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BY JULIAN A. SELBY.
COLUMBIA, S. C.. SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1869.
VOLUME V-NO. 43.
T?Jfi r/HONIX. !
? nnMSIIED OAItY AND ?III-WF.KKLI. ?
ETEBV. WEDNESDAY MORNINO.
BY JULIAN A. SELBY, |
EDITOR AMD PaoPRiETon.
Office on Hain St., few doors above Taylor, j
TERMS INVARIABLY IX ADVANCE.
Daily, 6 month?..$4 00 j Tri-Weckly, G IUOS...?2 50
Weekly, 6 months. ?1 "?0
Inserted at 75 couts per squaro of nine lines for
the first Insertion, and 50 cents each subsequent.
Weekly 75 cents eaoh insertion.
49* A liberal discount made on Ote above rates
when advertisements are inserted by the month.
AGENTS.-Hiram Mitchell, Bpartanburgj J. H.
Allen, Chester; 8. P. RInard, Newberry C. H.;'Jas.
Grant, Union; JuliuB Poppe, Anderson C. H.
Ked ac In g toe Debt.
The New York Tribune, in reply to the
inquiries of a correspondent, says that on
tho 1st of August, 1865, our national debt
amounted to 82,757,000,000, and that on tho
lat of March, 1869, it waa only $2,541,000,
000. Taking these figures as tho basis of
nu interesting little arithmetical calculation,
the Tribune gravely deduces tho highly
pleasing faot that,' in three and a half
years, we have discharged $213,000,000
of the principal of our debt. We wish this
were as true as the editor of tho Tribune
would havo his readers believe. We do not
question tho figures of tho Treasury state?
ments for the dates above mentioned. The
way in which this reduction was effected,
however, shows that we havo but little
cause for congratulation in tho fact that
$213,000,000 less were owed in 1809 than in
The way iu which this reduction was
effeoted was by selling Government stores
for half their value, that were purchased
only a short time before for fully sixty per
cent, moro than they were worth. Thoso
stores cousisted of clothing, tents, provi- '
sions, drugs, field equipages, arms and am-1
munition, and the manner of their sale was
one of the most disgraceful of thc many
frauds perpetrated by thoso who controlled
the various military departments during tho I
rebellion. At the close of hostilities
large quantities of these stores remained on |
hand, accumulated in tho various depots of
the quartermaster's, commissary and modi-1
cal departments, and as their sale afforded ;
tho officers to whoso custody they were com- j
mitted, a chance to double the fraudulent
profits they had made on their purchase, an I
order was issued directing that they should ,
be disposed of at public auction. This was
accordingly carried into effect, and those j
costly stores were sacrificed at any price i
which enabled the epauletted speculators to
realize a haudsome margin of profits. We ;
remember attending several of the sales, j
where blankets that cost $5.50 per pair, ?
were sold for $1.50; new iron bedsteads, j
worth $5, were rattled off by the auctioneer j
at fifty cents a piece; und drugs, that had I
cost the highest market price, for about j
twenty per cent, of their actual value.
These were but a few instances of the
many, in which millions of dollars worth of
property was sold for any price that was
offered; and we kuow of instances in which
sales were so arranged that only such prices
were bid as would enable "tho ring" to
make the most extravagant profits-through
the connivance and co-operation, be it re?
membered, of those whose oaths of office
bound them to a course of honesty and in?
tegrity in discharging their official duties.
Under any other Government than that of
a Democracy, these uniformed swindlers
would have been held accountable; as it is,
they are responsible to no one. The returns
from these Bales (so much of the returns, at
least, as found its way in the public Trea?
sury,) was applied to the liquidation of
some of our floating debt then due. But
thero was no real reduction in the debt, as
the value of these stores should have been
deducted from the amount of the debt pre?
vious to September, 1865. It is a poor and
weak attempt at deception to instauce this
settlement of $200,000,000 with an amount
of money which then happened to he in
the Treasury, from the source we have
stated, as a proof that the public debt can
easily be discharged in a given time. The I
truth is, that within the past few months I
our debt has increased rapidly, and we may
addi that it will continue to iucroase until I
we havo a Government that is not a dis
grace-even to a Democracy.
[New York Imperialist.
Ihe Barnwell Jourr.al states that Mrs.
Teyton, who '.ved near Blackville, in that
County, feeling unwell a night or two ago,
sent her little, girl to bring a dose of some
simple medicine, but the ohild brought a
deadly poison, by mistake. The mother
partook of it, and in a few minutes was a
corpse. Tho daughter tasted the poison,
and is now lying at the point of death.
John Dorsey, an Irishman, who was fur?
loughed for Sunday from tho House of Cor?
rection in Williamsburg, Mass., to attend to
home affairs, beat his wife's brains out on
Saturday night during his visit.
COTTON.-The present cold weather is act?
ing in a damaging way in some sections of
tho State on young cotton.
Light employment-Cleaning windows.
AU cut lim, Sunday Battalion!
HEADQUARTERS SUNDAY BATTALION,
COLUMBIA, S. C., Moy -, 18C9.
GENERAL ORDERS NO. 1.
I. Yon aro hereby ordered to bc and ap?
pear at the usual places of worship next
Sunday morning, nt lust bell-ring, dressed
in full regulation uniform, consisting of
dress coat, pantaloons, beaver hat, kid
(/loves, (if possible,) and any other addition?
al foppery the wearer may choose to in?
dulge in. t
II. Promptly ns the bell commences to
ring, the respective con punies will form, in
two ranks, open order, facing inwards, at
the varions church entrances, when thc la?
dies of the congregations will pass in re?
view, until the bell stops ringing.
III. The varions companies will then bo
dismissed, iu order that they may attend
tho church services. This dnty has not
been performed lately, in many instances,
but better attention is hoped for, the more
especially as the fnli intention of tho next
paragraph can bo better subserved.
IV. Upon the conclusion of service, the
companies will at once proceed to re-form,
ns in paragraph two, and again review the
ladies. Members of tho companies may
acknowledge their lady friends by lifting
their bats, but no undue levity must bo in?
dulged in while in ranks.
V. At evening Bervice, parade, until fur?
ther orders, is dispensed with, but members
of the organization may attend at their usu?
al rendezvous, if so disposed. It is, how?
ever, most earnestly requested that no
laughter, or other noises, be made nt the
church doors, so that the preachers and
hearers may not be disturbed. Reform that
altOf4""her, for the practice is dishonorable,
and the battalion mnst see to it that no un?
seemly behavior be allowed on any pretense
VI. EXEMPTIONS.-No exemptions what?
ever can be allowed, except to married naen.
All boy children from three years of ugo and
up are, nolens volens, members of the bat?
talion. By order:
ROMULUS, Major Commanding.
"LET US HAVE PEACE !"-Detailed ac?
counts of the sailing of a filibustering ex?
pedition for Cuba from New York were
published iu the daily journals of that city,
yesterday, lt appears that this expedition
put out of the harbor of New York in
tugs between tho hours of 3 and G, on
Tuesday afternoon. It consisted of abont
900 men. "mostly Americans and Irish?
men, of good lighting stock." They were
partially equipped, and carried small arms
openly, and some of them muskets and ac?
coutrement?. They were put on board the
steamer Arngo, which had taken ont false
papers, and are now on tho high seas on
their way to Cuba..
Of thc starting of this expedition the au?
thorities in New York professed themselves
ignorant. Thc Government authorities
here uppenr to have been equally well in?
formed, and nothing was done either here
or there to prevent the sailiug of the filibus?
ters. They quietly got off in broad day?
light, were put on board of a steamer which
had previously escaped the vigilance of the
authorities, aud upon which, it is said, wore
1,000 stand of arms and 60,000 rounds of
ammunition, besides uniforms and stores.
A more flagrant violation of international
law cannot be conceived. With what face
we shall claim damages now from England
for tho depredations of the Alabama, futuro
diplomacy must manifest. What excuse the
officers of the law can give for permitting
this breach of the comity of nations it will
bo a curious thing to learn. Whether they
will ever be called to account for official
malfeasance or not is still in doubt. Whe?
ther any attempt has been or will bo made
to overhaul the filibustering steamer wo do
not know. But it is certain that hero is a
case of most wanton and open lawlessness.
It is clear that tho whole proceeding should
be rebuked, and tho remissness of our of?
ficials meet from high authority at once that
condemnation it deserves. If no apology is
made or meant, if no effort is made to re?
trieve this monstrous error, the whole thing
mnst mean simply trnr.'
But now that the crime i? committed, it
remains for the Government to act prompt?
ly and decisively; to disavow tho act by pro?
clamation, and to put the police of the seas,
as far as possible, on tho alert to stop this
foolish sacrifice, and remand this expedition
sailing under the national flag, with false
clearances and iu direct evasion of the law.
[ Washington Expr.ess, J
Thero were sixteen deaths in Charleston
last week-fivo whites and eleven blacks.
VIOLIN AND GUITAR STRINGS.
THE REAL* CREMONA. These.
STRINGS aro justly celebrated for
their durability, purity and cloar,
A full assortment of Violincello STRINGS; a
variety of Violin ROWS; Row-flair, Screw*, Tail
Boards, Bridges, Rosin, Ac, Just received, at
April 2 +2mo_E. POLLARD'S.
Z\f\f\ LBS. GENUINE DURI! AM-direct from
__UV7 tho Factory,
.100 Lbs. "Commonwealth,"'
100 Lbs. "Bracelet."
April 20 JOHN C. SEEGERS.
?WrTHOtJT A GOOD moKSTi?l^Aji other
tomporal blessings aro comparatively worthless.
The dyspeptic millionaire, who has tried all the
potions of tho medical profession in vain, and
believes his complaint to bo incurable, wonld give
half his fortune to bo freed from tho horrors of
indigestion, and thus enabled lo enjoy the other
half. Of course fie would.
Perhaps HOSTETTER'S STOMACH BITTERS
has been recommended to such a sufferer. Posii
bly ho has turned from tho friend who mado tho
suggestion with a sneer, intimating that ho has
no faull in any ''patent medicine." If this has
boen tho case, so muck Ute worse for him. Ilia
incredulity dooms him to a lifo of misery. All the
luxuries which wealth can purchase aro at his
command. Not one of them can give him plea?
sure. His own irrational obstinacy is his bane.
Tho masses, happily for themselves, aro less
skeptical. There is such a thing as bigoted unbe?
lief, as well as bigoted credulity, and. a golden
moan between the two, which men and women
who aro gifted with common sense adopt and
profit by. These are tho class that patronize and
recommend HOSTETTEB'S BITTEBB. Why do they
approve thia famous anti-dyspeptic and anti
bihous preparation? Simply because they have
not been too much tho 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 effect.
"Strike, but hear," said the Roman sago, when
his ignorant enemies were assailing him. "Doubt,
but try.''says tho man who has been cured of in?
digestion, or biliousness, or intermittent fever, by
tho Bitters, as ho rotates his experience of thc
medicine to his invalid friends. Whoever is so
woddod to Ins own foregone theoretical conclu?
sions, as to declino to test tho properties of a
medicino endorsed by tho testimony of intelligent
men in every walk of lifo, and approved by the
people at largo, dcserc.es to suffer.
May 2_ fl
?3* PHILOSOPHY OP MAHKIAQE_A
NEW O0UB8E OF LECTUBEB, as d?livered at the
New York Museum of Anatomy, embracing the
subjects: How to Live and What to Live for;
Youth, Maturity and Old Agc; Manhood Generally
Reviewed; The Causo of Indigestion; Flatulence
and Nervous Diseases accounted for; Marriage
Philosophically Considered, ?c. Thoso lectures
will be forwarded on receipt of four stamps, by ad?
dressing Sec'y Baltimore Museum of Anatomy,
71 West Baltimore street, Baltimore, Md.
Pocket Corn Sheller.
SnELLS G bushels of corn per hour. A small
boy can eau use them. Any lady can us?
them. Weight, 1 pound. They supply a wan!
long needed. Will wear always. Takes everj
kernel oft' tho cob, Price, onlv $#.
April 23_ _ J. 'Si T. R. AGNEW.
r(JST to hand: Rio, Laguavra, Java and Mochf
Choicest Japan, Hyson and other TEAS,
Smoked Tongues. Pickled Salmon, and nil thi
thousand other things which go to make up 1
First-class Grocery Store, for sale bv
April 28 GEORGE BYMMERfl.
Headquarters South Carolina Militia.
ADJ. AND INSPECTOR-GENERAL'S OFFICE,
COLUMBIA, S. C.. May 8, 1800.
IQ EMERAL OR UK HS NO. 1.]
SUCH CITIZENS of this State as aro comprise<
within tho following classes, and desire to b
exempted from service in tho Militia, in accord
ance with tho provisions of an Aot entitled "Ai
Act to organizo and govern thc Militia of tho Stat
of South Carolina," approved March 16, 18G9, ar
hereby instructed to forward to this office, immc
diately upon thc promulgation of this order, ap
plications for exemption:
I. Regularly ordained or licensed ministers an
preachers of tho Gospel.
II. Clerks and employees in pubbc offices, Jua
tices of tho Peace, or Magistrates, Sheriffs, C >rc
ners, Constables, Civil ollicers of thu Unite
Slates, Ferrymen employed at any ferry on a pot
road, and Miller.-.
III. All persons entertaining consciontior
scruples against bearing arms, practicing phys
ciaos, professors, teachers amt students in "co
legos, academics and common schools.
IV. Persons regularly and honorably discbarge
from thc army or navy* of tho United Statoa, i
consequence of tho performance of Military <
Naval duty, iu pursuance of any law of this St at.
and all persons who now aro (or may hereafter bt
active members of regularly incorporated fir
companies in this Stato.
V. Commissioned officers who shall havo sorvc
as such in the Militia of this State (previous I
the 20th day of December, A. D. 18G0.) or in at
one of the United States, for the space of scve
vears. (Bnt no such officer shalli>o exempt ui
leas bis resignation, after such term of service, hi
beon accepted, or in some other lawful manner 1
shall have been honorably discharged.)
VI. Idiots, lunatics, paupers and persons cor
vioted of infamous crimes.
SEC. 2. All applications for exemption must t
made upon the affidavit of tho applicant, and sha
distinctly set forth tho name, occupation, agc ar
residence, (if in a County, town or village, tl
name of the township; if in a city, tho ward,) 1
Kr.c 8. Applications from clerks cr omployoi
in public othces must, iu all cases, be accompanic
with certificates from their respectivo chiefs (
SEC. .!. Applications for the exemption of idiot
lunatics ann paupers must ho made bv their "ne
friend," upon his affidavit, and must bo aeconipi
uied, in the two first cases, by the certificate of tl
Bv order of Hil Excellency tUe*Commander-ii
Chief. P. J. MOSES, Jr..,
Adjutant and Iiispector-Oeneral.
The following named papers will copy once:
?W Charleston Courier, Noes and Repuhlicai
Chester Reporter, lorkvillo Enquirer, Lancastf
Ledger, Fairfield News and Herald, Newberi
Herald, Abbovillo Press and Banner, Anderer
Intelligencer, Keoweo Courier, Greenville Mom
toin?6)'and Enterprise, Lauronsvillo Herald, Edg
field Advertiser, Unionvillo Jourtal, Hpartanboi
Spartan and Gazette, Rai nw ell Sentinel and Jon
nal, Sumter Newt and Watchman, Williamsbui
Journal, Marion Star and CrescerJ, Camden Jon
nal, Oraugoburg News, Darlington Southern
and Democrat, Georgetown Timei and Clarondt
Press._May 5 f6
SWEDES IRON, li, li 2, 2*. 3,SJ, 5, 6, 7, 10 i:
" Band Iron, English Iron. HnAn Iron,
2,000 Hoes, of all kind?,
200 Pairs Trace Chains.
March G FISHER, LOWRANCE A FISHER,
J. N. HOBSON, Commission Merchant,
NOS. 1 AND a ATLANTIC WHARF,
CHARLESTON, S. C.
HAVING ampio meai.;. for advances, a busi?
ness cxperionco of twenty years, and confin?
ing himself strictly to a COMMISSION BUSINESS,
without operating on his own account, respect?
fully solicits consignments of Cotton, Flour,
Wheat, Corn, etc.
Shippers 01 Prodnco to him may, at their op?
tion, liavo their consignments sold cither in
Charleston or New York; thus having tho advan?
tage of two markets, without extra commission.
Bishop W. M. Wightman, S. C.; Gol. Wm. John?
son, Charlotte, N. C.; Kev. T. O. Summare, Ten?
nessee; Bon. John P. King, Augusta, Ga.; Messrs.
Goorgo W. Williams A Co., Charleston, S. C.;
Messrs. Williams, Taylor A Co., Now York.
STOL.-, \V BBB & CO.,
WHOLESALE DRY GOODS,
987 . I I 389
Domestic 8toro. | KI??A STREET, ? Laco store.
Feb 27 CHARLESTON. H. C._ly_
Chair, and Sofa Warerooms.
DANIEL H. SILGOX,
175,177 anti 179 King Street,
OliarlcstoTi, JS. O-,
REEP8 CONSTANTLY ON HAND, A LARGE
AND WELL-SELECTED ASSORTMENT OF
Of the Latest and
MOST APPROVED STYLES,
Which he offers at prices which cannot fail to
CHAMBER AND COTTAGE SETS,
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
Thc Bett Assortment Ever Offered, in this
N. B.-Goods carefully packed for shipping.
March 19 t3mo
THE Subscriber would call attention to his fine
stock of JEWELRY. GOLD ANO SILVER
WATCHES, of English, Swiss and American ma?
SILVER ANO PLATED WARE, SPECTACLES
AND EYE-GLASSES, In great variety, with tho
best quality of PERISCOPIO LENSES, which aro
adapted with great caro.
WATCHES AND JEWELRY repaired.
Cameos, Diamonds and Precious Stones monnt
od to order. JAMES ALLAN',
_ April 21 t3m 307 King street, Charleston, S. C.
CHARLES KERRISON, formerly of the firm of
C. A E. L. Kerrison, would inform his friends
an-: the public that he has purcjiasfcd from Mr.
Janies B. Botts, all hin Hock in trade, Ac, at the I
Store No. 232 King stn cf, and will thero continuo
the DRY GOODS BESINKSS, Wholesale and Re?
tail, for Cash, on his own individual account and
responsibility. Hu will proceed, without delay,
to replenish and renew thu Stock, and continue so
doing until the assort nu nt shall bc made com?
plete and attractive. AH thc terms will be STRICT?
LY CASH, or approved eily acceptance for a short
credit, it necessarily follows that tho prices must
ho kept at least as low u i to be found in any other
His brother. Mr. E. L. Ren ison, assisted by
Mr. A. B. McDonell, both experienced merchant's
in Uiis line, will he found at his Store, aiding in
thc conduct and management of the business, and
it is hoped that his and their efforts to win the
confidence and patronage of thc pnbHoyHll V?e as
successful as in past days was thc old firm, at tho
corner of King and Market streets, Charleston.
Fob 17 3tno
PANKNIN'S HEPATIC BITTERS,
THEY CURE DYSPEPSIA,
AXT> ALL DISTASES or tm
STOMACH AND LIVER.
Tnrr AIIE RICOVMEMI?? BT TUE
HEGEMAN Sc CO.,
AGENTS, JVJTW YORK.
Manufactured by C. P. PAMNIN,
CED? IST AKS APCT3XCA1?, ?
OHAKLK8 T O N, S. C. ?J
M&~For Hale by Druygttts EveryicAere.-??
Brazier's and Sheathing Copper, of all
sizes, ior sale by W?Ji>\m Shepherd, No.
17 Hayne Street, Charleston, S. C.
New York Advertisements.
IMPROVED FRENCH RANGE
B R A M II A L L , DE AVE & CO.,
247 and 249 Water stroct, New York.
Needles and Fishing Tackle.
ANDREW CLERK & CO. respectfully inform
tho public and their old customers, that they
Btill continue business in their old store, No 48
Maiden Laue, New York. Their assortment of
Fishing Tackle is tho largest and most completo
of any in the United b tat os. They ' aro also Bole
AgentB for tho Warrin Needle, which, for the last
thirty years, has enjoyed a reputation for quality
and uniformity of temper superior to all others.
ST. CLOUD HOTEL.
THIS NEW and Commodious
HOUSE, located corner of Broad?
way and Forty-second street, Now
_SYork, possesses advantages over
loosen, for the accommodation of its
gnostB. It was built expressly for a first-class
family boarding house-tho rooms being large anet
en suite, heated by steam-with hot ana cold
water, and furnished second to nono; while tho
culinary department ls in the most experienced
hands, affording guests an unequalled table.
One of Atwood's Patent Elevator H is also among
tho "modern Improvements" and at the Berrico of
guests, at all hours.
Tho Broadway and University Place Cars pass
tho door every four minutes, running from the
City Hall to Contrai Park, while the Sixth and
Seventh Avenue lines are but a snort block ou
cither side, affording ample facilities for commu?
nicating with all the depots, steamboat landings,
placcs'of amusement and business of the great
metropolis. MORE & HOLLEY, .
March 19 Gmo Proprietors.
DR. T. T. MOORE,
fi ?e * ..? I 3$
IS now prepared to execute, in tho moa scientific
manner, all branches of his profession. Teeth
extracted without pain by uso of NITROUS
OXIDE OAS. Persons desiring his service would
do well to engage an hour. Office over Messrs.
Bryan & MoCarter's Bookstore, Main street, Co
lnmbla, S. C._April ll 3mo
DR. D. L. BOOZER, grateful tor tho liberal
patronage he has received from the citizens
of this city ami tho surrounding District, during
the pabt year, respectfully announces that he now
permanently establishes himself in Columbia. All
operations on tho natural Teeth faithfully per?
formed. ARTIFICIAL CASES, in every approved
method, carefully and satisfactorily executed
among which ho would call special attention to
that known as Reynold.?' Patent; and of his suc?
cess in constructing Artificial Cases by this beau?
tiful and durable process, he is enabled, with con?
fidence, to refer to his patients and to thc
patentee. Ofiico on Main street, over Ffrst Na?
tional Bank._Jan 8
MRS. C. E. REED has opened 1er
inspection tho finest assortment ot
French, Englis'. ?nd American La?
dies' HATS, BONNETS, FLOWERS
AND RIBBONS. &c, the best and
clu-apest ever offered to the Ladies
of Columbia and the surrounding
Several cases of Ladle*. Mis-es and Bovs'
HATS AND CAPS, from 25 cents up. Hair
Braids. Waterfalls, Curls, Switches, Coils, &c.,
?LC. Country Merchants will find it to their ad?
vantage to give me a call, aod see for themselves.
.Fresh arrivals every day. Hat*, Bonnets, Ac, by
tho case or dozen, will be sold very low.
Bridal Wreaths and Yells of every description,
Having first class Milliners, we are prepared
to execute all orders with neatness and despatch.
Main Street, Columbia, opposite Hopsou .V Sut
phcn'B. March 28 3mo
Pipes ! Pipes ! !
OA DOZ- Assorted Brier Root, with Metal
20 Doz. do., with Maerschauni Lining.
1 Oross Cane_Pipoe. JT1* ^!?EEGjraR._
Scythes and Grain Cradles.
DOZ. Oriftin's Best ORAIN CRADLES,
?5' / C. doz. fire ano six Finger Crain Cradles.
At low prie? s. for cash, by J. .V T. R. AOXEW. _
Corn, Bacon and Flour.
2(\(\f\ BUSHELS CORN.
.1 r\J\ F 20.0(10 POUNDS BACON.
IIB LS. FLOUR,
And other goods as LOW as thev CAN HT
AnniFI#?i ER. LOWRANCE A FISHER.
CITY COUPONS, receivable for City Taxes, fol
sah, hv_OREOO. PALMER & CO
CHOICE GOSHEN BUTTER, just received and
f ,r salotby _J. A T. R. AflNEW.
Bacon and Flour.
i)f\ r\( \ f\ LBS. Trime BACON SIDES.
?KJAJy fyJ 20OBbls. FLOUR, at 18 to : 14
uer Karrol. For sale by E. it G. I). HOPE.
Cribbes & Thomas, Beal Estate Agente,
OFFER their eervices to the public as GE?
NERALLAND AGENTS. Will buy and sell
[,auds, and other property, on commission. N<
marges amii sales are effected.
JAMES G. GIBBES,
JOHN P. THOMAS,
Jan 19 WADE HAMPTON GIBBES.