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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
COLUMBIA. S. C.. FRIDAY MORNING. MAY 7, 1869.
Tri-WtekJj 8? r> Yeai
VOLUME V-NO. 41.
rnBLISHKD DAII.T AND TUI-WEF.KL?.
ETKBT WEDNE3I AY HOBNTHO.
BY JULIAN A. SELBY,
EDITOR AND Pnor-iiiEToa.
Offlee on Main St., few doors above Taylor.
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AGENTS.-Hiram Mitchell, Spartanburg; J. It.
Allen, Chester; S. P. Kinard, Newberry C. H.j'Jas.
Grant, Union; Julius Poppe, Anderson C. H.
Tho Murder of Dr. Ayn'.
The first news of the murder of Ur. Ben?
jamin Ayer, was given by telegraph, und
from tho wording of tho telegram announc?
ing that Dr. Ayer, Ropublicau member of
tho State Legislature, was found dead by
the roadside, it was evidently intended to
convey the impression that ho was murdered
because he was " a Republican member of
the Legislature." We wonder that an Ex?
ecutive proclamation has not yet issued,
charging tho homicide ou tho Democrats,
and offering a reward of at least $5,000 for
tho apprehcusiou of tho murderer. It may
bo expected that every effort that fraud can
suggest and ingenuity execute, to make it
appear that Ayer was killed for political
causes, will bo made by tho radicals, and
that tho telegraphic romancist is now busy
writing detailed accounts of tho "rebel out?
It is apparent, however, that tho unfortu?
nate victim perished by tho hands of the
race for whom he abandoned his own. For
months ho has devoted whatever intellect
God gave him to excite tho blacks against
the whites in the County where he lived.
He was elected to the Legislature by negro
votes. To elevate tho negro and degrade
the white race was his politics. After
months of service at Atlanta, where he
never voted except aa ultra radicalism dic?
tated, he returned with his pocket well
lined with his pay, wruDg from the sweat
of tho race whom he labored to dishonor.
He sought board and lodging at negro
houses, and even there seems to have been
an unwelcome guest. He happened to take
out his pocket-book to pay for "some
oheese and crackers," and in doing so dis?
played "a considerable roll of money."
Shortly after he was found dead, and rob?
bed of his money. Tho pocket-book and
a portion of the money WCTA subsequently
found iu possession of a negro named Wil?
son, and tho rest of the money was fonud
on the person of Wilson's brother and a
Beyond a shadow of doubt, from the evi?
dence which has been collected, Ayer was
murdered by negroes for the purpose of
robbery. He was old and infirm, and
though he had dishonored his grey hairs for
the sake of the money which caused his
murder, he was too despicable to provoke
resentment in the minds of any of the white
people of bia county. At seven o'clock in
the evening, of the 15th ultimo, Ayer re?
turned to Louisville, Jefferson County.
From the time of his arrival until he was
found dead, his companions were all negroes,
and nt 9 o'clook that night, within two hours
of his return, his corpse was found by a
negro.-Augusta (Ga.) Press.
BISHOP WIGHTMAN, OF SOUTH CAROLINA,
AT THB CHXJUCH OF THE STKANOKRS.-Tho
Rev. Bishop Wightman, of Charleston,
South Carolina, a Bishop of the Methodist
Episcopal Church South, preached Sunday,
both morning and evening, at the Church
of the Strangers, in the New York Univer?
sity Chapel, on Washington Square, of
whioh the Rev. Dr. Deems, formerly of
North Carolina, is pastor. Tho Bishop was
on his woy to St. Louis to attend to some
official business, and was prevailed upon by
his old friend Dr. Deems to remaiu with
him over Sunday. This is probably thc
first time that a Southern Methodist Bishop
has preached in this city since the great
division of the Church, which took place in
1844.-AW York World.
THE COST OF A VELOCIPEDE.-A gentle?
man in Hornellsville, Now York, recently
bought a velocipede, for which ho paid
?fKlO; broke a plate glans window, for which
he paid forty dollars; cut his face and neck,
for which he paid thc doctor five dollars,
ruined one pair of pantaloons, for which he
paid eleven dollars; frightened a horse so
that tho animal run away and broke a
buggy, for which ho paid damages amount?
ing to sixty dollars; and to cap tho climax,
ho finally smashed his velocipede by run
ning into a brick wall, leaving him 8216
out of pocket, and a court plastered face to
show for it.
A TARDY DECISION.-Under a display
headiog of "At Last ! At Last 1" tho Phila?
delphia Age publishes tho decision of tho
Pennsylvania Chief Justice condemning the
election frauds of the Radicals last October
and November. "At Last! At Last!" Too
Late! Too Late!
Proceedings of Council.
COLUMBIA, May 4, 18G9.
Present-His Honor the Mayor; Aldermen
Agnew, Bates, Claffey, Geiger, Hope, Hus
sung, Johnson, Radcliffe, Shields, Walter
Tho minutes of the last regular meeting
wero rend and confirmed.
A petition was presented by P. W. Fuller,
praying that Council would grant him time
to settle the executions ngainst him in the
hands of the Sheriff. Referred to tho Com?
mittee on Ways aud Meaus.
The following accounts were presented
aud referred to the Committee ou Accounts:
E. Ss G. D. Hope, Alms House and City
Hospital; Wm. Klapman, Alms House and
City Hospital; M. L. Rower, Alms
House; Geo. A. Shields, Water Works aud
Market Departments; Boyne it Sproull,
Market Department; and John Burdell,
against the city for services, ?fcc.
Tho City Clerk, Market Clerk and Chief
of Police presented their respective reports
for tho month of April, which were referred
to tho appropriate committees.
The Committee ou Accounts presented n
report, recommending that tho following
accounts bo paid: F. & Gr. D. Hope, Alms
House, $104.88, and City Hospital, $94.20
Hopson <fc Sutphen, for dog collars, $9.00.
Report received and adopted.
Tho Committee on Market reported timi
they have examined the report of the Oler)
of the Market for April, but, having fount
it incorrect, recommend that it be referred
back to that officer, with institutions to re
port to tho City Council at ils next meeting
Report received and adopted.
Tho Committeo on Alms House submitted
tho following report: Tho Committee ol
Alms House, to whom was referred the re
port of tho City Physician, beg leav<
to report that they concur in the recom
inondations in regard to the necessity o
having a loom aud wheels furnished to ma
nufacture cloth for the inmates. You
committeo think it would be economy t
havo a cooking stove forthwith, and be,
leavo to present a set of rules and regula
tious for the government of the Aim
House; and also recommend that-copie
of the samo be framed for use.
Alderman Walter offered the following r?
solution, which was adopted: ~
Resolved, That the report and accompany
ing rules and regulatiohs of the Committe
on Alms House be adopted, und the Cou
milteo be authorized to carry out its prov
The Committee on Licenses presented
report upon the application of Gorman
Badenhop, for tavorn license to retail spiri
uons liquors, recommending the same I
Report received aud adopted.
The following reports from speciul cor
mittees were presented, aud received as i
Tho Special Committee which was a
pointed at last meeting of Cooucil to ropr
sent the city stock in the Greenville ai
Columbia Railroad, at ita aunual meetin
held on tho 29th of April, respectfully i
port, that we discharged that duty, to t
best of our ability, for tho interests of t
city of Columbiu.
(Signed,) ORLANDO Z. BATES,
W. T. WALTER.
The Committeo appointed to attend t
meeting of stockholders of tho Charlot
and South Carolina Railroad beg leavo
report, that they have performed that du
to the best of their ability.
(Signed,) EDWARD HOPE,
A bill entitled "An Ordinance to exetr
certain property from municipal tax?t i o
received its second reading, aud was order
to its final reading at the next regular rue
ing of Council.
The following resolutions wero offei
By Alderman Bates:
Resolved, That iu accordance with an ..
of the Legislature appropriating fiftc
thousand dollars to assist the authorities
the various towns and cities in tho State
caring for the transient sick poor of KI
cities and towns, his Honor tue Mayor
instructed to ascertain what portion of s
appropriation tho city of Columbia is ei
tied tu; then, by order, approved by
Governor, draw such amount for the ben
of tho suffering ;md transient pour of i
By Alderman Agnew:
liesohed, That the agent of the So
Carolina Railroad Company be notifie 1
place a crossing and bridge on the So
Carolina Railroad at the point where
road crosses Lincoln street, so as to o
that street across tho railroad, in accorda
with tho Ordinances of tho city.
By Alderman Hope:
Resolved, That, a Special Committee
three members of this Board bo nppoic
by tho Mayor to examine the Fair Group
aud report to Council what action is ne
Bary with a view to holding an Agricult
State Fair, in November next.
I nis Honor appointed Aldermen H(
Waring and Johusou on tho above Corni
By Alderman Hussung:
Resolved, That the Chief of Police bi
! strueted to oall the special attention of
men to the following Ordinances of the city,
with a viow to their strict enforcement, viz:
An Ordinance in relation to using the
water from the city by persons without pay- ]
ing the tax thereon. |
An Ordinance in relution to dogs running
An Ordinance in ?elatiou to vehicles run?
ning in the streets without having paid the
license, and not having tho proper badge.
On motion, Council adjourned.
J. S. MCMAHON. City Clerk.
"That Cough will Kill youl"
Try "COSTAK'S" Cough Remedy?
"Colds and Hoarsened lead to death,"
Try "COSTAR'S" Congi? Remedy.
"For Croups-W hooping Coughs, Ac.,"
Try "COSTAU'S" Congi. Remedy.
"Costar Bays it ?H the beat in the wide world
And if ho Bays so-ita True-ita True-its True;
and wo Bay 'Irv it-Try it-Try it."
[Morning Paper, August 2C
ftc- All Druggists in COLUMBIA ?eli it.
25 3E2 ??. IS *<c7 3L 3F1 2 33 !
Bitter-Sweet and Orange Blossoms.
Ono Bottle, $1.00-Three for 82.00.
"C08TA1V8" Rat. Roach, Ac., Exterminators.
"COSTAR'S" Bod-Bug Exterminators.
"COSTAR'S" (only pure) Insect Powder.
"Only Infallible Remedies known."
"18 years established in New York."
"2,000 bona and Flasks manufactured daily.'
" 1 ! ! Bewure ! ! ! of spurious imitations."
"All Druggists in COLUMBIA soil them."
Address "COSTAR." 10 Crosby street. N. Y.
Sold in Columbia, S. C., bv E. E. JACKSON.
April 4 [dec 22] ly
T. T. MOORE,
IS now prepared to execute, in the mos scientific
manner, all branches of bia profession. Teeth
extracted without pain by UHC of NITROUS
OXIDE GAS. Persons desiring Ida service would
do well to engage un hour. Oilico over Messrs.
Bryan A McCurtcr'a Bookstore, Main atrcet, Co?
lumbia, S. C. April ll 3ino
Flour has Declined!
COUNTRY FLOUR ?5.50 to f5.75 per bag,
Western Flour 13.75 to 17-00 " "
March 6 FISH EU. LOWRANCE A FISHER.
KITS Ko. 1 B.iy and Shoal MACKEREL.
I t_J GO Utils., Halves and Quarters, Noa. 1, 2 and
3, for aale by E. ft G. D. HOPE.
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
ORGANIZED IN 1859.
Ah?, POLICIES NON-FORFKITABLK.
HALF LOAN TAKEN-NO NOTES REQUIRED.
Last Cash Dividend Fifty Per Cent.
Policies in force. 725,000,000
Animal Income. 800,000
Loaaes Paid. 500,000
W. H. PECKHAM.President.
WM. T. HOOKER.Secrotarv.
L. McADAM .Actuarv.
G. A. FUDICKAR.Superintendent.
Hon. John A. Dix, New York.
Hon. Janina Harper, Firm Harper A Brother",
ox-Mayor ot New York.
John J. Crane, President Bani; Republic.
Wm. M. Vcrmilye, Banker, (Vormilyo A Co.)
Ohsa.O. Ilookwood, Cuah'r Newark Banking Co.
Hon. George Opdyko, ex-Mayor >>i New York.
Minot 0. Morgan, Banker,
Thomas lligney, Firm Thomas Rigney .v Co.
Beiijaiiiiii B. Sherman, Treasurer New York
Kieam Ungar lt? lining Company.
Aaron Anwhl, Firm of Arnold, Constable & Co.
Richard ll. Bown?, Wetmore.* Bowne, Lawyers.
E. V. Hanghwnut, firm K, V. Iiaughwout? Co.
Win. Wittons, Tine. W. Wilkel e A Co.
Julius li. Pratt, Merchant.
Wm. W. Wright, Merchant.
Charles J, Starr, Merchant.
William Allen, Merchant.
Geo. W. Gayler, Bauker, Palmyra, Now.York.
Geo. T. Hope, Pres't Continental Tiro Ina. <'.>.
John II, Sherwood. Park Pince.
Walton H. Peckham, Corner Fifib avenue and
Edward H. Wright, Newark, NewJorsey.
George W. Farlee, Counsellor.
W. L. CO'?HWC1I, Merchant.
General Agent tor tho Southern States.
B. \S. GUSHES, Medical Examine
G. T. BEUG, Agent for Columbia.
Office-Richardson atrcet, ono square below tho
N^.wil1*10 n?""e- _ APli1 -2I to
Bacon and Flour.
C,f\ tT\r\r\ LBS. Primo BACON SIDES.
U\JSJyJ\J 200 Bbls. FLOUR, at 18 io $14
per Barrel. For sale by E. A G. D. HOPE.
93' PHILOSOPI?Y " OF ?IAKKHOK.-A
NEW COURSE OF LECTURES, as delivered at the
Now York Museum of Anatomy, ombraeing tho
subjects: How to Live and What to Livo for;
Youth, Maturity and Old Age; Manhood Generally
Roviewed; The Cause of Indigestion; Flatulence
and Nervous Diseases accounted for; Marriage
Philosophically Considered, Arc. These lectures
will be forwarded on receipt of four stamps, by ad?
dressing Sec'y Baltimore Museum of Anatomy,
71 Wost Baltimore street, Baltimore, Md.
May O ly
"WITHOUT A UUOD DIGESTION-AU other
tomporal blessings aro comparatively worthless.
The dyspeptic millionaire, who has tried ai. thc
potions of tho medical profession in vain, and
believes his complaint to bo incurablo, would give
half his fortuno to bo freed from tho horrors of j
indigestion, and thus enabled lo enjoy the other
half. Of course he mould.
Perhaps HOSTETTEH'S STOMACH BITTERS
has boen recommended to such a sufferer. Possi?
bly he has turned from the friend who made tho
suggestion with a sneer, Intimating that ho has
no faith in any '?patent medicine." If this has
been the case, so much (l<> icorsc for him. His
incredulity dooms him to a life of misery. All the
luxuries which wealth can purchase aro ut his
command. Not one of them can give him plea?
sure. His own irrational obstinacy is his bane.
Tho m?ssen, happily for themselves, aro less
skeptical, 'lheio is such a thing as bigoted unbe
liif, as well as bigoted credulity, anil a golden
mean between the two, which men and women
who ure gifted with common since adopt and
profit by. Thesoarethe class that patronize and
recommend HOSTETTEB'S BITTERS. Why do they
approve this famous anti-dyspeptic and anti
hihous preparation? Simply Ix causo they have
not been too much the slaves of senseless* preju?
dice to give it a fair trial, and have found that
when all other tonics, stimulants and stomachics
failed, it produced tho desired oflcct.
"Strike, hut hear," said tin- Roman sage, when
his ignorant enemies were assailing him. '"Doubt,
but try." says tho man who has boon cured of in?
digestion, or bilioii8iiesi, or intermittent fever, by
the Bitters, as ho relates his experience of the
niodicine to his invalid friends. Whoever is so
wedded to his own foregone theoretical conclu?
sions, as to declino to test tho properties of a
medicine endorsed by tho testimony of intelligent
men in every walk of life, and approved by tho
peoplo at large, deserves to suffer.
May 2 -f?
FOR PURIFYING THE ULOOD.
TnE reputation thlB ex?
cellent medicine enjoye, ia
derived from its eurea,
many of which aro truly
cases of Scrofulous disease,
when; the system aecmed
saturated with corruption,
have been purified a 11 d
.cured hy it. Scrofulous af?
fect ions and disorders,
which wero aggravated by
tho scrofulous contamination until they wero pain?
fully afflicting, have heirn radically cured in such
great numbers in ahuobt every ecction of the
country, that thc public scarcely need to ho in?
formed of ??.j virtues or uses.
Scrofulous poison is one of the most destructive
enemies of our race. Often, this unseen and un?
felt tenant of tho organism, undermines tim con?
stitution, and luvitcs tho attack of enfeebling cr
fatal diseases, without exciting a suspicion of its
presence. Again, it seems to breed infection
throughout tho body, and then, on some favorable
occasion, rapidly develop into one or othor of its
hideous, forms, either on tho sir face or among
the vitals. In the latter, tubercles may bo sud
donly deposited in the lungs or heart, or tumors
formeil in the liver, or it shows it? preseuco by
eruptions on the skin, or foul ulcerations on some
part of tho body. Hence, thc occasional uso of a
bottle of this SARSAPARILLA ia advisable, even
when no active symntonis of disease appear. Per
sons afflicted with the followingconiplaints, gene
rallv find immediate relief, and, at length, cure,
by the U60 of this SARSAPARILLA: St. Anto?
ny's Fire, Rose or Erysij>elas, Triter, Snit Rheum,
Scald head, Ringicorm, Sore Eyes, Sore Ears,
and other eruptions or visible forms of Scrofulous
disease. Also, in the more concealed forms, as
Dyspepsia, Dropsy, Heart Disease, Fits, Epilepsy,
neuralgia, and the various Ulcerous affections of
tho muscular and nervous systems.
Syphilis or Venereal and Mercurial Diseases are
cured by it, though a long time is required for
eubdui^g these obstinate maladies by any medi?
cine. But long continued use of this medicine
will cure tim complaint. Lcuearrha-a or Whiles,
Uterine Ulcerations, and Female Diseases, are
commonly soon relieved and ultimately cured by
its purifying and invigorating effect. Minute di?
rections in each case are lound in our Almanac,
supplied gratis. Rheumatism and Cont, when
caused by accumulations of extraneous mattel s
in the blood, yield quickly toit, ns also TAeer Com
plaints. Torpidity, Congestion or Inflammation ot
tho hirer, and Jaundice, when arising, as they
often do, from the rankling poisons ia tlie blood.
This SARSAPARILLA is iv great restorer for
the strength and vigor of the system. Those who
are Languid and Listless, Despondent, Sleepless,
and troubled with Nervous Apprehensions or
Fears, or any of tho affections symptomatic of
li v tkuess, will lind immediate relief ami convinc?
ing evidence of its restorative power upon trial.
v R K r .1 /: E i> a y
Dr. .T. C. A Y KU, tSt CO., Lowell, Muss.,
April2 Practical and Analytical Chemists. t?mn
DU. I>. I.. ROO/.KR, grateful lor lb? liberal
patronage be has received from th ?? citizens
01 this city and the surrounding District, during
the past year, respectfully announces that ho now
permanently establishes himself in Columbia. All
operations on the natural Teeth faithfully Per?
formed. ARTIFICIAL CASES, in every approved
method, carefully and satisfactorily "executed
among which he would call special attention to
that known a? Reynold.*' Patent; and of II?B BUC
.ss in constructing Artificial Cases hy thia beau?
tiful and durable process,he is uubled, with con?
fidence, to refer to his -, J ts and to the
patonteo. Office on Main ?fi i?v?ir First Na?
tional Hunk. -bin ?
SWEDES IRON, 1*. li. 2, Itt , 10 in.
Band Iron, English Iror H iop tr >r
2,000 Boos, of all kinds,
200 PairB Trace Chaim
March 6 FISHER, LOW >. A 1 FISHER.
BXOBL fi? X O IEL .
Prompt, Chean and Accurate.
L I 8 H E D
1 3 6 5.
Book, Job au! Nowsoaoer Pow? r Press
Main Street, above Taylor,
COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA.
THE proprietor hap recently made KXTENSI l'E
ADDITIONS to his former large Htock of material
Type, Prese) H. Colored Inks, Paper, Cards, ?ito.,
introducing tl.c LATEST STYLES, aiul iv fully
prepared to undertake anv and > vnrv thins in tho
PLAIN and FANCY
From a Carte. Visito to a massive volume ora thirty
feet Poster. Tho following axe the inducements:
PricfH aro Lower than any other establishment
In thia State, or even New York.
Pamphlets, Circulars. Bill Heads, Briels,
ball Tickets. Invitations,
Dray TickotB, -"^"^M?a* Receipts,
Programmes, rrarTffiSr1 i'uml-bill?.
Letter Head*. "TOwSgSfc Posters,
Drafts, 's ?"??*? LabelB,
Wedding. Visiting and Btmiiioft- ''ardn, Ac, ?kc,
of all Mt\ li s .nul sizes; in fact,
Any and Every Description of Printing1.
jn one, two, three Colors and Bronze, promptlj
attended to. JULIAN A. KELBY. Proprietor.
Send for a circular,
jnVYERYBODY who ba? use for a PUMP should
MORBELL'S FIRE ENOlNE.
DEEP WELL, ai.d
, c..)-l-; PUMP.
POOLE A HUNT',
Jan 13 (lint. Beltimore. Maryland.
1BARTIES wanting THRESHING MACHINES,
REAPEBS. .Ve., wil! do we!? to make their
orders and inquiries at onto. Pi ices from ?30tn
$500, at Faetorv.
March ll FISHER. LOWRANCF ,v FISHER.
Pocket Corr Sheller.
SHELLS 6bushel? of corn per bout. A small
hov can eft ll ro-c them. Any lady ?'an nae
them.' Weiidi', l pound. They pmiply a want
long Denied. V ?ll wear always, fa ito* every
U< rn? i ?'?T the ?.? b. Price, only i2.
April 2? J. ft T. R AO NEW.
Gibbes ?ft Thoa as, Real Estate Agents,
OFFElt their services ?o the public aa GE?
NERALLAND AGENTS. Will buy and nell
Lands, and other property, on commission. No
char'*? ? until Bales ur-' effected.
JAMES O. GIBBES,
JOHN P. THOMAS,
Jan 1!> WADE HAMPTON GIBBES.
Billiard Tables for Sale.
s ? TWO fine BIf MAUD TA BLI*. 8,
? in complete order, Marble ami
.Slate Bedding, with Balls. Cues
and Counters included. Sharp ?\
Griftith'H make. Will be sold low. Call at
Dee 13 G. DTEitCK'S.
Oom, Bacon and Flour.
O ?\(\?\ BUSHELS CORN.
?tA}\r\J ?o.ooo rouNDs BACON.
BB LS. FLOUR,
And othfir goods a? LOW as they CAN BE
April 3 FISHER, LOWRANCE ? FISHER.