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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Wednesday Horning, Kay 12, 1869.
From tb? Atlantic to tia? Pacific.
The telegraph announced, yesterday, thai
the Central and Union Paoifio Railroads com?
pleted in one continuous iron highway the
union by railroad of the Atlantic and Paci?
fic Oceans. The event was to have taken
place on Saturday, but was delayed, by
reason of heavy rain storms having inter?
fered with the work near Echo City and
Ogden. Yet the people of San Francisco
and Sacramento, having made their arrange?
ments for a celebration, were determined
not to be disappointed, aDd therefore car?
ried them out on Saturday with great jubi?
lation. Within a period of three years and
a fraction, the Union Faoiflo Railroad Com?
pany have made their line, in suoh condi?
tion as it is, crossing prairies, scaling in
some way the Rocky Mouutains, and doing
some tunneling of cliffs, etc., nntil they
have mot the Central Pacific at their
coming, nearly 1,100 miles West of thoir
initial point at Omaha. It is stated that
some 3,500,000 cross-ties and timber iu un?
numbered millions of feet have been con?
sumed in the construction of the road, its
culverts and bridges. Much of this material
was found at Chicago, and its transportation,
therefore, was comparatively inexpensive
after railroad communication with that city
was established. The union of the Atlan?
tic and Paoifio by railway is a grand and le?
gitimate enterprise, inevitable of consum?
mation in this day and generation of our
country, even though immense Government
gratuities had not been showered upon its
projectors. It might not, as the Baltimore
Sun intimates, have been "strung through"
at so early a period by unassisted private
enterprise, yet it would have inevitably
grown out of tbc necessities of business in?
tercommunication, and probably, like all
things that grow naturally, and aro not
forced by artificial means, have been, what
it ought to be, solid and lasting, and the
people would not feel aggrieved that debt
had been accumulated upon them for it.
However, it is matter, at all events, for tem?
porary exultation, that a road, after a cer?
tain sort, is completed between New York
and San Francisco. The report, however,
of Government Director Snow on the
Union Pacifie Railroad, seems to be calcu?
lated 3omewhat to dsmpen the exultation
which might otherwise be felt at the early
completion of the work. An editorial com?
munication in tho Denver News, of the
29th, gives a picture of that portion of the
road most strongly assailed by Mr. Snow,
which seems to confirm what he has said.
The writer says:
"On the question now being so much dis?
cussed, as to how the Union Pacific Railroad
has been constructed, and the condition of
the track, let me now give a little testimony.
I have had considerable experience on and
about railroads. From Cheyenne to Green
River, aud I do not know but I may say to
Bryan, the road is a good one, and I believe
equal to any new road ever constructed.
From Bryan to Wasatch the road is not so
good, being very rough and uneven. From
Wasatch to Corinne a worse piece of work
cannot be imagined. The grade having
been made in winter of frozen ground,
which is now beginning to thaw, is one pile
of mud, fit for anything but what it is being
used for. Thc ties rise and sink as a traiu
passes over them; the track is full of curves,
and even at tho rate tho trains go-four or
five miles an hour-is dangerous aud unsafe.
The numerous wrecks along tho road give
abundant evidence that my assertion is true.
Tho temporary bridges now in usc are no?
thing more nor less than man-traps, and it
will be a miracle if some of them do not go
down before tho permanent ones are finish?
ed. All the permanent bridges, let me add,
aro most complete and substantial struc?
tures. To place the road West of the Wa?
satch in a oondition fit to be operated with
safety wilt requiro most of tho summer.
The track will have to be ballasted, its sharp
curves straightened out, some of the iron
relaid-in fact, almost rebuilt in places."
There can be no doubt that, while tho
road is nominally finished, a great deal more
expense will have to be inourred before it is
really in a stable, safo and official working
condition, or is, according to the law grant?
ing Government subsidies, a first class road.
It has not been unfrequoutly tho case be?
fore to transport a party of visitors over a
now railroad, and afterwards have to pro?
cure or apply a large amount of additional
capital to finish it. The parties engaged in
this Pacific enterprise have certainly re?
ceived moro than enough "aid" from the
Governmout to have done their work
honestly and well. There are those who con?
sider that a system of plunder exists in the
operation of that company as vast as tho
line of the railroad which they have under?
taken to construot. But, without referenco
to theso allegations, we n?ay soy that iu tho
end it is to bo hoped and believed that a
"firstclass road," according to tho stipula?
tion in tho bond, will bo required and fur?
nished by them, and they certainly will have
had a sufficiently "good thing" of it even
then. Tho o pc ii mg of the Faoifio Railroad
is, of course, an event in the history of the
country of the greatest importance. It must
stimulate the development of tho great
mineral resources ot the Facifioslope, popu?
late tho Western prairies) and in many ways
increase tho national prosperity.
TUE friends and acquaintances of MR. and
MHS. M. BRENNEN, are invited to attend the
funeral of the former, from hi? late roeidonoe, on
Lady stroot, TRIS MORNING, at 10 o'clook. Ser
vicos at St. Toter's Church. _
On tho 29th April, bv tho Rov. W. E. Bogga.
JOHN GREEN aud MISS MARY. JACOBS, all of
this city. _
1CASK on DRAUGHT for two days.
Sold low to dealers. J. C. SEEGERS.
Colombia Chapter No. 5, R. A. M.
igfift?t A REGULAR CONVOCATION of Colum
?fl?Sabia Chapter No. 5, R. A. M., will bo held at
????Masonic. Hall, THIS EVENING., at 8
o'clock. By order of tho High Priest.
May 12 1 W. HUTSON WIGG, Secrotary.
pr rv BALES Northern HAY and CLOVER, in
OU lino ordor, for salo at
May 12 1_CANTWELL'?*. Main street.
Juat in at E. E. JACKSON'S Drug Store.
Just In at E. E. JACKSON'S Drug Storo.
In tho District Court of the United States for tho
District of South Carolina.
At Columbia, the\2th day of May, A. J). 18G9.
THE undersigned hereby gives notico of his ap?
pointment as Assignee of HALCOT F. GREEN,
of Columbia, County of Richland, and State of
8outh Carolina, within the said District, who has
been adjudged a Bankrupt, upon his own potition,
bv tho District Court of tho said District.
'May 12 w3 THOS. J. LAMOTTE, Absignco.
In the District Court of tlie United States for thc
District of South Caroliua.
Al Columbia, the \2th day of May, A. D. 18G9.
THE undersigned hereby gives notico of his ap
poiutmout aa Acsignoo of CLAUDIUS A.
SCO PT, of Columbia, County of Richland, and
State of South Carolina, within tho said District,
who has boen adjudged a Bankrupt, upon his own
potition, by tho District Court of tho said District.
May 12 w3 THOS. J. LAMOTTE, ABsigneo.
In tho District Court of tho United States for the
District of SoutL Jarolina.
At Columbia, the\2th day of May, A. J). 1869.
THE undersigned hereby givoa notico of his ap?
pointment as Assigno o of THOMAS TAYLOR,
of Columbia, County of Richland, and Stato of
South Carolina, within tho said District, who has
hoon adjudged a bankrupt, upon bia own petition,
by the District Court of tho said District.
May 12 w3 THOS. J. LAMOTTE, Assignee.
In tho District Court of the United States for thc
District of South Carolina.
At Columbia, the 12r/i day of May, A. D. 18G9.
TUE undersigned hereby gives notice of his ap
appointmont aa Assignee of THOS. R. BBOWN,
of Columbia, County of Richland, and Stato of
South Carolina, within the said District, who has
boen adjudged a Bankrupt, upon his own petition,
bv tho District Court of tue said District.
'May 12 Sn THOS. J. LAMOTTE, Assignee.
In tho District Court of the United States for tho
District of South Carolina.
At Columbia, thelith day of May, A. J). 18C9.
THE undersigned hereby gives notice of his ap?
pointment as Assignee of ALFRED M. HUNT,
of Columbia, County of Richland, and State ot
South Carolina, within tho eaid District, who has
boen adjudgod a Bankrupt, upon his own petition,
by tho District Court of tho said District.
May 12 w3 THOS. J. LAMOTTE, Assignee.
In tho District Court of the Unitod States for tho
District of South Carolina.
At Columbia, the\2th day of May, A. I). 18G9.
THE uudorsigned hereby gives notice of his ap?
pointment aa Assignee of FRANCIS HAM?
MOND, of Columbia, County of Richland, and State
of South Carolina, within tho said District, who
has boen adjudged a Bankrupt, upon his own pe?
tition, hy tho District Court of tho said District.
May 12 w3 THOS. J. LAMOTTE, Assignee
State Medical Association.
AMEETING o? this Association will bo hold in
Charleston, ou the 20th day of May, r ita tho
viow to rc-organizition. District Societios aro
earnestly roquestod to send Delegates, and all
members of tlie profession in tho State are invited
Tho various Railroads and Steamboats will pass
Delegates for ono fare.
JOHN DOUGLASS, M. D.
Vice-Prosident S. C. Medical Association.
WHITE GOODS sold at C. F. JACKSON'S aro
SPRING DRESS GOODS at coat, to closo out
A FULL SUPPLY of FANS, of all kinds, and at ?
all prices._May 12
ejemju A FINE Second-Uand Family CAR
Jgyg&RIAGE can be obtained cheap, ou ap?
plication to the livcrv stables of Agnew A Co.
CONSUMERS will please attend to the payment
of their Bills for month of April. The rulo
affecting defaulters will positively be enforced, and
the metres removed, JACOB LEVIN,
May 9 3 Secretary Gas Company.
The cotton mili* ia the Un i tod States are
6,527 in number, running 7,585,082spindles,
and consuming 417,867,771 poonda of cot?
ton per annum. This gives to each mill an
average of 1^162 spindles, and a consump?
tion of 63,945 pounds of cotton per annum.
Tho statistics, arranged according to the
great geographical divisions of the country,
are as follows: Northern States, 6,441 mills,
running 7,659,020 spindles, consuming
385,952,021 pounds of cotton onnally.
Southern States, eighty-six mills, cunning
226,062 spindles, consuming 31,418,750
pounds of cotton, annually. This gives to
eaoh of the mills ia th 9 Northern Statos an
average of 1,142 spindles, and an annual
consumption of 59,921 pounds of cotton,
and euch of tho mills in the Southern States
an average of 2,628 spindles, and an annual
consumption of 365,299 pounds of cotton.
The mills in the Southern States, it will be
perceived, are largo establishments.
AN IMTERIAL. PIIXJKIMAGE.-Napoleon III,
who keeps remarkably quiet of late, and
whose growing rheumatic pains make him
almost an invalid, is about to undertake a
pilgrimage. Ho, with all the royal family,
is going to Corsica iu August, to celebrate
the hundredth anniversary of ''his uncle's"
birth-day. This will furnish a ohanoe for a
great deal of enthusiasm, fire-works and
white wiuo, both in Franco and Corsica;
but it is a very charming little fraud, which
Napoleon I originated himself. The "Lit?
tle Corporal" was born in 1768, but Corsica
didn't become subject to the French until
1769; BO when Napoleon had the throne of
Charlemagne in prospect, he did just what
ladies never do-post-dated his birth-day by
one year. But this is only a very faint spe?
cimen of the subterfuges necessary to sup
I port imperial rule.-Springfield Republican.
JOE BROWN'S PIKES.-When Joe Brown
was Governor of Georgia and a good Con?
federate, as well as a respectable man, he
had made several thousand pikes with which
tho State militia woro to whip tho horrid
Yankees. Theso pikes were never used, and
were sold a few weeks ago in Augusta. It is
rumored that theso are the "arms of the
moat improved pattern" of which Governor
Scott spoke so feelingly, and that a largo
number of them have been bought up for
the use of tho South Carolina "nielish." A
friend has lent us ono of these pikes, which
may bo seen ot our office. It is at once a
relic of the "has beeu" and a suggestion of
the "may be."-Charleston News.
There is a man in Washington who is
handsome as a man, and delightfully fascin?
ating wheu dressed and made up as a wo?
man. This person has been oue of the most
successful pilferers in the District, but at
last he was caught. He has been courted
by nieu, who have breathed the tender pas?
sion to him, and he in his turu has tnught
women tho first lesson of love. Whenever
he thought that thcro was a chanco of being
arrested, he would dress in woman's appa?
rel, and in this way would bo incarcerated
with women. A paper of that city says his
career has boen tinged with every crime but
that of murder.
A young lady's opinion of the bonnets of
tho season: "Ob, the bonnets of my girl?
hood-the kind I wore to school! I really
thought them pretty; I must have been a
fool. And yet I used to think myself on
hats a jaunty miss. Perhaps I was, as
fashion went; but what was that to this?
Oh, the lovely little pan-cake-the charming
little mat! It makes my head so level, and
so very, very flat."
Tho State Department has information
that the Hay tiona are highly indignant at
the appointment of a negro to represent
this country there. They think it was in?
tended as an insult and say that a negro was
appointed because no white man would ac?
cept tho place.
! Tho tariff on despatches between New
York and England, on and after the first of
June, will bo ten dollars (gold) for ten word?
or loss, and one dollar (gold) for oach word
in excess of the limit.
A laurel tie, silver mounted, a golden
spike, a silver pick and a silver hammer
wero used on Monday in completing tho
connection between tho Central and Union
A New York correspondent notes tho fact
that negtoes are becoming industrious in
that city. They now grind hand-organs and
cry tooth powder.
Tho Catholics of Germany sent upwards
of 82,500,000 to tho Pope to commemorate |
his jubilee, and tho addresses bear 325,000
An infant child of Samuol Bellamy (col?
ored), of Horrv, was cruelly killed a few
days ago by several ohildrcn of its own
A party of Sioux Iudians recently sur?
prised a smaller band of Snake and Ban?
nock Indians, near South Pass City, and
killed twenty-nine of them.
State South Carolina-Richland County.
John Bauukott to Thomas J. Robertson. Mortgago
of Roal Estato.-Sale for Foreclosure.
BY virtue of a power in mo vested by the maker
of tho above mortgago, I will selL at public
ontcrv, before tho Court House, in Columbia, on
the FIRST MONDAY in Juno noit, botwoen the
All that lot of LAND, in the city of Columbia, at
tho North-west corner of Gorvaia and Bull streets,
containing one and one-third acres, moro or lesa;
bouuilod on tho South by Gervais street; on tho
East by Bail stroct; on tho North by Lady street;
and on the West by a lot of the ?ev. Doct.' Le?
land; being tho samo lot described in tho abovo
Pnrohasor to pay for Stamps and Papers. Terms
cash. T. J. ROBERTSON,
May 12 wfS_Attornoy in Pact.
rJX. KITS Ko- 1 Ba^ <tnd Shoal MACKEREL,
I O GOBbls., '1..IVC.1 and Quarters, Nos. 1, 3 and
3, for sale by_E. A G. D. HOPE.
CITY COUPONS, reooivablo for City Taxes, for
sale by GREGG, PALMER A CO.
Ei o o a 1 X t o tin, ai .
A fow copies of the "Sack and Destruc?
tion of Columbia" can be obtained at the
P/ionix office. Price twenty-five cents.
A lot of cards and bill head paper has
just been received at the Phoenix office
something new and pretty. Also a lot of
"auction cards"-which will be printed nt
extraordinarily low prices.
At a meeting of the corporation of the
First Presbyterian Church, held on Mon?
day, the 11th instant, the following officers
were elected for tho ensuing year:
Secretary und Treasurer-Eben Stenhouse.
Temporal Committee-George Sj m mers,
Chairman ; Asher Palmer, F. W. Wing, A.
Smythe, L. P. Miller.
Our. Jon OFFICE.-Tho Phoenix Job Office
is now prepared to execute evei'y manner of
printing, from visiting and business cards
to pan.pulets and books. With ample ma?
terial and first-class workmen, satisfaction is
guaranteed to all at New York prices. If
our work does not como up to contract, we
make no charge. With this understanding,
our business men have no excuse for sending
work North, when it ran he done at home.
ARREST.-James M. Askew, of Union
County, accused of murdering a colored
lad, named Alfred Gist, on the 28th of Jan?
uary last, and for whose apprehension a re?
ward of 8500 was offered, was captured u
few days sinco. He was trading horses, and
was recognized by a colored man, who sum?
moned to his assistance threo others, and
arrested him in tho presence of several white
persons, who made no attempt at interfer?
ence or obstruction. Tho captors marched
their prisoner off to jail at Uuiouville.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-Tho following are
thc hours for opening and closing mails:
During tho week from. .8?? A. M. to G P. M.
On Sundays from.G to 7 P. M.
CHARLESTON AND WESTERN MALLS.
Opens at_5 P. M. Closes at.. 8 >... P. M.
CHARLESTON NIGHT MAIL.
Opens at. .8}X A. M. Closes at. A1., P. M.
Opens at.. 5 P. M. Closes at.. 8>.? P. M.
Opens at..2 P.M. Closes at . 12 ..; P. M.
Peters' Musical Monthly for May is to hand,
and well sustains tho proud title it bears
"The Prince of Musical Monthlies"'-for if
there is any one periodical adapted to suit
tho wants of all lovers of music, profession?
al or amateur, it is certainly this magazine,
which comes to us overflowing with choice
new music. Tho are four new songs,
by Hays, Thomas, Danks and Eaton; three
piano pieces; and wo notice a new feature
in the shape of six pages of quartet music,
which will provo a valuablo addition; also,
a dozen or more pages of biographical
sketches and reviews of now music, that
will bo of interest to all musicians. Being
Lrgoly engaged in the publication of sheet
music, Mr. Peters has always a fresh stock
from which to make his selections, and
sooms nothing loth to draw from his re?
sources to any required extent to mako thc
Monthly what it should be. When music ii
furnished so cheap, what musician can afford
to bo without such a publication? Foui
dollars worth of good music cannot b<
picked up every doy for thirty cents, anc
we feel justified in saying that a subscrip
tion at three dollars will givo as mud
music as you can buy for fifty dollars. J
L. Peters, 19S Broadway, New York, (P. O
Box 5,429), is the publisher.
FALSE PACKAGES.-A lady of our acquoiu
tance, while at market, yesterday morning
noticed some very fine looking butter, ant
being satisfied with tho price, requested th
vender to take it to her resideuco, where i
would bo weighed and paid for. In trans
ferring it from tho box io tho scales, th
vendor was very solicitous that tho lump
weighing about five pounds, should not b
broken, and handled it very tenderly; bul
notwithstanding, a fracture occurred i
what proved to bo its shell, disclosing th
fact that, while tho crust, about an inc
thick, was firm in consistence, of a rich yo
low color, and of delectable flavor, the ir
side was a ranoid, tallowy looking mas;
about tho consistence of cotton-sced oi
and fitter for wagon grease than tho breal
fast table. Tho owner was politely reques
ed to retain possession of his savory con
pound, and doparted somewhat crestfalle
at the ill-success of his ingenious manipuli
tion. We have heard of a similar impos
tion, in which a prominent citizen was vi
timized to the extent of four pounds <
what ho purchased as butter. Wo think tl
Clerk of tho Market should have sufficiei
jurisdiction as would justify him in inspec
ing articles exposed for sa!?, and in cases <
attempted fraud, by forfeiture and oth<
penalties, make it rather a hazardous and n
THE CO M SI ET. I. "i AL CONVENTION.-The Su?
perintendent of the South Carolina Kail
road, H. T. Peake, Esq., has authorizod ui
to stato that delegates to the Commercial
Cou veut ion, at Memphis, on the 18th inst.,
will be passed over that road free of charge.
This isa step in the right direction, and wo
trust that the other roads along the route
will follow ibo example.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS. -Special attention
is called to the following advertisements,
published for the first time this morning:
Re-organizing State Medical Association.
D. C. Peixotto & Son-Auction.
T. J. Robertson-State South Carolina.
M. P. Bowes-Sale of Hospital Property.
E. E. Jackson-Bromide Potass, &c.
T. J. LnMottc-Bankruptcy Notices.
J. C. Seegers-Claret Wine.
Meeting Columbia Chapter.
P, Cautwell-Northern Hav.
W. T. Walter-Auction.
C. F. Jackson-Take Notice.
TUE AMERICAN HOUSE, BOSTON, has large
and? airy family rooms, quiet and retired,
although iu tho centre oi business nud places
of amusement. This house has no superior
in New England. ml"2
AN IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION.-Dr.
Tutt's Liver Pills are PURELY VEGETABLE,
and are adapted to young and old, male and
female, and may be taken at all times, -with?
out restraint of occupation, without change
of living, without diet an i without the fear
of taking cold during all kinds of weather
and in all climates; THEY CONTAIN NO MER?
CURY. M8 6
DELICIOUSLY MEDICINAL.-This ia the
universal verdict pronounced upon PLANTA?
TION BITTERS by all who have tried them.
The wefl-knowu health-promoting ingre"
dients from which they aro made, and their
invaluable merits as a remedy for indiges?
tion and all its consequent ailments, and
the preventive qualities against diseases .
arising from climatic changes, miasmatic
influences and imperfect secretions, are so
widely known and so honorably endorsed,
that we trust no ono will forego the advan?
tages of their use.
MAGNOLIA WATER.-Superior to the best
imported German Cologne, and sold at half
the price. MS Jlf3
'"Our doubts are traitors, and make us
lose the good we oft might win, by fearing
to attempt." Shakspeure, that great and
Dobie master in English literature, who held
Hie mirror up to Nature
Reflects the wisdom we might use,
[f ignorance blind, did not abuse,
How oft do traitorous doubts ame,
To mar man's noblest enterprise.
The good we lose wo oft might win,
But for the lurking fears therein;
Attempt the end, and never stand to doubt,
Nothing so hard, but search will find it out.
Hence, lot no doubts prevent you from
trying that inimitable medicine, 'HEINITSH'S
QUEEN'S DELIGHT;' lose not the good you
might secure, by fearing to attempt a euro
with Heinitsh's QUEEN'S DELIGHT.
It has been well said, that the saddest of
words is contained in these, "it might have
been. " For many with ruined constitutions
ind blighted health, and wasted frames, and
sunken features, sicklied o'er with the palo
md haggard cast of disease, look back with
regret at not trying Heinitsh's QUEEN'S DE?
LIGHT, and reflect how different it might
liave been. M7
Manufacturer and Doalcr in
IFareroom.s Main st.,one door South of Washington.
IN addition to the usual fuU
J"supply of House Furnishing Goods
in Iiis line, ia in receipt of a Hue of
PARLOR AND BED-ROOM FURNITURE, which lu
ityle and elegance of fluish, as well as chepneas
?tid dnrabilitv, cannot be surpassed in any market
South of Baltimore. Calf and examine for
yourselves. Orders for FUNERALS, either in
Kountry or citv, will be attended to promptly.
Furniture made to ordor. Particular attention
;iveu to Repairing, Packing and Jobbing.
f)A BOXES "ROBO Bud," vory fine,
fllj 2 " "Navy,"
10 " Common, low price.
April 20_JOHN C. SEEGERS.
General Commission Business.
CONSIGNMENTS OF PRODUCE,
Orders for purchase of Merchandize,
Shipments of Cotton, and GENERAL COM?
MISSION BUSINESS, solicited by
MABK E, COOPER, Main street.
Be?t referencer given._March U Snio
Oom, Bacon and Flour.
2i\f\r\ BUSHELS CORN.
.UUU 20,000 POUNDS BACON.
And other goods as LOW as they CAN BE
April 3 FISHER. LOWRANCE & FISHER.
THE WASHINGTON HOUSE
18 now prepared to accommodate
Regular, as woll as Transient,
BOARDERS. Terms modedrate.
GRAIN CRADLES and SCYTHES, STRAW
FORKS, Tbreahors, Horse Powers and Reap?
ers, on hand, and for sale low, b.v
May 8 _ FISHER, LOWRANCE & FISHER. ;
AFULL assortment on hand, MILL STONES
and IRONS, purohaaed at low rates, by
Fire and Liie Insurance.
It. I-.". NICHOLS & CO., AGES7S.
COLUMBIA, S. C.,
REPRESENT OLD COMPANIES, with aggre?
gate accumulated Capitals, January 1, 1B69,
E>f $23,37U,174 CO.
April 30 BE IKSURBTi._3mo
Pig Hams, &c.
TUST to hand, bbla. Ferris' extra aogar
cured PIG HAMS. Pig BhouUtrt and Pig Ba
:on Strips. For salo by GEO. 8YMMERS.