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J Deoemher, dark and dreary, sat
tho writer weak and weary, ponder?
ing o'er hin memoranda book of
items used before-book of scrawling,
head-notes rather, items taken days
together, then in hot and sultry wea?
ther, using up muoh time, and lea?
ther-pondering we these items o'er.
While we pondered, slowly rocking,
(through our mind queer ideas flock?
ing,) came a quiok and nervous
knocking-knocking at the sanctum
door. "Sure that must be Jonks,"
we mattered-".Tonks that's knock?
ing at our door; Jonks, tho everlast?
Ah, how well do we "..cmind ns,
an the walls that thore confined ne,
"exchanges" lay behind us all scat?
tered o'er the floor. Thought we
Jonks wants to borrow some news?
papers till to-morrow, and 'twill
bo relief from sorrow to get rid of
Jonks the bore, by opening wide the
door. Still the visitor kept knock?
ing-knocking louder thou before.
And the scattered pile of papers
out some very curious capers, being
lifted by the breezes coming through
another door; and we wished (the
wish was evil for ouo deemed always
civil, that Jenks was to the devil) to
atay there evermore, there to find his
Jove-Jenks, the never tiring boro.
Backing up our patience firmer,
then, without another, "Mr. Jenks,"
?aid we, "your pardon, your forgive?
ness, we implore. But the fact is,
.we were reading of some curious pro
-oeeding, and thus it was unheeded
your loud knooking thore before."
Here we opened wide tho door.
Bnt fancy now our feelings-for it
wasn't Jenks tho bore-Jenks the
But the form that stood before us
caused a trembling to come o'er us,
and memory quickly boro us back
again to days of yore; days when
"items" were in plenty, and where'er
this writer went he picked up items
by the score. 'Twas the dark form
of our "devil," thrust in attitude un?
civil, and he thrust his head within
the door, with-"the foreman's out
of copy, sir, and says he wants some
more." Yes, like Alexander, wanted
Now this "local" had already walk?
ed about till nearly dead-he had
sauntered through the city till his
feet were very sore-walked through
the streets so dusty, and by ways
running off into all portions of the
city, both public* and obscure-had
examined every store, and questioned
every "feller" whom he met from
door, if anything was stirring-any
accident occurring-not published
heretofore, and had met with no sue
cess; he would rather kinder guess he
felt a little wicked at that ugly little
bore, with his message from the fore?
man, that ho wanted "something"
"Now, 'tis time you were depart
ing, you young imp," cried we, up
starting, "get yon back into the of?
fice-office where you were before;
or tho words you have spoken will
get your bones all broken (and wo
eeized a cudgel oaken, that was lying
on the floor;) take your hands out of
yonr pockets, and leave tho sanctum
door; tell the foreman there is no
?opy? y?u ugly little bore."
And our devil, never sitting, still
is flitting, still is flitting, back and
forth npon the landing just outside
our sanctum door; tears down his
face are streaming, strange light from
his eye is beaming, and his voice is
heard still screaming, "Sir, the fore?
man wants some more."
C<(JOKE'S New Novel-Mobun, or the
/ Last Days of Lee and bia Falladi?s
Final Memoirs of a lUaft* Offloer, serving
in Virginia, in some oort a Sequel to Sur?
rey of Eagle's Neat, $2.25.
Now supply of Surrey of Eagle's Nest,
Last Days of a King, an Historloal Ro?
mance, translated from tho German, 50
Callamura, a Thrilling Romance, by Ju
Chambers' Miscellaneous Questions with
Ana ?vern, $1 25.
Who ia He? An Appeal to those who re
card with any doubt the name of Jesus.
At DUFFIE A CHAPMAN'8
Nov 13 Bookstore.
MR8. C. E. REED has re?
moved her MILLINERY ES?
TABLISHMENT to her old
stand, on Mainstreet, second
duui from ni. Foiiard's Drug
Store, where she would call
the attention ot her city and
country friends and custom?
ers to call and soo for them?
selves tho finest and cheap?
est stock of MILLINERY over offered in
this city, consisting of Ladies' and Child?
ren's Hats and Bonnets, of all kinds iud
all prices. Also, Flowers, Ribbons, Cape,
Laces, Ruches, Hair Braids, Curls, Water?
falls. Nets, Corsets, Zephyr Worsted, F;in
cy and Bridal Veils, all of which will be
sold much lower than anywhere else in the
city. Everything of tho" latest and most
fashionable ?tvlo constantly arriving.
A few years ago, at the conclusion
of a sermon, the preacher requested
some one to pass around the hat
"and take up a collection." A young
man, a stranger in tho place, jumped
np and oommencad circulating the
hat in such a way as to finish the job
at tho door, and pass out with the
proceeds. The preacher, eyeing him
aa he went out, observed: "If that
young man runs away with that
money, he'll be damned. A deacon,
sitting by tho window, seeing him
make off down the street, responded:
"And if ho hasn't run away with
that money, I'll be d-d."
There are said to be moro Irish
people in America than in Ireland
To Wood Contractors.
CIT? CI.KIIK'S OFFICE,
Co J.c.v. in A, December 10, 18(*>8
PROPOSALS for furnishing tho City
Wator Works with 500 Cords host Long
Leaf Pino WOOD will bo coasidorod by
Council, at their next regular meeting. Tho
wood to bo corded in tho Wator Works
yard, subject to tho moaBuremont of thc
Superintendent. Tho Contractor will bo
required to delver 70 Cords per month.
Rids to bo loft at this of?ice, on or beforo
TuoBdav, January5. ByordorCity Council.
Dec 17 13 J. H.'McMAHON, City Clerk.
New Boot, Shoe
TT A m a rn TT?
1 AH BBLS- Extra Family FLOUR,
1U\J just received and for salo by
Nov 24 J. A T. R. AGNEW.
pr S\ BOXES Star CANDLES, just received
Ol' and for salo low to tho trade and at
rotaihJjy_ J. A T. R. AGNEW.
G IBB ES & THOMAS,
REAL ESTA TE A GENTS,
COLUMBIA, 8 . C.
THE undersigned have determined to
form a business partnership, under
tho above name, for tho purchaso and
sale, on commission, of REAL ESTATE
an i othor property. Tho present low
prices for real estate, in tho South, offers
groat inducements for tho investment of
Northern capital; and wo proposo to keep
completo and extensivo lists of property
for sale, and to furnish reliable informa?
tion to tho buyer and seller-making no
charge, except where sales aro effected.
Advertising, when authorized, will bo done
liberally and on tho best terms. Wo call
on our friends throughout tho Stato to
furnish us with accurate descriptions of
any property they have to sell, with price,
terms, Ac. Wo have now, and aro con?
tinually receiving, inquiries after property
that can bo purchased.
JAMES G. GIBBES,
JOHN P. THOMAS,
WADE HAMPTON GIBBES,
Nov 19 Columbia, 8^ 0.?
Bank Bill and Land Agency.
UNDER Act of Assembly, of Septem?
ber. 18G8, all bills of tho Bank of thc
Stato of South Carolina, of $1 or over, and
dated prior to tho 20th December, 18G0,
will be FUNDED in Bonds of tho Stato of
South Carolina, bearing 6 per cent, interest
por annum, from 1st January, 1869, if pre?
sented previous to this date; otherwise,
they will bo debarred the privilege. Sums
to bo funded must bo in even hundreds.
I will also buy or Boll LANDS or City Lota
in any part of tho Stato. Parties wishing
to sell Lands or Lots will give me particu?
lar description of their property. Those
desiring Lo purchase will receive immediate
answers to inquiries by enclosing a post?
age stamp. Terms moderate.
Former President of Branch Bank, at
Columbia, S. C. Nov '21 lino
IHAVE recently opened a new store
(next to E. Ste'nhouso) where I will be
found, at all times, ready to attend to a ly
thing in my lino, snob, as repairing and
laking to ordor all kinns of PISIOLS,
GUNS, LOCKS, Ac, and will givo particu?
lar attention to repairing SEWING MA?
CHINES, IRON SAFES, Ac. Patronage
Nov 12_ _F. A. SCHNEIDER.
Guns, Pistols, Etc.
Directly opposite Ptutmix Office.
THE undersigned informs
his friends, and the public
generally, that he has re?
ceived a large and select
assortment of 8INGLE and DOUBLE
BARREL GUNS, RIFLES and PISTOLS.
CARTRIDGES for aR kinds of Guns,
P.iflcB and Hopcaters constantly on hand.
SPORTSMEN'8 EQUIPMENTS, all of
which will bo sold low for cash.
GUNS and PISTOLS made to order and
repaired at short notice and moderato
price. Cash Bystem rigidly adhered to.
Oct 7_ P. W. KRAFT.
State South Carolina-Bichland Co.
IN TUE COU HT OF PROBATE.
Ry William Dutson Wing, Judge of Pro?
bate in Richland County.
WHEREAS, JACOB H. WELLS hath
applied to mo for letters of admi?
nistration, on tho Estato of ROI'-EUT
BRADY, lato of Richland, doceased,
Theso are, therefore, to cito and admo
nish all and singular tho kindred and ere
ditors of tho said doceased, to bo and
appear beforo me, at a Court of Probate
for thc said County, to bo holden at Co
lumbia, on tho 21th day of December,
18C8, at 10 o'clock A. M., to show cause
if any, why tho said administration should
not bo granted.
Given under my hand and seal of thu
Court, this 0th day of December, A.
D. 1868, and in tho ninety-third year
of American independence.
W. DUTSON WIGG,
Jadgo Probato Court, Richland County.
Dec 12 22
State South Carolina-Bichland Co
fjfglN TUE COURT OF PROBATE.
Hy William Dutson Wigg, Judge of Pro
bale in Richland County.
WHEHEAS, lt. A. McGRADY hath ap
plied to mo for letters of administra
Wanted, Wanted, Wanted !
TO purchase COON. OTTER ANO DEER
8KIN8-for which the highest CASH
prices will bo paid by UB.
MOSES GOLDSMITH & SON,
Doc 16 Imo_Charleston, 8. O.
Rhodes' Super Phosphate,
The Old and Longest Established
RHODES' MANURE, in its preparation,
is mado equally adapted for forcing
largo crops of Cotton, Corn, Wheat, To?
bacco, Potatoes, and othor root crops.
Tho Manufacturing Departmont <s con
uiiolud by Frederick Klott, ono of the most
skillful Chemists and Manufacturers in tho
It is endorsed, approved, and recom?
mended by all of thc most prominent
Chemists and Agriculturalists in tho
Southern 8tatcs. "It can bo relied upon
as uniform iu quality," always reliable,
productivo cf largo crops, and unexcelled
by any in tho market, in tho high porcont
ago of "Truo Fertilizing Principles."
Prico $57 50 cash, or $65 timo, with Fae- I
tor's acceptance, and 7 per cent, interest
until 1st December, 1809.
ORCUILLAGUANO, "AA."-A fine. Bird j
Guano, rich in Phosphates and Alkaline j
Salts. Prico $35 caBh. or $-10 tim".
PERUVIAN GUANO, warranted pure,
and always on baud. Furnished at mar?
ket prices for cash.
B. S. RHETT ft SON, Agents,
Dccl9 3mo Charleston, S. C.
' WTNTHBOP B. WILLI?MST
COTTON FACTOR and COMMISSION
MERCHANT, Accommodation Wharf,
Charleston, S. C. Sept 3 5mo
CHARLESTON, S. C.
THE undersigned having
taken charge ol' the above
well-known HOTEL, re?
spectfully informs bis
i i-lends a nd the traveling public that it has
boen REFURNISHED, in all of its depart?
ments. Tho table will, at all times, bo
?lupplied with tho best tho Market affords,
including every delicacy in season, while
tho cuisino will bo unexceptionable. Tho
Bath Rooms attached to tho Hotel aro sup?
plied with tho celebrated Artesian Water,
and Hot, Cold or Shower Baths can bc ob?
tained at any timo. Tho same attention
will be paid to tho comfort of tho guests
as heretofore, and travelers can rely upon
finding tho Charleston Hotel equal to any
in tho United States. Tho patronage of
tho traveling public is respectfully solicit?
ed. J. P. HORBACH, Agent,
Jan ll 3mo Proprietor.
Purifies the Blood.
For Sale by Druggists Everywhere.
July 21 ipHyr
New Store and Saloon.
THE undersigned respectfully
informs his friends, and tho pub?
lic generally, that he has opened
a NEW STORE, on Richardson street,
(formerly occupied by Messrs. Calnan A
Kreudorj) whero he will keep constantly
on hand tho choicest WINES, Liquors,
Lager Beor, Tobacco, Pipes, Bagara,
Schwitzcr Cheese, etc., etc. From his ox
fiorionco, for tho last eighteen years, he
topes, by strict attention to business, to
receive a share of publie patronage.
The SALOON will bo supplied with
tho choicest LIQUORS, Lager Beer,
Segars. etc., at all limes.
Dec 2 JOHN C. SEEGERS.
A f\C\(\ LRS- of primo DRIED AP
4.UUU PLES for sale low by
Nov 21 E. A G. D. HC
THE QUEEN'S DELIGHT,
THE best ?nd most popular Medicina in
The Queen's is the great Blood Purifier.
The Queen's Delight is a safe Alterative.
The Quoen's Delight is a certain cure for
Diseases of tho Blood.
Tho Queen's Dobght is tho best Livei Tn
The Queen's Delight is the medicino for
Tho Queen's Delight is for Head-aches.
Tho Queen's Delight is for Norvous Affec?
Tho Queen's Delight will euro all Bkin
Tho Queen's Dolight will remove Blotches,
Tho Quoen's Delight will cure Chills and
The Queen's Delight will euro Cancer and
Tho Queen's Delight will cure Erysipelas
Tho QUCOH'B Delight will cure Asthma.
Tho Queen's Delight will cure Bronchitis.
Tho Queen's Dolight will cure aU Female
Tho Queen's Dolight will rostoro tho loBt
Enorgics of Man.
The Queen's Dolight will restore the Foeblt
Tho Queen's Delight for Young and Pale
The Queen's Deliget has secured thc favor
of tho People.
Tho Queen's Delight is now the great Fa?
Thc Queen's Delight has been tried, and
gives universal satisfaction.
Tho Queen's Delight should be in every
Tho Quoen's Delight is the cheapest as
well as tho best Medicino you can give.
Bio LAKK, HU H LAND DISTUICT, 8. C.
Dr. E. H. Heinilsh.
DEAB Sin: Upon tho recommendation of
a friend, I purchased a bottle of your
QUEEN'S DELIGHT, and took it for
Chilla and Fever. I report to you a com?
plete euro of my case. I bavo been living
on Big Lake, whero tho Chills and Fovei
prevail, as an epidemic. I li avo escaped
them entirely, atter taking your valuable
mixture I can recommend its general
use, in cases of Debility, and in Derange?
ment of tho Liver and Stomach. It is a
valuable medicine. Yours respectfully,
J. J. DOUGLASS.
LANCASTER, Penn., Sept. 25, 1867.
Mr. E. H. Heinilsh.
DEAR Sm: Tho bottlo of QUEEN'S DE?
LIGHT which I bought from your agent
in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has given mo
entire satisfaction. I have bcon a dyspep?
tic for many years, and never found relief
from an attack, except by traveling. A
chango of climate and diet always im?
proved my health, but this mado it noces
eary to travel. Your QUEEN'S DELIGHT
docs away with this expeusivo process
No medicino ever beforo produced so good
an effect after using ono bottle. I am
almost entirely relieved of pain. My bow?
els aro regular. I experience no nausea,
and am improving in health. Tho
QUEEN'S DELIGHT is certainly the best
medicino I have ever taken. I will recom
mond its use. Yours respectfully,
JAMES F. DOUNEY.
Prepared onlv bv E. H. Heinitsh. Whole?
sale agonte, FISHER A HEINITSH,
Oct 23 j Columbia, S. C.
New Buckwheat Flour.
5BARRELS BUCKWHEAT FLOUR,
5 barrels Golden Syrup.
_For salo by E. kQ. D. HOPE.
New No. 1, 2 and 3 Mackerel,
IN KITTS, Quarter, Half and Whole
100 boxes No. 1 and Scaled Herrings.
[COLUMBIA BESTAUB ANT.
WE bavo remodeled our RESTAU?
RANT. Will dally reccivo OYS?
TERS, Fish, Game, Venison, Ac.,of choice
quality. Our motto shall be punotual at?
tendance, moderato prices, and a desire to
please all. As usual, our WINES, Li?
quors, Segara, Ac, aro of tho best. Give
us a call and judge for yourself.
LUNCH from ll to 1 o'clock.
JOHN CROWLEY A CO.,
Opposite South End of Market.
Oct 29 -}Smo
Main sired near Lady, Columbia, S
THIS FIRST ,
CLASS RES- . .v .- -
__)TAURANT is in thorough
order, and supplied with tho very best "of
WINES, LIQUORS, SEGARS and TOBAC?
DINNERS and SUPPERS furnished at
short notice. Thc cooking is unsurpassed.
OYSTEHS, GAME, ETC., in season. Give
us a call J. B. LANIER, Proprietor.
Dec IQ R. HAMILTON,Superint.
THE POLLOCK HOUSE.
RE J U VENA TED- RE- ARRA NC ED.
riIHE undersigned informs tho public
I that ho has put his entire establish?
ment in thorough order for tho approoch
ing winter, and having addod a largo and
well-lighted room, on tho first frjp^
floor, can accommodate PRIVATE lBfi9k.
6BALES Superior COTTON BAGGING.
50 coils Greenleaf and Manilla Ropo.
For ealo low by _ E._&G. D. HOPE.
rrr' KITS No. 1 Bay and Shoal MACK
/ O EREL,
60 Bbls., Halves and Quarters. Nos. 1,
2. and 3, for sale by E. A G. D. HOPE.
THOMAS & BELL,
RUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS.
ALL work in tho departmout of mecha?
nical construction executed with
promptness and skill.
J. P. THOMAS. J. C. BELL.
Sugars and Co lice.
-fl f\ IIHDS. TORTO RICO SUGARS,
JA J 50 bbls. Refined SugarB,
75 bags Rio Coffee, all grades,
15 bags Java and Laguavra Coffee.
For salo low by B. A. G. ?. HOPE.
For sale low. bv
E. A G. D. HOPE.
WE have this dav received a fresh sup?
ply of linc North Carolina APPLES,
and will bo prepared to supplv thc trade at
any time. FISHER \ LOWRANCE.
-fl Q BUSHELS CRANBERRIES, in fine
J.O order, and for salo low by
DINNER and SUPPER PARTIES.
Eutranco front and roar.
In tho second story, is a handsomely
'ROOM, containing several
?Phelan Tables, of tho very
latest stylo and finish.
In tho SAMPLE ROOM, excellent
Wines, Liquors, Segars, Smoking and
Chowing Tobacco, etc., can bo ob?
OYSTERS, GAME and FISH constantly
on hand. T. M. POLLOCK.
THE CAROLINA HOUSE,
LOCATED on Washington etroot,
next to Bronnen A Carroll's, is now
uuder the Bolo proprietorship of tho
undersigned. Tho best of everything, in
tho way of WINES, LIQUORS, ALE, SE?
GARS, TOBACCO, etc., kept on hand
LUNCH every day at ll o'clock. Givo
him a call, and test tho correctness of thc
assertion mado abrvo.
June 19_ RICHARD BARRY.
JUST received, a supply of PISTOLS,
from tho most celebrated makers;
also, Cartridges, Powder, Shot, Lead, Per?
cussion Caps, Gun Wads, Powder Flaaks,
Shot Belts and Shot Pouches, for salo at
low figures for cash by
Nov 5 J. A T. R. AGNEW.
NEW ABBI VALS.
^gr = > SMOKED SALMON,
BEsaSfll Pickled Salmon.
WferllM Smoked Hallibut,
I M* IUD White Fish,
lill i - ill)Hs1 Codfish,
English Dairy Cheese,
Maekcrol, Nos. 1, 2, 3,
will run ae
Arrive at C
Le uve Cob
Arrivo at C
Arrive at (
via Old Ba
LOW as b'
Train of 8
low rates i
E A G. D. HOPE.
Stanley's Celebrated Cough Syrup,
IS Btill a great remedy, a.id vory popular
among the people. For twenty-fivo
years, it has been known to euro moro
Coughs than anv other remedy.
For salo by FISHER A HEINITSH,
Oct 22 i_ I^roBgi?ta._
English Dairy Cheese.
K AlROXES English Dairy and Cutting
Piuo Apple aud Young America Cheese.
For safe by_E^ A G. D. HOPE.
RY MRS. M. W. STRATTON.
CORNER Gervais and Assembly streets,
Columbia, S. C. Convenient to thc
Greenville and Charleston Railroads, and
tho business portion of tho city.
RatoB of transient board- fl * per day.
Lodgings can be obtained with or with?
out meals, at any timo. Sept 30 3m
Scrofula,or King's Kvil,is cured by
Using Heinitsh's Queen's Dolight.
./ETNA LIFE INSURANCE CO.
ASSETS OVER $10,000,000.
AMOUNT INSURED IN 1807, ..... $45,000,000
RECEIPTS FOR 1867, ..... 5,181,271
NUMBER OF NEW POLICIES ISSUED, 1867. - - 15,251
NUMBER OF/ETNA'S POLICY HOLDERS, OVER - - 50,000
NUMBER AT COLUMBIA AGENCY, - - 147
1"HIE growth of the /ETNA has never been equaled by any other Company whatso
. ever in Europe or America. Chartered in 1820, her record is without spot or blemish.
Rev. Dr. Cumming, of London, says: "Tho assurance of lifo is ono of tho most
Christian things that I know, for what is it? It is taking tho load that would
CRUSH ONE FAMILY and spreading it over twenty thousand families; eo that a
moro drop lights upon each, instead of tho overwhelming torrent falling npon ono.
It seoras to mc a beautiful illustration of beariug ono another's burden?. And,
therefore, let every young man entering upon lifo, every head of a family, whether
high or low, set his housu in orderso far as to assure Ids lifo."
December 8 H. E. NICHOLS A CO., General Agent.-.
Walking Canes, Ac.
Low for cash, at
Oct 25 G. DIERCKS.
BAGS, consisting of Rio, Laguyra,
\J\f Java and Mocha COFFEES, on
hand and for salo, at reduced prices, by
Nov 24 J. AT. R. AGNEW.
-fl f\ BBLS. Prime White KEROSENE
AAJ OIL, 110 firo test, on hand and for
sale, at reduced prices, by the barrel and
atjretail, by JJLAT* R- AGNEW.
South Carolina Railroad Company,
COLUMBIA, 8. C., December 16,1868.
FROM this dato, until fnrthor notico,
tho CAMDEN THAIN will run as fol?
lows, ron Mondays, Wednesdays and Sa?
Leave Kingsville at.8.15 a. m.
Arrivo at Columbia at. 9.45 a. m.
Leave Columbia at.12.30 p. m.
Arrivo at Kingsville at. 1.55 p. m.
IL T. PEAKE,
Deo 18 3 General Superintendent.
days and .
the Up Pa
at 9 A. M.
Office North Carolina Railroad Co.,
TO BS INSURED WITH
H. E. NICHOLS & CO.,
IS A POSITIVE GUARANTEE!
SINGE the war. we have paid toour citizens, for Losses by Fiie, about NIN'KTY
TYVO TIIOI SAM) DOLLARS.
Having thus saved that large sum to a community too reduced to lose it, wo stand
readv to save morer ?nil u?. anhmti fl,?? tim nnmtnrt ami nvni-.M?.,.. ..r .1...
COMPANY SHOPS, ArniL 1, 1868.
ON and ufter this date, tho following
will be tho schedule for PASSENGER
TRAINS over this road:
Leave Charlotto daily at.11.36 p. m.
" Greensboro at. 5.05 a. m.
" Raleigh at. 9.41 "
Arrive at Goldsboro at.12.25 p. m.
Leave Goldsboro at.12.80 "
" Raleigh at. 3.20 "
" Greensboro at. 7.17 "
Arrive at Charlotte at. 11.35 p. m.
Through Passengers hy this lino have
choice of routes ria Greensboro and Dan?
ville to Richm' nd, or via Raleigh and Wel?
don to Ri chm a id or Portsmouth; arriving
at all points North of Richmond at the
same timo by either route. Connection is
made at Goldsboro with Passenger Trains
on tho Wilmington and Weldon Railroad
to and from Wilmington, and by Freight
Train to Weldon. Also to Newborn, on A.
also run d
A rrivr. ot