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Cotton Vue to r Ic? nt tit? Son ll?.
The most important duty before the ]
Sou th is to work np ab home ker great
s tupi P. COTTON FACTORIES ia one of tho |
great POWERS with which we are blessed.
Buskin, in ono of bia lectures, said:
"Though England resounds with the j
buzzing of spinning-wheels, people live,
unclothed. Though England is black
with tho'digging of fuel, people die of
cold; though England has sold her soul
for commerce, people dio of hunger."
May it not bo said of the South, that
though full of cotton, she has few cotton
factories? That though there is a pqwer
within her roach, she is slow to grasp it?
Mlectoral Reform-New Biotic or Voting- |
" \/' Vie First. Step.
We havo recently called the attention
of our read ora to the necessity of rotor m
in tho matter of representation, to the
eud that ??inor?tieo might bo duly repre?
sented. :It will be remembered that we
gavo a briof history of thia important
th iii country ox-'Senntor ObtoleaB. Back- j
mover, it ?sem.8 that tfce: system has j
Blo?r??shai'gY " Pennsylvania. W^jgife'
tb.Q f??lo^?hg Ed?tails? from the I ?or'r?a
yoli'?to&fr-tite'-ti?* . York 1?#Z?-ib1
order that it may be seen bow the By a
BiacxtBUnrao. Pal, , j April 16\-~Tb?H
FebuBylva'nia towu, with! a jpo^rHatibn of
?little OTer 6,000, rtf'th'er booie,1 aa' you
may know, of Soo. Charles B- Btreka
lew, who *a? brie;'ot our United ' States
Senators last year, in the seat now filled
by Hon. John Scott. Mr. Buokalew has
a great deal of influen?a here, where wo
carry tho Democratio ticket pretty gene?
rally, though not by.a large majority, and
aa he has taken a great deal of interest
ia the subject of representative reform,
our citizens were disposed to support
him iq an effort to have what he- calls
"the free vote" tried. Accordingly, the
Legislature passed "an Act to define the
limits and to organize the town of
Bloomsbury," not long since, and in the
Act inserted a provision suggested by)
Mr. Buckalow, in reference to the Presi?
dent and members of the Town Oounoil.
The Council was ordered to consist of 1
six members; and, as we go Democratic,
if tho election had been ordered in the
old way wo would have carried all six.
As it was, it was thought fair to givo the
radicals a chanco and the "free vote" was
ordered, that is, every man might give
ono vote to j each of six candidates, or
distribute his votes among a less num?
ber, as he might wish, butin such a way
as not to have any fractions less than a
half. Perhaps the right words of the
Act, however, will explain this better.
The sixth Section says:
"When six persons are to be chosen,
each voter may give one vote to each of
six persons, one vote and a half to each
of four, two votes to eaoh of three, three
votes to each of two, or six votes to ooo."
The prohibition here implied against
dividing the votes unequally, WLS meant
to prevent confusion, and the omission
of tho case of a man wishing to give his
six votes to five candidates, is due to a
belief that such a case was so improba?
ble that it was not worth while t o pro?
vide for it. This being tho law, and it
beiug very novel, and the election being
to organize our town government oe a
stable-basis, there was quite a good deal
of interest shown in the election. It
came oil on Tuesday of this week, the
12th inst., and resulted in avery general
approval.of the new plan. . The Demo?
crats nominated Robert F. Clark for
President of the Town Council, and
Messrs. W. B. Koons, Stephen Knorr,
and Fred. 0. Eyer as Councilmen. The
radicals did not seem to understand the
new law very well, and though no formal
radical tioket was put ont, the bulk of
that party, with some others, formed a
people's ticket, with a candidate for F res i -
dent of the Council, and a full tioket of
six candidates for the Council. The
nominee for President declined, and
then, as the law came to be better un?
derstood, the ticket was remodelled sn
that the people's tioket finally stood,
Elias Mendenhall for President, and
James Sharpless, Caleb Barton, Charles
G. Barkley, and S. C. Sbivdfor Council.
Senator Buokalew cast the first vote,
and then the balance of the day the
election went on as usual, the voters each
voting tin, ticket he favored, and the
vote counting urder the law, each of the
three candidates ou the Democratic ticket
being credited with two votes and each
of the four People's ticket nominees
with one and n half. The voting for
President of the Council was in tho old
way. The total number of votes cast
was a little over 400, though the voting
strength of the town in all is 630, and
the polls stood:
1. Chas. G. Barkley (Op. Dem.) 129
2. Wm. B. Koons (Dem.) 3y3,>,
3. Joseph Sharpless (Op. rad.) 392
4. Caleb Burton (Op. rad.) 364
5. Frederick C. Eyer (Dem.) 362%
6. Stephen Knorr (Dom.) 297
7. S. C. Shi ve (Op. Dem.) 260,'f,
8. Scattering, 35j|
Total votes 2,534
Total voters 422
By thia you will seo that the three re?
gular Democratic nominees wore elected,
and two rudiouls and ono Democrat ou
the fusion or People's ticket. lu the old
way, the Council would have boen all
Democrats. Tile election passed off very
quietly, though much interest was dis?
played iu the working of the new sys?
tem. It met with our approval, and Mr.
Buckalow is to be congratulated on the
success of his efforts. I may soy that
I Bloomeburg is in Montour County,
wb i oh gives a Democratic majority of
about 500, and the County ia in a dis
tri ct composed o? five COUD tica, four of
which WOOld give a D'omocratio Con?
gressional majority o? over 3,000, but
the Legislature [ crushes us ont with
Bradford County, wbiob has 3)500 radi?
cal majority. If the "free vote" was
more general, we would not be deprived
of a voice in this way. I may add that
onr paper here, the Columbian and De?
mocrat, says of the "free vote" law:
Our town election, on Tuesday last,
(April 12,) tested the merit of reformed
yoting in a satisfactory manner, and gave
to it the sahotion Of popular opinion for
the fa turo. Theoretically, it had been
accepted by reflecting men in our com?
munity as just and expedient, but aB an
untried plan it was still open to question
j among the mass of our people. Now,
all donbts of ita utility, fairness, and
practicability have disappeared forever.
Tho Richmond Cuinniiy.
Wo extraot the following particulars of
the terrible calamity in Bichmond on
the 27th, from the Enquirer, of the 28lh.
I Fifty-seven persons were killed and near?
ly 200 wounded-some seriously:
The daily papers having announced
that the Court of Appeals would make
their decision at ll o'clock, in the Ally?
son-Chah ooo, Mayoralty case, an im?
mense crowd packed the court-room, in
tho second story,'of the Capitol, before
'the hour named. The court-room ia
just over tho hall Of the Honso of Dele?
gates, and wa? literally packed in every
part, with persons eager to hear tho ox
pec tod decision. S Udder) ly the packed
'gallery gave waV,Ti?r?flL wai ihrOwn for?
ward with a heavy' concussion, into thc
ojntr?of tho court-room. Thia occur?
rence, with tho rush and surging of thc
crowd, caused the wbolo floor to break
through from Che wall's, add mhk ?h o
cloud of dust, anftik^?ti'^Ki^rl?a? ol
human beings, down into tho ha IL of tb?
House of Delegates below. The mast
which fell buried bo neath ito rufas th<
persons tr ho h" Ap pen cd then to,be ia tin
hall. It is exceedingly fortunato tba!
the catastrophe happened at Che earl]
hour of ll; for if it had occurred aftei
the House of Delegates- had met, scarce!]
any of tho members cduld have esc?p'ed
A large meeting of Delegates which hat
been held in the hall!had jost adjourned
The scone- which was presented after tht
fall of the suspended court-room wai
frightful beyond description. A thiel
cloud of dust filled the vost space
Every individual of the vost throng o
human beings was begrimmed with dust
Many wore bleeding and groaning fron
the injuries they had received. Man;
lay dead iu the promiscuous crowd
Through the incumbent floor of th
fallen room, the legs and arms am
heads of the persons who had beei
caught beneath it, were protruding
some still under the spell of death
others moving in efforts nt extrication
or in the agony of pain and suffering.
The greater number of the person
who went down with the floor, readil
made their escupe from the hall below
Those who were struck by timbers an
caught by the gallery above, and thos
who woro in tho lower hall and caugl;
by the fulling mass were the su (leroi
from the occurrence.
It is a cause of thankfulness that s
small a proportion of tho great mimbi
of persons who were in the court-rooi
bas been injured. The Judges of th
court itself all escaped unhurt. The
were in the conference-room, just abou
going into the court-room, when tb
floor sank. Very soon after the cata:
trophe occurred, almost au instant, as :
were, those who were uninjured con
meuced iront active exertions to reset]
those who were buried beneath the heav
joist, gallery, stair-ways, and tons <
fal len laths und plaster, and whose groat
could be heard rising in mournful ci
dence above the noise and confusion ii
cident to the horrid occasion.
Some thoughtful ones ran to tho bel
house, and, obedient to their snggestioi
the bell-men commenced tolling, whic
soon brought out all tho fire departmei
and many citizens. The report was rif
and for Borne time believed, that tl
Capitol was on fire.
When the firemen and citizens four
out what was demanded of them-he!
for the helpless-they went to work n
? biy, the former with ladders and wil
their hands, and tbe latter by every e:
I ertion of strength, endurance and pers
veranee, to rescue their imprisoix
fellow-morlals. Tho heavy timbers, &c
bad been pitched ont of tho window
Tho records of the court, such as ht
been recovered, were thrown into tl
railing enclosing Washington's statu
together with a hundred hats nnd
Tho corpses of those taken from tl
ruins were ull luid on the grass on bo
sides of the capitol, as were the wounde
The wounded and dead were alike bon
away as soon as their friends could 1
informed of their condition.
The catastrophe destroyed the room
the Supremo Court of Appeals, t!
Clerk's office, and completely wreck?
the Hal! of the House of Delegates,
the latter pluce, the Speaker's chair ai
all the oesks and seats on the East si
were crushed, a page killed, and tvvent
members injured. Yesterday evening
3 o'clock, tho debris bad been cleared <
and tho floor, c.overt .1 with eighte
inches of plaster and laths, was loft
charge nf a policeman. It was considi
ed hardly possible that any moro unit
tunntes iv ero buried benath.
There wore many touching i neidet
.connected with this catastrophe. Wi\
in search of their husbands, sisters
search of their brothers, and moth*
anxiously inquiring of every one t
whereabouts of their sons-all with gr
ou their countenances and dispairi
looks. It was a sight to touch the bani
heurt. Tho situation of the fallen ti
hers and tho lelma from the court roc
was such that as they rescued a
sufferer, they could sometimes hear t
- -? ..- yr-'-y ; g. j ?*???-'??>**
pite?os moana of n dosen moro, and Who
oun toll the agony that this gave them as
they toi le dr on in their sad work.
The city presented a mournful appear*
ance. Most b I the stores, especially on
Maia streot; yvero closed, ana many of
them1 chaped tva mourning, as was the
first station iraose. The police force loat
seven of its officers and men.
Immediately upon hearing of the ter?
rible accident, General Canby despatch?
ed one of his aids, Lieutenant Heintzel
man, to Governor Walker, offering any
? aid it whs in'his power to furnish. Tbe
stretchers and ambu'ances iu charge of
' Dr. Bose arrived on tbe square and were
put to uso.
Tbe JVc'ios, of last evening, says:
A glance at the insida of the walls of
the buildings revealed the cause of this
frightful calamity. The old hall in
which the lower House meets, was so
very high that when it was deemed
necessary to have additional offices in tbe
capitol, a floor was thrown across, and
thus two stories made of one. In doing
this the architect, instead of inserting
tbe floor beams in the wall, rested them
upon a ledge or off-sett io the wall, which
projects not more than four inches, and
on this frail support timbers, measuring
at least two feet by eigbt or teu inches
thick, were rested, the constant tendency
of which Was to press out the walls aud
lessen the support. For many years the
floor has been concave to an extent that
was alarming, but familiarity had, as'
usual, removed the doubts of its safety.
The following is a list of the killed:
F, H; Aylett, Powbatton Robert?, N.
P. HoWard, attorneys at law; Dr. J. B.
Brock Of, the\Enquirer; Captain William
A. Charters, chief of Che fire department;
James Murphy; justice of the peace; El
M. Schofield, city assessor; J. W. D.
Bland, (colored,) Senator from Prince
Edward; D. 8. Dagger, not of thu House
of Delegates; John M. Turner, son ? of
Major F. P. Turner, and page in the
House of Delegates; Lewis N. Webb,
formerly merchant in this city; D. S.
Donnam, hardware merchant; Ash Levy,
a former merchant of this city; Thomas
naries, son of Thomas D. Quartes; R.
. Maury, Jr., land agent; Samuel
Eaton, clerk for Chahoon; Samuel
Hicks, Lynchburg; Ficuegrue Wool folk,
Ile ur ico; Julina A. Hobson, formerly
city collector; Hugh M. Hutcheson,
Henrico; James A. Blamire, druggist;
John Baughan, of Chesterfield; F. S.
Coleman; Major S. H, Hairston, of
Henry County; G. S. Taylor, Richmond
County; B. F. Robinson, of Cumberland;
T. P. Foley, deputy marshal; Col. Thos.
H. Wilcox, of Charles City; Charles
Watson, clerk nt Danville depot; Hugh
G. Grady; Wm. H Thompson; Wm. H.
Davis, coal merchant, Broad street;
Captain Jumes Kirby, captain of artillery
during the war; Wm. Dunn, Venable
street; Anton Beiue, merchant, Brook
avenue; W. E. Randolph, supposed from
New York; Benjamin W. Lynch, of
Manchester;-Meanley; T. A. Brewis,
commission merchant, Alexandria; (.'has.
Brown, colored waiter tt Mrs. Spots
wood's boarding-house; Bev. John Ro?
bertson, colored; S. E. Burnham, of
Hallston Springs, Saratoga County, New
York; Charles J. Grinnan, of Washing?
ton, formerly of Richmond; John 1).
Massie, of Goochlaud; unknown, carried
to Medical College, and name of Charles
Branch found bu papers in his pocket;
Edward Ward, Tredegur Works; Michael
McCarty, Captain D. Tonrgee, James N.
Walker, J. L. Ryan, James A. Seay,
Sergeant James T. Cox, John Meagher,
E. P. Hulee, William Cray,-Hisbie,
-Schultz, John Carr, policemen.
Tho following persons were severely
Hon. Thomas F. Bocock, ex-Speaker
United States House of Representatives,
am pu tal i on of foot necessary; S. Schlei?
sher, Thomas Cullingsworth, John Hart,
of Rocketts; W. C. Elam, Petersburg
Courier; Rush Burgess, Peter W. Ral?
ston, ex Auditor; W. C. Dunham, Walter
Mackey, Gov. Wells, breast-hone broken;
John Howard, Marshall Hanger, mem?
ber of House of Delegates, badly; John
R. Sedgwick, Henry Bell, Colonol G. W.
Brent, Judge Meredith, Charles W.
Gentry, Brevet Major-General John S.
Calvert, Warden Allen, Win. Green,
Col. Wood Bonldin, Jehu H. Lewis,
(colored.) At least 100 were slightly in?
If we way he pardoned for any con?
sideration of loss other than that of hu?
man life, we will mention the smash-up
of nn old aud much honored relic of
bye-gone days, tho Speaker's chair of
the House of Delegates, which was
formerly used in the House of Burgesses,
decorated with the royal ormB of Great
Britain. It was subsequently moved
here from Williamsburg, aud han been
used in the House of Delegates ever
since. It was buried and broken in the
ruins of yesterday.
IHAVE removed my BARBER SHOP to tho
stand formerly occupied by Mr. Eisentnann.
on Main street, whero 1 shall ho glad to see all
my old oustomers. Shaving and Hair Cutting
done noatlvand with despatch.
April 30 3 T. WETHERS.
For Salo Cheap, For Cash.
^iv^ingl AN excollent FAMI
vuiM'^xaa**' wr?b- damned and a good
traveler. Also, a strong, handsome RUUQY.
Inquire for "JIM," at
April 30 2* AGNEW'S STARTiES.
ALL por sons having claims against tho es?
tate of the lute Petor Scipert, deceased,
will present thom, properly proved, and all
indebted to tho samo ostato will maim pay?
ments tn tho undersigned, qualified Executrix,
beforo tho 25th of May next.
April 20 ?8? M AH Y SEI PERT, Executrix.
IN addition to tn v fina stock, I have just re?
ceived a lot of lino FRENCH PLAID CA8
S1MERES and VESTINOS, to an inspection
of which the public is respectfully invitod.
April 25 3 _ J. F. EISENMANN.
ON tho 1st of May, throo or four ROOMS,
centrally located. Apply at this oflico.
April 29 S
.' DRATH OF HUGH ROHE PLEABANTS.
Hugh .Bose Pleasants, so" extensively
known as one Of tho most gifted writers
for the daily press of this country for the
last thirty years or mori?, died in this
city yesterday. He was aeon of the late
G )vernor James PleasfApts, was the
brother of John Hampden Pleasants,
and waa in his fifty-third year. He died
while the harrowing scenes of the disas?
ter at the Capitol were transpiring.
. _ -
UNDER tho patrouago and influence of
prominent landholder?, I havo begun
tue preparation of a aeries of LITHOGRAPH
MAI'S of tonio of tho Counties of the Stato of
Sont h Carolina, accompanied by suitable lotter
Tho object proponed ?B tho circulation of
00,000 copios of these in pamphlet form, far
and wide throughout the country, inviting the
industrious working man, with or without
capital, and from whatever quarter of the
globe ho may come, to seek a homo in our
Stato, particularly that portion known as tho
upper belt, so abounding in minerals and
building material, with almost unlimited water
power and blessed with a soil that will abun?
dantly ropay the labors of tho industrious and
To tho Manufacturer, this pamphlet will
show where valuable water power may bo had,
with amount of bead attainable, price of land
io vicinity, and railroad and market facilities.
To tho Minor, it will bo a guido as to where
ho may either find remunerative employment,
or purchase lands, on which tho valuable me?
tallic ores aro known to exist.
To tho Farmer, good and cheap lauds will
bo ofTorod through its pages, either to buy or
rent, with description of their quality and
To the Laborer, it will indicate where pro?
fitable employment may be fonnd, with local
rates of wages.
On the other hand, to tho large land-owner,
it aflords a medium for advertising his lauds,
water powers and such other interests as tend
to attract an influx of both labor and capital.
Tb Railroad Companies, Land Agencies. Ac.,
who have a deep interest in tho rapid filling
up and development of the resources of the
State, and. aro desirous of bringing their
claims to attention before the world, no better
medium oan be afforded.
All those feeling a real interest in tho future
prosperity of oar State, and approving the
mode proposed for the development of its rc
ooo reen, by attracting immigration of tho right
.tamp, and who may be desirous of obtaining
information a? to farther details of the plan,
with torin*, Ac, can obtain auch by addressing
the undersigned. ALEX. V. LEE,
Architect and Civil Engineer, Columbia, 8. C.
MSW All nevrapapora extending this Prospec?
tus, are requested to forward the paper con?
taining tlie same, which will entitle them to s
card in the pamphlet when published. Ap 30
Aa a Family Medicine,
It Stands, and Will Forever Stand
FIRST iu tho estimation of the people, bo
cause lt has withstood the searching *esti
of tho Physician and a discriminating public
and whatever survives this trial munt bo es
tabliBbcd on a suro, firm foundation.
A. SPRANG AND SUMMER. MEDICINE
A known and recognized remedy among al
people. Thousands attest its worth as a Modi
Heinitsh's Queen's Delight
Is a substitute for Calomel and Mercury. I
acts by its vegetable principle as an altera
tive upon tho Liver and Stomach, promotinj
the accretion of hilo, and thea directing it ii
its proper chanuol for tho nutritive purpose
ot digestion. For Bilious Diseases. Bi'iou
Colic, Bilious Fever, Typhoid Fover, Chills am
Fever, iu fact, all fevers, aro prevented b
using QUCCL'S Delight.
lt cures Liver Complaint, and all Ilepati
Disorders, Dyspepsia, Stomach Complaints
Scrofula, King's Evil, Cancerous and Indolcn
Tumors, White Swellings, Mercurial an
Syphilitic Sores, Old Sores, Swelled Legt
Boils, Carbuncles, Eruptions, Goitre or S weih
Neck, Enlarged Joins, Rheumatism, blotches
Erysipelas, St. Vitus' Dance. Dropsical Swoll
lugs, Salt Rheum, and a'l Shin distasen' an
Humors in tho Blood, lu ll A ni m at ion of tb
Kidneys, Bladder, Pains in the Baok an
Sides, Asthma, Consumption, Bronchitis, an
all diseases which tn i v be traced to bad bloot
and for very many diseases peculiar to f?
males, such aa Suppression, Irregularit}
Whites. Sterility, Uterine Dropsy, Au. _
It has been prescribed in a great variety <
Cutaneous Affections, and found Bueceesfiil i
curing Salt Rheum, Totter, Boils, Blotchei
Pimples, Scald Head, Erysipelas, Morphcv
Jaundiced Skin. Ac, and for Diseases of an
Discharges from the lining membranes of til
Throat, Nose and Ears, and from tho Kidney
aud Urinary Passages, Lcucorrhcoa, Ac.
IN VIGOR ATOR OF TUE LIVER.
As a Liver Invigorator it is of incntimab
value. As a stimulant, it is safer and aun
than all tho rum and whiskey tonics of tl
day, and if you value your life and hoalth
pin's feo, avoid these quickening stimulau
to tho grave, and use the Queen's Delight.
Females of dolicato constitution, suffern
from weakness and depression of mind, in co:
sequence of those complaints which natu
imposes at '.ho period of change, have a pie
saut and suro remedy in tho Quoeu's Doligli
There is no medicino eqnal to tho Queen
Delight in cases of Debility. It imparts
tone and vigor to tho whole system, strengt
ens tho appetite, causes an enjoyment of foo
enablea tho stomach to digest it, purifies tl
blood, gives a good, sound, healthy cor
plexion, eradicates the yellow tingo from tl
eyos, imparta a bloom to tho cheeks, ai
changes tho patient from a short br? at he
emaciated, weak and nervous invalid to a fu
facod, stout and vigorous person.
Generally accompanies Liver Complaint
Dyspepsia, and is, frequently prodncod by co
liiiual constipatiou. Tue symptoms aro, fluttt
big at the heart, a choking sensation, when
a lying posture, dots or webs beforo tho sigl
fever aud dull pain in tho head, consta
imaginings of evil, and groat depression
Debility of tho Nervous system ebon
always be dreaded as of itself laving thc bo
open to au attack of any epidemic
HOW IT AFFECTS THF. HIND.
Persons allbctcd with this dioease aro ger
rally annoyed hy occurrences of no momei
which would not, if in a state of health, gi
them any uneasiness. Tho Queen's Dtdig
will soon relievo the unpleasant effects of tl
Be sure and ask for HEINITSH'S QUFE>
DELIGHT; tho new remedy, with now prin
p?os. ?o Sarsaparilla in it; that has bo
tried and found wanting, lt is not a fi
ment ed and sour combination of herbs. It
not a Whiskey boverago, or Gin compound,
intoxicate; nor is it a Rum bitters, to rt
your hoalth and lead to a moro fatal disent
drunkenness. But a health and life-givi
Medicino, called simply "Hciultak'a Quee:
Tho great auccess, and tho uuparallol
popularity of this medicine bespeaks for it t
highest praise for the inventor. Prepat
only by E. H. If KIN 11'HII, Druggist
And for salo by Druggists everywhere.
April 30 t
THB NEW BONDAGE OF TOT NEGRO.-It j
is piognlnr that tbo Maryville (Tenn.)
Republican, tho only newspaper in Ten?
nessee owned and edited and pabliehed
by colored men, says, "it will give thanks
to-nobody or party for blessings to the
colored race secured by the fifteenth
amendment, save to Qod Almighty
alone." It further adds, as "an unques?
tionable fact," that "most of the colored
people contemplated in that change of
tho Constitution are as much SIUVOB to?
day to the radical party, as ever they
were any kind of slaves in their lives be?
fore. With very few exceptions the rad?
icals would prefer the return to the old
slave system at once unless they can be
masters of tho colored man's vote,'"
while "the Southern people, or so-called
rebels, are, without exception, thankful
that thia settled matter of slavery is dead
"Who knows what a doy may bring
forth?" aud who does not feel that "truth
crushed to earth, will rise again?"
The New York World's Washington
Two ladies, one au American, the other
a foreigner, having specially distinguish?
ed themselves duriug tho season for their
extremo usage of the "corsage cut low,"
the hitter received quito n pointed re?
buke lately. She was languidly eating
ice cream, leaning back on u sofa, while
a gentleman languished at her side. An?
other gentleman, after watching the j
pretty little scene, took a "tidy" from a
chair, and, going up to the lady, de?
liberately adjusted it around her neck,
saying he Was afraid she would spill the
ice cream on her handsome dress.
RECONSTRUCTION AT THE NORTH.-* 'Let
UH have done with reconstruction. The |
country is sick and tired of it." This is
not the World speaking, but the Tribune.
For ouce the great mujority of the peo?
ple, North and South, oun consistently
eudorsc them both. Extremes meet, and
in this instance, at least, the spectacle
FATAL ACCIDENT.-A freedman, named
Jim was killed at Muybinton, on Satur?
day night, tho 16th, by the accidental
explosion of a gun in his own hands. It
is rumored that one Joseph Colloid was
instructing some negroes in the manual
exercises, when the gun in Jim's hands
exploded nud lodged the load in his neck,
killing him instantly. - Union Times.
Ex-ReprcBentative Whittemoro de?
livered a speech of three hours and a
half, iu the Court House, in Sumter, on
Saturday last. Representativo Feriter
aud others attempted to reply to him,
but were not allowed to do so. Cries of
"put him out," silenced the would-be
This morning's Republican says a tele?
gram was yesterday received ut the Navy
Department from Havana, stating that
tho volunteers had rebelled, and assumed
charge of affairs. The Aspinwnll steamer
bad been detained by the volunteers, and
the impression prevailed that they would
take charge of the islaud.
General Bragg has been removed by
tho New Orleaus authorities from the of?
fice of controller of the water works of
that city, and a few days ago he turned
over to his successor, u mulatto, public
property to the value of $2,000,000.
GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE PRESBTTE
RTAN CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES.
This body will meet in the second Pres?
byterian Church in the city of Louis?
ville, Kentucky, on the third Thursday
(19th day) of May.
An Indiana couple aggregate 1,277
Mr. Solomon, desirous of extensively
introducing tho "Old Carolina Bitters"
it beiug a most excellent tonic as well as
a pleasant beverage-keep.s an uru cou
stautly filled on his counter, for the con?
venience of all persons desirous of test?
ing their virtues before purchasing. This
preparation hus been extensively used
by some of the principal families in the
State, who guarantee its purity and effi?
In order that the merits of the "Old
Caroliuu Bitters" shall be fully tested,
und every person be bcuefitted by thom,
Mr. Solomon will give it gratuitously
to such persons iu ill health ns are una?
ble, from indigent circumstances, to
ALARGE lot of primo NORTHERN HAY
j nut received, and will bo sold low, fur
cash, Ht the Columbia leo Hnuso.
April 30 3_J. D. BATEMAN.
ONE bbl. SMOKED TONGUES,
Ono bbl. SMOKED REEF.
RIO HAMS, BACON STRIPS and DO
LOONA SAUSAGES, just receivod aud for
salo low for cash, at P. CANTWELL'S,
April 30 1 Main street.
State Convention of Teachers.
A T tho request of Teachers, who dot-i re lo
OL atteud the proposed Convention ol
Teachers, it has hoon decided to call tho Con?
vention to meet in Columbi*, at tho Nickcrson
House, on TliUHSD/Y, May 19, at 8 P.M.
Tho proprietor of tho Nickcrson Hnuso, who
has tendered his Hall for tho uso of tho Con?
vention, will entertain tho members at greatly
reduced rates. Delegates will ho paiised to
sod from Columbia on tho Oreen vibe and Co?
lumbia, and the Charlotte Columbia and Au?
gusta railroads fur ono fare. Tho other rail?
roads in tho Stato have bern requested to
extend tho sanio privilege. Tho Convention
is to consist nf nil Touchers in tho Stato out?
side of tho "free common schools"established
by tho Legislature; ?nd all such aro earnestly
urged to attend. Tho papers of tho Stato aro
re. i nested to publish this notice.
HUGH S. THOMPSON,
Principal Columbia Malo Academy.
_ Apri> 30_
THE GAME for this Season. A large assort?
ment, some quite cheap; direct from tho
manufacturers, for salo at . .
BRYAN & MuCARTER'S
. April 20_Bookstore.
IHAVE JUST RECEIVED a full Stook of
MILITARY GOODM, suited to all grades of
Ofllcors-both Fiold and Staff.
April 10 Imo WM. GLAZE.
X?o cal Item?.
The PIIONIX o01 co is supplied with
every style of material from the small'
metal letter to tho largest wood type,
together with plain and fancy cards,
paper, colored ink, bronze, etc. It is
tho only establishment in the interior of
the State where two and three sheet
posters can bo printed. All kinds of
work in the printing line attended to at
CRUMBS. -A sinner, who likes to
lounge at homo and read light literature
on Sundays, has made the prophecy
that we would have but six clear Sun?
days during this year.
We understand that at a meeting of
the Board of Directors of the Green?
ville and Columbia Railroad, hold last
night, the following officers were elected:
C. V. Carrington, Secretary; Reuben
Tomlinson, Treasurer; D. H. Chamber?
lain, Solicitor; John H. Moore, General
Superintendent. Superintendent Mooro
was formerly connected with the New
York Central Railroad, and ie .said, to
thoroughly understand hi?, business.
Seoretary Carrington,".an efficientofficer,
who has been with the company since
1 its inception, hns been retained,
j The Rev. E. A. Bollen, Agent of tho
j American Bible Society for South Garo
1 lina, will preach in the St. Fetor's Lu
! theran Church on the second Sunday in
? May, near Leesville, Lexington County,
S.C., in behalf of Biblo distribution
among all readers alike.
A. Y. Lee, Esq., of this city, is en?
gaged in preparing a series of maps of
the upper portion of this State, with
lotter press descriptions, estimates,
prices, statistics, and general informa?
tion, snch as will exhibit the character
and advantages of our lands, water
powers and resources generally. It will
be in pamphlet form, 50,000 of which
are to be distributed gratis. A card in
another column gives full particulars.
General complaint is made by the
planters in this section of the excessive
dry weather now being experienced.
Retarded by the unusually late season
in getting their cotton planted, a still
farther back-set, and loss in many in?
stances, must be entailed upon planters
from lack of the moisture necessary to
germinate the seed planted.
A telegraph line to Edgefleld is in con?
It is now promulgated among fashion?
able peoplo that a kid glove must be put
on without having been stretched. The
time employed to get it on is greater and
the labor is harder, but the glove sets
Tho little folks are in ecstneies-May
parties aro all the topic of discussion.
Mrs. Goodwyn inaugurated the festive
season, yesterday, by a pic-nio and party
a short distance from the city. Her
scholars en masse, with a number of in?
vited guests, passed a delightful day.
Mr. Barry, of the Carolina House, will
serve up turtle soup for lunch this day.
Wo are under obligations to Mr. Geo.
Lever, of tho "City Gardon," oorner of
Gadsden and Green streets, for a mess of
green pens. These are the first we have
tasted this season, of Columbia growth.
Mr. Lever informs us that in a few days
be will have quantities of this very de?
HOTEL AUUIVAI.S, April 29 -Columbia Ifotel.
E s Hammond, M C; E D Whitmarsb, W L
Skidmoro, lady and servant, Joseph Skidmore,
G H Uarron, wife and son, E J brown, New
York; A Willi H ma. Beaufort; J B Jones, Char?
lotte-; John K Green, city; A H Horton, Salem;
J M hut land, vy innuboro; J H Sheldon, Conn;
A J Fredricks, Urangoburg; J E Thames,
Nirkerson ITousc.-12 Caners, Mr and Mrs
J C King, W P Passmore, E B Dickson, Green
vibe; S ll Chisman, Va; J Wilhelm, Ky; Isaac
Chism, E Chinin, Pouu; Wm G Fischer, N Y;
F A Milos, Marion; Sam Mioton, La; S P
Thomas, J II Gay, N C ; F S Andrews, M C; H
J Ames. Md; L J Taylor, Hanover; J J Mar?
tin, NY; ll 1 : Joues, Md; J M Seigier, Now
borry; J It Chatham, Helena.
LIST OK NEW ADVKUTISEMEHTS.
State Convention of Teachers.
P. Cantwell-Smoked Meats, Ac.
J. D. Ba toman-Northern Hay.
Iloinit&h's Queen's Delight.
A. Y. Lee-Prospectus.
Horse and Buggy for Sale.
OPINION OK THE PUESS.-Wo take pleasure in
calling tho attention of our readers to a very
remarkable medicine, a notice of which ap?
pears in the Observer this morning - Heinitsh's
.QUEEN'S DELIUUT." Tbero must be some?
thing in it, for wu hear it spoken of as a pr??
parai ion of much merit, and ouo prepared by
Hr Hcinitsh himself, of distinguished phar?
maceutical reputation. The euphonious sou?
briquet, "QUEEN'S DELIGHT," has in itself an
attraction which should commend it to our
lady friends in need of so excellent a medi?
cine, and wo suppose all would bo benefited
by its use. For ealo by FisuEn A HEINITHH,
KOSKOO.-Tho Norfolk Daily Journal, ot
December ll, 1801), says:
"Phis medicine is" rapidly gaining confi?
dence of tho people, and tho numerous testi?
monials of its virtues, given by practitioners of
medicino, loaves nu doubt that it is a safe and
reliable remedy for IMPUBITX OF THE BLOOD,
LIV EB DISEASE, Ac."
The last if? ficnl Journal contains an am?
elo Irom Prof. lt. S. Newton, M. D" President
o? tho E Modi-College, city of New York, that
speaks in nigh terms of its curative proper?
ties, aud gives a special recommendation of
Koskoo to tho practitioners of medicine.
This is, wo boliovo, tho first instance whoro
auch modicines havo boen officially endorsed
by tho Faculty of any of tho Medical Colleges,
and reflects groat credit upon the skill of Dr.
Lawrence, its compounder, sud also puts
.'Koskoo" in tho VAN of all other modlctnoo
of tho present day. F26