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COLUMBI A; S. C.
Friday ttorninfc, February 17. 1871.
The result of the elections in wore
than threo-fourths of the French depart?
monte affords a fair indication of the
general success of the Orleanists, nnd
that party is confident that tho Count of
Paris will bo King of France in a few
weeks-the same who, in 1818, when a
little boy, was proposed to tho National
Assembly as a compromise, after the
flight of his grand-father, Louis Phil
lippe, BB the last chance for the mon?
archy, but he came too late. He oeerna
determined to be in time on this occa?
sion. As an indication of the popularity
of Borne of the candidates, it may be
mentioned that Thiers, who is ti e recog?
nized leader of the Orleanist party, will
represent eighteen constituencies, Tro?
cha seven, Changarnier four, and Do?
lour also four. About 200 candidates
were balloted for in Paris, which ac?
counts for the delay in determining the
result of the elections there. Returns
from some twenty departments occnpied
by German foraes aro yet to be reported.
The conservative Republicans hold tho
second position in the Assembly, the
Bonapartiste the third, and the "reds,"
as represented by Gambetta, the last.
The opinion at German headquarters is
?hat peace is near at hand, and the ar?
mistice will bo extended to admit o? tho
fullest freedom for deliberating the
ierms. Meantime, however, the con?
querors continue vigorous preparations
lor the hostile alternative. Tho Ger
-maUB continue to exact heavy contribu?
ions in various departments. At Dieppe
?hey have demanded 1,000,000 francs,
and 22,000 from each of tho adjacent
villages, to be forthcoming by to-day.
This department (Scino Inf?rieure) is
said to have already been levied upon to
the amount of 25,000,000 francs, and it
ja regarded impossible for this additional
contribution to be raised in tho time
-prescribed. A contribution of 250,000f.
fess also been levied upon the town of
Xiittlebone, in the same department. In
sase of a renewal of hostilities, vigorous
measures will be adopted with Paris in
regard to securing a pledgo for war in?
demnity, which it is thought has been
Axed at four milliards, (1,000,000,OOOf.)
Great preparations continue for the tri?
umphal entry of tho Emperor and tho
Herman army into Paris on tho 19th.
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M. E. GRAND R. A. CHAPTER.-At tho
annual meeting held in Charleston, on
15th instant, the following officers were
elected to serve for the ensuing Masonic
James A. Hoyt, Anderson, Grand
High Priest; James Birnie, Greenville,
Deputy High Priest; E. W. Lloyd, Flo?
rence, Grand King; W. H. D. Gaillard,
Anderson, Grand Scribe; C. Frank Jack?
son, Columbia, Grand Treasurer; Augus?
tine T. Smythe, Charleston, Grand Sec?
retary; B. Z. Herndon, Cokesbury,
Grand Captain Host; Harris Covington,
Bcnnettsville, Grand Principal Sojourn?
er; Rev. J. M. Carly8le, Charleston,
Grand Chaplain; Lt. P. Meyer, Charles?
ton, Grand Sentinel.
The Grand Council of Royal and Se?
lect Masters of tho State of South Caro?
lina met in annual eon vocation, at Ma?
sonic Hull, on the 15th of February, A.
Dep. 2871, correr pouding to A. D. 1871,
and after transacting the ordinary busi?
ness of tho Grand Council, the following
officers were elected and installed:
James Birnie, of G roon ville, ul. P. G.
M.; E. W. Liovd, of Florence, T. J.
Dep. G. M.; G. T. Borg, of Columbia, J.
G. C. of the Works; C. F. Jackson, of
Columbia, J. G. Treasurer; A. Linstrom,
of Charleston, J. G. Recorder; H. C.
Moses, of Sumter, J. G. Captain of
Guards; Douglas Nisbet, of Charleston,
J. G. Conductor; L. F. Meyer, of
Charleston, G. Steward.
MORE KU KDUXINO.-On Saturday
morning last, about 1 o'clock, a party of
disguised horsemen, supposed to num?
ber between forty und fifty persons, vis?
ited tho residence of Captain John R.
Faris, in this County, about eight miles
North-west of York ville, and demanded
tho surrender of a number of Winches?
ter rifles, belonging to tho State, which
were supposed to bo in hid possession us
captain of a militia company which for?
merly existed in ?hat neighborhood.
Humor says that tho demand was acceded
to without resistance, und u number o?
rifles, variously stated ut from seveu to
twenty-seven in number, were surren?
dered; ns well ns four pistols belonging
to members of Fans' family. After sc?
ouring tho arms, tho party left tho place,
without inflicting personal injury un any
one, having apparently accomplished the
sole object of tho visit.
[ Yorkvillc Enquirer.
AOATN A GRASS WIDOWER.-A report
is current in Charleston, and goncrully
credited, that Bowen's last wife-Mrs.
Potigru Kiug-hus abandoned him with
indignation and disgust, owing to his
ill treatment of hor, commencing soon
after their marriage.
George Harper, of rural New York,
failing in seven suicidal uttompts, yielded
to fate and married.
John Hanckcl, E3q , hus been elected
President of tho Pooplo's Bank of
At a recent Connecticut fanerai the
sarriuges lost the way, not being ablo to
ieep np with the hearse.
THURSDAY, FBBBUABY 16, 1871.
Tho Senate mel ak 12 M.
A message from tbe Hoase was receiv?
ed, informing the Senate that Messrs.
O'Connell, Thompson and Duncan had
been appointed a committee on the pa>-t
of the House to consult as to tho expe?
diency of contracting with the Southern
OuH-Light Company to light the State
House. Also, isent back to tue Sonate,
with amendments, a bill to amend tho
eharter of the city of Greenville. Or?
dered to lie over under the rules. Also,
sent buck, with amendments, a bill to
provide for the protection of thc lives
and property of tho citizens of the State.
The amendments wero concurred iu and
tho bili was ordered to be enrolled for
Tho House also sent to tho Senate a
concurrent resolution to request the Go?
vernor to restore the aroiB lately taken
by bis order from tho militia. Also, the
report of the Committee on Claims, re?
commending tho payment of the claim
of Wm. Keunedy for arresting Thomas
J. Lanier; amount charged, $1,200. Re?
The petition of the Intendant and
Wardous of Newberry was presented,
praying the privilege of erecting a
market house on the publie square. Re?
The Committee on Finance reported
unfavorably on a bill to empower tho
County Commissioners of Greenville,
Pickeus, Oconee and Spartanburg, to
levy a special tax. Also, favorably on a
bill to empower certain County Commis?
sioners to subscribe to tho capital stock
of tho South Carolina Central Railroad,
and to issuo buuds for tue same.
Tbe Committee on Railroads reported
favorably on n bill to incorporate tho
Tugaloo and Chattanooga Railroad.
The Committeo on Military reported
favorably ou a bill to amend an Act to
organize and govern the militia.
Mr. Whit temora introduced a bill for
tho protection of tho finances and credit
of tho State of South Carolina. The
bid provides for the establishment of
a Board of Examiuers of the Treasury
nod business of the State. Messrs. J. L.
Orr, J. D. Geddings, J. J. Wright, F. C.
Childs, B. A. BoBemon aud T. J. Robert?
son, compose tbe board. Also, intro?
duced a bill to incorporate tho Collateral
Loan and Deposit Bunk.
Mr. Leslie introduced a resolution,
that the communication of-Court?
ney, Receiver of the Bank of tho State,
be mado the special order for to-morrow,
at 1 P. Mc Adopted.
At 1 P. M., tho Senate adjourned to
the House of Representatives, to elect a
Judge of tho Seventh Circuit, agreeably
to concurrent resolution adopted yester?
The two Houses met in joint assembly
at IP. M., to elect a Judge of the
Seventh Judicial Circuit. Hon. C. W.
Montgomery, President pro tem. ol the
Semite, called the assembly to order.
Mr. George Leo, of Edgefield, led oil
with the nomination of Colonel Warren
D. Wilkes, of Auderson.
Mr. Whipper nominated Wm. E.
Earle, Esq , of Greenville.
Mr. Singleton nominated Colonel
Montgomery Moses, of Sumter.
Rev. Mr. Moore, of Edg. field, nomi?
nated Hon. S. L. H?ge.
Mr. Smith, of Charleston, nominated
General J. C. Wiusmitb, of Spartanburg.
Mr. Wilkes arose, aud iu a few well
put and appropriate remarks, declined
to be a candidate.
Mr. Smart, of Fairfield, withdrew thc
nemo of Hou. S. L. H?ge.
Mr. Leslie nominated Colonel Simeon
Fuir, of Newberry.
A voto was tuken and resulted ns fol?
lows: Moses 59, Earle 37, Wiusmitb 38,
Fuir 13; scattering 2. Whole number ol
votes cast, 116; neoossary for a choice,
74. There consequently being no choice
mado, the joint assembly proceeded te
a second ballot, which resulted as fol?
lows: Whole number of votes, 131; ne?
cessary for a choice, G8. Col. Montgo?
mery Moses was declared to have re?
ceived 70, and was consequently declaren]
An effort to have tho declaration of
tho chair verified by a call of the roll wus
defeated. Cries of fraud were heard all
over the House, aud a fcouo of wild cou
fusion ensued, when the chair declared
tho joint assembly adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House mot at 12 M.
The Committeo on tho Judiciary re?
ported back unfavorably on a bill pro
vidiug for tho appointment of Trial Jus?
tice.?, tho organization of their Courts,
and tho jurisdiction of tho same; unfa?
vorably on a bill to amend an Act to do
fine tho criminal jurisdiction of Tria
Justices; favorably on a bill to allow W,
B. Myers to adopt Dora B. Baxter, anti
to chango her namo to Myers; onfuvoru
bly on a bill to eoufer upon Trial Jus
li?es and Justices of tho Poaco the eivi
jurisdiction exercised heretofore by Mu
gist rate?; favorably on a bill to alloy
Ambrose McFadden to chnngo his uncut
to Ambroso Mc Ruc; favorably on n bil
to repeal section 338 of the code of pro
ccdurc; favorably ou a joint resolutioi
lt? vest in the boira of Isaac McKnigh
tho lille to certain lands forfeited to tin
Stale; unfavorably on a bill to prohib?
tho willful und malicious carrying o
deadly weapons; nud unfavorably on t
bill to uuieud Keetiou 270 of tho codo o
The Committeo on Education recom
mended tho payment of tho accounts o
C. C. Perry nod H. M. Butler for teach
ing free schools. Adopted. Also, re
ported favorably ou a bill to provide fo
tho government of the Stnto Denf nut
Dumb and Bliud institute.
Tho Committee on Public Lands re
ported favorably on a bill to uulhoriz
tho salo of certain public lands in Wi)
The following bills passed: To incoi
poruto Mechanics' Union No. 1, 0
Charleston; to incorporate the Chun:
pion Hook and Ladder Company c
GU?mtor; to incorpor?te the Saving
Building and Loan Association of South
Carolina; to in cor po rato the Book HUI
Hook and Ladder Company,
The accounts of F. A. Schneider and
J. G. Roath were ordered to be paid.
The following were introduced: Bill
to fund nulla bona claims of sheriffs and
ox-tux-collectors; resolution that .thc
Speaker appoint three discreet members
to visit Washington and lay before the
Secretary oi War tho true state of af?
fairs in this State, and to request troops.
Adopted. Bill to amend au Act to char?
ter tho Enterprise Railroad Company;
bill to protect tho interest of tho ?tato
in tho Blue Ridge Railroad bonds en?
dorsed by tho State; resolution to elect
an additional Sergcant-ut-Arms; which
A petition praying the restoration of
$6,000 to Clarendon County, was refer?
red. Also, a joint resolution to author?
ize the State Treasurer to pay L. A.
Bigger $12,000 for being burnt out.
Also, a joint resolution to authorize the
Attorney-Geuerul to appoint a commit?
tee to investigate tho outrages in tho up?
per Counties of tho State.
A bill to incorporate tho Continental
Telegraph Company was introduced.
At 1 P. M., tho House went into jotut
assembly for tho purpose of electing a
Judge of tho Seventh Circuit, and fur?
ther Legislativo business was suspended.
After tho election was decided, tho
House udjourned till to-morrow, at ll
Animal Meelina of ?lie South Carolina
Railroad anti South-western Kuli
This body convened iu tho Bauk Hall,
in Charleston, on tho ld th, Hou. Alfred
Tho Committeo on tho President of
of tho road's report stated that the
business of the last year showed au in?
crease, aud that it reached its full
average beforo tho war. Tho improved
condition o? tho seaward and landward
connection, especially with tho Macon
aud AugustaRuud were commented upon
us causes of congratulation. They were
glud that a proper sito on thu water bad
been secured, whereby important ad
j vantages would be gained. Tho com?
mittee recommended decisive action on
the South-western Railroad Bank.
For years no dividends bad been de?
clared, but the profits bad beeu applied
to reduce tho debt und improve the pro?
perty of tho road. Tho report closed
with tho following resolution, which was
Resolved, That tho report of tho Pre?
sident and Directors, aud pupers accom?
panying, are highly satisfactory, show?
ing continued improvement in tho pro?
perty, aud that the affairs of tho com?
pany have been conducted with ability
Mr. Soibels moved the following reso?
lution, which was adopted:
Resolved, That the Beard of Directors
of the South Carolina Railroad Company
take immediate possession of thc assets
of tho Bauk, and dispose of them as
80ou as possible, aud appropriate the
proceeds to tho liquidation of tho debt
incurred by thc ro.id for the bauk, und
that ibo bank be immediately cloted.
The Chairman announced Messrs. E.
W. Seibels, J. P. Southern, Wm. Lobby,
C. L. Burktneyer uud R. S. Bruns, ?s
the committee to whom shall bo referred
the next annual report of tho President
The addition to Article 1. Section 9, of
the by-laws, proposed by Mr. E. W. Sei?
bels, last year, was amended and adopt?
ed, and reads thus:
Any number of stockholders, not less
thou live, reproseuting 1,000 shares, shall
be necessary to require a stock vote on
Mr. B. H. Rico gave notice that he
would, at tho next annual freeling, oiler
03 au amendmeutto thu by-laws, that the
annual meeting bo bold on tho second
Tuesday in April, instead as now, on the
second Tuesday in February.
Mr. E. W. Seibols offered the following
resolutions, which were adopted:
Resolved, That the Directors of the
South-western Railroad Bank be in?
structed to close tho bauk and transfer
tho assets lo the South Carolina Rail?
road Company, as provided for in a reso?
Resolved, That tho right of passing
free over tho road to and from Charles?
ton, once in a poriod of every twelve
months, bo given to nil tho stockholders
equally, and on the following conditions,
namely: That every stockholder being
thc bonn fule owner in his or her owu
right of live shares or more, and having
held tho same on tho 1st of January,
1870, shall bo entitled to the above privi?
lege for tho year 1871: Provided, that it
hus not already been exercised under ex?
isting rules, and that hereafter tho said
privilege shall attach on theist of Janu?
ary to every live shares, or more, of
stock then held, sud which bad been
held bona .fide since tho 1st of January
The following is tho result of tho elec?
Directors of Ihn Road-?Wm. J. Ma?
grath, George A. Tronholin, L. D. Do
Stinssnre, G. W. Williams, F. J. Feiger,
J. P. Boyce. B. H. Bice, H. Gourdin, J.
S. Gibbes. John Httuckel, A. Simonds,
LI. H. DeLeon, C. M. Furmuu, Wm. A.
Courtenay, Daniel Tyler.
Directors of (he South-western Railroad
Bank-5. C. Cochran, C. M. Funuun,
W. A. Courtenay, L. D. DeSuussnro, J.
P. Boyeo, J. H. Wilson, H. H. DeLeon,
G. W. Williams, Henry Gourdiu, W. J.
Magrath, J. S. Gibbes, F. J. Pelzcr.
An old lady, Susy Busk by name, died
last week in Alleghaoy County, Virginia,
having roached tho extraordinary age of
117 years; sbo leaves a duughter Betsy
living, ninety-eight years of age!
Di?ATii or AN AMERICAN POETESS.
Miss Alieo Cary, u popular American
poetesB, died ou Sunday, at her residence
in East Twentieth street, New York
MAUI ABBANGSHOKTS.-Tho Northern
mail opens at 3.30 P. M.; closes 12.15
P. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; ?loses 11.30 A. M. Charleston
night mail opens 8.30 A. M.; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mud opens 4.30 P.
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opens 1.30 P. M. ; closes 1.S0 P. M. On
Sunday office open from 3 to 1 P. M.
Pna?NixiANA.-The prico of singlo
copies of tho PHO?NIX is Qvo cents.
Country publishers in wnut of second?
hand typo-bourgeois and minion-be?
sides rules, leads, choses, etc., can be
supplied, at about half founders' prices,
by applying at the PHOENIX office.
Book and job printing of every kind
attended to promptly at PHOENIX office.
All persons indebted to the PHOENIX
office must make immediate settlement,
or tho accounts will bo placed in tho
hands of tho proper officers. Hereof tor
all transient advertisements are to bo
paid for before inserted.
The attention of tax payers is called
to the notice of Treasurer Baldwin, pub?
lished in another column. The penally
for non-pay meut is heavy.
Wo are indebted to A. C. Kaufman,
Esq.. of Charleston, for a pamphlet copy
of the annual reports and statements of
the South Carolina Railroad Company
for the year ending December 31, 1870.
Also, to Rev, Wm. W. Mood for a pam?
phlet copy of the "?Minutes of the Eigh?
ty-third Session of the South Cirobna
Annual Conference of the Methodist
Episcopal Church, South," held in
Charleston, December, 1870. Both of
tho abovo published by Walker, Evans
& Cogswell. Tho expense of publication
of thc Conference proceedings bas,
doubtless, been materially reduced, as
the pamphlet contains over twenty pages
Mr. E. li. Quatttcbaum, executor aud
manager of the "hop" to bo given at
Irwiu's Hall, this evening, will accept
our thanks for a card of invitation.
Montgomery Moses, Esq., of Sumter,
a brother of tho Chief Justice, was
elected ;i Judge of thc Seventh Judicial
Circuit, yesterday, by the General As?
sembly. He is a well-known lawyer.
At an extra meeting of Columbia Lit?
erary aud Debating Society, held last
night, tho following gentlemen wero
unanimously elected officers to servo the
term of three months: For President,
J. T. Sloan, Jr.; Vice-president, John
Bauskett; Secretary, C. P. Pelham, Jr.;
Treasurer, R. M. Casson; Censor, Wm.
"The melancholy days"-of slop and
slush-have come and gone, we trust,
for tho season.
Oyster soup will bo served at the Pol?
lock Houso this morning, at ll o'clock.
The Greenville passenger train did not
arrive until half-past 10 o'clock, last
night, tho detention beiug caused by the
run-off of a freight traiu near Hono.i
THE RIO irr MAN AT LAST-Mn. HOHNS
HY ACQUITTED.-Sheriff Frazoe, not satis?
fied with tho evidence os to the charge
against Mr. Hornsby, of shooting tho
engineer of tho Greenville traiu, on
Tuesday last, sent two detectives to tho
scene of tho disaster, to make further
investigations. These investigations re?
sulted in thc arrest of Dexter Gibson, a
young man who bad been coniiued in
tho Lunatic Asylum for several months,
and bad only recently been released. It
was currently reported at the time of tho
shooting, that Gibson was tho individual;
and tho principal canso of tho arrest of
Mr. Hornsby was tho fact of a foot?
print, similar iu size to his, leading from
tho railroad to tho road directly-opposito
his residence-whore tho track was lost.
Gibson, in bis admission, explains this,
by saying that bo jumped over tho fence
when bo arrived at tho main road aud
walked down through tho field. Ho at?
tempts to excuse himself for shooting
tho engineer, by asserting that he was
walking on tho trestle aud that thc engi?
neer was "cither drunk, crazy or a des?
perate character," who wanted to kill
him; that bo was nearly run down, and
was forced to jump from tho track, when
ho "fired bulli barrels of bis gun at the
man who wanted to kill him." Ho made
no comment on tho matter, while under*
going examination before Trial Justice
Solomon, who committed the unfortu?
nate young man to tho care of Sheriff
Frazoe, promising that a medical board
should bo summoned, this morning, to
examine ns to thc sanity of tho prisoner.
Mr. Hornsby was, of course, immedi?
ately reloased, and exonerated from all
connection with tho affair. This case is
another striking evidence of tho unrelia?
bility of circumstantial evidence, and
shows bow individuals may be mistaken
as to tho identity of persons-no less
than ten colored men having sworn that
Mr. Hornsby was tho mau who fired iuto
tho train. The wounded man appears
to be improving.
SurrosT?D FATAII SHOOTING AFFBAY.
? serious shooting affray occurred, yes?
terday afternoon, about li alf-past 5
o'clock, in front of tho storo of Mr. E.
Pollard, on Main street, between two
young mon named L. Von Bicman and
H. Grey-in which tho latter received a
pistol bullet in tho lungs, which will
likely prove mortal. Seven or tight
shots wore fired. It wns a personal affair
altogether-politics buviug nothing
whatever lo do with tho matter.
LIFE OF GEN. HOUEUT B. LEE.-Wo
had a visit, yestorday, from Mr. George
E. Osborn, agent for tho salo of tho
..Life of Gen. Iv. E. Lee," written by
Colonel John Esten Cooke, of Virginia.
This valuable work was begun enrly in
tho your 18GG. General Lee was in?
formed of its design, aud the writer lind
the honor to receive from the General a
roply assuring him that tho work "would
not iutcrfcro with any that he might
have in contemplation ; ho had not writ?
ten a Huo of any work as yot, and might
never do so, but, should he write a his?
tory of tho campaigns of the army of
Northern Virginia, the proposed work
would bo rather au assistance thau a hin
derauco." Tho writer had offered prompt?
ly to discontinue the work if it wore not
ngrccablo to General Leo, but tho reply
at onco assured bim that this biography
bad the General's approval. The work
will bo published completo in oue vol?
ume, large octavo, 500 pages; will have
two Una steel portraits of General Leo
and ono of Stonewall Jackson. Also,
twelve full-page wood engravings und
twelve fnll-pugo maps and plans of bat?
tles. Sold bj' subscription only. Price
-in cloth extra, $5; library leather, SG:
half morocco, $7. D. Appleton & Co.,
publishers, New York; J. C. Herb}', Au
gusta, Ga., general ngeut for South Ca?
rolina and Georgia. Colonel Cooke, in
tho introductory chapter, refers to thc
"great departed" ns follows:
"The name of Leo is beloved and re?
spected throughout the world. Men ol
ull parties and opinions unite in the
sentiment, not only those who though!
and fought with him, but those most
violently opposed to bis political viewi
and career. It is nuturul that his OWE
peoplo should love and honor him a:
their great leader aud defender in f
struggle of intense bitterness-that lib
old enemies should share this profound
regard and admiration is duo solely ti
tho character of the individual. Di:
military genius will nlways be conceded
and his figuro remain a conspicuoui
landmark in history; but this does no
account for tho fact that bis very cue
mies love tho man. Elis privuto eborac
ter is the origin of this sontimeut. Tin
peoplo of the North, no less thau thc
people of the South, feel that Lee wa
truly great; and the hardest critic ha
been able to Hud nothing to detract fron
this viow of him. Tho soldier was great
but the man himself was greater. Ni
ono was ever simpler, truer, or mon
honest. Those who knew him best lovei
him tho most. Unserved and silent
with a bearing of almost austero dignity
he impressed many persons ns cold nm
unsympathetic, and his true charade
was long in revealing itself to the world
To-day ull men kuow what his friend
knew during his life-that nuder th
grave exterior of tho soldier, oppressa
with care and anxiety, beat a warm am
kindly heart, full of un even extraordi
nary gentleness and sweetness; that th
mau himself was not cold, or stiff, a
harsh, but patient, forbearing, churitubl
under many trials of bis equanimity, an
magnanimous without effort, from th
nativo impulso of his heurt. Friend au
foo thus to-day regard him with niue
tho same sentiment, us a genuiuel
honest man, incapable of duplicity i
thought or d(?ed, whollj' true and sincere
inspired always uuder all temptations b
that prisai filies which purifies an
ennobles, aud resolutely bent, in tb
dark hour, ns in tho bright, on tho fn
performance of his duty. 'Duty is th
sublimest word in our language,' h
wroto to his son; aud, if wo add tin
other august maxim, 'human virtu
should bo equal to human calamity,' w
shall have in a fovv words u .summary t
tho principles which inspired Leo.
"Tho crowning graeo of this man, wh
was thus not only great but good, wu
the humility and trust in God, which lu
at the foundation of his character. Up >
this point, we shall quoin the words of
gentleman of commanding intellect,
bitter opponent of the South in thu wa
" 'Leo is worthy of ull praise. As
man, he was fearless among men. As
soldier, ho had no superior and no equa
la the eourso of nu tu rc, my career e
earth may soon teriniuate. God grui
that, when the day ol' my death shu
come, 1 may look up to [leaven wit
that confidence and faith which tho li
and character of Robert E. Leo gat
him. Ho died trusting in God as a got
man, with u good life, and u pure coi
"Ho had lived, as ho died, with th
supreme trust in un over-ruling nu
merciful Providence; und this seiitinien
pervading his wholo being, was ll
origin of that august eulin ness wil
which he greeted tho most crushing di
asters ol' his military career. IBs fail
and humble trust sustained bim after tl
war, when tho woes of tho South wei
nigh broko his grout spirit; and he cali:
ly expired, us n weary child falls aslce;
knowing that its father is near."
Tho favorite refrain of tho Texas cm
grauts ubout six months after their o
rival-"Horne, sweet borne; tlicro is i
pl ice Uko borne"-with the variatio
"Carry mo backl"
Messrs. E. G. Plumer & Co., whose
store was partially destroyed by tho fire
of Wednesday morning, have gone to
work with tho earnest intention of "put?
ting their house in order" iu tho short?
est possible time, und in a duy or two
will resume operations. Their losses
were principally from stealuge.
TUE ANNIVERSARY OP THU BOIININO OV
THB CITY.-To-day, B?X years ago, a
large portion of this city was consumed
by tho torch of tho invader. This is the
anniversary of the ShertnanUation of
Columbia. Wo refer to this event not
to arouse feelings of resentment or to
recall bitter memories, but rather to
suggest bow much bas been done to?
wards tho rebuilding of the city, aven
amid the depressing influences that havo
surrounded our people. Tboso of na
who saw Columbia as it appeared on the
day after tho burning, nud who see it as
it now stands, can realizo the improve?
ments that have been made. Dwellings,
stores, hotels, mills, foundries, depots,
churches, havo been built. The city has
put on something of its old activity, and
tho memories of the past do not wholly
cut us off from the hopes of the future.
Under more favorable auspices, our
future would bo far moro promising.
But as it is, wo have cause to bo thank?
ful for tho blessings we have enjoyed.
It is true that our review of the past six
years, since tho great fire lighted up
every street in Columbia and penetrated
every home, is not without its elements
of sorrow and regret. If forluucs have
been made or restored, they have also
been lost. If many of our truonnd tried
citizens still live to remind us of the
days gone by, many have nlso vacated
thc places that shall know them no more
forever. Some have died full of years
and honors. Others havo fallen in tho
primo of life. But we shall not far?
ther suggest tbeso sad thoughts. Which?
ever may be our surroundings now, we
have all duties to perform-duties to our
God, our State and our families. We
havo at borne a city to develop and
build up. Let a good citizenship be
cultivated. Let every man by honest
and earnest work, and by thrift, economy
and energy, seek to make himself honestly
independent, and let tho waves of indi?
vidual effort extend so as to embrace
within its wideuing circle publio spirit
and public works.
COURT OF GENERAL SESSIONS.-The
following prisoners have received sen?
tence from bis Uonor Judgo Melton:
Tho State vs. John Ross. Petit lar?
ceny. Nino months iu penitentiary.
Tho State vs. HeDry Scott. Burglary,
larceny and house-breaking. Eighteen
months in penitentiary.
The State vs. George Pcttifoot. Petit
larceny. Six mouths in penitentiary.
Thc State vs. London Simmoos.
Grand larceny. Eighteen months in
The State vs. David Lawrence, alias
Davo Lawrence. Grand larceny. Eight?
een months in penitentiary.
Tho State vs. John Harris. Grand
larceny. Two years in penitentiary.
The State rs. Margaret Mattes. As?
sault and battery, with intent to kill. To
pay a lino of fifty dollars and costs, orbe
imprisoned in Couuty jail for tbe term
of three months.
The State vs. Edward Thompson, alias
Edward Jenkins. Mule stealing. Two
years in penitentiary.
Tho State rs. John A. Jones. Assault
aud battery. To pay a flue of 8100, or
be imprisoned iu tho County jail for one
Tho Stale rs. Isaac Culpepper. Grand
larceny. Fifteen mouths iu penitenti?
Tho State rs. Joe Moody and Dave
Moody. Grand larceny. Eighteen
months each in penitentiary.
The Stato vs. Charles Hamberg. As?
sault and battery. To pay a fine of fifty
dollars aud costs.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, February 16.-Co
lumbia Hold-Miss Patton, Asheville; J.
W. Mooro, Augusta; A. P. Miller, Geo.
Wirkers, J. H. liiou, Wiunsboro; J. J.
Cohen, J. Sibley, .7. D. Heard, Augusta;
P. Quattlebauin, Loxiogttn; T. Brown
sou. Louisiana; ll. Barrings, Charlotte;
P. J. Bell, J. W. Avery, York; J. Pat?
terson, G. W. Curtis, Cbestor; J. Buck
nun, J. J. Maher, C. Froueberger,
Chnrleston; J. W. Selby, Baltimore; A.
1). Leuvv, Saratoga; W. A. Bradley, S.
C.; W. il. Briekinau, S. C.; J. S. Pal?
mer, J B. Palmer. Saluda; J. C. Lane
and lady, Ne wherry; W. Norris, Simon
Poid mau, Philadelphia; C. N. Viel,
I j rook lyn; G. Morton, S. C.; J. A.
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
A. Wcbrban-A Card.
D. C. Peixotto A Son-Building Lot.
Bryan A McCarter-New Books.
C. H. Baldwin-Tax Notice.
Part of Hotiso to Bent.
Hostettor's Stomach Bitters.
C. F. Jackson-Spring Goods.
Acts of tho Legislature.
The extraordinary eures effect td hy thu ns?
of tho OLD CAROLINA BITTERS is proclaimed
everywhere. t Fl2fS
Tho OLD CAROLINA HITTERS, a pleasant and
el? ctivo cure for very many of tho illa that
flesh is heir to. F 12 t3
Tiippman's Bitters aro for Bale by all drug?
gist* and dealers. Depot in Columbia, H. C.,
at OEIOER A SlcGtaEooa's, Druggists. 8 18