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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tuesday Morning. January 26, 186V.
The New York TYibune calls upon the Re?
publicans in Congross to give the country
a seonre and lasting peace, by joining
hands with the Southern land-holders, mer?
chants, men of property, and all who are
incline J to industry and thrift, on the sim?
ple and comprehensive platform of "uni?
versal amnesty and impartial suffrage. "
The most significant paragraph in the arti?
cle is this;
"We on treat the white Republicans of the
South to consider well the position of the
blacks. Most of these live on the lands of
?conservatives,' otherwise rebels in the
past; three-fourths of them either work for
those rebels or till their lands on shares; and
all of them are connected by early associa?
tions and life-long intimacy with those who
once owned and still employ, or at least
shelter thom. So long as thc socially domi?
nant race were leagued to deny political
rights to their former chattels, it was easy
to rally the most of these latter to vote as
the law of self-preservation dictated; but
from the moment in which the late masters
abandon this attitude for one of frank re?
cognition and cheerful concession of the
rights o? thu blacks, all this must inevitably
and utterly be changed. Between a stranger
and 'ole masse'-especially when the hitter
happens to be a gentleman-it is just as
certain that the latter will have most in?
fluence with the great body of industrious,
frugal, docile negroes, as that water will
run down hill. For a year or two, distrust
of sodden conversions and the force of
party discipline may keep most blacks vot?
ing as they began ; but every day's observ?
ance of good faith and fair dealing on the
part of tho plantation aristocracy, will bring
moro and moro of the blacks over to their
side, until the great body of them will bo
found 3Uouting and voting with the bettor
portion of thoir late masters. It wore ns
idle to hopo to resist this as to fight against
a thaw in March or blossoms iu May!"
How Loxa WILL COTTON KEEP?-Loiter
iug by chance in tho office of n well known
firm long in thc cotton trade, wo were per?
fectly astonished, both as to the length of
time for which our staple may be preserved
and by tho original fiunucial policy pursued
by our farmers. A grand-sou of a life-long
farmer was advised orally of the consign?
ment of a certain number of bales, on ac?
count of grand-pere. The question was
asked: "Is it this year's crop, or when was
it grown?" No! it is in good order and
beautiful cotton, that, has been on hand
since 1839. The ancient date referred to
startled H6 and lcd to the inquiry, why has
it been held so long? Tho reply was, "Well
i don't know, but cotton will keep if shel?
tered, and it is always cash when you waut
it." An appealing look to tho venerable
senior of the firm called forth, "That is so.
That is his policy. I've known him longer
than the period mentioned, und havo sold
his cotton every year. I know that he keeps
cotton as cash ; and I have sold it only a
year since, grown in the year mentioned."
This was not only novel as a financial policy,
but provokes tho inquiry how long may cot?
ton be preserved?-Augusta Chronicle.
TIME DOES IT.-Time has a wonderful
power in taking tho conceit out of persons.
When a young man first emerges from the
schools and enters upon the career of life, it
is painfully amusing to witness his self-suf?
ficiency; be would have all the world to un?
derstand that be has "learned out;" that ho
is master of all knowledge, and can unravel
mysteries. Hut as he grows older he grows
wiser; he learns that he knows a great deal
less than lie supposed he did; und by the
time hetrenches the three-score years, he is
prepared tn adopt, as his own, the sentiment
of John Wesley: "When I was young I was
sure of everyfhing; in a few years, having
been mistaken ?i thousand times, I was not
half as surt? of most things as I was before.
At present, I am hardly sure of anything
bul what God has revealed lo man. *
A correspondent in the New York Times
relates tho circumstances of an order to Gen.
Banks to supersede dienend Grant shortly
before the fall of Vicksburg; that Banks re?
fused to obey, &c. Ho does not say who
issued tho order, but mentions that it was
not long after Chant becamn aware for the
first timo (about five weeks ago) of tho ex?
istence of the order, that Mr.'Stanton an?
nounced his intention to retire from public
lifo. In connection with this, bj* way of
throwing light upon tho case, it may be
stated the papers show that the order to su?
persede Grant was issued by direction of
Cuban despatches show that matters have
reached a crisis in that island. Tho events
>it I he Villa Neu va theatre in Havana, on
friday night, shows that the disaffection ex?
tends to every part of tho once ''Ever-faith?
ful Isle," and hail only been pent np by the
presence of a formidable military force. If
this Havana disturbance should assume any?
thing like respectable proportions, the fate
of the island will no longer he a problem,
and wo look for nothing else. Oaptain
General Dulce will bo a prisoner of war in
less than a week, or bo compelled to ac?
quiesce in tho inevitable destiny of the coun?
try. We shall await further news with in?
lu a French town a man was lately tried
for manslaughter, having smothered his wife
by bugging her too rapturously. The ovont
g.ves au opposition p.ipor a chance to liken
it to the love certain governments show for
Tho shadow of a tree made by tho moon
WHS found photographed in water which
froze during the night, lately, in Maine.
An Ordinance to Baise ' Supplies for the
Be it Ordained by the Mayor and Alderman of
the City of Columbia, in Council assembled, and
by the authority of the same. That a tax to cover
tho period from January 1st, 1869, to January lat,
1870, for tho sums and in the manner hereinafter
mentioned, shall bo raised and paid into the pub
lie treasury of the said city, for tho use ?nd ner?
vi co then tt.
SECTION 1. That is to say, ono dollar on every
$100 of the assessed value of real estate, lying
within the limits of said city; and tho value of all
taxable real estate within tho city of Columbia,
shall be assossod by tho City Assessor.
Sac. 2. Fifty cents upon ovory $100 of sales of
goods, wares and merchandize, embracing eales
of all articles of trade, for bartor or exchango,
shall bo paid quarterly, which ?hall bo made by
merchant?, traders and doalors within tho city of
Columbia from tho 1st day of January, 1809, to tho
1st day of January, 1870: Prnnided, That all
merchants and others whoso sales of good?, waros
and merchandize shall exceed $50,000 for the year
I860, shall pay one dollar only, on every $1.000 of
BEC. 3. There shall bo paid, quarterly, ono por
cont, upon all sales at auction, on all goods and
cbattels^nd one-half per cent, on sales at auc?
tion of an real estate and stocks ? ' over; descrip?
tion: Provided, That no tax shall t levied on any
salon at auction si ado by ordor of ??ourtor process
SEC. 4. Thore shall bo paid, quarterly, by all
merchants or others, one per cont, on all goods,
wares and merchandize sold on consignment; two
per cont, on tho premiums of each and every in?
surance company or agent thereof. The refusal
or neglect to make regular quarterly returns, or
pay the tax thereon to tho City Clerk, shall subject
tho parties who shall so neglect or refuse, to a
fina of two dollars per day, for such refusal or
SEC. 5. There shall bo paid three dollars on each
and every horse, mare, stallion, gelding aud mulo,
kept or used within tho city of Columbia, or sold
by tradors or their agonts; besidos, tho following
tax on vehicles, viz: Upon each four-wheel ploa
suro carriage or barouche, drawn by two or more
horses, twelve dollars; upon each carriage, buggy,
baroucho, gig or sulky, (not used for biro,) drawn
by ono horse or mole, six dollars; upon each vehi?
cle used for tho breaking or exhibiting of horses
or mules, ten dollars; upon each carriage or hack
drawn by two horses, and run for hire, fifteen dol?
lars; upon each one-horse buggy, gig or sulky,
kept or run for biro, eight dollars; upon each four
horso wagon, twenty dollars; upon each two-borso
wagon, fifteen dollars; upon each one-horse wagon,
cart or dray, ten dollars; upon each expics?
wagon, $100; upon each and every (minibus or
stace, twenty-five dollar?; Provided, That no?
thing herein contained ?hall be construed to ex?
tend to wagon?, carts or other vehicles, going to
or from market, and owned by non-residents of
said city. Fach livery ?table keeper or agent for
tho sale of horses or mule?, shall be subject to the
samo penal! v for not making propel quarterly re?
turns ou oath, as designated in section -I of this
SEC. (J. No person shall let or hire any wagon,
cart or dray, or other carriage, or run any oiuui
lnn, stage, hack or other carriage, for the traii?
porlation of goods or passengers, within the limit B
of said city, without having first obtained a badge
from tho City Clerk, to l<e placed on ?onie conspi?
cuous part of th*- vehicle, under a penalty of live
dollars for each and every day that such vehicle
shall be so run; to be recovered i>y information
before thc Mayor, or any one of the Aldermen of
SEC. 7. That each and every person, between
tho ageo of 18 and 50 years, liable lo work twelve
days tu each year, on tho streets of said city, may
and shall bo excused from tho performance of thia
duty, by the payment of three dollars to tho City
Clerk. On failure to pay tho said sum of three
dollars, at tho time or payment of their general
tax, shall, when summoned to do so, bo required
to work upon tho streets of the said city for full
twelve days, undor tho direction of tho overseer
of tho streets. Any person refusing or neglecting
to obey tho summons, shall bo linod two dollars
for each day's neglect of tho same; tobo recovered
by information before the Mayor and Aldermen,
lu Council assembled. And it abai! be tho duty of
the City Clerk and of tho Chief of Police, to re?
port to tho said Mayor and Aldermen, all default?
ers under either of the clauses of this section.
Sr.c. 8. That for a license to retail spirituous
liquors in quantities less than a quart, the sum of
$150 per annum ?hall be paid in advance; fer a
license to sell spirituous liquors in quantities of a
quart or more, tho sum of $75 per annum shall bo
paid in advance; and for a license to sell lager
boer, ale, porter, or other malt liquors, lu quanti?
ties less than ono cpi art, the sum of $25 per an?
num, shall be paid in advance: 1'rovidvd, That
tills section shall not be construed to include
malt liquors sold in original packages as prepared
by tho manufacturer. No license for the salo ol
spirituous or malt liquors shall he granted for a
less period than six months, the receiver of each
license to pay to the City Clerk the sum of two
dollars for such license. And provided further,
That the granting or withholding of licenses, in
each particular case, will be at tho discretion ol
tho City Council.
Sec. 0. That for thc privilege of establishing
and keeping a junk shop within the limits of saiil
city, tho sum of fifty dollars per annum, ?hall bc
paid in advance. Application to bo made to thc
(Mtv Council for a license for that purpose.
SEC. 10. There shall bo paid two per cent, upoi
tho incomes of all brokers and bunker? transact'
mg bu?incss within the limits of said city, anc
? Uvo per cent, upon all incomes derived fron
commission business, of the practico of profes
sion?, within nald limits, including the professioni
of law, physic, dentistry and architecture, to bi
SEC. ll. lt shall not be lawful for any vi ador 0
patent medicines or other articles of merchandise
who aro non-residents of said city, to sell thei
wares or merchandize within its corporate limits
without first having obtained a license to do so
' and paving in advance to the City Clerk such sun
us tho Mayor may assess for said license.
SEO. 12. Inasmuch as many transient dealers
lither as principals or agents, make salos o
goods, wares and merchandize, by samplo o
otherwise, within tho limits of said city, all sucl
persons shall make a return, under oath, to th
?'ity Clerk, and pay a tax ol'ono per cent, thereon
For failure or neglect to comply with this sect io
of thc ordinance, such p< rson or persons ?hall l>
fined not less than twenty-five dollars for cac!
and every OUVllCO.
Sr.c. 13. Thor?' ?hall be paid I wo dollars npoi
each and every dog, by the person or persons Ol
whose premises tho dog in kept; and tho police i
tho lily of Columbia are. hereby authorized an
required to seize and contine every dog foun
running at large, and not having on the cit
badge or collar for tho current vear. And fe
every dog BO taken up by the police, two dollar
additional shall be paid for tim release of th
SEC. 41. No equestrian or thean ioal performanc
or other exhibition for gain, shall bo held in th
city of Columbia, without a license from th
Mayor thereof, first had and obtained, and th
payment in advance to the City Clerk of fiftv do
hus for each and every equestrian exhibitiot
and snob sum as tho Mayor may assess fe
theatricals or other exhibitions for gain, un
each and every person exhibiting for gain, witt
out first having obtained said license, and th
payment of said tax in advance, ?hall be Unod i
a sum not less than doublo tho amount of sai
tax, in manner hereinbefore provided for th
imposition of lines and forfeitures.
SEO. 15. That an annual tax of fifty dollars sha
be paid upon each and every bagatelle, pool <
keele or billiard-table, and upon ?very bowling
saloon, nino or ten-pin alloy, or pistol gallery, si
up for public use- -whether used or not-koj
within tho limits of said city; ind the sum of $11
shall bo paid in advance for a license to koop C
hav a cock-pit within the limits of said oity; an
no liceuBo for euch cock-pit ?ball be granted for
any tim? within the flscalyoar, fora leaa sum than
$100: Provided, That no person or persons shall
open any one of the placea of amueercent men?
tioned in thia section, until he ot they shall have
obtained a lioenae for that purpose from the City
Connoil, and shall have entered hito bond, with
two or more good securities, to the Maror and
Aldermen, in the som of $500, conditioned to ob?
servo the laws of the State and city, and particu?
larly the laws against retailing. Any person
opening Buoh establishment, within this city,
without having first obtained tho license and
given bond as aforesaid, sholl bo aubjeot to a fine
not exceeding fifty dollars for each day such
estabiishment shall be kept opened or used; klao,
that Buch placo shall bo considered and is herjby
declared to bo a nuisance, and liable to be abaicd
8EC. IC. That each and every tenant or occupant
of any real estate, upon whoso premises water is
brought by pipoa, or otherwise, from tho city
reservoir, ahall pay to the City Clerk, at tho same
timo with tho other taxca imposod by this ordi?
nance, Buch sum as may bo assessed by tho Com?
mittee on tho Water Works. And any owner or
his agont, or occupant of any real catato, upon
whoso premises water is brought from tho city
reservoir, failing to make a report of tho hydrant
or hydrants used by him, her or by any tenant or
occupant on such premises, shall be "liable to a
fine of double tho amount of the assessment lovied
SEC. 17. Each and overy express company trans?
acting business within "tho limits of said city,
Khali make quarterly returns of their gross re?
ceipts, and pay ono per cont, on tho amount of
such returns at tho end of each quarter.. Each
and every tolograph company shall, in like man?
ner, mako quarterly returns of their gross re?
ceipts, on which returns shall bo paid a tax of one
SEC. J8. Each ami everj hotel, private board?
ing-house or house of entertainment, receiving
transient travelers, and each public eating-houso
or saloon, shall pay a tax of one-half per cent,
upon their gross receipts, to bo paid quarterly.
Each barber shop shall pay a tax of three dollars
for each quarter in advance. All newsp pera,
published m said city, e h all pay a tax of ono per
cent, on their gross receipts, to be paid quarterly.
SEC. 19. Each and every cotton prosa and cotton
gin, within tho corporate limits of said city, shall
bo required to procure a license for tho name from
the City Clerk, and ahall pay twenty-five dollars
per annum in advance.
SEC. 20. All pcrsouB who shall enclose any streets
or part of stroHts lu the city of Columbia, by and
with consent of the Council, shall pay ."an annual
tax of live dollar-" on any streu) ur part of any
street BO enclosed, or snell other price or ?um HS
may bo fixed ami deli ruiim d by the Council; but
each street or part of any stitcl so endue od hv
t Ito consent of Council, may at uny time be opened
by the order of the said Council, any thing to the
contrary herein notwithstanding.
SEC. 21. And be i'. further ordained. That if any
person or persons Khali rail, neglect or refuse to
make a return to the City Clerk, on oath, of all
his, ber or their taxable properly, income, sales,
receipts or other things taxed by this Ordinance,
on or before thu first tlu\ of .Match next, such per?
son or perso* s shall Ix i hen assessed by thc As?
sessor for all bis. her or their property or other
things taxed by thia ordinance, according to the
best information which he can obtain of the value
td such taxable proportv: and Mich person or per?
sons wini shall fail, ni gleet or refuse to make a
return as aforsaid, or pay the tax thereon, on or
before thu 15th day oT Mardi tn-xt, shall be subject
to, and pay, in addition to said tax, five uer ceut.
on thc whole amount of his, lier or tin ir tax, as
imponed by this Ordinance; and the said Clerk is
hereby required to collect and receive tint taxes
ami dues levied and imposed by this () dhiance,
aud all arrears of former taxes and i ties, and
make a return thereof, and of all persons who
shall then bo in delimit, to the Mayor mid Alder?
men, on tho 15th day of March next.
SEO. 22. And be it further ordained. That thc
said Mayor and Aldermen , hall issue their execu?
tion against each and every person who shall
bo reported by tho said Clerk to have failed,
neglected or refused to mako returns, or pay tho
taxes imposed by this ordinance, within tim time
herein prescribed: which said execution Bhall be
lodged with the SlierilV of Richland County, to be
collected according to the provisions of tho Acts
of the General Assembly in such cases made and
bono and ratified in Council assembled, under tho
Corporate Seal of the city of Columbia, '.his nine
teeth dav of January, Anno Domini one thou?
sand ci,,-lit hundred and sixty-nine.
JOHN MCKENZIE, Mayor.
J. S. MCMAHON, City Clerk.
- - THE undersigned has received and
t^g^' iga will keep on hand a supply of those
celebrated PEBBLE GLASSES, with stodfraniea,
at thc low rate of fl per pair.
Jan 2(1 3 L B?LZBAOBER.
Diamond Hams, &c.
TIERCES ' Davis Jr." DIAMOND HAMS, the
Tierces "Orange" brand Hams-a good at tide,
" breakfast Bacon, Ac, received and for
salo by C. II. BALDWIN.
CITT CI.EBK'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, January 25, 18t?9.
MERCHANTS and others who have neglected
to pay their quarterly taxes on Sales, Ac.
aro notified that Executions for tho collection ot
the same will be placed in tho hands of tho She?
riff on or before tho 1st of FEBRUARY next.
Jan 20 6 J. S. McMAHON\ City_C]erk.
Entaw Encampment No, 2,1. 0. 0. F.
T-^fr, THE regular Meeting of
B^at? this Encampment will be
mi?S?WWBEFhold/THIS EVENING, at
7 o'clock, at Masonic Hall. Each and every mem?
ber is urgently requested to attend promptly for
the transaction of important business.
Hy order of thu C. P.
Jan 2fi 1 C. F. HARRISON. Scribe.
Notice to Creditors !
ALL persons having accounts against the State
Penitentiary, for material, Ac, furnished, will
present tho same to Wm. Leo, Clork S. C. P., at
the Superintendent's Office, on or beforo FRIDAY
next, tho 20th instant. Those accounts will in?
clude the 22d of Januarv, 18G1).
THOS. B. LEE, Ju.,
Late Eng'r and Arch't and Act'g Supt 8. C. P.
Jan 20 1
Sale for Foreclosure of Mortgage.
AS tho Attorney of HENRY 0. DAVIS, (of Fair?
field,) and by authority in mo vested by deed,
bearing date 20th Docember, 180G, I will sell, to
tho highest bidder, for casu, at Ridgeway, on
WEDNESDAY, the 24th of FEBRUARY next, at 1
P. M., a tract of LAND, situate in the County of
Fairfiold, containing 1,900 Acres, moro or ?c6s,
bounded by lands of E. W. Davis, J. R. Thomas,
N. Rhine, G. R. Hunter and others, and tho track
of tho Charlottoand South Carolina Railroad-raid
sale being to forecloao a mortgage given me by
tho said Henry C. Davis, of tho said tract.
Jan 26 Feb 2 'J ARTHUR W. AUSTIN.
BAUN BURNT.-Wo regret to learn of tho
loss, by fire, of tho barn of N. 8. Harris,
Esq., at Clinton, containing corn, fodder,
&a. Tho origin of tho liro is unknown, but
supposed to have been accidental. Wo
learn that tho freedmen of the town exerted
themselves heroically to suppress aud pre?
vent tho extension of the flames.
B. S. James, r.sq., President of the Lau?
rens Railroad, has furnished ns with the one
thing necessary for traveling over bis road
a * 'complimentary. "
Mf. I. Sulzbacher is determined that his
light Bhall not be hidden under a bushel.
In addition to liberal advertising in the
Phoenix, he has erected a monster imitation
watch in front of his establishment.
Many thanks to Mrs. D. A. Moore for the
truly welcome present sent us yesterday
several bottles of most excellent tomatto
catsup. We have a particular fondness for
the article, and our stock had completely
The Daily Carolina Observer is the title of
anew paper, just issued in Charlotte, N. C.,
by an association of printers-Smith, Wat?
son k Co. We wish the new concern better
luck than has fallen to the lot of many simi?
lar enterprises in that go-ahead town.
The Land We Love, for February, con?
tains seventeen nrticles of unusual merit.
The leader is from that old hero, Gen. Ju?
bal Early. "Concentrative Immigration" is,
a powerful article on a most important sub?
ject. "Women and the lives Women"
is au eloquent rebuke of tho misrepresenta?
tions of the sex, by a Missouri authoress of
reputation. Besides this, there are histori?
cal and biographical sketches, ornithology,
Gction and poetry.
The Riverside Magazine, which com?
menced the new year with an increased
store of attractions, shows great spirit aud
.'shuess iu the. new number ou our table,
lt is edited with untiring diligence and ex?
cellent judgment, and numbers on its list of
contributors several of tho most successful
writers for the younger folk in thu country.
The embellishments are of a superior order,
and both the costume and contents of the
Riverside commend it to a welcome greeting
from the household circle. It is published
in New York, by Hurd & Houghton.
.Jesus of Nazareth-His Life and Teachings;
founded on the four Gospels, and illus?
trated by referenco to the manners, cus?
toms, religions subjects and political in?
stitutions of his Times. By Lyman Ab?
This beautiful .iud highly entertaining
work, which has just come from tho press
of Messrs. Harper & Brothers, of New York,
will prove of rare interest to the Biblical
reader, and tho seeker after truth, as well as
thc lover of historical romauce. It is, in
fact, a well written history, and contains
numberless illustrations by Dore, Do La?
roche, Finn, and other eminent artists.
Messrs. Bryan k MeCarter have presented
us a copy.
BUHNS' BIRTH-DAY.-Tho 110th anniver?
sary of the birth of Scotia's bard was cele?
brated by the Burns Club, of this city, last
night, in Mr. McKenzie's saloon. About 9
o'clock, the tables were surrounded, Mr.
Wm. Sloane pronounced a blessing, and
business commenced. To say that every?
thing was prepared iu excellent style, would
be but faint praise, and tho Lord Mayor's
skill aud reputation tn that line is too well
kuown to require it. Tho bill of faro em?
braced a list of articles, of which the fol?
lowing may bc regarded tho principal* ones:
baked fish, oyster patties, roast turkey, wild
duck, partridges, baked aud boiled ham,
venison steak, tongue, mutton pies, chicken
and lobster salad, calf-foot jelly, vegetables,
cakes, tarts, meringues, etc., wines and
Scotch whiskey ad libitum. The hoad of the
room was graced by a tastefully-executed
picture of Scotland's national emblem-thc
thistle-surrounded by the motto, "Neme
me impune lacesset" painted by a young lady
artist. After sufficient timo had been al?
lowed to discuss the good things, the Presi?
dent announced the regular toasts, each ol
which was responded to in song or senti
mont; but as the "wee sina' hours ayant thc
twal" had been reached before they wen
concluded, wo aro compelled to post pom
their publication until to-morrow.
FAST AND-CHEAV PRINTING.-We hav<
added a fast card press-of tho Degener ?
Weiler patent-to the machinery of tin
Phamix office; aud have also made addition
to our stock of fancy type, cards, paper, etc
Persons in want of any styles of book am
job printing, aro invited to call and examin
samples and prices. Cards printed atshor
notice, and at prices varying from Si}.50 ti
S10 per thousand.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The post oflico i.
open during tho week from 8)^ a. m. to f> p
m. On Sundays, from 4 to 5 p. m. Tin
I Charleston and Western mails are open foi
delivery at 5 p. m., and closo nt 8>? p. m,
Charleston night mail open 8>? a. m., dosi
?% p. m. Northern open for delivery ?
p. m., oloso 12 m. Greenville open forde
livery fi p. m., close 8% p. m.
CASH.-Oat terms ato strictly cash-no
exceptions. If an advettisement is to bo
insetted, hand ovet the money; if a paper is
subscribed for, the money must accompany
j tho order-otherwise no attention will bc
paid to them. This rule will b adhered to.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.- Special attention
is called to tho following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
C. H. Baldwin-Diamond Hams, Ac.
City Ordinance to Raise Supplies for 1860.
I. Sulzbucher-Pebble Glasses.
Thos. B. Loe, Jr.-Notice to Creditors.
Meeting Eutaw Encampment No. 2.
Arthur W. Austin-Salo of Mortgage.
J. S. McMahon, City Clerk-Notice.
AFFAIRS IN ARKANSAS.-Tho following
letter-for the truth of which wo can vouch
will show the terriblostate of affairs existing
in Arkansas, under tho rule of Gov. Clay?
ton's militia It is from the brother of an
bid and respected resideut of Columbia:
"MEMPHIS, January 20.- * * * You
have heard of tho conduct of Gov. Clayton's
militia in Arkansas. They have hud waste
n large portion of ?he State, and destroyed
more property man the Federals did during
the war. It -will take ono or two years to
restore the county to what it was before
they made the raid through it. The militia
have no respect for persons or property, and
have committed several rapes in the County
in which I live-ono at my own house, upon
the persou of tho wife of Mr. K.-who was
loft in charge. I ara afraid to return
home, as the militia say they will kill me. I
am entirely destitute of money."
Mr. James Harley, un eighty-year old citi?
zen of Oraugoburg, died last week.
Tho custom house at Kio Janeiro has been
entirely destroyed by fire.
A defalcation of 8-10,000 is reported in
the Fourth New Jersey Collection District.
A boiler exploded at Newark, on Satur?
day, killing one person and wounding
Three children named Thorn wore burn?
ed to death in the Eastern District of Now
York, on the morning of tho 21st.
A colored man named Ben. Jones, and an
unknown white mau, had a difficulty in Cal?
houn street, Charleston, on Sunday night,
when the former was stabbed in the neck
and killed. The case is under investiga?
SUDDEN DEATH.-Mr. Earnest L. Hart, a
native of England, died -in Charleston, on
Saturday, from hemorrhage of tho lungs.
The attack was so sudden and fatal that ho
died before his clothes could be taken off.
Mr. Hart was about thirty years of age and
leaves a young widow to mourn his loss.
The Colonel and Quartermaster of an Ohio
regiment have just been made to disgorge
sottio seventeen bonds issued by tho city of
Savannah, in aid of railroads, which they
stole from tho Stato Bank of South Caro?
lina, at Camden, during Sherman's march.
NEW DEVELOPMENTS.-Under this head,
tho Atlanta .Constitution, of Wednesday,
says: "Parties arrived here yesterday and
identified tho man Perkins alias Grant, ar?
rested by Capt. Ed. Murphy on the 28th
ult, ns the mau that made a run on [a
Charleston bank in November, 18G7, and on
a Savannah bankin March, 1808, for81,000,
and ou a Kansas city bank for $3,500.
Trains on tho Ccutral Pacific Railroad are
running on schedule time to Carlin, Nevada,
six hundred miles from San Francisco.
Track layers aro at Humboldt Canon,
twenty-five miles further East. No interrup?
tion hus occurred from snows so far, tho
twenty-two miles of snow-sheds at tho sum?
mit of the Sierras wording satisfactorily.
It is with much regret that we chronicle
tho destruction by lire of thc dwelling of
our friend, Mr. Wm. St. J. Mazyck, at his
plantation, Haggley, on Waccutnaw. From
what we can learn, the fi rei was discovered,
on Thursday last, in the course of the
morning, when nias, it was too late to save
tho handsome and time-honored mansion, .
formerly thc homo of that benefactor and
true patriot, tho lamented Weston.
[ Oeorgeto uni Tim es.
From tho Union County correspondent
of tho Yorkville Enquirer, we learn tho sad
death of Daniel Cicero JelTeries, sou of
Barnuel Jeffries, Esq. Tho lad was playing
' in some cotton in tho gin-house, and crept
into a hole in the cotton-pile, to keep warm.
Some limo afterwards, he was found dead.
Tho supposition is that the negro boys
about tho gin-house, in sport, covered bim
with cotton, and that he was thus suffocated.
Tho Californians look with contempt
j upon tho now velocipede. "They will do
very woll," says au editor, "for Paris, where
many people cannot afford to keep horses,
> and could not ride them very well if they
did; but they will never do in California,
where boys of ten years of ago rido full
3 grown horses at tho top of their speed
t around tho streets. How would a man look,
who has felt his blood stirred by a ten milo
U dash in a California saddle, on finding
8 himself trundling himself through tho
. stroots like a schoolboy? We would as
1 soou th:nk of riding a broom-handle, or a
T SOOTHERS SECURITIES IN NEW YORK.
The following is tho Herald's roport of
5 Thursday's transactions in Southern Stato
securities: Tho Southern Stato securities
were, in general, sympathetic with tho stock
s market. Prices closed at 5 o'clock as fol?
lows: Tennessee G's, ex-coupon 08(?)68,?^;
' Virginia G's, ex-coupon, 58J(j@?9; Virginia
G's, new, 02-^(^63; Georgia G's, 82r?)84;
r North Carolina G's, ex-con pon, G3(nr)64;
North Carolina G's, now, Gl(?)61>,? ; Missouri
? G's, 87(7?88; Louisiana G's, 7G^(?}77; South
i Carolina G's, 71(a)72; South Carolina G's,
- new, 70@71; Alabama S's, 94>?<rt>95; Ala?
bama 5's, 6G(o}67.