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Wednesday Mo rn m c. March 24, 1869.
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A Speck of Wnr.
Sumner is on the war Mth. Hr? is put*
ting on the paint; has unburied the!batch?t
and is preparing a speech in~ VegarcT to the
Alabama claims, the mere possibility of the
delivery of which sent gold up auJ Govern?
ment bonds down. The warlike Sanatoi
was reso}v(e?l upon taking high ground, op?
posing auy settlement of tho claims uules?
England openly acknowledges that she was
clearly in Ibo wrdng when she accorded bel?
ligerent rights to tho rebels. What is tc
come of all this, says the Newark (N. J.]
Journal, we are no$ prepared to say, or even
conjecture, bul it looks a little ns though thc
military was to be the predominating spiril
of the Administration. Gen. Grant ii
strongly advised to take sides with tho Cu
ban patriots;, to which advice ho appears tc
lend ?'lvilling ear. Gen. Sickles is expected
to supersede Kosencrans in Mexico, aud it
?3 whispered that there is a strong proba
bility of our having something to say ir
relation to affairs in that unhappy country.
Taken as a whole, our foreign relations maj
be said to be in a critical position at this
moment. .Secretary Fish will therefore
have an early opportunity for tho display o?
his diplomatic abilities. As he is known tc
be conservative, and withal cool and clear
headed, we feel less apprehensive than i:
the department had remained under thc
control of the incapable Washburne.
Tho proposition to have our colton trad<
hereafter . conducted ou a gold basis ii
attracting considerable attention union;
those specially interested in such matters
If gold be made the sole standard of vain?
for cotton, that important staple, whicl
supplies our country with its principal me
dium of exchange, will be withdrawn iron
the vexatious fluctuations which aro so per
petual an incident in tho movements of ou
national currency. The step will, more
over, be one in tho right direction. Whei
cotton is bought and sold for gold, thc rc
turn to a metalic currency in all transac
tions will be more than half accomplished
The Havana Almanac, for last] year, ha
tables of tho population (ff Cuba and il
different departments and civil districts fe
tho year 1867. At that time, the total pope
lotion of the island was 1,870,000-of whic
764,500 were whites and 605,550 were c<
lored. Of the colored population, 226,0C
are designated as of the freo class, but th
includes, beside the freemen of negro blooi
a large number of Chinese. More thc
tbree-fonrths of the population, white nc
black, is in the Western Department, whe:
the insurrection has, os yet, hardly made i
The Charleston News, of the 23d, co
tains a letter, which is believed to be a
thontic, that General Honuingsen, of Nie
ragua fume, has actually landed in Cul
with a force of 1,100 men, ull well provid<
with arms aud munitions of war. All
the men are old soldiers, and more than 1
of them ex-officers in the Federal and Co
Tho Philadelphia Presa has a special d
patel, from Washington, stating that nt let
twenty-five professional soldiers, includi
Gen. Henningsen, well known in tho lu
Confederate service, have left Washingt
for Havana within the hist three monti
The correspondent adds, that these twenl
five were undoubtedly accompanied by
number of supporters, and that it is cc
ceded in Washington "that the cable d
patches from the ever-faithful Isle are n
nipulated by tho Spanish Captain-Gene
before they aro allowed to be sent; and tb
in truth, tho prospects of the insurgents ?
much brighter than they are generally 1
lieved to be. At any rate, the matter 1
assumed such serious proportions that
promises to be one of tho prominent qu
tions of our Government policy during I
Speaking of the inauguration ball, o
the exclusion of the man und brother the
from, tho Albany Evening Journal, an
tensely radical paper, ^ays:
"Tho repugnance to certain associatii
and affiliations is perfectly natural. *
There are physical and montai difieren
in the two races which separate them by
inexorable law of repulsion, aud which i
be overcomo by no amount of humanit?r
philosophizing or philanthropic legislati
The white does not accept the black i
cougonial fellow aud associate. And
never will. * We believe t
Men. il.ie colored people will agree wit!
upon thia point. They seo that ueit
their own happiness nor their position
society will be improved by ignoring
differences which tho Almighty has creal
No-black man, with a proper sense of ?
respect, would seek to crowd himself i
society where be was not wauted, aud wi
he must bc conscious that all around
garded him as au inferior."
Gen. Butler has applied to tho Score
of tho Treasury for tho appoiutment of
Joubcrt, a negro, as Assessor of Inte
lievenuo for New Orleans. Why don'l
have ono appointed for Boston?
't+at*^ m -"ITTIT' T II fiim'ii?.! ? fi mn. ???nu1'
. Buslntm ?nd th? Bm*Incas Prospect? of Co
MR. EDITOR: The prosperity and growth
of ali to Wits depend materially up ou the
condition and coutfenienoe of their public
institution?. Let us r^yiow hastily the ad?
vantages of Columbia in this respect. First.
?a to her schools~and "colloges-it must be
owned that thoy nro not altogether in that
healthy conditio* Of progress which becomes
a State Capital; hence they call loudly for
an earnest and cordial support from every
citizen in our town aud County. Second.
Her churches, impoverished and, in many
instances, burned dowu by an invadiug and
relentless army, appeal daily to tho highest,
noblest impulses of Christian civilization,
for aid aud sustenance. Tho inhereut pride
in our ruco should prompt us to stimulate
aud foster their labors at all times. Third.
Her railroad depots, although reuniit and
re-established sinco the war, and commodi?
ous enough in their way, are, like our cot
tou dealers, vastly far apart; and if a vigor?
ous, united effort is made, on the part of
all Columbians, to unite them, so ns to -se?
cure a joint depot especially for passengers,
it would add greatly to a rapid development
of our oily, and go very far towards concen?
trating business, and iuduciug strangers to
stop a few days and look into the merits of
tho town. Tho cut-off of the Charlotta
Railroad, to form a junction with the South
Carolina Road, somo milo aud a-half below
thc city, thereby convoying all through
passongers entirely out of sight and hearing
of tho interesting portion of our town, re?
sults iu a most serious detriment to our ho?
tels, aud business mon of all kiuds. Hero
is abundant room for enterprise ou tho part
of our public-spirited men. Fourth. The
city post office, although presided over by a
most obliging, attentive and courteous gen?
tleman, is too small aud cramped to be suf?
ficiently useful or highly ornamental. A
new buildiug, entire, is sadly needed; and
as we aro credibly iuformed that a proposi?
tion from department headquarters, at
Washington city, has neon mado to donate
a large amount, provided tho city will fur?
nish a suitable lot, it is a matter of surprise
that our Council docs not eagerly accept the
offer, aud at once accomplish this -'consum?
mation so devoutly to be wished." Ry all
means, lot tho location or sito selected bc
central. Fifth. Our hotels, we aro pleased
to record, arc sullieiently capacious and nu?
merous, and Main street is soon to bc fa?
vored by tho opouiug of a new aud elegant
establishment, which has boon leased by n
coup?? of enterprising Charlestoniaus,
whose record, from all accounts, is first rato
Sixth. Our streets, thanks to tho foresighi
of a worthy Mayor and thoughtful Council
are decidedly "on tho mend" just now; und
it is to bo hoped, will soon be illumed by a
least an occasional "light-house," which, il
ever erected, will savo many a bruised shin
and divers unpoetical splashes in tho mut
Tho fates forbid that wo should omit, ii
this connection, to mention "yo local" o
the Phoenix,which is "our paper," in ever
sense of the word, and which, ns yet in it
early years, will ultimately bccouio the prid
of our municipality.
Proposing, in article four, to review othe
poiuts which will speak for themselves, ii
respect to general iuterest, we for tho prc
sent bow our exit, and "jam satis."
Mn. EDITOR: It certainly will afford yo
pleasure to .surprise your readers with th
welcome news that our young friendf
Mdlle. Gabrillaand Mr. Carl Feininger, wi
give some exhibitions in Columbia aboi
the middle of next month, during a tot:
through the South.
As is to bo expected, the brother and sii
ter will give now proofs of their pcrfectio
in the musical arts; and will give new fae
to Columbia (their adopted city) that i
their midst a genius deposited the seed i
taste for lino arts which roso to a magnif
cent tree, abounding with fruit, and beaut
ful to behold. Already bnvo unimparti
judges placed Mr. Carl Foiniuger in tb
foremost rank as a violin performer, ac
acknowledged him to bo a powerful mast
of his instrument. Ho kuows, at tho san
time, how to enchant the soul of the beare
who is listening to tho sweet tones whic
the worthy disciple of Apollo eau dra
from his instrument.
The New York Belletrist Journal late
wroto about Mdlle. Gabrilla Fciuingor, th<
fouud in her a soprano of most extrnortl
nary endowments; and another periodic
writes, this young lady cuehauts the listen
I with her pleasant, soft and clear voice, an
her soul-stirring song has a powerful effeo
aud she will in time becomo ono of the iii
As everywhere, wo hopo that our de
friends will givo thoso young artists a ff
patronage; and that their performances m
servo to kindle a spark of ambition in mai
a young breast.
UN ADORADOR DEL ARTE.
Tho Military Committee of the House,
! now constituted, is believed to boin favor
, a yet moro swooping reduction of tho arni
In their visit to tho President yesterdi
? the members received assurances that
j thought no furtber legislation needed
j present. The General of tho army promis
j retrenchment, and thought tho present la
if rigidly enforced, would largely rodi]
expenses.-Nexo York Tribune.
DESTRUCTIVE FIUE IN NEW YORK.-Abc
six o'olock Friday evening, tho fivo ste
marble building, No. 49 Warren street, *
discovered on fire, and in a short timo fl
floors, with their contents, wero entin
consumed, involving a loss of upwards
THE Oraaii?Aii IMVEACHKH.--Exit Ashley,
the original and putative impeacher. He |
wanted to be Governor of Montana, and, to
get him beyond the confines of civilization,
every radical Congressman signed for his
appointment. The selection of another
Ohioan, Campbell, to govern Wyoming,
exhausts the claims of that State for such
gifts, and Ashley retires ou his laurels.
THB THEATRE A FIXED FACT.-We are in,
formed that Mr. Chadwick has positively
determined to convert the Adger building
of which he is tho proprietor, into a theatre
and opera house, aftor the stylo of tho
French Theatro in New York, so well known
as tho scene of the first triumph of Ox'cra
Bouffe in America.-Charleston News.
Thc cotton trade in England is very dull,
and tho foreigu papers report thut very few
of the largo mauufuctnrurs aro running their
mills six days iu the week. Tho majority of
the establishments have been open ouly
four or five days iu tho week, and now the
time is generally to bo reduced to three
TERRIBLE HAIL STORM.-A most destruc?
tive hail f.torm visited Memphis ou Sunday
night, 14th instant. Nearly every pane of j
glass in tho city was broken, aud shrub?
beries aud fences wore completely demol?
ished. A drunken negro, who was caught
in the storm, was killed by tho hail stones.
Rev. George Bringhurst, of Philadelphia,
publishes a card denying the report that
George S. Twitchell had confessed that be
was the murderer of his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Hill. On tho contrary, Twitchell still
protests his innocence, and declares that he
will yet bo shown to bo so.
A number of prisoners at Sing Sing, N.
Y., succeeded in making their escape re?
cently, after killing the guard. Tho after?
noon of thc same day a similar attempt was
frustrated, and one of the prisoners put out
of tho way.
At a recent funeral at Weldon, N. C., a
colored woman claimed tho rope willi which
the coffin was being lowered, aa a stolen
A child fell into a cess-pool, in Savannah,
ou the lGth, and was suffocated.
Portugal has abolished slavery in all her
John A. Chestnut and W. J. Whipper,
MEMBERS of tho House of Representatives,
from Kershaw an.I Deanfort, will please call
on tlie undersigned and Bottle their lulls at once.
March -it l ' I NOLi:."
A FOLL SUPPLY OK TURE COLOR?, in oil;
XJL A USO,
SABLE BRUSHES, Ac, justin and for sale, at
reduced juice.), at the Paint, Oil and Color store of
March _M 3 JAM KS BROWN.
G. A. R.
A TTEND an adjourned Meeting ot Sherman
J\ Pott "No. 2," THIS EVENING, at 8 o'clock,
tor the election of officers for tho ensuing year.
By order. March 24 1*
A WATCH was found a few nights ago,
which the owner can obtain by proving pro
? MJLi)crtv and paying for this advertisement.
For further particulars, apply at thia offico.
March 21 1*
General Commission Business.
CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE,
Orders for purchase of Merchandize
Shipments of Cotton, and GENERAL COM?
MISSION BUSINESS, solicited by
MARK E. COOPER, Main strcot.
BEST REFERENCES GIVEN.
March 21 Gmo
Colombia Chapter No. 5, R. A. M.
! AN EXTRA CONVOCATION of Colum
Kifi?bia Chapter No. ?, R. A. M.. will bc held at
"^Masonic Hall, THIS EVENING., at -
o'clock. Tho Royal Arch Dooroo will boconforred.
AU R. A. C. Masons in good standing aro invited
to bo present. Bv order of tho High Priest.
March 24 1 W. HUTSON WIGG, Secretary.
ES A T rt IES
&?r AT CAROLINA HALL.
Lessee and Manager, - - Jons TEMPLETON.
WEDNESDAY EVENING, MARCH 24.
\ ALICE VANE'S BENEFIT NW HT.
ARMED CHAIRS and Reserved Seats, in front,
tor ladies and gentlemen, eau bo secured at
Hoise's Confectionery Store, - - $1 00.
Separate Rack Scats for gentlemen, unaccompa?
nied by ladies, .... 75 cents.
Scparato Scats sot apart tor all colored people,
Entire chango and attractive programmo for
this ?voning. _March 21_
FLOR DEL MAYO,
And a largo assortment or tho tlnost Perfumes, at
E. E. JACKSON'S
March 212 Drug Store.
TjjlXTRA LARGE BUFF,
HEAVY " ?S
METALLIC BACK, (new style,) jjg^
HORN FIN E. td
And other kinds of Tfu
AT E. E. JACKSON'S .
March 21 2 Di ng Store.
WHITE BRISTLE, CT\
BLACK BRISTLE, TJl
RUSSIA BRISTLE, HjH
Vf E. E. JACKSON'S *^
March 24 2 Drug ?toro. ^u
? I. Il IIBIIM Hil ll I .?lilli.?., il!-?
HZ? o o A 1 Items.
.Tba /performance, last night, by the Peak
and Berger families, gavo general sfttisfac
ticm. Tbey perform on every instrument,
froni n jows-harp to n treble-banked organ;
und their vocal powers ar? as fully develop?
ed as their instrumental. Mr. Russell is an
exhibition within himself, und Lingard will
have to pick np aud be spry, or he will find
himself in tho shade. To sum up, tho en?
tertainment is perfect in every respect.
Tho Legislature adjourns to-day, after a
session of nearly ninety days. It is to be
boped that when they re-nsscmble iu No?
vember, they will have a little moro consi?
deration for the pockets of tho people, and
shorten the number of days by increasing
the number ot hours of their daily sittings.
Several papers in the State favor the iden
of au agricultural convention in Columbii
duriug the month of April, us suggested al
thc Abboville meeting, last week. A meet
iug will be held in Columbia, on sale-day lt
April, to consider the matter.
Among thc appropriations for suudrj
civil expenses of the Government, weuotic?
"For post ollice and court, house nt Co
luinbin, South Carolina, 875,00"!): Provided
That the site for tho samo shall bc given t<
tho United States."
HOLY on PASSION WEEK.-We have nov
entered upon the last week of the season o
Lent. It is termed "Holy or Pussioi
Week"-a period of peculiar fasting an?
humiliation, the observance of which ha
descended to us from thc early days of th
Christian Church. From very remote times
the week immediately preceding the anni
versary of the resurrection of Christ fron
the dead, commonly called ."Easter Ray,
has boen kept with more than ordin?r
strict ness, as a season of peculiar solomuity
to be devoted to acts of penitence, fastiu
and prayer, in remembrance of tho Buffel
ings and death of the Saviour. The sacre
services of each day of "Holy Week" ar
desigued to set forth, iu thc most improi
sive mauner, thc various closing events i
the lifo of Christ. Members of tho Cat?n
lie and Episcopal Churches are now mot
careful in their religious observances tba
during any other period of the season, an
devote the remaining days to the recital ?
the Evangelical records of Christ's divin
passion und of tbe various events tbi
marked tho close of the Redeemer's earlhl
life as "God manifested iu tho flesh," sue
as thc cursing of thc barron fig tree^tl
cleansing of tho temple, the foretelling i
its destruction, and of the final end of r
things; tho treachery of Judas, who b
trayed his Master; "tho agony and blooc
sweat" in the Garden of Gethsemane; an
finally, the trial, condemnation, crucifixu
and death of tho Saviour, on what is calli
MAGAZINES, ETC.-Pittnain's Monthly ]\l
(juzinc, for April, is before us. The co
tents aro varied and interesting. G.
Putnam & Son, New York, aro the publit
Tho April number of thc (hilary 1
been received. It contains the second pi
of Charles Reade's new story, "Put Yoi
self in His Place." The theme of tbeno'
is of vital interest to all classes, at 1
present time. It is ono of the best maj
zincs published in America.
Mayne Reid's new monthly-"Onward'
the April number of which is just to liai
?3 filled with reading matter of a pleasi
character. Carleton, of Now York, is
publisher. Tho editor, in a vis-a-vis w
subscribers, contributors and exchanp.
"If we mistake not their quality, we t
month spread before our readers a labio
contents that old 'Maga' himself mi
feel happy to feast from.
"Hitherto, with tho exception of twe
threo prose articles, and a like number
poetical pieces, wo have supplied this tn
ourself-a performance which some of
courteous exchanges seem to conside
'feat.' It is not much of a task to one
customcd to hard work as we; and we sho
be too happy wero it only the moioty of t
imposed upon us. It has not heeu e
tho half-tho other half consisting of lt
bles scarce admitting of an explauatio
breakers, about which we had no wami
If we .succeod iu passing through them,
can promise our readers a magazine i
nitely superior to this.
"Tho quantity of literature required
a monthly periodical-a little wno like ou
is not great; and we could ourself ca
continuo the supply, were we only nssi
of its quality. About this wo havo
doubts; nay, we know, that the cars of
readers havo boeu jarred by our nionoh
howevor varied tho key to which wo om
vored to attune it.
"It shall not be so any longer. Our i
drawer is filled with choice things-tho
duct of tho nativo pen-that honcefcj
from month to month, will appear iu
"33 Union Square, New York."
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After aa intermission of two days, the
Templetons will resume operations this
evening, and present a varied bill-farces,
singing, dancing, eta-the farce of the
, "Rough Diamond" and the musical bur?
lesque of tbe .?'Swiss Cottage." As Miss
Alice Vane takes a benefit to-night, it is be?
lieved that the friends and admirers of that
taieuted and versatile artist will flock to
Carolina Hull. Tickets aud reserved seats
eau be secured at Mr. Heise's confectionery.
Tho President of tho North Carolina Rail?
road Company will please accept ourdhanks
for courtesies extended. Hope to be able
o . i
RETURNED.-Deputy Sheriff Beard, who
was in charge of the Edgefield prisoners,
aud Mr. Sloan, o' their counsel, returned
to this city on Monday. The prisoners fur?
nished the necessary bonds and sureties for
their appearance at the next term of the
Court of General Sessions at Edgefield C.
H., iu June.
Mn. Jacksou-C. E. J., we mean-has
furnished us with several very pretty speci?
mens of articles in bis Hue. His stock is
very largo, and he is particularly desirous
that the ladies should call and look. The
shelves, counters, and in fact every inch of
space, is filled with useful ns well as orna?
mental articles for spring and summer wear,
from gossamer-duck to dotted comptions,
COLUMBIA ANO AUGUSTA RAILROAD.-At a
meeting of the Board of Directors of tho
Columbia aud Augusta Railroad, the follow
iug gentlemen were appointed a committee
to confer with the Board of Directors of tho
South Carolina Railroad: Edward Thomas,
Esq., of Augusta; John J. Cohen, Esq., of
Augusta; L. D. Child?, Esq., of Columbia.
Orr. JOB OFFICE.-The Phoenix Job Office
is now prepared to execute every manner of
printing, from visiting aud 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 come up to contract, we
make no charge. With this understanding,
our business men can have noexensoto send
their job work North, when it can be done
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Special attention
is oalled to tho following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
Wood & Mann Steam Engine Company.
Meeting Columbia Chapter No. 5.
W. H. Wigg-Citations.
Mark E. Cooper-Commission Business.
Hocker & Brother's Self-Raising Flour.
James Brown-Artists' Colors.
G. A. R.-Meeting.
Watch Found-Apply at this office.
E. E. Jackson-Combs, Brushes, ?'C.
Jacob Levin-Furniture Sale.
"Uncle"-To Chestnut and Whipper.
BEAUTY.-How to secure a clear,'smooth,
beautiful, healthy skin, is the desire of all,
and this is within the reach of all. The
skiu becomes discolored, rough, eruptive,
by the virulent, unhealthy condition of the
excretions and insensible perspiration-that
is, secreted by its functions, and expelled
through its pores. The skin is one of the
chief outlets for the expulsion of the hu?
mors or elements that the absorbent vessels
reject, to nourish and sustain tho blood;
hence, these irritant humors poison the
delicate skin, aud wo have Pimples, Blotch?
es, Sores, either simple or malignant, ac?
cording to the condition of the perspiration
and humors secreted by tho skin. Now,
the application of cosmetics only hide these
defects, and increase the irritant condition
of tho skiu. Uso Heinitsh's Queen's De?
light, and it will be found a perfect remedy
for these disorders. M24
Two Billiard Halls, supplied with Pho
lan's tables, aro among tho minor adjuncts
of that pattern hostelrie, the AMERICAN
HOUSE, Boston. Messrs. Rice keep pace
with all the demands of guests. M24
A HEALTHY DIGESTION.-Lifo is rendered
miserable when tho digestive organs are im?
paired. Food becomes repulsive; the body
emaciated; the mind depressed, and melan?
choly broods over you. TUTT'S VEGETABLE
LIVER PILLS is tho remedy for these evils;
they produce sound digestion;create a good
appetite, impart refreshing sleep and cheer?
fulness of mind. MG
Many years ago tho writer of this notice
and an invalid physician, while visitiug the
Islaud of St. Croix for their health, experi?
enced and witnessed many surprising and
beneficial effects of tho Rum there pro?
duced upon many of tho invalids who wore,
like ourselves, seeking health, and upon in?
quiry and investigation, obtained a full
history of its medicinal virtues. He was
delighted and surprised, and determined to
make it tho basis of a Tunic and Jleaiorative
Medicine. The result of his labors was a
glorious success for himself and .suffering
humanity. The celebrated PLANTATION BIT
n.KS was thus made known to tho world.
Being an article of real merit, founded on
new principles, and relyiug wholly upon the
vegetable kingdom for its medicinal effects,
it worked a rapid revolution in tue treat?
ment of physical debility.
MAGNOLIA WATER-Superior to thc best
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
the price. M20Jlf3