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EV KU V WEDNESDAY MORNING.
BY JULIAN A. SELBY,
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
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Taylor (or Camdon) street.
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Lexington-B. J. Hayes.
J. H. Allen, Chester.
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8. P. Kinard, Newberry C. H.
Jamos Qrant, Union.
J. M. Allen, Greenville.
Terrible Deeds of n Degpcrndo.
From u gentleman conversant with
the facts in tho caao, we have obtain?
ed some particulars iu regard to the
deeds of a desperado who infests
North-eastern Texas, which seem
more like the creation of fiction, or
the record of events in the dark ages,
than like occurrences of the present,
and whioh, but for the reliability of
our informant, and his opportunity
of obtaining the facts, we would be
inclined to reject as incredible. His?
tory hardly affords a parallel to the
atrocious conduct of this fiendish
villain. Highwaymen and brigands
in other countries, impelled by the
thirst for gold, may have committed
as many deeds of blood, but murder
with them was not the sole object.
With him it seems to bo a sort of
diabolical pastime, in which he takes
delight, as other men would do in
the killing of game. He is one of
the class of villains whose innate de?
pravity and fiendishness was given
development by the opportunities
afforded by the war, and who have
taken advantago of the unsettled state
of affairs since, to givo full scope to
the wickedness of their malignant
hearts, whioh was before kept under
restraint by*the force of law. The
name of tho desperado is Baker. He
calls himself "Col. Baker, of the
Confederate army," but it is said he
never held a commission in thnt
army. He was in the rebel service
as a private soldier or guerilla, nnd,
we believe, was also at ono time in
the Union army. He was in Texas
before tho war, and married in the
region of his present oxploits. After
the war, he had no disposition to
settle down to make an honest and
peaceable living, but rangod about,
committing depredations and out?
rages of the most infamous character.
His conduct was so outrageous that
Gen. Iieyuolds, commanding in
Texas, issued au order declaring him
an outlaw, and directing that he ,
should bo killed wherevor found. Ho
has latterly been roaming over the
country in the North-eastern corner
of Texas, and occasionally in tho
Indian Territory and South-western
Arkansas, sometimes alone, and at
other times accompanied by other
leaders and desperate characters.
A detailed account of all tho ont
rages of this desperute villain would
fill a volume. Ho is said to have
vG??DiitteJ upward o? forty murders, j
At first his murderous acts were con?
fined to United States soldiers and
negroes; but he has ceased to make
distinctions, and no oloss is exempt
from hin atrocities. At one time ho
rode up aud killed two soldiers, who
were unsuspicious of danger and un?
prepared for an attack. At another
time he deliberately shot a colored
driver. A squad of men were sent
out by a military commander to cap?
ture him, and met him on the road
woll mounted and armed, and held a
conversation with him, but either
from not knowing him or from some
Other cause, suffered him to escape
unmolested. The commander of tho
post, at Boston, in Bowie County,
Texas, issued a circular offering a
reward of $200 for his head. Baker,
in return, wrote a proclamation,
siguing it "Col. Baker, C. S. A.,"
offering S-100 for tho commander's
head. Ho proposed to capitulate ou
certain conditions, muong which
were the following: "That nil United
States soldiers should leave tho
South ; that all rebels should bo re?
paid for their losses during the war,
and that tho Southern Confederacy
should bo acknowledged." Of late,
ho has announced that ho will uot
spare the rebels. Ho says they have
submitted to tho Yankees, and have
dared to censure his acts, and ho will
trent all alike. This desperado as?
sumes au air of bravado and defiance,
and has intimidated the people of tho
region which he curses with his pre?
sence. A ferry privilege on lied
Uiver, which was recently put up for
public sale, and which would have
brought a good figure, was knocked
dowu at $10, becaause he had given
notice that he didn't want anybody
to bid on it, and ho then made tho
purchaser transfer the privilege to
him. Among tho latest and most
fiendish acts of this desperato villain
were a number of murders commit?
ted on Sulphur Fork, iu Bowie Couu
ty, in the vicinity of his father-iu
law's residence. Ho went with two
companions to the house of an old
man, an acquaintance and friend of
his father-in-law, and riding up, de?
liberately shot down two colored
meu who came to the door. The
old mau went out to remonstrate
with him, when he said, with a
malignant smile, "Old man, you aro
of no account; you've outlived your
usefulness," aud, presenting his re?
volver, fired, inflicting a fatal wound.
The poor man fell to the ground,
and his two daughters ran to his as?
sistance, when Baker knocked one of
them down, and left her bleeding
and senseless. He theu went to the
fire-place, aud remarking that the
old house had stood long enough,
took a shovel-ful of coals and threw
them npou abed. Another daughter
pulled the bed-clothes off to extin?
guish tho tire, when he drew n
kuife, and cut her in tho most horri?
ble manner. After committing these
diabolical acts und treatiug the wholo
affair as though he considered ita good
joke, he left, and went to his father
in-law's house, telling him that per?
haps he had better go over to his
friends, as they were iu some trouble
over there. When tho neighbors
went to tho house, tho old mau and
one of his daughters were dead.
This crowning uot of atrocious
crime aroused tho citizens, and a
party was organized to capturo and
kill Baker. He, however, mado his
escape, and is still nt large. It is to
be hoped that the efforts to rid tho
country of such a malignant fiend
may not be abandoned.
I Memphis Post.
PASS HIM AROUND.-Tho Anderson
Intelligencer states that a notorious
thief, named Bob Thompson, a mu?
latto, escaped from custody on the
Otb inst., by jumping from tho pas?
senger train on tho Greenville and
Columbia ltailrond, between Alstou
and Littleton. Ile is ubout twenty
fivo years of age, tivo feet six or
seven inches high, blind in one eye
and the lid partly closed; hos very
black hair, resembling that of un lu?
d?an, and cut short; ho is consider?
ably marked by small pox, especially
on his nose. He is a well-known
burglar aud horse thief, and has
broken open several stores and stolen
horses in this State and Florida.
Had on a pair of hand-cuffs when
last heard from. A reword of forty
dollars is offered for him by John R.
Cochran, of Anderson, and auy per?
son arresting him will confer a favor
by notifying him nt once.
Kentucky, the famous animal who
ia regarded by many experienced
judges as the best race horse that
ever trod tho American turf, has
been sold for $40,000, which is the
same price paid for him by Mr.
Leonard W. Jerome, two years ago.
PANBLNIN'SUIKPATIC BITTEU? mo
rapidly gaining in public eetcem. They
aro decidedly tho moat excellent Vegetablo
Tonic yet discovered for the euro of gene?
ral debility and disorder* of tho stomach
or liver. Those who have used them pro?
nounce them to bo all that ia claimed for
them. For salo by all druggists.
April 12 fly DR. Q. H. M10T, Agent.
A COUGH, A COLD, OU A. SOU IO
THROAT, requires immediate attention,
and should be checked. If allowed to con?
tinuo, Irritation of the Lungs, a Perma?
nent Throat Disease, or Consumption, U
often the result.
BROWN'S BRONCHIAL TROCHES
Having a direct influence to tho ?tarta, givo
immediate relief. For BIIONCIIITIS, ASTH?
MA, CATARRH, COSBUMITIVE AND THROAT
D18EA8E3, Troches aro used with alwaya
Singers and Pnblic Speakers use them to
clear and strengthen tho voico.
Obtain only "Brown's Bronchial Tro
chea," and do not tako any of tho worth
leas imitations that may bc offered. Sold
everywhere. Oct 27 timo
BEAR IN BUND-Wheo disoaeo has
undermined tho health, and the physical
system baa become prostrated, a stimu?
lant that will not only strengthen, but re?
move tho cause, should bo immediately
resorted to. Mental diatreaa ia also a
fruitful Bonrce of the breaking down of tho
constitution, and tho ravagea of this enemy
to health aro truly alarming. For all such
maladies HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BIT?
TERS have been found unsurpassed. By
acting directly upon tho digestivo organs,
they remove the heavy, diaagreeable feel?
ing after, eating, so often complained of by
persona of a delicate temperament. As
soon aa digestion ia restored, tho patient
finds his strength increasing and his ge?
neral health improved.
Thousands of persona certify that it may
bc relied on in all cases of weakness or
nervous debility attendant upon sodontary
habits. The generality of Bitters aro so
diaagreeable to the taste that they are
objectionable to a weak stomach. Thia ia
not tho caso with Hoatettcr's Bitters,
which will be found mild and extremely
pleasant. Balsamic planta, barks and
roots contribute their restorative juices to
render it soothing and strengthening.
Ita basis is tho only pure stimulant which
has ovtr been produced coutainiiiR no fusil
oil, or any other doleterious element. Tho
most careful and skillful chemists have
analyzed the Hitters, and pronounce them
hannie SH. Thia is scientific testimony:
but tho testimony of the hundreds of
thousands who have experienced tho pre?
ventive and curativa effects of tho great
vegetable tonio and alterative of modern
times is still moro conclusive. In Fever
and Ague, Dyspepsia, BilliousnosB, Ner?
vous Complaints, Chronic Complaints and
general debility, it is as nearly infallible aa
anything in thia fallible world can be.
MARRIAGE AND CELIBACY.-AN
ESSAY FOR YOUNO MEN on the Crime of
Solitude, and tho Diseaaes and Abuses
which create Impedimenta lo Marriage,
with sure means of relief. Sont in sealed
lotter envelopes, freo of charge. Address
Dr. J. SKILLIN HOUGHTON, Howard
Association, Philadelphia, Pa.
Foo 1 3iuo
Tba ConfeaitioHit and Experience of
un Invalid.- Published for tho benefit
and as a caution tu young men and others,
who suffer from Nervous Debility, Prema?
turo Decay of Manhood, Ac, supplying tho
means of aolf-cure. Written by ono who
cured himself, and aent free on receiving
a post-paid directed envelope. Addreas
NATHANIEL MAYFAIR, Brooklyn, Now
York. Alan free, by the same publisher, a
circular o? DAISY SWAIN, the creal Poem
of tho War._Dee 18 3?no
To City Tax-Payers.
CITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLOMBIA, February 14, IMS.
TAX-FAYERS aro respect tully notified
that returns of all taxable property
within the limita of this city are required
to bo made on or boforo tho 1st of MARCH
next, and payment for tho same, on or be?
fore tho 16th of MARCH next. All per?
sons failing to comply with thia require?
ment anbjoct themselves to an addition of
5 por cont, upon the amount of their taxes.
j. s. MCMAHON,
_ Feb 15 Imo_City Clerk.
C*f \ BBL8. FLOUR,
\J\J 150 Saoks Flour; from beat Family
to good Super.
Jan 12 FISHER A LOWRANCE.
NOW IN STORE.
R. & W. C. SWAFFIELD j
AHEAD AS USUAL/
SUITS niOS S7.50 TO $60.!
AF?LL LINE OF
Now Stylo PAPER and LINEN COLLARS.
A splendid lino of FRENCH and ENG
LLSH CASSIMERE. which will be made to
order in tho LATEST STYLES and at LOW
Everything that is new in tho way of
II A T S ,
N. B.-Our CLOTHING ia nearly all of
OUR OWN MANUFACTURE.
Beauty and health aro moro to be
prized than tho wealth of the Indice.
Without health, what aro all tflo posscs
sions of world to you with a diseased body
and mind. You cannot enjoy them, and it
gives you pain not to realize thom. Use
the Qnoen'w Delight and be restored.
J E W EL R Y.
I HAVE on hand one of tho best
VyV assortments of tho above LINE
ARTIC LES, and am determined to
sell at greatly reducod prices.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY
NEA TL V (?Ad> REPAIRED
AT SHORT NOTICE.
P. S. Also to dispone of a cheap lot of
FORFEITED WATCHES. At
Sign of the Green Spectacles,
Ono door South I'lueiiix office,
Feb 2 Main street, Columbia, 8. C.
SEED RYE! SEED RYE !
pf rv BUSHELS SEED RYE for sale. By
OU Nov 3 _ ALFRED TOLLESON.
Camden Street, rear of Gregg's China Store.
J. CLENDI.V1NO, - - - Proprietor.
HAVING thoroughly fitted np tho above
establishment as a RESTAURANT,
1 am prepared to furnish visitors with tho
best of EATABLES and DRINKABLES.
OYSTERS, GAME, FISH, MEATS, etc.,
prepared in the very best style, bv ono of
tho finest cooks in tho citv. S?PPERS
furnished at short notice. Families sup
plied with OYSTERS at reasonable pricos
Choico WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS
constantly on hand. LUNCH every day at
1 o'clock." Deo ?0
" THE POLLOCK HOUSE.
LIQUORS, WINES, SUGARS, TOBACCO, &C,
AT WHOIIBSAIJK ARD It KT AIL.
THE UNDERSIGNED has fitted
A-!VEFir.p his establishment, and has re
HBSMCC?ved a largo stock of the finest
M-i qualities and tiranda of LIQUORS,
WINES, ALES, Si.GA BS, Smoking and
Chewing TOBACCO, etc.; SYRUPS, COR?
DIALS and other articles.
JELLIES and BRANDY FRUITS of home
lu tho rear of the wholesale st?rt?, he
has a handsomely appointed
S A M P L, I? It OOM,
[WHERE tho best of everything
OF all kinds-FISH. OYS- .
TE RS, GAME, MEATS, Ac./;..
-furnished at short notico.j};;.
'and in tho very best styles.m'.
SUPPER ROOMS. Vi't
JBS&M ATTACHED to tho oslab- P
^cnftfS lishment are commodions
^5*^* rooms, whore private DINNERS
and SUITERS will bo furnished for any
uumbor of persons from two to 150.
LUNCH evory day, at ll o'clock.
Tho Proprietor pledges himself that h
will continuo, as herotofore, to use his ut
most endeavors to give perfect s itisfactio
to his patrons and guests.
Jan 1 T. M. POLLOCK. jWrjetor.
FRESH S >DA BISCUIT, Sugar Crack
era, Ginger Schnapps, Ac, just re
ceived, and for sale low, by
Jan 28 J. A T. R. AGN??V.
FISHER & LOWRANCE.
COLUMBIA. S. C.
FURNITURE ! FURNITURE ! !
ul keeps constantly on]
MOS hand an assortment of* _
1? FURNITURE, such aa ia usually
wanted in a house, consisting of BED?
STEADS, all kinds; Chaira. Tablea, Ward?
robes, Bureaus, Washstands, Safes, Desk?,
Ac. He is also prcparod to manufacture
and repair anything in tho Cabinet Mak?
ing lino. JEROME FAGAN,
Jan 8 OppoBite new Maeonio HalL
The Uuakcr i.inimmt; the beat lini?
ment for family use; can bo used internally
and outwardly. It is a great pain destroy?
er. It kills pain and aU kinds of aches*
Sold by Fisher & Heinitsh._
Dr. Geo. Smith's Dental Laboratoxy.
THE subscriber offers indnce
,menta-in tbo wavof GOOD WORK
md LOW PRICE8-to one and ali
requiring his professional services. Gire
him a call. Perfect satisfaction guaranteed
or no charge. Offico on Camden street,
nearly oppoaito the Park. Nov 3 ly
Carbuncle* and bolla come from im?
pure blood. Nature throws out these rm
pnrities of the blood, which should ba
regarded as a warning. Purify your blood,
by nsing Heinitsh's Queen's Delight.
BARRELS Northern ONIONS,
50 bbls. Pink-eye Planting Po ta toon.
On hand and for salo by
Jan 28_J. A T. R. AGNEW
Ale! Ale! Ale!
nALF BBLS. CLAGGET'S CREAM
?J\J ALE. just received direct, por Air
Lino, from tho brewery.
100 doz. Bass' Ale, in atone jugs, at veiw
low fignree. l'or sale bv
Jan 25_ ^EOBOE SYHMER?^
THORBURN'S GARDEN SEED, in gatea?
variety, at wholeaalo and retail, ?<<f
warranted quality. For sale by
Jan ll_E. A G. D. HOPE.
Your beauly, your health, your ea??
may be restored,' by nsing Hemitah'*
Queen'a Delight. _
The New System
OF CASH BEFORE DELEVER?, IK
ALI. CASES, adhered to by
.ian 4 FISH FR A LOWRANCE.
fZ(\ DHLS. Pink Eye Planting POT1.
Ol/ TOES, j lift received and for sale by
Jan 10 J. A T. R. AGNEW.
Corn and Oats.
JUST received and for salo:
5(H) bushels CORN.
^00 bushela SEF.D OATS.
Jan 21 FISHER A LOWRANOR.
f*(\ BBLS. PINK EYE8, in flue ord?-,
OU for aale low for ca?h.
Jan 19_ _E. & G. D. HOPE.
gQ BOXES prime CHEESE, for ratiil
20 boxua English Dairy Cheese, for sai*
low by E. A. P. D. HOPE.
Tlie life of all flesh 1? blood. Tho
hoalth of all life ia pure flesh. Pure blood
kef ps out all diseases. The Queen's De?
light purifies tbo blood.
Washing Machines and Clothes
CLOTHES WRINGERS and Wosbinr,
Machinos, constantly on hand, and tor
eui,,, by_ _ J-A_^-^GNEW._
Washing and Toilet Soaps.
-g f\f\ BOXES of the most improved aol
JLi/V/ popular kinds?, for sain hy th
box, for cash only, at low prices.
Jan ll _E. ?G. D. HOPE.
Trace Chains, Trace Chains.
C%/~\if\ PAIRS Wagon and Ploughing
0\J\J TRACES. On hand and tar
salo by J. A T. R. AGNEW.
THE best kind. BEARD'S Self-Adjust?
ing IRON TIE, low for cash.
Nov 10 FISHER A LOWRANCE.
Circassian Lastre, for beautifj ing .tb?
hair, for young and old; an elegant artioln
and cheaper than anything else of the
kind. Sold by Ffsbor A Heinitsh.
GREGG, PALMER & CO.,
STOCKS, Bonds. Gold and Exchang.
bought and Bold. Office at G?F,QO A
CO.'B. Jan 07