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G.'LUMBLA, 8; .?..
Tues lay ?orninic, April 13, 1869.
Th? telegraph brings us som?very contra?
dictory asanraooes relative to the attitude
held by tho Government at Washington to?
wards the Cubans, who are now struggling
for liberty and independence. We are told
that Congress will authorize the recognition
of belligerent rights on the part of tho revo?
lutionists;, that Admiral Hoff is ordered to
stop the departure of expeditions from the
Mississippi Hiver, and th t "the represen?
tativos of the Cuban revolution ia Wash?
ington huvc. boon given to understand that
tho administration would not regard with
favor, in tho question of the Peruvian moni?
tors, any act likely to interfere with tho
commercial interests of any power friendly
to tho United States." This last diplomatic
phrase, stripped of its verbiage, means
Now, wo protest against this system of
diplomatic deception, and long for au ad?
ministration bold aud brave enough to tell
thc truth. There is not a mau iu Washing?
ton, whether in tho Govorument or out of
it, nor a mau, woman or ohild in tho wholo
country, who does uot know that the cutir?
body of tho American poople would be glad
to have Admiral Hoff not stop auy expedi?
tion intended to aid tho struggling people
of Cuba, aud that they (the men in adminis?
tration included) would hail with joy the
fact of a transfer of tho Peruvian iron-clads
to tho free governmont of Geu. C?spedes.
If the object of these double-tonguod assur?
ances is to deceive the Spanish government,
it fails miserably in that; for there aro no
statesmen better versed in diplomacy than
those of Spain. But if tho object is to con?
vey distrust and despair to a people strug?
gling, unarmed and unaided, but hopefully,
against an organized and ruthless power,
then is it a suocess; for tho heart of every
freedom-loving mon sinks within his bosom
when told that tho Government of the great
republic is hostile to his cause. For him
the lies of diplomacy aro great but sad
The cause of freu Cuba is a cause dear tc
every American heart. It is a part of thc
march of American idcas.on this continent,
aud yet it has beeb resisted and counter?
acted by Cabinet after Cabinet at Washing?
ton, through a policy which has led everj
administration to belie its deepest convie
tums and to assist iu defeating its owr
aspiration. The Jeffersonian policy, ai
evinced in Louisiana and practiced by Jack
sou in Florida, is admitted to bo tho onlj
possible policy for the United States to pur
sue. Yet Johu Quiney Adams, in 1825
Millard Fillmore, in 1850, and Pierce, ii
1854, each in bia turn, stopped tho ndvauci
of the American idea in Cuba, and rive tot
anew the chains of Spain on that unhappy
island. Had either of them had the couragi
to avow his owu convictions aud to admit, ii
diplomatic parlance, thc iuovituble marci
of this country, the result would hav
proved that page to be tho brightest in th
history of the ndmiuistratiion. But whil
some Cabinet members were hoping nm
conniving with tho march of freedom, th
Secretary of State would be industrious!
creating stumbling blocks for its path, an
with admitted Hos defeatiug the hopes c
himself and his companions. Prom th
tenor of thc despatches which emauat
from Washington, wc very much fear the
the C.ilriuet of General Grant is commit!in
the same gross mistakes with its predecc!
sors, and blurring tho most promising n
cord which can opeu for it.
Wo now waut a bolder and more t nil hf i
policy from the administration. Spain lu
held Cuba only by tho sufferance and aid (
thc United States since thc year 1825. Br.
ior that aid, Bolivur iu that year, Lopez i
1850, and Qa it man ia 1854, would hui
drivcu tho Spanish power from its last ho!
ou tho New World. To-day the Cuban
driven to desperation by tyranny, have a
serted their rights, and tho Spanish cobol
hold only the towns where they can gath
in mass or rely upon the guns of their il et
They ask only for tho common rights
belligerents-tho right to purchase arms ai
ships, and the moral support which wou
flow from au opon and frank expression i
the part of those who favor their CAW
The first should bo accorded to them I
Congress, and the second will become t
new administration much hotter thou dip
matic assurances in direct antagonism wi
the hopes of every party ia tho country u
orders to Admiral Hoff, which every me
ber of the Cabinet hopes will not bo o:
Pore spring water is used in the mills
tho Hampshire Paper Company, of Soi
Hadley Palls, brought from tho eompan
reservoir, a mile and a half distant. T
reservoir bolds 1,000,000 gallons, and \
built nt a cost of $20,000.
.Acts Passed by the State Legislature.
Ah Act to provide for Hie enumeration of tin)
inhabitants of this State.
Whereas, f by the fourth Seotioii of tho
second Article of the Constitution of this
State, as ratified on the fourteenth, fifteenth
and sixteenth days of April, A. D. 1868, it
is provided thut for the purpose of an ap?
portionment of tho representation of the
several Counties of the Stute, an enumera?
tion of the inhabitants shall be made in
1869, and again in 1875, and shall be made
in the course of ovory tenth year thereafter,
in such as shall bo by hw directed:
SECTION 1. Be il enacted by the Senate and
Ho"ie of Representatives of the State of Soiith
Carolina, now mel and silting in General
Assembly, and by the authority of the same,
That the Governor be, und he i? hereby, au?
thorized and required to appoint one person
in each County of the State, who shall bo
charged with taking the census, and who
shall bo authorized to appoint such assist?
ants us may bo necessary: Provided, That
tho number of assistants shall not exceed
four in each County, except in the County
of Charleston, in which County tho number
of-assistants shnll not exceed six.
SEC. 2. That each and every person so
appointed to take tho census shall, before
entering on the duties of his office, tuke,
boforo some Magistrate or Justice of tho
Ponce, tho following oath, to wit: "I, A. B.,
do solemnly swear (or affirm, UH the case may
bc,) that I will honestly, faithfully and im?
partially take a correct census of all the iu
habitauts residing within the portion of the
County to which I have boen appointed ns
census taker, and will, in all respects, truly
perform all the duties with whioh I am
charged. So help mo God." And a certifi?
cate from the Magistrate or Justice of tho
Peaco who shall administer the said oath,
that tho same has been duly taken before
him, shall accompauy and be delivered with
each and every return of tho census.
SEC:. 3. That it shall bo tho duty of each
and ovory person appointed to tako tho cen?
sus b}' virtue of this Act to call personally
on the head or some member of each family
iu tho County, or portion of County, for
which ho or they shall have been appointed,
and obtain from such head of a family or
member thereof, as aforesaid, the number
of persons contained in such family, and
such other information as may bc required
aud directed by the Commissioner of the
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics.
SEC. 1. That each head or member of a
family shall, when summoned thereto by
the persons appointed under this Act to
take tho census at his, her or their residence
or place of business, mnke, on oath or
affirmation, a correct return of all persons
of whom his or her family is composed, and
also report such other information to said
census takers ns inay be required by law;
aud the persons so appointed to tako the
census aro hereby authorized to administer
such oaths; and upon the failure of any per?
son to make such returns or reports when
required, be or sho shall be subject to a
penalty of twenty-five dollars, to be reco?
vered in any Court of competent jurisdic?
SEC. 5. That upon thc completion of such
returns and reports, each census taker shall
deposit tho same, in a scaled package, with
tho Auditor of his County, accompanied bj
a certificate, to be endorsed by some Magis?
trate or Justice of the Peace, purporting
that thc following oath had been duly taken
by such census taker previous to the de?
livery of such package to said Auditor, tc
wit: "1, A. B., do solemnly swear (or affirm,
as thu ease may be,) that this packet con
tains a just, true, correct, and impartial re
turn of all tho inhabitants of the ceusnc
district to which I have boen appointed,
and a faithful report of such information a:
was required by the Commissioner of thc
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, so fur
it was practicable to obtain the same. Sc
help me God."
Si:c. ti. That it .shall he the duties of th?
census takers, under thc direction of thi
Coratuissiouer of thc Bureau of Agricultura
Statistics, to divide their several Coontie;
iuto convenient districts for taking tho cen
sus herein provided for; to distribute blanks
books aud instructions to the census takers
to receive their returns when completed, ant
forward the same, by tho first day of No
vember next, to the Commissioner of th
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics; aud t<
render such further assistnnco to said Cora
missioner iu the premises as that officer ma;
SEC. 7. That it shall bo the duty of th
Commissioner of the Bureau of Agricul
tura] Statistics to bavo prepared, on or b?
fore the fifteenth day of April next, suitabl
books, blanks and instructions, to facilit?t
the registration provided for in this Acl
and tho collection of sueh statistical infoi
raution ns said Commissioner may deem c
sufficient importance to tho people of thi
State; and when tho census takers sha
havo made tho returns hereinbefore prc
vided for, the said Commissioner shall fortl
with report the results of such registratio
to the Governor of the Stato for tho tim
being, and shall mako a collated return <
the statistics to tho General Assembly at i
next regular session.
SEC. 8. That tho Governor of tho Stal
for tho timo being shall, immediately afb
receiving from the Commissioner of tl
Bureau of Agricultural Statistics the ropo
providod for in tho soveuth Section of th
Act, examine the same; and in case it shr
appear to him that any person or persoi
appointed to tako the census, as aforesaid
shall iu any wiso have failed to comply wil
tho duties imposed on him or them by tb
Act, either in taking tho census or in makii
tho other returns, as hereinbefore specific
he shall forthwith causo tho same to 1
taken and returned pursuant to the proi
sions of this Act, wherever defanlta shi
have been made.
SEC. 9. That the census taker employ
in taking tho census shall be entitled to i
ceivo as compensation for his services t
sum of five dollars por diem, aad bis assist?
ants fonr dollars per day, whilst actually
employed, and no more; auch compensation
shall be paid monthly out of any moneys in
th? Treasury not otherwise appropriated,
upon w errants to be drawn by the Comp?
troller-General whenever he shall have re?
ceived satis tao lory proof that the services of
the claimant have been faithfully rendered
in compliance with the provisions of this
Act. And tho Commissioner of Agricul?
tural Statistics is hereby authorized to em?
ploy clerical service to assist him in col?
lating and making his returns; such service
to bo paid for out of the contingent fund of
tho Bureau of Agricultural Statistics, and
not to exceed the sum of threo hundred
In tho Senate Hou*e, tho eighteenth day
of March, in the year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and sixty
CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY,
President of tho Seuate pro tem.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, Ju ,
Speaker House of Representatives.
Approved the nineteenth day of March,
ROBERT K. SCOTT, Governor.
?r?y* Charleston Courier and South Caro?
lina Republican will copy once.
Ula ocal Ito m st .
RESURRECTION OP COLUMBIA-THE NEW
EXPRESS OPPIOE AND OPERA HOUSE-Goon
NEWS FOR EVERYBODY.-Some timo since,
we mentioned the fact that tho Southern
Express Company, in consistence with its
characteristic enterprise, intended lo re?
place its building (destroyed by tire during
thc carnival of Sherman,) with a commo?
dious aud elegant structure which should at
ouce accommodate tho business of the Ex?
press and Telegraph Companies, aud give
tho good citizens of Columbia what they
have so long needed-a fir.it class opera
house. It gratifies us now to state that this
plan has taken a definite shape, aud that
contracts for the construction of the build?
ing are being entertained by those who
have the matter in charge.
The edifice will be erected on the lot
owned by the company, at tho South-east
corner of Richardson aud Taylor streets,
aud opposite the now hotel. It will havo a
frontage of ninety feet, after the Corinthian
order of architecture, with a depth of 210
feet, and will be threo stories iu hight, sur?
mounted by the fashionable Mansard roof.
The lower floor will be divided iuto three
compartments running through the whole
extent of the building-ono of which will be
occupied as the Express office, another by
tho Telegraph Company, and the third, we
learn, is airead}' engaged by one of our
leading dry goods merchants.
The whole of the upper portion of the
building will be devoted to the purposes of
au Opera House, constructed as an amphi?
theatre, with au alternate or shiftiug floor,
so as to bc easily converted to tho uses of a
ball-room or assembly house for conventions
or public meetings of any description. The
stage will be thirty-five by forty-six feet in
area and will be furnished with scenery and
machinery of a permanent character. There
will be a parquette; four private boxes on
either side of the stage; a dross circle, and
an upper tier. All the scats will be of the
latest style and elegantly cushioned, and
tho floors are to bo finely carpeted, except
that of the nppor tier, which will bo pro?
vided with coco matting ouly. Io tho ronr
of the dress circle and extending all around
it, will bo a corridor twenty-two feet wide
and flanked on both sides by refreshment
aud segar saloons.
The main entrance to the Opera House
will bo ou Ric'iardson street, to tho left of
tho building, and, in addition to the ticket
office, provision will bo made for a clonk
room and soda and newspaper stands.
There will also bo two outlets on Taylor
street, and in tho roar of tho building, a
large elevator, to facilitate tho delivery of
the machinery and other stage appurte?
nances, in the event of fire. Ia brief, tho
geuoral appointments of tho house will bo
thoroughly modern aud luxurious, and tho
building, both in its exterior display and
interior arrangement, will not only reflect
crodit upon our good old city, but will suc?
cessfully vie with auy of its character South
of tho historically celebrated Mason and
To tho well known enterprise and public
spirit of c. H. B. Plant, tho President of
tho Southern Express Company, are wo iu
debted ior this contemplated addition to
the man}' existing attractions of Columbia,
and wo aro glad to know that the oxecution
of tho work, which wo have so hastily no- j
ticed, will bo nuder the general superin?
tendence of our wholo-eonled nnd popular
friend, Jack Courteney, iu whoso hands it
cannot fail of being a success.
It is alono by the inception and perfection
of such schemes for praotioal reconstruction
that wo can hopo for tho revival of a pros?
perity in onr beautiful oity, which shall be
permanent in its character, and thc privi?
lege of recording them brings unaffected joy
to our hearts.
CHARLESTON IN A NUT-SHELL. -Tho fire
mon are making great.preparations,./to oclo
brate thc annual parade of the department.
J. H. Jonks (not of the Horse Marines,
but of .ibo L?gislature,) is reported by the
Netos to be ia Washington, trying to get
the position of Postmaster, of Charleston.
The same shoot says "there is a now po?
litical organization in the city, embracing
mon and women, who are working in the
j Republican interest," but does not tell us
how they aro working. There is room for n>
strong inference, however.
Mr. John Chadwick, the owner of the
Adger building. hn? gcuo North with Mr.
David Lopez, the architect, to examine
plans for the conversion of that building
into an opera house. Wo aro ahead of
Charleston in that line, because tho plans
for oar opera house are already settled, as
published in this morning's Phoenix.
District Attorney D. T. Corbin has gone
to Washington, it is said, to seek the Judge?
ship of the Intermediate Court, for hearing
appeals from the District Court, which Con?
gress is about to establish.
The schooner Lion, which sailed from
Cuba some weeks since, and was thought to
havo boen lost, is safe, but ashore on the
Thc engineer of the Savuunah and
Charleston Railroad, advertises for bids to
build that road from Ooosawhatohio to
Thp Elliot Mansion, in George street, is
to be converted into a ur*t class boarding
The Brignoli Opera Troupe is achieving n
great triumph in tho "City by the Sea."
The vegetable trude with the North is
SOMETHING. WOHTH KNOWING.-Oue of th?
most gratifying evidences of public con fi
dence in the growth of material prosperity
in our midst, is to be found in the fact thal
our merchants, nativo and adopted, arc
bringing to our markets tho finest assort
mont of goods of every description that ha;
been opened in Columbia since the close ol
tho war. Never, within our recollection
has there existed a more universal and gene
rous rivalry in business iu this particular
and we hail the prevalence of this feeling
with genuine delight as indicative of the ex
istenco of a progressive spirit, aud ono whicl
can ultimate only in good to the commuait;
at large. Tho fact has been most forcibl;
presented to our minds by gazing accident
ally into the show windows of our noighbo
Smythe, who has just received from th
North nn immense stock of shoes, bootee?
gaiters and everything elso in that linc c
business, from the pretty, piquant little red
topped boots that wo puton tho feet of th
youngest male of the Phoenix brood, to th
cauoc-shaped ant-killers which our own Nc
9's require for our personal comfort. Tim
aud language would fail us in any effort t
describo the hats and other good thing
which Mr. Smythe has iu his iuexhaustibl
aud attractive establishment, and wc ha\
taken thc liberty to draw attention to li
store, because we felt justified in the bein
that to do so was to ronder a positive se
vice to those of our readers whoso soles nee
HABEAS Courus.-John W. Hatche
charged with the homicide of Bon. Mosel,
alias Bauskett, (colored,) in Edgefield Cou:
ty, in March last, was brought before Ass
ciate JusticQ.\Yillard, yesterday, on a writ
habeas corpus. After hearing the affidavits t
either sido and arguments of counsel, tl
Judge refused bail, and ordered him to 1
remanded to Edgefield County, to await h
trial in Juno next. D. B. DeSaussure f
prisoner; W. H. Talley, Solicitor for tl
GOLD, SILVER AND PRECIOUS STONES Pt
GREENBACKS AT PAR.-Mr. James E. Sper
of Charleston, advertises in the Phirnix th
morning watohos, jowelry and silverwai
by tho best makers and of tho best mal
rial. To invest your spare cash at 1
splendid establishment is the only sure w
of obtaining tho full voltio of greenbacks
gold, silver and precious stones.
CHARLESTON ENTERPRISE. -The metropo
of our Stato is fast recovering her wont
enterprise, and rc-ostablishing all her coi
mercial and manufacturing facilities, 8
is even increasing tho last in no small <
groo, and, ns ono of tho evidences of ti
fact, wc refer to the card of Messrs. L.
Cordroy & Co., which appears in tho Phau
FLY TRAP BITTERS.-This is a medic:
manufactured by the well-known chere
and apothecary, G. W. Aimar, of Charl
ton, for Ibo euro of dyspepsia. Persi
who havo triod it, recommend it aa a fl
rate remedy in that disease, and a cap:
tonio in nil casos. The name of the p
prietor is a sufficient guarantee of tho put
of the compound. See advertisement.
Au ou'* OURSELVES.-?-A sophomoric youth,
(we judge his ago by his productions,)
writing from'Columbia* io the Charleston
i Baili/ News, over tho hom de plume of
"Halifaxj" says of us:
"The Phoenix has broken down every pa?
per commenced in opposition to it siseo the
war, and it would have succumbed itself did
it not have the job of Stato printing for
We notice this sqnib of the verdant
youth simply to correct him in one trifling
particular. The Phonix has lived, aud in?
tends to live, not by public pap, but by its
j enterprise and attending to its own busi
! ness. And it is in this way, also, that it has
"broken down every paper commenced in
opposition to it since the war." We know
that th?8 doctrine of attending to one's own
business is not very popular, particularly
with such juveniles as tho correspondent of
tho News, but it is ono to which we shall
continue to adhere, and if our acquaintances
do not like it. wo shall have to ask them to
go to-"Halifax" for redress.
There is nu quackery iu the staudard pre?
parations of Dr. Wm. H. Tutt, of Augusta,
Georgia, which aro sold iu this city by Dr.
Jackson, and advertised elsewhere in our
columus. His sarsaparilla, vegetable liver
pills aud the other compouuds uoticed in
h I'M card, have beeu successfully u?-ed for
very many years, and tho Doctor has only
consented to advertise them in crder that
the public may be more generally apprised
of their value.
NEW ADVERTISGHENTS.-Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
Masonic Mass Meeting.
A. Smythe-New Goods.
P. F. Frasee-Sheriff's Sale.-.
H. G. Querry-Notice.
JJ, E. Cordray it Co.-Steam, Sash, Seo.
Jas. S. Chambers-Commissiou Business.
Uranilla ll. Deane it Co.-Furniture, &o.
Tile Pout Ofllcc.
COLUMBIA, S. C., April 12, 18C9.
Mit. EDITOR; I understand wo have a
newly appointed postmaster about to take
charge of the office in this city. I would
suggest this as au appropriate time to re
movo the office to a more convenient locali?
ty. The neighborhood of the Telegraph
and Express offices, the Phojnix office, Town
Hall, or the new hotel about to be opened,
would be a convenient location; and I
would most respectfully suggest to tho party
about to take charge' to consult the conve?
nience of tho mass of our citizens in his
selection. A CITIZEN.
vice-President Colfax has, nt the request
of friends of Father McMuhuu, formerly of
Indiana, asked thc friendly interposition of
tho Government in MoMahau's favor, to
obtain, if possible, his release from the im?
prisonment ho is now suffering at Toronto.
Ho was convicted of participation in the
Fenian invasion of Canada, but he alleges,
and his friends insist, that ho was present
only iu his ministerial capacity to adminis?
ter* thc [rights of the Catholio Church, if
needed. Mr. Colfax's request was trans?
mitted by tho Secretary of State to tho
British Minister, who has forwarded it to
A colored resident of Counersville, Ind.,
wont duck shooting, ono day last week, with
u crazy old fowling-piece, that burst at tho
first discharge. A fragment of tho barrel,
nix inches long, crashed through the skull
of the hunter, burying itself in the brain
to the depth of three inches. In this fright?
ful condition, he ruado his way to the near?
est farm-house, wliere a surgeon extracted
tho fragment uloug with a portion of brains.
Tho plucky African refused to take chloro?
form, and at last accounts bid fair to get
Two Sicilian residents of New Orleans quar ?
relled last week, whereupon one of them
drew a largo cavalry pistol and fired five
balls into tho head of the other, of oourso
killing him instantly.
Scrofula or King's Evil is a disoaso of tho
blood, making its appearance in every year,
and when fully dovelopod is characterized
by tho presence of scrofulous matter in
Eruptions, Tumors, Swellings, ko. It is
really the seed or gorm of many diseases
that aro most fatal to mankind. Consump?
tion may follow from it and derangement of
the liver aud digestion is o frequent result.
Rheumatism,Erysipelas, Disease of the Skin,
Female Weakness and Irregularity. Kid?
ney Affection, Dropsy. Paiu in the Bones,
Head, Back, all come from a vitiated condi?
tion of tho Blood. Now, what is the remedy?
Timo and experionco has demonstrated the
fact that tho only sure remedy is Heinitsh's
great medicine-tho QUEEN'S DELIGHT-no
other medicino will do it; thousands attest
its worth, and tens of thous.nuls are trying
it to-day, and upon the recorded verdiot of
the people, let it stand the wonder of mo?
dern medicines. To the afflicted wo say try
it For salo by FISHER SC HEINITHH.
GBEY HAIRS, BKOONKI-TUTT'S IMTROVKD
LIQUID HAIB DYK is a perfect wonder. By
its use the old beoomes young again, it
converts the groy head into a beautiful black
or brown. It imparts a natural color to the
grizly mustache and whiskers, and gives
to the hair and beard a softness and gloss
that the young beaux might onvy. A10 6