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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Thursday Morning, October 21,1869.
Tit? Wisdom or Mr. Horace Gresley.
This philosopher, who is, perhaps,
wiser than his party, has written a letter
to an Arkansas correspondent, in which
he takes the ground that continued "re?
bel" disfranchisement is no longer desi?
rable, and .should be abandoned. Mr.
Greeley's impression is (bat th ia-enfran?
chisement of "rebels" will come in Bpi to
of his party, and that therefore it be?
comes the party to mako a virtue of ne?
cessity, and to concede of itself what ero
long it will be constrained to admit. Fur?
thermore, the Tribune philosopher holds
that "history and the genius of the ago
forbid" this thing of "rebel" proscrip?
tion. We repeat it, Mr. Greeley is wiee,
wiser than Weudoll Phillips; wiser than
Charles Sumner; wiser than his fanatical
party are disposed to be. At the closo
pf. Mr. Greeley's letter, to whioh wo are
referring* he says:
' "Shftkspeare sprys:'
" *We toach bloody instructions,
"Which retarn to plaguo tho inventor.'
"If wo, being uppermost, proscribo,
they/who will y et.be uppermost, are mo?
rally certain loM?l?k?w?se. We cannot
expect them to do better than wo do. If
we prosoribo^rebels ^olong ns wo may,
they will in tu rn proscribe radicals. \Ye
ebal I have tho taotibna of Marius ana
Sylla over" ngaiu. There is a more ex?
cellent way, nnd we m nat pioneer it.
There is nothings safer than magnanimi?
ty* W??ej?fl^ that
ours is the higher and more humano ci?
" 'Lot us bnvapeace.' "
These uro suggestions which m ny well
be heeded by those leadens of the domi
nant party iu Booth Carolina, who pro?
fess to have the interests of the colored
population at heart As for the white
leaders of the radical party in South Ca?
rolina, it is well understood that they,
with perhaps some exceptions, care not
a fig for the genuine interests of the co?
lored man. They are here "down Sou th"
for a purpose It is to get place and
power and pelf for selfish purposes. It
is to make, by easy methods, their for?
tunes. It is to fill empty pockets at
honest people's expense. It is to make
hay whilertho political sun shines. We
need addles np caution-we need ad?
minister no warning to this class. They
are here, most of them, birds of prey,
to,fly away as soon as the hunter comes
to scare thtMn away. But to the colored
leaders, who, it. may be supposed must,
to a greater or loss extent, have the inte?
rests of their people iu view. Mr. Gree?
ley's hint is very opportune. In South
Carolina, the negro is now "uppermost."
The Constitution is his. The Judiciary
is his. The Legislature, or nine-tenths
of it, is his. The Executive is bis. We
mean his in the main. He is therefore
"uppermost." Bot he is a fool if he
imagines that he will be "uppermost"
long. It becomes him, therefore, to usc
moderately and decently his present
power. It is true, he does not proscribe
the "rebels" in the matter of voting.
But there are a hundred other method*
of proscription actual and virtual. There
is proscription in ?ducation ; thore is pro
Hcription in general legislation; there ii
proscription in taxes. Let tho presen I
regime, therefore, take the caution ol
Mr. Greeley. Let them be careful leal
they do not sow the soeds of future re
taliation, vengeance and bate. If thej
give us political Muriuses, political Syl
las will follow, when the wheel turns ant
fortunes change. Mr. Greeley is right
"There is a most excellent way," and i
wonld bo well for radicalism in tho Sou tl
"to pioneer it." Mr. Greeley is philo
BO pineal. "There is nothing better that
magnanimity." Mr. Greeley is no
wrong. Radicalism may "hold over b;
showing tbat 'theirs' is the higher ant
more humane civilization. " Wo say wit!
Mr. Grant, and echoed by Mr. Greeley
"let us have peace."
BUSINESS CARDS AND CIRCULARS.-A
the season is approaching for the nnnuu
travel and distribution of business card
and circulars, our merchants and other
will please give attention to the fact the
our job office is supplied with the best t
boards, of all colors, fine com m prc ii
note and other paper, and the very nev
est and most fashionable styles of type
thup enabling na to supply all of sue
A GOVERNOR IN DURANCE VILE.-Th
Floridian and Journal, of tba 12th, r<
ports Gov. Reed, of Florida, in custod
of tho sheriff of New York. It is no ut
to hold him, for that would only raak
placo for a worse man in the Lioutenuul
Governor. .Thu sheriff, however, at
cording to the lights before him, exoi
oised a wise discretion in locking up GUN
,, A BOYAL STRATAGEM.-It is now sui
thc Empress Eugenio was sent to Egyr
to get ber out of tbs way, HO that th
Emperor might arraugo for tho futui
regency of Prince Napoleon.
Do yo? suffer from Debility, or Lot
of Appetite? Uso "Solomons' Strungtl
cuing and Invigorating Bitters." 013
Tho Subject of Immigration-Thr> He
p?rt Adopted Ira tho Ir?olavUlc Con?
Tho following WM i he report on Ibis
subj oct adopted in tho , Louisville Con?
vention. Wo invito attention to the
"The population of the whole country
was, according to the first cenaos in
1790, nearly equally divided between the
North and the South. According to the
deasns of I860, the population of the two
sections was: North, 19,369,182; South,
12,048,149. This shows that of tho emi?
grants aud their descendants who bad
como into the country during the soven
ty years from ?790 to 1860, and were
then living, 7,821.033 more bad settled
in the North than had settled in tho
Mouth. According to estimates mudo,
every foreign immigrant who settles in
the country adds 01,500 to the national
wealth; but, to be clearly within (he
limits, your committee will assume it to
bo 8500 por head. The industrial capital
of tho North over and above the South,
from immigration alone, hos thus been
incronsod by this enormous sum. Tho
North has outstripped the South in tho
struggle for mineral wealth. Tho object
of your committee is to deviso m eau s
which may enable the South to partici?
pate in the advantages of immigration.
Most, if not all, the Southern States,
since tho war, have adopted measures for
the encouragement of foreign immigra?
tion. Those measures have not been at?
tended with mach sucooss. The emigrat?
ing class of Europe is wholly uninformed
with regard to tho Southern States, aud
is from ignorance, and, in some mea?
sure, misinformation, greatly #>rej ntl iced
against them. Ignorance most be dis?
pelled, and the prejudices romoyed-and
the prejudices against the Southern
States apply with equal force to all.
This obstucle should be removed. An
impression prevails that the climate of
the South is unsuited to the white man.
Earopo has heard of the parallel o?'36
degrees and 30 minutos as a dividing line
between black and white labor in Ameri?
ca. Spain, Italy, Barbary, Egypt and
Asia Minor, which lie South of this Une,
and aro within the same parallels of lati?
tude which include tho Southern States,
aro inhabited by races haviug tanned or
black skins. From ?his it is inferred
that the climate of the Southern States
is unsuited to the Teuton. So long us
these hurtful prejudices exist, the emi?
grating stream of Germans, Swedes,
Norwegians, Britons and Danes will
never flow into the Southern States.
Tho removal of these prejudices can best
be accomplished by a united effort. The
plan contemplates State organizations
for tho encouragement of immigration.
Tho committee propose that this conven?
tion appoint a general agent of immi?
gration ; that the States be requested to
appropriate a sum, to be placed in the
hands of the general agent, to be used
in preparing, publishing, translating,
and circulating gratuitously among the
emigrating classes, a report showing the
physical geography of the States adopt?
ing this plan, their individual resources,
the special advantages which they offer
the emigrant, and other necessary in?
formation. In reference to coolie labor,
the committeo said the importation of
Okiuamcu and othor Asiatic labor does
not require the menus suggested in the
report. What could be accomplished by
separate State and private organizations?
Tho futuro may develop tho necessity of
using the means in Asia now suggested
in the report; therefore,
Resolved, First, that this convention
concur in the foregoing report; second,
that tho great learning and deservedly
high reputation at home and abroad of
Commodore Matthew F. Maury emi?
nently fit him for tbe discbarge of the
duties hereinbefore designated, and that
tbis convention recommend him to the
several States for the post of general
ugent of immigration; third, that this
convention earnestly recommends the
foregoing report to the various States
herein represented, and especially those
of the South and South-west, for adop?
tion by their respective Legislatures;
fourth, that the President of this con?
vention forward to tbe President of tho
Senate and the Speaker of the House of
each of the suid States a copy of tins re?
port und resolutions, for such action as
to them may seem advisable.
HEART-RENDING DEATH OF A BMDE.
A very painful aocident, resulting in
death, occurred near Iliiopolis, III., on
Friday evening. Mrs. Fannie Capp, i
wife of Benjamin Capp, a farmer, was
visiting at the house of her brother-in
law, and in tho evening she, in company
with her sister, went ont to saddle np
ber horse, which was bitched to the fence
with a rope halter, and having a kind of
slip noose on the end, through which
sho put her hand for tbe purpose of hold?
ing tbe horse while putting on tho bridle.
Not holding his hend high enough, sho
gave the horse a slap, which caused him
to raise his head suddenly, thus tighten?
ing tbe rope around tho wrist of Mrs.
Capp. At the same timo, something oc?
curred to frighten him, and ho darted
off on a run, dragging tho unfortunate
lady with him for nearly half a mile,
through a young vineyard aud a corn
field, to a gate, wbero be stopped, it being
necessary to pass through it to get to the
main road. When fonud by her brother
in-law and another man, Mrs. Capp was
deud, her neck broken, and her head and
body terribly bruised and out, horolotbes
nearly all torn from her body, her long
and beautiful hair completely matted
with cockle burs, weeds, ko. Mr*. Capp
was about eighteon years of age, haviug
boen married only about two mouthe.
Tho Methodist Parsonngo at Bamberg,
S. C.. was destroyed by tire on Monday
of last week. It originated in the kitch?
en, occupied by a .colored man and his
wife, and was tbe result of oarlessnees.
If you aro au Invalid, and wish a Re
storer and Iuvigorator, "Use Solomons'
St i :- ngt noning aud InvigorutingBitters.'
Proccodii?gfl of Council.
COLUMBIA* October 19 1869.
rrosont-His Honor the Mayor; Aldermen
Agnew, Batea, Geiger. Hope, Hussung,
?bields, Walter and Waring. *'
The minut?e of the lastregular mooting wore
read and approved.
A petition waa prevented by Mesara. Toser
A Wells, praying that Council would grant
them pormiesion to erect a eteam engine, for
the pnrpoao of ginning cotton, on the lot owned
by tho ?state, bounded by Richardson, Lumber,
Sumter and Upper streets, recommended by
sundry citizens ia the neighborhood. A peti?
tion, signed by other citizens in tho sarao lo
oality, waa presented, praying that Council
would not grant tho shevo petition, on the
ground that its proximity would endanger
Tho above petitions wero referred to the
Committee on StreetB.
A petition was presented by the public
weighers of the city, praying "that Council
would furnish a pair o? cotton scales, to bo
placed at tho Columbia Depot of the Charlotte,
Columbia and Augusta Railroad.
Alderman Hope offered tho following resolu?
tion; which woe adopted:
Resolved, That tho Clork of Council is here?
by authorized to procuro a pair of acales,
to bo placed at tho Charlotte Railroad Depot,
for woighing cotton at that point.
Petitions Irora Franklin A PavHingcr, for
tavern license, and from Wells A Caldwell, for
quart license to retail spirituous liquors, woro
presented, and referred to tho Committee un
A petition, signed by sundry citizens, pray?
ing that Council would not grant tho applica?
tion of Messrs. Franklin A t'aysinger for
tavern license, to hu located in tho building
known as tho Lamer House, was also present"
cd, and referred to tho samo Committee.
Au account of Shields ,Y Olaso, against the
Water Works Department, waB presented, and
referred to tho Committee on Accounts.
His Honor tho Mayor made the following re?
Tb the Members of the City Council.
Qr," TLEMKN: Accordiug to a resolution passed
at your last meeting, I havo entered into a
contract on behalf of the city, with the Presi?
dent of the Columbia Gas Company, to light
Richardson street from Gervsia to Laurel
street, with three lamps on each square, mak?
ing a total of eighteen lamps, at a cost of four
dollars for each lamp per month-nay forty
eight dollars per year, being a total of $864 per
annum; tho lamps to bo famished by thu city;
which will iuoroauo tile oo?t for tho Urat year
to $1,114, thereafter at tho sum abovo men?
tioned. Tho company plating the posts and
lamps in proper order; aJao, to light and ex?
tinguish the same. Respectfully submit ed,
JOHN MCKENZIE, Mayor.
Tho abovo report was received and adopted.
The Committee of Ways and Moans reported
tho monthly reporte of the City Clerk for Au?
gust and September aa being correct. Concur?
Tho Committee on Accounts roportod tho
following accounts as being correct, sud re?
commended their payment: E. A G. D. Hope,
Alms Houso, 1251 OS; Oitv Hospital, ?130 19;
J M. Dont, Alms Houso, $18 80; City Hospital,
$27 20; C. Hamberg, Alma House, $5; Guard
House, $20; M. L. Rower, Alms House, $79; E.
D. Gilmore, $85.05; and Riobard Allen, $40;
Strset Department, A. Y. boo, for survey, $5:
Kirkwood A Co., printing, $35. Report received
The Committee on Market reported tho
monthly reports of tho Clerk of the Market for
August and September aa being correct. Con?
The same Committeo also submitted tho fol?
lowing report: The Committee on Market, to
whom was referred the resolution to inquire
into tho probable cost of wood and iron posts
around the market, would respectfully n port
that they And ti.at iron posts will cost $6 25
oaob, and wood posts about $2 25 each. After
a thorough examination of tho present posta,
your commitree ?re of the impression that, by
the substitution of three or four now ones, the
present ponts will answer for several yearn;
and, therefore, recommend that no other
chango bo mado. Report recoived and adopted.
The Committeo on Guard House and Police
roportcd tho monthly reports of the Chief ot
Police for August and September as hoing cor?
rect. Concurred in.
Tho Caramittoo on Water Works presented
tho fallowing report:
The Committeo on Water Works, to whom
was referred tho petition of Mr. W. K. Roso,
with powor to sot on said petition, deem it ex?
pedient ttl submit tho roport of the Superin?
tendent of Water Worke, as tn tho probable
cost of the work required. [The estimate was
hero read, showing tho cost of ? aid work would
be about $1,167 ] In view of thu great neces?
sity for a supply of water for tho protection of
property in that vicinitv from fire, and that
other property -holders will uso the water, your
Committee would ask for an appropriation of
$ to have tho work done.
Alderman Wulter moved that the blank bc
tilled by inserting $1,200, if ao much bo neces?
sary; which waa carried. The report as amend?
ed waa thon rcciivod and adoptod.
Tho Committeo on Licenses submitted a re?
port, recommending that license to retail spi?
rituous liquors bo grauted following persons:
Tavern License-1. Griesuaber, Charlea Brown
and Ferguson A Ingles. Quart License-Ri?
chard Allen. Also, a licenao to keep a billiard
table to Ferguson A Ingles. Report received
The petition of A. J. Campbell for permission
to erect a blacksmith shop on thu corner of
Blanding and Bull streets-laid over from last
meeting-waa, on motion, laid on tho tublo.
A bill, entitled an ordinance to amend HU or?
dinance, entitled "An Ordinance regulating
tho setting up of steam engines and manufac?
tories in tho city of Columbia," recoived its
first reading and was laid over, under tho rule.
A bill, entitled an ordinance to amend an or?
dinance, entitled "An Ordinance to raiso sup?
plies for the year 1869," mceived ite first read?
ing aud was laid over, undor the rulo.
The following resolutions wore offerod and
By Alderman Shields-That the City Clerk
be instructed to advertise, in the usual form for
?00 cords pint? wood for Water Works Depart?
ment; bide to be handed in at next meeting of
By Alderman Walter-That tho Committee
on Fair Grounds and Buildings are hereby au?
thorized to carry out and complote the work
at present under their direction in time for thu
Fair. That tho Committeo on Stroute bo re?
quested to aid and assist with-tho street hands,
or such portion of them as can bo conveniently
spared from tho street work, for a short time
previous to tho loth of November, in preparing
and laying otit a course ur drive on Haid grounds
and that tho Streot Overseer, with tho cousent
anti approval of tho Committee on tit ree ts, sn
pone tend tho above -mentioned improvements
On motion, Council adjourned.
J. S. Mo il A HON, City Clork.
It is stated that the Pantin massacroof
tho '20lb of September, noar Paris, bas
produced a sousntion which bas extended
over Europe, and exceeded in interest all
other questions-even th? opening of the
Suez canal, the Spanish r?volution, and
Ooumenical Council. A wholo family,
consisting of father, mother, nnd six
children, were murdered. 50,000 per?
sons turned out to witness tho ploughing
np of tho field in which tho bodies of the
victims hud been found.
One of the orow of the steamer Cuba,
now dotained at Wilmington, N. C.,
jumped from the window of a house, in
that oil/, and was killed.
If ybu havo Dyspepsia, aid"Solomons'
Streu gt bout tig ana Invigorating Bittere. "
It is a certain cure. O?3 6
Parker Finsbury among the Sooth Ca?
rolina niggers bas bad an awful waking
np. He had supposed, na d ^ubt, that
they were "poor, bot respectable;" bot
he nas found them little better than the
barbarians of Dahomey-lazy, filthy,
whiskey-drinking, ignorant almost be?
yond belief and norribly demoralized in
every way. Pillsbury, however, has set
s good example to all his fellow-negro
worshipers of tho Wendell Phillips cote?
rie, in going down Sonth to see for him?
self bow far the ballot has elevated "the
national freedmen," for even Sumner
would learn something to his advantage
io a Southern exonrsion in search of
knowledge.-New York Herald.
DISASTROUS FIRE AT THE WARM
SPRINGS.-Loss $15,000.-A disastrous
fire occurred at the Warm (Springs, loca?
ted in Meriwether County, Georgia, somo
forty miles from Columbus, on Thursday
night. The property is owned by Col.
J. L. Mustian, of this city. Tho confla?
gration commenced early on tho evening
of Thursday, about 8 or 9 o'clock. It
originated in the sweepings from thc
kitchen, near the wood pile. Tho kitcbon
aud tho two-story betel were burned,
and thence the Hames were communi?
cated to tho ball room, which, at tho
close of the Reason, as is usual, was
filled with bedding, crockery, linen, A-c.
Between the baths and tho "castle" only
four houses aro left standing-tho two on
either sido next to tho hill. Nothing
above the hotel was injured. In all,
about twenty cabins--nearly all hand?
some one-story frame structures-were
burned. The heaviest loss is, however,
in furniture, bedding and hotel property.
A TRAGIC AFFAIR.-A correspondent of
the Wilmington (N. C.) Star, writing
from Lilesville, io that State, under date
of October ll, says:
A melancholy affair took place last
night in our neighborhood, and ono in?
volving a sad aud remarkable historv.
Moro thau two years ago. Christopher C.
Kirby, a man of excellent family and
oharaoter, but, unfortunately, addicted
to the use of liquor, and when under its
influence of ungovernable and violent
temper, became involved in a difficulty
which resulted in tho death cf Culvin
Ilaire. Kirby escaped, and nothing was
heard of him for many months, his fami?
ly and friends supposing him, if alive, to
be in Mexico. His wife and children
live nt his father-in-law'?; his Bisters and
cousin, a young gentleman named Benj.
Threadgill, occupy the house where he
Lute last night Throadgill heard some
one around the house, and, thinking it
to be a burglar, cautiously oponed the
door and walked into tho yard. In a fow
minutes the person appeared at the cor?
ner of the house, where ho was hailed
and ordered to hal*., by Threadgill, who
demanded bis business. No reply was
made, but Threadgill distinctly heard the
clicking of a pistol lock, and than, as tho
mun commenced to advance, be fired.
Then, for tho first time, tho stranger
spoke, saying, "You have killed Kit!"
And so it wns. He spoko no other
word, but died-shot through the heart
-ia a few seconds, in the arms of
Threadgill, and holding in his hands the
A Mrs. Fleming, living near Columbus,
Ga., has been arrested, obarged with
poisoning her husband, R. H. Fleming.
The Charleston Academy of Music is
to be the title of the new Opera House.
Do you want an Appetite? Use Solo
mous' Bitters-greatest tonio of the age.
G BET HAIRS, BEGONE.-TUTT'S IM?
PROVED LIQUID HAIR DTE is a perfect
wonder. By its use the old becomes
young again. It convorbs the grey bead
into a beautiful black or brown. It im?
parts a natural color to tho grizzly mos?
tacho and whiskers, and gives to the
hair and beard a softness and gloss, that
tho young beaux might envy. 016 G
THE SECRET OE BEAUTY lies in tho uso
of Hagan's MAGNOLIA BALM for the com?
Roughness, Bednoss, Blotches, Sun?
burn, Freckles and Tau disappear where
it is applied, aud a beautiful complexion
of pore, satin-like toxture is obtained.
The plainest features are mado to glow
with healthful bloom aud youthful beauty.
Bemember Hagan's MAONOL?A BALM is
thu thing that produces these effects, nod
any lady can secure it for 75 oents at any
of our stores.
To preserve and dross tho hair uso
Lyon's Kathairon. 017J13
And When Abraham and the people
beheld the wonderful cures which wero
produced by this drink, Abraham said,
'My ch i ld rou must not suffer; give mo,
thy drink to drink, und I will give it a
And so Abraham drank, and said there
ivas nothing like it, even iu Sungamon
County; that it was bittor to tho lips,
bnt good for tho stomach; and because
there were bitter times in fighting the
masters of tho plantations, it shull bel
forever called PLANTATION BITTERS; and'
io it hos been.
And the wonderful work which it lins
performed is witnessed nt this day iu
ivory town, parish, villngo and hamlet
throughout all tho world.
And he said, "Let it be proclaimod
throughout the length and breadth of
ibo laud, from the valleys and mountain?
tops, that all who suttor from fevers, dys?
pepsia, weakness, loss of appetite, ner?
vous headache and mental despondency,
viii find relief through the PLANTATION
BITTERS. They add tone to tho sto?
mach, and brilliancy to the mind, of
which I, O people, am a living example."
MAGNOLIA WATEB.-^-Suporior to tho
jest imported German Cologne, and sold
kt half the pri?e. O10J3
Hioo Al Items.
WKDDINO GARDS AXD EN VE nor KS.-A
lol Of wtiddiug cards aud onvolopes, of
latest stylos, bas just been received;
which will be printed In imitation of en?
graving, and at less than one-tenth tho
cost. Gall and see specimens at PHOZNIX
TUE CONSOLIDATION oy TH? PIEDMONT
AND AKLINOTON LIFE INSDUANCE COMPA?
NIES.-"In union thero is strength."
From the advertisement in tbis day's
issue, it will bo seen that the Piedmont
and Arlington Companies have been con?
solidated. The language of tho adver?
tisement detnils tho advantages of this
consolidation. No right of old policy?
holders is nffectod. On tho contrary,
they havo increased advantages and addi?
tional security. Wo have no hesitation
in saying that this consolidation should
largely incroaso tho popularity of this
popular company. We repeat our good
word for the Piedmont and Arlington,
and submit its claims to an appreciative,
intelligent and patriotic public.
TUE ArrnoAcniNo STATE FAIR.-Wo
hope that our friends of the Stato press
will not fail to keep this matter promi?
nently before their readers. Wo expect
to have a grand gatboring hero on tho
occasion of the Fair. We believe that
Columbia enters fully into the spirit of
the occasion. Her municipal authorities
will do their part. The citizens general?
ly will do theirs. Let ns have an indus?
trial exhibition that will give the pro?
mise of brighter and better times. Let
every part of the State do its part. Lot
every CourrVy sends its contributions,
personal and material. The field to
which we invite the good people of the
State is not the field of political excite?
ment, bnt the field of generous and use?
ful rivalry in the line of industrial de?
velopment. The question is, now, who
is doing most service in the oause of
agriculture, and manufactures, and me?
chanics, and industry in general. Other
States are to have their Fairs, or have
had them. Let South Carolina not be
found iu the roar. Let her join the
grand industrial columna of the great
army of the country's workors. She has
made her mark in war, and received her
blows. Let her now make her mark in
pence, and receive its gentle, usefnl and
refreshing fruits. We learn that a ball
and a grand tournament are among tho
incidents to bo expected in connection
with the Fair in November next. We
expect soon to have an abundant supply !
of the premium lists, now in demand, j
THE CoiiUMUiA CANAI?.-As we aro not
in the confidence of the "powers that
be," wo are unable to state tho case accu?
rately in regard to Mr. Spraguo aud the
Columbia Canal. But this wo do know,
that Mr. Spragne or his agents have
failed to begin work on the improvement
of tho canul water power, as agreed. By
tho 1st October, 1869, it was said that
his agents would "break dirt," but this
has not been done. The silence on tho
canal is unbroken by tho Irish voices that
we were to hear and by the shovels, picks
and spades that Irish bauds were to
wield. Why Mr. Spragne has thus failed
to "como to time," no explanation, thus
fur, has been vouchsafed by the commis?
sioners, who now aro Gov. Scott and
Charles Wilder, tho colored postmaster
R. N. Lewis, the other member of the
Board, having died. An explanation is
duo to tho people of Columbia and to the
interests of Columbia. Not only bocause
this is a matter in whioh all tho eitizens
are interested, but for the still stronger
reason that if Mr. Spraguo doos not in?
tend to do tho work contracted for, there
doubtless uro other capitalists in tho
North who have tho means nnd the incli?
nation so to do. When tho contract was
awarded, by Messrs. Scott, Lewis and
Wilder, to Mr. Sprague's agent, it was
understood that Cols. Gibbes, Childs und
Palmer, ou tho part of some party or
parties in Philadelphia, mado an equally
and perhaps more advantageous offer
than tho ono that the commissioners ac?
cepted. If, now, this bo correct, and we
believo it to bo correct, it is obligatory
upon the commissioners to not promptly.
If Mr. Sprague's agent has failed to come
up to the terms of the contract, let other
Northern or Southern or Eastern or
Western capitalists have a showing. The
people of Columbia, of course, caro not
! a straw who does the work. They want
I it done promptly and well; bat it mat
I tors not to them who undertakes it, pro?
vided ho has ?ho mcaus, the energy, the
senso and tho will. Let tho oommission
' ers inform tho pnblio what the state of
I tho coso is. It is duo to the public that
! the information bo given. If Mr.
! Sprague's agent has beeu unavoidably or
excusably delayed and intends yet to
prosecute his work, wo shall have no cri
ticism to make. If he has abandoned
' the work, we say that tho field should be
I opened to tho country.
Wo understand that a special messen?
ger from the Governor of Georgia, ar?
rived in this oity yesterday, with a requi?
sition on Governor Scott for the delivery
of Robert Cunningham alias Kernighan,
accused of the murder of Albert G. Ruf
fm, at Augusta, at the last State election.
MAIL ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
and Western mails are open for delivery
at lp. m. ; closed at 11.30 a. m. Charles?
ton (day) and Greenville open at 5.30 p.
m.; dosed at 8.30 p. m. Charleston
night mail open nt 8.30 a. m. ; closed at
4.15 p. m. On Sunday, the post office is
open from 1 to 2 p. m.
A REAL CONVENIENCE.-Messrs. Duffie
& Chapman havo for sale a little work,
by Jabez Chapman, entitled "Jenkins'
Handy Lexicon," on tho basis of tho vest
pockot lexicon; a dictionary of all except
familiar words, including tho principal
scientific and technical terms, and foreign
weights and measures. It will prove a
useful addition to tho desk of tho mer?
chant and businessman. Claxton, Rein?
sen Sc Haffelfingor, 819 and 821 Murket
street, Philadelphia, are tho publishers.
To MANUFACTURERS.-We desire to
give a detailed account of,all the manu?
facturing done in Colombia and ita vici?
nity. We therefore desire to get 'the
necessary in format)' ii AU parties, there?
fore, engaged in any dopartment of ma?
nufactures in Columbia and its vicinity,
are requested to sond to ns, at an early
day, a statement of their business,1 in a
general way. 1. Tho name of thc. es?
tablishment. 2. The articles made. 3.
The number of employees, &c, Ac. Oar
notice is designed to embrace all the! de?
partments of manufacturing, high ns
well as humble. Wo want to know what
Columbia is doing, in order to find ont
What more she ought to do. We ask for
a prompt response.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, October 20.-Colum?
bia Hotel.-Jae. H. Taylor, E. Gbtier, N.
A. Damon, Thos, H. Svmmes, W, D.
Kennedy, Cbarlestou; C. W. Lane. Mil
lodgoville, Ga. ; L. Cohen, N. Fed??rljn,
New York; T. N. Adams, Mrs. 0.'"W.
Davis, E. McC. Clarkson, W. W. White,
J. G. Adams, J. R. Adam?, Richland;
W. H. Gardner, Sumter; Wm. Pettis,
Georgia, J. W. Sexon and lady, T. A.
H. Cones, Richmond; W. P. McCullough,
W. B. McCullough, Williamsburg; N. F.
Byunm, Kingsvihe; O. M. Saddler, S.
C.; E. M. McIntosh. Society Hill; J. S.
Bates, Richland: D. Wyatt Aiken, Abbe?
ville; E. H. Hamilton, Williamston; M.
M. Gaines, Mrs. Col. P. L. Gaines,
nurse and twu children, Savannah; J. L.
G all man, Pomaria; J. S. Wiley, Spar
tanburg; H. B. Fant, S. C.
National Hotel.-R. W. Tucker, city;
W. W. Gilreath, S. Stradley, Greenville;
S. L. Jones, Abbeville; J. W. Hawga
book, Montezuma, Ga. ; Miss S. E. Mun?
ro, Albany. Ga. ; M. D. Irby, Philadel?
phia; J. E. Mendenhall, Newberry; R.
H. Maynard, Mt. Euor, Edgefield; Mrs.
j O. B. Rice, Abbeville; Jamos B. Tolli
son, Gowdeyville; K. C. Townson, Va.;
R. R. Tucker, Nashville; C. C. Perry,
Macon; C. D. Boyles, Atlanta; H. K.
Watson, Tohila, Ala.; P. H. Ellis, Ellis?
Nickerson House.-John Julius Guth?
rie, Jr., C. Mantz, Baltimore; J. S. Bean,
Augusta; T. J. Cureton, Lancaster; C.
L. Bartlett, New Orloana; J. W. Trow?
bridge, W. D. Mars, Abbeville; Mrs. C.
Y. Baker and niece, Master T. Massie,
John W. Hardey, Spartanburg; P. Coo
nan, Charlotte; G. P. Hoffman, Doko;
W. W. Russell. Rock Hill; Wm. Pettis,
Georgia; B. T. Pressley, Chester; Mr.
and Mrs. Wm. J. Etter and daughter,
Philadelphia; Rev. John L. Gerardeau,
Charleston; Rev. J. D. A. Brown, Flo?
rence; Rev. J. W. P. Otts, Columbia,
Teun.; George W. Connor, Cokesbury;
Samuel H. Adams, Gillisonville; Jas. B.
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is
called to the following advertisements,
published the first time this morning:
S. L. Leaphart-Life Insurance.
P. Cantwell-Goshen Botter.
T. J. AH. M. Gibson-Corn Whiskey.
Tozor Sc Wells-To Cotton Planters.
Bryan Sc McCarter-New Books.
J. S. McMahon-To Grocers, ?co.
Daniel Horlbeck-Bankrnpt Notice.
Solomons' Bitters, an Antidoto to Ma?
laria, prepared by A. A. Solomons Sc Co.,
druggists, Savannah, Ga. OIS G
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North and Sooth, wherever introduced,
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