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Friday Monuxig. February 14.1868.
The Alabama Claim?.
The intelligent London correspon?
dent of the New York Times says it
seems to be the general impression in
London-not aa reflected in thc Lon?
don Times merely, but conveyed
through all the channels of public
opinion in the metropolis, save the
Morning Star alone-that England
bas gone as far in overtures towards a
compromise as it can do consistently
with justice. The public sentiment
in England is briefly this: that it is
ready and 'willing to have tho whole
question of liabilities on account of
the Alabama claims referred to arbi?
tration, and to pay all chums which
are given in against England by an
arbitrator agreed upon by tho two
powers; but that thc good faith of
England, in recognizing the belli?
gerent rights of the South, eleven
days after the President's order for
the blockade was published in Eng?
land, and after Mr. Seward himself
bad declared to Lord Lyons that the
United States wero "belligerents,"
and referred to England as "neu?
trals"-thu is a question which tho
people (not the Government alone)
seem to feel ought not to be referred
to arbitration. With this reserva?
tion, tho feeling of tho country is
said to bo for paying tho money and
making an ond of tho business. Tho
New York Tribune Kays: "A war with
Englund would bo tho most deplor?
able calamity that could happen to
civilization." Such n war would cost
moro than till tho Alabama olnitns,
and would add a good ninny more to
thom, nono of which, including tho
Alabama, would, in all likelihood,
even be settled at tho return of peace.
? It is never wiso to uuder-rato tho
capacity of nn adversary for mischief,
and whilst neither England nor tho
United States could do each other
much harm on land, there would bo
no bounds to tho destruction that
they could mutually inflict on water.
It is now well understood, or ought
to be, the Baltimore Sun thinks, that
if the United States Government had
permitted us to drift into a war with
England on tho Trent affair, we
should not have caught her napping,
but that her naval preparations wero
on such a scale that she could have
acted with great promptness and in a
formidable way on our own coast.
She is quito aa well prepared now as
then, and is unembarrassed by nny
European complications. Our coun?
trymen have had enough of war to
disincline the preseut generation
from resorting to that kind of remedy
for any question which admits of a
Mexico is certainly tho most extra?
ordinary forcing-house of rebellions
on the globe. Tho samo steamer
that brought news of the suppression
of the revolt in Yucatan, has also
brought news of a fresh insurrection
in Tampico, and on tho heels of that
despatch has come intelligence of
half a dozen other rebellious. Thus,
at the moment when the Capitol
celebrated tho victory in Yucatan, it
must havo heard, first, that Tampico
had risen, and was blockaded by Go?
vernment gun-boats; next, that a re?
bellion had broken ont under Valdez,
and tho Government troops hud
been defeated; third, that Mendez
was leading a hostile column against
the Capitol itself, from tho Stuto of
Tabasco; fourth. that Canales ami
Girvajal had revolted at Camnrgo, in
Tamnulipos, and finally that Cortina
had "threatened revolution," if his
demands wero not met. So hydra
headed is rebeltiou in Mexico, that
any buta Mexican Government would
despair of quelling it.
JOHN JENKINS.-This freedman,
convicted of the murder of R. M.
Brant ford, (white, ) in Charleston, in
Jane last, and who was to have been
executed to-day, has been reprieved
by tho Governor, who says:
"Believing that he is not guilty of
having stricken either of the blows
which produced the deuth of the un?
fortunate Brentford, bnt that he was
amoug the rioters, I have commuted
his punishment from dentil to ?vo
years' imprisonment ut hard labor iu
--? 4'? >
RAI nun AI> ELECTIONS.-At an elec?
tion held in Charleston, on Wednes?
day, the following gentlemeu were
elected to serve aa Directors of tho
South Carolina Railroad Company
and the South-western Railroad Bank,
for the ensuing year:
South Carolina Railroad Company
W. J. Magrath, Ceo. A. Trenholm,
L. D. DcSunssure, John Hauckel,
Andrew Simonds, Henry Gourdin,
C. M. Forman. B. H. Rice, James
Rose, Alfred Huger, Geo. W. Wil?
liams. P. J. Pelzer, H. H. DeLeon,
W. A. Courtenay. Jnmea S. Gibbes.
South-western Railroad Bank-Jus.
Rose, P. J. Porcher, Z. B. Oakes,
J. C. Cochran, B. O'Neill, W. A.
Pringle, J. G. Holmes, E H. Locke,
W. J. Magrath, J. F. O'Neill, J. Mc?
Carty, A. H. Abrahams.
The five gentlemen whoso names
appear hist on the list of Directors of
I the South Carolina Railroad Com?
pany, nm new members of the board.
Cur/riVATB TUE Som.-Tho Rich
' mond Enquirer and Ecaminar in
urging tho young men of tho South
to cultivate the soil. It exposes thc
sad condition of many youths who
sought employment us clerks in ci ti < n,
a:id contrasts their forlorn condition
-when out of employment, a*
thousands ure-with tim better esl it?
of those who manfully grasped ihc
plow-bundle ?md wrung ii g?neront
support from tillage. Let any stout
I young fellow, wlio is tit a loss foi
something to do. give heed to tint
good advice. The Examiner says:
"Many u soldier who surrenderee]
with Gen. Lee nt Appomattox CollrI
I House, in April. lHtio, with the aid
of n broken-down cavalry horse or t
gulled mid broken-winded mule,
managed to make a good crop ol
I corn. Ami we cannot recall a singh
instance of a young maa of industry
I and energy, who onmiged in agrien I
tural pursuits after the wur, who ha:
not doua better than had he gone be
hind a counter to measure calico nm
tupe, or enrolled himself in thost
unhappy annies of martyrs who an
non lice to ll heedless public their wi I
i lingness to practice law and niedi
"We sincerely hopo that (luring
tho next two mouths every yoting
mun who does not see his way clearlj
to a support in commerce or tho pro
I fessions, will try his hand ut farming
I Half of the best land is lying idle fm
want of bauds to till it, and bowevei
unpropitious tho seasons may prove
tho cultivation of corn, wheat, oats
etc., is sure to yield a support to tin
? industrious laborer. We do not meui
' that an incurably' lazy white man
whose 'farming' consists in hiring i
worthless negro or two, whom hi
overlooks by sitting on a stump will
I an umbrella over bis head, is likel,
I to succeed. God forbid that such i
I enmberer of the earth should demora!
ize tho youth of tho South by sue
i ceeding nt anything-for hii exumpl
would be a bad one.
"But, looking to tho cheapness o
i lands, and to their fertility, and tb
j great ease with which they are culti
vated, ami to their accessibility ti
the very best markets for gruin, th
industrious fermer is sure to do bel
1 ter for tho present thau tho strop
gling merchant or the linemploye
j professional man. There can be n
I rou! prosperity us long us agricultur
The venerable Bernard Marigny
of New Orleans, died last week. Th
deceased bore in his veins tho Moo
I of French nobility; was born tho in
I heritor of vast, and most valuable el
tates, comprising in part ono of th
, four divisions of New Orleans; wa
? educated like n nobleman's son, uni
i iivou Lo manhood nedor tho flags u
1 Frunce und Spain, respectively.
?W _ AT Charles logan's Htablm
ffSffl Mimer of As-embly and Hcnat
f.||r7T- tree ts, a linn lot of ymtne Ken
tu.X.~M~rjbKS and HOjjgBjL Feb 12 6*
Drags ?nd Medicine*, wholesale au
retail, as cheap as any city io the world, a
; Fisher A He.nitsh's new store.
The steamer George Leary, while
nearing her wharf nt Fortress Mon*
roo, collided with the schooner Peter
?. Keyser, of Baltimore, nod sunk
her iu fourteen fathoms ol' water.
Patrick McDougall, John McGill,
whites, and William Hill, colored,
The bill to carve ont of Texas two
more States, will be passed abortiv
Gtjo of tho sovereignties is to be
called Congo-tho name of the other
has not been determined upon. The
object of this bill is to get four moro
Senators and four moro electors.
The feeling of uneasiness caused
by tho appearance of affairs in North?
ern Turkey is subsiding. The ac?
counts of armaments in the Danu?
bian Provinces aro said to have been
Ou Saturday eveniug, lia-yah-ta
kee. chief of the troupe of Japanese
jugglers, which recently gave public
entertainments at tho Academy of
Music, died iu New York of diseuse
of the heart.
A company has been incorporated
to build a railroad from Stockton,
California, to Keen Uiver, with a
capital of 815,000.000.
Tho late Justice Wayne was tho
last man of Southern birth on the
bench of the Supreme Court.
Palmetto B. B. Club-Extra Meeting.
ATTEND an Fxtra Meeting of your
Club. THIS (Friday) EVENING. 14th
instant, at Meeting Room, at 0 o'clock. A
full attcudauce ia earnestly requested. By
order. F. T. BEARD, Secretary.
BELO W" COST.
SELLING OFF BELOW NEW YORK
COST.-The undersigned wishes to call
Hu attention of h.-1 friends, and citizens
gouerally, of Columbia and vicinity, to thc
fa'H that ho wiahoa to lcavo this city on
account of business engagements else?
where, and that ho is duty bound to sell
off his entire siock of GENTLEMEN'S
FINE READY-MADE CLOTHING below
New York wholesale prices; also, Cassi
meres and Cloths, an assortment of Gent's
Famishing Goods, Ladies' and Gent's
Shoes, and various other articles too nu?
merous lo mention; all of which must be
sold off WITHIN TEN DAYS. Please call
and judge for yourselves, at
Main street, opp ?sit' J. C. Dial's.
N. B. All parties indi bted to me will
p OJBU tall linnie lintel y at tho store and
settle, to avoid all inconvenience. By so
doing, you will greatly oblige
_V b ia sVMURL PISER.
Fres i Groceries, Provisions and
T II E under?
signed have on
ii.uni. and a
ceivmg additions I
to their BtOilK ill GOODS in thu above line
-which will bo found full and complote
embracing: COFFEE, TEA. SUGAR, MO?
LASSES, BACON, LARD, CANNED
GOODS. WINES and LIQUORS; in fact,
any and everything pertaining to a first
class grocery atore.
CAMPRELL S? JONES.
P. S. We would inform our friends
throughout the country that we will devoto
special attention to tho storage and sale of
COTTON. A commod ona WAGON YARD
is hijear of the establishment. Feb 12
~ NEW ARRIVAIT
Su^ar-cured Rroakfast Strips,
Largo No 1 Mackerel, very fat,
Rich Goshen lintier, at
_Febll_ _G. PIERCES'.
Two Dwellings to ^ent.
4 HOUSE on Henderson atrcol, Eight
J.\. Rooms; out-buildings in good condi?
tion. Also, a COTTAGE, Six Rooms, on
Barnwell street. Rent low to an approved
tenant Apply to SAM. BEAIID.
Pi b 7 _. f w i*
NONE but the best; all warranted
to givo full satisfaction, and at such
prices that, though tho "times aro
hard," all can hu v from
Feb 4 H Eft HY H BLEABB.
PLANTERS and GARDNERS will find
ELL KR BE'S PLANT TRANS-PI,ANT?
EIL ( Patented Kith of October, 18GG. lat
JOHN C. DIAL'S; by which surplus plants
of corn, cotton, or of any plant, may be
trans-planted in tho sumo tune that the
soil can bu replanted, without disturbing
the tibrous roots. J. C. DIAL,
Jan lt) filmo General Agent.
JOB WORK ! JOB WORK !
/\V all descriptions - in my linn-attend
" " cd i.i promptly and ?loiiu in a superior
si vie of workmanship, at the lowest possi?
ble ligures. Storo in Kbr ich'? building,
Ma n streot. HENRY H. RLEASE.
F< b 4
An eruption of lb? ?kin, of thirty
year's standing, which dolled the skill o
tho doctor*, was cured, in Philadelphia,
by nong Ib mitsh's Queen'a Delight.
OF all kinds, at prices to snit the times.
Mord?ante will do web to call on
Feb 4 HENRY H. RLEASE.
OEBA SOUP.-Mr. Pollock requests
ns to Bay that he has just received a
fresh lot of okra and tomatoes from
New Orleans, and will furnish his
patrons with excellent soup this
morning. 'Fresh okra nnd tomato
soap iu February, will be a rarity
The streets of Columbia have pre?
sented a busy aspect for several days,
and wagons innumerable, loaded with
the dethroned king cotton, can bo
observed afc the various warehouses,
exchanging their loads of the fleecy
article for moro portable groeubacks.
Bring in your cotton, Messrs. Plant?
ers; tip-top prices are paid by Colum?
bia merchants, and owing to tho low
rntes now charged for freights, goods
of all classes can be bought at small
Too MUCH OK THU ARDENT.-Com?
plaints have been made by several
persons, of being interfered with by
soldiors belonging to tho garrison
here. Yesterday morning, between
4 and 5 o'clock, one of the carriers of
the Phoenix-a colored man-was as?
sailed hy several mounted soldiers,
and because ho refused to give them
pupers, they attempted to uso their
sabres upon him. Fortunately, the
carrier eluded them, and took refuge
in a neighboring building. As the
troops have just been paid off, it is
presumed that liquor has been moro
freely dispensed among them. It is
hoped that the military authorities
will look into this mutter.
ST. YA DENTINE. -To-day-Febru?
ary l-l-is tho day sacred to St. Va?
lentine, a presbyter, who, according
to th?; legend, was beheaded ut Home,
under Claudius. Mr. Brand ( Popu?
lar Anlii/uilies, vol. I, page -17,) saj's
that he cannot find in the life of the
saint auy circumstances likely to have
given origin to tho peculiar ceremo?
nies of the day. It appears to have
boon a very old notion, however, (for
it is alluded to by Chaucer, as well as
by Shakspearo, in tho "Two Gen?
tlemen of Verona,") that ou this day
birds begin to couple. And the cus?
tom of "choosing Valentines" is of
great antiquity iu this couutry, as
well as iu France, where, however, it
has beeu long disused. Lyngatc
mentions it, (1-176;) Grose explains
ValentiuG to mean "the first woman
seen by a man, or man by a woman,"
on that day; but it does uot appear
where he picked up this explanation.
There is also a curious French Valen?
tine, composed by the poet Gower,
in "Wartou's History of English
Poetry," (additions to vol. II, page
31.) Herrick mentions tho not im:
and tho custom:
"Oft havo I hoard-hot' youths and virgini
Birds chooso their m. . s aud couplo, too
It appears that the Reformers at
tacked this as well as other legendary
customs of their time, and that thi
Romanists themselves were so scan
dulized at it that devices wore invent
ed for turning tho day to profitable
uso. St. Franois de Sales in trod ucee
the practico of drawing lots fo
patron saints on it, by way of bubsti
tute. According to others, this lat
ter practico was of much older date
and substituted for a pagan custom
by which boys and girls drew encl
other's names on tho 15th February
(day of Februata Juno.) Howevo
this may be, it is certainly one of tin
few saints' days in tho calendar poon
larly roiuombored iu Englund, as tin
returns of the post olfico invariubb
testify. Without going any fnrthe
into the origin of tho day, wo wil
only nay that it is generally kept uj
in the South. Aud all tho span
chango that "Young Columbia" cul
raise will bo iuvesled to-day. Messrs
MeCarter and Duffie A Chapman cai
doubtless supply the demand:
Mr. McOarter bas been appointed
by Messrs. Soribner & Co., ogent W>r
their new school-bvoks-reference, to
which was made in yesterday's Phoe?
nix. Teachers and others aro invited
to call and examine them.
DEATH OF A PBO?HNENT LAWYIQS.
We regret to learn from a gentlemnn
just from Union District, that Wal?
lace Thompson, Esq., an old and
eminent lawyer of thnt District, de?
parted this life on Tuesday Inst.
The Phoenix Weekly Lctler Sheet
Prices Current and Market Report
will be issued thia (Friday) afternoon.
Those desiring copies, will hand in
their orders as early ns practicable.
Au unfortunate negro in Savannah,
is turning white-large spots of tho
unpopular color having appeared on
his face- premonitary symptoms of
the approaching transformation.
N KW A.UVKM ISKKKNT.-I. ?Attention in ?all -
ed to th?: following ?d/-rtisemonttl, jiub
i-dioil this moi niall tor tho (?rst Mme
C. H. Baldwin - Salo of Proport v.
Ks tra Meeting Palmetto ll. B. Club. .
THE un ersigncd bavo formed a Copart?
nership, under tho firm of CAMPliEi.fi
A JON En, tor the tran-act ic m of ti general
OUOCEIlYand PROVISION bushiest..
JAMES S CAMPBELL,
W. W. JON KS. '
The friends of W. D. PECK will find him
at this establishment-disposed to serve
thom promptly. Feb 12
LABOE FLORIDA LEMONS, at
Feb ll th DIEItCKS'.
RICH GOSHEN BUTTER, for Kale
aheap, at G. 1>IEECKS\
Til ?-MORROW MORNING wo will open a
1. fresh ?md varied assortment or VA
LENTIN F.S, direct from Now York. Prices
from ii cents upward. Orden by. mail
lilied careful!v ?it
DUFFIE ft CHAPMAN'S
Fo'i 9 Rnok store.
A FINE assortment nf comic and senti
f\. mental VALENTINES, English and
American, at nil pri?es-live cents each
ami upward?. For cale bv J. J. MeCarter,
h.. .UH. ll. r. P.. L. BRYAN.
IT is but proper that I should thue ex?
press my thanks to a gene rous cummu
mtv for tho very liberal patronage received,
and that 1 may give somo suhstaniial
proof of gratefulness, from this dato I will
endeavor to give still better bargains.
Feb 4 HENBY H. Bl.EASE.
Choice Sugar-Cured Hams,
AT 18 cents per pound. Call at
Fob 7 J A T. R. AGNEW'S.
O ?\?\f\ EMPTY SACKS.
O.UUU FISHER A LOWRANCE.
BUSHELS PRIME SEED OATS,
for sale bv E. A fl. D. HOPE.
AN HISTORICAL TALE; by Mundt.
Translated by Brandford. In one
volume. Price $1.50; cloth $2.
History of tho United Netherlands-se?
quel to Dntnh Republic; by Motley.
A Stormy Life, a novel; by Lady Ooor
Giaua Fullerton, with plates. Prico $1.50
Duffs Railroad, Bank ?nd Merchant's
Queen victoria's new book. Life in the
Highlands, Ac Prico $1.75.
Also, a now supply of Luv/., by author
of St. Elmo. $1 75.
New English Novols, cheap. For sale at
J. J McCarter'e bookstore.
Feb 8 _ K-2'jJ?RYAN^
Violin and Guitar Strings.
A NEW supply of genuino
ITALIAN STRING?; also, a
I full assortment of Violoneello
_ .Strings, with a choice Brlec
tlon ot violin Bows. Screws, Tail-boards,
Bridges, Rosin, Ac. At
F. h 4 t nW? E. POT.LARD'S.
OFFICIAL History of the Secret Sor
vieo. By Gen. L. C. Bakor, lalo Pro?
vost Marshal of tho War Department and
Chief of National Police. Announced a
year ago, but suppressed liv tho Govern?
ment. Profusely illustrated. Subscription
Two Now Books, hy "Blick" Pomeroy,
editor of tho LaCrosso (Wis.) Democrat.
Tho First, "Sense," or Saturday Night
Musings and Thoughtful Papera.
Tas .second, Nonsense or Hits and Criti?
cisms on tho Follies of tho Day. $1 50
Napoleon ?nd Blucher. By L. Mnhlbach.
On Both Sidos of tho Sea-A New Schoen?
berg Cotta Family Book-A Sequel to
Dreytons and Davonents.
At DUFFIE ft CHAPMAN'S
Jan 24 Bookstore, Columbia, S. C.
Lan tl re th's Garden Seeds.
Alargo variety of fresh and reliablo
SEEDS, Just received from that well
known heii-o of David Lau?reth A Hons.
Wholesale and retad at
Jan 12 tai* E. POLLARD'S.