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COLUMBIA; S. C.
Wednesday Moniin?, January ll, 1871.
Tho Position of Paris.
Day by day, the grasp of tho be?
sieger tightens around Paris, until now
oven Frenoh journals aro discussing the
probability of its early capitulation. As
yet, all its defences are intact-tho si?
lencing of Port Avron being of no ma?
terial consequence, since it was but an
outpost beyond the regular fortifications,
and behind its barricades stand fully two
hundred thousand well-drilled and per?
fectly equipped mon. At no point havo
the Prussians evinced any disposition to
resort to storming ; tho sapping and
mining process, togothor with tho use of
guns of long range, by which shells can
be thrown into the suburbs of Paris,
seem to suit the German tasto bettor
than charging at the point of tho gleam?
ing bayonet, and ns Strasbourg fell in
this way, they have very good cause for
resting their chances of success upon it
in the present instauce. Tho probability
of an army from the provinces marching
to tim aid: of-the beleaguered city, does
not? novf appear, immipcut. The last
hope of relief from tbat-source fled when
Do Palladines was forced to inaugurate a
retrograde movement from Chateau Dun.
Bub Paris may bo able to hold out a long
while yet. Its people are terribly iu
earnest; they have weighed all tho con?
sequences growing out of a stubborn de?
fence; and have determined to perish
sooner than surrender. It is difficult to
estimate the power and endurance of
which a brave people aro capable. It
would not surprise us in tho least if Paris
were to hold its enemies at bay uutil
next summer. Such defences arc not
Several members of tho North German
Parliament have spoken out boldly
against a continuance of hostilities, al?
leging that tho masses of Germany aro
not in favor of a war of conquest and
kingly aggrandizement. This opposi?
tion was carried to the point of refusing
to vote for the new loan, which Bismarck
says must be forthcoming at ouco. A
refusal of such a character at such a
timo was sufficient tu exasperate even his
serene highness William* aud that he
should oxerciso his ardent love for liber?
ty in thrusting tho recalcitrant repre?
sentatives into a prison, was not a mat?
ter of great surprise to most people.
While such things are possible in Berlin,
the French have reason to hope that ere
Paris feels poignantly the pangs of hun?
ger, something will turu up to disturb
the equilibrium of its great cuetny and
make a successful defcuce possible. In
common with the American people, we
would bo glad to seo Paris escapo the
horrors of bombardment and pillage.
It is too closely identified with tho beau?
tiful in art and the admirable iu science
to be sacked by tho German soldiery,
and tho marring of "tho beautiful city"
oould not be remedied in the prcseut
century, if, indeed, at all.
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SPECIE PAYMENTS.-The New York
Herald announces as an "importaut ru?
mor from Washington," that "the ad?
ministration is perfecting a plan whereby
tho Government shall resume specie
paymeuts before tho 1st of January,
1872." Wo observe that tho Washing?
ton Chronicle is urgiug tho rcf>u nip lion
oC specie payments. The preliminary
step, in tho opiuion of some, will ho
taken when tho Secretary of tho Trea?
sury uses tho coiu reserves, under his
control, to lower tue gold premium to at
least eight or nine per cent., so that tho
silver coin now hoarded may bo brought
into general circulation. The ro-npponr
ance of silver halves and quarters ns cur?
rency would havo a very healthy effect
on the national finances, and facilitate
tho measures that may be ultimately
adopted for making greenbacks con?
vertible, at tho will of tho holders, into
"GLENDALE"-SALE OE BUILDING
LOTS.-Dr. Wheeler has purchased a j
large tract of land in tho South eastern j
part of tho city, which ho has laid out in j
buildiug lots fifty by ?00 feet-a eon-1
venient size. Ho has erected a sub- j
stnulial dwelling for his own residence,
IQ tho vicinity of these lots, and has
given it the romantic title of "Glen- j
dale." To encourage thc building of
dwellings by persons of limited means,
tho Doctor offers to dispose of these lots
at rcasouablo prices. A plat or map of
tho grounds can bo seen at tho auction
house of Messrs. D. C. Teixotto A: Son.
Streets aro being graded and opened
through this tract of land-Dr. Wheeler
having granted to tho city the land ne?
cessary for tho purpose. Hero is a
capital chanco for individuals of limited
means to obtain a homestead.
A mau by tho name of Ned Campbell
was frohem to death near Georgetown, a
few days since, while out gunning. His
body was found tho next morning.
MB. EDITOB: The lato License Bill in?
troduced in tho form of an ordinance by
our city father?..will strike a heavy blow
at the prosperity of Columbia. If it
oan be chown that the growth ?nd prosr |
parity of a city depends on its commerce,
then it follows that the trade of Colum?
bia has received its death blow, unless
tho ovil eau be arrested, and tho Legis?
lature be induced to provont tho City
Council from collecting the onerous
taxes proposed. That all residing within
the city limits should contribute to the
support of the city, is not denied; but
that taxes should he so heavy as to tram?
mel trado, drive off its best citizens, pre?
vent improvements, take all tho hard
earnings of the industrious, and bring
the most frugal to destitution, or com?
pel them to seek homes elsewhere, is a
matter that comes home to all citizens alik>\
irrespective of race or color. I submit a
case of one of our merchants, which
will show the injustice of the tax pro?
posed in tho shape of license, and will
first say that his entiro stock in trade
docs not amount to $1,000. Tho pro?
posed Iicenso which ho has to pay is, as
confectioner ?25; tavern license $200;
mnnufucturcr and bottler of soda water
$50; license to sell lager beer, aio and
porter $50; restaurant or eatiug saloon
$50; cigars $10; horse and wagon $10;
water rent to he taxed $20; stock in trade
tobo taxed by authority of Legislature
$30; total 8151, or nearly 12 per cent, on
tho stock in trade of a dealer, imposed
by tho city authorities in tho shape of
taxes and licenses.
Thia may be said to bo an extreme
case, but it can bo shown that in every
instance the city taxes aro far in excess
of thc means of our citizens to respoud,
and will inevitably bring tho property of
our peopjo under the Sheriff's hammer.
Now, Mr. Editor, leaving the subject
of licenses, I will take a glauco at tho
proposed increase of powers asked for
by our city fathers, which increased
powers thoso who pull tho wires have
taken great pains to hido from public
view, and which, at tho twelfth hour,
they havo not placed before our people,
or given them au opportunity to express
their approval or disapprobation of.
This bill proposes to nuthorize tho
City Council to levy and collect a tax of
not exceeding two per cent, on all real
property. This is an ndvanco of only
100 per cent, over any taxes heretofore
collected. It authorizes a tax to support
tho poor, and another for educational
purposes, which, with State and Couuty
taxes, will iu thc aggregate nmouut to
about -I.'..' per ceut. on all real property
within tile limits of Columbia. Think
of this, you, poor colored citizens, who
have, by your industry and economy,
saved enough to buy a homo; if it is
worth $500, you will have to pay $22.50
State and corporation taxes; and if $1,000,
$15-most of which is for tho city. Cau
you rot ai n your property with such a
draiu on your industry? 77/1* is not a
matter of }>olitics, bul a matter of dollars
and cents-a matter which, if permitted
to bo accomplished, will take the homes
from poor colored as well as tho white
man, and a matter which comes home to
tho pockets of all. If tho Legislature
grant the power asked for by the City
Council, then good-bye to improvements,
for tho capitalist will not invest to build
np our waste places, aud tho poor will
uot be able to stand thc tax?t iou.
The sound of the sam, the hammer, the
plane or the trowel, will not be heard in our
eil j/. Thoso who will be able will get
away, property will go down, down, and
our euee beautiful city will lie reduced
to utter insignificance.
Another proposition of the proposed
bill before tho Legislature is for authori?
ty to establish public scales and seale
houses, and to appoint public weighers,
compelling all persons, purchaser and
vender alike, under penally to be im?
posed by Council, to havo all articles
sold by weight in the Columbia market,
weighed thereon. That there should be
a public tribunal to resort to in ease of
difference or disagreement between the
buyer and seller, none will deny, but it
would bo nn arbitrary stretch of power
to compel thoso who aro willing, by mu?
tual agreement of both buyer aud seller,
to do their own weighing under fines and
penalties at the will of Council. The
bill would drive away tho cotton und
other products of tho country from this
market, and would compel every butcher
who sells n pound of meat to employ a
public weigher, and might easily be con?
strued to fine every grocer or apothecary
who has not a public weigher to weigh a
pound of sugar or a doso of calomel.
Such powers would be tyrannical iu the
extreme, and would work ruinous evils
on our citizens. It is earnestly hoped
that our Legislature will prevent the
evils already alluded to by refusing to
grant the powers asked for' by Council;
and that they prevent all "legislation
which impedes the re-building of our
Another point, Mr. Editor, and I am
done. One great motive of increasing
the tuxes at present is tho work of a
ring, who have bought up tho past due
blinds of tho eily at low ligures and de?
sire to moko money by having increased
powers ol' taxation granted, hy which they
will realize a large profit iu a short time.
We do not charge that Conned is en?
gaged in this work, bul thal the rina exists,
lhere is no doubl. Many members of the
Council aro opposed to the increased tax?
ation and will no doubt continuo to tight
it strenuously, and all such who are op?
posed to placing heavy burthens on the
peoplo 10/7/ receive the heart y thanks and
support of their
SUDDEN DEATH IN CAMDEN.-Mr.
Vachel A. Smith, of Kershaw Couuty,
died uf congestion of tho brain, on Sa?
turday night last. Ho was found speech?
less, in the road leading from Camden to
Darlington, and carried into a house,
where he soon expired.
TUESDAY, JANUARY. 10, 1871.
Tho Senate met at 12 M., Hon. O. W.
Montgomery, President pro (em,, in ibo
The following bills from the House
wore received, read the first time and or?
dered for consideration to-morrow: To
iucorporate thc Moses Guards of Ridge?
way, Fairfield County; to re-oharter the
Puukiutown Turnpike Road, in Picken?
County; to incorporate the Nashville
Independent Blue's Charitable Associa?
tion. Also, ii concurrent resolution for
tho appointment of n joiut committee to
wait upon tho Treasurer of the State and
oh'ain information as to tho disposition
of tho appropriation of 8l?i3,O0U for Le?
gislative expenses; which was coucurred
iu. Also, a concurrent resolution that
tho Couuty Auditor of Newberry bo re?
quired to rondor a certain report; which
was concurred iu.
A concurrent resolution from the
House, requiring tho Secretary of tho
Board of tho Laud Commission to make
a roport, was luid upon tho table. Also,
communication from tho liousc, stating
that W. J. Whipper, P. J. Moses, Jr.,
Aaron Logau and Joseph Crews, hud
been nppoiutcd a committco to conduct
the impeachment trial of Judge Vernon,
and that said committee would hand iu
to tho Senate the urticles of impeach?
ment so soon as tho samo were agreed
upou by tho House.
The following coucurreut resolution
was received from the House: That his
Excellency tho Governor do furnish the
General Assembly with certain informa?
tion relative to riotous proceedings iu
certaiu Counties of the State; which was
concurred in. Also, tho Semite received
from tho Honso tho report of tho Medi?
cal Committee, on tho account of F.
Peyro Porcher; which was referred to thc
Committee on Claims.
Mr. Corbin, for tho Committee ou thc
Judiciary, reported buck upon thc follow
iug hills, recommending that they do not
pass : A bill to defiuo tho law in relation
to certain casements; to repeal so much
of tho Act of 1839 as prohibited clerk."
of tho court from practicing law; ant ho
rising tho Governor to appoint a Sherif
of Greenville County, to till tho unes
pired term of H. B. Vickers, deceased
to extend tho jurisdiction of the probat?
judges. Ordered for consideration to
Mr. Corbin, from tho Committee or;
the Judiciary, reported back the follow
ing bills, with a re? mmendation tba
they do pass: A bill s oplementary to ul
Act to authorize administrators, execu
tors aud other fiduciaries to sell certaii
evidences of indebtedness at public sale
and to compromiso in certain cases ; ti
amend au Act entitled au Act providinj
for tho next general election, and tin
manner of conducting the same, ap
proved March 1, 1S70; to authorize eil
cuit judges to hold courts in other Conn
ties than their own. Ordered for cousi
deration lo morrow. Also reported b id
upon tho petition of tho Couuty Com
missioners of Beaufort County, prnyiuj
that they bo delivered from paymeut a
the stenographer of tho court, reeom
memling that thc prayer of tho peti
tiouers be not granted. Ordered fo
consideration to-morrow. Also, roportei
on thc potitiou of .Samuel Cochran am
others, aud introduced n joint resolutioi
for tho relief of tho petitioners; wbicl
received its lir.st reading, and was Ol'
dered for consideration to-morrow.
Mr. Whittemore, from the Comtuitte
on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly um
correctly engrossed and ready fora thin
reading, a bill to provide for ibo redeinp
tiou of certain lands sold under order o
Gen. Cunby for taxes; joiut resolution
authorizing the State Treasurer to rc-ii
suo to John Phillips, executor of Job
Campbell, deceased, certain certificate
lof S?ato stock; authorizing tho Stat
Treasurer to reissue to Thomas L. Web!
Trustee of McKcwu and ?Martha Jobi:
stone, a certain certificate ol' State stock
authorizing the County Commissioner
of Ocouco County to levy a special tax
till of which were passed and ordered t
bc sent to the House.
Mr. Whittemore, from the Committc
on Engrossed Bills, reported as duly au
correctly engrossed and ready for a thir
reading, a joint r?solution authorizin
tho State Auditor to suspend proceeding
in certain cases ; passed aud ordered t
enrolled for ratification.
Mr. Corbin, from tho Committeo o
the Judiciary, reported back upon a join
resolution allowing compensation to th
lion. James L. Orr for extra services
recommending that tho same do pas;
Ordered for consideration to-morrow.
Mr. Nash gave notice of a bill to rc
peal au Act to establish a bureau of agri
cultural statistics, &c.
Mr. Johnston gave notico of a joiu
resolution for the relief of persons drive
from their homes by outrages committc
iu tho lipper Counties of tho State.
Tho report of tho Committeo on III
corporations ou a bill to renew and amen
tho charter of tho town of Mount Pie;
saut, was made the special order for tc
morrow, at 2 P. M.
Thu Senate adjourned ut il P. M.
HOUSE OP REPRESENTATIVES.
Tho House met at 12 M.
Mr. Frost, as Chairman of tho Cou
mittue ou Education, reported un favori
bly on bills to establish school-houst
in Colinton County; to authorize th
School Commissioner of Chnrlcsto
Couuty to erect school-houses in Charlu!
tou County; ordered to a second readiui
Also, presented tho petitions of certai
parties for paymeut of services as schot
teachers, which were ordered to bo ri
turned to tho parties, with instruction:
Mr. Frost, for the Committeo on Pul
lie Lands, reported back unfavorably o
a bill amending an Act to provide for til
appointment of a Laud Commissione:
aud deiiuing hin duties; the bill was lai
over for a second reading.
Report of Committee on Finance o
joint resolution authorizing the Stat
Auditor to suspend proceedings in ce:
tain cases, was ordered to a third rene
Mr. BosemoDt for the Oommittoo OD
Medical Affairs, reported upon the ao
ooont of T. Porcher, M. D., for post
mortem examination, for 980, reoom
mending that $4.0 be paid in-full of enid
account; BO ordered.
Mr. Smith, for the Committee on La?
bor, reported back upon a bill to fis and
determine the nnraber of hours for la?
borera, workmen and mechanics, recom?
mending a substitute; ordered to a se?
Mr. Wilson introduced a bill to nu
thorize tho formation and incorporation
of the Savannah Valley Railroad Com
pnny; referred to Committee on Ruil
Mr. Hayne introduced a bill to estab?
lish a now judicial and election Couuty,
to be known ns Woodbury Couuty.
Mr. Berry gave notice of a bill to in?
corporate tho Mt. Pleasant Lutheran
Churcb, of Barnwell.
Mr. Dowd preseutcd the account of
W. H. Jones, for repairing school house;
which was referred to tho Committee ou
Mr. Myers presented a resolution, that
tho Treasurer be authorized to pay the
account of J. lt. C. Jordan, (3204.0(5.)
for building bridge. Referred to the
Committee on (-launs.
Mr. Bosemon gave notice of a bill to
supply the deficiency in tho appropria?
tion for schools in Charleston County
for 1870. Also, presented school ac?
count of P. C. Morgan; which was refer?
red to the Committee on Claims.
Mr. Hedges gave notice of a bill to
create tho office of Stuto Engineer, to
inspect engines, machinery, Seo., mid
also to license engineers to run the same.
Mr. Andell introduced a hill to author?
ize the Commissioners of Pilotage of
Cbarlestou to elect a clerk of said board,
aud other purposes.
Mr. Davis presented a petition of cer?
tain merchants and other citizens ol
Charleston, praying tho appointment ol
an additional Inspector of Flour.
Mr. Mattox gave notion of a hill to in
corporate the Lincoln Guards, of Sum
merville, S. C.
Mr. Humbert introduced A joint reso?
lution, to instruct t he Governor to sene
ten companies of militia into Union ant
Siiartanbnrg Counties. Referred tc
Committee ou Military Affairs.
Mr. Keith gave notice of a bill to in
corporate the Lincoln Light Iufautry, o
Mr. Gary introduced a bill to requin
tho School Commissioner of Kershav
County to ereet school-houses in Ker
shaw County. Referred to Committo
on IM neat ion.
Mr. Jamison give notice of a bill ti
aller and fttncud the charter of the towi
of Orang, burg.
Mr. Byas gave noticoof a bul to muk
appropriations for educational purpose
for school year 1871.
Mr. Rocdish gave notice of a bill I
abolish the Boards of Equalization.
Mr. Gardner gave uotico of a bill I
amend au Act to organizo J ind gover
Mr. Singleton introduced ii resolution
that the Scrgonnt-at-Arms be required t
report to the Honsu the number of cou
nut tee rooms uow used, aud tho cost (
titting np tho same; which was ndoptet
Mr. Mob!ey gave uotice of a hill t
compel the Govornor to visit tho Com
ties of Uuiou aud Laurens.
Mr. Frost gave notice of a bill to c;
tablish a State Normal School.
Mr. Whipper gave notice of bills I
declare martial law in the Counties t
Uuiou and Laurens; to make uecessai
appropri?tious for tho expense of tl:
militia; to levy a special tax upon lt
said Counties for the same; lo provi*
for tho maintenance of tho widows an
orphans of persons murdered during n
cent disturbances in the up-country.
Mr. Boston gave uotico of a bill I
alter and amend tho charter aud exton
the limits of the town of Newberry.
The Committee on Engrossed Acts r
ported as duly and correctly engrosse*
and ready for a third reading, a bill I
[uovido a salary for thc office of Lieut
unut-Governor; which was passed, tl
title changed to an Act and ordered t
bo enrolled. [Tho bill provides n sulni
of $2,500, exclusivo of the 810.00 p<
diem and mileage, as President of tl
Mr. Gibbes gavo notice of a bill
provide State aid to poor farmers.
Mr. Jones iutroducod a bill to resuu
certain obligations of the State. Rofe
red to Committee ou Ways and Means.
The en tcting clause of a bill to pr
vide for the erect ion of sufficient fence
and keeping tile same iu repair, wi
A concurrent resolution, instructii
Senators and Representatives of Soul
Carolina in Congress to vote ngaiust tl
geueral amnesty bill now balbra tl
United States Congress, was adopted ai
ordered to bo sent to tho Senate.
Bills to incorporate the Stonewall Fi
Engino Company, of Chester, and to ii
corporate tho South Caroliua Saving UL
Building Association No. 2, were passe
to n third reading.
A concurrent resolution for tho a
pointment of a joint committee tosccu
tho report of Sinking Fund Comm i
sion, und transmit the same to cac
House, was rejected.
The House met at 7 P. M., in Con
milieu of tho Whole, to ttiko into eo
sideraliou the slate of thc country.
Mr. Henderson, of Newberry, said 1
would not lay any charge at the door
tho Executive If he bc negligent of li
high duties, and bo inclined to dopa
from the path of tiuo Ropublicanisi
let him alone, and ho will como back
us us many others have done. He thong
the colored people of his County amp
ablo to protect themselves, if only,
"Grabaldy" says, tho requisite arms 1
furnished them. They were 1,200 in tl
majority, and if this numbor couldr
sustain themselves, there was no need
extraneous aid. Better to have a gc
oral war, and have ton colored m<
killed to one white man, than that tl
present state of affairs should continu
Question by Mr. Smart-Would the
speaker please request that the front
seats bo vacated, and invite mourners to
Mr. Daunelly, of Orangoburg, said ho
had beard nothing but mastering, and
talk of murders and riots, &c., aud had
seen no measures taken, as ho desired,
to promote penco aud harmouy between
all classes nud races, and th.it would re?
dound to tho interest of tho whole peo?
Mr. Alleu, of Hurry, (Democrat,) was
next called upon. Llo Raid from tho re?
ports and evidence on all sides given, it
must be admitted that there aro serious
disturbance.-) in tho country; but thc iden
that all tho disturbances were confined
to tho up country, or all the outrages
perpetrated entirely by Democrats, was
false; that ho was prepare?! to second
any measures looking to tho preservation
of the peace and tho enforcement of the
hw by all legal moans, but would strenu?
ously oppose any interposition of the
military arm of tho Government, which
he felt confident could but result inn
worse aud more lamentable complication
of matters. Tbeso disturbances have a
cause, and if that cause be removed,
their euro would follow. Let the Legis?
lature cease to do evil, and good would
necessarily follow. He opposed the in?
d?cent and unjustifiable attacks made
upon tho Governor within tho lust few
duye. Gov. Scott was not the mau of
biri choice, but ho was prepared to re?
cognize nod respect him as the Chief
Executive of tho State; aud that so far,
at least during tho present administra?
tion, he was conscious of no act of Gov.
Scott that should subject him to such
malignment and abuse. Ho hoped that
uo extraordinary and hasty action would
ho adopted, but that tho General Assem?
bly would assist the Executivo in au im?
partial and fearless administration of the
law, which, iu his opinion, was fully
adequate to answer the necessities of tho
Mr. Jamisou, of Oraugeburg, said tho
titno for reasouingnnd consideration was
passed-the time for action had como.
Keasouing was the great fault of the Ke
publicnu party, and hud caused such dis
usters to it. Ho favored tho levy of a
tax upon tho wealthy citizens of tho dis?
orderly Counties to pay for evciy man,
woman and child injured. Then you
will see every property holder a vigilance
committee, aud all outrages will imme?
diately cease. Ho wanted to dive into
tho pockets of tho property holders, for
to them and to their money was due the
troubles that exist iu tho up-country.
Mr. Hurley believed that tho difficulty
was not with the whito people, nor with
the black people of South Carolina, but
with the Executive, who had failed to
execute the laws from iucompotency and
cowardice to do his duty. He should be
forced to obey tho behests of tho law;
and if ho would not, the General Assem?
bly must do it for him. We must, as
Charles lleado says, put ourselves in his
place, aud see that tho power of tho law
be vindicated. Suflicieut laws had been
made and ampio appropriation granted
to enable the Governor ti) suppress every
disturbance in tho State, since its organi?
zation, aud if tho laws had not been
duly executed, of a certainty every dol?
lar of the money, at least, had been ex?
pended. The wholo cause of all tho
troubles was tho abuse by the Governor
of his appointing power, by placing
into nflitio iguoraut, cowardly and inef?
ficient men. \ Immense applause.]
A DAMNO O UTI: AG E.-On Wednesday
uight, about 12 o'clock, about fifty dis?
guised armed men .suddenly eame into
our town and demanded the keys of the
jail from the sheriff, which was refused.
They then arrested the .sherill' anti put
him under guard, and, with axes aud
other weapons, broke iuto tho jail nud
took ont live of tho prisoners who had
been placed there under suspicion of
being connected with the murder of Mr.
Stevens. They departed as noiselessly
as the}' arrived, iq) tho Spartanbnrg
road. Early the next morning, two of
the prisoners were found dead about ti
mile from town. Eor some time nothing
could be heard of the other three, but
duriug the day they wore reported alive
but badly wounded. Two ol' them were
re-arrested after their wounds had been
dressed. Various reports are afloat as to
thu fate of the other, but there is no
doubt that he is very severely wounded,
nud iu tho hands of friends.
As wo have often before stated, such
nets meet our most hearty condemnation.
They arc subversive of all law, order and
peace, nud every ellbrt should be made
to put a atop to them. We earnestly eull
on those mysterious persons who commit
such uulawftil acts to stop. You may
suppose you are doing good to society by
ridding it of those who disturb its peace;
but wo can asrsuro you, you ?ire euiiuu
iug thc peace, comfort and liberties of
the good and true men, women and chil?
dren of tho Couuty. Not until tho law
fails to protect the lives and property of
tht) peoplo will wo countenance such nets
as were committed ou Wednesday night.
[ I 'nion Timi's.
nieve*! KN AV KS ? ! SWINDLERS!!! Those
are mild terms with which to designate those
adventurers who have been induced by tin
high reputation winch Dr. Sage's Catarrh
Remedy has won, to oller for salo a worthless
imitation of this celebrated medicino. Re?
member that Dr. Pierce's titivate stamp,
which it three and a half inches long and baa
upon it bin portrait, and the words "I. S.
Certif?calo of Genuineness," is upon every
package of tho genuine. Sold by druggists,
or hv mail sixtv cents. Address Dr. lt. V.
Piorco. Ru Halo, ?. Y. _,1.S1!H3__
"lt's mitv euria," said .Mrs. Partington to
Ike, while rot din- about thc impending war
in Europe, "that tho llollorhom creates such
an ado "ni Yiirrnp, when it's sich a common
diaoaso among tho cattle in Amer.ky." The
old lady, having delivered herself of the
abovo, took a dose of Ll PPM AX'S Gil KAT G KU?
MA N RiTTBits to choor her depressed spirits,
and resumed her knitting.
Lippman's Ritters aro for salo by all drug
crista ami doalors. Depot in Columbia. S. C.,
at GKIOKII & MoQaEOOit's. Druggists. _S IK_
Do not neglect your health. Take tho Or.n
CAIIOLINA BiTTKits; they will provo a fountain
of rcnowed lifo. J8tU
?ES; ?n?L? r x'.Tt o Tim ? .
PuoiNixtANA.-Tho price of single
copies of. the PUXENIX is five cents. If
carriers charge more it is a swindle. They
eau be obtained at that price at the office.
An accident to the up-freight train,
over the Greenville and Columbia Bail
road, near Alston, on Monday last, de?
layed the passeugcr train until lute in
Senators Cojbin and Leslie had a word
set-to, yesterday, with reference to the
affairs of tho Laud Commission, but [it
amounted to nothing. Tho ex-Land
Commissioner, as usual, succeedod in
shaking himself out of the matter.
Country publishers in want of second?
hand type-bourgeois and minion-be?
sides rules, lends, chases, etc., can be
supplied, ut about half founders' price?,
by applying at thc PllONiX offico.
Col. John R, Edie, lately stationed in
Columbia, has been mustered ont of ser?
vice with other officers whoso commis?
sions have expired.
He who waits to do a great deal of
good at once, will never do any.
The new bridge across tho Savununh
Uiver, at Augusta, built by the Char?
lotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad
Company, is completed, and is pro?
nounced one of thc handsomest struc?
tures of the kind in the country.
Tho seventh of tho winter course of
free lectures will bo delivered at the A.
M. E. Church, by Mr. Alex. S. Richard?
son, lo-uight. Subject-Benevolence.
The public aro cordially invited.
W. D. HABRIS, Pastor.
CIRCUS.-G. G. Grady's newly organ?
ized railroad circus is coming, and will
exhibit in Wiunsboro, January 17; Char?
lotte, January 18; Yorkville, January
19; Chester, January 20; Columbia,
SUPREME COURT-January 10, 1871.
Thc Court met at 10 A. M. Present
Chief Justice Moses and Associate Jus?
tices Willard and Wright.
S. B. downey, C. C. P., vs. James
?Cathcart, et al., was heard. Mr. Rion
for appellant. Mr. Douglass for appel?
lee. Mr. Rion in reply.
Tho State cs. George B. Addison.
Opened and heard. Mr. Youmans for
At 3 P. M., the Court adjourned until
Friday, 13th, 10 A. M.
CAROLINA NATIONAL BANK.-The an?
nual meeting of the stockholders of this
Bank was held yesterday, at its banking
house in this city. Wo learn that a ma?
jority of the stock was duly represented,
aud thal the Board of Directors was in
I creased to eight. Tho new Board i?
composed of tho following gentlemen:
L. D. Childs, Dr. J. W. Parker, R. M.
Wallace, R. O'Nenle, Jr., John S. Wiley,
Dr. J. T. Darby, Edward Hope and Maj.
C. D. Melton. Maj. John Preston, Jr.,
of the former Board, having removed to
Virginia, had resigned some lime since,
and Col. J. G. Gibbes declined a re?
election, as ho contemplates a removal
to Florida. At a meeting of the Board,
Col. Ix D. Childs was re-elected Presi?
dent of the Bauk for thc ensuing year.
The capital stock of tho Bank is now
0200,000, and permission has been given
by the Comptroller of tho Currency for
its further increnso to 8250,000.
Oun NEW SOUTH CAROLINA RAILROAD
AGENT.-John E. Marley, Esq., recently
appointed to the position of agent of
the South Carolina Railroad in this city,
has addressed tho following card to the
citizens. His many friends in Augusta
will "back him up" in all his promises:
Sou I II CAROLINA It. R. COMPANY,
COLUMBIA, S. C., January 10, 1871.
To THE CITIZENS OF COLUMDIA: Having
becu transferred from tho company's
agency at Augusto, Ga., to that of Co?
lumbia, in assuming position, allow me,
very respectfully, to introduce myself to
your kind consideration and business
acquaintance, giving tho assurance that
it will at all times be ray earnest endea?
vor to servo and accommodate tho pa?
trons of tho road to tho utmost of not?
ability, hoping in all of our business in?
tercourse to merit your approbation aud
continued patronage of tho lino I have
the honor to represent.
Office hours-7.30 A. M. to 2 P. M.:
3 P. M. to 8 P. M.
Willi much respect,
JOHN E. MARLEY.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
J. H. Ar M. L. Kinard-Dry Goods.
E. W. Seibels & Co.-Real Estate.
J. W. Parker-Notice.
D. Horlbeck-IJ. S. District Court.
J. 15. Emery-Annual Meeting.
John Wnties & Co.- JJurk Wauled.
Situation as Teacher Wanted.
I). C. Poixolto & Son-Yarn.
Meeting Independent Fire Engine Co.
R. & NV. C. Swaflield-Just Received.
Meeting Columbia Chapter.
Voa can obtain the bent ol' Cigars, Chowing
and Smoking Tobacco, l'ipos, otc, at tho sign
ol'thc Indian Girl, Columbia Hotel Row. Jil
Throughout tho South people will sufl'ei
from Nei vous Debility, Dyspepsia, Chilla and
Fevers, and other malarious diseases, be?
cause they have not used the OLD CAUOI.IXA
Enjoy a hoavon of rost by using the ech
brated tonio, CLO OABOLINA BITTUKS. JS ts