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PHONIX CALENDAR FOR I860.
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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning. January 1, 1869.
The New Ycur.
To tho many readers of tho Phoenix we
extend our hearty congratulations on the
marked improvement in the appearance of
things mnndanc. The crops of the past j
year were excellent,, business, per conse?
quence, brisk, and our people, as a whole
laying politics aside-seem disposed to take
things os they find them, end go to work
with a will, keeping in mind tho old couplet:
"As Time glides on witb rapid wings,
"Wo look witb hope to better times."
Lot us all look encouragingly to tho fu?
ture. If we should sit in idleness, wonder?
ing whether our future will be dark or
bright, it would assuredly be dark. Let us
determine that it shall be bright, if human
energy, industry and endurauce can make
it so. "When the unchristiauized Roman
worshipped the fabled Janus, (from whoso
narnu our January is derived,) they repre?
sented him with two faces, because he was
supposed to view both things past and those
inevitably approaching. Upon the calends
of Jauuiry, fresh garlands flushed over his
statues. " Twelve ulta rs, representing thc
months, were erected to him, aud ho was
moro especially denominated Father, be?
cause deluded mythology deemed him the
nu thor of all things. A bettor revelation
has taught us mor? sublime conceptions,
und, with Heaven-derived Christianity, let
us devote not only our earthly but celestial
hopes to that God whom the Ephesians
ignotantly worshipped, who expiated on his
cross the errors of mankind, aud who is
alike the Lord of time aud of eternity; to
whom years are but as duys, aud who will
balance in his eternal book, with just aud
pitying hand, the multiform accounts of
THK WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT.
Thc Washington National Monument So?
ciety bas addressed an appeal to tho pastors
of thc religious congregations of the United
States, asking them to cause collections to
be taken ut) in their respective churches on
the Sunday immediately preceding the 22d
of February next, the amounts to be remit?
ted to the treasurer of the society, in order
that work on the monument may bo re?
sumed. Tho nppetil is sigued by Andrew
Johnson, President ex officio; S. J. Bowen,
first vice-President; Ulysses S. Grant, se?
cond Vice-Presidont; W. W. Corcoran, third
Vico-Presidont; J. B. H. Smith, Treasurer;
John Carroll, Brevet Secretary.
We aro glad to hear something from the
survivors of Black Kettle's villugo; they
lia' i arrived at Fort Dodge, iifty-threo
sou s, all told, chiefly women und children,
and "the kind Quartermaster" issued "blan?
kets to keep them warm," ?iud had "u horse
killed ?nd also a large dog for them to eat,
which they thought very nice." We were
linlf ufraid wo should never hear from those
Indian relies nguiu-Iudiiiu relics are so apt
to disappear. But it is pleasant to know
that they uro safe, and were handsomely
treat r> "j; for frith "<v hui ar, a dog und a blan?
ket," what could an Iudiitti ask more?
Travelers on the Ogoeeho road, leading
to S.ivunnuh, arc stopped ut various points
and questioned by armed negroes. There
ure armed and organized bodies of negroes
on every road leading to that city, who have
their pickets stationed at short intorvuls to
give notice of the approach of travelers.
Mr. George W. Childs, the proprietor of
tho Philadelphia ?Mlger, gave the news boys
a Christmas dinner this year, as usual. Mr.
('hilds is absent in Europe, but mindful of
his little friends, bo sent tho needful in
Hlruetions, and, nt the appointed hour, 130
happy a robins sat down to a plentiful and
wholesomnfeasf.it their philanthropic pa?
Tile Proposed Dlr inion or Certain State?.
The New York Times intimates that the
distemper of State secession seems, curi?
ously enough, to have left, in dying out, a
ra nob milder, but yet quite marked "mania"
for State division. The proposed dividing
up of Texas iuto two or three States was
the first symptom of this supervening con?
dition. This was one of tho late Mr.
Stevens' pot projects; and it is just to say
that it wus probably entertained by him
moro as a political scheme, or as one in vol v
iug a fundamental governmental dootriue,
than from any special regard to geographi?
cal necessities, to climatic and agricultural
?iuerences, or, in a word, to tho alleged
commercial and oivio needs for the proposed
separation. His plan was to effect the scvo
rauoe of Texas into parts by a declaratory
Act of Congress-indeed, be introduced one
into the House, and gave notice of bis pur?
pose to puah it, as bo probably would have
done bad ho lived. Doubtless ono object
with him was in this way to fix a monu?
mental statue, as it were, upon tho records
of tho Government, showing that Congress
bad regarded the seceded States as Terri?
tories, not only for military, but for legal
purposes, andiudced for all purposes, even
tbo most practical. But, with Mr. Stevens'
deatb died this Tpxan project, so fur as con?
cerns the special form in which be on tort nin?
di it. It survived, however, in another pro?
position, divested of bis animus and moral
purpose, but yet driving at exactly tho same
end; berbaps, wo might add, just as Butler's
Dutch Gap Canal accomplished nothing for
tbe military uso whereto be desired to put
it, and yet os a piece of possible engiuecr
iug for commercial purposes, attracted ot
tentiou nt once, when thc war was over.
Tho Texas Becoustructiou Convention,
wbicb will meet at Austin, is certain to take
up this important subject. If tho Couvon
tion bo coutrolled by tho political desires of
Cougress, or if it be in harmony with the
majority of Cougress, tho legal and cousti
tutiounl issue raised by Mr. Stevens will, of
course, bo avoided, whether this barmouy
secure division or not. The Galveston
iV?ifs, however, assures us that "Ibero eau
bo but littlo doubt that a division of our
State bas beon pre-determiued upon."
Turning from Texas, wo find other States
contemplating peaceable division. The
people of the upper peninsula of Michigan
are, as their petition to the Legislature of
that State alleges, "almost nuauimous in
desiro" to separate from tho lower peninsu?
la, aud form "a new Territory or State."
They disclaim any "disrespect or disloyalty
to our State," and put the proposed change
on the ground of. "tho development of our
mineral and agricultural resources." They
desire, in fine, "immediate action"-which
would consist, of course, in Michigan'?
ceding tho upper peninsula to Cougress foi
the purpose desired. Next, we fiud Ten?
nessee talking of "seceding" from tho res!
of the State, the Nashville Dannel' saying,
''Wuyward sister, depart in peace," and th?
Knoxville Whiff, over Brownlow 's own sig
nature, adding that, "East Tennesseeani
will all be a unit for separation. Wo on
ready to go ompty-hunded." A gravo pro
position has also been started for bi-sectiuj
Pennsylvania, and a less serious one fo
sepurating tho city of New York from tb
Stuto. Tho West Virginia division ho
already been consummated; but tho Time
believes tho project to "leave Now Englam
out in tho cold" has been abandoned sine
tbo lost celebration of "Forefathers' Day.
However, with bi-sectingMichigan, and tri
secting Texas, aud Brownlowing Ivist Ter
068860, thero is ouough serious business i
this diroctiou to attract attention, withoi
tho comic propositions. What will be th
up-shot of this new fever, is, of cours*
dependent nu the particular needs of euc
lu the cuso of Daniel Dechert against ll
Mayor and Council of Hngerstown, Md
for the destruction, in 18fi2, of the offieo i
tho Hngerstown Mail, a Democratic week
-of which newspaper ho was, at that tim
the editor and proprietor-a verdict li
boon given for tho plaintiff, with dsranges
$7,500. Tho office was destroyed by o im
at tb- ti?i6 ?uinriated ut a report that C<
Kcnley's regiment of Maryland volunteei
had beeu captured by the Confederates, ai
after their surrender had been massacred.
was urgued, iu the trial, that the Mayor wit
held protection when it was asked for by M
Dechert. This decision is important, at
number of COSCB of a similar character ii
now ponding in the courts against tho ci
Tho account of a contest of wits botwe
a police justice ut tho Toombs und a sun
girl, who was arraignod for stealing, mal
a good four-lino verse:
"Tho brass in your face," ho said,
"Would make a fonr-qaart skillet,"
"Your Honor's head," the girl replied,
"Hus sap cnoagh to fill it."
DKATH-BRD CONFESSION OF A MURDERESS
SHE POISONS HEB HUSBAND, CHILD AND
FATHEB-IN-IJAW.'-The township of La?
fayette, Sussex County, New Jersey, is con?
siderably exoited nt the present time ovor
some revelations made by a woman named
White, just previous to her dissolution,
which took place last Saturday. Tho par?
ticulars of her confe8Son are horrible in the
extreme, and wonld indicate that the fero?
cious spirit of Lucretia Borgia has
found another shocking parallel in these
latter days. Our correspondent writes us
that the womau White, who was ? widow,
fell a victim to consumption. Being a
member of thu Methodist Church, sho sont
for her fellow-members to attend her in her
dying hours, und stated to them that nbcut
seven years ago she poisoned her infant
child, so that it died. A year or so after,
she administered poison to her husband's
father, and he died too. Later still, on the
return of her husband from tho army, sha
lealt to him^ilso a fatal potion, and ho too
passed into the spirit laud. Tho miserable
woman has borne a good character, as also
her relatives. They are poor pooplc. Tho
only reason assigued for making this dying
declaration is that sho desired to rid her
conscience of this immenso load of crime
prior to her death.-Newark Journal.
A band of Mexican robbers, on the even?
ing of December 18, attacked tho village of
Clurksyille, Texas, nt tho mouth of tho Bio
Grande, and killed two citizens and wound?
In three years, the number of Russian
land owners in Boland hus increased forty
per cent. Moro than one-third of the land
owned by Poles in 1865, hus been confis?
cated und sold to Russians.
Tho Sultan has issued an edict liberating
Jerusalem forever from military service, and
from the payment of nny taxes levied on
account of military operations._
ALL pernoto? are hereby warned against credit?
ing my wife. MARTHA LOUISA GABLE, a?
8he has left mv lied and board without cause or
provocation. ' GODFREY GABLE,
Jan 1 th3* Lexington County.
Special Notice to Debtors.
THE undersigned particularly roquesls all per?
sona indebted to bim to come up at once and
nettle their accounts. His friends and patrons
are informed that hereafter ('ASH will bo required
in all cases. RICHARD BARRY,
_ Jan 2 S Carolina House.
ALL persons indebted to thc estate of JAM KS
S. GUION ARD, SR., deceased, are requested
to come forward and settle up; and all persona
having claims against said estate will present
thom, properly attested, to
J. S. G. MAYRANT,
Jan 1 f Qualified Administrator.
Emancipation Day-Sixth Annual Return. i.t
THE difforont male societies, and the citizens I .
generally of Richland County, are invited to
jBsemble in front nf Wavman Lodgo, in Bull street, I
THIS (Friday) MORNING, January 1, at half-past
) o'clock, when a procession will be formed, and
marched to tho A. M. E. Church, where addresses |
rvill be delivered by Hons. D. H. Chamberlain, F.
1. Mosea, jr.,T. J. Robertson, F. A. Sawyer, F. L.
. 'ardo/.a and others. Tho procession will bo uudcr
lireetion of tho Marshal ot the Day, S. B. Thomp?
son. Tho following will be the route of the pro?
cession: Up Bull street to Richland; through Rich?
land to Main; down Main to Gervais; up Gervais
to Sumter; up Sumter to the Church.
JAMES DAVIS, WALKER KENNEDY,
J. B. BYNUM. C.WASHINGTON,
J. C. FITZSIMMONS. D. WASHINGTON,
B. D. MONTGOMERY, D. GOODE.
S. STARLING, 8. B. THOMPSON,
Jan 1 2* Committee.
AYER'S CHE.il RY PECTORAL.
For Disease* of the Throat and Lungs, such as
Coughs. Colds, Whooping Cough, Bron?
chitis, Asthma and Consumption.
PROBABLY never before in the wholo history of
medicine, baa anything won ao widely and so
deeply upon tho contldcnco of mankind," as this
excellent remedy for pulmonary complaints.
Through a long s?rica of years, and among most
of tho raceaof men, it bas risen higher and higher
lu their estimatiqn, as it has become better known.
Its uniform character and powor to euro tho vari?
ous affections of tho lungs and throat, have made
it known as a reliable protector against thom.
While adapted to milder forma of disease and to
young children, it is at tho samo time tho most
effectual remedy that can bo given for incipient
consumption, and the dangerous affections of the
throat and lutins. As a provision against sudden
attacks of CROUP,' it should be kept on hand in
every faintly; and, iudeed, as all aro sometimes
BUbJ?ct to colds and coughs, all should be provided
with this antidote for them.
Although settled CONSUMPTION is thought
incurable, still great numbers of cases where the
disease seemed settled have beon completely
cured, anti the patient restored to sound health by
tho CHERRY PECTORAL. So completo is its
mastery over thu disorders of tho lunn? and
throat, that tho most obstinate of them yield to it.
When nothing else could reach them, under the
CHERRY PECTORAL they subsido and disap?
SINGERS and PUBLIC SPEAKERS lind groat
protection from it.
ASTHMA ia always relieved and often wholly
cured by it.
BRONCHITIS is generally enivd hy taking tho
CHERRY PECTORAL in small and frequent doses.
So generally are its virtue? known that wo need
not publish tho certificates of them hero, or do
moro than assure tho public that its qualities are
fii 11v maintain! d.
' AYER S AGUE CURE,
For Fetter and Ague, Intermittent Fenn; Chill
Fever. Remittent Fever, Dumb Ague, Periodical
or Bilious Feocr, tf.c., and inilcc.d ali the affections
mhich arise from malar ions marsh or miasma
Aa ita narno implies, it docs Cure, and (looa not
fail. Containing neither Arsenic, Quinino, Bis?
muth. Zinc, nor any other mineral or poisonous
substance whatovor.it in nowiso injures any pa?
tient. Tho number and imnortance of its cures in
the aguo di tricts, aro literally bojond account,
and wo believe wit Inuit a parallel in tho history of
Ague medicine. Our pride io (.'ratified by tho
acknowledgments wo receive of tho radical cures
effected in obstinate casca, and whore other reme?
dio? had wholly failed.
Cnacclimated persons, oithcr resident in, or
traveling th i or. gb miasmatic localities, will bo
protected by taking tho AOUE CURE daily.
For LIVER COMPLAINTS, arising from tor?
pidity of tho Liver, it ia an excellent remedy,
stimulating tho Livor into healthy activity.
For Bilious Disorders and Liver Complaints, it
ia an excellent reineky, producing many truly re?
markable cures where other medicines bad failed.
Prepared by Da. J. C. AYER A CO., Practical
and Analytical Chemists, Lowell, Massachusetts,
r.nd sold all round 'he world.
PRICK 91.Ot? PKH BOTTLE.
Sold by all Druggists and Doalera in Medicines
ove ry whero. Jan 1 8mo
CABII.-Onr terms are strictly cash-no
exceptions. If an advertisement is to be
inserted, band over the money; if a paper is
subscribed for, tho money must accompany
tho order-otherwise no attention will be
paid to them. This rule will be adhered to.
AH New Year's Day is usually regarded a
holiday, no paper will bo issued from this
oilier until Sunday morning.
Mr. Barry, of tho Carolina House, requests
us to extend a general invitation io his
friends, to call to-day and partake of a glass
Attention is called to tho salo of valuublc
property, by the Sheriff of Lexington Coun?
ty, on Monday next. Full particulars can
be obtained from W. S. Monteith, Esq., in
Mr. Moses is not one of tho committee
on tho Emancipation Colebrotio?, as stated
yesterday, iu an advertisement. Ho it
merely io address tho assemblage.
1809.-Miller's "Planters' and Mord?ante
Almanac*'-the old stand-by-which is nov
in the fifty-second year of its publication
lias been pjaccd before us, by Messrs. Duf
So it Chapman. It is arranged withspecia
reference to this particular section of couti
Peters' Parlor Companion for the Piule tan
\'iolin is au excellent monthly musical pub
?cation, which is fully understood and ap
predated by musicists. It is furnished a
?3 per annum, or thirty cents a copy. J
L. Peters, P. O. Box 5,429, New York, is th
BROAD COLUMNS.-?Lt tho earnest sugges
ion of several friends, wo have determiuei
o change the measure of tho Phoenix
inbstitntiug five broad columns for the si:
uirrow ones heretofore employed. Ou
.caders will lo.se nothing by the change, a
ho full amount of matter will bo furnished
vhilo, at the same time, we believe th
>aper will prosont a moro neat appearance
Nc hopo iu a short time to be enabled t
ularge the Phoenix permanently; butin th
ncautime will furnish supplements when
THE OLD YEAH.-The following line
rere suggested bv the poem in Thursday'
The old year is going, how slow beat hi
low cold arc the hands that he folds on hi
future stands by him, with eye-lids tc.11
Lud pall of "thick darkness" to fold bim t
low sadly we gather around the departin)
Ye cling to bis skirts, and beg him to sto>
Tor he holds all tho hours that passed us i
Lud to seal them against us, he bears the;
)h, Time, fold your pinions, and let tl
inst ouo lRtlo moment, till wo whisper
Then plume them aguin, aud in Got:
lict the old year find rest, whore the dyii
Chen upward, old your, mount theglistenii
Chat thousands before thee, with gladnc
Chen thou shalt stand'iu tho moon-light
[lore, in darkness and .silence, thou di?
Uko a god. S. B.
Po LITEN ESS rs BDSINESS. -There is a go
leal of sound philosophy in the followit
vhicb we extract from the column of "Wi
Si nts," in the Christian Register:
".What a pleasant thiug it is to deal w
pleasant men. How much a tono help
'/rade, reconciles you to a price, and set
you oft'with u nearer feeling of au equi
lent for your outlay. A smilo and a 'thu
yow' go a great way, and when they are
sheap, cost so little aud go so far, <
wonders that they aro so dear, and that
little of minor courtesies enter into the int
jonrso and interests of men. It is a v
pleasant thing to go out of a store with
iouso of a favor conferred. Indeed, ;
minds a attie petty evident cheating will
placid complacency, if only tho cheater ai
.ho suavity of manner aud of tone to
irt. And what an art that is which ma
you buy when you had determined not
iud reconciles you to a price you knov
ac not ouly abominable, but one you on
>ot to pay. Is there a harder thing to f
,han that very industrious store-phrase,
.hero anything elso to-day?' Only le
nan get tho right tono and manner, i
pou bavo more moral courage than rc
jeoplo, if you dou't begin to bo rat
tslmmed of tho smallness of your ordei
rour purchase, look about and rcmem
hat there is something else, and so run
?our bill or deposit your pocket-book, fi
?rant of couruge to meet a stereotyped b
less phrase-the moral history of wi
rour tormentor perfectly understands. h
neun a mun feels when, wulking homo,
oolizes tho little trick of tradn to which
HOOF-DE-DOODLE-DO.-A gentlorenn, con?
versing with a lady friend, a abort time
since, claimed, tbat be could parodize on the
hoop question any verse that she might
chooso to repeat. She accordingly selected
one from tho ' Old Sexton;" whereupon the
graoeless fellow took bis pencil aud thus
wrote upon a scrap of paper lying by:
"Nigh to a church that was uowly made
Stood a lady fair, and thus sho said
'Too bad, too bad-lhere must wait
While they measure the breadth of this open
Ahl 'tis only NINE BY MIX, I seo!
Toe narrow, lue? narrow, alas! for mo.'
And she sighed from her quivering lips so
*I cannot get in-I caunot got in!' "
THE UNITED STATES COCRT.-Hon. G. S.
Biyan providing-Wodnosdoy, Docembor
30. The following petitions for voluntary
bankruptcy wero read and referred, as fol?
William Knotti, of Lexington; J. W. .
Gordon, of Williamsburg; A. A. McDowell,
Kershaw; J. M. Muirhead, Mount Pleasant;
James L. McDowell. Kershaw; li. T. Muir?
head, St. Thomas; H. L. Benbow, Claren?
don; E. H. Barnwell, W. F. Redding,
?Charleston; C. G. Reudell, Beaufort; Wil?
liam J. Vereen, Cberaw; George Tupper,
Charleston; J. McD. Law, Sumter; P. C.
Palmer, St. John's Berkeley; F. H. Ken?
nedy, Sumter; O. D. Prentiss, Barnwell;
William S. Hudson, Sumter; T. M?D. Hud?
son, Alexander R. Knox, Charleston; R. W.
Durant, Sumter; George O. Robinson,
Charleston; A. C. Shaffer, Walterboro;
J-'cob Goldsmith. Charleston; S. W. Roque,
Georgetown; Joseph W. Seabrook, Herr &
John Hoffniau, Oraugeburg. Referred to
R. B. Carpenter, Register.
J. J. Lewis, Pendleton; James G. Gibbes,
Columbia; John A. Myers, Fairfield; J. W.
Norwood, Greenville; George W. Raser,
Andor.son; Thomas Wbitteraore, Newberry;
B. F. Yoe, Abbeville; Robert H. Williams,
Laurens; James. W. Hill, ? ^wherry; C. W.
Rawlinson, Richland; Joseph Dutchett,
Newberry; J. H. Arnold, Greenville. Re?
ferred to Henry Summer, Register.
J. T. Atkinson, Valeutine Atkinson, Jr.,
Chester; J. F. C. DuPro, Wm. C. Hunter,
T. J. McCracken, J. C. Walker, W. H.
Lawton, Abbeville. Referred to W. J.
The People's National Bunk, in re Thoa.
C. Richardson. Petition for involuntary
bankruptcy. Debtor ordered to show causo
beford 18tb January, 18G9.
Ex parte A. '?. Stewart, et al., in re Levi
Drucker. Petition for secoud meeting of
creditors. Order issued calling meeting of
creditors on 12th January.
Ex parle Strauss, Vanees k Co., and ex
parte Graeser, Lee, Smith & Co., tn re P.
S. Worsbam. Petition to establish lien.
Salo postponed to first Mouday in February.
Ex parte W. E. Huson. Petition for final
discharge. Referred to Hon. R. B. Car?
FA?>T ANO CiiEAr FEINTING.-Wo have
added a fast card press-of tho Degenor ?fe
Weiler patent-to tho machinery of the
Phonix office; and have also made additions
to our stock of fancy type, cards, pupor, etc.
Persons in want of any styles of book and
job printing, aro invited to call and examine
samples and prices. Cards printed at short
notice, and at prices varying from $3.50 to
$10 per thousand.
MAH. AEHANGKMENTS.-The post office is
open during tho week from 8}? a.m. to 6p.
m. On Sundays, from 4 to 5 p. m. The
Charleston and Western mails are open for
delivery at 5 p. m., and close at SJ? p. m.
Charleston night mail open 8)*, a. m., close
A\% p. m. Northern open for delivery
a. m., closo 2.45 p. m. Greenville open for
delivery 5 p. m., close 8)? p. m.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to tho following advertisements,
published for tho first time this morning:
Hostotter's Stomach Bittern.
Miss S. G. Huntt-School Notice.
J. S. G. Mayraut-Administrator's Notice
Richard Barry-Notico to Debtors.
Wanted to Rent a Plantation-Box 40.
A. M. Hunt-Notico to Legislators.
Ayer's Cherry Pectoral.
R. M. Wallace-Notice.
R. M. Wallace-Salo of Stills.
Hugh S. Thompson-Malo Academy.
S. M. Roof-Sheriff's Sale.
A distinguished Methodist Minister and
prominent Tempor?neo Lecturer once re?
marked that go whero ho would, from ono
end of the country to the other, ho hardly
ever failed to find PLANTATION BITTEKS, and
while ho condemned tho practice of using
these Bitters too freely, ho could not con?
scientiously say that ho wonld disenrd them
from tho side-board, for "lie himself had ex?
perienced beneficial results from their uso,
and that, from a long and closo observation,
he was convinced that when used moderately
and as a medicino exclusively, they wore
all that was recommended. At tho same
time ho wuruod his hearers not to pull the #
cork too often, for they were far too pleasant
a tonio to trifle with.
MAGNOLIA WATHE-Superior to tho best
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
tho price. ^ Jljlf3
Six divorces wero granted recently at .
Keen, N. H. At tho present rate, tho courts
will divide all tho married people of Now
Hampshire beforo long, and will then be
ready to take hold of Vermont and Massa?
The Olympic Theatre in New Orleans waa
destroyed by fire on the night of tho 23d