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MADBID, Mareil 17.-G?netA? ftim^?h*
nouueed ia the Cort*? that tjfr Moftufclihtf?
were prepared with their candid-t? for tho
Spanish throne, and would soon publish his
. AfTuiiu jin Washington.
WASHINGTON, March 17.-During the
morning honr in tho House, the Election
Committee introduced a resolution that
where A committee reported, contestants dis?
qualified from disloyalty, no further action
should be had, except by order of the House,
and that disloyal contestants shall have no
Say. Omissions in appropriations were
isonused. Butler l charged that omissions
resulted from bribery. The Reconstruction
Committee considered Mississippi affairs,
but no action resulted.
In the Senate, the memorial of loyal citi?
zens of Texas shows a frightful condition of
affairs in that State-worse since Grant's
election; praying for a Provisional Govern?
ment, and a division of the State. The Ju?
diciary Committee reported the Georgia
bill, with amendments; also reported on the
credentials of Hill and Miller, with a re?
commendation that they lie on the'table.
In the Senate, the Judiciary Committee
was equally divided on a bill enforcing the
fourteenth 'amendment, and enforcing a
Republican Go vor ninon t in Georgia; they
tnado no recommendation, but favored an
amendment erasing the olause giving the
TJnited"St?tes Courts concurrent jurisdiotiorj
with the provisional Courts. Wilson intro?
duced a bill continning the collection of thc
educational department of the Freedmen's
Bureau till 1871. The tenure of office bill
was resumed and discussed to adjournment.
In the House, tlte omissions in the appro?
priation bi? were discussed at great length
During the discussion, Schanck charg?e
Butler with saying what he knew to be un
true. Batter retorted, that bo knev
Sohenok's ins and outs. Tho debate grev
quite warm. - The bill extending the timt
for the removal of the Virginia officers wa?
taken from tho table aad referred to tin
Reconstruction Committee. The Commit
tee on Foreign Affairs considered Cuba am
San Domingo to-day. It was decided b
call on the Executive for recent information
and to take no action until tho in format im
The President nominated Mrs. Van Low
postmistress at Richmond, Va.
It seems certain that negroes will r?pre
seat tho Usiied States at Hayti and Sa
Domingo, but will have no share in F eden
The fleet in the Cuban waters will be rt
Allison Smith, of Spencerfort, was a
most instantly killed Monday afteruoor
While entering the Congregational Chu rel:
in that village, at the hoad of a funeral pr<
cession, the trap-door of the belfry of tl:
church was taken from its fastenings by tl:
wind and hurled upon his head.
CHARLESTON, March 17.-Arrived-bri
Tereoite, Port Talbot. Off the port-sch
R. Caldwell, New Yo?k. Sailed-steam
Sea Gull, Baltimore.
AUGUSTA, March 17.-There was a lar<
procession in honor of St Patrick's day.
ATLANTA, March 17.-Tho Senate to-dt
took np the fifteenth amendment, as
motion to indefinitely postpone was r
solved in a tie vote of 17 to 17. Benjam
F. Conley, the Republican President of tl
Georgia Senate, having to cast his vot
voted y ea-thus indefinitely post pon ii
and virtually defeating tbe adoption of tl
fifteenth amendment in Georgia.
Governor Bullock to-day issued au exec
tive order, setting forth that he hos receiv
information of the voluntary absenting i
a large number of members of tho Hon
of Representatives, in order to prevent
quorum, and that as no appropriation h
for the year 1869 has yot boen perfected
submited to him, it is ordered that i
money shall be paid to members on accou
of per diem and mileage until an appi
priation bill is perfected, submitted to hi:
and receives bis approval.
HAVANA, Mardi 17.-Rudolph Paul, late
of tho Confederate service, commands 1,5
insurgents in Sagua. Tho troops a
pressing to tho interior, and aro endeavt
ing to restore communication betwe
Nuevitas and Puerto Principe. Tho G
vernment reports frequent skirmishing,
which* the insurgents were damaged,
transport has arrived from Barcelona wi
The Hay tien blockade at Jannel is n
effective, and several vessels with provisio
have recently arrived. The people of A
Caves were nearly starved.
Later Mexican advices state that C
Marger, formerly of tho Federal army, 1
been arrested, charged with attempting
carry n regiment to Negrete. Many
Negrete's officers have beon captured a
shot, and many arrests made. Wealt
capitalists, representing millions, are p
paring to emigrate.
FIBS,-Wo have learned with pain tl
on Sunday night, the 7th inst., our m
estimable friend and fellow-ci ti /.on, Capt
W. R. Ooskey's residence, with nearly
entire household affairs, together with
groceries, were destroyed by fire.
The radical papers are indecent to
end in their villifioation of ex-Presid
Johnson. They fairly hoot him out of
great office with jeers and jibes and 1
poons. Harper'? Weekly, as usual, i
the dirty picture work. Mr. Johnson
afford to bear all this vt ir?arity. Hist
will do justice to him and cu his revilori
Messrs. S. H. Wilson and C. W. Bc
leading citizens of Yazoo, Mississippi,
a shooting match, a doy or two ago, w
both parties received death wounds,
volvers were the death-dealers.
~CotTjM??i^ k?^^?7^^?les of ??ton
unsettled. Mo n oy ac ti ve, at T. Exchange
QX< Gold 81>?- Flour stoadyv Pork
firmer-new mess 31.50. Steam hurd firmer
-barrels 19. Cotton steady, at 28}.?<&'i8}?.
7 P. M.-Cotton ? shade firmer and more
active; sales 4,300 bales, at 28%. Flour a
shade Armer and rather moro doing-super?
fine State firstname.lastname@example.org to fair extra
Southern email@example.com. Wheat l(3>2c. bettet,
without much activity. Corn lc. lower.
Pork in fair demand-new 31.87>?(?82.50.
Lard firmer-kettle 19@19}...'. Whiskey
n.uiot, at 95J?. Gold 31??. Freights quiet.
BALTIMORE, March 17.-Cotton dull and
nominal, at 28. Flour verjt dull. Wheat
dull-red firstname.lastname@example.org. Corn dull and lower
white 80@82; yellow 85. Oats dull-Mary?
land 55(365. Kyo dull, afc 35@40. Whis?
key dull, at 95.
CINCINNATI, March 17.-Mess pork ad
vaucing, and held at email@example.com. Bacon
held shoulders 14; clear sides 17,1.?', with
CHARLESTON, March 17.-Cotton easier,
bnt more active, with sales of 850 bales
middlings 27*<? ; receipts 632.
SAVANNAH, March 17.-Cotton steady,
with sales of 950 bales-middlings 27*4;
AUGUSTA, March 17.-Cotton market
quiet, with sales of 2G5 bales; receipts 163;
prices a shade firmer.
Mom LE, Maroh 17.-Cotton demand
moderate but firm; sales 700 bales-low
middlings 26; receipts 145; exports 29.
NEW ORLEANS, Maroh 17.-Cotton in fair
demand and slightly stiffer-middlings 27 34
@28; sales 3,200 bales; receipts 1,250; ex?
ports 2,452. Gold 32J,,'. Flour dull-su?
perfine 6.25; double 6.50; treble 7.00.
Corn tending up, ot 80. Oats lower, at 71
@72. Pork firm-mess 33.00. Bacon
firm-shoulders 14}?@143.?; clear rib 17?^;
clear 18. Lard dull-'tierce 18.??(o'19; keg
20@22. Sugar firmer-prime 14 V,. Mo?
lasses firmer-comraou G0@G5; primo 70(7?
75. Whiskey dull and nnchanged. Goffet
nominal-fair 15'.?; prime 17:;.l.
HAVANA, Morell 17.-Sugar quiet-No.
12. 8?.i(7i?9. Exchange steady.
LIVERPOOL, March 17-3 P. M.-Cottoi:
LIVERPOOL, March 17-Evening.-Cottoi
quiet, at previous quotations; sales 8,001
HAVRE, March 17.-Cotton closed yester
day a shade easier, but not quot ably lower
and opens to-day quiet-spot unchnuged
afloat dull-low middlings afioat 143'.j.
Proceedings of Council.
COLUMRIA, Maroh 16, 1869.
Preseut-His Honor the Mayor; Alder
men Agnew, Bates, ClaSey, Geiger, Hope
Hussnng, Johnson, Radcliffe, Shields ani
The minutes of thc last regular and spt
cial meetings were read and confirmed.
Petitions from Mrs. S. S. McCully an
Mrs. M. E. Brady, praying that Couno
would remit their city taxes on real estate
wore presented and referred to the Commil
tee of Ways and Means.
A petition from Mrs. S. P. Gibbes, wa
presented, calling attention to the conditio
of the drainage on Upper street, betweo
Huger and Wayne streets, which was r<
ducing the value of her property by tb
washing away of the earth. Referred t
the Committee on Streets.
A petition from E. F. Hei, was presentee
praying that Council would grant him pei
mission to erect two or more wooden buih
iugs on Richardson street, between Gree
and Divine streets. On motion, the pray?
of the petitioner was granted.
The following paper was read and receive
"W. B. Stanley, R. N. Lewis, G. G. Net
ton and J. C. Jannoy object to the petitic
of locating a powder magazine, propose
by Mr. Hardy Solomon, ou Mr. Levy's lo
tying between Gates and Assembly street
(Signed) J. C. JAN NEY."
A communication from W. L. Smith, f<
the American Machine Works, Springfieli
Mass., was read, requesting the settlcmei
of an account due by the city since 185
for $142.64 and interest, less a credit
8 5.00. Alderman Agnew moved that $V.
bo paid for the full liquidation of thc clair
which motion was carried.
The City Physician presented his qua
telly report. Referred to the Committee (
Au application for quart license to ret:
spirituous liquors, irom E. Stenhouse, w
presented and referred to thc Committee <
The following accounts were present*
and referred: E. &G. D. Hope against Ah
House and City Hospital; Hopson ?fe St
phen against Water Works and for di
collars; Robert Hannon and S. T. Lori
against tho Street Department.
The Committee of Ways and Means i
ported the mouthly report of tho City Clo
for February, as being correct. Conoarr
Tho same committee also presented t
The Committee of Ways and Means,
whom was referred the petition of F. 1
Green, beg leave to report, that as the oi
finances will not, at present, admit of t
liquidation of bonds past due, they the
fore respectfully recommend that all pi
due bonds, on presentation, shall bo fund
in new bonds, bearing seven per cent, in
rest from date of issue, and that the cia
of John Green be paid as early as practi
ble by the Clerk of Council.
Report of the Committee of Ways a
Means received and adopted.
Tho Committee on Accounts presentee
report, recommending the paj ment of I
following bills, they having been examir.
and fouud correct : W. G. Bower, Al
House, 861.00; J. L. Kirkwood, for pri
ing, 835.00; G. G. Nowton. for badg
bttXOt Wk, *8.00. Report received and
The Committee on Market reported the
monthly report ot the Clerk of the Market
fe* February, as being correct. Concurred
^he Committee on Guard Houso and Po
lioe reported the monthly report oFtbeCbief
of Police fojyFebryary, as being, correct.
The Committee on Alms House submitted
the following report:
The Committee ou Alms Hons", to whom
the petition of Dr. John Lyuch and othors
was referred, beg leave to report, that they
have examined the facts in this oaso und find
Miss Mary Lyons was not deuiod a shelter
in tho Alms House. Proper regulatious re?
quired that her room should bo changed,
and that seoras to have displeased her. Your
Committeo leam that she was sick a few
days previous and tho physician prescribed
for her, but she protested she would not
take his poison. Your Committee have ex?
amined several witnesses, separately, and
they all stato that u room was assigned her
and a good fire provided; they moreover
state, that she has boen tho terror of many
of the inmutes for some timo past. Your
Committee are satisfied that the representa?
tions in the petition aro not warranted by
the facts as stated.
The above report was received and
The Committeo ou Licenses prescutod a
report, recommending that license to retail
spirituous liquors be granted the following
persons: Tavern license-J. C. McKennn,
Goo. R. Martin, C. L. Byau. Quart li?
cense-J. & T. B. Agnew. Report received
The following report was preseuted by a
The Committee, io whom was referred
the petition of Mr. H. Solomon, for per?
mission to build u powder house ou Mr.
Levy's lot, beg leave to report, that they
have examined the location and think it
would Ini unwise and imprudent to grant
the privilege so near the ceutre of tho cor?
poration, especiully so, us your Committee
have good reasous for believing that other
applications, of u like nature, are contem?
plated. They would, therefore, recommend
that permission be not granted. Respect?
EDWARD HOPE, i ..
O. Z. BATES, I Couin?ttee
Report received aud adopted.
The petition of sundry citizens, praying
that the ordinance relative to cross-signs bi
repealed, laid over at last meeting, wai
again brought before Council. It wa:
moved and carried that the prayer of tin
petitioners be uot granted.
A bill entited "An Ordinance couceruinj
enclosed streets withiu the corporate limit
of thc city of Columbia," received its thin
reading, ameuded, passed, its title cbungec
to an ordinance, was duly ratified aud be
came a law, as follows:
An Ordiuanco concerning enclosed stroet
within the corporate limits of the city c
Be il ordained by Ike Mayor and Ablerme
of the city of Columbia, and by authority c
the same, That ou after the first day of Dt
cember, 1869, all tho streets and parts c
streets that now or may hereafter be cr
closed within the corporate limits of sai
city, shall be opened to their torminatior
North, South, East and West, at their intei
section with the regular boundaries.
Be it further ordained, That all persou
who had any of the streets or parts c
streets of the said city enclosed on the lt
day of January, 1869, shall pay the ta
levied on such enclosed streets or parts <
streets, according to the ordinance mad
aud provided for tho collection of sue
Be il farther ordained, That all person <
persons holding in their possession any <
the streets or parts of streets, on and aft?
the passage of this ordinance, without tl:
consent of Conneil, shall be subject to tl
penalties imposed in such coses, made an
provided for in former ordinances.
Be itfurtlier ordained, That all parties i
possession of any of the streets Or parts i
streets of the said city of Columbia, bono!
fied thereof by the City Clerk, with a cot
of the foregoing ordinances; and if the pr
visions of the same be not complied with 1
the 15th of April, 1869, tho penalties sin
bo collected as all other taxes duo the city
A bil'entitled "An Ordiuanco to auioi
an ordinance to raise supplies for the ye
1869, roceived its second reading, and w;
laid over under the rule.
Rov. Wm. Martin, forth? PeabodyScho
Committee, presented a report, iiccomp
nied by some remarks, giving the numb
of teachers and .scholar.", showing in wh
manner tho funds had been expended, wi
other information of au iuteresting chard
ter. The committee also informed t
Council that tho amount received from t!
Peabody fund was not only exhausted, b
that a balance of $290 was still duo to sot
of the teachers, and requested that Coun
would pay the deficiency from tho city tr(
On motion, the above report was roferr
to tho Committee on City Schools.
The following resolution was offered
Resolved, That the ordiuanco to rome
cross signs be suspended until tho 1st
On being put to a vote, the resolution v
Alderman Bates offered the folio wi
preamble and resolutions, which wi
Whereas, there are many exocutit
against citizens for city taxes in the hat
of tho Sheriff, somo of largo amount and
long standiug; and whereas, a large porti
of tho citizens pay their taxes promptly
defray the expenses of tho city govern ru
and to meet claims falling due against
city; be it, therefore,
Resolved, That further indulgence to
linquent tax-payers be withhold, aud
taxes on all the executions in his office
OD (notion, Council kdjournes?.
J. 8. MoMAHON, City Clerk.
Auction Sale of Government Property.
D. C. PEIXOTTO & SON, AUCTIONEERS.
WILT, be (sold, at publie auotiou, on THURS?
DAY, 13th of Mardi, at 12 o'clock M., at tho !
Qu a i term UH tci -'a Store Houae, in rear o? the
t? ARMY WAGONS,
1 LOT GRAIN SACKS,
Ami other public property, bold on account of |
removal of troop? from thia post.
TF.nsiH-Cash lu United States currency.
E. B. OIBB8.
Mardi fi Lient. 8th Inf.. A. A. Q. M._
Uuder order of Judge of Probate-Silas G. Gib
sou, by bb next friend, rs. Henry B. Gibson, et |
ni.-Summons in Partition.
IN pursuance of an order made by William Hut
sou Wigir. Judge of Probate" for Richland
County, directed to me, I will soil, on the FIRST I
MONDAY in April next, in front of tho Court |
HOUBO, in Columbia, within the legal hours:
All that HOUSE and LOT in tho city of Colum?
bia, bounded on tho North by tho residence of tho
late John H. Pearson, deceased; East and South
by lands of John W. Parker, and Weat by Marion
otreet; containing one-third of an acre, more or |
loss, being tho house and lot of which the latoO.
J. Gibson died possessed.
TERMS O>- SALE.-Cash enough to pay taxes now I
duo and exponaos of these proceedings, and two
fifths of tho bid; tho balance in one, two and threo
yoara, secured by bond and mortgage of tho pro?
mises. Purchaser to keep premises insured and
assign tho policy to the Judge of Probate, and to
pay for stamps and papers.
The above described property will bo re-nold,
by order of William Hutson Wi'gg, Jud go of Pro?
bate, at tho risk of N. E. Edwards, tho former I
purchaser. FTo >">vjng failod to comply with terms
All thc right, title and interest of tho d?fendent
in the Plantation known as "Stoney Hill," ir. Rich?
land County, situated on the waters of '.Tom's ]
('rock," bounded by the lauds of John Batos.de
ceased, tho Bluff r??d and lands of Absalom Joy-1
ncr; levied r u as the property of H. W. Adams, at
tho suit of Robert N. Lewis f.?. H. W. Adams.
March 14 tnth P. F. FR AZ EE. S. H. C.
Richland County-In Equity.
Edward Kinsler and Henry O. Kinslor, Executors I
of John J. Kinsler, ra. Amelia B. Kinsler, Mary
A. Holmes, tl al.
UNDER decree of tho Circuit Court, sitting
Equity in tho above stated case, will be sold ]
on the FIRST MONDAY in April next, before the
Court House in Columbia, between the hours of
ll A. M. and 3 P. M.. tho following Tracts of
Land, to wit:
No. 1. Four acres of LAND, in the city of Co?
lumbi''.: bounded by Richland, Gist, Laurel and
i inekney streets.
No. 2. A Tract of Land, in Lexington County,
containing 129'. acres; bounded North by Conga
reo Creek: East by Joyner's land; South" hy land |
of estate J.J. Kinsler, "?iud West by Mrs Elinore's
No. 3. A Tract ot" Land, in Lexington County,
known as the "Neace TrACt," containing 23SJ
acres; bounded North by lands of Hoof ; East by
lands of A. Hook and estato of Kinsler; South by
lauds of Kinslor's, and West by land not known.
No. 4. A Tract of Land, in Lexington County,
known as the "Haugabook Swamp Tract, con?
taining 521 acres; bounded North by Butler's
land; East'by Coogaree River; South by R. Joy
ner'a land, aiid West by Geiger.
No. 5. A Tract of Land, in Lexington County,
known as tho "Percival Landa," containing 22(>j
acres: bounded North by lands of General Henry
Arthur; East by Congareo River; South by
Geiger's land, and West by land of Joyner.
No. 6. Tho Tract of Land, in Lexington Courty,
known as tho "Maverick Lands," situate imme?
diately opposite and in night of th? city of Colum?
bia, bounded by lands of Guignard and others, 1
containing about 1,200 acres, tho exact number of
acres not known, but survey will be completed
and quantity made known on day of sale, and this
tract Bub-divided to suit purchasers.
No. 7. The right and interest of the late John
J. Kinsler (being the life estate of P. Bofill) in
the Tract of Land, in Richland County, known as
"Palmyra," situated near Barhamvillo, contain?
ing - acres.
Plats of all the above property can be seen at
the office of the undersigned.
TEUMS OF SALI:.-One-tiftli cash, and the balance
upon a credit of one, two and threo years; se?
cured by bond and mortgage of tho premises
sold. Purchasers to pay for stamps and papera.
March 14 ruth D. B. MILLER, C. C. P.
Richland County-In Equity.
Benjamin M. Lee vs. A. M. Hunt.- Decree? for
UNDER deere ? of the Circuit Court, sitting in
Equitv, in the abovo statod caso, will bo
sold, on the FIRST MONDAY in April next, be?
fore tho Court House, in Columbia, between the
hours ot ll A. M. and 3 P. M.:
All that lot of LAND, situate in the city of Co?
lumbia, in tho County und State aforesaid, on tho '
corner of Gervais and Gates streets, butting and I
bounding towards thu North, on lands formerly I
of Frances Edgar; East on lands formerly of
Margaret McDowell; South on Gervais street, and
Wost on Gates street; containing one aero, more
or less, on tho following terms, viz: So much casi:
as shall bo sufficient to pay tho principal and in?
terest which shall bc then due, together with the
costs ami expenses of tho suit; thu balance on a
credit of one, two and threo years: to be secured
by bonds and mortgages ot tho property. Pur?
chasers to pay for stamps and papers.
March 14 mth D. B. MILLEU. C. C. P.
Richland County-In Equity.
James U. Adams ca. John Kleekley.-Decree bi
ITNDER decree of Circuit Courts, sitting in
J Equity, in the above stated oase, will bo
sold, on the FIRST MONDAY in April next,
before tho Court Houso, in Columbia, between
tho hours of ll A. M. and 3 P. M.:
All that lot of LAND situate near the city of
Columbia, in the County of Richland, on tho j
Camden Road-butting and bounding to the
North on tho Camdon Road; East on lands of Dr.
John Wallaoe; South and Weat /in lands of the
Estate of Robert Latta; containing FOUR ACRES,
more or less.
All that PLANTATION, or tract of LAND eitn
ato in tho County and State aforesaid, on the
Rice Creek Spring Road, near the city of Colum?
bia, butting and bounding to the North on landa
belonging to Mrs. Gibbes; to the West on lands
of Mrs. Dont, lands formerly of Andrew Wallace,
and lands of Alexander Smith; and to tho Sooth
on lands ol Mrs. Smith, and James U. Adams;
and containing 300 acres, moro or less, on tho
following tarros, viz: For so rauoh cash as shall
bo Bufilciont to nay the principal and interest
which shall then be duo, together with the coats
I and exponbus of tho suit; tho balance ou a credit
i of ouo. two, threo and four juan?, to be secured
I by bondH bearing interest from tho day of sale, to
bo paid annually, mortgagos of tho property, the
buildings to be insured and kept insured, and tho
1 policies of insurance assigned. Purchaser to pay
for stamps and papor*. ,, _ n
March 14 ruth D- ?? MILLER. C. C. P
TOVirtuoolreuSy?rriS o^Pftrtfaetas. to mo
JD directed. I will ?eil, OB tha FIRST MONDAY in
April next, in front of tba Court flotase.! in Co?
lumbia, within the legal hours, the following
All that Plantation or tract of LAND, known aa
"Hickory Hill," in Richland County, containing
ne ven hundred and t\y elvo (712) acres, .more or
lees, and bounded as follows; on the North b-v
lands of estate of W. B. Singleton, formerly bf
I Robert Weston and Richard Singleton; East by
lands of the estate of W. R. Singleton and John
Neal; South by lands of Gilbert Garner and the
ostate of Lewellen Woodward, formerly of George
Rawlinson, and Weat by laud? of Absalom Joy?
ner, lands formerly of John Williams, and also,
by Griffin's Creek, separating it from Absalom
Joyner'? land; leviod on UH the property of Thoa.
B. Clarkson, at tho suit of Florian O". May t?.
Thoma* li. Clarkeou. Terms cash,
j ^ March l l mth P. F. FRAZEE. 8. R. C. '
Sweet Potato Ship?.
BUSHELS YAM POTATO SLIPS, in Qne
tJ\J order, for ealo by E. & G. D. HOPE..
I W. H. STACK'S CORN WHISKEY
GALLONS received THIS DAY, and
*J\J\J tor sale by the Barrel, or at retail.
The name of tho Distiller ia a sufficient guar?
antee for the purity and excellence of this WHIS?
KEY. Tho subscriber froely recommends its use.
where euch a stimulant is required, as the very
best that can bc procured.
March 18 3 E. STENHOUSE.
CITT CLERK'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, March 17, I860.
TU E Ordinance concerning the removal of Croas
Signs and Wooden Awnings on the streets of
Columbia will be strictly.enforced on and after
tho 1st of April next. By order of the City
Council. J. 8. MCMAHON, City Clerk.
March 18 12_ ? , , .
Strayed or Stolen.
8TRAYBD or TAKEN from tho Na
jTS^vrZ tiona! Hotel, e Bitch ?nd Dog Hound,
dSSSBS coupled together. The Bitch is of a,
bluish gray color; mole on apper lip: answers to
tho name of ..Cora." The Dog ie Sf a tan color,
with a white ring around his nock. Any one re?
turning them to tho National Hotel, will be Hbo
rally rewarded. P. H. JOYNER.
Colombia Chapter NoT 57RT?TM. ~
W?S?j? AN EXTRA CONVOCATION of Colnm
WMkSfc'bia Chapter No. 5, R. A. M., will bo hold at
?.?.Maeonic Hall, THIS EVENING., at 7
o'clock. The Royal Arch and Most Excellent
Master Degrees will ho conferred.
By order of tho High Priest.
March 18 1 W. HUT80N WIOG. Secret arr.
fTHIlE Com missioner of Agriculture, in his report
X for tho year 18f>5. speaks as follows:
''There can be no doubt of thc general adulte?
ration of all m,ilt lie j nor:<. In England and other
countries, whero heavy penalties are imposed, and
an increasing vigilance practiced to detect and '
punish such frauds, by a system of inspection of
all malt liquors manufactured before exposed to
sale, thc practice itt very common. How much
more in thia country, where thore are no laws on
the subject, and no officer to carefully analyze tho
products of tbc brewery? Some years ago, Pro?
fessor Mapee, of New York, analyzed too beer
from a dozen different breweries, and all .were
found adulterated with noxious substances. It is
said that the salo of drugs to brewers, is a profit?
able purl pf the trado. This is perfectly infamous.
Coomina indicus, (fish-berry,) nnx v?mica, (dOg
buttou, from which strychnine ie obtained,) aro
Homo of the delectable substances found in beer!
These are potent poisons, aud the brewer found
using them should be drowned at once in one of
his own rats. The British Parliament passed a
law to provont thia nefarious business. The fol?
lowing is an extract: 'No druggist, vendor of or
dealer in drugs, or chemist, or any other person,
shall sell or deliver to any licensed brewer, dealer
in or retailer of beor, knowing them to be such,
or shall sell or deliver to any person on account
of. or in trust for, any such brewer, dealer, or re?
tailer, any liquor called by the nano of or sold for
coloring, from whatever material tho same may
be made; or any material or preparation other
than ung rou nd brown malt, for the darkening the
color of worts or beer, or any molasses, vitriol,
honey, quassia, cocculus indiens, grains of para?
dise, Guinea pepper, or opium, or any extract or
preparation of molasses, or any article or prepa?
ration to bc used in worts or beer for or as a sub?
stituto for malt or hops; and if any druggist shall
offend in any of these particulars, such prepara?
tion, Ac, shall bo forfeited, and may be seized by
any officer of excise, and the person so offending
shall forfeit five hundred pounds.'
.'Under this law, very many druggists and brew?
ers were brought to grief, and yet the practico
continues. Unless thc American public are ready
to admit tho immaculate purity and innocence of
American brewers, they mnst" bo content, while
drinking their beer, to cherish the belief that they
aro at thc samo time guzzling somo narcotic poi?
son or damaging medicine. In view of tho unpre?
cedented growth of the barloycrop; of the great
increase of the number of maltators and brewers;
I of tho vast unknown quantities of beor that are
I drunk in every city and almost overy town ou the
' continent; it is the dictate of sound wisdom, that
the attention of legislators should bo called to
the subject of the adulteration of our malt liquors,
ami sovcro penalties should be inflicted as a pre?
P. S.-Judgo for yourself I My Beer ia pure.
March 18 JOHN C. 8EE?ERS.
T JEX. 3E3 A T X=5. IBES .
T H18- CA Ii OLIN A HALL. -N IG II T.
Lessee aud Manager, - - Joun TEMTLETO?.
EETURN of the Favorites! For a few Nights
only! ?tar Company of the South, in their
chante, beautiful, celebrated
Interspersed rrxth a Musical Melange-Singing,
Dancing and other attractions.
I Which has everywhere attractod universal appro?
bation and been patronized by all tho beauty and
fashion. Special attraction lor ladies. Fashion
able amusement of the .Southern cities! Great
Dramatic Sensations! THIS EVENING, March 18.
Special Performance of Sf aggie Mitchell's In
comparable 5 Act Play/-from George Sand, "FAN
CHON," the Cricket.
Doors open at half-past C. Performance at half
PaArmed Chairs and Reserved 8eats, in front, tot
ladies and gentlemen, $1.00.
Separate Back Seats forgontlemon, unaccomp*
nied by ladies, 75 cents.
Separate Seats set apart for all colored peoplo,
To avoid the rush, seaU can be secured each
day at Miot'a Drug Store, where arrangement of
seats and diagram of hall can be inspected at lei?
sure. Season positively for few nights only.
Corn atS>1.2?per Bushel.
1f\f\(\ BUSHELS Prime CORN, at $1.25
9\J \J\J ner Bushel at retail, and to order
at very rpdnens nrices, by oar-load. For sale by
March 16 J. A T. R. AGNEW.
FROM the subscriber, a large YELLOW OX.
branded with large *'B" on tho hind quarters
i Said Ox is iu lino condition, and will weixb 800 or
i OOO pounds, net. Twent -Avo dollars will bo paid
for tho recovery of tho ?I, with proof to convict
the thiof. JESSI! G. LYRES,
1 March 12 0* Columbia.