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Friday itf orhmfc, February S2?3llD
People who imagino that the Franco
Prussian war is i likely to facilitate tl.o
progress of liberal ideas and propitiate a
more lasting peace polioy among Euro?
pean nations, are likely to be disappoint?
ed* the Kew Orleans Times thinks. On
the contrary, the great olash of arms
seems to have fired tho war spirit
throughout ?ll countries, and demon?
strated the fact that the prestige of a
aation depends, after all, on the strength
of its own right arm. Muoh of the
Christian philosophy, lately so popular
io regard to the victories of peace and
the triumphs of commerce, is evidently
coming to be looked on aa bombastio
fustian, and the anthem of labor is about
to toe stifled by the harsher notes of the
war cong. When we find staid and
stately Old England repelling the taunt
af ?being a "nation of shop-keepers,"
otuu p?aeing Uer military establishment
on a footing, that will, in a short time,
embrace all its male arms-bearing popu?
lation, under a discipline less strict, per?
haps, than Prussia's, but yet readily ad?
missible of being made as thorough and
effeotive; when we find all tho armies of
continental Europe-even those of tho
most insignificant States-swelling into
formidable and exhaustive proportions,
.'hey must bo blind indeed who do not
3ieo occasion waiting in the immediate
- future. That great, resistless impulse
flat change infectiug all nature, will
?break out at eras in the world's history;
?nd-no doubt it is, after al), in full ac?
cordance with the designs of the Divine
Hulor. Too long intervals of peace
-beget sloth and oner vat ion. Races be
. ?.oa\e effeminate and corrupt; the heroio
. virtues, or rather the heroiophaso of the
moral virtues, dies away into a mero
- uontoment, and vice flaunts moro gaily
-and easily in tho sun-ah i nc. of peace
than ?under the clouds of war. Rest
.-assesed the brilliant laurels won by Gcr
: many in the late contest aro not to fall
.?pon (her unchallenged or unrivalled.
The mere whetting of tho sword whets
i 'dneappotito to uso it, and the bayonets
now bristling upon every hill top, and
^.fexettgh every valley of continental
Y uropo, are not destined to rust away
?o peaoeful scabbards.
Some weeks ago, when the guns, am?
munition, etc., which had been issued to
?tko colored militia company of this place
vere surrendered to tho sheriff, under
the orders of Gen. Anderson, several
bores of ammunition wore placed in the
office of the Judge of Probate. Ou
Wednesday night, of last week, per?
sons unknown broke open the door by
forcing the lock and removed one of the
oozes, together with the contents. On
Thursday morning, tho empty box wus
found in the porch of the Presbyterian
Church, sfbont 100 yarda from the court
house. On the box was written, "When
do yon co m m on co your war. Pat?" and
-stgued ."Bushwhacker." Opinion is di
?.'?dod es to whether this outrage was
committed by whites or blacks, but who?
ever did it are not friends of peace and
good order. On Thursday morning, the
sheriff shipped to Columbia all of the
guns, ainrnnuitkn, Aro., in his posses
?OQ "la?t Saturday morning, about 3
o'clock, the barn of Mr. Samuel McCar
ler, uear Bethany, was burned, together
? with all tho provender it contained aud
.icroial calves. At tho samo time, tho
* moke-house of Mr. McCarter was broken
-ape? sod a quantity of meat stolen. The
dwelling was also broken into but nothing
-was taken HO far as discovered at last
eccouuts. Wo learn that several ne?
groes were arrested, charged with these
offences, but no evidence being produced
against them they were discharged.
On Sunday night last, about 10 o'clock,
a straw field, several hundred yards dis?
tant and in front of tho residence of Mr.
A. L. Smith, about three miles from this
place, on the King's Mountain Road,
u-.is fired. About half au hour after the
discovery of firo in the field, Mr. Smith's
barns and stables wero also fired nnd
".ntirely consumed, together with the
'my, fodder, etc., which they contained.
A horse and mule which were in tho
?table when it was fired, escaped without
injury. Mr. Smith being suspicions that
<he straw iu the field was lired to attract
attention from the barn, was engaged
tu watching tho latter, and only left it
?or about ten minutes to observo the
progress of thc fire in tho held, when the
barn was discovered to bo on tire.
Another fire, tho work of an incendia?
ry, occurred about 1 o'clock on Wednes?
day last, on tho premises of the Misses
Alcorn, two maideu ladies Jiving alone
?bout seven miles North-east of town.
Firo was set to the corn crib, which
communicated to tho kitchen and thence
to thc dwelling, destroying every build?
ing on tho place, as well as nearly all the
furniture and other property belonging
to tho ladies. - Yorkville Enquirer.
A South Carolina gentleman writCB tc
the New York World, explaining the al
leged "social ostracism" in this State.
He says that "the great majority of thost
who have gone into that State sioco tin
'.var huvu not sought good society, bu
have geno on tho plantations and mixet
with tho negroes, pursuing suo?i a cours<
'ts would exclude them from decent sn
Wy Ho Ii. Harris, Esq., an aged citi/.ei
d' Yorkyi.Ho, died OD tho lith.
Tnu ?BD AY, FEBRUARY 23, 1871.
The.sSate JH?^I3L j 9 i
Mr. Duvall iatrodntfed a billto iador
porate the Brower Gold Mino Company.
Mr. Whittemore introduced a joint re?
solution to haw published 1,000 copies
each of the tenth, eleventh, twelfth,
thirteenth and fourteenth volumes of the
statutes at large, nud certain journals.
Mr. Arnim introduced a resolution,
which was adopted, protesting, on the
part of the Senate, against the resolu?
tion, yesterday adopted in the House,
ordering tho sum of $90,550.31 to bo
paid for fitting np the House, and in?
structing the State Treasurer not to pay
out any moneys on account thereof.
Mr. YV bittern or o introduced a bill to
retire aud cancel the hypothecated 131 ie
Ridge Railroad bonds. Tho bill sets
forth that $1,100,000 of the bonds have
been hypothecated to eeoure a loan of
$300,000, and provides for the redemp?
tion of the same by the State Treasurer.
Also, a bill to repeal the Act granting
State aid to the Bluo Ridge Railroad
Company, and a bill to create a sinking
fund for tho liquidation of the publie
debt of tho State. Tho bill provides for
the assessment cf an additional tar suf?
ficient to raise the sum of $100,000,
each year, to be applied to the purchase
and retirement of the bonds oi the
State; and makes the Farmers' Loan and
Trust Company of New York agents for
the sinking fund.
Mr. Bieman introduced a bill to re?
charter Maxwell's Ferry. Also, a bill to
incorporate tho Waccamaw and Littlo
River Canal Company.
Tho committee, appointed to investi?
gate the affairs of tho Blue Ridge Rail?
road Company made a report, whioh wac
ordered to be printed and to lie over un?
der tho rules. The report embodies tho
testimony of Gen. Harrison, Gov. Scott,
H. H. Kimptou uud J. L. Neogle.
Tho Governor becomes very augry iu
the course of tho investigation, and
pitches into tho Legislature pretty hea?
vily. Among other things, ho says: "I
know of the fact, or have beeu told so
by a hundred different persons, that
money had been paid to get a certain
report through at the last session. J
want to say: Do you Buppose that if om
Saviour would come hero with a bill
ever so good, and want to get it through,
I or it was thought best to get up a com?
mittee to investigate him, do you sup?
pose he wouldn't be crucified again if he
didn't pay something to prevent it? Thal
railroad hos been conducted us judicious
ly aud economically as possible. I wonl
charge this committee, but the commit
tees that have been gotten up hereto
fore were simply for the purpose. Ii
was publicly stated by the members tba
composed them that they didn't ge
enough out of the Blue Ridge Railroac
when the bill passed, and they were dc
termined to get something out of it now
They met three or four days and wouldn'
make a report. It was plain what thei;
object wnR. I learned afterwards tba
they privately demanded of the Presi
deut of tho road $500 apiece. Then
were six of them. I told General Har
rison, before I would pay them a ccut '.
would let Blue Ridgo go to perdition
Ho differed with me. He thought it wai
better to subsidize them; for if thos<
bonds were blackened at that time, i
would destroy their value. As theri
oould bo nothing else done to protec
Mr. Steers, it was better to do this
When the bill came up, a member of tin
House came to ono of the parties am
said: 'That report can't go through uuti
I get $500.' You may bring up an;
kind of a bill, and tho committee cai
make a report that will damn the charac
ter of any one connected with it." Th
Governor also stated that Leslie had pro
posed to withdraw the injunction he hs?
brought to stop the endorsement of th
bonds if $25,000 would bo paid. Th
report shows thal the following disposi
tion baa been made of tho bonds: Dc
posited with Loan and Trust Company
Now York, $2,792,000; pledged to H. H
Kimpton foradvauces, $700,000: pledgei
to lloury Clews for advances, ?500.00C
in hands of Messrs. Gourdin & Cameron
Tho following passed to a third read
iug: A bill to incorporate the Working
meu's Mutual Benefit Life Assuranc
Association of tho State, and a Hons
bill to declare 100 acres of laud in Fail
field escheated to the State, and to ve<
tho titln thereof in tho trustees of th
A joiut resolution to sell tho Stat
lands in Darlington .'or $4.33 per nert
was, after long discussion, laid on th
table. The land had been purchased b
oue Lunney, agent of tho Laud Cou
missioner, tor $4.38, and chnrged by hit
agasust tho State at $7.75 per acre, an
tho money drawn from the Treasury
nomo $6,000 waa realized by tho s wit
dle.r-and Lunney in a sworn statemci
shows that R. J. Donaldson was coi
nested with him in ofifsotinjt tho fruut
aud received half tho profits. Durin
tho debate strong personalities were it
(bilged in by Messrs. Leslie and Corbi
against each other, the latter thro wi u
up tho Land Commission affairs to tl
former, and bo charging Corbin wit
swindling tho State in the framing of tl
oode of procedure. Upon a propositio
by Leslie to "call it square" betwee
them, Corbin replied: "WhenI'vostole
as much as you, I'll be willing to call
A House bill to establish n new Jud
cial aud Election County from portioi
of Barnwell, Edgofield, Lexington an
Oruugeburg, to be known as Aikt
County, was passed to a third reading.
Tho following were ratified: An Act I
incorporate tho Rock Hill Hook at
Ladder Company; to require the Stu
Treasurer to pay County Treasurers tl
apportionments of the State school fui
duo their respective Counties; joint res
In lion to provide for the paymeut of tl
mileage certificates of members of tl
Slate Board of Education; an Act
supply tho deficiency in the apprcpri
\ tion for free schools, for 1870; to ince
-, ri ;??-.
po rn te the Saving, Building nod Loan
Association of South Carolina; to renew
,?udL- ?and ;the obarter o? the town of
Mount Pleasant; to ?utboriza Circuit
Judges to hold coarto in other circuito
than their own; to incorporate the
Champion Hook and Ladder Company;
to incorporate Mechanics' Union No. 1;
to incorporate the town of Timmons
ville; to incorporate the Whipper Guarda
of Christ Church Parish; to oharter the
town of Hamburg; to protect thc rights
of parents and prevent the carrying
from tho-State of persons under twenty
one years of age; to incorporate the
Scott Rifle Guards of Sumter; to amend
the charter of tho Columbia Building
and Loan Association; to provide for tho
protection of persons, property and tho
public peace; joint resolution that Canby
school fund bo appropriated to freo
school fund ; joint resolution authorizing
the purchase of certain volumes of State
A joint resolution, authorizing A. B.
Taylor, Henry Arthur, and others, to
continuo two gates for a term of years
over the old State Bond, in Lexington,
was ordered to bo enrolled for ratifica?
The following passed aud were ordered
to he sent to tho House of Representa?
tives: A bill authorizing tho Town Coun
j oil of Newberry to erect a market hou^e;
bill authoriz ng the County Commission?
ers of Spartanburg, Greenville, Bickens
and Oconoe, and tho authorities of cer?
tain towns in tboso Counties to provide
means to meet the interest on certain
bonds; a bill to enforce the payment of
the poll tax, aud a bill to authorize tho
formation ond incorporation of the Tu
galoo and Chattanooga Railroad.
At 3.45 P. M., the Senate adjonrued.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
The House met nt 11.16 A. M.
A resolution by Mr. Byas, that the
regular order of business be suspended
during the remainder of the session, was!
A bill to facilitate the punishment nfl
crime was take? up as the uufiuished
business of yesterday and passed to a
third reading. Also, a joint resolution
authorizing the employment of J. S. G.
Richardson, Esq., to publish tho deci?
sions of tho Supreme Court for the last
Tho House then took up the appropri?
ation bill on its second reudmg and
discussed to 1.10 P. M., when it was
passed to a third readiug, after certain
A motion to adjourn was lost, aud
tho House proceeded to tho considera?
tion of a Sonate bill to releas?? the lien of
tho SI ato upon n lot of land in Charles?
ton, owned by tho South Curoliua Insti?
tute, for the promotion of art, mechani?
cal ingenuity and industry; which was
made the special order for to-morrow, ?it
Pending the discussion of a bill to
provide for the election of Justices of
the Pence, the House adjourned, at 5.20
A DREADFUL- PUNISHMJCNT.-The age
of miracles evidently has not censed. A
man went into a revival meeting in Lyon?
ville, 111., a short time since, aud was
making fun of tho penitents, when he
fell to tho floor, aud was carried out in
an inscnsiblo condition. A few days
after, he attempted to reuow his sport in
tho same place, when ho was stricken
with paralysis, and, at last accounts, he
had no uso of tongtio or limbs.
SAD CASE.-We learn from the Winns
boro News that about a month ago a lit?
tle Irish girl, named Anna Gordan, in
the employ of Mr. John C. Mickorell,
living near Blackstocks, received asevere
whipping by the latter, from the effects
of which she died, on Friday last. An
inquest was hold over tho body, which
was examined by two physicians. Mr.
M. was arrested, and is in the custody of
INTEMP?RANCE AND CHIME.-In a re?
cent trial at Cleaveland, Ohio, for homi?
cide, where tho plea of insanity was set
up, the presiding Jndgo charged tho jury
that tho inflammation of the passions up
to tho pitch of committing murder, by
tho voluntary usn of strong driuk, was
no apology for Inking life, and that no
man could safely be permitted to give
loose rein to tho passions of malice and
revenge, whether drnnk or sober.
COSILY WAIU-'AKE.-Gou. Sherman
states that thc cannon with which the
Prussian artillerists did so much damage
to tho city of Paris aro Krupp's steel
eleven inch breach-loaders. They each
cost about 830,000 in gold, and tho pro?
jectile and powder for each discharge
costs another SI,000. No gnus made
elsewhere equal them.
An Euglishmau, named George Smith,
jumped overboard from the steamer Ca?
labria, on her passago from England to
Boston. Tho life boat was lowered, but
tho determined suicide laughod, and
sank to riso no moro.
A young man dressed in fomalo garb,
has been imposing upon suudry young
men of Macon, by eliciting their love
anda few costly presents, and then dis?
appearing in pantaloons and the smoke
of a fresh cigar.
Tho Chicago Tinten very portinontly
says that if tho brother-in-laws of Grant
had been ns numerous and activo in the
servico of tho Government, during the
war, as they have boon since, the lust
draft would have I.(?eu unnecessary.
An expedition has left San Francisco
for tho Cocos islands, under tho direc?
tion of spirits, to seek for treasures bu?
ried by pirates.
A fire occurred at Buffalo ivoontly,
which destroyed tho offices of the Even
ina Post and tho Courier, and several
stores, and occasioned a loss of $00,000.
The Novada legislators are in trouble.
The treasury is without funds to pay
(heir per dicms, aud they threaten to ad?
journ sine die in consequence.
DEATH OP AN AOED LADY.-Mrs. Nancy
Jones, a well kuown resident of the Pine
House section, aged about eighty years,
departed this life on Tuesday night last.
TBS NEW ENFONCEMENT BIT,E.-The
enforeement Act, passed nt the lust ses?
sion of Congress, which, upon the .Un?
founded pretense of preventing ill?gal
yoting, put the polls under military sur?
veillance, was justly considered hs
another step in tho gradual snbjection of
the country to a revolutionary policy,
which seeks to set aside Stute authority
and lead to tho absorption of all power
by the Federal Government. No one de?
nies that eloction frauds are likely to lie
perpetrated hy all parties, and the politi?
cal annals of tho country demonstrate
that they havo boen quite as great in the
pnst as the present. Every mau who
know aught of tho old contes's, State
aud notional, between Whig nod Demo?
crat, for a quarter of aoentury, knows
that untiling was more common than for
ono i MI ty to charge election frauds upon
the other, especially iu Now York und
other gri at cities. Yet, in those days,
who over dreamed Of tho interference of
the United States, and especially of the
Federal military, to regulato mattera?
It was universally agreed that if frauds
were to be suppressed, the State au?
thorities wore tho proper ones to take
the mutter iu baud. The man who, in
those days, would have proposed Federal
intervention for such evils, would have
been disowned by his own party a?- a
lunatic. But that torpid spirit of in?
difference aud inaction which, iu other
free countries, lins SO ofteu preceded the
loss of public liberty, seems to have
crept over our own people, until now
the most unmistakable strides to centrali?
zation excite no sensation. Thu first mili?
tary working of tho law of lust session
was witnessed in Philadelphia, where
tho spectacle, strange tn Northern eyes,
was beheld of a body of marines called
out to guard thu precincts of the ballot
box. lu New York a larg?! body of
troops was on hand, ready to bo used,
but happily no opportunity occurred for
Euforcemeut seems to have been sub?
stituted of late for tho Constitution and
right, and those who favor it seem neither
to kuow nor care where it will lead. We
hud uu illustrai ion of it in our own
State, last fall, when citizens wer? arrest
ed under the enforcement law and drag?
ged before the Federal authorities. In
one of theso oases, iu Kent County,
three citizens-one quite aged-were
roused from thoir beds at mid-night,
arrested and taken otf by Federal of?
ficials, and ono of those co-operating,
a volunteer, has since been described by
affidavits of responsible men as nu
escaped convict from the Virginia peni?
tentiary, who afterwards became un
ollicer of tho United States iriny, aud
was dismissed for his rascalities-and
tho arrested parties, as is known, were
finally discharged, there being no ground
nt all on which to detain them. It is
trno that iu Baltimore tho Deputy Mar?
shals, well aware that th-re was no oc?
casion for their services, were good
natured enough, which, of course, in?
spired good nature in others. If Re?
publican freemen are to be menaced in
tho exercise of their highest political
prerogative by military force, it is no
doubt satisfactory to havo thu ?rou baud
in a velvet glove.
Tho additional enforcement bill, just
passed the House, which gives the Fed?
eral officials entire control over all elec?
tions at which members of Congress or
electors of President and vice-President
aro to bo chosen, differs in this, among
other particulars, from tho former en?
forcement bill, that whereas that was
limited to places having moro than 20,000
inhabitants, tho present bill extends its
operations to every County, provided
two citizens shall apply to the Judge of
the United States Circuit Court in w hose
circuit the town or city may be located,
that they desire tho law to bo enforced
in that place. It thus extends the super?
vision of the bayonet iuto every nook
aud cranny of tho land where it will
reach, the only limitation of it being
that, as the standing army is now organ?
ized, it cannot reach, to he effective,
much beyond the principal towns. This
isa new element in American politics,
and quite unknown for centuries in tho
politics of Great Britain, a Government
which wo aro accustomed to consider ty?
rannical and despotic, beyond our own,
at least. But what is modern republi?
canism if not progressive? As if the
army of the United States wero not ado
qtiiito to tho emergency, we havo tho
same provision for United States Mar?
shals and deputies, who may arrest,
without any warrant, any person who
attempts, or is supposed to attempt, to
commit any act prohibited by the Sup?
plemental Act. Provision is made for
tho transfer of any suit brought by an
aggrieved citizen against a Federal of
iicor from a State Court to thu United
States Circuit Court, and to render tho
judgment of a State Court in such a caso
null and void. Tho supplemental mea?
sure is moro stringont in its details and
lines and penalties than the Federal elec?
tion law of last session. Like that, it
will include Stato, County and city elec?
tions, where they occur at tho same limo
with the elections mentioned in tho bill.
In tho debuto in tho House on this sub?
stitution of tho Federal bayonet for the
authority of the States, Mr. Cox, of New
York, gave notice that his State would
control its own elections by fixing an?
other day than tho Congressional for the
Stato elections. Probably Congress will
have a supplemental bill in due timo, on
some pretext or other, providing for
taking charge of all elections, State and
Federal, whenever and wherever they
uro hold. It hus refused to be warned
by tho outspoken opposition to Federal
military interf?rence by Republican Go?
vernors of States, or to tako note of tho
opposito political res-iilts to those intend?
ed by tho enforcement bill of last ses?
sion, as shown by tho elections which
have Bince taken place. Perhaps the
continued um! i ii creased uso, in Contempt
of public opinion, of military interven?
tion in tho politics of tho country, will
lead to another and moro decisivo recoil
upon its inventors. - Baltimore Sun.
'? Hoi ray eil by Portn?o."
Suoh are the words with whieh Louis
Napoleon cnramoace? jon insidious nnd
canning appeal to tho French people? in
behalf of the restoration of hin dynasty.
It is in tho style' with which this shrewd
phrase-monger hos heretofore managed
to hood-wink tLe French people-a baso
imitation of otiii of the weaknesses of
the great Napoleon, whoso disasters were
always misfortunes, and the legitimate
cotisequeuces of whose crimes were
merely tho frowns and rebuffs of destiny.
A people who for tho second or third
time submit to such glaring impostures
and brazen falsehoods, may bring upon
themselves the imputation of beiug nd fit
for the grnve responsibilities of freemen
"Betrayed by fortune!" Words of
falsehood sud blasphemy. The disasters
which resulted in the expulsion of Louis
Napoleon from his usurped throne, und
in the ruin and desolation of France,
wero duo to three causes, all of which
originated iu tho heart and head of this
unparalleled egotist. Tho first was thc
universal corruption which pervaded the
Government and anny, and had reduced
the most powerful natiou iu the world to
a coudition of comparitive imbecility.
Was it a betrayal of fortune whiuh de?
ceived tho Freuch people into u belief
that they hud the most powerful army in
tho world, when in fact it was all ou pa?
per; that this army was commanded by
brave, skilled and intelligent generals,
when in truth its comm indera were spe?
culating politicians, jobbers und syba?
Secondly. Was Fortune responsible
for the folly of initiating a war with a
nation of such vast superiority in arms
aud in all the means and agencies of
modern warfare-a war of aggression
aud invasion-and ol' plunging into that
war without a plan or organization of
Thirdly. Was Fortune responsible
for the Ulttir lack of command, of heroic
vigor and determination required for thu
It is quite COUSts tun I with Ibis gam?
bler's apology and solace, that tho pri?
soner, or rather tile favored guest of the
Emperor of Got many, who has been fed
for four months with tit bits from her
Majesty Empress Augusta's tables, nnd
attended by her most select servants, in
Imperial livery, khould seek to divert
the wrath of the people to tho usurpers,
who aro to be held to account for the
.'bloodshed, ruiu aud squandered re?
sources"-meaning thereby tho honest,
patriotic and zealous Frenchmen, who,
when the Emperor had surrendered him?
self a willing captive to the aufo keeping
and generous hospitalities of his victori?
ous enemies, undertook the desperate
task of defending the honor of I rance.
History will show that they bore them?
selves worthily in their difficult task, and
that the rcproachees and taunts of the
real betrayer of Franco give them new
claims to the respect of rraukind and
the gratitude of their cou ut ry men.
There can be but ono other misfortune
to bo ndded to those which have fallen
so heavily upou poor France, and this
will be the coupde grace of her calami?
ties-the restoration of tho Napoleon
dynasty!-New Orleans Times.
A GALLANT CONFEDERATE.-We pub?
lish tho following from the pen of Gon.
D. H. Hill, editor of the Southern Home,
Charlotte, North Carolina. An eye
w.tuess says that the meeting between thc
General uud Captain Randolph was
touching in tho extreme:
CAPT. LEWIS RANDOLPH.-Wo were
shocked to find ut the depot iu Charlotte
this famous scout of Lee's army, dying
of consumption. He hud been spend?
ing some limo at Aiken, South Carolina,
and was trying to reach his homo iu Vir?
ginia to dio thcro. Captaiu Randolph u
the great-graud-sou of President Jeffer?
son, and nephew of General G. W. Ran?
dolph, late Confederate Secretary ol
War. He inherited tho stalwart figure,
the iron constitution, and thc great
physical strength of tho Jeffersons. Ht
always selected the darkest, coldest, and
most inclement nights for his visits lc
the enemy's camps. Many of his perilous
adventures excelled the wildest iuci
dents of fiction. General Leo gained
from him much nf that information
which so often bullied and confused flu
One of tho most terrible nights wt
remember to have known, Captain Ran
dolph crossed tho Rappahanuock below
Frcdericksburg aud went into Burnside'!
lines. After a week's absence, he came
back with full knowledge of the strength,
position and plans of tho Federal Geue
ral-him with tho powerful field glass,
Gen. Bradley T. Johnson mentioned it
his report of second Mnnnssas that thc
Confederate line in tho railroad cut gol
out of timmuuition uud fought thc
enemy with rocks. Ou this occasior.
Capt. R. struck a man on the forehenc
aud killed him instautly. This was bu1
ono of his many marvellous feats o
strength. To think of such a man dyinj
with consumption! The once gay,
light-hearted, chivalrous athlete dying o
consumption on a railroad train-dying
but talking sweetly of his Saviour ant
joyfully of his hopes of u blessed im
A WOUTIIY CHAMPION.-Beast Butler
who threatened to give license to th(
brutal lust of his soldiers among tho wo
men of New Orleans, has given his ad
hesion to tho Womou's Righter?, aud of
fers his championship to their cause,
In this he is entirely consistent. It it
ono of tho most effectivo ways of degrnd
ing tho sex, aud no ono will bo surprised
that it finds an adv?calo in tho brutal
author of the New Orleans order.
Georgo Alfred Townsend says that
"instead of putting tho word 'God' it
tho letter of tho Constitution wo hot
better tako some of tho 'devil' out of th?
Four littlo Baltimore girls ato orange;
and cheese for supper ono night lasi
week, and at breakfast, nest morning
tliero were four vacancies.
o o 1 tte
MAIL AnRANOEMJcnis.-Tho Northern
mail opens at 3.30 P. M.; closes 12.15
P. M. Charleston day mail opens 4.30
P. M.; closes 11.30 A. M. Charleston .
night mail opens 8.30 A. M. ; closes 6.00
P. M. Greenville mail opens 4.30 P.
M.; closes 8.30 P. M. Western mail
opens 1 30 P. M. ; closes 1.30 P. M. On
Sundny office open'from 3 to 4 P. M.
PHONIXIANA.-The price of single
copies of tho PHU?NIX is Ove cents.
Country publishers iu waut of second?
hand type-bourgeois aud minion-be?
sides rules, lends, chases, etc., can bo
supplied, at about half founders' prices,
by applying at the PIIONIX office.
Comptaiuts are constantly being made
by subscribers on tho line of the Char?
lotte, Columbia and Augusta Railroad.
We hope the matter will bo looked into
by tho mail agents.
Those of our citizens who ure tho for?
tunate possessors of silverware, and are
desirous of having it tastefully engraved
or marked, are directed to Mr. A. Huff?
ier, at the jewelry store of Wm. Glaze,
Esq. We eau promise a beautiful piece
Wc are informed that the "Pure Gyp?
sum" advertised by Mr. John H. Holmes,
of Charleston, is found to contain nine?
ty-nine aud two-thirds per cent, of snlu.
ble matter, instead of eighty per cent.,
as heretofore stated. This is very im?
portant information for farmers who de?
sign using the Gypsum, as it leaves only
one-third per cent, of insoluble nintter.
Messrs. Boyce Sc Co., of tho Dexter
Stables, have on exhibition and for Bale
a magnificent mahogany bay stallion,
which is universally conceded to be as
"pretty as a picture." This nag was
formerly used as a trick horse by a circus
company. Ho takes bis name "Rose?
wood" from his peculiar color, we pre?
Representative W. J. W'hipper re?
turned from Washington yesterday, but
returns again to-day. Owing to the pre?
sence of other committees, and the sus?
pension of business in consequence of
the carnival, the South Carolina com?
mittee had no opportunity of represent?
ing their grievances.
James Bancroft, Jr., Julius A. Le
priuce aud J. Orrin Lea have been ap?
pointed Notaries Public for Charleston.
A writer in Good Health says that the
average weight, all the year round, of
that portion of a woman's clothing which
is supported from the waist, is between
ten and fifteen pounds, and that if a
woman were sentenced to carry such a
weight about in this way for a number of
years, for some great crime, the sentence
would bo pronounced inhuman.
The proprietor of a cotton factory put
this notice on the gates: "No oigars or
good looking men admitted." In ex?
planation he said: "Tho ono will set a
Haine agoing among my cotton, and the
other amoug my girls. I won't admit
such daugcrons things into my establish?
ment. The risk is too great."
Messrs. McClusky ic Byrne, who visit?
ed Columbia, tome time ago, with a
stock of goods, are again here, and offer
a fine stock of dress silks, shawls, etc.
The articles eau be seen at tho Washing?
ton House. *
HoTicn AKKIVALS, February 23.-Co?
lumbia Hotel-lil. S. Deane, Buffalo; G.
J. Richards, Marion; J. W. O'Brien, T.
B. Green, Charleston ; G. M. Wood?
ward, Philadelphia; J. Walker, S. C.;
Miss B. Pox, Chesterfield; W. D. Ken?
nedy, Mrs. Leman, W. Gregg, Charles?
ton; A. Thomas, Jersey City ; J. C. Win?
der, Wilmington; W. L. Hardin, Balti?
more; C. C. Pyatt, S. S. Pyatt, Aiken;
P. B. McBeo aud lady. Greenville; W.
Wads. Augusta; W. S. Talbert, Ky.; C.
M. Rose, New York; W. Fort, Lexing?
JS'ickn'son House.-A. J. Holt, Ga.; C.
Hawkins, S. H. Lyon, Baltimore; J. P.
Hodges, Michigan; F. D. Bush, Saluda;
G. W. Connor, J. F. Townseud, W. C.
Norwor.l, Cokesbury; Tyre Jay, Mies
Bettie .lay, Abbeville; E. S. Hubley, B.
R. R. R. ; J. A. Means. Fair Bluff; R. J.
Donaldson, Cheraw; G. A. Darling and
wife, Edgefield; C. Edwards, New Or?
leans; J. T. Beckman, Georgetown.
LIST OP NF.W ADVERTISEMENTS.
James McClusky & Byrne-Notice.
T. F. Black-Lost.
Dr. Sago's CATAIUIH REMEDY is no patent
medicino humbug, gotton up to dupe the ig?
norant and credulous, hut is a porfoct specillo
for Nasal Catarrh, "Cold in the hoad," and
kindred disoaeos. The proprietor, R. V.
Pierce, M. !>.. of Buffalo, N. Y., offors $500 for
a cato be cannot euro. Sold by druggists or
sent hy mail for sixty cente. Apamphlot free.
F ll) mts
The gifts of health can bo maintained only
by sedulous care, and tho sick should seek a
correct remedy. For malarious diaeAees,
dyspepsia, (tc, there is nono Uko tho OLD OA?
KUM NA lliTTF.r.H. F 19 t3
To stimulate and strongUion tho human
framo for tho labor allotted to it, nao tho OLD
CAROLINA BITTERS. F 19 f3
"Oh, try tho OLD CAROLINA BITTERS! Then
you will bo convinced of itu morita."
No? s tho time when bodbugs, mice std
roaches aro popping out of thoir holoa and
crannies. Take M pop at thom with Isaacson's
..SORE Por" and pop them off forever. Kohl
by all druggists. F 17f
Lippman's Bittora aro for salo by all drug?
gists and dealers. Depot in Columbia, H. C.,
at OKIOER & MCGRKOOII'S, Druggists. S 18