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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Tuesday Morning, May 31,1870.
TI3C military Bauble.
It may be said of Southern radicalism,
that it is certainly fortilo in its political
expedients. No sooner does it exhaust
one popular instrumentality wherewith
tooonoiliate the colored vote, than it finds
another. And thus it will go on, we pre?
sume, nntil it has picked the African
bone clean. Then it will throw the sub
jeot aside, and hopo to fall back upon ita
ill-gotten gains. In the meantime, the
credulous negro will have alienated him
Belf from tho people with whom his lot
has been cast, and he will bo loft, when
no longer profitable to radicalism, to
fight his own way in tho battlo of life.
This is no fancy sketch. It is suggested
in no spirit of prejudice or ill will
towards tho Southern negro. The bauble
of the hour, in Sooth Carolinta, is mili?
tary office, and wo may expect to find
these executive gifts lavished with no
unsparing hand for party ends. And
these military baubles will be mude to
subserve a purpose. They will be em?
ployed like toys, whilst more substantial
things will be realized by the moro know?
ing ones. Military appointments are to
be the blandishments of tho hour. "Cur
pet-baggery" is about to enter a new
field. As "the mule and forty acres" re?
cedes, the old militia humbug, with all
its fuBs and feathers, is to be revived, to
amuse "the newly enfranchised," and
the commander-in-chief is doubtless
ready to give all the military offices to
the negro, and to tnke for self and com?
pany all the offices thal pay. But thc mi?
litia, like the measles, must go through
tho community. "We hope, however,
that, pro bono publico, the Executivo will
see to it that it is made to assume us mild
a form as possible.
Thc Difficulties In tile Way of tile Reform
There is now on foot in South Caroli?
na, as we understand it, an honest and
disinterested effort in behalf of reform in
our government in this State. Those
who desire to mend their fortunes, to
educate their children, to secure a com?
petency, to build their churches, and, in
a general way, to improve their condi?
tion-this class, embracing the great
mass of the people, desire this roform.
They desire economy and retrenchment
in publie matters, honesty in officials,
and good government in general;because
these matters come home to them as
tax-payors. They desire a reform, be?
cause of existing abuses that tend to re?
press the public energies, dampen the
public ardor and keep away from the
State tho flow of capital and immigrants.
But there are difficulties to bo encoun?
tered. Tho movement for reform will
have to enconuter two great obstacles
the apathy of its friends and the activi?
ty of its foes. The one must be over?
come. The other must bo met with cor?
responding spirit. No reform has ever
been consummated without activity
without aggression. The John Knox
spirit-the spirit of Luther-something
like this must bo tho spirit to infuso into
the movement. Nor must this bo over?
looked. There will perhaps bo found
men who will bo rnady to discourage tho
movement for reform, because they do
not desire other than a corrupt and plia?
ble Legislature. Having some great
schemo to work, and expecting to work
it by legislativo manipulation, a corrupt
Legislature is what they waut. To bo
confronted with an incorruptible body,
or a body passably honest, would be a
death-blow to thoir hopes of personal
aggrandizement. Hence, tho difficulty
of roform on this account.
The movement for reform in South
Carolina, is a movement in behalf of the
interests of the great-body of tho pooplo
-both white and black. Wo deem it a
fair, honest and legitimate effort in tho
right direction. We wish it tho amplest
success. At tho same time, wc desiro
dispassionately to consider the work, and
to suggest to tho friends of reform that
they bavo no small achievement in view.
Prejudice will meet you on tho right und
on tho loft. Misrepresentation will assail
you and studiously seek every loose joint
in yonr armor. And worso than all, it
may bo that domestic credulity, or mis?
taken diplomacy, or deliberate treachery
will be added to open and avowed oppo?
sition. Yet, in spite of all this, should
good, true, honest citizens band together
and press the business of reform? This
question rises abovo tho level of partisan
considerations. It reaches tho dignity
of a groat public matter. REFORM is in?
deed a State affair, and intimately bound
up with the intorosts of tho present and
the hopos of tho future. But it will not
bo effected uuless tho work is undertaken
with zeal, sagacity, untiring energy, and
Tho Pacific Railroad and Suez Canal
aro raciug on carrying mails from Aus?
tralia to Eogland. Tho railroad b?ats
by threo days, so far.
To th? Citizen? of Richland.
The citizerm of Richland, white and
colored, irrespective of party, bnt who
aro in favor of economy, retrenchment
and reform, low tax?e and a wise, pa?
triotic and honest administration of our
Slato Government, are requested to
meet in their respective townships on
Saturday, 4th June next, and select four
delegates each to attend a County Con
ventimi, to be hold at Columbia on the
first Monday in Juno next, for the pur?
pose of appointing delegates to tho
State Convention, which will assemble
on the 15th of that month.
THE EX-PIIESIDENT.-A gentleman of
this city, receutly from Memphis, in?
forms us that upon a recent visit to that
city ho mot ex-Presidont Jefferson Davis.
He found him in his office in tho dis?
charge of his duty ns President of tho
Carolina Lifo Insurance Company. He
states that Mr. Davis is cheerful and
looks woll-quito ns well as when he
saw him at Richmond at the head of the
Confederacy. The ox-President, who
has illustrated so well the element of
gonuiuo manhood, is the sumo calm,
quiet, self-poised man now, as when ho
stood before the eyes of tho world.
In the matter of Mr. Aigner's propo?
sition to fill orders "for settlers, labor?
ers or mechanical workers," wo omitted
to state that tho orders should reach Mr.
.Aigner before 1st July next. Address
Hans Aigner, Georgetown, S. C., caro of
Dr. A. M. Forstor. Mr. Aigner himself
came herc tinder the auspices of the New?
berry Emigration Society,
Parson Cain, who was counted upon
as a bold reformer, commences his work
of reform by a nomination of Governor
Soott for re-election. We suppose that
"bc can no other." But let us say that
this is reform with a vengeance.
Tin- Fenian Collupsc.
Tho Fenian invasion, as far as the
movement iu tho direction of St. Al?
bans, Vt., is concerned, has exploded.
Telegrams state that soon after tho arrest
of Gen. O'Neil, the Fenian officers hold
a long council of war, and decided that
it was useless, with the small number of
men at their command, to mako any fur?
ther attempts at invading Canadian soil,
and, in consequence, tho roads leading
from Franklin to St. Albans, Vt., are
lined with returned wearers of tho green.
It is stated that there is not now a Fe?
nian in tho former village, and that
guns, ammunition, blankets and other
paraphernalia of war, are scattered about
in greut abundance, and are being picked
np by the farmers and villagers.
The rank aud filo complain bitterly of
their officers, and say they do not under?
stand their business. Ono thing is
deemod evident, namely, that tho point
chosen for crossing the line, was the
most unfavorable one, and could have
been bettered by going half-a-milc dis?
tant, where there was au open field. As
it was, the enemy was entrenched behind
rocks, and had a decided advantage. Au
Aide of Gen. O'Neil says 1,001) men
could not have driven the Canadians
from their position, which naturally was
n very strong one, and the Fenians, for
the most part, became sadly demoralized
at the first volley of Canadian musketry,
and tho officers had little or no control j
over them. Some witnesses of the light,
who were officers in the late war, do not i
hesitate to affirm that the most shabby
military tactics were displayed, and that
the result would havo been different had
the affair been mauuged differently.
Commenting on this fumo, the Balli- j
moro Sun says:
The failure of the lateFeuiau raid into j
Canada cnn scarcely havo disappointed I
even the lenders themselves. They could !
not reasonably havo expected, with limit-1
ed resources, both of men and munitions
of war, and defectivo equipment and or?
ganization, to accomplish a regular in?
vasion of Canada, or securo uuy other
practical object, except to keep tho Fe- j
niau lodges in good heart by tho feint of
au attack upon un English colony, and
take the chunco of something occurring
during one of these forays which will
embroil England and the United States,
lt hus been held out that their hopo was
to co-operate with tho Winnipeg insur?
gents, hut us it is officially stated to our ;
Government by Mr. Thornton that tho
trouble in that quarter is about settled
by liberal concessions from tho Dominion
to the Red River revolutionists, the lat?
ter will not be likely to continue light?
ing for what they eau get without further
ooutest. It is alleged that there were
dissensions among tho Fenians them?
selves, both in regard to the principle
and policy of tho scheme which has had
such au inglorious termination. Our !
Government, moreover, uotwithstand- j
iug the secrecy with which tho Fenian j
leaders concealed their purpose to the
last moment, acted with considerable
promptitude, and the public sentiment, j
as manifested siuco, is in favor of sus- !
taming the President's proclamation of I
warning, and rigidly preserving thu nu
tiouul neutrality uud good faith, lt
would bo indeed nu act of humanity to
tho masses of adopted citizens who are
led oil' periodically iuto these illegal and
duugerous movements, to restrain them
from acts which eau only entail ruin and
misery upon theinselvos and their fami?
Edward Ketchum, the forger, has'
made 8-100,000 in Wall street binco his i
reloaso from prison. Ed. is making up i
for lost time.
Mr. Carlow Lynch, the oldest citizen
of Cberaw, is dead.
Lnuch every day at Pollock's.
Th? Colored Cadet Making Hts Bow to
Col. BUck, of UM BcgalM Army.
West Point and the entire National
Academy were almost breathless with
excitement yesterday. The non of a
oolored American citizen arrived here, in
his new role of military cadet. There
had been rumors that negro boys had
beeu appointed to the National Aca?
demy, but tho absolute arrival of an Afri?
can, commission in hand, is too much
for West 1'oint human naturo to endure.
Aristocratic professors and jaunty ca
dots are speechless. Tho timo for the
breukiug forth of thoir indignation has
not yet arrived. They cannot do the
subject justico, but their iudigunnt coun?
tenances and ominous looks indicate Ibo
coming storm. Cadet Master Charles
Howard (colored) comes from the State
of Mississippi. His appointment is from
tho Secretary of War, and was recom?
mended by tho Hon. Legrnud W. Pierce,
newly elected membor from tho Fifth
District. Young Howard is a full black, \
of sturdy physique. Ho mensures five
feet in Leight (regal nt ion size,) and is as
bright a boy as was over seen. His hair
is cut tight, and his accent smacks de?
cidedly of tho plantation.
"What yon g'win to do wid dat bag,
sah?" and "You dun let dat drup," was
his exclamation to a hotel porter, who
accidentally took up his carpet-bag. nie
nose is slightly retrousse, and bis face is
shiny with health. It is settled that be
cannot be rejected physically by tho
The first African cadet landed from
the ferry-brat with a jaunty air, and,
lifting his militnry bat, no inquired for
tho West Point Hotel. On arriving tbero
ho registered his name aud asked for a
room. For tho first time at this hotel a
cadet was refused a room. Charles said
somothing about his rights, and saunter?
ing out on the rampus, he inquired for
Col. Jerry Black. The news Hew over
to Col. Black's, who then and there, with
Col. Boynton and others, held a very
serious couucil of war. The African
carno and utood before them-before Col.
Black, nf the Regalar Army-and re?
spectfully asked thnt bis equality be
recognized. Tho Colonel waved bim
away with bis band, and one by ono the
officers departed, speechless with umazc
ment. Tho white, cadets seemed para?
lyzed. "It is dreadful," says one.
"Let's put tho nigger in the river," says
another. Some of thom threaten tore
sign, whilo others talk of killing tho
black boy outright.
Ouo thing is certain, the black cadet
is hero. He is undoubtedly physically
qualified. He must now drill with the
white cadets until tho examination on
tho 24th of July. Then ho will fail in
mental examiuutiou, and *go back to
Mississippi. This is the programme, for
the examining officers have power to re?
ject any applicant. Gen. Sebriver and
Col. Black aro opposed to tho African,
and while they aro ot tho bead of the
National Academy, tho black boy will
remain on the plantation. Judge H?ge,
member of Congress, from Coljjmbia, is
to appoint a negro, and has already
signed a paper of recommendation.
Gen. Butler's colored youth was too
yonug, and the General knew it. Ho
only appointed him for political pur?
poses. But in tho light of the fifteenth
amendment, what shall wo do with the
African in our National and Naval
Academies isa gravo question for the un?
regenerate mind.-Nae York Sun, 'loth.
Hum-HANDED ODTBAOE.-At un early
hour yesterday morning, as the Judge
aud two polioo officers were carrying tho
ballot-boxes to tho City Hall, they were
met on 17th street, hy four mulatto
men, who presented pistols to their
bends, and liually took possession of tho
boxes. Tho boxes were carried oil" and
emptied of their contents. Now, if somo
of tho "poor whitotrash,"."rebels," and
"traitors," had attacked tho mullatto
men, Sumner, Butler, and old Zack
Chandler would bc bellowing over tho
matter to-day, in Congress, like bulls of
Bashan. It makes a great difference
whose "ox is gored." Doesn't it?
[Richmond Enquirer, "28th.
Wo clip from from tho Greensboro
Patriot the following extract coucerning
.Stephens'death: Stephens was seen in
company with a negro, and near the
room in which ho was found; at dusk,
or probably dark, tho Court House was
surrounded by a negro guard to protect
or see that noone either entered or came
out. So for as tho evidence shows, as
developed, it seems quito as probable
that ho was murdered by his former
friends as by his political enemies, hav
iug heard that by his acts ot' treachery,
Ac., bo had cheated mauy of the igno?
rant out of their bard earned dollars.
Over 5U0 families, numbering 4,51)0
persons, have been rendered destitute by
a lire which has been raging in the coun?
try around Sagina, Canuda, covering an
area of iivo miles wide aud thirty in
length. Several churches and many
other bouses have beon burned, and six
adults and two children have perished in
The Treasury will sell 3.">,()00,000 of
gold, and buy .38,0)0,000 of bonds dur?
ing June, at New York, viz: 81.000,000
of gold ovory Wednesday, and $2,000,
ODO of bonds on tho 1st, ?id and 5th, and
81,000,000 on tho second aud fourth
Thursday. Cold rain all day.
KILLED HY LIQIITKINO.-A colored
mau and a mulo was struck by lightning
on Dr. Patterson's plantation, about six
milos from Bounettsvillu, and instantly
killed, on Wednesday last.
BARNWELL TIIR Corirr HOUSE.-Judge
Platt has decidod that, according to tho
law as it now stands, barnwell is tho pro?
per place for holdiug tho courts for
A sailor named Nicholas Christophe],
fell from tho pilot boat Atlanta, Boyce's
wharf, Charleston, and was drowned.
The body was secured on Sunday.
Everybody, go to Pollock's!
CENTRALIZATION VS. DB-CEKTRAJ?IZA,
TION.-In France, where an "Imperial
Democracy" reigns, the progress is to?
wards de-centralization. In the United
States, where a popular and genuino De?
mocracy ought to prevail, thero ia an
opposite tendency. Tho New York
"The proceedings of the French com?
mission on the subject of the de-centrnli
zation of tho administrativo power are
said to justify hopes of important eon
cessions to local government. Contem?
poraneous with this tendency in France,
wo have here a determined effort at go?
vernmental consolidation; but, fortu?
nately, the doctrine of State rights is
rooted too deep in tho human heart to
fear overthrow. That doctrino is just
this-that the republic is a city and tho
States the houses. Inside his house,
each mun orders his family as seems to
him good, always provided no injury be
done thereby to others; but outside tho
house, nil tho citizens are amenable to
the general rules prescribed for the city
guidance. Alter this disposition of
powers; let it he in tho power of tho cit}'
to enter a man's houso und regulato the
relations of tho household-what it shall
spend, or when dine, or how live; and at
ouco, chaos is come ngaiu. Federal go?
vernment for Federal affairs; Stato go?
vernemnt for State affairs; city for city;
and in each family tho head of tho houso
supreme. This is order-Heaven's ii rat
law-penco, prosperity, and happiness.
A reversal is timmi ural anywhere; and in
working to local self-government Franco
is but conforming to tho healthful re?
quirements of liberty."
NEW YORK GOLD PANIC DECISION.
Judge Daly, in tho Court of Common
Pleas, decided, in tho case of Baker
against Lockwood, to recover thc diff?r?
ence between 130 und 135 ou a purchase
of gold during lust September panic,
and which defendant refused to accept,
on tho ground of non-delivery within
the specified time, that tho rule adopted
by merchants nud bankers at the time
must bo respected, and settlement made
on tho basis of 135. Tho amount in?
volved is ouly Sil,OOO, but tho decisiou
settles a lurgo number of pending con?
THE NEW METHODIST BISHOP.-Tho
General Conference of the Methodist
Church, South, now in session at Mem?
phis, made choice, Saturday last, of a
now Bishop, in tho person of Dr. John
Christian Keener. Bishop Kconer is n
native of Baltimore, but hus long residod
in New Orloaus, und is now editor of the
Christian Advocate, of that city. He ?R
said to bo ii man of fine abilities, and
well qualified for the ropousiblo position
to which ho hus been chosen.
A REMARKABLE MAN.-Dr. Lovick
Pierce, of Georgia, whoso ago is nearer
ninety than eighty, preached a sermon
near two hours in length iu Memphis,
last week, and some who have known
him many years, say it was ono of tho
ablest of his life. The health of this
vonerable divine is quito ns good as it
has beon for twenty years past, nud ho
bids fair to completo his ceutury, and
then dio in tho ministerial harness.
Miss Mitford, writing of a certain
authoress, 8113s: "She is ugly, of course;
all literary ladies aro so. I never mot
one in my life (except Miss Jane Porter,
and she is rather pass?e,) that might not
have served for 11 scare-crow to keep tho
birds from the cherries. It's 11 prodigi?
ously strange and disagreeable pecu?
Tho Descret (Utah) News is offering a
prize for tho oldest personage who has
never seen a locomotive. Father Mer?
rill, aged ninety, hus had his claim set
aside by Father Alford, aged ninety-six,
who claims that ho has always kept
West of tho iron horse with his ox team.
He, however, confesses to have heard
tho animal snort, nud fears that tho loco?
motivo will overtake him yet.
COLONEL MOSBY.-Ono of tho sensa?
tion despatches from tho North, a few
days ago, stated that Colonel John S.
Mosby, of Virginia, was ono of tho
officers connected with tho Fenian inva?
sion of Canada. It was stated at tho
time that the report was very doubtful,
and it. is duo to that gentleman to say,
that ho is quietly attending to his law
business at War ron ton, Va.
Thc name of t_o euginccr, who, with
his family, was murdered iu Uxbridge,
Fugland, is Marshall. The supposed
murderer, now uuder arrest, is said to bo
his brother, who was transported to Aus?
tralia, eighteen years ago, through the
efforts of tho deceased.
THE NEXT CONGRESS.-Tho New York
World, in a leading articlo, is showiug
how tho Democratic party, if it makes
no mistakes, may easily elect tho majori?
ty of the next Congress. But when will
the day como iu which a political party
will make no mistakes?-Ballimore Sun.
Advices from Darieu represent tho
survoying expedition ns having pro?
gressed twelvo miles inland. Considera?
ble impediment was experienced from
swollen streams, owing to heavy rains.
Tho weather was extremely hot during
tho day. Tho expedition was to leave
for tho United States on tho 27th.
To koep an American man-of-war in
service costs 8130,000 a year; to keep ti
British man-of-war in service costs
800,000 a year. Annual American steal
ago por ship, 870,000.
S. J. Townsend, Esq., formerly a
member of tho Legislature from Marl?
boro, died in Jacksonville, Florida, on
tho '21st. Ho had lilied several impor?
tant positions iu his District.
It is said that Assistant Adjutaut-Gou
oral Elliott (colored) will oppose Con?
gressman H?ge, at tho next election.
A letter from San Domingo states that
tho Cubans captured and shot an agent
of Valmasedu, with forty followers.
Valmaseda is at Bagamo, surrounded by
Billiard-Players, go to Pollock's.
Coli. C. W. DUD LEV.-In tho Ben nott s
ville Journal we find a card from Col.
Dudley, explaining his politics. In con?
clusion, he states:
"What we want in South Carolina is
men of honest principles-be they Demo?
crats or Republicans, of whatever ruco,
condition or color. These wo must have,
or the State had as well be sunk lo the
bottom of the Atlantic 'Ocean. And we
intend to bavo them. Tho freedmen are
fast joining the ranks of their true
friends, and we hope that the volo to bo
taken ou the 31st of May will show that
Whittemoro and his confederates can
uover have a showing again in Marl?
borough. I nm thoroughly with them
who want reform in tho State, and
though not a Republican, will support
any ono of them by my vote, who is not
a disgrace to his own party."
A REVOLUTION IN COSTA RICA.-The
New York Herald's correspondence from
Central America gives tho details of a
successful revolution in Costa Rica. The
whole affair was somewhat grotesque in
its ohuracter. Probubly in imitation of
tho famous trick played by tho Creeks
upon the Trojans, niuo revolutionists hid
themselves in carts containing grass, and
which were driven into the barracks at
Kau Jose. At a signal, they emerged
from their place of concealment, shot
down all who opposed them, took pos?
session, and soou after, arrested Presi?
dent Jimenez. A new government was
then installed, headed by Dr. Bruno
Carranza, who will retain power until
somo other revolutionist deposes bira.
It is gratifying to know that no '.tyrants"
were shot. Jimenez and all the prison?
ers were set at liberty, and at last ac?
counts, everything was goiug on well.
The beautiful workings of the radical
machine aro illustrated by tho following
case: A woman, because she was extra
smart, or because sVo handsomed so
much, or because she bad presented
Grant with u pair of slippers or some?
thing, was appointed postmistress of a
town in North Carolina. Sho is said to
be a worthy woman, and needs the work
to support herself and children. Rut
she cannot quulify, because she cannot
take that detestable "iron-clad oath,"
having rendered offices of charity and
attention to rebel soldiers. There you
bavo it, as long as it is broad. A woman
debarred from employmentbocause, true
to ber womanly instincts, she acted the
good Samaritan to a suffering follow*
Tho most elegant dress ever in Ameri?
ca, was worn at a late ball in New York,
of the demi-monde. 1,200 yards of de?
licate white illusion, forty yards of the
costliest gold cord, thirty-eight yards of
salmon-colored satin, fifteen yards of
white satin and eight yards of thread lace
were used in making tho beautiful pat?
tern dress. It WUB made by au American
modiste, after designs by the wearer.
A very remarkable coincidence, weare
informed, occurred at the Purcell Rouse
last night. Threo gentlemen registored
their names iu succession, nnd they ap?
peared, leaving out the initials, us fol?
lows: Root, Hogg, Dye. Thc two first
named are well-known Raleigh gentle?
men and tho latter is from New York.
I Wilmington Slur.
A young man, named Danforth, with
n mutilated hand, who lives in Kokomo,
had a difficulty with another, named
Disscuger, relativo to a young lady,
when the latter had his skull broken by
a blow from the injured fist of his oppo?
nent. Death immediately ensued.
A lady, whoso husband, an officer in
the army, was ordered to Fort Lamed
siuco the Indian troubles, refused to
accompany him, as sho said sho "had
but very little hair on her head, but
what she bad she preferred to keep."
Four Kentuckians in jail for murdering
a neighbors, had a surprise party from ti
hundred or two citizens, the other night.
They hadn't any last words ready, and
wouldn't bavo had timo to say them if
they had. All loavo families.
Mr. George W. Schenckbcrg, of tho
New York Seventh Regiment, while on
parade, on tho 2Gth, fell dead iu the
street. He was an honorary member of
tho regiment, and only paraded ou tho
occasion in honor of his comrades.
Those of our friends who think Now
York a dry place, aro respectfully in?
formed that they can get a drink at
6,359 different places in that city just at
Isaac nerekaday, a traveling agent of
several wholesale houses in St. Louis,
proves to bo a defaulter in tho sum of
810,000. His reported murder in Texas
A California Indian went for a bottle
of whiskey to give his wifo as an anti?
dote to a rattlesnake bite. Chancing to
taste it himself, ho finished tho bottle,
got drunk, and tho woman died.
Tho pedestrian, Weston, on Wednes?
day last, at tho Empiro City Skating
Rink, Now York, accomplished the feat
of walking 100 miles in twenty-one
hours, and won 81,500.
A Jersey City boy went under a slove
for bis top, upsot it, scalded tho baby to
death, and burnt himself and his mother
so badly that they will dio too,
A boiler exploded nt tho Kidsorovo
forgo in Staffordshire, England, on tho
26th, while tho men were at work. Fivo
were killed outright, and many injured.
Tho "Woman's Bureau" is doubtless
an excellent institution in its way; but,
after all, isn't tho best place for a wo?
man's bureau at home?
Tho oxyhjdric light is a ucw illumina?
tor which is about to bo introduced in
New Y'ork. It has many advantages over
tho old gas.
In speaking of a fashionable hat,
should ono sav, "tho latest style," or
"tho latest tile?"
Smoki8ts and driukists, call at tho
Wo are pained to announce the death,
on Sunday afternoon-from menengetis,
we believe-after au illness of only one
week, of Miss Louisa Pollock, youngest
daughter of our aged friend, Mrs.
Francis Pollock, of this city. Miss
Louisa had arrived at the years of
womanhood, and by her pleasing man?
ners and amiable disposition, had gained
a numerous circlo of friends. Her
afilicted mother and family will receive
tho earnest sympathy of nearly the entire
community in their bereavement.
DEATii or ANOTHER OLD CITIZEN.-W.
W. Walker, Esq., who lins been in feeble
health for several mouths past, with
livor complaint, died at the residence of
his daughter, iu Union County, yester?
day morning. Mr. Walker was abont
sixty-oight years of ugo; was born in
Darlington; hy his own exertions re?
ceived an education at Wilbraham,
Mass. ; removed to Columbia in 1829,
\ whero ho has siuco resided. Ho carried
on the business of a merchant tailor
uutil 18G5. Mr. Walkor was, we believe,
the originator of the Columbia Female
College, aud was President of the insti?
tution for some time; he was also Presi?
dent of Elmwood Cemetery Company.
Ho leaves manj' friends nud relatives to
mourn his death.
D Econ ATINO THE SHAVES OE THE FEDE?
RAL DEAD.-Yesterday afternoon, there
was a general turn-out of our colored
fellow-citizons, who, loaded with ever?
greens and flowers, marched in proces?
sion-headed by tho "Elliott Guards'i
and "Neagle Rifles"-to the residence
of Governor Scott, where it was joined
by a number of State officers, etc., and
then proceeded to Elmwood Cemetery,
whoro tho graves of thc Union soldiers
were covered with flowery tributes. A
prayer was offered by Rev. A. Richard?
son, (colored,) and au address delivered
by Attorney-General Chamberlain. After
tho conclusion of tho ceremonies, the
procession re-formed-increased by a de?
tachment of United States soldiers and
tho post band-and marched back to the
placo of assembling, whero it was dis?
CRUMBS.-Mr. Pollock has been suc?
cessful in a raid, and captured one of the
terrible "Feuiaus." Not one of the Ca?
nadian raiders, however; but a veritable
hard-back from the sea. His turtleship
is squirming iu his natural clement, in
front of tho Pollock House, and will, in
a few days, furnish soup and steak to the
patrons of that establishment. Turtle
soup is a speciality of the "Pollock
House," as everybody knows.
We aro reliably iuformod that an order
has recently been forwarded to the North
by the officers of tho Greenville and Co?
lumbia Railroad, for two new locomo?
tives aud several passenger cars. A lot
of new iron aud chairs are nlso on tho
way, for the purpose of renewing and
refitting certain portions of the road,
when tho schedule will be shortened two
hours. Arrangements aro also about
being completed for a telegraph line.
Ou tho 1st of Juno, the work of taking
tho ninth census will commence. TLe
census-taker is not at liberty to make
known any information gained in the
discharge of his duties that would affect
tho interest of individuals. Ladies who
refuse to tell their ages will bo fined 830.
Tho Graud Duchess jackets, made of
crimson cloth and embroidered with gilt
braid, aro very fashionable for breakfast
and houso wear.
Tho largo, sensible pongee parasols will
bo "do rigour" this su minor.
The PHONIX office is supplied with
every stylo of material from tho small
metal letter to tho largest wood type,
together with plain aud faucy cards,
I paper, colored ink, bronze, etc. It is
tho only establishment in the interior of
tho State whero two and three sheet
posters can bc printed. All kinds of
work iu thc printing lino attended to at
Thc Charleston News and Courier con?
tain a lettor from Mr. B. Odell Duncan,
United States Consul at Naples, wherein
ho shows himself for "reform." Mr.
Duncan has hitherto been fully identi?
fied with tho "Republicans" of this
Tho Little Corporal magazine, for June,
is received. In July this sterling juve?
nile is to bo enlarged and improved.
Those subscribing now receive ono num?
ber free, if they ask for it when they sub?
scribe. Ono dollar a year. Published
by Sowoll Sc Miller, Chicago, III.
Tozer & McDougall havo an opening
iu their establishment for an apprentice.
LIST OK NEW ADVKUTIHKMENTS.
Rockbridge Alum Springs, \ irginia._
FROM tim promises of tho BUO
scriber, a BROWN UEIFER CALF,
about throe months obi; has black
_"uoso and foot. Any information
concerning thc samo will ho thankfully re?
ceived. RICHARD TOZER.