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COI^EI?, S. C.
Thorsday Moping. May 19,1870.
In today's issue, our readers will ob?
serve a communication which comes to
ns from1 the upper part of the State.
Tho point made by the writer, we have
no desire to decline putting before the
public. It is for the Jane Convention
to organize the mode of action for poli?
tical improvements in this State. Let
the peoplo meet and reason together in
convention^ and let such views a? those
suggested-: by our correspondent and
others, receivo a fair and dispassionate
consideration. Whilst we, us before,
Are now in sympathy and iu priuoiplo
with a liberalized Democratic organiza?
tion, we shall be found in ncoord with
any organization that shall be adopted
by the men of the State to energize and
organize a canvass in opposition to the
present corrupt regime. We shall bo
ioand to approve whatever shall bo
adopted in the Hue of effective and earnest
action. We desire to lift South Carolina
np and open wide our gates to the settlor,
.the immigrant and the capitalist. Wo
caro not how this is done, provided tho
means are practical, effioieut nnd honor
Of this, however, we feel suro, viz:
That our mode of proceduro Bhould be
prompt, spirited and aggressive. Our
correspondent regards us as hasty iu as?
suming that this or that mnn is to bo the
nominee of the radical convention. In
reply, we have this to say, that, in our
judgment, it is always advisable to reach
as speedily aspossiblo, the ultimate anal?
ysis of ft matter, and equally advisable,
when satisfied upon tho point, to base
notion thereupon. We do not assume to
be wiser in our day and geueratiou thau
others. But wo do often reach conclu?
sions in advance of the aotual develop?
ments of time, and in that event, we
becomo responsible for our judgment
and stand or faH according to the result.
We are by no means satisfied that it is
good policy for us to wait and build our
hopes and plans upou tho contingency
of a split in the ranks of our political
foes. We do not regard it good policy
thus to stand aloof and refer our reform
-work to future accidents. Wo know that
it is the tendenoy of many men, and
particularly, of weak or unprincipled
mon, to gravitate towards the majority.
Bat we also know that it is a spirited,
moving and aggressive army that gathers
recruits and has few doserters. The mi?
nority in South Carolina mast grow into
a majority by fidolity, persistency, en?
durance aud forward movements. In
ancient times, a bravo mau, struggling
with the storms of FATE, was deemed a
speotaclo pleasing to raeu and gods. In
all times, help comes to those who help
themselves, and a minority that is faith?
ful and active, has truth nud justice and
right on its side, must ultimately win.
Hence, as wo have beforo expressed our?
selves, let our mode of political actiou
be active and progressive. Lot the June
Convention initiate notion. Put out its
candidates, and sustain them. As wc
understand it, tho opposition iu South
Carolina want to put beforo tho people
no defeated aspirant iu tho radical con?
vention. Tho mou that the opposition
desire to sustaiu, should go before thc
Stato with the imprimatur of au original
and a complimentary selection. Thia
will give tone to the canvass, and thia
will give tho elements of possible success.
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MUNCHAUSEN ABOUT.-Tho Knoxville
(Tenn.) Whig, of late dato, contains a
sensational account of a fight, which ia
paid to havo occurred in Ashe Conuty,
North Carolina, between a Mrs. DeAr?
mand and Miss Katu Jackson, on the
one sido, and a Mrs. Jas. Davenport, her
three daughters and two sons, on thc
other. The weapons wero stouc3 and a
small pocket-knife. At tho first dis?
charge Mrs D. was killed, wheu tho in?
trepid Kate, byhor great skill, succeeded
in mortally wounding ono of her assail?
ants, disabling tho others, and finally
carried off tho dead hotly of her sister.
TUE FENIANS.-Tho Now York Tima
says, with roferenco to tho Fonian move?
ments in tho direction of tho Rod River,
that had tho Winnipeg insurrection con?
tinued a littlo longer, tho opportunity
for Fenian interference, and the inter?
ference of adventurers iu general, would
probably have boen irresistible, and
there might havo been serious interna?
tional complications; but the compro?
mise of tho Canadian Government
changos the whole aspect of the quos
tion, and Biol and his adherents have nc
longer a pretext for opposition. Theil
demands have been complied with.
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DEATH OF HON. JOHN FOSTER.-W<
rog rot. to learn that Hon. John Fostei
die 1 last evening, at G o'clock. Mr,
Fot tor was ono of our oldest aud best
known citizens. Ho was for many term:
a member of Conncil, and olected to th?
Mayoralty in 18GG.
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Tho Jan? eonve?Ulo~n~Z.*t tum Henson
Mn. Enrron: Tho editorial in your
paper of tho 14th instant, justly sum?
mons tho people of the Stute "to grapple
boldly Trith the^problem beforo na," to
"work whilst it is day," "to clear away
the mists about us," and cause "the dawn
of our now lifo, to widen into a oleur and
glorious day." All this is good advice;
but I cannot acquiesce in yonr assump?
tion ns to the manner in which it is to bo
applied iu execution.
Our disease being a virulent one, aud
tho patient lying at death's door, as from
your editorials it may be assumed, you
will admit, it follows that we must not
expect to accomplish too mitch alt at once.
With an exhausted patient, not only
medicine, but timo, putionco and porsc
verauco, aro essential. And in such cases,
the "kill or cure" prescription should
never be resorted to till every other has
bceu tried. Too much is at stake to
hazard everything upon a single election,
and that wheu the odds ia fearfully
against us, to the tune of about lil),OOO
majority for our opponents, all of whom,
nuder the policy you recommend, will
bo welded into a solid mass of voters.
You say: "Wo kuow now who the radi?
cal nomiuco for Governor will bo. It is
the present incumbent." With all de?
ference, wo would inquire, how do you
know this? Remember how uncertain
aro politics. lu my humble opiniou, you
could not moro positively discredit your
claim to being a safe counsellor iu thc
present crisis, than by asserting as you
have, weeks in advance of the meetiug
of tho convention, that any giveu person
is su7'c of thc nomination. Rut if he is
nomiuated, or anybody else, by the Re?
publican party, and tho Juno Conven?
tion (of tho opposition) should put for?
wards nomination of its own, the Re
publicau uominces will bo elected in
spite of evory effort thnt may bo made -
no matter by what name tho new party
may bo kuown, nor of whom it may be
composed, uor who may be its nominees.
If tbe opposition party nomiuato n
ticket, of course they would voto for it.
That would absorb nearly the whole of
what is at present tho conservative in?
fluence of tho State. Rut let tho Juno
conveution frankly doclaro what it is
useless to douy or attempt to disguise,
that tho Republican party are masters of
tho situation-that they, tho opposition,
decline to cugago in a hopeless contest,
preferiiug to rosorvo their iuilucnce and
votes to bo used as occasion, in their judg?
ment, may justify and make expedient for
lite good of the Stale. Do this, aud 3-011 at
once have 30,000 voteB that may bo safely
counted by any gubernatorial aspirant of
tho Republican party, who will lead a
conservativo wing of that party. Rest
assured, Gov. Scott is not the only Re?
publican who would like to bo Goveruor;
nor is ho the only man whom the party
consider qualified and worthj'. If our
case is ns bad as your editorials and tho
generally accepted belief would imply,
any chock to altruism would at pr?sent
bo a victory for us. And, uudcr this
view, even a change of our rulers would
benefit us. Nothing more than this can
wo accomplish iu tho coming election;
but this we can do, if wo will-wo eau
do this if we will but reserve our sup?
port for some conservative Republican,
instead of throwing it away upon some
fossil representative of dead issues. Un?
der the. policy you recommend, there will
not be any incoativo to tho development
of a conservative element in tho Republi?
can party. Under your programme, the
only chunco of success to any candidate
for n Stute ellice is, in being ultra, and
ont-Herudiug Herod. Rut let the oppo?
sition party, at their conveution in .lune,
havo thc disinterestedness, tho courage,
the wisdom, to lay tho spoils of office
upon the altar o? country, proclaim them?
selves a bulauco of power party, not seek?
ing office, but seeking only "an honest
and economical government," aud they
will become, to radicalism, "terrible as
an anny with banners." Tho support
of this party would at once become an
object to many now in thc Republican
party, who would then seo some chance
of standing np successfully for "an honesl
and economical government, which shall
maintain (he rights of labor, encourage (?ic
influx of capital, anti represent with fidelity
anil justice all classes of our people."
To extricate ourselves from our present
deplorable condition requires more than
a spasmodic effort-common sense, rather
than rhetoric-logic, rather than indig?
nation-judgment, rather than scut i men!
-and wisdom, as u-cll as ?duck.
RANK AND FILE.
Mn. EPITOH: Is there not enough
euergy among tho young men of Colum?
bia to organize a Literary Society? I
make this inquiry, knowing that mich
an institution would bo the source of
great improvement to our young men.
Such societies aro in existenco in almost
every city and town in tho South, and I
am sure there aro enough youug men in
our city to gn to work and form one
here; and let this be doue immediately.
Wo regret to announce that Mrs. Caro?
line Reid, mother of Mrs. L. R. Leo, of
Columbia, mot with a fatal accident, ou
Sunday afternoon, tho 15th inst., near
Old Piekens Court House. Mr. and
Mrs. Reid, with two little boys, Samuel
Keith and Willie Reid, were riding in a
carriego down a steep hill, when tho
horse ran off, throwing Mrs. Reid and
tho two little boys out of tho carriage.
Mrs. Reid's head struck a rock, by which
she waa instantly killed. Samuel Keith
had his hoad badly hurt, and Willio Reid
had his auklo sprained. Mr. Roid was
not hurt.-- Guardian.
Tho stroug-miuded women of England
are not behind their American sisters i 11
their efforts to secure tho suffrage, nearly
GO.00O womon having signed petitions
for thc great boon during tho present
session of Parliament.
L,!bciul Sentiments--Vlowe or Senators
Ferry ft nil Brewyer.
We see some light-Republican light,
too-in the recent debate in Congress.
The debate sprang up on a question re?
lating to the removal of political disa?
bilities from Southern men. Senators
Ferry, of Connecticut, and Sawyer, of
this State, put themselves upon high
ground. Heart tho following:
At 1 o'clock the bill to enforce the
Cfteonth amendment was taken up, tho
question being on tho motion of Mr.
Ferry to strike out that part of Mr.
Stewart's nmondmont providing flues uurt
imprisonment for persons holding oflico
in violation of tho fourteenth amend
mont. Mr. Ferry then defended bis
position from the strictures of Mr.
Morton, aurt claimed that ho spoke for
tho Union mon of thc South in advo?
cating a general removal of political disa?
bilities. Ile alluded to tho platform of
tho Republicans in several of tho Stntcs,
and tho utterances of tho Republican
candidates. In support of this, bu said,
in rel'eronco to tho Stato of Georgia,
which tho Senator, Mr. Mortou, "is
constantly holding up ns a mortel State
of crime and disorder." Why was this?
l?e was HU re tbnt if tho destinies of
Georgia had bceu in ibo hands of men
of high patriotism, not of men who had
dragged tho honor of thu Republican
party down to tho dust, and whose only
aim was their own pecuniary advance?
ment, the atato of affairs would havo
bceu very different, lint bo denied
these stories, those telegrams manufac?
tured to order, which wore sent here to
tho press of this city.
Mr. F. read from a letter of Thomas
R. Jessup, who ho said was a well known
aud eminent merchant of New York, to
tho effect that ho had traveled all over
Georgia and saw nothing but an earnest
desire to accept tho situation and lo let
by-goues bo by-gonea, nnd characterizing
aa eutirely false tho evening telegrams
from Brunswick. Turning to tho North,
Mr. F. claimed that in that section also
tho majority of tho Republican press
were in fuvor of the two bills, for tho
purpose which ho had introduced-that
great press of Now York, which exerted
such a mighty influeuco and circulated
from ono end of this country to tho
other. Ho now asserted that to continue
longer these disabilities was in violation
of all the great principles of the Repub?
lican party. Ho had been in favor of tho
rights of the black mau, not heeauso he
was black, but because ho was a mau,
and now that tho rights of tho black
man had been secured, bo feared that
tho rights of tho man himself were in
dauger. Your fifteenth amendment is a
delusion aud a searo whilo these disabili?
ties romain on j'our statuto book. Tho
black mau is not enfranchised when
be is not permitted to vote for nt least
ono-balf of his friends and neighbors.
Ho wanted these disabilities removed,
and as a moasure of conciliation; but, ns
a mensure of justice, he asserted that the
fourteenth amendment and tho test-oatb
were not designed as measures of pun?
ishment, but as measures of great public
policy. Ireland tells the story to-day of
tho effect of disabilities and test-oaths.
Has fiOO years of this system raised ap n
loyal generation in Ireland? No, sir.
What did Austria do with her disabili?
ties and her test-oaths in Hungary?
Wera tho effects of rebellion over
quenched? Now, when she bas given
her a freo Constitution aud the right to
representation, peace everywhere pre?
Morton, replying, said Ferris' was a
D?mocratie speech-he should take a
seat on that side. Ile said Ferris' pro?
position was to sweep away all political
disabilities, place rebels in power, and
give them an opportunity to renew past
mischiefs, without affording any protec?
tion to loyal men.
Sawyer eulogized Ferris' speech as
souud Republican doctrine, und thought
really that Senator out of tho Republi?
can party, would require moro than
mero assertion and denunciation. He
added that under tho political disability
scheme, two innocent sn fibred for ono
guilty, lie adds: No more blundering
scheme than tho test oath could have
been devised in the South under its ope?
Tin; GltEAT Finn.-The editor of tho
Roanoke Times has been ou a visit to
Fincastlo since tho great bro, aud gives
a gloomy picture of tho scene. Ile
"Arriving in town on Roanoke street,
we were astonished at tho SCCUO that mot
our eyes. No reports had given us a
true idea of tho extent of tho damage
For squares nothing was lo be seen but
blackened ruins, houseless chimneys and
smouldering walls. Tho court houso
stands alono in the centro of the town.
All around it lie tho debris of firo.
Hero and there aro to bo seon groups
of citizens mournfully discussing their
A jury in Charleston havo brought in
a verdict of criminal n?gligence against
Messrs. John J. Roydon, C. I). Itu fpo
aud John Aytes, (despatchor of train,
engineer and conductor) of tho South
Carolina Railroad, in tho recent collision
by which a negro boy, named Mishaw,
was killed. Tho coroner disapproved of
tho verdict, but was compelled to sign
it. Niuo of tho jurymen could neither
read or write. Tho parties implicated
were put in jail, but in a few hours were
j released under n writ of habeas corpus,
and gavo bail for their appearance at
THE FRANKING I'MVILECIE.-Tho House
bill abolishing tho Congressional frank?
ing privilego has evidently been given
au overdoso of paregoric in tho ?Senate,
and will probably "sleep on" to tho end
of tho session. Tho in em bc rs concerned
in this thing, however, will probably
hoar something on tho subject when they
roturo home, and in saving his frank,
Tom, Dick or Harry may lose his placo.
[New York Herald.
SHAKES B URNED UP BY THE THOU S AND.
At Big Island Township, Marion Coun?
ty, Ohio, on the farm of Alexander
Campbell, a great Bnake hunt recently
ooonrred. The. party was headed by
Capt. Jackson Brady, who led his gal?
lant oompany down into the tall prairie
?pass, and surrounding a twenty-nore
ot, set fire on the outer edge of the grass
at 4 o'clock p. m. The grass burned
well, tho flames rolling up ten feet high,
and as the fire advanced, the snakes re?
treated into tho centro, sometimes mak?
ing desperato efforts to spring through
the fi?mes, but tho blaze being too
heavy, they wero killod in tho attempt.
At 7.45 p. m., the ground was burned
over, and Capt. Brady went over the
field of carnago and picked up the debris
of tho great army of snakes, and by ac?
tual count, there was found to bo 13,983
snakes of all sizes. Ono black racer was
niue feet four inches long and Bevon
inches in circumference! This may be
considered a good day's work for this
neighborhood, ns tho snakes hud hecomo
so bad that small children wero afraid to
go to school, and they even attacked
somo adults, several having been bitten
on their boots, aud it had become n
common thing for fifty or a hundred
snakes to chase men, women and chil?
dren across this prairie. The milk snakes
were constantly milking tho cows, and
thereby interfering with the dairy busi?
ness in that section.
WEATHER SIGNS.-The moon is repre?
sented as exercising a great inilueucc
upon tho weather. It is supposed that
upon the time of day at which tho moon
changes, depends the character of the
weather during tho whole of the ensuing
month. Tho old remark about a ruddy
evening ami a gray morning (alluded to
in tho Gospel of Matthew) as indicating
good weather, moots full approval, as
also that a red sky in the morning fore?
tells bad weather, or much rain, if not
wind. It is said that a high dawn de?
notes wind;und n low dawn fair weather.
When clouds have a soft and delicate
appearance, fair weather may bo looked
for; when they aro hard and rugged,
wind ?3 to ho expected. Misty clouds^,
forming or hanging on heights, show
wind aud rain coming, if they romain or
descend; if t! ey rise or disperse, the
weather will improve or become finer.
When birds of long flight, such as
swallows, lmug about honiu aud fly low,
rain or wind may bo expected; also when
pigs carry straw to their sties, and wheu
smoke from chimnoys does not ascend
rapidly. Dow is au indication of fine
weather. So is fog.
DANCING.-It is well known that thu
Methodist church forbids dancing, but
it han been fondly hoped by tho younger
members of the church that at this Ge?
neral Conference that part of the church
discipline would bo so altered and
amended that this delightful amusement
would bo allowed; but tho following, co?
pied from the address of tho Bishops,
does not tend much that way:
"Indulgence in worldly and fashiona?
ble diversions is another great enemy of
earnest piety, which is invading the
church and threatening to estraugo our
children from us. Dancing, in particu?
lar, whatever plausible excuses may bc
pleaded for it, is destructive to the
growth, not to say tho very existence of
spiritual religion, in those who delight
to indulge in it. Generally, it is a spe?
cies of 'reveling' ooudemned and for?
bidden by this word of God, and its
tendency is evil only."-Memphis Sun.
GOOD NEURO SENSE.-The editor of
tho Muysvillo (Tenn.) Republican, the
only paper in that S ta to edited and pub?
lished by a colored man, iu a recent
articlo says of the radicals:
"They are men who want office; aro
malicious and want revonge; people who
want to increase the colored man's enemies,
and make a break in (he friendship now
existing bel treen (he negro man and his late
owners. They aro demagogues, uu
prinopled aud corrupt politicians; men
who want an army of soldiers to saddle
more expense upon our Slide, in order to
do their dirty work under bayonet pro?
tection; in a word, extremo radicals.
We entrent tho men of our raco not to
bo blinded and fooled. Bo free, and
uot tho slaves of miscrablo guides,
without judgment, conscience, or ho?
H.vitu.-Tho Chronicle, and Sentinel, !
editorially treating of immigration to
South Carolina, says:
"Clearly, our Carolina friends must
first establish a sound and honest go
vernmcnt, and make stablo their own
population beforo they can invite, suc?
cessfully, immigration. Let them clear
away radical misrule."
Now, this is a bitter taunt, consider?
ing that "our Carolina friends" havo en?
gaged a Carpenter to mako a now Cabi?
net, and so let tho Stato go scot freo of
radicalism. As to stable govemmout,
that's a horso of another color.
[A ugusta Constitutionalist.
REGISTRY, OE OUI: COLORED FELLOW
CITIZENS OE AFRICAN DESCENT.-Tho
colored voto will certainly bo an item in
tho city elections whenever tho figures
run pretty close. Thoro have been
elections for Mayor when tho vote of
Sambo, as now registered, given solidly
for ono side or another, would have
changed tho result. Tho negro voters
register over 1,000 names, and doubtless
with ono moro day will exceed 2,000.
Of the number given, tho Eighth Ward
has over GOO, and tho timo may como
when Laurcus and Thompson Rtreets
will call for special representation in tho
Common Council.-New York Herald.
Two mon, Borunrd O'Connor and
Patrick McGovern, in a vehiclo, aud tho
two horses they were driving, wero
killed at tho crossing of the Central Rail?
road, at Elizabeth City, Now Jersey, on
tho 1 1th inst.
There is a trifle over 5,000 negro voters
__ <C? o ?X I * e ano. ?9 .
DEATH OF JOHN HUMPHREYS.-We re?
gret to loara by a despatch received in
this city, yesterday, that Mr. John L.
Homphreys, well known in this State,
died suddenly, in Richmond, Va. He
was n native of Anderson, but had been
connected with a New York dry goods
house for several years. Tho body is
expected in Columbia to-day.
A SOLUTION AKMVED AT.-In tho days
of our grand-fathers and grand-mothers,
ono of tho fumily difficulties was to de?
cide when a daughter ceased to be a
girl, or when she developed into a young
lady, ready to don loug dresses. A con?
clusion was easily arrived at by tho party
most directly interested, but tho mother
was troublod, as she uevor could dis?
cover that her child was anything more
than a child. These later days of steam
and suddou changes in fasbion have
worked a solution, aud anxious mothers
are no longer vexed, as the style of short
dressos keep even tho old ones in a stato
of school-girlish noss quito charming. A
promenado on Main street, if ono criti?
cises tho softer sex, will confound a
fellow HO completely that ho will not
venture to guess where babyhood ceases
or where maidenhood ends. lu fact, a
father caft scarcely toll his youngest
daughter from bis grand-mother, so
strangely alikodo all ages dress.
WEARING OE TUE G HAY; being Personnl
Portraits, Scenes and Adventures of
tho War. By Johu Esten Cooke, for?
merly of Gen. Stuart's staff, and au?
thor of "Surry, of Eagle's Nest," etc.
Augusta, Ga.: Southern Publishing
Company, J. C. Derby, Manager.
Mr. W. Ii. Dehon, of Charleston, the
Agent for this highly interesting work,
is in Columbia, and has favored us with
a copy of the "Wearing of tho Gray."
It is a collection of sketches of incidents,
etc., which occurred during tho lato war.
There are nearly 100 engravings of pro?
minent officers, besides battle scenes,
and thrilling incidents. Many an old
Confederate in perusing this work,
will have before bim, numberless scenes
which had passed almost entirely from
his recollection. Those who have read
tho author's former works well know
what to expect from this volume. In
bis preface, ho says:
It is a matter of grave importance that
tho illustrious figures of tho war should
not bo obscured by tho mists of igno?
rance or falsehood. Nor can they be.
Dulness and slander do not long blind
thc eyes of mon; ami sooner or later thc
light of truth makes all things visible in
their natural colors and proportions. Tc
thc good work of placing upon record
the actual truth in relation to the liver
and characters of Stuart and some otbei
noble soldiers of the Southern army, thc
writer of this pago bas hero brought i
few of his recollections-aiming to drav
these "worthies" rather as they lived ant
moved, following their various idosyn
i crasies, than as they performed their "of
facial" duties on the public stage. Thii
seemed best calculated to display tbei
real individuality-the embodiment o
their personnl characteristics in a por
trait with tho pen, as a painter draws th'
form and features of his sitter with tb
Stich personal details of thc character
of these omineut men will not be uniu
.cresting to tho lovers of noble nature
of whatever "faction;" nor is the fond
ness for such particulars either trivial o
ignoble. They elucidate biography an<
history-which aro the same-for thc,
present the likeness of the actor in th
drama, his character and endowments
and to ku ow what great meu (ire, is bel
ter than to know what they perform
What Leo, Jackson, Johnston, Stuaii
and their associates accomplished, bisk
ry will record; how they looked, an
mo vet!, anti spoke, will attract much le?
attention from tho "historian of tho fu
ture." Tho august muse of history wi
make her partial and passionate, or fai
ami dignified, summary of tho events c
tho late war; will discuss tho anisas resta
with learned philosophy; and moto on
in rounded periods what abo thinks th
duo amount of glory or sbamo to th
actors, in gray or in blue. But menu
j while the roal personages disappear, an
1 tho colors fade; figures become histori
cal personages, not men. And event.'
too, "suffer chango." They aro fused i
tho mass; generalization replaces th
particular incidout as it does tho improi
sivo trait; tho terrible dust of "ollicii
documents" obscures personages, chu
rnctcrs, and events.
This is trito, but it is true; and th
fact, thus lamely stated is ono of th
"chiofest spites of fate." For what i
tho picturo worth unless drawn in il
actual colors-what tho value of th
figures unless they aro likenesses? Th
war just ended was notan "official tram
action," only to bo calmly narrated wit
diguificd generalization, philosophi
reasoning, and commonplace commeu
upon peace conferences, grand tactic!
and the political bearing of tho resull
It was a mighty drama, all life, passioi
movemont, incident, and romance
singular melange, wherein lours, langi
tor, sighs and smiles, rapidly follow,
onch other, communicating to tho bitte
and determined struggle all tho prof Olin
interest of a tragedy whoso scones swee
on beforo tho spectator to tho catastrc
phe. Nor wero tho actors in the traget!
blocks of wood, or merely "ollicial pei
sonnges" playing coldly their stage part
Thoy wero mon of flesh aud blood, fu
of high resolve, vehement passion; sui
jeet to hopo, fear, rejoicing, dopressioi
but faithful through all to tho great prii
ciples which drovo thom on-prineiph
in which thoy believed, and for whic
thoy wero ready to die.
ATTEMPTED BAPS.-On Tuesday even?
ing, about dark, as a Mrs.-, a re?
spectable white woman, who is employed
at Bose's Hotel, was on her way home,
and when in tbo vicinity of tho old
"Elmore Honan," on Bichland street,
she was assaulted by a colored man, who
robbed her of what little money she had,
and attempted to outrage her. She
screamed and resisted him, when a pass?
ing carriago frightened the monster and
he ran off. Tho poor woman, with her
hair dishevelled and garments torn, en?
deavored to attract tho attention of the
inmates of the vehicle, (Gov. Scott and
friends,) but tho driver, it is supposed,
did not observo her, and drove off rapidly.
A CHANGE OF SCHEDULE nv STEAMSHIP
TO NEW YOEE.-We direct attention to
tho announcement of the sailing days
from Charleston, for tho steamships
Teuuesseo and South Carolina, beginning
tho 2 i tli instant, aud to continuo until *
1st Jul}*. This considerate arrangement,
by tho owners of tho new iron line, is
for tho benefit of tho hard working
farmers around tho Queen City, who de?
sire to deliver their vegetables in New
York ou Fridays, so that retail dealers
there can get these delicacies to the local
markets in Gotham und the surrounding
country by daylight Saturday morning.
Passengers only need to bo notified of
this chango, and they will shape their
movements to snit, as tho attractions of
superb statu rooms, all on deck, and a
promenade 200 feet long, are quite
enough lo fill every steamer fnll during
the season. Engagements aro now mak?
ing for thc South Carolina, Captain
Adkins, to sail next Tuesday afternoon,
at G o'clock.
CmjMns.-Elias Pollock, Esq., an old
citizen of Columbia, but a resident of
New Orleans at present, arrived here yes?
terday, on a visit to his old home. We
are indebted to him for late New Orleans,
Mobile, Moutgomery and Augusta pa?
L. J. Metcalf, of Bine Bidge Railroad
counterfeit bond notoriety, as we learn
by a despatch from Auburn, N. Y., has
been bailed in the sum of 8500.
We aro pleased to find on our table,
tho "Southern Cultivator Receipt Dook,"
a compilation of about 400 recipes, which
have been published within tho last few
years in that sterling Agricultural
Monthly, the Southern Cultivator. You
cannot make a better investment with
tho same amount of money, and the
price being only fifty cents, places it
within the reach of nil. Address C. D.
Camp, Book-keeper, Soulhern Cultivator,
I Athens, Ga.
Wo are indebted to Mr. R. McDougal
for a batch of foreign papers-tho Glas?
gow (Scotland) Mail; Paisley and Bes
frewshire Gazette; tho North Drilish
Mail; and tho Sidney (Australia) Herald,
of tho 25th March. Just think of it;
from Australia to Columbia in seven
Mr. W. Muller will accept our thanks
for an invitation to be present at a pic?
nic, furnished by his scholars, to-day, at
Leesville, on the Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta Railroad. We wish them a
pleasant trip. The train will leave at 8
The PHCENIX office is supplied with
every style of material from tho small
metal letter to the largest wood type,
together with plain and fancy cards,
paper, colored ink, bronze, etc. It is
tho only establishment in the interior o?
tho State whore two and three sheet
posters can be printed. All kinds of
work in thc printing linc attended to nt
Wc examined, yesterday, in the gar?
den of Dr. D. H. Trezevant, several
heads of lettuce, whisk properly come
under the head of monsters. They are
I called tho "Curled Lilenian," and one of
j them is twenty-four inches in diameter;
while another is over Ihreo feet high,
and still growing. Tho doctor thinks
"there is lifo in the old laud yet. "
As good claret is considered indispen?
sable by many persons, Mr. Cantwell has
received a supply that ho (as well as our?
selves) can recommend. Try it.
Tho race, ycstcrdivy, did not furnish
tho amusement auticipated. At the
start, tho rider of tho Birch colt was
thrown and the horso loft the track: when
old Bullet won by goiug through at a
LIST or NEW ADVEIITISEMENTS.
P. Cantwell-Claret Wino.
]). (lamlu ill-StockH and Bonds.
H. 1?. Watson-Fountain Soda Water.
Bryah St MeCnrter-To School Teichel s.
A. F. M.-Cominittoo Meeting.
Extra Communication Acacia Lodge.
Jacob Levin- -Auction Sales.
Horse and Wagon for Sale.
Ol'INlON OF THE I'liLss.-Wo take pleasure in
culling the attention of our readers to a very
remarkable medicino, a notico of which ap
poars in the Observerthis morning-Heinitsh's
"QUEEN'S DELIGHT." Thoro must bo some?
thing in it, for wo hear it spoken of as a pre?
paration of much merit, and ono prepared by
Dr. Hcinitsh himself, of distinguished phar?
maceutical reputation. Tho euphonious sou?
briquet, "QUEEN'S DEEIOHT," has m 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 benetlted
by its uso. For salo by Fism:a Sc HEIKITSH,