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Sunday Morning, February 16,1868.
It appsars freni ? olalioiiunj staie
meut recently published, that the
number of emigrants to the United
States since 1860 far exceeds the
number of persons killed, wounded
or disabled during the late civil war;
so that tho exhaustion of population
from that source has been already
more than supplied. The motive
power which keeps up this sustained
exodus from Europe, tho Baltimore
Sun truthfully says, is found in the
want of disposable land in Europe
and its high price, the more attract?
ive rewards for labor and enterprise
in a new country, stimulated by the
military servico required in Europe,
the oppressive taxation demanded to
heep up large standing armies, and
the constant perils of protracted and
bloody wars, in which life and tho
fruits [of long years of industry are
.sacrificed at the shrine of selfish
ambition. The influence of relatives
in thu United States is a powerful
and constantly increasing attractive
force; and when it is borne in mind
that nearly two-thirds of our whole
population are emigrants and their
descendants, we may be able to ap?
preciate in some degree the tre?
mendous social attraction which is
.drawing hither the masses of the
European population. Besides thc
enormous accession to tho national
wealth produced by the creative in?
dustry of our adopted citizens in the
development of the resources of the
country, the emigrants to the United
States have brought hore an amount
of property which is estimated at not
less than $400,000,000. On the'
other hand, large snms have reverted
to Europe, it having been ascertained
by the British commissioners of im?
migration that, from 1818 to 186J,
moro than $56,000,000 have been re?
mitted by settlers in North America
to friends in Great Britain, through
the agency of large mercantile houses
and banks, hosnies sums sent through
private hands, tho amount of which
is not known. It is reasonable to
conclude that much of tho money
thus sent abroad has beon used for
the purpose of facilitating additional
emigration to this couutry. Foreign
immigration is the great secret of the
wonderfully rapid development and
progress of this country. Without
it, the United States would now be
far behind Spain, the seventh among
the powers of Europo in population,
and but little in advance of Brazil
and Mexico. That State which se?
cures the most of tho foreign immi?
gration is likely to grow most rapidly
in all? the elements of power and
-? ?? ? ? -
"J. N. V prophecy relative to the
death of Thad. Stevens, on the 12th,
came near being, fulfilled, as on that
day the great mill-owner was sudden?
ly prostrated and forced to go to bc'
with an attack of vertigo. Try again,
J. N., you may bo more successful.
Tho Now Orleans colored aldermau,
Dumas, who refused to accept tho
nomination for Lieutenant-Governor,
on the ground that ho was "a candi?
dato for Governor only," and that
half a loaf was not better than no
broad, is, we observo, among thc
persons just removed from oilice by
Gen. Hancock, for "contempt of
orders from headquarters." Possi?
bly if this blow had come before the
other nomination, he would not
have declined it, and would have con?
sented to run as second to the white
nominee for Governor.
Sm DAVID BREWSTER.-Tho cable
despatches bring us intelligence of
thc death of this distinguished Bri?
tish saran/, on tho 10th inst., in thu
eighty-seventh year of his age.
SERGEANT BATES-His WALK FROM
VICKSBTJBO TO WASHIKOITOH.-The
Cairo (minois) Democrat gives some1
particulars of thia feat of pedes?
trianism, as follows:
The sergeant was a soldier of tho
Union army; was one of tho first to
enter the service, and one of the last
to leave it. A Democrat from prin?
ciple, he remained true to the party
during all the conflict, and returned
to his home an advocnte of liberality
in the treatment of the unfortunate
people of the South. As a matter of
course, he beoamo a target at which
all the radicals in his neighborhood
aimed their abuse. .He was villi fi cd
and persecuted by men who had
talked war, but never shouldered a
In a controversy with a party of
radicals, who maintained that tho
Southern people were outlaws, who
did not hesitate to take the lifo of
any man, white or black, suspected
of Unionism, tho sergeant denounced
the assertion as a falsehood, and de?
clared that he, an ex-soldier of the
Union army, could march through
the South with tho Union Hag ex?
posed, without a cent in hi9 pocket,
and not only escape bodily harm,
but receive hospitable treatment
from the Southern people, upon
whom ignorant radicalism was heap?
ing so muon abuse. purse-heavy
radical offered to bet a certain
amount that he would be killed if ho
undertook the journey; and, in tho
event of the sergeant's death, agreed
to pay tho sum to the "fool-hardy
young man's family."
The banter was accepted by the
sergeant. He will travel from Vicks?
burg to Jackson, thence to Mont?
gomery, Ala. ; thence to Milledgeville,
Ga.; thence to Columbia, 8. C.;
thence to Raleigh, N. C. ; thenco to
Richmond and thence to Washington,
at which place he is to arrive on or
before the 4th of July next.
The sergeant is a poor man, de?
scribed as being devoid of conceit,
and perfectly honorable in his con?
duct. Letters have been received by
him from prominent gentlemen liv?
ing in the cities on his march, in?
viting him to bo their guest when he
passes through, and tendering him a
guard of honor.
THE WILMINGTON FIRE.-The Wil?
mington Journal, of Friday, contains
the following details of the destruc?
tive fire in that city, on Thursday
A fire broke out in tho storo occu?
pied by Mr. Charles Guthman, on
Market street, as a clothing store,
about 9 o'clock, last night, which
spread up and down the street, de?
stroying five of the principal build?
ings on the South sido of Markot,
between Front and Second streets.
The lowest building burnt, occupied
by Mr. lt. S. Waldon, as a dry goods
store; insured for $5,000. Mr. Guth?
man, occupied the next store, was in?
sured for 93,000. His stock of goods,
valued at about $7,000 or $8,000, was
entirely destroyed. Dr. T. B. Carr,
who resided above tho store of Mr.
Guthman, lost everything, including
his dental instruments, library, ?fcc.
Dr. Carr's loss is estimated at about
$6,000-no insurance. Tho next
building was occupied by H. H.
Munson & Co., as a clothing and
gentlemen's furnishing store. His
i stock, valued at $12,000 to $15,000,
I was insured for $10,000. Tho second
story was occupied by Messrs. Ar
rington & Everett, surgeon dentists.
I They held au insurance for $5,000,
but their loss will oxceed this amount
by $3,000 or $4,000. The next build
j ing was occupied by Mr. Wronski,
\ dry goods, and Allon Evans, (color
I ed,) grocer. Mr. Wronski was in
I sured for $5,000; above was located
the da guerrean rooms of Mr. Van
Orsdell, who had an insuranco of
$3,000, with a policy of $5.000, just
A number of persons were buried
beneath tho ruins of u lulling wall, at
5 a. m., to-day. Ono white mau and
four freedmen have, thus far, been
taken from tho ruins, in a mangled
condition. It is thought that all will
dio. A large number of hands arr,
now at work on tho ruins to recover
the other bodies; but it is feared that
teu or twelve were crushed. The Ure
was confined to the buildings men?
tioned in hist night's despatch. The
loss will bo about $125,001).
SQUEEZED TO DEATH.-SO great
was the rush at tho polls yesterday,
that two freedmen were actually
squeezed to death, one at tho Court
House preoinct, the other at Hitch?
cock's marble yard.
[ Montgomery Advertiser.
CASUALTIES IN LANOABTKK.-The
Lancaster Ledger publishes the fol?
lowing casualties in that District: j
We learn that a colored worn an,
name not given, waa accidentally
drowned in attempting to ??row? Ce?
dar Ureek, in the neighborhood of
Cunningham's old mill seat, in this
District, on Thursday last, 6th inst.
An inquest was held on the body
of a male colored infant, in this Dis?
trict, at the plantation of Mr. Jesse
Kirklaud, on the 30th ultimo. The
evidence elicited on the trial, estab?
lished the fact of accidental death in
falling from the arms ' the nurse.
Verdict of tho jury iu accordance.
An inquest was nlso held, in this
District, on the 8th instant, on the
body of Lenora Stiu6on, a freed girl
eight years old, who came to her
death from burns. The jury returned
a verdict of "accident."
Phillis Lambeth, a frecdwoman,
was burned to death from her clothes
taking fire, at the plantation of Thos.
Croxton, Esq., in this District, a fow
days ugo. A jury of inquest em
panneled on tho 28th ult., rendered a
verdict of "accident."
A SARCASM.-Charivari tells a fun?
ny story of a mau in France who was
attacked by four or five robbers
while returniug to bia home at night.
A bright idea flashed upon him, and
be bogan shouting, "Vive la R?pub?
lique/" Instantly the police gather?
ed from all quarters, tho robbers
dropped their plunder and fled, the
shouter was seized-of course-but,
on making explanations, was allowed
to depart. The Empire is peace.
Tin various political State Con?
ventions yet to bo held this mouth
are: On tho l'.Uh, the Democratic
Conveutiou of Wisconsin; on the
20th, tho Republican of Indiana;
22d, the Democratic of Kentucky
and New York; 26th, tho Republican
of Wisconsiu, and the Democratic of
Iowa aud Minnesota; 27th, the Re?
publican of Kentucky.
TITE undersigned has assumed cliargo
of Mr. It. C. Shiver's store at Kock
Hill, and will devote his entire attention to
the business. Orders sont to tho Colum?
bia store will bo faithfully attended to.
Feb 10 _STARKE W. POUTER.
THAT commodious and very desirable
STORE, recently occupied by Henry
Gibson as a first class grocery,"next to
/ames Brown's paint establishment.bernis
will be very reasonable. Possession given
after the 15th instant. Apply to
Feb 1G 3_JAMES BROWN.
LD GOLD and SILVER, for which the
highest cash prices will bo paid, at
Sign of tho Green Spectacles,
One door South of Phoenix Oftice,
Feb 15 3 Main street, Columbia, S. C.
IHAVE one of these celebrated OIL
STOVES. All persons (especially thc
Ladies) aro invited to call and see il> I
am prepared to furnish them to all, for all
who sec them will have one.
HENRY H. RLEASE,
Ehrlich's Building, Main street.
_Fcb 15 -_
SELLING OFF BELOW NEW YOLK
COST.-Tho undersigned wishes to call
the attention of his friends, and citizens
generally, of Columbia and vicinity, to the
fact that ho wishes to leave this city on
account of business engagements else
whore, and that ho is duty bound to sell
oft" his outiro etook of GENTLEMEN'S
FINE READY-MADE CLOTHING below
New York wholesale prices; also, Cassi
raeres and Cloths, an assortment of Gent's
Furnishing Goods, Ladies' and Gent's
Shoos, and various other articles too nu?
merous to mention; all of which must bo
sold off WITHIN TEN DAYS. Ploaso call
and judge for yourselves, at
Main street, opposite J. C. Dial's.
N. B. All partios indebted to mo will
ploaso call immediately at tho store and
settle, to avoid all inconvenience. By so
doing, you will greatly obligo
_ Feb 12 _SAMUEL PISEU.
O Sugar-cured Breakfast strips,
Large No. 1 Mackerel, vory fat,
Rich Goshen Butter, at
Fob ll G. PIERCES'.
AT Charles Logan's Stables,
comer of Assembly and Senate
^?.1-ZT-^t reets. a line lot of young Kon
tucky MULES and HORSES. Feb 12 C*
STOVES! STOVES !
NONE but the best; all warranted
j&mto give full satisfaction, and at such
Smm prices that, though the "times arc
"Jtihard," all can buy from
Feb I HENRY II. PLEASE.
Donald Cameron, a famous High?
land piper, who has won numerous
gold medals for excellence- in his art
during a period of thirty years, has
just died. He was also esteemed as
Miss Greuough, aged seventeen
?rears, was burned to death at Bur
ington, Vt., on Sunday night, her
clothes taking fire from tho explosion
of a kerosene lamp.
Despatches from China via London
announce that shocks of earthquakes
had been felt at Shanghae nnd
Ningpoo, and in the surrounding
The Winchester (Virginia) IVews
mentions a rumor that a man resid?
ing on Cacapin mountain, had been
attacked and killed by wolves, after
slaying six of them with au axe.
There are 1,0-13 convicts in tho Illi?
nois State penitentiary. That insti?
tution is now earning about $200 a
day over and above expenses.
In 18G7 the number of pedestrians
who visited tho Now York Central
Park was 2,998,770; of equestrians,
84,991, and of vehicles, 1,381,G97.
Before we stop we will have a sta?
ble government.-/Sumner on recon?
Stable! All but the /.-Exchange.
The Astor House, in New York, is
to remain a hotel for seven years
longer, a new lease for that term hav?
ing just been executed.
The Ohio Uiver bridge at Louis?
ville will be finished in 1809; it will
cost 81,000,000, be ninety feet above
high water, ?nd be one mile long.
There are 500 women compositors
in the various printing otliees of New
The remains of Poe are to be inter?
red at Green Mount Cemetery, near j
For the week eu/liug the ISth inst.,
270 puteuts will be issued from the
A Cincinnati lady has seven hus?
bands living. Her present address is
the city jail.
Low-necked dre-ses are the mode
in Paris, and they are daily becom?
To City Tax-Payers.
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, February 14, lsos.
TAX-PAYERS are respectfully notified
that returns of all taxable property
within thc limits of this city aro required
to bo made on or before the lat of MAltCli
next, and payment for tho same, on or be?
fore thc 15th of MARCH next. All.per?
sona failing to comply with this require?
ment subject themselves to an addition of
5 per cent, upon the amount of their taxes.
j. s. MCMAHON,
_F< i> 15 Int i _City Clerk.
ALL persons having claims against the
estate of WM. HOPKINS, deceased,
will present the same properly attested;
and all persons indebted will ' make pav
ment to MRS. E. T. HOPKINS,
Executrix, Hopkins T. O., S. C.
Feb '.) inl3<L
THE un tersigned have formed a Copart?
nership, under the firm of CAMPBELL
A JONES, for tho transaction of a general
GROCERY and PROVISION business.
.TAMPS S. CAMPBELL,
W. W. JONES.
The friends of W. D. PECK will find him
at thia establishment--'disposed to serve
them promptly. Feb 12
AN HISTORICAL TALE; by Mundt.
Translated by Brandford. In one
volume. Prico #1.50; cloth $2.
History of the United Netherlands-se?
quel to Dutch Republic; by Motley.
A Stormy Life, a novel; by Lady Geor
Giana Fullerton, with plates. Price il.50
DutFs Railroad, Bank and Merchant's
Queen Victoria's new book, Life in the
Highlands, Ac. Prico $1.75.
Also, a now supplv of Inez, by author
of St. Elmo. il.75. "
New English Novels, cheap. For sale at
J. J. McCarter's bookstore.
Feb S R. L. BRYAN.
Fresh Groceries, Provisions and
T II E under- ^
o^nS1 anT are (?S??
"i i/rafewlay conntaiitly rc-Mi % ??fl
aHwEBBSMccivim,'addi! ions I' 'I Viii Wff
to their stock of GOODS in tho above lino
-which will bo found full and complot:;
embracing: COFFEE, TEA. SUGAR, MO?
LASSES, BACON, LARD, CANNED
GOODS, WINES and LIQUORS: in fact,
any and everything pertaining to a lirai
class grocery storo.
CAMPHELL & JONES.
P. S. We would inform our friends
throughout tho country that wo will devoto
special attention to tho storage and sale of
COTTON. A commodious WAGON YARD
is in rear of the establishment. Fol> 12
LEMONS ! LEMONS ! !
LARGE FLORIDA LEMONS, at
_Feb ll_G. PIERCES'.
Ilclnltah's Crimson Tetter Wash,
for Totter, Ringworm, Pimples, Worm
Spots, Roughness of the Skin-a cure for
Tetter and Ringworm.
OoDEY FOB MARCH.-Mr. McCarter
bas presented us a copy of this lady's
"indispensable." The rending mutter
is interesting, and the fashion plates
HANDSOME FURNITURE.-Mr. M. W.
Bythewood will dispose of a lot of
handsome furniture, to-morrow morn?
ing, at his aeutiou room. Those in
want of anything in that line, should
be on hand early.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.
Trinity Church-Rev. P. J. Shand,
i ector, IO,1 J a. m. and 3 p. m.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. W. E.
Boggs, pastor, IO1., a. m.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J.
O'Connell, 10 a. tn. uud 3 p. m.
Washington Street Chapel-Rev.
Wm. Martin, 10',< a. m. Rev. S. H.
Browuo, 3L.? p. m.
Marion Street Church-Rev. S. H.
Browne, IO1., n. m. Rev. Wm. Martin,
3j.j p. m.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Rev. A.
R. Rude, 10.? a. in.
Baptist Church-Rev. J. L. Rey?
nolds, 10'.j n. ni.
Providence permitting, addresses
will be delivered in behalf of the
Bible Society, this (Sabbath) eveu
iug, the lGth February, at the Pres?
byterian Church, in this city, by Rev.
Dr. Plumer, Rev. Dr. Reynolds and
Rev. Mr. Pringle. Service to com?
mence at 7 o'clock. The public aro
earnestly requested to attend. A col?
lection will be taken up iu behalf of
FEBRUARY 17.-To-morrow is th?;
black day-tho third anniversary of
the destruetiou of the city of Colum?
bia, by Gen. Wm. T. Sherman's sol?
diers. A casual survey of the city at
the present time will show that, uot
withstanding there aro many senti?
nels yet rcmniuing, in the shape of
solitary chimneys aud tumbling
walls, our citizens were uot dispirited
by the terrible ovent, but went to
work with a will, and in nearly every
instance erected buildiugs much su?
perior to those which were destroyed.
If it were not for the great scarcity
of money, the rebuilding would bo
pushed ulong rapidly, as there are
many property owners desirous of
continuing the work; but our people
must bide their time-wait, Mioaw
ber-like, for "something to turu up."
Tho "good time coming" may uot bo
We have on bund a number ol
copies of the "Sack and Destruction
of the City of Columbia," compiled
by a well-known author, which will
be disposed of at fifty cents a copy.
In addition to a correct account ol
what occurred at the time, it cif?
tains a full list of the property own?
ers aud the ocenpants of tho various
houses destroyed. A perusal of ike
pages will remove all doubts from thc
minds of any uuprejudicod reader.
The Bostou Transcript says there
aro two reasons why peoplo feel
drowsy in a crowded church: first,
because they inhale and thus destrov
a large portion of the oxygeu of tilt
air-which alone can sustain vitality
and healthy action; second, tho ail
of tho church is impregnated wit!
carbonic acid gos, which, being n
narcotic, produces drowsiness it)
those who iuhale it.
POISON OAK.-A writer in the
Southern Cultivator, having recom
mended iodide of potassa as a cur?
for the effects cf poison oak, a cor
respondent of that journal says that
he bas found coal oil equally effective
and less dangerous. By applying il
two or threo times a day, a cure i:
effected iu a few days. Ho thinks thii
would also prove effective in cases o:
NKW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is eau
ed to tho following advertisements, pub
iished this morning for Hi'- first Unie
Jnmes brown -Store to Kent.
\V. T. Walter-Auction.
T. 8. Jefferys--Assignee's Salo.
D. 0. Peixotto &. Son-Auctions.
Starke W. Porter-A Card.
M. W. bythewood -Auction.