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COLUMBIA, 8. C.
Friday Morning. January 15, 1869.
Nonn nnd South In a. lf?*r Llgut.
Tlio tortoise may again outstrip i-he bare,
In the race for solid wealth, it .-ruins :iofc
improbable that the South may, after all,
pass the North. The former is in several
repects better fitted for the trial. It has gra?
duated in the school of adversity, and come
out- spare indeed in flesh, but with wind,
and nervo, and muscle in capital trim. The
North, ou tho contrary, has reveled in the
delights of dissipation, and shows all tho
sign? of revelry and sumptuous living. It
is sleek and finely clad, bnt with nerves uu
atrung, and pre-disposod to short breathing.
Tho Southern planter was precipitated
roughly to the bottom. He lost everything.
The labor ho had relied upon was taken
from him. The comfort in which he had
been roared suddenly vanished. He suf?
fered the pangs of poverty and despair.
Compelled to struggle for his bread, he bo?
gan life anew under ita most dispiriting as?
pects. Necessity made him thrifty, tempe
rato and industrious. Having neither
money nor credit, ho was compelled to
train his appetite to simple fare, and to
adapt his ways to circumstances of the
hardest kind. The lesson was an un?
pleasant one, but it has yielded good re?
sults. The planter of to-day is not tho
planter of ten years ago. He has learned
to work, to bny no moro thon he can pay
for, and to confine his wants within com?
paratively narrow limits. Hard times have
lost their terrors for him. They have
taught him to regulate his expenditure by
his means, and. with this lesson learned he
has little to fear. If hu hus not wealth, ho
has none of tho drawbaoks incident to its
possession. An inflated currency does not
do moralizo him; and all thc habits growing
oat of the war tend toward simplicity of
taste in food and dress. In commenting on
this subject, the Now York Times says:
"Weat the North, though more pleasant?
ly situated, cannot look on the future quite
30 complacently. Ours has for years past
boon a school of extravagance. The good,
old-fashioned habits are gone, and in their
place wo have a fondness for grand living
and graud enterprises. We have Hue houses,
magnificently furnished, with expensive
tables and costumes to match. The econo?
my we read about has been banished. Wt
get into debt one with* another, and wit!
people abroad. An inflated currency ha?
familiarized us with high prices, and th?
war expenditures of the Government witt
plenty of currency. The Government ex
penditures have ceased, but the currency
romains; and we keep up splendid appear
anees by speculation, and our spirits bj
resolutely refusing to think of danger oi
to talk of pay in real monoy. We are no
fools enough not to know that there ari
business aud financial rooks ahead, and tha
the present style of living caunot last for
over; but we deliberately prefer not to con
template theso things, or in any manner t
prepare for them. We may have togo unde
for a little, but thero is no use iu makin,
ourselves miserable before the time. It wi]
lie timo to look the evil iu the face when w
(MUnot hide from it *any longer." .
Are we wroug iu suggesting that, despit
the present apparent disparity, the Soutl
ern cotton-grower may find himself riche
tuan the Northern speculator; or in thiul
ing that in view of disorganized finance!
the North may possibly feel any futui
pinch a little more keenly than the lei
Thc reports from Paris declaro that tl
oauferenoe is gatling along harmouiousl;
and that the Turkish and Grecian Amba3si
dora are particularly amiable to each otbe
These happy circumstances inclino many t
tho belief that peace will bo preserved, au
that tho clouds of war which havo be?
obscunug tho Eastcru horizon will bo blow
away. It is to bc hoped that these sngge
tious will prove to be prophotic. Tho Eur
peau powers generally bava a very stroi
interest in the maintenance of tranquilit
and they will do their best to provenl
rupture. The most obstinate parties ha
been those which commenced the difficult
Turkey would abato nothing from tl
ultimatum, and Greece would not yield
inch. If the expected belligerents ha
determined to cool down their anger a
submit to the suggestions which shall
made to them by other nations, they hu
shown moro sense than has been manifest
hithorto in tho controversy, and thero
really some causo to hope that tho dispu
between them maybe softened down so tl
war will bo avoided.
Tho new wing of tho Treasury Dopa
meut is rapidly approaching completa
Tho throe upper stories are finished, a
carpets are now going down rcadv for occ
paney by the Internal Revenue Dopartmc
Tlie lower Hours will not be finished for t
or threo months. Tho walls of the "ct
roora*' aro to he panelod with rare st.
..neus of Italian marble. The marble \
cost ?bout $40,000. When finished, it \
bethe finest room in America, if not
the world. - .
TWENTY-NINTH DAY'S PROCEEDINGS.
WEDNESDAY. Jnnunry 13.-The Senate
1 assembled at 12 M.
The fionse sent to the Senate a co .icu r
I rent resolution rescinding the resolution
passed at this regular session depriving
members of the per diem during tho recess
-the consideration of which was ind?fi?
ni t civ postponed. And a message was sent
to tho House of Representatives, informing
that body of the action of tho Senate on
Mr. Corbin, from the Committee on the
Judiciary, to whom was referred u bill to
provide "a lien on buildiugs and lauds to
parties furnishing labor and material there?
on, reported back the same, with a recom?
mendation that the bill do pass, with
Mr. S wails, from the Committee on Rail?
roads, to whom was referred a bill to autho?
rize the consolidation of the Charlotte and
South Carolina Railroad Company and tho
Columbia and Augusta Railroad Company,
recommend that the bill do pass. Ordered
for consideration to-morrow.
The Senate, at 12.30 P. M., went into
Tho Committee on Engrossed Bills re?
ported as duly and correctly engrossed a
bill to establish a State Orphan Asylum.
Tho Committee on Engrossed Bills re?
ported as duly and correctly engrossed, and
ready for a third reading, a bill to amend
an Act to establish a Stato police. Recom?
mitted to the Committee on Military.
The Committee on Engrossed Bills also
reported as duly and correctly engrossed, a
bill to re-enact oertain Acts lending the
uamo and credit of the Stato to tho Green?
ville and Columbia Railroad Company, and
to validate the action of said Company
thereunder. Ordered to the House.
After the transaction of unimportant
business, the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
Tho House met at 12 M.
Mr. Misson introduced n bill to extend
tho powers of magistrates to imprisonment
in certain cases.
Mr. Miller introduced a resolution rela?
tive to high charges over tho ferry at Co?
lumbia, and proposing tho appointment of
a committee of live from its members tc
investigate tho case, and report to this
House at the earliest practicable hour.
Mr. Feriter introduced a bill to provide
for tho licensing of peddlers.
The Speaker laid before the House UH
resignation of J. P. F. Camp as Sergeant
at-Aruis. And Benjamin Byus was electee
to fill the vacancy.
A petition of sundry citizens Of Edgefieli
County was presented, protesting againsl
the division of the County, as proposed bj
the bill under consideration.
After the transaction of other unimpor?
tant business, the House adjourned.
G HEAT DESTRUCTION OF FRUIT THEES D
FLORIDA.-The Tampa Peninsular, in it:
edition of the 2d instant, says:
On the 25th ultimo, the thermometer wa
down os low as twenty-two degrees abov
zero, in this place, which indicated th
coldest weather over experienced in tbi
part of tho State, even by the oldest inhabi
tauts, and the damago done is very great
It was only within the last ten years tba
the people of Florida began to realize th
importance of going largely into the raisin
of tropical fruits; aud it was only withi
tho last two or thron years, the labor ix
stowed in raising fruits, began to rewar
them; but the cold came and swept over th
country with tho power of a mighty tomi
do, destroying in a few hours that whic
man bas toiled years to build up. In a fe
hours, Florida bas been damaged mil Hoi
of dollars. The orange, lemon, lime, citroi
Bua??ock, guava, mango, pineapple, BUgi
apple, in fuet, all the tropical fruits, ha>
been killed or seriously damaged. Eve
the fully matured aud ripened fruit whit
remained upon the trees, was all frozen ai
destroyed, and the trees look liko they ha1
been scorched as by n great fire. Tho pot
to crop is badly damaged, and the pen
beets, cabbage and even turnips aro kille
Butjthe cold did not censo its ravag
upon the land, but desceuded iuto t
waters-into the great deep-and caused
bo spewed therefrom, mighty jow fish ni
sharks, which wore thrown helpless upi
shorn to rot. Thousands of dead ronni
jack fish, spatio fish and others, cover t
entilo part of tho State.
Tun SECRET HISTORY OF LINCOLN'S ADJ
NISTRATION.-No administration of any Pi
sident of tho United States lian culbrae
such great ?md important events as that
Mr. Lincoln. Tho secret history of 1
administration, embracing tho privato int
views and correspoudenco with promim
individuals of nil parties and professioi
with rebels and loyalists, with mon of t
South aud of the North, with emissaries
tho rebellion and leading advocates of t
"on to Richmond" policy of conducti
tho war, would form a volume of inter
in' jst. Such a work has been uudertaV
by Ward H. Lamon, who will soon hi
it ready for the press.
Thc coroner's annual record of New Yt
city shows that in 1868 tbero wero for
eight homicides, thirty-nine infantich
and ninety-eight suicides. It notes n
818 fatai casualties. Among the latter ?
included fifteen casos of accidental pom
ings (to which, probably, several r>f the
called suicides might have been not inc
rectly added,) 1G0 deaths by drowning t
1G9 by sun-stroke.
A man nnniodKing, living in Rose Vail
Western Now York, lins had tinrty-<
children by ono wife. Such a couple
serve well of their country.
BLOODY THAOEDY AT MONTOOMEUT, TEXAS I
-FOUB MEN KILLED.-The Galveston ?Tetr?,
of the 3d instant, says:
We learn from a gentleman who resides a
fow miles from the town of Montgomery, in '?
this State, that a bloody tragedy occurred
in that place last week. Four men were
killed, and the town for a while presented
the appearance of a uattle-fleld on a small
scale. The circumstances, as near as wo
could gather them from a hasty conversa?
tion, are as follows: A desperado, whose
name we did not learn, recently appeared
in Montgomery, and in a short time made
himself odious to the citizens by bis quar?
relsome disposition. Ile gathered around
him, however, several friends, who, it
proved, lost their lives in endeavoring to
stand by him iu his difficulties. This des?
perado was also suspected of passing coun?
terfeit money, and of having been a horse
On tho day of the tragedy he rodo his
horse into tho store of Messrs. Smith Sz
Peal, and on being ordered out, ho drew his j
pistol, but before he could fire it, he was
fired upon by Mr. Smith or Peal with a j
double-barrel shot-gun. Although badly
wounded, he ran out into the street, and by
some fatality met a party of citizens who
were hunting him for the purpose of arrest?
ing him for passing counterfeit money. He
ran in another direction, wheu some one in
the party fired upon him and he fell. A
Mr. Oliver and two brothers named Mc?
Graw (who, it seems, were in the habit of
associating with the desperado) ran up to
his rescue, with pistols drawn, when they
were fired upon by the crowd, and all three
THE CHAKLLESTON HOTEL.-This widely
known and popular resort, which has been
for years the pride of Charleston, has j
undergone a change iu its management.
Mr. E. H. Jackson has assumed charge, and
will in the future provide for tho guests of |
the institution, and in this work he will be
assisted by Messrs. C. A. Millar, W. J. An?
derson and E. T. Burdell. Mr. Jackson
has lived iu this city for twenty yours past,
having been for somo timo connected with
tho establishment while it was under the
management of the elder Mr. Mixer, and
we havo no hesitation in assuring the guests
under his supervision their comfort will not
be neglected. His assistant, Mr. Millar, is
kuown to every guest who has visited tho
place for tho past sixteen years, he haviug
been connected with tho institution in va?
rious capacities dnriug that time. Mr. An?
derson and Mr. Burdell, the other assis?
tants, aro equally qualified in their respec?
tive duties, and we have 110 doubt that the
managers- will use their best endeavors to
sustain tho high reputation which the
Charleston Hoted has enjoyed for so roany
The house has been lately repaired*and
thoroughly overhauled, and is now fur?
nished with all tho luxuries aud conve?
niences of life. To the traveling public it
needs uo recommendation, enjoying as it
does a reputation second to no house of the
kind in this country. We predict for it a
successful and prosperous career under tho
administration of the new managment, who,
we aro assured, will exert their best efforts
for the comforts and convenience of its |
On Christmas night, a gentleman named
Owens, living in Clinton County, Mo., near
Platte River, gave a party, whereupon some
parties residing near Ridgely determined to
break it up. A yoong mau by the name of
Jackson got into a quarrel with a son-in-law
of Mr. Owens, named Thomas, and was
killed by the latter, being literally cut to
VALUAULE INVENTION.-Mr. Thomas H.
Mortimer, of this city, bas received letters |
patent, dated January 5, for a boat detach?
ing apparatus of his invention. It has for
its object to provide a simple, cheap and
effective device, by which boats at sea can
be instantly detached from the davit tackle
when lowered into tho water.
INCENDIARISM IN MARION COUNTY.-We
leam from the Marion Star that tho barn of
Mr. Elijah Gregg, containing about 600
j bushels of corn, was cousumed by fire on
last Wednesday night. It is supposed to
be tho work of a clan of hog thieves who
infest Mr. Gregg's neighborhood.
Tho material, type, machinery and ofiico
furniture of tho Charleston Mercury, were
disposed of. on Tuesday, at. auction, u:
purchased by different persons.
Miss Eliza F. Boyd, neting postmistress
at Manchester, S. C., died on the Otb in?
When is a blow from a lady welcome?
When siio strikes you agreeably.
rpiIE members of Columbia Social Club will
X attend a special meeting,at their Club Room,
ou SATURDAY EVENING, the 16th instant, at 8
o'clock. W. li. STANLEY, President.
HA BUT SOLOMON, Secretary. Jan 15
ku__ OF EXTRA QUALITY, can bo op
t?iuod at Stall No. 1, THIS MORNING,
jJ^Jj P.TTHE J^*1*0'' B- T" DENT
. Law Card.
THE undersigned have associated themselves as
partners, under the nanio of CARROLL,
MELTON ft MELTON, and will practico in the
Courts of Richland and the adjoining Counties, in
the Supremo Court of this State, and in the United
States Courts. J. P. CARROLL,
C. D. MELTON,
SAM. W. MELTON.
COLOMBIA, S. C.. January 12, IUC'J. Jan l-l 3
Extra Fine Apples.
A f\ BOXE8 and Barrols of tho finest SWEET
"dev/ APPLES which havo been in this city this
season. D. C. PEIXOTTO fe SON.
.lan Vt 2
|/ \ BBLS. Prime Whito KEROSENE OIL. 110
Av" fl.m teat, on hand and for sale, at reduced
prices, by the barrel and at retail, by
.Ian c, J. A T. R. AGNEW.
j PosTPONKME?rr.-We are requested to
I stato that tho salo of furniture advertised to
j take place this day, by Mr. Jacob Levin, is
postponed untU futuro notice.
The annual mooting of the Femulo Bone
! volent Society will be held in the Washing?
ton Street Ohapel, ou Monday, th* 18th
instant, at 12 o'clock.
A NATURAL CONSEQUENCE.-The Charles?
ton News asserts that lowering tho price of
gas has induced niauy who had resorted to
tho kerosene and lighf-hntusc oil lumps, to
J luy them aside.
The Jauuary number of Men y's Museum,
thc standard magazine for thc little folks, is
before as. Tho articles are well written and
many of thom beautifully illustrated. Tho
Museum is published iu Boston, by H. B.
Fuller, nt $1.50 per annum.
The Sonate in executive session bas con?
firmed tho nomination o? Mr. C. J. Stul
hr.-iud as Superintendent of the Penitentia?
ry, and Mr. Reuben Toniliuson as State
Auditor of South Carolina.
A NEW WORK FOR THE JUVENILES. - "Wild
Life Under the Equator, Narrated for
Young People," by Pani Du Cbailln;New
York, Harper & Brothers. From the dis?
coverer of the gorilla wo have here another
volume for juvenile readers. The book,
besides affording rare glimpses of the peo?
ple, topography aud natural history of
equatorial Africa, contains narratives of tho
author's adventures with elephants and
gorillas. It is embellished with numerous
well executed engravings, ?Iud will provo of
interest to adult readers. Messrs. Bryan Sc
McCartcr have presouted us with a copy.
HEAVY STOCK.-Au advertisement iu an?
other eolumu informs the public of a few
ol the articles iu the groce^f line, which
can bo obtained at tho tastily-arranged
store of Mr. Hardy Solomon, in Davis' Bow.
"Tull oaks from little acorns grow," is
verified in Mr. Solomon's case. Ho com?
menced business in Columbia at tho close of
the war, with limited means, uecompauying
a wagon on several occasions, wo believe, to
aud from Charleston, with articles to supply
tho wants of his customers; aud by close
attention bas built up rt business secoud to
none in tho city. As ho claims to sell at
reasonable rates, ut wholesalo as well as re?
tail, merchants from the country and
consumers in the city would do well to in?
spect his stock. .
THE LADIES' BENKVOLENT SOCIETY FOR ?UE
SICK POOR OF COLUMBIA.-The annual meet?
ing of this much needed charitable associa?
tion takes place on Monday next. On the
occasion all its members aro earnestly in?
vited to attend, and those who cannot do
so, it is hoped, will not fail in sending in
tho small amount of their annual subscrip?
tion-(Si) one dollar. It is hoped the
society will receive many additions to its
list of membership. Impoverished as this
community has been and still is, surely there
aro few who cannot spare ono dollar a year
for tho poor. Not for the welt poor-for thc
poor who are able by daily work to earn at
least their daily bread, but for tho sick
tho dyiug poor-aro tho alms of this society
strictly appropriated. Wben well enough
to work, no matter how poor, they are nc
longer recipients of its bounty, and thoro
can possibly exist no imposition in the be
stowment of theso alms; for tho city divided
into wards, with visiting committees ap?
pointed for each, individual cases aro thus
seen into before relieved. For thc moana
at its disposal, no system of charity CUE
possibly do moro unqualified good than
this; and plausible objections against othoi
public charities cannot, by auy possibility
bo made to this, and no excuso for uot giv?
ing, can ho predicated of tho character of
this unobtrusive hut most efficient charity,
Our city pastors and physicians well know
from tho scenes of wnut und woo they an
compelled to witness, how much this "Gooi
Samaritan" society has accomplished in th?
past, for tho relief of mauy ready to perish
It is tho oldest benevolent society in th
city; wo hopo it will never dio out, for no
only "the poor wo have always with us,'
but tho sick poor. Any contributions iron
gentlemen or ladies, not desiring to becom
actual subscribers, will be thankfully re
ceived by tho Treasurer. We hope this np
peal will not bo mado in vain.
CASH.-Our terms aro strictly cash-n
oxceptions. If an advertisement is to b
inserted, hand over the money; if a paper i
subscribed for, tho money must nccompan,
thc order-othorwiso no attention will b
paid to them. This rule will ho adhered tc
FAST AND CHEAP PRINTING.-Wo hav
added a fast curd press-of tho Degenor .
Weiler putout-to tho machinery of th
Plum ix office; and have also made addition
to our stock of fancy type, cards, paper, etc
Persons in want of any styles of book an
job printing, aro invited to call and oxamin
samples and prices. Cards printed at abor
notice, and at prices varying from $3.50 t
$10 per thousand.
MAIL. A im ANO KM KN TS.-The post office is
open during the week from H}..2 n. m. to Gp.
m. On Sundays, from 4 to ft p. m. Tho
Charleston and Western mails are open for
delivery at 5 p. m., and close at p. m.
Charleston night mail open 8}.j n. m.. close
4?? p. m. Northern open for "deli very 8"-^
H. m., close 2.4? p. m. Greenville open for
delivery f> p. m., cloRe 8'.; p. ni
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is culled to the following advertisements,
publisher} for the first time this rooming:
Hardy Solomon-Fresh Groceries.
Hostetter's Stomach Hitters.
I. Slllzbooher-Watches, Jewelry, Ac.
W. B. Stanley-Meeting Social Club.
E. E. Jackson-Fresh Garden Seed.
B. T. Dent-Stall-fed Beef.
D. C. Peixotto it Son-Auction.
NEW YORK, Joly 1, 1868.-DEAR SIB: In
your paper of last week you or one of your
correspondents say that Dr.- is not
tho originator of the celebrated PLANTATION
BITTERS, and that they were manufactured
and sold by one Pedro Martelle, an old
Spaniard, in tho Island of St. Thomas, over
forty yenrs ago, ns every old sea captain can
testify. No?.', cir, I c.vo certify to the above
as beiug true, for I havo followed the sea
for over forty years, most of tho time doing
business with the West Indies. These samo
Bitters, differently put up and named,
were brought to my notice on my drat trip
to the Island of St. Croix for a cargo of
rum, and for years and yenrs after my ship's
stores wero never without them. I always
supplied my family and many of my neigh?
bors with them, and can truly say a botter
Bitters and Tonio is not made in all the
world. Yours, truly,
CAPT. HENRY WENTZ.
MAGNOLIA WATER-Superior to tho best
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
the prieo. J15Ut3
I. S UL Z BA CHES,
Watches, JEWELRY, Spectacles. Etc.,
NEXT noon TO PIIO:NIX OFFICK,
MAIN STREET, COLUMBIA, S. C.
CJ52 THE undersigned has on hand,
If?/^BStand is constantly roceiving, /Jjjj
???i?i?ff^^couiple:e assortment of GOODSC
in tho above line, and will dispose of them at\HJ
fair prices. As he is a practical jeweler, his arti?
cles can be depended upon. His stock of SPEC?
TACLES is unsurpassed, and suited to any age or
eye. Give bim a call and inspect bia stook.
L SULZ BACHER,
Jan 15 Sign of tho Green Spectacles.
pr (\ B13LS. PINK-EYE PLANTING POTATES,
Ow just rccoivod and for sale by
Jan 14 _ _J. AJT- R- AOjqaW.
db .> PC AA NEW STATE BONDS.
vto^.DUU $0,000 State Stock.
-Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad
Bonds. GREGG, PALMER A CO.
Landreth's Garden Seeds
EVERY variety of Fresh and Reliablo SEEDS.
Tho reputation of those Seeds aro too well
known to need any praise. Just received at
Jan 10 t2mo*_ E. POLLARD'S.
Bloomsdale Garden Seeds-Grown by David
THE unexampled demand, and incroasing repu?
tation, or Landreth's SEEDS, attests thoir
superiority over all other kinds. Years have
rolled up a long lino of testimonials in favor of
Iiis Soods, as being always reliable and of war?
ranted quality. The subseiibers have a full lino
of Seeds, for sale wholesale and retail.
Jan l:t FISHER A METNITSH. Druggists.
i"**.AA PAIRS STRAIGHT AND TWISTED
Ov/U TRACE CHAINS. Also, a full supply of
i Halter, Breast, Fifth, Tongue, Lock and Coil
! Chains, on hand and for sale low by
j Janli J. A T. R. AGNEW.
Dissolution of Copartnership.
rilli E partnership heretofore existing under tho
JL namoof FISHER A LOWRANCE ia this day
dissolved, by mutual cuisent.
E. H. FISHER.
.Ianl2 H. N. LOWRANCE.
ACOPARTNERSHIP has this day been entered
into between FISHER A LOWRANCE and
JOHN FISHER, former President Branch Bank of
tho State of South Carolina, under tho namo and
style of FISHER, LOWRANCE A FISHER.
3 F.. n. FISHER,
lt. N. LOWRANCE.
Jan 12 JOHN IIS H ER.
CREDITORS a.id DEBTORS of tho hrm of
FISHER St LOWRANCE will mako sottlcmont
with the undersigned.
Jan 13 FISHER. LOWRANCE A FISHER.
TnE office for tho receipt of TAXES is open,
over Hope's Store, on Richardson stroet.
Office bonis from 'J to 2 o'clock, and from 3 to 4
o'clock P. M.
I All porsons failing to pay their Taxes on or be
foro tho 24th of January, 1809, will bo dealt with
according to law. AU executions lodged in the.
SherifTs Office will bo found in tho County Trea
! suror's Office for Collection.
Jan 10 County Treasuror.