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Friday Moroin*. January 7^
RR DU CITION iH PBICB-CJiitmncmo.
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matter than any other family papei
lished in the South-tl?., ^...j-."
eolumus, printed in clear type,
filled- with original aa well aa ael<
matter-editorials, correspondence, ge|
ral news, markets, telegrams, int
ing stories, sketches, poet?ry? .
columns are nowgraoed by a
entertaining nouvelletle,. $be prodc
of a lady of this city, and which '
>. ? ??>??T
been pronounced by disinterested ci
as equal to the very best of ?'I
Harland's" works. Thia story is en\
"Orkney, or the Fortunes of Juliet ?
bum-a talo of the Palmetto State," nd
will mn through about twenty num1 *s
o? the "GLEANER." AS we are desiias
of introducing the paper-which \??[
every family in the State, we have"f4|ij
termined to rednce the yearly subsi?p
tiou price, as follows-payable, in^f
eases, in advance: Single copy sate;
tea copies, (to one post office,) $j
twenty copies $45.00; fifty copies^
Tho GLEANER and the "Bural
niau"-tho popular agricultural mc
- will be furnished, for ono ye
four dollars. Address orders to Pi
and GLEANER Offioe, Columbia, S.
. ? THE POSSIBLE FUTURE OF '
A writer in the Nineteenth Century\
January, 1870, gives an artiole on
POSSIBLE FUTURE OP
takes the. ? mfl i hat tne prosperit
nation depends upon its WEATATH.
its wealth, he argues, there will
power,1, enlightenment and morality,
from these attributes it will resuKf
the nation will be /?onoreciand/ree.
propositions we regard, in the mainst?
reet, and our readers will recognizje in |
them views that we have all along m?n
tained. We have taken the ground bat
industrial development is the great w-rk
before us. We want, before we die, to
see the South re-established, and we [tel
that to aid in this achievement is he
paramount duty that devolves upon
citizen. We do not ignore
we hold politics to be the means
end that we should keep steadily
-this end being the raising np
prostrate section. We egree, thei
with the author of "The Possible!
of the South." The Sonth has it
power to achieve a great future..
must not be unmindful of the
whereby this is to be attained,
wealth that will give it power an<|
lightenment, and power and inteUige
and virtue will give it independence, !
independence will bring in its
peace, prosperity, and plenty,
country may play an important pt,
the future of the world. Let the Soith
take caro that it shall have its shave in
moulding the future-in directing ho
vast energies of this oontinent.
Il ad lea 11* tn vs. the Bible,
To THE EDITOR OF THE PHCENIX:
our peoplo fully realized what Magist
Mishaw-the orator of .Emaucij:
Day iu Charlestion-said about religil
The roportor of the Republican, speaki,
of M i shu w's oration, says: "He bl
so-called roligion for much of
wrong that has been inflicted on
African." If this does not mean to ii
mate that the missionary labors of
Christian churches have been an oppr^
sive wrong to the colored race, wht|
does it menu? What does Daddy 0>n
think of it? ALL RIGHT.
Tho Cincinnati Gazette, a Republic; u
sheet, speaks as follows of the action >f I
tho South Carolina L?gislature relatif
to tho Stale bonds:
Tho South Carolina Legislature hts
astonished the world by an act of ho*
csty, in resolving that the interest on
State bonds shall be paid in gold,
act of integrity by a State strug
with war's ruin, puts to shame the
Northern Statos, who promptly av*?
themselves of tho paper legal tender ?
pay debts contracted in gold-albeit, ia
aro now recjuired to believe it wrong 0
uso this lawful monoy to pay the nation
debt, which was specifically contrac
in it. Bnt virtue is ever its own row
and in South Carolina, as in Cong
lost year, the best way to bolster np
pubho credit, is to interest the right L
sons in it. South Carolina has bad t
bonofit of Northern counsels. And t
children of the North are wiser in t
generation than the children of
Sooth.. After .?he .Statut*?*? Uoen
reccraBtrhoiea, it came about that ?
had moneyin tho treasury, raised thron
much tribulation, to pay tho interest
her bonds, whioh through a long in?,
mission of this oeremony, had sunk to
low price. But before this fact wi
made public, the virtuous few had I
opportunity to buy the bonds. Then
resumption of payment of interest wi,
announced, and tho bonds rose much it,
value. But it appears that the reward
of virtue was notenongh; so now, an
other lift has been given by declaring
payment in gold. In all this, official
virtue walks hand in hand with a patti*
otic regard for the public faith, and thus
secures both honor and profit.
I STATK LKOTStjATTJRIB. " "
TUUESDAY, January 6, 187a
The Sentie mei ai 12 m., FreoMent pre
? frm. Montgomery in the Chaffe, jv
The following petition? were ?proaen ted
and referred : Of sundry oitizejfe <pf Beau;?;
ut Cuuuljr, IO?B?TB Luthe ppsaage of a
btU to provide for the formation ?R? new
Gbonty, to be called the County of Ooo
sawhatohie. Of sundry oitizona of Boau
Jnrt County, praying legislation to pro?
nto a remedy for illegal trafilo in cotton.
A communication from the Com mi s
oioners of Beaufort County, relative to
furnishing suitable buildings for County
purposes, was read and referred.
" A'Joint resolution to authorize the
Commissioners of the County of Wil?
liamsburg to levy a special tax of two
mills on Ute dollar for the purpose of
building a jail, and for other purposes,
w?s read and referred,
t, ?Mr. Ardisjx???od?K>OU M -neuu-uie ?nd
?n^liitfons ?Ehfti i aa; tb? Oomptroller
FO raeraVs report shows that millions of
idl liars belonging to this State are in the
hands cf H. H. Eimpton, Finanoiai
Agent cf tho State, the Committee on
Finance bo authorized to inquire and re?
port wont amount of security, if any, ie
deposited by the said finanoiai agent, to
secure tho State; which was laid over.
Mr. Nash introduced a bill to regulate
tho uumbor of jurors who may be chal?
lenged personally in all cases of felony.
Boad and referred.
I Notioes were given of bills to repeal
an Act entitled an Acttoseonre advance?
lor agricultural purposes, passed 20th ol
September, 1866; to incorporate Pori
Royal Improvement Company; to incor
porate Port Royal Dook and Warehouse
Company ; to authorize enrollment taxes
to charter tho Lexington and Newberry
Bills, by Mr. Rainey, to regulate th<
manner of Belling lands at public sales
waa read and referred; by Mr. Lunney
to incorporate the town of Florence, wai
read and referred.
Mr. Lunney introduced a bill to au
thorizo the County Commissioners o
Darlington County to levy a speoial ta:
.1er the construction of a Court Rouse
A message was received from the Go
vernor, that ho had approved and signo*
tfco following Acta: An Act entitled "Ai
Act consenting to the sale of certaii
lands to the United States, and cedinj
jurisdiction thereof;" bill to repeal ai
Act organising townships; bill to amen
lui Act concerning townships.
Tho following bills were read the seoom
tune and ordered to be engrossed : To in
corporate the Vigilant Fire Engine Com
fr, of Columbia; DeKalb and Wa tere
Engine Companies, of Camden ; t
rporate town of Chesterfield ; to gran
-tain lot of land to the ZionBaptif
rob, of Columbia, S. C. Tho latte
was so amended that the Commissionei
appointed to lay ont said lot, Ac, sha
bo paid their per diem.
j Mr. Arnim introduced a bill to reuev
amend and alter the charters of certai
towns and villages therein mentione<
Read and referred.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 m. Spenk<
Moses in the Chair.
, Leave of absence was granted tho fa
lowing members: Thos. A. Sullivan, V
W. Waller, W. R. Stuart, P. J. O'Coi
niel, J. W. Meade and Wm. C. Collins.
i The accounts of Elizabeth Was!
ingtou, Jas. M. Allen, W. R. James ar
Ju F. Spearman, were referred.
A joint resolution to empower tl
County Commissioners of Kershaw
levy an additional tax of two-tenths ol
??U for County purposes, was referred
f?o much of the presentment of tl
grand jory of Lexington County f
December Term of the Court, r ela til
to the Senator and Representatives
said County, was read and referred.
j Notice was given of a bill to incorp
rate the Edgefield Agricultural Society
1 1 A bili to incorporate the Columbia t
Company, read and ordered to be e
: A bill to incorporate the Plante
Mining and Manufacturing Compati
\ as laid upon the table.
? The enacting clause of a bill to reg
late the . sale of cotton, was, after mu
discussion-participated in by Ferib
Tomlinson, DeLurge, Chestnut, Jami
Wilder, Perrin and Whipper-strick
ont, by a vote of 62 yeas to 2 nays.
: A message was received from the C
vernor, informing the Hooso that he h
approved and signed bills to renew t
charter of the Columbia Hebrew Bene'
lent Society; to appoint a physician
the Charleston Jail and Magazine Gui
Sd for other purposes; to in cor pori
, e Ashley Bridge Company, of Charl
ton; a joint resolution to authorize 1
State Auditor and County Comm
stoners to levy certain taxes and
THB UNITED STATES COUHT-H<
Geo. S. Bryan, presiding.
?*^"IN BANKRUPTCY.-Ex parte J.
2aylo, in re T. J. Worhan. Petition
ll real estate. Referred to W. J, Ch
Ex parte J. T. Houston, in re J. ]
venport. Petition to establish lien. 1
ferred to W. J. Clawson.
Ex parle R. R. Grigsby, of Edgefit
and Jas. L. Davis, of Barnwell. P
tions for final discharge. Granted.
Ex porte Wm. Maddox, creditor, it
Jv M. Vanaron. Petition to set up li
and order of sale issued.
Petitions of W. L. Brown and A.
Floyd, for final discharge, were refer
to W. J. Clawson.
Ex parte V. J. Tobias, in re TL
Bonnell. Report of sales confirmed.
Ex parte J. B. Sarroft. Petition tc
compensated for lands taken by
Secretary of War. Notice served li?
the District Attorney.
IN THE DISTRICT COURT.-Tho gn
jorv returned no bill against W. B. Ry
indicted for carrying on business as a
tionccr, without a license.
In the ouse of the United States
A G. Mackey, the Court resumed
bearing of the evidenoe, and was so
3ppiod until the hour of adjournment
ACCIDENTAL DmOHAROE OF A GlJN.
Thursday last, whilst Masters Wi
Townes, son of Col. Townes, Elias ]
Bee, son of Alex MeBee, Esq., and ot
boys wore returning from a hunting
aursion, tho gun of the second nam
WAH accidentally discharged, tho conti
lodging in the back of tue left ehoul
of Willie Townes, inflicting a sei
wound, Homo fifty shot entering,
wound was dressed by Dr. Marshall, i
the patient is showing improvement.
\ "I can marry any girl I please," sa
young fellow, boaStingly. "Very tn
replied his waggish oompanion-'
you can't please any."
f ' 'fr ll I I W fl I M,', ll I -<*?
ABBTVAII OF CUBANS- THEIR STBAHBB
M S MUBO BT THB UMXTBD STATES MAR?
SHAL ABD THR PASSBNQBBS OBDBBBD
nSS3N ^sjri^sto^s^osae into our
harbor and attracted but little attention.
Shd reported that abo had boen drivan
in by a stress of. weather, and desired io
coal before proceeding on ber voyage to
Nassau. This was easily accomplished,
and the Annie was fully prepared to leave
the next day when Captain Somers, the
commanding officer, applied to the cus?
tom house for a clearance. He was told
that there would be no difficulty, but
later in the day Collector Clark sent for
the Captain and demanded his papers, i
On repairing to tho custom house, he ,
found tho Collector and the Spanish i
Consul. Tho former said that ho would i
be compelled to detain the vessel for a 1
breach ot the neutrality taws. The
Captain protested against this detention,
and showed his clearanco from New
York, signed and attested by tho Col?
lector and United States Marshal. Col?
lector Clark Bsid that they did not know
their business, or they would not have
given a clearauco. The Spanish Consul
ad made a complaint and he was bound <
to respect it. Captaiu Somers finding it
difficult to obtain his papers, left. i
The harbor master, with Lieutenant
L. M Keene, of tho rovenuo cutter, ex- <
amined the Annie thoroughly tho same
afternoon, and reported that everything ,
was right and sho could not he held.
Collector Clark, on hearing this state- ;
ment, decided that he could not detain
the vessel, but would fine her $500 for ;
not having a "synopsis" and for carrying
more passengers than her tonuage ni- ;
lowed, (72 tons, new measurement.) The
Captain was told that the vessel would <
be released on tho payment of this fino,
and he was about to mcot tho demand, '
when he learned that tho Annie had been -
seized by tho United States Marshal.
This officer immediately put four depu?
ties on board, and told the passengers
that they must leavo tho boat and seek '
for lodgings elsewhere. There was not
much time granted, and in a few mo- ,
monta baggage was packed, and twonty- <
eight Cubans, headed by Colonel W. C.
Ryan, well known ns an ardent Cuban <
sympathizer, proceeded to tho Pavilion
Hotel. Rooms were assigned thom, and ,
they aro now awaiting the release of their
Colonel Ryan, who is tho leader of the ,
little party, is a young mau of sharp fea?
tures, long hair and a general appear- (
ance of cool daring, bordering on mero
recklessness. Among the party are seve?
ral Cubans of noto, who desired te re- i
turn to the Ever-Faithful Isle via Nassau.
O. C?spedes, a eon of the Coban Presi- j
dent, and Francis I. Cisneros, a brother ?
of the Vico-Presidont of tho Junta, aro
of the number. Very few of tho passen- j
gers can speak English, and they nil look
like men of culturo and refinement. <
From a conversation with the party, j
we learu that the Annie left her dock at ?
Williamsburg, N. Y., on Wednesday, De?
cember 29th, at half-past 10 a. m. Tho
United States Marshal and revenue offi?
cer examined the vessel carefully, and
gave her proper olearanco papors, stay?
ing on board until tho ropes were cast
loose. Three of tho crew left an hour
after sailing. Whilo rounding Cape
Hatteras, on Saturday, tho Annie en?
countered a terrible storm that drove her
out of her course, and for forty hours no
distance was made. As the coal was ex?
hausted, it was determined to mako thc
nearest port to obtain a supply, and
Charleston was sighted about 3 p. m. on
In the different searches that have been
made on board the Annio since her arri?
val, it became evident that there was no
armament of any character concealed,
and as the case has been placed in the
bauds of Messrs. Simon ton & Barkor for
prosecution, it may bo heard at an early
day, and the vessel released. Each of
the tweuty-oight Cubans havo a receipt
for thirty dollars paid as passage money,
and the whole bearing of the caso shows
that the detention of the boat is of ques?
The Annie is now lying at the govern?
ment wharf under tho survoillar.ee of the
United State s Marshal.
[Charleston News, Cth.
THE BYRON BUSINESS--A NEW SOLU?
TION OF THE MYSTERY.-An entirely new
solution of the Byron mystery is fur?
nished by a writer in the Madras Mail,
who says that "bis father had it from
one of Lord Byron's most intimate
frionds." According to this lively cor?
responded, whoso story wo find in the
Echo, "Lord Byron, was, in a sense, a
Incredible as the thing may seem to
the thoughtless, the handsomest man in
England had a small tail, a pair of rudi?
mentary horns, and short, squab feet, di?
vided forwards from the instep into two
parts, instead of being furnished with
toes. Before he was born his mother
had been once greatly terrified by seeing,
when in a vory delicate state of health,
the celebrated picture of Satan Spurned,
in the gallery at La Haye, and the result
had been the fashioning of her child to
some extent after the monstrous form of
which tho Bight caused her alarm, and of
which the continuous recollection could
not be effaced by any means known to
her physicians. At tho time of her con?
finement it was at first suggested that j
tho monstrosity should not be .suffered
to live, but tho child's body, ns a whole,
was so perfectly shaped, and his face so
wondrously beautiful, that tho sugges?
tion was forthwith pnt aside, and Eng?
land was not deprived of what was to
become in due time one of its chiefest
ornaments. Poor Lady Byron never rn
covered wholly from tho shock caused by
her discovery of what her husband really
was; and partly throngh excess of imagi?
nation, partly in consequence of bad ad?
vice from persons who shall be nameless,
she felt it to be ber duty to insist upon
Uer husband subjecting himself to oe rt ai n
painful operations. But this Lord Byron
obstinately refused to do. He urged,
?nd with considerable force, that the pe?
culiar manner in which he woro his
abundant onrls effectually hid from view
tho rudimentary horns; and that as he
never appeared in pnblie without his
boots and trousers, none would ever sus?
pect the oxistencq of his other,dofanta.
with the exception ?flEo valet, in whom
lie placed implioit confidence."
A colored woman., named Harriet Mil?
er, died the other day in Philadelphia,
caving $100,000 worth of property. She
vas originally a slave in South Carolina,
ind derived ber fortnne from a rich
?hinter named Purvis, who married her
>ut of gratitude, because she warned
tim of a conspiracy of his slaves against
lis life. After the death of Mr. Purvis,
ibo became tho wife of Robert Miller, a
iolored olergyman. Sho was eighty-five
i OBI s of age._
A cramped waist betokens brains in a
??ATEST QUOTATIONS o? Sottnpra? Sa- j
oWkrrasni CuAiir.awpit, 8.C-Corroo tod,
eemiWaek^to A? ?MM, BwaW, j
No. 2^ Broad a^aaWiwtxcry 4 18*0:
North Carolina, old C . 48
N. Carolina, new.. 0 . 80
South Carolina, old 0 . 80
S. Carolina, new.. C . 80
S. Carolina, regis
t'd stock, ex int. G . 72
Georgia, old. 7 . 90
Georgia, new. 7 . 95
Georgia. C . 84
Tonn CHUCO, old... 0 . 50
Tennessee, new... 0 . 42
Alabama. 8 . 98
Alabama. 5 . 62
bonds. 8 84 87
bonds. 7 83 8G
Charleston, S. C.,
stook, ex qr. int. 6 53 55
Charleston, 8. C.,
Fire Loan bonds 8 . 75
Columbia, S. C.,
bonds. 6 C5 08
bonds. G 74 79
bonds. C 75 78
bonds, endorsed. G 55 GO
bonds, unendVd G 4G 50
bonds. 7 83 86
Wilmington, N. C. 8 71 73
Wilmington, N. CG 58 60
Atlantic and Gulf. 7 75 80
Binn Midge, first
mortgage. 7 . 65
Central Georgia... 7 9G 99
Charleston and Sa?
vannah . 6 58 60
bia and Augusta. 7 . 84
Chcraw and Dar?
lington . 7 . 80
Georgia Railroad. 7 94 97
Greenville and Co?
lumbia, 1st mort. 7 . 75
Greenville and Co
guarantee . 7 62 .
Mern ph is&(Muir len?
ton . 7 82 85
Northeastern. 7 80 82
3av. Sc Charleston,
first mortgage.. 7 . 75
3av. Sc Charleston,
State guaran toe. 7 . 62
3outh Carolina_ 7 . 80
South Carolina.... 6 . 73
Union. 7 . 50
Atlantic and Gulf. 100 34 37
ex dividends.... 100 . 115
bia and Angosta. 100 . 55
Greorgia. 100 . 103
Greenville and Co?
lumbia. 20 \% 2
Macon and West?
ern . 100 12G .
ton. 25 10 ll
North-eastern_ 20 7 8
3av. & Charleston. 100 23 23.'?
3. Carolina, whole
shares. 100 38 39
3. Carolina, half
shares. ........ 50 18 18?J
Bank, of Charles?
$300,000 . 100 . 120
First National B'k,
capital $400,000. 100 . 120
3. Carolina Loan
and Trust Co. 100
Bank of Charleston
whole shares ... 100 24 25
Bank of Charleston
half shares. 50 12 12tf
Union Bank, of S.
Carolina. 50 7l"' 8
People's Bank, of
South Carolina.. 25 . 5
Planters' and Me?
chanics' Bank, of
South Carolina.. 25 . 3
Sank of Newberry.
S. C. 25 . 5
3ank of Camden,
S. C. 50 . 2
Dther Sonth Caro?
lina bank stocks
ing Com. stock. 100 .
iVando Mining and
Jharl'n Gas Light
Company stock. 25 23 23>?
Bailway stock... 50 . 51
stock. 500 . 470
Greenville and Co?
certificate of in?
debtedness . 58 60
L Carolina Rail?
of indebtedness. 98 par.
road cor ti tica te of
indebtedness. 50 55
Jity of Charleston
certificate of in?
debtedness.. 98 par.
lity of Memphis
IM?WMU ... -J
past duo coupons. 40
av. tc Charleston
Railroad past dos
RX (TH A NOB, ETC.
tcrling bills. 128% 129)?
Few York sight. % off par
fold . 120 122
ilver. 114 117
I. O. BANK 1U?.T/H.
Bank of Charles?
Bank of Newberry.
auk of Camden. 50 .
ank of George -
?Sol&<)... ?-.10 ......
Bank of Chester. 15 .
Bank of Hamborg.. 5 ...??.
Bankef^Statfof ? k. ? t>
Bank ofihe Statt of
S. a, issue of ,
1861 and 1862. 15 ;....
chanics' Bank, of
?People's Bank, of
?Union Bank, of
road Bank, of
Ch arl OR ton, old. 95 .
road Bank, of
Charleston, new. 95 .
State Bank, of
Ch ar le? ton. 5 .
Far mora' and Ex?
change Bank, of
Exchange Bank, of
Columbia.. 20 .
of Columbia.... ft .
of Cheraw. 5 .
Planters' Bank, of
Fairfield. 5 .
State of S. Carolina
bills receivable. par
City of Charleston
ton ohange bills. par
South Carolina State bonds have
weakened. Other securities heavy. Ex?
change favoring buyers. Money tight.
Bank rates 1 per cent, a month on stock
collaterals. Outside rates arbitrary.
Bank notos stagnant.
Bills marked ?hus (*) ara being
redeemed at tho bank counters of each.
A LA MODE.-Hiram Green, tho hu?
morous contributor of the Troy Budget,
thus takes off the fashions:
"Whoops is discarded and cut off with
ashillin, like the prodigal sons who roll
'em in the parks. It is a safe bet to say
that whoops is gone back to their legiti?
mate okupashnn of embrasin barrel
staves, insted of stavinly embrasin the
form of 'ertha fairest flowers.
"In gentleman's shooes gimlet holes
have been worn pooty extensively in the
toes. Theese, we suppose, is vents to
earry off the bad air.
"Waterfalls, o win to the late freshet,
has riz a good eel. It takes now about
a 4-yeers of 10 canowl hossis tails to sup?
ply fust class bells with this article of
lied geer. Ladies, to balance their water?
falls, are sometimes forst to stoop for?
ward. This produces the grishun bend.
"Stoal trimmius hui nt so fashunable
as they usad to bu with the wimmin folks,
but amongst the men, if the newspapers
don't lie, isagettin to be adopted pooty
lively. Unlike any other fashion, draw?
backs seem to give the steal fushun a
hist. Espeshall y is this the easu among
tho fashuuables in tho New York custom?
"Mon's trowers are woru l-16th of an
inch longer in the limbs and cotes about
tho same distance shorter than they were
worn last year. Every fashunable young
man possesses his own private spile
driver, with wich to forcu his fragile
form into his trowsers, anda patent jack
screw to raise his /tabias corpus up under
the abbreviated extremity of his best
"The laiteat stile of neck tize is worn
with a not tide under the left ear. Those
are not generally worn as yet, but I cood
name a few of my ackwaintances whood
look "gallus" d rest in this stile. The
buty of them is that a person will never
ware any other as long ns he lives. They
aro bo .?omin with a black cap drawn
pooty well down over the eyes, to give a
fuller a bully appcarants. "
A terrible tragedy, recalling in some
of its features tho famous Helen Jowett
murder, and invested, in addition, with
the shadows of a dark mystery, occurred
at No. 69 Elizabeth street, last evening.
The house is one of assignation, kept by
a Mrs. Beck, and among the visitors to
and occupants of a back room every
Sabbath afternoon for the past five
months, have been an unknown gentle?
man and a closely-veiled lady. Nothing
was known of the parties by Mrs. Beck,
except that the man engaged the room
every previous Saturday, and that the
mysterious woman-whose faco she had
never seen-met him at the usual time.
Last evening, at 6.30 o'clock, pistol-shots
wcro heard in tho chamber. Mrs. Beck
and a policeman hastily broke in the door
and found thc man lying on the floor in?
sensible, with a pistol-shot in the right
temple, and his companion, a handsome,
and apparently refined and intelligent
lady, lying near him with a ghastly wound
in the left temple. The lovers were taken
to Bellevue Hospital, where they died
shortly after arriving, and withont speak?
ing a word to clear the obscure doubts
enshrouding their lives and deaths. From
papers found in their pockets it is be?
lieved that the name of the man is
George Banman, and of the woman An?
nie McNamara and that they were both
school teachers in Brooklyn, E. D.
[Kew York World.
THE OLDEST CITY IN EHE WORLD.
Damascus is the oldest city in the world.
Tyre and Sidon have crumbled on the
shore; Baalbeo is a ruin; Palmyra is bu?
ried in a desert; Nineveh and Babylon
have disappeared from the Tigris and
the Euphrates. Damascus remains what
it was before the days of Abraham-a
oentre of trado and travel-an island of
verdure in the desert; "a presidential
capital," with martial and sacred associa?
tions extending through thirty oentnries.
Jt was near Damascus that Saul of Tarsus
saw the light above the brightness of
the sun; the street which is called Strait,
in which it was said "be prayed/' still
rans tbrongh the city. The caravan
comes and goes aa it did a thousand years
ago; there is still the sheik, the ass,
and the water-wheel; the merchants of
the Euphrates and the Mediterranean
?till "occupy" these "with the multi?
tude of their wares." The city whioh
Mahomet surveyed from a neighboring
aise, and for his part, he ' Wfc* Mt&ved
not to have it in this world," is to-day
what Julian called the "?j* of the East,
is it was, in tho time of Isaiah, "the
bead of Syria." It is still a etty of
Bowers; the streams of Lebanon and the
"silk of gold" still murmur and sparkle
in the wilderness of the Syrian gardens.
A oouutry girl, oomiug from the field,
iras told by her cousin that she looked os
fresh as a daisy kissed by the dew.
'Well, it wasn't any feller by that name,
int it was Sye Jones that kissed mo. I
oki him every ono in town would find it
KAUFMAN'S QUOTATION LOST OF SOUTH
ERN SECURTTIKS. -Tb o Commercial and
Financial Chronicle of Kew York, in its
issue of tba 26th ult., bs? adopted tbe
Quotation List of Southern Securities,
as prepared by Mr. A. C. Kaufman, Ex?
change and Stock Broker of Charleston,
aud published in tbe PHONIX to-day.
Mr. Kaufman has certainly effected a
groat achievement, when the authority
of the Chronicle in the commercial and
i financial world is considered. Mr. Kauf?
man's list is the only ono published in
that journal from any Southern honse,
of which faot our young friend has cause
to feel proud.
AND STILL ANOTHER CURIOSITY. -There
has been another valuable addition to the
PHONIX euri osity-shop-somothing vory
rare in this quarter of the globe-a beau?
tiful bird, a veritable cuokoo, which, at
least once an honr, makes himself plainly
heard. The bird is in a curiously-con?
structed and very handsome cage, with
ivory f?garos,or ornaments, enoiroling the
front. At intervals, the door is opened,
by invisible mechanism, and Mr. Cuckoo
immediately makes his appearaece, chirps
once, twice, thrice and even oftener, and
then retires as the door closes in his face,
without even attempting to escape. A
peculiarity about tho bird is, he requires
neither food nor drink, and is altogether
as pert and lively a little creature as one
would desire to see. The youngsters are
highly delighted with bird and cage,
while eveu old heads show evident signa
of pleasure. In short, the wonderful
bird and cago is a beautiful "cuckoo
clock," which keeps most excellent time.
It was a present from Mr. I. Snlzbocher,
and is only one of tho hundred different
varieties of time-keepers which can bo
seen iu his extensive jewelry establish?
ment-Columbia Hotel building-where
everything iu the hue of jewelry, solid
silver and plated ware, besides an endless
variety of trinkets, can bc obtained. He
will accept our sincere thanks for his '
CRUMBS.-Parents should tuke their
ohildren to soe the natural curiosities on
exhibition atJanney's Hall, this after?
noon and to-night. They show for them?
selves-consequently there oau be no
Tho "strike" of tho telegraph opera?
tors still continues. No compromise be?
tween them and the company has yet
boon affected, and we uro still without
Young gentlemen, when you wish to
sorouade your fair dulciueas, bo sure you
get under the right window-ns a case in
J. S.-fell iu love with a maid
Each night 'neath the window he stood,
And there with his soft serenade
He awakened tho whole neighborhood ;
But vainly he tried to arouse
Her sleep with his strains so bewitching.
While he played in front of the house,
She slept in the little back kitchen.
Qray hair is now the mode with New
York belles-a sable silvered. They do
it by powdering their jetty locks.
Mr. Diercks gives ofticial notico this
morning of his occupation of tho site of
Kinsler's Hall. With moro room, he
hopes to afford greater advantages-if
suoh a thing is possible -to his cus?
The members of the Columbia Baud
will aocept the thanks of tho eutiro
PHONIX establishment for their charm?
ing serenade la:it night. It was a treat
indeed. We understand that the Band
is now prepared to fulfill engagements
ADVERTISIKO.-The man who don't ad?
vertise has got his store hung around
with shingles and pieces of barrel heads,
inscribed with lampblack, "Irish Port??
tes," "Korn Meell," "Flower," "All
kinds of kountry produce," "Kakesand
kandies for sail hear." He says, "Thar
ain't no sense in newspaper advertising,
so long as a man is smart enough to tend
to his own bizness, and kin stand at the
door and holler the sellers in."
HOTED ARRIVALS, January 6- Columbia
Hotel.-R. Wilkband, Pa.; J. M. Minas,
R. Pinckney, A. Mikoll, Charleston; N.
B. Fant, G. ft C. R. R. ; C. Brecker, W.
F. Brillian, N. Y. ; C. Miles, William K.
Hunter, N. C. ; C. H. Pettingiii, S. C. ;
S. R. Smith, Md. ; D. Beaman, Walhalla;
J. B. Ezell, City; J. P. Bulow, Ridge?
way; Alex. McBee, Greenville.
Nickerson House-W. Clyburn, Cam?
den; E. S. J. Hayes, Lexington; John
Kirkland, Jr., T. R. Waring, N. B.
Rose, Charleston; A. W. Flecker, Balti?
more; L. R. McAboy, J. L. Neal, J. G.
Abethnot, Mrs. McAboy, Miss McAboy,
Miss Wool, L. Hilando, Pa.; A. Stal
naker, Va. ; S. W. Seeley, Kentucky; B.
F. C. Atwell, New Orleans; H. B. Clark,
Tohn's Island; H. B. Ball, Kings tree; J.
0. Meredith. G. & C. B. R.
National Hotel-J. A. Smythe, Miss J.
?dger, Miss S. E. Adger, T. J. Legare,
Cl. W. Rouse, J. L. Mauldin, Charleston;
L. P. Gnffin, Abbeville; J. A. Eiasaw,
Udgefteld; J. P. Smith, Cosmopolite; J.
M. Trapior, S. C.; N. Holoombo, J. Wil?
liams and two children, Piokens; Yon
Behm, Miss Swan, Miss Lute, two wild
children, D. M. Roxby, H. P. Ingella, J.
vV. Holmes, New York; C. W. Gnffin,
Vf. H. Davie, Greenville.
WEDDING) CARDS AND ENVELOPES.-A
lot of wedding cards and envelopes, of
latest styles, baa just been received;
wfeioh will be printed in imitation of en?
graving, and afc leas than one-tenth the
?eat. < lall *n<t ?** specimens at PHOXSOX
MAID ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
nail is opened for delivery at 8 a. m.;
ilosed at 8.30 a. m. Cb aries ton, opened
>t 6.30 p. m.; closed at 8.30 p. m.
Greenville, opened at 6.30 p. m. ; closed
vt 8.30 p. m. Western, opened at 9.30
\. m.; dosed at 4 p. m. Charleston,
evening,) opened at 8 a. m.; dosed at
.30 p. m. On Sunday, the post office is
ipen from 9 to 10 a. m.
BUSINESS CARDS ANP CIRCULARS.-As
the season is approaching for tho annual
travel and distribution of business curds
and circulara, our merobauts and others
will please giy? attention to tba foot that
our job office is supplied with the best of
boards, of all colors, ilue commercial
uote aud other paper, and the very new?
est and most fashionable styles of type,
thus enabling us to supply all of Buoh
Nsw ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention is
called to the following advertisements,
published the first time this morning:
G. Dieroks-Removal, Std.
For Rent-Apply at the Cottage.
J. F. Ensor-Notice.
Wm. Wallace-To Rent.
H. G. Heidt-Hands Wanted.
Meeting Palmetto Lodge.
TUB BLRSSINO OF THE Aaa.-No moro
Sick Headache, no more Dyspepsia, no
more Indigestion, no moro Piles, no
more Chillr, no more Laver Complaint,
no more Jaundioe, no more Pain in the
Back, no more Kidney Disease, no more
Costiveness, no more Heartburn. TUTT'S
VEUBTABIJB LIVER PILL is a certain guar?
an toe against all these distressing com?
plaints. Jl G
"Just the thing!" Such is the excla?
mation of the Dyspeptics who use SOLO?
MONS' BITTERS. N21
BLOOD! BLOOD!! BLOOD!!!-Out; ont,
I say, this canker spot; this self-oon
demniug fruit of a diseased body; viti?
ated system; impaired health; disordered
liver; foul stomach, and other ills which
flow from this self-same cause. Bad
blood! Bad blood I the primal canse of
all disease. HEINITSU'S QUEEN'S DE?
LIGHT. This elegant preparation is the
only true remedy yet discovered for re?
moving every disease and symptoms of
disease, which may be traced to bad
blood. It is truly a sovereign remedy,
and thousands will attest the tr nth. DlO
ALDEN'S LUNO BALSAM.-The remedy
for curing Consumption, Coughs, Bron?
chites, Asthma, and Croup. Aa an ex?
pectorant it has no eqnal. It ia com?
posed of the active principles of roots
and plants, which are chemically ex?
tracted, so as to retain all their medical
MINISTERS AND PUBDIO SPEAKERS who
are so often afflicted with throat diseases,
will lind a sure remedy in this Balsam.
Lozeugers and wafers sometimes give re?
lief, but this Balsam, taken a few times,
will insure a permanent cure. With all
those afflicted with Coughs or Consump?
tion, give this Balsam A fair trial, they
will be pleased with the result, and con?
fess that the SURE REMEDY IS FOUND AT
LAST. It is sold by all D?uggiBts anet by
FISHER SC HI KN TISH, Colombia. Jl ||25J;?
The Empress of the French has pur?
chased a plot of grouudfrom the Sultan,
situate near Mount David, in Palestine,
where the Virgin Mary was buried, for.
the sum of ?4,000.
A New York country girl, on her way
to church to be married, was upset and
broke her leg, but would uot have the
limb sot nutil after the other bandage
waa put around her.
THE MORTAL COIL.---Fashionable young
lady, detaching her hair before retiring:
"WI i at dreams may come when we have
shuffled off this mortal coil !"
"Oh! what au exoellent Tonio," is the
language of the invalid who nses SOLO?
MONS' BITTERS. N21
Marriage-An altar on which a man
lays Iiis pocket hook, and a woman her
"I um strong and healthy, yet to pre?
serve my good condition," I use SOLO?
MON'S BITTERS. N21
At a recent railway festival, the follow?
ing striking sentiment was given:
"OUR MOTHERS-The ouly faithful
tenders who never misplaced a switch.**
Tho weuk and emaciated mother says:
"My health and strength is restored by
tho use of" SOLOMONS' BITTER". N21
The complexion of a girl of the period
differs from the railway season ticket
tho one in, and the other is not, trans?
O/Tl HANDS to cut cord wood. Apply to
_Jan 7 1_At the Farm.
MA FRONT KOOM in the Cottage en
Lady street, opposite old Post ??ioo,
either furnished or not. Apply at the
Pottage._Jan 7 1
A i.L persons in Lexington County having
f\_ business connected with thu United
states Internal Revenue, will call on J.H.
Hendrix, County Auditor, who has been aa
jointed my Deputy for that County.
J. F. ENSOK,
Jan 7 'J Adjutant Assessor U. 8. Int. Rev.
M AQCOTTAOE, on Piokens street, with
Krna four Koonin and a Basement, which
???L latter oontaius Kitohen, servants'Rooms,
to., Ac. Apply to WM. WALLACE.
Jan 7_ G
Palmetto Lodge No. 5,1.0. 0. F.
_mi -_iuU?iiJj- THE installatioa of
gg^.^jL^-ffiP Jfifcfroflicors for the ensuing
^'kilBTWBBgg'BSBBnWterm will tako place
I'll IS EVENING, at 7 o'clock, when the pre?
tence of all memborB and vialting brethren ara
espectfully requested. H. K. URUCE,
Jan 7 I_Secretary.
CAROLINA NATIONAL BANE or
COLUMBIA, 8. C., December 20,1869.
rHE annnal meeting of the Stockholders of
this Bank will be held at il? bankina
louse, in Columbia, on the second TUESDAY
?f January, 1870. being the 11th prox.
The Board of Directors have declared a
lemi-annnal dividend for the six months end?
os Docember 21,1869, at the rate of SIXTEE N
?KR CENT, per annum, being Bight Per Cant.
or the period named, fro? of United States,
(tate and Cons ty Taxes, payable on and after
lie 5th day of January next. J
Deo 21 tuf W. B. O?LJCK, CaehleK.
Watches aud Jewelry. A
that* inti THE andes]
j??? BjKyt signed b*Ttag
4&??h aUS^r^Hns? form bifj?
^tS^^HJSE^Pr^ now eetabli?S
^t\WKtjB^ ~ mont, corner /J?
licbardeon and Taylor streets. /fl
Gold and Hilvor WATCHES, Jewelry, fr'?i
nd Plated Wares, Knives, Forks, Spoof "fi
very thing belonging to a well-s eley'1 T#1
ortment, always to be bad or furnjF'ea W K
be most favorable terms. /A ,f
Repairing of Clocks, Watch?*. .JeweW
taaio Boxes, Snrgieal Instrnmo"8 *uf
irieuced workman from Euror*
Jan 7 O- 5!S!2?
RECEIVED ?t HARDY fi
BnBaf& MON'S, an invoi<* of choice Bi
W?\W_Mutton HAMS. J
UH Jan G I