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Thc Immigrntion Convention?
We extract from tho Charleston JtV?tra
the following aooount of the first day's
proceedings of this body, which assem?
bled in that city on the 3d:
The couvcution was called to order at
3narter-post 12 o'clock, by W. G. Var
s?, Esq., on wboee motion Wm. M.
Lawton, ESQ-.', President of the South
Carolina Iuutitute, was ohoseu Cbairmun
of the meeting, and Messrs. D. Wyatt
Aiken and B. W. Marshall were request
ed to not as temporary Secretaries.
Thereupon tho Ohair addressed the con?
vention as follows:
DELEGATES: You are here in response
to an invitation extended to you by re?
solution adopted by the South Carolina
Institute. The occasion is one of deep
interest, and your preseuce is au evi?
dence that you have responded in a pro?
per spirit to that call. The chief object
to which your uttenLion will doubtless be
directed is that of immigration. From
letters 'received by mo as the organ of
the South Carolina Institute-letters
?writ'en by gentlemen! ti eminence within
os well as beyoud the borders of our
Statq-;it is appureut that n common
sentiment upon this subject exists, nud
that it bas at last beoome u necessity KT
one of -the old thirteen States to look to
au immigrant population as the means
of developing tba resources which wu
possess; lu this feeling, we are happy
to soo that Georgia and North Carolina
hive tendered us their sympathy, und we
greet tho delegations from ' those Stutts
with a true Carolina weloome. What?
ever wo can contribute to your pleasure
ia this battered and tattered city, during
your stay among ns, is at your command.
It is nu necessary for me to refer to the
painful situation of both our city aud
State. It is not the occasion to eulnrge
upon tbis topic; but it is due to the peo?
ple, fellow-citizens, it is due to pos?
terity, that we should fill up our wuste
places, occupy our idle lands, aud stimu?
late the growth of ull euterprisea that
can take root among us.
South Carolina is behind almost every
other Southern State, aud yet wu have
probably larger facilities for success und
better inducements to offer to thc emi?
grant, than any other State. Already ti
line of steamers hus been establisher
between Charleston and Liverpool, foi
tho purpose of exporting your cotton,
naval stores, phosphates ami other pro
ducts. May we not hope that they art
but the avant couriers of other ships thal
will ply between this port ned the ole
country, filled with hardy emigrants,
who seek homes in the new world? Com
mudera Maury, that eminent sou o
Virginia, whoso attainments are knowi
throughout the civilized world, iu u let
ter addressed to the President of tlx
South Carolina Institute, expresses tin
conviction that the time has arriv?e
when a persistent effort should be mud<
in this direotiou, aud it behooves whili
here to give the subject ample considera
tion. " Let no selfish motives prompt on
-deliberations upon this grave matter, foi
we must remember that the emigraut
brought to Charleston will be sprent
throughout the length and breadth o
the State, and find their homes ns well ii
North Carolina and Georgia. Indeed, '.
believe the day is uot distant, when i
COD ven t ion of fur greater magnitude thai
this will be held, in which the entir
South will bs represented, and this sub
jeot wiil assume dimensions that wil
o mse it to command the support an<
influence of every intelligent citizen.
I hold in my hand a paper which wa
originally compiled fora foreigu goveru
ment, without reference to the presen
occasion, and which I regard of grea
importance. It is a statement with re
ference to the negro population of Soutl
Carolina, taken from the United State
Tu 1790, it numbered 107,000; in 1800
146,000; in 1810, 196.0?0; in 1820. 250.
000; in 1830. 315,000: in 1840, 377,00(1
iu 1850, 384,000; iu 1860, 402,000.
According to the ann nul average fron
1840 to 1860, the population of freed
men in 1865 may bo presumed to buv
been 421,000. But accord i ug to th
State census of 1869, it had diminishet
to 386,000, leaving a deficiency o
35,000, or an average of 8,776 pei anuun
in the State of South Carolinu alone.
If I might be allowed to speculate o;
this question, I would say that, in m;
opinion, the decrease has been not les
than 50,000. But taking the figure
themselves, even at that rate, in less thai
forty-four years, tbe'entire colored popn
lation of South Carolina will have die
This is one of tho reasons why yoi
have been invited to meet in consulta
tion, and, if practicable, to devise mea
sures that will induce immigration, am
thus offset the loss of our native eulorel
I intended to bring with me to-dny
bnt negleoted to do so-a copy of th
British Mnil, which contains tho descrip
tion of an association in Liverpool, simi
lar to the one which wo propose to iuuu
gurnto here. That association hus i
capital of ?250,000, sterling, with share
at ono ponud each, aud its purpose is t<
send abroad such portions of the deus
population of Englund us may desiru t
emigrate. Heretofore, we have beet
almost entirely depeudeut upon th
North for these emigrants, but with th
peculiar inducemeuls which have thor
been made to that clues to wend thci
way to tho West, we huvo not met an et,
oourngiug responso to our individu?
efforts. Indeed, a letter written froi
Missidsippi, which I have seen, takes
gloomy view of the diameter of the in
migration which have been secure
through Northern ugeucies. It Btate
that out of 2,500 emigrants introduce
in that State, nor more than one-third c
them were available for the purposes fe
which they had been employed, and th
counsel is given that if wo desire to muk
ih?B.labor ?flfeotive in the, development
of our pgricuUar&r or meohaoio?l re?
sources, we must unquestionably secure
it by iigenoies of our- own, communicat?
ing directly t brough oar own' porta.
It is a notorious fact that we are per
ulstehtly misrepresented abroad by those
who seek to divert emigration to the
North and West. The Gormans have
been (old that in tho South they would
become little better than slaves. They
bavo been frightened by falsehoods con?
cerning our olimntc, and deluded into
tho most extraordinary belief concerning
our people. It ia influences liko tbeie
which it is a part of onr duty to coun?
teract, and I trust this convention will
not adjourn without giving such an ex?
pression of its views ns will forever stop
theso efforts of our enemies to divert
thut labor from our midst, which, wero
it available, would quickly restore to our
stricken South tho prosperity W?J enjoyed
iu tho past.
lu conclusion, I would remark, that I
carno hither almost from a sick bcd, and
consequently could not put my thoughts
upon paper iu that ?hape which it would
have pleased me to present them; but if
I were asked by tho caviling critic or the
fastidious office-seeker, what aro your
objects in meeting here, my reply would
bo, (poiuting to the mottoes around tho
gallery,) to promoto "Agriculture" in all
its various forms; to advance civilization,
and improve "Commerce;" to increase
"Manufactures;" to dignify "The Arts;"
to bring about "Honesty," "Truth" and
"Justice," and a true devotion to "Tho
Lund wo Love."
On motion of Mr. J. P. Thomas, the
olmir appointed a committee to nomi?
nate permanent officers for tho Conven?
tion. The committee retired for consul?
tation. While nbsent the chair read a
letter from Messrs. J. D. Aiken & Co.,
inviting tho members of the convention
to hike un exouniiou arouud tho harbor,
on the steamer City Point, Thursday af?
ternoon next. Accepted.
Tbe Committee on Organization re?
ported tliH following, which was adopted:
President-General Johnson Hogood.
Vice-Pr?sidents-Hons. R. Y. Harris,
of Georgia; A. B. Davidson, of North
Caroliuu; C. W. Dudley, of Marlboro;
James Chestnut, of Kershaw; Willium
R. Lawton, of Charleston; A. B. Springs,
of York; T. G. Clemson, of Peudletou,
Secretaries-D. Wyatt Aiken, E. W.
Mundial!, C. G. Erckman.
General Hugood, ou taking tho chair,
spoke as fid lows:
I iiud myself very unexpectedly called
upou to act in this position, but allow
mo briefly to say that amoug those who
for the last live years-since thc close of
tho war-have devoted toemselves to the
advancement of the material interests ot
the State, there nro nono who uro moro
deeply impressed than myself with the
importance of some movement which
?hall secure to us a system of labor on
which wo can rely. In my judgment,
wo must depend on the immigraut.
I came here to offer no plan myself,
but prepared to adopt that ono willoh,
iu the opinion of this convention shall
be deemed tho most feasible, for I feel
assured ti.ut this body brings to tho work
in which it is about to engage, a degree
of intelligence mid experience which
should commend its results to all. To
meet with success, however, we must se?
cure tho co-operation of the people, for
in such a task as is involved in procuring
a large, natural and healthy immigra?
tion, individual effort can do but little.
11 hank you for the honor conferred upon
me, and mi nomico that the oouventiou
is now ready to proceed to business.
Tho following committees were ap?
pointed, (be chair naming tho respective
members thereof: Immigration, Direct
Trade, Cotton Manufactures, Hygiene of
South Carolina, Scientific Education,
Flora, Industrial Resources, Labor R??
A communication on the subject of
immigration, written by E. B. 'Turnip
seed, was read und referred to tho ap?
Mr. A. Y. Lee, eugiueer and architect,
of Columbia, stated that he had in pr??
paration lithographic maps, to be pub?
lished iu pamphlet form, of which be
proposed to circulate gratuitously 5.J.000
copien, to the end that cmigrunts and
others might beoome acquainted with
the lan tin and resources of South Caro?
lina. Referred to the appropriate com?
Tho several committees were instruct?
ed to report at tho earliest practicable
Tho Convention then adjourned, to
meet to-morrow, nt 12 o'clock. .
INEFFICIENT AND STUPID.-Tho utter
worthlessness of tho carpet-baggers in
Congress was signally illustrated in the
House of Representatives last week.
When tho hoop-iron paragraph of the
tariff bill cunio up for examination, not
one of the New England representatives
of the South could say a word in expla?
nation of the effect of tho proposed duty
upon thu great cotton interests of tho
country, Every rruu of them was igno?
rant of what was most vital to his con
titi tue! J ts-both white and black. He
could give the most minuto information
of the designs of the Ku Klux and of
the recent roastings of tho noble negro
in bis district, but he was oblivious to
tho cost of ruining and baling a pound
of thu Southern staple, it becamo tho
duty of n native Democratic member
from Alabama to inform the majority of
tho House what were the bearings of the
turill upon his section of tho country.
Any intelligent Southern negro would
be of more service to the South in Con?
gress than the whole batch of illiterate
Maine and Massachusetts adventurers
who now figuro as Southern statesmen.
[Neic York News.
Tho Amoricus, Georgia, Courier an?
nounces tho sudden and mysterious death
of Colonel Wm. M. Brown, of Murion
There were twenty-five deaths in
Charleston for tho week ending the 30th
-10 white and 15 colored.
Proceedings of Council.
COLUMDIA, IMcy 8, 1870.
Present-His Honor the Mayor;' Al?
dermen Agnew, J3nte3, Bryan, Ola?Tey,
Qeiger, Hope, HuBsung, Shields and
The minutes of the last meetiag were
read and confirmed.
A petition from ll. D. Sean, Treasurer,
pruying for an abatement on the oity
taxes npon tho real estate owned by the
Columbia Femalo College, was presented
and referred to the Committee ou Ways
A circular from tho Secretary and
Treasurer of the Lunatic Asylum, rela?
tive to the amount due by tho city for
pauper lunatics, was read and received
Au application from Lewis Daniels,
for permission to transfer his tavern li?
cense to Messrs. Smith & Hallinan, was
Applications from Messrs. W. A. Carr
<fc Co., for tavern license to retail spiri?
tuous liquors, anil Lewis Daniel?, to re?
tail mult liquors, were presented and
referred to the Committeo on Licenses.
Tho following accounts were presented
and referred: M. L. Bower, Alms House
nud City Hospital; Hussung & Motz,
Street nud Quurd House Departments;
John Meighun and Geiger & McGregor,
Alms House Department; E. D. Gil?
more, Street Department; liopson &
Sutphen. for dog collars.
The Cl i k of tho Market and Chief of
Police presan1? J their respective reports
for the month of April, which wcro re?
ferred to the nppropiato committees.
A communication, addressed to the
Mayor, signed by John R. McFccon and
others, was read, charging Policemau
Hussung with using violent and profane
language towards them ou Saturday lust.
There being no person present to sub?
stantiate tho charges, it was ordered that
the case be postponed until the next
meeting of the Council.
The Committee of Ways and Means
presented tho following report: The
Committee of Ways and Means beg leave
to report that they have disposed of the
stock dividend of the Charlotte und South
Carolina Railroad Company, authorized
! to be sold by this Board, aud have ap?
plied the proceeds to the redemption ol
tho city currency, of which $10,405 have
been received from tho City Clerk and
destroyed by tho Committee. Report
received and adopted.
Tho Committee on Accounts presentee
a report, recommending that the follow?
ing accounts he paid: Water Works De
part meut, Fisher, Lowrance & Fisher
SS 40; Johu Alexander 835; Jas. Brown,
SIG; Market Department, E. U. Plumer,
$11.90; Priuliug acconut, W. U. Mc
Caw it Co., ?53; J. & T. Ii. Agnew, Altin
House, 8105.08, und City Hospital 880.43
Report received and adopted.
Tho same Committee asked for furthei
time to report upon the bills of expense,
in conducting the receut election, whicl
The Committee ou Market pr?sent?e
tho following report: The Committee oi
Market would respectfully report tba
they havo had the Market HOUBO gut
tered, according to resolution of thi
Council,' and recommend that Mr. J. W
Smith be paid 8125, beiug tho amount o
the contract. Report received ant
The followiug report was presented lr
tho Committee ou Water Works: Th
Committee on Water Works, to whon
was referred the annual report of th
Superintendent of tho Water Works
beg leave to report the same correct
They have also examined tho Works
and found them all in good working or
dor. Owing to the extensive repairs t<
engine and boiler in February lust, th
engineer reports a saving of about 1J.
cords of wood for tho last two months
Report received and adopted.
Alderman Bryau, frqm a Special Com
mittee, presented the followiug preambl
and resolutions, which were adopted:
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God
in His wise Providence, to remove fror
our Council Board aud community, ou
into esteemed aud respected colleague
Msj. T. W. R idclifl ; bo it therefore
Resolved, That tho sympathies of thi
Council ba tendered to his bereave
widow and family.
Resolved, That a blank pago on th
minute book of tho City Council bo de
(Heated to his memory.
Resolved, That the members of thi
Council, as a further mark of their rt
spect, wear tho usual badge of mournin
for thirty days.
Council proceeded into an election fe
a Board of Health for the coining yetu
which resulted as follows:
WARD NO. 1-W. K. Greenfield, G. \
Allw?rden, Joseph McMillan.
WAIID No. 2-Edward L. Deane, E
E. Scott, Benjamin Williams.
WARD No. 3-Dr. G. S. Trezovan
George Huggins, John Dennison.
WAUI> NO. 4-John P. Thomas, J. C
Sutphen, Douglas Clark.
Ou motion, Council adjourned.
J. S. MoMAHON, City Clerk.
Tho warehouse of Lyman, Wells
Co., nt Uuiou Springs, Alabama, wt
struck by lightniug ou Thursday las
and in a few moments the entire strut
ture was in il imos. No one was injuree
The fire seemed to catch from tl
ground. Tho warehouse aud oflices wei
of wood, and capablo of holding som
2.000 bahs of cotton. Tho total lot
must bo in tho neighborhood of $40,0C
I M Mian ATION.-Tho steamship City <
Brooklyn arrived nt Now York from L
vorpool, on Monday, with 1,229 imm
grants, making a total of Dearly 9.0C
within a week, that have landed at Ne
York. Many of them aro Euglishme
und Scotchmen, who are going to Vi
giuia und other Southern States to et
gage iu farming.
FIRE.-Wo learn that tho dwellic
house of Rev. Gregory Rollins, with i
contents, wero destroyed by fire, on tl
night of the 27th ult. The aot of o
incendiary. -Darlington Democrat,
Not wi tbatau ding their professions, the
radical leaders are not disposed to sur?
render the electioneering advantages se
oared them in the franking privilege,
Mr. Sumner's postal bill may be regarded
as the proposed compromise which is ex?
pected to still publie agitation, and nt
the same time seonre the coterie in the
enjoyment of the advantage. It morely
substitutos freo stamps for the frank,
thus relieving Congressmen from the
onerous necessity of writing their names,
and further, protecting thoir incognito.
To bo sure, those stamps only cover four
ounces, but, by using enough of tbcm,
members can freely send their soiled
linen home to bo washed, as nsnal. It
is too bad, that a handful of men at the
national capital should thus set tho will
of the people at defiance. Outside of
Washington it would bo difficult to find
even a pitiful fraction of supporters to
the existing abuse, yet a few ambitious
politicians, auxious to keep their name
beforo tho people, insist on retaining it
as a mere advertising medium. "When
outrages like Ibis aro defiantly perpe?
trated in the-facaJof tho public will, aud
sustained by the enactment of laws, a
vast majority cannot regard it otherwise
than ns nnjust or oppressive; it exhibits
eitbor a great defect in the existing sys?
tem of government, or must be taken ns
a warning, to preparo for some still more
-? m ? ?
Speaking of tho negroes, tho Albany
Evening Journal says: "Wo at the Nor tb
did not chattelize them, but we con?
demned them to a painful and degrading
inferiority." Ob, no, we nt the North
didn't chattelize tho negroes. We were
too good and pious for that. When we
found, after many jears of most diligent
experiment, that it wouldn't pay to keep
them, wo sold them to tho slave-drivers
of tho Soutb, and washed our hands of
tho business forever. Let us pray.
WHAT THKY DO IN CHARLESTON.-Our
Charleston neighbors have displayed u
deal of ingenuity iu evading the social
duties imposed on thom by the leveling
enactments of their black aud tan Legis?
lature, but tho best method yet, of snub?
bing tho radicals, and escaping the sweet
social affiliation with Coffee, is tho pluu
adopted by tho Charleston Academy of
Music, and carried out successfully ever
siuco tho South Carolina Legislature
passed a law requiriug no distinction to
bo made at places of amusement on ac?
count of race or color. When Mr. Fif?
teenth Amendment presents himself nt
the ticket office, ho pays his money and
receives a ticket to any part of tho house
be may desire, but the card-board, unfor?
tunately for him, bears a statement from
tho lessee that bo reserves to himself the
right to refuse any person admittance to
tho theatre, opon returning tho money
to bearer at tho gate. Our ambitious
colored friend complacently walks from
the ticket office to the gate, presents his
card, door-keopor looks at him, quietly
says "yon cannot come in," pays him his
money back, and the amendment, if dis?
posed to quarrel, shortly finds it of no
avail and walks away vowing vengeance.
It is a method, short, sharp and decisive,
and better than all, it don't admit of ar?
gument. Until the next Legislature
meets, our neighbors can enjoy the
drama, and no one, not even thc darkey,
shall make them nfraid. Verily, a tech?
nicality is as good nt times as u substan?
TUE RICHMOND DISASTER.-A member
of the Legislaturo describes his fall ns
"I heard a low rumbling sound and
felt myself sinking rapidly. I was facing
tho gallery and saw it falling toward me.
Fortunately, it did not reach me. I saw
the men scrambling over each other in
the gallery and heard what seemed to be
ono unearthly yell of agony. Then came
the crash and I sank into darkness. I
found myself under a mass of rubbish,
with a dead body over me, a wounded
man under me, and another at my Bide.
Tho poor fellow under me suid, 'Ob, me!
Rut if I could only fear God always us I
do now! How wicked I have been all
my days! Oh, God, forgive me; opare
mo and J. will be a true follower of Jesus!'
Tho man at my sido exclaimed, 'Ob,
death, whore ii thy sting! Ob, grave,
where is thy victory!' I heard a nnciber
of cries all about me; somo were speak?
ing about thoir wives, others of their
cbildreu, while others were begging for
air. I believe many of them died from
suffocation, for although but little hurt
myself, I should i-avo died from suffoca?
tion if I had not been romoved wl^iou I
ELECTRICITY RIVALS STEAM.-A new
invention is described in tho late papers,
which will substituto olectricity for steam
as a mechanical power. The cost per
day is estimated at thirty-live cents.
Planing machines and other mechanical
arrangements have been successfully at?
tached to this wonderful electrical en?
gine. If tho machino now in construc?
tion in Now York, works as beautifully
on a large scale as its smaller predeces?
sors have, a ship will soon pass over tho
ocean with a streak of tame lightning in
the hold. This dangerous elemout ap?
pears in this grand rolo in such a minute
form, that it can bo put in a smaller
trunk than is carried by a fashionable
young lady to a summer resort. What
Prince Demidoff, whoso death waa n
doy or two ago announced by telegraph,
was one of the wealthiest Princes of the
Russian Empire, and the possessor of tho
I celebrated Sanoy diamond.
The Philadelphia JSunday Meroury
gives a graphic account of the celebra?
tion of the ratification of the fifteenth
commandment, from which wo extract
Programme of the grand African jubi?
lee, to be performed on the 26th of
April A. D., 1870, by 4.000,000 talented
artists, all citizens of tho bayouited
States: Grunt, grand and glorious celo
bration in honor of the tremendous tri?
umph of Congressional power in reduc?
ing tho haughty pretensions, pufled-up
pride, aud national dignity of free-born
Americans, by asking them to associate
witb those they formerly despised, and
compelling them to acknowledge the
colorged people us good as themselves.
The following is tho preliminary address
by Major Muggins:
FELLOW-CITIZENS: Like our noble and
illustrious President, General Grant, I
am unaccustomed to public spanking;
but on such a glorious occasion as the
present, who is there amongst you that
could remain silent? Whore is the
colored man, fellow-citizens, that ever
dreamed of a day like this? Twenty vears
ago, William D. Kelley, John W.*For?
ney, Benjamin F. Butler, and hundreds
I of others, looked upon us with contempt
! and branded uv as dirty uiggers. But
what are these very mon doing now?
Fellow-citizens, it thrills my heart
with thu feelings of manhood to state
that they are bowing humbly and reve?
rently before us, aud almost quarreling
amongst themselves ns to which shall
have the honor of first kissing tho hem
of our garments. This is a graud tri?
umph, fellow-citizens; but dou't trust
such men too far. Politicians are never
to be robed on. But hero I would n?.k,
fellow-citizens, to whom are we indebted
for all this wonderful chango of public
opinion? Could it have beeu from the
friendly precedent of William Penn?
No; for bo lived nud died a slave owner.
Was it to the influence of the man who
wrote, tho men who signed, or those that
endorsed the principles of tho Declara*
tiou of Iudependence, declaring all men
equal, having tho right tu lifo and
liberty? No; for niou who preached
freedom abroad, aud continued to prac
tico slavery ut home, were neither more
nor less than imposten?. Was it to the
noble example of Georgo Washington?
No; for ho kept his slaves until he died,
and left them by will to his wife; but
this, of course, must lie considered quite
excusable, as it would be a pity to mar
so fine an iraagiuary model willi a black
spot. Is it to tho sleek faced Yankee
that we are indebted for this wonderful
alteration? No; for lie sold our fathers
nud mothers into Southern bondage.
Neither is there any respect due to
Abraham Lincoln; for he did not issue
his emancipation proclam?t iou either us
au act of justice tu the slave or as a
beuetit to the human family, but merely
as au act of military uecessity, for which
he deserves as much credit us ti burglar,
who, having forcibly eutered a bouse,
Buds ho cannot rob it unless ho liberates
the yard dog, and sets him ou to worry
his master. No, fellow-citizens, not to
any of those are we under auy obliga?
tion; for had not Jeff. Davis rebelled
against Yankee assumption, we should
have remained in slavery until this day.
But, as I suid before, 1 um unaccustomed
to public speaking, aud prefer short
speeches to long tines; for men that talk
so much, must of necessity tell lies, for
there is not truth enough in any politi?
cal party to furnish material for a ten
minute's lecture. Thanking you, fellow
citizens, for your kind utteution, I now
Mr. Solomon, desirous of extensively
introducing the "Old Carolina Bitters"
it being a most excellent tonic us well as
a pleasant beverage-keeps au urn cou
stantly filled on his counter, for the con?
venience of all persons desirous of test?
ing their virtues before purchasing. This
preparation has been extensively used
by some of tho principal families in the
State, who guarantee its purity and effi?
THE SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD COM?
PANY.-At tho special meeting of thu
stockholders of this company, held on
Tuesday, tho directora were authorized
to consolidate tho "half" shares into
"whole" shares, at the rate of two to one.
This wise step gives compactness and
wieldiuess to the stock capital of tho
company, and, of course, largely in?
creases tho value of tho "half" shares.
Jack S-is a good fellow, but he
will drink. The other night on his way
homo from the club, he stopped ou a
curb-stone, and thus addressed thu moon,
which was shining clear and bright:
"Shine oi>!-(hie)-shine on as much ns
you please-(hie)-I'm worth thirty like
you, any-(hie)-howl You're full but
onco a month; and me-(bie)-gosh! I'm
full every night-(nie)!"
INQUEST.-Oa Saturday afternoon last,
Coroner Whiting held au inquest, about
eight miles item the city, on the body of
Joseph Steplight, colored, who was
horribly burned about a month ago
while sleeping in front of a fire, and
from the effects of which ho died ou
Friday last. Tho verdict of tho jury
was accidental death.
[ Charleston News.
CASUALTIES.-Up to dato sixty-two
bavo died and 223 beon reported as
wounded. There is no dont but that a
number wore wounded whoso names
have not yet been published, and that,
some have been published who received
little moro than slight bruisoB.
\ttichmontl Examiner, 20th.
lu order that tho merits of tho "Old
Carolina Bitters" shall be fully tested,
and every person bo bcuefitted by them,
Mr. Solomon will givo it gratuitously
to such persons in ill health ns aro nus
blo, from indigent circumstances, to
A female leoturor said: "Get married,
young meu, and bu quick about it. Dou't
wait for the millenium, for tho girls to
become angels. You'd look well beside
an nagel, wouldn't you, you brutes?"
ZiOOal It O 33CL ?
The PHOJNTX office ia supplied with
every stylo of material from the small
metal letter to the largest wood type,
together with plain and fanoy cards,
paper, colored iuk, bronze, etc. It is
tbo only establishment in tho interior of
the Stato whore two and three sheet
posters can bo printed. AU kinds of
work in the printing lino attended to at
CnuMU3.-W. Gilmore Sims, E*q.. de?
livered the opeuing address at the floral
exhibition in Charleston, on tho 3d.
Among tho flowers exhibited was a green
roso, by Misas Mayrant, of this city.
The scholars attending Miss McGow?
an's aud Mrs. Cordes' schools, have been
celebrating May day in capital Rtyle,
during tho past two days.
Messrs. D. C. Peixotto ?Sr Son have
just received, direct from tho custom?
house, au invoice of extra fino brandy.
Give it a trial, and you will be convinced
that it is tip-top.
At a meeting of the Columbia Debat?
ing Society, held tho 2d of May, the fol?
lowing officers were elected to servo tho
term of threo mouths: President-A. C.
Moore; vice-President, R. M. Casson;
Secretary and Treasurer-F. P. Beard,
Libruriun-I. E. Orchard.
HOTEL AnuiVALS, May -1 -Columbia Hotel.
0 ll t-iinniituu, ?S bord, Jr, C G Mcmingor, W
R William?, W H Evana, W D Kennedy,
Charleston; T J Stoper, N Bramer, E Speddep,'
wife and aou, New York j W G Lamb, Ohio; F
? mini. KdgoGeld; W Warne, Walhalla: P G:
Chappell and lady, Mrs BC Porcher, Hichland;
Geoi gu Daurmand son, Hamburg; J Y tl Wil?
liame. J W Fowler, Laurena; How. lt Munro,
Wm Munro, Union; E Noble. Abbeville; T N
Talbert, Ninety-Six; J L Neal. Pittsburgh; L
Dibble, Orangeburg; II B Fant. Greenville.
A'ickt non Howe-Mr and Mra L P Jones,
Misa M E Julies. EdgePcld; Misa A D Francis,
Richland; E S J Hayes, B S Hayes, Lexing?
ton; Thomas Thompson, S Mcgowan, J S
Cotliran, Abbeville; fl L Gnae, Union; B M
tliiiTis, Virginia; J B Wiudenhall, Memphia;
F ll Gordon, Augusta; C N G Butt, N C; J H
Cornish, Aiken; Mitchel C King, Charleston.
LIST OI- Ntw Anv"miaK M KNrs.
I. Siilzbacher-Alli ct cd Vision.
To bent-Apply at thia office.
Meeting Young Men'a Chriaiian Association.
Meeting ot PhuMiix Honk and 1 rubier Co.
OPINION OF TUR I'IIESS.-Wo tako pleasure in
calling thc alteiitiou of our readers to a very
remarkable medicino, a notice of which ap?
ocara in tho Obscrrer thia morning-Hcinitsli's
'QUEEN'S OELIQUT " There must bu aome
tlutig in it, for wo hoar it spoken of aa a pre
p nation of much merit, and one prepared by
Ur Hi-iuiiah li I maul r, of distinguished phar
maceutical reputation. The enphoiious aon
briqiidt, "QUEEN'S DELIOUT," baa IU itaelf an
attraction iv li ich should commend it to our
lady friends in need of ao excolleut a medi?
cine*, and wo suppose all would bu benefited
by ita uao. For ?ale by FiauKU A HEINITSH,
KOSKOO.- The Nortolk Davy Journal, ot
December ll, 18G9, aays:
"Thia medicine ?B" rapidly gaining confi?
dence of thu people, and thu numerous testi?
monials of its virtuua, given by practimmer? of
medicine, leavea no doubt that it ia a aafn and
reliable remedy fur iMPuniTY or TUE BLOOD,
Tim la-t. Me. lirai Journal contains au arti?
cle trom Prof ll. 8. Newton, M. D.. President
ol' the E Medi-College, city of New York, that
speaks in nigh terms ot ita curative proper
tu-a, and gives a special recommendation of
Koskoo tu the practitioners of medicine.
Phis ia, wo behove, tho firat instance where
audi medicines have boen officially endorsed
by tho Faculty of any of the Medical Colleges,
and reflecta great crodit upon the skill of Dr,
Lawrence, ita compounder, and alao puts
'Koskoo" in tho VAN of all other medicines
of thu present day. F26
A PAUT o? a COTTAGE, comprising
FIVE KUiIMS. There ia a good noll of
water on tho premises, and the situation
ia a pluus.iut one-being on Pendleton street,
between Main and Sumter. Fur particulars,
apply nt thia office. May 5 3
Young Men's Christian Association.
AMEETING of tho Young Men'a Chriaiian
Association ol thia city, ia called for THIS
EVENING, iu tho heading Boom of the Asao
ciation. A tull attendance of the members is
desired. Bv order of tho President.
B. F. M ?.ULD1N,
May ."> 1 Recording S' cretary.
Phoenix Axe, Hook and Ladder Co.
A N EXTRA MEETING of thia Ct m pu ny
/Vwill bo held THIS EVENING, tho 5th
init , in their Hall, at 8 o'clock. Those who
ucairo to become members will please hand ia
their luttera of application. By or '? r of the
President. W. W. 1 E .NE,
Mav fl 1 so.-rotary.
TnE undersigned will, at tho anggestion of
friends, make a tour of tho up-country,
and on tho letti, 11th and l?th instant, can bo
found at tho Mansion House, in Greenville,
prepared to furnish tho celebrated bazainu &?
Morris SPECTACLES, suited to all oyo? and
a ca. Give him a call and bo suited. Bo er
encoa-Judge James L. Orr, ll. P. H imuioit,
Esq , and other?.
I. SULZBAOHEB, Reaident Jeweler,
May 5 Columbia. S. C.
ALABOE lot of primo NORTHERN HAY
jual received, aud will bo auld low, for
cash, at tho Columbia leo House.
April 30 fi_J. D. BATEMAN;,
Sugar Cared Hams.
i}f\f \ CHOICE Sngar Cured HAMS, just
?UU received, and lor salo by
April 27_?l'!^ B AGNEW.
1870. leer Ice! Ice! 1870
rnHB COLUMBIA ICE HOUSE ia now open
X fur tho Season. Being thoroughly reju?
venated, I am uow prepared to fill ali orders
Trum thc country that may bu accompanied by
thocash. JOHN D. BATEMAN,
April 21 Imo_Agent.
Threshing Machines-Reaping Ma?
chines, Horse Powers,
ON hand and for salo at manufacturer's
prices, adding freight.
April 14 LOWRANCE & CO.