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Tuesday Morning, December 17.1867
We have read with mach interest,
the address of the Conservative mem?
bers of the Alabama Reconstruction
Convention, protesting against the
Constitution adopted by that body.
It is an able and well written argu?
ment, and is an appeal to the people
of the North and West, which cannot
fail to strike a responsive chord ia
every heart, not dead to all'the sym?
pathies of a common brotherhood.
Conoedibg, as that excellent and
moderate journal, the Baltimore Sun,
says, the thoroughness of the con?
quest of the South, and pointing to
th? <V?t-S which it h05 p??a?u, ?? tut?
repeal of the ordinances of secession,
repudiation of the Confederate debt,
and emancipation of slaves, in orffer
to be restored to the Union, the
Southern people address themselves
to the magnanimity of the conquerors,
and ask them with profound and
calm earnestness, not to inflict BU ch
a disgrace upon their brethren,'even
as a punishment for rebellion, aa to
give supremacy to those who are in?
experienced in political matters.
While the improvement and hap
pinoss-of the colored people are, aa
they onght to be, the nina of the
white race, both at the North and the
South, and while both agree thai
justice is to be done in regard to theil
rights of person and property, and ia
the exercise- of their political rights,
the white people of the South maj
surely be permitted to appear at the
tribunal of last resort-the people oi
th a North-and invoke them to aid
them in reconstructing the country,
in the only way by whioh permanent
reconstruction can ever be effected,
by enfranchising the whites of the
South and making them at least equal,
in a political point of view, with
themselves and with the newly en?
franchised voters of the South.
These appeals wo consider, therefore,
to bo legitimate and wise; they com?
from brethren, once estranged, whe
now desire peace and reconciliation,
and are addressed to those high attri
butes and qualities which they in?
stinctively feel that the people of thc
North, as brethren, must possess, it
common with themselves. Thej
make an appeal to the manhood o
the North and clearly demonstrate
the largest recognition of those com
mon sympathies which flow fron
common blood and fraternity, an(
which must be relied on ns tin
?cement i Lg influence of the nations
union. It would seem that such ai
appeal could not be made in vain
looking as it does to the re-union o
all sections and the welfare and pros
perity of all classes at the South.
THE WEALTH AND GROWTH OF rai
"CouNTnr.-Mr. Joseph S. Wilson
Commissioner of the General Lane
Office, in his just completed report
states that there are now 37,000 mile
of completed railway in the Unite?
States, which is at tho rate of a 1,00
miles a year, since the work of con
structing them was begun. Ther
are in tho course, of construction a
the present time, about 18,000 mile
additional. Mr. Wilson asserts tbs
the domestic trade of the Unite
States is now Worth five billions c
dollars. Speakiug of the Pacific rai
roads, now in process of constru?
tion, or projected, he claims that th
trado of the Indies, of China, of Ji
pan, of all the Eastern world, mu
flow into this country. We are no^
he says, 3,000 miles ahead of En/
land in our routes to China, Japo
and the Indies. The command <
their trade will revolutionize tb
commerce of tho world, and transf
the great commercial and financi
centre of oh ris to nd o m from Londc
to Now York. Mr. Wilson estim?t
that there is room enough on tl
great Pacific slope for forty ne
tates. He thinks that by the cot
m euee ment of the next century, \
will bo a united country of one hu
dred States, with the control of i
the great treasure shipments of tl
world. He says this" country h
commenced her grand imperi
oonrse, with tho control of the Eat
' ern trade in her power, and that tl
immigration and natural growth
tho country will placo us at over o
hundred millions of people by t
year 1900. _
The monument on Plymouth Roi
has been completed. The last ato
was placed upon the structure
Saturday, when the ashes of some
the Pilgrim fathers were deposited
one of the chambors.
The New York Times, in an article
on thia enbjeok say?:
Of theae in-starred adventurers, the
latest fallare recorded is that pf the
colony in Honduras. It went there
on the faith of Governor Austin's
1>romises of land and other privi
ego8. The Governor was as good as
his word, but the Home Government
at London "disapproved," and the
Southerners are all in troublo again.
"Many of them," says the account,
"are ahont to return to the United
States." Mt is the same old story,
told of a new place. Wherever a
settlement bas been effected, the re?
sult hos been disappointing. Only
moderate fortuno- bas attended the
detachment that strayed down ul moat
to Patagonia, and that has been the
most promising of all. Cordova was
not only a prompt failure, but the
whole enterprise has long since been
abandoned, the stock and property
sold out, and the last of the adven?
turers returned. The Baree is true,
in brief, of all the Mexican projects;
the same is rapidly becoming true of
all Brazilian experiments. For ex?
ample, the chief colony on the Iti
beira, near Iguape-a settlement
founded by one Dunn, a furiously
secessionist clergyman, who declares
he wants mainly to "keep away from
Northerners," is anything but pros?
perous. Here and there an enter
?rising man has met with suocess;
ut this was true also before the war.
What we mean to say, is that the
Southern colonies, as colonies, are
dead failures. A recent traveler very
well says that most of the emigrants
cannot work to advantage, and are
"too proud to beg-for anything but
a passage home."
The other day, we had news from
one of the West Indies that a South?
ern colony was to be organized to
proceed thither; and subjoined was
an account of a couple of hurricanes
whioh bad swept through the length
and breadth of the island, succeeded
by a brace of earthquakes, which
laid waste what the tornadoes had
failed to desolate. Never in history,
perhaps, did so many simultaneous
attempts at colonization, proceeding
from one source to so many quarters,
meet failure so uniform. Some of
the Huguenot exiles from France
perished in distress, but others
founded flourishing colonies in Eng?
land, Switzerland, America. Some
of the American colonies from Eng?
land were hapless, but great success
followed others. A fatalistic failure,
one would almost say, attends, on
the other band, the Southern schemes
of emigration. In some pieces, as
in Mexico, the protecting Govern?
ment goes down, and the colony dies
out with the coming in of Ute new
and hostile rule. In others, as in
Honduras, there is a "Home Govern?
ment" in Europe failing to make
good the local promises. In others,
as in Brazil, there is the suspicion
and hostility of the native "people,
lack of energy and enterprise, wont
of mechanical improvements foi
working plantations, difficulty in
procuring labor. In South America,
in general, war and taxes, even worse
than iu tho Confederacy, oppress the
adventurers. And if nought else cac
wreok the experiment, nature comee
in with her devouring earthquakes
We are glad that so few, compara?
tively, of the Southern people essay?
ed expatriation. Those few rushing
off in haste repent at leisure, and re?
turn without reluctance, content tc
remain. Their experience is useful
to their neighbors. There will be nc
depopulation of the South. Let ut
take a sort of representative exam ph
of the issue of these efforts. Ex-Gov.
Harris, of Tennessee, in whose arm:
Syndey Johnson died on the field ol
Shiloh, and whose intensity of hat>.
to thc Union led him at the close o:
the war to Cordova, where he wai
made President of the Confederate
colony, now returns at last to pay hil
respects to the man whom he and hil
associates probably regarded as th(
personification of all that was moo
detestable-Parson Brownlow. "Gov
Harris said," tho account informs us
"that he had come to give h i nisei
np, and expressed much gratitude foi
the kind mention whioh tho Governo:
hod mode of his family in his mes
sage." His successor has parolee
him till next spring. These schemes
wo say, as organized colonies, do no
Buceeed, and it is fortunate that the;
fail. Our country is tho proper hom'
for our people, Northerners an<
Southerners alike. She needs th
labor of all her children, of all lati
tudes, in order to fulfill her destiny
and they, too, it seems, can ill di
THE COTTON TAX.-The tax on ra)
cotton was two cents per pound unti
August 1,1866, when it was increase
to three cents. In September, 1861
it was again reduced a half cont pe
pound, the tax being two and a ha
cents. In 1866, the amount realize
by the Government from this sonic
was $18,409,654.90, and in 186'
$23.759,078.80-tho latter amour
substantially representing the pn
duct of the year-namely, 2,000,0C
A young man in Georgia died i<
oently from having cut a mole wit
a rnzor while shaving. Paralysis wi
caused by tho wound.
EDITORIAL RE-ONION.-The MMIQ
bling of nearly all the editors of the I
State^in this city, during the recent
Conservativo Convention war?aa event |
highly Agreeable to themselves, and,
we are sure, beneficial to tho public.
The perils of the State have -emited j
them in the common cause, and ob?
literated party feelings and divisions
of other days.
Meeting together in the spirit of
patriotism and devotion to tho public
welfare, they most readily coalesced,
and entered into a free and unre?
strained intercourse. The exchange
of views '-.nd comparison of plans
have improved the concord ana effi?
ciency of their efforts to redeem their
State, and we are sure all of them re?
turn, home with the conviction that
each will be able to do more than
heretofore, for the promotion of the
political and material - interests of
Virginia. Socially, the conference of
these gentlemen has been the most
agreeable. -FUchntund Dispatch.
The outcry for retrenchment in the
Government expenditures is growing
louder and louder at Washington,
and we trust will lead to some impor?
tant reforms. A better placo for a
beginning- could not bo found than
in the Offices of the Secretary of the
Senate and tho Clerk of the House.
Both these gentlemen are weighed
down with useless subordinates, who
have nothing to do, and would not
do anything if they had it. Let
them all be decapitated at once.
[New York Tribune.
VIOLIN AND GUITAR STRINGS.
ALARGE and choice selection of the
very best ITA! JAN STRINGS. Also,
a full assortment of VIOLONCELLO
STRINGS, a great variety of Violin Bows,
Screws, Bridges, Tail Boards and Rosiu,
Just received at E. POLLARD'S.
Almonds and Raisins,
ALSO, ENGLISH WALNUTS, Pecan
Nuts, Butter Nuts and Filberts, at
Deo 17 ^6?_E. POLLARD'S.
Private Boarding or Rooms to Rent.
ALIMITED number of small Families,
or 8ingle Gentlemen, can bo accom?
modated with BOARD, (in a small Family,)
with or without LODGING, convenient to
the business part of the city, or four wcU
furnished ROOMS will be rented, for con?
venience. Application may be made to
- A. H. PHILLIPS,
Dec 17 Gt Commission Agent.
Wanted to Rent.
ALARGE BUILDING, in or near Co?
lumbia, for Hospital purposes. Ad?
dress J. F. ENSER,
A. A. Surgeon U. 8. A.,
Dec lg 2_Box 46, Columbia, 8. C.
Hoop Iron, Hoop Iron.
JUST rocoived, per Yumuri, from Liver?
pool, a full assortment of HOOPIRON,
from i G?M inches wide. For sale at%reat
ly reduced prices, by
Dec 15 J. Sc T. R. AGNEW.
Valuable Building Lots.
COMMISSIONER'S OFFICK, December 14.
THREE CHOICE BUILDING LOT8,
on Main street, central part. To bo
treated for at privato salo. Terms very
easy to an approved purchaser.
Doc 15_D. D. DESAUSBURE.
CAN be obtained, within 1$ minutes
walk of tho Conrt House. Forterms
and further particulars, applv at tho
Dec 14 4_POLLOCK HOUSE.
For Rent or Sale.
ACOTTAGE HOUSE, in a desirable
part of the city. Possession givou on
1st day of Januarv. Applv to
Dec 10 tuf_T. J. GIBSON.
FIRE IRONS, LOOKS, Ac, opened to
dav, by FISHER ic LOWRANCE.
CREAM CAKES, Soda Biscuit, Sugar
Biecuit, Ginger Schnaps and Mush?
rooms, Just received and for sale by
Dec 10 FIBHER Sc LOWRANCE.
pr/~V/~V BUSHELS COW PEAS.
OUU FISHER ic LOWRANCE.
QA BOXES Family and No. 1 SOAP, on
_/XJ hand and for sale, at unusually low
prices, by_J. ic T. R. AGNEW,
Helnltah's Crimson Tetter Wash,
for Tetter, Ringworm, Pimples, Worm
SpotH, Roughness of tho Skin-a cure for
Totter and Ringworm._
Tobacco, Tobacco, Tobacco.
pZf\ R0XE8 Choice, Medium and low
0\J priced TOBACCO,
5(H) lbs. of tho choicest brands Smoking
Tobacco, for sale by
J)oc 7_ E. Sc G. D. HOPE.
FLOUR, FLOUR, FLOUR.
A f\f \ BAGS Supor. and Extra Country
4fcUU FLOUR, ??
25 bbls. Virginia Family Flour.
For sale very low for cash.
Dec 7_E. Sc G. D. HOPE.
Seed Wheat and Oats.
K f~\ BUSHELS Maryland Seed WHEAT,
tjVJ 200 bushels prime OAT8.
For sale by E. Sc G. D. HOPE.
DINNER HOUSE AT ALSTON.
PASSENGERS on the Greenville and
Columbia Railroad, can get DINNER
at Alston, at 3 o'clock; ample time being
Passengers for Spprtanburg and Union
Railroad can get BREAKFAST on the
arrival of tho Columbia train.
Dec 6_MARY A. ELKIN Sc SON.
No. 1 Mackerel,
Dec 7 JCHN C. BEEPERS Sc CO.
Salt, Salt, Salt, Salt,
pf f\f \ SACKS gsnulno LIVERPOOL
tJVJVj SALT, fresh from shipboard,
and at as low price as Wilmington Salt is
sold by other parties. For sale by
Doo 12 ' J. Sc T. R. AGNEW.
Don't forget. The only sure cough
onre is Stanley's celebrated Cough Syrup.
Sold by Fisher and Heinitah.
GOOD.-Gen. Haucock bas ordered
the writ of habeas corpus to be re?
spected ia the case of two men
arrested upon a requisition from Gov.
Fenton, ol New York, under a charge
ox obtaining goods on falsa pre?
tences. He visited the Chief of Po?
lice's office in person, stating that he
would detain any train ot sink any
ship attempting to take " away the
prisoners ia defiance of the writ.
"FBOZKN UP."-It is stated that
property to the value of $10,000,000
is frozen up on the New York Erie
Canal. Boats containing over 100,
000 bushels of potatoes, 70,000 bar?
rels of apples and nearly 4,000,000
bushels of grain of all kinds, besides
a large quantity of other produce,
are frozen in.
The St. Augustine Examiner con?
gratul?tes the people of that ancient
city on nt last being placed in tele?
graphic communication with the out?
side -orld. For 300 years the city
has been isolated, but now begins to
wake up and wants a railroad to
VERY LARGE APPLES,
RECEIVED TH 18 DAY, by
Doc 17 I-TSHEll A LOWRANCE.
500 BUSHELS CORN,
FOR 8ALE bv
Dec 17 FISHER A LOWRANCE.
WILMINGTON SALT, $2.10.
LIVERPOOL 8ALT, as good, as large
and as cheap as other parties are sell?
ing. FISHER A LOWRANCE.
Doc 17_ _
^AN uncommon lino BAY
MARE, eix years old, warranted
Hound and without a blemish,
perfect ly Rootle and well broken.
She is large and powerfully, yet symmetri?
cally, made, and is a fancy animal. She
will bo sold at a bargain, for cash, r - tho
owner intends leaving for the West in a
few days and i* obliged to soil her. Can
bo seen until Thursday Evening, at my
house. D. B. CLAYTON.
Deo 17 2*
I ?\C\ B0XESi bi fine order, for sale at
lyU 45 couts per box.
De?~T7_E. A O. D. HOPE.
1 C ~\ WHOLE, Half and Quarter
W_r Kj Boxes LAYER RAISINS.
500 lbB. new Zante Currants; -
500 lbs. Soft Shell Almonds.
600 lbs. English Walnuts, Pecans, Brazil
and Rarcelona Nuts.
20 half drums Smyrna Figs.
50 boxes English Dairy and Cutting
1 tierce Pickled Salmon.
5,000 lbs. now Hams and Racon Strips.
10 bbls. new Hulled Buckwheat Flour.
5 bbls. extra Golden Drip Syrup.
50 boxes extra No. 1 Fire Crackers.
1 bbl. Cape Cod Cranberries.
SO baskets Genuino Champagne.
100 cases Tomatoes, Peaches, Proserves,
Ketchups, I<obntor, Oysters, Grouse, Sal?
mon, Green Corn, Pickles and Sauces, all
fresh in and for sale low, for cash only.
Dec 17_E. A G. D. HOPE.
.Independent Fire Engine Company.
A regular meeting of this Com
"TfcNdfc pany will bo held THI8 (Tues
\Ig?Rduy) EVENING, at Hook und
U W -Ladder Hall, at 7$ o'clock. A
full attendance is earnestly requested. By
order. G. T. BERG, Secretary.
Columbia Lodge No. 108, A.'.F.'. M.*.
SL A Regular Communication of this
<o#^Lodgo will bc held THI8 (Tuesday;
/^^\ EVENING, at 7 o'clock, at Palmetto
This being tho regular night for tho
election of officers, to serve tho ensuing
Masonic year, a fall and punctual attend?
ance is earnestly requested.
Ry order of tho W. M.
Deb 171_I. 8ULZPACHER, Sec'y.
^-^, JU8T RECEIVED,
choice HAMS, BREAK
HiBis?w)FAS.T HTRII>S and otb?r
^JBM??BIL A lot' of new COUNTRY
Rales of COTFON YARNS from ono of
the best factories in tho State, for salo by
the bale. All of which will bo sold at
lowest prices, by
ROBERT RRYCE A SON.
We aro also agents for the HAZARD
POWDER COMPANY. Morchanta can be
supplied with all kinds and in any quan?
tity._Deo 17 j6
King's Mountain Military School,
YOEKVILLE, S. C.
THE First Session of 1868
/^Stt w'h begin on the 1st of FE
t|f^BfeHRUARY, aud ond on tho 1st
5^p? TERMS .-For School Ex
?3&dr penses, i. e. Tnition, Rooks,
Stationery, Ac, Boarding, Lights, Fuel and
Washing. $110 in specie, or tho equivalent,
por session, payable in advance.
Circulars, containing full information,
mav bo seen at this office, or procured
from COL. A. COWARD,
Surviving Principal and Propriotor.
ST. MARY'S SCHOOL,
RALEIGH, JV. C.,
- RIGHT REV. THOS. ATKIN
jf^U. SON, D. D., Visitor.
'ifi-W^ ReV* AIjUEIlT SMEDES, I).
ROVTBENNETT 8MEDES, A.
t^BP M., Assistant.
The fifty-second term of this School will
commence JANUARY 10. 1868, and con?
tinuo until tho 7th of JUNE.
Tho oxpenso of Board and English Tui?
tion is $125 per term.
For a circular containing details, apply
to the Rector._Deo 15 2
Ilelnitsh's Q,ueen*s Delight, for Tet?
ter, Pimples, Blotches, and Eruptions on
tlie faco. _
Powder, Shot, &o.
DUPONTS RIFLE POWDER, in wholo,
half and quarter kegs.
DuDont's Blasting, Dook Shooting, Eagle
and Diamond Grain Powder.
Drop and Buok Shot, Percussion Caps,
Flints, Guns, Pistols, Ac, on hand and for
salo low by J. A T. R. AGNEW,
Sole Agents for Dupont's Gunpowder.
Hams and Breakfast Strips,
FRESH and good, at low rates.
Dec 7 JOHN O. 8EEGER8 A CO.
THE JAPS.- Theao celebrated acro?
bats and mystical performers will
shortly appear in this city. So say
We are informed that it ia likely
the business before the United States
Court will be finished by Thursday
next, on whioh day it will probably
adjourn. Judge Bryan has presided
with dignity, and the business of tho.
Court has been promptly attended to.
We are indebted to Mr. Clerk Horl
beck for many favors.
POSTPONED.-Owing to tho una?
voidable absence1 of Dr. Henry M.
Clarkson from tho city, yesterday,
the reading of bis pnprr^ "Evelyn,"
which was to have taken place last
night, nt Janney'sHall, for the benefit
of the home for widows and orphans
of deceased soldiers, was postponed.
Ti a hall can bo obtained, the poem
will be read some evening during the!
prescut week. We hope that, mean?
while, the tickets on sale at the book?
stores and elsewhere, will bo pur?
chased largely, so that the fund may
bo swelled to handsome proportions,
and the good be done with it which is
so earnestly desired. The subject of
the poem is a theme dear to every
heart, and an hour's attention cannot
be more profitably or agreeably be?
stowed than during the evening of its
delivery, _; ^_
THE FDHEMEN'S FAIR,-This even?
ing, Calisthenic (or Gregg's) Hall will
present a charming appearance.
Lovely gills and matronly dames
the mothers, wives, sisters and sweet?
hearts of the "fire-laddies" and their
charitable friends the Masons-hav?
ing conspired to convert the hall into
a fanoy garden-forest, where, inter?
spersed with substantials, may be
found fancy articles-both eatable
and carry-away-able. Added to
which, is the pleasuro of being
waited upon by the most obliging nml
charming salewosmen that the State
can produce. And if, after a stroll
through the room, and having eaten
to repletion of the good things, you
should feel weary, the "Lover's
Grotto" will be found a delightful
resting spot-where, half hidden by
the garlands and shrubbery, and
comfortably scated-a la Widow Ma?
ch ree, with "Peggy by my side"-a
delightful half hour can be passed.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT "COURT
FOURTH CIRCUIT. -November 7,1867.
December IC, 1867.-Hon. George S.
Bryan, D. J., presiding.
Ex parte J. K. Milner, partner
Heines & Co. In bankruptcy. It
having been ordered by tho conrt
that certain property of the bankrupt
perishable, and liable to deteriorate
in value, bo sold by the Assessor; and
it appearing that said property is in
the possession of tho United States
Marshal, it is, on motion of Wilkin?
son & Gilchrist, ordered, that the said
property be delivered up by J. P. M.
Epping, United States ' Marshal, to
the Assessor, J. M. McLain, for the
purpose of carrying into effect the
order previously made.
In Be Melvin M. Cohen, a bank?
rupt. In bankruptcy. On motion
of Messrs. Fiokling & Pope, for the
petitioner, it is ordered, that the pre?
vious order made in this case and
served upon tho Assignee, to show
cause why a larger allowance should
not be made for the benefit of tho
bankrupt, and why the bridal pre?
sents of tho wife of tho bankrupt
should not bo excepted from the
schedule of the bankrupt, be dis?
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT-.
Hon. George S. Bryan, D. J., pre?
Tho court and jury resumed the
consideration of the two cases of
D. R. Anderson vs. Robt. H. Hiker,
and returned into court with verdicts
forplaintiff, in each case, for $5,700.
Hamilton Brothers Sc Co. vs. J. W.
Godbold. Debt, Porter & Conner.
N. E. M., Brewster & Spratt. Tho
jury assessed damages of plaintiffs at
$2,468.26, with interest from Maroh
N. W. Paynter et. al. vs. George
Hoffman. Assumpsit-Porter & Con?
ner. The jury found verdiot for
plaintiff $1,267.24, with interest from
February 16, 1861.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post
office open during the week from 8%
a. m. to 6 p. m. On Sundays, from
lj_ to 2>_ p. m.
The Charleston and Western mails
are open for delivery at 2 p. m., and
close at 9 a. m.
Northern-Open for delivery at
IO1.;' a. m., olosea at 1 p. m.
G'roenville-Open for delivery at 3
p. m., doses at 8 p. m.
COURT OF APPEALS.-Monday, De- 1
comber 16.-Present-Donkin, C. J.,
Wardlaw and Inglis, A. J.
Opinions were delivered in the
following cases: The City Council
of Columbia ads. the State, ex rel.
the South Carolina Railroad Com?
Ex parte the South Carolina Rail?
road Company. Wardlaw, A. J.
Special orders made.
James H. Jennings ads. the State.
Wardlaw, A. J. Motion in arrest of
Eli Hilliard ads. the State. Hiram
Cunningham ads. the State, lnglb
A. J. New trials granted. -
W. F. Ervin vs. S. M. B. Scott
Inglis, A. J. Motion dismissed.
The call of tho docket was then re?
sumed, and Mr. Fair heard for ap?
pellee, in case of Higgins vs. Hig?
gins, previously aroruerl in pnrf Afr.
J. H. Hudson closed in reply.
WESTERN CIRCUIT.-Edward Pratt
ads. the State. Brief and argument
of Mr. McGowan read by Mr. R.
Dozier. No reply.
Phillip Crook ads. tho State. Brief
and written statements of counsel on
both sides were read, and case sub?
NORTHERN CIRCUIT.-D. C. Gist
vs. Ross Alexander. Briefs of Mr.
Munro read by Mr. Sellers. Case
submitted without argument.
R. S. Moore ads. the State-three
cases. Brief and written argument
of Mr. G. W. Williams, for appel?
lants, read by Mr. Melton. Solicitor
Melton read written argument contra.
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT.-Warren Kins?
man ads. V. V. Austin. Brief read
by Mr. J. H. Hudson. Argument of
Messrs. Hutsons & Legare, for com?
plainants, read by Mr. FickUng.
Argument of Mr. Simonton, contra,
read by Mr. Hudson.
James Hatcher vs. Alfred Hatcher
et. al. Brief read by Mr. Abney.
Tho following cases were continued :
Elbert Brownlee ads. the State-(thc
prisoner having escaped peL ding the
appeal.) Billings, Commissioner in
Equity, vs. James H. Davis. Daniel
McLure vs. Geo. Steele et. al. Moses
Lindsey et. al. vs. C. P. Sandifer.
J. N. McElwee vs. L. H. Massey.
R. D. McJunkin vs. R. Graham.
W. J. MoKoown ads. the State. W.
A. Moore vs. A. E. Wright.
The following were stricken off:
Eliza C. Johnston ads. the State
three cases. Houser & Steen ads.
C. S. Meng.
The following order wus made:
Under an order heretofore made,
extra courts were directed to be held
for Edge?eld District, on the second
Monday of January next; for Barn?
well, on the third Monday of Janu?
ary; for Beaufort, on the fourth
Monday of January; for Collet nu, on
the first Monday after the fourth
Monday of Jannary, and for Orange
burg, on the second Monday after
the fourth Monday of January.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Act of Assembly, Judge Dawkins is
assigned to hold the court for Edge
field; Judge Munro to hold the court
for Barnwell and Beaufort, and Judge
Glover to hold the courts for Colleton
JOB WORK.-Every description of
book and job printing-pamphlets,
bill heads, circulars, labels, posters,
programmes, business, wedding and
invitation cards, railroad receipts,
ohecks, drafts, &c, promptly execut?
ed at the lowest rates.
FIVE CENTS.-The price of single
copies of the Phoenix is five cents, and
purchasers aro requested to pay no
moro for thom. We aro informed
that some of tho news-boys chnrgo
ten. This is an imposition.
TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF A RAIL?
ROAD RonnER.-Tho Military Com?
mission which has been in session
for some time at Columbia, engaged
in tho trial of the parties concerned
in robbing the South Carolina Rail?
road, on the 8th of November, 1867,
have recently rendered a decision in
tho case of E. Carter Harris, white.
Harris, it will be remembered, was
charged with complicity in tearing
up the track near Columbia, and in
investigating that case, tho facts con?
cerning tho robbery were elicited.
The evidence was clear, and tho Com?
mission sentenced Harris to one
year's hard labor at Fort Macon,
NEW AOVERTISEMENTS-Attention is call?
ed to tho following advortiscmonts, pub?
lished tbiB morning for ?bo first time:
E. A G. D. Hopo-Christmas Goods, Ac.
Fisher A Lowranco-Apples, Ac.
?. C. Poixotto A Hon-Auction Bale.
A. R. Phillips-Boarding.
P. B. Clayton-For Salo.
Robert Bryco A Son-Fresh Arrivals.
Col. A. Coward-King's Mountain School.
E. Pollard-Violin Btringo, Ac.
Meeting Independent Fire Company.
Meeting Colombia Lodge.
1T7H0LE, Half and Quarter Boxes best
W Layer RAISINS.
4 boxes Lemons,
500 largo Oranges,
Fresh Macaroni, Sweet Oil, Fruit Can?
dies, Jellies, Ac.
Dec 12 JOHN C. HEEGERS A CO.
Cotton Seed, Cotton Seed.
PARTIES having COTTON SEED for
salo, will find it to their interest to
apply to FISHER A LOWRANCE.