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BT AN INVALID.
1 I love the spring
It acorns to brine
Frosh br?eles.from toe Adriatic;
(Tho m?u, ?t le?ev, I
Ia from the East,
And gives mo agonies rheum at lol )
When Bummer's hore,
I hold it dear
Of flowery wealth a gracious giver
. ' (Although Tve got,
Whene'er it's hot,
Some touches of a sluggish livor. )
When autumn hints,
With beauteous tints,
That summer's song has its cadenza,
I love it well
(Though, truth lo toll,
I know it bringa me influenza! )
And winter's snow
I love also
Tor snow a seasonablo sight is
(Although there are
Cough, cold, catarrh,
Diptheria, phthisis and bronchitis! j
\From the New York Sunday Times. ]
It was a stormy evening in Janu?
ary, twenty years ago. Snow had
fallen during the day, but now had
changed into a freezing sleet, which
covered the pavements with a glassy
coating, dangerous and difficult alike
-to man and beast.
My day's work seemed over, for at
-this time I had just commenced my
-career as a young physician, with few
ncquamtence.H, ana was not harrassed
hy the demands of practice. Indeed,
my small stock of ready money was
well nigh exhausted, and I was be?
ginning to look, forward to the future
with some anxiety. For this night,
however, I had determined to dis?
miss all caro, and was comfortably
settled beside the glowing hearth in
onr Hitit* sitting-room. My wife,
opposite me, had one foot engaged
in keeping our boy's cradle in mo?
tion, while her fingers worn busied
with some dainty piece of embroidery.
According to my evening custom, I
had just commenced reading aloud
from a favorita author, when a sharp
ring at the street-door caused me to
lay down the volume. The caller
WM shown into the office; and I re?
paired thither in obedience to the
Seated in the darkest corner of the '
room, I found a man, whose slouched ;
hat shaded half his face, the rest
being concealed by voluminous wrap- !
pers, so that I was nuable to di3tin- j
guiah a single feature. On my en- ;
trance he rose, without nnoovering,
and said he was sent to bring me to
a person who required my immediate
assistance. He could not tell me the
nature, of the sufferer's ailment, but
desired me to get ready, and start at
once, as he had been told to lose no
time. He added that, the distance
being considerable, he had brought !
a carriage, which was waiting at the 1
The man's appearance, and his
hurried and reserved mode of speech,
were li ttl o calculated to inspire con
fidence, and at first I hesitated to
comply. I tried to ascertain the pa
tient's name and residence, but I re- '
ceived only evasive replies, and at
length was told bluntly, unless I wont
without further parley, some other
physician would be called in, less un- '
willing to earn the handsome fee in
readiness for him. I am not by
nature a timid man, and saw no
special reason to be afraid of under?
taking the caso thus strangely offered 1
me. On the other hand, the hint as
to recompense was not without its
.influence. My curiosity, too, was
?excited ; and finally I took my seat in
the carriage, the man mounting the
box beside tho driver, and wo set out
on our way through the almost desert?
As we drove rapidly along, I.
thought it best to take notice of the ;
neighborhoods through which wo1
passed; but the coach-windows, of
thick plate-glass, could not bo lower?
ed by my utmost efforts, and the :
storm and darkness rendered it im- ;
possible to recognize a single land-1
mark. I could only perceive that
our route lay far up town, and that
when we had left the gas-lamps be
hind us, we Bee m nd to be following
B rough and narrow country lane.
At length we emerged on a smooth !
graveled avenue, and. a few mo- ?
ments after, stooped, when the mes- !
senger opened the door and assisted
me to alight. I found myself in front i
of a pillared portico of stately pro-j
portions, the entrance to a mansion !
which seemed to stretch, on either !
side, into an immensity of gloom, j
As I mounted the steps, tho largo
double, doors wore thrown open, re
vealing a dimly-lighted vestibule of i
great size. ? On the threshold stood
the tall figure of a gentleman draped i
I j !????
I ia black, Without ? -word of ealuta
tion, ho simply motioned mo to fol?
low him, and led the way into a small
apartment on the same floor, where a
bright fire was burning, and a tray of
costly viands, with wino, was stand?
ing on ins cable. Everything in the
room, which was apparently a study
or private office, indicated wealth
and refinement, and I began to con?
gratulate myself on having probably
gained, though under somewhat mys?
terious circumstances, a very desira?
ble connection. Declining the prof?
fered refreshments, I intimated a
wish to seo my patient without delay.
"We will go up stairs very soon,
dootor," was the gentleman's reply.
"But first let me ask you a question
Here he paused, glanced around
apprehensively, then rose and walked
stealthily to tue door, opened it,-and
looked ont, closed and looked it. He
next took a seat opposite me, and,
leaning forward, regarded me from
under his eye-brows with an air of
eager yet furtive scrutiny. I scru?
tinized him in return, and saw that
he was a swarthy, handsome, but
sinister-looking man, of perhaps
thirty-five, and apparently a Spa?
niard. His face was thin, haggard
and perfectly colorless, his coal-black,
curling bair disordered, and his eyes
were fiery and blood-shot. One
glance at these sufficed to inform mc
that I waa in the presence of a mad?
man] I had made insanity a special
study, and it struck me that thit
might be. the patient I had beet
brought to see, and who, whether bj
accident or design, had been the firs I
.to encounter me. With this idea, ]
summoned all my force of will anti
intellect for the purpose of obtaining
as soon as possible a control over th?
lunatio, ana thereby averting dange:
from myself and others. I therefor*
endeavored to maintain an appear
ance of entire composure and uncon
sciousness, keeping my eyes fixed 01
those of my companion us steadily a
his own wandering glances wouh
"Dootor," he said, after a pause o
some length, "do not gentlemen o
your profession sometimes hold i
justifiable to take life?"
B"Only?" I replied, "in extrem
emergencies, and when a more valus
ble lifo can be preserved by the sac
"But," he rejoined, his eyes spark
ling as with a sudden access of suv
pressed frenzy, "if you had assiste
in bringing into the world a monstei
would you not feel it your duty t
destroy it as speedily as possible.
ICONTLNTJED Di OUR NEXT. J
To City Tax-Payers.
OITY CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, February 14,1868.
TAX-PAYERS aro respectfully munie
that returns of all taxable proper
within the limits of this city aro requin
to be made on or boforo the 1st of MARC
next, and payment for the same, on or b
fore the 15th of MARCH next. All.pe
sons failing to comply with this requir
ment snbject themselves to an addition
5 per cent, upon the amount of their taxe
Feb 15 26 J. S. McMAHON. City Clerk.
COLUMBIA, February 27, 1868.
THE practico of using hre-arms with
the corporate limits of this city ha
ing bocomo of frequent occurrence, i
persons are notified that tbo ordinau
prohibiting the same will bo nt riot ly e
forced against any one so offending. T
attontion of parents and guardians
callod to this matter.
Fob 28 6 THEO. STARK, Mayor.
In the District Court of the Unit
States, for the District of Sou
In the matter of David Epstiu, of Voiu
bia, by whom a petition for adjudicati
of bankruptcy iras fited on the loth day
February A. D. 1868, in natl Court.
THIS is to givo uotico that a warrant
bankruptcy bas been issued out of t
District Court of the United States for I
Western District of South Caroli
against the estate of DAVID EPSTIN
Columbia, South Carolina, adjudged
bankrupt, upon hts own petition:
That the payment of any debts, and I
delivery of any property belonging to B
bankrupt, to bim, or for his uso, and
transfer of any property by him, aro 1
bidden by law:
That a meoting of tho creditors of B
bankrupt, to prove their debts and clio
ono sr mor? ?oalgnueB o? his catato, wiii
held at a Court of Rankruptoy, to be ht
sn on the 13tb day of MARCH, A. D. lt
at 10 o'clock A. M., at Yorkville, S. G.,
foro W. I. CLAWSON, Regieter.
J. P. SI. EPPING,
U. S. Marshal, as Measengei
By T. W. CLAWSOM, Deouty MeBsongi
Feb M '_J
PLANTERS and GARDNERS will 1
ELLERHE'S PLANT TR AN8-PLA1
ER, (Patented 16th of Ootobor, 1866,
JOHN C. DIAL'S; by which surplus pl?
ot corn, dutton, or of any plant, may
trans-planted in tho same timo that
soil can h,) replanted, without dint url.
the fibrous roots. J. C. DIAL,
.Lin U) Kimo General A nen
GITANO! GUANO! GITANO!
NO. 1 PERUVIAN GUANO, per ton of 2,000 lbs., in bags, - - - $95 00
Bardy? Soluble Phoapho-PerHvian Guano, ammoniated with No. 1 Peruvi?
an, per ton of 2.000 lbs., tn bag?, - ....... 70 00
Hardy's Ammoniatod Soluble Pacific Guano, ammoniated with animal matter, per
torAif 2,000 lbs., in bags or barrels, ........ 65 00
Baker's and Jarvis' leland South Pacific-host pbosphatic-Guanos, por ton of
2,000 lbs., in bags or barrels, - - -.50 00
Bolivian, High Grade and Gennine Pacific Guano, per ton of 2,000 lbs., in hags
or barrels}' - -- -- -. 55 00
Lower Grades of Phosphatio-Caribbean fc ca-Guanos, - - - 35 00 to 40 00
Ground Land riaster-Gypsnm, per barrel,. 2 50'
Tho ahovo being Charleston cash prices-expenses to point o? delivery added.
Credit will be given upon undoubted acceptances-in which case an extra charge will
Particular attention is called to the above-mcntionod
SOL?BLE P HOSP HOPERUVIAN
AMMONIATED SOLUBLE PACIFIC GUANOS,
WHICH aro rich compounds of "BAKER'8 ISLAND" and "BOLIVIAN GUANOS,"
analyzing 65 and 80 per cent. Bone Phosphate, (rendered soluble,) and yielding 30 to
35 per cont, Phosphoric Acid, ammoniated with No. 1 Peruvian Guano, and with ani?
mal matter, making moat concentrated and rich fertilizers; combining the chemical
constituents of all vegetation, and adapted aa nearly as possible to all climates, soils
and crops, having been thoroughly and satisfactorily tested by practical and scientific
Farmers and Planters, upon Cotton, Tobacco, Wheat and Vegetables of ah kinds, from
whom the highest testimonials have been received.
For sale by tho cargo or retail, in bags and barrels, in quantities to suit purchasers,
by JOHN B. BARDY,
Importer and Manufacturer, 58 South Btreet, corner Wall, New York.
General Agents for Columbia, South Carolina.
February 13 39 QRAESER, McJ?NKIN & SENN,
Camden Street, rear of Gregg's China Store.
J. c LEN DINING, ... Propriet?r.
HAVING thoroughly fitted up the abovo
establishment aa a RESTAURANT,
1 am prepared to furnish visitors with the
beat of EATABLES and DRINKABLES.
OYSTERS, GAME, FISH, MEATS, etc.,
prepared in the very best style, by one of
tho finest cooks in the city. SUPPERS
furnished at abort notice. Families sup?
plied with OYSTERS at reasonable prices.
Choice WINES, LIQUORS and CIGARS
constantly on band. LUNCH every day at
1 o'clock._Deo 10.
LIQUORS, WINES, SEGARS, TOBACCO, &G,
AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.
_ T^HI; UNDERSIGNED has fitted
18 E=B?P ui? oatabhshmcnt, and has re
nBpjfilccivcd a large stock of tho finest
?????qualities and brands of LIQUORS.
WINES, ALES, SUGARS, Smoking and
Chowing TORACOO, etc.; SYRUPS, COR?
DIALS and other articled.
. JELLIES and BRANDY FRUITS of home
In the rear of the wholesale store, he
has a handsomely appointed
[WHERE the beet of everything is
OF all kinds-FISH, OYS
[TER8, GAME, MEAT8, &o.
-furnished at short notice,
kand in the very best styles.)
_ff?=S0- ATTACHED to the estab
ASM^K liahment aro commodious
^f^^ rooms, where private DINNERS
and SUPPERS will be furnished for any
number of persons from two to 150.
LUNCH every day, at ll o'clock.
Tho Proprietor pledges himself that ho
will continue, as heretofore, to use his ut?
most endeavors to give perfect satisfaction
to his patrons and guestB.
Jan 1 T. M. POLLOCK, Proprietor^
WOOD WAKE, WOOD WARE.
Mats. Twino, Wrapping Paper, Matches,
Ac, cheap, for cash, by
Deal _nsirehA LOWRANCE.
M. W. BYTHEWOOD,
Auctioneer and General Commission Merchant
On Washington st.. rear of A. ToUeson's,
COLUMBIA. 8. C.
THE above store having boon rented, I
am from this day prepared to receive
consignments of Cotton, Corn, Flour,
Bacon, Groceries and Provisions in gene?
ral; also, Purni tum, Dry Goods, Clothing,
From my experience of t wenty years in
tho auction and commission business, in
thia city, Charleston and Newberry, 8. C.,
I hopo to receive a liberal share of patron?
age from my old friends and tho public
C. HAYNES WORTH. C. J. CARROLL.
HAYNESWORTH & CARROLL,
FASHIONABLE HAIR CUTTING and
SHAVING SALOON, Plain street, a
few doors below R. C. Shiver's old stand.
HOT, COLD and SHOWER BATHS on
abort notice. Nov 7
With a full supply of Lamp Chimnoys for
samo, hoing the best burners for kerosene
and star oil now in use. Just received and
for sale by J. * T. B. AGNEW.
THE best kind. BEARD'S Solf-Adjust
ing IRON TIE, low for cash.
Nov 10 FISHER A LOWRANCE.
Hoes ? Hoes ! !
Syf\f\ DOZEN nOEB, assorted sizes
?IYJVJ and qualities, of direct importa?
tion, on hand and for salo at extromoly
low figures, by J. A T. R. AGNEW.
REDUCTION OF RATES
CHAIiLOTTE AND 8. O. R. B. COMPANY.
GIN'L FHKIOHT AND TICKET ACT'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, 8. C., December ll, 1807.
SBN and after THIS DAY, COTTON will
F be forwarded nia. the "SEABOARD
LAND AIR LINE FREIGHT ROUTE,"
To' Baltimore, $3.25 per bale of 400 lbs.
To Philadelphia, $4.00 per balo of 400
lbs. or leas.
To New York, $4.00 per bale of 400 lbs.
This route is cheaper, quicker and as re?
liable as any competing lino.
Tho rates being the same, shippers save
32 cents per hale-estimating cotton at 10
cents per pound-in Marine Insurance, by
having their cotton forwarded via this
route. E. R. DORSEY,
General Freight and Trans'n Agent.
"FAST" EXPRESS LINE
FROH COLUMBIA TO NEW YORK
GR??T ATLANTI^ASTLWB RAILWAYS.
NEW and FAST SCHEDULE now in
operation, with complete and continu?
ous connections, from Columbia and all
points in tho interior of South Carolina,
via Kingsville, Wilmington and Weldon, to
Richmond, Washington, Baltimore, Phila?
delphia, New York, Boston, and all princi?
pal points North and East. No change of
Passenger Cars between Weldon and
Acquia Creek. No Omnibus transfer at
Petersburg or Richmond. Faro as low as
by any other route. Time, forty-three
hours to New York.
At Weldon, Passengers have choice of
the following routes, viz: Crieficd and An -
nameesio Lino, Washington or Inland
Line, Baltimore or Old Bay Line. Tickets
good by either route.
CAUTION TO THE PUBLIC.-The route by
Charlotte and Greensboro is advertised aa
seventy-five miles shorter and twelve hours
quicker-try it, if you wish to be deceived.
Through Fast Express Train, via fWil
mington, Weldon and Richmond, leaves:
Columbia.10.00 a. m
Kingsville.11.30 a. m.
WUmingtou. 9.30 p.m.
Weldon. C.20 a. m.
Richmond.11.10 a. m.
Wilmington, Delaware .11.67 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.80 a. m.
New York, arrives. 0.20 a. m.
t Via Wilmington, Weldon, Portsmouth
and Annamessic routes, leaves:
Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Kingsville.11.30 a. m.
Wilmington. 9.30 p..m.
Woldon. fi.20 a. m.
?Portsmouth.10.45 a. m.
Orisfleld. 6.00 p. m.
Wilmington, Delaware .11.57 p. m.
Philadelphia. 1.80 a. m.
Now York, urrivoa. 5.20 a. m.
.TheSteamers of tho Old Bay Line leave
for Baltimoro 7.30 p. m.
tLeavo Now York 7.30 p. m. to come South.
Two trains daily from KiDgsvillo, North
tho 11.30 a. m. Fast Expross, and 2.00 p..
m. Mail. Baggage checked through.
Elegant Sleeping Cars on all Night TraiiiH.
Through Tickets, good by either route
until used-with option to FasBengors of
stopping at terminal points-can be ob?
tained at the Ticket Omeo of tho South
Caroflna Railroad. P. H. LANGDON,
Oct 23 6mo Gen'l Sonthern Agent.
The Ladies of Industrial Depository
KEEP constantly on hand the following
arl ide* : .Machine Sewing Silk, Colored
and white Spool cotton, Linen and Silk
Floss, Black Flax Thread, Crochet Cotton,
Machine Stuck Needles, Wheeler A Wilson
Sewing Machine Needles, Tapestry-Croch?
et, Bono and Steel Knitting Needles, Pins,
Hooka and Eyes, Assorted Tapes and
Braids. White Linen, Cotton and Color* d
Star Braids, Skirt Braids, Crochet and Tat?
ting Ti Immings, Tooth and Nail Brushes,
Pearl and Agate Buttons, Saxony Yarn.
Berlin Wool, Split and Single Zephyr, at
Charleston prices; also, Patterns for Ta?
pestry Work, Scissors, Cork Soles, Chamois
SUin Tobacco Pouches; and a variety of
Rcady-Mado Clothing for Gents, Ladies
and Children, which will bo found cheap
and well mado._ Jan 26_
Helnltsh's Qj>a?n'a Delight, for 'JV t -
terjPimploB, Blotuhoft, and Eruptions on
NOTICE TO SHIPPERS,
GEN'L StrpKBTirrrn's Omen, 8. C. It. H.,
December ll, 18G7.
iiicr thia d?lb i>ue j.An?FF by
\_J the Grout Southern Freight Lino,
FROM COLUMBIA, will be as follows, viz:
Cotton per bale, to New York.14.00
" .? Philadelphia.4.00
'? " Baltimore.8.25
Thia route ?B guaranteed aa cheaper,
ci nicker and moro reliable than any com?
peting, while tho difference of insurance,
not amounting to 20c., is over twice com?
pensated by difference of rates.
H. T. PEAKE,
Dec ll_Genoral Superintendent.
Change of Schedule on G. & 0. R. R.
ON and after FRIDAY, tho 6th instant,
Passenger Trains will run daily, Sun?
days excepted, as foUows:
Leave Columbia at. 7.00 a. m.
** Alston at... ' .. 8.55 '*
?? Newberry at.10.85 "
Arrive at Abbeville at.8.30 p. m.
.* at Anderson at.5.15 "
" at Greenville at.6.00 "
Leave Greenv?le at. 6.00 a. m.
" Anderson at.6.46 "
" Abbev?le at. 8.45 . "
" Newberry at.1.25 p.m.
Arrive at Alston at.8.00 "
" at Columbia at.5.00 "
Trains on the Blue Ridge Railroad will
also run daily, Sundays excepted.
Leave Anderson at.5.20 p. m.
" Pendleton at.6.20 "
Arrive at Walhalla at.8.00 ?.
Leavo Walhalla at.4.00 a. m.
" Pendleton at.5.40 "
Arrive at Anderson at..6.40 "
The train will return from Belton to An?
derson on Monday and Friday mornings.
JAMES O. MEREDITH,
Dec 3_General Superintendent.
SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD,
I "' I PlIlUffllft1 "J",JI*lffWl inTIWtHfcfgTH
KS . \'" .?
GENERAL SUP'TS OFFICE,
CUABLBSTON, 8. C., January 18,1668.
ON and after Sunday, January 19, the
Passenger Trains on the South Caro?
lina Railroad will run SB follows, viz:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. 4.30 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville.11.15 a. m.
Leave Kingsville.-.11.40 a. m.
Arrive at Columbia. 1.10 p. m.
Leave Columbia.10.00 a. m.
Arrive at Kingsville_.11.35 a. m.
Leave Kingsville.12.05 p. m.
Arrive at Charleston....7.05 p. m.
The Passenger Train on tho Camden
Branch will connect with up and down
Columbia Trains and Wilmington and Man?
chester Railroad Traine on MONDAYS,
WEDNESDAYS and 8ATUBDAY8.
Night Expresa Freight and Passenger
Accommodation Train will run as follows:
Leave Charleston for Columbia. .5.40 p. m.
Arrive at Columbia.6.05 a. ta.
Leave Colombia. 5.SQ p. m.
Arrive at Charleston.. ..5.40 a. m.
Jan 21 H. T. PEAKE, Gen'l Snp't.
Office North Carolina Railroad Co.?
aOB& I THUE'lWUH I f UlIWilMMJ i
I ' " J J I '
COMPANY SHOPS, OCTOBEB 17, 18G7.
ON and after this date, the foUowing:
will be the schedule for PASSENGER
TRAINS over this road:
Leave Charlotte daily at. 9.40 p. m.
" Greensboro at.4.11 a. m.
" Raleigh at.10.00
Arrive at Goldsboro at. 2.00 p. m.
Leave Goldsboro at.12.22 "
" Raleigh at. 3.50 '*
" Greensboro at. 9.10 "
Arrive at Charlotte at. 2.54 a. m.
Through Passengers by this line have
choice of routes via Greensboro and Dan?
ville to Richmond, or via Raleigh and Wel?
don to Richmond or Portsmouth; arriving
at all points North of Richmond at tho
same timo by either route. Close connec?
tion is made With tho Passenger Traine on
the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad to
and from WUmington, and by Freight
Train to Weldon. JAB. ANDERSON,
Charlotte & South Carolina R. R. Co.
COLUMUIA, 8. C., October 5, 1807.
ON and after tho 6th instant, tho Trains
over this Road wiU ran as follows:
Leave Columbia at.1.40 p. m.
Arrive at Charlotte at. 9.40 p. m.
Leave Charlotte at. 2.55 a. m.
Arriva at Columbia at.9.40 a. m.
Making close connection for all points
North and South, as follows:
Leave Columbia. 1.40 p. m.
Leavo Charlotte. 10.00 p. m.
Leavo Greensboro.5.15 a. m.
Arrive Richmond.4.45 p. m.*
Leave Richmond.9.45 p. m.
Arrive Washington.6.15 a. m.
Arrivo Baltimore.9.10 a. m.
Arrive Philadelphia.1.82 p. m.
Arrivo Now York. 5.10 p. m.
Passengers taking this route, going
North, have choice of route from Greens?
boro, Weldon or Portsmouth.
AW Tickets good over either route.
Baggage checked through.
For THROUGH TICKETS to Richmond.
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and
New York, iyyl'j al Ticket Office, foot bia li?
ding street. CALEB BOUKNIOHT,
Oct 5 Superintendent. _
Laurens Railroad-New Schedule.
OFFICE LAURENS RAILROAD,
LADBKNS C. H., 8. C., July 12,1867.
ON and after MONDAY, 22d instant, tin?
trains will run over thiB Road aa fol?
io we, until further notice:
Leave Laurena at ? o'clock a. m. on Mon
davs, Wednesdays and Fridays, and atme
at"Nowbcrry at ll o'clock a. m.
Leave Newberry on Mondays, Wednes?
days and Fridays, at fifty minutes after 12
o'clock, connecting with both trains on tho
Greenville and Columbia Railroad at Hele?
na Shops. JOSEPH CREWS, Sup't.