C. H. Baldu in A Co.-Popular Trade.
J. C. Seogers A Co.-Lager Beer, ic.
A. l?. Phillips-Hay.
Cotton Press in Operation.
F k G. D. Hope-Butter and Chees
A. lt. Colton-Beady! Aim! Fire.
J. & T. lt. Agnew-Potatoes, Ac.
Palmetto Fire Company-Parade.
H. D. Hanahan-Nurse Wanted.
Independent Fire Company-Parade.
Fisher A He mi tah-Horse Powder.
Colgate's Family and Toilet Soap.
'..Mc: I'M IN PAKVO."-Much good
little si c is the characteristic of Co
gate's Family, Laundry and Tuile; Soa]
which may be lound at the druggists, ai
which bas no equal. Make a fair trial ar
comparison of Colgate's Soap, and tl