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COLUMBIA, S. C.
Thursday If omine, February 9.1871.
The Need for Retrenchment, Economy
We oannot too strongly impress upon
the present Legislature the absolute need
for economy aud retrenchment in our
public affairs. The condition of our
people is unusually bad. Our informa?
tion from various portions of tho State
implies a general depression that is
wide-spread and deep. This depression
is mental and material. Many despuir
.of the fortunes of the State. Wo do not
write in the spirit of party. We write
in behalf of the general interests. This
State cannot stand any additional plun?
dering. The time has como whou econo?
my, retrenchment and reform have ceased
'to bo the rallying cries of party. They
-have grown to be an absoluto necessity.
Such a policy is necessary, not to strength?
en a party, but to save a State. We
speak advisedly, soberly and candidly.
The State is poor. The pooplc are poor.
X)t course, tho duty of all to go euruestly
and bravely to work is acknowledged.
This is obvious. But, further, let it bo
remembered that tho duty of tho Statu
Government is not tho less plain. That
duty is to promote tho public tranquil
lity by wise and impartial legislation.
That duty is to lop off all unnecessary
expenditures and every useless office.
That duty is to economise iu every pos?
sible way, and to husband with caro tho
Tosources of tho State.
Now that Paris bas virtually surieu
dered, and peace is at hand, would it not
be as well for the ultra French journuls
to refrain from their vituperations of
Germany and from reprcseuting France
as an injured innocent, a much su (Teri tig
nation, that was forced into thc war by
tho arbitrary disposition of Bismarck,
and tho military nmbitioo of Von Mol tko.
.Franco has suffered fearfully from the
struggle through which she has just
passed; and she has, and deserves, the
sympathy of all nations. But it is none
the less true that she cutered upon the
war joyously. Louis Napoleon insisted
on the trinl by battle; France was the
first to declare war; the first battle cry
of the Parisians was: "To Berlin!"
Surely tho Germans ure not to blame for
defending their capital. To seize the
Rhenish provinces of Germany was Na?
poleon's object. Ought, then, Bismarck
to be abused so very rouudly for laying
hands on Alsace and Lorraine? Germa?
ny's d?criera seem to take it for granted
that France had a prescriptive right to
all victories in Cabiuet and field, and
that any nation disputing her arbitrary
sway is guilty of a crime against civili?
Tm: CENSUS AND ran SOUTH. -Tbe
following extract from tho Now York
Sun, a Republican paper, speaks volumes
of truth, and is worthy the consideration
of the extremists in Congress who are
-endeavoring to inflict upon the Southern
States further military mle: "Tho in?
crease of the' population iu the whole
?Union during the past ten years has sur?
passed the public expectation. This is
especially true of the increase iu thc
former slave-holding States. It was
very generally believed, because uf the
manifold calamities springing from thc
war which hud swept over those States,
and of the upheaval of the foundations
of society therein by the sudden emanci?
pation of their slaves, that at least there
had been no increuse of population iu
that portion of the Union, and that it
would bo remarkable if it had even held
. its own. Tho census, however, reveals
.tho gratifying fact that thoso Stutcs now
have, iu round numbers, 1,600,000 more
peoplo than they had ten years ugo,
the aggregate of increase being about
thirteen and a half por cont.
"Since tho wur, there has benn some
immigration into tho South from the
North, but both during the war und
sinoo its close there has been probably
au equal amount, of emigration from thc
South to thc North, while throughout
tho last ten years there has been very
little emigration to tho South from
?foreign countries. This advance of more
than a million and u half is, therefore,
due to the natural increase of p..pulu
tion in the former slave-holding States,
notwithstanding tho calamities of the
war and the disturbing influences e?i
"Thcso facts show a wonderful degre e
of recuperativo energy in the Southern
States, and tend powerfully to prov?
that if Congress will promptly givi
general amnesty to their peoplo, and th?
administration will withdraw its coercive
bayonets, and put those States upon theil
good behaviour, un unprecedented care c?
of prosperity lies open to that long
depressed portion of tho country, lt
hardly udmits of a doubt, that, tho liarsl:
policy pursued by General Graut's ad
ministration toward the South has iu
flamed rather than quieted the old ruliiq
elements, whilo it has certainly under
mined thc supremacy of tho Kcpublicui
party there. Thoso States, it should bi
remembered, hohl in their hands tin
decision of tho next Presidential con
Sinoo Queen Victoria look nor plue*
on tho English throne, thirty-three year
ago, every other throne in Europe, fron
tho least unto the greatest, bas change?
The Money Qnction-Sn. 1.
Mn. EDITOB: I take for granted that
yonr reader?, especially your tax-paying
readers, are-intereafced in the.queation of
how tboir money goes in the bauds of our
State officers. Tho reports of Mr. Trea?
surer Parker and Mr. Financial Agent
Ki lupton, for two yearn, are now before
us. Let ns see how these reports eau
answer tho question in hand.
1 propose lo take their own figures, and
to go with them to their legitimate ro
sults, without special regard to the mere
personal feelings of Messrs. Parker and
Kimptou. The exhibits and deductions
shall be short, direct and decisive.
Let us begiu with the beginning. Tho
reports of 1808-'69 givo us Exhibits A
and D. The former shown both what
Mr. Treasurer Parker receipts for from
Mr. Agcut Kimpton, and what Mr.
Agent Kimptou charges to the Treusury.
Tho latter shows both What the Treasury
pnys to Mr. Agent Kimpton and what
Mr. Agent Kimpton receipts for from
ExniMT A-1808 "Ci).-Parker's re?
ceipts from Kimpton-November, (1868,1
$20,000.00; December, $50,000.00; Janu?
ary, (1869.) $10.01)0.00; February, $35,
000.00; March, $135,000.00; April, $30,
U00.00; Mav, $150,000.00; June, $15,
000 00; July, ?70,000.00; August, $100,
0(10.00; .September, $8,000.00-$623,
Kimpton's charges to Parker-Octo?
ber, (1868.) $20,000.00; November,
$90,000.00; December, $71,028.33; Janu?
ary, (186;),) $32,185.00; February, $35,
000. (JO; March, $135.000.00; April,
$30,000.00; May, $150,000.00; Juno,
$-; July, $235,73:1.50; August,
$111.062.50; September, $74,909.21
Here wo find that Mr. Kimpton lins
charged tho State with $1,007,924.51,
whilo Mr. Parker has received only
whcicas, we would naturally expect thc
two to balance. I have to remark herc
that Treasurer Parker, in his recapitula?
tion, puts down his receipts os $iSl9,
714.50. while I hnvebcou able to Hud, us
above, only $623,000.00. That is, Mr.
Treasurer Parker's monthly accounts and
his recapitulation of them do nut agree
Now, let us sou how Mr. Treasurer
Parker's payments to Mr. Agent Kimp?
ton, und Mr. Agent Kimpton's receipts
from tho ?State agree:
EXUIUIT B, 1868-69.-Pinker pays to
Kiuipto:i-August, 1809, $125,000; Sep?
tember, $178,525; October, $120,899;
Kimpton receives from Parker-Au?
gust, 1869, $124,500; September, $158.
000; September, by salo of Stute bonds,
Hore, it is to bo observed, that Mr.
Treasurer Purkor's payments sud Mr.
Agent Kimpton's receipts do not ngroc
by $141,924. It will bo urged in expla?
nation of this, that Agent Kimpton's ac?
counts are made up to the 1st of Octo?
ber, whdo Treasurer Parker'a exteud to
thc 31st of October; but let our rcudcrs
keep this point in memory until wo come
tn tho Octobor account of Mr. Agent
Kimpton for the next yeur. Put con?
ceding that tho $120,899 were added to
this year's receipts by Mr. Kimpton,
thero sliil remain to bo uccouutcd for
$500 in Augunt, and $20,525 in Septem?
ber. How about that little item of
$21,025? Besides, Agent Kimptou cre?
dits tho State with $210,000 sales of
State bonds. The Stute paya Mr. Agent
Kimptou this money just as much ns if
Mr. Treasurer Parker lind sold thc
bonds nud remitted the $210,000 to Mr.
Agent Kimpton. Sf) that, virtually, the
State paid Mr. A?ent Kimpton $424,421
and $210,000, yet he has credits for only
$192,500 -a difference of $141,924.
Now, according to Treasurer Parker's
recapitulation, (p. 74-75.) tho balance
duo Mr. Aereot Kimptou by the State
wus $357,290.50. According to Mr.
Agent Kimpton's figures, (p. 183,) the
balance duo him was $515,424.54-a dif?
ference of $102,134.04; a dille-ronce
which still exists even if we add to Mr.
Agent Kimpton's account thc $120,899,
as remitted in October too late to appeal
in his account.
But, according to U13' calculations,
based on tho Treasurer's accounts, ho re?
ceived from Mr. Agent Kimpton $023,
000; ho paid to Mr. Agent Kimptou
$424,421. plus tho $210,000 sales ol
bond-?, in all $634,424. So that, instead
of the State's owing Mr. Agent Kimp?
tou, that functionary owed tho State;
unless wo count in that magnificent
charge of $64,996.70 for "expenses foi
preparation of State bondH, express
charges, stamps, interest, eic," which
appears on lingo 183.
Tho nhuve figures and calculations re?
fer to tl.o year 1868 69. I ahull come
next to the reports for tho year 1869-70;
and have still more surprising results tu
WKONKSDAY, FKIIKUAUY 8, 1871.
Thc Senate mut ut 12 M.
Tin; following bills passed and were
ardern:] to bo sent to the House: A bill
to vrst in the Charleston Land Company
the. charier of a ferry from Hamlin'.*
Wharf, in thc eily of Charlesion, lo cor
tai u points on the Wando River; to re?
charter Jackscnboro Ferry across the
Ed is lo Uiver.
Thc following bills passed and wert
ordered to be unrolled for ratification
.V bill to amend tho charter of tho Co
lumbla Building und Loau Association
to incorporate t ho Salamander Hook and
Ladder Company, of Georgetown. Also,
a joint resolution, that Janies L. Orr bi
allowed $800 us compensation for ex I rt
services; and to appropriate tho Can bj
school fund to tho free school fund.
The Committee on Finance reporter
upon I he bill to moko an appropriaiioi
for tho S tato Lunatic Asylum, recom
mending a substitute. Also, upon a bil
to pr?vido foran enrollment tax.
Tbe Committee oa ?aoortobraticm? re?
ported favorably upon a bili to incorpo?
rate tbe Nash Soap Factory. Also, OD a
bill to alter and amend an Aot to deter?
mine a lino beyond which wharves shall
not extend io the city of Charleston.
Tho Committee on Enrolled Aots re?
ported as ready for ratification an Aot to
code tho jurisdiction of tho State over
oertaiu lauds to the United Stntes for
Tho Committee on Publie Lands re?
ported upon u bill to amend section nine
of an Act to establish n Land Commis?
sion, recommending n substitute. Abo,
reported favorably upon ? bill lo author?
ize Ounnt\ Treasurers to luke ehnrge of
public lauds purchased by tho Lund
The Committee on the Judiciary re?
ported upon n bill to moro effectually
provide for the recording of mortgages,
deeds and conveyances:, recommending
an amendment allowing forty-eight hours
for recording. Ordered to lie over un?
der tho rules.
The Committee on Charitable and Re?
ligious Institutions reported favorably
upon n bill to provide for the govern?
ment of the Institute for the Deaf and
Dumb and thc Blind.
Mr. Cortlozo introduced a bill toutnend
an Act to regulate tho appoint tm nt and
lix the salaries of certain officers'.
Mr. 8wails introduced a bill to amend
un Act to regulato the fees of Probate
Judges, Clerks of the Courts, Trial Jus?
tices, and other ouicers. Also, a bill to
pr?vido for u general license law.
Mr. Whittcmore introduced a joint re?
solution to ullow J. M. Plowdeu, ol
Clarendon, to redeem certain lands for?
feited for non-payment of taxes. Also,
introduced a bill to amend un Act tc
provide a better protection of migratory
A bill to uuthorize the pinchase foi
thc State of n manuscript compilation ol
tho penal statutes of the State, made bj
E. B. Seabrook, Esq., of the Chut lesion
bar, was referred.
A lull ti; incorporate the Havings um
Building Association of South Curoliui
received its second rending.
A bill to amend au Act entitled "At
Act to incorp?ralo Ibo Enterprise Kail
road Company, of Charleston, S. C..,'
approved March 1, 1S70, received its sn
Bills authorizing tho Stat?? to purchase
the stock of the Columbia Bridge Com
pany, and erect a bridge over thc Con
garee; to enlarge and defino thc power
of the Charleston ('itv Board of Sohoo
Commissioners, and to allow said Boan
to lovy a tux for the support of tho frei
schools of thc city of Charleston; and t<
incorporate thu Cht flin University an?
State Agricultural College of South Ca
rohna, were referred.
A Douse preamble and concurrent re?
solution, that tho Legislature call ou tb
Geuerul Government for protectioi
ngaiust domestic violence, was taken ii]
and caused some interesting debate.
Mr. Swail8 moved that thoSonate con
our in the resolution.
Mr. Barber seconded tho motion.
Mr. Leslie moved a postponement u
tho matter for ten days, unless tho sui;
porters of the resolution would slioi
somo reason why it should bo immodi
atcly adopted. For one, ho was not ye
prepared to pass such a resolution no
thus declare to the world that rccou
st meted South Carolina is n failure an
unable to protect ber citizens. That th
Legislature, if they desired permution
and perfect poaco and quiet throiiglioti
tho borders of this State, should nt
look to Federal bayonets to bring :
about, but should amend their own coi
duct; shown spirit of trueKcpulilic.it
ism, equal and exact justice to all, au
evince a desire to promote tho interest
of tho State, and not to bring her t
bankruptcy und min by corrupt lcgish
Mr. Kobe also opposed tho pussugu <
the resolution, staling that in his (.'out
ty, on account of ibo recent disturban?,
iu which tho resolution seemed to I
pressed, everything was quiet and peaci
able. IIo had visited Yorkvillo iu cou
pany with (ten. Auderson, anil had bee
visited by numbers of the property
holders of tho Couuty, yvho had assure
bin: of their dot erm i na tion to take m
uessury steps to preservo thc peace.
Mr. Nash supportod the immciliut
passage of tho resolution, making tl
usual allegations ot outrages and mu
tiers, but was unable to cite unyiustauci
when questioned by Leslie.
Mr. Arnim followed in the same st ra ii
declaring bis devotion to Republics
principles and protection t J all tho pe
plo; but if a Republican govermnoi
could not give security, ho wanted a mi
itary, imperial, or any othor sort of g
vcrnment that would; that the Goverm
had declared his inability to euiorco tl
laws, und he was not much surprise)
since the Trial Justices were all fools ai
tho Sheriffs cowards; uuil he honed tl
Goueral Government would bo nppcuit
to for aid.
Mr. Whittcmore thought that tho pr
port ?'-holding and influential citizens
thc State were responsible for the sta
of nffairs, and he plucctl no confidcin
in their statements, that they wore n
privy to the outrages, lie believed lb
the very committee who represented tl
wealthy, elegant and re ii uud citizens <
Union, a few weeks ago, were themsclv
individually responsible for the outrng
lately committed in their Count
There was u military organization pe
moating the on tim South-with the
companies, regiments, brigades-ai
perfectly tinned; two or three thonsai
in York and in Union; und in his ov
County, not long since, a good ma
one Bigger-who had born dealing o
bis kindness to his neighbors around f
thme or four years past-wasdraggi
from his bcd ut night in tho colt), I
goods taken from his store, piled up ul
fire stuck to them, ami they wore enlii
A vote was then taken npou the tu
lion to postpone for ton days and decid
in thu negative.
The question then came np upon t
passage of the resolution, wheo Mr.
Leslie again took the floor and spoke ns
Wo can't go baok for two ot three
months and rake np every outrage, dis?
inter tho dead body of Wade Porrin,
stand him up before the bar of thu Se?
nate, aud cry over him, and then call
upon tho General Government for pro
teotiou. If wo would euro the evil, lets
find the can:?*, then we may removes it.
All civil governments resolve theniRelves
into a compact between the governed
and tho governing; the former agree to
defray tho expenses of the government
and lend their aid, when necessary, to
koop order; and the latter pledge them?
selves to economise their expenditures,
to protect thu rights of the citizen?, und
to administer public affairs with un eye
to thu public interests. What have wo
done towurds Ailing our part of thc con?
tract ? What have the Republican party
done withiu the last two years, t hut they
may rightfully demaud, or reasonably
expect, tho co-operation of tho tax?
payers, the property-holders ol the
State of South Carolina? The idea of a
State Government seems to have been a
combination of ono political party, who,
by force of numbers and fraud, may get
into power, and theu make laws tor all
the people in the State, and more espe?
cially for themselves. They se? m to
think that laws must bo made lui* the
governors, and ihoy must put in place's
of power and trust men more lit for tho
penitentiary. They pass obnoxious and
infamous laws, and thou are astouished
that troubles come iu their execution,
and must call for federal bayoneta to
assist them. Thc Governor hus kept np
thu fence as long us he? eau, and now he
says he's nuable to do so any longer.
Tuera was Ibo militia bill of ninety-nine
sections, copied verbatim from the militia
law ?ii the large and populous Blata of
New York. Thc bill involved enormous
expenditure of State* money, and was
nothing but a joli from the beginning,
anil scarcely was the bill mooted, before
the .sharpers began to strike around for
ipitii teriunslers' positions, to furnish
high-top boots, brass buttons and such
paraphernalia Arni what han your
militia done, and -.'.hal has been thc
coiirso of thu Governor under il? For
political purposes he culled out this
militia und armed them. They traversed
the couutry from oue side to the other,
created alarming disturbances, aud now,
that they are nu longer abb' to do so,
you cry to thc United States Government
Question by Nash-Niiiu> II place
whare the militia marched about inarmed
Mr. Leslie, in reply, said 1 narnu
Laurens County for one-where thc
Licutenuut-Culoucl of tho Militia was
the Honorable doo Crews, lato chief in?
vestigator of tho Third Congressional
District, who marched the poor deluded
colored militia over thc County, making
inflammatory speeches, and tvlliug the
lately enslaved citizens that tboy were
mas i rs of the situation, and should take
what they wanted from the white people.
Ho marched them to Waterloo anil other
places, harangued them, created a gi and
uproar and excited the masse?; and
then, when trouble came, ran off to the
swuuip and left poor Wade Perrin und
others to be murdered. We should
briug thu bodies of Wadu I'erriu, Volney
Powell and tho other murdered men,
place them up before the bar of tho So?
nate, and call in Joe Crows aud Governor
Scott and bid them look upon tho ruin
they have caused. He didn't justi'y the
Ku Klux for ventiug their vengeance
upon the innocent and ignorant colorad
people; they should rather come imme?
diately to the General Assembly mid
take off tba leaders of the militia. There
was, t io, tho devilish election law,
which, in connection with thc militia,
finished thc business. Thc Commission?
ers of Election wero all of one party, and
two-thirds of them candidates for office
themselves. They keep the boxes ten
days after the election-stuff them and
defraud thu people of their honest, bal?
lots. In Barnwell, he had seen himsell
where but four votes had been cast foi
Mr. DcLarge, aud when they were
counted amounted to ninety-seven lu
such manner, the present ruling party
might retain their power for u short
while, but truth, right and justice would
finally prevail, and tho present govern?
ment sink to naught unless they corrected
their abuses. Ho didn't blumo tho white
people in York-the only wonder is that
matters aro not worse. Whero thou?
sands of men, as stated, armed together
to resist the State government, lhere
must bo something wrong, and every
Senator on the floor knows how rotten
legislation has been. And if they will
reform themselves, act right their own
part, and show a disposition to subserve
the true interests of tho country, then
tho conservativo element will cunio tc
tho rescue and maiutain order.
A vote was taken und the r?solu lion
was concurred in.
Thc Senate then adjourned, at4 20 P.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met at 12 M.
Tho Commit econ Education reported
unfavorably on n bill to purchsso und
maintain n school ship in tho harbor ol
Charleston. Ordered for consideration
to-morrow. Also, reported on tho joint
resolution directing tho payment, ol
claims ngaimt thc State for school books.
lt provides that tho State Superinten?
dent of Education bo directed to furnish
tho itemized account for schoolbooks,
the number and different kiuds received,
md tho number and kind issued, nod
tho number paid for, those unpaid for.
Ilia number now on hand, ami the
nmottut required from ibo State to liqui?
date tho account. Adopted. Also, ii ti -
favorably on u bill to amend au Act to
establish and maintain a system of free
f oin mon schools in tho State. Ordered
for consideration to-morrow. Also, un?
favorably on joint resolution to provide
for the free transportation to and from
their homes, over tho railroads in thc
State, of students in tho Stute inst itu
tiona. Ordered for consideration to?
The Committee on Claims reported tho
account of A. L. Singleton, for services
venderou as Deputy State Constable, re?
commending thc same be paid. Agreed
Tho Committee on Public Lauds re?
ported favorably, with amendments, on
u bill to repeal tho Act. providing for thu
appointment of Land Commissioner.
Ordered for consideration lo-morrmv, ns
was also a bill reported on by thu Com?
mittee on Medical Affairs to allow Wm.
li. Anderson to practico as a veterinary
Tho Medical Committee also reported
and recoin mund ed the payment of the
acconuts of Drs. To jd and J. L. Wof
ford, for attending priut nersin the Spur
tanburg jail, during tho years 18GG-G7.
The report of Ibo County Commis?
sioners of Barnwell County, rendered in
accordance with a concurrent resolution,
was received and referred to the Com?
mittee on Ways and Means.
The Committee on Incorporations re?
ported favorably on a bill, with amend?
ments, amending tho charter of the town
of Yorkville. Ordered for consideration
Mr. Talbot introduced u bill making it
A felony for any one* to make false? title's
anil mortgages, Seo. Referred to tl e
Committee ou tho Judiciary.
Mr. Whipper introduced a bill te) pro?
vide for the widows and orphans of tho
Hon. Wade Perrin, James Martin and
George W. Dill. Also, n bill to provide
for tho erection e>f a monument to tho
memories ed Hon. B. P. Randolph aud
Wade Perrin. Referred. Also, gave
notice of a bill lo authorize the State
Treasurer to issue e.ouversion bonels for
certain nulla bona tax executions.
Mr, Myers i u trod need a bill to incorpo?
rate tho Second Futaw Baptist Church
in Beaufort, Jleferred.
Mr. Levy introduced a concurren i ru
solution, that the joint committee ap?
pointed te> investigate thu affairs, boeiks
aud papers of the County Commis.-.ion?'is
of Charleston, ber instructed al.se> to
malu: u similar investigation for Rich?
land and Orangt burg Counties I ja id em
Mr. Smith, of Cliarh'stoii, introduced
il bill to incorporate Mt. Pleasant Bap?
tist Church. Ib'ferred.
Mr. Gardner introduced it joint reso?
lution, authorizing the Ouartermnster
General to purchase necessary camp ami
garrison equippngo to complete the o:
ganizulion of the militia. Referred.
Mr. Mobl.eyguve notice of a bill to re?
peal the Act providing fora sinkiig
Mr. Briggs presented the report of the
County Commissoners ot' York County.
A bill to establish a new Judicial and
Election County from portions of Barn?
well, Eelgefield, Lexington nnel Orango
burg, was, after l?e-ing amended so us to
chango the name to Aiken, passed to a
Mr. Levy introduced a resolution, with
a preamble, stating that whereas, it is re?
peated that u ponding investigation into
tho accounts of tho County Commis?
sioners of Charleston bael been stopped
in its progress; bc it
Resolved, That the Governor be re?
quested to inform the Houso whether he
hus any knowledge of the suspension of
such investigation, and by whoso au?
thority and order said suspension hus
been effected. Adopted.
A bill to amend au Act te) protect
laborers ami persons working em shares
of crops, was made the special order for
A bill requiring the Couuty Trea
Mircrs, of thc respective Counties of t he
Stale, to attend ut ??ach voting precinct,
for tho collection ot taxes, pusscd to a
At 1.15 P. M., Ibo House adjourned.
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supplied, nt about half founders' prices,
by applyiug at tho PHONIX office.
"Tho monty epiestiem" is an impor?
tant ono. Wo invito attention to tho
figure^ o? "Anti-Ruin," to be found in
his communication. Lot the peop'n
read, learn and inwardly digest.
Ou Monday ovouiog, tho skating rink
was oponed under Huttonug auspices.
To-night, the skaters who have been
Fortunnto enough to secure skates will
liavo another opportunity of indulging
in tho delightful pastime. The Colum?
bia Cornet Baud will enliven tho occa
uon with a concert. Bc e>n hand at 8
The night passenger train over tho
Jharlotte, Columbia and Augusta Rail?
road ran off the track, about twelvo mile s
jeyond Batesville, yesterday morning, ut
in early hour, smashing ono of the cus
and tearing and blocking ap the track
to suob an ex ter.., as to delay all trains
yesterday. The difficulty was remedied
yesterday afternoon, and trains are now
running ns usual.
The new steamer, intended for the
Independent i'iro Company, of this city,
has been thoroughly burnished, and
now presents a beautiful appearance.
Dozens of (?ur citizens visit tho engine
house, daily, to iuspeot tho beautiful
machiue. Thc trial has been unavoida?
bly postponed, but will come off on
Friday. Particulars will be given in
Peanuts on the hall shel! is ?1 fashion?
able Boston luxury for evening parties.
This beats pepper sauce and u cracker
for a hot lunch.
Lent commences this year on the 22d
of February, and cuds on tho 9th of
Insults ar? like counterfeit mouey-we
can't binder them being offered, but we
arc not bouud to take them.
Now ia tho time to set out fruit trees.
A. Y. Lee, Esq., agent for the well
known Fruitland Nurseries of Augusta,
Gu., has furnished us with a lino necta?
rino and apricot, for which he will acoept
our thanks, with a promise of sorao of
the fruit on a future occasion.
The State Agricultural and Mechanical
Society and the subscribers to tho Joiut
Stock Company, met last evening.
General Ha good presided aud Colonel
Aiken acted ns Secretary. A number of
the Counties in tho State were repre?
sented. Arrangements were made to
increase tho number of shares, a?d to
have another meeting for final organiza?
tion. Much interest was expressed, and
the success of the enterprise was con?
AN IMPROVED GAH MACHINE.-There is
on exhibition in Irwin's Hall, a gas ma?
chine, recently iuveuted, which is well
wort Ii oxamiuing. It is manufactured
by thc Southeru Domestic Gas Light
Company, operating under Doty's patent,
and haviug Judge \V. \V. Clayton as
President, and J. J. Cohen, Esq.,
(formerly of this city.; as one of the
Directors. This machine is a small,
compact and economical gas generator,
for lighting hotels, private residences,
stores and public buildings, at a reasona?
ble price. The Charlotte, Columbia
and Augusta Railroad Company-appre?
ciating tho merits of this generator
have introduced a fifty light machine in
their shops iu this city, which is giving
complete satisfaction. Irwin's Hall will
bc brilliantly illumiuutcd to-night, with
gas generated by Doty's machine. The
expense is said to be about one dollar
per 1,000 feet.
Coiner OK Gi KEB .in SESSIONS.-Tho
Grand Jury returned bills as follows:
Ray Bolder, Joseph Foster and R. G.
Sloan-Riot. True bill and traversed.
Amelia-and Isaac Calpepper
Grand larceny. No bill ns to Amelia
-; true bill as to Isaac Culpeppor.
July Cook und Gabriel Maniguult
Grand lirceuy. True bill.
Charles ll. Franklin-Assault aud
battery. Tino bill.
Marcellus Lomax-Murder. True bill.
Mary L?rick aud Austin L?rick
Malicious trespass. No bill.
Ocaren Mickey-Petit larceny. No
John Ross-Petit larceny. Guilty.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURT, Febru?
ary 8, 1871.-Court was opened at 10
o'clock. Hon. Hugh L. Bond, Circuit
Judge, presiding. The petit and pleas
jurors answered to their names.
Kc parle Isaac Owens-Petition for
habeas carpus. W. S. Monteith, propel.;
H. G. Worthington, cootra. P. tition
aud affidavits wore read by petitioner's
counsel. After return mode of cause of
commitment by keeper of Penitentiary,
urgumeut was rando by counsel for peti?
tioner. Tho Judge mado tho following
order: Ordered, That tho petition in this
caso bo dismissed, and that the party bo
ISSUE DOCKET.-Robert E. and Chas.
McDonald rs. Smith & Melton. Ass't.
S. P. Hamilton; uou ase't, Melton A.
Pope. Jury No. 1 wero charged with
fchic capo, and ufter testimony was heard
from the plaintiff and defendant, tho
cause was continued till to-morrow, on
account of tho absence of witnesses.
EQUITY DOCKET.-Luther M. Morris
vs. Giles J. Patterson,^i'hos. T. J. Chalk
et al. Bill for discovery of account aud
relief. Popo ? Haskell, complainants'
solicitors, and C. D. Melton and S. P.
Hamilton, contra. This case was then
takenup. Mr. Melton rend the demurrer
to tho bill and was bearii; Mr. Pope io
reply. Mr. Himiltou was also heard.
The Court then adjourned until 10
o'clock to-moirow morning.
LIST OP NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Monteith & Fielding-Corn Flour.
J. C. B. Smith-Money to Loan.
Ileinitsh's Qneoti's Delight.
Free Lunch tit Giieshaber's.
E. Hope-Dried Beef Hams.
Meei mg Acacia Lodge.
A. Y. Leo-Fruit Trees.
Lippman's hitters aro tor sale by r.i! ili.ii ;
;itU? and dealers. Depot in Conimbia. 8. i .,
il (?KICKIC ?fc McllltKOOIl's. Di UKfiiata. S H
You can obtain tho best of Cigars, Ckctritn:
uni Smoking Tobacco, Pipes, eic, ut the rmu
>f the Indian ?liri, Columbia Hotel How. Jil