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COLUMIUA, s. a
Wednesday Morning, February 17. 1863.
THE LAST ACT OP AMNESTY.-The with?
drawal, ou Thursday last, of the remaining
indictments, in the United States Court at
Richmond, against Jefferson Davis, General
Lee and others, aud the discharge, by order
of tho Court, of tho securities on Mr. Davis'
bail bond from further responsibility, con?
summates the beneficent act of amnesty
which President Johnson so appropriately
proclaimed on Christmay day. The gentle?
men who went upon the bail bonds of Mr.
Davis, some of them leading members of
the Republican party, deserve to bc remem?
bered for the moral courage, as well ns hu?
manity, which such a step at that period
required, but they have already, in tho short
time which has sineo elapsed, found public
opinion coming up to their position, and
even advancing so far in a liberal direction
aa to warrant the President in issuing a
proclamation releasing altogether from fur
.' ?her prosecution not only Mr. Davis, but all
engaged on the Confederate side in the late
civil war. This aet of clemency and true
statesmanship will crown with serene lustro
the close of au administration which has
struggled earnestly to secure to tho country
tho Union and thc Constitution, and has not
overlooked tho most influential instrumen?
tality to that end, tho cultivation of mutual
conciliation, forbearance and forgiveness
between the people of the various sections
of the republic. If Mr. Johnson has never
expressed in words the sentiment of Gen.
Grant, "Let us have peace," that has been
the key to his whole policy-the animating
spirit of his administration to its last mo?
ment. The fact that those who sought only
party perpetuity would not accept peace, is
no proof that Mr. Johnson did not point
out the true way to attain it. Doubtless, us
the Baltimore Sun says, if his efforts for
this object had boon seconded by Congress,
we should have had "peace" long ago. The
way to peace is to recognize and accept the
good dispositions of those who were once
estranged. Let who may be President,
"peace" will never be obtained by any other
RAILROAD TO ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLI?
NA.-The Union (S. C.) Times, in alluding
to tho bill before the Legislature to build a
railroad from Spartanburg, in this State, to
Asheville, North Carolina, says:
"The importance of this road can scarcely
he exaggerated. South Carolina hos long
wanted, long needed, a direct connection
with the granaries of the West. This can
now be had, by constructing this proposed
road. Beforo the road can possibly be
finished, there will bo a railroad connection
between Louisville and Cincinnati, and
Asheville, N. C. Upon the completion,
therefore, of this proposed road, Spartan?
burg, Columbia and Charleston will be
linkod with tho Ohio River by an almost
air-line. The advantage of this route over
all others are many. The Butt Mountain
Gap seems to have boon intended for a rail?
road crossing. No tunneling is required.
Tho cost of construction will bo no more
than for a road of thu same length in un\
part of South Carolina. Iudeed, the road
can be built for less money than is required
to completo other roads now in process ol
construction across the Blue Ridge. Winni
this road is built, Charleston will be a largt
city. It is the only route by which Charles
ton is thc nearest outlet to tho sea. Neithei
Wilmington nor Savannah can compote
with her, for tho distance is too much ii
her favor. A ghinco at the map will shov
VALUABLE PATENT TO A GEORGIAN.-Th<
Atlant:! Constitution has been shown a pa
tout for a non-vibrating propeller, gr?ntet
by the British Govern mont to Cu ptah
Tamos A. Joyner, a young mau, born a
LaGruugo, Ga., whoso father resides in At
lauta. From tho description of it by tin
Liverpool Daily Post, wc should think i
destined to supersede all others ns tho mo
tivo power in propelling vessels.
The Constitution says Captaiu Joyner':
history has been rather nu eventful om
.sinco tho close of the war. Ho is now onb
about twenty-six years of ngo. Sixtcci
mouths in tho Confederate army, ho wu
subsequently commissioned by Mr. D.ivi
ns master of n vessel in tho volunteer navy
Running tho blockade in 18G:>, ho remninei
in that service until tho close of tho wai
Next ho took command, in lbtit?, of a Liver
pool merchant vessel, aud sailed to GurdU
in Wales, thence to South Africa. His vee
: el WAH then chartered for Hong Kong
China. He then returned to O crinan v
from that to Holland, from Holland to Cot:
stantinople. In 18b\S, with arms, ho ra
the blockado in the Cretan war, loaded wit
refugees, and was captured by a Turkis
man-of-war. After being released, he tri
voled through France, then went to Livei
pjol, where h.i invented the propeller a
The depths of pathos have rarely bte
moro effectually aud touchingly sounde
than they were by Pinchbock, a colore
member of tho Louisiana Legislature, i
his speech on tho negro equality bill. Tea
fully he ejaculated: "Oh, gentlomen, coul
yon have felt the deep humiliation that
received hut two or three days ago, when
was refused a drink in a common groj
I 0?M. Ctrawt ami Pout ir al Parties-TaJaga
to Br ltcn.?mbt:rcrt.
There ate some loading facts which it may
bo well for those who are so anxious con?
cerning (Jen. Grant's party rotations and
probable action to bear in mind. The Re?
publicans, for example, who insiat that he
ought to be, in the strict sonso of the word,
a party President-taking tho advice of tho
leaders of the Republican party as his suffi?
cient guido and rule of action, because ho
was noni mu ted and elected by that party -
will do well to rt member:
1. That Gen. Grunt never was a momber
of the Republican party until after thc
2. That he was nominated at Chicugo not
mainly because ho va? a Republican, but
because he bad more of the confidence of
tho people than any other mau in tho
3. That tho canvass proved that he was
stronger with tho country than tho party,
and received a great many votes and a great
moral support from outside the party limits.
4. That bis bold on tho confidence of thc
country is quito aa ?IroDg to-day as it ovKr
was, and is not likely to bo forfeited or les?
sened by auy rash or reckless action on bis
These considerations combine to give
Gen. Grant a dogreo of independence in his
oflicinl action which few of his predecessors
havo over had. Tho people do not expect
or desire bim to bo a mero party President.
His assent to tho leading principles and
measures of tho Republican party, bas been
given in tho clearest and most explicit man?
ner and no ono doubts that they will form
tho basis of his admini'jtiation. Rut this
fact gives no warrant for tho expectation
that be will in all things consult primarily
the wishes or supposed interests of tho party
as tho guido of his action.
On tho other band, those Democrats who
aro predicting that be will turu bis back
upon the Republican party, and espouse, in
auy way, tho principles or policy of thc De?
mocracy, may do well to call to mind:
1. That throughout tho war, Gen. Grant
received no support from tho Democratic
party, and always regarded its action as
hostile to the causo of tho Union, which the
war was waged to sustain.
2. That after tho war, be took more than
ono occasion to say that no party which,
during tho war, failed to do its utmost in
support of tho Government, deserved the
contideuco of tho couutry.
3. That ho bas more than once declared
that bo had far more toleration for South?
ern men who went into tho rebellion, than
for Northern mon who did not do all in
their power to put it down.
4. That he regards efforts to obstruct and
embarrass the Government in its endeavors
to re-organize Southern society on the basis
of existing laws ns hostile to the peace
which is essential to the prosperity of the
5. That iu accepting the nomination of
tho Republican party, bo evinced and de?
clared bis relianco upon that party, rather
than aDy otber, to restore harmony to tho
nation and bring the Government back to
its natural and beneficent courso of opera?
While General Grant has a right, there?
fore, to expect from the Democratic party
such a degree of support as the wisdom
and justice of his ollie mi action may deserve,
there is no reason to suppose that ho will
look for, or try to get, anything moro at its
hands. That any part of the patronage of
his office will bo offered ns a consideration
for Democratic support, no one for a mo?
ment dreams. And that he will shape bis
measures with a view to securing Democra?
tic favor, any further than to mako them
such as will deserve the favor of all, thor? is
no moro reason to suppose.
Mero party considerations of any kind,
wo think, will ont* j- much less into General
Grant's administration than many suppose.
His first aim will be to deserve tho favoi
and support of all honest and patriotic men
of all parties, by doing that which will besl
promoto tho welfare and prosperity of tht
whole couutry. That thero is any bettei
way than this of Heouring tho support of bil
own party, none but its enemies will for t
rnotneut pretend.-New York Times.
Gen. E. I>. C. Cash and several of bis em
plovers, had a narrow escape from drown
iug, in Chesterfield, a few days ago. An cn
c[osure in which wus some live stock, becami
surrounded by tho high waters, when th<
parties above named attempted the reseat
of thc animals; but thc boat upset, and al
were precipitated into the water. Eigb
fine blooded colts were drowned, lt i
feared that tho freshet has caused materia
Two wives of u Munumi Bishop Intel,
gut into trouble about their children
Wife No. 1 punished tho children of wit'
No. 2. Wife No. 2 becunio indignant am
held wife No. 1, while lier angry ohildrci
returned the whipping which they bad rc
"Aw!" exclaimed un English cockney t
a Western traveler ia England, "speaking
aw, of the law of primogeniture, 'ave yo
bentail in America?" "Hentail!" said tb
Americant looking nt bis interrogator wit
curiosity; ''no, sir. Wo havo tho cockta
in America, and a very popular drink it is.
The number of newspapers in tho Soutl
ern States is as follows: Texas, 114; Louis
ana, 94; Alabama, 87; Arkansas, 4S; Fir
lida, 23; Georgia, DC; North Carolina, Gt
South Carolina, G7; Kentucky, 79; Mis3i?
sippi, 76; Tennessee, 92.
A dastardly attempt was mado last woe
to throw a train of tho South Carolin
Railroad off the track, by removing a rai
It waa fortunately discovered, and th
would-be murderer escaped.
James Doyle, a well-known lawyer (
Philadelphia, was found dead in the street
of that city yetto) day morning, having ev
dently been murdered.
TO MAKE BOOM FOR SPRING STOCK.
^JTE now offer the remaining lot of onr DRESS
GOODS at groatly reduced prices. POPLINS,
eueh a? sold at 50 and 75 cents, m-w Belling at 25
ALSO, 1,000 Yar li . PRINTED DELAINES, at
Onr Stock of LONG CLOTHS, PILI.OW-CAS
INGS, SHEETINGS, md DOMESTIC GOODS,
generally, ie tull and complete
Pcb 10 C J. II. A M. L. KIN ARD.
C. F. J ACKSON
IS BACK AGAIN, WITH ANOTHER,
SUrrLY OF NEW CHEAP DRY
GOODS, IN WHICH WILL HE
' FOUND SOME NEW AND
PRETTY SP H INO
DREES GOODS AND
P Ii I N T S .
TIMK. AS EVERYTHING Wild, RE
NOSMOVr A 'J
United States Internal Revenue,
ASS'T ASSRSSOU'S OFFICE, Sil DIST., S. C.,
COLUMBIA, February 14,
BY LAW it is made tho duty of every person
liable to annual tax for himself or others, on
or before tho 1st ?lay of March in each year, to
make a return to the Assistant Assesbor ot the
District wherein he lives, of his income, and of tb?
articles in Schedule A. (comprising CARRIAGES.
Watches, Gold anil Silver Plato, billiard Tables,)
owned or kept by him.
All persons failing to make such returns by the
day specified, will be liable to be assessed by the
Assistant Assessor, according to tho best inform?
ation he can obtain; and in such case, ,r>() per
cent, will bc added to tho amount of tax, and
from such valuation and enumeration made, there
can be no appeal. False or fraudulent returns
are subject to 100 per cent, addition to the tax.
The 1st Division, ?td Collective Dial riot, now
comprises Richland and Lexington Counties entire.
C. H. BALDWIN,
Asa't Aane.ssor, 1st Division, Ud District, S. C.
Feb 11 3
OA KEGS G COD BUTTER, for salo low bv
Fob 14 E. A G. D. HOPE.
CT f\ R?XES GOSHEN CHEESE, for sale bv
O VJ Fob 14 E. A G D. HOPE.
OA GROSS Wine Bottles, for salo bv
?Al Feb 14 E. ft G. li. HOPE.
*)f\ BULH. Pink-Eyo Planting POTATOES.
?\J 200 Bushels Cow PEAS, in store and for
salo bv FISHER, LOWRANCE A FISHER.
Feb" 13 _
m H AT Sr. VALENTINE'S DAY is at hand.
_L Bryan k McCartcr will open another elegant
variety of VALENTINES, new st vhs, THIS
MORNING. Also, a few CHOICE CHROMOS,
from Europe. Feb 13
PIRE! FIRE! !
.32TNA FIRE INSURANCE
// .4 R T F O R J), G O N y.
lncor|ioi*ntril ISIO. - - - Clx?rtrr Perpelital
The STRONGEST Fin- Insurance Company in
the United States.
North American Insurance Company,
Capital and Assets .$500,000.
GEORGE HUGGINS, Agent.
Of?co at Kinard's, Main street, Columbia, S. C.
Jan :i Brno
Extra Large Mountain Apples.
/GURSON and fresh mountain BUTTER, just
VX received and for sale low, wholesale and re?
tail. FISHER. LOWRANCE f- FISHER.
Fresh Garden Seeds.
ALARGE supply of Thorburn'* GARDEN
SEEDS, which have given universal satisfac?
tion for tho past three \ tu rs. For salo bv
Jan 3 E. A G. D. HOPE.
Ale and Porter.
DOZ. Muir ft Son's Edinburg ALE, 50 Doz.
? JU Guinness ft Son's Dublin Porter, received
and for sale low by J. ft T. R. AO NEW.
1(\ BBLS. Prime Whito KEROSENE OIL, 110
X" J fuo test, on hand and for sale, at reduced
prices, by tho barrel and at retail, by
Jan 6 J. ft T. R. AGNEW.
English and Scotch Ales.
()A CASKS in Pint Jugs, of suporior quality.
5 CASKS i BREMEN LAGER BEEB, in Quart
Bottles. fcrsajoJ>v_ E. * G. D. HOPE.
"iteware of a Cough!"
IF you have a slight Cough, attend to it at once,
and avoid a greater evil-Consumption. Tho
.TAR AND WILD CHERRY COUGH CURE" will
relieve you. It is good for Coughs, Colds, Asthma,
8oro Throat and Consumption. A safe and cheap
remedy. Only 25 cents a bottle. For sale by
FISHER St HEINITSH,
October 231 Druggists.
To-day, February 17, is tho fourth anni?
versary of the burning of Columbia.
Will iaui B. Johnston, Esq., bas resigned
bin office of Corouor of Rioblund County.
Gov. Scott baa appoiuted the following
Magistrates: John C. Minott. for Charles?
ton County; B. G. Witherspoon, for Lan?
caster Couuty; Daniel Stinson. for Chester
Messrs. Brynn Sc McCarter are in receipt
of Godey's Lady's Book, for March. The
fashion plates aro somethiug extra and par?
ticularly elegant. The "tip-too of expec?
tation" will bo generally admired.
Superintendent Andrews, of tho Haleigh
und G??tcn Railroad, aware of tho impor?
tance of his Hue in connection with tho buy
route, has furnished us with the "open
sesame" to his passenger train, for which ho
will receive our thanks.
Mr. Pollock lias on exhibition at his
restaurant an elegant liquor-ease, with
the uece.sbury glasses, decanters, spoons,
etc. The case is beautifully mounted with
niotlior-of-pparl; while the articles on the
inside are tantalizingly attractive. There are
thirty-five chances, at $3. Nearly half ?he
chances have already been taken.
Ton and twenty dollar notes of tim Caro?
lina National Bank, of Columbia, made
their appearance yesterday. The b.iuk now
has a narn.i and a currency of its own. Mr.
Gul ?ck will gratify the curiosity of any par?
ties who ure desirous of inspecting and
bundling the new issue, provided they send
a written certificate to that effect-of course.
Mr. Janies Robinson will appear in Co?
lumbia, on Thursday, the 25th instant, with
bis champion circus. Ho is represented in
advance by tho well-known C. C. Pell,
whoso presence or rather association with a
public exhibition, is a guarantee of its
character and merit. Mr. Robinson is
claimed as the great equestrian of the day,
and enjoys a high reputation as an artist.
Ho is a Southerner by birth, but bas not
visited his sunny home for many years. Hil
troupe of performers constitute a tower ol
strength. The regular oflicial advertisemenl
will appear in the Plurnix of to-morrow.
Coma1 OK COMMON PLEAS AND GBXUBAI
SESSIONS-February 10.-Owiug to th(
great interest manifested in tho case of the
State vs. Thomas Richardson aud Wm. H,
W. Gray, (both colored members of th<
General Assombly,) for tho homicido o:
Dallas P. Smith, the court room wai
crowded at an early hour.
On motion of John Preston, Jr., couusc
for Alexander Williams, who had been in
dieted for attempting to enter a dwelliuj
house, with false keys, aud tho Grand Jur;
having ignored the bill ugain&t him, th
prisoner was discharged from cimtody.
Upon motion of John T. Sloan, Jr.
attorney for the prisoner, William Holme?
charged with grand larceny, was discharge
from imprisonment upon his own recor.
nizance, in the sum of $200, for his appeal
nuco at tho next term of tho court; no bil
having been given out this term.
Tho prisoners Richardson and Gray wei
then placed in tho dock, nud arraignei
Messrs. Melton Sc Melton appeared for th
prisoners, and Solicitor Tullo}' aud Hoi
Joseph D. Pope for the State. At 12 o'cloc
tho panel of jurors was exhausted, onl
seven jurors having been selected. Tl
Judgo ordered tho Sheriff to summon thirt;
five additional jurors from tho bystaude:
or in tho city, ander tho Act of 18GS, au
then adjourned the court until half-past
o'clock P. M. On re-assembling, the Sheri
mado his rc'.'.irn, when tho court proceedt
to draw for the other five jurors. Ham]
ton Mims (colored) was called, and afti
answering certain interrogatories proponn
od by Solicitor Talley, under tho Act
1808, and just ns ho was told to placo li
hand on tho book, the Solicitor ordered tl
would-bo juror to stand aside. Tho priso
era* counsel insisted that tho time hi
passed when tho Solicitor should have, o
jected, and that it should havo been ma
beforo tho question was put by tho Ciel
Solicitor Talley arguod at some length, ai
stated that but a fow weeks ago ho had c
cusion to challengo a juror beforo ho h;
touched tho book, and the Judgo had c
cided that tho juror must havo his hai
upou tho book before ho can bo challenge
After a reply from Mr. Melton, tho Jud
ordered tho juror to bo sworn. Mess9
Talley and Popo then gave no tico tl
undor such ruling of the Judge, they wot
offor no moro objeotions to the jurors. 1
panel was then completed, and the ti
commenced. After tho examination
several witnesses, the court adjourned ui
to-day, at 10 o'clock A M. There aro sei
colored and five white men on the jury.
O UK JOB OFFICE.-The Phomix Job Office
is now prepared to execato every manner of
printing, from visiting and business cards
to pamphlets and books. With ample ma?
terial and first-class workmen, satisfaction is
guaranteed to all at New York prices. If
our work does not como np to contract, wo
mnke no charge. With this understanding,
our business men can havo no excuse to send
their joh work North, when it ian be douo
MAU, AKKANOEMENTS.-The po?! oiliee is
open during the week from 8,^ a.m. to Gp.
m. On Sundays, from 4 to ? p. ta. Tho
Charleston aud Western mails are open for
delivery ut op. m., and close at 8'^ p. m.
Charleston night mail open 8,'? a. m., close
p. m. Northern open for delivery 2
p. m., close il'.j a. m. Oroonville open for
delivery fi p. m., close S}.? p. m.
CASH. -Our terms aro strictly cash-uo
exceptions. If nu advertisement is to be
inserted, bund over the money; if a paper is
subscribed for, the money must accompany
the ordor-otherwise no attention will bo
pnid to them. This rule will be adhered to.
NKW ADVF.KIISEMENTS.-Special attention
is called to tho following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
Hostetter's Stomach Bitters.
Dickson Improved Cotton Seed.
It. M. Wallace-Notice. ftc.
G. A. R.-Meeting This Evening.
1). C. Pcixotto A: Son-Auction.
The Okalona (Miss.) Netos tells that Mr.
Bares, of that place, has knocked veloci?
pedes, wagons nnd locomotives out of ex?
istence by tho invention of a self-propoller
that runs fifteen miles an hour over ordi?
nary roads. Tho machine has been pa?
The Louisville Journal objects to female
suffrage, because it would create too much
"pairing off" at the polls.
HEADACHE, DYSPEPSIA, COSTIVENESS.
Should you be afflicted with either of the
above complaints, UHO "Hein?sh's Queen's
Delight," and 3-011 will get speedy relief.
This valuable remedy (to which we call spe?
cial attention in another column) is regard?
ed by every one the very best remedy for
those diseases arising from a disordered
state of the stomach, nerves and bowels.
Indeed, it is asserted, upon high authority,
that "Heinitsh's Queen's Delight" is tho
most extraordinary medicine knowu to me?
dical men. Tho cures border on the mira?
culous; and it must be a subject of rejoicing
that so excellent u medicine is discovered in
our midst. Try a bottlo of it. For sale
by FISHER k HEINITSII, Druggists.
It ia strange to see with what carelessness
some invalids attend to their health. They
will procure a box of PLANTATION BrrrEBS,
which ought to bo used up in a month or
six weeks, and upon inquiry it is found that
they have used only two or three bottles.
Some days they have used it according to
tho directions, and others have not touched
it. Tho whole trial has been irregular, and
of course a less favorable result has come
from their use. If it bo true that "what is
worth doing nt all is worth doing well,"
how emphatically is it true in matters relat?
ing to tho health. A few bottles of PLANTA?
TION BITTERS have often wrought wonders,
while in other instances disease has only
been subdued after weeks of resistance.
MAGNOLIA WATER-Superior to the best
imported German Cologue, and sold at half
the price. F12Ut3
Tho friends and acquaintances of Mas. CATHA?
RINE BAUGIIMAN. and of Mr. and Mrs. F. M.
Drennan, are invited to attend tho funeral of tho
former, at tho rosidonco of the latter, THIS
MORNING, at. 0 o'clock.
Hon. David Houser, State Senator from Orange
burg, writes aa follows concerning Ibo "Dickson
improved Cotton Seed :"
ST. MATTHEW'S, S. C., Fohruary 15, 1869.
A. V. AuAKBn, Eso,.: Tho "Dickson" Improvod"
obtained of you laat spring, turned out moro cot?
ton per aero than any other I have over planted,
except tho same variety of seed planted by me
bcfoio tho war, which were loat hr Sherman's iu
condiariea. DAVID HOUSER;.;.
G. A. il.
MEMBERS or tho Order aro requested lo at?
tend a Meeting THIS EVENING, at No. 2
Senate street, opposite tho Episcopal Church, at
8 o'clock P. M. By order. _Fob 17 1?
United States Internal Revenue,
Tiuitn DIST.,COLUMBIA, S. C., January ic, 1869.
NOTICE is hereby given to allpersons interest?
ed in ONE STILL, CAR AND WORM, seized
from Jacob F, Witt, of Orangohurg, to filo bond
for payment of costs tu a suit in the United States
Court". R. M. WALLACE,
Feb 17 Deputy Collector 3d District. S^C.
CHARLES KERRISON, formerly of the firm of
C. A E. L. Kerrison, would inform his friends
and tho public that ho has purchased from Mr.
James R. Betts, all his stock in trade, Ac, at tho
Store No. 252 King street, and will thero continuo
Gio DRY OOODS BUSINESS, Wholesale and Re?
tail, for Cash, on his own individual account and
responsibility. Ho will proceed, without delay,
to replenish and ronew tho Stock, and continuo so
doing until the assortment shall ho mado com?
plote and attractive As the terms will bo STBICT
LY CASU, or approvod city acceptance for a short
credit, it necessarily follows that tho prices most
be kept at least as low as to bo found ID any other
ilia brother. Mr. E. L. Kerrison, assisted by
Mr. A. B. McDonoll, both experienced merchants
in this lino, will bo found at his Store, aiding in
tho conduct and managemont of the business, and
it is hoped that his and their efforts to win tho
confidence and patronage of the public will boas
successful as in past days was the old firm, at tho
corner of King and Market streets, Charleston.
Feb 17 3tno