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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Friday Morning:, January 14,1870.
The Indiana Democracy bava taken
tho Hold. Under the lead of the.able
Hendricks, we hope they will make a
successful fight, The Democratic orga?
nisation is the only practical opposition
to radicaliam. A heavy responsibility
rests upon it. North, South, Bast and
Weat, lei. ibo OPPOSITION to the radical
party rally-let concert of action ba the
word. Let organized and sensible effort
be the order of the day. "Let the oppo?
sition come out boldly, fairly and square?
ly. Let us have a national party, ?P:
posed to the radical party, and s?aolnte
to fight it at every point. Journals
which, like the Winnsboro 2feuntt; favor
the policy of meeting radicalism by half?
way accepting it, make, in our judgment,
a serious mistake. This would demo?
ralize your forces eren before they were
brought into the field. If political apathy
now exists in the ranks of the oppo?
sition, thia poUoy, which wo oondetnu
and repudiate, would increaseJlt,*~Not th
this way can the country be rescued and
the State recovered. Onr policy shonld
be the policy of mon-resolute, practical
and energetic, decided. We hold that
the radical party is inimical to the inter?
ests of the country, and seeks to subvert
the character of the Government, and
thus to wreck the free institutions of the
country. We hold, farther, that it ii
corrupt and subversive of tho material
interests of the country. If so, then
oppose it-organize against it-mak<
your position tenable and reasonable
nnd vote it down. If yon can this time
all's well. If not, then try again. Somi
will say that this method is too slow
Wo answer that it is quicker than an]
other method. There is no ground fo;
compromise here. Radicalism is op
posed to our interests here, and in thi
land at large. The country will see i
ere long, if it does not see it now. Then
lot the column remain united and firm
aud when the time shall come, thea
move again and again upon the enemy*
So far os tho Indiana Democracy ni
concerned, they announce correct prit
ciples. They declare against violatio
of tho rights and dignity of State!
and of the Constitution of the country
lu this they are right. They pronounc
the reconstruction Acts of Congress ii
famous and revolutionary, and nub ve
sivo of the rights of the people and <
all the States. In this they tell the trut!
They pronounce against the attacks i
Congress upon a co-ordinate and co-equ
brauch of the Government. In th
they aro right. They declare for a r
vision of the system of taxation. Tin
declaro for the interests of tho people
opposition to the interests of the bon
holders. They stand up in genei
against nil the outrages of the radie
olicy. lu this they are right. We sei
our greetings to our Indiana friends, ai
wo bid them God-speed. When tl
general fight comes on against radicalisi
South Carolina will send good and tr
men into the field.
There can be no exaggeration of t
importance to the South of the cott
tax case, now pending before the S
pre me Court of the United States,
nppeul from the United States Distr
Court for tho Western District of Tt
nessee. ft is not so much the amor
involved in the claim for reimbursemc
for tho taxes which have been paid uni
tho former Act of Congress, as to set
for tho futuro, the powers of the Ferie
(lovernmnut to impose a tax upon
certain raw product of some of the Stat
which gives such great interest to t
ouse. If tho constitutional guarantee
uniformity of taxation cnn be narrow
down so as to authorize Congress to
led a particular product of certain
tho States, and make it bear* burdens i
imposed upon similar products of otl
States, an opening will be made for 1
most gigantic wrong, oppression and
equality that can be imagined. The \
of a majority of a temporary Legislat
will be made superior to the fundamet
rights and ideas upon which this c
federacy rests. If cotton, the prod
of eleven States, can be thus taxed, i
not corn, wheat, hay or oats-the r,
duct of the other twenty-six States-tl
aro these eleven States placed outside
tho pule of constitutional equality, i
their citizens subjected to the m
grievous wrong and injustice, anrioxr
cd to constant perii of confiscation t
ruin. It is, therefore, ns the New
leanB Times contends, of the big!
moment to the future of our secti
that this question should be determi
at once. The most able and compreh
sive briefs have been written on the s
ject, two of them by ex-Judges of
Supreme Court, of eminent ability i
learning. A favorable decision will
a great burden from the culture c
staple which contributes already t
thirds of the exports of the country, t
ir. Ihu mov? i^ua -?mi sellable oasis
both its credit and its commerce.
Robert Bedisb.Jof Barry,Clay Com
Mo., while out hunting rabbits, on
26th ult., accidentally discharged
gnn, by pulling it throngh some brt
Tho contents entered at his naval i
passed entirely through bis body,
fi toting a mortui wound.
A woman at Lafayette, Ind., go
paokage by express, which ehe suppc
was a valuable New Year's 'present,
turned ont to bo only the bones of
husband, who was detained in the So
after a battle, which some one had si
ped to her.
Tho New York Sun says very elev
of Mrs. Stowe's new book: "it is ca
'Lady Byron Vindicated,* bat it she
rathol- be called A Failure to Vindii
Mm Harriot Beecher Stowe.' "
TnuiifiDAY, January 18, 1870.
SENATE. ? '
The Senate met at 12 m. President
pro cern. Montgomery in tho chair.
Mr. Corbin entered a protest against
the passage of the township Act.
The Committee on Finance recom?
mended that $1,000.000 of State bonds
bo issued to the Land Commissioner,
Mr. Nash introdnoed a bill oreating a
metropolitan police force in Sonth Caro?
The following bills were referred to a
special committee of five: For the better
prnLanH^n, of niggg&osf flnh; to amend
the law in.relation to the license and re?
gistration of pharmaceutists, apotheca?
ries and druggists, and to reg?late the
rending of drugs and poisons; to prevent
the parchase of cotton between certain
hoare. r .
A bill to pjrovent persons from issuing
ohectka or* scrip to be used as money, waa
referred to the Judioiary Committee.
The following joint r?solutions and
bills were read and referred: Joint reso?
lution io authorize the Couuty Commis?
sioners of Kershaw tb levy a special tax;
bills to reg?late the digging and mining
of phosphate deposits from the naviga?
ble streams and waters of the State; lo
incorporate the Columbia Oil Company;
to incorporate the Coopers' Trades Union
of the city of Charleston.
Concurrent resolution, petitioning the
Congress of the United States of Ame?
rica to grant aid tb the Alabama and
Chattanooga Railroad Oomgany to - ex?
tend its road to the Pooifio Ocean/ was
referred to Committee on Railroads.
A resolution, requesting tho Attor?ey
General to taite each legal proceedings
os may be necessary, to protect the ri gb ti
of the State to the river phosphates, wat
A bill te incorporate the South Caroli?
na Chemical and Mining Company, and
to license and authorize and ompowei
the sams to dig and mine in certain na
vigabie rivera in this State, nuder corbin
restrictions and conditions, was read one
Bills to incorporate the Charlestoi
Banking and Trust Company ; to amen <
an Aol entitled "An Act to provide fo
the appointment of a Land Commis
sioner, and define his powers and duties;'
to alter and amend the charter of the cit;
of Charleston and for other purposes
were read and referred.
A bill to amend an Act entitled "Ai
Act to incorporate the Georgetown Bail
road Company,*' was read the third tim
and ordered to be enrolled.
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 m. Speaks
Moses in the Chair.
A bill to empower the Governor to rt
si?t? v?u?iy ??Ui?o&d, Treasurers aui
other civil officers by him appointed, wa
read .the third time and ordered to th
The Committee on the State Hone
and Grouuds, to whom was referred
joint resolution to provide for fitting u
the balance of the State House, reporte
a joint resolution, which was laid ove:
that the Governor i8 hereby authorize
to invite proposals to complete the bi
lance Of the State II o uso in the sam
manner as the portion just finished, an
to enter into a specified oontraot wit
such person or persona as he may dcei
proper, and for the best interests of tt
State, requiring from the contractor sn
ficiont bonds to secare the State fro:
any loss, and to insure tho fulfilment i
the contract. That the Governor be ai
thorized to draw from the State Treas:
ry, on demand of the contractor, sue
sums as the contractor may, from tic
to time, as the work progresses, call fo
not to exceed the sam of $25,000. Ai
that the Governor shall make snch co
ditions with the contractor that the wo:
shall be completed with despatch, ai
that, in no event, shall it? completion 1
delayed later than the first day of A
gast, 1870; and that the Governor is i
quested, at the next regular session
the General Assembly thereafter, to ma
a foll and specified report of the trai
Mr. Milford introduced a bill to ince
porate tho Baptist Chnroh of Christ,
Broadmouth, in Abbeville Couti I
which was read and referred.
Mr. Berry introdnccd a bill to ino?
Eorate the Mount Pleasant Evangelic
lutheran Church, of Barnwell Conni
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill to :
charter Big' Creek Church, in Anders
Mr. Mobley introduced a bill entitl
"A bill to authorize the Governor of t
State to fill all county offices made ?
cant by death, resignation, or from n
Mr. Bishop introduced billa to inc
porate the Storm Brnnoh Baptist Chun
in Y. tl ge fa old County; to re ch ?ir ter 1
Middle Saluda Turnpike Road.
The following bills were read the
corni time: To vest in Toney Stafford 1
charter of a ferry from Dill's Bluff,
James Island, to the city of Chariest!
to renew and amend the charter of t
to wa of Walterboro; to incorporate I
Promptitude Fire Engine Company,
Charleston; to authorize a loase of c
tain land on Edisto Island and the er
tion of a wharf and other struotu
thereon, with certain amendments;
renew and amend the charter of the to
of Hpartanburg; to punish conspirac
to prosecute an innocent person and
other oases; to secure equal oivil rigl
and to provide for the enjoyment of
remedies in law by all persons, rega
1 less of race or color; to incorporate
African Methodist Episcopal Church;
incorporate the Charleston Loan Cc
pany; to protect from arrest the offic
of the State police, for any alleged offe:
committed by them in tho discharge
Bills to license peddlers; to fort
arnold the law of landlord and ten
A bill to abolish imparlanoo in
case -brought to recovor wages or sha
of crops, was ordered to lie on the tab
A bill to authorize the pnrchase
growly und rights of the Coluro
iriugo Company, and to grant sid in I
construction of a free bridge over i
Cougareo River, was postponed.
A hill to siter and amend the chai
and extend the limita nf the "?ty
Charleston, and provide for the elect
of Mayor and Aldermen of the same, i
A resolution to authorize the Goveri
to sell at public, auotion all the mate:
in th* capitol grounds whioh may not
necessary for the complotion of the SI
Capitol, -waa adopted.
Th* petition of R. T. Porcher, for
renewal of certain State stocks destro;
or lost during the war, was referred.
A bill from the Senate to authorize
Commissioners of Spartanbnrg and C
leton Counties to lovy special taxes
Connty purposes, was read and refer?
The following bills were recommit
To incorporate the Vigilant Fire Eng
?any, of Colombia; io incorporate
??Kalb Fire Engine Company, of
Camden; to regulate tb? publication of
ell l?g?l end sobiic notices; tc arscsd an
Aat .eu titled "un Act IO amend an Act to
deflnlD tbe dutioa and jurisdiction of
Q^urity Coin**,issienett," vas referrf? to
a special committee of seven.
. A Senate bill to establish and maintain
a system of free common schools for the
Stat? was discussed.
The House then adjourned.
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AUTOMATIC THIIBORAPHY.-A telegraph
line between New York and Washington,
to be operated on Little's automatic sys?
tem of telegraphy, is now in process of
construction, and is at this season of the
strike among telegraph operators, a mat?
ter of general interest. The Une is
styled the "National Telegraph," and ia
expected to be in operation by the first
of Maroh; the poles have all been placed
at proper intervals, and are being rapidly
put up. By Afr. Little's system of tele?
graphy, it is expected to enable the trans?
mission of 200 words per minute, in?
stead of twenty words, which is now
stated as tho capacity of a very expert
operator under the Morse system.
Mr. D. H. Craig, formerly superin?
tendent of the New York Associated
Press, is prominently connected with the
National Telegraphic Company, and it is
stated that Mr. George B. Hicks, the
agent of the Associated Press at Chica?
go, has tested tho automatic system and
reports that 200 words per minute can
be transmitted on wire ovor n cironit of
2,000 miles, and that boys anti girls can
prepare the despatches at the rate of 800
words each per hour, as many being em?
ployed as are neceH.snry. Tho method of
operating the machine is thus described
by tho invontor: "A ribbon of paper is
perforated by a machine with characters
it is proposed to transmit. Tho trans?
mitting iustrumont is a magnetic engine
or mortar of tho usual construction, with
a governor to keep its speed uniform.
The receiving machine is essentially the
; same. A ribbon of papor, perforated, is
j placed upon u roller, and tho engine is
set in motion by a two-cup battery; a
wheel with a platinum edgo or peu, con?
structed like a brush, is mado to press
upon the paper, and tho connection of
the wires is such that in traversing the
spaces punctured ont of the paper rib?
bon, a current is sent upon the line,
while, when traversing the papor itself,
the current is broken, the paper beiug a
non-conductor. At tho receiving station
a papor chemically propared, and of a
very sensitive nature, ie used; so that the
least current transmitted will, by decom?
posing tho elements used in preparing
? the paper, have traced upon it in bold,
black characters, au exact fae simile ot
the characters perforated at the trans
UNWONTED MORTALITY IN OUB COM?
MUNITY.-During the past week, deaths
in our community have been frequent
and startling. A new disease-new to
ns, at least-called Meningetis, (we spell
it as it sounds,) is prevailing extensively,
and proving very fatal. Among those
who have died, is Mrs. General Dono?
van!, only daughter of the late Colonel
Whitfield Brooks. This much-esteemed
lady, however, died, not of Meningetis,
but after a lingering illness. Of thia1
now disease, hus died young Kobert
Boni ware, ono of the most promising
and beloved youths of this town; and
Soung Irwin E. Bolton, another est?ma?
lo youth, just entering life. Of negroes,
the number is shockingly large. In and
aronnd the town, some six or eight have
died within the pust week or ten days, of
Meningetis. In truth, we have scarcely
ever known so mush sickness in Edge
I field. The weather has been, and con?
tinues, cold, wet and changeable. It
behooves all to be extremely careful.
Mrs. Mary Styrou, a very old and esti?
mable lady, ninety years of age, died nt
her residence, a few miles below tho vil?
lage, during the past week.
The Georgetown Times says: "We
were shown, a few days since, a diploma
issued to William Brown Wallace, Esq.,
i of the Commonwealth of Virginia, (the
father of Mrs. J. T. Daviess, of this place,)
I as 'a member of the Society of the Cin
' ein nat i, instituted by thc officers of tho
; American army, at the period of its dis
solution, os well as to commemorate the
great event which gave independence to
North America, as for Ute laudable pur?
pose of inculcating tba duty of. laying
down in peace arms assumed for public
defence, and of meeting in acts of bro?
therly affection and bonds of perpetual
friendship the members constituting the
same,'signed hy G. Washington, Presi?
dent of the sooiety, at Mount Vernon,
tho 1st day of March, in the year of our
Lord one thousand seven hundred and
eighty-seven, and in the eleventh year of
the independence of tho United States."
SENSATIONAL.-The report of the en?
listing of men in New York to serve tho
Khedive of Egypt, sounds very much
like one of those periodical sensations
which are gotten up in tho Sun office
with so much ingenuity and cleverness
that they aro plausible and credible.
Among the officers mentioned as having
sailed is General Loriug, formerly Colo?
nel of the Monnted Rifles. U. 8. A.
General Loring hus been, and is very
Srobably now, engaged in banking in
ew York, and unless ho has lost in some
of the crashes, would hardly risk his
reputation and fortune in such a mon?
grel service as that of the Khedive of
Egypt. He is by no means a soldier of
fortnne, who is ready to serve any King
or Kaiser who may make an offer for bia
A special despatch from St. Pani, Min?
nesota, to the Chicago Tribune ot the
3d instant, says: "Positive information
has been received from perfectly reliable
authority, that the United States Go?
vernment has been notified in n manner
and from a source that it will bo hound
to take notice of, that the Canadian ad?
h?rants in the Bed River settlement and
at Portage la Prairie have incited tba
Sioux Indians to a raid on Perobipa and
St. Joseph, in retaliation, asia claimed,
for alleged aid and countenance given to
the Bed River rebellion by American
citizens on this side of the international
The Reporter says the Democrats
carried the election for town officers in
Chester, on the 10th. Tho fellowing
were elected: Intendant, A. H. Davega;
Wardens-Wm. H. Hardin, John A.
Bradley, Jr., J. Hey man, G. W. Melton.
An Omaha husband revenged himself
upou the man who stolo his wife's affec?
tions by getting a divorco, and then com?
pelling the lover to marry the woman at
tho muzzlo of a pistol. Business before
The weak and emaciated mother says:
"My health and strength ia restored by
the uso of" SOLOMON?' BITTEV N21
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Asia will Contin?o to Hoard.
Sa she will, and this I? giving trouble
io th? world. China and Japan will
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M. nw?}. MW OUtCilUQ VV1UO JU TMIUUO
reoeptac4a%;i?oluding, wa suppose, oat
skins, as they kill and eat a great many
of the feline race. The monoy-loving
Canoosisn nntions don't like this. They
do not relish tb? ide* of paying so ninon
ooin to the Asiatics for their teas and
silks, and getting none of it back for
their own productions. The New York
Herald describes the alarming tendenoy
of this Asiatic absorption of coin, os
"To China and ludia, and especially
to China, the specie of tho world has
flowed for ages, and continues to flow, as
water into n great gulf. Nearly every
steamer that loaves San Francisco fer
China takes ont a large amount; and the
steamer China, which sailed on tho 1st
instaut for Hong Kong and Yokohama,
carriod within a fraction of $700,000 in
treasure. The Asiatics have toa, silks
and other things to sell, which we and
the people of other nations must have;
but they do uot take of us, in return,
manufactures and products, exclusive of
specie, to bulanco the trado. Indood,
the balance is always largely agaiust us,
aud has to be mado np by the shipment
of specie. This extraordinary and con?
tinual gulf in Asia for the precious
metal, is u very curious thing to contem?
The Herald proceeds to discuss the
practical question of how are wo to get
back out of this maelstrom some of this
gold-how to change the balance of trade.
Arid it prescribes for this desperate caso
the Burlingame treaty, that sheep-skin
document, which, like Aunt Jumimn's
plaster, is good for nil maladies. With
the help of that wonderful treaty, it
thinks we may get the bettor of the Chi?
nese, Japanese, -C., by .shipping our
manufactures to them until the balance
of trade is in our favor!
What a delusion! Why, tho accumu?
lation of hard money is a part of thc re?
ligion of China. The coolies that labor
in this country send homo all they have
after paying their board, and after death
their* dead bodies follow tho gold they
have sent, and ure hurried at home.
Burlingame has mado tho best und most
successful attack upon the Treasury of
China ever made by u white mau. He
"came tho dodge" over tho Emperor of
the Flowery Kingdom, nnd "had him."
Ho has got moro out of China thau we
shall ever get in the way of bulauce of
trade by this humbug treaty-making.
No; tho precious metals will continue
to accumulate in China until tho world
will pronounce tho monopoly unendura- j
ble. And then there will be a rnco us to ?
who shall first pick a quarrel with her
aud seize her hoard. langland mado a
considerable stride after tho "precious"
in tho "opium war," but settled upon a
peace before tho treasury was reached.
She set au example which will likely be
followed by some nation that, like a roue
in tho morning, aft T a night with tho
tiger, feels uncomfortably impecunious.
She set a better ^rumple in conquering
India, and, holding it like an orange in
the hand, squeezing .nil that can be got?
ten out of it. That's tho way to turn
the "balance of trado" against these
hoarding Asiatic races!
Nations are not unlike bandits; they j
have a great itching to riflo thu rich -to
empty the monoy-chests of tho miserly
? Governments. Mark it! China will be
i some day flogged out of her specie. She
! has enough of it to stimulate tho greed
j of powerful Governments, aud tho pre- |
i text for falling upon her will readily bc I
found. It is the ou ly way to give the
world the "balance of tirado" against
China. Just as England has turned it
agaiust India. Indeed, it is the lot of
the Caucusian nations to spread "civili?
zation" and "progress," und those be?
nighted hoarding nations must pay for
the great labor of anlightening them!
j Richmond Dispatch.
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WITCHCRAFT.-The amount of super?
stition existing in England, and this
country, too, wonld hardly bo bolievod.
In a late article, AU the Year Round givea
a number of instances of belief in
"witches, conjurers," etc., that is asto-.
Dishing. Says the writer of the article: i
j "Tho ignorance still displayed in tho '
i nineteenth century may well occasion
surprise, and suggest inquiries concern-1
iug that said school-master who is declar?
ed to be 'abroad.' Tu Loudon, the ero-1
dulity is chiefly among sorvant-girlf, who '
givo their six-ponces to fortune-tellers j
for iuformation on certain important ,
questions about 'dark men,' 'fair n.eu,'
and the like. The line of divisiou be?
tween for tn n e - tel 1 i -J g and witchcraft being
a very slight ono, wo need not be sur-1
prised that the credulous often step over
this boundary, and commit themselves to
the most gross and absurd impositions."
It is not uncommon to find people of in?
telligence consulting "fortuno-tellers"
about their futuro happiness, and being
superstitious about presentiments and
? doing certaiu things. The mysterious j
holds such a wonderful amount of the )
superstitious, that it arouses all of tho
dormant notion? ot mou, whou there isl
any trace of it in every-day lifo.
"A very pretty girl of eighteen," says
tho Journal de Rouen, "applied to tho
Central Commissary of Police at Lille, a
few days back, for leave tc visit Truup
mann in his prison. 'Whut havo you got
to say to him?' asked the functionary.
'Sir, the matter is very simple,' she re?
plied; 'he is alono aud requires caro and
amusement. If I went and stayed with
him for the time he still hos to live, ho
could leave me the 4,000f. which he still
possesses. The astounded magistrate
endeavored to make the young woman
understand tho impropriety and immo?
rality of her suggestion, but she did not
see the case in that light, and simply re?
marked: 'But, sir, his money will he
lost, and hu is so doll alone.' "
Gen. Joseph ?. Johnson bas definitely
declined to ascent the proffered Presi?
dency of the University of Nashville,
Tenn. At first he intimated his proba
de^led tn?t'.h? SBSu?^?l?m^t^
he is at present under bind him in honor
to decline it.
Daring the psst year 14,000,000 per?
sons passed between Now York and
Jersey City-0,000,000 by the Hoboken
Ferry Company; the Pavonia Company
3,000,000, and the Central Now Jersey
Great freshets in tho Province of Chi
npa, Mexico, have occurred, lt is report?
ed that over 200 lives have, boen lost by
ilrowning, and that many valuable farms
have boon destroyed.
The dwelling-house of Mrs. M. E.
Qodbold, of Marion, was entirely de?
stroyed by fire ou Monday afternoon,
"Oh! what un excellent Tonic," is tho
language of the invalid who ntiee SOUP
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-rx m .m
It hits long been ? desideratum of BCI
enooto predict the weather, and, M jet,
except in a very general tray, it is a desi
uuTuLuiu io dp BO. ;vBat ix what ia said in
regard'to th? meteorological effect ol the
Pacific Railroad be trae, wo may not Only
soon bo ?ble to predict storms, bat also
to enforce \he existence of rain within
gi ven Hmits\ It is sajd that abondance
of rain is noy falling along the line of
the Pacific Railroad, where formerly but
little foll, ana"that tho sumo rain-produc?
ing effect of railroads has been noticed
upon their introduction into other arid
regions. Thunder storms are said to be
less frequent than formerly they were,
and this is attributed to the net-work of
telegraph wires which are stretched be?
tween heaven and earth, all over the
country. These two fictions, taken to?
gether, ought to give some inventivo
genius a hint aa to how to produce and
work some great American Fuient Rain
producer and Distributor, and Combina?
tion Thunder storm RUminator.
The heart of King Riobard the First, I
of England, enclosed in an urn, has, until
recently, heou preserved iu the treasure
chamber of tho Cathedral of Itouen, but
hos now boen placed in u tomb, erected
to receive the remains ol that monarch,
in the choir of the building. The last
wish of Riobard Cour do Lbn, who died I
in 1199, from the effects of an arrow'
wound received at the siege oA the Castle
of Chalus, was to have his bVvrt placed
in the choir of tho cathedral and this
wish, after 770 years, has just b en com?
plied with. Tho urn bears ." leaden
plate, with tho inscription "Hie jicet cor
Kicnrdi, regis Anglorum." After so
many yours, a mero sprinkling ?f dost ?
must ouly romain of the di sting'tish od j
general who, in his time, filled the world I
with stories of his rniuantio aud cnival- j
THE WRECKS IN CHARLESTON HAI:I . n. '
A correspondent of tho New York 'J i
bunc says the contract for nosing t.ie !
wrecks sunk iu Charleston harbor hm
been awarded to tho Monitor Wrecking
Company by tho Treasury Department. !
Among them ure tho Keokuk, Wee-1
bawken and Patapsco, irou-cluds, and
the Housatoiiic, store-ship, besides u
large unmber of others of less imp?r?
tanos. Store-ships, blockade runners,
torpedo-boats, vessels of every known i
variety, fitted for war or peace, nre found
by tho divers strewn over the bottom of
tue harbor. Probably there ia not at
present another placo in the world where j
so many submerged wrecks aro collected
within so small n spnee.
A fow mouths since, Mr. and Mrs.
James Taylor, of Leavenworth, cele
bra ted their golden wedding. Among
the emblems of tho festivity, was a mag- I
ni?cont piece of confectionery, embel- !
lished by tho dates of their marriage and j
golden weddiug, thc 1819 and 1869
showing out iu bold relief. While the
festivity was at itu height, the figures
"1869" fell in fragments. Some of the
superstitions present regarded this an
omen of the early death of ono or both
of the aged couple. On the 30th nltimo,
Mr. Taylor died, at the age of eighty I
years. Was the incident au omen?
J _m m m_
The New Orleans Commercial Bulletin !
has the following: "The following solilo- j
quy of a drunken man is deserving of j
publication. Tho inevitablo over-laden
tile comes in for its share in the soene: j
Jinks has beeu indulging too frequently |
iu ardent spirits. At a street corner, bis j
hat drops iuto the gutter. Says Jinks: j
*I know yon. If I pick yon up, I'll
fall. If I fall, yon won't p-hie-me-j
hie-up! Good-night!' And ho walka'
off, with a smile of satisfaction, describ- !
ing innumerable zig-zag:; us he goes, j
leaving his hut in the gutter."
WARRING ON THE DEAD.-The Trustees
of tho National Cemetery at Antietam :
(or Sharpsbnrg) having refused to per
mit the bnrinl of tho Confederate dead,
the Governor of Maryland, in his recent;
message to the Legislature of that State, ;
recommends nn appropriation for the
burial of the Confederate dead at Antie
tam, excluded by tho action of the trus
tees of the other States from the National j
Cemetery, and for the removal and re-in- j
ferment within the State of the remains I
of Marylanders who fell at Gettysburg
on tho Confed?rate sido.
A sentimental young lady lost a enrly
poodle on which she sot great value, and
which she fed with her own hands. Not i
long after the poodle had departed this
transitory life, Fridolins was seen to ,
contemplate with great pensiveness the
countenance of a bewhiskered und
ringleted young mau. "Fridoliua, my
j dear," said her maiden aunt, a very1
j proper old lady, "don't look so at young |
Frizly, he'll think you are in love with j
' him." "I can't help it, Aunt Sophia,"
I replied Fri?olinn, with tears in her
lovely oyes, "his,expression ia so like my
A Brown wedding recently took place
at a farm-houso near Kansas City, Mo.
Tho bride-groom was named Brown, and
also the brido. None but relations at- j
teuded the wedding, and no relations of !
the family were present exoepting those \
whoso names were Brown. Fathers,
mothers, uncles, aunts and cousins to j
tho Udwly-married couple, to tho mun- !
ber of sixty-one, were in attendance. !
Tho minister's namowus Brown. Taken ,
altogether, it was a Brown affair.
The editor of a Republican paper in
Iowa, speaking of the changos apparent
at the beginning of every new year, says:
"We tremblo when we think where we ;
may be a year from now." We should j
think all loyal editors would tremble ]
more or less in anticipation of their j
future. They ought to make a practico
of sitting oloso to the fire, and "kinder"
get nsed to it.-New York Democrat.
A Denver bnlly shot a man who re?
fused to drink with him. and then said:
"Great heavens! am I never' to come to
Denver without being obliged to kill
somebody 1" What a nico young man he
would be to travel with.
Brooklyn, New York, ?gecf, respectively,
seven, nine' and eleven years, broke
through the iee, while skating, on Satur?
day, in Norwich, Connecticut, and were
Washington darkies aro indignant be?
cause they were not allowed to be at
Grant's "reccp.," on New Year's Day.
Election ia ovor! What does he want
At Chicago, ou New Year's Day, a
lady's poodlo-dog bita gentleman eal 1er'H
leg. Tho dog didn't get sober in three ;
Tho following officers have been elect?
ed in Marion: C. Graham, Intendant; '
1\ C. Moody, Samuel Witcovor, John ! 1
Wiloox, Sr., R. E. Grogg, Wardens. j,
"I um strong and healthy, yet to pre- ; ?
icrvo my goon condition," 1 uso SOLO- c
JON'S BrrrERo. N21 t
ZJOOAI Ito m
BUSIN Eas CASOS AND CIRCULARS.-As
the season is approaching for the annual
travel and distribution of business cards
and circulars, our merchants and others
will please give attention to the foot that
oar job office is supplied with the best of
boards, of all colors, fine commercial
note and other paper, and the very new?
est and most fashionable styles of type,
thus enabling us io supply ali of such
STATE ENDOSSEMENT OF RAILROAD
B ONDS.-Many years ago, the State ol
Sooth Carolina endorsed the bonds ol
the South Carolina Railroad Company to
thr amount of ?2,000,000 sterling. We
learn that tho bonds have matured and
been all arranged for. The guarantee of
the State, being no longer needed, we
learn that in accordance with the wishes
of the company, tho Legislature will
repeal the old Act, and thus arrange for
the surrender and canceling of the old
bonds. This action of the South Caro?
lina Railroad Company is most oppor?
tune, as it is calculated to enhance the
price of State securities, and gives evi?
dence of a return toward its good old
timos of prosperity.
SUPREME COURT, January 13.-The
Conrt met at 10 a. m. Present: Chief
Justice Moses and Associate Jussice Wil?
Tho case of William R. Burgess, plain?
tiff in error, vs. William R. Carponter,
defendant iu error, was, cu motion, or?
dered to be docketed.
The case of William H. Smith el al.
plaintiffs in error, r.s. Adams, Frost &
Co., ct ai, defendants in error, was, ou
motion, restored to the docket.
The case of S. B. Clowney, C. C. P.,
vs. James Cathcart et al. was resumed.
Mr. Rion iu reply.
In the caso of Moses, P. Sanders and
wife vs. Robert Rogers, Trastee, Mr.
lfarlleo was heard for appellee. Mr.
Warley in reply.
I The cases of Robort R. Rosborough
et - J., ails. Jamos M. Rutland, Robert R.
R-^borough vs. James'M. Rutland et al.
sin ?Robert R. Rosborough ads. James
M. Soiland, were heard together. Mr.
! W. R DeSaussuro for appellants; Mr.
j A V\ LU AB LE SOUTHERN INVENTION.
j A unnilt of onr citizens (many of them
! practicA men) were present in Mr.
Crawford^ field, on Wednesday after?
noon, to witness tho operations of the
"ChumpiouY cotton-seed planter, pa?
tented by Mr. J. Price. This maohine
is a regular\ubor-saver, and ita efficacy
is vouched Vor by Messrs. Thomas
McKinstry, ofWairfield, R. O'Neale, Jr.,
Andrew Crawford, J. M. Crawford and
Colonel WilliaXi Wallace, of Richland,
who have witnessed itu operations. It
opens tho grouudV sows the cottou-seod,
(also the guano, X and then covers it
again. Wo are plensed to loam that it ia
the intention of tlap proprietors to com?
mence tho manufacture of this machine
in this city. Succes\ to them, soy we
not only on account of their contem?
plated addition to the manufactures of
Columbia, but ulso because we have
every reason to believe tho iuvention a
truly advantageous oue. v
CRUMBS.-Wo havo receive.! a icopy of
the very handsome now "specimen book,"
just issued by tho United \States Type
Foundry, corner Centre, Reade and
Duane streets, Now Yorkr ot which
Messrs. James Connor's Sons are the
proprietors. This book contains "cuts"
of nearly every kind, with the prices at?
tached. This book can bo examined in
the PHONIX office, but cannot be carried
out of the building-somo one having
neglected or forgotten to return one bor?
rowed moro than a,year ago.
Our planting friends are iuformed,
that Messrs. Copeland Sc Bearden, of
"Cotton Town," are the agents for tue
"Carolina Fertilizers," pictorially de?
scribed in the PHONIX.
A new thing for brides is a plain gold
bracelet, which fastens with a lock and
gold key, and which the husband places
on her arm at the altar, locking it, and
placing tho key on his watch-chain. The
bracelet cannot be removed without the
husband's assistance, and thus both are
constantly reminded of each other.
Gloves are prominent points of fashion
just now. Many new styles and shades
aro displayed in the shop-windows,
among them the water green, which is
almost lavender by gas light, besides
shades of straw-buff and creamy-buff,
rose color, und the white wedding glove
with silver buttons.
Maj. M. D. Bearden, President of the
Knoxville and Charleston Railroad, is at
the Colombia Hotel.
Indian summer has jumped over the
space of two months and appeared to us
iu January. So any one would have
thought (who thought much about the
matter at all) during the past throe dsys.
Baron Liebig has stated that there is
as much nourishment in one quart of
beer as in 1,600 loaves of bread. Lie?
big is a v*ry appropriate name for such
^Ti? iaU il ? sjiM'ls^Mis'fftsssssiij is?
partaient, who soiaaor ?hoets of postal
ourrenoy, "revenas cutiera." That's as
bad as Simpkins calling bis wife his as?
sessor of internal revenue-because shs
rides his pockets while he's asleep.
Would you meet with success
In the conflict of life,
And a victor come out
From its carnage snd strife,
Take this as your watch-word,
You'll succeed, never fear,
If jon follow it well;
lt is this-"Persevere!"
WEDDING CARDS AND ENVELOPES.-A
ot of wedding cards and envelopes, of
a tost styles, has just boen received;
viiich will be printed in imitution of en?
graving, nnd at less than one-tenth the
inst. Call and seo specimens at PHOZNTX
> fri co.
MAH. ARRANGEMENTS.-The Northern
Ball is opened for delivery at 8 a. m.;
closed at 8.30 a. m. Charleston, opened
at 5.80 p. m.; closed at 8.30 p. ui.
Greenville, opened afc 5.80 p. tn. ; closed
at 8.30 p. m. Western, opened at 9.30
a. m. ; closed at 4 p. m. Charleston,
(evening.) opened at 8 a. m. ; closed at
4.80 p. m. On Han day, the post office is
open from 9 to 10 a. m.
HOTEL ABBIVALS, January 13. - Colum?
bia Hotel.-Mis? M. Eutymeuzer, L. N.
Entymenzer; H. B. Fant, Anderson; R.
Pinckney, F. G. DeFontain. Charleston;
E. G. Nelson, Ga; H. G. Coleman, J.
, H. Ham, Md.; R. S. Moore, Yorkville;
? C. R. Colton, A. 8. Fredriob, A. MoBee,
W. T. McKeon. S. C.; A. C. Fsir, Dar
' lington; J. W. Townsend, N. Y.; W. W.
i Adam s; J. R. Hundley, R. W. Boone,
Newberry; Wm. Preyer; W. A. Bradley,
Nickerson House.-L. W. Clark, A. J,
' Stranger, N. Y. ; C. G. Memminger, Jr.
i Charleston; Mrs. G. G. Lomax, Ark. ; C
H. Lannearef, C. H. Hicks and servant
Miss. ; H. Hainer, Tenn. ; J. V. Cris
well, Pa.; Mrs. C. Randall, Mrs. Boyce
Miss Boyce, Newberry; J. R. Wilkinson
Va. ; Mr. and Mrs. J. Brown, F. J. Ma
son, S. C.; J. P. Reed, Anderson; J. L
Denton, N. C. ; Mr. and Mrs. C. Randall
National Hotel-T. H. Finnigan, Wil
liam Wallace, Fairfield; B. S. Whs!sj
Newberry; T. F. Duncan and wife, Mis
Duncan, Miss Patterson, Mississippi
John Clinksels, Francis M. Kay, Andei
son; J. H. Kay, Mississippi; Mrs. Thc
mas Evins. Darlington; G. T. Radcliffe
Hodges' Station; N. F. Barnum, King
ville; C. T. Guffin, Abbeville.
WEEKLY GLEANER contains more readiu
matter than aoy other family paper pul
lishod in the Sooth-thirty-two lon
columns, printed in clear type. It :
filled with original as well as selecte
mutter-editorials, correspondence, gen
ral news, markets, telegrams, interee
iug stories, sketches, poetry, etc I
columns are now graced by a high
entertaining nouvellelle, the produoth
of a lady of this city, and which b
boen pronounced by disinterested oriti
aa equal to the very beat of "Mari?
Harland's" works. Thia story is entitl<
"Orkney, or the Fortunes of Juliet Ola
burn-a tale of the Palmetto State," SJ
will run through abont twenty numb?
of the "GLEANER." AS we are desiro
of introdnoing the paper-which ia
every sense a "Jume companion"-in
every family in the State, we have d
termined to reduce the yearly enbscri
tiou price, aa follows-payable, in i
eases, in advance: Single copy $2.1
ton copies, (to one post office,) $25.(
twenty copies $45.00; fifty copies $1(
Tho CLEA NEU and the "Hural Cart
7iian"-the popular agricultural monti
-will be furnished, for one year,
?"our dollars. Address orders to PHOZ*
and GLEANER Office. Columbia, S. C.
called to the following advertisemeo
published tho first time this morning
E. E. Jackson-Garden Seeds.
Jaoob Levin-Spectacles Lost.
Edward Hope-Garden Seeds.
The beauty of woman-how marred
blotches, pimples, spots, &c. The p
valence of these symptoms of a diseat
condition of the blood is notioeal
everywhere. Seo the young man or 1
young girl, with boils, pimples, spc
and a pate, waxy, blanched appesrai
? of the conntonance and integume
generally, as well of tho lips, tongue e
mouth, a poise feeble and rapid, Joss
appetite, with indigestion, fiatnlei
ana irregular notion of the bowels, 1
spirits and severe headache, great deb
ty, with languor, you may set it do
! the blood wauts richness. A thonsf
complaints flow from this one thi
Tho QUEEN'S DELIGHT is the great bk
purifier and renovator. Get a bol
and nae it. It is an invaluable medic
for poverty of blood. It is the cheap
and best medicine you can use, as
cleanses and purities the very fount
of life. Be sure to ask for "HBINITE
QUEEN'S DELIGHT." For sale by Fun
St HBINTTSH, Druggists, Jl
ALLEN'S LUNG BALSAM.-The rem
for enring Consumption, Coughs, Bk
chites, Asthma, and Cronp. As an
peotorant it has no ' equal. It ia ct
posed of the active principles of m
and plants, which are chemically
trac ted, so as to retain all their med
MINISTERS AND PUBLIC SPEAKERS 1
are so often afflicted with throat dises
will find a sure remedy in this Bois
Lozengers and wafers sometimes give
lief, but this Balsam, taken a few tic
will insure a permanent care. Witl
those afflicted with Coughs or Conan;
tion, give this Balsam a fair trial, !
will be pleased with the result, and <
fess that the SUBS REMEDY IS FOUNT
LAST. It is sold by all Druggists and
FISHES SC HIBNTISH, Colombia. Jill!
DELAYS ABE DANGEROUS.-That pi
emaciated consumptive, who is now
yond all hope of recovery, might i
be hale and hearty had he not neglet
that slight cough. Be advised, if
have a cough or cold ; get at once a b<
of DB. TUTVS EXPECTORANT and you
M on be relieved. Do uot put ii off".
"Just the thingl" Such is the e:
mation of the Dyspeptics rt fhj^use S
MONS' BITTERS. _ jbei
T^otbara'*j garden Setfy, jj
Ja? 14 _ttl)WARD p^F
Lost Spectres, fj
&^S?a??. A pair of Gsld-/rshae al
^^TAOLEH, in a darfk Mor
sass, was lost on AasembW or fffashin
streets, yesterday morning. \ Th? nadar
be rewarded by leaving them at/ tba Au?
Boom of J AC/0 B LEVI
It is Important
In Planting, to
I SK GOOD AND BELELE SE
Buist's Garden 8ec<
llave stood the test of yoars.
A LARGE ASS0RTME?
Just in at
E. K. JACKSON d Drug Store.