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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Sunday Morning, February 13,1870.
Columbia ?nd Columbian? ns Viewed by
at Northern Republican.
Oar attention has been called to the
sketches of Colonel McClure, which the
Charleston Republican republishes, os it
et ut cs, from the Cbambersbuig Reposi?
tory. Col. McC. is one of a railroad
ring who hare been here seeking to get
control of the Green viii o and Columbia
Railroad, and having, we presume,
other speculative projects in viow where?
by their fortunes may be improved.
When a Northern man comes amongst
us to make an investment in our midst
of bis capital, and to give the State the
benefit of his industry, skill and energy,
he is welcomed by our people. Wo feel
the need of capital, and wo know that
the European and the Northerner can
give us useful lessons in economy, thrift
and industrial development. We have,
therefore, no objection to mako to Col.
McClure's industrial enterprises. If he
shall benefit himself thereby, wo know
that ho cannot prevent that benefit from
extending to our people in general.
But we have some remarks to make upon
Col. McClure's reflections and sentiments
with respect to our people and tho con?
dition of things here. Ho should bc
corrected, and we deem it our duty to
make the correction. Of courso, Col,
McClure is entitled to his opinions. It
is equally true that we aro fairly at liberty
to oommont upon them. His position
is one of aggression. Ours, of sclf-do
Extract No. 1 refers to tho present
Legislative Assembly. Ho is compli?
mentary to the members both of the
Senate and House. Wo shall not find
fault with this, oxcept to say that wo do
not concur with him in his eulogium,
and that in onr opinion ho pays a poor
compliment to the North, when ho states
that "the Senate as a body is but little be?
low some Northern Senates I have seen, in
point of intelligence." Noticing tho multi?
plicity of offices held by Mr. Corbin and
others of the carpet-bag fraternity, ho
deems it his daty to explain this. Ho
says: "These doubly or trobly houorcd
gentlemen are not singular, however.
There was a lack of white material when
the wheels of government wero put in
motion, und it became an agreeable neces?
sity for a number to accept multiplied of?
fices." No doubt, very agreeable, when
it is estimated that ono of these "trebly
honored" gentlemen receives salaries to
the extent of about ?30,000-that is,
$5,000 moro than Presideufc Grant re?
ceives as the Chief Magistrate of over
30,000,000 of people. Another point:
we notice that Col. McC. cannot compli?
ment the present Senate without a
sueer for tho names of Carolinians emi?
nent in the past of our State, for their
virtuos, their services or their intel?
lectual strength. He remarks with ap?
parent glee: "The Senate hall, designed
to echo the eloquence of the Hamptons,
the Rhetts, the Hammonds and other
distinguished sons of chivalry, has been
fitted up in a modest elegance, and
eighteen whites and lit'teen negroes lill
Extract No. 2 is headed: "COLUMBIA
AND ClIAMBERSBURG-WAI! AND ITS RE?
TRIBUTIONS." "Columbia," says this
Northern observer, "is the capital of
tho State that gave birth to the monster se?
cession." And then he goes on to nar?
rate, with much satisfaction, how "the
blow of tho vandal that doomed Cham
bersburg in tho summer of 18G-1, was
terrible in its rebound. Ho says:
"In the winter of 1865, General Sher?
man ' came, and his foot-steps were
marked by desolation. By whoso order
the capital of the chivalry was doomed
to the flames, I will not attempt to
decide; but it is not quostioned that
released prisoners, long tortured and
starved in Southern prison-pens, and
portions of tho legions of Sherman, espe?
cially the sons of the Keystone State,
flung the toroh into many of the pala?
tial and forest-shaded mansions of the
sublime votaries of disunion. On that
dreadful day and night, when tho flames
were kissing each other above tho house?
tops of Columbia, tho cry '//i memory of
Chambersburg,' carried despair to the
inmates of every homo at whoso door it
was uttered. It was tho signal of desola?
tion, and the flying mother and children
of the South cursed tho namo of M'Caus
land, as they bowed in agony beforo the
consuming retributiou that had fallen
upon them. In vain did brigade and
division commanders attempt to stop tho
work of destruction, and General Sher?
man himself finally appeared amidst tho
flames and saved a considerable portion
of the city. Tho convent was swept
down in tho stream of fire, and tho nuns
appealed to General Sherman for protec?
tion. 'Go,' said he; 'select a retreat and
I will guard it.' They opened tho gates
of the Hampton mansion, and thus saved
the parental home of the brilliant Con?
federate trooper. It stands in the middle
of a full square, surrounded by a forest
of oaks and shrubbery, but it has not
escaped tho rust and dilapidation that
reign throughout the Sooth. On the
main business streot, extending from the
capitol a milo or more to the Noith-west,
not a tenement survived the flames, and,
for several squares, in almost every direc?
tion, the escape of a building was excep?
tional. A beantifui ena rah was urea,
because it was supposed to be the place
where the secession convention mst, bot
its parishioners suffered for the sins of
nnothor. The old weather-beaten brick
church that entertained tho fathers of
secession, still stands in painful solitude,
surrounded by charred vails and the
blackened trunks of the once graceful
shade trees that beautified the streets. I
have walked through the rains of the
main street in CbambeiBburg, and heard
the shrill greeting of the owl from the
broken columns and withered bowers of
the fated village, and felt that sorrow
had reaped its fullest harvest there; but
I did not know how greatly the people
of tho North were blessed above the
people of the South. Chambersburg has
recovered. Her people had energy, in?
dustry and hope, and they roared new
homes over the ashes of their old ones.
Here and there, the blow was crushing;
but, ns a rule, tho same people aro there,
enjoying the beautiful structures they
have reared to retrieve their adversity.
Not so, in Columbia. Hor people still
sit, in despair, iu tho midst of their
desolation. Hur men walk tho streets,
from day to day, in sallen, hopeless
helplessness, and her mothers and
daughters seem to be widowed in pride,
poverty and hate. A few of tho more
enterprising, chiefly of tho despised
industrial classes, have built stores on
tho broad avenue of trade, but still four
fifths of tho street Hos in horrid vacancy,
and tho houses which escaped all bear
the marks of indolence and decay. Not
until the Northman comes, with his capi?
tal and energy, or until another genera?
tion supplants the present, can Colum?
bia be restored to her former beauty and
Wo shal! let this fine writing pass. Wo
have only to remark how beautifully con?
sistent this correspondent is. It was n
pions thing for Southern cities, villages
and towns to be consigned to flames.
It was a good thing-a righteous pro?
ceeding-when tho valley of Virginia
was laid waste by Hunter and by Sheri?
dan. It was right for Atlanta to be
burnt. But when, in a single instance,
tho work of retaliation was indulged in,
and Chambersburg was partly fired, then
wo hear of "tho blow of tho Vandal,"
and the crime of tho burning, the pillage
and tho sack of Columbia is sought to
bo excused by the story of Chambers?
burg! But one moro point: Observe the
extract from Col. McClure's lotter, in
the latter portion of which he says
speaking of Columbia-"Her people sit
still in despair in the midst of their de?
solation." Is this tho case? Has Col.
McClure given tho result of his observa?
tion in this statement? We aro of this
people. We know them, ami we know
nothing of this "despair." On tho con?
trary, our people generally have gone to
work with rare energy, have rebuilt
many a waste place, and in spite of the
political incubus, which so gratifies this
Pennsylvanian Republican, wo aro hope?
ful, resolute, self-i-eliant, and with God's
favor, intend to live and not die. Again
he says: "Her men walk thc streets from
day to day in sullen, hopeless helpless?
ness, and her mothers and daughters
seem to be widowed in pride, poverty
and hate." This is equally a fancy
sketch, conceived and brought out in
simplo prejudice and passion. We seo
no Southern men walking the streets
thus; but wo do sec others, for whom, no
doubt, Col. McCluro has more sympathy,
riding the streets in cosily equipages,
bought, not uufrequently, with ill-gotten
gains and money filched from those very
persons that he imagined ho saw walking
tho streets "in sullen, hopeless helpless?
ness." Bat Col. McC. has a remark to
make about the women of Columbia
"her mothers and daughters seem to be
widowed in pride, poverty and hate." Ah!
This, indeed, is "adding insult to inju?
ry." It is true, that wo have widows,
whoso husbands fell at tho hands of the
Northern invader. It is true, that an
unsuccessful war has made many of them
poor in worldly goods. It is true, that
they are proud with a just pride. But it
is not true, that they aro widowed in
"hate," as this son of Pennsj-lvania ima?
gines them to be. They doubtless do
hate that which is corrupt, indecorous
and unseemly, but this writor insults a
pure, high-toned and gentle class, when
. ho affirms against it aught that is unwo?
manly and unpatriotic.
But wo como now to extract No. 3.
This has for its heading-"CLOUS TO
PROGRESS IN THE SOUTH-THE WOMEN
AND THE FOGIES IN THE WAI'.'1 Col.
McCluro says: "Very slowly, tho more
liberal men of South Carolina are learn?
ing tho lessons of Fate. For Dearly fivo
years, they have made war upon "Pro?
gress." We have italicized the word
progress, for in that word is contained
the sore point with this Pennsylvania
radical. According to his view, to op
, poso radicalism, is "to moke war against
progress." "The lesson of Fate" is the
acceptance of radicalism pare and un
adulterated, and this is what the mon of
South Carolina are slow to learn. Heaven
i help us from such political lessons and
from such self-appointed teachers, that
Pennsylvania may send us to buy our
railroads and to teach us lessons of man
nen and polities 1 Let Col. MoOInre un
deratand this-that oar manners ara our
own, and that our politico are equally
oars tb settle for ourselves.
The extract closes with a criticism
upon th?v women of the - South. Th?
men, he thinks, are gradually becoming
reconstructed, but tho women! Here lies
Alluding to the fact that the Southern
people aro slow to extend hospitality
even to the most reputable Northern
visitors, and that this is the great bar lo
Soulhern regeneration, he says:
"For exercising this fatal influence
over the destiny of South Caroliua, tho
women are rather to bo pitied than
blamed. Tho Northern women cannot
appreciate tho sorrows of Southern wo?
men. Whether real or imaginary, the
sorrow is the same. They havo been
reared in the utmost dependence-not
upon themselves, but upon others.
They wero taught, in theory and in
practice, that they were to command and
others to obey-that they were to enjoy
and others to labor. Of the world, they
knew nothing, beyond reaping where
they had not sown, and now they aro
bereft of property and service, and are
plunged into poverty, with utter helpless?
ness to make it perpetual. They tiaro
not learn to bo useful to themselves nud
their children, for that would be disgrace?
ful; they cannot learn, if they would, for
there arc none to teach them. The inde?
pendent, self-reliant, progressive woman
of tho North is an abomination in their
sight, and is shunned as an unsexed
social monster. Congress may practically
reconstruct tho mou of the South, but
what power exists sufficiout to the task of
reconstructing the Southern women?
When this problom is solved, the work
of reconstruction cuu be completed.
Tho solution is a question of j'ears."
This now involves au unfounded state?
ment, with respect to our Southern
women. As a general rule, tho ladies of
tho South have adapted themselves with
wonderful pliability, grace and patience
to their changed circumstances. Though,
bi ni2?v easer reared in affluence sud
unaccustomed to help themselves, they
have, very generally, gone to work, sub?
mitted, without a murmur, to labors and
? privations, and have so acted as to com
j maud the admiration of all unprejudiced
I and fair-minded persons. Well might
j this writer have said that if Southern
men have lost their virtues, they have
all found a resting-place iu Southern
women. Self-sacrificing, patient, faith?
ful always, the women of the Souah arc
as far above the slight of this Northern
writer, as the sun is out of the reach of
the vain archer who would .-eek to pierce
his shiuiug sphere.
In conclusion, Colonel MeC. looks to
Northern emigration as tho only hope of
South Carolina and of thc South. Ad?
mit tho Northern family to our social
circle, and bring the Northern mau down
South, and wo will be redeemed. He
"Northern capitalists are now gradu?
ally possessing tho Southern railroads.
Factories will follow and employ the fine
water powers aud cheap labor so abund?
ant here. Farmers will sell their
Northern farms at 850 to S150 per acre,
and buy equally fertilo lands, with the
most inviting climate, for from ?5 to
815 per acre, and Northern mechanics
must como to keep paco with Northern
progress. Northern merchants will
settle in Northern communitios, which
will have Northern schools and teachers,
and Northern churches and pastors, and
necessity will make the Southerner ad?
vance. The presont generation will
move slowly, but the next will bo glad
to accept Northern ways and respect
Northern energy. Tho hope of. the
South is in Northern emigration, and
the sooner it comes tho sooner will the
blessings of peaco and prosperity heal
the wounds and restore the desolated
places of tho sunny South."
In relation to this point, wo aro not so
much impressed ns Col. McC, as to tho
paramount necessity of Northern men
here. But we say, lot them come! Let
them come with their money or their
muscle. Tho laud is open to them.
Wo promise them a fair field. We shall
learn from them, aud porhaps they will
learn something from us. Let them
come, and if they eau beat the sons of
tho soil hero in the department of in?
tellect aud industry and morals, let them
carry oft' the honors. But lot tho
McClures of tho North understand this:
that there is lifo iu thc South yet-that
wo have faith in Southern pluck, energy
and spirit, and that we do not expect
Northern ideas and views to prevail over
Southern oues until they shall be shown
to bo better, truer and wiser. But lot
tho McClures of tho North understand
this, also: they inay bo ablo to teach us
lessons in economy, thrift, in saving and
in making money; but let them not, yet
awhile, undertake to teach us lessons in
manners, and ways, nnd habits. This is
personal and private, and our sentiments
and tastes are oars, and we are satisfied
THE HAVANA MASSACBE.-The four
young men who were shot ut and injured
in the streets of Havana on Monday had
been sent there by the firm of Lanmau
&. Kemp, of New York, for the purpose
of opening a brunch house in that place.
They have all been in the employ of tho
firm for years, says the New York Com?
mercial, and havo always had the greatest
.confidence reposed in them.
Correspondance o? ina Phoenix.
WASHT?OTOH, D. C., February 9, 1870.
For ioma weelu past the people of the
District have been exercised with refer?
ence to their form of government. The
j comity and city of Washington have a
Urger population than some of the
Territories, uud more than sufficiently
large to entitle them to a representation
in Congress. The District is at present
under three separate and distinct go?
vernments. The County is governed by
a Levy Court, the members of which arc
appointed by tho President of tho United
States. A portion of tho city is go?
verned by Congress, nud a portion by a
Mayor and two boards, these latter bc
iug elected by tho people. Tho people
of tho Count3' have no vote or voice in
the laws or electing thc law makers, and
consequeutly live under u mouurchial
form of government. Tho pcoplo of
the city, while they have a vote for mem?
bers ot the two boards and for tho May?
or, elect officers who can only control
about one-half the property of tho city,
Congress cont ruling the other half; for
tho Government owns it, but pays no
tuxes upou it.
lt hus been proposed by a largo majori?
ty of tho people owniug property in tho
District, to have tho present government
changed to a territorial form, thus <;iv
iug us a delegate in Congress, a Governor
aud a Legislature composed of two
branches. This would placo us in a po?
sition where wc could demand our rights,
and we would have some ono whoso
business it would be to look after them.
Tho matter is now being pressed upon
the attention of Congress by gentlemen
and property-holders, without respect to
party. Tho present city government
lias become intolerable. Tho "Mayor,
who was a Democrat, but was elected un
the Republican ticket, has lost tho con?
fidence of every one. Wc heard ono of
tho most wealthy and influential gentle?
men in the city remark a few days since,
that he iutouded to seo thc President and
say to him, that ho would mako him u
present of u lino horse if ho could Hud
half-a-dozen gentlemen in tho city of
Washington who would believe Mayor
Bowen ou his oath. This was strong
language, but nevertheless language
which you eau hear on tho street daily.
Tho project of a terril n?nl form of go?
vernment is advocated by many members
of Congress, and it is earnestly hoped
that the matter will culminate in thia
before the expiration of the present scs
In our last we had not time to give
fuots and figures upon the bill to abolish
tho franking privilege, but in this we
will try and give somo which may bc re?
lied upon. The Postmaster-General, in
his report to Congress, fixed the sum ol
65,000,000, as thc cost of unpaid matter,
that is, matter which ia franked by the
department by postmasters aud by mem?
bers of Congress, and which passes
through the maila freo o? postage. It is
difficult to lind out by what course ol
reasoning ho has arrived at this exnel
sum. He starts out, however, by stat?
ing that somo 31,000 persons are clothet:
with tho franking privilege to covci
official correspondence. Tho number ol
persons connected with the House and
Senate, who are allowed this privilege is
2i>S, leaving about 31,300 persons cou
nected with tho post office and other do
partmcuts of govcinmeut, who uri
privileged to frank letters and docti
monta which pass through the mails fret
of eharge. Almost all of this uumbei
j of 31,300 persona aro postmasters mulei
tho direct control of the Postmaster
General, and who aro ouly authorized tc
frank matter upon official busincsr,
Now if these persons aro not allowed th?
usc of a frank, what follows? The Go
vern meut must of necessity pay for this
matter out of the National Treasury. It
this event, it is evident that tho manu
facturiug and transportation of postag?
stamps, which will have to be substitut
cd for the frank, will be much moro ex
pensive than the frank itself, and thus
instead of a saving, we have additiona
A carefully prepared statement fron
the folding room of tho Capitol, show!
that tho number of documents of al
kinds issued to each member of tho for
tieth Congress was 2,452, and that thesi
documents weighed 8,013 pounds. 1
also shows that -17 pounds less of docu
meuts wero delivered to each Senato:
than to tho Representatives. Tho postag<
on these documents, at the rato of six
teen cents per pound, would havi
amounted (had they been mailed) fo:
each member, to about $1,282 for tw<
years, or ?0-11 for one year. As thoro ari
now iu tho House and Senato 28G mern
hers, it will bo Been that by calculating
all aliko, tho postage on documents wonk
amount to $183,32(3. Suppose wo giv<
an equal amount to letters and newspa
pcrs, wo havo tho sum of $300,052 to b?
charged to tho Congress of tho Unite?
States, fordocumonts, letters and speech
es, &c., sent out for the convenience
cnlightonmeut, and business iutcrcsts ol
tho country. Tho Postmaster-Gonera
fixes tho cost of unpaid matter a
85,000.000. and asks that this sum bi
appropriated ou account of tho samo
Now, if only 33G6.G52 io chargeable tc
Congress, then $4,683,848 must ht
charged to other sources. Whilo then
is apparently a large amount of matter
upon which postage might bo paid bi
members of Congross, if tho fraulein;,
privilege wero abolished, it is cvidan
from other facts and figures, that thor?
is a greal discrepancy between th?
figures above, and those which follov
when we look at this subject from an
other point. Almost all of the frei
matter, or a very large portion of it, it
mailed at the Washington City Post Of
fice. Tho War, State, Treasury, Post
Office, Interior, Navy, Land, Indian
Pension, Patent, Agricultural, the Exe
cutive and other offices of tho Govern
ment, send ont a large amount of frei
matter daily. All the documents an?
other mail matter of Congress, ?are de
posited io this o nico. Yet the Washing?
ton City Post Offioe oost the Govern?
ment only about $80,000 a year to run it,
orar and abor? its receipts from paid
matter. But this sum of ?80,000 cannot
be charged to free matter.?because about
$27,000 of it is paid for letter-carriers,
aud about $25.000 to mail and route
agents and contractors, leaving a sum of
only 828,000, which the Government
pays toward the support of this oflico,
which eau be chargeable to free matter.
If this oflico, which receives nineteen
twentieths of nil the free matter of the
country, is an expenso of only $28,000
to the Government, where doea the PoBt
master-General derivo his estimate of
$5,000,000? What tho object of tho
Postmastcr-Gcuorul is in making this
large estimate, cun only be surmised. He
hus asked for increased compensation for
mail contractors. If free mutter is cut
oil uud additional compensation is paid
to contractors, a largo gnp will bo left,
or, io other words, thc stcalago fund will
bo largely augmented. However, ns Mr.
Crcswell's pust course, politically and
otherwise, has b?ien so much above sus?
picion or reproach, wo cnn scarcely im?
pute to him motives other than thc most
pun; and upright.
Tho statement with reference to the
sale of tho Grant house and tho offices
in tho District of Columbia, which ap?
peared in the New York World, has not
created ns much excitement iu Washing
I toil as was expected. This subject hus
beeu so freely veutilatod in tho city that
all aro familiar with it. Without goiu^
?it length into a statement of the cuse, it
is understood here that Graut did une?
quivocally (whether in direct or indirect
language) agree to allow tho Mayor to
control the offices in tho District, pro?
vided that he (the Mayor) would release
him (Grant) from tho bargain or salo of
his house aud lot on I street. Grant of?
fered his house for sale, and Bowen (tho
Mayor) bought it under ibo advertise?
ment, for 810,000, and paid 81,000 down
to closo tho bargain. Beforo tho deed
was given, Grant was offered 800,000 for
the house. Ile could not lose $20,000.
of course, and in order to induco Bowen
to give up the house, bo undoubtedly
agreed that Bowen should control the
I District appointments. While thcro may
bo some doubt about thc exact language
in which tho contract was concluded, no
one here, cither friend or enemy, doubts
that there w as really a bargain and sale
of thu offices of tho District, and that
tho price paid was 820,000, or the differ?
ence between the first offer and the last
-"So let the world wag." HOMO.
UNITED STATES COURT, February ll.
Hon. George S. Bryan, presiding. Ex
patio Thayer, Dewing & Co., m re Tim
mous & Bristow. Petition to establish
lieu. Further time granted.
Ex parte Otis D. Prentiss. Petition
for dual discharge. Referred to Regis?
Ec parte John W. Burbridge, in rc
Thomas Pye. Petition by assignee to
sell lauds to pay debts. Sale ordered.
Ex parte John W. Burbridge, in re
James W. Hill. Samo order as above.
Ex parte James E. Crossland, in re
John Stallings. Petition to sell proper?
ty. Salo ordered.
Thc appointment of James M. Brown
as assigueo for Emory W. DuBose was
Ec parte Thomas C. Doun, in re W.
J. Gore. Petition to file final account
and discharge. Granted.
Ez parla Lawrence W. O'Hoar, in re
Richard Roper. Petition to be allowed
to compromise claim.
In re Charles M. Patrick, Caleb G.
Stephens nnd Samuel T. Izlar. Petition
for final discharge. Granted.
Ec parte John P. Dorrot, in re T. D.
Nownun. Petition for salo of real estate.
Referred to Registrar.
The following petitions for final dis?
charge were read and granted: Francis
Hammond, of Richland; H. C. Mark, of
Richland; James Seigler, of Lexington;
Samuel Jackson and John E. Jeffreys,
Ex parte Robort Ferguson, of York.
Petition for final discharge. Referred to
Ex parte J. S. R. Thompson and T. J.
Jeffreys, in re J. J. Garviu. Petition to
call in lion. Registrar's report con?
Ec parte S. J. Hemphill, DI re Samuel
Black. Petition for payment of estab?
lished lien. Granted.
Ex parle Martin Livingstone, in re
Rufus C. Salley. Petition for leave to
set up judgment. Assignee's report con?
Ex parte W. B. Livingstone, in re
Frederick Livingstone. Same petition
and order granted.
Ex parla Jefferson Stokos, in re Har?
rell Easterlin. Sume as above.
Ec parte P. V. Dibble, in re Abraham
Antilcs. Petition to sell personul pro?
perty. Registrar's report coafirmod and
In re James C. Kennedy, ex parte C.
B. Glover. Petition to sot aside an al?
leged fraudulent salo. Granted.
DABING ROBBERY.-A correspondent
of tho Yorkvillo Enquirer reports a dar?
ing robbery at Chester on the 5th. Tho
provision house of Messrs. Wylie,
Roddy & Agu rs was broken into, and
their safo containing money and other
valuables takcu therefrom. The bur?
glars effected an outrance by boring
through the front door. Fearing that
any attempt to break open tho safo in the
house would give tho alarm, they had a
wagon in readiness and hauled it to the
grove in tho rear of the male academy.
Having roacheil a moro secure place, it
was forced open and tho treasure appro?
priated. The amount abstracted was
about $1,500 in currency, and $700 in
gold. Tho firm offer a reward of $300.
Youug Jerry Clapp, of Greensboro,
N. C., was instantly killed a few tlays
ago, by a tree falling on him.
"Just the thing!" Such is the excla?
mation of the Dyspeptics who use Souo
I MOSS' BITTERS. N21
XL. o o ?et 1 I t o m m m
A BEAUTIFUL RETROSPECT.-When the
sommer day of yonth is slowly wasting
away into tho night-fall of age, deeper
and deeper, as life wears to a close, it is
pleasant to look through the vista of
timo upon the joys and sorrows of early
years. If we have a homo to shelter or
henrts to rejoice with us, and friends
who havo been gathering around our
fire-side, then the rough places of our
way-faring will be worn and smothered
away in the twilight of life, while the
bright sunny spots we have passed
through, will grow brighter and moro
beautiful. Happy, indeed, are thoso
whoso intercourse with the world has not
changed tho course of their holier feel?
ings, or broken thoso musical chords of
tho heart whoso vibrations aro so melo?
dious, so teodor and so touching in tho
evening of age.
CRUMBS.-By investing seventy-five
cents, you can pay a visit to Now York,
aud obviate the uecessity of a long and te?
dious railroad rido. Tho trip can be made
on Thursday and Friday evenings next,
by calling at thc Nickerson House. Bul .
lard's Panorama of Gotham will then and
there bc exhibited.
Tho post office at White Ponds, S. C.,
has beon discontinued. Matter hereto?
fore sent to that ofiico should now be
sent to Windsor.
The Legislature was not in session,
yesterday, the arduous labors attend?
ant upon tho election of Judge hav?jpjJ
made a day's holiday absolutely fljfl
Bary. It was reported, yesterdjfl
Judge Melton's seat would be ceH
but, as he has already qualified,S
testants will be disappointed.
Messrs. ll. O'Nealo Sc Sou aro^H
ageuts of the celebrated "Etiwan FertrV
izer" and "Soluble Pacifie Guanos,
which have given such general satisfac?
tion. They publish, this morning, a
notice of interest to plauters.
A pleasant, cheerful wife is as the
rainbow set in tho heavens, when her
husband's mimi is tossed with storms
A gentleman remarked, tho other day,
that he didn't caro whether they removed
his disabilities or not-that all he wanted
was the removal of his liabilities.
As an indication that it is essentially
nccessary that tho limits of Columbia
should be extended, wo learn that a gen?
tleman is now making arrangements to
plant eighty acres in cottou within the
A lucky purchaser of a prize box, at
McKenzie's, last night, obtained a neat
little watch. It was yellow metal, but
whether gold, or not, we cannot say.
Mr. J. Smith, of the Charlotte Observer,
is in Columbia, on a brief visit.
The Palmettoea commence operations
on Monday. A meeting to try their
apparatus will be held to-morrow even?
ing, at 7 o'clock.
RELIGIOUS SERVICES THIS DAY.-Tri?
nity Church-Rev. P. J. Shaud, Rectov,
10J.? A. M. and ? P. M.
St. Peter's Church-Rev. J. J. O'Con?
nell, Pastor, 10 A. M. and 3 P. M.
Washington Street Chapel-Rev. Wm
Martin, 10)4 A. M. and 3?? P. M.
Marion Street Church-Rev. W. W.
Mood, 10% A. M. and 7 P. M.
Baptist Church-Rev. J. L. Reynolds.
10,'4 A. M.
Lutheran Lecture Room-Rev. A. E.
Rude, 10} ? A. M.
Presbyterian Church-Rev. Wm. E.
Boggs, Pastor, 10}.< A. M. and 7 P. M.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, Febrnary 12-Nick?
erson House.-S. Lehman Smith, A. T.
Smith, Philadelphia; Frank Hart, Ten?
nessee; W. H. Smith, New York; J. D.
Stafford, Richmond; James L. Orr, Jr.,
Anderson ; John M. C. Bowden, Balti?
more; Miss Lizzie Moody, Marion; J. M.
Seigler, Newberry; John L. Deaton,
Charlotte; Charles Gubhofier, Camden.
Columbia Hotel-Thad. C. Andrews,
Orangeburg; W. B. Johnston, Macon;
J. P. Boyeo, W. Beattie, Greenville; J.
H. Cathcart, Winnsboro; G. J. Patter?
son, J. P. Bratton, F. S. Mills, J. J.
McLure, Chester; C. B. Lockwood, New
York; J. E. Jones, Baltimore; Charles
Fader, Ohio; Jos. F. Walker, S. C.; J.
S. Davidson, N. C.; Col. Hoke, city; J.
P. Adams, E. McC. Clarkson, Riohland; J.
J. Pope, Newberry; H. B. Fant, Green?
ville; W. G. Nugent, N. Brune, Phila?
delphia; L. W. Iverston, Connecticut
W. J. Chatham and lady, New York; J.
E. Thames, Charleston; J. P. Strobell,
WEDDING CARDS AND ENVELOPES.-A
lot of wedding cards and envelopes, ol
latest styles, hos just been received
which will bo printed in imitation of en
graving, and at less than one-tenth the
oost. Call and see specimens at PBCENI>
NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.-Attention i
called to tho following advertisement*
publishod the first time this morning.
R. O'Nealo Sc Son-Fertilizer, Sec.
Cock Fight at the Exchange Cock-pit
Blakely Sc Gibbes-Chester Pigs.
C. J. Stoibrand-Notice.
William Glaze-Gold Watches, Seo.
D. C. Peixotto & Son-Auction Salea.
Hawley's Lightning Rod.
P. F. Frazco-Sheriffs Sales.
W. S. & J. M. Talbott-Mules.
Panorama of New York.
Campbell St Jones-Irish Potatoes.