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COLUMBA S. C.
Thursday Morning, March SI, 1870.
Thc Inviolability of KccortU.
Tita no BA .... 5t~.C~.--~ TH4M HJT^II-m??
oently, is one involving an important
prinoiple. The gist of tho matter is
simply this: The Secretary of State, as?
suming that the legislature had intended
to nae the term *'Blackville" where the
term "BamxceW appeared on the record,
erased Barnie ell and inserted in lien
thereof Blackville. Whereupon be was
oalied upon to furnish a copy of the
original bill, with a copy of the erasures
and alterations. This he deolined to do,
npon the advice of tho At tor noy-Gen or al.
As we nuderstand it, the writ of man?
damus was. therefore, served npon the
Secretary of State, enjoining him to re?
store the words by him erased. Upon
this issue was joined, and Messrs. Pope,
Melton, Chamberlain, Hntson and Al?
drich engaged; in high debate; Messrs.
Pope, Aldrich and Hntson for the writ,
and Messrs. Melton and Chamberlain,
contra. We hive a few words to say.
We care very liitle whether tho Courts
of Barnwell are held at Blackville or
Barnwell. That is a matter of local con?
venience. Bnt we do hold that an im?
portant prinoiple has been violated by
the Secretary of State. We take it that
he designed no harm. We presume that j
he did not feel the force of his own act.
Bot, in onr judgment, it is obvious that
he had not the shadow of a right to
ohange the record. When called upon
to make the ohange, he onght to have
replied, "I cannot. I dare not. I shall
not. 'What is writ, is writ.' " But he
acted otherwise. In that easy and pre?
vailing spirit peculiar to his political as?
sociates, he did not hesitate to go behind
the great seal of the State and to disre?
gard the word of the law, in his am?
bitious desire to carry out the spirit.
With the Secretary we have no special
issue to make. We aro disposed to say,
"go and 6?a no inore." But we do re?
gard it our duty to say that he has com?
mitted a serions mistake, and furnished
what might prove to be a dangerous pre?
cedent. We do not exaggerate at all
when we say, that the records that go into
the Secretary of State's office must be
preserved in their integrity, or the very
foundation of government will receive a
shock. Ia this case, the subject matter
is of litt?o moment, but tho principle is
of vast importance.
The President and Cabinet are at a
loss what to do with the troops, the
standing army being largely in excess
of the Notional necessities. We are told
that the project to distribute them in
small garrisons throughout the South is
now under consideration, and will doubt?
less be accepted; the only obstacle in tho
way of such a disposition being a dislike
upon the part of the War Department to
make the military in any locality subser?
vient to the civil authorities. Strange
that it never occurs to the President and
Cabinet to muster them out of service
and thereby savo a large and useless out?
lay to the Treasury. This solution
would have been speedily arrived at, as
far as the soldiers were concerued, had
it not been for the many officers who
would havo thus found "Othello's occu?
pation gone." Even as it is, tho num?
ber of officers in commission is three
times as great as would serve the present j
number of enlisted men on a war foot?
ing, but they servo to maintain the dig?
nity of the service, reward personul
friends of the Executive, and, moro thun
that, will prove handy in case of any of
those sudden emergencies so often aris?
ing under military governments. As for I
garrisoning the South, it is not only un?
necessary, but may provo highly preju?
dicial to the public peace, in fermenting
discords, otherwise readily avoided.
The Washington correspondent of the
Richmond Dispatch says :
"Demands como to tho War Depart?
ment every day for troops to suppress
disorders and insurrections. Somo times
it is to break up illicit distilleries or to
protect internal revenue detectives; at
others, because of imagined Ku Klux
operations in the Southern States, aud
for all manner of uses. The demands, if
complied with in full, would hardly leave
a corporal's guard in any one place.
Many of the stories are, of course, for
political effect. But they are losing!
their influence, and those in power begin '
to complain that the iustanuea aro too
frequent in which the demands for troops
to preserve the laws are made without
POISONED BY JASMINES.-On yesterday,
a little daughter of Dr. William G. Phil?
lips, aged eighteen months, died from
the effects of poison. Tho child was in
full health, but happened to get hold
of a few yellow jasmine Howers which it
eat, and .which caused death, notwith?
standing tho most activo remedies were
Tho number of deaths in Charleston
for tho wook, onding March 26th, were
twenty-five-eight whites and suventeou
blacks. Ia addition to these, four still?
births are roported.
Tko Li Wing Wiitin ot tho ?.?tit*
This work, from th? free and graphic
pen of onr accomplished critic, poet and
linguist, Jas. Wood Davidson, A. Mu, is
a literary Bem o' rare intellectual merit.
It is thorough, I free from exaggeration
or extravagance, comprehensive, ooncise,
and we have no hesitation in pronounc?
ing the fulfilment of the design oarried
out with marked effect.
In tho January number of the XIX
Century we have read some disparaging
strictures on this work, in an article en?
titled "Recreations of an Invalid." The
author of this article, M. Eliza Smith,
makes the somewhat startling assertion
"that Mr. Davidson has sown the wind
in publishing such a vol?me, and must
expect to reap a whirlwind of censures."
We do not know what Mr. Davidson
personally expects to reap, but we know
what he deserves to reap, what wo look
forward undoubtedly to his reaping from
all readers of reflection and discernment,
and that is, a rich harvest of approval,
of high appreciation and grateful thanks
for the masterly manner in whioh he bas
accomplished his difficult task. A task
for which the author's high culture,
comprehensive and catholic mind-terse,
vigorous and telling style, no less than
calm, judicial spirit and rare powers of
condensation, eminently qualified him.
True, Mr. Davidson's book may be in
a manner incomplete-that is, he has
negleoted to search diligently, and find
out in remote places, the name of every
Southern scribbler, who has ever put
pen to paper-who bus ever perpetrated
an obitnary notice, or written a couplet
of rhymes, sensible or senseless. We
don't think Mr. Davidson was called
upon to include in his collection, every
school boy or girl who had composed a
school thesis of a little more than ordi?
nary ability. As well write a book on
the Artists of the South, and inolude the
carno of every privato individual, who
had ever sketched in penoil, or orayon,
or water colors, or painted in oil, with
moderate capacity. It would be equally
sensible. We fancy n certain amount of
ability should be unmistakably demon?
strated before one is pronounced un
artist, ora writer, and ono's picture taken
Wo will not venture to assert that there
are none excluded from Mr. Davidsou's
list, who deserve a piuco in it-Miss
Cheeseborough, for instance, who has
written considerably, and a few others.
But wo are rather of the opinion that he
is justifiable in excluding the uamcs of
some very young writers, who, not wit h
staudiug they muy do n great deul in the
future, (and we hope that they may, and
have fath that they will,) aro yet novices,
destitute of that amount of literary
training, and that weight of literary
work accomplished, which aloue would,
or ought, to make them worthy to cuter
tho charmed circle of the literati of tho
In that other rich acquisition to South?
ern literature-Ida Raymond's South
laud Writers-there is contained the
names aud biographical sketches of 115
female writers, of whom, we confess,
one-half, at least, we never heard of be?
fore, though we always have, and do
read, enormously aud indiscriminately,
(if you don't believe it, Mr. Editor, we
will send you a list of books, and let
you judge for yourself,) and are South?
ern to the back-bone, and tenacious of
Southern reputation in every depart?
ment, and proud of Southern achieve?
ment. This confession of ignorance is
certainly not meant au any disparage?
ment to the writers in question, but ouly
in vindication to Mr. Davidson. If he
omitted some Southern writers, because
be had never heard of them, he is not
the only one in that predicament.
Be this as it may, we claim for Mr.
Davidson, that ho has accomplished
what ho proposed to do in "the Living
Writers of the South." Ho undertakes
to show what literature tho South has.
M. Eliza Smith say-), in this undertak?
ing, he lins signally failed. We say, he
has signally succeeded. If tho litera?
ture of tho South displays lamentable
poverty-as some critics have asserted
Mr. Davidson may lament, and no doubt
does, but he cannot be made responsible
that such is the caso.
We claim, furthermore, for this work,
that it is well written and admirably ar?
ranged; that it is nu impartial, dispas?
sionate, masterly portraiture of Southern
literature us it really exists. A tone of
universal justice, independent of praise
and social obligations, por vades its pages.
He does something moro than echo the
shallow compliments aud interested opi?
nions of thu day. Hts criticisms are
acute, and truthful-indeed, we know not
which to admire most, his discriminat?
ing judgment and accurate systematizing
of fucts, or his keen analizotion of style,
accuracy of detail, and that criticul in?
dustry which brings forward in clear cut
sentences, the prominent points and
characteristics of each author. In bre?
vity consists ono of the oharms and chief
value of tho book; there is no oppressive
fullness-if wo want a writer's mental
status, a list of his works, an analysis of
characteristics, wo have it all in a nut?
shell. No unavoidable wading through
pages of voluminous and tedious quota?
tions, lengthy discussions and laborious
criticisms coming to no visible result. lu
powerful condensation, terseness and
vigor, Mr. Davidson has no rival -he
possesses, in an extraordinary degree,
the rare genius of brevity. The Living
Writers of tho South is an attractive
portrait-gallery, and the vigorous pon
skctches which characterize the book,
aro more powerful, than lengthy aud
moro oruato designs would be. They are
as strong pieces of character drawing, as
we have seen in many a day. Of this
work, it cannot be said, as some critic,
more pithy than complimentary, has re?
marked of some other book, "it would
be twice as good, if it were balfes long."
Words ombody sentences, and sontonccs
fe i11 , i ; .'* .'''..'i i ' H!1 m
whole page? of snrpluaed writing. We
heartily command the work to every one
who wishes to obtain a true and impar?
tial insight into tbs state cf S?sthers
literature-erich will find nothing more
literal and exact,
A useful and characteristic feature is a
moot complete index, of rare copious?
ness, lists of books, with full titles, and
dates of publication, all of which en?
hances the value of the work a hundred?
fold as a convenient book of reference.
To sum up the whole matter, tho au?
thor has so successfully worked up tho
heterogeneous material in his possession,
BO saturated himself with tho tone and
color of bis undertaking, as hn9 furnish?
ed to the South-what no other book
ever so successfully has furnished-a
faithful, chaste aud vigorous text-book
of Southern literature.
COLUMBIA, March 29, 1870.
MR. EDITOR : I doubt it very much if
any road has been conducted any better
in the last year than the Green vi Ho Rail?
road, South Carolina, with a view to
maka money, ?fcc. All-the President,
Superintendent and Conductors-aro do?
ing their duty. I had no idea that a
change for tho better could be effected
in BO short a time. OLD AGENT.
THE SPRING TRADE.-According to tho
New York Daily Bulletin, (good enough
sommercial authority.) the spring trndo
thus far has been anything but satisfac?
tory. It says:
"All sections of the country have neon
imply represented by buyers, who speak
hopefully of the condition of business
in the interior, ond are apparently in?
tending to buy freely, but their purchases
bave been confined to small parcels for
supplying immediate vants, and the ag?
gregate of business hus been compara?
tively light. This rule applies even to
the Southern merchants, who usually
buy early, aud who this season are pre?
pared to take a larger supply of goods
than at any period since the war. There
ure tho main elements for an active,
healthy trade, and yet the commission
merchants and jobbers universally com?
plain of unsatisfactory sales."
The Now York Journal of Commerce
"Thoro is more activity in trade, al?
though the purchases have been made
cautiously, and, to & great extent, in
moderuto bills. There aro no such
sweeping eales ns usually characterize tho
height of a busy season, but tho deinuud
is all tho healthier for this reason, and
tho risk of a sharp re-action much di?
minished. We regret to notice a dispo?
sition on the part of some houses having
ampio capital, to speculate in cotton or
tuko a turu in stocks."
A HAND ROAD TO TRAVEL,-Wo have
a printer in our oflice who Jives four
miles from town, and who goes home
twico a week. Ile has a rough and ad?
venturous road to travel: First, he passes
a houso where a mau was killed by light?
ning; then, he pnsses by tho public gal?
lows; next, where a man hanged himself;
next, where a man was found dead; next,
he passes by a place where a man hung
his wife; next, ho passes a house used
by medical students, many years ago,
for dissecting human beings; next, a
place whoro a crazy mau killed his
mother, nest, tho place where tho Whigs
in the Revolution, shot four tories, and
next, the place Qeu. Graham thrashed
out the tories in tho Revolution. And
our printer has seen nothing like a ghost
yet.-Hillsboro Recorder, lGth.
THE PORT ROYAL RAILROAD.-The
Augusta Chronicle says: "Tho prospects
for the completion of the railroad be?
tween this city and Port Royal are daily
brightotr.ng. Two hundred and fifty
tous of iron have lately been received in
Charleston for laying tho track of this
road, and moro is daily expected to
arrive. Tho chief engineer states that
work will Boon be commenced between
this city and tho Savannah River, and
tho entiro work will be finished by next
A HIT AT CONGRESS.-When the Utah
bill was up the other day, Fitch, of Ne?
vada, as a final hit at the measure,
moved that its provisions relating to
bigamy and concabinngo bo extended to
ill tho United States but tho District of
Columbia. "Why except the District?"
inquired Cleveland, of New Jersey. "I
iccept it for the benefit of the members
)f Cougress," replied Fitch, amidst a
cmrst of applause.
ANOTHER FIRE IN MARION.-On Tnes
lay morning, says the Star, of tho 30th,
lulf an lion- after mid-night, a fire was
liscovcred in Moody & Smith's store.
Tho store was entirely consumed, ns also
?vas tho office of A. Q. McDuffie. Mr.
Wei hillie's books and paper were saved.
Wessrs. Moody & Smith lost their entire
dock, valued at about $8,000.
Needam and John .Yates, arrested,
sbarged with the murder of Sheriff Mi
sell, of Orange County, Florida, while
icing taken to Enterprise by tho acting
iheriff and his posse, attempted to es
tape, when the guard fired, killing them
><>tli. It is said the people of that Coun
y are well satisfied with the result.
An elderly Baptist lady, living up tho
ilnskingrtu), saya tho Marietta Register,
irrites as follows to a friend: "We can't
ret. to meeting this weather, but tho mi?
nster stayed with us throe days; wo gave
tim Cen pounds of butter and a ham,
md you botter believe we kept him pray
ng while he stayed."
Tho Washington correspondent of the
baltimore Gazelle says: "The revenue
ifiicinls in the South are calling for
irrned and mounted men-United States
roops preferred-to aid them in captnr
ng 'coffee-pot distilleries in the moun
ains.' The Government would find the
jame not worth the candle; but how the
armers' hen-roosts would suffer."
An Ohio girl of fifteen has experienced
aatrimony, desertion and divorce, in
ndiana-all in throe months.
Acta ?nd Joint Resolution* Pagard fcy tbo '.
liCglalatarc of Soatli Carolina.
AH A OT TO INCORPORATE TUB UNITY AND
SSIENDSOIP SOCIETY OF CHARLESTON,
AND TO CONFER OEI'.TAIN POWERS '
SECTION 1. Bc it enacted by thc Senate ,
and House of Representatives of the
State of South Garelina, now met and
sitting in General Assembly, and by the
authority of the same, That William
Eden, Robert Morrison, J. N. Izurd,
Robert Turner, Charles G. Leslie and
J. J. Connorville, and all other persons
who now are, or shall hereafter become,
members of tho corporation hereby cre?
ated, shall be, and aro hereby, incorpo?
rated as a body politic and corporate, and
shall be knowu, in deed and law, by tho
name of the "Unity and Friendship So?
ciety, of tho city of Charleston."
SEC. 2. That tho said corporation, by
its name aforesaid, shall have perpetual
succession of officers and members, to be
appointed or elected in such manner, and
according to such form, as may bo provi?
ded by tho rules nud regulations now ex?
isting, or hereafter to bo made, for the
government of said Society; aud said
corporation shall have a common seul,
with power to alter the sume, together
with tho said rules and regulations, in
such manner and as often as it shall deem
necessary und proper.
SEO. 3. That the said corporation shall
be capable to have, hold and enjoy any
estate, renl or personal, in perpetuity, or
for term of years, whether acquired by
donation, device or purchase ; Provided,
That the value of the estate so held shall
cot exceed the sum of fifty thousaud
(50,000) dollars at any one time ; and to
lease, alien or convey the same, in full or
for term of years in any way it may deem
proper; and may sue and be sued, plead
and be i m pleaded, answer and be an?
swered uuto, in any Court of the State.
SEC. 4. That this Act shall be deemed
a public Act, and shall continue in force
for the term of fourteen vears.
CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY,
President pro tem. of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, JB.,
Speaker House of Representatives.
Approved the 18th day of February,
1870. ROBERT K. SCOTT,
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE TUE CROYE STA?
TION RRIDGE COMPANY.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the
State of South Carolina, now met and
sitting in General Assembly, and by the
authority of the same, That S. Dalton,
S. F. Trowbridge, R. S. Elrod, N. S.
Clardy aud A. B. Holland, of Anderson
and Greenville Counties, aud their asso?
ciates and successors, be, and the same
aro hereby, declared to be a body politic
?nd corporate, by the name and style of
the Grove Station Bridge Company.
SEC. 2. That tho said corporation shall
huvo tho privilege to keep in good repair
the briJgo now built over the Saluda
River, near the depot nt Golden Grove,
ou tho Greenville und Columbia Rail?
road, and known ns Grove Station
Bridge, for the term of fourteen ) ears,
and bo allowed to receive and collect the
following rates of toll, to wit: For a foot?
man, five (5) cents; for a mau and horse,
ten (10) cents; for all carriages drawn by
ono horse, mule or ox, twenty (20) cents;
for all carriages drawn by two horses,
mules or oxen, twenty-five (25) cents;
for all carriages drawn by three horses,
mules or oxen, thirty (30) cents; for all
carriages drawn by four horses, mules or
oxeu, fifty (50) cents; for horses, single,
five (5) cents per head; for cattle, three
(3) couts per head; aud for hogs and
??heep, three (3) cents per head : Provi?
ded, AU passengers shall bc charged only
one fare for going aud returning on the
same day ; And provided, further, That
no one shall bc charged going to or re?
turning from Church or elections, or
children going to or returning from
SEC. 3. Tho said Company shall be
subject to any regulations hereafter
adopted by the General Assembly for the
government of such Companies.
CHAS. W. MONTGOMERY,
President pro tem. of the Senate.
FRANKLIN J. MOSES, JR.,
Speaker House of Representatives.
Approved the 18th day of February,
ROBERT K. SCOTT,
CoLonED PEOPLE AT TIIE THEATRE.
'.Zeta," of tho Baltimore Sun, says:
Considerable excitement was exhibited
at the National Theatre, Friday night,
over the admission to tho private boxes
of the theatre of fonr colored persons,
who occupied tho samo dur'ng tbo per?
formance. No adverse demonstration
was made. It is the first incident of the
kind that bas occurred here.
A Shenandoah Valley paper reports
the sale of a timber tract of 2,100 acres
on South River to Messrs. Pettibone,
Parker & Co., of Washington, D. C.,
for $3,500. The same paper says that
"land buyers are beginniug to come into
the Vulley in great numbers, from the
different sections of tho North."
D. F. Pomar, of Gainesville, Texas,
recently had an enconntor with a couple
of desperadoes, and unfortunately re?
ceived a wound of which ho subsequent?
ly died. He killed one man, named
Charley Moranza, with n good many
nliases, who was said to have killed seve?
ral persons before he met his death.
A little girl, excited by tho brilliant
ilteplay of her aunt's gold plugged front
teeth, exclaimed: ' Oh, Aunt Mary, how
[ do wish I had copper-toed teeth like
A clergyman iu Now York offers up
prayers for the Legislature of that State,
which, ho says, is " disposed to repeal
aven the Ten Commandments."
Every plain girl has one consolation;
though not a pretty young lady, she will,
if she lives, be a pretty old one.
A St. Petersburg danseuso has been
Tiled eighty roubles " for gestares ont of
lt? ra ia .
FURNITURE.-In procuring for one's
jomo the necessary furniture, considera?
tions of elegance and taste are to be fou?
ndered, as well as convenience and
jcononiy. In making snob purohases it
is desirable to find an establishment
combining these advantages, willi relia
bility and fair dealing. Such a house
?ve believo is that of Frost, Black & Co.,
[*9 Bowery, Now York, whose aunounce
tnent may bo found in our advertising
columns. Their house is ono of the
largest of thc kind in the country, and
Bvorything purchased of them ?B guar
mteed as represented.
RURAL CAROLINIAN FOR APRIL.-As
much reading matter in bis particular
line ns any farmer can well disposo of
before tho next will bo out. "Agricnl
turo in Education," by Wm. Pinkney
Starke, can be read with equal profit and
pleasure by tho philosopher and thc
planter; "My Plantation," is a well-con?
sidered planter's Utopia; "Snarl's Short?
comings in Farming," will touch many
readers in a tendor place; "Novel and
Curious Vegetables," handsomely illus?
trated, is worth tho year's subscription.
But why attempt a selection, much less
an enumeration of the good things. The
Rural Carolinian, containing monthly
sixty-four pages of reading matter, beau?
tifully illustrated, is published for tho
small sum of $2 per annum, by Walker,
Evans & Cogswell and D. Wyatt Aiken,
Charleston, S. C.
PUBLIC MEETING.-The meeting of the
citizens of Columbia, called to bo held at
Carolina Hall, last evening, was organ?
ized by calling Joseph D. Pope, Esq., to
tho Chair, who stated briefly the pur?
poses of the meetiug. After a free
consultation, the following resolutions
Resolved, That the attention ol our
citizens is called to the fact that registra?
tion is required by law to entitle a mau
to vote in the approaching election.
Resolved, That it is the sense of the
moeling, that it is tho imperative duty
of every citizen to qualify himself by re?
gistration, to vote at the clectiou on
Resolved, That tho citizens be, and
are hereby, invited to assemble in mass
meeting, at Carolina Hall, to-morrow
oveuing; and that tho Secretary is here?
by authorized to publish the call for the
meetiug in tho PHONIX and Guardian
JOS. D. POPE, Chairman.
THOS. J. LA MOTTE, Secretary.
MARCH 30, 1870.
THE TRIBUTE OF COLUMHIA TO GEN.
ROBERT E. LEE.-An incident plcusing
in its character and honorablo to the city
occurred hero yesterday. It having beeu
ascertained that Gen. Lee would pass
through Columbia by the Charlotte train,
most of tho stores were closed, por pre?
vious arrangement, and in spite of the
drenching rain, a largo number of our
citizens, including all the ex-Confederates
of the field, turnedgout, formed in pro?
cession, and marched to the depot of the
Charlotte, Columbia and Augusta Rail?
road. When tho train arrived, Gen. Lee
appeared on the platform, and being in?
troduced by Col. A. C. Haskell, the noble
old chieftain bowed his ncknowledg
ments. Ho was saluted with deafening
cheers, and wo presume that at no other
point has the General received a more
earnest welcome It is meet that the
citizens should have done this. Colum?
bia is tho capitul of South Carolina, aud,
when she can, let ber speak as sho did
on yesterday for all in South Carolina,
that honor and revoro tho name of
ROBERT E. LEE. He came and went on
amid tho cheers of Carolinians.
Wo learn that the health of Gen. Lee
is feeble, and that he goes to Florida to
seek relief. Wo learn that there were
many pleasing incidents connected with
the reception of Gen. Leo. As tho old
veteran appeared, some shed tears, and
j no ex-Confederate said, with tears fall?
ing down his manly cheeks, "General,
?ve were overpowered, not whipped ;"
ind tho crowd took it up and repeated
t-"overpowered,but not whipped." Lit?
tle girls also crowded in to see and speak
o the General. Pleasant Goode, fui th?
al to tho memory of his friend Gen.
tfaxcy Gregg, was on hand, and Col. Mo
dostor introduced hiui U> Gen. Lee, who
book bim cordially by tho hand. Tho
lest wishes of our community attend
lim. Tho Lcxiugton Gazelle, in anncuue
ng the departure of General Robert E.
lioo on a Southern tour, says :
"Ho will bo absent about a month, and
hat ho will spend most of tho time in
Savannah, Ga He will stop in Warren
on, N. C., on his route, to revisit tho
;ravo of a daughter who died near tint
?lace during tho war. This relaxation
rom tho muline of college duties, with
he chango of scenery and travel will,
io doubt, provo of beuefit to his health.
?he faculty wore urgent in their request
hat the General should seek recreation
a a pleasant excursion. The confine
lent of college|Hfo had somewhat affect
d his health. Miss Agnes Lee accom
anies her father on the trip. "
CRUMBS.-MncEvoy'a Hiberoicoo, em
oraoiog panoramic scenes in Ireland,
longs, dances, etc., will be exhibited in
Tanney's Hall, on Monday and Tuesday
iveniugs next. See advertisement.
The PHOENIX office is supplied with
avery style of material from tho small
metal letter to tho largest wood type,
together with plaiu and fancy cards,
paper, colored ink, bronze, etc. It is
the only establishment in the interior of
tho State where two and three sheet
posters eau bo printed. All kinds of
work in tho printing liue atteuded to at
All must register anew for tho next
election, and each voter iu his Ward.
Wo learn from General Harrison, the
President, that the necessary arrange?
ments have been mado to prosecute the
work on the Blue Ridge Road. Work
on tho Air-line route is also to be pushed
The best thing in tho first uumber of
the new comic paper, Punchinello, pub?
lished iu New York, is this: "Let Stone, *
of the Journal of Commerce, Wood, of
the News, Marble, of tho World, and
Brick, of tho Democrat, put their heads
together and make a new conglomerate
Voters will bear in mind that they
must register before voting at the mu?
nicipal election to be held on Tuesday
next. According to an Act passed by
tho last Legislature, each Ward electa its
The Darlington Democrat makes mis?
takes as to credits. Tho article relative
to Gov. Scott was copied from the
PHONTX, Uso your spectacles, brother. \
Letters are held for postage in Savan?
nah addressed to J. P. Read, Columbia.
The case of the State ex rel. A. P.
Aldrich and others vs. Secretary Car
dozo, was resumed yesterday morning.
Attoruey-Gcneral Chamberlain conclud?
ed tho argument for the respondent;
Mr. A. P. Aldrich ia reply for tho re?
lators. The Judge reserved his opinion.
Mr. J. P. Southern, President of tho
Georgetown aud Charlotte Railroad, and
Capt. W. S. Greene, chief engineer,
arrived in Columbia, yesterday, after a
visit ulong tho liue of their projected
Wo have reason to believe that a great
misapprehension exists as to the reduc?
tion iu tho wholesale price of goods in
New York. Tho reductiou on desirable
goods has merely kept pace with tho de?
cline in gold, nothing more; and as to
undesirable goods, their sale furnishes
no criterion as to current market rates.
In this city the decline iu dry goods has
moro than kept pace with the decline in
gold, and tho reductiou is fully us great,
both iu tho wholesale and retail busi?
ness, as it has been in any of the North?
Book and job printing of any kind,
executed in the very best styles of tho
art, can be promptly furnished at the
PHOENIX office. A lot of new-stylo card>
etc., just received. Prices very mode?
HOTEL ABBIVALS, .Mardi 80.-Columbia Hotel
M A Newland. E Whitcomb, E L Pendleton, 8
I'Simone, a C; CP Paine, lt D Norris, Balti?
more; T O Dunn, Little Uiver; H W Beaty.
Conwayboro; L C Northrop, A W Tharin, A J
Crcws. W D Kennedy, Charleston; J Seligman,
El li King, W KuttrulT, New York; C if Hall,
Agent of Mac Evey's liibernfcon; John P
Adams and lady, Itobt Adams and ladv. Thoa
P Weston. PO Chapoll. Hopkins; M L Kinard,
citv: A J Fredericks, S C.
Nickerson House-H Talcott, Conn; F H
Cordon, Augusta; N 1? Youug, Richmond; W
B Thomp on and wife, J Ii Thompson, Liberty
Hill; W KiittrufT. Now York; J D Patterson and
wife, California: B Patterson, Canada; Lieut
AdaaiH, U H Army; J O Meredith, Helena; H Q
Bennett, B ?? 8 Q Francis, Maryland; J B
Seigler, Newberry; W J Young, N C; J li Gay,
LIST OF NEW ADVI.KTISEMKNrs.
Thomas J. LaMotte-Citizens' Meeting.
P. \V. McMaster-Beal Estate for Salo.
Extra Meeting Acacia Lodge.
P. Cautwell-Matter Kraut.
Frost, Black A Co.-First Class Furniture.
Mac Evey's Entertainment.
Jacob Levin-Auction Sales, Ac.
Acts Passed by the State Legislature.
KOSKOO.-Tho Norfolk Haily Journal, of
December ll, 18G9, says:
"This medicino is rapidly gainiug confi?
dence of tho people, and tho numerous testi?
monials of its virtues, given by practitioners of
medicine, leaves no doubt that it is a safe and
reliable remedy for IMPURITY OF THE BLOOD,
LIV KU DISEASE, Ac."
The last Me Heal Journal contains an arti?
cle from Prof. H. S. Newton, M. D., President
of the E Medi-Collogo, city of New York, that
?peaks in nigh terms of its curativo proper?
ties, aud gives a special recommendation of
Koskoo to the practitioners of medicine.
This is, WO believe, the first instance, whore
inch medicines havo been oflictally endorsed
>>y tho Faculty of any of tho Medic! Colleges,
iud reflects great credit upon thc skill of Dr.
Lawrence, its compounder, and also pots
'Koskoo" in tho VAN of all other medicines
jf tho present day. F26
A FH.MAI.E- BKOULATOU.-Woman and her
leeds. For complaints and irregularities to
vhich ber sex is exclusively liable, ll LIN ITS n's
Lr N'S I n l ion ;? is recommended on tho au
bority of wives, mothers and nurses, who havo
ested its tonic and regulating properties, aud
know whereof they speak;" and also with tho
unction of able physicians, who have admi
listered the QUEEN'S DELIGHT to their fomalo
latients, in obstiuato cases, with tho happiest
csults. Almost all female complaints aro
omplicatod with mental gloom mid deepon
ency, tho gent?o and lasting exhilarating
fTocts of tho QUEEN'S DEMO HT is admirably
dapted to SUCH cases. As a remedy for hya?
ena and mental depression, it has no equal
ti tho world. NureiiiK mothers find it an ad?
orable iuvigorant. It is highly satisfactory
hat this preparation should prove so emi
ently benoaoial to the sex. Young and old
rill find roliet always. For salo by FISHES A
I LI N ITU ir. Feb 19