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It is a questioatihsJrVill^?oca^o many, ]
and can be answered by none, the Mobile
Register in lim ules, where is the statesman?
ship in General Grant's Cabinet oompeteut
to ron the complicated machine of the Ame?
rican Government? It is generally agreed
that Grant has formed his Cabinet on thc
military principle--that is to say, just n* be
would havo appointed a general staff-and
that this method signifies two things: First,
That he means to administer the Govern
me?t by himself, and- his Cabinet are only
there to obey- .bis orders; and, second,
that he does'not propose to have any bicker?
ings among his advisors es to the Presiden?
tial succession; ami, hence, he has named
no man to it that any body would think of
as a candidate. Brit has General Grant the
knowledge, the training, or the natural
head, in the absence of experience, to per?
form the task he has undertaken? And, if
not, who is thoro on his political staff to
furnish tho lucking brains and experience?
We haye -not been able to make up onr
mind aa to; the, calibre of his intellect, nor
.do we feel that,we haye even a fair glimpse
at tho inner iife of the man. Exceptas to
one quality, we havo nothing assured about
the character-of the man. He has proven
diimself firm to obstinacy, and self-reliant
in a remarkable degree. These are valuable
^executive traits, especially with the myriads
of rogues he has to deal with in their raids
upon the pnblio treasury. But it is all we
know about General Grant. Is he ambi?
tions? Does he aspire to a still higher place
and greater powers? Is ho a patriot, who
will administer his great office with an eye
single to the public good? In reforence to
the South, will he be tho Grant who made
honorable terms with Lee at Appomattox,
or the Grant ..remodelled as the successful
Eepublicnti ! candidate for tho Presidency?
We answer simply, that we do not know.
General Grant has everything to develop,
and it is quite fair that his political oppo?
nents'should patiently wait awhile, and givo
him a cha?n?e to show what manner of man
he ?8,.and; what manner of President he will
be. Meantime, we are obliged to coufess
that we have not formed any exalted hopea
of his future developments. But bis Cabi?
net is most, miscellaneous, and does not
afford to the country assurances of any kind.
We imagine that General Grant will de?
velop more rapidly when the tenure of office
Act is repealed. Some of his friends toll us
he is very canning, and that quality might
well come in play with the Act hanging in
terrorcm over him.
SPEECH OF G EN EU AL BBECKINRIDGK AX HIS
HOME.-On Tuesday, Hon. John C. Breck
iuridge reached his home, at Lexington,
Ky. At half-past 10 o'clock at night he
was seronaded, and made tho following
FELLOW-CITIZENS: In returning home ni?
ter so long an absence I would bc a very
.straugc being if I were iuseusible to this
very cordial reception from my friends and
neighbors. I feel it deeply, and I thank
you sincerely. Recently I have observed
that it in very difficult for persons in my
nitnation to pursue thut line of conduct that
they might wish to pursue. Nevertheless,
it may be proper to say that I acoept this
informal but mo.it cordial welcome as purely
personal, and coutuiuing no particle of
political significance. (A voice: "That's
Indeed, I can and will say that the tre?
mendous events of the last ciglit years have
had a great tendency to deadon,* if not d<
?troy, old party feelings; and for myself
can truly declaro that I no moro feel thc
?political excitements that mark tho scenes
of my former years than if I wore an ex?
tinct volcano. 1 will not now' sav more,
except to express the pleasure that I feel in
coming back to the people whom Iso deni Iv
PROSPECT OF CHEAPER BREAD.-The Chi?
cago Tribune assigns good reasons for argu
iDg that the price of wheat will be much
lower during the coming year. Il concludes
its article by saying: " The best thing that
holders can do is to prepare to look their
losses in the face as gracefully as may be,
and decide to let go, lest the chance of sell?
ing be denied in toto. The supply is too
abundant to admit of a scarcity, and sellers
to the great world of consumers are too nu?
merous to admit of the holders being able
to dictate iu the matter of prices."
THE EXPLOSION OF THE AUSTRIAN STEAM
FRIGATE RADETZKY.-We published the ac?
er, ant, by telegraph, of the recent explosion
of the Anstiiun steam frigate Radetzky.
Only twenty lives out of 400, it appears,
escaped on this sad occasion-tho conse?
quences of the crimiual carelessness of dry?
ing wet cartridges in the powder room of
the steamer, instead of on deck. As this is
the second accidont of tho kind which has
befallen the Austrian navy since 1848, it is
not calculated to make a very flattering im?
pression of the fresh water navies of certain
European nations that aspire to become
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STATIC LROISMTtRE. I
EIOJ?TT-FIRST DAY'S mOCKKDINOS.
TUESDAY, . Marbh 16.-Tba Senato as?
sembled at fi. A. al. S
Sao Houeo seilt fib the SOO ate bills to
e appropriations and raia? supplie* for
the year commencing in October, 1868; to
alter and .nscud as Act tc incorporate the
Tillage of Mari?n, arid for other purposes
therein mentioned; and joint resolution to
dissolve the Board of Special Commission?
ers appointed for Oconee County under an
ordinance of tho Constitutional Convention
entitled "Au Ordinance to divide Pickens
District into two Election and Judicial
Districts, adopted ou the 24th day of Janu?
ary, A. D. 1868." All of which were ordered
for consideration to-morrow.
Tbe HOUBC returned to tho Seutate, with
amendments, bills to authorize tho consoli?
dation of Charlotte and South Carolina
Railroad Company and the Columbia and
Augusta Railroad Company, and to amend
tho charters of the samo; to establish a
lazaretto or quarantine hospital in thu har?
bor of Charleston; to amend an Act entitled
"An Act to regulate attachments;" to em?
power tho Judges of the Circuit Court to
grant relief in oases of erroneous judgments
obtained during the existence of the Pro?
visional Government of South Carolina.
The amendments were concurred in, the
titles changed to Acts, and ordered to be
The account of tho Winnsboro News and
Herald against the State, was referred.
The Committee on Engrossed Bills re?
ported as duly and correctly engrossed, and
ready for a third reading, the following
bills: To authorize the Financial Agent of
the State of South Carolina, in the city of
New York, to pledge State bonds as col?
lateral security; to define the du ties of State
Reporter and to provide for tho publication
of the Supreme Court reports.
Several bills were read, discussed,
amended and ordered to a third reading.
A bill to establish a ferry between Hilton
Head Island and tho main land to Beaufort
received its third reading, its title changed
to au Act, und ordered to be enrolled.
A resolution relative to compensation oi
the presiding officer was agreed to.
After routine business, adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at ll A. M.
A resolution was introduced, but laid ot
tho table, allowing the chief clerk of tht
Engrossing Department for tho present ses
sion of tho General AsembJy poy at thc ratt
of ten dollars per day.
The Committee on Ways und Means re
ported favorably on a Senate bill to providi
for an enumeration of tho inhabitants of tin
State, and it was read a second time.
The Committee ou Incorporations re
ported favorably on a Sonute bill to iucor
porate tho Palmetto Fire and Marino lu
The Senate returned to tho House a bil
to establish a lazaretto or quarantine hos
pital in the harbor of Charleston amondod
also, a bill to amend an Aot entitled "Ai
Act to regulate the manner of drawinj
jurors;" which were read and referred.
Tho Committee on Engrossed Acts re
ported as duly and correctly engrossed fo
a third reading, a joint resolution providin
for the publication of tho Acts, reporta, re
solutions and journals of the General Ac
sembly. Road the third time, passed, an
ordered to be returned to the Senate wit
A bill to define coutracts for laborers, an
for other purposes, was read the third tim?
and ordered to bo sent to the Senate.
Tho Committee on Ways and Means ri
ported favorably on a Senate joint resolt
tiou to authorize and direct tho Complro
ler-Genoral of the State to provide an
furnish offices for the officers of tho Exect
tive Department. Also, reported favorabl
ou a bill to amend an Act entitled "An Ai
providing for the assessment and taxutic
The Special Committee, to whom was r
ferred for investigation the accounts again
the State by Benjamiu Byns, Sergeaut-A
Arms, submitted two reports; tho ono co
faining the account 3111.48, and the otb
61,000. Pending which, tho Houso a
The radical pupers aro at it nguiu. Li
ten! "Just us Graut kissed tho Holy Bibi
yesterday, the sun burst through t
clouds in glorious effulgence, and both t
man and the orb were loudly cheered
tho people." Every time a radical Pre
dent has boen inaugurated, old Sol 1ms th
beeu ruthlessly driven on a "burst." T
thing is just ns absurd in its way as Loi
Napoleon's tumo eagle.
There ia grievous tribulation and une
iainty about the color of the gloves worn
bib inauguration. Tho "World says tl
were "canary color," the Herald "co
colored," the Times "straw-colored," otb
"Bismarck," whilst others do not monti
gloves at oil. The Tribune man is es
cially silent on this point, probably becau
as a cotomporary suggests, the new com
tutional amendment prohibits all discrii
nation of color. The next bother is ah
Grant's shirt-bosom. The World says t!
on the great occasion Grant had on a "si
pierced by three spiral small-nobbed g
stud?;" but the Herald says that "nc
single ornament of jowelry appeared ab
his person, not even gold shirt-button
and "upon his shirt-bosom nothing glitte
brighter than agate buttons." Now, 1
do these correspondents make their accou
agree, and which of them is to be eredi
by thc great historian of the great ot
A man named Willingham, said to
from South Carolina, was killed on a G<
gia railroad, a few days ago, while on
way to see his brother in Atlanta.
The Hfrw York Herald *hf* Parson Brown?
low presents tho most extraordinary pic toro
of pbysioal debility that waa ever before
? witnessed in any legislative assembly.
: Til ad. Stevens might hare been considered,
when brought into tba Senate Chamber on
man's shoulders to take his place among the
managers in the memorable days of the im
! pesehment tris!, tbs best illustration np to
? that time presented of the triumph of intel?
lectual mil over a shattered and prostrate
bodily organism; bot Bro wu low's appear?
ance shows even greater indications of phy
! sical wreck and ruin, and yet the latter lacks
nothing of the same unconquerable mental
fire ana energy that marked to his latest
moments the character of tho Groat Com?
moner. Wheu taking tho oath, Brownlow
lay back in bis chair, his head bent down,
his faco shrivelled, ghastly and of unearthly
hue, his hands clasped in bony, vice-like
grasp, and his whole appearance indicative
of great physical depression. As Mr. Col?
fax read tho oath tho poor old Parson
raised his feeble arm, which shook with
palsy and dropped every moment to his
sido. Assistant Sergeant-at-Arms Bassett
went over and sustained his arm through
tho remainder of the ceremony, though the
old man made one or two desperate efforts
by himself to sustain thc right arm by prop?
ping it with his loft baud. After he had
taken the oath, the Parson stretched forth
his hand for a glass of water, which shook
wildly before it ronchad his lips. The or?
deal, slight as it seems, had completely ex?
FATAL AFFRAY AT THE PINE HOUSE DEVOT.
On Thursday last, several men of the Pine
House section met at the Pine House Depot,
and an affray arising-or, moro properly, a
confusion or commotion, caused by liquor
Luther Toney was killod by a ball from a
pistol in the hands of Benjamin Boothe.
These men, it seems, were going in a body
to molest, in some way, a certaiu neighbor,
or his freedmen, against whom they had a
grudge. And the upshot of tho matter was
that Boothe, in brandishing and nourishing
his pistol, shot Toney and killed him. As
to whether the murder was intentional or
not, tboro is grout diff?rence of opinion.
Boothe, together with a brother, has been
arrested and lodged in jail at this place.
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE AT CAMDEN.-The
Camden (Ala.) .Vc irs brings intelligence of
tho most destructive fire wo recollect to
havo heard of in so small n village. It
broke out about 2 o'clock on tho morning
of the 1th, and by daylight over two-thirds
of the buildiugs, on and adjacent to the
public square, were in ashes. Bat for a
shower of rain, which fell about daylight
and checked the raging flames, the entirn
village would have been consumed. Two
stores, a law office aud tho printing office
was all the property saved on the public
square. Entire loss estimated at noar
850,000. No insurance.
How VERMONT NEORO-SHRIEKERS ACT AT
HOME.-The bodies of tho old lady, her
daughter and grand-son, who were found
near Peacham, Vt., a day or two since by
some men who were cutting a road through
snow-drifts, had been turned out of doors
at Hardwick iu the storm for non payment
of rent. They stnrted to walk to their
friends in Peacham, walked fifteen miles,
and applied nt 6 P. M. for shelter, but were \
refused, when they started for another
house, but failed to reach it.
COLORED PASSENGERS ON STEAMSHIP
LINES.-In New York, on Thursday, in the
case of Louisa Jacobs agaiust the Atlantio
Navigation Company, in which tho plaintiff
(colored) claimed damages for being refused
first class passage, on a steamer to Savannah,
after purchasing a first class tioket, the jury
were unable to agree, two standing out for
the defendents, and were discharged.
Powers' statue of Washington, which was
removed by General Butler from the State
House ut Baton Bouge, La., at the request
of Senator Kellogg, has been taken from the
Patent Office, Washington, where it had
beon placed, and shipped by express to
Gov. Warmoth, in order that it be replaced
in its old position at Baton Bongo.
PERU.-It is announced in recent letters
from the port of Islay, Peru, that tho yel?
low fever is raging to a fearful extent at
that place, aud that tho inhabitants aro
dying at the into of 800 per day. Owing
to the fatal provalenco of tho disease, it is
found impossible to procuro bauds to load
or discharge vessels.
In tho rocent local elections in thc Slate
of New York, tho Democracy have made
nearly a clean sweep. They have beaten
their opponents handsomely in tho towns
of Uh'cn, Poughkeepsie, Oswego, Newburgh
uni Elmira, and in the Counties of Colum?
bia, Saratoga, Eric, Cayuga and Ulster.
Some of the radical papers in Connecti?
cut don't wnnt to ratify the fifteenth amend?
ment, because tho negroes might voto tho
Democratic ticket. They aro indisposed to
removo disabilities unless the new voter
will bind himself to join tho Bepublican
party. That's the way they do it in the
There is a Nova Scotia delegation in
Washington to call attention to the annex?
ation of that province to the United States.
The British provinces are all gravitating
heavily, bat the time is not quite yet.
A Washington despatoh to the New York
Herald represents the New England politi?
cians as in ecstaoie8 over the new Cabinet
appointments, and tho Western men as
A juror from Wells, Maine, while attend?
ing oonrt this term, has lost his mother,
father-in-law, brother-in-law and wifo, by
Mrs. Jeremiah Ladd, of East Lynn,
Conn., aged 108years and niuo months, the
oldest person in the Nutmeg State, came to
on untimely deatli on Wednesday last.
Tfte Citi ins' ?avinrf Bft& ?s folly
goA into Jpera&>n, sid, giwnbaoks or
gofl in ltrgewr anftll sams etan QB deposited,
otra? reasonable Interest ribtaiheeR- Gen.
Hampton is the President of the company,
and several of our prominent citizens are
on tho Board of Direction. Tho omeo of
the company, at present, is in the P?urnix
REV. LOVICK PIERCE.-This veteran mi?
nister of the Gospel, now in his eighty
fourth year, sixty-fivo of which he has bean
engaged in the ministry, preached at Wesloy
Cbapol, in Atlanta, Ga., on Thursday night
last. Notwithstanding his age, thc Atlanta
Constitutionalist says, he preaches with tho
vigor, fire and earnestness of a man of
thirty-five. On last Sunday, he preached
threo sermons, ut Carterville, of one hour
and a half each. Few men of this day and
generation can perform a similar feat, though
considerably less advanced in years. We
(of the Phoenix) had tho pleasure of meotiug
this venerable servant of tho Lord a year or
two ago, while on his way to attend the
Baltimore Conference; aud can truthfully
assert that a moro pleasant traveling com?
panion could hardly be obtained. That he
may bo allowed to continue bis preseut
career of usefulness is, we confidently
assert, the fervent wish of hil who have
been so fortunate as to receive his kindly
"God bless you."
THE THEATRE-AN AUSPICIOUS ADVENT.
After a long dearth of public amusements,
which has been endured by us with un?
wonted patience, the pleasure-seeking com?
munity of Columbia was gratified Inst night
by the re-appearance on the histrionic
boards of the over-welcome Templeton
Company. The play was Maggio Mitchell*!
specialty, Fanchon, and the lending chnrnc
tor was admirably sustained by Miss Alie?
Vane, who has herc, as in every other plaet
which has been graced hy her visitations
established a reputation for faultless acting
and an unaffected simplicity and fidelity o
rendition, of which many elder leaders o
tho stage might deservedly fool proud.
The audience which greeted this resur
rectiou of rational amusements was large
and respectable-indeed, every availabl
seat was occupied, and chairs had to b
brought from the neighborhood to meet th
wants of tho applicants. We mention thes
facts in no spirit of fulsome praise, but t
show how strong a hold Mr. Templeton ot
taiued last fall upon our people, by hi
earnest and honest endeavors to furnis
them with acceptable entertainments. Wit
pleasure we add, that no intelligent perso
in that assemblage, who realized the difl
culties encountered by the company, i
providing scenery, machinery and accon:
modations, experienced a single pang <
disappointment iu the amusement fur nisbet
On the contrary, wo think the whole ai
dience will sustain ns in saying, "W<
done," to tho company.
We earnestly recommend our readers
pay their attentious to Miss Alice Vane t
night, and whilst thus rendering the jv.
tribute of intelligent criticism to unaffect
merit, nt the samo time contribute in buil
ing up what we so much need in Columl
-a place of rational public amusement.
MR. EDITOR: Please accept this mani
We hope it will do all for you it does for i
You must plant it and cover with straw,
keep tho frost from killing it. Have au i
bor-about ten by twentv feet will not
too large. It is very prolific; one vine v
bear from eight to ten bushels; and it con
np the next year, if kept covered all 1
winter. Collect tho fruit as it ripens, a
put away in a cool plnoe, for winter u
Any ono knows about pickling it; but it
very fine to eat in any way-as squash,
fried, as tho oyster plant, egg plant, .
Tho ono I send weighs eighteen and a 1
ounces. Messrs. Fisher k Heinitsh hi
some for sale. W
For fear of mistakes, we have turned
article over to an experienced grower
OUR Jon OFFICE.-The Phoenix Job Ol
is now prepared to execute every manne
printing, from visiting and business cr
to pnmphlots and books. With ample
terial and first-class workmen, satisfactic
guaranteed to all at New York prices,
our work does not como up to contract,
make no charge. With this understand:
our business men can have noexonse to s
their job work North, when it can be d
MAIL- ARRANGEMENTS.-The following
the hours for opening and cloning mails
During the week from. .8)? A. M. to 6 P
On Sundays from.6 to 7 P.
OHARL-E8TON AND WESTERN MAI I.S.
Opens at.... 5 P. M. Closes nt.. 8^ P.
CHARLESTON NIGHT MAIL.
Opens at.A. M. Closes at. .1% P<
Opens at.. 5 P. M. Closes at ?. P.
Opens nt.. 2 P.M. Closes at 12 M P
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Messrs. Bryan & MoCarlcr request os to
stat? that they are hot agents for the sole of
the theatre tickets. A misunderstanding of
their bookstore clerk was the cause of tho
As the officers of the South Carolina Rail?
road Company think that the questions at
issue between that company and tho Colum?
bia and Augusta Railroad Company are not
generally understood, the South, Carolina
Railroad Company, with a view to the full
preseutatiou of the controversy, retained a
skillful steuograpber to attend the session
of tho Suprome Court in Columbia, at the
argument of tho prohibition case, in which
all the issues between tho two companies
were, by the nature of the proceeding,
brought up for tho decisiou of the Court.
The arguments of the countel for the two
companies aro alike, we behove, presented
to our readers in the supplement we issue
to-day. Without entering into any com?
mentary upon the merits of the many ques?
tions raised in the argument, two points, it
is conceded, appear worthy of considera?
1. That the South Carolina Railroad Com?
pany do not contest tho right of the Colum?
bia and Augusta Railroad Company to con?
struct their road, but simply their right to
construct it upon the land of the South Ca?
rolina Railroad Company.
2. That tho question of right between the
two companies has never received judicial
A reference to the arguments will show
that all the questions have been keenly dis?
cussed. It is claimed by the South Caro?
lina Railroad Company that they endeavored
to avoid tho protracted litigation by the
proposition to refer all the matter in dispute
to a board of arbitration, composed of three
members from each road. Had this propo?
sition boon carried out, this lengthy and
expensive litigation might have been
CASH.-Our terms are strictly cash-no
exceptions. If au advertisement is io "be
inserted, hand over the money; if a paper is
subscribed for. the mouey must accompany
the order-otherwise no attention will be
paid to them. This rule will be adhered to.
Nsw ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special attention
i.* called to the following advertisements,
published for tho first time this morning:
E. Ar G. D. Hope-Sweet Potato Slips.
E. Stenhouse-Stack's Corn Whiskey.
J. S. McMahon-Notice.
Meeting Columbia Chapter, No. 5. R.A. M.
John (3. Seegers-Beer.
P. H. Joyner-Strayed or Stolen.
The great Life Iusurance Company of the
United States is tho National, of whioh Jay
Cooke A; Co. are the General Agents, Wash?
ington. Compared with other big compa?
nies, it is destined soon to bo the WOGEST
company iu the country. Why? Because
its growth and popularity, measured in its
infancy, warrants it. They have issued, in
five months, nearly 4,000 policies, embra?
cing a sum insured of upwards of $18,000,
000, and the applications daily increasing.
Another reason is, that the plan of the Na?
tional is the correct one, the cheapest one,
the most liberal one; secures the largest
amount for the sum paid; no fictitious or
distant dividends declared to dazzle the im?
agination with its glittering promises, but
gives you a cash dividend in hand before
you start. How? A young clerk, age
twenty, pays $12.95 a year, aud secures a
policy in tho National for $1,000. In other
companies he pays $19.89-a difference of
$0.94, or a cash dividend of over fifty-two
per cent. This differeuco will enable him
to tako ont a policy for $500 more; so that,
should he die, his family secures $1,500,
and pay no more premium than other com?
panies chargo for $1,000. This don't look
like, what ia supposed by some to bo the
case, that the company divide all the profits
among themselves. Why, the faot is, they
give you a dividend before it is dae-in ad?
vance-and no contingent operation of ma?
king a profit is dependent upon it. Insure
in tho National. Call and got circulars.
E. H. HEINITSU, G?n?ral Agent, South Ca?
A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.-If you
! have a cough, do not neglect it; thousands go
i to an untimely grave by neglecting what
they call "a slight cold." Thcso^ slight
colds aro very insidious. They soon becomo
! deep-seated, and defy all remedies. DR.
j TUTT'S EXPECTORANT will cure it. It oan be
I had of any Druggist. M13 ii
i A SAD ENDINO.-The New Orleans
Picayune announces tho death, in thatoity,
at a hospital, without a friend or relative at
his bedside, and utterly penniless, of S. H.
Goetzel, widely known daring the war as
tho head of the leading publishing house of
the Confederacy. He engaged in business
after the war at New Orleans, but failed,
and since then has been in great destitu?
A horriblo caso of poisoning was disco?
vered recently in Bridgeport, I? The wife
and two children of Morris Fear were found
lying dead in bed. Mr. Fear was found
lying with the corpses, nearly dead. They
are supposod to have been poisoned. No
particulars havo boon ascertained.
Singapore has a boa constrictor that has
swallowed a young lady, who wore at tho
time a $15,000 diamond necklace. The
yoting lady is of no vnlno now, but thc
necklaco is-so nbont 30,000 natives aro
diligently searching for the snake.